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A Committee of Freight Agents Slash
Iron and Steel Kates
DOWN FUOM 20 TO 25 PER CENT.
Interesting Jnside History of the"Unprece-
THEI G1TE MK.
CAKKEGIE NO CREDIT
OH of the big gest cuts in westbound rates
on'articles of iron and steel manufacture in
the. history of the railroads was made yes
terday. Only once before, about eight years
ago, -when the iron rate to Chicago for a lew
davs was 2 cents, .'were the rates ever as
low as they will be on June 8, when this
latest rut will go into cfiect.
The present rates on iron and steel articles
from Pittsburg to Chicago are 17. and IS
cents in less than car and car loads. Yes
terday the Pittsburg committee of freight
agents met in the Lake Shore office and re
duced these rates to 11 and 11 cents to
Chicago. taking the Windy City rate as a
basis, the rates to East St. Louis will be 17
and 13 cents; 16 and 13 cents to Milwau
kee; 2ii and 19 to the Mississippi river
points, Burlington, Bock Island and Daven
port; 10 and 3 cents to Buffalo, etc The
cut applies westbound to all the points be
tween the Pittsburg territory and the Miss
issippi river, except St. Paul and Minne
apolis. - BATES THERE EVEN LOWER.
"From Tiiildtli to these two cities the roads
have to compete with the lakes, and the
rates are a little lower.
The new rail and lake rates, however, to
StPPaul and Minneapolis will be 17 and
21 JJ cents, a reduction of about 5 cents on
the all rail rate.
The inside history of this big iron and
steel cut is quite interesting. The immedi
ate cause of the present reduction was the
cut made a few days ago by the Nypano
Irom Xcuncstown to" Chicago, and of course
the other lines had to follow suit, as they
did yesterday. The Nypano reduced the
rate on manufactured articles of iron and
steel from Youngstown to Chicago from 13
and.15 cents to 10 and 13 cents.
Heavy pressure had been brought to bear
on'the Nypano and Lake Shore mads for
some time by the Mahoning and Shenango
iron manufacturers for a reduction of rates.
The Nypano is not in the Central Traffic
Association, but usually acts with the
NOT QUITE READY TO CUT.
Finally about a month ago the valley
roads in the Central Traffic Association
recommended to that body that a reduction
be made, but the other lines refused and the
matter was dropped. Afterward the N ypano,
acting on its own responsibility, made the
cut, which has become general.
President John Newell, of the Lake Erie
and Lake Shore roads, held a conference
with Vice President McCullough, of the
Pennsylvania road, on Decoration Day,
when they agreed to meet the If ypano rate's,
and the Pittsburg committee was ordered to
make the reduction. The Youngstown com
mittee will meet in Cleveland to-day topre
pare a new Western tariff on the basis of the
cut from that city.
The railroad men will not admit that the
appeals and vigorous protests of Mr. Car
negie HAD ANTTHING TO DO
with bringing about the reduction. They
attribute the glory 'to the Mahoning and
Shenango valley iron men, who induced the
Nypano" to make the cut.
The general reduction in rates from Chi
cago to St Paul by the C. B. & N. road
faiily took the wind out of the
commercial men, who had
je to thine that rates universally
ererrs rm as adamant Xaa other North-
Ktern roads, except the Bock Island, have
ft the cut. The commercial scents of the
, B. & N. and the "Wisconsin Central
were busy, yesterday notifying shippers of
the reduction. Some of the local, men seem
to think that the break in the Northwest is
only the forerunner of a general smash-up
in Western rates, and that it won't be long
before the Mississippi river rates will be
turned upside down. It does look as if the
Western roads are again losing their heads,
and the rate wars of last summer may be re
peated. A HAEVELODS ESCAPE.
Two Boys Piny on a Trestle and They Are
Overtaken by nn Engine.
A narrow escape from injury was made
by George and Harry Jones, two little
brothers, yesterday afternoon at the trestl6
of the Pittsburg and Western Railroad, at
the foot of Chartiers street, Allegheny.
The trestle is raised about 15 feet, and for
some time past many little boys have gath
ered there and bantered each other by walk
ing on it
George and Harry Jones yesterday after
noon were walking on the trestle and were
at about the middle of the crossing when a
freight tram, going at a lair rate of speed,
came around the bend.
The engineer reversed his engine and
called to the boys to jump. George did,
hat his brother was not quite quick enough.
He was strurk by the engine and thrown
from the trestle. Both boys, with the ex
ception of suffering a severe shaking and
several bruises, escaped uninjured.
A DETECTIVE DISCHARGED.
He Was Sned for Embezzlement by a Man
Who U In Jail Himself.
Private Detective J. D. Bander had a
bearing before Alderman McMasters last
night on a charge of obtaining money under
false pretenses, preferred by Perdinand
Klein, who alleged that Oauder got money
from him to pay for an oleomargarine analy
sis and used the cash for other purposes.
Klein is serving a three months' term in
.jail and had to be brought from jail on a
wniTO auena uie nearmg:
The Alderman decided that the evidence I
It intiiffininnf tnl ittnli...nl 1nnJA. I
was insufficient and discharged Bander,
A Stnlcmrnt Promised.
The Window Glass Workers' Associa
tion of the Southside met last night and
were in session until after 10 o'clock. The
matter of President Campbell's investiga
tion was considered, hut the officials of the
meeting declined to give out anything for
publication. President Campbell stated
that an official statement would be issued in
a day or two covering the matter in its
A Bnnd Reorganized. .
Jhe S. S. D. Thompson Band, of Alle
gheny, has reorganized, and at a meeting
hejd at 73 Beaver avenue they elected the
following named officers: J. C. McBorne,
President; Charles E. Thompson, Treasurer;
Henrv Leech, Secretary, and Harry Schaf
furt. Leader. This is the band which had
trouble some time ago on account ot the
Treasurer running away with the cash.
A Phaeton Not Promptly Kclnrncd,
Samuel Hook was sued before Alderman
McMasters yesterday on a charge of larceny
by bailee of a phaeton buggy belonging to
L. Glesenkamp & Son. It is alleged he
secured ' tlje vehicle last March and has
failed to return it He gave bail for a hf ar
A Large Check Remitted.
City Treasurer Denniston yesterday re
mitted to Townsend, Wheelen & Co., Phil
adelphia. S67.297.fnr registered interest dn
SatXhlir office .Tnnel. on fnnded debt and
'"Pr vement bonds'of the city of Pittsburg. J
THE COST OF DRINKING.
