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2 w THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, "WEDNESDAY, - JANUARY 2, . 1889. " . '-,'''c ' '2 mfW?T
How the Economites Inaugu
rated the flew Year.
Preceded bj Impressive Religious
Some of tie Interesting Features of the
Festivities of the Day.
"Gute nacht!" was said more cordially
than usual last night to the watchman who
early began his rounds of the picturesque
village of Economy. At each door where
his old-fashioned lantern lighted the stone
steps for a moment there uas a word of
greeting for him from cither the portly
German master, a buxom Dutch servant
woman or a rollicking boy. In their own
quaint way the Economites had inaugurat
ed the new year. A day of good cheer
would not he to them complete without
leaving something pleasant for the
town guardsman to thirk about
during his lonely vigils. He had been the
first to announce the arrival of theXew
Year. Sow he was the last to receive con
gratulations. He could have told you by
the hearty manner in which they were given
that it had been a jolly day with the
It was jolly, but it was impressive, too.
Each year uuiks more distinctly the grow
ing age of the SO surviving members of this
remarkable society. Increasing age in
tensifies their earnestness in rcligiou
life, softens their sturdy manners,
adds to the charm of their
home habits. Yet it will all end some day.
It is this thought of decay that imparts
solemnity to all they do. But there is
young and thriving life at Economy also,
and as selfishness is no part of the older
Economites' character, they spend the
greater part of fete days in furnishing en
joyment for the young men and women, and
for the boys and girls. That's where the
fun comes in.
The German families hired by the Econo
mites to work the estate of 7,000 acres ag
gregate nearly 400 persons. These people
all gathered in the church yesterday morn
ing Jonathan Leiz, the only survivor
of the old stock of Rappists, now in his
S3d year, preached to them from a biblical
test Congregational singing was led by a
splendid choir, for whom two organs were
played, one by the widely known Jacob
Benrici, aged 85 years, and the other by
Miss Eapp, aged 80 years, the grand
daughter of the founder of the society.
At noon the same kind of a Sew Year's
dinner you wonld look for, if a sojourner in
Germany, was served Every one of the
vine-clad houses wis the scene of a bounti
ful feast. As e erything is provided out of
one common storehouse, there was plenty
and to tpare. The rich cream from a dairy
ot over 100 Alderney cows; butter, the pur
ity of which cannot be equaled west of the
Alleghenies; bread, made from flour pro
duced by the old process and retaining all
the nutritious quality; splendid old wines
from the celebrated old vaults of Economy
itself., Every home had its own Fatherland
extras and desserts, but the staples men
tioned above arc usually what Pittsburg
visitors expect more eagerly.
Two o'clock found every dwelling deserted
again. A stranger going from door to door
would have been bewildered. Nobody was
at home; streets, wide and beautiful, 'with
their fringing trees, were entirely empty.
2? ot a sound could be heard, and the village
clock, in striking the hours and quarters,
echoed among the 200 silent houses like the
tolling of a luneral bell.
But drawing near the clock dials, life was
soon discovered. And musical life, tool In
the very center of the community stands the
solid old town hall. From its windows
came fortn a volume ot song, strong and
sweet Presently a brass band took up the
refrain, and at last the music melted into a
cadence, which the flute alone continued in
a dreamy lingering.
"Within was a novel scene. The occasion
was the annual Hew Year's concert The
large, barn-like hall was filled with the
townspeople. On one side sat the women,
on the other the men and boys. The seats
were low benches without backs, except
four rows in the front of the female tier,
which had comfortable back-rests. On a
high platform, surrounded by a paling
fence, was where the musicians and singers
Stood. A little lower down a table, covered
with white linen, stretched the whole
" length of the rostrum. Back of this sat
sine men in a row. The aces of the three
in the center aggregated 247 years. In the
middle was Jacob Henrici, the President of
the society, his flowing white hair giving
him something of a patriarchial appearance.
To his right sat Mr. Lenz, who with Mr.
, Henrici acts as trustee for the community
His short hair, a mixture oi grayand white,
and an intellectual cast of countenance, is
said to recall the :ace and figure of the
founder, Mr. Itapp. Sitting on the left
was John "White, who at 80 years of
age, bears a small saintly face; his delicate
features surrounded by a wealth of silvery
white locks. He with John Seheid, Michael
Btaib, Joseph Sehwarz, George Kirshbaum,
Erusa "Woelful and Gott:ried Lauppe, form
the council of seven who assist Trustees
Henrici and Lenz in the management of the
People are generally familiar with the
odd style of dress of Economites the men's
broad-rimmed high hats, the women's
Holland Aau&cs or caps of home-spun silk.
Altogether it was a striking assemblage that
was found in the hall.
In the concert Mr. Henrici himself di
rected the singing of a choir of children.
He is rather infirm now when he walks,
but while stooped with age his voice is
clear and musical as ever, and his touch on
ilie piano keys has lost none of its skill.
The band consists of 30 pieces and is
equipped with silver instruments from the
East It is recruited entirely bv Economv
people, lrom the 12-year-old boy who played
the flute up to Mr. Woelful, one of "the
Council, who is manager. Jacob Bohr is
director. The choirs were two in number,
made up from the boys and girls, young
men and women of the town. The follow
ing was the programme of the afternoon:
Introduction Grand .March By Kisler
f Aria lrom "Anna Bolena (Conit
. J solo) By Kisler
11 Idyll-"The Forgo in the Forest''
I .... ByMichaelis
bong by Kirchbaura's choir.
rJlarcii -vs eujaarsgruss (Brass j un
Family. By J. Rohr
Waltz "ftcbon ist die Ingend" (Or
chestral Ott Familv. By E. Maschke
Polka "Pottbuser (Orchestra) Ott
Familv. By L Maschke
bong by Mr. Hcnricrs orchestra.
rCoroet feolo "Facilita," air and va-
,J nations By Hartmann
"SiDcscnptive Piece "A Hunting
i Scenr" ByBucalossi
,6ong by Kirschbaum's cuoir.
