Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 24, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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President Roberts' Car Taken
to Indianapolis
Kow for tlie Fast Run to Washing
ton in a Splendid Coach
A Famous Cook Tells His Experiences With
Other Presidents,
Through the kindness of Adolphus
Drury, the porter in charge, the reporters
last night had the pleasure of inspecting
the interior of the car that will be occupied
by General Harrison and his party in their
trip from Indianapolis to Washington. It
is the private car of President Boberts,
and has been completely refitted on the in
side and painted on the outside at the
Altoona shops. Like all the private cars
of the Pennsylvania officials, its exterior is
plain enough and the interior is not
gorgeous, but comfortable and luxurious.
"This is not a flashy car, you see," said
Porter Drury. "It is intended for President
Boberts, and he uses it constantly. It lacks
nothing, however, to make a man feel
happy and at home."
The car is divided up into four apart
ments in the following order, a kitchen,
dining room, stateroom and library. It is
provided with nine beds, including the one
in the stateroom. It is supplied with easy
chairs, tables, writing desks and the para
phernalia of the kitchen is perfect. The car
is finished in hard wood, and the carvings
are intricate and costly.
is all new and of the finest plush. The
entrains and window blinds are of the same
material finished in old gold. Here and
there scattered through the car are magnifi
cent, silver-mounted gasoline chandeliers.
The wasbstands are covered with mottled'
marble from Georgia, and there is hot and
cold water in abundance. The stateroom is
rather small, but is furnished very nicely.
The short aisles at the ends of the car are
wide and spacious. Even the observation
platform is larger than utual, and the floor
is made cf hard, oiled wood. If there is
anything in fact that this car lacks, it is be
cause money will not buy it. He must be a
fastidious man indeed who could find fault
with the arrangement and the fittings in the
The books in the library, unfortunately,
are not the choicest, but if Mr. Harrison is
anxious to find out the secrets of the Penn
sylvania road he is at liberty to do so. The
collection abounds in reports of the com
pany, and there is a sprinkling ot law vol
umes among the tomes. Just in front of
the writing desk is a large, round mirror so
arranged that Ben can contemplate his vis
age at pleasure.
The car started for Indianapolis at 12
o'clock last night, and will reach the
Hoosier capital about 11 to-day. Porter
Drury said that the train would start for
Washington at 12:30 p. M. on Monday, and,
it would pass through Pittsburg at 3
o'clock Tuesday morning. The train will
consist of the car described, a Pullman
roach and a combination car. President
Huberts" car will be occupied by Mr. Har
rison and family, including Mr. and
Mrs. McKee and the immortal kid.
The Pullman car will be used by the bal
ance of the party, and the porters. Adol
phus Drury, as head porter and cook, will
be assisted bv Fred Bichardson and John
Garnett. Drury has been with President
Roberts for years, and is an adept in the
culinary art.
"I don't know what kind of a man Mr.
Harrison is," he said last night," but I am
prepared to cook him whatever he wants.
The larder is well stocked, but if
we need anything extra, we can get
it in Indianapolis. This is a famous car.
It was built in 1880, and since
then I have carried all the Presidents from
Garfield down. Garfield went to "Washing
ton on this car, and we took his body back
to Cleveland when he died. I have often
made trips with Arthur and Cleveland.
This is the coach Mrs. Cleveland used in
making the tlip lrom New York to "Wash
ington when she got married. I have the
greatest regard for the reporters, but on that
occasion I was instructed to keep mum. I
remember how persistent the boys were to
get the news without avail.
"I think Mrs. Cleveland is the sweetest
lady I ever saw. She always treated me
very nicely, and was easily "pleased. She
6eemed to appreciate everything you could
do for her.
"Of the Presidents I have been with on
trips on this car, I fonnd Mr. Arthur the
most sociable. He liked to talk and joke,
and was every inch a gentleman.. He was
naturally polite and condescending in bis
manners! He nearly always used this car
when he went to New York. Once there
was nobody else io the coach but Mr. Ar
thur and myself. He had a large package
of his own photographs, which he was ex
amining. Putting his autograph on one he
gave it to me. This is the kind of a man
Arthur was.
"Garfield was silenton a train. It seemed
to me he took advantage of such occasion
to do some thinking. Mr. Cleveland is very
good-natured. He is kind in his ways and
never complains. It strikes me he is a man
with a large soul and broad sympathies."
Mr. Drury told his story while in bed,
and the reporters stood over him, listening
and questioning. Another porter with a
lighted candle showed the hustlers the inte
rior of the car. "Verily, they were polished
colored gentlemen, so different from the
average porter. Drury is a handsome fel
low, and in features resembles Phil Sher
The Inspectors Looking for One of the
Flogs From the Boiler.
The local Steamboat Inspectors are still
working on the cause of the boiler explo
sion on the towboat Two Brothers some few
weeks ago. They are searching in the river
for a plug from one of the sheets in the flue
of the boiler. Two cf the plugs have been
recovered but the third may never be found.
The plugs are made ot fusible metal
which will melt under a certain degree of
heat caused by low water in the boiler. The
plugs wnich nave been found are in perfect
condition and were not melted.
The Silver Brick.
silver tbrick which was sent Tirro t
be sorabrthbenefitof the Willey build
ing disaster sufferers will be auctioned off
in the Chamber & Commerce to-morrow af
ternoon at.3:30 o'clock.
A Kkatlnr Excursion.
A skating excursion is the latest. On
Tuesday a large party of young men and
their best girls will leave for Spring Lake,
where they will spend two days enjoying
the winter sport.
"vV ?
Tbe False Prophet Bits it Once, and Be
comes Bold Says It Will be Warmer in
July-Tearful Result in St. Vincent.
Wiggins weather wrestlers grinned with
ghoulish glee yesterday, and for once they
could say, "I told you so," witbont being
convicted of perjury, aiding prisoners to es
cape or wrfting the Parnell letters.
Thev had said it would be cold, and be
hold it was cold.
The confiding man who didn't read the
weather bulletin, and scorned to look at the
storm flag Friday evening, went out to his
East End home wrapped in a spring over
coat and a sense of warmth with a summery
thermometer at 50 above zero.
