Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 25, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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By Preparation to Repeat a Funeral
Service 27 Years Past.
And Were Buried in One Great Pit After
the Arsenal Explosion.
Between the hoars of 9 and 10 A. 21. on
Decoration Day, Thursday, If ay 30, a sol
emn and impressive service may be wit
nessed at the Arsenal Monument in Alle
gheny Cemetery, where lie the unidentified
remains of 38 girls and two men, the vio
timsof the terrible Arsenal explosion on
September, 17, 18G2.
The services will be nnder the direction
of Garfield Council No. 15, Ladies of the G.
A. E. The exercises will consist in read
ing the burial services of the society, strew
ing flowers about the monument, an address
by Rev. R. Lea, the benediction, etc The
flowers will be furnished by the Boho
school children. The exercises, in as many
respects as possible, will be the same as
those at the funeral 27 years ago.
Many mothers, sisters, friends and a few
surviving companions of the victims belong
to the society, and will there meet in com
mon sympathy. Garfield Council was the
originator of this beautiful custom three
years ago, and this year it is expected that
the exercises will be larger and more inter
esting than ever. At the former meetings
some of those that escaped from the wreck
found among the mourners and recognized,
for the first time since that dreadful day, a
companion in the work at the arsenal then
of preparing cartridges for the soldiers.
Bev. Bichard Lea, who will deliver the
address on the occasion, also delivered the
funeral address when the bodies were con
signed to the grave, and the following ex
tracts from what he said in this connection
on September 28, 1862, but a few days after
the explosion, give the story of the 38
martyred girls in more graphic language
than a writer of the present might com
mand: The uncertainty of human life was never
more strikingly shown in this community than
upon the memorable 17th day of September,
1862. The moraine was calm and beautiful.
and, until noon, nothing unusual occurred at
the Allegheny Arsenal. It was pay day, and
the noble Union girls, who bad toiled ail the
month, were rejoicing over the reception of
the fruits of their labor. The shop
had been swept, and, among the leavings,
some loose powder was scattered over the
stony road winding around the beautiful
grounds. A wagon was passing, when either
the iron of the wheel or of a horse's shoe
struck fire. In an instant a terrific explosion
'was heard, shaking the eartn and inflicting in
jury on the surrounding buildings. Amid a
dense column of smoke and a bright sheet of
flame were seen fragments of tho building,
mixed w.'ih portions of the human frame, ris
ing hig. ic too atmosphere, and then falling in
a horrid 0ower all around.
Some panic-stricken persons shouted: "The
magazine is on fire!" Repeated explosions, and
the wild confusion seemed to confirm the awful
report. But amid all this wasdls-1
may and fearful consternation and apprehen
sion of still worse to come, when the magazine
shonld explode. There were many who entered
the gates and climbed the walls, determined
to aid or die in the attempt. Rev. Richard
Lea himself was the first man to scale the
walls from Covington (now Fortieth) street,
and assist in the rescue. J
The doors of the large bnilding near the en
trance to the park were closed, and the frantio
girls, supposing themselves confined for cer
tain burninc, without hope of escape, pushed
u n uu ujjvu vtiuii viaer, screaming ana leap-
Ing from the windows, seeking avenues of es
cape, or sitting aown in dumb despair.
But the central terror was the burnine labor.
atorr. Here 156 cirls were readr to rmnn
their labors, and were almost without a mo
ment's warning, wrapped in flames, or vio
lently thrown from the building; a few ran or
were blown out into the yard and escaped:
some were rescued by the daring of friends,
bat the majority met death Instantaneously
perhaps hardly knowing the cause of their
death. The fire was so fierce, the sulphur so
suffocating that an instant was sufficient to ex
tinguish all sensibility. Some were dragged
from a mass of rains who had died In each
other's arms; some wete rescued who would
recover; a few escaped without assistance, who
will die of their Injuries. Some could merely
mention their names, or call for a priest, or for
water, or for prayer: but all upon the ground
were naked, blackened with powder, roasted!
somewhat bloody, and, with manv, the resem
blance to the human form was completely lost;
nothing but masses of
remaining of what, such a short time before,
was life and beauty. In most instances the
skulls of those taken out were fearfully
cracked. The victims lay about upon boards
and shutters, amid a horror-stricken crowd,
the trees above holding fragments of female
attire, mournfully waving to and fro over their
former owners.
"When the fire was utterly subdued, tho
noise, the turmoil of the scene was over, then
came the terrible, orderly process of identifica
tion and burial. A hand was Identified outside
the grounds by a ring npon the finger, a leg by
a shoe upon the foot; but in neither
case was the former owner of the fragment
found. A parent would bend over
some blackened corpse, examining minutely
the form, hair, or any relic of dress, and then
drop oown silently, if nothing was discovered,
or shriek wildly if something certainly proved
that these changed bodies were the remains of
his or ber loved one. Farts of two days the
affecting scenes were constantly witnessed;
but, after all the efforts of deeply-interested
friends, about 40 were nnrecognlzed. They lay
subjected to the minutest scrutiny; yet neither
sister nor mother could tell which of these they
had watched over from infancy, and bad so
lately parted from, with the farewell kiss for
the day, as they supposed; but; alas ! it was a
final adlen!
