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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY, OCTOBER " 21, 1889.
A WHITE HOUSE LIST.
The Utterances of Those Who Attack
the Administration Are
KEPT FOR FDTUBE REFERENCE.
Scrap Boots Are Sov All the Style at the
SOME OF THE KEW METHODS EMPLOIED
tCOKHESrONDENCE OF THE DISIMTCH.1
Washington, October 19. The preser
vation of newspaper clippings for reference
has become an art in "Washington. Public
men preserve the paragraphs abont them
selves which are sent to them by the news
paper bureaus in New York; department
chiefs preserve the articles referring to sub
jects within their official scope; and news
paper correspondents seize every scrap which
may bear on cotemporaneous events or
describe the personal peculiarities or odd
adventures of men in public life. So general
has this scrap collecting become, that there
is great competition to devise a system which
will preserve the clippings in the most com
pact lorm, well indexed, tor ready reference.
The clumsy scrapbook has been almost
entirely shelved. I know only one man
who maintains a scrap collection of any
magnitude who adheres to it. He is
"William Eleroy Curtis, author of "The
Capitals of Spanish America," now acting
as agent of the State Department in guiding
the delegates to the Pan-Americap Congress
about the country on a tour of inspection.
Mr. Curtis has so many interests that it is
impossible for him to memorize, for future
use, the facts he meets in daily readinc
As he goes through his papers, therefore, he
marks here and there an article which he
wishes to have preserved.
An assistant goes over the papers and
clips the marked articles, which he pastes
together in a long ribbon. To this ribbon
he adds every day, until it forms a heavy
roll. Then at regular periods, he takes
down the scrapbook, and, cutting the rib
bon into "lengths," pastes it in the gummed
columns of the book. As soon as a book is
filled, it is indexed and laid aside. Mr.
Curtis has now a very ponderous and com
plete collection of the writings of every
prominent newspaper corresponded who
has been in Washington in the last ten
years as well as articles of interest, almost
without number, concerning distinguished
men and women in every part of the-world.
QUITE THE CCSTOM.
To the casual reader it might seem like
plagiarism to accuse Mr. Curtis and, other
newspaper writers here of using the con
tents ot other people's letters in making up
their own. But it is quite the custom, and
it can hardly be called a bad custom either.
"Washington letters, like fashions in dress,
run in cycles. At regular intervals the
leading daily newspapers publish descrip
tions ot the Bureau of Engraving and Print
ing, the Patent Office, the interior of the
Executive Mansion, the money vaults in
the Treasury Department and other places
which every tourist who comes to "Washing
ton visits. Some of these articles may be
entirely original; most of them are original
The correspondent, who has.- preserved
several letters on the same subject, can,
when opportunity offers, combine the in
formation they contain in an effective way,
and with a spice of cotemporaneous fact
added, can make a most palatable dish.
The information which be appropriates is
all to be obtained at first hand if he chooses
to seek it; it is regarded as common prop
erty. He does no one an injustice in ap
propriating it for even the newspaper
reader who, perhaps, devoured another
article on the same .topic a year ago with
avidity recognizes no familiar ingredient
in the dish that is set before him to-day.
The newspaper reader glances over his
paper so hurriedly that what he sees there
makes little permanent impression on him.
Of course no correspondent can afford to be
come entirely a "scrapbook writer." He
loses originality of expression and becomes
dull and prosy. But every good letter
writer in "Washington depends more or less
on his scrap-collection. One of the best
known writers of a lew years ago used to
say to T. C. Crawford, another well-known
letter writer: "I keep all of your letters,
and whenever I run short of reminiscences,
I fall back on them."
Frank G. Carpenter, the correspondent
whose recent tour of the world has made
him famous on both sides of the globe, has
a very large ana very complete scrap collec
tion. Carpenter is a great believer in pub
lishing facts rather than comment or criti
cism. He thinks that the newspaper reader
is usually prepared to make his own com
ments. His letters, therefore, bristle with
facts, pungently put. Whenever a com
bination of political conditions brings a man
into the strong, white light of publicitv,
Carpenter is ready for his readers with de
scription and anecdote of him, gathered
' from personal observation and from prior,
long forgotten publications.
Two years ago he wrote a most interesting
series of articles on the rich men of this coun
try. They were the result of a careful col
lation of every interesting fact abont these
men published in the daily press for many
years. To the facts thus obtained were
added many that Carpenter had gathered
from personal contact with these men. The
articles were of absorbing interest. As far
as the newspaper reader knew they were en
tirely original, and they were certainly of
more value historically than they would
have been had Carpenter relied upon per
sonal experience for his material.
Mr. Carpenter has adopted the envelope
system of sorap collection. All of his clip
pines are folded and placed in envelopes,
which are appropriately inscribed, num
bered and indexed. In addition to his
scrap collection, Mr. Carpenter ha3 a valu
able library containing many books of gen
A "WOEK OF YEAES.
