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Hotels Almost Deserted, but a Few
Drummers Were Tound in Each
One, Telling Stories.
Ilorsemen Talk Alout Tricks in the Busi
ness, and Hott a Colonel Was
Beaten By a Captive.
ThrefrCeat Fares In Effect To-Day for the First Time
In the City's History.
Sunday at Pittsburg's taverns after a
holiday is even duller than the average.
The effect is soporific, like a repetition of
Tainy -weather, and even the flies goto sleep.
The Hotel Anderson cricket soon cansht
the pervading spirit yesterday, and huddled
tip under the water cooler for a snooze. But
in some respects a day of rest after 24 hours
of hilarity is a blessing in disguise, and
gives the boys a good opportunity to reduce
die measurement of their craniums to the
normal size for a resumption of work on
Monday. A passenger man at the Monon
gahela House was growling that he had
been in" :Urheeling and "Washington on
business the day before. Ho complained
that the passenger traffic is very dull, but
he declared the entire population was out
for a ride on Decoration Day. They in
sisted on piling in one car, and with the
male portion drunk there was little com
fort for the man in search of the almighty
dollar. He came back to seek rest in
Pittsburg, and he got too much of it yester
day. 'olso Preferable to Deathly Quiet.
After all, he believed he liked the
drunken excitement on the train to the
quietude of the hotels, but he was content
with Bret Harte's latest story and a good
bed to lie on.
Usually the festive drummers on a Sab
bath settle the fate of the nation over and
over again. Few things escape their nimble
tongues, and they discuss current events
and the latest literature with -equal fluency.
These fellows are not original, as a rule, but
they have a wonderful amount of absorptive
sjurface, and they take in enough clever
ideas during the week, in their travels, to
regale a company of sinners or a crowd of
saints with the same remarkable facility.
At this particular time the summer races
and baseball form the chief topics of con
ersation among the "sporty" boys. A
little collection of cranks occupied the lobbv
of the Anderson yesterday afternoon, and
mournfully discussed the prospects of the
local team without Bierbauer at second -base.
"So use talking," said one, "our
fellows can't be sure of winning many
frames with no Bierbauer at second bag. He is
the pinwheel of the club," and then they all
started in to reason the subject over again.
Anything to kill time is the rule on Sunday
in Pittsburg hotels.
Could Find "o Good In Xaiareth.
A business man at the Dnquesne had
rpent part of the week in a nearby town.
He didn't like the place, and with great de-
light to himself related an incident he saw
there -which fully embodied his opinion of
the town. A contractor was stopping at
the leading hotel in the little city, where he
also put up. The manipulator of men was
accustomed to livelier villages, and he was
troubled continually with ennui when his
mind was not occupied at his work. One
dav last week they had fowl for dinner, and
a large piece was placed before the con
tractor. What is this?" he asked the buxom
waiter girl.
"Chicken," she replied innocently.
"Thenjtake it away."
"But it is good," pleaded the girl.
"I don't believe it," he answered, peev
ishly. "Anything that has wings and.
doesn't fly out of this place is not fit to
Something was told yesterday about Bud
yard Kipling w hich may interest some of
the admirers of this versatile and clever
young man. It was at the St. Charles
Hotel. A visitor was discovered who had
finished his nap, and he told this story
about the gifted stripling. "I understand,
he said, "that when Kipling was in
America several years ago, he spent the
summer at Beaver with a family to whom
he became much attached. The name I have
forgotten, but since then the husband has
died, and now it is rumored that Budyard
is to marry the widow of his American
friend. How true it is I don't know, but I
am told it is gossiped about down the river. "
Defied the Rules of Fate
A few disgruntled horsemen and pool
sellers still lingered at the 3fonongahela
Houe. They -nere disgusted with the
weather last week, and found plenty of
time yesterday to trim their finger nails.
There is an old superstition to the effect
that to cut the nails on Sunday is nnlucljy,
but evidently they didn't know about it, or
were so desperate that they decided to defy
even the rules of -fate, which shows
great pluck in the superstitious people
who follow the races. There is probably as
much truth in these old ideas as in the
story so often told that the trimmings of
the finger nails, if placed in water, will
produce a deadly poison. So far as known
nobody ever had the nerve to drink such a
decoction, and the chances are, if they did,
it wouldn't produce an extra heart-beat.
Well, the horsemen were still here, and
finally they fell to discussing the different
methods of different trainers. 'Said one:
"I know a Western man who continually
yells at his horses while getting them rcadv
for the track. It is a trick, and has its ef
fect in a race by terrifying the other con
testants. I have seen this driver win many
of his races in this way with in
ferior horses. He would brandish his
lines, throw his arms wildly and howl like
a Comanche Indian on the warpath. His
own trotter would stick to the track un
mindful of the din and racket while the
other animals would plunge, and be sure to
fall behind. This driver was not popular
with his fellows, but he was with the
owners, and they all acknowledged his skill
fulness and trickincss."
A norse Tliat Was Pitifully Tired.
