Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 17, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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To Be Almost Entirely of Glass on
the Fifth lvenue Front,
Anlhcient Laaujnark Back of the Court
House, to Be .Displaced.
' A famous old landmark on Fifth avenue
extension is about to be displaced. The
'little square,'' 'or triangular piece of prop
erty at the intersection of Fifth and Old
avenues, "right under the shadow of the
aplendid Court House, is about to be razed,
and in its steada magnificent business block
will be erected.
The property is owned by K. T. McGeagh,
a business man who occupies one of the
stores in the block. The latter runs from
228 to 236 Fifth avenue, and on account of
its odd appearance is a familiar place to
nearly every resident of that upper portion
of the city. Four of the buildings in the
block are only one-storied structures. In
one of the latter there lived since the square
was put up, a familiar figure, known as
"The Little 'Woman." She was only about
four and one-half feet in height and was ,
who bought things in her store. She died
several years ago, leaving behind her a
great amount of money.
The square was built when Fifth avenue
n-ac nnt tli mm.li frnm thft Court House to
9P" where Old avenue ran into Chatham- street.
where that part or i xlta avenue now is was
then a vacant lot, where some of the present
county and city officials built bonfires of
stolen barrels and wagon wheels.
Before the avenue was cut through all
travel went out via Old avenue, from Dia
mond street. Old avenue was then known
as Pennsylvania avenue and the "Fourth
street road." Forbes street was not then
cut through to Boyd street, and all the
traffic to East Liberty went via Fifth or
Penn avenues.
After Fifth avenue had been cut through
from Old avenue to the Court House, the.
avenue cars were put on, and the event was
made a celebration by the people . of the
neighborhood. The car line then only ran
to Soho hill, and the few crippled horses
the company owned were stabled back of
the Belief Engine House, near Van Braam
The new structure to be erected on the
side of the triangle will be a four-storied,
brick and glass business block. The first
floor will be used for stores and the upper
portion for offices and dwellings. The
three storied brick house at the comer of
Tunnel street will be remodeled to suit the
other buildings. The top floor of the
wholesquare will probably be ocqupied by
a photographer. The fronts of the build
ings on Fifth avenue, will be almost en
tirely of glass.
lde Cheaney, of Texas, Tells How 3,000
Majority Grew to 90,000.
Elder Josephus Cheaney, the little Texan
with red beard and large persuasive pow
ers, who has been lecturing for prohibition
in this section, and who speaks at the
Opera House to-night, is a man of more
than Lone Star experience. He has been
inthe temperance i work for 35 years, hail
been to Europe twice, and, in the "West,
has been interviewed with eggs, by people
who liked personal liberty better than cold
water. He is called the "Little Giant of
In several Southern States, Elder Cheaney
says, a majority of the people in a given
community can remonstrate away all
licenses and all saloons, the women's voices
counting for just as much as the men's. In
Texas.- he- adds, prohibition was recently
defeated by about 3,000 majority; but its
opponents, with their hands on the whisky
beating pulse in other States, figured it up
to only 90,000.
Pittsburg Is, the Only City Where a Ganger
w Is Employed.
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abolish iis office will not pass in the Legist)
lature. He says the oil men who do not
wjsh to have their oil gauged are back of
the measure.
Joseph W. Craig, in speaking of the bill
yesterday, said that Pittsburg is the only
city in "the State where a ganger is em
ployed. J-Ihey can do business in any other
city in Pennsylvania without hoving to pay
a tax on it, and the oil men of Pittsburg are
discriminated against.
Plucky OBleer Gray Dispersed the Crowd
and Secured Two Men.
John Nolan and William Campbell got
into a fight last night on Penn avenue, de
laying the cable cars. Sergeant Gray was
passing, and arrested both men after an ex
citing struggle.
On the way to the station house John
Williams struck the officer on the back of
the head. Gray grabbed Williams, but
three men were too many for one to handle,
and Campbell managed to escape.
'Depot Master Johnston Has Decided to
Become c Conductor.
. Joe Johnston, who for a number of years
has been the night depot master at the
Union station, has decided to give up his
old position and .become a passenger con
ductor. He will leave for Philadelphia this
morning to attend the ticket punchers'
school for a week or so preparatory to pass
ing his examination. He is a valuable man
in any position, and whether master or con
ductor he will always do efficient work."
A Terrible Tnmble.
Willie Carnahan, the 3-year-old son of
Mr. Carnahan, who resides on Ann street
near Seneca, fell from the roof of the house
to the pavement yesterday morning, a
distance of about 30 feet. No bones were
broken.but it is feared the child has suffered
internal injuries. The little boy had opened
the window and climbed out on the roof.
Badly Used Up.
Martin Stark, while stealing a cide on a
West End car yesterday afternoon, fell off
at Penn avenue and Fourth street and was
run over. His right leg was broken in two
places and the knee cap of the left leg was
knocked ont of place. He is only 8 rears
Mr. Westlnshonse Denies It.
As conjectured in yesterday morning's
Dispatch, Mr. George Westinghouse, Jr.,
emphatically denies the rumor that he has
sold the right of all his patents in Great
Britain for 52,000,000.
B. & O. Offices to be Moved.
The Baltimore and Ohio freight offices
will be removed shortly to the new depot,
jwhere they will be located temporarily.
rThe company has made arrangements to
I open a general freight office on Fifth avenue.
How a Sick and Unknown Woman's Home
Was Located Thronjth Her Utile
(Daughter's Childish Prattle.
"Yesterday afternoon a lady passenger on
a Birmingham car fell to the floor from a
stroke of epilepsy. She had in her lap a
little girl, so much of a baby yet that she
could not talk plainly. The child rolled
across the aisle, bumping her head violent
ly against the seat.
The car was stopped and both mother and
child taken into a store near the corner of
Twentieth street A little soothing soon
quieted the child. The mother was uncon
scious, and a doctor arriving presently was
keptbusv half1 an hour before he could
bring her back to consciousness.
