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-3SMSVr ,'iM.if'"'1 Dinnnn ' CLASSIFIED WANTS, TO LETS, ETC. ON 8TH PAG E. UNCLASSIFIED VANTS, TO LETS, ETC ON Sin PAOR. . JL JL . v VOL. B. KO. 150. PITTSBURG, THURSDAY EVENING. JULY 5, ISSa. ONE CENT , . t NUNNERY HILL INCLINE. -AK EXPENSIVE AD ODDLY StRltTED ttOAD. cox. Only loullc-( urved Trestle Cable Line iu the Country Benefits to Allegheny. O T II E MAUI horse cur lines, railroads, cable roads, electrio roads and incline planes that extend from the heart of Pittsbnrg and Allegheny to the suburbs and beyond, and which are assisting ma terially in building up the rapidly growing cities, an otlifr his beeu add. ed. The Nunnery Hill Inclined Plane, Allegheny,' which has tion been la during the the course of construe last 12 months, is at last not only completed, but in full operation, to the great delight of those living upon the pretty hill, from the top of THE OBSEBVATOET. which so grand a view can be obtained of the two cities ana the bridge-spanned streams mat separate mem. The road is not only one of the most ex. pensive in construction, but is one of the best equipped. The novel feature is that it is curved. This can he said of only one other incline in tbe country. The" road connects with the Observatory Hill Eectrio railway at the head of Fed' eral street. It commences at the s, THE STATION. intersection of Henderson or Fairmont streets and from there gradually ascends and curves to the top of ' unnery hill. At tbe foot of the incline and fronting on Federal street is a handsome two-story Brick waiting-room, finished in oak. Toe incline is j.juu ieet long, ana a portion of it is built uDon trestle work 40 feet high. It has two grades, 10 and 4 j THE GOTDE WHEELS, foot. The only other curved incline plane Is at Lookout mountain, Tennessee, aud was opened to tourists ano excursionists last falL It is a private enterprise, but was built by government engineers. It, however, was built flat upen the ground. The Nunnery hill incline is therefore the only trestle-work curved incline in the country. It has not only the horizontal curve, but a vertical one at the point where the grade changes to 24 feet per 100. The curving of the road was not a matter of choice, but necessitated by local conditions. PJaoed 15 feet apart aronnd tbe curve, whioh has a railtns of 230 fret, ure CI lare wheels and rollers, as shown In the accompanying cut, to hold the ropes in their places. Twenry-eiglit of these guide wheels and 28 rollers, are placed at equal distances in the curve 6a ely rails are also placed alone the curve to make it doubly certain that the car will retnain upon the track. . At the head of the piano is the powerhouse, with its immense drum, around which the cables are - wound, and the engine and massive machinery. Upon the third floor of the power-house is on observatory, overhanging rocks below, and from which a magnificent view is obtained of both cities, the parks, hills, streams, ai:d, in fact, all that is t0 he seem for several mil"-. The Nunnery hill incline plane is really tnder the same management as the Oh-servatory Hill Electr'.c railway. The president of the road is O. I. Scalfe, the treasurer C C. Scaife, ami secretary Arthur Kennedy. The road, which presents strange matures in engineering, was designed by Samuel Ditcher, the well-known engineer of this city. The Nunnery hill incline is destined to prov a great factor in the extending of tlie limit of the North Side. It will be to tl.e plavpan extruding b-ck from the cn-si afhhil! what the e.iectnc railway is to the plateau on Observatory bill. There is but one way for Allegheny to grow, and that is back over the hills 89 close to the center of the city, and now so easy of access. With the Eleotrio road completed to Pittsburg, as it will be. in a short time, the people living on Ntfnnery hill, which is already being rapidly bum up. will be afforded rapid transit to and Ironi their homes. two families INVOLVED. How the Street Kesirteuts Entertained. Were A lively fight occurred on Hill street, In Haidscrabble, last evening, in which the Larkins and Burke families in all their ramifications became involved, and out of which it is expected several suits will grow. Early in the evening Patrick