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Incident! and Idem" of the Lightweight
.Mat. Saturday aft.
N ew Lenten moon.
"What a show city this is.
Nearly baseball season.
"Wild duck hunters are expectant.
The German question WIe gents?
A CURIOUS question "Who is that?"
Ox the streets again The family carriage.
A strict observer of Lent is a phenomenon.
The musical union still soems to hare tight
Wiggixs says soring overcoats and umbrel
las will both be useful.
Superintendent Pttcairn went East last
evening in his private car.
The man who chews a wooden tooth pick on
the street Is still prevalent.
"Will the tint of the new wall paper match
the general tone of the room?
A chronic growler Is not always a chronic
reformer. He may have the gout.
Prohibition doot prohibit.
Reserved seats will be in demand at the
Martin-Wlshart combination this morning.
JIB. and Mrs. J. M. Gtjttt and Mrs. T. H.
Irwin, of Irwin, left for New York last night.
Kelso, .the missing Ohio man, may be in the
Cabinet. Somebody ought to ask Mr. Blaine
They say some of the officers at Washington
could have marshaled a Salvation Army squad
Mayor McCallin signed tho appropriation
ordinance, and some people can now sleep tho
sleep of the just.
C. C. Miller, Assistant Treasurer of tho
Wcstinghouso Airbrake Company, went to
If ew York last evening.
The East End "owl gang" turns out to con
Fist of a lot of spring chickens, and Magistrate
Hyndman roasted them to a turn.
Braddoce boasts of some female detectives.
They are looking for buttenne,and ten chances
to one don't know it when they see it.
Mayor Pearson last evening sentenced
James Patton 90 dajs to the workhouse. The
prisoner was charged with abusing his family.
Coraopolis will this evening endeavor to get
up a building and loan association. 'Twill be a
good thing if properly handled, as is everything
John Adams, a laborer at Morchead fc Mc
Clean's mill, had his hand badly crushed yes
terday afternoon by a largo bar of pig metal
falling upon it,
What will Pittsburg do if all her song birds
marry and quit singing? or why do they qnlt:
or. better still, why do they marry, or but this
is becoming serious.
John Bchmoker claims 52,000 damages for
false arrest. Probably Sergeant Mctz thought
li was the author of that alleged song,
Curtis Haven, a resident of Lawrenceville,
while getting off a train at that station last ev
ening, fell and broke his leg. He was removed
to the West Penn Hospital.
The Court has decided a man cannot be
guilty of assault and battery if he shows indi
cations of madness. Certain forms of insanity
will now become very popular.
Ridiculous people who yelled "fire" in
Harris' last night were not very far off, for a
policeman was firing a colored man. Xvcr-
meiess moy neany precipiuiieu a panic
John Sheridan, employed in the Union
foundry, on Preble avenue, Allegheny, had his
leg crushed yesterday by falling under a roll.
It is supposed a cooking school teacher baked
The lady wearing the most fancy tie and
apron is to receive a prize at Odd Fellows'
Hall. The lady without either tie or apron
should -win the prize, for they certainly would
be all fancy.
It cost a man just 6 cents to assault and bat
ter his wife. That jury must have consisted of
crass widowers. John Gripp would have given
him six months, for if thero is anything he loves
it's a wife beater.
Fooled Her That Time. They were just
crossing the cable track. Ethel (tenderly) Be
careful, Mr. De Slim, you will drop through
the slot. De Slim (brighter than he looks) 1
conduit, you know.
There is no truth in the story that a man
from Wash refused to give an Allegheny car
driver a dollar out of which to take his fare
because a big sign reads, "This car goes
through without change."
A new Gretna Green, Washington county,
has opened its arms to receive a fleeing Castle
Shannon couple. Tbey take pains to explain
thev went there to live for fear people may
think they went there to die.
The Executive Board of the Exposition
managers will meet this afternoon and consider
the prospectus of the rules and regulations to
be submitted to them by Manager Johnston for
the government of next fall's exhibition.
AN East End domestic hasfoundanewvirtue
in the ending of Pigott. She sa s he saved more
than one good Irish life by his suicide, for they
would have killed him, sure; and England
would have hanged every mother's son of 'em.
The merry trout fisher prepareth his line,
But the troutlet he winketh his eye.
He knows the gay fisher prepareth his lyin".
And he knows there's no fear of a fry.
The trout is dead on.
Daniel Beech has been elected Secretary
and Treasurer of the ML Oliver Incline Plane
Company, the position held by his father, the
late John P. Beech. Mr.Beechalsosncceededhis
father as cashier of the Kirst National Bank
In a short while not a trace will be left to
suggest to the public mind that awful Wood
street disaster. In a few stricken households,
however, that sad Wednesday will live for
ever, as a memory of horror add woe, that no
whisper of "Providence" can alleviate.
A toung girl from East End
Asked her lover to send
To the School of Design for a painting.
He said, with a laugh.
He would give her "A Bath,"
And she ended the matter by fainting.
One Ais grinders Murphy and Dulcio struck
the West End last evening. The West End hit
back and Sergeant McCurry surrounded Mur
phy just as he reached the staccato movement
in "Home, Sweet Home." The Count boarded
a passing car with last year's proceeds, and
Murphy and officer moved toward the station
to tho tune of "Wait till the clouds roll by."
THE bloomin' tramp, after hibernating all
winter in divers charitable institutions thaws
himself out, throws his crutches away,
straightens his back, shakes off the rhenmatiz,
loses his deaf and dumbness and prepares far
the summer campaign. He rather fancies the
somnolent South, or the effete East, but may
join the rush to Pans going, of course, by
their private line, the "Ocean Tramps."
