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consider the subject of a conference or the !
signing of the scale. At present we are
running our mill at Homestead in a wav '
that is perfectly satisfactory to us, but if
the time should come, and it is highly im
probable, that we should be uuable to
operate it successfully, then it will be a
question ot shutting the works down.
"Xever again will we have the least
dealing with the Amalgamated Association
in any way whatsoever," the gentleman
went on. "For 17 years we repeatedly
signed the scale presented to us, when, if
we had held together with other manu
facturers, it would have been the death
blow of the Amalgamated Association.
We are not opposed to organized labor.
"Ve don't care whether a man belongs to a
union or not. In fact, even now we never
question a man when we employ him as to
his religion, politics or his position in
the labor world. The one main thing we
require is that he shall be competent to do
the work we require of him. It is surpris
ing to me that the stories oi the numerous
breakdowns and consequent loss of money
should be swallowed by the workmen of
Homestead when they could soon get at thc
truth of the reports by looking in the mill.
AVe are having no breaks, more than is
usual in the conducting of our business.
"We, as in other business, frequently
hire men who are not competent. Some
times this fact is found out immediately,
then again it might take a week for the
right man to get around who knows what is
Many 3Ien Discharged.
"We frequently discharge as many as 15
men a day at Homestead. Naturally these
men have not the kindest feelings toward
us, aud as soon as they get out they give
vent to their views in telling most mon
strous stories about the great number of
breaks and the condition inside the mill. All
these stories are taken in and believed by
the men outside who are only too blind to
see. Of course we are not getting out the
tonnage that will be possible later on, but
we are well satisfied with the condition at
"How are you getting along at your other
mills?" was asked.
"At Beaver FalU!we have no intention of
starting up," continued Mr. Leishman. "It
will be a very long time before any work is
done in that mill again. At Thirty-third
street we are running as well as we ever
did. We are receiving reports from our
customers that the iron is the best we have
ever produced. .Not only in the material
better, but we are getting out the tonnage
as well. I suppose it is not known
among the striker', but a number
of our old rollers have applied
v for work and were refused because there
were no places for them. We are operating
the mill without one of our old rollers.
We are completely filled at the Thirty-
third street mill every position is taken.
In some departments we are overcrowded
and are sending the overflow to our Home
stead mill. The Twenty-ninth street mill
is improving every day."
Chairman H. C. Frick, of the Carnegie
Steel ;Company, visited Homestead yester
day. He was accompanied by Superintend
ents C M. Schwab, of the Edgar Thomson
Works, and Julian Kennedy. Together
with Superintendent Pottr and Treasurer
Curry they made a complete inspection of
the mills. This is the second time Chair
man Frick has been at the Homestead mills
since the present lockout was inaugurated,
about 11 weeks azo. A great deal of sig
nificance was attached to the visit of these of
ficials, and it was the topic of conversation
among the locked-out men yesterday.
Somo of the Wild Knmors.
The rumors of the past ten days of break
ing and injuring the machinery, disease in
the mills and desertions from the ranks of
the non-union men on account of the proba
ble early withdrawal of all the State troops,
have apparently caused much alarm among
the company's officials. This is assigned as
the cause ot the visit of the Chairman to
Immediately after making a round of the
mills the party returned to the city on the
noon train. Superintendent Potter soon
after came to Pittsburg.
Before leaving Homestead Mr. Frick
said he was satisfied with the present con
dition of the mills aud the work being done.
He admitted things had not been running
very smoothly, but that constant progress
was being made and in a short time every
thing was expected to be in good running
order. He admitted that there "Was some
sickness in the mills, but not enough to
cause alarm, or that there was more than
could be expected from the number of men
buperintendent Potter, iust before tak
ing the tram, said that the 23 and 119-inch
mlls were not running yesterday, and that
only partial work was "being done in the
new beam and open hearth departments.
He said a great many of the men were get
ting better and that the wort in the mill
was satisfactory; new men were coming
every day and that within a week he ex
pected to have more men than would be
It was reported in Homestead last evening
that the coming of ex-Superintendent Ken
nedy to look over the mills was significant
of a probable early change and reorganiza
tion of the managing force in the mills. This
supposition was strengthened by a conversa
tion between Messrs. Frick' and Ken
nedy on their way to Pittsburg, which
was incidentally overheard by a former em
ploye of the company. Mr. Frick is said to
Jiave remarked that here was need of a re
liable man to take charge of the 23-inch
mill. This mill is now idle.
A Probable Combination.
