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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY, .FEBRUARY 2, I89L
"ft rpjirn jjiiwiiTiBBttia I jMBtf y tY S T"iPtBiii iiTl
IE OLIVER SILENT,
The Pittsburg and Western President
Will Keither Affirm Nor Deny
That the B. & 0. Eoad
HAS GAINED CONTROL OP HIS LINE.
Local Railroad Men and Shippers Believe
the Ileport Is True, and Foint
B. & 0. OFFICERS EEFUSE TO TALE
Est Tacitly trl Frttly Atari Tamils Fesatiticn for
President Harry W. Oliver, Jr., of the
Pittsburg and W stern Railroad, returned
from Baltimore last evening where, as
stated in a telegram to The Dispatch of
yesterday, he completed the deal by which
the Baltimore and Obio road secured con
trol of his line.
Mr. Oliver sprained his foot about four
weeks ago, and be now walks with crutches.
As be painfully limped out of tbe depot, he
was asked for sonle further details of the
"How did you know I was coming home
on this train?" he inquired. "What has
been published in tbe Pittsburg papers? I
read something about it in a New York
The telecram which appeared in The
Dispatch, was carefully recited to him,
but Mr. Oliver said nothing. He smiled as
he walked along, with nothing but the
steady pi ink-plunk of bis crutches to be
beard, and tbe silence becoming irksome be
was asked point blank if such a deal had
Not at IJberty to Talk.
"I would like to tell you what I know,
but I can't talk about it," he answered.
"You know I am a man of few words," and
"The public, then, can take it for granted
that tbe deal was completed?" the reporter
"Oh, no," he replied. "You can't get me
into such a trap as that I won't say
whether it is true or not, and that is all that
can be said at present,"
President Oliver in the past has always
been frank with newspaper men, and when
similar reports were published be promptly
denied tbem. In this case it therefore cer
tainly looks as if such a movement were on
foot, if, indeed, the Baltimore and Ohio had
not secured lormal control of the road.
The announcement of tbe deal did not
produce much excitement in railroad circles.
Most railroad men here, who are on tbe in
side, have expected it One stated that tbe
Baltimore and Ohio bad practically secured
control of tbe road six years aco. Both
roads have been a mutual help to each
other, and their relations have been at all
time very close.
Parallel Lines in Course of Construction.
The Baltimore and Ohio is now engaged
in building a branch from Akron to Chicago
Junction, where it will conneet with the
main line. This branch will run parallel
with the Pittsburg, Akron and Western
-which is also in the process of construction,
and railroad men have often wondered why
two parallel branches shonld be built when
the surrounding country will hardly support
The Pittsburg and Western terminates .at
Akron, and withjthe completion of the link
to Chicago Junction it gives the Baltimore
and Ohio road a through line from New
York to Chicago by way of Pittsburg and at
least 100 miles shorter than the present
route. This has always been the dream of
Second Vice President Tbomas M. King,
and it is through his untiring energy that
the "cheme was finally accomplished.
What changes in local management the
sew condition of thincs may make are
questions for the future.
Tbe advantages to Pittsburg of another
through and direct line to the West are ap
parent on the surface. This city has been
discriminated against in freight rates for
years, and at times better tariffs could be se
cured from the seaboard to the far West than
lrom Pittsburg, which is 300 miles in the in
terior. The Baltimore and Ohio, by way of
its roundabout route to Chicago, has always
done what it could to remedy existing evils.
Many Points of Interest In the Dark.
It is stated that the Baltimore and Obio
will keep the Wheeling division for local
traffic and as part of its line to Cincinnati
and the South. President Oliver was asked
concerning this rumor, but his refusal to
talk leaves many points of interest in the
Pittsburg shippers were jubilant yester
day when they heard that the long-looked-for
move on the part of the Baltimore and
Ohio had been made successfully. Every
body knows that such a deal has been con
templated for years, and recently it wai re
ported that thePittsburg and Western had
passed into the hands of the Baltimore and
Ohio, but President Oliver promptly denied
it. All sorts of rumors have from time to
time been published which raised the hopes
of local shippers, but they had no substan
Not long ago the Baltimore and Ohio con
templated running through passenger trains
from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wash
ington over the Junction road to the Pitts
burg and Western, and thence to Chicigo,
but the negotiations were broken off. Such
an arrangement can be made now. and it
will help the passenger business of the pic
turesque route out of Pituburg.
Mauy side Itumors in the Air.
Any number of rumors were flying around
jesterday over tbe announcement of the
absorption of the Pittsburg and Weitern
bv tbe Baltimore and Ohio. At Beaver
Palls it was claimed tnat tbe EUwood Short
line and the Beaver and Ellwood Koad
were included in the purchase. Henry W.
Hartman was not in the city, but thcGen
eral Manager of the Pittsburg Company,
which owns both road-, says they hare not
A telegram to Baltimore for additional
information elicited the following answer:
Though President Mayer, of tbe Baltimore
and Ohio, decl.cfcd to admit to-day that there
had been a deal wbereliv tbe 15. O, bad ob
tained control of tbe Pittsburc and Western,
other oicias tacitlyagree and admit that there
Is lonnaation for tho statement. Ihey decline
to talk about the matter. Tbe negotiations
vere conducted bj President Majer, President
H. V . OhTC. Jr., and Vice President Thomas
M. King. Several efforts were made dnnng
tbe past two weeks to get from leading officers
of toe 12. X O. some statement of tbe transac
tion Some of tbem denied that anything was
being done, and others stated that it was only a
renewal o yearly allotments of business. It
Is quite evident that tbe purcliae has been
made by an additional issue of the common
stock oi the Baltimore and Ohio.
