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the prrrsBURe dispatch, Sunday, aprhi 24, isoa
To Draw Thousands of Tired
Toilers to the f0ity
Parks if Some One -
WILL PAY THE PIPEBS.
Transit Roads Promise
Furnish Some of the Melody.
f ARK CONCERTS IN THE EVENING
Are Mieved bj Major Gourlej to Be Quite
the Tropjr Thing.
CHIEF BIGELOW INDORSES THE PLAN
The popularity of the summer night con
certs st Highland Park last summer was so
great that there seems to be a general de
mand for more of them this year. 2Tow
that the balmy season is approaching,
thoughts of summer amusements are promi
nent in the public mind.
Thousands of people in this city are un
able to expend money for seashore vaca
tions, or for that matter, any other kind,
and to these the evening spent in the park
is the only relaxation possible during the
hot weather, when those more favorably
situated are laving in the waters of the At
lantic or inhaling the cooling breezes of
the distant mountain tops. Then there are
many others who, from reasons of business
or necessity, are compelled to mingle with
their poorer neighbors and are unable to
get away in the hot weather, to say nothing
of the thousands of children all over the
city who lire in a constant environment of
brick and stone walls, and who never see a
sprig of green or a budding flower except in
a florist's window or a lady's bosom.
An Important Question to Thousands.
To all of these the question of a little
recreation is an important thing. The
parks are a delight to them, but even these
can only be fully enjoyed in the light of
day when the great majority of work people
are bending over their daily tasks and can
not spare the time to enjoy them. "When
their day's wort isdone,the mass of the peo
ple want rest and recreation combined.
This is to be secured through concerts at
the parks in the pleasant summer evenings,
as a number of prominent men, who have
been interviewed on the subject, agree.
The statements of several gentlemen
quoted below cover all the ground and show
the importance of making the city parks
attractive to the masses who support them.
Mayor Gonrley, who takes a lively inter
est in the welfare of the people, says: "Now
that Pittsburg has parks, there should be
some effort made to make them the magnets
for the people that parks are in other cities.
The embellishments that have been pro
jected to add to the attractiveness and com
fort of the public breathing places meet
with general approval, hut there is a de
mand lor more than this.
Xo Time Except In the Evenln.
"The mass of the people cannot afford the
time to visit and enjoy the parks during the
day. In the evening, after a hard day's
work, they have no desire to go rambling
through them. To very many people the
only recreation possible is a quiet evening
spent in some such place, breathing in the
pure air and enjoying the works ofxature
about them, and watching those who come
and go in the same pursuit of rest and hap
piness. "To induce people to go to the parks in
the evenings, I believe music should be pro
vided. Pleasant evening concerts to which
all could go without Inrther expense than
street car fare, and -which rich and poor
could enjoy together. I am in lavor of any
thing that "will aflord pleasure and enjoy
ment lor the people. Music has an educat
ing influence and tends to elevate the mind.
We have few opportunities lor enjoying it
in this city as compared witn others, but I
believe there is a development in thought
and sentiment here which will demand more
Best for Overxrorfced Brains and Limbs.
".Nothing could be more satisfactory to a
tired, overworked man or woman than to
sit in the park at the close of a warm day
and listen to the strains of a good orchestra.
It has an educating influence, rests the body
and mind and litts up the soul to a point
that makes one feel that life Is worth the
living. Enjoyment and recreation of this
kind is what the DeoDle. voune- and old.
need and want, and in making it possible
for the pople it makes them better, its in
fluence at the same time keeping many
away from saloons and other places where
the influence is bad.
"To take a practical view of it, concerts
at the parks would be a pecuniarv benefit
to the traction roads, and I believe they
could and should bear the expense. If they
would display some liberality in this respect
I have little doubt but that some of our
public spirited men would help the move
ment along with substantial financial aid,
lor the love of benefiting their fellows.
But, by all means let us have the music."
whole families go night after night to enjoy
the trare air and the delightful music. "
people. Mr. BigeloV could spend no
money that would afford more satisfaction
to the taxpayers than by using a part of his
park appropriations for this pnrpose, and
he should by all means inseet a good sum
for this pnrpose in his appropriations here
after. Getting the People Interested.
"He has accomplished wonders with the
parks already, bnt he must continue to get
the people ont to enjoy them. The people
are taxed to support the parks, and if he
draws them out with an idea of this kind
they will see that he is expending their
money properly, and will not grudge that
spent for music or park improvements. Peo
ple will pay willingly if they get something
for their money. They don't leelthev are get
ting anything from a few acres of additional
land purchased, but spend a few dollars on
them where they can feel it and they are
"But by all means don't have i small
band of 20 or 25 pieces for your concerts,
fret a hir hand ot SO or 60 nieces, nrovide
plenty ol comfortable seats and be liberal.
