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ITHEj '-PITTSBURG DISPATCH. SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 -1892.
iISS BORDEN IN JAIL
he Findinu of Another Ai Wound
Is a Kew Foint Against Her.
iO WILL DAS BEEN DISCOVERED.
I Chnrch nd Temperance Worker TTa the
WO IHPOETAM WITNESSES nELD
rsrcctA. TitraHAM to t ihitjitctm
Fall limsR, Aug. 12. Lizzie Borden
pent last nigbt in a small room on the sec
nd floor of police headquarters. She was
estless in the early part of the night, but
oward mominshe slept soundly.
Judge Blaisdell opened court at 9:40
'clock. As he sat down Lizzie Borden
ralked down the long corridor leading from
ler room. She leaned on the arm of the
Uv.E. J. Buck; Marshal Hilliard walked
cside her. She wore a blue cloth dress, a
lack hat trimmed with black lace and
iolets. In her left hand she carried a pair
f long, black gloves.
She was silent while Lawyer Jennings
rew up a motion he was going to present to
he court. Her fingers twitched nervously,
nd she picked the fingers of her gloves as
f trying to tear the threads. Once or twice
he closed her eyes, leaned back in her chair
nd passed her right hand wearily over her
Miss Korden Pleads Not Guilty.
As the clock struck 10 Mr. Jennincs mo
ioned her to get up and go over to the at-
orneys table. She Hurriedly arose and
tcpped across the short space between the
ables. Mr. Jennings read his motion to
er in a low tone of voice. Then he told
ler to hold up her right hand while she
wore to its contents. She signed her name
o it and resumed her seat
Lawyer Jennings then arose and read his
notion. He said that as the inquest was
tow in progress, and as his client had not
een lonnallv arraigned, the court had not
he power to hear the complaint. District
Vttorney Knowlton asked that Lizzie Bor
' en be arraigned at once. Clerk Leonard
ead the warrant to the prisoner, chareing
ler with homicide and the murder of Mr.
ind Mrs. Borden, and asked her how she
"Xot gnilty," whispered Lizzie Borden.
Kb one heard what she said.
"How do yon plead," asked the clerk.
"X ot guilty," she snapped, with a strong
jmphasis on the "not"
As she sat down Mr. Jennings arose to
speak on his plea. He said:
I.lkf-a Star Chamber Froceedlnc.
Since the police began their Investigation
t has been commonly reported and ad
Tiitted that Miss Borden was suspected. She
n as summoned summarily and forced to ap
pear at the inquest, where she was not rep
resented uy counsel. I spoke to both you of
Icials about my betm present. All the cvi
lenco was concealed from her. She was
subjected to a merciless and severe exami
mtion. That inquest Is still open. Tour
Honor hearing this case as Judse,
s also hearing: evidence In another
:asu at which this girl is not
idnutted. Does it not follow ttiat yon are
iicjudiced in the case? IIor do wo know
.vliat questions were aled uy the District
ttorney. perhaps without anv legal rizht?
l'ciu, sir, are sitting In h double capacity,
lejiung evidence that, for all we know, may
jf incompetent and madmlssable. We have
i Stent to have a legal lnling on the evi
1'faice or the inquest. I submit that this
- -e is not being heard befoie an impartial
District Attorney Knowlton said:
The Commonwealth demurs to the plea
and asks that it be overruled. There Is
notnine extraordinary about these proceed
ings. They are exactly In the lino provided
for r the statute, and the line of 21 other
caes in willed I bare been concerned. It is
the duty of Your Honor to hold an inquest,
and al0 your duty to decide whether the
prisoner shall be bound over.
The Demurrer In Sustained.
It is, at least, no compliment to insinuate
that your double duties will not bo falily
performed. It is true that the inquest is
still on, but the evidence tbeie has nothing
to do with the evidence now before the
There was hot sparring, the prisoner's
counsel ehowing pugnacious powers. The
Government's demurrer was finally sus
tained, and Mr. Jennings filed an exception.
He moved for a trial at once. District At
torney Knowlton objected, on the giound
lhat an inquest was still going on. He asked
tor a continuance until Monday, Aucust 22,
and it was granted. Mr. Morse and Bridcet
Sullivan were then held as witnesses in jhe
sum of SoOO each.
Clerk Leonard told Lizzie Borden to
stand up. She arose and he read the result
of the day's proceedings. As he finished he
aid: "And you are committed until the
above date." The lips of the prisoner
came together tight. Her hands clenched
and her eyes flashed. Her lawyer led her
away to a bench in a corner oi the court
room. The safe belonging to Mr. Borden was
opened this afternoon by a safe expert.
District Attorney Knowlton and Lawyer
Jennings will examine the contents to-mor-row.
311 Borden Rrhlnd the Barn.
Miss Borden entered a cell at Taunton
jail at 4:25 this afternoon. Her entrv took
the form of a public ceremony. The ex
citement was high. Arriving at the Cen
tral passenger station, Miss Borden was
conducted to a curtained hack by Minister
Buck aud Citv Marshal Hilliard, Detective
Seaer acting as cunrd and clearing the
May. The only sign of interest she mani
fested was when Taunton was reached,
when she aroused from her lethargy lor a
second, then dropped her head on her hand
and closed her eyes.
Arriving at jail she was at once placed in
a cell, the minister conducting her to the
door and Marshal Hilliard seeing that the
door was properly secured. Mrs. "Wright,
wife of Sheriff "Wright, an old friend of the
Borden family, hurried to the cell with a
glass of water, which the prisoner eagerly
drank. "When Miss Borden entered the
jail office her iacj was composed and there
was no sign of consciousness given. She
passed through corridors, apparently seeing
nothing and noticing nobody.