, . Onartpt.
" ) Waltz 'Musikantenlieder" By Kisler
, 3 The celebration closed in a solemn man
ner. There was sung by all present, to slow
and measured time, a hymn written many
decades ago for the society by Frederick
Itapp, adopted son of the founder. It is en
titled "Oarmonie du Bruderstadt," and its
theme is "the city of brothers." Mr. Lenz
read irom an age-stained book two lines at
a time, and the music the full band played,
while the whole congregation sang the
Economites love music. They spend
money lavishly to keep their band and
choirs abreast of the times. There are as
many as 22 pianos in their cozy dwellings.
Certainly the melody of yesterday would be
hard to rival in more advanced commu
Splendid Annual Dinner of the Pennsylvania
Company Employes' Association Over
500 Garsti, Entertalncd-Tralni Laid
A pleasant and almost unique dinner was
that given n the occasion of the fourth an.
nual gathering of the Pennsylvania Com
pany employes in the rooms of the Associa
tion at No. 125 Sedgwick street yesterday.
It was unique because the men came in
their working clothes, and were probably
the happier for the absence of their dressy,
though very likely uncomfortable suits. In
the dining hall of the house was a large
number of engineers, firemen and brake
men, who had just stepped from their
trains, while elegantly dressed ladies in
their best afternoon gowns mingled with
them and exchanged greetings of,the new
year with their husbands, brothers or
friends. y
The house was crowded from the attic to
the basement, and in the lecture roost on the
first floor a musical and literary entertain
ment was given by a numberof young ladies
interested in the hard-worked trainmen.
The following named young ladies partici
pated in the exercises: Miss Mcllwain,
vocal solo; recitation, Lula Dormberger;
recitation, Edna ltichards; banjo solo, Miss
Pennington, who was also the pianist. At
the conclusion of the exercises, dinner was
announced and among the first to make an
onslaught on the delicious viands were
about 50 trainmen who had just came in
from a run from Alliance.
Superintendent Starr, of the railroad, is
sued orders to Etop all through freight trains
at the Washington avenue yards one hour,
to aliow all the trainmen an opportunity to
get a good New Year's dinner. After the
trainmen had been served, the large com
pany of visitors sat down to make merry as
the guests of the employes of the company.
Dnring the afternoon the pupils of the
Sunday school class presented Miss H.
Graham, Assistant Principal of the Second
ward school, a gold headed umbrella for her
zealous work among them. The organist of
the school, Miss Maggie Alter, was pre
sented with a gold chain and charm. About
500 visitors attended the reception.
A Sort of a Slate Fixed Dp for tbo Different
There is no doubt now but that Allegheny
will be made a city of the second class, and
that the Pittsburg charter will be amended
to suit it This will necessitate three de
partments, Safety, Public "Works and
Charities. No slate has yet been made for
these offices, but at a gathering of promi
nent politicans and city officials last night
it was decided to name Mr. James McAfee
for the position of Chief of the Depart
ment of Public Safety, Chairman James
Hunter, of Common Council, was
first named for this position, but he has re
lused to accept it if elected, claiming that it
would interfere with his private business.
Mr. McAfee is a contractor and a brother of
Kobert McAfee, Chairman of the Street
Committee. "When seen last night Mr. Mc
Afee said he was not an aspirant for the
position, but would accept if elected, and no
other names have yet been mentioned for
this office.
As far ns the Department of Public
Charities is concerned, Major "W. P. Hun
ker, thepresent jSecretaryof the Poor Board,
has no opposition. In fact he has not an
nounced himself as a candidate, and when
the name of President Trimble, of the Poor
Board, was mentioned, he announced that
he could not attend to his private business
and the department at the same time.
No one has been named for the position of
Chief of Public "Works except James Crow,
the present Chief of the fire department,
but it is thought he will be retained in his
present position.
Other candidates will likely spring tip
between now and the time for election, but
they are evidently waiting to see how many
Councilmcn will be allowed the city under
the new charter.
An Alleged Attempt at Murder in a Solio
Boarding House.
The report that a man named Prank
Campbell had attempted to murder Miss
Lizzie Morgan, a young lady aged 21 years,
at her home on Murphy street, and the ar
rest of Campbell last nigh t caused a great
deal of excitement in Soho. The prisoner
was placed in the Fourteenth ward station
house, and a charge of disorderly conduct
was lodged against him.
Mrs. Morgan, who is the proprietress of a
boarding house on Murphy street gave the
following acconst of the trouble: Campbell,
who is employed at the Keystone Mill, has
been boarding at her house for some time,
although she has repeatedly tried to per
suade him to leave, owing to the fact, as
Mrs. Morgan said, that he was frequently
intoxicated. Yesterday while Miss Morgan
was making up the bed in an adjoining
room, Campbell entered and tied one of his
susDenders around her throat
The girl was unable to make any outcry,
and fell to the floor. Her mother, who was
in a lower room, heard the fall, and, upon
going upstairs, found ber danghter in an
nnconscions condition. She was almost
strangled when the suspender was un
loosed. Upon her recovery she told of
Campbell's assault, and he'was placed un
der arrest No cause is assigned for the as
sault The prisoner will be given a hearing to
A Partial Opening of Truffle by Cable on tbe
Citizen' Line.
Fifteen cable cars were operated on the
Citizen's Traction road out Penn avenue
yesterday, being run alternately with horse
cars, and so compelled to nse a very slow
cable one that required 40 minutes' to run
from East Liberty in. No cars were run on
the Butler street branch, as enough new
vehicles have not yet arrived.
