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DOM OS THE DANCE.
Father Cosgrove Lays Down the Law
to Eis Young Parishioners,
FOEBIDDIKG MASKING TO-KIGHT.
Promise to Take Severe Measures Faib to
Deter Some Cancers,
WHO EXPECT TEODBLE KEXT SUNDAY.
Bev. Father Cosgrove, pastor of St.
James Catholic Church, West End, made
some startling statements yesterday from
thepnlpit ot his church that will likely
cause a tilt between him and the youngmen
and women of his congregation. He posi
tively forbids them to engage in round
dancing, and says that unless they stop the
practice he will take steps to make them do
bo. Some of his young parishioners believe
this is a practical promise to read out the
names of those who continue the pleasure of
round dancing and attend balls and picnics.
This is Father Cosgrove's first rebuke to
the congregation since he took charge of
the parish, and the matter was the general
subject for discussion among West Enders
yesterday. Passing along the streets last
night, one could hear crowds of young men,
and in a number of instances, young women,
discussing the matter. A number of tbem
who had made arrangements to attend a
masquerade ball, to be given by the "Silent
Circle" in Armory Hall this evening, said
they would go to the ball anyhow, and
neither Father Cosgrove nor anybody else
could stop them.
After the sermon Father Cosgrove told
the people tot to say anything about it out
side. He said it was intended for the peo
ple who listened to it, and
I.OT TOB THE PUBLIC
generally. A Dispatch reporter was en
abled to get the sermon in the evening from
one of the parishioners of the church who
was present at the 7:30 o'clock mass, when
it was delivered. Father Cosgrove said, in
I bare noticed placards in the shop windows
and street cars, announcing that a masquerade
ball Is to tie given to-morrow evening in a cer
tain hall in the West End. I have also heard
that a number of young men and women of the
congregation are going to attend the ball. I
wish to say to them. "Do not do it" The
church recognizes these masquerade balls to be
demoralizing to the character and morals of
everyone who attends them, and she distinctly
says that it is a mortal sin to do so. I need not
dwell on the evils of masquerade balls and the
harmful influence they have, for you all know
them. You young men and women know that
it is wrong to go there, and the church forbids
it; yet you go anyhow. You know how vice
and wickedness walks around under the cloak
of a mask; but you close your eyes to it.
As your pastor, I feel itjmy bounden duty to
warn you of the evils in your way and ask you
to delist. If you do not stop this practice of
running around to these masked balls. I cer
tainly shall take steps to preventyou from con
tinuing; It The law of the church Governing
these matters is laid down by the Council of
Baltimore, who have ruled against the prac
tice. The balls are wicked and the very hot
beds of vice and depravity. I want it stopped
in this parish and I will see that it is.
QUIT THE WHOLE THING.
I will not only have the attending of these
masquerade balls stopped, but you must Quit
round dancing, too. There is too much of it
going on, and there is no necessity for it
I call upon you who are parents to see that
your children do not attend any of these mas
querades or public balls. I have warned you
that your children are on the downward patb;
now see that you do your duty. Do not allow
them to go to the balls; and, parents of daugh
ters, see what kind of company your children
When alcrowd of young people pet together
nowadays the first thing they do Is to begin
clasping each other in a round dance. There
is no reason why they should do so. There
are any" number of other ways of spending the
eveninc. You can spend your evenings to
good advantage In a literary and dramatic way,
and, instead of harm, cood will come from it
1 hope none of you will attend the ball adver
tised for to-morrow evening. Try to give up
dancing altogether. It can easily be done.
At the 9 and 1050 o'clock masses, Father
Cosgrove did notsay anythingon the subject,
other than to warn his people not to mention
anvthing about the matter to outsiders.
This is the first time any of the priests in
this city has taken the matter up for a num
ber of years, and none so vigorously before.
A number ot those who intend going to the
ball to-night, in Armory Hall, said that
they would expect some developments next
Sunday, if Father Cosgrove found out they
had not followed his instructions.
THOSE POKER PLAIEES.
One Man Falls in a Fit and the Other Are
Fined by DInyor Pearson.
The gamblers who were arrested in the
two raids in Allegheny early yesterday
morning, had a hearing before Mayor Fear
son. With but two exceptions they were
each fined S3 and costs. Two men were
discharged, and John Smith, a fictitious
name, was held for a further hearing.
Fred Wilson, while being brought from
his cell for a hearing, fell in a fit The City
Physician was summoned and he was taken
to the Allegheny General Hospital.
Last night several of the men who had
been arrested and fined for gambling called
at the Mayor's office and made some extrav
agant statements. One of them said to an
officer who had assisted in making the raid
that Chief Kirschler had offered a member
of the "club" $25 for a key to the room.
This was denied, as the officer stated that
they did not need any keys to enter gam
bling rooms. The men then mentioned a
nnmberof the leading clubs in the city
where gambling is carried on every night
and the players are not molested.
A SPEAK EASI EA1DED.
The Heavy Hani Blade by OOccn Ont on
Forbes Street Yesterday.
A "speak easy" was raided by the police
of the Second District, yesterday afternoon.
The raid was conducted by Inspector White
bouse, Captain Mercer, Lieutenants Fitz
gerald and McClurie, Officers Wackter and
Duncan. They succeeded in capturing
19 persons in the house of Henry Bills, on
Forbes street, opposite St Agnes Catholic
They were taken to the Fourteenth ward
station and locked up, where they gave
their names as Daniel Dougherty, Frederick
Langcamp, Frank Gallagher, James Ekas,
John Straares, James Colton, John Quip
ley, J. Thompson, E. Doyle, James Ecoff,
John Connors, George Massey, H. Short,
Charles Norton, C. McFadden and James
McCoy. Ten gave forfeits of S10 each for
their appearance at the hearing in the morn
ing. Henry Bills, the proprietor, had 5350
in cash on his person. He will be held for
EEMAEKABLE WEATHEE, k
The Tcmperatnre Has Been Nine Decreet
Above the Average.