The sherifl stood by the inner door, and
he was adected almost to fears when he saw
tLe daughter of his old friend passing in the
apartments usually occupied by the most
degraded females. Minister Buck emerged
from the cell room white and agitated and
net disposed to talk.
Mie Br-jects a Chance to Explain.
It was learned to-day that Lizzie Borden
was told at the last session of the inquest
that she had at last a chance to explain
away the evidence the police are said to
have accumulated against her. But to their
first question was her answer to them all:
"I have nothing to say." She then said
this slowly, as if weighing everv word:
"I have said everything I could; there is
Mr. Dolan and Dr. Edward Draper, the
medical examiners lor the Southern district
of Suffolk county, were busy at the ceme
tery yesterday morning examining the re
mains of Mr. and Mrs. Borden. The body
of Mrs. Borden was examined 'first. The
wound on the right side ol the forehead and
the slight wounds on the back of the head
on the right side were all pointed out by
Dr. Dolan. Dr. Draper then began an in
dependent examination of the body.
He discovered a wound on the back di
rectly beneath the lett shoulder blade. It
is a clean cut and is the width of the blade
of a medium-sized hand ax.
A Strons Point A cInt Lizzie.
How Dr. Dolan could have overlooked it
is not clear. His examination must have
been at least superficial. The cut is
vertical, and was made, the police argue,
while Mrs. Borden was standing erect If
she was standing and fell when she was cut,
why didn't Lizzie Borden hear the fall ?
I She admitted while on the witness stand
that ihrourhont the moraine: of the murder.
f up to 10:30 o'clock, when she started for the
barn, she could not have heard her step
A careful search of the banks and safe
deposit companies of this city has failed to
reveal any will of Mr. or Mrs. Borden.
Last evening Lizzie Borden became ill
after being left with the matron. The latter
sent for Dr. Bowcn. The prisoner vomited
for some time, and there is a story to-day
that the sickness was due to poison that she
had secretly taken. Dr. Bowen denies it.
Lizzie Borden's friends are now talking
of her peculiarities. As a child she was of
a very sensitive nature and inclined to be
A Church find Temperance 'Worker.
This peculiarity of her youth developed
into the cold, hard conservatism of her
womanhood. "When 0 years old she was
sent to school. As a pupil she was not
brilliant, but was slow, plodding and tena
cious. Her hard work kept her near the
front rank. "When she was 16 years old she
entered the High School She left it soon
Two years ago, it is said, there was a
great change in Miss Borden. From her
former reserve she began to go out fre
quently among church people. She joined
the Congregational Church and became en
thusiastic in church work. She had a class
of mill hands to teach in the Sunday
school. She gave thera up, saying she
would rather teach girls.
"When the AVoman's Temperance Society
was organized as a branch to the W. C X.
IT., she joined it and became a prominent
member. She usually took charge of ali
church decorations. In May, 1890, with
Miss Shove, Miss Anna Borden, acousin,and
with Miss Cox, of Taunton, she made a
three months' tour of England. They vis
ited London, Scotland, Paris and spent
some time in Borne.
A Bloody Hatchet Fonnd.
Thus afternoon and evening there were
strong rumors that the police have procured
the hatchet with which the crime was com
mitted. The police are in possession of a
peculiar hatchet, aud the rumor that this
particular weapon was used is greatly
strengthened by the strong wording
of City Marshal Hilliard's comp-
fuaint puoiisned to-aay. jno hatchet
ike the one in custody can be found
in the local hardware stores. Its peculiar
ity is a claw on the side of the head nearest
the handle. The handle is about 2 feet
long and the ton of the head is about one
half by four inches. It is said that the
head of the hatchet fits into the murderous
wounds in Mrs. Borden's head.
The blade of the instrument is represented
as being verv thin and very sharp, measur
ing about 5 inches in the-widest part. It
is what is known among farmers as an old
fashioned thrash-wood hatchet, except for
the strange claw. When the police authori
ties were asked if such a hatchet was in
their custody they would neither admit nor
deny it The matter, with all other evidence,
is now in control of District Attorney
The connection of the hatchet with a
bloody deed of some kind is almost beyond
doubt, as spots of blood have been found on
the blade and handle. Certain cloths
covered with blood found in the cellar
where the hatchet was fonnd are said to
have important bearing on this part of the
To-night Marshal Hilliard said that there
was a great deal yet to be proven before the
crime could be finally fastened upon Miss
Borden. Much had been learned, but for
all that he could see the trial would be long
BAIL FOR CLIFFORD,
Charced With Murder and Itlot, Fixed at
812,300 Judge Ewlnc K-fases to Post
ponp h Hoarlnc Vims Trouble to Se
cure Sufficient 8nr-tle.
Judge Ewing fixed Jack Clifford's bail at
512,500 yesterday. Clifford is charged with
murder and aggravated riot in connection
with the recent troubles at Homestead. He
was arrested on Thursday.
At the hearing yesterday to fix bail ior
the prisoner, Captain E. Y. Breck, repre
senting the Carnegie interests, asked the
Court to postpone the hearinc.
Judge Ewing On what ground.
Captain Brrck We were informed only
lat.t evening of the arrest of Clifford. We
have had no time to prepare our side of
the case and we could not possibly get
ready to oppose the release. ve have sub
poenas out for witnesses in Homestead to
appear against Clifford. The constable
could not leave until 1 o'clock this after
noon to serve them and has not yet returned.
We have also an Important witness who Is
on his way from Chicago but ho cannot ai
rlve until to-morrow morning.