At East Libertv, where tho Fifth avenue
and Citizens' roads run parallel, some good
natured chaffing was indnlged in by the
conductors of the competing lines, the Fifth
avenue having the best of it, as they were
running faster than the other. The new
cars were not warmed, though everything
was completed for putting in the stoves,
which will be similar to those used on the
Filth avenue line.
The City to be Lighted by Gas ns UnsnnI for
Ten Days Vet.
Quite an attempt was made by several
newspapers yesterday morning to show that,
beginning with last night, Pittsburg was to
be in darkness, owing to the legal expiration
yesterday morning of the city's contract
with the gas company in anticipation that
the new electric liglitiug system would be
nearer completion than it is at the begin
ning of the new year.
The scare vanished as mysteriously as it
came, however, for Controller Morrow yes
terday stated that an arrangement had been
made with tbe gas company until the new
lighting system can be utilized, which will
probably be about ten days hence.
Dale, the Veteran Iron and SteoLStat-
istician, to fiie'-Front."
And What it Brings Back in One Line, In
dependent of Wiges.
Everybody in and around Pittsburg who
knows much about iron and steel either
knows or has heard of Nick Dale, of
Sharpshurg, "the walking industrial ency
clopedia," whose statistics have sometimes
amused, and at other times annoyed, a class
of capitalists whose financial secrets are
presumed to be carefully guarded against
the inqnisitiveness of the laborer. Within
the past month the sometimes ec
centric, but always industrious,
Nick has compiled figures on the
wages paid by Pittsburg iron and steel
manufacturers figures which, in round
numbers, as they were given, were not as
sailed by the manufacturers onthegroundJ
of inaccuracy. Indeed, a leading steel firm
substantiated his figures so far as its own
mills were concerned, and expressed an
opinion that the others might be equally
near the mark.
In view of these fact', and because nobody
else has deemed it a tempting task to dig to
the bottom of costs, wages and profits, based
upon known wage scales and known
markets, The Dispatch, this morning
publishes some of Nick's figures, giving his
individually compiled data as to the profits
made by Pittsburg manufacturers in the
line indicated for the year just closed. He
has tried to be very fair in his estimates,
being unwijling to estimate that there was
any appreciable profit, for ex
ample, derived by either the
Pennsylvania Forge or by Chess, Cook &
Co., on products which, while not sold at
a loss, had to be marketed at prices very
near the Ipwest line of margin. He has
figured low on the products also of two
great steel mills, whose products are of the
finest grades and cost enormously to put
upon the market. So, for just what they
are worth, his figures for 1888 are appended:
nick's figures foe them.
IJoyd Sons fc Co.'s Xensing
ton Works..... 9.M0
8 133,000
Pennsylvania Forge (muck
Iron). 7,000
Chess, Cook fc Co.'s Anchor
Nail and Tack works (10.-
C90 tons muck iron: 6,750
nails and tacks)
Willum fTlnrlr A? Rnn's Solar
Ironworks 12,000 180,000
Bhoenbcrger fc Co. (iron and
steel net) 30.000 900,000
Phillips,Nimick Co.'s Shgo
Works 11:85 200.000
Zng & Co 's Sable Iron Mill. . 15.000 155,000
Lindsay t McCutcheon 10,675 100,000
Clinton Mill (late Graff.Ben-
nett&Co) 5,000
Moorhead, McCleane & Co.
(iron and steel net) 15,000 4a0,000
Howe, Brown &. Co 9,000 400,000
Brown d. Co.'s Wayne Iron
and Steel Works 13,070 890,000
Black Diamond feteel Works. 75,000 300,000
Moorhead Bro. & Co.'s Ve
suvius Mill 30,000 310,000
Spang, Chalfant S:Co. (muck
and pipes) 37,000 1,000,000
A. M. Byers $. Co. (muck and
pipes) 31.WU wiu,uuu
Jones 4 Laugblms' American
Iron Works (iron steel and
nails) 110,000 3,000,000
J. Painter fc Sons 26,750 400,000
Republic Iron Works 23.570 235,000
Keystone Mjll 10,115 100.000
Spang Steel and Iron Works. 18,000 50,000
Dilwcrth, Porter t Co.'s
Glendon Spike Works 15,000 110,000
LaBelle Steel Works. 10.000 200.000
Pittsburg Tube Works 15,100 450,000
Pcnns jlvania Pipe Mill 50,000 1,500,000
Singer. Nimick & Co. (fine
steel) 15,000 750,000
Miller, Metcalf, Parkin $.
Co.'s Cresent Steel Works
(finest steel made) 5,000 500,000
(Mirer Bros' iPhillips 75,000 Lo00,000
"Winding up with the biggest of all the
works, 3Ir. Dale goes into detail to such an
extent that, no matter whether he signs
himself "Nick Dale," "Jules Verne," or
"Veritas," the subject matter mnst be in
teresting from its very colossal character.
He says:
Now comes the great firm of Carnegie Bros.
t Co. With due justice to Mr. Carnegie and
his partners, it must be said that, as they make
the most money, and almost one-third of the
output of tho whole county, they have
also tho greatest expense, and the least, or less,
proportionate profit. And if it were not for the
greatly improved facilities that they have, it
would be almost impossible for them to make
and sell the bulk of what they manufacture.
Their dally output now is nearly 1.500 tons, and
very little of it is sold at more than 3 cents a
pound, and a great deal of it is sold at 2 cents
a pound and less. The present nrice of steel
rails is not cvenl cents a pound, and not as
much now as raw muck iron, so that, all mall,
the average estimate cannot ho put at more
than 2 cents a pound, or just a little above the
price of common bar iron. The firm made last
year (bS) at tne Edgar Thomson, 125,000 tons of
steel rails; at the Bessemer mill at Homestead,
62,500 tons, and from their two mills In this city,
22,645 tons of muck bars, but 65,000 tons of fin
ished iron in tbe mill at Thirtvtbird street.
