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THE BADLANDS GANG.
k An Organization of Horse Thieves and
Eard Characters Which
ISFESTED MONTANA AND DAKOTA.
How Summary Justice Was Meted Out to
Scores of Offenders by
A BAXD OF KEDHANDED KEGULATOES
rwjuTiEH rou THE DISPATCH. 5
NHE United States has
never contained a bet
ter organized nor more
persistent gang of horse
thieves than the one
which infested the Bad
Lands of Dakota be
tween 1882 and 1881.
It can hardly be said
that the gang had
a headquarters, as its
members were constantly on the move, bnt
the town where they appeared the oftenest,
perhaps, was the collection of shanties
known as Little Missouri. This little ham
let has achieved a national reputation and
was for years known as the toughest town
in America. It is in the heart of the fa
mous Bad Lands ; the disembarking point
for tourists who wish to visit Cedar Canon
and the burning coal mine, and is the scene
of the encounter in which Marquis de Mores
killed Luffsey, the hunter.
Its palmiest da s were in 1884. At that
time the troops stationed there had just been
removed; Commodore Gorringe had bought
their quarters known as the Cantonment;
cattle by the tens of thousands were being
brought into the Bad Lands; cowboys were'
takizs the place of Indians; Marquis de
Mores was beginning the establishment of
immense slaughter houses and scores of
frontier characters were attracted to the new
town. Numerous among these characters
were the horse thieves, with whom the re
gion soon became infested. It was a perfect
paradise for this gentry. The buttes or
hills, of which the Bad Lands is made up,
are in no more order than if shot out of a
gun. One might as well try to follow the
trail of a bullet through the air as the one
left bv a man who took the slightest pains
in covering his tracks. Twelve miles from
Little Missouri ran the Montana line. Once
across it, the horse thief was safe from ser
vice by a Dakota Sheriff
A. PAEADISE FOE THIEVES.
The nearest officer of the law with juris
diction was in Mandan, 100 miles to the
eastward. To the southeast, one cnuld go
300 miles and never see the sign of human
habitation. To the south, 200 miles away,
were the Black Hills. In all the interven
ing country there was but an occasional
cotr-camp. " To the northward, 175 miles,
was the Canadian line. Once across it,
there was no difficulty in disposing of horse
flesh at fancj prices. These points were at
oLce grasped by tlie "rustlers" and it was a
"dead cinch" that a man from the south
with a string of horses had either run them
off from Wyoming or the Black Hills coun
try. Horse thiqves were practically safe
from pursuit when they reached the Bad
I have still a very vivid impression of
how my tenderfoot days were ushered in br
an introduction to one of this gentry. I
had gone to Little Missouri from Bismarck
with Frank Moore, the proprietor of the
leading Bad Lands hotel. It was a cold
night late in the fall, and a score of rough
looking fellows had gathered in the bar
room. It had been my frequently expressed
desire to meet a genuine cowboy and
Prank apparently satisfied it when he in
troduced me to Jack Wall. It turned out
afterward that this was not the man's name
nor had Frank ever seen him before he per
formed the ceremony of introduction. To
put matters on a smooth running basis,
Frank whispered to me that Jack was the
best cowboy in the country, but an exceed
ingly tough man and then confidentially
informed Jack that I was a deputy sheriff
from Mandan. I can see now how funny
the subsequent proceedings were to Frank.
He knew by instinct the man was a horse
thief and he thoroughly enjoyed my efforts
to size np the supposed cowboy and the
supposed cowboy's effort to size np the mis
sion of the deputy sheriff
A DAKGEEOUS EXPEEIMEST.
After half an hour of this cross-purpose
conversation, the brilliant thought of trans
ferring to paper my first impressions of a
cowboy came over me. Taking out a writ
ing pad, I immediately began nutting the
idea into execution, beginning with a
description of the costume, and using Jack
as a model. Never before had I stood so
near the brink of eternity. Jack was satis
fied I was writing his description, as I
really was, and he gradually worked him
self into a white heat at niy presumption in
doing it before his very eyes. A calamity
was only averted by the fact that a shoot
ing scrape broke out in the neighboring
saloon, and that Jack and I did not meet
again before I went to bed. The next morn
ing Jack had disappeared. The following
spring he was hung to a Cottonwood tree
about 50 miles northwest of Mcdora by the
Good citizens, even now, shndder at men
tion of this terrible band of avengers. Their
reign was "short, sharp and decisive."
They had a mission to perform and well did
they perform it. In less than three month
they had hung or shot 63 men in various
parts of Montana nd Western Dakota.
Only 62 of these men were horse thieve',
the other being a son of the Ft. Buford post
trader. He was with three horse thieves
when he was shot, however.