In the meantime efforts were heing made
to get at the identity of the woman. She
was rather elegantly dressed, but had no
purse or anything in her pocket which gave
the slightest clew. There was some loose
change there, and that was all. Then re
sort was had to the baby, although her
childish 'prattle was -scarcely intelligible
language. She was asked if she wanted to
go home. A quick nod oT the head followed
in the affirmative. Did the big horses take
littl "Froosie" home? Anothernod in the
negative. Then to the door she was taken
and shown the,river. "Was papa's house
right beside the water?
That seemed to brighten up "Froosie."
She studied deeply for a moment and then
pointed slyly up toward the hill, took her
other hand away from her mouth, and said,
in the drollest kind of a way.
"Papa,timbs tup steps. Froosie meets
him at top."
Then they got her to describe her play
ground. She did it so accurately that those
present located the house on a certain street
on the hillside at the head of Twenty-third
street. A school girl, dropping in that mo
ment, corroborated this, .and said the
woman's name was Mrs. Slocum, and that
she lived up on the hill near Twenty-third
Saves the Llfis of a Little Girl Oat Peon
ATenne Yesterday.
About 3:30 yesterday afternoon a 2-year-old
girl crossing Penn avenue at Twenty
sixth street, in order to escape from being
run over by a wagon, stepped on the other
track immediately In front of cable car No.
204. She had evidently not seen the car,
which was "going at full speed.
The child was not visible a moment be
fore her sudden appearance on the track.
The gripman, the very instant he saw the
situation, reversed his lever, but too late to
stop the car before the misnamed ''cow
catcher" had thrown the child down. She
was dragged violently a foot or two, but the
car was at last stopped. The conductor
ran forward and extricated the child, hav
ing to use some force in drawing her out
from the position into which her little body
was jammed. Great was the delight of the
passengers to see the child able to stand up
on the sidewalk and begin to cry. The
gripman particularly deserves the greatest
credit for his quickness and presence" of
Programme of This Evening's Mass Meeting
at the Grand Opera House.
The third union gospel temperance meet
ing of the Gospel Temperance Union No. 1,
Order of Good Templars, Murphy Associa
tion and Sons of Temperance will be held
in the Grand Opera Honse this evening,
commencing at7:30 o'clock. Captain Barbour
will conduct the meeting.
Bev. Josephus Cheaney, of Pallas, Tex.,
highly commended as an eloquent, enthu
siastic orator, will address the people. A
choice choir, under the leadership of John
Shook, Esq., and'Hrs. William Stuckroth,
will furnish the music. The audience is ex
pected to assist in the singing.
Pledge signing'' is he object of all these
meetings. Eloquent speakers may be ex
pected every Sunday night during the next
three months. Admission free.
The Many Narrow Escapes of the Cable
Road Track Walkers.
The men who are employed as track
walkers on the cable roads have a tough
time of it. They have to be so constantly
on the lookout for cars and vehicles that
their lives and limbs are , always in
jeopardy. ,
"I had just six narrow escapes to-day,"
said one of them to the reporter yesterday.
"Twice I fell just as a cable car came down
the hill. My paid here pulled me put
within an inch of the car guards. The
other times I was hemmed in between
wagons and kicking horses. Xou see, our
orders prevent us from leaving the car
The Woman's Recovery From Injuries a
Blatter of Doubt. '"
While maddened with liquor Patrick
Christy gave his sister, Mrs. P. Diamond, a
terrible beating at her home, in Shousetown,
day before yesterday. She was rendered
unconscious. The physicians say her re
coveryis a matter of doubt. Her brother-in-law,
while trying to rescue her, was also
assaulted by Christy, but not seriously hurt.
Mrs. Diamond's injuries are internal.
Christy was followed to the Sonthside by
a constable, who had Policeman Murphy ar
rest him. He is now in jail and Mr. Dia
mond has lodged an information before Al
derman Succop against him for aggravated
assault and battery.
The Joe B. Williams Bought by J. D. Either
Yesterday, for 329,150.
The towboat Joe B. Williams was sold
by United States Marshal Cross, in Louis
ville, yesterday afternoon to J. D. Bisher,
of Pittsburg, for 29.150. This sale was
made to satisfy an attachment for 516,709 80,
taken out by M. Nippert & Co. against the
Grand Lake Coal Company, ot Pittsburg,
the vessel's o'wners.
Other claims were filed against her,
amounting in all, with fees and costs, to
24,870. The boat was the finest of the kind
on the river.
Thomas SI. Has Nothing; to Say Abont His
Old B. fc O. Position.
Thomas M. King was in the city yester
day looking alter the affairs of the Junc
tion road, of which he is President. When
asked if he would return to the B. & O.
management he had nothing to say, neither
affirming or denying the fact.
It is the general opinion of local railroad
men that he could have his old position if
he wanted it, and the chances are that later
on he will be one of the B. & O. managers.
I.aw and Order Cases.
Alderman Carlisle" yesterday held Paul
Lochner in $1,000 for court to answer the
charge of selling liquor to minors. Decision
was reserved in the case of John Benkart,
charged with selling liquor to minors and
without a license.
Young Men on Prohibition.
A regular meeting of St. Augustine's
young Men's Literary Society will be held
to-morrow night, when there will be a dis
cussion of the question, ".Resolved, That
prohibition is good for the people."
Dr. B. M. Hakka. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Pens
street, Pittsburg, Pa, s&su
How and Where the License Tribunal
Will Begin To-Morrow.
Many Attorneys of Opinion That There
Will he Fewer Grants.
The all-important question about the
Court House yesterday was, "Where, will
the License Court be held, and what Judges
are to sit in it?" The first part of the ques
tion was answered late in the afternoon.
The court will be held, opening at 9:30 A.
M., in the extra court room, corner of Grant
and Diamond streets, second floor.
This only made matters worse, and the
speculation as to what Judges would sit
grew more earnest That Judge White will
be there, is set down as a certainty, but
whether he will be assisted oy Judge Magee
is a matter of conjecture. Some attorneys
are of the opinion that Judge White will
handle tie matter alone.
Criminal Court is to be kept going, but
whether it will be presided ova by Judge
Magee or one of the Judges fronr Common
Pleas N6. 1, is a thing that cannot yet be
told. Judge Ewing will take charge of
Common Pleas Ko. 2.
Judges Ewing and Magee had a confer
ence yesterday morning, and the inference
was drawn that they were discussing the
License Court matter.
