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THE; PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SATURDAY; ; - DECEMBER 2, 1892.
B. W. Oldham Betrayed the
Trust Placed in Him hy
a Friend and
MB. CARNEGIE'S CHOICE.
MABEIED MBS. MABY KOCH.
The Husband Receives a Surprise on
nis Eeturn From Boston.
A LOVING COHPLE SENT TO JAIL.
finbraee Fach ether Until Placed
Behind the Bars.
3DE WOMAN CHARGED ma B'.GkUY
"I'neTer knew what love was until I met
vou, Eichard." s&id Mrs. Mary Koch as
she and K. W. Oldham were bidding each
other goodby before they were locked upit
the county jail last night Both were
charged with. erious oUcnses, but seemed
happy in their trouble.
Up until last April, Mary Koch lived with
ber husband, Joseph Koch, at 377 Dith
ridge street. He was a motorman on the
Duquesne line. At that time he was offered
a better situation in Boston. He concluded
to accept it. K. 'W. Oldham was a conduc
tor on the West End road, and
a mutual friend of the Kochs.
When Mr. Koch decided to go
to Boston he thought it would be nice
if Oldham would come and lire at the house
until Mrs. Koch would join him in the
!Cast His wife was consulted, and she
seemed pleased with the proposition. Old
Jiam was installed as the guardian of Mrs.
itoeh and her little son, and Koch went to
His tetter Never Answered.
A month or so went by and Koch thought
he would like to have his wile with him
and he wrote her to join him. The letter
brought no reply as did a dozen others dur
ing the summer and fall months. Several
days ago Koch came to Pittsburg. Going
to his home, he met with cold treatment
irom his wife. She said she did not care
lor him any longer and did not wish to go
back to Boston.
This was a surprise to Koch. He insti
tuted an investigation and found his love
had been supplanted by another. It was
Foon discovered that Oldham had procured
a marriage license and he Mrs. Koch had
married. When this was brought to
light proceedings were at once instituted
acainst the wife and her new husband.
In the meantime the couple went to spend
the holidays with Oldham's parents in the
West End. When Constable James Jack
called at the Dithridge street home last
night the house was empty. The officer
went to the West End and found the woman.
Love Showed Itself.
On the way back he saw Oldham on his
car. Just to pave the road from incon
Terience he and his prisoner got on and
rode back to the car sheds. There a toach
Sns; incident iiappened, the little woman
t-howiug her love for Oldham by kissing
him several times. Jack brought his
prisoner to jaiL When at Fifth avenue
and Grant street the lovers kissed again.
Tiiey were finally taken into jail, and as
Deputy Warden Soffel was searching them,
the couple grew very affectionate. Mrs.
Koch seemed happy, but Oldham was de
pressed. Once the tears gathered in his
eves and he seemed ready to give way to
grief. Mrs. Koch saw this and she spranc
Jo his side saying, "Don't worry, Richard,
I am satisfied to be here with you." They
embraced and kissed goodby, she going to
one department and he to another of the
Mr. Koch got possession of his child last
night and will keep the hoy. When the
little fellow was told last night his mother
was in jail he did not seem worried. "I
don't care," said he, "I can stay with
papa; mamma whipped me."
He Orders Two Handsome TATe-Slze Marble
Statncs, one for Allegheny and tho
Other for Pittsburg His Opinion or
Copies of the Antiques.
At the meeting of the Art Society direc
tors it was determined to give the first re
ception of the new year in honor of Mr.
Ethelbert Kevin, who has just returned
from a two years' residence in Paris and
Berlin. The reception will be held in the
Pittsburg Club Theater early in January.
The board was made acquainted at this
meeting with the contents of another letter
from Mr. Andrew Carnegie. It was a per
sonal note to the Secretary, intended to nc
company the formal letter published a few
days ago, acknowledging the Art Society
resolutions with reference to the Pittsburg
libraries, music hall and art gallery, etc.
Among other things Mr. Carnegie says:
Please tell tho members of the Art Society
that while In Florence we took the first step
in giving Pittsburg some of tlie antique
masterpieces. Ordered two life-sized conies
in pure Carrara marble, one for Allegheny
City eallery, "Diana, with Stag;" tho other
for Pitt-burg, "Apollo Belvidcre." The lat
ter your society please take and place
wherever thought best. I hope 'the society
hai room for it In its own rooms.
Mrs. Carnezie and I think nothing can be
put in your galleries which will be so bene
ficial as some marble statues copies of the
bestantiquos. FrellLof Florence, has all the
cold medals from exhibitions, including
Philadelphia, which elected him a honorary
member ot Its Academy. His Arm is lurnih
ins the copies sent you, and fiom what we
saw or his work we believe the statues will
really stand the criticism or.the most severe
critic in your society.
Mr. Camegie Btates farther that the
statues, with a pedestal for each, will be
shipped direct to- Pittsburg early in the
year. The Art Society directors at once
passed a resolution accepting with thanks
the custody of the Apollo Beividere, which
will be set np in the society's permanent
exhibition as soon as it arrives.
The board also elected the following new
members, bringing the number of a-lditions
since November 1 up to a total of 81: Life
member, D. Herbert Hostetter; active
members, Mr. and Mrs. James 0. Boyce,
Mr. and Mrs. John Moorbead, Jr., Mrs.
