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THE, PITTSBTmacDISPATCH; --fSUip!A,r'AERILtHM-i89.
Christian Missionaries Who Bun a
' ' Dispensary in That City.
THEY DESCRIBE IT IN PITTSBUEG.
Celestial Feet Bound So That Toes Drop Off
KOTICEABLE FAITH WHEN CONVERTED
In this country, where there are scores
upon scores of medico-charitable institu
tions, which are the direct sources of edu
cating and furthering the interests of all
Deonle. a descriptive lecture treating those-
of "an almost isolated land will doubtless
tirove full of features to a reading public.
Yesterday afternoon the lecture room of
the Y. 31. C. A. was moderately well niiea
with benevolent ladies to listen to the talks
of Dr. Elizabeth Eeifsnyder and Miss Eliza,
beth McKechnie, of Shanghai, China, who
have had charge of the Margaret "Williamson
Hospital and Dispensary tor the treatment
of the sore and afflicted of that Chinese city.
Their experience dates back six years and
their efforts to relieve the poverty-stricken
patients of their ills, in conjunction with
teaching Christianity to the heathen, have
met with unqualified success and reflect
credit upon these brave volunteer women,
who left their homes to accomplish an end
which at one time was thought impractic
able. VP TO MODERN METHODS.
Before the building ot the Margaret 'Will
iamson Dispensary for "Women and Chil
dren, the lady whose name it takes
having donated a sufficient amount
for its erection, the methods of
medical treatment in China were
primitive, and, now that the feasability of
the scheme has proven so encouraginc, steps
are on foot lor the addition of several build
ings in order to succor the suffering and
cure the sick.
The institution is now operated under the
auspices of the "Women's Missionary So
ciety, the first of the kind organized. To
show with what success the dispensary has
met, it may be said that over 20,000 patients
were prescribed for by Dr. Eeifsnyder and
Miss McKechnie during the past year.
The doctor, who is a graduate of a Phila
delphia medical college, is a very intelli
gent lady, and clearly demonstrated, during
her talk, that she was well acquainted with
the Chinese and their customs, and was
deeply desirous of having our philanthropic
people become benefactors of a race which
sorely needed every modern means of culti
vation from a Christian standpoint.
The lady prefaced her remarks with a
description of China, its vast acreage and
number of inhabitants, the geographical
situation and climate, and
A STATISTICAL COMPARISON
of the people who have denounced heathen
ism for the Christian faith since 1853.
Then there were only 353 converts, and now
34,555- have been added to the fold of
"Just think!" said she; "there are over
100,000 ministers of the gospel in this
country alone, while forthose vast provinces,
inhabited by upward of 4,000,000 souls, only
1,123 missionaries are there to teach the
Christian faith. Do you not think, dear
people, that it is a part' of your mission, as
Christians, to aid and abet us in our en
deavors to save these ignorant people? As
a means of promoting our plans in Shanghai,
as I said before, we have established a
hospital, dispensary, boarding and day
.schools. "We at first encountered many
'difficulties; but, in a great measure, have
'overcome the most of these, and, spurred
by the flattering success so far achieved, we
came back to our mother country to tell of
our conquests and to interest you all in this
most laudable work in a idreign-land. If
'we have patience and faithfulfy- wprk, suc
cess cannot fail to shed its sunny rays upon
"In our hospital and schools, one great
evil, which has been a cruel custom in
China for years that of foot binding we
are earnestly endeavoring to eradicate. This
is supposed to exist only among the higher
class of people, but such is not the case, as
the poorest also practice the heathenish
binding to as great an extent as do those in
the upper walks of life. The mother-in-law
takes the child and binds it in its innocent
infancy; and once bound, always bound.
TOES TEAT DROP OFF.
""When a foot-bound child comes into our
institution, we immediately release the fet
ters; but the deformity has, as a rule, so set
itself that there is no specific, and many
times the inverted toes drop off from morti
fication. The feet of the Chinese girls are,
when cot bound, shapely and beautiful as
are also their hands."
Here the speaker showed a shoe not over
three inches in length, which was worn by a
woman patient who entered the hospital for
treatment. She said when this person
walked it just looked like a goat stepping.
After the people arc once Christianized they
give up the practice of binding, unless their
relations are heathens and compel them to
continue it. Continuing, the doctor said:
The dispensary Is the largest part of onr
work, and we always have a large and at
tentive audience, some of whom come from a
great distance to be treated. The people who
live afar off, having beard of our great cures,
travel in little boats on the canals the latter
system cannot be excelled in tbe world, per
haps. We see from 100 to 200 patients daily,
and I write a prescription for everv one of
them, which they take to Miss McKechnie,
who, as a practical pharmaceutist, nils them.