Assessments for Cllr WnterDarlns the Tear
'" No Decrease From Defunct Saloons A
The books of the Bureau of Water Assess
ments, showing the taxes assessed for the
use of the city water in the various wards,
were completed yesterday and will be placed
in the hands of the City Treasurer by
Superintendent Miller this morning. This
was Mr. Miller's first attempt at making the
assessment since his appointment, and he
feels satisfied that it has been done as well
as possible owing to the efficiency of his
corns of assistants, to whom be gives much
of the credit.
The assessment of the entire city shows
an increase oi 47,386 90 over that or last
year, although many predicted that the re.
auction in the number ot saloons, who are
good customers of the Water department,,
would cut the revenue down to the figures
of-last year, notwithstanding the growth of
City Treasurer Denniston requests that
parties sending for statements of water tax
will give the names of the owners of the
property, and it they are tenants, their own
name. Otherwise he cannot and will not
try to send a correct statement
The following is the assessment of the city
First ward t3C,259 00 S 33, Wo 50
becondward 9,919 05 33.779 SO
Tlilrd wsrd 43,376 2 50
Koortli wsrd 40.174 50 42,100o0
Kllthward 13,618 CO 16.M1 00
StXthward S1.-834C0 14,737 00
bet cnth ward. 13,22000 14,303 00
tlirllth irurd 14, 220 00 14.950 9
Mnttaward 18,637 30 21,088 00
Tenth nil 13.427 00 13.114 50
Klevenlh -ward S0.S22 75 21 OM 00
Twelfth ward I7.S85 70 38,864 50
Thirteenth ward 15,389 25 17.26S0O
Fourteenth ward 53.798 25 3 i, 736 50
t irteenth ward 17.272 3) 19.149 50
Sixteenth ward 19,541 25 24.067
Seventeenth ward 31,826 25 31,570 SO
Eighteenth ward. ....'. 8.61100 S.34050
Mneteenth ward IS, 203 50 20,624 00
1 wentleth ward 30,223 50 35,112 50
Twenty-flrst ward 19,959 75 24.223 50
Twenty-second ward 6,340 23 6,778 25
Twenty-third ward 11,877 60 9,977 50
Total! 510.043 33 557,430 25
WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN HOME.
Annnal Dinner to be Held Next Thnradny.
Iocuat Street, Allegheny.
The Home for Christian Women, 133 Lo
cust street, Allegheny, will hold their an
nual dinner next Thursday between 12 and
2 p. it. The ladies have been making
special arrangements and hope to make it
the most enjoyable one yet held, and, above
all, trust that the financial part will sur
pass all previous endeavors ot the kind to
raise funds for the maintenance of the insti
tution. The Committee on Luncheon is Mrs. R. S.
Davis, chairman: Mrs. Nelson, Mrs.
Walker, Mrs. John Porter; fancy booth,
Mrs. Smith, chairman; Mrs. Corwm, Miss
Nelson; ice cream booth, Mrs. John Arthur,
chairman, and several aids; Reception Com
mittee, Mrs. Brum, chairman; Mrs. Samuel
McKee and Mrs. Sterling.
A CONSTABLE SUED.
He Is Alleged to Have Permitted a Prli-
oner to Escape From Htm.
Patrick Clair, Constable of the Seventh
ward, was given a hearing before Alderman
McMasters last night, charged by P. Meyer
with permitting a prisoner to escape.
The 'prosecutor testified that Clair had
been sent to Homestead to arrest a man
named A. Brown on a charge of false pretenses.-
Clair found the man in a mill at
work, and after having a long conversation
lelt him with the promise that he would
come down to the Alderman'a office and
give bail for a hearing. Brown left Home
stead the next day and has not returned,
and it is said he went to Chicago to escape
Constable Clair made no defense, and
Alderman McMasters held him for court in I
1500 bail. -
MES. GOLDMAN YIKDIOATED.
She Wan Not Sned for Larceny?
' Been Aliened, Testerday.
The item printed yesterday in relation to
the case of Mrs. Libbie Levy, Sarah Gold
man, Jennie Novinsky and Mr. Levy, who
spent a good part of the day suing each
other for larceny and assault and battery,
made Mrs. Goldman a defendant in one of
The only connection Mrs.jGoldman had
with the matter was that she had the mis
fortune of being at her sister's place on
Logan street at the time when the trouble
She sued Levy for assault and battery,
but the statement that she was sued for
larceny and assault and battery was incor
rect, the suits being against Mrs. Novinsky
EDWARD MURPHI INTERRUPTED.
A Prohibition Meeting Held In Allechcny
With a Maslcnl Band.
Last night a Constitutional amendment
meeting was held in the open lot near the
car stables on Beaver avenue, Allegheny.
Fully 1,000 men were present, and the
drum corps feature that Captain Barbour
has added to his part of the prohibition
fight was used to great advantage. Speeches
were made by Eev. Mr. Beuly, Captain
Barbour and Edward Murphy.
While the latter was speaking one man
interrupted. Mr. Murphy answered his re
marks, and was content to keep it up, as he
had the best of the argument, bnt the audi
ence didn't like the disturbance, and made
the man who was interrupting keep quiet.
A PAINFUL ACCIDENT.
A Barrel of Flonr Fnlls From a Wngon and
Hurts Mrs. Mimm Seriously.
About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon Mrs.
M. Mimm met with a painful accident
while passing the grocery store of J. B.
Yoskamp, No. 1013 Liberty street.
Some men were engaged in unloading
barrels ol flour from a wagon, when one of
the barrels slipped jnst as Mrs. Mimm
passed. It rolled down the plank and
. ,,t ri ,. 1 , ,
(struck the unfortunate lady, knocking her
down, breaking her leg and otherwise in
' She was taken to her home, 144 Pike
street, , where she was attended by Dr.
. BENEFITS OF EDUCATION
To theIndlans Will be the Subject of n Lee
I lure Held To-Nlsht.
Ah adJfess under the auspices of the
Women's Optional Indian Association of
Tittsburg anil Allegheny will be given by
Mrs. Annie JJeKnight Eobinson, in the
First TJ. P. Church, Seventh avenue, Pitts
burg, next Thursday evening. Her subject
will be the benefiftsof Christian education
to the Indians asseen by visiting Bed
Bock, Ponca, Sissetoi and other reserva
tions. Major A. M. BrCwn will preside at
Slncb Ado About n Little.
