The editor of the Monongahela Daily Republican writes that McKeesport residents have beer as their only option:
McKeesport people are in a fix. The body of a man who is missing, is thought to be under the reservoir, and it is covered with thick ice so that the basin cannot be thoroughly dragged. Most people think the corpse is in there, and every time a McKeesporter drinks a glass of hydrant water he imagines he tastes a toe, or a finger or a knee cap. The only resource left to the inhabitants is to drink beer.
– Chill W. Hazzard, Editor, Daily Republican, January 15, 1891.