And in the one at Twenty-ninth street the out
put of muck iron was 21,500 tons; but the net
product was 30,000 tons.
That is a total of 282,500 tons, yielding a
profit of 53,120,000. For 300 working days, it
would be J12,4S0 a day. This does not include
their nine blast furnaces, which will fall little
below 1,000,000 more.
On the whole this cannot be taken as being a
very large profit, considering tbo great invest
ments, and enormous floating expenses, which
are fully 510,000 a day. That is alone for raw
material and to pay an army of 6.000 men.
Their capital invested Is o cr 12,000,000 which,
at 6 per cent, would make J720,OU0 interest That
would make $2,400 a day.
This article may cause Some of the manu
facturers to come forward with a denial. But,
be Core they do, I will make an humble and
lrieiidiy challenge to meet any or all of them,
at any time, and.at any place, and plainly show
and convince them, where their profits have
been underestimated. So far as the number ot
tons arc concerned, there is not likely to be a
denial from any of tbem.
Should the challenge be accepted, I request
of the Amalgamated Association the presence
of the President, Secretary and all the dis
trict officers, as also a delegation of four com
petent, skilled, good union men, they to be two
lrom the puddlers and two from the finishers,
from every mUl In Pittsburg. 1 ick Dale.
They Will Intlit on nn Advance in Their
Wnces Kcxt Year.
The annual election of officers in the sub
lodges of the Amalgamated Association of
Iron and Steel Workers was held last Sat
urday night. This election is considered
very important, as no member of the asso
ciation is eligible to the position of delegate
to tbe annual convention at which the wage
scale is arranged unless he has served one
term as an officer in his lodge.
xnis nas causea quite a iiveiy ngnt, ana
most of the persons who advocate anadvance
in wages nerc successful.
The delegates to the convention will not
be chosen until the last meeting in April.
The iron trade at present is unusually good,
and the workers believe that there shouldbe
an advance in wages, and some are talking
already abont $6 lor boiling.
The pnddlers, it is conceded, are the poor
est paid skilled men around n mill, and
they will insist upon having more (money,
even if the base of tbe scale has to be
They Are Sinking Entries.
Some of the miners in tbe fourth pool on
the Monongahela river have been given em
ployment at entry driving. Onv of the
2,000 men employed, when all the mines are
in operation, not more than 20 per cent are
at work, and their employment will likely
cease in a week or two..
Tbe Iron and Steel Workers nnd Blnst Far
nacemen Collapse.
National Trades District No. 217, of the
Knights of Labor, composed of iron and
steel workers and blast furnacemen, has gone
to pieces in this vicinity. Since the head of
the organization, Master Workman Conk
ling, resigned, to take the stump for Harri
son and Morton, the organization hasgradu
ally been going down. At present it does
not number 3,000 members, andnone of the
Pittsburg locals are attached to it.
The Charlotte furnacemen, at Scottdale,
withdrew 'during the late trouble at that
place, and it is understood the local at
Singer, Nimick & Co 's works has with
drawn. When this district was formed it
had over 15,000 members.
Three-Fourlhs of tho Miners Said to bo Yet
In tbe Organization.
National Trade District 133 IL of L.,
composed of coal miners, has not gone to
Dicces, according to the statement from John
Flannery, of the Trades Journal, the offi
cial organ of that district. He says that in
and around Pittsbnre there arc 6,000 miners
on the river and 9,000 on the rail and fully
14,000 men in the Connellsvillecoke region
who are eligible to membeiship in the or
ganization. Of this number Mr. Flannery says fully
three-fourths are members of the Knights of
Labor, although some of them are in mixed
districts and all are not in N. T. A. 135. He
does not believe that the" new progressive
union will take away many of the Kuights
of Labor miners.
.in Iron Firm Reorganized.
The McKeesport Iron Works has changed
hands, or rather the company has reorgan
ized.., Instead of being operated by W. D.
Wood & Co. it will now be operated by the
W. Dewees Wood Iron Company.
Over 3,000 People Visited the Coliseum In
Allegheny Yesterday.
Over 3,200 people attended the American
Mechanic fair at the Coliseum last evening,
and the dancing platform was crowded until
midnight. Several new attractions have
been added. Councilman Edward O'Brien
has donated a well-shaped sheep, having six
legs, which can be seen for a nickel. This
attraction alone netted almost 50 for the
Washington Monument.
The councils that have booths are trying
to roll up large sums for the monument and
have some very novel attractions. At
some booths dressed hogs are being raffled
off each day. They ore donated by butch
ers and the proceeds are very satisfactory.
The hog that uas non yesterday
brought $35 60 and did not cost the commit
tee anything. It was won by a Third
nard citizen for 10 cents. The con
test for the most popular Mayor
of the two cities is attracting a great deal of
attention, and from present appearances
Mayor McCallin seems to be a trifle ahead,
and tbe Pittsburg friends of the monument
enterprise are working hard. Mayor Pear
son has a number of Allegheny friends who
are working for him, and the managers of
the fair are selling tickets at a dime each,
and don't seem to care who wins the prize, a
comfortable easy chair, as long as the dollars
and dimes roll into the monument treasury.
The fish pond amused hundreds ol' people
last night, and tbe fake picture gallery
brought in a large number of nickels. It is
now believed that the fair will bring in over
$6,000, which, added to the amount already
subscribed, will build the monument con
tracted for in the spring.
On Saturday afternoon all children under
14 years of age will be admitted free, and
special attractions will be provided.
Professor Case Relates, n fetory of Sir.
Harrison's Life.
