Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 25, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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An Exasperating Time Witli
Tramps on the P. &L.E.
Which, the Conductor Stops Many
Times for Desperadoes.
While the Train is Side-Tracked at Alli
quippa Airaiting Reliet
A gang of tramps toot complete posses
sion of freight train Kb. 51, on the Pitts
burg and Lake Erie Railroad, near the city,
late Saturday night, and defied the conduc
tor or his crew to do anything with them.
The conductor summoned aid from the city,
and a special train, with a number of police
officers aboard, went to the rescue of the
freight train, which had been side-tracked,
and placed 12 of the tramps under arrest.
The more desirable portion of the ugly gang,
so far as justice is concerned, took to the
woods and escaped.
freight train 2fo. 51 pulled out of the
Cbartiers yards of the company at 7:30
o'clock Saturday night. Beside its regular
cargo of merchandise it had a number of
disagreeable and unwelcome passengers.
The tramps were as ugly looking a body of
men as could be gathered together.
They seemed to occupy every available
part of the train, and had become so nu
merous that the conductor could not, under
any circumstances, cope with them. He
and the brakemen ordered them off the
train several times, but they refused to obey,
and laughed at the railroaders. When they
were pressed by the trainmen to leave they
The conductor baw that he and his crew
could not do anything with them, and that,
if a fight took place, his men would fare the
worse for it. Kb blows were struck by the
tramps, but if they had carried ont their
threats with the coupling pins and missiles
they carried, the train and the road would
have been annihilated.
Several times the train was stopped. The
tramps would descend each time, and arm
themselves with rocks picked up from the
railroad ballast, coupling pins and other
improvised weapons of defense. The con
ductor would then parley with them for
awhile, but when the train commenced
moving again the tramps would climb back
into their old resting places and laugh at
the trainmen's efforts to oust them.
Conductors on the road have received
strict orders that no tramps be allowed to
ride on the trains under any circumstances.
This gang was beyond control, however, so
a stop was made at Alliquippa, and the
train was run on a sidetrack. A telegraph
message was sent to the general offices of
the road in the city, asking for aid. The
train was compelled to lay at this station
for several hours and await the arrival of
the rescue train.
Still the men could do nothing with the
tramps, who amused themselves at the ex
pense of the train hands by taunting and
threatening them.
Trainmaster Dietrich and Detectives
Cook and Irwin went down the road as far
as Coraopolis on the express. Here they
got a special engine and car and made the
r.scue run to Alliquippa. The major part
of the gang of tramps, and a number of
thieves besides, who are known to be work
tnc the little towns along the railroad, sus
pected that something was wrong and took
to the woods, thus escaping. The
long with the remainder; but, being well
armed and plucky, brought them to the car
and locked them up. The tramps were, in
deed, surprised by the officers and made no
united resistance. The party arrived in the
city at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Patrol
wagon No. 8 was called, and the gang were
taken to the Thirty-sixth ward station
house. Kb concealed weapons were found
on their clothing, although they all carried
good big pocket knives. At a hearing yes
terday morning nine of the fellows were
sent to the jail and workhouse and three
were discharged.
Detective Cook, who assisted in the cap
ture, last evening said that the gang of
thieves who would have robbed the cars
and private houses along the road (after
whom they went in particular) had escaped.
The number of tramps traveling over the
road lately is enormous, he says, and dds
that it is almost as much as a man's life is
worth to act as a train hand on any train
running between here and Youngstown.
The names of those sent to jail were Frank
Wagters, Andrew "Wheeler, Frank Kellar,
James Connell, Thomas Swaney, Patrick
Lynch and William Donahue. Edson
Grosbeck, Martin Atkinson, John Kelly
and John Smith were sent 30 days to jail.
George Moor was discharged.
One of the men, Matthew Shehan, had
over S18 in his pocket; a second had over
9. Detective Cook captured the thirteenth
tramp near the Pittsbnrg and Lake Erie
depot before leaving the city.
Finn! Arrangements Hade for the Cathedral
Tea Party To Take Viace at Lafayette
Hall It Will be Grand.
The gentlemen of the St Paul's Cathedral
Tea Party Committee met yesterday after
noon in the basement of the Cathedral to
make final arrangements for the party.
Father "Wall announced that the tickets and
invitations had been printed, and that the
affair would take1 place in Lafayette Hall
April 24. Father Mollyneaux and F. J.
Totten were appointed as general supervisors
and the following persons were appointed
various committees, as follows:
E. F. Houston, James Boyle. M. McCormlck
and P. C. Daffy, on Tickets and Reception: P.
J. McNulty, James Planner? and M. J. Dain,on
Dining Room; F. J. WeixeL Floor Manager,
helped by two assistants, to be appointed.
The following General Committee on Recep
tion was appointed: F. J. Totten. Tim O'Learv,
Jr J. C. O'Donnell, Frank MCKnight, J.
O'Neill. Jer. Dunn, M. J. McGann, A. F. Keat
ing, William Dougherty, John Bums, Con-Hor-gan,
Jer. Downey. J. B. Reilly, Frank McGin
nes, P. McGee, J. C. Curran, James Qninn,
Edward Kelly. Jr., Jesse Jones, J. B. Larkln,
Captain John Rodgers, Thomas Barnes, Will
iam Mitchell, D. Allen, J. J. Murphy. Dan. Mc
Williams, J. C. Robinson and C. F. McKenna
with Jeremiah Dunlevy as Chairman.
The ladies will have a meeting to-night to
distribute the various duties. The outlook
for a successful entertainment is very bright,
as many tickets have already been sold.
John Miller,. of Allegheny, Dies From the
Effect of Blood Poisoning.
John Miller, foreman for Huckenstein &
Sons, died yesterday morning from blood
poisoning. He lived on East street, Alle
gheny, and about a week ago cut a wart off
his right hand with a penkmie. The
wound bled considerably and he put an
acid on it. Last Saturday he became seri
ously ill and summoned a physician, who
said he could do nothing for him.
The deceased was 49 years of age, and
leaves a wife and five children.
Mnny Matter of Much and Little Moment
Tenely Treated.