Yesterday morning he crawled weakly
into a cable car, and tried to look comforta
ble, and as if he weren't cold at all, an.l as
if he were used to wearing a sealskin cap
with a spring overcoat with the thermome
ter hanging around the ragged edge of zero.
He gave the snap dead away, however,
when, in response to a tender inquiry on his
health, he replied with dignity: "Do, I be
dot gold. I dink dis id bleasant warb
A gleam of sunshine is thrown over the
cold weather when it is known that there
are other people even worse off
than Pittstrargers. Though the gauge
went below zero last night,
in this city, at Buffalo it touched some
where about 10 below, while at St. Vincent,
North Pole, America, the population is
fondly thinking of a warmer hereafter, and
trying to get up a pleasant glow with a
thermometer at 50 below zero with the
strongest man in town under it to hold it up.
To give an idea as to how cold 50 below
is, it can be truthfully said that an unwary
young man who put his arms around a
buudle ot furs comprising his best girl, was
obliged to have a bonfire built around him
before they could be unlocked and thawed
out This fact is being suppressed up there
for fear it should become epidemic and the
city run out of fuel.
Wiggins Stewart says it will be warmer
Monday, but thunder, Monday isn't 10-day.
He also says it will be warmer in July.
A Whole Family that 'mis Utterly Obllvous
to the Outer World.
"Do you see that long, lank girl with the
pink calico dress and blue knit jacket,
standing over there?" said a station agent
in a country town not far from Pittsburg,
to a Dispatch reporter the other day.
"Pretty tall? Yes, she's about 33 and this
is the first time she ever saw a train of cars.
Talk about enlightenment, how's that?
"I know the whole family. They live
over here in the country, about sever miles.
I went over there to get some butter the
other day, and I swear I thought I had
been transferred back to colonial times.
Bare floors, rafters all bare, home-made
linen on the table, home-made towels, home
made dresses on the girls, home-made
cheese and ham and eggs for dinner; every
thing home-made; even the old gentleman
wore a vest of home-spun.
"One of the girls, nearly 23, has never
seen the cars nearer than a mile, and never
was in a city. And yet they are intelligent
and contented to live within their gates,
utterly oblivious to the great world outside,
and eat, work and sleep in the same way
that their father and father's father had
before them. Great world, isn't it?"
Mr. Iiorillard Gtrci the State of the Golden
Gace a Blast.
Jacob Lorillard. a brother of Pierre iioril
lard, the tobacconist, passed through the
city lait night bound for New York.
"I am not in the tobacco business," he
said, "but I have just come from California.
I was not at all pleased with the country,
and I think it is a very much overrated
State. I saw men there foolish enough to
buy land miles from water, and the only
way it can be improved and cultivated is
by the most costly irrigation. I traveled
all over the State, and I didn't see a thing
in boasted California that struck my fancy."
He laughed when asked if Kyrle Bellew,
the reformed sea cook and actor, wan still
after the biood of bis big brother, Pierre.
He replied that Pierre never paid any at
tention to him or his threats. Bellew was
not the kind of a man that his brother no
An Allegheny Temperance Meeting That
Was Not Well Attended.
Ii. F. Cole, the lecturer of the Grand
Lodge ot Pennsylvania, of the Independent
Order of Good Templars, was to have deliv
ered a lecture in the North Avenue M. E.
Church, Allegheny, last evening. The meet
ing was held under the auspices of the West
Manchester Lodge. The blizzard prevented
a large attendance, and Mr. Cole only de
livered a short address. The order he repre
sents is the largest temperance organization
in the world.
He said he was not engaged in the work
of organization at present, but was devoting
his time to the Constitutional amendment.
He has been in the State only three weeks
and would not venture an opinion on the
result of the June election, but said the
feeling in favor of the amendment is grow
ing every day.
Mr. Cole will deliver a lecture in Mc
Keesport this afternoon.
The Extrrrao Cold v Weather and Defective
Fines the Cause.
Owing to the extreme cold weather yester
day there weie a number of fires. The first
was in the forenoon, when box 217 was
pulled for a blaze on the roof of William
Young',3 house, No 6021 Penn avenue. The
damage was slight.
About 2 o'clock an alarm was sent in from
box 238 for a slight fire in the roof of the
old American House in the East End. The
roof was badly damaged. The house is an
old landmark, being partly bnilt of logs.
The roof of a frame bouse at 230 Renfrew
street also caught fire from a detective flue.
This caused the alarm from box 252.
i Alarm 113, last night, at 10:30, was caused
by a slight fire from a stove pipe in Philip
Beiman's shoe shop, Wabash avenue,
Thirty-sixth ward.
Roped He Was In tbe Lockup.
Three residents of Washington, Pa.,
called at the Central station yesterday after
noon and inquired about Charles Wolfe,
who had come with thera on Friday to see
the parades, but who had gotten lost from
them. When told that he had not been ar
rested, tbey started to make a tour of the
hospitals, learing he had met with an acci
dent. Parents' Alleged Cruelly.
Agent Dean, of the Anti-Cruelty Society,
has made information against Chris and
Lena Phillips, of Lawrenceville, charging
them with cruelty to their 3-year-old child.
It is alleged that they placed a rope around
the child's neck and tied it to a chair.
They, it is stated, aUo neglected to provide
it with sufficient nourishment.
Forty New Ordinances.
Forty ordinances will be presented to
Councils to-morrow for the improvement of
different streets in the city. The cost of the
work will be about $500,000. This will have
to be paid for by the people living near the
improved streets.
A Crystal Wedding.
Cards are out for the crystal wedding of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ferree, of Arch street,
Allegheny. It will be held on February
26 at their home.
Jacob Reese, the Inventor, Will Ex
periment by a New Process.
Fine Steel to be Poured Around a Rolled
and Hammered Core.
Jacob Beese, the well-known inventor of
this city, is about to make an experiment
with a cast steel gun by an entirely new
process. If the experiment is a success, he
has made an arrangement with one of the
largest steel mills of the country, and they
will go into the gun business on a large
The new gun will be cast around an ingot
24 inches in diameter. The ingot will be 40
inches in diameter first, and will be ham
mered down nearly one-half. The core will
be placed in the center of the gun mold, and
the steel poured in around it. The molten
steel will be welded to the hot core which
is to be encircled by the molten steel.
After cooling the gun will be placed on (a
lathe anda hole bored in the 24-inch-core.
