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A DREADFUL DEATH,
Steam at High Pressure Flays
John Lappan Alive.
TENT UP IN THE FIBE BOX.
Son of a Wealthy Boiler Manufacturer
"WORKMEN STOOD BY POWERLESS
"While a locomotiTe Boiler Emptied Itself
On Their Friend,
SUEGEOXS HEYEK SA A TCOKSE CASE
John Laopan, aged 23, son of James Lap
pen, the wealthy boiler manufacturer of
Lawrenceville, met with a terribly tragic
death yesterday morning, the result of an
accident while at work at the Panhandle
roundhouse. He was scalded to death by
steam at a pressure of 75 pounds to the
square inch, in such a position that a crowd
of grieved fellow workmen were powerless
to aflord him the slightest aid.
Just before 10 o'clock Saturday night
Lappan climbed into the firebox of a loco
motive in the Panhandle roundhouse to
"plug a flue," as the operation of tighten
ing the joints of the flue system is called.
. FMGHTFUIJ.Y SITUATED.
He gave the end of the flue a smart tap
with his hammer, and the blow forced the
end of the flue into-the boiler, releasing the
steam through a two-inch hole, full upon
the"dyof the young workman. He was
in a cramped position, unable to move, and
the steam, at the pressure of 75 pounds to
the square inch, fairly flayed him alive, the
noise of the escaping vapor drowning his
frantic screams for help.
The workmen in the roundhouse were
unable to get to the locomotive, on account
of the cloud of steam, and no help could be
afforded until tbe pressure in the boiler had
exhausted itself through the aperture made
by the flue. Lappan was still alive when
taken from the firebox. He was tenderly
taken to the "West Penn Hospital, where,
despite all attention, he died at 4 o'clock
yesterday morning in excruciating agony.
HIS WIFE PROSTRATED.
He was married, and lived at Webster
avenue and Gum street. His wile was
away several miles in the country. The
young couple had recently lost a child, and
when the sad news reached Mrs. Lappan she
became unconscious. She reached the hos
pital a few moments before her husband's
death, and her condition was So alarming
that she remains under medical care.
Undertaker Moreland took the remains to
Mr. James Lappan's home, No. 535 North
Hiland avenue, and notified Coroner Mc
Dowell, who will hold an inquest this
morning at 11 o'clock. So terrible had been
the effect of the scalding that not a particle
of skin adhered to the body.
The tamily of the victim's father are all
at Atlantic City for the summer. Mr. Lao
pan was notified by telegraph, and answered
that the family would arrive in Pittsburg
this morning. The "West Penn Hospital
surgeons stated that so severe a case of
scalding by steam had never before been
presented in their experience.
HEKOIC TREATMENT IK VAIN.
"When Lappan was brought to the hospital
his clothing was removed and he was envel
oped from head to foot in cotton, smeared
with glycerine, and external opiates, which
somewhat alleviated his agony. His lungs,
however, had almost been destroyed by the
steam he had inhaled, and his efforts to
voice his sufferings were extremely pitiable.
"When his weeping wife arrived he was con
scious of her presence; but this lasted
only a lev moments. Undertaker More
land's attaches had a difficult task in re
storing the remains of the poor fellow to a
semblance of humanitv.
DIED OF SMALLPOX.
That Dread Disease Carries On" John Powell
at tbe Pest Iloase.
John Powell, a young man about 23 years
of age, died at the pest house at S o'clock
yesterday afternoon. He had been cm
ployed as a nurse at the Mercy Hospital for
thelast eight months, and was a resident of
Louisville, Monroe county, Ohio. "When
those smallpox patients were brought to the
Mercy Hospital from Canonsburg, some
time ago, Powell was appointed to nurse
them. He was vaccinated shortly after it
was discovered that his patients had the
Everything was done for hira, but to no
avail. M. F. Garahan, of 2o04 Carson
street, Southside, is a relative of the de
ceased. WITH A CEMETERY 39 IEARS.
Tbe Oldest Employe of ibe Allecbcny Severs
On Saturday evening the oldest employe
severed his connection with the Allegheny
Cemetery. Mr. Corbctt, who has been in its
service 39 years, was then presented with a
gold-headed cane. Mr. Logan made the
presentation, and feelingly spoke of the
amity that had always existed between (he
men and Mr. Corbett, under whose charge
Mr. Logan said he hoped this small
memento would serve to remind Mr. Corbett
of many pleasant recollections, and that in
the closing years of his life, his path might
be free lrom annoyances that beset the
everyday toiling life.
HE WILL A'OT RETIRE.
McCreery Sells Some PleasantVallcy Stock,
bnt is President.
"William McCreery was seen last evening
in regard to the rumor that he had disposed
of the major portion of hi? holding in the
Pleasant Valley passenger line. He stated
that he bad recently sold some of hi stock
at a handsome advance, but that he had not
the remotest idea at present of retiring from
the Presidency of the road. He said that
the transaction would have no effect upon
the improvement of the road or the acquire
ment of property now under contemplation.
Humor credits Mr. McCreery with having
obtained 5250 each for 300 shares that orig
inally co$t $25 apiece.
AX IMPROPER ARREST.
A Man Hurt Jiimplnt From a Train Viewed
Officer Cully arrested Adam Handel in
the Nineteenth ward, yesterday, for being a
suspicious character. At the hearing before
Alderman Hyndman it was shown that the
prisoner had hurt himself while jumping
from a train, and was arrested while limp
:ng home. He was discharged and the
ifncer severely reprimanded.
Next Sunday lOOchildren of St. Michael's
Parochial School will be admitted to the
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin. The society
was organised by Pope Gregory XII 300
years ago. The services will be very beautiful.
IT IS AQUA PURA.
Water From One of the Park Wells Anutjzcd
by Hnco Ulnnck Found lo be Remark
ably Pare and Good.
About a week ago an item appeared in
come of the papers giving what was said to
be au analysis of the water taken from one
or the Allegheny Park wells, and also an
analysis of the Allegheny river, water.
