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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, THURSDAY, AUGUST -15, 1889.
A Reorganization of the Fire
Department on Monday.
To Extend to All Firemen in the
Department, Old and Young.
AN INTERVIEW WITH CHIEF E7ANS
Dr. Hercnr Sajs Many Old Hen Must be
Dropped From the Service.
A BIO SHE AMONG THE FIRE LADDIES
Chief J. O. Brown, of the Department of
Public Safety, has put in motion machinery
which will not only reorganize the Pitts
burg fire department, but will retire per
manently a number of veteran firemen who
hare grown gray in the service of the city,
come of them dating back as far as the days
of the Volunteer fire department. It seems
that the Philadelphia system of physical
examination is to be applied to each and
everyone of the 173 regular members of the
Pittsburg fire department, and all mnst
stand or fall by the result. Since the crea
tion of the Department of Public Safety all
applicants for positions upon the sub-list
have had to undergo the searching examina
tion, but its application to the older mem
bers of the regular fire corps has created a
sensation in ward politics in every portion
of the city.
Chief Evans returned yesterday from his
vacation, and was seen by a Dispatch
representative. He said: "Chief Brown
intends to thoroughly reorganize the fire
department Each member of the fire de
partment has paid 10 cents for the blank
application, and is at work getting the
formula and vouchers filled out The medi
cal examination which the firemen
MUST ALL SUBMIT TO,
and upon which the reorganization is mostly
based, will be commenced next Monday, as
I understand. Dr. Mercur. the surgeon of
the Fire Disability Board, has just re
turned from his vacation."
"Oat of the 173 men now in the depart
ment, how many are Chief Brown's ap
pointees?" was asked.
"Hot over five or six," answered Chief
"Does politics enter into this reorganiza
tion?" was the next query.
"Judge for yourself. In the year and a
half in which Chief Brown has bad juris
diction of the fire department a bare half
dozen men have come in under his auspices,
and those have all stood the full examina
tion which is jiow to be inaugurated. So
far as I know, the effort is to make the fire
department attain the top rank of physical
efficiency. "We want young and active men
who will not be afraid to fight fire, and
upon whom we can depend. No, I don't
thins: any exceptions will be made at all."
"Is any change contemplated in the 18
foremanships or in the positions now held
by Messrs. John Steel, "William Coates and
"None that I know of," said Chief
Evans. "In regard to our sub-list, it is a
curious fact that dozens of men who have
stood the medical examination do not report
daily to the assistant chiefs for work. No
fireman can get off for any period without
giving notice to thj assistant chief in order
to give him 21 hours to fill the temporary
vacancy. As a matter of fact, I think that
not above 20 "subs" are constant in their
attendance. I suppose the men ou the sub
list get tired of
SHOWING UP EVERY BAY
without catching a chance. The examination
will be without fear or favor, and those who
stand it are all right but tbose who do not
will have to go. The vacancies will be
filled from the sub list No, I should not
care to hazard an opinion as to the number
of men who will be unfavorably affected."
Dr. Mercur, Surgeon of the Fire Disabil
ity Board, also returned from bis vacation
yesterday and was seen at his office, No.
149 Penn avenue. "I am waiting for my
orders from the Department ot Public
Safety upon this matter. It's a big job, as
the examinations are very minute and must
be made with extreme care. I suppose I
will take each engine house in turn, exam
ining the men one after another. I have
passed upon a great many applicants for the
sub-list and the average man is
likely to be strandea upon some
rock in the examination. It is
rather searching, but no more so than the
public has a right to expect in the establish
ment of a standard of efficiency in public
service. There are a great many veteran
firemen who will be turned down, I am
afraid. No. 1 and No. 2 engine houses are
mainly manned by men who have been a
long time in the service and many of them
are deficient in some physical attribute.
There are a great many men in the depart
ment who, despite "their infirmities, it
DIFFICULT TO REPLACE
on account of their ripe experience, bnt if
tne examination is to be a fair 'and impar
tial one as it certainly will be the city is
liable to lose some valuable servants."
"My remuneration? Oh this examination
will be covered by my yearly salary as physi
cian. The fee used to be $1, but it cow
costs the men nothing for my services."
The blank application is a lengthy and
formidable looking document John Smith
tells pretty much all abouthimself when he
fills out answers to all the. questions. He
states whether he uses intoxicating drink; if
to, how much. It is easy to imagine the
chorus of noes that ascend. He also denies
that he has been convicted of crime and a
vast number of personal interrogatories, and
makes oath to his statements. Then Mr.
Smith secures the vouchers from the best
men in bis own ward he can command gen
erally Councilmen or ex-city fathers. He is
then ready for the merciless questioning of
the surgeon, and his height the minimum
allowed is five feet, four inches his weight,
the circumference of his chest the condi
tion of the seven senses and various other
things are noted in black and jrhite. Fat
men need not waste their breath or time for
they are not wanted. Then after the ap
plication is signed, sealed ana delivered to
the powers that be, the applicant has done
what is required of him. It is hinted that
somesupplementary oral information as to
political antecedents comes not amiss in
summing up the grand total of fitness.
Against Additional Percentage.
A bill in equity was filed yesterday by
John Liggett agsinst the city of Pittsburg
and W. It. Ford, Delinquent Tax Collector.
It is stated by Liggett that he owns property
at the corner ot Smithfield and Diamond
streets on which an appeal had been taken
to court and the assescment reduced to
$171 60. Notwithstanding the appeal the
Delinquent Tax Collector charges the 5 per
cent additional which Mr. Liggett appeals
Girl Arrested ni Vacs.
"Humane Agent O'Brien yesterday placed
two girls named Nana "Willard and Ida
Vaughn, 18 years of age, in Central sta
tion on a charge of vagrancy. The girls
came here from Youngstown a few weeks
ago. Inspector McAleese let them go upon
their representation that they had each
secured places to work oa Mt Washington.
DEMOCEATS TO HEAR FEOM.
The Allotment of Room In tbo New Gov
ernment Building- Almost Completed
The Signal Service Men Kick.
