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THE-- PTETSBTTROl DISPATCH, TRIDAT, OCTOBER 28, ,1893.
fact Mr. Braddocks took the offensive on a
legal point directly the case was called. He
made a motion to quash the indictment on
three grounds, first, that the civil courts
liad no jurisdiction; second, that the indict
ment was not predicated on an information
charging the statutory offense of aggravated
assault and battery, "and third, as to the
charge of cutting, stabbing and wounding,
in the second count the indictment was not
- supported by the information upon which
it was predicated.
The Extent or Military Discipline.
In the plea which he made, Mr. Brad
docks lecited how the punishment of lams
came about The National Gnard had been
ordered to Homestead by the Governor's
proclamation, and lams was subject to
military discipline to be enforced by the
defendants, who were all duly commis-'
sioned officers of the Tenth Regiment. On
July 23, alter the news of the murderoM
assault upon Sir. Prick had reached the
camt. , lams, who, with the rest of. the
Tenth, had been ordered out to quell
any disturbance that might arise, baa
shouted in the company street before
many of his comrades in the
ranks: "Three cheers for the man who
killed Frick." He acknowledged that he
had done this and refused to make any
apology when his superior officer made in
quiry. He was accordingly hung ud by the
thumbs for as long a time as might be with
out inflicting permanent injury. Mr. Brad
docks in admitting these facts denied the
jurisdiction of the court and contended that
the proper tribunal, that is to say a court
martial, was provided by the act of 1887 un
der which the Rational Guard was organ
ized. The Question of Jurisdiction Postponed
Judge Porter refused pro forma to grant
the motion to quash the indictment, leaving
the defendants thefghtto raise the ques
tion during the trial or in arrest of judg
ment So the trial went on, and after an
hour or more of hard labor wrestling with
jurors who showed symptoms of having
opinions and other undesirable evidences ot
mental activity the box was filled. Here is
the jury: Charles Michael, clerk, Alie-
Colonel A. L. Hackim.
gheny; George Bailey, gentleman, 'Wilkins
burgfT. C. Douglass, farmer, Elizabeth;
Thomas Davis, machinist, Allegheny;
Henry "Waehter, larraer, Ohio township;
William English, farmer, McCandless
township; James IJ. Campbell, contractor,
W. Elizabeth; Michael Creehan, laborer,
Allegheny; J. F. Sykes, carpenter, Ver
sailles township; John Winkelman, Alle
gheny; David Johns, janitor, Pittsburg;
Constant PaDpert, plasterer, Allegheny.
The jury apparently suited both sides,
being of above the' averase intelligence,
but if anvtbing the prosecution liked the
looks of the 12 good men and true best
Court adjourned at 1220 till 1:15, when it
reconvened in a smaller room belonging to
Common Pleas 'So. 3,
The first thing that happened when the
lawyers had settled down in their new
quarters was the revival of the defense's
plea, this time as a special plea.
Flea or Jurisdiction Again Argued.
Attorney lams for the prosecution de
murred, saying: "Rot admitting the truth
of the statements in the plea, I contend
that the same if true do not constitute a
good and lawful defense to the offense
This set the big guns of the other side
to lugging out more law books, and Judge
Porter selected a few thumping tomes for
his own perusal. Mr. lams went on to
attack the plea because it failed to allege
ilia, a court martial was held or tyn the
officers accused took Private lams before a
court martial. A mere order of an officer
or officers did not givo the defendants
authority to assault lams.
Senator llobbins then proceeded to argne
in favor of the plea. He said that the de
fense's view was that the Court had no juris
diction. The act of 1887 furnished a complete
system of jurisprudence ior the Rational
Guard; and under this system court martial
was provided to which resort could be had
by the soldier for redress. He
enumerated the military courts of various
grade Ironi regimental to brigade,
including one for a provisional brigade.
Then he defined mutiny, and with some
eloquence described lams' offense, which he
claimed was clearly mutinous. The act of
1887 further provided that in case of war,
iusurrection or other emergency bringing
the Rational Guard into active service
the discipline should conform to that of the
regular army, and the United States Army
regulations should govern all cases.
A Colonel's Summary Power.
The colonel of a regiment was bound to
suppress mutiny summarily, for the soldier
who even knew ot contemplated mutiny
and failed to report it, or the officer who
failed to suppress it without delay, was
liable to court martial or even death. In
this case the defendants encountered mu
tiny and strung the offender up by the
thumbs. He cited many cases in the TTnited
States courts and State courts to establish
this view. Under the State code ten days'
notice of a court martial had to be
given, but in lams' case immediate
Lieutenant CdlontlJ. H. Streator.
punishment was required and the United
States army regulations permitted it to be
Dieted out. Senator Bobbins concluded by
picturing the damage that would be done to
the efficiency cot only of the Pennsylvania
Rational Guard, but to the regular army if
soldiers were allowed to drag their com
manding officers before civil courts every
time they were punished.