A GRE&T HTC3ED MADE.
Only One Couple DItorced Ont of Several
Hundred That Were Married.
A telegram published in yesterday's DlS
TATCH told of the only conple ever married
by Kev. Dr. J. G. Townsend, of this city,
who were afterward divorced. It was the
case of the "Mile. Charcot" who did the
hypnotic act in a New York museum, but
who proved to be the former wi e of the cele
brated living skeleton, Eugene Feralto, wbo
has often given exhibitions in Pittsburg.
They met at Corry, Pa., and were married
by Dr. Townsend, who declares that it was
entirely a love affair.
"I have married several hundred couples,"
said tbe minister last evening, "and I am
proud to say that this was the only divorce
ver asked for."
THE LUCKY THIRTEEN.
An Order for a Meeting of the Social 13 to
Look After the Man Who Shot at John
Steel The President's Order.
John H. Detker, President of the "Social
13," a musical organization composed of 13
members, which meets monthly, on the 13th,
at No. 13 of a Thirteenth ward street, has
issued the following order:
Whkeeas, A dastardly attempt has been
made to assassinate one of our members, two
shots having been fired at John Steel, con
ductor 13 on the Central Traction road, last
Saturday bv an Italian, therefore be it
Resolved. That the members ot Social 13
meet next Tuesday evening to take action
which will lead to tbe arrest and conviction of
tbe guilty parties.
Saturday afternoon about a dozen Italians
boarded Central Traction Car No. 13, and
after Conductor Steele collected the fares
and returned to the rear platform one of the
Italians claimed that the change was wrong.
Tbe conductor replied that be was sure it
was all right but the leader of the crowd
did not seem satisfied.
When the gang got off the car at the end
of the line it demanded more change and
was again refused. Atter going about ten
yards one tf the Italians turned and fired
two shots, butas the conductor got down on
the floor both missed. The balls lodged in
the wall of tbe Herron Hill waiting room.
A MAD MTJBDEBEE.
He Stands Up Until His Legs Swell and Has
to Be Tied to His Bed.
John Higgins, John and Anthony Mo
leika. cousins, Andrew Andrullus and John
Hatchey are to be tried to-day lor tbe kill
ing of a fellow Huncarian in a shanty-boat
row at Chartiers last fall. Hisgins is
charged with the murder, and the others as
being accessories to the crime. Since John
Moleika's incarceration in the county jail
be has become insane. He spends hours at
a time yelling at tbe top of his voice. He
refuses to lay down, and persists in standing
on his feet until his legs are swollen ont of
all proportion. The jail officials are
compelled to tie the man down to his
pallet in order to gev him asleep.
Occasionally Moleika will stand at
his cell door and allow his hands to bang
through tbe bars until his fingers become
black. At other times Moleika will stick
his face against the bars and if it is pusbed
back he will let bis bead fall forward asain
as if his neck was broken. The Dixmont
authorities won't take the man until the
court has passed upon the case, which will
be done to-day.
William J. Faulk, the Laurel wife-murder,
has recovered his sanity. He acts
rationally and is in every way of apparently
sound mind. On two or three occasions he
has expressed a desire to talk about tbe
crime he committed, but the jail officials
will not converse with him on the subject,
as it is against the rules of tbe institution to
allow a man to criminate himself.
POSTOFPICE MONTHLY EEP0RT.
Receipts and Disbursements in the Money
The monthly postoffice report shows that
in the money order office the receipts
amounted to 5220,531 20, while the dis
bursements, including a remittance of $133,
499 91 to Philadelphia, amounts to ?220,
531 20. The letter mail for th month
shows 55, 078 ponnds ol letters tied; 2,753.900
letters distributed; 14.233 pounds of transit
letters received; 711,650 transit letters dis
tributed; 2,042,250 drop letters; 88,836 as tbe
daily average of letters distributed, and
105,919 as the daily average, excluding
Sundays. This is a gain of 7 per cent over
The paper mail shows 45,951 pounds of
drops, 168,278 pounds of second class mat
ter, 76,797 pounds of transit and 291,026
pounds distributed, amounting to 1,746,156
pieces. This is a gain of 10 per cent as
compared with January, 1890.
A COLD WAVE C0JHHG.
January Was Warmer Than the Average
and Has a Low Rainfall.
Sergeant Stewart yesterday afternoon
promised colder weather for to-day. He
said an Arctic wave was coming from the
West, and he expected it to reach Pittsburg
last evening. The temperature, he thought,
would drop to 20.
Mr. Stewart was busy yesterday preparing
his report for tbe month of January. He
finds among other peculiar features that it
was warmer than tbe normal. The average
temperature for this month has been 30,
but 35 was the prevailing height of tbe
thermometer for the January just passed.
Pittsburgers have a dim recollection that it
rained considerably also, but the rainfall is
below the average. Tbe normal is 3.23
inches, but in January 2.43 inches of rain
CHANGES AT THE COUNTY JAIL.
Matron F. A. Barns and Assistant Matron M.
McCann Take Office.
The new matron and assistant matron
at tbe county jail took charge yesterday.
Mrs. F. A. Burns, the matron, has been'
connected with the Society for the Improve
ment of the Poor for 16 years, while the as
sistant matron, Miss Marian McCanp, has
had charge of a ward in Dixmont for five
years, and has taken three courses in prac
tical nursing, Mrs. Van Ostand, the re
tiring matron, last Saturday.