The theory was also advanced and enter
tained by many in Homestead who are in a
position to know that the Latrobe Steel
Works, of which Mr. Kennedy is owner,
were to be consolidated with the Carnegie
Steel Company's plants, and Mr. Kennjdy
would become General Superintendent of
all the mills. This is said to have been one
of the reasons of Superintendent Potter's
isit to the city yesterday. All indications
teem to point to some change in the direc
tion of the Carnegie Steel Mills iu a short
A Homestead business man remarked last
evening that yesterday was one of the
quietest days for the town for several
weeks and that he attriD'ited it to the re
sult of the grand jury's work. The Advis
ory Committee was not daunted, however,
and several new members are said to have
been added to its roll. Who they were
could not be learned.
Adjutant General Greenland is expected
here to-day, and before his return to Har
risburg it is thought the Sixteenth Eegi
mentwill be relieved of military duty.
The Adjutant General apprehends "no fur
ther trouble at the Carnegie works. The
Homestead affair will entail an expense on
the State approximating 5400,000. War
rants have already been drawn for 5282,
893 93 for the payment of the officers and
nien, commissary stores, quartermaster
bills, horse hire and incidentals.
The Governor's Estimate lltceeded.
The Fifteenth Begiment, withdrawn Jrom
Homestead a few days ago, is entitled to 11
days' pay, and the Sixteenth has not been
paid since the 9th inst The bill of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company against
me oiaie ior transportation expenses is
Cr.o ftfli J ,i n , 1 ...'
"-ii " viwer rauroau expenses will
probably reach 515,000. The aggregate cost
ot the Homestead outbreak will exceed
Governor Pattison's estimate about 5150,
000, owing to the long service required of a
portion of the State troops.
The Council of Homestead held a well
attended meeting last evening. The only
member absent was Burgess McLuckle.
The subject of vaccinating everyone coming
to Homestead to prevent the spread of cer
tain diseases was dropped, but it was
decided to continue the work
of cleaning up the tovn for the next 10
days, but as the income lias greatly
fallen off since the inauguration of ths
present lockout, it was decided to cut down
the expenses in every possible way. The
continued absence of Burgess McLuckie
Irom these meetings has created a sentiment
to have his place occupied by some one else,
and it is probable that Homestead will soon
have another burgess.
The Explosion Was Fatal.
Anton Letonio, the Italian laborer who
was so badly injured by the premature dis
charge of a blast in 'a Homewood stone
quarry, Wednesday morning, died yester
day afternoon at the Mercy Hospital.
VOTES COST MONEY
When Deposited in Accord
ance "With the Enles of
Baker's Ballot Law.
THE STATE MUST SETTLE
For the Expense of Building Suit
able Polling Houses.
M'EINLEI IS SURE OP SUCCESS.
He Eajs Harrison Will TJndonotedlj
Carry Kew Torfc
LOCAL POLITICS BEGIN TO WARM UP
"Besides being intricate as a Chinese
puzzle, the Baker ballot law will prove an
enormous expense to the State," Commis
sioner Mercer said yesterday.
The lobby of the Court House is, and for
several weeks has been, crowded with
ballot boxes, the panels for the voting
booths and other paraphernalia necessary
for holding the election under the existing
In the collection are 467 ballot boxes,
each of which when delivered in the dis
trict where it is to be used, will cost the
State just 53 oO, requiring an outlay of
over $1,600 for the boxes alone. Already
Controller Gricr has issued warrants for
510,500 to pay for the wooden part of the
election booths. The expense ot distribut
ing the booths to the districts in which they
are to be used has not yet been incurred,
and cannot therefore be computed.
Cost Money to Distribute.
"It will cost a good round sum to get this
stuff properly distributed," Controller
Grier said yesterday while speaking of the
booths. He could give no estimate
of what amount of money would
be necessary for that purpose, however.
The iron ground rails to be erected
around the voting booths at every election
district have not yet been supplied to Al
legheny county. The Commissioners have
no idea of the cost of the rails when they
do arrive. It is believed, however, that
the iron post of the election apparatus will
cost more than the wood or .as much
at least, which would make the out
fit cost when delivered at the Court House
"That, however, is only a part of the ex
pense that will be necessary to get the elec
tion machinery of Allegheny county in op
eration," Commissioner Mercer said. "It
will be necessary for ustobuild several new
buildings in the election districts where
there are not now buildings large enough to
accominodite the number of election booths
allotted to the number ot voters. For in
stance," the Commissioner went on, "the
Second district of Braddock has over 1,000
registered voters, and, according to the ar
rangement, that district will be allowed 21
Will nave to Erect Voting: Houses.