The weather of last week was simply re
markable. Mr. Stewart, of the signal
service, reports that the temperature for the
week was 9 higher than the average. The
heat on Saturday was 14 higher.
There was no precipitation all week, and
the rainfall for the year is below the aver
age, though it is a little above for the month
ot April, so tar.
A Wanderlne Old Lady.
A lady 80 years of age was found wander
ing on Penn avenue yesterday. She couldn't
tell much about herself, and said she lived
on Jefferson street, bnt she didn't know
-whether in Pittsburg or Allegheny. She
was taken to the station house.
EEFORU'S QUARTER CEKTDRY.
A Discourse on tbe Objects of the National
ConOrence Grave Predictions Made
by Rev. Dr. McAllister.
"Twenty-five Years of National Beform"
was the subject of the afternoon sermon at
the Eighth Street Beformed Presbyterian
Church yesterday afternoon by the pastor,
Eev. D. .McAllister, D. D., IiL.D. His
topic was suggested by the approach of the
National Beform Quarter Centennial Con
ference, of which he is one oi the officers,
which is booked for Old City Hall, begin
ning to-morrow and continuing through
Thursday evening, with "Christian Princi
ples of Civil Government" as its motto. Dr.
McAllister's text was from the seventy-second
Psalm: 'M will remember the years
of the righj hand of the Most High." He be
lieved the first 25 years of this reform mover
ment had been such "right hand" years,
and predicted great things for the next quar
ter of a century.
Among the more interesting statements
made by the speaker was the' one that 250,
000 had been contributed and expended
already in this work of national reform,
though it had a very feeble beginning. He
could recollect how, 25 years ago, a little
handful of men over in Allegheny had or
ganized this National Beform Association,
and how, 20 years ago, Dr. McAllister him
self seemed to be the only representative of
that movement traveling about the country
trying to enlist co-operation.
As one of the leading judicial officers of
Pittsburg had said, the programme for this
coming conference certainly was a strong
one. It embraced, from 'its own high
standard, the rights of the immigrant, the
lamily, the men wrestling with the labor
problem, the Indian, other nations, the
public schools, the' Chinese, for
eign missions, etc, with such men
to discuss these rights as Bev.
T. P. Stevenson, of Philadelnhia;
Bev. A. Bittenhouse, of Dickenson College;
Bev. L N. Hays, D.D., of Allegheny; Bev.
James Morrow, D. D., of the Pennsylvania
Bible Society; Bev. George K. Morris, V.
D., of Philadelphia; President Charles A.
Blancbard, of Wheaton, III.; Bev. Jonathan
Edwards, D. D., of Meadville; Mrs. Mary
A. Woodbridge, Secretary of the World's
W. C. T. TJ.; Bev. J. Gl Butler, D. D.,
Chaplain ot tbe United States Senate; Bev.
Arthur T. Pierson, D D., of Philadelphia;
Drs. McFall and Crafts, Dr. McAllister
himself, Bev. Dr. Herrick Johnson, of Chi
cago, and others. Concluding, Dr. Mc
To this reform movement and its progress. 1
believe, can be traced very largely the growth
of a higher and purer patriotism among the
American people. True, we have had a noble
army of patriots in the past; but we have a
hie tier development now. The motto with our
patriots used to be: "Onr country, rlc;ht or
wrong." Now it is growing to be, more and
more, "Onr country, right" That is the true,
pure patriotism we seek to foster.
I believe the hand of God Is going to work
ont great problems in America. The princi
ples of this reform movetaent may not triumph
until a great crisis comes to us. That crisis
may be furnished by the Roman Catholic
Church, in its assault upon our tree schools, or
it may come through the final or forcible ef
forts to solve that great problem, the labor
question, which is even now agitating so many
downtrodden workers. But in some way, this
crisis will corns when we shall all call upon the
God of our lathers.
THE SONS OF ST. GEOEGE
Attended tbe IiavrrrnccvIIle Episcopal
The Lawrenceville Episcopal Church,
near Forty-second street, was almost too
small yesterday afternoon to hold all its vis
itors. Members of the Pittsburg district of
the Sons of St George were present to at
tend the Easter service. There were about
300 of them, who arrived in the church
about 3:30 o'clock, accompanied by a band
The Eev. W. M. Webb addressed the
Britons from a text taken from the fifteenth
chapter of Proverbs, thirty-fourth verse
"Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is
a reproach to any people."
The rcverened gentleman said that
throughout tbe history of the world differ
ent nations had been swayed by different
ideals. The first inhabitant of this country,
the Indian, was imbued with one thought
only to be a great warrior. War had been
thebarbarian's ideal ever since the world
stood. Wealth had been the ideal of some
nations, and a false notion of liberty-was
the ideal ot others. He said if a man called
it an infringement upon liberty when he
was prevented from being drunk he was
mistaken; it would simply be a false idea of
liberty, properly called license.
A duet, entitled "Oh, Morning Land,"
was sung by Mrs. F. G. Fricke and Mrs.
Joseph W. Wigley.
The German Societies of tbe Southside
The anti-Prohibitionists held a meeting
on the Southside last night and formed a
permanent organization by electing Andrew
Stock as Chairman and H. Troetschel Sec
retary. The organization is to be known as
"The Federation of all German Societies of
the Southside of Pittsburg, for the Defense
of the Noolest Properties of Humanity
Freedom and the Bights of Man."
The organization is made up of three dele
gates from each of 43 different German so
cieties in the county south of the rivers.
Several new delegates having been received
last night, it is claimed that the total mem
bership represented will aggregate 25,000.
A working Executive Committee is al
ready at work, and the purpose is not onlr
to canvass each voting precinct in the
county for the purpose of having the Ger
man element naturalized, but an effort will
be made to get their votes against the Pro
hibition amendment on June 18. A special
committee of three members has been ap
pointed for the purpose of 'looking after the
naturalization of German aliens.
The meeting last night, which was held
in the Iron and Glass Bank building, was
largely attended, and a great deal of enthu
siasm was put into the proceedings.
