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SWEETS BY THE TON.
Enormous Quantities of Confectionery
Consumed in Pittsbunj.
SCENES IS A BIG CANDY FACTORY,
Together With an Account of Various
Processes ly Which Snar is
MATE INTO TOOTHSOME DELICACIES
kw Tom cj jyQ
tWlU'I'lEX FOB THE DISPATCII.1
AKDT by the
ton! That is the
way tbe popular
Icacy is made in
tories, of which
Pittsburg and Al
legheny have sev
eral. It takes a
big lot of candy to supply these two citie9
for a year, and if one should count the im
mense quantities that Fittsburg wholesalers
send out to their customers for hundreds of
miles around he would see that an enormous
amount of Eugar enough, if all were piled
together, ty make a large hill, if not a small
mountain must be used in making it The
processes by which candy is manufactured
on an extensive scale are numerous, peculiar
I went all through a large candy factory
the other day. It was in a tall business
block, where were nearly 100 employes, men
and girls; a lot of machinery, and an atmos
phere laden with sweet odors pervading the
half score of rooms devoted to the different
branches of the business. The first depart
ment, where the plain and lower grade can
dies are made, appeared to be a very busv
place, and full of novel things well worthy
On one side of the room are a large num
ber of bins, into which the sugar is dumped
from barrels. It is then weighed and a five
hundred pound batch put into what is called
the "preparatory kettle" to be dissolved by
steam. When" it is sufficiently heated a
pump connecting with the preparatory ket
tle and another, known as the vacuum pan,
is started, producing a vacuum in a part of
nuts, pieces o! orange, preserved fruits and
other lavorite candies.
Fruits are imitated both in shape and
flavor. There are candy strawberries,
apples, pears and various other fruits,
each containing in the center a piece of
some fruit or nut. The process of making
these finer goods is a slow one, as each
piece is cast separately Half of an apple,
for instance, is mofded in one side of
a small tin and the other half
in the other side. This is
all there is room for. "When the molds are
filled thev are shut together, bringinc the
halves in contact and uniting them. The
candies are not finished when this has been
done, but must be cryslalized. The process
consists in pouring syrup over the candies
as they lay in pans and leaving it thereover
night, the whole being kept in a warm
place at an even temperature. In the morn
ing the syrup is poured off and the candy is
seen to be richly coated, externally, with
The ever popular caramel is made from
pure sugar and dairy cream, with the ad
dition ot flavoring matter. "When the ma
terial has been cooked it is poured upon a
slab and allowed to cool. It is then cut in
cubes and wrapped in waxed paper. A
wonderful little machine invented in Pitts
burg docs the wrapping. It not only sep
arates the caramels, one from another, and
cuts and wraps the paper around them as
deftly as human fingers could, but it de
posits the pieces in rows upon a tray until
ten have been laid there, then pushes them
along and begins counting out another row.
The machine actually counts, and registers
DEATH DEALING DUST
A New Theory of the Cause of Coal
Mine and Flour Mill Explosions.
SOME FACTS ABOUT CYCLONES.
as the Origin of Typhoid
THE MYSTERY OP THE S1NGIKG SANDS
'yt ') ft, M-If WUftMliwjoS
Making Stick Candy.
Preparatory Katie and
the apparatus; then, as the sugar evaporates
it is drawn over and condensed in a
Feries of condensers and discharged, a thick
Evriip, into a vessel set to receive it An in
dicator on the vacuum pan shows the opera
tor when the mass is thoroughly cooked.
The whole is a woudcrfully ingenious ar
rangement and a great improvement over
old methods. The condensing apparatus can
utilize and prepare for candv 10.000 pounds
of sugar in a day. During the month of
December, so the foreman told me, while
candy was being made for the holidavtrade,
it was tested to its fullest capacity. The es
tablishment could not then make" enndy fast
enough to fill orders, though crews were
working night and day.
