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MARCH 3, 1000. SATURDAY MORXING, THE PITTSBURGH POST. PLAN NEW Ml IT COURT HOUSE. LesKe Talks to Ward Chairmen Behind Kocked Doors at Ring Headquarters. SENTINELS ON DUTY; LIST CP JOBS READ. Belief That Ax Will Rise and Fall Again Soon How Sceme is Is to Be Worked. BEHIND locked doors, with outside and inside sentinels to make privacy doubly secure, Max G. Leslie is alleged to have launched another movement last night to secure more jobs in the court house for hungry "supporters 01 the ring "organization." It was supposed to be a meeting of the ward chairmen "to get their views on the matter." There is deep significance in the statement that the ward chairmen were present "to gret their views." Max is said to have supplied them. He did nearly all the talking, that is, all the talking when it came down to matters of "real business." The scene of thi3 extremely Interesting meeting was the headquarters of the Republican executive committee in Grant street. Only those who had the pass word down fine could gain admission. It was necessary for them first to undergo scrutiny by the outside sentinel before they were even allowed to take the next step of knocking at the door. Then the inside sentinel looked them over. If they were of the elect that is, it the person happened to be a ward chairman or a citizen high in the councils of the ring, he was allowed to enter. Made Some of Them Angry. Some of the ring followers who have been in the habit of dropping into headquarters of an evening to find out how things were going, were highly incensed at this treatment of them as if they were suspicious characters and left the place In high dudgeon. Chairman Lesle. it i3 said, had a list of all the employes at the court house who have not the ring's brand on them. He read this list to the ward chairmen assembled and then parceled them out to the chairman of the wards In which said employes live. It Is up to the chairmen to fill their places with men who will render service to the ring. Such was the plan unfolded behind locked doors. Simple little things on the surface. Must Have More Jobs. But it Is a matter of great Interest to a small army of employes at the court house. Mr. Leslie needs more jobs m nis business. The ring management will tali far short of keeping all its promises to give out jobs to faithful worners, but it means to do the best it can, and the jobs at the court house comprise the only opportunity. Another meeting of the ward chairmen will be called soon for reports on what has been done with the lists supplied to them. If the decision is "Let U3 at the jobs," then ine ax will rise and fall once more at the court house. The meeting last night was well attended. It is said that the job question was the only one considered. Leslie as a Reformer. Earlier in the day Mr. Leslie declared himself to be desirous of having peace established in the Republican party of Allegheny county. He said he did not approve of his friends speaking harshly of those who are opposed to the methods of the organization and he added that he wished those on the other side would soon begin to view the organization in a different light. The chairman of the Republican executive committee also desires to become known eventually as a reformer. He eays that reform of the lasting kind will come only through the old party organizations. SUCCESSFUL INSTITUTE. Fifth-Year Teachers Meet at North School and Discuss Impor tant Subjects. The fifth year teachers of the Pitta-burgh schools held an institute In the North school yesterday afternoon that was one of the most successful of the series inaugurated this winter by City Superintendent Samuel Andrews'. Miss Maud G. Lewis, of the Grant school, presided. Remarks were made by many of the teachers on spelling, oral expression, analytical arithmetic," technical g.mmar and literature. Miss Annie L. Lafferty made an address on "Technical Grammar." Miss Olive Morris, Mis3 Margaret A. Owens and Miss Williams spoke on "Oral Expression." Miss C. E. Atkinson, Miss Catherine A. Soffel and Miss Clara Wassell led the discussion on "Spelling," and Miss "Williams, Miss Louise Loomis, Miss Olive B. Caldwell and Miss Annie Canan talked entertainingly on "Literature." MASKED MEN WARN NEGROES. Mounted Citizens Make Rounds at Shreveport, La. Have a Strong Organization. By Associated Press. SHREVEPORT, La., March 2. A band of about 40 masked and mounted citizens made the rounds in the negro districts late last night for the purpose of warning all negroes to recognize law and order. A