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FIRST TO SIGN
THE IN SCALE
Tyler Iron Works of Wash-
" ington Agree to the De
mands of the Men.
A HAMOXIOUS MEETING.
Carnegie, Phipps & Co. Said to
Preparing for a Strike.
It Is Claimed They Have Refused to
Accept Orders for th6 Early Deliv
ery of Iron and Have Canoeled
Large Contracts The Homestead
. Scale Discussed by the Manufactur
ers and Workmen Without a Con
clusion Being Reached The Amal
gamated Association to Meet the
Wire Bod Men and Iron and Steel
Manufacturers To -Day President
Weihe May Reconsider His Resigna
tion. The first firm to sign the new "Westera
scale of prices for 1892-93, which was re
cently adopted by the Amalgamated Asso
ciation, is the Tyler Pipe Tube Company,
of Washington, Pa. This is a clean cut
victory lor the Association, and the members-are
naturally proud of their achieve
ment, predicting that this was only the
lorcrunner of other firms agreeing to the
Negotiations have been in progress some
time between the Association and Mr. Tyler,
but it was only yesterday that she Confer
ence Committee of the Association met a
committee of the men from the works at
the Monongahela House, there being pres
ent io Mr. Tyler and his general manager.
Firt Vice President "V. A. Carney, of the
first district, and Assistant President M. M.
Garland represented the Amalgamated,
wliile there were present from the works
George L. Kiel, Patrick H. Mynahan and
Henrv Kuntz. The conference lasted jnst
one hour and 30 minutes.
Spent IJours Considering the Scalp.
After the preliminary business had been
transacted, the new "Western scale of prices
for lSyJ-93, which was recently adopted by
the Amalgamated Association, was pre
sented tor consideration. This important
paper was carefully analyzed from begin
ning to end by the committee representing
the tube works, and, when Mr. Tyler was
assured that every item contained in the
document was perfectly fair and correct, he
causht up a pen, hastily dipped it into an
ink well and wrote his signature at the bot
tom of one ot the new scales.
Thus, with a few strokes of the pen, Mr.
Tyler not only became the first signer of
the new Amalgamated Association's scale,
but acreed to pay Ihe rates and wages asked
by the Association for their men.
Good News for the Men.
The intelligence that Mr. Tyler had
signed the scale was brought to the dele
gates of the convention on Forbes street by
Assistant President M. M. G 'and, and
tne great pleasure his announcement gave
the men was a sufficient reward in itself for
the labor he had performed.
subsequently speaking of the matter Mr.
Garland taid: "The meeting was one of the
most harmonious that I ever attended.
There were no demands lor reductions nor
did the committee from tne tube works
think the prices as arranged were anything
more than fair. The matter was settled in
less than two hours and in signing the scale
Mr. Tyler gives employment ior another
year to nearly 300 men.
PREPARING FOR A STRIKE.
Carnegie, I'liipp & Co. Said to nave Re
fused to Accept Orders for the Early
Delivery of Iron and Have Canceled
That great preparations are being made
by the Carnegie Steel Company at Home
stead in anticipation of a strike was proven
last evening when it was asserted by several
local iron dealers that Carneeie, Phipps &
Co. had not only refused to lake any
more orders for the early delivery of any
iron and steel, but had also canceled other
large orders which they received previous
to the present trouble from firms in the
East and West
In addition to this it is stated that plat
forms are being built in the skylights of the
various mills of the Carnegie Steel Com
pany at Homestead, and powerful electric
arc lights put into position in diflerent parts
of the yaid surrounding the plant.
General Manager H. a Frick was seen
at his home last night and, when asked if
the Carnegie Steel Company had refused to
accept any more orders, said: I do not care
to be interviewed upon the subject." He
subsequently admitted, hoeer, that
there was considerable truth in the report
AVmle hopes are entertained of a satis
factory understanding, the workmen, as well
as the n.anufacturers, continue active prep
arations in case a mutual disagreement
should result The workmen are more
secret in their movements, but the report
that they are saung money and taking
other steps to protect their famine's .in case
of trouble has been confirmed.
IHE HOMESTEAD SCALE
A Fotilc Conference Between the Men and
At no time in the history of the Amalga
mated Association did the members oi this
organization await a decision with more
auxiety than they evinced yesterday. The
point at issue was the Homestead scale, of
which there exists two versions one pre
sented by the manufacturers and the other
bv the Amalgamated Association. To
learn just exactly how each one viewed the
situation and whether one or the other was
willing to make any concessions, a confer
ence was called to take place yesterdav
morning at 10 o'clock in the citv office o'f
Carnegie, Phipps A., Co. The la'te ot 5,000
steel workers was in the hands of the men
lorming the conference. Six delegates from
the Amalgamated Association were present
to uphold the interests of the workmen,
while the leading officials of the Carnegie
Steel Company represented the manu
facturers. The workmen's committee went into the
meeting with an almost unanimous protest
from the Homestead employes against the
acceptance of Manager Potter's scale. The
conference lasted from 10 o'clock until 2
without an agreement being reached, and a
recess was taken for lunch. When the
committees reassembled the members re
mained in session until 4, when they finally
adjourned without accomplishing anything.
. During the meeting botn committees made
concessions. The manufacturers, who had
placed the minimum figures for steel billets
at 522, were willing to add, $1 more, while J
THE LONG NIGHT BEFORE.
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How are they coming ?
the Amalgamated Association, whose price
is quoted at $25, were willing to come down
to $24. There is no doubt but that a settle
ment could have been effected upon this
point, but the main question at issue and
the one most hotly contested was the time
set for the expiration of the scale. For
sei eral years past the scale has expired on
the night ot June 30, and the Amalga
mated Association will not change the date,
while the manufacturers demand that the
scale expire on January 1.
While the meeting- was still in progress
the Amalgamated committee requested the
manufacturers to withdraw temporarily
while the committee discussed some unex
pected point that had been introduced.
