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L 2 ' TSE -PlTTSBTntG- s DISPATCH, TUESDAY, APETL 2, 1889. , . , ,.'''' ' f ' M "
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RAPID TRANSIT SURE
Tor the People of Allegheny, Who
Will Soon Bide Electrically.
PBESIDEKT M'CKEEBT BACK AGAIN
With News of a Magnificent Transformation
of the Pleasant Tallcj Line.
ALL TO TAKE PLACE BEFORE WLSTEE
Tempus pecunia est, and though rich
men may ride in chaises poor men refuse to
go afoot by a Ions chalk nowadays, and
they must ride rapidly. Among savages
the tribes that hare reduced the horse to sub
jection are conquerors; but the noble ani
rsal's powers are not equal to the strain the
demands of high-pressure life impose. The
horse must go as a street car motor and
if he could reason he would say "Amen."
The "Pleasant Valley Street Kail way Com
pany has decided to dispense with its horses
and use electric power. A committee, of
which Mr. William McCreery was one, has
spent a considerable portion of the past
winter examining all sorts of appliances for
the moving of street railway cars. The
committee investigated everything of this
kind that could be found between the East
ern limits of Boston and the Western limits
of Davenport, and then came back to
Cleveland and extended the search from
there to Richmond, Va. The result was a
decision in favor of an electric motor.
Mr. McCreery, who has just returned,
said: "It w as plain to us that the cable
plan would not work on our road. It is too
crooked, and there is too much bridge on
the line to allow it to be profitably em
ployed, and we
MUST HAVE EAPID TRANSIT.
"The public demands it, and, since the
cable roads have been in operation, here
and elsewhere, people gencrallv have un
mistakably expressed a desire formorerapid
travel. Our patrons are asking for, and
must have it, as soon as it can be provided,
"The committee was satisfied, with what
it was able to learn, that the electric system
would give as much speed as was compati
ble with safety. c
"In addition to increased speed we can
haul longer cars, and, when necessary, can
haul two cars as well as one,andin the even
ings, from 5 to 7 o'clock, can accommodate
nil our patrons and can secure much short
distance custom that now prefers to walk to
being crowded as it must be when horse
power is used. During these hours we could
fill a car every minute, as anyone about the
postoffice knows; but, with horses, we can
only run a car every 2 minutes, and then
the cars are so crowded that many people
going only a short distance prefer walking.
With electric power one can carry all with
out crowding, though of course some might
still be forced to stand.
'Then at the time the amus ement houses
dismiss their patrons we can group the cars
so as to fill the line make a procession of
cars. There will be no horses to maintain
and the cost of men to handle the cars will
be all that is necessary. People complain
that adequate facilities are not provided at a
late hour, but they do not understand that
they are not possible. To do so would re
quire an immense force of men and horses
for a single trip and the cost would largely
exceed the profit, as men would of course
demand a fall day's pay for the work of an
hour or two.
EXPENSIVE AND ELEGANT.
"The plant will be very expensive. The
tracks we no w use must be reDlaced br rails
nearly twice as heavy,and the cost of power
houses, etc., will be very great, but we ex
pect to make it pay from increased travel,
and to have one of tbe best roads on earth.
"We intend to heat and ventilate our cars
and make traveling on them a pleasure.
We expect to haul our people from the
Pittsburg postoffice to the head of Pleasant
Valley, a distance of three miles, in 18
minutes, a speed of ten miles an hour, and
we are assured that the increased travel
will justify the expenditure.
"We propose to have the new road in
operation before cold weather."
A suggestion here presents itself, and that
is that rapid transit in the Pleasant Valley
line will soon force it on the other Alle
gheny lines The Pleasant Valley road
will attract by its quick work the people
of a considerable portion of the Northside,
now drained by the P. A. & M. and the
Troy Hill lines, and their proprietors will be
compelled to hold that trade to compete in
the matter of time, as a person will walk
several squares out of his road in order to
be carried rapidly to his destination, espec
ially when he can thereby go home for din
ner and get back to his work within an
hour. It is probable tbat within a few
3 ears horses will be used only on lines that
are secure from competition, and they are
The West End and Charticrs road is now
competing with the Pittsburg and Lake
Erie Bailwav, that runs cars at short inter
vals, and with the boat line which plies the
greater part of the year, and even that com
pany may find rapid transit an indispensa
bility to the holding of trade.
A GOLDEN CICLE.
An Aged Couple Celebrate Tbelr Wedding
One of the most pleasant events in the
history of the Aged Couples' Home, in
Wilkinsburg, was the celebration yesterday
of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
Brown, two of the inmates. Mrs. Rebecca
Davison, of the East End, had charge of the
affair, and it was from her a report of the
proceedings was obtained.
The Board of Managers of the Home, and
the Voung Women's Christian Association,
of the East End, were present and took part
in the proceedings. Rev. Mr. Hicks made
a very appropriate address, in which he re
ferred in pleasing terms to the occasion they
were then celebrating. He, in behalf of the
Y. M. "C. A., presented the aged and hon
ored conpie with a pocketbook containing
two gold pieces.
Mrs. Phipps had donated a bride's cake,
"containing two pieces of gold, which were
also given to the couple, who had seen a
half centurv of married lite.
Many valuable presents were received by
them from tbe cucsts.
A luncheon was served the lady visitors
and inmates of the Home.
BOTTLE BLOWERS ALL EIGHT.
Tbelr Holiness Is Jiot Likely to Snfler Any
Mr. Moore, the manager of Chambers &
Co.'s new window glass works at Jean
nette, stated yesterday that the introduc
tion of the prohibition amendment in this
State would not damage the trade of the
bottle blowers as they claim it will.
To corroborate this statement he said: "I
beliee that the bottle making trade will be
just as good as ever, because there will be
as many bottles used after the amendment
as there arc now. Why? Because I think
that drinking will really not be put down,
and the sou drink trade will surely in
crease." On Three Charer.
Michael Ksenan, No. C28 Second avenue,
was arrested yesterday afternoon by Captain
Dan Silvus. on informations entered by
Inspector McAleese, charging Keenan with
selling liquor without license, selling on
Sunday and keeping a disorderly house.