"We have just received a report that in
that district they do not have a building
large enough to accommodate that much of
the election machinery and a new building
must be constructed "there at least. The
Braddock case has only raised the question
of space and it is highly probable that
further inquiry and investigation will
develop other places where new buildings
will be necessary. The Forbes street school
house, it has been said, is also too small for
the number of booths necessary iu that dis
trict" All the apparatus and the buildings neces
sary will be supplied this year by the State.
In the future the county must bear all the
expense of the new system. The State tax
required to supply the new voting arrange
ments is collected off the money at interest
in the State.
Already there is talk among the politi
cians of having the Baker ballot law re
pealed at the next session of the Legisla
ture, but should such effort prove success
ful the election outfit for the State atf an
estimated cost of 53,000,000 will have been
bought aud paid for before the Legislature
CLTJB3 ON THE M0VS.
Two Will Go to Washington and All Will Go
The Board of Directors of the Americus
Club met last night to consider an invita
tion to attend the big McKinley meeting at
Washington, Pa., on September 23. A gen
eral meeting of the club will be held on
Saturday night to decide the question. The
Young Men's Republican Tariff Club will
meet on Saturday to arrange for their trip
to Washington, Pa., on the same date.
All the Republican clubs in Pittsburg
and Allegheny are just now arranging to
send delegates to the Williamsport conven
tion of clubs next wek. Lige Randolph.
State Secretary, is now at Williams-
port arrausrinr for the Catherine:. It is ex.
pected that 180 clubs will be represented at
the convention. It is believed that John
B. Robinson will be re-elected President
The following clubs from Allegheny
county will send delegates: Young Men's
Republican Tariff Club, Americus Club,
Shadyside Club, Eighteenth Ward Club,
Dalzell Republican Club, Thaddeus Stevens
Club, Heber McDowell Club. Bedford Club,
Union Republican Club, McKeesport; Ma
jor Montooth Club, Venitia; W. H. Mc
Cleary Club. John Uradley Club, Ton-a-luka
Club, Braddock; C. L. Magce Club,
West End Clnb, Major E. A. Montooth
Club, Verona Club, Verona; Central Repub
lican Club, Allegheny City; Chartiers Club,
Conkling Club and-T. J. Varley Club.
A meeting of Republicans will be held at
the Bellefiefd schoolhouse at 7:30 to-night
to organize a Republican marching club
and to arrange for a general demonstration
during the coming week.
WILL GO TO WASHIHGTOff.
The Conkling Club Receives a Silk Flag
With a History.
At the meeting of the Conkling Republi
can Club, of the Southside, last night, it
was decided to go to the McKinley celebra
tion at Washington,Pa.,on Wednesday, Sep
tember 28. The invitation to participate was
received from the County Committee of
Mr, Richard Perry, the only remaining
trustee of a club that participated in the
Garfield campaign, last night presented the
Conkling Club with a silk flag with a his
tory. Iu the Garfield campaign the flag
was presented by the ladies of the Twenty
eighth and Twenty-ninth wards to the Gar
field Club, composed of workmen in the
Oliverlronand Steel Works. Onthedeathof
Garfield it was hanged at half mast.and when
Guiteau was hang it was displayed from the
Southside Market House.
A Samuel J. Tilden Club.
A marching club, called the "Samuel J.
Tilden Democratic Campaign Clnb" has
been formed in the lower part of Allegheny
with Daniel J. Dougherty as captain. The
club is composed of about 100 members and
is drilling nearly every evening preparatory
to taking an active part in the fall fcam
paign. Democratic aiarcklng Club,,
The Democrats of the Eleventh and Thir
teenth wards last night organized a march
ing club with 40 members. A committee of
nine members was appointed to suggest
plans for organizing the two wards. .The
committee consisted of R. Ennis, James
Lardin, Captain Sicfert, James Whalen, R.
J. Daly, Louis Modispatcha, Willianl E.
Early, J. J. otain ana John lioggeman.
Governor McKinley Talks of the High Tariff
and Refers Incidentally to Commissioner
Peck's Iteport Confident of Carrying
William McKinley, Jr., Governor of
Ohio, arrived at the Union station last
evening on the St. Louis express and left
for Philadelphia on the fast line going east
at 8:10 P. M. When asked by a Dispatch
reporter what the exact status of the politi
cal situation was the protection champion
said: "I have only one opinion and one
feeling on the result of the election, and
that is the sure re-election of President
Harrison and the election of the ticket that
follows him. I don't speak as it is nsual
for a member of a particular political party
to do, but from the working of the Na
tional Committee and the results it has ac
"There may be a doubtful State or two
which cannot be captured, but I feel very
positive that those we -carried at the last
election will be carried this time, and there
will be a couple of additions. The Demo
cratic fight will be a hot one I suppose, but
I doubt it JNlr. uieveiana can carry jNew
York. The friendship professed for the ex
President by Tammany is hardly genuine,
although it might appear so to many fol
lowers of the party. Without the Empire
State I don't think that the Democratic
nominee can be elected."
