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' THE PITTSBURGf
1889. . , f
A FIGHTING FEMALE
Who Boasted That She Would Cow
hide an Offending Reporter and
WAITED A WEEK FOE A CHAKCE.
How the Newspaper 3Ian Incurred Her Dis
pleasure and His Shrewd Hose
TO ESCAPE A SETEKE CASIIGATION
rwBiTTOt foe ins dispatch, i
some queer experi
gent they may be
in chronicling the
deeds and adven
tures of others, they
are usually very
modest about in
forming the public
in regard to occur
rences and exploits
In -which they themselves figure conspicu
ously. One of the first lessons a new re
porter learns is to keep himselt as much as
possible in the background. Tell the news,
and tell it in a style that will interest and
amuse, but say as little about the writer as
possible. This is the usual rule, and it is
faithfully followed by tne average reporter.
It would be not only egotistical but ab
solutely unprofessional for the news
paper man to attempt to crowd any
part of his own autobiography into the
journal in whose interest he labors. Even
it he were conceited enough to imagine that
the readers could by any possibility be in
terested in such an insignificant personage
as himself, whatever might have happened
to him, the city editor would doubtless pro
nounce the stuff "rot" (every manuscript is
"stuff" in the editorial parlance), and toss
it contemptuously into the capacious waste
basket, which always sits at his right liana.
Por these and other reasons, many a comical
episode and many a thrilling adventure, in
which the reporter takes the principal char
acter, never find their wav into print, and
are never mentioned by the newsgatherer
unless to a small cotene of his professional
A W0MA2T 'WITH A WHIP.
A former reporter, who is now a Pitts
burg editor, tells an amusing story of an in
cident that enlivened the monotony for a
week or so of his eery-day routineAhile he
was on the stafi of a paper published in a
"It's a very funny experience to look
back upon," he remarks by way of preface,
''but I assure you that the'afiair wore a very
serious aspect at the time. A strong, mus
cular, masculine appearing woman, nearly
fix feet high and with an awful temper, was
lying in wait every day for over a week
ready to chastise me. "She had bought a
rawhide expressly for that purpose, and had
boasted to other reporters, who ot course
published her statements, that she only
I waited an opportunity to use it upon me.
She was a terror, and it living in these days
' would doubtless join the " hite Caps. I
never saw a woman so full ot fight. I was a
slender youth, not remarkably muscular,
and with a bump of combativeness only nor
mally developed. She could have handled
three or four like me very easily.
"The way I incurred her displeasure was
the most entertaining feature ot the whole
case. She was a woman of considerable
property, but remarkably eccentric. Al
though she owned several houses, which she
rented at good, round figures, she herself
lived alone in a small tumule-down rookery,
whose interior and exterior both suggested
extreme poverty. She wouldn't trust the
banks or any man or set of men with her
money, but kept all her fundsln her own
possession. She was miserly and had the
miser's peculiar traits.
STBAXGELT CONCEALED WEALTH.
"As my father was her business agent I
learned a good deal abont her whimsical no
tions. She kept her money in her own
house, but instead of locking it up in a
sate she divided it up in bundles wrapped
it in old newspapers, and tied the packages
with yarn and twine. If by any chance a bill
of any denomination larger than SI came
The Mystery of the Powder Born.
into her hands she at once exchanged it for
the small scrip, or shinplasters, of which
such great quantities were in circulation
just after the war. She had packages of
currency distributed all over her house
tucked away in cupboards and closets and
stuck beneath beams and rafters in the
attic 2fo one, not even a burglar, would
ever dream of looking in what looked like a
bundle of herbs, carelessly tied in an old
newspaper, for money, and so her novel
method of storing her wealth was a com
paratively safe one.
"The old lady's tenants included a family
of colored people, who, for some reason.were
regarded as objectionable. The landlady
was anxious to get them out of her house,
but as they had leaded it for a definite
period and paid the rent promptly, she
could not persuade them to move. Having
exhausted the usual legal methods, she re
sorted to artifice to gain her ends. One
morning the colored man came to my
father's house in great terror. He was al
most too excited to speak at first, but after a
food deal of questioning we drew from him
is story of what had caused his fright.
A SOLEMN WABNISG.
"Somebodv," he said, "had attempted to
be itch his house and its inmates. There
was some terrible object on his front door,
which had been placed there with the mani
fest intent of conjuring or 'hoodooing' the
whole family. s
" I didn't dare to touch it, boss, an' I
come to ask ye what I should do.'
"Scenting a possible item I volunteered
to go with the man and investigate the mys
terious 'hoodoo. Arrived at the cottage, I
found his family gazinz with awe at a large
sized powder-horn which had been fastened
to the door. I at once seized it and tore it
down, though the negroes begged me not to
touch it for fear harm might come. The
horn was filled with a lot of rubbish,
pieces of weeds, bones, a pig's tail,
chicken's feet and other heterogeneous mat
ter. When I had shaken all these out I
discovered a folded piece of paper among
the mass. This I opened and read. It was
a 'notice to quit, of a most original char
acter. It was written with red ink, and
decorated with a skull and crossbones, rude
ly drawn, and the figure of a coffin. It
named the tenants and called down upon
their beads dire maledictions it they did
sot vacate the house within ten davs. The
notice was signed by the eccentric landlady
in ber own handwriting. It is needless to
say that the colored family moved without
waiting for the specified time to elapse.