Hardly a Montana or "Western Dakota
newspaper has to this day the courage to
speak of this red-handed band of regulators.
Its formation was so secret; its operations
so swift, bloody and effectual, and its dis
bandment so sudden, that not 15 men out
side of the members know who its members
were. All the public knows, or cares to
know, is that horses and cattle running on
ihe range were afterward as safe 50 miles
from the home ranch as if they were under
the eye of the owner. The organization ot
the horse thieves n as completely broken np.
From that bloody raid of the stranglers was
born an almost perfect safety for range
THE STEANGLERS' BAND.
The formation of the band of men known
as the "Montana Stranglers"was as much
an outgrowth of necessity as is the passage
and enforcement of proper laws' in a well
settled community. It is not a hard task to
justify the acts of'the "Stranglers" to a man
who has lived on the frontier for any length
of time. Aside from shooting scrapes and
the occasional maltreatment of a stranger,
there was bnt little real law breaking in
Little Missouri, but itwas recognized by all
that a man had only a "six-shooter right"
to life and property. Numerous warrants
had been issued at Mandan, 100 miles away,
for the arrest of men in Little Missouri, but
not one of them was ever served. The
officer of the law might come up to the
tough hamlet in the Bad Lands ard hob
nob a day or two with the man for whom he
held the "warrant, but the legal document,
was always returned with the indorsement,
"Not found." The thieves had a perfect
organization and would have taken sum
mary vengeance on anyone rash enough to
Such a state of lawlessness could not last
forever, and the end came about through
two widely different causes. The first was
tbe organization of cattlemen, known as the
Montana Stockgrowers' Association, and
the second was the order of President Cleve
land directing all the range cattle to be
driven from Indian Territory. Eleven
members of the association bound them
selves together in a secret order, whose sole
object it was to free the country from horse
thieves. The method of carrying this plan
into execution was not fully settled until
the issuance of the President's famous
order. It had been settled from the first
that a wholesale slaughter of the thieves
was the only effectual way to get rid of them,
but the trouble was in finding men to per
form the gory task. The President's order
solved the problem. Almost every cowboy
in the "nation" waS orginally from Texas
and belonged to the old school; recruited
from desperaaoes and border ruffians of the
DESFEEADOES AS EEOULATOES.
Crime and bloodshed were their food and
drink. The President's order threw the
most of these men out of work by forcing
the immediate sale of the cattle they had
been herding. Here were exactlv the men
the Montana cattle growers had been look
ing for. They thought no more of "string
ing on a rustler" than they did of shooting
a prairie chiccen. A secret messeuger of
tne Montana men was aispaicnea w me
Indiau Territory, and in less ihan a week
had made terms with as blood-thirsty a gang
of upholders of property rights as was ever
banded together, xwenty-eigni oi me
"stranglers were furnished with ten good
horses each and started overland in bunches
of four or five. They were instructed' to
avoid all towns and ranches and make all
haste to the rendezvous, about 30 miles
lrom Miles City, Montana. It was a round
about journey of nearly 1,000 miles, but
every man of them showed he possessed the
requisite of hard riding by appearing at the
rendezvous within 12 days.
Within two days it became known that
Half-Breed Jack had been hung near the
Tongue river. The following day it was
learned that Turkey Williams and Broncho
Charlie were banging in the cotton woods,
about ten miles above Miles City. The
next dav it was Splavfoot Hartuett's turn.
It was then asserted that Scarface Mosley
and Humpy Sack were lying dead in their
shack near Glendive, shot to death by the
"Stranglers," as they had already came to
be known. Investigation showed that the
two men were alive and apparently as ready
to steal horses as ever. The next day they
were killed in exactly the manner in whicn
rumor had already disposed of them.
HOESE THIEVES BANISHED.
Then for the first time it was noticed that
every man killed was a notorious horse
thief. From high-handed law-breakers, the
"rustlers," who had heard of the operations
of tbe "Stranglers," became the most abject
of cowards. Many sought safety in immedi
ate flight, never more to be seen in the
cattle country. A few, fool-hardy enough
to braTe the approach of their nemesis, paid
the Western penalty for their crimes, and
others in their flight, rushed into the very
arms of the "Stranglers." After the be
ginning of the reign of terror caused by the
death of Scar-Face Moslev and Humpy
Jack, the "Stranglers" had divided into
seven parties, each under the leadership of
a trusty Montana cowboy, and striking out
in as many different directions, worked with
the energy of fiends to gain the $5,000 prize
which was "hung up a& added money" to
the most successful party in this terrible
The end was not long in coming. In less
than two months, every man known or sus
pected of being a horse thief was either
dead or driven from the country. The
"Stranglers" appeared to melt into thin air
as mysteriously as they had come into being,
and to this day it is not known, except by
the members themselves, the 11 cattle men
and four outsiders, -who composed the
famous band of men that absolutely freed
Montana and Western Dakota from horse
thieves by killing 63 of them and running
100 others out of the country.