Last night John Gable hatt a hearing be
fore Alderman Doughty on if charge of as
sault and battery on a minor Wild, Eddie
Ehinger. The information wita
Otta Ehinger. Gable is a barber
third street, and some boys werr
about tbe shop. One of tbem 'J
Ehinger's hat in the shop, her
and the barber ejected him.
costs, and the suit was settl)
Inspector McAleese '
The hearing in thes case
ernsthy, charged b'efor
Kenna with selling liquo
was again postponed pjy
week, by request offlnsp
MAY CHANGE. THE BASE.
Tbe Work on the Iron Makers' Scale Com
mencedA Difference ol Opinion Tbe
Commlttco is Fnzzted.
The Wage Committee of the Amalga
mated Assocaition met yesterday morning at
the headquarters, and were in session all
day considering the suggestions of the dif
ferent lodges on the scale lor the coming
year. There were several hitches on the
memorandum of agreement, and but little
progress was made. When the meeting ad
journed at 6 o'clock Secretary Martin said:
"We have got through with the boilers
scale, and that is all." He declined to say
what had been done or what wages would
likely be demanded.
A representative of this paper saw some
of the delegates last evening and learned
that several important changes would likely
be made. At present the rate for boiling is
$5 60 per ton, based on the manufacturers'
bar iron card. This may be changed, as
the base is not satisfactory to some of the
men. They claim that the price of bar iron
has been the same for years, and are anxious
to change it to something else. The only
proposition made so far is to change the
base from bar iron to sheet iron.
A discussion on this matter occupied the
time ot the committee all day, but no de
cision was reached. It is believed that they
will recommend the change to trie conven
tion, which i meets next Tuesday. One of
the members of the committee, in talking
on the subject last night, said: "Theremay
be some objection to the change of
base from bar to sheet iron. It will
suit the sheet iron men, but some of the
other workers may object to it The price
of bar iron has remained stationary for sev
eral Tears, and the men seem to want a base
that fluctuates. The price of sheet iron
chancres occasionally, but not very often.
I do not think it will make much difference
it the base is changed."
When aked if the men would demand
the present scale for next year or its equiva
lent an evasive answer was given. Tbe
delegate who was spoken to said the Amal
gamated Association had at one time of
fered to accept a reduction in wages. Tbe
scale this year will likely be the same as is
now in force. The committee will hold
another meeting to-day and may be com
pelled to meet to-morrow and Monday be
fore they can prepare a rsport for the con
vention. K. OP L. IRON WORKERS.
An Important Convention to be Held In
The Knights of Labor National Assembly
of Iron and Steel Workers. N. T. A. 217, the
rival of the Amalgamated Association, will
hold an annual convention in Chicago, be
ginning June 19. All members are invited
to be present if possible, and every local as
sembly, whether in good standing or not,
is invited to send delegates.
The following call from the National
Master Workman, James Mahoney, of this
city, has been issued:
To Locals Attached to S. T. A. 217, X. of L. :
The second annual convention of N. T. A. 217,
K. of L., iron and steel Workers and blast
furnacenien, will be held Id Chicago, June 19,
1889, at 10 o'clock A. M. The officers of N. T. A.
217 invite all local assemblies to send delegates
to the convention, as business of the greatest
importance will be transacted. All local as
semblies attached to N. T. A. 217 who have
been unable through the enforced Idleness)!
their members and other causes to pay up their
per capita tax and assessments are also invited
to send delegates to the convention, who will
take their grievances, so that the body in con
vention assembled may take action upon each
case according to its merits.
James Mahonex. N. M. W.
Wit H. Lewis, N. D. R. S.
NOT READY TO DROP IT.
Green Glass Bottle Blowers
Anxloas to Investigate.
Green Glass Bottle Blowers' Assembly
No. 6111, K. of L., met last night and
elected delegates to the convention to be
held at Atlantic City on July 10, Tbe
delegates chosen were D. A. Hayes, George
Kem, Tim Havey, P. Havey, Wm. P. Sin
clair, J. Hirsch, Louis Sahner and J. M.
Miller The convention will meet with
the Eastern District, No. 149, and it is the
intention to form a national trade organiza
tion of green glass bottle blowers.
The assembly appointed a committee to
deny the published reports that the bottle
blowers are satisfied to drop the proceedings
in relation to the importation of window
glass workers. The committee stated that
180 men were at the meeting and voted
unanimously in favor of going on with the
investigation. They said they had evidence
to submit, were only waiting until they got
an opportunitv to submit it, and they were
willing to go on with the case on the terms
proposed by L. A. 300.
Bottle Blowers' Meeting.
L. A. 6111, K. ot L., composed of bottle
blowers, met last night, as announced yes
terday. The investigation of the charges
against the officials of the Window Glass
Workers' Association was discussed, and
the assembly decided to keep hands off. If
any law has been violated, they believe the
guiltv persons should be punished, but will
not take any active part in the investigation
as it is now being conducted.
A SPECIAL meeting of L. A. 2916, K. of L.,
composed of brickmakers, will be held on Mon
day evening. Some important business is to be
' Master Workman Ross, of D. A 3, K. of
L., has been to Philadelphia and has explained
the charges against him. He proposes to have
tbe persons who trumped up the charges ex
pelled from the order.
The General Executive Board of tbe Knights
of Labor nave ordered 1.000,000 copies of tbe
declaration of principles of the order, which
will be distributed among the Frenoh working
people at the Paris Exposition.
Members of Allegheny Common .Council
Charged With Corruption.
Special meetings of both branches of Al
legheny Councils were held last night. In
Select Councils only routine business was
In Common Councils Mr. Hartman pre
sented a resolution in regard to statements
made referring to acts of corruption by
members of Common Council in the election
lor cnairman oi tnat orancu, ana pro
viding for the appointment of a committee
ot three to investigate and report. The res
olution was adopted.
JOHN WILSON DIED.
The Man Who Wns Stabbed April24 Suc
cumbed at the Hospital.
The Coroner yesterday afternoon im
panneled a jury and viewed the remains of
John Wilson, the man who was stabbed on
April 24 by Andrew Heiser and died at the
St. Francis Hospital yesterday. v
Drs. Staub, Johnson and Davis were ap
pointed to make a post mortem examination
and report to the Coroner's jnry at 10 o'clock
this morning, to which time the inquest was
adjourned. Heiser is in jail.
The question 'Does ' Prohibition Pro
hibit?" formed the theme for debate of the
Washington Colored Literary Clnb, of
Lawrenceville, last night. George Kean
argued for the affirmative and John Brown
for the negative The decision was award
ed in favor of the affirmative after an
A Disorderly Quintet.
