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-THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH,"
MONDAY,, MAHOH v-ll, 1889.
SKIPPERS IS HAMS.
Millions Lost Annually in the Lively
Their High-Toned Tastes the Principal
Cause of Trouble,
PUKTATION DARKIES WHO BAT THEJI
"The Conies are a feeble folk, yet they
mate their houses in the rocks." A Pitts
burg amateur entomologist connected with
the provision trade has discoTered that, not
only may sermons be found in stones, books
in running brooks, etc, but also interesting
information learned from skippers in
cheese and hog hams, and the insect that
makes them is fully as interesting as the
bedbug, and can discount the cimex lectular
ia$ in the matter of wines.
This savant was drawn out yesterday on
the subject, and his first statement was one
that is familiar to but very few outside the
provision trade, viz: That the loss
by heating, coagulation of blood and
the ravages of the skipper fly amount to
millions of dollars yearly. Though a fear
'was once expressed that wild animals might
increase in Palestine to the detriment of
the human population, which was exhorted
to multiply to prevent it, the danger to-day
is not from wild animals, but from insects,
worms, etc. We shudder to hear-of an in
vasion of the army worm or the locust,
which leaves nothing green in its wake; and
yet, perhaps, 600,000 of our population
spend the greater part of their time trying
to kill the songsters and other feathered
Jowl which are our greatest allies in our
fight with some of the werst things in the
BETTER FOB BIRDS THAN MEiT.
Of course the insect is a valuable crea
tion in its place; but it was evidently a
large part of the purpose of its creation that
it should furnish bird food, and if the birds
are exterminated the insects may destroy
the world do more harm than those great
world-stormers, Alexander, Cassar, Hanni
bal, Attilla, Ghengis, Khan, Napoleon, etc
Onr entomologist hadn't ciphered out the
name of the particular insect under dis
cussion further than to dub it the skipper
fly. It is about one-fourth the sire of the
common house fly, and it is gamey and
pugnacious to the las degree, never ceas
ing in its contests with one of its species
while it is able to get to the scratch; and it
doesn't wait for time to be called. The fe
male is armed with a powerful lance, and
when she has discovered an , aperture eve'n
in the canvass covering of a nam enongh to
admit the point of a cambric needle she
thrusts lier lance into it and proceeds to
deposit her eggs. Each one hatches, if the
temperature be high enough, in three days,
and three days later is a fully-developed
skipper, or maggot. In this state the skip
per is very voracious, and as he has nothing
to do but eat the world he inhabits, he lives
right royally, and probably doesn't ask for
eggs with his ham.
ITS COFFIN ASD BESUEBECTIOIT.
In a few days more he becomes dyspeptic
and proceeds to incrust himself in a coffin,
in which he remains for a time, when he
lias a resurrection and comes out of his
tomb, if circumstances are favorable, and
at once sets up again in business as a
The insect evidently is highly philopro
irenitive, for it chooses only sugar-cured
h.ams in which to deposit its larvaj, and this
explains what so many people wonder at
why canvassed hams are so much more
likely to be infested by skippers than the
ordinary salt cured. lhe skipper has a
sweat tooth, and his mother labors to in
dulge the future appetite of her offspring.
If she cannot find .sugar-cured hams, she
will content herself with salt, but she either
is not so prolific in this case, or her larvse
oo not hatch or thrive so well on salt-cure
alone as when mixed with sugar. Cold
weather will kill the fly, but not the larvse,
and attempts; to destroy it by the
applications ot sulphur, Cayenne pepper
and steam have all failed. When the eggs
are deposited and the meat is frozen before
they have time to hatch they remain dor
mant until a sufficiently high temperature
is reached, when they hatch and begin work
at once. Persons who bur canvassed hams
have noted how particular the canvassers
have been to make the covering thick and
air-tight This precaution is absolutely
necessary, if they wish to secure the ham
from the skipper-fly.
is rr so coxsoLEfG?
rThere is one consolation in this connec
tion. The skipper is rarely found in any
but good hams. It is the same with cheese.
In fact, some people who are especially fond
of cheese always choose that inhabited by
skippers. The skipper itself can scarce be
considered anything more than an animated
mite of cheese or ham.
