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Ux-Patients, Employes and
Doctors Talk of a Hospital,
ALLEGING GBEEN WOBK
On the Part of Boy Physicians, Who
Seek to Practice Surgery.
A PERMANENT SUFFERER TALKS,
As Toes Also a Physician, Who Notes
a Big Death Rate.
POSSIBILITY OF CLEAKIXG IT ALL UP.
Although a charitable institution, and a
nighty good one, at that, the Homeopathic
Hospital is not exempt from all embarrass
ments, if specific reports and revelations
concering its inside workings are true.
There arc allegations that the in
stitution is run in a manner which
is entirely for the benefit of a certain few.
Particularly is this alleged as regards some
of the attending physicians who are from
time to time placed there. The principal
point is the treatment or rather, alleged
neglect which the patients receive.
Since outside people hare become cog
nizant of those allegations, and are spread
ing them, it is, perhaps, pertinent to refer
to them as news.
The institution receives yearly from the
State monetary aid, and last year had an
appropriation of $50,000 for necessary ex
The whole trouble seems to center on the
young physicians, who are classed as
"bovs" in th'e profession, who are merely
there to get the benefitof experimental oper
ation on and attendance upon the patients,
r EXPLICIT STATEMENTS.
A Dispatch reporter talked to some of
the-former patients and employes last night,
and they all "wondered why this matter
Lad not come out before."
George Ford was confined there from the
result of a broken leg. He said: "lam
crippled lor life on account of the poor
treatment I received while in the hospital.
Those doctors, or some of them there, don't
know the first principle of surgery.
The torture I went through there
was appalling, and you can see what bene
fit I derived not being able to put my foot
on the ground, or move a joint of the leg.
The link was not set properly, and I blame
so one but the boy physicians. The nurses
are to be commended, esspecially Mrs.
Mullen. "Why, I lay several hours after
being taken to the hospital before my in
jury was looked after.
"There was a man in there by the name of
Smith, who was also subjected to a great
deal of suffering on account of these younger
doctors. His was a skin disease, and hard
"Another case is that of a young boy who
has the white swelling in the leg, who has
been there a year receiving treatment. His
suffering is great, and repeatedly has he
implored the doctors to cnt his limb off; but,
for some reason, they won't do it."
A DOCTOR ON MALPRACTICE.
Dr. Cable, who'has an office immediately
across the street from the hospital, said:
''Well, I am glad that people outside of
the medical profession have spoken of
this affair, as we could not do it, for
fear of everyone thinking we were
envious. I do not know personally
anything detrimental to the doctors of the
hospital; but I have heard some very dam
aging stories concerning their treatment of
patients. Among them I remember the case
of a negro who had received an injury to
his limb, which necessitated amputation.
The young fellows cnt it off once improperly,
aud it threatened to mortify; so they had to
again sai- it off.
"There is something wrong in thehospital, -too,
as regaids the treatment medically. The
death rate is too high. If the cases were
from chromatic injuries, we could
account for it; but the West Penn receives
the most of these. I would suggest that
practiced physicians be placed in the insti
tution, as one man's life, philosophically
speaking, is as good as another's."
OUGHT TO BE CLOSED UP.
The recent case of alleged serious mis
take in compounding medicines, about
which the hospital physicians refused to say
anything, is called to mind in this connec
tion. There have been also intimations of
drunkenness among some of the male
employes, which necessarily means
neglect. Another alleged instance
which, if true, was inhuman, was the utter
neglect of a patient who was dying from an
incurable disease. The attending physician
was alleged to be enjoying some little recrea
tion within hearing of the man; butdidnot
answer the piteous entreaties for succor.
In the morning the man was dead. One of
the male nurses is alleged to hare entered
the room and roughly told the man to "not
make so much noise."
Colonel Slack, the manager, is a dignified
and kind gentleman, and, if these allega
tions or any of them be true, the short
comings of the employes have not been seen
by him. Indeed, one who has been em
ployed and confined there says this is the
"There is no doubt," said one. "that this
place should be prut on the footing it de
serves to occupy, as it seems to be run in
the interest of a lew favorites."
THE TEANSVEESE GOBBLE. ,
It Muy Bo lUoden Fart of Ore Great Cable
feysiem to Alleracsjr.
