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THE PITTSBURG DISPATOfi, THURSDAY, JAMttARt 10, 1888,
Continued from First Page.
Point Sllghtlv Hurt and cut about the head.
At the West Penn Hospital are:
Maurice RyjCn. bricklayer. Scalp wounds
and bruises. Injuries not serious.
Goldex. Cut about head and body
badly bruised. Not serious.
The following named persons were reported
lit Central station as missing and supposed to
be buried in the rutns:
Charles ilcvs, age 35, employed at
Wddin'i fnrmeri at Pennslvauia Company's
offices; residence, Allegheny
PHILIP Gemmel, age 3a. home on Forty
eighth street: was seen near the building just
before the accident, but was not employed
Samcel Bnowif, age SO, carpenter, was
working on second floor, just above where his
father was working, and was injured; residence
S Race street, Allegheny.
Ya There Xeclicecce as n Cnnse for the
Dinnaterf Ilrorr Lcc Blazon, Sr.,
Relates a striking Coincidence
on the Point The Building
Inspector and Others
As to the question of negligence, or at
least a prior suspicion thereof, Henry Lee
Mason, Sr., father of a principal member of
the Weldin firm, said to a reporter for this
paper last evening that the entire firm were
impressed with the idea that the cause of
the accident was not so much the great age
of their own building as the supposed neg
ligence with which the new one was being
erected. The proper supports to the new
walls, they say, were not put in, and,
strangely enough, on the day preceding the
accident, a friend of the firm had come in
and commented on the supposed unsafe con
dition of the building being erected, saying
that "it looked as if, in case a strong wind
should come down Diamond alley and
.strike those new walls they would easily
A sample of the mortar used in the build
ing was submitted to Mr. "Walsh, the man
who built the Baltimore and Ohio Eailroad
depot on Smithfield and Water streets, and,
without being told why an opinion was
wanted, he pronounced the sample very
good, after having wet and mixed it. He
was then asked what he thought of the
matter in a general way, and particularly
as to whether he thought the walls unsafe
and unable to stand ordinary strain. Mr.
Walsh replied that he supposed the blast
was sufficiently strong to throw down anv
unprotected wall while new; but he seemed
to think no estimate could be made of
the force exerted.
The air was full of rumor as it could be
packed, and all sorts of opinions were heard
regarding the stability of the walls and the
quality of the mortar. Some said the bricks
and mortar separated so completely as to
leave scarce any trace whatever of the latter.
Some were telling that the walls were
flimsv, and in the same crowd could be heaid
the assertion that they were quite heavy,
and, all else being right, abundantly suffi
cient. THE BUILDIXG IXSPECTOE SPEAKS.
Building Inspector Frank was lound last
evening, helping to dig out some sufferers
from the ruins of the '"Model" restaurant on
Diamond allev, and he was asked what he
thought of the matter, and what was the
cause. He replied:
I see nothing wrong with the building or
the mortar. There is alwajs at this time of
year too much hurry in putting up walls, but
the mortar was made of sharp sand and was
pood, and there can be no complaint in this re
spect. I am too much engrossed at present to
talk very coherently, but I can say that I can
find no fault with the work beyond what I have
already stated, and that applies to all cases of
winter building. There is no estimating the
power of the wind that struck the building,
and I can say no more at present.
Councilman Hugh Ferguson, who was as
sisting Mr. Frank in the excavation, was
also asked for an opinion. Mr. Ferguson is,
or has been, a very extensive builder, and
The trouble is that mortar at this time of
year in a green wall has no more adhesive
power than so much sawdust, and when these
high buildings are put up in this kind of
weather with open fronts it takes but little
force to throw them down.
Mr. Ferguson's opinion was in brief:
That it was no more than might be expected
in the case of any similar high building
with an open front and an unexpected
GREEK WALLS DISSECTED.
Mr. A. C. Douthitt, of Douthitt Bros.,
extensive brick builders, said:
I don't think a man of Huckestine's experi
ence would be so much of a fool as to ue poor
mortar. 1 did not see the mortar; but there
would be no profit in using a poor article. The
sharp river sand used in this city is a cent a
bushel cheaper than loam sand, and brick
layers cannot work sharp sand without a con
siderable amount ot lime, ana in consequence
are forced to use it. Then lime is cheap, and
especially so when purchased in such quantity
as required for buildings like this one.. .Mor
tar is as cheap as brick, and, as Ilucke
stine furnishes both, there could be
no inducement for his stinting the quantity
of lime necessary. As to the statement that
the bncks and mortar parted without showing
evidence of bond, that amounts to nothing, as
bricks laid in good mortar in the kind of
weather late prevailing would not adhere so as
to form a bond for several weeks after build
ing. There is one defect, or omission, that I have
noticed in this city, but it applies generally,
and that is that walls are seldom or neverprop
erly secured against cyclones. In Chicago,
where one is liable to be hatched in 15 minutes,
builders take precautions and secure their
work as they go: but here, where such blows
are scarce known oftencr than once in ten
years, their caution is less. Then such acci
dents rarely happen on buildings of ordinary
height, audit is bnt lately that anv hicber than
six stories have been built. Experience in
these cases teaches as well as in others, and
selfishness, if not conscience, may and doubt
Jess will teach a salutary lesson. But little
power is required to push a green wall over in
any kind of weather, and much less in a damp
than in dry time.
A DECIDEDLT ADVERSE TIEW.
One of the best known architects and
builders of the city, who, for reasons of his
own, withholds his name from publication,
In giving his theory of the accident, last
If that building had been properly construct
ed it could not have tumbled down, and if the
proper authorities had overlooked the work
they would have condemned it before it was
blown apart. The scientific theory is easily ex-
Jilained. Let us assume that the "building was
00 feet high and 40 feet of this being above the
surrounding buildings and exposed to the di
rect action of the wind. If the wind was blow
ing at the rate of 40 miles per hour, there would
be a pressure of 68.67 pounds to the square foot.
As there would be 40 feet of the side of the
building exposed, this would act as a lever on
the other 60 feet on the lower portion of the
wall, making altogether 4.000 feet of the surface
exposed. As there are 4,000 feet of surface ex
posed, and the pressure is 58.67 pounds to the
square foot; this would make an aggregate
pressure of 231.680 "foot pounds" acting on the
lever of 60 feet, or the distance from the street
to the tops of the surrounding buildings, or, in
other words, the portion of the wall that was
not subject to the direct action of the wind.
The leverage multiplied by the power would
give 14,080,800 pounds to the whole surface.
This wonld tend to show that the wind would
throw the building over.