Thet were walking slowly and wearily by the
superb new Suquesne Clubhouse. .The little
girl showed more misery and poverty than be
longed to her years, while her poor mother had
almost reached the limit of human strength, it
not human patience. "Mamma, what is that
big house? asked the little one. "It's a church,
dear: where the big bugs go." (After a little
silence) "Mamma, where does they bury 'em?"
"In big marble vaults, dear," answered the
mother. "Say, mamma (timidly), does they go
to the same heaven as us?"
DIAMOND STfiEET'8 FUTUEE.
The Scheme to-Widen tho Terr Important
The Sub-Survey Committee of City Coun
cils (B. B. Carnahan, Chairman) appointed
to investigate the advisability of widening
Diamond alley, from Liberty street to
"Wood street mating a 40-foot street will
meet at the corner of "Wood street and Diai
mond 'alley this afternoon at 2 o'clock to
bear citizens who may cither desire to favor
or remonstrate against the proposition.
The committee is to inquire into the ex
pense and benefits of widening the alley,
and make a recommendation as to Who shall
bear the cost.
THEIR FIEST DIVIDEND,
Depositor! Will Get Some Money What
Attorney Ferguson Says.
The assignees of the Farmers and Me
chanics' Bank on the Southside are now
ready to file a bill of account in court for
the purpose of paying the depositors a part
of their money. There is enough cash on
land to pay the depositors 50 per cent of
their accounts, bat it is expectea mat tney
-will not get more thin 25 percent as a
Attorney Ferguson is credited with the
K.h- statement that, although the stockholders
i fare liable for twice the amount of their
Vfi stock, it is "not likely that the Court will
The Civil Engineers and Poor
A MEETING YESTERDAY.
The Western Pennsylvania Society
Takes the Problem Up
AT THE LEGISLATURE'S REQUEST.
Colonel Eoberts Says There Are Over
75,000 Miles in the State.
THE E0ADS LEADING INTO PITTSBUEG
The Western Pennsylvania Engineers'
Society has taken up the question of im
proving the highways throughout the State.
They have appointed a special committee to
draw up recommendations to be submitted
to the Legislature, and the chances are that
the deliberations of that body, instigated by
the Governor, will be aided largely by the
This committee held a meeting yesterday
in the rooms of the society, in the Penn
building. The gentlemen who compose the
committee are : Colonel T. P. Roberts,
Chairman; Alexander Dempster, ex-City
Engineer; Charles Davis, County Surveyor;
J. H. Johnston, of the Panhandle railroad,
and Arthur Kirk. They met and trans
acted the preliminaries before getting down
to actual business.
At the meeting the various generalities
regarding the question of improving the
roads was discussed at length. The mem
bers pored over statistics in regard to the
number of miles of- country roads there are
in the State. The manner of bringing the
matter before the people interested was
talked about and the question of who should
pay for the improvement was brought up.
It was thought the State would bear a good
share of the expense and the balance could
be borne by the various counties, cities and
COLONEL, BOBEBTS EXPLAINS.
It was agreed that the hardest work the
Legislature would have would be to bring
the matter favorably before the attention of
the farmers and others in the country. The
committee will meet again soon and if the
matter can be put in shape in time it will
be sent to the Legislature for use. In re
gard to the scheme of improving the roads
a visit was made last evening by a Dis
patch reporter to the residence of Colonel
Roberts, on Beech street, Allegheny. The
Chairman of the committee said:
.. ,"The committee will be very untiring in
their efforts o have the State improve the al
most impassable condition of the country
roads. Penusylvaniaisawaybehind the times
onherhighways, there being nota decentorie
running out of this city. We have collected
statistics which show that there has been
very little improvement on any of the
country roads within the past 40 years.
Since the dawn of railroads there has been
no attention paid to these highways. The
main turnpikes have been abandoned, and
in there place is nothing but mud runs
which are kept up by the townships. In
New York, Massachusetts, Ohio and Ken
tucky the people have taken the matter up.
As a result they now have thousands of
miles of good macadamized roadways in
those States. In 16 counties in the blue
grass region of Kentucky there are over
5,000 miles of this kind of road.
BY LEGISLATIVE BEQUEST.
In Ohio they passed a recent law that the
roads may be improved at the option of the
people living along both sides within the
limit of one mile. All over the State the
people have improved the roads. The tax
is fixed so as not to exceed 10 mills on the
dollar in any one year.
The matter was first brought to our at
tention by the receipt of a letter from one oi
the Alleeheny county Representatives.
Senator Newmyer is interested in the
scheme and will push forward anything the
society suggests. "We have concluded that
it is high time the State was improving the
roads, and we-intend to see if it cannot be
There are only four roads now running
out of Pittsburg and Allegheny that are of
any account They are owned by turnpike
companies, bnt they are far from being good
roads. They are the Greensburg, Perrys
ville, Butler and Brownsville roads. It is
possible that the State could purchase and
put them in first-class condition.
The question that will bother the com
mittee is what kind of a general law can be
gotten up to cover the matter. I think the
State will have to delegate some authority
tn the various counties to keep the roads in
order. The State should undoubtedly bear the
greater portion of the expense. If we ge the
matter started they will certainly do it The
farmers will not take kindly to the matter
at first, but they will see the advantages to
be derived from it A great many of them
are tired of being taxed from 2 to 5 mills on
mud roads that are impassable at certain
seasons of the year. If the money that has
been spent in the past 20 years making im
provements had been put in a good road at
first, we not only would have had better
roads but the tax wonld not now be so
The roads are precisely thesame as they
were 40 years ago. During wet seasons the
farmers are unable to take advantage
of the high market prices on produce
in the city on account of being unable
to get to town through the mud. I have
been in "Washington county five or six
miles away from any railroad, and seen hay
stacked up that could not be moved on ac
count of the impassable roads. At the time
the price of hay was very high. When the
roads got passable and the hay moved to
the city the market price had declined. If
the roads had been in good condition the
farmers could have moved their product
and taken advantage of the high market
MONONGAHELA EITEK TBADE.