It may not be generally known but such
is the case that the plantation neero of the
South is the medium that rias the Northern
market of skippered meat. There is a regu
lar demand for it irom the South. These
'people want cheap meat, and are either not
afraid ot skippers or have some way of
eliminating them. Xt is estimated that the
loss by depreciation from skipper ravages
amounts to over $2,000,000 a year to provis
ion dealers, and would be much greater
were it not for this Southern market.
In the course of the year a great amount
of loss is entailed by carelessness, and the
loss falls on the most valuable part of the
animal, the ham.
For instance, in slaughtering, the hind
leg of a hog is seized by an
iron gripper and the animal is fre
quently jerked up so suddenly
as to dislocate the joint The blood coagu
lates at the dislocation.and is not drawn ont
by cutting the pig's throat. A considerable
portion of that ham is lost, and It goes
South for the sustenance of the "man and
brother." This is a case in which brutality
does not pay. There is no necessity to jerk
the animal up so sharply as to dislocate his
thigh. Another source of extensive loss is
carelessness in cooling. If the animal heat
is not all extracted, the curing process will
not reach the bone. The meat may be good
enough three-fourths of the way to the bone,
but beyond that is tainted. Should a con
signment of these hams come back on the
dealer's hands, he consigns them to the
South, and the "man and brother" again
plays the part of consumer.
The skipper is not dangerous to health
like the trichina;, but most people in this
latitude prefer hams skipperless.
Onr First Millinery Opening Spring 1SS9.
To-morrow, Wednesday and Thursday,
over 100 imported pattern'bonnets and hats.
JOS. HOKNE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
The Abbott Opera Next Week.
The brilliancy of Hiss Emma Abbott's
work this season is incomparable, ac
cording to reports, and it is sur
prising that it is so uniform,
lor Hiss Abbott never disappoints an
audience. She always sings when an
nounced, and sings more often than any prima
in grand opera. It is her perfect method,
her care and discipline that render her nn.
approached in this respect and that make
her voice more brilliant, sweet and effective
than ever. In "Bose of Castile," for in
stance, and "Lucia, Bride 'of Bammer
moor," her execution is remarkable, but in
no wise does it exhaust her. There is hard
ly an opera in next week's repertoire, but is
difficult, yet she will sing every evening.
"The Yeomen of the Guard" cast for Mon
day night and Saturday matinee presents
her in a unique part, bnt it is one that
proves her versatility, and as produced by
the Abbott Company only, the opera has
aroused enthusiasm everywhere presented.
Its humor is keen, and its melo-dramatic
parts are intensified by the Abbott version.
It is really a charming opera. The entire
repertoire is given with the strongest casts.
The sale of reserved seats opens on Thurs
day morning at the BUou Theater.
Onr First Itillllnrrj Opening Spring 18S9.
To-morrow, Wednesday and Thursday,
over 100 imported pattern bonnets and h3ts.
JOS. HORNE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
The Finest Photographs
Are made at the Elite Gallery, 516 Market
street, Pittsburgwhereyoucan get cabinets
for $1 per doz. until Hay 1, 1889. Come
soon. Bring the little ones. Use elevator.
100 Pieces More $1 25 India Silks at 73c
The greatest early spring silk trade we
have ever had best values, that make trade
lively here See these, the third lot,
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
81 Posltlrelr Onlj 81.
Until May 1, 1889, will the Elite Gallery,
516 Market street, Pittsburg, make cabinets
lor $1 per dozen; so come soon. Bring the
Onr Third Iot Printed India Silks at 75c.
These are, if anything, even better value
than those already sold at this price same
width (27 inches), light and dark colors;
choice styles in black and white also.
Jos. Hoknx & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
This powder never varies. A marvel of pur
lty, strength and wholesomeness. More eco
nomical than the ordinary kin ds, and cannot
be sold in competition wJtn the multitude ot,
ow est, short weight, alum or phosphate pow"
ders. Sold only m eatu. ROYAL BAKING
POWDER CO, 106 Wall St, N. fT
C0STELL0 TAKES SIDES.
He Is Terr Positively for Powderly In the
Barry Imbroglio The Order of the
Knights of Labor Growing.