Some of the leading attorneys at the bar
are open in their opinion that the list of
licenses granted last year will not be en
larged upon, bnt will, if anything, be cut
down. The opinion seems to be general
that a number of last year's successful ap
plicants will fail to pass muster this year,
as the Judges have been "keeping a sharp
eye upon them and know where the law has
been abused.
The plan of action of the Law and Order
League has not yet been made public; but
it is thought that they will make eeneral
objections to every applicant, and will par
ticularly oppose such brewers as are known
to have sold to disorderly houses and places
that were running without license.
The Law Students' Association seems to
have caught tbe License Court fever, and at
their meeting on Saturday next will hold a
License Court, with W. D. Moore, Esq.,
acting as Judge.
In connection with Judge White's, sen
tence of Mr. McMinneman and ielease of
Mrs. McMinneman, as fortune tellers the
other day, a good story is told that is
apropos, now that License Court is impend
ing. Mrs. McMinneman, as is now as
serted,stated to tha Conrt her implicit belief
in her powers, and said that her predictions
had been frequently verified; in fact, more
often came true than failed. She also stated
that last year she told manyliauor dealers
what the fate of their applications for
license would be, and that her prognostica
tions had been verified. She also stated
that she had cast the horoscope in the pres
ent case, and knew (or some time what her
sentence would be.
It seems the lawyers harbor no ill feeling
for her efforts in taking away their clients.
One would scarce suppossvthat an applicant
for license to sell liquor would fee both a
fortune teller and a lawyer, for what would
be the use of a lawyer if you knew the re
sult beforehand.
A. J. -Burbank, of the Eighteenth ward,
called at this office yesterday to say that
the newspapers had made a mistake. when
they said there were remonstrances filed in
court against only one applicant for liquor
license in that ward. Remonstrances were
pnt in against two applicants, one of whom
is Councilman N. C. Dwyer. . .He wasre
fused a license last year, and the scorching
investigation Judge White subjected him
to at that time is posted on the face of the
remonstrance against him now. This docu
ment is signed by 83 persons, and says:
The applicant is not a good citizen, in that he
has been a violator of the license law, and is
delinquent in the payment of proper license
fees. The house has been closed for a year.
The house has not the requisite number of
rooms for hotel accommodations. Since it has
been closed there has been less drunkenness
and disorderly conduct in the neighborhood.
The United States Sends Its Through Bnsl.
ness Over the P. fc W.
Yesterday Collectors Barr and Bigelow
received notice from the Government that
after April 1 all moneys will be shipped by
way of the United States Express.
Mr. J. D. Zimmerman, the agent of the
company, said yesterday that the United
States would still continue to carry their
through business over the Pittsburg and
Western road. The Wells-Fargo merely
absorbed the Pittsburg . and Western local
business, which was formerly handled by
the United States for the latter company on
a terminal basis.
General Superintendent Snyder, of
Newark; was in the city yesterday. Mr.
Snyder said that the United States has been
extending its Western territory. Becently
they entered Denver, Colorado Springs and
other Western points. The company also
operates over the Northern Pacific and
Denver and Bio Grande railroads.
The Sllrer-Tongned Catholic Orator May
"bent Si. Paul's Again.
It is rumored in Catholic circles that
Bev. Francis P. Ward, who was formerly
one of the priests at St Paul's Cathedral,
but who is now professpr of Greek and Latin
at Mount St Mary's Seminary, atEmmetts
burg, Md., is to be sent back, "to the Cath
edral to take the place made vacant by the
transfer of Father Graham to Latrobe.
This is good news to Father Ward's
many friends in the city who would be glad
to see him come back. HS is expected at
the Cathedral about the time of the mission,
in April, and will probably receive orders
to stay there. He was considered the silver
tongued Catholic orator of the city when he
went away.
Beady for Business.
The Councils of Knoxville and Beltz
hoover boroughs have met during the past
week and organized for the year. W. J.
Hunter will officiate as Burgess in Knox
ville and James Barr will, fill that office in
Beltzhoover. The Council in Knoxville
has decided to make some improvements on
their streets, and have made arrangements
'for better light in the borough.
One of tbe Itlonon's Lessees.
Mr. W. S. Anderson, of the Continental
Hotel, Philadelphia, one of the new lessees
of the Monongahela House, was in the city
yesterdav and left for the Easi again last
night He will return to Pittsburg in the
latter part of the week to remain Here per
manently. Food Commissioner' Report,
The report by Dr. Kewlon, Food Commis
sioner of New Jersey, assisted by Prof.
Cornwall, of Princeton College, shows that
the acid phosphate powder so well known in
this section (Bumford Yeast Powder), is
stronger than the best of the high-priced
cream tartar powders; Regarding the
healthfulness of the acid phosphate, the
conclusions are, that it is perfectly health
ful., and well adapted for a 'baking powder.
This corroborates the opinions heretofore
expressed by other prominent physicians
and chemists throughout this country and
Europe. t j
Two Poker Rooms Raided and the Proprle.
tors Arrested.
Lieutenant Booker, last night about 10
o'clock, with a squad of men raided a poker
room in the West End. The place was the
house of Louis Gimble, at No. 178 Wabash
avenue, near the West End car stables. A
number of players were engaged in the game
of poker, but they were allowed to go,
'Gimble being the only one arrested.
The tables and the paraphernalia of the
game wece taken to the Thirty-sixth ward
station, where Gimble was locked up for a
hearing to-day.
A poker room on Edwards alley, South
side, was raided last night, and the proprie
tor. Andrew Krepps, and six players were
locked up in the Twenty-eighth ward sta
tion house. About 10 o'clock Inspector
McKelvy, Captain Stewart and Special Of
ficers Kelly and Coslett went to the house
on Edwards alley, between South Twentieth
and Twenty-first streets, and entered the
room. The'tnen were playing poker at a
table. The officers gave the men an oppor
tunity to "cash in" and then placed them
under arrest. -'
' All the paraphernalia tras' taken to the
station house. The men. gave the names of
Peter Felix, Johnston' Jones, George Page,
John Blacken, Jacob Diehl and Joseph
jSchotts. Tbe plavers complained when they
were not released on their own recognizance,
as they claimed is the custom in the city.