Give the people bright, happy, popular
music that they can understand and appre
ciate. I think that if the city authorities
take the initiative in this matter some of
our wealthy gentlemen will catch the spirit
and there will be concerts provided for at
least one or two nights a week during the
BIGELOW IS PLEASED
WARM IRISH HEARTS.
Ex-Senator Lee Is Delighted With His
Reception in Erin.
HOSPITABLE AND INTELLIGENT.
Labor Part Hen Want an Opportunity to
Tote in November.
SHORT TALIS WITH PEOPLE WE MEET
TTlth the Idea of Havin; Summer Evening
Concerts In the Park Slaking Ar
rangements to Seat a Vast Audience
A Gigantic Sounding Board.
When Chief Bigelow was approached in
reference to music in the parks he was de
lighted with the idea.
"Why," said he, "at the Highland Park
concerts last summer we sometimes had as
high as 15,000 people there, and they all
seemed to enjoy themselves. When the
weather was favorable there was always a
large attendance at Highland, for its loca
tion makes it an attractive place even with
out music. Of the two parks I think High
land is the best adapted for cencerts, al
though next month I propose to build band
stands in both. At Highland the band
stand will be built on the south side of the
reservoir, so that the outer wall of the
basin will act as a reflector for the sound,
and will give better results than last year
when the aland was on elevated ground.
With the contemplated additions to the
park grounds there will be plenty of
room for larger crowds than we had last
year on the west side of the bain, and we
expect to have seats to accommodate all.
'At Schenley Park the band stand will
be located near where it was last year, but
it will be a different kind of structure. I
expect to have plenty of seats for the band
stand, though it t ill be impossible to pro
vide seats to be scattered through the whole
park in one year. It will require several
years to do what I propose in the way of
seating Schenley Park.
"The prospects for musio this summer are,
1 think, iairly good. C. L. Magee, I under
stand, has signified his intention of person
ally providing for several concerts, and I
have no doubt that the Pittsburg and Du
quesne traction companies will studv their
own interests by providing others. Two or
three concerts a week would not be too
many, and if any of our philanthropic citi
zens desire to expend a little money in a
way that will be vastly appreciated by a
large number of people, this will be a good
CHIEF BROWN'S VIEWS.
LIKE OTHER CITIES.
Manager Johnston, or the Exposition, Says
Pittsburg Is Just as Good and Should Be
as Metropolitan as New Tork, Chicago
and St. Loals.
Manager Johnston, of the Exposition So
ciety, says: "I'm heartily in favor of doing
somethmz to educate and please the mass of
the people, and in no way can it be done so
effectively at so slight an outlay as by free
open-air concerts in our parks.
"Pittsburg is a great city and commands
admiration in many respects, bnt there are
some things in which she is lamentably
lacking. The amusement of the people is
one of them, and probably the most notice
able to a visitor from any other lame city.
She has grown wonderfully of late years in
nearly all else but this, and it is time was
was throwing ofl her swaddling clothes and
reaching out for metropolitan ideas and
broader views in regard to her people.
There is no more delightful way for the
great mass of the people of spending an
evening than to sit listening to good music.
It brings out the stay-at-homes, tends to
elevate and educate, and after an evening
of such recreation a man feels better and is
How It's Done in Other Cities.
"In New Tork, Chicago. St Louis and
other large cities I have lived summer
night concerts in the parks are a matter of
course. Thousands of people attend them
every night, and the enjoyment they derive
makes the cost less than nothing. In New
York when the evening concerts are given
on the mall in Central Park the people
flock there by the tens of thousands and
they never seem to get tired of it. In fact,
the more music the people get the more
"In the cities I have named the Park
Commissioners who control the parks as
Chief Bigelow does here, provide in their
annual appropriations for music, generally
a substantial sum, which is used exclusively
for summer night concerts. Comfortable
eats are provided, of ample number, and
He Favors Free Summer Xlght Concerts at
Chief Brown talks strong for music.
"The power of music," he said, "has been
recognized in all civilized ages, and where
yon find it cultivated you find a superior
educated people. We Americans pay too
little attention to it, and we Pittsburgera
much less. There is probably not another
city in the country in which there is so lit
tle' music on our streets and in publio
places, such as parks, as in Pittsburg. I
would favor music in the parks at publio
expense. The people would get the benefit
of it, not only in the pleasure of hearing it,
but in the real physical and intellectual
good it would do them. I believe if we had
lrequcnt concerts at the park in seasonable
weather it would benefit onr department.
It would take many people to the parks
who otherwise might go to other places and
get into trouble, requiring their arrest
Such occasions also metropolitanize the
people. They get accustomed by attending
large gatherings of that kind to handlinz
themselves in a crowd, and when crowds
can take care of themselves there is less
need for police and less trouble generally,
I am heartily in favor of music, and partic
ularly free music at the parks, where all
can enjoy it"
7B0K A BUSINESS POINT 07 VIEW.
