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gy Horse ana bng-Ey................ 487 sa I The advertlslne being increased t8,O0O over
kTtJt HorM'feea. 47 IX I .. r u. ....... luce I
Horse and bnxry,...
487 89
47 U
14 30
77 IS
Harness, etc
Office tarnishing..
179 00
rrjrcrsG, gas nmxG aj-t house dbjusagc.
Eslaries , S75 00
t?fHee furnlshlnj 6 80
I K180
Garbage furnace repairs and
Improvements S 499 t8
Garbage fnrnace Toil 1,114 49
barbage furnace, ral-eellane-
ous supplies and expenses.... 61 12
Garbage furnace salaries. 1,390 SO
I 1,078 39
Patrol wagon 5,896 50
Patrol station repairs and im
provements fi,SU7
New-lines and extensions 1.124 OS
Telephone service ; 390 00
Horses.. . 4,653 00
Harness 00 00
beventeentta ward patrol sta-
tlonlot 1.000 00
Kent of patrol stables.. 45C001
bamewcu police srstem '8,500 00
S 10,037 31
General appropriation for 18SS.SG34,300 00
ApproprL&uon .o. u, oaiancc
ebruaryl, 18R8 3, CSS 01
Appropriation No. 49, balance
eoruaryi. jssi.
38,189 34
lsSember 1, 1SS8 478,855 68
Expenditures February 1, to
December I, lSbS, Appropria-
' tlon.No 4S 3,078 33
Xapenditnres February 1. to
December 1, 1SS8, Appropria
tion 10. 49 50,037 34
General offlce, balance on hand
December 1. 18SS 1,77109
Sureau or fire, on hand Decem
ber X. 1SS8 9,663 18
Bureau or Police, Balance on
hand December 1, 18SS 80,854 33
Surctn ot Electrlcltv. Kilance
on hand December 1, 1888 .... 5,435 69
Xureau of Health. Balance on
hand December 1, 188S 8,565 70
Handing Inspector, Balance on
hand December!. 1S.-B a. 1,035,12
Plumbing, das Fitting and
Hon.e Drainage, Balance on
hand December I, 1684 1,153 50
Appropriation o.4 Balance
on hand December 1, 1389... . 6 a
Appropriation .o. 49, Balance
on band December 1, 18SS 6,150 00
T'TWMHItrt !Tl,M,!trT 1 rf
JG63.772 38 SS3,772 38
An Enlarging City !show Inrrensing Ex.
pendltnrraln the Line orimproTcmeata
Cblei Bigelovr's Eitlmntr.
Chief .E. M. Bigelow, of the Department
of Public "Works, yesterday presented the
following to Hon. Mayor JlcCallin:
Sir I haTe the honor to report to yon the
expenditures and receipts of the Department
or Public Works for the ten (10) months end
Iejj November SO, 1&& Also, approximate
estimates required to properly conduct the
Department for the year 1SS9.
crxzBAi, orriCK.
Salaries 3,151 94
Expenses, ttayontry, etc 416 CO
S3, 541 70
'slarles P2.135 18
S-uppliCS 474 57
Irassportation SIS 83
53,455 59
bckxau or momvATs axd- sewebs.
Salaries 15,437 11
Labor repairing and cleaning streets
and sewers) 504,101 98
Material (stone,lumbcr, hardware, etc).. 39,553 00
Advertising 15, SM 40
$11,500 35
Salaries ? 4.333 30
"Wages of street hands (plngmcn. drillers,
Inspectors and laborers) 55,161 59
Pipe extension 73,737 59
Hllind reservoir fence 7,378 50
BrliUant pnmplng station 43,109 17
Bedford pnmplng station 8,564 53
licrron Ilill pumping station 5,099 47
Hiland reservoir. 7,517 79
?172,531 61
Salaries ?5,t05 31
J 5,905 31
"Thee figures are eiven In the report, but are In
rrrur. Ginnot learn hetber the mistake Is In the
mtalormlbe Items. The total should be17U-
111 49,
buri. c or crrr rnoPEETT.
Office salaries I 5.359 00
Market employes 6,579 50
Painting Diamond Market house and re
pairs 8,533 18
Painting Sonthsidc market lioute and re
pairs... .,?... 03 82
Marketfupplles . 441 37
"trhanesand landings, office salaries.... 5.01133
Wharves and landings, labor, supplies,
etc 1.SS7 58
Wharves and landings, lighting Monon-
gahela wbarf. 3,105 11
Municipal Hall, salaries, wages, etc 6,160 55
Municipal Hall, supplies , CoO CO
"Weigh scales 7 50
Bepalrs and changes to buildings, made
necessary by ordinance 10,169 44
41,500 35
Salaries 5, W0 51
PlttsbnrgGas Company 13.SS8 59
PenusylvanK Globe bas Light Company,-!p9,9o3 75
Ilectric light 8,036 05
XattEndGas Company :19 04
General expense repairing and erecting
lamps and posts, gas for engine houses,
police stations, etc 5,478 06
33,145 71
Salaries 7,860 66
Transportation 1M 06
87.963 72
Bslauce or appropriation, 1SS7. 119,770 45
Appropriation for 1SS3 543,568 00
expended in 1858 JOG, OCT (
Contracts let and unfinished 857,547 79
Diamond Market 39,059 70
Fifth avenue and Adams markets 1,571 CO
Southside market 6.C54 70
Wharves and landings 11,699 43
Engineering aud sunevs 10,950 00
TUghwaysand sewers e. 44 96
Weigh scries and switch licenses 2,562 53
Mnnlclpal Hull 409 no
jC'lty property. 37 50
Tlty weigh scales 4J2 15
"Hater supply and distribution 11,625 85
Assessment of water rents (erection new
bolldinps) 4,32513
Board of Viewers 5,815 00
k General office salaries and supplies 10,500 00
Bureau of Engineering and Surveys, sal
aries and supplies 30.23 00
Zureau of Highways and bcweis sala
ries, wages, material and adiertislng.. 508,000 00
jsurc&u ui kh. x funLj, uiuim ana
Sarean of Water Supply and Distribu
uppiw ........ ... ........;---'. i,ujuuu
tion, baiaries, supplies, fuel, pipe ex-
on, etc..