Both were, it is now stated, incorrect and
misleading. The analyses were both made
about two years ago, when the river water
was not in as bad a condition as it has been
this summer. The well water analyzed was
taken from a well drilled on the property of
the late James Park, Jr. By some means
the figures of the analysis, as published,
were transposed somewhat and made the,
well water appear more impure than the
This and the statements made by several
physicians in Allegheny that the water
being- obtained from the wells recently
drilled in tbe Park was impure and liable
to cause sickness, suggested to the citizens
who had the well drilled in the park, near
the foot of Boyle street, about 150 feet east
ot Federal street, that it might be well to
have the water from the well examined by
a competent chemist. Tbe services of
Professor Hugo Blanck were secured, and a
sufficient quantity of the water was drawn
from the well mentioned and furnished
him. His chemical examination lasted
oyer four days. The most careful and accu
rate methods known to science were used,
with the result that the water is proyen to
be remarkably pure and free from anything
injurious to health. The report, as sub
mitted by Professor Blanck, is as follows:
Pittsbueo. August 10, 18S9.
Cltlrens of the Third Ward, Allegheny:
Gentlemen The water from well. Third
ward pari., near Federal street, Allegheny, you
ordered to be analyzed August 6. 1S89, for
drinking purposes, contains, calculating on
1,000 parts: Total solids, 0.4572: organic matter.
0.2180: chlorine, U.0566; sulphuric acid,
0.095; nitric acid, a 001: nitrons acid,
none; free ammonia, none; album am
monia, 0.004; lime, 0.074: magnesia, 0,033. There
are strong traces of iron only. The temporary
hardness is 10.7, calculating on 100.000 parts.
Tbe permanent hardness is 6.4. This shows
that, in boiling, the water gets softer, a large
qnantity of carbonic acid being in tbe well
water. The amount of total solids is far from
being the limit for drinking water, as even 500
milligram are regarded as healthy. Chlorine
and sulphuric acid are both combined with
odium, and derive these salts from an lnor
canitf source, and not from decaying meat.
Tbe small amount of nitric acid present
doesn't admit any suspicion. The absence of
nitrous acid and free ammonia, the indicators
of the near neighborhood of sewers, is a.
deslderatnm which tbe Allegheny river water
leaves us without. The hardness of the water
is not above that used in many other cities,
where even 18 is not uncommon.
I may say. in addition to the analysis of tbe
water above given, that the water is sound,
that the chemical analysis shows no signs of
pollution whatever, and that it is a very recom
mendable drinking water. Huoo Blanck.
PERILS OF IMMIGRATION.
The Key. A. HI. Hills Talks on That Sub
ject Tho Laws Kesnlajlnff tbe Influx of
Strancrre Should bo Stricter.
At the First Congregational Church in
Allegheny, the Bey. A. M. Hills addressed
his audience last night on the subject:
"The Perils of Excessive Immigration."
By way of introducing his discourse the
reverend gentleman related the Biblical ac
count of the Hebrews, who immigrated
lrom their own country and began
mingling with the neighboring people on
the other side of the Jordan. For this they
were repeatedly punished by the Lord, who
had made the Hebrews His chosen people.
but not the Moabites, Amalekftes and other
These facts the Rev. Hill then applied to
America, and he explained how indiscrim
inate immigration was causing a great deal
of harm to the population. He explained
how England forced the Irish to come over
here; how Germany unloaded its surplus
population of paupers on America, and how
the rabble of all Europe made America
their Mecca. He said that two-thirds of
the immigrants that come over annually are
a menace to the American people. From
them spring up the Anarchists and Social
ists. They cause close competition in labor
and bring down the wages of the working
men. "Of course," he continued, "I do not
mean to have anyone infer that there are
not people coming over just as good as those
that are here already. Such people we will
gladly welcome. But discriminations should
be made. The laws regulating immigration
ought to be made more stringent to prevent
an influx of the unruly, the paupers and the
A PECULIAR DRIVER,
Hired to Take n, tils to Johnstown,
Sells It In East Liberty.
Over a week ago a liveryman named Pen
der, residing in Johnstown, bought a horse
and buggy in this city, and employed "Will
iam "White to drive his purchases to Johns
town. "White started, and Pender went
home by rail. Several days passed" without
"White putting in an appearance, and it
turned out on investigation that "White had
only gone as far as East Liberty, where he
had sold the rig for 562 60 to Charles Fergu
son. Pender notified the Pittsburg police,
and Officer Sol Coulson found both horse
and buggy at Ferguson's place yesterday.
"White was arrested at Johnstown by Officer
Jones, and conveyed to Pittsburg on Satur
day night. He is now lodged in the Central
station. Fergnson had subsequently pur
chased the horse from Pender for $15o.
DRAGGED BY A RUNAWAY.
Tho Dreadful Experience of Theodoro
Zwende, Tangled Up In Harness.
Constable Lindner and Theodore Zwende,
of the Southside, went in a barouche to
Homestead yesterday morning. On the
road their horse took fright and ran away,
throwing Zwende forward, where he got
tangled in the harness. He was dragged a
long distance and severely cut about the
head. Constable Lindner escaped unin
jured, though the horse was hurt and the
barouche badly smashed up.
HITHER AtfD THITHER.
Movements of Plttsbnreers and Others of
Misses Kate Grime, Leah Fetzer and
Mary ForEnson are spending their vacation in
a novel way. They have rented a cottage
above Tarentum, and are there in uninterrupt
ed bliss, listening to what tho wild trees are
saying: but in a recent conclave a verdict was
pronounced by tbe ladies that the trees don't
say half tbe sweet things tbe opposite sex do.
Mr. Meyer is a German architect, and
he comes to Pittsburg with letters of introduc
tion to a number of prominent business men.
He bad interviews yesterday with Mr. Mctcalf
and Otto Wolf, tbe chemist.