The prize scrap collection of Washington,
and one of the finest in the "United States
is that ot E. B. "Wight Mr. Wieht's coll
lection has cost him about 15,000 in cash
and labor expended. He would not part
with it at the most extravagant figure,
though, for it is the realization of a scheme
of IB years ago, achieved by the exercise of
much effort and ingenuity. Por many
years Mr. Wight employed a man and boy,
whose chief duty it was to clip, index and
arrange his newspaper scraps. He sub
scribed for a great many newspapers which
were not on his exchange list. Every day
he would sit down with a pile of news
papers beside him and go through them
quickly but carefully.
Every article that seemed of value or in
terest was marked with blue pencil, and the
paper was thrown to the assistant, who,
with shears in hand, sat ready to cull the
fruit of Mr. "Wight's labor. "When all of
the papers had been read Mr. Wight took
the clippings and marked on the hsck of
each the catch word under which he wanted 1
uinoexea. ne appropriate title was then
pasted on each, and it was classified under
one of the principal subjects into which all
of the clippings were divided.
THE METHODS PtJESUED.
If it related indirectly to any other gen
eral subject, it was cross-indexed to that
subject on a card which was filed to repre
sent it in the other division. Mr. Wight
has always kept his scraps loose in boxes
which occupy shelves built all around the
four walls of a large room in
his residence on P street His card in
dex is mounted on a revolving table so that,
-seated in his office, he can, without moving
from his chair, reier to any subject on which
he wishes to obtain authority, and direct
his office boy to the shelf and' box where the
desired clipping is to be found. Mr. Wight
has a very complete collection of the
eruiMYiAa of the most celebrated nnMIi m..
in Congress, at conventions and on the
gtumptogetherwith a vast fund of bi
graphical and anecdotal fact about these in
dividuals. He possesses the most important editorial
utterances of the leading newspapers of the
country on the leading political questions ot
the past 20 years, and much other informa
tion of general and political value. Ee
cently Mr. Wight has taken up photogra
phy, and he is now getting up a collection
of views of both houses of Congress in de
bate, as well as flying pictures of public
men on the street and in the corridors of the
THE WHITE HOUSE BOOK.
The President keeps a scrap collection; at
least one is kept at the White House for him
by the Executive clerks. It is in part a
black-list, for in it are recorded the utter
ances of men who criticise the administra
tion in the public prints, and the stories
about men who are applicants for office. It
has been the custom for many years to keep
such a scrap-book at the Executive Mansion.
The Navy Department has a scrap col
lection. It contains the articles published
at home and abroad about foreign navies
and naval affairs. The system for preserv
ing these scraps adopted by the Navy De
partment is, I believe, the most perfect yet
devised. It is a combination of scrap book
and card indexed in a compact form. If the
scrap to be preserved is of more than column
width, it is folded once or twice, as may be
necessary, until it is reduced to the width
of the ordinary newspaper column. It is
then gummed to a card a little wider than
the newspaper column and about five inches
The strip extending beyond the endof the
card is folded in, until the whole clipping
is in a little pacKct on the lower side of the
card, leaving a narrow margin at the top.
In the blank space, as at the top of the index
card, is written the title of the clipping. It
is then cross-indexed on a number oi blank
cards to any other subjects of which it may
treat The index cards and the cards which
carry the clippings are then arranged al
phabetically in lone boxes. When thecol
lection becomes bulky it may be divided
under subject heads, each division having
its own box or boxes. O'Beien-Bain.
ON MAN'S CREATION.
Leak Showed Tlmt Science and the
Bible Do Not Corflict.
The M. E. Church, North avenue, Alle
gheny, was filled last night by the congre
gation assembled to hear the opening of a
series of sermon3 on "Man's Creation," by
the Eev. Dr. Leak, the pastor. The rever
end preacher, after a minute analysis of the
accepted theory of evolution, advanced the
Bible idea of evolution, and proceeded to
demonstrate that science is not a power
which can be used antagonistically against
the revelation of God as to the world's
creation, and to man's first entrance thereon.
Dr. Leak continued:
"The divine theory of evolution does not
conflict with the Scriptural statement of
man's creation. If you accept the scientific
reading of evolution you must take it as
based upon the words culled from the in
spired record. God has sud in the sacred
pages, that man is formed in His own image.
This statement has. often been questioned,
yet if we but examine it even in a cursory
way, it will be apparent to even the weakest
minds that it is not hyperbole, and that it
can be accepted fully with all its profound
and lofty significance. A child just born
into the world receives a part of its parents'
nature. It has their form of face, and mind.
As yet it has not their strength, maturity
and intellect, but as the child is capable of
development, so is man's relation to God.
Necessity of Completeness of Character
t Urged by Rev. Mr. Grose.
Eev. Howard B. Grose, pastor of the
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, preached
last night to the yonng people on the "Seven
Elements of Symmetrical Character," from
IL Peter, i., 1 to 12. The address was a
most elegant one, the central thought being
to show that no loophole should be left in
the component parts of the Christian
character through which it may be assailed
or besmirched. The most powerful work to
turn the course of Christianity comes, not
from the efforts of the very wicked or the
deeds of the very bad men, but the incom
pleteness of good men. We see every day,
men who speak of another as qualified to
fill any position to do great good, but for
one thing, one fault which sets at naught
all his other virtues and qualifications.