After the material has passed through the
condenser it is emptied out upon a slab,
cooled and then manipulated in various
ways. In one part of the room workmen
are culling taffy not in the small way the
reader has perhaps handled the same stuff,
but in huge ropes, and with a very business
like air, as if the work were hard, as no
doubt it is. A loop of the candy is thrown
around a hook, and the workman draws the
material out, stretching, bendingand folding
it until it is in shape lor the next operation.
The huge masses are then taken to another
table, at one end of which is a furnace con
taining a gas fire, to keep the taffy warm
enough for handling. Workmen roll the
candv on the boards, and snin it nut intn
sticks, or run it through rollers which mark
it in various shapes. As the little machine
fastened to the table is turned the candy
comes through in a long, slender ribbon, the
pieces adhering together, but so little that
its count besides. "With oneof these instru
ments a single operative can do as much
work as five or six girls could accomplish
without its aid.
There is a choefclate department which is
so much like the others that it requires no
extended mention. The chocolates arc
molded, then coated, one piece at a time.
An original idea, which has doubtless
brought lots of money to the candy makers
and candy sellers, is to place a centwrapped
in waxed paper in the center of a'piece of
candy while it is being molded. Of course,
it wouldn't pay to put a cent in every piece,
but placing one in about every fifth piece
has been found very profitable. The delight
of the youngster w ho buvs a pennyworth
of candy, and not only gets his candy but a
cent with it, can better be imagined than de
scribed. The possibility of getting some
thing for nothing seems also to fascinate
people older than the average buyer of prize
candy. E. W. Baetlett.
BE-miIIXAT10U F0K THE3L
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they are at once broken apart when a quan
tity of them is picked up and then dropped
back upon the board. One man is making
candy of one color and shape, another a dif
ferent sort, and so on. "When a batch is
completed it is carried into another room,
and the different kinds are thrown together
in a pile on a large table. Shovels are then
used for mixing the candy up, after which
it is ready for packing.
Elsewhere in the room is what appears to
be a huge kettle, tipped up sidewise and
kept revolving by machinery. Ko one but
a candy maker' would ever guess its use.
Every one who buys or eats candy is familiar
with those small, oval-shaped lumps in the
centers of which are found almond seeds.
This apparatus is used for coating the
almonds. Into the kettle, which is heated
by steam pipes, is put a quantity of the
almonds, and with them a quantity of
syrup. The seeds roll around in the kettle
ns it revolves and take on a coating of syrup.
As this dries more syrup is turned in, and
bo on until the almonds have been coated to
the desired size.
Karshmallows, a popular confection, are
made of a mucilaginous gum and sugar.
The dissolved gum is put in a steam-heated
receptacle along with the sugar, and ma
chinery is set in motion which beats the
whole to a white fluffy mass. The compound
is then taken from the vessel in which it
lias been prepared and forced into molds.
The latter are made from a preparation of
corn starch, upon which plaster casts of the
required shapd have been impressed. Simi
lar molds, thousands of them, of hundreds
of different designs, are used in shaping
other fine confections and mixtures beside
jnarshmallows. One department is de
voted wholly to the preparation of these
molds, which necessarily requires a large
amount of work.
Cream candies, so called, contain no
cream, or other ingredients save pure sugar
nnd water. Bcfined sugar is melted and
boiled until half the water evaporates. The
syrup is then poured upon a metallic slab,
underneath which cold water is kept run
ning for the purpose of cooling. As it cools
it becomes transparent, and when It reaches
tbe proper temperature it is put in a ma
chine which has revolving arms and very
much resembles a churn in shape. Here it
ia stirred and beaten until it becomes a fine
ly granulated, plastic mass. This is tbe
"cream," of which fine candies arc
made. It is in reality no richer
than other sugar. The cream must again
tie warmed to a certain degree before it is
ready for the molds. Tiie same material is
also used as coatings for various confections,
technically called "'dip goods," such as
Tlio 31 Pupil Who Failed In Drawing
During the Recent Test Designated to
Try it Again on Monday of Next Week
The examination of the pupils who failed
in the recent preliminary examination, and
who are entitled to one, will take place at
the High School, Monday, January 21.
