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n?HB PTTTSBUEG DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 1890.
MB HIS MOTHEB.
Partington Starts Upon Her
Long Voyage of Adventure
ON BOAKD OP THE SEVEN POLLIES.
The Good Ola Lady Succumbs to Seasickness
AH EMOLUME&T IN A STEANGER'S GRIP
iwmtk ros the e:siitch.i
called Ike to her
ide, and oyer and
ver again en
uined it upon the
teward to look
he would lie
own in her berth
ud catch a nap,
3 the had ridden
ome distance and
elt. as she w-
he steward, a lit-
ind being hoisted
ion Doara use a
V- f -VT barrel ot potatoes
'. was enough to
frustrate anyone. She then laid her grip
sack on the cabin table and turned in all
standing like a trooper's horse.
, And such a delightful sleep as she had!
Such dreams of vessels drawn by horses,
over tranquil waters, 'neath arching sum
mer skies on which Isaac was sporting with
all the "abandonment" of exuberant youth,
sticking pins into circumambient cherubs,
"when suddenly the sky grew dark, Isaac
slid down on a convenient rainbow, thunder
lolled tumultously, intermittent earth
quakes added their tumult, and she awoke
Unconscious of what the noises meant, ber
first thought was to spring irom her berth,
the second was that she was sorry she had
clone it, for, as she emerged from between
the drawn curtains, she found herself pitch
ing headlong into a passenger's berth on the
opposite side of the little cabin; but fortu
nately the occupant was on deck, and she
escaped the great mortification which his
ibeing there would hare caused her. Extri
'fcating herself from this dilemma, she at
tempted to cross the cabin toward the com
panion way, when she plunged like a mad
steer, into the stomach of Captain Darit,
"who was coming down, and was thrown flat
en his back by the concussion.
"Dear me," said she, as the captain
feebly; "I guess I'll go below," and he dis
appeared. "I wonder if the steward put my gripsack
in my berth?" said another, and he likewise
All were gone at last, and the Seven Fol
lies was nermitted to practice as many eccen
tric tricks as she pleased, and tshe was
pleased to perform a good many.
Ike, in the meantime, had made friends
with the cook, a Cnracoa negro, and all the
forecastle hands, and had learned every rope
in the brig, helped haul at the braces, and
was so busy about-decks that Si Pelton, the,
mate, said he was a sailor already. With
the cook he was a special favorite, who gave
him potatoes to feed to the horses, which re
ceived the donation gladly, as they were
pitched forward and thrown back by the
motion of the vessel.
The cry of "Whoa" prevailed after leav
ing the capes, and Mrs. Partington, as she
lay in her berth, heard the sound, which
was woeful to her ears, and it commended
itself to her sensorium as an expression of
woe, which, she mentally said, should be
reported to the Society for the Promotion of
Cruelty to Animals as soon as she got home.
Ike came booming into the cabin, with a
shout, and sought the dame as she lay hid
den under the bed-clothes.
"Isaac," said she, "brinjr me myhand
bag from the table, and please ask your
PITTSBURG II 1865.
Some Recollections of a .Newspaper
Han Who First Came to
THIS CITY BACK IN THE SIXTIES.
A Smoky Atmosphere Contrasting With
ABOLISHING THE QUAINT OLD WATCH
I -III ifl
Mrs. Partington Find a Flask of Brand;.
The Seven PolUes Dances Over the Watet.
picked himself up carefully and seemed po
litely angry; "dear me. what a convolution
I am in I My brain is in such a state of
coagulation that I can hardly keep on my
feet. I never felt so before, and I have a
aashua at my stomach that is very unpleas
ant I hope you were not harmonized by
"No, ma'am," replied the captain; "quite
the reverse. The brig is pitching, that's all.
She's a lively little craft. You'll get used
to it soon."
"Well," Baid she, "I'm glad to know it is
not my head that's jumping so. Goodness
gracious 1" aud she grabbed at the captain
to keep herself from tumbling up the com
"Steward 1" shouted Captain Davit.
"Aye, aye sir."
"Here, have a care for this lady, and put
that jug in my stateroom. Do you hear ?"
"Aye, aye, sir."
The captain resigned his charge to the
steward, and returned to the deck. The
jug was a formidable one, and as Mrs. Part
ington held tenaciously to his arm, swaying
with the motion of the vessel, he said, with
"Cap'n's medicin chist"
"Is he a distempered man?" she asked.
"Dreffle seasick. Gin cure 'im. Nat's on
till gin am gone."
"That is the most ginuine thing I ever
heard of in medicated science," said Mrs.