TO MEET THE WIRE MEN.
Little Difficulty Expected by the Amalga
mated in Settling the Scale fnr the Com
Inc Tear The Iron and Steel Manu
facturers Are Also to lie Seen.
At 10 o'clock this morning the confer
ence committee of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation will meet the wire rod manufactur
ers in the Ferguson block. It is expected
that there will be no great difficulty in ar
ranging the scale. .
In the afternoon at 2 o'clock the same
committee will again meet the Pittsburg iron
and steel manufacturers. Hopes are also
entertained that the differences existing be
tween these two bodies will be amicably
settled and the scale signed for at least an
The convention of. the Amalgamated As
sociation, alter meeting yesterday morning
in the hall on Forbes street, almost imme
diately adjourned for the purpose of allow
ing the several committees to attend to
their woik. At 2 o'clock the dele
gates again filed into the hall.
The afternoon session was taken np
with preliminary matters, the only
new business being the report of the Com
mittee on Constitution. This body has
been at work ever since the first meeting ol
Before the close of the convention of the
Amalgamated Association the officers
for the ensuine vear are to be
has been banded in, but it is probable that
he will be asked to reconsider his action
and serve for another year at least There
has been a strong pressure brought to bear
upon him during the past week, and a
petition requesting Mr. Weihe to continue
at the bead of the organization for another
term or two is now being circulated. It is
expected that every delegate will sign the
appeal. While the big President has re
frained from making any further state
ment, the opinion is that he will reconsider
bis previous action.
The Master Ilorseshoers' Tonr.
The master horseshoers have made prepa
rations for a five days' jaunt to Cleveland,
and will leave-Pittsburg on July 23. .The
Committee of Arrangements consists of
Thomas J. McCosker, J. J. Vetter, Henry
Baker. EmmetteSimpson, Clem Gill, Clif
ford Grounds and Thomas Taylor, from
whom tickets for the exenrsion can be
Wages of Iron 'Workers
Considerable space is devoted by the
American Manufacturer to the wages, past and
present, ot the iron workers. It states that
for some years past, although the selling
price of iron has decreased, there has been
no reduction hi the waires of the workmpn
no matter how great the fall in the price of
BIDDLES, IHE BASE BREAKERS.
The English Bobbers Want a Pittsburg
Manager to Produce Their Play.
George ami Austin Biddle, the men who
nearly a score of years ago attained world
wide fame by robbing the Bank of England
of $1,000,000, are in America. They have ap
proached aPittsburg theatrical manager to
go out with them next season and produce
a plav written by George Biddle. It is
called "Forging His Own Chains," and is to
be a realistic reproduction of the lives of,
these two famous criminals.
The gentleman to whom they made the
proposition is Edward McDowell, who last
season was Lillian Kennedy's manager.
George Biddle called on him in Chicago a
short time ago. He exhibited George Bid
die's card, which gave his place of resi
dence as Hartlord, Conn. Mr. McDowell
said they seemed to have plenty of money
and were "then on their way to the coast
George Biddle was released some years ago,
but Austin Biddle's time did not expire
until last winter. Mr. McDowell savs they
are both bright, well educated men, and ex
pect that their names as the men who
robbed the Bank of England w ill carry the
A CLEAN CAMPAIGN.
The Conflict to Be Devoid or Mud Hinging
and -carllau Talk.
State Treasurer John W. Morrison left on
the fast mail last night for Harrisburg after
spending a few days in the city on business,
and predicted the coming campaign w ould
be clean-cut,devoid of mud slinging and un
questionably would result in Republican
"The lives of the leaders are so well
known to the American people," he con
tinued, "and their petty foibles and trans
gressions of a personal nature have been so
long drawn out and talked and written of so
much, that there is little, if anyfhing left to
sav. President Harrison's term in the
"W hite Honse has been accompanied with
such astute and diplomatic actions that peo
ple are heartily in accord with him, and
will undoubtedly give him a telling support
at the next election."
Preparing to March for Graver.
Tha Thirtieth Ward Cleveland and Ste-
venson Marching Club was organized last
night in Alderman King's office, Carson
street The club will adopt uniforms and
will take part in all Democratic demon'
trationa during the campaign. The officers I
w je ajs .r- afSKs aey
awful hot, and I can't
are: President, Timothy O'Brien; Secre
tary, A. J. McMullen; Treasurer, D. Scott
A NEW STATION AT T0ESEN3.
The People or Dallas Threatened With
The people of Dallas station, on the Penn
sylvania Railroad, were up in arms yester
day over a report that the company had de
cided to do away with their station and
combine it with Torrens in a new station to
be built at the point where Fifth avenue
goes under the railroad. They are feeling
very indignant at the railroad company any
how, and the report was the straw that
broke the camel's back. The company has
steadily slighted them in the arrangement
of the schedule until now there are not
nearly as many trains as there were 18
months ago, and this in spite of the fact
that the section has almost doubled in popu
lation. Besides, the trains are not arranged
conveniently. AH winter theater parties
had to take a train an hour earlier than
necessary or else arrive at the places of
amusement late. The young people who
attended High School had to take a train
much earlier than necessary, as a former
train which brought them to the city in
good time was discontinued. ,
At the company's offices it was stated
that it had not been finally decided to do
away with Dallas station, although that
move was under consideration. A new sta
tion is to be built at Torrens, but the Dallas
matter is still open. The people feel that
the rapid growth ot population justifies the
expectation of a new station, rather than its
discontinuance. New residences are going
up all through the territory tributa ry to the
Pennsylvania railroad at .Dallas, and the
claim is made that the population will be
doubled in another year, especially since
Hamilton avenue is to be improved next
FBESENTED WITH 80TTVEKISS.
A Pleasant Evening ot Music and Song at
Post 3 Ball.