Assistant District Attorney Haymaker
I am informed that Clifford was seen on
the hanks prior to the shooting. lie Is said
to have been theie at the time of the shoot
ing nnd I am told that he was seen to throw
a bomb at the barges. These statements,
Tour Honor, I am told are true and can be
Froven. If the can be presumed to he true
do not think the case a bailable one. The
circumstances are oi such a character that
they are iepreented as more aggravated
than those In the other cases Your Honor
as nearu. i ueneve the man should not bo
Captain Breck Mr. Brcnnen tells mo that
Clifford was in this couit three weeks aso
and i knoirn to have been In Homestead
licquently since the riot. We were, how
evei, unable to secure him and It seems it
was his intention to avoid arrest because he
was airaid oi the consequences.
Mr. Biennen There's nothing in that. If
your constables tried to find him they
could have done so.
Judgo Ewing Well, Mr. Breck, if yon
have no witnesses I can see no reason why
this man should be detained while others of
a himilar kind are released. I will, there
foie, release him on $12,500 bail $10,000 for
the charge of murder and $2,E00 for aggra
Mrs. Ellen O'Brien, a widow from Home
stead, testified that she had $8,750 worth of
property. It was left to her by her hus
band. He had left no will, and as she did
not have a legal title to her property Judge
Eing said her bond could not be taken.
Peter Fav. of Homestead, was called. He
had about $7,000 of property. This being
insufficient an attempt was made to secure
more bond. Mrs. Gusky was sought, but
could not be found. Judge Ewiug accepted
the bond of Fay as part ball, and wrote out
an order to the efiect that if Mrs. Gusky
signs the bond also that Clifford will be re
leased. In the meantime he is to remain in
Kefe to Jump Against Malarkey.
John Eeefe has accepted Jiramie Ma
larkey's challenge to jump in the following
evonts: Malaiicey to jump tlueo back
Jumps with weights to Keeto's thioe stand
ing Jumps without weights; Malarkey to
stand and high Jump with weights and
Kcefe to run and high jumn without weights
and Malarkey to give Keere four feet In
throe standing broad lumps, both with
weights. The match will be foi $S0 a side
and the parties will meet at Davis' billiard
rooms to-night at 8 o'clock to complete ar
rangements. 31 Icmscoplsts Chnose a Pittsburg Trramrer.
Bocbesteb, X. T., Aug. 12. The convention
of the American Microscopical Society
closed this morning. The following officers
were elected: President, J. D. Cox, Cincin
nati: Vice President, Dr. G. JI. Sternberg.
Brooklyn, nnd Dr. A. C. Mercer, Syracuse1
Secretary. Dr. W. H. H. Seaman; Treasurer.
Dr. Charles C. Miller, Pittsburg. The next
convention will meet in Chicago in 1S3X
I. o. o. r. EXCURSION
To Baffa'o and Niagara Falls, Via P. & r.
By , Ansnst 10.
Special train ot first-class day coaches
and Pullman sleeping cars will leave P
W. depot, Allegheny, at B.30 v. x. (city time)
Tuesday. August 18, running via Butler
and Erie, arriving in Buffalo, 6.30 a. m.
Niagara Falls 6.30 a. jr. next day. Tickets
good five day Fare $175. Toronto, Can.,
.Sx.Ay,ln s,ze- ZnM m results: Da Wttf
Littld Earl vRlsert . Best pill for constipation
best for sick headache and sour stomach.
BtroiXE kills roaches, bedbugs, etc. In
stantly. 23 cents at all dealers.
Oht dollar to Ohio Pylo and return to-morrow.
Special train leaves B. & O, B. E. depot
at 8:05 a. M. (
WHAT GRESHAH SAYS
About Making Speeches for the Peo
ple's Party in This Campaign
CAMOT YET BE MADE PUBLIC,
lie Etiff Deadlock at Funxsutawney No
Nearer Being Broken.
A PECUIiIAE POLITICAL PEOCLAUATION
St. Louis, Aug. 12. An effort was made
to-day to secure from Chairman Taubeneck,
of the People's part National Commit
tee, a copy of the letter received
by him from Secretary Stoll, of
the Indiana State Committee, which
states that Judge "Walter Q. Qresbam
will enter the coming campaign as a speaker
for the Third party. Mr. Taubeneck refused
again to give out anything further, saying
that the letter to him contained only ex
tracts from the original Gresham letter.
He, however, added:
"I will tell you what I know about the
matter, and it can be relied upon as ah'o-
lutely correct I know how tiresham stood
two vcars ago, while he was recognized as a
Republican leader, yet from letters in our
possession we know that he was in sympa
thy with our party and favored our princi
ples. Knowing this to be n fact, he
was urged to accept the. Presidental nom
ination of the People's party at the Omaha
convention, which he declined for personal
reasons, and not politics.
"When General Wcnver was tendered
the nomination Judge Gresham wrote him
a very friendly letter, the contents of which
I am not at liberty to make pnblic, but I
will say that he wished the General suc
cess, and intimated that at the proper
time he could expect more encouragement
than the receipt of a personal letter. I
Dresume that that time is at hand, judging
from the letter that Judge GreOiam wrote
to Mr. Stoll, Secretary ot the State Com
mittee of Indiana, asking him to consult
the committee in regard to a suitable date
lor him to deliver a speech at Indianapolis
in behalf of the party.
"I know this to be a fact, as I am in re
ceipt of a letter from Mr. Stoll conveying
this information to the national headquar
ters, and in his letter he qnoteb a portion of
the contents of Judge Gresham's letter,
which at this time I retuse to make public
without the consent of Judge Gresham or
of the State Committee of Indiana, to
which the letter was addressed."
