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fcAiid aMartyr's Popularity Conferred
onThe'Backer of Senate Bill 70.
"But, Having the Measure Beaten, They at
Once Proceeded to Show
Iley Fcslttrrij- Eefose U Allow the Traction Bill to
tie Withdrawn.
Senate bill 70 is no more. The fight is
over. The Tote against the bill in the
House was overwhelming. Hr. Xafferty
tried to avert the avalanche by withdrawing
the measure, bat wasn't allowed to do bo.
The under man in the fight was not allowed
to cry "peccavi." The Democrats didn't
interfere with the fight, preferring to loot
at it as a factional fracas of the opposition.
Habbisbubo, April 5. There was no
olive branch business in the House this
morning, no show of magnanimity or any
thing approaching it. It was confessed on
behalf of Mr. Magee that he was defeated,
but this did not satisfy his foes, who im
mediately went to work to do their level
best to confer on him a martyr's crown and
a martyr's popularity by jnmping on him
with both feet. This was considered neces
sary, though, io show what could be done
when it had to be done.
The work of keeping the Legislators in
line went busily on this morning. Before
the opening of the session Senator Delama
ter was conspicuous in various parts ot the
House, and Chairman Andrews and others
went hither and thither. It was soon gen
erally understood that the programme was
to prevent the withdrawal of Mr. Magee's
resolution and bury it beneath an awful
avalanche of votes. This programme was
carried qut to the letter.
"When Mr. Iiafferty asked leave to with
draw the resolution, Mr. Brooks ob
jected that this would be unfair to the
Street Railway Committee, after the manner
in which the matter had been discussed in
the papers of the State. The committee
had negatived the bill by a largelnajority,
and he thought it only justice that the
House should now say whether it had done
right. Mr. Iiafferty, in making his request,
stated that he did so because he found votes
enough could not be secured to carry the
resolution through.
Mr. Patterson, of Philadelphia, took ad
vantage of this to call attention to the cir
cumstance that the gentlemen who wanted
the bill calendared found themselves in a
tight place, and asked the House to provide
them with a safe way of retreat. He hoped
the House would not do it. He also stated
that the figures by which the Street Eailway
Committee had negatived the bill were
14 to 4.
Mr. Andrews, the Republican State Chair
man, spoke, bnt it was merely to say that he
agreed with the gentleman who hoped the
bill would go over. Ei-Ppeaker Graham
said, in accordance with all precedents, his
colleague should be allowed to withdraw
his resolution if he did not see fit to pass it.
It should be entirely under his control.
On the Democratic side, Mr. "Wherry
stated he had been assured on the personal
and political representation of the leader of
the Senate meaning Mr. Delamater that
if Senate bill No. 70 was let-rest, a street
railway incorporation bill woulll-' be passed
that would include the features of the meas
ure under consideration. Previous to this
he had favored placing the negatived Sen
ate bill on the calendar, believing it might
then be made the basis for a broader meas
ure. Captain Skinner said it looked very much
like a Republican family fight, and he
thought it might be as well for the Demo
crats to retire from the floor and let them
fight it out.
The House refused to let Mr. Lafferty
withdraw the resolution, and then Mr.
Brooks called it up. Messrs. Graham and
Kratz moved an indefinite postponement.
This was the real test of strength. The mo
tion was lost bv 138 to SI.
This virtually settled the matter, but be
fore the resolution was voted on Messrs.
Jones and Marland made the best and most
dispassionate speeches they have made this
season. They
that had resolved on the death of the meas
ure, and Mr. Jones stated that, while he
might be willing to receive directions from
party leaders on party measures, he would
not on purely business questions.
The vote was 166 to 2 against placing the
bill on the calendar,; Mr. Magee's friends,
except Messrs. Jones and Stocking, voting
that way in harmony with Mr. Lafferty's
request that the resolution be withdrawn.
Many Republicans who sympathized with
Mr. Magee on the political phase of the fight
were induced to vote against him to protect
legislation in which they are interested.
This is conspicuously the case with regard
to those who are anxious for the, passage of
utEBu.jaiinj juuurjjvrauou Dill prom
ised by Messrs. Delamater and Andrews.
This bill, however, will not include the
feature of Senate bill 70. Mr. Wherry.who
stated on the authority of Senator Delamater
that it would, misunderstood that gentle
man, who later went to him, and so ex
plained to him. Mr. Delamater hadn't
vorked.so hard to kill merely for the pur
pose of resurrecting it.
Ex-Speaker Dong was here to-day against
the Magee measure. Mr. Magee and his
brothers, Fred Magee and "W. A. Magee
went home at 3 o'clock this morning. Coll
lector Bigler arrived late last night to see
that the Democrats were in line for Magee,
but learning from that gentleman that he
had abandoned the fight. Mr. Bigler turned
around and went back home. The Demo
crats were not to be held in line for Mr.
Magee by Mr. Bigler or anyone else. As a
reward of merit for voting with Mr. An
drews, Mr. Pow, on motion of C. "Wesley
Thomas, succeeded in getting his license
transfer bill made a special order for Tues
day and "Wednesday, and other Democrats
received nice treatment in the samedirection.
Instructions Belnc Sent Oat for the Gnld-
"anee of Cooaty Commissioners.