One of the elder turfites in the jiarty was
a veteran, and he had fought in many
bloody battles during the late war. "The
funniest thing in the racing business that I
ever saw," he commenced, when his turn
came, "happened while I was in the
army. We captured a rebel cavalryman,
and he rode the queerest kind of a little
beast- I noticed nis limbs were slender
and gave evidence of speed, but the creature
had been poorly fed and was reduced almost
to skin and bone. His head drooped, and
he had a tired air about him that was really
pitifuh ,The rebel had covered his horse
with an old blanket, and the pair walked
into camp very meek and crestfallen. -There
seemed to be as perfect an understanding
between the two as existed between Dick
Paggus and his yellow mare in Loma
Boone. Just then the Colonel, a pomp6us
fellow, rode np on his prancing steed, and
the sight of the captive and his poor horse
made liim smile.
" 'Suppose we have a race,' he said laugh
ingly to the rebel.
" 'I'll do it,' the Confederate answered,
but for what stakes?'
" 'Well, since you are so willing,' the
Colonel replied, feeling that he had a sure
"AC -i.
thing of it, 1 will givefyou your liberty if
your horse wins.'
'The terms were accepted and a course
was improvised in a field. The rebel whis
pered in his horse's ear as he would talk to
a man, and the little fellow responded by
pricking up his ears. When everything
had been arranged the captive tooc the
blanket off his horse, and he commenced to
step around in a lively manner.
The Colonel's Steed Never In It,
"Did he win the race? Why, the'Colonel
and his steed were never in it. That rebel
horse ran like a deer and never stopped
after he reached the end of the course, but
continued through the field, lumped the
fence and was soon lost in the distance.
Talk about a surprised Colonel! It was
worth your life to mention the race to him
A sporting man was discovered at the Cen
tral wno had banked heavily on Priddy win
ning the foot race. He had eaten a full sup
per Friday evening, and when he retired it
still lay in .his stomach like a lump of
lead. It was conducive to dreams, and
he had one, in which he saw the
prospective race going oni "P
Priddy was beaten. It made such an im
pression on him that he got up early and
took all the bets on Damn he could get
The result is known, and while he made no
money, he lost none, though he was sorry
the Chartiers man was done. up.
On Decoration Day the town was full of
college men from the Western Pennsylvania
schools. Their names adorned many of the
hotel registers, and their jaunty caps rind
colored badges were irequenuy seen in me
crowds on the street. It was remarked by
more than one old-timer that the academio
students of the present are younger than the
average college boy of days gone by when
24 was considered a good graduating age.
But everything has been modernized and
advanced, and now the kids are turned out
at 20. President Eliot, of Harvard, be
lieves in shorter courses of study, and Sec
retary Blaine thinks the young men should,
be in the harness of real life af2L He
thinks too much time is lost.
A Great Sunday for the Traction Cars The
Pleasant Valley's New Branch Draws
Flenty or Custom Dnquesne and Fifth
Avenue Test Speed.
Yesterday was a great day for traction
companies all over Pittsburg. The bright
sunshine made many people want to get out
into the suburbs. Besides, there were two
new lines which a greater part of the pop
ulace had not yet tried, and everybody
was curious about them. The Du
quesne line has been running over
a week, but it carried a great many passen
gers yesterday afternoon who simply went
out of curiosity to see what the line was
like. Cars were crowded dnrng the pleas
ant portion of the day, and scarcely -anything
but standing room was obtainable.
The crush kept up until about 10 o'clock at
night, when business began to dwindle.
The most popular line of the day, however,
was the new Mount Troy branch of the
Pleasant Valley road. The branch was
equipped with a few short cars, haying just
been opened up and not much business be
ing expected. But before the day was over
half a dozen large cars were added, and even
then thepassengers were nos au accommo
dated. Everybody wantedto see where the
sew line went to.
ABace Between Blval Cars.
Much has been said about the relative
speed of the Duquesne and Fifth avenue
lines. Cable and motor have both claimed
the victory, but -until yesterday there was
no real test. About 2 o'clock in the after
noon a gripman on a cable car coming into
town slowed up at Craig street to let a Du
quesne car pass. Then there were several
passengers to get on, and by the time the
cable car was ready to start the electric car
was turning the corner and swinging around
to Forbes street. The cars were then about
opposite each other.
"Now we'll see who gets into town first,"
said the gripman as he put all his weight on
the lever. Intervenine houses shut out the
view until the vicinity of Bellefield avenue
WHS ZcaCllCU, MUCH UiC juuuebuc i-M nM
seen to be somewhat behind in the race. At
the top of Soho hill they were in the same
position, but the Duquesne motor man let
out his car going down the hill and spurted
ahead a couple of squares. This settled the
matter, as the cable car could not go any
faster, and on reaching Washington
street got on the slow cable. As
a -result, the Duquesne car rounded
the corner at Diamond and Grant,
crossed the Fifth avenue tracks and was
just passing out of sight down Sixth avenue
when the cable car reached Grant street.
Each of the cars had made about four stops.
Three-Cent Car Bides Begin To-Day.
The 3-cent fares on the Pittsburg Traction
line go into effect to-day, and anybody in
the city can ride nearly five miles for a trio
of coppers. Notices were posted in promi
nent places in all the cars yesterday stating
that the reduction of fare wouldbegin to-day.
The Duquesne officials have frequently
stated that they would never come down to
this figure, but could get plenty of custom
at the old rate of 5 cents. They claim they
have a great deal of trade with which the
cable cars do not and cannot compete.
Everybody is wondering when the new
electric cars on the Birmingham line will
get into operation. The cars have been run
over the line at a late hour almost every
night, but the old horse cars still carry the
passengers. A week at the greatest will
probably see the new cars running regu
The Governor Will Xeed a Month to Get
Bid of legislative Work.
