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THE PITTSBTJBGr DISPATCH, TUESDAY, . AUGUST 6, 1889.
THE HIGHEST COURT
In America Will, if Mr.McKeo
is Forced, foe Appealed To.
THE OWNER OF JEANNETTE
Says His Little City Will. Not Lose
Those 45 Glassblowers.
HE PROMISES TO GO THEIR BAIL,
To See if They IlaTe he Same Eights as
Musicians and Actors.
A YRI IMPORTANT PHASE QP IT ALL
Chambers & McKee, the -window glass
manufacturers at Jeannette, in whose em
ploy the 45 imported Englishmen and Bel
gians are working, intend to make a test
.case of the contract labor law, in the erent
of an attempt being made to send the men
back to England. If any legal steps are
taken by Secretary "Windom the firm will
give bond and fight the matter in the courts.
Ii necessary, they say, they will carry it to
the United States Supreme Court and let
that body decide whether the men will have
to go back or not. It has also been ascertained
that the officers of the Window Glass
"Workers' Association have decided to dis
tribute the 45 Englishmen among "Western
factories and fill their places at Jeannette
with Pittsburg and "Western men until the
matter blows over. This information was
obtained from a gentleman who knows
what is going on in the association.
H. Sellers McKee, of the firm, returned
from Lakewood yesterday, and was en
countered on Smithfield street, looking
alter matters rjertaining to the Birmingham
Traction Company. The Dispatch re
porter asked him
WHAT HE INTENDED TO DO
about the recommendation of United
States District Attorney Lyon and Immi
grant Inspector Layton, to send the men
back to England. Mr. McKee at first re
fused to say anything, on the ground that it
wonld appear as if he wanted to fight tbe
United States officers. He parried the
query, and wanted to talk about the new
cable road, which will be one of the best in
the country. After much questioning he
consented to talk, and said:
"I do not think we are going to lose the
men. I have read all the news in Tub
Dispatch irom time to time; but what
does it signify? I have seen it stated that
the men must go back. "Who cares for that?
We certainly do not: We don't care for
the statements of the positive proof that the
men were imported here under contract. I
do not say that they were; but suppose such
is the case. Are not all the musicians and
operatic singers brought into this country
from Europe imported? Isn't this labor?
and isn't it contracted for across the water?
If managers have a right to make contracts
in Europe with high salaried Jabor, why
should we not have the same right to make
an agreement with low salaried, or common
labor. There is no difference. t
"We have been charged with making con
tracts with the men in Europe to come
here and work for us. Why, we did not
have them two weeks until we discharged
three of them for drunkenness. Now if we
had a contract to give these people employ
ment, we couldn't discharge them, could
we? There has been so much said about
them that we did not think it worth while
to reply to the attacks.
RESISTANCE IS ASSITBED.
"If any attempt is made to take our em
ployes away from us and send them back to
England, we will resist it. As soon as any
steps are taken, we will give bail for the
men, and make an appeal. If necessary,
we will carry it to the Supreme Court and
test the matter. We have no desire to asB
tagonize anybody, or resist the laws; brie
we will protect our men irom outside inter
ference." "What have you to S3y in regard to the
charge that part of tbe wages of the men
were kept each week to pay their board,
passage money and railroad transportation
"Well, suppose we did retain a small Dart
of the men's wages each week? Suppose we
wanted to advance money to men to come
here to work for us? Isn't that onr busi
ness, and is there anything wrong about it?
I think not. After the men came here is it
not right that thev should pay back the
money we advanced them? Such a transac-
tion is legal, I think. The men will resume
working in a few weeks, and if any attempt
is made to molest them we will interiere.
The Supreme Court will knock this whole
matter high in the air, if it is brought be
The gentleman who furnished the infor
mation about sending the men West, gave
some inside information. He said: "The
reason the Englishmen were sent to Jean
nette instead of to some different factory, is
explained in the antipathy of American
workmen to the tank furnaces. In the first
place, they were prejudiced against the
tanks, thinking that this system would
work injury to the trade. Messrs. Cham
bers & McKee knew this, and, thinking
that the men would not give the tanks a
fair trial, concluded that they had
BETTEB HAVE ENGLISHMEN,
who had some experience working them,
and who would not try to bring out poor re
sults. As a consequence the Englishmen
were sent there, and the tanks have been a
"When the men were hired they were
guaranteed so much wages on the test. The
gatherers were to be paid $78 per month for
single-strength glass, and the blowers $120
per month. The double-strength blower
was to average about $140 per month, while
the gatherer would get $90. They were tn
be paid these wages, even if they did not
make more than one box per day. On these
conditions they had no trouble securing the
"There is indeed a scheme on foot to send
these men to other points, and allow other
workmen to take their places. They will be
given working cards, and will probably find
employment tn the West. They can go out
there, and even if the authorities have their
names, they will be lost to the world, and
in a short time tbe whole matter will blow
over. Then the men can return to Jean
nette, if they prefer to work in the tank
factory. There is a tank furnace house at
Streator, 111., and it is probable that some
of them will head for there."
A special telegram from Washington last
night said the papers in the case, recom
mending that the men be sent back to En
gland, are now in the hands of Secretary
Windom, who will act in the matter in a
few days. The special states that it is'prob
able warrants will be issued by the Gov
ernment end the men arrested. They will
then be shipped back to England via Bos
ton, aboard the same ships they came
FOE PEL0K10DS A8SAULT.
A Collector and Tenant Get Into a Berlons
Mary Manlon charges Mike Graham with
felonious assault and disorderly conduct be
fore Alderman Hartman. The parties live
at Four-Mile Bun. John Ennis owns the
house in which Mrs. Manlon lives, and, it
is alleged, he sent Graham, who boards with
him, to collect the rent from his tenant.
He and Mrs. Manlon got into a quarrel
about the money, and the suits are the result.
MORE OP ELIXIR DROPS.
That Colored Patient Still Thinks Ho !
20 Tears Yoangrer Dr. Jackson Blake
n Clear Statement.