Warden Berlin expects great things from
tbe new arrangement. He has long telt the
need of an assistant matron in an institution
of the character and size or the jail, and is
encouraged by the fact that both the newly
appointed matron and her assistant are
Who Read tho To Let Columns of The His-
patch This Morning
will find attractive properties advertised for
rent by Van Gorder & Lloyd, D. Behen &
Son. W. A. Herron & Sons, Humphrey &
White, Morrison & Banks, McManns &
Co., Geo. Johnston and tbe Boom Renting
Agency, the last named being the only firm
in Pittsburg handling both furnished and
unfurnished rooms. Any of The Dis
patch's readers who may have tried to
personally visit these widely scattered
agencies know that it requires half a day's
time and tbe expenditure of 40 or 50 cents
carfare. The convenience of these special
lists" will, therefore, be appreciated. Mon
days and Thursdays are tbe special rent list
PEOPLE WHO COME AND GO.
Billy Bice, a Choctaw chief, passed
through tbe city last evening, bound for Wash
ington to see the Great Father. He couldn't
talk English, but he held n an empty two
quart bottle of whisky to show what a buck can
Eepresentative Marshall, of Allegheny,
returned to Harrlsburg last evening. He said
the committee appointed to investigate tho
State banks would begin Its work in Philadel
phia this week.
Lewis Walker, a brother-in-law of G.
W. Delaniatcr, registered at the Duquesne yes
terday morning. He returned to Meadvilie
early in tbe afternoon.
Attorney O'Donnell went to Greens
burr: last evening to assist taking testimony
about tbe Mammoth mine horror before tbe
The Hanlon "Fantasma" Company
passed through the city last evening en route
to Altoona. Ida Maussey. tbe leading lady,
was with the troupe.
G. W. Willis, of the Louisville Times,
was at the Monongabela House for a short
Ex-Sheriff Ed Kyle,of Somerset county,
and J. U Shipley, ot Meycrsdale, are at the
A. W. Todd and J. B. Aiken, of Wash-ington,-are
at the Monongahela House.
M. J. McMabon and T. S. Adams left
t or N e w York last evening.
E. G. Beatty, of Clarion, was at the
Seventh Avenue yesterday.
PLUCKED THE ROSE.
Southside Folico Descend Upon a
Pleasant Little Gathering.
HUNGARIAN WEDDING BROKEN UP.
Gustav Btero Wanders Around With a
Ballet in His Breast.
A XUMBER OP SUNDAY. HORNING RAIDS
The beauty and fragrance of the Wild
Bose Club, which budded and blossomed on
the Southside, has departed"; its petals have
been crushed beneath the iron heels of the
The Wild Kose Club occupied an apart
ment above a stable on Wright alley.between
South Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets.
Jealous persons, who may have been black
balled when attempting to gain admission to
this exclusive organization.spoke of it disre
spectfully as the "Hayloft Club." It is true
the decorations of the clubroom were not
ornate, and the furnishings were almost se
vere in their simplicity, consisting chiefly
of beer kegs, full and empty, with a judi
cious sprinkling of mouth organs.
Z Saturday night socials were a great feat
ure of this club. On these occasions tbe
pleasant gurgle of lager beer was enhanced
by sweet strains from the mouth organs
Bacchus and Pan, those saucy gods, were
worshiped in the most approved classic
fashion. Occasionally the devotees would
send uppsens of praise in voices more 're
markable for power than purity.
No Taste for Classical Amusements.
Southsiders residing in the immediate
neighborhood, who had no respect for classic
exercises, insisted that the Wild Kose Club
was a nuisance and a banisher of gentle
slumber and pleasant dreams. With the
coldness characteristic of people who are
not on speaking terms with the gods of an
cient Greece, they complained to the police.
Early yesterday morning Lieutenant
Johnston summoned a number of his most
trusty officers, and the band swooped down
upon the temple of beer and music Tbe
worshipers Bought safety in flight, and two
of them found it, but the Wild Bose was
rent asunder and ten of its petals borne off in
triumph by the mocking myrmidons of the
law, where they were registered as James
O'Brien. David Jones, Charles Dock, Wil
liam Bruse, Frank Shideman, George
Miller, Walter Hoffman, George Seebacher
and Clarence Bradford.
At tbe morning hearing Magistrate Sue
cop smiled sweetly, and murmuring, "There
is no rose without a thorn," fined O'Brien
and Jones, who seemed to be the high priests,
$15 and costs each, while the others settled
for 54 40 apiece.
Bride and Groom in the Lock-Up.
Lieutenant Moreland, of Allegheny, and
a squad of his division arrested 14 people in
a house at 36 McClure avenue early yester
day morning, where they were making night
hideous by a loud carousal. It was the
Hungarian form of celebrating a wedding
that had occurred on Saturday night, and
among the prisoners were the bride and i
eroom. who spent tbe night in the locK-up.
he Hungarian beverage, "polinky," Was
really me prime cause oi me irouuie. x-wiie
of the prisoners, amdng them the groom,
were fined $5 and costs, and the others were
Lieutenant Schaffer, with Officers Egan,
Haas and Moan, raided the house of Neman
Freeman, on Second avenue, near Murphy
street, about 12:30 yesterday morning.
When tbe officers gained entrance to the
house Freeman made a dash for liberty, ran
upstairs and jumped ont of tbe second-story
window to the pavement below. He jumped
to bis feet to run away, but his right loot
had been crippled, and the officers captured
him. He was placed in the patrol wagon
with John Gray, Morgan Davis and Will
iam Boberts, who were also arrested, and
taken to the Fourteenth ward station and
locked up. From that time until the morn
ing hearing Freeman complained about his
right foot hurling, so after the hearing Dr.