Captain Stewart cave orders that they could
be released on $30 forfeits. At 11 o'clock
they were still in the station house.
The Event to be Commemorated In Three
Services To-Day.
The new Welsh Presbyterian Church,
corne? Second avenue and Cherry alley,
will be dedicated to-day with three solemn
and interesting ceremonies, at 10, 2 and 6.30
o'clock The church is built of brick, with
stone trimmings. Its interior is handsomely
finished in oak, with stained glass windows,
and has a seating capacity of 350. Its
dimensions are 37x72 feet The cost was
The congregation was organized in 1833,
and. after first undergoing a severe strug
gle for existence, it has, after many trials,
attained its present prosperity. It now
has 350 members. Bev. T. C. Davis is its
pastor, and will conduct the first services
this morning. There will be three services
to-day. All the sermons but one will berfo.
the Welsh language. Bev. F. B. Farrard's
afternoon discourse will be in English. The
other speakers, besides the pastor, will be
Bev. Hugh Davis, of Wilkesbarre, and
Bev. H. P. .Howells, D. D., of Columbus.
An Allegheny Man Has a Narrow Escape
From Death.
William H. Yeagle, a young salesman
employed at George W. Hubley's store on"
Ohio street, Allegheny, had a narrow
escape from death last evening. He entered
A. B. Hughes' barber shop about 7 o'clock
and passed to the rear to take a bath. About
an hour later it was announced in the shop
that the man had taken a fit The persons
in the shop at once went to his assistance
and fonnd him lying on the floor in an un
conscious condition. The patrol wagon was
called and Dr. Cole was summoned. All
efforts to restore him to consciousness were
fruitless and he was taken to the Allegheny
General Hospital.
About 10 o'clock he recovered sufficiently
to tell his name and residence. He will be
removed to his home on Perrysville avenue
this morning. '
A Iiad Who Is Alleged to Have Bobbed Bis
Father Is Arrested.
Officer Hugh Madison last night arrested
Daniel Shaughnesss, a boy about 18 years
of age, on the chargeof stealing money from
his father. Mr. Shaughnessy; who lives at
No. 265 Webster avenue, reported to the
police yesterday that his son had stolen $160
from him. A description of the boy was
given and resulted in his arrest last night at
the corner of Eighteenth street and Spring
The boy was taken to. -Central station and
locked np. In his "pockets were found
$142 60 ot the alleged stolen money. He
Will be j-iven a hearing to-day.
Coal Operators Trying; to Retrieve Some of
Their Losses.
Fine weather and'plenty of water is keep
in tr the river men in a trood humor. As fast
as the boats come in with tows of empties,.
they are ready to go out with new shipments
of coal.
Yesteiday there was over nine feet of
water, and the Percy Kelsy.Enterprise with
12 barees, Diamond, Charley Brown, Coal
City, Fred Wilson, Hornet, and Pacific
started for Cincinnati, Louisville and other
Southern ports. The packetstup and down
the river are doing a good business.
A Pittsburg Commercial Traveler Subdued
Up In Clearfield County.
J. B. Miller, traveling salesman for John
Fuller-ton & Son, wholesale tobacco and
cigars, Pittsburg, was assaulted and robbed
by three higwaymen Friday evening, mid
waybetween Punxsutawney and Bochester
Mills, Clearfield county. He. was on horse
back, and it was in a lonely field.
The robbers took $200 of tbe firm's money
from Miller. He is the second drummer
robbed at that place.
Little Maggie Melville Has No One to Claim
Her ns a Relative.
Little Maggie Melville is still homeless.
The police cannot find her relatives here.
The aunt who sent her from Cleveland yes
terday sent to the police this letter:
I have shared my home and earnings with my
niece since the death of her mother, which was
caused by tbe desertion of her husband, and
who in turn left his little daughter alone to the
cold charties of the world. But X am no longer
able to provide for her.
The Appellants In the Oleo Cases to be
XSund Again.
Attorney Yost says he proposes to prose
cute all the restaurant keepers who have
appealed from the Alderman's decision in
the oleo cases, and who are still using the
bogus butter.
He does not believe they have any right
to continue the sale of the article.
Disappeared From Home.
Laura Paulsen, a domestic employed by
Mr. N. E. Megraw, on Twenty-sixth street,
has disappeared from her home. She was
ill and without money at the time of her
disappearance. The girl was from Taren
turn and has no friends in this city.
He Got a Thrashing, Too.
Contractor Scanlon, of Shadyside, is
charged with assault and battery. Joseph
Freil worked a week, for him, and last Sat
urday went to Scanlon's house to get his
pay. Tbe contractor paid the money and
thrashed Freil in the bargain, so the latter
Tho C. fc A. Ahead.
As usual the Pennsylvania road is out
with a circular of instructions to its agents
concerning the new inter-State amend,
ments. They claim it is the first of the
kind, and it wonld be if the Chicago and
Alton was not ahead of them by a few days.
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Or a Glance at the Progress of Astro
nomical Photography.
Of the Wonders Worked With thefJamera
Since Art Began.
University Hall was crowded yesterday
afternoon with learned men and women on
Pittsburg and Allegheny, to hear the
lecture on "Astronomy, or Celestial Pho
tography," by Prof. J. A. Brashear the
well-known student of the stars and manu,
facturer of astronomical instruments.
In beginning his lecture Prof. Brashear
gave an outline of the discovery of pho
tography, especially that part relating to
celestial objects. He exhibited photographs
and drawings of the sun', stars, moon,
eclipses, etc., and as usual, indulged in but
very few technical phrases. Among many
other good things, he said these:
Adam was tbe first man ever photographed.
You may not believe it; but I have reasoned
it out and see a great similarity between our
piesent photographic process and his being.
His skin was tanned brown by the sun, like the
action of light on the film 'ot photograph
plates of ourselves. If you pour a. solution of
nitrate of silver on a piece of paper, you will
turn it a light brown. Then it assum'esa
darker brown, and gradually changes to black.
