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THE PITTSBUBG; DISPATCH, -SATURDAY, ' JULY 27, 1889.
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Distributed Next Week
FOE JOHNSTOWN'S BELIEF.
The Commission's Meeting is Called
for Wednesday Next.
POSSIBIEB EASTERN OBSTACLES,
Treasurer Thompson's Individual Yiews
and Inside Facts.
2IH. MAETIK SOT TET EEADX.TO TALE
There was a rumor current yesterday that
several members of the Governor's Belief
Commission were opposed to the rapid dis
tribution of the relief fund in Johnstown.
This opposition was reported to come prin
cipally from the eastern members. W. E.
Thompson, Treasurer of the fund, asked on
this very point, said:
"I cannot positively say whether there
will be any opposition by the commission
in regard to placing the money or not; but
for myself, I shall advocate the quickest
possible distribution of the fund. I am of
opinion an opinion formed by a close ttudy
of the situation that the sooner the money
is placed in the hands of the people, the
better it will be for all parties concerned.
"Why should we hold it back? The people
of Johnstown are not children, and they are
tired of the sort of 'parental authority the
commission exercises over them, and they
want to regain control of their own business.
A JFOKIUDABLE FEATUKE.
"Another feature to be taken into consid
eration is the fact that many people, know
ing that they are to receive money, are lay
ing back waiting for it. If they had the
amount coming to them, and knew that
they could not obtain any further supplies,
they would soon become self-supporting.
Of course, immediately after the disaster,
when the people were paralyzed with the
enormity of their loss, there was a need of
some one to say to them what to do and how
to do it; but that day is past the people
now are able and willing to take hold for
"Up to last night I have distributed about
5150,000, and there is $50,000 more in
the vaults of the first National
Bank to commence on to-morrow.
"We shall probably put out in
the city about $1,000,000, and in my opin
ion we can't do it any too soon. I admit
that I had serious doubts of the practibility
of so doing a week or so ago; but, after hav
ing been among the people of Johnstown, I
have become thoroughly convinced that
thev are to be trusted to act for themselves.
They are principally of Welch o'r German
extraction, and are consequently very
ON DEPOSIT AT ONCE.
"I was talking to the acting cashier of
the First National Bank a day or so ago
and he remarked that the deposits had in
creased most materially since the commis
sion had begun the distribution. "Why, we
have cashed $5,000 in checks here at our
home office in the past week. That does not
look much like squandering their money,
docs it? And another thing: the people are
nearly all educated; we do not find above
5 per cent who cannot write their name.
They are the same class of saving people
one meets at the Dollar Savings Bank here
on Saturday afternoon depositing their
surplus. The Cambria Iron Company will
soon be able to o0er work to nearly as many
men as previous to the. flood. At their end
of the town all is life and earnestness. The
steam is pouring from the furnaces, and the
little engine darting here and there with its
load of freight. The ruined portion is being
rapidly rebuilt, and will soon be completely
"What we should do is to distribute the
money as rapidly as consistent with thor
oughness, deliver the city into the charge
of its citizens and withdraw, with the firm
conviction that we have done all that was
possible under the circumstances."
mb. aiAEvnr non-committal.
S. S. Marvin was interviewed on the same
subject, and said: "I am not prepared to
make any statement in regard to the matter
at present. The commission will have a
meeting at Johnstown on the 31st inst,
when, beyond doubt, the question will be
discussed, and upon the evidence brought
iornard I shall advocate the adoption of the
plan which seems to be of the most interest
to all parties interested,and I have no doubt
that every member of the commission will
do the same. It would be impossible to find
a more capable or upright body of men than
the present Belief Committee, and they will
make no mistake, you may be sure of it
They have only the welfare of the Johns
town citizens at heart."
Messrs. James B. Scott and Beuben
Miller, the remaining members of the local
commission, were out of town. Telegrams
for the opinions of Mayor Fitler, of Phila
delphia, and Governor Beaver met with
like results no response.
The reports of extensive frauds in the ob
taining of checks is denied by Tieasurer
Thompson. Many people have made false
statements to the local committee; but, when
it comes to swearing to the same in the
Treasurer's office, they generally weaken
and confess the fraud.
INCLUDING THE OTHER JOHNSTOWN.
Contributions for Flood Sufferers From a
Namesake of Experience.
Contributionsto the Johnstown relief fund
for Thursday and Friday amounted to 55,
705 44, making the total $772,519 44. The
Employes of the Chicago Wire Spring Com
pany. Lockport, 111.. 161 50; citizens of James
town, N. Y additional,$30S 76; citizens of West
Alexander. Pa-, additional, $6; citizens of De
troit, additional. $5,27518; collected by the
ficayune, New Orleans, La., $54.
AFEAID OP PALESTINE FJSTEES.
Local Clergymen Talk of Postponing a'Trlp
to the Holy Land.
A meeting of local ministers who con
templated a trip to Palestine was to have
taken place yesterday, but, owing to the
absence of Dr. D'Has'ee, was adjourned.
The object was to discuss the advisability of
postponing the trip for a month or two, be
cause fever is very prevalent in the Holy
Land during the months of September and
The Daly Inqaeit.
At the Coroner's inquest on John Daly,
who died at the Homeopathic Hospital
Thursday night, as is alleged, from a blow
administered by John McNally, Sr., W. C.