STILL A STIFF DEADLOCK.
Twenty-First District Republican Conferees
Can't Come to a Conclusion Resigna
tion of the Chairman nnd Selection of
Another A Choice Tet Looked For.
rrnoM a staff cORKKsroNDnnr.i
PnsxstrrAWNET.Aug. 12. The Congres
sional conference of the Twenty-first dis
trict is no nearer an end to-night than it
was at the start. Twenty-eight fruitless
ballots were taken to-day. They were scat
tered out over the three sessions, equally.
On the first ballot this morning Armstrong
voted three straight to Nesbit. His own
men built this up to six. There it ended.
Neither "Westmoreland nor Jeflerson gave
the necessary one. From that on the coun
ties never lelt home.
To-night Chairman "W. D. Patton, of
Armstrong, resigned, as he had to return to
his home. His resignation was accepted,
and ex-Sheriff "W. W. FiBcns, of Kittan
ning, was made his substitute. Mr. Fiscus
was also made President of the conference.
The body passed resolutions thanking Mr.
It was thought this afternoon that an ad
journment would be made at the evening
session. The intention was to taKe the con
ference to Kittanning. This move did not
materialize, and the conference did not talk
of adjourning at all. Everybody here now
wants to fight it to a finish.
Possibilities ofa Conclusion.
Conferee McGovern, of Jefferson, says if
the conference sticks out over Sunday a
nomination can be made on Monday. "He
arges that everyone will have so much
time to get together on Sunday that the
question will be solved when the conference
convenes Monday. His statements are
rather favorably received by many. They
cannot see Low an adjournment from
another week or more will help anyone.
Several of the conferees said to-night that
an adjournment only served to make them
more stubborn. "When they go home they
are bolstered up by their friends and come
back as freely determined to play the baby
act as ever, while if they stay in session it
is different. Their stubborn "feeling then
wears off and they grow freer with their
votes. It might be possible, however, that
an adjournment would take place to-morrow
A Popular Vote Not Wanted.
This morning Conferee McConnell, of
"Westmoreland county, offered as a resolu
tion the proposition Mr. Laux yesterday
submitted to the conference. It was to let
the selection of the candidate goto the vote
of the people of the district. It was voted
down by a vote of 9 to 3, every county being
against it but "Westmoreland. "When it was
brought up Chairman Patton on some
ground ruled it out of order, and he was
sustained by his own and Indiana and Jef
ferson counties. They tnought there was a
snake in it- This is the way with all prop
ositions. The conferees are all afraid of
The feeling in Punxsutawney is still in
creasing for Colonel Huff. To-day the
town was nothing but Huff The business
men, the professional men and the larmers
are all for him alike.
At- Brookville the Senatorial conferees
are afraid to ballot. This morning after a
couple of ballots had been taken they ad
journed. In the afternoon they went to see
a ball game and did not meet again till to
night, and then nothing was done.
A POLITICAL PB0CLAMATI0H
Issued by the Civil Service Reform League
Against Official Contributions.
WASHrxoTON.Aug. 12. Good Government,
the official organ of the National Civil Serv
ice Reform League, will publish in its issue
of August 15 the following proclamation:
At the outset or the political campaign
which is now pending this commission feels
it to be its duty to call publio attention to
the provisions of the civil service law In re
lation to political assessments or contribu
tions, to inform Goverment employes of
their rights in the premises, and to wain
those not in the Government service, of
whatever political party, not to Infringe
upon these rights. Political assessments.
under any guise, are prohibited by law. The
provisions of the law on this subject arc in
substance as follows:
First That no Government officer or em
ploye shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or
receive. In any matter whatever, a contribu
tion for political purposes from any other
Government officer or employe.
Second That no Government officer or
employe shall make a contribution for
political purposes to any other Government
ofheor or employe.
Third That no person shall in any man
ner, directly or Indirectly, solicit or lecelve
contributions for political purposes lu any
room or building occupied oy Government
employes, In the dtschaige of official duties.
Fourth No superior offloer shall discrim
inate against or m favor of any Government
officer or employe on accout of his action In
reieience to contributions for political pur
poses. Government employes must be ett
absolutely free to contribute or not, as they
see fit, and to contribute to either party, ac
cording to their preferences, and an em
ploye refusiug to contribute must not be
discriminated against because of such re
fusal. It is the duty or the commission to see that
the provisions of this law are enforced, and
it will employ every available means to
secure the prosecution ana punishment of
whoever may violate them. The cnmmf.
slon requests any person having knowledge
of any violation of this law to lay the facts
before it, ana It will at once take aotion
This is the first time since the -establlsh-
ment of f he Civil Service Commission that
its members have issued an official an
nouncement of this sort.
Stevenson's Plan of Campaign.
Bloomingtoit, III., Aug. 12. General
Stevenson announces the following appoint
ments for campaign speeches: Indiana,
September 1 to 7. He will then return to
Illinois for ten days, and afterward visit
North Carolina, remaining until the end of
September. He will come back to Illinois
upon olosing his tour in North Carolina,
and will devote the most of the month of
October to work in his own State. Dnring
the month, however, he will make several
speeches in New York State, at points to be
Senntor Hownlls Out for Con-ress.
Massillon, O., Aug. 12. Spend. A
star has made itself conspicuous in the
Democratic political situation in this Con-"1
gresslonal district in the person of ex-State
Treasurer and ex-Senator Howells. His
candidacy was first suggested by his friends
in Mahoning county, his former home. The
Senator said to-day: "If the convention
thinks I am the man who can poll the most
votes I will accept the nomination, although
I am not nor will I be an aggressive candi
date." Snmmer Doses of 1'ollllc).