Elizabeth L. Bailev, Mrs. & L. Fleishman,
Mrs. & B. Goldsmit, Mrs. Henry J. Ford,
Mrs. George W. Mailman, Miss Alice C
Luty, Miss Jane W. Magee, Miss Marv B,
Maloney, Mrs. Alexander McClure, Miss
Helen E. Pelletreau, Mrs. Mary D. Pettit,
MissMarvP.Semple.Mrs. CharlesP. Smith,
Mr-:. William P. Wooldridge, William L.
Abbott, David L. Brown, Frank G. Bryce,
Martyn K. Coster, Dr. Davis A. Dean,
Samuel Hamilton, J. Howard Iio;an, Jo
seph W. Marsh, Dr. Frank H. Murdoch,
Dr. James H. McClelland, John Ps McGin
ley. Dr. John W. Eobson, Isaac E Wade.
THE SONGS OF TALE.
Students Render tho Glees and
Catches of Their College and
CAPTDEE A LARGE AUDIENCE.
Carnegie Hall Crowded With the
feople of the 1 wo Citiei
to possess. Even this song was re-demanded,
and bo the la( verse was done
over in whispered pantomime. The last
number was the regulation fi&ale. "Bright
Col leg e lears," with its stirring patriotic
sentiment: "For God, for Country and for
After the concert most of the audience
and their entertainers went across the river i
to the ball at the Pittsburg Club.
HAS SOT SOLD OTJZ.
AUDITORS GREEDY FOR MORE MUSIO
If The audience which filled Carnegie
Hail last night had had its way the " Yale
boys would still .be singing to the tune of
the light guitar. As it was the concert
wound up at 10:30 after an average of two
glees had been sung for every one upon the
programme, and the Banjo Club bad re
sponded to as many encores. That is the
sort of impression the Yale Glee and Banjo
It takes a battalion of college boys to
wake up the sort of audience that made
Carnegie Hall last night look like a flower
garden. Kid gloves must have been split
by the dozen. The audience was something
like the sky over Pittsburg yesterday; it
was cloudy with black dress coats; for snow,
there were expanses of shirt bosom; here
and there the sun broke through in the
eyes of beauty, and there were enough
dresses of blue, as there were cerulean
patches in yesterday's winter sky, to please
any Yale roan. It was a very pretty sight,
especially from the galleries, which were
also well filled.
In every row almost a distinguished ci ti
lt Is Denied That the Westlnghonse Com
pany Has Left Its Contract.
The report that the Westinghonse Com
pany had sold out their rights to the con
tract for lighting the World's Fair to the
Edison Electric Light Company is denied
by that com pan); as containing not -a ves
tige of truth. In this connection George
Westinghonse, Jr., was seen yesterday. He
said the story was without foundation.
"These reports," said Mr. Westinghonse,
"are evidently put out in the interests of
the General Company to prevent a large
number of customers from, transferring
their business to the Westinghouse Com
pany." S. D. Greene, Assistant General
Manager of the Edison General Electric
Company, said that he had not heard from
Chicago" concerning the alleged deal, and
thereiore could give no information pn the
HO CHANCE TO EXPLAIN.
TWO CENTS A MILE.
Pennsylvania Bailroad Officials Dis
cussing a Uniform Rate.
ABOLISHING CHEAP EXCURSIONS.
Other Companies Kaklntr Concessions Dur
ing the Holidays.
THE EFFECT OF A' RUSH TO THE FAIR
Members of the Amalgamated Association
State Their Position.
The members of Honor Lodge of the
Amalgamated Association at New Castle,
who went to Beaver Falls, having been sus
pended by the association for so doing,
have stated their position in a letter which
says: "We were informed by one of the
rollers at Beaver Falls that the snrrender
The holiday excursion rates will go into
effect to-day, and be good to return until
January 3. Tickets will be gold on the 24th,
25th and 2Gtb, and for several days about
January 1. The Baltimore and Ohio road
is the only Eastern trunk line out of Pitts
burg that offers a reduction in fare.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad and the Penn
sylvania Company decided some time
ago not to grant the usual holiday
inducement to travel. The subject was in
troduced at the passenger agents' meeting
of the Trunk Line Association In New
York. A resolution abolishing holiday ex
cursion rates was offered, and the Balti
more and Ohio through General Passenger
Agent C. O. Scull was the only line to pro
test. The result is that the Baltimbre and
Ohio will have a monopoly of the excursion
business out-of Pittsburg to Eastern points.
The indications-are that the travel will be
heavy to Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Washington. The reason given by the
Pennsylvania officials for not granting
holidav rates was that the abuse of the
SLATE REPORTED FIXED.
Who the Lucky Ones.Are Is as Great a
Mystery as Ever A Lively Conversation
In Which Controller1 Morrow Comes Ont
A pleasing calm may now settle-over the
political situation in the city, as it is
stated positively that the slate has been
fixed. Just who fixed it, or how it was j pitted against his
niii is a secret until me time comes when
TROUBLE IN THE FAMILY.
AN UNWILLING WARRIOR.
iur one csust leit.
Tirst Application for Aid Prom the
1 amily of a Striking Miner.