Post 3, GvA.R., last evening gave a
pretty entertainment at its hall, 78 Fourth
NTpnnn anrl nfcpntrl tlio momKava nP
f the "DrummerorSpy of Shiloh"
niiu uauusuiue buuvenirs. jLue nan
tastefully decorated, and programme of
unusual excellence was given. Its prettiest
feature was Miss Alice Kober, who gave
two songs "Mary Green" and "Little Bed
Umbrella." She .gave several skirt dances
that completely captivated the audience.
Her motion was poetry itself. Miss Luln
Belle Orcutt also contributed several bril
liant solos. Miss Carrie Terront had several
Comrade D. Aahworth made the presenta
tion speeches in giving the souvenirs, each
of which was marked as being from Post 3.
They were as follows: Lulu B. Orcutt,
silver inkstand; Alice Kober, gold chain
and charm; Miss D. Boesser, gold pin;
Misses Cardell, Morgan, McClaren, Pryor,
Kleinhouse, M. Brown, Hickey, Pratt,
Ochsenhart, McDonald, Baumback, gold
rings; Miss Dormeniete and Miss Emma
Atkinson, opera glasses. A handsome gold
ring was given to each of the gentlemen.
WAIL OF THE WOUNDED.
Accidents Reported Testerday In the Two
Cities and Vicinity.
The big mills of Pittsburg yesterday were
the scene of one death and maimed a
number of people. The railroads also had
a victim. This is the list:
Leslie John Blair Leslie was almost In
stantly killed by a heavy piece of Iron tall
ins on his head in Anderson, De Puy A Ca's
works, Chartiers, yesterday morning. Leslie
was 19 years old, and lived at 13 Woods Bun.
Bucher Charles Bucher attempted to
jump from a moving coal train near Walker's
Mills yesterday morning. He fell under the
wheels and had one arm cut off.
KoTHKHsrcKB John 'Bothensfuer yester
day had his leg broken by a billet of steel
tailing on him at Oliver's Tenth street mill.
Grimes Charles Grimes, aged 9 years, was
"bitten on the right leg by a ferocious dog In
front of his home on Clark street vesterday
afternoon. The dog was shot by Officer Lud
wig. Coklet George Conley, a puddler nt the
Keystone Iron Mill, had his face badly burnt
3 esceroay uy a uasu oi not iron irom a nail
of iuuck iron
he was takinir to the saueez-
-was taken to his home on Bates
AFGHANISTAN'S BLOODY WAS.
Nearly 1,500 Men Are Slaughtered In Bat
tles W 1th the Rebels.
Simla, June 23. Advices received here
from Afghanistan show that the rebellion
among the Urgahaghan Hasaras against the
Ameer is assuming formidable proportions.
Of the 5.000 regular troops and the 5,000
irregulars sent against the rebels, 250 of the
regulars and 1,200 of the irregulars have
been killed in the various engagements
that have been fought The Ameer's
soldiers have become dispirited and many
of them are deserting.
THAT NEW YORK CLAIMANT.
A Portion of Father Molllnger's Estate
Claimed by a Gotham Paper Hanger.
The New York claimant to Father Mol
linger's estate has turned out to be a poor
paper hanger named John De Vree Hoff
man, living at No. 609 East One Hundred
and Forty-third street His counsel is ex
Judge J. C. J. Langbain, an eminent
Gotham jurist Hoffman claims to be the
son of the dead priest's father's sister, and
therefore entitled to portion of the estate
as a blood relative.
AFRAID HE IS CRAZY.
An Ex-Police Officer Chanced With Surety
of the Peace by Bis Wife.
Mrs. Eliza McDowell, of No. 6377 Penn
avenue, made an information before Alder
man Means last night charging her hus
band, Bobert J. McDowell, an ex-police of
ficer, with surety of the peace. Mrs. Mc
Dowell alleges her husband became de
mented yesterday and chased the family out
ot the house with a hatohet in his fund. He
also threatened to shoot Mrs, MoDowell
stand it mnch longer.
CHICAGO AS SHE IS.
A Graphic Description of One of the
. Windy City's June Days. t
WEATHER THAT CODLD BEAT NOAH
The Guilder of the Ark Would Have Been
Knocked Out if He Had
ATTEMPTED HIS WOBKIH THE BIG CITI
rFPEClAL TELKORAK TO THE DISPATCIT.l
Chicago, June 23. As a Southern dele
gate walked out ot the cold-storage Wig
wam, this afternoon, into the inky black
ness of Michigan avenue, he said to a big
policeman: "For Gawd's sake, tell me, are
we in Chicago or in Hades?"
His uncertainty is not surprising, for dur
ing the past week Chicago har been an un
canny, nnearthly, rain-deluged, cloud-darkened,
dirty, sodden, slimy, sickly, frightful con
glomeration of massive buildings and ex
cited, woe-begone, hopeless citizens.
Banks ot dense fog cork up every smoky
grimed street with their helpless, smoky
grimed inhabitants. From morning until
night, no less than three times daily, abso
lute deluges fall upon the panic-stricken
people, bolts of supernaturally vivid light
ning zigzag through the sky, demolish
monument', World's Fair buildings and
21-story business blocks, human beings and
animals, without regard to time, place or
This is in no sense exaggeration or at
tempted humor. It is solid fact, although
the haples3 citizens knocked down by the
lightning bolts are far beyond the con
dition of being able to prove it
Plttsburgers Can't Understand I.
No Pittsburger can at all conceive what
The Dispatch here attempts to portray.
Injustice it is to be hoped that no otherkind
of man can conceive it The Chicago peo
ple themselves say that even they, living in
this womb of the elements, never conceived
of such disturbances as now whack down
upon them every few hours. It rained
here solidly 27 days in Mar. It has rained
even more steadily all of June. Noah
never could have built his arfc if he had
lived here, for his workmen would have
been washed away in the attempt
But Noali was not in it anyway, for there
is no record that he grew athletic like these
Chicago people in dodging thunderbolts.
