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S. S, MJUWN TALKS
His Tisit to Johnstown, and
What Ee Saw and Heard.
STORES OPEN THIS WEEK.
The Gautier Steel Workers Willi
Make Steel By Saturday.
$1,000,000 ALI1EADT CIRCULATING.
A Local Ladies' Belief Committee Organ
ized and at Work.
CITIZENS SHAKE OFF THEIR APATHT
Mr. S. S. Marvin was seen last night at
his Shadyside residence and talked very
freely in reference to his recent visit to
Johnstown, and he gives a coleur de rose
account of the progress of affairs at the
ruined city, and one that will fall very
pleasantly upon the public and the count
less contributors to the relief of the Johns
"I received," said Mr. Marvin, "a tele
gram from Secretary J. B. Kremer, of the
Governor's commission, desiring me to meet
Mm at Johnstown on Saturday. I stand in
the position of purchasing agent of the
commission at this end of the State, and
have therefore much to do with the matter
of supplies and purchases for the sufferers.
"What Mr. Kremer desired was my presence
at Johnstown in order to go over with him
a mass of accounts and audit a large
amount of bills now due. This was done by
rs, and the bills are now O. Kd. and will
be paid immediately by the Governor.
IfOT ME SLIGHTEST HITCH.
"No, sir! Emphatically, there is no
hitch in the financial arrangements or else
where, and everything is moving along
smoothly. After the transaction of the
routine business I moved around freely in
Johnstown, and I must confess both aston
ishment and delight at what 1 heard and
saw. I had a long conversation with Mr.
McMillan, President of the Johnstown Na
tional Bank, which concern is now well
upon its ieet again. Mr. McMillan tells
roe that since the commencement of the
payments by Judge Cummins of the amounts
laid out under the plan of loss-paying de
posits in his bank have increased one-third.
This is a health indication, showing un
questionably that the people who have been
paid are husbanding all their resourcesand
are disposed to be careful of their available
"The amount in circulation? "Well, Mr.
McMillan states that the Cambria Iron
Company and the Johnstown Steel Com
pany have paid out since the calamity over
$300,000, including the payrolls previous to
the flood; the Johnstown committee has dis
tributed in its own way 5160,000; the Bed
Cross Society and other directly expended
amounts swell the total to at least $500,000.
IT STIES THIUGS UP.
"Judge Cummins will pay out atleast $500,
000 more, making a grand total of $1,000,000
now in circulation in the city. Money is
now plenty, and business in the city has
received a decided impetus. Mr. McMillan
states that all the stores in Johnstown will
be again open by the end of the week.
"The Gautier Steel "Works, although in
temporary quarters, will make steel this
,week, and the laboring element of the citi
zens is now airly on its feet. Judge Cum
mins told me that out of 710 claims he paid
98 men signed their names, only two mak
ing their mark. He also said that not one
of those 100 men smelt of liquor.
"Miss Clara Barton, of the Bed Cross
Society, is certainly a wonderful woman.
She has accomplished almost a miracle in
getting the ladies of Johnstown organized
into a relief committee, of which Mrs. Tettle
is Chairman. The ladies seemed very hard
to influence, for most of them had suffered
so severely by death or losses that the apathy
of despair was very hard to penetrate. But
they are now aroused, and are doing earnest
and very effective work effective because
TnEY KNOW THE FIELD
so much better than anyone else possibly
could. The commission has an immense
amount of furniture and household supplies
in stock at Johnstown, and tLe local Ladies'
Belief Committee has been given carte
blanche in the matter of supplies. The
whole town is once more upon its feet, and
it is certainly a' matter for congratulation.
"There has not been a bitch of any kind
between the members of the various relief
committees, and the wisdom of conservative
management of the relief lunds has be
come so clearly apparent that there is no
more complaining heard in any quarter.
Another indication of the approach of self-
reliance of the people is in the matter of
ureau. atuucuiuc we it ere bcuuiug iruu
20,000 to 30,000 pounds of bread daily to
Johnstown. To-day we sent 1,000 pounds
and to-night I received a telegram statins;
that to-morrow to-day, for the first time
since the flood, no bread would be required,
but to send 1,000 pounds on "Wednesday.
This indicates that 500 pounds of bread per
diem is now considered ample as the out
side supply. In reponse to telegrams sev
eral expert bakers have been sent to Johns
town within the past two days, and I ex
pect that before the week the citi
zens will have an ample supply
of bread furnished by home bakeries
right side rr.
"In everv other respect there is at much
progress to be instanced, and the city of
Johnstown is as nearly as possible once
more upon its feet. This great result is due
to the careful and far-seeing management of
affairs, and it must be said to reflect espe
cial credit upon the Pittsburg Committee
and community, which has certainly borne
the brunt of the work from first to last.
"Mr. Kremer, Secietary of the Governor's
Commission, has been an invaluable man in
his position. The story of how he came to
be chosen may be ot interest
"In the early days of the relief work,
trheu it came to be understood that the mat
ter must be placed on a permanent basis, it
was considered essential to secure someone
who could take upon himself the entire task
of the adjustment of losses. An appeal was
made to the Pittsburg Board ot Under
writers, who unanimously and strongly
recommended Mr. J. B. Kremer, of Carlisle,
general agent of the London, Liverpool and
Globe Insurance Company oi England. He
was stated to be incomparably expert at
adjustment of losses and it was agreed that
no one in the State was better qualified.
"At the subsequent first meeting between
the Pittsburg committee and Governor
Beaver's commission it was azreed that the
Governor should choose his own secretary.
"I nevertheless took the liberty of bring
ing Mr. Kremer's name to Governor
Beaver's attention and he sent for Mr.
Kremer to meet him at Harrisburg. alter
making searching inquiries. .Mr. Kremer
met the Governor and was desired by him
to accept the position, but replied in some
astonishment that it was a sheer impossibil
ity to accept such an onerous responsibility
at the expense of his duty to his insurance
company. The Governor insisted, and Mr.