Moore, who is son-in-law ot Mr. Burke, it is said, was passing the Larkins house, when Mrs. Larkin, her husband, son, daughter and a female visitor berated him tor some escapade. He resented thecbarge, but the combined family placed hlin hors du combat, and ne retired irorn tlie Held, lie received a knife wound, but it is not a serious one. Later in the evening Miss Hurke pasted down the street and was struck on the knee with a beer bottle, and on the foot with a brick and toade her way back home with difficulty. Mrs. Burke then sallied out to see the cause of these assaults, and was promptly driven away, after receiving numerous contused wounds. Mr. Burke was away from home during these occurrences, but when he arrived he pro ceeded to the Larkins house and issued a challenge agreeing to whip the family in dividually or collectively. Tbe challenge was not accepted, but the war of words was kept np until long after midnight. No arrests were made. FJfSPECTIlVG OIK RAILROADS. C, SI. A- St. P. Officials Making a Tonr to Oblniu Pointers. General Superintendent Clark, of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, ac companied by a numbsr of his division superintendents, arrived iu tbe city yester day, and is making a tour of the 1'enn sylvania Company's and Pennsylvania Railroad's lines. Tbey are traveling iu a special car. Yesturday, accompanied by several Pennsylvania railroad of ficials, they went out to Wilkinsbnrg and inspected tne new system or switches. This morning they left for Altoona, and from there tbey will go over the Lehigh Valley road. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St, Paul is one of the largest trunk lines in tlie west. Supt. Clark stated to a PBES3 representative this corning that they were simply making a tour of tbe eastern roads to see what new improvements had been made and to get a few pointers. Tbe rail road Dusioeas ot tne west, lie said, was rather dull and unsatisfactory on account of the oontinued rate cutting from Chicago to Missouri river valley points. Division Superiniendent Miller, thinks that soon an agreement will be reached and the fearful slaughter of rates stopped. lie says tnat tue crop prospects ot the west, taken on the whole, are very fair. and that business will soon begin to Im prove. HEAVY LANDSLIDE. A Passenger Train Delayed for Over , Twelve Honrs. They were a sorry looking lot of passen gers who arrived this morning on a Cleve land & Pittsburg express train which was due in the city at 7:30, over 13 hours late. jjaie yesieruay aneruoen ma tram was compelled to atop on account of a large landslide at Smith's Ferry station. Tons ana tons of earth slid down over the track, and a lares force of men was just 12 hours in diguing it away. Tne passengers, those in day coach, turned out aud rendered some assistance, but when the size of the under. taking became apparent they returned to their cars and tried to pass the time com fortably. They were hungry and hot, disgusted and dirty,- When they arrived at the Union station this morning, some of the passengers were ready to do something desperate. There was a heavy rain storm In the vicin ity of the landslide yesterday, a regular water spout, which swept almost every thing ueiore it wnue u lasted. IMPE.DI.V DEATH. Knrrow Escape of n Young Man While Crossing a Trestle. A young mau named Lorine, aged about 2.1, bad, quite a thrilling experience thii morning on thd Pittsburg, Virginia & Charleston railway. He started across the high trestle ovtr Beck's run, not knowing that the express coming towards the city was nearly due. He bad reached the mid- illo ot tho trestle when he wns trrltlml Bee the express just entering upon tho trestle-work, lie could not retreat, but climbed down- between the ties, and, clasping his hands around tie. Hung suspended. The engineer saw nirn aud succeeded in stopping the train before It reached him. The train hands went forward, reloased the young man from his perilous position ami placod him on the train. He was considerably uunerved by the narrow escape hj had made and was brought to the city. The engineer deserves credit (or his sharp look- ut and prompt action iu stopping his train. OXLT PARTIALLY IMPROVED. Hazoiireod Si 111 Mourning a Short Water Siynly. The