The Government provided plain black coffins
for the undistinguished remains. The Alle
gheny Cemetery managers donated a suitable
lot for Interment; the bodies were gradually re-
uiuvcu iu lueirmace oi' repose, ana,aooata
o'clock on the lsth, the mighty mass of human
beings moved, accompanying the last body
from the Arsenal to the grave. The Mayors of
both cities were there, the Council and clergy
of Lawrenceville, a number of carriages ana a
countless multitude of all ages and classes
walked in mournful order to the place,
It was a large, deep pit. unlike, inltsvast
ness, any other grave. Flanks were laid across
It, and, from these, coffin after coffin was low
ered to men below, who placed thirty-nine cof
fins side by side. After the last coffin had been
lowered, the friends of the deceased were In
vited to the front rank, upon the margin of the
grave, opposite the clergy. l"Brother Miller,
said Mr. Lea, "of the Methodist Church,
offered a ptayer. Dr. Gracey read a portion of
the book of Job, Rev. Mr. Andrews, pastor of
the U. P.-Ohurcb, prayed, Hev. Richard Lea,
pastor of the Lawrenceville Presbyterian
Church, made an address, and Eev. Mr. Ed
monds, of the Episcopal Church, pronounced
the benediction."
The names on the monument (erected
some years after the explosion by contribu
tion) are:
Margaret Kelly. Llna Nekerman. Grace Me.
MUlan, Hester Heslip, Agnes M. Davison.
Mary Algeo. Virginia Hammell. Anna E.
Brown, Eliza Lindsay, Martha Robinson, Mar
garet A. Furney. Ann Jones, Bridget Clair.
Mary Emerein, Lucinoa TruxaL Ellen McKen
na, Magdallno A, Douglass, Mallnda Coiston,
Mary A Davison, Mary A Bollman, Harah
George, Catherine Miller, Catherine Kaler.
Susan Fritschle, Adelaide Mahrer, Mary A
Dripps. Harriet Lidsay, Sarah A Maxwell,
Mary Johnston, Maria I. McCarthy, Elizabeth
Ager. Elizabeth J. Maxwell. Emma J. Clowes.
Clowes, Mary S. Robinson, Ella Rushton, Mary
Collins, Sidney Hanlon. The two men's names
are Robert Schmidt and David A Gilland.
Mrs. Laura 'Guinn, sister of Mrs. Eliza
beth Smith. 65 Franklin street, is a sur
vivor of the explosion, and, with her mother,
Mrs. McCarthy, yesterday told a Dispatch
reporter some reminiscences of the terrible
day. Mrs. Gninn's sister, Maria, had just
taken the oath ot allegiance to the United
States, and received her month's nay. She
was leaving the room, after showing her sis
ter her money when the explosion occurred,
and that was the last that has ever been Ken
of her. Mrs. Guinn was blown up three
f times, and, when found, was TunnIng"down
the road witn ner aress on nre. one remem
bers no more, and for months lingered be--tween
life and death. She is yet covered
with scars from the wonnds received. She
was employed as a"bundler," puttine.the
cartridges into packages after they had been
fitted and the ends "pinched" together by
othe rgirls.
Many of the girls worked from purely
patriotic motives, as they felt they did not
need the money. Among them were the
Hisses Davidson, who, jnst before the ex
plosion, were preparing to go East to board
ing school.
Mrs. Clare, of 'Washington street, lost a
daughter. Many other residents in the -city
have cause to mourn and meet in union at
the Arsenal Monument on Decoration Day.
Several attempts have been made to secure
pensions for the survivors, but so far with
no avail. Ex-Mayor Weaver at one time
tried his utmost to get such a bill passed
through Congress, but failed. Thomas
Bane, James Anslow and other legis
lators have also made the attempt.
At one time a bill passed the House of
Representatives, but was killed by a Sena
tor from Georgia. The last hope of those
interested is pinned to Congressman Dalzell.
Mrs. Gninn stated yesterday that he had
promised tbat alter election ne would use
his utmost endeavors in their .interest, and
that he had -written her a very kind letter
to that effect. She, with the others, is now
awaiting his action.
About 75 were killed altogether in the
explosion. Lieutenant Eddy and Major
Simeton were on duty at the arsenal at the
time, and the former was compelled to leave,
as he was blamed by some for negligence.
Iognlli Telia Ben to Turn the Unseals Ont
United States Senator Sabin, of Minne
sota, was a passenger on the limited last
evening, bound for home. Speaking of
General Harrison.he said: "Senator Ingalls
.and I visited the President the other day.
Mr. Ingalls remarked to the chief that he
thought he was not turning the rascals out
fast enough.
" 'Well, you know,' replied the Presi
dent, 'I don't want to be outdone in gener
osity by Mr Cleveland.'
"'res.' answered Intralls. in his sham
way. and you know where Grover Cleve
land is now.'
"I suppose Harrison took the hint It
was plain enough.
"The people in the West favor a moder
ate reduction of the tariff, and I think a
light cut will be made this winter. I went
to a pnmpkin show last summer, and I told
the larmers there that, whenever the East
ern industries are booming, there is a good
demand for grain at reasonable prices.
When the mills are idle, it is much easier
to sell Pittsburg's second grade flour than
the best variety. I understand the Du
quesne rail mill here is making rails cheaper
than they can be brought here from En
gland, and this argnment will be used bv
free traders against the tariff."
Mr. Slaughter Say the Ohio Border Towns
Are Booming,
Mr. Slaughter,Fresident of the Slaughter
Brewing Company, of Cleveland, came to
Pittsbnrg last night to see what the city
looked like since Judge "White slaughtered
the saloon keepers. The Cleveland Slaugh
ter thinks the city has become as dead as a
door nail, and he was surprised to see such
a small number of men on the streets.