Kremer went to New York and cabled to
London, and alter some delay received an
Answer releasing him cheerfully for as long
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a period as the relief work should demand.
He pitched in energetically and has since
worked like a Trojan, and it is safe to say
that a more fortunate selection could not
have been made."
THE FOND GK0WS AGAIN..
Two Outside Newspaper hud Other Con
tributors Continue to GIre.
Yesterday's contributions to the Johns
town relief fund were $523 87, making the
total amount received thus far $765,873 30.
The items were as follows:
Indianapolis. Ind per Journal, SI0;Methodlst
Episcopal Church of Mason, O.. $25 30; Dun
bar Pa.. Relief Association. J15 20; citizens of
Fiushinc;. N. Y additional. $7 51; collected by
C. A. Hirshfelder. United Slates Consul at To
ronto. Ont J192 25: emploes of the Allegheny
Water Department, 111 25: A. R. Talmaage,
Chicago, I1L. SI; Johnny McCombs. 25 cents;
citizens of Rochester, N. Y-. additional, per'
Herald, 1211 51; citizens of Bloomington, 111.,
ALL AKE SATISFIED.
Mr. W. R. Thompson Writes That the Johns
town 1'enple Are Pleased.
Mr. David Kobinson, one of the members
of the Johnstown Belief Committee, re
ceived a letter from Mr. "W. B. Thompson,
Treasurer, yesterday, wherein the latter
stated that he was paying away the money
to the flood sufferers as fast as possible.
"All is going along very pleasantly,"
said Mr. Thompson, "and the people are all
very well satisfied with what they get.
There has not been a murmur of dissatisfac
tion heard from anybody "
WASTED--! BIGGER TRUST.
That Is the Harden of n Philadelphia Com
pany Circular Certificates In Exchanse
When the capital of the Philadelphia
Company was $2,000,000 the majority was
in the form of a trust, controlled by Messrs.
George "Westinghouse, Jr., Bobert Pitcairn
and John Caldwell. "When the capital was
increased to $7,500,000 a corresponding in
crease in the trust did not take place, and it
remains at present as it did at its inception,
at about $1,500,000. The trust stock was
unpopular at home and could not be placed
in the East at any price. In this connec
tion the following circular will be read with
interest. Although it is dated July 6, it
was only mailed to stockholders last Satur
WESTINOnOUSE Bdildiso. J
, Pittsburo, Pa.. July 6. 1689. i
DeabSib When the Philadelphia Company
began the natural gas business tbe undersigned
were made'trustees to hold a controlling inter
est in the stock of tbe company for the pur
pose of voting at all meeting'. Tbe enlarge
ment of tbe capital soon made the stock so
held a minority. In answer to numerous re
quests or the holders of trust certificates regu
lar certificates were issued in exchange for
In tbe opinion of several large holders and
of tbe undersigned, it is to the interest of all
that a majority of tbe stock of tbe company
should be held by trustees empowered to vote
ac all meetings, and to otherwise act for the
interests oi tnose tney represent, xou are,
therefore, invited to send in at your early con
venience the regular certificate heldbyjou,
for exchange for a trust certificate. Respect
lully, Geo. Westinghouse, Jb.,
A large number of brokers and stock
holders were interviewed regarding the pro
posed movement and a tew were found to
favor it. Many object to it mainly because
it would have the effect of practically stop
ping speculation in Philadelphia Company's
These in favor of it say that they will
send in certificates in exchange for the new
issue, and claim they have perfect faith in
the management, and believe that they will
act lor the best interests ot all concerned.
ASSADLTED IN THE JAIL.
A Correspondent Who Had Angered Rev.
Sir. Sell at Somerset.
Since the matter on another page, about
the Confluence homicide was in type and
sent to the stereotyper, the following tele
gram has come to The Dispatch from
lames Lehr, of Allegheny City, who is
charged with tbe murder of young Scott at
Confluence yesterday, was lodged in jail Here
Your correspondent visited the jail to Inter
view tbe prisoner, when be was set upon, and
came near being done up by Rev. Mr. Bell, con
victed of a serious crime, and tbe Nicely boys,
convicted of murder. It seems that the
reverend gentleman and the Nicely boys bear
a grudge against yonr correspondent for writing
np their cases In tbe past. These parties had
coached Lehr, and be refused to be inter
viewed, or to give anything for publication ex
cept to say that any newspaper man wbo would
write the case up would be done up when he
got otat of jail. But for the prompt arrival and
intervention of stalwart Sheriff McMillan, your
correspondent would not be in a physical con
dition to send you this item. Rev. Mr. Sell is
an athlete and a fighter, and hates newspaper
THEY WILL ALL C0XSULT.
The New Government Building; to be As
signed lo Its Occupants.
Yesterday afternoon the Building Com
mittee of the Chamber of Commerce notified
Superintendent Malone, of the new Govern
ment building, that they would wait upon
him at his office at the earliest convenience
and consult him as to designating the vari
ous offices in the building to its occupants.
Mr. Malone has received special plans
from the department at "Washington for
each story in the building, showing the lo
cation of all the offices.
After the Chamber of Commerce people
have given their suggestions Mr. Malone
intends to notify the Government officials
who are to occupy the building when it is
finished, and it will then be decided in this
joint meeting how the rooms are to be al
lotted. Mr. Malone will make a report of
the proceedings to the department in "Wash
ington. MEW GAS TERE1T0BY.
The Wheeling; Natural Gas Company Secures
The "Wheeling Natural Gas Company has
just completed the purchase of about 5,000
acres of gas and oil territory. Officers of the
company have refused to state where they
have bought the land because they are
negotiating for other leases, and they do not
want to have other natural gas companies to
The purchases include several sections in
different territories. One of them is a gas
well and 600 acres in its immediate vicinity.
Another part of the land amounts to 2,000
acres with an unnsed gas well. The remain
ing 3.000 acres have been secured on leases.