Moyer was called, who found his foot broken
at tbe ankle. He was removed to the Mercy
Hospital. Freeman was fined $25 and costs,
and Boberts and Davis $10 and costs each.
Gray was discharged.
Raided a Gang of Crap-Shooters.
A gang of about a dozen colored men
were encaged in a game of craps on a cellar
door in front of a liquor store just below
Wood street.on First avenue, about 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Detective Conlson and
Officer Diebl, of the No. 1 patrol wagon,
started in to break up the game, but the
dusky gamblers saw the officers coming and
hastily scattered in every direction. The
officers followed, but the fugitives were so
fleet of foot that only two were captured,
William Bradv and Larry Anderson. The
players were all deckhands from the wharf.
F. M. Tailor's house, on Thirty-third
street, was raided earlv yesterday morning
as a gambling house. Tailor and five men
were arrested, the fotmer being fined $20 and
tbe latter $10 and costs each. The raid was
made by Officer Bond.
Officers Clisbman, Haas. Creban and
Moan made a raid on a lot of tramps at
Matthews & Bros.' Coke Works, on Second
avenue, Soho, last night, and captured ten
tramps. They were all locked up iu the
Fourteenth ward station.
SUKDAY M02HLTO HEABIHGS.
Police Magistrates Hustle Tlirongh a Large
Amount of Business.
The Sunday morning hearings were pretty
light yesterday. At the Central station
there were 38 cases. Michael McDowell was
caught while trying to break into a store,
and was held over. James Poindexter got
30 days for beating a woman with a lamp at
No. 253 Second avenue. John Kendal got
60 days for keeping a disorderly bouse on
Old avenue, and his seven visitors got ten
There were 20 cases at the Fourteenth
ward station, where Mrs. Annie Copper got
a 30-day sentence for keeping a disorderly
house on Soho street. At tbe Seventeenth
ward station John Bobinson, of Ella street,
got GO days for wife beating.
Magistrate Hyndman disposed of 13 cases
at the Nineteenth ward station. Tbe seven
colored men who were arrested forsbootinc
"craps" at Finley's brickyard werescnt30
days to the workhouse.
There were 30 prisoners at the Allegheny
AN EXTENSIVE EOBBEEY.
Sealskin Sack, Diamonds, Overcoat
Other Articles Stolen.
The robbery at the residence of W.
Dewees Wood, corner of, Forbes street and
Meyran avenue, Saturday evening, proves
to have been more extensive than at first re
ported. The articles stolen were, one seal
skin sacque, two large pearl finger rings,
one necklace set with diamonds and pearls,
one set of silver chain bracelets, one breast
pin set with diamonds, one 'diamond scarf
pin, seven gold hair pins, three pairs of
gold shirt studs, two pairs of gold cuff but
tons, two gold hairpins with pearl setting,
one lady's gold beaded chain, three fine sil
ver brooches, one Pullman car ticket to
Chicago, and railroad ticket and one over
coat. The thieves gained an entrance to the
house by climbing over tbe rear porch and
forcing open a bedroom window. The
robberv occurred between 6 an&J o'clock.
Boarders Have a right.
B. H. Boppell and William J. Lias,
boarders at No. 155 Second avenue, got into
a fight last night at their boarding-house,
during which Boppell was struck with some
kind of a weapon, cutting;, an ugly gash un-
Detective Demmil arrested J
A BULLET IN HIS BREAST.
Gustavo Stero Is Thwarted In JLove and At
tempts Suicide Romance of a Hungar
ian Tenement House Ho Still Carries
tho Ball Imbedded in Bone.
The Allegheny police stumbled on a
shooting on Saturday night that had oc
curred about 3 o'clock on Saturday after
noon. Officers Donovan and Smith were
told about midnight that a man living in a
.Hungarian boarding house at 98 Adams
street had been shot. On investigation they
could learn but little about the affair, be
cause of tbe non-speaking English about
the premises, and they arrested five men
aud one woman that were located in the
building. Among them was n man named
Gustave Stero, who had a bullet wound iu
When the prisoners arrived at the lockup,
Dr. Hazzard probed the wound in Stero's
breast and found a pistol ball in it, but as
it was firmly embedded iu the breast bone it
would not be dislodged. The wound is not
a painful one and will not cause any serious
result and so when Mayor Wyman heard
the caso yesterday morning he fined Stero
$10 and let him go.
It appeared from all that could be gleaned
from the investigation that Stero had shot
himself with the intention of committing
suicide. The womau he loved had jilted
him and married another, and alter brood
ing over the matter since last Tuesday, on
which day theinarriage had taken place, he
resolved to end his sorrow in death. It ap
peared also that his fellow boarders bad
kept the affair quiet and no doctor had
attended him, aud as he seemed to be in
different to the injury, the Mayor thought
be was not capable of suffering, and for that
reason allowed him to depart. The fine he
put on the prisoner was for violation of a
city ordinance in carrying fire arms.
TWO SMALL EOEBEBIES.
A Fifth Avenue Book Store and Southside
Barber Shop Visited.
Early yesterday morning the store of B.
S. Davis & Co., at 96 Fifth avenue, was
visited by burglars, wbo forced open a -window
in the rear and with sledges pounded
the combination to pieces and forced the
safe open. Tbe visitors were after money,
only, as they scattered a large number of
checks about the floor and threw a bundle
of bonds into a corner. They secured in the
neighborhood of $200, and in their baste
overlooked several small sums. The thieves
left no clue behind.
