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Fitfshnrg's Jlonicd Men Make a Unan
imous Demand for Better Fire
and Mice Protection.
Tlie Gas City Tracticallj Fromised a Fire
Boat AThicli Shall Also Do
ratrol Duty.
Boatmen and Coal Operators ClalmjThey Are QTcmm
by Skiff riratrN
Pittsburg's fire and police boat is now a
certainty, or it will be after the meeting of
Councils to-morrow. The recent fires, and
especially the great ones on Seventh street
and on the Monongahela river, have pre.
eijiitated matters. Almost 800 property
holders, representing at least two-thirds of
the wealth of the city, have put in a de
mand for this, improved method of protec
tion. Ker since the shipping in the Pitts
burg harbor burned the river men have been
at work, and yesterday a petition was pre
sented to Chief Brown asking for the pur
chase of a firchoat, which shaU also serve as
a police patrol. The petition is signed by
all the rh er men, coal operators, bankers,
members of the Board of Vndcru riters,
railroad officials and iron manufacturers.
Chief Brown and Mayor GOurlcy both
fat or the plan, and its passagcin Councils is
almost assured. The orily question is where
the money is to come from. Mr. Brown's
plan is to sell No. 1 engine house and use
the money obtained from that to build the
boat. Mayor Gourlcy acrecs with him on
this, as he believes a fire engine there would
be unnecessary if there was a boat afthe
Arguments of the Petitioners.
The only objection so far to the plan is
that the coal and river men do not pay
enough taxes. Everything below the high
water mark is exempt from taxation, and a
few people hold that the proper thing would
be for the boat owners and coal operators to
present the city with a firchoat. The peti
tion is as follows:
To Councils. J. O. Brown. Chief of tlie Depart
ment of Tubllc S-afcty. ami others interested, or the
city of rittburg. in managing and controlling
the Fire Department and rollcc Torce of the
UEiTLEMEX We, the subscribers citizens,
taxpayer and interested corporations and
individuals, do petition and appeal to Tour
Honors to ghcus further protection to our
property along the river fronts, by authoriz
ing and having placed, in connection with
the Fire and Police departments, at least one
fire patrol and police boat combined, that
would give us further and better protection
Irom fire and thieves than now prevails.
The time lias come, since the Davis Island
Dam has given the city a good harbor, that
this addition to the department is required.
Among the 800 representative citizens
whose names are attached to this document
are the following:
Names That ltepresent Millions.
Moorhead, McCleane & Co., Monongahela
"a igation Company, Max K. Moorhead,
John Kobson & ."-on, Pennsylvania Tube
Work, Linden Steel Company, William Rea,
Clicks Cook Co., K. llolbrook, James J.
Miipelev, John 15. lloberts, J. M. Mcllvanc,
G. F "Campbell, K. It. Balley, Will
iam IcC Drao, D. B. Black
burn, Weilw Bros., Jnmc I. Mcllroy,
Heinz Bro. Co., John 31. Gill, I!. C. Emery
& Co.. W. 31. Buiker, W. U. McCandless,
Joseph . Brown, A. K. Miller, Allemannla
Fire Insurance Conipnnv, Iockliart ft
Flanegin, George Ogden, Boatmen's Insur
ance Company, John D. Biggert, Chas. P.
f-mltli, James Got don, John Kirkpntrick,
John II. CIanc3 Joseph Walton ft
Co.. T. 31. Jenkins JC Co., Daniel
Phillips. Xeal Ai.sburn, Clement V.
Allen, Kaj Brothers J. B. heriff. Son ft Co.,
i-. te erancp, James Dalzcll A fcon Company,
Otptain Herbert, 1. 31. Pennock ft Co., Hub
ert A. Kecd, Amoncin Tube and Iron Com
paay, W. I). Slack, J. Knufinann ft Brothers,
5. Hamilton, W. J. 3IcClurg Co., J. K.
Wcldm ft Co., Frank T. Kenncdv, Angust
Amnion, John Ogden, W. E. Von Bon
horst, W. A. Herrou ft sons, Henry hproull.
Black A Bainl, William It. Thompson ft Co.,
Charles . lUtchelor, John F. Dravo, John
T. Patterson. W K. Porter- Co.. Samuel S.
Bronn, K. Jones, William W. O'Scll, Samuel
IJobcrts, Miowdouft Hogg, W. II. Brown' 8
Sons, Simpson llornor, estate of J. IC Moor
head, B. I. Jone, Harry I.joii", A. Juttc,
George C. Pen, P. J. Forsyth, Theodore F.
Anshutz, Oliver Iron anil Steel Company,
Thomas Wishtman ft Co., J. B. sneathen,
Singer, Ximick ft Co., George A. Kelly ft Co.
and 01i er and Koberts' Wire Company.
Necessity r Such a Protector.
The whole matter was largely gotten up
bv J. B. Sncathen, the coal operator, aud
his son, "V. B. Snenthcn. The latter gen
tlemen yesterday said: "The great tires
that have visited Pittsburg recently have
made a fireboat a necessity. Every owner
of property is interested," and ?50,000 in
vested in a lireboat would have saved over
half a million of dollars in Pittsburg in the
last six months. The boat fire proved the
inability of the city to handle a river
fire, and yet even- day the boats and
coai in the Pittsburg harbor rep
resent a monev value of from 3,000,
000 to 85,000,000. Besides this there arc
the mills and railroads all along the
river that arc practically shut off from the
city fire department. More than this, there
is a great need of a police patrol boat, and
one would answer for 'both purposes. The
river is infected with skifT pirates that dart
around at night and' annually steal thou
sands of dollars' worth of stuff from
steamboats, railroads and mills. It
is impossible for the police to follow them.
Of course there is a watchman on each beat,
but in the darkness they can steal aboard
and carry of rigging, ropes, chains, carpen
ter's tools, and a laricty of other articles.
This boat could patrol the rher from Hazel
wood to Chartiers and up to Hcrr's Island,
and with a pow crful light could pick up
every one of these thieves. The value of
the boat as a protection against fire hardly
need-to be spoken of. These boats are in
use in Cleveland, Eric, Buffalo, Boston,
Philadelphia, Baltimore and St. Louis and
arc deemed indispcnsible.'