Attorney lams suggested that either the
defendants had authority or thev had none
for their assault upon lams. If they had
authority they must state it
Judge Porter Asks for Light.
Judge Porter remarked that if it were
established that there is another and a
proper tribunal, and the state of insurrec
tion were shown, the civil courts would ap
pear to have no jusidiction.
Then Attorney lams tooks up the plea
and argued his 'demurrer to it He
maintained that the military courts had no
authority except as recognized bv the civil.
The especial point that he made was that
while in case of mutiny an officer
might assault the mutineer then and
there to suppress the mutiny, he could cot
under any law assault him some time after
the overt act "In this case," said Mr.
lams, "Colonel Streator could have in the
discharge of his duty in quelling a riot
assaulted lams, but he could cot lawfully
have done so after sending him to the
guardhouse. Force, may only be used in
prevention and restraint, not in punish-
f W '
ment Yet the defendants plead they com
mitted the assault as punishment."
Mr. Watson, continuing for the prosecu
tion, cited a multitude of cases bearing
upon the subject, and Incidentally attacked
te act of 1887 as unconstitutional, chiefly
because of the omission of definite ascrip
tion ot the Governor's supreme authority'
over the Rational Guard.
legislators. Charged With Treason.
Mr. "Watson created a sensation by charg
ing the framers of the act, though he didn't
mention Senator Bobbins, who was one of
them, with treason. He also insisted that
the TTnited States Army regulations were
beyond the reach of the common soldier
and that their insertion by allusion in the
art of 1887 was clearly unconstitutional.
Mr. Sprowles replied.at some length de
fending the plea, and Judge Porter tried
to bring matters to a focus by
asking this pointed question: "There
are two lines of argument in the defend
ants plea. First, they say they Lad the
right to punish lams; second, that there
may have been an offense committed of
which courts martial have exclusive juris
diction. Row let me ask. the Rational
Guard not being in the field, could a court
martial be convened now and impose pun
ishment similar to that imposed in the
United States army courts? Could it im
pose three years' imprisonment, for in
stance?" The attorneys for the defense chorused
yes, and the prosecution's lawyers as em
phatically shouted no. After discussing
this point for some time and citing cases,
Fitz John Porter's among others, on both
sides, the Court took the papers and re
served his decision, Judze Porter remarking
that his impression was at that juncture
that a court martial convened uow could
only Impose military punishment The case
will be continued to-day at 9:30.
WOMEN WANT TO VOTE.
They Hold a Meeting and Discuss the Best
Way to Secure the Bight of Suffrage-
Will Ask for an Amendment to the Con
A cumber of ladies and gentlemen of Al
legheny who believe that women should
have the right to vote met in Carnegie Hall
at 8 o'clock last night and effected a tem
porary organization of what is to be known
as the State Equal Suffrage League. Eev.
J. W. Sproull, D. D., was made Chairman
of the meeting, and Mrs. George King Sec
retary. A constitution and by-laws which
had been previously prepared were read,
and it was decided to make the organization
a permanent one, and at 9:15 the meeting
adjourned to meet in Carnegie Hall at 8
Friday evening, November 11.
Mrs. King, the secretary, in speaking of
the formation of the league last night said:
"We met here to-night for the purpose of
forming an organization which will work in
the interest ot all women who wish to exer
cise the right of suffrage. We do not wish
to be classed as a Woman's Bights organi
zation. We are simply banding ourselves
together for the purpose of getting an
amendment to the State constitution passed
that will give women a constitutional righf
to vote. Branch organizations will be
formed all over the State, and I think we
have enough influence back of us to make
the league a success, and to make it so dis
tinctively felt that those who control the
politics of the State will recognize the
league, and assist us in having the amend
ment passed. We do not care to make pub
lic at present the names ot the people who
have offered us financial support as well as
svmpathy and encouragement We know
they have influence and money and that
they will gladly give us both. The State
Equal Suffrage League will accomplish its
mission. We are perfectly satisfied it will."
GOING TO HIS WEDDING.