As there is & leverage of 40 feet to the ful
crum of the lever the pressure would be
greater on the lower part of the wall of the
Duildmg than upon the upper. If the building
was not well laterally braced with cross walls
and good partitions it would break at the bot
tom of the wall as easily as a pipestem. If it
was well braced the wind would have to move
the whole building before it could fall. As it
was, the wall veered around as if the bracing
bad been left out altocether. Theresponsi
tnli y of the matter, if there be any. is confined
to the architect, the builder and the building
inspectors, and it will bear the closest investi
gation. " As an evidence that the hnilding was not con
structed properly, the -many new buildings
eoing up around it may be cited. The Court
Souse toex and other buildings about the
citv, which are more exposed than the one that
fell to-day, were not even shaken If the
bracing had been w hat it should have been, it
would have been impossible fur the wind o
blow It over. Even with a pressure of 146.7
ounus io ine square loot, wnen me win a is
lowing at the rate of 10U miles perhour.it
would hardly be knocked down.
THE CONTBACTOE TALKS.
John HncUcnsteln Gives His Version as to
the Causes of tho Accident His
Entire List of Workmen How
Many of Them Yet Lie
Contractor John Huckensteiu was out of
the city when the accident occurred. He
had gone to Greensburg to look at a build
ing he is erecting at that place, and did not
hear of the disaster until he arrived. He
immediately began sending telegrams to
Irieuds in this city for information, but
could get nothing definite, and some of the
telesrrams informed him that his son, John
Huckenstein, Jr., was missing. He could
not return until nearly 6 o'clock, and his
first inquiry was about his son, whom he
believed had been killed. As soon as he
learned that his boy was not striously hurt
he went home.
A Dispatch reporter saw him at his
home on Fairmount street, Allegheny, last
evening, and he was greatly agitated over
I would not care if a dozen of my buildings
had been blown down if no lives had been lost.
Money cannot replace life or limb. My son
had a miraculous escape. He was working on
tho seventh story with Barney O'Connor, who
was setting the last stone, when the wall gave
wav. They both fell to the cellar, a distance of
fullv 100 feet, bat were not seriously hurt My
sonis flightlv bruised about the head, but no
bones are broken, and he will be able 'to attend
to business in a few davs. I do not know the
nature of O'Connor's injury, but it is said he
will be all right in a few days.
HIS REFUTATION OF CHAKGES.
When informed that "some persons had
claimed that the walls were defective, and
that the material used was not up to the
standard, Mr. Huckeustein said:
"The material used was the best in the mar
ket, and all tho men employed on the building
were skilled workmen. Mortar does not set as
fan at this time of the jearasmthe summer,
and the fact that it does not adhere to the
brick is not an indication that bad mortar has
beeu used. We use the best lime that can be
procured, and paid 2cents a bushel more for
the lime used in tne building than the price of
ordinary lime. Tho plans of the building
were changed after several stories had been
built. When Sir. Willev decided to put a
seventh story on it, I advised him not to, but
he insisted on it, and the seventh story was
built, tbe last stone being laid yesterday. I
had no idea that the building would not stand
it. as the walls were constructed of the best
material, and there wonld have been no acci
dent had it not been for tho cyclone. The
walls of the first two stories were 22 inches
thick, the next three 18 inches and the last two
13 inches. Headers were placed in every fifth
lavcr, and the walls were perfectly constructed.
1 had 20 men at work on the building to-day,
and some of them have not been heard from
et. The time book shows the following names
bf the men at work:
Bricklayers Jonn Huckenstein, Jr., John
Dounellv. Harry Faulkner, Maurice Ityan,
Leonard" Shifihoo.se. Thomas Lemon, Ernest
Remhart, Georjre Blendinger, Michael Ryan
and Thomas McKee.
Laborers Owen Do-inelly, Richard Carroll,
David Courtney, John Q. Barber, W. Springer,
Jacob Galuce, John Kidout, Thomas Jones and
Barnev O'Connor, a stonesetter, and Thomas
O'Donnell, a helper.
None of these men have been killed to my
knowledge, but the following are missing:
Shit thouse, Blendinger, Michael Ryan, Owen
Donnelly, Carroll, Courtney. Barber, Springer,
Galluce and Jones.
Tbe others have been hurt, but none of them
COXTEACTOE DIXON'S VIEWS.
Mr. Chiis G. Dixon, the oldest bricklayer
and contractor in the two cities, was asked
his opinion last night and said:
The fall of the walls was not the fault of the
contractor. I was shown some of the mortar
used, it having been charged that it was not of
the best and I will pronounce it equal to
that used in the construction of any building
in the city. Stillberg is the architect, and 1
have worked under him for over ten years, and
do not hesitate in saying that he is the most
careful architect in the two cities. There is
no doubt in my mind but that headers were
placed on every nfth lavcr in the walls, and
there is no reason why this should not be done,
as nothing can be saved bv lajing the bricks
straisht. This is done to keep the walls from
splitting, and no matter how perfect a wall is
built, it crald not have stood against the wind
at noon to-day.
Huckenstein has put np some of the best
jobs of brick work in the two cities. Mortar
does not set as fast in the winter as in the sum
mer. In the winter bricks must be kept per
fectly dry, as the atmosphere furnishes enough
moisture, while in summer it is necessary to
wet the bricks before laving them. A brick
will absorb a quart of water. The bricks that
were nut in the Willey building were perfectly
dry, as the street is so narrow that it was im
possible to keep a big stock there, and they
were used as fast as they were delivered. I ex
amined some of the mortar, and pronounce it
as good as any used, and a great deal better
than some mortar used.
A FBIGHTPUL speed.
The Fatal Cyclone .Must Have Trnvcled nt
the Rate of 115 Miles an Hour Sci
entific Sketch of the Visitor
The fearful power of a cyclone, as demon
strated alas, too iorcibly, in this city yester
day, has aroused considerable interest and
curiosity, as to tbe exact nature of the cer
tainly cot heaven-born guest that paid
Pittsburg such a short, but terrible visit
Sergeant Stewart, Chief of the Weather
Bureau here, was found at the top of the
Schmidt-Friday building, and gave some
interesting facts in regard to storms iu gen
eral and the late cyclone in particular.
It seems that at 8 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, word was received that a terrible storm
was raging with its' center over Chicago, and
moving along the lake coasts and covering a
wide area. Almost immediately a telegram
was received from the Chief in Washington,
who scented danger, and desired Strwart to
send a special report at 12 o'clock and one
at i o'clock.
The 12 o'clock special was duly sent, but
the fatal storm had come and gone even
sooner than anticipated, and the second
special was sent at 2. The morning's map
showed a grad'ent indicating sudden and
severe storms, but of short duration, and at
1150 the storm sfgnal was run up. A tele
phone message was received from a river
house in regard to expected rain, and the
answer came back that a hurricane was ex
pected. The highest speed of the gale was at 12:45
P. M. was 40 miles an hour, which exerted
a pressure of eight pounds to the square
foot. The gale was of a cyclonic nature,
and the actual
SPEED OF THE CYCLONE
could not be estimated here, though word
would probably be received from Washing
ton as to its speed It must have been
something fearful, however, as it was at
Chicago at 8 o'cIock, and reached here four
hours later, the average speed of the storm
center must have been somewhere about 115
miles an hour.