That local application of the Brown
Sequard "Elixir of Life," first noted ex
clusively in these columns, is still bearing
fruit in the way of stirring up curiosity
and inquiry, though beyond its amusing
features, it will probably yield few tangible
esults in the near future. Dr. Chevalier
Q. Jackson, who has continued his investi
gation, was interviewed last night, and said:
The statement made In a morning paper that
an old man, to whom 1 had given Brown
Seqoard's "elixir," had said he could feel the
"hair starting to grow on his bald head," or
words to that effect. Is an error. I have been
applied to by a great many people, chiefly
friends and patients ot mine, to give them a
dose of the "elixir." I did not do so In many
cases, for I do not think that any new remedy
should be used indiscriminately. Up to the
present time I hare Injected the "exilir" Into
six persons, including myself: the latter being
tbe first person experimented on. Of
those Injected all have felt some ex
oneration, though but scarcely notice
Die in those who were up to the
top notch of health. All those Injected pre
sented themselves and asked to bare it done,
and were willing to take the responsibility.
Absolutely no HI results have followed the in
jections. Two different old men. who were each given
an injection nine days ago, are still feeling, so
they say, ten years younger than before the
use of the preparation. One old man, who
was temporarily much improved, by a single
injection not repeated, has relapsed to nearly,
though not quite, the condition be was In prior
to the use of the "elixir." This was probably
dne to the fact that he over-exerted himself;
he felt so young that he worked too bard.
One woman on wbom I used the preparation
said sbe felt no effects whatever from it.
The negro first Injected has been heard from,
and still thinks he is 20 years younger than he
was. How much the effects of the so-called
"elixir" are due to the injected preparation,
and bow much to the imagination of tbe re
cipient ot the injection, I am not prepared to
state; the mind exerts so mnch influence In
such cases. The preparation is, so far as I can
judge, not properly called tbe "Elixir of life."
I still see no reason to believe that it is any
thing more than a relatively permanent stimu
lant to jaded tissues and I have still no evi
dence that it will prolong life one hour.
THE DODBLE-TRACK P. & Yi.
Notable Improvement Take Manager Mc
Donald to Chicago Engineers' Wage
Railed Increased Traffic.
The Pittsburg and Western Railroad is
to be improved. The laying of a double
track from Pittsburg to Callery Junction is
settled upon. Mr. McDonald, the new
General Manager of the company has, gone
to Chicago in connection with the project.
The sidings between Pittsburg and New
Castle Junction and tbe large track of land
pnrchased by the company some time ago,
between Bennett station and Woodville, were
only the first step toward these improve
ments. The yards at Pittsburg, New Castle
Junction and Toungston Lane have already
been enlarged at a cost of $117,000.
Mr. Campbell, Treasurer of the Pitts
burg and Western, is its only officer in the
city at present, Harry Oliver having left
for Europe last week. When a reporter
called upon Mr. Campbell yesterday after
noon, that gentleman said.
I know the company has for some time been
considering the laying of a double track to ac
commodate tbe enormous traffic. I hare jnst
received the accounts for the month ot June,
which show a net Increase of over J2S.000 over
those for the same month last year. July, 1 be
lieve, preseuts even a larger Increase.
This great Increase is dne simply to the
growth in business generally, and the enlarge
ment of the Iron ore traffic from Lake Erie.
On account of tbe facilities we gained by our
docks at Fairport, a great deal of ore formerly
shipped over other roads, comes over the Pitts
burg and Western. But whether Mr. McDonald
went to Chicago In connection with the new
track project, I am not able to say. I did not
know that he had left the city until this morn
ing. How well Manager McDonald keeps his
word with the employes is explained by tbe
fact that tbe eugineers in the Pittsburg
yards have already received a promised in
crease of 25 cents a day. Thev formerly re
ceived $2 75.
CAPTAIN AWL TURNS DP.
He Will Return Borne From the West To
'Captain William Awl, cashier of the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad, who has
been missing for nearly a week, and who his
friends supposed had met with foul play,
will return home to-morrow morning. Yes
terday one of his friends received a letter
from him with the postmark of a Western
.city within 500 miles. Captain Awl stated
that he had been there two days, and would
be borne Wednesday.
His friends account for his disappearance
in the following manner: Last night a week
ago he started for home at an early hour in
the evening. He had expressed a wish to
on of his friends to take a trip West. He
said he had an indefinite leave of ab
sence, and ought to take a rest after the
arduous duties of camp life at Uniontown.
While in camp he had to work all the time,
having no experienced lieutenants to, help
After leaving his friends he fell in with
another friend, who was going to take a
midnight train, and invited the Captain to
go along with him. Captain Awl was not
expected home for several days, and thought
he would go along. He did so and went to
a small country place to rest, where he did
not have a chance to see the Pittsburg
The Lake Erie Railroad officials had no
doubt of his integrity and knew he would
turn up all right The sensational reports
about being short in his accounts they dis
credited, and said the books were all right.
His friends about town, last evening, were
relieved when they learned of the fact that
he would return home Wednesday.
THE C. M. B. A. PICNIC.
About 1,800 Member Enjoy the Annual
Ontlng at Bock Point.
The annual picnic of the Catholic Mutual
Beneficial Association was mid yesterday
at Bock Point It was attcMed by 1,800
people. It is safe to say that a merrier
crowd of people never left the Union sta
tion, nor made the Connoquenessing Valley
echo with their shouts of laughter.
The picnickers left the city on three special
trains. Among the large crowd of people
was a fair sprinkling of the reverend clergy
ot the diocese. Upon arriving at the grove
they proceeded to explore the mountainous
country, which is covered with large bowl
ders. Those who danced had ample oppor
tunity to keep their feet gliding over the
slippery floor of the large dancing platlorm.
Others went boating and fishing, while hun
dreds enjoyed the many sports provided for
In the afternoon a meeting was 'held and.
speeches made by Grand State President
Fox, of Bradford, John W. Sullivan, of
this city, Grand Vice President of tbe
SUte, and Mr. Clark, of No. 47, of Pitts
burg. The speeches were upon the aims and
objects of the order, and did much good for
the organization. At supper time, the
members and their families, tired with their
day's frolic, boarded the cars and returned
to the city.
FOE. THE FLOOD SUFFERERS.
