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IS THE EVERY aiOBNENG DISPATCH IT REACHES EMPLOYERS AS WXL AS EMPLOTES. THE BEST WANT DIRECTORY FORTY-SIXTH YEAH. Pittsburg Once More Pays Costly Tribute to the Fire Monarch. THE CLIMAX CAPPED. Almost an Eiitiro Block of Tory Valuable Buildings Swept Away. TIIE LOSS OYER $700,000. Christ Methodist Church, an Old City Jwdmark, Kow a Total Wreck, as Well as THE PITTSBOEG FEMALE COLLEGE. Scenes of Terror Among the Forty Students, Who Were Eescued With Great Difficulty. A HIGH WIND ASSISTED THE FLAMES. The Im DrpirtmeBt, With All Its Strength, Totally Untile to Cltck the Flucee for a Lcug Tune. OTHZEFIEESTHATctnGHT FEOlf TEX SPABKS Fire in fierce and devastating wares spread over the block extending from Seventh street to Eighth street at midnight, com pletely wrecking the Christ Methodist Epis copal Church, the Pittsburg Female Col lege, on Eighth street, and the six-story building of the Grocers' Supply and Storage Company, ou Seventh street. The fire originated in the latter building, and extended to and wrecked the Pittsburg Egg Company's store, Hoevler & Co. "a Btore, McCullougb's rag warehouse and the Buchanan boarding house on one side, and on the north side of the Grocers Supply building Select Councilman George Treusch's house, occupied by the Bureau of Health, was totally destroyed, as well as the warehouse of Walker & Co., dealers in oil supplies. The total lost, so far at conld be estimated, will amount to 5750,000. -Rapid Spread of tbe Flames. The fire was discovered shortly after 11 o'clock by the watchman in the Grocers' Supply and Storage Company, whose large buildings extended from No. 13 to 21 Seventh street. Originating in the cellar, the flames quickly mounted through the elevatorshafts to the upper stories, and be fore the department could get down to work the entire structure was in flames. From the -Fatt of Chrlat Church Steeple. first the firemen were helpless. The build ing was higher than the streams of water could cope with, and, though lines of hose from a dozen engines were brought into play upon the flames from Seventh street and Haddock's alley, the work was ineffectual, and it was soon seen that the buildings were doomed. The Entire Department Called Out. It did not take long for the officials to see that they had more than an ordinary con flagration to deal with, and the entire de. partment was brought upon the scene. Its services were required. The fierce heat from the tall storage buildings which extended back to Maddock's alley very soon found effect on the adjacent dwellings. Immediately in rear of the Seventh street warehouse was the rear of the Pittsburg Female College, and in close proximity was Christ Chnrch. Water was kept playing upon bath buildings, but with, out avail, as smoko soon issued from the roof of the college and the church spire. Hose was run into tho college and strenuous efforts made to save the building with valuable furniture and effects, but tbe fire, entering through the roof, soon spread downward with a progress which conld ilot be checked. A strong, brisk wind fanned the names into greater activity, and in an incredibly short time the spire of Christ Church had caught and furnished a beautiful, it costly and regretted, pyrotechnic dliplay to the thousands of citizens who by this time tilled every approach to tbe burning locality. Fall of the Christ Cliurcli Spire. An hour alter the tire was discovered tbe spire fell with destructive force, breaking iu the roof of the church and injuring several of the hardy fire-fighters, who were working on Penn avenue. By this time the inhabitants of the, vicinity were beooming seriously disturbed. The MIDNIGHT BII . WRmtmamKHm WUBmmm jtRf lllllf1' yJBB tBl! f 1 1 Sim Iffy" ' ?ffl Llrw 9sMSCn HzSs KeP w fffBKrMi'Tal Hzll cislifiil?! s4&5m; !M$ 1 kI, I miL !&fflFmm& "P TwEJ HIBEltriM SSIsBliliwMiwPit I lilstlHBIuliiKfsilllaHt nip n THE ARBUCKLE BUILDING HALF AN residents of Maddocks alley, who occupy wooden framed dwellings on both sides of the supply store, lost no tlmo in hustling out their goods and chattels into the warm night air. The weaker sex, as usual, were unnerved, and many fainting women and crying children had to ba carried bodily from their homes and placed in safer quarters. FIGHTING ON THE ROOFS. TRACTS OF DASGEBOUS SPARES CAB BIES FOB SQUARES. Spread of the Conflagration Prevented Through Heroic Efforts Buildings Carefully Watched by Owner Hotel' Gucst Badly Frightened. Shortly after tbe fire started and for same time it threatened to destroy the lower sec tion of' the city. It was the most destructive conflagration, with the exception of the Masonio Temple fire of a few seasons ago, that has visited the city in years. The flames were far-reaching in their effect, and, fanned by the vigorous winds, the atmosphere was soon filled with trains of dangerous sparks that fell on the roofs of houses many squares away. Large pieces of burning wood dropped on the pavement in front of City Hall, and frighten the guests of the Duquesne. In a few moments occupants of buildings along Penn avenue to tho Union depot and dewn below the Anderson toward the Point were on tbe roofs tramping sparks with their feet, and putting out small fires that bad started. A lot of men in the rear of Ar buthuot, Stephenson Co.'s, on Liberty street, undertook to pnt out the burning debris as it fell, but it soon ignited the building, and a line of hose was necessary to prevent another con flagration. btreams of water were soon pouring over the roof of tbe Seventh Avenue Hotel and other uuiimngs in tbe neighborhood. Tbe guests were not awakened, but many of them were roused by tbe noise and flare of light and got up: The greatest activity was necessary to keep the roofs of houses from burning, and only through the generous help of bystanders was the fire finally confined to the SLR Church, the Female College and the Grocers' Storage building. The excitement was most intense when the flames sdon snread from tbe storage comnanv's building and broke out in the steeple of tho cuurcu. xi is not nigu, nut no ecort was made to turn a streanrofwater on the spire,either be cause tho firemen thought it useless, or the engines were not strong