The allotting of rooms in the new Govern
ment building, which has been going on
now for about three weeks, is about com
pleted, with the exception of the postoffice,
the office for the Collector of the Port and
the Signal Service Bureau.
All the Government officials who are to
have their future quarters in the new build
ing received a notification from "Washing
ton some time ago requesting them to visit
the office of Mr. Malone, the Superin
tendent of the building, and designate the
rooms they desire on the plans provided
for that purpose. Since then the following
offices have been located:
On the second floor the Bevenue Collec
tor's office and the rooms for the Custom
House officials. On the third floor, the
United States Court rooms, the Judges'
library, the Judges' private rooms and the
District Attorney's office. On the fourth
floor the grand jnry rooms, and on the fifth
floor the Inspectors' offices. This leaves Post
master Larkins and Mr. D. O. Barr, the
Collector of the Port, still to be heard from,
and a gentleman about the Government
building has drawn the conclusion that they
will probably not make a decision as to the
offices of their departments, because they do
not expect to hold the offices when the build
ing is ready. "Both are Democrats," he
said, "and that explains all."
"So far," Mr. Malone said yesterday,
"everything has gone along smoothly and
everybody has been pleased with his pros
pective quarters. However, we are still
waiting to hear from the Signal Service
officers, and they are the onlv parties who
have expressed their dissatisfaction. The
Government designated three rooms for
them on the fifth floor, but the gentlemen
complained that three rooms were not suf
ficient Thev have ever since been corre
sponding with the head of the Signal Service
Bureau in Washington.but so fur no change
has been made yet in their favor."
"Do you think the meeting with the
Commission ot the Chamber of Commerce
will be held soon to make the allottment
"Well, I do not know," replied Mr. Ma
lone, "whether it will be necessary to trou
ble these gentlemen at all. because.as I said
before, everybody appears to be satisfied
with the original way the department in
Washington designated the rooms, and in
that case all can oe settled without a joint
meeting of the officials.
HIS WIFE MISSING.
A Colored Man Looking for a Delinquent
Spouse Who Left II I m.
John Millburry, a young colored man,
called at the Central station last night to
obtain the aid ot the police to find his wife.
She had left her home at No. 113 Hennesey
street, Allegheny. Milburry is one of the
men who was injured in the gas explosion
in the Patterson block three years ago. He
entered suit at the time and obtained a ver
dict for $4,000, though he claims be only
received ?J,538. The balance was retained
by his attorneys.
Soon after this he took to peddling as an
employment, and was married to a young
colored girl named Annie. According to
his usual custom, he drove out to Butler
county to get a load of produce and re
mained several days. When he returned
he found his wife and all his personal effects
missing. A search failed to find her; anil
hence his desire to have the police look for
COMMITTED TO PKIS0K.
Geo. Renkes CInlmsF.Echenrlns' nit Him In
the Face With a Pick.
Frank Schenring was committed 'to jail
by Alderman Hartman in default ot $1,300
bail to await a hearing, on Saturday, on a
charge of felonious assault and battery en
tered by George Renkes. While "Renkes
was building a wall on Gregory street,
Twenty-seventh ward, he alleges Schenring
annoyed him by tearing it down. An alter
cation ensued, in which, , it is claimed.
Sohrenring struck Rentes in the face with
a pick, the point penetrating his cheek
and knocking several teeth out
Schenring is also charged with malicious
mischief by Conrad Reltz for tearing down
the wall that Renkes was building.
DISTDEBED AT PBAYEE.
A Meeting at the Forty-Third Street
Church Broken Up by Boys.
Last night as prayer meeting was being
held in the Forty-third Street Presbyterian
Church a crowd of small boys succeeded in
breaking up the meeting. At 8 o'clock a
set of boys, averaging in age from 8 to 13
years, gathered aronnd the church during
the meeting and commenced singing songs
and using profane languatre. -A member of
the congregation was sent to quiet the dis
turbers, but bis efforts were met with a fusi
lade ot stones, none of which struck him,
Lieutenant Orth was called, but the boys
took flight and none ot them were captured.
A DAY FOR HEPTAS0PHS.
August 27 Will be the Date for a Celebra
tion Each Year.
The committee on the decennial celebra
tion of the Improved Order of Heptasophs
has decided that Wednesday, August 27,
will be known as Heptasophs' Day. Owing
to the drain upon the funds, caused by the
Johnstown disaster, it was deemed advisa
ble not to hold any demonstration this year,
but an informal gathering of the Pittsburg
members of the order will be held in the
parlors of John Dialling, on-Market street,
where a banquet will be served. Stephen
Collins, Superintendent of Mails, is chair
man of the committee.
ON A SERIOUS CHARGE.
Frank Cnsick Is Sent to Jail In Default of
Ball for a Hearing.
Frank Cusick was committed to jail by
Alderman Porter, yesterday, in default of
bail, for a hearing Saturday on a charge of
assault and battery. James Simpson pre
ferred the charge. He lives on Twenty
eighth street, and alleges that the defendant
a week since brought some liquor to his
house and attempted to make Mrs. Simpson
A. J. Kearcher, the druggist at No. 59
Federal street, Allegheny, yesterday filed
another appeal from the decision of Alder
man Brinker. Kearcher claimed that he
had been previously fined 525 and costs for
the same offense, selling on Sunday, and
was henceforth purged of crime. The case
will be heard August 19.
A ltlg Stolen.
Henry Miller, of Sharpsburg, had'a horse
and buggy stolen at the Butchers' picnic
yesterday. Three young men drove through
Sharpsburg with the rig, on their way to
the city last night The horse had the ini
tials "P. Y." branded on his shoulder.
Hit on the Head.
Two boys, one of them named Swabble,
were playing ball on Mary street, South
side, yesterday afternoon. Swabble wanted
to keep the ball, and a stone fight ensued.
He was hit on the temple, and has a severe
gash on his head.
, Buckley's Denial.
Mr. J. D. Buckley, President of the Sov
ereigns of Industry, denies that they had a
lively time in their meeting on Saturday"
evening. He says there isn't a cloak room
in the hall, and none of the ladies had to
J.W. Cbideb, of Grof, Monsbach & Co.,
wholesale saddlers, Cincinnati, arrived in
the city to-day, and has rooms at the Seventh
HE SUED THE 'SQUIRE.
