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THE PITTSBURG" DISPATCH. TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1B9L IMPORTANT CHANGES That Will Have a Rotable Effect on Fillsburq's Iron Trade. THE END OF TOE COKE STRIKE Is Ixpectcd to Kcfl'Ct Injuriously on De mand and Trices. DULL SOHHCR SCASO.N LOOKED FOR k The most important changes occurrinz for gome time in the conditions governing the industrial situation have very recently taken place, and the results in the one case Seem to be overwhelm iusly against labor, Terr favoraltle to individual firms and pri vate corporations anil, many assert, very beneficial to those trades directly and in directly interested; and, in the other case, while no actual results have so far been reached it seems safe to warrant the predic tion that even though labor in this instance prove successful in carrying its point, the attendant and consequent issues will cause considerable loss, both to capital and labor, and seriously entangle general trade in the affected districts. The changes referred to are, first, the ap proach ot the end of the prevailing Cou nelsville coke strike, in which some 16,000 workmen are involved. Dnriuz the past weektheie has been a slow, but neverthe less steady, reumption of work throughout the entire region, tlie number ot men returning to work is daily increasing, the labor leaders are reluctantly forced to admit the lots o: the strike, and the general opinion nniong those in a position to know is that the great strike will soon be cum bered among the things that wer. Seven I'er Cent Less "Wages. The strike was inaugurated on February 10, and an almost suspension of operations has existed since that time. The sliding scale of wages, ou which basis the men are returning to work, is based on the market price o.' coke, and at the present price of SI 90 per net ton the rate of wages is about 7 per cent less than the agreed price -which ruled last season. The second change referred to as having an important bearing upon the industrial situation of this vicinity is the iailnre of the officials of the United Mine "Workers' .Association of America and the railroad coal operators of the Pittsbarg and Ohio districts to agree upon a scale to rule for the coming season, and the concession of other important jramts, and which failure to ugrce will undoubtedly cause a total sus pension ot work in nearly all the mines in the affected districts. At the miners' an nual convention, held in the city of Colum bus in February, the miners declared lor eight hours ior a day's work, and also pre pared a scale calling for the weighing of all coal in many districts at prices in excess of the present scale, w hich is based at 70 cents in the Ohio and 79 cents in the Pittsburg districts, for mining. The con fereuce between the operators and delegates in this city, during the past week, ended rather abruptly, and no doubt the question of the enforcement of the eight Jjour day was the stumbling block by which the opposing sides separated. At this writing it seems a question of endurance ou the part of the strikers. The operators state they can stand a long siege, and as for the miners, the f..ct is apparent that no more money is to be sent into the Cocnelisvillc regions, hut all the funds are to be reserved for supporting the miners in this next great conflict, in which mlly JOO.000 people are di rectly or indirectly anVcted. i:il'oct on I.ncal Iron Trade. The latter question will prob:.bly have but an indirect effect upon the local iron and steel trade?, but tne settlement o: the Con nellsville strike and the consequent return of the manufacture of coke will undoubtedly affect the market tor these products to a con siderable degree, and whether a good or bad result will lolloiv, the general opinion is that it will not benefit either demand or prices in the present abnormally depressed condition ot the trade, but on the contrary the flect, it is thought, will be quite the op posite. The local production of iron, as well as that of ti.ose districts from which this mar Let draws its surnlies, is at present far in excess of tlie consumption, notwithstanding the fact that three stacks ol the Edgar Thom son plant are cut of bkst, the two stacks of the Alonongi.kela furnace, the two stacks of the Isabella Furnace Company, the Edith Pnrnace and the Clinton Furnace, causing a restriction in the local production aniouut ing to 40,000 tons a month. Every blast furnace in the State of "West "Virgimi is out ol blast, restricting produc tion 3.C00 tons per week. Fifteen out of a total of 17 furnaces in the Shenango Valley, Pennsylvania, having a wecklv capacity of over 11,000 tons, ate idle; also 11 stacks out )f a total of 13 in the Jiahoning Valley, Ohio, with a weekly capacity of nearly 10,000 tons. All Waiting: for Coke. It is asserted that more than half of these furnacs are out of bUst as a result of the scarcity of fuel, and that when a full sup ply of coke is assured lully that many will jigain resume making iron. The result will inevitably be an enormous overproduction of iron that will reflect itself on demand and prices. About the only grain of con solation tnat can be had out ot this discour sing state of affairs is the fact that pig iron prices are at present scraping bottom and cannot possibly admit of further reduc tions. The general opinion among those engaged in the iron and steel trade, which is con sidered the barometer of all business, is that the unusual dullness now settled over the trade will continue during the summer months. There still continue to be important changes made in the fuel at many of the local mills. The only mills which continue to run with a lull supply of gas after the general return to the use of coal in the pud dling furnaces some few months ago, are now compelled to l.ill back on other fuel, as the supply of gas is not sufficient to allow steady work. At Brown & Co.'s Wayne Iron and Steel "Works the firm contemplates many alterations and improvements dnring the coiniii" summer, among them being thy extending of a large supply main around the works. Losing alnch Time. At Shocnberger & Co.'s. the supply of pas is so weak that the men arc unable to make full time and are losing considerable in consequence. At A. M. Byers & Co.'s mill preparation had been made for en countering a short supply of gas and in the puddling department a portion of each fur nace has been remodeled lorcoal, permitting the use of coal and gas together. The only remaining mill innuing all departments en tirely on ?as is that of Jones & Laughlins, which firm is enabled to do so, owing to their having their own private wells and mains. The Pittsburg Reduction Company cast 13,106 pounds of aluminum during the month of March, which beats all their previous records. They are at present closed down to make repairs, and will probably use coal as fuel when work is resumed. The Edith furcace, which was recently sold to the Oliver Iron and Steel Company, was re cently put out of blast after 24 -years' run, casting during that time about 100,000 tons. The stack is to be rclincd and other im provements made about the plant, and when these are finished, work will be re sumed, and the product sent to the new firm's different mills. Qnlte a Remarkable Record. The Xo. 2 Isabella stack has just been blo'rn out, after a remarkable record. The stack has been in blast smciOIay, 188G, cast ing in that time over 2U7, 000 tons of iron. 2to. 1 stack is also out of blat, as a tesnlt alto if the lack of coke. These two stacks have iiiiue grent records. , The Spang Steel and Iron Company has received Huns and specification-. Jr a new mill, in which they lyte.id embarking in the niaaufactuie of armor plite and heavy Government work. The machinery to be used in