They ask innumerable questions as to their ail
ments, thinking the prescription gives all tbe
details of their disease. The Chinese drugs are
all in tbe crude state; consequently they have
to cook them when the prescription calls lor
such a drug. We treat all. classes alike silk
and rags' the same. From the former we ask a
stipulated price, and, if the appli
cant has no means, ve just signify
the same hy marking the prescription
No cash." The middle class of peop'e pre
dominate in our hospital, and many fanners
also seek treatment from us. "We have-galned
the confidence of the people from onr mode
and success in treating them, and, aside from
the virtue there Is In our curative powers, we
nave converted many to Christianity; and it is
with this one point I would impress you, that
tbe hospital dispensary and school combined is
rhfe most expeditious way to gain access to
their hearts and therein spread the gospel.
THE piSFENStNG MISSIONARY.
After Dr. Beifsnyder had finished she in
troduced Mrs. McKechnie, the dispensing
missionary in the "Williamson Hospital.
She'is a kindly-faced lady, with wavy gray
, hair, which strikingly contrasts with her
dark, intelligent eye. She spoke at length
upon the practical part of her work, and
how she kept busy the convalescent pa
tients in the hospital by making pills, put
ting up powders, etc Said she:
It takes us all forenoon to prepare the medi
cines used In the afternoon, and then we are
sometimes behind In our work. It is very labor
ious. Great crowds come to us with Imploring
looks upon their faces, to ascertaintheir ail
ments. We have done away with the use of
bottles,- as some of the people attempt to keep
them. One dayallttle fellow came up to the
windowwith a prescription, and I asked him
for his bottle. Ho had none. I told him to go
and get one at home. No, he bad none at home;
or .no receptacle of any kind. 1 made him wait,
and he. thinking he would notreceive his medi
cine, became uneasy, and, alter a search, found
a bottle, which lie had secreted up his sleeve.
Another one came a laay in silks and satins.
I asked her for money, which she protested she
had not; bat. after I had made her wait, tCJ
price was forthcoming from a pouting parse.
These are only a few instances of what we hve
to contend with in the work of purifying the
contaminated Instincts of the Chinese people.
Our Sabbath school for the patients is well
attended, and so much interest Is evinced bv
the patients that some will crawl on hands and
knees in order to be present at services, and
also to contribute their mite-rone-half of a
cent v e have in the institution what is called
"endowed beds." which cost J600 per couch:
IMS including medicines, food, attendance and
everything needed for the comfort of the
A PHASE OF PERFECT FAITH.
One of the beautiful Incidents which I may
mention as occurring In our Institution was
that of a woman who was sorely stricken, and
'fter lying upon a bed for 20 years came to us
forjsurgical treatment. We.treatei hen, and
miu uticaiua Vc ierfGa u Ub, ttntf tu "was
taught the hymn. "Jesus Ijoves Me." After she
had so far recovered as to walk about, I asked
her if she did not want to be a Christian. She
said, "Tea." One day she had a severe hem
orrhage, and thought she would die. I asked
her how she felt, and she answered, "Jesus
was calling for me. First, I was a sinner," said
she; "second, saved by Jesus; third, heaven."
low, my friends. I think this work in a
great measure belongs to you. "We are only
your agents ' through heaven. Just compare
your lovely homes with the rude and primitive
huts of these poor people. Why should we
have everythinc and they nothing? Does it
not all come from having the gospel? Then we
should give it to our heathen sisters, whose
souls are the same as ours, only for the want of
salvation. Therefore let us take up the sword
of the Savior, and wield it with a mightiness,
so that Christian love and learning may be
spread among this almost ostracised people of
After these interesting recitals, the ladies
exhibited a number of Chinese curiosities,
the use of which was explained to the audi
ence. A collection was taken up, which
netted quite a munificent sum.
AN OLD MAN'S PLEA.
He Says a Son-ln-Lnw Got Him Fall and
He Signed Ills Property Away.
A bill in equity was filed yesterday by
Michael Zimmerman against Barbara
Beighey, William Beighey, her husband,
and Mrs. Beinhold Wolfram. The plain
tiff, who is 60 years old, alleges that the two
women are daughters by a former marriage;
that in 1885 he was the possessor of a house
and lot in the Thirteenth ward, Pittsburg,
.which was valned at $1,000, and that, by de
ceitful and cunning representations, they
succeeded in having him convey to them the
deed of the property.
The plaintiff further alleges that "William
Beighey, his son-in-law, enticed him to
visit the saloon of a friend named Sechel
stiel, on Fifth avenue, near Soho, where he
plied him with him beer until he was in a
stupid state, and then took.him to the office
of Alderman Jones, of the Fourteenth ward,
and had him sign a paper which he pur
ported to be a note, but which he after
ward discovered to be a deed to his prop
erty. The plaintiff asks the Court to decree the
deed null and void and compel a return of
the property to its rightful owner.