Mrs. James Campbell, wife of a striking
miner at Elizabeth, nent to McKeesport
yesterday with a pitiful story of her own
and her neighbors' sufferings for food, fuel
and clothing in this severe winter weather.
She talked intelligently of the situation,
saying all their troubles arose from the
strike, and that want in its most dreadful
shape is beiutr felt in manv hnmpc Rh
sa'd the people involved in this strike had
been on the verge of absolute suffering for
weeks, but while the weather was not so
cold they were able to conceal their condi
tion from the outside world, in the fear that
if their straits were kno'wu the operators
would bold out to compel their men to goto
work at the reduced rates.
This is the first application for aid that
has been made to the poor authorities at
McKeesport. The woman said she had one
piece of a loaf of bread left in the house for
her hungry ones, and not another morsel ot
anything to eat.
A Private In the English Armv Wants His
Release He Was Naturalized In Pitts
burg, and Asks the Intervention of the
United States Government.
Prothonotary Bradley yesterday received
a letter from a soldier in the English army
who wants the United States Government
to get him ont of the army. The envelope
was addressed to the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, Allegheny county, city of
Pittsburg, America. It wasj delivered at
the Prothonotary ' office. The letter it con
tained read as follows:
Address Second Lelnster Eeglinent, South Camp.
Deab Sin I am emng to send yon theso
lines. I am in the English armv and I can't
net away. If 1 am a citizen of the United
States of America I want claimed by the
Americans. Send for me as soon as you can.
i uura vruij-, j ohk UAFFBXy.
Chief Clerk McQuitty, oa the receipt of
the letter, made a search of the records, and
discovered that a man named John Caflrey
was naturalized here in 189L The signa
tures on the papers and the letter corre
sponded. The new citizen had come into
this country nnder age, and received his
full citizenship papers. Copies of them
were made yesterday and sent to him with
directions to make anv claim he may have
to the United States Consul or Minister.
- Sky ' w iS
TALE COLLEGE GLEE AND BANJO CLUBS.
BUSY DAYS FOE TJHCL5 SAM.
KNEW K01HIKG ABOUT 3HE1L
Ex-President William Tfeihe Denies All
Knowledge or the Poison Cases.
William. Weihe, x-President of the
Amalgamated Association, returned home
Irom Philadelphia yesterday. He had been
at the convention of the American Federa
tion of Labor, and after its adjournment
spent some time visiting Eastern mills. He
was pleased with his trip. When asked
about the Homestead poison charges, he
(-aid: "These charges were made after I
left the city. All I know about them is
what I read in Eastern papers. I can't say
whether they will amount to anything, as I
know nothing about them."
Through Trains Delayed.
Owing to the heavy travel and the cold
weather the through trains on the Pennsyl
vania road are badly demoralized. All the
trains from the East were late last evening.
The Columbian express was two hours be
hind, the way and mail trains were several
hours slower than the schedule, and the
last line was annulled aud came in as a sec
tion ol the Chicago limited. Ever since
the time of the Columbia was tCanged to
benefit Pittsburgers, this express has been
lute, and soon will be regarded 4s a Jonah.
Holiday Presents Keep the Postofflce Em
ployes on the Go.
Yesterday was one of the busiest days in
the history of the Pittsburg Pcstoffice. Up
until yesterday the work had been increased
but little, but yesterday the rush com
menced. In the earlier part of the day the
matter received was principally for points
outside of Pittsburg, but toward evening
the local mail grew heavy. At the
central office and all tlie stations
all the subs and extra employes were put at
work and kept going at double turn. To
day it is thought the work will be heavier.
The new cancelling machine that has been
received was started for the first time, and
was of great assistance. It will cancel
35,000 letters and postal cards an hour, do
ing the work of six men, and the labor
thus saved was utilized in sorting and dis
To-night there will be an extra deliverv
by carriers from 7 to 10 o'clock. The dis
tribution will be from the- main office and
also the stations, but onlv to the residences.
Everything that looks like a Christmas gift
will be rushed to its destination. On Sun
day the carriers' and box windows will be
open from 7 A. M. to 5 p. m. The gerferal
delivery will he open all day and night as
The Woman Identified.
The woman found in the hallway of 125
Fourth avenue yesterday morning by
Letter Carrier Lindermao, was last night
identified as Mary Cecilia Wallace, about
E5 years old, who recently was hired as
janitress of the building; She lived with
Mrs. Etta Beven, of 196J Rebecca street,
Allegheny. The deceased was the widow
of an old soldier. An inquest will be held
A Professional lifter.
The Allegheny police learned yesterday
that the woman who was arrested for steal
ing goods Irom Boggs & Buhl on Thursday
is 'a professional shoplifter, and that her
real name is Mrs. Louisa Logan, instead of
Louisa Busier. Her 'room "was searched
and many articles that she had stolen were
found. She will probably be given a hear
ing this morning.
TTEST TIRGENTA development as It will
street Pittsburg-, its natural metropolis, a
feature of THE DISPATCH to-morrow.
Highway Kobbery In Pittsburg.
Thomas Kinney, of Westmoreland
county, was Thursday night knocked down
aud robbed of 540 by Mike Montague. The
rebber was caught and the money secured.
The assault occurred at Penn avenne and
His Charges Too High.