enough to reach the apex. The sparks completely enveloped tbe tops of the new nine-story buildings of Oppen heimer & Co. and Arbutbnot, Stephenson fc Co. At one time it was thongbt these Immense houses would surely go, and that meant an other square of fire along Penn avenue. Men scaled tue roofs of these lotty structures and fought the fire nobly. The church steeple soon fell with a mighty crash. To add to the general excitement the front walls of the burning buildings on Seventh street dropped acros3 the highway, and piled np a mass of burning rubbish as high as tbe second stories of the houses; The rear ends of tbe storage buildings and the Female College were now burning fiercely, but as soon as tbe crash was over the firemen were on top of the pilo of debris playing on the terrific fire in the rear. An hour after tbe fire started, the front of the stor age company's building was totally destroyed, and only smoky rnius marked tbe spot. Tbe long trains of sparks continued to fly upward .is swiftly as ever, (seventh street is impassable, and the tailing walls mowed down the wires of the Pleasant Valley road and other etectrie companies. SOME AMUSING INCIDENTS. In a Short Time the Fire Drove the Girls Out of the Female School. "Xou ought to hure heard the college girls scream," said a gentleman who was pres ent, and helped to get tbe young ladies out. "I never heard such terrific yells in my life, and it frightened me." Miss Annie Warden, the music teacher, said the fire occurred shortly after tbe bell had rung to pnt out the gas ana the girls had not yet retired, which was very fortunate. Her room was next to the burning building, and in a very few minutes the panes of glass in the windows were cracked by tbe heat, and the walls were so hot that sbe could remain no longer. The girls stampeded in a body, while men rushed in and carried out their trunks. Friends and relatives who lived in Pittsburg were early on the scene bunting for dear ones. There was an amusing side, of course, to the sudden exit of the girls from tbe school. One little miss rusbed into the Old Home Hotel with a powder puff in one hand and a small lookine glass In the other. Another young lady bad a small bundle of under, clothme tied witb a trunk strap, and as sbe bounded out on Eighth street she dldn'tinow what sbe was doing or where sbe was going. THE BIBLE WAS SAVED. Only Two Articles Taken From Christ Church Before the Fire. When the Christ Church caught fire 'there were several vain attempts to save valuables, which It contained. It was soma time before an onsmsEa mi HOTJE AFTEB THE FIBST ALARM. entrance to tbe building conld be gained, and when a number ot men dii break the doors open, after tbey saw the building was doomed, the flames bad taken possession of the interior of the churci. Ex-Sheriff McCandless and Charles Hem mmgbouso were among the first to get In the building; the former saved a chair from the pulpit, and the latter carried tbe Bible out of the buildinc, They had not more than reached the door when the large organ fell forward across the pulpit where they had been. The two articles they took out were the only tblntrs saved from tbe fire. HUSTLED OUT OF SCHOOL FOBTY YOUKG IADT STDDEHTS EESCUED BY BBAVE HEN. An Exciting Awakening From Sound Slumbers Fears Soon Allayed and Neither Life Nor Limb Lost During the Escape From the Building, The young ladies in the Pittsburg Female College needed no assurance of their.danger. The lurid glare from the burning buildings in Haddock's alley, back to which tbe college buildings extend in quad rangular form, soon aroused the inmates, most of whom had retired for the night. Con sidering tbe circumstances there was not a great deal of excitement among the boarders who quickly attired themselves and set to work at hastily packing their trunks for instant removal if necessary. The necessity came very quickly. The heat from tho burning building in the rear made it very possible that the fire would extend across the alley, and Dr. Norcross ordered an immediate retreat from tbe college. Prof. Carl Better, Brs. Fettlt and Dichl and other gentlemen of tbe neighborhood assisted the young ladies from tbe building, escorting them to the shelter of the Home Hotel, where Clerk Harry Wbaley made them as comfort able as possible. Voluntoers were soon found to get the trunks downstairs and across the road to tbe lot adjoining tbe Standard Oil Company offices. Dr.Norcross superintended the roraoval of tbe baggage and had much valu able property taken from the building and stored in friendly houses adjacent. Hysterics Not Kntliy Avoided. Some of tbe girls, as might be expected, suc cumbed to the ordeal, and when the fire was observed.becamc hysterical. These were carried down stairs in strong arms and de- fosited in safe keeping ontslde. t was hoped that the college mleht be saved. Hose was run in and played upon tbe back walls, and this plan would have sufficed were it not that sparks obtained entrance through tbe attic windows and set fire to the floor. From this point the flames spread, and soon had control of the upper floors. Every second or third room contained valuable musical instruments, and it was sought to save those in the rear by moving them to tbe front. The young ladles lost all their Sersonal property but what they could urriedly stow away. Most of the boarders are out-of-town residents. Tbe inmates numbered about 40. Appended are tbe names of the boarders and teachers. List of Teachers and Scholars. Misses Lillian Sutton, 'of Cannonsburg;Hattle Swayze, Kelvin, Canada; Mary Lewis, Bell vernon: Maud and Frances Moore, West Newton; Minnie Arter, Cleveland; Grace Med bury, Warren, O.; Blanche Newcomb, Warren, O.; Helen Bmeth, Cleveland; W. G. Barday, Pittsburg: Cobbie Stough; Annie Warden, Mr. Pleasant; Miss Grolse, Germany; Miss Clark, Pittsbnrg; Lulu Belle O rente, ot Corsica; Grace Lindale, Wyoming. Del.; Agnes Haler, McKecsport; Fau nle Brown, McKeesport: Bertha Nor cross, Ellis, Kan.; Mary Snder, Daw.on, Pa.: Carrie Snytler, Daw son, Pi; Edna Mullen, Fayette City; Lizzie Dick, West Mewton; Peachie lmnn, Connellsville; Grace Coulter, Boltver; Adda Miller, BnBois; Blanche Mead, BuBols; Laura Secrist, West NewtonrMoIIie Collier. Union