SUNDAY'S LITTLE BLAZES.
A Fire on First Avenne That Promised to
be Bad, and a Shed.
What looked like a big fire broke ont in
the brick stable of Arnold Bros., on First
avenue, between Boss and Grant streets,
about 8 o'clock yesterday morning, and
when Chief Evans arrived on the scene he
sent in the second alarm from box 25. It
proved, however, that his fears were not
realized, for the blaze was soon extin
guished with slight loss. Spontaneous com
bustion among about a dozen bales of hay
caused the fire, and .the loss on the hay and
damage to the building (about $50) was the
The alarm of fire from box 63 at 5:15 yesj
terday afternoon, was occasioned by a fire in
a boiler shed in the rear ot Kress & Mc
Cormick's file works, on Twenty-sixth
street The fire was caused by an over
heated smokestack. The damage was very
A EAID AKD HOUSE PULL'
The Little Gnme of Draw Is Interrupted and
Central Is Crowded.
Inspector McAleese, Detective Coulson
and a posse of officers raided a gambling
house on Tunnel street at an early hour yes
terday morning and captured the pro
prietors, seven players and a poker outfit
The party was taken to the Central Station
and gave fictitious names.
At the hearing before Magistrate Gripp
yesterday morning, the proprietors were
held for a hearing in $500 bail each and the
players were fined 55 and costs.
Including the above, there were 45 cases
at the hearing yesterday morning. Nine
were common drunks and 21 disorderlies,
three suspicious characters and three
Fob a disordered lnrer try Beecham's
AN EASTER ECLIPSE.
More Flowers, Bonnets and Sunshine
Yesterday Than Before.
MAKT CROWDED CONGREGATIONS.
A Glimpse of Some of the Special Services
and the Decorations.
CONFIRMATION AT ST. MAKES CHUECH.
Easter, in all the brightness and sunshine
of springtime, was ushered in with the
chiming of church bells, and shortly after
ward there appeared upon the streets thou
sands of elegantly attired women and a few
newly-appareled men, all going to worship
and to see the flowers and bonnets.
Everybody was going to church, though,
and the great army of people"in Pittsburg
and Allegheny who only attend wor
ship upon rare occasions of this
kind were out in full force. The
woman, radiant with smiles, believing
that her bonnet was more becoming than
her neighbor's, hurried along the streets
with husband or brother a secondary con
sideration, for she was intent only upon
getting into church, securing a good seat,
seeing and being seen. Theyoung man who
had been savins his money for a month or
more to get a spring suit, was also numer-'
In the churches pretty sights awaited the
worshipers. The latter crowded into the
pews, took up all the seats in the galleries
and stood in the aisles, listening to the dis
courses and music appropriate to the day.
Nearly every sacred edifice was decorated.
Particularly was this the case with the
Episcopal churches. At Trinity, on Sixth
avenue, the chancel was a bower of beauti
ful floral art. The baptismal font was filled
A MASS OF EASTEE LILIES.
tea roses, etc. The reading desk was sur
rounded by smilax and evergreens, and
was beautifully draped. In the rear of the
chancel were potted plants, ferns, etc
The first communion service at the church
was at 8 o'clock. At 10:30, or the second
service, Bev. Samuel Maxwell preached
tbe sermon. The music was rendered by
the boy choir. At 3 o'clock, in the after
noon a children's service was held. The
pupils of the Sunday school marched from
the chapel around and up through the cen
ter aisle of the church, singing their Easter
carols. They carried their banners and
offerings of Easter money. The rector of
the church delivered a brief address to the
children. The reeular evening service was
held at 7:30 o'clock.
At St Andrew's Church on Ninth street,
an Easter offering (a year's collections) was
taken up, which amounted to abont $5,000.
The music was delightful, and the blending
of the voices of the quartet choir was sup
erb. 'The chancel of this church was also
beautifully decorated with evergreens,
palms, ferns, etc. The pulpit was covered
with a mass of immortelles, intermingled
with roses of all kinds. The reading desk
was set off with tulips, and the base en
twined by smilax, which reached to the
floor. The sermon was preached by the
rector, Bev. Dr. White, who took lor his
text "Why seek ye the living among the
dead?" St Matthew, xxiv., 25.
At St Peter's Church; on Grant street,
the incense of the flowers pervaded every
corner of the building. At the morning
service xtector JNlacKay preached lrom tbe
text "And there shall" be no night there."
In the evening the children of the Sunday
school held their choral service. This con
sisted of chanting the psalms of the Sunday
school and delivering their offerings for the
In the morning it was impossible to get a
seat in the church. The baptismal font to
the right of the chancel was filled with
callas, imbedded in a mass of potted plants.
In front of the chancel was an arch screen
trimmed with evergreen and surmounted by
a cross ot white flowers. At the evening
service a pot of flowers was given to each
The Eight Bev. Bishop Whitehead ad
ministered confirmation at St Mark's Epis
copal Church, South Eighteenth street, last
nicht. The church had been very profusely
and beautifully decorated for the purpose,
and 28 girls and boys were confirmed. The
former were all dressed in white. Special
music had been arranged for the service,
and a very large attendance was present.
During'tne afternoon the Bev. E. B. Cam
eron, rector of the church, addressed the
Sunday school children of the congregation,
and each of them was afterward presented
with a potted plant of some kind. Candy
and Easter eggs were also distributed among
At St Paul's Cathedral all the aisles of
the church were crowded at the high mass.
The latter was celebrated by Bev. Father
Conway, assisted by Father Molyneaux and
Bev. Edward Duffy, the latter a student at
St Vincent's who will be ordained next
summer. Father Wall preached the ser
mon. The regular choir of the church was
assisted by the Cathedral Band, who ren
dered sacred music The main altar of the
church was decorated with ferns, lilies and
roses of all kinds; hyacinths, palms, etc.
WITH BAKE MUSIC.
