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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH TUESDAY' AUGUST J 9. - JTO3.
allowed in groceries for a week is 55 aad in
small families the amount is 52 50.
The committee is not surprised over the
Duquesne surrender, it harm; been ex
pected for a week. There is no discourage
ment here in consequence. The Duquesne
mill was runninc in lull last evening and
there is much rejoicing in that town among
merchants. A lew Homestead men were
mar the mill gate this evening and hissed
the men when they came out. There was
TO' MEET ONCE MORE.
After a Tiro Weeks' Recess the Pittsbarc
Mitnaractiirers and tho TVace Commit
tee AV11I Meet To-Day and Itesumo the
This afternoon the Pittsburg iron manu
facturers and the "Wage Committee of tbe
Amalgamated Association will resume their
discussion of the new "Western scale of
prices. "Whether an agreement will be
reached or not by the joint committee is
surrounded by the same degree of uncer
tainty that bas all along characterized the
conferences since the inauguration of the
trouble. "Whatever the outcome will be,
e ery thing at this time points to a continu
ance of the difficulty.
It is nearly a foregone conclusion that the
Amalgamated Association will not favor
tbe proposed scheme of the manufacturers
for arbitration, and no further considera
tion will be given to the matter except to
make a report at to-day's meeting as to how
the question was received by the sub-lodges of
the organization. President-elect Garland,
when asked last evening if the suggestion
ot arbitration had been warmly received,
would not commit himself in any way. He
answered that a majority of the lodges had
not yet banded in their votes on tbe matter,
and even if he wished to he could not givp a
reply before to-dav, as the result would not
be known at headquarters until just pre
vious to the conlerence with the manufac
turers. Several of the sub-lodges whose decisions
have been in lor a week or more have sent
communications to President AVeihe offer
ing various suggestions for bringing about
a settlement, the adoption of which may
have considerable bearing upon the contro
versy. The exact nature of these suggestions
has not been divulged, but it is said the ma
jority of them advocate the granting of re
ductions to the manufacturers in certain de
partments. All of the officials of the Amalgamated
Association are much exercised over the
publication that Brown & Co. Limited, of
the Wayne Iron Works, wrre given a re
duction of 10 per cent on the prices fixed
by the Convention, to go into effect in all
iron mills. "They signed the scale," said
President Weihe, "without any deviation
or concession in the fixed scale. To have
given them this discount would have been
unfair to all other manufacturers, in that
line of trade. Such statements as that are
very annoying, especially at this time, and
there being no truth in it at all I do not,
for my part, see how they are allowed to
appear in any paper without being authen
ticated." There was little, If anything, out of the
ordinary routine at the Amalgamated Asso
ciation's headquarters yesterday. No new
signatures to tbe scale were secured. A
number of letters were received from all
parts of the country containing funds for
the assistance of the locked-out men at
Homestead. During the afternoon tbe of
ficials were visited by a delegation of non
union men lrom Homestead. There were
21 in tbe party and all had stories to tell of
their experience in the mill. Of the whole
number two were rollers, while the balance
was made up of heaters, machinists and la
borers. They had grown tired of the con
finement of the mill and left.
"WOED FBOH O'DONHELL
Revives the Hopes ot the Striking Mill Men
At midnight Tom Crawford, the acting
chairman of the Advisory Board at Home
stead, received this telegram:
Boston, Auff. 8, 1692.
To Tom Crawford, Homestead, Pa. :
Boston will send you $l,CO0 through the
proper channels, mil be home Wednesday
night. Hcgh O'Dosxkll.
Crawford read this dispatch to The Dis
patch reporter and then said: "I wish you
would quote me as saying this: The
Homestead strike is still on, and tbe men
r.re satisfied that they will win. The bluff
made by Mr. Potter and Secretary Lovejoy
lias been called, much to their disgust.
The action of the Duquesne men, in return
ing to work doesn't alarm us, for we have
been expecting a break in that quarter for
several days. I have just shown you this
telegram lrom O'Donncll, and by it you
can Bee that we have firm friends on the out
side. You will find that in the end the men
will gain a complete victory."
There is no doubt but what Hugh O'Don
nell's arrival on Wednesday night,
if he does arrive, will create
a general sensation in Homestead. His
prolonged absence has created a deal of talk
among the striking mill men, and his pres
ence, coupled with the fact that a number of
tbe non-union men have deserted the works,
will revive the hopes of the strikers.
A large number of non-union men em
ployed in the Homestead mills quit work
yesterday and departed from the borough.
.Members of the Advisory Board said last
night that they were positive that over 200
men left on Saturday and Sunday, and that
100 of these came out yesterday. The
agents of the company would neither deny
nor affirm this. As a matter of fact
at least 100 machinists, mechanics and
laborers came out yesterday. The majority
of them called at labor headquarters and
conferred with members of the Advisory
Board. They declared that they had money
enough to get back to their homes, and all
they wanted was protection until they left
Homestead. Their prayer was quickly
granted, and by 10 o'clock in the evening
they were all on their way homeward.