He exhorted all present to form their
characters with the symmetry, not alone so
desirable, but absolutely necessary to the
completeness of a Christian life. "To be an
enthusiast in temperance does not excuse a
Llack of brotherly love and charity, and so
on inruugu me 1151. j.ne congregation was
a large one, and the discourse throughout
was listened to with the greatest interest
HE STOLE IS TWO CITIES.
One orWnnnmakcr'a Clerks Did Bad Bosl
neia In Pittsbnrg,
Philadelphia, October 20. Andrew
Graham, a resident of Penllyn, Pa., and un
til Thursday "last a clerk at Wanamaker's
store, was arrested yesterday for having sys
tematically robbed his employers, covering
a period of two years.
For some time past the detectives at Wan
amaker's noticed that a colored woman
named Matilda Jactson made fre
quent visits there to obtain the
purchase price of costly goods
which she said she had found unsatisfactory.
An investigation showed that the woman
was too poor to purchase snch goods. She
was arrested on suspicion, and stated that
the goods had been stolen by Graham, and
that she had been employed by him to re
turn them. Graham was discharged on
Thursday last for other causes than dis
honesty. When the detectives visited Graham's
nome on Friday night they found nearly
5500 worth of stolen goods, some of which
had been taken from a store in Pittsburg,
where he had been employed about two
HE WANTED A C0FFIX.
A German Who Carried HI Dead Babe
Wllb Him in a Basket.
A man named Billings while at work on
Satnrday on Nunnery Hill, was approached
by a swarthy German who wanted him to
make a box in which to bury a baby.
Billings refused, but directed him to an un
dertaker's. Lieutenant Thompson was in
formed of the man's actions. He traced
him and discovered that he was carrying a
lifeless babe in a basket He would have
been arrested, but it was owing to his ignor
ance, as he explained his peculiar method in
a satisfactory way. The officer sent him to
the Board of Health, who gave him a burial
permit, and he had the dead child interred
on Nunnery Hill.
Mr. Pltcnirn's Bent Disturbed.
Superintendent Pitcairn, whose residence
is at the corner of Amberson and Ells
worth avennes, East End, telephoned at 3
o'clock yesterday morning to the Nine
teenth ward station to the effect that there
were robbers in his house, and asking for
an officer. Captain Mercer at once mounted
his horse and in a few minutes reached Mr.
Pitcairn's house. A thorough search was
made, and at length a man was found lying
in a drunken sleep in the grounds. He
was without hat, coat or shoes, and the con
clusions arrived at were that he was wander
ing aimlessly around and finally lay down
to sleep. The patrol wagon was summoned
and the man conveyed to the warmer, if not
more comfortable resting place of the sta
tion. B. &B.
27-inch frise brocades at 75 cents velvet
department were 52 60 originally not our
loss, we bought them at a sacrifice.
Boogs & Buhl.
F. & V.'S Iron City beer is unrivaled.
Connoisseurs pronounce it so. ,
BANKING ON MAHONE.
Well-Known Citizen, Back Jrom
Virginia, Explains His Faith.
RICH CONVERTS AHD A PLATFORM
Broad Enough for White and Black to
Stand on Together.
SIGXS OF THE KENEWED PROSPERITY
twnrrrmr fob thb dispatch.,
Anent the declaration of Colonel H. C.
Parsons, of Natural Bridge, Va., that he
"will support General Mahone for Gov
ernor," may be cited the repudiation of the
Democratic party, after 30 years in its
ranks, by Colonel E. M. Lowe, of Fairfax
county, Va. Colonel Lowe has been one of
the most active workers of the Democratic
party in Virginia, and a successful and
prominent leader. He hopes he may "never
look back upon the past 80 years of a miserA
able political folly," and henceforth is a
Republican, in all that the word implies.
He will support General Mahone with
all the earnestness he can command, and
this, too, in the face of the statement of
Democrats that "the General is a trailor;"
for, he says, "the man who supports a
traitor is a worse traitor himself." Not
withstanding all this he has cast his lot
with the Eepublican party of Virginia, and
I MEANS TO STAY.
With the wealth and prominence of
Colonel Parsons and the earnestness of
Colonel Lowe and others, General Mahone
may be the next Governor.
. It is such declarations as the above, heard
in many quarters in the southwestern part
of Virginia, where your correspondent has
been sojourning, that caused the prediction
in The Dispatch, two weeks since, that
General Mahone will be elected.
At various points along the Shenandoah
Valley Republicans were encountered who
are earnestly hoping that the (General may
be elected. They have faith in his ability
to satisfactorily meet the demands in regard
to the State debt and the public schools, 'and
to so improve the political life of Virginia
as to make it more tolerable for Northern
people and Northern capital. Good feeling
prevails evervwhere between the blacks and
whites in Virginia, and there is no doubt
the elections will pass off quietly.