"William "Witherow, proprietor of the
Hotel Dnqnesne. accompanied by bis family,
returned borne yesterday from his trip to At
J. E. Emerson, of Beaver Falls, and
John Lynch, of Washington, are among the
guests at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Dr. J. A. Craighead, of Fifth avenue,
is spending a few dajs rusticating In Beam
Messrs. George and Alexander Boulton,
with their families, have gone to Asbury Park.
Dr. A. M. Pollock, of "Wylie avenue,
will return home from Bedford this morning.
Charles Thorpe and wife, of Oakland
avenue, are doing Niagara Falls and Canada.
Captain John A. Beid left for Hoosic
Falls last evening on a pleasure trip.
L. A. Fletcher, of Cumberland, is reg
istered at the Monongahela House.
Depot Master H. M. Butler started on a
trip to Nova Scotia yesterday.
Andreas Meyer, of Hamburg, is stop
ping at tne JJuquesne.
w. G. Pollock, of Cleveland, is at the I
JINGLING OF DOLLARS
Must be Heard at Lafayette
YELDELL'S TRIAL COST OVER$2,000
How the Colored Population Celebrated the
GRAPHIC BT0RI OF ORIGINAL FLIGHT
All yesterday there was jubilating ampng
the colored population of the city over the
acquittal of John Yeldell, alias Preacher
Flemon, by the South Carolina jury. There
were fervent expressions of gratitude, and
there were cordial congratulations passing
all day among those who had helped to
make.the case so nationally prominent as to
conduce to a fair trial of the accused.
The regular places of worship among the
colored population were closed; all having
given way to the campmeeting that was
held all day yesterday. Hard by the Brad
dock road, within a stone's throw of the
Brusbton cricket grounds, stands a large
forest, beneath which are erected a lot of
rude booths and wooden tables for the ma
terial wants of the devout campers. There
is also a platform with a small stand which
faces a series of benches. At this primitive
place of worship, impassioned words of
praise were heard ascending all day. The
services commenced at 11 o'clock, with all
the most prominent colored citizens of the
county in attendance.
WITH FERTENT AMEJIS.
Bev. G. "W. Clinton, who ent to South
Carolina to work up evidence favorable to
Flemon, presided, and after a typical hymn
had echoed through the forest arches, the
eloquent young minister voiced the thank
fulness of the assemblage in an eloquent
prayer of thanks for "Brother Flcmon's"
delivery from the much-to-be-teared South
Carolina justice. There were fervent
"am ens" from the audience. Bev. Ander
son, of Carlisle, Pa., then preached a ser
mon in which he extolled the energy or the
local colored people in raising funds for
Flemon's defense. This discourse naturally
led up well to the passing of the hat and a
shower of pennies, dimes and quarters fol
lowed the appeal for more funds.
At the afternoon service another collec
tion was taken up amidst the singing of
hymns and more or less enthusiasm. More
references to "Brother Flemon" were made;
it was, in fact, a Flemon day.
After the fractional currencv had been
duly counted and put away, Bev. Clinton
stepped to the front of the platform and
said: "Brethren and sisters: There will
be a mass meeting at Lafayette Hall to-morrow
night, and I want you all to be there.
Dr. Douglas, of Allegheny, will preside,
and W. D. Moore will make an address. I
will explain the object of the meeting, and
Treasurer V. M. Washington will report as
to the condition of the lunds. Then there
will surely be a speech from Glorious Old
Tom Marshall, whose voice resounded
through the nation when the shackles were
on the black man's neck. I want you all to
come, lor it will be a feast of reason and a
flow of soul and a jingling of dollars."
THE EXPEKSE OP DEFENSE.
The brethren and sisters slowly -dispersed
to where, under the umbrageous shade, the
luscious watermelon exposed Its tempting
slices to the eye. In less than no, time
nothing but piles of green rinds remained
to mark the disposition of the seasonable
Bev. Mr. Clinton said to a reporter: ""The
colored people are just doing nothing but
jubilating all day over Brother Flemon's
release, and when he comes home next
Thursday we are going to give him a
rousing welcome. The entire colored popu
lation will turn out and show him where
we stand. Tne expenses of Flemon's de
fense will be over $2,000, and we have only a
little over $GQ0 raised. We hope to raise a
good sum to-morrow night, but we shall not
despair if the sum can't be immediately
"You may say that I am writing in fact
have 'nearly finished a book called 'The
.Negro in Equity,' which will be a complete
"WWi i MIC J.-1C1UUU UiUC, lUClUUing
Flemon's biography, and a chapter upon
extradition, written by one of Flemon'a
counsel. The volume will be out by Sep
tember 1 and will be placed on sale, the
money to swell the Flemon fund. It is
also contemplated to have an entertainment
subsequent to Flemon's return with himself
in au address as the chief attraction."
HOW YELDELL ESCAPED.
Ho Tells a Fellow Prisoner How. He
Eluded tho Officers His Wnnderincs
Since Jllackwell Was Shot.
"While Yeldell was confined in jail here
he talked freely to a fellow prisoner in an
adjoining cell, who told a reporter yesterday
how the colored man succeeded in evading
the South Carolina officers.
According to his story after he escaped
from the cotton gin house, where he was
surrounded, he traveled 60 miles the first
day and spent the night with a friend. The
deputies were in hot pursuit, and not, far
from Columbia he was forced to hide in
the high grass near a telegraph station,
where he overheard the deputy sheriffs giv
ing the operator a description of himself
that was sent to various places.
He managed to reach Columbia where he
spent several months, appearingoften on the
streets during the day and night Begin
ning to feel a little nervous, he went to
Weldon, and worked on the railroad.
Finally he drifted to Bichmond, where he
worked during the day and studied at night.
Realizing that he was still pursued he
started lor Philadelphia by way of Balti
more and the bay. Beaching the Quaker
City he went into Berks county, where he
spent the winter among the wood choppers.