Alderman Brinker Arrested Last
Night on Martin's Information.
WORLDLY EMPLOYMENT. CHARGED.
A Yery Animated 'Personal Colloquy Pre
ceded the Arrest.
BIG BAIL FORFEITED TO M'NULTI
"Milkshake" Martin gave Alderman
Brinker a Boland for his Oliver last night
The doughty dealer in the cheering and
non-intoxicating fluid has evidently become
tired of being stamped upon by the Law
and Order League. The hearing of Martin
on the information made before Alderman
Brinker, last Sunday, was as lively an epi
sode as could be imagined. It had been set
for 8 o'clock, and at that hour a motley
crowd bad packed the office to the doors. ,
"Milkshake" arrived promptly attended
by his attorney General Blakely. The pair
bowed stiffly to the 'Squire, and the latter
stated that the hearing in the case had been
continued a week.
"What's that for?" said "Milkshake"
"You have no right to continue the case
without the consent of the defendant," said
Alderman Brinker said again that the
case was continued, and "Milkshake" in
quired whether the Law and Order League
had been over "fixing the thing with the
'Squire." Martin then demanded his dis
charge, as he was there ready for trial, and
there was no case against him. He repeated
his demand for trial or discharge and Alder
man Brinker again refused to proceed, at
the same time demanding that Martin re
new his bail for a hearing next Wednesday
on the same charge. Martin said he'd see
the 'Squire further. General Blakely then
advised Martin to leave the office, which he
was about to do, when Alderman Brinker
considerably excited said:
"If you leave this office I'll have you ar
rested." General Blakeley faced Brinker, saying:
"You arrest him and I'll make it warm for
The' crowd gaped at the wordy warriors,
and the Alderman was pale with anger.
Martin and General Blakely then left the
THEY SUED BRINKER.
The two gentlemen then walked down to
Alderman McNulty's office, and entered an
information against Alderman Brinker for
worldly employment on Sunday, consisting
in receiving an information against John
A. Martin for worldly employment in sell
ing unlawful fluids on Sunday. Alderman
McNulty gravely received the information,
and dispatched his constable to Alderman
Brinker, who was shortly fetched in, to the
great evident amusement of Mr. Martin and
his attorney. Alderman McNulty read the
charge carefully to his brother Alderman,
and the latter offered $500 bail, which
E roved acceptable, meantime protesting that
e had pot violated the Sunday law.
"When do you want the hearing to take
place, Mr. Martin?" asked 'Squire Mc
Nulty. "Friday evening," said Mr. Martin.
"I have some hearings on that evening
and it will discommode me to be present
here," said Alderman Brinker.
"You don't worry much about discommod
ing me," said "Milkshake" sarcastically.
"Oh, well; make it Friday and I'll be
here." Then Uiebail bonds were signed,
'amid a crossfire of personalities a little too
strong to look well in print followed, atter
which the oral combatants parted for the
. Alderman Brinker said when seen- by a
reporter: "Yes, I took the information on
Sunday because I, believed I had a right to
do so. The warrant for Martin's arrest was
not issued until Monday, however. I hold
the action was perfectly legal. We 'II see
about the legal status ot the thing next Fri
A MYSTERIOUS BOOK.
Mr. Martin showed, in a somewhat mys
terious manner, a fat note-book which con
tained, he claimed, a list of parties who had
been more or less phlebotomized by the de
tectives of the Law and Order League. He
showed a newspaper man one of the entries
which purported that a Mrs. Conwav, of the
Eighth ward, had paid an Alderman
$30 on account to settle a suit, and that the
womar had not been able to get a receipt
for the money.
Mr. Martin was last night asked by an
other reporter for a list he is said to have in
his possession containing names of people
who are alleged to have settled with sundry
Aldermen tor a consideration, but he re
fused to give it, saying that publication
would be premature. He stated that it had
been gotten through some city officials, and
that there would be musio by and by, or
words to that effect.
The hearing last evening before Alderman
McNulty was a fizzle. M. W. Wishart, E.
P. Hesser and J. P. Young, against whom
Martin made informations tor acting as de
tectives without licenses, did not appear.
Their names were called three times, and
Alderman McNulty declared their bail for
feited. James W. Morton was the surety
for $1,000 in each case. The Alderman said
that he would issue warrants for the arrest
of the three men.
A FAMOUS ROADSTER.
Judge Fetlermnn's Mare Has Traveled
More Than 30,000 allies.
Judge Felterman rejoices in the posses
sion of a black mare which he considers
greater as a piece of horseflesh than Claude
Duval's Black Bess. The mare in question
is named Doll. She is 17 years old, and
since July 1, 1877 has hauled the Judge
over 30,000 miles, in addition to 'traveling
100 miles a day on election days, as a stable?
man asserts she has done during these 12
years. Judge Fetterman insists that the
latter statement is overdrawn, stating that
he doesn't think be ever drove her more
than 73 miles in one day.
The mare carries herself like a colt, and,
though gentle, will not stand anv nonsense.
and a stranger had best form her acquaint
ance before venturing to take liberties with
Claims Forcible Entry.
William Flinn gave bail before Alder
man Porter yesterday for a hearing next
Tuesday on a charge of forcible entry and
detainer, preferred by George Pitts. It is
alleged that the defendant took possession
of Larry Ebert's house, on Penn avenue,
near Thirty-fourth, during the absence of
Ebert and used the house by selling liquor
The Directors Chosen.
At the meeting of the stockholders of the
new Southside paper yesterday, Messrs. W.
C. Bernardi, Alderman C. E. Succop, W.
K-Hainilton, W. F. Obluhausen and Dr.
Beinicke were elected directors.
. Burned bv Lamp Explosion.
Mrs. Mary Rogeyeska was burned severe
ly at her home. No. 811 Pike street, last
night by the explosion of a lamp. She was
burned about the face and neck, but not
seriously enough to result fatally.
In a Critical Condition.