In the early days of photography it required
an exposure of about eight hours to take a
landscape. The discovery of Iodine ot bromide
hastened tbe matter so that a good picture
could be taken in 20 minutes. At that time,
when takiag pictures of people, they had to
'keep the eyes closed,
as they could not keep thenfopen and look so
steadily for that length of time. Dr. John
Draper took the first picture of a human face.
The first picture of the moon was not like the
pictures of to-day. In his report to tbe New
York Academy of Sciences he said that, after
an hour's exposure, he had a good picture of
tbe outlines of the moon, and could define the
plains on its surface. I think Dr. tiearle and
Prof. Wendell took the first picture of the
stars. It was d on e at Cambridge with a 15-inch
aperture telescope.
To take np celestial photography in a scienti
fic way, 1 may start out,by saying that Mr.
Butherford, who was an authority on stellar
spectum photography, found it impossible to
take a pood picture with the ordinary tele
scope. The latter was not at that time adapted
to taking views of the heavens on account of
Its construction. The focus was not in the
proper position; but this has since been
remedied. In the great telescope at tbe Lick
Observatory, instead of having the focus at
the eye-piece another lens has been inserted,
which does the work required.
Instead of having an exposure of eight
hours, we now can take a photograph in one
two-hundred-and-fiftieth part, of a second,
and it is as good a picture as any one could
want. In one second we can get a good picture
of the moon, and it would be a better Yiew than
you could see with the nnaided eye.
At the congress recently held at Paris ar
rangements were made to go at the work sys
tematically, and in a short time we will have a
systematic research of the heavens that no
human eye could see. ,
The difference between the view with the
naked eye and the photograph is that the latter
is cumulative. If we look at the stars with
the naked eye, the longer we look the less we
see. Tbe eye crows weary and the objects we
look at become dimmer and dimmer, until we
losehem altogether. The light of a star is so
faint that it cannot always fall steadily on the
eye. but It can fall and be readily seen on the
photographer's plate. Each little ray of light
that falls on tbe plate stays there. The human
eye could never see them; but the photographer
with a telescope could.
In photographing stars it is absolutely nec
essary to fix the telescope on one particular
star in order to get a good picture of the
others. It is very likely that in a very short
time we will get the whole heavens charted.
Prof, dickering expects to have it done in
four years. -We then .expect ,to be able to
accurately measure the distance of stars. The
records will be preserved, and f uture astrono
mers may know where to find them. This is
tbe reason why so many men are devoting
their time and attention to the study of
We are able to photograph, by the sun, the
sun Itself, and whatever substances are burn
ing on it. We are trying to find out the com
position of the sun, stars, etx, and can only do
it by comparison.
The professor continued his lecture by ex
hibiting a number of photographs and
sketches, taken and made by himself, of the
last solar eclipse.
Dr. Adolph Koenig, Professor of Botany
of the Pittsburg School of Pharmacy, next
lectured on, "Botany." His talk was in
structive and pleasing, and was listened to
very attentively by the audience. He said:
The term biology is applied to the science of
life. This comes under two heads botany and
zoology. Botany, as you all know, treats of the
natural history of the vegetable kingdom.
Zoology treats of the natural history of the
animal kingdom. It is very difficult
to distinguish between them in some of their
forms. It is impossible in such cases to decide
which organism is a plant and which is an
animal. The lowest form of animals and plants
consists only of a cell.
The vegetable kingdom in general stands be
tween the mineral and animal kingdoms.
Some plants of each nourish from organize!
matter. Most them produce organized matter
for others to subsist upon. They produce not
only nourishing food, but plants for medicinal
purposes. They also produce oxygen, without
wuiuu nu iiuuaii uerag can exist.
Tbe Moot Conrt, After Due Preparation,
Sailers on a 'Phone's Account.
The young men belonging to the Moot
Court Association were unfortunate yester
day. The case of a man who fell into a
ditch out at Millvale was set for trial, and,
after all the witnesses, doctors, etc., were on
hand, it was found that the case could not
go on for want of the Judge. It was un
fortunate in many ways, as, among other
things, the court had been put to the ex
pense of getting a diagram made of the
ditch into which the 'unfortunate man fell.
Of course the witnesses are all right, as the
cotfnty must pay their fees in any event,1"
but all are not so fortunate.
Walter Lyon, Esq.. was the Judce wlio
failed to come to time, and some of his po
litical opponents were ungenerous enough
to insinuate that the cause of his non-ap-
nearance was that his ear was clued to a
telephone" receiver, and- that at the other
end of the line the junior Senator of Penn
sylvania was discoursing in dulcet tones.
A Fight In a Fifth Avenue House Tbnt Was
Closed br Chief Brown.
About 13:15 o'clock last night a row oc
curred in the honse of Susie Parker, at the
corner of Fifth avenue and Tunnel street.
One of the combatants was thrown against a
glass window in the front of the house and
was badly cut. His hand went through the
glass and the man was severely injured.
Thejproprietress closed the place and when
the police arrived everything was quiet.
Chief Brown ordered this house closed nn
about a month ago. Since theri the inmates.
nave uccu tutc.
Lack of Appreciation.
The Commercial Department Alumni As
sociation of the Pittsburg Central High
School Is trying to get into shape to hold a
reunion at the end of the present school
year. The affair is progressing but slowly,
owing to the indifference of graduates of the
FoundDead In His Cell.
James McOarrigle, who was found drunk
on Smithfield street, about one o'clock yes
terday morning, was found dead in his cell
In the morning. He was 35 years of age,
single and lived with his mother in Cherry
alley.- He was not a habitual drunkard.
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Pittsburg- Firms Will Not Do Business
With iho Western Manufacturers
Soma Interviews In Odd Contrast.
The indications are that Carnegie Bros.
& Co. will not enter into any combination
with Western steel rail manufacturers for
the formation of a trust or syndi
cate. .One of the leading members of
the firm was seen yesterday and
said "we ' are perfectly satisfied with
our business and do not care to enter into
any combination; in fact, there is no neces
sity for it I have seen Messrs. Smith and
Forsyth. They are here on a visit and I do
not know their object. Mr. Smith repre
sents the Joliet steel mill, and Mr. Forsyth
the Union Steel Company, of Chicago.
Both of these mills are idle now, and these
gentlemen have nothing else to do. They
probably came here to see what business
the Edgar Thomson works had, and are
merely looking around. They might want
the Carnegie firm in the proposed combina
tion, but they will not get us in."