Malone and Angust Bollin testified that
they saw McNally hit Daly and knock him
down. The inquest was adjourned until to
day at 11 o'clock.
Tbe Beer Glass urn a Weapon. -James
Hanna, residing in Soho, was held
in $300 bail before Alderman Jones yester
day, to answer to William Henderson, for
knocking him down with a beer glass.
THE SWALLOWTAIL 33 Mj
and the drinking habit of American swells,
are discussed in to-morrow's Dispatch by B.
HITHER AND THITHER.
movements of Plirabargera and Others of
F. lb Pope, expert electrician of the
Westlnghouse Company, returned to his homo
in New York last night, accompanied by
Charles A. Terry, Esq. When the electrician
became aware of the presence of a reporter, he
said: "Well, if yon want anything new. yon
can ot this down: Pittsburg produces now
about 6,000 horse power of electricity every
day. which is more than is produced by any
other city In the United States, not even ex
cepting New York. Now. yoa did not know
that, did you T Well, here is another pointer:
Your city is better lighted to-night than I have
ever seen a city, either In tbe Old or the New
Mrs. Cohen, Mrs. Dunlap, .Mrs. Duff,
Mrs. Herron, Mrs. Dunlevy and Mrs. McElroy
are the ladies on the committee appointed by
the Bociety for the Improvement of the Poor
to visit Oakmont this afternoon to view tbe
new property the society contemplates pur
chasing there. The good this noble society has
already done in affording healthful outings to
poor little waifs is best evidenced by this need
of extending the work.
William Crosby, the genial hotel clerk
of tbe Anderson, has been on a vacation for
two weeVs, and he came back yesterday look
ing as brown as a berry. "I have been at St.
Clair Springs," he said, "and had a very nice
time, indeed. It was only too short, that's all.
I tell you there is a good deal of fun In it. If a
a man can be his own boss, even for two
Mr. Bichard Brokaw and wife will
spend some weeks in Mercer county. Some
policemen will not mourn Dick's departure,
but some of his friends thins: the Incandescent
lamps on Smitbfield street will burn but dimly,
and that "sweet prospects, sweet birds and
sweet flowers" will all lose their awcetnfess
when he departs.
John T. Caldwell, Treasurer of the
Philadelphia Company, and J. M. Jackson,
President of tho Union Switch and Signal
Company, went to Washington last night on
business. Mr. Jackson intends to look up the
details of that new contract for lighting the
business portion of Washington wltb elec
tricity. Mart Jes'skofoskt, daughter of J. Jlnsko
fosky, of 1622 Penn avenue, had her linger
seriously injured yesterday. Her mother was
using the wringer, and while the child was
playing around it,her lingers caucht in tbe cog
wheel, crushing her thumb, which D. H. Hiber
believes may have to be amputated.
, D. H. Blasern, of the Midas Criterion,
a distillery organ of Chicago, pasted through
the Union depot last night on the limited, and,
talking about whisky, he said that within tbe
last month the best rye bad gone up in price 60
Eer cent owing to the bad crop of cereals used
i the manufacture of that liquor.
Mrs. William McCreery and daughter
and Mrs. Judge Ewing spent yesterday in
Johnstown. They were much pleased with the
work that had been done by the local Ladies'
Committee, and surprised at the progress in
every department of the work of building a
J. O. Brown, Chief of the" Department
of Public Safety, took tbe train for Harrisburg
last night. "There is nothing new under the
sun, my boy," he replied to tbe stereotyped
interrogatory of the reporter. "The city is
awfully quiet, and I am going East for a
change of air."
Mr. E. Gear, of We'llsville, N. Y.,
formerly member of the Sixty-first Pennsylva
nia Volunteers, and well known as a gallant
old soldier, is in the city on business and call
ing on his numerous G. A. It. friends.
Mr. S. Stutz, mining engineer of this
city, has departed for the Paris Exposition.
Before returning Mr. Stutz will visit tbe min
ing regions of the old countries to Investigate
the coal and coke industries.
Charle J. Lang was yesterday elected
as tbe successfnl candidate for Colonel Bayne's
appointment at Annapolis, to fill the vacancy
caused by tbe death of tbe former cadPt, who
was tbe brother of tbe present candidate.
There will be a meeting of the officers of
the Hibernian Rifles, Battalion B. ofE., at
Flannery's Hall. Frankstown, to-morrow. All
officers or tbe order are respectfully invited
by Major F. McKnight to attend.
Bev. D. K. Nesbit, formerly pastor of
the Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, now of
Peoria, I1L, is in the city. Mr. Nesbit officiated
at the luneral of Will Brown, son of Cap
tain Samuel Brown.
J. N. Pew, President of the People's
Natural Oas Company, who has been in Ohio
for the last two days looking up some of his
oil property, returned yesterday.
C. Beringer goes to Chautauqua and
Niagara Falls, after which he will sail up the
lakes. He takes a considerable number of his '
family and relatives with him.
J. M. Barr, an electrician of the "West
lnghouse Company, went for a two weeks' trip
to New York last evening.
A. W. Jones, who is largely identified
with iron interests in Youngstown,0., has regis
tered at the Monongahela.