Charles Ohlnhauien, who was eat in the
leg with a penknife while boxing with John
TJhmrhine last Sunday, is lying in a critical
condition at his homeonMagnollsrstrcet,
The Genial Old Soldier Passes Through
Pittsburg He Eulogizes Tanner and
Private Dalzell arrived in the city yester
day on his way to camp Bouquet in Colum
bia county, and on Friday evening he in
tends to address a meeting of the old
soldiers at Salem. The Private is still as
genial and jolly as of yore, and his conver
sation runs along as smoothly as ever.
Talking about Corporal Tanner and the
Department of Pensions he said:
"Although I have no reason to be fond of
Corporal Tanner personally, because he
promised to make me Deputy Commissioner
of Pensions, and did not do it, still I must
acknowledge that he is the right man in the
right place. In my opinion he is ohe of
the best appointments President Harrison
"What do you think about the National
encampment at Milwaukee this year?"
"I do not think that it will be so success
ful as the one at Columbus last year. There
are not so many G. A. R. men in Wisconsin
as there are in the eastern part of our
country, and men from here cannot afford to
make a trip like that Still I believe it
will be a grand gathering and all the dele
gates will get there."
"Who will be the next Senator from
"Charles .Foster I feel sure will be the
man, because McKinley will not accept it
as be is booked for the Speakership. Of
course you will all be glad to hear that
Foraker is to be our Governor again because
I know he is almost as popular here as he is
in his own State."
A CASE OF SUICIDE.
Detective Coulson Investigates the Finding
of That Body.
Detective Sol Coulson yesterday investi
gated the case of the dead body fonnd in the
old McMurty nut factory at the foot of
Twenty-second street He fonnd that it
was, without doubt, a case of suicide. A
small revolver with two chambers empty
was found near the man, and all the cir
cumstances lead to the belief that he took
his own life. There were tiro bullet holes
through the skull over the right temple.
The body remained unidentified last night,
there being nobody who could say who the
man was. He was apparently abont 50
years of age. His complexion was dark and
he wore a heavr black beard and mustache,
and had dark eyes. He was evidently a
work"ngman, as he wore a flannel shirt and
dark pants supported by. a heavy leather
strap. He is snpposed to be an American.
The body was found by Thomas Moody, a
watchman at Harbison & Walker's fire brick
works. The building in whieh it was dis
covered is an old, deserted factory, and is
visited by few people. Moody stumbled
upon the body accidentally, and, thinking
it was a man sleeping, gave him a severe
shaking. He then found that the man was
HITHER AMD THITHER.
Movements of Pltrsburgers and Others of
Ex-Judge Andrew Wylie, formerly of
the United States Court, District of Columbia,
passed throagh the Union Depot last night on
his war to Chicago. He was accompanied by
his wife, and both intend to visit some friends
in the Garden City. The Jndge was born m
Washington connty. this State, and be studied
law in Pittsburg about 50 years ago. He re
tired from tbo bar in 1870. He said that on
account of the many recollections of his
younger days he had still a warm spot in his
heart for Pittsburg. He inquired about x
number of old Plttsburgera, and he expressed
great sorrow at the death of the late William
Lyon, whom he knew very well.
The exodns from Pittsburg to Atlantic
City still keeps up with nnabated vigdr. Tha
New York express, which left the Union depot
last night at S.10 o'clock, had quite a large
party of well-known people from this city
aboard. There were A. J. Smith. Mr. and Mrs.
Mcllwalne, of Sewickley; William Lockhart
and bis daughter. Miss Marv W. "Lockhart
Mrs. A. 8. Curry. Messrs. Himmelrich. J. 8.-
neaman. unanes ana -tienry iiemmenhoase, U.
P. Letsche and Theodore Boerflmger.
James B. Scott, member of Johnstown's
Etato Commission, appeared in his cozy office
yesterday bearing in his 'face the traces of re
cent illness. Be is rapidly recovering from a
spell of sickness of a week's duration, but
even under such unfavorable circumstances he
is always willing to talk about the work of the
commission at Johnstown.
Councilman A. W. McDonald, of Cora
opolis, was in the city yesterday after three
months' stay at Cadiz and New Athens, where
be has been building a pike to connect those
places with the National road. Ohio is consid
erably younger than Pennsylvania, but she lies
far over ier sister In the matter of road mak
ing. The private car of General Manager
McCrea, of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany, went East last night for Mr. McCrea,
-who was at Cresson daring last week. At
Cresson he will go aboard his car for Massa
chusetts, where Mr. McCrea and his family will
spend the rest ot the summer.
J. B. L Ryanj H. K. Bhoades, John
Lawshe, of Williamsport, and R. C. Qarhardt
of New York, are at the Anderson. Mr.
Lawshe was snddenly taken ill last night and
he had to be removed to his room, where a
physician was called to attend to him.
W. J. Diehl, the secretary of the
Wheeling Natural Gas Company, and Miss
Ella M. Crosby, the assistant secretary, left for
Wheeling yesterday. They will.be away for
Charles R. Barchfeld, of the firm
of McWhlney & Co., with his sister. Miss
Emma Barchfeld, of Cedar avenue. Alle
gheny, left yesterday for Somerset county to
Prof. "William Guenther, who has been
in Europe for the last two months. left Rotter
dam yesterday for New York. He Is expected
to arrive here on the 23th Inst.
Robinson Stubley, of Boston, England,
is in the city on his way home from Kansas,
where he had been to look up a suitable loca
tion for a stock farm.
William E. B. Gleason, of Highland
Falls, N. Y.. is visiting his brother-in-law,
Thomas L. Kerin, a well-known newspaper
man of this city.
M. Hulings, of Oil City, was in this
city yesterday, and he took dinner.at the St
James Hotel. He left for his home'last nirnt.
Ex-Councilman James Powers, of
Wylie avenue, and daughter Katie have gono
to Bedford Springs for a stay of three veeks.
Chief Evans, ot the fire departmQt,re
turned from his trip to the seashore yesWday
having been gone for more than a month.
Edward J. Montgomery returned Yes
terday from a pleasure trip to Chautauqua.