COX TAKES A VACATION,
The Men Promise to Make Ao More Infor
mations for a Week.
Attorney John F. Cox is played out and
will leave for Chautauqua this morning to
spend a week. While he is gone Mr.
Brennen will take care of tbe interests of
the men. When he gets back Mr. Brennen
intends to take a vacation. Mr. Cox said
be didn't think any more informations
would be made this week.
The other side had no suits to enter yes
terday, and Captain Breck said they would
take it easy for awhile. As soon as sufficient
evidence is gathered in any case, Secretary
Jjovejoy will make the information. The
latter states that no arrests will be made for
THE BAIL? 8TATEHENT;
Secretary Tovrjoy Wot Worried Over tho
Resignation of Xlcolls.
Mr. Prick was at bis office yesterday, but
had nothing to say. Secretary Lovejoy
said they bad plenty of men at Duquesne,
nd are satisfied. About 20 men were sent
to Homestead during the day. He says a
number of shipments bad been made, and
several new departments have been started.
Two more departments were pnt in opera
tion in the Thirty-third street milL Night
Puddle Boss Kicolls in this mill resigned
yesterday. Mr! Lovejoy said he had heard
Ricolls had quit, but he didn't ihink the
loss of one man wonld close up tbe works.
Captain Helnde Rapidly Recovering.
Captain Heinde, the Pinkerton leader
who was shot at Homestead during the
fight, is getting along nicely. His wounds
have all healed, so there is no danger from
blood poisoning. He suffers a good deal of
pn from neuralgia, but the doctor's treat
ment is fast banishing this.
They Are Trne Bine.
The Press Committee of the locked-out
Amalgamated men in. Lawrence ville state
that it is untrue that the Willow Grove
Brewery recently filled an order for the
Carnegie Steel Company Limited and sup
plied some of their products to the non
union men in the Thirtv-third street mill.
They further affirm that some malicious
person reported it to them and they subse
quently found out that the Willow Grove
Brewery never aided non-union men in any
STREATOR IS SUSTAINED.
He Is Unanimously Re-Eleeted Wentenant
Colonel of His Regiment The Result
Cheered With Vehemence Private lams
Hears the Applause and la Chagrined.
An election was held last night for a
lieutenant-colonel of the Tenth Begiment,
if. G. P. The commission of Lieutenant
ColonelJ. B. R. Streator, whose punish
ment of Private lams bas caused so much
comment, expired recently, and this elec
tion was to fill the vacancy. As four com
panies ot the regiment are on duty at Swiss
Yale the election was held there. Lieuten
ant Colonel Frank L Rntledge, of the
Eighteenth Infantry, conducted the elec
tion, and Captain W. H. Davis and Ad
jutant H. F. Davis, of the Eighteenth, were
At 8 o'clock 21 of the 24 company officers
of the regiment assembled in headquarters.
The company officers alone have a voice in
choosing a field officer and in this case 13
votes were required for a choice.
Captain Laird, of Company I, of Greens
burg, was recognized immediately alter the
order for the election had been read. He
"I desire to place in nomination for
Lieutenant Colonel of this regiment J. B.
R. Streator. " We all know him. He has
been with us many years and ire recognize
his worth. It is not my Intention, for I do
not deem it necessary to pronounce a
eulogium upon him; I am content to place
his name before the officers of the regi
ment." Captain Barnett, of Company H, of Wash
ington, seconded tbe nomination, say
ing: "It is with much pleasure that I sec
ond the nomination of Colonel Streator.
There have been occurrences recently that
have drawn the eyes of the people to the
Tenth Begiment, and I am glad that this
opportunity bas come that we can show the
National Guard and the people of Pennsyl
vania that the officers of this regiment, the
men who know what Colonel Streator has
done while in service with us, speak with
no uncertain sound when they say they
indorse and uphold his actions. For these
reasons, and knowing how good a soldier
Colonel Streator is, I second his nomina
tion." There were no other nominations and
Captain Wescott, of Company A, of Mo
nongahela City, moved that Captain Loar,
of Company E, of Mt Pleasant, cast the
vote of the officers for Colonel Streator.
Tbe motion wai adopted unanimously and
Captain Loar deposited 21 votes lor Colonel
Streator, who was declared elected Lieuten
ant Colonel of tbe regiment.
The officers broke out into three cheers
for Streator that were given with a lusty
will, Colonel Hawkins, Major Howry and
the staff" officers joining in. A short dis
tance from the headquarters is tbe guard
house, and the two reliefs of the guard on
duty there heard the news at once. They
took up tbe cheering, and .then tbe men
down on tbe company streets lined up and
for 15 minutes they made the camp ring
with cheers for Colonel Streator. The drum
corps turned out and added its din to the
racket, while many of the men gathered in
lront of the headquarters to cheer again.