Miss Nan F. Case, of Harrisburg,
daughter of City Assessor Case, is visiting her
parents on Marlon street.
James "Woodward Clark, of Indiana,
Pa., son of Justice Clark, of the Supreme
Court, Is in the city.
Dick Quay was flitting around the cor
riders of tbe United States Custom House yes
terday. William Swindell, Councilman of the
Third ward, Allegheny, left for the East last
Corvin Gamble, son of James Gamble,
coal merchant, is home on a visit from Mexico.
I. H. Hirsch, of Schamberg's banking
establishment, left for New York last evening.
United States District Attorney Lyon
is at Sunbury, Pa, on court business.
Percy F. Smith is again ontof bed,
after three weeks' illness.
DISCUSSING CAMPBELL AGAIN.
Pittsburg's Bottle Blowers Meet and Talk
the Thins; Over.
The local lodge of Pittsburg bottle
blowers held a meeting last night at K. of
L. Hall, heard and adopted the report of
delegates at the recent convention in At
lantic City. President Campbell's action
in behalf of L. A. 3X), in the importation
of foreign labor, was discussed. There was
manifest a feeling among the members of
the organization to sift the matter through.
The meeting was adjourned until August
23, when further action will be taken n
the Campbell case.
AS BAD AS POSSIBLE.
That In the Diagnosis of Many Typhoid
Case In Hospital.
The number of typhoid casei now in the
Allegheny General Hospital is 35. All of
these are not virulent, but the doctor in
charge stated last night 'that several are
about as bad as they can be. One death oc
curred yesterday, but it is doubtful whether
typhoid was the cause. The influx of
typhoid patients began at the hospital about
five weeks ago, and has been steadily in
creasing ever since.
DELIRIOUS AND INJURED.
A Gentleman Who Went Out for a Walk
and Landed In n Hospital.
John Flannigan, of 207 Third avenue,
went out for a walk on Sunday morning,
and the next his relatives heard of him was
that he was lying at the Homeopathic
Hospital with a fractured leg. Being some
what delirions he is unable to say how he
was injured, except that the accident hap
pened on Fifth avenue. v
A NEW GLASS FACT0EI
At McKee'a Old Chimney Works' to be
Opened About Angnit IS.
"William Schutte, J. S. Felker, James
Hays, John Patterson, E. T. Adams and
Joseph McMurtry, directors of the Peerless
Lead Glass Company, met last night and
arranged to start the old McKee chimney
factory, on South' Eighteenth street, about
August 15. Tho new company has a capi
talization of 75,000.
Dr. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn
street! Pittsburg, Pa. s&sa
M ADA HUTTI? in to-morrow's Dl8
tliAit A. ilBliliEl) patch, describes how
a Broadway mother acts, and thowt that ap
pearances are sometimes decMJuU
THEY flOST TELL ALL
Hints of a Hidden Hand to be Flayed
in tbe Flemon Business.
THE LOCAL FINANCE COMMITTEE
Eefuses to Hake a Eeport, tut Got. Beaver
Will bo All Surrounded.
BET. BENTLEY TALKS ENIGMATICALLY
The colored people held another meeting
in the Franklin street schoolhouse last
nightIsaac "Washington presiding, M. K.
Broadax Smith, who saya he isn't rever
end, made his presence felt for the first
time in these meetings. t
The first question presented wax as to the
amount owed the janitor. Mr. Foster
stated that he claimed three nights' pay de
linquent. Chairman "Washington said he
had paid two nights' rent for the' hall, and
but one was owing, and Mr. Foster was sent
to hunt the janitor. Meantime Bevs.
Pryor and Smith reported the interview
of the committee sent to Union
town to confer with Governor Beaver.
Mr. Smith refused to be dubbed "Rever
end," but preferred to put himself in the
same class with an Eastern preacher whose
title is D. D. D. D. D. D., decided decliner
of the dubious degree of doctor of divinity.
Mr. Smith said he'd rather be called Broad
ax. Mr. Smith thonght that sufficient
effort to get money had not been made. He
said there were lots of rich white men in
this city who expressed pity and Mr. Smith
wanted them to have them express it in dol
lars and cents. Broadax said it wouldn't
be any harm
TO -WOKK ON SUNDAY,
and let all the preachers in the city wrestle
with their congregations. He expressed an
opinion that proper effort, backed with
money, would save Flemon.
Mr. Foster again insisted that means be
raised to send some famous lawyer to South
Carolina, for Mr. Foster felt in his osseous
structure that Flemon would go back to the
Mr. "Wright reported that a gentleman
named Colonel Scott and others had given
him some cash for the cause, -and Colonel
Scott had said he would stand with the col
ored people to see that Flemon should .not
be taken back.
A man addressed the Chair and said if
South Carolina were civilized it would be
all right to allow Flemon to go back, but
not as the case stands. This man rerused to
give his name, as he said he lived in the
South and was a lawverand did not propose
to give his name. He said the Bepublican
party had done wrong in allowing those
one-legged, perjured wretches to come back
to Congress after fighting tour years to de
stroy the Government. This anonymous
gentleman said the only way the negroes
conld get their rights was to arm
and fight for them, "If you say
this man shan't go back he will
not be taken. Applause. The colored
people must imitate the whites in their
hieher civilization and not in their vices.