Speaking of the arrest of Labor Com
missioner Peck, Mr. McKinley said some
body's corns must have been stepped on.
The Commissioner's report to him seemed
very natural , and only what was to be ex
pected. He looked for Mr. Peck to cause
considerable trouble for the men that made
such serious charges against him. The
statement made by the Commissioner that
the names he had were obtained in confi
dence should have been respected by any
Mugwump or Anti-Snapper until proof
positive that the papers were destroyed had
"To me it seems," S3id the Governor,
"that there was nothing extraordinary in
Mr. Peck's report to startle anyone, or to
draw therefrom a conclusion that dishonesty
was practiced in its compilation. If the
iact of 89.000 cases ot increased wages iu the
Stale of New York, influenced solely by the
passage of a protection policy, is such a
scare to free traders, what then will be
their position when 23 or 30 other States
show a similar increase proportionately to
their population? The effects of the Gov
ernment's policy have already been shown
in every direction, and even in the face of
the most extreme free traders the word pro
tection is beginning to rise up as a formida
102 THE CAMPAIGN-.
Both Parties Actively at Work Organizing
for the Fight.
The Democrats of the Fifteenth and Six
teenth wards held a well-attended meeting
in the hall at 3403 Butler street last even
ing. Among those present were J. Dough-.
erty, Alderman James A. McPike, Council-
men J. C. O'Donnell, E. Z. Wainwright
and Dr. T. R. Evans.
J. C O'Donnell was elected Chairman
and James A. McPike Secretary. The first
business transacted was the election of three
persons in each precinct of the Twelfth,
Fifteenth, Sixteenth aud Seventeenth wards
for organization and to look out ior taxes,
naturalization papers, etc.
E Z. Wainwright, Dr. T. R. Evans and
B. Weldin were appointed a committee of
three on arrangements to engage rooms, and
see that they were properly furnished.
Chairman O'Donnell appointed J. Miller,
James Killgallon, P. Sodders, H. Berger,
E. Z. Wainwright, Dr. T. R. Evans and
George Cassidy a committee ot seven on or
ganization. They were instructed to report
Monday evening, when the next meeting
will be held.
A meeting of the Republicans of the
Twenty-first ward will be held in Alderman
Means' office to-morrow evening. Plans
for the campaign will be discussed, and the
advisability of forming a marching club
will receive attention. '
QEBMAN BAPTISTS IS C0HVHTI0IT.
Eloquent Sermons and Papers Read to Quito
a Large Gathering.
The Eastern Conference of German Bap
tists met in the German Baptist Church
on Nineteenth street, Southside, yesterday
morning. The church was elegantly deco
rated and was filled to its capacity. Rev.
G. A. Schulte, of New York, preached the
The business session was opened. Rev.
W. Papenhausen, of Boston, Mass:, was
chosen Moderator;Jlev, H. W. Geil, of
Syracuse, and Rev. C. A. Daniel, of New
lork, served as clerks. Rev. R. Hofflin,
of New York, read an important paper in
the afternoon on women's missionary work.
Last evening Rev. F. Niebuhr, of Newark,
F. J., preached an impressive sermon be
fore a very large gathering. An interest
ing programme for the week and Sunday
and Monday of next week will likely at
tract many Germans.
The Mayors and Committees Will Arrange
for a Celebration.
Mayors Gourley and Kennedy will to
morrow hold a conference with committees
from the Columbus Club, Turners of Pitts
burg and Allegheny, -and Superintendent
Luckey to deride upon plans for the proper
celebration of Columbus Day. The Mayor
has decided that the danger from cholera is
nearly past for the present, and, with the
co-operation of Mayor Kennedy, will pro
ceed with the appointment of a committee
of citizens to take the matter in baud.
Has Been Traveling for Many Tears.
Albert S. Gillett, president of the Girard
Insurance Company, was a passenger on the
limited last evening on his way to Chicago
to attend the annual meeting of the direc
tors of the North Western Insurance Asso
ciation. Mr. Gillett is a very old man and
has been traveling on the Pennsylvania
Railroad since it was built He is a brother-in-law
of A. K. McClure, proprietor of the
Two Unfortunate Deputies.