town; MyraLewellen.Uniontown; Ida Rankin, Uslontawn; Ida Sbidelnantlo, Farkor; Jama A Scene in'lhe Alley. -VSSfe-'! V& mmm PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1891. Krunor, Parker; Jean Harris. Johnstowpf.bM-' rle Jaok, Apollo; Alice Kittle, Belle Vernon. Looking After His Daughter. Captain Ostutt? of the Bt. Charles, was at tbe Home Hotel to see after his daughter.Miss Lulu Belle Osoutt,who vas among the stu dents. The Captain took his daughter and several of her companions to the St. Charles, where he made them at home. Harry Wh ah ley had bis work cut out In finding quarters for his unexpected guests, bnt he ulti mately found room for alC The Pittsburg Female College was built in 1852 and is owned and controlled by the ,M. K. Church. The first President of the College was Dr. Borrows, who after senrraj one year, gave way to Dr. L C. Pershing and , the latter was succeeded six years ago bjxji, Noroross, the present President A SQUARE IN RUINS, 8EYEBAL FOBTTJHES BWEPT AWAY Bt LAST BIGHTS CONFLAGBATION. The Countnp Almost Throe-Qoartort of a Million Nearly All of It Covered y Insurance List of Those Made Poorer by the Fire. Id point of damage the fire is the most disastrous of the recent conflagrations. The losses will amount to almost three quarters of a million. Tbe greater portion of an entire square is in ruins. The figures as far as could be learned last night footed up a total of 8713,800, nearly all of which is covered by Insurance. Joseph Hoeveler's loss may possibly be reduced 576,000. He had just received f reth pork to the value of 875,000, which was stored in tbe smokehouse. Last night it could not be discovered wnether this was destroyed. In tbe Ar buckle building, which was used both as a cold and open storage bouse, the complete list of the losers could not be obtained. The loss there is divided up in comparatively small amounts. Tbe Henry S. Allen Publishing Company will be one of the heavy losers. The list of properties and losses is as follows: Arbuckle building, 13 to 21 Seventh street, owned by Charles Arbuckle, totally destroyed. Loss, J100.00U; fully covered by insuranoe. Grocero' Supply and Cold Storage Company, A M. Volgt 4 Co., in Arbuckle building, JTO, OOUloss. All insured. ' Harper t Co., Mrs. Thompson, of New York. Grocery, Hosveler k Co., Woodson Spice Com pany, MoWiIliams, broom corn dealers and other firms that had goods in Arbuckle build ing. 8150,000 loss. Almost all covered by in surance. Pittsbure Egg Company 25 Seventh street, loss on stock $25,000; partially insured. Joseph A. Hoeveler & Co., 27 Seventh street, pork packers. Loss on machinery and goods, ?130,000 to I150.0U0. Nearly all insured Beilsteln dcSpanger, commission merchants, 29 Seventh street. Loss about 512,000; $8,000 In surance, 82,000 ot which is in Mercantile and remainder in North British and other com panies. McCullough. rag warehouse, SI Seventh street. Loss, 820,000; fully insured. Buchanan House, 35 Seventh street, burned in rear and water-soaked. Less, 8500. Mccnllough estate building at 25 and 27 Sev enth street. Loss, 810,000: Insured. Mrs. Connelly's buildings at 29 and 31 Ser enth street. Loss, 83,500. Insured for full amount. Bown fc Co., coffee roasters, 11 Seventh street. Loss on stock, $5,000. Insurance on stock, $7,000, and on building. HOOO. George H. Treuscb, buildings at 7 and 9 Seventh street; loss on buildings and furniture, 110,000. AH insured. W. C. Walker 5c Co., dealers in oil well sup plies, fi Seventh street; loss, 82,000. Louis F. Woodson heirs, building at No. S Beventh street, 84,000. Covered by insurance. Board of Healtb, No. 7 Seventh street, loss on furniture and blank records, 8300. Christ M. E. Chnrch, Penn avenue and Eighth street, total wreck. Loss, 60,000 and fully insured. Pittsburg Female College. Eighth street, 825,000 loss on building and 86,000 loss on furn iture and property of students. Fully in sured. General losses on other buildings in the neighborhood, including tenement houses on MaddocK's alley, 15,000. A FLOOD OF QBEASE. Fifty Thousand Pounds of Batter Consumed by Fire! -Fif ty-ihousand,E?unds o( butter stored sftsaPH on the second floor of the storage company's1 building eras licked up by the flames in 20 minutes. It melted and ran down to the floor below, covering everything with a flood of flaming grease. With such food for the fire there was no possible chanoe of saving the building. All the books and papers belonging to the storage company were In a big sate six feet bigb. It lay in a bed ot embers, glowing at a white heat, and its contents are probably cre mated. At 220 nothing bad been heard of tbe engi neer who stayed all night in the storage build lng. His name could not be learned, aa he was a new man only doing duty for one nleht, Mr. Volgbt said tbey had a man named Patterson whose duty it was to make a tour of the entire building every night He was nowhere to be round, some rears were expressed about tbe safety of these two men. I EESCUED FEOM A WINDOW. 'Squire SIcKenna Saved Two Women From Belnp Caught In Falling Walls. Magistrate McKenna was on tbe ground early making himself generally useful. Just about the time yie walls of the ArSnckle building first threatened to fall. It was discovered that two women were in a rmall building on tbe other side of the street and thov were in danger of serious injury, 'Squire McKenna rescued both women from an upper window none too soon, for they had not more than reached Penn avenue when the front walls of tbe burning building fell. One of them was Miss MolUe Sheppard, but the name of the other could not be learned. ABBESTED FOB PIXFEBIN0. Sneak Thieves Try to Believe the Female College of Valuables. ' During tho progress of the fire Detectives Shore and R6blnson had their attention called to a man In the college building acting In a suspicious manner. He was arrested and taken to tbe Central Station. He refused to give bis name, out upon being searched, be was found to bave in his possession an um brella, a small band glass and broth and a few other trinkets. After he waa arrested there were missed from tbe college two diamond ping and a poeketbook containing $200 belonging to the students. A LANDMARK DESTROYED. Christ Chnrch, One