Partington, as the roll of the vessel almost
lurched her on her beam end in spite ot the
steward; "and shows how nicely means mav
be adopted for ends. But I feel the horrid
sashua coming on again, and will you please
lead me to my berth? and please look after
"All right, tnem; he's all right; funny lit
He drew the curtain and retired,
jffbe Seven Pollies had sailed down the
vraTeless harbor so smoothly and Quietly,
passing along by shores replete with beauty,
that the six passengers on deck enjoved their
cigars and chatted merrilv. the lunnv mm
of the party saying with emphasis that it was
a "truly hortepicious beginning" of their
cousin Si if he cannot tie the vessel in some
way so that it can be easier, for I am com
He brought the bag to her and then went
on deck to give her message to Si, who told
him to assure her that it should be attended
to, and then, as it was now dark, he went to
bis little bed on a pile of crates, made up
for him by the steward, dropping off into
slumber, rocked in the cradle ot the deep.
Mrs. Partington having recovered "her
property, laid it aside for the moment, but
when everything was quiet, excepting the
cry of "Whoa" on deck and the creaking of
the timbers, as the vesselsetted into a hol
lowof the waves, she opened her sack by the
cabin lamp dimly burning.
"Bless my soul!" said she, "what could
they have put these things in for? two
bunches of Clears, a package of matches, a
comb, tooth and hair brush, three packs of
cards and a willow flask! what can it sig-
miyy x wonder what's in the flask? Medi
cine, I guess, an emolument lorseasickness."
She here unscrewed the top, smelled the
contents of the flask, and several times re
peated the operation. i
"If my oilfactones don't deceive me,"
said she, " 'tis brandy, and it is said, by
thosewhohave tried it, that it is an essensual
thing for sea affectation."
She raised herself on her elbow, elevated
the flask to the extent of her ability, and at
tempted to swallow; but the angle was not
right for deglutition, and the fluid ran down
her neck? outside, rather than in, she not per
ceiving it and still trying, until, as she said
to the steward afterward, she was completer
satiated with the moisture.
In the midst of her perplexity she heard a
voice proceeding from the outer cabin
"Where in Halifax is my gripsack? and
whose is this? Here I have stockings, and
handkerchiefs, and needle books, and knit-
ling wort, and a snufl-box, and heaven
knows what else, and all my cigars and
brandy gone to the deuce."
Mrs. Partington heard the voice, and with
her customary shrewdness, knowing what it
meant, she screwed on the top, and, calling
the steward, bade him take the bag to the
irate owner and request an exchange. This
was effected and order reigned.
The Captain kept his watch on deck, until
at eight bells he came below, with a very
pale face, except the end of his nose, which
seemed in a high state of inflammation, as
revealed by the swinging lamp in the cabin.
"What is the matter?" said Mrs, Parting
ton, through a chink in her curtain, as he
was entering his state room. "What is the
matter? Is the vessel floundering?" Had
he replied "Yes" it would have made little
difference to her as she then felt.
"Sezik," he curtlv said, and then called.
This was responded to with "Aye, aye,
sir," and Mrs. Partington heard spoken in
an undertone, the order, which she heard
xnanv times thereafter, until the medicine
chest was exhausted:
"Gin and waterl"
It was a hard watch for the steward that
nieht, whose duty it was to watch over the
recumbent Captain and supply his medicitie
as demanded, the doses being at so limited a
time between that the question propounded
by the Governor of South Carolina to the
Governor of North Carolina could have
had no warrant there. In the morning the
Captain came from his room with pallid
cheeks; but his nose beamed with a richer
The first night passed uncomfortably to
everyone, and at six bells, all but Mrs.
Partington mustered on deck with languid
looks, the seas rolling in threatening masses
"I shall remain in my berth, steward,"
said she, "for it will be death to Jiie to go
up, and nothing. but corrosive measures shall
move me." B. P. Shillabee.
Ike Eat a Good Time.
Voyage. All were happy jjntil n earing the
capes whieh divide the waters of the main
from the inland channel there occurred sun
dry disagreeable motions which indicated a
change of conditions, endangering equanim
ity, increasing as the vessel proceeded, and
when they entered the "world of waters," as
some inspired poet has called the ocean, the
Seven Pollies revealed the character which
the caotain had given her as a "lively little
cralt." Sne danced right merrily with the
Taves, the smokers threw the stumps of
ineir cigars ut eruoara, conversation was re
duced to ltsjuinimnmorceasedentirplf-nnfl
IganghteV was silently tabooed.
loircniiijuus air osi" said one. verr
The Rock of Gibraltar
Has not a firmer base than that on which the
reputation of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters re
poses. With shrewd discernment, the Ameri
can public long since promoted it to the chief
place in their esteem as a remedy for malaria,
nervous diseases, dyspepsia, kidney trouble,
biliousness and constipation. As a tonic, altera
tive and diuretic, it ranks easily first.
