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II A BAD BOX
Allegheny Cotracilmen Discuss
the Charter Move.
EVILS OF THE THIED CLASS.
City Solicitor Elphinstone Explains
flUXTER DENIES SOME CHARGES,
And Says the Committee Are Not After Any
ACTION POSTPONED TILL TDESDAT
A special session of Allegheny Councils
was held last night to consider the charter
legislation. President Lindsay called the
Select branch to order, and Mr. Henricks
immediately moved to go into joint session
for the purpose of hearing a statement from
City Solicitor Elphinstone.
Mr. Hartman was opposed to this, and
objecting to taking any action, saying the
Supreme Court had not made a decision on
the question yet, and things were going
along all right Mr. Lare and Mr. Henricks
favored the joint session, and finally, with
the understanding that Select Council
would only listen to the City Solicitor's
statement and would not vote in joint
session, the motion was adopted.
Mr. Lindsay presided at the joint session,
and City Solicitor Elphinstone was re
quested to cxolain the situation and tell
how the new municipal bill will affect Al
legheny City. He prefaced his remarks by
saving that it was a matter of grave import
ance graver than some Councilmen appre
ciate, and that action should be taken im
mediately. He said:
This is an issue that must be mot, and must
be met at once, as delay will be dangerous. In
IS74 the Legislature passed the Wallace act,
dividing cities Into three classes, and we
were in the third class. Subsequently
it was amended, extending the number to
five classes, and the Legislature in
1657 increased the number to seven, ncder
which we were placed in a class by ourselves.
About five months ago the 8upreme Court de
clared the act unconstitutional. This affects
our city, especially in the matter of grading
and paving streets and other public improve
ments. We would be compelled to accept the
laws that govern cities having 8,000 inhabitants
THIED CLASS EVILS.
In order to prevent a state of anarchy the
Supreme Court has stepped aside in order to
allow the present Legislature to frame a law
dividing cities of the State into three classes.
There are 24 cities in the State that will be
placed in the third class. By the de
cision on the act of 1SSS 14 cities were
left without a charter, and under the
decision on the act of "87, ten others were nut
in the same box. These 24 cities, representing
half a million people, will demand legislation
that suits them, and if you go into a class with
them you will be bound to accept their laws.
The Legislature is bound to put you into either
the second or third class, and jou can't prevent
it Some minor changes can be made in the
Pittsburg charter that they will not object to,
and Allegheny will be benefited.
I will point out some of the evils of entering
the third class. H will do awav with the De
linquent Tax Collector, and the City Treasurer
willap olnt one for each ward. You have had
KiDf experience with this method of collecting
taxes, and a large amount of money was lost
through dishonesty and carelessness. A Board
of jewers will be appointed for cery distinct
improvement, which system causes a great deal
of delay and a great deal of unfairness. In
the second flats the Court appoints a
Board of Viewers composed of dis
interested freeholders who act on all im
plements. By reinaininc in the third class
the office nf Superintendent of the Water
"Works will be abolished and a board of light
and water commissioners appointed with
powers unsafe for a city the size of Allegheny.
The Board of Health will bo abolished, and in
stead a boaid of five members, two of them
physicians, appointed by the Mat or, shall have
the same power as the Board of Health. Coun
cils can regulate saloons and tippling houses
which will cause
A GEEAT DEAL- OP TROUBLE.
in a city like Allegheny. The Mayor will have
undue power, and can appoint all the city offi
cers that are now cboeen by Councils, except
the clerks of Councils and the City Solicitor.
He can remove an officer at any time. This
may suit cities where cabbages crow in the
streets, but it won't suit Allegheny. You can
only improve streets and open new thorough
fares with the consent of one-half of the abut
ting property owners, and many needed Im
provements will thus be prevented. There will
onlv be one member of Select Council from
each ward and two in Common Councils. This
will reduce the membership in the Select
branch to 13 and in Common to 26, which would
If Allegheny becomes a city of the second
class all the laws passed since 1S74 will be given
you. It will give you representation in Coun
cils IS at present. Some people havo a false
impression and connt the result of accepting
Pittsburg's charter. It will notnood this build
ing witl office holders who have nothing to do
but draw salaries. I think it is an insult to
Councils to imagine that they will be pulled
into a lavish expenditure of money as in Pitts
burg. It will not be necessary to have fhe
police magistrates, each drawing a salary of
$2,600 a year. You can regulate the districts
GAUGE THEIE COMPESSATION
to suit the receipts. This can be regulated in
rucb a way that it won't cost the city a dollar.
ine Delinquent tax collector, uoara of Asses
sors, Controller and Treasurer you can elect as
at present. There is a slight difference, how
ever, in the Board of Assessors. A chief is
elected and receives a salary of 2,500 a year,
snd his assistants receive $3 a day u bile they
are employe! Taxes will be paid in two in
stallments, one-half in March and one half in
September. Taxes will not be divested by
Sheriff sales as at present, the city having lost
thousands of dollars through the present sys
tem. The city will have more power in the im
provement of streets and public buildings, while
at present property is often taxed to confisca
tion. The idea that by entering a class with
Pittsburg is a step toward consolidation is
ridiculous. It will prevent consolidation. The
city will have three departments, as in Pitts
burg Charities, Public Works and Safety.
The chiefs of these departments will not neces
sarily have to be paid high salaries and can be
removed at any time.
NO POLITICAL SCHEME.
At the close of Mr. Elphinstone's remarks
Chairman Hunter took the floor and said:
The motives of the committee appointed by
this city to attend tho Municipal Convention
have been impugned. It was not a scheme of
politicians to make positions for themselves
and friends, simply a force of circumstances.
The President of the inter-Municipal Conven
tion sent us an invitation to meet with repre
sentatives from 23 other cities. "When the
convention met we were asked what we want
ed, and we said we were satisfied with the act
of 1837 and wanted to be let alone. This was
refusecLaltbough they listened to our speeches.
About midnight we bad the bill referred to a
committee, and the convention adjourned. We
followed the committee to the Locbiel
Hotel, and hsd a pleasant talk with them.