He lives In the Thirty-sixth ward.
G. B. Broadberry, the well-known
Pittsburg composer, will leave to-day for a trip
to the northern cart of the State.
G. E. Vickers, of the Philadelphia
Press, and Miss Portia Vickers, of Glenshaw
left for the East last night.
H. F. De Puy, of Westinghouse,
Chnrcb, Kerr A Co., went to Western Ohio last
night on business.
Mrs. J. Lauer will go to Latrobe with
her two daughters for a short vacation among
W. H. Williams, of the Wheeling
Natural Gas Company, left for Philadelphia
E. Sherman and his wife, of South
Orange, are stopping at the Seventh Avenue
Bev. L N. Hays, D. D., has returned
from his vacation and has resumed his pastoral
C. M. Leighley, of the Press, wife and
sister will leave this morning for Atlantic City.
Juliui Stork, the insurance agent, is
spending his vacation visiting friends in Ohio.
Thomas .Gordon, the inventor of the
Gordon gas lamp, was In the city yesterday.
Mrs. Mary Miller, of Wylie avenue,
left yesterday on a visit to Minerva, O.
W. L. Hill and W. L. Taylor, of East
Liverpool, are at the Anderson Hotel.
George Crawford west to "Washington
last evening ,
STILL HOLDING OUT.
Many of the Coke Companies Eofuse
to Sign the Scale of Wages.
THE MEN KEFDSE TO GO TO WORK.
Sheriff Forced to Swear In Another
Batch of Deputies.
A NUMBER OF BUSS WILL BE ARBESTED
It seems the coke strike is not settled, as
the following telegram from Greensbnrg
will show: Fearing an outbreak at the
Standard and Morewood works, Sheriff Byers
was called there this forenoon. Fifty-six
special officers were sworn in at Mt Pleasant
upon his arrival, and they were sent to tbose
works to guard the men at work. TheHnns
there have shown a disposition to fight, and
soma of them were in communication with the
foreigners at Mammoth, and the situation
Superintendent Ramsay thought was alarm
ing. The works at United will be started up In
the morning, and to guard againt any break
that might occur, 30 special officers were sworn
in there. The special men are all armed with
Winchester repeating rifles, and each one car
ries 12 rounds of cartridges.
Information was madeagalnst30 of the Mam
moth rioters. They will be arrested by threes
and fours, as it is feared the deputies could not
baudle the entire number. One of them was
arrested to-night and jailed here. One cause
of the trouble at the Morewood works is that
ther object to the custom of heaping the
wagons with coal,and they have demanded that
that be done away with. The Superintendent
refuses to do so.
APPEALED TO THE SHEKIFF.
Stark Bros, the contractors at Traughers,
whose men struck for higher wages yesterday,
and have refused to allow other men to go to
work, were here to-day in consultation with
the Sheriff about sending 30 deputies to that
place to-morrow, propose to replace these men
who refuse to work. The majority of the men
are Italians. There are 100 in all. and a few of
them are willing to work. Sheriff Byers prom
The men are working at Hecla, nd no fears
are being entertained that the men will be at
tacked. The deputies will stay there until the
trouble is over.
The Dispatch correspondent at Con
From this place, southward, along the line of
the railroads, hut three coke works are running.
They are the Youngstownand Red Stone Works
of Schoonmaker and Frick's Lelth Works. At
Oliphant a few men had gone to work at the
advance, but without the scale being slimed,
and the works was visited by a committee ot
the strikers and the men were forced to join
the strikers' ranks again.
Robert Hagsett is waging a fight with his
men acainst either signing the scale or paying
the wages demanded until the price of coke
Iustifles it, and will try to start with other men.
lis position regarding wages is the same as
that taken by all the operators except the three
large firms who have signed the scale, and they
are not making any effort to start their works,
preferring to let the strikers make some move,
so long as coke sells no higher than $L Should
coke advance September L they will then try to
adjust the price of labor so that they can make
coKe at a profit. They say signinga scale would
be a farce when the men have just repudiated a
former scale. Meanwhile, the men appear de
termined neither to eo to work themselves, or
to allow others to go where the scale has not
SAME SIGNED THE SCALE. '
From a Scottdale correspondent what fol
lows was received: The following signa
tures to the Coke makers' scale were reported
to day: Brown and Cochran, of the Nellie
Coke Works; James Cochran, Sons & Co., of
the Jackson works; Pennsville Coke Company,
operating the Pennsville works; A. C. Over
halt & Co., of West Overton; Hecla Coke Com
pany, operating the Hecla works; Calumet
Coke Company, operating the Calumet works.
The complete reports to date give 10,412 owners
now working under the scale.
The Calumet works will start to-morrow
morning. It was feared that the men at the
Mammoth works would not allow the Calumet
i. Slant to start, but Secretary Watchorn ,s au-
innriiy lor ino statement teat tne men at
Mammoth will not Interfere with the starting
of Calumet, or any other works except their
Ho reports of violence have been received
to-day from any part of the region. It is the
general opinion of those Interested in the
strike that there ill be no more rioting, and
that inside of a week the men will be at work
throughout the region.
The shipments of coke have increased
wonderfully within the past few days. On
Tuesday 393 cars had been shippedHo points
west of Pittsburg. It is expected that by
the last of the week the usual number of
cars will be moving out of the region.
A representative of the Schoonmaker
Coke Company said yesterday that all their
ovens, with the exception of those on the
Sewickley branch, were working, and the
firm expected the latter ovens would be in
operation by to-day or to-morrow. At the
offices of J. Wj. Moore it was stated that
none of the men had gone to work. The
men formerly working for this operator
were paid off yesterday.
PRICE OF LUMBER ADVANCED.
Hemlock Will be Sold Hereafter for Not
Less Thnn 914Per 1,000.
The Allegheny County Retail Lumber
Dealers Association, have issued a circular to
the trade that the price of hemlock lumber
has been advanced to $11 per 1,000 feet.