Joseph Horsdonwiez, -who keeps a barber
shop at 825 Carson street, Southside, re
ported to the police last night that his shop
had been robbed. Tbe thieves had gained
entrance to the shop by forcing open a back
window nnd after ransacking the shop de
parted, taking with them razors, a pair of
hair clippers and a guitar. There is no
clew to the thieves.
AN0THEB SATE RIFLED.
Thieves Break Into the Clothing Store of
James H. Aiken.
At 12:30 o'clock this morning Officers
Biley and Gillen discovered that the cloth
ing store of James H. Aiken, 98 Fifth ave
nue, had been broken into by thieves. The
combination of the safe had been broken
and tbe contents of the safe taken. It
could not be ascertained what was in the
Tbe thieves are supposed to be the same
as those who broke into B. S. Davis & Co.'s
bookstore early yesterday morning.
FOE A KEG OF BEER.
A Fight Among Italians, and Vincent Gabrlo
Got the Worst of It-
About 8 o'clock: last evening Vincent
Gabrio, an Italian, was taken into Tea's
drugstore, Thirty-fourth street and Penn
avenue, suffering from a severe scalp wound,
from which the blood was freely flowing.
Tbe man who took him to the drugstore ac
counted for the wound by stating that Gab
rio and several other Italians had engaged
in a fight on the hillside above Thirty-third
street, the occasion of the fight being the
struggle for the possession of a keg of beer
which each of the Italians claimed.
Gabrio succeeded in securing the keg and
bad started down Thirty-third street, when
be was struck in the head with a large
stone. He recovered shortly after, but the
keg and the other Italians had disappeared.
HTT BY A CABLE CAB AND LIVEB.
A Small Boy Who Was Too Much for a
Thomas Wilkins, a small boy, who lives
on Spruce alley, near Thirtieth street, was
knocked down and pushed 10 or 15 feet by
a Penn avenue cable car yesterday after
noon, but escaped with only a few bruises.
Wilkins, with several companions, was
playing on the street and he was standing
in the middle of the track when the car
The escape of tbe boy is considered
miraculous, as he was struck fairly by the
car and fell to the ground in front of it.
Usually, in such cases, a person gets under
NOT ENOUGH BOOM FOB THE DEAD.
The Coroner's Business Increasing Rapidly
and a Larger Morgno Necessary.
There were eight bodies in the morgue
yesterday, and the de.id-room was badly
crowded. Coroner McDowell hopes that
tbe bill providing a suitable morgue for
Allegheny county will pass the Legislature,
and relieve this state of affairs. As the
city grows the number of violentdeaths in
crease proportionately, and the present lim
ited facilities are found to be wholly inade
quate for the business.
During the month of January Coroner
McDowellvhad 81 cases, and yesterday, the
first day of February, he was notified of four
deaths needing investigation.
LOOKING FOB THEIR SON.
Charles Ziegler, a Midway Batcher, Leaves
Home and Disappears.
The parents of Charles Ziegler, of Mid
way, Pa., were in the city lait night seek
ing to gain some clew to the whereabouts of
their son. They reported bis absence to the
Ziegler is a young aud good-looking man,
and runs a butcher shop at Midway. On
Wednesday he left for Pittsburg, and had
about 100 and a gqld watch with him. He
has not been beard from since. Ziegler has
been married three years, has two children,
and his habits were very correct.
STRUCK BY A TBALN.
James Flattery Instantly Killed on tbe
B. & O. Road.
About 1150 o'clock last night James
Flattery, aged 22 years, was struck by a
passenger train at Laugblin station, on tbe
Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad, and instantly
killed. His remains were removed to Flan
nerv's livery stable.
The deceased lived with his brother on the
hillside above Laugblin station.
First of a Series of Lectures.
The-Young Men's Hebrew Association
opens its series of lectures for 1891 with Bev.
Dr. Levy, of Cincinnati. This lecture will
take place to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock at
the Eighth Street Temple. Dr. Lew has
chosen as his subject "Beason and Instinct,"
and no 'doubt will b3 warmly received.
Holiday goods in shape of diamonds,
watches, jewelry and musical instruments
arriving daily. Largest line of music
aiwsu, 1200 Penn avenue, 1200. -
der his left eye.
WILL FINISH T0-DAT.
Tho Ship Canal Commission Meets
This Morning to Arrange for
PRESENTATION OP ITS EEPORT.
A Yerj Yolnminona Document, and Fall
of Valuable Details.
DESCRIPTION OF IBB K0TJTE SELECTED
The Ship Canal Commission will meet to
day in Captain John A. Ward's office and
make final arrangements for presenting its
report on the feasibility of the project to the
The duty of bearing the report to Harris
burg will be delegated to Eben Brewer, of
Erie, who has acted as Secretary to the
The report is understood to be nearly com
pleted. It will be printed iu pamphlet
form, and would fill three pages of The
Dispatch. It has been compiled with the
greatest care, and in -yery great detail, so
that any question which might be asked in
connection with tbe subject can be answered
from the pages of the report.
Mr. Goodwin has furnished a quautity ot
valuable statistics with special reference to
railroad rates to and from points which
will come within the radius of supply of
Opposition in View From Bailroads.
It is expected that the various roads will
meet the project with aggressive hostility,
and the commission proposes in its report
to thoroughly inform the Legislature on
every point on which the railroads could
make any pretense of opposition.
The route which the commission will
suggest as being the most feasible, runs in a
slightly winding line from Conneaut, cross
ing tbe State line at a point opposite James
town and thence to Sharpsville, passing to
the west of Sharon and Middlesex, Pulaski,
New Castle to Bochester. At this point
the canal ends and tbe Ohio is reached.