of the First Great Methodist Buildings of America. In the destruction of Christ Church Pitts burg lost one ot her famous landmarks. The church was oreanlzed in 1853, and the present edifice was built the following year. It was one of the first, it not the very first, of tbe fine churches of modern architecture built in America. Bev. Alfred Cookman was the first pastor. The present pastor is Bev. Mr. Izer, who has only been there a short time. Every attempt possible was made to save tbo "building. The firemen first fought it from the inside, but tbey were soon driven ont by the beat Early this morning but littlo more than the bare walls were standing. Streams of Spray. Tbe high wind not only caused the flames to cat with astonishing rapidity, but also retarded tbo efforts of the firemen by reducing the heavy streams of water to almost a spray be fore tbey struck the burning buildings. To this cause tbe firemen attributed tbe rapid spread of the flames when tbey struck tbe church and college buildings, for it seemed but a moment from tbe time tbey were first seen to be burning until the whole buildings were enveloped. George Schmidt's Hnmane Act Nearlyan hour after the Are had broken out it was discovered that a horso be longing to Beilstein A Spangler was in a stable In the rear of their establishment A man named George Schmidt went Into the stable through the alley and rescued the ani mal Are minutes before tbe building burned. Firemen Were Fortunate A remarkable feature of tbe big fire was that no firemen were seriously injured. Chief Coatcs reported that not a man was missing, and. other officials tell a similar story. This is considered a very fortunata, considering the nnmber of falling walls. Chief Brown on Deck. Chief Brown, of the Department of FqbhV Sat ety.'was early on tbe scene, and worked like a Greek, directing the firemen and doing every thing possible to confine the tire to tbe damaged square. severalTjresstarted. SPARKS IGNITE A NDMBEB OF E00F8 THOTJGHOTJT THECITY.' Some Incipient Conflagrations That Were Discovered Just In Time A Valuable Smlthfleld Street Block That Wasn't' Allowed to Barn Losses Some Places. At 11:10 o'clock box IT struck, for a fire on the roof of Eoenigk Brothers', at 609 Smith field street. The roof was covered with a lot of hair-cushioned seats, put there to air. The attention of passers-by was called to the fire, and Matt Weiss, followed by Messrs. Dabney, Sheeban, Bavluey and Black, went through the door, broke tbe skylight, got out on the roof, and threw the burning cushions to the street While putting out this Are at Boenlgk Broth ers' tbe falling embers set fire to tbe cellar of F. Q. Oralgbead,and three streams were turned into It After the cellar bad been flooded witb water It was discovered that tho principal flame was from natural gas, as after it was shut oil tbe fire was easily put out About UaO o'clock, as James A. McNally was on his way to the depot, while passing bis establishment, at 805 Liberty street, tbe private watenman told him the rear ot sis store was ou fire. Not having bis keys with him, he put his foot to the door and burst it in. Bushing to the rear of tbe store, be closed the door ot tbe safe, where the books of tbe establish, ment ware kept, tbe safe always having been left slightly ajar. Tbe firemen immediately pnt three lines of hose into the building, and In a short time bad tbe flames subdued. Mr. .McNally stated that the work of the men was the best be had over seen, and that he has them to tbank for saviug bis stock from total loss. The Insurance carried by McNally Is be tween 890,000 aud 8100,000. The stock on the first floor was thoroughly saturated by water. Hardly a piece of goods escaped a soaking. About midnight fire was discovered on the roof of Godfrey & Clark's hulldlng, and a stream was turned on it by No. 12 company, and the flames put out In a short time with butlslight loss. The buildings occupied by Boenlgk Bros, and Craighead are owned by G. H. Dauber.and are fully insured. The building occupied by James A. McNally is owned 'by the Head estate, and is fully insured. A COUNCILMAN'S ESCAPE, George Treuscb Almost Caught Beneath a Falling Wall. The Bureau of Healtb building is the prop erty of Select Councilman Georgo Treuscb, who, with his family, occupied the upper floors. Mr. Treusch had removed bis family to a place of safety on the opposite aide of the street, and bad just returned to secure some valuable pa pers he had left behind, when the great wall fell. He was In tbo hallway, near the door, and sprang out when the crash came, unin jured, tbough badly frightened. Tho records of tbe Bureau of Health bad been removed to City Hall when it became ap parent the building was in danger. LOTS OF ELEOTBIC FLASHES. A Wild Stampede and One ,of the Horses Severely Shocked. A couple of electrio light wires oo Seventh street were broken down when tho front wall of the Arbuckle building fell, and coming in con tact with the telegraph, telephone aud street railway wires cansred blue lights to flash at every point of contact When the wires fell to the street there was a anlc In the crowd that blocked the street at laquesne way. One of the horses ot tbe fire department was touched by a broken telegraph wire that was in contact with the electric light wire, and the animal received a severe shock that caused it to jump and attempt to run away. SOME DANGEE0U8 WALLS. Building Inspector Brown Will Order Them Down This Morning. Building Inspector Bro'wn was on the scene. His work will begin this Boring. The - 'largo jctntral -wall of the storage building and the rear walls along the alley are considered dangerous, and will have to come down, Inspector Brown said: "We will begin our work at daylight. All these high walls are liable to fall and kill peo ple, and we must bare them pulled down jnst as soon as possible." The Fire Under Control. At 2 o'clock tbe fire was under control. During the three preceding hours the flames had destroyed property on 11 separate lots on Seventh and Eighth streets and Penn avenue. Took the Officer's Badge. Captain Unterbanm bad trouble with Officer Cornwall during the fire and took the tatter's badge from him for disobeying orders, THE INDICTMENT AMENDED, Jndge Van Brunt Makes an Important Bal ing in the Case pf Depew and Others. :PICIAI. TZLEOBAM TO THK DISPATCH. 