Professor Case, the director of music at
Chautapqua, who conducted the singing at
Butler street M. E. Church on Sabbath,
left Pittsburg yesterday. He had observed
the newspaper gossip about President-elect
Harrison and the inauguration ball. It
reminded him of a personal reminiscence of
the famous Hoosicr.
"I was aiding Needham. the Evangelist,
in revival services at Indianapolis several
years ago," he said to the writer. "Mr.
Harrison was one of the most earnest sup
porters of the movement. There was a deep
religious feeling stirred np in the commu
nity. In the midst of it the news came that
Harrison had been elected United States
"Of course he was hardly looked for at
the services that night, but in he came as
usual, Bible under his arm, and there never
was a more fervent prayer than he made
that night. His whole conduct was modest,
unostentatious and earnest. He came night
alter night and actually made people forget
that it was a Senator of the United States
who was working lor their soul's salvation."
The National Marine Association Gives a
Largo Reception.
The National Marine Association, of this
city, gave a pleasant reception yesterday
afternoon and evening at their cozy rooms,
99 Water street, Abont 500 guests called
during the continuation of the festivities,
and spent a few moments with the jolly
members of the order.
The rooms of the club had been prettily
decorated with flowers for the occasion. An
orchestra played selections during the day
aud evening.
A fine luncheon was served, after which
speeches were made by President James A.
Lyon, Squire Cassidy, James J. Lawler,
Captain Moles and others. The clnb is com
posed of the officers of river steamers. Mr.
James A. Lyon, is President; William H.
Evans, Secretary, and T. C. Thornton,
A number of gifts were received by the
association yesterday from its friends. "The
members of the Eeception Committee were
Messrs. William Craig, John Hess, Thomas
Gates, William Smith, George Morley,
George Barkester, Charles McKinney and
John Lang.
A Select Dinner Given Last Night by W. O.
. II. Woods.
About the pleasantest little social event
of its kind given this season, and in point
of elegance surpassing all recent local ban
quets, was the stag banquet given in thc-
private dining room of the Hotel Duquesne
last night, by Mr. W. O. H. Woods, the
well-known young business man of this city.
The dinner was given to Messrs. Van Hunt
ington, of the Hotel Anderson; H. C. Par
due, of the Hotel Dnquesne, Joseph T.
Hughes and C. It. Sutphen.
The dining room was beautifully decor
ated and the tabic was a mass of choice cut
flowers. The gentlemen were in full eve
ning dress, and the menu was the finest that
conld be prepared. An agreement was
made that the party would banquet together
once a year as long as they lived. Appro
priate toasts were proposed aud responded
to, and Mr. Huntington gave a number of
original recitations.
Nearly Ten Per Day Rode In tbe Fntrol
Wneon Last Year.
Officer John McTighe makes the follow
ing report of the operations of the Police
Department, Central district, for the year:
Calls answered by patiol wagon, 3,343; ar
rests made, 3,818; miles covered, 2,178; per
sons taken to hospitals, 93; taken home, 52;
males arrested, 3,266; females arrested, 552.
Chief Elliot Makes Public His Keport
and Gives Estimates
Chief J. 0. Brown Explains a Few
parent Discrepancies.
A call was yesterday made on Mr. E. C.
Elliot, Chief of the Department of Public
Charities, to get his views oi matters and
things connected therewith, and a disserta-
tion on the features of his report and esti
mates, given out for publication this morn
ing; as also a chat on the increased expendi
tures, etc., hut Mr. Elliot is a eood parrier,
and the caller was compelled to content
himself with what the thief chose to say.
It was quite interesting, however.
He called attention to a law passed in
1883, under 'the provisions of which the
State is required to take care of the pauper
insane. Siuce that time the State institu
tions have shoved the burden off their shoul
ders, and tbe counties' have taken care of
this class as previously, nnd in consequence
this county, up to Sunday, is entitled to
$85,000. Mrl Elliot holds that such paupers
should not be kept at the City Home, and
that the department now appropriated to
this use should be added to the Hospital
He then branched off lot the subject of
pauper immigration, statins that much of
the credit for the awakening of the nation
on the subject was due to the late Board of
Poor Guardians of this city, and that its
through the Ford Congressional investiga
tion. Mr. Elliot stated that if the Immi
gration Commissioners had done their whole
duty much ot the infliction would have
been spared this country. The reason why
Pittsburg has been so much infested, says
Mr. Elliot, is that all over Europe an im-
Eression prevails that the demand for labor
ere is increasing, and cannot be supplied,
so that nearly all who must work for a liv
ing point this way.
He again suggests the remedy, that the
consuls at all ports in Europe be pro
vided with a force of police sufficient
to allow a complete ex?mination of all
people proposing to come to this coun
try. He argues that the cost of main
taining such departments would be a
mere trifle, and that it would save this
country many millions of dollars. He
would require mental; physical and age
tests, the latter an addition to all restrictions
now contemplated. A man who lands here
with faculties impaired by age, unless
specially fortunate in the matter of getting
suitable employment, or in having children
who get it and who have the disposition to
take care of him, has no resource except to
go to the poor house, as he has no friends or
even acquaintances interested in his wel
He states that the Ford Committee has in
possession conclusive evidence that Italian
tankers made $10,000,000 by sendingpaupers
to this country, and that all this really
comes off the United States. He says that
if every man who leaves a foreign port to
come to this country as an immigrant was
required to run the gauntlet of an honest
Consulate with an efficient detective force
to back it, there would be an end to pauper
immigration, and that the restriction should
be so firmly maintained that, if an immi
grant got here without a passport from the
Consulate, alleging the excuse that it had
been lost, he be sent back and permitted to
hunt it.
In conclusion Mr. Elliot thinks it would
be a good thing to require all Anarchists to
become naturalized and contributing citi
zens and to learn our langnage before they
are allowed to shake the red flag or criticise
our institutions. Some people may add
that an educational qualification should ex
tend considerably beyond the lines of An
archistic faith, but it is likely that a large
majority would vote to at least require it of
that political faith.