John Smith and J. P. Rakestraw, the
two deputy sheriffs discharged by Sheriff
McCleary on Wednesday for neglect of
duty, were last night lodged in jail on war
rants issued by Alderman Kuhn, ot Home
stead, charging them with assault and bat
tery on Mrs. Annie Watson. On the per
son of one of the prisoners was found a
Coal and Iron police badge.
On Their Way to the Beformatory.
John Singer, 23 years old, and James
Murdoch, 24 years old, on their way from
Erie, Pa., to the Huntingdon Reformatory
for larceny, were guests of Warden Mc
Aleese last night The young men were in
the custody of the Sheriff of Erie county
and as there were no trains last night the'
pair wera locked up in the jail for safe
Killed by a Polishing Wheel.
Word was received at the morgue last
night that John Voelker, CO years old, had
been killed by being struck by a polishing
wheel in a machine shop in Allegheny.
Liberal Salary for Clothing Salesmen.
Wanted Clothing salesmen with first-
class experience. Permanent position.
fcalary from $20 to $25 per week, according to
nbillty. Address Bronner Bros., Buffalo,
TlW BY SURPRISE.
Board of Assessors Promised a Vigor
ous Fight for Existence.
FIRST HEARING IN BRUCE'S SDIT
-To Determine theegalitj of Acts Per
formed by the Board.
A HUNDRED PLAINTIFFS IS THE CASE
The most important law suit in which the
city of Pittsburg has been a defendant since
the Supreme Court with one stroke knocked
out her street improvement laws, had its
first hearing before a Master yesterday. It
was what is known as the Bruce equity suit,
brought by Paul Hacke, James McKay,
Charles Clarke, A. M. and J. B. Murdoch,
J. M. Shields, Mary Murtland and a hun
dred other plaintiffs to determine the right
to exist, the right to act and the legality of
the acts done by the Board of Assessors.
The hearing was held in the office of At
torney James S. Young, who was recently
appointed a Master to take testimony in the
case. Attorneys D. D. Bruce, George
Shiras, Jr., C. C. Dickey, W. K. Jennings
and W. B. Negley represent the legal
force of the plaintiffs, Messrs. Bruce,
Dickey and Jennings being on hand yester
day. Most of the afternoon was taken up
in getting ready, the only witness examined
being Phillip Hoerr, a member of the
Board of Assessors. The witness could
give comparatively little detailed informa
tion as to the making up of the last trien
nial assessment, because he was laid up sick
during most of the time it was being made,
A Vigorous Fight Suggested.
The questions fired at the witness showed
a'determination on the part of plaintiffs'
counsel to follow up closely all the points
made in their bill of complaint. Mr.
Hoerr complained of feeling unwell after
being on the stand for half an hour and the
hearing was adjourned until Wednesday of
It is evident that the assessors have b:en
taken by surprise at the vigorous manner in
Vrhich the attorneys of the other side have
Started out to win their case. In their bill,
filed on May 12, the plaintiffs made a num
ber of serious allegations and demands, and
ii is evident they intend to fight for every
thing included in their complaint
The claim is set up that the existence of a
Board of Assessors conflicts with the State
Constitution and that therefore the assess
ments against the plaintiffs being illegally
made by a body which has no authority to
levy taxes or perform any municipal func
tion, the whole assessment should be set
aside. If the assessments of these hundred
odd plaintiffs are nullified by the Court, it
will mean a confusing mess in the whole
year's city finances. But if the claim of il
legal existence is not allowed the plaintiffs
claim relief in other directions.
Charge Noncompliance With the Eaw.
They offer to prove that the assessors,
even under their alleged powers, have not
complied with the law which created them.
It is claimed that fictitious, illegal and ex
cessive values were placed on nil property
in order to give those manipulating city
finances to secure large revenues for use in
making extravagant improvements, and
that in making up their assessment the
board prepared their books without first
waiting until the county's ward as
sessors had submitted their report, from
which the law requires the city assessment
must be made.
All acts of the assessors in connection
with these points are held to have been
illegal, and therefore if the Court decides
the board a legal body the last triennial as
sessment was still illegal, and the city's
officers should be restrained from collecting
taxes under it. The attorneys for plaintiffs
are following up all these points closely,
judging from yesterday's proceedings, and
they are confident that, although the
Master's hearing will be a long drawn out
and tedious affair, they will win in the end.
The assessors, on the other hand, are
equally confident They say their right of
existence has already been practically de
cided by the Supreme Court, and that the
assessment complained of was fairly, legally
and properly made.
AT THE BIG SHOW.
Large Crowds of School Children
A monster gathering of school children
and out-of-town visitors took possession of
the Exposition building 'yesterday. The
little ones aud their bigger brothers aud
sisters had no end of fun with the merry-go-round.
