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JUW '-uTT. LM .--, ' ' -' THE ANNDTF1NISHED And "Will Accommodate 130 More Patients at Dixmont. THE TOTAL COST $30,000, Bui the Internal Arrangements Could Not be More Perfect. A B0WLIKG ALLEY FOE INMATES Is One of the Innovations Intended to Amnse and Benefit. GREAT CAEE fcXERCISED IN FEEDING A magnificent annex to the Dixxnont Hospital has just been completed at a cost of $30,000. IU general dimensions are 63x125 feet. The new building stands on the east side of the main structure at an elevation of 200 feet. The style of archi tecture is Bennaisance. The outside dress ing is of red brick, the foundation andbase ment is of cut limestone, whieh has been quarried from the hospital property. The new annex has been in process of erection since September, 1888. There has been con siderable delay in building, owing to the cold weather intervening, otherwise the hos pital would have been completed three months ago. There are three wards, two of which are designed for 50 patients each and one for 30. The main entrance on the west side leads . into a fine ward 81x40 feet, flanked by an octagonal alcove at each end on one side of the ward, and on the opposite side a central pavilion 10x28 feet. Above this ward is one of similar proportions, with adjoining rooms for attendants and bath rooms for the patients. Opening off both wards in each story are laree commodious balconies, which are inclosed in wire netting.so that it makes it impossible for the patient to get out or fail over. The upper ward is a long, narrow room, with a wide alcove, and is designed to ac commodate 30 patients. The windows are guarded with ornamental iron screens, the ceilings are made of corrugated iron, and supported in the center of pretty iron col umns with bronze capitals and bases. The dining room is in the basement; the floor is laid in concrete and the ceiling is made of corrugated iron. A NICE ABBANGEMENT. There are pantries leading oil from the dining room. The food will be received into the pantries from the main building by means of an iron bridge which will connect the two buildings. On the bridge, which is 12 feet above the walks, a track will be laid and a tramway rnn for carrying food over to the new building. One-half of the dining room is a bowling alley and a place for holding entertainments. The floors in the wards are made of polished hard wood. Hhe beds are oak with wire mattresses, and will be furnished with husk and hair mat tresses and the usual comforts. The lavatories are supplied with marble wash bowls, with hot and cold water. The towels are locked in a patent spring rack which prevents the suicidal patient from injuring himself or herself or their fellow patients. 'The windows of th,e rooms occu pied by patients are supplied with iron sashes,"which take the "place of outside screens or bars, thus doing' away with the prison like appearance, which are used'in many other asylums. They are connected by one cord so that the upper sash bal ances the lower, and allows them to be raised 6 inches from the bottom and lowered 6 inches from the top, producing perfect ven tilation, and prevents the patient from escap ing by the windows. BOOMS HEATED WITH STEAM. The building is heated entirely by steam. The main wards are heated directly, the rooms indirectlv. The boilers are situated at the west end of the bnilding, 100 feet from the property. Each ward is provided with a dining room, where the nurses and patients take their meals together. This dining room is in charge of one nurse, who is constantly there. The room is kept under lock and key, so that patients cannot enter without a nurse is with them. Before the patients are allowed to come out after their meals the knives, forks and other table furniture are counted. If any article is missing, no one is released until he or she has been thoroughly "searched. These precautions are necessary, because the hospital has a number of suicidal patients in each of the wards. The food is prepared in one general kitch en, and taken in an underground tramway to each ward. The number of patients in the hospital at present is C83. With the new annex and two frame houses there is accommodation for COO patients, leaving them S3 patients more than there is room for. There are eight people sick in bed, which is a splendid showing for the hospital. POSSIBLE HOMICIDE. A Man Fonnd on Ills Porch With a Wound In Ills Head Ue It Supposed to Have rnllen Down n Hatchway. Frank Smith, a glassblower, is laying at his home in a critical condition, suffering with an injured head. Mr. Smith lives on Gazzam's Hill. Early on Sunday morning his wife found him on the porch of his house, unconscious and bleeding from a wound in the side of his head. Dr. Mc Kibben, of Soho, was sent f5r, and dressed the injury. There was a bad contusion but the skull was not fractured. Smith was unconscious until Monday morning, and then only regained partial use of his faculties. Last night Dr. Mc Kibben said he was in a dancerous con dition, but would probably recover if con gestion of the brain did not ensue. It was thought at first that the injury was accidental and that Smith had fallen down the hatchway of a bnilding in the neighbor hood. Yesterday a report was current that he had been hurt by some men with whom he bad been drinking. The case has been placed in the hands of Lieutenant Mc Eoberts who is investigating it. WILL MAKE ANOTHER EFFORT. Mr. Rohlson Will Present Another Petition for the "Zoo" Gnrden. At the first fall meeting of the Allegheny Park Committee. Hon. Charles W. Eobf. son will present a second pt-'itjon asking for the use of Monument Hill as- a.aiie for a zoological garden. The petition will be ac companied by an opinion from City Solicitor Elphinstone, that the hill can be dedicated for'fuch a purpose, and by a statement ex plaining the intentions of the Zoological garden company, and the a vantages of such an institution. Mr. Bobison beli ves that sach an establish ment would be much more? interesting than the flower conservatories, and is sanguine that the project will go through. He says that the zoological gardens of nearly all large cities of Europe and America are situated within the cities. J. D. Temple Dead. J. D. Temple, well known in Pittsburg, died yesterday in Denver, Col., where lie had gone for the sake of his health. His body will be bronght to "West Bellevue on Friday, where the funeral services will take place. . GEtfEIiAL UASTINUS TALKS. no Defends Governor' Denver nnd Is Watching Ills Own Chances Bill of Johnstown Contractors Cat Down. Adiutant-General D. H. Hastings was in the city yesterday. Among other things, he said: "The only thing