They are so practiced that they think noth
ing now of slipping between the jagged
bolts that rain upon them, and even the
lady visitors to the convention are getting
so case-hardened against the most violent
disturbances of nature that the lily-like
daughter of one of the chiefs ot Democracy
told The Dispatch vesterday that she
used to be so afraid of lightning that she
had spent a fraction of her life between
feather mattresses, but now she cared no
more for the forked missiles of Vulcan than
if they were so many peanuts.
All Days Alike This Week.
Every day that the convention has been
in session this awful state of things has con
tinued. Two days before the great gather
ing of Democrats assembled here one of
these unheard-of and infernal upheavals of
nature lifted the roof from the vast ware
house aud carried it into the lake, where it
was taken up Dy a wninwind and disap
peared forever. The substitute provided
served to shut out the sky from the eyes of
delegates, but as a protection from the
crazy elements it was an unmitigated and
Morning, noon and night during the days
that the convention was assembled the
thunders roared above and drowned the
voices of the Cleveland mob, the lightning
played about the heads of the presiding offi
cers and the delegates, and the rain came
down upon them as though they were sitting
in the open air. But so used had these peo
ple become to a state of things unheard of
before that they sat in their seats with tha
calmness of despair, wondering what would
happen next, and firm- in the conviction
that there could be nothing' worse in store
The climax of this horrible carnival was
reached to-day while the convention was in
session choosing a tail to the Cleveland
ticket. While the Hon. John Evergreen
Lamb, of Indiana, was for the thousandth
time nailing the banner to the mast, dark
ness suddenly came upon the vast assem
blage. A Symphony of Sickly Green.
The faces of the 20,000 spectators in the
great hall became merged into one sym
phony of sicklv, jaundiced green. Boars
of thunder that almost froze one's blood
bombarded the sky and shook the buildings
down to the wobbling blanket of clay on
which all Chicago buildings are founded.
The noise of this battle in the clouds was
so overpowering and so nughty that the
roaring, applauding, shouting multitude be
neath thejleaking roof would have been but
childish 'prattle compared with it But that
the multitude had been baptized three times
daily in this frightful carnage, it would
have been awe-stricken in the crush of its
own wild stampede for safety. As it was,
its carelessness aud its experience of the
past week taught it to know that this awful
roarand rumoie.oazzie and din were but the
childish prattle of the natural light artillery
of the air, the only part of the surrounding
earth that is not incorporated in Chicago.
But if the thunder was appalling the
lightning was magnificent Through the
few open doors of the cold storage box in
which the thousands of sweating Democrats
had been confined, in ihe blackness ot storm
and over their heads could be had an occa
sional glimpse of the horizon. First it was
green; in a moment it became black, and
then, quicker than the eye could follow it,
it was lighted up by sheets of flame, and
the electric bolts came with such startling
swiftness that danger was gone before it
All Glad They Were Alive.
Each flash tore its way along the rafters
of the building, to disappear again through
the chinks of the sieve-like roof, and was
followed by a crash of rock-ribbed thunder
undreamed of in the wildest imagination
and unheard of before in the remotest cor
ner ot the entire wprldi The unhappy peo
ple beneath ihi Sorcalled roof that stood
between them and the hades above consid
ered themseTveSifdrttmate that the thunder
did not freeze 1md awe their hearts into
stone and the lightning did not strike them
dead where they .sat They escaped ob
livion, it is true, only to find themselves
floating and struggling in the vortex of a
Scripture says that Noah was furnished
with an ark in which to escape from the
floods that fell upon the wicked world, but
the lightning-stiffened, storm-petrified spec
tators in this noating cyciorama had no es
cape. There never was such rain as this in
all the world. It was as if the once clear
waters of the vast inland sea that washed
the borders of the great city were lifted up
by an unseen power and dropped in one
vast mass upon the heads of the unfortu
nate people. But there they sat, statue
like in their immovability, shielding them
selves from baptism of fire, cloud and
water as if they were receiving only that
which they deserved, and which they ex
pect when visiting the roaring hades of the
Worse Horrors Tet to Come.
But there were worse horrors yet to come.
When, lor one brief moment, the torrents
seemed to be checked by the thousands of
umbrellas, which, like black toad-stools
fretted the arena, there swept into the hall
what seemed a supernatural incense" of
yellovr choking vapor. It was nothing but
the sulphur-laden lightning-saturated
atmosphere of Chicago which the inhabi
tants daily breathe, from, which they derive
their power to hustle through existence.
Those who escaped from the building saw
a phantasmal scene without The huge
towering stacks of office buildings were
hazy and vague. The wearing railway trains
upon the lake front were spectral The
clouds that fed the storm now restd on the
pavements. The air, the waters, the skies,
were all one color, and that an indescribable
yellowish green. The clouds and the lake
were one blended sheet of impenetrable
gloom. The steamboats tied to theii piers
remained immovable. They could not be
seen, but through the thiok green gloom
came the shrieks of thousands of foghorns,
helplessly appealing to the flotilla not to
mo ve"for fear of havoc.
In the neighborhood of these panic
stricken travelers oi the deep could be heard
the long trains of cars blindly groping their
way out into the, remote suburbs of the
prairies, freighted down with human beings
going they knew not where and they cared
npt where. Through the strychnine-colored
air occasionally women were seen rushing
with fright, so dazed that their natural in
stinct left them, and they cared not for the
jinseemly disorder of their drapery by
which they sought to escape being 'swept
away in the rain.
Disastrous Crash of Two CaDs.
Up and down the broad space that in
ordinary times and under natural circum
stances is called a street, fled the panic
stricken cab drivers, bent and huddled on
their seats, shivering before the pitiless
blasts of liquid and ot lightning. In front
of the Leland House two of these rushing
caos came together as bullets are some
times said to do over a battlefield, and both
turnedupside down in a wreck.