"Well, I wrote the story, and copied and
.published the letter with illustrations. As
the woman was well known it created some
" thing of a sensation.
OF COCBSE SHE WAS MAD.
'Then, as I told vou. she vowed vengeance
tagawst me and watched for an opportunity
vT . ...jjft'iim.,.
to 'do me up with her rawhide. I succeeded
in eluding her vigilance by approaching the
office in a roundabout way and entering by
a side door. Atter a while I became rather
tired of the whole affair. The novelty
Waiting for the WttcK
had worn oft, as far as I was concerned,
though the woman still kept on the lookout
tor me. Resolving to cause her to desist by
again holding her up to ridicule, I wrote
and published a paragraph which read about
as follows: j
" 'The colored tenants of the house on
street, who recently received such a strange
warning from their landlady, Mrs ,
have left and taken up their abode on the
east side. The reason, it is alleged, for the
woman's eccentric conduct in this affair
is to be found in her own firm be
lief that she is a witch. Therefore,
the negroes were not far from right
in their supposition that she intended: to
"hoodoo them. But, in order to prove that
she possesses some supernatural power,
Mrs. , so a reporter wai assured yester
day, will attempt this evening to cross the
river, flying on a broomstick, starting from
the point about sunset.'
"Well, when evening came, there was a
big crowd at the place named, which waited
for an hour or more for Mrs to come
and attempt the remarkable feat. But she
did not appear; neither did she show any
disposition to cowhide me afterward."
E. V. Babtlett.
TO EDUCATE EUROPE.
Pittsburg Itlctliodi Wanted at Pnrli Expo
sition ViililDg Day at Souo Other
oic on Edacnlion.
Pittsburg will likely be a drawing card
at the Paris Exposition, for, in addition to
the request of Prof. C. TiYeliman Parks for
an exhibition of Pittsburg primary work,
Superintendent Luckey yesterday received
a circular from the United States Commis
sioner General, William B. Franklin, which
speaks of the short time lelt to collect an
exhibit worthy of the United States, and asks
that supplementary exhibits be given as fol
lows: "A chart showing hours devoted to each sub
ject and each class during the course;" ''photo
graphic views and plans of buildings designed
and erected since 1870," "a town map showing
location of school buildings, with primary
rooms shown in one color and the high school
in another;" 'photographs of a group of ten
students from each class, showing features
and carriage; statistics ot the above group,
giving age, weight, height, waist and breast
measure of each student;'' "a few specimens of
free hand, mechanical and architectural draw
ings:" "specimens of writing books and manual
productions;" '-volumes of writing, by mem
bers of the faculty." The circulars ask that
this information be arranged in bound volumes
and portfolios at the earliest convenience and
forwarded to Prof. C. Parks.
Superintendent Luckey says that before an-
swerinc he would like to
nave a diagram about
what tuey mean. He thinks
they must refer
to the High bchool course.
Mr. Parks was to hat e been here on Friday
to confer with the Superintendent as to the
form of the primary exhibit, but did not ap
pear. Mr. Luckey has written for more definite
Last Thursday, at the Soho school, was des
ignated Visitors' Day, and fully 500 people
thronged the building from 1.30 to 4.30 r. m. to
view the exhibition of work in the 16 rooms. It
is hardly necessary to say that the work of the
pupils, from the lowest room to the highest,
gave the most entire satisfaction. The boards
m the various rooms were so beautifully dec
orated that they were the cynosure of all ejes.
Beautiful specimens of penmanship, drawing
and other studies were exhibited lu manuscript
form, while on the boards the writing of the
children Mas much admired.
Motion songs, calisthenics, selections from
authors, singing, and the rapidity with which
the children left the building, in file, in answ er
to the tire alarm, w ere among the features of
Miss JI. J. Louden and her corps of teachers
are to be congratulated on the fine display
made. School Directors Aufderbeide, Smith,
McKlroy and Holmes were present.
All the night schools are closed with the
exception of the O'Hara and Luccey.
Both the day and night school teachers will
be paid to-morrow. This is the first money that
the teachers have received since Christmas,
and pas day has been longingly looked forward
to for some time.
The applicants for permanent certificates
were examined yesterday in history and spell
ing at the Miller street school. Only 19 appli
cants presented tUetnsehes for examination,
which is tho smallest number tor some j ears.
Next Friday at the Luckey school will be
reception day, both in the morning and after
noon. In the evening an exhibition by the
pupils will be gnen. The reception and ex
hibition marks the opening of the additional
rooms, just completed; in the Luckey school.
The Teachers' Guild met yesterday after
noon at the Grant School hall. The Misses
Josie McGuire, of the Birmingham School;
Man E. Lauffer, Humboldt; TillieKeck, How
ard; M. Z. Anderson, Libert; Prof. W. S.