The expulsion of a number of prominent
Knights of Labor has caused quite a sensa
tion in this city. Among the persons who
are no longer members of the order are
Harry X Skeffington, James L. Wright,
Harry G. Taylor, Victor Drury, Mary
Sterling and Lizzie Lucas. Mr. Skeffing
ton was at the head of N. T. A. 226, the
shoemakers district, and was very promi
nent in the order.
The report that General Master Workman
Powderly intends to gel rid of all objection
able members, and this is the beginning of
a movement to expel all members who are
opposed to the administration is denied.
John Costello, a member of the General
Executive Board, was in the city Saturday,
and in speaking of the expulsions, said:
These people expelled themselves. An order
was issued that no knight could engage in a
movement to build up a new organization
while they were connected with the order. By
violating this order the persons mentioned
have expelled themselves. Fred Turner, the
ex -General Treasurer, saved himself from ex
pulsion by resigning before he engaged in the
movement He is no longer a member of the
Knights of Labor, but has not been expelled.
There has been a great deal of talk lately
about Tom Barry's charges against the admin
istration, lam prepared to put np 500 to
prove that his statements are incorrect
Hr. Castello objected to expressing an
opinion on the prohibition movement in
this State although Powderly has come out
strongly in favor of the constitutional
amendment. He is willing, however, to be
quoted as saying that he believes that if a
law could be passed wiping out the traffio
entirely it would greatly benefit the work
ing men of the country. He does not be
lieve that prohibition will prohibit, and
said thai while in Leavenworth, Kansas, a
prohibition State, he could have obtained
drinks in 15 places, and he was not seeking
do Stanford's Acid Phosphate.
Br. Price, of the White Star 3. 3. Germanic,
says: "I have prescribed it in my practice
among the passengers traveling to and from
Europe, in this steamer, and the result has
satisfied me that if taken in time, it will, in a
great many cases, prevent seasickness."
Lace Department. '
Onr new department we open on Monday,
the 11th inst., with all the choice and new
patterns in Chantilly and Spanish guipure
flouncings, Russian and fish drapery nets,
and a special line of 48-inch drapery nets in
stripes and polka spots.
mwfsu Hugtjs & Hacks,
A Word About Catarrh.
"It is the mucous membrane, that wonderful
semi-fluid envelope surrounding the delicate
tissues of the air and food passages, that Ca
tarrh makes its stronghold. Once established,
it eats into the very vitals, and renders life but
a long-drawn breath of misery and disease,
dulling the sense of hearing, trammelling the
power of speech, destroying the faculty of
smell, tainting the breath, and killing the re
fined pleasures of taste Insidiously, creeping
on from a simple cold in the head, it assaults
the membranous lining and envelopes the bones,
eating through the delicate coats and causing
inflammation, sloughing and death. Nothing
short of total eradication will secure health to
the patient and all alleviatives are simplv pro
crastinated sufferings, leading to a fatal ter
mination. Sankobd's Radical Cure, by In
halation and by Internal administration, has
never failed; even when the disease has made
frightful inroads on delicate constitutions,
hearing, smell and taste have been recovered,
and the disease thoroughly driven out"
Sakfobd's Radical, Cube consists of one
bottle of the Radical. Cure, one box of Ca
tarrhal Solvent, and one Improved In.
haleu, neatly wrapped in one package, with
full directions; price, 1 00.
Pottek Druo t Chemical Co., Boston.
THE Lenten season, with its sus
pended gayeties and social
fast, offers an opportunity to
feast the mind by the con
templation ot the development of
art in industry.
Europe, from her rich treasury,
has crowned the feast "with her
most exquisite creations in Porce
Our present exhibition, compris
ing only decorative ware, presents
much that is attractive. Especial
mention may be made of some
after-dinner Coffee Sets in Ooal
port China, with warm Turkish
effects, a new design of Oriental
Coffee Pot, and many rare speci
mens of Cameo Glassware.
THEODOBE B. STABR,
206 Fifth avenue,
Madison Square, New York.
Correspondence invited from in
Our stores full of workmen en
gaged in remodeling.enlarging., etc
The hammer, the saw, the plane
,and the brush are making grand
transformations. Meanwhile our
GOES BRAVELY ON. .