I am astonished to find men smoking in this
hall to-night. In the South we tried to
pray this tyranny down, tried singing it
down, tried voting it down, but now they
TO FIOHT IT DOTVN.
"It's as much of a pleasure to die for the
right as to be born, we must not smoke or
chew tobacco, as we cannot afford it. Let
us work, save money and get homes and in
fluence." Mr. Isaac Morton moved the appointment
of a committee on resolutions.
Voices What's resolutions?
Mr. Morton Resolutions is resolutions.
Broadax essayed to make a speech, when
'Mr. Morton attempted to interject, but
Broadax said: "You can't say what I want
to say. We want to get up resolutions in
the spirit of the Southern brother who has
jnst spoken. If we don't talk out plainly
these white men at Harrisburg will look at
your committee and ask: 'Where's the rest
of your niggers?' "
Mr. Morton's motion prevailed, and
Messrs. Isaac Morton, B. F. Stewart, Joseph
"W Taylor, Bev. P. W. Douse, and tbe
Southern unknown wero appointed the com
mittee. This action smoked the unknown
out and induced him to tell his name, and
when all came out he was found to be Prof.
H. M. Rankin, of the Western Tennessee
When the committee retired a lone and
'angry discussion ensued as to the advisabil
ity ol tbe a inance uommmee making a ret
port. Mr. Chilton opposed for reasons he pre
ferred to keep to himself. Amid angry con
troversy and innumerable points of order
Broadax Smith squelched all advocates of a
report by stating that there were abundant
reasons why the committee should work in
the dark and not expose its aims and give
away facts to the newspapers.
The question of sending & moral influence
committee caused a long discussion, but
finally Bevs. Pryor, Bentley, Clinton, J. J.
Jones, McMillen and Watson, and Laymen
James Smith and Broaaax Smith were ap
THE UNLUCKY THIRTEEN.
Bev. Bentley was in trouble regarding
the more or less mythical committee of thir
teen. Mr. Bentley wanted to know what
the organization is, was or had been. Mr.
Foster replied that it was a ghost The
Chair was in favor of smoking that com
mittee out. He said the only body known
was that which meets in the Franklin
Mr. D. M. Washington said that, so far
as he could learn, the "committee of
thirteen" was composed of James Haskins,
'of No. 46 Wilson street. He could not find
committee had done anything. Broadax
Smith, like Betsy Prigg, believes there ain't
no Mrs. Harris. ,
Bev. Bentley said a little gray-haired man
on one of the newspapers told him- qf the
Broadax Smith said he had been told toe
committee was mostly composed of black
men, but had some "ornary" white mem
Broadax Well, you know what I mean,
Business was suspended to hear the re
port of receipts for the evening. They were
Bev. Bentley I've been urging peace
and regularity, good order, etc., and pray
ing for it, but if Mr. Flemon dies in Pitts
burg I'm one who will assist to give him a
decent funeral and build a monument to his
The Resolution Committee reported as
i BEPOBT OP THE COMMITTEE.
Whereas, We, tbe colored people of West
ern Pennsylvania, having for1 several weeks
past had the case of Bev. C'F. Flemon, of
South Carolina, under consideration, do pro
claim to the citizens of Pennsylvania
and the States of tbe Union tbat we
believe tbat tbe charge made against
Rev. E. F. Flemon by the State of Booth
Carolina for tbe murder of Mr. James Black
well, of Edgefield county, of said State. Octo
ber 29, 1884, Is false and without foundation,
upon which tbey seek by requisition on tba
Governor of Pennsylvania tbe return "of said
Bev. Flemon back to Sooth Carolina to answer
said charge made to him.
Whereas, We further believe that the death
of said James Blaclcwell was tbe result ot a
political riot In which many were engaged and
that many colored men lost their lives; and
farther, we believe tbat tbe State ot South
Carolina seeks tbe return of said Flemon for
the ipnrpose of Intimidating tbe colored people
of Edgefield county in the assertion of their
political right": we further petition tbe Gov
ernor of Pennsylvania to use every legal means
to thoroughly Investigate the charge made
against Rev. Flemon and the circumstances
leading to th death ot James Blaclcwell before
surrendering the prisoner to the officials of
Jfeiolved, That we, the colored citizens cl
Pennsylvania, will use all honorable and lawful
means within our power to defend the pris
oner, and would ask all law-abiding citizens
to join us in the issue, that justice may be done
tba most bumble citizen, "and especially
throughout tbe South, where the negro is de
nied his political and civil rights.
Signed by the committee,
B. F. Swtwabt. Secretary.
FOE PINANCIAIi SEASONS.
The Chair announced that as Monday
night was tbe best on which to make collec
tions, it would be the night of meeting here
As a parting shot, Mr. Foster again de
manded that some lawyer, a rebel Brigadier,
be hired to defend Flemon in South Caro
lina. Sheriff McCandless yesterday received an
order from Governor Beaver asking that
Flemon be held until after Tuesday.
Flemon is ordered to appear by counsel at
Harrisburg on Tuesday next to make good
the facts set forth in his petition, and the
Sheriff of Allegheny county directed to hold
him, Flemon, until a decision is rendered,
notice to be given to the Governor of South
Carolina, who may also be heard in person
or by counsel, the hearing to take place at 4
o'clock P. M.