'rsrzcxix. txlujbajc to tkx Disr-ATCH.;
Habbisbubg, April 6. The Secretary of
the Commonwealth has prepared instruc
tions for the guidance of the Sheriffs, Com
missioners and election officers in connec
tion with the amendment election to be held
on June X8 next Advance circular letters
containing these instructions are being
mailed to the various Commissioners, be
cause they also embrace the kind of blanks
to be used at the election, thus enabling
the Commissioners to make early arrange
ments for their printing, so as to have them
ready for distribution with the ballots, when
received from the Department of State. In
the circular letter Sheriffs are instructed to
give notice by proclamation of the time of
the election in at least two newspapers in
each county.
The County Commissioners shall, on re
cejpt of the circular of ifstructlons, cause
all blanks, tally Usts andfonna of returns
to bo printed, and at least five days before
the election cause the sasaL together with
the ballots, to be Mrwllrlhnt1 tth.
,"!!vSe2'er1 dectia boards, and MCosamisaioBers
shall also furnish to each election board a
correct copy ot the last registry of voters.
In distributing the ballots to the several
election districts the Commissioners are to
be guide's by the total registered vote
therein, sending. three "prohibitory amend
ment" ballots and three "suffrage amend
ment" ballots for each voter. Two ballot
boxes should be provided in each election
district. The vote on the two amendments
must be cast and counted separately.
A Delegation of Preachers Honored at the
State Executive Mansion.
Habbisbubo, April S. Governor Beaver
gave a reception at the Executive Mansion,
to-night, in honor of "William JE. Dodge, Jr.,
President of the American Evangelical Al
liance; Rev. Josiah Strong, D. D., General
Secretary of the Alliance, and Rev. Dr.
Phillips. General Secretary from Philadel
phia and vicinity.
The clergymen of the Protestant churches
of this city were generally represented at
the reception. The object of the visit of the
gentlemen indicated is to individualize
Christian work.
Conductors Who Sent In Their Resignations
WUhonfKnowIng of It.
rsrzcui. telegram to the dispatch.
Puxxsutawket, April 5. Every pas
senger conductor on the Buffalo, Rochester
and Pittsburg Railroad, of whom there
were about fifteen, received a notice a few
days ago which read: "Your resignation has
been accepted." To most of the conductors
this unceremonious dismissal was a general
surprise, but some or them said tbey were
asking for it. Among the conductors dis
charged are several that have been on the
road since its construction and were re
garded as fixtures.
This proceeding was the outcome of the
Baltimore, Rochester and Pittsburg's -experience
with train agents, or "ticket pick
ers," as they are generally called. About
three months ago the conductors were re
lieved of the duty of collecting fares,
and had nothing to do but run the
trains. The inference was that the
conductors were suspected of dishonestly
appropriating passage money to their own
use. It is probable that the company dis
covered that it was losing money by em
ploying both train agents and conductors,
and that it has resolved to try a new set of
conductors who, as soon as they become fa
miliar with their runs, will displace both
the old conductors and train agents.
A Communication From the Ohio Taller
Co.'s Treasurer.
Mr. E. P. Young, treasurer of the Ohio
Valley Gas Company, writes the following
abont that Sewickley fuel trouble:
The Ohio Valley Gas Company of Sewickley
have been and are now selling gas as cheap as
the new Independent Gas Company ot that
place, and cheaper than any other company
In Allegheny county. There has been no com
plaint as to rates, even when the Ohio Valley
was the only company and had a monopoly of
the gas business.
The notices sent out were worded to the ef
fect that contracts should be renewed without
Increase to avoid shutting off gas, ind were
not sent oat last week, but on March 19, and
were sent out as reminders of a similar notice
delivered to all consumers ot gas, dated as far
back as February 17, 1888.
The Ohio Valley Company sent the last
notice out so as to give everyone an opportunity
to have the gas it they desired it, and, of
course, those not signifying their intention ot
continuing its use, some were cut off from the
supply, not on Sunday night, however, but on
Monday. April 1.
The rates for gas furnished by this company
are now, and always have been, as follows:
Cook stoves per annnm, J15: range per annum,
J20; open grate and stoves, t 5; furnaces In pro
portion. The Independent Company do not
furnish gas at any cheaper rate than this.
Illo De Janeiro Contributing l.SOO Victims
Each fllonth.
"Washington, April C Yellow fever
is epidemic at Rio de Janeiro, and when the
last steamer left that city the plague was at
its height. The deaths from yellow fever
have been from 100 to 135 per week ever
since the first of December, and the United
States Consul General, in a dispatch to the
State Department, says:
Never in the history of this city has there
been known, at this season, such an epidemic
of yellow fever as is now prevailing here. The
number of deaths in the month of January was
1,713, the largest ever known In one month. The
rate, as shown by the report up to the 10th of
February (the last publication), makes a
large Increase in the death rate, which, if
continued through the month, will show the
deaths in February to be 2,108, which is more
than double the number of deaths for the same
month last year, which was 920. The weather
is intensely hot and dry There is in many lo
calities ot the city great suffering from want of
water, and unless rain should come soon to re
dace the temperature and increase the water
supply, the worst has as yet not been realized.
taining special article, the' newt of the world,
and the announcement of our live men in the
Sunday Usue of The Dispatch. You should
not mis this extraordinary 10-page number.
Another Lot of Fourth Class Postmasters
for Pennsylvania.
"Washington, April C The following
postmasters were appointed to-day by the
Postmaster General for Pennsylvania and
"West Virginia: For Pennsylvania: S. A.
Foster, Bridgeyille, Allegheny county; "W.
S. Brown, Cocolamus, Juniata county; G.
"W. HcBuer.Coraopolis, Allegheny county;
S. 6. Hergisheimer, Devon, Chester county;
H. M. Kistler, East Stroudsburg, Monroe
county; J. T. Dawson, Hopewood, Payette
county; A. Rankin, Karthaus, Clearfield
county; J.Cobb, Quay, Elk county; Charles
Brown, Tannersville, Monroe county; J. L.