Wc wanted the bill altered so that it would
allow us to remain where we are. but we were
unsuccessful. Finally they consented to alter
the fibres allowing cities having 100,000 of a
population to enter the 6econd. This was not
done to create positions for ourselves. I do not
believe Air. Lindsay n ill sell his rolling mill
and accept a position, and I do not want any
Mr Hunter then read a resolution to draw
up a bill dividing the cities of the State
into four classes, but Dr. Gilliford objected
to a discussion or action on tbe subject. He
said that the Select branch had agreed to go
into joint session and hear the City Solicit
or's opinion on tbe matter, and discuss the
matter by themselves.
Several of the members expressed favora
ble opinions on booming a second-class
city, when Dr. Gilliford moved that the
joint session adjourn, and the motion was
rOSTPONZD UNTIL TUESDAY.
At the close of the joiut session Common
Council reconvened and Mr. Dahlinger took
the floor, saying that as the subject was not
well understood by the people, action
should be postponed for a time to let them
become posted on it. He offered a resolu
tion that the matter be laid over for a week
and the Charter Committee, -in conjunction
with the City Solicitor, prepare a statement
of the reasons for the change and the legis
lation proposed to take place; this to be
printed and circulated.
Mr. Kennedy opposed the postponement.
Mr. Dahlinger said that as the people had
heard that it was a scheme of politicians
they should be given a chance to under
Mr. Steffen offered an amendment to Mr.
Dahlinger's resolution providing that action
be postponed until Tuesday. The amend
ment was accepted.
Mr. Gerwig said that in his intercourse
with the people he found that few citizens
knew anything about the subject, but he
felt that from the clear statement made by
the Citv Solicitor, public opinion would so
crystallize that on Tuesday they could
meet and legislate with the full approval of
The resolution as amended was then
adopted, and the meeting adjourned until
LAEGER WATER PITES.
Allegheny Councils Appropriate Money For
Better Fire Protection.
Before Common Council went into joint
session, the regular business was taken up.
A resolution for transferring 21,000 to the
Fire Department fund and another transfer
ring 517,000 to the Police fund to meet cur
rent expenses were passed.
The ordinance to authorize the issue of
8125,000 40 per cent bonds, to replace and
increase the caliber of water pipe in the
citv, was taken up. Mr. Gerwig said the
Chief of the Fire Department was demand
ing better service. The Sandusky street
pipe would furnish water for but one en
gine. The district between Federal and
Sandusky streets, Ohio and Lacock streets,
was without protection, and the Butchers
Run district was in the same condition.
The ordinance was passed, Mr. McDonald
casting the only negative vote.
Mayor Pearson returned with his veto,
the ordinance for licensing peddlers. It
was his first veto, and on Mr. "Wertheimer's
motion it was sustained.
AGAINST THE SIDEBOARDS.
Jembcru of Catholic Temperance So
cieties Must be Abstainers.
A movement has been set on foot by the
members of the Cathedral T. A B. society
of Philadelphia to inaugurate a crusade
against drinking bars in social clubs which
have been run under the name of "side
boards." If they carry the matter to the
national temperance organization, known as
the Rational Diocesan Union, it will affect
Pittsburg and the members of the Catholic
temperance societies who are connected
with social clubs will have to withdraw
from the latter.
An officer of the union said last night:
"The movement which has been started in
Philadelphia by the local society will
probably become national ana tne laws en
forced in every branch of the union through
out the United States. My own private
opinion is that at the next convention of the
union, which will take place in Cleveland
in August, the matter will come up. It is a
should be settled by the local societies
without carrying it into the national body.
If the latter does take it up, however, any
members belonging to the Columbus Club,
of Pittsburg, or any other social club, who
is connected with any of our local societies
must leave the former. The matter has never
been agitated in this city yet, but it may
come up at any time.."
There are not many members of the Col
umbus Club who are connected with the
temperance societies. The Randall Club,
which has a sideboard,is composed of young
Catholics. There are several other clubs
about the city having Catholic members,
but few of them are total abstainers.
The local society connected with St.Paul's
Cathedral in this city will meet Sunday
evening in the church to renew theirpledges
for the coming year. They eipect to have
a large number'of new signers.
FROM WlilBTMXG ELIJAH,
General IlarrisonTbnnksthc Batchers' Pro
tective Association for a Roast.
The Butchers' Protective Association met
last night in Old City Hall, with Fred Beil
stein in the chair.
William Peters, Secretary of the associa
tion, read a set of resolutions on the re
cstablishment of competitive cattle markets,
and the enactment by the State of live-stock
inspection which will raise beef above the
suspicion of disease, These resolutions,
which are to be embodied in a bill and pre
sentcd to the State Legislature, were
The Dunn Mercantile Agency had a rer
resentative present, who wanted the butchers
to adopt a system of referring each and
every customer to a class according to his
credit. This was not adopted. The resig
nation of George V. Kimberlain as a mem
ber of the association was read and accepted.
President Beilstein read the following
letter, which was received with cheers:
Ixdianafolis, December 28, 1SSS.
J. F. Beilstein, Allegheny, Fa.:
Dear Sib General Harrison directs mo to
acknowledge the receipt of your kind letter of
the 21st, and also of the "roast' which you were
kind enough to send, and which was creatly
appreciated by bim and all the members of tbe
lamilv. Please accept his sincere thanks for
your f riendlv interest ana attention.
Yours" truly, E W. Halford.
After the reading of the letter the meet
ing adjourned until the first Thursday in
THE flEW OFFICERS.
Young Men's Tariff Clnb Chooics
Lenders for the Year.
The Yonng Men's Eepublican Tariff Club
held its annual election of officers last night
The old officers were all re-elected, except
the Board of Directors. The following is
the list as elected:
President, T. M. McFarland; First Vice Presi
dent, Heber McDowell; Second Vice President,
T. W. Baker; Recording Secretary, H. Grant
Miller; Corresponding Secretary, Thomas R.
Percy; Financial Secretary, John Wetiellj
Treasurer, John F. Gcisenhainer. Board of
Directors, C. L Jlagee, Geo. H. Trcusch, John
Gripp, Geo.M.VonBonnhorst, Robert Berry,
W. H. McCleary, K. L. Geist, Scott Dibert, M.
J. Price and James Riddlen. The Board of
Election Officers was composed of Messrs. I.
K. McGunnegle, John Doyle and S. T. Richards.
The committee appointed at the last meet
ing to look up a building suitable fora club
house for the organization reported that the
house on the corner of Sixth avenue and
Montour way, at present occupied by Dr.
