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IN HEW DEPARTUBJES.
Chief Evans' Fire Report Fairly
Bristles "With Suggestions.
JL LARGE GROWTH OF INSURANCE
Is Noted, and He Asks That ren Better
Safeguards le Applied.
XEW BUILDINGS AND NEW POSITIONS
Superintendent Evans, of the Pitttburg
Bureau of Fire, this morning submitted his
annual report, the twelfth since his appoint,
ment to the head of the fire department
Following are the material points:
Daring the year 740 fire alarms were
answered; loss reported by the Fire Marshal
up to December 1, and estimated since,
5486,753 86: insurance paid, 400,196 30; net
loss, $86,557 56.
The largest number of alarms in the his
tory of the department in any month was in
Jauuarr, 1888, 106; next highest number,
December, 1886. 97 alarms. The largest
fires were January 26, Dalzell & Co.'s oil
-warehouse. First avenue, loss, $19,638; Jan
nary 29, TJrling & Son, Heeren & Co. and
"William Haslage & Son, Fifth avenue and
Market square, $200,000; March 13, Baxter
& Benton and Smith & Son, 619 Liberty
street. $20,000; May 11, Mundorfs planing
mill, South Twenty-third and Mary streets,
J25.000; September 16, A. Beineman, A. G.
Duncan & Co., Bovard, Bose & Co., 37 and
39 Fifth avenue, $21,065; December 13,
Standard Cooper Works, Butler street,
Some $250,000 over half the entire loss
was during January. Notwithstanding the
Fourth of July and its fire works the gross
loss was but $2,550. November was so wet
that its loss was but $1,000.
Going back over a period of 18 years, to
1869, the gross fire loss has been $6,274,326;
insurance paid, $4,605,088; net loss, $1,669,
637. The years the insurance companies
suffered most were 1870, gros loss, $751,4b5,
insurance paid, $320,955; 1888, gross loss,
$667,405, insurance paid, $411,029; 1837,
gross loss, $818,939, insurance paid, $708,
589. A FEATUEE OF ETTEBEST
in this connection is the showing of the
growth of insurance. In 1870, the net or
uninsured loss was $430,910; in 1886 it had
fallen to $196,376 and in 1887 to $110,350,
though these were the banner years for the
'fire fiend," while last year the net loss is
only $86,507 56. As the fire insurance com
panies are working as hard as ever tor risks
they would seem to be still thriving. It is
evident that the railway property destroyed
by the riot fires of 1877 is not taken into
computation for that year. The county
was the principal insurer on that occasion.
The aerage gross loss for the past 19 years
is $330,227 per j ear; the average insurance
paid, ?1M2,3i.j per year, and the average net
loss, $87,875 per year. The Chief says this
is considered to be a very good showing.
A long list of recommendations, sugges
tions, expenditures, etc, are submitted and
urged, the most material of which are the
following: The substantial rebuilding of
Xo. 1 engine house; general repairs to No.
6; entire rearrangement of No. 8, in fact
building a new one, as well as a house for
the hook and ladder tracks; repainting Nos.
5, 7, 9, 13 and 16 engine houses; purchase of
a chemical engine for 2so. 16, water being
scarce in that part of the Twenty
second ward; purchnse of 15,000 feet of
3-inch hose; asks for two new hook and lad
der trucks, one long enongh to reach to the
top of the new high buildings downtown.
The present one, he says, weighs 1,100
pounds, and is so long coupled that it has
worn out ten different teams, and they are
now compelled to use four horses. The Chief
says the ladder at No. 14 engine house, on
Neville street, is unsafe after its 20 years'
service. He asks that the erection of stand
pipes in connection with all high buildings,
with branch openings at each story '
FOE HOSE ATTACHMENTS,
be made compulsory, as advantageous not
only to firemen but to property owners. He
says they need three new hose carriages to
replace norn-out ones.