Hagerty, "Watersburg, Favette county; J.
P. Fry, "Westover, Clearfield county; D. R.
"Woolridge, "Woodland, Clearfield county.
For "West Virginia: Mrs E. R. Henson,
Bnnker Hill, Berkley copnty; F.P. Lyons,
Laurel Iron Works, Magnolia county; J.
M. Millan, Mannington, Marion county;
Mrs. AnneHurton.Webster, Taylor county.
Won the Fight on a Foul.
Shasiokix, April 5. A desperate prize
fight of five rounds with skin gloves,
Queensberry rales, took place this morning
in a club room, between Clipper Donahue,
of Philadelphia, and Ben "Wilson, of New
ark. Sixty persons paid $2 apiece to wit
ness the contest. The fight was given to
Donahue on a foul in the fifth round.
iJEiltillLllAj the bosom of the Atlantic, i
faithfully pictured in an article prepared for
to-morrow's issue of The Dispatch.
Imported Leghorn Hats, Fall blze.Only 99c
Each a bargain unequaled, in millinery
department." Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
All the Newest Shapes nod Colors In Jackets.
Vest front styles, braided and directoire
fronts; also the largest variety of black
jackets we hare ever shown.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Fassover Bread,
Pure and wholesome, made especially Tor
the Passoyer season. Tt won't pay you to
bake your own when you can order direct
from yonr grocer. S. S. Maevxn & Co.
Otrn's London and Kerr York Neckwear.
Our full stock now on exhibition in men's
furnishing department Also some very
choice tyles at 25 and SO cents in new spring
coloring. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
jfenn Avenue stores.
The Rich Owners of the Smuggled
Works of Art in Hard Luck.
Added to Which, is the Annoying; Uotler of
an Investigation. '"
And elites That It ts the Victim of a Spiteful
Discharged Employe.
The discovery or a long work of scientifio
smuggling in New York by an art firm or
its employes hai plunged the customs offi
cers there up to their eyes in business.
The rich customers of the firm will all have
to pay duty on the smuggled goods. A
great deal of annoyance is thus caused, be
side a double expense. The explanation
given by the firm of their actions is a plaus
ible one.
New Yobk, April 5. The customs peo
ple were up to their eyes in business to-day
over later developments attending the dis
coveries that Allard & "Bons, through
their agent, Paul Rowley, had smuggled
in goods ordered 'from them by rich
people in New York and other cities.
A second raid was made on the store in
Fifth avenue by Special Treasury Agent
George H. Simmons and his associates of
Colonel Ayer's staff!
Alphonse L. Brown, the informer, was
with the agents, and told them what books
of the firm would substantiate his charges.
There were two letter books and two in
voice books. The invoices of the firm
for a number of years back were also seized.
The books and invoices were taken to the
custom house. The books showed
that Rowley and iis predecessor,
agents of the firm in New York,
had executed heavy orders for
furnishing with imported goods the homes
of Potter Palmer, Cornelius, George and
Frederick Vanderbilt, D. Ogden Mills,
August Belmont, "W. W. Astor,
George Bliss, Coleman Drayton,
R. F. Cutting, Bayard Cutting,
Abram S. Hewitt, Robert Goelet, Vice
President Levi P. Morton, Whitelaw Reid,
Johnston Livingston, John R. McLean,
William C. Whitney, W. Seward Webb
and many other wealthy people.
Many of these may possibly encounter
the annoyance to which H. McK. Twomble,
William K. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Robert Gar
rett and Mrs. Orme Wilson are subjected by
the allegation, that goods sold them as duty
paid were smuggled.
All the invoices of the firm will be ex
amined. There are many works of art on the
free list, and notable paintings of the old
masters. The $20,000 Rembrandt ordered
by Mr. Twombley is admittedly on
the free list, but the owners of goods not on
the free list are liable for the duties, even
though they have paid them once to Allard
& Sons or their New York representative, if
the Government has not got them.
Mr. Magone says that all the owners have
showed every disposition to comply with
the statutes. The Baltimore and Chicago
customers of the firm have been notified,
and will have to undergo the bother of an
Roulez is a nervous and excitable man,
and to-night, when explaining his connec
tion with the importations, said that his
complete ignorance of English has been one
of the causes of his present trouble.
Theorignal firm in this city was styled
Allard & Sons & Prignot, and was estab
lished about four yearsago. Thepresenthouse
is that of Jules Allard, 62 Rue Chateaudun,
Paris. Prignot was the American repre
sentative. Mr. Roulez says that Prignot
was recalled and died insane in Paris. As"
Prignot returned Roulez crossed him on the
ocean, arriving here on December 11, 1887.
Blossier, who now makes the charge against
Roulez, was Prignot's bookkeeper, and made
out all accounts.
Roulez says that he did not get power of
attorney to act for his employers until
September 8, 1888. He declares that
nothing fraudulent in his accounts
can he , found since that time.
Prior to last September and in many cases
subsequently to his discharge, about six
weeks ago, Blossier had the handling of all
bills and accounts.
Roulez admits that the tapestries which
were found in his house belonged to the
firm, and that the $400-clock came over
among his personal effects. He says, in ex
planation, that his effects were
and that he did not know they contained
dutiable goods. When he came across the
tapestries he thought he was acting in the
firm's interest in taking them to his house.