Gallahcr, was best suited for the purpose.
The report was adopted by the Board of Di
rectors, and will come up for consideration
at tbe next meeting of the club.
KILLED BY A TRAIN.
A Swinsvnlc Roy Knocked Down on Uls
Way From School.
John Downey, a boy about 6 years old,
was killed on the Pennsylvania Railroad at
Swissvale yesterday at noon. The child was
coming from school, and on his way honfe
he had to cross the tracks. He had already
reached the middle before he noticed a train
coming. Then he tried to run back but fell,
and was hit by the train.
The accident happened at noon and the
boy died about 6 o'clock last night. John
was a son of Alexander Downey, a well
known resident of Swissvale.
A Rnllrond Cnrvc Strnlehtened.
The big curve at Coleman station, on the
Allegheny Valley Bailroad, is about to be
abandoned by the company, and a straight
line has been built, which goes from Brill
iant station to Wildwood. "The curve was
nearly half a mile long, and it frequently
caused a great deal of delay to freight
TO PEETENT STRIKES
Coke Workers Ask for the Adoption
of a Sliding Wae Scale.
A LETTER WRITTEN TO OPERATORS
River Miners to Make a Move for a Uniform
Scale of Wages.
CHANGES IN THE CARNEGIE FIRM
The Scale Committee of coke workers,
consisting of William .Rhodes and M. P.
Kane, appointed by the joint convention
of D. A 11, K. of Ii., and sub-division No.
4, N. T. A., 135, to secure the adoption of
the joint scale of wages for the cokers,
issued the following letter to the coke op
The workmen employed in the coke-making
Industry in the Connellsville region, through
tlicir representatives at a joint convention
held at Scottdale on Saturday, December 29th
inst., decided to demand a scale of wages for
tne year 1SS9, and have selected a committee
to meet their employers or their representa
tives for the purpose of drafting a scale of
wages which shall govern the reeion for the
coming year. We firmly believe that if such
a result be brought about that at the expira
tion of the year both the employer, and the
employed will bo anxious to renew the eon
tract. Wo believe that the system of regu
lating wages that has been practiced in the re
gion in the past, that of strikes and lockouts,
is just as obnoxious to the employers as the
employes. We have been told by our employ
ers upon different occasions that wlulo Con
nellsville coke has no equal in tho market, the
uncertainty of the supply occasioned by strikes
and other labor troubles generally has led to
the development of new fields and the intro
duction of competing fuel, which, while they
arc inferior to the Connellsville coke, have the
virtue of always being obtainable. We have
been told by our employers that if the product
of this region is to hold tbe supremacy in the
market, and If the prosperity of tbe region is
to be assured, some system must be adopted by
which suspensions of work will be made impos
sible m times when there is a demand, for the
Sow, we, as employes, submit that tho best
possible preventative of labor troubles is the
adoption of a sliding scalo lof wages. The
workmen of the region have practically demon
strated that they wish to avoid strikes and con
flicts with their employers, by selecting a scalo
committee, and if the employers are equally
sincere in protesting acainst labor troubles,
let them show their ''faith by their works" and
select a committe to represent them in the
drai tine of a scale of wages. Such committee
to meet the Scale Committee selected by the
workmen, whose joint duty shall be to adjust
and sign a scale of wages to govern the Con
nellsville coko region for the ensuing year.
Hero a good opportunity presents itself to
the employer nf labor to remove the great evil
with which this region has been afflicted, and
which has been disastrous to both employers
and cmployed,Pinkerton thugshaving received
all the benefits. The workmen have placed
themselves on record against strikes. Are the
employers willing to do likewise by selecting a
committee? Tho benefits accruing from such
a measure would be mutual while the wages of
the employe would work automatically. The
cost of production would be equalized so far as
labor is concerned, and the profits of the manu
facturers would be equalized, except such in
equalities as are caused by natural facilities.
M. P. Kane, Chairman, 1 Seals
Wm. Rhodes, Secretary, Committee.
The Connellsville Courier's coke trade re
view shows that the production and output
continue as big as ever. The output for the
week was 10.1,815 tons; shipments, 6,425'cars.
The demand continues to hold out to the
agreeable surprise of the operators, who
have been expecting a lull in January by
reason of the usual custom of shutting down
to take stock, make repairs, etc.
FOR UNIFORM WAGES.
Miners of the Monongnbela nnd Kanawha
Valleys Move at Once.
Joseph Maize, local organizer of the new
Miners and Mine Laborers' Progressive
Union, yesterday issued a circular to the
river miners, calling a convention to be
held on Monday, January 14, in' Mononga
hela City. The object of the gathering is
to devise means for making the mining
rates in the Monongahela and Kanawha
valleys uniform. The circular says:
The business to be transacted will 'bo the or
ganization of District No, 6, adoption of a dis
trict constitution, adoption of a scale price to
be applied to the competing regions of tbe
Monongahela and Kanawha rivers, and said
scale when finally ratified by the joint conven
tion of miners and operators will be enforced
by the Miners' National Progressive Union, and
the election of delegates to attend the joint
meeting of miners and operators to be held in
the citv of Indianapolis next February.
Tbe KanawVa miners and operators promise
to be represented at said convention, and pres
ent indications are that the river operators of
this region will also bo represented. Hence tho
necessity for prompt action on our part. Mino
Secretaries are requested on receipt of this cir
cular to call mine meetings and have action
CHANGES IN THE CARNEGIE FIRM.
Henry Fhlpps' Heavy Interest-Hnrtman
Steel Co. Absorbed.
Some important changes are being made
by the firm of Carnegie, Phipps & Co,, and
there are many rumors of contemplated
changes. It was reported yesterday on
pretty good authority that Andrew Carnegie
had purchased the entire interest of Henry
Phipps, Jr., for $2,000,000. A member of
the firm positively denied the report
Yesterday notices were posted at the Hart
man Steel Company's works at Beam Falls.
announcing that the firm would hereafter be
known as Carnegie, Phipps & Co., Limited.
George H. Wightman, the secretary of the
company, has resigned, and the vacancy has
not yet been filled.
THE DISTRICT MEETING
Of the Knights of Lnbor Next Week Will bo
nn Imponnnt One.