SritiNG fever.
Burning eloquence Firing a poet.
A flipht of fancy A trip to the moon.
A sensational affair An electrio battery.
Vaju-coloeed dresses are the rage the hus
band's rage.
People who hold up trains will probably not
be let down very easy.
Colonel J. N. ScnooxMAKEK, of this city,
went to Chicago last night.
The man who sang of his home beyond the
C. must have referred to the D.
W. F. Johnson, of the Hubbard axle
factory, had his hand badly crushed.
Jail services were held yesterday. The
prisoners were not carried away with the
Cynthia Leonard says women have larger
brains than men. Borne women have larger
Evangelist Bailet addressed an East
End audience on "Mother's Influence" last
William Ktet will have a hearing to-day
on the charge of stealing a keg of beer from
a wagon.
Public parks presented a midsummer scene
yesterday. Every lady wore a new suit but
dame nature.
Beltzhooverites want Washington ave
nue paved, and they ask the city to put up for
half the expense.
New Yorkers refer to Andrew Carnegie as
being from Pittsburg. Many people here think
he is from Alabama.
Because Fred Grant goes as Minister to Vi
enna it doe not indicate that the young gentle
man is at all well bred.
Faith cure seems to be moving toward the
same headstone that marks the grave of tho
bl ne grass craze . NextT
TnE first campaign canard is afloat. Science
claims there are authentic cases of men made
drunk by drinking water.
Edward Lewis, of Lawrenceville, was fined
S5 and costs by Magistrate Brush yesterday for
assaulting Samuel Harris.
A BUGGY driven by Andrew Shields along
Batter street was overturned and broken. No
body hurt but the bucgy.
John Davison and Wm. Brown fought
about a woman.. Their battered faces will ap
pear at tne morning hearing.
That man whom an officer swore put his
arms around seven people, would make a beau
tiful support tor Emma Abbott.
Burglars broke into the store of Mrs.
Craig, No. 2519 Southslde, and blew open a safe,
but found nothing and decamped.
Messrs. Gersh, Williams and Hama had a
triangular settoo, when an officer came along
and called it a draw. Hearing to-day.
The Exposition is looming up beautifully,
and is significant of many things great and
good, instructive and amusing, this fall.
The police were notified that James Blondey,
the brunette cashier of Wallace's restaurant,
had disappeared with $23 early Sunday morn
ing. Arrangements are completed forthe first
anniversary of Acme Council 219 Jr. O. U. A.
M Wednesday evening at Odd Fellows'
A Chicago artist has drawn, with his eyes
closed, a picture of their Mayor. As in some
other cities, that ij about the only time he can
see him.
Louis T. Yes, there are sulphur baths in
other places besides West Virginia, and if you
write on both sides of the paper again you will
probably find them.
Steal would be fatal Since Pittsburg must
have a new postmaster, as the baby said when
it swallowed the mother's brooch, "Hits to be
oped you're pure gold."
Tve rode over too many a thousand mile to
give up my seat to a woman," growled a pas
senger on the cable, but the lady said he evi
dently hadn't got beyond the rood.
The Washington Inaugural Centennial Com
mittee will meet to-night in the rooms of the
Grain and Flour Exchange, and hear the re
ports of the various sub.-committees.
Levy, ihe clever New York poet of the new
school, writes with measure, but without
rhyme. Tnat is where he is behind some Pitts
burg poets, who can write without both.
Proceeds of a panic Rockefeller gave his
parson son-in-law a $300,000 dot with his daugn-
ter. and jnst 1,000 oil brokers turned uneasily
in bed and groaned aloud and dreamed horrid
A faiuier who wanted to use a report of the
Department of Agriculture for a scrap book,
has the thanks of Secretary Rusk, as he is the
first man who has invented any use whatever
for them.
At the club reception "Oh, Charlie, what
have you done?" gasped Mime, as a terrific
crash greeted that worthy's efforts to hand
himself another entree. "Nossin, hie, nossin;
only ti tipped the waiter."
Thieves jimmied a Center avenue cigar
store and walked away with $20 worth of goods.
This regular tobacco stealing looks like a stab
at the Sunday law, as it is well-known all
stores are deserted on th Sabbath.
More charges of plagiarism are being
brought. While they are at it wby don't some
carping critic readPoe's forgotten "Wilson,"
where he will find not only the plot, but the
striking mirror idea of Jekyll and Hyde.
Clara Smith was found lying on the steps
of a Seventh avenue residence, drunk and
dressed up. Officer Ketter disturbed ber
slumbers and Gripp sent her to join her num
erous brother, John Smith, at the workhouse.
George W. Miller, Grand Vice Protector
of the Knights and Ladies of Honor; B. Good
man, Grand Secretary, with a large number of
the members of the order, will leave for Bea
ver Falls to-day to attend the anniversary of
Beaver Valley liodge No. 12S8.
The universal American is going to be three
times as plentiful abroad this summer as ever
before. He will go over with the most rabid
opposition to the deadly tipping system, but
after being snubbed and insulted, neglected
and starved, he will prefer robbery and live
Members of local gun clubs aro drawing
closer together, and planning when and where
to shoot. It is said the bay at Erie is affording
grand dnck shooting. As for the fishers, there
are a few quiet nllsjnot many miles from here
that might yield to a clever angler 'some 150
trout per day. The knowing ones are not talk
ing, however.
"Owl" passengers on the Fifth avenue cable
will he pleased to learn that the man who de
lays them for many minutes after midnight is
a tall, spare fellow who crawls into the last
car at Washington street and sinks back into a
seat as if he intended to stay there. His duty
is to stop the lines and examine the cables
after midnight. He is like a fire escape, a life
buoy, or a Texan's revolver, he may only be
wanted once to do the splicing, but then he
will be wanted bad.
The German Workincmen Petition Jadce
White to be More Lenient.
A meeting of German workingmen was
held in Knights of Labor -Hall last even
ing, the object being to take action look
ing to the establishment of more saloons
throughout the city. About 0 persons
were present, and Henry Eeuter was made
Chairman, and Charles Treschel Secretary.
