Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 26, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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Central Turner Hall to Un
dergo a Transformation
An Adjoining Lot Bought to Extend
the Crowded Quarters.
Presenting a Grotesque Array of Odd and
Charming Costumes.
At the grand masque ball of the Cenlral
Turnverein in their hall on Forbes street
'last night a Dispatch reporter's inquiries
elicited the information that the present
commodious quarters ot the most prominent
Bociety of gymnasts in "Western Pennsyl
vania are soon to undergo an entire trans
formation, which promies to make the hall
of the Pittsburg Central Turnverein one of
the largest and finest in the State, if not in
the country.
The number of members has of late in
creased at an enormous rate, and, thanks to
the cfiorts of Professor Oscar Scheer, the
children's class of gymnasts has grown to
such proportions that the athletic hall has
proved to bo entirely too small for the ac
commodation ot all the .pupils. But this
trill all be changed soon.
A few days ago the lot adjoining the
property of the society on Forbes street,
measuring 20xl32ect, was bought, and this
addition to the present hall will, it is hoped,
make the place large enough for years to
The entire lot will then be 80x132 feet.
Architect Josef Stillbury has been intrusted
with the task of
for the improvements, and it is generally
anticipated that the result will be a great
.The opinions among the members are -as
yet divided as to what should be done. Some
think that it would be as well to save the
money and simply build an annex to the
present hall; bnt a very Urge number of
members of the society, who take great
pride in itsprosperiy, are anxious to see an
entirely new building go up, with modern
improvements and such arrangements as
are not equaled by any other Turner Hall
in the State. A meeting will be held in a
few days to consider what is best to be done.
There was probably never a more jolly
and pleasant company assembled' in the
Central Turner Hall than last night. Ever
since the announcement of the masque ball
.had been made to the members, fertile
brains aud nimble fingers had been at work
to conceive and create, costumes that might
carry off the prize at last night's ball. That
the result of these efforts was, therefore, a
perfect revelation to all the visitors, is quite
There were about 200 couples in the col
umns of the grand march, and such a vari
ety of odd costumes was scarcely ever wit
nessed here before.
Among those who received the most gen
eralltdmiration were: A young lady ar
rayed in the carb of a nymph, with a beau
tiful dress of sea-green tulle; two flower
girls in white muslin, festooned with gar
lands of natural flowers; two Pennsylvania
Dutchmen from Greene county, who styled
themselves Prohibitionists; two fellows in
the regular Chinaman's garb; an imitation of
John Bull, and another of a gentleman from
the West of Ireland.
The Toerge Bros.' orchestra, represented
by 30 musicians, furnished the music for the
entertainment, which lasted until early this
morning. e
At 12 o'clock an adjournment for supper
was called. Covers were laid for about 300
The ball was a decidedly select affair; in
fact, one of the committeemen at the door
said: "Anyone who wants to get in here
must show his naturalization papers and
also his tax receipts."
The Aspen District Id Colorado Producing
3,000 Tons Per Week.
Prof. Carl Wulstein, of Colorado, is at the
Dnquesne. He is interested in the El
Plomo Mining Company, recently organized
in Wheeling. Mr. J. P. Witherow is also a
stockholder, and the professor came here
with Colonel Norton, of Wheeling, to see
The El Plorno Company intends to erect
a smelting works for the lead and cold de
posits in the Saneri de Christo Mountains.
Sir. Wulstein says there is considerable
gold found in the hills in the region. He
reports also that the Aspen district in Colo
rado is having a bigger boom at present
than Leadville ever had in its best days.
There are 12 silver mines in the section, and
about 3,000 tons of ore per week are pro
duced, realizing $200 per ton. The Smug
gler mine alonethas an output o! 1,000 tons
a -week.
The mines are located high up in the
mountains above the timber line, and where
the snow is now 12 feet deep. The yields
and profits are large. The Denver and Bio
Grande and another road run through the
Ssccesion to the Captaincy and Two
Lieutenancies Elected.
An election was held in Company A,
Eighteenth Infantry, last night to fill the
vacancies caused by the promotion of Cap
tain Kay to the Major's rank and of Lieu
tenant Beese to the Adjutancy of the regi
ment. Captain J. C. Kay conducted the elec
tion. The unanimous vote of the company
was cast for First Lieutenant Charles H.
Boessing for Captain; First Sergeant Frank
H. Mattern for First Lieutenant, and Ser
geant James H. Tracey for Second Lieuten
The A. O. U. W. at Belle-roe Goto a Supper
and Entertainment.
General Hancock Lodge No. 212, A. O.
TJ. W., of Bellevue, celebrated their third
anniversary last evening by giving a sup
per and entertainment. The address of wel
come was made by Prof. Bohrbacker. Other
remarks were made by General Master
Workman Custis, of Philadelphia; W. B.
Ford. J. M. McNair, S. A. Kline and
others. .
Stands Corrected,
Mr. J. M. Taylor, in a short interview
concerning Canadian annexation which ap
peared in The Dispatch of yesterday,
was quoted as referring to the United
States navy as "a few washtubs' He de
ales that he made any such allusion to the
army or navy, and the above correction is
therefore made.
How an Opportunity of a Cnrrlace Bide It
Afforded Impecunious People An Old
Woman Who Retails Funeral Seats.