The inventor claims there can be no flaws in
the bore of the gun, and therefore is not lia
ble to burst. He also claims the metal will
not be porous, as it will be the finest steel
Mr. Beese just returned from Washington
yesterday, and in speaking of the matter
"While in Washington I found that army
and navy officers were still discussing what
is the best method of making heavy guns.
The question seems to be settled that we
must have better guns and better armor
plates than we now have. It is feared that
the built-up system now favored by the
Government will prove an expensive fail
ure, because the expansion and contraction
of the separate parts in a built-un gun will
be different, according to the difference in
temperature, and thus the parts placed un
der extra strains will be ruptured. It is
held that it is practically impossible to
make a cast steel gun free from poros
ity, and still have it endure concussion
without fatigue.
"I have made arrangements with the Penn
sylvania Steel Company to manufacture my
compound ordnance, and a gun will be made
for a Government test at an early day.
"The Beese gun is made by a different
process from all others. In the manufacture
of this gnn, having a 20-inch bore, an ingot
40 inches in diameter is cast, and, after be
ing reheated, is rolled and hammered down
to 24 inches in diameter and ot sufficient
length. This 24-inch core is then heated,
the scale suraped off and placed in the center
of tbe gnn mold. Molten cast steel is then
poured into the mold until the latter is
filled. This molten steel is welded to' the
hot, solid core by what is known as the
teeming weld. It is so thoroughly united
that it cannot be separated.
"When the gun so cast is cooled it is
taken to the lathe and a 20-inch hole is
bored in the 24-inch core, thus leaving a
wall of hammered or rolled steel 2 inches
thick all around the bore, which is welded
to the body of the gun by an inseperable
"There can be no flaws in the bore of such
a gun. for the reason that the rolled or ham
mered core walls will be as free from poros
ity and as fine in texture as razor steel. We
hope to produce not only the most service
able, by all odds, but the cheapetgun ever
made. It is very gratifying to me to
.know that a firm having such great facili
ties and unlimited means as the Pennsylva
nia Steel Company have this gun in charge.
I feel assured that important results will oe
attained. If the experiment is a success
the facilities of the company will enable
them to make 100 tons in guns per day."
A Couple of New Dwellings on Nntancrr
' Bill Damaged by Fire.
Two Allegheny families were rendered
homeless yesterdayand but for the energetic J
work of the fire department, many others
would have been tnrned out in the cold.
Two new frame houses, at the foot of War
ner street, on Nunnery Hill, were badly
damaged by fire about 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. Edward Boyd, the owner and
occupant of one, built a fire in his cellar to
tbw the water in the pipes.
The fire burned higher than he expected
and ran up the partition dividing his house
from the one adjoining, occupied by Kobert
Hill. Before the fire was discovered both
buildings were filled with smoke and the
flames had reached the roof.
An alarm was turned in from box 214, but
it was impossible to draw the engines up
the steep icy road, and two hose carriages
were taken up. The fire was a hard
one to reach, as there was a
blaze on every floor. One house is
three stories high in front and four stories
in the rear. The other is two stories in
front and three glories in the rear. Most oi
the furniture was taken from the burning
buildings, and after three hours' work the
fire was extinguished.
1 A number of small frame houses in the
neighborhood wonld have been swept away
but for the prompt action of the firemen.
Mr. Bovd's loss will amount to $500, and
Mr. Hill estimates his loss at $800.
Mr. Westinafaonsc Has Organized the Ore
Redaction Company.
In addition to the many corporations of
which Mr. George Westinghouse, Jr., is the
President and the leading spirit, another
company has been started by him, to be
known as the Ore Beduction Company, of
Mr. Lemuel T. Bannister, of the Fuel Gas
and Electric Engineering Company, and
Mr. Samuel T. Willman are the officers of
the concern. The capital stock Nof the com
pany amounts to 30,000, divided into 600
shares at $50 per share.
The silent Partner.
A dramatic and social reception will be
given by the Pattern Makers' Protective
and Beneficial Association at Turner Hall,
Forbes street, on Tuesday evening. The
"Argonauts of '49" and the "Silent Part
ner" dramas will be given during the even
ing by a carefully selected company. The
Stelzner orchestra will furnish the music
for dancing.
Delayed Trains.
The Panhandle express and the limited
were late last evening. The high winds and
cold weather delayed the train from the
West,and a freight wreck at Johnstown held
the limited. About five cars were smashed
at that place, but no one was injured.
Out in the Cold.
Michael Echison, a boy 13 years old,
came to the Fourteenth ward station last
evening, and wanted to be locked up, say
ing that his mother, who lived at the Four
Mile Bun, would not let him stay at home,
and abused him. He was accommodated.
It Was n Case of Heart Disease.
The body of a man at the morgue, found
near Elrod station, on the B,. & O. B. B.
last Friday, was identified last night as that
of Timothy Feehan, better known as Teddy
Finn, the cause of death being heart disease.
The. Third Annual Meeting; of the Assoela
tion Held Yesterday Now Officers and
Delegates Elected.
The third annual meeting of the Pennsyl
vania Division of the Bailway Agents' As
sociation was held yesterday afternoon and
last night in the parlors of the Hotel Ander
son. Vice President Campbell presided.
The meeting was opened with prayer by W.
K. Brown, of the Y. M. C. A.
At the afternoon session the reports of the
different officers were read, and showed the
organization to be in a healthy condition,
both financially and numerically. The re
ports of the standing committees were also
read. C. W. Bassett, J. L. Kerr and J. B.
McKenna were elected honorary members.
The evening session was called to order at
7:30 o'clock by Vice President Campbell, of
Kane, Pa. On motion, it was agreed that
Pittsburg, Butler, Foxburg, Kane, New
Castle, Erie and Oil City be designated as
headquarters for the different subordinate
divisions of Pennsylvania. The following
named officers were then elected:
President, T. J.' Campbell. Kane, Pa.; First
Vice President, A. M. North. Sharpsvllle, Pa.,
Second Vice President, P. Colligan, New Cas
tle, Pa.: Third Vice President, W. Cowood,
Pittsburg, Pa.; Fourth Vice President, W. 8.
McGearv, Foxburg, Pa.; Secretary. James
Aiken, Allegheny, Pa.; Treasurer, A. H. Bailey,
Sheffield, Pa.