John Devlin, Annie Parker, John Da
rant, Mary and Sadie Durant were drunk
'and acting disorderly in a house on Old ave
nue last night, and Utncer Maxwell arrested
itm all. They were taken to Central sta-
u. - ' I-
GRAY'S GOODLY GIFTS
How Donations Will be Used and a
Technical Point in the Will.
WILL IT BE NOTICED BY THE HEIRS?
Allegheny Hospital and Other Institutions
Will fare Most Advantageously.
THE F0EMER "BOON TO BE ENLARGED
Two weeks-from to-day the administrators
of the estate of the late Captain Eichard C.
Gray will deliver the bequests named in
his will to the different charitable institu
tions in the two cities.
Each of the following institutions will re
ceive ?5,000: Homeopathic Hospital, Pitts
burg; Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburg.
The Allegheny General Hospital was the
most fortunate in the bequests of Captain
Ex-Mayor Louis Peterson, one of the
Board of Directors, was seen and asked in
what manner the money would be nsed to
further the interests ot the institution.
"I had not been apprised," said he, "of
the fact that the early distribution of Cap
tain Gray's bequests -would take place, and
I really do not know to what use our share
will be put. There is one point in the mat
ter which is especially commendable, and
that is the action of the heirs, etc., of the
THEY TTEBE MAGHANIMOUS.
"If the park people wished.siby could
have claimed every cent of the $20,000 be
queathed to us, as in accordance with the
act of Assembly the document wasillegally
drawn np. The act requires that all wills
bequeathing anything to charitable institu
tions shall be witnessed by two repatable
persons. In this case there were no wit
nesses. Therefore the beneficiaries of the
deceased could have claimed and legally se
cured our gift However, they have as
serted to me that nothing of the kind will
be done, and the original bequests; will be
carried out to the letter. This is verv gen
erous, and shows a kindly spirit on the part
of the beneficiaries.
"As to what we will do with the money,
I haven't given it much thought, but we
have a mortgage indebtedness of 525,000
which I would lik to see liquidated, and
perhaps this money may go toward that
"To my mind, I think that the money
should be used in the erection of something
which would serve as a" testimonial to the
memory ot Captain Gray."
Secretary Patterson, of tbe hospital, said
that the debt was still hanging over the
hospital. Another thing was that they need
more room, and the enlargement of the
place is probable.
The share of the estate arising from the
residuum fund, given to the Allegheny
General Hospital, according to the pro
visions of tbe will, is to go into the endow
ment fund of the institution and the interest
to be applied to the general maintenance of
the institution. After the death of J. C.
Gray his share ($10,000) of the estate will
also descend to the same institution.
THE HOMEOPATHIC SHAEE.
As to the $8,000 left the Homeopathic
Hospital, Dr. J. H. McClelland said: "Ac
cording to an act of Assembly, all be
quests to the hospitaUmust go into an en
dowment fund whicKfias been established.
This can never be touched in any way, fur
ther than the using of its interest for the
maintenance of the patients and hospital.
The Home for Incurables, Butler street.
near Fifty-fifth street, will receive 55,000.
MissPressly, president of the institution,
when seen b'v a Dispatch reporter vester-
day in regard to what would be done with
the money, was verv reticent op the subject,
as she said they had not yet received 'it
However, she said that when the money
was received the wishes of the friends of the
donor wonld be consulted, and il they had
no desired disposition to make of it the
Board of Managers wonld act upon it. A
plan that has been discussed favorably is to
endow a bed, the sum being just the re
quired amount. It is thought that in this
way it would do the most good, and be a
lasting monument to the generosity of the
The Home for Christian Women, formerly
called the Sheltering Arms' Society, 133
Locust street, Allegheny, will receive $5,000.
For the present the sum will be invested to
the best advantage possible, until such a
time as the institution is ready to rebuild,
which is proposed in the near future. The
above plan is not definitely decided on yet,
bnt it seems to be the most favorable one
The West Penn Hospital will receive
(5,000, which will be invested as an addi
tion to the endowment fund.
The Colored Orphan Asylum, Greenwood
avenue and Ohio street, Allegheny, will re
ceive 55,000. The sum will, for the present,
bei nvested to the best advantage possible, as
an addition to the endowment fund.
Among the other beneficiaries are the Al
legheny Ladies' ltelier Society; Colored
Orphan Society, Allegheny; Western Penn
sylvania Institute lor the'Deaf and Dumb,
Wilkinsburg; Association for the Improve
ment of the Poor, Pittsburg; Old Men's and
Women's Home, Home for Incurables,
Sheltering Arms, Board of Home Missions,
Young Men's Church Association, Poor of
the First Presbyterian Church. Allegheny:
and Old Ladies' Home. All of which will
use the generous gift to tbe best advantage
IT WAS QIWE NOVEL '
The Entertainment olthe Old Woman Wbo
Lived Iin Shoe.
Mother Merryheart's Picnic, "The Old
Woman Who Lived in the Shoe," at the
Eighth Street B. P Church last evening,
the proceeds of which go to Amendment
work, was successltillin a financial war, and
doubly so as a menni of enjoyment. The 21
rpeeches, songs, choruses, colloquies, recita
tions, marches, etc.; .which formed the pro
gramme, were all giten and the satisfaction
of adults was onlv s upassed by the delight
of the junior portion.
The youngsters showed that they appre
ciated the spirit of J the performances and
each performer evidently felt obliged to do his
or her best both in song and character repre
sentation. . FATHER HIC'fcEY TO REMAIN
Iu Brnddock and Jfot Tnho Charge of Sr.
The report that llev. Father Hickey con
templated removing to St. Peter's, Alle
gheny, is denied by intimate friends of the
reverend gentlenaan. Neither is Father
Hickey so ill as (o be unable to attend to
his duties. '
His physician las advised Jrim to taken
rest, and suggested the Buffalo Lythia
Springs, of Virginia, as a verv desirable
place for the putpose, and it is probabie
that Father Hipkey may go, should he be
able to procure;Some priest to take his place
during his absence and obtain the permis
sion irom the Eight Rer. Bishop to make
A Boy Plnys With n Cnnnon.
George Edkerman, 12 years of age, was
severely burned about' the face and hands
yesterday iifternoon while attempting to
shoot off ajlittle cannon in the yard of his
parents, oil Thirty-ninth street. Simulta
neously with the cannon's explosion was the
combustion of a small paper containing
powder, Iwhich the lad was holding.
The Park to be Improved.
Thecontractor will begin the work of
nuttinfe in a new curb around the Second
avenile park next Monday. '
SATTJBDAY, JTJttE A 1,
LIVING IN STYLE.