Everything in the house marked
down to one-half former prices.
Overcoats, Suits, Hats, Furnish
ings, Boys' Clothing, Ladies'
Cloaks and Wraps. Come Early,
as we must
CLOSE THEM OUT.
Weak, Painful Backs,
Kidney and Uterine Fains and Weak-
Unesses, relieved in one minute by the
Laucnra Anu-i'nin x'losier, ine
first and onlv naln-killinp Blaster.
New, instantaneous, infallible. The most per.
feet antidote to Pain, Inflammation and
Weakness ever compounded. Vastly superior
to all other plasters. At all druggists, 25 cents:
five for $1; or. postage free, of Puttee Dbuo
and Chemical, Co., Boston, Mass. MP
829 LIBERTY STREET,
1 J. M. Jewell. Asst Sunt. Boys'
Industrial School, Lancaster, 0
says: I have no hesitation in rec
ommending your catarrh remedy.
It is by far suDenor to any other
preparation I have ever used. Its curative ef
fect is marvelous.
Mrs. M. J Hatton, 72 Forty-third street, says:
The Anchor Catarrh Remedy cured me of an
aggravated case of catarrh of long standing,
which 1 considered hopeless, aslbad used many
other preparations without relief.
We would be glad to have you give our ca
tarrh remedy a trial. You will never regret it
T-TJNCAN C. WHITE,
71 Diamond street
Second door above Smithfleld,
Pittsburg. , fel4-7-srwr
EO. H. BARBOUE.
Surveyor, Draughtsman and Designerof,
Bridges Roofs and Mill Buildings,
Room 62 Eisner Buildinir.
deU-kee-D FIFTH AVENUE. Pittsburg.
SALLER & CO.,
Corner Diamond, and Smitnfleltl Streets.
Latest styles now ready. Prices
434 MARKET ST.
No. 50 -FIFTH AVENUE,
Nkae Wood Street.
Telephone No. 1636. f elS-MnVTFSuwk
is a straw that shows -which way the
wind blows. Although the spring sea
son, can hardly be said to have yet com
menced, Keech's large store presents' a
scene of unusual activity. Early buyers
from all parts of the city and country
are pouring in to make their selections of
and in each case they can rely on receiv
ing better value for their money than at
any other store in the city. If you In
tend to move on April 1, or refurnish
your house, you will act judiciously by
making your purchases now, and, there
by avoid the big rush? that will surely fol
low within a few weeks.
'Goods Sold for Cash or on Easy
923 and 925 Penn Ave.,
Neae Ninth Street.
Open Saturdays till 10 P. it. mhl-MWF
STEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS.
Atlantio Express Servioe.
LIVERPOOL via QUEENSTOWN.
Steamship "CITY OF HOME," from New York,
WEDNESDAY, May), May 29, June 26. July 24.
Largest and finest passenger steamer afloat,
baloon passage, 860 to S100, second-class, 30.
Steamers every Saturday from New York to
GLASGOW and LONDONDERRY.
Cabin passage to Glasgow, Londonderry, Liver
pool $50 and (GO. Second-class, $30.
Saloon excursion tickets at reduced rates.
Travelers' circular letters of credit and drafts
for any amount Issued at lowest current rat's.
For books of tours, tickets or further Informa
tion Apply to HENDEKSON BKOTHEKS. N. Y., or
J. J. MCCUBMICK, Fourtb ana Hmlthfleld: A. D.
.bCOREBs SON, 415 Smithfleld St.. Mttsburft; W.
SElIi'LE. Jr., 183 Federal it , Allegheny.
ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS,
THE ONLY DIRECT LINE
Passenger Accommodations Unexcelled.
Prepaid Intermediate, 830. Steerace, S19.
' Passengers by this route are saved the ex
pense and inconvenience attending transfer to
Liverpool or from New York.
J. J. MCCORMICK, or A. D. SCORER & SON,
NORD DEUTSCHER LLOYD FAST
route to London and the Continent.
Express Steamer Service twice a week from
New York to Southampton (London, Havre),
Ss.Lahn.Mch.13.2 P.M I Ss.TVerra.Mcb.23,10A.S.