strong organization has been effected and it is declared that disorderly negroes will be summarily dealt with. BRITISH LABORITES SCORE. Hope to Pass Bill for Meals for Underfed School Children. LONDON, March 2. In the house of commons to-day the members of the Labor party scored a success with their first bill of the session, empowering local educational authorities to provide meals for underfed school children. The- government, through Augustine Birrell, president of the board of education, and John Burns, president of the local board, said the ministers would endeavor to secure the passage of the measure at this session. Sir Charles Dilke's bill providing for the enfranchisement of women was introduced. Patrick Hesrinci Adjourned. NEW YORK, March 2. The hearing upon the motion for a new trial in the case of Albert T. Patrick, convicted of the murder of Wliliam Marsh Rice, an aged millionaire, was adjourned to-day until April S. This will make necessary a further reprieve by Governor Hig-gins, as Patrick is now under sentence to be executed on March 19. District Attorney Jerome informed Recorder Goff, before whom the hearing was being held, that he would join with Patrick's attorney in the application for the re-A. pr.'eve. Amsterdam Diamonds. Wa Irnr,ort our diamonds direct from i vi-e largest Cutters in Amsterdam and il direct to you. BAM F. SIPE, '.jne profit from Cutter to Customer, mi-it Holding, 2nd Floor, 339 5th Ave. 1 Storu optju Saturday evenings. WHILE STRIKE CLOUDS GATHER VY ... fftAT T $1 A rf W mmmaj Mm r mm mm CONTRACTORS Encounter Mine in Excavating for New Twelfth Ward School Building Five-Foot Vein Found Holding Over 5,000 Tons of Good Burning Fuel People Eagerly Buy. WITH two coal strikes threatening and coal prices soaring Into the luxury class, Allegheny comes to the rescue. Coal can be had on the North-side for 51 a ton. There is over 5,000 tons of the precious fuel, and as fast as it is mined It is being eagerly bought up by families in the Nunnery Hill, Conservatory Hill and East street or Butchers' run districts. The mine is at the bottom of an excavation for the Twelfth ward school building, Fairview avenue. Murphy Brothers, the general contractors on the job, in excavating for the cellar of the building, reached a five foot vein of coal at the depth they intended to complete operations. On the advice of Architect William E. Snaman, the contractors started to build the foundation over the mine. Superintendent Ellsworth Murphy, of the Allegheny bureau of building Inspection, ordered that the coal be taken out first-The contractors then began digging out TROLLEY LINES BUY MANY RAILS. New Business Marked by Unique Feature Steel Men Interested. . Two-thirds of the new business in the steel rail trade during the past week, which amounted to over 82.000 tons, according to Pittsburgh steel men, was for new traction lines building in all portions of the country. This significant state of affairs has not been passed unnoticed by the steel manufacturers, who are watching with close attention all changes of late in the railroad development. The proportion of rails called for by traction lines this year is said to reach a higher figure than ever before in the history of the country. Electrio lines are largely suburban or inter-borough system roads, and this has helped to swell the total demand for these rails. With the (steel rail orders for the year approximating 3,000,000 tons, the pig iron market, which, just now Is quieter than It has been for some time la new business, the situation seems to have become one of hurrying orders already booked for the first half of the year and not worrying over business for the second half. Most of the trading at present has been for small lots of iron, both of the Northern and Southern variety'. It is noticed that the most active spirit in the pig iron market is close to the rail mills, and this has shown the tremendous Etrength of that branch of the trade. OFFER TO BUY ''BULL'S "BULL'S" RAILROAD. CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE. ing the Santa Fe Central and of building the extension in the Pecos valley will be about $1,000,000. Not long ago, .It was stated that there was some opposition to the Santa Fe Central gaining an entrance to Alber-querqus, and this was because an agreement had been reached between the road and the Gould interests for trackage rights over its Alberquerqus division and to that city which the Gould lines were anxious to reach. The opposition to this deal was said to come from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road