193,715 00
Surean of Assessment of Water lients.
, saraciea.
' Bureau of Public Lisbt, present contract
m ana xiensions . . .....................
oard of Viewers, salaries and transpcr-
' latlon
Etrfet repairing
121,000 00
10,000 00
. 377,850 SO
The estimate for street repavlugincludes the
followjnc streets and alleys:
Peon avenue, from Fifth street to Water street
Porbes avenue, from Rrady street to Boyd street;
Forbrtarenuc, from Boyd street to Boss street:
Water street, from bmlthfield street to Dnqnene
Way; Penn avenue, Jrom Unh avenue to city
line one halO: Oarrison allev, from Liberty
avenue to Pa vette street: Barker's allev, from
liberty avenue to Uuquesne Way; First avenue,
from Bmithfif Id street to Grant street; Matket
street, from Fonrth avenne lo Llbirty aenue;
iptler street, from Fortv-nlnlh streit to Filty
Jlrst street. CJinrch alley, from blxth avinue to
6rrawberryciey: btrawberryalle. from J.lbertv
avenue to fcnvnhtleld street; blocum alley, lrom
Penn avenne to Liberty a enuc.
There are otliers that rennire Tepavinj;,
)ut the above mentioned require immediate
The estimate for the Board of Viewers is
Qxed by ordinance.
The estimate for public lizht is increed
about five thousand (Jo.0U0) dollars over Y-jst
year, that amdant belns; for extensions.
The estimate tor Bureau of Assessments of
Water Bents is fixed by ordinance.
The -estimate for Bureau of Water Supply
and Distribution includes pipe extensions,
rl4ries of superintendent and clerk, traces,
xiiteriAl snd fael for Brilliant, Bedford and
JSerron Hill ptunping stations, and traces for
sjeet hands.
The estimate for Bureansof city Property in
clude the aalar'?. wages and supplies for
XanloipilHalL wharves and landings, Dla
'aHnlSoiitntlde, Fifth avenue and Adams'
Irketa. . . . . .
- via esnmate-ior Bureau 01 nignways ana
I Sewers Includes salaries, wacef of street hands
SfsrrBDairineand cleaning streets, machlnerr.
Katitorialrand advertising.
The advertlslne being increased t8,000 over
that ot the year XBS8.
Tho estimate of the Bureau of Enplneerini:
and Surveys includes salaries and supplies;
from the amount of work projected for the in
coming year will not be more than required.
The estimate for general office includes sal
aries and supplies as fixed by ordinance.
In connection with this report I would like
yon to call the attention of Councils to the fact
that the shortage in the supply of water in the
Oakland and Hazelwood districts is due to the
insufficient capacity of tho pipes to supply the
Tho entire cot to properly supply the dis
tricts amounts to $195,000, and should they deem
it proper thev can, appropriate all or part of the
amount, the work being continuous from year
to year.
In conclusion I would like to state that I have
endearored to Keep the amounts required for
the expenses of the several bureaus of the de
partment as low as possible, keeping In mind
the amount of work to be performed during
the incoming year. Respectfnllv submitted,
E. M. Bigelow,
Chief of Department of Public Woiks.
An Opportunity to Make Some General Com
parisons of Costa
For the curious, the figures of he cost of
some of the departments for 1887 may
possess some interest. All of the appropria
tions for 1887 cannot be given fairly, since
many of the present bureaus contain a half
dozen different sections incorporated into
one general item. The following figures for
1887, however, may be fairly compared with
those of '88 and the estimates ior '89:
Appropriations for Fire Department ...f247.234 60
Appropriations for Police Department.. 160,(00 00
Appropriations for Board of Health 10.000 00
Appropriations for l aler Department.. SOC.OOO 00
Appropriations for public light. 10i,000 00
Appropriations Tor education an,7900
Appropriations for street repavlng 275,19100
Showing a round total or $3,103,821 40 in
1887, and 53,271,500 C5 in 1888.
iin iuii..,. i
A Pn.lmnn Conductor Most Outrageously
Insulta a Colored Lady.
Thomas Hyman a traveler, was at the
Union Depot last night. He stated that on
the night before a colored lady got on the
Pullman car at Xashville, and sat down in
the only empty seat in the coach. She had
telegraphed ahead for a beith, but one had
not been reserved for her.
A friend of the conductor came in and
claimed the seat, having made no arrange
ments for it. The colored woman at the
request of the conductor declined to vacate
the seat, when the latter struck her in the
face. Most of the passengers had retired,
bnt in a very few minutes some gentlemen
were up. and took the part of the colored
ladv. The conductor apologized most ab
jectlv to avoid a small-sized riot, and it
was with difficulty that he escaped without
a good clubbing. " Mr. Hyman says he will
report the fellow to the Pullman Company.
But Fonr of tbe Seven Fayette Explosion
Victims May Recover. .
The ambulance of the Homeopathic Hos
pital and four of the city patrol wagons
conveyed seven of the men injured at
Valley Forge, Fayette county, to the Ho
meopathic Hospital last evening at 6
o'clock. By 8 o'clock the nurses and hos
pital physicians had all the injured men
dressed and in bed.