ALLEGED TOBACCO THIEYES.
Officer Conroy Made a Good Captnre at the
Patrick Connors, "William Kinney and
Peter Madden were committed to jail yes
terdavon charges of burglary. The men
were caught at the Point bridge with con
siderable tobacco in bundles and boxes early
vesterday morning by Officer Conroy. Not
being able to give a satisfactory explanation
they were placed under arrest. Later it be
came known that the tobacco store of Mrs.
Connelly, at the corner of Penn avenue and
Port street, had been burglarized.
TWO SEW WELLS STARTED.
The Allrabouy Parks Will Have Seven When
These Are Done.
Yeterday morning Henry Newhart com
menced work on another well in the strip
of park between Sherman and Marion ave
nues, Allegheny, and Superintendent Ham
ilton and J. "W." Chalfant located another in
the East Park, near the foot of Poplar
street. The latter will be paid for by Mr.
Chalfant and neighboring citizens, and
Prof. "W. H. Slack will raise the money for
the former. This now makes seven wells in
the Allegheny parks.
TO ARRANGE WAGES.
The Committees of the Glass Manu
facturers and Workers to Meet
A LARGE ORDER FOR LOCOMOTIVES.
The Striking Illinois Miners Send Men Here
to Ask for Aid. '
THREE MORE FIRMS SIGN THE SCALE
The Wage Committees of the window
glass manufacturers and the workmen's
associations were to have held a joint meet
ing at the Monongahela House to-day, to
arrange the wage scale for the next fire.
Owing to the absence of Secretary Loeffler
and several of the manufacturers' com
mittee, who are now In the East, it is not
likely that the meeting will be held until
Thursday or Friday.
There is considerable speculation among
the manufacturers as to what date will be
agreed upon to s'tart up. When, the facto
ries shut down it was understood that they
would resume September 1, but the workers
and several of the manufacturers do not
want to begin until one mouth later. An
effort will probably be made by the em
ployes' committee to carry their point, but
it is not at all likely that they will succeed.
NO CHANCES TAKEN ON TANKS.
Chambers & McKee's Jeannette tank fac
tory will resume September 1, and the
other manufacturers argue that they cannot
afford to allow this firm to flood tbe market
with glass while they are lying idle. For
this reason they will want to start upon the
same date as their competitors.
It is also stated that some of the manu
facturers have instructed their representa
tives on the "Wage Committee to insist
upon a reduction of wages in some of the
branches. One of the reductions to be asked
for is in the cutting department. The cut
ters, they claim, secure as much wages
as the single strength blowers, and
they do not do the work. The blowers
make on an average of $6 per day for the
fire.and their work is much harder than the
cutters. It is very improbable that the
workers' committee will consent to the re
duction. The scale of workers' wages was prepared
at the convention and will be presented to
the conference by President Campbell. The
manufacturers will also present their scale,
A DEBATE triLI. THEN ENSUE.
The yearly meeting generally results in a
compromise. At the workers' convention
a resolution was offered to make the owners
of the tank furnaces pay 10 per cent more
wages than the owners of pot furnaces. This
was voted down. The difference in the
wages paid in Eastern and Western facto
tories is about 12 per cent; The Eastern
manufacturers will not have any connection
with the present wage conference.
The names ot the committees for the com
ing year are as follows: For the manufac
turers, Loeffier, Phillips and Campbell, of
this city; Catlin, of Ottawa; Coolman, of
Bavenna; and Gray, of Zanesville. The
workers will be represented by Messrs.
Campbell, Perkins", Meyer, Griner, Sicker
son, Whitney and "Toman.
NAILS TO BE ADVANCED.
A Sleeting of the Manufacturers to be Held
In Cleveland To-Morrow.
Representatives of Jones & Langhlins
and Chess. Cook & Co., of this city, will
probably attend a meeting of cut steel nail
manufacturers to be held at Cleveland to
morrow. At the meeting the question ot
doing away with the present'eard prices of
nails will be discussed, and tbe sentiment
is so greatly in favor of adopting a new
basis, that it will probably be done.
On the new card, the prices of 'each size
of nails will be based according to the cost.
For the past six months the market has
been demoralized owing to the action of
some of the manufacturers wbo cut the
card rates. Several mills sold their product
on a sliding scale fer extras. It has also
been suggested that the cnt steel nail be re
duced in size to brine it moreiutouniformity
with the wire nail standard. By tbe
change in the card basis prices will be ad
vanced 10 to 20 cents.
SOLICITING AID FOR MINERS.
The Illinois Men Send a Committee Here to
Ask for Funds.
A committee of two, composed of Mr.
Bennie, ot West Elizabeth, and Mr. Yemm,
of Braidwood, Illinois, coal miners, were in
the city yesterday soliciting funds for the
relief oi the distress among the striking coal
miners of Illinois and Indiana. They re
ported that they were meeting with very
fair success, and would send several hun
dred dollars to the men on strike.
Circulars have been received in this city
from President Gompers, of the Federation
of Labor, asking for assistance to be ex
tended the strikers. Their condition is said
to be bordering on starvation. There are
over 9,000 of them out, and they have been
idle since May 1. The men struck against
a reduction of wages, when the latter were
averaging less than $25 per month.
A GENERAL LABOR MEETING
To be Held August 8 to Try and Adjust the
A meeting of the Executive Board of D.
A. No. 3, ICnights of Labor, and the com
mittee appointed at the last convention to
investigate the Marvin strike, was held last
night in Labor Hall. Alter considerable
routine business had been transacted, a res
olution was adopted calling a general meet
ing of all labor organizations in the city, to
be held on August 8, to devise ways and
means to adjust the difficulty existing be
tween Mr. Marvin and his former employes.
All the heads of the different labor organi
zations in the city are requested to sign the
call for the meeting.
A BIG LOCOMOTIVE ORDER.
Twenty-Five New Eight-Wheelers to be
Mndo la Allegheny.
The Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad Com
pany have just placed an order with the
Pittsburg Locomotive Company, of Alle
gheny City, for 25 of the latest improved
locomotives. The engines will be eight
wbeelers and will be used on the Trans
Ohio division. The companv is now at
work on the order and will turn out the en
gines as soon as possible.
Each locomotive will cost $7,000, and the
total order will amount to $175,000. This
will make about 100 locomotives, the com
pany has turned out for this road.
A Keporied Break.
At .the meeting ef the Pittsburg and
Southern Coal Company yesterday, it was
stated that the men at Fawcett's mines had
agreed to accept the 2Ji" cent rate and go to
work. If this is true it is the first move to
end the strike or lockout.
Plasterers' Strike Threatened.
A strike among tbe union plasterers of
the city is threatened on August 5. It is
not a question of wages, but there is trouble
between the journeymen and their assistants
as to wbo shall do certain kinds of work.
Homestead en Fall Tarn.
Yesterday the whole steel-plate plant of
Carnegie, Phipps & Co., at Homestead,
started up full turn. Over 3,000 men were
-MORE SCALE SIGNERS.
Tbe Iron Manpfactrcrs Slowly Coming- to
lbs Terms of the Amalgamated.
Three more scale signers were obtained
for tbe Amalgamated scale yesterday. They
were Eirpatrick & Co., of Leechburg; the
Falconer Iron and If ail Company, of Niles,
and Bussia Sheet Iron Company, of the
same place. Shoenberger & Co. and the
Linden Steel Company are the only Pitts
burg firms, who have not yet signed the
CLEANING 0DT OLD AVENUE.
Chief Brown Makes a Personal Investiga
tion of the Locality Wholesale Arrests
to be Made Other Bad Places.
Chief Brown has decided to purify the
moral atmosphere of Old avenue, and to that
end the police were last night given in
structions to arrest on sight every disrepu
table character on that street About one
third of the prisoners at Central station
daily come from that vicinity. Chief
Brown made a personal investigation by
goine through the district at night, ac
companied by Inspector McAleese and
He found the locality peopled mainly by
disreputable men and womea of the very
lowest class. In some of the houses several
families were found living in small, foul
smelling apartments, not large enough for
one. Where there are children tbey are
compelled to live in an atmosphere of vice
and immorality that cannot fail to affect
their moral character. Here and there is a
family of honest people, but the majority of
the residents are a very depraved lot.
Wickedness, it is understood, is carried on
in nearly every house, and the female
portion of the community are generally the
worst lot of old, drunken wretches to be
found in the city. In most of these houses
liqnor is sold on the "speak-easy" plan, and
several ugly scraps have occurred in the
neighborhood recently. Some of the houses
have only one or two stories above ground,
but beneath the level of the street there are
two, and in some cases three-storied cellars,
in which the miserable residents exist.
The work of ridding this locality of its
present class of inhabitants will be prose
cuted vigorously, and it is expected that in
a short time the street will either be taken
up by business interests or else a better and
more law-abiding class of people.
Inspector McAleese yesterday entered
suit against Maggie Mitchell, proprietor of
Ho. 54 Second avenue, charging., her with
keeping a disorderly house, with selling
liquor on Sunday and without license.
"When the officer went to arrest her it was
found she had lett the city, having been
warned by someone. The police expect to
capture her soon upon her return.
Similar informations were also entered
against Mrs. Conley, at the corner of Penn
avenue and Fort street. Mrs. Coniey's
house was raided by the police about a
month ago and her husband, John Conley,
along with about 30 other men, were ar
rested. Conley was sent to the workhouse,
where he now is, but siuce then his wife has
been conducting a very disorderly "speak
easy" in spite of the warnings not to do so
by the police officials. She will have a
hearing before Magistrate McKenna to
day. The officials have quite a nnmber of this
class of resorts which they will move against
in a day or two.
THE COLORED RIDER CAUGHT.
He Is Arrested onn Charge of Stealing S700
from a Coat He Dasted.
Charles Bobinson, a colored man em
ployed as a duster at the Hotel Anderson,
was arrested yesterday on suspicion of hav
ing stolen $700 from the pocket of a gentle
man whose coat he dusted in the barber
shop.' The gentleman, Mr. T. A. Allison, a
stranger in the city but not a guest at jtjA
hotel, claims he went into tbe shop and look
his coat off while he got shaved.
Bobinson dusted his coat and handed it to
him when he was ready to leave. Shortly
alter leaving the shop, he says, he missed a
pocket-book containing $700. He notified
the police and they arrested Bobinson, who
is now in the Central station. Boger O'Mara
says that Bobinson enjoys the distinction of
being the man who made the famous mid
night ride from the East End a week ago.
NOT BELOVED TO BE MISS PAULSON.
An Unknown Woman Found Near Johns
m town After Many Days.
An effort to see if the following telegram
from Johnstown might not embrace a de
scription of Miss Jennie Paulson, of this
city, who was lost in the Conemaugh Valley
disaster of May 31, failed to discover any of
her relatives or friends last eveuing who
could recognize the missing lady, though
neighbors of t c Paulsons in Allegheny said
they thought the watch charm and ring
were unlike Miss Jennie's:
An unknown woman was taken out of the
river jesterday at Coopersdale wbo i supposed
to have been a passenger on tbe ill-fated Day
Express. Sbo had black hair, was pretty well
dressed and wore a lady's bunting case gold
watch and chain with a charm In tbe shape of
a bucket, also gold ring.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
DrLWORTH, Poster fc Co. are adding to
their works on the Soutbside a machine shop,
50x100 feet, and It will cost 11,000,
A. II. Mabsuaix. yesterday, entered a suit
in ejectment against Qeorge C. and Minnie A.
Roll, to obtain possession of two lots in the
Yesterday afternoon a man named Peter
Carnes was arrested on an information made
by County Commissioner Mercer for disorderly
conduct in the Court House basement.
The Independent Gas Company has struck a
well, back of Sewickley.Jat a depth of 1,500 feet.