He will have a hearing before Magistrate
KOTES AMD NOTIONS.
Many Blatters of Much and Little Moment
All around town Buburbs.
A lettee of Importance I.
Behind the time a Waterbury.
Keep tbe goods a'moverin, a'xnoverin along.
A feeak of fancy a bogus museum curi
osity. He is a poor man who would strike a friend
for a loan.
The cry of tbe police, "move on," seems to-
nave oome to a standstill.
Two-cent beer in Cincinnati will make that
tbe Nihilistic center of the world.
Has anyone noticed that the drunkard is
almost an unknown quantity on the streets?
Headquaeteus were taken up yesterday.ln
the new Nineteenth ward 25,000 police station.
That grand jury in returning a true bill must
have ref used to accept a S3 William as' a bribe.
C. H. Kemp, the proprietor of the Thompson
House at Kane, Pa., is in the' city visiting
Twelye-teab-old William Galvin, of Salts
burg, fell into the Monongahela yesterday and
Don Corbett, the young Clarion lawyer,
and Charles Johnson, of Foxburg, went through
to Washington, Pa., yesterday.
Maudie You may be right; some unfortu
nates have long suspected that affection and
affectation mean tho same thing.
. The meeting of the Ministerial Evangelical
alliance yesterday afternoon was postponed
for one month. It was moving day.
Mike Convet, of Brown's alley, Southside,
was held for court in $1,000 bad yesterday on a
charge of Illegal liquor selling on Sunday.
It does seem as if two virtues aro sufficient
for this life If consistently adhered to never
forcet a friend and never forgive an enemy.
.Edison may not believe it. but-nine out of
ten electric street lamps in tbe E&t End were
actually blown out by the high wind of Sunday
Confidential 2tf-r-t H-l-st-d If you want
anything from the Republican party just ask
for it, and it's yours. Don't tell Quay. B-n
Fourteen new brick buildings to be occu
pied by different stores are to be put upjbetween
Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth streets on
A Southern man inquires if tbe earth
really moves. If he saw some of the Northern
office seekers moving both heaven and earth he
would think so.
The .members of the Birmingham Turn
vereinwill celebrate their twentv-first anni
versary tbis day week at their hall on Jane
William M. Price, Esq, will address a
public mass meeting in the Eighth U. P.
Church, Pittsburg. Vam Braam and Locust
streets, this evening.
Samuel P. Shane, General Freight Agent
of the New York, Lake Brieand Western road
at Cleveland, was In the city yesterday on busi
ness connected with his company.
Colonel Thomas E. Watt. District Pas
senger Agent of the 1'ennsylvania railroad,
left last night for Philadelphia to attend the
meeting of Pennsylvania road passenger men.
Rain nor muggy weather can squelchaPitts
burger's desire to see what is going on. and he
stood placidly about yesterday, alone the only
place anything ever does go on. Fifth avenue.
Cincinnati is making a bid for popularity.
She proposes to increase her census and kill
that English beer syndicate at one and the
same time. Beer is selling there at 2 cents a
A fashion journal hails the departure of
bustles, stays and steel, and says the natural
woman is coming to the front. That's just the
trouble, and tbe very reason they use the
A Butler street cable car jumped over a
bnck, off the track and on tbe cobble stones at
Thirty-fourth street yesterday morning, just to
furnish a new way of delaying travel on tbe
A new board of tbe Chamber of Commerce
met yesterday. A copy of The Dispatch
containing the speech of Andrew Carnegie on
transportation was referred to a committee for
action and report.
AT the Washington Inauguration Centennial
Committee, meeting last night the Finance
Committee reported that a little over $500 has
been received. The balance of the committees
The Shadysida Presbyterian Church will call
Rev. M. W. Jacobus. This may afford the ex
ccptional Instance wherein it is profitable to
"call the gentleman who holds a full hand."
He hails from Oxford. Pa.
Ten pit cars from Reeling's South Twelfth
street coal incline "went on a bust" yesterday
morning. They got there. Obstructed by a
timely timber they were prevented from burst
ing more than themselves.
They probably call it planked shad because
you receive such a cold deal when you pay for
it plank down all you have and tbe spruce
cashier pines for more. In order to anticipate
numerous bright exchanges, "Chestnuts."
The County Constitutional Amendment
Executive Committee of the county is arrang
ing for a volunteer lecture bureau, and "towns
uuable to pay will be lectured free of charge.
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster begins her tour in this city
Musical friends of the late Prot Prosser
are requested to meet at the Nineteenth
Street Baptist Church, Southside, this evening
at 8 o'clock, to rehearse appropropriate music
for the funeral service, to lie held on Wednes
day at 2.30 P. SL, and bring their church tune
books and Gospel hymns with them.
Bryan was fined $5 and costs for distributing
religious tracts in Allegheny. Mayor Pearson
imposed the fine, and John S. Slagle, of the
Arch Street First Presbyterian Church, also a
member of the Pen Investigating Board, was
the prosecutor. The charge was disorderly
conduct, and Bryan will appeal.
A semi-monthly report of the Improve
ment of the Poor Association sho-RS, besides
thousands of necessities given away, that 1,727
persons were aided and 9S1 visits made. Many
children were placed in Sabbath and public
schools, aud work secured for -44 persons, in
cluding nine permanent positions.
THE work of the pupils of the Pittsburg pub
lic schools prepared for the Paris Exposition,
in 16 handsomely bound volumes, was received
by Superintendent Lucky yesterday and was
forwarded to New Yorklast night "The work
is the handsomest that will go from the United
States," said Superintendent Lucky.
Anew Board of Managers of tbe Free Dis
pensary was chosen yesterday, as follows: L.
H. Harris, C. C. Baer, D. Herbert Hostotter,
G. F. Smith, Reuben Miller. F. Bemple, Wra.
Thaw, 1). Leet Wilson, G. K. Stevenson, John
Dunlap, C. F. Wells, CoL J. Collard, Dr. a N.
Bcnham, Dr. A Koenig, Dr. J. A Lippencott,
Dr. J. J. Buchanan, Wm. O. H. Scully, J. M
Kennedy, W. E. Schmcrtz, James L Buchanan.