If we had good roads the cost of transpor
tation would be considerably lessened. It
now takes twice as many horses to haul a
heavy load as it would if we had good road
beds. The bad roads also have the effect of
driving the wealthy people into the city to
live. -If we bad good macadamized ro'ads
the wealthy people would live in the coun
try and use the roads as driveways.
I have figured it up that there are over
75,000 miles of almost abandoned roads in
this State: The improvement of country
roads has become so obselete that there has
not been a book published on roadway
building for 30 years. It is a false idea that
the railroads came to supplant the roads.
Instead of doing that the railroad companies
I know that it is a fact that the steamboats
running up the Monongahela river have
lost thousands of dollars on account of the
roads leading to the steamboat landings
being in bad condition. "When the roads
are good the shipping is always heavy. It
is a well-known old saying that came from
Europe that the condition of the public
highways is the best index to the character
of the people. On some roads in Europe
one horse will haul three or four tons. On
the roads around this city the farmers are
happy if their horses can haul half a ton
An Oil Works Fire.
The alarm from box 85 shortly after 7
o'clock last evening was caused by a small
fire in tbf Crystal Oil Works, situated a
short distance above the Sharpsburg bridge.
The fire originated from an escape of oil
from a pipe. The damage was slight .
The Edison Electric Light Company Lose
n Patent of Incandescent Lighting In a
Canadian Court Westinghouse Telli
The Edison Electric. Licht Company re
ceived another disastrous blow yesterday in
the Canadian courts. The decision this
time is at Ottawa, and it declares one of the
most valuable and fundamental patents of
the Edison incandescent lighting system
null and void. The first intimations of the
facts were obtained yesterday from the fol
Ottawa, Our., March 7. The incandescent
electric lighting patent held by the Edison
Electric Light Company has been declared null
and void in Canada on the ground of failure to
comply with the patent regulations, which pro
vide that any article thus patented must be
manufactured in Canada within one year from
the issue of the patent and the Importation of
same patent from the United States must
cease within two years.
This is the decision reached in the famous
patent suit by Richard Popo, Commissioner of
Patents, and his decision will he announced to
morrow. Appellants were the United States
Electric Lighting and Westinghouse Electric
Companies, representedin Canada by Ahearn
&. Soper, Ottawa, and Royal Electric Company,
THE POINT INVOLVED,
To get an explanation of the case and
ascertain the importance of the decision, a
Dispatch reporter went to see Mr. George
Westinghouse, who made the following
"In the decision of the Bates refrigerator
case it was stated that Canadian patents
must have had an uninterrupted existence
in order that United States patents may
run for a full term of Canadian patents.
And in the Bates refrigerator case it was
also decided that the Bates patent, having
been continued in force in Canada, the
United States patent was not affected by
the primary short term for which an original
Canadian patent is granted. In this case,
however, the Edison people have termi
nated the patent themselves by violating
the patent laws.
''The suit has been pending in theCanadi
an courts for some time, and it originated in
this manner: It has for a long time been a
fact well known by all electric companies
doing business in Canada that the Edison
people were imrorting the patented article
into the Dominion against the law. But
nobody said anything; in fact, all were will
ing to ignore the matter. But the Edison
Company constantly threatened the others
with suits of infringements-on their patents.
"This caused the representatives of the
United States Electric Lighting Company
and of the Westinghouse Electric Company
to retaliate by suing the Edison company
for a violation of the patent laws. The re
sult of the suit is shown in the decision of
the court The Edison patent on incandes
cent electric lighting is declared null and
void. How far reaching the importance of
that decision is can only be properly real
ized when it is remembered that this is one
of the fundamental patents of the Edison
incandescent lighting system, andaccording
to the decision in the Bates refrigerator
case, all the great advantages which were
claimed by Edison to have arisen from that
decision are now completely destroyed.
"The decision o( the Canadian courts is
of no particular advantage to our company,
nor is it really to anv other electric com
pany, but it simply takes the patent of in
candescent electric lighting away from Edi
son and gives it to the people at large."
Messrs. Stern and Silverman, agents of
the Edison Electric Light Company of
New York, have received a letter from Ed
ward H. Johnson, the President of .that
company, in which he positiyelydenies that
any negotiations are pending between Edi
son and Westinghouse for the purpose of
consolidating the two concerns, nor is there
any foundation for a rumor of that kind.
SEWING -BY ELECTBICITI.
Successful Tests on a Machine With an
The electricians of the Westinghouse
Electric Company made some experimental
tests vesterday afternoon in applying the
new Tesla motor to a sewing machine. The
experiments proved successful.
The motor of one quarter-horse power was
attached to an ordinary incandescent lamp
jet and the switch for setting the motor to
work was then turned and the machine
worked with the most astonishing accuracy.
Another appliance, which is arranged so
as to be moved by the treadle of the ma
chine, is the regulator. A" slight touch of
the treadle either makes, the machine run
fast or slow, jnst as it is required.
This is the first time that the alternating
current has been attached to any sewing
machine, and the experiments were so suc
cessful that it is thought the system will
soon be generally introduced.
THE E0AD TOTALS.
.Pittsburg Jnst Equals Vandcrblll's Reputed
Wealth Large Proportion Rural.
The Board of Assessors yesterday com
pleted the footing up the valutions on the
several wards of the city for 1889.