Expected, to Settle the Matter.
When the matter was presented to Chief
Brown he said he would introduce ft into
Councils on Monday. Said he: "I think,
this petition will settle the question, and
Pittsburg will have its fireboat. The boat
can be Built for about $35,000, and the
money can be raised by selling Xo. 1 engine
honsel The men vho ask for the boat arc
the heaviest taxpayers in the city and can
not be overlooked. Everybody recognizes
the need. Why, a fireboat would coverall
the territory from Grant street to the Point
and the mills on all the wharves. The de
mands of the mills for space have caused
the closing up of many of the minor streets,
so that it is almost impossible for the fire
department to handle a fire in one of these
great manufactories, while with a boat
even-one could be reached. At the Oliver
fire we 'were powerless, and at the more re
cent fire at .Tones & Eaughlin's mills a fire
boat would have saved the property."
Mnjor Gourley Will Aid the Plan.
Mayor Gourlcy is heartily in sympathy
with the movement, and so far as he has
been informed is willing to work for the
passage of such an ordinance. Yesterday he
"So far as I can learn a fireboat is an ab
tolutc necessity in Pittsburg. The only
trouble will be to raise the money at present,
but this can be done by taking Mr. Brown's
plan of selling the Xo. 1 engine house. A
lireboat would at least be a wonderful sav
ing in horseflesh. At each of the big down
town fires engines are brought clear from
East Liberty and it almost kills a team to
drive them at a high rate of speed for that
distance. "With a fireboat signaled bv flash
of lights it could be on the spot long before
the engines from the outer districts could
arrive. On'tlic whole I believe such a fire
boat will be purchased."
The only objection so far. raised is.by a
gentleman who stands very close to C. L.
Magec If essays: "There is a great deal of
nerve displayed by the rivermen in their
request. They hold that all property below
the high water mark cannot be tared in the
city, and though there may be millions of
wealth represented in theTittsburg harbor,
here is no tax from it goes into the city
'coffers. Xow, if a fireboat would be such a
godsend to the rivermen why don'tthey
buy a fireboat and let the city run it for
them? That would be more sensible. They
kick about a park on the wharves because it
would come Delow high water mark and
why should not the city allow them to take
care of the river up to that point."
Tho New Board of Comity Kevisors The Act
Thought to Bo a Good One.
A great deal of interest is felt in
the new act passed by the Legislature, and
now awaiting the Governor's signature, pro
viding a board of reyision and assessment
for county taxes here and in Philadelphia.
Heretofore tHis work has been performed
entirely by the County Commissioners, but
the latter have so much other official labor
that they have felt themselves unable to
cope with the eccentricity of county as
sessors. The taew act prescribes that the
Court of Common Pleas shall within 60 days
after its passatre appoint three persons
not of the same political party to the neiv
board. Thereafter the Court will appoint a
member every two years who shall serve six
years. 'It wa's urged against the measure by
some of the local Democratic politicians,
that the officers should t be elected,
but the general tcnol of public
opinion favors the Court appointment.
Where the officers are elected, as in
the case of the Jury Commissioners,
the incumbents have to " consult the wishes
and interests of a good many people in thejr
promises about-election time. Hence it is
thought better service will be got and fairer
and more independent valuations by letting
the Courts name the Board as vacancies
occur. The Courts also have the power to
remove any of the Board for cause.
As the salaries of the three members of
the Board will be $.1,000 each per year the
positions will doubtless command good men.
Several persons are already spoken of by
their friends for the place; but as the act is
not yet signed they do not care to have
their names mentioned.
i Chased From Room to Boom, He Picked Up
What lie Could. Find.
The house of Miller Leslie, corner of
Forty-fifth, and Davidson streets, was the
scene of a bold robbery about 3:15 o'clock
yesterday morning. Mrs. Leslie was first'
aroused by a scraping noise. Her husband
was soon awakened and in the glare of an
electric lamp he beheld a burglar gently
opening the door. Allowing him to come
into the room, he sprang for his uninvited
guest The latter eluded him, and put a
door between them. This being jerked open
Mr. Leslie dealt the intruder a blow with a
chair. Pursuing him down the stairgf he
stumbled and landed on the floor, only to
behold his man slam another door in his
Xothing daunted, Mr. Leslie forced his
entrance into the room against a barricade
of chairs and furniture Thence he pur
sued the stranger to the alley. The thief
succeeded in getting away with Mr. Leslie's
pantaloons, containing two silver dollars
and a knife. The burglary seems to have
been well planned and timed. ,He took
good precautions for deceiving the police by
carrying a dinner pail, thus appearing as a
laborer returning from work.
Elegant Presents From His Friends in
Councils and Around City H3II.
.Tames Hnnter, ex-President oi Allegheny
Common Council, was the recipient bast
night of a. silver tea set, water set, a
handsome bronze and marble clock and a
gold watch and chain. Tho gifts were the
testimonials of some SO friends who com
prise Councilmen and City Hall employes.
Chief Murphy, of the Department of Public
Kaiety, inrea jut. Jiunter to city ilall last
night v'ith the information that Mayoj
AVymau wanted to see him.
While they waited for him some 40 friends
of Mr. Hunter's boarded a car on the
Observatory Hill line and went out to his
house on Perrysville avenue. Then came a
message to Chief Murphy that the Mayor
was waiting for Mr. Hunter at the lattcr's
house, and together the two went out. The
surprise to Mr. Hunter on his arrival was
complete and he was nonplussed when
ushered into his parlor to find his assembled
friends and the presents exhibited to his
Allegheny City Employes Who -Would like
to Draw Their Wages.
City Solicitor Elphinstone's opinion has
had the efiect of keeping the men employed
in the Allegheny streets, wharves, water
and roads departments out of their money
for some time. The public lighting em
ployes received their money as usual. The
reason for this is that according to Mr.