The Chief renews his recommendation for
the purchase of a fire boat to cruise about
the river fronts; also recommends the erec
tion of a building and location of a com
pany in the Minersville district, Thirteenth
ward, and the location of a company in
Allentown; recommends the creation ot two
new positions, mechanical engineer and mas
ter carpenter, stating that the bureau has now
sufficient employment tor tbem. He also
recommends the establishment of a general
workshop, combined with a hospital for the
treatment of department horses, and suggests
that the city owns a block of ground at the
corner of Liberty and Twenty-ninth streets
suitable for the purpose. He recommends
the purchase of four additional buggies for
the Superintendent and his assistants, the
old ones having become frail. In conclu
sion he says:
I would recommend that tbe necessary legis
lation be secured to empow er tbis bureau to
employ a woman to care for. scrub, clean and
make beds, for each engine house. There is
work enongh in each engine house to keep a
woman constantly employed.
I would recommend that tbe bose company
on Jit. Washington, Tliirty-second ward, be
turned Jnto an engine company, as the pressure
of water in that locality is vry light and an
engine would be a great assistance. The pres
ent building is old and shonld be rebuilt to suit
a full engine company.
OUR NAVY AT "WOKE.
marines of the Os.ipee Bravely Qaell nn
Washington, February L Commander
Kellogg, of the Ossipee, writing at Port-au-Prince,
has sent the lollowing report to the
Secretary of the Navy:
Sib- I have the honor to submit the follow
ing report ot a disturbance which occurred yes
terday at tbe coal wharf at which this vessel
w?s engaged in filling np with coal. Upon ar
riving at the wharf I was requested by the
Incompliance with ins request
two marines were stationed near tbe snore
end of tbe wharf. Ono of our leading pettv
officers, who was tallying the coal.remonstrated
with one of the coal carriers regarding his bas
ket being undT weight The coal carrier re
plied by hitting the officer in the eye with a
piece of coal, and the petty officer knocked
This was followed by a mob of at least 200
men making a rush upon the petty officer and
the marines stationed upon the wharf. They
alo threw coal at tbe officer of the deck when
be appeared on the wharf. The officer of the
deck turned out tbe marine guard, who formed
across the wharf and kept the crowd back, but
did not advance beyond it
While tbis officer evidently violated the law
and has been reprimanded, in my opinion be
exercised sound discretion and prevented a
riot. I visited the Inspector of Police and he
was apparently satisfied with my explanation
of the affair. I afterward explained tbe matter
to the Governor, who exhibited no displeasure,
and immediately afterward extended to me an
invitation to dinner.
The Ossipee has been ordered to cruise in
the West Indies.
THE COMMISSIONERS' OPINION.
Cooley and Morrison Hope lor the
From the Railroad Agreement.
Chicago, February 1. Judge Cooley
and Colonel Morrison, of the Inter-State
Commerce Commission, were in Chicago
again to-day on their return from St. Paul.
In regard to the Presidents' agreement the
commissioners said it was a good one if car
ried out. It was easy enough to make
promises; the important question was
-whether these promises woula be fulfilled
or not. They were hopeful that from this
time forward there would be a stronger
effort on the part of the railroads to comply
with the law.
While agreeing that the selection of
their colleague, Commissioner Walker, to
act as chairman of the proposed association
was a commendable one, they would not
venture an opinion as to whether Mr.
Walker wonld accept the position or not.
THE EX-SOUTH PEO.
One of the VanderbllU Confidential Ad.
vlsers Sny. it. Collapse Will be a
Big: Thine lor Itoxr Priced
Days Gona by.
rErXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCD.l
New York, February 1. Samuel Bar
ton, recently elected a director of the New
York, Ontario and Western Eailway, and
known by Wall street folks as the confiden
tial broker of the Yanderbilts for three gen
erations, in talking with a reporter to-day,
I regard the elimination of the BouthJPenn as
a disturbing element among the trunk lines, as
the most Important event which has occurred
In the railway world since the absorption of tbe
NicLel Plate and West Shore lines by the Lake
Shore and New York Central systems. Indeed
it is practically the completion of the deal by
which the West Snore passed under the control
ot the New York Central, but It has been post
poned until now by litigation and other causes,
which have onlv recently ceased to operate.
Its effect upon the values of the. stock of all
railways between New York and Chicago
should be marked, and immediately. For pur
poses of speculation I believe the low-priced
stocks are the thines to buy. Take, lor in
stance. New York, Chicago and St Louis com
mon (NicVel Plate), Lake Erie and Western
common, New York, Ontario and Western and
Chicajjo. St. Louis and Pittsburg. These lines
will all derivo immense benefit from the in
creased through rates which will Inevitably re
sult from the present harmonious relations be
tween the trunk lines.