He claims that East Liverpool, Wells
ville, Youngstown and oth'er Ohio border
towns have been booming since the saloons
were closed in Pittsburg.
Prank Overbeck, the Cincinnati brewer,
was on an Eastern train last night bound
for the Carlsbad Springs. He says Judge
White shut out his proposed agency lor
Pittsburg, and his business was injured in
consequence. He thinks the prohibition
idea will soon die out. The Ohio brewers
have not been asked to fight the amendment
in Pennsylvania, but if more money is
needed Mr. Overbeck said they would con
tribute. He said the brewers are anxious to
know what the decisions on the Sunday
question will be in Cincinnati. Ifthesa
loons are closed on that day the liquor men
will lose considerable money.
Tie Prayer Meetings Adjourned to Consider
If the Prohibitionists do not carry Cora
opolis for the amendment, it will certainly
not be for want of effort. OnWednesdav
evening prayer meetings were adjourned in
order that the moral effect of the members'
presence at a prohibition meeting might be
felt Some of the citizens nre talking tem
perance from early morn until dewy eve',
and then they gather to hear professionals
Meantime the members of the brass band
have become so red in the face from almost
continuous blowing on their horns at these
meetings, that they present the appearance
of a lot of jolly good fellows who have
repeatedly tarried late at the wine.
Heretofore there have been known two
yard-wide-and-all-wool Prohibitionists in
the borongh, 'Squire Ferree and Jolin Mc
Cabe, though several others talk that wav
most of the time, except on election day.
There is also another man who is sometimes
rated as a Prohibitionist, whom Mrs. Mc
Cagne, a daughter of the 'Squire, rates as a
sort of intermittent temperance man.
The vote of Coraopolis will be an inter
esting study on the morning of the 19th of
The 40-Honrs' Devotion Will BceIb nt Bt.
Panl'a Cathedral ToOIoitotv.
The 40-hours devotion in adoration of the
blessed sacrament' will begin with solemn
high mass in St, Paul's Cathedral at 1030
A. k, to-morrow, and will close at 1030
"Wednesday morning. Just before the ser
mon Bev. S, J. Buckley will institute the
Holy League of the Sacred Heart.
In the afternoon a ifieeting of the congre
gation will be held for the purpose oi raising
3,500 to renovate and repair the Cathedral.
In the. evening the regular May devotions
will be held. Archbishop Eyan, in all
probability, will preach the sermon.
Badness Homes Displacing Dwellings Near
the Point.
The produce and commission trade seems
to be working toward the Point C. H.
Love sold two lots for 535,000, the other day,
to L. H. Volgt & Co., and yesterday he sold
No. 407, on the same street (Liberty), for
515,000 to the Pittsburg Produce Commis
sion Company, Myers & Tate, The lot is
32)4x90 feet, and there is a dwelling hnnse
on it It was owned by Miss Anna S.
All three of these buildings will be torn
down.to make room for business houses.
A Trltamlag Store Falls.
The trimming store of L Shoenthal, un
der the Hotel Anderson, was closed by the
Sheriff yesterday, on executions obtained by
creditors to the amount of nearly 510,000.
DB. b. jr. Hakita. Eye, ear. nose and
throat diseases exclusively.
sireei, x-insDurg, ra.
150 runs surah silk waists,, our own
Parisian Importation, drygoods store price
512, will be sold for only 7 93 to-day.
CTiARA REM,!? n ,(MnrW' dm-
JUtlRO. Omiup patch daeribu a
olonat aebuianlc who Aoi.uvm tu H.nt.,
" J l. Gom oef rty. and will bt the retfm
ing belle of the earning uaton, I
to Dig at Those Charges Made
Against President Campbell
Arrangement .Between Glass Blowers'
Union and Trades Council.
At the regular meeting of the "Window
Glass "Workers' Union in Kauffeldt's Hall,
1605 Carson street, an agreement was made
last night' between three representatives of
the Trades Council and the members of the
"Window Glass "Workers' Union to have the
charges of importing foreign glassworkers
under contract publicly investigated.
Messrs. "William Smith, President of the
Flint Glass Union; Dennis Hays, of the
glass molders, and Patrick Carr, of the bot
tle blowers, constituted the committee of the
Trades Council. A motion was passed "bv
the window glass men to declare an open
session and let the three gentlemen come in
to state their case. Mr. Smith thereupon
by the investigation committee so far, and
they asked the window glass blowers to help
them in an effort to clear up the charges or
else assist them to convict the guilty par
ties, if there were any.
Mr. James Campbell replied for the mem
bers of his organization, stating that they
were willing to adhere to the details of the
proposition made by them some time since.
He asked the matter to be investigated
pnhlicly, and he also stipulated that those
witnesses who had already been examined
by the investigating committee should be
asked to testify again before the new board
of investigation. This was agreed to, and
it was then decided to select a Committee on
Arbitration, consisting of the following
named members: Two members from the
Council of the "Window Glass "Workers'
Union, two members from the Trades Coun
cil, and the fifth member to be selected by
these four. That being again agreed to, the
weeuug wiu uujuurueu.
The Council of the "Window Glass "Work
ers will elect their two men to-night, and
the Trades Council will do the same. These
tour, alter having selected tne nitn man.
will then be ready to call for the general
publio investigation meeting, to which the
press will be invited.