At St Philomena's Church, on Liberty
avenue, Eev. Father Werner, rector, cele
brated the mass, assisted by Fathers
Schantz and Shaefer. The sermon was
delivered by Father Leniz. The choir sang
Haydn's Second Mass, with the Great
Western Orchestra for an accompaniment
At the offertory they sang "Hallejuah,"
In the alternoon there was a sacred con
cert given in the church, the proceeds to be
devoted for the benefit of the new chapel of
the new cemetery out the Perrysville road.
The concert was under the direction of J.
S. Vngel. There was a chorus of 60 voices.
At St Peter's Pro-Cathedral in Alle
gheny Bt Bev. Bishop Phelan celebrated
pontifical high mass. This church was also
beautifully decorated. At 6t James'
church, in the West End, Father Cosgrove
was the celebrant at high mass.
"Hundreds of people visited tbe monastery
on the Southside yesterday to view the
magnificent altar decorations" of the church.
THAT PARTI BATE.
The General Passenger Agents Will Try to
General Passenger Agent C. O. Sckull, of
the B. & O. Boad, was in the city yesteday.
He left for Philadelphia last evening.
In a short chat about the withdrawal of
the party rate Mr. Scull said : "The Trunk
Line Passenger Assqciation will make an
effort to have the party rate restored. Jndge
Cooley in rendering his opinion against the
rate labored under the impression that as
many tickets were issned as there were Der
sons in the party, and he held that there
was great danger of these tickets falling in
to the hands of the brokers.
The fact is only one ticket for the entire
party was issued and Judge Cooley's reason
lor abolishing the rate will not hold. We
think when the matter is brought to the at
tention of the Judge he will change his de
cision." A BOOM IN IRON WORKS.
Is There a Big New Demand to Explain
At the Bepnblican Iron Works, South
Twenty-third street, the rollers will start
to work double-turn to-day, and all the de
partments at Jones & Laughlins' will also
be in full blast this morning. The workmen
say there seems to be a sudden boom in the
iron easiness, ana worn u plenty,
THE NORTHSIDE CALDRON.
It Besln to Boll a Little Over Political
Coals That Will Not be Live Fire for
Months Tho Fostmaslershlp.
Although there will be no election of im
portance in Allegheny for over a year, poli
tics is one of the themes, and a lively one,
of conversation among the tbe politicians.
There may be a triangular fight for the Al
legheny seat in tbe State Senate between
Senator Butan, W. W. Speer and Arthur
Politicians on the Northside don't talk on
the subject, forpublication, as yet, however,
The death of Peter Walter, the recognized
leader in Allegheny politics, and one who
was alwavs consulted, canses many of the
politicians to hesitate in expressing their
views on the matter.
Chairman Hunter, of the Common Coun
cil, and John N. Neebhave been mentioned
as the proper persons to fill the shoes of the
late leader. Mr. Hunter was seen last even
ing, and said he would not talk on the sub
ject When asked when he would announce
the committees, he said : "Not until after
the election in the Fonrth ward to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Wal
ter." "The members who voted against you for
the chairmanship," said the reporter,
"have been asked what committee they ex
pect to be on, and have rcplied, 'Soup
Committees.' Do you intend to retire yonr
enemies in the last fight by placing them on
minor committees, ana putting your sup
porters on the best committees?"
"President Lindsay and myself will meet
some evening and arrange the, committees.
I will select members who are best suited to
fill the different positions whether they
voted lor me or not"
"Some of your friends who worked hard
for your election say they think it your
duty to get even with the men who opposed
you," said the reporter.
"I have no intention of getting even with
anybody," was Mr. Hunter's reply.
There jire an unusual number of appli
cants for the four positions of health in
spectors. The inspectors are elected by the
Health Committee, which is com
posed of one councilman from each
ward, six Select and seven Com
mon. It is reported that there will be some
important changes in this committee, that
is some Select men will give way to Com
mon in some wards, and vice versa. This it
is stated is to be done in the interest of cer
tain randidates for health inspectors. The
following may constitute the Health Com
mittee: Select Council Messrs. West
heimer, Sheer, Giiliford, Boethlein, Ein
stein and Walther. Common Council
Messrs. McAuley, Curry, Bobison, Jack
son, Smith, Stayton and Hunter.
Health Officer Bradley returned last
night from Washington, where he had gone
to look after his interests in the postoffice
appointment He i3 paying very little, or,
in fact, no attention to a canvass for re
election to the office he now holds. He will
be elected, of course, but will resign when
he receives the Government appointment
Mr. Bradley says there is scarcely any doubt
that John Gilliland will be the next Post
master, and that he himself will be the
Postoffice Inspector for Pennsylvania and
POISONOUS EGG DTE.
It Nearly Caused the Death of Two Little
Children Sensation la a Family oa the
Two little children, respectively 3 and 5
years of age, had a very narrow escape from
being fatally poisoned by Easter egg dye
yesterday on the Southside. The children
belong to Mr. Johnston, who lives at the
corner of Carson and South Thirty-fifth
A neighbor of the family stated to a re
porter for this paper, last night, that Mrs.
Johnston, grandmother of the two children,
had bought a nnmber of Easter eggs on
Sa'turday, as well as some aniline dye for
the purpose of coloring the eggs red. She
had promised the children a treat for Easter
some time ago, and tbe old lady, true to her
promise, dyed the eggs herself on Saturday
night alter the young ones had gone to bed:.
Yesterday morning at the breakfast table
she handed the eggs around among her
grandchildren to give them a regular sur
prise. They were all delighted with them,
and in a lew minutes each child was eating
an egg, with evident enjoyment Charles
and Lizzie, the youngest of the children,
got an egg that was cracked. During the
process ot boiling tbe dye had penetrated
the shell and was; absorbed. The children,
not realizing that their was any poison in it,
soon disposed of the egg.
A few moments afterward, however, they
complained of very severe pain in their
stomachs. Their sufferings rapidly in
creased, and convulsions set in. Then a
physician was sent for, and he found the
two children in a very precarious condition.