ASKING FOR FAVORS.
Green Bottle Blowers Desirous of the Win
dow Glass Men' Co-Operation If They
Should Strike The Matter Not Yet Set
tled. A joint conference was held in Philadel
phia the other day between committees of
District Assemblies Nos; 119 and 143 of the
Green Bottle Blowers and a committee of
L. A. No. 300, Window Glass Workers.
The object of the green bottle blowers was
to induce the window glass men to act in
harmony with them during a strike. The
fact of the matter is that the green bottle
blowers have lost a Uvr factories out West,
and, of course,are anxious to get them back.
The conference was attended by a commit
tee from L. A. 300, composed of Joseph
Biggins, William Wallace and Emil Gon
tiere. After discussion the green glsss
workers presented the following paper:
"Whereas, We consider It inconsistent for
one department of trade to assist any corpora
tion to subordinate another department of
trade where both are members of the K. of L;
Resolved. That the joint committees of D.
A.'s 119 and 113 request K A 300 to deter mak
lne contracts for tbe coming season with tbe
manufacturers who operate nod-union bottle
factories in connection with union window fac
tories, until such manufacturers agree to oper
ate their bottle factories according to tbe regu
lations of the Knights of Labor.
Then the discussion was continued, and
the committees exchanged their views as to
what factories were meant. At the close of
the meeting the green bottle blowers passed
a resolution that they would assist the win
dow glass workers whenever they had any
strike by paying them benefits, and in re
turn they expect the same it they should
happen to be in any strike.
This conference is, so far, of some import
ance because the ereen bottle blowers were
the first who urged an investigation into the
charges against President Campbell and L.
A. 300 for importing foreign glass workers.
What will be done in the matter by the
window glass men cannot be stated. ' The
committee will refer the question to the Ex
ecutive Council of the Window Glass
PLASTERERS WANT T0-STBIEE.
Tbey Object to Having Lathing Done by In
capable Bovs or Others.,
It was stated by one "of the members of
the Plasterers' Beneficial and Protective
Association, of Pittsburg, yesterday after
noon that on tbe 1st of August all the
plasterers of this city will strike, unless the
contractors allow them to do lathing as well
This matter came tinder discussion at the
National Plasters' Convention in St Paul,
Minn. Delegates from all over the country
complained that lathing is at present not
only done by non-unionists, but a good deal
or tbe wore is also done by boys, Who get
$2 CO, while the plasterer makes (3 CO. A
resolution was passed that any branch of
the association desiring to strike to fight this
question might do-so', end that they would
be supported. There are about 400 plasterers
in the city, and thqy are determined to
strike next week unless they are given lath
ing as well as plastering.
A number of them
sav that on account of
the work being done
by boys plastering is
made not only difficult, but is dorc so badly
that the safety of the
bouse is affected.
The Smaller Mnnnfac carers Burst ItbyUn
The Sewer Pipe T. ust, which was formed
last spring by the lai est sewer pipe manu
facturers of this couitry at the Hotel An
derson, is said to have burst, and the price
of sewer pipe is now reported to be lower
than ever. As a reason for this change the
fact is cited that the Globe Sewer Pipe
Company, the head of the trust, failed to
take in some of the smaller concerns. The
result has been these little fellows have un
dersold them , to s ich an extent that the
trust could not com- ete.
It Pats Pittsburg Din: infactareraon an Equal
Footlnc V Ilh Wheeling.
The new nail gati ;e, made by the Amal
gamated Association some time ago, pre
sents many advuftages to Pittsburg nail
manufacturers. Jit enables them to compete
with Wheeling nail men, which they could
not do formerly, as Amalgamated men
worked cheaper in Wheeling than here.
This will probably prompt the Pittsburg
nail men to resume work as soon as possible.
Walton's Mines la Operation.
All the mines of Joseph Walton & Co.,
in the Second pool of the Monongahela
river, started up yesterday, the miners ac
ceptlnc'2' cents per bushel. Thisisone
quarteT ot a cent less than is paid in the
Third and Fourth pools, and the manufact
urers are congratulating themselves.
They Met at Last.
Superintendent M. L. Malone, of the new
overnment Building, and Messrs. J. B.
cott. John H. Ricketson and William Mc
Clelland! of the Building Committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, met yesterday after-.
oon rcjauvc mj ujb assiuuicufc oi rooms
one officials. The meetinstwas adjourned
until next wees.
A Ijarce Pipe Contract.
M. Byers, the wionght iron pipe manu
facturer, yesterday secured a contract for
laviag 15 miles of pipe for a gas company in
Bluilou, Ind. The pipe is to be 16 inches
Colorado, Rocky Dlonnmln and
Coast Excursion. .
Ticklets over the Union Pacific Railroad.
via Council Bluffs and Omaha or Kansas
City, are now on sale by all ticket agents.
Excursions to Denver, Colorado Springs,
Pueblo Vind Trinidad, Col.; Cheyenne, Wyo.;
Helena and Butte, Mon.; Ogden and Salt
Lake City, Utah; to the resorts of Idaho;
San Franfcisco and Los Angeles, Cal.; Port
land, Ore.f Tacoma and Spokane Falls, W.