The meeting was a very large one; bnt
everybody seemed to be well pleased with
the decision arrived at. "While some of the
members of the Trades Council believe that
they have evidence of a very damaging
character against Mr. Campbell, that gentle
man and all the members of his organiza
tion feel confident that the result of the in
vestigation will be nothing else bnt a grand
triumph for him.
In the Amalgamation, of Which One la
Settled and One la Not.
The trouble in the first division of the
first district of the Amalgamated Associa
tion has been settled, and the aetion of the
firm of Oliver Bros. & Phillips has been
sustained. A strike has therefore been
avoided. As stated yesterday the firm dis
charged a hammerman and he appealed his
case to the Executive Committee. This
body heard both sides and the decision is
that the man shall remain discharged.
This is a vindication for the firm and the
decision seems to give general satisfaction
although the membershave nothing to say on
the subject The Executive Committee have
refused to legalize a strike at the South Fif
teenth street works of the company and
work will be continued as usual.
The trouble at the "Wayne Ironworks
has not yet been settled. As already stated
the pnddlers declined to work steel scrap
and -the company closed down the milL A
settlement may be reached to-day.
In Some of tbe CienrfleldMlnlns; Districts or
Lowered In Others,
The following telegram was received at
theo fiice from Phlllipsbnrg, Center county,
last night:
Action was taken this afternoon at a largely
attended delegate meeting of tbe miners of
tbis district at this place which may result in
causing a suspension of mining operations in
the Gallitzinn district and along the Bells Gap
Railroad at all banks working below the 60
cents per ton mining scale A resolution was
adopted pledging the support of the miners of
the Beech Creek region and the lower end of
the Clearfield region to all miners who are now
working below SO cents a ton who might be
thrown out of work in consequence of making
a demand for an increase of wages and for the
support of organizers to be sent into those
fields. Miners here realize that the scale in
the regions named must be advanced or wages
will drop here.
In Wages Raid to Have Been Made by the
P. & W. H. R. Manager.
General Manager McDonald, of the P. &
"W. JR. E., who recently received the ap
pointment, has taken charge of affairs. If
reports received last night are correct, he
proposes to operate the road on a very
economical plan. One of the employes said
last night that Manager McDonald ordered
a SO per cent reduction in the wages-of the
clerks all along the line.
This sweeping reduction in wages is al
most incredible, and an effort was made to
see President Oliver, but he is out of the
Mr. McDonald could not be found, Sev
eral railroad men were questioned in regard
to the cut, but they discredited the state
ment, saying that wages were so low now
that it would be almost impossible to re
duce them.
A Pipe mill for Canada.
The manufacture of pipe in Canada is in
creasing and several plants will be put
down this summer. Yesterday "Wm. Swin
dell & Bro. received a contract to erect three
tube welding fnrnaces at Montreal, Canada,
at a cost of 515,000, for'J. C. Hodgson. The
mill will have a capacity of from 25 to 30
tons a aay.
dresses, all sizes,
line of girls' fine jersey
at 54, to-day, at Kanf-
Gentecll Cool! Stjllsat Cheap!
1,200 men's fine flannel coats and vests,
in 30 different patterns, for only 98c to-day
at Eaulmanns. Same goods sold else
where for ?3.
The Celebrated
."Will be presented vlth every boys' waist or
boys' pants at ICaufmanns' to-day.
Home of American Heroes
Is the title of a most magnificent work of
art, consisting of a number of beau til ully
engraved and colored leaflets, tied together
with a silk ribbon. Tbis unique and costly
souvenir has been especially designed as a
Decoration Day souvenir for Kaufmanns'
and will be given gratis by them to-dav to
all purchasers of 51 worth (or more) of
Ladies' genuine French flannel blouse
waists, stripes and plaids, at $1 49, at Kanf
manns' .to-day.
together vHlh the duties o her maids o ftonor
and attendant!, U graphically described in t&
morrovrs jJirATCH ey jurt, Alexander.
Many Matters of Much aaa - Little 'Dfoiaent
Tersely Treated.
Both branches of .Councils meet on Meaday.
Hits, 1? to 8 against them;' and yetihey
Sono street's nond Is doing business at the
same old stand.
Yesterday- closed the appeals from the
mercantile Appraisers list.
The Allegheny club needs a substitute a
pitcher instead of a growler.
The rosebud may yet be the froze bud unless
we get a more settled temperature.
Aldkbhan Cassidy fined 'William Carson
$25 yesterday for violating the fish laws.
The Water Assessors books will be in the
City Treasurer's hands by next Saturday.
Haekti Hosthan and Mary Collins were
fined 810 and costs for cruelty to children.
A babe belonging to the family of a French
immigrant, died at the Union station yester
day. A few of the mines along the Monongahela
river are preparing to resume operations next
The Committee on surveys meet this after
noon to take action on a large nnmber of or
dinances. Jacob Wsuns, ,of Allegheny, fell off a
wagon on Butler street, cutting an ugly gash in
his head.
The Board of "Viewers yesterday held final
meetings on the opening' of Auburn and
Meadow streets.
Thomas Kennedt had his right foot horri
bly bnmed with hot metal at the Edgar Thorn-
The Bessemer department of Shoenberger &
Co.'s mill, which has been shut down for re
pairs for a week, was started last night
Some one slipped into John Kesenburg's
cigar store on Gist street while the proprietor
was outside, and stole $21 In paper money.