1 Nsw York, May 6. Judge Van Brunt ' knocked Into a cocked hat to-day so much of the indictment against the directors of the New Haven Railroad as alleges that they, as Individuals, operated the road, and as such heated the cars by stoves, and are guilty of a misdemeanor. He sets aside these counts in the indictment. Tbe other counts accused the defendants of a misdemeanor, and recited that as President and directors they controlled tbe operation of tbe road and unlawfully used car stoves. The motion to strike out the fifth and seventh counts was made on tbe ground that there was no evidence before tb grand jury to support them. This was conceded, but it -was urged that the Court, under the code of criminal pro cedure; has power to set aside any indictment in two cases only, where it is not properly en dorsed and when improper persons were pres ent durlmr tbe session of tbe grand jury. Judee Van Brunt says that tbe courts have amended the code by judicial decision, assert ing their power to entertain motions to set aside in other cases, in which it may appear that tbe indictment was not properly fojind. Of the present case he says the grand jury have no power to find an Indictment without evidence, and tbey are only authorized to find an indictment when all the evidence betore them taken together Is such as in their judg ment, would If unexplained or uncontroverted, warrant a conviction by a trial jury. The mo tion snouio, tnereiore, De grantea. THE LANCASTER JUDGESHIP. Friends of Brabaker Collecting Evidence of Fraudulent Voting. ISPKCtlT, TELEOBAM TO TUB DISPjlTCIM Lancaster, May5. The fight for judge is not over by any means! and the public are about evenly divided between Livingston, Brubaker and disgust The Committee on Contests of the Board of Beturn Judges will meet in Lancaster on next Friday, when there may be very interesting developments. The friends 6f Brubaker are collecting evidence, aud claim that they can show many illegal votes to have beon cast for Livingston. They allege that in the Seventh ward, this city, a herd of Busslan Hebrews were voted who'had no naturalization papers. In another ward it Is said that many Democrats voted for Living ston. In other districts votes for Brubaker were thrown out because there was no mark in front of tbe candidate's name, although his was the only one oo the ticket The Brubaker managers hare determined that all these short ballots shall be counted. They believe enough ot them were cast for their candidate to insure his election if they are counted. This tbey will Insist upon, and if tbeybave a majority ot the Committee on Contest they will doubtless count them. HEWS FBOM HAIlTPtJE. The Wounded Murderer of Chief Commis sioner Qulnton Captured. M auipur. May 5, The British hare captured a native who. is suffering from teres .bullet wounds. This man, tbe villagers declare. Is the actual murderer of Chief Commissioner James W.' Qulnton. The British officials at Manlpur are investigating tbe matter. It is now asserted "y tbe scouts sent ahead ot the cavalry detachment engaged in follqwing up the trail ot tbe lugitlre Regent of Manlpur that the Regent has deserted from the party headed by 'the Benaputty (tbe Commander-in-Chief and the second brother ot the deposed Maharajah), and that he, the Jabraj, is coming toward the British lines with tho object of sur rendering himself," A LEAP ISTTHE DARK. That Is What Corporation Advocates Call Taggarfs Tax Bill. PITTSBURG'S IEOtT KINGS HEAIiD. Slugging Exhibition Delaja the De cision of the Committee. ALLEGHENY COUNTY GETSA5EWC0UET CrsoH A BTATT COZISZSrOXDIXT. ' Haubisbubo, May C The final hear ing on the,Tsggart tax bill was had before the Senate Finance Committee to-day, and there is a general feeling of relief among both its friends and foes.as tbe consideration of this measure has dragged along until everybody is tired of it Ex-Attorney General Palmer appeared on behalf of the railroad Interests. He admitted that cor porations did not pay enough tax, bat op posed the method proposed in the bill, and favored taxing them on tbe par value of their capital stock and tbe market value of their indebtedness. Ex-Attorney General Kirkpatrick also represented tbe railroads, and characterized the bill as a leap in the dark. Our present taxation system bad been evolved from a long course ot litigation, and all questions relative .thereto had been judicially settled. Tlie whole trend, of taxation had been away from a general properly tax, while the pend ing bill took us right back to it. Going Straight Against Experience. Experience showed that tb bat thf eater wer the sub- jects ol taxation, the greater "une, but this bill aimed to increase :ase r "SLfsr'i1 sia thus lower the rates, The V4rZ'ra litigation. He objected to .:: statement that the value of the , bonds cover tbe value of the railroads, anb that tbe market value of tbe stock and bonds the railroads of the state was largely in excess of the value of their property. As an illustra tion he said that the actual value of tbe cor porate property of the Philadelphia and Bead ing Bailroad did not exceed the value of iu bonds alone. George T. Oliver, of Pittsburg, objected to the bill, because it would exempt the toll bridges over tbe Allegheny and Monongahela rivers from taxation, and also exempted street car companies. The clause requiring tbe re turn for taxation of "another tangible prop erty" wonld f brce a man to return tbe coat on his back and the shoes ou his feet, his wife's dress and his baby's apron, and the assessor must mail a copy ot this list to every other taxa ble person In the district Such a thing had never been attempted in free America. It wonld also affect the manufacturing interests. Iron from the South had already been laid upon the banks of the Monongahela. The lake cities were entering into competition with Pittsburg. He warned the committee to De careful. William McConway, of Pittsburg, objected to the bill on account of tbe great labor it would Impose upon the people in making out tbe inventories of personal property. He showed tbe lists composing the last inventory taken in the manufacturing