John W. Van JSatta, of Erie, was lodged
n jail last night by Deputy United Stales
Marshal Garber on a warrant charging him
with receiving and retaining excessive
compensation for prosecuting pension
Sixth Ward suggestions.
At a meeting of the Democratic Com
mittee of the Sixth ward, Pittsburg, last
night, it was decided to hold the sugges
tion meeting at the Forbes' school house
Friday evening, December 30. at 7130
o'clock. The candidates to be nominated are
Assessor, Constable, two School Directors
and the election officer of each district
Thomas C. Martin Killed.
Thomas a Martin, formerly well known
in the baking busiuess in this city, was
killed yesterday afternoon at McDonald
station by being run down on the Pittsburg,
Cincinnati, Chicago and St Louis Bailroad.
He was about 30 years of age and leaves a
wife and tour children living in Allegheny.
Stopped Work in the Mill.
The large steel' hammer at Oliver's Fif
teenth street mill got out of order yesterday
and could not be got into working order
during the entire day. The entire plant
was practically brought to a stand, as" the
workmen could not continue their work
while this part of the mill was suspended.
The Guards Will Be There.
Attorney General Greenland was in town
yesterday. He said the State Guard would
attend President Cleveland's Inauguration.
DR. B. M. HA1TXA. Era.
throat diseases exclusively.
iici) a. jfcfrsuurg, a a.
ear, nose and
zen could be picked out; the bar was par
ticularly well represented, and not a lew
lights of the church, including the Bishop,
who is as popular in Pittsburg as he once
was it Yale. A great many of the ladies
were in ball costume, but of these a ma
jority kept on their wraps, thongh the hall
was uncomfortably hot It is a fact that
Carnegie" Hall is not ventilated at ail. But
when thev- open the windows stiff necksanil
colds can be had without asking.
The concert began a few minutes late,
owing to the wicked perversity of a mando
lin, which had mislaid itself, but as the
audience was lashionably tardv also it was
rather fortunate than otherwise. The
Banjo Club had the honor of going to the
hat first, and led by J. J. Brooks, Jr., their
president, and a Pittsburg musician of
whom this city may well be proud, they
scored immediately with a potpourri from
"Wang." When that comic opera was
heard here it seemed to contain very little
beside the gigantic DeWolf Hopper and
the Dainty Delia Fox; it was left to the
banjoists "of Yale to show that Woolson
Morse wrote some pretty music in it. j.ne
audience liked it so well that they called
for more, and for an encore obtained the-
still sweeter melodies of De Koven's
The Glee Club Took an Inning.
The glee club then sailed in with that ex
quisite Yale ditty "'Neath the Elms"
which has something of a pathetic touch in
"Friendship lasts when youth must fail
'Neath the elms ot dear old Yale."
A qnaint little piece by Shepard, "The
Queen of the Wrens," in which the soft,
sweet, birdlike whistle of Mr. Solley was
the. feature, led to another encore in re
sponse to which came the merry measure
with a whistling obligato, "The Tune of
the Light Guitar." These two numbers
brought" down the house, and put everyone
in good humor to appreciate the solemn
mockery of the college song, "George
Washington." When tfieboys chanted the
"Amen" st the end of this tribnte to the
"father of his country" there came a
hush upon the audience and the Bt
Rev. Bishop Whitehead, who was in
in the gallery had to wipe his spectacles
and look about him before he could be sure
he was not in church.. When the applause,
which broke out all the louder for the pause
before it, had died away Weidt's "When
Birds Will Steal" was rendered with great
delicacy and skill
The Boys Caught the Audience.
The second psrt began with a patrol and
dance of Bosenfeld's by the Banjo Club, aud
was succeeded by a waltz song of Vogel's,
which was encored, and "A Song for Brave
Old Yale" was sung in response. Then Mr.
Sollev and the club sang that delicious
ballad from "Robin Hood," "The Legend
of the Chimes," and sang it so admirably
that they had to do something else in the
same line, before they were allowed to pro
ceed to the characteristic comicalities of
"Tarpaulin Jacket" and "Bohunkus."
Another number in which the excellent
training of the club was manifest was the
Bv the time Part 3 was reached the
audience was in a greedy mood, and the
Banjo Club had to respond to three encores
after playing Gunne's "La Czarina" before
they were allowedto retire for the even
ing:. In these final numbers the orchestral
effect was excellent, and the bass especially
euriched by the singular Instrument re
sembling a bsss viol in tone, which put in
a solid background for the higher strings.
Mr. Brooks has tne club in perfect control.
"The Phantom Band," with its humorous
nd sonorous chorus ot "Boui! Bom I Boml"
the legend of the man who tried to get
bread with one fish-ball; the more sober
"Integer Vitas" and "Ba a Ba," well
known Yale songs, led up to a novelty in
the shape of "Down by the Riverside,"
sung by Mr. Strayne, a bass, with a chorus.
Tlie Comedian of 1'alo.
Mr. Swayne, who has a comedian's face
which is preternaturally solemn in repose,
gently flipped co-education at Yale, which
led to girls having "real long-haired
grinds," and told how he had been
Persuaded br words or our Chauncey.