In the meantime Colonel Streator had
been sent for and was bronght down to
headquarters. He accepted the election
and was sworn in at once. He thanked the
officers for re-electing him, and said that as
he had tried to do his duty to his regiment
and his State in the past, so would he try
to do it in the future. He made no refer
ence to the recent disciplinary affair ex
cept to gay that this election meant that he
was in the regiment for five years more and
be was in to stay. After that every officer
in the regiment shook hands with him.
Lieutenant Colonel Streator enlisted as a
private in Company H, Tenth Begiment, on
January 25, 1881; was appointed Adjutant
of tbe regiment June 19, 1882; reappointed
Adjutant April 15, 1884, his commission
having expired, and was elected Lieutenant
Colonel on Augnst 8, 1887.
lams was in Homestead last night, and
after tbe election three hearty cheers were
heard from tbe provisional brigade across
the river. The discharged private inquired
the reason and was greatly chagrined when
he learned the truth.
LEAVES THE FIRM.
Night Superintendent Nichols, an Old and
Trusted Employe of the Carnegie Steel
Company Located at the Upper Union
Mills, Resigns His Position.
Discussion last evening among the Amal
gamated workmen at Lawrenceville cen
tered upon the resignation of Bicbard
Nichols, who has been in the employ of the
Carnegie Company at the Upper Union
mills for 18 years past. During the recent
trouble he remained in -the firm's service,
even when he was cognizant of the fact that
by so doing he was gaining the enmity of
all his neighbors and friends in that vi
cinity. His resignation was made in the form of
a letter. The communication follows and
To Mr. J. B. "cott. Superintendent of the Upper
Unloulruu Mills: vv
Dear Sir I hereby tender you my restg
nation as night superintendent and puddle
boss, to take effect on algbt. Respectiully
yours, Eichaud .Nichols.
No explanation accompanied the letter,
but when questioned Nichols said he had
taken the step after careful deliberation,
his work having been made extremely un
pleasant since the strike commenced. Mr.
Nichols does not blame any of the officers
of tbe company and it is not on account of
any ill treatment lrom them that he decided
to leave their employ, bnt he says he bas
been required to work very bird lately and
could not stand the severe strain. This, be
claims, is bis principal reason for resigning."
When asked for some particulars of the in
side work of the mill he said that the 18 and
20-inch mills had not started up until yes
In regard to the number of men working
be said there were less now than at any time
since the strike began, and before the plant
can be successfully operated many repairs
will have to be made. Mr. Nichols further
stated that the firm bad to shut down No. 2
plate mill, tbe 8 and 12-inch mills and the
scrap mill. He denies the assertion that he
was compelled to resign by the firm, they
having asked for his resignation for derelec
tion of duty.
At the Amalgamated headquarters yester
day the Press Committee reported that dur
ing the morning five workmen from the
East entered the mill to gJp work, and in
addition to these two men from 'Home
stead entered the works bringing their
trunks with them. To offset this 10 or 12
of the non-union men deserted yesterday
and joined the locked-out men. Among
them were two of the best heaters in the
Non-Union Men Jeered.
Jeers and sarcastic remarks followed the
towboat Tide yesterday morning oq Its
usual trip to Homestead. When the barge
left tbe wharf at the foot of Smithfield
street, it had on board 100 non-union men.
Quite a crowd had gathered to see the boat
leave, and just as tbe tow line was cast off
they began calling names after the non
union men. Officers Tetley and Brown soon
dispersed the crowd on the levee.
Two Runaway Boys Captured. '
Detective Demmel went to Steubenville
last night to bring back two runawayboys,
and returned with tbem early this morning.
The little fellows are Eddie and Harry
Demmel, sons of a Southside glassblower.
They ran away last Thursday and hare been
at Steubenville looking for work since.
They claim they left home to escape abuse. .
The Ft "Wayne Bailroad to
Be Elevated Throughout
PEOPERTX BEING BOUGHT.
Talk Last Evening With the Grade
SUPT. STARR 0DTLINIS PLANS.
Washington Avenue to Be Included in the
BAILROAD ANXIOUS FOB THE CHANGE
Ever slnee the Pennsylvania Company,
three years ago", submitted to the Councils
of Allegheny a proposition to elevate their
tracks through Allegheny, so that in the
main part of the city there should be no
grade crossings, the question has been dis
cussed only unofficially by public authori
ties; but it transpires that the railroad com
pany has been going ahead and making
plans tor the carrying out of the idea. En
gineers have been making careful drafts of
all the street crossings of tbe Ft. Wayne
road in Allegheny, and at Washington
avenue, within six months, the company
has bought y 0,000 worth ot property on
which to locate the approaches to the cross
ings at that point From what occurred be
fore the committee last evening it became
evident that the great corporation has been
carefully preparing its plans to avoid all
grade crossings in Allegheny City.
The cost of elevating the line from the
railroad bridge to Marion avenue will be
heavy, but once accomplished there will be
not only a large saving to the company from
the avoidance of damage snits, but an op
portunity for the making of faster time
through the city stations to the outer
The Old Flan of the Company.