Ss.Elbe.Mh.l6.5.80AK I Ss.8aale.Mcn. 27, 2 P. M.
Ss.Aller.Mch 20.8A.M fes.Ems.Mch 30,5.30 A. St.
First Cabin, Winter rates, from 575 upward.
MAX SCHAMBERQ' & CO., Agents, Pitts
OELRICES & CO., 2 Bowling Green. New
York City. ja29-71-D
To Glasgow. Belfast, Dublin
FROM NEW YORK EVERT THURSDAY.
State of Pennsylvania, 3 P. M., March 14.
State of Georgia, 9 A. u March 2L
Cabin passage SM and $30. according to location
of stateroom. Excursion 65 to 890.
Steerage to and from Europe at Lowest Bates.
AUSTIN BALDWIN & CO., General Agents,
S3 Broadway, New York.
J. J. McCORMICK, Agent, Pitltburg. Pa.
For Blush and mud good solid,
leather shoes are indispensable.
So far this week I have opened a
lot of gents prime, good
Calf Sewed Boots at $2 per Pair,
A Men's Double Sole Creedmore at
A Ladies' Kid or Pebble Button Boot
And my $2 Kid and Pebble have no
equal for style and fit,
COME AND SEE THEM AT
78 OHIO ST., ALLEGHENY.
N. B. Store closes at 7 P. ai. except Satur
day. Open Saturday until II p. at. mhOorw
,SC0TT, POTH & CO.
The Justly Celebrated
Is the finest ELGIN BUTTER that
comes to this market.
TJnequaled in flavor.
Bioh and palatable.
Free from all impurities and for
eign substances. Every tub -warranted
fresh and sweet.
scon, POTH &co
BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE, Etc.,
First Ave. and SniiMeldSt
Men's Furnishing Goods.
3 SMITHFIETJJ ST.. PITTSBURG.
100 FEDERAL ST, ALLEGHENY.
8HBTS TO ORDER!
We make all onr own shirts, and our Custom
Shirt Department Is the best equipped in the
State, we carry a full line of Full Dress, all
over embroidered P. Ks., and Embroidered
Linens, and gnarantee a fit. If you cannot get
a fit elsewhere eire us a trial.
Cleaning and Dyeing Offices at abore loca
tions. Lace Curtains laundried equal to new.
Full Dress Shirts laundried, Hand Finish.
THE FIRST CALL ON SPRING WRAPS.
AND THEY'RE INCONTROVERTIBLE BEAUTIES.
Would very specially direct your attention to their entirely new and magnificent stock of
Spring Jackets, Wraps, etc It's Impossible to convey any adequate Idea of these exceedingly
stylish and handsome garments. Suffice it to say that never before has such a galaxy of beauty
and perfection in the line ot Ladles' and Misses' Wraps been submitted for your approval, all at
monev-saving prices. 10fr All-wool Striped and Barred Jackets, in lovely, chaste colorings, only
51 50.The're worth;every pennv of $3. A very pretty range of Ladies' Stockinette Jackets will be of
fered at prices varying from 2 75 to 58 50; just Jl to $2 60 less than usual. A lovely collection
Wale Stripes and Fancy Corded Black Jackets from J3 75 to S12 50; regular prices range from
S3 to S1G. An exqnlsite assortment of Ladies' Beaded Wraps. Bilk and Cloth Wraps, gotten np
with harmonious and artistic effects, trimmed In lace, jet and glnm, all offered at prices ranging
from 2 75 to S25; from 10 to 25 per cent less than usual prices. Spring Newmarkets, latest styles.
And we've got an elegant line of Misses' and Children's Spring Wraps, Infants' Cloaks, Robes,
Short Dresses, Slips, etc Prices away down.
What's the use of paying 50c for Short Curtains when you can get choice of thousands at
Douglas & Mackie's for 35c a piece?
151 and 153 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY.