all departments is much similar to that "which will be used in tbe armor plate department of tbe Homestead Steel Works. The rolls, housings, engines and all acces sories will have an aggregate weigbtof 1,000 tons and the plant will occupy two acres. This firm has also commenced work on the foundations for six open-hearth Bessemer melting furnaces and three large heating furnaces will soon be started, which will take more than a year to complete. The total cost will probably exceed 200,000, and when finished, the whole works will occupy over 12 acres of ground. Other Improvements Under "Way. The United States Iron and Tin Plate Company intend extending their works dur ing thesummer shut-down. At the Pitts burg Forge and Iron Company a new fur nace is to be added to the puddling depart 'meat, making a total of 41 furnaces. At Park Bro. & Co.'s Black Diamond Steel Works extensive preparations are being made for the introduction of fuel gas into their works. .At Carnegie's Twenty-ninth street mill the firm intends supplying the ten heating furnaces in the finishing de partment with manufactured gas. At Moorehead Bros. & Co.'s mill two double puddling lurnaces are being dismounted. They were erected at a costof?9,000 two years ago, but, owing to the failure to use coal in such iurnaces, they were rendered useless. The A. Garrison Foundry Company is en caged in making the machinery for the Wiliman Iron and Steel Company at Tliur low, 111., which Jatter firm intends engaging in the making of Government work. The Rational Tube Works Company has fin ished an order of 21-inch pipe for a citv in South America. The Oil Well Supply Company has recently received several orders for drilling machinery, and all ac cessories, from North .Russia and South American countries. Many Large Contracts In. The Pittsburg Kustless Iron Company has received the contract for treating the iron work used in the construction of the book cases in the Congressional Library building at Washington. The Stirling Company's Pittsburg office has made sales recently of boilers to the Etna Iron and Steel Compan y.of Bridgeport, O., and the Wilkinsburg Elec tric Light Company. The Pittsburg Steel Casting Company is working on the 44-inch cogging mill for Homestead, being built by Robinson, Ilea & Co. The National Pipe Foundry were awarded the contract by the city to furnish 1,250 tons of water pipe from 4 to 10-inch and all special castings. The local office of the Babcock and Wil cox Company has recently made sales of boilers to Carnegie, Phipp- & Co. for their Lucy Furnaces; the Boston Iron and Steel Company, of the Nationa' Tube Works Company; Oliver and Roberts Wire Com pany; Bartlett, Hay ward & Co.; Oliver Iron and Steel Company, and Washburn and Moen, for their new Waukegan mill. C. J. K. QUEER THINGS IN C0FFIKS. Eccentricities That Make Even the Grim Undertakers Laugh. "What is the last curious thing you have met in your lugubrious business?" asked a New York Tribune reporter of an under takerthe other day. The undertaker opened tbe lid of a coffin near his elbow, and replied: "Do you see that satin lining?" "Yes. What's odd about that?" "Yellow. They're generally white. But this coffin was made for a woman whose main ambition in life was to look well, and her last dying request was that her coffin be lined with old gold satin, as that color best set ofi" her complexion, which was rather sallow and dark. 'Promise me,' she said. '1 don't want all those women to come in and see me in my coffin looking like a fright So they promised, and she died contented. "I ouce buried an old chap, a saloon keeper, whose income while he lived was unevenly divided between the support of his family and the decoration of his person. The family got the smaller half. He wore the most expensive clothes ut all times, and the glitter ol A-l diamonds from his shirt lroni, neektie, watch-guard, and his big, red, chubby hands, actually dazzled the be holder. Well, when his time came, he had very little property but his jewels to leave behind him, but he made a "will bequeath ing the little he had to his wife, on con dition that she dressed his body in his best suit ot clothes, decked it with all his dia monds and buried them, everyone, with him. Otherwise his whole estate, including the diamonds, was to go to charity. "The poor woman declared she would obey his every wish, bnt it was with a heavy heart that she brought out the suit I was to dress the corpse in. It was of the loudest, biggest, most glaring plaid .you ever saw; enough to frighten Old Nick himself away. The shirt was all covered over with a pat tern composed of purple ballet dancers and scarlet bulldogs, and these, with his big diamonds glittering all over him, made a startling sight for the mourners who looked into his coffin. Many were the lamentations that the poor widow should be obliged to bury all those diamonds, and much admira tion was expressed for the wifely devotion which kept her from murmuring. "Bnt the widow was no tool. She buried the jewels sure enough, but hardly was the grave filled up before she ordered the sexton to empty it again. The coffin was opened and the widow took the diamonds from the old curmudgeon's shirt front with her own hand. Then they buried him a second time. "I heard of another strange case," con tinued the undertaker, "which, though it did not come under my own observation, yet I believe to be true. It was that of a man who always had a horror of being buried alive. He left a provision in his will that a big bottle of chloroform was to be put in the coffin with him. It .was to be laid by his side, and a tack hammer was to be put in his hand, so that if he came to life under ground he could smash the bottle at a blow and fill the coffin with fumes that would kill him instantly and painlessly." BY BALLOON TO THE POLES. Bold French Aeronauts Get Only Discour agement, bnt Persist, The bold young Frenchmen, Bissau c and Hermite, who propose to start in 1802 in a monster balloon for the North pole, are re ceiving such discouragement that it is doubtlul if they attempt the trip, says Goldthwaite's Geographical Magazine. They looked for encouragement Irom the Paris Aeronautic Society, but at a recent meeting of that body the President de clared there was not one chance in a thous and that such an enterprise could be car ried out, and he advised the young men to devote their scientific energy to better pur poses, a sentiment which was loudly ap plauded. They now say thev will go to Spitzbergen next spring to study the winds, and ii their observations lavor the belief that a fairly reliable air current drifts tovard the North pole they will undertake the journey. FREDDY GEBHARD'S LATEST; "WJiyHe Obiects to Pretty Girls Throwing Kisses at Iilm. Sew York Mornlns Journal. Fred Gebhard astonished a few friends some days ago by saying: "If there is one thing I bate to see a girl do it is to throw kisses." "Come, Gebhard, we don't believe that," said a listener, "unless you can give us a pretty good reason." "It is because the average girl is such a miserably poor shot," sadly remarked tbe handsome beau. Perusing Dr. Jayne's Almanac one day, 1 found the different medicines men tioned, and their specific uses. At the same time, I was under the oppression of a severe cold and cough, which rendered my voice and feelings such as to make it a hard task to perforin mv practical duties. By using Dr. Jayne's Expectorant and Sanative Pills I could talk fteely and sing to the top of my voice. Such is the result of your medicine, and I therefore take great pleasure in rec ommending it to the stfiicled. Rev. George W. Ed wards, Smithtotrn, L. L, December 27, 1803. THE HARRISON TRAIN KeTives Gossip Concerning the Pay ment of Presldental Tours. IT WILL COST A YEAR'S SALARY To Square Accounts With the Kailroad After the Present Trip. A GOOD 0XE ON EXSENATOE EDMONDS ISFECIAT. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.) Washington, D. C, April 20. No royal potentate ever traveled from one part of his dominions to another in carriages so magnificently appointed as those of the train which is now bearing President Har rison and his "suite" in his trinmphal progress throughout a score of the States of the Union. All former tours by Presidents of the United States are utterly eclipsed by the elegance and luxury of the cars of this special train. Washington correspondents are quite familiar with the liberality of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in the matter of special parlor, boudoir and dining cats, to and from national conventions and on other occasions, but they never before saw anything approaching this train in devices for sybaritic enjoyment, and they, with others, wonder who is to foot the bills. Of course they are per fectly informed as to the payment of the bills for their own similar transporta tion. The railroad does it and gets its pay in the unavoidable advertisement that comes of such affairs. It could well afford, as a business transaction, to do the same with President Harrison, but it is not to be sup posed that a President ot the United States would allow himself to be conveyed on a journey for his private pleasure and in the interest of his renomination to succeed him self, by a railroad which asks .more favors from Congress than almost any other in the country, on account of its vital interests in Washington, bills affecting which come be fore almost every Congress, and, after Con gress, to him for his signature. The cases of the newspaper men and the President are wholly diflerent. A Tear's Salary at Stake. It has been estimated that the cost of the trip will be anywhere Irom 40,000 to 150,000. This is practically a whole year's salary of the President. Mr. Harrison is not a rich man. He is, moreover, an exceedingly economical man. Halting in Indianapolis on their way to the St Louis Convention, in 18SS, the Washington cor respondents, as they were being driven past the modest dwelling of the now President, were told by a responsible citizen that Mr. Harrison's wealth all told would not amount to more than $25,000. He gave almost noth ing to the fund for the campaign in 1883, because of his pecuniary inability to be liberal. There is no suggestion of luxury or liberality in the conduct of tho White House. Quite the reverse. One very efficient steward of the adminis tration assured newspaper correspondents even while be was yet in office that he was forced to go out to a restaurant to get a pal atable bite to cat. He was compelled to cater for the family as though they were still in their Hoosicr home. That was commend able. 1 like tbe old-fashioned granger cooking myself, simply because it is far more toothsome, as well as wholesome, than the French artificial mixtures in which all the real nutrition Is concealed by the. most damnable sauces and seasonings. Possibly tbe homely fare of the White House is cot therefore for the sake of economy, but in one way or another Mr. Harnso-i has gained a reputation for being "a little near," almost to the extent of that which is accredited to Mr. Hayes. "Will Benjamin Foot tho Bill? Now, the que&v is among gossips here, Will Mr. Harrison pay the $40,000 or $50, 000 of expeuses of this lemarkable tour out of his private bank account? If so, the fact will probably leak out from the bank, or it will be given to the public by the rail road company, as, I believe, was done in a similar case when Mr. Cleveland was Presi dent The "Stuffed Prophet of William Street," as dear brother Dana delights to call Mr. Cleveland, was accused of having accepted the luxury of a special train "free gratis for nothing," and he was so greatly worried over it that he had the check ex hibited to responsible friends. Some au thorities were ungenerous enough to assert that the money was returned while the check was kept for exhibition, but I have no such lack of confidence in one who could be chosen tor husband by so charming a woman as Mrs. Cleveland. But this bill of Mr. Harrison's is quite another matter. It is many times as large as that of President Cleveland, and Mr. Harrison has a more exalted and serious ap preciation of tbe value of money than the late President had.- However the matter may turn out, it is certain to be much gos siped about when the tour is ended. Aside from this really momentous question, it may be remarked that Mr. Harrison's speeches are decidedly good, being neither plagia risms, nor from the remarks in the common school geographies iu regard to population, and so forth, of provincial towns. A Peep Into Official History. Speaking of free carriages, calls to mind the growth of the custom of furnishing vehicles of one kind or another for the high officials of the Government. There was a time when even the President paid for all of the carriages used by him, but now most of the high officials ei the Government who can give an excuse for the employment of a vehicle, ior "official purposes," of course, has his carriages at the expense of the people. I have tried to trace this custom to its beginning, and believe I have suc ceeded. It wrs long years ago, in the forties, when John Y. Mason was Secretary of the Navy. Lindsay Muse, the oldest employe in the service, who died not long ago, was his con fidential messenger, and under him was a messenger named Mickham. Mr. Mickham had arhorse for his own use, he living some distance from his uork. He would ride this horse to the Navy Department, and hitch it to a post in front of the entrance. Occasionally a messenger would ask him jor the loan of it to carry a message ior which haste was required, and little by little Mickbam's old horse came to be in almost constant use. Some of the officials of the department, and the confidential messenger, lluse, as well, suggested that it would be only lair to give Mickham some remuneration for the use of his horse, and thcrenpou a quart of oats a day, or the equivalent of it, was allowed out of tbe con tingent fund, and this was included in the estimates for the appropriation for tbe de partment The opposition in Congress took the matter up, and Secretary Mason was terrifically abused for allowing a quart of oats out of the contingent fund for Mick ham's old horse, an animal owned and used by a private individual. A Little and a 111c Scandal. Mason was terribly worried about it, but the rcsujt of the "scandal" was that the horse was purchased, and also a wagon, ap propriation being made for that purpose, for tbe use of tbe department. Mickham still drove and rode the animal, and would occasionally give the Secretary or some of the. high officials "a lift,'' and in the course of time Mickbam's old horse was trans formed into a team and carriage ostensibly for official use, but otherwise for the enjoy ment of the highest officials of the depart ment The example was soon adopted by other departments, and the "official carriages" came to be numberless, until the explosion of the scandal about ""Landaulet Williams" who had a magnificent carriage at the ex pense of the Government, solely for his prirate use. ThiscbeckeU. tbe abuse for awhile, but there is yet uo computing the number c.f -horAs uud carriages tliat are used largely for tbe pleasure of high officials, and which are owned and maln- tamed by the Government. By sheer ac-" cident I one day discovered in a stable, the rent of which was paid bv the Govern ment, three horses, a pony and two cows, the provender for which was paid for out of the funds of the National Treasury. They were the property of a high military official then engaged in the