To put all my money on Hen,
and consequently had had a surplus of bad
.debts. Mr. Swayne's manner was so funny
and the song so absurd that there n'i.i.j
cries for more.lind he had to tell in song
what he would do if he were President of
Yale. Some of the things were that he
would exchange Latin and Greek for Dutch
and Spanish, set up a barrel of punch on
the campus and go in for riotous merri
ment generally. This did not satisfy the
andienceand Mr. Swayne gathering the
club close about him," with a couple of
guitars as accompanists, told the
touching tale of how an Irish villain "stole
me Sundav suit ot clothes." This served
to show that Mr. Swayne has a broguA
which an Irish comedian would sell his ion!
of the strike was only a question of a few
hours. Then we ascertained from one of
the rollers that the strike had been declared
off, and we went to Beaver Falls because
there was a chance to secure higher wages.
We went on snch short notice that we did
not have time to consult the officers of
Honor Lodge, had we so desired. But we
were violating no rule or law of the Amal
gamate! Association, and there was no
necessity of consulting any of the officers of
any lodge. We are not now filling the
positions of union men who would other
uiee have been taken back, as many of
these men have secured places elsewhere.
In conclusion we want to say that we went
to the meeting of Honor Lodoe last Satur
day night to explain our positions in this
matter, but we were denied admission, and
no opportunity has ever been afforded us to
show that we in no way violated any rule
or law of the Association."
WANT 810 FIBST.
Allegheny Second Ward Candidates Must
Pay for the Primaries.
Over 200 Republicans of the Second
ward, Allegheny, met? in the Irwin Avenue
Schoolhouse last night to suggest candi
dates for the different ward offices to be
voted for at the primaries Saturday, Janu
ary 7. Henry C. Lowe was elected Per
manent Chairman, and Lewis K. White,
A resolution was adopted that no candi
date's name wouk be put on the ticket
until he had put up his pro rata share of
$10 to pay the expense of holdiug the pri
maries, and that he would abide by the
The following darned candidates were
then suggested: For Select Council, Frank
J. Torfence and Simon Drum; Common
Council, W. C. Burrey, Frank Currv,
Thomas A. Parke, William A. Cruikshank,
David Winters, John White, Hugh Morri
son, S. A. Sampson, James P. Gregg, Jr.,
Walter Hav, H. H. Buente, W. a Gal
braitb, John S. Bothwell, W. K. McGinnis
and Major George N. Lacock; School Direc
tor, Rev. B. F. Woodburn, George W.
Eisenbeis (present incumbents), D. M.
Alston and Charles W. Crider.
Texas Bates to Be ltstored
For several months the freight
'Texas common points have been in
of topsy-turvy. Indeed, this is their nor
mal condition. Occasionally the railroad
companies meet and bury the hatchet, but
it isn't long before somebody digs it up.
The wire nail rate from Pittsburg has been
cut from 84 cents to 43. Now the railroads
serve notice that they will meet January 1
and restore' rates on a new basis. A grand
shaking up is promised. ,
ANEW II1AEN MENU by Elllce Serena
a feature of THE DISPATCH to-morrow.
A Cinder Fire at Mlllvale.
The people of Millvale are greatly
alarmed over a fire in a cinder bank which
is 800 ieet long and 300 feet wide and
nearly 80 feet deep. The fire started about
a month ago, and has been gradually in
creasing since. Trenches will likely be
dug around the pile and the fire flooded,
as it is a menace to the surrounding prop
erty to remain as it now is.
Prizes Won by Many. .
The Lotus Club, of. the Southside, held
'the first of a series of social entertainments
for the members last night There were
contests in various games and the following
were each awarded a turkey: Auton Hen
nigan, Harry Hamilton, Robert Getty, W.
S. Jones, S. W. Church, Fred Benz, E.
Erawein, R. K. Shau'ley, L. Rohrhashs,
Henry Olnhaudeir, H. Rectanus and A.
Union Temperance Meeting.
The Union temperance meeting will be
held In the rooms of the Keeley League to
morrow evening, beginning 7:30. Francis
Murphy and Prof. Weeden are in Rhode
Island and can't be present as expected.
Speeches will be made by the ola-timers.
CAUGHT. IN THE POLICE NEZ
ArausT Bluue, of Dunbar, is In Jail for
selling liquor without paying a Government
Jives G'lLi.ioHi.ir cut Edward Kane on the
forehead and wrist with a knife in a fight in
Masters alley last evening.
Thomas WHrrrAKm, of the Galling chm,
charged with criminal libel, Vas released
from Jail yesterday on ?1,000 bait
BicHxno Jokes was arrested tit Carnegie's
Thirty-third Street mills last night as a sus
picions ch'araoter. He had on a coat like
those worn at the workhouse, and he told
the men in the'mill be had escaped from'
privilege more than counteracted the bene
fits to the people.
Scalpers Seized the Opportunity.
So many of the tickets fall into the hands
of scalpers that the middlemen, and not the
pnblic or the railroad", are the ones helped.
The railroads in the Central Traffic Associa
tion offer the usual one-third off. Going
West Pittsburgers will be all right, for they
have reduced rates on the Lake Erie, Balti
more and Ohio and Pittsburg and Western.
The detision of the Pennsylvania road has
caused a good deal of grumblintr. It is
possible that the officials of the trunlc line
have something better in store for the future.