A. T. Paceabd.
Among those who testify to the merits of
Allcock's Porous Plasters are Sirs. Henry Ward
Beecher, Hon. Samuel J. Randall, Cyrus V.
Field, Ji., Hon. James W. Husted, Charles D.
Fredericks, Henry King, Manager Seaside
banitanum; Hon. E. L. Pitts, General F. B.
bpinola, George Augustus Sala, Marion Har
land and Sisters ot Charity, Providence Hospi
tal, Washington, D. C.
Beware of imitations, and do not be deceived
by misrepresentation. Ask for Allcock's, and
let no explanation or solicitation induce you to
accept a substitute. Su
THE PLACE TO BUT CARPETS
Is Directly From the Importer, Thus Sav
ing All Middlemen's Profits.
Pittsburg possesses an importer in the
person of Edward Groetzinger, 627 and 629
He buys largely from the best manufac
turers of Europe and America.
The moquette carpets now open here at
$1 25 per yard are amazingbargains. Come
in and see them.
Full lines of all grades of carpets, whole
sale and retail, at the carpet headquarters,
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Intending buyers of furniture would do
well by making their selections now before
the spring rush in business and while all the
new designs in furniture are on our floors to
make selections from. We will hold goods
from 30 to 60 days, free of charge, for our
patrons, who caniiot'get their houses ready
to have them delivered now.
642 and 644 Liberty ffve., cor. Sixth aye.
The Cutaa More.
Some of the special lines we had the
pleasure of introducing to an appreciative
public were exhausted a few days after our
opening. But we have lots of new goods
coming; they are, in fact, arriving every
day. Our Mr. A. B. French is now in the
East, and wires us that he has bought some
special goods, which we shall control for
this market, from leading English manu
facturers whose representatives are now in
New York. We shall never be short of
specialties so long as you show the same ap
preciation of our efforts that you have done
since our opening.
Feench, Ken dbick & Co.
(Opposite Citv Hall.)
A clergyman, after years of suffering from
that loathsome disease, catarrh, vainly trying
every known remedy, at last found a recipe
which completely cured and saved him from
death. Any sufferer from this dreadful disease
sending self-addressed stamped envelope to
Prof. J. A. Lawrence, 88 Warren st. New York
City, will receive the recipe free of charge.
The Finest Train In tbo World!
Via Union and Central Pacific roads. Sixty
four hours from Council Bluffs or Omaha to
San Francisco. A Pullman vestibuled
train; steam heat, electric light, bath rooms,
barber shop, library and dining car a pal
ace hotel on wheels is The Golden Gate
Special, every Wednesday. su
Pittsburg latest dance, Nqvia Scotia,
just out, for sale at all music stores. Prof.
Christy is forming new classes on Monday
evening, March 11. This is the last term
this season. Academy, 1012 Penn arc.
Cup Cnitnrds. Cnp Cnstnrds.
Marvin's newest and daintiest delicacy. A
delightful custard put up in a pretty little
glass with a handle, and sold at 10c each.
Fresh every day at our retail store, No. 18
Fifth avenue. Don't fail to try them.
TUFSU B. S. Mabvist & Co.
S3, 86 and SS Pants
Made to order at Pitcairn's, 434 Wood
Ask your grocer for Elberon creamery;
the finest Elgin butter.
SCOTT, Poth & Co.,
. Wholesale agents,First and Smithfield sts.
Have your photograph! made by Dabbs,
nil wtiftn lift ffiilfl tn mturfivnrt A nntrninninvtr
picture you can give up spending money in
Don't fail to see our grand display of
27-inch Ltdias at 75c per yard; all the very
latest styles and colorings.
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Made to order at Pitcairn's, 434 Wood
THE 8-MILL Til H. 6.
So Say the Local Business Men Who
Pass Upon Its Demerits. ,
JUDGE MELLOH'S FORMAL PROTEST
Meets With the Approval of Hon. H. ST.
Long, W. W. Patrick and Others.
SETEEAL SIGNIFICANT SPEECHES
There was another meeting at the rooms
of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday
afternoon of representatives several cor
porations and companies of the city, to take
action opposing the passing of the bill now
before the Legislature, placing a tar of
8 mills on the gross receipts of certain
corporations and business enterprises.