The Kapld Transit 'Companies See Money
In Summer Concerts.
Colonel W. L. Elkins, who is in charge of
the Pittsburg and Duquesne traction lines,
is also in favor of music in the parks,
though he makes no pretense of sentiment
about it and regards the matter merely from
a financial point of view. "Our experience
last summer," said he last night, "tanght
us the advantage of giving the people at
tractions to induce them to ride. St not
only benefits the people, warms up their
hearts and makes them happy,
but it increases our travel and con
sequently our dividends. Xou can
say that we will provide music at both the
Highland and Schenley Parks during the
season, and will make ample arrangements
on all onr lines to accommodate them com
fortably. I can't tell you at this time just
what arrangements we will mate for pro
viding music, but it will be settled at the
meeting of our board next week, and vou
may rest assured whatever we do will" be
clone right It is to our interest to popular
ize not only our lines, bnt the parks as
well, and we will not be sparing ofexnense
to do it We will give the people all the
music they want as long as it proves adraw
Many of the customs and laws of civil
ized Europe are unknown in this country,
and to an observant American lawyer the
foreigner's mode of living and his business
methods would be interesting subjects of
study. This was ex-Senator J. W. Lee's
experience while on his recent trip to Ire
land on behalf of the John McKeown estate.
Mr. Lee recalls with pleasure bis first visit
to the "auld sod," and he enjoyed it im
mensely. The Irish are a most hos
pitable people, and he says he found
them very intelligent, even where
they lived in small communities and were
not given to much traveling or blessed with
the best educational facilities.
In one little town that he visited It was
necessary to take the testimony of some of
John McKeown's former neighbors. Ten of
them were called in at random, and Mr. Lee
adds that with the exception of one old man
they could all write their names. However,
the old man was intelligent in other ways,
and bad accumulated considerable money
in building roads and contracting for county
bridges. He had good business ability, and
was looked up to and respected by his fel
lows in the town.
looked a Great Demi like Gladstone.
They all had good memories and answered
the lawyer's questions promptly. Mr. Lee,
in addition to their affidavits, secured their
photographs, and he prizes them highly.
He says the aged contractor bears a strong
resemblance to Gladstone, but, of course,
the face of tlje English Liberal is stamped
with more intelligence than his Irish com
patriots. What struck Mr. Lee as the most interest
ing peculiarity of the country is the entail
of propertv. There is no such thing as the
interchange of property in Ireland as in
America, and this fact Mr. Lee soon dis
covered. His first object was to buy a lot,
but he couldn't do it for love or money. He
finally leased one for 699 years from an
Irish Karl, and he thought this would
suffice for the present generation
and numerous ones to come. The inability
to sell property in fee would puzzle an
American at first, who is always willing to
sell the shirt on his back if anybody wants
it, and he can get his price. Another feat
ure of Irish life that the ex-Senator noticed
was that families for 200 or 300 years
had lived on the same land. Their children
had been born in the old house and they
had lived and died on the same farm. It is
quite different in America, where the aver
age citizen roams the country at will. If
he doesn't like one place he can move to
another. There is no" restraint here. In Ire
land Mr. Lee says families are compelled
by force of circumstances to live on one
pifflcolt to Bent a Farm.
As a rule they oouldn't rent another one,
if they wanted to. The soil is productive,
and byeareful cultivation many of the
farmers have managed to maintain their
families and live hanpily.
When in England" Mr. Lee says he visited
the Honse of Commons. He had the pleas
ure of sitting not far from Gladstone while
he was making a speech. Near by on the
front bench was Sir William Harcourt
wearing a high hat Gladstone, he adds,
is still vigorous for his great age. He is
large-limbed and sinewy.' His frame
is rather snare, but his general ap
pearance indicates bodily strength.
Mr. Lee thinks the House of" Commons is
admirably arranged for debate. Usually
the leaders of the parties sit on the front
benches, and their manner of harangning is
much like the American. They go at each
other in hammer and tongs style, cross
question sharply, and resort to sarcasm and
ridicule just as Democrats and Bepublicans
do in the House or Senate. The dav Mr.
Lee visited the House of Commons the1
question under discussion was a proposed
change in the conspiracy laws. It involved
the boycott and the plan of cam
paign. Gladstone spoke for the Irish.
Such lawyers as Sir Charles Bus-
sell, Webster and Matthews were called
in and asked for their opinions,
which they gave freely. Mr. Lee said he
had often read in the American newspapers
f( the plan of campaign, but he never knew
what it meant In the conrse of the debate
the subject was unfolded to his satisfaction.