The Nellie Hudson made her
hourly trips to the dam and everybody had
a tnrn. The band played as loud and long
as usual and got the same generous ap
plause from every lover of music Levy's
band will leave very shortly and is sure" to
The big show was as interesting as ever
and the exhibits looked fresher and brighter
than usual. The gas testing excited con
siderable interest in all the visitors. An
other large crowd of school children will be
Blamed for Causing a Fight Between Two
Evan Thomas entered suit before Alder
man McPike yesterday charging John Mc
Graw with assault and battery. The tn o
men are bricklayers employed at the Car
bon Iron Works. Tuesday they got into a
friendly dispute over who could lay the
most bricks. The result wn a contest, which
McGraw was very much put out on ac
count of the defeat and got angry. Thomas
began to tease him about it, and kept it up
until, Thomas alleges, McGraw struck
him in the face, kicked him and gave him a
KILLED TWO HEJT.
B. & O. Express Bans Into
Poles Near Bankin Station.
The express train on the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad at 11:30 last night ran into
three Poles who were walking along the
track near Rankin station. One of the men
was killed instantly. Another, named
Mike Kritz, was badly hurt about the head
and face, while the third man escaped with
a few bruises. Kritz was brought to the
Homeopathic Hospital for treatment.
The same train killed a track flagman
whose name is unknown at Sewickley sta
tion. A Fight and a Fit f
Among the other prisoners at the Central
station last night was James Corbett, not
the champion pugilist, but a namesake in
the same line of business. The officer
making the arrest alleges that Mr. Corbett,
in attempting to make a display of the
manly art at the corner of Sixth street and
Penn. avenue, made a feint at a hack driver
and the latter promptly took a fit, and
things were thus made, unpleasant for a
time. Both the hack driver and Mr. Cor
bett were arrested.
Will Meet to Dissolve.
Twenty-four members of the defunct Al
legheny lodge of the American Progressive
Association, the grand lodge of which is
located at Boston, Mass., will meet in the
Boyle building, Ohio street, Allegheny, on
Saturday evening 'to draw up papers and
make affidavits to the amount ot money
each has paid into the lodge. Tue assets of
the lodge will pay about 20 cents on the
A FATAL D0O PIQHT.
Suits by O'Brien May Clear Up the Mystery
of Cooler's Death.
A new feature was developed in the river
dog fight, in which John Cooley lost his
life, by General Agent O'Brien, of the
Humane Society, yesterday entering 25 suits
under the cruelty laws: The informations
were made before Alderman Braun, oH
Allegheny. When the fight occurred
Agent O'Brien was in the'East He knew
that a match had been made, but the
original intention was to go down the river
on a boat to Line Island, outside the State,
and beyond the reach of Pennsylvania
officers. On this account O'Brien dropped
the matter and went East on a business trip.
On his return the fight had taken place, and
instead of going down, the boat had gone
up the river.
Agent O'Brien started an investigation
and learned that the fight began as soon as
the boat was well under way, which meant
that at least part of the battle took place in
Allegheny county. He obtained a list of
people who had been present and yesterday
entered the suits. The persons prosecuted
include John Klein, the captain of the City
of Pittsburg; Jack Deeney and Gus Schnute,
who are said to be principals. The names
of the others Alderman Braun will not
make public until the arrests are made.
Some of them aro people who are well
known in Allegheny and in the upper
wards of the Southside.
This afternoon Coroner McDowell will
continue his investigation into Cooley's
death, and it is expected that the inquest
will give the Humane Society further in
formation for the conduct of its case.
A BAD SAY TO START.
W. Mclntyre's Position on Sunday
An episode has occurred on the Sonthside
which has given rise to considerable gossip.
On Sunday two weeks ago, it is reported,
the Rev. J. W. Mclntyre, pastor of the
Washington Avenue M. E. Church, Allen
town, announced from his pulpit that he
had been informed that some of the mem
bers of his church, who are also members of
the G. A. R., intended to go to the National
Encampment at Washington and would
leave on their trip on Sunday. He then an
nounced his objection to Sunday excursions,
and added that if they went on" Sunday and
an accident happened by which any of them
were hurt, he could "not conscientiously
preach at their funeral exercise.
This is what rnmor credited the Rev. Mr.
McTntyre with having said. When seen,
however, he said the report was not correct
He did talk about Sunday excursions, but
did not mention the G. A. R. or the Wash
ington trip, though he considered it a pro
pitious time for his remarks, as there were
so many people going to Washington. He
had added, he said, that if any persen go
ing on Sunday excursions be killed in an
accident, it would be embarrassing to a
minister to have to preach at his funeral
services, and he should not be called upon
to do so.