THREE ANNUAL MEETINGS.
The Yearly Gatherings' of Baltimore and
Ohio Bond Feeder.
The annual meetings of the Somerset and
Cambria, the Salisbury and the Berlin Kail
roads, will be held in the office of Major J.
B. "Washington, of this city, Monday, May
C. The lines are small roads operated by
the Baltimore and Ohio, although they still
retain their separate organizations.
The Somerset and Cambria runs from
Johnstown to Bockwood, a distance of 45
miles, and connects with the Baltimore and
Ohio at Bockwood. The Salisbury road is
only nine miles long, running from Salis
bury Junction to West Salisbury, near
Meyendale, where it connects with the
Baltimore and Ohio. The Berlin road is
eight miles in length and runs from Berlin
to Garrett, where it connects with the Balti
more and Ohio.
Major "Washington is President of the
Somerset and Cambria and Berlin roads,
and J. V. Patton President of he Salis
TO INDICT TJ. S. OFFENDERS.
X Grand Jury Drawn for the Dlay Term of
Uncle Sam's Court.
The following list of grand jurors for the
May term of the United States District
Court was drawn yesterday:
Walter S. Alexander. McConnellsburg: Al
fred P. Anshutz, Pittsburg; John Bills, Somer
set; George P. Cochran, Pittsburg; James
Crockett, Irish Lane; John E. Dobbins, Troy;
B. F. Ferree, Pittsburg; Robert S. Finley, Mer
cer; John E. Gostiger, Somerset; Herman T.
Gilbert, Knoxville: John Holmes. Uniootown;
Jacob P. Hubley, Wilkinsburg; George Kerr,
Butler; John A. Jiarchand, Greensbnrg; Charles
A. Graham. Pittsburg; Robert McKee, Mercer;
Oearjre JJeely, Thorn Hill; John T. Richards,
Scranton; Albert Shoemaker, Ebensbnrg;
Frank P. Smith, Erie; F. I. Thompson. Cur
wensville: Samuel J. Wright, Montrose; Smith
Given Away to Every Purchaser at Thomp
son's New York Grocery.
Each package contains four beautiful
colors, enough to dye 60 eggs. A chance
to secure the following bargains:
4 cans Good Tomatoes (3 B. cans)... 25c
4 cans Sugar Corn , 25c
4 cans Good Peas. 25c
5 cans Blackberries...... 25c
6 lbs Turkev Prunes 25c
5 lbs French Prunes 25c
4 lbs Evaporated Sliced Apples 25c
4 lbs E vaporated Apricots 25c
5 lbs Evaporated Peaches 25c
3 lbs Large California Plums 25c
3i lbs Evaporated Blackberries". 25c
5 packages Corn Starch 25c
3 packages Fruit Pudding. 25c
8 lbs Large Lump Starch 25c
12 boxes Bag Blue 25c
5 boxes Concentrated Lye 25c
4 quarts Navy Beans 25c
5 lbs English Currants 25c
3 lbs Large Baisins : 25c
4 Bottles "Ketchup 25c
12 bars Good Scrubbing Soap 25c
Ivory Soap, per bar 4c
Star Soap, per bar 4c
Lenox Soap 4c
Boasted coffee, per lb., 22c, 25c and 28c.
English breakfast, Young Hyson, Oolong
and Japan Teas at 18, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50
cents per lb.
Goods delivered free to all parts of both
cities. To those living out of the city will
prepay freight on all orders ot $10, $15, $20
and upward. Send for catalogue.
M. B, Thompson,
301 Market street, corner Third avenue.
Something stylish and serviceable ! La
dies broadcloth jackets, warranted tailor-
made, perfect fitting, all different light and
dark colors, worth $7, will be sold for only
$4 this week at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
E. P. Roberts & Sons' Windows
Specially prepared for Eastertide, revel in a
beauty of decoration and wealth of contents
never before witnessed in Pittsburg. See
their Fifth ave. windows, and then the Mar
ket street corner and be lost in admiration.
The interiors of their stores are also arrayed
in holiday attire, and with their immense
stock are worthy a close inspection.
T3Vn lw.lif ewTinir flnve f!TiiliiAna TrTiifn
dresses, beautiiully embroidered, sizes 4 to
is years, worm z, ior oniy 51 iv tnis week
at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
Black Goods An elegant line of plain
and friesse grenadines, crepe du chene,
twisted silks, etc, jnst opened.
MWFSU. HUGUS &HACKE.
Yerx pretty and stylish 1 Children's
benrietta clothand cashmere dresses, sizes
2 to 12 years, all new patterns, worth $1,
will be sold for only $2 50 this week at
Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
Visit our cloak department for all the
newest styles of ladies' spring and sum
mer overgarments. HUGUS & Hacke.