that I can say is, that I am very sorry that reflections should be made against the Governor. I know that he is strictly conscientious and as straight as a needle. He would sooner lose that other leg than participate in anything that was not right In the first place con tributions came from all over the country, but the terms of distribution were limited. The majority of the instructions were to dis tribute to the needy in want of food and to alleviate the suffering of men, women and children. HisExcellency was not instructed to distribute the funds placed in his care for the clearing up of the town or rebuild ing it, but simply to alleviate suffering, and I think he has done his whole duty. "Part of my business to-day is to look after the transportation of the old soldiers to Gettysburg, and I shall take care of their interests. Those who are entitled to go will all be provided lor." "Have you made any move in the Guber natorial canvass?" "That is a srood ways ahead. I am watching the situation, and if a good op portunity stares me in the face and I find it might be within the compass of human possibilities that I could be nominated, the chances are that I would accept." General Hastings thought Boyer's elec tion was only a matter of majority. Being asked about E. A- Bigler's candidacy, he said: "My friend Cyrus Gordon says Big ler don't care for the nomination, bnt will accept. Clearfield county Democrats, as a rule, seldom refuse to accept anything offered to them, no matter what the odds are against them." General Hastings came to Pittsburg with the purpose of adjusting the claims against the State on account of relief work in Johns town by ThoE. G. Carlin & Co., "William Anshntz and Contractor McKnight Car lin's bill of $4,700 was cut down to, half .that amount; Anshutz's bill for $2,450 was re duced to $1,600. As has been stated bv The Dispatch, Mr. "Win. Plinn avowed his responsibility for the claims of Anshultz and Carlin, the question at issue being the State's responsi bility for the accounts. The whole matter was brought up yesterdayfor settlement After a lengthy conference it was decided to leave the whole matter to arbitration. The contractors will choose a man, the State another, aud the two will choose a third. General Hastings went to Beaver yester day to consult with Senator Quay in regard to Federal appointments in Central Penn sylvania. TVILLIA1I THAWS FDNERAL. The Dodr Will Arrive This Morale and Lit In State To-Morrow Arranging Details fpr the Burial. "Word was received in this city by private telegrams yesterday that the steamer City of Paris, having on board the body of Win. Thaw, had reached New York. The steamer made the ocean trip in 5 days, 10 hours and 18 minutes, beating the best preceding pas sage by 3 hours and 49 minutes. A tele gram to the office of H. Sampson, the un dertaker, conveyed the information that the body was in good ronditlon. It was re ceived at New York by Wm. Thaw, Jr., Frank Semple and H. Samson, and was conveyed to a special car in Jersey City. The coach was Mr. Thaw's private car, No. 203, of the Pennsylvania line. The train leit Jersey City at G:45 last evening, and will reach Pittsburg at 7:45 A. M.-to-day. On arrival here the body will be taken to tho Thaw residence on Fifth street, where it will remain all day. To-morrow morning the remains will be convened to the Third Presbyterian Church, on fsixth avenue, and will there lie for public view from 10 a. m. to 1 p. ii. Then the church will be closed for an hour, to permit of ventilation and to allow the members of the family and visit ors from abroad an opportunity to seenre their seats. Numerous inquiries concerning the obsequies have been received by Mr. W. K. Thompson from other cities. "Pews in the church have been reserved for a number of old friends and business asso ciates, who have given notice of their inten tion to visit Pittsburg ana attend the ser vices. The funeral services will begin at 2:30 p. 21., and will be conducted by Bev. E. P. Cowan, of the Third Presbyterian Church, Kev. George T. Purvis, of the First Presby terian Church, and Bev. Matthew Biddle, of the Western Theological Seminary. After the services the body will be interred privately. A special meeting of the Tiustees of the Western University of Pennsylvania was held yesterday afternoon in the parlor of the Young Men's Christian Association, and a committee waB appointed by Chairman J. B. Scott to draft resolutions on the death of William Thaw, who .was a member of the board. ' A conference was held by a number of friends of the family with Mrs. Thaw last evening, to arrange the details of the fu neral services and to select the pall bearers. Three gentlemen have been decided upou and have signified their readiness to serve. Until all have been notified, the names will not be published. A SA1) DISCOVERY. Telegrapher Stewart's Brother Found nim Dead on the Tracks. The funeral of Telegrapher Bert Stewart, who was killed ..t Edge wood on Tuesday, will take place at 10:30 this morning from Stonervillc. The obsequies will be attended by many of the railroad operators and em- Eloyes. Stewart Jias been for some time oarding at the house of Dr.-Biggs, EJge wood He had been a widower three years. His first wife was the daughter of Braden Hearst, of Stonerville, she dying of con sumption, and Stewart married her when she was on her deathbed. She only sur vived the ceremony a short time. Stewart was engaged to Miss Laura Hill, daughter of B. N. Hill, "of Edgewood, and would have married her in two weeks. On Tuesday Stewart walked down to the Union depot with C. C. S. Baldridge, of W. A. Herron & Sons. Mr. Baldridge was in no particular hurry, but Stewart was much excited lest he should lose the train, which he expected would bring him nearer to his betrothed. The first marriage of Stewart with its sad ending would have been suffi cient to throw a gloom over his life. The melancholy accident of Tuesday lost makes that life itself a tragedy. Not the least remarkable among the strange events connected with the affair is that the brakeman on the train which caused the death was Sterart's own brother, nnd it was this man who first found the corpse. TDENERS nOLD A PICNIC. They Spend nn EnjoynbleDajrnt the Famons McKff'i Bocks. The Manchester Turn Verein held a pic nic yesterday at McKee's Bocks, and mem bers of all the other Turner societies of Pittsburg ana Allegheny were invited. There were about 1,500 people in the grove, nnd a very pleasant day was spent The active Turners gave an exhibition of gym nastic exercises, aud a prize contest took place. A Clerk Appointed. B. B. Hunnicutt, is now with Uncle Sam, having received an appointment from Inter nal Bevenue Collector Warmcastle to a clerkship in the Pittsburg office. 