He Is Over Six Feet in Height, but Is Not
Edward Talbert, 21 years old, and over
six feet in height, was arrested last night
by Inspector McKelvey and Detective
Robinson aud locked up as a suspicious
character. The arrest was made on a tele
gram received from G. W. Baird, Marshal
of Frankfort, Ind., and in which it was
stated that Talbert was wanted for giand
The telegram was received at 6:33, and on
the arrivatof the train at the Union station
at G:40 Talbert was arrested. The prisoner
is accused ot robbing his uncle of 200 in
money and a gold and silver watch. The
Iirisoner is something of a gawky country
ad, and when asked for the watches by De
tective Robinson just as he alighted from
the train, Talbert produced them and tnrned
them over. When searched at the station
$1G6 of the stolen money was found on his
person. When intercepted be was on his
way to Washington, D. C
BUILDING A THISD'TBACK.
The Baltimore and Ohio Needs More Trans
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is to
third track its line between Rankin station
and Pittsburg. The railroad company
claims to have bought a right of way of 66
feet from the Hawkins heirs, when the
Pittsburg and Connellsville Company
owned the Pittsburg division, extending on
the east side of Rankin station to a point
below the Braddock Wire Works. The
company has hai a side track beside its two
through tracks laid in Rankin borough and
has only occupied some 36 leet of its right
of way. The improvement will hinder
business traffic at Rankin as 15 feet will be
taken off the bank and part of the street on
the north side of the track.
Attorney Imbrie, the Borough Solicitor,
will look' into the Baltimore and Ohio's
right of way through Rankin borough.
The third track is said to be necessary on
account of the great freight traffio from
Killed hy a Train.
At 2:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon
Louisa Snyder, 40 years old, in attempting
to cross the Ft Wayne Railroad tracks at
Agnew station was rnu down by a train and
instantly killed. Coroner McDowell will
Corbett Coming to Town.
James Corbett, the champion heavy
weight slugger of the world, will be in the
city Friday and will give an exhibition of
sparring with his trainer, Jim Dailey, at
one of the theaters.
BEAXJTJFUI. BEYOND COMPARE. ,
The Pianos at Klebcrs', 50G Wood Street
Tito mnslcal instruments Just received
and on exhibition at U. Kleber & Bro.'a
music waieroom?. No. 6CK5 Wood street, are
objects of deltgut and admiration. In the
presence of tlioso master works of Stein,
way's, Ccnover's and Onera pianos, as well
as the Vocation cliurcli organs, all other
makes must tako a baok seat, and this Is the
reason why the bulk of the piano and organ
trade is done by the Kleber Bros., for peo
ple know that no sharp tricks are ever
played at Klobers' and that thoy can buy a
piano for upwnrd.or $50 lower than at any
other music store.
EXCUBSION TO NEWARK, N. J
To the Gorman Catholic Convention of
The B. & O. R. R. will sell excursion tick,
eta on September24,25and26,sood to return
until October 3, at half rate.
Soiled all-wool blankets go in Frldiy's (to
day) sale; will move faster at prices put
on tliein than we can move them into new
quarters. Boogs & Bunt.
DELP & BELL.
Elegant overstuffed parlor suits in nne
silk coverings from $6) up.
Fine oak or cherry frame parlor suits, six
pieces, in slit, tapestry or brocatellc, $13,
$50, $55 and up aid.
bolld mahogany pailor suits in fine cover
ings, $60 up.
Folding beds for $10 and $12.
Elojrant cabinet folding bed $13.
Combination folding beds, $25 a ml upward.
Antique oak chamber suits, $15 aud up
ward. bolid mahozany chamber suits, $6 and up.
Laryo glass chamber suits, solid oak, $25
Solid oalc sideboards, with bevel plate
glass, $15 up.
Silk plusli or tapestry rockers, $3 50 np.
Silk plush or tapestry rockers, with arms,
A full assortment of all kinds of furniture
at low prices.
DELP k BELL,
13 and 15 Federal St., Allegheny.
-THEY WANT SEWERS.
Southsiders Want Something to Re
place Their Mine System.
A VISIT TO THE CITY CHIEFS.
BIgelon- Preparing a Plan of Sewers for the
THE! WILL BE BUILT Iff THEEE TEARS
The first step toward the construction of
a complete sewer system for the West End
and lit Washington wards of the city was
taken yesterday at a conference held in
Chief Brown's office. A' delegation of
prominent Mt Washington citizens had
been in attendance at the meeting ot the.