From Chief Elliot's report the most inter
esting facts and figures, aside from those
noted above, are culled as follows:
Pittsburq. December 31, 1SSS.
lion. William McCallin, Mayor or the city of
Dear Sib We submit the following report
of the receipts and expenditures of the Depart
ment of Charities from the 1st day of February,
18SS, to the BOth day of November. 1888. in
clusive, and- the estimated expenditures for
the months of December, 1SSS, and January,
Appropriation for fiscal year. 00,000 00
Tot il City Farm expenditures 47,930 48
Embracing as principal expenditures
Salatfes 12,086 89
Dlxmont Insane Asylum, maintenance of
indigent Insane 7.0SG 60
Groceries (SGI8 37). meat (S4.307 72), flour
and feed (fi, 038 47), produce (82,815 29),
Mind: lea (S2,5U 99), and fuel (.176), at
City Farni 20,687 SJ
Total outdoor relief expenditures 11,124 84
Embracing as principal expenditures
District pin slcians' salaries 2,999 70
Coal (81..21US7), undertaking (S1.S73 25),
and cash relief (81,993 92) 4,578 14
Total cltv ofllce expenditures, embracing
salarleb(S7.95413)andcxpenses(l,61103) 9,615 IS
Total expenditures of the department tor
ten months 68,690 60
Balance In appropriation December 1, 1S88. 21,309 40
it'inatcd exoendliures for Taonths of
December and January. 17,000 00
Estimated balance In appropriation at
end of fiscal vear 4.309 40
.Receipts from various sources on deposit
In Freehold Hank , 1,500 00
Estimated balance to be turned over to
Controller at end or fiscal year 5,809 40
Market value of products raised on city
farm 8,797 47
Inasmuch as tbe fiscal year commences on
February 1, 1S89, 1 am compelled to estimate
the expenses for the months of December, 1888,
aud January, 1S89. The Department of
Charities suggests, in view of the appropriation
for the next j ear, that the past season has
been an
one, and that the croos raised at the City
Farm are larger and more valuable than ever
before, and tbe D epartment respectfully asks
for an appropriation for the expenses for the
j ear ending February 1,1890, of $30,000, being
the same amount appropriated for the preced
ing jcar, as amply sufficient to supply the
ants of the Department.
The chief of the Department especially calls
the attention of the city Government, through
Your Honor, to tho provisions of the act en
titled: "An act to provide for the caro and
treatment of the indigent insane of the several
counties of tbo Commonwealth, in btate hos
pitals lor the insane, approved June 13, 1883,
A. Lt. vz.
While the provisions of this act do not, il
forms, anplv to the cities of Pittsbunr am
Philadelphia, either by name or class, vet both?
of these cities are equitably entitled to the
samo relief extended to counties in tho btate,
inasmuch as a largo part, probably tbe larger
part of the revenues of the State, are derived
lrom corporations and other taxes raised in
these cities. The act of 1SS3, in terms, provides
that tbe pauper insane shall bo confined in the
State hospitals for tbe insane, and that the
total cost of keeping and clothing shall not ex
ceed t4 per week; one-half of which is to bo
paid by tbe State and one-half by the county
wliei e the lunatic was domiciled at the time of
his commitment.
Pittsbprg and Philadelphia both have insane
departments connected with their almshouses.
In thU c$y this department has endeavored, so
far without success, to have its insane paupers
remove 1 to State asylums, so as togettffc
benefits of the act of 1883, and savo the city
money. ,
The department suggests that a supplement
to said act of Assembly be drafted, to be ap
proedbytbe Councils, and sent to Harris
burp, tha power and actual support of tbe city
behind the measure, and that the chief of this
department be given full power in the premises.
Chief J. O. Brown Talks of Hcnltb, and of
Old Contracts Dae Discrepancies in
Estimates (July Apparent.
A the man who objects, seems to have
taken a decided stand against certain items
incorporated in the reports and estimates of
the different departments of the city govern-
rnent, an interview was sought with Chief
J.' O. Brown of tho Bureau of Publio
That pleasant person was fonnd in his
home on Wylie avenue, and was perfectly
willing to explain the whys and wherefores
of things and figures apparently not under
stood by a merely average brain.
"I have asked," said he, "for an increase
in appropriations of tbe Bureau of Health,
for tbe purpose of maintaining the garbage
furnace and establishing a system of
thorough vaccination, and I will he thanked
for this before the summer is over. The
garbage furnace was built before I came in,
and it cost (500 a month to ran it. The
money has run ont and tbe furnace is now
shnt down. Beside that there is not enough
money for vaccination purposes.
"When I went in we had 13 inspectors,
while the appropriation only fixed the pay for
seven. Then Conncils went to work and in
creased the number of inspectors to ten, and
I was in the delicate position of a pay
master to 13 inspectors for a while,
thpn 10 for the balance of the year,
from moneys appropriated onlv for seven.
Thorough vaccination must and shall be at
tended to and every part of our big city
will be canvassed. Tuts is no town any
more, and it must be run on city principles.
"We have an enormous number of doubtful
foreign workmen coming in here endanger
ing our health, and we will have no out
break of smallpox or cholera it I can avoid
"Another thin?, I want a reserve on
hands, no matter how small, for the general
hospital fund, in order that infections cases,
even in large numbers, can be isolated and
carefully attended to without delay. This
question of garbage is becoming vital in a
crowded city like onrs. "We have only one
fnrnace where we ought to have fonr or five.
AVc are going to keep our single furnace
running day and night and do the very best
we can with it.
"Allegheny is dumping her garbage into
the river, but that is no solution to the
problem, and she certainly will not dump
the garbage there in summer.