The Knight or St. George Realize About
9200 for Them.
Last night the Knights of St George No.
2 held a raffle in the St Michael's German
Church, Pius street, Southside, for the ben
efit of the members of that order who suf
fered by the flood at Johnstown. The prizes
consisted of clocks, water sets, mirrors, pic
tures and bric-a-brac The lucky ones were
Adam Dauber. Anna Weilsbacher, Louis
Herr, Elizabeth Schmidt, Susan Frager,
Peter Dialer, Johannes Pleifer, John Bind
lein, Kroustadt Loner, Henry Staeger and
Nicholas Eckert About $200 were realized.
This will be distributed to the flood sufferers
through their general treasury.
BEECHAX8 Pills cure bilious and nervous ills I
Fixes' Soap secure a beautiful complexion I
TO SUE THE STATE.
This is Hinted to be the Plan of
BECAUSE THE TOWN ISN'T CLEAR.
Treasurer Thompson Tells of Coming Dis
bursements by Check,
TO AYOID DANDLING SUCH TAST BUMS
Treasurer W. K. Thompson, of the Pitts
burg Belief Commission, returned from
Johnstown yesterday, after seeing his force
well at work noon the last week of claim
paying out or the $500,000 fund. The force
of clerks began work at 8 o'clock yesterday
morning, and continued until 6 p. si., add
ing two hours' work per diem. This move
has been made in harmony with' the policy
of "bustle" which now imbues the whole
Mr. Thompson said, in regard to the pro
gress of the work: "We are rushing pay
ments on the $500,000 basis, and will wind
up this week. Meanwhile we are perfect
ing arrangements for the next payment of
money. Outside of losses we know of, and
which are not yet reported, and for which
a small contingent fund will be held by the
commission' it is the intention to make the
next payment practically final. We will
succeed in so shaping matters that we can
THE TROUBLE AND BISK
ofxarrying a large amount ot actual money
into Johnstown, and also the trouble, time
and expense involved in the present method
of payment We propose to lodge the en
tire sum to be distributed in the First Na
tional Bank of Johnstown, and then pay it
out from the bank upon checks issued to the
individuals. We have all the names and
addresses of those who will be entitled to
money on the final distribution, and by
mailing their checks to them, the clerical
labor now necessitated will be obviated, and
Johnstown could be given $1,000,000 or any
other snm, inside of 24 hours. It is now im
possible to say just how large the availa
ble fund will be. It will be a large sum,
","The only present obstacle to this plan is
the slender clerical force of the bank itself
at present But we could assign any num
ber of clerks to the bank, and thus obviate
"We have had every courtesy from the
bank. Their own business, however, de
mands very hard work. When the water
subsided the interior of the bank safe was a
mass of pulp, and there has been an oilstote
burning on the safe floor for weeks gradually
drying out the contents. The books and
accounts have to be taken ont piecemeal
and embodied in new books. It is a hard
and troublesome job; but they are getting
things into shape rapidly. I believe there
will be no trouble in inducing the bank to
undertake our disbursement
A3 TO CHECK DISTRIBUTION.
"The manner in which our distribution
has been made renders a check distribution
possible. We have bad to search the claims
very minntely. All who get money are
watched very closely, and each individual's
record is on file in our office. We have thus
noted the payments made on the pending
distribution, and they will not get away
with us on the final payment There is a
tendency upon the part of many to over
reach us, if possible. To illustrate, I can
cite one case: A man came into our office
last Saturday and presented his claim. His
record showed that on July 12 he made an
affidavit that his loss was $291, and that he
hadSchildren. On these children and himself
he got $60 'head money' from the local com-,
mittee. On Saturday he swore to a total
loss of $475, and to the possession of three
children. We simply confronted him with
the record, and he collapsed, very much
discomfited. He was armed with an order
from the local committee, but we cannot
blame them, for they are compelled to still
the local clamor by giving people the bene
fit of the doubt This just shows the exist
ence of a natural inclination to take ad
vantage of a combination of circumstances.
We would not know where we stand if we
did not apply a searching inquiry to all
MUST PROTECT BOTH
the fund and those who are entitled to it.
and the percentage of overreaching would
seriously affect the gross fund if it was not
kept down. But the care taken in the pres
ent distribution enables us to know just
what should be paid on the roundup, and
insnres an equitable adjustment As a
matter of fact, almost every allotment made
by the local committee has been scaled
down on the admissions of the applicants
for relief themselves. Our list of questions
has been a very searching ordeal.
"Governor Beaver is thoroughly in accord
with the policy of pushing things, and em
phatically expressed himself to that eflect
at the meeting on last Wednesday. I think
I can say, without drawing any invidious
comparisons, that the Pittsburg members of
the commission have steadily urged that the
proper persons to handle the relief funds
were the sufferers themselves, and it afforded
us pleasure to find the Governor outspoken
iniehalf of the same view."
"Was that Boston Fnnd matter brought
up at the meeting last Wednesday?" was
asked of Mr. Thompson.
"Yes. One of the commission asked
Governor Beaver about the $150,000 fund in
the hands of Kidder, Peabody & Co.,
of Boston, said to be awaiting a draft from
some one. Governor Beaver said he had no
official intimation of the existence of such
a fund, and asked it the Pittsburg mem
bers of the Pittsburg Belie! Committee had
been officially notihed by Boston authori
ties. As they had not, the matter rests; but
I believe that Secretary Kremer is to write
to Boston for information. The whole af
fair is considered rather singular. It was
the generally expressed opinion that if
there is such a xfund at Boston it should be
forwarded without any red-tape or delay."
ADMISSION AND EXPLANATION.
"Do the property holders feel satisfied
with the action of the State authorities in
stopping tbe cleaning operations with the
restoration of the streets?"