Mr. Roulez says further that the orders
for the Twombley Rembrandt and other
articles were given before he assumed
W. H. Secor, the lawyer for the Allards
and Roulez, says that the Allards are inno
cent of any attempt to defraud the Govern
ment He attributes all this trouble to
spite of the discharged employe Blossier. He
further says that the firm knew what was
coming two weeks ago, and that the Paris
house instructed him by cable to consult
with Roulez and be ready to furnish bonds
to secure the Government for the duties of
which it is said to have been defrauded.
Francis Lynde Stetson, representing Mr.
Twombley and W. K. Vanderbilt, said he
bad communicated with his clients concern
ing the extraordinary developments, and
thattherewould.be no difficulty in reach
ing a satisfactory conclusion of the matters
in which they were interested. Mr. Twom
blev is in North Carolina.
The Long Standing Claim on the Philadel
phia and Erie Nnlllfled.
Philadelphia, April 5. The Jngufrer
has news that the long standing claim of
the Pennsylvania Railroad against the Phil
adelphia and Erie Company for $650,000
and against the Northern Central for a like
amonnt on account of the joint guarantee
on the Allegheny Valley Railroad bonds,
has been decided by Judge Arnold, the ar
bitrator, against the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company. There will be no appeal.
To Ford the Keystone Troops.
New Yobk, April B. The Army Com
mittee of the Washington Centennial Cele
bration, find they will have to provide sus
tenance for 8,000 Pennsylvania troops while
here, the Legislature of that State having
failed to make an appropriation foe that
UTT T T W introduces John O. New to the
lilLL a I Hi Prince of Wales in a bright
and votnted letter to be published in Thk Dts
PATfcH on Sunday morning. It uHU drive
away the blues.
Bnslness Prospects Brighter.
Never since we opened our mammoth
house furnishing establishment has" -the out
look for a big business boom been so great
as this spring. People are buying hand
over fist and only the best goods, which
makes matters look all" the better. The
time is past when people will suffer for the
want of small conveniences rather than buy
on our easy terms of payment. Give us
your traue ouu eco uun no treat you.
TTSStt 307 Wood street-.
They Are Given TfaelrESeaey by the Bones
of Ralnt Albert One, of the Bones la
Plttibnrg Hew tho Holy "Keilo ''
Came to the Carmelite Fath
ers Prom Rose.
In the honsoVf the Carmelite Fathers,
corner of Fulton street anj' Center avenue,'
is a holy relit It is apieeeof bone from
the body otSt. Albert, whoTdied in Italy in
the year 1306. Just now the priests of the
household are taking pains to let the pub
lic know of the memento, for the reason
that they believe It tdhave efficacy in the
cure of disease when used in blessing water.
And they' announce they would be too
happy to bless water for any of the faithful.
The relic is valuable, too, because it is
only one oftwo.in the United States. The
other is at New Baltimore, Somerset .coun
ty, Pa. These two bones from the saint's
body are authentic, having ,come from the
Pope's household in Rome. The one in
Pittsburg was sent to a priest in Pennsyl
vania 20 years ago, and only found its way
to the Carmelite House recently. After the
death of the saint,, the-miracles wrought by
means of his relics were numerous, and hap
pen even to this day. In Sicily the Carmelite
Fathers arein the habit of blessing certain
wells and springs with the relics, and the
cures that pave followed from the use of the
water are astonishing, especially where the
people are yet imbued with a childlike faith.
Even in our days, and right here in
Pennsylvania, there are instances of cures
through the relics of St. Albert. Rev.
Father Pius Meyer, of the Carmelite House
in Pittsburg, who is Superior of the Order
of Carmelites in the United States and Can
ada, who has the relic in his possession, told
The Dispatch re'porter that water blessed
with the piece ot bone would cure diseases,
providing the patients have faith. He knew
of several cures in the Allegheny Mount
ains. Father Best, another inmate of. the house,
related a circumstance wherein Mrs. Severs,
a woman now living at Johnstown, had
been cured almost instantly last winter of
St. Vitus dance by drinking water blessed
with the relic now owned in Somerset
county. She had a -peculiar mania of
throwing lamps out of the window when
her nervous disease came on. The priest
who attended her -was, singularly as it may
seem, named Father Albert, after the saint.
Father-Best says Mrs. Beyers' affliction has
never came back: 'He Called to mind sev
eral othr cures of a similar nature. - The
water may be either used internally or for
baths. In either case, Father Best says, it
is important for the patient to exercise great
faith in the ability of God to work miracles.
St Albert was born at Mount Treano, in
Sicily, in the year 1250. At one time the
city of Messina was" besieged by the King of
Naples. A famine naturally followed, but
the people asked St. Albert to call on the
Blessed Virgin for help, and his prayer was
heard, for soon after four ships laden with
provisions appeared in the harbor, and the
lamine disappeared.
After this St. Albert led a retired life in
the Carmelite Monastery at Messina, and
here God gave him the gift of miracles.
A person about to die on account of a
disease of the throat, was 'brought to the
Saint, who, Jookingon the sick man, said:
,;My son, have yon confidence in Mary's
help?" The man answered in the affirma
tive, and from that moment was completely
On another occasion, while traveling to
ward Leocate, the Saint. was accosted by a
possessed fellow. The latter struck him on
the cheek, but the Sainf, following the ad
vice of the gospel, turned the other cheek
also. This was an act of humility the devil
could not stand, and the person was freed
from his dominion.
More Tales of the Sufferings Caused by the
Dakota- Fires.