He then decided to so to Wilberforee Col.
lege in Ohio, and after four or five years
came to Pittsburg, where he was arrested.
Yeldell, so his fellow prisoner says, ad
mitted he was in the crowd when Deputy
Sheriff Blackwell was killed, but he could
not say who fired the shot. During the
affray he was sbot in the arm. He declared
the Southern people don't like colored men
who try to better themselves, and this is
why they pursued him.
A Popular Manager to Leave.
"Walter Dean, the young theatrical man
ager who came here about six months ago
from Baltimore to take charge of Harris'
Theater in this city, will leave to-day for
St. Paul, Minn., to take the managership
ot Mr. Harris new house in that place. Dur
ing his stay in the city Mr. Dean has made
many friends, who wish him continued suc
cess. Itloorbead Terupemneo Sleetlna;.
A temperance meeting was held by the
Moorhead "W. C. T. V.. of Grant street
and Second avenue, yesterday. Addresses
by Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Moreland, J. "W.
Moreland, and numerous pledges were the
features of tbe day.
Are You Coin West'
The "Union Pacific Railroad is unequaled
in time and accommodations to Denver?
Colorado Springs and other Colorado points;
Cheyenne, Bawlins and Laramie, Wvo.;
Helena and Butte, Mon., Ogden and Salt
Lake City, Utah,, San Francisco and other
California points; Portland and Salem,.
Oregon; Tacoma, Seattle, Walla IValla and
other points in the Northwest. For rates of
fare. mans. etc.. call nbon or address H. V,
Passavant or Ihos. 8. Spear, T. F. & P.
Ag'ts, 400 Wood st, Pittsburg, .Pa,
A DIYER'S DREADFUL FIND)
'Tragic Story Told In a tetter from Johns
town A Passenger Train Submerged
Its Dead Occnpnnts Seen.
John "Woodj of Forty-Jourth street, re
ceived a letter on Saturday from a friend at
Johnstown, who said that a diver had de
scended 20 feet under the water near the
stone bridge at Johnstown on Friday, and,
after he had touched the bottom and skir
mished around, he came upon one of the P.
B. E. passenger trains, and a scene ot aw
ful reality met his view. After much diffi
culty he climbed to the platform of one of
the coaches and scanned its interior as best
he could. He was able, even thus, to discovef
a number of the victims of that tragic
catastrophe. He says he "shall never for
get the harrowing sight; people in
all sorts ot postures; some hurled
under the seats, others locked in each
others' arms, and a number huddled to
gether." Si sickening was the spectacle that he
was unable to go on with his search. jThe
diver, after ascending, related to the by
standers that, with the events of the catas
trophe still fresh in his mind, and not ex
pecting to find the train, words failed him
to depict the horrible sensation that crept
over him when he first looked through the
door, and never does he want to have a
repetition of the experience, even for the
humane object of releasing and removing
BLESSING THE STATIONS.
An Interesting Service nt the New Cemetery
The services et St. Philomena's Church
yesterday were of a special character, it
being the anniversary of the patron saint of
the church. Solemn high mass was cele
brated in the morning when Haydn's No. 1
Mass was sung with orchestral accompani
ment. The congregation were able to wor
ship for the first time for some months
without their view of the altar being ob
structed. The scaffolding that has been
used for the repainting of the church was
removed. The church was lighted by elec
tricity, and presented a very imposing ap
pearance. The sermon was preached by the
Bev, Father Schafer, who, in an eloquent
panegyric of the virtues of the patron saint,
exhorted his hearers to emulate her virtues.
In the afternoon the congregation took
busses, cabs, wagons and other available
vehicles to the new cemetery, on the Perrys
ville road, to take part in the blessing of the
stations of the cross in the chapel. The
choir and priests, robed in black vestments,
preceded by the cross-bearer, gathered
around the altar and recited prayers, after
which each of the valuable oil paintings
was blessed and hung permanently on the
walls. At tbe conclusion of the blessing of
the stations, the choir and clergy grouped
around the altar and sang the old father
land hymn, "Grosser Gott," after which
Graun's stately "Te Deum" was sung.
Father "Werner, rector of St. Philomena's
Church, pronounced the benediction.
The cemetery is 79 acres and 126 perches
in extent, situated in Boss township, and
laid out in about 1,200 burial lots. The
cost of the cemetery, together with the mor
tuary chapel, will be about $30,000.
The Fever Drcrensing n Ltttloln Allegheny,
bnt Felt Elsewhere.
The typhoid fever in Allegheny seems to
be decreasing at last. There was one case
received at the AHepheny General Hospital
yesterday, making a total of 41 cases now in
that institution. About a dozen persons
who had the fever were discharged during
the past week, and many of the others are
Several doctors were spoken to last night.
They reported ten to fifteen cases each t)wo
weeks ago. They have but five to ten case
now and most of them are convalescing.
Charles Long, the son of Bobert Long, of
Snowden township, was brought to the
Southside Hospital yesterday, suffering from
typhoid fever. The young man had been
removed from his home because the disease
had already attacked other members in his
TO A GREAT SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Leak Addresses the Jinny nt
Batlcr Street Chnreh.
The Butler Street Sunday school had the
privilege yesterday of hearing a sermon by
the Bev. T. J. Leak, D. D., pastor of the
North Avenue M..E. Church. The eloquent
Doctor founded his remarks on Samuel's
farewell to the children of Israel. He said
that having a right conception of God, and
then putting it in practice, had been the
means of giving permanence to all nations.
Any nation that ignored tbe guidance of
God and His hand of providence had begun
to descend the hill of national greatness.
THE UNSPEAKABLE POLE.
A Locomotive Throws Him 30 Feet Into tho
Mud, bat it Isn't Wrecked.