"Frankly, they do not Although the
property holders are getting briskly to work
in the cleaning of their cellars and the re
moval of debris off their lands, there is a
feeling that the State should have continued
work until the town site was absolutely
clear. The whole question of responsibility
is yet a mooted point, and it may come up
in the future for settlement It is a situa
tion which does not call for an expression of
opinion: but it is generally assumed that the
State takes the attitude that its responsi
bility ceased with the restoration of the
Yesterday was the first day since the flood
upon which no contributions were received
by tbe Pittsburg Belief Committee. The
members believe, however, that tbe stream
of contributions is not yet over, although
temporarily checked. An effort will be
made to wind up the Pittsburg Belief Com
mittee work sometime this week. Bills,
however, are still coming in. Treasurer
Thompson received yesterday, through
Booth & Flinn, a number of small bills not
thought to be in existence. While disburse
ments have to be made, it is not deemed
worth while to attempt a detailed statement
of the work of the committeu. It is proposed
to ask the States of Illinois and Michigan
to appoint each an auditor, a third party to
be drawn from the Pittsburg Chamber of
Commerce; thesi three to audit the accounts
of the local committee. The amount so far
contributed to ifii Pittsburg fund is $800,
509 77; the amount expended, including the
$400,000 placed'to the creditor the general
found, is $642,299 71, leaving a balance of
OVER THE BRINK.
A Man and Four Boys la a Wagon Thown
Into tfao River Three Are Drowsed
The Others Finally Saved.
Harry Simmons, aged 23, .of 137 South
Sixteenth street; Ed Debar, aged 9, of 1817
Harcum's alley, and Leslie Becbow, aged 9,
of 2408 Sarah street, were drowned at the foot
of Thirteenth street at 12 o'clock M. Fred
Schuchman had his leg hurt Simmons
and the boys and Albert Debar were in a
wagon and the horse backed ana threw
them into the river. Fred Schuchman and
Albert Debar were saved.
The above simple register, at the Twenty
eighth ward station house last night,
described in few words a pathetic scene
witnessed from the banks of the Monon
gahela river yesterday. Harry Simmons
owned a horse and wagon, and did
general hauling on the Southside.
Yesterday he started from home for
a load of ashes,it Twenty-fourth street
As he started out two little boys climbed on
the wagon, and at Twenty-fourth street two
more started with him to the dump at
Arriving at the dump the horse refused to
back the load, and Simmons got out and
was just about to take it by the head, when
it lurched back and threw the wagon, horse
and all over the brink, 30 feet
down into the river. Simmons
rushed into tbe water to save the boys, and
succeeded in holding Eddie Debar's bead
out of the water for a few moments, but in
his death clutches it is supposed the boy
choked him, and the two went down.
Little Freddie Schuchman's foot became
caught in the wheel when the wagon went
over, and, as he said: "I got my foot loose
and just made my hands and feet go like I
saw boys swim, and finally got hold of
the wagon, when a man swam to me and
carried me to shore." The man was Mr.
Moreland, an ironworker in a mill nearby.
He rushed into the river, brought the two
boys out, and then, diving under the horse,
cut the harness and let the horse loose, and
saved it He says that when he brought
Freddie Schuchman out he clung to his
neck so tight he was nearly choked. He
has saved eight persons from drowning at
When carried to his home little Freddie
Schuchman was delirious, and kept crying,
"I saw him go down, he went down, he
went down, down, down," referring to Eddie
Debar, his companion.
The bodies of the unfortunates were soon
recovered. Leslie Benbow's body was not
identified for some time, and lay at Kim
mel's undertaking rooms, but in the after
noon was claimed by his parents.
The Coroner will hold an inqnest at 11
o'clock this morning at his office. Simmons
will be buried in the Southside Cemetery
at 2 p. at.; Eddie Debar in St Michael's
next Wednesday, and Leslie Benbow in St
BTRUCKBI A GALE.
Marty Howard and John Sbnltz Badly In
jured on Lnko Erie.
The S. T. Bichards Fishing Clnb returned
yesterday morning from camp at McGofiy's
Port, near Northeast, on Lake Erie.
Two of their men John Shultz and Martin
Howard were brought back injured. The
men received their injuries from the effects
of a terrific gale which struck their
camp one day last week. The tent, a very
large one, was blown violently to the
ground and Shultz was struck on the head
by a pole. He suffered a slight fracture of
the skull. Several other members who
were in the tent were injured, but not se
verely. Howard was out on the lake when the
storm arose. His skiff was capsized,
and after a narrow -escape from
drowning he was washed ashore,
He was injured internally, and had a frac
ture of the shoulder blade. Camp was
broken, and the members returned to Pitts
burg: Shultz was taken to his home on
Bluff street, where it is feared typhoid
fever has set in. Howard was removed to
his home in the same neighborhood. His
condition is'not serious.
THE OFFICERS SUSPENDED;
Detectives FIlEgerald and DennUon Laid
00" for DUobedlence.
Detectives Fitzgerald and Dennison who
went with the Yeldell party as far as Wash
ington, and who returned here Sunday
evening were suspended from duty yester
day, by Inspector McAleese for diso
bedience of orders.
The Inspector gave the two men orders to
accompanv the deputies and their prisoner
as far as Cumberland, Md., and then return
Upon arriving at Cumberland the two
officers did not leave the train but pro
ceeded to Washington. They were gone
from Thursday to Sunday night and
it is stated that the Police Depart
ment suffered in consequence. When
asked why they disobeyed orders the men
stated that they thoucht a rescue might be
attempted near Washington and accom
panied the prisoner to that city. Upon
returning home, they stopped on to meet
some friends. A hearing will be held in
the case within a few days and the men
will be laid off for about two weeks.
STILL AFTER MONEY. '
Rev. Mr. Flemon'a Friend Arrange for a
Bios Meeting No Bribe Were Offered,
Say a Deputy Sheriff:
The colored -citizens of the city are still
working in the interest ot Bev. Mr.Flemon.
A meeting was held in the Franklin school
last evening, and it was decided to rent La
fayette Hall for a public meeting. The fol
lowing telegram was read:
Edgefield, 8. C, August 5, 1B89.
Morris K. Holland:
Beached here safely. Trial may come off
next week. Have you sent money to me and
Mr. BennettT If so, how mncliT
John W. Echols.
It was stated that some money had been
sent, and it was decided to send $50 more.
A campnieeting collection of $19 50 was
reported. There was a heated discussion
about money matters, the president claim
ing that he did not sign any checks on the
fund in bank. Both the president and
treasurer threatened to resign; but they
didn't do so, andthe meeting was adjourned
after deciding to hold the Lafayette Hall
meeting to-morrow night
COULDN'T CHLOROFORM HER.