Adjutant General William McClelland
returned to Harrisburg last evening. He
said the Governor would be busy for the
next 30 days going over the bills passed by
the Legislature. There are 253 in all, and
some of them will be vetoed. . Both sides
will be heard to-morrow on the Pittsburg
wharf bill and a delegation of local people
wiU appear before Mr. Pattison.
The General said he had not talked with
the Governor about the new judges, and he
didn't think he was worrying very much
over the question of his right to appoint
under the Constitution. He said Judge
Over had been named by Governor Hoyt
when the new Orphans' Court was created,
and if the last appointments are illegal he
wondered where Judge Over stood. If this
were true, a number of estates could be up
set. It is not believed at Harrisburg that
Prof. Waller will contest the State Super
intendency. A commission has been issued to
Dr. gnyder, of Indiana, and he "will enter
upon the duties of the office. The latter is
au able educator, and was recommended by
Judge Clark, of the Supreme Court.
They Begin to Show Their Skill Once Store
Near Ewing's Mill.
Chicken thieves, supposed tq be the dog
poisoning gang that operated last year in
Moon 'and Bobinson townships, have re
newed their depredations. Nigh.t before
last they made a descent on the poultry
yard of J. Breen, above Ewing's mill, and
carried off a large lot of poultry, among
them a hen and 17 young ducklings about
the size of quail. The hen was the foster
mother of the brood.
Suspicion points to some parties in the
neighborhood, but not with sufficient dis
tinctness, so far, as to cause their arrest.
dumped Into the wateb.
A Boat Capsized and George and Albert
Smith Took a Swim.
George and Albert Smith were rowing in
the Allegheny river near .Forty-second
street, .yesterday afternoon, when the boat
capsized and they were thrown into the
Both men were able to swim and reached
the shore safely. George Smith had a se
vere attack of cramps immediately, after
and had to be carried to his boarding house
on Sherman street, Eighteenth ward.
The Ex-Senator Again Gomes Back at
,the United States Senator.
A Review of Politics and Politicians for a
Number of Tears.
Senator Quay's denial of the interview
had with ex-Senator Butan regarding Pres
ident Harrison's coldness and want of
political tact caused considerable talk yes
terday. After Senator Butan had read the
interviews published yesterday morning he
desired to make the following statement:
"I am entirely wsponsible for what I said
at-Harrisburg much more than the Senator
is in nine-tenths of his interviews. What I
stated in my interview was told me by
Senator Quay in his own house three weeks
ago last Tuesday evening. It was not
sought by me and no seal of confidence was
placed upon my lips. He said just what I
said he did, and in addition, said that Har
rison even made clerks out of his Cabinet
officers, and they were simply there to
register his decrees, a fact well known in
Washington. Mr. Quay said he desired
to secure a unanimous delegation from
Pennsylvania for Blaine, and if necessary
adjourn the National Convention before
Blaine would be heard from to decline. In
event of that failing he was for Alger.
How Bntan Excuses Quay's Conduct.
"Senator Quay said that Harrison had
more political brains and less political sense
than any political man he knew of in the
country. I have known Mr. Quay for more
than 33 years, a large portion of the time in
timately; and I can only account for his de
parture from the truth in thfs matter by the
fact that he is growing old and his memory
is failing him. He and I were brought up
in the Presbyterian faith and taught that
truth and honesty were the greatest of vir
tues, and hence my great surprise at his de
nial of my statements. When my letter to
Dick, in,th Delamater campaign, was pub
lished he never denied it, although, chal
lenged by the Democrats to do so.
He dared not, for I had witnesses
then, as I have now, who heard
him repeat the statement, over and over
'again. 1 owe little to Mr. Quay and he
much to me. When I ran for District At
torney in Beaver county he opposed me.
When afterward he ran for the Assembly,
I supported him and nominated himt al
though he did not come home until the day
of the primaries. When General Hart
ranft was elected Governor of Pennsyl
vania, Quay was then, as his friends said,
very much down at the heels, and
Don Cameron, who was his friend,
then came to me and insisted on
my presiding over the convention, as I had
been Speaker of the Senate that term and
had madelome reputation as a presiding of
ficer. I declined at first until he agreed
with me that if I did and Hartranft should
be nominated, Quay should be Secretary of
the Commonwealth.
How a Change Was Prevented.
"I then consented. Hartranft was nom
inated and elected, and he himself came to
me and asked that I would not insist on
Quay's appointment, because of his unpopu
larity, and proposed that Quay shouldTbe
made secretary of the Senate and Errett
Secretary of the Commonwealth. I resented
it very strongly, and got Cameron to join
with me, ana thus prevented a change.
"The first thing I did at Quay's request,
after his appointment as a member of the
Finance Committee, was to increase his fees
from $3,50C to 57,000, which passed both
Houses without attention. That was fol
lowed up by service after service, both while
I was in the Senate and after my leaving it.
It was through me that he was reappointed
Secretary of the Commonwealth after Hoyt
was elected Governor. It was through me,he
admits himself, he was elected United States
Senator. Quay induced me tobe candidate
in Allegheny City for State Senator, and
the week of the nomination he came up to
my house and said 'if you don't win this
fight I "won't allow my name to be even
mentioned for United States Senator. The
whole State is watching this contest, and
your success means my success.' I said, Mr.