Tour correspondent stopped at Luray and
discovered it to be a town of perhaps 1,000
inhabitants, with a number of small indus
trial establishments, as well as the loca
THE MOST MABVELOUS CA VEENS
in America. A few years ago it contained
only the railway station house and Luray
Inn. Thousands of people of New York,
Philadelphia, Baltimore and other Eastern
points visit the caverns and the natural
bridge annually; but the registers do not
show the names of many Pittsourgers. The
railroad fares are reasonable, and the sights
are the greatest wonders of the age; but
these excursion points have not been opened
to Pitt6burgers as they should. Perhaps
another year the Shenandoah Valley Rail
road Company will offer greater induce
ments to the people of Western Pennsyl
vania. All through the valley are evidences of
prosperity juueeu we rauroau seems iu ue
nearly blockaded. The August earnings
were larger than the unusually heavy earn
ines of August 1888, and yet September,
1889, exceeded those of August. Indeed it
is no idle fancy to say that the railroads of
Virginia are now enjoying a degree of pros
perity never surpassed, and none more so
than the Shenandoah Valley, which carries
through cars for Selma, Ala., and all points
in the South, via the Roanoke and Tennes
see Valleys. Peect P. Smith.
Pittsbueo October 20, 1889.
QUAY REMEMBERS HIM.
Tbo Senator's Dlsgnat With the New Naval
Philadelphia, October 20. The ap
pointment of Captain Walters as Naval
Officer will be a hitter pill for Senator Quay
to swallow, aside from the defeat it will
bring with it Walters is personally objec
tionable to Quay because the young man
made the Senator" show his hand at a criti
cal stage of the balloting on the dar Harri
son was nominated. Quay pleaded with the
Pennsylvania delegation on Monday morn
ing to stand by Sherman for two ballots
more, as he felt sure New York was weaken
ing in its adhesion to Harrison, and would
swing over to the Ohio Senator.
On the first ballot that day Pennsylvania
cast 51 votes for Sherman, a gain or 1, and
on the second ballot Senator Quay announced
67 votes for Sherman and 3 for Harrison.
But Captain Walters questioned the accu
racy of the announcement and demanded a
poll of the delegation, which showed 8
for Harrison. There was a wrangle between
Quay and Walters, the Pennsylvania dele
gation retired for consultation, and tho
effort to show that Sherman was gaining
having miscarried, Quay acknowledged
that the fight was lost, and Pennsylvania
turned in tor Harrison.
But the Senator has not forgotten the
young man who questioned his veracity be
fore the Convention, and the young man did
not let the President remain in ignorance of
the service he rendered.
A FEIGHTFUL EIDE.
Two Ladles Sailer In nn Exceptional Run
away in Bradford.
Bbadford, October 20. One of the
most disastrous runaways that ever occurred
in this city took place late yesterday after
noon while Mrs. James Brant and Mrs.
O. L. Forbes, of DeGolier, were driving to
this city to purchase goods. As they were
approaching the city on South Mechanic
street hill, the horse was frightened by
workmen dumping dirt into the street, and
before the ladies could gain control
of him he made a desperate plunge,
which threw Mrs. Brant into the road. Mrs.
Forbes was able to retain her seat The
horse started on a mad run, and opposite
the postofiice turned and made a dash for
the entrance of Levine's shoe store, at the
corner of Mechanic and Main streets. As
the horse made a sharp turn on the walk,
Mrs. Forbes was thrown out with
terrible force. The horse continued down
Main street but was soon stopped.
Mrs. Forbes was carried into Hart's druir-
-. J T Tl J T &
Giore auu ura. uuuuekjii auu uanjes sum
moned. They found a deep gash in her
head, while it is thought she is injured
internally. She is also suffering from
the shock. Mrs. Brant was more fortunate.
She sustained slight bruises, and was car
ried to the house of friends near where she
A K0SE OFF AND ON AGAIN.
The Singular and Painful Accident
Befell a Little Girl.
Cincinnati, October 20. A peculiar
and painful accident happened to little
Mabel Burt, the 4-year-old daughter of Mrs.
Buit, employed as costnmer at the Grand
Opera House. Mrs. Burt lives at the corner
of Eighth and Central avenue. Mabel was
playing around a tub. She accidentally fell
off. In falling she struck her nose against
an old glass bottle, cutting off the nose as
close as if it had been done with a razor.
Dr. Marcus was called in. He replaced
the nose and stitched it. Other cuts in the
face were also sewed. The operation has
proved successful, and the nose, while bear
ing a big scar, will heat
Children's Coats and Wraps.
The largest line in the citv and nrioM thn
lowest See for yourself at Bosenbanm&
A BOY MUBDEREB.
He Kills Another Lnd for Eefmlng HIra a
Ride Erie'. Natnrnl Gas right-All
of the New From
ISPECIAI. TELEOBJLSt TO TUB DISFATCIZ.1
Wheeling, October 20. About 6
o'clock this evening Charles Piatt, aged
15 years, was deliberately murdered by
James Mullarkey, a boy about two years
older. Young Piatt and a companion
named James Vernon had been out in the
country during the day in a light spring
wagon'after walnuts. They secured several
bushels and started home. When the city
limits were reached, at the head of Twenty
ninth street, the boys met Mullarkey, who
had a rifle. He asked to be allowed to ride,
and this being refused, he endeavored to
steal some of the nuts.