"111 bet that funeral is from the vicinity
of the Point," said a liveryman on Penn
avenue one day last week, as a procession
of carriages, many in number, went out the
avenue. "And I'll farther bet that the old
woman furnished the carriages," he said, as
he counted five and six occupants in each
These remarks started a line of questions
from the reporter, the result of which shows
that others beside the undertaker and livery
man profit by the death of a person in cer
tain districts of the city. It seems, accord
ing to the ideas of the liveryman; that a
class of people in the vicinity of the Point
and like neighborhoods, are" very much at
tached to the ideaof attendinga funeral and
having a ride in a carriage; but in most in
stances the financial condition of 'the family
in which the death occurs is such that a
liberal expenditure of money for carriages
cannot be made, and for a like reason those
who desire to attend cannot hire their own
conveyances. This is a poser to them; but
they have found a way ont of it.
An old woman, who is a queen of the
class mentioned, has entered into the busi
ness of supplying carriages for the needy,
and at the same time maEes it a point to
realize for ber trouble. As soon as a death
is announced she canvasses the neighbor
hood and inquires the number who want to
go to the cemetery. Learning it, she di
vides the number by five, and so determines
on the number of carriages to hire. On the
day of the funeral SI per head is charged
all those who ride in the carriages, aud it is
a point never to allow one to pull out with
Jess than five or six occupants; and, as only
$4 is paid the liveryman, the old lady has a
profit oi from SI to'S2 on each carriage load.
"And," said the liveryman, "we never
object to carrying that many in a carriage,
because she always pays cash down when
the order is given, and it is cheaper to carry
five for cash at low rates than three on long
The Baltimore and Ohio Road at Last Se
cures Terminal Facilities.
The Baltimore and Ohio Bailroadhave
now secured an entrance into New York City
and they will enter into competition with
the Pennsylvania Bailroad fdr business to
New York from Pittsburg. On March 10
they will run the first train from this city
to New York via Washington and Philadel
phia. Yesterday, Division Passenger Agent
E. D. Smith, of this city, received the fol
lowing telegram from Charles O. Scull, the
General Passenger and Ticket Agent of the
We have arranged to open our line for
business to and from New York on and
after March 10, and commencing(with that
date will establish regular train service be
tween Washington and New York without
transfer at Philadelphia.
Mr. Smith said: "We- have been trying
to get into New York for years, but could
never get the terminal facilities. We have
now secured them and will run trains from
Washington over the Beading and Bound
Brook route into New York City. From
Bound Brook, which is half way between
Philadelphia and New York, we will run
over the Central Bailroad of New Jersey."
For Over an Honr Last Night, by the Slot
Closing Up.
About 5:30 o'clock last night a Citizens'
Traction car stnek fast at Thirteenth street,
from the two sides of the slot coming to
gether (occasioned by the cold weather).
Prying was resorted to, but to no avail at
The road was completely blocked, all the
cars on the line being at the point of ob
struction before the slot was again opened,
which took over an hour, and drew a crowd
that might have been profitable enough tor
the "greatest show on earth." Some of the
passengers, indeed, actually practiced gym
nastics in their endeavor to see what was
going on and keep warm at the same time.
To cap the climax, a grip broke soon after
the cars got to rnnning, and delayed the
procession 15 minutes more at Fifteenth
A Backet Brigade Orcnnlzcd In n. Ross
Street Boarding- House.
At 1 o'clock this morning a fire broke out
in the boarding house of Mrs. Mason, at the
corner of -Fourth avenue and Boss street
The fire was in the third-story front room
aud was caused by the natural gas fire in
the grate catching onto the wooden mantel.
The latter was destroyed and a number of
pictures hanging on the wall were also
Officer Tobin was near the scene at the
time and extinguished the fire by organ
izing a fiie bucket brigade. The boarders
of tne house were aroused and dressed only
in their underclothes and overcoats passed
water up to the officer. The department
wis not called ont The loss will be about
A Darning Water Tank on the Ft. Wayne
S. R. Pats Itself Oat.
An engine on the Ft Wayne Bailroad in
passing Superior Station last night, let fall
a shower of sparks about a water tank near
that place. The sparks set fire to the sup
ports under the tank and the latter col
lapsed, letting several thousand gallons of
water fall upon the fire, which, of course,
was quenched. When the fire was first seen
about 9 o'clock, an alarm was tnrned in
from boxes 11 and 15.
An Allegheny House Gntted by the Flames
S2.300 Worth.
The two-story brick house occupied by
Thomas Henderson and owned by Bichard
Geyer, No. 42 Park way, Allegheny,
caught fire about 8 o'clock last night in the
absence of Mr. Henderson's family, and the
inside was completely burned out, in spite
of an exciting fight with the flames.
The firemen saved the furniture, etc, with
a damage of probably $300. Damage to the
house about $2,000.
The Length of the Legislative Session Is an
Uncertain Quantity.
Bepresentatives Stewart, Bulger, Lemon,
Jones and George Shit-as IIL left lor Har
risburg last night
Mr. Shiras said he thought the session
would extend into the middle of May. Ten
days ago the House was supposed to be a
week ahead of the record, but now, he un
derstands, they are a week behind in their
A Bit Rumor About Them Promptly Ran
Down and Denied.
It was rumored yesterday that Gray's Iron
Line boats had been sold to Carnegie,
Phipps& Co. Both Mr. Frick and the
Secretary of the line denied it The-Secre-tary
stated that "the great steel company had
not even negotiated lor the boats.