The following named gentlemen were
chosen delegates to the grand -convention, to
be held in Kansas City ou the second Tues
day in June, 1889: J. T. Campbell, James
Aiken, A. Cline, A. M. North, P. Colligan,
C. V. Wood, W. S. McGeary, W. C. Had
ley, H. J. Creighton and A. B. Crouch.
A resolution of thanks to the proprietor
of the Hotel Anderson and the different pas
senger agents for courtesies extended was
adopted, and the meeting adjourned to as
semble again in February, 1890, at the same
place. The meeting was very largely at
tended by railroad agents from all over the
Twenty Cable Cars Stuck at tho Loop, Foot
of Fifth Avenue A Mad Crowd An
Italian merchant's Boom.
As car No. 13 of the Fifth Avenue Trac
tion Company's line was whirring around
the loop at the foot of Fifth avenue last
night, and was just making the last degree
in the circle, the grip broke and the car
stopped short. Soon a crowd gathered, and
the peanut man on the corner smiled, thawed
out his left lung and prepared for business.
Just as the crowd began to grow, car No,
14 came down the hill and tried the loop,
with the same hard luck. And then, as the
minutes wore away, the cars and people
rolled into the point of delay until 20 cars
and over 200 people had gathered around
the gripmen, blowing their thumbs, advis
ing the gripmen how to fix things to run,
and "praying backwards,' as a "newsy"
termed it, lor the good of the traction com
pany. One belated merchant was heard to mut
ter: "Do you know, this confounded thing
is getting to be a regular cabal line. They're
always breaking the grips on the cars; hut
the conductor's grip on the nickels that roll
into the coffers of the company never ceases
to be the same."
After a half hour's wait, and a raid by
the big crowd on the nearest heaters, the
head conductor called, '.'All aboard." and
the 20 cars started, one after another, up
the hill, and the crowd departed, leaving
the peanut man with his tongue loose and
his pores sweating from exertion of the
Two Lnwrencevillo Stores Entered by
Thieves Early in the Evening.
William Connor's tobacco store and Lew.
Fuchs' meat shop, opposite one another on
Forty-seventh near Plumer street, were en
tered by thieves on Friday '"rening and a
quantity of tobacco and cigars taken, in the
former store and some meat and money in
the latter. The doors were onened with
keys. There are no clues to the robbers,
which occurred before 11 o'clbck in the
evening. The officer on the beat requested
a reporter to ask in the paper: "Where
were the police when the robberies oc
curred?" He alone can answer the ques
tion. There have been several robberies in this
nart of the city' lately and there is, in all
probability, an organized band of robbers in
To be Given In Public by Students of the
Catholic College.
The students of the Holy Ghost College
are going to give a matinee performance and
dramatic entertainment at the Grand Opera
House on Tuesday afternoqp. The pro
gramme. wiU include "William Tell." by
Sheridan Knowles, and a farce, "D'ye
Know Me Now?" It is expected that a
large nnmber of friends will attend the per
formance. The performance is to be under the man
agement of Bev. Father Fitzgibbon, of the
Instead of Using Them for Fertilizing Pur
poses, Sales Are" Alleged.
Before Alderman Porter yesterday Mrs.
John Hoppe charged John Fredericks with
selling decayed vegetables. She said the
defendant carried on a lucrative business
by buying bad vegetables, etc., from gro
cers upon the pretense oi using such for
fertilizing purposes. Instead of doing this,
she claims, he sells them.
Destroyed tbe House.
Frederick W. Bhom entered a charge of
malicious mischief yesterday against Henry
Hammerly, Jr., William Swearer, James
Ashton, William Schmidt and Michael
Nolan before Alderman Doughty. It is
alleged the boys visited Bobm's house, on
Thirty-eighth street, broke down .the door
and defaced the walls and ceilings of the
rooms in his absence.
-Caps and Pokers for Two.
John Hardy, living on Cabot way, was
arrested by Officer Guenther, last night,
while engaged in a family row. It was
claimed that Hardy struck his mother on
the head -with a cup, while Hardy asserted
that he bad been struck with a poker by
one of his brothers. He was lodged in the
Twenty-eighth ward station.
Their Mnrrlnge a Failure.
Thomas Green and his wife drew up sep
aration papers in Alderman Porter's office
last evening, Mrs. Green had sued her
husband on the charge of assault and bat
tery. She could not substantiate the
charge, and the case was dismissed. The
alderman then advised them to separate.
The Old Man May Live Through It.
Mr. James De Beck, tbe old man injured
in the collision on the Citizens' Traction
line on Friday afternoon, is now resting
easier, and, it is said, may ultimately re
cover. Dr. B. M. Hah ha. Eye, ear, nose "and
throat diseases exclusively. Office. 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
Men's Suits, Not Law Suits.
This week we start our trade with. a $10
suit sale. On Monday and Tuesday about
500 men's fine tailor-made suits in cheviots,
cassimeres, whipcords and diagonals go for
$10. A ?10-bill takes choice of these suits
(nicely assorted as to patterns) on Monday
and Tuesday only, and you'll find it's the
best investment in a suit of clothes you ever
made. Some ot them sold as high as $30,
none lower than $22. It's to your own in
terest to see these goods-whether you buy or
not, and we'll be glad to show them to you.
P. O. C. C, corner Grant and Diamond
streets, opposite new Court House.
A Splendid Audience Goes to 'Wei
Come the Musical Company of
Mrs. Shaw Delights Everybody, Including'
Her Former Hubby.
There was a large and evidently clever
audience in Lafayette Hall last night to
greet the famous whistling prima donna,
Mrs. Alice Shaw, with her concert company.
She was brought here by the Press Clnb,
and as all of their attractions have been of
a uniform high order, so' the audience has
always presented the uniform appearance of
well-dressed, interested and bright people.
Of those who were there, however, prob
ably not half a dozen knew there was a little
drama being enacted not down on the bills,
a little side show that was not advertised.
The large gentleman in the front row of
the balcony; the large gentleman with white
side whiskers and florid face, in fact, the
large gentleman who looked the perfect
type oi a hale and hearty English landlord
was the divorced husband of Mrs. Shaw,
and he had eome to see her for the first time
since the sad event. He was as nervous as
a girl.