The proposition made by the company to
Councils three years ago carried the agree
ment of the railroad executive to bear the
cost of elevating the tracks all the way
from the Allegheny river to North avenne,
with the requirement that the city should
pay about 40,000 for the slight alteration
of a street near the northern end of the rail
road bridge, so that the railroad line at that
point could have a slightly larger curve.
From Federal street to Pennsylvania ave
nue there is a very heavy up-grade, and to
elevate the line from the river westward
will, as a matter of fact, make a compara
tively level grade through the central part of
the city. The company agreed at that time
to so elevate its tracks that it would go
overhead at Anderson, Saudusky and Fed
eral streets and North avenue. At that
time tbe proposal was discussed by Coun
cils, bnt through various delays and
"touching expeditions" the life of the
Councils elapsed before any agreement was
The present Councils, by resolution in
troduced by Arthur Kennedy, provided a
Special Committee on Grade Crossings. Mr.
Kennedy was made Chairman, and an effort
was made last evening to hold a meeting of
this committee. "tTnfortunately only four
members of the committee appeared, but the I
meeting was attended by Superintendent
A. B. Starr, of the Eastern Division of the
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Bail
road, with two of his assistants, and by Mr.
Herbert Du Puy, who is a large owner ot
property in the neighborhood of the Wash
ington avenue crossing.
The Company Ready at Any Time.
No business could be transacted, but
there was a sitting of about an hour, during
which time views were freely interchanged
between Messrs. Starr, Kennedy, Lowe,
Nesbit and Du Puy. Mr. Starr said that he
understood that while the proposition of
three years ago bad died, as far as the Coun
cils to which it was presented were con
cerned, it still held good for tbe railroad
company. That proposition came from
Vice-President McCrea, and as far as the
company was concerned had no time limit
Mr. Kennedy said that the Councils de
cided to Include in the arrangement a plan
for the avoidance of the 'grade crossing at
Washington avenue, and also desired to see
the railroad tracks moved to the west at
that point, so that California avenue could
be straightened to Y ashington avenue. He
said that the committee would like to have
a proposition from the company as to what
they were willing to do at Washington
Superintendent Starr said that the com
pany had made a crossing proposition, which
still stood, and he thought the seoond pro
posal ought to come from the Councils. In
the case ot Washington avenne, he said, the
situation was somewhat complicated, and as
the railroad ought to go under the street at
that point, four over-head approaches wonld
be required. Sedgwick street and Wash
ington avenue meet just at the railroad
crossing, and two approaches would be re
quired lrom each side of the tracks.
Bad Several Plans Ready.
He thought the city ought to bear a part
of the cost at that crossing. Mr. Starr,
admitted, however, that it was merely a
matter of form which side made the first
proposition. The company had secured
three or four plans for that crossing, and in
the end there was only a question which
plan should be adopted. f
Superintendent Starr said that the rail
road company would be put to enormrus
expense to build its line overhead fromf.be
river to the parks. The elevation at fed
eral street, be thought, wonld cost 1150,
000. Chief Ehlers, who was present, said
he had figured on the change of grade and
he could not see how any such cost could be
Mr. Starr, in the course of the conversa
tion, agreed with Mr. Kennedy that the
abolition of grade crossings would benefit
the city and the railroad company mutually.
After further general talk it was agreed
that Mr. Kennedy and Chief Ehlers should
jointly draw up a letter to Superintendent
Starr, asking him to submit for the com-
Iiany a proposition lor the company, cover
ng not only the former proposal, "but also
Including Washington avenue, which has,
in recent years, become oiie of the principal
east and west streets of the city. Mr. Starr
said that as soon as he received such a let
ter he would submit it tit the chief officials
of the company and woild give a prompt
W Know Why.
So Do the People. I
All know why wu sell the most pianos
ana organs. Tbelr quality and durability.
None not first-class. Cclckerlng, Hardman,
Krakauer. Vose pianos at lowest prices con
sistent with their worth, on most reasonable
terms of payment.
All kinds of organs. All prices.
MrxLOE i Home,
"Palace of Music." J! fifth avenue.
Excursion to Atlaatle City
Rate (10 the round trip, and tickets good
City. Trains TeaTqrUtaburgn.t 8 A,, and
0'iIARA NOT AFRAID.
The Superintendent of. Police Says Be
Used Melthrr Deception Nor Force to
Brine Anarchist Molllck to Pittsburg
TVhy He "Wished to Come. ,
Police Superintendent O'Mara makes a
complete denial of all the allegations made
by Frank Mollick in an alleged interview
with the Anarchist telegraphed from Long
.Branch. He declares he has no fear of any
action Mollick may bring against him, be
cause he compelled the fellow to do nothing
against his own will. Said the Superin
tendent: Ab to deceiving or Improperly persuading
dolllck to come here, that was Impossible,
because he could not understand English
and I oonld not have talked to him If I
wished. I don't want to have a controversy
in the newspapers about the matter, bnt it
MolllcK claims all he la alleged to bavesald
be Is simply lying;. I don't Delteve be says
hair that Is credited to him.