-A Pole, whose name was either too un
pronounceable for publication or else not
allowed to transpire, went through a strange
experience yesterday afternoon. "While
walking along the Pittsburg and Lake Erie
Kailroad, near tne Point bridge, an engine,
which had come up unheard, struck him
from behind and flung him over the em
bankment. He fell 20 feet and alighted in
the soft mud on the river bank, being almost
sunocatea, Dut otherwise unhurt,
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day la Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Readlnz.
Thebe were 82 prisoners at Central station
yesterday morning, only three of whom were
sent to the workhouse. James Smith got 30
days for disorderly conduct; Charles Woods cot
tbe same sentence for attacking Joseph Dia
mond on Market street, and Abraham Lincoln,
who asserted that he was a vagrant, got 30 at
William Badeb, son of the Allegheny
Councilman, and two companions were driving"
out Forbes street yesterday afternoon. In
turning tbe corner of Forbes and Gist streets
the buggy upset, throwing the occupants out
on the sidewalk, but not injuring any of them
Dora Bdown and Dora Smith, who were ar
rested Saturday night in Gertie Straub's, on
James .street, Allegheny, were each lined J15
and costs yesterday by Mayor Pearson. The
case of Gertie Straub was held over.
BiSfKEY Williams, colored, and Thomas
Frew, deckhands of the steamer Scotia, quar-
reled yesterday overt!, each accusing the other
of stealing it. They were arrested by Officer
Paisley and sent to the Central.
Peter Lackey, employed at Jones fc
Laugblln's new mill, fell from the second story
yesterday. He was unconscious for somo
hours. Dr. Kerr attended him at his home,
2727 CarBon street.
THEBE was an alarm of fire from box 228, be
tween 9 and 10 o'clock jesterday morning,
caused by a slight fire under Owen Herron's
house, on Cedar, near Laurel avenue, Sixteenth
William Doughebtt, an employe of the
West Penn Railroad, was instantly killed at
Tarentum while shifting cars Saturday night.
An inquest" will be held this morning. -
thomas laeeoll, .uennis Uonnor and
Win. McDonongh were arrested in an alley
near Market street, yesterday, by Officer Pais
ley, tor "shooting craps."
Thomas Ttbone, William .Kerr, James
Halley, John Welsh and Michael Hanlon were
.locked up early yesterday morning for disor
A misplaced switch on tbe Panhandle, near
Brown'a alley, on Saturday night, caused two
cars filled with merchandise to be destroyed.
E. W. Mebbimait was yesterday flsed $10
and costs for raising a disturbance at the Ft.
"Wayne depot Saturday night.
Joseph Sullivan, employed at Jones &
Laughlins', bad his hand badly crushed by a
beam falling on It yesterday.
the Cemetery Company at Butler street are
putting a stone 'fence around the 'grounds
north of the entrance.
MOISTDAY, AUGUST 12,
Nearly Half a Hundred Chinamen 1
Caught in an Opium Joint.
GAMBLING AWAY THEIR SABBATH.
Several Thousand-Dollar Bills on Band as
, Forfeits for Them.
HOW TflEI ELM-FLAMMED BOBEET
"Which I wish to remark
And my language Is plain
That, for ways that are dark
A nd I or tricks that are vain.
The heathen Chinee is peculiar.
Which the sameTH explain."
Had the famous frontier poet been at the
Central station yesterday afternoon and seen
how a lot of almond and saucer-eyed sons of
Confucius flim-flammed "Bob" out of $30
and the custody of one of their number, he
would have kicked himself for a poor at
tempt to picture their trickery. About 5
o'clock in the afternoon pedestrians in the
lower part of the city had an idea that a
shipload ot Chinese had been dumped into
the town and been seized by Immigrant In
spector Layton. Patrol wagon No. 1 rattled
through the streets a number of times, and
each trip it bore a load of Mongolians. They
were run into the alley and introduced to
the elegant hotel where Police Captain Beed
presides over the register.
The Chinamen were captured in a raid on
the "fancy goods" store of Quong "Wo Sung
& Co., 179 Second avenue. About three or
four days ago a Chinaman came to Inspec
tor McAleese's office and said the place in
question was a regular gambling house, where
"dlaw plokee" was played every Sunday.
The laundryman said he had gone there to
have a little game and had been robbed.
THE INSPECTOR INVESTIGATED,
and found that crowds of Chinamen went
there every Sunday, presumably to Sunday
school, or some other restful retreat. He
decided to stop the supposed devotional ex
ercises, and instructed Captain Dan Silvus
to raid the place. Captain Dan, Defectives
Coulson, Bobinson, DennlAon, Sergeant
Metz and tbe day relief at Central station,
went up to the joint, and, headed by a well
known reporter, who "bits the pipe,"
walked in. On the first floor they found a
storeroom in front in which a few of the
Chinamen were lounging. In the rear of the
store was a kitchen in which two men were
preparing a weal over a big stove and,
judging from the variety and quantity of
the articles in preparation, they intended
having a big banquet. The two cooks 'pro
ceeded with their work without paying the
slightest attention to the officers, though one
of the men in the storeroom gave vent to a
shrill "ki-yl," with theintention of warning
The signal was not heard by those above,
however, and when the officers reached the
second floor they found about 20 men sitting
and lying around. The floor is divided into
three rooms, one used for a laundry, one
for gambling and one for opium smoking.
The inmates of these rooms paid no atten
tion to the officers, except those playing
cards, who stopped. The opium smokers
kept pulling away at their pipes until
roused up, and then they started in a sleepy
way to the patrol wagon.
After the second floor had been cleared
the officers ascended to the third. Here
they found about 18 more Chinamen seated
around tables playing various games and a
lottery scheme which seems to have been
one ot the principal attractions of the place.
They all stopped playing and jumped to
their feet when the officers entered, but not
one made a move to escape.
The patrol wagon had to make four trips
altogether. The last one bore tbe entire
paraphernalia of the various "layouts."
Among the lot were six opium pipes and
spirit lamps and quite a quantity of the
drug. There was also about half a peck of
Chinese coins, chips, etc. In the latter col
lection were a lot of small black and white
pieces of glass shaped like buttons. These
were supposed to be the chips used in the
THE GAME -WAS OBEEK.