Heavy underwear is fated, better lay aside
the Jot, Wiggins says it will be warmer, says in
fact it will be hot This is cheerful news for
people, but he spoils it with the strain:
"Warmer weather, but remember, slightly
mixed with chilling rain." Thus It was in
childhood's hour, everything was bright and
pay, Wiggins frowned, and then the weather
dampened us for all that day. There will be a
retribution, when we will rise in our might,
paralyze deceitful Wiggins, bury bint clean out
The Inside of many a household was turned
outside in yesterday. Family skeletons were
dragged about and exposed to tbe rude public
gaze. Old dismantled bnggy bedsteads; dirty
ticking, in all its unclothed, pude nakedness,
as Rives would say: smashed mirrors, that re
flected nothing but upon the family peace; tin
pans with dents, and furniture with accidents,
and above all, this havcc of a home, a frantic,
dishevelled woman, with one eye on the piano
and another on her husband, two squares away
trying to look as it he didn't own the entire
outfit tbe whole, the sooner retired to private
life tbe better.
W0EK HAS BEGTJS.
A Meeting- of the Central Traction Rnll
rond Men Was Held Yesterday.
The Board of Directors of the Central
Traction Railroa'd Company held a meeting
yesterday afternoon, but did only a little
business. The company has already made
preparations for the building of the track,
and a great deal of material has been put
down along Wylie avenue extension.
Fond of Tobacco and Son p.
Mrs. E. McEoberts & Son's grocery store,
No. 1 Reed street, was broken into early
yesterday morning by burglars who suc
ceeded in obtaining about $30 worth old
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vuuacuu, uignra auu tunc bubjjs. .mey
gained entrance by jimming open the front
door. Five hundred of tile tobies were
found under the steps of ex-Mayor Mc
Carthy's honse on Miller street.
a pakee Waterloo:.
James Hunter Elected Chairman of
Allegheny Council Easily.
EBBERT'S SIGNIFICANT POINTERS.
Some Amusing Scenes, and Others Bather
More Serious. '
A POLICEMAN'S 0KE-MINUTE WAGER
It is all over. The first iriDery collision
is the only one that has grown out of the
fight, so far. The contest for the Chairman
ship of Allegheny Common Council was
ended yesterday morning by the re-election
of Mr. James Hunter, with a handsome
majority. Early in, the morning, the
premises about City Hall were filled by a
multitude of curious citizens, and the
throng constantly grew until passage was
almost impossible. At ,10:15 Common
Council was called to order by Mr. Neeb,
aU members except Peter Walter, Jr.,
being present. After the election o'f C. W.
Dahlinger as temporary Chairman, and
Robert Dilworth and John McKirdy as
Secretaries pro tern, the nominations for
permanent Chairman were in order:
Mr. J. W.McGeary nominated Mr. James
Hunter, and Mr. William J. McDonald
presented Mr. Thomas A. Parke. The
viva voca vote was taken, amidst great but
subdued excitement, and James Hunter was
declared elected by a score of 31 to 21 votes
in his favor, without base hits or errors, as
tar as could be seen.
Upon motion by the late t opponent, Mr.
Parke, the election was made unanimous,
and the oath of office was immediately ad
ministered. The election of Robert Dil
worthis Secretary followed, by accclama
tion. The defeat of Parke is attributed by his
friends to the bribery story which was so
recently sprung. They say that quite a
number of members were intimidated, fear
ing that in some manner they
MIGHT BE IMPLICATED.
The following is a list of the voters, with
reference to their candidates respectively:
For Hunter Messrs. Ammon, Bader, Curry,
Dahlinger, Detzel, Ebbcrt, Groetilnger,
Arthur. Hunter, Jackson, Raiser, Lanpe, Light
hill, Millard, McAuley, McGeary. Neeb, Ober,
Paffert, Parke, Patton, Robinson, Rudolph,
Schondelmeyer, Henry Smith, J. B. Smith,
Stayton, Steffen, Stockman, Swindell, Vogler,
For Parke Messrs. Watson, Thompson,
Thomas, Striepecke, Stemmer, Stauffer,
Stacey, Simon, Rynd, McKirdy, McDonald,
Koehler, Knox, James Hunter, Harbison,
Graham, Frasher, Drum, Cruikshank, Buente,
Both candidates made short addresses be
fore the vote was taken, Mr. Parke speak
ing in regard to the bribery affair, saying
that he hoped none of his adherents would
take any stock in it, as it was only for
political effect. .
Mr. Hunter thereupon called attention to
the fact that Mr Parke had been out of
orier, and also that he (Hunter) did not
shun an investigation.
The Select branch of Councils was also
organized, Mr. James H. Lindsay bein?
elected without opposition, and Roland T.
White as clerk. Objections were raised to
the seating of Morris Einstein, of the
Twelfth ward, by Arthur Kennedy, but
they were overruled, Mr. Einstein being
duly sworn in. After a resolution to prose
cute all parties concerned in the attempts at
bribery, had passed, the meeting adjourned.
MONEY MADE QUICKLY.
Quite a number of curious incidents took
place while the elections were going on. As
Robert Eberhardt. the Third ward police
man, stepped out from the Treasurer's office
with a month's salary in his pocket, an en
thusiastic individual offered to bet a cool
hundred on Parke "I'll just take $25,"
remarked Eberhardt, aud hardly had the
stakes been placed when the result was an
nounced, making Eberhardt 25 richer.
The air is full of threats from men on
both sides, alleged to be concerned in the
"What's the latest in bribes?" inquired a
Dispatch reporter, meeting Mr. Ebbert
on the street yesterday afternoon, as he wa&
walking along with a rather troubled ex
pression on his face.
"Not much," was the reply. "I have
nothing to say, beyond the fact that what I
have said I shall stand up to. I am pretty
sure there are some other people at the bot
tom of this thing." Here the speaker
named a well-known attorney, who is prom
inent in Allegheny politics.
DELICATE AT THE BEST.