Pittsburg Telegraph Operator Attempts
Suicide "Within an II our of the Time
Fixed for His Marriage The Would-Bo
Bride Prostrated With Grlet
Jacob S. Heagey, a telegraph operator
employed in the offices of the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad 'Company in this city,
shot himself in the forehead at Beatty's
station yesterday at 12:50. He 'was a pas
senger on the express cast, and was to have
been married to Miss Maggie Dunlap, of
Beatty's, at 1 o'clock. As the train was
nearing Beatty's be went into the closet
Immediately on closing the door be fired
the shot which will doubtless cause his
He was taken to Latrobe, where a
physician attended him. Quite a party of
the wedding guests were assembled with
the bride-to-be awaiting his arrival. When
told ot the attempt at self murder by har
lover she fell in a faint, and is now lying in
a dangerous condition at her home. Heagey,
who is well known in Greensburg, was
there on Wednesday. Yesterday morning
he got his marriage license. He is 24 years
old, and came from Lancaster, Pa.
The only thing in the nature of a griev
ance he is known to have is the fact that he
was disappointed 'in not getting his wed
ding clothes from a Pittsburg tailor. He
left the home of his affianced saving that if
he didn't get his clothes he didn't know
what he would do. He came from the city
without them and many of his acquaint
ances believe this trivial matter upset bis
reason. Everything that medical skill ran
suggest is being done for bim, bat the pliy
sicians in charge of his case stated last
night that there is little hope of hit re
covery. DESIBE8 TO QO HOME.
Mrs. Bloslck Applies for Assistance to Join
Mary Mosick, an Austrian, applied at the
Allegheny Department of Charities yester
day ior assistance to enable her to go back
to Austria. Mrs. Mosick came to this
country with her husband in August, 1891.
He was unable to find employment at his
trade, that of an upholsterer, and In a short
time was taken sick. After a long illness
be recovered and went back to Austria,
leaving his wife here. Mrs. Mosick now
desires to go home, hut has not sufficient
means to enable her to do so. Transporta
tion as far as Philadelphia, was furnished
Held for Highway Robbery.
John Connors, Joseph Mamon and Harry
Smith, in default ot $1,000 bail each, were
committed to jail by Alderman McKenna
yesterday to await a hearing to-day on a
charge of larceny irom the person. The
three defendants were arrested at an early
hour yesterday morning on complaint ot
John Sawyer, an agent who lives on Rinth
street, who alleged that the three men
knocked him down and took his gold watch
from him. The watch was found on Smith's
person. Sawyer made information against
them, and they were committed.
Republicans in the Hill District.
A large and enthusiastic Republican
meeting was held in the Franklin School
house lost evening. Ex-Sheriff Fife pre
sided. Among tne speaKers were William
u. .Evans, lion.
Will and others.
A. C Robertson, & A.
Sice headaches promptly cured bjr
Uromo-Seltzer 10c a bottle.
A RINGING PROTEST,
Citizens of Homestead Dis
gusted at the Outlawry '
A BIG MASS MEETING HELD.
The Civil Authorities Are Appealed
to for Protection.
BUSINESS MEN AEE OUTSPOKEN.
Sheriff UcCletrj Asserts His Authority by
S. B. JOKES IS CALLED ON 70 EXPLAIN
The citizens, professional and business
men of Homestead last night followed the
example let by Beaver Falls and held a
meeting protesting againsl the lawlessness
of the strikers. It was largely attended.
Dr. H. West was Chairman. The first
action was the appointment of a Committee
on Resolutions, as follows: Dr. A. M. Bar
ton, J. F. Milliken, Louis Rott, L. L.
Davis and D. B. McClure. The Chairman
said in appointing the committee that it
was not the object of the meeting to discuss
the relative Tights of workingmen
and mill owners in the labor trouble, but
to express disapproval ot the prevailing
Dr. Barton made a short address in which
he said he thought it proper the citizens
should earnestly protest against being con
sidered tacit upholders of disorder.
L. L. Davis, Esq., said: "Sentiment is
chrystallized over the country against Home
stead. It is injuring the town; it is injur
ing the people and even the persons now
under arrest It was time for the persons hav
ing the interest of the town at heart to act"
Opinions of Prominent Men.
J. F. Milliken, Esq., Borough Solicitor,
thought the time had fully arrived when
the people should take a decided stand.
Men passing along the streets had been as
saulted, and, though he did cot know ex
actly what should be done, he favored ring
ing resolutions against the exist
ing system of thuggism. It, in his
opinion, was the duty of every citizen who
knew of any persons committing disorders
to make thee known tovthe proper author
ities. Dr. Gladden said: "We -deprecate and
discountenance all the unlawful acts which
have occurred in the borough lately."
Joseph A. West advised that an open
meeting be held Monday to get all citizens
to express indignation.
Dr. H. A. McKee objected, and cited the
narrow escape from a riot at the Beaver
Falls meeting. He did not see why oppor
tunity should be given to those committing
the deviltry to break up the meeting.