He laughed and joked with a companion,
though now and then, in spite of his as
sumed carelessness, a hand would occasion
ally wander up to primp his white hair, or
more neatly to adjust his side-whiskers. He
held an opera-glass in his hand, and how he
did polish that glass up, and adjust the fo
cus, the more perfectly to see the handsome
Mrs. Shaw, that used to have been.
After Mr. F. V. Downey pleased the
audience with a tarantelle, Miss Ollie Tor
bett, ajieautiful blonde vision in white,
with the base of a sweet violin comfortably
tucked under her.chin, delighted all by her
clever melodious playing, and especially by
the unlooked for vim with which she
handled the bow; then, too. she had a master
accompanist. The young lady also had such
pleased welcoming smile every time she was
called be i ore the curtain that canght her
hearers at once, and assured them the
pleasure was certainly mutual.
Gustave Thalberg, in a most beautiful
tenor, sang "Les Bomaux," and in response
to a hearty encore, gave "Forever Thine."
Z Now this was eitherlthe purestflirony of
fate or circumstance, or it was premeditated,
Wrt martaF TvrTiitlt 4lin afTant- rem a tTia coma
and Mr. Shaw's face turned from a florid to
a crimson, for the wife, who was not forever
his, was to appear next.
Mrs. Alice Shaw, tall, stately, magnifi
cent, une ot tnose large, and probably
English women, who look their best dressed
as she was. A very low necked dress,
sleeveless waist and a handsome black silk
beaded dress with train. Everybody but
one man applauded the splendid, famous
creature, and all listened carefully for the
first notes oi the unique concert, and had
tshe dared to essay the tune of "Oh whistle
and I'll come to you my love," every man
in the audience would have crawled up over
the footlights.
There was a momentary, hesitating puck
ering of the red lips, just as if she were
going to kiss some lucky other fellow, and
then, in place of the usual soul-searching
smack, there pealed forth a thrill of most
delightful melody. She glanced but once
at the man from whom she had procured a
divorce, and then it was a glance suggestive
of flatirons and broken dishes, while he, on
.the contrary, held the glasses so long to his
eyes it must have made his arm, if not his
heart, ache, and when she struck the
andante piano regret plainly struggled.
witn aumiration in nis tace. .However, ne
evidently solaced himself with the adage,
"A whistling woman and a crowing hen,"
etc., and really sat the evening out like a
As to Mrs. Shaw's,whistling, well, it was
guggestiveof everything airy aud fairy.
There was the trilling of the canary, the
golden tones of the blackbird' and robin,
and the shivering, silvery splendid melody
of the English lark, though it might seem
funny to associate all this with a very
womanly woman who weighs 200 if she
weighs a ponnd.
Another unique point in the programme
was Miss Edith Pond's musical reading.
She was a superbly costumed woman in yel
low jlowered silk and purple train. Her
readings were rather an innovation, and if
she had known her audience, and how shy
they are of innovations, she would not have
attempted what she did. However she did
attempt it, and won.
Her readings were accompanied on the
piano,and the sympathy, between her tones
and the instrument was at times so perfect
that even a cold Pittsburg audience warmed
up, and the brave girl was rewarded by ap
plause and hearty recalls that were both
flattering and sincere.
Ills Collar Bone Broken.
Jacob Geese, an old man who resnes in
the Fifteenth ward, had bis collar one
broken by falling downstairs yesterday
afternoon. Dr. Clark attended him.
Incidents of a Day in Two Cities Condensed
far Ready Reading.
The regul.r meetings of both branches of
City Council will be held to-morrow.
Mb. K. Solomon leaves this evening for the
East on a business trip of several weeks' dura
tion. Wnt-BED a Bailey, of Connecticut, will
Sve one of his lectures in the Buena Vista
ethodist Church Tuesday evening.
Rev. A. W. Mann, general missionary, will
hold services for deaf-mutes in the chapel of
Trinity Church to-day, at 11 A. M. and 3 r. St.
Thomas McCail, a laborer at "the Pitts
burg Tube Works, had two of his fingers taken
off while loading a car of pipe yesterday morn
ing. United States Commissioner McCand
less yesterday held Martin Begley, another
Butler county counterfeiter, in the sum of
$1,000 for a hearing.
At a recent meeting of the New York Medi
cal Association, in that city, Dr C.C. Wiler,
tne well-known PittsDurg specialist, was elected
an active member.
Since the water has subsided the sunken
boats and barges of Horner & Boberts and
Lysle & Co. can be plainly seen near Lock No.
L An effort"will be made to save tho coal.
Jacqb Wolff, an alleged insane man. was
found wandering along the New Brighion road
in his bare feet yesterday morning and was
taken to the lockup. The man resides in
A 6-yeah-oi.d son of Jacob Geyer.of tho Elev
enth ward, Allegheny, wandered away from
home on Saturday morning and was found in
Lawrenceville late In the evening and returned
to bis "parents.
Bessie McGbaw, a former resident of
Lawrenceville, was sent to jail yesterday for
stealing articles of clothing at balls. She was
arrested at Brady's Bend after a hurried flight
from Saltsburg.
City Assessoe Hetzel, of Allegheny, says
there are 5,018 taxables in tbe Second ward, Al
legheny, which entitles that ward to nine
Common Councilmen, statements to the con
trary notwithstanding.
Most of the right of way through the
Southside has been secured by the P., V. & C
road. An extra track will be built in the
spring to take the freight from tbe Ft. Wayne
and Panhandle around the city.
A handsome young lady was arreSted early
yesterday morning on Beaver avenue, Alle
gheny, for drunkenness. At the hearing she
claimed she bad been drugged by a companion
at a ball and was allowed to go home.
Gospel Temperance Union No. 1 will hold
its regular meeting in University Hall. Sixth
street, this evening, commencing at 7:30 o'clock.
Captain Barbour will conduct the meeting. Ad
dresses will be delivered by prominent workers.
An Old Soldier Who Fought the War Over
Again In the Lockup Shackled, Hand
and Foot, Vet Violent.
