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The People's Paper Largest Daily and Sunday Circulation of Ail Pittsburg Newspapers The Paper That Promotes Progress UVJ ESTABLISHED 1884 ONE CENT PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 1913 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES s( i if irv r--s. r- ti II A- ti ill 1 a I i lit iiit it i i i i i i i I i i -c. til i i i i nn WW Ml 3 V- I nil '17 3H rt nnn Jl II fctni f-THiil i- I i I 1 IJ 1 hJi ii U-Lrd Omaha Judge Smashes the Mashers He Soaks 'Em Regardless of Who They Are. "Little Cutie" $25 Fine Is His Limit.

MyUyiLlJ Mi-ulivJ iliiiyilivlli; ILUlS) WITH SEVERAL'' ffilftE to THE Omaha, May 7. "The following schedule of fines will hold good in this court, regardless of who the mashers are and what their, social standing is: For calling a girl 'a chicken' the fine will be 'honey-bunch," $10; 'turtle-dove $15; $20, and woe unto the masher that addresses any, girl as -'little I'll give him the limit. $23." That's Judge Foster's "Masher Schedule," and-the schedule Is not subject to downward revision If the masher happens to be -a. "somebody" or a "somebody's" loafing son. And the fines Is the same whether the mashee" is a daUghter of a laboring man or of a banker.

Oh, yes, almost forgot to tell you where "in 7 MM nil, i toby 14 A n7nnrn MLS yy npeetal to THE PRESS. Monaca, May 7--Thrown from a spring wagon over a steep cliff 150 feet high in a runaway in Economy township, Beaver countv, yesterday, Mrs. Thomas E. Speer, aged -61, despite several broken ribs and nu- merous internal injurtes, crawled all the way to the hillside road again in her anxiety to learn if her six-year-old son, who had leaped from the bounding vehicle, had been badly hurt. The lad escaped serious injury, but his devoted motlier ttld not live Ion at enough to learn his good She fell unconscious Just r.s she reached the; point of the accident 'and was found deUd there four hours later.

Mrs. Speer lived at Legionvilie, Trd with her husband, conducted a dairy until recently, when they sold out. Yesterday afternoon she was taking a wagon load of milk bottles to; purchaser of the dairy. The bott'es i rattled in the spring wagon, frightening the horse. The animal plunged into a gallop.

TYn beer boy Jumpeii out, at. moth command, ami -landed ifely, sustaining only slight ruises. A moment later, lurch 1 the flying vehicle hurled Mrs, sspeer the declivity along tlj edge of which the, roadway runs, fche fell and rolled all the, way to the bottom. The boy reached his home at 2:20 o'clock in the- afternoon, but was unable to tell anything about the a cident or his mother. Neighbors found tpe, unfortunate woman's boily at S-p.

m. The death was investigated by. Coroner V. C. Moore, thia SLEUTH CHASES 'THREE LIEN TIIROUGI DOWilTOWri STfiEETS APRIL FOOL BRIDE APPEALS TO COURT TO END HER JOKE 1 kS? -SSEN S-FUf0" "KTLE-ixrvr aby-doll" iJTrLECffTir "1M WMr 1 nnn I U'-L1-J zo.

E. FOSTER. father aaid Judge Foster --when the masher was "brought before, him, iVThe ofBoer-heard-ydu th girl- a- She punished you some and I am going let you off with a fine of $5. continued the Judge, "it comes to a point that respectable women can't go about their shopping without being annoyed by-sortie pussy-footed masher, it will' be 'because police haven't followed" my 'instructions to fetch in all the i street-corner male beauties, who, if their guilt is proven beyond a doubt, will find -that this, court 'is here-to see that good women can be upon the -downtown streets without. being vi.

'School 'Taxes Reduced. 1 At meetings of the McKees Rocks and Stowe township school boards last even ing the' members, voted unanimously for. reduction in the school tax. In Mc-Kees Rocks it was reduced from 7 to mills, while in Stowe township it was reduced from 7 to bVfc mills. Harry e.