That a gale of 40 miles an hour could be
accompanied by a cyclone traveling at tbe
rate ot 115 miles an hourmaysound strange,
but it must be remembered that it is only
the force of the cyclone lhat travels so rap
idly, not the actual air itself. A cyclone
travels in a sort ot widening parabola from
the center of its conception, in the direction
of the gale proper. A cyclone proper, then,
whirls about with terrific speed, being a sort
of storm within a storm, and exerts its force
upon other air currents, somewhat like the
wves of the ocean, without actually moving
very rapidly, except in a sort of circle.
In order, to understand this, suppose at 8
oV-locC yesterday the entire atmosphere
about Chicago had been discolored by some
means, this discolored air would only move
tovard Pittsburg at the rate of 40 miles an
hoir, while the fearful disturbing Influence
of the inner cyclone would travel at three
times that speed, and reach Pittsburg hours
belore the discolored air would be visible
here. A gale of 40 miles an hour is very
high in the interior, though they frequently
reach GO and 75 miles on the coast, and do
very little damage, unless accompanied by
its whirling companion.
LOWEST EECOKDED BAROMETER.
The vane on top of the weather bureau
pole whirled about like a top, though the
direction of the gale was southwest. At' 12
o'clock the thermometer registered 54,-and-at
2 o'clock it had fallen to 41, and still lower
ing. At noon the lowest barometer ever
known in Pittsburg since the weather
bureau was opened, was observed. It had
fallen to the remarkable figures of 29.08,
thus indicating the terrific wind that soon
followed and shook the building so that the
clock was unbalanced and stopped at 12:80.
Dr. W. J. Holland, one of the best
meteorologists in the city, and who has
made a special study of wind storms of the
kind that visited Pittsburg yesterday,
while riding in an Oakland car yesterday
morning, predicted a high wind storm to be
followed by a blizzard within the next 36
hours. In speaking of the storm Dr. Hol
The wind storm which wrought such havoc
In this neighborhood, was due to the fact that
for a number of days past the temperature in
Ohio and Western 'Pennsylvania, and south
ward, has been abnormally high for this season
of the year. The result of such a condition is
inevitably the creation of a vacuum and the
downward flow from the region of polar cold.
A body of cold air with tbe effect of producing
in many cases a moro or less ro
tary motion in the air masses. The
fact is that cold air has found
its way to the south of warm air masses. The
equilibrium has been destroyed to a certain
extent, and the fact that sudden storms, such
as visited tho city to-dav, as likely to occur was
susceptible to prediction on the part of meteor
ologists of this city. I do not say it in an ego
tistical spirit that I predicted the storm when
leaving the house this morning, but it is an
other case where science has come out on top.
INSIDE OF WELDIFS.
A Thrilling Pcrsonnl Nnrrntiveof tbo Catas
trophe, ns Observed bv Howard Balpb,
of the Miscellaneous Rook Depart
ment Fortunate Escape s.
Mr. Howard Balph, the gentleman who
was in charge of the miscellaneous book de
partment in Weldin's store, related to a
Dispatch reporter his own thrilling ex
perience of the accident in about the follow
It was about 12:30 o'clock, and there were
from 25 to 30 people in the store then. I was
waiting upon Miss Metcalf, who was accom
panied by her cousin. Miss Metcalf had just
bought a book of poems, and I was about to
take it to the stationery department to wrap
the book up when the crash took place. I
heard a sudden, terrific gust of wind, immedi
ately followed by a terrible concussion, and
then all was dark, for a moment I Bee ned to
bo dazed with blindness; but I soon rclizcd
that a big volume of dust was flying from tho
back part of the store toward the front. Tho
ladies all screamed, and some of them at
tempted to run; but soon tho men, who kept
very cool under the circumstances, succeeded
in quieting the ladies. Someone shouted:
"Put your handkerchiefs over your heads."
In the meantime, however, the dust cloud
passed away, and we were now able to look at
each other and realize our respective positions.
The rear of the building was one mass of de
bris. The laths and beams from the second
floor hung down from the ceiling. The dirt,
stones, lime anda chaotic mass of rubbish cov
ered the floors, the counters and tho book
CEIES FOE HELP.
But we had not time to gaze at the seene very
lone. We heard groans and cries for help from
the bottom of the debris, and we at once went
to work to rescue some of the sufferers before
they might be killed.
The first man found was Charles Petticord,
the assistant bookkeeper. He was found near
his desk, with a severe cut over his left eye. He
also complained of being internally injured.
He was taken to the hospital.
Mr. Weldin S. Mason, the son of one of the
proprietors, was found to be wedged in between
some of the fallen debris and the big safe. The
firemen dug him out of the fallen walls and
timber alter about half an hour. Drs. King
and Thomas McKennan examined him as soon
as he got out, and said that while Mr. Mason
had no bones broken, his injuries seemed to be
of a very serious internal character.
Elmer E. McKeown, of Allegheny, an em
ploye in the wholesale department, was hauled
out of the debris after three-quarters of an
hour, and taken to the hospital in a badly in
Charle McKeown, a packer in our store, was
likewise badly injured.
Joe Gearing, our errand boy, was also in the
rear of the office, and he bad not yet been
found when I left the store, about 6 o'clock.
Another errand boy was to start to work at 12
o'clock; but, whether he came or not, I am not
able to say. If so, he must also have been
buried under the ruins, because no one has
since seen him.
VEET FORrUKATE ABSENTEES.
The ladies, of whom we have four occupied
in the store, w ere not present during the catas
trophe; neither was Mr. Mason, the proprietor.
They were all out at dinner. Had the accident
occurred about 10 o'clock in the morning, or
later in the afternoon, there is no doubt that
it wonld have been of still graver consequence
to our force.
Tbe second and third stories of our building
were occupied by our firm as the storerooms,
tor light stock, such as paper, envelopes and
Mr. L. HoUiday, the President of Common
Council, had an office on our second floor.
Fortunately he was absent, or I should think
that he. Professor Lnckey and Mr. Charles
Reisfar might have been injured, because those
three gentlemen generally sit there during the
hour of the day in which the accident occurred.
Dr. J. L. Read, formerly a bookseller on
Fourth avenue, had an office on the thira floor.