A Lady Who Sprang Up and Seared Away
Chloroform, a face-blackened burglar and
a woman who refused to be peaceably robbed
combined in awakening at least a portion of
Knoxville's residents about 4 o'clock yester
day morning. About that time Mrs. Kill
inger awoke, and, hearing a noise, thought
it was her husband, who is an engineer at
the Mt Oliver incline, and that he had just
gone to his work a short time before. She
asked what he had returned for, and look
ing up, saw the black-faced intruder in the
room. Before she could rise in bed he
threw a cloth over her face, saturated with
chloroform. She was dazed for a moment,
but, regaining her senses, sprang from the
bed and the burglars, who were watching
her, ran and escaped.
She went to a window and called to a
neighbor. His house had also been entered,
but nothing taken. A watch, breastpin,
wedding ring, and in all, about $100 were
taken from Killinger's residence.
Foal Gae Cause a Death.
John Csesar, wno lived at No. 5157 Butler
street, met his death yesterday afternoon on
the grounds of Christian Siebert, Filty-first
street and Allegheny Valley Bailrcad. He
was engaged around a cesspool, and was
overcome with gas, thus falling in. The
body was removed to Byrne & McCabe's
undertaking rooms. Cxsar waa 38 years
oiu, ana leaves a wue ana cnua.
IT IS MOKE SERIOUS.
Yery Large Accessions to the Ranks
of Striking Cokers.
12,000 OUT OP 14,008 OVENS IDLE.
Master Workman Rae Quite Confident of
THE LABORERS IK EHT1BB HARMON!
From a Scottdale point of view there has
been no doubt expressed at any time that
the coke workers' strike would end in a vic
tory for labor. But, eTen under a Scottdale
date the appended telegram, which came
last night, is indicative of a more serious
and general strike than has heretofore been
deemed possible under existing circum
stances: The strike in the Connellsville coke region
has assumed Immense proportions. Of the
14,008 ovens in the region not less than 12,000
are now idle, and the managers of the strike
assert that over 1,000 of the remaining ovens
will be shut down to-morrow. VThe National
Progressive Miners' Association and the
Knights of Labor are working together in per
fect harmony for the first time in years. At a
meeting at the Standard works yesterday tho
men. who are nearly all National Progressive
miners, unanimously passed a resolution ignor
ing the Frick scale and agreement of last Feb
ruary. The latest works out are Lelsenring
No's. 3 and 3, Jimtown, Calumet, Sterling,
Emma, Warden, PennSTille and Moyer.
GIVING THE PKOPOETION.
From the latest reports received here It is
almost certain that not more than eight or ten
works out of the 7ft in the region will be work
ing to-morrow. These, with the exception of
tne Mammoth, are all small works, and will not
represent over 1.200 or 1,400 men.
Master Workman John -B. Kae, of national
Trades Assembly, 133, K. of L., states that
nearly all the important works in the region
are now out, and that tbe smaller ones are sure
to follow in a short time. He is very well sat
isfied with the manner in which the strike has
been conducted by the local leaders, and with
tbe assistance rendered by tbe rank and file.
The report that the men at the Youngstown
worLs bad returned to work is denied by the
strikers. They claim that an offer of 10 per
cent advance in wages was made to the men,
but that they bad not yet accepted It, and that
it was very probable they would not do so until
the settlement of the strike in the entire re
gion. Tbe men In this part of the region are
Suiet and peaceable, and believe they will win
GETTING BA.W BECBTJITS.
The strikers from Donnelly and StoneyvilleJ
weni to jiorewoou wis morning at uayoreaiE
and held a meeting in front of the company's
store at tbat place. They succeeded in induc
ing the men to quit work, but it Is reported
that as soon as the visitors left the place soma
of the men went back to work. Arrangements
are being made for an immense mass meeting
to be held at this' place on Wednesday. Dele
gations from all parts of tbe reelon are ex
pected to be present, and the meeting will be
addressed by National Master Workman Rao
and several other prominunt labor leaders.
Word has just been brought here by a striker
from Calumet works to the effect that there is
not a man at work there to-day. He also said
that the diggers went in at Mammoth this
morning, but that the drivers refused to go to
JL. EIOT ON PAPEB ONiT.
The report published in a Pittsburg after
noon paper to-day of a riot at Alice mines this
morning is untrue in every particular. The
strikers from the Donnelly and Stoneville
works did not go to tbe Alice, but to More
wood. The men at the Alice works have been
out since Saturday. There has as yet been no
necessity for calling on the Sheriff of West
moreland or Fayette counties, and the leaders
of the strike state positively that there will not
be, as the strikers will not use violence or force
to compel men to quit work. The report that
the Jimtown works'were out is denied by the
company, but strikers from that vicinity state
that tbe works are Idle. A report has just
reached here that the Redstone came out this
afternoon, but nothing authoritative can be
w. j. .tiainey, wno operates-Aloyerworks.lt
is reported, has granted the advance to tbe
men at bis plant, and that his works will start
to-morrow. The advance, however. Is on con
ditions that his employes come back to the old
prices in case the other operators do not agree
to . the strikers' terms. -Tbe latest re
ports received at the Knights of Labor head
quarters here indicate that there will not be
more than six or eight plants In operation In
TEOUBLE AT HAND.
Armed Hungarian Moving: to Force the
Workmen at Jimtown Ont Bloodshed
The following special telegram from Con
nellsville last night appears to be very sig
nificant. It was renorted here to-night tbat a arty of
Hungarians armed with clubs and stones had
been seen going over the hills from the Morgan
and White mines to force tbe men at Jimtown
to come out Anotber rumor said that there
had been bloodshed there: but it is impossible
to verify either, as Jimtown has no telegraph
or telephone connection. Tbe combined forces
are now centered on tbe Schoonmaker works,
and every effort will be made to bring them
In the immediate vicinity no change has been
reported in the situation, except the addition
ot tbe Grace Works of W. J. Batney to the
list of idle plants. A delegation of men from
Umondale visited Youngstown to-night to en
deavor to Induce the men there to cease work
in tbe morning.