The report contains the most complete
details of every foot of this route and full
illustrations are afforded by a profile sketch
of tbe country, and a plan showing the line.
Tbe profile sketch shows that the whole line
of country between Bochester and Conneaut
is practically flat, and that there are no en
gineering difficulties at all to be sur
mounted. The cost of this work is esti
mated to be $25,000,000, and the opinion of
the commission is that it can be constructed
in four years.
The report also covers the alternate routes.
One is from Brie in a winding direction to
Conneautville, thence to the State line,
which it crosses, and returns in a loop.
Thence it travels eastward to Shaw's Land
ing and the upper waters of the Allegheny
river. From Franklin the river is utilized.
A Longer hut a Cheaper Line.
This line is about three miles longer than
the proposed route, but it is reported as
having the advantage of an ample water
supply and costing less to construct.
It is not considered at all likely that the
State will undertake the work, but the com
mission will ask for the appointment of a
committee to take the matter in charge. It
is considered likely that this committee will
present the matter to the Federal Govern
ment, and seek its aid in effecting some plan
whereby the canal may be built. Mr.
Brewer, when last in town, expressed the
opinion that the pnblic should undertake
the matter of construction, and he says he is
prepared with figures to demonstrate that
any company formed with that object would
be a financial concern of assumed stability.
Tbe possibilities of what trade tne canal
might expect is fully set forth in the report.
At tbe meeting of the commission to-day
final arrangements will be made for pre
senting tbe report. Addenda have been
pouring in from individual'members of the
commission from day to day, and this has
delayed the printing.
It is expected that Mr. Brewer will be in
structed to proceed to Harrisburg about the
end of this or early next week.
A YOUTHFUL BOMANCE.
His Story of Being an Orphan Disproved by
His Father's Appearance.
Tbe little boy, John McCauley, who ap
plied for lodging at Central Station on Sat
urday night and told Inspector McAleese
that he bad been an orphan for six months
and had been living on the streets during
that time, was called for by bis father yes
terday and taken to his home, No. 7 Hamil
ton P'iace, Allegheny.
Mr. McCauley said the boy had left home
Saturday morning without cause. His
parents are both alive and he had a good
A FL0UBI8HING LINE.
Stockholders Will Inspect the Wheeling
and Lako Erie Boad.
General Manager Woodford, of the
Wheeliug and Lake Erie road, with ten of
the New York stockholders, passed through
the city last evening on the way to Steuben
ville. Mr. Woodford stated that various
extensions and improvements had been
made, and the stockholders were going over
the road to see what was done.
The Wheeling and Lake Erie now reaches
Wheeling, and Mr. Woodford hopes some
day to see the line run into Pittsburg.
NOT ON BUEGLABY BENT.
Peculiar Dilemma pfa Bochester Merchant
J. N. Inge, of Bochester, Pa., was ar
rested yesterday for trying to get into the
millinery store of Mrs. W. E. Smith, on
Federal street, Allegheny, with a false key.
It was afterwards discovered that he was
a nephew of Mrs. Smith, and wanted to
enter the store to leave a package. He was
held for his aunt to prove tbe truth of the
CUT OFF FEOM THE WOELD.
Only a Telephone Wire Connected the
The death of Hcrr Ignaz Bejacher, owner
of extensive gold mines in the E-iuris "Val
ley, and originator of the Sonnblick ob
servatory, the most elevated in Europe, re
calls the important part playeil by the tele
phone iu communication with tbe world of
the virtually exiled superintendent or that
institution. During several months of the
vear he is, by tlic difficulties of his situation,
cut off from personal association with the
world except by telephone. He hears each
day living voices through this instrument,
but otherwise he is isolated, aud has only a
dog for companionship.
SMALL SCBAPS OF LOCAL NEWS,
A man who gave his name as Klntr, and his
residence as 122 Second avenue, Pittsburg, was
found yesterday in Irwin, after lying out all
nlent, baring suffered & stroke of apoplexy.
He will recover.
Jakes KAurrMAjr, of Forty-sixth street,
aged IS years, bad his left leg broken yesterday
afternoon oy a fall from tbe abutment of the
Thirty-third street railway brioge.
John Runtz, aged 8 years, fell from the P.
AW.B.K. trestle at the foot ot Chartiers
street, Alleeheny, yesterday, and dislocated his
A STILL alarm was sent to Bngine Company
No. 14 yesterday for a small Are in the bonse of
W. C. Smith, on Neville street.
Sobs Aiders was yesterday elected Presi
dent of Local Union No. 6, American Flint
Glass Workers' Union.
The receipts of the Allegheny Mayor's office
for the month of January were 11,237 45 '
THE WORK FOR THE ELECTRIC.
Mr. Westlngliouse and Bis Assistants Posh
ing on With Confidence The Stockhold
ers Looked to for Subscriptions to Com
plete the 40,000 Shares What They Say
of the Prospects.
The movement in readjusting the affairs
of the Westinghonse Electric Company goes
on with renewed impetus on account of the
return of Mr. Westinghouse Saturday from
the East. Special attention it is said will be
given thisweek to securing the co-operation of
the stockholders. The liberality of so many of
the creditors in taking stock for their claims
and their practical unanimity in refraining
from legal proceedings, gives another full
month for perfecting arrangements, as even
if any were disposed to enter suit now a
month would have to elapse before judg
ment. But the officers of the company say
that there is every disposition among the
creditors to promote rather than retard the
negotiations and that if the stockholders do
their part the coast will be immediately
clear. The course of Mr. Westing bouse, who
put up about f 1,500,000 of his own property
as collateral for the company, is stated to
have had a powerful influence in the East.