GttltflD OlFIEISniISrG: 1JO-X)-A
Ladles' Spring Wraps, Shoulder Capes, Jaokets, Jerseys, Newmarkete,
wM.Mi wwo ana wriris ana unuareuQ jiv&&j3 wu w
There is one thing that even our competitors freely admit, viz.i That
we never do things by halves; that whenever we make ud our mind to do
something, we do it with all the brain and brawn, men, means and money
at our command. Ihe adding to our establishment of a Cloak depart
ment several years ago was no exception to this rule. We did it on the
grandest scale ever attempted'in Pittsburg or Allegheny, and our present
grand display of spring styles proves that we have followed this .policy
right up to this day.
Ladies attending our Grand Opening this week will have the privilege,
of gazing over oceans of novelties. And just to show you how dose
elegance and economy meet in our Cloak Parlors we point to our
. For $2 98,
or which the accompanying cut is a correct
illustration. In finer' grades of Beaded Wraps,
Beaded Shoulder Capes and Beaded Fichus
our assortment is limited only by the number,
of styles manufactured. We have them solid
beaded, net beaded, beaded on silk, heavy
satin and ottoman, trimmed with lace and pas
sementerie. We also carry a complete assort
ment of Mourning Wraps, and plain lace, silk
cashmere and crepe wraps, suited for elderly-ladies.
JACKETS and JERSEYS
Jackets in the novel Directoire
and Empire styles, silk vest fronts,
etc., in every fashionable color and
shade, made from all kinds of new
and reliable materials. It should
be remembered that all our Jackets
are tailor-made, which means fault
less make and perfect fit
In Jerseys our variety borders on
the infinite. We have Braided Jer
seys, Corded Jerseys, Pleated Jer
seys, Smocked Jerseys, puffed silk
front Jerseys,' gimp trimmed Jerseys,
passementerie trimmed Jerseys, etc.
These in all colors. Black Jerseys,
Newmarkets and Peasant Coat3
in an endless variety of light spring
weight materials loose fronts, fe-'
dora fronts, full backs, bell and
Over 250 different styles, includ
ing the popular angel sleeves, bell
sleeves, gathered capes, gathered
All the latest novelties in Hen
rietta cloths, tricots, cashmeres,
Jerseys; accordion style skirts,
sailor styles, etc.
50 DOZEN CHILDREN'S FINE MULL CAPS AT lie EACH.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS OF INTEREST TO LADIES.
Ladies' ZRaxtrbe-i? G-ax'-m e:o.-fas- .a
complete stock and every garment guaranteea waterproor. KUDuer cir
culars from 98c up. Rubber Newmarkets and rubber Raglans.
XiadJLes" Sims: "CT-m Tpx-ellas gw and
silver handles, carved handles and natural sticks; La Tosca styles, etc.
Is it necessary to state that we show the largest assortment, keep the
most dependable goods and name the lowest prices?
Xiad-xes3 SIb-oes am-d. Slippers, our
tremendous new spring stock embraces all kinds of staple and fancy
footwear, and our prices are beyond competition. If you've never
bought any Shoes from us, buy a trial pair now. You'll never go else
Ladies3 ZKn.c3- GlO-VeS. We show all the cele- .
brated imported and domestic makes in the very latest styles and colors.
We sell these goods at from 25 to 33 per cent less than the dry goods
and notion stores.
Ladies5 ETann.dex'olxief s. APro"ion
of new designs in fancy border, scalloped, hemstitched, embroidered and
plain white. It'll pay you to see these goods before buying elsewhere.
ZBea-UL"bi1xl SoU'Ven i rS U be presented
to all ladies visiting our Cloak department during this, our opening week,
Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street
COMPLETE VARIETY OF BOYS' CONFIRMATION SUITS,
EVIDENCE OF CHEAPNESS
Can you call to mind any -wide-a-wake
town'bf 1,000 inhabitants, '
where lots can be bought at Prices
we ask and on such easy terms?
40 IN PAYMENTS OF FORTY CENTS A WEEK!
ONE PER CENT CASH, THEN ONE PER CENT EACH WEEK THEREAFTER UNTIL PULL AMOUNT IS PAID,
.:. PORTLAND '.:.
Has 5,000 population. The Evans
addition is less than a mile from
the Court House, on the main
street, with three-fourths of the
population lying between it and
the Court House.