YANKTON, April 6 The stories'or farm
ers who suffered by the flames Tuesday
show that it was no ordinary prairie fire. It
licked np everythingxombustible.and grass,
stubble and wood broke into flames seeming
ly without comTng in contact with fire. The
combustion was almost spontaneous in, the
drv and heated condition of the at
mosphere, set in motion by the ter
rific gale. The cSnditions seemed
similar to those, existing at the time
of the great Chicago fire and the fires in the
Wisconsin woods, when the atmosphere
was almost ready to ignite and burn. An
intense electrical condition also prevailed.
All things considered, the visitation was as
remarkable as it was calamitous.
A dispatch from Highmore says: The
prairie nre.was more destructive and calam
itous than first Supposed. A revised list of
deaths is as followsr Miss Annie
Sweeney, Mrs. Thomas Tibbi and
boy of 4 years; Mrs. Jessnp",
Mrs. Rubb and two boys, names not known;
several others are severely burned. Fifteen
families are left homeless and penniless and
over 50 have suffered serious losses. Sev
eral persons are missing, and it is feared
they are burned.
TUC CTARF "& tffect for good of
int. iJtnUll, evil upon the moral of the
nation and the family, is viewed from the pul
pit standooint by three of America's most emi
nent divine in to-morrow's DISPATCH.
In these days when food adulteration is
so common, it is a comfort to-find an article
for the table that is thoroughly reliable.
Walter Baker &"Co.'s breakfast cocoa is
eminent in this limitedclass. Nochemicals
are used in its manufacture and it is abso
lutely pure. It forms moreover a delicious
and healthful drink, as refreshing, and
more nutritious, than tea or coffee, and free
from the injurious effects that those bever
ages sometimes produce. And ir is very
cheap withal. The house of Walter Baker
& Co. has maintained for more than 100
jrears a great and honored repute by the ex
cellence ana purity olits manufactures.
the German, describing the adventure of a
little maiden in search of love and her rescue
by an enchanted people, appear in to-morrow's
Kid Glove Bargains!
2,400 dozen, our own importation, at 68c,
75c, 89c, fl, SI 25; best for the money any
where, at Rosenbaum & Co.'s.
In Hemorlnra.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of
the City Savings Bank of Pittsburg, held
Friday, April 5, 1889, rthe following mfnute
was unanimously'adopted:
The announcement of tho sudden death of
James Callery, President of the City Sav
ings Bank, startled this community this
morning, and noae received the sad intelli
gence with more profound sorrow than did
his fellow directors of this bank, which, as
director and President, he has served so
faithfully and efficiently for the past 18
We, therefore, desire to place on record
some testimony, however brief.of the regard
and esteem which many years of intimate
business intercourse have inspired inur,
and which will forever surround bis mem
ory. While his removal is a loss, hardly re
parable to us in many ways, foremost of
these is the feelinr ot personal deprivation,
which at this monjent lar exceeds all lesser
and .more selfish, sentiments. We tender
our sympathies to his bereaved family and
will -attend upon teIast sad rites whereby,
we can attest our appreciation of his worth;
and instruct this minute to be entered upon
the permanent i records of the City
Savings Bank as fee best means Of perpetu
ating to our successors the memory of this
President to whoso influence and energy the
bank is so largely (ndebted.
J?.vLe btot.on.
CHAS. F. MoKxnna, Chairman.
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Thoi Eailroad President's Unexpected
, End in Bis New fiesidenco
PaWlc Enterprises iaWhich He Was JJn
gaged In the Two Cities.
President James Callery.'of the Pittsburg
and Western railroad, died suddenly yester
day morning of apoplexy, athis new home
in the East End. Mr. Callery the evening
before enter
tained a
large nums
of friend
with a din
ner party,
and as his
guests re
tired he was
in the best of
spirits, and
that he never
ftlt better in
his life.
Mr. Cal
lery, while
preparing to come info ihe city yesterday
morning, was suddenly stricken down. He
had returned to his room to secure some
thing he had forgotten, when the fatal
stroke overtook him. Drs.. Hallock and
Davis were called, but Mr. Callery soon ex
pired. His family are overwhelmed with grief,
and the community shocked at his sudden
death. Hundreds of friends called at the
house yesterday to offer condolences.
Mr.Callery was a man of wealth and great
enterprise. He was born in Ireland 5 6 years
ago, but lived in America for 40 years. He
resided in Allegheny for a number of years,
and served in the City Councils from 1974 to
1878., v ,
Mr. Callery1 was engaged extensively in
the tannery business, his tannery located in
Allegheny being one of the largest in the
country. Over 3,000 sides of leather are
turned ont in the establishment every week:
When the Pittsburg and Western road
became involved some ''years 'ago, Harry
Oliver suggested Mr. Callery for President
He accepted the position and soon put the
road on a solid financial footing. He made
the necessary western connections, and from
Callery junction extended the road into the
Bradford oil field. Yesterday Superin
tendent Johnson, of the road, ordered all
the offices to be draped for a period of 20
days out of respect for Mr. Callery's
At the time of his death Mr. Callery was
a director in the City Savings Bank, City
Insurance Company, west End Passenger
Railway Company and the Union Bridge
Company. He was a leading stockholder in
the Excelsior Express Company and the
Second Avenue Passenger Railway Com
pany. A speoial meeting of Allegheny Councils
will be held to-night to take action on the
deaths of James Callery and Peter Walter,
Mr. Callery had just completed his hand
some new home in the East End, and had
moved there this week from Allegheny. He
looked forward with pleasure to the days he
would spend in this mansion, when death
suddenly ended his mortal career.
Regarding the wealth of Mr. Callery, re
liable information was obtained last night.