An old soldier, crazed with drink, kept a
dozen Allegheny policemen busy last even
ing. He had boarded a Manchester street
car, and insisted on eating all the passengers
aboard. The conductor put him off the car,
when he fell and cnt a gash on the back of
bis head. He was in a dazed condition for
several minutes, dnring which time Kounds
men Johnston and Wilson took him to the
lockup. Here he recovered sufficiently to
upset several policemen and endeavored to
bite every hand or foot that came near hts
He was shackled hand and foot, and even
then it required the combined strength of.
three policemen to prevent him from dash
ing his brains out on the stone floor.
The prisoner then began to bite his own
hands, and inflicted several ugly wounds be
fore he could again be placed under control.
He imagined he was in the army, and called
to invisible companions to follow him and
save the country. Then he cursed and
swore at the rebels, and the oaths used
would have made a pirate on the high seas
wild with envy.
There was nothing on his person that
would lead to his identity. He carried a
photograph evidently talfen about 2? years
ago in Indiana, Pa., that resembled htm
somewhat. He was attired in the uniform
of an orderly sergeant.
The patrol wagon was called and the man
was taken to the Allegheny General Hos
pital. During his rambling remarks he
repeatedly mentioned Latrobe, and it is be
lieved he is a resident of that town.
A Committee Reports In Favor of High
License, Against Prohibition.
The Trades Council met last night.
Thomas Nevin, of Bricklayers Union No. 2
presented his credentials and was admitted.
John Flannery presented his resignation as
a member of the Executive Board and ot
the Legislative Committee. They were ac
cepted. O.-T. Carlin was elected to the
Executive Board and J. M. Kelly to the
Legislative Committee.
The Executive Board reported in favor of
a high license law, but against prohibition.
The following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That we believe prohibition would
be very injurious to the industrial interests of
A circular was read and copies of it sent
to all labor organizations. It is to the effect
that all organizations are invited to co-operate
with the Conncil by sending delegates to
the meetings. All political discussions will
be tabooed and the new Council will profit
by the experience of the old Trades As
sembly. '
Letters were read from "United States Sen
ator Quay and Congressman Bayne to the
effect that they would urge the appointment
of a man in sympathy with the Typograph
ical Union, to the office of Public Printer.
The Furniture Workers' Union made a
further subscription ot $4 25 for the Wood
street accident sufferers.
The Connellsville Cokers to Quit Work Sud
denly In the Near Future.
The Knights of Labor held their conven
tion at Scottdale yesterday, and the region
was well represented. J. M. Dayton, of
Ton's station, was elected Chairman and
Kjloyd M: Parker Secretary. The conven
ion and its actions are a mystery, and noth
ing could De obtained tor publication.
The delegates were reticent and would not
talk on the plans laid out, but from the ap
pearances, however, no strike will be an
n unced at present, although there is no
doubt one is contemplated. When it takes
Elace it will be general, and no notice will
e given. If the operators find their works
idle some morning in the near futnre they
will then know that the trap has been
sprung and something has dropped.
Competing With Railroad Coal Men.
Some of the river coal operators are com
peting with the railroad operators, notwith
standing statements made by the latter that
they could not do so. The railroad coal men
had $3 80 per ton for furnishing coal to the
Vincennes (Ind.) Gas Company, but Ad
dison Lysle gobbled up the contract at
$3 38 per ton. He will ship by water to
Cincinnati and by rail from that point to
That New Coal Syndicate.
The plans for the proposed coal combina
tion have not yet been formulated, but will
likely be operated on tbe same principle as
the defunct coke syndicate. Each-member
will sell their product to the syndicate.
The prices proposed for coal above the min
ing rate per 100 bushels are as follows:
First pool, 51 70; second pool, $1 50; third
pool, 51; fourth pool, 80 cents.
Labor Notes.
The Hampton miners have joined the Mi
ners' National Progressive Union.
The friends of James Campbell, of the Win
dow Glass Workers' Association, want him to
be a candidate for the position of Commis
sioner of Labor.
The Examining Board of the Seventh bitu
minous district have announced the following
numbers of successful candidates for mining
bosses: Nos. 3, 23, 33, 37, 40, 49, 68.
An Allegheny Carpenter Shop Badly Gutted
by Thieves.
Detective John Glenn, of Allegheny, yes
terday arrested six men and boyswho are
charged by Contractor Hemphill with
larceny. Mr. Hemphill's carpenter shop,
on Spring Garden avenue, was damaged by
fire several weeks ago, and since that time
some persons have been carrying off window
sash, shutters, flooring, etc.
An information was made against six per
sons, who are charged with the theft. They
are Phillip and Henry Gristner, Michael
Kaiser, John Maul, Sr., John Maul, Jr.
and Wm. Maul. The prisoners gave bail
for their appearance at a hearing before
Mayor Pearson next Wednesday. .
A Dead Fnmily.
Five dead bodies, consisting of fatherjt
mother and three children, passed through
the city last night en route from Tennessee
to Tarrytown. They were the remains of
the Sarver lamily, and the first one died in
1849. The deaths of the others occurred at
different times since then.
Cat the End of Bis Nose OfT.
A man named Owen Mullen slipped on
the pavement last night and fell against
the glass front door of Bnhe's saloon, Car
son and South Sixth streets, Southside, a
piece of the glass cutting the end ot his
nose off.
Both Legs Crashed.
Nick Wensick had his legs crushed by a
steel rail (ailing on them while he was load
ing a wagon, at the Black Diamond Steel
Works yesterday. He was taken to the
West Penn Hospital. His injuries are not
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A Wrong Sort Of Pointer.
Jacob Michaels was arrested in Mel
horn's plumbing shop, on Mt. Oliver, yes
terday, where he had terrorized a nnmber
of boys by pointing a revolver at them.
Tlie New China Store.
Hitherto we have only been able to tell
you what we were intending to do. We are
now ready to peribrm all we have promised.
Come in and see us when we open on Mon
day, or any other day, and we will give you
a cordial welcome.
Fbenoh Kendbick & Co.,
The China Store, opposite City Hall.
A Man With a Shiny Pate Need Never
Expect a New Growth of Hair,
The Care of the Hair and Nails the Subject
of a Lecture.
The attendance at the school of anatomy
was quite large yesterday. The lectures
were interesting, particularly that of Dr.
Dunn on the hair, which is often the pride
of man and the lack of it the cause of an
abundance of bad jokes and patent medi
cines. Dr. J. C. Dunn spoke, about as follows;
on the subject of the"Hair and Nails."