Drawing being the stumbling block, 31
pupils will be re-examined in this study,
and include the following numbers: Nos. 105.
121. 151, 163. 172, 173. IBS. 280. 301. 333. 335, 430, 411,
H, 460. 471, 511, 522, 521, 523, KSS, 539, 51, 620. 551,
555, 557, 559. 579, SS5, 5S7.
The resolution referred by the Central Board
last Tuesday evening to the High School Com
mittee, that there be two preliminary examina
tions held, allowing the pupils who failed in
the December one to be re examined in April,
does not receive tbe approval of the principals,
and, according to a number of them inter
a iewert yesterday, they do not see any use for
extending tje time to April.
Next Saturday the Teachers' Academy will
hold both an executive ana an open session.
Dr. E. A. Wood, at the open meeting, will do
livcr a lecture on the "Laws ot Health, Re
lating Particularly to Teachers." Miss Sallie
Philpot, of tbe V. ashmgton school, will give a
number of select readings, and the music will
be furnished by a class of 60 pupils from the
i Liberty schools.
.JMiss B. Mathews has been elected as teacher
m tbe Sterrett school.
The term of 40 nights of the evening schools
is near a close. The Ralston school finishes
next Thursday night.
Lucr Cabteb and Ella Hamilton, of the
North High bebool class, did not fail, as re-
portea in tne iaie preliminary examination.
Miss SI. J.-Hendee&ox. until a week ago a
teacher in tbe Lincoln School, will be married
shortly to Mr. Charles Wright, of the East
DcniNO the gale of "Wednesday a part of the
gable on the tower of the St. Clair school No.
2 was thrown down, and a window was damaged.
Fortunately no one was injured, hut consider
able excitement was the result.
The Naturalists' Society of the High School,
under the supervision of Professor Jackman,
its President, has completed the transferring
of its specimens from tbe old jars to the new
ones, and made othor marked improvements
with tbe money granted them by the Central
Within the last two months the Lincoln
School has had two marriages, one death, ana
an additional teacher granted. Substitutes
have been filling tbe vacancies. Last week
Miss E. J. Dougherty, Alice Abel. Bessie Mur
phy, Annie Barbin were elected regular
Keeping up their annual custom the Ral
ston School directors presented last week four
handsomely bound books to the two boy s and
two girls who made tbe highest percentage at
tbe preliminary High bebool examination.
The four fortunate ones who each received a
book were Maud Madden, Annie Clarke,
Charles Dames and John Anderson.
Mr. 1L M. Butleb, Supervisor of Music of
the St. Joseph schools. Missouri, has been in
the city the past week. He visited the Grant,
Normal and O'Hara Schools to hear what the
Pittsburg school children could do in the line
of music, and was loud in his praises at the re
sult. In one room in particular in which ho
visited he said that he heard tbe best singing
he ever beard in bis 25 years' experience as
Supervisor of music
IWHIUm TOB THE DISPATCH.!
HE recent explosion
of the dust in an oat
meal factory in Chi
cago, and the result
ing destruction of a
good deal of prop
erty, has called pub
lic attention once
again to this peculiar
group of accidents
known as dust explosions. At first sight it
seems passing strange that so innoxious a
substance as oatmeal should suddenly take
on the properties of gunpowder. Scientific
study of the process made with reference to
mine explosions enables us to see just how
these accidents come about, and also in a
measure provides us with knowledge by
which such mischances may be avoided.
The phenomena of dust explosions were first
carefully studied in the inquiries which
were made hy a parliamentary commission
appointed by the British government to in
quire into trie terrible disaster attendant on
the explosion of coal mines.
"Within a century the disasters in the coal
mines ot jn ortnern Europe, tnose oi ureal
Britain, Belgium, Germany and Prance
have probably led to the loss of more life
than has ever been sacrificed on a modern
battlefield. It was long assumed that the
whole of the explosion which takes place in
mines was due to the firing of natural gas
exuded Irom the beds of coal. The outpour
ing of this gas is a familiar phenomenon in
the so-called fiery mines. On the fresh
worked face of a bed we can often hear the
gas hissing from crevices, as it is forced out
by great pressure. A flame being touched
to it, it burns as an ordinary illuminating
gas. It is a well-Known lact tnat a mixture
of ordinary gas of this nature with atmo
speric air forms an explosive compound. In
many parts of the fiery mines this gas, if not
removed by ventilation, gathers in unworked
chambers or in concavities in the roof,
where, mixed with atmospheric air, it
awaits the chance of the flame of a miner's
lamp to explode.