"What do you think of Scandrett's posi
tion?" "I wouldn't like to be in it; nevertheless
I think he and a few others have been led
into it by other parties, and are really not
"Yet von appear to be pretty well satis
fied of the guilt of the accused," interposed
"I can just say again that Scandrett came
to me on last Friday morning and showed
me his bank book, saying that there were
5500, and asking me where I wanted it-to be
The reporter next called upon an at
torney referred to by Ebbirt. The gentle
man was very indignant, and warned the
reporter not to publish his name in connec
tion with any such statement
Prominent electric light officials are also
being rung into the case by the common
gossip of the town. Charles Rea, an ardent
supporter of Hunter, spoke in very forcible
terms about some officials, referring to their
alleged connection with the election in a
rather uncomplimentary manner.
EICE, OP MINNESOTA,
The Ex-Representative and Candidate for
Governor In Town.
Ex-Representative Edmund Rice, of Min
nesota, passed through the city last night
on his way home from Washington. Mr.
Rice is a Democrat, and one of the few in
that State who have anything to say about
how the machine shall be run. The large
Republican vste was against .him at the
last election, and he was defeated for re
election to Congress. He was also at one
time a candidate for Governor of the State.
While at the Union station last night he
said that the rejection of Murat Halstead's
name by the Senate was perfectly proper,
but he thou eh t it would work to Halstead's
advantage in other ways. It was possible.
that he would be nominated tor United
States Senator or something of tbat kind.
Mr. Rice did not think that the President
would insist oh his appointment being con
firmed. In regard to President Harrison's
civil service policy, Mr. Rice said he would
observe the law to the letter.
A FRENCH PK0FESS0E
From Cincinnati, Alleged to Have Eloped
With a Pltlsbarger's Wife.
The Cincinnati i'ngutrer of yesterday
contains the following story, which may be
of local interest: Chief of Police Deitsch,
of Cincinnati, received a letter a few days
ago from a Pittsburg druggist, named St.
Arns. The letter stated that the writer's
young wife had eloped with a Prof. Sardou,
who formerly taught a class in French in
Cincinnati, and information concerning
the pair was solicited.
Mrs. St. Arns was formerly a Miss Mc
NaSb, and was a leading belle at one time
in Montreal where her relatives live.
A Shave for 1-13 of a Cent.
Colgate Co- N. Y., will mail you a .sample
of Demulcent Shaving Soap sufficient for a
month for 2 cents.
A STARTLING RESURRECTION.
The Corpse Gets Ont of a CoOta nt Green
burs Depot It Scares a Scrub-Woman
Crazy and Says It Was Drank.
An amusing and somewhat startling event
occurred at the Pennsylvania Railroad
station in Greensburg yesterday morning.
A coffin was left lying on the platform Sun
day night, and about 5 o'clock in the
morning the woman who cleans the waiting
rooms, while engaged in sweeping out the
ladies' room, happened to look out of the
window and spy the coffin. While she
looked at it the lid was slowly raised and a
man's head appeared. Then, as she gazed
in affright, he slowly sat up in the coffin.
With a yell of terror, such as a-Comanche
squaw might utter, she fled to the agent's
house, a short distance from the station,
and, with rapid pulls at the bell, soon had
him aroused. ,
Unable to jinaerstand what the trouble
was, the agent hastened to the station in his
stocking-feet, and thero he found the cause
of the wdnyin's terror, coolly walking
around looking for his hat.
His Corpscln pin formed them ththe"was
drunk last night," and his "buddy" had
been stowed away in the coffin to sleep.
A Communication .for tbo Youmcn Eagen
to Lank Right Into, t
Alderman McNulty, of Allegheny, has
received an anonymous and undated com
munication, in'the shape of a postal card,
written partly in English, partly in Ger
man, and partly in neither, and hardly
legible. Below is a copy of tbe text; as
close to the original as possible..
Let the Youmen Eagen no aBout this a man
on Troy Hill is starving his horses nowatter
and no feet bis nabor Sacbtthat daywud beo
Sankful if som but wud Luck at them his
name is L S , Troy Hill, ner the Schoole
After diligent and persistent perusal, a
scribe made the following out the linguistic
Let the Humane Aeent know about this: A
man on Troy Hill is starving his horses no
water and no feed. His neighbors say that
they would be thankful if somebody would
look at tbem. His name is L S , Troy
Hill, near tho school house, Reserve town
ship. As there is considerable sense in the
latter, it might be well for the "Youmen
Eagen" to look into the matter
TO START AT MILLVALE.
Gran-Benncti's Old Mill Will be Working
Again In a Few Dnys.
The people of Millvale borough were
made happy yesterday by thejannouncement
in the little town that the large mill
formerly owned by Graff, Bennett & Co.,
and which has been shut down for about a
year, would resume work next week
Preparations for starting were begun last
night, and by Thursday it is expected that
they will be under way. The mill will be
started up by James Friend and F. N.
Hoftstot, representing the syndicate which
purchased the property some time ago.
They have been trying to dispose of it, but
have been unable to do so. They now intend
to run the mill and manufacture iron. The
name of the firm has been changed to the
Millvale Iron and Steel Company.
PENNST OFFICIALS INSPECTING.
The magnates Hero on Their AnnnnI Spring
Toor Over Ibe Lines. ,
President Roberts, of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, in company with General Man
ager Pugh and two carloads of other officials
of the company, will arrive in the city
about 1 o'clock this afternoon on their an
nual spring inspection tour of the com
pany's lines. They will leave Altoona
about 8 o'clock, and will inspect the Pitts
burg division before arriving here.
They will travel in a special train, con-,
sisting of special engine 937 and cars 180 '
and 120. They will inspect the West Penn
and Pittsburg, Virginia and Charleston
branches to-niorrow and the day following.
PRAISEWORTHY POLICE WfJRK. -
The Old Cooper Shop Is at Last Closed Tip
by the Offlclnls.
The police officials yesterSay made anoth
er raid on the low class of habitations in the
lower part of the city, closing up the noto
rious old "Cooper Shop," on Ferry street,
near the corner of Second avenue, and also
No. 50 Second avenue, which is said to have
been in a manner connected with and of the
same class as the "Cooper Shop."
The place was ordered to be closed a few
weeks ago on April 1, and the proprietors
complied with .the order. The "Cooper
Shop" is owned by a man named Hunder
lich. It always had a bad reputation, and
was a resort for a tough class of citizens.