Judge Mellon presided, and Mr. Gilbert
Follansbee acted as secretary. Mr. John
B. Jackson reported that the committee
having in charge the matter of investigat
ing the subject had held a consultation, and
were inclined to act slowly in the matter, as
the subject was one of great moment, and
therefore, on account of the limited time at
their disposal, they had not prepared a line
Judge Mellon stated that he had prepared
a remonstrance on the matter, which, if the
members present thought covered the
-ground, should be put on record at once at
Harrisburg. He said if they submitted to
the taxation without opposition, it would be
imposed on them, and he objected to the
tax, because it would fall directly on the
patrons of the companies taxed, and not on
Mr. John D. Baihy asked to have sec
tion 28 of the bill read; that in relation to
brokers, bankers, etc. He said the tax here
imposed was out of all reason.
Hon. H. M. Long then stated that that
section would aflect him directly. He said
the tax imposed, together with what is al
ready paid, would make it as much as a
man now pays for his city tax, and was en
tirely too much. He said also that there
was no provision made in the bill for losses,
and that, by reason of its being so one-sided,
was an outrage. He said the present tax
of 3 percent was not paid, and some years
ago, when a license of 50 was imposed on
brokers, together with a 2 per cent tax, that
it was not paid, and the license fee was
taken off. He then stated that he had had
some experience ,
in the Legislature, and, knew that the tax
was not necessary, as the members say it is,
to run the State. He also stated, in a sar
castic way, that he knew that the Legis
lature had appropriated a sum of money to
pay for the printing of a lot of picture
books alluding to the recent publication of
several volumes on the "Birds of Pennsyl
vania." Mr. Long said he supposed this
tax was to pay for getting up these books.
Mr. W. W. Patrick said his compuny
the Pittsburg and Birmingham street car
line was already paying a large tax, 35
Eer cent of its net receipts, to the city and
tate. In order to be just, taxes should be
equalized, he said, and he knew some of
them were too high for necessary expenses.
Judge Mellon asked the Secretary to read
the twenty-third section ot the bill, relat
ing to pipe line, gas, steamboat, street car,
omnibus companies, etc He then spoke at
some length against the tax, the burden of
his argument being for the workingmen.
He said if the tax had to be paid these com
panies would increase their ratest and the
patron, who is the workingman, would be
compelled to pay them. He agreed with
Mr. Long in the statement that the Leg
islature could mend its ways, and for $5 a
corporation could get a charter to do business
without the formality of inquiring as to
its validity, and this he defined as class
legislation, which, he said, was wrong. He
knew some bad laws conld be defined as
good, and from his own personal knowledge
he knew that weak-minded persons could
be placed on the Judge's bench. He said
he knew the latter from his own experience.
Judge Mellon then said he wished this
organization to continue, and that meetings
oould be held often, and in time a perma
nent organization would be formed, with
branches throughout the State, for the pur
pose of opposipg class legislation.
Mr. Feckley gave it as his opinion that
the bill could not pass, by reason of its he
ing unconstitutional, in that it exempted
certain limited copartnerships, notably iron
and glass companies.
There were more opinions expressed of the
same tenor, and finally Mr. Patrick moved
that the remonstrance prepared by Judge
Mellon be read.
THE EATEE SETS FOBTH
that a tax of 8 mills on gross receipts is un
duly onerous, even on profitable or dividend
paying companies, and when added to
county, poor, school and city or borough
taxes, is disproportionate with the lighter
burdens imposed on other property. On
the non-paying companies and corporations,
such as require all their receipts and more
to pay the running expenses, such tax is ex
orbitant and unjust.
In paying companies, two-thirds of the
gross receipts are paid away for running
expenses, and the other third to a sinking
fund for other contingencies. On non-paying
companies it i is an imposition on the
shareholders; a tax on future increased
profits, not yet - in sight, and which may
Every such increase of tax is virtually an
impost on the ncccessaries of life of those
dependent on such methods of transporta
tion to and from their places of employ
ment, and it bears with undue severity on
the workingman and business men of
cities and towns where tne people live
in the suburbs. Such taxes constitute
part of the expenses of the plant, and the
rates of fare and charges must in some way
be adjusted to include these, so that it is an
indirect tax on the Deople who have to use
the appliances in the vocations of daily life.
Ic the nature of things it cannot be other
wise, and it adds to the already heavv bur
den of the bread winner. Companies or
corporations, to exist, must exact taxes
from their patrons.
Such increased tax burdens on capital
used in the productive industries of the
State, and the methods of conducting them,
is impolitic and contrary to the admitted
principles of economic science. A little
more economy in appropriations and ex
penditures, and somewhat less applied to
the sinking fund, would obviate all neces
sity for it.
Eight mills on gross receipts is much
more onerous on non-profit paying concerns
than 3 per cent on net profits, and such dis
crimination on limited partnerships or in
dividuals conducting the same line of busi
ness, is unequal, nnlair and unjust.