A. J. "Voif, of Ft. Wayno. was nomin
ated at Borne City Tor congress hv the Re
publicans of thn Twelfth Indiana district.
Gkxeral James B. Weaver, the People's
party candidate for President, addressed
large nudlenco at the Plaza, Portland, Ore.,
both yesterday alternoon and evening.
Tue piobabillties are that the talkod-of
Republican branch headqnarters at Chicago
will be abandoned, or at least postponed lor
tho present. Mr. Campbell admitted us
Tnn Independents of the Fourth Nebraska
district, have nominated W. II. Doch, of
Saunders conntv, for Congress. Doch was
on the Allttuce ticket for Lieutenant Gov
ornor, two ears ago.
Tnxrirst Wisconsin Djstrlct Congressional
Convention is still in a deadlock. Balloting
was in pi ogress shortly before midnight,
when 185 ballots had been taken with the
FUNDS FOE FEESH ALB.
Subscription ltelng Sent to tho Improve
ment or the Poor Association.
The Secretary of the Improvement of the
Poor Association reports ?5 as having been
received for the fresh air fund from the
Mission Baud of Grace Church, Sharps
bun;, and from the King's Sons and Daugh
ters of First Congregational Church $32.
Six little girls gave a croquet tournament
and netted ?5. He also received a letter ad
dressed to the association containing a
smaller envelope with (50 enclosed ad
dressed to the'fresh air fund. There was
no name given, and the writing could not
The children who have been at Oakmont
return to the citv to-day, and a new lot of
70 little ones will be sent up Monday.
"We have a balance on hand for the
fresh air lund," said tne Secretary, "but if
we have a warm September we will need
quite a deal more. "We usually Btop the
work of this fund nbout September 1, and
then open the Children's Temporary Home
on Washington street."
FOB CEUELIY AND BZGLECT.
Alderman K-rr Imposes Fines Upon Un
There were two hearings before Alder
man Kerr last night of persons charsed with
cruelty and neglect by Agent J. "W. Jack,
of the Anti-Cruelty Society.
Michael Hollahan, who lives at 2621 Penn
avenue, was accused of ill-treating his 14-year-old
girl, sending her out to beer, and
into saloons to buy beer. He was fined 10
James andlsabellaCrawthom we-e charged
with cruelty and neglect of their three chil
dren. They are the persons who were so
scathingly rebuked by Coroner" McDowell
last week while holding an inquest on'their
4-months-old child which died from neglect.
A fine of 520 and cost was imposed on them.
Thev Said the Fall Hart Him.
John Bautt, David Kenney and "William
Gerhard were intoxicated Thursday night
and got intoafight on Sandusky street, Alle
gheny. When a 'policeman arrived he
found Bautt lying insensible on the side
walk, with his head badly cut. He was
sent to the Allegheny General Hospital,
and the other men were taken to the
lockup. The three were arraigned yester
day morning before Mayor Kennedy.
Kenney and Gerhard swore that Bauft fell
aud cut his head on the curb. All three
were fined the costs.
Fell Down Stairs.
Ned Barrett, of 1,210 Bingham street,
Southside, was taken to the Southside Hos
pital last evening by patrol wagon No. 7,
suffering from injuries that may prove seri
ous. He fell down a flight of stairs while
under the influence of liquor. His right
ear was almost torn oil and it is thought he
suffered a concussion of the brain. He was
unconscious last evening.
Supposed to lie a Robber.
Charles Bohn was arrested yesterday on a
warrant sworn out before Alderman Leslie
by A. Klinordlinger, charging him with
larceny. It is alleged that Bohn was im
plicated in the robbery of the plaintiff's
liquor store at 1038 Penn avenue one day
last week. In default of 5800 bail he was
committed to jail for a hearing next Thurs
day. Mill-Workers In a Fqaabble,
Samuel Harrison and Augnst Larnotus
entered cross suits before Alderman War
ner yesterday, charging each other with ag
gravated assault and battery. The men are
employed at the Black Diamond Steel
Works, and yesterday got into a quarrel.
They had an ugly fight Each was held
under 51,000 bail for a hearing Monday.
Investigating the Charces.
Colonel L. G. Martin, of the Treasury
Department, is , here investigating the
charges made against the appointment of
George L. Cake as Assistant Immigrant In
spector. He called on a number of manu
facturers yesterday who sent protests to
Washington. He also had a long conference
with President Eberhart, Hammett and
They Did NoJ, St lice.
Messenger boys in the service of the
Western Union and Postal Telegraph com
panies were to have gone ont on a strike yes
terday afternoon. They want an increase ot
1 cent on every message they carry. The
strike was called for 2 o'clock, but for some
reason the boys did not go out.
A Homestead Worker in Trouble.
Thomas Kirknp, one of the non-union em
ployes at the Homestead Steel Works was
committed to jail last night by Magistrate
Gripp on a warrant charging him with un
lawfully pointing firearms. The informa
tion was made by Eobert A. Zach, a resi
dent of Homestead. "
Detectives Sworn In.
Quite a large number of commissions for
new coal and iron detectives have been
lying in the City Recorder's Office for sev
eral days. They were sent here from Har
risburg. Yesterday 22 men called for the
commissions add were sworn in. 'It is said
the majority of them are from Homestead.
Ocean Steamship Arrivals.
.... New York..
A DAYLIGHT 'AUBOKA
Knocks' Out the Telegraph and Cable
Lines for Several Hours
FfiOH CHICAGO TO GREAT BRITAIN.
Remarkable Display That Was Invisible
in the Sunlight.