In this connection it was reported in rail
road circles yesterday that the Pennsyl
vania road intended shortly, or about the
nrsi 01 tne year to maice a uniform rate of 2
cents per mile for long and short hauls on
the entire system, and to abolish all mile
age books aud excursion rates. An at
tempt was made to see Colonel Thomas M.
Watt, the district passenger agent, but he
was not in the city. The clerks in the
office stated they had not been notified, but
the subject of mileage-books and rates in
general has been nnder discussion for some
time by the Trunk Line Association. The
local Pennsylvania people were a little in
credulous, but they thought it would be a
wise and popular move tojnake.
1 Simplifying the Bailroad Business.
Many of the agents would like to see a
uniform fare adopted as it would greatly
simplify the business and knock out the
scalpers. "The present system of mileage
bonks at 2 cents per mile and limited and
unlimited' tickets is very much abused. As
a rule, if a man travels a great deal, or
makes a single trip of anv distance he buys
a 1,000-mile book for 520,. uses what he
needs of it, and then sells it at a discount
to some broker who gets rid of it later at a
profit The passenger is out so is the rail
road, and the scalper is the only one in. As
railroads are supposed to be conducted for
the pnblic, a uniform rate of 2 cents per
mile for any distance to all points and for
all occasions would be appreciated by the
people and would stop abuses.
The New York Central is competled by
the laws of New York toadonta2.er.nl
rate, and it is uniform the year around.
No holidav or excursion rates are granted.
Pennsylvania has no such statutes, and
rival railroad men do not think that the
great trunk line will make the radical re
duction of its own accord.
A Bush May Keep Up Bates.
It is argued that the rate will be made for.
tne worms Jbair business, but General
Passenger Agent E. A. Ford said a lew
days ago that the Fair travel promises to
be so heavy that he doubted if any reduc
tion in fare would be made on the fast ex
press trains. He added that the Ft Wayne
did not have the equipment to carry all 'the
people, and his fine of reasoning was that
it would be foolish to reduce rates when
the trains would be crowded at the regular
However, it is safe to say that the Penn
sylvania road will not be arbitrary about
the 2-cent rate. It wouldn't pay. The
company is associated with other trunk
lines, and a straight cut without the'matter
being presented to them might result in a
disastrous rate war. The plan is to submit
a proposition for a uniform fare of 2 cents
to the Trunk Line Association with the
hope that it will be adopted by all. Penn
sylvania people here are not posted, but
the report was so general yesterday that the
chances are there is much truth in it
it is deemed best to let the story slip.
The Republican primaries take place just
one week from to-day, and some lively
hustling will be indulged in by several can
didates for the Mayoralty who haven't yet
heard of the slate lately decided upon.
Even those who have heard are doing just
as much guessing as they did before, as
nothing definite is known of even a single
name on the ticket Of course the usual
surmises are indulged in, the result being
that every name heretofore mentioneais
again run in, so that none are left out in
the general surmises as to the people and
positions on tho ticket
'You can say," said a well-known poli
tician and Court House official, "that the
slate has been decided upon, and, though
there may be a skirmish in the convention,
it will go through." What the all-important
names were the gentlemen would
Controller Morrow is having what he
says is a pleasant holiday time in answering
queries regarding his candidacy. Late yes
terday afternoon a city employe entered
Mr. Morrow',8 office with thiB bold state
"I hear yon are going to'be Controller
"No, sir," responded Mr. Morrow. "I
have been Controller again a few times,and
this time I am out of it"
"But the Democrats are going to indorse
"I will positively decline."
"But the Republicans are going to in
dorse you also?"
"I will write a letter to both conventions
positively declining to allow them to use my
name," said the Controller.
"But they won't pay any attention to
"Then, sir, I'll appeal to the public. I'll
write a letter to the people telling them how
I stand and that I will not accent the nomi
nation." "Write to the people, bosh. When you
write to the People von write toevervhnilir
and of course nobodv pays any attention to
"Then, sir, I'll I'll " but the Con
troller never said what he would do, so the
object of his wrath escaped.
CAUGHT AN Old) JAILBIBD.
A Pickpocket Who Has Spent the Tjtst Five
Christmas Days Behind Bars.
Police Inspector McKelvey yesterdav
afternoon arrested Jack MrCurdy. He was
caught at the corner of Fifth avenue and
Smithfield street with his hand in a
woman's pocket The prisoner was recog
nized as an old offender, who has served,
according to the Inspector, more or less
time in the penitentiary. When arrested,
McCurdy plead for his liberty, saying that
it wonld be the first Christmas he spent out
side the penitentiary in five years.
Save Money, and Still Get the Best
Mel:or & Hoene, 77 Fifth Avenne.
Chlckering, Hardman, Krakauer, Vose &
Sons. Kimball and many other makes of
piano. An immense stock in rosewood,
French and American walnut, antique
oak, mahogany and other fancy woods. Is
In rcasniflcer.ee of design and finish of case
they surpass unythinz heretofore shown
in tnis market. Eicli, chaste and beau
tiluL In our line we carrv the largest and most
magnificent stock In till section of the
country. Our display is now greater,
grander and more complete than evorbe-
lore. .Lverrtliiiijrwesell weKiiarantee to
be as absolutely perfect as can be made.