A Dispatch reporter saw Messrs. Smith
and Forsyth at the Hotel Duquesne last
evening. They were in consultation with
Mr. Hemphill, of the Allegheny Bessemer
Steel Company, and others, but had very
little to say when asked the purpose of tbe
meeting. Mr. Smith said: "Ihave told you
all I know. Ask Mr. Forsyth for any
further information."
.Mr. Forsyth said: "I have nothing to say.
Ask Mr. HemphilL"
Mr. Hemphill said: "We have just com
pleted the work of putting down the
machinery at the Allegheny Bessemer Com
pany's Works at Duquesne, and that is all
I can tell you."
All the gentlemen then smiled and when
asked whether they wanted to bring in all
steel rail concerns into the organization re
cently formeoVby Western manufacturers,
said they had nothing to say. Mr. Hemp
hill was asked whether his company would
enter the combination, and he replied that
he did not know. When the Western steel
rail men were asked how long they would
remain in the city, they gave the stereotyped
answer, "Don't know."
The reporter then retired and spoke to
several men indirectly connected with the
steel rail business, and they stated that the
only object the Western men could have in
visiting the city was to bring the Pittsburg
steel rail concerns into the combination, lUif trinmphant. "We have accordingly felt
One Firm In Allegheny Concedes Them and
Others Mar Follow.
The Marble, Slate and Tile "Workers' As
sociation, which was recently organized,
will likely succeed. -They have made a de
mand for a continuance of the present wages
paid, but want a reduction in hours. They
have asked for nine hours ddring the week
and eight hours on Saturdays, The first
firm to grant the demand was Samuel
Young, of Jackson street, Allegheny.
The change in hours will not take effect
until ApriflO, by which time, it is ex
pected, all firms in this section will grant
the demand made. John Beck has been ap
pointed walking delegate for the organiza
tion, aand will see that the new rules are
enforced at all shops.
Wright May Not be Removed.
Robert D. Layton, of the Legislative
Committee of the Knights of Labor.returned
yesterday from Washington. In speaking
of tho contest for the position of Com
missioner of Labor he said he believed that
Carroll D. Wright would be retained and
that it would be useless for any other person
to make a fight for the position.
His IiODg Tramp.
A boy 17 years old applied at the Central
station last night for a place to sleep. He
said he ran away from the New York
Catholic Protectory, where he had been for
9J years. He had tramped the entire 'distance-to
Pittsburg. The protectory authori
ties were notified.
Labor Notes.
Qenebal Mastkb Wobkhan Powdeblt,
of tbe Knights of Labor, has written an article
for the official organ of the order indorsing the
eight-hour movement.
Presided tCampbetx, of. the Window Class
Workers' Association, Is in town and says he
has not been to Washington lately, reports to
the contrary notwithstanding.
The wages of the drivers employed at the.
mines on the Castle Shannon Bailroad were re
duced from SI 0 to $1 per day yesterday. The
men will likely go out on a strike.
I'd Spend Several Hundred Dollars CalliDg
the Attention of People to It.
A reporter overheard the above remark
made by a prominent business man who
was walking along Penn avenue .yesterday.
It occurred just in front of Edward Groetz
inger's store, and the reporter turned to
take a glance, and is ready to bear testi
mony to the fact that the window in ques.
tion is the most artistically arranged one he
ever saw. Some of our business men rush
into print to call attention to windows
which look very crude compared with
Groetzinger's. If the same master hand
that designed the windows is brought into
requisition when artistic effect is required
in furnishing rooms, it is no wonder that
Oroetzinger is called upon to fit the finest
houses with carpets and curtains.
FnnernI Dlrectos) IS Sixth Avenue,
Opens a East End Office, cob.
Penn and Shady Avenues.
A good move in the right direction,
which brings the subject of this sketch
within immediate call of his East End
Mr. Devore may be said to represent the
new school of sanitary undertaking, which,
in this age, takes rank with scientific pro
fessions. By giving his undivided atten
tion to funeral directing, he brings it to a
point of excellence unattainable through
any other means.
Call telephone 943 for city office and 5088
for East End. arar
Yonr Attention! Flease.
JiWe sold men's fine tailor-made suits and
spring overcoats at $10 which could not be
manufactured for that figure. We believe
in advertising our business by means .of
popular sales. Give the public the benefit
of bargains. Call at our store on Monday
you'll gc t an excellent selection of suits and
spring overcoats at $10 and $12, some, high
grade ones at $15. Our latest men's suit is
the Glenmore. Don't fail to see it
P. C. jC. C. cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House.
The Rush for Carpets and Curtains .
Begins with the ides of March, and there
was a time when it was a difficult matter to
get waited on in our store at this season.
We have outgrown that, and can attend to
all that come. Clerks enough here to police
a city like Pittsburg.
Edwabd Gboetzinoee,
637 and 629 Penn avenue.
Italian Marble and Real Bronze
And some new subjects in French bronze
are among the many attractions to tie seen
at E. P. Roberts & Sons, Bric-a-Brac Im
porters, vrsu
Angostuba Bitters are the most effi
cacious stimulant to excite the1 appetite.
Try it. . ' J
85. SO and 88 Pants
Made to order atPitcairn'g, 434 Wood
street. tvsu
Dabbs thinks with good reason that he
is making the finest photographs and
portraits ot nisme.
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i Communicated.
The eojtkreg-atlonallit Astonishes Many
People br Questioning Its Advantage.