In Ireland the plan of campaign is where
tenants band together and place their rents
in the hands of an agent to fight the landlords.
see the game, and I thought I would get the
score before going home, the Senator said
in a half apologetic tone. "But understand
me, I'm not a crank. No, sir, I'm not a
baseball crank, but quietly, I enjoy a game
occasionally. Of course we country people
don't get to see a game often, but to tell the
troth, -I'm not a crank on the game. Play
ing ball is a healthy, vigoroui exercise
and I have played ball even in my
maturer years, and I enjoyed it, too, but
I'm not a crank, yon understand. . I've
often thought that a real close game of base
ball tends to relieve one's mind, and to
make him forget many of his troubles.
You know I hare always believed that
more than half the ills of flesh are imag
inary, and it has always struck me that an
hour at a good ball game shifts the trend of
one's thoughts, and for the time at least
makes him a well man, bnt you understand
I'm not a baseball crank,' the Senator con
cluded. His Green Tree constituents are satisfied
that the Senator is a philosopher, but they
do not consider him a crank on baseball.
HABD ZO BBXAX AWAY.
Ex-Congressman Allen Says the Political
Faith of Youth Sticks to Men.
"I have noticed that it is a pretty hard
thing for a man to get away from the politi
cal faith of his youth," said ex-Congressman
Allen, of Michigan. "I have in mind
Salmon P. Chase and ex-Governor Camp
bell, of Ohio. Chafe had been an ardent
Democrat, but he espoused the cause of the
slave, and became a stanch Abolitionist
After the war was over and the citizens had
returned from bloodshed to peaceful occu
pations, Chase continued to remain in the
Republican party, but at heart he was a
Democrat He showed this in his
decisions by always leaning to the principle
of State rights and other doctrines of the
Democratic partr. He had been trained im
a Jefiersonian school, and when nothing of
great importance was at stoke, he couldn't
neip applying xiemocrauc principles in ms
interpretations of the law. He was strongly
opposed to the centralization of cower, and
was careful to guard against this doctrine
in his decisions.
"Now, I think that ex-Governor Camp
bell is at heart more of a Republican than a
Democrat You know it is not many years
since he left us and went over to the
Democracy. He says it was due to
the influence of his wife, who had
been brought up a Democrat, and
she wouldn't change her politics for
any man. Mr. Campbell is a brilliant
talker on the stump, but did you ever notice
that he never speaks like any of the old
time Democratic leaders. Hi's ideas are not
so radical. When he does roast the Be
publicans, he betrays himself by overdoing
it There is no use talking; Campbell is
like Chase, or anyother man who leaves his
own political party and joins another. He
still has some love left for the principles he
BAPID TBANSIT AND WATCHES.
Why Pittsburg Timepieces Get Ont of
Order So Often.
"Do you know," said a Fifth avenue jew
eler yesterday, "what causes irregularity in
the movement of good watches more than
any other one thing? You don't? Well, it
is nothing more or less than jumping on
and off street 'cars. In the days of the
slow-moving horse cars the trouble was not
so apparent, bnt now, with cable and elec
tric roads in full operation, watchmakers
are continually repairing watches that have
suddenly taken to running an hour and a
half in every hour, without any apparent
reason. In almost every case when such a
watch is brought to me I find that the
watch has received a jar, and more often
than not the owner cannot tell when
it happened. Then I ask him whether
he uses the traction or electric cars. Yes.
is the answer. Did you jump on or off
before the car had stopped? 'Perhaps. I
generally do. ' That is the reason the watch
has taken to rnning faster than it should.,
The shock that a man receives when he
swings himself on or off a moving car is
quite enough to displace a coil of the hair
spring, and away goes the watch. Eortu-
and the watch runs as well as ever. But it
is as well to be careful. We cannot stop
using the cars on account of our watches,
but we should remember that every time
you get a jerk there is a chance of your
watches getting out of gear."
DO TOU BAT?
DO not fail to read Toilet Booms in the
cent a word advertising columns of THE
THE MARINE BAND COMKO.
Two Splendid Concerts Promised Pittsburg
on Thursday, May 5.
The United States Marine Band, the
pride of Washington official life, will give
two concerts here Thursday, May 5. This
is the second leave of absence ever granted
the band, and was secured only through in
fluential letters to President Harrison and
Secretary Tracy. The band has been here
on two previous occasions, immense audi
ences greeting them both times. Under
the direction of Mr. John Philip Sonsa,
who was appointed by President Hayes,
and whose ability has placed the band in
the front rank of national bands in the
world, it delights to the extent that the se
verest criticism is warm praise. At the
coming concerts "Ben Hur's Chariot Race,"
Slaved here last year, and "Sheridan's
.He," a startling descriptive war piece,
will form part of the programme.