On finishing reading the paper, some al
terations and amendments were suggested,
to make it broader in its opposition, so that
several business enterprises not mentioned
in it conld be included. This was resolved
upon, and the remonstrance will be pre
pared for the meeting next Saturday.
HORSFORD'S ACID PHOSPHATE,
A HealthrnI Tonic
Used in place of lemons or lime juise it will
harmonize with inch stimulants as are neces
sary to take.
Ie the word you will use when you see the
display of royal Wiltons and moquettes at
Groetzinger's, 627 and 629 Penn aye. He
has the finest stock west of New York, and
has many beautiful styles exclusively. You
can form no idea of the large variety of
these carpets unless you go to see them at
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SISTEE SUE'S BDDGET. ,
Resume of tbe Charitable and Rellnlons
Items of the Week.
Susday the vested choir of Emmanuel
Church will make its first appearance at the
Emmanuel Church, Allegheny. An address
Mill be made by Bishop Whitehead.
Friday evening there was a musical and
literary entertainment for the benefit of the
boys at the Newsboys' Home. At its conclusion
a feast ot Ice cream and cake was served,
The managers of the Day Nursery are very
happy over the J1.200 received at their last en
tertainment. The President of the Associa
tion, Mrs. Campbell, is now from home, but in
her absenceMrs. N. Wylie Stevenson will reply
to all questions and accept the contributions
for the Nursery. , ,
The friends of the Fruit and Flower Mission
will not neglect them in this their extremity.
There is great need for contributions in the
line of flowers. Iruits, jellies and everything,
that contributes to the tender care of the sick.
The committee for this month includes Miss
Wood, Miss Paulson, Miss Watson, Miss Reed,
Miss Van Kirk, Miss Pennock, Miss Tug. Con
tributions will be taken up anywhere in tbe
city if the committee be Informed of the place.
The rooms are on Fourth avenue.
Tee first reception of the lady managers of
tbe Sick Diet. Kitchen, Allegheny, was held
Monday afternoon, March i, at Allegheny ave
nue, from 2 to 6 P. M. Tbe receipts from tbo
donations were encouraging, and the attend
ance upon the reception, in spite of tbe in
clement weather, evinced the great Interest all
felt in this new charity. Tbe Reception Com
mittee included Mrs. M. Byllesbv. Mrs. John
McClurg, Mrs. E. L. Miller. Mrs. Henry Ford,
Mrs. Henry Tanner, Miss Lou Guthrie.
The annual meeting of the Pittsburg News
, hoys Home Association was held Thursday af
ternoon. Rev. George T. Purves in the chair.
The report of the Secretary, A. C. Kerr, was
then submitted. Tbo Home has accommoda
tion for about '40 boys, furnishes bed, board and
washing for El 50 per week. There is but onn
empty bed. The receipts from January 1, 1S88,
until March 1, 18S9. were $2,912 J3. and the ex
penditures $4,207 27. Of this $Z500 was spent
in permanent improvements. The result of
the election for the incoming year was as fol
lows: President, Rev. George T. Purves; Vice
Presidents, J. N. Hazelett, Thomas J. Keenan;
Treasurer, Charles E. Speer; Secretary, A. C.
Kerr; Superintendent, T. P. Druitt; directors,
Rev. George T. Purves, Charles Paine, J. T.
Colvln, Benjamin Thaw, A. J. Logan, Thomas
P. Day, Charles A. Porter; managers, J. W.
Drape, Mrs. T. H. Robinson, Dr. W. H. Mer
cur, Mrs. L. H. Patterson, Mrs. R. H. Leoky,
Mrs. C. L. Magee. Mrs. w, A. Magee, Mrs.
Ormsby Philips, Mrs. a. H. Byram, Mrs. C. A.
Nicola, Mrs. X DeHaven, Mrs. J. D. Carson,
Mrs. J. O. Home, Mrs. A. J. Logan, Miss Neil
Stewart, Miss W. N. Craig, Miss Kate C. Mc
Knight, Miss Annie Bowman, Miss Katharine
Shaw, Miss Lide McCreery.
The Lenten season is again upon us, and its
quieter joys, its side lights into the real needs
of the day, its blessed relief from the whirl,
and strain attendant upon upon much of our
social life, is more than acceptable. To tbo
thoughtful soul seeking the higher needs of
mind and heart rather than the material ones
of the body, this season comes with new mean
ing, bringing with it repose and spiritual re
freshment and opportunity for quiet medita
tion that is conducive to Christian growth, if
attended by prayer and self-denial. It
is not characteristic of tbe thoughtful
and devout to speak lightly of this
sacred time. Yet how of ten is heard the care
less and flippant jest that betrays a lack of any
Christian sentiment, or to put it more kindly,
a thoughtlessness that Is hardly excusable in
this land, where every privilege that we enjoy
centers about the gospel light. Formerly the
Roman Catholic and Episcopalian Churches
alone availed themselves of the privilege of
public warship. To-day many others, not of
these, avail themselves of an opportunity for
religious worship. With tbe Lenten season1
comes renewed effort ju all charitable and re
ligious interests. The week jnst gone has
chronicled a long list of deeds done in the name
The1 meeting of tbe lady managers of the
Helping Hand Society, Allegheny, was held
this week at the residence of Mrs. Park Painter,
Ridge avenue, Allegheny. A May Day dance
and party is being planned for May2and3.