The American Delegates to Samoan Con
ference Are Having n Good Time at
Berlin They Are Invited Oat
( Frequently Good Dinners
nnd Fine Wines.
Beelet, May 31. In addition to the
hard work which the American Commis
sioners to the Samoan Conference lay out
themselves each day they are obliged to
give np considerable time to' social
duties in the gay German capital,
and every night wlien they are
not entertaining guests at their rooms at the
Kaiserhoff, they are sure to be at some din
ner given in their honor by some distin
guished resident of Berlin. During the
past week two notable dinners were given
for them, the first on Wednesday by Sir
-uuwnrd Jnaiet, the .English ambassador, ana
the other on Friday night, when Count von
Holstein, one of the German Secretaries ot
State, gave some of them a banquet, which,
for menu, wines and the character of its'
guests, is said never to have been equalled
. The winej.were of the rarest vintages, and
indeed most of them are unpurchaseaole
now. Among the guests were Count Wal
dersee (Von Moltke's successor). Count von
wedell, the Emperor's Aide, Mr. William
Walter Phelps, Mr. Kasson, Count Fulen
berg, and many other representatives of
political and social rank. Count von Hol
stein visited the United States some 30 years
ago, and was then vit kindly received by
friends of Mr. Phelps that he has been most
lavish in his hospitality here to that gen
tleman nnd his colleagues during their stay.
The American delegation occupies an en
tire floor of the Kaiserhof Hotel. Each
member has his private bedroom and work
ing room adjoining, and in the center of the
suite is a large and Handsomely furnished
room which, during the day, is used as a re
ception room for formal visitors and in the
evening as a common dining room. The
workroom of each commissioner is besieged
day and night by newspaper men represent
ing London and American journals, bnt
thus far their success in gettings news of the
proceedings of the commission has been con
fined to what they have been able to get in
the form ot indignant denials from the Ger
mans. ALLEGHENY C0UNCIL.S
The Crosslown Railway Ordinance Adopted
A DIscokiIoo to Give Councils Qloro
Power, In Vain.
In Allegheny Common Council last night
considerable buiness wasdisposed of. Upon
the call of wards the following papers were
presented and referred to the proper com
mittees: Petitions for a water main on Marion street:
to establish the grade of Arch street exten
sion: water pipe on Knox street; vacating Hill
street; for water troughs on main streets of tbe
eity; gis lamp on Nixon street: grading
Margaret street; sewer on Laurel alley; steps
on Stephen street; ordinances granting H. v.
Allien the right to erect a frame warenouse on
Ohio street; granting Pittsburg Union Passen
ger Railway Company right of way over
certain streets; grading, paving and curbing
Resolutions for tbe repaying of Isabella
street; cas lamp on Sillier street: invitmetbe
Thomas A Armstrong Monument Committee
to locate the monument in the park; crossing
onBtdwell street; sewer on Howard street.
Plan of lots in the Second ward.
Mr. McDonald presented a remonstrance
against tbe Crosstown Railway ordinance,
signed by the property holders on Montgomery
Mr. Hox presented the report of the Street
Railway Committee, recommending the
adoption of the Crosstown Railway ordi
nance as amended in committee.
Mr. Parke said that he would like to ask
about the clause delegating the power to
the. Street Railway Committee to approve
any alteration that the company may make
in the system of electric motor power here
after. He said that it was a new thing to
give a committee such power.
President Hunter said that it was always
customary to give a committee such power,
relerrinc to the Water Committee approv
ing machinery, etc
Mr. McKirdy offered an amendment sub
stituting the irord "and" for "or" in the
line, "as may be approved hereafter bv
the Committee on Street Railways or Coun
cils." Mr. McDonald amended the amendment
by striking out all reference to the commit
tee and leaving it all to Councils.
A discussion ensued on the amendments,
in which Messrs. McDonald, Drum, Mc
Kirdy, Hox, Dahlinger and President
Hunter took part. Tbe amended amend
ment was put to vote and lost The ordi
nance was then adopted by a vote of 32
ayes to 10 noes. Those voting no were
Messrs. Buente, Drum, Knox, McDonald,
McKirdy, Rynd, Simon, Stemmler, Thomas
Ordinances were passed anthorizing the
grading of Hollinger alley and Colorado
street. The action of Select Conncil was
concurred with in approving plans of lots
in the Tenth and Eleventh wards and adopt
ing resolutions instructing the Committee
on Gas to advertise for proposals for an
electric light plant for the city and instruct
ing the City Engineer-to prepare plans for
tunneling for two tracks from Strawberry
alley to the corner of Cedar avenue and
AN INDIAN-EATING SNAKE.
A Flfly-Foot Serpent, Which Swallowed n
Canoe, Surprises a Traveler.
They were discussing snake-stories in the
postoffice the other evening, says the Kew
beiryf Mich., Independent, and, when every
one had told his best, Doo Ingalls pulled
down the slides and then let off tbe follow
ing true story:
t ,Whcn I was in Tennessee last winter I
went hunting in the mountains, where I got
lost, traveled around all day until, tired
out, I sat down on a log to rest. Alter
sitting there a white I thought the log
moved, and jumped up and examined. I
found, to my unspeakable amazement, that
it wns a large snake. I ran about' CO yards
and fire'd at it, but the ball glanced off
without hurting the snake. The monstrous
reptile raised its head ui about 50 leet, but
I soon had another load in my gun, and
this time aimed at the smooth place around
the neck, where there seemed to be no
scales. This made the su.ilce awfully sick,
aud it spewed up a canoe and nine
Tbe Humors About General Freight Agent
General Freight Agent Cromlicb, of the
Pittsburg and Western Railroad, has been
much annoyed by the repeated rumors of
his alleged resignation. He authorizes the
statement thut he has not resigned, and does
not intend to. That ought to settle it.
A Poor Bonrdlnc House.
From the New York t eekly.l
Miss De Pink I will be so glad when
George and I are married and he can have
a Home of his own.
Friend He boards now, I suppose?
"Yes, and such a time as he must have.
Even their coffee can't be anything bnt hot
water and burnt peas because he has to
chew real coffee half the time to make up."
Interesting Arcbmologlcnl Discovery.
Weaver News, i .
A fine family of mound builders has just
been dug up in Iowa. They were seven feet
high and had their hands at theirearsTbev
had evidently iu't been called on by a book
agent or a candidate for Congress. Or per
haps the head of the household was Presi
dent or Governor, and an office seeker had
hunted him out in his home.