which has until now held the monopoly of the freight and traffic from the lively New Mexican city, a business that 13 increasing rapidly and is alone worth millions of dollars annually. This difficulty over the Gould connection with the road gave rise to the rumor last night that the proposed purcnasers of the property are really the Gould interests who, fear that unless they do so, they will be shut out of the desired connection with Alberquerque. by the opposition gaining control of the property. That Gould may be behind the Tall-madge deal is shown by a special dispatch from New Tork fo "The Post," which aid that the Gould people declined to discuss Tallmadge matter last night, saying they may have something to say later. AN ODD EPIDEMIC. Pupils In Larimer Avenue School Are Stricken Is Puzzle to Doctors. Directors Begin Probe. A peculiar disease has broken out among the pupils of the Larimer school, Larimer avenue and Winslow street. Twenty-first ward, which is puzzling the physicians of that district. It first made its appearance among the foreign scholars, but being of a contagious nature, it soon spread to others. In all 25 pupils have become affected, and compelled to remain away rrom school. The directors of the school met last night to take action against a further spread of the disease. Some time ago the Civic club asked per-mislon of the directors to have a physician make an examination of the pupils of the school. The request was granted but as yet nothing has been done. Last night the board communicated with Mrs. James G. Geegan of 5632 Marga-retta street, who made the proposition on behalf of the Civic club, and she promised to have their physician, Dr. George W. Rail, of 2"0 Frankstown avenue, investigate at once. In the meantime, the board will have the rooms thoroughly fumigated as the situation has become so serious, further affection would result in closing the schools. The Larimer school Is In the midst of a large foreign colony in the East End, and the physicians declare the diseasa has been carried into the school by children from such homes. U. S. GOVERNMENT TIME BALL. PITTFBTJROH, March 2. The time ball on the staff of the Farmers Bank building;, Fifth avenue and Wood street, dropped at exact noon to-day, i. e., 12 m. 75th meridian, or 5 p. m. Green wlcli time. Meterological Record. Temp. j " Temp. Ftationa. C M. P. Stations. C. M. P. Cincinn'tl, rn.&G 2 .02! Atlanta, rn ...5i 5s .20 Parkers'g, cy.68 64 .. Norfolk, cl ...60 6 .. Columbus. cy.oS 62 ..Montg"y, rn 62 6 .54 G. Haven, rn.3'j .401 N.Orleans, cy.70 "3 T Peoria, cl 4S o2 .5:ij Chattag'a, rn. .56 6 .70 'W Sr" UJ 'oSnomo 'G. Kapids. rn.34 34 .tSi Oklahoma, cl...36 40 .. Omaha, Bit 38 48 Tt S. Antonio, cl.6 74 .. D Moines, cy.40 68 ..(Nashville. rn..58 58 .68 Dubuque, cv.,42 44 .2Sj ill Paso, cl 54 68 .. Davenp'rt, cy.52 54 .18! NT. Platte, cy..l8 18 .12 Rt. Louis. cl..52 66 --D. City, cy 22 24 . 02 Ind'apolts, cl.52 62 .3S Duluth. sn i4 4 .22 Wash . cl ....44 62 ..j Madison, rn ...38 as .62 Wichita, cy ..2S 30 T. Manjuette, sn.22 22 .20 Kan, City, cy-32 46 .01 ; Bismarck. cy..l4 18 .. Concordia, sn.24 34 .02; Havre, cy 32 36 T AmarUlo, cl.,-34 40 ..j Helena, cl i6 32 .. Abilene, cl ..-62 E4 .. St. Paul, sr... .28 32 .24 Cairo, pc 52 66 .68 Huron, sn 22 24 .68 Memphis, pc..60 62 .70; Palestine, cl...54 62 .. L. Rack pl 54 66 T; Galveston. cl..66 72 T Ft. ifmlih, el.. 46 54 ..(Cheyenne, cl...l8 22 .01 Louisville, cy.r.5 62 .18 Santa Fe, C1...30 34 .. Phila., cy 34 46 ..( G. June. cl...34 40 .. N. York, pc..38 40 .. Denver, cl ....23 23 .. Buffalo, cy ...26 26 .011 Sait Lake, cl.30 36 T Cleveland, cy.54 68 .. j VIckuburfr, cl..60 "0 .18 Baltimore, cl.40 60 ..; Shreveport, cl.E4 66 .01 Jack'ville, pc.68 72 ..j Yello'stone, C1.20 28 .. 8 a. m 44j 8 p. m 56 12 noon 57 Maximum 65 2 p. m 62 Minimum 42 6 p. m 61 j Mean 54 Open To-"XlKht Till 10 O'CIoelt. Select a Diamond Ring or a High Grade Watch. A small first payment. Balance as convenient, Loftia Bros. 6e Co., 220 Sixth Street, TON TN ALLEGHENY. mm mm 1 mmm 1 mh aavv -w the coal, and they are selling It at ?1 per ton. The coal burns well In stoves and if the contractors succeed in disposing of the product at l per ton they will be well paid for the extra excavation they have to make. The size of the excavation is 150x150 feet, and as the vein is five feet thick the excavation will produce about 112,500 bushels of coal, or about 5,090 tons. Thirty-five or 40 years ago this vein of coal was worked extensively. A man named Speer carried on coal mining there on an extensive scale and used trained dogs