CARPETS AT HALF PRICE.
January Bargains nt Groeizlnger's That
Were Never Equaled.
In taking stock we discovered a great
many short lengths of carpets.
Tbey are from 15 to 40 yards in length
plenty for any room and consist of best
grades of wiltons, moquettes, body Brussels,
tapestry Brussels, etc.
They will be on sale on Tuesday morning
on first floor.
These are all fine goods, and as tbey will
go at the price of cheapest goods, they
won't last long.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Th'e Anderson Gaa-SaTlosjBarner Sold by
G. Trautman's, 1803 Carson st, S. S.
Samuel Hare & Co., 1717 (Arson st.'S. S.
Jos. Jones & Co., Main and Alexander
sts., W. E.
John Cowley, 6229 Penn ave., E. E.
K. J. Bradshaw, 71 Jackson it, Allegheny.
I. K. Becker, 646 Penn ave.
P. P. Koline, 111 Fourth ave., and
Standard Plumbing Co., 82 Pourth ave.
D. Ltjtz & Son's justly celebrated ale,
porter and beer are every year growing in
publio estimation. Office and brewery cor.
Chestnut st. and Spring Garden ave., Alle
Opening of Thnmajs Dancing Academy
Por beginners next week, Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday evenings. Children's
class Saturday afternoon. See amusement
column, this paper.
DON'I forget our "Porget-Me-Not" sale.
PuusHHAX & Co., Pittsburg.
twnrrTEjf fob tiii dispatch.
I think it was Heller, the magician, who
played a very good-natured but extremely
telling practical joke on the Pittsburg audi
ences. He was a great favorite in the Smoky
City; for lie was a witty talker and an ex
cellent musician as well as an exceptionally
good conjurer. And the ol&ckk town was a
favorite wjth him, too. Therefore, when he
.exhibited on the stage a large easel, and an
nounced that the curtained picture on it
was a perfect bird's-eye view of Pittsburg,
the people took it as a very friendly compli
ment, and prepared to do full honor to the
work of art.
After a sufficient amount of preliminary
talk the curtain which hid the picture was
thrown back and the"perfect bird's-eye view"
was made manifest. There was a moment
of puzzled silence in old Masonic Hall, and
then a storm of uproarious laughter and ap
preciative applause. Pittsburg was always
quick to see a joke, even at its own expense;
and here was a-very neat joke of that kind.
The frame which the curtain had hidden
held a large square of black velvet, with not
even a white margin to relieve its blackness!
That was the idea the bird had gained of
And really Heller's joke was not half so
much of an exaggeration as a stranger com
ing now to the city would suppose. In the
summer of 1865, when I first came to the old
town, I remember finding the perpetual
darkness a cause of mnch mental disquiet as
well as of physical discomfort. There was
no signal service then to tell us every morn
ing what kind of weather to not expect,
and I was continually apprehensive of the
severest thunder storm I had ever experi
enced. At that time, and for nearly 20 years aft
erward, the citizens had one infallible test
by which they were able to distinguish a
stranger before he had uttered a word. The
visitor's face was sure to be streaked with
blackness, while the Pittsburger's face was
clean or bad the dirt evenly distributed
The stranger would feel a flake of the
black snow which filled the air alight upon
his nose or his cheek, and he would care
fully rub it off with his handkerchief-the
result being a tell-tale smear which enlight
ened all beholders. The old resident under
"such. circumstances fanned himself gently
with his handkerchief, and the flake ot soot
fluttered lightly away, leaving no trace.
A PITTSBUBG ACCOMPLISnME.NT
Chicago is a citv of smoke now; so is St.
Louis; so is Cincinnati. Some Pittsburgers,
made giddy by inhaling so much natural
gas, are even fond of saying that Philadel
phia is begrimed with smoke, which it is
not. But in none of these places have I
ever witnessed an accomplishment which
commanded my admiration in Pittsburg in
1865. I doubt if it could be practiced any
where else. The natural and cultivated
talent necessary for it belongs to no other
people. The person who, by a peculiar
twist of the mouth, can blow a flake of soot
off his own nose is not the kind of person
you find scattered promiscuously through
all sorts of cities; but he is the kind pre
valent in Pittsburg in 1865.