establishment he represented, and said that to furnish the assessor with a similar one would require the Labor of C6 Men for Six Days, and cause the closing ot their works while it was being made, witb a.cousequent loss to em ployes of $1,000 in wages. No assessor, no mat ter bow competent, could assess it himself in side of a year. Ex-Senator George H. Ander son said the Chamber of Commerce objected to the bill because no one could tell its scope and effect It bad been submitted to the ablest lawyers In Pittsburg, and tbey had declared their inability to understand it. Cyrus Elder, of the Cambria Iron Company, said the bill perpetuated a vexatious, unjust and inequitable system ol taxation, which bad driven corporations from tbe Stale and had made Philadelphia, which shonld have been the rival of New York, merely a large manu facturing vlUage. It was not true that the taxes on farm lands was much higher than upon corporate property, n 1890 tbe Cambria' Iron Company bad paid $19,000 local and 50,000 Statd taxes, amounting, with tbe tax on their real estate, to over $60,000, or 15 mills upon their capital stock of $1,000,000. Corporate property was taxed at its loll value, while in many in stances real estate paid on less than one-tenth of its value. Tbe hearing last ea four hours. A meeting of tbe committee was? fixed for 9 o'clock to-night to finally dispose ot the bill, but at that hour no quorum was present there being a slugging match at the Opera House, and the bill went over until to-morrow. Hehby Hall, NOW WITH THE GOVERNOR. Tho Boad Bill Passed But Efforts Are to Be Made to Have It Vetoed. rrnou a. staff coBBzsrbinixxT.: HabbisbubQ, May G. Tbe Houso must have at least one raoket a day, and to-day it was on the Road bill. This morning Mr. Skinner, ot Fulton, moved to reconsider the vote by which it passed tbo House. He said that when it went through. Its friends bad promised that it should be amended satisfactorily in a confer ence committee, but now he learned that tbe Senate was going to confer in tbe House amendments, and would send the bill to the Governor in Its present shape. He declared that was bad faith, and charged that it was a part of the plan by which the city members were to ram the meas ure down the throats of the country people. He warned the delegates from Philadelphia and Pittsburg that if they persisted in their course some or their appropriation bills wonld go down for want of tbe necessary two-thirds vote. The city members jeered and hissed, and there were cries that tbe country members had forced the Tag-art tax bill noon the cities. Mr. Brooks replied in vigorous terms, and the de bate got very warm. While it was going on word was sent to the friends ot the bill in the Senate, and it was im mediately called up and the amendments promptly concurred in. Bo very precipitate was tho action that the clerk was sent over to the House with the information that the Sen ate had concurred, and got back from bis er rand before the roll call was ended. Had tbe result been against concurrence some one would have been placed In a rather awkward predicament but the majority happened to be on the right side. Tbe Senate's messaees f ell like a thunderclap on the opponents ot tbe bill and some very strong language was indulged in, the debate ending only when the Speaker decided that, the Senate having concurred in the amendments, a motion to reconsider was out ot order. A strong effort will be made to have the Governor veto the bill. JUDICIAL APPORTIONMENT. Party Lines Drawn Upon Two of the Pro posed Amendments. tFEOM A BTA17 COBB-SFONDEXT.l HAebisbtjbO, May 5. The judicial appor tionment bill came up in tbe House to-night Mr. Wherry endeavored tb have Adams connty taken from Cumberland, but party lines were drawn ou the bill all through, and his amend ment, with that ot Mr. GUIan to continue Cen ter with Huntingdon, was voted down by tbe Republicans. Tbe provlston to give Philadel phia two extra judges was stricken out Mr. Crlbbs, of Clarion, offered an amendment continuing his county with Jefferson, which was pending when tbe House adjourned. The bill be regarded as a party measure, and, if amended at all, will only bo In accordance with the wishes of the Republican majority. FIIT-BUBG STBEET BILLS. Conference Committee Beports on Three) of the Measures Agreed To. tFEOM A STAFF COBB-SFOirD-irr.l Habbisbubo, May 5. Both bouses agreed to-day to tho reports of the Conference Com mittees upon three of Senator Fllnn's street bills. Tbey are tho bill creating and regulating municipal liens, tbe bill amending tbe Pitts burg charter, and tbe curative bill relating to tbe levy, assessment and collection of the costs and expenses of grading, paving and macadam ising of streets, lanes and alleys. These bills are ready for tbe Governor's action. BUI 32, the general act for future Improve ments of streets and sewers, which has not yet been acted upon, will be amended by adding. Instead of tbe ordinary repealing clause, a sec tion specifically repealing every special act passed for the city of Pjtubnrg. The Ballot Bill Amendments. IFIIOM A STAFF COBKKSFONP-KT.l HABBiSBrma, May 5. Collector David Martin and Magistrate Durham, of Philadel phia ira here lookine after the amandraanti which are to go Into the Baker ballot bill, IF YOU,; - Tbey will not be made public until Thursday, but may be relied upon to materially change the character of the bill. BILLS WHICH WILL BE DB0PPED From the Calendar of the Houso After May IS. (SPECIAL TZLEOEA TO TUX SISrATCTI.l HABBISBtlBO, May 5. In the House to-day a resolution was adopted to drop bills "postponed for the present" on May 15 next, among which are tbe Constitutional convention bill and tbe bills reqnlting all kinds of electric wires to be placed underground by August 1 next Bills were passed to appropriate 851700 to supply the deficiency In tbo Adjutant General's office: making an appropriation of 8123,000 to soldiers' orphan schools. Fow. of Philadelphia, denominated as out rageous legislation the act authorizing Mathilda Gross MacConnell, of Pittsburg, to sell and con vey In fee simple, freed and discharged from any trust under tbe will of EvaUn Gross, de ceased, all tbe residuary real property devised by her win. Tbe bill passed finally Yeas, 137; nays, 11 UNITED STATES SENATORS. 