The Congregationalfst, one of the leading
religions papers of New England, and
mouthpiece of a denomination which has
been supposed to be stronely in favor of. the
Constitutional , amendment, astonished
many people the past week by a long edi
torial, which we reprint, and which, in a
general way, indicative of a strong opposi
tion to the amendment. Coming from the
source that it does, the article will provoke
still further attention. It bears evidence of
careful preparation. The editorial may
therefore be assumed to represent the
matured judgment of the paper. -Such a
stand, taken by so prominent a member of
tbe religious press, will give aid to the op
ponents of tbe amendment from an unex
pected quarter. This is the editorial:
"Our constant, careful and candid readers
do not need to be told that, from the begin
ning of what is known as the temperance
reformation, this journal has firmly and
steadily advocated the duty of total ab
stinence from all beverages that canintoxi
cate, except when taken; under medical ad
vice. This, not because it has been clear
that moderate indulgence in them always
and necessarily is in itself a sin, but on the
far higher ground of the great apostle that,
were such indulgence innocent, it would be
come the duty of the philanthropist, and
pre-eminently of the Christian, to abstain,
because 'none of us liveth to himself,' and
it is, therefore, 'good not to eat flesh, nor to
drink wine, nor to do anything, whereby
thv brother stnmbleth.' We have also ha
bitually and earnestly insisted upon the
duty of employing every wisely effectual
measure to diminish and pnt a stop to the
sale of intoxicants, and particularly to
cleanse our streets from the manifold and
intolerable temptations of the saloon.
"For many years we had great faith that
the most stringest possible prohibitory law
would prove, for these purposes, absolutely
effective. And we still believe that in ho
mogeneous population, well leavened with
morality, and where a decided majority
heartily favor it, such a law must prove
sufficient. But experience has constrained
us reluctantly to doubt whether in old es
tablished communities, made up largely of
persons of foreign birth, training and taste,
and wherein great vested interests already
exist to be disturbed and overthrown by ab
solute prohibition, such a policy can at
present maze liseu auequate ana prove it-
willing to have the experiment ot what is
called high license thoroughly tried; the
more that, if it failed, that failure, it would
seem, must react to cause all who sincerely
desire the abolition of the liquor traffic to
revert to prohibition as the only remaining
alternative; thus, perhaps, seenring to it
that decided preponderance of public senti
ment, in the absence of which it cannot be
depended upon to drive the drink curse
from among us.
"We have, ever, moreover, held that the
education of young and old, through school
instruction as aided by the admirable text
book movement of the W. C. T. U. pulpit
persuasion, and perhaps, above all, social
example and endeavor, to regard the use of
intoxicants as- a beverage by persons in
health as being in all cases to the last de
gree unwise, if not positively sinful, and
so, for individual safety and the general
good, to be always and everywhere frowned
upon, must be our main and ultimate reli
ance since in that blessed moment when
nobody wants to buy, nobody will be able
to self.
"We make conscience of all this. And
were we convinced that prohibition is, for
us here in Massachusetts at present, the best
remedy for those ills of intemperance which
all deplore, we should be still further em
barrassed by the fact which may be the
result of an understanding that we cannot
regard it as the safest and surest way to
serve the cause of prohibition to make it
exceptionally a part of our fundamental and
organic law. It is easy to anticipate con
tingencies in which harm might result from
a prohibitory clause added to the Constitu
tion, while a prudent and practically ef
ficient law, not based upon Constitutional
provision, would be at least equally useful.
Were 'the Legislature to neglect to enact
the statutes requisite to carry out such a
provision if adopted as might be the case
if the popular majority did not heartily side
with the law our last state,surely must be
worse than the first. The experience of
Bhode Island with its social conditions
more nearly like our own than those of
some interior commonwealths which have
tried the experiment with success which is
reputed to be already moving for the repeal'
of such an amendment, is not reassuring.
"We frankly recall these considerations
here, because we are anxious to use the ut
most good faith with our readers in regard
to this proposed amendment. With our
present light, and with the eager desire to
see the demoralizing curse of the saloon
banished forever from our streets, we are
not able to share that confidence which so
many, whose public spirit and enlightened
philanthropy we profoundly respect, feel in
the salutary results of the adoption of such
an addition to our 'Constitution. We shall
not oppose it. "We most highly regard the
purity ot motive,' and the general wisdom
of many of our good friends who are as sure
that the sun will rise to-morrow, that it
contains in it the strength and salvation of
the State. Almost they persuade us against
our better judgment."
Seasonable Goods at Reasonable Prices.
We shall put on sale Monday a full line
of infants' and child's embroidered mull
and cashmere bonnets from 5c to $2; white
embroidered dresses, 15c to $3; calico
dresses, 15c up; cashmere dresses, 5c to f5;
Gretchen coats, $2 up; ladies' calico wrap
pers, 50c to $1; cashmere wrappers and tea
gowns, $2 to $10; jerseys, COo to $3. Corsets
We have every desirable-make from 25c
to $3; stitched back kid gloves, 50c; sun
bonnets, 25c' dusting caps, 12c; mull em
broidered ties, 10c up; ladies' chemise,
plain, 17c; with lace and inserting, 25c;
torchon bosom chemise,' 45c; Hamburg
drawers, 25c: ruffled skirts, 25c; Hamburg
skirts, 49c; long Hubbard gowns, 39c; ruf
fled skirt chemise, 65c up; girls' tucked
drawers. 10c; infants' long and short Mother
Hubbard cloaks; at lowest price in town,
from 99c to $10; slips, 15c up; robes, 75c to
$5; flannel and cambric skirts, 50c to $2;
bootees, 10c; sacques, 25c. Special low
prices for lambrequins, table scarfs and
tidies; the best men's unlaundried shirt in
the country for 49c. Closing out at your
own price blankets, comforts and winter
underwear, ladies newmarkets and girls'
coats. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and
Dr. Smith's Free Lecture to Ladles at
Imperial Halt.
Dr. Smith, the magnetic physician, at
the Seventh Avenue Hotel, will deliver a
lecture to ladies this (Sunday) afternoon at
2 o'clock, at Imperial Hall, corner Seventh
avenue and new Grant street. Every lady
in the city should go. At the close of the
lecture the Doctor will publicly heal the
sick free of charge for a short time. The
lecture will be exceedingly interesting as
well as instructive. 27o gentlemen admitted,
as the lecture is exclusively for ladies.
Ladies, if yon want to know how to avoid a
lifetime of suffering, go; if you want to
learn how to save your health and vigor, go;
or, if you are sick and suffering, go. Yon
will all be well rewarded. Admission. to
the hall free.
Does Tour Boy
a new spring suit for school or dress
wear We can sell you a good bovs snit at
$1.50, a better one at $2.60 and a very dressy
suit at $3.50. You get your entire money's
worth in good, honest clothing and no kites
or other trash thrown in which you pay for
in tne end. if. u. u. u., cor. urant ana
Diamond sts., opp. the new Conrt House.