This gives tbem two wells and guarantees
enough gas for Sewlckley during the coming
In the past two weeks the Society for the
Improvement of tbe Poor distributed 517
loaves of bread, 221 bars of soap. 223 pints
milk, 218 grocery orders, 325 bushels of coal
and 1 pieces of clothing furnished; 278 families
u ere visited.
The Pittsburg Library will lfe closed noxt
Friday for two weeks, for tbe purpose of over
hauling and cleaning the roonn. Members in
possession of books or periodicals therefore
will return them previous to closing or retain
tbem until Monday, August 12.
Last evening about 8:30 a horse attached to
Joseph 8axton's buggy took fright on Forbes
street and tried to bolt. He collided, however,
with tbe shop of Seltz Bros., smashing tbe
buggy, seriously Injuring tbe driver, and break
ing bis own hind legs. The animal, valued at
$1,000, had to De shot.
Robert Anderson, of 283 Wylle avenue, a
young cigar maker, had three toes cut off his
richt foot on Saturday while trying to board
moving cars at the Panhandle station on
Fourth avenue. The train had just started
when Anderson made a rush for thears and
fell between, with one foot on the rail.
The physical examination of candidates for
the United Spates Naval Academy at Annapo
lis, from the Twenty-third district, was held
yesterday afternoon in Dr. John Davis' office
on North avenue, Allegheny. The examina
tion in required studies begins to-morrow
morning in Select Council chamber, Alle
gheny. WiixiamH. Miller, an employe of the
Pittsburg and Western Railway Company, re
ceived a head wound in the transfer yards yes
terday morning, and was taken to the Alle
gheny General Hospital. Wilson birch, brake
man, of tbe Pittsburg and Western, who was
injured at Gibsonia, and taken to the hospital
last Saturday, has since remained unconscious
and the physicians despair ot his life.
AT tbe laying of the corner stone of Father
Shcedy's school, Rev. O. P. Gallagher was
made episcopal delegate, and took the place of
Bishop Phelan during tbe ceremonj. This is
tbe first time for many years, tbat a Pittsburg
priest performed work, Droperly episcopal; and
it is owing to Father Gallagher's long standing
and experience that sach an honor was con
ferred on him by tbe Bishop.
- ' - At
TUESDAY, JDIiT 23,
THE ZEAL UNABATED.
Another Hill Meeting at the Frank
lin Street School House.
AN INCREASE IN THE KEYENUE.
A Proposition to Kill Flemon Rather Than
Surrender Him to South Carolina.
EFFECT OF PEAYER ON SUPEEHE JUDGES
Mr. C. F. McKenna'j law partner, G. "W.
"Wurzell, yesterday got a telegram from
Philadelphia, from Mr. McKenna, stating
that he had consulted with Justice Sterrett,
and that he would hold a conference with
his brethren last night on the questionof
transferring the case of Bev. E. F. Flemon
to the Supreme Court. As to-day was fixed
for Flemon's surrender to the Palmettoans
nnless interfered with by" the Supreme
Court, Thomas M. Marshall, Esq., will ask
for more time, unless notice of refusal to in
terfere shonld come.
Mr. Marshall did not express much hope
that either tbe General Government or the
Supreme Court would interfere.
All attempts to catch Governor Beaver on
the point by a telegram were futile, as he
had gone tonring among the camps of the
N. G. P., on inspection bent, but those in
terested finally succeeded in locating him.
The colored people again filled the base
ment hall of the Franklin school house last
night, Mr. Isaac "Washington in the chair,
Morris K. Holland secretary.
The first thing attended to was finance.
Treasurer D. "Washington reported previous
collections, $76 99, and $78 32 paid out to
attorneys and for printing. Then reports of
collecting committees were called for. BeY.
Mr. Pryor reported that he had asked a
number of people to contribute, and bad
MET SOME GOOD MEN
and some niggers, which latter term caused
laughter. Mr. Pryor concluded by report
ing and handing over $27 this as a member
of the committee. This was followed by the
report of the treasurer dnmping in
$50 17 more. Mr. Edward Lee walked
up with $19 70 more. Morris K. Fleming
reported $11 SO collected. Treasurer "Wash
ington, in the capacity of collector,
planked down $13 SO. Mr. James
F. Smith, wbo threw quite a fistful of
money in at tbe previous meeting, came
down with the dust again to the extent of
a $50 collection, and he was greeted with
cheers. Then City Assessor Frank P. Case
dropped a $2 bill on tbe table, and got a
vote of thanks. Bev. Bentley found he had
$2 burning his pocket, and it went into the
general fund, and C. P. Clinton saw Bev.
Bentley, and went him $2 50 better, and so
the work went on until the pot was worth
"When the financiers took time to breathe,
there arose a discussion as to ways and
means, and talk was had as to what the
Supreme Court would do. It was stated
that Congressman Dalzell would invest
Governor Beaver at Uniontown to-day and
that John S. Lambie, Esq., would talk
prayerfully to Jndge Ewing.
THE CHAIR ON AJAX.
This part of the discussion was interrupted
finally by hoarse calls for a report from the
Committee of Thirteen, and Mr. Elchard
Keys stirred up so mnch commotion by
way of variety that the Chair began to pull
tbe string, stating if this thing went on the
meeting would soon be beyond the control
of even Ajax Jones.
Mr. B. F. Stewart attempted to define the
positionjof the Committee of Thirteen, bnt
his efforts- were not encouraging, and Mr.
Keys got a chance to resume business at the
'old stand. It was only for a brief space,
however, 'as he was called down by Mr.
Caperton, who insisted there was nothing
before the house but the raising of money.
MrfcKeys let things slip along until he got
his third wind, and then stirred up a sensa
tion by stating that a certain man had said
all this fuss is started about a man who is
said to be guilty of murder. Cries Name
them. The excitement was so intense for a
time tha ttlie Chair declared a regency, and
said he wonld not allow the meeting to be
come a Lime-Kiln Club. But Mr. Keys
wasn't to be squelched, and he went on to
say that some one had said that South
Carolina would do justice to Flemon.