After a discussion of the objects of the
meeting a set of resolutions were prepared
for presentation to Judge White, protesting
against the wholesale closing of saloons and
requesting that he be more leuient with
applicants. The resolutions ask for the
granting of licenses to saloons' in districts
closely adjacent to mills and workshops,
and argue that they are needed in such
places tor the comfort of the German popu
lation at least.
They also ask that the fact that beer is
sold in buckets be not used against a saloon
keeper for the reasou that it is better to have
a bucket of beer taken home than for the
man to go to the saloon where he will spend
both time and money to the detriment of his
family. The resolutions will be handed to
the Court to-day.
Allegheny Gnye That Won't Gny so Bin eh
n They Caed to Do.
Boundsmen Johnston and Wilson, of
Allegheny, made a raid on a crowd of boys
who loaf around the corner of East Jeffer
son and Arch streets last evening. The
boys aunoy the neighbors, who complained
to the police authorities. Two of them
were captured, and will have a hearing be
fore the Mayor this morning. The boys
gave their names as David Boss and Will
iam Little.
The Pittsburg, Cannonsburg and
Wheeling Road Will be Built
Farmers .Become Interested and Are Giving
Tip the Rights of Way.
One of the projectors of therailroad which
is to go under or through Mt Washington,
on the Eouthside, from this city to Wheel
ing, necessitating a great tunnel a mile
long at the outset, is in town looking after
after some rights of way. In conversation
with a Dispatch reporter yesterday he
"The railroad is now an assured 'go,' and
Pittsburg will soon have another outlet to
the West. Theniatter is being kept very
quiet for the present, and the people in the
scheme do not wish to say much about it' to'
any one. '
"We have not much difficulty in securing
rights of way. The road will be mainly
built by Cannonsburg capital, and the peo
ple of the town are taking an interest in it
On account of Little Washington having
such a boom at present, with her oil wells
and manufacturcs,there is a growing rivalry
between that town and Cannonsburg. The
people living in. and around the latter place
think that if they only had a railroad which
would be an outlet both east and west they
would be getting some of the business which
is now being given to Washington. On
this account the farmers are giving us the
right of way without having to fight very
hard for it.
"The name of the line will be the Pitts
burg, Cannonsburg and Wheeling Raijroad,
and will be a competitor of the Baltimore
and Ohio Eoad between Wheeling and
Pittsburg. It will be an independent road,
and is mainly being built to open up the oil
territory in that part of Washington
"John Ewing, President of the Cannons
burg Iron and Steel Company,, is at the
head of the company, and all the other
stockholders in the mill are putting money
in the line.
"It is really the Iron and Steel Company
that will build the road. For years they
have had a great amount of trouble getting
their product to the markets. They have
had to ship it via the Cbartiers branch
road, and to freight for the West it would
have to be shipped in a ronndabout way.
The company got tired of this, and their
handicapped facilities injured their busi
ness. When they build the new road, stuff
can be sent direct to Wheeling, and will
probably connect there with the Wheeling
and Lake Erie. The road will be of
standard gauge."
That Seems to be the Slain Reason for the
Latest Stagy Article of Rumble and
Roar Mr. Hunter's Telephone.
In view of the present warm and close
contest for the chairmanship of Allegheny
Common Council, many interesting stories
have recently cropped out While many of
them have obviously been circulated only
for political effects, yet some tales have been
told which at least make interesting read
ing, and seem to amuse the principals, if
nothing more. One of these stories alleges
that it is impossible for a person, engaged in
the same business, which President Hunter,
of Common Council, pursues, to obtain a
telephone, because it might injure the trade
of the Councilmanic competitor.
A Dispatch: reporter, with a view of
getting at whatever interest there mizht be
in this lightweight thunder, visited the
office of the National Cement Company,
whose name had been mentioned in con
nection with the above rumor. Mr. W. B.
Enos, a member of the company, was seen,
and when questioned in regard to the part
which the firm had taken in this alleged
telephone transaction, the gentleman re
plied as follows:
Our company has a large plant at Wampum,
on the West Penn road. Some months ago the
telephone company removed the pay station
which had been located there. leaving us with
out any communication with the city. Mr.
William Klrkland, a member of the firm, ap
plied for a telephone from here to Wampum.
Mr. Metzgar, of the telephone company,
fixed a price, and, after we had consid
ered it we decided to accept What was our
surprise when we were told by Mr. Metzgar
that we could not have the desired connection,
for the reason that somebody in the same busi
ness (presumably Mr. James Hunter), might
be injured, because he bad connection by the
same circuit. Mr. Metzgar, however, offered
to construct us an independent -line from
Wampum to New Castle, provided we were
willing to bear the cost of construction. Of
course, we had to decline this rather expensive
Mr. AY. C. Hopper, senior member of the
firm, corroborated the above story, and Mr.
Kirkland could not be seen, as he does not
reside in the city.
In order that nothing partial should be
published, the reporter sought out Mr.
Metzgar. After hearing the story, the latter
gentleman smilingly remarked:
"There is very little in that story."
"Is it not a fact that many persons in the
same business have telephone connection by
means of the same circuit?" was asked.
"No, Rir; we make it a rule to never put
two men in the same business on the same
wire, unless they have no objections."
"Were you governed by any other reason
than the one given, in your refusal?" was
asked in conclusion.
"No, sir," was the reply. "I was gov
erned bv that alone."
Mr, Hunter was approached on the subject
yesterday afternoon by a Dispatch report
er, bnt the latter conld get no reply to his
"As this interests you considerably, your
name being'connected with it, have you no
statement to make?" was the reporter's
"No," said Mr. Hunter; "nothing what
ever. 1 have talked enough to yon report
ers, and intend to say nothing at all. Any
thing else I can answer for you?" he con
cluded, with a smile.
Mr. Pullman, tho Great Car Bnllder, Work
ing on n New Scheme.
George M. Pullman, the great car builder,
and President of the Pullman Palace Car
Company, passed through the city last
night on his way to Chicago.