Vert pretty and stylishl Children's
henrietta cloth and cashmere dresses, sizes
2 to 12 years, all new patterns, worth $4,
will be sold for only $2 50 this week at
Kaufmanns' Easter Sale. .
E. P. 'Roberts fc Sons' Easter
Display of bric-a-brac, silver, statuary, onyx
clocks, cut glass and novelties will be on
exhibition all this week at their three stores,
corner Fifth ave. and Market st.
This price speaks for itself: 1,000 ladies'
good jerseys at the ridiculously low price of
39c this week at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
A decided noveltyl Fsuntleroy caps for
girls at only 69c, this week, at Kaufmanns'
The Senators Who Have Been Visit
ing in Pittsburg Appear.
BOMB OF THEM POSSESS WEALTH.
The Funny Man of the Halls of Legislation
Was Here Also.
HOW HE RESCUED THE GOVERNOR ONCE
It was the cream of Pennsylvania's Sen
ate that skimmed over the penitentiary
scandal this -week. A more notable party
of Commonwealth statesmen has seldom
gathered in Pittsburg'. Of the number
which conducted the inquiry about half
have occupied seats in the halls of legisla
tion for many years. They are dignified in
appearance, gentlemanly in their personal
bearing and experienced in executive and
legislative ability. The bnsiness-like man
ner with which they proceeded while in the
city separated them entirely from the mem
ories of that rag-tag element which some
times makes junketings of the lower House
Yet the visiting Senators never declined
to laugh when opportunity 'presented itself.
One qf their number was George Handy
Smith, who for years has stood unrivalled
as "the clown of the Senate." His face is
a repository of smiles. Handsome side
whiskers of auburn hue' do not hide them.
He is portly in build, always dresses mag
nificently, and is never without a fat roll of
greenbacks in his pockets. He got rich in
the jewelry business of Philadelphia and is
now one of that city's retired merchants.
SAVED BY A JOKE. .
Smith once saved Governor Pattison from
a mortification, by a joke. The Governor
had vetoed an important bill affecting Phil
adelphia interests. The veto was under de
bate in the Senate. A storm of anger
seemed to have been aroused by the execu
tive's objections. The debate indicated that
the bill might again secure two-thirds
majority and thus override the veto. It
was a principle on which Pattison had
staked his reputation for legal knowledge.
For some reason Senator Smith made up his
mind to defend the Democratic Governor.
"Mr. President," he said, rising quickly,
"I move the chaplain be sent for."
"Why?" murmured a dozen voices.
"Because His Excellency sent us his
scripture by a preacher Bev. Dr. Evarts,
Private Secretary to the Governor, and we
"should have a preacher to carry our prayers
back to the Governor for a withdrawal of
The veto was sustained owing to good
humor that followed.
A PHILADELPHIA LAWYER.
Senator J. Edgar Beyburn, Chairman of
the Appropriations Committee, is said to be
one of the wealthiest lawyers at the Phila
delphia bar. He was originally an Ohio
boy, but had a splendid education in the
East. He was President pro tern of the
Senate a few years ago and won a reputation
as a strict disciplinarian. It was not an
unusual thing for him while in that chair
to order the Senate doors locked and barred
to keep a quorum in the chamber, or to
send the Sergeant-at-Arms, with a posse,
down to the depot to haul Senators off
homeward-bound trains, and bring them
back to the Capitol building in order to get
desks cleared off.
Someone asked him at the Hotel And"er
son Friday night if he knew B. C. Christy,
Esq., the Pittsburg lawyer who was present
at me juve&ugauuu wj TCyreaeab me anti
penitentiary people. Looking across the
table intently at Christy for a moment Bey
burn broke into a laugh.
"Well, I should say I do "know Christy,"
he said, as he reached over and shook hands
with him. "I used to knock him out in
debate in the House."
Then it turned out that both Christy and
Beyburn were members of the House of
Representatives in 1875.
FARMERS AND SOLDIERS.
Amos H. Mylin, fully 6 feet high, wear
ing a pair of tightly-fitting gold spectacles
and speaking in quick, sharp tones, is an
other of the notable Senators who were
here. He is a marvel, being now simply a
farmer, though having graduated at An
dover, Mass., and from the law department
of the University of Pennsylvania. The
secret of it is that he is the owner of three
of the richest Lancaster county farms.
There's money in farming for him. Four
years ago Mr. Mylin was President
pro tern of the Senate. He pre
sided half of the time .and Lieu
tenant Governor Chauncey F. Black
the other half. At tbe end of the session
when scores were counted it was found that
the Lieutenant Governor's decisions had been
appealed from three times, while not a
single appeal had been taken from Mylin's
Senator J. Stehman of the committee is
another wealthy Lancaster county farmer.
He is also a cultivator and dealer in tobacco
leaf. He has been in the State Legislature
off and on since 1861 and was prominent in
the legislation of war times.