CAUSED BY DUST.
The skillful chemists of the parliamentary
commission soon came to the conclusion that
the energy of the explosion was vastly
greater than could be accounted for by the
combustion of gas mlone, even when com
mingled with the largest volume of atmos
pherio air which would permit an explo
sion. It was, furthermore, clear that,
starting in the fiery part of the mine, the
explosion would rush forward like the flame
of gunpowder, sweeping through great ex
tents of underground areas which were
known to be free irom all explosive gases.
It was evident, in a word, that all the effects J
coma not oe tuinuaieu iu tue inuammauie
Examining the condition of exploded
mines, the acute observers soon found that
the floors and sides of the galleries, through
which the explosion had swept, were always
covered with a cindery material such as
would be produced by tbe combustion of
coal dust. They at once hit upon the con
jecture that it was to tbe combustion of this
dust, and the consequent production of
gases, that the great body of the explosion
was due. Quickly, by the methods of hy
potheses and experiments, which are well
known to scientific men, they came to the
following conclusion, viz. All the parts of a
coal mine, except where the workings are ex
tremely wet, are charged with finely divided
coal, which clings to the floors, walls and
ceilings of the openings, much ns soot does
in a chimney, only it is less adherent to tbe
rock to which it is attached. Now, when
an explosion of illuminating gas and at
mospheric air takes place, there is a con
siderable increase in the quantity of va
porous material about the place of the
accident, which, rushing forward through
the galleries, shakes up the dust as it goes,
commingling it with the air so that the
powder, which may have remained in a
state of repose for a decade, is entirely sus
pended in a swift moving current. "When a
mass of dust is adherent in a compact body
to any surface, it cannot be exploded; it is
difficult, indeed, to fire it by the applica
tion of a flame, and even when ignited it
burns for a moment in a slow manner and
then is extinguished. But when shaken
into the air, complete combustion of the
carbon is readily accomplished, every par
ticle of the dust is surrounded on all sides
by the oxygen ot tne atmospnere and can
obtain this material necessary for com
bustion with great readiness, and may thus
readily inflame from the original gas ex
plosion. rECULIAB TO THIS COUNTRY.
whatever, provided the substance be not
very heavy. With such conditions of sands
on the beach, it is only necessary that they
be moistened by the sea or rainwater, and
that the moisture be then evaporated. In
the process of evaporation air is drawn in,
making between the grains of sand an elas
tic cushion. Thus cushioned, the particles
of sand are free to vibrate when rubbed by
the foot or other means. The investigators
found that if the air was shaken the sonor
ousness was destroyed, and also their in
quiries seem to show that the particles of
dust or silt block the grains in such a fash
ion that they are not free to vibrate. The
explanation is on its face more satisfactory
than any which have hitherto been proposed
to account for this phenomenon. The in
quirers now propose to make a sonorous
sand, and thus complete the verification of
TYPHOID FEVEE IS -WATEB.
Dr. Charles Smart, a surgeon in the
United States Army, holds, with all those
who have studied the subject, that filters
composed ot masses ot sand tnrougu wnicn
the water is forced, though they may afford
water apparently of the purest kind, really
do not serve to separate the poisonous ele
ments from it. He cites a number of im
portant instances which have a bearing on
this point. He notes the fact that in the
case of the poisonous water which bred the
dreadful epidemic, in Plymonth, Pa., where
12 of the 8,000 people were affected by
typhoid fever, and 130 died from the dis
ease, the water was passed through three
storage reservoirs on its way to the distri
bution pipes. In a similar epidemic at
Lauzun, in Switzerland, the germs had
passed through what seemed to be perfect
filters. His conclnsion is that water which
has once been contaminated can never be
made safe for use. This appears to condemn
the taking of water from any stream which
has sewerage discharge in it at a higher
point in the stream.
