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ON BRADDOCK FIELD.
The Old Original Tarcbment Deed for
Its Historic 328 Acres.
AGED, INTERESTING INSTRUMENT,
ConTeying the Site of Braddock for a Few
Cents an Acre.
COPIOFTHEDEED AKD PLAK OF PIAT
On Braddock's field, the historic ground
where the Father of his Country appeared
in battle and began to gain fame as a
soldier there have been relics without
number unearthed. Venerable resident
have from time to time possessed themserres
of these, as opportunity afforded. Some
times it would be a savage's tomahawk, or
again it might have been a Frenchman's
rifle, or a British saber. All are held
Eacred by their possessors, perhaps to im
press upon the minds of the rising genera
tion that it was here, on this famous field,
that the greatest slaughter of the war be
tween France and the British colonies oc
curred, and where General Braddock, that
noted British officer, was slain, creating a
vacancy in the ranks of the British soldiery
that could have been filled by none but
But, could the immortal Washington
come back and view the famous battle
ground, he would probably be astonished to
see acres of machinery and furnaces, where I
once me siaiwart oac sneiierea me s&ysc
YUUtr OF BRADDOCK'S FIELD,
'st treasure in the shape of a relic
iginal deed for a tract of land
caijftJfc.-liraddoct's ield." It was
made out on March 4, 1791, nearly a century
ao, and was patented by the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania to George Wallace, Esq.
The tract, which comprised 328 acres of land,
was conveyed to Mr. Wallace by George
Thompson for an allowance of less than half
a dollar an acre.
TVHO ME. -WALLACE TVAS.
A good many persons will wonder who
George Wallace was. A hundred years or
more ago he resided where Mr. Allen Kirk
patrick now lives, which place, after being
vacated by the former, was converted into,
and for many years afterward known as, the
"Old Female Seminary." It latterly came
into the possession of Mr. George Bell, the
father of Mrs. Allen Kirkpatrick. Mr.
Wallace is said to have been an eminent
lawyer, and it was he who so hospitably en
tertained General Lafayette at these very
headquarters at a time when the latter was
passing this point, and stopped to take
' luncheon with Mr. Wallace. He was then
General Washington's chief of staff; also
his personal friend.
The deed which furnishes the subject for
this sketch, later fell into the hands of Mr.
A. F. Marthens, of Avalon, Pa., under just
what circumstances he is unable to tell.
Hearing that he was in possession of the
deed.Mr. Andrew Carnegie opened a corres
pondence with himwith a view to obtaining
the relic for his Braddock Library. He
was successful, and several days ago it was
forwarded to Mr. James Gayley, President
of the Library Association, wh'o will have
it suitably framed. It will then occupy a
conspicnous place on the walls in the in
terior of the library building. The quaint
old instrument, written on sheepskin parch
ment, is copied as follows:
George Wallace, Esq.,
823 acres, Allegheny county.
The Commonwealth or Pennsylvania To all to
whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Enow tbat, in consideration of the sum of
48 10s 4d, lawful money, paid by George Wal
lace. Esq., into the Receiver General's office of
this Commonwealth, there is granted by the
said Commonwealth unto the said George Wal
lace a certain tract of land called "Braddock's
Field," situate on the North side of the River
Mnnongahela, at Braddock's Field in Pitt
township, Allegheny county: Beginning at a
locust on the bank ot the said river, thence by
land supposed to be vacant, north 62 degrees,
west 222 perches to a white oak. thence by land
of Peter Kolleter socth five degrees, west S
perches to a white ok, south "0 decrees, west
129 perches to a walnnt tree, south SO degrees,
west 38 oerchee to a Spanish oak on the bank
of said river, and thence up the samcbouoding
thereon, containing 323 acress, and allowance
of 6 per cent, for roads, etc., with appurten
ances (which said tract was surveyed in pnrsn
ance of a special application, No. 45, entered the
first day of April, 1769. by Robert Thompson,
who by deed dated 1 December, 17S8, conveyed
the same to George Thompson, who, by deed
dated 1 March instant, conveyed the same to
eald George Wallace, for whom a warrant of
acceptance Issued the second day of March,
instant). To have and to bold the said tract or
parcel of land with the appurtenances, unto
the said George Wallace and bis heirs, to the
use of him, the said George Wallace, except
ing andreserving only the fifth part of all gold
and silver ore, lor the use of this Common
wealth, to be delivered at the pit's month, free
of all charges. In witness whereof, Thomas
Mifflin, Uovernor of the Aid Commonwealth,
hath hereto set his band and caused tho State
seal to be hereto affixed, the fourth day of
March, in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and ninety-one, and of tho Com.
monwealth the fifteenth.