The collapse of tbe South Penn scheme may
be retarded by investors as an assurance tbat
tbe day of paralleling existing lines is passed.
The present generation will not witness any
more of these piratical enterprises. Meanwhile
the growth of tbe country and the increased
volume of traffic will surely redound to tbe
advantage of existing lines, and the low-priced
stock of those companies (all of which have
gone throneh the process of reorganization)
cannot fail to advance largely within the next
two or three years. When speculation revives,
as it surely will sooner Or later, these low
priced stocks will become prime favorites with
persons of limited means who desire to make
speculative investments. One per cent advance
on 100 Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg, costing
$1,500, Is Inst as much as 1 per cent advance on
100 New York Central, costing J10.000, and the
possibilities of loss are correspondingly
lessened. I believe money invested in these
low-priced stocks will more than double Itself
within the next two years.
DEMANDED THEIE MONET.
Springfield Striken Blake n Manufacturing
Finn Some Serious Trouble.
rsrzetu. telegram to tux disfxtcb.i
SrElNOFlELD, O., February 1. The
molders who struck yesterday at the Spring
field Manufacturing Company, went to the
office to-dav in a body and demanded the
pay due. This was refused until pay day,
next Monday, when the men became boister
ous and hurled pieces of iron at the molders
who had taken their places. They were
driven from the shop, and waited on the
outside till noon, when one of the new
men was set upon by strikers and beaten.
Before the police could arrive the crowd
Warrants were sworn out for John Hoo
ley, James Powers and John Thomps, lead
ers, of assault, but they have skipped. The
firm has demanded police protection, and
officers are now guarding the property, fear
ing lnrther trouble. But two of the strikers
belong to the union, and the strike is not a
union affair. It is caused solely by prices.
OIL EXCITEMENT IN OHIO.
The (standard la Gobbling Up One More
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Fixdlay, February 1. Gibsonburg, the
center of the new oil field in Sandusky
county, is considerably excited. The
Standard has taken the place, and is making
things hot in the country surrounding. All
available lands for miles around are being
leased, a quartette of agents being engaged
in the work in the interest of that concern.
A pipe line is now being laid to the wells,
and receiving tanks are being erected at a
loading rack just south of town.
Oil men are so numerous that they have
to bundle double at the hotels and private
houses that have been placed at their service.
Beal estate has advanced 20 per cent in the
last ten days and the citizens are more than
elated over prospects.
A. PICNIC FOR THU DEUNKS.
There Can be No Police Court in Cincinnati
ClNcnrNATi, February 1. Hon. J. D.
Caldwel., member-elect to Congress from the
Second Ohio district, to-day resigned his
position as Judge of the Police Court.
At the meeting of the Common Coun
cil the Council refused to confirm the
appointment of his successor by Mayor
Smith. The place is therefore vacant, and,
according to the opinion of the Citv Solici
tor, no one can be appointed in his place,
except a person nominated bv the Mayor
and approved by the Common Council.
As there is no Judge, there will be no ses
sion of the Police Court to-morrow. A
meeting of the Common Council has been
called for to-morrow to arrange matters.
A Destructive Cotton Fire.
Augusta, Ga., February 1. A fire at
Graniteville, S. C, destroyed the warehouse
of the Graniteville Manufacturing Company,
containing z,do oaies oi cotton. -Loss,
$100,000; insurance, $90,000.
THE YELLOW DRAGON, LZ
voting Celestial bride,are charmingly described
by Frank G. Carpenter in The Dispatch to
morrow. The descriptions of the selection of
the bride and her elaborate trousseau arc full
SATUKDAY EVENING FREE LECTURE.
Under direction of Mr. P. Barnes, Snpt,
steel department, Jones & Laughlins', Lim
ited. Feb. 2, "Steam Pumps," Mr. Levi Shook.
Feb. 9, "Belting," Mr. H. L. Childs.
Feb. 16, "Lubricants," Major Howard
Feb. 23, "Steam Boilers," Mr. Jacob
A steam pump will be used to illustrate
WARRANTED FOR LIFE.
Scott' Mineral Base.