'Mr. Hun nicutt is an old hand at the revenue busi ness having served in important capacities under both Collector Davis aud Collector Frank. He is deservedly popular and his appointment gives pleasure to himself and his friends. He will commence -active service on full pay from the 1st of September. BLOWERS IDENTIFIED A Letter Slating "ho Some of the Latest Foreign Glass Men Are. THE HEWEST SUKPEISE IN COKE. H. C. Frick Buys the Property of th e Schoon maker Coke Company. A BUDGET OF LITE INDUSTRIAL KEWS Homer L. McGaw, of the National Glass Budget, who is prosecuting the Campbell investigation, yesterday received a letter from a window glass blower about the crowd ot forejgn glass blowers who will arrive in this country on Saturday or Sunday. Mr. McGaw refused to give the name of his correspondent upon the ground that the officials of L. A. ?00 might cause him trouble. In the letter itwas stated that the 160 men who are coming over are not men who had been in this country before, and had gone back to their homes to spend the summer. The correspondent states that many of them, he knows, are being brought here to work, but whether they are under contract or not is another matter. This part of it will be investigated by Mr. McGaw. A number of names of the men coming are furnished. One lot is being brought over by the Mayer Brothers, of Fostoria, O. They came over themselves last year, and upon arriving in this city applied to the officials of L. A. 300 for admission into the Window Glass "Workers Association. They were refused a working card and then went to Fostoria. They applied to the precep tory there and were admitted to the organi zation this summer. They then went back to Belgium, and are now returning with several brothers and one brother-in-law. The crowd have tickets to Fostoria and will be admitted to the preceptory there. They also have a pot maker who is going to Salina, O. His name is Emile Quinnet, and he has already secured a job in the fac tory there. With the crowd is a blower named Louis Toussaint, who is interested in the Mauinberg Glass Company at Fostoria. He is bringing over his brother and one brother-in-law, and has jobs promised for them. The 160 men are divided into two parties. Some of them are here now, but the larger crowd will probably arrive in New York or Boston on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. President Campbell, of the Window Glass Workers' Union, was asked last even ing whether he knew that Belgian glass workers were running ovens, and what he had to say about Mr. McGaw's statement: "Time is too precious," he replied, "for me to waste it by refuting any of Mr. Mc Gaw's statements. All I know is that a large number of men, Frenchman and Bel gians, have been at home during the sum mer and they are now returning." GREEN-MEN DETERMINED. They Finally Decide to Keep Their Glass Factories Idle. The following telegram was received last night from Philadelphia: A meeting of the Eastern Association of Green Glass Manufacturers, including repre sentatives of nearly all the green glass factories in Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Maryland and oth'er States in the Eastern district, was held in this city yesterday, the result of which was the rejection of the demands of the men for the coming blast, and an agreement to stand together nntil the men come to terms. The meeting then adjourned for three months. A manufacturer said: "The blast ought to begin next week, but owing to the trouble tho men will remain idle. When they work they average from $3 to 8 a day for ten months in the year, and this will be lost to them." "Is it likely then that the men and factories will remain idle Tor three months?" "Ves, fully that, unless the men yield on more points than one and throw over Coffey, their Master Workman, with whom We will not treat. In all probability, however, the contest will be as stubborn, for a time at least, as that of two years ago. The manufacturers are In a better position to resist the demands of the men now, than they were then. JTheroisan abundant stock on hand and toe Western manufacturers will nil orders for u: It is estimated, that there are 1.600 ereen class blowers in the Eastern district, aid that 4,000 or 5.000 other men and boys are! dependent upon tnem xor worK. ino aemanus oi tne workmen include increase of waces, a new classification of work and the control of the employment of hands. INVESTING THEIR CAPITAL. Two New Corporations to Start Business In Pittsburg. Application will be made to the Governor on Thursday, September 19, by John F. Steel, Bobert S. Frazer, William J, Smith, Alex. M. Neeper and Alex. Gillfillan, for a charter of incorporation for th.; South Twenty-second Street Bridge Company. The object is the erection of a bridge over the Monongahela river from a poin. at or near the foot of Bradv btreet, to, a pint at or near the foot of South Twenty-second street, In the city of Pittsburg. The struc ture will probably be used by one of the new street car lines. ) A charter was granted yesterday to '.the Brilliant Electric Light Company of Pitts burg, with a capital of 150,000.' The lli rcctora are A. H. Heisev, Eugene IngolU, James P. Aliller, A. E. Townsend and W F. McCook. ANOTHER FIRM SIGNS.' A. C Overboil fc Co. Decide to Grant the Cokers' Demands. The following special was received last night from Scottdale: To-day's session ot sub-Division No. 4, K. of L.. was given up almost entirely to the discus sion of grievances from various localities. It was decided to appoint a committee to whom all grievances should bo submitted, the committee to report its recommendation to the executive board; that body having fnll power to act in all such cases. The secretaries of local assem blies were instructed to prepare statistical records ot all their members, their employ ment, wages, rental, etc., and send to the Division Secretory, who will consolidate the reports for the benefitof the national organiza tion. Daring the session of the convention to day the cokers' scale was signed by A. C. Over holt A Co., who operate tho Emma Works. The men at this plant will resume work at once. A NEW i0RK MASTER WORKMAN. lie Says the Knights la District 44 Are Still Sticking. Benjamin Baker, Master Workman of D. A. No. 44, Tonights of Labor, at Osw ego, N. Y., was in the city yesterday, and paid officials of D. A. No. 3 a visit. He was here making arrangements for the exhibi tion oT a new patenfclgar cutter at the Ex position. He stated the order was in a flourishing condition throughout New York State, particularly in the neighborhood of Oswego, where the membership did not