It was taken as evidence of his faith, in the
fature of the company.
Since his return on Saturday be says be
is confident of being able to get even 50,000
shares subscribed in place ot 40,000, if the
present holders of the common stock come
forward and subscribe for the preferred in a
small proportion of the common which they
The Stockholders Expected to Help.
The npward movement in the stock on
Saturday upon the Exchange and the pur
chase through the week were regarded on
Fourth avenue as a satisfactory sign. The
previous apathy of the stockholders and of
the Pittsburgers interested In the concern
still, however, comes in for some criticism.
"The hesitation of some of the subscribers
to the guarantee fund, In coming forward to
help, and of the stockholders," said a per
son very close to the management yesterday,
"has been the only obstacle to' a quick
settlement. Outsiders naturally held
back where the parties directly in
terested in the company did not
set the example. The Advisory
Committee's proceeding, however, helped
greatly in one way. It showed how largely
Mr. Westinghouse had staked his own
means in support of the company. This
action of his, of itself, would have gotten
him the co-operation of all the outside
capital that was needed if it had not been
for the laggard attitude of some of the
parties in interest and professed friends.
That, however, is probably over now. "We
have already about 31,000 oi the sharesof
preferred already subscribed. Tbose in in
terest wbo have hung bacs will probably
not wait longer."
Mr. Westinghouses Faith In Success.
There was fresh talk on Saturday of pro
posals being made by the other electric com
panies to tbe Westinghouse interest with a
view to amalgamation. A reporter asked one
of the officers of tbe Westinghonse Electric
Company as to these. Be was answered:
"Mr. Westinghonse has all tbe time been
in a position to make terms which to him
self would be advantageous, but -bis heart
and mind are wholly set upon making this
company a success of itself. Ee wishes it
to come- ont with profit for all tbe stock
holders. He showed this by putting np his
money when others were inclined to let
things go. Even the cold water from tbe
Advisory Committee did not deter him. In
place of letting the company go into an
assignment, whereby the creditors and
stockholders both would have lost all or
much, and a profitable business been
destroyed, bis pluck has brought matters to
a shape where the stockholders themselves
are now in a position by moderate assistance
on their part in taking preferred stock to
start the concern on a cash basis."
"What did tbe subscribers to the guaran
tee fund do since the Eastern subscription?"
Preferred Stock Taken by tho Guarantors.
"All of them have not yet been seen, but
about $200,000 of the preferred stock has
been taken by some of them. Others who
have been waiting are expected to subscribe
this week to at least the amount they volun
tarily offered at tbe start. When this is
done, and the stockholders have been heard
from, the embarrassment will be wholly
removed. There will be no danger of tbe
absorption of tbe works by other concerns or
their removal 'from Pittsburg. They now
employ about 1,200 men. There is nothing
in the intimation that Mr. Westinghouse
felt annoyed by want of support here. He
recognizes that tbe general public in Pitts
burg realize that his industries and under
taking have been of large local benefit, Tbe
slowness of the stockholders was embarrass
ing, but, 'as his success in the East has
reassured them, that promises to be all right
now. He is an active man, who doesn't
bother about temporary disappointments
when they are safely surmounted. He feels
that the banksand business interests appre
ciate that his action in sustaining and
working for tbe company was of the utmost
benefit at a time when serious monetary
disturbances would have turned from a dif
ferent course such as some who were timid
and doubtlul urged."
WOBKING THE BEVIVALS.
Flckpockets Heaping a Blch Harvest at
Evangelistic Meetings in Allegheny.
John Hughes, alias "Duke," and Frank
Kelly, two very slick pickpockets, were ar
rested in Allegheny last night by Detectives
Steele and Johnson. Both are crooks of
national tame. Hughes gives Cincinnati as
bis present address, but a lew months
earlier it was tbe Columbus penitentiary.
Kelly comes from Chicago. They had been
working tbe revival meetings at the U. P.
churches where Major Whittle was speak
ing. Numerous complaints have come from all
the places where these revival meetings
have been held. Last night Detectives
Steele and Johnson attended the meeting at
the First "U. P. Church on Union avenue.
At the close of the meeting they caught the
two men, wbo then gave their names as
John Jones and Frank Malin. The police,
however, claim that "Malin" is Kelly, of
Chicago, and that be is a member of tbe
Columbus penitentiary alumni, while
"Jones" is John Hughes, a recent graduate
from the same institution. He is known as
"the little dude," in polite crook circles.
A HEBOIC MILL MAN
Jumps Into tho Allegheny Itlver to Save a
George Pole, a small boy who Uves on
Stanton avenue, Eighteenth ward, was
nearly drowned yesterday morning in the
Allegheny river, at the foot of Fifty-second
street. He and several companions were
rowing in a frail boat when the boat cap
sized and the boys were thrown into tbe
water. All but Pole held to the upturned
boat and were able to reach shore. Pole,
however, wai caught in the current and
despite bis efforts could not reach tbe land.
He drifted to Forty-eigbtli street where
two millmen, employed at the Lucy Furnace,
were standing. Ooe of tbem, a man named
Everson, sprang into the river and saved
the boy. The latter was almost exhausted
when taken from tbe water, but after a rest
he was able to go to his home.
KILLED BY LIQUOB.
Mrs. Mary Neeley Found Dead While Her
Husband Is In a Hospital.
Mrs. Mary Neeley was found dead in her
bed at her home, corner Gist and Forbes
streets, yesterday morning. Excessive al
conolisai is said to have caused her death. .
She leaves a family, her husband having
been along time a patient at the West Penn
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TOO THWJFO EIIST.