They were about collapsing, and it was
only by the use of very effective antidotes
that he succeeded in bringing them around
When the cause of the sickness was de
termined an examination of the eggs was
made, and the fact developed that they had
been dyed with a poisonous mixture of ani
line. The two children were resting easy
last night, and it is expected that they will
A GREAT SEND0FP.
President Roberts Thinks Pittsburg tho
President Boberts, of "the Pennsylvania
Bailroad Company, upon his return home
from his recent trip to this city, is quoted as
There is an air of business in Pittsburg which
strikes a stranger at once. There are few
idlers to be see on the Btreet Every man ap
pears to be busy ; the millionaire, the mechanic,
and the ordinary laborer are all hard workers.
I never came bacK from a trip over the line
with such a full sense of the remarkable de
velopment In indnstrial pursuits as there is In
Pittsburg. That locality has lost none of its
prestige, and it is and will remain the great iron
manufacturing center of tbe country The ex
perience, energv and activity of its people can
not be successfully competed -with, and no
other locality can seriously interfere with the
great iron Centei-n hich has been 'developed to
such a remarkable degree.
On the line of the Pennsylvania Bailroad,
east of Pittsburg, a great nnmber ot establish
ments of large capital and capacity are being
erected. Among them are Mr. Westinghouse's
new works, the Chambers it McKee Glass
Works, and others. All this business develop
ment which is, I think, the largest and most
important in the country, is located on our
line and is isolated from other means of trans
portation. On the Pittsburg. Virginia and Charleston
Railroad, which has the Pennsylvania Rail
road for an outlet there are many signs of
prosperity. Among the new establishments on
the line is the Allegheny Bessemer Steel Com
pany's very large works, which have just Bono
into operation. Without going any further
Into detail, tbe feature of my visit was the
wonderful strides in great business enterprises
which are being made in and about Pittsburg.
He Was Starving.
Last night about 8 o'clock Private Watch
man Stedeford found a young man lying on
the street at the corner of Frazier and Shef
field streets, Allegheny, who was weak from
starvation. He was sent to the lockup in
the patrol wagon, where he was given a
meal. He said he had eaten nothing since
last Friday. He claimed Cleveland as his
home, and said his name was John O'Con
nor and his age 18 years. He was locked
up on a charge of vagrancy.
Heptnsophs Visit Lee.
The representatives of the Supremo Con
clave of Heptasophs returned home yester
day. Governor Lee gave them a reception,
and the members,were well pleased with the
Virginian. The next conclave will be held
in New York. S. A. Will was elected Su
v A Serious Charge,
Martin Foley was -sent to jail yesterday
on a charge of aggravated assault and bat
tery upon Samuel Wicks. He is accused of
having helped three others to beat Wicks
on Old avenne about a week ago,
MONDAY, APEIL J 1 22, "
So Greatly Changing Old Acquaint
ances Won't Know Them.
THE SEYENTH AYE. AND MONON.
Take on Garbs of Vfhiteat Every Bpot Pos
sible for a Change.
HOW ROOM WAS WASTED FOR TEARS
Big improvements have been made and
are being made in some of Pittsburg's ho
tels. This is notably true of the Seventh
Avenue and the Monongahela House.
Mr. Wilson, the proprietor of the Sev
enth Avenue, is a thorough-going business
man, and he has made numerous changes
about the hotel since he took charge. The
dining room and a number of the private
rooms have been neatly painted and pa
pered. White paint has been used wherever
it could be to good advantage, and
the dining room, halls, etc., have been
materially brightened and beautified. Fine
curtains have been hung in the parlors, din
ing and private rooms on the second floor.
The mirrors abont the hotel have been re
gilded, and in the lobby down stairs the
workmen have just completed
AN IEOK CEILING!
Mr. Wilson intends to Lave the walls in
the office touched up with fancy colors, and
when he is through with the work of im
proving and cleaning the patrons of the ho
tel will scarcely recognize it.
Extensive changes are also being made in
the old Monongahela House. Mr. An
derson, one of the new proprietors, has
excellent taste, and he proposes to improve
the appearance of the hotel in many par
ticulars. He said the other day that in all
his experience he had never seen a house
where there was so much room not utilized,
and he intends to use every inch of the
space on the premises.
The cafe, when it is finished, will be one
of the features of the hotel. It will be con
ducted on the European plan, and a dinner
will be served at 5 o'clock in the afternoon,
with a bottle of wine .added, for (1. A
partition has been torn ont, converting what
was formerly the gentlemen's parlor into a
room 100 feet long. When it is fixed up it
will be used as a private dining room for
parties, assemblies, banquets, etc.
EVERYTHING IN "WHITE.
Mr. Anderson is a great believer in white
paint to brighten the appearance of any
thing. He proposes to paint the ceilings of
the office in white and gold, put new
windows in the skylight and change the
round staircase so that it will come down
sqnare on both sides. A round bal
cony in the shape of an Indian bow
will be built in the center. The work on
these improvements will be commenced at
once. The hotel on the ontside is to be
painted white in May. When the contem
plated improvements are made the famous
old house will certainly present an attract
In the entrance from the river side a par
tition with folding doors will be built The
doors will be so made that they can be re
moved in the summer, and will keep ont
the blasts from the river in the winter.
THE CATHEDRAL MISSION.
Programme of Exercises for the Faithful at
St. Paul's Cathedral.
The Paulist priests, who will conduct the
mission at St. Paul's Cathedral, will arrive
in this city to-morrow morning. Their
names are Fathers Nevin, Doyle, Smith,
Nyman, Hnghes, Hopper and Cullen. Pre
paratory to the regular mission for women,
which will be begun with the high mass
service at 10:30 o'clock next Sunday, there
will be a special mission of i days for
school children. This will be begun with a
mass at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, fol
lowed by instructions. At 4 o'clock in the
afternoon there will be another service with
instructions. This will continue on Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday. The women's
mission will end Saturday week next, and
tbe one for the men will begin at 10:30
o'clock May 5.