SOLD FOE 25,000. . -
The Bellevne nnd Davis Islnnd Inclined
Plane at Auction.
The Bellevue and Davis Island elevator
and inclined plane was sold by the Sheriff
yesterday to satisfy the claim of J. S. Brown
and others, for 23,000. The purchase in
cludes several acres of ground.
It is said the failure is as much the result
of mismanagement as of anything else. It
will not be dismantled.
KELLOGG WELL KNOWN HERE.
Pittsburg Shippers Will Remember the
St. T.-jnls Suicide.
Asa W. Kellogg, the General Agent of
the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, who'
committed suicide in the Southern Hotel, St.
Louis, Saturday night, was well known to
shippers in this city. Until the establish
ment of an office ot the company in Pitts
burg, he had charge of this territory vand
spent a great amount of his time here.
TWO FINGERS BITTEN OFF.
A Man Lost Ibe members Daring a Fight
K In Limerick on Snndny. '
Ed. McConville was locked up in the
Twenty-eighth. ward station last night for
losing two of his fingers and breaking in
arm in a Limerick fight with a man who
seemed to be very hungry on Sunday. The
fellow with the fingers in his mouth is vet'
For the Aged Colored Women's Home.
The lady managers ot this institution (the
only one of its kind, in Western Pennsylva
nia) will give a dinner and festival at La
fayette Hall April 11, the proceeds to be
devoted to the enlargement of the Home
building, which is now full to its utmost
capacity, with more applicants seeking ad
missiop. The patronage of the public is
John Jnrrett to England.
John Jarrett returned from Washington
yesterday morning He said that the indi
cations were that Carroll D. Wright would
he continued as Labor Commissioner, and
there was not a ghost of a chance for Pitts
burg getting' the place. He said he had
consented to become a candidate for the
consulate at Sheffield or Birmingham, En-Sland-
Cnugbt In the Act.
Charles A. McGuire and C. B. Guth were
arrested last night on a charge of larceny,
preferred by the clerk of the Centennial
Hotel, before Alderman Reilly. The clerk
had seen them going through a satchel, and
they went to jail in default of $500 bail.
Building Trades Flourishing.
The Building Trades' Union held its first
meeting in the new K. of L.-Hall, on Fifth
avenue, last night. The reports from the
various local unions showed them to be in.
a flourishing condition,
MANY M0YING SCENES
The Annual Flitting of Families Takes
Place in the Rain.
FEWER CHANGES THAN FORMERLY
Real Estate and Business Men Saj That
Money Is Plentiful.
THE BOOM IN LAND TRANSACTIONS
A moving scenel This sentence is an
April fool joke. It is supposed to be
humorous. You are to laugh at it and then
own up'that you were fooled, and that it is'
as funny as the printed report of a gun. It
is old, but it just "happened to fit the day,
and, as people often have a "fit of
laughter," it was thought that the Witness of
the sentence might make it suitable to the
occasion. You are to imagine the horrible'
awfulness of some fearful occurrence which
strikes the shuddering heartstrings at the
rate of so much per shudder and 40 per
cent of the gate receipts. Your hair is to
rise like the landlord's rent until you can
"hear the latest-styled Mercury among the
new Government building busts fall with a
dull plunkety-plunk. The scene is to move
The moving consists only of some poor
unfortunate victim of circumstances and
back rent and his belongings, changing, his
residence from one part of the city to an
other. U.he change is as old as Noah, who
was one of the first movers mentioned in the
Bible. Wives who complain about the
amount of house cleaning they have to do
at this season of the year need only think of
Mrs. 'Noah, and then hold their peace for
ever. She didn't have the opportunity of
telling ner next-door neighbor what a dirty
family was in the house before they moved
There has not been so much moving in
Pittsburg or Allegheny this year as last
year, for some reason. But there has been
enough. People are evidently well enough
satisfied with their present residence, and do
not care to go out into the .cold, unfeeling
world and seek another.
.JUST BECOGlflZE THE TABLE. "
Many a man, however, will be eating his
supper from the mantelpiece or the bottom
of the upturned wash-boiler to-night, and at
the same time humming the once popular
song, "There's No Place Like Home,"
while he munches some of Sunday's roast
beef, now as cold as Jay Gould, or drinks
hot water and coffee-grounds from a Dres
den china. ,
"Every dog has its day" is a homely old
proberb, but it very forcibly calls to mind
the strange.whirlisig of the mover's life.
Yesterday was the day for the man who
moved you; and he was king for a day, if it
There are some families who move annu
ally at least. They are like the Mohamme
dans and the hegira. All chronological
events are dated from their Sittings "John
was born here," "Mary had the measles
there," etc. for all the domestic occur
rences which go to make family history.
Some move of necessity, and in the nigh't;
but a veil must be drawn over these pro
ceedings. Moving in Pittsburg was commenced at
3 o'clock yesterdav morning, and if it had
not been raining midnight would have been
the hour. It was'almost midnight when the
last load was delivered. Every available
vehicle, from a ponderous furniture van to
a wheelbarrow, was pressed into -service.
The Allegheny Express Company had two
vans, six two-horse wagons and ei$ht one
horse wagons at work all day. The Alle
gheny Transfer Company had one. van and
ten two-horse wagons on the road from 3 A.
M. to 11 P. M. Such are examnles of the
'amount of work done by the" larger con
cerns. Every livery stable had lrom one to
five wagons in use, and you could not ride
five blocks and count the movers on tbe
fingers of both hands. It was a day ot de
light for the necessary evil, the small hoy;
no school, and every boy was out for fun.
He will do more work carrying articles
from one house to another than a man; but
if it is bis own family that is moving it is
impossible to get him to help.
, STRANGE A3 IT MAY SEEM.
In conversations with real estate dealers
yesterday theyall declared' that there were
fewer changes of residence this year than
last. In the business portion of the city the
changes are very few. It is almost an im
possibility to secure a location on Fifth ave
nue, Wood or Smithfield streets. When a
firm needs more room, instead of going to a
larger building it reaches out and obtains
control of a smaller building adjoining it,
and converts it into a storeroom. The want
of room has caused the recent growth of
Penn avenue and a few of the side streets.