Roads Agree to Line Up.
All of the roads in and west of Chicago,
except the Joliet and Elgin, have agreed to
the proposition of the trunk lines that there
shall be no farther manipulation of Tates.
The trunk lines have positively refused to
pro rate with the road that does not charge
the regular tariff.
The Terrible Condition of a 4-Year-Old
Girl on the Southside,
The Accident Occurred Pour Months Ago,
and Death Will Ensue. '
A peculiar and distressing case has come
to light on the Southside, which is both of
interest to the medical fraternity and to the
mothers of children who are In the habit of
dieting themselves On pennies, buttons and
other little articles of a somewhat indigesti
ble nature. The latter may now point out
this accident to the children as a terrible
example of the practice of putting pennies
in their mouths. The victim in this case is
a child but four'years old, and it is likely
her illness will result fatally. (
Julia Stroop, a 4-year-old girl, swallowed
a penny abont four or five months ago, and
is to-day suffering from the results. Her
parents are of German origin, And reside in
the second story of a little frame house in
Larkins alley, near Twenty-third street
A call was made at the house last even
ing, but as the parents oould not fully un
derstand the nature of the reporter's visit, a
neighboring lady, who ias taken much in
terest in the child, offered an explanation of
the case, and pleasantly gave what little
information she possessed in the case. The
family never spoke very freely of the acci
dent, and the details are meager.
As far as could be learned, it seemsihat
one day, "several months ago, the child was
given a penny, and, as she had no pocket In
her dress, she put it in her mouth. A sud
den shock caused the little one to swallow
the cent The coin lodged for a moment in
her throat, and then passed into the stom
ach. The child did not complain of feeling
ill, and although Mrs. Stroup was advised
to physic her she did not do so. Tne com
still remains in the child's stomach or
bowels. A few days afterward the child
complained of feeling ill. The mother
thought it was only a slight ailment, and no
physician was summoned.
About a month ago the child's body
became inflamed, and soon afterward large,
eruptive sores broke out over ier body.
The ulcers rapidly spread, until to-day she
is a mass of festering fle.sh. Her sufferings
are intense. For over a week she has eaten
no solid food, and refuses to partake of any
when offered to her. Her life is sustained
by the injection of fluids into ber system.
A physician from the city was summoned
abont two weeks ago, and, although he has
done everything in his power to check the
malady and sustain life, his efforts are prov
ing fruitless. t
The family are in comfortable circum
stances. The husband is employed in one
of the nearby factories. As has been stated
previously, the family are Germans and
have made bnt few acquaintances in the
neighborhood, and when the accident oc
cured they did not know whom to call on
for advice.
A Physician Gives Awav One Eenl Profes
sional Temptation.
"This is a wicked world, and the Ameri
can people love to be deceived."
This bit of philosophy was uttered by a
-physician who had just collected a bill for
$5 for professional services.
"What's up, Doctor?" asked the reporter.
"That delightful individual who has just
left my office has had me prescribe for
him." v
"Well, what of that?" was asked.
"Did you notice his nose?"
"Yes, and I am compelled to say he has
plenty of it."
"That's what bothers him. He imagines
that, if his nose were only smaller, he would
make a bigger hit in society. He confi
dentially informed me be had manufactured
a mold himself to conform to the shape of
his nose, and had worn it, too, in order to
reduce its size; but this method proved a
failure. He now asks me to prescribe for
him. I gave him a prescription, or rather,
sold it',:
"Will it rednce anything?" asked the re
porter. "es; the size of his pocketbook; but
nothing more."
Tho Celebration ot Washington's Inangura
tlon Will be a Success.
A m pc tine of the Inaugural Centennial
Committee was held in the Grain and Flour
Exchange rooms last night It was de
cided to hold the mass meeting in the Cen
tral Eink. General Adam E. King, of
Baltimore, has accepted the invitation to be
An effort will be made to secure a prom
inent Virginian, in honor of Washington's
native State, to deliver the oration. A
number of local orators will make short ad
dresses at the mass meeting.
A finance committee was appointed, and
the business men will be asked to share the
expenses of the celebration.
A Saloon Row Ends With Bloodshed and
Three "Arrests.
Samuel Moffitt, Charles Stoddard and
Max Muntz agreed to disagree in a saloon
on Butler street, near Forty-first, last night
about 10 o'clock, and at last came to blows
and a general row.
In the. melee that followed Moffitt was
struck in the face with a pocket knife, cut
ting his lip, jamming his nose so that Dr.
Sands' aid was required. The other two
were also arrested, and taken to the Seven
teenth ward station house.
The saloon "where the melee occurred
looked like a slaughter house after the
fight -
G. A. Kelly Got It for the Sum of 8135 at
Yesterday's Auction Sals.
The silver bricK, which had been donated
to the Chamber of Commerce for the suf
ferers of the Wood street disaster, was sold
yesterday in the rooms ofthe Chamber of
Commerce to Mr. G. A. Kelly for $125, he
being the highest bidder,
Mr. Bailey acted as the auctioneer.
Letters to the Absent Ex-Prleit, Ex-Pastor
Elicit No Reply. , .
The Secretary of the Messiah 'Baptist
Church, Lawrenceville, has sent two letters
to Eev. Mi. Scully, pastor of the church,
one to Philadelphia and one to Bichmond,
Va., but has received no answer yet
The West Penn Wants 8142,000.