The entertainment is to take place in Old City
Hall, and promises to be a social event which
it will certainly be in the hearts of the children
who are to dance about the May pole that is to
be erected in the center of the hall. The
May pole dance is to be followed by the
Swiss dance. This is to delight the
hearts of some of the older chil
dren. Following will be tbe "Buttercup
and daisy" dance, by SO little maidens who will
have their goivns decorated in buttercups and
daisies. The girls cannot have all the honor.
It will be distributed after the next dance,
which will be the "Fisher's Hornpipe," by 15
smill boys in sailor costumes. The last dance
will be the "minuet," under the direction of
Mrs. W. R. Sewell. It will be danced bv 12
children, the children to wear gowns of the
pattern worn by tbe grand French ladies in
historic days. Those having the supervision of
the dances and tbe success of the entertain
ment at heart are Mrs. Park Painter, Mrs.
James A. Chambers. Mrs. Henry Darlington.
Mrs. C. L McKee, Mrs. John Harper, Jr., Miss
Suydam, Miss Guthrie,Mrs. Lewis Dalzell.Mrs.
Walter McCord, Mrs. Alex. Langblin. The
Executive Committee includes Miss Guthrie,
Miss Nlel Stewart,Mlss CualXant.Miss Suydam,
Mrs. C. I. McKee, Miss Robinson, Mrs. Fred
The Young Woman's Christian Associa
tion, East End, held lis annual meeting for the
election of officers in the Y. M. C. A. rooms,
Penn avenue. The attendance was quite large
and tbe meeting an enthusiastic one. The
meeting was presided over by Miss Mary E.
Davison. It was decided to defer the reading
of the reports until their anniversary evening,
which will be March 31. The election of offi
cers resulted as follows: Miss Mary E. Davi
son, President; Mrs. Anna M. Kmgan and Mrs.
Cynthia Negley as Vice Presidents, Mrs. Kin
caid as Secretary, and Mrs. Anna V. Moore as
Treasurer. The three departments. Devo
tional, Industrial and ReHet: The officers of
the association were appointed a committee to
have in charge the Devotional exercises: the
Relief Department will be presided
over by Miss Davison, Mrs. Woods Wilson.
Secretary; Mrs. O. J. Parker, Treasurer; Mis3
Forsythe. Missionary; Industrial School, Mrs.
A. W. Murdoch was made Superintendent:
Mrs. Quincy Scott, Secretary; Mrs. E, M. Bige
low. Treasurer. The special matter of interest
before the association is the purchasing of a
site and the erection of a building largo
enough to include tbe industrial schools now
under the immediate charge of the ladies.
The school meets every Saturday afternoon in
the lecture room of the Emory M. B. Church.
At the anniversary meeting to be held March
31 Rev. King Pendleton, of Hazelwood, will
deliver an address. In the afternoon of tbe
same diy the work of the school will bo put on
inspection, and an interesting programme will
be carried out. The children will go through
the routine of their work for the benefit of
those Interested. Tables will be set, beds
made, floors swept; dishes washed, and food
prepared. At conclusion of it all, the annual
least will be spread for the little ones.
The Dime Mnsenm of Two Centnrles Abo.
London Medical Cl&stlcsJ
At Mr. Croome's, at the sig n of the Shoe
and Slap, near the Hospital Gate, in West
Smithfield, is to be seen
THE'.'frONDEE OP 2TATUBE.
A Girl above Sixteen Years of Age, born in
Cheshire, aud not above Eighteen inches long,
haying-shed her Teeth several Times, and not
a perfect Bone in any Fart of Her, only the
Head, yet she hath all her senses to Admira
tion, and Discourses. Reads very well. Sings,
Whistles, and all very pleasant to hear.
GOO SAYS THE KlNOt
September 4, 1667.
Quite tbe Reverie.
Mrs. Billus John, I had such a funny
dream last night It seemed to me it was
my wedding day, but the bridegroom wasn't
you. He was a man 1 never had seen be
fore a tall, fine-looking
Mr. Billus (who is short and dumpy)
I'll b. hanged if I can see anything funny
in that dream, Maria 1
That Candy-Pall at the Parsonage.