The total valuation of the entire city is
5200,304,695. Of this $146,106,455, repre
senting city real estate, is assessable at the
full rate of millage, as is the $1,518,332 rep
resenting personal property. Rural prop
erty being only assessable at two-thirds of
its value and agricultural property at one
half, the total valuation of property assess
able at the full rate of millage is reduced to
$181,428,098. The total rural property is
$44,780,140 and total agricultural propertv
A MISSING MAN.
The Allegheny Police Notified of tho Dis
appearance of John Tulgg.
The wife of John Tuigg, a resident of
Superior station in Allegheny, yesterday
asked the police authorities to look for her
husband. She said he left her about five
months ago, saying he was going to Wilkes
barre, where he expected to secure employ
ment, and Mrs. Tnigg has not heard from
him since that time and is in destitute cir
Mayor Pearson promised to write to tho
Mayor of Wilkesbarre and ascertain if pos
sible whether Tuigg is in that locality.
The missing man is a coal miner by trade,
and is about 50 years of age. He has no
HE LOST $500.
A McKeesport Citizen Who Pnld Somothlng
to See the Town.
John Fisher, of the firm of Fisher &
Bankin, of McKeesport, yesterday com
plained to Lieutenant Teeters, of the
Twelfth ward station, that he had been
robbed of $500. He came to the city Mon
day morning with two .friends. On Tues
day the party started on a tour of the town
to have a good time. Late Tuesday night
Fisher missed his large leather pocket book
What Allegheny's Gas Cost.
At tho meeting of the Committee on Gas,
of Allegheny Councils, last nicht, Superin
dent Hunter's report was read, showing that
during the year 41 new gas and 37 gasoline
lamps had been erected, making a total of
17,583 lamps and 16 arc lights. The cost of
gas per lamp was $7 63 each, and gasoline
lamps $15 20 each. Total cost of gas, $22,
Ho Is Charged With Desertion.
DetectiveEichenlaub, of Allegheny, last
evening arrested Peter Edwards, of Lake
street, on a charge of desertion. Last
August, it is alleged, his wife sued him for
surety of the peace, when he left the town.
He returned last evening, when be was at
once taken into custody. The prisoner will
have a hearing before" Mayor Pearson this
LIQUOR MEN OBJECT.
An Organization Formed to Fight' the
ALSO ILLEGAL LIQUOR SELLERS.
Money Secured to Print and Circulate Cam
SOCIAL CLUBS TO BE ABOLISHED
The retail liquor dealers of the two cities
held an important secret meeting at Grand
Army Hall, No. 78 Fourth avenue, yester
day afternoon. They were to have met at
No. 60 Fourth avenue, but the rooms en
gaged would not accommodate the 200
saloon keepers who responded to the call,
and they secured a larger hall.
All the retail liquor dealers in the county
were notified to attend this meeting to form
an organization to raise funds to prevent
the passage of the Constitutional amend
ment, and to prevent illegal liquor selling. .
Ah association was permanently organ
ized by the election of Matt Weiss as Presi
dent and John Sauer.of Allegheny, Secre
tary, and a large amount of money was sub
scribed for the issuing ofpamphlets and cir
culars showing that prohibition will not
prohibit, and these will be circulated all
over the State and called campaign docu
ments. CAMPAIGN MAPPED OUT.
Another, and very important question,
that was brought up was the selling of
liquor during the year by persons who had
not received a license, Dut wno are appli
cants this time. It was decided to appoint
3. committee to prevent these persons from
securing a license. Attorneys will be en
gaged to attend the License Court, and wit
nesses will be procured to give evidence
It is also proposed to proceed against
private clubs, who believe they are pro
tected by their charters. The retail liquor
dealers who pay their license and obey the
law will insist that no other person be al
lowed to sell liquor.
Secretary Sauer, in speaking of the meet
ing last evening, said he believed that much
good would be accomplished by the asso
ciation. "I believe the prohibition amend
ment will be defeated," said he, "but we
will be required to do some work. The as
sociation will likely disband when we have
accomplished our object after the election
next June. We will endeavor to prevent
any person from obtaining a license who
has violated any of the laws."
PEESIDENT WEISS' EXPLANATION.
Matt Weiss, Chairman of the new organi
zation, said to a Dispatch reporter last
I wasn't at tho meeting this afternoon, and do
not know just what was done, only from what I
have been told. One thing is certain though,
the prohibition people must know that we aro
not asleep or idle all this time.
We do not propose to como out and say "wo
are going to tight you to the last uotcb," and
place ourselves in the attitude of an avowed
enemy. All we ask is a fair show and we will
present our side of the question to the people
as gentlemen. The men now in the business
are not what tbey were a few years ago all
hurrah bovs and bullying and saying to their
friends, "Here, take of glass a beer all free."
That's not what we intend doing at all.
At our meeting next Thursday, the associa
tion will be ready for business anditscrgani
zation completed. Many retail dealers are
hanging off until they see just what is to he
done, but when the time comes it-will be found
that we will all be-as one man.
It is proposed to form all the retailers, whole
salers and brewers into a permanent organiza
tion. Each of these departments of the busi
ness will have its own executive committee,
and have Its work assigned. Men will be
-detailed to each ward, boronsh and section of
the county. These men will watch the polls
and see that we are given a fair chance.
Our funds will be used mainly In getting out
printed matter and distributing it among the
people. We certainly have a right, according
to the Constitution, to sell liquor, and all we
intend to do is show that right and present oat
side of the case. We prefer to work quietly,
though, and not have it go before the people
that we "are going to wage war to the death,"
as it has been said. '
Several other saloon keepers were seen
and all stated that they have evidenee
against a number of men who are applying
for license and will use it when they come
up for a hearing in the License Court
BOULAJiGEE NOT P0PDLAB.