Senator J. P. S. Gobin, of Lebanon county,
is well known in Pittsburg on account of
his connection with the National Guard.
Now he is often spoken of as one of the next
candidates for Governor. He is a man of
fine military form, and has a great soldier
record. He served throughout the war,
starting in as a first lieutenant and rising to
Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General. "He
was also Provost Judge of Charleston, Si C,
during the war.
Senator L. A. "Watres, one of the youngest
members ot the' committee, is distinguished
for his scholarly appearance. He is classed
among the sharpest attorneys in Scranton,
and is an astute politician. Mr. Watres is
slender, with a high forehead, Soman nose,
and wears gold eyeglasses.
How's this for a bargain? 400 ladies'
handsome braided jerseys, well -worth $1 50,
for only 75c this week at Kaufmanns' Easter
Labor Has Its Seward.
A very pleasing feature of success, and a
reward for constant usefulness, after many
years of labor, culminates in the tweaiy
third anniversary of Dr. Griffith landinjfin
this country, and the thirty-fourth anniver
sary of his business career, and the intro
duction of his now worldwide curative-"Ta-va-zon
Bemedies." Testimonials have been
constantly pouring jn to the wonderful heal
ing properties of this cure, and while many
medicines have come and gone during this
time, relieving of pains and aches, these
preparations, carefully compounded under
Dr. Griffith's own formulas, have lost none
of their prestige, and are now regarded a
household necessity. "We congratulate the
Doctor on his success, so well merited, and
add ourtestimonial to the thousands of others,
and when you are sick use "Ta-va-zon Bem
edies." Dr. Griffith's Chemical Laboratory,
Cor. Third avenue and Grant st, Pitts
U.UVV a tUlO AW. . kru.g,a... iw tallica
handsome braided jerseys, well woith $1 50,
fj-m ahIh TKj ttiiavot' at ITanfmanna' PhcIad
New designs and colorings in American
challies, beautiful.assortments, at 5c, 8c, 20o
and 30c a yard. Hcgus & Hacke.
They'll go quick. Children's gingham
dresses, handsome new patterns, all sizes,
worth $1 50, will be sold for only 98c this
week at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
A decided noveltyl Fauntleroy caps for
girls at only 69c, this week, at Kaufmanns'
Protecting; Iron From Corrosion Canse of
Boiler Explosions Oils nnd Metal
Petroleum for Fuel Treating- Sewnce
With Electricity Explosive Holaues.
PEEPAEED FOB TBS DISPATCH.
Readers or The Dispatch who desire
information on subjects relating to indus
trial development and progress in mechan
ical, civil and electrical engineering and
the sciences can have their queries" answered
through this column.
A new process for protecting iron from cor
rosion is known as the Gesner process, and Is
employed by the Hydrogen Company of the
"United States. Their plant is 'now in opera
tion and treats about 20 tons daily of sanitary
soil pipe. The pipe is placed In retorts, which
are then closed and kept at the proper temper
ature for 15 minutes. Steam from a boiler at
60 pounds pressnre Is then introduced into tbe
superheater, which It traverses, and from
which it escapes at the temperature of the iron
upon which It acts tor about an hour. Hydro
carbon Is then admitted by means of a jet of
steam, after which superheated steam is again
admitted, thus completing the process.
Iron treated by this process seems to possess
peculiar advantages, for,' unlike paint or other
coating, this new protection is not affected by
pounding, bending, rolllng.or hammering.
A Cnnse of Boiler "Explosions.
The recent disaster at Hartford, Conn., due
to a boiler explosion, has stimulated Inquiry
into the different causes of such accidents.
Among other matters to which attention has
thus been specially called, is the fact that wa
ter can be heated far beyond tbe boiling point
when robbed of air by long ebullition, and
It will then give no indication upon the steam
gauge. The moment the engineer opens the
stop-cock or other valve In communication
witb the boiler to test for water, for instance,
the air rushes in and the superheated water
generates steam with such velocity that the
ordinary valve sate powerless, and the result
Is an explosion.
Action of Oils Upon Metals.
Among the results of a series ot experiments
with a view to determine the action of oils on
metals, the following are reported:
Iron is I east affected by seal oil and most by
tallow oil. Brass is not affected by rape oil,
least by seal oil, and most by olive oil. Tin is
not affected by rape oil,-least by olive oil, and
most by cottonseed oiL Lead Is least affected
by olive oil, and most by whale oil, whale, lard
and sperm oils acting very nearly tbe same.
Zinc is not affected by mineral lubricating oils,
least by lard oil and most by sperm oil. Copper
Is not affected by mineral lubricating oil. least
by Bperm oil, and most by tallow oiL Con
versely: Mineral lubricating oil has no
action on zinc and ' copper, acts
least on brass and most on lead.