The latest feature In tbe coke situation iu
Scottdale is the report that the strike will end
successfully aa far as the McClure and tbe J.
M. Schoonmaker Companies are concerned.
Telephone messages have been sent to all tbe
works operated ny these companies, offering
tbe men an advance of six and one fourth per
cent They will try to force the price ot coke
to a point that will justify them In paying the
As tar as can be learned meetings are being
held at tbe works, and the probabilities are
that a number of them will bo running in the
morning:. Just what action will be taken by
tbe H. C. Frick Company cocld not be ascer
A DICKER BEING HADE.
Ehoenberger & Co. and Their Employe
A conference between Shoenberger & Co.
and the officials of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation is going on over the scale. The firm
have refused to sign the scale as adopted, on
the basis of $5.50 per ton for puddling iron,
and want the same concessions as were given
'to Carneige, Phipps & Co. at Homestead.
They desire a sliding scale to run for three
'years and also want lower pricea in the nail
mill. They. claim they will start up tbe
latter if they secure a material reduction.
If not they will allow the 49 machines to
stand idle another year. It is probable
tbat the scale will be signed without any
- The United States Tin Plate and Sheet
Iron Works, at Demmler station, signed
the scale yesterday. Several other small
concerns have signed since the last report
ELASTERERS AT0ID A STRIKE.
Lather Discharged on AH the Bis; Job
There was no trouble yesterday between,
the plasterers and lathers. The lathers re
turned to work as usual, but the plasterers
induced the contractors upon nearly every
job in the city to discharge the men. A few
of the lathers were still working yesterday
and the contractors were still trying to settle
the differences between them and the plas
terers. Sadie Martin la Rochester.
Miss Sadie Martin, who left her home In
Pittsburg rather mysteriously a few weeks
ago, arrived in Bochester, Pa., Saturday
evening, and is stopping with relatives
there. She will say nothing about her
actions or whereabouts during her absence.
She will doubtless return home In a few
A Sewlckley Gipsy Camp.
The young people of-fashionable Bewick
ley held a gipsy camp and dadoing party
last night at McDonald's grove, near Bewick
ley. The Gernert & Guenther Orchestra
furnished the music
THE TROUBLE REOPENING.
Union Men Ordered Off a Building; Where
Knlghi Were Working.
Special Agent Schwartz, of the Building
Trades' League, yesterday again ordered
ont the men now working on the new
"Weldia building at the corner of "Wood
street and Diamond alley. The trouble is
the outgrowth of the row between L. A. 491,
Knights of Labor Slate Roofers, and the
Slate Boofers' Union. There are members
of both organizations at work upon the
building. The members of the Slate Boof
ers' Union, who are in the Federation of
Labor, refused to recognize or work with
the others. The latter have Worked, not
withstanding the efforts made to have them
discharged, the contractor having refused to
displace them. The special agent has been
trying for nearly a week to get the men out
BOUND TO BE INDEPENDENT.
Marble and Grate Setter May Withdraw
From the Federation.
A large preliminary meeting of the tile,
marble and grate setters was held in the
St James Hotel parlors last evening to dis
cuss the advisability of withdrawing from
the Marble 'and' Slate Workers and Tile
Layers' Union, No. 27, F. of L. The meet
ing wss adjourned to meet on Thursday.
The marble and slate workers and tile lay
ers are, getting along harmoniously, and
consider, themselves strong enough to have
an independent local.
Down on the Manager.
The heaters and welders at the Pennsyl
vania Tube Works went on a strike last
night on Account of the appointment of a
new night manager. The men claim that
he interfered.with the oid workmen. When
the committee asked tbe firm to remove the
manager, they were refused, and the heaters
and welders left work.
HITHER AND THITHER.
movement of Plttbnrgers and Others of
J. B. Brtdley, of Bolivar, N. Y.,
President of tie Empire Gas Company, ar
rived in the city yesterday afternoon as the
guest of H. A. Fisber, manager of tbe Ameri
can Press Association for this district Mr.
Bradley Is one of the pioneers of tbe oil re
gions, and one of the first operators in the oil
market Lately he has been giving his atten
tion to gas, and tarnishing many of the towns
In New York with tbe fuel. Just now he is en
gaged in superintending the laying of a SO-mile
gas main to Van Wert O. Bis luck from tbe
time of the first "strike" in oil has fluctuated,
ebbing and flowing with the wells; but he has
"come out on top," and has been for some
time a thorn In tbe side of the Standard Oil
Company. At last he was brought into the
fold, partially at least, being (riven shares In the
company as a truce on one of his ventures to
keeping him from being too active in gobbling
up valuable Interests in the Standard's line.
Probably no min in tbe oil fields of New York
and the old Titusville first strike is to-day bet
ter known than he. or can give more from ac
tual experience in oil region matters.
J. A. McConfiell, the Secretary of the
State Prohibition League, came into tho Union
depot last night on the Walls accommodation.
lo said that tbe convention of tbe league at
Harrisburg on the Kith of this month bore every
prospect of being a great success. He thinks
that the most novel feature at the meetlngwill
be tbe many new delegates who formerly be
longed to the Republican party, but having be
come dissatisfied at the way the Republicans
voted on the amendment tbey had left the old
party. Among these he mentioned Dr. J. M.
Fulton and J. M. Nerins. Esq., of this city.
J. D. Lyon, chief clerk of the W. B.
Thompson Banking Company, left yesterday
for Bedford Springs to enjoy a vacation of two
or throe weeks. Mr. Lyon has been chief as
sistant to Treasurer Thompson in the handling
of the immense fund sent directly to the Pitts
bare Relief Committee, and for over two
months has worked faithfully In the tabulation
of funds received, sometimes finding it neces
sary to work into the small hours. Treasurer
Thompson thinks his assistant deserves a va
cation. James McKesn, Esq., received a tele
gram yesterday from W. R. Enett to the effect
that Hon. Russell Errett and those accompany
ing him have arrived safelyat Queenstown and
are ready to sail for tbe United States. Mr.