Patton, president of the Stowe township board was reelected principal of the schools for three years at a salary of $1,800 a year. During the McKees Rocks Principal Thomas K. Johnston read a report in -which he said during his administration- the attendance In the school has increased from 1,200 to L630. Foreigner. Pays Fine.

Antonio Benef ski. aged 28, of 4 Ridge was sentenced to pay a fine of $23 or Serve 10 days in" the workhouse by Magistrate J. Klrby, at' the 'Penn ave. police station today on charge rof being suspicious He was accused of taking $3 from Michael McCale, at Eleventh and Pike at 10:30 p'. m.

yesterday. variety, the winner crossing the finish line but a few inches in' front of his nearest These are the events that bring the crowd to its feet and makes motorcycling racing well worth traveling miles to Nothing Is quite so thrilling as the sight of a half dozea or more motorcyclists in one event traveling at top speed with but a few feet separating the first and last riders. GRAND BAND CONCERT. The races will not be the only form of entertainment awaiting the throng which will turn out Saturday as Nirella's band has been engaged by i THE PRESS to give a. concert during the entire afternoon.

Many persons who are not particularly interested in speed racing' will be hand to listen to the music and a full afternoon's pleasure is ahead of those who -visit the Oval Saturday. There will be absolutely no danger for those attending this monster affair as a large corps of policemen will be on nana to keep all those not engaged in handliug the meet off the track. After the start of the first no one will tie allowed to cross the -track. Those traveling ta to the Oval by automobile, carriage, bicycle, or motorcycle, will find plenty of room inside the track for parking their vehicles. EVERYBODY IS CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THIS BIG SPEED CARNIVAL AS GUESTS OF THE FITTSBURG PRESS.

NO CHARGE OF ANY KIND WILL BE MADE FOR ANY OF THE THOUSANDS OF SEATS IN THE HUGE GRANDSTAND and none will be resered. The first -event will start promptly at 2 p. m. in- i I lv 111 i I Despondency over ill health is supposed to have caused Sirs. W.

E. Brown, aged 52, of 16'Division Crafton, well-known woman, to slash her throat, with a razor at her home, shortly after 5-30 a. m. today. When.

Mrs. Brown was found by other members of her family he was still alive and Dr. William Bllck, of Station was Before the physician had arrived she expired. Dr. Blick reported the case to the coroner's office as a suicide.

Mrs. Brown had been in ill' health for the past 15 Mrs. Brown was the wife of Wilson E. an insurance agent, -and mother of Rev. J.

W. Brown, who has charge of a church in Fairview. She is also survived hy, two sons, Clarence, whose home is in and Ernest, of Mt. Alto, and one daughter who is living In West Virginia. HEAR SHOT; FIND BODY.

With a. bullet wound in-his right breast a body suposed to be that of S. Smith a tailor, was -found at 730 a. m. today on the Reservoir Hignland park, by Park Officer Robert Sinclair.

Shortly after 7 o'clock park laborers reported they heard, a shot In the park but could not tell from what direction the report came. -t While Patrolman Sinclair was making his rounds he discovered the body on the drive about the Sin 'the dead man's coat pocket was Continued on Page 2. sSjmt-S gowns have shocked john' 1 By TTnltea Preaa. Chicago, May 7 "Bathhouse John" Coughhn, representative of the First ward, in council, is shocked at the revelations of the new split-at-the-knee gown. Returning today from a trip along Michigan whera the latest was much on; parade, "Bathhouse John" announced his determination to lead a reform campaign.

1 "It is" about time we are doing something to regulate what a woman wears," said the First -ward alderman. "Some of the dresses I saw shocked -my moral sense. I think I'll bring in a regulating ordinance." The Judiciary committee of the cltv council, which brought in a report thai drove September Morn to cover, will recommend at the next meeting passage of an ordinance hitting at suggestive songs. The draft approved by the committee fixes penalty of from $5 to $100 for singing anything, "the words of which are suggestive of indecency or THEATER MEN TO TEST ORDINANCE Magistrate Christian Saam in Central police court today handed down his de cision in the case of the local amusement managers who are charged with" violating a city ordinance in that they had failed to obtain a license under the new ordinance recently passed by council, and imposed, fines on each oo. Attorneys for the men immediately paid their fines and asked for a transcript of, the cases.