Quay, go home and I will win this fight.',
There was no trouble about it, and it did not
cost him one cent.
A Challenge to the TJ. S. Senator.
"WhenJC was a candidate the second time
I had his absolute assurance of support up
until the very last, yet his son and every
Ppdernl nffippholdp.r in mv district onTiospd
me to the last. If he seeks an open control
versy I have his letters ana papers lor 30
years, which I have prepared in the shape
of a memorial, and I simply invite him to
.send any trustworty man there to examine
ana una one leuer or a woru 10 auier xrom
this statement.
"Quay undertook to nominate a candidate
for Mayor for Allegheny City, and contrib
uted $1,000 in advance to his campaign fund.
He also sent him a check for 52,000 more
from Florida. He secured for the same can
didate $1,875 from one man, $500 from an
other, $1,500 from another and $10,000 from
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Fifteen Coraopolis Teamsters Befuse to Fay
and Are Sued.
That nursery of legal tests, Coraopolis,
has incubated another one. Fifteen resi
dent teamsters, supposed to be instigated
by the demon of all discord and malevo
lence, have obstinately refused to pay ve
hicle license tax, and were brought beforp
his Honor, Justice Lashell, who .presided
with all the dignity of a veteran, though it
was his opening of court. The borough
was represented byBorough Solicitor Tread
way, and the recusants by Attorney Frank
Thompson. Like the Hog Islanders in the
sand-taking cases, the plaintiff sues for an
amount in each case below thelirriit of ap
peal to the higher courts, and if the justice
make no mistake in his record some inge
nuity may be required to get the legal
status of the case considered.
The penalty fixed "by the ordinance for
non-compliance is $5, and to have a perfect
case the defendants should have been sued
for the amount of the license. The defense
is that the ordinance conflicts with the Con
stitution of the State orithe subject of tax
ation on account of its discriminating
Jacob Evans, Charged With Uxoricide, Re
leased JTrom Custody.
The colored man, Jacob Evans, who, was
arrested in Allegheny on Friday night at
Pusey & Kerr's store, where he is em
ployed, and who was supposed to he Charles
Watkins, a murderer, of Boanoke county,
Virginia, was released from custody by
Superintendent of Police Muth yesterday.
The murder in question was that of Mrs.
Watkins, and occurred on April 6 of this
year. Evans has been employed constantly
at the store since February. This fact was
telegraphed to Chief Webber, of Boanoke
county, and yesterday he answered to re
lease Evans if the Superintendent was sat
isfied he Vas not the man. Evans was at
opce given his freedom. He answers In
but a Blight degree the description of Wat
kins. Slay Not Be Sent to Morganza.
Lottie Noel, aged 14 years, was taken to
the Allegheny lockup- yesterday, by -her
father, a resident of Eas street, who de
sired her vent to -Morganza; alleging he
could not control her. The child tells an
entirely different story. She will be turned,
over to SuDerintendent Dean of the Anti-
J Cruelty Society, to-day.
A Policeman Climbed a ladder to Make an
Arrest, but Found Nothing to Seize It'
TOts a Man In White Perched on a
On Saturday night about 11:15 o'clock, as
Officer Pentecost was slowly patrolling his
beat along Sarah street, he came upon a cit
izen of the Twenty-fifth ward who seemed
to be star gazing. After looking into the
firmament from all points of the compass,
and failing to perceive anything of a start
ling nature, the officer accosted the citizen
with the query:
"What are you looking at?"
"Hello, Pentecost, is that you?" Do
you see that fellow up there?" he asked.
"What fellow?" queried the policeman.
"Why, up on that roof," replied the citi
zen, pointing to the car stable. .
After rubbing his eyes the officer finally
discerned the object, which he decided was,
as near as he could make out, a man very
scantily clothed.
"What are you doing up there?" queried
the officer of the stranger.
"What are you going to do about it?"
came the answer from the man on the perch,
repeated three times.
Deciding that the man on the roof was
the watchman and that he was subject to
somnambulism, the officer thought it best to
rescue him. So calling Officer Brown, who
happened along just then, they went in
search of a ladder. After quite a hunt one
was finally secured, and, placing it, they
were soon on the roof, but to their
surprise nothing was to be Been.
After a thorough search the officers
concluded that it must have been either a
spook or that the party had made his escape
by jumping to an adjoining roof a distance
of about 15 feet. A search was made of the
premises and the watchman was discovered
in his couch wrapped in the arms of mor
pheas. The omcersvare un&Die to account
for the apparation and were on the lookout
for it the balance of the night but it failed
to reappear. .
William Mclntyre Was Taken for a Burglar,
but Escaped Alive He -Was Getting to
Bed Without a light and Upset a
An amusing, but at the same time nerve
trying, drama was enacted the other night
it the residence otAl Cornelius, in Cora
opolis. Mr. Cornelius' brother-in-law,
William Mclntyre, rooms at the residence of
the former, and, coming home from the city
on the midnight train, attempted to get to
bed without disturbing the family. While
wandering about in the dark he upset a
table covered with sea shells, bric-a-brac,
etc, causing a loud noise, which awoke
Cornelius'who sprang out of bed in a half
awake, dazed condition and saw a light
streaming into the hall, Mclntyre having
lighted a lamp in order to be able to put
things to rights. Before Cornelius had
gotten his small clothes on Mclntyre had
arranged the disorder and blown out the
light. Cornelius peepedvinto the lower
story and saw the form of his brother-in-law
moving about and supposed him to be a
t Now, although Al might have sneaked
upon the intruder and dealt him a stunner,
he thought it best to awaken Lawyer Tread
way, who was asleep in the house, and the
two armed themselves. Cornelius got a
poker and Treadway, having no other
weapon handy, got his razor, and the two
made a rush for the supposed intruder. He,
recognizing his peril, let out a warwhoop
that, ringing out in the stilly night, not
only brought Mrs. Cornelius from her couch
and alarmed the neighbors, but saved him
from mutilation, as the assailants knew his
voice and desisted at once. Cornelius and
Treadway were disposed to be reticent, but
the commotion had: to be explained to the
neighbors, and the story got eut.