The cause ot the advance is the scarcity of
the lumber by reason of the heavy floods this
spring. The latter destroyed the greater
part of the hundreds of thousands of logs io
the different railways and the producers
forced the prices up. Every member of the
association, in the country, is pledged to
maintain the price. It is an advance of
from $1 to $2 por 1,000 feet
The feeling between the Wholesalers and
Retailers Associations has grown more har
monious, and the throat cutting policy of
doing business has been stopped. The for
mer realized, that the retailers could do
them considerable harm by purchasing
from the producers and on this account they
stopped the practice of selling to consumers.
A match game of basebaUwill be played
to-morrow between picked nines from both
lumber associations. The game will be
played on the East Liberty grounds. The
loosers are to set up a banquet for all the
GLASS WORKERS' MEETIKG.
Members of the Association Asked
Opinions on the Scale.
A meeting of the members of the Western
Window Glass Manufacturers' Beneficial
Association has been called for Tuesday,
the 20th inst, at Cleveland. At the meet
ing the present wage difficulty between the
manufacturers and their em doves will be
the most important mutter to be considered,
aW the plau of action in regard to the trou
ble will be outlined. The manufacturers
hate a wage committee, who have full
authority to act, but in this case the mem
ber! of tne committee do not care to act
Ther have placed the matter before the
whole association, and at the meeting each
member will probably air his ooinions.
Thoie in a position to know assert that the
matter will be settled without recourse to a
strike or lockout
t TO THE DEAD LABOR HERO.
TbeiAnnitroag Monument Will be Erected
' la the Allegheny Parks.
Al meeting of the Thomas A. Armstrong
Monument' Association, was held in Com
monjer Hall yesterday afternoon for the pur
pose of selecting the designs to be placed on
the shaft and the spot where it is to be
erected. It was officially decided to place
the monument in the Allegheny parks, and
at the next meeting or the Park Committee
the matter will be brought before that body.
Od one side of the monument will be the
following: "Erected by the working people
of the "United States," and on another will
be the late labor leader's career as a soldier.
A com.in.iUee. composed of John M. Kelly,
James Campbell and William Martin, was
appointed to arrange for a demonstration to
be held on the day of the dedication of the
monument in October.
NO MORE SOLAR IRON.
The BHgo Mill Strike Settled by the Men
Gaining Their Faint.
The strike of the workmen at the Sligo
Mill was settled yesterday at a conference
between the members of the firm and the
Mill Committee. The former agreed not to
buy any more non-union iron especially
that made at the Solar works. This was
satisfaction to the strikers, and they agreed
to go to work at once. If the strike had
not been settled the men in the Clinton
Mill would have gone out
IT STANDS ALONE.
The Trowel and Otortaj-Journal Is theLatest
The Trowel and Mortar is aaew journal,
which will make its debut in this city early
in September. 'The journal will be the only
one of its kind in the United- States. It
will be published by W. S. Sharon & Co.,
and will be devoted to the interests of
masons, plasterers, etc. It is to be hoped the
new paper will be made to stick and will
never be found out of plumb.
Macbeth Starts To-Dny.
This morning Macbeth & Co. will start
up their three furnaces at their glass plant
on the Southside. A number of other fac
tories which have not yet resumed will
start up this week:
ALDERMAN CULLEN ARRESTED.
Another Alleged Member of the Bander
Gang Bagged Alderman Doughty Still
Mining The Informations.
Another feature was developed in the
Baader detective fraud case yesterday.
Inspector Whitehouse, of East Liberty,
arrested Alderman Cullen, of Allegheny,
for defrauding certain people out ot money.
Information was made before Alderman
J. B. Hyndman, of East Liberty, who held
Cullen in $1,500 bonds for a hearing next
Monday. Inspector Whitehouse stated that
instead of sending Constable LewU Bates,
who is another memberof the defrauding
clique, to the Central station house, he is
detaining him at East Liberty. He ex
pects to turn Bates' knowledge into vain
able use. The Inspector did not say so, but
it could be inferred that if Bates will tell
what he knows the way will be made easy
to bring all the miscreants to justice. The
Inspector was asked for information regard
ing Alderman Doughty's whereabouts. He
stated that no one knows. When asked if
Doughty would be arrested, he said as soon
Doughty returns he will be able to answer
The Dispatch reporter called on Alder
man J. B. Hyndman. and the full text of
the information was shown. It is as follows:
August H 1SS9. D. R. Cullen, John D.
Bander, James Doyle and John Dougherty did
falsely and maliciously conspire and acree to
cheat and defraud certain persons of their
money, and to do other dishonest malicious
and unlawful acts, to the prejudice of certain
persons, citizens ot this Commonwealth, to wit
that they, the said defendants, did falsely and
maliciously conspire and agree to make, or
canse to be made, criminal information against
certain citizens ot this Commonwealth, charg
ing and accusing said citizens with the commis
sion of crime, for the sole object and purpose
of enabling said defendants to extort large
sums of money for the settlement the criminal
defendants, so bronght or made, in pursuance
of which said confederative. conspiracy, com
bination and agreement, so entered with by
said defendants. As aforesaid, many crimlnl
informations were made, and many large sums
of money extorted, by said defendants from the
persons so accused; which laree sums of money
were paid by said persons to said defendants,
and by said defendants obtaining and annro-
priated to their own use; and in consideration
thereof, the said defendants, terminating and
settling the criminal proceedings so instituted.
That among others, Mrs. Coyle, Mrs. Kate
Davles were falsely, maliciously, unlawfully
informed against, and compelled or induced to
pay the defendants sums of money in settle
ment oi tuo saiu criminal case. ,. Kt iy
A REMINDER OF HORSE CARS.
It Took About nn Hoar and a Half to Go to
The Pittsburg Traction Company had a
scarcity of natural gas at the Oakland power
house yesterday morning. The steam
dropped so low that the engines could hard
ly move the cable. The cars between East
Liberty and the Washington street power
house were one hour and 25 minutes mak
ing the trip. By the time Superintendent
Davis had a load of coal at the Oakland
power house the gas was turned on from
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
far Beady Reading.
A landslide occurred between the hours
of 3 and 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, above
Temperanceville. covering the Panhandle
tracks. The slide was discovered before any
trains approacnea. ine cars, nowever, were
delayed several hours.