The annual meeting of D. A. 3, K, of L.,
which will be held on the 16th inst., will be
a very important one. There will not be as
many delegates as there were at the last
meeting, but the contest for the position of
Master Workman will be livelier. The
four candidates, Messrs. Doyle, Boss,
Hooper and Evans, each seem to be con
fident of success.
The headquarters now occupied by the
district must be vacated 'by April 1, and
the convention will decide whnt shall be
done. The district is not as wealthy as it
was a year ago, and cheaper "quarters must
Threo Glass Meetings.
All the Pittsburg window glass firms in
the city will be represented at the national
convention to be held in "Washington on
Tuesday. Among other matters to be con
sidered will be the cutting of prices in the
West On the following day the green bot
tle manufacturers will meet, and the annual
convention of the flint glass manufacturers
will be held on Thursday.
Coal Operators' Meeting!
An important meeting of coal operators
of this section will be held in the parlors of
the .Monongahela .House on Wednesday,
January 9. The object of the meeting is "to
elect delegates to tbe joint convention of
miners and operators at Indianapolis, Feb
Robert D. Lai-ton, the Pittsburg member
of the Knights of Labor, Legislative Commit
tee, left yesterday for Washipgton. The sub
ject of government lands will be taken up next
week in Congress.
Tbe New C DI. B. A. Officers.
At a meeting of Branch No. 38 of the
Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, which
took place last night, at Petzer's Hall, But
ler and Main streets, the following officers
were installed for the ensuing year: Louis
A. Kelly, Chancellor: G. W. Gardner, Jr.,
President J. L. Smith, "Vice President; E.
Nolans, Secretary, and M. A. Canoody,
A CITIZENS' MOVEMENT.
Meeting of a Secret Committee Yesterday
lis Plans for Watching the Municipal
It was learned from a very reliable source
that a Citizens' Committee, modeled after
the defunct Committee of Seventy-six, held
a meeting in the Hamilton building yester
day afternoon. The informant was not
present at the meeting, nor would he give
the name of any person who was there. He
said, however, that organizers of the com
mittee had sent circulars to citizens, invit
ing them to be present and take part in the
work of preparing for the coming munici
The committee, it was stated, propose to
indorse and work for the best men in the
field, regardless of politics. If neither of
the candidates in some wards are capable of
filling the office satisfactorily, they intend
putting up their own candidate.
But little could be learned of what was
done at the meeting. A number of young
attorneys are members of the new commit
tee, but the names of the officers chosen are
A reporter called upon Mr. John Dunlap
last evening, but he said he knew nothing
ot the new committee, and that the old one
had died from lack oi support from parties
whom it benefited most. Mr. John B. Jack
son, President of the old Committee of
Seventy-six, is at present in New York.
Councilman Frew, who attended several of
the old committee meetings, said he did not
know of its being reorganized.
THE CABLE ROAD KING.
Mr. Tcrkc Stirs That Electricity Will Not
Keplnco tho Cable.
Mr. C. P. Yerkes, the owner of the Yerkes
cable car system, and the President of the
Northern and Western Chicago Cable lines,
passed through the TJnion depot last night
on the limited, from Philadelphia en route
for Chicago. "While conversing with the
reporters about the cable road system, he
Pittsburg has the best method of street car
motors in tho world to-day. The cable system
is tho system of street car locomotion of tho
future. I do not think that electricity will
ever be able to supplant it, unless some very
great improvements are invented in electricity.
The cable system is tbe safest and tbo most
even; it can easily be controlled, and there is
no difficulty In watching for defects.
The only thing which needs looking after is
the cable itself, and that is a matter which does
not require great skill. We are now buildlne
another road in Chicago, which will have 27
miles of cable, and gradually all the horse car
lines are to be replaced by the cable road.
No, there is no truth in any of the rumors
that the street car roads in Chicago, Pittsburg
and Philadelphia are being operated by one
combined corporation. It maybe possible for
a Chicago capitalist to have stock in all three
roans, and vice versa, but that is all there is
probably in the rumor.
ON THKOUGH DEPTHS.
Tbo Lntest Determination by the Board of
The Board of Assessors, had a busy time
of it yesterday receiving appeals and an
swering questions on the new assessment.
Nearly 100 appeals were .received.. The
board has had its time so much taken up
with this part of the work that they have
had less opportunity than they expected to
revise the wards already in.
A member of the board said last night
that they propose to announce within a few
days their computations upon the most val
uable properties in the city, that is to say,
the properties included' in the squares
bounded by Bmitlifield and Market streets,
Diamond and Virgin alleys. Their object
in doing so will be to secure expressions of
opinion from the press and individuals.
It is understood that the board intends to
fix a rate on "through depths," that is,
properties that extend'from one street to the
other, the average of these being 240 feet, of
4,000 per foot front on the principal streets
of the district mentioned.
THEIE C1TEISTMAS GIFTS.
Tho Randall Clnb Gave, Presents to Their
Officers Lnst NIeIiI.
At the meeting of the Randall Club last
night, President J. Crcsley Fleming was
presented with a gold headed ebony cane.
The cane bears the inscription: "1887-1889
President J. Cresley Fleming, from the
Randall Club, January 3, 1889." The
Sresentation speech was made by Colonel
ohn "W. Echols.
The Recording Secretary of the club,
John J. McCaffrey, was presented wiih an
elegant gold-headed umbrella. Treasurer
H. T. Morris and John J. O'Leary also got
umbrellas inlaid with silver.
The club will celebrate . Jackson's day,
Januarys, in true old Democratic style at
the club house. Impromptu speeches will
be made by the members, and a banquet
will wind up the evening's pleasure.
OP SOUND HEALTH.
Thnt's What a Doctor Says About President
Dr. D. B. Shideler, the examining
physician of the Equitable Life Insurance
Company, of New York, and the general
manager of that company in Indiana,
passed through the city last evening on his
way to New York. He is the gentleman,
who examined President-elect Harrison last
Saturday, the latter having expressed a de
sire to tak a $10,000 policy on his life.
"Our new President," said the doctor.
"is a man of very sound constitution, he
enjoys robust health and Iliave no hesita
tion in stating that he will live very many
years to come."
Mr. Harrison's lite is now insured for
540,000 he having taken out several policies
lately in different companies.