A. L Dat-las, Secretary.
IK EXCELLEJrT PBKSEBVATION.
This deed is as well preserved as if it had
been made out but recently. It's signed
Thomas Mifflin. Governor of Pennsylvania
l at that time, who lived just across the river
Ifrom Braddock, in what is now known as
limin township. A. 1. Dallas, wno attests it,
rat Governor Mifflin's secretarr.and his de
pendents now, or at one time did, own con-
naeranie estates in and around Jjauas sta-
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tion.T along the line of the Pennsylvania
Ballroad, a few miles out from Pittsburg.
The deed bears two paragraphs on itb back,
one which reads:
lnrolled in the rolls office for the State of
Pennsylvania In pat. book No. 18. page 3L
Witness my hand and seal or office, March 6,
The seals, anaint contrivances cut from
paper in star shape, were put on with or
dinary sealing wax. In reply to a letter of
VJjjryastohow this instrument strayed
Sway from the original owner, and how he
became the possessor of the deed, Mr.
I am very sorry, bat am unable to give any
information in regard to bow I came by the
Braddocks Field" deed. I have, had it for
many years, and cared but little for it at first,
which, I think, is the reason why 1 have totally
forgotten how it was obtained. Bat of late
years it has wonderfully appreciated in value
with me, and 1 was very much gratified to find
that Mr. Carnegie bad the same high opinion
of its value. It was a great satisfaction tome
to place the relic in so suitable a place, through
bis hand, as the admirable library which be
provided for your people, and it will doubtless
be an incentive to others who possess memen
toes of the early tunes, which were so full of
stirring events, to deposit them In that institution.
THE OLDEST TCSLEIAN CHURCH.
An Application Formally Filed to Effect Its
Salo to Traction Folk.
An application was filed yesterday by the
Missionary Society of "Wesleyan Methodists'
Convention of America, ot Syracuse, IT. Y.,
for leave to sell real estate. The property
desired to be sold is the Wesleyan Metho
dist Church, corner of Wylie avenue and
Tunnel street, the title to which is vested in
the Missionary Society, and to the sale of
which allusion has before been made in
The church was established in 1847, and
for years was the only church of its denomi-
rLrTTSTBATHTO THE OLD DEED.
nationin Pittsburg. After the war the at
tendance dwindled, and the members be
came scattered. The congregation was re
vived in 1879, but again became scattered,
and has now but a few members. An ar
rangement has been made to sell the prop
erty to the Central Traction Bailway Com
pany, as heretofore published, for $19,600,
and the leave of the Court is asked. It was
I ordered that a notice of the application be
PEEK TOWBSHIP SPLITS,
And Asks the Conrt to Stick b Wedce In to
Keen It Apart.
An application for the division of Penn
township into two townships was filed in the
Quarter Sessions Court yesterday. It was
stated that the township is very large and
populous, and the interests of the residents
are not in harmony. Discussions arose about
the assessment of taxes and the distribution
of the school houses and other matters.
The only remedy, it is claimed, is to di
vide the township. The dividing line sug
gested commences at the mouth of Quigley's
run, on the Allegheny river, thence direct
to McGregor's Crossroads, and from there
to Dunning's run.
Judge Magee appointed W. W. Shaw,
James P. Dahlen and W. B. Cnthbert com
missioners in the matter.
Dress and Millinery Barred.
Coraopolis bas organized a reading and
discussion society. The first meeting was
held last night at the residence of Mr. J. D.
Hamilton. The meetings promise to be en
tertaining, being social as well as literarv.