' Tne Bijou Theater is in perfect order for the
opening to-night The sale of seats has been
large, and it is probable that standing room
wilt be at a premium. The Havcrly-Cleveland
Minstrels are not likely to disappoint anybody.
The sale of seats for the Dockstader Min
strels' engagement at the Grand Opera Honse
next week opens to-day. Manager Wilt has
chosen an attraction tor the opening week that
will doubtless draw good houses.
J. H. Amouy, who mysteriously disappeared
some time ago, has been heard from. George
A. Quimby. of Warren, has written to In
spector McAleese that Amory is at bis parents'
home, Newark, N. J.
Peter Morsbacu was held for court by
Mayor Pearson on a charge of desertion, on
oath of his wife. Morsback left his wife and
three children last May, and he has failed to
support them since.
A small fire occurred in the roof of Oliver
Bros. &. Phillips' mill. In Woods' Run, Alle
gheny, last night about 6 o'clock. There was
no damage. An alarm was sent in from
Constable Patrick Clare charged
Thomas Spewell with selling, liquor on Sun
day. He was arrested and confined in jail in
default of touu nan to await trial next .Fri
day. Maooie Meelakd charged Mike Meeland,
before Alderman Burns, with assault and bat
tery. Maggie claims Mike struck her on the
head with a hammer, inflicting a scalp wound.
Kauvhanns' have taken out a permit to
erect a four-story brick building on Fifth ave
nue, which will be an annex to their present
store. It will cost rS,U00.
A defective flue caused a Are In the frame
house on the corner of Twenty-flf th street and
Wright's alley last night The damage to the
building was slight.
Jonrr Coulick. aged 30 years, died at the
Mercy Hospital yesterday afternoon from in
juries received on the Baltimore and Ohio
Kailroad on Tuesday.
The Humane Society has a 10-year-old
Protestant boy which it desires to give to some
person to adopt. They are trying to get him a
home In the country.
James Doyle has made application to court
for a reduction of the bail demanded in his
case, $6,000, and will be heard by Judge Collier
Because John Flanlgan wanted to fight Offi
cer Wright, of the Southside. yesterday he was
locked up in the Twenty-eighth ward station
Bniox Geisel was fined yesterday $10
and costs, by Alderman Succnp, for speaking
ungentlemanlv to Mrs. Hartman.
Officer Schatbr arrested Mike Sullivan
for fighting at the foot of South Thirteenth
street. He was locked up.
A charge of aggravated assault and bat
tery was made against M. Z. McCarty by
Lizzie SimmOss went to pay a bill on Tues
day at Hoppqr Bros. She has not been seen or
heard of since.
The Lake Erie road will run an excursion to
Niagara Falls from the Beaver Valley on Sat
BEXX&rxsr F. HABRTSQir. aged 26, fell dead
at Moorhtad's mill, Fourteenth ward, jester.
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A DUEL EECALLED.
Judge Terry Fonght YYHh Senator
Brodericlc in California,
AND KILLED HIM BY TREACHERY.
His Tragic Death Is Not Undeserved la
the Light of History.
HOW A PITTSBURG HEIR WAS CHEATED
The sensational shooting of Judge Terry,
who was shot in San Frafccisco yesterday,
revives the story of the Broderick-Terry duel
in whieh a number of Pittsburgers were in
terested. The killing of Jndge Terry was a
live topio or conversation among a number
of well-known residents of the hill, who are
distant relatives of United States Senator
Broderick, and who hare a claim pending
for a share of the Senator's vast fortune.
The claim was put in the hands of a num
ber of attorneys, Tf ho were unable to do any
thing at the time, but the people hope to
receive what they claim rightfully belongs
to them. '
The direct descendants of Senator Brod
erick are William White, a well-known
young notary public ot Diamond street, and
Mrs. James Powers, wile of ex-Councilman
Powers, of the Fifth ward. Both persons
reside on Wylie avenue, and are in pos
session of all the papers relating to the case.
POLITICS "WAS THE CAUSE.
About 1850 Judge Terry challenged and
killed Senator Broderick in a duel. The
former was a Republican, and the latter a
Democrat During the heat of a campaign
while sitting at a breakfast table in a San
Francisco hotel the two men quarreled, and
agreed to settle it with pistols. The pistols
used were provided with hair triggers, but'
Broderick was unaware of this. While
raising his firearm thelatter was discharged,
and the bullet flew wide of the mark. Ter
ry, who had been .notified of the nature of
the pistols, bandied the gun carefully, and
at the first fire fatally wounded his oppo
nent The latter lived for three days, and
in bis dying moments was attended by a
priest, he being a Catholic.
Broderick left a will, in which he be
queathed $30,000 to one Catherine White.
His whole estate was worth over $1,000,000,
bnt by an alleged forged will the whole
property fell into the hands of a Mr.
Wilkes, of New York City, and a Mr.
Glenn, of California. The men were com
panions and associates of Senator Broderick.
Being unmarried he left no children, and
by some means the men got all of the prop
erty, including the bequest of 530,000.
A few years after his death, word reached
Catherine White, wife of Eichard White, of
this city, that the person mentioned in the
bequest had never been found. This was
the first intimation the woman had about
the matter, and naturally made inquiries to
ascertain if she was the person for whom the
money was intended.
WBOTE TO THE PRIEST.
She had a firm of lawyers write to the
parish priest, who had attended Broderick
in his last moments. The clergyman ad
vised her to investigate further and put in a
claim for the money. Her maiden name
was Broderick, and by family records she
found that Broderick's grandfather.was her
granduncle. This she claimed made her a
second cousin to the Senator, and naturally
Broderick would want to leave a share
of his estate to her. She had
Father Hickev, who was . then
rector at St Paul's Cathedra, wnteto the
priest in California, and also communicated
with Broderick's god-mother in Washing
ton. She also found that all of Broderick s
relatives and her people, including herself,
had come from the same place in County
Cork, Ireland. he established a good
claim, bnt the others having the money, she
could not get it. Two alleged nieces of
Broderick's in this city also put in a claim
for a share ol the money, but fared no better.