performance o'f a semi-civil duty, and who rightly enough was furnished a team and carriage by the Government. The team rendered a stable necessary", and a stable was rented of suffi cient capacity for the horses and cows used solely for the' benefit of the official's family. It was in an obscure alley, and the extent of the official's exploit in quartering his stock on the Government was only discovered by an accident after his sudden death. Edmnnds and tho Correspondent. O'Brien Moore, the aggressive Milesian correspondent ot the St. Louis Republic, tells a good story on himself in connection with the retirement from the Senate of Mr. Edmunds, of Vermont Some of the New York Bepublican papers had been broadly hinting, during the closing days of Congress, that certain distinguished Democratic Senators were not in good condition to at tend to their duties on account of too close a companionship with the cut glass decanter and the demijohn. This fired the intense Democratic heart of O'Brien Moore, and he sent to his paper a serial story de scribing the potations of Senator Edmunds, the Bepublican leader, exhausting his vo cabulary of adjectives upon the picturesque appearance of the Senator's nose, which, t6 tell the truth, is of a tint that would delight an artist affecting exceedingly warm color. One day while the pase of the Louisiana Judge, Boarman, was under discussion, and impeachment was talked of, Moore met Ed munds in the Senate elevator, and ventured to inquire of him his opinion of the legal aspects of the case, knowing that the Sena tor was unacquainted with his name and as sociations. Mr. Edmunds was in talkative mood, and invited Mr. Moore into his com mittee room. After talking awhile the Senator said: "Do you ever take a drink?"' "Ob, yes, very often," said the truthful Moore. The Senator reached into the sideboard, took out a bottle and poured out a large drink of his favorite brandy, and shoved the bottle over to Moore, who did ditto, and the conversation was renewed. Presently there was another shaking up of the decanter, and as the Senator grew friendlier he said: "Bv the way, for what paper do you write?" "Hem! Hem! F-f-for th-th-e S-S-St L-L-L-L-ou-i-i-s R-R.Re-p-p-p-public," stut tered Moore, feeling that his time had come. "Ah? A very good paper a very good paper." The Senator Kept a Sorapbook. "You've seen it, then, sometimes, have you ?" said Moore, faintly, hoping that he had never seen a copy of it in his life. "Oh, yes, I've seen it olten. I read its Washington correspondence quite regularly. It is very good, indeed very spicy." Another turn at the decanter. "The fact is," continued the Senator, "I have been entertained so much by the cor respondence that I have clipped and pre served many of the 'specials' lor luture ref erence." "Oh Lord!" groaned Moore internally. "The fact is," Edmunds went on. "I be lieve I have a number of the letters here in my desk. Yes, here they are. They are very good excellent" "Well, Senator," said Moore with tremb ling tones, "J am much obliged to you lor your talk on the Boarman case, and for your hospitality, but I shall have to be going." "Ob, have another drink, have another drink." And they took it. One of the pretty expressions Moore had used about Edmunds was that he was the only man living who could not be mellowed, but grew meaner and uglier the more he drank of good brandy. "If he had knocked me down with a club," said Moore in telling the story, "I would have thanked him, but he just smashed me to a jelly with his ironical friendliness." It must be said in justice to both Edmunds and Moore that tbe Senator's indulgence, which he never attempted to conceal, is due to an affection of the lungs which has clung to him since he was a boy, and which makes tbe liberal use of stimulants' necessary to his life. He would notlastsix months were he to abandon his brandy bottle. Moore knew nothing of this when he wrote of the Senator's weakness. E. W. L. PIBATES OK THE HAINE COAST. They Slake a Descent ou a Light House and Bob Its Keeper. EA3TPORT, Me., April 20. Away down off this far-away corner of the American coast is the almost uninhabited island of Grand Manan, famous as a resort for fisher men when fleeing from the wrath of Her Majesty's patrol boats, and even more cele brated as a rendezvous for the smugglers who infest ihis region, and many of whom grow rich from the profits of their traffic. On a wild and lonely point which makes out from the northern part of the island called North Head, there is a Government lighthouse known as Swallow Tail light. John Kent is the keeper. Two nights since he was sitting alone in his lighthouse when suddenly the door was rudely thrown open. Six stalwart men, their faces weather beaten and their clothes showing signs of long service, strode into the room. He arose to greet them, when the leader demanded his money, saying that they knew he'had plenty of "it, and they were bound to have it Then Kent was frightened, but putting on a bold face he said that he bad no considerable amount there, but refused to tell them where it was kept The visitors wasted no more words, but three of them dashed at him, knocked him down and commenced beating him, while the others commenced their search for secret wealth, but they only found ?73. The generally accepted belief is that the pirates belonged somewhere on the main land in New Brunswick; that they came over to Grand Manan in their sloop, and departed as suddenly as they came, with their ill-gotten gains. PASTED WITH HIS MUSTACHE. It Gave Its Actor Owner Tronble "With a Detective's Enemies. Kansas City, Mo., April 20. "Bob" Hilliard, the actor, nq longer wears the luxuriant mustache which adorned his lip when here last year in the "Mr. Barnes of New York" Company. When he appeared last wees: in "AH the Comlorts of Home" his many friends in this city wondered why he had sacrificed that which was his pride last year, and to a number of inquirers be told the story of the "fall of the mustache." Hilliard was taking a quiet evening walk during His lastvisit here, and when passing a dark alley was surprised by a pistol shot, which was so close that the ball whistjed near his head. He lost no time investi gating, but ran to his hotel and related his story, which was printed in the papers next morning, the attempted assassination being attributed to the footpads which were infesting the city at the time. Dnring the day, however, "Bob" received a note which stated that the writer had .been misled by the actor's mustache and had taken him tor a man who had been giving the writer's friends much trouble, and who was in the way. He apologized for the mistake. Hilliard said that it his'mustache made him look so mnch like a man who was condemned to death he would sacrifice it rather than run any more risks. A Peep at Nature for a Cent New York Times. There is a new member of the now numer ous slot machine lamily. When the penny is dropped into the slot it removes a slide from the lens of a microscope and sets re volving a dial inside the machine on which are placed seven of the so-called "wonders of nature." The "wonders" are changed once week. One set is a human hair, a sec tion of n hard corn taken irom somebody's foot, a flea, a erotrin water bug, a bed bug, a strand of raw silk, and the wing ol a fly. 4- i&i&ai;- Pfeirf SJr .aiESr&A, THE 'COUNTY FARMER Cheered by tbe Seed-Time Signs After Weeks of Weary Waiting. THE FRUIT 0OTL00K CHEERFUL. An English Lady See3 Money for Working Women in tne Soil. FEMALE GARDENING SCHEME PLANNED The few men in Allegheny county who still consider themselves farmers were as sick waiting for spring as were the appli cants to sell liquor for license until the change which set in last week. But few of them raised any oats or corn worth