Some Interesting Statements of a French
Visitor to Pittsburg.
C. W. Firnhateer, a Parisian business
man, is at the Anderson. Mr. Firnhateer
is a monarchist, and believes business would
be better in France if they had a more
stable Government. He says the debt of
the country in the past ten years has been
increased 7,000,000,000 francs, and he pre
fers a change in the hope that the financial
affairs of the Government will be properly
Concerning Boulanger he said: "The
General is not a popular man in France.
The people in Pans have made it a rule for
the past 50 years to vote for the opposition
candidate to spite the Ministry, and this is
why Boulanger was elected. I have a
number of friends who voted for Boulanger,
but they told me they would not shake his
hand. The majority of the French people
favor peace so long as they can't ally them
selves with Russia. That Government will
not combine with the French while France
is a republic.
"The French would like to see the Ameri
can tariff reduced somewhat. The Ameri
cans send their foodstuffs into France al
most free of duty. French clocks coming
here are taxed 30 per cetft, while American
clocks go into France under a 5 per cent
duty. America sends its artists to the
schools of the masters of Francewhere they
are educated for nothing. The student
ships his pictures to America without pay
ing duty, but the master is taxed 30 per
for his work. At one time the masters dis
cussed the subject of keeping out Ameri
cans, from the schools unless this unfair dis
crimination was stopped, but they finally
concluded that art was above any such pettv
' BAD PENMANSHIP.
To Decipher It Becomes a Test In Civil
A civil service examination was held at
the postoffice yesterday.. There were 12 ap
plicants, all from Western Pennsylvania,
bnt none from Pittsburg.
A new feature of mail .service examina
tion was introduced at the sitting. It is a
practical test of the applicants' ability to
read the addresses on a bundle of 100 letters
all being addressed differently and in differ
ent handwriting. The applicant handles
the bundle the same as if he were actually
distributing the letters in their appropriate
boxes in the postoflice. The correctness
with which he reads and the skill aud
rapidity with which he handles the letters
are noted by the examiners.
An August Reunion.
The Executive Committee of the One
Hundred and Second Begiment, Pennsyl
vania Volunteers, decided to hold the an
nual reunion at Butler on August 15,
Captain S. L. Fullwood will deliver the
address at the unveiling of the monumentat
Gettysburg on May 21. ,
Dr. James A. McCann delivered a lecture
in the P. B. B. Hall, on Twenty-eighth
street, lor the benefit of the employes of the
Pennsylvania road, last evening. His sub
ject wason "General Emergencies," and con
tained excellent advice to the men in regard
to action necessary in case of accidents.
Bay Focketbooks Now A Bargain Lot.
Card cases and portemonnaies real alli
gator embossed leather, at 50 cents apiece.
Special table. Jos. Hobne & Co. 's
Penn Avenue Stores.
' 'PRIDT,W MA-TtOH "8,1889.,, y-
IK A PIKE CONDITION.
The Annual Meeting of the Contributors of
the Newsboys' Home.
The annual meeting of the contributors of
the Pittsburg Newsboys' Home was held in
the schoolroom of the institution yesterday
afternoon. Bev. Dr. George T. Purves
presided and Allan O. Kerr acted as Secre
tary. Beports were read from various offi
cers, showing the school to be in a flourish
ing condition. They have now 40 permanent
boarders. Many of the boys have steady
employment and attend either the day or
The secretary reported that about five
years ago a benefitlperformance was given,
the proceeds to be devoted to the erection of
a School Boys' Home. About 51,000 was
realized and placed in the hands of a com
mittee. The managers of the school are
now endeavoring to secure thii money as
they think they meet the requirements of
the managers of that benefit. The school is
yet deep in debt. Many improvements
have been made about the building during
the past year and quite a sum of money
spent in this way.
The following officers were elected for the
President, Bev. Dr. George T. Purves; Vice
Presidents. J. N. Haslett, TV J. Keenan, Jr., J.
O. Home: Treasurer. Charles E. Speer; Secre
tary, A. C. Kerr: Superintendent, Thomas P.
Druitt; Directors, Rev. George T. Purves,
Charles Faine, J. T. Calvin, fienlamln Thaw,
A. J. Logan, Thomas P. Day, Charles A.
Painter; Managers, J. W. Drape, Mrs. T. H.
Robinson, Dr. W. H. Mercur, Mrs. J. T. Patter
son, Mrs. R. H. Lecky, Mrs. C. L. Magee, Mrs.
W. A. Magec, Mrs. Ormsby Phillips. Mrs. H.
H. Byram, Mrs. C. A. Nicola, Mrs. I. DeHaven,
Mrs. J. D. Carson, Mrs. J. O. Borne, Mrs. A. J.
Logan, Misses .Neil Stewart, W. N. Craig. Kato
(. McKnight, Annie Bowman. Katharine
Shaw, Lide McCrecry.
A free entertainment will be given at the
home to-night, in which the following well
known persons will take part: Mrs. C. C.
Mellor, Prof. Byron W. King, Prof. Gar
ber, banjoist; Messrs. Home and Shea, and
Miss Adahne Millisan, a young elocution
ist. On the conclusion of the exercises the
boys will be treated to cake "and ice cream
by the ladies of the institution.
AIL ABOUT A HOLE.
Mahon Street Sends a Delegation Down to
There was a large attendance of residents
of Mahon street at the Board of Viewers'
office yesterday in answer to a notice sent
out to get a meeting and learn the wishes of
the owners of the property on the street in
regard to grading, paving and curbing it
An ordinance was passed for that purpose
last spring, and the contract was awarded
to Booth & Flinn to grade, pave and enrb
from Kirkpatrick street to Chaunccy street,
a distance of about 300 yards.