Cries It's a lie! That man isn't fit to
live in this section. Great confusion.
A QUESTION OP AUTHORITY.
The Chair called for order, and a portion
of the crowd cheered and another cried "Go
The Chair I am in the chair, and when
I say a man must subside, he must, unless
the meeting will otherwise.
The meeting was in a humor to listen to
Mr. Keys, and he went on, and he climaxed
by saying that they were helping to pay the
salary ot a man who was fighting them, but
there is' a reckoning day coming in which
ballots will count.
Bev. Pryor again called for the report of
the Committee of Thirteen. While he
would not disbelieve tbe prolessions of the
members, he would like to know, neverthe
less, what they were doing; would like to
see some of their money, and asked them to
put up or shut up.
Mr. Stinson proposed to read a communi
cation from Bev. Clinton, but an objection
was raised that the financial part of the
business should first receive consideration.
It was decided however to hear the com
munication, but during tbe reading Mr.
Scott Taper objected vigorously, and there
were numerous cries, that it wasn't a com
munication, but a speech, and the reading
ended amid much confusion.
Mr. D. "Washington said that Bev. "Wat
son had suggested a committee to see Gov
ernor Beaver to-day in Uniontown, but
Bev. Bentley opposed, stating tbat it wonld
do no good. He thought that all that jould
be done was to raise as much money as pos
sible, go home and pray for help
and await the final result patiently.
SOMEBODY HAD PBEVAB1CATED.
Bev. Mr. Bentley was followed by a
young man named J. A. "Wright, who said
he had come to defend himself from asper
sions cast on him. Mr. Wright said he was
a Christian young man, born again in the
spirit, but he would say that the man who
said he assisted Sol Coulson to arrest Bev.
Flemon was a liar, and he said it "finan
cially and phvsically." He then told how
the wily Coulson had pumped information
out of him without arousing nis, suspicion,
and also stated that when he heard that they
were after Bev. Flemon he, the speaker,
thought some girl might be suing him for
breach of promise.
The explanation was voted satisfactory
and Mr. "Wright restored to full com
munion. Mr. Morris K. Holland next read a plan
for a "Colored Man's Protective League."
and he read a lengthy prospectus stating its
Mr. James P. Phillips thought there were
too many organizations already, and he
"rose to a point ot order" also.
A gentleman named Jones moved to table,
and during the discussion the crowd gath
ered around the table at which tbe Chair
man wielded the gavel, probablylin order to
see the tabling properly done. "Whether it
was really fabled or not,
HISTORY FAILS TO STATE,
for, in the confusion that ensued, Mr. Wat
son was recognized and. he proceeded to
throw ice water on the proposition to "Take
it to the Lord in prayer." He thought that
prayer without works was like faitb, de
funct, and he counseled work, and if all
efforts failed to save Flemon from going
back to South Carolina, Mr. "Watson pro.
posed, that he be killed here and decently
John Boy wanted a lawyer .of national
reputation, such an one as Voorhees or
uoionei mgersoii, so as to nave its enect,
hut others suggested that the best known
lawyer among rebel brigadiers be secured,
so that he might have influence with a
South Caroling jury. These and similar
propositions were debated at great length.
It was announced that Mr. John Clark, of
"Wharton street, Southside, had said he
would give $25 if someone would come after
it, aud a gentleman of tha same side named
Jackson would give $5, and Bev. Pryor was
deputed to call on those gentlemen.
PEEACHEE M'JUDLIiEN EXPLAINS.
The Colored Clewnmn Denies That Be
Arraigned Sir. Strom.
Bev. J. H. McMullen, the colored clergy
man who on Friday last headed a delega
tion and went before Congressman Dalzell
to get him to intercede with United States
Attorney General Miller in Flemon's be
half, now denies nearly all of the story
which. Flemon's well-known attorney,
Charles F. McKenna, Esq., gave to the re
porters, as coming direct from Mr. McMul
len, fnr'pubhcation last Saturday morning.
"I have been out of town that is yesl I
have not had a.chance to see the newspapers,
or I would have asked this correction be
fore," said Bev. J. H. McMullen last even
ing. "I am informed that this gentleman,
Mr. Strom this Southern officer has said
he would proceed against me for savinghe
was in the crowd into the .midst of which
Flemon and others were compelled to shoot.
Now, I want to deny that statement, as also
the one that I had ever resided in Edge
field county, S. C. You see, all I knew
about the Clarksville riot was what, as a
simple resident of South Carolina, I got or
read in the South Carolina papers.
"Of course I remember reading, directly
after the riot, that two men were lynched,
though I can't tell just what for. You see
I formerly lived in Chester county, S. C,
but came here directly from Charleston
about three months ago. Now, I never
knew these officers from South Carolina,
and so of course I wouldn't say anything
against them or their conduct in the South.
I want you to say that I deny it"
WHAT DIB. Sl'KENNA SAYS.
The Pittsburg; Lawyer Believes He Will
Win nt Philadelphia.
The following fclegram from The Dis
patch correspondent in Philadelphia last
night, indicates that Flemon re'ally may go
Lawyer Charles F. McKenna, of Pittsburg;
filed with Justice Skerrett to-day preliminary
papers, asking tbat a writ of allocator be issued
by tbe Supreme Court to prevent the Bev. E.
F. Flemon, a colored preacher of Pittsburg,
being taken to South Carolina to answer a
charge of murder, alleged to have been per
petuated by him while resident in tbat State.
Mr. McKonna said this evening tbat all the
necessary papers had not been presented to the
Court, bnt would at an early hour to-morrow.
The proceedings In tbe lower court before
Judge Ewing being by habeas corpus, no direct
aopeal is allowed; but for errors ot law the
Supreme Court will review the action.