A Peculiar JLetter Which Was Referred to
the Police Yesterday. ? 1 0
Yesterday morning's police report .from
the Eleventh ward station contained an
item out of the ordinary run. It was a let
ter turned over to Officer Charles Allen
bv Louis A. Scholl. a erocer at 668 Wvlie
Jivenue, who found it while delivering gro
ceries near the pars: on jb naay last, xne
letter, which was dated April 80, 1891, pur
ported to be written by a girL It was ad
dressed "To whom it may concern," and in
substance was a statement that the writer,
who had been betrayed, intended to drown
herself, and wanted word sent to her pa
rents to look in the river for her body.
An investigation indicates that the letter
is a joke of a very mean description. The
address of the parents of the writer was
fiven as ascertain number on Carson street,
outhside. This number is a vacant lot.
The name given is one borne by several
well-known and very respectable families
on the Southside. One of these families
has a daughter a child of 15 years whose
first name is the same as that given in the
letter. The girl has not been away from
home at any time recentlyl Her family
lives in a different ward" from that of the
address given in the letter.
Pour Unlicensed Houses Closed by the
Police of the Two Cities.
Captain Dick Brophy and several officers
raided the house of John Leonard, Oak
alley, Sixteenth ward, yesterday afternoon.
The house was raided as disorderly. John
Leonard and John McMahon were arrested
and sent to the Seventeenth ward police
station. A great deal of beer was found in
the house. The proprietor will have a
hearing this morning.
Captain Mercer and Lieutenant Cramer
raided an alleged speak-easy kept by Mrs.
Mary Dulan, on Bates street, yesterday.
Mrs. Dulan and seven men were arrested
and locked up in the Fourteenth ward sta
tion. The disorderly house run by Thomas Car
ney, colored, at No. 246 Webster avenue,
was raided by Lieutenant Lewis and Officer
Carrlast nignt. Carney and seven others
were arrested and locked up in the Eleventh
ward station.
Sadie Carr, of 189 Bobinson street, Alle
gheney, was arrested yesterday on a charge
of keeping a speak-easy. Two men found
in the house were also arrested.
A Number of St. Mary of Mercy's Children
Blake Their First Communion.
One hundred and twenty-fivo young peo
ple of St. Mary of Mercy's parish made
their first Holy Communion in the church
at early mass yesterday. Father Sheedy
administered the sacrament, and afterward
addressed the children in terms suitable to
the occasion. The young communicants
then subscribed to two pledges, with the
following terms:
I promise to abstain from the use of Intox
icating drink until I am 21 years, and to pre
vent as far as I can the sin of drunkenness
in others.
In honor or tne noiy name oi deans Christ
our Savior, I promise to abstain from all
swearing ana Diaspiiemy, nu vy aa
example prevent this vice in others.
The confirmation services will be held
this evening at 7 o'clock. The sacrament
will be administered by Bt. Bey. Bishop
Phelan, assisted by Fathers Cosgrave, Cun
ningham and priests from the Cathedral.
John E. Agnew, of Allegheny, tost His
life on the Ohio, Near Shannopln.
John E. Agnew, a well-known young
carpenter who resided at 16 Palo Alto street,
Allegheny, was drowned on Saturday while
fishing with a party of friends in the Ohio
neaT Shannopin.
No trace or the body has as yet been
found. The deceased was but 30 years old
and leaves a widow besides many friends to
mourn his untimely end. -- I v
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The Scale Committee of the Amal
gamated Association Will -
Conductors on the Pittsburg Division of
the P. E.E. Get More Pay.
The rate for making iron will be un
changed this year. When the committee of
the Amalgamated Association on the new
iron scale for the year beginning July 1 ad
journed Saturday night, it had reached
a point which practically settles
the scale 6f wages for that
period. The members of the committee
began their labors on Friday, continued
them on Saturday and are expected to have
completed he scale in time to report to the
convention on Tuesday. They finished up
the week by fixing the price for puddling at
55 E0 per ton on a 2-cent card,"and 70 cents
for heating and rolling in bar mills. The
price for catching in bar mills was placed at
five-eighths the product. These prices are
the same as ruled during the year now
This agreement is an important one and
foreshadows what may be expected from the
convention. This body may, of course, not
accept the report of the Scale Committee
and may try to increase the rate. That it
will be successful is regarded as out of the
Hard to Change the Scale Base.
It will require a two-thirds majority to
change the base of the scale, -viz:
$5 CO per ton on the price
of bar iron on a 2-cent card rate.