In those days of murk one of the very first
strong impressions a stranger received was
one of pleasant surprise. It was an unend
ing marvel how so many fresh, pretty girls,
and so many comely matrons, with com
plexions fair and wholesome, could possibly
exist and keep their untarnished beauty in
such an atmosphere. They did, and I have
heard avast amount of wondering comment
on the pleasant fact. There are just as
many beautiful girls and women to-day as
then, but lor lack of contrast their beauty
shines less conspicuously.
Then every visitor to the city went to the
top of Mount Washington to get a view of
the city. The journey was by no means a
trifling one, for there was no inclined plane
there to give one a lift; but if circumstances
favored, the view obtained was worth all the
toil and trouble. At flight, particularly,
the spectacle was unspeakably weird and
picturesque; for there spread out below was
what Parton called "Hell with the lid off."
But so very rarely did circumstances fa
vor! The chances were a good many to one
that from the height attained at so much
cost of labor nothing in the world could be
seen but smoke. Probably not a steeple or
chimney could be seen piercing the black
density, and not even a visible gleam of fire
brightening the gloom. The exhibition of
Pittsburtr was most apt to be a repetition.
on a large scale, of Heller's "bird's-eye
But, after all, the stranger who stayed
long enough to discover what else there was
beside smoke and soot, inevitably fell in
love with Pittsburg, and was always glad to
come again and again. There was so much
of hearty, genial cordiality; of heartfelt
hospitality; of the best refinement; of whole
some energy and restless enterprise, that no
right-minded person could fail to be
And besides, where there was so much
smoke there must be fire. Yes, and what
fire it was! Nowhere is there another sort
so cheering, so sociable and so heart-warming
as the old open-grate fire of bituminous
coal. To sit alone in the room with one was
like sitting close to a chatty and well
Of course, I know all about the advantages
of the natural gas fire. They are many and
great; but tell me this: Can yon poke a
natural gas fire and make it flame up and
cackle with pleasant laughter, and sputter
with unuttered jokes? Then go to with the
fire of gas! I like better the old sort, ith
its smoke and its comradeship.
Another tour which the visitor was called
upon to make, If his entertainer was a public-spirited
and far-seeing citizen, was
through some portions of Allegheny City.
He was conducted north, south, east and
west, and wa&carefully informed that he
was not to thffik for a moment that he was
seeing the best portions of the Bister city.
He hoped he was not, for the portions he
looked upon were not of the most fascinat
ing character. Open spaces, long and wide;
with short-cut paths running through them
to suit the convenience of people who lived
beyoud them these were the features to
which his attention was invjtecl.
The spaces were unkempt, and in some
places were made unsightly by heaps of
rubbish dumped upon the ground. Every
where tbey were disordered, neglected and
unimproved. These, the visitor was in
formed, were the Allegheny Commons.
They were public property, a public oppor
tunity and a public reproach.
Straightway the visitor saw, with enlight
ened vision, that which his guide had meant
him to see what a splendid chance was here
for a grand public improvement. Allegheny
had what few cities have, the material laid
ready to her hand for a continuous chain of
beautilul parks bordering the very heart of
In 1865 the prospect that the commons
would ever become the parks seemed dim
and distant, indeed. Yet now the Alle
gheny Parks ibave been for so long a time
the pride and glory of the city that it is
only by calling memory to severe account
that we can recall the time of the rubbishy,
uncared-for commons. And I suppose that,
in the extra summer which Christmas
brought into this winter, the statues that
stand where dust-heaps stood looked down
upon many pairs of low-talking youths and
maidens who never knew the time when
there was no beautilul park to make
Yet, when -we come to think of it, It is not
so very long ago that the first fountain was
set to sparkling. A notable event it was,
and great crowds thronged to the place from
allPittsburgandall Allegheny to seethe
first stream thrown into the air. Cheers
greeted its first npward leap, and the news
papers made much of the event, both before
And now beholdl statues and monuments
and fountains are everywhere. Beautiful
trees abound, and conservatories of rare
flowers offer abundant treasures. And only
the other day a monument was unveiled
there in honor of a man who, in the old time
I have spoken of, was an unknown worker
in a printing office! Truly, time works fast
UNCHANGED ASD CHANGED.
But one thing time has not changed to any
great extent, and that is the perplexing
maze of Pittsburg streets. The stranger in
1890 will have just as much trouble in find
ing his way about as the Btranger of 1865
experienced. In the course of time he will
learn how it is that Wood street and Fifth
avenue, being at fight angles with each
other, can both form an angle with Liberty
street also; and he will learn the material
distinction between Sixth street and Sixth
avenne; perhaps will master the science of
the acute angles formed by streets running
parallel to the Monongahela river with
streets running parallel to the Allegheny
river. But -when he attacks the problem of
the hill streets, he will solve it as the
stranger in 1865 solved it: By concluding
that some early settler tied a tin pail to a
dog's tail, and laid out a street wherever the
dog made tracks in the mud!