water supply in the Hazelwood dis trict of the Twenty-third ward has ouly been partially improved. In the district south of Second avenue the supply has not been increased, and iu some of tho houses ft requires fully an hour's time to secure a surticient quantity for a bath. Since the Baltimore & Ohio railroad company has commenced pumping its own water through a iiiaiu laid to tbe Monon-pahela river, the reiiJences on the upper side of Second avenue have a good supply all day, and the consumers are couse-queutly iu a happier frame of mind. What the condition ol affairs will be when all themillson Second avenue are in operation remains to be seen. - Many Alarms jtcx Small Loss. Thcra were 14 regular alarms of fire and 10 still alarms turned in yesterday, during the time allowed hr Chiet Brown, of tne safety department, lor tho use of fireworks. The police and fi re men. had been instructed to us extra vigilance, and as a result the total loss of all the fires did not exceed 500, At the Hearing. Samuel Crawford, the man stabbed in the neck by John Kelly, better known as "Doc" Kelly, at a fishing club picnic at Ross grove yesterday, was able to nppear at the hearing be. for Mayor Pearson, of Allegheny, this morning Kelly was held in default of ?1,OUO bail lor court. THE MOVE AGAINST POOLS. II. O. PRICE AND HIS PARTXEKS OX TKIAL 1UR GAHBLIXG. Large Attendance of the Sports Auc tion Pools, Mutual and Combinations, OK SOME TIME past the publio has been watching for tbe case of the common wealth against H. O, Price & Co , who have been charged by Chief Brown, of the depart id out of public safety, with keeping a gam bllng house in the shape of a pool room, to he called up. The case was finally fixed for this uiomine be. fore Judge Collier. When it was called ihe room was packed to its fullest capacity, the sporting fraternity ot the city being represented in unusually large numbers. p. early the entire morning session was taken up in securing the jury, no less than 20 having beeu set aside by the trict attorney. dls- When the panel was complete it was found to be composed largely of elderly and middle-aged men there not being more than one or two young men in the number, Messrs. Win. Hunter and Scott Ferguson appeared as counsel tor defense. while District Attorney Porter Appeared for the commonwealth. Alter the jury had been sworn, the di trict attorney proceeded to explain the indictment which had been drawn, covering 16 separate aud distinct oomits. The nrst and second counts cnargeu as. fendanrs with keeping a gambling bouse, The third count charged them with leas ing a house for gambling purposes. The fourth count with keeping and exhibiting devices upon which money is bet, and the fifth charges them with keeping and ex hiblting devices for gambling, and with being common gamblers. The sixth count charges them with enticing others to visit gambling bouses. The counts trotn seven to thirteen charged them with setting up devices known as auction pool, combination pool, Paris mutual, book making, cto These were all sepa ratnly explained by the district attorney who s.iid witnosies wonld be called who would ttstifv to the allegations in detail lis claimed the testimony would be suffl clent to show that the defendants are guilty upau a number of counts laid in the indictment. Boforn concluding be said the jury might be called upon to fleoide the Question whether or not the devices described are games of chance or bazzard. John Irwin, of the Thirteenth ward, was the first witness sworn, and testified to knowing all the defendants, and knew their place of business. They carry on a po! room and sell pools on horse races and othor events. They sell auction pools, combinations and Paris mutuals. He saw Mr. Price soil auction pools last fall. He did not mind of seeing Mr. Price handling any money, saw Tony Glessner handing out tickets to buyers of auction pools, aud saw Mr. Sawer and SGasperalso issainu tickets. Witness then decribod the mode of selling auction pools. He had seen pools sold for events at all courses in the city, witness also described ' com hinations" and the Paris mutuals. He was thoroughly well informed in rogard to the matter upon which be was testify ing, and his answers to questions wore en tirely