The contract has been completed, all bnt
about 92 feet this sidn of Chauncey street,
where there is a hole about 35 feet, which
will require piles to be driven in order to
make a good thoroughfare. Some of the
property owners got up a petition to have
that part of the work abandoned, owing to
the expense involved, but those who Jive
near the proposed fill insisted at the meet
ing yesterday that the contract be com
pleted as the ordinance requires.
The City Attorney was called in, and he
said that if one person objected the con
tractors must proceed with the work.
ED. IIOBEIS GIVES HIMSELF DP.
Allegheny's Pitcher Travels Several Hun
dred Miles to Prove His Innocence.
When Ed. Morris, the well-known pitcher
of the Allegheny Baseball Club, learned
that an information had been made against
himself and partner for maintaining a
gambling room, he immediately came home.
He arrived last evening from Mt. Clemens,
and proceeded at once to Mayor Pearson's
office, and furnished bail for his appearance
at a hearing next Thursday.
He emphatically denies that any gambling
has been done in his establishment, and
says he was surprised when., he heard that
the police had raided one'of his private
rooms. There is great indignation expressed
over the arrest of the men, the people who
frequent the place claiming that they con
ducted a legitimate business.
A BAILBOAD'S PB0SPECTS.
Coal Shipments Promised tho New Monon
The prospects of the McKeesport and
Bellevernon Bailroad Company securing
the coal shipments are brightening daily,
and when the road is completed it is safe to
say that it will carry a large amount of the
Monongahela coal shipment. Yesterday
President Wainwright closed a contract
with O'Neal. Peterson & Co. for the ship
ment of all the black diamonds mined at
their new works, a short distance above
Elizabeth. The works will employ 200 men
and the daily output will be quite heavy.
IT WILL-BE BEFDSED.
Journeymen Painters Will Not Accept the
The graded scale proposed by the Master
Painters' Association will be rejected by
the workers who belong to L. A. 1397,
Knights of Labor, and local unions Nos. 10
and 15 of the Brotherhood of Painters and
Decorators. The proposition is to divide
the workers into three classes, according to
their ability, the first class to receive 33
rents per hour, the second 27 cents and the
third 20 cents.
The workers claim that the master paint
ers under this schedule will only employ
men who work at 20 cents an hour, and but
few-first class men will be given employ
ment. Two Glasshouses Slay Close.
A rumor was current in this city yester
day to the effect that the Elson and Buck
eye glassworks wonld soon close down.
President Smith, of the workers' union, said
he had heard the report, but was unable to
verify it. If these factories close about 800
men will be thrown out of employment.
miners Joining tho Union.
State President M. F. Moran, of the
Miners' National Progressive Union, of
West Virginia, has written to JohnEhman,
of this city. He says he has just returned
from the most successful organizing tour
he has ever made. The miners, he says, are
flocking into the new union.
J. H. Burtt Withdraws.
J. H. Burtt, a prominent member df the
American Flint Glass Workers' Union,
who was a candidate for the position of
National Labor Commissioner, has with
drawn. Hewill throw his support to Sec
retary Martin, of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation. Weekly Window Glass Report.
Isaac Cline's report of the window glass
trade for this week shows that there are
1,125 pots in operation and 202 idle, an-increase
of four pots in operation during the
week. All in this section are in operation.
Sick and Without Aloney.
Phillip Hawley, an actor sick with con
sumption, applied to Inspector McAleese
last night lor aid to reach his home in
Philadelphia. He was taken sick in Grand
Bapids, and through Grand Army frienils
was enabled to get as far as Pittsburg. He
says be is a member of Thomas Stevens
Post, of Boston. He was given a good bed,
and the Inspector will assist him to-day,
For keeping and maintaining-a gambling
house Joseph Stern and Mrs. Louisa Kun
kel, South .Eighth street, were yesterday
sent to jail by Magistrate Brokaw, of the
Southside, to await a hearing next Mondav.
Mrs. Kunkel is also charged with Gelling
liquor without a license.
Prohibitionists Announce That Col.
W. D. Moore Has Joined Them.
HE"WILL SPEAK NEXT THDESDAT.
A Meeting for the Amendment Cause Held
THE WOBK OP THE GREAT CAMPAIGN
There is great rejoicing in the wigwams
of the Prohibitionists. They have secured
a powerful ally. Colonel W. D. Moore has
come out In favor of Constitutional amend
ment, buttonhole bouquet and all. So say the
Grand High Sachems or the party. He has
not only declared himself in favor of the re
form, but on next Thursday evening will
make a great speech in its favor.
A reporter called upon Mr. Joseph D.
Weeks yesterday afternoon and asked why
a certain conference which was to have been
held yesterday, did take-place. He replied
that the committee had posponed it for a
week, and thai a large mass meeting would
be held in Old City Hall on that same even
ing. The most interesting information he
gave was that Colonel W. D. Moore was to
make a prohibition speech. The news was
surprising as Colonel Moore had taken such
an active part in the campaign in which
Judge Slagle was elected, in which he made
at least a dozen speeches in which he advo
cated liberality in the sale of liquor. His
speeches are always good, no matter in what
cause. According to Mr. Weeks, he is now
on the ether side of the fence completely,
and intends to take a band in ruling the
roost, spending monev in campaign work
and time in speech-making.
An effort was made to see Colonel Moore
vesterday, but owing to illness he was not
In his office.
THE GENERAL "WORK.