And on many of the streets the newcomer
will see the self-same things the oldcomer
saw. The same houses, or others just like
them, are there; and scarcely a Hint is given
of the great wave of change which has so
altered the face of things in central locali
ties that the old citizen, returning after years
of absence, feels that he is in a strange city.
The wave will eddy into these nooks after a
time; but now there are some ot them, with
in five minutes' walk' of the Court House,
where not a ripple has been felt.
Where it has struck, what an altered
aspect it has brought to pass! Looking at
Pittsbnrg now, and then looking back to
1865, it seems as though the old place must
have stood still belore that time, and for
some time afterward. We know that it is
not so, but the recent leap has been so vigor
ous and so startling that it appears like the
nrst spring of a newly-awakened athlete.
How long was it after the war before there
was any change in the business architecture
or the house architecture of the city? Stores
and dwellings were built in plenty, but they
were built solid and square and unornamen-
tal, just exactly as their predecessors had
been. "The Iron Front" on Fifth avenue
was a show building in those good old times.
Now look! Pittsburg seems intent, on
taking the lead, architecturally, as well as
manufactorily if that is an allowable word.
Some of the new business blocks would so
sttjrtle an old-time ghost that he would
think he had snrely mistaken the place.
As for the new houses thtt many of the
people are housing themselves in, there are
no words to describe the change from the
old style homes. A visit to some of the
residence quarters of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny is bewildering to an old-timer. The
more modest houses, for people of very mod
erate means, are pretty and picturesque be
yond the imaginings of the 1865 builders;
while the varied and artistic magnificence
of some of the palaces prepared for wealth
is simply astonishing. Truly, if Pittsburg
did not move in the old days it moves
enough now to make up for lost time.
"watchman, tell tjs."
Does it seem strange to any reader to be
told that policemen are a comparatively
recent innovatien in Pittsburg? Well, they
are. Blue coats, brass buttons, belt and
mace were all in the future, no longer ago
There were watchmen in those days and
nights, and not so very many. of them.
Watch boxes they had for shelter at various
points on the streets, and they would issue
forth from them at intervals and make their
rounds. None of them were assigned to
special duty at the corners of crowded
thoroughfares either, and people who wished
to get across the street waited until there
was a break in the line of vehicles or else
took the ohances.
When the organized police force was in
contemplation a police force that shonld
be fitting for a city of such proportions as
Pittsburg was beginning to attain there
was much discussion about the matter. And
I remember that one point of the discussion
struck me as being characteristically Amer
ican. Objection was made to the proposed
uniforming of the men, because a uniform
was a livery, and a livery was a badge of
servitude, and consequently a humiliation.
This objection was met by thefargument
that a whole army of the best citizens of the
country had just been disbanded; and every
many in that army had worn a uniform. Of
course such a discussion could end but in
one way the way it did end. The police
were uniformed, and no man of them found
any humiliation in the fact
For some time after 1865 the watchmen
kept up the quaint old custom of crying the
hour of the night: "Twelve o'clock at night,
and all's well!" It took some tim to get
used to hearing it. but one missed the call
ing when it was done away with.
James C. Pdbdt.
THE LATEST CRAZE.
Some Bard Facts About Influenza,
Its Spread and Effects.
LA GEIPPE IS KAEELY FATAL,
in the Aristocratic Bossian
Form or as the
COMMON AMEBICAN COLD IN THE HEAD.
One on the Old Gentleman,
IWBITTEX 0R THE DISPATC1I.3
The American people are very impression
able. They like a hobby of some kind, even
if tbey have to go to Europe for it Influ
enza is now the craze over which they are
bubbling, and they are not satisfied with
the ordinary American kind which would
satisfy an average person, but they must
have the Bussian kind with a French name
"La Grippe." The old-fashioned kind
which we have all had, and which our
grandfathers had, and which was always
called "cold in the head," accompanied by
neuralgic aud rheumatic pains, are not
good enough, or rather bad enough, but
whenever a cold in the head develops the
patient of course has the Bussian "Grippe,"
and at once lets go physically and becomes
prostrated, for it is fashionable to be pros
trated if the sneeze occurs half a dozen
times, and, in fact, it has become quite the
thing to have it anyhow, and to rub the
nose and eyes constantly and talk in a loud
tone about it in the cars, on the
streets and everywhere else, ad nauseam. It
is true that it is not a very pleasant thing
to have in any shape, but the idea that we
have any other disease among us than our
own-old-fashioned influenza is a folly.