iutolligible to the jurors, as weil as to the large crowd or interested npec'ators who were present to listen to the very interesting testimony. He said the estab lishment of defendants was hlled every day and evening up to 9 o'clock. The Paris mutuals are tioid ia tho daytime and the combinations in the evening, Witness always thought U. O. Price was manager, but he did not know. Had seen him selling pools and had heard him civ ing orders and listening to complaints as well as settling disagreement between employes aud purchasers of tickets. lie then described the manner iu which tlie room is fitted up, the location of the blackboard, etc., and how tbe main floo, was provided with seats lor the ncnommo. dation of visitors. Had se'en Mr. Price frequently ejecting minors from tho place. lbe court took a recess until I o deck, at which time tbe witness we.s subjected to a protracted cross-examination. A Jackson-Vet.-Token. A reader of the Puess who noticed the item about a Tippecanon cane and the Scott anil Graham briss medal, posesscs another relic of great intiress. It is a copper tokn of 18;i4, called a Jackson-Vot,. token. Around one side is the legend, "Perish credit, perish commerce." A pig lakes up tho cen ter with the inscription, "My third heat." Above and below it are tbe words, .My victory, "Down with the bank. On the reverse side one finds, "My sunstitute for the CI. S. bank, the bust of Jackson, and below it, "Experiment. My currency, my glory." Wished to be Sf.en Samuel McKin- ney was prol-alay desirous ot necomtng prominent for at loast once in is hlife, aud the way he chose to become so was to raise a row on a traiu of the West 1'enn road on the afternoon of the glorias Fourth. He resisted Officer Brown's ef forts to arrest him, and succeeded in at tracting a crowd of about 500 people. He was arrested, however, and was retired lor :0 days by Mayor Pearson, of Allegheny, rosTPOSED Conckkt. Tbe Fleming- Ghriest concert for this evoniug at Belle- vue has been pus;poned on account of the weather, the i rograin arrancel for to night will be given next week. The soloists will be bignor Gun and diaries Cochoran. Fhom Gettysbuko. A number of the veterans in attendance at the reunion ex ercises at Gettysburg returned home this morning and passed through the city en route to their various homes in the west. All were greatly pleased aud expressed themselves as having bad a moat happy time. PERSONALITIES. Jeremiah Evaks is the only Alle gheny veteran who Is a lucky aspirant for a pension in tho list of June 2'J. A H. Gilchrist was elected principal ot the Spripg Girdea borough schools at tho list meeting of the board ui directors, Jaly 3. Miss Ella G. Stottffer, of th East End, left yesterday for Sftenbenville, O., where she will spend a portion of the summer with friends. J. Pteti.ek and wife, of Fifth avenue, East End, and Christ Kircher and wife, of Chanters, , have gone to Atlantic City, wboie they will spend the summer. 0'IOXXELL'8 CASE OFF. Chief Justice Coleridge Noes no Cause For Action. Commercial Cable to Press News Association. London, J uly 8. The trial of O'Pon cell's libel suit against tbe Times has been stopped by Lord Chief Justice Cole:! who docides that there Is no case to go before the jury. There is great surprise over the abrupt aud unexpected ending of the oase. Dublin-. July fi. The United Inland to-day publishes a ciroular issued by Magistrate Cullen under direction of Mr. Balfour. It follows ths lines of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach's speech of some time ago, when be declared he would re fuse to protect the landlords In cases of harah eviction, or destruction of buildings or wholesale clearance of estates. London, July 5. -Zobebr Pasha, the grat slave trader of London, believes the "white pasha" seen in Bibr-Gazills is not Stanley, but Etnin Pasha. He bates this opinion on tbe tact that a messenger of his was some time since told by Eudu that if hard pressed in his own province), ha would strike for Babr-Gszelle, where he war well known and liked, and where tbe Mabdl was hated. It is believed, how ever, that Zobebr Pasha takes counsel largely from his own fears and wishes. He knows the presence of Stanley In Bahr- Gazellc means the death blow to the slave