instead of mules or other draughting power to bring the coal from the "mines." The old Catholic cemetery on Nunnery Hill is undermined with a veritable honeycomb of passages dug out years ago by Speer. Other sections In the neighborhood also are cut under In the same way. There are over 100 acres of coal still undeveloped that belong to this vein, but as it contains a large percentage of sulphur it will hardly pay to work it. CARNEGIE DONATES $20,000 TO COLLEGE. Hastings, Neb., School Gets That Amount Conditioned on Raising $100,000 for Library. Rev. E. VanDyke Wight, president of Hastings college, at Hasting, Neb., who is now In Pittsburgh, received a telegram yesterday stating that Andrew Carnegie had given $20,000 to the college. The gift is conditioned. Some time ago the col lege began a movement to collect $100,000 and Mr. Carnegie's conditions are that this sum be raised and that his contribution be used to erect a building for a library and science hall. Practically the first of these conditions has been met, as the subscriptions now aggregate almost 175,000. Hastings college is a Presbyterian Institution, and Presbyterians throughout the - country have been aiding it. P. L. Johnston, of Hastings, the college treasurer, came to Pittsburgh in December and has been very successful in raising money here. The First, Third, Shadyside and East Liberty Presbyterian churches in particular have been liberal in their donations. President Wight expects to be able to raise the. balance required in this field. The $75,000 that has been subscribed has come chiefly in small contributions, the heaviest individual subscriber being D. K. Pearson, of Chicago, who gave $10,000. THE BAR ASSOCIATION HAS MEMORIAL MEETING. Memory of the Late William Scott Is Appropriately Honored by Attorneys. A meeting In honor of the late William Scott was held by the Allegheny County Bar Association yesterday afternoon. It was the largest meeting ever held by the Association on the death of a member, the room being crowded to the doors and some of those desiring to attend being unable to secure admission. Judge S. A. McClung presided and the vice presidents included Judges M. H. Acheson, F. H. Collier. W. G. Hawkins. Robert S. Fraxer and Joseph Bufflngton; Sal. Schoyer, Jr., Christopher Magee, John Dalzell. H. A. Miller, Thomas Her-rlott. J. E. McKelvey, C. II. McKee and J. K. Sterrett, Addresses were made by Hon. John Dalzell, Clarence Burleigh, James McCleave, T. D. Chantler, Judge J. J. Miller, Judge W. D. Porter, of the supreme court, and Nathaniel Ewing, former judge of Fayette county. A committee consisting of D. T. Watson, J. M. Swearlngen. W. B. Rodgers. J. H. Reed, John McCleave, Nathaniel Ewing and George B. Gordon presented an appropriate minute which was adopted. BUTLER LICENSES GRANTED. AH Applicants for Wholesale Liquor Privileges and 3rewing Company Turned Down. Special to The Pittsburgh Tost. BUTLER, Fa,, March 2. Judge James M. Galbreath today filed a decree refusing every applicant for wholesale liquor license and the Butler plant of the Independent Brewing company, and granting every applicant for tavern license in Butler. The licenses granted are as follows: Retail Nixon Brothers, Earl D. Clinton, Augustus F. Rockenstein, George C. Haworth. Ralph Gregg, James Gllmore Moser, Daniel F. McCrea, Mrs. Mattle A. Reihlng, Charted F. Hosford, Joseph M. Harvey, Butler; Benjamin J. Forquer, William E. Lackey, Adolphus A. Hoch, Chicora; Charles II. Miller, William Wahl, Evans City; Louis N. Zelgler, Samuel A. Beam, Harmony; Henry W. Stokey. Eicholtz Brothers, Zelienople; John E. Muder, Jr.. Thomas F. Cooper, Saxonburg; Frank D. Myers, Lyndora. Distiler Peter C. Frederick, Zellenople. Those refused are as follows: Retail-George A. Gehm. Evans City: I B. Mc-Camey, Petrolla; Fred H. Goettler, Mars, Wholesale Kemper & I'hister, Forquer & Mohan, Elmer E. Kelly, Louis A. Weisburg, Charles B. Wuller, Phillip J. Miller, Robert L. Dellaven, Butler; C. T. Aland, Lyndora. Brewery Independent Brewing Company, Butler. DECIDES FOR PACKERS. Government Ordered to Furnish the Names of Witnesses. CHICAGO, March 2. The direct examination of Special Agent "Durand was finished to-day, in the packers' case, and the cross examination was begun. Early in the day the attorneys in tho case engaged in a sharp argument regarding the propriety of admitting as evidence in the case the names of 200 witnesses, which, the. lawyers for the packers contended, had been turned over to the department of justice by Commissioner Garfield. District Attorney Morrison fought hard against