He was seen in his office a few minutes before
the accident took place, and if lie didn't get out
at once, he must be lying under tbe debris in
the cellar, now, because his entire office is a
Another one of our employes, a boy named
Charles Little, was occupied on the third floor
when the crash took place, and he jumped out
of the front window into the street. 1 saw him
after the accident, and he had not an injury
Fred Smith, from our store, was on tbe second
floor of the building. He escaped out of tbe
window, walked along the cornice and gotdown
stairs from the office of the Bulletin.
A FEABFUL SCENE.
An Employe in Weldin's Store Tells a
Graphic Story of Falling Walls,
Cries of th Injured and a Cy
clone of Crashing Debris.
A marvelous tale of the accident and of a
very narrow escape was told by H. B.
Brinkman, familiarly known as "Birney,"
who has been employed in Weldin & Co.'s
Young Brinkman had just returned from
dinner and hung his overcoat and hat up,
and, as has been his custom for years, start
ed for the wsishstand and mirror in the rear
of the store in order to brush up a little,
when something caused him to turn and ad
vance toward the front instead. Hardly had
he done so when, without the slightes warn
ing, the rear walls fell in, completly sweep
ing the store with bricks and rafters.
He was thrown down and blinded and
almost smothered by the dense dust. There
were eight customers in the store beside the
employes, and he had scarcely time to cry
out for everybody to put their handker
chiefs in their mouths when he heard a
cracking and the crash of broken glass. The
three ladies present shrieked and all rushed
toward the door, but fortunately, before
they could reach the street, the entire front
fell with a crash.
The high wall in the rear of Weldin's
store had actually pushed, in falling, the
entire store iorward, swept everything from
the shelves, and completely buried four
employes, beside imprisoning two boys in
the cellar. A gentleman named Goehring
began to call frantically for a doctor, and
this, with the screams of the ladies and the
dust and noise of falling timbers and bricks
and a cyclone of wind and rain, completely
dazed the uninjured for awhile, but they
soon recovered and set about extricating
those who were badly injured. The officers
at the rear were completely covered, and
the inmates there suffered iearlul injuries.
Fortunately, H. Lee Mason, a senior
member of tho firm, was at dinner at the St.
Charles. Three lady clerks, the Misses
Wiuans, Hall and Hatch, were also at din
ner, and five minutes later all wonld have
been at the rear of the store, probably only
to meet their dea'h.
Mr. Brinkman said there was no sound or
warning before tbe walls fell iu, and as the
gas was at once extinguished, the dene dust
caused a darkness that added to the horror.
He was but slightly injured, and but one of
flie customers was badlv hurt, as all were
luckily in the front of the store. They ex
perienced great trouble in securing the as
sistance of doctors, though a thousand will
ing bands aided the injured as best they
could. They telephoned irom Backofen's
for three or four, but it was fullylS minutes
before one came, with the exception of Dr.
King, who happened to be op the spot when
the accident occurred, and immediately at
tended to the young boy whose skull was
THE STOeFdT OAKLAND.
Tlilnes AH Torn Up Oat In Pittsburg's
Prettiest Suburb Houses, Treos and
Fences Leveled A School
House Casement Blown In.
Out in Oakland the storm raged with
fury and played havoo with almost every
thing of a destructible nature. The wind
blew like a hurricane the whole length of
Fifth avenue from the top of Soho hill and
carried along with it everything that came
in its way. Houses were blown down, trees
uprooted, fences demolished and the res
idents are wondering how they escaped be
About the worst accident occurred at the
Bellefield school house in room No. 14.
About the time the wind was blowing with
the greatest velocity Miss Louisa Hill,
teacher of the room, was marching her pu
pils about the room preparatory to taking
their seats. Without any warning one of
the windows, frame, sash and everything,
was blown in. The casement weighed about
300 pounds, and in its fall smashed three
school desks into splinters. One of the pu
pils, Blanche Hazlett, daughter of John
Hazlett, city editor of the .Leader, was
caught by the edge of the frame and
knocked down. The other children made a
rush for the door. Another little girl
named Smith was also caught by flying
bricks and slightly stunned. Miss Hazlett
was pi;ked up unconscious by the teacher
and carried down stairs. She had to be re
moved to her home in a carriage.
The hail storm started a team of horses
belonging to the Campbell Express Com
pany, standing on Fifth ayenue, near Mey
ran avenue. The horses started on a gallop
and colliding with a wagon at the corner of
Oakland avenue, tore off two of the latter's
wheels. Express goods were scattered all
over the avenue.
A new brick house, being erected on the
hillside leading to Oakland Park, and
owned by Mr. Dick, the attorney, had the
front and back blown out by the storm. The
woikmen on the house narrowly escaped be
ing caught by the falling walls. The side
walls of tbe house were left standing.
Eight windows were blown in in the
house of H. Colwes, corner of Forbes and
A new brick house being erected by Will
iam Getty on Mawhinney street, near
Forbes, was slightly wrecked.
A large skylight, worth $50, was smashed
in the house of Mrs. John Kountz, on
Forbes, between Oakland and Boquet
Three windows were blown in in the upper
part of Brent's drug store, opposite the
Oakland power house.
A large pot chimney was blown from the
roof of Dr. W. J. Holland's house, near
A large tree, just beyond Dr. Holland's
house, was blown down upon McGinness,
Herlehy & Co.'s plumbing shop, slightly
wrecking the roof of the latter.
The fences for a considerable distance
from the top of Soho bill to tbe Bellefield
Church were blown down. The tall poplar
trees on the hillside above the power house
were bent like whip cords. On Oakland
avenue a number of trees were blown down.
ON THE SOUTHSIDE,
The market ITouse Roof Torn Off, nnd Four
Iron Stacks Blown Down Other
Accidents and Incidents on That
Side of the Monongahela
On the Soutbside the high wind left its
mark as well as in other parts of the city.
It was currently reported that a number of
buildings in exposed places along the hill
had been wrecked, but this was not true.
The roof of the front part of the Twelfth
street Market House was torn off, and
thrown to the ground. The telephone
station on the Southsideis in the third story
of the building, and the great mass of wires
centering on the roof were scattered and
pulled down. All the telephones on that
side of the city are cut off, and will be for
a fer days. Superintendent Metzgar re
moved the office to the First Natiopal'Bank
building near by. A number of electric
wires also on the roof were broken off,
and were hanging down on the street to the
great danger ot people passing below.
Sparks of electricity were coming from all
parts of the wires. The wiremen worked
hard all afternoon repairing them, and
watching out to prevent accidents.
At the Republican Iron Works, Twenty
filth street, stacks over the boilers were
broken off at their bases by the force of the
wind like frail reeds.
Israel Clark, a young Englishman, 23
years old, fresh from Wolverhampton, re
ceived a probably fatal blow on the head
from a crane handle in the same mill yes
terday morning. He was helping to raise a
roll when one ot the crane handles slipped,
and struck him in the face, making an ugly
gash and facturing his skull. He was taken
to the Mercy Hospital.