He is estimated to be worth about (600,000,
which includes 10,000 shares of stock in the
Pittsburg and, Western Railroad, stock in
the Union Bridge Company, a one-fourth
interest in the Excelsior Express and Stan
dard Cab Company, stock in the Thirtieth
street bridge and Troyhill Incline Plane
Company, a large tannery in the Eighth
ward, Allegheny, stock in the Second Ave
nue Street Car Company, also the West End
Passenger Railway Company and the City
Sayings Bank. He also owned about $50,000
worth of business property in New York
Stockholders and Bnslness Men Suggest
Harry W. Oliver for the Position.
The sudden death of President Callery, of
the Pittsburg and Western-railroad, whose
careful management has placed the road on
a solid basis, has caused considerable un
easiness on the part of the stockholders and
shippers on the Northside. It was due to
his able conduct of the affairs of the com
pany that made the road a benefit to Alle
gheny business men.
A number of merchants, shippers and
stockholders were spoken to last night in
regard to the probable successor of Mr.
Callery to the presidency and all seemed to
agree that Mr, Harry W.Oliverone of ihe
leading stockholders, would be selected to
fill the position. Nothing, 6t course, will
be done in the matter at present and Mr.
Oliver was not seen in regard to the proba
bility of his succeeding Mr. Callery,
taining special article, the news of the world,
and the announcement of our live men in the
Sunday issue of The Dispatch. You should
not miss this extraordinary tO-page number.
It Lingers a Little la the Lap of Spring and
Then Lets Vp.
People who were out and got caught in
last night's blizzardy snowstorm wondered
if it was really April, according to calendar,
or only March come back after dissolution
to haunt them. How it did snow and blow
for a spell, to be sure and so"sunshinv and
decent and promising yesterday! But the
blizzard let up for a little while this morn
ing postponed operations for a May day or
a Fourth of July, probably.
In a Warehouse of tho Wheeling Natural
Gas Company Yesterday.
An explosion of natural gas took place
yesterday at the warehouse of the Wheeling
.Natural lias Company in Bridgeport, O.,
and the entire front of the building was
blown out.
How the explosion occurred could not be
learned. It was very fortunate that the ac
cident took -place abont 12 o'clock, when all
the men were out of the building. The
damage amounted to only 100.
A Wan Who Had, to Embrace His Fellow
Citizens PHbllclj. -
James Martin -was arrested last night by
two citizens in Allegheny for throwing his
arms around them. They took him to the
lockup, but refused to appear at the hearing-,
aqd he was released.'
Later in the evening he was arrested for a
similar offense- by Lieutenant Thornton
and the manrwhom he had hugged.,. The
latter was also taken Into custody, but was
subsequently released.
EN.QMf Xef ii hand 1(eftrr',,aewrand
handsome patterns." t -
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth are.
RPDMITn 4 " gem of winter retort on
DuKH.Uimj the boiom of the Atlantic, U
faithfully pictured in em ariiole prepared for
to-morrouft issue of IHS"DlSPATCH.
Two Strange Specter Which Parsaed a
Horseman In Georgia.
A gentleman who recently traveled
through Lincoln county, Georgia.relates the
following ghost story to the Lincolnton
"A singular Incident happened in my trip
across your county somemonths back which
some of yonr readers may explain. Coming
from Carolina and crossing the river on the
flat of an old-timed and well-behaved
darkey calling hlmselSLawson, mounted
on a gentle bnt spirited animal, purchased
for my special use, from your energetio
countyman Captain Lyon, in Augusta, fol
lowing the direction of a fine-looking old
gentleman, I took the left hand on top of the
hill and followed my nose, passing a com
fortable farm bouse, with numerous fruit
trees, -pea fowls and a half score of pretty
children, then through the woodland in a
cabin at which was a baldheaded man con
versing with a colored girL
"Then came a farmhouse, where a well
mannered lame lad gave me a cool drink of
spring water. Then through woods to a
large frame dwelling from the piazza of
which were spread; eleven beautiful home
made quilts, thence np and down hill until
suddenly my gentle animal became very
excited, and without any warning a female
mounted on a sorrel horse appeared at ray
leftside. She "Wore a cracker bonnet and
was plainly but comfortably dressed and
carried a small bundle. The form and color
of the animal as well as her figure and
clothing were perfectly distinct, but there
was no substance. I could see through her
body and that ot the animal.
"Quieting somewhat my horse, I saluted
her, but I received no return. I gave mj
animal the reins and then he quickened his
gait to almost a run; my companion con
tinued by my side until I reached the cross
roads! There she passed in front and turned
to a house in the grove and I rapirpy con
tinued the follow my nose in the direction
of Thomson. "Was that a ghost? It cer
tainly was not flesh and blood. I do not
intend to travel that road at night, ghost or
no ghost, without company."
Two Bis Birds Battle With Each Other
Until Both Die.
Lewliton Journal.!
John Pettingill, of East Auburn, mana
ger of the Lake Grove menagerie, tells the
story of how two owls kept at the grove, last
season, fought to a finish. They were kept
at the grove during the summer in separate
cages, but when winter drew nigh and the
menagerie went into winter quarters at the
proprietor's barn, they were placed in a
wire prison together. They had not been
there long before they began fighting:
"How do yon suppose they went at it?"
said John In telling the story. "Did yon
ever see a couple of owls fight? Well, the
way they did was to hook their claws to
gether and then pull and tug and flap their
wings and holler like good ones, as though
trying to pull each other's legs out.