The Lawrenceville Democracy met last
night in the new club rooms, at 4015 Butler
street, to talk about their reception to be
given January 22, in Imperial Hall. The
Randall Club.the East End,and the County
Democracy have already accepted the invi
tation. Messrs. Degan.Berger and Huffhagle
were elected as a finance committee for the
ITo Is Another Aaliworlb.
"William Ashworth, the Liberty street
merchant, came into The Dispatch office
yesterday and stated that he would like to
have it understood by the general public
that he is not the same Ashworth who was
implicated in a row at a disorderly house on
Second avenue on Tuesday night, where
young McCann was badly injured.
That Ifcw Gnrbago Furnace.
The new garbage furnace, located on the
Allegheny river bank, above the Sixteenth
street bridge, was tested yesterday. The
Boaid ot Health ot the city was present,
and was much pleased with the test. They
wjll recommend the purchase of the furnace
by the city.
Nursing Bottle nod All.
About 7 o'clock last evening a healthy
male baby, about 4 weeks old, with a nur
sing battle in its fist, was found un the steps
in front of the residence of Thomas Frost,
No. 116 Bluff street. The police were noti
fied and the child was taken to the Homeo
The Poor Are Not Forgotten.
The Finance Committee of the Allegheny
Poor Board met last night and approved
bills amounting to 51,745 3?. There were
269 inmates at the Poor Farm during that
time, and $526 43 was expended for outdoor
Shot In tho Hand.
' William Wallace, of Beck's Eun, while
hunting yesterday, had his hand badly
injured by a load in his gnn being acci
dentally discharged. Dr. Harding attended
SPEECH AND 0BAT0BY
The Fine Difference and Distinction
Clearly Explained by
A MASTER OP HIS MOTHER TONGUE.
The Hon. Daniel Dougherty Amazes a Keen,
Y1T FOR MINISTERS, LAWIERS AND ALL
Occasionally there is a man .born who can
say such beautiful and touching things that
he weeps himself,' and he becomes a Grant
Then there are men born who say such
funny things that they actually laugh them
selves, and they become Grant street
But very rarely are there men born who
can make others laugh or cry to "suit their
own whim or notion, and these men are not
Grant street lawyers.
A large, typical, Pittsburg lecture audience
gathered in Lafayette Hall last night to
hear the man brought here under the
auspices of the Columbus Club, to hear the
silver-tongued orator, Dan Dougherty, and
what a fearful misnomer is that "silver
tongued." There is nothing metallic, hard
or unyielding in the splendid man's voice,
but it is, on the contrary, all that is human,
almost divinely human.
The lecture was on "Oratory," and con
tained everything that was humorous,
pathetic and interesting. Below is a tran
script of his speech, though it is impossible
to convey an idea of tbe magnetic man's
bearing, voice, and action.
The time "he began" is long enough to
test the patience of the audience, and too
limited except for the expression of a few
ideas." Then continuing he said:
IIS PECULIAR FACULTY.
Far from regarding oratory as of the highest
type of usefulness, yet there is nothing more
fascinating than oratory in its peculiar faculty
of arousing love, or fear, or bate, or despair.
He who possesses this raro gift may win endur
ing fame, for there are none who so shine in
history, or one so treasured in the hearts of the
people as the illustrious orator.
Most persons have a popular orator, a rev
erend perhaps, whose particular style suits
them, be it the reasoning, the conventional, the
debating or the soaring. Tbero are thousands
whose idol is the declaimer, and I say, with be
coming diffidence, if these be orators, the land
swarms with them. The present England pos
sesses no orator, and in the United States they
may be counted on one's fingers' ends, those
magnetic ones who seize and control tbe feel-
ings and the man.
iiistorv tens of manv sd
listory tells of many speakers, but of few
who pre-eminently excel. Every speech made
with an object to persuade must be built upon
a solid basis of common sense, and expressed
in language simple and chaste. The higher the
order of intellect, the wider tbe range of
knowledge, tbe deeper the understanding, the
easier it is to persuade; yet all these combined
will not make an orator.
Demosthenes says there are three requisites:
Action, action, action. Cicero speaks of two:
AVhat, and how. He must have the acnteness
of a logician, tbe learning of a philosopher, the
diction of a poet, the memory of a lawyer, the
voice of a tragedian, and the action of the best
players, and it is no wonder Cicero says there
Is nothing so difficult to find as a perfect orator.
SYMPATHY ALMOST DEMANDED.
Wm. Pitt said bis audience made his greatest
speeches by their majestic sympathy. It may
be the ablest speeches we read were written be
fore delivery, but I venture to say tbe grandest
efforts bate never been preserved, and Pitt
would rather have preserved one speech of
Bolingbroke's than a world of treasures, yet
there is not one of those priceless treasures in
existence for they were not written.
.now lawyers, even in nttsDurg, are a moaest
lot, and there are none so diffident as the Phila
delphia lawyer, especially if he happens to
move to New York. When I was younger,
though I am but um 40 odd now, I thought
It the best way to become noted was to write
speecnes, commit mem to memory, ana wait
for a chance to fire tbera Into a good old Demo
cratic audience. Well, I learned my speeches
by note, and traveled about; but, alas, always
in company with $he "Andotbers." Co you
know who tho Andotbers are? They
are those who' attend political meet
ings, and in thdir next morning's paper
read of a long list of eminent speakers,
and find themselves shut out with a terse "and
One stormy night tbo only speaker beside
myself became ill, and I felt my time had come.
It was rather cooling to be told by tbe Chair
man, "What, Dougherty, thunder and Mars,
what a fine name for an orator;" butlmade my
speech and felt the victory half won, when a
man quietly advanced and held an umbrella
between me and the driving rain. And how I
did evolve that first speech. How I talked of
the eternal hills, the adamantine rocks, the
Atlantic's bellows and the Alpine snows, and
what a deasant clow uervaded me when a man
shouted "Bully for the Irishman's son," and
how I quietly fainted when I forgot mv speech
and allowed cold water to be poured down my
back rather than acknowledge defeat.
It is now almost a boast that no orator would
be tolerated In the House of Commons. Glad
stone will only be remembered for reference,
though he possesses more ease and elegance
than any. Patrick Henry was the forest born
Demosthenes whose thunder shook the girdles
of the sea, and there are none such to-day,
Sheridan first made an utter failure, but roared
to a too familiar critic "By heavens its in me
man, and it shall come out," and it did.