In the suburbs good houses do not remain
tenantless long.' There is plenty of ready
money in the city at present, and the work
ing people are obtaining andoccupying bet
ter houses now than formerly. Rents are
about the same as last year. They are quite
high. The increase made three years ago
has not been reduced; it has, on 'the con
trary, been enhanced in many cases.
There has been an enormous number of
transfers in real estate this spring. People
who have always invested money in other
than real estate are now turning their at
tention to land transactions, and are buying
and seUing very rapidly. ,
Wit" moving time comes house-cleaning,
and with the latter comes new household
articles. Mr. W. H. Keech, who controls
the largest "time house" in the city, was
seen yesterday, up to his ears in work. He
managed to say, between customers, that
business was prosperous. He deals exclu
sively with the working classes at this
season. Plenty of household articles are
SOME OP THE SMILERS.
It is a booming time for the furniture
dealers; so many articles are broken and
have to be replaced at his profit, and at the
los9 of the humble citizen.
Many amusing moving incidents occur.
They are enjoyed only by the spectators,
however. It is not theleast bit funny to be
laughed at. There is a man id Oakland
who played an April fool joke on himself.
He refused to move, as it was raining. Two
constables came along and placed his house
hold goods out on the pavement. He had
to do some rapid work to get a wagon and
get his goods in out of the wet before night.
Moving was not confined to families.
Passing along the streets last evening, there
might have'been noticed the large number
of trunks moving from one room to another;
some in wagons, others carried; and, in one
cas3, a well-dressed young fellow had placed
his goods in a little red push-cart, and was
contentedly shoving it along to his destina
tion. t ,,
There is a fascination in moving. You
wonder what kind of people the new neigh
bors will be; then there is the new house
with the unexplored rooms and the mys
terious attic, which is usually the favorite
resort forthe children. It is an excellent
opportunity of seeing what kind oi furni
ture your neighbors nave, and, to a woman,
the sight of a load of household goods mov
ing is only equaled by the observance of a
wedding or luneral.
OH, SUCH DELIGHTS t
Then there are the pleasures of getting
acquainted and the enjoyment of cntting
one another after you have learned all you
wished to know.'
It has its disagreeable features, yet it has
its pleasures, which would undoubtedly be
increased or the former would be decreased
were the 1st of May selected as the time for
moving, and not the first day in the showery
month that makes fools of good folk.
The most noticeable change yesterday
the commencement of the destruction of old
K. of L. Hall, on Wood street, which is to
be replaced by a new bank building. Aa
old landmark at the corner of Fifth, avenue
and Liberty streets is also being torn down,
to be replaced by a new building.
In Allegheny and the East End, although
there are many changes in houses, and a
few in business locations, not particularly
noticeable ones are presented.
APRIL FOOL JOKES.
Detective. Conlson and, Deputy Coroner
Linghry Are Called Oat of Bed and an
-Anxious Office Seeker Perhaps Still on
Quite a number of April fool jokes were
perpetrated among the city and county
officials yesterday. t About 3 o'clock in the
morning Detective Coulson was awakened
at his home on Tannehill street and in
formed that safe burglars were at work on
a bank on Wood street. He got up and
dressed) hurried down town and found after
a diligent search that it was April 1.
A ghastly joke was perpetrated qn Depu
ty Coroner Loughry. Someone telephoned
from an Allegheby undertaker's that a lit
tle girl had been found drowned at the head
of Herr's Island and the body was awaiting
the Coroner's orders. Loughrey went from
the office in the Court House to the island,
where he realized the joke, though he did
not appreciate it.
Alderman Richards sent a colored man
named Tinsley, who has been bothering him
for some time to get him a city position,to In
spector McAleese with a letter recommend
ing him to a position on a patrol wagon. He
was referred by the Jnspectorto Street Com
missioner Andrews, who sent him to an
other official, and from that to another, un
til nearly every office in Citv Hall had been
visited. The man returned to the Alder
man's office late last night after a half day's
hard work, but still hopeful, aud said he
expected to get fixed up all right this morn
ing, when he would have a talk with Judge
A Chlcagoian la the City Who Is In Business
' In That Country.
J. K. Armsby, of Chicago, who is en
gaged in the salmon business in Alaska, was
in the city yesterday, and left last evening
for Chicago. He said, in speaking of the
resources and development of the country,
that last year 400,000 cases of salmonfworth
$2,200,000, was packed in that country and
sent East. The supposition that only the
Columbia river salmon is worth canning is
not true. In Alaska, in the Ukon river,
which had been explored for a distance of
2,800 miles, the salmon are the best to be
found in the world.
He said that Governor Schweinford had
withdrawn his charge against Governor
Tingle. The charges against the Govern
ment agent and the Alaska Commercial
Company were of a scandalous and most re
volting description. It was true that Indian
squaws had been kidnapped by the latter
company's men, but in nearly every case
the offenders were found and punished.
Mr. Armsby said that the actual cash
royalties received by the United States are
more than the territory cost. At tbe time
it was purchased the Government here gave
Russia 87,200,000 for the country in recog
nition of the, valuable aid to the North dur
ing the late civil war. They did novbuy it
as an investment, but the duties have paid
for the purchase many times.
TWO T0UNG GIELS EESCUED.
Inspector McAleese nnd Detective Coalson
Inspector McAleese and Detective Coul
son took two young girls from the house at
No. 33 Water street, kept by Jennie "Hazel
last night shortly before midnight.
Their names are Dollie Martin and May
Jang, both less than 16 years of age. The
former lives on the hill in the vicinity of
tllA TTtfvI. RaTiaaI nwtrl 4Y.A lnlt.a li.m.1!. ..
148 Spring Garden avenue, Allegheny.
West Penn Offlces Removed.
The offices and clerical employes of the
West Penn Railroad were removed yester
day from Blairsville to Allegheny City.
Superintendent Kirtland has taken up his
headquarters on the second floor ot the com
pany's Federal street station. Twenty-two
clerks came with him.
Of the Wlie-Beating Stripe.