'n looking to ibelr Election irectlv bv tbe People. fr IX STAFlr CORBESFOjrDKXT.t H ABk-3URa, May 5. Mr. Williams, of But ler, offered a concurrent resolution to-day, re questing Congresswhen tbe Legislatures of two-thirds of the States shall have taken simi lar action, to call a convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for the election of United Staus Senators by a vote of the qualified elec tors ot each State. If not objected to, as being outot order, it will be renewed on Friday, and Mr. Williams says he has votes enough promised to pass it in the House. ALLEGHENY'S ADDITIONAL C0UBT. The BUI Providing for Common Pleas No. 3 Passed by the House. rsr-ciu. TSLXSXA. TO TUX DISPATCTI.I Habbisbubo, May J5. Among the bills passed by tbe House to-day was that creating an additional Court of Common Pleas in Alle gheny county, designated as Court of Common Pleas No. 3, and providing for three Judges therefor. CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL OPEMNO Iff HEW YOBS ATTENDED BY A DISTINGUISHED GATHERING. Secretary "Blaine Present With Several Members of His Family Tho Iron Mas ter Hakes a Suggestion as to a Music Hall for Pittsburg. rnr-CTAX. TaLXOBAM TO TEES DHFATCH.1 -TewYobk, May 6. "Something like this, only a trifle smaller, for Pittsburg," was what Mr. Carnegie said to me when I asked him about his ideas on the Music Hall subject when he emerged from his box after the old Busslan. Tchaiskowskr bad finished his crashing march. The iron mas ter had been dashing around in his usual energetic manner prior to tbe commencement of the concert He arrived with Mr. Blaine, Mrs. Damroschand J. G. Blaine, Jr.. and when the party entered their boxes, 33 ana 37, tbe ap plause was so significant that tbe tariff main stay and tbe reciprocity advocate had to bow profusely. Then, Mr. Carnegie went to several boxes andslraok hands with their occupants. He left Secretary Whitney's box lust in time to encounter Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Magee in tbe corridor. Mr. Carnegie escorted Mr. and Mrs. Magee to seats in box SI upper tier. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron French were also met and greeted. Mr. Blaine stopped long enonzh in tbe oorrldor to ask If I belonged to tbe "Pittsburg seven," wbo have already achieved fame. He also asked after the healtb of B. F. Jones, The Secretary of State is looking very robust The first half of tbe programme Mr. Blaine and his son stayea in tneir own oox, out oaring ins Berlioz Te'Deum he went. into Mr. Carnegle'B logo. During the intermission Mr. Carnegie came np to tbe Pittsbnrg box and chatted with the "seven" and Messrs. Panl Zimmerman, W. L. Mustln and S. H. McKee. making the box the cynosure of every eye. There were none of the personnel of the Pittsburg May Festival con cerned in to-night's programme, and critical judgment will tnereiore beprofltless. Marked applause followed. all of Bishop Potter's com- gLimentary allusions to Mr. Carnegie, and had e been upon tbe stage a response wonld have been insisted upon. BOYD DECLARED A USURPER. The Nebraska Supreme Court Deoides the . Gubernatorial Contest. Lincoln, May adjust before tbe adjourn ment ot the Supreme Court this afternoon a decision was handed down in the Thayer-Boyd quo warranto case. A judgment of ouster was rendered against Governor Boyd in favor of ex Governor Thayer. Tbe opinion was written by Judge Norval, Judge Cobb concurring, but Jndge Maxwell dissented. Counsel for Governor Boyd announced to-day that they wiU at once apply for a supersedeas for tbe purpose of taking the case on a writ of error to tbe United States Supreme Court They claim that the question of naturalization is a Federal one, and they are confident of suc cess in the conrt of Last resort LOOKS LIKE LEPROSY. A Creek Peddler In New York Has All the Symptoms. 'rSPICIAL TX-SqXAJC TO TBI DISPATCH. 1 NEW YOBK, May 5. Dr. Alonzo Blaurelt, of S8S West Twelfth street reported to tbe Health Department yesterday that a Greek peddler in Oliver street was suffering from a disease that resembled leprosy. Tbe Greek came to New York from Mexico three weeks ago. Dr. Ed son sent an inspector to examine the man. The Inspector reported that tbe symptoms resem bled leprosy. Tbere were signs of necrosis of tbe bones ot the fingers and toes. The patient waa isolated, and tbe rooms were fumigated. To-day Dr. Edson will take two expert to examine the case. Occasional cases of leprosy are not considered to involve danger to the public health. The contagion does not spread easily. A COKE FAMINE IN CHICAGO. It Is Caused by the Prolonged Strike In Pennsylvania Beglon. CmcAoo, May 5. The supply of coke in and around of Chicago has almost been exhausted, and a coke famine Is threatened. Tbe Illinois Steel Company and tbe CalumetSteel and Iron Company have been compelled to abandon their furnaces, for want of iuel. Already moro than 1,500 men have been thrown out of employment by reason of tbe long continued strike in the Pennsylvania coke districts. AN OFFER TO MEDIATE Between the ChUean Combatants to Be Made by This Country. WAsnxsoTOir, May 6. The Government of the United States has instructed Mr. Eagan, our Minister to Chile to offer to mediate be tween tbe combatants in that country in tbe Interest of peace aud good order, and that France and Brazil, the other two great repub lics of the world have joined In tbe proffer of their good offices in tbe Interest of tbe perpe tuity of the republican principles ot govern- (j - eat, r&, TBE QUEEN OF THE if AT. , HAVE REAL ESTATE TO SXXE, OK WANT TO BUT, ADVERTISE in The DISPATCH IT IS CLOSELY" BEAD BY ALL WHQ SEEK INVESTMENTS, THREE CENT& T ! But the Corruption of the Courts to Be Punished at New Orleans. LYNCHING ALLRGH THE GRAND JURY'S REPORT. -I In Plain Language tbe Act of tho Blot Is Declared to Have Been , the Will of the People. SIX INDICTMEHTS ARE FOUND, nt They Are Against 0'IIaIIey and His Associates, and Not Those Who Toot the Law in Their Own Hand PBESS AKD PUBLIC BOTH APPJ.0YE. Let-sg Citrus Were Cc.ialUd nd They Insisted ea He Bilf-Wiy Policy, 1st a Ccnjltta Tdicat. PR-0ICCB LITTLE SATIS7ACTICN TOR ITiLT nr-CIAI. TX-KQIU-- TO