The names of the injured are: John
Billak, Andrew Dualz, Joseph Korivinsak,
Joseph Virvstek, Michael Dualcoz, Albert
Plosczia and Stephen Vittka.
The first three named will not recojer,
beins; burned all over their bodies, and it is
is thought they have inhaled the flame.
Billak is in a particularly bad condition.
The remaining four are also seriously
burned about the hands, arms and face,
but have some prospect of recovery.
Appeals From City Aseiracnta Finished In
Somo District.
The time is now past for appeals from the
assessments in the Twcnty-nipib,,Thlriietli.
ahcrXKIrty-tnird v-ards. Yesterday 40 final
appeals were received from those three and
the Eighth, Eleventh, Twenty-fourth and
Thirty-first wards. Saturday next is the
limit in tbe wards last named.
The appellants from the Second and
Seventh wards have been notified of the
final decision of the board in their cases. If
they are not satisfied with these decisions
the property holders willliave to appeal to
the courts.
Tbe Dedication of tbe New Masonic Temple
in Jane Next.
The Masonic Fund Association and the
various lodges of Masons will 'soon com
mence active preparations for the dedication
of the new Masonic Temple on Fifth ave
nue. It will be finished, inside and outside,
by June, and the opening ceremonies will
take place in that month. They will be on
a grand scale.
The Grand Lodge officers will have charge
of the dedication. The invitations have al
ready been sent to them. The details of the
programme have not yet been arranged.
Ebows the Enormous Total of 29
Homicides in One Tear.
According to Coroner McDowell's record,
704 deaths were investigated in Allegheny
county in 1888. The number of violent or
sudden deaths are 51 less than in 1887.
During the past year 29 homicides were
committed to 19 in 1887. There were mur
ders in everv month except December. The
suicidal record is 42 for 1887 lo 62 for 1888,
and last year three months were free from
A German Girl Missing From Her Boarding
Uonse in Alleehcnr.
Augusta Schmidt, who boarded at Ko. 34
Avery street, mysteriously disappeared from
that place last Saturday morning. She is
German, 24 years of age and has on a num
ber of occasions threatened to commit sui
cide. The people at the boarding house think
she has drowned herself. When last seen
she wore a black dress, plush ulster and
black hat
She Cornered Him on Time.
E. B. Bennett had a hearing before Al
derman McKenna yesterday on a charge of
larceny preferred against him by a woman
named Lee Keating. The latter lives on
Robinson street, Allegheny, and she al
leges that the defendant stole a watch and
chain valued at $65 lrom her. The defend
ant gave bail in $300 for court.
Medicnl Achievements.
Dr. John Logan says that the year just
closed was one of remarkable advancement
in medicine and surgery. Among the dis
coveries were that cancer can be cared; that
consumption is contagious, and that -yellow
fever maybe confined to a certain district.
Drllllns for Gn. sat West Newton.
The Standard Oil Company and the Na
tional Tube Works Company are reported
to be drilling for gas at 'West ITewton,
near Bellevernon, where they are supposed
to have secured 4,000 acres ofland.
To be Like the Old One.
The congregation of the Wilkinsburg St.
James' Eoman Catholic Church met on
Sunday and decided to rebuild the house on
the plan of the old one, recently burned.
About 80 members were present. K"o
school building will be attached.
First In Six Tears,
County Detective Langhurst was confined
to bis home two days last week by sickness.
That was the first time he was off duty in
six years of service for the county.
The Last Day of the Year "With the
Marriage License Clerk.
Those Who Preferred to
Their New Leaf in 1SSS.
SINCE earth
emerged from chaos
and man with his
few wants was cre
ated, man, woman,
love and marriage,
in, one form or
another, have ex
isted. But the
marriage license-
that document with
which many a
Mnnl -rpsfprdnv
JtajtAcetra furjjed the;r
new leaf-who shall say that it is a chestnut?
The securing of this modem certificate is
no easy task. It is as hard, -jjf not harder,
than the ceremony itself. -... r
"Rnter & neat office, ascend one flight of
stairs, turn to the right, and you will find
Captain Heiber, who presides
over this
division of the coun
ty's business. With
an immovable coun
tenance he, with a few
strokes of his pen, un
wittingly paves the
way for the ending of
a life's romance or the
commencement of a
it is difficult matter
to predict what will
Yesterday was a bnsy
day for the Captain,
and a reporter kept
him company for jnrgtiTaUoftlieXur
while, noting a few of tial Conundrum.
the incidents of this rare "hew'leaf day."
Man ever prides himself on being the lord
of creation, but when in a marriage license
office, that title becomes null and void. The
couple usually enter the office smiling, and,
perhaps with foreshadowing blushes on
their cheeks. He assumes an air of confi
dence and superiority, as if he knew it . all,
and only wanted someone to express doubts,
so that he might contradict him.
She behaves as coolly .as if en-
her own parlor. when tne
time arrives for
the transaction of
the necessary legal
details, she steps
forward and a s
sumeS'the leader
ship. Harry stam
mers ami stutters,
while she asks
him: "How ol d
are you Hal,
dear?" ' ""W e r e
you ever married
before?" and zhea
she looks daggers
The Other Sal. at him until he
answers "No," and so on through the list.
A man well up in yars, who has pro
posed and been accepted by an Allegheny
irtnxr pntered lhe office yesterday. The
poor-rellow.was worried. It was his second
attempt at connubial happiness, and he
acted as if he hadn't -made up
his mind upon the wisdom of the step. A
friend was with him, and both had drunk to
each other's health and happiness, bnt only
mildly. "When the question "In what year
were youhorn?"waspropounded, heserenely
answered, "1883." Captain Heiber again
asked him, and received the same" answer.