trade in the Soudan, and end of the sources ol his prodigious wealth acquired in that traffic, of which he has supreme control Paris, July 5. President Carnot will nttend the unveiling of Gamhetta'a statue on July 13. This is a political move in. tended to secure for M. Carnot the support of the Opportunists. ior.i DEAD OX Til E TUACK. Jiarrow - I HC.ipe ol a Family Party. Work of the Storm. Youngstown, O , July 5. Special John Bishop, aged 28 years, and employed at the Strutters furnace, was found on the Ashtabula & Pittsburg railroad trsok wl'.h his bead cut t ff early this morning. He bad been drinking, A bridge of the Pittsburg, Clevoland & Toledo railroad, located three miles south of here, was washed away by the flood yesterday. Frmer Reed discovered it and taklne an Ainericau fle from his children who were celebrating, rushod up the track anil succeeded in stopping the coming express train, just in time to pre vent a horrible wreck. The storm damaged tbe streets of this cltv over flO.OOO worth. The jnoet terrific tainstorra ever known here occurred yesterday afternoon. James Davey and his family were picnicking iu a narrow ravine near tbe city, and when the shower came up they took shelter under a large rock overhauling th stream. Tbe stream rose until from a quiet brook It was a vera tele raging torrent, impris oning the family. Fearing that all would be, lost, Davey took Ins 4-year old child in his arms and attempted to wade to higher ground. The force of th' current washed the child lrom bis arms. The body has not yet been found. The rst of the family were rescued witn rops.s. IXS1DE tHIMlSE LIFE. A lulnamiurs ti'inmii wile lias a Ureal lime. Press News Association. New York, July 5. Young Ah Ming, a succensfal Chinese liquor dealer, took his German wife and three children to China abouta year ago to visit his rela tives. Mrs. Ah Miug, her husband and the children returned yesterday. She sild: "No loreigner ererhadsitch a chance to see and enjoy Chinese life asl bare had, At firsi the women looked upon me and oor children with much curiosity, but the moment they found out that I w as the legal and first wite of their countryman the.v Immediately ceased to stare aud be came very poille and frie' d!y In the regu lar Chinese fashion. Unmarried girls especially were constantly around tne, but the moment my husband or any other man approached us they would fly and try to drag me with them to their hldin places." THEY II.OATID THE FL AO. Kev. BIr. Wnrren Kits tli Stnrs and Stripes Put I p. Press News Association. New Yokk. July 5 The Rev. K. Wal. pole Warren, the English clergyman, who accepted a call to the pulpit of tbe Epis copal church of the Holy Trinity, sailed or England on a vacation a fortnight ano. Before he departed he requested the church trustees to float the stars and stripta on the church edifice ou the Jb"ourth. It had never been done lo ore. The church don't fly fngsai a rule, and the trustees hadn t one oh hand, but tbey bought a handsome silk one, and yesterday tho Hag floated on the vine-ciad Hunt of lli church. The spectacle pleased the parish ioners immensely. A READI.VG MAN ISIIOT. A Enrlinglcin Engineer Fires I pou a m-l nion Itlnn. Press News Association. Chicago, July 5. Engineer Thomas Gregory, of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, was shot while passing under the Sixteenth street bridge with his engire, late last night, inn bullet struck him under the right eye and broke his nose, coming out under tho lelt eye. He may recover, but will be totally blind, (iregory was formerly employed on the Reading road in Pennsylvania aud came here tn take the place of a striker. His asiiailanr, who escaped, was recognized as a discharged Burlington engineer. STARVED THEMSELVES TO DEATH. A Miser Dies in IT 1st Cnnir His Wife Press Kews Association. NEW Yokk, July 5. Herman Maer- bold, an aged miser, was found sitting dead, wi'h a pipe in his mouth, on a chair at his home, Elizabeth, X. J., last night lie is supposed to have died of starvation, although hs was known to have money. His wile was lying on a bed in an ad- joing room, weak and unconscious for want ot food, ill couple wero Known to be eccentric, and it is believed that tbey have been deliberately starring themselves