The only artificial teeth fit to wear. Made
only by Dr. Charles S. Scott, at 624 Penn
are., opposite Home's. To see them is to
REAL EfeTATE SAVINGS BANK, MBL,
401 Srattbfleld Street, cor. Fourth Avenue.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $38,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at i per cent. xrs
Needs of Civilization.
Ai people reach the higher planes of civil
isation, the demand for better homes, better
protection to tbe family and better pro
vision for tbe future is always felt.
One of the best steps in this direction is
the carrying of accident insurance. J. T.
Cunningham, 51 Lewis block, represents
the National Benefit Association, of In
dianapolis, one of the best in this line.
Of iron or wire for front of pnblio or pri
vate buildings and around cemetery lots.
Also stable fixtures.iron stairs and shutters,
tree boxes, fire escapes, and wire windows
and door screens for protection against flies
and mosquitos. TAYLOR & DEAN,
203 and 205 Market st.,and 67 Second ave.
Scott' Mineral Base.
If yon are going to get artificial teeth,
don't fail to call at 624 Penn ave., opposite
Home's, and see the onlv perfect sets of
teeth made in tbis city. Warranted for life'
and made only by Dr. Charles S. Scott.
Loss of hair, which often mars he pretti
est face,pre vented by Parker's Hair Balsam.
Parker's Ginger Tonic alleviates suffering.
TOOK TO THE WOODS.
Continued from First: Page.
lation since 1873. The majority against
local option was in that year equal to fully
one-third of Elk county's entire vote, so
that it will be seen how hard it would be to
overcome it even now. The county is Dem
ocratic. St Mary's borough was settled and is still
inhabited by Germans. They held thebalance
of power in this campaign. Although they
are Catholics, they entertain liberal views
on the liquor question, and gave nearly their
total vote against local option. Of the voters
among them only SO are Republicans and
300 are Democrats. Benzinger township is
another German community, which gave
Cleveland 302 votes in 1884 and Blaine onlyfl
79. Bidgeway, the county seat, will prob
ably vote for the amenJment. It is there
where Hon. John G. Hall, one of tha ablest
lawyers in the State, lives. He is the
Democratic leader in the lumber region,
and a few years ago, when both he and Hon.
Wm. A. Wallace, of Clearfield, were In the
Pennsylvania Senate together, they were
conceded by even Republicans to be the two
most profound Senators in Harrisbnrg.
In 1873 Forest county defeated local op
tion by just 59 votes. At Tionesta. her
county seat, I was told Dy several prominent
persons tbat she would not only put that
many on the side of Constitutional amend
ment this campaign, but that she would
swell It to a majority of nearly 275. At the
time local option was voted on, much of the
earlier oil excitement surrounded Forest on
her western border. But the refining influ
ences at work in that business since then,
referred to in some of my previous div
patches, have changed the complexion of
that class of voters considerably.
Quite an increase of population has also
been enjoyed by Forest county, and much
of this, flowing in from Venango and
Warren counties, has brought with it ten
dencies toward temperance reform. The
Brooks high license law has had more or
less effect, too, in educating the people to
still higher restraints on the liquor traffic.
The countv is Republican in its politics.
Tionesta and Kingsley being the most pop
ulous centers. The lumbermen are ot the
best type, tbe region not being so remote
and mountainous as Elk county.
CAMEBOif IS SUBE.
There is good organization throughout!
Cameron county tor temperance legislation.
It has been pushed principally by the
Women's Christian Temperance Union.
They expect a rousing majority to be given
for the amendment. Cameron adopted local
option laws by 233 majority, so, even then,
with deeper forests, rougher woodsmen and
fewer educational facilities, she was over
whelmingly temperance in sentiment Both
Democrats and Republicans are for the
issue, and here in Driltwood it is the prin
cipal topic of conversation. There have been
licenses for the sale of liquor, but they were
principally confined to hotels.
Republican in persuasion, the amendment
will not only secure majorities in nearly all
the agricultural townships, but the towns
of Emporium, Shipper, and the township of
Gibson will regard it favorably at the polls
in June. Lumbermen buy nearly all their
provisions and supplies at the places men
tioned, so they are surrounded by good in
fluences. rOTTEP. IS ALL BIGHT.