He had a plan of something in his hands
that looked like a new parlor car with the
roof off. Possibly he is thinking of con
structing a sleeping car tor the summer that
will have a movable roof. What he wants
to do, though maybe he doesn't think so, is
to pay some attention to ine immovableness
of some of the statuary conductors.
The Police Chase a Very Suspicions Penn
Avenue Quartet.
Early yesterday morning Officers Brennan
and Miller, of the Penn avenue district,
noticed fonr men acting suspiciously at the
foot of Twenty-third street At the ap
proach of the police the men .fled, and al
though hotly chased, they all escaped. In
the course of the chase Officer Brennan fell
into a pit and was badly bruised.
Will Colonel Bob Fight Philadelphia?
Milton Weston is said to have engaged
his old Peoria friend, Colonel Bobert G.
Ingersoll, to prosecute his suits against the
Philadelphia Natural Gas Companv in
May. But Mr. Weston, when asked a'bout
it, before leaving town, would neither ad
mit nor deny the statement, ,
Fine Bananas Now Being Raised In the
Phlpps Conservatories In Allegheny
The First Crop Plackrd Yesterday.
The first bananas ever raised in this sec
tion ripened and were plucked yesterday in
the Phipps' greenhouses in the Allegheny
parks. About three years ago two1 plants
were put in the old greenhouses but did not
yield anything, as they did, not have room
to spread out When the new conservato
ries' were built it was found that the two
plants had increased to two dozen, which
are now flourishing. Several of them have
bunches of bananas on them, and others are
in blossom.
Superintendent of Parks Hamilton was
seen in his office in the conservatory yester
day, and in conversation with a reporter for
this paper, became very enthusiastic on the
subject of banana jrrowing. He said the
plants in their native soil only grew 18 feet,
while those in the greenhouses were crowd
ins the class, which is 28 feet high.
"Prof. Thurston, ascientist from the Cor-
nell University, visted our greenhouses,"
said he, "and said our plants were magnifi
cent I have had visitors here from Cuba,
India and other places where bananas are
raised, and they all said they nevei saw
such fine plants in their own .country.
These are the first we have ever raised here
because we did not have the room. I be
lieve our bananas are as good as those
raised on their native soil.
"The banana has been cultivated from
most remote times in tropical climates, and
serves as a staple foodfor a large number
of the human race. There are several
varieties of different flavors, but ours are as
good as any. Humboldt says that one acre
of bananas will give as much life sustaining
food as 133 acres of wheat or 44 acres of
potatoes. The natives of India live almost
entirely on bananas. They are eaten raw,
or cooked in various ways, and are also
made into liquors."
The conservatories are open on Sunday,
and yesterday were visited by several thou
sand people. They all stopped at the
banana plants and inspected them, express
ing surprise that tropical fruit could be
raised in this State. Several of the plants
have bunches on them, but they are not yet
ripe. The bunch that was cut yesterday
contained about 76, most of which were dis
tributed among the Councilman, and city
officials who called.
There is a fig tree also in the greenhouse
that will bear fruit shortly, and also other
foreign plants. The houses are filled with a
large variety of flowers and plants.
The Police Department Tarns Into Root Oat
Unlicensed Houses.
While the court is busy with the licensed
saloons, the city officials are rooting out the
sly drinking places called "speak-easies."
Two important raids were made yesterday,
one at the Point and the other at Hard
scrabble. Inspector McAleese on Saturday entered
informations against John Connelly, of the
corner of Penn avenue and Fort street, 'and
Johanna Conners, of the Hardscrabble dis
trict, above Old avenue, charging them
with selling liquor without license, selling
on Sunday and keeping disorderly houses.
Bdth have been repeatedly notified to quit,
but paid no attention to the warning.
About 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon
Boger O'Mara,' "Detectives McTighe and
Fitzgerald; with several officers in citizens'
clothes, raided Connelly's place, which was
running full blast. Eleven men were cap
tured, including the proprietor. They cave
their names at Central station as follows:
Pat King, Martin Derrick, William Ogles
by, Deacon Crowley, P. Connellv, Edward
Bolton, John Bichter, Thomas McGarley,
Mike Mullen and Joseph Foley.
About an hour after this raid was made,
Mrs. Conner's place was visited by the
officers, who arrested John and William
McGraw, Frank Bay, James Hurley,
Henry Grinder and Frank Tiramey, beside
the proprietress. The latter is a widow
and has six children, ranging from 2 to 12
vears of age, and one of the children went
into a fit of spasms when its mother was
taken away. The men arrested in her
house were nearly all under 22 years of
A number of those arrested put up for
feits for their appearance at the hearing this
Mrs. Conners was released on $1,000 bail
about 9 o'clock last night, for a hearing be
fore Magistrate Gripp at 4 this afternoon.
Her children met her at the station house
door, and clung, crying about her, making
quite an affecting scene.
A Fair of Kids Caught and Compelled to
Confess Peculations.
A clerk went into A. Eddis & Co.'s hard
ware store, 502 Liberty street, yesterday af
ternoon, and surprised two small boys in
the back part of the store. He called Officer
James O'Hara, who took the youngsters to
Central station. They had gained entrance
by an open cellar grating, and had been
preparing a load of plnuder which they in
tended to carry away as soon as darkness
The boys confessed haying stolen within
the past week 20 pairs of roller skates out
of the store at different times.
The boys gave their names as Martin
Flaherty and Martin Geary. The latter
belongs "at Wood's Bun, and was arrested
last week for stealing at the Market House.
Officer Bovard last night arrested three
more boys who are charged with com
plicity. They are Joseph Haney, aged 12,
and William Smith and Mike Joyce, each
aged 15.
A Minute Adopted by the Mnnngers of the
Domestic Training School.
At a special meeting of the Board of Man
agers of the Domestic Training School on
Saturday the following minute was ordered
placed upon record:
For the first time since our organization we
meet to mourn theloss of one of ournumbcr.and
that one the President the guiding and sus
taining spirit of the school. In works of charity
and mercy she was pre-eminently a leader
showing an intense ChrUtian desire to spend
her life for the good of others. This school
with its equipment and organization, is an evi
dence of her ability, and under her inspiring
guidance gave promise of the greatest useful
ness. We ourselves will miss her as an officer, as a
friend, as a worker, and in a spirit of Christian
resignation tender to ber family and friends
our heartfelt sympathy in this bereavement
Resolved, That a copy of this minute be sent
to the family of our deceased friend, and also
published in the daily papers.