The Superintendent and three of the
Board of Managers of the" West Penn Hos
pital left for Harrisburg yesterday, to so
licit an appropriation of $112,000 for the
An Old Soldier Insane.
John Irwin, an old soldier and a rest,
dent of Allegheny, was confined in the .Al
legheny lpck-up yesterday on account of
The Mode of Enameling" Brick Explained,
and tho Ingredients Used.
Within the past few years an observant
person could not hare failed to have noticed
the wonderful strides made in brick and tile
making in this vicinity, as themany fine
examples shown in the best dwellings ofthe
two cities testify.
The most durable as also the most attract
ive brick manufactured are those with the
enameled surfaces, which are colored in
pleasing variety.
The process of their manufacture has re
mained a secret until very lately.
The practice of enameling dates far back
into the early centnries of the Christian
era, and the secrets ofthe manufacture of it
were generally kept in the families engaged
in the enameling business; and but recently
experiments made by some American chem
ists prove that the art can be applied in
many different branches of industry where
fine and artistic effects are to be produced.
To get these effects the workman selects
such bricks as are bnrnt evenly and as
nearly perfect as possible. The side to be
enameled is then treated with a light coat
ing of soluble glass, which acts as a sizinrs.
After a sufficient number have been treated
in this way the application of the enamel
follows. This is composed of 16 parts of
red lead, 3 parts of calcined borax, 12 parts
of powdered flint glass and 4 parts of pow
dered flints; the whole to be lused in a
crucible and reduced to a paste in water to
the proper consistency. Tnen it is applied
to the prepared surface, oi the bricks with a
brush. After the coating has become dry
and hard, the bricks Are placed in an oven,
which is heated highly enough to again
fuse the enamel. After that is done the
bricks are removed from the oven, and a
beautiful white polished surface is the re
sult To obtain the colored enamels the various
oxides of metals are used over the white
and again burned.
When these bricks are placed in build
ings 'they will endure for ages, being per
fectly impervious to rain or snow, and en
tirely unaffected by weather.
Are Daly Considered by tho Local Ex
ecutive Prohibitionists.
At a meeting of the Allegheny County
Prohibition Executive Committee, yester
day afternoon the presiding ,member, T. P.
Hershberger, described the recent enthusi
astic convention in .Louisville, saying that
even Kentucky, the Bourbon State, was
liable soon to have a Constitutional amend
ment struggle. Of the -1,200 delegates to'
that convention, not one was forced to go
to a hotel, so hospitable were the Ken
tuckians. Then Mr. Horner remarked: "God is on
our side and we will win in the coming
"But we need votes and money, too," re
torted Mr. Bryce; and the meeting was
To Meet for the Third Time at Old Lafayette
Hall To. Day.
The State Grand Lodge of the A. O. TJ.
W., will hold their third annual meeting
at Lafayette Hall.commencing at 10 o'clock
to-day. Nearly 300 delegates are expected.
The morning session will be routing work,
the installation being next Wednesdav.
Among the matters brought up will be the
purchase of a building in this city for the
use of the grand officers and to keep the re
cords in. A proposition to establish a re
serve fund will also be considered.
A number of delegates arrived on the late
train last night The head of the order, Mr.
A. L. Custis, is at the Hotel Anderson. An
effort was made to find him, but without
The Iron Ring of America Perfecting Their
The colored men of Allegheny held a
meeting last night in the Avery Mission
Church. The gathering was for the purpose
of perfecting the organization of the Junior
Assembly of the Iron Bing of America.
The following temporary officers were
elected: Caleb Inas, Chairman; H. T. Neal,
Secretary; S. E. Strattie, Treasurer. '
The objects of the order are protection to
the American flag, upholding of the read
ing pf the Bible in the public schools, the
opposing of sectarianism in the schools and
other provisions similar to those of mutual
benefit societies.
Members of the Signal (Service Will Wear
Blue on Jlnty.
Members of the United States Signal Ser
vice hereafter, while engaged in either field
or office work, will be compelled to wear a
uniformwhich has recently been adopted
by the War Department The outfit con
sists of a blue navy cap, bearing the signal
service badge of gold braid, a dark blue
sack coat, with brass buttons, dark blue
trousers and vest, and a black silk tie, worn
in a double bow.
The man who pulls up the cold wave flag
and causes the chills to chose one another
down your back will now do so only when
he is attired in a natty uniform.
A German Struck on the Head With the
Handle of a Crane.
Valentine Loef, a German, aged 23 years,
was dangerously injured at Oliver &
Phillips' mill on Fifteenth street, South
side, yesterday, being struck on the head
with the handle of a crane. He was en
gaged in lifting a heavy piece of metal
when the handle of the crane slipped from
his hands and hit him on the head.
He was removed to the Homeopathic
Hospital. His case may result fatally.
Gns Too Weighty for Them.
The Allegheny sub-Gas Committee met last
night in pursuance of a resolution passed by
Councils appointing them for the purpose of
formulating a schedule of rates to be charged
for natural gas. The question is a rather
weighty one, and the committee was dis
posed to discuss the matter carefully before
making a report. Another meeting will be
A Disagreeable Delay.
The breaking of a grip on car No. 109, of
the Butler street division of the Citizens'
line, delayed travel over an hour and a half
yesterday morning. The accident was
of the Boad. All cars on the two divisions
were thus delayed. Many passengers hid
to walk to work.