to death. They have rlon relatives in Providence, Ii. I. To the Presbyterian Assembly. DAYTOX, O., July 5. Special Loi ters have been receivod here announcing the safe arrival at Queenstown of J. H. Montgomery and wife, ot this city, who have gona to London to attend the general assembly of the Presbyterians of the world, which began its sessions there Tuesday, On board the same ship were 10 other Presbyterian ministers and tieir .wives on a similar mission. VIUGIXIA. A Girl Claims lo Have Keen nnd Cruelly Treated. Stolen A case wss heard this morning before Magistrate Doughty, Fifteenth ward, which promises to develop more interest ing fad Luclnda Hopkins, an. innocent, "Topsy" sort of a negro girl about 15 years of age, was charged witu felonious larcenv by Mrs. Ellen Chilles, her sister who keeps boarders on Liberty street, in tbe Twentieth wanL It is al leged by the prosecutrix that the, defend ant stole a gold watch from her husband's trunk, which she gave to Greene Eaton, a young colored hoy who, as the plaintiff cay, was to have pawned it in order mac they might return to their Homes in Dan ville. Va. Eaton was charged with re. celving stolen goods. The woman Chilles is a decided Virginian negro, and wanted to have the girl sent to Morganza, but if Luciuda's story is to be credited it was not for any crime, but to put her out of the way, a she was coguizant ot some little faots retarding hor sister's career whioh the latter did not wish to be made- publio, The girl was arrested last. Saturday aud sent to fail, but subnequetitly taken out on ball furnished by S. Hughes. The girl had beeu living at Mrs. b. , Hauler's. In Oakland, for a week. and upon her release told her story to a lew peoplo, among whom was the ,Pjtrcss reporter. It was substan tially repeated at tho hearing this morn ing, and it is unnecessary to add that sho was acquitted, al though the girl had no lawyer to champiou her cause. Her story is pltilul aud is told in such a etraightfor ward mannerthat ttis, uuyona aouot, true. Lncinda caine here from her home, Dan ville, Va., three years ago, from which place she sayaher sister abducted her from her mother, whom she lias not seen since, aud who docs not kuow whether she is dead or alive. Siuce then she made her home with Mrs. Chilltts, and has been subjected to the grossest cruelties. the says that she has been treated in tne most inhuman manner. She left home several times to "work out." and lived in the family ot L. S. Moore, of Oakland, who spoko of her in the most flattering terms as a domestic both iiouust and faithful. She had only lived at the latter place a short time until hor sister came a'ter her, and with some such trumped-up chargo as was used this morn ing, succeeded in gutting the girl Into her hauds ng.iin. The lattr also -lived with Mr. Deuholm, tho East Eud grocor, at Thirty-fourth and Penu, who also speaks of her highly. She has lived a unrulier of places and each time has heou taken home by her Bister, and ns the girl says made her give up her wages. Lncinda is now a domestic in Mrs. Dueler's residence, and that lady, together with other well-meaning persons, has taken an interest iu the girl, and letters have been written to Hanville in order to find out the true inwsrdness of the caso. tqulre Doughty, nttsr hearing the evidence of both rules, discharged the girl and young man, ami in denunciatory terms said: "Any person or persons bringing youngcolored girls from V lrginla hero to hare them lab'ir and use their wages, is as guilty as au African negro siealor. NATIONAL CIIAltMIEM 1UEETIXG, YVclI-Iinowu Charity Officers Who Will Wpeiill. Press Ketvs Association. Buffalo, July o. ma national con- ference of charities aud corrections held its opening session here this morn ing. Amoug those wno are to be proiont are Miss Emily Huntington, the founder of the kiudurarten system of education in this country, and matron of the Wilson Industrial school for Girls; the Hon. Beth Low, ot liroohlyn, and Dr. Fisher, superintendent of the lar-famed iewKslmry almshouse. Among those who sr expected lo doliror addreisos are Chas. D. Kollogg. Becro ary of the charity organization ot New York; Robert Treat 1'aino, president ot the Associated Charities, of Boston; Dr. James W. Walk, secretary