He was informed that he would
then be but 5 years old. He sum-
Be and HI Would-Be Xbtlier-in-LiaSo.
moned back his wandering mind and ad
mitted that he was several years older.
The next question that was put to him
was: "Have you ever been married be
fore?" ' '
"Yes," was his answer.
"How was the marriage dissolved?"
"By divorce," he replied, rather bash
fully. "Allow me to see your papers?" asked
Captain Heiber.
With an air of confidence he drew out a
package ot documents and hande'd one to
the clerk, who, alter glancing over it, re
turned it to him, with the remark that it
wouldn't do. The applicant then handed
him a second paperj which was also re
turned, and he was informed that he was
not divorced by any means.
Wiih International Union in Tictc.
A look of dismay oveispread the poor fel
low's face. "My gracious!" be faintly
murmured, and then become speechless.
His knees weakened and he seemed to
shrink up, while his courage oozed ont at
his finger tips. It would require a brave
man to face that widow after trifling with
her affections! A sickly emile- overspread
his face as he softly said'"good-by!"
It is laughable to notice the look of surprise
and consternation which overspreads the
bride-elect's face that is if she is about 19
years of age, which is about the average
when she is asked if she was .ever married.
One of the future benedicts yesterday bad
a mind stronger than his intended wile, and
two other couples were also applying for
papers. They were either Poles or Bohem
ians. Xoneofthe men could speak En
glish but one of the women had mastered
the German tongue. Tbey entered the
office strangers, but soon became Acquaint
ed. The girls pointed- out to each-other
with pride their future husbands, each
grabbing her intended by the-arm and jerk
ing him about, so that all of his advantages
might be exhibited. It was ibun3neces
sary to obtain the services'of an interpreter;
but the first applicant could not" under
stand what was required,' A earn was
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The six carefully studied the writing,
turned the card ups de dowfl, looked at the
back and then retired in a corner to hold a
noisy consultation in their own jaw-brak-ing
way. "Finally, the first applicant grew'
tired ol the jangling, and, seizing the card,
he threw it down ou the clerk's desk
and started for the door, muttering that he
would get married without a license, or
words to that eflect. The two other couples
who bad come for licenses followed him.
A granger from Washington county wan
dered into the 'oi&ce. He confidentially
whispered to, the clerk that he wanted a
marriage certificate. His shoes were encased
in a pair of heavy rubbers, which were
Hay and December's Single Slip-Knat.
encrusted in yellow mud. His trousers
bagged at the" knees and wore a fringe
about the ends. The sleeves of his coat
were too short, and his Test actedas if it
wished to hide the flaming red tie at his
throat, and thus the vest exposed a broad
band of flannel about his waist, which was
a cart of his shirt. Harvest snns and win
ter winds had succeeded in turning his face
miles from the nearest railroad, and wanted.
to "get married to-day."
The first trouble he experienced was- in
forgetting the age of his intended. He sat
down to ponder over the subject for awhile,
and when he again stood before the desk he
said she was born in the year of, it might
not do to name the date, but she was not
old enough to marry without the consent of
her parents. That "was necessary and as
they lived so far away from the city, it is
safe to say that the marriage did not take
place to-day.
Since themarriagelicensMaw wentinto ef
fect October 1, 1885, 14,159 marriage licenses
have been granted. From Januirvl to De
cember 31, 1887, there were 4,513 licenses
issued. During the same period of time in
1888 there were issued 4,858 licenses. On the
day before Christmas C8 were issued, and 36
All kinds and all classes of the people are
to be found in this office; the rich, the poor,
the high and the lowly; the city sport and
the country pumpkin, frivolous and sedate;
all brought together by a t curious
little cupid with liis quiver of
more or less poisoned arrows.
With the new year they enter into new life.
It will either make ormar tlem. Then,
amid the many toasts that willjbe drunk to
day, why not propose for themr'a long and
happy married life" and then,
Drink, my jolly lads, drink with d seeming;
Wedlock's a lane where there no turning.
Nnver was an owl more bliod than a lover;
Drink, and be merry Jads, half s:as overl
Thomas Jones West Elizabeth
Susan it. "Welsh Y est Elizabeth
James B. Farley Pittsburg
Bertha Kress 1'lttsburg
Charles 1. Scawrlght 1'lttsbnrg
Mary J. l!useell....ft Pittsburg
Joseph Parker Allegheny
Annie Stevenson .'. A.. .Allegheny
John Cocnen Plttsbnrf;
Annie Lunn l'lttsbnrg
Harris U. Diane MInncipolls, Minn
Maggie E. Wright Btaver county
Adam Enochel Shaltr Tortnshlp
LylaM. Weldon bhtrpsburg
James Jucht-s Allegheny
May Howard Allegheny
John Glova "Westmoreland county
MaryEiomplgce , Allegheny
Alfred Eastou.. llanksvllle
Magle Evans liankivllle
Jacob V. Houk Pittsburg
Hon Page ...Beaver Falls
William A. Francis Allegheny
Nellie Beech Allegheny
Samuel 31. Armstrong Uinnersvlllle
Ella Klsslck Spnngdale
Albert Mundorff. ; Mifflin township
Mary Crookf hank Mifflin township
Henry J. Horning Topeka, Kan
Anna Ingram 6rantUIe, Kanf
wmratterson Nlles, O
EinmaS. btround Homestead
Daniel Lipscomb Hcai jstcad
Mollie Clark Houestcad
Jacob btanipfle Allegheny
Katie Kaab Allegheny
George Manret Hllldale, Pa
Charlotte J. Beedle Jefferson township
John G. Bolland. Jr Allegheny City
Annie Konrad Allegheny City
John 31. Graham Allegheny City
Annie M. Keuneweg Al!e,rlieuj City
Frederick liuettner 31cKeesport
Elizabeth Lelnwand Pi tsburg
3Uchael Gallagher Braddock
Mary Daffy "Wilkinsburg
l.ouis Battle.,
Esther H. Clegg
Chauncv J. Clclland ,
Martha Hose.