Gay's Sentence Commuted.
President Cleveland has commuted Sam
uel Gay's sentence of five years, for defal
cation as a pension office clerk, to three
vears. expiring August 9. 1889. The Dis
patch mentioned the movement in behalf
Gay's pardon six or eight weeks ago.
Made to Sleep la a Coal Shed.
An information was made yesterday by
the Anti-Cruelty Society against Mrs. Mary
Boss, of Thirty-eighth street, the allegation
being that she made her 5-year-old child
sleep in a coal shed.
Gymnasium Association meeting.
At a meeting ofthe Board of Directors of
the Police Gymnasium Association, yester
day, Detective Patrick Fitzgerald waselect
ed'seventh member of the board. A trainer
will be elected at the next meeting.
At John S. Bobertst, 414 Wood st.
Liveb complaint cured free at 1102 Car
son sta Southside,
And Aims Its Arrow at Both the Rev
enue Bill and tho Saloons.
Also a Doubter as to Any Fight Between
. Quay and Rntan.
Captain John S. Dravo, the Beaver
statesman and Prohibitionist, was inter
viewed at the Monongabela House yester
day. The Captain is Secretary of the Ways
and Means, and he said the revenue bill
would be ready to present to the House this
week. Commenting on the coming measure,
he said:
The only objections made to the bill come
from the manufacturers, who are opposed to
the imposition of a 3 mill tax on their capital
stock. I am inclined to favor the manufactur
ers for a number of reasons, although the ob
ject in making such a tax is to relievo the bur
den of taxation on real estate. About M per
cent of the taxes raised come out of real estate.
It mnst be quite evident that a vast deal of
moneV in stocks, bonds, mortgages, etc, es-
cape, and it is no- more than right that such
moneys should be taxed.
On the other hand, no other State in the
Union taxes manufacturing corporations.
Such a law would putthe Pennsylvania makers
on an unequal' footing with their competitors.
This would be seriously felt along the border
of the State. Pittsburg's industries would
suffer some; so would the manufacturing inter
ests of Philadelphia, because, just across
the line, are men making the same
frodncts, who do not have such taxes to Jiay.
am afraid that in the end it would react, and
affect the wages of workmen. Hitherto the
policy of the State has-been to encourage legit
imate manufactures of every description.
I read the account in Tux Dispatch this
morning of how Senator Butan was switched
off from the State Treasurership. I don't
know anything about the inside history: bnt,
when it was announced that Bntan would not
be a candidate, 1 thought It was because his
health was poor, and he would be given a post
under the Government in some foreign land,
where the climate was congenial.
Quay would do more to-day for Butan than
for any other man In the State. Bntan can
have anything be wants in Quay's power to get
for him. I know this to be true from the long
standing friendship existing between the two
I-oIaim the honor of putting ex-Attorney
General Palmer in charge of the prohibition
forces. I understand the Stevens wing Say they
were tricked when Harry Wright was made
Chairman of the convention: but it was an open
and square deal. I think prohibition will win.
since women are in the fight They are work
ing hard, and are influential. The pulpit also
is on our side, and will wield a mighty power.
The politicians also want to get rid of the sa
loon. Whisky has always been a drag to
them. During campaigns they are called on
often to "set 'em up for the boys," and every
politician knows it is a nuisance. This class of
citizens wil welcome the day when the saloons
are closed. I want it to be understood,tbough.
that I never offered a man a drink to secure his
Colonel Smith Instructs His Regiment for
the Inaugural Trip.
Colonel Norman M. Smith, of the Eight
eenth Infantry, issued the following order
last night:
Second Bei'qadk, N. G. P.,
PlTTSBtrBG, February 25, 18S9.
Regimental Orders, No. 3.
L In compliance with General Orders, No. 2,
dated Division Headquarters, N. G. P., Jan
nary 21, 1889, the several companies and drum
corps of this regiment will assemble in heavy
marching order (overcoat to be worn), with
two days' cooked rations, at 6 o'clock P. SI. on
Saturday, March 2. 1889. on Fifth street corner
Dnquesne way, to proceed to Washington, D.
C, to participate in the inauguration of the
President of the United States.
' IL Company I will leave McKeesport for
Pittsburg in time to join the rest of the regi
ment at the hour specified.
III. En route all enlisted men must remain
in their own cars, the only exception being non
commissioned staff officers and first sergeants
having bnsiness with headquarters.
IV. Company commanders will see that the
clothing, arms and equipments are in proper
condition, brasses and tincups bright knap
sack straps whitened, shoes polished, and that
each man has at least three pairs of clean white
V. Company commanders will make their
field reports immediately upon the starting of
the train; they will also seeulhat at least one
commissioned officer is present with his com
pany until the train has passed Altoona, and
that the property of the railroad company is
not abused or injured in any way. No man will
be allowed to ride on the platforms of the cars,
and guards will be instructed accordingly.
VLThe Colonel commanding expects and
requires the members of the regiment to main
tain the high standing they nave attained.
Gentlemanly and soldierly conduct must bo
observed at all times, whether on duty or off
duty. When on the streets coats must be kept
buttoned, clothing cleaned, brasses bright and
shoes polished.
VII. While in Washington the regiment will
be quartered at Gil and C16 Seventeenth street,
N. W. Notice of return to Pittsburg will be
communicated in future orders.)