Potter county has got what neither of
those counties mentioned above have a
comparatively strong third party element
The vote tor at John and jnsK was insig
nificant in both Forest, Elk and Cameron,
bnt in Potter it increased from 102 in 1884
to nearly 200 in 1888. In addition to this
Potter has always enjoyed immunity from
whisky shops, having had local prohibitory
laws ot her own. For this reason she did
not vote on local option in 1873. The tem
perance sentiment so well inculcated
among the residents of the county, now
makes the coming campaign one-sided with
in her borders. Potter is a Republican
stronghold. Although lying along the
State line the bringing of liquor across from
New York has always been carefully
guarded, and with reasonable success.
By the time the campaign for and against
prohibition is fairly opened, it will be found
that from the Republican pineries of the
Allegheny, and the Democratic hickories of
the Sinnemahoning, will flutter yards and
yards of blue ribbon. L. E. Stofiel.
Rid yourself of the discomfort anddanger
attending a cold by using Dr. Jayne's Ex
pectorant, an old established curative for
coughs, sore throat and pulmonary af
fections. Asirravatlirk and Disgusting-.
While in Dr. Charles S. Scott's dental
offices yesterday, a lady entered, who had
had a sad experience in a cheap,quackshop,
where the so-called vitalized air is adminis
tered, and teeth are pulled for 25 cents. Af
ter visiting this place three times, and each
time taking a dose of the gas, and allowing
the quack to try to extract her teeth, she
left the place more dead than alive, with 15
teeth out of 27 he tried to extract still re
maining in her mouth. Had the lady gone
to Dr. Charles S. Scott, 624 Penn ave., op
posite Home's store, one visit would have
sufficed, and every tooth would have been
removed. Moral Patronize only established
and reliable people.
The Last Dor.
To-day is the last day of our successful $8
sale. Included in this sale are imported
worth all the way irom $25 to $35. Our
price to-day and the last dav at that $8.
Manv of these overcoats are silk and satin
lined, and not one in the lot is worth
less than 25. Anyone who don't buy one of
these to-day has himself to blame, as we ex
pect to sell them out clean and clear by 10
o'clock to-night At the price these gar
ments are sold they are worth buying now
and salting down for next season's use.
P. C. C. c.
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the
new Court House.
Scientific and electric massage applied
by I. Munk, 806 Penn avenue. tuwfs
Rye Whisky of all ages from 12 to So per
THE BEST BRANDS OF CHAMPAGNE,
Burgundy. Claret, Rhine and Moselle Wines by
case or bottle. Rich Island Madeira, Old
Oporto Port and Rare Amontillado Sherrv for
the sick room. Pinet, Castillon, Otard, Mar
tell and Rochelle Brandies, Holland Gins and
a full stock of Cordials. Engllsn Pale Ale
Brown Stout, Ginger Ale and Pnre Vinegars
for the table. All goods strictlv pure and at
cheapest possible prices. F. ANDRIESSEN
40 and 2 Ohio street Allegheny. myl2-TTS
D. R. SPEER & CO.,
FRAME BASH, DOOR
AND BOX FACTORY.
THIRD STREET AND DUQUESNE WAY
Almeria and Malaga Grapes,
Bananas, Florida Oranges and all kinds of
Foreign and Domestic Fruits.
608 LIBERTY STREET. noS-TTS
QHOCOLATE AND COCOA -BAKER'a
Maillard's. Fry's, Whitman's. EppS' and
liber's table chocolate, cocoa and confections
In every variety, for sale by
iir. .a n&iiisaAiv & UU
Liberty and Ninth sts.
BON1STALLI 4 BISI, IMPORTERS AND
dealers In wines, liquors and French cor
dials for family use. Sole agents for San Gab
riel Wine Company, California. 10 DIAMOND
SQUARE. Pittsburg. Foreign produce a soec
JONES' MAGIC ROACH POW
DER. Roaches banished by con
tract, aaiisiamon guaranteed or
n t.v M REVRVTW Aire
Tittsuurg Pa. Price $150 per
SUGAR CURED HAMS
Tbe finest brands of hams, dried beef and
breakfast bacon, cured expressly for family
use, for sale by .
JNO. A. RENSHAW & CO..
j&SB-ws Family Grocers.