There will be about 325 delegates in the
convention, and it is regarded as out of the
question that 200 will be found to oppose
the verdict of the Scale Committee, which
is composed of 15 men especially
selected for their judgment and ability
to pass on this very important phase
of the yearly deliberations. This commit
tee comprises six puddlers, six finishers and
the President, Secretary and Treasurer of
the organization. Thetlecision on the rate
of wages to be offered for adoption and
ratification by the convention is only
arrived it after very earnest con
sideration of every circumstance bear
ing on the question, and this is
so well known and understood by the
workers and delegates than the report of
the Scale Committee has always been finally
adopted, though attempts have been made
by radical delegates to make its figures
higher. So that it can be very safely stated
that when the convention adjourns, in three
weeks' time, the Amalgamated scale of
wages will be found to have been altered
only in unimportant details from the scale
now running.
The Work laid Out for To-Day.
This morning the committee will take up
the, guide mill scale. The rates in this class
depend on those fixed in the bar mill, and so
no change will be made. The roughers and
catchers are again agitating the question as
to the proportion of the product they
should receive. They now get 25 per cent
of the earnings and want 30. It is not like
ly the committee will agree to
this, and the reason is found
in the fact that the puddlers
on the committee, six in number, will
hardly agree to give tbe finishers an ad
vance when they themselves are not asking
for any. It is open to the finishers to make
a minority report, of course, but this is a
course that has not yet been taken, every
Scale Committee report so far submitted
being a report of the whole.
In last year's convention 112 delegates
were found who desired to change the figure
for boiling in the Scale Committee report
from 55 50 to 56, a majority of one of the
whole number, but the Chairman ruled
it required a two-thirds majority,
and in this ruling he was sustained.
A similar attempt is expected to be made
again this year but it will be found, it is
confidently claimed, to be equally abortive.
A Sliding Scale for Steel Workers.
The Committee on the Steel Scale
is also preparing its report; There
is a general feeling among steel
workers for a sliding scale similar to those
in vogue at South Chicago', Joliet and
Homestead, and as there is a corresponding
desire among manufacturers, it is thought
some such general plan will be submitted.
While the Homestead scale expires every
three years, the South Chicago scale is ter
minable only on six months' notice from
either side.
It is generally believed that manufactur
ers willaccept the current rate for the new
year without attempting to reduce it. as has
been suggested in some quarters. The out
look for the year is ,not particularly good,
but sufficient business is in sight to obviate
any excuse for a reduction on this score.
The convention will open to-morrow morn
ing in Forbes Street Turner Hall, and will
continue until about the 22d.
Conductors on the Pittsburg Division of
the P. XL It." Have More Work.
The f Pennsylvania Bailroadis taking on
an economic fit. Some of the clerks in the
local offices are to be discharged, and the
work done by the train hands. The con
ductors and brakemen of trains Nos. 60, 34, 13
and 31 on the Pittsburg division will re
ceive 40 cents and 5 cents more respectively
per day from to-day,but the conductors will
have more work to do.
The conductors of the trains mentioned
are accustomed to make returns of their
run to clerks,'who fill np form 349 with the
particulars. It is now proposed to dispense
with these clerks and have the conductors
do this, work themselves. It will take some
time to do this, and the 40 cents is tacked
on for the job.
An Iron Secretary From Chicago Talks
About the Prospects.
James F. Conway Secretary and Treas
urer of the Illinois Steel Company, was
registered at the Schlosser yesterday. He
was in the East on a pleasure trip and
stopped over here to look up the iron trade.
He visited the Edgar Thomson
Steel Works. He says the coke strike had
seriously embarrassed the iron business in
Chicago, and he was glad it was over. He
thinks there are good signs of improvement
in the steel trade, and he expects a boom be
fore the year is over.
Mr. Conway was caught in the city with
out refreshments or cigars, and he came to
the conclusion that Pittsburg was not a very
desirable place.
Mr. Hays' Statement In an Afternoon Paper
Controverted by the Plumbers.
M. J. Counahan, Chairman of the Jour
neymen Plumbers' Association, said yester
day that his association is ready to contro
vert the statements made by Mr. Hays in
an afternoon paper of Friday, before the
Master Plumbers' Association and repre
sentatives of the press.
The journeymen hold that the assertions
made in the publication are entirely mis
leading, and they are anxious for an oppor
tunity of so proving.
Increasing in Membership.
Twenty-nine new members will be initi
ated into the Salesmen's Assembly of the
Knights of Labor on Wednesday. The
local has now a membership of 450, em
ployed in 30 stores.
Another Meeting- To-Day. ,
George Westinghouse, Jr., arrived home
from the East last night, to be present at
the adjourned annual -meeting of the Elec
tric Company to be held this morning:
Police Broom Sweepings Disposed of at
Various Station Houses They All
Blamed It on the Holiday-. Pew
ZJght Sentences.
The unpleasant features of Memorial Day
turned up at the various police stations yes
terday morning at the regular Sunday hear
ings. In almost every case the culprits
were ready to claim that if Saturday had
not been a holiday they would not have
been there, but their excuse was of little
The Southside Breaks the Becord.