speaking of last year, and nearly all are out of feed, some even buying hay. The majority of these alleged grangers persist in farming GO or 100 acres when they can only fertilize four or five, and theyrarely plow more than four inches deep, so that only lichens can find root sufficient to protect them from the heat of summer or to hold them in place in winter, and the'situation gets worse year by year. Some people have lately, however, been trying to make the local situation worse than it really is by reporting from time to time that the fruit has been destroyed. If any one who knows anything about fruit culture will take a few moments thought he will see at once tbe absurdity of such a state ment In the first place there was no very cold weather in this latitude last winter, the mercury in the thermometer never fall ing below zero, so of course the embryo buds were not injured. Secondly, there was at no time since the leaves fell, sufficient dura tion of warmth to bnug the buds forward, even the lilac bushes only now beginning to respond freely to spring's balmy breath. Frnit Crop Omens Favorable. The peach blSom is not fully ont yet nor the early pear, though it was reported two weeks ago that they were destroyed. Several peach buds examined ou Sunday showed that within a lew days, if the temperature is mantained, there will be a good bloom,' and the only thing that threatens is late frost Of conrse we may get that, but there is no use crossing the stream before one reaches it It goes without saying that if peaches are still safe, apples are safer. Present indica tions are that this section will have a great fruit crop this year and even though it will not bear expense of carriage to market it will be worth a great deal to the producers anyhow, and if they had enough get up in them to follow Gladstone's advice, and make the surplus into jelly, be honest about it and establish brands that would knock out the sham jellies made of turnips, chemicals and the Lord knows what else, they in time would find the business profitable. Notwithstanding the cheapness of fruit, ordinarily, consumers pay famine prices for jellies and apple butter. Since the duty has been taken off sngar there is no excuse for these high prices, and one would think that, with apples at 25 cents a bushel, as they frequently are in plentiful seasons, a manufacturer would be honest from policy, if from no higher motive, and put in real frnit. Our local fruit growers have another con solatory hope this year, and that is that they may get a good price for apples. They were abundant in somr seetions last year, and those localities may be barren this season. How the Seasons Have Changed. The recent rains were a set-back to the plowman. After Its two years' saturation the earth was about dry enough for sod plowing, but the rains rendered it again too wet and some sighed as they thought it pos sible they might not get oats sown before May this year. The pleasant weather of the past week has cheered them up, however. Forty years ago farmers hereabouts thought it scarce worth while to sow oats if they did not do it iu March, as the hot sun prevents them from filling, but now tbe granger thinks himself fortunate if he can sow in April. But though the rain stopped the plow it gave the grass a great impetus, be ing warm. It was the first thunder shower of the season. Tbe plowman in Allegheny county is no longer cheered by the soug of tbe blackbird and thrush, and he must do the whistling all himself, save such assistance as he can get from the few robins that still wage an unequal combat with tbe pernicious spar rows. The robin makes a better fiehtagainst the intruder than any other song or in sectiverous bird whose habitat is the same as that of the sparrow. But the sparrow is not the only enemy of the useful songster that once made the groves vocal. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people in this county who, being unable to kill game birds, shoot every feathered thing they see and call it sport They will fill a sack with robins, yellow hammers, etc., and call it sport, when they could notct half a dozen quail on the wing if their lives depended upon it II this class could be induced to make war on the sparrows, their number would be greatly diminished, and they are preferable birds for pies, as they are grain eaters and cot in sectiverous, unless under pressure of hun ger. ady Gardeners in England. Apropos of garden farming the writer has before him the last number of the Strand Magazine, of London, which contains a pjper by Miss Grace Hjrrirnan on "A New Industry ior Ladies," in which she says: The object of this New Industry is to open up a new, profitable, and, I hone, pleasant way out of the present congested state of the Ladv Labor Market. The Ladies Fruit and Salad Gardens havebien established at Grange Gardens, Sawley, near Derby, to provide pleasant homes and remunera tive employment for gentlewomen who have a taste for gardening work and wish to add to their incomes or to earn a living. It seems to have been seven or eight years since the idea first came to me that ladies with a iaste for gardening might possibly earn a living by it: hut so much needed thinking out, and detail after detail fitting in, that it is only-five years since I myself hecinie a practical gardener. The more I inquired into the matter the more plainly 1 saw that market gardeners, as a rule, raide a good thing of it Alter trying two rented gardens that only proved quicksands, as far as money spend ing on them went, the soil being worn out, and the frnit trees that were in them most uncertain. I determined to take new ground iu hand, i. e., break up old pasture and plaut a garden after my own idea of obtain ing the greatest amount of produce with the least amount of labor. I advocate planting dwarf hardy frnit trees in tbe open; and for this reason, that during nine months of the year they need no labor expending on them after they are once well planted and securely fenced Irom rabbits, their winter depreda tors, and with reason we may look for a good crop of fruit fiyeyears out of seven. How Work Can Be Divided. My own experimental garden was planted March, 1889. That year we had enormous crops of vegetables of splendid flavor, and a very fair amount of fruit List year our crop of fruit, iu addition to the vegetables. was very considerable. Had the product of i this garden been Ior sale it must have real ized a very handsome sum. To my mind it would be unwise lor a woman single-handed to expect to make a sure, comfortable living out of one isolated garden, but by well directed co-operation, thereby being able to grow a great variety of Iruits and vegetables and salads to meet the wants of a private trade, the chance of the possibilityof failure is reduced to a minimum. It is not desirable for more than six own ers of gardens to live iu one house. When fruit, salads and vegetables are grown by the acre and sold by the dozen, the bunch or the pound, the bookkeeping necessary must be very considerable. These six ladies cau well look after the three-acie garden, or, rather, fruit plantation. Eacn lady hasher .own portion of half.au acre .solely under her i care, and ibe keeps a strict account of every thing told off her portion; and, after all necessary expenses are paid, tbe profits are divided exclusively among the lady culti vators in proportion as each may, by dili gence and oouitarit attention, have produced abundant crops or otherwise. Work That Womon Can Do. Onr cultivation of flowers is mainly di rected to late autumn, winter and early spring ones, those for Christmas and Easter decorations paying as well as any. The ladies gladly undertake table and other dec orations at any time, as we do not entirely confine ourselves to