Hairs are long, cylindrical bodies situated in
depressions on the body. There are three
kinds of hair on the body: That which is situ
ated on the bead,whlcb is long, tbe short thick
hair which form the eyebrows, and the fine
hair found on other parts of the body.
A hair is formed of the root and
shaft, which tapers to a point.
The hair is formed over-lapping scales which
can only be disintegrated bv stroner alkalies.
The color of the hair is due to pigment cells
found in these scales. The hair grows faster
in summer in than winter,and in youth than old
age. There are about 10,000 to the square Inch
on our heads, or about 120,000 In all. The
hair is elastic and can bear a great weight
without breaking. Very few of the hairs on
our bodies come out straight, but at an angle.
When the hair foliclo is in a healthy condi
tion the skin Is slightly roughened, but when
tbe foliclo is injured no power on earth can
make hair grow again: so when you see men
with smooth, shining bald heads, there is "ho
hope of hair ever again growing on that head.
The hair is liable to disease like any other part
of the body. The most common is the over
growth of hair. This is very annoying to
women. The disease Is often due to great
mental troubles. Among insane women the
growth of the hair on the face is very marked.
Many methods are taken to relieve the vic
tims. If the hair is cut, it will only grow in
again; if pulled out by forceps, it will again
return, as the root of the hair is not destroyed,
and caustics cannot be used without disfiguring
the skin. The latest and most successful
method is by electricity. The hair is diseased
in an opposite manner, that is, by falling out,
This is prevalent in old age. When the scalp
becomes bald from advancing age it is ntterly
useless to make any application with a hope of
tbe hair being renewed. When it occurs in
early life and is due to illness or a nervous
shock, it is very possible to have the hair re
newed. Another manner in which the hair falls out
is over a limited area or spot, perhaps only tbe
size of a half dollar. This may increase in size
or others may appear. This U due to a nervous
shock. In these cases the hair generally re
appears after a time. As we now know some
oi tne causes ot tne overgrowth or hair, ad
vantage is taken of this fact; and the hair is
treated to some irritating stimulant.
Another change in tbe hair is tbe loss of
color. This is due to air bubbles getting be
neath the cuticle of the hair, a disease, or to a
tendency of the family to grow gray while
young. It is often the case where the hair does
not fall out after an attack of typhoid fever it
grows gray.
The scalp is liable to several diseases.wbich
interfere with the growth and luster of
the hair. The hair is naturally oily. Another
disease of the scalp in mild form is eczema.
This causes an itching of the bead and dander.
Another disease which interferes materially
with tbe hair is ringworm. It may be cured
rapidly, but if it remains for any length of time
it becomes a serious matter, and requires long
continued and careful treatment to destroy tbe
parasite. One word to tbe ladies. There is no
disease of the scalp where the hair need be
cnt off.
As to the care of hair and of washing, dress
ing, combing and the use of hair washes, I
wish to make a few remarks. It is not in
jurious to wash the hair with warm water and
soap, as some say. The hair will be dry, but if
bay rum be applied after the washing, the skin
will contract and the hair will soon become
oily. The white of one or two. eggs, thoroughly
rubbed into the scalp, will cleanse the hair as
thoroughly as soap and water.
As to combing, some advise us not to use a
fine comb. If you press the comb down firmly
on the scalp, you will scratch the scalp ana
produce irritation and finally disease. I prefer
tbe wire brush to a tine comb, but ) ou must use
the same precautions here as you do witha fine
tooth comb, and not pre-s too firmly.
There is not enough time snent upon tbe
hair. If you want to have a fine bead ot hair
you must spend time upon it. In regard to use
of apolications to the scalp, only tbe simplest
should be used. A favorite application to the
balrand face Is glycerine in some form or
other. The tendency qf this drug is to harden
the face and hair, and is in no way useful.
In regard to the nails. I will say tbey come
under the same applications as tbe hair. You
mar grind the end of your nails as much as
Jrou want, but if you wish to have smooth, pol
shed nails do not scrape them with the knives
found in a manicure set. Polish them with
some soft material as chamois skin.
Dr. English spoke upon the circulation
of the blood. In his address he first de
scribed the system of tubes, called arteries
and veins, by which the blood is carried
from the heart to the various parts of the
body. He said there were three principal
divisions of the circulating apparatus,
namely the arteries, veins and capillaries.
The heart is divided into four parts, and by
its actions regulates tbe supply of blood.
The most important rule to be noticed in
the circulation is that the arteries carry the
blood from the heart and the veins to the
heart. Continuing, the speaker described
the material composition of the tubes.
When an artery is torn, as by crushing, the
internal coats will roll up as the end of a quill
will sometimes roll when torn. Thus a hemor
rhage caused by crushing is never. very serious.
Physicians take advantage of this fact, and
wnen an artery is cut by some rbarp instrument
they twist the end with a pair of forceps and
by this method they check the loss of blood.
The various functions of tbe blood were de
scribed. The circulation is interfered with in
various ways,and by our clothing in particular.
Very often motherwiil not have the child
ren's stockings of a sufficient length,
and a part of their bodv will he
exposed, and tbe blood will be chilled. Ladies
allow their arms and neck to be exposed.
Tifrht lacins is anutner fault. .Not only are
ladies the victims of their habit, but
also men. Ihe binding of tbe body where
there is the least resistance, just below
the rib?, cannot but diminish the supply of
blood in tbe extremities. French tailors are
adopting the style of loose clothing for gentle
men, but at present tight 'clothing Is much
used. Tlii3 is common with a class of men
who above all others sbonld wear loose cloth
ins: tbat is, the military. I do not think I
ever tried on a more uncomfortable uniform.
The tailors try to bring out the lines of the
body, and in doing so sacrifice the wearer's com
fort. The lecture was a very exhaustive one on
this interesting subject; but it was so tech
nical it is impossible to accord the space
necessary to give more than a general idea
of its trendy
At tbe Homeopathic.
Dr. Maxwell, of Trinity Church, will
conduct the services at the Homeopathic
Hospital this afternoon. The surpliced
choir boys will be in attendance.