Onr prices are most reasonable considering'
quality and dmability. Old pianos and
organs taken in exchanire., .Voir pinnos
rented and rent applied tin purchase.
Full line of low price pianosand organs.
Cash or installments. Catalogues and
full Information free to any address.
Xarfce line of I'elnubet cbjureh orsan
always on hand. Open this pvonlnsr..
ilELLOB & IIozse, Founded 1831,
Warerooms, 77 Fltth avenue.
A Husband Charges His Mothcr-in-Law
With Assaultlnij Him A lively Scene
in a Business Office Talking of Divorce
There will be a very interesting assault and
battery ease before Alderman Reilly this
1 afternoon. A husband of eieht months is
parties are Charles Anderson, the coal
operator, and Mrs. Margaret Henderson,
wife of A. a Henderson, the Seventh ave
nue wholesale druggist
Mr. Anderson "married Miss Henderson
last May, and ever since bis mother-in-law
and he have not been getting along too
smoothly. "Soon after we were married,"
said Mr. Anderson yesterday, "she called
at my office. Her husband was with her,
and she said she wanted an explanation of
some of my actions. Mrs. Henderson ac
cused me of doing things unbecoming a hus
band. I denied the charges, but she in
sisted there was plenty of proof. It turned
ont later that it was another man. These
little fights kept up, and finally the Hen
dersons made my wife go back to their
home. They said I had treated her brutal
ly. She says not
"Several days ago I got a letter from
Thomas Marshall telling me my wife in
tended to apply for a divorce. I do not see
on what grounds she can get It Wednes
day Mrs. Henderson came to see me. She
took a seat close beside me and asked me
what I intended to do. I told her there
was nothing to be done, as they
had applied for a divorce. I added
that if my wife did not secure
one I would. This seemed to make her
mad. She caught np a heavy ruler lying
on the desk and struck me across the nose."
iUr. Anderson here displayed a much
bruised member. "She then jumped up
and started toward the door," continued
Mr. Anderson. "As she went she grabbed
a paperweight from my desk and threw it
at my head. My brother George tried to
quiet her and she knocked him down. Fi
nally after hurling an ink bottle at me she
left the office.
"I had grown tired of these calls and her
treatment and thought it would be better
to enter suit .against her."
Dry Goods House.
Saturday, Dec. 24, 1S72.
JOS, HDRNE k CITS
PENN AYE. STORES.
Nzavors headaches promptly enred by
Bromo-Seltzer 10c a bottle.
BIBER & EAST0N.
ASSORTMENT VERY LARGE.
LOWEST GASH PRICES.
MANY AT AN ACTUAL
Black and White
Coney, Black and Sil
ver Hare, Opossum,
Lynx, Monkey, Astra
chan, Persian Lamb,
Beaver, Fox, Angora,
Henrlcks Muilc Company, ltd.
We have a number of second-band organs
in good condition which we will sell, from
$20 up. Good chance Tor cash bn ef, and
those desiring payments it ill have easy
Open in the evening.
Henihcm Music Co., Ltd.,
101 and 113 Fifth avenue.
Reduced Prices. -
inf Silk, Linen, Cam
broidered, Crepe, etc.
See our extra values
at 1234c, 15c, 18c, 20c,
HOSIERY for Men,
Women and Children
in low, medium and
finest grades Silk,
Merino, Lisle Thread,
OPEN TILL S O'CLD.GKTO-NIGttT
The Last and
The Big Day.
All stocks in all departments re
plenished store in full opera
tion until 9 o'clock to-night-Special
Holiday prices on fine
Furs, helped by the cold weather,
have made a wonderful increase in
the business of this department.
You can buy to-day and to-night
Fur Sets, Fur Muffs and Fur Capes;
finest Alaska Seal Skin Muffs, Capes,
Jackets and Coats, and elegant fur
lined and fur-trimmed Jackets, Capes,
Mantles and Ulsters at lower prices
than ever before. So near Christ
mas now just bring the favored ore
in and have the garment tried on so
she can have it to wear to-morrow.
In 'fine Leather Goods
see what choice things
we ofier at 25c, 50c, $1
All the latest ideas
in Shopping Bags,
Satchels, Purses, Pocfc
etbooks, etc., at low,
medium and fine
The important Christmas items Christ
mas shoppers will find full aud complete
assortments to-day and to-nhtnt. Dia
monds in linger rlnss. pendants, charms
and bracelets; solitaue, cluster or with
Watches in silver and cold, plain or elab
orate.bnt all good. E. P. Boberts & Sons,
1 Fifth and Market.
Open this evening until 11 o'clock.
Hamilton's Holiday Sales
On our second floor. We have over
fifty pianos and organs. We want
them nil sold "evory one" by the
25th of December. They ranee at fol
lowing prices: Pianos, from $75 to $300;
organs. $25 to $125. More than hair of
thebe instruments are periectly new.
Come In and see and bear them. We will
Kive to you on easy payments. Tliey
will mate a beautilul Christmas sift.
91 and 93 Fifth avenue.
Our Cloak and Snit Department has now
been placed on a STOCK-TAKING BASIS
as to prices.
Fine Fur-trimmed Garments.
Bich Imported Wrapt
Misses' and Children's Garments.
Tailor-made Jackets, eta
Each one a real bargain.