FrrrsBimo, March 23.1SS9.
Tho Americas Clnb BnnqaetWHl be Held
There on April 27.
Proprietor J. C. Willson, of the Seventh
Avenue Hotel, has clcsed a contract with
the Americas Club for the latter's annual
banquet, which will be held at the hotel
Saturday evening, April 27. The club will
have the whole of the second floor of the
nouse lor tnat aay. -
In the afternoon a reception will be held
in the rooms and parlors of the hotel. The
dinner will be served in the large dinine
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A Great Denl of Excitement In Pleasant
Valley Dae to a Big Brate.
A big Newfoundland dog created a great
deal of excitement in Pleasant Valley, Al
legheny, yesterday afternoon by biting
every perapn wiu wuom ne come in con
tact John Williams -was bitten in the leer and
Georse McAleer in the hand. Several
women had their clothing torn. Officer
uoinns arrived on tne scene and put a
bullet in the dog's head, when it walked
away as u notntng naa happened.
The President of the Allegheny Val
ley Railroad Passes Away.
The Story of His Life, and the Business
Enterprises He Was Engaged In.
Mr. John Scott, President and one of the
receivers of the Allegheny Valley Bail
road, died yesterday .morning at his late
residence in the East End. The cause of
his decease was pneumonia and heart
Mr. Scott was one of the best known rail
road men in the United States, and was
generallyrecognized during his whole life
as one of the shrewdest and most heavily in
terested business men of the city.
Among his interests may be men
tioned the following: In addition to
being President of the Allegheny Valley
road, he was a director in the People's Sav
ings Bank, a director in the Mansfield Coal
and Coke Company, a heavy stockholder in
the Pittsbnrg Locomotive Works and the
Pittsburg Plate Glass Works at Creighton
station. He was at one time President of
the Pittsburg, .Virginia and Charleston
Bailroad, and a director in the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad. He was one of the projec
tors of the Edgar Thomson Steel Works,
and, until a short time ago, a member of the
firm of Carnegie, Phipps & Co. He was
also at one time a director in the Farmers'
Deposit Bank.
Like other great men of the city, Mr.
Scott was, to a remarkable degree, a self
made man. He was born in Pittsburg in
1831. His advantages were meager; but he
managed to pick up the rudiments of an
education. At an early age he entered the
wholesale grocery house of Church, Mc
Veigh & Gordon, well-known to the early
residents of the city, on Water street Some
time about 1848 he left the firm and em
barked in business for himself. He opened
a large grocery store on Liberty street and
his integrity and honest business methods
won him host of friends. He afterward tired
of the business and sold out
He entered the railway service as a clerk
a number of years later, and soon developed
a knowledge of practical railroading. Pro
motion became certain and easy, and he
kept rising step by step. In 1874 he was
elected President of the "Valley" road and
continued at the head of the corporation
until the time ot his death. ADout lour
years ago, when the "Valley" passed nnder
the control of the Pennsylvania road, he
was made one of the receivers.
The news of Mr. Scott's death was a sur
mise to his friends in the city. Mr. Scott
had been working at his desk tiro weeks ago
Saturday. About that time he contracted
a heavy cold, which settled on his lungs.
In addition to this an old heart trouble set
in, and he suffered terribly. He continued
to grow worse and worse until Saturday,
when he rallied. He continued to grow
stronger, and his family expected he would
tide over the crisis. Late in the night he
took a turn for the worse, and, despite the
skill of a number of physicians, Ee passed
off in a gentle slumber.
While the church bells were pealinz
forth their sweet summons to worship, and
the sound was wafted through his window,
his" spirit departed as peacefully as if borne
out on the echo of the chimes. He was sur
rounded by his family at the time.
Among his familv may be mentioned, be-
i sides his wife, his sons; John F., who is
Treasurer oi ine irittsDurg riate mass
Works and a director in the Masonic Bank;
Bobert, David Stewart and Charles E.
Scott, a well-known resident of Wheeling,
W. Va. His daughters were Lucy, who is
the wife of Dr. Edwin T. Painter, the well
known specialist of this city; Mary, who is
a Mrs. 'Burns, of Memphis, Tenn., and
Ella, who is still living at home. Hjs
father was Thomas Scott, who was at one
time President of the M. and M. Bank. He
was also a brother-in-law of the late David
A. Stewart, of Carnegie Bros. & Co.
About Christmas time Mr. Scott received
injuries by being thrown from his buggy on
Forbes street, near his home. He was driv
ing along when his carriage collided with a
buggy. He was thrown out of his vehicle,
and was badly hurt about the spine. He
contracted a cold at-the time, but recovered
shortly. Several of his friends think this
accident was the indirect cause of his
A friend of his last evening said that
there was not a man in the city who had as
sisted in more public enterprises than had
Mr. Scott, he was yet always ready to help
anything along, and to a number of young
men he had recently given a start in life.
The funeral services will be held at his
late residence Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock. They will be conducted by Bey.
George Hodges, pastor of Calvary Episcopal
Church. The interment will take place in
Allegheny Cemetery und will be private.
The pallbearers will be business associates
of Mr. Scott.
COO Women Communicants at St. DInry of
Mercy Church Last Week.
The mission at St. Mary of Mercy Church,
at the Point, for men, opened last evening.
The church was packed with the male mem
bers of the congregation, gathered to hear
the sermdn of Father Tremple. His dis
course was upon the lives to be led by men,
and he warned the younger members of the
congregation of the evils that beset them.
Services will be held every morning and
evening this week.. Women will not be ad
mitted. Last week there wire about COO women
communicants who performed the duties
laid down bv the Director.
James Heron mysteriously Missing for
Three Weeks Without Cause.
James Heron, of 46 Bobinson street, Al
legheny, has been mysteriously missing for
three weeks. He is a teamster, and owns
several horses. He had no financial or
domestic troubles, and his family cannot
account for his disappearance.