A lawyer who attempts to reach a iudse bv
his feelings on a hard legal question shows to
them he thinks as little of their duty as they
of bis intelligence. Orators could not be bribed
by kings, or terrified bv mobs to dishonor their
convictions or betray their Ood. In these days
wc are practical talkers on practical things. A
lecture is not a speech. One is familiar with
the subject, and attempts to reach the head
rather than tbe heart.
as to some clergymen;
Garrick was once asked why actors suc
ceeded better than the clergy, and his answer
was, we speak of fiction as If it were the truth,
while you speak of the Divine truth as if it
were fiction, lour clergymen seize upon a
topical subject, the latest novel or the latest
murder, the coming or the past election, and
prostitute tbe sanctity of tbe Churcb.and cause
religion to attract crowds to make the minister
notorious. Some have an unnecessary drawl,the
rising or falling inflection, and the moment
they touch upon a Divine subject become a
sauvcly, solemnly, but hardly sincerely, sancti
monious. A congregation need not bo told that God is
living; that virtue is right: that evil is wrong.
These grand fundamental truths are as old as
life,and were learned from a far dearer teacher
upon a darling mother's knee. It is the duty
of ministers to teach the hoart, not to appeal to
the head by a cold, calculating, finely balanced
The grand days of oratory are over, though
it is not improbable birth may bo given to those
fit to rank with the immortals of the past.
Oratory can never be lost while liberty sur
vives. The orator sank when the printing
press arose, and for good, as for evil, the press
now molds tho world.
Applause almost amounting to an ovation
continually interrnpted the speaker, or
laughter and almost tears, as he drifted into.
the numorous and pathetic. At the conclu
sion President Dunlevcy arose and invited
the delighted audience to an informal re
ception given their distinguished guest in
the Columbus Club rooms. Many of the
Catholic clergy, with their friends, availed
Ihemselves of the invitation, 'and for an
hour Daniel Dougherty was kept busy
meeting and talking to prominent Pitts
burgers. MEDICAIi STAFF OFFICERS.
The Annual IUcclIng of tho Allegheny Hospi
The annual meeting of the medical staff
of the Allegheny General Hospital was
held last night in the office of the building.
The following officers of the staff were
elected to serv8 for the ensuing year: Pres
ident, W. S. Foster; Vice President, W. S.
Huselton; Secretary and Treasurer, H. K.
Bead Abont Lnce Curtains, 2d Page.
Onr January sale strikes this department
like a cyclone, prices leveled flat down.
Jos. Hoeue & Co.'s,
' . Penn Avenue Stores.
The Newest nnd Best.
Try Marvin's new cream puffs. They are
delicious and so light and flaky that it takes
three of them to make an ounce, tufsu
PRIVATE DALZELL'S SURPRISE.
He la Receiving Letter From Veteran all
I Over the Land.
The publication in The Dispatch of
Private Dalzell's New Year's present to
veterans has caused veterans to besiege him
with letters of inquiry. In transmitting one
for publication the Private writes:
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
The enclosed letter is a sample of thousands
I am receiving and replying to as best I can, in
answer to the card of mine you so generously
sent round the planet
Please read tbe enclosed. While this com
rade, at this late day, did not get all, he got a
part of what I recently discovered to be due to
all travel pay, you see. I want yon to know
that I am acting in the best of faith; and truth
ful above all things always, and that is why I
send you Barrett's letter to corroborate my
P. S. I tell you the boys, every one, havo a
good claim, and will get the "pewter." I never
write canards. I believe you know, and you
see I am right this time, too. D.
The letter referred to by the Private fol
lows: Adrian, Mich., December 30, 1888.
Comrade The inclosed clipping from the
Detroit IVews speaks for itself. Will you be
kind enough to enlighten me in regard to the
matter. I have received travel pay. Was on
furlough, on account of wounds, from July 3,
1863, to June 20, 1864. Was also on field duty,
as specified in clipping. I inclose stamp for re
ply. I confess I am in the dark in the matter.
I have just received some back monthlj pay,
$100 bounty also travel pay, the whole on a de
cision by the Auditor. If you can give me any
points 1 will pay you for services.
Lock Box 3W. a. S. Barrett.
WILLIAM CARP.'S PEOPEETT.
A Bnmor That He Left It to the City Denied
by Hit Attorney.
A rumor was circulated throughout the
city yesterday that the late William Carr,
President of the Mechanics' National Bank,
who died a few days ago, left the bulk of
his property at Point Breeze to the city, to
be used for park purposes.
It was stated that Mr. Carr took this no
tioaa short timebefore his death, and it was
a surprise to his many friends. J. M. Ken
nedy, Esq., who was Mr. Carr's attorney,
and who drew up the will, last night denied
that Mr. Carr had so disposed of the prop
erty. Mr. Kennedy said: "It would be wrong
for me to say now what Mr. Carr did with
his property, but I can say that he did not
leave it to the city to be turned into a park.
I can say, however, that he left it to his rela
tives, and it will be divided among them."
THE COURT WILL DECIDE.
A Well-Known Liquor Dealer Charged
With Illecnl Sales.
Hymen Browarsky, the wholesale liquor
dealer of this city, had a hearing before
'Squire Holtzman, of Braddock, last even
ing on the charge of illegal liquor selling
and was held under 51,000 bail for a hearing
He was also fined $25 and costs for dis
orderly conduct. Testimony was given
proving that he behaved in a disorderly
manner on.the streets of Braddock on De
MUSIC AKD LITEEATUEE.
Entertnlnment by the Ladies
The yonng lady members of the Total
Abstinence Society, ot St. Mary of Mercy
Church, at the Point, gave a grand musical
and literary entertainment last evening.
The programme, which was quite lengthy,
included such well-known performers as
Miss Grace Miller, Miss Mary Cody, Misses
Annie and Maggie McCabe, Miss Agnes
and Mr. Michael McCormick, Messrs. H.
L. Alland and J. S. Murray, and Miss Liz
zie Malady. Miss Mary McDermott was
the accompanist. The proceeds were for
the benefit of the society.
An Engineer Who Sara tbe Brotherhood
Will Start a Big Strike.
Louisville, January 3. At Jefferson-
ville last night an engineer who would not
allow his name to be used said there would
be a strike on all the roads in the country
before March. All engineers and fireften
in the Brotherhood were saving money to
be prepared for it.