lapse to any great extent. Out of -a popula tion of 20,000 people, the district has about 2,500 members. Master Workman Baker left for Cincinnati last evening. DILLON MAY GO. He Is Billed to Talk on the Ehight-Honr Qarsilon nt Greensbarg. William Dillon, Secretary of the Ameri can Flint Glass Workers' Association, will probably go to Greensburg Monday, to at tend the labor demonstration to be held at that place. He has been invited to make an address on the eight-hour question, and will probably accept the engagement. A large parade in which 10,000 men will bo in line, will precede the mass meeting. Organi zations ot oil kinds will be represented in the parade. Among others who will be there is General Secretary John W.Hays, of the Knights of Labor. ' TTTR PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SCH00MAKER BOUGHT OUT. Tho Frlck Coke Company Slakes Another Deal The President Is tho Coke Kins; or the World McClure'a Next. The latest deal in coke circles is the sale of the J. M. Schoonmaker Coke Company to the H. C. Frick Company. Yesterday afternoon the former firm sent to the newspaper offices circulars stating that they had sold out their entire property to Mr. Frick. They stated that no change would occur in the management, and the business of the company" would be con ducted as heretofore. This means that Coloael Schoonmaker's people will still continue' to transact the business of Mr. Frick's new purohase and remain in his em ploy. Colonel Scboonmaker is summering at Mavville, N. Y.,and the deal was conducted by S. L. Schoonmaker, who said yesterday: It Is purely a business deal on the part of the Frick Uoke Company and tho Schoonmaker Coke Company. The first named asked our price; we gave it, and it is a caso of selL The terms are private. In the Frick Company's hands, considering the condition of the coke business. It will be made easier to maintain the price of cone where there will be a fair proat to the producer, which, in turn, will benefit the consumer; pre venting the large increase in the prices that have prevailed in the past. The Schoonmaker Company 'owned 1,090 ovens, divided as follows: Alice, 251; Jimtown, 294; Sterling, 100, and Bedstone, 451. They also had one-third interest in the Limited Coal and Coke Company's plant, which consists of 300 ovens. By the purchase, Mr. Frick now owns a' trifle over 8,100 ovens, or three-fourths of the total number in the Connellsville re gion. This includes the Moore property, which he has purchased, but the deal has not yet been closed. Itwas rumored on the street yesterdav that the next firm to sell out to Mr. Frick would be the McClure Company. This firm owns 1,356 ovens, and the only one of any pretensions that has not been bought out. Their plant is located on the South west road, near Everson. A member ot the firm stated yesterday that there were no negotiations going on concerning the sale of their plant. Mr. H. C. Frick went to Cressou yester day morning, and could not be seen about his latest purchase. If he buys the Mc Clure plant he will have everything in the region except a few scattered ovens owned by small producers and furnacemen. UNION SMOKES AND SHATES. Barbers Will Talk TJp Union Clears While Shaving Customers. The union cigar makers of this city are mating great efforts to revive the interest once taken in union cigars and tobies. They are sending out notices to all labor organi zations asking them to co-operate with them in driving out of the market non-union goods. They have sent a communi cation to the Barbers'" Protective and Beneficial Association, asking them to lend their assistance to the cause, and buy no cigars that have not been stamped with a union seal. They pledge themselves not to get shaved in any but union shops. The barbers have answered them, saying they will urge the smoking of cigars made by union me; only. Whether their plan is to vary the.' usual talk about the weather, while shaving customers, and ring in an occasional suggestion about blue seal tobieii is not yet known. The fight of L. A. 1374 against McClurg & Co. is still being waged. ST. GEORGE'S DAUGHTERS. They Decided to Pay 10 Cents Apiece at the ' Drath of Hnsbands. The Supreme Grand Lodge Daughters of St. George, continued the work of the con vention 'yesterday in K. of L. Hall, reports of the Grand President and Grand Secretary being read. They showed a membership of about 2000. During the year ?2,655 were paid in benefits. The lodges paid in $10, 000. There are 32 sub-lodges, an increase of 12 during the year. The afternoon session was principally de voted to discussing amendments to the con stitution. The most important action taken wa"s the adoption of .a system for mutual benefit assessments. It 'was decided that hereafter, upon the death of the husband'of a member ot the order, an assessment of 10 cents per member would be levied in the subordinate lodges for the benefit of the widow. Officers for the ensuing year will be nomi nated this morning and the election held this afternoon. HITHER AMD. THITHER. Movements of Fltrsburgers nnd Others of Wide Acquaintance. Bishop Badcmacher, of Nashville, passed through the city en ronte to his home last night. He is returning from a visit to His Holiness, the Pope. He said that the Pope was looking as well and hearty as an old man of 0 could be expected to. On account of his failing energies, all audiences with him are made short. He expressed great satisfaction with the condition of the church in America, and of the diocese Bishop Rademachcr has charge of, bnt did not talk of other topics. The Bishop handed in his report in writing. He said that the parochial school question had not extended to his diocese, and was unknown to him. He sent his kindest regards to his friends in this diocese. Dr. Z. X. Snyder, whose paper on the "Modern Teacher" attracted so much atten tion at the recent teachers' congress, has been elected Principal of the State Normal School, at Indiana, Pa. Dr. Snyder has bi-en for some time acting as Instructor ot the Allegheny County In stitute, and has filled several offices connected illh schools. He was formerly Superintendent of the city schools of Beading, whore he was distinguished for his peculiar tact in managing ybung people. Dr. Bnyder brings to his new position every requisite qualification, and will be, a decided acquisition to Indiana. Chief Bigelow arrived at his office yes terday about 1 o'clock after "Bis seashore vaca tion nnd waited nntil 4 o'clock for a meeting of the Board of Awards, but Chief .Brown had left IhV bnilding a few minutes belore his ar rival and. could not be found during the after noon. AsUIayor McCallin went to Chicago last evening tot a week, the