Sol HcnoYER, Je., and his wife started,for
Europe last evening. Thoy were accompanied
as far as New York by W. A Schoyer, EsJ.
A shall dancing party was given last
evening by Mr. Will Mndle, at the residence of
his aunt, Mrs.-Harriet Qllmore, of Sewickley.
ARTHUR Sullivan, who was charged be
fore Magistrate McKenna with horse stealing
and misdemeanor, was held for court yester
day. TuATwasawetraln last evening. It "sort
o sneaked np under the nmbrell," as old Uncle
Parsnip would say, "an" made a feller feel disa
greeable like."
William Ryan and "William McCoy, who
were charged with prize fighting by Inspector
McAleese, were discharged by Magistrate
Gripp yesterday.
The strike at the Solar Iron Works is still in
progress, but some of the departments are
being operated. A meeting of the strikers wfll
be held to-day.
If Pittsburg keeps on getting such dread
fully large doses of dampness (externally, of
course), mere win be a rising demand for good,
high baptismal boots.
When the Butler cable cars stopped run
ning last night tbe men began to splice the
cable. It Is so badly worn that it will bore
placed In the near future.
The farmer listens' to the patter and says:
"It's great growin' weather," while the victim
of rheumatism echoes and corroborates the
sentiment "Yes, great groan weather!"
The Lake Erie and Allegheny Valley roads
will put the tourist tickets toLake Chautauqua
on sale May 29. The tickets to Niagara Falls
and Buffalo will be sold from June SO.
T. Edwabd Mubpht will deliver an address
to-morrow afternoon, at 2:30, on the amend
ment at Silver Lake Grove. East End. The
Jubilee Quartet will furnish the music.
A large meeting of strikers was ield at
Duquesne yesterday, but nothing definite was
done, There is no indication of trouble. Five
heats were run and almost 100 rails were made.
Standish Montgomery, the well-known
police telephone operator, telegraphed from
Washington last night that he would return
home from a business trip to the Capital to
day. Hals1 a milliok spent for a little difference
as to the definition of that wee word "fibrous"
in the incandescent patent litigation; and yet
some people get rich without ever looking into
a dictionary!
Mrs. Mabt Btkbs, living on the hillside at
Twenty-eighth street, wis foolish enough to
give a fellow S3 of a forfeit that he would fur
nish her with a 5i5 gold watch in a week. She
Is out the five.
Aotbew McGlumpht is charged with
felonious assault and battery by Mrs. Mary
Jeffreys, of Hemlock alley, before Alderman
Porter. She says the defendant struck her on
the head with a poker.
The old ferryman might have mistaken tbe
foot of Fifth avenue hill In 8oho for the River
Sticks when last evening's storm fairly got
down to Its work. Many of the cobblestones
even seemed to be afloat,
W. A McCoknkll addressed a Constitu
tional amendment meeting, at Ames Church,
last night On Sunday afternoon he will speak
in me iuoorneau Duuointr, ana in me evening as
Glenwood Temperance Hall.
Master Workman Boss, of D. A 3. K. of
L, addressed a meeting of L. A 9697, a mixed
local at Blalrsville. last evening. There is no
trouble In tbat section, bnt the members want-
eato meet weir master workman.
The Commoner and Glass Worker will be
out to-dav, and will contain a full account of
the starting of the tank furnace at Jeannette.
The paper will be illustrated by a number of
superb cuts Snowing how the work is done.
Lee Mason was arrested on theSouthside
by Officer Kelly on a warrant charging him
with being a suspicious character. Mason has
been acting in a suspicious manner and loiter,
ing around a planing mill, the owners of which
caused his arrest.
Bet. Dr. Feltos" will preach. In Christ
Church to-morrow morning on "The Physical
and Spiritual Man," and in the evening on
"Tbe Natural and Carnal Man." He is partic
ularly anxious to have all members of his con
gregation hear both of these sermons.
THE'pupils of the Twenty-eighth ward school
will give an entertainment In Salisbury Hall
on the night of Saturday, June 22, the proceeds
for the benefit of the Southside Hospital. A
feature of the performance will be a "inn.
flower chorus." something new, arranged by
the teachers.
George, alias Dad, Schwebel was held in
S500 bail for trial i at conrt by Deputy Mayor
McKelvy, of Allegheny, yesterday on a charge
of felonious shooting. He is accused of firing
two shots at James Smith, of Ohio township,
one of which struck the daughter of Mr.
Smith on the arm. inflicting a flesh wound.
The new TJniversalist Church, Eev. W. 8.
Williams, pastor, holds Its services in U. V.
I,. Hall, on Sixth avenue, between Grant and
Smlthfleld, over the Pittsburg Gas office. Tbe
morning service will be at 10:45; subject "What
UnlversallstB Believe About God."'' Evening
service at 7:30; subject "Who Are YonT"
BoIiethinq suddenly jostled an Adams Ex
press wagon so violently yesterday afternoon,
as It stood in front of the express office on
Fifth avenue, that the horse was Jerked back
ward several inches. It turned out to be tbe
efforts of a giant turtle to escape from within.
The turtle covered the whole floor of the
Committees from ten of the lodges In the
Northslde jurisdiction of the L O. O. F. met at
the James L. Graham lodge rooms, on West
Diamond street,- Allegheny, last evening to
make arrangements for a summer excursion or
picnic, j.en lodges were represented, and the
matter was referred to a sub-committee to re
port at a future meeting.
Corner Loafers Arrested.