A lottery wheel was also 'captured. The
officer who made the haul could see through
the game about as well as they could a brick
wall. Hone of the prisoners would instruct
the officers in the game. "When asked about
it their faces became about as expressionless
as the mythological figures on the new post
There were 40 Chinamen altogether, and
they were about the most impassive lot of
prisoners ever captured in a raid. They
submitted meekly to everything, and would
not talk until they were locked up. The
40 were placed in three cells, and then the
mother tongue of China was turned loose.
like a Yeldell indignation meeting, every
one of them wanted to talk at the same
time. A reporter tried to get their names.
A whole page of a police register, covered
with every indescribable sort of name is
die result of the task. Tbe first man
tackled said his name was "Low Down."
The cognomens might as well have varied
from that to High Up, Hop "Wing, "Wan
Lung, Jim Crow, etc., for when Captain
Beed goes to translate the names this morn
ing he will have to get a Chinese assistant.
After being locked up, one tall China
man, who looked like Chang,- the Chinese
giant, pulled out from nnder his waistcoat
three $i,uuu duis ana wantea to De released.
The two Chinese cooks who were not ar
rested soon conveyed the news to other
joints, and in one hall hour there were fully
as many Chinamen gathered around the rail
of the Sergeant's desk as there were behind
the bars. Two of them had rolls of tb"long
stuff" as thick as one's wrist, and the way
they threw down $100 bills to bail their
countrymen out caused the spectators to
open their eyes. At 8 o'clock there were
only four of the men left in the lockup, when
a little driedup specimen of humanity ap
peared and tnrew down a $1,000 bill to the
Sergeant. He looked like the wax image
of an Egyptian mummy and appeared as if
the only thing that kept him alive was
TOSSING DOVil X THOUSAND.
He marched up to the desk as if life was
a burden to him and carelessly tossed over
tbe $1,000 piece of paper. He secured the
release of the remaining four men and de
parted with his companions.
A deposit of $30 was required from each
man for his appearance at the hearing this
morning. In a drawer in the station house
last night was $1,140, which is the largest
amount ot deposit money received in one
day. There should be $1,200' altogether,
but, alas, there was not, and therehy hangs
the -tale. Not a pigtail, but a tale of woe
which "Bob" relates. He was taking the
deposit-money from the Chinamen as fast as
he could handle it, and by some means or
other one of the men was smuggled out
without tbe $30 being taken for nim. At
one time three Chimamen who had large
rolls of money came in and asked for the
release of five of the men. As they
could, not be called out by name Sergeant
jletz uaa to trot mem out in Duncnes and
allow the others to pick out who they
wanted. Themen withthe money put up?120
for four of the prisoners, but after they had
taken their departnre it was found that one
(for whom no deposit had been left had been
i smuggled out "While the crowd were jab
bering away at the Sergeant it was impos
sible to distinguish tbe prisoners from those
Af ho were putting up forfeits for them. The
'error was not discovered until the packages
of money were counted. How the China
man managed to sneak out is a mystery,
but he got there nevertheless. "When the
(last prisoners were released they were told
to bring the fugitive back or the whole
Icrowd would be sent to the .penitentiary.
jThey pretended ignorance of what was
Want, but said they would see about it.
One prisoner was released for furnishing
valuable information to the officers.
The men who waited on the others wore
round rings of ivory around their left wrists.
None of .them would explain what the
bracelets signified; but it was supposed to
denote rank, as the men who wore it seemed
to boss the others about. It was also stated
that the bracelet was a luck ring, and was
always worn on the left wrist by Chinamen,
only when they were in trouble. The rings
somewhat resembled teething rings, but
were larger and made of polished ivory.
The prisoners, when released, returned to
their feast, back to the place, and there had
the feast which they intended for the after
noon. They did not appear to be down
hearted, as they hoped to get the mony back
ac the hearing this morning, which they said
they would attend.
CAMPEBS EA1DED IESTEEDAT.
Officer Scfaafler Arrests Threo Men Who
Had Nat Folded Their Tents.
Yesterday afternoon Officer Schafier made
a raid on a crowd of young men who were
camping out in the barn of Gasper Hasley,
on Forbes street, Twenty-second ward. The
party consisted of Michael Haley, George
Eosewell and James Bogan. They had a
good supply of food and beer. Haley was
sent to jail for five days, the other two were
ANOTHER SPEAK-EASY GOBBLE.
The Oakland Officers Dole Good Work by
Closing; Them Up.
About 5 o'clock last evening Lieutenant
Fitzgerald and Officers Madigan, O'Brien
and Mess raided the house of Mrs. Mary
Sextion on Bates street, Fourteenth ward,
which was alleged to be a "speak-easy."
They captured the following persons: John
Senor, John Almass, Mike Curtis, John
Crowley, Andrew Gosbie. James and Dan
EMINENT DR. CAMPBELL.
The Great Benefactor of Ihs Blind Arrives
The celebrated Dr. J. F. Campbell, Presi
dent of the Normal College for the Blind,
Sydenham, London, England, is expected
to arrive in Pittsburg by the 7:45 train at
the Central depotthis morning. Dr. Camp
bell landed in New York July 15, and has
been staying with his wife's relatives at
South Acton, Mass. He yesterday tele
graphed his intended arrival to Bev. E. B.
Dohehoo. of the West End. and that gentle
man will meet hira at the depot this
Guy Campbell, the doctor's eldest sop,
travels with him. Owing to the severe ill
ness of Mr. Donehoo's son who has been
for the past month suffering from a brain
attack that reverend gentleman was totally
unable to make any extensive preparations
for Dr. Campbell's reception. Mr. Done
hoo's son is gradually recovering, and it is
hoped will soon be convalescent. Mean
while arrangements are beintr made for a re
ception in the rooms of the Christian Asso-
ciatioa, at which all interested in the cause
of the blind can have an opportunity of see
ing and conversing with the President of
the great London college.