The hearing at the Twenty-eighth- ward
station yesterday was the largest that has
been in some time, there being 44 cases to
dispose of. Theodore Kavst and John Faut
came near creating a riot at Hummel's gar
den, where a picnie was in progress. The"
pair gained an entrance by jumping over the
fence, and then insisted on dancing without
paying for the privilege. The management
objected to this, and the young men raised a
terrible row. They were fined 515 and costs
John Moran and John Neivel were on
car 19, Birmingham line, and insisted on
making a bed out of the seats. The con
ductor entered a protest. Officers Patch
andBosenberg were called. The two men
went at them and succeeded in giving them
a warm reception until reinforcements ar
rived in the person of Officer Storey. When
S laced in the patrol wagon Mr. Moran dealt,
ifficer Storey a terrible blow in the face,
knocking him out into the street. Magis
trate Succop imposed fines of 550 and costs,
which were paid.
Thomas Night and Harry Smith, for fast
driving on Carson street, were fined 55 and
costs each. Thomas Coleman was arrested
on complaint of his wife. At the hearing
Mrs. Coleman testified that her husband
came home drunk on Friday, assaulted his
child and drove her from the house. Mrs.
Coleman further alleged that she had ten
children and was compelled to take in
washing to support them. The husband
was sent to the workhouse for 90 days.
George Curtes was arrested for insulting
and following a colored girl, Mary Bey
nolds, and was fined 530 and costs. Edward
Grogan was found lurking about the West
End on Saturday nighjt and was run in as a
suspicious character. He was sent for 30
days to the workhouse.
Xight Business at Central.
Fifteen drunks and 20 disorderlies stood
up before Magistrate Gripp at Central sta
tion. William McCue and JohnBoxberry
had been arrested for fighting on Boss
street. It was developed that Boxberry
and his -wife were quietly passing along the
street, when McCueaddxessed an insulting
remark to a companion which-waa intended
for Mrs. Boxberry's ears. Her husband,
hearing the remark, at once turned and
knocked McCne down andwhen an officer
arrived was pounding him scientifically.
Boxberry's action was approved and he was
discharged, while McCue was fined 525 and
Ed Lee, an incorrigible vagrant, was sent
up again for 90 days. William Con and
Shelby Hinton each-got 30-day sentences
for disorderly conduct There were no other
workhouse sentences.
An information for felonious cutting was
entered against Lewis Drazel, who went to
Lewis Jesuay's house, No. 6 Johnson's
court, Saturday night, and in an altercation
with Jesuay stabbed him in the back. The
wound is a trifling one, but Drazel en
deavored to make it serious, and will there
fore be tried in court.
John Sargouin and James Patterson, who
battered each other with cookine utensils at
the Union depot restaurant, were remanded'
lor lurtner hearing.
Plenty of Common Drunks.
There were 33 cases at the Twelfth ward
police station. Bobert Giver was fined 525
and costs on a charge of keeping a disorderly
house at No. 5 Cassatt street. His house
was raided late Saturday night by Officer
Carr. Charles Hoean ana .aiary .uicnarason
were fined S10 and costs each for having vis
ited the house. The other cases were of a-
common character.
Victims in the West End.
There were 11 cases at the Thirty-sixth
ward station. George Corless was fined 550
and costs, and his brother Harry 525 and
costs, for insulting ladies on West Carson
street. Edward Grogan was sentSO days to
the workhouse on a charge ofbeinga sus
picious person. James Smith, William
Walker, David Henderson, James Hall and
Edward Slavin were fined 53 and costs for
Allegheny's Small Grind.
There were 22 cases at Mayor Wyman's
hearing yesterday morning, all of them of
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The Feast of Corpus Chrlrtl Celebrated In
Grand Style by Father MoIIinger's Con
gregationOver One Thousand People
Knelt In the Street Magnificent Deco
rations. The congregation of Father MoIIinger's
church, on Troy Hill, Allegheny, yester
day celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi
with all the pomp and ceremony prescribed
by the church. Over 1,000 peqple were in
the procession and took part in the "Fast
of the Divine Sacrament," as the
ceremony is also called. It was
begun at 9 o'clock yesterday and was con
tinued until noon. Elaborate preparations
had been made for the event by the resi
dents of the vicinity, most all of whom are
Boman Catholics and members of Father
MoIIinger's church.
Many boughs and branches, vines and
plants had been arranged about the streets
surrounding the church. Arches of ever
greens across the roadways had been erect
ed, and at intervals miniature altars had
been placed and shrines and crucifixes en
sconced thereon. Many of the houses were
decorated with flags and bunting, and in
some places the road, from curb to curb, was
filled several inches deep wih new-mown
There were four principal altars, one at
each corner of the square bounding the
church. The procession was formed by the
priests of the church leading the way di
rectly behind six little altar boys, who
swung censors containing incense. A thou
sand people followed in the wake of the
priests, who chanted a litany, and on arriv
ing at each of the four altars all knelt
while a blessing was asked, after which the
procession moved on. A circuit of all the
streets in the district was made, and then
the column filed into the church, where a
high mass was celebrated and' a sermon de
livered, when the ceremony was brought to
an end. During the remainder of the day
that section of the city was visited by a
great number of people, many of whom
called on Father Mollinger.
Zachariah Jones Seriously Cut With a Pen
knife in a Carson Street Saloon.
John Eeilly was yesterday committed to
jail for trial at court by Magistrate Succop,
on a charge of felonious cutting entered by
Zachariah Jones.
This suit is the result of a Saturday night
row in a Carson street .saloon, wherein the
prosecutor was cut once above the eye and
once on the arm with a penknife by the de
fendant Neither cut is fatal'
A 'Mute Killed by a Train.