It Is the intention, to appeal the decision of the magistrate in order to test the validity of the new ordinance. The ordinance which was passed by. council over the mayor's veto, raised the license fee of all amusement, enterprises, according to the price of admission charged and the seating capacity of the house. Barney Dreyfus of the Pittsburg Baseball club, was fined $23 or serve 10 'days in Jail; Harry as manager of the Alvin theater, waa ordered to forfeit 'a like sum, and he also waa fined $10 as manager of the Lyric theater. Thomas Kirk, of the Nixon theater, waa ordered to forfeit $25 or serve 10 days In JaiL John Harris, of the Harris theater, was fined or serve 10 days in jaiL OIL TO KINDLE FIRE COSTS LIVES OF TWO.

iNilesl. May 7. Mrs. Fleming and her mother, Mrs. Shira were burned to death at 5 o'clock this morning when their home burned down, following the explosion of an oil The two.womea were starting a fire In a kitchen stove, using kerosene.

The oil exploded. Mrs? Fleming was probably InstanUy killed the explosion. The home took fire and although neighbors carried out Mrs. Shira. she was so badly burned that she died a few minutes later, 4 New Scale for Glassmen.

At the general orHces of the Macbeth-Evans Glasa Co. it was announced yesterday a new scale of wages, effective not later than May It. had been granted to the skilled workmen at the four plants of the company. Over 4.0O0 operators will be affected- The factories have been. running full for nine yearsr Death of Stanley D.

Stanley. Kittanning. May 7-T-Stanley D. Stanley, aged 42, one of the most prominent residents of this city and a widely known Elk, died today of pneumonia. had been sick, only a few day.

Stanley was a candidates for burgess four years ago. lie has been connected, with th Hotel 'ZJazton Xop-cmral ears. 1 NhULliJ i 4-. Sg--aaMW wmmM KiHMm i Z3 i LJ LJZJ LZ i-lYuM T7) lLJJUJU nn Br United Preas. Tondon, May 7.

A businesslike bomb with clockwork and battery, was found under the bishop's throne in St. Paul's cathedral today by a verger, is believed by the home oSice to be the work of suffra-gets, a part of their threatened ration-wide campaign of revenge for the defeat of the Dickenson storage measure which the house down by 266 to 219. Another bomb was found by the police in Bonverle opposite the building of the Evening Star and close by Temple Chambers. The cricket pavilion, in Bishop's park, Fulham, was entirely consumed by fire. 8uffraget literature scattered in the park gave the police a clue to the incendiaries.

Two bungalows at Rex Hill, and a house in Finchley all unoccupied, were burned during, the night. The cathedral, verger who found the Infernal machine plunged it into 4 bucket of cold water, and then turned it over to policemen, who took it to the home office for examination by Mr. McKenna's explosive experts. TICKING DISCLOSED BOMB. The attendant was attracted to the chancel of the church by the ticking- of si nloclr.

TTa wnja flllsMn noarhv K.n t'O minutes before time for the daily opening of St. Paul's, and it struck him as a strange sound. Investigation showed a parcel under the chancel, wrapped in 'ln I aa i PtPtii-. im LUUAL DOItr. Snpt.

Heeter coBtlnuea to delay prose by remaining la Indiana. Several Plttsbarajera explain why tney refnse to testify before Heeter Friend of Albert H. Oyer, whose alster-ln-law seeks to set poMeaalon ef bin children, teatify in court In his behalf. Well-known Crafton wtmii, lylne cnta her throat, dying; ahortly afterward. tailor In love Toiiajf Kir eards'life In park by means of revolver.

confirms former ruling declar- laa; resrulatlona of fire underwriters la restraint of trade and lasues Injunction preventlnsr their enforcement. SIsnth ehaaea men through downtown atreeta; one la captured. Dr. S. H.