ON THE SOUTilERIf HILLS.
On Mount Washington, Monnt Oliver, In
AlleDiown nnd r"t. Clnir it Blew Hnrd.
Upon Mount Washington the effects of
the cyclono were more general than in any
other part of the city. While the damage
done by the storm was nowhere of a ruinous
character, there was nevertheless hardly a
building on the Mount which did not bear the
marks of the unexpected visitor in some place
All along Boggs avenue. Southern avenue
and Grandview avenue there were but few
houses that were not bereft of their chimney
tops, or where the breaking of windows could
not be recorded.
Allentown, Mount Oliver and St Clair town
ship were similarly treated. Old sheds and
fragile frame structures were literally pulled
out of the ground and from their foundations.
The houses along the Brownsville road suffered
the most, however, from the effects of the
0NLT TWO AT THE MERCY.
Condition of the Injured at tho Hospital on
A visit was paid to Mercy Hospital by a
reporter last night, where two victims were
found in the surgical ward. From the phy
sician in charge. Dr. J. C. Hierholzer, it was
learned that their names were Owen Donnelly,
a bricklayer, and Joe Gearing, a 16-year-old boy
employed at Weldin & Co's.
Donnelly, who is a single man, about 23 years
of age, and lives in Allegheny, was seriously
bruised about the head and body and was in
iured internally. Gearing, who lives on Gal
lagher street, Allegheny, was injured internally
and bruised about the bead and body.
It was thought that both would probably re
cover. Gearing was the boy who had been
found about 7 o'clock and who conversed with
his rescuers from his imprisonment. He was
brought to the hospital a little before 8 o'clock.
TWO LADIES' ADVENTDEE.
Purchasers In Weldin's Praise the Clerks
for Their Courage.
Miss Metcalf, daughter of Mr. William
Metcalf, and her cousin were in Weldin's
store at the time of the accident. They, at
tho suggestion of Vine of the gentlemen clerks,
pressed their handkerchiefs to their mouths
until the dust bad cleared away. They were
then taken across the street to Backofen's
store and from thence to their homes. Neither
of the ladies wasjnjured. They highly praise
the clerk in Weldltfs store lor their courage
and coolness and deny that they were panic
How tbo Ludicrous bide of Yesterday's DIs
nsier CnmeOnt In n Somber of Funny
Incidents Pain nnd Fan.
There is invariably some ludicrous side
to even tbe greatest misfortune and the
most dire calamity. Yesterday's appalling
catastrophe was no exception.
The slowly drizzling rain, accompanied
by the usual calm, which proverbially al
ways precedes a storm, had not driven the peo
ple off the streets, and when the cyclone camo
Mown on the city, it was the most perfect sur
Umbrellas which but a moment ago wero list
lessly and complacently carried in a careless
hand, were brought down upon the heads of
their bearers making a sound like the notes
from a bass viol. Tho finest, hitherto un
blemished silk hats, the broad-brimmed felts,
the small derby of the dude, and even the high
"opera" bonnets ot some of the representatives
of tho fairer sex had to go. The cyclone knew
no pity, and as the hissing sounds of the de
parting gusts whizzed around the corners it
sounded like the mocking laugh of a practical
joker. For such the cyclone seemed to be in
When the wind was at its highest and the
storm in its greatest fury, a young man was
seen crossing Ninth street in tho front of tho
Westinghouse building. As the rain began to
come down in torrents, the young fellow,
dressed in the height of fashion, tried to seek
shelter under the wooden scaffold, but at the
moment when he seemed to be under safe
cover, the cyclone tore a board from the scaf
folding, and it knocked the young man into the
gutter. He emerged unharmed, buthis aspect
was a sorry sight,
Ben Graham, a painter of Penn avenue,
asked nearly everybody who passed his store,
whether they had seen bis sign or no.
"That blessed cyclone has knocked my sign
off the wall, and I have been running all over
the city to find it, but it seems to me that the
cyclone wants tu start a paint shop, and has
taken my sign along to save the expense of
buying one," he laughingly added.
THE STORM ON THE SOUTHSIDE.
No Loss of Life Occurred, but Plenty of
Property Damage Recorded.
On the Southside the damage of the
cyclone was not very great. In Browns
town the sheds in the brick yards of Lanz &
Co. were all blown away. The sawmill of
Cook & Graham, at the foot of South Thirty
second street, was bandied very roughly by the
wind, it being blown completely across the
This establishment was erected upon boats
that were secured to the bant of tueMonon
gaheli. The sudden gust snapped all the
cables like threads, and the entire mill was
hurled to tbe opposite side of tbe river.
At Jones &Laughlins' American Ironworks
two smokestacks were reported to be blown
down, but nobody was hurt.
One of the turrets at St. Peter'S Roman
Catholic Church, corner of Sarah and South
Twenty-eichth street, was blown into the street.
Alarm 157 was struck and fire company No. 12
was called to 2731 Carson Btreet, where a house
owned by 'Squire Hartman and occupied by
Mrs. Murphy, had been damaged by a fallen
The houses at 2119, 2421 and 2423 Carson street
became the victims of the cyclone to the extent
of their chimney tops and a number of win
dows. The awning in the front of Kummler's dry
goods store, on Carson, near Nineteenth street,
was literally torn from the wall. The force of
the storm drove it along the street at a terrific
speed, until it flew right in front of a horse and
buggy, standing at the corner. The animal
took fright and ran away, but was caught by
the owner before it got very far.
FALLEN TELEGRAPH WIEES.
Temporary Stoppneo of AH tbe Western
In the Western Union Telegraph build
ings, confusion reigned for hours over en
tangled wires, as every line in the office
seemed to go down at once, and business was
at a standstill.
The speed of the cyclone must have been
tarrific, as the operator at the Wheeling in
strument had scarcely heard the words ticked
over the line: "A fearful Strom here; people
are holding onto anything they can grab,"
when the gale struck Pittsburg, and silence
reigned where a moment before a hundred in-
l struments were ticking messages of life or
perhaps ot deatn.
Mays and Eitemillcr, wire chiefs, set to work,
and soon had secured single circuits to the
leading cities East and West, only to have them
taken possession of by crack operators In or
der to hurry the news to the outside world that
the storm hau been accompanied by a fright
ful disaster. Other lines were speedily built
up, and one by one the surrounding towns
were found by wire, and, with but a couple of
hours delay, business went on as usual, though
many of the thorough lines were very "patchy"
indeed. Mr. Markle happened to be standing
at the upper windqw looking toward the Dia
mond when the storm was at its height. He
was horrified to seethe immense brick wall
topple for a moment, then fall, and a dense
cloud of fine dust arose that caused him to
think for a moment that a terrible fire had
MORE WOKE OF THE WIND.