Was It Attempted Suicide ?
Dr. Hieber, of Penn avenue, was called
upon on Saturday evening to attend a man
named Parker, living at the corner of
Fifteenth and Penn streets, who had taken
a dose of laudanum. The proper remedies
soon placed the patient beyond danger. No
cause is known for the act, or accident,
whichever it may be.
Imposing on Immigrants.
Frank O'Kane tried to impose on three
Polish immigrants yesterday by demanding
$1 each from them to seenre them lodging.
When thejrdeclined to pay the amount, he
struck one of them with a brick. An Offi
cer arrested him, and Magistrate Brush
sent him to the workhouse for 90 days.
The Castor Cost Blm Dear.
William McGrudy got 30 days to the
workhouse at he hearing before Magistrate
Brush yesterday morning. He had entered
the house of Michael Kane on Saturday
Maonipicent display of new spring
millinery on Thursday and Friday, March
28 and 29.
Sixth st. and Penn aye.
George Owens' "Story of the Killing ot
Stephen B. Lee Yesterday Morning
Jealousy Was the Real Cause.
Charles Allen, the murderer of "Buddy"
Lee, was arrested early yesterday morning
by Inspector McAleese, on Wylie avenue.
Dr. J. Guy McCandless held a post mortem
examination on the body yesterday. Only
one bullet was found, it having entered the
left arm, passing through and lodging next
the heart. Death was instantaneous. The
Coroner's inquest will take place at 10
this morning. Lee's mother telegraphed
the Coroner last night irom Washington,
D. C, that she will be here this morning.
Allen was very quiet yesterday and would
not talk about the affair. On the way to
the station house, just after his arrest, he
told Inspector McAleese that he had shot
Lee because he had acted unfairly with him.
He did not know that Lee was dead but in
speaking of the shooting said that when he
fired the shot "Lee dropped like a beef."
One of the men under arrest is George
Owens, better known as "Longcamp," in
front of whose house the killing occurred.
He is very delicate, having suffered from
asthma for some time. He, it appears, was
really the only eye-witness to the
shooting and the police give him
a good record for veracity. He told,
his story of the affair to Detective Coulson
last night. He said that Allen had been
drinking all day on Saturday and was con
siderably worked up with jealousy at Lee.
Allen had been rooming with Owens, and
on Saturday morning took the latter's re
volver. Owens missed the revolver soon
afterward and took it from Allen who re
marked that he was "going to show these
coons something." Allen had been seek
ing a quarrel with someone all day, and
Lee went up to May Gardner's place on
Wylie avenue to avoid Allen. Just before
the shooting, Owens says he and Allen
were in the room at 253 Second avenne, and
Allen was sitting on a chair with his head
on his hand, dozing. Lee came to the door,
from No. 251 and knocked. He was ad
mitted, and when he came in, spoke to Al
len, telling him that if he ever went around
talking about him as he had done that day,
azain, he would make it warm for nim.
Allen did not reply, but, when Lee left the
room, followed him, and as Lee stepped to
the pavement fired. He then crossed the
street and started toward Mary Gardner's
when he was arrested.
Owen's statements are corroborated by
several of the other colored people who
were in the neighborhood at the time.
Pretty and Touching Services In Honor of
Departed Comrades.
The Colonel J. C. Hull Post No. 157, G.
A. B., held a second public memorial ser
vice in honor of their dead comrades, in the
Asbury M. E. Church, yesterday after
noon. Commander A. H. Askin presided, and
music was rendered by Miss Mollie and
Miss Bevie Owens, G. H. Brown and E. D.
Fuller. Adjutant O. S. Mcllwaine read
the records of the dead of the year, and very
pretty formalities were observed while Bev.
J. T. Biley repeated the Lord's Prayer and
Chaplain J. D. Brooks read the Nineteenth
Bsalm. Bev. W. B. Cowl delivered the
memorial address, and the ceremonies closed
with the singing of "America."
Four Police Have a Lively Time Arresting
a Number of Boys.
About 5 o'clock last evening Officers
Myers, Wagner, Cross and Kramer, arrested
Patrick Hennigan, Pat Tunney, John Mag
noli, James Donahue and Patrick Keelan
on Try street on a charge of stealing two
half barrels of beer from the Wheeling
Brewing Company's warehouse. When
the boys were arrested a crowd of perhaps
100 people gathered around the officers and
began to abuse them. Officers Wagner and
Cross were both struck with stones.
Edward Boyle, Thomas 'Godey and Gus
tav Meyers were locked up on a charge of
disorderly conduct All the boys were
taken to the Central station.
An Allegheny Man Gets Drunk and Goes to
Bleep oa n Railroad Track.
Jacob Weyman, of Allegheny, had a
narrow escape from a horrible death yester
day afternoon. He was dead drunk and
was asleep on the Pittsburg and Western
Bailroad tracks, near Madison avenue, when
Officer Jacob Snyder discovered him. He
promptly removed the man and sent him to
the lockup in- the patrol wagon.
Five minutes later a locomotive passed
over the tracks on which Weyman had been
Questions Worthy of Consideration Ad
dressed Church and school committees, and per
sons building generally. Shall we continue
in the old rut and plaster our ceilings and
walls with the same old mud we have been
patching all our lives, simply because it is
cheap? Or shall we use wood, which we
know will warp, shrink and burn, and
furnish lodgment for all manners of in
sects? Or shall we use our own brains and a
little common sense, and adopt the patent
metal ceilings, manufactured Dy A. .Nor
throp & Co., and secure clean ceilings, dura
ble ceilings, artistic and attractive ceilings
that are not easily damaged by either leak
age of water, or jarring and vibration of
bnildings? Send stamp for our new cata
logue of designs, or call and see our new
offices at' cor. Twenty-third and Mary sts.,
Pittsburg, S. S., before you decide these
questions. A. Nobthbop & Co.
The most exquisitely trimmed round
hats and bonnets ever shown. Spring mil
linery opening on Thursday and Friday,
March 28 and 29.