Mile. Marie Decca, who is already an es
tablished favorite here, will be the soloist
In addition to singing from an entirely new
repertoire, she will sing as an encore the
famous Eckert's "Echo Song," sung by
Mmc Patti in her concert here. As an in
dication of the success the band is having
on its Golden Gate tour, it may be stated
that the receipts in 11 Western towns, all
one-day stands bnt three, were 135,000. The
concerts here will be managed by G. E.
For a rood-fitting suit or overcoat go to
Pltcalrns, tst Wood street.
THEY WANT RECOGNITION.
he Labor Party Leaders Circulating Peti
tions to Show Their Strength Ohject to
Being Wiped Off the Political Map
Want a Chance In November.
Collis Lovely, of Latrobe, Pa., was in
Pittsburg yesterday. Mr. Lovely was for
merly a conspicuous leader in the Labor
party' of Pennsylvania, but he has recently
been active in the ranks of the Democratic
organization. "The Labor party is just
now in a peculiar position," he said. ''The
arrangement of the ballots under the new
election law provides that any party that
does not poll at least one third of the bodu
lar vote of the State shall not get a place
on the Baker ballot It is a grave question
what the real strength of the Labor party
is, and of course it will be bard to tell just
where that party stands until after the
new law is fairly tested. The
labor people claim, and I think they are
right, that the election under the system is
the only fair test for any party. Ol course
the law is fixed now and that cannot be
done, but the State 'headquarters are circu
lating petitions to the Secretary of the Com
monwealth praying that a fair test of the
labor party be made before it is eternally
wiped off the political map. These petitions,
and there are thousands of them now going
through the State, recite that the signers
are anxious to vote lor labor candidates
or for some candidates other than those pre
sented by the two old political parties.
"The labor leaders are anxious to have
these petitions liberally signed, and upon
the sum total of the signatures they will
base their claim for a place .among the par
ties in the State and tor a place on the new
ballot for their candidates. Of conrse,"
Mr. Lovely went on, '1 am not informed as to
the success with which the petitions are
meeting. There are a great many people
who are dissatisfied wQh the old parties,
and are ready and willing to go into any
organization or combination that promises
relief, and for that reason I would not be
surprised if the labor people, through their
petitions, would make a snowing that might
surprise the other party leaders.
"As for myself, I am out of politics," he
concluded, "our county has become very
uncertain, politically, and I have decided to
let those who profit by politics do the bulk
of the political work.'
Fresh, Seasonable Goods.
We are making a. special offer on flour this
week. Owing to the great success attend
ing this special sale four weeks ago, we have
decided to push it again for this week at a
reduction that defies competition, when con
nected with our other bs.rsra.lns. Von take.
the goods, I take the risk, not you. Ex
amine, sample and try. Remember, the
goods are our property and If you are not
entirely satisfied with them you can return
at my expense and get your money. If
you are fair-minded, dear reader, you will
have to accept this as a reasonable propo
sition. G sacks elegant flour , $1 75
6 Bs flake tapioca ? 25
3 Bs evaporated raspberries 1 00
10-fi pail apple butter (warranted pure
country goods) Just think of it 09
30-ft pail Maryland vineyard Jelly 75
1 S-fi) can black California cherries 10
25 boxes Standard bag blue 25
7 fts lump starch 25
20-B box boneless codfish 1 15
1 box bloaters (JO'a) . 60
1 box scaled herring (100's) 15
10-1& kits No. 1 mackerel 1 35
10 cans salmon 1 00
9 cans salmon (red, none better) 1 00
7 lbs roasted coffee (fresh ground) 1 00
Mbars family soap 1 00
Weigh your goods family scales 1 95
30 bars soap (Scents size) 1 00
5 fts tea (in all varieties) 1 00
5 fts 50c tea (in all varieties) 1 00
9 fts rolled oats 25
7 fts dried lima beans 25
6 cans, concentrated lye .. 25
1 gallon New Orleans molasses.?. 29
5 fts currants t 25
8 fts white clover honey (pressed) 1 00
w in snip tins noney to any station or
landing within 300 miles of Pittsburg,
freight pi epaid, on receipt of. 1 25
6 foot stepladder, complete 9S
1 clothes horse (4 wings, 6 feet) 85
2-ft can best baking powder in the
United States for 20
6 fts good cooking raisins 25
1 ft Woyman's tobacco 23
1 box mold tobies C9
lft choice chewing tobacco : 18
I will prepay freight to any station within
S00 miles of Pittsburg, Pa.
Send for the most complete price list ever
offered to the public. Free, fiee to nil.
Make known your name and correct address,
and we will do the rest All goods must be
first class or yonr money will be cheerfully
refunded. Jas. J. Weldos,
No. 201 Market street cor. Second avenue,
i PRETTY SATURDAY.
Beautiful and Well-Dressed Women
Promenade the Streets.