That they will not be devoted tot the discus
sion of dress and millinery is apparent from
the mental capacity of the ladies who are
A Fnnny Bald.
The police authorities yesterday took in
custody seven horses and rigs at the Mc
Kelvy horse market at the Suspension
bridge. These were taken to the Central
police station. Whenever the owners called
they were fined $25 each for blockading the
She Washed Hecond-Storr Windows.
A girl named Maria Wilcox was brought
to the Homeopathic Hospital yesterday, suf
fering from a broken leg. The girl is em
ployed as a domestic with an Oakland fam
ily, and, while washing windows yesterday,
she fell from a second-story window.
The Poisoned Family.
The Lightfoot family in Minersville are
-all recovering. They have not discovered
how the poison got into .their food. The
bottle from which they drank the beer
originally contained egg-dye, but it was
Hannah Went to JalU
Hannah Taylor was yesterday committed
to jail for court on a charge, preferred by
August Le Fierst, of having purloined a
collee pot and a smoothing iron from Fleish
man's store on Friday night.
Watch and Jewelry Repairing- a Specialty.
Personal attention given to watchwork
a complete-new stock of diamonds, watches,
jewelrv, clocks, silverware, etc. James
McKee, Jeweler, 420 Smithfield street, for
merly 13 Filth ave. Very low prices. '
Come, Kaln or Shine.
SO days, cabinets 99c per doz. at An
frecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market st, Pitts-
V . Via at.- Daaafafcaaa.
UUTg. J.lCVMJj:. J..UU19 DUUWJ1. ,
Flauttels. The largest and best-select
ed stock of nne -Trench flannels we have yet
shown; checks, plaids, stripes and figures,
irom oao H(iis vu. xiuiiua oc oacs,
Florentine awnings at Mamaux &
Son's. C37 and fi39 Penn ave. .
LICENSES LONG AGO.
How Troops Were Called Onl to Sup
press Last Century's Mobs
IN AN ODD WHISKY INSURRECTION.
A. Fatal Uprising of Boughs and Militia
That Cost Some Millions.
PR0MIHENT PEOPLE'S BOOZI BATTLES
Since many seem to imagine that there is
an uprising of liquor men against Judge
White's rulings, what will prove more In
teresting and pertinent for comparison, is
the far more formidable opposition made in
the four Western counties of Pennsylvania
during what was known as the whisky in
surrection of 1794, which was described in
these columns about a year ago, bnt which
has again become seasonable. As a matter
of history it is a 'very important event, but
so few seem to be familiar with the facts
that a repetition of them will be fitting for
the "great issue of the day." The counties
affected were "Washington, Fayette, West
moreland and Allegheny. These counties
had been chiefly settled by the Scotch-Irish,
who "were mostly Presbyterians, men of
great energy and decision, restive under too
A lawless spirit soon prevailed among
them. They converted their rye crops into
whisky, and, when the excise laws imposed
duties on domestic distilled liquors, the
people disregarded them. A new excise
act, passed in 1794, Was specially unpopu
lar; and when, soon after the adjournment
of Congress, officers were sent to enforce the
act in Western districts in Pennsylvania,
they were resisted by the people in arms.
The insurrection became general through
out that region, stimulated by leading men
in the community.
EIGHT IK THIS VICINITY.
In the vicinity of Pittsburg many out
rages were committed. Buildings , were
burned, mails were robbed, and Govern
ment officers were insulted and abused. One
official was ..stripped of all his clothing,
smeared with warm tar, and the contents of
a feather bolster were emptied upon him.
The local militia' formed a part of the
armed mob, at one time numbering 8,000 or
9,000 people. The insurgent spirit spread
into the neighboring counties of Virginia,
and Washington and his Cabinet perceived
with alarm this intimation of the lawless
ness of French politics. He observed that
the leaders were connected with the Demo
cratic secret societies of the French Bevolu
tionists. How widespread and insidions
was the conspiracy against the laws of the
country he knew not, but he was aware of a
traitorous plan, for he believed with justice
a great band of the insurgents were patriotic
citizens. He took prompt measures to sup
press the trouble.