August Young, of Spring Garden avenue,
Allegheny, was 'arrested yesterday afternoon
on a charge of choking his wife. Mayor
Pearson retused to take bail, and a hearing
will be giving this morning.
All In the Snme Business.
Hugh Richey, Edward McGann, Matt
Quinn and Henry Thompson were arrested
vesterday by Officers Cross and Manion.
The police say the men are all professional
thieves, and Thompson was locked up on a
charge of burglary, committed on Liberty
Questions Worthy, of Consideration Ad
dressed Church and, school committees, and per
sons building generally. Shall we continue
in the old rut and plaster our ceilings and
walls with the same aid mud we have been
patching all our lives, simply because it is
cheap? Or shall we use wood, which we
know will warp, shrink and burn, and
furnish lodgment for all manners of in
sects? Or shall we.use our own brains and a
little common sense, and adopt the patent
metal ceilings, manufactured by A. Nor
throp & Co., and secure clean ceilings, dura
ble ceilings, artistic-and attractive ceilings
that are not easily damaged by either leak
age of water, or jarring and vibration of
buildings? Send stamp fv our new cata
logue of designs, or call and see our new
offices at cor. Twenty-third and Mary sts.,
Pittsburg, S..S., before you decide these
questions. A. Northrop & Co.
REAIi ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, IiIM
401 'SmlthOeld Street, cor. Fourth Avenue.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, S38.000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. , tts
Yotj can't get the good of your electric
light unless you have proper shades or
globes. The most complete assortment and
newest designs are to be found at Craig
head's Lamp Store, 615 Smithfield st. D
Prof. Simeon Bissell, of Curry Uni
versity, is on the sick list at his home at
Corset covers, in fine muslin, at 15c, 25c,
35c, 60c, 65c, 75c, 85c and $1; undoubtedly
the best in this market. Boggs & Buhl.
A Slow Death
Is what youtare living if you are being an
noyed by an old sewing machine. Buy one
of our easy running Davis machines and
enjoy life a little. Work can be done on it
in one-fourth the time' done by other mo
chine;. Hoppers Bros. & Co., 307 Wood
street, 'aTe the only dealers. ttssu
Our ladies' nightdresses at 50e, 65c, 75c,
85c, $1 and $1 25, made of fine muslins, full
length and finished neatly, will pay you
to buy. (Large assortment.)
Boggs & Buhl.
Ob, My Poor Back!
How often that expression is heard by
people who will try to eke out a miserable
existence on some old worn out sewing ma
chine instead of being sensible like other
people and getting one of Hopper Bros. &
Co.'s "New High Arm" Davis sewing ma
chine. 307 Wood street. ttssu
Special To-day we open at 65c, 75c, 85o
and $1 the best muslin skirts at prices ever
put on a counter. .Boggs & Buhl.
PASSENGER AGENTS' MEETING.
Joint Tariffs Blast be Posted for the In
formation of ttte Public.
E.D. Smith. Division Passenger Agent
of the Baltimore and Ohio; C. W. Bassett,
General Passenger Agent of the Pittsburg
and Western; A. E. Clark, of the Lake
Erie, and the passenger officials of the
Pennsylvania Company's lines, left last
evening for Cincinnati to attend the ,mass
meeting of passenger agents to be held at
that place to-day. H addition to the pro
gramme of business which was printed in
The Dispatch last week, the question of
publishing joint rate sheets will come
up for discussion. Under the recent inter
State commerce amendment railroad com
panies are required to post all rates where
tbe public may have access to them. This
includes the rates on foreign roads, and
must show the exact proportion of the
through rate given each of the lines on
which the business passes. For instance, on
a ticket to Chicago, via the Pittsburg and
Western road, the posted notices must show
how much the Wheeling aud Lake Erie and
Baltimore and Ohio companies get.
Three Rensons Why
People should buy goods on easy payments:
First, it is most impossible for people of
moderate means to accumulate enough
money to furnish a house properly.
Second, tbat a better1 class of goods can be
purchased than though you were compelled
to pay spot cash.
Third, having your house properly fur
nished it is an encouragement to live and
be more happy; you take more pleasure in
keeping good goods in nice order, and by
so doing are considered good housekeepers.
The satisfaction is complete; your friends,
yourself andyourdealer are satisfied, so what
more is desired? Be wise in your genera
tion, and 'let Hopper Bros. & Co. furnish
your homes. Call at 307 Wood street, and
look over their extensive. stock of goods;
sold on easy payments. ttssu
The greatest bargain purchase we ever
made 100 pes. all-silk surahs 50 cts. is
the under price they go at to-day.
Boggs & Buhl.
Put Money In Thy Purse.
Persons contemplating putting in new
carpets will look well to their purse strings
by looking at our stock before selecting.
Remember that it pays better to buy- good
carpets than poor ones, and you can well
afford to when yon get six months' time to
settle for the same, say nothing of the satis
faction given from the moment you get the
goods, besides a year or two longer wear.
We think after considering the above that
you will appreciate our manner of doing
business. Hopper Bros. & Co.,
ttssu 307 Wood street.
Pay 94 OO to 85 00 a Dny.
Do you want to make money? If you do,
you can make from $4 to $5 per day by call
ing at the Hub for your clothing. You can
save one dollar on a pair of pants, $2 on a
suit and $2 on a spring overcoat. You save
thisxon clothing tor men and boys, regard
less of whstt other stores advertise. .We
guarantee to save to every customer the
above named $5, or the goods will cost you
nothing. You find nothing but the best
made clothing and low prices at the Hub.
We present a fine ball and bat to every boy
customer at the Hub.
Boston Clothing House,
439 Smithfield street.
This welcome visitor, just from the press of
Percy F. Smith, has been improved by the
addition of several pages of interesting read
ing matter. Wm. Haslage & Son are the
B. fc B.
75-cent surahs on center counter this
morning at 50 cents.
Boggs & Buhl.
We recommend the use of Angostura
Bitters to our friends who suffer with dys
pepsia. Wlthoot Bragging,
We have an elegant line of lace curtains,
at prices within the easy reach of all.
Turcoman and chenille curtains in great
variety. Daghastaa, Mqquet. Smyrna, vel
vet and brussels rugs without number.