Two Meetings of tbe W. C. T. C.
Moorhead Union W. O. T. U. will hold
their' annnal meetings to-morrow in the
Southside Diamond at 5 30 P. M. and in the
hall on Grant street at 720 r. it.
THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH
Again Discussed at the Pittsburg
Club Theater Yesterday
BY THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.
Dr. Campbell Must Come Before the Board
or Stand the Lsxw.
WHI LIQUORS ARE NOW ADULTERATED
Following the sensational disclosures in
the State Board or Health sanitary conven
tion reported in The Dispatch yesterday,
Dr. Lee was seen by a reporter yesterday
morning and said: "No, we have heard
nothing further. However, we will give
the doctor time to explain. He may send
his statement by mail, so we will wait a few
days. If he then does not let us know some
thing we will place the case in the handsof
the District Attorney."
The McKeesport physician 'who was
charged with issuing a false certificate ap
peared before the meeting at the Pittsburg
Clnb theater yesterday and gave a satis
factory explanation, he being misinformed
as to the cause of death.
The convention was called to order yester
day morning at J0:30 by the presiding
officer, William Metcalf, in the amusement
hall of the Pittsburg Club theater. In a
short speech Mr. Metcalf introduced Bishop
Whitehead, who delivered prayer, and then
Major W. C. Moreland was called upon and
made a befitting address. He welcomed the
visitors to the city of Pittsburg, whose hum
ble representative he said he happened to
be. Dr. Benjamin Lee, Secretary of the
State Board of Health, then made a response
inbehalfofthe visitors. He said: "It is a great
pleasure to me to visit the city of Pittsburg,
as it is a personal gratitude and the re
markable progress made by this city the
fine Court House, electric lights, well-paved
streets, etc., is wonderful. I paid a visit to
an East End residence yesterday, and one of
the first things I admired was the beautitul
cellar. I advocate clean and airy cellars.
"Outside of New York the Pittsburg news
papers are the most progressive and advanc
ing of any, and I here quote an article as a
scene in the health office: The Board of
Health is daily criticised, and the people
have no idea what this body do. Iu Wilkes
barre last summer when germs of disease
were noticed, and the State Board of Health
took active measnres to destroy them, no
praise was given for savins that city from a
dangerous disease." Dr. Lee then said that
there was an establishment of vital statistics
in this State, but he said it was absolutely
without machinery and was merely on
paper, and until the law makes and citizens
take some action it would rem ain the same.
EEOAKDINO CELLAE AIR.
President Metcalf then announced Rev.
E. H. Lunple, Ph. D., of Philadelphia, who
gave a talk on "Cellar Air in Houses." In
the article he advocated a clean cellar and
air pipes to be placed in them. Dr. Goff, of
Lewisburg, then stated that in his opinion
that a cellar could not be kept clear and
clean from the ground air, and he was in
fayor of having no cellars and building all
houses on the surface of the earth, as this, in
his opinion, was tne only manner of adjust
ing tbe much discussed question. Dr. Dud
lev also advocates the same thing. Mr.
Howard E. Murphv, a civil engineer of
Philadelphia, made a queer remark, saying
"that the earth breathes like a human be
ing." Dr. Sibbert, of Carlisle, then gave
his opinion on cellar air, which was very
Prof. Heury Leffman, food analyst of the
Board of Agriculture, took for his subject
"Fermented Beverages of Low Alcoholic
Strength, Commonly Known as 'Soft
Drinks.' " He said from a chemical point
of view pure grape wine was the best. He
said that owing to rigid discipline growing
ont of the Iicrnse question that spruce beer
ana many alcoholic annus were more
dangerous now than before. He said that
alcohol was not a true drink, and that when
used In "soft drinks" it was injurious. Dr.
Lee then gave a short address on the way to
test the purification of the air in a sick room
and exhibited a thernomole which was
patented by a German doctor and indorsed
by Dr. Abbott, of the State Board or Health
of Massachusetts, for telling the condition
of the air in the room. The meeting then
The afternoon session was largely attended,
among the audience beinir quite a number
of ladies. The convention was called to
order at 3 o'clock by Mr. William Metcalf,
of this city, who introduced Colonel T. P.
Roberts, of this city, who read a paper on
"The Future of Our Rivers and Sources of
Water Supplv." The paper was quite
lengthy and ic a technical manner dealt
with the subject. The question of the
polution of the tributaries and the larger
streams bv manufacturing establishments
was fully dealt with, and while the writer
regarded it as a matter of evil yet it had not
reached an alarming stage.
Still something jrould have to be done to
guard against this pollution, for, if not
looked after, great dangers might arise.
Pittsbnrg, the speaker said, nsed more
water daily than any other city in the
country outside of New York. When deal
ing with the question of sewers Mr. Roberts
cited a curious fact that the Point, a locality
without any sewerage system, and filled
with filthy tenements is, as a rule, free from
epidemics", while other and better located
portions of the city, where there is a good
sewerage system, are often visited with
epidemics of typhoid fever and other dis
eases. "The Selection and Treatment of Water
Supplies," by Prof. Henry Lefiman, 'M.
IX, of Philadelphia, was an exhaustive doc
ument, dealing with the subject in ,a tech
Two other very interesting papers were
read, one on "The Proper Mode of Conduct
ing a Sanitary Inspection," by William B.
Atkinson, ot Philac!elphia,.MedicaI Inspec
tor of the State Board of Health; and
another bv G. E. Abbott, of Bryn Mawr,
Pa., on "Importance of Vital "Statistics
from a Physician's Standpoint."
THE EVENING SESSION.
Three Interesting Topers Rend Health In
tbe Village Homrn Discussed Percy
Smllh on Adulteration.
Last night's session was presided over by
Chancellor Goff, of the Western University.
The attendance at the evening session was
not quite so large as in the afternoon, a fact
which nas greatly deplored by the officers,
as the papers read nt the evening session
were full of interest for thoe engaged in
sanitafy work. Previous to the opening of
the convention Tocrge's orchestra occupied
the st.ige and rendered some charming
Secretary Lee read an invitation from the
Executive Committee of the Homeopathic
Hospital, asking the members of the con
vention to visit the hospital and inspect it.
The invitation wus accepted by a unanimous
The "Annual Address" was the title of a
piper by Dr. Jackson Piper, President of
the State Board ol Health of Maryland.