of the Society for Organizing Charity, of Philadelphia; Kev. Oscar Mo- CullocK, president of the Charity Organi zations siicieiy, of Indianapolis, and prob ably W. Alexander Johnson, secretary ar the Charity Organizations sooluty, of Chicago. know of sro smntC Western Enlon OHicinl Know of no IHNntistnt'tlou. Press News Association. New Yokk, July C The officers of the Westorn Union, in Interview thlf morning, say that they know nothing; of tbe proposed strike of tho telf raphers. A prominent member of the brotherhood said that a strike has not bnn thought of, but that aaltatiou will ho carried on. "The chief ground of complaint," hs said, "is the periodical reduutluu of salaries br the company, I dou't think tbey will drive us to extreme measures. CiLACIElt MAY GOLD. Several Wood Knerimcnsi of 0.nnrta Found. Press News Association. Victouia, July 5. The Glacior bay district is now attracting some little at tention. Several good claims have been located at Webster. The property is show ing some very good quartz. A tunnel has been driven in about 45 yards, and well defined body of quartz has besn struck, whioh carries frco gold. All assays are. very flattering. ON HIS JSOV.S An Old Man JiillH Himself Wlfli Revolver. Press News Association. New Yirk, July 5. Jacob Wetstem, aged 61 years, shot blm-olf early this morning on the Bteft? of his son s resi dence. The latter says he had not seen his father for six months nnd wis not on friendly terms with him. He supposes his father chose that place for suicide from fome fancied idea of getting "satisfac tion." Fell From a Ladder, Tirn.v, July 5. I Special I While en gaged this morning iu tsking down decorations which had been put up on a busi ness house lor yesterday s ceienrauon, John Savage, an old soldier, tell lrom a ladder 3D feet to the ground, and received fatal injuries. Street Cars Still Running. Press News Association. New Yoke, July B. Too anticipated strike on tlm three street car lines here will probably not occur. Ths usual nam- br of cars are rucuing to-day and em ployes show na disposition to tio up. Lost a Fixgfic A boy named Fisher, who lives on Long alley, Third ward, Allegheny, has one less finger to-day than he did yesterday. Ho did it with a pistol. TAKE.Y FROM THE MILL STARTED. SIXlFlt, KIMICK A CO. SCORE OSE OX TUE AMALGAMATED. A Break for Old Wage in the I.n tier's KauL-.nnrtin'a Logical Conclusions. Singer, Nimlck & Co., of the West End, have decided to operate their large mills without recognizing either the Amalgamated Association of, Iron and Steel Workers, the Kuights of Labor or any other labor organization. A start was made this morning, sod as a result the mill is to-day the object of great interest, not only among tho hundreds of organized iron workers in Allegheny county," but the manufacturers as well, Down at the mills in the West End, when a reporter visited thetu this forenoon , soveral departments were in operation, ' and everywhere preparations were being made as though the firm expected aa entire resumption. None of the members of the Amalgamated associutlon'were standing Jabout the street oorners near the mill, however, threatening to parallze anyone or anything of that sort. Everything was quiet and orderly, and when the Pkeks representative en. tered tbe mill the meu at work appoared la excellent hnmor. "I'll tell you all and In a very few wrds," remarked a gentleman iiy the hammer department, who acted as spokesman for a small group t fellow employes. "Ou Tuesd Mr. Singer presented us with a proposition to the enact that II we would return as individuals, not as mem bers of tbe Amalgamated association, be would withdraw the notice of a 10 per cent, rd notion, and . pay us last year a wages. We concluded to accept the offer, and hero we are at work. At this meeting of the employes, all tbe workmen, members of the Amalgamated association, were represented exoept tbe pud-dlers. We do not know what tbey Intend to do, hut a majority of the members of the Amalgamated association, or rather those who were mem-burs, are now at work, or have promised to return to work Just as soon as the re pairs now in progress are completed." He stated further that they had had a dispute with the Amalgamated association and that the