board will probably not be able to nueet until his return. AndrewV Carnegie, wife and maid ar rived In NewXork yesterday on thesCity of Paris, the ship tucking her docks one day ahead ot time. Mr. andt Mrs. Carnegie immediately renaired to their slew York residence, wliero Mrs. Carnegie, Hr..!s lying very ill. Mr. Car negie will come to PUttsburg next week. Mrs. C. BarchfeId, of 72 Cedar avenue, Allegheny, wife of CABarohreld, President of the German Fire Insurance Company, left this morning to join her son'and daughter, Charles K. and Miss Emma, who Have been rusticating in Somerset county forthApast two weeks. Colonel Hawkins aid Colonel Smith, with Adjutant Hays, of tho Tenth Regiment, arrived in this city yesterdayi f rom Greenville, where they bad been to elect n Colonel. It re sulted in the re-election of Coionel Kreps. Charles Pease, General superintendent of the Westingbouse -Electric nnd Manufact uring Company, left for New York esterday. M. D. Woodford, President of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railrbad, passed through the city last night from theast. E. McCall, Division of the Uniformed Knights, East End, visited Lorena Loidc, this city last niguw Mrs. J. H. Prager, of TJniontoVn, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wagner, on Mt wasuiugton. Charles Wachter aud Charles KurtzVof Oakland, left for a two weeks' vacation at t seashore. Wesley P. Way returned to the city Monday after an extended tour of the lakes. Colonel N. Plsyford, of Uniontown, was at the Monongahela House. A. R. Fish and wife, of Camden, are at the Monongahela House. O. G. Scofield, of the OAfo Valley Man vfaclurer, is In the city. Sullivan S. Child, or Philadelphia, is at tbe Seventh Avenue. -james H. Hoyt, of Cleveland, k In tbe city. T0UBSDAY, AUGUST EXTORTION CHARGED. A Suit Bronght Against Alderman Porter by a Colored Barber. BOTH SIDES STATE THEIR CASE. Some Novel Legal Point3 Claimed to Involved in tbe Suits. 18 A MTSTEEI0US DOZEN OF WITNESSES. The following item was received in the course of the usual routine report of the pro ceedings of the day at the clerk's office ot the Court of Quarter Sessions: B. F. Stewart, yesterday, entered suit against Alderman W. H. Porter to recover 81,900, the penalties for alleged extortion by the Aldef man. Stewart claims that on May 23 he and a married colored woman were charged before Alderman Porter by Laura Meyers with adultery. They were arrested and taken be fore the Alderman, who compelled them to pay 516 20 costs, and then discharged them. Stew art claims that tile costs were illegal and an ex tortion. There were 33 items in all, and as an act of Assembly provides for a penalty of $50 on every item of overcharge by on Alderman, Stewart claims that 1,900 is due from Alder man Porter. B. F. Stewart was found at the Union depot, where he has a tonsorial vocation, being of African extraction. He explained that the suit entered yesterday was a civil action supplemental to a criminal charge of extortion, brought against Alderman Porter before 'Alderman Carlisle last June, and upon which the Lawrenoeviile Alderman was held to court in bail of (500. Stewart was disinclined to give any explanation of the matter, but finally related the inside history appertaining to his side of the case. He said: "Several months since a jealousy arose between two colored women in Lawrence ville. A colored man, who I claim was in the employ of the Lawrence ville Detective Agency, 'heard of the row, and fomented it to the best of his ability. He made two visits to the house of one of the women and finally induced her to go to Alderman Por ter's office in his company and make an in formation against the other' woman and my self. This was done and the same officer ar rested me and I appeared and entered bail for a hearing. I then went to sec the prose cutrix, and she admitted that she had no evidence and had simply been actuated by jealousy and tbe detective. CHARGE AGAINST PORTER. "Shejwanted to withdraw the charges, but had no money. We went to Porter's office, and I paid the costs he taxed. Subsequently through my attorney, W. J. Jordan, I made criminal charges against 'Squire Porter, al leging that he had violated his fee bill. The specific charges were that the $16 20 1 paid to bquire i'orter witnout a hearing in tne case included a number of subpoenas which were not served and the presence of five witnesses who did not testify, besides other extortions, in all 38 items of overcharges. Alderman Porter was held for court in $500 bail. The'civil suit follows as a matter of course." ' Alderman Porter's office was visited. The Alderman was not in, but a small boy vol unteered to fetch him. In a moment or two Mr. Porter appeared. He declined to answer any questions about the Stewart case and sent for his attorney, Mr. Sullivan, who appeared with considerable promptitude. Mr. Sullivan maintained that the criminal and civil suits in the case were based upon technicalities. He held that in charges of misdemeanor an Alderman was allowed, to settle the case before a hearing upon receipt of the legal accrued costs from either plain tiff or defendant, and that there had been no illegal charges in the case. ''Squire Porter here interjected a claim that a personal ani mus of Stewart's attorney, W. J. Jordan, was responsible tor the pushing of the suits. SULLIVAN DOES THE TALKING. Mr. Sullivan said: "Mr. Carlisle held 'Squire Porter to court because it was his opinion that Alderman Porter had erred in not incorporating both parties in the one information. This raises a novel point. The act of Assembly does not prescribe that the Alderman must where there are two persons charged with a joint offense consti tuting a misdemeanor join them in the in formation. It is perfectly proper for the magistrate to take separate informations against two or more defendants, only ex cepting cases of felony. But it is the 'duty of the District Attorney to indict jointly where the same line of facts appear. There is nothing that compels tbe Aldermamto put in the same informations the names of two or more persons. It is my opinion, by the way, that upon this same point the De partment of Public Safety will strike a snag in its aldermnnic prosecutions." "Yes," said Alderman Porter, "they have started a tirade against all the Alder men, and that induced Stewart to get in his case against me." The newspaper man said to Mr. Porter: "At the hearing before Alderman Carlisle your constable swore in relation to the bupcenaing of 12 witnesses in the case that he onlv supecnaed certain of the names he was intrusted with. How do you explain that?" "Yes," said 'Squire Porter, "my con stable supcenaed only a few of the witnesses, but