PITTSBURG GIRLS THE PRETTIEST,
Eayi a JCw Tork Van Who Ii Married
and Ought to Know.
BEWILDERING SCENES ON THE AYENTJE
Pittsbnrgers never enjoyed a more de
lightful afternoon than that of yesterday.
All the elements seemed to have
united in one harmonious whole in
making .the day agreeable, ' and Fifth
avenue for two hours looked as
though every handsome woman in the two
eities had crowded the popular thorough
fare to show her pretty face and to display
to an admiring world all the novelties that
go to beautify the fair sex.
It was like a rainbow of promise after a
storm, and many a man, prompted by ad
miration and a trne affection for the beauti
ful, stood at convenient points along the
avenue, and for a season feasted his hungry
eyes on the bewildering panorama and
grand cavalcade that swayed up and down
The avenue was indeed a picture, rare and
beautiful. The pretty women with their
fashionable costumes and the children deli
cately and artistically robed had the right
of way in the attractive procession, and
while they enjoyed the sun bath and seemed
conscious that thousands of admiring eyes
were following them, the men were content
with the cheerful picture that stretched it
self ont before them during the entire
An Expert Opinion on Pittsburg- Girls.
"Pittsburg's girls are the prettiest in the
world," J. H. Eielly, the furniture man of
New York State,. said. He, with a party of
well dressed, thrifty looking gentlemen,
had been standing for an hour in a window
at Ne well's cafe. "The younger girls, it
seems to me, are the prettiest, although
many handsome girls of what might be
termed the older class are conspicu
ous in this crowd," he went on.
'They all seem to dress with rare
good taste. I am a married man myself,
and I know shoddy from silk. I think the
Pittsburg girls devote more of their atten
tion to buying substantial garments than
they do to making a big display at a little
cost Your women here, it strikes me, have
better taste than one finds ordinarily. The
faces of all of them seem to be well formed,
and their beauty to me is certainly striking.
"Another thing that strikes me is the
pretty feet of the Pittsburg women. Noth
ing so completes a pretty costume as a well
made and shapely pair of shoes and I have
noticed that all the women seem to appreci
ate that fact. Look there," he concluded,
pointing to a handsome woman of probably
25, arrayed in a delicatelv tinted spring
suit, the trail of which rustled like a sheaf
of well-dried sea weeds. Two tots
of probably 3 and 5 years toddled
along one on either side of
.her. Everybody, even the women,
who were thoroughly impressed with their
own appearance, turned admiringly to
watch the little ones as they were cau
tiously steered through the crowd while
they chattered gleefully to their attentive
The Prettiest Blossoms That Bloom.
And the children, bless 'em, they were
the prettiest blossoms in the magnificent
boquet that adorned old Fifth avenue's
Lovely blue-eyed forgetmenots, everv
one, from the curly-headed girl who tagged
tearfully at her mother's skirts to the fat 3-months-old
darling that gazed in wide-eved
wonder at this thing called earth add' its
creatures, and little knew and, alas, cared
t hat a mother s tender arms could not al
ways caress and protect
t Old Sol himself seemed to have a warmer,
kinder glow wherever his rays pierced the
clouds and bathed the form of a child.
Where the little ones all camefrom nobody
knows, but where they all go everybody
The envious might say that a pretty child
attracted attention in the 'great crowd for
the sake of its pretty mother, bnt the smile
awakened by a sweet child's face is not mis
taken by a mother to mean other than it
does a human fraternal thrill at the sight
of an innocent babe
The human bouquet was brilliant, per
haps gandy. There were the lilies, consid
ered by all men, and there was the rose
without its thorn, and the poppy without
its bitterness, but above and yet below all
was the forget-me-not, "And a little child
shall lead thee."
Beauty In the City Parks.
But Fifth avenue was not the only place
in Pittsburg where feminine beauty and
childish innocence bloomed out like a col
lection of rare flowers yesterday. The
parks fairly teemed with girls and
thousands ot handsome baby wagons
with their precious loads were
pushed about through the graded walks
and avenues It was the first day of the
season in which the babies could remain for
more than a few minutes in the delightful
breathing spots, and the mothers, the
nurses and the babies took advantage of
every minute of the cheerful day.
The weather yesterday was in itself a
study. At high noon the sun beamed out
warm as a tire. A halt an hour later old Sol
hid himself behind a passing cloud for a
few minutes, and a breeze like the breath
of a refrigerator swept over the city. A
few minutes later the sun uncovered
itself, and for the rest of the afternoon
the air felt as though it had been warmed
by a mother's love before it reached Pitts
burg. The drifting clouds'did not obstruct
the heat, but they kept the sun smiling and
frowning like a jealous lover.