While Mr. Weeks was in Washington
this week he secured a promise fromSena
tor Colquitt, of Georgia, to come to this city
and address the same meeting as Colonel
Moore. Other ood speakers have been se
cured, and an interesting meeting may be
Mr. Weeks said the cause was becoming
stronger, and that outside of Philadelphia
the Constitutional amendment would have
a majority of 100,000. Mr. Weeks was
highly gratified at the association securing
the services of such an able speaker as
Colonel Moore, and promises an even bigger
surprise than his flop in a few days.
Mrs. Mary T. Lathrop, of Jackson, Mich.,
will address an amendment meeting at
North Avenue M. E. Church, Allegheny,
this evening. Mrs. Lathrop is considered
by the friends of temperance to be one of the
finest speakers in the United States. She
has been dubbed "tho Daniel Webster of
the female world."
LAST NIGHT'S MEETING.
A Constitutional amendment meeting was
held in the Second Presbyterian Church
last evening. The audience was small,
scarcely more than 50 people being present.
Mrs. Collins presided at the meeting. She
was assisted by Hon. B. C. Christy. The
first speaker of the evening was Bev.
Edward Little, who made a long address,
calling those conspirators who are aiding
the liquor traffic.
Bev. Dr. Fulton in bis address satirically
remarked that if he could only secure the
men who frequent the gambling houses and
find how they would vote on this question
he would vote in directly the opposite di
rection. Hon. B. C. Christy made an interesting
address in which he viewed the question
from a legal standpoint.
A Young Women's Christian Temperance
Union was organized at the house of Mrs.
W. W. Sawhill, on Mt Washington, last
BURNED BY AN EXPLOSION.
A Natural Gas Leak Fired by a Mill Hand
With a Lantern.
A natural gas explosion occurred in
Lawrenceville last night. Shortly after 9
o'clock James Creely, an employe at Car
negie's Thirty-third street mill, was passing
a large natural gas stand pipe, erected just
outside the mill on Thirty-third street, when
the gas which had escaped from a leak at
the bottom of the pipe ignited from a
lantern he was carrying, and exploded with
great force. The concussion threw Creely
up against the mill, aud before he was able
to get up he was seriously burned about the
head and upper part of the body.
The flame set fire to the mill and the
upper portion of the Junction bridge. An
alarm was sent in from box 67, and the
flames were extinguished with slight loss,
though the department had great difficulty
in reaching the place on account of the mud,
one. hose carriage sticking in the mire for
fully ten minutes. The gas had to be shut
oft" on the Allegheny side of the river, as the
place where the leak occurred is below the
gas company's station on this side where the
That Talking Machine.
The stockholders of the Phonograph
Printing and Copying Company at a meet
ing yesterday afternoon elected the follow
ing offices for the coming year: President,
Parker L. Walter; Secretary and Treasurer,
James F. Burke; Directors, Captain E. Y.
Breck, Harry McFarland, JohnMcFadyen,
H. H. ByVam and P. L. Walter.
THE PEOPLE'S STORE,
531 and 333 Wood Street.
Yon will save.money in the purchase of
carpets from us. We have put into stock
some- handsome patterns, so that you can
select now before the 1st of April, and give
you plenty of time to have them .made
and ready to put down.
Campbell & Dick.
Black jersey and armure silks from $1 00
to 2 00 per yard; the best values eyer
offered of this, the best wearing fabric
known. Hugus & Hacke.
Fine watch repairing, lowest prices, at
Hanch's, No. 295 Fifth avenue. wtsu
French ChalUes 135 Separate Patterns.
Very newest, light and dark grounds, 33
and' CO cents a yard.
Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Misses' Kid Gloves,
4-Bnttons, 45c. and 69c, worth 75c. and
$1. Immense choice at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
Cash paid for old gold and silver at
Hauch's, No. 295 Filth avenue. wrsu
THE PEOPLE'S STORE,
531 and 533 Wood Street.
Long wraps, lightweight, latest style,
plain, stripe and check, from $5 up. Come
now and get one of these new wraps.
Campbell & Di.ck.
Another Big Day In tho India Silk Stock.
These India Silks at 75 cents. Sell at
sight. Come now fpr them.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
A special assortment of lace curtains from
65c to $75 00 a pair; beautiful new designs
in tamboures just opened.
- mwfsu Hugcs & Hacke.
Cash paid for old gold and silver at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth avenue. wrsu
THE DIRECTORS RITIJI.
Stockholders Action la the Gas Boad Issue
Indorsed by the Board.
The Board of Directors of the Chartiers
Natural Gas Company held a meeting yes
terday afternoon in the company's office, on
Wood street and Third avenue, for the pur
pose of considering the action of the stock
holders in regard to the issuing of bonds,
which was done at a meeting held on Wed
nesday. The directors unanimously ratified the
action of the stockholders and the disposal
of the bonds will be at once proceeded with.
One of the directors stated after the meet
ing that several Eastern firms have already
taken $700,000 worth of the bonds, but he
would not mention their names at present.
The $300,000 worth of bonds yet remaining
will be offered to the stockholders.
"We had no trouble to dispose of them,"
he continued. "Eastern firms were very
glad to take hold of them, which shows that
outsiders 'have a great deal more confidence
in natural gas than the people right here,
who are deriving the greatest benefits from
it every day."
Very Mysteriously Missing.
Frank Marquis, foreman of the Allegheny
Water Department, is mysteriously miss
ing. He left home on Monday, but was
seen on Tuesday evening at the Hotel
Anderson. Before his departure he drew
$500 of hismoney from the bank and had
several hundred dollars beside. He had no
domestic troubles and his accounts with
the city are all right. No cause can be as
signed for his leaving the city.
THE PEOPLE'S STORE,
531, and 533 Wood Street.
Select your carpets now, new, fresh and
handsome designs added to our stock so as
to afford an opportunity to those who want
new goods before the 1st of April.