Tbe question really involved in this case was
whether or not the warrant of tbe Governor of
Soutb Carolina, charging generally that a mur
der has been committed, and naming neither
the victim nor tbe date on which the crime
was committed, was sufficient in point of law
to make out a prima facie case and justify tho
holding of tbe prisoner.
Mr. McKenna holds tbat this finding of the
lower court was In error, and expressed an
emphatic opinion that the Supreme Court
would overrule It and order the clergyman's re
SOUTH CAEOLINA'S G0YEEN0B
Praises tho Efforts of Colonel Ecbols to
Vindicate the Law. ,
John "W. Echols, Esq., who has charge of
the case against Bev. E. F. Flemon, alias
John Yeldell, yesterdayreceived the follow
Columbus, S. C, July 22, 1889.
John W. Echols, Esq., Pittsburg:
This moment received copies of papers.
Thanks tor your efforts in behalf of justice and
of our State. Has the prisoner been delivered
to agents? Your success will be a vindication
of law and order. J. P. Richabdsoit,
Governor Sonth Carolina.
Colonel Echols sent the following reply:
PnTSBtJEO, July 22; 1889.
Hon. J. P. Blchardson, Governor South Carolina:
Judge Ewing's decision was in our favor: but
he suspended judgment until to-morrow (Tues
day) morning to give Yeldell's counsel an op
Jiortuuity of applying to tbe Supreme Court
or a special allocatur to remove case to tbat
court. I am confident it won't be granted; that
law and order, will triumph, and that tbe peace,
good order and dignity of Soutb Carolina will
be respected by her sister State. Excitement
among the colored people here is very great,
and many absurd stones are afloat. Will keep
you posted. John W. Echols.
DEPUTIES STILL DEFIANT.
They Demand Three Days' Pay for Twenty
In regard to the suit of the 23 deputy
sheriffs, whose names were published in
The Dispatch a few days ago, Deputy
Sheriff Brown, in reply to a question as to
the cause of the trouble, said:
Tbe men have been treated very fairly by the
Sheriff. He gave them two days' pay. when,
legally, they could claim bnt one, and yet they
demand pay for three. "Why, some of them
were not in Homestead 20 minutes. Of course,
it Is not a matter of interest to tbe county or
tbe steel works in paying the men, but I do not
propose to see tbe company literally robbed by
tbese men, wbo refused to do the work for
which they now demand pay.
DIS CLOTHES WEEE T0EN OFF.
Two Allegheny Officers Have a Lively Time
With a Prisoner.
Officers Alexander and Scott, of the Alle
gheny police force, had an exceedingly
lively time yesterday afternoon, in arresting
Edward Ottcnbach. The officers were called
into the Ottenbach residence, on Howard
street, to arrest the young man who was
abusing his parents and threatened to kill
them. The prisoner showed fight, and
wrestled the police about until his clothing
was nearly torn from his back. He was
Neeb for tbe State Senate.
John N. Neeb is now in the race for the
Senatorial nomination in the Forty-second
district There are three other candidates
for the seat The announcement of Mr.
Neeb's candidacy was officially made yes
terday. "What is there more pleasing, healthful
or exhilarating than a glass ot sparkling
amber-colored beer, with the genuine
flavor of pure malt and hops? Such an ar
ticle is brewed by the Bauerlein Brewing
Company, of Bennett's, Pa., and sold by
them in the wood, or by the bottle, quarts
or pints, and delivered to all parts of both
cities. Your order will receive prompt at
tention. Telephone, 1018. ttssu
New Train Arrangements.
The Bedford Springs Hotel Company beg
to notify the public that commencing to-day,
and during the season, the train on the Penn
sylvania Bailroad leaving Union station at
1 o'clock makes direct connection via Hunt
ingdon for Bedford Springs on any day ex
Notice is hereby given that on Saturday,
July 27, at 10 a."m., there will be disposed
of at public sale 200 bags of rice. Sale will
take place at "West Penn Ireight station,
corner of Sandusky street and Church ave
nue, Allegheny City.
. REAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LLTL.
401 Smlthfield Street, cor. Fourth Avenue.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $45,000.
Deposits of $1 and npward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent tts
Faded hair recovers its youthful color and
softness by tbe use of Parker's Hair Balsam.
Parker's Ginger Tonio cures inward pains.
The use of Angostura Bitters excites the
appetite and keeps the digestive organs is
ONLY 5,000 KOYALTY.
That is All tbe Interest Widener and
Elkins Will Have In
THE SOUTHSIDE TBACTION IINE.
Mr. Murraj Terrier Did Change His Alle
ONLY FIVE MEN INTERESTED ALL TOLD
In spite of the statement published yes
terday afternoon that Mr. Murray Yerner
had not resigned his position as Superin
tendent of the Citizens' Traction road it is a
fact all the same. "Mr. Verner severed
his connection with the Penn avenue road
to-day," said Mr. H. Sellers McKee last
night to a reporter of this paper, "and he
.will commence his duties on the Birming
ham Street Car Line to-morrow. He went
over the entire road this afternoon with
Mr. Patrick, who introduced him to the
men on the line. I am congratulating my
self on the fact of having secured him,
because his experience in the street
car business will be of the great
est benefit to us. He is also a partner in
the ownership of the road, so there is no
doub't that he will stay with us."
"Who are the other officers of the new
"That I do not know yet "We were to
have a meeting this afternoon; but I could
not get the men together, and we wiil con
vene for organization to-morrow afternooD,
in Mr. Patrick's office, at 330 o'clock. As
far as I can say, I think that I shall be the
President and Mr. Holmes will be Treas
urer of the road. "We have decided to adopt
the "Widener-Elkins cable system, but they
will have no further interest in the road.
Of course, as we use their patents, we pay
them the $5,000 royalty, but there tbe mat
ter ends. "Wehave bousrht the road out
right for $1,000,000, and pajd for it There
are only five men 'in the whole company,
and alter the meeting to-morrow you can
have their names."
""When are you going to commence lay
ing the cable?"