Michael Delano's Yeight Dwindles
From 185 to 41 Ponnd?, When
DEATH ENDS A FIVE-MONTHS' FAST.
An Injury to tbe Spine Paralyzes the
Digestive Organs, and
nE DIES SLOWLY FB0M STARVATION
The thinnest man in Allegheny county,
and probably in the world, died yesterday
at the Allegheny General Hospital.
In the early part of last September Mich
ael Delano, a stalwart Italian laborer, was
Injured by a fall of earth while digging in
a trench. His employers, Dunn & Hast
ings, sent him to the hospital, where it was
found that the man's spine was severely in
jured, and that his body below the waist
was paralyzed. The case appeared hope
less from the first, but every exertion was
made to excite the activity of the nerves
centering in the spine. Electricity was
used, but without any apparent effect, and
the man entered upon a five months' siege,
where death calmly invested the citadel of
life, and patiently waited for tbe capitula
tion which was sure to come.
When Delano entered the hospital iu
September he weighed 185 pounds. He
was 5 feet 10J. inches in height, very must
cular and weir proportioned. When he
died yesterday Jie weighed but 41 pounds.
He was literally nothing but skin and bone.
Every portion ot the framework stood out
with startling distinctness; the joints
appeared entirely out of proportion, while
the prominence of the ribs gave the trunk
tbe appearance of a cage fitted for a bird of
carrion. The skin clung tightly to the
bones, and the stomach lay so flat that the
outline of the spine could be traced throuzh
it. Tbe face was pinched and bore a weary
expression, bnt the hair clustering on the
forehead, the mustache and beard softened
its harshness and lent it , some degree of
roundness. The skin was waxy and skinny,
and looked like the parchment on an old
and often-used drum. The corpse, as it lay
in the moreue, looked unreal, and was sug
gestive of tbe chamber of horrors in a
Tbe immediate cause of Delano's death
was simply starvation. The digestive or
gans were paralyzed and utterly unable to
perform their duties, and as a result no food
would assimilate. For five months De
lano's lamp of life was fed by bis reserve
stock of flesh and blood, assisted by a strong
vitality. When that was consumed, the
flame flickered feebly and sank to a spark,
which qnickly faded out The fact that
Delano suffered but little pain prevented
any heavy drafts from that cause upon bis
Coroner McDowell will hold an inquest
on the body this morning, after which it
will be interred in St. Marv's Cemetery, as
Delano was a Catholic. So far .as is known
Delano had no relatives or friends in this
country, and Messrs. Dunn & Hastings, his
late employers, have taken charge of the
SERGEANT FnZSIMMONS BEAD.
An Old Southside Besident Who Will Be
Missed by Many Friends.
Sergeant John Fitzsimmons, of the Twenty-eighth
Ward Station force, died at 9
o'clock yesterday morning, at his home,
No. 1922 Carson street. The funeral will
take place from the residence to-morrow,
the hour not being decided on last night.
Out of respect for tbe wishes of the family,
there will be no police display at tbe funeral
other than six sergeants, who will act as
Mr. Fitzsimmons was 72 years old. He
leaves two daughters and one son, Mrs. Jo
seph Weixel, Annie and JohnFitzsimmons.
Hi wife died some years ago. He was at
one time Justice of the Peace, before tbe
Southside entered the city. He afterward
drifted into the brass foundry business, and
three years ago secured the position of ser
geant at the Twenty-eighth ward station.
His death was due to two falls that he re
ceived, which bis age and weakened con
stitution could not overcome.
Yesterday's Temperance Work.
The Dunn meetings in tbe Standard
Theater, Grant street, were closed with a
successful gathering last night at which 40
pledges were signed. The Sons of Tem
perance meeting at 63 Ohio street, Alle
gheny, was led by Mr. Lawrence Mooney.
The meeting in the "Little Jim" Church, ou
Bebecca street. Allegheny, was led by Mr.
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CALLED DOWN A PREACHER
Lively Scenes in the Baena Vista Street
Methodist Episcopal Church The Pastor
Interrupted in the Middle or His Dis
course His Truthfulness Questioned.
The congregation of tbe Buena Vista
Street M. E. Church, Allegheny, met yes
terday morning as usuaL Kev. J. H.
Miller was in the pulpit, but before the
service ended he had several assistants
among the members of bis congregation.
The pastor took his text from the twelfth
verse of the fifty-first Psalm. Iu expound
ing the text, he stated that at one time in
life all persons are pure and good. Ha be
lieved that state could be retrained, and
said it would come with conversion.
The preacher here paused to give emphasis
to his remark, but a member of the con
gregation took advantage of the silence to
rise and declare :
"That is not sol"
This outburst was followed by several
others, wbo questioned the truthfulness of
JSev. Mr. Miller's statement, and for a time
the congregation was in a demoralized con
dition. When the pastor tried to explain
several members walked out of the chnrcb.
The cause of the trouble is due to the fact
that there are two doctrinal beliefs held by
the members in this Methodist congregation.
One party seems to believe tbat sanctifica
tion or regeneration comes with conversion.
That is the class to wbicn the minister be
longs, and it was his arguments along that
line that called forth the attack. The other
section of the congregation holds the belief
that God has fixed a probationary period
between the time of conversion and sanctifi
cation. It was from this branch that the
questions came during the progress of yes
Last night the congregation seemed
thoroughly ashamed of the scenes of the
morning. Although the members confirmed
the above statements, tbey refused to tell
anything more about tbe matter.
An attempt was made to interview the
preacher, but he said "newspapers had no
right to publish such matters." He de
clared lie had nothing for newspapers, and
then left hurriedly.
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