Buildinss Knocked Down and Roofs Torn
Off Oat Penn Avenue.
Out Penn avenue yesterday the work of
the cyclone was not so severe. The roof on
Shoenberger's mill. Sixteenth street, was car
ried away, and here and there the tin was
ripped off the roofs of residences. The collapse
of the nut and bolt building at Forty-seventh
street, and the cave in of tbe gable end of Mc
intosh, Hemphill & Co.'s mill were the only
The Union Nut and Bolt Company's now
building at Forty-seventh street was blown
down yesterday, and one of the carpenters, who
lives on the Southside, was killed. The struct
ure was 50x100 feet, and the men were putting
the roof on when the accident occurred.
William Hein, a machinist, who was the only
man in the building at the time, was instantly
killed by the falling timbers. The damage to
the building is placed at $13,000.
TRACED TO THAT YICIMTT.
Was James Game), of Brooklyn, Also
Buried In tbo Ruins?
About 10 o'clock last night a party came
to the Central station inquiring for a man
named James Gamel, whose home is in
Brooklyn, but who has been boarding on Forty
They stated that, as he had not reported at
supper time, they started to search for him,
and traced him to the vicinity of the catas
trophe, where the trail was lost, and they be
lieved be was in the ruins. No one at tho
station could enlighten them.
WESHNGH0USE BUILDINGS DAMAGED.
Work of the Cyclone on New Structures
Out in Wilmerding.
The new Westinghouse Airbrake Works
at Wilmerding station, near Turtle Creek,
were damaged by the wind. There are two
buildings, both 500 feet long, and one of them
ISO feet and the other 80 feet wide. They are
only one story high, and about 1 o'clock the
ends were blown down, leaving the long wails
standing. The damage will amount to about
THE DAMAGE IN ALLEGHENL
Fences, Trees and Smokestacks the Prin
cipal Things Affected There.
No serious damage was done by the wind
in Allegheny. Several fences and trees
were blown down and other damage of a trifling
nature done. The smokestack on James Hun
ter's limehouse was blown down, and a 20-foot
fence on Marion avenue was scattered along
Two Fences Blown Down.
The large board fence in front of the Govern
ment building was blown down about 7:30 last
evening. No one was injured. A little earlier
in the evening the billboard fronting the old
Chronicle-Telegraph building was also knocked
down. Six meu"who happened to be passing,
were caught and slightly Injured.
Is lie One of tho Victims.
It was reported at the Twenty-eighth ward
station house last night that James Hughes, of
South Seventeenth street, was missing from
his home, and it is feared that he is one of the
victims in the Diamond street disaster.
A Benefit Performance.
The Casino Museum will give a benefit on
Friday morning and afternoon for the benefit
of sufferers by the accident.
Juergen'a Priming- Oulce Wrecked.
The fourth floor of No. 4Z1 Wood street, oc
cupied by H. W.Juergen as a printing office
was damaged and a boy named Samuel Sringer
was killed. He was 15 years of age and lived on
Resaca street, Allegheny. Alfred Lambert,
of 373 Wvlia avenue, was badlv crushed by fall
ing bricks, but is not fatally hurt. VlncentW
perry, anotner emuioye, escaped irom we
building by means of a rope.
GAS DERRICKS AND THE GUST.
Two of Them at Murrysvillo Blow Down,
Necessitating a Stoppage.
The gust of wind yesterday was also very
severe at Murrysville. Two derricks of
the Philadelphia Company, on wells con
nected with their 16-inch line. were blown down,
necessitating tbe shutting off of those wells,
and a shortage of gas was experienced in somo
Earts of the city. Tbe damage was repaired,
owever, in about two hours.
FOUNDRY WALLS FALL IK.
A Loss ol 85,000 Out nt tbe Old Fort Pitt
The southwest corner of the Ft. Pitt foun
dry of Mcintosh, Hemphill & Co., Thir
teenth and Etna streets, fell in, at a loss to the
firm of 55,000. The falling walls struck Zug &
Co.'s office and smashed It, Strange to say, no
one was injured.
TAGARIES OF THE ST0EM.
Tho Odd Accidents and Incidents Gathered
Up In Its Ugly Wnlse.
Two oil derricks at Glenfield were blown
The tin roofing on Zug & Co.'s ten-inch mill
was carried away about noon yesterday.
The skylights in the Hush House, Liberty
street, were blown down about tho same time.
TnEend and side of tho U. P. Church at
Ingram were blown out, with a loss of about
It is said the accident was the worst that has
happened here since the fearful Arsenal ex
plosion. The large fence near Amend's jewelry store,
on West Carson street, was slammed to the
The wires of the Penn avenue patrol system
also could not be used yesterday afternoon
from tbe effects of the wind.
About 8 o'clock last night the long bill board
m front of the new Government buildings on
Smithfield Street was blown down.
TnE first to appear from the dust and horror
of the ruins in Weldin's was a frightened young
girl, who wa3 received with cheers.
Men employed in Singer, Niraick & Co.'s
mill were badly frightened by large pieces of
sheetiron being blown off the roof.
Timbers were hurled through Taf t's dental
rooms, and a lady having her teeth filled there,
thought she was killed for a moment.
A police patrol box on Collins avenue, East
End, was blown down and rolled along the
street for a long distance during the. storm.
Al Soandeett, of the Register's office, had
just passed the building when the walls fell,
and says it was the narrowest escape he ever
Many signs and awnings on the Southside
were torn from their fastenings and blown
freely about the streets, to the" great terror of
all good citizens.
A tree blew over at the Wilmot street
bridge, in tho East End, breaking down tho
pol.ee and fire alarm wires, and injuring the
Anumeeb of chimneys wero blown from
buildings on the bluff. The Mercy Hospital
had part of the tin roof blown off ahd part of
a chimney blown away.
During the storm yesterday a smokestack
at the Keystone Salt WorkR, in the West knd,
was blown down, and the fire alarm and tele
graph wires were broken down.
Roofs and, chimneys suffered in every di
rection, and a section of wall on Stevenson
street, weighing 1,500 pounds, was torn from a
building and dropped into an alley.
The packet Katie Stockdale was blown
ashore at Glenfield and was grounded. No
serious damage was done and she continued on
her way down the river later in the afternonn.
John Campbeli,. of the Postal, was on the
Sixth street bridge, and said the wind drove the
waves into a fine foam, whirling the water
through the air like a veritable snowstorm.
At. the height of the storm a colored man on
Grant street ' made a grab at a lamp post for
support, missed it, and was blown flat in tbe
mud, where he lay groaning with fear until the
worst had passed.
A portion of the tin roof on Carnegie,
Phipps & Co.'s Twenty-ninth street mill, was
blown off yesterday, striking a man named
Smith on the head. He was taken to his home
on Lacock street, Allegheny.