"As soon as possible. If I could arrange
it we would stait at once. I would like to
have the road running by the cable within
three months, were it possible; but there is
no use in hurrying matters too much.
However, we have applied for the charter,
and there will be no more delay than is ab
X Bis Stock Summer Flannels
In delicate stripes, checks and figures in all
desirable combination of colors. Best makes
of plain white all-wool silk wrap and gauze
flannels in various grades. Plain all-wool
navy blue for bathing dresses.
JOS. HORNE & CO. '8
Penn Avenue Stores.
Table Lihex Bargains Manufac
turers'" ends, from i to 3 yards in length;
very much under valUL to close.
its Hugcs & Hacks.
Coleman's Flag Brand, G. "W. S. Flag
Brand, ZinCandel Claret, By thecaseor bottle.
G. "W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
At $6 25 each Combination dress pat
terns, choice colorings and late designs; $15
was the price formerly.
its Huous & Hacee.
83. Cleveland and Ketnrn. S3.
Excursions via the P., F. "W. & C. Bv.
and C. & P. E. B. Thursday, July 25.
Trains will leave Union station at 630 a.
m. and 12:45 p. it., central time. Tickets
good returning until July 23.
Here's Yonr Chance.
For one week only cabinet photos 89c per
dozen; bring the Jatnily, at once. Lies'
popular gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st.
BltACK SILK Special bargain prices
dnring our clearance sale, all the newest
and staple weaves.
TT3 HtJGUS & HACKE.
Iron City Beer.
This delicious summer beverage, brewed
by Frauenheim & Yilsack, is uudoubtedly
the best in the market. It is pure, whole
some and nutritious.
Cabinets $1 per dozen of anybody at Au
frecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market street,
Pittsburg. "Use elevator. Bring baby.
REMODELING OUR STORES.
To do so requires closing in August
rather than remove stock during build-
SELIi AT A SACEIF1CE
All Wash Dress Goods,
All Wool Dress Goods,
All Silk Goods.
All House Furnishing Goods,
Children's Suits and Wraps.
Ladles' and Misses' Suits and "Wraps,
Mantles, Jackets, Shawls.
HB AND 50T MAEKET ST.
PURE WINES and LIQUORS
FOR MEDICINAL USE.
California "Wines at 50c per quart
Imported Liquors and Cordials at
Finest Old "Whiskies in "Western Penn
sylvania at same prices others are selling.
113 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY.
AH ALLEGED JEWELRT THIEP.'j
A Tonus; Man Who 01n.de the Most of Op
portnnltles In a Store. r.
"William A. Siter was arrested at hij
boarding house on Mt Washington yester
day for stealing a lot of jewelry from the
store of J. C. Grogan. Siter is not over 18
years of age. He worked for Mr. Grogan
for several months, and seemed a very
steady going, capable young man about the
store. A few weeks ago his habits changed.
Day by day various articles were missed
about the store, and while he was suspected,
nothing could be fonnd to fasten suspicion
upon him. One day he was discharged:
Then it was fsund that a valuable gold
watch was missing.
Detectives Coulson ana McTighe went to
the boarding house where he lives, and had
an, interview with him. By skillful ques
tioning they cot him to confess that he had
taken the watch and chain, three diamonds
worth $100 each, besides a lot of rings, pens,
and other articles of lesser value. He wa
ALLEGED GAMBLERS DISCHAEGED. .
Another, Case "Where tho Witnesses Wonld
Not Come Forwnrd. ''
A hearing was bad before Alderman
Heinrich, last evening, in the case of John
McKee and John Mondes, charged with
gambling, and Charles Hardy, accused of
selling liquor without license. The offenses
were alleged to have been committed on
July 4, at the Southside Driving Park;
No witnesses were produced and the ac
cused were discharged. A civil suit had
also been brought against Mondes to recover
$21, claimed to have been lost at the game
of "chuck-a-luck," but the suit was with
drawn. Serlons Accident to a ISoy.
A boy named Patrick Beilly was seriously
if not fatally, injured yesterday morning at
Carnegie, Phipps & Co.'s Homestead mill.
The boy was standing beside a large mold
watching some workmen move a "dinky"
locomotive from a car. A large crane was
used for the purpose. . By some accident
the crane swung around toward Beilly,
catching him between the locomotive and
the mold 'and crushing him in a horrible
JDS.. HDRNE I m'i
PENN AVENUE STORES."
Our prices on summer goods now art;
the lowest ever known. A look throng
the store will convince you of this fact
Today 1QQ pteres more of the extra,
fine Scotch Ginghams at 25c. -
100 pieces more of the finest Ameri
can Ginghams at 15a
100 pieces more of the cotton Cballls
we are selling so Cheaply.
More of the Printed Lawns at 5c; a
large lot ot fine French Printed'
Batistes at 10c and 12c.
The 50c Woolen Dress Goods which
we are selling at 25c are on a special
table in center of store.
Nearby are the new French Cballls,
nearly 200 patterns, dark and light
colorings. Cream White Wool Challis
Stylish Woolen Fabrics for traveling
dresses at very low prices 50c a yard
The fancy Scotch and French Flan,
nels all reduced. Good goods at 25c,
60c and 75c
In the way of Mnslin Underwear and
Dressing Sacqu es our stock is unusually
complete and large.
In tbe Suit Boom our entire stock of (
Ladles' and Children's Summer Dresses '
at very low prices. Also great bargains
in Coats and Jackets. All sorts of
Traveling Wraps, Waterproofs, Dust
We have made still further reduc
tions in our large collection of Printed
India Silks, both In short lengths and
full dress patterns. Our bargains in
fancy plaid and stripe Silks are the best
Full lines of Black Silks for Summer
wear at very close prices.
Our Notion Department is filled with
odds and ends useful for travelers'
use. Brushes of all kinds. Traveling "
Bags, Chatelaine Bags, etc. "?
The completeness of our stock will
surprise you largest in all depart
job. horne -are
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