FBEAKS OP THE CURRENTM THE WIKES
rSPECTAI, SEIXGBAU TO THE DIsTATCITl
New York, Aug. 12. It will be news to
most folks to hear that there was a very re
markable and widespread display of the
aurora borealis to-day. But what was not
known by the general public about the mat
ter was more than made up for by the exas
perating amount of knowledge the electri
cians and telegraph operators had of it. In
this case it was a display of auroral force
without any scenic effects.
The atmosphere of the whole country,
north, east, south and west of the North
Atlantic, and even as far over as Great
Britain, was very heavily charged with
electricity, nnd for an hour in the middle
of the day all efforts to telegraph, by either
serial, underground, or submarine circuit,
were vain and vexation of spirit. On the
occasion of the last auroral disturbance, on
July 16 last, it was noted by the
electricians and told by The Dispatch
that the amount of electrical force in the
atmosphere was very much greater during
the day, between the hours ot 11 and 4 p.
M., than at nieht. There was a wondrous
celestial spectacle at night on that date, but
the auroral lorce was not lelt ucariy so
much then as during the day.
Rendered Invisible br the Sunlight.
The auroral disturbances to-day were very
great, but the footlights of the sun killed
the red and blue fire of the aurora up in the
flies. In the big Western Union office, at
103 Broadway, the aurora practically
"busted" every wire running out o'f
the office, for a longer or shorter period
between noon and 5 o'clock in the evening.
"We have been very much bothered by the
auroral force all the afternoon," said Man
ager Brennan, "and in some particulars to
day's disturbance has been more remark
able than any that I have known. Usually
its effects are felt only on the circuits run
ning north; the further north the creater
the interruption. But to-day we felt it on
circuits running in every direction, north,
south, east and west We were as much
bothered on the New Orleans circuits as on
"At times every circuit in the office was
useless. The auroral force of electricity
was so strong that we were occasionally
able to work some circuits, as Boston and
Montreal, for several minutes by that force
alone and without our batteries. This, of
course, was only temporary, because the
force of the current is so variable, and it
reverses from positive to negative so rapid
ly that we could do nothing practical either
with it or with our batteries. The greatest
trouble was felt between 12:30 and 1:30, but
we were hardly clear of trouble by 5
Strong Enough to Stop Work.
"It was not so strong at any time a? the
display of July 1C, but it was strong enough
to stop us working and exasperate every
one generally. We would get a let up for a
few minutesand would get to work, when
suddenly the aurora would swoop down and
'bust' everythine sky-high. By C o'clock,
however, we seemed to be pretty clear of
The Atlantic cables felt the auroral dis
turbance as much as the land lines, and it is
on the delicate instruments ot the cable
circuits thatthe eflects of these mysterious
electrical disturbances are jnost felt and
can be more interestingly observed; The
trouble began about 12:50 p. ai., Nev, York
time, to-day. The siphon ot the "recorder"
instrument really a delicate galvanom
eter needle was steadily deflected
far from the zero dine and pulled by the
auroral force away beyond any point to
which the ordinary current of the cable cir
cuit ever draws if. It would remain so de
flected for a minute or so, slowly return to
zero, and then travel over into the opposite
direction. The reversals, the strength, and
the durations of the auroral currents could
thus be most clearly obsened.
AH till Wires Knncked Oat
All the cables, Commercial and Western
Union, running under the sea from her: to
Nova Scotia, felt the aurora. At times it
was found possible to operate the land cir
cuits from here to Bockport, Mass., with
the auroral current alone.
"We were bothered ,a great deal for a
whole hour,.from 12:50 to 1:50 p. BL,"said
Superintendent Smart, of the Commercial
Cable Company, "but it was worse during
the first half hour. The trouble was jnst as
bad on the long cable, from Nova Scotia to
Ireland, as on the cables wholly on this
The cables of the Western Union from
Nova Scotia to Penzance were equally af
fected and interrupted, and it was reported
from Great Britain that the telegraph cir
cuits over there were very much disturbed
by auroral currents. This would indicate
that the auroral forces existed over an im
Chicago was laid out in all directions to
some" extent, at times wholly interrupted,
and it is a long reach from Chicago to
England, but the aurora, seemed to stretch
it The thunderstorms which have bothered
the land circuits so much in the past week
have not troubled the cables at alL It is
very rare that such electric storms have any
effect on sub-marine cables.
CITY LIFE IK BEIEF.
Sewicklet objects to the city's refuse be
ing dumped at its doors.
John Edward Jackson, colored, 8 years
old, is missing lrom his home, 237 Arch
Air unknown man annoys the nurses at
the Allegheny General Hospital by taking
his station near a window each nigbt and
watching their movements.
Joseph Ktaw was brought to the' West
Penn Hospital yesterday with" a crushed
and broken leg. He was caught under a fall
of slate In the mines at Fmleyville.
John Hilalgo fell into vltiiol vat at
Singer's West End Steel Will yesterday.
Patrol No. 9 was called and took him to his
home in Shalersville. Ho was terribly in
jured, and his recovery is doubtful.
Cab No. 1, or the Pittsburg and Birming
ham Traction Company, ran into a wagon of
the Keystone Brewing Company on South
Thirteenth stieet yesterday. The wagon
was demolished, but the driver escaped by
Thomas Brinnen, a boy employed at
Bterrit & Thomas' foundry, had his arm
broken by the machinery yesterday after
noon. Dr. Clark was culled and dressed the
injury, after which he was taken to his
home on Twenty-ninth street.
Don't irritate your lnngs with a stub
born cough, when a remedy safe and certain
as Dr. D. Jayne's Expectorant can be so
easily procured. Sore throats and lungs are
speedily helped by it
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Lathobe Jessie Plant, a coked rawer at the
tlppencott woiks, was run over by a larry
Thursday and killed.