At the church yesterday cards contain
ing the order of services were given the
members of the congregation. They are as
follows: On Sundays, high mass and open
ing sermon at 10:30 o'clock A. m. At 3:30
p. if. vespers and benediction; 7:30, short
instruction, rosary, mission Eermon and
benediction of the blessed -sacrament. On
week days, 5 o'clock A. M. mass of the mis
sion with instruction; 6 o'clock, mass,9
o'clock, mass and instruction; 7:30 o'clock
P. M., short instruction, rosary, mission
sermon and benediction of the blessed sac
rament. THE FUTURE RAILROAD
For Freight Will be Made of Four Rolls
Says Colonel Andrews.
Colonel James Andrews went east last
evening. It was the intention to hold a
meeting of the directors of the Tehuantepee
Ship Eailway Company in Pittsburg this
week for the purpose of electing a President,
but the Colonel said last night that it would
be impossible to hold the meeting this week.
"I "think," said he, "that a four-railed
road, instead of two, for freight, will
be the road of the future. I would
suggest that instead of connecting the Ohio
river with Lake Erie by a ship'canal that
such a road be built from Pittsburg to Cleve
land to bring the ores from there and take
coal to the lake in return. Cars holding as
much as 500 tons conld easily be constructed
and this method of transportation would be
found to be cheap.
"The time is coming when the passenger
trains will be run on separate tracks,' and
the road beds for the freight business exclu
sively widened and four rails put down."
HE HIT A CONDUCTOR.
That's Why John Smith and His Handy
Billy Take a Vacation.
John Smith, who lives at Wilkinsburg,
boarded a Pittsburg traction car at Oak
land late Saturday night and began to curse
the conductor when the latter asked him for
his fare. Finally he refused to pay. The
conductor stopped the car and tried to pnt
him off. " Just as Smith was stepping off the
car he struck the conductor on the head
with a handy-billy, knocking him down.
Officer Wackter was attracted by the fight,
and succeeded in arresting Smith, and
locked him up in the Fourteenth ward sta
tion. The conductor appeared against him
at the hearing before Alderman Gripp yes
terday morning, who sent "him 30 days to
WILL IT RETITE SOUTH PENN?
Talk la Philadelphia Concerning Sir. Car
negie's Valley Line.
The South Pennsylvania Bailroad scheme
is. talked of again in Philadelphia in, con
nection with the recent purchase of the
Valley Bailroad of Ohio by Eastern capi
talists, among them Andrew Carnegie. The
latter railroad will soon extend from Cleve
land to Pittsburg, and it is said that the
object is ultimately to reach the seaboard
by building across the southern part of
Operatta la West End Rink.
The yonng ladles and gentlemen of
dames' xioman uamoiic unurcn, in tbe
Thirty-ninth ward are going to present
oDeratta to-morrow night in the West
Eink. entitled "B. E. Porteror, the Inter'
viewer." Eev. Father Cosgrove, pastor of
the church, has had the rehearsing of the
amateur actors under his own direction.
' NOTES ABD NOTIONS., - '
Many Matters of Macs and Little Moment
Sweet yiole bang!
Orange blossoms hgain.
CoxnxTRT wisdom A buckwheat stalk.
Youb bonnet was jnst lovely, so were you.
The root of all evil The root ot the tongue.
Rather a cordial enemy than a lukewarm
D. P. Beiqhand and Captain Murdoch went
to New York.
Bismarck says he's sorry. Down with Ger
man beer anyhow.
Geoboe Pullman passed through the city
on his way to Chicago.
"TTPPECAlf OK, and nothing to do," growl tho
rejected office seekers.
The amazing speed with which a lie circu
lates is apt to discourage a dealer in truths.
'Tis said Bonlanger has become the apple of
a Flemish beauty's eye. The crab apple, prob
ably. In the case of the lost Denmark, the old
adage that no nevs is good news, has proven
General Freight Aoent Dean and At
torney Reed, of Knox & Reed, went to Phila
delphia. In Adrian, Mich.,every man jays for his own
drinks. Tha barkeeper evidently has no slate
Noodles Well, how are you getting along
atyournewboardinghouae. Doodles Oh, I'm
f arine badly.
New Yoke papers think Pennsylvania will
vote against prohibition. She will make a stag
ger at it, anyway.
The pretty girls probably went to the Epis
copal churches yesterday because they wanted
to lnchoir the fashions.
L. G. Rousseau and wife went to Philadel
phia to attend the funeral of his wife's father,
William Henry Rawler.
The names of McAllisters Four Hundred
are being peddled In the streets. They have
been sold before, however.
F. Marion Cbawtobd says he has "just
turned the half way post of a new novel." He
will probably lose by a head.
The Washington Inaugural Committee will
meet this evening. The arrangements for the
celebration are about completed.
Boston leather dealers continue to fail at
the rate of one per day. This constitutes the
difference between that city and Chicago.
That New York Legislature that defeated
a bill to reduce telephone rates must have
taken some stock in the company's defense.
Those 750 Denmaik passengers did notland
on a desert island as expected, hut did the
next Lest thing and sailed for Philadelphia.
Wanamakeb himself once wrote an ad, call
ing attention to his "striped women's stock
ings," and they weren't mnseum freaks either,
William Bowen, who is charged with hay
ing tried to rob J. H. Wormser, was sent to
jail. He acts strangely and his sanfty is
Elmer Cochran, an employe of the Alle
gheny Street Department accidentally shot
himself in the hand with a small revolver on
Joiin,Manutamaker will not allow a post
office to be kept in a saloon. The old lady evi
dently doesn't know it is an excellent place for
The Chinese Emperor presented his new
mother-in-law with 52,250,000. A frightful pre
cedent of this sort would not be toleratedby
any but heathens.
With a law suit pending between butchers
about bologna and slander, the true history of
that mysterious edible may possibly be read,
and its dogs-ology sunc.