DANZIGER& Shoenbebg,
Sixth st and Penn ave.
Spring Wraps..
An unrivaled assortment of new spring
and summer long and short wraps, many
exclusive novelties, lace circulars and
wraps, beaded and braided wraps, lace"
trimmed silk and camels' hair wraps, and
a special line of light and dark colored
cloth wraps in plain and brocade fabrics,
the handsomest and most stylish garment
shown this season.
The most exquisitely trimmed round
hats and bonnets ever shown. Spring mil
linery opening on Thursday and Friday,
March 28 and 29-
Danzigeb & Shoenbebg,
Sixth st. and Penn ave.
Don't Bather With the Baking.
You can't afford it while you are moving.
It will ruffle your temper and waste your
time. Order Marvin's bread and cakes,
the finest made in the country. Our new
milk bread is just like the home-made ar
ticle. S. S. Mabvin & Co.
Magnificent- display of new spring
millinery on Thursday and Friday, March
23 and 29.
Danzigeb & Shoenbebg,
Sixth st and Penn ave.
Dress Goods.
Elegant novelties in black and white
effects, entire new designs in stripes, plaids
and checks.
mwfsu Hughs & Hacks.
Magnificent display of new spring
millinery on Thnrsday'and Friday, March
28 and 29.
Danzigee & Shoenbebg.
Sixth st. and Pens are. -
He Will Not Bold a Good Paying Position
Under a Repsbllcan Administration A
Deep-Dyed Partisan.
Nicholas M. Bell, of St Louis, Superin
tendent of Foreign Mails under the admin
istration of President Cleveland, passed
through the city last evening on his way to
Washington. Mr. Bell is one of the old
school Democrats who believe in "whoever
wins the fight takes everything in sieht."
He was the first Democrat appointed to
office in Missouri, his appointment being
dated April 1. He refuses to hold office
under a Bepublican administration and has
already sent in his resignation .to the Post
master General. It will take effect just as
soon as Mr. Wanamaker finds a -man to
take Mr. Bell's place. While at the Union
station Superintendent Bell, who will soon
lose his title, said:
"I have sent in my resignation and am
waiting for the Postmaster General to ap
point my successor, when I shall turn over
my office to him. I resign simply for the
reason that I do not believe that the'heads
of departments should be otherwise than of
the same political belief as the President
and his Cabinet As I am a Democrat and
our candidate was not re-elected, I do not
think it right to hold on, and by standing
in the way hamper the acts of my superiors.
"I think that Mr. Wanamaker will make
one of the best Postmaster Generals the
country has ever had. He is one of the
shrewdest business men in the United
States, and his new office will have to be
run the same as any large business estab
lishment "I think that the President and his Cabi
net will surround themselves with men
fully in accord with their views. This
means that all Democrats must walk the
plank, and it is perfectly right that they
should do so."
Superintendent Bell was accompanied by
a Mr. Pollitt, of St. Louis, who was going
down to Washington after Bell's position.
One Thing Money Can't Bay.
A very valuable illustrated biographical
work and criminal history has just been
published bv Messrs. D. Buchner & Co.,
under the title of "Defenders and Offend
ers." It contains finely executed colored
pictures and biographical sketches of police
chiefs, with the pictures and history of all
the notorious criminals of the country. TheJ
bound and can be obtained only by sending
200 of any of the pictures packed in One of
the Finest tobacco to the office of the manu
facturers. Henbt Tebhetden, the manufacturing
jeweler, No. 530 Smithfield street, has on
the way from Europe a large importation of
the finest jewelry and novelties known to
the trade. It will create a sensation upon
arrival. Watch for the announcement
You can't get the good of your electric
light nnless you have proper shades or
globes. The most complete assortment and
newest designs are to be found at Craig
head's Lamp Store, 615 Smithfield st. B
The most exquisitely trimmed round
hats and bonnets ever shown. Spring mil
linery opening on Thursday and Friday,
March 28 and 29.
Danzigeb & Shoenbebg,
Sixth st and Penn ave.
A multitudinous array of patterns and
colorings in fine French cballis, beautiful
styles, dark and light colors, large and
small figures, 50c a yard.
Magnificent display of new spring
millinery on Thursday and Friday, March
28 and 29.
Danzigeb & Shoenbebg,
Sixth st. and Penn ave.
Don't Bother With the Baking.
Yon can't afford it while you are moving.
It will ruffle voujr. temperi and waste your
time. Order Marvin's bread and cakes, the
finest made in the country. Our new milk
bread is just like the home-made article.
mwsu S. S. Mabvin & Co.
The most exquisitely trimmed round
hats and bonnets ever shown. Spring mil
linery opening on Thursday and Friday,
March 28 and 29.
Danzigeb & Shoenbebg,
Sixth st and Penn ave.
One hundked pieces black cashmere,
46 inches wide; the value is 75c While
they last will sell at 50c per yard.
Magnificent display of new spring
millinery on Thursday and Friday, March
28 and 29.
Danzigeb & Shoenbebg,
Sixth st and Penn ave.
Price, 25 cents, at all druggists.
pbep'abed bt
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109 Federal Street,
Corsets and Kid Gloves.
Corses and Kid Gloves.
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Hundreds of thousands of dollars of new
goods received this month ana they are still
' The Cloak Room has its full share to show
you in the greatest variety possible in Long
Connemara Cloaks, Directoire tight-fitting
Newmarkets and in haglan shapes, all in the
now cloths in spring colorings. Jackets with
out number, black, colors, vest front styles,
tight-fitting with loose front: Directoire styles-;
in Diagonals, Whip Cords, embroidered lap
pels, in Broadcloth: with silk facings an end ,
less variety. Beaded Shoulder Wraps. S23)to
$23, all extra good values. Stylish short man-''
ties, in black and colors, braided and trimmed
in passementerie, lace and beads. ,
Best low priced overgarments to the finest
and handsomest that are imported are here la
this Cloak Room.
Ladles' Suit Room is on second floor ot out
Cloak and Suit store. Stylish and nice looking;
Suits here at S10 to S25 bardly a limit to tha
finer and extremely elegant ones.