Anderaon found guilty of performing: fatal criminal operation on Hiss C. Davidson. Record expected to be broken at PRESS motorcycle meet Saturday. DOMESTIC. Ctrl found In owk it Grow Point, MIeh murdered, police now believe.

"Bathhouse of Chicago, hocked by ap 11 t-nt-t he-knee gowns fashionable wear. Elopers betrayed by sen, will be deported from Slew York. Andrew Carnegie expends $375,000 to get good neighbor in New York. Pittsburg girl asks Huntington, W. police to And ber -father.

FOREIGN. Militants attempt to wreck St. Paul's cathedral, Loadoa) verger finds bomb. King Alfonso of Spain, closely guarded against anarchistic attack while in France, Prominent American woman places blame on government for critical alt-nation now existing. In PENNSYLVANIA.

i Election bill Wiping ont nominations by nomination papers defeated' by aen-ate. 'i Two murders In Westmoreland county one killing a mystery. Beaver county woman, hurled to her death whea frightened a horse runs away. '-r'. THE WEATHER.

The local foreait is for fair-frost fitinris today. 6:10 am Sunset 7:22 pm Daily report furnished by the United States Wther Kureau: Observations for 24 hours ending at p. m. showed: Uighokt tliermmeter, 7S; lowest, 52; rangre. 2R.

Time Temp Hum -U'lnd Weather a-- m. 5t 61 40 3(1 NE Cloudy Partly cldy TBMPKRATl'RES ildnisht 5Sj a. ai Bft 1 a. m. 55110 68 A- in 5oll a.

m. 6 a. m. 64 12 4 a. m.

54) p. 5 a. ra 2 p. m. 63 6 a.

ra. 52 5 p. m. 3 a. a.

62i 4 p. tn. 2 8. a. 531 5 p.

f0 May 7 Forecast: 'etern Pennsylvania and Ohio5-Fair tonight tn! Thursday: cooler in southern portions to- sia-ht: llirhl frost tonifrtit. West Virginia Fair and pooler tonlsht; prob- My frost In mountains: Thursday fair, Hivfcf if' ore 1 river jviU oniuua to MlESf mm 1 ii' LLOYD READ. A sensational chase by Detective Ralph Richardson after two he had been shadowing through the downtown streets occurred today and attracted a large crowd of The men escaped from the detective and pedes- -trlans within a few feet of the. entrance of the Central police station. Detective Richardson, attracted by three men acting suspiciously in Fifth ave.

He followed them up Liberty ave. to Seventh- ave The three suspects became aware that they were watched by the detective and were about to-separate when' Richardson closed in on them and took hold of one of the men. He turned kla nWaAnaa 'iVM Ia asvl vara .1 XXT 15. JUDGE CHARLES this judge does Jus- niasheiv smashing. -He presides over His "Masher Schedule, went' Into effect severaj days ago as the result of a street encounter between a masher 'iand pretty athletic, young womaur.

with a leaning toward the militant. The masher had followed the young woman from a railroad station and caught up with her at a busy downtown corner, lie 'informer' her hat" she was "some cute Th using-her hatpin as weapoin. defended herself with several well-directed Jabs. "I don't-care who you are or who your SAY BEATTY SHOT LIGHT GO. WORKER Wilmer C.

Beatty was on trial in Criminal court today before Judged Josiah Cohen charged felonious assault and battery. According to the prosecution, employes of tbj Allegheny Co. Light Co. last Marph were digging holes for poles in a street in Dormont. hole was dug in fronts of the house in which the defendant lives and when the pole was about to be place in it.

Beatty and others, it is said, attempted to shovel earth into the hole. Chester A. Feather a workman, placed a. board over the opening to prevent and Beatty, who had a revolver, shot it. Is charged, the bullet piercing his right leg.

The charge was brought by B. F. Hes-son, an official of the light company. to a a Graney and started after the other two, who seeing their companion arrested fled up Seventh ave. The men turned down unerry ay.