Steubesvillk A collision occurred on the
Pemicky Railroad opposite this city Thurs
day night and both engines and several cars
were badly daraagnd.
Beavek At 7:45 yesterday morning Station
Agent Grant Grim liberated 20 carrier
pigeons which had been shipned to him by
L. J. Davis, of Watertown, N. Y.
Beaveb Falxs Franfc Larger, who was
arrestod for film-flamming, was lieid for
court yesterday. Lawrence conntv officials
were here with a warrant on tho same
Bocklaitd, Pa. Millie, the young wife of
James Watson, shot herself in the bead with
n revolver Thursday, and died almost imme
diately. She had been ill for some time, and
was undoubtedly insane.
ScnA3Tos Timothy Harrington, a Lehigh
Valley engineer, while sitting in the cab of
his engine, at Coxton, was hnrled from his
seat by nnocher train backing against his.
He landed upon the rallstandanother freight
tiain ran over and Killed htm.
New Castle. Engineer William Whitney,
or the Pittshurg and Western Railroad, who
was arrested at Mahonlngtown on the charge
of unnecessarily blowing of the whistle, was
discharged yeaterday evening. Be showed
mat no was Diowing tne whistle ior tne
WiLKESEinnt The executive committee
or the Order ot Railway Telegraphers met
vesterdav to discuss the action or the Dela
ware, Lackawanna nnd Western Railroad in
discharging members or the Brotherhood.
There is talk ot the Brotherhood being or
dered ont, but this cannot be verified.
Defiahoe, O While Fred.WIchner was In
the act of drawing a revolver, Samuel
Ilnghes hurled an ax which killed the
would-be shooter on the spot. Hughes has
not been arrested. Be was accused by the
man he killed of alienating the affections of
PoTTSVitLE A terrific wind ana rain storm
prevailed Thursday night throughout the
Southern farming districts of this county,
doing much damage. The barn of John
Reed, in Washington township, was strode
bv lightning, killing four head of cattle and
two norses ana destroying the building ana
Vasport (near Beaver) Testesday a load
of lumber tot stuck on the a & P. track
Just as the 5 o'clock freight was approach
ing. John Ruble and George Pearson were
auymg ana wnue one unhitched the horses,
the other ran down the track to flag the
train. It could not stop, however, and the
wagon was wrecked.
Sidhet, O A Big Four passenger train
collided with a freight Thursday evening,
wrecking both engines. A malt car was
whirled down the embankment against a
dwelling house. John M. Lingley, of In
dianapolis, fireman of the passenger train,
was fatally injnred, and the engineer slight
ly. The passenger tialn bad the right of
way, and was lunning very fast The freight
was behind time and trying to make as witoh
when the collision occuried.
BAGGED BY THE POLICE,
John Laffertt and Charlea McLaughlin
were arrested at Twenty-sixth street by
Officer Miller last night Lafferty was drunk
and McLaughlin nas going through his
Aoeht O'Ijrien. or the Humane Society,
went to Leechburg yesterday to investigate
a case of cruelty to a hoi se. It is said that
two men beat a horo so badly with a fence
rail that the blood flowed to the ground in
Frank MEEiSKr, an Italian, was committed
to Jail yesterday by Alderman Cuhill on a
charge of pointing firearms preferred by B.
Sevornl. who alleges that Merlski threatened
to shoot him last Thursday evening. Both
parties live on High street.
A. Clatson, the Wylie avenue traction
line conductor who was charged before
Magistrate Gripn by W. B. Chilton with at
tempting to entice his child from homo for
immoral purposes, hail a hearing yesterday
iviiemuuii unu was uiscnargea.
Justin Martin, aged 24, of Braddock.Just
getting over a spree, lay down on the .B & O.
Railroad tracks to suicide yesterday morn
ing. After being taken home, he twice tried
to hang himself. Then he was taken to jail
and will stay there until he recovers.
John Aiken, of the Thirty-sixth ward,
was arretted by Officer Bannen and brought
before Aldermiu Aurln on a charge of
larceny. Aiken had been employed by
Coothit Flinn, and is said to have been car
rying on a systematic plan of robbing the
firm. In de ault of $1,000 bail he was sent to
The Southsldors who were arrested Tor un
lawful assemblage and participating in a
riot on Carson street were brought before
Magistrate Succop for a bearing last even
ing. William Pride, PatricK Garland and
John Keiber wero held for com t In $500 bait
each, while William O'Brien, PatilckMc
Glvnn and John Burns were committed to
Juil in default or ball.
FE0FLE WHO COME AND GO.
"W. S. Arbuthnot left last night for Cape
Charles Montooth left for New York last
J. W. Qoss and T. M. McNichol, of East
Liverpool, are at the Honoimahola House.
E. H. Codding, of Akron, and W. a
Lyon, of Cauton, are stopping at the St.
J. AV. Clark, of Indiana, and J. H. Mor
ley, or Johnstown, put up at the Seventh
Avenue Hotel yesteiday.
O. A. McFeely, manager of the Massa
chusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company,
left for Springfield last evening.
J?. E. Trowbridge, of Toledo, and A. B.
Halconjb, of Paulding, two lumbermen,
were registered at the Anderson yesterday.
Warden John McAleese, of the jail, left
yesterday afternoon for a ten daysrsoJourn
in Beaver county, where his family is now
spending the summer.
Superintendent Wilcox, of the water de
partment, went to Boston last evening to
biing his little daughter home. She has
been visiting i datives at the Hub.