I can't say whether Mollick asked for a
hearing at Long Branch or not He was
arrested by officers there and they bad" him
In charge until the train left tbe station.
They put him on the train and in taking
charge or him then I acted on the suggestion,
or Chler layton, of Long Branch. A to the
paper Mollick signed waiving tbe right to
extradition proceedings I only know: that I
was present wben his employer, who acted
as interpreter In all conversations their,
read tbe paper to him. Mollick there and
then expressed his willingness to return
wltbont papers, saying be was anxlons to
come to Pittsburg and prove his Innocence.
He fully understood the nature of the paper
and signed It without any compulsion what
ever. After coming here Molllok signed two
papers, as he says, bnt not under force or
threats. He asked for a German lawyer and
I sent for Henry Meyer, whose reputation is
a guarantee of good faith. When we learned
of the action against Layton tbe circum
stance was explained to Molllok and he will
ingly signed a paper exonerating Layton
and myself from any blame for our notion.
Afierhls hearing aud lie was a freeman,'
Mollick voluntarily signed another paper
exoulpatlng everybody concerned with his
coming hero from any blame. There was no
contract by whioh he agreed not to enter
suit, bat be stated his belief that no Injustice
had been done him, and his satisfaction over
tho way he bad been treated while here.
Mollick knew that tbe charge of being a
fugitive ft om Justice, wblob I would have
made nguinat blm bad be not come here, is
not bailable in New Jersey, though it Is In
Pennsylvania, and that is why he wished to
WARTS TO GIT BACK HOME.
A Young 1'hlladelphlan Becomes Tired of
the Homestead Mills.
Thomas Lide, a young Irishman from
Philadelphia, who has been working at
Homestead, was about City Hall yesterday
trying to secure transportation to his home.
Lide claimed he had been engaged to go to
work at Homestead as a machinist, with
the understanding that the strike was oyer.
He did not like the foreman in the depart
ment in which he was put to work and quit
after working two days, coining to the city
yesterday morning. He said he would have
remained but for the trouble with the fore
man. Speaking of the men in tbe mill he
said that many of them were unacquainted
with machinery and as a result were being
injured continually. A number of them
had had their fingers smashed or cut off,
others had their feet injured, one man hav
ing part of his foot taken off, and nearly
half the men in the mill are suffering from
injuries of one kind or another.
Lide received no encouragement in his re
quest for a free ride to Philadelphia.
AS 1NCIPIEHT BIOT.
Two Rival Gangs of Workmen Make It In
teresting on the Southside.
The men of Sloan & Mcllwaine, contract
ors, who are paving Carson street, struck
yesterday for more wages. They were paid
SI 25 per day and wanted $1 35. Tbe de
mand was granted, and then they concluded
they would have $1 50. This request was
refused and a new gang of men was hired.
The trouble, now commenced. A great
crowd of men, women and children
gathered aronnd tbe Ae-jr hands, calling
them scabs and blacksheep. Boys paraded
up and down tbe street and made the air
blue with profane remarks. Tbe men got
frightened, and sent for the police. Cap
tain Lewis took ten officers to Twenty
eighth street and dispersed the crowd.
The names of a dozen men were secured
and informations made against them. Will
iam Prill, John Burns and Patrick Gar
land were locked up and charged with dis
orderly conduct Captain Lewis claimed
they would be charged with unlawful as
semblage this morning. The others will be
GAMBLE WEIB'S ESTATE.
An Execution Issued on a Mortgage Against
the Dead Superintendent's Property.
Attorney Morton Hunter, in behalf of
County Commissioner Weir, yesterday
issued an execution on a mortgage for
52,570 20 against Harry C Fehl, adminis
trator of Gamble Weir, the late Superin
tendent ot Police, with notice to Henry T.
Marsh and Jane Marsh, his wife, tenants in
possession of the property. The property is
on Cliff street and was owned by Superin
tendent Weir and occupied by the Marsh
family, with whom he lived.
Other executions issued yesterday were:
D. Z. Brickell against Charles, Fred, Al
bert, Charles, jr., and Mary Klopfer.
fl0,184; William Tann Brewing Company,
for use ofW. T. Pier, receiver, vs. Bobert
Liddell, $223; William Taylor & Co. vs.
the East End Furniture Company, Limited,
and C Hitchcock, manager, $277 60.
City Attorney Moreland Says Mr. Lewis Is '
Eligible as a Magistrate.