Governor Mifflin refused to call out the
militia, and Washington resolved to act
with vigor. He issued a proclamation re
quiring the insurgents to desist, and, under
the authority as President, he called upon:
the Governors of Pennsylvania, Maryland,
NewTorkand Virginia for 13,000 men,
afterward raised to 15,000. Ine opposing
people could bring 16,000 fighting men into
the field. Subsequently there were at one
time 700 troops encamped at Braddock.
The troops were placed under the com
mand of General Henry Lee, of Virginia,
and their movement was fixed for Septem
Meanwhile three commissioners were sent
to the insurgent counties to arrange for the
submission of the laws. Two other com
missioners were appointed by Pennsylvania.
The two boards crossed the Allegheny
Mountains and found the leading
IHSUBGEJJTS JOT CONVENTJON,
at Parkinson's Landing. Nearby, stood a
liberty pole with the legend "Liberty, and
No Excise." "No Asylum for Cowards
and Traitors." A committee of 60 and a
committee of 15 met the insurgents at Pitts
burg. Among them were Bradford, Mar
shall, Cook, Gallatin and Brackenridge, a
lawyer, of Pittsburg.
Terms of submission were agreed to, to be
ratified, however, by the votes of the peo
ple. There was still opposition; but the
alacrity with which the President's call for
militia was responded to settled the matter.
The troops were moving, and a complete
settlement was the result.
A final convention was held at Parkin
son's Ferry, October 24, 1794, which passed
resolutions oi submission to anthority, that
excise officers might salely proceed to their
business, and that all excise duties would
be paid. Albert Gallatin, in the Assembly
of Pennsylvania, in an able speech, ad
mitted his political sin in the course he had
taken in the insurrectionary movements.
The Government was strengthened bv it.
The cost of the insurrection to the National
Government was $1,500,000.
As to further details of efforts to quell the
insurrection it may be added: There were a
number of distillers indicted, for which 30
warrants were issued. The marshal of the
district undertook to serve them, and was
fired upon by armed men. The latter as
sailed Inspector Neville's house, near Port
Pitt, which attack a small detachment was
unable to quell. Five hundred assailants
appeared, and one was killed by the oppos
The o'fficers were, however, compelled to
flee for their lives down the Ohio river. The
obstreperous mob was led by John Hol
croft, who assumed the name of "Tom the
BY BOBBING THE MAILS.
A few days afterward the mail from
Pittsburg to Philadelphia was intercepted
and robbed. The leading politicians
Bradford and Marshall concerned in this
robbery forthwith addressed a circular let
ter to the officers pf the militia ot the west
ern counties, stating that letters in the
rifled mails revealed important secrets,
which made it necessary for the militia to
act, and called upon the militia to muster
on August 1 on Braddock's Field with arms
and accoutrements and provisions for four
days. Full 7.000 men appeared at the ap
The leaders in the insurrection were
elated. The meeting at Parkinson's Ferry
was an armed convention. Colonel Cook,
one of the judges of Fayette
county, presided, and the illustrious
Albert Gallatin, afterward Secretary of
the Navy, acted as secretary. Bradford
assumed the office of Major General and re
viewed the troops. It was his design to get
possession of Ft. Pitt and then the arms and
ammunition therein; bnt, finding most of
the militia omcers unwilling to co-operate,
he abandoned the project The excise offi
cers were expelled from the district and
many outrages, were committed.
Duringlthese primitive days, so history
says, the legitimacy of the liquor business
was unquestioned, and every sideboard no
matter how humble contained a flask of the
unadulterated essence of maize, and. in most
cases, a homemade article. In every respect
Ifc IB UiUCI.Uk UUWi
The Came of It All.
YesMrday, bright and cheerful as it was.
brougUt out big crowds to enjoy the first
real iine day we've had in some time.
Although the throng jostled and pushed on
the ivenues, a steady stream of people was
see to turn to their right on nearing Grant
stand make a bee line for tne spacious
stores of the Pittsburg Combination Cloth
Eng Company (P. C. O. C), where their
special sale of 810 suits was in progress.