"What appears to be conclusive evidence
on this general point is derived from the
history of typhoid fever in Vienna. "While
that city took water for domestic supply
from the Danube the annual death rate from
this fever amounted to 340 in each 100,000 of
the population. After the supply was
changed so that the water was taken from an
upland mountain stream, the death rate
from this disease quickly fell to 11 in 100,000
of the population. Dr. Smart states that
30,000 people die of typhoid fever each year
within the limits of the United States. If
we allow that the average death rate is one
in ten of those prostrated by the disease, we
have an appalling amount of illness due to
this malady. The probabilities are that
the average death rate is 1 in IS, or perhaps
even less, so that something near 500,000
people probably undergo each year a long
period of illness and consequent enfeehle
ment of body owing to the disease.
If it be true that water of a safe quality
cannot be obtained from any stream which
has been polluted, the matter has an im
portant bearing upon the condition of most
of our cities. In the Mississippi valley it
is extremely difficult to secure a watcrsupply
for large municipalities which is safe irom
such pollution; indeed, in our American
towns generallv, we may say that not one
fourth of those which have costly systems of
supply have effectively guarded themselves
against this danger.
Peof. N. 3. Shaiee.
Under the Direction of-----R.il, GLTCJCTK & CO.
Business Manager ---------A. J. SHEDDE2T.
A week which will recall the
time when comedy was comedy.
WEEK OP MONDAY, JANUARY 14.
REGULAR MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY.
Ever-Welcome Appearance of the
IDOL OF THE FUN-LOViNG PUBLIC, MISS
KATE CAST L ETON
And her superb company of comedians in the convulsive, laughing success, her
latest and greatest musical comedy,
A PAPER DOLL.
The drollest of latter-day conceptions. Those who have never laughed, son's their chance.
Those who CAN laugh, bring an antidote. An ideal musical comedy cast. All tbe latest and
most melodious music. Miss Castletcn will revive, by popular request, her famous topical song,
CONTINUOUS "FOBlS?-DOira LAUGH !
PU0U PRICES, SgWSffES
EFFORT TO REDUCE STOCK.
Mai, Tndaj an widaj,
January 2L-QILLETTE'S BIG "SHE."
SELLERS AWAY BEHIND.
The Great Scheme to be Carried Ont by a
Woonsocket, Dak., January 11. The Capi
tal Investment Company, a recent Woonsocket
organization, is gotten up by a nnmber of law
yers and bankers of this city for the purpose of
locating tbe capital. The plan is to sell a suffi
cient number of shares in their scheme at
$10 ach to raise $1,000,000, with which they pro
pose to purchase 1,000,000 acres of land near tbe
city which pays the largest bends, and with the
influence of the large number of stockholders
and this immense amount of money, to lay out
tbe capital of Dakota on this tract of land.
Judge N. B. Reed is President and Banker C.
E. Hinds Secretary of the syndicate. The
Treasurer Is not yet'clected. The territory has
granted them a charter.
week COMMENCING JANUARY 14,
Every Afternoon and Evening.
"A Great Play of a Great City." New York Herald,
Produced at an expenditure of
Scenes and inoidents of the play:
Departure of Fall River Steamers
PILGRIM and BRISTOL.
Liberty Enlightening the World.
New York Harbor by Moonlight
The Sacramento Quartette.
Revels of the Wharf Rata
All the Actors and Actresses in the city invited to the Thursday
50 CentsontheDolIar 50
We must dispose of the bulk of our enormous
stock at onceJ let the loss be what it may.
A partnership to be formed, to take effect
on February i, 1889, demands this extraor
We want the people of the two cities
surrounding towns to avail themselves of
JUST THINK OF IT,
I H I fl DOLLAR
EDWARD J, HASSEN'S
j Matinee, 10c; Reserved Seats, 15c and 20c.