The candy-pan has been put out in the
to cool, and Henry, the family cat.
hal appropriated it as a warm and congenial
icon ifrettiey scati well, brethring,
'a - r'i.
Under the Direction of. .R. M. GTJUCK & CO.
Business Manager.... J....J.A. J. SHEDDEN.
ALL THE WEEK.
Wednesday and Saturday.
The ONLY SPECTACULAR PBODTJC
TION IN THE CITY.
(FIRST TIME HERE)
WILLIAM J. GILMORE'S
Grand Spectacular Triumph,
Eewritten, Arranged and Produced Under
the Management of
CHARLES H. YALE.
Tbe Laughable Coupe.
The Trained Donkeys.
The Monster Dragon.
The Performing Horse.
The Funny Bears.
The Famous Bonfanti.
The Judge Family.
1 he Topsy Turvys.
The Brothers Savinilla,
The Live Cockatoos.
The Policemen and Flirts.
Tbe Delirium Scene.
The European Ballet.
The DozenR of Novelties,
The 535,000 Spectacular.
The mpst elaborate
witnessed in Pitts
The Greatest of Spectacles!
Revised and Embellished Stage Pictures.
Exquisite Harmony and Splendid Colors.
Enchanting Display of Human Loveliness.
Gorgeous Exhibit of Glittering Costumes.
Artistic Offering of Showy Scenic Splendor.
3 GRAND BALLETS 3
5 STARTLING SPECIALTIES 5
3.. FAMOUS, BEAUTIFUL PREMIERS. .3
SO FRESH and PREfTY SECONDES 25
SO CORPS DE BALLET. SO
MT.T.TL MARIE BONFANTI,
Dazzling Costumes and Scenery,
The March of the States.
The Live Cockatoo Ballet.
The Policeman and the Flirts.
The Dance of the Nations.
DRAMA. Impressing the Mind.
COMEDY, Provoking Laughter.
BALLET, Bewildering the feenses.
BURLESQUE, Exciting the Ludicrous.
COSTUMES, Dazzling the Vision.
SCENERY, Enchanting tbe Sight
EQUILIBRISTS,Astonishing the Wonderful.
CLOWNS, Delighting the Humorous.
DO NOT FAIL TO TAKE THE CHILDREN!
Regular Bijou Prices, 75, 50 and 25c.
C3-BOX OFFICE OPEN DAILY,
8 A. 2f. to 11 p. jr.
NextWcek-EMMA ABBOTT OPERA CO.
HINTS FOR PASSENGERS TO
A pretty little book containing them pre
sented free on application in person or by F. C.
MAX SHAMBERG & CO.,
Representatives of the Nord DeutscberLloyd,
627 Smithfleld St.. Pittsburg, Pa. f el2-91-WSu
Morphine and TFliUby Habits pain
lessly cured. Treatment Hut on trial
free. Confldentlallv address 1. T
I KitAMEIt, Bee., Box UFytK. led.
Entire Stock Must be Closed Out by
April I, Regardless of Cost.
Library, Hall, Vase, Piano and Banquet Lamps. Dinner, Tea,
Toilet Sets. Vases, Bric-a-Brac, Bich Cut and Pressed Glassioare.
D.TAYLOR &c CO.
Opposite Smithfield street.
When Making Your Purchases, and by Doing So
Tou Will Save Money.
This can only be done by purchasing of a good, reliable firm, and we have that repu
tation. Having it, wo are bound to keep it. Our prices are the lowest and all bur goods
are recommended. So it will pay yon well to deal with ns.
NOW IS YOUR TIME TO BUY
As there is bnt very little time now. left before the busy season starts. Come now and
make your selections. By paying a small amount down, yon know that we will pack the
goods and store them for you without it costing you a cent. Besides that, you now have
the choice of all the newest and best patterns and designs in the house, and it is full of
them. Hnrry, now. and get the attention paid you that cannot be given when we haye
Lovely New Parlor Suits.
Elegant New Bedroom Suits.
New Carpets. New Rugs.'
New Druggets. New Goods
Everything new from the highest to the lowest, and don't forget that anything in
our house can be bought either for
CASH OK VERY EASY PAYMENTS.
HOPPER BROS. & CO.,
307 WOOD STREET, BET. THIRD AND FOURTH AYES.
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE "NEW HIGH ARM" DAWS SEWING MACHINE.
Passonger Elevator. Ope Saturdays TJxatll lO o'oloolc. -J
, mblO-wTsu ,
T3IJ0U THEATER-NEXT WEEK.
COMMENCING MARCH 18.
Matinees WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY.
SALE OF SEATS, THURSDAY, MARCH H.
Engagement of the FAMOUS EMMA
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GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY.