There is probably no more influenza in
tbis neighborhood now than there is usually
at this time of year, with a soft season such
as we have had. Foggy weather also causes
it, and a Budden thaw, with its consequent
slush and wet pavements, will cause bad
colds, coughs, bronchitis and other bron
chial troubles to as large an extent as this
wet season we are passing through.
HOT OFTEN FATAL. I
Influenza is an Italian word, meaning in
fluence. It is an epidemic catarrh, which is known
all over the Temperate Zone, wherever the
atmosphere is subject to sudden changes. It
carries with it symptoms which are more or
less severe, according to the nature of the
case or the patient. It is very rarely fatal,
excepting when the patient is already suf
fering from some bronchial disease or tuber
culosis, or where the system is otherwise re
duced by disease, when pneumonia is likely
In the months of October and November,
1769, and in April and Mav, 1790, and
again in the winters of 1825 and 1826 waves
of influenza passed all over the United
States of an unusually severe character,
causing much suffering. Fear of it was not
so general as now, because communication
was very slow between distant points, hav
ing no telegraph in those days, and the peo
ple did not get excited over it as they appear
to do now.
Whole communities are attacked in a few
hours with this disease, causing the belief
among various writers that it is connected
in some mysterious way with certain condi
tions of the atmosphere or with some change
in the electrical condition of the air and
also to the presence of an excess of ozone in
Influenza runs across the 'country from
southeast to northwest, as cholera does. Cur
rents of air do not seem to have any influ
ence on it, as it frequently travels against
them. If the Bussian zymotic influenza is
any worse than the American kind and
it should land in Philadelphia, lor in
stance, in a remarkably short time
it would be in St Paul and the whole North
west, and in this peculiar season, even in
Texas and New Mexico, which this winter
have taken their places among climates sub
ject to sudden variations. This remarkable
faculty it has of traveling sorapialyas
against the general course of the air makes
it resemble cholera, and from the fact that it
has on two occasions been followed during
the next summer by cholera, some wise phy
sicians have had an idea that it might be
followed by the same disease next summer.
It follows no more than smallpox follows
the direction of the ocean and may cause a
a continuance of sickness.
Ordinary precaution is necessary for every
one. It is a matter of instinct for most peo
ple to avoid a drait if possible. It is said
of Englishmen that they build their houses
so as to avoid drafts. The trouble is not in
the location of the honse, but in the condi
tion of the -windows and doors. Many peo
ple change their clothing as often and as
suddenly as the weather changes and often
find themselves shivering or chilled through
before getting home. All science and ex
perience recommend warm clothing the
lighter colored the better. Light color
should be worn all the time, for it absorbs
less heat in summer and radiates less heat
in winter, and of course is wanner than dark
If all people would exercise more common
sense, good judgment and care about their
health, there would be very little influenza
and other zymotio diseases to fear.
The Weather Qaexllon Disposed Of.
From the Stir York Telegram.
BeTeral of Our cotemporaries ask the ques
tion, "Is the climate changing I" For their
information we will state that it is always
changing. It Is rarely the same for two months
What a Comfort!
HoDirtl NoFuss! No Back Ache!
and males the Shoes WEAR BETTER.
Don't 1st the women hare all thebest things, but usa
ONCE A WEEK FOR MEN.
ONCS A MONTH FOR WOMEN.',
I find it a tip top Harness Dressing.
11R. E. D. WILT, Lessee and Manager.
Under tbe d.treetion of
A BIG DBAMATIO FESTIVAL.
0n& Week, Commencing (To-Morrow) Monday, January 6.
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
THE SEASON'S ONLY BIG SUCCESS.
"Better than The Henrietta." New York Herald.
"Best American Flay Ever Written." New York World.
BRONSON HOWARD'S GREATEST TRIUMPH.
"Its Success is Greater than The Henrietta. "-New YorkTlmes.
"It Will Always Stand as the Great American Play." New York Smv
rcprnvrcnw (LEADING AMERICAN PLAY,
Hnwnpnil POPULAR AMERICAN SUBJECT,
ny wakus IMP0RTANT AMERICAN TRIUMPH
PRESENTED WITH ITS
WONDERFUL SCENERY! EVERY ACCESSORY!
ioc AUXILIARIES ioo.
January 13-HERMAN'S TRANS-ATLANTIQUE VAUDEVILLES.
ONE WEEK, COMMENCING JAN. 6.
Matinees Wednesday and Satubdat.
PRIMROSE & WEST'S
Mr. Barkle (who has become only partly
reconciled to his artist son-in-law) It don't
look any more like Bertie than it does like
a sheep. She never had a nose like that;
and as for the eyes, they look like bullet
boles in a blanket. Take the blamed thiag
oat of my sight!