T. Excepting to Spokane Falls, first and
second cla3s ticketsoneway areonsale to all
points named above; also to Salem and
Olympia, OVre.; Seattli , Walla Walla and
other points in Washington Ter. Trains of
the Union Pftcifio Railroad are equipped
with Pullman buffet sleeping cars, Pullman
tourist cars (ok second-class passengers, free
reclining chaiv cars rind through coaches;
also dining cars to Denver.
For rates of tare, maps or any Information
call on or adtiress H. E. Passavant, or
Thos. 8. SpeaV, T., F. & P. Agts., 400
Wood st., P.ittslVurg, Pa.
Mnatina start. "2.1
utenant JCouUa," uHU be
WHICH IS THE SILOAM
Two Factions of a Congregation Claim
to be the Original.
AN INTERESTING CHDRCH FIGHT.
Tbe Pastor and Trustees Disagree
Some Missing Funds.
PROCEEDINGS TO CLAIM BUPREHACT
An advertisement appeared in a Pittsburg
paper yesterday warning all persons against
negotiating with parties representing the
Siioam Baptist Church, East Liberty, or
soliciting money on the church property.
An information was found to have been
made before Alderman Gripp the first week
in May against B. Jones, Joseph Douglass,
J. J. Crawford and John. Chase, charged by
John Lightfoot with having taken the keys
of' the Sunday school of the church, of
which they had been official members, and
suing for the return of somo books, etc
Further seaich led the Teporter to the
home of Bev. W. Duvall, colored, pastor of
the church, on Breckenridge avenue. Mrs.
Duvall called Sister Phillips, a member of
the church, into the house, and the follow
ing allegations went forth, as if on the
THE MONET ADBIFZ.
The Siioam Colored Baptist Church, nntil
about a year ago, had been prosperous and
represented a congregation of 140 zealous
Christian workers, who took every means
in their power to advance the cause of re
ligion and build up the church. They wor
shiped in the rear of Libetty Hall, East
End. About the time stated they decided
that, with combined efforts, they would try
to build a church of their own. Option" was
obtained on a little plat on Hiland avenue,
and each Sunday a collection was taken
and the amount donated toward the church
and the amount yet needed to pay for tbe
land, announced. Bev. Mr. Duvall was on
the Board of Trustees and had assisted in
the financial matters.
Soon a cloud hovered over the little con
gregation. A day of reckoning came, and
officers of the chnrch tried to balance ac
counts of the amount paid in and that on
BOT1I DEFICIT AND MUDDLE.
There was a deficit. There was an awful
mix. A member of the church, according
to the ladies interviewed, accused the pastor,
at church board meetings, of being responsi
ble for the missing money, about 100.
The preacher brought counter charges,
and the congregation split Twenty-five
left the church and rented Armory Hall,
East End, and "set out for themselves."
The reporter was told, by tbe ladies inter
viewed and several others, that the party
making the accusations against Mr. Duvall
was arrested on information of Mr. Duvall
before Alderman Gripp, and was now out on
bail, but the Alderman's clerk could not
find the information last night, and did not
know whether such a case had gone to court
After the faction had left the church the
remaining members excommunicated the
dissenters and claimed to be the original
Siioam Church, while the faction claim
they are the original chnrch and the others
the faction. The faction tried to get pos
session of some of the property, and, accord
ing to allegations of Mr. Lightfoot in the
CABBIED OJT THE SETS
to the Sunday school room and some of the.
books and money. The case is now await
The last chapter in the 1 i ttl e dram a was com
mencedwhen the faction published the notice
mentioned elsewhere with a view of re
straining the congregation from making any
improvements on the land or claiming it as
theirs. B. Jones, a member of the faction,
said its members claimed to be the only
Siioam church, and the whole matter would
have to rest nntil the meeting of the Baptist
association in September, which would de
cide the question. Until then they would
maintain their position as the original and
only Siioam congregation.
On tbe other hand, Bev. Duvall was scur
rying around yesterday hunting his lawyer
to maintain the standard of the faction, still
clinging to their old quarters.
RATES TO BE YERI LOW.
The Railroads Ready to Join Hands With
Passenger agents of railroads centering in
Pittsburg met the managers of the Exposi
tion yesterday regarding excursion rates
during the Exposition. The agents agreed
to take an interest in Pittsburg and the Ex
position, and offered to make tbe lowest
rates ever made for Pittsburg.
Well advertised excursions will be run
often. Just what the rates will oe neither
the railroad people nor the Exposition man
agers will say, but Manager Johnston says
the rate is so low that it will be cheaper tor
conntry folk to come to Pittsburg than to
stay at Home. Everything is harmonious
between the railroads and the society to
make the Exposition a success.
A HOME INSTITUTION.
Some Points of Interest About tbe Western
Friends of the Western University, which,
by the way, will compare favorably with any
other seat of learning in the country, will be
pleased to learn that Science Hall will be
finished by September 1. Its opening means
a pleasant surprise to the public, who will
doubtless be delighted at the forward strides
made by this home institution. Tbe main
'building will be ready for occupancy by
December 31. Among other departments it
will contain is a fine gymnasium. Mechanic
al and electrical engineering will be a new
feature introduced under the direction of
Prof. Charles Volnoy Kerr. Every appli
ance needed for the practical exposition of
these sciences will be supplied. All the
old classes and features of the university
are retained, and many new ones added!.