Worcester and Donlton Plates,
Cups and Saucers, salad and ice cream sets
are a specialty witn Xj. r. xtooerts os sons,
whe import them direct. wsu
Great Sacrifice Sale.
Lace, curtains, poles, portiers, upholstery
goods, etc., regardless of cost. Secure gen
uine bargains at H. Holtzman & Sons, 35
Sixth street.
WW Bars To Money.
No matter how old or feeble a Baa mrr
get, he will always be entitled to his board
and lodging in the poorhouse. The averse"
man is not very Much struck on the poor
house, though. When he gets old he wonld
rather sit down in his own Bouse, or put his
feet on the rail of the porch and smoke his
pipe, comforted by the thought that he was
"independent as a hog on ice," and owed
his ease to no man's charity.
Houses won't grow of themselves. Yon
must sow the seed. The best seed for a
house is a weekly saving from yonr wages.
How much do yon spend for your groceries?
Not less than one-third of your wages pos
sibly one-half. Figure it out and see. I
will save yon 20 per cent on this amount or
one-fifth at least
Don't take my word for it. Send for my
weekly price list, and compare my prices
with the prices yon are paying. I have
teen able to satisfy thousands of people, and
there is no reason why I should not satisfy
you. I have walked right away from all
competition. In fact I have no competition.
I have 23 clerks, twice as many as any other
grocer in the two cities, and turn out twice
as many goods. This speaks for itselC The
Eeople would not come if they were not sat
ined. Send for weekly price list and order by
mail. Orders amounting to $10 00, without
counting sugar, packed and shipped free of -charge
to any point within 200 miles. Give
me atrial. I will save you money.
Mass hell,
79 and 81 Ohio st., cor. Sandusky, ATle- ,
gheny. '
India Silks.
See the line of 27-inch India silks we are
now showing at 75c per yard, equal in qnal- , '
ity and designs to any $125 goods in tha.,
market Htjgus & Hacxz. ' -
Twenty per cent saved on diamonds,
watches, clocks, jewelry, etc., until April 1;
will remove to 420 Smithfield street, one
door below Diamond street
Jas. MclvEE. Jeweler, 13 Fifth avenue.
French Novelty Bobes. Very stylish, com.
plete without other trimming. Take an early
choice, $10, $12 50, 515. $13, $20 and $23 a pattern.
Spring Wool Fabrics. Special attention in
vited to our 60c range of wide all-wool goods;
Diversity of styles in rays, stripes, checks,
blocks and solid colors.
Bpring Cashmeres in all the lata shades.
Quality L 36-incb, 37Kc Quality 2, 36-inch,
50c. Quality 3, 38-inch. 65c
Silk stock complete with the best attainable
values. March prices will save yon money.
Never such qualities in Cashmere finish Gros
Grain Silks as are now offering.
Gros Grain at $1, $1 23. $1 50 and $2.
Armnre Silks at $U Si 25. $1 50 and SO.
Satin Luxors, SI 25, SI 50, $1 75 and $2.
Double Twill Surahs, 75c, 80c and SL
Drap de Sole, Brocade and other fancy
weaves on the same close scale of prices. '
Cotton Dress Goods will meet your wants in
a large line of novelty and staple materials fa '
Ginghams. Satlnes and Etoile dn Nords,
Chambrugs and Cretonnes.
Now open In Suit Boom. '
505 AND 507 MARKET ST.
The undersigned, assignees of the Farmers
and Mechanics' Bank, will offer for sale at'
public auction on WEDNESDAY, April 10,
1889, at 10 o'clock A, M., tbe glasshouse with 8-
ot f arnace, known as the Independent Glass
ompany's plant at the head of South Four
teenth street. Twenty-eighth ward. Pittsburg,
together with the warehouse, cntting shop, in
cluding engine, boiler, shafting, etc; also one
frame dwelling house and frame offlce,stabllnz,
etc, and other buildings pertaining thereto,
and the parcels of ground fronting on Four
teenth and Fifteenth streets and Union alley,
comprising 12 bulldint; lots in Maria Dennj's
plan. See Sheriff's deed book, vol. , pace .
Terms of sale Ten per cent of the purchase
money in cash on day of sale: one-third ot the
purchase money on delivery of tbe deed, and
the other two-thirds in two equal annnal pay
ments, with interest from delivery of the deed.
Deferred payments to be seenred by bond and
tight mortgage containing the usual scire facias
clause on the premises sold. The above will be
offered as a whole first and subsequently in lots.
3. H. SORG,
Assignees Farmers and Mechanics' Bank.
We have yet a few of those beautiful homes
as follows:
First A very beautiful 5-room house, with
natural gas, water, etc, for $201) cash and
$19 S3 per month.
Second A lovely 4-room cottage, $200 cash
and $18 S3 per month.
Third A beautiful S-room cottage, $200 cash;
$15 33 per month.
Fourth We have also a number of other
handsome properties on equally reasonable
-OS-Take Sontbslde cars to Twelfth street
and ML Oliver Incline, or to Thirteenth street
and the Electric Railway.
GO fine building sites in Belmont place at
Ingram station. P., C. fc St. L. R. R, in the
beautiful Chartlers Valley. 5 minutes' walk
from station; 19 minutes ride to Union depot:
nO lot less than 50x160 feet; no city taxes and
no East End prices; prices, $400 and upward;
terms very easy.
60 Fourth avenue (second floor) or A
mh!74 85 Water street: 1
ranies aesinng to lease nauunui oaB
amusement privileges at this grove should sends
In their propositions by T
TTi P. Jtr T. TT t? "R TArT the riffht ta ro
iect any and all bids. "-
mhlS.48 Gen. Pass,Agtf
this season. Secnre berths early. We repre
sent most popular lines, sell drafts, foreign
coins, etc., at New York rates and, secnre paas
527 Smithfield St. -. -mhl7-wsu
Pittsburg. Pa.
Will keep their tlnstore open every alihttitH
10 p. x. for stoves, stovepipe, ttawreaa4
hoaseiurnlshisg goods. ' v
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