The front office force of Allegheny ar
rested six professional corner loafers at
South Diamond and Federal streets about 9
o'clock last evening. "When they were
taken to the lockup one of them stepped
out the back way and made his escape.
Amendment Meeting at Soho.
A Constitutional amendment meeting was
held in tbe "Welsh Mission Church, Second
avenue, Soho, last night, with a good at
tendance. Addresses were made by Bey.
Mr. Ferren, S. B. Charters and Alderman
The Oakland Hotel,
At St. Clair Springs, Michigan, has been
and is; one of the most popular "resorts in
America. It has recently been refitted and
is, if possible, more attractive than ever, s
160 riNE surah silk waists, our own Par
isian importation, drygoods store price 513,
will be sold for only $7 98"to-day.
thing, from costumes to chorus girls, belongs to
antlgutty. ptquanltp described by Lillian
Spencer xn to-morrow's Dispatch.
-MA:Y "25,, 1889.
Where Bible History Was Made the
Eev. C. E. Locke Took" Notes
Lecture on an Exploration From Jerusalem
to the Sea of Galilee.
Interesting always is an appreciative de
scription of Jerusalem and other places of
the Holy Land; bnt particularly so was the
offhand talk of Eev. CE. Locke, last night
in the Smithhcld Methodist Church, de
scribing a ramble from Jerusalem to the Sea
of Galilee. Among .other good things, he
The first thought of Jerusalem, to one who
had never been there, was a pure, beautiful
city, which is beyond everything lovely. Tbe
surprise and disappointment coming to mo on
entering the place was great; as the filth and
dirt existing is extremely noticeable and
nauseating. Our party spent one week here.
In Palestine there are so many in
teresting places and things which
you have read ot in the
Holy Book. that. a full description cannot be
given. However, in the immediate vicinity of
Jerusalem are Mount Calvary, the site of
Solomon's Temple; Jordan, Bethel, the Dead
Sea and many other points. We traveled on
horseback and lived In tents altogether. The
trip through the Jordan Valley was most
charming though hot from Jerusalem to
Damascus. There are no railroads connecting
with it; bat I think it will not be long until tbe
English people will find a necessity of a more
rapid mode of transportation. We stopped at
13erea,the city where Jesus was supposed to
have been discovered. It was "wash day" here,
to see the women out in a body cleansing
everything but their faces. The big stone tubs
are like cans, while the wasboards are nothing
more than a club. Instead of rubbing tbe
clothes, they beat them. Here we met a most
beautiful marriageable young lady who was
just 12 years of age. She was betrothed, and,
as is the case, her father settled a dowry upon
her, and she helps her husband in turn.
Farther on is Shiloh, where the great temple
stood; but now nothing Is left bnt a mammoth
tree to mark its ruin. The people are a curious
lot aoout tne place, and tneir worsnip is weira,
the singing of their hymns being similar to
groans. I would like to describe it;
but cannol Near here are Jacob's
well and Josenh's tomb. Jnst beyond
is the spot between the two great mountains,
where tbe children of Israel gathered the
largest assemblage ever congregated, perhaps
there being several millions of people present
to listen to tbe admonishment and advice of
Joshua. The country now is a deserted place,
and no signs of life are shown. There is a small
attempt to manufacture soap, which is most
woefully needed m tbe neighborhood.
The olive production Is tbe greatest source
of income to the people, this being the largest
producing olive country In the world.
We entered a church, or rather a temple,
which was presided over by a priest, whose
filth was something horrible. The ladies in our
party would not go near him. as the vermin
could be seen crawling about him. The male
members of our partyhad more courage, and
approached him. He showed us the Bible In
manuscript, which was strongly affirmed to
have been written by a grandson of Aaron. It
was very interesting. As regards the filth in
tneso places, it is general, and everybody's eye
sight is affected more or less by the early
We traveled and reached Mount Tabor,
where was the scene of the Transfiguration,
mentioned in tbe Bible. From thence we went
on to Nazareth, the beautiful city where our
Savior lived. This place, unlike the other, Is a
remarkably attractive city. Its architecture is
quaint and oriental, while every building is of
stone. There is a home for girls there, estab
lished by three or fonr American ladles, wMch
is prosperous and instructive. Tbe following
day was Sunday, and we staked our tents on
the outskirts of the city, to research the Bible
for interesting points relative to the vicinity
wo were in.
Weiourneyed on to Canaan, which is so In
teresting in the Bible as the land where the
children ot Israel and numerous "ites"hada
controversy as to the right of possession, etc.
Here we saw several water pots which were
claimed to be the same ones in which Jesus
turned the water Into wine at the wedding
feast. We went on, bat here the roads be
came exceedingly hard to travel, there being
no public thoroughfare to the Sea of Galilee,
and It was with difficulty we made our way,
being compelled to follow one another, duck
We met a native tbat day, and were immeas
urably surprised to be greeted with a kind
"Good morning," in excellent English. I
talked to him, add found a very well-educated
man, who bad been trained at a Christian
school, and was converted. He was working
in a quarry for his lather, who was a disbe
liever, as were bis mother and sisters.
He said he was sorry for it, but
he co Id not convince them ot the
virtues of Christianity. I told him to persevere.
Next we entered Tiberius, the cll built by
Herod. It is a wierd place, and the Jewish
people will not go into it, because of its being
erected over a city ot tbe dead. We at last ar
rived at the Bea of Galilee, where we took a
vessel and wont fishing, and, like the apostles,
caught none.