The speaker said that great results in sani
tation cannot be expected unless the public
sentiment is with theni. The people must
be educated to sanitation; they must be
made acquainted with the tainted land,
polluted water, etc. JTbe students of science
may meet and discuss such matters, but
that will not do any good. The way to It is
that hygiene must be taught in all the
schools, universites and, colleges, and the
question of cleanliness must be placed above
all other matters. The cress can render
great aid in thistrork, and dependence must
be placed in it to educate the people on this
no politics nr hygiene
In country towns the question of sanita
tion must lay in the election of intelligent
'county commissioners, who will give the
matter thought and deal with the question
in an honest way, not from a political
standpoint. This giving out the positions of
physician and sanitary inspectors to men
whose only claim is the service rendered to
the party, will not brine successlul results.
The speaker said that in many towns of the
13 agricultural States the sewerage system
is old and bad, so that tbe question of sani
tation in them will be hard to build up. He
spoke in detail of the water pollution of
Europe and the treatment of it.
He thought that all water used for
dietetic purposes should be boiled be
fore being used. In speaking of the
sanitary condition of country homes
Dr. Piper said that the vineclad snmmer
homes of the country about whose beanties
poets raved were as a rule more unhealthy
than city homes, as they are often bniltover
damp cellars, the rooms are low with bnt
one window, and the ventilation therefore
bad. Tbe remedy was to build the country
home with large and comfortable rooms,
shade trees at a proper distance from the
house;.the well and outhouses so situated
that there could be no contamination; eel
lais cemented, and to entend under the en
tire house, and temporary awnings instead
of permanent porches.
HEALTH IN TILLAGE HOMES.
Henry B. Baker, M. D., Secretary of the
State Board of Health of Michigan, was
next introduced, and read a paper on "A
-Plea for Public Health Work in Villages."
He started out by saying that, when a fire
breaks out in a country village, everybody
turns out to help the fire department pnt the
fire out, and they work with all strength
and energy to save the goods and the build
ings; but when a dangerous epidemic breaks
out, threatening to destroy many lives, there
is no such rnsh to render aid and assistance.
Now, is it not of more importance to save
human life than property? It is a known
face that villaees. will spend thousands of
dollars to maintain a fire department and
the spend little or nothing on a health
board. Take tbe average village of 2,500 in
habitants and they have an average of 53
deaths per year, and most of these are
caused by diphtheria, scarlet fever and
Seventy-five per cent of deaths from these
diseases can be prevented if properly looked
after; that is, by isolation and disinfection
of persons and things in houses where the
diseases are located. But in order to do
this, village must take as much care of the
health department as they do of the fire de
partment. It will cost some money, but
more would be saved by the saving of the
lives of the inhabitants.
Inspectors have a lot of work to do ;there
should be house to honie inspections at
stated intervals, and the inspectors should
have a good knowledge of the germs of
disease. Isolation is the best thing for peo
ple suffering from communicable diseases.
People in villages must be taught the
danger of epidemics; then they will be more
ready to help the inspectors, 'and it is my
sincere hope that every village in Pennsyl
vania will employ its best physician as
sanitary adviser and health oiheer.
ADTJLTEBATION OF FQOD.
A paper on "The King's Evil" was to
have been read by George Rohe, M. D , of
Baltimore, Md., but he was not preaent.and
Percy F. Smith, of this city, who was to
have read a paper at the afternoon session,
but was unavoidably absent, was next in
troduced and read a paper on "Adultera
tion of Food and Drugs."
Mr. Smith stated that statistics show that
the average cost of food per week for an in
dividual in the United States is only 1 60,
and that it would be natural to suppose,
therefore, that every manufacturer of food
fn this country would honestly endeavor to
provide for the masses nothing but pure
food. Aside from special articles, such as
condiments, or so-called fruif, jellies, color
ing matter used in candies, syrups for soda
water, etc., adulteration of food is not
largely a sanitary qnestlon. In these there
is danger; iu other articles it is purely a
The most prominent adulteration is the
use of salisylic acid as a preservative, which,
according to the best information, has been
prohibited in both Germany and France
and should be in the United States.
CONGEE3S TO TAKE A HAND.
This thing of adulteration will go on
until Congress passes stringent laws prohib
iting it altogether. The speaker tavored
the control of the matter by the State Board
What is wanted in the United States is a
stringent law to be supplemented by a State
law, State and local Boards of Health with
police -powers, an inspector or analyst in
every Congressional district, and the co
operation of honest manufacturers to rigidly
.enforce the laws relating to adulteration, no
matter in what form it may exist.
The greatest danger to the health of the
people in the way of impure food is from
the sale of adulterated and impure milk.and
to this adulteration is due one-fifth of the
deaths among children. The speaker fur
nished statistics to show the great anultera
tion in drugs. He called attention to the
lair recently passed by the Legislature of
Minnesota compelling milk dealers to give
bonds that they furnish onlv pure
milk. He further said that while Congress
has closed the doors against infectious
diseases of all kinds it has left them wide
open tojadullerated food of all kinds.
TAKE CAEE OP THE POOR.
' The adulteration of food affects the poor
class principally -and investigation shows
that it is in small packages thattfaegreatest
amount of adulteration is found, and it is
this class of goods that reaches the poor, who
have but limited means. Tne speaker said
that tbe State is acknowledged as the
guardian of the public health aud this con
cession should settle tbe question as to who
should be empowered to enforce health laws.
Mr.'Smith concluded his address by say
ing that he was glad thatthe human stomach
was beginning to be recognized and that it
will become aleading topic as soon as the
better class of our citizens realize what a
crime is wrought upon the poor.
Mr. Smith interspersed his address with
humorous and laughable incidents and at
its conclusion wus generously applauded,
A vote of thanks was unanimously ten
dered to the gentlemen who read the papers
of the evening and the meeting adjourned.
A conference of the inspectors of the State
Board of Health will be held this morning
before the convention.
lie Will be a Witness.
Joseph Satlauca, an Italian, who had
spent the eveninc in tbe house where the
cutting affray occurred on Ferry street yes
terday morning, was arrested yesterday and
will be held as a witness. Harris, the man
who did the cutting, has not been arrested,
although the police ot both cities are on the
lookout for him.
Conlnon TU on slit Him Suspicious.
Adam Wiser was arrested by Detective
Coulsoti last night near the corner of Second
avenue and Try street. The detective says
Wiser was apparently lying in wait lor
someone, and knowing him to be a crook
who was recently released from the work
house, where he'bas spent considerable of
his time, thonght it best to put him behind
NOTES AND NOTIONS.
OInny Blatters of BIncb and Llitlo Moment
Colonel J. M. Reed, the Conncllsille coke
man, is here to-na'y.