minority portion of their lodge bad succeeded In shutting the mill down, contrary to the wishes of the ma jority, and that they had conolnded to put a stop to this sort of thiug; that there was too much of the tall wagging the dog about such action as had beeu taken al their mill. The steel hammer department was run ning full this forenoon, the steel melters and heaters were at work, one of the sheet mills was running aud preparations were being made to start the cold-roll mill to morrow. The shop heaters and rollers have agreod to roturn to work to-morrow. Noue of the iiulgbts or .Labor have as yet rt turned to work, aud it is not definitely kuow n just what they will do. Some say that the firm's proposition will be accepted as it carries with it no red notion in wages; others say that tho knights will not acr oept, but will work hand in hand with the Amalgamated association, and give the mill the cold sbonhler. Seoretary Martin was soon this after noon aud uskeJ what he thought of the turn of affairs at Singer, Nimiok & Co.'s mill. Ha said he had not received any or- fioial notice that members of the association had returned to work. "That is a question for the men to settle, further remarked Secretary Martin. "If they want to return to work and withdraw from the assooiation; tney win nave to put up with tho result. The firm oileriug to pay last year s wages demonstrates one poiut very conclusively, the Amalgamated association is not demanding tnoro wages than tbe manufacturers can aflurd, or Singer, N 1ml ok & Co. would not agree to pay last year wages. Wages, it seems, is not so much, of au objection as tbe association, Tbey want to get the men in such a position that they can foroe a reduotton in wag .s at their will." Up until this afternoon no newshad been received of any other mills signing the soale. POSSUM HOLLOW FLOODED. Mouses Unshed Auiiy and Some Mar row Escapes Made. The heavy rains of yesterday did soma disastrous work up in the vicinity of 'Pos sum hollow ana ouaner iinuoa. xiie Youghlugheny and several of its tributaries are swollen to two of three times tbelr original size. Zhe whole valley Is iisoded. Several houses wore washed away, household furniture was dostruyed and some lire biuak was drowned. In one or two instances the in mates of shefljodod fcosms made nnrrow escapes. The ho o of Mrs. Todd, mother of James Todd, the recently deceased secrotary of. tho poor hoard, wasoaugui oy rue rusu ui wa'er and taken from its Inundations so quickly that it was with dlfbculty that,, Mrs. Todd was rercueu. nearly au r. household goods wore destroyed. The old lady was very much prostrated by the shoct. The Clemens coal mines, near bhane r wero so llomiea mis morning msi wuia. had to bo suspended. Two or three other mines tht were near the pottom ot the valley were almost filled by the overflow. To-dy's rains will incresso the volume of the flood largely, and the inhabitants all along the valley are preparing for the serious results that are almost sure to follow. The streams are rising very rapidly. , iNTEiiKSTivo Lectures. Rev. Justin D. Fultou, D. V., lata ot Brooklyn, IN. X., intends etilighteniug tho masses this ana to-morrow evening on the suhject amow inism. The lectures will be delivered at the Third V. P. church. "Washington City in the lap of Koine," is the subject for this evening, and "Catholic education unfit for Amsrlcan citizens," will be tomorrow night's subject. Will Pb Paid To jiourow. the employes in the department of publio works will ho paid Ctt to-morrow, iuo othor employes of the city were paid in timo tvr tho Fourth, ana tue couironer s and mayor's clerks have been Hustled getting the warrants ready to wind up the list. Sttckssful Picsic Tue picnic held by St. Peter's church, Allegheny, at Wild- wood yesterday was a very successiuv event and netted about 51,000. Ahout 3,000 people were in attendance, and with good n.utic, games and plenty or rsirosu- uii'ptg passed the day very piea-.yy. weic at Frankfort Sn cive two concerts in that Jn the week. ISIS WW .i I : in Hi Hi m Hi If If i. J i 3 v o J, of M cr- n ia 1 BP 1 or 1 ,bi.' . Tli.k. until V 1 P iaitifi S. pain stiilan'" uinb-r' r. Mr , ,i fleniifd f ilsU was - ' " f : s

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