Phillip Sweeney
ilartlia Ityan
"U llllam Knopp
Agnes J. Schultz
Jlattbew Billey.,
"Washington connty
Carrie Gregg Fayette township
Peter Gllroy , Pittsburg
Mary Kelly., Uraddock
John Seymour. Chartlers township
Bert Flaherty Pittsburg
John Vogel bharpsbnrg
Elizabeth Schinolder Sharpsburg
Kelmhold Herman ......Crifton
Kosa Wentz Crafton
John Szklayor "Wood's Run
3Iary Goga McKeesport
John H. Hfrsberger Beaver county
Lldle Facklner Pittsburg
John Carson Allegheny
Minnie Hejl Allegheny
Two Men Entice DIr. Wilcox Into nn Alley,
bnt a Detective SnTCs Him.
Two men enticed J. M. Wilcox, an old
gentleman, under the influence of liquor,
into Scrip alley, last night, and tried to..rob
him. One of the men hit him with a handy
billy, and the pair were about to go through
his clotheswhen Detective Allen appeared.
Mr. Wilcox was taken to the Central station,
where bis wounds were dressed.
The Boy Who Looked Down From the
Trestle is Dying.
John Cochrane, the West End lad who
was severely burned by an explosion in a
gas main on Sundav, was in a very critical
condition yesterday. Dr. Neely has given
up all hope of his recovery.
Dlssntlsflrd Conductors.
Beginning with this morning cable cars
will be run regularly between Sixth street
and East End on the Citizen's Traction
road. The Lawrenceville branch will com
mence in a few days. A new set of rules
dissatisfies some of the conductors. Ther
contemplate the dismissal of employes who
happen to be tardy in the mornings report
ing for work.
A 4 Ier Cent Dividend nnd Bancjnet.
The-directors of the Duquesne Bank held
their semi-annual meeting yesterday, and
declared a dividend of 4 per cent. The books
were found in a satisfactory condition. In
the evening they had their'annual banquet
at the Seventh Avenue Hotel. Thirteen
persons were present.
JI. W. nicCord Killed.
H. "W. McCord, a brakeman on the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad, was' killed near J
Wheeling yesterday. He fell from the top
ofaboxcar. The voung man was a son of
Dr. W. C. McCord", of Glenfield, where he
A Box of Axes.
A box of new axes was found alongside
the Ft, "Wayne track, near theBidgeave
nue bridge, yesterday. They were marked
bv the manufacturer. "Bobert Mann, Mill
Hall, Pa.,"and were intended to be shipped
to Portland, Ore, '
Fabulously Bicb. Tin Mines Are Dis
covered in-Durango.
Splendid Opening for Northern Miners in
Texas Coal Fiels.
A meeting of the stockholder of thePitts
burg and Mexican Tin Mining Company
will be held in this city Monday, January
14. The object of the gathering is to elect a
board of directors, make by-laws and trans
act other business in regard to the opening
and working of the company's mines in
Tho company is composed exclusively of
Pittsburg capitalists, who claim they nave
the richest undeveloped tin mines to be
found in the world.
There is a sort of romance connected with
the discovery "of the mines by the Pittsburg
people. A short time ago while a number
of them were prospecting in Durango State,
Mexico, theycame upon some records show
ing that rich deposits of tin could be found
in the country. They consulted books, pa
pers, etc., and found that about 60 years
previous the supposed mines were located
in the interior, but the natives knew nothing
of them.
The explorers were satisfied that the
former natives had worked the mines, and
.that the deposits really existed somewhere.
They sent out two men who traveled over
every foot of country for months, until one
day they came upon the mines.
According to the experts who examined
the samples here, the mines are the richest
that have ever been discovered, and a curi
ous and valuable feature of a tin deposit is
that the veins are almost inexhaustible. At
present nearly all block tin is imported.
Return of a Pittsburg Coal Digger From
Texns Fits.
Texas is a paradise for coal miners.
William Rennie, of the Monongahela river,
has returned from Fort Worth. He went
there to investigate the strike ot 100 miners.
In the Labor Tribune he reports that they
are in the wrong. They struck against cer
tain restrictions laid upon them by the old
owners of the mines there. These mines are
now owned by tho Texas and Pacific Coal
Company, and although they have offered
tbe miners every opportunity, none of them
will return to work. The field is therefore
open to Pennsylvania miners. Mr. Bcnnie
One can very well judge as to what a man
can make here at the sheaule of prices offered
by the Texas and Pacific Coal Company from
the amount of wages paid by the Johnson
Company. Access was had to tbe August and
September pay-rolls of the Johnson Company,
and 10 names were taken without any reference
to the ability or skill of the respective miners,
and I found that the average paid to them was
$4 15 per.day. Out of this the men had to pay
for oil and tool sharpening, there being but
very little powder used in tbe mine.
Tbe climate ot this place is such that during
tho course or one year tbe cost of clothing and
necessaries of life is less than in Pennsylvania;
old settlers represent tbe place to be most
healthy: land is of unsurpassed fertility and
may be bad for $2 Cu per acre.
Thomas Lawson, an agent of the com
pany, says some miners in their employe
nave earned lrom tu to 510 per day. The
company has bought 23,000 acres of coal
land, and in its development expect to haye
plenty of work for the surplus of Pittsburg
miners, some of whom have already gone to
Texas. Mr. Lawson mentions corn and
beef as two instances of lower costs for food
than can be obtained here.