a ruling of the court directing him to furnish the names, and when It was finally made, informed the court that he did not have them. The court then Issued another order directing that the government make a search for the names and for all correspondence relating to them. Less Work in Pennsy Shops. PHILADELPHIA, March 2. Orders of retrenchment in the operating department are about to be Issued by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. It was officially confirmed to-day that it has been decided to reduce the vorklng time of a large number of shop employes in this city Altoona, Jersey City and other terminals. A reduction of five hours a week has been ordered at the Altoona shops. Verdict Against Howard Gould. MINEOLA. L. 1., March 2. A Verdict for $65,000 with $2,000 added for counsel fees, was rendered against Howard Gould to-day in the suit brought by Henry Mur-dock, a contractor ami builder of New York to recover commissions on a contract in connection with "Castle Gould" at Sands Point, Ij. I. Mr. Murdock sued Xor $120,000. WILL EUGE PARS. COUNCILS AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF TWELVE MORE ACRES FOR HIGHLAND. AMEND POLICE PENSION LAW. City Clerkship Candidates Are Busy. Kenna's Friends Send Floral Tribute. Both branches of councils last night passed the ordinance for the purchase from the Robert Wightman estate, in the Nineteenth ward, of 12 acres of land to be added to Highland park. The price, $90,000, will be taken from the park bond fund. Select council,, which had met in special session, also passed finally the last of the fiscal ordinances, that levying taxes and assessing water rents, the water schedule having been reduced in several instances at a meeting last Wednesday. Another matter before the select council was an ordinance amending the ordinance creating the office of delinquent tax collector. The measure was referred to the financial committee. It provides for a division of the collection of 5 per cent on delinquent taxes, 3 per cent going to the city and 2 per cent to the collector, the reverse of the division as It is at present. This move Is in apposition to the proposal to abolish the office of delinquent tax collector. Flowers for Kenna. When select council convened Edward H. Kenna was sworn In aa the new member from the Twelfth ward. He was elected to fill the unexpired term of John Barry, who resigned. A large floral horseshoe of red roses, carnations and sweet lyssium, a gift from friends in his ward, adorned the desk of Mr. Kenna. A feature before and after the meetings of both branches of councils last evening was the activity of the various candidates for the city clerkship. H. W. Minnemyer, Jr., John E. Gable, present city clerk and assistant city clerk, respectively; J. L. Lowry, of the Twentieth ward, and "Bob" Clark, at present transcribing clerk in the city clerk's office, were the busy candidates. Each claimed to be making progress and seemed to find encouragement. Contest for Chairmanship. The contest between John J. McKelvoy and William B. Brand for the presidency of common council was also aunarent, but in a more subdued manner. Mr. Mc-Kelvey presided at the meeting last night, in the absence of Fresldent Ward. Friends of Mr. McKelvey say he is now In the lead for the contest. They predict that he will have a fine majority when the vote is taken. One of the leading features before the common council last night was an ordinance called up by Mr. Morin, increasing the allowance for the police pension fund from $30 to $."0 per man. Mr. Roenlgk wanted to know if this was necessary to provide proper protection. Superintendent Thomas McQuaide, of the bureau of detectives, who was present, was asked to explain. He said that for the last three years the fund had stood at $122,000, the payments made from it preventing it from growing. If this increase were granted it would be possible to reduce the period of service from 25 to 20 years. "There are men on the force," Superintendent McQuaide said, "who would not retire at 20 years, being physically lit for duty and preferring full pay, but you know a change of administration is coming and some of the old men fear that they will not le retained and they would retire at 20 years." In answer to questions. Superintendent McQuaide said the fund now pays to two men $1,500 a year each. One former lieutenant and eight former patrolmen draw smaller amounts. The reduction in years would have to be made by the pension association and could not be done except by consent of the present pensioners. This consent had been