This week we will make a special exhibit of
Wash Cotton Stuff Costumes in Scotch Ging-'
hams and Satines. Also exclusive styles in
Tea Gowns. Certainly such costumes exceed
in style any former season's goods, and are per-,'
fectly proportioned and thoroughly well fin
ished throughout You certainly must arrange '
it so you can come next week to onr Suit show.'
Spring and Summer Cottons a world's con
cress of latest weavings in Cotton Dress
French Satines, 25c to 35c, Silken in finish
and more stylish in "India Silk" designs an
endless variety in the odd new spring dress
goods shades.
Henrietta Black Satines our greatspecialty.
Another year will see a wonderful rush for
this beautiful fabric glossipst of black, fast to
the last, no matter what the test while the
dainty white printings are in the simplest and
most pleasing patterns.
American Fancy Satines hard to distinguish
from the French, so fine are they and in such
striking and excellent designs. Prices lowest
here for reliable and best makes.
Ginghams No end of them; the stock Is
larger than a month azo, in spite of the cease
less trade. Newer goods coming in right along.
Scotch and Yankee. The best that each can
turn out, nip and tuck as to who's in the lead
of this wonderful Gingham procession.
'Twould take a convention of women from all
over the United States to decide. These Ging
hams have already gotten to Nebraska, Califor
nia and other far away places; they know Good
Ginghams out there, and buy 'em on sight
Samples are a great institution for the far off
friends of this Gingham part of the store.
That side-border idea in Ginghams is a tak
ing one. Hard to get up a tastier looking cos
tame, with so little trouble for trimmings.
Some ribbon loops and bows, and the suit is
Scotch Cheviots, strong and durable, for mak
ing waists and skirts and kilt suits. New, neat
Madras Zephyrs, also for same use. '
This is the year for Ginghams especially tha
dress styles that, we offer as low as 8 cents a
yard, 10 cents, 12 and 15 cents, in bnndreds of
designs, while the" 20 and 25 cent goods are ex
ceptionally fine in quality and handsome la
New printed Persian Mulls, fine and shear,
only 15 cents a yard.
Scotch Gingham Suit pattern, with neat em-'
broidery, 2 for yonr choice, a great bargain.
ed, the largest assortment ever shown, includ
ing the new side-border effects.
colors "and lower in price than ever offered.- , , .-
Special sale of a large purchase of wide
Moro hemstitched Skirtings Embroideries
22 and 27-inch goods, the largest variety of pat
terns. Extra wide flouncing Embroideries and
All-Overs, exclusive patterns.
New styles In Embroidered Pillow and Bol
ster Shams, matched patterns, also in Diamond
Trimmings, extra fine and choice.
Reversings and Yoklngs, very dainty and,
delicate patterns and at low prices.
Linen Torchon Laces, two under price lots, at I
6 and 10 cents; strong, well made goods, in do-c
sirable patterns.
New Oriental, Point Gauze, Point de Genes; ' .
Fedora, Platte Val. and Chantilly Laces, la,
white, cream and beige. r
Nets and Flouncing Laces. Embroidered?
Crepe Lisse Flouncings, in cream, white, colors
and black.
New Patterns in Chantilly Lace Flouncings.,
45 and 66 inches wide.
Silk Muslins, plain and in new ribbon stripes.
Spring Hosiery now in stock.
Ladles' "cabledje" fast black cotton hose,
ribbod and plain, 25c
Large assortment of ladles' fancy striped
cotton hose, 25c, 35c, 60c and 75c
Ladies' fancy striped lisle hose. 50c, 75c and
$1. All the new shades of spun silk hose. 75c."
Black spun silk hose, SI, $125, $150 and $175.
Fast black lisle hose, 50c, 75c and 85c Ladles'
hal cotton hose. 20c, 25c, 35c, 50c, 65c and 75c
Fast black cotton hose for children, in ribbed
and plain, including all the better makes, En
glish, German and French. Complete line of
hosiery for infants' wear, in cashmere, merino,
silk, lisle and cotton, at popuar prices.
SPECIAL We have ust received SO dozen
ladies' Swiss ribbed cotton vests, prices 20c
can't be eqnaled for the money.
As to onr spring stocks in Silks and Woolen
Dress Goods Departments there are additional
novelties lately arrived that largely increase
the already immense assortment to be seen
here plain weaves and fancy effects while in
French Robe patterns, there are more than
The largest collection of English salting
styles for spring wear we have ever imported.
Fine to. finest qualities, in French costume
clotbs in the extremely new and fashionable
Handkerchief Plaids a very late novelty.
Printed Challis and Mohairs also plain and
striped Monair suitings lust received.
Black Silk Grenadines, in plain mesb. Bro
caded and Satin Stripe designs, of best make,
now in stock.
The best Black Gros Grain Silks, at $4, $3, $2,
and as low as 65 cents a yard-
Surprisingly good values in Printed India
Silks. These goods have extra width and fine
quality, while the prices are very low.
High class patterns in finest printings and
newest colorings, from $1 50 to $4 a yard. Many
in single patterns. Exclusive styles, all of
Plain Colored Silks; Failles, Satin Rhadames,
Peau de Soie,Armure Royal es and Gros Grains,
Sarahs, largest assortment and best values,
Four extraordinary Bargains In Moire Fran
caise. $1 25 quality now 50 cents.
$1 50 quality now 75 cents.
SI 75 quality now 5L.
12 25 quality now $1 25,
Evening shades and Cream White SUk Fab
rics in elegant Satin Brocades. Fancy Paris
Brocades, Moire- Antiques, Satin Dncbesse.
Peau de Soles, plain and embroidered Crepe de
Chine, Faille Francaise the finest assortment
in any Silk Department
The Curtain Room and Housekeeping De
partments fully stocked to supply your
wants. Great bargains in Scotch. German and
Irish Linens, Napkins, Damask Tablings and"
Towels, Bed Spreads. Comforts and Blankets,
Crashes, Tickings, linen and cotton Sheetings,
and Pillows and Bolster Casing. Feather
pillows and ho'sters always In stock and mada1
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