Elyhinstone's opinion the pay roll should
be "examined and approved by the sub-committee
and then be O. K.'d by the general
The public lightingpay roll was approved
by ihe General Committee of Public-Works
on Friday night before the point was raised
that the sub-committee should first jiass on
the pay rolls. The rest were held over. It
is likely that an ordinance will be intro
duced to make the amendment that the pay
rolls be sworn to by each department and
approved by the Controller.
William Hall is in Jail, charged with beat
ing his wife.
John Lee, of Hoights Run, was arrested
last evening for beating his wife,-
Mas. Johajisa McCarthy-, of Second ave
nue, was arrested last night for keeping a
Fbakk Bovxb was held for court yesterday
by Alderman Flacli on a charge of assault
and battery.
Patrick CosEns as arrested last evening
for beating an old man, Andrew Kenipf, at
Fitty-flrst and Butler streets.
Miss Iikxie Wallace has entered suit be
fore Alderman Suceop charging 31rs. Bridget
Lahey -itli assault and battery.
-Albert SIcQcibk is in jail awaiting a hear
ing on Tuesday next on a charge of assault
and battery, preferred by Haggle JIcQuirk.
Alderuax Louis K. Avjas, Sa., yesterday
committed JohnScliuItz to Jail on a charge
of assault and battery, preferred by William
Dittman. -
Jacod WEUsnATJM, a mechanic, throw a tin
bucket at the head of Thomas Jlelvin, aged
C, causing a sci cro cut. He was arrested and
held under bail.
A disorderly h on so occupied by Edward
Price, on Maple avenue, Twenty-seventh
nrd, was raided last evening and five occu
pants wero captured.
Moses Dicksox was committed to Jail by
'Squire Josiah Gwynne, of Mifflin township,
yesterday on a charge or entering a building
with felonious intent.
Johx JIorak made an Information before
Alderman Flach yesterday charging Charles
Henry k ith assault and battery. Honry was
arrested and gave bail for a hearing to
morrow. The wife of James McDonald, of 173 San-:
dusky street, Allegheny, appealed for. pro
tection from her husband. He threatened
to kill her, Friday. He was locked up in de
fault of $300 ball.
Dr. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 720
Perm street, Pittsburg, Pa. ssu
Tery. little Interest Taken ' in the
Primaries of! Both Parties.
Only One Ward Furnishes Any Excitement
Worth Mentioning. ' ' '
Tlie ancient cosmogonists who thought tfic
earth u as flat had only a relative notion of
'the term. They needed a view' of the lack
of interest shown by the average Democrat
last night in the situation. Of course candi
dates and their henchmen were interested,
hut the voter, as a rule, felt that he
wasn't in it after Mr. Sipes' with
drawal was announced. Tlie political
yeast used was stale. This much could he
gather -var'ously. At the Randall Club
house half a dozen members were found at
the card table, but they all said they knew
nothing from the primaries, and none had
interest enough to make inquiry. At the
County Democracy there was ,but little
more, except that Mr. Mullin, the candi
date for Jury Commissioner, being a- mem
ber, gave somewhat of a flavor to the, occa
sion. At the postoffice were found Charley
Anderson, T. O'Brien, M. Ennis and
a few more of the unterrified, and
though some were chary of expressing an
opinion, if was developed that quite a nunv
ber were more or less dissatisfied with Mr.
Sipe for pulling off after springing the
question of a deal between Pittsburg and
An Excuse to.Tote Needed.
-It was suggested by Mr. O'Brien tlat the
party ought to make a nomination ibrPro
.thonotary, in order that there -might be
some excuse for Democrats to go to the
polls, but he made it in a jocular manner
that indicated he did hot regard the matter
as materia). -
On the whole, it seemed as though if some
Republicans did not Tack -over the traces
and make a fight for the Judgeship -of the
Common Tleas Xo. 3, that the county's
business will not be much disturbed this
fall by political complications, and that the
saloon keepers will not reap much of a har
vest from the expenditure" of candidates set
ting them up for the "bpys," as the canvass
is like to be able to run itself and not need
their help.
As showing the difference between rank
and file and the leaders the following is
significant: Ex-Postmaster JohnJB. Larkin
said last evening: "I never saw such
unanimity in the Democratic ranks of the
county. The feeling in the party is
unanimous for Judge'Keunedy, who will
undoubtedly reflect great credit on the Gov
ernor who nominated him as well as the
party to which he has so long belonged."
There was even less interest among Re
publican than among Democrats, form the
suburbs many did not .know until just be
fore time for opening that Sine had pulled
out, and as they then felt that they had a
walkover, there not being at present a sin
gle contest in -Bight. In consequence, in
many places not even the formality of a
primary election was held. Mullin having
a clear track there was no need for action
as to the Jury Commissionership, and
the office of Director o the Poor
in the county is a plum that
.is little more regarded than if it were
known beforehand that it had been stung by
the curculio, and a Democrat cannot get it
The delegates to the. Democratic Conven
tion will assemble at City Hall, Tuesday, at
10 A. 31. They will dine at 2 p. 21. at the
Monongahela" House, St. Charles and Cen
tral Hotels and Goodwin's restaurant.
(Fnn at Only One Polling Place.
A peculiar situation and considerable ill
feeling developed yesterday at the Re
publican primaries in the Pifth district o
the E tilth ward. At 4 o'clock a board
was organized and opened the polls at the
Eleventh ward station. The board consisted
of ev-Mayor McCarthy, Judge, who was also
a candidate for Delegate to the County
Committee, and "William "Wilson, Inspector,
candidate for Delegate forProthonotary. The
third member was a candidate for Delegate to
the Judicial Convention. At fi:lG)four votes
had been polled, and the board made out cre
dentials for themselves and closed the polls.
Shortly after they had left, Attorney John
ston,ot Center avcnue,Eobert Armstrongand
George C. Chalmers appeared and reopened
the polls, constituting themselves theboar'd.
Mr. Johnston, of the new board, was the
candidate for election to the County Com
mittee in opposition toex-MnyorMcCarthy.