Members all over the country were great
ly dissatisfied with the result of the Chi
cago, Burlington and Quincy troubles.
They would give only 24 hours' notice.
He Lost a Leg.
Hubert Luneerman, aged 12 years, while
playing on the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad
track yesterday afternoon at West Newton
station, was struck by an accommodation
train and had one leg badly crushed. Last
night he was removed to the West Penn
Hospital, where his leg was amputated.
The boy lives with his parents at West New
ton. LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents ofa Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Beady Reading.
MRS. Cabk, of Allegheny, has made an in
formation before Mayor Pearson, charging her
husDand with desertion.
A.J. Neeley, of Allegheny, has been se
lected Chief Marshal of the Allegheny division
of the Jr, 0. U. A. M. parade February 22.
Joseph L. Gascoine, a well-known iron
worker, of Lawrenceville. died at his home,
No. 3948 Liberty avenue, early yesterday morn
ing. His illness was very oner.
A shall fire in the house of John Swan,
situated on the plank road of tho Federal street
extension, Allegheny, yesterday afternoon
about 3 o'clock, cansed an alarm from box 273,
Mb. George McCandless, one of the old
est residents of the city, aged 77 years, died at
his home. No. 2115 Penn avenue, yesterday. He
was one of the founders of tbe St. James Epis
At 5 o'clock yesterday morning John Duffy,
the young wire worker, living at 36 Third ave
nue, died at tbe Homeopathic Hospital from
the effects of taking some "rough on rats" the
Biejunoham Council, No. 260, gave" an en
tertainment at the Mechanics' fair on the
Southside last night The councils are con
testing for a pair of gavels, and as a conse
quence the attendance has increased.
Mk. A. H. Patterson', cashier of the Du
quesne Bank, was presented with a gold headed
cane by the A. H. Patterson Lodgo No. 63,
Knichts of Golden Eagle, on Wednesday even
ing. Controller Morrow made the presentation
The Wjikinsburg Gas Company have made
arrangements for the drilling of a second well.
In what direction from the first one, is not
known. Wnkinsbnrg will not be piped until it
is known whether the second wellis a success
The talk abont tbe resignation of Chief
Wier, and the succession of either Roper
O'Mara or Inspector McAleese to the place, has
not materialized into anything except talk.
Well-known rcople about City Hail take no
stock in the gossip.
Miss Florence M. Huntington and Jfe
William M. Biddfe were quietly married at
Trinity Church at 7 o'clock yesterday morning.
Rev. "Samuel Maxwell performed the cere
roonv. A wedding breakfast was served at tbe
St. Charles Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Diddle will
make a tour of Eastern cities before settling
down in this city.
CAUGHT ON THE FLY.
D. D. Yates, a well-known oil producer of
Franklin, left for Philadelphia last night on
the Eastern express.
Charles R. Lambing, of Washington, and
J. H. Wilson, of Clarion, are registered at the
Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Master Bernard Horne, the son of Jo
seph Horne. left home last night, returning to
Princeton College, where he will finish his
J. M. Kztoedt, Esq., and his son John re
turned last night from Fortress Monroe, where
theybave been spending a hard-earned vaca
tion for the past two weeks.
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.
Something Will be Done Toward Building- It
Within Ten Days Tbe School for Blind.
A few days ago a Pittsburg gentleman
picking up The Dispatch saw notice of
an application for a charter for the incor
poration and erection of a hospital on the
Southside. The same afternoon while look
ing over some old newspapers in his
library he found a copy of theold Chronicle
of the issue of December 26, 1873. Con
tained in the paper was an account of the
proposed erection of tbe Southside Hospital.
The article stated that all the arrangements
had been made for the building of the
hospital, .and the only thing remain
ing to be done was the selection
of a site. Two sites had been offered. Ap
parently since then it has been forgotten,
and is now to be revived.
This illustrates the difficulty that sur
rounds any new charitable proiect in its in-
cipiency. Enterprises of that character
most always lag. Another project which is
very slow about materializing is the erec
tion of the Children's Hospital, and a great
amount of gossip has been set afloat in re
gard to it. A Dispatch reporter visited
Dr. William E. Halleck, one of the Board
of Managers, at his home in the East End
and interrogated him as to what had be
come of the matter. Dr. Halleck said:
"No, the scheme has not been abandoned,
but on the contrary we expect to do some
thing within the next 10 days. The inten
tion was to have had a meeting ot the board
to-morrow, hut owing to the death of one
of the board, Mr. D. A. Stewart, and tbe
inability of several others to attend, the
meeting has been postponed until next
week. We have altogether about $70,000.
Forty thousand dollars of this was given
the hospital bv the late Miss Jane Holmes,
and the remainder was raised by private
"At the next meeting we will consider
three sites for the hospital, and it is very
probable that one of them will be chosen. It
is absolutely necessary to have the hospital
situated on one of the cable lines or the
Pennsylvania Bailroad. As' it will be a
public institution, and supported by the
public, we must have it where they can
easily reach it. It is a pretty hard matter
to get a suitable bouse for onr needs that is
situated in the right place. We not only
have to have it within easy means ot access
but we must take sanitary conditions into
consideration. As soon as we can get the
proper place at a figure within our means
we will open the hospital."
The Board of Managers of the Children's
Hospital is composed of Hon. Judge
Acheson, Mrs. S. S. Marvin, Mrs. E. M.
Ferguson, Mrs. George M. Laughlin, Mrs.
W. J. Hollaud, Miss Mary Dawson, Mrs.
C. C. Beggs, Mr. G. W. Guthrie, Dr. F.
Lemoyne and Dr. William E. Halleck.
Abont three years a"o the scheme to
erect a school for the blind was first de
vised. A great many people who are not
interested in the future of such an institu
tion are under the impression that the
lethargic movements ol the projectors have
caused the scheme to be abandoned. The
asylum was to be located somewhere in the
he'art of the city, but the directors have
apparently done nothing abont securing the
site. It is in good financial shape, some
$40,000 being in the treasury. Begular
meetings are held, but the blind people con
tinue impatient for the school.
To Iiet for Business Farposcs.