Largest, strongest and only successful English
Opera Company in America. With the follow
ing popular artists:
Abbott, Annandale, Bertlnl, Fricke, Monte
griffe, Michelena, Pruette, Broderick, Allen,
GRAND CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA.
In this brilliant and varied repertoire:
Monday Night and Saturday Matinee,
First time in Pittsburg,
Gilbert & Sullivan's latest and greatest success,
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD;
or, Tbo Merryman and His'Maid.
Tbe sensation of two Continents!
Humorous, nniqne, melodious.
Ehma Abbott and entire company.
Balfe's Sparking Opera,
ROSE OF CASTILE.
Emma Abbott as Queen of Spain
Entire company, enchanting music, gorgeous
costumes and scenic effects.
Wednesday I Prices, 75c, 60c and 25c
Matinee. Two Prime Donna and entire
Revival of the charming opera,
CHIMES OF NORMANDY.
Wednesday Donizetti's most brilliant
LUCIA, BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR.
Emma Abbott and entire company In cast.
Thubsday, Emma Abbott as "Leonora," In
Verdi's grand opera,
Friday, Bellini's masterwork,
Emma Abbott and entire company.
Satubday I Emma Abbott will sing at the
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD.
Satubday I Abbott as Abune.
Balfe's melodious opera,
Emma Abbott and entire company in cast.
E.D. WHT Lessee and Manager.
Commencing To-Morrow Night. Sat-
urday Matinee Only.
Farewell joint appearances of the comedians
WM. H. CRANE,
And Their Company, Presenting
BRONBON HOWARD'S GREAT COMEDY,
Mr. Robson, as...
Mr. Crane, as
, "Bertie, the Lamb."
It will not do to inquire too closely into the
wty in which some of the American millionaires
have amassed wealth. Strange stories are told
of men so grasping that they stopped at noth
ing, even to the ruining of their own sons.
When I saw Mr. Howard Bronson's clever play,
"Tbe Henrietta," in which he portrays a son so
madly engrossed by the excitement of gambling
on the Stoctc Exchange as to try and absorb his
father's millions, I thought the picture was
overdrawn. Americans, however, told me that
the case was historical, but with the characters
reversed, which made it still more odious.
Max O'Bell's Impressions of America.
ORIGLNAL SCENERY. PROPERTIES, MU
SIC, DRESSES, ETC.
Act i The Giant and the Lamb.
ACT 2. A Packet of Letters.
Act ?. Bulls, Bears and the Tiger.
Act 4 These Money Transactions, These
Speculations In Life and Death.
PRICES Parquet and first two rows of Cir
cle, $1 60: balance of Parquet Circle, SI 00; first
two rows of Dress Circle, 16c: balance, 50c; gal
lery, 25c. Matinee, night prices.
March 18 Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence.
947 LIBERTY STREET.
WeeK CommeDciDg Monday, lar&h 1L 11' '
EVERY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
Farewell Tour of r -
Mr. James .H. Walli,
And His Celebrated Four-footed Footlight Favorites, -Safer, t
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
, J Matinee, ioc;
1 I Night, toc;
MarchlS-'-KEEP IT 0OAJRJK."
Bfflj Hans' ADademy.
Monday Evening, March 11.
Matinees: TnesfaLMay & Saturday.
Frank H. White.
Mullen & Magee.
Fish &. Ralston.
Monday, Marcb 18 The Irwin Bros.' Big
Specialty Company. mhl0-13
3 Pieces, $12.
BC11Sj SPRING STOCK shades.
S2 75. IS -HERE. kuqs
A STRONG 1
$1 98.. . Y0IJ,RE .. .
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ORDER THE GOODS
THEM FOR YOU
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LOOKERS ARE INVITED TO CALL AND SEE ODR NEW STOCK. I
63' Srriithfteld St. BBBt
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
Reserved Seats, 15c and 20c.
Reserved Seats, 15c and 25c
JOHN W. O'BRIEN Proprietor
JOHN W. FLOCKER. Manager
Week of March 11
HEATH & DEROSSETT,
Champion Brill Artists.
BM1TH & CARROT, Sketch.
T. J. HEFRON. Pittsburg's Favorite.
FORD BR0THER8. In Their Champion Clog:
Kennedy & Mactc. Ed. McDonald. Georga
Calaban, Rosa, the Bearded Lady, Fiji Jim A
Coming, March 18, Paul Boyton. mhS-64
P. G. REINEMAN,
S2 AND 51 SIXTH STREET.
Headquarters for Costumes of all descriptions,
for hire at reasonable prices.
del6-3n ' F. G. REINEMAN.
Walter J. Osborne. KichabdUarbows.
BARROWS &. OSBORNE
SO Diamond street.
Telephone No. 8U
FROM 50c TO
WE NAME THB"
NOW. WE'LL STORBl
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