A, dozen school children were running about
the Shadyside school, each with an umbrella or
parasol, and when that cyclone had finished, a
dozen crying children scampered intotheschool
doors, with not enough umbrella among them
to protect a doll baby.
Murray's sign board, which was bound with
iron to the wall of Piatt's saloon, at the corner
of Diamond and Smithfield, wis torn from its
fastenings, whirled up in the air and slammed
down on the street, nearly knocking a fright
ened man into next week.
Two well-known citizens, J. B. Williams and
Al. Scandrett, came within a sixteenth of an
inch of furnishing work for the Coroner. They
were passing art the big building fell and had
their hair artistically powdered as they scooted,
followed by horizontal Cbat-tails.
The stack ai the salt works on Wabash
avenue. Thirty-sixth ward, fell during the
storm and toi i down telegraph lines. A dead
tree fell on V ilraot street with the same re
sult and a patrol box was torn from its moor
ings and demolished, at the corner of Negley
and Stanton avenues.
J. B. Williams, a well-known citizen of this
city, and the first Health OfiBcer of Allegheny,
had a narrow escape. He was about to enter
Weldin's store to buy a lead pencil, but de
cided to take a drink first and entered Reine
man's saloon in the Chamber of Commerce
building. While in the saloon the walls caved
in, and Mr. Williams says that drink saved his
DR. HAERI S. M'KENNAN DEAD.
The Son of Hon. Win. S. McKennnn, of the
U. S. Court, Asphyxiated in His Room.
The shocking death of Dr. Harry S. Mc
Kennan, of Washington, Pa., as told in an
other column, will be received with sincere
sadness by his many professional and social
friends in this city.
Dr. Harry McKennan was for some time
physician in the West Penn Hospital, and while
here endeared himself to many by his manly,
modest bearing, and won profound respect by
his thorough scientific abilities. His loss to
Washington cannot be estimated, as he was the
friend of every oil man and resident, and had
built for himself a monument of undying
friendship both there and here.
THE CRANE. HIT CLARK.
A Young Englishman Probably Fatally
Injured In a Rolling mill.
Israel Clark, a crane hand at the Repub
lican Iron Works, on tbe Southside, was
probably fatally injured yesterday.
The man and three other employes of the
mill were winding some iron casting with the
crane, when two of the men let go, and as
Clark and his partner could not hold the
weight alone, the crane flow around and hit
Clark on tbe side of the face and on tbe head.
Dr. Scott was immediately called. He at
tended to the man's injuries, an.d then sent him
to the Mercy Hospital. The doctor stated last
night that the man is likelv to die. Clark is an
Englishman, who arrived in this country only a
short time ago. Ho has been employed at the
mUl since last Monday.
A COSTLI BEAR TRAP.
$23,000 Have Been Spent nnd More Money
Is Needed to Finish It.
The $23,000 appropriation made by Con
gress for the building of a "bear trap" in
the Ohio at Davis Island dam has been ex
pended and work suspended for an indefinite
period. An official at the dam saia yesterday
that they were now waiting for the river and
harbor bill to pass and expected to get another
appropriation of $5,000, but it would take a good
deal more than that sum to finish the work
should there be a high river and ice. In that
event great damage would inevitably result.
Tho cessation of the work throws about 100
.men out of employment.
CANADA TO BE ELECTRIFIED.
Another 3,000-Licht Plant After the Pat
tern ot Pittsburg's.
The Westinghouse Electric Company yes
terday obtained the contract for lighting the
city of Toronto, Canada, with ,1.000 lights. The
plant will be operateu by the Toronto Gas Con
sumers' Company. Toronto, a smaller city, will
thus be almost as well lighted as Pittsburg un
der a similar but larger contract.
THE BRACE BOYCOTT CASE.
Testimony Regarding the K. of L. Propo
sition to Other Lnundrymen.
At the hearing in the Brace Bros, equity
case before Master M. A. Woodward yester
day aiternoon, W.C. Fisher, a laundryman,
testified that he received a letter requesting
him to attend a meeting in the hall of tbe Dis
trict Assembly of the K. of L., on Wood street,
on January 7, 1S88. He attended the meeting.
Several other laundrymen wero present, the
object being, as he understood it, to receive a
proposition from the K. of L. in regard to that
organization giving these laundrymen the cus
tom of Brace Bros. If they would accept and be
favorable to the K. of L. Did not remember
who made the proposition, bnt Mr. Phillips
stated they (the Knights) would fight theBraco
Bros, out of town. Do not remember whether
the word boycott was used at the meeting or
George Mohn testified to having received a
similar letter. "At the meeting," said the wit
ness, "we were given to understand that a com
mittee of iC of L. men wonld be appointed to
distribute the bdsiness ot Brace Bros, amonj:
other laundrymen. Mr. Pf eifer arose and said
he would not consent to such a measure, but
would-accept custom it parties wishing custom
would write personally." '
Several other witnesses were examined with
out important testimony being elicited, and the
hearing was adjourned until next Wednesday
at 2 o'clock.
COAL OPERATORS WILL ATTEND.
Plltsbnrg Prodncera Elect Delegates to tho
The Pittsburg railroad coal operators met
yesterday in the gentlemen's parlor of the
Monongahela House to elect delegates to the
In.er-Stato Convention of miners and opera
tors to be held at Indianapolis next month.
Mr. Alexander Patterson presided. Forty
representative operator? were present when
the object of the meeting was announced.
f. L. Robbins, of the Jumbo Coal Company,
and W. P. Do Armitt, of the New York and
Cleveland Gas Coal Company, were elected
delegates, and two sets of alternates were
chosen. They are Messrs. Upson Andrews and
Dr. Anderson, and Messrs. Dr. Reisinger and
John M. Risher.
Messrs. George W. Schleuderburg and John
Blythe were elected members of tbe Inter
State Board. Nothing was said about rates
for mining, but it is understood the Pittsburg
delegates will recommend a continuance of the
BIYER IMPROVEMENT BIDS.
Estimates on Monongnhela Dam Number S
nnd tho Red Bank Dike.
The following is a summary of the bids
for constructing dam number 8, on the
Monongahela river. The bid3 were opened by
Colonel WE. Merrill, at Cincinnati, Ohio, on
January 8, 18S9:
C. J. McDonald, 70SPenn avenue .8,727 C3
Andrew W. AIcDonalcl. 708 Penn avenue. 4S, 6C8 73
Hoag & Petitdldier. 43 Sixth avenue 44.03G Si
JohnK. King& Co.. Belpre, Ohio 83,4)3 35
Free & Meredith, Hamilton building 71,879 06
Eleven bids for the construction of Red Bank
dike, on the Allegheny river, were also opened
at tbe same hour. The lowest of these was
John J. Shioman, Washington, D. C. $13,683 95,
and the highest. P. J. Linnon & G. A. Mack,
Kittanning, 542,238 95.