Men's fine suits, manufactured from costly
cheviots, Blarney's, cassimeres, bannock
burns, worsted and corkscrews, were sold at
$10, the former price of which was $18, $20
and $22,explaimng the cause of the immense
rush to the popular clothing emporium. No
one deserves snecess more than these enter
prising and plucky merchants, and the Dim
patch extends its heartiest well wishes to
WHI USE ANT POLES?
Tho Idea of Telegraphy by Bail the Most
Economical One Yet Advanced Figaros
Come to thinKof it, it seems strange that
greater efforts have not been made to use
railway rails for the transaction of telegraph
business instead of the costly poles that are
now in use, and of which there are 3,000,009
in the United States alone; about 6,000,000
in the world. Its possible feasibility has
Deen proven by the Union Switch and Sig
nal Company using the rails to give infor
mation of the condition ot switches, infor
mation which is sent both ways.
It is said the consumption of timber for
railway purposes alone, will denude the
clobe "in 30 vears. if substitutes are not
found for ties, and as the world's supply of
iron is inexhaustible it would seem that a
decent respect for the rights of the next
generation would stimulate effort to spare
what forest is left us.
The railroads of the world now consume
70,000,000 ties a year and the life of a tele
graph pole is not much greater than that of
a tie. If laid end to end, the ties used every
year would place six belts around the globe,
and the telegraph poles along railways, sup
posing but one line of poles to be used,
would reach once and a half around it
Necessity may be the mother of invention,
but if the old girl could be induced to hump
herself before her services are imperatively
demanded, progress would be much accel
erated. FATHER DENNY'S FDNEEAL.
Johnstown Citizens Tarn Out In Respect to
The remains of Bev. Father John Denny,
formerly of St Paul's Cathedral, this city,
who died at Altoona Wednesday morning,
passed through the city yesterday on their
way to Butler, where they were interred.
The requiem high mass was celebrated in
St John's Church, Altoona, by Bev. Father
Kaylor, a classmate of the deceased.
Among the priests who attended the fu
neral were Father O'Biley, Private Secre
tary to Bishop Tuigg; Father Davin, of
Cambria; Sbeeban, of Johnstown; Bogle, of
Gallitzin; Bosencteel, of Ashvllle: McHugh,
of Wilmore. and a number of others from
this city ana Altoona. A large committee
of Johnstown citizens met the train upon its
arrival at that place and by their presence
acknowledged the esteem with which they
held the deceased.
THE U00T C0UET.
Young Disciples of Biockstone Have An
other Interesting Trial.
At the regular meeting of the Law Stu
dents' Moot Court yesterday, the case of the
Commonwealth versus Goss was tried. The
trial was one in which the defendant was
accused of trying to subvert the jury sys
tem now in vogue.
After a lengthy deliberation the jury
found the defendant not guilty, but advised
him not to be accused of the same offense
again. The speeches of Mr. Dunn, attor
ney tor the Commonwealth, and that of Mr.
McMulIen for the defense, were brilliant
and abounded with maxims taken from old
The Secretary reports the association in
good shape. Next week the case of Com
monwealth versus McMulIen, perjury, will
be tried. Major Montooth will act as
A WOMAN'S FUSILLADE.
Burglars Will Please TakeNotlce That Mrs.
Guy Is Quite at Home.
There is a woman in Ciraopolis who is
not liable to be troubled by burglars who
learn of the mettle of which she is com
posed. Night before last Mr. Guy was.
away, and one of the brotherhood attempted
to effect an entrance by a back door. Mrs.
Guv heard him at work and opened fire
The fellow broke and ran, but the fusil
lade was kept up, and from the way his
form was noticed dodging from side to side,
it was evident that the balls whistled un
comfortably close to his worthless carcass.
As each shot rang out on the stillness of
the night the people in the vicinity were
thoroughly aroused, but the fellow was a
good runner and escaped.
KILLED AT A CSOSSING.
The Absence of n Flagman Causes a Fatal
Accident In Allegheny.
John Curtin, an old man who lived on
McClure avenue, Allegheny, was killed at
the railroad crossing at Woods Bun yester
day morning. He was driving a horse at
tached to a cart and did not notice the ap
proach of the Cleveland Express. There
was no flagman at the point and the loco
motive could not be stopped.