Canada doesn't know what to do with
American boodlers.' She ought to know
enough to return chased articles of gold. As
for Uncle Sam, 'Eno's enough.
A Venetian is making and selling thous
ands of his famous new style glass bonnets.
This is a transparent scheme, but fortunately
theater-goers can see through it
The gallant Louisville managers admit
ladies accompanied by gentlemen free to all
ball games. Pittsburg managers will admit
the ladles free providing gentlemen friends
pay for them.
A Texan pumped some snakes out of his
well. Tbe snake part of the item is unimport
ant the main question being what in thunder
a Texan was doing with a well. Perhaps it
was a milk made.
Petek Tbckeb, a workman on the Central
Traction Railroad, bad his right foot crushed
hy the crusher passing over it Saturday after
noon. He had to have one of his toes ampu
tated by Dr. Scott
William Gore and wife' who were arrested
for imbibing freely at a hotel in the Allegheny
Diamond, were not taken from the Hotel
Rhodes, as at first reported, bnt from another
hostelry near there.
Jail services yesterday were conducted by
W. C. T. TJ., No. 2. Singing formed the leading
feature of the exercises, and after the service
the ladies went through the pnson distributing
Easter cards among the inmates.
George O'Neill, of No. 3 patrol wagon. Is
off duty on acconnt of a badly cut foot ob
tained while running to strike box 4 on Snnday
morning. Mr. O'Neill was called out of bed
and run out without putting on his shoes.
This life may be very humdrum.
But we won't give it up jnst yet
Sweet woman may be a conundrum.
But we won't give her up, you bet
Mame Why, May. I thought you weren't on
speaking terms with Miss Witty. May I had
tomake up with the mean thing. I couldn't
stand it any lonser. Mame Whyr May
When we quarreled she always had the last
When one feels the hatred of self and fel-"
low man becoming too great for concealment
a week in the green fields and forests and by
still waters, alone with nature's eloquent
silence, will remove all morbid ideas of a
crowded civilization, and will send that man
back to the city a lover of bis race, and at least
on speaking terms with himself.
BAD FALL FROM A TRESTLE.
Scalp Wounds nnd Internal Injuries Sus
tained by Michael Cunningham.
( Michael Cnnningham, a laborer, fell from
a trestle at the foot of South Eighth street
yesterday afternoon, and sustained injuries
which may prove fatal. Cnnningham fell
a distance of 15 feet, striking his head
against a sharp stoncand cutting an ugly
gash in the scalp. He also strnck his side
against a stick and was injured internally.
He was taken to the Twenty-eighth ward
station honse, and Dr. J. W. Biggs was
The physician dressed the wonnds, after
which Mr. Cunningham' was jemoved to his
home, No. 3 Clincon row, West Carson
street. Dr. Biegs conld not state if the in
juries were fatal or not
KiUGHTS TEMPLAR AT CHURCH.
Cyrene Commandery, Colored Olasans, Oat
to Hear a Sermon.
About 25 members of Cyrene Commandery
No. 4, Knights Templar, marched to Grace
Beformed Presbyterian Church, on Arthur
street, yesterday afternoon, and attended
the Easter service conducted by Bev. Will
iam Palmer, assisted by Bev. J. PowelL
An Old Finn In n New Place.
Messrs. John Flocker & Co., who have
been established in Allegheny since 1844,
have opened a new office and salesroom at
No. 89 Water street
They would call the attention of the pub
lic to their lines of Italian and American
hemp packing, bell cord, cotton mops,
The lubricating hemp packingis especially
adapted for engine and railroad uses, as it
is made of the best long, double, dressed
hemp, and has proved satisfactory on the
various railroads where it has been in use.
We wonld call attention to their display
advertisement in another part of this paper,
and we think that parties who use the goods
they deal in conld not do better than to call
on them attheirnew place. Telephone 1370.
An extra bargain in combination pattern
dresses; choice styles, latest colorings, 512 CO
each. Huous SHaoke.
Don't miss the great surah silk sale which
CTe open to-day. Genuine double warp
at cue, worm oc.
A YERY- FDLL H00SE.
His Honor and the En-Ins: Hold a Crowded
Reception Forty-Five an the List Odd
Phases of Bock Beer Drnnks.
Just 45 unfortunates slunk up to the bar,
faced the steady glare of outraged justice
and John Gripp, .and alank back again,
greatly the worse for wear.
The text, "And the truth was not in
them," was singularly appropriate, for all
the old, revamped, faked, wornout, chest
nutty stories that were told would turn a
heart of stone, if they were true, but there's
the rub. There was the man with the
'steen orphan children racket; the crippled
beggar idea, the maudlin sentiment scheme,
the faltering "this must be a mistake" man,
and last and first, the man who tried to
throw himself on the mercy of the Court by
an alleged "clean breast of it," but only
succeeded in throwing himself in jail.
Saturday evening mnst have been an un
usually luscious one, and bock beer beld
high carnival, and low associations and
Nos. 1 and 2 trotted out suspiciously fast,
until it was noticed that the Sergeant was
close behind, and they were in a greater
hurry to escape what was behind than en
counter what was befront
a barkeeper for a drink, he refused.and they
struck him again, this time for fun and on
the stomach. Over 300 people gathered to
see the game little man throw them ont, and
he rose to tho occasion and threw. Just
$6 40 each will give them more respect for
barkeepers who know their business, and
for a Justice who knows his.
"Next" seemed to be the name of a man
who thought to employ his vivid imagina
tion in coining new names for a policeman.
The latter stood it until he was touched
where every man lives, when he,grahbed
"Next," shook him senseless and a lead
quarter out of htm, and galloped him to the
station. "Thirty days for contempt of
Matthew Bazas said he wonld go away
from Old avenue just whenever he wanted to.
He evidently wanted to go away right then,
and wont go away from jail until other peo
ple Waut him to.