Jachman, Histu and Prof. G. V Kratz, were
elected to membership.
The quarterly session of the Teacheis' In
stitute will be held Friday evening, February
5, at the First Presbyterian Churcn. Ex
President Ruth'erford B. Hayes and Hon. M.
A. Newell, of Maryland, will make addresses.
Ex President Haj es subject will be oa "In
dustrial Education." A division institute will
be held the following morning for the teachers
of step 8 at the Grant street school. Class drill
bj Miss Maggie Lindsay.
Miss MAnr L. Evans, formerly of the Bay
ard school. Seventeenth ward, and who re
signed a year ago on account of ill health, and
sojourned in California for the winter months,
was married last Thursday evening to Mr.
George Claj. Only the near relatives were
present at the w eddmg ceremony. The newly
married couple left immediately on a feoutnern
trip. Miss Evans was for many years a suc
cessful grammar teacher in the Bijard school,
and she has hosts of friends who wish her
The tollowmg aro the names of the pupils
who stand first in the highest rooms of the
various ward schools: O'Hara, Minnie Snyder:
Balston, John Lndebuehl; Forbes, Charles
Sitzlcr; Lincoln. Katy Keid; Riverside, Patrick
Mullen; ML Albion, Edna Millingar; Washing
ton, Willie Blackford; Homewood, Alice Sloan;
Bedford. Lj dia Miller: bt. Clair, Albert Welzer;
Grant, Essie Kearns; Duquesne, Arthur Aland:
Morse. Ben Kcder; Peebles, Louisa Blessing;
Jit. Washington, Blanche McCann; Franklin,
Mary Hays; Birmingham, Daisy Krieger; Hi
land, Carrie E. Vandersaal; Humboldt, Ella
Williams; Knox, Eva Xeel; Hancock, Annie
Ryan; Lawrence, Harry Kober; Minersville,
Estclle Marshal; Belleficld, M. MeCloskey:
South, Maggie Itaugh; North, Emma Nickel;
Luckey, No. 1, Hattie B. Neal, No. 2, Charles J.
Talentinri Wholesale nnd Retail. "
The largest assortment in the city of the
latest novelties in valentines, such as
"Cujiid's Telegram," "Messages of Love,"
booklets.celluloid j;oods,etc. Alarge variety
of comics.fringed and lace valentinesalso on
hand at L. Breuniuger & Co.'s. 533 Smith
field street, Pittsburg, Pa. "Wholesale and
retail. - 3,7,10,12
Gnnt Very Cheap Evry Day
Until about April 1st, when we will re
move to No. 700 Bissel Block. "Wonderful
bargains. Call early at G21 Smithneld St.,
J. H. Johnston.
Have your photograph taken by Dabbs.
Not only does he give vourface the best ros-
'sible position, but the taste and judgment
shown in every particular is rarely If ever
Cask paid for old gold and
Hunch', No. 295 Fifth avenue.
0UKMYY AND SAMOA.
Both Are Made Subjects ot Yery
Warm Discussion in the House.
THE DOLPHIN AKD THE VESUVIUS.
Republican Members Charge Partiality in
the Trials of Each. -
THIS IS DENIED BI THE DEMOCRATS
Washix GTOif, February 2. The House
to-day went into committee of the whole on
the Naval appropriation bill. Mr. Herbert,
during his explanation of the provisions of
the bill, was especially eulogistic of the
dynamite cruiser Vesuvius, and stated that
enough had been shown to demonstrate that
dynamite guns were to be very efficient
weapons, especially on land. "Whether
they would be equally efficient on the sea
was not yet assured.
Mr. McAdoo, of New Jersey, said that
the thanks of the people of the United
States were due, not only to the present
head of the Navy Department, but to the
Committee on Naval Affairs, for the efforts
they had made to build up the navy. The
recent troubles in Samoa bad made the
country painfully aware of the needs of
the naval service, and of the 5400.000,000
wasted in wooden shins and smoothbore
guns. It had been made humiliatingly
aware of its inferiority as a naval power to
the least of the naval powers of Europe.
The rights of American citizens had been
disregarded by a foreign nation. Our flag
bad been ruthlessly trampled upon by an
invading host upon a peaceful island.
Mr. McAdoo paid a high tribute to the
inventive genins of Representative Thomas,
of Illinois, as evinced in the designing of a
cruiser that promised to excel any boat of
like size ever built in Europe. So far as
the Samoau question was concerned, the
first thing which Congress should do was to
ascertain all the facts. Americans had
been taunted with vaunting themselves. It
was unnecessary for us to do that. It was
unnecessary for us to indulge in the rattle
of Jingoism and declare what we would or
would not do. The world knew what we
could do; and the world knew what we
would do when necessary; and he wanted
the world to know that we would not boil
when it was not necessary.