Dr. Gladden said that he knew many of
the so-called strikers who would gladly
come and express their disapproval of the
lawlessness but there was a foreign element
lately introduced into Homestead who
would possibly create disturbance
He Wanted the Names Suppressed.
Dr. Gladden moved that the names of
those present be not published until there
is time for all loyal citizens to attach their
names to the resolutions to be adopted, for
the reason that a number of the prominent
strikers would have been at the meeting if
- Dr. W. G. McGeary remarked that the
strikers had plenty, of opportunity for
months to come forward with such action
as was being taken. They bad not, and so
forced upon the business men the course
they were taking.
J. K. Young sa'd that the intercourse he
had with the world in the past few days
had put a different phase on the matter. He
found that people elsewhere thought they
were all Anarchists, and he was therefore in
favor of standing by whatever action they
decided upon. The following resolution
was then reported by the committee and was
adopted by a unanimous vote:
Whereas, The disorders, outrages and
crimes have become so frequent and com
mon In Homestead In the past lew days,
causlnz an almost comnleto reitrn of terror
and bringing into disrepute the town nnd
every law-abiding citizen nnd injuring
every inherent right of tuo individual and
tlio common interest of the Commonwealth.
Therefore, be it
Troops May Be Asked For.
Resolved, That the undeisigned, citizens
of Homestead, stamp with our disapproval
such disorder, outrages and crime, and call
upon the civil authorities to take immediate
steps to prevent all such further violations
or the law, nnd if the civil authoiities are
unable to cope with and stay further out
rages and criminal acts, we request the
Sheriff of Allegheny county to Cull on the
Governor of Pennsylvania for sufficient I
lorce to preserve the peace and goou order;
and wo further pledge ourselves and
call upon all law-abldins citizens to aid the
authorities in maintaining good older and
government in the borough.
The following signatures were obtained:
Chairman, Dr. M. H. West; Dr. A. M.
Barton. J. F. Milliken, Esq., Louis Rott,
L. L. Davis, Esq., D. R. McClure, John F.
Schmidt, Frederick- Schuckman, Dr. G. H.
McGeary, Dr. George Gladden, Dr. W. A.
McCasin, Samuel McCune, J. K. Young,
M. L. McClure, Thomas B. Bridges,
J. B. Reel, James H. Slocum,
John D. Kerr, Henrv Monath, Jr., Dr. W.
C. Miller, T. B. East'on, John S. Hollings
head, J. Henry McClure, John W. Bawer,
Robert Baxter, Earnest'L. Erbeck, L. J.
Gillespie, J. P. McMillen, James D. Hen
derson, Joseph A. West, M. P. Schooley,
Robert a McCaslin, H. P. McKee, Walter
C Coen, J. B. Coen, Casper Schick, C E.
Barnes, W. P. Patton, Joseph R. Altman,
Jacob Gilleland and William TunstilL
Sheriff McCleary Increases His Deputies.
The force of deputies at Homestead wag
increased 50 men yesterday. Sheriff Mc
Cleary thought this was necessary, the fre
quent assaults of the past few days having
alarmed him considerable. It is said the
assertions made by Attorney D. R. Jones
at a meeting in Homestead had a bad effect
upon the aotions of a certain class, who
take advantage of the least opportunity
create disturbances. In order to counter
act the impression given by Mr. Jones,
Sheriff McCleary posted the following
proclamation at ail prominent places in the
Whxbxas. It has been publicly asserted by
certain' persons that the Sheriff and his
deputles,now on duty for the Durpose of pre
serving the "peace and protecting nersons
and .property in Homestead and in the vicin
ity of the steel works In Mifflin town
ship, have no authority to make ar
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rests without warrants, and certain
evil-disposed persons, relying upon
such statements, have committed acts
of disorder and violence, and have threat
ened to resist arrest Dy the Sheriff and
deputies, now I, William H. McCleary,
Sheriff ot Allegheny county, hereby warn
all persons that by virtue of my authority
as Sheriff It Is my right and dnty, and the
right and duty of all doputy sheriffs to ar
rest on view and without warrant any and
all persons engaging in any acts of disorder
or violence, and that any such persons re
sisting arrest do so at their peril.
Employes to Act as Guards.
The 23-inch mill closed down last night,
and the entire crew which has been work
ing on it has been offered to the Sheriff to
act as deputies. The cause of the shut
down was a much needed repair in the
hydraulic apparatus. The mill will be in
operation again Monday.
Torn Williamson, one of the Advisory
Committee, in speaking of the tronble said:
"We are havint? some disturbances here. but
they are greatly exaggerated. If there was
no strike here the events wonld pass bv un
noticed. The fact of the matter is that the
men inside the mill are much to blame.