autumn, winter and spring .flowers. Well directed co-operation being so much more powerful than single-handed efforts, as soon as tbe sufficient number of ladies have definitely signified their intention of join ing, and showed us they have the necessary 100 capital (for my five years of active, practical gardening work have plainly showed me that a little capital is absolutely necessary for a woman to start successful market gardening), a private limited lia bility company will be formed of course, composed entirely of lady gardeners. The first year they must not expect to make more than covers expenses, including board of each household. The work is such as any lady is well able to perform; the produce grown, ail kinds of hardy and dessert fruit under glass and in the open. Especial at tention is given to delicate vegetables and salads, mushrooms, etc., with flowers and poultry as an adjunct The market of the produce grown has from the beginning stood out plainly before me as the vital point of success. Fortunately by starting in a thickly populated consult ing neighborhood there seems every proba bility of the greater portion, if not the whole, of the produce being taken by people kind enough to open up deposit accounts with the laay gardeners. During the busiest months of the year, April; May and June, most of the day will be taken np with one kind or other of light gardening work. The long holidays must be taken in the winter. Those left at home can send off with, ease the stored crops as ordered, attend to the plants under glass, and feed the poultry. ABOUT CHEWING GUM. A London Agitation That Is Not Indorsed Here Opinions of Home Doctors on the Habit Jaw Workers Get Some Pointers. London is excited over the alleged adul teration of chewing gum, and the contro versy has enlisted as high medical authority as tbe Lancet, which, after summing up the quibbles of lawyers employed to deiend ar rested dealers, resolves the matter thns: "Bnt what is 'chewing gum?' The fol lowing definition might be suggested: A substance of very variable composition, ig norantly employed by children, which, when containing paraffine wax, may lead to very grave dangers, and the sale of which should be prohibited." The legal definition is what the Lancet has reference to. There are guni-chewers in Pittsburg as well as in London, but doctors here, as in New York, do not generally seem to attach much importance to the London agitation. Doctors in Pittsburg are not always on tap these days of grip and pneumonia, and it is difficult to find them. Some treated the matter with indifference and seemed to think it not worth thought, and Dr. Edsall refused to talk because he said he had never investigated the matter. Dr. C. C. Wiley said he hadn't given the matterany thongbt, but as paraffiae was not soluble in gastric juice, lie did not suppose the chewing of it wonld be injurious further than the unneces sary chewing of any other substance. He, however, opined that the excitation of tbe salivary glands to the extent common with confirmed gum-chewers might work injury. He also said the practice would unnecessar ily wear away the teeth, but thought that on this head dentists wonld be the proper per sons to consult Dr. W. W. Whitter glanced over the Lancet article and suggested that the furore was started by some news gatherer, who had nothing of moment on his bands for the time being, but felt it incumbent on him to fill Ills' space. In conclusion, he remarked that he didn't think there was anything in it Dr. Barr, of Chartiers, P. '& L. E.- Rail way,smiled when the subject was mentioned, and replied that there would have been a great mortality among the young ladies of his district had there been anything very deleterious in chewing gum. Dr. Barr does not like the practice, and suggests that snap shots with a kodak, catching the girls with jaws under full headway, would be most effective to stop it He thinks if they could realize how they look when masticating the knowledge would be .-more deterrent than either sarcasm or advice, and doubtless the doctor is about right So much lor physicians. The practice may be comparatively harmless and is donbtless preferable to chewing tobacco or snuff-rubbing, bnt it is inelegant, no matter how exclusive and recherche some of its vo taries may be. It is difficult to tell what may be in chewing guui, but there are so many substances that may be utilized that there seems to be no pressing necessity to use deleterious ones. Some apologists for the disgusting American habit of chew ing tobacco contend that the mechan ical action of the weed on the teeth is to cleanse them, but tolerably com petent authorities contend that a brush and soap and water will do the work much bet 'ter without exciting the salivary glands and saturating tbe system with nicotine. Nor thern Ohio youth were formerly partial to tamarack gum. ' Its taste was not particu larly pleasjui, but as a tooth cleaner it wa" as good as any other gum, and there wl certainly nothing deleterious except the chewing. The practice doubtless tends toward filthi ness of habit ITor instance, it is common when two girls as sweet as June roses are getting their lessons together and one has forgotten her gum for the other to oblige her friend hy lending her wad a part of the time, they chewing the same piece alter nately until recess allowed them to repro visiou. Now, a fellow can stand considera ble from a nice girl, but this practice Is not calculated to make her appear more angelic in his eyes. However, an angel is scarce a proper synonym for a girl, as all angeli we have ever heard of were represented as or the masculine gender. CHANGED HIS HIND. John Dodd Sncd for Drench of Promise by Ills Slster.ln-I.aw. Appleton, Wis., April 20. Papers have been served on John Dodd, a wealthy merchant of this city, in a suit for breach, of promise brought by Mrs. Margaret Moore, a young widow. Some time ago Mr. Dodd's first wife died. She was a sister of Mrs. Moore, and soon after the death of his spouse Mr. Dodd began making advances to his sister-in-law. Last June the pair became engaged. He prevailed npon her to give np her lit tle home and take possession of his hand some dwelling. The date for the wedding was set, when it was discovered that because of relationship their marriage was forbidden by the Boman Catholic Church, of which both Mrt Dodd and Mrs. Moore are mem bers. A letter was sent to Borne, asking that the Pope give a special dispensation for the marriage. A delay in waiting for this has caused the trouble. During tbe interim Mr.Dodd wooed and won Miss Jessie Bailey, of Appleton. They were inorriediu Oihkosh a few weeks ago. Last week Dodd brought suitagainst Mrs. Margaret Moore to recover possessiou ol his home. The charge was unlawful detention A defense was made and a writ of restitution was issued and served. She obeyed the injunction, but forgot to leave the turniture behind. Dodd, there'ore, had writ of replevin issued and served. Nov Mrs. Moore serves notice of the breach vf promise suit. Tfd OLD WOBLD DO H0VZ Starting Innovations Quickly Made In Hls- torlc Places. .VJaid a woman recently returned from a .trip abroad, which was by no means her first to a writerof the New York Times: I 'J St Am' " "Xi ? jr jf ' ' '"' 'A '''Wt -"Jte-ftgv-ti JgJ&jjaA ul J -.5- 4- -- v.jUflHI "I have discovered that the historio monot ony of even. European life can change. When I first saw Ghent.ten or a dozen years ago, It was a picturesque walled city; now I find that much of its wall has gone into its fine quays. "So with Bruges, which all guide books used to delight to remind you bad not had a house built within its limits for an extraor dinary length of time ISO years at least I was there. recently to discover some marked changes; some almost modern houses and others altered in a manner which has done awap with a degree of their delicious antiq uity." i - LIFE'S PEBILS, Universal Disease and Inevita ble Death Mankind's Portion. TRUTH AND FACTS. Disease and death attend human existence with unerring certainty. There is no spot upon the face of the earth where the grave docs not claim its victims. Every member of the human family is born but to suffer and die. Catarrh Is the most freqmnt disease with which the human family Is afflicted and its re sults most serious. Therefore, knowing tbce existing conditions, it Is necessary to use some remedial agent which has shown Itself able to re lieve human suffering, cansed by catarrh, reiu vlgorate the weakened energies and check the progress of tbe disease. 