Kicnarasow eciaea 10 neaa the fleeing men off and he ran down Smithfield and turned ave. to Cherry ways, Richardson seeing the', two men coming toward him jjer(du Individual -Members of the Committee Have Been Told Stories Reflecting Seriously on Heeter 1 HAVENT AGREED ON VERDICT, SAY PROBERS By a Staff Correspondent. North Manchester, May 7. S. L.

Heeter, the accused superintendent; of the1 Pittsburg schools, is still at his parents home, near here. Heeter left Pittsburg "week ago 1 yesterday, and his absence has delayed! the start of the probe into immorality charges against liim His mother has been ill since early last winter. Yesterday Heeter ounj time to run over tor town and 'do a few errands and meet a few triends. He has been keeping rather close to home recently, since it became generally known In Pittsburg thai he called on at least two men whose names had been suggested to the probins committee- in Pittsburg as persons who 4-ottfd. be interviewed profitably with a view to finding' out facts concerninff Heet.

career as a school man In this places as well as lit Hie nearty It Is-Understood here, Tiowever, that as soom as Mccter ftnds time and opportunity, he will have conversations with a nuirbor of friends whom thus far he has been unabl, to talk with at Hitherto, he has done little more than greeted them, but lie has given some at least to understand that he has something he wishes to say to them later. Whether by accident or atiangement. Heeter met a prominent resident of Lagro and an old acquaintance of lus in North Manchester, a coupie of days after his arrival. MANY RUMORS CIRCULATE. By his continued absence from the city Supt.

Heeter Is still holding up formal inquiry sessions of the i investigating committee. A report was published this morning that the committee has reached a decision to make a report recommending the dismissal of Heeter. Members oft. the committee were 1 communicated with today and they denied that they have arrived at a conclusion. It- was admitted, however, that many things reflecting, seriously on Heeter have been told to members of the committee indi-vl--lly by persons who have told the to whom they talked, that they not go before the committee as at a formal session.

Continued on Page 1. -iJ- NOT GO BEFORE HEETER PROBERS The Heeter investigating committee has disclosed In a public statement that a number of people have told members of the committee that they have evidence against Heeter but that they will not ap pear as witnesses before the committee as a body. Information has been obtained as to the reasons actuating some of the persons who have refused to testify before the committee. They object to the plan of procedure announced by the committee, declaring that it would not prove fair' to anybody summoned as a witness nor to the public. One Pittsburger.

who would toe highly desirable as a witness in the investigation, declines -absolutely -to appear voluntarily before any committee or body making an investigation. He states that he is willing, however, to go If he is summoned on a subpena and present all the evidence he has. In stating his reasons for this refusal to appear voluntarily, he said: "I have In- my possession all the evidence that any school board could ask for in reaching a conclusion as to the unfitness of Mr. Heeter as superintendent of schools. Itis in such a form that, its nature cannot be questioned by anyone not even by Mr, Heeter himself.

It is not of essentially a scandalous nature In that it does not bear -on Mr. Heeter's morality as -much as it does upon his business integrity. PROTECTION "No committee or body of men can Induce me to come forward voluntarily and present this evidence, because I have had a great deal of experience In legal matters and know what advantages can be taken, pf a voluntary witness. In such a case as this if he Is not. permitted to be protected by the usual methods of protecting witnesses in court or in a grand Jury investigation.

The committee does not have the power to subpena. and in the course it' has decided upon it can-' ConHnned ont Pnge 19. Dead, Standing, Erect. Hoboken, N.v May .7. Standing against the "wall fully dressed, with his hat "in his- hand as if about to leave the room, a man was found dead in the Delaware hotel today by a maid.

The man registered last Monday as J. of Scran ten. but from papers found on him he is believed to be H. Reed, of Portland, Pa. Death was duo iseraorrliasei I nr ii I in nail.

jupicwu his demand they turned In their tracks and fled up Strawberry way towards the Grant blvd. The detective chased the men. but lost sight of them in Webster ave. The suspect who waa turned over to the officer gave his name as James Creed on. aged 22.

of 3 Stone Brooklyn, N. Y. He would say nothing about his two companions. The detectives assert the men came here with the circus. Two other suspects were arrested today the police.