Tbe scenery Is most majestic in this locality,
and our stay In the country, though short, was
a most Interesting and enjoyable one? which
brought vividly to my mind the many holy and
happy incidents which are truthfully recorded
In the Bible.
Arranging for Memorial Day.
The joint committees of Grand Army
Posts of. Allegheny met at City Hall
last night to complete arrangements for the
observance of Memorial Day. A letter was
received from Private Dalzell giving the
terms upon which he would deliver the ora
tion. His terms were accepted and he will
be here. Tbe Musio Committee reported
that everything had been' satisfactorily ar
ranged and that good choirs will be present.
Arrested on Suspicion.
An officer arrested two men coming ont of
a pawnshop last night, on suspicion. One
fought hard to destroy some papers. They
proved to be attachments for board bills.
They gave their names as Albert McAnerney
and "William Hyman. Inspector McAleese
thinks one pf them is a man for whom he
has been hunting.
Alleged Heirs.
It is rumored that a number of persons
claiming to be heirs of the deceased mem
bers of the Harmony Society believe the or
ganization is to be abandoned, and they will
put in claims for property. There are still
20 members in the society, and tbe danger
of dissolution is not immediate..
A "Bare Lot of Pore, Sweet Milk.
Meat and Milk Inspector George "W.
McOutcheon yesterday inspected 600 gallons
of milk at the Pittsburg and Lake Erie
depot, and found it all A No. 1; something
Home ot American Heroes
Is the title of a most magnificent work of
art, consisting of a number of beautifully
engraved ana colored leaflets, tied together
with a silk ribbon. This unique and costly
souvenir has been especially designed as a
Decoration Day souvenir for Kaufmanns'
and will be given gratis by them to-day to
all purchasers of 51 worth (or more) of mer
chandise. Geo. H. Bennett b Bro.,
No. 185 First aye., seeond door below Wood
st., have the largest and finest stock of pure
rye whiskies in the city.
Special Hot Weather Clothing Sals.
1,200 men's nobby flsnnel' coats,and vests,
very cool and stylish, regular price 52, at
only 9So for choice to-day at Kautmanns'.
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Great bargains fn guns and revolvers at
our new store 700 Smitbueld street.
J. H. Johnston.
Carpenter's illustrated article in Uymorroui'i
Dispatch, in which he desenbts the life of the
A Departaro' of Great Advantage to the
Traveling Public.
Hotel Hamilton, on Penn avenue, ad
joining theTJijou Theater, has undergone a
great change that will increase its pooular
ity and give it a valuable and enviable po
sition as an ideal place of comfort for trav
elers visiting Pittsburg.
The new proprietors, Messrs. Brown &
Taylor, are well known and bring great
prestige to the "Hamilton." . Mr. Thomas
Brown Is an old hotel proprietor, latterly of
the St. Charles, and thoroughly alive to all
requirements of the hotel business. Mr.
Frank Taylor, his, partner, has been on the
road 17 years, acquiring an immense ac
quaintance among commercial travelers
and, of conrse, gained a complete knowl
edge of what goes, to make a first-class house.
The building has been entirely renovated,
handsomely papered, decorated and refitted
throughout in the most stylish and elaborate
manner. The office is modern and elegant
in its appointments.
Perhaps the most important improvements
that have been made areJn the culinary de
partment. The table is a feature ot the
hotel, and nothing 'better or ot greater
variety will be served anywhere. The rates,
too, will popularize the hotel alone; 52 a
day, with special rates to traveling men, is
a great inducement. The Hamilton is a
licensed house this year and the bar is at
tract ing a good custom already. Ten-year-old
whisky.or the Gibson, Finch and Gnck
enheimer brand are a specialty, and a nice,
cool drink of Best's Milwaukee or Frauen
helm & Yilsack's beer can always be had.
Washington, Lincoln, Grant, Garfield, Han
cock, Logan, Sheridan and Harrison.
That beautiful work of art, "Homes of
American Heroes," contains the more or less
humble or pretentious homes of the above
named patriots, most artistically engraved
and lithographed in 10 colors. This costly
and handsome sonvenir will be presented
with every purchase of not less than 51
worth of goods at Kanfmanns' to-day. It is
something worth getting and preserving.
We Are Still Offering
At our salesrooms, 91 and 93 Fifth ave.,
those extra bargains in pianos and organs
that we are noted for. We never let our
stock run down, as onr salesrooms are very
large and it takes a large stock to fill them,
hence' you can always find us with a large
stock to make your selection from, and to
day it is larger than ever, with new pianos
at 5190 to 51,600. If von come in we know
it will pay yon, for we sell no instruments
that we do not fully know and have known
for years, and will freely exchange anv
piano or organ that does not prove as we
represent it. "We have also a very large
stock of second-hand pianos, some of them
very good, that you can have at your own
price. Come in and see ns.
S, Hamiltou-, 91 and 93 Fifth aye.
Moat Magnificent and Appropriate,
Are the special Decoration Dav souvenirs
which Kaufmanns' will present to their pat
rons to-day. They are ertitled. "Homes of
American Heroes," and are works of art in
the truest sense of the word, being beauti
fully engraved and lithographed in ten
different colors. It will be presented with
every purchase of 51 worth or more.
Bay Only the Lovely Washburn Mandolins,
Guitars and Zithers.
The genuine can be had onlyatH.Kleber
& Bro.'s Music Store, No. 506 "Wood street.