"Occasionally they broke away from each
other's talons, but wouldn't be long before
they; were mashed in again. It was a terri
ble fight and they hung to it for a long
time. At last one of them the smaller ot
the two, gave up the ghost and the big fel
low was cock o the walk. Well, sir, I'll
be blanked if the champion, he was awful
mad, didn't tackle the cage. He hooked in
around several of the wires with his claws
and pulled and tore around there till he
killed himself and the two famous owls lay
dead in the bottom of the cage together."
It Was Mads In TIttsbarsr and SUsfertanes
Overtook AH Its Owners.
Philadelphia Tim ei.l
Even the most superstitious would hard
ly associate luck with a parasol. Yet there
is a queer story associated with a parasol
now in a well-known dealer's store.
"Xou see that piece of plaided silk in
that parasol," said the dealer. "Well, it is
American-made and it was while the firm
in Pittsburg was makingiit last winter that
the cyclone came and carried off the roof of
the factory and most of its content. Well
the man that made that parasol was going
home a few days afterward on a windy
evening and a shutter fell on him and broke
one of his arms.
"A few weeks ago it was sold. Within
a day or two the lady who purchased it
came back and begged us to exchange it,
explaining that her husband was a naval
officer on one of the war-ships wrecked by
the hurricane at Samoa and in the absence
of definite information she expected to be a
widow and have to wear mourning. But
that is not all. Yon observe the handle is
broken. The girl was closing the case last
night and this parasol slipped down and the
handle broke. They call it an unlucky
parasol now and nobody dares touch it but
Havlncno Kittens. She Adopted a Nest of
Orphaned Rabbits.
Toccoa 3a.) News.
'Squire J. T. Mulkey, has a cat that pos
sesses motherly affection, though she has
never had any children of her own. The
other day, in her rambles, she discovered a
nest of young rabbits abont the size of little
kittens. So pussey grabbed one in her
mouth and started home with it, her tail
straight up in the air; manifesting a hicrh
degree df cat pride. For 24 hours she nestled
and purred, around the baby rabbit, as
happy as a little girl with a baby doll.
Finally some one of the family took the
rabbit away and put. it in a box where it
conld be fed. At first Mrs. Tabby mourned
for the loss of her baby; but after awhile
she started ofi and brought back another
rabbit from the nest and she takes great
motherly pride in watching over the new
found baby, and if she could feed it her
cup ot feline happiness would evidently be
lull.' '
The Dea Moines River Settlers Will Fight
for Their Homes.
Dks Moines, April 5. Advices from
Webster City state that great excitement
still prevails among the river land settlers
there. They are armed with rifles, and re
fuse to be evicted. Yesterday the Marshal
and his posse- retreated after being fired
upon, and the officers are now deliberating
as to what should be done next, since no
one cares to be shot.
It is rumored that the Marshal will be re
inforced by troops, either State or federal,
bnt nothing definite is known at present.
As Arm, Port of a Shoulder and Side Sawed
Off la a Jlffr.
George Helf got between a circular saw
yesterday at Schmidt's planing mill, on
Penn avenue and Thirty-second street, and
was fatally injured. He had his arm and
part of his shoulder and side cut off.
Looked Like a Monster.
St. Paul Globe.:
A citizen of Minneapolis with an eye to
the artistio and sensational, yesterday rig
ged his horse np with a pair of horns that
at some time adorned the head of a Texan
steer. People who noticed the unusual
spectacle were- at a loss to know whether
tijey saw a genuine specimen of the gnu,th
horned' horse of ATrie, ot were suffering
from the nightmare.
introduce John C. New to the
Prince of WaU in a briaht
and vointed letter, io be published in The Dis
patch on fiwwJay morning, it will drive
away the blues.
Many Hatters of Mnch and Little Momea
Tersely Treated. n
The Allies won one.
HABScash a silver dollar. . .
Twrsr to luck and get left
D.T.Watsos went East last night ,
EcclbsKobihsojt left for New' York last
Bouxasoeb evidently believes In the sur
vival ot the fittest '2
Tub Board ot Assessors will begin on tbe
business tax Monday:
The W. C. T. TJ. win hold a meeting in Glen
wood to-morrow evening. -if
That Is a mean man who calls the Allies
Paradise because they are lost
The High School Committee met and trahs
acted business of routine only.
It Is contradictory, but true, that a broken
dawn man Is always broken up.
RiPKESiarrATrvx Stewart, of Verona,
returned from Harrisburg last nleht
Odd Fellows' Ltedzbtatei. held their
annual ball last night on the Southside.
Magistrate Hxhdhax held Sam White
house for court on the charge of larceny.
KTMTCB RiGDOir, ot Allegheny, is the new
r Assistant Ticket Agent In the B. & O. office.
Mabqabet White, aged 70 years, is missing
from her home on Boggs avenue, Mt Washing
ton. Cleveland, surrounded by a score of Flor
ida sharks, doesn't think much of the social
It was not an acrobat but a hopeless hus
band in moving time, who ate dinner on his
Rosa Pabkeb, of Old avenue, was held for
court in $1,000 ball, on a charge of illegal liquor
Rose Elizabeth Cleveland has deserted
her orange groves. There were no blossoms oa
the tree?.
A CosSTiTimosAi, amendment meeting
will be held as usual In Hoarhead's building
A Lous obituary and a short career may be
pleasing to one's friends but most men prefer
the reverse.
Captain Jones, of the Edgar Thomson,
went to Ohio yesterday, presumably on O. A.
R. business. -
Little things go but a short ways in making
up this life, but they go a great ways In mak
ing its worry.
The drilling of the school children for their
feature of tbe Washington Centennial will be
begun next week.