All idea of direction and distance was
lost The gutters were obliterated, and
what was once known as roadways were
rushing torrents of mud, water and filth,'
trackless and unending. Down this Btink
ing stream floated the debris of a wrecked
city and a panic-stricken multitude. Chil
dren lost their nlbthers, men were torn
from their companions, every hallway was
choked with frightened people. Umbrellas
turned inside out before the gale, scurried
along in the flood. Dogs, cats and rats ter
rified into helplessness, mingled their dying
hours with the noise of the rushing blast.
Only one man or object in all Chicago re
mained impassive and continued to hustle.
He was a convention ticket peddler, and
said to the demented people who fled past
him: "What is the matter with every
body? This is nothing but an ordinary
Chicago squall. Stop and let me sell my
last ticket The convention it. still in ses
sion, and we have reduced the price from
$15 to 50 cents. For God's sake take it "
He was perfectly right 'Though this
plain, calm record of to-day's storm
will read. to those who were not hefe like
an account of something gruesome and ab
normal, such is not the fact. It was but
the recurrence of a tri-daily episode it is
the history of a June day in Chicago.
THEY CAMPED IN THE ALLEY.
vIcted.Tenants Ont l'enn Avenue Living In
A curious scene has been witnessed by
the residents of Mulberry alley, between
Thirty-first and Thirty-second streets, for
the past two days. It was a family consist
ing of an aged father and mother and three
grovn-up daughters camping in the center
of the alley with no protection from rain or
storm and nothing to eat save what was
given to them. The name of the man is
David Williams. He formerly worked in
the Black Diamond Steel Works, but ot
late has been doing nothing, his age telling
Suit was brought against him before
Alderman Warner for nun-payment of rent,
and Monday evening Constable Kramer
from Alderman Warner's office placed his
things in the street. The old man did not
seem to have energy enough to do any
thing for himself and remained where he
had been placed.
Yesterday forenoon Officer Brady Thomp
son notified him that if he did not get out
be would be arrested as a vagrant This
seemed to arouse him irom his lethargy and
last evening a one-horse wagon removed all
his goods to a deserted house on Jones ave
nue, where he will take up his abode. The
Department of Charities will be notified of
HABRIS0N A SUEE WINNEB.
Governor Murphy, of Arizona, Talks of Re
Governor N. O. Murphy, of Arizona
Territory, who electrified the Minneapolis
Convention with a stirring Harrisonian
speech, passed through on the limited last
night en route from an Eastern trip to his
home in Fhamix, Ariz. He declared, with
enthusiasm, that the President would be
re-elected, and would have little or no
trouble in defeating the Democratic nom
inee. "President Harrison has the good will of
the people at large," he continued, "and
cannot fail to be elected. Atizona has no
electoral vote, but I am. speaking of the
country at large, and cannot see where the
Earty is liable to fail. The factional fight
etween Cleveland and Tammany insures
New York to us, and, &i everyone knows,
that means half the battle. Whitelaw
Beid is very strong, and what the Presi
dent fails to win, if such a thing is possi
ble, that eminent journalist and clever
diplomat will draw into line. I am san
guine of success, and am pelfectly free in
PBEDICIS DEM0CEATIC DEFEAT.
Tames F. Wltherew Alludestothe Superior
Political Atnbutes or Republicanism.
"Cleveland's nomination means Republi
can success," said James P. "Witherow at
the Monongahela House, just after return
ing from Cincinnati. "The Republican
party has every advantage over the other
party. They have the brains, the machinery,
the money and the people, and if they are
unable to succeed with all of these attri
butes it is high time a change of some
kind should be made. There is little doubt
in my mind but what Harrison and Beed
can carry New York, thauks to the superior
organization of the party over the Demo
crats, and with New York in line the other
States will quickly fall in line and the Re
publican party will again administer the
affairs ot the nation. Cleveland may be
strong in some parts, but he has not the
advantage of having the great political
leaders at his back, as President Harrison
Another Heath Cnuiedby Heat.
Michael Fritz, 42 years old, who resides
at Bankin station and who is employed at
the Braddocks' Wire Works, died yi-sterdny
afternoon from the effects of the heat Fritz
was overcome by the heat while at work,
and although evervthing possible was done
for him he expired a few hours later. On
hearing the particulars, Coroner McDoneil
deemed an inquest unnecessary. .
A Fancr 1'rioe for n Saloon.
Samuel Bing's New Economy Cip, on
Sixth street, is closed while a tr.inslcr ot
license is being made. Mr. B;ng co'iid not
be seen last night, but it was stated (he
place was being sold to Mr. Biggert for
$15,000. Mr. Biggert formerly had a saloon
at Fourth avenue and Ferry street
8:50 P. M.
Is the latest moment at which small
advertisements will be received at ttia
ALLE6HENY BRANCH OFFICE
For Insertion in ths
On week days tha office will remain
open until V r. m. as usual.
ADDED TO THE LIST.
Professor C. B, Wood, Principal
the Pittsburg High School,
SURPRISED BY A QUEER FORGERY
He Officially Notifies the Central Eoard of
JUGGLING IViril NAME? OP GRADUATES
Prof. C B. Wood, Principal of the Pitts
burg High School, notified Secretary Reis
far, of the Central Board of Education, last
night that his (Wood's) name had been
forged to a communication to The Pitts
Last Wednesday an envelope having a
special delivery stamp was received at
this office. It contained a printed pro
gramme of the class day exercises of
the class of '92 of the Central High School.
On the back of the programme we're the
names of the class. Below the list of
printed names was this indorsement, writ
ten in black ink in a firm, business-like
Below Is a complete list of the graduating
class or the Pittsburjr Central High School
for publication. Commencement at Opera
House, June 3. Accept no other than this
list. Prof. C. B. Wood,
Principal of High School.
The list of names were published in yes
terday's Dispatch. When Prof. Wood
read the names of his successful pupils he
announced that it was incorrect, and that
his signature to the indorsement was a
little Lists That Don't Agree.