The appointment or police magistrates in
Allegheny City is still a topio of interesting
discussion on the Northside. Councilman
Charles V. Lewis is spoken of most promi
nently for the position in the Central dis
trict. The opposition to him is subsiding,
and tbe question as to his eligibility is no
lfnger broached. An opinion was given by
City Attorney Moreland, of Pittsburg, to
'.he effect that Mr. Lewis was eligible to
'the appointment, despite his present seat
in Councils. The grounds for this state
ment are that Mr. Lewis was a member of
Councils when the city passed into the sec
ond class, and that the ordinance relative
to officers under cities of the second class
could not apply to members who held seats
at the time ot the change of the city, if
'they resigned prior to the offer of appoint
ment. Still Looking for Tramp.
The Allegheny police officials are still
diligently engaged in search for "Tramp,"
the old City Hall dog which has been recently
missing. A report was received by Chief
Murphy last night that Tramp was seen yes
terday on Bose Hill.
Prices Cut In Half
On entire stock men's white vests. Sum
mer neckwear below cost. 3 specials in -hose.
A. G. Campbell & Soss,
27 fifth avenue.
THE SMALL ADVERTISEMENTS
Are continually increasing. Com
parison with July last year shows a
gain of 2,523 for the month. The
July, '92 6,040
July, '91 3,517
The Dispatch was never more de-
for-lservedly popular than now.
REED HAD 1 FRIEND.
Peculiar Circumstances Are Found
in the Noblestown Affair.
P. WOCHER, A GERMAN BOTCHER,
Ii Credited With Keeping the Murderer
In the Icehouse.
THE C0K0NER CONTINUES THE CASE
Coroner McDowell yesterday began tbe
inquest in the case of Murderer Beed and
Deputy Sheriff Coylein the fight at Nobles
town Saturday. The Coroner was assisted
by James M. Bobb, Esq., a f Oakdale.
There were bo many witnesses to be heard,
the testimony developing some new features,
and it was thought advisable to continue
the hearing until Friday afternoon at 1
The story of the bombardment of Beed,
as told yesterday by the witnesses, was
about the same as was given inTHEvDlS
patcii of Sunday. The evidence showed
that the capture ot Beed could have been
made in a more humane manner. The
crowd seemed to be without a general, how
ever, and every man had a different plan,
which all looked to the extermi
nation of Beed. The aim of
the case was to show the position
that ' Peter Wocher, the owner of the
icehouse, held toward Beed. An attempt
was made to prove that Beed came to
Noblestown last Wednesday and Wocher
was keening blm secluded in the icehouse.
The testimony adduced in this line was pe
culiar. Witnesses who were to prove this
were not present. The Wocher family
were on hand.
She Denied Everything.
Mrs. Mary Wooher'was the first to give
her testimony. She said;
I have known Martin Heed formany years,
but I havo not seen him for thrre or fonr
years. I did not see him last Wednesday.
There are a ereat raiiny strange people come
to onr butcher shop; but I would have
known Reed. I did not go near the Ice
house on Saturday. 1 never knew of any
meals being taken to the Icehouse. Lnst
week there was a man at the house who
asked for something to eat, but I did not see
lilm I did not know of anyone being hid
awavln rhe Icehouse.
J. It. Thomas I live In McDonald and
went to Jioblestown Saturday. Just as I
arrived on the scene of the trouble the
building was fired. I got very close to the
structure and could see Reed through the
flames. He was slttlnir, or rather half stand
ins and leaning: aealnst the back wall of the
Icehouse. He did not look as large, as Mar
tin Reed. His features were not recog
nizable. I searobed the building and found
a charred foot where Bend's body had lain.
I heard two shots In the building.
C. B. Buchhart followed. He told about
the-same story as Thomas. He claims that
he called to Beed to surrender, but received
no reply. He said he saw Depnty Sheriff
Coyle before he started down to Nobles
town, and Mr. Buchhart thought he was not
Some Expert Testimony.
Detective W. B. McBrlde's testimony
brought out nothing new. He told how
Chief Orr was shot and of the attempt to
secure Beed alive.
Dr. B. J. A. Irwin was called. sHe testi
fied that Beed's death was due to a gunshot
wound in the heart, inflicted probably be
fore tbe icehouse bad been fired. The body,
he said, was charred and the lower limbs
were missing, also the skull and abdomen had
been burned away. The heart and lungs
were in good condition. Dr. Irwin said the
bullet entered between the fourth and fifth'
rib and then took a downward course. A
man to have shot him must have been in an
elevated position. He could find no evi
dence of bullet wounds anywhere else on
Dr. D. G. Foster, of Crafton, examined
the body of Huge Coyle at Noblestown
after he was ' killed. He was shot in the,
right side of the Heart, and the doctor said
death was instantaneous.
Captain J. W. Gesbit, of Oakdale, testi
fied to having sent six of tbe guns from his
armory to Chief Orr upon an order received
from him. He also said that Beed had
40 or 50 rounds of ammunition with him in
How Coyle Died.
E. E. Colling, of 103 Fourth avenue, was
at Noblestown the day of the shooting. He
said Coyle walked right into the icehouse
and in about ten seconds a shot was heard.