he reported to my clerk that the whole 12 had been served, and I taxed the costs accordingly." "Then upon whom should the blame fall?" was asked. "That will have to be decided by a jury, lean only say that my taxation of costs in the case wii3 perfectly legal." Attorney Sullivan terminated the inter view with the assertion that Mr. Stewart's attorney had told him (Sullivan) that tbe suits would not be pressed if Alderman Porter ceased aspersing him (Jordan). FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. A Traveling" Salesman From Ohio Under Arrest In Allegheny. Yesterday afternoon Charles McChesney, connected with tbe firm of Thomas B. Herd & Co., cracker manufacturers on Beech street, Allegheny, visited Alderman McKel vey's office aud had a warrant issued for the arrest of J. C. Stanton for embezzlement. Stanton is a traveling man whose home is in Steubenville. For some time he has been selling goods for Herd & Co. throughout Ohio. He is accused of embezzling $400 of the company's money; which he collected in his work, a tan ton s custom nas oeen to come to the city about once a fortnight, and yesterday was his day. Constable John Irvin went to the factory, where he found Stanton at about 6 o'clock. The salesman was surprised, and greatly worried by the arrest He is a large, fine looking map of about 35 years, and dresses well. He was accompanied to tbe Alder man's office by George M. Haines, one of the members ot the firm. Stanton said that he knew little about the law, and asked the Alderman what he could do for himself. 'Squire McKelvey replied that if he could secure bail for $1,000 he would be released for a hearing at 10 A. Jl. next Wednesday; if he could not ret bail he would be sent to jail. "I have no friends here," Stanton said. "Can't you l let U1V )iU( J.1 A WIUW Kck WUfcW VM.v hink I could raise this money." The Alderman could not let the prisoner gj without bail. -Stanton then asked 'Mr. HViines to sign his bond, but that gentleman reNised. Stanton was -taken to the City Hall station and placed in a cell. If he doest not secure bail this morning he ill be sent? to the countyjail. Fwtn his cell last night Stanton sent two telegrams to iriends in Steubenville, asking themp come' to Allegheny immediately. He senH for Attorney D. J?. Patterson, who Jad a falk with the prisoner in his cell, BEAVER CAK'T HELP IT. The W. C. T. V. Deplr Drunkenness In Johnstown and Score Some of tho Mili tary An Appeal to the Governor. Mrs. Frances L. Swift, President; Mrs. Joseph D. Weeks, Becording Secretary; Mrs. Ellen M". Watson, Corresponding Secretary, and Mrs. W. H. Woods, Treas urer of the W. C. T. TT., have written to Governor Beaver, setting forth that they had established headquarters in Johnstown in June to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the workingmen, and during five weeks were pained to notice tbe grievous results of the reopening of the liqnortraffic, contrasted with the condition of affairs when the saloons were closed. These ladies represent that as soon as the saloons were opened the men began spend ing their money at the bars, fought, and neglected their families, some of the Johns town workmen spending theirmoney and al lowing their families to subsist on pro visions furnished by the commisaries. Ladies represented that all their losses were insignificant compared with their husbands' drunkenness. Bnrgesses of tbe various boroughs declared that inebriety was pre venting necessary work. General Hastings and the State W. C. T. IT. had urged Judge Johnson to stop the sale of liquor and he had recommended them to apply to the military, bnt they deemed it useless as the military were among the more frequent patrons of the saloons. The ladies claim that the State and all who contributed to the relief of tbe stricken city have a right to interfere and ask that "as Governor of Pennsylvania you exercise your suDreme authority in returjiog the license fees to the liquor dealers of Johnstown and closing the saloons." To thfe request Governor Beaver replies as follows: Commonwealth of Peitnstlvania, ) Executive Chambeb, HabbisbubO. August 2a 1889. ) Mrs. Ellen M. Watson, Corresponding Secretary, 60S bmlthneld street, mtsburg: My Dear Madam Your letter of tho 19th Inst., with its accompanying petition, has been received. I have been greatly exercised by the reports which have come to me in regard to the effect of opening the saloons at Johnstown. Tbe statements contained in the petition are undoubtedly well founded. As xecutive of the Commonwealth I have no authority to direct the saloons to be closed. If the necessity existed for it and martial law were declared, there might possibly be such authority, but under present m circumstances there could be no justification for tbe declaration of martial law, and when tho civil authority is in. force we must rely upon the law to carry out Its own provisions. The onlv power, so far as I know, which can limit the in fluence of the saloons by closing them, is the power which grants tbe licenses. This, as you know. Is vested in the court of Cambria county. Judge Johnson, as it has been reported to me, was willing to revoko the licenses temporarily, or for tbe balance of the term, proyi:d tbe burgesses of the several municipalities would unite in asking him to do so. Captain Hamil ton, who is in charge of the State work in Johnstown, secured a meeting of the burgesses aud requested them to make such an appeal to the Juige on the ground that tbe saloons inter fered with the work which he was doing by de moralizing the men who were employed. The burgesses declined to make this request, and the result is the saloons are still open. I know not what I can do in tbe premises to seenre favorable action upon this subject. I will lay your communication before our Flood Commission at its next meeting. We are in terested.of course. in the money which has beerf given for charitabld purposes going to the right piaca and for the right purposes. We are satisfied, however, that in the present state of things much of it failsof its legitimate purpose by reason of tbe opening of the saloons. The influence of the commission, however, wonld be purely that of moral suasion, and I have lit tle hope of securing good results from such in fluence. Very cordially yours. James A. Beaveb. DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY. No Afore Married Women of Foreign Birth Will be Admitted. The -National Council of the Daughters of Liberty finished its work yesterday. An amendment to the constitution, proposing to make the national association exclusive, was lost by a big majority. As the constitution stands at present all officers, patr other wise, are entitled to a voice in the national meetings. The Treasurer's and Secretary's reports were read ami approved during the session, and'some discussion on unimportant points took place. The next meeting will be held at Salem, Mass.. in August, 1890. The officers elected are: Secretary of the National Association, Miss Mollie B. John ston, Pittsburg; Treasurer, Mary Baldwin, of Connecticut; National Marshal, Miss A. M. Schmolze, Philadelphia; National Out side Guard, L. H. Taylor, Massachusetts; National Inside Guard, Miss Daisy Fletcher, New York. An agent will be appointed in each sub ordinate Council to work up the insurance feature. The by-laws were changed to pre vent married women of foreign birth from becoming members in the future. The delegates will take a ride in the May flower to-day. L00AL ITEMS, LIMITED. Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed for Kcady Reading. The Board of Assessors has reduced the number of columns of figures which will be con tained in each page of tbepamplet giving the list of assessed real estate, from 13 to 9. Thisros necessary to enable the printers to publish the book in the size, 9 by 12. required by the speci fications. It Is said tbattbe pamphlet will con sist of about 335 pages. County Supebintendent Hamilton said that the public schools could not he opened on tho first Monday in September because itwas Labor Day, a State holiday. The schools will postpone their opening until Tuesday, and the teachers will not receive pay for tbe holiday. An officer from Shamokin, Pa., yesterday took to that city Frederick Mayer, who was ar rested here last Monday nfght by Detective Philip Demmeh Mayer Is accused of having defrauded various residents of Shamokin out of money aggregating nearly SS00. Wm. McClosket, aged 12 years, was arrested by Officer Buckley, and lodged in tbe Allegheny lockup yesterday on a charge of having stolen U 65 from a small grocery on Rebecca street. Ho will be given a hearing-to-day. Obdinanck OPFrcEB Copeland. of Alle gheny, served notico on the Pittsburg and Western Railway Company that hereafter all trainmen caught intheactof blockading streets or crossings will be prosecuted. Alice Blakelt, colored, aged 11 months, died suddenly yesterday morning, at Thirty third and Liberty streets. The Coroner Investi gated tbe case and decided an inquest was un necessary. A wateb plug on the Panhandle Railroad, at Mansfield, flew outyesterday and struck George McMillan in the mouth. He was badly hurt and taken to his home, on Washington street. A labge iron bar fell on tbe leg ot Henry Solke at the Edgar Thomson Steel Works yes terday. The leg was broken and Solke was taken to the Mercy Hospital. A small wreck ocenred at Latrobe yester day morning. A w estbound freight train broVe and ran together, telescoping three cars. No one was injured. Jacob Thomas was held for court yesterday on a charge of assault and battery made by his wife. Mrs. Thomas alleges her hut band struck her in the face. James Collins, a former resident of the Southside, also a member of the firm of Stew art, Etep & Co., was killed at Bowling Green, Ky., yesterday. John Calden and bis wife Mary are alleged to have feloniously attacked Cochrane McGul llg. There will be a bearing in the case next Tuesday. The new No. 3 fire engine was pnt on duty yesterday at tbe engine house on Seventh ave nue and Superintendent Evans is well pleased with it. Alderman Schaefeb committed W. Gas leltz to jail yesterday on a cnargo of selling liquor without a license in the Twenty-ninth ward. The druggist who sold tbe medicine in the Lena Frauenkench case and Thomas Hender son have been arretted. William Gabtez and John Hanlon were each held in 11,000 bail to answer at court for keeping SDeak-easies. The members of the Typographical Union and about 400 guests held a picnic at Aliquippa Grovo yesterday. A musicals and reception will be held by tbe "Randall Club this evening, at their rooms No. 73 Sixth avenue. , Stx Italians chased a man last night on Lib erty avenue with a hatchet in a quarrel, but did no Injury. An ex-policeman, Matthew Bell, was sued by hlswifotor desertion yesterday before Alder- XteiUTa OIL IS &IYIMr .'OUT. Some Startling Statistics Given on the Keystone Petroleum. SO MAHT OP THE HOLES ABE DRY. L-. Prof. Carll of the State Geological Survey Hakes His Eeport AND CH1S. A. ASUBDENEK EXPLAINS IT Prof. Charles Ashburner, the geologist, exhibited to a DISPATCH reporter a proof copy of a new oil statistical chart just pre pared by Prof. John F. Carll, assistant geologist of the oil and gas regions for the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. "This is one oi the most instructive statistical charts," said Prof. Ashburner yesterday, "that has been lately prepared exhibiting the condition of the oil produc tion of Pennsylvania. The deductions of these statistics inevitably lead to one point, viz., that the oil fields of the State are being rapidly depleted. This is a fact which cannot be denied by the most casual observer ot Prof. Carll's work. For in stance take the annual statistics for the paat 13 years of all the oil fields as follows: Sblpm'ts. Prodnct'n. Difnce. Stocks. 1876.... 9,740,461 ' 8,868,908 771555 2,821,739 1877.... 12.739,903 13,135,671 395.769 3,127,837 lSTS.... 13.879,638 15.163,462 1583,924 4,615,299 1879... .15,971,809 19,741.661 3,769,852 8.470,490 1SS0.... lo.690.060' 26,027.631 10.439.571 18,928.430 1881... .20,146,720 27.376,609 7,229,783 26.019,704 1882.. ..21,883,092 80.467,000 8.583,903 34.596,612 1883... .22,096,612 24,226,864 2,130,252 36,800,000 1884.... .2.350,000 23,333,844 66,156 36.800.000 1885..23,900,000 20.891.992 8.008.01 33,800,000 1886.... 25,890.000 25,080,460 809,540 32,990.460 1887....26JSO.00O 2186,500 4,993.440 27,997.020 1888.... 25.850,000 16,126,580 9,723,42018,273.600 fbodtjction falling owr. "Of course during tbe last two years the production fell off largely on account of the so called shut down movement against the drilling of wells, but still to this move ment has been enormously attributed by persons, who have not taken the pains to study the subject in detail, the decrease in tbe total annual production, whereasthe fall ing off in tbe production and the consequent diminution of stocks is much more largely due to the rapid filling off in the prodnction of existing wells and the much greater pro portion of dry holes obtained to the total number of wells drilled, and also to the smaller production of tbe new producing wells obtained. This is shown in the fol lowing,table for the past ten years: j Number of wells drilled: Pro Year. duction. Dry. 1879 2.657 141 1880 4.060 143 1881.. ...... ......................... 3. 