THE C. M. B. A.
Progress, and Another Branch Established
The Catholic Mutual Benefit Association
is rapidly increasing. Grand Deputy
Organizer J. "W. Sullivan is actively at
work, and last night, in company with
several associates, he was engaged in estab
lishing a new branch in St. Andrew's con
A meeting was held in St Andrew's
s6hool hall, and was largely attended.
Thirty-one men signed the application for a
charter, and the branch will soon be in
working order. Addresses on the nature of
the organization were made by Grand
Deputy Organizer J. "W. iSnllivan, Dr. J.
C. McMillen, Mr. E. T. Lazier, 'Chancellor
of Allegheny, and Mr. Hugh Savage.
Ten branches of tbe C. M. B. A. have been
established in Pittsburg and vicinity since
last September, and four more are now in
the course ot organization.
WHO MADE THE DEVIL?
Rev. J. H. Barnelt Tackles the Question and
Holds That God Did Not.
Bey. J. H.Barnett preached in the Union
Park Church, Allegheny, last evening on
"Who Made the Devil?" He said: "It
has always been an interesting question as
to who created the devil. Some maintain
that he was coexistent with God Himself,
and bad equal power, one-hall of the world
being wicked and governed by the demon,
while the other was good and controlled by
the Godhead. Many men of a more en
lightened age maintained that God created
the devil. With this view I do not coin
cide. God could create nothing but good."
The Bev. Mr. Barnett did not try to
prove that the devil had been created by
anybody. He described at length the na
ture of the devil, how he had been an ac
cuser of the beautiful before God, but how
all this changed at the time of redemption.
DEDICATION OF A CHURCH.
Remarkable Record of the Rise of the
West Newton Edifice.
The new Boman Catholic Church at West
Newton will be blessed on Sunday, August
25. The church was organized three years
ago by Father Bernardine. While in the
course of erection it was blown down. The
new church, after completion, was burnt
down while the service of the exposition ot
the blessed sacrament was in progress. The
Bev. Dr. Wertz afterward took charge of
the congregation, which is composed of
about 40 families, and he has built a much
larger edifice. Father Sharso, of St Peter
and St. Paul's, East End, will bless the
DRINK FOR THE THIESTT.
Daring Individuals Contlnno to Defy L. fc O.
and Reap Big; Profit.
Yesterday was a pretty hot day, and those
who were, fortunate enough to be able to
purchase a cool, refreshing drink enjoyed it
Several parties were doing business at their
old stands. Kaercher, in Allegheny, and
Milk Shake Martin, Pittsburg, did a rush
ing business. The stand on Fifth avenue
was also raking in the nickels at a lively
. Fnnernl of George Smith.
The remains of George Smith, the man
who-was killed by the fall of a crane on the
Panhandle Railroad, Southside, near Third
street, last week,were interred in the South
side Cemetery yesterday. The funeral took
place from the late residence of the de
ceased on Third street, near Carson, and was
attended by the strikers of the Dilworth es
tablishment, of whom he was one.
Imported Brnndenbcrg Freres.
Medoc, St. Emilion, St Estepha, St
Julien, Margeaux, Pontet, Canet,St.Pierrie,
Chateau Leoville, Chateau la Bosa, Chateau
Mouton, Grand Vin Chateau Margeaux,
Grand Yin Chateau Lafitte, by the case ar
bottle. G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
Remember Next Thursday,
August 15. is the date of tbe excursion to
Atlantic City, nia tbe B. & O. B. B. Bate'
$10 for the round trip; tickets good for 10
days. Trains will leave depot at 8 A.M. and
920 p. it. Secure your sleeping and parlor
car accommodations at once.
Iran City Bser,
Brewed only by Frauenheim & Viltack, is
perfectly pure,' wholesome aad nutritious.
Bold at all first-class ban.
AN ENGLISH POMTIEF
Is Not Possible, and Father Tobin
Gives Bis Seasons in a Sermon.
qp AEGUES AGAIKST A CHANGE,
And Shows Why the Beat of the Holy See
Will Hever Go to London.
FDRTHER DEVELOPMENTS AWAITED
An article published exclusively in The
Dispatch last week from the pen of a
London writer giving reasons why the com
ing Pope should speak English, and the
Holy See should be removed to London-has
attracted the attention of the civilized
world. The complete article has not been
Yesterday Father F. L. Tobin, of the
St Mary's Church, preached a sermon on
the subject in which he differed from the
writer, and gives his reasons why the Holy
See should not be removed to the banks of
the Thames. A synopsis of his remarks
It may seem premature to criticise an im
portant article before we have received the full
text, but a summary of its contents has been
telegraphed all over the clvllizea world, and
has been perused and discussed by millions of
readers. The great majority of these people
will never see tbe entire article, but will form
their opinions from tbe summary they bavo
read which, in all probability, gives the gist of
tho whole document It is, therefore, a fair
Bubject for intelligent criticism.
Tho salient points of the paper in question I
take to be thsoe. Rome is no longer the seat
of empire or the center of thought The
"English-speaking races are foremost In
progress and influence. The English language
Is spreading every day over a wider area. Tbe
Pope, therefore, should remain no longer In
Rome, clinging to the delusion of temporal
sovereignty; he shonld remove bis See
to London, speak the English language, and
rule the church according to the principles of
liberty and local self-government
THE. EBHOR3 Or THE IDEA.
The subject Is too wide to be compressed into
the limits of a single discourse. I can do no
more than point out whatl considertwo Impor
tant errors In the reasoning of this unknown
writer errors fatal to the position which be
has taken. Re is right when he tells us that
"the head quarters of tbe church" in the begin
ning "gravitated to the center of the Empire:
but he is wrong when he assumes that for the
successful government of the church, the See
of the Pontiff must be at tbe center of tbe Em
pire. Does be forget that Rome continued to
be the seat of empire less than GOO years
after the establishment of the church? Tbe
Western Empire fell in 476, and the imperial
throne was removed to tbe shores of the
Bospborus. Did the power of the Pontiff de
cline after tbe change? No; it increased from
year to ytar, till the chair of Peter over
shadowed the throne of Caesar. For 1,400 years
Rome has never been tbe seat of imperial rule.