"lean easily explain certain figures in
my report that are apparently mystifying.
Next month we are to settle np the con
tracts; the cash of conrse must be included
in the estimates. The Nineteenth ward
station house will be finished early in Feb
ruary, and must be paid for at once. The
Seventeenth ward station honse will be
finished and paid for this month, and they
go far toward making np.the total of esti
mates. In the Fire Bureau, for instance,
there is an outstanding contract now in liti
gation for some $10,000 for engines, which
must be paid, so onr estimates are small
"The bureaus have done cood work for
the last year, and we are going to do even-
netter lor the next year, because tbe require
ments of our growing city demand it."
Tbo Ladles of tbe Church Givo Tbem a
Kcw Year's Dinner.
Abont 60 persons, members of Trinity
Tested Choir, sat down to a bountiful din
ner tendered by the ladies of the congrega
tion, at the Monongahela House yesterday
afternoon. The Key. Samuel Maxwell, rec
tor of the church, presided. Short addresses
were made by Judge Single, Kev. Maxwell,
Messrs. Mason, Shoemaker, Bratt and
Choirmaster Huntington.
The choir sang George William Warren's
beautiful hymn, "Hark! The Herald Angels
Sing!" Leonard Wales, organist of the
church, recited an original poem on the
achievements of the choir at Christmas time.
Following are selections from the poem:
All through tbe cbnrch above oar heads,
In bright perennial green.
The festive decorations wave,
A merry yuletlde scene.
Then come sweet bnrsts of melody,
hlch fall upon the ear.
As did the wise men of tbe East,
Angelic voices hear. '
And now ire enter weU upon
A season of good cheer,
Jl' every service (rain us strength
Throughout the glad New Year.
Attractive Features for the Nee ting of Chau
tauqua Renders.
The regular monthly meeting of the Pitts
burg Central Circle of the Chautauqua Lit
erary aud Scientific Circle will be held to
morrow evening at the Chapel of the T. M.
C. A. building. The programme contains
the following attractive features:
A paper will be read on the life and char
acter of Demosthenes, by Miss Maggie
Greves. Eev. D. A. McCIenahan, Professor
in the U. P. Theological Seminary, and
also a member of the, faculty of the Chau
tauqua University, will give an interesting
talk on the character of Jesus. The subject
of Sunday reading will be discussed by Mr.
A. M. Martin. Music will be furnished bv
-Misses Beacom and Conmiller. The invi
tation is a general one.
To Let for Business 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 the new
Dispatch building, 75, 77 and 70Diamond
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.
Our January Sale Wool Dress Goods.
Come and see the mark-downs $1 im
ported 50-inch fabrics at 50c; fabrics at 50c;
fancy jacquard combination stripes at 50c;
all-wool checks and plain weaves at 25c,
and a small lot at 10c a yard, not what they
are worm, not Dy one-halt, but they are to
be sold quick. Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Extraordinary Bargains
In ladies', gents' and children's scarlet,
merino, camel's hair and natural wool nn
Jerwear, to close balance of stock belore our
annual inventory. H. 0". Ltnch's,
wssu 438 and 440 Market street.
Oar January Mnlc IG-Incb Wool Cash
, meres
At 58c a bargain at 7Cc. This is the place
for dress goods at lowest prices, and good
goods at that. Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Carry Business College,
Sixth street, is a college of offices in which
students are clerks, bookkeepers, cashiers
and bank clerks, managers, etc., working
tor their employers, who are their instruct
ors. Winter term begins January 2, 1889. d
Great Bnrcalns In Pars and Far Trim
mine. Come in and see prices to-day lowest
ever made best quality only in all fur
trimmings muffs
and boas to match
greatly reduced.
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Only three left plain seal wraps, sizes
32, 34 and 36-inch bust measure; these sold
formerly for 5175 and $200, now only 5125
each. , Hugus & Hacke.
WHirMYRE & Co.'s Iron City Flour.
Best in the market
Our. 40-inch 50c black and colored cash
mere is certainly the best valne in the city.
atwTSu Huar3 & Hacke.
Bow They Performed a Pantomime
last Nteht to a Like Audience
A Yariety Show of Stirring Scenes from
Indian Life, Enacted.
There was a grand pantomime exhibition
given at the Deaf and Dumb Asylara in
Edgewood last night. Such rollicking
gleesome performances, such amusing gam
bols and such laughable incidents were
enacted as to arouse tbe risibilities af almost
any person, but "never a sound was heard
among those forming the larger part of the
It has been a custom at the institution to
give the pupils some entertainment during
tbe holidays, because tiiev stay at the insti
tution and are not allowed to go home for
more than a day. Various kinds of pas
times have been introduced, but none found
as much favor among the deaf and dnmb as
the narttomine. because thev can under
stand the meaning of such an exhibition
better than they would understand any
other play.
The performance of last night was in the
style of a variety show. The stage, curtain,
and the scenery, had been arranged in a
suitable manner, footlights were merrily
flickering in the front, and when the signal
for the commencement of the exhibition was
given, all eyes were expectantly directed to
ward the stage. The rest of the chapel was
dark, so as to throw the performing actors
out into a broader light.
Suddenly the curtain was drawn, and a
couple of young men dressed in tights like
the ordinary circus acrobat, bowed to the
silent audience. Everything was imitated,
with the utmost accuracy. Even the irre
pressible clown, arrayed in the most
grotesque garb, was there, and when the
two gymnasts performed their feats, the
clown was not lacking in burlesquing their
The next feature of the show was a negro
woman, who went marketing. While buy
ing some pies, however, several boys got at
her basket and stole the pies. The stolen
goods cave the thieves the stomach ache.
and a physician called, who used the pump
with the effect of bringing a rabbit from the
patient's stomach.