If American citizens had been outraged,
if American property had been injured, if
any American right bad been infringed,
then it was the duty of this Government, in
the name of our people and strength, reso
lutely and calmly but stubbornly to assert
that right and resurrect the privileges taken
from us, even if we do it at the cannon's
month. He regretted that Prince Bismarck
had seen fit to follow the nefarious colon
izing policy of other European nations, that
was to encourage strife among the people of
a country,and then under cover of protecting
their own interest, step in and steal theland
which God had given to theipeopleof the
country. Bismarck seemed to have made
up his mind that it would be to the advan
tage of Germany,to take these islands. Per
haps we could not have had anything to say
to that under ordinary circumstances; the
United States was not a knight errant,
going about the world to snecor distressed
and oppressed peoples, but we had a treaty
with the people of Samoa.
Mr. McAdoo then briefly sketched the
events that had led up to the late disturb
ance in Samoa. He said that on the Em
peror's birthday, the Germans plied the
Samoan natives with strong drink. In the
tow that followed a German's nose ''was
broken by a native, and in 24 hours the
Commander ot a German war ship had de
manded $1,000 for that broken nose, and
510,000 ior depredations committed on Ger
man plantations a year before. The King
said that he did not have the money, that
he wanted to find the man whe had broken
the German's nose. The Germans did not
have time but the depredations had been
going on for a year. In 24 hours they had
deposed one King, set up another, and
taken the field. And that was what the
Europeans called "aiding the cause of civ
ilization and the Christian religion."
He was not astonished that adherence to
the Christian religion had not been aug
mented. But the United States had treaty
rights and interests in Samoa, and when the
German war ships opened fire it was the
duty of the American Government to have
protected the honor and dignity of the
United States with all the power of our
people. He believed that Bismarck had
very wisely retreated from his position.
NO CHANCE fob war.
Mr. McAdoo said there would be no war
unless we lay down and let Bismarck walk
over us. The remedy forthese insults would
be found in a strong navy. "We could not
permit the growth of monarchical institu
tions in South America. "We could not per
mit the wholesale unjustifiable and un
justified acquisition of foreign power in that
Mr. Boutelle referred to the recent trial
of the Vesuvius, and while hoping that
she might be as successful as she was
claimed to be, he drew what he termed a
striking contrast between the treatment ac
corded the two vessels of different political
paternity the Dolphin and the Vesuvius.
The trials to which the Dolphin had been
subjected had been extraordinary and in
striking contrast to those to which the
Vesuvius had been subjected. The Dol
phin had been tried fully equipped for sea
and battle. The Vesuvius had been tried
not only short 100 tons of coal, but without
any weights on board to represent what she
would be required to carry when fit for
It has been stated to him that the ma
chinery for the vessel was too light He
had been told that on the first preliminary
trial the Vesuvius had broken a valve.
There had been no report of that He had
been told that on her second preliminary
trial she had broken her main-valve gear.
He had heard no comment upon that He
had been told that on her first official trial,
she had completely broken one of her fire
room blowers; and that on her second offi
cial trial she had broken her air-pump gear.
It was strange that no comment ha-l been
made on defects such as these. The reason
for it was an obvions one.
POLITICS IN SHIPS.
The explanation was clear. It was fonnd
in the fact that the Bepublican papers and
.Republicans generally nad not been desir
ous ot using hypercritical methods which
had been employed by the Democrats to
break down the reputation of, and find
fault witn the vessels built under a Repub
lican administration in the shipyard of John'
He had been informed that on her first
trial the Vesuvius had been tested over a
four-mile course and had failed. He had
never heard ol an official report of this case.
He had been told that on her second trial
the course had been cut down to two miles;
and that she again failed. By request of
the contractors the last trial had been made
in deep water; and a trial of speed made in
deep water generally meant a trial of speed
far away from the shore; and a trial of speed
made far away from shore might possibly
furnish more latitude lor an estimate of the
progress of the vessel than would be lur
nished if she were running along a canal.
He had been informed that the speed test
applied to the Vesuvius had not exceeded
12 minutes. The test for the Roach ship
had been a six hour trial. "While in the
trials of the Dolphin it was made a special
subject of criticism that water had to be put
on some of her journals because they were
heated; he had been informed by an eye
witness that, when the Vesuvius finished
her trial trip her flreroom was, as his in
formant expressed it, like a Turkish bath.
Mr. Herbert denied that there had been
any unfairness In relation to the trials of
An amendment was adopted appropriat
ing $100,000 for the establishment of a coal
ing station at Pago Pago, Samoa. The bill
was then reported to the Honse and passed.
SISTER' SDE'S BDDQET.
A Resnme of (be Cbnrltable and Rellclons
Items, of the Week.
The Helping Hand Society, of Allegheny,
have had the constitution amended to permit
an unlimited active membership upon the pay
ment of a specified amount. All business,
however, will bo transacted through the Board
of Managers. Tho managers have decided to
anniv fnp nimrtpr. Trustees have been ao-
pointed, and an effort will be made at once to
I t. T ..- -1 -J A nnnntW Tolr" will
e part of an entertainment to be given in
March to procure funds for tho new building.