SEGDEES A BUILDING LOT IN THE GREAT NATURAL GAS AND OIL FIELD AT PORTLAND, INDIANA.
the county-seat of Jay county, In
diana, is half way between Fort
Wayne and Richmond, and 118,
miles from Cincinnati by rail, or
about 90 miles in a direct line. It
is in the largest continuous district
of natural gas-bearing land in the
world a district which has been
developed and tested by hundreds
of gas wells, demonstrating beyond
all doubt that the gas supply is in
exhaustible, and its quality for fuel
and illumination unsurpassed. The
gas wells now in use at Portland
have an output of over 15,000,000
cubic feet daily, and this supply
may be increased ad infinitum.
The Grand Rapids and Indiana
Railroad and the Lake Erie and
Western Railroad give Portland a
nbrth, south, east and west outlet
The county is one of the richest
agricultural and stock-raising coun
ties in the State. Portland has fine
public schools, a Normal College,
two newspapers, viz.: "Commer
cial," "Sun;" a building and loan
association, seven churches, two
fine hotels, besides lesser ones, an
opera house, and does a large
wholesale, retail and manufactur
The EVANS ADDITION
North Corporation Line of the
City of Portland,
And Lies Directly on the Principal
Street of the Town, Less Than One
Mile from the Court House,
Lots are offered in this subdivi
sion upon the following terms, viz.:
One per cent cash with order, then
one per cent each week thereafter
(or more if so desired by pur
chaser), until full amount is paid,
when warranty deed will be exe
cuted for the property. A rebate
of 10 per cent will be made for all
cash in advance. On receipt of
first payment a bond for a deed
will be forwarded to the purchaser
with the amount duly credited; also
a large plat of the property and a
colored township map showing the
exact location of the addition.
THE TITLE TO THE LAND IS
ABSOLUTELY FREE AND UNIN
CUMBERED. A complete abstract of title fur
x nished free to all purchasers on re
ceipt of first payment.
THE LOTS ARE 25x140 AND
LARGER, fronting on 50-foot
street with 15-foot alley, and are
equal in value to lots selling in
- other localities of the gas belt at
$150. We advise taking two or
more lots to secure a good frontage.
There are 12 lots to the block.
WE OFFER LOTS AT PRICES AS
FOLLOWS: $40, $45, $50, $55,
$60, $55, $70, $75, $80 and $85
each; Meridian street lots are $90
and $100. All without interest, and
free of taxes until deed is executed.
If any application is received
after all the lots are disposed of
the money inclosed for first pay
ment will be returned. No atten
tion paid to inquiries unless the one
per cent for lot is inclosed.
Remember the number of lots .is
limited, and "first come, first
GAS WELLS ARE WITHIN IOO
FEET and lie at southeast and
southwest corners, while just
west of it is the
ONLY OIL FIELD IN THE STATE
PORTLAND, INDIANA, March f, 1888.
I have made, the survey and plat of the land comprised
tn the Evans addition to the city of Portland, Jay county
Indiana, and hereby certify that there is not a lot in said sub
division that is not, suitable for building purposes and suscep
tible of good drainage. The subdivision adjoins the corpora
tion line of the city. Meridian street, which passes through
the property, is the principal street of the city and the main
thoroughfare of the county leading into the city. 'Sixteenth
street is also an important highway. ,
C. E. ROGERS, ' .
Ex-County Surveyor and present City Civil Engineer.
We, the undersigned, are familiar with the above de
scribed property and 'indorse the foregoi?ig statement in refer
ence thereto. ,
, THEODORE BAltY, Mayor of the City.
, P. M. HE 'ARN, Abstractor. . Vr
E. J. MARSH, Editor "Commercial"
SEBRING BROS., Grocers. -J.
C. LOWRIE, Postmaster.
H. O. WELDON, Proprietor Merchants' Hotel,
A. H. EVANS, TRUSTEE, PORTLAND, IND, OR ROOM 6, JOHNSTON BUILDING
PORTLAND is develop
ing quite rapidly since the
discovery of Natural Gas and
Oil in that locality. Popula
tion is increasing and land'' r
advancing. Al number of new
factories, business blocks, andj&
over loo dwellings have beenm
built within the past year.
Thdre is every reason to b4ty
lieve that an investment ntad&f
now will bring to the pqr-
chaser large returns in tht