A Movement on Foot to Organize Them Into
Mixed Assemblies.
A movement is on foot among the mem
bers of the new Builders' League to organ
ize mixed local assemblies of the Knights of
Labor composed exclusively of workers in
the building trades. This will be in addi
tion to the regular organizations of the
mechanics. Out of the mixed assemblies
there shall be formed a Central Council, to
he composed of delegates from the mixed
assemblies. Each craft or trade in the
mixed assemblies shall be entitled to one
delegate. Out of the Central Council will
be organized a General Council, composed
of delegates from the former body. The
General Council will be the highest body,
and all questions that cannot be settled by
the Central Council will be referred to it.
Although the mixed assemblies will in
clude everybody engaged in the work of
building, the different crafts will settle their
own disputes.
Fowdcrly's Supporters Will Not Bent a
Ilnll For Barry's Lecture.
From present indications there will be
trouble among the Knights of Labor here
oyer the appearance of Thomas B. Barry in
this city, Saturday next. The axmakers,
composing L. A. 1548, N. D. A. 155, of
which Barry was Master Workman, are
trying to secure one of tbe halls in the
Knights of Labor building; but the Knights
who favor Powderly and are opposing
Barry's new order say they will not give
them the hall.
L. A. 1548 is completing the arrange
ments, and says it will hold the reception
there if the hall is not taken by any other
Local Assembly for a regular meeting: If
thev cannot get the hall in the Knights of
Labor building, they will hold the recep
tion and lecture in Lafayette Hall.
A Well-Known Firm of Plumbers Placed
Under the Ban Yesterday.
The latest firm in this city to be placed
under the ban of a boycott, similar to that
for which labor leaders are on trial, is Mc
Knight & Victory, of Smithfield street.
Yesterday morning dodgers were posted on
the telegraph poles along Smithfield street
and the public was requested to withdraw
patronage from the-firm The grievance
was that the firm was running a non-onion
The trouble is about one of the men in
the shop, who has fallen behind in his dues
to the Plumbers' Union.
The firm will pay no attention to this
boycott, instituted by its four striking union
A Scheme to Abolish tho Recording gee
retnrysjilp of D. A. 3.
At the quarterly meeting of D. A. 3,
Knights of Labor, this month, a proposition
will be introduced to consolidate the
offices of District Master Workman and
Becording Secretary. The membership is
no larger now than it was when the duties
of the latter were attended to by the Master
If tho offices are consolidated the salary
of $1,200 per annum for the District Master
Workman will not be reduced.
Delegates to be Elected to the Inter-State
At a meeting of tho coal operators of
Western Pennsylvania 'to be held aj tbe
Monongahela House January.. 9, delegates
will be elected to the Inter-State Conven-
tion of Miners and Operators to be held at
Indianapolis February 5.
At the meeting the prospects of the busi
ness for the next year will be discussed.
The delegates will also be instrncted what
mining rate they shall insist upon at the
Labor Notes.
Work has been resumed at Brown's coal
mines at Boston, on tbe Youghiogheny.
About 200 coke ovens owned by Carnegie
Bros. fc Co., at Dgugla-s station, on tbe Pitts
burg, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad,
are idle on account ot not getting enough coal.
They Still Send Money Ont of tbe Country,
Bringing Little In.
In the report of tbe money order depart
ment of the Pittsbnre cpstoffice. for the
quarter ending last night, the following
items are most noticeable: Domestic money
orders were issued to the amount of $90,
973 07, and in the same line $210,139 92 were
paid; British money orders were issued for
515.354 99, and $2,124 28 paid; German.or
ders issued, $9,393 73, and $G,349 89 paid;
Italian orders issued, $o,537 09, and $95 40
paid a striking contrast showing that the
Italians still send their money out of the
country without scarcely making any re
turns. At the Bast End, for the same quarter,
domestic orders were issued for $6,999 32,
and $l,47i 17 paid.
Tbe Tender Infant Receives but a Chilly
Reception In Pittsburg.
The glorious New Year struck this town
in a sort of perfunctory "Well, I 'spose I'll
have to" way, at about 12 o'clock last
night A cold fog and a frightful din set
in at once, welcoming the coming and
speeding the parting guest in a manner de
lightful to see. Old City Hall clock was
apparently disgusted with the kid, and ab
solutely refused to register the time of its
birth. In fact it stopped short, and the
lights went ont entirely.
Happy couples, arm in arm, returning
from seeing the Old Year ont;"newsboys and
sober men shooting firecrackers, and fire
crackers shooting newsboys and sober men,
coupled with the ringing of bells and the
blowing of whistles welcomed the year 1889.
The Twenty-Second AnnanI Meeting of the
"" Widows Aaxillnry. J"
At the Twenty-second annual meeting of
the Board of gManagers of the Widows'
Home Auxiliary to the Ladies' Belief So
ciety of Allegheny yesterday the reports
showed that,the society had over 100 women
and children under its care. Only four
women whom they had taken died under
the society's care during the year. The
managerj acknowledge the kindness of a
number of contributors.
The officers arc: President, Mrs. Felix
K. Brunot; Vice-President, Miss Mary
Herron; Treasurer, Miss Jennie Smith;
Secretary, Miss M. M. Pressly.
He nnd Company F. Open Their New Armory
la Fine Style.
The new armory of Company F.,
Eighteenth Begiment, at 1304 Bingham
street Southside, was opened in due style,
last evening. A splendid lunch was dis
posed of with soldierly appetites. The ad
vent'of the new year was welcomed with the
discharge of 1,000 good blank cartridges.