They come down to town in crowds and,
judging from their manners, I think they
want to provoke our men to fight We try
to control our men, but if any .unlawful
acts are committed it is in some out of the
place and at a time when none of the cooler
heads are about. Every man who comes out
of the mill is armed. I don't know whether
the company provides the revolvers or not,
I have seen some of the men go down the
street with their coats pushed hack so the
butt ends of the weapons would show. It
is to be expected that we should feel sore
against the men who have taken our places.
From the war in which some people talk,
you would think they expected us to run
out and smother with kisses every man who
comes outside the mill."
I Superintendent Schwab Refuses to Talk.
Wheu Superintendent Schwab was asked
what he thought of the situation, he said:
"I don't care to talk about the subject, and
I have my reasons which I will tell you
later on. The men here are in a peculiar
position and the least word spoken only
serves to make them excitea, so I think it
is much better not to talk."
Last night the new force was in working
order and Homestead is thoroughly policed.
Forty-five deputies, under command of
Chiefs Young and Ritchie, paraded the
town. Colonel Kfeps acts as n special
guard to see that all do their duty. The
main force has been massed along Fifth
avenue and the railroads where the' princi
pal disorder has occurred, but all are pro
vided with police whistles ready to respond
at a call. The special police force aronnd
the mill has been reinforced and heavily
armed to resist assault.
A crowd gathered on Fifth avenue toward
nightfall and began to hoot at some non
unionists retnrning from their work. At a
signal a squad ot deputies charged from
Heisel street and scattered the crowd with
out a blow. The rioters were thoroughly
frightened and did not reappear.
JONES ASKED TO EXPLAIN.
The Pittsburg Attorney Who Made Utter
ances of an Incendiary Nature at Home
stead Before the Court Sheriff Mc
Cleary Angered at the Advice Given
Sheriff McCleary created a sensation in
the Criminal Court yesterday morning,
when he asked through his attorney, R. B.
Petty, for a rule requiring Attorney D. R.
Jones to appear before the bar of the court
to answer for certain utterances -of an in
cendiary nature alleged to have been made
by him at a hearing before 'Squire Oeffncr
The petition for the rule set forth that at
a hearing'of John Halloran, charged with
disorderly conduct and resisting a deputy
in making an arrest, before 'Squire Oeffner,
ot Homestead, D. R. Jones appeared as the
attorney for Halloran. In his argument of
the case, it is alleged, he asserted that a
deputy sheriff had no authority whatever
to make an arrest without a warrant or or
der of the court, even though the parties
arrested were in the act of committing a
misdemeanor. He further advised all per
sons present that if a- deputy laid hands on
them to arrest them that they had a perfect
right to resist arrest or to shoot the deputy
down like a dog.
The petition states that the crowd was
mostly made up ot sympathizers with Hal
loran, and this speech was greeted with ex
clamations of approval. The Justice of the
Peace tried to stop Jones, but he continued
his incendiary talk and was cheered by th'e
crowd. Halloran was carried about the
streets by some of his enthusiastic friends
after the hearing, who gave cheers for him
and Jones, but hissed the deputies. The
petitioner further avers that he believes
Jones' incendiary language incited a riotous
spirit, which before1 had almost been al
layed, and but for such advice and talk all
would have been quiet at Homestead and
law and order would soon have been re
stored. For these reasons the rule for
Jones' appearance is asked.
Judges McClung and Porter were on the
bench at the time, who, after listening to
the petition, granted a rule on Mr. Jones
to answer the charges this morning.
Mr. Jones is attorney at this bar, and was
a member of the State Legislature for sev
eral years. lie was some time ago a recog
nized labor leader, being the first President
of the Miners' Union.
BEAVZK FALLS DIBCUS3ED.
The Strikers Hold a Meeting and Size Up the
The strikers at the Twenty-ninth and
Thirty-third street mills held a well
attended raeeiing at their headquarters, on
Thirty-fourth street, yesterday forenoon.
The agitation of the strikers and citizens of
Beaver Falls was the principal subject of
discussion. What added more interest to
the meeting was the presence of C J. Car
negie, J. W. Brown and William Mellon,
who recounted the events of the past few
days at Beaver Falls aid how matters
stood there now. They said the reports
Irom that place were not correct; that the
citizens tried to run the meeting to suit
themselves, and the strikers were not
given a fair show. They said the strikers
were still as firm as ever.
After the meeting, in company with sev
eral members of the Advisory Committee
from Lawrenceville, they went to the Amal
gamated Association headquarters, on
timithfield street, where the afternoon was
spent in conference.
BEAVEB FALLS HILLS TO RESUME,
Strikers Say They Didn't Have a Chance to
Tote Against the Resolutions.