4i4! Mr. Bernard JUcCue, Port Perry, Pa. Mr. Bernard McCne. residlns at Port Perry, 11 miles from Pittsburg, voluntarily made the following stavement to the writer: "I was a sufferer for over three years and I cooldcetno relief. I suffered from occasional headaches. There were iioIsfs in my ears and npon raising after stooping over I became very dizzy. My nose was always stopped up and! constantly hawked and spit up a yellowish mucus. At times my throat was harsh and dry. I bad pains iu my chest: sometimes they were sharp, at other times tbey were dull. I never felt rested in the morning." "Do you think the treatment benefited you?" "Yes, decidedly to. I eel better in every way and think I can truly recommend Drs. Copeland & Blair's treatment to all who sutler from the disease." INDORSEMENTS Of Dr. Copeland's Home Treatmsnf for Catarrh. The following are the names of a few of the many grateful patients who uave been cured by Sr. Copeland's .Home Treatment, and have kindly requested their names be used as refer ence: Mr. Thomas C. Hooper. Braddock, Fa. Mr. Jacob Altraeyer. Risher, Pa. Mr. John Wrijlit. Chicago Junction, Pa. Miss Lottie J. Forkor, No. 99 Arch street, Meadville. Fa. Mr. W. C. Wilson, Canonsburg. Fa. Mr. Williams. Hickman, Pa. Mr. Harry Phillips. Hultoii. Pa.. Mr. Henry Rose, Kckbart's Mines, Md. ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE BV MAIL. Mr. G. C. Belli?, corner Main and Cunning ham streets. Butler, Pa., says: "I had all aj (travated avmptoins of catarrh: suffered con stantly; nothing? relieved me until 1 began Dr. Copeland's Jiome Treatment. To-day X am a well man." Mr. V. T. Henshaw, of Frosnect Pa , says: "For years I suffered from catarrh without being able to find relief. Dr. Copeland's Home Treatment curod me." Mr. Henrv Rose, of Eckhart's 3Iine. Md.. says: "I suffered constantly from chronic catarrh: could get no relief. Dr. Copeland's Home Treatment cured ma entirely." Dks. Copeland & Blair nave established a permanent office at OS Sixth avenue, Pittsburz; Fa., where all curable cases will be successfully treated. Office hours. 9 to 11 A. X., 2 to 5 P. M. and 7to9P. JI. (Sundays included). Specialties Catarrh and all diseases of tho eye. ear. throat and lungs, chronic diseases. Consultation, SL Many cases treated successfully by maiL Send 2-centFtamu for question blank. Address all ina'l to DR. W. H. COPELAND, 66Stxth avenue. Pittsbnrg. Fa. apIU-TuSSa The Soft Glow of Ths Is Acauired by Ladies Who Use MEDICATED as Or.D EVERYWHHREL pOZZONl'S COMPLEXION POWDER. sold nv JOS. FL.EMING & SOX, 412 Market street, mhl9-S2-TTSn ' Pittsburg, DISEASES SWAYNE'S OINTMENT ABSOLUTELY CTJEES. The simple application ol "Swatme's oi?rr jikxt" wlinout any internal medicine, will cure any case ol Tetter. Salt Klieum. ICinuwonn. files. Itch, :-ore, I'iiuples. Kryslpelas, etc., no matter how obstinate or long standing, bold by drnK cists, or scut uy mail ior SO cis. : S boxes SI 2a Ad drew lilt. SWAlSt A SON, i'hlladelphl. fa. Ast your druirzlst ior It. no:3-iS-TT3 s WAYNli J OINTMENT-PILES. SOLD BY- JOS. FLEMING fe SON, iVl Market sireet, mhl-S2-rrs Pittsburg. 2 BOTTLES Removed every Speck of Pimples and Blotches from my face that troubled m for rears. MISS LlZ ZIE.KOBERTS. Sandy Hook-. Ct. TDURDOCK 1U.OOD BITTERS. SOLD BV JOS. FLEMING & SON. 412 Market street, mhl9-S2-D Plttshnrz. KAir.KOAUS. nTHl!U!tli- A.NU WJKTEltJI i.'AIL.V AT Trains (tt'l SUn dtlmeli LeaTe. I Arrive. Mall. liutler. Clarion. Kane. Uay Ex.,AKron, Toledo.. .... liutler Accommodation A:jO a nv 4t.V p m i .131 a in 7: p ai , 80 ra'll:i) a in . 1:) p m 3j p in I 2:15 D in 11:00 a Hi Greenville ami liutler llx... ZellcnoDle Accom... '45d m 5Qa m uiucajo txprcij (uaiiji.. Butler Accom .....' S:X p tn TrJO a in Vint elats fare to Chleaco. 110 40. Second eliu, V M. I'ullman Hanet Heeolui cir to CUlazi 1U11V. TEA ROSE lg g- .jr -Hp PB B TRY BT. m BAJXBOADS PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. OX ASD AFTER DECEMBER 29th, 1390. Trains will leave Union Station. Pittsburg as follows (Eastern Standard Time): MAIN LINE EASTWARD. New .York 4 Chicago Limited of Pullman Veitl bale cars dally at 7.15 a. .. trrlTlnjr atHsrrlJ bnrc at 1.65 r. K., Philadelphia 4.UT. .. Niw York 7.00 r. Jf Baltimore 4.40 P. jr.. Washing ton 5.65 F. IT. I Atlantic express dally at x.20 a. jr.. arrlvlnjr M IlarrlsbnrslO.SOA. Jf.. Philadelphia 1.Z5 T. a.. New Yorfc 4.0 r. M., Baltimore 1.15 r. X., Washington Z.V, f. jr. . Mall tram dally, except Sunday. 5.3) A. Jf., ar rlvlnzat Harrlsburit 7.00 p. jr., Philadelphia 10.55 p. jr., Baltimore io.4d p. u. Sunday Mall 8.40 A. JI. Uay Express dally at 8.00 x. jr.. arrlTlnz at liar, rlsbcrs 3.3) V. jr.. Philadelphia Wp. v.. New I'orte9.P. JI., Baltimore 7.UI P.M., Washing- ii 8. 15 P.M. Mail Kxprcss daily at 1.00 p. jt arrlrlne at Har. rlshuri; 10.45 p. jr.. connecting at Uarrlsburr wlfci Philadelphia JSxorcss. Philadelphia Express daily at 4.30 P. Jr., arnvlnx at Harrlsburit 1.00 A. M., Philadelphia 4.3 a. it., and New Yorlc 7.10 A. jr. Eastern Express at 7.13 p. M. dally, arriving Har risburg 2.23 a. jr.,. Baltimore 6.20 A. JI., Wash iiiftton 7.3) X. jr.. Philadelphia S.Z5 A. It. and New Yort8.lv A. JI. Fasi Line dally, at . 10 P. Jr.. arriving at Harris bnrz 3.30 A. Jr., Philadelphia 6.W a. ji Mew lTork3.30A.il.. Baltimore 6.20 A. Jf., Washing ton 7.30 A. M. All through trains connect at Jersey City with boats or "BrooLlru Annex" for Brooklyn. N. Y.. avoIdinKdoubleferryaxe and Journey through NewYort City. Johnstown Accom.. except Sunday, 3.40 p. M. Crcensburir Accom.. 11.15 P.M. weet-days. 10.39 P. Jf. Sundays. Ureensbnrg Lxpress 5.10 p. jr., except Sunday, xlerry Express 11.00 A. iU, ex cept Sunday. Wtfi's ACCOin. 6.15,7.20.9.00, 10.30 A.M.. 12.15. 2.CU. 3.20. 4.55. 5.30, C.25. 7.40. 9.40 P. JI.. and 12.19 A. JI. (except Monday). Sunday, 12. 10 A. JL, 12.15, 2.Z5. C40and9.40P. M. Wllkllisburs Accom. B.U0. 6.4 7.00 A. X.. 12.01, 4.UU, 4.35. 5.20, 5.40. 5.Gu. 6.10, 10.10 and 11.40 P. Jf. Sunday, 12.40 and 9. 15 p. ji. Braddock: Accom. 5.50, 6.50, 7.40, S.10, 9.50. 1L1J A. M.. 12.30, 1.25, 2.50. 220.127.116.11, 6.35. 7.aj,'8.25. 9.00 and 10.45 p. . week days. Sundav. 5.35 A.M. SUUTHitVKST l'KNN RAILWAY. For Unlontown 5.30 and 8.3 A. 11., 1.45 and 4.25 P. Jl. week days." JUUNONGAHELA DIVISION. Tor Jlononcahelj City. West Brown'TlUe and TJnlontowi: 10.J9A. M. i'or Monon-aaeU Cltv and WestBrownsvllIe7.I5andlO.4iiA. M., and 4.50P. JI. On Sunday, 8.55 A. ji. and 1.01 P. M. For Monongabela City only, 1.01 and 5.50 p.m. week days. JJnvobnrz Accom.. 