The examinations take place September 3
and 4. Term begins September S.
Catalogues will be ready for distribution
early next week. Call or send for one.
Rev. Bishop I. W. Joyce
Will preach at Valley Camp grounds at
1050 A. M., Sunday, July 28. Train leaves
Union station (via Allegheny Valley K.
B.) at 8.45 a. M., arriving at camp grounds
in time for morning service. Train leaving
at 12:40 r. si. arrives at camp grounds in
time for afternoon service. Keturning trains
leave camp ground at 6JS0 P. M. and one
after evening service. 3
Use "Una" flour finest spring patent in
the world. "Golden Wedding" the best of
bread flours. "Duquesne" has no equal as
a pastry flour. Homing's "Ivory," gem of
all family flours.
Half-Rate Hnrvest Excursions West,
August 6 and 20, via the "Wabash Line."
For full information write Jo or ca on H
B. Minor, passenger agent, corner Seventh
avenue and. Smithfield street, Pittsburg, Pa.
REAL ESTATE SAYINGS BANK. IJ3
401 fimithfleld Street, eor. Fourth Avenne.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, 45,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. XZS
THE ADIR0NDACKS tn'to-monovf
Dispatch by Kamera, who tells of the jollity
and freedom of a summer camp in the mountain.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITIID.
Incidents of a Day la Two Cities Condensed
Mobk than 2,000 tickets have already been
sold for tbe Cathedral picnio at Silver Lake
Thk ParK Avenue Presbyterian Church,
East End, has been undergoing some repairs
and improvements. '
Yestebdat was the fifteenth anniversary of
Butchers' Bun flood, where 112 people of Alle
gheny were drowned.
Yxs tekday th e Society for the Improvement
of the Poor sent CO children, several of them
.sick babies, to Oakmont for two weeks.
Over 1.000 Pennsylvania Railroad loaded
coat cars are detained at Cleveland and Ashta
bula owing to tbe tie-up of Lake Superior
The police have recovered tbe pocketbook
stolen from a young lady by newsboys at the
post office on Wednesday. Inspector McAleese
has tbe purse.
TDK burning of some old clothes in a garret
occupied by BIcbard Allen on Mulberry alley,
caused an alarm to be rnng from box 64 at 8
o'clock last evening. -
EEroEE Alderman Lehrman yesterday Mrs.
Delia Howard charged her mother-in-law, Mrs.
Kate Howard, wjtb disorderly conduct. Cause
of suit, family quarrels.
Officek Peunei, yesterday arrested James
Johnston and John Bates, boys, for stealing a
ride on Fort Wavne freight cars. Alderman
Tate committed them for five days.
'A chain gave way and a large stone fell at
tbe new Government building yesterday.break
ing a set-stone on one of the projecting corners
near tbe top and necessitating its removal.
John Basexan, employed at the Union
Foundry, Preble avenue, Allegheny, bad his
shoulder blade broken and suffered slight in
ternal Injuries by railing from a scaffold yester
day. M rs. Ellen Musfht, an old lady living on
Bedford avenne. near Elm street, fell down
aflicbtof stairs at her home yesterday, injur
ing her back and dislocating ber right shoul
der. A stili, alarm was sent In yesterday morn
ing to Engine Company No. 11 tor a slight fire
In a flue at tbe residence of J. W. Taylor, on
Ellsworth avenue. Very little damage was
Av ter Melissa Batch, of Monongahela
City, bad fallen and dislocated a hip in this
city Thursday, she walked several squares to a
doctor's office a most painful ordeal and had
tbe fracture reduced.
On Mat Walton's Monongahela Valley farm
he plowed up a gold-hdted sword tbe other
day, bearing the name of William Crawford,
who was burned by Indians on the spot away
back In seventeen hundred and flity-some-thlng.
Oeoroe WmcAN, who opposes tbe opening
of California avenue, Allegheny, until Mayor
Pearson has signed the ordinance, is alleged to
have arrayed two bulldogs and a gun before
City Engineer Ehlers' eyes when he tried to
survey Witman's property Thursday.
Both Secretary Cake and Executive Council
man Conaway, of tbe Window Glass Workers'
Association, scout tbe idea tbat President
Campbell Is at all under tbe Influence of any
particular manufacturer, as has been alleged
with regard to his relations toward James
Chambers, of tbe Jeannctte tank glass fur
naces. Of the 18,632 pupils enrolled in Allegheny's
schools last year, 10,782, on the average, attend
ed, at a cost per capita to the city of it 11. With
sums received from the State and all other
sources, for all purpose., Allegheny school offi
cials handled last year 5358,667 12, and kept a
balance on hand of 110,863 79. In teachers'
salaries there were paid out 1159,907 37. The
value of the school property Is $1,359,144 66.
1828 Imperial Oporto Port, full quarts.$3 00
1669 Mackenzie Port, full quarts 2 SO
Fine Old White Port, full quarts 2 00
London Dock Port, full quarts 2 00
Burgundy Port, full quarts 1 60
Fine Old Spanish Port, full quarts.... 1 00
For sale by G. "W. Schmidt, 95 and 97
Drawing room style,
With all the new automatic improvements.