A telegram from Reaver Falls asserts that
a Carnegie official states that the mills will
resume Operations on November 1.
Many of the strikers claim that at the
meeting held on Wednesday evening no op
portunity was given those present to vote
againit the resolutions then adopted, and
that the vote therefore did not voice the
sentiment of the meeting.
3 yards long, $2. Muff to match, 93 cents.
Come and see. K. S. Giles,
92, 94 and 96 Federal street, Allegheny.
SOME ONE NEGLIGENT.
Edgar Wood's Death Caused by
Westinghonse Company Wire.
CURRENT TURNED ON TOO SOON.
Coroner McDowell Trying'to Ascertain Who
Touched the Button.
A BLOOD-STAINED WIRE AS ETIDEKCE
The electrocution of Edgar Wood Wednes
day may turn out a more serious affair than
was first expected. The Coroner's inquest
brought out some startling information,
and clearly proved that Wood met death
from a Westinghouse Company wire. The
case will be taken up again to-day, and
then the blame will be settled.
The Allegheny County Electric Light
Company runs its vires along Duquesne
way. The Westinghouse Company has a
cabinet shop on Duquesne way, opposite its
large electrical establishment, and had two
wires running between the buildings. At
Garrison alley and Duquesne way the Alle
gheny County Company has L one of its
poles. On it are four cross bars. The pole
is the property of the Allegheny County
Company, but as a matter of convenience
the Westinghouse wires crossed those of
the former company on this pole. They
did so in such a manner as to make it dan
gerous for the linemen of the Allegheny
County Company to do their work. The
Westinghouse people had been asked to
move them, and this was what Mr. Wood
was doing when he was killed.
A Westinghonse Wire Killed Wood.
Mr. Wood was told to move the wires
down below the first crosspicce and fasteu
them to insulators on the pole. According
to the testimony brought out in the in
quest, J. S. Russell and Edward Hnrley,
two Allegheny County Company linemen,
were at work on the same pole. They were
up above Mr. Wood. He was standing
with one foot on a step of the pole and his
other leg through an iron brace. Wood
had to cut the wires. He had scraped the
insnlation off the Westinghonse wire with
bis knife, getting it in readiness to make
the connection. While engaged at this, a
man appeared at the engine room of the
Westinghouse building. He called to
Wood, asking him when he would be ready
to have the current turned on.
Wood answered, "In 15 or 20 minutes."
Russell and Hurley both called to the
man: "Don't turn the "juice' on or you
will kill us ail!"
The man then' disappeared within the
boiler room. The men resumed their work,
but a very short time after Wood was seen
to fall grasping in his hand the wire he was
scraping. The witnesses proved that Wood
had not been working with any but West
The Wire Given as Evidence.
The piece of wire which caused his death
was produced at the inquest. There were
blood stains on it, and the marks the knife
had made were plain. Mr. Russell also
said that Wood's pliers were not insulated.
John Kaerchcr, an official of the Westing
house Company, said the current was off.
After these facts had been brought on't
the inquest was adjourned until to-day.
Coroner McDowell in speaking of the cose
last night said: "It was clearly proven that
Mr. Wood was killed by one of his own
company wires. It is also clearly shown
that the current was not on when he com
menced his work. Mr. Wood was employed
on this pole for nearly three hours and death
would have occurred a great deal sooner
had the current been on. Another 'fact is
that the young man used his knile to
scrape the wire. Had the wires been charged
the steel of his knife blade would have
formed a circuit and death would have fol
lowed. The evidence shows that the cur
rent was turned on almost immediately
nfter Wood told the Westinghonse engineer
to wait 20 minutes before be charged the
"J have not been able to definitely prove
who the man was who turned the current on.
I took the jury down to the Westinghouse
building and all examined the pole where
Wood met his death. Russell and Hurley
were along and identified Edwin Goodwin
as the man who appeared at .the door and
addressed Wood. The case will be
thoroughly sifted to:day and the blame
placed on the proper parties."
REPUBLICANISM AT SEWICKLE7.
Congressman Stone Addresses a Big Meet
ing There Last Night
The Republicans of Sewickley flocked to
the Opera House last night to hear the Re
publican issues of the campaign discussed.
Attorney Cornelius was Chairman. He in
troduced William M. Benham, of Pitts
burg, who spoke eloquently and wittily for
40 minutes. He denied that the Demo
cratic party was a party of retrenchment,
legislation or reform, and criticised its ac
tion in the last session. He proceeded
with a discussion of tariff, reciprocity, na
tional currency, merchant marine and pen
sions. Congressman W. &. Stone was the next
speaker. His theme was the tariff, and he
showed in a forcible manner that the labor
ing man was primarily benefited by the
protective system, as the wages were higher
and the cost of living just as low. He also
dealt with local politics.