It Is hoped that the entertainment will prove a
With the city hospitals crowded apd the sick
and insane crying for more room, charity
should have sufficient scope for its wildest
dreams of benevolence and philanthropy tow
ard human kind, tor what with the establish
mentof new homes and a new asylum for the
good of the helpless, charity cannot certainly
be at a low ebb, nor is it. We see the result in
the making out ot those long 5 early reports
that take such infinite pains and patience; in
the pushing of plans long cherished, often tho
result ot energy, coupled with pluck, to say
nothing of the self sac.ifice so necessary to
crown the united effort with success, but "in
bis home" the works goes steadily onward and
cannot loose its reward. These new institu
tions, straggling for a foothold among us, de
serve the impetus and inspiration of personally
manifested interest. All can give that.
The annual meeting of the Board of Direct
ors of the Allegheny General Hospital was held
Tuesday of last week for the purpose of listen
ing to various reports and for the election of
officers for the ensuing year. The total cost of
improvements for the year amounted to 3,
091 68. A statement bf the number ot patients
received and dismissed during the year was
made by the Superintendent, Miss Florence K.
Sildsley, and the average cost per day of each
patient, which amounted to 97.18 cents. The total
number of patients treated since the opening
of the hospital is 1,79a Three trained nurses
have been graauated and 19 pupil nurses taken
in during the year. The following Board of
Directors was- elected: B. F Woodburn, W. G.
Park, F. R. Bruuot, A. D. Smith, J. A Caughey,
J. L. Graham, J. JicCutcheon, Josiah Cohen,
R. B.Mowry,li. P. Peterson, Jr., JohnG. Steph
enson, csome resolutions, a iriuuiu ui re
spect on the death of Captain R. C. Gray, a
member and Vice President of the Board of
Directors, which occurred May 28. 1883, were
adopted and the meeting adjourned.
TnE East Liberty branch of the Young
Men's Christian Association gave a delightful
entertainment and reception in the Sixth U.,
P. Church on Collins avenue and Station street
Thursday, January 31st, at 8 P.M. The pro.
gramme is as follows- Piano duet, Operatic
Gems, Melnotte, Misses Emma "Wolfe and
fTlnrlro HfrPrIl?art. vnnfll tHn TCfllnvA ta
Verdi, Mrs. F. H. Haslage, Messrs. Richard
Cannon and Frank Bearl: piano solo, Valso
Brilliante, Chopin, Master Willie Stelner;vocal
solo. Waiting, Pullard, Miss Came Lerrand;
piano solo, galop (scene de Bal), Ra
fael Joseffy, Miss Lizzie Rosenthal: vio
lin and piano duot, air Varie, Bancla
Misses Lulu and Edna Vogler: vocal solo,
"Why?" Simeon Bissell, Mr. Cannon: piano
solo, 'Fantasie Oberon," Weber, Miss Woefel;
vocal solo, "R Bacio," Arditti, Mrs. Haslage:
violin and piano duet, Mises Vogler: vocal
solo, 'Supposing," Bischoff, Miss Tenant;
vocal quartet, ''farewell," Mrs. Haslage. Miss
Terrant, Messrs. Cannon and Bearl. A number
ot recitations were interspersed with the
musical selections and were given by Miss
Mildred Kerr. The accompanist and director
of the occasion was Prof. Simeon Bissell.
The long-talked of nlan by which "a "Domes
tic School" might be established in Allegheny
has at last matured itself so far as it depended
upon the final decision of those interested. The
majority of the ladies interested are those of
the Swift Temperance Union. The ladies have
for a nucleus $3,000, which was originally in
tended for a Temperance Home. This money
has been turned over to those who are pushing
their plans for the Domestic school. The
house, when selected, is to be large enough to
accommodate the ladies in their mission
ary meetings, which have been held for
so long a time in Dr. Swift's church.
Then rooms are to be set aside for the tempo
rary use of any woman or girl alone in the city.
The only place for such being the Temporary
Home onPenn avenue, under tho direction of
theW. C. A. The training of women in all
domestic arts will be the special feature of the
school. The training will be thorough and
regular, and at the end of the course a diploma
will be given to those persevering enough to
finish the course. The venture will be made
entirely under the direction of the Swift Tern-
Serance Union. The ladies interested are:
Irs. Frances L. Swift, Mrs. C. L. Holclen, Mrs.
Felix R. Brunot, Mrs. J. C. Porter, Mrs. Dr.
Miller, Mrs. James Aiken,' Mrs,, William
Peebles, Mrs. Hamsy and Mrs. Frank Blair.
The Young Woman's) Christian Association
of East Liberty is trying at this time to raise
funds for the erection of a new building in the
East End. II successful the location will be
central, as near the churches as possible. The
association feels itself indebted to the East
Liberty branch of the Y. M. C. A. for tho
gratuitous use of their rooms for so long a
time, and are now making" a united effort to
procure a room orjooms that will accommodate
the schools that are being supported by this
branch of the Woman's Christian Association,
and accommodations for a reading room and
library as well. With a Board of Managers
such as this association boasts, they will know
no such nord as failure. There has already
been contribiited and pledged a sufficient
amount to encourage the ladies in their effort
Atter an interview with a prominent member
of the association it was found that so
small a part of the territory had been can
vassed that it was not possible to state how
much bad been received, nor fait to add a list
of those contributing until all had had
an opportunity of giving. The following
ladies will be glad to receive money forUbis
new charity: Miss Mary Davison, corner Pehn
and Sheridan avenues. East End: Mrs. E. M.