6.00 A, Jf. and 3.20 P. JI. week days. West Elizabeth Ae com. 8.35 A. u,, 4.15, C.JO and 11,35 p. ji. Sua day. 9.40 p. Jf. ViisT PENN5TLYANTA DIVISION From FEUEKALSrKEET STATION. Allsheny Clty:- Jlailtraln. for lilairsvlllc 6.53 A. M Express for Blair villc, connecting for Butler 3.15 P.M. Butler Accom 6.20 a. ji.. 2.25and 5.45 P.M. Sprln(;daleAceom.9.0O,11.50A.JI.,3.39aad 6.20P.M. Clarcmout Accom 1.30 P.M. Freeport Accom 4.15, 7.50 and ll.40P.Jf. On Sunday 12.35 and 9.3a p. II. Apollo Accom 11.00 A. Jf. and S.C0P. Jf. Allegheny JunctlouAccom 8.2ua. jc BlalrsTllle Accom 10.3UF.M. JX3 Tbe Juccelslor IlasrTaffe Express Company will call for and check batrjrape from hotels ana residences. Time cards and full Information can he obtained at the Ticket Offlces-No. 110 Fifth avenue, corner Fourth avenue and Try street, and at Union station. CHAS). E. PUUIL J. K. WOOD, General Manager. Gen'IPass'r Agent. S From PlUsbarsi U' Still . llfennsulvania Lines. s Tralss &7 CsiirsI Tim. OnTKVrEaTSYSTEM-PANllANIJLEKOUTlS. Leave for Cincinnati and AC Louis, d 1:15 a. in.. 4 7il9 a, m.,da:55 and d 11:15 p. in. Lfennlson, 2:45 P. m Chicago, d 1H5 a. in. and 12:05 p. in. VV'heelnjr, 7:19 a. in., 12:05, 6:10 p. m. Steuben Vllle. 5:55. m. Washington, 6:15, 3:35 a. m 1:55, 2:30,4:45 4:55p.m. llulner, 10:10a. in. Burgettl town, S 11:35 a. hi., 5.-25 p. m. Manslleld. liLi, S:3U 11.00 a. m 1:05, 6:30, d i'i. IlrldKeTlIte. 10:10 p. m. McDonalds, d 4:15. 13:45 s. m., S1'J:UJ Tracts Altnrvifrom tlie West, d 2:10. d 8:00 u in., 3:05, d 6:i5 p. m. Dennlson, 9:J0a. m. Mea benville, 5-05 p. in. Wheeling, 2:10, t:45 . m,. 2.-05, 6:55 p. m. Burgcttstown. 7:15 a. m. . 3 9:M a. m. Washlnzton. 6:55. 7:50. 1:10, 1C:2S a. m., 2:35. 6:25 p. m. Mansile'.il. 5:J0. 5:ii, 130. 11:10 j. jnlT 12:45. 3:55. 10:00 and 3 6:23p. m. Halzer. l-.u p. m. McDonalds, de:3va. m.. d 9:00 p. m. NOirrUWEST S YSTE31-PT. WAYNE KOUTK.-. Leave ior Clilciiro. d 7:i a. ui.. d 12ii. d 1:00. 1 &:4a, except Saturday 11:JJ p.m.: Toledo. 7:i(i a. m.. d 12:20, d 1:00, and eicept Saturday ll:2r D.m; Crestline. 5:45 a. m.. Cleveland, 6:103 in. :I2:44 11:05 p.m., and 7:Ha. m.. Tla P., Ft- W.ACKy.:er Castle and loungstown, 7:3) a. in.. 12:20. 3:3s p. in.: Youncstorn and N lies, d 12:20 p. m. : Mel j vllle. Erie and Ashtabula, 70 a. u.. 12:31 p. in.: i411ss and Jamestown. 3:3a p. m.; Alliance. 4:13 p. m.: Wheeling: tnd Bellalre. 6:10 a. m.. 12:15. S:45 p. m. : Bearer Palls, 4:00 p. m. ; BeiYer Palls. S 8:20 a.m.: LeeUdaie. 3:3oa,m. DKPABTPROll ALLEOHlcsr Itochester, m t. TO.: Beaver Falls. S:15.11aua. m5:u p.m.: S 4:13 p. in,: Enoa. 3:00 p. in.: LeeUdaie. 5:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:45 a. m.r 1:15. 2:30. 4:30. 4:45. 5:30, 6:15. 7:3U. 3:00 and s S:3& p. m.: Ccuway. 10:30 p. m.; Pan: Oaks 3 11:40 a.m. Trains akrivj: union station rrom Chicago, ex cept Monday. 1:30, d t:ua d 6:S a. m., d 5:55 ana d 6:50 p.m.: Toledo, except Monday. luO, d 8:35 a. m., 5:55 and 6:50 j). in.: Crestline, 12:30 p. in.; Youngstown and -New oislle. 9:10a. m.. 1:25, 6:33, loili p. m.; Alles and Youugstown. 4 6:50 p. in.; Cleveland, d 5:50 a. in.. 2.-20. J-OOp.. m.; Wheellac and Uellalre. 9:00 a. m.. 2:2U. 7:30 p. m. I iLrla and Asntabnla, 1-15. 10:15 p. in.: AtlUnc. 10:OUa.ll.; Mies and Jamestown, 3:10 a.m.; Beaver Palls. 1:30 a. m.. S fc:35 p. m.: Lretsdale. 10:40 p.m. Abbivc allxomknt, from Enon, t.oo a. :n. Canwav6.40a.in:lfocne3ter.9.4Da.in.:tfaverKiIli. 7.10a.m. . 12:31. 1:00, i.ai ami ?s:li pi m.: Leets dale, 4.30, 5.30, 6.15, b.M, 7.45 a. m.. 12.00, 12.13. 1.45. 3.30, 4.30. c.20, 9.00 and a c:6 P- m.: Pair Oaks, 3 3.53 z. m. d. dally; S, Sunday only: other trains, except Ennd.iv. JOSEt'tl WOOD. General Minaier. E. A. POULT. Ueneral Pascng-er Azent. Address. Pittsburg. lu. BALTlMOltC AND OHIO EAII.ltOAD. Eebednle Is CUeet j-.nnarr 4, 1891, Eastern time. Por Wasninztoa. D. (i. Baltimore, Pulla detDUlt and .New York, "7i- a. a. and :.) p. m. Por Cumberland. Vii5t at.. y:ia, : p. m. Por Conuellsvllle, i8:3. ri .. a. m., :U, J4:00 and sap, m. Por Unlontown. :'. 1:ia. m., i!iu anI p. m. ! us t Vinnn!Ii'trtl!k inii Unlontown, &:33a. m uud.iy nnlr. Por Mt. Pleasant. 6.30a. m. and 47 :25a.m. au 4 U0 a nd 4:0U p. in. Por Wasuluzton. Pa.. '3:05, 39:30 a. Bu. "3.33, J3:ai and "7:ndl!:;, p. a.' t or N heeling, 'ass, w.a, a. m t:S, 7i41 and lll:55n. m. Por Cincinnati and St. Louis, a a. nu, 17:4 p. m. i or Cincinnati. IllLCp. m. Por Columbus, "s.05 a. m"37:43andlUJ3p. m. Por2ewarK. "3:05. a.m.. 7:45 audli;:55p. m. Por Chicago, a:05 and 1-.45 p. m. Trains arrive irom .New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, "6:V a. m., arj3 p. In. prom Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago, d:Sa.m.. 9:vJ0 p.m. Prom Wheillas "4:25, 10:55 a. ro $5:00. 9:00p. m. Parlor and sleeping ears to Baltimore. Wasblns: ton. ClnclnnaU and Cblcag. Dally. ZIKilly except Sunday. Sbunday only. ISalurilav only. ',1) illr except Saturday. Tbe Plttsburjc Transrer Company will call lor and check bagzae from hotels and residences upon orders leit at 11. & O. ticket othce. corner Plttb ave. and Wood St., or 401 and ca SinltbaeU strest J.T. ODKLU CHAS. V. SCULL. General Manager. Geo. Pan. Azent. PITTSBUKr AND LAKE P.KtE KA1LKOAU COJtPANY. bcbednle lneltect December 14, louo. Central time. P.JSL.E.11.K. DarAKT-Por Clevelanil. 4.30. -3:00a.m..I:33.4:2U. 1:45p.m. tor Cincinnati. Chicago and St. Louis. 4:30 a. in.. 1:35, 9:15 p. to. Por Buffalo, 8:00. a. m 4:20. "OiU p.m. Por Salamanca, 8:00 a. m.. "1:35 n. m. Por Youngstown and ew castle. 4:30, "3:00. 10:00 m. in.. l:3S, '4:20. 9:45 p. m. Por Beaver Palls, :3. 755. 11310, lOnfla. m., 1:35. 3:30, '4420. 5:20, 9:) p. m. Por (.nartlers, 4:a V:33 a. m., 3:35, Vm, 7:00. 7:30, 18.-CU.S:u5. HO, 10:00. 11:35, a. m., UOO, 12:40. 112:45, ll4u 3.-J0, I til. "4r29, V-30, 4145, 6:2"X S:00. 1 1:45. 10:30 p. m. ABRIVI Prom Cleveland. en0 a. m.. "12:J, S:i,"7:50p. m. prom Cincinnati. Chleazo and su lxnll, I0:oo a. m.. "7:50 p. m. Prom BnSa o 3:40a. m.. 12:30, 10:05 p. m. Proa Salamanea 10:00 a. m., "7:50 p. m. From Yoonrs:owa and New Cas'le, "M0, "10:00 a. m.. "12:30, 5i Idi. lOsKp. m. Prom Beaver Falls, 5i2U, M:40, J.-20, lOlCOa. m.. "12:30, 1:20. 4:40. f -SX. 10.O5 p. O. P.. CAY. trains for Mansfleld. 7iVWl:33a. m., 3:55 p. .m. Por Esplea and Beecnmont, 7:30 a. v.. C. A Y. tratni rrom xiansneio. j"W, I'm a. m.. 3:45 p. m. Prom Beechmont, ., unm P., McK. Y. It. ll.-DlPABT-ror New Ha-" ven. 10:10. 17:40 a. BL. "3:00 p. m. For Wast Hew- ion. 17:40, 10:10 a. m "3 ax). 5i25n. m- AEBTVJV-Prom New Haven. "9:00 a. m.. MiUt p. m. Prom Weat Newton. 6:15. a, n 4:I0 p: m. , Por McKeesport, Ellxabetn. MonongaheU City and Belle Vernon. 6:45. 17:40, 113) a. m., 13:0$ 3:50 p. m. . from tlelle Vernon. Jlononzahela City. Elisa beth and McKeesport, 7:15, 19:00 a. m, 12:40. .14:14 4:40 p. m. Dally. ISnndays only. City Ticket Office. 639 bmltnfleld Streak ALLEGHENY VALLEY KA1LUOAD Tralns leave UnMn nation (Eastern stand ard time): East Brady Ac.. 6:55 a. in.: Niagara Ex.. dallr, S:1S a. m. (Arriving ac Buffalo at 5:45P. M.ij Klttannlng Ac, 9:00 a. m.; Hultoa Ac, 10:10 a. m.: Valley Camp Ac., 12:03 p.m.: Oil City and Da Hols Express, 1:30 p. m.: Hultoa Ac, 3:00 p. m.: Klttannlng Ac. 3:55 p. m.: l.r.ieburn Ex.. 4:53 p. m.; Klttannlng Ac, 5 J p. m.: BraeDurn Ac, 6:20 p. m.: HuitonAc. 8&0 p. ta.: BuOaloEx.. dally. 8:45 p. m. XArrlvlngat l;nnalo7:20A.M.):HtiltouAc., 0:40 p.m.: Valley C.iuip AC 11130p.m. Cnnrcn trains Emlenton. 9a.m.; Klttannlng, 12:40 p. m.: Braeouru. 9:43 p. m. Pullman Parlor Cars on daytrrinsand bleeping Car on night trains between Plttsnurf ana liunaio. J AS. p. ANDEUSON. U. X. Ait.: DAVID MCCA.KGO. Gen. Sup. PITTSBDKG AND CASTLE SHANNON K. JJ W Inter Time Table. On and after JlarcU 30, K, until further notice, trains will run a fol lows on everyday, exceptSundav. Eastern stand- .luiiiuc: iavLnga. uisourg ouj a. in.. "- m., 8:00 a. m 9:30a. m... 11:30 a. m., 1:40 j. m., 3:40 n.m..&;1l)n. m. S'iUln Tn R.SOn ra.- 9:30 D.m.. 11:30 p.m. Arllngton-5:40 a. m.. 6:20 a. m.. 7:ia a. m., 3:00 a. m.. 10:20 a. m., 1:00 n. m.. iHup.ni;;.' 4:20 n. in . 3:10 n. in.. 5:50 n. in.. . :I0 D Jn.. 10JJ p. m. Sunday trains. leaving Pittsburg 10 a.inJT Arlington 9:10 a. m., linop. m.. 1:50 p. to., 43 n. m.. 6:30 p. m. JOHN J AllN. Sunk WjJBUifcS.