Por this Piatt struck Mullarkey. lightly
with his whip. Mullarkey then raised his
rifle in a threatening manner and said: "If
you don't let me in I'll shoot you." Piatt
still refused to allow him to ride, when
Mullarkev took deliberate aim and shot
Piatt in the head, death resulting in a few
minutes. Mullarkey made his escape and
up to 10 o'clock to-night had not been cap
tured. ANOTHER TEEE1BLE TEAGEDI.
A Prominent West Virginia Former Mar-
ders a Tonne Mnn.
rsr-ECTAt. TKLXOBAM TO THE DISPATCTM
Wheeling, October 20. A terrible
tragedy was enacted at a point about two
miles from Ellenboro. Ritchie county, about
8 o'clock yesterday morning. Thomas
Dye, a prosperous farmer, shot Ed
ward Sehofield in the breast with
a musket, 27 heavy sings
taking effect, causing instant death. About
two months ago Dye leased a piece of
ground to the two-Sehofield brothersfor the
storage of lumber. Yesterday morning the
Schofields, having no further use for the
shed, started to tear it down, when they
were commanded to stop by Dye and his
son, who claimed the building as their
property. A auarrel ensued, and Prank
Sehofield struck young Dye on the head
with an iron bolt, inflicting a slight wound.
This terribly enraged old man Dye, and he
went home, procured his old armyrausket,
invited a friend to see him load it with about
CO slugs, and told several parties he was
going out to kill the Schofields.
When he reached the location of the shed
the two Sehofield boys were still at work
upon it. He commanded them to stop, and
Edward climbed down off the building, and
ran out on the road, when Dye raised his
gun and shot the defenseless man in the
breast. Death was instantaneous. Dye
was arrested, and is in jail at Harrisville.
Sehofield was about 21 years of age, and
like Dye, belongs to a somewhat prominent
EEIE'S GAS FIGHT.
Cltizcm Now Propose to Organize a Com
petlng Company Themselves.
rSFZCIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUX D1SFATCR.I
Ebie, October 20. The committee which
went Saturday to meet the manager of the
Pennsylvania Gas Company, has returned
with President Hayes' ultimatum. The
company will not recede from the new rates,
and in an interview stated they would con
tinue the service in Erie even if nine-tenths
of their patrons joined the boycott.
Prominent lawyers say that the repealing
ordinance jnst passed by Council cannot be
enforced, and that the city cannot compel
them to take up their lines. Mass meetings
will be held here this week, and the organi
zation of a local competing company is the
latest devised weapon.
For Personal Debts Only.
rSPECI.iL TELEOBAH TO THE DISPATCH
ZaneSville, O., October 20. The Zanes
ville and Ohio Eiver Eailway Company has
begun suit against James H. Andrews,
formerly assistant cashier of the road, to
recover 54,000, which the petition alleges
he used for the purpose of paying the
Sersonal debts of his father, Charles An
rews, the builder, and, at the time of the
using of the money for the purpose alleged,
the President of the road.
The Fato of a Yonng Ilnnnwny.
rSPEClAL TELEGKAM TO THE DI8PATCII.1
ToUNGSTOWN,October20. Harry Porter,
aged 13 years, ran away from home the past
week, saying he intended to see the world.
His parents received a message this morn
ing stating that while beating his way on a
freight tram at Borne, O., he had fallen off,
the wheels crashing his right leg, and
causing other injuries that will probably
cause his death.
Married to i'ntch a Train.
ISFECIAL TELEQKAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Youngsto-btn, October 20. Robert I.
Bennett and Miss Lizzie Campbell, both of
Beaver Falls, Pa., called upon Justice
Haliowell last evening, the gentleman re
marking: "We have just 12 minutes to get
married and catch a train," at the same
producing a license. They were married
and succeeded in catching the train bound
Shortago of the Tonngstown Clerk.
rfrECIAL TELEORAM TO THE! DISPATCH.;
Youngstotvn, October 20. T. W.
Thompson, the expert employed by the
Board of Revision to investigate the ac
counts of City Clerk John 8. Roller, has
not completed the work and will not be able
to make a report for several davs. The ex
amination thus far indicates a deficiency of
from $1,800 to S2.000.
Crashed In a Itllne.
Gottlieb Gleeft, was killed at Tom's Run,
in Steen's coal mine, by a fall Of rock, on
It is Economy to buy Hood's Sarsaparilla,
because it is the only medicino of which can
truly be said "100 Doses One Dolla.u It pos
sesses peculiar strength and curative power,
and effects cores where other preparations fail.
Try it and you will realize its merit. Sold by
all drnggists. Be sure to get Hood's Sarsapa
111a. BLOOKER'S DUTCH COCOA,
150 CUPS FOR ft
CHOICEST, PUREST. BEST.
THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY.
For Billons and Nervous Disorders.
Wortb a Guinea a Box. "-bat sola
for 25 cents,
BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
PROMOTING HEBREW 0PEEA.
An Effort Being Made to Keep the Preent
Company In Pltlsbure.
A meeting was held yesterday afternoon
at the Turners Hall, Porbes street, by a
nnmber of Hebrews who organized them
selves into a dramatic club, which has for
Its object the retaining of the Hebrew Opera
Company in Pittsburg. They have been
playing for the past three weeks to these
ancient people in their own language at
this hall. There were abont 200 enthusiastic
followers of Moses present, and they, proved
their sincerity to the theater project by
taking 60 shares at $5 a share. Before the
company, however, will consent to remain
in the city, at least 200 shares mnst be
taken. The balance is expected to be taken
up before next Snuday, when a final meet
ing will be held. Qmcers will be
elected to run the concern if the
scheme pans out. The proposed
name for the new club is very characteristic,
"The Pittsburg Oriental Opera Company."
The club will have the running of the plays,
and the pieces played will be at their direc
tion. The company proposes to play two
nights a week. The balance of the time
they will perform elsewhere.
If the organization is completed next Sun
day the season will open on the following
Friday by a great Hebrew tragedy, entitled
"Tissaesler." The scene is in Hungary,
and it is a delineation of the famous trial of
a Hebrew congregation who were accused of
killing a beautiful maiden, so that her blood
could be utilized for the great Feast of the
Passover. This piece is in nine acts and
takes two nights to play.
Fight Over a Love Letter.
Two Poles were engaged in the pastime of
punching each others head at the corner of
Penn avenue and Twentv-fifth street last
evening. The row was the result of one
Pole writing to the other fellow's girl.
Jnst as the billet doux was about to be
placed in the letter box it was knocked out
of the writer's hand, and the fight ensued.
Services at the Jail.
The afternoon services for jail prisoners
were conducted yesterday by Eev. E. P.
Cowan, of the Third Church, assisted by a
46-inch at 76c, 40-inch at 40c, two won
drous bargain lots of all-wool cashmeres,
choice shades, this morning.
Boggs & Buhl.
Persons Holding Clnb Tickets
At Aufrecht's Elite gallery, good until
November 1, should come early for their
sittings, so as to avoid the rush, at 518 Mai
ket street Pittsburg.
F. & V.'s Iron City beer is unrivaled.
Connoisseurs pronounce it so.
WHARTON JACKSON-At Plainfleld, N.
J., on Thursday evening, October 17, at 6
o'clock, by the Rev. Dr. Tattle, of Baltimore,
Md., Cabbie Louise Jackson to Clifton
APPLEGATlS At Colnmbus, O., on Satur
day, October 19, 1889, at 4 a. it., Captain. Lans
ing VooEnia Appreciate, formerly of
Funeral from tbe residence of T. H. Har
man. No. 6322 Marchand street, East End, this
morning, at 10 o'clock. Interment at
BRACKNEY-On Sunday, October 20. 18S9,
at 4 o'clock a. it, Wm. J. Bbacknkt, in his
Services at the family residence, Crafton
station, P., C. & St L. R. R., on arrival of train
leaving Union Depot on Tuesday, October 22,
at 2 o'clock F. K. Interment private later. 2
BROWN-On Sunday, October 20, at 6.S0 P.
m., Clara Prentice, daughter of Charles P.
and Mollio B. Brown, aged 2 months 23 davs.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
ELDER Suddenly, Batdrday, October 19,
18S9,at4-0oA.M., Wm. H. Elder, son-in-law
of John King, deceased, in the 4Sth year of bis
Funeral from tho residence of his brother-in-law,
D. N. Groves, Penn and Wlneblddle ave
nnes, on Monday, October 21, at 8 o'clock t.
h. FriendB of tbe family are respectfully in
vited to attend.
Baltimore papers please copy. 2
FISHER On Friday evening, October 18, at
11:10, Gebty Fisher, aged 18 years.
Funeral will take place from the United
Presbyterian Chapel, corner of East and First
street, Allegheny, Monday afternoon. Oc
tober 21, at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family
are respecttnuy invited to attend.
GRUNDTI8CH At the family residence,
339 Sheridan avenue, on Sunday, October 20,
1889, at 6.40 r. M., of dipntberia, Mamie,
daughter of George Grnndtisch, in her 10th
Funeral sorvices on Tuesday, October 22, at
HARRISON On Saturday, October 19. 1889,
at 11:15 A. 41., at his residence. No. 4930 Ells
worth avenne, Sbadyside, Alfred Harrison,
in ine oisi year oi nis age.
Funeral from his late residence on Monday
afternoon, October 21, 1SS9, at 2 o'clock.
Friends of the family are respectfully invited
to attend. 2
KRESS On Sunday morning, October 20,
1889, at 4 o'clock. Jay, only son of F. J. and
Mamie Kress, aged 3 years, 2 months and 20
Fnneral services at residence of parents. No.