Parties who require a power service in
their business and who can see advantages
in being in the most central situation in the
city, shonld call and examine the rooms of
all sizes now ready for occupants in the new
Dispatch building, 75,77 and 79 Diamond
Besides being ready of access to custom
ers, tenants are supplied with every facility
for the rapid and successful transaction of
Elevator service, both passenger and
freight; prompt janitor service, steam heat
ing and electric lighting free; besides, splen
did light and ventilation of the rooms are
among the attractive features.
Econonomy, as well as other great ad
vantages, in renting here. Apply at Dis
patch, new building, Diamond street.
Try a Ponnd.
Marvin's new Orange Blossom soda crack
er is something that you will always use if
you try it once. All the sweet nutriment of
the wheat grain is retained in its manufac
ture. Your grocer keeps it. tufsu
A Now Year.
With the new year try the new brand of
flour Bosalia manufactured by Whitmyre
& Co., Thirty-eighth street and Allegheny
Vallej Bailroad, guaranteed to be the best
flour in the market.
Our incomparable black silk is positive
ly the purest and best in the market, and
not more expensive than other makes not so
reliable; prices range from Si 50 to $3 per
yard. Huors & Hacke.
Helena, M. T. )
Jan. 26, 1883. J
MessTS. Fleming Bros.:
Gentlemen-f have taken a great many of
Dr. C. McLane's Celebrated Liver Fills, and
find them to be a wonderful pill all that you
claim for them. They act like a charm in cases
of biliousness, sick headache, dysentery etc.
mU MRS. HENRY OTKLEilAN.
Care sick headache, biliousness, liver com
plaint, dyspepsia, heartburn, indigestion, mala
ria, pimples on face and body, impure blood,
etc., by using regularly Dr. C. McLane's
Celebrated Liver Pills prepared only by Flem
ing Bros., Pittsburg, Pa. Price 25 cents. Sold
by all druggists. Insist upon having the gen
uine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills, prepared
only by Fleming Bros., Pittsburg, Pa the
market being full of imitations of the name
McLane. spelled differently but of the same
pronunciation. Always make sure of. the words
FlemingBros.,Pittsburg, Pa.," on the wrapper.
in T T T
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Thompson Bros. Corsets.
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Thompson Bros. Corsets.
Thompson Bros. Corsets.
Thompson Bres. Corsets.
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Thompson Bros. Corfets.
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Thompson Bros. Corsets.
109 Federal Street,
First Square Above Railroad Depots.,
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PENN AVENUE STORES.,;
The Great Bargain Event of the
Everybody knows wo carry the largest
and most complete stock In all depart
ments, especially in Silks and Dress
Goods. Many odd lots and broken
lines of fine goods must be sold and
cleaned out before stock-taking. Bach
department has been gone over thor
oughly and all surnlus lots marked '
down away below their cost to us, as
this, sale must be a quick way of dispos
ing of all these goods at once.
FANCY BROCADE VELVETS.
Counter lots at SO cents a yard; at SI
a yard; at tl 50 a yard; at S2 a yard this
includes our entire stock former prices
2 to $20 a yard; some ars short lengths
for panels, others full pieces; the hand
somest goods made.
One lot of India silks, dress patterns,
not short pieces, at SO cents a yard.
One lot extra fine printed Bengalines at
60 and 75 cents a yard; reduced from 1
and 52 23. One lot of richly colored,
changeable Faille Silks at $1, were$l 0.
Oce lot colored satin Bbadames at 50
cents, cheap at 75 cents. Special good
values in colored Grosde Londres,Peau
de Soies and Failles, high colors, $1 from
J2 50 and $3 a yard. One lot of all-silk
Moires, full line of colors, at 50 cents;
one lot at 75 cents. One lot at SI to close
them out, a reduction of one-half oa
each yard. One lot heavy, fine quality
changeable Moire Silks, J2 quality, at
a yard. One lot of fancy figured Moire
Silks, light shades, at SO cents a yard, "
suitable for fancy ball dresses.
WOOLEN DRESS GOODS.
See the 25 cent counter. Stop at the 50
cent counter. One lot 46-inch French
Cashmeres at 58 cents, lowest price ever
known, regularly sold at 75 cents.
Fancy combination stripes (Imported)
at 50 cents a yard, from SI '25. 50-inch
all wool, French Plain Suitings, only SO
cents. Sebastopols, Serges, Foules,
Checks, Block Plaids, Moire Stripes, all
new this season, 40 to 16 inches wide, all
o at 50 cents a yard. Great values in
'rench Broadcloths. One lot English
Silk Warp Henrietta Cloths, choice
colors, down to 75 cents a yard. Special
bargains in fine Black Goods, Wool
Serges, Camel's Hair, Cashmeres, Whip
Cords, Diagonals and Fancy Stripe and
Brocade effects and Habit Cloths. Also
several lots of fine all Wool Cloakln 3
Beavers and Kerseys, all reduced.
IN THE CLOAK ROOM I
Here are the greatest bargains ever
known that's saying a great deal, but
we mean It. Long Garments in clack
and colors, fine cloth, plain and braided,
best shapes, all reduced. Our line of
Striped and Plaid Cloth Ulsters and
Newmarkets at $10 aie best valae ever
offered. One lot of Plush Mantles,
handsomely trimmed, at 15 each, were
S3)to30 apiece colored. Bargains in
fine Bearer Cloth Jackets, In faricy
Cloth Jackets, in Black Cloth Jackets.
Great reductions in our entire stock of
Ladies' Made-uo Suits for street and
house wear from plain cloth dresses to
finest imported Paris costumes, all are
reduced. Bargains also, in onr Misses'
and Children's Cloak Department. Gar
ments, 10 to 11-year size; all Winter Gar.
ments to go.
For men fine standard makes no
trash In Merino, Natural "Wool, Pars
Wool, Scarlet WooL ,Also, great bar
gains in Ladies' Ribbed Wool Vests and
Drawers, in white and colors; also in
Merino and Natural Wool Underwear.
Bargains in Children's Union Suits.
- FLANNEL BARGAINS,
TABLE LINEN BARGAINS,
FUR AND FUR TRIMMING BAR
GAINS, KID AND OTHER GLOVE BAR
CARRIAGE ANDTRAVELLSG RUG
BEAD AND ORNAMENTS AND
DRESS TRIMMING BARGAINS.
A quick sale this January sale of ours
actual and special bargains-goods all .'
arranged so you can find them easily. '
Come at once. ' ''
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