An act of a wonderful doctor, a New
Year's party and a burlesque on William
Tell and the inexperienced waiter were the
next numbers on the programme. Then
came several scenes and incidents among
the Indians, which were remarkably well
The scene showed a wild part ot the
country with a wigwam, in the front of,
which an Indian woman was roasting
potatoes on a gridiron. She was accom
panied by her daughter. Presently four
Indians appeared who had slain a bear.
They were clad in the true style of the red
man. They danced a war-dance around the
bear, than they sat down and had a few
whiffs from the calumet, after which they
enjoyed tbe roast potatoes. Three of the
Indians lett, and one remained behind to
guard the bear, the woman, the child and
the wigwam, but he was attacked by four
white men, who bound him and the female
to atree to kill them. Jnst then the other
Indians returned, and a battle was fought
in which seven men were killed, one wnite
man surviving.
The actions of these deaf and dnmb per
formers were remarkably well worked out.
The spectator could see, that tbey had not
only been well trained, bntthey were throw
ing their hearts and souls into their work.
The eveninir's Tjerformnnne closer! xrith
three tableux from the Indian battle. There
were about 30 members of the institution,
who had taken an active part in the per
formance, and while they did not know
whether they had satisfied their audience,
they looked as if tbey were themselves satis
fied with their efforts.
Mr. B. K. Allabough, the supervisor of
the boys, had trained the performers and
he certainly deserves great credit.
Helena, M. T. )
JAJT. 28, 18SS. J
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market being full of imitations of the name
McLane. spelled differently but of the same
pronunciation. Always make sure of the words
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Thompson Bros. Corsets.
109 Federal Street,
First Square Above Railroad Depots.
L? layer and palled figs, choice layer and
bunch raisins, French prunes, Fard dates, Vos
tezzi currants, princess and Langnedoc al
monds, . Texas polished pecan', (Grenoble
walnuts- all selected new crop. J NO. A. BEN
SHAW & CO., Family Grocers, Liberty and
Ninth sts. de!4-ws
Apricots, pears, cherries, lies, prunes, gin
ger and assorted fruits, in fancy cartons and by
the pound, forsaleby
deU-W Corner Liberty and Ninth sts.
Ac ?-
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cleara"nce sale.
The Great Bargain Event of the
New Year.
Everybody knows we carry the largest
and most complete stock in all depart
ments, especially iu Silks and Dress
Goods. Many odd lots and broken
lines of fine goods mnst be sold and
cleaned ont before stock-taking. Each
department has been gona over thor
oughly and all suroltu lots marked
down away below their cost to us, as
this sale mnst be a Quick way1 of dispos
ing of all these goods at once.
Counter lots at So cents a yard; at SI
a yard; at $1 0 a yard; at 82 a yard this
includes onr entire stock formerprices
12 to $20 a yard; some are short lengths
for panels, others full pieces; the hand
somest goods made.
One lot of India silks, dress patterns,
not short pieces, at SO cents a yard.
One lot extra fine printed Bengalines at
50 and 75 cents a yard; reduced from SI
and $2 25. One lot o( richly colored,
changeable Faille Silks at $L werejl 50.
One lot colored satin Bhadames at SO
cents, cheap at 75 cents. Special good
values in colored Gros de Londres, Pean
de Soies and Failles, high colors, SI from
12 50 and S3 a yard. One lot of all-silk
Moires, full line of colors, at 50 cents;
one lot at 75 cents. One lot at SI to close
them out, a reduction of one half on
each yard. One lot heavy, fine quality
changeable Moire Silks. $2 quality, at SI
a yard. One lot of fancy figured Moire
Silks, Ught shades, ativO cents a yard,
suitable for fancy ball dresses.
See the 25 cent counter. Stop at tbe 50
cent counter. One lot 46-inch French
Cashmeres at 53 cents, lowest price ever
known, regularly sold at 75 cents.
Fancy combination stripes (imported)
at 50 cents a yard, from SI 25. 50-inch
all wool. French Plain Suitings, only GO
cents. Sebastopols, Serges, Foules,
Checks, Block Plaids, Moire btripes, all
new tms season. 40 to 40 inches wide, all
fo at 60 cents a yard. Great values m
'rench Broadcloths. One lot English,
Silk Warp Henrietta Cloths, choics
colors, down to 75 ceuts a yard. Special
banrains in fine Black Goods, Wool
Serges, Camel's Hair, Cashmeres. Whip
Cords. Diagonals and Fancy Stripe and
Brocade effects and Habit Cloths. Also
several lots of fine all Wool Cloaking-.
Beavers and Kerseys, all reduced.
Here are the greatest bargains ever
known that's saying a great deal, bat
we mean it. Long Garments In black
and colors, fine cloth, plain and braided,
best sbancs, all reduced. Onr line of
Striped and Plaid Cloth Ulsters and
Newmarkets at S10 ate best value ever
offered. One lot of Plnsh Mantles,
handsomely trimmed, at SI5 each, were
SSKoSSO apiece colored. Bargains in
fine Beaver Cloth Jackets, in fancy
Cloth Jackets, in Black Cloth Jackets.
Great reductions in our entire stock of
Ladies' Made-up Suits for street and
honse wear from plain cloth dresses to
finest imported Paris costumes, all are
reduced. Bargains also, in Tur Misses'
and Children's Cloak Department. Gar
ments, 10 to 14-year sue; all Winter Gari
ments to go.
For men fine standard makes so
trash In Merino, Natural Wool, Pur
Wool, Scarlet Wool. Also, great bar
gains in Ladies' Ribbed Wool Vests and
Drawers, in white and colors; also in
Merino and Natural Wool Underwear.
Bargams in Children's Union Suits.
A quick sale this January sale of ours
actual and special bargains goods all
arranged so yon can find them easily.
Come at once.
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