Coyle then jumped outside. Another shot
was fired and Coyle fell dead. The crowd
grew desperate and yelled to blow off the
rear end of the building. He heard a
shot inside and then a number of shots
were heard. These were the cartridges
that Beed had in his pockets. Mr. Coyle
did not hear any one crying for help from
the inside. He thought it might have been
possible to have secured Beed alive.
M. H. Heurehan, of Mt. Altiu, McKean
county, was in Noblestown Saturday. His
evidence brought ont nothingnew.
Fred Kline 1 work for Wocher at No
blestown. I went to work there a week ago.
My work is to attend to the horses and any
thin? else that Is to be done. Last Wednes
day I went to tbe icehouse. 1 went Just to
see what was there and what It looked like.
I saw pop bottles, chairs and benches. There
was no one inside. I saw a hammock and
blankets In It. I did not take anything
with me to the Icehouse. On Friday I was
at the slaughter bouso with a man of
Wocher's. A strange man came to the ice
house. The son knewilm.
The Coroner here thought the man was
lying, or had been told what to say. He
had the jury standing and asked Kline
whether any o these men were the ones.
Une lellow got mixed.
Continuing, the witness testified:
Wocber'a Hired Man Talks.
This morning I saw the same man. No
one told me It was the same man. No one
was talking to me about the case. 1 never
carried any food to tbe slaughter house or
saw anyone else going there with victuals.
I never saw a strange man at the house. I
cannot say that there was anybody sleeping
In tbe hammock. There was no pillow In It.
The blankets were not rolled up, but were
snread out as though they had been used.
Tbe stranger talked to the man In German
and I could not understand blm.
Andrew AVocher I am a son tf Peter
Wooher, tbe butcher at Noblestown. I
have not been in the Icehonse for two
months. Then there was a dance held there.
There was a bench and some pop bottles
left there. There was no clothlnjr or cot In
the building when I was there last.
I go to the slaughter honse every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday. John Romine as
the man there lart Friday. I am acanalntad
with Reed. My father uicd to do a good deal
ofbu'inoss with him. I have not been In
tbe icehonse since the dance, and did not
see tho hammock. Romlne came to the
slaughter bouse to see me butcher.
Tbe Batcher Is Rattled.
Peter Wocher I am a butcher and live at
Noblestown. I bare known Beed for ten
years. I went down to tho Icehouse about 1
o'clock. My visit there was to see a new
horse I had bought. Soon, the fight com
menced. Orr told me Reed was In the house
and he wanted me to go In and get him. I
said I would not go In for 3 000 as Roed
wonld shoot any man. I was at tbe Ice
house on Friday. 1 did not see Reed there.
I did not see Reed on Wednesday. The
weeds were all grown up about the Ice
house. I cannot say whether there wa a
path to the entrance of- the Icohouse
through the weeds. I never noticed Coyle
was drunk when he came to Noblestown
Coroner Did not yon tell your wife In the
piesenceofmy deputy that if sho did not
keep Her month shut abonc this affair y oa
wonld kill hert
This rattled the witness, and he falter
ingly answered no. i
Charles S. Vezere closed up the testimony
for the day with a general story of the bom
bardment of Beed. and his final capture.
He Had A Faithful Wire.
Mrs. Martin Beed, of Midway, has
claimed her husband's body. Sheriff Cherry
received word from 'her last evening that
she would send for it and bury the re
mains, need deserted his wile six years
ago, but she was true to him all through his
troubles, and seems to be his most faithful
'friend at tbe end.
A DESERTER CAPTURED.
A Bright Tonne 'Ian From Slassacliusellf,
Jilted by His Sweetheart, Joins the Reg
ular Army, Then Deserts and la Cap
tured In This City.
Herbert L. Kellen, a deserter from the
United States Army, was arreted in this
city last night after nine months' freedom
from the service. Kellen is a telegraph.
operator and ba been working in this city
since last. May for the Postal Telegraph
Company. His connection with that com
pany was severed a few days ago, and last
night he went to work for the United Press
Association. Two hours after he sat down
at his desk Detective McTighe walked in
and placed him under arrest.
Kellen's home is at Dedham, Mass., and
he is 27 years of age. In July, 1891, after
a quarrel with his sweetheart, he enlisted
in Company D, Second Artillery, at Fort
Warren, Boston Harbor. After three
months' service Kellen became discusted
with his duties as a private in an artillery
company, and with the aid of a civilian's
suit of clothing escaped from the barracks
Until last May he roamed around the
country with the'fear of capture upon him,
regretting the rashness that bad caused him
to act so hastily, but too proud ot the good
old family name that his father had carried
all through the war to adopt an alias.
Herbert Kellen was his name under all cir
cumstances, but, notwithstanding the care
ful vigilance 'exerted by the Government
after deserters, he escaped detection until
Kellen comes of a good family and is a
young man of superior intelligence. Be
refuses to tell the story of his life, bat from
the few remarks he has let fall it mast be
an unusually interesting one.