The company has one of the finest armories
in this end of the State. It includes a large
drill room, sitting room and Quartermaster
Sergeant's room,aIl appropriate! v decorated.
Colonel Norman M. Smith and" several of
his staff and other officers of the regiment,
assisted Captain Awl in his housewarming.
The Agony Will be Konewed Before the
Blaster To-Morrow.
J. M. Kelly, editor of the Commoner, and
John F. Doyle, District Master Workman
of D. A. 3, Knights of Labor, were yester
day snbpenaed to appear before Master M.
A. Woodward as defendants in the Brace
Bros', boycott case on Wednesday. The
agony over this case will be probably pro
longed for months.
Mr. Kelly will testify that upon the night
of tbe arrest of the b'oycotters Mr. Brace
had the news sent out by Associated Press,
and particularly asked that Kelly's name
be used.
Veteran Clerk of tho Seventh Avenue
Hotel Near the Border.
Sam Jones, as the boys familiarly called
him, the veteran clerk of the Seventh Ave
nue Hotel, is lying in a critical condition,
and is not expected to live much longer.
He has been suffering for a few weeks with
a severe it tack of pneumonia, and bis
strength is almost exhausted. Sam has
many friends, vho will regret to hear of his
Home From the West.
Superintendent Hamilton, of the Alle
gheny Parks, returned home yesterday from
a ton r among the conservatories of Mexico
and Colorado. He Heft Henry Phipps and
John A. Brashear in the West. They will
take part in an expedition to Nevada to-day
to view the eclipse of the snn.
A New Bridge and a Bnnqnet.
The Sharon Bridge Company will give a
banquet to-morrow evening at the Clyde
House, New Brighton, to celebrate the
completion of its bridge across Beaver
Creek. The bridge cost $40,000 and connects
the towns of New Brighton and Beaver.
Our January Sale SI 00 Fancy Velvets at
Not trashy, bnt fine, stylNh colorings.
Also great mark down in finer goods, at
$1 00 and $2 00 a yard. Come and see these.
Jos. HORNE & Co.'S
Penn Avenne Stores.
B. fc B.
Dlack goods, black silks; such bargains;
ridiculous thing to mention in this connec
tion. Tycoon reps, old fashioned, but the
best, 8c; the original kind that used to re
tail at 25c, 8c BoGGS & BUHL.
JanuaryiSale 81 00 Fancy Velvets
at 30c,
Not trashy, bnt fine, stylish colorings.
Also great mark downs in finer goods, at
$1 00 and $2 00 a yard. Come and see these.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Special Sale or Men's Dress and Night Shirts
January 2; lanndried and nnlanndried.
Don't miss seeing this line; all grades and
styles. Specijl low prices. t
A. 6. Campbell & Sons, 710 Penn ave.
Oar January Sale 46-Inch Wool Cash
merrs At 68c a bargain at 75c. This is the place
for dress goods at lowest prices, and good
goods at that. Jos. Horse & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Open New Year's Day.
Balance of holiday goods at cost; fine
silk mufflers, plush lambrequins, table
scarfs, pillow shams, ladies fine wrappers,
newmarkets, jackets, jerseys, kid gloves,
girls' winter dresses, and gretchen coats
and infant's wear. Presents with $1 pur
chases. BustTBee Hive,
Cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Tbe KeTenue Collector' Beport Shows One
Nice Increase, Cnnsed by the Whisky
Business in This District.
Mr. E. A. Bigler, Collector of Internal
Bevenne, gave ont the following reports yes
terday. The first is for the month of De
cember, 1888, while the next is for the first
six months ot the fiscal year of 1888-1889,
ending last night.
For the month of December Usts, RB0 50;
beer. J37.283 05: spirits. 5172,713 CO: cigars. Hi,;
133 15; snuff, tm 18; tobacco, $7,824 Si; special,
S78170. Total, S263.559 82.
From July 1 to January 31 Lists, f78D E6
beer, $216,260 HO: spirits, $011,331 h cigars,$S7.
101 20: snuff. J6.214 CS; tobacco. $17,827 li; spe
cial. $8,100 61. Total, 51,502,961 19.
In comparing the amount of the collec
tions on beer licenses with the amount col
lected during the same time last year, a de
crease of nearly $30,000 is noticeable, which
mav be attributed to the Brooks law.
There is a general increase ot $51,113 72
over the same time of last year, and this
increase has been made up from revenue
collections on whisky, which amount to
over $60,000. This increase, however, is
accounted for, not by the fact that more
whisky has been sold in this district, but
because in this district is distilled nearly
all the rye whisky for the entire "United
There is a decrease of $120,000 to be found
in the collections from special licenses, on
account of the decrease iu the number of
One of the minority From Allegheny Connty
a Keal Repealer.
Hon. James Bulger left for Harrisburg
last night. He said it wasn't necessary for
a Democrat to be there before the time for
opening the Honse had arrived. He wants
to see the Brooks law either repealed or
modified, and will vote against submitting
to the people the Prohibition Constitutional
To Let for Easiness Purposes.
Parties who require a power service in
their business and who can see advantages
in being in the most central situation in the
city, should call and examine the rooms of
all sizes now ready for occupants in tbe new
Dispatch building, 75,77 and 79Diamond
Besides being ready of access to custom
ers, tenants are supplied with every facility
for the rapid and successful transaction of
Elevator service, both passenger and
freight; prompt janitor service, steam heat
ing and electric lighting free; besides, splen
did light and ventilation of the rooms are
among the attractive features.
Econonomy, as well as other great ad
vantages, in renting here. Apply at Dis
patch, new building, Diamond street.