Night, toc; Reserved Seats, 15c and 25c.
Week of January 21, "THE ROMANY RYE."
Such la Fame.
JOE A GOOD dADSB.
Entertainment for the Benefit of St.
Mark's Gaild House.
An entertainment was given Friday even
ing at Odd Fellows' Hall, Southside, for the
benefit of the St. Mark's Guild House.
The programme included selections by Prof.
William M. Stevenson, Miss Jennie Evans, Mr.
E. H. Dermitt, Miss Tiliie George and the
Kothleder Orchestra. Prof. B. W. King re
cited several selections.
A chocolataire drill was given by 16 young
ladies. The entertainment was followed by a
Harry wilirf Academy.
MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14.
Matinees: TflesaaLltaflay & SaMay,
his, Wraps, Pkli tats, Mots,
Newmarkets, Misses and (Ufa's floats.
itt cms 01
Representative Solomon ITonorcd.
A. L. Solomon, one of the leading members
of the American Mechanics in this section, re
ceived a handsome present on Wednesday
night. He is the State Representative from
Coi. J. C. Hull Council. No. 6S, and was given a
at about 50.
members of the council.
lflcent State Representative badge valued
as a token of tne esteem oi the
Itencb Show of Dogs.
Entries close January 19. Premium list
can be had at the following places: David
son's gun store, 29 Ohio street. Max KJein,
82 Federal street, "William Iiittell, 79 Fed
eral street, Allegheny City; James Bown &
Son, 603 Smithfieln street, "W. S. Brown,
520 Wood street, Irfiuis Kupple, 236 Smith
field street, George Wills,. B10 Smith
field street, Johnson's gun store, 621 Smith
field street, Howard Hartley, 400 Smithfield
street, or address C. B. Elben, Secretary, P.
O. Box 303, Pittsburg.
$13. Seal Garments. S15.
Only 815 to have your seal reshaped to
any Btyle desired. We make this low figure
for 30 days only, as our shop is running
light at present. Fit guaranteed, as they
will be cut by "the true tailor system," at
Graham's Fur Store, 445 Wood street.
The river scene in "One of the Finsst" is
the most realistic yet seen on any stage.
The time is at sight, showing Jersey City
and the Bartholdi statue, and the river has
numerous steamers, lerry boats, etc, all
beautifully illuminated, presenting a sight
that delights its auditors everywhere.
Tbe Dntii Cheapest.
Especially is this true in regard to "Rosa
lia," a flour manuiactnred by Whitmyre &
Co., Thirty-eighth street and Allegheny
Itlnrrlu Always Leads.
Marvin's new Orange Blossom soda crack
ers, extra soda crackers, Little Gem farina
crackers and superior ginger snaps are un
surpassed. Your grocer keeps them.
Cash paid for old gold
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth are.
It is an interesting fact that, so far as the
records show, the only explosions which
have taken place in flour mills have oc
curred within the limits of the United
States. Although dusty mills exist in Eu
rope even more abundantly than in this
country, such catastr phes do not appear to
occur in the Old World. It may be that
there is some feature in the method of work
ing in our American mills due to the proc
esses employed, which makes them dustier
than those of the Old World, but it seems
to me likely that the difference is due to the
greater dryness of the climate in this coun
try. In order to have dust plentifully dis
seminated through the atmosphere in a con
dition favorable to explosion, the air must
be very dry. It is a well-known fact that
the American atmosphere, particularly that
iu iuc uisaiosijifji vaiiey, ia uiure buujcci to
conditions of dryness than that of Europe,
and it may be that these explosions are to
be put in the class of climate accidents.