, The army'officials in this city will take
charge of the prisoner to-day, and will re
turn him under guard to Boston Harbor.
Detective McTighe, under the United States
regulations, will receive the f60 reward for
the capture of a deserter. Kellen will no
doubt be sent to a frontier post as punish
ment for his oflense, and kept at hard work
for tbe period of time his desertion covers,
A HEW COAL C0BPAHY.
Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Capital to
Open a New Coal field.
It was reported yesterday that Jamison
and Fogg, of Greensburg; C. W. Batchelor,
B. A. Cartwright and J. G. Battelle, of
Pittsburg, and J. B. McDermott and others,
of Cincinnati, had formed a combination to
open aud operate a new coal field on the
upper Monongahela river. It is said that
a company with a capital stock of 1250,000
was formed at Cincinnati yesterday. The
company, it is said, will be organized under
Pennsylvania laws, and the main office will
be in Pittsburg. Branch offices will be
opened in Cincinnati and at Greensburg.
The company will not only wholesale its
product, bat will endeavor to find a large
retail field in all the river towns as far
South as Memphis.
BIBER & EAST0N.
MEN'S FINEST HALF HOSE,
HERMSDORF FAST BLACK,
guaranteed not to crock or fade, and
free from all poisonous substance.
Regular made, spliced heels and
toes, at I2c, aoc, 25c, 33c, 40c.
Men's Lisle Thread, 35c, or 3
Men's extra 4-thread Lisle, double
soles and heels, 40c and 50c
Men's Silk Half Hose, extra value,
Regular made Fancy j-Hose re
duced to 20c, or 3 pair for 50c.
BIBER & EAST0N,
M5 AND 507 MABKET STL
SELL GOODS FAST IN THE DULLEST SEASD N.
1,500 yards of Lowell, Bigelotv and
Hartford best quality s-frame Body
Brussels at $1, always sold at $ 1.25
to $1.50. These are full rolls
which will not be duplicated.
A lot of best quality Moquettes in
15 to 30 yard lengths at 75c a yard;
all goods that sold At 1.25.
3,000 yards Tapestry Brussels in
late styles,but patterns which will not
be duplicated for the Fall trade.
60c Grade at 45c.
65c Grade at 50c.
75c Grade at 60c
85c Grade at 65c
1,000 rolls (of 40 yds.) Fancy and White
Mattings at $5 a roll that are worth $7.
1,000 Smyrna Bugs, all new, 40 styles
at $2.50 each. These are special bar
627 AND 629 PENN AVE.
W. V. DERMITT A. CO.,
Engravers, Printers. Stationers
407 GRAST ST. AUD SIXTH. AVE.
J. K. MILLER & CO.
Contract or papering churches,
schools and public buildings.
All. Grades of WaJI Paper.
543 Smithfield St, Pittsburg, Pa
The Treading Plttsbmir, Pa .
Dry Goods Honse. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 13K.
Penn Ave. Stores.
WE OFFER IN
Printed India Silks, in Dark and
Light Colors, with neat small figures,
At 65 Cts. a Yard.
This is one of the best lots of India
Silk Bargains offered this season and
will cap the climax of a big season's
business in this department.
A NEW LOT OF
In Navy Blues,
ALL SPECIAL VALUES. -
At 50c, 75c, 90c, $1, 1.25 and
up to finest Imported Storm Serges
at $3 a yard.
About one-'half the French Robes
Each are still here, but one day's
buying will carry them away.
Better values in Dress Suitings at
25 and 50 cents a yard than were
ever sold over any counter, including
That so many people are -coming in
The place where the money goes
farthest, unless it is at the
Where you find the trimmings for the
Ginghams, Satines, Brandenburgs,
Canton Cloths and other half-price
Wash Dress stuffs.
Lowest Prices in Kid Gloves.
One lot 4-Button Suede Gloves,
Tans only, at
35 CENTS A PAIR
During this August Sale.
ft Ribbon Bargain.
1,000 pieces Fancy Ribbons, widths
No. 30 up to 5 inches, at
20 Cents a Yard,
Former price 50 cents to $1.50 a
yard; such unheard-of bargains fill
the store these August days.
In the two Suit Departments Sum
mer Goods must go GINGHAM
SUITS, CHALLI SUITS, SILK
SUITS for Ladies and Children all
marked down. Children's Suits at
1.00 Ladies' Suits at 1.50, think
of it it's a "Clearance Sale," that's
Going with a rush; they will be in
demand this fall; buy them now and
save money, if you buy them here.
The "mark downs" in
Are worth coming to see, a chance to
save 5 cents and more on every yard.
The sale of Children's English
At $1.00 Each
Goes right on; only about 20 dozen
Bathing Suits, for Men, Women
and Children, best sorts are heTe.
We are doing a big Mail Order
business during this August Clearance
Jos. Hrortie 8c Co.,
609-621 Penn Ave.