Scrofulous, Inherited and Conta
gious Humors Cured
Through the medlnm of one of yonr books re
ceived through Mr. Frank T. Wray, druggist
Apollo, Pa., I became acquainted with your
Cutiouea Remedies, and take this opportu
nity to testify to you that their use has perma
nently cured me of one of the worst cases of
blood poisoning. In connection with erysipelas,
that I have evor seen, and tbis after having
been pronounced incurable by some of the best
physicians in our county. I take great pleasure
fn forwarding io you this testimonial, unsolicit
ed as It is by you, in order tbat others suffering
from similar maladies may be encouraged to
give your CtrrictrRA Remedies a trial.
P. S WHITLINGER, Leechburg, Pa.
Reference: Fkank T. What, Druggist.
James E. Richardson, Custom House, New
Orleans, on oath says: "In 1S70 scrofulous ul
cers broke out on my body until I was a mass
of corruption. Everything known to tho med
ical faculty was tried in vain. 1 became a mere
wreck. At times could not lift my bands to my
bead, could not turn in bed; was in constant
pain, and looked upon life as a curse. No relief
or cure in ten jears. In 18S0 I heard of the
Cuticuka Remedies, used them, and was
Sworn to before U.S.Com. J.D Crawford.
ONE OF THE WORST CASES.
We have been selling your Cuticura Reme
dies for years, and have tbe first comnlaint vet
to receive from a purchaser. One of the worst
eases of scrofula I ever saw wai cured by the
use of five bottles of Cuticura Resolvent,
Cuticura and Cuticura Soap. Tbe soap
takes the "cake" here as a medicinal soap.
TAYLOR . TAYLOR, Druggists
And Contagions humors, with loss of hair and
eruptions of tbe skin are positively cured by
Cuticura and Cuticura Soap, externally,
and Cuticura Resolvent, internally, when
all other medicines fail.
Sold everywhere. Price: "Cuticura, 50c;
Soap, 25c; Resolvent, I L Prepared by the
Potter Druo and Chemical Co., Boston,
43-Sendfor "How to Cure Skin Diseases,"
61 pages. 60 illustrations, and 100 testimonials.
D I U PLES, black-heads, chapped and oily skin
I 1 ill prevented by Cuticura Medicated
And weaknesses instantly relieved by
tbe Cuticura Asti-fain Plas-
EH ter, a Perfect Antidote to Pain, In
S4 flamniation and Weakness. A new.
instantaneous and infallible pain-killing plas
ter. lUUULS, W3
CURED OF CATARRH
AND DYSPEPSIA -
By the physicians of tbe Catarrh and Dyspepsia
Institute 22 Ninth street. "For twenty-five
years I bave suffered frdm Catarrh, Dyspepsia,
and a diseased condition of the liver, as few
persons bave. During tbis time I treated with
no less tban thirty physicians: notonly with the
most skilled physicians of this city, but also
with tbe most eminent physicians of New York,
Boston and Philadelphia, receiving no perma
nent benefit. My symntomswere as follows:
Continuous headache, dizziness, catarrhal se
cretion in my bead dropping into my throat and
depositing its poison on mylnngs; dry backing
cough and shortness of breath; had a terrible
burning sensation in my stomach, belching of
gas, also nausea and frequent vomiting. Had
a weak, tired feeling all the time. My friends
thought I could not live. I felt that life was a
burden and death would be a relief. In this
condition X began treatment with the special
ists for these diseases, and as a result of their
skill I became cured of the above conditions
over one year ago, and the cure has remained
permanent. Their consultation is free to all,
and mav result in good to you, as it has to me."
Mr. See is over 60 years old. His testimonial
is on file at the Institute, 22 Ninth street.
Office hours, 10 a m. to 4 p. h., and 6 to S P.
M Sundays, 12 to 4 p. 31. Consultation free.
Treatment by correspondence. ja28-rrs
J. DIAMOND, Optician,
22 Slxtli Street, Pittsburg:.
Spectacles and Eyeglasses correctly adjusted
to every defect of sight. Field and Opera
Glasses, Telescopes, Microscopes, Barometers,
ARTIFICIAL EYES made to order,
and warranted. Always on band a
large and complete stock. jaG-TTSSu
JAS. Mm & BBO.,
BOILERS, PLATE AND SHEET-IRON
PATENT SHEET IRON ANNEALING.