Errett's health has shown Improvement and it
is anticipated tbathe will reach home in better
health than when he started on his trip.
A. H. Leslie, Esq., accompanied by
about 53 others, all making up the Iron City
Fishing Club, will leave this morning over the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie for Sparrow Lake,
Canada. Tbe address of the party, which is
composed of mon, women and children, will be
Severn Bridge, Ontario, Canada. Tbey expect
to be absent about a montb.
W. A. Magee, Tom Keenan, Sheriff
McCandless, George H. Welshous and'James
Henry left last night for Harrisburg and At
lantic City. Messrs. Magee, Welshous, and
Henry will attend tbe Republican State Con
vention, while the other gentlemen have gone
to enjoy the balm of the breezes from the
Mrs. Charles Robinson, of Lawrence
ville,has been appointed a teacher in thePonco
schools, Indian Territory, at a salary of GOO
Ser annum. Charles Robinson, her husband,
as been appointed superintendent of tbe
same school, as was stated in these columns a
day or two ago.
A's Major Bobert Lyon is an authority
on orthography, he is -not supposed to be the
author of the notice printed in large letters at
Charters, and signed "School Board," by
which people are "notifide" tbat fertilizers
must not be left on the square beyond a cer
Captain B. S. Fallwuth, an officer in
the German navy, passed tbrongh the Union
depot last night en ronte for Europe. The
Captain has been in this country for tbe last
few months on a pleasure trip.
Dr. L. F. Slocum took out a permit
jesterday for the erection of a three-story
brick and stone residence at the corner of Lin
den avenue and Reynolds street, Twenty-third
ward, to cost $12,000.
S. B. McLean, an assistant in Alder
man Doughty's office, was presented with a
handsome gold watch by the? Alderman yester
day In recognition of bis good service.
Turnkey Stewart Hamilton, 'of the
Allegheny lockup, with his family, leaves to
day for a month's sojourrrjln Kansas, where
Mr. Hamilton owns a fine farm.
W. D. Reed, Assistsnt Superintendent
of tho Pittsburg and Western Railroad, vacated
his position yesterday. His successor has not
yet been appointed.
William McKain. who is in charge at
night ot the Allegheny patrol service, left yes
terday for a ten day's visit to bis daughter at
Chief Bigelow. jaS the Department of
Public Works, and his wife, departed last
night for a two wejfkstrip to Newport R. L
Miss MeiyjrJfhnson, stenographer of
the Departmeoof Public Works, will take
her mother tof&tlantlc Crty this morning.
Friendof Dr. E. A. "Wood, who is at
Bedford Springs, hear encouraging reports of
his progress toward recovery.
C. P. Mackenzie, Eastern Passenger
Agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, is
at tbe Monongahela House.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Fisher, of Boli
var, N. y parents of H. A. Fisber, in this city,
are tbe guests of the later.
Charles Gernert, of the Gernert &
Guenther Orchestra, will leave for Atlantic
City In a few days.
G. Harris, of Columbus, afduperintend
cnt of the panhandle Railroai, arrived in
town last evening.
John L. Steele, a well-known "Wash
iogton correspondent, arrived in the city last
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thompson, of
Evergreen, will leave to-day for a trip through
Ex-Senator John M. Grier, of Butler
county, is a guest at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Gilbert L. BaBerty, the coke operatdr,
made the Duquense his home last night
Francis H. Baylor, of Philadelphia,
has come to this city on business.
Alderman J. D. Carlisle is absent on a
visit to Clearfield county.
T. W. BannerdaU, of Bradford, ii a
guest at the Dnqueane.
K. AraMley, of Chioago, is at the An-
Delegates to the Catholic Temperance
Convention in Town.
THEISTOPPED 0FPT0SEE THE GAS
The Programme of tbe Business of the
Meeting In Cleveland.
DELEGATES WHO WILL 60 FROM HERE
The St Charles Hotel has probably never
before held within its walls a more intel
lectual and sociable body of gentlemen and
ladies than those who arrived there last
evening and will depart this afternoon.
They represent the Catholic Total Absti
nence Societies of the East, and are on their
way to the nineteenth annual convention of
the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of
America, to be held in Cleveland begin
ning to-morrow morning.
The party arrived in a special Pullman
train over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
last evening. They were met at the station
by Bev. Father Sheedy, First Vice Presi
dent of the Union, and a reception commit
tee of Pittsburg total abstainers. A line of
march was formed, and, headed by the
Cathedral Band, the delegates marched to
the St Charles Hotel, where rooms had been
engaged. Among the party, which num
bered 114 gentlemen and ladies, were:
General Secretary Phillip A. Nolan, of Phil
adelphia ; Thomas McFarland, President of the
Philadelphia unions, who sent 69 delegates;
President Joseph P. Bell, of New Haven,
Conn with 9- delegates; T. J. O'Sulllvan, of
the St James Young Men ot Boston: A. N.
O'Keefe, of Savannah. Gau; Rev. Father E. A,
Hannan,of Havre de draco, Ind.:Rev. Fathers
John J. Elcock, R. F. Hannegan, J. P. SInnett
ot Philadelphia; Father Herlibey. ot Wila
nora: Father D. J. Flynn. of Wilmington. Del.,
and J. Washington Lague, of Philadelphia.
The excursion was in charge of the Father
Matthew Clnb, of Philadelphia, who sent
the 69 delegates. The party paid a visit to
the Luray Cavern in Virginia, and while in
this city to-day will go to all the local
points of interest. The Pittsburg Recep
tion Committee have outlined trips to the
different hills and points of observation.
The different iron and steel works, etc., will
also be inspected.
The delegates to the convention from
Pittsburg are First Vice President Bev.
Father Sheedy, Father Canevin, President
of the Pittsburg unions; M. J. McMahon,
of Father Lambing's societv; Father Lam.
bine, of Scottdale; Miss Nora McDonald,
or St Bridget's Society, and about fifteen
There will be about 300 delegates at the
convention, which will meet in Music Hall
to-morrow morning. After organizing the
delegates will adjourn to attend solemn
high mass in St John's Cathedral. The
sermon will be delivered by the Bight Bev.