The Coroner was notified yesterday that
John Winch, a deaf mute, had been struck
by a train near Munhall station- Saturday
evening, and instantly killed. His re
mains were taken in charge by friends at
Munhall. An inquest will be held to-day.
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How a Gang of Tramps Tried to Steal
a Ride on the PennsylTania.
Depot Officers Have a Lively Time Ejecting
Them Prom the Cars.
The horses that took part in the Home
wood races, were transported to Philadel
phia and other Eqstern points last evening.
They were carefully loaded in several ex
press cars, with a liberal allowance of hay,
straw and cereal food. While the railroad
company contracted to carry the four-footed
animals, there were 16 bipeds, commonly
called men, who tried to pass themselves off
as horses, but were summarily ejected from
the cars. Kate Field has a habit of com
paring people with beasts of burden and
living creatures that run wild in .nature, and
she says she means no offence by it A man
whom she likens unto ahorse in her opinion
is noble and intelligent, while every school
boy is familiar with the foxyand wolfish ap
pearance of some men, but even this eloquent
advocate of the trotter would be surprised
to learn that 16 bummers tried to beat a ride
on a railroad under the classification of
horses. Dynamite has been shipped as nails
to avoid a high rate, but this is nothing to
the trotter scheme of securing free transpor
tation. One Way to Get Out of Town.
It was suspected at the Homewood tracks
that some sort of trick would be resorted to
by the hangera-on of the races to get
East and they telephoned to the
depot officials to search the cars.
Depot Officer Zimmerman and some of the
trainmen around the station were delegated
to make the hunt, and a lively time they
had of it It was thought one man was hid
in a big covered box, and it was marked
with a cross so that it could be located by
the officers. When Officer Zimmerman
lifted the lid he pulled one fellow out, and
was astonished to see several more follow
him. Then commenced the search through
the hay and straw. They tramped over the
cars and could hear the men creeping under
the hay like rats. Art officer would dive
down, grab a leg, and the victim
would be ejected from the car
very promptly. After a goodly number had
been yanked out they concluded nobody was
on but those holding tickets. A horse was
eating hay out of a manger, and Mr. Zim
merman noticed that the mass moved once
or twice when the animal didn't touch it
The hay was taken out, and there was a man
snugly concealed from view.
tess Afraid of Horse Than Man.
He was not afraid of the horse biting him,
he said, but he was as much surprised as the
officers were when he was discovered. One
thing that demonstrates the intelligence of
a race norse is nis great c&re iiu& tu uijurts
human beings, especially trainers, when
they sleep in the stalls, as they fre
quently do, and the tramp said he knew
he was safe. The owner of the horses
thought such ingenuity should not go un
rewarded, and the fellow was permitted to
The officers had considerable trouble in
keeping the men off the train. When the
fast line started several of them made a rush
for the cars, but the exnress was stomied
and they were put off again. One of the
gang? gave Officer Zimmerman a lively chase
in the yard, but he escaped. It is believed
that some of them boarded the cars out in
the freight yards and got thende after alL
A Box and Basket Social.
J. W. Moreland Lodge, L O. G. T., will
hold a box and basket social Wednesday
evening at Wagner's Hall, Beaver avenue,
Allegheny. There will be pleasant literary
and musical exercises.
ABIg Bargain at S3.
"Vr'e have on sale to-3ay 75 extra fine im.
ported silk umbrellas, natural wood En
crlish sticks, best naraeon frame, at S3
regular 56, 55 and 5 quality all go duringj
tne jane sate at to.
. Perm Avenue Stores.
SAiooNKEErEBS know which beer sells
"best Hence the vast increase in the use of
Iron City Brewery's product "A word to
the wise is sufficient'
Everett Club News.
The pianos delivered this week on the 81
weekly payment plan are: Club A, No. 146,
Mrs. M. E. McKnight, Homestead, Pa.
Club B, Ho. 121, name withheld by request
Hugus & Hacke
Two special features this week.
A line of
At $7 Each.
Usually sold at $i$.
All desirable colors and "black, with
self-colored Silk Embroidered
Trimmings. ,
Cream and White A choice from
fifteen entire new designs for
$2 50 PER PAIR,
Usually sold at $5 and $6 50.
Cor. Fifth Ave. and Market St.
With the recent addition mado to our Art
Boom and Silver Department we are enabled
to display the most elaborate stock of Bare
Pottery, Sterling Silver, Cut Glass, Lamps,
Tables, Clocks and Bric-a-Brac shown. All
most appropriate fox Wedding Gifts. It is a
pleasure to show our goods.
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The Leading Pittsburg, Pa.
Dry Goods House. Monday, June 1, 1891.
Jos; Home& Cos
' Pieces
Regular uc
At sp a Yank
Jos. Horned Co.,
609-621 PEfflr-AVEUUE.
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A Rare Opportunity.
Three wagon loads of ladies' and. Men's
Hose at less than half cost The entire stock
of an Eastern dealer offered this weelc
ladies' Fast Black Stockings, "cIJsla
Hose, In black, colored, black feet, fancy
tops, and a line of Balbriggan.with garter
attached, at 25c, worth 50c and 65s.
Thousands of Silk Hose at 50c, regular
price. $1 and $125.
Hen's socks at 75c per box (half dozen in
box). These are summer merino, wortn 20c a
pair. f"
A big lot of 50c half hose at 26c V
If you miss this sale you miss 'thabiggest
bargain sale of the season. -.
435-MARKET ST.437.-
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