VHI. One servant will be allowed to each
rnmn&nT. and hA trmftf: rtfi in uniform, other.
wise he will not be allowed to accompany tho I
IX. Roll calls will be held at reveille and re-
traqf Ttpoei ninrla will Via ViaIH i"r Rnnrlvat
5 o'clock p. M." By order of T
Colonel Noejian m. smith.
Charles Reese, Adjutant.
Diphtheria Creates a Tearful Havoc In and
Around Boston.
isntcux, TzxsaBAii to the dispatcii.!
Boston, February 25. There is a serions
epidemic of diphtheria in and around Bos
ton. The Mt. Hope Home for Children, in
West Boxbury, has been quarantined. It
has 28 cases ofthe disease among the 30 in
mates. There has been two d.eaths, but the
other cases are not supposed to be danger
ous. In Maiden, the Center school, in
which are C00 pupils, has been closed be
cause oi the presence of the disease in the
neighborhood. Dr. John L. Sullivan, one
of the most prominent physicians of Mal
den,attended two cases which resulted fatal
ly in one family, and it is alleged, failed to
report the cases, as required by law, to the
Board of Health, and the school children
passed through the court and played about
the residence several days betore .it was
known that there was diphtheria there and
the passage roped off.
The Board of Health issued a summons
for Dr. Sullivan to appear before the court,
and he will be arraigned to-morrow morn
ing, upon a complaint charging him with
neglecting to notify the board of a conta
gions disease, the penalty of which is a fine
of not less than $50, nor more than $200.
The case has caused considerable excite
ment. There are several other cases of this
disease throughout that city.
Two Girls Pine for nlorganza.
Maggie O'Brien and Minnie Lindsay, 13
and 15 years of age, applied to the Anti
Cruelty Society yesterday to go to Mor
ganza," because ot alleged ill-treatment at
Ticket! and Sleeplng-Car Accommodations
For the inangnration can be secured now.
$9 the round trip. Tickets good to Balti
more, with privilege to stop at Washington
going or returning.
Ladies take Angostura Bitters generally
when they feel low spirited. It brightens
them up.
River Telegrams.
W abeew Biver frozen. Weather clear and
MoboautOWJt River 4 feet 6 inches and
stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer 28
at 4 P. M.
Bkowksvixle Biver 3 feet S inches and
falling. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 28
at6r. iz. "
The Standard Plate Glass Works Contract
ing; for Great Improvements Amerlcitu
Glass the Best. '
The Standard Plate Glass Company has
contracted for very noteworthy improve
ments of its plant at Butler. There are
now 400 men at work in the glasshouse,
and the monthly prpdnct of the concern is
18,000 feet of glass.
The company is now putting up a new
furnace of 20 pots, 10 new annealing ovens,
9 polishing machines, 2 more grinding
machines and a new brick warehouse,
whose dimensions will be 175x75 feet This
addition to the works will also require sev
eral more boilers and eight more engines.
One of the stockholders of the company,
speaking of the enlargement of the factory
yesterday afternoon, said:
This addition to our works will increase our
capacity to 25,000 feet of plate glass per month.
The Improvements are not made on specula
tion, bnt because the trade demands tbem.
American plate glass is now gradually eclips
ing the production of that article of Belgium
and England. Natural gas been the great
factor in the manufacture. By the use of nat
ural gas the glass made is much more brilliant
than the foreign glass, and then the article
does not fade like the imported product
The increase in onr plant wllf give 100 more
employes workattheestablishment We hope
to have everything in shape in about 60 days.
Labor People Wondering What Has Become
of theDemonstratlon.
A great many people in labor circles have
been inquiring within the past few days
what has become of the labor demonstra
tion in favor of the eight-hour movement,
which was to have come off in this city on
the 22d inst That date was the one set for
mass meetings to be held all over the coun
try. The supposition was that the meeting
was not held owing to the fact of the Wash
ington celebration Friday last
The movement is backed by the Federa
tion of Labor, of which organization Will
iam Martin, of this city, Secretary of the
Amalgamated Association, is the Second
Vice President
Being interrogated yesterday Mr. Martin
said he did not know why the meeting had
not been held. The next date set for a mass
meeting is July 4. The object of the pro
posed meetings is to educate .the people up
to the eight-hour movement
The Leader of tle K. of I CIotUIng,Cnttcrs
and Trimmers.
James Hughes, Master Workman of D.
A. 231, Knights of Labor, Garment Cutters
and Trimmers, with headquarters in Chi
cago, was in the city yesterday on his way
home from New fork, where he went to
look after several locals of the district. Mr.
Hughes is also the business manager of the
Chicago co-operative tailoring establish
ment, which was started by himself and a
few others two years ago.
The district assembly of which Mr.
Hughes is the head, has a membership of
between 8,000 and 9,000. They have no
Pittsburg membership, there being no large
tailoring manufacturing establishments
The co-operative company is run under
the jurisdiction of the district, and is mak
ing money for the Knights. Last year, on
a capital of $3,000, they did a business of
over 512,000.
Alastcr Workman Jenkins Says He Is meet
ing With Great Success.
Master Workman Jenkins, of Subdivision
No. 5, K. of L., Monongahela river coal
miners, was in the city yesterday and left
late in the afternoon for Elizabeth, where a
mass meeting of miners was held last night.