The official and the false lists are ap
pended. A careful reading will reveal the
differences in the two lists.
Official list: Bobert Dickev Alrich. Lilian
Virginia Alter, Katharine Orr Anshutz,
Lulu Grace Askiu, Olive Beach, U'illlam
Loan Benitz, Bessie Rosina Bown,
Charles Elmer Bown, Nona Mar
guerite Chessrown, Mary Emma Coffin,
Mary Emma Colvln, Pier Dannals, Austin
Cleis Frank, Inez May Griffith, Hermann
Ludwhf Grote, James Wallace Hamilton,
Elizabeth May Hutchison, Stella Katberlne
Johnson, William Castellar HcClure, Alice
Kezia Neiley, Stanley Chester Reese, Har
riet Baldridge Rtggst Cora Scblnneller,
Emma Louisa Shrimplln, Bhoda Scars Sill,
John Hays Smith, Emma Hayes Walker,
Benjamin Charles Welnhaus, Alfred William
The manipulated list Bobert D. Alrich,
Lilian V. Alter, Katharine O. Anshutz, Lulu
G. Askin, Olive A. Beach, William E. Benitz,
Bessie B. Bown, Charles E. Bown, Elizabeth
U. Brown. Nona M. Cliessrnwn. Marv E.
Coffin, Alary E. Colvln, Pier Dannals, Carrie
I. Dolan, Austin C. Frank, Inez JL
Griffith, Herman L. Grote, James
W. Hamilton, Elizabeth M. Hutch
ison, Stella K. Johnson; William C. McCluic,
Alice K. Negiey, Clifford B. Parker: Stanley
C Beese, Harriet B. Biggs, CoraSchlnneller,
Emma L. Schrimplin; KhoUn S. Sill, J. Hays
Smith, Euiina H. Walker, Bertha Wallace,
Benjamin C. Welnhaus, Alfred W. Young.
According to Prof. Wood and the assist
ant masters of the school, the object of
this rather daring forgery was the desire on
the part of some person or persons to assist
the lew members of the class of '92 who
failed to pass the final examinations, and as
a natural sequence received no diplomas at
the graduating exercises that night.
Miss Dolan Is Naturally Indignant
It seems that there were three members
of the class who failed to pass their exami
nations. Miss Carrie L Dolan, Elizabeth U.
Brown and Clifford B. Parker.
xesteruay atternoon a DISPATCH re
porter called at Miss Dolan's home, No. 95
Center avenue, and showed her
the forged indorsement Miss Dolan
could not identify the handwriting.
She said: "There is certainly a
mvstery. I can't imagine who the author
of this note, can be. I hardly think that
any friend of the class would be guilty of
such a trick, as it reflects on the entire
class. As for myself, I failed in my exami
nations and will hae to spend another year
at the school. I got along nicely with all
my papers, but unfortunately slipped up on
my Latin paper, and my genero.1 average
was exactly two-tenths ofl percent below
the required percentage."
The other two students whose names were,
inserted in the manipulated list could not
be seen last night, but friends stated that
they were as indignant as Miss Dolan at the
liberty taken with their names.
Prof! Wood will spend his vacation
abroad, and he expects to sail on Saturday.
He is, however, determined to investigate
the case, and promises to make it interest
ing ior the author of the forgery.
MILLIONS FOR A BEAUTY.
A Chit of 10 Claims a Colossal Brquest
From a Deceased Trover of CO Spending
Money Lavishly Which She Obtained
Worcester, Mass., June 23. QpeciaL
A strange story is told of a transfer of
$7,000,000 worth of property to his intended
16-year-old wife by an aged lover of 60
years. The story is told by the young lady
herself, and she furnishes proof in the shape
of cash which she says she has already re-
cieved as the first installment
The young lady's name is Gertrude Bliss.
She says that William Hertwell, to whom
she was engaged, was an Englishman and a
gentleman of leisure. Miss Bliss first met
Mr. Hertwell in New York while he was
traveling for pleasure. She was stopping
in New York with a friend at the
time, but will give no circumstances
of the meeting. She claims to have
known him ior several months.
Later he went to New Haven and lived
there for several weeks, but she never saw
him after the meeting in New York. He
never called on herin Warren or Worcester,
and left for Europe shortly alter his visit to
New Haven, returning from Lotfuon a short
time ago and going to New Haven.
He has a house in London. Mr. Hertwell
had told her that she was to be his heir, and
that he had $7,000,000. She says she is to
receive $1,000 a year (and has already drawn
$5,000). After Mr. Hertwell died His body
was taken to England for interment He
was about 60 years old, and died in a hotel
at New 'Haven.
Miss Bliss says a messenger came here to
notify lier of Hertwell's death. Both she
and her mother stick to the story
of the bequest or $7,000,000. Persons
ihingin the neighborhood say that Miss
Blics ca-rius about large sums ot money,
and a liver) man has been asked regarding
the stabling ot a pair of horses which she
"ay- 1ip intends to buy.
Miss Bliss"'father, who has been dead 11
yenr. used to work at the Knowles steam
pump works in Warren. Miss Bliss is a
granddaughter of the late Sulii
aa Conee, who was agent for many
jears at the Boston and Albany sta
tion in Warren. It is whispered
that the few thousands which the recent
sale ot some property brought is the
money which she is now using. She was
only a child and very &elf-aserlive. She
says she will not go to school any more.
Slie has left the' Warren High School and
will enjoy her property.
PIEECED FOB HONOR'S SAKE.
Fiery Frenchmen Fight a Sanguinary Dnel
, , . With Swords.
Paris, June 23. A duel was fought to
day between the Marquis De Mares and
Captain Mayer, in which the latter was
seriously wounded. ,
The Huelgrew outof the anti-Semite cam
paip.i that has been carried on in the Libre
Parole, the ' Anarchist paper, of which Ed
ward .Drumont is the editor. The weapons
used in the due were swords.