BLIND MOTHER HELPLESS; GIRL BADLY BURNED. nif-j 1 a ent's further, reflection she left; Read in his' car. boarded a train, and went back to her company 'In Akron night. Two days later she- came to New York and told her mother of her foolishness. Mullen promptly engaged lawyer William Klein and an action was carried to annul the marriage.

Read appeared by counsel but when he learned that under th New York state laws his wife Is en titled to have the ceremony quashed, he. decided not to offer further objection. Read was not present when the suit was LAW PROVIDES REMEDY. Although the present law of New York which Justice tCohalan recently criticised because of its "trial marriage" provision was the one Invoked by Mrs. Read, Mr.

Klein produced an antiquated volume of the statutes of Pennsylvania of February. 1730. which provided that persons not of legal age can not contract marriage. He said that even in King George's provinces there was a remedy provided for the young who marry and tire of their spouses before attaining legal age. The statute is said to have been drafted by William Penn.

The law is a rigorous one and forbade marriage unless bans were published and the parties were residents of the county in which the ceremony was to be had. Mrs. Read is living with her mother in West One Hundred and Third St. Mrs. Mullen exhibited her daughter's showing that at the time she and Read eloped to Pittsburg that Sadie was only 17 years and a few months old.

Sixth st. and removed red flags which the socialists had flung to the breeze above the stars and stripes. This ac tion was taken to prevent the possibility of a riot, but instead of pacifyine the various factions it is declared it has only stirrea up trouble a an outbreak may occur at any time. GUTHRIE'S NOMINATION SOON GOES TO SENATE. Washington," May 7.

The nomination of Former. Mayor George Guthrie, of Pittsburg, chairman of the Democratic state committee, to be ambassador to Japan, -will be sent to the senate today or tomorrow. Guthrie called on the President today, but declined to discuss the object of his visit. He was originally slated to be ambassador to Mexico, but because of the developments In the California-Japanese situation, the President decided to shift him to- He was one of leaders of the Wilson forces in Pennsylvania, and is an intimate friend of the President. x.


Elliott has issued an order closing all the saloons In the military district. When martial law was first declared in Cabin and the Paint Creek districts the. saloons were all closed, but a. week ago.wh?n the situation in the strike zone Degan to up the ban was lifted. Following a number.

of disturbances during the past few days, thow-ver, the saloons were again closed. Wagon and Car Collide. A wagon of the American Furniture 815 Penn ran into the rear end of Liberty Express car, No. 3438, at Twenty-second st. and Liberty ave at-9 a.

m. today, injuring a. horse and damaging the wagon and street car. Charles' Weblinger. driver of the.

was-on. of 2144 "Lowrie Northside. Jumped from tne -wagon ena was not Injured. The passengers on the car became fright- enea dui -mere not injured. xne car topped, aaa iUe tesuca talsst ft.

RECORDS EXPECTED TO BE SMASHED AT MOTORCYCLE SPEED CARNIVAL SATURDAY jonnsiown, unnu alone in her home and unable to go to the assistance ofher 14-year-old daughter, whose clothing was being burned from her James McOoldrtck, of. Prospect this city, was forced yesterday to wait until neighbors would respond to her calls, and as a result Isabel Goldrlck is at the Memorial hospital seriously burned, although physicians believe that she will recover. Mrs. William Caddy, a neighbor who heard the cries for help from the blind mother and the girl, rushed into the house and! succeeded in putting out the fire befnro the child was fatally burned. Mrs.

CaHdy was painfully burned about tho hands. The girl waa working about the stove when a sleeve of her dreaa caught fire. Seventeen Year Old Model Came to Pittsburg in Auto and Married Millionaire to THE PRESS. New York, May April Fool Day marriage of Miss Sadie Mullen, a Gibson model and frontispiece of magazines, to Lloyd Read, a romantic millionaire lawyer of Akron, In Pittsburg last vear, came up for annulment before Justice Gerard, yesterday, when the little bride asked the court to end the matrimonial joke. With Miss Mullen as her mother, Mrs.