The Chicago and Denver Express
Is a new train that is now running daily
between Chicago and Denver via tbe Chica
go and Northwestern and Union Pacific
Hallways. It leaves Chicago daily al 530
P. M., and coaches, free reclining chair cars
and Palace Sleepers run through, arriving
at Council Bluffs and Omaha at convenient
hours the next morning, and at Denver
early the second morning. Meals en route
over the Northwestern are served in dining
cars. California passengers leaving Chica
go by this train Tuesday evenings connect
at Conncil Bluffs with the famous "Golden
Gate Special," which reaches San Francisco
Friday at 7:45 P. ar... making the time be
tween Chicago and San Francisco only three
days, the quickest time ever made between
Chicago and California by trains run on
regular schedule. Tickets, time tables and
full information can be obtained at auy
coupon ticket office, or by addressing E. P.
Wilson, General Passenger Agent, Chicago,
New upright pianos for rent.
E. G. Hats & Co., 75 Fifth aye.
. Will Save, Yon Money.
How is your appetite? Is it a little large
thaayourpocketbook? It is not pleasant
to make your appetite smaller. I will make
your pocketbook larger I will save you 20
per cent on your grocery bill. I have some
of the greatest bargains you ever heard of.
Dried peaches, 6 lbs 25c; California
evaporated peaches, 3 lbs 23c; California
egg plums, 3 lbs 25c; California prunes, 3
lbs 25c. Everyone knows what California
peaches are. The California prunes are
raisen-cured, sweet and finer than any
French prunes ever grown. The egg plums
are well named. They are monsters," and
when cooked have a delicious syrup. The
goods are all first-class.
The lowest prices ever heard of in can
goods. Can corn, 60 cents per dozen: can
tomatoes, 85 cents per dozen; can black
berries, 65 cents per dozen.
I can give you bargains in everything.
Bargains in tea, flour and the whole line of
groceries. Send for weekly price list and
order by mail. Orders amounting to 510,
without counting sugar, packed and shipped
free of charge to any point within 200 miles.
79 and 81 Ohio st.,cor.Saadusky,Allegheny.
Special Offer For Ten Days On Pianos audi
As we are going to put down a sew floor,
and make other improvements in our ware
rooms, we must sell some of our stock to'
clear the floors, and will make the following
unusual offer:
One Hardmann upright'piano, 1i octaves,
full size, slightly used, $150.
One Decker Bros, upright, 1 octaves,
One Bans upright, nearly new, $175.
One Decker & Barnes square, lull size,
One Hintz & Schmidt square, full size,
top molding, four round corners, $85.
One Burdett organ (piano case), three lull
setseeds, $65.
One Wilcox & Whifjf organ, $65.
Six organs, different makes, $25 each.
Six square pianos, old style, $25 each.
Also we offer a large discount on new
pianos and organs of following makes:
Mathushek, Hazelton, Lindeman, Lester
and New England pianos; Wilcox & White
organs. We ask visitors to look at our new
uprights, 7 octaves, of Boston make, for
$175, including stool and cover.
E. G. Hats & Co., 75 Fifth aye.
Positive Fact.
The people of to-day are seldom canght by
chaff. Good honest values for their money
is what is wanted, and where can you find
this but at the reliable. Busy Bee Hive,
where the aim of the firm is to give their
patrons the best for the least money? You
can now buy homemade comforts from 39c
up; blankets, 50c up; white spreads, 39o up;
scarlet wool underwear for men, 35c to $1;
la'dies', 69c; child's 12Jc up. Ladies' new
markets, $2 50, were $7; jackets, $1 up;
bucle jerseys, 50c; calico wrapDere,50c to $1;
cashmere wrappers, $2 50 up; our $1 kid
gloves, 50c: girls' winter dresses, Gretchen
coats, plush bonnets, infants' cloaks, slips,
etc., at astonishing low prices fine corsets
at reduced prices tim week, tnclnding P.
D., L. C, C. B., Dr. Warner's, Ball's,
Madame Warren's and Foy's. Louis
Bogaliner's Busy -Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and
Liberty. Sovereigns of Industry cards reo
Men's Suits, Not Law Suits.
This week we start our trade with & $10
suit sale. On Monday and Tuesday about
500 men's fine tailor-made suits in cheviots,
cassimeres, whipcords and diagon lis go for
$10. A $10 bill takes choice of tuese suits
(nicely assorted as to patterns) on Monday
and Tuesday only, and you'll find it's tbe
best investment in a suit of clothes you ever
fou ever
as $30,
own in-
l buy or i
i to you. in
ind sts.,
made, some ot them sold as mgii as $30,
none lower than $s;. it s to vour own ;
terest to see these goods whether you I
not, and we'll be glad to show them t
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond ;
opp. new Court House.
Our Kerr Stock Carpets and Curtains Ars
All Here and Open.
We have now the largest and finest stock
of carpets and curtains of every grade ever
imported by any house west of New York.
wholesale and retail.
Edward Groetzhtgeb,
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Silk Department.
Bich novelties in Armureand surah silks.
Plaids and stripes plain to match at $1 and
$1 25 a yard. flUOUS as UJlCKB. -1
Eewt upright pianos for rent.
E. G. Hats & Co., 75 Fifth ave. ?
The PInee to Boy Carpets and Curtains "
Is at tbe leading house in the West.
Edward Geoetzijtgee's, i:
627 and 629. Penn avenue.
Invalids call at 1102 Carson st. and ba c
cured free of charge.
E. G. Hats & Co. rent new upright,
pianos at reasonable prices.
Dress Goods Department.
Plain, plaid and striped novelties at 50o
per yard. Entirely new effects.
anvTsn Hugus & Hacke.
E. G. Hats & Co. rent new upright
pianos at reasonable prices. -
Add 20 drops of Angostura Bitters to
every glass of impure water you drink.
French and Scotch Ginghams, Ander- :
son's Plaids, advanced styles in French. ,
Satines, advanced designs in India 't
Silks,compIete Hues of Foreign and Do- i
mesticWash Fabrics ready for spring
sewing. '
Shipments on sale at low prices for
first-class goods. Special prices on 27-
and 45-inch Flouncings.
Spring Invoices of
mat neeas no commenaauoa io any jm
buyer who has used it, coming fronVa
makers who aim at perfection, yet meet Jgf
the market in price. $$&
The following departments tn cUri
receipt of new and desirable effects:'!
TT J?i
Second floor for Cloaks, Suits audi
Shawls, Children and Misses' Bai&3