6sl 167 1882 3.085 178 1881 2.6S6 2B3 1884 1.939 256 1885 2.331 350 1886 2.9U 584 1887 1,268 426 1888. ..... ..1,145 385 IN THE BLACK SAND DISTRICT. "For the 13 years included between 1875 and 1889 the black sand districts of Bradford in McKean county and the Allegany district in New York State produced in the aggre gate 166,466.000 barrels of oil. In June, 1882, these districts produced an average ot 75,000 barrels per day, whereas in De cember, 1888, they only produced 20,680 barrels per dav, and the oil pools of all the 'black sand'idistrict are being rapidly ex hausted. Unless the new white sand pools of the Southwest district of Pennsylvania can be dependeiLupon for increased future production, the prominence of the Pennsyl vania oil pools in the production of the world will not play as important a factor as in the past." TflB HEAEISG CONCLUDED. Ex-BIayor Uddell Clilii nil Sldo or the Assault and Battery Cmc. The hearing in 'the case of assault andbat tery against Bobert Ljddell before Alder man McMasters was concluded yesterday. The prosecutrix, Mrs. Honorah Clark, testi fied that Mr. Liddell had taken hold of her arm and forcibly ejected her from his office, throwing her down a pair of steps. She fell on the sidewalk and was considerably bruised about the hip and on one shoulder. Dr. J. N. Staub testified that Mrs. Clark had called on him to dress her injuries and that he had found slight bruises on her body. The defendant then testified to Mrs. Clark coming to his office to remonstrate with him for selling liquor to her minor son. He told her that such was not the case, and that if the son got liquor from their firm on the representation that he was not a minor he told her he would prosecute him. He said Mrs. Clark refnsed to leave the office after talking quite a length of time and that he led her to the door by the arm. She called him vile names, he said, and attempted to bite him on the arm. He put her out the door and closed it, when she fell down the steps. He did not use any undue force. The Alderman reserved his decision. Their OOlecra Choien. The Board of Directors of the new Manu facturers' Bank, of the Southside, held a meeting yesterday and elected tbe following named officers: Edward Hogan, President: Daniel P. Berg, Cashier. The latter was formerly connected with the First National Bank of Birmingham, and he is now treas urer of the Monongahela "Water Company. EIDER-DOWN QCUVTS. The Lightest and Warmest Bed Clothing; Madr. The best eider-down goods in the market are made by Booth & Fox, of Belfast, Ire land. "We are selling these eider-down quilts at lower prices than ever "before in this city or any other. We have these eider-down quilts at these lowest prices, both in finest French satine and in royal satin covers. All housekeepers in the two cities should see these goodsatthe "lowest known" prices. Jos. Hokne & Co.'s Penn Avenue Stores. fA A. U. Uennlon at Gettyshnrsr. The passenger department of the B. & O. announce that excursion tickets will be sold from all ticket stations on its lines in Penn sylvania to Gettysburg and return, from September 7 to 12 inclusive. good for return passage until September 18 inclusive, at one fare foAhe round trip. The route to Gettysburg, via B. & O., takes the passenger through Cumberland, Hancock, Martinsburg, Harper's Ferrv, along the Potomac, through the battlefield of Antietam and many other points made memorable DT 6tirring events during the late war. The short line recently built by the Western Maryland Eailroad is noitopen for traffic, and, in connection with the B. & O., form's the shortest and most direct route to Gettysburg from all points in Western Pennsylvania. Special trains will leave JitUburg at 8 A. M. aionaay, aepiemDer An Invigorating Beverage. A glass of pure beer is both beneficial and delightful to a warm and tired mortal. The well-known brand of "Iron City Beer," brewed exclusively bv Messrs.. Frauenheim & Vilsack is such a beverage. It is made carefully, from the purest materials, and is wholesome and nutritious. Ask for it. Telephone 1186. The Exposition Opening. The Exposition will open next week and your friends and relations from all over the country will be in to see you. "Don't bother with the baking, t such a time; get Marvin's bread, crackers-and cakes and be happy. TTSStt Cabinet photos, 89c per dor. Lies' Pop ular Gallery, 10 tud,12 Sixth st, xxsu, FDBLIC BUILDINGS B00MISG. Seme of the Plana Which Pltubnrg Archi tects Are Working Upon. The Building Inspector yesterday issued a permit for the erection of a row of six two story and mansard brick dwellings on Ply mouth street, Thirty-fifth ward, to John T. Steen; also one to Philip Schmitt for the erection of a $7,000 brick store and dwelling at 2919 Penn avenue. All Pittsburg" architects are very busy just now on plans for building public structures. T. D'Evans. of 605 Smithfield street, is about to re-erect the- demolished St. John's Catholic Church in Johnstown. Tbe new building is to be pure Gothio style, and will be built of brick with stone trimmings. It will seat a congregation of over 1,000. It is not yet decided whether St. John's Church is to be rebuilt upon the old site. There is other church property in town, available for the purpose. Mr. Evans has also prepared plans for a new building in Virgin alley, belonging to Charles Meyran, of the Germauia Savings Bank. The new erection is to be shared be tween the Press and Mr. I. Hendricks. It is to be five stories high and built of granite throughout F.E.Alden, of 43 Sixth avenue, has on hand beside the Duquesne Club, which will be finished in October the building of the McKeesport Bank. The bank will be of light Pompeian brick, and will be run up to six stories. J. P. Bailey, of Sixth avenue, la planning a new wing of the Normal School at Clarion. The contractors are bnt now furnishing their tenders, and the particulars ot the building have not been decided on. Mr. Bailey has three churches on his books, which will be finished in a short time. The East Liverpool Presbyterian Church, which will be ready for dedication next Sunday, is of brick, and will, seat about 600 people. The Blairsville Methodist Church, built of stone, aud to seat over 700 persons, and the Clarion Methodist Church, also built of stone quarried from its neighborhood, are to be opened early in the fall. i Messrs. Bickel & Brenan will direct the building of a new school for the Little Sis ters of the Poor in Allegheny. The school will consist of three stories and a basement, and will measure 112 feet "by 96. The ar chitects are also working at the new Catho lic German schools in Allegheny. JOB. HDRNE k CD.3 PENN AVENUE STORES. 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