Bertie (emerging) You're extremely
complimentary, papa! Judge'.
Iiook Here, Friend, Are Ton Sick?
Do you suffer from dyspepsia, indigestion,
sour stomach, liver complaint, nervousness,
lost aopetite, biliousness, exhaustion or
tired feeling, pains in chest or lungs, dry
couchs, nightsweats, or any form of con
sumption? If so, send to Prof. Hart, 88
"Warren street, New York, who will send
you free, by mail, a bottle of Floraplexion,
which is a snre cure. Send to-day. bos
Having increased our facilities, we are
more than ever prepared to give special at
tention to the management of properties and
estates IifPittsburg, Allegheny and suburbs,
renting and collecting rents. By our uni
form system we secure better results than
can be obtained by owners. Monthly set
tlements and itemized statements forwarded
promptly. Black & Baikd,
95 Fourth avenue.
The Iron Citv Brewing Co.'s ale and cor-
tor are the most popular seasonable .drinks.
'Ph. 11RB :' 'I
PLAUSIBLE, BUT FALSE.
As to the electrical theory, there is a
plausibility in it if electricity has anything
to do with disease. There has been almost
a total absence of that subtle clement in the
air during this whole season. Everyone
knows that frosty weather makes a highly
electrical condition of the atmosphere, or at
least that there is a very large quantity of it
in the air dnring a severe cold snap.
Any epidemic disease can be carried from
house to house by visitors who may have
some germs in their own persons and be ap-
Sarently healthy at the same time. Many
iseases have become epidemic by the
actions of superstitious, ignorant people of
all conditions of life; many of whom should
know better, who think and say that there
is no use in taking precautions against
disease; that all children have to have cer
tain diseases some time, and they might as
well have them now as again, and they take
no care to protect their little ones from those
frightful diseases incident to children, which
destroy the hopes of many a family; and
they even invite all other children to their
houses and to their funerals, where death
stands in the doorway. Otherwise sensible
doctors will tell you that they cannot carry
these diseases about with them in their
clothing, although they have just come from
a house reekine with disease. Many thou
sands of lives of little ones could be saved
annually if a little common sense could be
used by doctors and parents in the care they
take in the handling of epidemic diseases.
HEALTHY EAST WTSDS.
Most people have an idea that all east
winds are damp and unhealthy. To a large
extent they are in this country, bnt the east
winds now prevailing all over Europe come
from-the vast plains' of Russia, and are ex
cessively dry. All east winds in front of
storms are peculiarly'damp, but they don't
last long, as tbey change around to the west
as soon as the storm passes. But the long
continued east wind in the British Isles is a
source of great dread and nervousness to the
sick and suffering. Those wiuds do not
tura to the west, and aie very dry and suffo
cating. Deaths from tubercular disease and
brain trouble reach their maximum during
their long prevalence. The season is now
at hand lor us to have our east winds of
long continuance. If they are accompanied
by irostj which they very likely will be,
there will probably ba a cessation of in
fluenza to a larce extent, but if they are not
frosty, they will be damp, as coming from
Mammoth, Matchless '
Greater, grander than ever. Absolutely the
only perfect minstrelsy in existence. QlTlne
an unaoriaKea presentation ot tne stupenaons
and unparalleled programme that so recently
charmed and dazzled New York, Philadelphia
25c, 50c, 75c and $1 00.
Next Week, HANLON'S FANTASMA.
MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 6,
Matinees, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The American Four.
Pettinglll. Gale. Lewis and
Miss Lillie Western.
Cain and Lorena.
Charles L. Banks.
8 World's Trio 3
Colonel D. Wepts.
James and Lvdla.
The Sbeppard Sisters.
Karl and Bailey.
Prof, H. T. Campbell.
Jan. 13-PETER RICE'S
Furnishes Mnslo for Concerts, Weddings,
Receptions, etc, etc.
Also Lessons on Flute and Piano.
el5-l-su HO WOOD ST.
WEEK COMMENCING MONDAT. JAN. a
Every Afternoon and Evening.
"Jes, lem me shake your hand!"
The Great Sensational Drama,
By the late Fred Marsden, Esq. Intro
ducing the Celebrated Charac
And a Strong Company, ander the man
GUIFFUS AJNX WILSON.
Week Jan. IS-St Felix Sisters in "A Royal
PROF. BROOKS' DANCING ACADEMY,
LiDerty avenne and Sixth street.
The second term for beginners will commence
for ladies and gentlemen THURSDAY, Janu
ary 2, at (o'clock p. M. For misses and mas
ters "SATURDAY. January i at 3 o'clock.