It is rather late in the day to tell the Holy
Father that he most transfer his See to the
banks of the Thames because tbe center of em
pire is no lonzer on the banks of the Tiber.
Another mistake is made in Ignoring the fact
that the Pope must be independent in order to
govern bis flock successfully. Tbe Father of
the faithful most, treat his spiritual children
justly and Impartially; all have tbe same claim
on his care and his love. That he could hardly
do If be were the subject of any earthly poten
MIGHT BE COEECED
and thwarted by the influence and the power
of his own sovereign; free communication with
his children in another country might be
denied him. Not only he must be actually free
and Independent but his official acts must be
free from all suspicion of coercion.
The anonymous writer dwells at length on
what he terms the Porsico incident I want no
better illustration ot mv anrument The
history of Mgr. Persico's mission is too fresh in
your memory to need repetition. The Papal
Rescript which followed, condemning some of
tbe methods of the Irish patriots, cansed loud
and angry discontent among the Irish peoplo
at home and abroad. Rightly or wrongly, the
action of the Pontiff was ascribed to tbe in
trioues of an English emissary at tbe Vatican.
Now, suppose Leo XLIL had been a British
subject then what a tremendous pressure
would have been exerted on blm to induce him
to enforce tho terms of that rescript! The
consequence might have been a revolt against
the authority ot the Holy See. a schism which
would not have been confined to Ireland, but
would have spread througnout the United
States and tbe British Dominions.
The Pope may be driven from Rome, as be
often was before: bnt I have an abiding faith
that he will return, as be always returned be
fore. The city In wbicn St. Peter fixed bis See
appears destined to be the center ot Catholic
nnity. The Papal sovereignty over tbe Eternal
City seems to have been ordained by Almighty
God to secure the independence of His Vicar,
and to promote the welfare and glory of His
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109 Federal Street,
Another Outbreak Expected at Heels. To
Day A Sheriff's Fosse With Riles)
Leave for tbe Mines.
The following telegram on the situation at
the Hecla mines was received from Greena
burg last night:
Another outbreak is expected to occur at ths
Hecla Coko "Works in tho morning: The Hun
garians at Mammoth held a secret meeting last
night, and' they decided to renew tho light on
Monday and prevent the men at tbe Hecla,
United and other works in that locality from,
going to work. Messengers were sent here this
evening to notify the Sheriff of the Intention,
and a posse was at once organized, consisting
of 40 men with Winchester repeating rifles, and
they were sent to the Hecla works. Assistant
Superintendent Rowe came here to-night and
he says the Huns are in a terrible state of ex
citement, and It may be that the outbreak may
occur sooner than expected.
Engineer Green, who was beaten by the mob
yesterday. Is in a precarious condition, and will
probably die. Another of the injured who had
a rusty pick sunk into his shoulders will also
die. Some of the workmen sra afraid ta ra
near tbe works, and have not been seen since
yesterday. The Huns say they will not allow
work to proceed at Hecla until the advance is
given them at tbe Mammoth. There are not
more than athalf dozen Americans In the mob.
Tbe deputies who left here to-night carried 40
rounds of ammunition, and It is expected from
the appearance of tho men that Hungarian
gore will flow freelj if an outbreak Is
A BRIDGE 0DT OP DEBT,
Bat It Has Taken Nineteen Years to Ac
complish the Tnsk.
At a recent meeting of the Board of Di
rectors of the Forty-third street bridge, ths
last of the remaining mortgage was paid off.
This bridge was erected and opened for
traffic in the year 1870, and cost 5124,000.
There had been $100,000 capital subscribed
by the stock holders; but before the bridge
was completed it was necessary to mortgaga
it for an additional $24,000. The stock
holders anticipated the bonds would be
rapidly cleared away. It has taken, how
ever, 19 years to accomplish the task, but
they have "got there" at last
The annual traffic on this bridge has been
about 400,000 foot passengers, and the
yearly receipts about $12,000.
JDS. HDRNE t EDH
PENN AVENUE STORES
The August reduction prices make
trade even If a great many people are
out of town those that are home can
not spend time and money to better ad
vantage than right here in the store.
"When you can buy fine double-width
Dress Goods for 25c a yard here it's a
good time to some. .,.
When you an buy fine Imported
Dress Patterns, f nil quantity, at $5, It's
a good time to come.
The Fine Dress Goods are reduced
summer dress fabrics must go Challis,
Beiges, Mixtures, Plaids, Novelty Jae
quard Styles a thorough clearing out
of all summer dress materials here this
The Silk stock is very large the prices
made low to make it less. The Black
Silks, the Printed India Silks, the Col.
ored Surah Silks, the Fancy Plaid and
Striped Silks in latest colorings. Better
Silks here at 60c a yard than erst
offered at the price.
The Bolt Department Ladles' and
Children's Bummer Dress, made np
nicely, all marked down. Also the
Beaded "Wraps and Lace Wraps and
lightweight Cloth Jackets and Long;
Wraps. The most complete assortment
of Clothing for Infanta and small chfl.
dren is here.
Housekeepers' Sales In TableLinenj
and Towels and in Lace Curtains the
customers are increasing as they find
out the prices here.
Closing out prices now In Millinery, in
Hosiery, Silk Gloves Muslin Under,
wear. Dress Trimmings.
Stocks Complete in all departmeaH
with the best goods for your personal
and household wants.
The Wash Goods Department has
just opened 'some entirely new styles in
fine Satlnes at 15c, and more ot the fine
Ginghams at 25c and 15c a yard.
JDS. HDRNE 1 CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.