At 7 o'clock five votes for Mr., Johnston
had been polled and the polls were closed
and Mr. Johnston given credentials. Xo
opposition was put up for the first mentioned
candidates to the Protlionotary's and Judi
cial conventions. In the meantime ex
Mayor McCarthy and ,the members of the
first board returned to the station house
and a wrangle ensued. In the. midst of a
heated argument the disputants were in
structed to all get out of the. station house.
They then adjourned to a cigar store across
the -street and continued the argument.
After much warm discussion the gentlemen
separated, McCarthy and Johnston both de
claring their intention of going into the
County Committee.
Necessary to Apply the Extinguisher.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Ainericus Club was much more" interesting
than the the authorized account given out
would indicate. In the matter of Mr.
Burke considerable heat was'gencratqd, as
was learned by an overheard conVersatiqn
among some members who each ap
plied an extinguisher, to himself when
he recognized the presencd of a reporter.
One said Mr. Burke was too flowery, and it
was about time to set him down a notch.
But only an intimation of a possible shindy
was visible in the otficially authorized re
port of the meeting, which was as follows:
The Executive Committee reported that
President Baer had given the use of the
assembly room for a meeting of the 'repre
sentatives of the Republican clubs of the
county in the interest 'of Hon. John Dal
zell lor President of 'the State League.
This action of the President was indorsed,
and the use of the room given for like meet
ings in, the future.
In belialf of a number of the members
Prof. "William K. Ford presented 1o the
club a protrait of Captain John A. Reed,
the first president of the organization. It
was received by Prof. Joseph Andrews.
Mr. J. P. McCrea presented the club with
a number of books for the library, including
a complete set of Dickens' "Works.
The Banquet Committee presented a re
port showing a surplus of flOO in their
hands. This goes into the permanent fund.
A resolution w as offered indorsing John
Dalzell for President of the State League,
the position for which the Americus Club
first named Mr. DalrelL "While many of
the members thought it unnecessary to in
dorse a man first placed in the field by the
club, the resolution was adopted. A reso
lution to indorse James 1 Burke for Sec
retary of the League was laid on the table.
S. S. Brown was elected to life member
ship and ten active members were admitted.
J.en petitions for membership were re
ferred to the committee.
After the business of the meeting,
Colonel "W. H. Reed read an interesting
paper on "The Republican Paper; Its His
tory, Present Position and Destiny." The
document will be filed, and it is the inten
tion to have a paper on'an appropriate sub
ject read at each monthly meeting of the
club hereafter. " '
Philadelphia HcpnbUcans "Will Entertain
Tariff Club Men.
The Thirtieth "Ward 'Bepublican Glnb of
Fhiladelphia was the guests of the Tariff
Club on the trip down the Ohio to Cincin
nati when the League clubs met recently.
'TiiEf pettsbuhg ' dispatch,' .siflfD&x; otne t
The Quaker City bovs will return the com
pliment 'to-morrow by a glorious excursion'
on the Delaware.
Among those who went to Philadelphia
last evening to enjoy the festivities were
Sheriff McCleary, John Doyle, Jamesr
Ilichards, 'Squire Richards, Lige Randolph,
Kobert .Newel, Mcrwin Hemphill, James
T3irt, Charles Van Hook and Henry Miller.
One Kille dand Eight Inj nrcd A One-Armed
Man Loses His Remain lug Hand. x
One killed and eight injured is the extent
of yesterday' accidents in the city and
vicinity. The list is as follows:
Uskkowx An unknown man was struck
by a train on tho l'ittsburg and Western
Railroad, near Pinja Creek, and. decapitated.
From papers in his possession it is supposed
that he lived in Xew Castle.
McGuihe A 3-year-old boy named ,Mc
Guire, while playing in .front of ITo. 12
Engine House, on Carson street, was knocked
down by a horse driven by A. Hoifman and
severely bruised. He was taken to the
Southsido Hospital, and later wa's removed
to his home at 2503 Carson street.
Smith Willie Smith, aged 10 years, of
Glass Houso row, West Carson street, was
run over by a buggy yoetorday afternoon in
front of his home and sustained some slight
bruises. Ills being run over was accidental,
having run against tho buggy without see
ing it.
wallock John Wnlloclr, a laborer em
ployed at tho Edgar Thomson Steel Works,
was brought to the Mercy Hospital yester
day suffering from a -compound fracture of
tlie left leg, which ho received by a large
casting falling on It.
uoskr3 uennis uonners, a one-armed
workman emploj ed by Contractor Hastings,
had the lingers of his remaining hand taken
off yesterday ' by being caught in a pulley,
while working at a sewor drop on Preble
JIcFariakd William McFarland was
struck by Pittsburg traction car 13, at Prido
street, last evening. He wns knocked down,
but escaped injury.
Ahtos Steve Antony, a Pole, sustained
a sprained ankle yesterday afternoon while
working in a trench on South Fourth street
by a plank falling on him. He was removed
to the Southsido Hospital by patrol wagon
No. 7.
Doak Jfrs. Donk, an old lady who lives on
Lawrence street Seventeenth ward, fell
down the stairs at her home yesterday after
noon. Sho suffered internal Injuries that
may prove fatal.
JIcCoRMicK Hugh McCormick's horse ran
away on Wylie.avcnue. yesterday, throwing
him out and breaking his arm.
"William Gordon Bccovers His 'Alligator,
Much Increased in Length.
"William Gordon, the genial bookkeeper
of James A. Henderson -& Co., is happy
once more. Everyone knows 'he has had
such a solemn look for thorpast six weeks,
but none could learn the reason. "Various
theories were advanced, but none were cor
rect. The reason was this: Some two
months ago he received an alligator from a
friend in New Orleans. When it arrived it
was taken to the third floor of the ware
house and a barricade built around it, where
it was tenderly cared for by its owner. One
day someone moved the barricade and the
'alligator disappeared. A thorough search
failed to reveal its hiding place. "When it
left it was about'lS inches long.
Often, during the busy hours of the day,
"William would think he heard the pet roam
ing about and would 'rush frantically up
stairs only to be disappointed. Thursday
one of the men in moving some grain dis
covered the lost animal, but what a change!