J. M. Foster, colored, made a 15 minutes'
speech, in which he advised all of his race
to vote for Harrison and Reid..
What's Become or Nellie BlyT
Why, she's writing for the New York
Family Story Paper, of course. Just watch
the boys distributing the opening chapters
of her new story and get a copy iree. Her
new story began in No. 091 of the Family
Story Paper. For sale by all newsdealers.
Advice to Wives and Mothers.
Don't give your husband any peace until
ho has insured his life. If lie should die.
what would become nfyouund the children?
If bis life was insured, you'd bo all richt.
llesidcs. If he insures in the Equitublo Lite
Assurance Society, he gets tlio money in 20
years himself if he livos. What a nice pro
vision for your or his declining years. Get
him to send his age for sainplo leinlt policy
to Edward A. Woods, Manager, SIC Market
Don't fall to see our line of hunting suits
before making your selection lor the hunt
ing season. Wo have in stock coatq, vests,
hat, leggings, belts nnd sweaters. Also tlio
fineit line of boxing glove, foot Dall goods
and general athletic goods In the ciiy.
A. G. 1'batt Co .
502 Wood stieot, Pittsburg, l'a.
No Advance in Prices.
The location of the Trethewev Manufact
uring Company's new plant atlirinton will
gieatly enhance the valuo of lots in our
Brlnton plan, but we iiaye not increased our
prices as' yet. It will pay you to purchase
East Pittsbitbo Imtoovejiest Compact,
Westlnghouso btuldinsr, Pittsburg, Pa., Hunk
building, Wilmoraing, Pa.
Don't Take the Bisk
Of fire or thieves, but keep your valuiblo
"papers, bonds, etc.. In the sale deposit vuuln
of tho Farmers'
jjepou national iiank,M
Uoxes rented at $3 a year
Ton Know, We Know,
Everybody knows the cheapest place for
children's fur sets. Come aud see.
. 3. Giles,
92, 91 and 9S Federal street, Allegheny.
De Witt's Little Early Risers. Uest pill
or biliousness, sick headache, malaria.
Children's Cloth Caps.
Over BO styles, from 1 Jo up to $3 00. Come
and see. E. S. Giles,
W, 94 and 96 rederal street, Allegheny.
A JOKE ON HIS WIFE.
'A. Man Who Laughed When He ntard'That
Bis Consort Had Taken Out a TJcense to
Harry Another Fellow He Enjoyed the
The queer speciaele was witnessed in the
marriage license office yesterday of a man
laughing with great gusto and treating as a
huge joke the fact of his wife marrying an
ther man when she had no right to do so.
The individual, a man' about 25 years of
age, entered the office and asked for infor
mation concerning a couple whose names he
gave. He was told they had taken out a
marriage license on September 20.
The man at this had a good laugh and ex
claimed: "Why, she's my wife I"
The clerk informed him that the lady had
sworn she had never been married before.
The visitor replied that she was married
to bim three years ago in Greensburg and
they were not divorced. She was but 17
years old then. He heard she was living
with another man in MoKeesport and ho
wanted to find out about it. " Everv few
minutes he would shake his head and laugh
heartily at the idea of "that woman" get
ting married when she bad no business to.
Not content with this he told the affair to
every one who entered the office, as a great
joke on the woman. He finally left with a
broad grin on his face, remarking "I'll
settle the business for them." He,neglected
to give his name, and as the woman had
given her maiden name there was no clew to
I0BE ITS IOHGTJS LOOSE.
A Sewickley Man's Frightful Abuse
, Dumb Brnto.
Samuel C Little, of Sewickley, ha3 been
arrested by Secretary Dorente, of the Anti
Cruelty Society. He is a horse dealer and
among other animals he has a pony.
Last Friday he was doing something with
it and its actions did not suit. him. He
caught the pony by the tongue and swung'
fcue auimai arounu several niuvs. iv iieu
he loosened his grasp the tongue was hang
ing out of the pony's mouth dead. A lady
who saw the act tainted.
Since then the horse has been unable
to eat, blood continually running from its
mouth. Little is under 9300 bail for a
hearing before a Haysville justice -Monday.
A HEW FUEL C0NTBACX,
Philadelphia Company's Brilliant Sta
tion Agreement at an End.
Chief Bigelow yesterday opened bids for
sewering and paving several streets. The
bids were referred for tabulation. The con
tracts will be awarded to-day.
At the same time the bid's for furnishing
fuel to the Brilliant water works will be
opened and awarded, the Philadelphia
Company's low Tate contract for the snmmer
months having expired.