Captain Mayer died this evening from the
wounds he received in the duel with the
i Marquis De Mores.
Tha Famine In Two of the MexUan States
Still a Grim Reality Victims Groveling
in Manure to FIek Out and Eat the
Grains of Corn Relief From the United
Ddkanoo, Mex., June 23. Special
Recent reports from the City oi Mexico
stating that the drought in the northern
part of the Bepnblic had been broken by
bountiful rains, is Incorrect, so iar as the
States of Durango and Coahuila are con
cerned. With the exception of one light
shower about two months ago, there has
been absolutely no rain here for the past
four and a half years.
The farmers have given up all hopes oi
raising a crop this season, and thousands of
acres of rich land, npon which splendid
crops of corn and cotton were formerly
raised, are now, barren of all vegetation,
and the whole States of Durango and Coa
huila, except two or three small oases, are a
The general Government has begun to
'realize the extreme gravity of the situation,
and lias removed all duties from corn and
beans, enabling the poor classes who have
any money to purchase food supplies at
comparatively low prices.
Even the Maguey Plant Is Blasted.
There are several thousand destitute
farmers and laborers throughout this State,
however, who are not within the reach of
this proffered aid, and their suffering is in
tense. Even the hardy maguey plant,
which usually thrives in time of drought, is
beginning to feel the effect ot the intense
summer heat and total lack of moisture, and
is being literally burnt up. In the remote
districts the people hare for the past years
been living on the juice of this plant, a cool
and strengthening drink.
There are 2,000 men and several hundred
teams empldyed in the construction of the
Mexican International Railroad to this city
from Torreon; Following the construction
camps are no less than '5,000 half-starved
Mexicans, who make pitiful and constant
appeal to the laborers for something to eat
.Each night the horses and mnles are
corraled, and when the animals are
taken out in the morning their
places are immediately filled bv a hungry,
wild and fighting horde of half-clad men,
women and children, who grovel in the
manure and eat the grains ofcorn they find
in the filth and oflaL Whenever one
animal dies, or is accidentally killed, as is
often the case, they fall upon its body like
vultures and eat the meat raw.
Destitution and Measures to Relieve It.
These pictures of suffering are not over
drawn, but on the contrary, there are daily
sights too disgusting to be published. In
the city of Le Bedo, which was a few years
ago the great industrial and manufacturing
center of the State of Coahuila, being
located in the midst of what was
once the most productive cotton
raising country in the world,
there is untold suffering among the people.
The city government has taken the matter
in hand, and large funds have been sub
scribed by the wealthier citizens, which are
to be expended in the establishing of free
lunch rooms for the poorer classes.
About 800,000 bushels ot corn have been
shipped to Torreon and this city bv the
State Government from the United States
during the past six months. This corn is
sold at cost price to the needy, and has
lessened the suffering to a great extent It
is estimated that 1,000,000 more bushels will
be required to keep the people until next
season, provided a crop is then secured.
The Governor of Toluco has contracted for
the importation of 160, OQO bushels of corn
from the United States to relieve the suffer
ings caused by the corn crop failure in that
section and the consequent increase in
price. Cases of death from starvation are
reported here daily.
SLEW HIS BENEFACTRESS.
A Catholic Hospital Sister Receives a
Mortal Stab From an "Italian Fatlent
She Is Young, Beautiful and Good The
Murderer's Strange Explanation.
Beading, June 23. Special St. Jos
eph's Hospital, a Catholic institution of
prominence in this city, was the scene of a
horrible murder this afternoon. At about
5 o'clock the inmates and attaches of the
hospital on the ground floor were startled
by a shrill scream of "murder." Looking
toward the 'kitchen they saw an Italian
stabbing a black-robed sister who had just
descended from one of the upper wards. He
had stabbed her three times, when the peo
ple rushed in, overpowered him and held
him prisoner until the police came.
The wounded, bleeding sister was carried
to her room. She was Sister Hildeberta, a
beautiful young girl of 20, with dark eyes
and hair. She has been in St Joseph's
Hospital but a short time. The assassin
was an Italian named Pedro Buecherri, who
has lived in Beading some time, following
the occupation of shoemaker. Four months
ago he sustained severe injuries in a fire
and was admitted to the hospital.
For the past four weeks Sister Hilde
berta was in his ward. Night and day sho
waited on the Italian with kindness. This
afternoon she passevd through the ward, as
was her custom, and served each of the
patients with a glass ot milk. The Italian
was served with the rest and behaved as
well as usual. Sister Hildeberta then left
the ward and went down toward the
kitchen. The Italian followed, but no one
in the ward had the slightest suspicion of
his object. '
He had borrowed a large pocket knife
during the afternoon from Scott, the animal
keeper, who was torn by a tiger in one of
the cages of the Forepaugh show when it
paraded here some weeks ago. When asked
why he had attacked the Sister, he replied
to the Police. Sergeant: "Mexican girl no
like Italian." The doctor in charge of the
sister to-night says she cannot live.
PEINCE BISMARCK CONGRATULATED.
Students Greet Him at the Station, and the
Czar Sends His Compliments.
VlESNA, June 23. Prince Bismarck and
party left this city to-day. The Prince was
in excellent health. The party was accom
panied by the Hoyos family. No speeches
were made at the station, but there were re
peated shouts of "hoch! hoch!" and "auf
wiedersehen!" At the station at St Poelten
a deputation of students presented Prince
Bismarck with a bouquet. The Prince
thanked the students from the carriage,
adding that he himself was .once a happy
student This was received with loud cheer
ing, and as the train departed the Prince
shouted. "I'll return soonl"
The Neve Freie Presse, of this city, states!
that the Czar has telegraphed to Uount von
SchoualofF, the" Russian Ambassador at Ber
lin, who was one ot the guests at Count
Herbert Bismarck's wedding, to tender His
Majesty's congratulations to ' Prince Bis
marck and Count Herbert upon the latter's
FIRST OF THE FL0PPERS.