. These render access to the inside of the
.organ possible without a screwdriver or
tools of any sort, and are peculiar to the
Call at Hamilton's
Music House, 91 and 93 Fifth avenue.
Visit Onr Clilfdren'a Salt Department To
And see the surprisingly low prices on the-'
entire stock of children's and misses' sum
mer dresses. Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
i Penn Avenue Stores.
SANlTABruM and Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Steam-heating and electric lights.
Baths, massage and electricity by trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Spring, O.
Notice is hereby given that on Saturday,
Jnly 27, at 10 a."m., there will be disposed
of at pnblie sale 200 bags of rice. Sale will
take place at West Penn freight station,
corner of Sandnsky street and Church ave
nue, Allegheny City.
Good Hosiery la Chenp Here.
"Fastblacks," fancy stripes, boot patterns,
in cotton and lisle thread, also in pure suk,
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
100 Pieces American challis, 6jo a
yard, most likely the last good assortment
obtainable this season.
tts Hugus & Hacks.
No buffet should be without a bottle of
Angostura" Bitters, the South. American
Men's Enclish linen collars.
Jaxes H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
HAREMS OF WYW '&?&
Carpenter' "t letter in to-morrow't Dispatch, in
which he detcribet the life of the fair pritonen.
REMODELING OUR STORES.
To do so requires closing In Angust
rather than remove stock during build
SELL AT A SACEB7ICB
All Wash Dress Goods,
All Wool Dress Goods,
All SUk Goods, ,
All House Furnishing Goods,
Children's Suits and Wraps.
Ladles' and Misses' Suits and Wraps,
Mantles, Jackets, Shawls.
,606 AND 607 MARKET ST.
A MUSICIAN 02T A STOCK FAEJL
John Vosel Takes to Ohio to Raise Fan
Horsea for the Tori!
John Vogel, well known in musical cir
cles, is establishing a very fine stock farm
at Salineville, O. He has bought 80 acres
of land there, and has erected and equipped
splendid stables, to be used entirely for the
breeding of trotting horses. Already quite
a number of noted pedigree have ieea'
purchaied and stabled; among other
Rhapsody, whose aire has a record of 2i9;
also Blue Ridge, Pannonia Standard (un-
registered), sired by the great Aberdeen; j
and Agnes "V, Fanny Hawkeye, Belle V," "
and many horses of lesser note.
Some of the finest Wilkes and Hamble-.
tonian blood are already included in tho -stables.
A GAI QUARTET.
Four Allegheny Boys Start to Paint
Town a Uttlo Brighter. , ' '
John Blair, residing on Nunnery Hill,'
forgot to lock his trunk, containing $20, yes-a -terday.
His nephews, John and Harry
Blair, discovered the wealth, and, acenma-c n
latins it, started out to have a good time.
Meeting two companions, Thomas and .
Alexander Jarvis, they repaired to a res "
tanrant, and ordered the best in the house.
They then purchased a set of revolvers and
baseball caps, when they were arrested by .
Officer Eichenlaub, and taken to the Alle
Mr. Blair refused to proseoate, and they"
were discharged by Chief Glenn. ,
HIS ASM PULLED OUT.
Frightful Injury SnOcrrd by a Worker
Adolph Glutzof 242 River avenne, Alle
gheny, while engaged vesterday cleaning,
from under the rolls at De Long & French ,"
hair felt factory on Concord street, had his"
left arm pulled from its socket. He was .
promptly attended by Drs. McCready and
Philips, and, frightful as is his injury, will
JULIAN HAWTHORNE'S ?;
cinatina ttory, "Lieutenant Louisa," will ba
published complete In to-morrow't DISPATCH.
JDB. HDRNE k CD.'S
-PENN AVENUE STOREi
Our prices on summer goods now are
the lowest ever known. A look through
the store will convince you of this fact.
To-day 100 pieces more of the extra
fine Scotch Ginghams at 25a
100 pieces more of the finest Amerl-"
can Ginghams at 15c
100 pieces more of the cotton Challis
we are selling so cheaply.
M ore of tbe Printed lawns at Ec; si
large lot of fine French Printed
Batistes at 10c and 12&
The 60c Woolen Dress Goods which
ws are selling at 25c are on a special
table in center of store.
N earby are the new French Challis,
nearly 200 patterns, dark and light
colorings. Cream White Wool Challia
Stylish Woolen Fabrics for traveling
dresses at very low prices 60c a yard
The fancy Scotch and French Flan
nels all reduced. Good goods at 25c,
60c and 75c
In the way of Muslin Underwear and
Dressing Hacques our stock is unusually
complete and large.
In the Suit Boom our entire stock ot
Ladles' and Children's Summer Dresses "
at very low prices. Also great bargains
in Coats and Jackets. All sorts of
Tntveling Wraps, Waterproofs, Dust-
We havo made still further reduc
tions is our large collection of Printed
India Silks, both in short lengths and
full dress patterns. Our bargains m
funcy plaid and stripe Silks are the best
Full lines of Black Suks for Summer
wear at very close prices.
Our Notion Department is filled with .
odds and ends useful for travelers'
use. Brushes of all kinds. Traveling
Bags, Chatelaine Bags, etc
The completeness of our stock will
surprise yon largest In all depart
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JDBi HDRNE R -CD;
PENN AVENUE STORES.