Bigelow, East End Hotel; Mrs. Q. A. fecott.
Marchand street. East End. This association
wdl hold its annual election of officers in the
Young Men's Christian Association rooms the
first Monday in March.
Among other interesting meetings of the
week was that of the manager of the Boys'
Home, also of Allegheny. Mrs. J. 8. Patter
son, Secretary, read an interesting report' Tho
report showed there had been admitted during
the year 33 boys. At present but 17 boys are
sheltered by this home, owing to the decision
that it was not liest to take school boys. The 17
boys at the school are employed. The night
school at the house has been discontinued, and
the boys are being sent to the Fourth ward
public school at nighty The Treasurer, Mrs. E.
B. Frisbee, presented a report that the receipts
of the year were as follows: 8,130 S9; expendi
tures, $3,062 50: by purchasing three bonds
of the Citizens' Traction anil Cable Koad
and S4 812.73 in expenses at the Home. A
balance in the treasury of 230.16. The election
of officers took place bv ballot President,
Mrs. William McCreery: First Vice President,
Mrs. A. E. McCordj Second Vice President
Mrs. James Boyd: Recording Secretary, Mrs.
J. T. Patterson: Corresponding Secretary. Mrs.
S. E. Tamon; Treasure Mrs. R. D. McQonni
gle; Board of Manager", Miss V. Armstrong.
Mrs. 8. G. Butler, Mrs. James Bovd, Mrs. Chas.
Bowman, Mrs. H. C. Dickinson, Mrs.iL. B.
Duif, Mrs. Eli Edmunson. Mrr. F. H. Eogers
Mrs. E. a Frisbee. Mrs. Guilliford, Mrs. V. A.
Lewis, Mrs. A. E. McCord, Mrs John McClure
Mrs. R. D. McGunnigle, Mrs. William Nelson
Mrs. Jane T. Patterson, Mrs. D. W. Riggs.Mrs
E. W. Stowe, Mrs. John S. Slagle. Mrs. S. E
Tamon, Mrs. Henry Tanner. Mrs. J. A. Thomp
son. Mrs. J. Young, Mrs. Ida L. Easton, Mrs.
William McCreery, Mrs. J. L. Lewis.
The annual meeting of the Women's Chris
tian Association was held Thursday of thS
week In the chapel of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association, Mrs. Felix B, Brunot occupy
ing the chair, Miss Sterling acting as secre
tary. The meeting was one of the largest in
the Interests of charity held during the week.
After devotional exercises conducted by the
popnlar president, the various reports repre
senting the different phases of work done by
the association were then called for. The report
of the home for Christian women shows that
there are now 29 cases in the reformatory, 15
women and 11 babies, and 13 women andl
child In hospital. Treasurer made a report of
ji,wj va receives: exnenauures, fi&w 17; bal
ance on hand, $2G3 76. The report of A"ed
Women's Home was then submitted. Ihere
are 53 inmates, 8 of whom were ad
mitted during the year. The treasur
er's report snows receipts to have been
$1,903 93; expenditures, $1,640 17; balance on
hand, $263 7a Tne report of Temoorary Borne
for Destitute Women report 319 cases cared for
during the year, 75 of whom were children.
The report of Colored Children's Home re
ports school in excellent condition, and under
obligation to Philadelphia and People's Gas
Company for natural gas free. Sixty-four
children cared for during the year. Various
other branches of work were explained. Home
for Aged Protestant Women. Work for
Zenanas In India, McCall Mission, Christmas
Letter -Mission. And this closed the session of
one more annual meeting of the W. C. A
that touches almost every well organized and
well directed charity of the city. ,
The day of prayer for colleges was duly ob
served this week by all denominational schools
In the city.
Otjb line of $1 a vard black silks has
never been equalled In this city.
mwfsu Huocs & Hacke.
Scrofula cured, free of charge at 1102
Carson st, Southside.
Under the Direction of-----R.M. GTJLIOB: & CO.
Business Manager ---------A. J. SHEDDBN.
One Week Only,
ONLY MATINEE SATURDAY.
Welcome return from her third European tour of tne World-famed Comedienne,
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday E venings,
AS PLAYED OVER 2,000 TIMEa
HER VERY LATEST AND GREATEST SUCCESS,
"My" Brother's Sister,"
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings and Saturday Matinee.
Exquisite Costumes by Worth. New Dances, Songs and Music.
NO ADVANCE IN PRICES. '
XX n 1 PDIPira reserved seats,
PlJUU r rxluPDj 75c, 50c and 25c.
Februaryll. "THE STILL ALARJL"
LATE NEWS 11 BEIEF. I
It is reported that the new issue of Panama
Canal shares is a complete failure. The old '
shares are quoted at 63 francs.
Two more deaths from smallpox have oc
curred at the county poorhouse at Syracuse, N.
x. une new case is reporiea.
It is officially announced that the crop sow
ings in France are favorable, and that the pres
ent aspect of the crops is very good.