TUX DISFATCnt Kew Obleaits, May 5. The long ex pected report of the grand jury in the Parish prison lynching, covering also the death of Hennessey and the Mafia, was presented to Judge Marr at about 5 o'clock this evening. The report is what has been predicted for some time. The grand jury reiuses to find anyindictments against the men concerned in the lynching of the Italians at the Parish , prison, declares that the lynching was the spontaneous act of the entire people, and that it would be folly to try them. It reviews the history of the Hennessey case, declares the existence of a Mafia or a murder society here, insists that the case made by tbe State against the Italians was a strong one, and that there was consider able tampering with the jury, aud finally touches on a number of important matters, such as immigration, the citizenship of tho dead men, etc. The grand jury has been en gaged in this report for more than three) weeks, and has heard some 400 witnesses. The Beport Beceived With Satisfaction. It has thoroughly examined the subject and it has had tbe benefit of tbe information acquired by the Committee of Safety in their investigation of Mafia. The report ia everywhere read with satisfaction. The press, with practical unanimity, approves it, and says that any other finding wonld hive made the law ridiculous, it would then have been necessary to have indicted 10,000 or more people. It would bave been impossible to have tried them, more than impossible to bave convicted them, and tbe resnlt would have been to make. tho Saw a mockery and anab. surdity. Public opinion is of tbe same way ot think' lng. A minority, including some of the mem who took a leading part in the lynching, wera in favor of the grand jury finding af ew indict ments. These would have been disposed ot as once by verdicts of not guilty, and tbe diplo matic affair with Italy would thus have been aS once arranged; whereas, when the grand Jury refuses to act, it may give Italy an opportunity for further demands on this Gov ernment. But the great majority of the people preferred "to take tbU view of tbe mat ter and declared that the people approved the) action of the mob, and that the action was) justifiable, proper aud necessary. Any indict ment against the men engaged would appear ta stigmatize it as a crime. The grand jury heard a number of the most prominent citizens on this point, and from tbelr testimony concluded tbat tbe act ot the mob was the act of the people, approved by all, and tbat it wonld bo unwise to assail It by any indictments. Here) is the report: Text of the Document. To tbe Bon. Robert H. Marr. Jodie or Criminal District Court of the Parish of hew Orleans: When this grand jury entered upon iu terra of service there was pending in Section B, this tribunal, the trial of bine men indicted for par ticipation in tbe assassination of the late super intendent of police, D. C. Hennessey, on the) night of Octobers. 1890. The enormity of that crime, executed at ther mldnlght" hour, created nnusual interest throughout the whole county, while in onr city, vitally concerned in tbe administration of justice as deeply affecting her social and political welfare, the sentiment of the populace) bad crystallised into the concrete form of ex pression that justice be rendered through the) recognized channels of criminal jurisprudence tbat the guilty perpetrators,whoever tbey were, be tried by an impartial jury of American citi zens, and meet with a righteous conviction. The Awful and Prominent Fact. One fact stood out in awful prominence, above and beyond dispute or question by any man tbe fact tbat a crime of unparalleled atrocity had been committed, evidenced by the five terrible death-dealing weapons) the numer ous sings and bullets fired on their errand ot human destruction and found Imbedded in th fences' and houses at the scene, besides the) missiles tbat struck down the solitary man, wbo would never have been marked as the vlo tim bad be not filled the responsible position OS cblef officer of the law. It Is not to be wondered that attention should! be directed to tbe trial during the many days of its progress, in the selection of jurors, tbo evidence of witnesses, the arguments of coun sel, tbe charge ot the judge, and finally concen trated on tbe 12 men. who, by virtue of their solemn oatb, sat in awful judgment on their fellowmen. Tbe verdict is now ot official rec ord, bearing date March 13, 1S9L We cannot be mistaken In the assertion thaS' the verdict waa startling, amazing, a bitter dis appointment, shocking to public opinion, pro voking tbe repeated accusation that soma ot tbe jury had been unfaithful to their office. W.e feel tbat we do not transcend the limits of our duty as the grand inquest to refer to tbe strone presentation of tbe case as made by the State through counsel associated in the prose cution clear, continuous, convincing in tha direct testimony and the material circum stances It appeared more than sufficient to convince the most unwilling listener witb its truth, and convey the full measure of its power to those wbo ventured a doubt. The Action of the Jurors. As the trial neared its termination it was not possible for any observer to fail to realize tho comments mads on every sldo touching the action of soma members of tbe jury when the) case should be submitted; charges and specula tion abounded, coupled with the well-known connection ot certain parties of unenviablo notoriety, as shown by their presence daily in the codrt room and building, arousing tbe sua-' picion that tho most subtle, dangerous and powerful Influences known to the practice of criminal lawwere-being exercised in behalf of tbe defense. " These considerations bare led ns to investigate tbe subject embracing; all its at-' tendant oondjtl.ns and incidents. The inquiry his been con&ncted with the utmost diligence devoid of fearer partiality, with tbe single pur pose of fastening tbe guilt to the proper persons and presenting them under indictment to this tribunal. Each one ot the 12 jurors ot the trial was snmmoned and asked to make a statement. None objected, bnt all rather welcomed tha op portunity. It was a notable teatnre ot the) Continued on -Sixth -page: 5. , J -'J I 1 'J fal wi.