Campbell & Dick.
8S 00 Special Sale.
For two days only (Friday and Saturday)
we hold a special sale of 500 of our new
spring suits and overcoats at $8 00 each.
These suits and overcoats are manufactured
from the best of goods, well made, trimmed
with the finest df silk serge (same with
satin) and would readily retail at from $18
to $22. Your choice for the next two days,
$8 00. Children's department good dura
ble suits for school, $1 50 and $1 75,. worth
$3 50. Call at once and see these bargains
at the P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond
sts., opp. the new Court House.
50,000 pieces of all grades of goods from
the cheap 10c papers, up to the finest hand
prints, at the new store of Crumrine, Bane
& Bassett, 416 Wood st. Palmer's old stand.
Free to All!
The bargains offered at the Hub.iu clothing
for men and boys, are free for everyone to
examine. You find no such bargains at any
other store in the city. Bemember this is
the greatest chance of the season to cet biz
bargains in underwear, overcoats, suits and
pantaloons, for men and boys, at the Boston I
Ulotbing House, u smithtield St.
The Black Silk Stock Never So Large as
Choice, fresh, carefully selected goods
now in our spring importations, plain and
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Everybody Likes Them.
Boyal fruit biscuit are the finest things of
the kind ever turned out in a Pittsburg
bakery. Your grocer keeps them.
TUFSU S. S JlABVIN & CO.
Laco Curtains Lace Curtains Lace Cur
tains. Every newest pattern, in all qualities
$1 00 to $85 00 housekeepers, hotel keep
ers, call now while the assortment is com
plete; prices right.
Jos. Hobne & Cp.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Spring jackets, spring long and short
wraps, spring garments in all the newest de
signs; novelties in black lace cloaks and
mourning wraps. Hugds & Hacke.
Gennlne Diamond Rings, $4 00,
Elgin watches $6 00. All the latest novel
ties in fine jewelry at Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth
avenue. Established 1853. wrsu
Koul tartar is disease and death
Not only to the teeth, bnt breath:
It taints the month, and to our smile
Gives a most ghastly tinge the while.
Bnt if we've Sozodont close by.
We may its worst assaults defy, wrsu
fT WILL CURB
IT WILL HEAL
IT WILL SAVE
IT IS SAFE
KTDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
Price, 23 cents, at all druggists.
PEEP ABED BY
FLEMING BROS.. PITTSBURG, PA
RELIEF TO WOMEN.
Many a woman will feel unhappy,
cramped and very disagreeable, all on
account of a had fitting Corset, besides
her shape will he clumsy and awkward.
Corsets wo give special attention to. It
you will only try our Corsets you will
not bo disappointed. Your shape will
be elegant and the fit perfect if this
is not the case bring them back. Wa
have Corsets at all prices.
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PENN" AVENUE STORES.
ALL BEADY NOW WITH
LATEST SPRING NOVELTIES.
Large importations Just received,
making the finest showing to be found,-'
especially in Dress Goods. "t
OUR SECOND INDIA SILK
. Over 5,000 yards a special purchase,Teal
China Shanghai Cloth, Printed India
Silks, 27 inches wide, at 75 cents a yard.
White grounds with black figures;
black with white fleures;aIso dark and
light colorings these are the best value '
in this country to-day a large varietr '"t
ot patterns, as there are one hundred f
and fifty pieces in this lot this is a big '
sale beyond question. A grand eollec-
tlon, our regular stock of these popular .
Bilks at 45c, 55c, 65c, (27-lnch) SI, SI 25,
SI 50, In all the newest and most ex (
treme colorings and finest French :
Another lot worthy of notice 35
pieces, printed Jersey Bilks (not
foulards) at 75 cents; never sold less
than SI over any silk counter.
New striped Surah Silks, 75 cents.
New striped Brocade Satins, SI 25 1
New Armure Boyale Silks, SI a yard,
New shades in plain Surah Silks.
New shades in plain India Silks.
Spring importations of Black Dress'
New Pekin Striped Armure Royals
New plain Crepe de Chine, single and
New Brocaded Crepe de Chine, latest
Special values in Black Surahs, Black
India Silks, Black Royales, Black Peaa
de Sole, Black Gros Grains (Si-inch, at
95ents.aod at SI 25 a yard).
English Suitings, in individual pat
terns. French Embroidered Robes, a
la Directolre. German and French
fancy combination styles, SI 00 to
50-inch, English effect, fine Wool Suit.
The largest collection of Novelties la
Imported Dress Fabrics ever shown la
this city at this season, including a
large variety of new effects in black and
French Chillies, latest printings, best
qualities, at 35 cents and 59 cents a yard.
Fancy printed Mohairs; new designs
in English striped Mohairs, Plata
weaves, new colorings, in challies.
New Broadcloths, in spring weights.
New English Serge Suitings.
New French Cashmeres. 50 cents, 65e,
(iS-lnch), 75c, SI and SI 25, special ultra
shades, dyed to our own order. .,
46-inch alt-wool Serges, choice colors,
at 50 cents.
Stylish all-wool Plaids, 63 cents
Spring Suitings, 50 Inches wide, only
40 cents a yard
New goods arriving daily in the Cloak
Boom. Advanced styles in Misses' and
New arrivals in our already enormous
Wash Dress Goods Departments. Scotch
Ginghams, in fancy lace effects and em
broidered stripe and side border styles.
American Dress Ginghams, 10c to 25c Sf
Satines all the latest colorings
French, 25c to 35c. American, I2Kcto .f
Certainly the largest stock of New!
Spring Goods ever displayed, and beat
values, from Calicoes to Silks.
job. hdrne & mm
PENN AVENUE STORES.W
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