Olive oil acts least on tin and most on copper.
Bape oil has no action on brass and tin, acts
least on Iron and most on copper. Tallow oil
acts least on tin and most on copper. Lard oil
acts least on zinc and most on copper. Cotton
seed oil acts least on lead and most on
tin. Sperm oil acts least on brass and most on
zinc Whale oil has no action on tin, acts least
on brass, and most on lead. Seal oil acts least
on brass and most on copper. For lubricating
tbe journals of heavy machinery either rape or
sperm oil should be used in admixture with
mineral oils, as they have the least effect on.
brass and iron, which two metals usually con
stitute the bearing surfaces of an engine. Tal
low oil should be used as little as possible.
Crnde Petroleum as n. Fuel.
The substitution of petroleum forcoalas fuel
in many branches of metal working, the heat,
ing of steam boilers, .etc., has received so much
attention of late that the new method of util
izing crude petroleum which has been Intro
duced by the Aerated Fuel Company, of
Springfield, Mass., is of interest. This method
has been in use a sufficient length of time to
test it thorouehlv In weldiner. temnerin?. an
nealing, enameling, brazing, japanning and all
kinds of forgingnd melting of metals, and
that the results are satisfactory is shown by the
hearty indorsement and commendation given
it by all who have it in use.
In this system compressed air is used to
atomize the oil, the air pressure being so reg
ulated as to Insure the complete combustion of
the oil, and to preserve a uniform degree of
heat of any intensity desired. There are no
obstructions placed in the firebox; so that it Is
at all times readv to receive coal or other fuel,
should the oil supply fall or a change of fuel be
desired. Other good points about this system
are its cleanliness and freedom from odor.
Increasing tbe Speed of Launches.
It will be remembered that a novel device
foe Increasing the speed of launches, the in
vention of Mr. George Secor, of Brooklyn, was
tried last fall on the East river, New York.
Mr. Secor has now completed the construction
of a larger boat, by, means of which he hopes to
demonstrate the practicability of his plan for
transatlantic steamers. The device for pro
ducing the power operates on the principle of'
tbe gas engine, and at each explosion a shaft
lying horizontal to the keel of the boat is
forced back and forth, a peculiarly constructed
piston striking tbe. water a strong, quick blow,
thus pushing the boat along. The resistance
of tbe water under such a blow Is more than
sufficient for the purpose.
Prof. Hastings' New Telescope.
Prof. Hastings, of Yale College, claims to
have removed the secondary chromatic aberra
tions of the spectrum, which is tne purple color
always seen around oDjects viewed through a
telescope. The professor will shortly exhibit
before scientific oodles telescopes made with a
combination of lenses by means of which this
is accomplished, and which Increases the effi
ciency of telescopes 20 per cent.
It seems almost incredible that this import
ant problem, which has occupied tbe attention
of astronomers for a century past, should have
been solved by a simple arrangement of lenses.
Electricity in Mnslc
Electricity, which has for some time past
aided the organist materially in his work by
operating .the pipe valves and pumping the
organ, has now been called upon to do a farther
and more interesting work in connection with
the piano. It already records the performance
of a player, as in the Carpentier melotrope and
melograph. but the latest advance In its appli
cation is said to go so far even as to sustain, in
crease and diminish the sound. These im
provements, wbich are said to have been de
vised by Dr. Kisenmaun, of Berlin, are supple
mented by a still more remarkable effect,
namely: :he changing .of tbe timbre of the
Instrument so that it approximates from the
sound of tbe violoncello to that of the piccolo.
This evidently is a remarkable achievement
and will put in the hands of the piano player
an Instrument wbich will come near to the or
gan in Its range of quality. It seems evident
that the attraction of magnets exerted upon a
vibrating string at different points may induce
snch overtones as to change its normal timbre;
but it remains to be shown to what extent this
can be done without Interfering with the pur
ity of the tone.
Electrical Treatment of Sewage.
This subject has recently been receiving con
siderable attention at the hands of scientists
in England, and tbo practical demonstration
given by Mr. William Webster near London
has served to justify the belief in the ultimate
success of the process.
Mr. Webster describes his invention as con
sisting of an improved method of electrolysis
for oxidizing and precipitating organic matter
and decomposing inorganic salts, such as chlo
ride of sodium, potassinm.etc, and all salts
contained in sewage. Mr. Webster estimates
the cost of treating sewage' by his process at
S7 60 per 1,000,000 gallons.
Molasses ns an Explosive.
A. Dontrepont, a German chemist, claims to
have produced an explosive from molasses
wbich is said to be three times greater than
that obtained from nitro-glycerine.
Sent to Reform School.
William Anderson, Frederick Will and
Eddie Esler were sent to Morganza by Mag
istrate Gripp yesterday for the larceny of
saddlesfrom a Fifth avenue livery stable.