promised. Mr. Brand asked him If it were not a fact that "one high objector" had always stood in the way of this reduction and Mr. McQuaide said it was. This man had promised to acree to the reduction, but he admitted there wan nothing to bind him. Mr. McQuaide agreed with Mr. Brand that it would be well to have the reduction in time specified in the law and Mr. Brand offered an amendment pro viding that the increase should go Into effect when the period of service was reduced from 25 to 20 years by the pension association. Would ChecK Dictation. "I want to fix It," said Mr. Brand, "so that this gentleman pensioner, this high pensioner, can't dictate to all the men on the force." The amendment was adopted and the bill went over for printing. Mr. Porter, from the committee on public works, presented an ordinance authorizing the letting of a contract for incandescent mantle street lamps, for the purchase of 16,000 water meters at $140.0, for the purchase of bulbs, plants and trees for the parks and for repairing tho Diamond market house, all of which were passed. Mr. Brand, from a special committee, presented the ordinance for vacating Twelfth street, from Etna street to th Allegheny river. Director E. M. Bigelow said that the only persons who use the streets are employes of Mackintosh, Hemphill & Co. and the Star Tin Plate Company, who own all the abutting property. They wanted it closed to facilitate; the operations of their plants, and he Inherited Disease Eyes Affected Weak, Could Hardly Walk Life of Suffering. Still Another Great Gure by Hood's Sarsaparilla The following letter is from Sir. Geo. A. Zirkle, School Teacher in Mt. Horeb, Term., well-known all through that county, where he was born and has always lived. " Mt. Horeb, Tenn., Jan. 10, 906. "C. I. Hood Co., Lowell, Mass. "I have suffered all my life, until lately, from inherited scrofula. When a mere babe I had a scrofulous sore back of my ear. At 21 I had 13 scrofulous lumps on my neck. At 37 the disease assumed a new and tantalizing form. My eyes were affected so that I could not read after eunset, and when I closed them it was difficult to reopen them. There was always intolerable itching all over my body. Then a tumor on my neck changed to the front of my neck, suppurated and was followed by others, until 6ix had formed and broken. I became so weak I could scarcely walk, and could hardly attend to my teaching. All the medicine I tried failed to help until I began the use of Hood's Sarsaparilla. In less than three months the sores healed, a troublesome catarrhal ttrint disappeared thought they were important enough to the city to be accommodated. The bill was adopted. Pass Appropriation Ordinances. Tin appropriation ordinances as amend- sundry purposes bill whicli had been amended by adding $83,000 for bath houses was passed. In the public safety ordinance. $3,000 had been added for throe additional tenement house inspectors: $35,000 for an engine house and police station in the Thirty-second ward, ana $5,oX) for the fire apparatus in the Thirty-ninth ward. The bill was. passed. There was some debate on the ordinance for levying taxes and fixing water rents over the charges made in the water schedule. The amended ordinance, however, was passed finally. RAILROAD BRIDGE IS UNDER GUARD. Carnegie Steel Company Takes Precautions Against Interference by Union Workmen. The building of a small steel bridge for the extension of the Union Railroad of the Carnegie Steel Company, to connect with the Wabash, and which will carry the tracks over the Calhoun Park division of the Pittsburgh Railways company at Buttermilk hollow, between the park and Dravosburg, is the cause of some trouble between the Union Railroad company and the members of the Bridge and Structural Iron Workers' union, which has necessitated extra precautions to be taken by the railroad to prevent any interference between the workmen belonging to that union and the men employed in putting up the bridge. The steel In the bridge was made by the Carnegie Steel company and fabricated by the American Bridge company. The strike of the bridge workers' union against the American Bridge company and its boycott against all steel turned out by that company caused the union to take steps to prevent any work being done on the bridge, though they had not been employed on the job and no for extra workmen had been made. When the Union Railroad company began the erection of the bridge, It took a force of its own men to the scene. The bridge workers sent men there to try and prevent the work being done and sought to draw off soma