The schooner Adventurer sailed from Ko
dlak, Alaska, for Seattle, on September 11,
since which time no tidings of her have
been received, and she has been given up for
General Boulanger has written a letter to
M. Paul Derouelde, President of the League of
Patriots, congratulating the League upon the
share it took in bringing the recent election to
a successful issue.
As the estimates from the Treasury experts
did not reach the Committee on Ways and
Means yesterday, the meeting was consumed In
a purely formal reading of the internal revenue
sections of the tariff bill.
The British bark Roseneath, Captain
Brown, from Dublin, while being towed to the
Clyde, broke adrift during a violent gale and
was wrecked at Port Patrick. The mate, bis
wife and five seamen were drowned.
The latest intelligence from SenatoiSeck,
received by members of his family, is to the
effect that he has airived at Tampa, Fla., on
his return from Cuba, where he has been to re
cuperate. He is not expected to return to
Washington until sometime in April unless
something now unforeseen should arise requir
ing his attention.
f PawncoBill is on the line, organizing his
Intended Invasion of Oklahoma. He stated in
a message yesterday that he already had 800
men in his party, and that others were coming
from all directions. John P. Sears, of Purcell,
I. T., says there are 800 men there ready to go,
and Parker, from Texas, says he has Ills com
pany in readiness.
The State Senate of Nebraska, after 11
hours' continuous session yesterday, agreed to
the House amendments to the submission reso
lution. As the resolution was finally adopted
it provides that at the general election the peo
ple ot Nebraska shall vote upon the question
whether prohibition or high license shall be in
corporated into the Constitution.
Joseph A. Moore, the Indianapolis de
faulter, had a narrow shave from arrest in
Toronto on Tuesday last. He was recognized
by certain parties who had followed him in the
interest of people whom he is said to have
swindled. He boarded a train for Montreal
and got the start of those who were after him,
and when they arrived in the city it was only to
find that they were too late.
A drnnken policeman named Farley, of the
Fifty-first police station, New York, fired five
kshots from his revolver yesterday morning
into a crowd who were watching the firemen at
work in the rnins of the Graham factory,
burned the previous nteht One shot irrazed
the wrist of one fireman and entered the hat of
another, A second shot took effect in the side
of a bystander. The policeman was arrested.
A horrible tragedy was enacted about 7
o'clock this morning in the most aristocratic
neighborhood of Hyde Park, Chicago. At the
corner of Fifty-third street and Washington
avenue stands the elegant residence of P. F.
Munger. Tn his employ were a colored butler,
named George W-Clark, and a domestic named
Tillie Hylander, a pretty Swedish girl about 23
years of age. Yesterday morning Clark killed
the girl and himself. He left a letter saying he
loved her and could not live without her.
E. D. WILT Lessee and Manager.
Will Reign Here One Week.
MONDAY EVENING, February 4,
Matinees, Wednesday and Saturday.
The Lauqiiter-Makixq Comedians,
In their New Edition df Hoyt's
The Funniest Play of All,
, Bubbling over with
SATIRE and FUN. .-.
NewIusic. New Songs.
New Dances. New Laughs.
Funnier Than All Others Combined.
Week February 11-Cora Tanner, in Fascina
tion. Ie3 15-su
MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1
Hates: Tflestatosiiay & Saturday.
MR. FRANK JONES and
Miss ALICE MONTAGUE
In the Glorious Comedy,
SI PERKINS ;
THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME !
With the Famous
.Pnghtown Farmers' Band I
The Threshing Machine!
The Apple Bee, Etc.
February 11 Hyde's Big Specialty Co.
Bany Williams Academy.
MONDAY, FEB. A,
R. M. GULICK Manager
A. J. SHEDDEN Treasurer
Eleventh Annual Benefit of Pittsburg Lodge
B. P. O.
February 8, 1889,
When Every Amusement At
traction in the City
Will Take Part.
LOOK AT THE LIST:
Through the kindness of Manager Gnlick
and Minnie Palmer. Minnie Palmer's Com
pany, from the Bijou Theater.
Through the kindness of Manager Wilt and
Brothers Evans and Hoey, Evans and Hoey,
from the Grand Opera House.
Through the kindness of Manager Harris and
Dore Davidson, Dore Davidson, in '-Dr. Jeykll
and Mr. Hyde," from Harris' Theater.
Through the kindness of Brother Williams
and Frank Jones, "Si Perkins,' and company,
from the Academy of Music
Through the kindness of Manager
O'Brien, all the curiosities from the
Through the kindness of Brother Jones D.
Fisher, Manager of the "Cold Day" Company,
has consented to stop over with his company,
which will appear. Tho eminent comedian,
John Ransome, is with this company.
Throngh the kindness of Prof. B. Wels,
THE ENTIRE GREAT WESTERN BAND.
Opening address by Brother W. C. Erskine,
Including Reserved Seats.
Box Office Open Monday,
Feb. 4, at 9 a. m.