It was fully four feet long and twice as ugly
as before. Gordon was called, and atter
some careful maneuvering the fellow was
captured. Overjoyed at finding his pet
Gordon secured a shawl strap ana took it to
his home, where it roams around at -will,
owning everything in sight.
Charles Martin Accused of Having ejected
Tivo oi His Hoarders.
Mrs. Marie Louise Souincr made an in
formation before Alderman Kerr last even
ing charging Charles Martin with disorderly
conduct Both axe.Frencl'(, and the defendant
lives on Thirty-sixth street,, where he has. a
boarding house and the prosecutrix. andher
husband have for the last two weeks been
boarding there. The lady is 79 years old
and her husband is several years older. She
alleged that early last evening she and her
husband were forcibly ejected from their
boarding place by the defendant, owing to
Officer Doughty -was sent to arrest the
defendant, but had a hard time ding it.
Martin was finally, brought to the Alder
man's office to give bail for a hearing. He
wns followed, by his. wife, who refused to
allow her husband ta enter bail, and pro
claimed that she had ejected the couple, and
said she would go to jail herself in place of
her husband. Mrs. Martin created so much
confusion in the office tiiat old Mrs. Souin'er
fainted, and it was some time before she
was revived. Bail was subsequently
furnished. Martin will have a hearing to
A Xew Bule on the Ft. Wayne and Pan
handle That Is liaising a Howl.
Notices were posted in the Union depot
last evening stating that hereafter on the
Ft. "Wayne and Panhandle roads buyers of
commutation tickets would be confined in
their use to the calendar days of the month,
and they would not be good for the last five
days of the previous month.
General Passenger Agent Ford said this
was not the withdrawal of a privilege, but
he supposed the new rules wou.ld cause
some kicking. The object is 'to avoid the
trouble of keeping track of the tickets as
the projection1 of one month into the other
causes considerable bother. Under the
new rule people will be compelled to buy
their tickets on one day, instead of having
several, as before. It is a restriction, how
ever, for if a man uses more than his 60
coupons in the month he has no longer five
days of grace, but must pay full fare until
the time is up.
Found In Allegheny Parks, She Is Taken to
. a House and Then Into Custody.
Mrs. Brown, of 186 Federal street, Alle
gheny, had a strange guest in her house for
afew hours yesterday. During the afternoon
a lady who was very old and very deaf, and
u ho could not give- her name, was found
wandering , aimlessly in the parks. She
succeeded in relating that she had run away
Irom her home at Shousetown, and the two
baskets of wearing apparel -and small change
she had with her seemed to verify her story.-
Mrs. Brown took the old lady home and
careM for her, but during the afternoon her
actions became so erratic as to frighten her
hostess, who notified? the police. She was
taken to the lockup and given a bed in the
hospital department.
A .Little Austrian Arrives, but Nobody VTaa
at tho Depot to Meet Him.-
An Austrian boy about 8 years old, Anton
Eeigelincyerby name, arrived at the Union
station last evening. A card tied' to his
coat "from the ' barge officer in
New York stated that he had passed
inspection and was going to Sharps
burg, where his parents awaited him.
He was shipped in care of Charles M. Hay,
of that place, and the latter was expected
to call for him.. He wasjiptat the depot
when the train came in, but the handsome
little fellow was soon surrounded by a
crowd of sympathetic ladies.
Word was sent to Mr. Bay at Sharpsbnrg
that the boy had arrived. The matron at
the depot provided him with a good bed,
and the boy was soon fast asleep.
She Died From Alcoholism.
Margaret Long died suddenly at 6 o'clock
last evening at her home at 528 Second aye-
jrae. The uoroner investigated the case
and found she died irom excessive drinking.
A Paralytic From Nashville Gets Up
and Walks After Praying.
The Priest Says His Health Is Tailing and
He Is Going to Europe.
Tlie stream of people going to and coming
from Father Mollinger's religious hospital
continues to be as large as ever. The peo
ple hail from all parts of the country, and
are suffering from all Sorts of diseases and
ailments. ,
Michael Hughes, an engineer from Nash
ville, returned home last evening after a
short stay on Troy Hill. He said he had
been feeling badly, and so far had noticed
no improvement in his health. He told
a remarkable story about Hugh Hagan', of
JSashville, a man who had been paralyzed for
1G years. He said that yesterday morning
Hagan was praying at the altar when his
body commenced to move all over. A hand
which had been drawn out of shape was
straightened out, and he could move the
fingers, something which he had not done
for years.
Can 'ow "Walk "Without a Crutch.
The cripple got up and was able to walk
a few steps without his crutch. He thinks
he wilbe able to throw away the stick in
a few days. Hagan had taken some medi
cine, and he attributes the improvement to
its action.
Father' Mollinger announced to his pa
tients yesterday that his health was giving
way under the strain, and he would start for
Europe June 15, to stay for three months.
One of the patients at the St. James Hotel
last evening said that the old priest was
very irritable, and when the crowd pressed
him too hard he threatened to leave them
unless they waited their turn. He added
that the priest had the quickest temper of
any man he had ever met.
One of the most peculiar cases noticed in
the long list is the affliction of a gentleman
from Carbondale. He refuses to allow his
name to be used. About ten years ago a
barber trimmed his hair and in shaving nim
near the car made a slight scratch on the
skin. The wound never healed up,
and he applied all sorts of salves
to no avail, AVithin the last
four months the ugly sore has
increased in size, and it is now as large as a
dollar. NIt looks like a small scalloped
saucer, and has the same shape. It can't be
a cancer, for in that length of time, without
medical attention, the disease -would proba
bly have eaten into the brain.
Father Zollinger Effecting n Core.
Father Mollinger examined the sore and
said he could cure it. He gave the man
some medicine which he is taking. Since
then the sore has Ijled freely and the drug
acts as if it was driving the impurities out
of the ulcer. The gentleman said he had
tried various thinss to heal the sore spot.
and finally hearing of the priest he came
here to see if he could not help him.