Frank, Bummel was held in $500 bail for
court on a charge.of receiving the goods.
Beats all ever heard of 1 300 ladies' fine
imported, stockinette jackets, tight-fitting,
tailor-made, worth $5, will be sold tor only
$2 50 this week at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
Something stylish and serviceable I La
dies broadcloth jackets, warranted tailor
made, perfect fitting, all different light and
dark colors, worth $7, will be sold for only
$4 this week at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
Getting to- be very popular. Ladies'
fancy embroidered fine blsck fichus, the
same for which drygoods and notion stores
ask $5, will be sold this week for only $3 CO
at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
They'll go quick. Children's gingham
dresses', handsome new patterns, all sizes,
worth $1 50, will be sola for only 9So this
week at Kaufmanns Easter Sale.
NO CLOTHING, LIKE
EISNER & PHILLIPS' '
SEE THEIR WINDOWS.
A.S TO PRICES
THEY HAVE NO COMPETITION !
We are now displaying the largest and finest
assortment of Spring Suits that any of you ever be
held.. In this grand assortment are many rich and
select patterns that are confined to us. You won't
see them elsewhere in this city this season.
The Flood Tide of Spring Business
Is now running on. We do the trade because we
have the goods at the prices.
SPRING SUITS, $8, $10, $12, $15, $18, $20, $22, $25.
There's an attractiveness fabout our Overcoats,
that is distinct. You see it in 'the Custom Garment,
not in the. everyday exhibits of Ready-made. Our
marvelous assortment at
$8, $10, $12, $15, $18, $25.
Boys' and Children's Clothing
The originality and brightness of the designs
are what first attract the eye, and in the fastness of
the stock and their .Low Prices, we are as plainly
CHILDREN'S SUITS' at $3 50, $4, $4 50, $5, $6, $7.
BOYS' SUITS at $6, $7, $8, $10, $12.
FREE I FREE I
With each Suit sold in our Boys' and Children's
Department goes a Genuine Spalding Base Ball
Clothiers, Tailors and Furnishers,
CORNER FIFTH AVE. AND WOOD ST.
CHANGE IN MAKE-UP.
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, Auc
tion Sales, etc., are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page. Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will be
found on the Sixth Page.
JS& EYE MAKER,
LySU Removed to
55 NINTH ST.
NOTICE IB HEREBY GIVEN THAT
letters testamentary bare been granted
to tbe undersigned on tbe estate of Henry
Biermann, deceased, late of Allegheny City.
All persons owing or having claims against tbe
said estate will please present them without
delay to HERMAN BIERMANN,
mbl3-lS-Ta 268 Sandusky St., Allegheny.
HEALING WITHOUT MEDICINE!
The Grand Opera House Filled
A MEDICAL WONDER.
Tbe interest manifested by invalids of every
description in tbo public healing of tbe sick at
the Grand Opera House every morning from 10
to 11 o'clock by Dr. Smith, seems to be increas
ing. The Opera House is filled to overflowing
every morning with invalids from all parts of
the country and city who are suffering from all
manner of complaints, eagerly waiting for an
opportunity to receive a magnetic treatment
from Br. Smith'. That this man is endowed
with a strange and mysterious gift to heal dis
eases there can be no possible doubt. The
many wonderful cures be performs simply by
laying bis bands upon tbe invalid is trnly mar
velous. Scores of helpless invalids are carried
upon tbe stagehand after receivings magnetic
treatment of not more than five minutes' dura
tion, pet ud, walk around the platform and de
clare to the audience that tbev are entirely
well. Dr. Smith is a thoroughly educated phy
sician and surgeon, and performs all operations
known to surgery; he cordially invites both
the sick and the well to go to the Grand Opera
House and witness bis many wonderful cures.
This morning a man went upon the stage who
bad been a helpless invalid for four years, suf
ferin. from rheumatism in his back and legs.
He was, so lame that he was obliged to walk
with crutches and could not stand alone with
out them. In five minutes he was running
around the platform with his crutches over his
shoulder, as well as be ever was in bis life.
Another gentleman who suffered from a lame
shoulder and who bad not been able to put oa
his coat without belp'in five years, was cured in
less than five minutes. A lady who bad been deaf
five years was made to hear a whisper. A lady
suffering from rheumatic headache was re
lieved -of all pain in a few moments' time.
These.wonderful cures were witnessed by an
audience of more than-1,000 people. Dr.Sraith
will treat the sick every morning this week at
the Grand Opera House from 10 to 11 o'clock
free of charge; everybody is invited to attend
and listen to the lecture and witness tbe cures.