DECEMBER'S DEATH ROLL.
TheHcalth Bureau's Report of Last Month's
Mortality in Pittsburg.
According to the report of Superintendent
McKelvy, of tbe Health Bureau, the num
ber of deaths in the city of Pittsburg during
December was 289, the rate being 15 per 1,000
inhabitants annually. There were 63 deaths of
children under 1 year of age and 51 of children
between 1 and 5 rears. Of tbe deceased 95 were
f oi eigners and 149 native Americans. 15 of tho
latter being colored.
Diphtheria caused 8 deaths, typhoid fever 20
and consumption 25. There were 25 deaths
from violent causes.
For Three Days Only,
At SIC, for your choice of any suit, over
coat, ulster or cape coat in our entire stock.
It is a recognized fact that we carry the
largest assortment of fine tailor made cloth
ing in Pittsburg, ranging in price from 25
to $40. At this sale we will not reserve a
single garment. You can take your pick
and choice in our entire establishment for
Tbe P. C. C. C. are known always to ful
fill their promises, and stake our business
reputation that the values given in this sale
cannot be equaled by any clothiers in Pitts
burg. Watch daily papers. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
Opp. new Court House.
A Great Cutting Contest.
Prices are being cut up right and left.
All winter goods must be sold at any sacri
fice. Ladies' newmarkets, jackets, jerseys,
hoods, shawls, cashmere and flannel wrap
pers, girls' winter dresses, Gretchen-coats
and plush bonnets, blankets, comforts,
spreads, lambreqnins, table scarfs, silk
mufflers, gloves, winter underwear for men,
ladies and children, full line of infant3
wear, all at cut prices this week at Busy
Bee Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
The Cloakroom Bargains To-Day.
See the mark-down prices on colored cloth
jackets and black also, then tbe plush wraps
that are absolutely unequaled at our prices.
Long wraps in stylish cloths at 10, that are
very good at the price.
JOS. HORNE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
Owing to Exnggerated Accounts
Of the damage done us in the recent acci
dent, we deem it advisable to state that we
are prepared to resume work as usual
Thursday, January 10.
Jos. EicnnArrji & Co.,
48 Fifth avenue.
Use Rosalia flour, manufactured only by
Whitmyre & Co., Thirty-eighth street and
Allegheny Valley Railroad, guaranteed the
very best in the market.
THE TURN OF THE YEAR
All Winter Goods to be Converted
Into Money. Prices Made to
Flushes, Striped, Brocade and Shaded
Velvets, Short and long lengths
from Holidav Sales.
FANCY BLACKDRESS GOODS,
Fancy Pattern Costumes, Novelty Com-
bination ana Dress Lengths.
Yard and a half wide Cloths, 50c, 65c
and SOc; yard wide Novelty Suitings,
35c; double-width Cloths at 25c;
Wool-faced Dress Goods atl2c, ara
a few of the many bargains for early
$2 50 for a Plain Newmarket, with
Cape; S5 for a Fancy Newmarket;
$10 for a variety of styles in Plain,
Braided or Cape Sleeve Newmarket
at a uniform price. J20to 530 can be
saved on Pattern Garments, only
one of a kind. $5 to S15 on Plush
Garments. Seal Garments of the
best class at special prices.
HEerd, BihiFi Eaetnn.
05 AND 607 MARKET BTBEETr
To Let for Business Purposes.
Parties who require a power service in
their business and who can see advantages
in being in the most central situation in the
city, should call aDd examine the rooms of
all sizes now ready for occupants in the new
Dispatch building, 75,77 and 79Diamond
Besides being ready of access to custom
ers, tenants are supplied with every facility
for the rapid and successful transaction of
Elevator service, both passenger and
freight; prompt janitor service, steam heat
ing and electric lighting free; besides, splen
did light and ventilation of the rooms ara
among the attractive features.
Econonomy, as well as other great ad
vantages, in renting here. Apply at Dis
patch, new building, Diamond street.
Grand display of fine pianos and organs is
not confined to Christmas times, as yon can
easily verify by noticing a fine solid mahog
any cased, beautifully inlaid with brass,
with elegantly carved brackets and panels,
Knabe & Co. upright piano now on ex
hibition in his snow window on Fifth ave
nue. The price is 1,000, but the instru
ment is without doubt oue of the most ar
tistically designed ever brought here, and
musically it is a3 only Knabe & Co. can
make them. It is, however, only one of a
large stock of special designs now displayed
in our salesrooms, ranging down as low as
175 in price, and where dered convenient
terms of payments are arranged. Our
Christmas run has continued right along,
and our stock shows no depletion whatever.
Come in and take a look at the varieties of
tone and designswe are offering, and yoa
will be persuaded to exchange your old in
strument for one of these improved, or if
you have none at all, to get one immedi
ately. S. HAMILTON,
91 and 93 Fifth avenue.
The Best is Cheapest.
Especially is this true in regard to "Rosa
lia," a flour manufactured by Whitmyre &
Co., Thirty-eighth street and Allegheny
Ladies take Angostura Bitters generally
when they feel low spirited. It brightens
JDS. HORNE I CITS
Penn Ave. Stores.
A GREAT many people must hava
seen the announcement of onr "Janu
ary salef' the buyers are many and
eager. That 50-ccnt table filled up
again thousands of yards of thesa
marked down dress goods sold already.
The fancy velvets are tho greatest
bargains ever known. Como soon or
you won't see them.
Black dress goods, too, a lot of very
nice goods, at very low prices.
At the silk bargain counter there was
a perfect jam many lookers, yet a
great many buyers just as we told you,
the best silks ever offered for so little
The new stock of ladles' muslin un
derwearas usual the assortment of
new styles is very large, and the nicest
mado goods only, even if at 25c or 50a
each. Extreme, lace trimmed gar
ments as well as plainer styles.
Embroideries all new for this season
From 6c a yard up to specially fin'
goods. Edges in all widths matched
sets, skirtings, flouncings, French
bands, all overs in fact the largest
stock yon will find is here close prices,
bargain lots, too, in these new goods.
See the dress trimming "mark downs",
braid gimps, galoons, bead ornaments'
and galoons at half price now. Also out
entire stock of finest quality fur trim
mings at Just half last week's prices.
In tbe cloak room come In the morn,
leg the bargains are plenty don't
wait, come at once. Children's cloak
at very low prices.
Bee the woolen and merino usder
wear prices down, away down, on all
thesa winter weights; soma are shop
worn a little white and scarlet wool.
Tell your friends about this sals andt
do them &vf avor.
JOB. HDRNE I EEL'S .
Penn Ave. Stores.