47 Lincoln avenue, Millvale borough. Pa., on
Tuesday, 10 o'clock A. u. Interment private
at a later hour. 2
KITRICK On Sunday. October '20, 1889, at
1:15 P. li., Ann, wife of Michael Kitrick, in
the 57th year of her age.
Funeral from ber late residence, 45 Enoch
street, on Tuesday at 8.30 A. M. Services at
St. Bridget's Church at 9 A. sr. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited to attend.
MENTEL On Saturday, October 19. at 2:10
p. M.. annie iL. mentel, beloved and oldest
daughter of Edward J. and Sophia Mentel, in
tbe 16th year of her age.
Funeral will take pla'co on Tuesday after
noon at 2 o'clock, from parents' residence, No.
314 Spring Garden avenue. Friends of the fam
ily are respectfully invited to attend. 3
McCOMBS On Sunday, October 20, lES9,at
10:45 P. ST., at his residence, 2303 Mission street,
Sonthslde, Willison H. UcUokbs, aeed 64
years, 7 months and 7 days.
Notico of funeral hereafter. 2
McFALL Ou Saturday, October 19, 1S89,
James JIcFaxl, in his 48th year.
Fnneral services at tbe residence of bis
brother, Robert McFall, No. 71 KlrKpatrick
avenue, Allegheny, Monday, October 21, at 2
p. M. Interment private. 2
arrnrvir rtn Rnnitqv Q A ir n.nlA.qn icon
George Stock, aged 29 years ,11 months 21
Funeral will take place from his late resi
dence. No. 53 Pins street, Southside, on Tues
day morning, October 22, at 8.-45 o'clock, to
proceed to St. Michael's Church. Requiem
mass at 9 o'clock. Friends of the family are
cordially invited to attend. 2
WHITE On Saturday, October 19, 1889, at
11 A. at., at the son's residence, 17 Sampson
street Allegheny, Eliza, motber of John
White, aged 64 years.
Funeral this day, at 10 A. It, from the resP
dence of her son, 17 Simpson street,Allegheny.
Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
(Successor to Meyer, Arnold & Co., Lim.,)
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER.
Office and residence, 1134 Penn avesne. Tele
phone connection. mylO-69-HWFSu
For Most Exquisite Flowers,
GRAND DECORATIVE PLANTS, TREES
BULBS, ETC., GO TO
JOHN R. &A. MURDOCH,
508 Smithfield Street.
Telephone 239- se24-invT
CHOICE CUT FLOWERS AND SMILAX
A. M. & T. JB, MURDOCH,
CIJ SMITHFIELD ST,
ujli Telephone 429,
pEFRESENTEU IN PITTSBURG IN ISO
ASSETS . 19jD71,eB6a
Insurance Co. of Ifprth America.
Losses adjusted and paid "by -Wrr,T.TA-r T.
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR GEM
If not come and see it 'We guarantee it
to be the Finest Diamond in the city. We
37 FIFTH AVENUE.
are such positive bargains to be found in floor
covering as in this Immense stock ot
The prices put on them
business at a very
makes an active
You can save GOOD CASH in your pur
chases in this department Also see our
Lace and Portiere
Curtain Sale when in, as it pays all comers.
138 Federal St, Allegheny, Pa.
Mysterious frosty fingers
have painted the mountain
walls and woodland slopes in
all the lovely colorings of
greens of the
pines, the gol
of the beech
and birch and
sa, reds of the
ir mapies nave
L their counter
parts on ine
walls and in
triA eTiAlvic nf
rrent m :ne
or combinations of the new
Experienced salesmen will assist
in securing correct combinations of
colorings and materials. . Special
designs and sketches submitted if
N. B.Old Parlor Furni
ture reupholstered by experi
enced workmen, with a large
stock of Fumitttre Coverings
to select from.
FIFTH AVENUE 33
THE KING IS DEAD,
LONG LIVE THE KING.
THE EXPOSITION IS OVER,
but we begin a series of exhibi
tions and Special sales. To-day
Illustrated Price Lists mailed,
free of oharge to any address.
Fleishman. & Co.,
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Coming in now in every department of our
store each day. .
In Millinery Department we introduce
this wees: a full line of
LADIES' AND MISSES'
All new shapes and colors, at the low price of
11 each. In the Better grades of Fur Felt Hats
and Bonnets we have onr usually large and at
tractive line. All and any of them we sell in
the untrimmed state, as well as trimmed.
Again we want to call your attention to the
fact that we are prepared to and are selling
every day large numbers of
LADIES', MISSES AND CHILDREN'S
HATS AND BONNETS
NEATLY and STYLISHLY Trimmed at
Ranging in this line at say, W, IS, S6. $7 and 88,
and even in some cases. less than the lowest
figure named. We find every now and again
that some of onr friends have an Impression
that we only cater for the finest trade and sell
only the 4
Finest and Highest Priced Milli
While we do cater for and have this trade, we
cater none the less for the pratronage of those
who want a medinm priced article in the milli
nery line, and if, when yon come to our Milli
nery Department you will be frank and candid
with the lady who waits on you and state your
wishes, and the outside limit vou wish to oar.