See also Klebers' large stock of violins,
music boxes, banjos, Conrtois, Besson &
Slater's cornets, sheet, mnsio and music
books. "We desire also to call attention to
the new American wood Arion guitars,
which Klebers are selling at the remarkably
low price of 510. They are guaranteed to be
equal to any $20 guitar in the market.
Another lot of those ladies' handsome
beaded wraps at 52 98 will be sold by Kauf
manns' to-day.
How Does This Strike Ton. LadleiT
76 cents will buy your choice irom about
2,000 beaded, braided, vest front and other
popular styles of jerseys in Kaufmanns
cloak department to-day.
SANlTABtuitand "Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Steam-heating and electric lights.
Baths, massage and electricity by trained
manipulators; Address John S. Marshall.
M. D., Green Spring, O.
Magnificent, fine silk-lined beaded
wraps, regular price 59, will be offered at 55
is Kaufmanns' cloak department to-day.
The Celebrated Baseball Combination
"Will be presented with every boys' waist or
boys' pants at Kaufmanns' to-day.
All lovers of the delicacies of tbe table
use Angostura Bitters to secure a good di
gestion. Hello, Bays! Don't Forget
That Kauffmanns' are still presenting genu
ine League balls and bats or Shanghai stilts
with every boy's or child's suit.
250 exquisitely embroidered cashmere
fichus, worth 56, will go at 52 39 In Kanf.
manns' cloak department to-day.
Fancy and Plain Wool Faced Goods at 13K&
Choice Colorings In 33-lnch Cashmeres, with
Stylish Plaids or Stripes to mingle, at IBa
All-Wool Summer Weight Albatross, 33-incn,
Closing at 37c.
43-inch French Serges, newest tints, 65c
French Cashmeres, Fine Count Spring Shad
ings, 50c and up.
Colored Ground Challles, French effects, 10c
and 20c a yard.
New Printings on Best French Tamise Cloth,
Confined Styles in Scotch Ginghams, tone
and Shadings rivaling finest Woolen Goods
just your need far a cool, serviceable costume,
French Style Satlnes at 12c 15c and 20a
May shipments of Fancy Printed French,
Batlnes, marked departure from early styles.
Bargains In 45-inch Embroidered Flouncing
at 80c, si Jl 25 and up.
Fine Hemstitched Bordered India linen, 45
and 60-inch widths.
French Nainsook, Stripes and Checks.
SUIT ROOM-.Full lines of Bilk, Wool and
Wash Fabrics, in latest style, and first-class
goods at a moderate price.
Umbrellas. German Gloria Plate Caps, 26
Inch, at SI 50 and S2, Specialties.
Parasols and Fancy Top Umbrellas. Large
assortment at popular prices.
celebrated Bedford Serines la now nut no
only in qnart and half-gallon bottles and sold
in cases of 2 doz. and 4 doz. in any-quantlty b
apis-ws corner I4bertv and Ninta so.
j tmciiy purs
Quarts for family
ape juice, fn pints aa.
pa qqarEa-pwyow.'
or sale by the case
br tne case or sinus bottla bv
JNO. A.-KESSHAWIACO., Family Qroeers,
Zatsts&tt :iia.f.z '
JDS. HDRNEVX -.-Gift's:
A week of melody and bargains.
Exposition building for the first article'andl
our big stores for the latter, A hearty welceW
to. all our usual and unusual customers during
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terest for yon, especially the '
onr last addition to onr already big plant. As
for Silks, the prices and qualities are a contin
ual advertisement that daily, almost, Increases
the number of customers. But remember yon
are Invited specially to come in and see what
is here, and we think you will admit our claims'
to largest stock and assortment and best values
correct. A specially interesting feature Win
be found in the special large lots of seasonable
goods bought at greatly reduced prices-
"drives" tho name they go by that are here
this week. Silks first of all; then
Especially the summer kinds, wool fab
rics and cotton too, from the Paris robe
patterns we are selling at one-half; the
by-the-yard bargains of many weaves to the
Ginghams, Satlnes and other wash dress stuffs.
Cream White Woolens, 2So a yard; Printed
Wool Challls, 20c; a vast array that are all
new and all low enough to make buying quick
and easy.
A special purchasa of
That will be sold very much under pticSJUio
n 's't in
fancy colored Drapery Nets In same'depax,-
ment that are handsome, yet cheap; Blxek
Fish Net Draperies in plenty.
Our millinery show of Trimmed Had is la
its full glory, while the stock of Untrimmed
Hats for ladles and children includes all the
latest novelties.
In profusion. Some new Trimming Ribbon
that are bargains.
The Parasols are a great show, and Include
every latest novelty of handles and covering-
SI 60 to JiO the prices that include this wonder
fully large variety of sun deflers, '
Hot Weather Underwear, "
Corsets, Wraps in lace and silk, evening wear;
Shawls, Flannel and 811k Blouse Waists, made?.,
up Baits for ladles in Ginghams, Satlnes,
White Lawns, Black Lace, Cashmeres, Challls,
Black Net, Cloth, Cashmere undoubtedly th7
largest variety to be seen is aay suit departs
ment. Complete summer outfits for Infants
small Children and girls in Children's Depart. 1
ment in all qualities. ''-'vfe
Summer Importation or housekeeping Lines M '
now in stock. Come and see the extra good'?'"
values in '' I
And Napkins, also in Bed linens and Towel,' U
We bad almost overlooked toe Faathy'rT
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here in thousands. .
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