With an Increased capacity and hydraulic
machinery we are prepared to furnish all work
in our line cheaper and better than by the old
methods. Repairing and general machine
work. Twenty-ninth street and Allegheny Val
ley Railroad. fe5-cSS-TT3
OUR BIG CORSET
We have been so extremely busy with our Mark-Down Sale that we
really have had no time to devote to this, one of
our most important departments.
We Have Over 100 Styles
of the best fitting -well known makes of CORSETS. We can
fit stout people, slim people, and tall people, as well as short
people. We enumerate only a few of the many popular makes,
of which we carry full lines, in white, drab and colors:
C P. a la Sirene, P. D., C B. a la. Spirite, R. & G., Dr.
Ball's, Dr. Warner's Health, Coraline, Abdominal. Mme. Foy's,
Mme. Warren's, Ferns Waists, Duplex, Her Majesty's, S. C
Molded, if rench. batln, K. tj batin, Loomers Uutawav, b styles
of Common Sense, 12 styles of Misses' Corsets and Waists, 35c
to 1 25. Four styles of Forms, etc.
During this week we will give away a. pair of Elastic Silk
Corset Laces with every pair of Corsets of $1 50 and upward.
We also have three styles of Nursing Corsets and three
styles of Abdominal Corsets, of approved makes.
No. 1. Thomson's Patent Glove-Fitting Corsets. Price,
No 3. Common Sense XXX, Fine French Woven Corsets.
Price, $1 25.
No. 3. Cora, a fine extension Back Corded Corset. Our
We believe that we carry the largest assortment of well
fitting Corsets of any house west of New York. We guarantee
our prices to be the lowest. Odds and Ends in this department
we offer at half usual prices.
A part of our own importation of German and French
Hosiery, selected by a member of this firm, consisting of 2,400
dozen, has arrived. In order to boom this department during
the week we will make extraordinary low prices. Space forbids
our mentioning every bargain. The following illustrates what
we mean by low prices:
250 dozen Full Regular-made Striped Hose, like accompany
ingieut, I3c a pair.
300 dozen Balbriggan Hose, regular made, iac a pair.
100 dozen Black Silk Hose, 50c a pair.
How Is This for Low Prices?
100 doz;n Black regular made Hose, French toes, 13c a. pair.
Fine Striped Cotton, Lisle and Stlk Hosiery, in immense variety,
rnirallv cheiD in proportion.
Jat popular prices.
510, 512, 514 MARKET
35TO"W" IT IS
$8, $5 and $6 50
The results have been so
satisfactory on the $8 Made-to-measure
high quality 12 and 14 dollar
value that we are loth to in
troduce two other great bargains.
Perhaps they'll fill another
ufant of our , customers, and
it's our business to let them
$5 will buy, made to your
measure, everything that we
formerly sold at $6 50 and
$6 50 will buy the $8 and
We're doubling the trade
in Trousers by the wonderful
valuie we're giving.
The big portion of our
busiiaess is ready-made. No
better goods nor lower prices
Sixth street and Penn aienue.
-TJ1 "CI-V" SCIENTIFIC
-2J. -E? lEka OPTICIAN,
Patentee and sole manufacturer of the Eureka
Eye Glass. No chain required. Eureka nose
blades fitted to other eye glasses.
Oculists prescriptions a specialty. All kind
of lenses ground and spectacles made on the
premises. O08 PEN1T AVENUE, PITTS.
Seventeenth and Chestnut, Philadelphia.
All of our stock of Magic Lanterns, Fancy
Thermometers, Steam Novelties, Music Boxes,
etc., etc, leftover from the holidays.
WH. E. STFEREiY, Optician,
544 SMTTHFXELD STPITTSBURG, PA.
MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL
Repairing a specialty.
103 THIUD AVE., near Wood st.
Telephone SSL PITTSBURG, PA.
IF YOU ARE TROUBLED WITH ANY OF
the first symptoms of diseased kidneys, and
want to save yourself from the agony oi a sur
gical operation, always attended with more or
less danger to life, use
PRATT'S AROMATIC GENEVA GIN
and enre yourself of a disease which, without
proper treatment will surely hasten death.