Pnblic Safety Committee to protest against
Chief Brown's ordinance compelling the
abandonment of the old coal mines nnder
Mt Washington for sewer drainage pur
poses. As the committee did not take the
ordinance into consideration, the delegation
called at Chief Brown's office to talk to
As stated by several members of the
party, the ordinance would be an injustice
to all those now using the mines as sewers,
as it wonld compel a return' to surface
1 drainage, there being no sewer system on
the mil. They argued that the sulphur in
the mines acted as a disinfectant on all
setfage deposits, and that the mines were as
clean and healthy for sewer purposes as any
public sewer in the city.
Both the department chiefs combated
these aguments, declaring that such a sys
tem ot sewerage was bound to be dangerous
to life and health sooner or later. They
held that a proper system of sewers was the
only proper drainage, and that the people
might as well build the system now as wait
for years, expending money on make
shifts. The result of the conference was that
Chief Bigelow was requested to plan a com
plete sewer system for that section of the
city, estimate its cost and submit a detailed
report to Councils. Chief Brown will have
a careful sanitary inspection made of the
old coal mines to decide whether they are
really dangerous to health and whether
there is any immediate necessity for aban
After the conference Chief Bigelow said
the Mt Washington and West End people
would have a complete sewer system built
inside of three years. "It will not be as
expensive," said he, "as many believe.
There is an impression that the main sewer
will need to accommodate Saw Mill run.
That-will not be required for 40 years, A
sewer six feet in diameter, built under the
creek bed, will be ample. Such a system
would not cost nearly as much as the
Thirty-third street sewe'r.
'The people over there say they cannot
afford to pay for a big sewer. If those peo
ple had built a sewer system and paved
their streets years ago, that part of the city
would have been far ahead of the East End,
and the property would have been far more
valuable. There is not a single case of in
fectious disease, by to-day's report, in the
whole East End, yet five years ago there
was not a sewer there, and infectious dis
ease was rampant all through the district"
HUGHS & HE.
the increased business
our Upholstery De
partment has been
greatly enlarged and
now occupies the en
tire third floor. We
invite an inspection
of this, the largest, best
lighted and best stock
ed Upholstery Depart
ment in this vicinity.
This week we open
our early importations
of Upholstery Fabrics,
Lace Curtains, Por
tieres and Drapery
Materials, many new
and exclusive designs.
We make a specialty
of Brass and Iron
over 200 now
play; high grade
goods, but not high
Designs and esti
mates furnished for all
kinds of furniture re
modeling and interior
Our new lines of
Seal Coats and Fur
Garments shown for
the first time this week.
Gflll. FIFTH ML M MARKET ST.
LOW IN PRICE FORKS.
The public is reaplni the benefit of cheap
silver m all kinds or Tea and Tableware.
Never in oar history has silver been so
choap, styles so elegant and workmanship
Wo display a beantimi stock this Fall.
'Superb Wedding Gifts.
E. P. ROBERTS & SONS,
FIFTH AYE. AND MARKET. ST.
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ABU XJYVT UfB ilUMk nvib
A boy named Limegrove was run oyer, by
a milk wagon driven by a man named
Shott, on Lincoln avenue, about 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Besides being badly
bruised he received a bad fracture of the
jaw. Dr. Rube attended to the lad's In
juries. JOS, HDRNE & C0S
PENN AVE. STORES.
Important in one way as the
New Silks and Dress Goods;
our wonderful stock of
All new in style, entirely new
in colorings and all at new and
very low prices.
In Plain White,
In Scarlet, 3
In Country Mill Made, ' 4
In Imported Scotch,
In Imported French,
In Best American Made.
In Cotton Mixed and in All- :" j
Wool and in Silk and W00L -
Plain work at 60c to elabor
ately fine patterns.
Buy them now and have them
made up ready for cold weather
a lot at 75c, worth 90c $1
quality at 90c;
A yard for the best heavy, soft
twilled, red or blue Flannels
ever sold at the price.
New styles just opened. .See
the bargain in these.
A yard for some 15c
PENN AVE. STORES.
THEY NEVER SAW
For style and wearing qualities. The '
gi.50 shoes are made of the best fin
ished Satin Oil Calf, solid leather
throughout, in lace, button and con-
gress, sizes 1 to 5.
charge you $2 for the
Do you see the point?
Boys' Leather and Rubber Boots,
best qualities at lowest prices, at
G. D. SIMEN'S,
78 OHIO ST., ALLEGHENY, PA.J
N. B. store closes at 6 r. x., except Satur-3J;
day eelT-Mwi j