BIBER & EAST0N,
MS AND 507 MAKKKT ST1
N. B. Stores open everynight this week.
Second-Hand "Uprights" for $135 and Up.
Slellor & Hoene, 77 Fifth Avenue.
Several excellent "uprights" for sale,
only slightly used. Will he sold for $135
and up. Cash or r.ayment. tee these
pianos. Open Saturday evenings.
Melloe & IIokhk Founded 1S31,
Waierooms, 77 Fifth avenue.
FAIX ot the Al-xander of Africa, now
first told with accuracy, is a feature of THE
A Telegraph Operator Under Suspicion.
M. S. Gates, who claims to be a telegraph
operator from Steubenville, O., was ar
rested at Kaufmanns' store yesterday after
noon as a suspicious character. On the
prisoner's person was found some papers
belonging to a Mrs. Horton, of Wylie ave
nue, which are supposed ,to have been
Have Ton Forsotten Anything?
If you have, we shall be open until 11
o'clock this evening. Come in aud see us.
JUardt A Hates, Jewelers,
529 Smlthfleld street.
TIE 1ST ATTRACT! SHOW
S IN THE CITY
627 AND 629 PENN AVE.
Large lot cents' navy blue white polka
dot silk mufflers on sale this morning,
bcarce and in great demand.
Booas & Buhl.
Pure Food Products.
Sillier Bros., 1S3 Federal street, Allegheny,'
sell only the finest and purest of groceries
and food products. 'I heir prices are always
reasonable. Goods delivered everywhere.
Send for price list.
At cost to close ont. Ueuby Beeoer,
612 and 611 Liberty street.
Suede mnnsquetaircs of nil the colors of
the rainbow mid blacx, Irom $1 up.
21 Sixth street, directly opposite UIJuu The
ater. De Witt's Little Early Risers. Best pill
for biliousness, sick headache, malaria.
You can find nothing that will
make a more useful or handsome
Christmas present than one of our
We have the only complete line
West of New York City in our new
department,' opened a few weeks
since. Every weave made, and all
latest colorings. Prices from cheap
est to finest made.
This department is so well known
to our customers that it is only neces
sary to say all grades can be found.
One important fact about our
Stock of interest to those who have a
few more people on their list our
stock is never allowed to run down.
People who came weeks ago had no
better styles or a bigger variety to
select from than you have now. But
you haye the advantage of a great
many special bargain prices that have
come along just at the end of the
A 50-dozen lot of Ladies' fine pure
Linen Handkerchiefs, embroid
ered and scalloped and embroid
ered and hemstitched, that are
the regular 50c quality, you can
buy to-day and to-night at 35c
cacK-or 3 for $1.
More than a hundred dozens and
over 50 different styles of extra
quality new Handkerchiefs at
Christmas Linens for the Christmas
dinner table. If you don't happen
to have Somebody to give one to per
haps you would like to take a nice
set home with you to-night to make
your own feast all the happier. The
Linens are here in such variety and
excellence as can be seen nowhere
else. Prices for plainer, but good
sets, from as little as $2.75 up to
2$. Handsome Hemstitched Set3
from 5 to $50 each.
Good, Warm Winter Bedding
would get a good, warm welcome
some place you know of.
None but good Blankets, soft.fleecy
and weighty, honest value, from
the small cost , to the finest
2. 75 a pair to 42 a pair.
Nice, clean and soft Cotton Com
forts $1 to $6 each.
Pure Down Comforts, covered with
Sateen, Silk and Satin, from $4
to 75 each.
BBINB THE CHILDREN TO SEE QUH
WINDOWS THIS WEEK.
Gold Pens and Pencils.
Sterling silver pencils and penholders.
B. S. Davis A Co., Booksellers.
96 Fifth avenue.
At cost to close ont. HKtrar Biboeb,
612 and 6U Liberty street.
SmrD for catalogue and price list of all
kinds of wines, liquors and cordials to Mai
Klein, Allegheny. Pa.
Special display of Christmas novelties In
silk umbrellas and canes at James H. Aiken
& Co.'s, 100 Fifth avenue.
Cxosnra out all our ladles' silk handker
chiefs less than cost to-day. Lmsu's,
ses Smlthfleld street.
Telephone So. SO 13 for anything yon may
nant Horn Max Kiuin, Allegheny, Pa.
I 1 rues t
in the city.
Special REncccD Prices.
Hopper Bros. & Co.,
- - SIT Wool street. '
Examine our nrices and goods.
J. KERWIN MILLER & CO.,
. 543 SmitMeldSt., Pittsourg, Pa.
Engrjrers, Printers, Stationers,
W-w Blank Publishers,
710 Grant streot and39 Sixth avenne.
In the Men's Goods Department
to-day and to-night:
Fancy English Cloth Smoking
Jackets AT $5, rc S6.50 to
$8; AT $8, were $9 to fix;
AT $9, were $11 and $12; AT
$10. were 12.50 and $15.
Men's Plain Cloth Smoking Jack
ets, with quilted silk collars,
cuffs and pockets, reduced from
$25 to $15. s
Men's fine Silk neckwear at half
$1 NECKWEAR AT 50c.
50c NECKWEAR AT 25c.
JOS. HORNE & CO.,
609-621 Penn Avenue;