Thomas Gallagher let her went in a
restaurant, and smashed some dishes as a
start.. He was thrown ont and began to
howl "watch! watch!" The people stood
around to watch, but the ' only thing they
saw was Tommy bundled into the go cart
Thirty days. f
John McCann went to bed in a hotel, and
immediately began to yell. Nobody will
ever known what was the matter, and his
yell may have been pardonable, but there
are no bugs on this administration. $6 40.
Ed Carroll was given a ticket as nsual on
the Fifth avenne traction. When the con
ductor wanted to take it at Oakland Ed had.
become attached to it He said it was
pretty, and ho didn't want to -give up a
ticket he had been obliged to sit and hold as
if it were precious. Some people think he
was right, but $8 40 will hardly pay for the
row he raised afterward.
Especially' for mourning, 10 pieces, all
black, figured India silks, 24 inches wide,
51 25 per yard. ' Huotrs & Hacke.
Walnut bedroom suits, the greatest va
riety and at all prices at M. Seibert & Co.'s
large furniture works, Lacock and Hope
streets, Allegheny, near railroad bridge.
To-day a new lot of fine regular dollar
brown and gray mix mohairs at 85 cents.
Boggs & Buhl.
Fine French chaliis, 400 patterns from
which to select, light medinm and dark:
colors. Huous & Hacke.
Repairs for.Baby Cirrlagrs.
Extra wheels, , axles, springs, handles,
parasols, rods; also lace covers, afghans and
robes may be had at J. G. Lauer's Toy
House, 620 Liberty st Baby carriages our
We open to-day our second great surah
silk sale of genuine double warp surahs at
50c. Don't fail to attend.
Boggs & Buhl.
Black Jersey silks, three qualities. 95c,
?1 10, fl 25; the lightest and best wearing
summer fabric known.
Huous & Hacks.
The Slain Line.
See this great play at Harris' Theater a
marvelous production. D
La Matilde imported cigars from $10 to
540 per hundred. G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth ave.
Oue 5 grades of 46-inch wide black cash
merest 50c, 65c, 75c, 85c and 51 a yard can
not be equaled. Hcous & Hacks.
ONLY 25 CENTS.
, " MWT
::: T. T. T.
J PERFECTION OF FIT.
GIVE YOU A NEAT SHAPE.
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S I I 1
Dress Goods week this, just as last week was
Millinery week. Now, when it comes to Dress
Goods, from the first to the last of the season,
we are prepared to show every desirable dress
fabric in the largest color assortment So now
when Dress Goods were never in as great t.
riety, here is the place, in this Dress Goods De
partment to be pleased and have your every
About this time of year importers are anxious
to reduce stocks on hand you can take ad
vantage of this this week. II 25 goods we have
here now at fl in quite a number of instances I .. V
clearing up desireable lots of new and seasona
ble goods we offer them at the under prices.
Not interfering with tbe staple goods at all,
but only livening things up a bit
Plain goods or fancy, as you may elect, bnt J
in both the assortment is largest
. As the season advances the more sununerlsh
weaves are looking up, so now each day lately
has increased the trade in the printed and
bordered Challies and Mohairs in fact these
are so pretty that later they will be hard to get
The French Robes have been added to quite
largely by some very choice patterns that are
undertake, while in English Suitings and fins
Broadcloth and Serge Suitings, the assortment
is very complete.
Wool Cashmeres, Henrietta Cloths, SlDc and
"Wool Henrietta. Cloths, Serges, Rayetlnesand
Armures, in exceeding large color variety of
spring shades. '
We call the attention of close buyers to our
"specials" in Spring Suitings at 50c a yard. Best
values you can find as regards quality and
"Cream Woolens in delicate shades, from 40a
to finest in Albatross, Foules, Cashmeres, suit,
able for graduating dresses and summer
Black Dress Goods Department shows soma
special good values In fancy Jacquard weaves,
also in Cords and in Black Cashmeres and in
Silk Warp Fabrics; newstyleBorderedVeilings
Grenadines and other light weight fabrics.
Our Silkstock increased by further arrivals
Printed India Silks, in which we lead In assort
ments and vainest plain Indlas, fancy Surahs
plain Surahs, FauleVSatin Rbadames, Armurer
Royales, plain and printed China Crepes. -
In Black Silks it is the same as regards as
sortment and variety and prices. Some special
extra value lots here in Black Surah. Silks,
Black India Silks, Black Gros Grain Silks and
Black Fancy Brocaded styles. Our new stock
of Black Silk Grenadines now here.
In the way of Underwear for Men, Women
and Children, wo have special bargains in all
qualities, in plain and ribbed goods, while we
offer many extra fine goods exclusive to onr
The Hosiery Department has the very-largest,
stock. The "Cable dye" fast black Cotton and
Lisle Stockings are the best Also soma
drives in fancy striped Cotton Hosiery for thi
week, and in Colored and Black EHk Stock,
All the very newest in Parasols and Sun Urn,
brellas hundreds to choose from SI 50 to (40,
A grafad collection, including the nobby long,
handled novelties in English Coaching Fanv
sols, our own importation.
A booming trade in the Cloak Room.
The Suit Department has more new goods to
show you. Our stock of Wash Dresses and
White Dresses for Ladles and Children is now
Flannel Blouse Waists for Ladies and Hisses. '
Also a great many novelties In Ladies' Silk
Customers will find the Lace Department
well stocked. New Drapery Nets and Plouns)
lng Laces, while the wide Flouncing and Alt
Oyer Embroideries are still largerln variety,
and new patterns in narrow and, medium
widths In Trimming Embroideries.
The Curtain' Room; by means of a larger
force of salesmen, is able to wait on aliens.
See the extra good Satlnes and Ginghams at
extra low prices. Lots of such attractions here
in this big Wash Goods Department
Muslin Underwear, complete in all qualities ,,,;
and sizes; 25c and Sue garments to finest up to '
135 each fine matched sets in new patterns. (
Corset Department has the "Fasso" aaiV';
other fine French hand-made Corsets; also, on
great specialty, the J. H. 4 Co. Corsevft
Summer Corsets now in stock, all the best'
makes. . ..-'A,
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