1) vxiej. Reakooct, aged 15, was sent to
Morganza yesterday as a vagrant.
Colokex. H. J. Parker, of Parker's Land
ing, was on the local 'Change to-day.
Tom Rush, the mighty mountaineer of
Fayette county, Is one of our visitors to-day.
RET. J. T. McCrort will address a Const!,
tutlonal amendment meeting at Salisbury Hall.
Southside. on Saturday evening. The South
side Republican Band will furnish the music
Always use Piatt's Chlorides for house
hold disinfection. Ton will like it
FIGTJKES DO NOT HE,
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The Increased Production of CoaHa
Allegheny County last Tear A -
PfiOYES AN INTERESTING' fACT.
What Natural Gas Has Done for Pittsburg,
SOME NOTABLE PACTS PK03I STATISTICS
The report of the annual coal production
of the State of Pennsylvania, and especially
of the county of Allegheny, has never been
so fraught with interesting detail to the
general public and to the coal trade of the
Pittsburg coal districfas this year.
Prof. Charles A. Ashburner, geologist In .
charge of the coal statistics ot the United
States Geological Survey, is now preparing
his report ot the production of coal in Penn
sylvania during 1838, and, in an interview
with a Dispatch reporter last night",. hsT
gave some very interesting information re
garding Allegheny county.
Tbe total production of bituminous coal
i Pennsylvania during 1883 amounted to
33,V 16,728 tons, an increase over the previous
year of 2,277,879 tons. This enormous in
crease in the coal production is especially
attributable to the coal production of Alle
During 1887 the Allegheny county miners
produced 4.680,924 tons and in 1888 the pro
duction amounted to 5,675,575 ions, making
an increase of 894,581 tons.
AN" UNPRECEDENTED INCREASE.
There never was such an increase ex-
perienced in the Allegheny county coal
trade, because it was double the increase of
the years 1886 and 1887.
The total prodnction of bituminous coal"
in Pennsylvania during 1888 represents one
third of the entire coal production
of the United States, whereas if the)
production of anthracite coal from
Pennsylvania is added to the.bituminous
coal production, ic is proven that Pennsyl
vania's annual coal production represents
60 per cent of the entire coal production of
the United States.
To return to the production of Allegheny
county mines, it is necessary to state that
the enormous increase is not due to an in
crease in mines, but solely to the increased''
average production of each mine. It is a
fact that only one new mine has been put
into operation during the last year.
This great increase of the production is
of the utmost importance, becausn the con
sumption of natural gas in this district has
also increased to enormous proportions,
which proves that the increase of coal pro
duction was not caused hy a greater local v
demand. There are nearly 30,000 private
families using natural gas in Allegheny
county, and over 1,000 manufacturing places,
which demand a daily supply of 6,000,000
cubic feet of the natural luel. If this
amount of fuel were to be replaced by -coal,
ii would amount to 8,500,000 tons a. year. -It-must,
however, be remembered that this
amount of coal has not been actually dis
placed, but natural gas has canseda num
ber of new industries to spring up in Alle
gheny county, and, besides that, people use
more fnel since they have had the gas than
the'v would have done were they stall using
THE CAUSE EXPLAINED;
But you will ask how is this enormous in
crease in the prodnction ot coal to be ac
counted for if coal is not nsed here. Tha
reason is very simple. The coal of Alle
gheny county has proved to be the best ar
ticle of its kind in the market. That is all,
(and the proofs of thiVassertlon can be
traced as easily as anything.
In 1884 and 1885 the coal prodnoers c"
Allegheny were very much alarmed athe
prospects of their trade. 'Why? Because
natural gas was beme everywhere Intro
duced here, and their local" market went
down to the bottom notch. The price of
coal went down to 88 cents at the mines.
The operators thought the coal trade was'
going to the dogs. At last they tried a'
They shipped their product into other,
markets. Tney became competitors to all
the other coal producing States, and the be
ginning was a hard struggle. Why? be
cause the efficacy of Pittsburg coal in com
parison to the other coal was not known.
But the next year already the scale be
gan to turn. As soon as the consumers over
the country found out that Pittsburg coal
is better than coal from Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky
and Missouri the output increased and
THE PRICE WENT UP.
In 1887 the coal producers of the Pitts
burg district got 10 cents more for coal at
the mines than the year before, and last year
they got 5 cents more than the year previous.
This proves that the coal Irom this dis
trict has a greater efficacy and is of better
quality than any other coal in the United
States; it proves that Pittsbnrg coal is dis
tributed over a larger portion of the land
than any other coal, and hence the increase
of the production of coal in the Pittsburg ,
district during the year 1888 is unprece
dented in the history of the coal trade in the 1
United States. This knowledge was gained
by the introduction of the use of natural
The following table shows the production
of coal during the last year in the counties
comprising the Pittsburg coal district:
Allegheny county 5,575.575
Westmoreland county. .-... 6,519.793
Fayette county. 5.208,993
Washington county. 1,783,023
Greene county 5,323
flE GETS THE JI0XEY.
A Peculiar Manner la Which to Leave a
ISrXCIAI. TX&XGSJLM TO T1IX DIsr-ATCK.1
New York, May 31. Charles H. Ed"
wards gave bis friend, James M. Bidden, a'
small tin box shortly before undergoing a
dangerous operation in a hospital some timo
ago. The operation proved fatal. Upon
opening the box after his friend's death,
Bidden found bank books containing re
ceipts for $40,000 in deposits and instruc
tions signed by Edwards to keep the
James Thrall, of Jersey City, who claimed
to be Edwards' cousin and heir, ordered the
banks in which Edwards had credits not to
give Ridden the money. Bidden sued tha.
banks. His test snit against the Union'
Dime Savings Bank was decided in his
favor by the Supreme Court in Brooklyn
Importers HnTo Soma Itlfthrs.
rSrZCIAI. TXUCOIUM TO THE OISrATCH.1
New York, May 31. Some time ago
Bobert L. Montgomery, a New York
merchant, sued the steamship Port Adelaide '
for compensation for the expense of remov
ing a large quantitvo tea toJNew York from,
theBobeits' store in Brooklyn. He main
tained that the tea should have been nn-,
loaded at an East River dock near his
warehouse, where the Port Adelaide's berth
was when he contracted for the transports- -tion.
In deciding the suit to-day the judge
held that whenever a ship departs fromits
custom in discharging a cargo the cargo1"
owners must be compensated for the extra -.
expense of carting. He ordered the Port
Adelaide to pay Mr. Montgomery the
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described by Mary Gay Humphreys in to-rnor
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