of the non-union the railroad company they sent guards workmen. So soon as tills was learned by to the place and these have instructions to prevent any tresspassing on the railroad company's property. It had been given out that the American Bridge company was Involved in the trouble, but the officers of that company yesterday explained that they had nothing to do with the matter. SUN OF FAVOR SHINES ON "SUN." CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE. In the way of an afternoon newspaper in Pittsburgh. Advertisers are showing their appreciation of "The Sun" with an enthusiasm equal to that of the reading public. It is a. medium through which the people of all classes may b; reached. It soes to the homes, it goes every where it is read on the cars while people are returning home in the evening; It Is read at lunch time; it Is read every time people have opportunity and time to peruse it. "The Sun" Is certainly receiving a great reception, with sales increasing daily. Makes Hit With Max Leslie. Max O. Leslie, chairman of the Republican executive committee. Is among those who think the "The Sun" Is a Kreat newspuper. Mr. Leslie thinks sunshine is a good thing for the people, especially for the Republican party Just now. "I think." said Mr. Leslie. " "The Sun' is a bright, lively, up-to-date newspaper. Yes, I send my merriest greetings to 'The fun.' " Before and after the meetings of councils last niKht the members of both bodies. In spite of th-ir great interest in political matters that are bothering the councllrnen at present, found time to comment upon the splendid appearance and character of "The Sun." All agreed that It was one of the best some declared it was the best afttrnoon daily newspape-r they had ever seen. "I began buyins 'The Sun' the first day it appeared on the streets," said President James S. Wightman, of the s let branch. "It was so good that I bought It he next day I'm going to keep right on buying 'The Sun.' for I think it Is just the kind of newspaper that is needed in Pittsburgh now. It not only contains all the news, but handles It in a way that will certainly be pleasing to all its readers." Dr. E. R. Walters, a member of select council, also declared "The Sun" was a great newspaper. "I like its style." he said, "and will certainly continue to read It every day." Another enthusiastic friend of "The Sun" is S. S. Lesslie. "I think it Is the brightest, breeziest and best afternoon paper I have ever read," said Mr. Lesslie. "Its news Is served in a way that enables a reader to get what h wants without having to read s-.-veral columns. I like its special features, too. It is a paper that deserves success." Little Girls In "Tho Prince Chap." "The Prince Chap." whic h comes to the Belasco theater nt-xt week, caused a sensation in New York on account of the little girls that have so much prominence in the produoticin. As the heroine of the play, Claudia, must be before the audience nt several ages of her life. It is necessary that the part be portrayed by three different girls. ' and the scrofulous habit steadily grew lees apparent. Today I am in the best of health, weigh more than ever in ray life. Do yon wonder that I believe in Hood's Sarsaparilla? I can do no less than recommend it everywhere and every day." Special. To meet the wishes of those who prefer medifine in tablet form, we are now putting up Hood's Sarsnparilla in chocolate-coated tablets as well as in the usual liquid form. By redneinsr Hood's Sarsaparilla to a solid extract, we have retained in the tablets the curative properties of every medicinal ingredient Sold by drci-cists or sent by mall. 100 doses one dollar. C. I. Hood Co., Lowell, Mass. fl? t '"iS lu 4. 41 Vv ".v - V , fi RUSH FOR BABY MAY RESULT IN LAWSUIT. Mother Leaves It; Day Nursery Gives It Away, Now Grandmother Wants It. In the mixup resulting from a general rusii for possession of a baby, a. bright-eyed boy, left by its mother last Tuesday in charge of the day nursery of the East Knd Young Women's Christian Association, law suit is one of the probabilities. Yesterday the baby'-s grandniot lie r, Mrs. James Anderson, of Krie, appeared to claim the infant. She was ini armed that it had been given to Mrs. Louis It. Metz-gar, of Rellefonte street. Mrs. Anderson immediately went to the Metzgar home to procure her daughter's' offspring but found the Metzgar family unwilling to give up the prize. Mrs. Anderson declares she will make a fight for the baby and Mrs. M?tzgar is seeking legal advice. Mrs. Anderson said her daughter was deserted by her husband some time ago. end