One druggist in Allegheny is reaping a
nice harvest from the people who come
from all over the country to visit Father
Mollinger. Prescriptions arc left with him
and the patients take the number when
they leave the city. Then they can send
for a bottle of medicine at any time. Thus
the druggist gets orders from all over the
country. His express business is larger
than any other retail man in Allegheny.
Father Mollinger niles his congregation
on Troy Hill like a King. The veneration
and fear in which his people hold him is
illustrated in a story told by Chief
Murphy, of Allegheny. He was in
the church one day when a man in
passing out put on his hat a little too early.
Father Mollinger at once caught sight of it,
and, with a sweep of his arm, sent it flying
half way across the church. The man
crumbled and looked up, but when he saw
it was the venerable priest had struck the
blow, he broke for the door without ever
waiting to find his hat or offer an an apol
ogy for living.
A Mechanical Engineer Wants Iteciproclty
With the United States. ,
S. Kawakami, of Tokio, a Japanese me
chanical engineer, is at the Schlosser. He
is here to study machinery for a home com
pany. He said he -was in. America a few
years lago, and he now finds he
made a great mistake in not
coming to Pittsburg. He thinks this is the
greatest mechanical center he has ever seen.
-He is a strong advocate of reciprocity with
the United States, 'and he hopes this coun
try will establish trade relations with his
people. The Japs would buy lots of ma
terial in this country and prefer it, but the
prices are lower in England and Germany,
and they are forced by competition to pur
chase there,. A Philadelphia manufacturer
told bim that the Americans had a good
home market and didn't care for Japanese
trade. This statement made him melan
choly. Japan, he says, now has 2,000 miles oT
railroad. The" first 50 were built by the
Government and then private enterorise
took hold of the job. The roads are being
extended, and he thinks the Japs are im
proving rapidly. They employ no conduc
tors on passenger trains, but the tickets of
travelers are carefully" examined at the
Directors Gone Home.
The directors of the National Tube "Works,
after inspecting the plant, returned home
yesterday. J. H. -Flagler said that no im
provements were contemplated this year.
He added that everybody would have to go
slow on account of the dull trade.
A mad dog was killed on Taggart street,
AUegbenjvlast evening, by Officer Shuff.
The Pittsburg Committee of Freight Agents
met yesterday. Sundry matters about classi
fications were disposed of.
Aidsbmas M. J. RAFiEKTr, who was lately
appointed by Governor Pattison, can be
seen at his new office, No. 15 Forbes street,
in a few days.
Tub First Unitarian Church holds services
to-day in its new rooms, at Ross, and Dia
mond streets. Rev. HowardMacQueary will
preach morning and evening.
C. T. Beeckneau, agent for the Larimer
land Improvement Company, says that in
spite of a blinding rain storm, nearly $20,000
worth of lots wero sold at West Irwin yes
terday. Miss Belle Beohst, State Superintendent
hf the Juvenile Department of tho W.C.T.U.,
will lecture before the Allegheny County
Quarterly Convention to be held at Idle wood
on Tuesday."
Thb lot buyers yesterday afternoon at
Black & Balrd's auction sale, Thirteenth
ward, took shelter in.the Wyllo avenue car
house, where II. B. Smitlison, auctioneer,
sold them 25 lots, ranging in price from $130
to $800 each.
A uaios holiness convention will ho held
In the Liberty Street 31. K. Church, corner
Fourth street, beginning to-morrow ovening
and contimiiutc one v eek. Rev. Joseph It.
fatnlth. Rev. U. B. Updcgraff and Rev. E. J.
V. Pencr will conduct services.
Friday evening another was added to the
list of accidents that have occurred in a
g out
filled bv the late rains. -A crowd of children
was playing near the plaeo and Sammy
Kurtz, 7 years old, fell in and would have
been drownod but for timely assistance.
The Curry University alumni banquet at
the Monongahela House Juno 24 promises to
be a delightful event. In addition to the
toasts, speeches and recitations, Uuenther'a
Orchestra apd the Amphion Quartet will
aid in the festivities. A large attendance Is
already assured, while many of the gradu
ates are yet to be" heard from and are
specially requested to report promptly to
the alumni committee.
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Interesting Bill in Equity Filad Yesterday
Peculiar Claims Against a Railroad Com
panyFears at One Time That the'Boad
Would Be Destroyed.
A bill in equity was filed in the United
States Circuit Court yesterday by Camille
"Wcidenfeld, of New Jersey, lagainst the
Allegheny and Binzua Railroad Company.
The plaintiff states that he is a stockholder
in the company, holding 2C8X shares, of the
par value of ,5100 per share. The company
was formed by the consolidation of the Alle
gheny and Kinzua Eailroad, of Pennsyl
vania, the Bradford and Corydon Railroad,
and the Allegheny and Kinzua Eailroad, of
New York, for the purpose of extending the
line, and an agreement to that efiect was
entered into.
Bonds were issued aDd a contract en
tered into with the Interior Construction
and Improvement Company. The latter
Company was only to receive 1,350 shares
of stocK for the use of its name and
S. S. Bullis, President of the railroad
company, and M.' "W. Barse, a director,
started the work of construction. They
onlv, however, it is charced. built 3i of the
46 miles agreed on. Tbey then commenced'
to use tue money to muld branches, iney
wanted to get out of paying for what they
had done, and would not pay workmen or
for material.
The laborers became riotous, threatened
violence, and it was feared that the railroad
would be destroyed. To save their credit,
the Construction Company took hold of the
work and continued it until the money was
exhausted. Bullis and Barse, it is claimed,
now refuse to -nlace a lien on 16,000 acres
of land owned by the railroad company, as
had been agreed upon, to complete the
work. They also, it is charged, have been
using the credit of the company for their
private purposes. They have been divert
ing the assets to their own use, and now
want to construct other lines. "
Bullis and Barse, it is stated, 'are aided
and abetted by J. E. Eooney, Peter Mc
Neil and G. L. Koberts, and have the con
trolling interest ot the stock. The Court is
asked to restrain them from violatintr 'the
terms of the agreement of consolidation,
from building branch lines, or using the
credit of the company in any illegal man
ner, y
Results of the Collections by Ladies of the
Hospital Association.