See Our January Sale Prices en Cloaks
And winter wraps, long garments, men ties
and jackets, in plain and fancy cloth; also,
in seal plush garments; tbe best grades re
member, and the largest variety to select
from; come to-currow.
Penn Avenue Stores.
B. ib B.
Bead display ad. in this paper. See for
yourself if you ever saw or heard of like
bargains in velvets, etc
Boggs & Burn.
H". B. Clerks all want off to-day 2Tew
Year's hence store will be closed all day.
The Largest Stock of Fine Alaska Seal Gar
ments In this city. Jackets, mantles, coats a
full assortment of sizes. You can't find,
handsomer goods and so manv to select
from as you do here. s"'
Josr Horse iff Co.'s
' Penn avenue Stores.
Curry University
Is progressive in policy, liberal in manage
ment, thorough and practical in instruction,
popular in methods and successful in results.
Winter term begins January 2, 1889. D
The Largest Stoek of Fine Alaska Seal Gar-
In this city. Jackets, mantles, coats a
full assortment of sizes. You can't find
handsomer goods, and so many to select
from as yon do here.
Jos. Horse & Co.'s,
Penn Avenue Stores.
Great Mnslln Underwear Sale.
January 2, ladies, misses, children's and
infants' goods; unheard of bargains; now is
the time to buy.
A. G. Campbell & Sous, 710 Penn ave.
Onr January Sale SI 00 Fancy Telreta at
Not trashy, but fine, stylish colorings.
Also great mark down in finer goods, at
51 00 and 52 00 a yard. Come and see these.
Jos. Horxe & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Architecxtjsal drawing taught at
evening sessions of Duff's College, 49 Fifth
The use of Angostura Bitters excites the
appetite and keeps the digestive organs; in
Whitstyre & Co.'s Iron City Flour.
Best in the market
Leaving relics of Holiday shopping
Goods that hare been handled or
lots broken through the several de
partments. ALL SOHjED GOODS,
Offers extra values In Seal and
Plush Goods.
Hbb4 Bito I Eastan.
f I Ue2-TTS3U
Congressman Jackson Think the DeateeT?
racy ! Too Hlde-Boond. &
, Congressman Oscar L."Jackson,fof 2Tew
Castle, went to Washington last nijjit. Mr.
Jackson does not believe the Democrats .
will admit any of the Territories dns-insr. the
present session. He says Jheir poKcr is
against it. He thinks Burroughs")' -grd
make a good Speaker; but the fight w f7L
uci.wccu .mczviqiey ami jweea.
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We continue to offer the 65c qnallty
Lupin's French All-wool Cashmeres at
the very low price of 60s a yard, in a
large assortment of coloring. Also la
Colored Fancy French Drrss Goods.
Many extra good values In Winter Salt
ings, very much below their, former
Onr extra fine 52-inch French Broad
cloths, over SO shades, at $1 60 a yard,
goods that were never retailed for less
tnan tl a yard, if for that;
All-wool Serges, Cashmeres and Dra
d'Almas at very low j
low prices. .
lashes, extra quality, 3VM
73c a yard. Also 311 '
Colored Silk Plashes.
mcnes wiue, ab a; j imu. aiwjf.. - v
and SI STm all the new and fashionable
make trade lively here. Come and set ''
what excellent, heavy cloth Ulsters, '
newest styles and shapes, that ws ars '
selling as low as $10 each.
Also onr beautiful, fine quality Seal
Plash Coats at CO and tS, the best ever (
offered for the moneyas they are first-. . v
class in every respect. "!'"
Seal Plush Mantles and Jackets at
quick selling prices.
In onr Flannel Department we have a"
big lot of All-wool Plain and Fancy j
Flannels at lowest prices ever offered, t .
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Come in this week; it win payyoav J .'J
well. t 1 ' a
Trust Co. have tn
dend of 3 per cent, o
earnings, pavaMe on
Pittsbcbo, Deceraoerai, looo. t
bank have this day declared a dividend of
x WO (2) PER CENT out of the eirnings of
the last six months, pavabla fnrthwitl.
jal 61 J. F. STEEL, Cashier.
Pa., December 31. 18SS.-The dl-ectorsoi
thi bank have declared a dividend if FOUR
PER CENTUM on the capital stoclf payable
forthwith ont of the earnings ot tbtptstsix
months. J. W. TAYLOR, Cashier.
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Mecdasics' Nation aj. Bask. )
PrrTSBUBO. Pa December 31. IXJ
TORS or this bank have tnU day declared f
a dividend of FIVE PER CENT put of the
earnings of the lat six mouths,5ayabla on
Tuesday, Januarv 8. 1SS9. .,,.-., v,
jal-2S GEO. J. GORMAN, Cashier.
DuauisE Na tiokai. Bats,
PrrrsBtJitc, Pa., December 3t, 1SS8. S
TORS of thi hank have this da declared
a dividend of FOUR PEP. CENTUM ont of
the earnings of the last sit month, payable oo
demand, free of tax. A. H. PATTERSO. .
jal-2 Cashier.
Prrrsnrnic;. Pa., peeraMra.
rTmmTv.sv.nnNn DIVIDEND
I t i ..TMu.,ApaAf thUhinlr havn
dtv declared a dividend of THREE (3) FEK
lave this YV
of the last six months payable on demand.
jal-60- C. B. McLEAN. Cashier
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v. . , tecs J
v",f:i,.r. r.r. rjr.i..TST.
I 1 UftOOl WIS Un UAIO ucu5U)imir
dend of FOUR H) PER CEIJT ont'of,tbo
earnings of the last six months, payable forth-
SSr8 W. 8. WlLLIAMaO
lal-So-s Cashier;
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