Major Hepburn, of the Fifteenth Regi
ment, went to Ills home In Warren last
night on a 30 days' fnrlough. He says if
tioopsure needed at Homestead at the end
of the mouth that new men will be ordered
M. Y. Boberstson, who was for years the
well-known Paying Teller of the Keystone
Bank, has resigned, and is now with the
Austin Engineering Company. Mr. Robert
son returned last evening from Chicago
where he has about closed a $250,000 contract
with a street elec trio railway company.
Pittsburgers In New York.
New York, Aug. 12. ISpectaLJ The follow
ing Pittsbnrgers are registered at the hotels
here: A. Abrams, Metropolitan; J.
Shapiro, Metropolitan; J. R. Brien, Belvl
dere Hotel; S. D. Carson, Continental Hotel;
A. L. Cold, Continental Hotel; W.F.Morri
son, Continental; H. F. Pllgram.Coutlnental;
II. J. Hammond, Cosmopolitan; J. C. Kay,
Albemarle Hotel; E. T. Yearsley, Albemarle;
J. . R. and W. Brlen. Albemarle: T.
Salmon, Albemarle; C. Kluber, Union
Square; F. Kluber, Union Square; J.
Kornblum, Union Square; W. A. Magee,
Westminster; W. H. Self. Westminster: H.
M. Mays, Oriental Hotel; H. Norman, Morton
House; P. J. O'Mally, St. Dents Hotel; E. a
Wilds, St. Denis; P. C. Gillespie, St. Dents;
IL'Wigg, St. Denis Hotel; T. D. Shedden,
Holland. House: T. H. Shedden, Hotel Im
perial; M. H. Nieman, Hotel Imperial; W.
V. Smyth, St. Stephens. G. R, Ward, Coleman
House; J. Watvou, Grand Union; A. J. Kelly,
Jr., St. James Hotel; Miss KIrby, Broadway
Central; W. S. Main, Sturtevant House: Mrs.
Smith, Bioadway Central; A. D. Starretc,
New York Hotel; J. B.Sweitzer,Hotel Bruns
wick. 81 to Ohio Pyle and Betnrn To-JIorrovr.
Special train leaves B. 40.E.E. depot at
8.03 a. v. v s
The Dangers of Stele Milk and th
Milk of Unhealthy Cows. . '
Reason for Sorrow That Cold Mortal
ity Figures Cannot Measure.
A child In the home Is a wellsprlng of pleas
ure. It enliven, all, and twining Itself around tba
hearts of eren the iteraer sex. It la loved by every
Hut It is the mother who enjoys most the ds
lights of sweet friendship with the little one.
Children are what the mothers are.
No fonda.t father's fondest care
Can fashion so the Infant's heart
It Is to her alone npiise
Its wakening arms; to her those eyes
Opea with Joy and not surprise.
It Is the mother who Is responsible for the health
ofthebsbe. It Is she who sees the nnt shadow of
illness. It Is, unfortunately, too often her fault
that toe child 1 III.
There Is so much Illness among children this
summer that half a dozea of the leading medloal
Journal, of the country have fonnd It necessary to
get ont special editions upon the s ubject of cholera
Infantum and the similar complaints of indiges
tion which have made such fearful mortality
Their pages overrun with the oft-told warning,
that It Is the children who receive Insufficient
nourishment fiom mother's mllK. and who are
then improperly "hand-fed," who have caused
the sorrow lhat cannot be measured by the cold
figures of mortality statistics. The advice to such
Don't take any chances with secret preparation,
that are put upon the market In the guise of Intent
Beware or the dangers or stale milk, and milk
from lick cows.
The milk can on yonr door step Is one of the most
fertile causes of summer Illness. To state the case
mildly. It Is hard In August to procure good milk.
II anything but breast milk must be given the
Child, use htctated food.
Lac t ted food Is the most perfect substitute thera
Is for mother's milk. Like nature's food,lts basis la
the purest sugar of milk. With It Is combined the
nutritious elements or the great cereals, wheat,
barley and oats, so prepared as to be readily di
gested and assimilated. The addition or the salts
found In motUertamllW makes it a perfect substi
tute. With the lncreateof cholera Infantum, there
has come from physicians and nnrses an extraor
dinary demand for It.
Experience has proven that pure food and
pure air are the only panaceas for the Illness of
Thousands of mothers have found that nothing
but lacuted food will agree with their children.
Mrs. August Spuhlcr, 50 Merrlmac street Haver
hill, Mass., writes:
"We have used lactated food for onr little girl,
and It furnished her nourishment when every
thing else failed. I send two photographs of her,
one when she was nine months old, the other
when 13 months old. The latter appears above.
We began the use or the rood when she was seven
months old, at a time when she was very 111. She
was qnlte backward In cutting teeth. Our family
physician stated that she received no nourishment
from my milk and recommended lactated food,
which our friends also recommended. I am satis
fied that to It she owes life and health.'
We've made prices that ought
to sell every piece in our entire
stock to-day. And they will if
every man who reads this "ad
should realize that he can actu
ally save as much as $i on
most of the Neckwear we offer.
It means Neckwear for $1 less
per piece than you would ordi
narily pay, and the best, too,
imported or domestic make
we onlv have the best
All new patterns and shapes,
AT 50c EACH,
Were $1, $1.25, $1.50 and
Fine Imported and American
Made Silk Neckwear, and our
whole stock of fine Fisk, Clark
& Flagg and other best makes
of Summer Neckwear,
AT 25c EACH,
Were 50c, 75c, $1, $1.25
and $1.50 Each.
Sale Gents' Furnishing Department
Simple Causes of So
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609-621 PENN AVE.