WILKES HAD TO LEAVE.
At the time of the disposition of the great
estate, the matter was the talk of the coun
try. In New York City, where Wilkes
lived, a scandal was created, and he had to
leave the place.
Mrs. White was one ot the best known
residents of the Fifth ward, and died May
18, 1871. On her deathbed she firmly be
lieved that the money was intended for her,
and some day her children would get it.
The latter have not done much about prose
cuting the matter, but think they will get it
some day by one ot the persons dying and
makingconfession that they were entitled to a
share of the estate. Among the people who
knew of the case there was little regret ex
pressed last night orer Judge Terry's
death, they saying that he had at last re
ceived the just deserts of his treachery.
Mrs. John Broderick, a well-known resi
dent of Seventh avenue, is a niece of Mn.
White and came from the same part of Ire
land that the Senator's people did.
A Cobblestone In the Case.
Joseph Hunker was tried before Alder
man Jones last evening for assault and bat
tery. His prosecutor. John Evens, alleges
that he was struck over the head with a
cobblestone bv the defendant. Hunker was
held in 300 b'ail for court
Threw Stones at n Train.
William Mcar, a colored boy, was ar
rested yesterday near Shadyside for throw
ing stones at a passing train. He was taken
before Alderman Warner, 'who held him
in $500 bail for a hearing on a charge of
A Narrow Escape.
An unknown child narrowly escaped
death at the corner of South Twenty-second
and Carson streets last night The horses
in one of C. C. Hilke's delivery wagons had
already stepped over it, but the wheels did
not touch its body.
For 510, to-day, every customer can secure
a stylish suitof English serge, plain or silk
mixed cassiniere or Scotch cheviot a splen
did suit. Eemember, these bargains for to
day and to-morrow only two special days.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp, the new Court House.
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.
Remember the Excursion to Atlantic City,
Via the B. it O. R. R-. To-Day.
Trains leave at 8 A. M. and 920 P. sr.
Kate, ?10 for the round trip, tickets good
for ten days.
Thet must go girl's calico dresses, 7e
up; jersey vests, 10c; corsets, 25c up; wrap
pers, 50c. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and
Iron City Beer
Is the finest, purest summer beverage in the
market ,It is wholesome, nutritious and
fine-flavored. Brewed only by Erauenheim
& Vilsack. Telephone 1186.
ANGOSTirBAJBlTTEns.the world renowned
South American appetizer, cures dyspepsia,
photographs will always be
to Valley Camp. Fara
round trip ticl
;U60cU. Good till Saturday.
Sasb Curtain silks Reduced to 75 Cents a
Were $1, goo styles and best colorings
curtaia room.. ' Jos. Horke & Co.'s
v Peaa Ateaue Stores.
'WOODS FULL OF 'EM.
Children's Day at -Old Tarentnm Cnmp
meeitnc Some Unlqne Features Interfiling-
Programme Rendered by Young,
Yesterday found the wet woods at Taren
tnm Camp Ground full of boys and girls.
They poured into the ground from every
point of the compass, some in wagons, some
on foot, and some seemed to drop
down out of the trees. It
was Children's Day at the camp
neeting. Cottages were neatly decorated
with flags and bunting. "Welcome,"
worked in letters of evergreen, surmounted
the main gateway. The auditorium was
ornate with moss, pine and festoons. Little
flags seemed to flutter everywhere. A. Y.
Lee, Pittsburg's accomplished artist of
lightning propensities, gave two of his pop
ular chalk talks, one at 11 A. M. and an
other at 1:30 p. m.
In the afternoon a brass band filled the
forest with its melody. The little ones
marched to its patriotic'tunes. A platform
exercise was held, consisting of the follow
Selection by choir; singing by school No.
97; prayer by Bev. High; singing by school
No. 2; address of welcome, Miss Sadio
Griffith; singing by little girls, "Buds of
Promise;" recital, "Going a Fishing," lit
tle Bertie Eosewell; singing, "Gleaners,"
by little girls; violin solo, "The
Little Fisher Maiden," by Elmer John;
recitation by Ben Morrison, "Wanted, a
Minister's Wile;" song by school; read
ing by Miss Mamie Kidney, "Last Hymnr"
drill exercise by children; duet by Messrs.
liodebangh and Harper; recitation by
Lowry Bender. "The Eeason Whv:" nny
"by young men, "Thousand Years;" recita
tion Dy ueorge urant, "tteroes ot To-day."
President B, S. P. McCall was master of
ceremonies, Bev. J. T. Mitchell and Bev.
J. CHigh abiy assisting him. The camp
juechiug ciuses to-uay.
Bee CHAM'S Pills cure bilious and nervous ills
Pears' Soap secures a beautlf nl complexion
Once More In the Curtain Room S Cents a
The printed curtain materials, also at 15
cents, were 12 to 30 cents now is the
time. Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
JDB. HORNE I EC'S
PENN AVENUE STORESL
The August reduction prices make
trade even If a great many people are
out of town those that are home can
sot spend time and money to better ad
vantage than right here in the store.
When you can bny fine double-width
Dress Goods for 23c a yard here it's a
good time to come.
When you can buy fine Imported
Dress Patterns, full quantity, at tS, It's
a good time to come.
The Fine Dress Goods are reduced
summer dress fabrics must go Challls,
Beiges, Mixtures, Plaids, Novelty Jac
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 50c a yard than eve
offered at the price.
The Suit Department Ladies' and
Children's Summer Dress, made up
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 infants and small chit
dren is here.
Housekeepers' Sales In TableLinent
and Towels and in Lace Curtains thsj
customers are increasing as they find
out the prices here.
Closing out prices now in Millinery, tB
Hosiery, Silk Gloves, Muslin Under
wear, Dress Trimmings.
Stocks Complete in all department
with the best goods for your personal
and household wants.
The Wash Goods Department has
Jojt opened some entirely new styles la
fine Satines at 15c, and more of the fine
Ginghams at 25c and 15c a yard.
JDB. HDRNE J CLUB
PENN AVENUE STOREi ' "