the young woman, who is but 18 years old, believing she could obtain employment, came to this city. Her efforts were fruitless and with no money to provide for her baby had left it to the tender mercies of the day nursery. The young women in charge of the nursery were unable to get the baby into any charltable Institution and as soon as it became known that a home was being sought for the baby, numerous women applied for it. Among them was Mrs. Fagan, wife of an engineer of the Carnegie Steel Company, at Uraddock, and Mrs. S. II. RSstel. of RuiTsdale, who is already the mother of twelve children. The latter said most of her children were grown up and as she "had a nice large place,' she made a strong bid for the baby. ADAMS IS NOW ALLEGED TO HAVE CONFESSED. Corroborates Orchard Regarding Murder In Idaho, the Detectives Assert. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, BOISE, Idaho. March 2. The statesman, to-morrow, will say: "The statesman is authorized to-morrow that Steve Adams, arest?d at Haines, Oregon, on February 20, in connection with th assassination of former Governor Frank Kteu-nenberg, has male a sweeping confession. "This statement was made b; James McFarland, a detective in charge of the investigation, last evening, in the presence of Governor Gooding, of Idaho, and J. R. Ilawh-y, the latter in charge of the prosecution. "Mr. Adams knows far more of the workings of the 'Inner Circle,' said McFarland, than Orchard did and was able to give a mass of detailed information that Orchard's confession did rot cover. The confession of Adams, he said, corroborates that given by Orchard in ev?ry substntial point connected with the assassination of Governor Steunenberg. "Still another statement made by Detective McFarland, was that the Adams confession gavs the details of a large number of murders that were r.ot referred to in any manner by Orchard." Call and hear your favorite musd? on the wonderful Hardrnan Automatic Piano with interior piano player. THE WORLD'S BEST UPRIGHTS AND GRANDS. CHICK ER1 SCi. nAUDMAX. KliOEGER. Kl'ltTZMAN, ESTEY, ETC. Sold only by G. & W. Schroeder, Mgrs. i OELIABLE Uprights $Ts5 upT j l. Baby Grands $550 up. Old j j instruments taken in exchange, j Terms to suit. 'Write for Catalog. I RELIABLE XT BfllllV DEALER. G.&.W.SCHROEDER Mgrs 633CSMITHFIELD5T. ENTIRE SIX STORY BLD'G. NEAR 7 IS AVE Bargains in used Chickerinjr, Hardman. Pteinway iianon. I "jTilits. $105 up; O rands, SO up. Irsest Stoek. fdiarch 5, 6, 7, 1 BOG. M0N0NGAHELA INSURANCE CO. Cash Capital, $175,000. S07 FOURTH AVE., PITTSBURGH. GKORGE A. EERHT. President. JOHN G. CLAN'EY, Vice President and Treaj. W. K. RE IKS XYDER, Secretary. Directors: Gen. A. rierrjr. J. R. Snively. W. si. Mcivinney. II. E. BUwell Charlen H. Shir.kla. Nathaniel Ho!mi. 1 1. L. Mason. V.. S. Smith, Clifford l-. Claney. Ono. McC. Kountz. I Charles H. Spans, j Jos. T. Speer. j John H. Claney. cnaritj a. jjick:on. John A. Harper. Tour hous? may never he destroyed by fire, but there is the possibility that It may and in any event, the rel'ef from ! worry i3 worth more than the cost of in-I surance. WESTERN INSURANCE CO., 601-5 Arrott Building. W tfSHa I '!pk W"S F" RSSl im Vk JSSt n AT f r BPn Vim We? m i El h ti I Rug Department, The New Rugs Our Spring stock is now complete, the ensemble embraces the largest collection of Rugs of Every Description ever seen in the city. We show over 300 patterns in 9x12 foot Carpet Rugs alone Special This Week A lot of $35.00 9x12 ft. Smyrna Rugs for $27.50 each These are a rare bargain,, see them early. Our New Method of exhibiting rugs enables the customer to see the entire line in a very few moments. Buy While Assortments Are Complete Oliver McCHntock Co. 219 Fifth Ave 219 IfcrtheBabf "Take care of the child and the man will take care of himself." The most important part of the care of a child is the feeding. Use Mellin's Food for your baby and you will take care of the child in the best sense of the word. He will be well and he will thrive and grow strong and rosy. Send for a free sample for your baby. The ONLY Infants' Food receiriatf the GRAND PRIZE at St. Lenis. 1904. Gold Medal, Highest Award, Portland, Ore. 19C5. MELLIN'S FOOD CO., BOSTON, MASS. road. frJB mw-mr . . i iieips tne team, eaves wear ana . expense. Sold everywhere. MAD BY STANDARD OIL CO. March 5, S, 7, 1 90G. 1-HMIIDi w--. march S, fi, T, 1 900. W H 1 w ikfti ps? load 31 ff JHiiELrfiQ shortens fj I 99 the S.l f 0 or DSi,MTtSR-' -PHOTO M I vLAI voob' -haw Torut-1 pJr J &Fr 7 11 WK'M AVE. jrv

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