The world renowned phenomenal pianlst,in
TWO (2) GRAND ROSENTHAL CONCERTS
At Old City Hall,
MONDAY and 1UESDAY EVENINGS,
February 4 and 5, 18S9,
Assisted by the famous Austrian bor violinist,
MASTER FRITZ KREISLER.
Chas. E. Pratt Accompanist
Admission (including reserved seat) $1 00
4y"Seats at Kleber's, commencing Wednes
JOHN W. O'BRIEN Proprietor
JOHN W. FLOCKER Manager
JOHN W. WALLACKER Press Agent
Week of February 4,
T. J. HEFRON'S
GIUEDGE SPEUALTY CO.,
Headed by the following artists: Pittsburg's,
favorite, T. J. Hefron. one-legged song and
dance artist: Miss Beatrice "Vaughan, Mr, Josef
Tyson, John B. Wright and Burns Lotta, John
J. Kauffee, Villeta Ti Bell, Julian Ti Bell
White fc Kearn, Claire & Lysle. Joe and Charles
Claire Sisters, Asbhery Ben, C. Morland. Ad
mission, 10c. Open from 10 A. M. until 10 p. m.
Teacher of Piano,
Rooms, Kuhn's Cafe, Penn avenue, East End
and 440 Wood street.
MONDAY AND THURSDAY. ,
Penn avenue. East End. fe3-20
P. G. REINEMAN,
62 AND H SIXTH STREET,
Headquarters for Costume! of all descriptions,
for hire at reasonable prices.
delS-so. - F. G. RE1NEMAN.
WEEK COMMENCING FEBRUARY 4, -1889,
EVERY AFTERNOON AND EVENING,
The greatest dramatic event of the season. The sensation of the
THE ''DISTINGUISHED ACTOR,
And the Young and Beautiful American Actress,
MSRAM IE AUSTEN.
Supported by a Powerful Company of New York Artists, in
G-OOID .A.Q-X:L5rST EVIL.
III!. JEKYLL and 1. HYl
Dore Davidson's entirely new version. An original adaptation of
Robert Louis Stevenson's wonderful story.
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.
. Received by the press and public with enthusiasm. A drama of
Purity and Strength. The only version possessing a strong dramatic
interest with a happy and peaceful ending.
Positively the Only Legitimate Production of This
Great Success Now in America.
Davidson makes the wonderful transformations in full view
of the audience, with lights full up.
Every actor and
actress in the
j Matinee, ioc;
-Frank W. Sanger's
HERE 1 are THREE THINGS
That yon can
OLD RELIABLE HOUSE -FURNISHING BAZAAR I
1 Goodg Cheaper for Cash Than Any Firm in Pittsburg.
2 The Easiest Terms on Installments.
3 Better Treatment Than You'll Get Elsewhere.
Ton can save money on ererything or anything yon buy here, and onr
word for it there is nothing in the way of Honse Furnishing Goods yon can
not find in the store.
Come and see ns whether yon want to buy or not. Only one address, and
this is the
OLD RELIABLE STORE,
Both Pricesand Competitors
Knocked Out of Sight.
Having concluded stock-taking, we find in our various departments
a surplus stock of about 65,000 'worth, of desirable Winter Goods, which
we propose to force you to buy. The way we will do this is by selling at
We do not care what the loss may be, as long as we gain our object
of turning our goods into money.
RAD THE: F0U0WIN&
Medium weight Ladies' Merino Vests, 25c, reduced from 45a
Natural Wool Ladies' Vests, 44c, reduced from 88c.
Ladies' fine Hemstitched Linen Handkerchiefs, 9c, reduced from 20c.
Ladies' colored border Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, 4c and 5c, re
duced from ioc and 12c.
Ladies' striped Newmarkets, $4 50, reduced from $9 75.
Ladies' Beaver Newmarkets, $8, reduced from 15.
Ladies' extra fine Beaver Newmarkets, $g 75, reduced from $20.
Ladies' Tailor-made Jackets, $2 50 to $4, reduced from $& and $6.
Ladies' extra quality regular made hose, plain or striped, 12c, reduced
Ladies' black French Silk Hose, 48c and 60c, reduced from $1 and 88c
Ladies' all-wool Ribbed Vests, low neck, 62jc, reduced from $1.
Ladies' extra fine French Biarritz Kid Gloves, 73c, reduced from $1.
Ladies' four-button embroidered Kid Gloves, 44c, reduced from 75c
Ladies' five-hook Kid Gloves, 44c, reduced from 75c
Ladies' extra fine French Kid Gloves, 95c, worth fully $1 75.
Ladies' White Aprons, i2c and 15c, reduced from 20c and 25c vr
Gents' large white Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, 15c, reduced from ajc
Gents' lined Kid Gloves, reduced
We could make this list five times as long, but printer's ink is dear'
and it does not pay very well to sell goods at losing prices. If you want '
genuine bargains in desirable g6ods, come to f
510,. 512. 514 MARKET
city invited to attend the Thursday
Reserved Seats, 15c and 20c.
Reserved Seats, 15c and 25a
BUNCH OF KEYS COMPANY.
depend on at
from $2 to Si.
ST. AND 27 FIFTH AVE. I
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