Marie Phillls Mullen. Mrs. Bead attracted unusual attention in the divorce court. Her appearance was a striking symphony- in brown, from the "drooping brow hat which' adorned her luxuriant brown hair to the tiny brown slippers. Her gown was a brown military effect of fashionable cut.

MARRIED IN PITTSBURG. Miss Mullen met Read while en tour with a Broadway beauty show at Akron, O. After a furious cross country drivo in Read's big car the -couple were wedded by a Pittsburg alderman, whom they routed out of bed early April 1, 1912. According to Miss Mullen, she suddenly awakened to realize that she was an April Fool's bride. Without a mom- OYER'S FRIENDS INGOURTI IIIS BEHALF The hearing in the habeas corpus proceedings Instituted by Miss.

Flora Hunter, of Boggs Mt. Washington, to secure her dead sister's two children- from Albert H. Oyer, a prominent-- real estate dealer of Dormont, was resumed today Jn Common Pleas court tbefore Judge L. L. Davis.

The sister-in-law is endeavoring to secure the custody of the children on the ground that the respondent Is a person of intemperate habits and also that he has been guilty of misconduct with other women. The father is putting forth a determined struggle to refute these allega tions and when the hearing was taken up again this morning. overa dozen' prom inent real estate dealers, bankers and at torneys and his neighbors, were called to attest to his character and reputation. They ail declared that Oyer is a sober and industrious man, and they were not. cognizant or the fact that he assoclatea with other women during the lifetime of his wife.

They testified that they never saw him under -the influence of intoxicants, although they did see him take a drink of beer occasionally. Some of them said tlvey visited him at his home and that he appeared to be -devoted to hi wife and two children. He also expressed grief at the death of his wife, they averred. to some of the witnesses. Oyer told them he had lived happily with his after he had -left her folks ajid.

gone to Dormont. and that he was -sorry that he had not done this sooner. Socialist Flags Removed. East Live rpool, May 7. Acting under orders from Mayor J.

Marshall, tho local fire department this morulas Grand Contests Be Con- ducted Free by THE PITTSBURG PRESS "Will dirt, track records withstand the assaults that will be made on them Saturday?" This is the question that is now going the rounds among devotees of motorcycling when discussing the monster, FREE bicycle and motorcycle race carnival held by PITTSBURG PRESS Saturday afternoon on Schenley Judging from the high class entry list, trd condition in which most of the contestants machines" now are. It is tiie concensus of 'Opinion- that, not only will' Jocal records be smashed, but that the btbt marks made on other half-mile dirt tracks in other parts of the country, will go by the board. The motorcycle riders and those connect cd with the pastime are not the only om-s enthused over Saturday's" speed, carnival. All lovers of sport and those who are ever anxious to witness thrilling events, are. impatiently awaiting -for the arrival of the trig day.

Hundreds of persons will make it a holiday, going to the park, early in the day and eating their lunches under the trees. There is little doubt but that most of the races will, be of the neck-and-neck SOME FACTS ABdUT THE MOTHERS' PENSION LAW. Owing to the- numerous requests received by THE PRESS concerning the new mothers'- pension law. the following summary of its provisions has been prepared: Two hundred thousand dollars is tc be appropriated for pensions, $100,000 of which is available the first year. Not less than five nor more than seven women are to be appointed in each county, taking advantage of the law, to carry it Into effect.

No counties will be given any part of- the appropriation o( the state tm-less the counties provide an equal amount from their own funds. Motaers must be proven worthy in "every way. Children must be In school. Widowed or abandoned mothers are the- only persona provided for in the law. Mothers must have been residenrs of county where application is made for thrf-e years.

The payments provided are $12 a month for one child. $20 for two, $29 Tor-three and $5 a month for each ad-d'tional child. No payment will be made for any child agpd 14 or over. Heavy penalties are provided in eaes where pension are secured by false statements. A TREAT FOR EVERYBODY That is what THE PRESS "will provide next Saturday for its friends at Schenley Oval.

Witness the daredevil motorcrde races in their record-breaking performance. Enjoy the music. Everything free. Bring your friends. 44.

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