Mr. Maxwell Hall, in a recent weather
report for the Island of Jamaica, sums up
the history of the more important cyclones
or hurricanes observed in thatregion'during
the last decade. He apparently establishes
the iact that the hurricanes rise in regions
of heavy rains, and that they move north
ward in August, September and October as
the seasonal rains in that tropical district
advance toward the north pole. His obser
vations reaffirm the theory of cyclones, and
are to the effect that there is an influx of
wind from the periphery of the storm toward
the center. Mr. Hall states that he has ob
served another peculiar effect of these tropi
cal cyclones, one not hitherto noted, which
is that the advancing whirl of the storm
sucks the atmosphere behind it in the di
rection of its motion for a day or two after
it has passed a given point, so that by ob
serving the drift of the clouds in the rjath
of the storm, he may determine in a general
way the direction of the path of the disturb
ance after it has passed the point of obser
vation. SINOIKG SANDS.
Most persons who are well acquainted
with the seashore have been puzzled by the
curious phenomenon of singing sands
sands which, when brushed over by the
foot, or even when rubbed by the band,
emit a curious "cheeping" sound. Dr. A.
Julian and Prof. H. 0. Bolton have re
cently contributed an interesting paper to
the New York Academy of Sciences, which
appears to give a final explanation as to the
cause of this much discussed feature. They
begin theirjnquiry by securing samples of
such sands in many parts of the world. The
determination included the following
points : First, that all these sands are
pure, that i, they have no admixture of
dust or mud lying between the grains; next,
that the grains may be very angular or
rounded, furthermore, that the grains are
always small, ranging between three and
five mm. in diameter.
With these conditions, the singing sand
may be composed of any mineral substances
Musicians ia the Slajoritv.
Since last September tbe members of the
Second U. P. Church of Allegheny have been
discussing tbe question whether tbey ought to
have a new organ in the church or no. The
music-loving element has at last succeeded in
convincing the opposition of the necessity of a
new instrument and on February 1 the new
organ will be put in.
Mrs. Taussig Have you ever heard Patti?
Mrs. Lakeson (of Saint Joe) No; but
I've seen her picture hundreds of times.
She's the one who writes those charming
little testimonials lor the face powders and
things, isn't she ? Judge.
Thomas and Watson.
8 Electric 3.
Sam and Kitty Morton.
3 Herbert Bros. 3.
Ward and Lvnch.
Miss Emma Rogers.
O'Brien and Costello.
Monday, January 21. The famous Rentz
Santley Novelty and Burlesque Company.
E. D. WILT.,
.Lessee and Manager.
Colonel SIcrrlll Explains.
Colonel W. E. Merrill has written to the
Chamber of Commerce explaining the delay in
building tbe dam at Herr's Island. He says
tbe land necessary for tbe locks and abutments
has not been condemned. District Attorney
Allen has charge of that end of the work.
Anxious About Her Boy.
Mrs. Rogers, of Philadelphia, sent Detective
O'ilara a photograph of her runaway son, who
she feared might be In the Wood street wreck.
O'Mara's son met a boy whose face resembled
tbe picture, and tbe detective arrested him.
He denied that his name is Rogers.
A Dainty Mite.
Mrs. Benjamin Lewis, of Cross street, Four
teenth ward, is the mother of a 3-months-old
girl which weighs i pounds. The babe Is a
surviving twin. Her twin brother lived but
two da) s.
Officer Madison arrested two men yester
day who gave their names as Frank Ennis
and L. A. Dennaback, Erie, as suspected
pickpockets. A loaded revolver and some
money was found on each of them.
WEEK, BEHINING MONDAY, JANUARY
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
The Original, One and Only
The Laughter-making, Mystifying, Bewitching
and Bewildering Wizard, whose
REPUTATION ENCIRCLES THE EARTH,
Assisted by the following coterie:
Mme. Herrmann, D'Alvini, Huka Agka,
Presenting a new repertoire of all the latest
leatures, including tne wona-astonisning
The Acme of Transfiguration.
The Beautiful Martyr,
The Burning of the Body.
See! She Lives! Kill Her.
The Vanishing Climax.
Everywhere creating an unparalleled furore,
crowding tbe theaters. A host of extraordinary
and laughable features.
-(-Wednesday Matinee Benefit for the
families of those killed and injured in Wednes
day's disaster. The gross receipts will be given
by Messrs. Herrmann and Wilt. Secure seats
at box office.
January 21-FANNY DAVENPORT.