The cart was smashed and the horse in
stantly killed. Curtin was thrown several
feet in the air and fell alongside the track.
He was removed to the "West Penn Hospital,
where he died an hour later.
MRS. M'OIGHT'S FDNEEAL.
A Large Number of People From This City
Will Attend It.
A large number of Pittsburgers will
leave to-night for Altoona to attend the
funeral of Mrs. H. A. McKnight, of that
place, whose remains will be interred in the
little Catholic cemetery at Ebensburg to
morrow morning. Mrs. McKnight was the
wife of H. A. McKnight, editor of the Al
toona Times, and a sister of Bev. Father
John Ward, of Mercy Hospital, this city.
The Bargains at Thompson's New York
Grocery Prices for This Week Will As
cans Fine Sngar Corn 2Jo
cans Good Tomatoes (3 lb. cans;... 25c
cans Good Peas 25c
cans Blackberries J25o
lbs Turkey Prunes 25o
lbs French Prunes 25o
lbs Evaporated Sliced Apples 25c
lbs Evaporated Apricots 2oc
packages uorn starch -!5c
packages Fruit Puddine 25o
lbs Kingsford's Large Lump Starch 25c
Doxes .sag jtsiue vc
boxes Concentrated Lye 25c
lb Choice New Hops 25o
lb Navy Chewing Tobacco 20c
lbPipe'Cutand Dry Tobacco.... 25c
qnartsNavy Beans 25c
5 lbs English Currants 25e
3i lbs Large Baisins 25c
4 Bottles Ketchup 25o
12 bars Good Scrubbing Soap 25c
Ivory Soap, per bar 4c
Star Soap, per bar 4e
Lenox Soap 4c
Acmo Shoe Polish, per bottle 12c
Boasted Coffee, per lb 22, 25 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 nil parts of both
cities. To those living out of the city will
prepay freight on all orders of $10, $15, $20
and upward. Send for catalogue.
M. B. Thompson,
301 Market st, cor. Third ave.
Never Too Late to Mend.
Mend what? you wiH say. Why, your
old clothes, to be sure, and Dickson, the
tailor, of 65 Fifth ave., cor. Wood st., sec
ond floor, is the man who makes old clothes
look like new for a trifle. Telephone 1558.
Kid Gloves Almost Given Away-
300 pair small sizes black and colored
dollar gldves at 39o a pair at Bosenbaum &
OuTtNO Cloth. Three grades of this
now popular wash fabrio at 12Kc. 15o and
w popular 1
18c; beautiful patterhs.
mwtsu ' Hrjans & Hacke. ,
;: SUNDAY MAX 5,
EISNER : &. : PHILLIPS.
In all our experience we never sold so many
Or averaged such fine grades as we have this
season. Evidently you're getting to appreci
ate more and more the superior merits of the
E. & P. make, as these have been the draw
ing card for us, and we shall keep the assort
ment right up for months to come. They
range, you know, from $8, $10, $12, $15, $18,
20 and $2$, but to-day
EISNER :dV: PHILLIPS
Want to emphasize the equal attractiveness
Spring and Summer Suits.
Especially those grades from $10, $ 12 and
$15, of this same E. & P. make. With every
such Suit we give this comforting certificate
- This garment is
and guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Should you have any reasonable
cause for complaint, do not hesitate
to come right to us at once for
SO, TOO, IIDsT
Get the E& P. Knee Pants Suits, at 3, $4,
$5, J 6 and 1 7. Also our
. BOYS' STJZTS
At $8, $10 and $12, In them you'll find
sdjid satisfaction every time, or we will make
it so to any fair minded person.
With each Suit sold ' in our Boys' and
Children's Department goes a genuine Spald
ing Baseball and Bat.
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 he
found on the Sixth Page.
L. GLESENKAMP & SON,
The largest builders of fine Family Carriages in the State, If any of jour
vehicles need Fainting or Repairs telephone us for an estimate.
Telephone No. 662.
of the E. & P. make
DILL ;-: PARK,
, Formerly Lake View,
NOETH EAST, PA.