This evening he will address a meeting at
Hilldale; to-morrow night one at Webster,
and on Thursday evening another meeting
will be held, at Brownsville. Speaking of
tne meetings yesterday, jut. jeniuns said:
The meetings we held last week added a
large list of members to our order. Comparing
the results with other meetings held for the
same purpose they exceeded anything ever
Known in the line of organization. I find little
difficulty in inducing the miners at all points
along the river to come into the Knights of
Labor. Tbey would
not touch the National
Progressive Union,
Nominations for Now Officers and Delegates
to Denver on Deck. ,
Typographical Union No. 7 will meet
Sunday next to nominate officers, to be
elected March 27, for the ensuing year, and
alto to nominate delegates to the annual
convention of the Union to be held in Den
ver in June. As yet there has been no op
position to the candidacy of Fdward Hope
for the office of President. H. J. Kimpton,
the present Financial Secretary, will un
doubtedly be elected one of the two dele
gates to the convention.
For the other place the contest between
Messrs. Lewis and Lydon will be warm.
NeTr Compnny Has Pnrchnsed tho Works
nt Rankin Station.
The Miller Forge Company has been dis
solved by the trustees, Messrs. Bobert
Wardrop, Humphries, Miller and Hugh
Campbell, and the works at Bankin station
will hereafter be known as the Duquesne
Forge Company. The new company has
also purchased the Twin City Forge at
Sharpsburg, and will run it with the other
works at Bankin.
Secretary Dillon Home.
Secretary William Dillon, ot the Ameri
can Flint Glass Workers' Association, re
turned Sunday morning from his wedding
tour, accompanied by his bride. All yes
terday he was engaged in setting up the ice
water for his friends.
Factories Working.
President Smith.of the Flint Glass Work
ers' Association, went to St. Louis last
night. He states that most of the Hint glass
factories in the district are in operation, and
he is well satisfied with the prospects.
K. of L. Meeting at Sallfla.
Master Workman Boss, of D. A. No. 3,
K. of L., went to Salina, Pa., yesterday,
where hg made an address before Local As
sembly 8996. There was a large turnout of
Knights in that vicinity.
643 and 644 Liberty Street.
We are now prepared to show carpet buy
ers a most superb stock ot carpeting from
the best mills in the country; all of most
artistic coloring and designs, carefully se
lected bv our buyer, who has been with the
oldest carpet house of our city durin&the
past ten years,and, therefore, has a thorough
knowledge ofthe wants of our oeople.
Henbt Bekcer,
d Liberty street, cor. Sixth avenue.
Henry Berger.
We are now taking orders for present and
future delivery at the lowest possible
margin for our new designs in household
furniture. Henbt Beboeb,
d Liberty street, cor. Sixth ave.
61eepIng-Car Accommodations Can Now be
For the inauguration at the Baltimore and
Ohio ticket office, corner Fifth avenue and
Wood street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Ihvaltiss call at 1102 Canon at. and be
cored free of charge.
Apt Illustration of What a Strict Con
struction of Law Leads To,
Of a City in Which They Can Get Ifothine
bat Soft Drinks.
"Ton may send to my room, please, three
bottles of beer and a dozen cigars."
The speaker was one of three Yankees;
time, Sunday morning; scene, a popular
"Whatl" gasped the astonished clerk, as
he fell back into the arms of his co-workej;
"Why, yon ought to be glad you are
"Come, now," replied the Yankee, a little
nettled, "send npthe beer and slop fool
ing." "But I caTt," explained the clerk. "It's
against the law."
"Oh, confound the laws! We take no
stock in them. Come, send np the stuff and
it will be all right." continued the Yankee.
"No, that is out of the question."
Then the Bostonian got angry, and com
menced to curse the clerk and the city in
"Can I take a walk?" he asked mocking
ly, "or do they chain people in Pittsburg on
Snnday? I never heard of such a city, and
I'll be sure to steer clear the next time I
have occasion to spend Sunday away from
home." Having vented his wrath, he walked
"That is a sample,"said the clerk turning
to a reporter, "'of what we have to endure on
Sundays. When these people find they
can't buy cigars and drinks on Sunday they
usually blame us. I tell them we are not
responsible for these laws.
"Now some of them do avoid the city orr
Sundays who used 'to stop here; but they
have to stay somewhere, and they often come
back. It must be admitted that whisky
makes trade lively and keeps money in cir
culation. Since the liquor" laws have been
enforced so stringently there has been a fall
ing off in the hotel business. The man from
the country, who often came to the. city to
buy, trade, get drunk, stop over a few days
and enjoy life, still comes; but he arrives
here in the morning and goes home at night.
He salts down his extra cash in an old sock,
and there it remains. He is silent gen
erally and not so lively as he used to be;
but I don't believe he is any happier.
"Liquor, a little of it, I mean, seems to
add spice and zest to trade. When people
rush from one extreme to the other business
always drops." If men were dead drunk all
the time, and did nothing but carouse, such
a state of affairs would be demoralizing.
On the other hand, when they become too
good, they lose energy and are content to
live quietly, and again business suffers.
Prohibition will not help matters; neither
win too much whisky. A little of both
would be the proper thing, and herein the
solution of the problem lies."