JOHN W. O'BRIEN Proprietor
JOHN W. FLOCKER Manager
JOHN W. WALLAUKER Press Agent
WEEK OF JANUARY li.
A brilliant array of talent.
MORTON BROa, SIGNOR ERNL
GILOT AND LEW, PROF. LANG,
ED. H. BANKER, BABY MIDGET,
CAPT. DEBRO, MADAM JUNE,
MARKEL AND MADELL,
MISS JENNIE BRADY.
The second and last week of the
JOHN W. COFFEE.
Last week of the English Dude, Col. DECKER.
10 CENTS ADMITS TO ALL.
Open from 10 a. m. to 10 r. at. jal3-10
Ml GOODS, UNDERWEAR MD Wit OTS,
BLANKETS, COMFORTS, Etc.
M CITS 01 TI
In Our Art Department, Second Floor,
Elegant Bronzes, Albums, Fine Vases,
Pictures, Easels, Tables, Fine Pottery, Brass
Goods, Baskets and 'thousands of pretty Nick
Nacks to make your homes look pretty.
m CMS BI I
Will be Given on Tuesday, Janu
ary 15, 1889, by the
faslEton Monniental Committee
T:t? O- TJ. .A.. 3VC
ADMISSION - - - - 25 CENTS.
Ior Odds and Ends
LADIES' MUSLIN MMRWEAK,
Silver Plated Ware, Ribbons,
I loemalerTB sot this the Cth time I hare half -flbled
Customer Tea 1 Since I hare used TTOLTFS ACMS
BLACSIHO my boots wear longer than before and
are always bright and clean.
J the Blacking Jot Men, Women and
The BICEEST BLACK POLISH.
Making Leather Waterproof and Durable.
2fo Bruih. A Skine Lasts a Week.
Can be loathed tcith water, same as Oilcloth.
The Finest Dressing for Harness.
Sold br Sboe Stores, Grooen, DntggBt
and RtaQeti generally.
WOLFF & RANDOLPH. Philadelphia.
Every oue may now hare a chance to see tbe
grand painting of
GENERAL ADMISSION, 25o.
Don't miss the present opportunity.
Tempting offers have been made which,
if accepted, will remove thepioturein
a short time.
Children's tickets on Saturday only 15o.
Schools in charge of teachers will be
admitted at 10c for each person.
Colonel Danks will be present at all
limes to describe the picture.
CHRISTY'S DANCING ACADEMY
1010 and 1012 Pcnn avenue.
The latest dances of tbe season taught: the
best of assistance rendered to each individual
student to accomplish a perfect step in danc
ing. Beginners' class, Monday and Friday
evenings; advanced class, Tuesday evening;
finvate lessons, Wednesday; private lessons for
adies every afternoon; children's class Satur
day afternoon. For anv fnrtber information
apply to PROF. J. 8. CHRISTY. oc31-eSBTj
F. GK BEINEMAN,
52 AND M SIXTH STREET,
Headquarters for Costumes of all descriptions,
for biro at reasonable prices.
delO-su F. G. REINEMAN.
Ion. In aid CliiJdren s
MT. DE CHANTAL,
Near Wheeling, W. Va.,
(SISTERS OF THE VISITATION.)
A school of more than national reputation,
offers exceptional advantages for tborougb ed
ucation of young ladies in all departments. Li
brary of 6,000 volumes. Fine philosophical,
chemical and astronomical apparatus.
Musical department specially noted. Corps
of piano teachers trained by a leading professor
from Conservatory.of Stutgart. Vocal culture
according to tbe method of the old Italian mas
ters. Location unsurpassed for beauty and health.
Ten acres of pleasure grounds. Board excel
lent. For catalogues and references to patrons In
all the principal cities, address
se9-q76-su XHE DIRECTRESS.
Fur Trimmings, Aprons,
GENTS' KID GLOVES, LADIES' KID GLOVES.
BARGAINS UPSTAIRS, BARGAINS DOWNSTAIRS.
Bargains Whereyer You Turn.
ora to miss in liana q
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