The Doctor, is located at 503 Penn avenue,
where be may be consulted free from 9 A. M.
until 7 p. H. Tbe Doctor will also give a free
lecture to ladies next Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock in tbe Grand Opera House. This lec
ture will be illustrated with life-sired charts,
and will be the most interesting of any lecture
ever given In Eittsburg. Every lady should
attend. Letters of' inquiry mtuc contain 'two
presents for your consideration are the goods he is showing 'i
and the prices he is naming,
we'll furnish your house
handsome style and a
This is a very fast-moving 'age.
Twenty-five years ago men bought
painted furniture, 2d years ago the
clumsy black walnut patterns, 15
years ago the then popular East
lake designs, 10 years ago styles- in
the light woods oak or ash five
years ago similar stylesin quartered
oak and antique oak.
To-day we get the first inkling of
the coming 1890 models, which are
to take the form of Cheval Suites,
in frontera, mahogany, quartered
oak and quartered ash. We now
have in stock rich Cheval Suites,
with beautiful grain markings,
which we ask you to inspect And,
remember this, gorgeous and fine
as these Bed Room Suites are, they
are being sold for less money than
what you will have to pay else
where for old and inferior goods.
Quality, cheapness, newness these
are the three great characteristics
of Keech's mammoth stock.
are subject to the fickle goddess,
Fashion, more than any other kind
of furniture, and it is only in a
house like Keech's, where sales are
rapid and stocks change quick,
that you are sure to always find tht
new styles. A look into our Par
lor Furniture room (second floor)
will reveal a most beautiful and in
teresting sight. There are scores
upon scores of entirely new, most
unique and artistic Parlor Suites,
Center Tables,' Cabinets, Divans,
Rocking Chairs, Arm Chairs, etc.,
and the prices at which we sell
them are the most wonderful thing
of all. But you had better come
in and have ocular proof of what
we have said. Nothing, indeed,
gives us more pleasure than to show
and guide people through our
Model Outfitting Concern, very
well knowing that the impression
thus received by the looker will
ultimately result to our benefit
are being made a specialty of by
us. We have a most magnificent
variety of Sideboards, in antique
oak and ash, sixteenth century,
walnut and mahogany, at prices
that are beyond all competition.
In Extension Tables and Dining
Room Chairs our assortment is
equally great, while our prices are
a source of astonishment to alL
Bed Roe Si
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Wraps, Dry Goods, Clothing, etc. i
VISITORS TO KEECH'S
They will find here the most elegantly appointed sales
room in the city. No expense has been spared to make
shopping in them not only a pleasure, but a luxury. Some'
people think that because salesrooms are handsome, selling1
prices must be high. They forget, or have never learned
that dismal, dingy quarters for transacting business is an evi
dence of slow trade; of stinginess on the part of the trades
man; of contempt for public comfort, or a fatal lack of enter
prise. You may put it down as a fact that success in any
branch of business is impossible, if the prices are not right
The truth of this assertion is proved conclusively by Keech's
establishment. It is pleasant to buy there, but the prices 'are
the attraction which clinches the beauties of our styles and"
excellence of our goods.
WE SELL FOR CASH OR ON CREDIT.
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NEAR NINTH STREET.
Store Open Saturday ; Nights till 10 o'clock.
uive us but a cnance and
from basement to attic in
great saving to you.
We are trying to give you a men-i
tal photograph of our Carpet room,
but will we succeed? To go into
details would require an entire
page, hence we can hardly hope to,
do justice to this branch of ourj
business in this limited space.
What we, however, would mos
strongly impress upon your mind is'
the fact that in . our entire stock,
large as it is, you will not find 'a
single shoddy piece, a fading-de-j
sign, an old pattern. Our peculiar!
mission in the Carpet trade is to . .
supply the. people of Pittsburg with
thorqughly reliable and stylish'
floor coverings at the very lowest :f
prices consistent with the advan
tages of modern merchandising.
That the people have caught on,
too, to our efforts to please them is, .'
apparent in the truly gigantic pat-. .
ronage they have bestowed upon us "
The attention of contemplating;
purchasers is called to our large ,
and handsome variety .of
Body and Tapestry Brussels,
Royal Wiltons and Velvets,
Moquettes and Ingrains.
We honestly believe that we have
more money invested in each par
ticular kind of these goods than,
the total value of th? entire stock
of carpets shown by many houses'
in this city. We also have a most
extensive and elegant stock of
Chinese, Japanese and Straw, '
Oil Cloths and Linoleums,
And as we buy everything on a
large scale, direct from the raanu- v.
facturers, we are in a position to .
sell these goods to our patrons at
the same (if not lower) prices as
our self-styled competitors musfc
Our Drapery Department is not
behind its fellows, containing as it
does all the most popular styles of.
hangings and fixtures at positively
matchless prices. In Lace Curtains'
we simply beat the. world. Come
in and give us a chance to prove,
what we say. Our words are backed;
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