The excellent system followed by the
ladies of the Hospital Saturday and Sunday
Association in collecting funds is showing
its fruits this year in wonderfully increased
returns. TJp to May 31 the collections
amounted to $1,098 53, and since then sev
eral hundred dollars more have been
gathered in, which is enumerated as follows:
Employes of Hillard, Sterritt & Co., $11;
Knox school, $6 fiO; Standard Council Xo. 62,
Jr. O. U. A. M., $1: Fifth ward school, Alle
gheny, $." 54: Ebcnezer Baptist Church, Rev.
Fryor, $10: Washington scnool, Seventeenth
ward, $22 01; Mrs. Jlerrington, Oi Vickoroy
street, $3 25: Grant school, Third ward, Miss
Graham, $31 42: Shakespeare school, T enty
flfth ward. $3 59: Osceola school. $7 48: Hlch-
'land avenue school, $.15;Liberty schooI,$33 14;
Newsboys' Sunday School, $1 77: Ladies'
u. A- it. uircie -o. oj, Si tri; jurs. mar
ker, Sterritt school, Twenty-third ward,
$23: Buena Vista M. E. Church, B. Robinson,
$8 36; North scboqf, Fonrth ward, $12 64;
First ward school, Allegheny, $18: North
avenue schools, Second wnrd, "Allegheny,
$36 43: Walsh 'Presbyterian Church, Second
nvenue and Cherry alley. $17; Mrs. Cramer,
Seventh ward school, $20 50, or a total of
$360 15 since May 31, which, added to the
amount collected previously, makes a grand
total of $1,456 63.
Another large amonnt is expected in a
few days, when the Police and Fire Depart
ments, letter carriers and the remaining
schools of Allegheny are heard from.
The Most Popular Pianos.
These three are the most celebrated and
trustworthy pianos of our time. The
Steinway requires no praise at our hands.
Its superiority is fully established. The
Conover is the next .great piano. It needs
no praise either, for to hear and see is to
love and to buy it. Then comes the charm
ing Opera piano, of which makes there are
thousands in the best families of Pittsburg
and neighborhood. A splendid fresh stock
just arrived at H. Kleoer & Bra's, 506
"Wood street, and which will be sold at but
a small advance over cost and on accommo
dating terms. The Klcber Bros, arc pre
ferred by the big majority of piano pur
chasers because of the splendid reputation
for honest dealing and unfailing musical
judgment. Old pianos and organs taken in
Great Sale of Lots
At Kensington, "Wednesday, June 10.
Elegant patterns of 25c floor oil cloths at
15c; brass-mounted curtain poles, complete,
worth 25c, at 12c; 48c heavy two-ply car
pet at 29c; best all-wool 75c ingrain at. 58c
and 62c; 65c brussels carpet at 50c, and 85c
brussels at 68c These are only a few of the
prices that show we mean to lep ahead.
J. H. Kunkel, & Bro.,
J347-1349 Penn avenue.
Thornton Bros.
Two cases ladies' vests on sale this week
at 8c; 100 dozen gents' unlaundried shirts,
double front and back, 38c, what you see
elsewhere at 5O9; laundried white shirts,
49c; gents' flannelette shirts, 25c to $1 98;
silk striped shirts at 51; gents' nightshirts,
45c; fancy prints, ladies' drawers (muslin),
open or closed, at 25c; lace edge nightgowns,
49c up to (2. See the prices in muslin un
derwear at The Cash Store.
See Display Advertisement
Telling about Kensington. Page 10.
SI OO India Silks for 73c.
s Johjt P. Knable Co., 35 Fifth av.
Kensington i Kensington! Kensington!
Come to Kensington "Wednesday, June 10.
Saloonkeepers know which beer sells
best. Hence the vast increase In the use of
Iron City Brewery's product. "Arword to
the wise is sufficient.
Thornton Bros., Allegheny.-
Black embroidered fischus from $1 25
up to $27. Black cashmere shawls from
$1 25 to 515, at The Cash Store.
Great Sale of Lots
At Kensington, Wednesday, June 10. - 'T
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36 in. challi reduced to 5c; former price
12Kc .
John P. KnajSle Co., 33 Fifth ar.
Buy a Lot at Kensington. -
See large advt. Page 10 to-day.
Hanover awnings at Mamaux & Son's;
539 Penn avenue.
Free Train "Wednesday, June 10,
To Kensington. See adtt., page 3.
New Line "Wash Dresses.
See the new cut.at ?5 00. ,
John P. Knable Co.
Kensington Large adv't, third page.
$1 50 blapk silk warn lansdowne reduced to
75c. This is one of the many big bargains
we have for vou.
John 1?. Knable Co., 35 Fifth av.
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Kensington! Kensington! Kensington!
1 If your complaint is want of appetite, try
Angostura Bitters before meals. xrssu -
Kensington! Kensington bKenslngton!
Come to Kensington "Wednesday, June 10.
Elegant silk waist .for (S 00, would be
cheap at $7.50. John F. Knable Co.
How American Mechanics "Will Cel-
t " ebrate the Day in Cleveland
Governor Campbell May Keview the Big
Parade of Patriots.
Only another week remains until the ses
sion of the National Council of the Jr. O.
V. A. 31. at-Clcveland The local arrange
ments were all completed for the excursion,
at a meeting held last night. The indica
tions are that it will be .one of the
largest and. most important demonstrations
in which this order has participated in past
years. A report was received last night
from Division Passenger Agent 3Ioody, of
the Pennsylvania lines, "who is . arranging
railroad rules and will have charge of the
excursion, that the time had been fixed for
all the trains. At 0 o'clock, city time, on
Monday morning, June 15, the uniformed
Tanlr nf tlia ahIa. nnmliaTinrt nlwifif .10A man
,.. V. ll V.UW, UlUUUtllUC 4.VUUV W U.I.U
in command ot uaptain William ju. awi;
'and accompanied by their own band, will
leave on a special train. At 12:55 the same
day a special train of ten coaches, includ
ing parlor cars and bearing the national
officers and representatives, will leave the
Special Trains tor Excursionists.