This beautiful place baa been entirely
renovated and refurnished In tlrst-class
order, and trill b'o opened for guests on
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1S39, as a family
snmmer resort. This hotel Is situated
on tbe shore of Lake Erie, with a beau
tiful sandy beacb. which makes as line
a place for bathing as tbe seashorefalso
fine fishing. Will have small boats on
the grounds. Tbe place consists of a
fine larm, and it Is the Intention of
raising evervthinc for table use. Also
hare fine berd of cattle, and will make
a specialty of good, pure milk and but
ter. A livery, consisting of Bbetland
ponies, for children, and single and
double rigs, on tho premises.
Address all communications to
I DILL, Prop
and 320 PENN AVENUE.
OUR COMPETITORS HAVE BEEN
SCARED OUT OF THE FIGHT.
WE ARE MASTERS OF THE SITUATION. .
30 5 "Wood S-taee-b.,
Will still continue to shower bargains on the public in Household Goods.
Thej carry the largest line of goods suitable for the middle classes ex
hibited in Pittsburg. Goods all fresh and styles new.
Remember that we sell you anything you may, want in
the household on our well-known terms,
Cash or Easy Weekly Payments.
Don't forget that our prices are the lowest in the city, and
our terms the most liberal.
WORKINGMEN ARE SPECIALLY SOLICITED,
Store Open Saturday Evening
WESTERN ASSURANCE CO,
(Exclusively Fire.) January 1, 1889.
UNITED STATES BRANCH ASSETS, $1,045,329 57.
NET SUBFZUS IN UNITED STATES, $450,046 54.
LOSSES PAID IN UNITED STATES, $7,137,737 78,
JOHN D. BIGGERT, Agent,
No. 61 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh
D. TAYLOR &
TOILET, TEA AND DINNER SETS,
' R P. WALLACE & CO.'S,
211 Wood Street. 102 and 104 Third Avenue, Between Second and Third Ave
A hundred years ago few even of tbe wealthiest could famish their homes as Iox
nriomly or as comfortably as even the working classes can do to-day. This may be ia
part owing to the rapid improvement in labor-saying machinery, bat prinoipsllj' to thet
popular Credit System in vogue at
Old Established Furniture Housei-
If you are not aware of the fact that at our old reliable and ever popular store, 70
can, by paying a small amount down and the balance in easy payments to suit yoa
secure any kind of Household Furniture or Carpets. "Why not?
If you have never opened an account with us, pray let us know why sok It does
not take ready cash to buy anything we have in our store. "We will give yoa all ths
time you want.
' Furniture of Every Description.
For Parlor, Hall, Chamber, Dining Boom, Kitchen or Office, in all woods, finish as4r
Carpets of All Kinds.
In Velvets, Hoquettes, Body and Tapestry Brussels, Ingrains, Bag, etc. Kattisgs f
very large stock at low prices. Oil Cloths, Bugs, etc.
Housefurnishing Goods Every Description.
An immense stock of Stoves, Banges, Gas, Oil and Gasoline Stoves, Dinner and Te4
Sets, Tinware, Woodenware, etc
Baby Carriages and Refrigerators.
These are now the seasonable goods we have to offer you, and to say we have the -largest
stock of these goods at the lowest prices, we are simply making an assertion whioli
we will prove to you upon calling. Our stock of these goods is simply immense, and
should be seen to be properly appreciated.
The slush, mush and gush, such as other dealers so freely Indulge in, may attract 4
temporary attention, but in the long run it's the quiet work that tells. "We don't pataS
big ads. in the papers as some people; we don't make extravagant, absurd and impossi
ble assertions; we have not' the gall and impudence of tbe "grab-alls" in our line of busi
ness; we ask not the public to believe that we are the only honest dealers in this city; we
don't forever dwell on the old chestnuts, "selling below cost," "less than half price,"
etc, but we get there all the same. "We rely on enterprise, merit, honesty, grit and truth,.,
selling on easy payments at actually less prices than others charge for cash. Calltad
OLD RELIABLE HOUSE, .
THOMPSON & CO,
Until 10 o'clock.
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