New dances tansht -will be the Military
Schottische Qaadrille. Le ReTe. Cadet Walts
and L'Eclalr, the last named just received
from the author.
See clronlara at music stores. de29-7D
Pittsburg's Liberal House Furnisher!
COR. TENTH ST. ASD PEM AYE.
The first week of the new year.
The first New Year of the season,
BEGINNING JANUARY 6, 18801
-' The first novelty of the kind ever introduced-
the famous fat woman, will act on the stage at
every performance during the week. She will
aDDcar in her romantic two-minute drama, en
"HE IB TOO yUlUK. Jt'OK MIS." ,
t5 to the citizen of either city who will go on
the stage and waltz with Big Eliza. Hue is a
All new attractions throughout.
A great show guaranteed; the runniest week
of the season.
Next Marcos Goodwill, the German giant.
Resolutions to be Remembered This Year-!
THUMA'S DAMMG ACADEMY,
64 FOURTH AVENUE.
Only member In Pennsylvania of tho National
Association of Teachers of Dancing of the U.
S , etc Opening of the second session tor be
ginners next week, a
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURS
And Children's Classes
Term of 10 Lesions S3. Authorized teachers ot
the Broncho (mnsic at Kappel'i). Pocket edition
of 1890 latest figure calls issued by tbis acad
emy under authority of some of the best teach
ers. Forsale at all bookstores and atacademy.
23c each. jao-6
Cor. Soventh ave. and New Grant street,
THE IMPERIAL CLUB'S
Popular Receptions every Thursday Night.
The Imperial Dancing Academy Matinee Re
ception everv SaturdavAtternoon.
Mozart and Royal Italian Orchestras.
We Have Resolved,
FIRST To put forth our best
efforts during the coming year
toward giving our patrons the great
est amount of satisfaction and pro
viding them, as in the past, with
the largest stock, the latest styles
and the lowest prices procurable in
SECOND To make our store
the model criterion and the first
resort for those in search of House
Furnishings of any description, and
to secure them in their purcnases
by guaranteeing every article that
we sell, and being always ready to
exchange any article not proving
THIRD To maintain the high
standard which has characterized
our business in treating all classes
with equal liberality, and to enhance
the good opinions of the public by
living up to our past spotless record,
and making such innovations from
time to time as will be highly bene
ficial to our customers.
You Should Resolve,
FIRST To advance your own
interests by trading only where you
can do the best, and with such
houses as show a disposition to
serve you well and faithfully and
an inclination to promote your wel
fare by reducing the cost of your
purchases to the lowest possible
SECOND To insist that you be
supplied with the best the markets
afford in house furnishings, and
not to accept any old styles or un
seasonable articles, for it is an
established fact that every season
BETTER GOODS WITHOUT
INCREASING THE COST.
Hence you are doing yourself an
injustice by buying old-style goods.
THIRD To practice economy
by buying your goods from us, who
can and will sell them to you
cheaper than any house in PittSj
P r- T eiXfiU
t - ' - . &
for Weak Stomach Impaired Digestion Disordered Liver.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
FRIGE 25 OEiyTS PER BOX.
B. F. AXLEK & CO., Sole Agents
FOR UNITED STATES, 36S & S87 CANAI ST., NEW 1T0KK,
Who (if your druggist does not keep them) will mail Beecham's
Pills on receipt of orice-fw'flTjA.JPlease mentign this paper.)
YOU CAU COMMENCE BI PAMIZM 01 GREAT MABK-DOM SALE,
Which is in progress in every department of our business and which
furnishes rare opportunities for saving money. Every department, from
cellar to roof, has seen its price-marks changed, and every day this
month will see our stock reduced to a minimum if bottom prices wield
their usual influence with the public. We mean to close out the goods
we have on hand and have marked them down to such low figures that
they'll probably never again be duplicated.
Ohl But hoio this sale will wake up other dealers! Everybody in
search ofiargains should visit us Without going into details
we will say that anything and everything to furnish a
house complete is to be found at our store,
All reduced in price and all at lower figures than will be seen again for
many a long while. ,
Parlor Furniture! Bedroom Furniture! Kitchen Furniture!
Dining Boom Furniture! Library Furniture! Carpets!
TimeFleces! Odd Pieces! Odd CJiairs! Pictures! Etc.,
Ladies' Cloaks, Dolmans, Newmarkets, Etc:,
uLNn ME2PS OYEBCOATS,
All for Cash or on Easy Payments. Call and see us.
OliD RELIABLE HOUSE,
Cornier Tenth Street and Penn Avenue.
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