Poles, cornices in mahogany, ebony, wal
nut and antique ash and oak, brass and
wood trimmings, stair rodsand buttons.
Worsted silk and linen curtain loops and
chains of too large u variety to express, for
cash or easy payments.
Hopper Bros. & Co., 307 Wood st.
B. it B.
Wholesale buyers as well as retail pur
chasers can have a chance to-day at the 50
cent all-silk surahs center counter.
Boggs & Buhl.
Oh, Mothers Buy your infants' cloaks,
slips, etc., this week at reduced prices. Busy
Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Exquisite Designs nnd Colorings.
As pretty a line of floor coverings in in
grains, tapestry- and body brussels, velvets
and moquets as the city affords, and at
prices that other dealers cannot possibly
afford, can be seen and had at our popular
house-furnishing store rooms. Cash or
easy terms of payments.
Hopper Bros. & Co.,
ttssu 307 Wood street.
A center silk counter to-day at 50 cts.
Extra quality colored all-silk surahs 100
pieces, all shades blacks and creams 50
cents. Boggs & Buhl.
BIBER & EASTON.
NEW SPRING COSTUMINGS.
40-inch French Side Band Suitings, self
trimmings, only 50c a yard. .
46-lncb Pure Mohair Saltings.
40-inch Henriettas at 65c.
Extra Satin Finish. 45-inch widths, 85c and
Silk Warp Henriettas, spring shades.
Black Henriettas in all the numbers, from
85c to J2, the most perfect finished grades im
ported. The most complete line of novelties and
FANCY DRESS GOODS,
All at attractive prices.
Second shipment in Silks brings to us a spe
cial bargain in a colored Satin Luxor, all the
pravailincrshades, at 85c regular SI goods.
Fancy Stripe Surahs, for trimmings, at 85c
Novel and stylish designs in India Silks.
Cloaks and Suits. New and handsome effects
for Ladies. Misses and Children.
Stockinette, fair grade, for S3.
High grade Jackets. !5 50, S7. 9, S10.
Bound Corkscrews and Wdle Cloths, lined
and unlined,with or without vests, 55, $7, $9, $12
Colored French Cloth, Loose or Directolrs
Fronts, J9. $12. $16.
Bead Wraps, all grades, from $3 to $10.
Braided Silk and Cloth Mantles, J3 to $40.
Nottingham, Swiss and Irish Point Curtains.
'Curtain Nets and Sash Draperies, neat and
effective patterns, low range of cost.
House Furnishing Linens, Table Damasks,
Napkins, Towels and Qnilts, the heat values
shown; underground prices.
605 AND 507 MARKET ST.
7-' " J&yC5&
JOB. HDRNE:'i Gu.'s' '
PENN AVENUE STORES.
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MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS
PORTIERES and DRAPERIES.
Curtain Materials by the yard, 15c to
New Velour Curtains just received.
New Velour Tabla and Piano Covers.
New Cretonnes and Furniture Cov
erlngs. k "
Pillows and Bolsters, regular sizes
and special sizes to order promptly.
Our Lace Curtain stock is all new nta1
this spring's importations $1 a pair to -
finest Brussels Point. -. '
We make estimates on high decorat-. ,
ing for Interiors equal to any in tha -C
country. " V
Our Curtain Room is large and well i
liehted and customers receive prompt
All the latest styles of Printed Silks ,'
as fas as they. come out, for -fancy n
work and sash curtain use. ' iSg
New styles In Upholstery fringes, ' ""
Gimps and Sash Curtain Loops.
Send In your orders now for any kind '
of drapery work, which will receive our
JOB. HDRNE k CD.'S
PENN AVENUE-STORES:; V
CONSUME YOUR OWN GARBAGE IK
stoves and ranges while using the same for
cooking, or any other purpose, by using tho
Eureka Garbage Burner. For illustrative cir
cular, containing full information, call on or
53 East Diamond street,
ie5-n57.TT3 Allegheny. Pa.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
letters testamentary have been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Henry
Biermann, deceased, late of Allegheny City.
All persons owing or having claims against the .
said estate willplease prewnt them without
delay to HERMAN BIERMANN,
mhlS-18-Tn 256 Sandusky St. Allegheny.
-rOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON
X Monday, the eichth (8th) day of April.
A. D. 1889. application will be made by
Rosetta Hostetter, D. Herbert Hos
tetter, Herbert Dupuy, Theodore R. Hos
tetter. Milton L. Myers and Robert 8. Robb,
to the Governor of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, under the provisions of an act
of the General Assembly of tbis Commonwealth
entitled "An Act to Provide for the Incorpora
tion and Regulation of Certain Corporations"
approved April 29, 1874, and the various supple- ,
ments and amendments thereto, for the char- .
terot an intended corporation to be called
Hostetter and Co., the character and object
whereof is the manufacture and saleof amedl- v
cine known as Hostetter's Celebrated Stomach
Bitters, and for these purposes to have, possess
and enjoy all the rights, benefits and privileges
of said act of Assembly and tbe amendments
and supplements thereto. , ,
mh28-32 D. T. WATSON. Solicitor.
VrOTICE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
JL that an application will be made to tbe
Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania on MONDAY, April 22. 1SS9. at 10 o'clock
A. St.. or as soon thereafter as tbe same can be
heard for a charter oft Incorporation of a pro-
e" Dsed corporation to be called "City Bridge
ompany," under the provisions of an act of
Assembly, entitled, "An act to provide for tho
Incorporation and regulation of certain cor
porations," approved April 29. 1874. and the
supplements thereto. The object of the pro
posed corporation being the construction and
maintenance of a bridge over the Allegheny
river from a point in the city of Allegheny at
or near Race alley and between Race alley and
Federal street in said city to a point at or near
Barker's alley and between Barker's alley and
Sixth street in the city of Pittsburg Tbe
capital stock of 'aid corporation Is fixed st
$100,000. and the names of the corporators are
Geo. Wilson, Joshua Rhodes, George Rice. A
(X McCallam, Jr., F. C. Hutchinson and James
A.McDerltt. A. M. NEEPER, Solicitor for
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