That man who was weighed in the balance
and found wanting must have forgotten to drop
a nickel In the slot
Gesius I read my poetry to the 'editor to
day: Mend Well, is he alive jett Genius
Well, he's kicking. ,
Wxlliak Habtz, formerly a well-known
down-town saloon keeper, was arrested for
vagrancy last night
The regular postponement of the Brace Bros,
suit was made yesterday. April 31 would be a
gooa aay to nave a neanng.
Those American gunboat captains would
make their fortune in the Washington county
field they always strike Isle,
BABNTOt announces to an expectant world
he has found the missing lynx: It bad merely
gone out to see the elephant.
Michael Conway, of Carson street is
charged by Officer Stewart with selling liquor
without a license and on Sunday.
"He will Miss me wben I'm gone," mur
mured the Chicago wife, as she prepared for a
visit and her husband prepared for a divorce.
As open air meeting. will be held at the cor
ner of Ross and High streets to-morrow at 3
o'clock. A woman newspaper editor is to
Tuesday evening Messrs. McClelland and
Carney, of the E. B. A., will discuss the amend
ment at St Augustine Hall, on Thirty-seventh
Howabd L. Black, a well known Southside
man, who is a member of S. W. Hare & Co.,
received his appointment yesterday as Pest-'
master of Doquesne.
It is stated that a workman while digging a
cellar on the old Hartje property, on Spring
Hill, found a pot of gold and silver. The work
man denies the report.
The return of the prodigal sod will be noth
ing compared to the reception awaiting ths
Allies.. Instead of cooking the calf, it is the
son that will be roasted.
One's friends may be all well enough in this
world, bnt a man is judged by his absence, not
by his presence, and to read one's own obituary
would generally be apleasantsurprising shock.
Rights of way for the new McKeesport and
Bessemer Railroad through UcEeesport are
now being secured, though a large portion of
the road along there is ta be on piles in the
Southside manufacturers protest loudly
against the loss of their side tracks by reason
of the additional track that has bad to be pat
down to improve tbe Pittsburg, Virginia and
Charleston Railroad.
While rebuilding a wall of the Westing
house Electric Company plant nearHiland ave
nue it suddenly collapsed, burying three men In
the ruins. John O'Brien and William Borgess
were seriously Injured.
Noodles Why am I like a Washington poli
tician when I go to lookup my girl t Doodles
(who knows his girl) Because you would take
anything. Noodles No, sir. It is because I
am a case of "on! I seek her."
The Property Committee of the Exposition
Society has adopted a plan for the new Machin
ery Hall. It Is to be 125 by 300, without a gal
lery, as was first proposed, and will be pre
sented to the board for adoption next Tues
day. Messes. Sohnston and Stoker, of the
Twenty-eighth ward, became involved in a
neighborly quarrel in which mud and things
figured. They divided the Alderman's costs
and are friends. Misfortune makes friends of
us all.
Mrs. BatleY, of Minnesota, and Dr. McAl
lister, of Beaver Falls (not New York), will ad
dress a joint meeting of the W. C T. TJ. and
the National Reform Association of Allegheny
County in the Smithfieid Street M. E. Church
Tuesday evening.
Mbs. C. , the landlady. Is In trouble. She
has a new baby, and one lodger thought she
should call it Macbeth, because it murders
sleep. Friend No. 2 suggested that it be called
Conscience, because it was always heard, bat
No. 3 paralyzed her when he named It Time,
because all wanted to kill it
Henby Mhjtz, of Mead Till e, the juvenile
Jesse James who has been breaking out o
prison cells and escaping from officers by jamp
lngfrom railway trains, was taken through
Pittsburg to Morganza yesterday, handcuffed'
to big Couqty Commissioner Marley, of Craw
ford county. Henry is an Incorrigible, father
less boy. who runs away and does many wild
Western acts.
There seems to- be a little indifference to
ward the splendid Exposition scheme that Is
neither pleasing nor creditable. There- may be
one or two things not especially agreeable to
some Pittsburgers, but what sortot aman Is
that who turns back from bis' Mecca because
he stubs his toe on a stone. Meesrs.'Lupton
and Gill are receiving subscriptions, to this
noble cause, and will be glad to ciUonj-ou.
Yesternight so bleak and beery, while we
pondered weak and leery, over many -mistaken
prophesies, of wily Wiggins lore. While we
quarreled nearly scrapping, suddenly there
camera tapping, as an angel gently flapping,
flapping just outside our swell boudoir. Tls,
some prophesy"! muttered flapping at mr
just outside my swell boudoir, while the
weatner sun is mowing, ana a raining ana a
snowlnc with tbe next day always showing be
Is dead off on the score. And Because I bet on'
Wiggins I shall win, ah nevermore.
PI ARA RPI I CfurnUhei ta the read
UUnnn DCULt ers of tomorrow Dis
patch one of her characteristically bright ar?
tides on the virtues,fads and foible of New
YorK select lour Hundred.
A Book ot Rales.
Chief Brown has prepared and had. printed,
in neat and convenient book form a code of
laws, ordinances and regulations governing
the building inspectors and the inspector
of plumbing, gasfitting and house drainage,
and the board on wooden buildings of the
PIIRA " Peaant and princes, it poverty
WUBrtj and wealth, its government and it
reeelrrthe tomb of Columbus and the dreaded
Cattle QfMorro art vividly pictured in to-mor--row's
Dispatch by Beverly Crump,
. . . IMiY. bnt those of itrictly temperate aaaUs.
Address J. D., Box Ul, BraMock, Pa. """
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