WILL EEPORT ?0B TBIAL.
W. T. Brooks Expected to Appear in Court
When He Is Needed.
Constable James Sherran, of the Twenty
eighth ward, stated last night that W. T.
Brooks, the real estate agent, who is alleged
to have disappeared to escape trial, was not
so far away as was supposed. Mr. Sherran
received a letter yesterday from a friend
stating where Mr. Brooks could be found,
and it is thought he will show up in court
either to-day or to-morrow.
Teaching the Voter How to Vote.
The Republican Vigilance' Committee of
the Sixteenth ward met in their wigwnm on
Main street last night. John Gripp, Chair
man of the Republican County Committee,
presided. Among others present were
Councilman Robert Warren, Henry Nichols
and O. A. Wazgoner. Alderman Gripp
made a short speech, explaining'how the
vote was cast under the new Baker ballot
law. A voting booth has befen placed in
the wigwam and all voters will be in
structed. Will Aid the Press Club.
E. 8. Willard, the actor, has written a
very cordial letter accepting the invitation
to appear at the Press Club testimonial
benefit at the Duquesne Theater on Friday
afternoon, November 18. Mr. Willard has
never m&cu uurb iu a fiiuiuar euienuin
The Republicans Will Win.
B. F. Jones returned from New York last
night, where he has been for the past ten
days. He said Harrison would carry every
State he carried before and possibly some
others. He. says tho outlook lor a Republi
can victory is very bright.
An Excellent Price List
lias Just been Issued by Jas. 3. Weldon, the
grocer, and all interested parties can save
money consulting It. It is prepared In con
venient lorm for preservation, an incentous
idea enabling every copy to be hung on a
hook or nail. t
DELP & BELL.
Barcolns Irx Furniture.
Wehavojnst plaoedonsnle another
carload of our wonderful
Cabinet Folding Bed at $13,
The regular price of this bed i $23 every
where. They ai o going last. Call early and
icavo your order.
DELP k BELL,
IS and 15 Federal St., Allegheny.
X. B. Seo the bargains we offor In cham
ber and parlor suits. seiS-jiwrsu
Shoes are the
$3 Gents' Shoes are
best tannery calfskin.
$3 Shoes, made in the latest
styles and patterns.'
$3 Shoes, made in Bluchers,
Balmorals and Congress.
$3 Shoes, made in tipped
and plain toes of every de
$3 Shoes are suitable for all
G. D. SIMEN,
1 78 OHIO ST,, ALLEGHENY, PA.
1 -, ocU-xw
Dry Goods House.
Friday, Oct. 28, 133X
JOS, HQRNE & C0,S
PENN AVE. STORES.
A magnifictnt stock, comprising a
collection, of beautiful and elegant
Fabrics never equaled in these cities,
and for variety and selectness cer
tainly not exceeded anywhere.
The shades include the very latest,
most desirable and most delicate tints,
fully approved by the present fashions.
Cream Silks of all kinds suitablo
for bride or attendants in many ex
quisite new weaves, including
PEAU DE CYGNE, .
CRINKLE EPINGALES. -
"And all the other staple "Wedding '
' All these weaves come also in the
delicate shades for general evening
and reception wear.
New Brocaded and Striped
CREPE DU CHENE
For party dresses,in very many beau
i tiful new styles and colors.
Also many new styles in
More than 15 new styles in rich
For sleeves and general trimming.
In Poppy, Acorn and many other
striking designs, suitable for sleeves,
Extra wide (44-inch) Crepe du
Chene, in white and fine shades.
The special attention oFall shop
pers is directed to the large number
of special bargains offered just now
in these important lines.
In Crepe du Chenes, 23 inches wide,
at 75c a yard, that are fully worth S 1.
In self-embroidered India Silks, beau
tiful designs, 24 inches wide, at 75c a
yard, that are worth every cent of Si.
In plain India Silks, full 27 inche3
wide,at"75c ayard; regular $1 value.
And in figured Broche Duchesse, in
beautiful changeable effects, extra
values at $1. 50 and $2 a yard.
In all evening shades, rich combina
tions for opera wraps.
Striped, Brocaded and Figured Silks,
handsome and exclusive effects in very
great variety of designs and colors.
J0S1 on GTS
PENN AVE. STORES.
- RARE BEAUTY.
A host of charming pieces, so rich,
so effective and so appropriate for tht
boudoir or home of the happy bride.
' Our three STORES and four ART
ROOMS are at your disposal with
courteous clerks to assist you in your
A. D. CUPS
.ICE CREAM SETS,
We can suggest so many things.
E. P.-ROBERTS & SONS,.
Fifth Ato. and Market St
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