Richard Gilmour, D. D., bishop of the
Cleveland diocese. Mass will also be svng
in the Cathedral on Thursday morning,
after which the delegates will assemble. A
parade drill will also be held in the City
On Thursday evening a public meeting
will be held, and on Friday a lake excur
sion will be tendered them by the Cleve
land committees. On the following day
visits will be paid to the parks, public in
stitutions, etc., of the town. Most of the
business of tbe convention will be the an
nual reports ot tbe President and organiza
tion. Two Boy and a Flobert Rifle.
John Gaber, an 11-year-old boy who re
sides on Jackson street, Allegheny, was ac
cidentally shot in the face by a companion
yesterday afternoon. One of trie boys had
a Flobert rifle and was handling it care
lessly when it was discharged.
1828 Imperial Oporto Port, full quarti.$3 00
1869 Mackenzie Port, full quarts 2 SO
Fine Old White Port, full quarts 2 00
London Dock Port, full quarts 2 00
Burgundy Port, full quarts 160
Fine Old Spanish Port, full quarts.... 1 00
For sale by G. "V. Schmidt, 95 and 97
For Picnic Louche.
The picnic season is no w at its height, and
the demand for those delightfnl little indis
pensables to the picnic lunch basket, Mar
vin's extra soda crackers and superior gin
ger snaps, is enormous. Tuwihssu
Plenty Left for To-Day
French chsllies, finest qualities and best
styles, all new and fresh, 35 cents a yard.
Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Iron Clly Beer,
Brewed only by Frauenheim & Vilsack, is
Perfectly pure, wholesome and nutritions,
old at all first-class bars.
California Claret. .
Coleman's Flag Brand, G. W. S. Flag
Brand, Zinfandel Claret, by the case or
bottle. " G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
Ladies, read our Paris robe ad., fifth
page, this paper. Boggs & Buhl.
Angosttjba Bitters are the most effica
cious stimnlanttoexcitetheappetite. Try it
Delay,in Delivery of Building
Our stores will be open on '
Goods must be sold.
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, 886 AND 6W 'MARKET ST.
PAY FR0X UNCLE BAH.
Exactly What Mercy Hwpltal Receive
From the Gpvri-nmeot.
Mercy Hospital was never offered any aid
by the National Government Nor have
the Sisters in charge ever thought of such a
thing as.tnrning the institution over to tha
State because it is hard to get financial sup
port In some unexplainable manner these)
two errors crept into The Dispatch's arti
cle about Mercy Hospital Sunday morning.
In 1883 the Government asked the Mercy
Hospital management to make a contract
with it for beds tor patients in the Marine
Service. It was to be merely a temporary
arrangement until a U. S. Marine Hospital
could be erected. The Sisters said they
could not make a contract at the price they
offered. This is probably the way the story
about them refusing national aid origina
ted. However, a few months later the Gov
ernment decided not to build a marine hos
pital at Pittsburg, and permanent arrange
ments had to be made with some local hos
pital ior the reception of marina, patients.
A substantial figure was proposed to Mercy.
It was accepted and ever since then the
monthly bills tendered the Government are
paid. They range from $300 to $1,000 per
month. The latter was tbe largest sum ever
paid. Of course this is not all profit by any
means, and the worthy institution can read
y find room for all other contributions.
G0LNG DP THB BIYER.
Allegheny' Water Supply to be Drawn Froaa
Nine Mile Island.
Allegheny City's Water Committee last
nisht decided to recommend the adoption of
a plan to extend the water supply pipe to
head of Nine Mile Island, the estimated
cost of the improvement being $1,500,000.
This was the one plan chosen from among
the many submitted, and was adopted only
after an extended discussion regarding fil
tration. The sale of old pipe waa 'awarded to
Matthew Bippley at $11 10 per ton.
Visitor to Fori Exposition
Can find "Holmes' Best" rve whisky at A.
D. Gaillard's, No. 30 Bouferard aes Canu
cines, Paris. ttssu
JOB". HDRNE I ED.'5
PENN AVENUE STORES. I
During this month ot Augustiwe con
tinue to offer all summer wear-goods at
the same low prices which made such a
rush of business here during the past
At the same time desirable and staple
goods are coming in every day and all
departments are well prepared to meet
all your wants in best and most reliable)
A bargain lot of over 100 pieces ot
French Wool Challls, finest and newest
style, dark and light colored, reduced to
SO-inch Mohairs, were II, now BOe.
Wide Side Border Challls down to 50c
Plain Cream White Wool Challls only j
- ' ' . -;.
Tha big stock of summer weight
Woolen Dress goods at the reduced
prices 25c, SOc and SI a yard areiin the ,
regular places this week.
Selling lots of the "marked down" In
dia Silks, the Colored Surah Silks, the
Fancy Stripe and Plaid Sllks;also tha
Black Silks for summer wearpiSurahs,
SOc and up; Brocade Silk Grenadines,
SOc and up; largest list of besttmakes in
Black Gros Grain Silks in all grades
and at close prices.
Housekeepers will do well to coma to
our special sale of Table Linens, Nap
kins and Towels best values of tho
This morning we put on sale over 609
pairs of fine quality NottlnghamsLace
Curtains, Including extra long andfwlda
goods, divided into four lots oneIot at
$2, one lot at 13, one lot at44, oneilot at -t5
you nor anyone, else ever saw as
good value in any Curtain-Department!
Some of the patterns aro in.small quan
titles, one to three pairs; the flrstcomers
will get the best selection.
In the Salt Department Everything
in tbe way of Ladies' and Children's
Bummer Suits marked down to close
out this Inonth. Summer weight Wraps -
and Jackets, Blouse Waists nowls the
time we offer great bargains here.
See the) iew and pretty styles olK
Ginghams and Satlnes, Seersuesers,
Batistes, Lawns and Chintzes a bargain
harvest here la this busy Wash Dress
Ladles' pure LInenHemstitched Lines
Handkerchiefs onlyvji a dozen, and
other bargains In Handkerchiefs.
Ladles' Cotton Bibbed Verts, f ourf or
SOc, and other extra values in Summer
Underwear. Have you seen the low
prices n fine quality Whte Goods t
JDS. HDRNE R CDft
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