A Prominent Michigan Democrat Dons a
' Harrison B.Ic and Talks Boldly.
Grand Eapids, Mich., June' 23.
Speaal. J. W. Rosenthal, member of the
Democratic Congressional Committee, chief
adviser of Governor Winans in the distri
bution of Western Michigan State patron
age, and an influential Democrat generally,
donned a Harrison badge this morning
when he read of Cleveland's nomination,
aud declared emphatically that he will work
against Cleveland. He has numerous sym
pathizers among Democrats all over the
Cleveland's nomination and the platform
adopted make a combination with the Peo
ple's Party impossible in Michigan, aud
the Democrats will not come within many
thousand votes of carrying the State.
Downtown Business Hen Clamoring
for Additional Power
TO OPERATE ELECTEIC
Heavier Voltaire Xext Tear Will ffecessitat"
THC IIEaT CREATES A BIG DEMAND
There have been a nnmber of complainti
recently irom firms downtown who desired
to put in direct current motors to operate
electric fans in their buildings because the
Allegheny County Light Company would
not iurnish the power.
A call was made at the company's office
yesterday to ascertain the cause of refusal.
Secretary MacGonigle said: "Our inability
to supply power to more patrons is less)
tantalizing to them than to us. Our Virgin
alley plant is too small, we have no room
for increasing it, and we cannot move to
our new works ou Twelfth street for
several months to come. We cannot
now furnish a power current to another cus
tomer, and some of our own offices are
compelled to do without Any office which
has a light current, however, can use ths
small, alternating current fan without
any trouble, the fan using no more current
than an incandescent light. Anyhow the
power current we will furnish when we get
to our new works will be increased from 110
to 500 volts. This will require motors
specially adapted to that force, and the
motors now being used with 110-volt cur- n
rent will have to be replaced with new
one. So it is really as well ior our pa
trons we cannot supply the power they
want, as it would be an extra expense to
them for new machines next year."
A Luxury That Is Becoming General.
Three or four years ago the mechanical
fan was a luxury that could only be afforded I
by hotel', saloons or restaurants doing a
broad gauge business. Some were operated
by steam power, others by electric motor, .
but it is only recently that the electric
alternating current which is used for do
mestic lighting was adapted to operating
fans. The motor fans, those which swing
long arms over head and which are gener
ally used in restaurants, barrooms and large
offices, require a direct current
and a special wire to supply the
power, but the alternating current fan
can be attached to the fixture in any house
where incandescent lights are used and
without any preparation except pulling off
the light bulb and putting on the fan racket
The current does the rest.
Nearly every large office building, bar
room, restaurant and hotel in this city has
adopted the alternating current fan during
the summer season, and the hot weather of
the past two or three weeks has caused an
unprecedented demand for them.
Keeping: Manufactur-ri on the Jump.
One manufacturing company alone has
sold upward of a thousand this season and
they can't supply the demand. The elec
tric supply houses downtown report large
business also in this line. Orders from
large offices come in for half-dozens and
dozens ot the fans, one being placed in each
room. The breeze created is surprisingly
refreshing, and on a hot night a fan placed
in a bedroom makes slumber possible where
it otherVise would be out of the question.
Their use in the sick room has been grow
ing greatly within a few weeks, and many
are sold for that purpose. A customer told
one downtown dealer the other day that one
of these little fans had undoubtedly saved
the life of a sick member of his family last
week by its coolinsr, refreshing breeze.
Another good point about these little
machines is that the fan can be taken otl
and power furnished to run a sewing
machine. FAIB TBADE IN EHGLAHD.
A Proposition to Tax American Grain and
to Admit Canada's Free.
London1, June 23. The Empire Trade
League held a conference to-day. The
Bight Hon. James Lawther, who represent?
the Isle of Thanet division of Kent in the
Honse of Commons, presided. He said that
Lord Salisbury sympathized with the de
sire of the league that preferential rates
be established, but he wanted the con
stituencies educated before undertaking to
legislate on the matter. Mr. Lawther said
that in his Hastings speech Lord Salisbury
had shown that he no longer ignored the
essential elements of the commercial situa
tion in Great Britain.
Though Lord Salisbury did not precisely
indorse the fair trade principles the League
advocated, he said in his Hastings speech
enough to show that he did not entertain
the narrow prejudices with which the sub
ject was too frequently surrounded in min
isterial utterances. Sir Charles Tupper,
Canadian High Commissioner to England,
urged that the Government should place a
duty of 5 shillinzs per quarter on American
grain and that Canadian wheat should be ad
mitted free. The agents general of the
Australian colonies, New Zealand and the
Cage of Good "Hope, spoke in favor of the
establishment of preferential duties.
THE SPORT 07 EXTERMINATION.
Europeans Beaten at Their Own Gams by
the Wily Moshls of Africi.
Berlin, June 23. Official advices re
ceived here irom Dar-es-Salaam, on the
East coast of Africa, confirm the reports of
the disaster that befel the German foroe
under the command of Baron von Bulow in
the Moshl territory near Kilima-Njaro.
Baron von Bnlow, Lieutenant Wolfram and
20 of the Soudanese soldiers attached to the
expedition were killed. The non-commissioned
officers, Wnlzer and Wittstock, hold
Kilima-Njaro with 61 men. A detachment
of 180 men has been sent to their relief
It is said that Baron von Bulaw recently
ordered all the English missionaries to
leave the Moshi territory in East Africa, ai
he intended to attack and, if necessary, ex
terminate the Moshi tribe. The attempt to
enforce this policy resulted disastrously to
the German force? for the Moshis have
practically exterminated the whites.
Cholera Spreading Beyond Persia.
London, June 23. The cholera epidemic
in Persia is spreading to the provinces bor
dering on the Caspian sea. Several cases of
cholera have also occurred at Baku, on the
Russian shore of the Caspian.
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.-worst Scrofula, are cured
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