HOT A BASEBALL 0SABX
Senator Steel Eulogises the Game, bnt De
clare Himself Emphatically.
State Senator Steel came In from his
Green Tree home yesterday to mingle for
an hoar or so with his old-time political
friends. The Senator with others was block
ading Fifth avenue watching with marked
interest the baseball bulletin board when a
Dispatch reporter found him.
Cat Glass for Weddings.
The assortment shown in onr Blue Boom
Is a most elaborate one. But few stores in
the country display so large a collection or
different articles with a diversity or -design
and onttlng. So many new forms In punch
bowls, salad and berry dishes, vases, wine
sets, decanters, ice cream and sherbet sets,
pitchers, oaraffes, tumblers, finger bowls,
etc. Our cut glass Is famed for its deep,
bold, rich cuttings and great brilliancy.
E. P. Eobeets Jt Sons.
Sent Tip for Stealing Flour Bags.
John "Woods was yesterday sent 90 days to
the workhouse for stealing flour bags from
the Marshall & Kennedy mill. He was
caught Friday night coming away from the
mill with the stuff
Suicided by Taking Poison.
Arthur C Wylie, aged 24 years, who
lived with his mother on Ferry street, com
mitted suicide last night by taking poison.
The young man had become disheartened is
Mtss Jaote Meade Wilse will give the first
of a setiesor lectures on "America Under
the Constitution" on Monday, Hay 30. Five
others will follow, on June 1, 4, 6. S and lL
The lectures will be under the auspices of
Pittsburg Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, and include the fol
lowing subjects: "The Making of the Con
stitution," "Alexander Hamilton," "Thomas
Jefferson," 'The War of 1S12," "John Qulnoy
Adams and Andrew Jackson" and "Capture
of a Commonwealth."
Thornton Bros., Allegheny.
Tou haven't heard from us for two weeks.
The fact is we have been too busy to adver
tise. The bargains that attract to our store
such a multitude of buyers need no news
paper advertising. No competitor attempts
to meet our prices. Of course we demand
the cash for every Item that leaves the store
couldn't do otherwise and sell goods at
such unheard-of prices. If you are a cus
tomer that wants time, go to the drygoods
houses that are equipped with prices for
credit buyers. We have all the cash cus
tomers we can wait on.
. tclrn's,M Wood street
Trouserings and overcoatings now ready, at
Mining Stock Quotation.
New Tork, April 23. Best & Belober, 200:
Consolidated CalUornia and Virginia, 400;
Deadwood, 210; Eureka Consolidated, UO;
Homestake, 13J0: Horn bllver. 300; Mexican,
115: Ophir,210; Plymouth, 10: Savage, ISO;
Sierra -Nevada, 115; Standard, 135; Union Con
THE GBOTTTB OF A WEEK.
The Wonders Wrought In That Tim at the
New Town of Aliqalppa,
' "Well, what Is doing at AliquippaT" was
asked the Secretary or the steel company,
vesterdav. bv onr reporter. "Beallv I've
been so busy writing deeds and attending to
answering correspondence jroin manuiac
tnrera and distant parties Inquiring about
lots, I only know in a general way, but we've
been on an awful hustle all week and I feel
nwfnllv tlrarl. T rtrm'f. heliAVA A new tnwn
ever caught on and rushed off toward eac-J
cess so quickly as Aliquippa hat. We have'
sold on an average the last ten days 15 lots a
day. Not bad, considering the weather, waa
ltT And yesterday we. had another
very successful sale at the grounds.
Tou see," the buildings for the manu
factories are so nearly completed
and there have been quite a number of
bouses started already by lot purchasers
that people are noon convinced that Ali
quippa is going to boatown, a bustling, busy
town before the summer is fairly started.
Indeed, it will be bnsy too soon, I fear."
"What do yon mean by that? It's rather un
usual for a man Interested in selling lots to
make a remark like that." "I meaultnatin
nmonth or two there will he a large force of
woikmennt work in the steel, shovel and tin
plate mill, and I fear there will not be ac
commodations for tbeir shelter. Many of the
lot purchasers are building or Intending to
do so. but these will be their own homes.
What Aliquippa needs most is for some en-
rorpusiu;; man 10 pus up nouses aim sen
house and lot after the works start. I
know there'll be big money in it,
and the company would gladly second the
building of houses fnr their men by good
terms, I'm suie. It's an actual fact that one
woman down there who owns a tumbled
down old place is making $60 or $70 a week
taking care 'of a dozen of our men forking
on tho buildings. What Altqnippa wants
now is houses. I was talking with an archi
tect to-day who is thinking very seriously of
buying lots, building houses, ant selling,
and I sincerely hope he will decide to go
ahead. Tou'dbe surprised. One week has
changed the whole aspect of that famous
old picnic neighborhood. No, we haven't
laid out the whole of the property in lots
yet. We have sold over a fourth of what
hai been plotted, and it besins to look as
though we'd have to cut up the balance,
though we didn't intend doing so.