JAMES E. MORRIS, Sole Agent,
153 Chambers st. New York.
Sole Wholesale and Retail Agent in Pittsburg,
84 Market St. my22-TTS
w &4izTjAnZ Z9, IBMssbs- r
Just opened, a grand line o WHITE GOODS, 10c up.
Beautiful styles Beaded Spring Wraps, Jackets and Jerseys
ST. AND 27 FIFTH AVE.
WILL BE FAIRLY AGLOW WITH EXCITEMENT
A Chance to Saye More Money i$
a Minute Than You Can '.
To form an idea of the greatness of these bargains, one mrlst
see them. They are made of excellent all-wool Cassimeres, Cheviots,
Corkscrews and Worsteds, cut in sack and frock shapes, that will
fit your forms like a glove fits the hand; they come in the very
latest medium and dark patterns, are not overly heavy, but just of
proper weight to serve for the present and early spring wear. They
are fine enough for a banker and cheap enough for a laborer.
CfcQ FOR BOYS' SUITS,
VPU -WORTH $5, $7 and $8.
TO-DAY, SATURDAY, ONLY.
Parents, you will be guilty of the sin of extravagance if yon
miss these truly wonderful bargains. Nothing like them has ever
been seen or heard of before. This $3 sale consists of handsomely
striped Cassimeres, stylishly plaid Scotch Cheviots, Silk-mixed
Worsteds, beautiful narrow Wales and Diagonals, etc The cheapest
Suit in the lot would, indeed, be cheap at $5, while the vast major
ity are usually" considered bargains at $7 and $8. But we have too
many of these Suits cannot afford to have our capital tied up
and will offer them now for $3.
TO-DAY, SATURDAY, ONLY.
This is one of the greatest and most startling bargains ever
offered by Kaufmanns. Just think of children's stylish and elegant
two-piece blue cloth Kilt Suits for 98c. Ipcredible, but true! You
may Jive to be 100 years old and never again come across a bargain
so rare, so great, so exceptional. And, bear in mind, we have all
sizes of these Kilt Suits, from 2 to 7. Verily, you cannot afford to
shut your eye tp this,offer you'd be blind to your own interest
TO-DAY, SATURDAY, ONLY.
Men of all trades, callings and professions, this is your chance.
Pantaloons of good quality and desirable patterns cannot every day
nor every year be bought for the trifle of i 29. We have 650
pairs of them, and won't have a single one left by next Monday.
They'll simply fly out at the price we sell them. Now, then, fall in
line, gentlemen, and get one or several pairs of these prize pants'
before it'll be too late.
TO-DAY, SATURDAY, ONLY.
If there be 2,500 thrifty men and women in this city who appre
ciate the saving of money, we can accommodate them at this great
special Shoe sale. We will offer 1,000 Men's Solid Calf Shoes,
bottom-sewed, oak-tanned, button, lace or congress styles; also,
1,500 Ladies' fine Curacoa Kid Shoes, worked buttonholes, hand
turned, solid throughout, at the extremely low price of $1 98. This
opportunity will hardly present itself again, and, if you're shrewd,
you will not fail to lay in a good supply of footwear.
TO-DAY, SATURDAY, ONLY.
Men of big families, you know what an important item your $
Boys' and Girls' Shoes play in your household expenses. Here, v
more than anything else, stringent economy is necessary to make
both ends meet To-day, Saturday, Kaufmanns' will sell about 4
i,8oo pairs of good, solid Shoes at prices that will enable parents to,
buy' two pairs for the same money
One pair. XOU Call Kcl -""J13 o"
Shoes for $i 25 or Misses' first-class
heel Shoes for $1 25 Buy either,
EIFTH AVE. AND
FOR MEN'S SUITS,
WOETH $18, $20 and $22.
WOULD BE CHEAP AT $3.
For Men's Pants,
Worth $2 50, $3 and $3 50.
For Fine Shoes,1
Worth $3, $3 50 and $4.
BOYS' and MISSES' SHOES
Worth $1 75, $2, $2 25.
that they usually have to pay for A
.a.uci, aviuu5l;-u.uv ouuuih
pebble goat, heel or spring
and you're bound to save money.4?