Monday evening at 9 o'clock a special
Pullman excursion train will convey Vine
Cliff" Council 'and 'its friends. This council
will be accompanied by the Major E. A.
Montooth Band. Another special train will
leave at midnight. 3Ionday, bearing Alle
gheny, Pride of the West, and Twin City
The Transportation Committee reported
that special arrangements had been made
for the benefit of those who desire
to go but who can only afford to
remain for the "parade and the
entertainment in Music "Hall Tuesday
night. A, special train will leave the city
Tuesday morning at 7:30, arriving in Cleve
land at 11:30. The same train will leave
Cleveland at midnight, reaching Pittsburg
early "Wednesday morning. These arrange
ments .are considered to be about as com
Elcte as they could well be made before
and, but if the trains that have now been
secured are not adequate to carry the people
who go, additional ones will be put on to
suit the convenience of the excursionists.
It is expected that "Western Pennsylvania
will turn out at least 5,000 Juniors; Ohio
will send l.OOOj Illinois, Texas, "Wis
consin, Missouri and Massachusetts will
be represented by Irom 1,000 to 1,500 mem
bers. The parade will take place on Tues
day at 1 P. 31. As the route will be, a short
one, it is urged by the committee that every
Junior who goes to Cleveland tnrns out in
To Be Reviewed by Old Birals.
Information has been received unofficially
that Governor Campbell and ex-Governor
Foraker will review the parade, and it is
also said these gentlemen may attend the
meeting at Music Hall at night. At this
meeting, "W. A. Gordon, State Treasurer of
Ohio, will deliver the address of wel
come. Other addresses will be delivered
by Kev. J. X. Fields, Eev. F.
A. "Wright and J. C. Post. Miss
Lillian Burkhart will appear in several of
her recitations, written especially for the
Junior order. Mrs. H. H. Bair, wife of
Braddock's national representation, is on
the programme for vocal solos. The Cleve
land Gray's Band, will furnish the instru
mental music for the occasion, which will
be a complimentary affair. . .
The National Council will convene Tues-
day morning, and will be in session untilj
Thursday. In the meantime, while the 2Tav
excursionists will see the sights.
Kensington Large adv't, third page.
The B. & O. K.- K. will sell excursion
tickets to Ohio Pyle every Sunday during
the summer at rate of $1 50 the round trip.
Train leaves depot t 8:15 A. ai.
Abgyxe awnings, brilliant and fast in
color and exqufsite in designs, at Mamaux
& Son's, 539 Penn avenue.
Great Sale of Lots
At Kensington, "Wednesday, June 10.
We can offpr you some bargains
this week which are cheaper .than you
would pay for kindling wood; -
These are first-class and just from the
factory. We don't know how it is
they can make Clothes Pins cheap
enough to sell 17 for ic. The mak
ing ofcthem doesn't bother us. We
can sell them to you.
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' 3 DOZEN BOXES 25c.
This, is almost 300 matches for ic.
There is no kid in the country, who
will chop firewood at these prices.
, 12 BOXES FOR 9c. , .
These are polished steel tacks,
everyone guaranteed perfect.
The- above are bargains in little
things, but little things soon count up
and make big things.
Send for Our Large Weekly Price List.
! If you will .examine it carefully and
compare my prices with what you are
paying, you will be astonished at the
Send your order by mail if you
can't come. Orders amounting to
gio, without counting sugar, packed
and shipped free of charge to all
points within 200 miles. Our list
also gives our special offer on $30
24 Diamond Square, Pittsburg,
79 to 85 Ohio St., Corner Sandusky,
NOTE Our trade is five times as
great as any other grocer in Penn
sylvania. .".
"We must have the room, as our new stock
of goods -will be coming along in a few
weeks. .
tCO yards Moquette remnants, 6 to 25 yard
long1, at 75c, S5c and JL. .Borders to match.
700 yards Moquette remnants In pieces long
enough forany size room, at $110 thesa
goods are worth $1 60 to $1 75 per yard.
800 yards Axminster and Gobelin Carpets,
that have been selling at $2 50, reduced to
$1 25 a yard. These are not remnants, but
patterns which will not appear again.
350 yards Velvet Carpets at 80c per yard, reg
nlar price $125.
SCO yards "Wil ton-hack "Velvets at $1, worth,
$1 50; with borders to match.
CQ pieces best quality Tapestry Brussels
with borders, at 75c a yard, worth $L
627 and 629 Penn Ave. .
$30 WHY $30
Pay Fancy Prices
Tot your clothes when yon can
get a very Fine Snit made of Im
ported Goods for
$30 -dovWoodSt? -$30,
' . Je3-wsu
Hugus- & Hacke
Offer for-thls week only
Mousseline De Soie
Printed and Silk. Embroidered Jar
diniere and Pompadour colorings.C
Handgome new designs suitable for- ,
stree? and evening wear.
Our regular' $2 50, $3 and $4 . j
qualities, . .
See Display Corner Window,
Cor. Fifth Ave. and Market Si
Damask Table Cloths
In all lengths, with and Napkins to
match, in hemstitcheddrawn work, fringed
or plain edge.
Theie are John 8. Brown & Sons cele
brated hand-made goods, and for beanty of
design and intrinsic value are nneqnaled ia
the world. ,
Table Damasks
By the yard. An immense variety at 50c,
65e, 75c; 51 and upward.- Many -of thesa
much under regular value.
Excellent values in a line of "(Jermaa"
Crashes, Vl4cf Tforth 15c . ,"
Huck Towels at 12 worth 15a . A " -Damask
Towels, with bright, handsosasi
borders, 25c,. worth 30c
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Wash Dress Goods ;
Soia Du Nords,
India Cashmere Sateen3,
Century Cloths,
Madras Ginghams, "'
Scotch Zephyrs, Etc
"We ask your examination of special lines
offered this week at 10c, 12c, 15c "
505 and 507 Market St-5JgSg'tM
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