On Friday final arrangements were made
for ""the locating of a large tin
plate mill. Tou see, the steel works will
make the block plate, which will be a great
advantage to the tin plate mllL Who are in
It? Well, there are J. P. Bailey, Cbas. H. and
Harry W. Lowe and several others not to be
mentioned. Yes, there are other factories
asking for sites. We could have factories
located on all our sites now, but you see we
refuse to pay big bonnses, as we are con
vinced that the natural advantages of All
quipDa and the donation of a Bite will bring
solid factories, wbilo mushroom concerns,
after a bonus, will go elsewhere. We have
enough now to Insure a busy town and
simply to locate factories do we intend risk
ing Its future by getting Irresponsible-works
there. Everything there mast be solid. Tee,
several Beaver Valley factories have their
eye on a location, but I've got to go. By the
way, if you're going to say anything about
Aliquippa, I wish you'd mention the great
uoiuaiiu lur nouses."
Thornton Bros., Allegheny.
One case of 10c pongee, in a variety of col
ors, 36 inches wide, Monday morning and
during the week at 6Jo. Bee this drapery.
Also, 200 chenille covers. 1J square, 63c:
with fringe, 93c. At 29c, 33c, 19u and 69c India
silK that you pay Just double for elsewhere.
Bring satnnles to us for zomparison. 100
pieces curtain scrims at 3Kc.
the Cash Stork.
WM Fools TA8SG Mortals Be
Lovely Wedding Silver.
Onr spring stock is a superb one. It is thb
largest and richest we have over shown. So
many noble specimens of steillng tea and
table ware 'in the famous Louis XV. and
Bococo design.' The ever acceptable ohests
of silver a specialty with us. We have all
sizes, from $50 to $1,000. One thing, our goods
are all new and fresh. We can please you.
Come In and acquaint yourseir with the
styles. E. p. Roberts & Soxs,
Fifth avenue and Market street.
To Whom It May Concern.
This is to say that, having been a sufferer
for the space of six years from stone cancer
In right breast, I finally underwent treat
ment at the Hutchinson Cancer Cure Hos
pital, located at Sewickley, Pa. After being
there seven weeks the cancer was, I feel
satisfied, entirely removed. In gratitude to
my Heavenly Father and to the officials of
the Institution, I tender this testimony
voluntarily. Mrs. Mabt Fostxe,
211 Boobelle street, Knoxville, Pa. '
PmssmiQ March 26, 1832.
l-TJntll Julyl.-J3 OO.
Oabtneta $1 per dozen. A life-size crayon
for saso, at Aufreoht's, 77 Fifth avenue.
Bring the children.
YDU ARESURETQ LOOK SHEEPISH.
WH AT & sight you are in an
ill-fitting, unbecoming suit
of clothes! Even if people
are not looking critically at
you, you'll be sure to sus
pect that that is just what
they are doing. Can any
thing be more mortifying?
POO LS and their money ar"e
easily parted. So don't part
with -yours until you have
seen the 60 new styles of
ail-woot suits we ptacea on
sale for this week; or if
something better is what
you are after, see the go
new styles of all-wool suits
TH ESE suits were made by
our owti tailors, and every
one warranted to give the
best satisfaction. Now, for
$15 we'll give you choice
of 120 new styles of
fine Dress Suits in Worst
ed, Clay or Plain Mixed.
MORTALS of the most
fastidious taste can be suited
in any of these suits. If
you want a suit that will
outlast half a dozen of
catch-ienny variety and
that will look better at the
end than inferior goods do
at the beginning try our
BE sure and try our guaran
teed clothing. It costs you
nothing to compare quality,
style, workmanship and
Clothiers, Tailors, Hatters and
954 and 956 LIBERTY STREET.
Cor. Oak Alley.
NEW CITY .
And understand why 1,600
lots were sold and 600 houses
erected in seven months,
MUST SEE IT.
Purchases are made readily
because the property has the
money value asked for it
Visitors see atf a glance it is
beautifully situated and will
be a delightful place to live.
The numerous works located
(many of which are in oper
ation) make every dollar in
vested in this property secure.
There cannot be general
As the manufactories are so
different in character that the
suspension of any one of ther
will not affect the city.
This is the time. Lots can be
- secured now at original prices.
700 workmen are daily em
ployed in the construction of
, the great factories of The
Chambers Glass Co.
.Remember that every dollar
invested in lots at
Will soon double in value.
Free Railroad Tickets
Given There and Return.
Salesmen always on the
For further particulars ap
ply at office of
THE BUBRELL IMPLEMENT COMPM,
HO. 79 FOURTH ATZ. (Tint floor