1 we can furnish you what you want, and at as
low a ngure as any outer nouse in inu city can
sell a similar article may, S3 don't be afraid to
come to our MILLINERY DEPARTMENT If
you want a low or medium priced hat or bonnet.
HORNE & WARD,
41 FIFTS A. VEN1TE.
PUB SHOTJLDEB OAPES
Seal, genuine Sable, Astrachan. Persian
Lamb, Lynx and aU kinds of tor. "We would
call attention to our genuine ASTRACHAN
UAPE at J12 and real SABLE CAPE at J35.
Onr stock of Seal Jackets, Bacques, Muffs,
etc- is also very large and complete. Onr prices
aretho LOWEST for BEST QUALmES.
441 WOOD STREET.
N. B. "We are now showing: onr latestim
portations of LADIES' ENGLISH WALK
ING HATS, in all the new shades to match
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week la
. GINGHAMS, PRINTS,
For largest assortment and lowest price call
and see us.
Or ig -A tL js a
The immense stack of tbe late "W"m. Semnle's enormous Drreo4 '.
been sold to a firm of NEW TOEK AXTCTIONEEES, who will sew eteee
TIKE STOCK, consisting of a fine line ol
Silks, Cashmeres, Cloth
Wraps, Ladies' Fine Ready Made Suits,
coes, Blankets, Shoes, Carpets,
Everything Mnst be Sold. Tbe Entire Bnlldine MUST BE YAOAZJ
BEMEMBEB we remain a VEBZ SHOBT TIME only.
(Jail at once to seenre oar Bargains. We will
GUARANTEE TO SELL THESE
CHEAPER THAN ANY OTHER H(
COME AND BE CONVINCED.
iutj, iu I tuiu luw x? jnuxmixisi oj... jQ-uial
NOTE. If certain self-styled Cheap Drygo&ds JETomms 1
and Allegheny imagine that by
cripple us'and thereby prevent
bargains they are making a
termined to sell our goods before
will spare neither time nor emponse to otntn fr
prompt and polite aUm4on.
We want to talk buainewto
about two minutes thismer,
through this "ad."
Un sale tnis morning one
at 35c a yard and choice
a most remarkable bargain.
One case handsome, new all-
36-inch striped Cloth Suitiafs ;
45c a yard, adopted, for- Mmms1
and Children's Suits and raedww
weight Wraps or Ladies' long gar
TTipnrc nr VVMne -'
52-inch striped Cloth Suitings, 65
52-inch striped Cloth SuitingsJt.fo
TT?1. t r. "if 12?
xiigii ciass aumngs ana
Novelties at bargain prices.
New Suitings and English Sm
ings, specially choice and desirk'
for Tailor-made Gowns. PriJ5ffl
?i, Si 20, $1. 25, $1 50 and $2jiyK
n-b iK. ivj yieuea uoaois wussa iuu iaib
wool LADIES' CLOTH SUITINGS, Is efei
mixtures, at half price fifty cent goods at
tnia mornlns Dress Goods departmeat,
of store, yon will find this ex. ex. Tin main'
BOGGS & I!UHI
115,117,119.121 Federal st,AtoSB
DRESS. : GOO
8 o'clock we -will pl&oe omiew
counters tne grandest; aggri
of Dress Goods ever offered te
buyers of Pittsburg and
Marked down from 76o awl Hi
50c per yard. Greatestvals
IOO pea Domestic Broadflfc
in. wide, marked dbwa to
All wool and choice aaeora
200 pes. All-wool Oaataaears,
wide, beautiful raage of
IOO pes. All-wool Plaids, SO 1m
ful styles, usual price O&fl
200 pes. All-wool
Stripes, choice liae, redi
this sale to 6O0.
IOO pea. Evening Shades
saie ouo. ,-
IOO pes. Black and
Mohairs, very deairabist
200 pea Black. Cnnfcmoroa,
wide, All-wool, 06e
Bale 60a -
600 pes. Silk Plush, 10 1b. V
unusual luxe of rie&Mi
colors, usual prioe e6oltt
300 pea Fine Silk Velvets
ful finish and a supfieri
colors to "select froffl, 7
this sale 50c.
PLUSH :-: GARM!
Genuine London Dyed
Sacques $15 96, $18, $20!
Genuine London Dyed'
Wraps $9 50, $12, $15, $
Genuine London Dy4
Jackets' $8 50, $11 49,
Erery Plash Garment we sR si
j. Bey are maae os me s&sae
sealskin, with fine anilted satti
Dockets ana real seal oraaBSBts. 1
that never rip, and. in faet, tiey a
oi seats in wear, in iook, m at aw
pare the quality and priees wHfc i
ieei saasnea oi ine resoi.
DANZIGER I SIM
Sixth St and PenhiraS!
znrw i IVT" a ra
Assets, January 1, 1887. .?,
JEDWABDS A KEJOOrtV
and Plush dosuksl
the FubUe frm
terrible big mitfah.
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