A Man With Two Wives Is Found Out by
Sponse No. 1.
rsrzcxu. teligeam to the dispatch.:
Portland, Me., February 25 George
W. Haynes, who has led a dnal existence
with two wiveSj is now in hot water because
of the discovery of wife No. 2 by the first
wife, and to-morrow he will endeavor to
make his peace with two enraged females,
each of whom supposed she was the only
object of his affections. The fun began
Saturday, when a very pretty little woman,
with eyes blazing with fury, rushed into
police headquarters and explained that she
wanted her husband arrested. She said her
name was Addie F. Haynes. She had mar
ried Haynes 13 years ago, in Auburn, but
she could not recall the name of the minis
ter, and had destroyed the marriage certifi
cate. They lived together until a few
months ago, and he then deserted her. A
short time ago she was more than surprised
when she learned that her husband was
married to another woman.
It appears that Haynes, who is by pro
fession a hotel cook, went to the town of
Phillips, where he made the acquaintance
of a vonne ladv of eood familv and oi more
than common personal attraction. This
woman a Miss Bobinson, he married the
1st of January, giving his name asW. E.
Marshal Hawkes placed the case in the
hands of Sheriff Webb, who sent Deputy
Sheriff Sargeant to Yarmouth, where he
found Haynes at Yarmouth Hotel. Haynes
seemed remarkably unconcerned. He ad
mitted that he lived with Mrs. Haynes for
13 years, but said he was never married to
her that he could remember, and proposed
to make her prove the marriage.
Tho Famous Cable Line.
Everybody is buying Cable Line cakes.
They are splendid. Yon should try them.
Your grocer keeps them.
Boys' Shirt Waist Opening
This week. All the newest things ready at
Home & Ward's, 41 Fifth ave. it
Wall Paper.
Largest line pressed goods in the city.
D John S. Bobebts, 414 Wood st.
French and Scotch Ginghams, Ander
son's Plaids, advanced styles in French
Satines, advanced designs in India
Silis.complete lines of Foreign and Do
mestic Wash FaDncs ready for spring
Shipments on sale at low prices for
first-class goods. Special prices on 27
and 45-inch Flouncings.
Spring Invoices of
That needs no commendation to any
buyer who has used it, coming from
makers who aim at perfection, yet meet
the market in price..
The following departments in daily
receipt of new and desirable effects:
Second floor for Cloaks, Suits and
Shawls, Children and Misses' Suits.
Select Coaaeil Beaches Its Work In thtf
Closlnc Hoars.
Clerk of Select Council Sheppard had
time of it reading ordinances yesterday.
His mouth got hot and dry, and newts
spitting fi'oenny-bits before he got through.
The members are anxious to clear the desks
and another meeting for that purpose is
called ipr to-morrow afternoon. The follow
ing street opening ordinances were passed
Opening Grazier street, from Homewood
avenue to city line; Garden alley, from Mala
to Boqnet streets; Melwood street; from
Thirty-third street to Denny j?roperty;"Howard
alley, from Thirty-fourth street to a point 80
feet east: Denver street, from Dover to Craig
ftreets; Woolslair alley, from Meteor alley to
fortieth street. The .following locating ordi
nances: Locating Landwebr street, from Fenn
avenue tp Shakespeare street; McNally alley,
from a point eastto a point west of Butberglen
J"et; Rosetta street, from Fainnount street
to Rebecca street; Wakefield street, from
ward to Borneo street; Broad street, from
fjegley avenue to Rebecca street; Mifflin
street, from Main street to Friendship avenue;
Clearriew street from Black street to Stanton
avenue; Kincald street from Fairmountto Re
becca street; River street from Station to
Broad street. Establishing grade of Center
avenue from Bono street to Hilind avenue; es
tablishing grade of Corday alley from Keed to
Cedar streets: Irwin avenue from Shady ave
nue to Dallas streetr Calvin from Forty
second to Forty-fourth streets; Franks-x
town avenue from Fifth avenue to city
line: Garden alley from Main street
toFisk street; Bowery alley, from Garden al
ley to Geneva street; Johns street, from Mahoa
avenue to Sobo street. Repealing an ordinance
opening Boqnet street, trom Fifth avenue to
Allequtppa street; vacating Pitcairn street,
from Ellsworth avenue to Pennsylvania Bail,
road; widening Oak alley, from liberty avenue
to Grant street; relocating Forbes avenue from
Shady avenue to Homewood Cemetery gate.
Prestidigitation to be Exhibited and Ex
plained to Scholars.
Superintendent S. Hamilton, of the But
ler Street M. E. Snnday school, has en
gaged Prof. Pray, a traveling- magician, to
give an exhibition before the scholars to
night. He will show magicians tricks,and
then explain to the children how they are.
Ulsters, Baglans and Jackets Black .
Jackets in Stockinette and Diagonal
Cloths, S3 to S20l These are well suda i
and fit beautifully.
New Dress Goods more of them
each day. Over 600 pieces 'of sew all-
wool French Cashmeres, 50c, 65c to.
SI 23, choice new shades.' New fancy
combination styles in plaids and stripes,
EOc a yard. New plain Suiting Cloths,
40c and 60c; 60 Inches wide, extra quxb
ity, atToc
Foreign Dress Goods Onr own im
portations now coming in 75c to S3 a
yard; certainly tho largest stock to be
seen; colorings all of the newest, and s
beautiful line of Black and Whit
Dress Goods. .
Large stock of Black Wool Drest
Goods, in plain and fancy weaves. ;
Visit the enormous stock of Glng. 'x
hams and Satines, 10c to 60c a yard,
Every newest and best style and raii,-
is shown here. . --
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Special Kid Glove Bargains -.tela pf
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