President John H. Dal sell, of Pittsburg,
Allegheny andMancbeater Street Railway
-Companyr'hasr with three or four other
capitalists, bought, for about $200,000, the
property and franchise of the Transverse
JPassenger Eailway Company, extending
from the 3. & O. deppt to Sixteenth street,
in the old city proper, and thence across the
"bridge to the terminus of the road at the
stables on Spring Garden avenue, Alle
gheny. It is conjectured that this is to become an
electric or cable line and be operated as a
partot the Trans-Allegheny line, extending
from the Smithfield street bridge to Spring
Garden avenue in one direction, and, in
another, out Sherman avenue to Marion
avenue, by Bidge, and thence by a route
laid out to the bridge over Chartiers street
and the Fort "Wayne tracks to California
avenue, and thence to Superior avenue.
Pleasant Valley Street Railway people
say they do not i earthe new combination as
a parallel or competing line.
GULICE GOES TO EUROPE.
Ho and His Fair Bride WIl'l Do the Pari
E. M. Gulick, of the Bijou Theater, and
wife left last evening for New York, from
which point they will sail for Europe next
week. They will visit the Paris Exposition,
and will not return until August 1. Mr.
Gulick says he is going to visit a number of
countries where the authorities do not cnt a
person in jail for listening to a concert upon
THEIE SLUMBERS DISTURBED.
Trials of the Tollce In Trying to Sleep Day
lime at Central Station ratrolNoiies
A Prelty Dormitory.
The eight policemen, who, under the new
regime, are sleeping in the daytime at Cen
tral'station have had rather a bard time of
it keeping their peepers closed and their
minds inclined unto slumber. It was all
right as long as "that patrol wagon" did
not rattle up to the door with the noise of a
fire engine, bnt the "bobbies" usually per
severe and at last when it is time to get up,
the snoring makes the seargeantbelow think
something is wrong with the fire alarm. As
the new system works, the boys who went
off duty at 12 Friday night and slept until 6
P. M. yesterday, neain went on duty at 8 P.
M., and consoled themselves that their turn
at "Central dormitory" would not come but
two or three times each month.
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27ie PoKce Sleeping Apartment.
The above picture shows the interior of
the dormitory, each policeman has a bed to
himself, making eight in all. The room is
well ventilated, and when the men have
slept once or twice around at Central
station it will become a part of the discipline
and regular routine, and theyanticipate
that they can sleep through a fire, a hurri
cane, riot or anything else if necessary.
But these big disturbers of public peace are
just what the bobbies are there for, and the
authorities think that citizens in general
may congratulate themselves that such con
stant precaution is taken to guard the pub
lic, and place Pittsburg foremost in police
matters among the cities of the TJnited
ALLEGHENY COUNT! KICKS.
It Proposes to Make the City of PIttsbnrs
pay Costs Municipal Liens Filed and
Prothonotary Bradley yesterday insti
tuted suit in Common Fleas Court No. 1 to
determine whether or no Allegheny county
shall do some $40,000 worth of work for the
city of Pittsburg for nothing, the suit being
largely a remanet or legacy of that abortive
legislation known as the Penn avenue im
The suit is to determine whether the city
is liable for the cost of filing municipal liens
'where the liens are not pushed to a finality.
Many liens have been filed, many hundreds
of them by the city against property tor im
provements made and no effort ever made to
collect them. Where execution has been
had in a case the costs have been collected,
but the city has not tendered payment in
cases which it has allowed to lie dormant
and the number of such necessitates a de
cision. The City Attorney holds that the
city is not liable until the lien is satisfied,
wh"en the property is made pay them.
Jlr. Bradley becomes a party to the suit
in his capacity as Prothonotary. The
Sherifl's attorney, Mr. Petty, concluded that
Mr. Bradley was the proper man to repre
sent the county by virtue of his.office, as
these costs, if collected at all, must be by
Mr. Bradley states that the amount of
costs to be collected is not nearly so great as
it appears at first view, as the amount cited
for the December term of 1883, nearly
6,000, included collector's and attorney's
fees, sci fas having ben issued. In 'the
cases on which suit has been brought only
the earnings of the Sheriff's and Prothono
tary's offices will be charged. Mr. Bradley
states that it is true that the act of Assembly
provides that costs shall not be collected
until settlement of the lien; bnt the Sheriff's
attorney holds that in this respect the act is
unconstitutional, as the Legislature has no
power to make the county work lor the city
The Prothonotary stated that he hadn't
made a computation of the amount of costs
involved, but supposed it would be about
40,000. There have been no lien's filed
since May 11, 1887.
A large number of liens will not hold
water, as they have been filed against the
wrong parties under the loose system pre
vailing, and to correct which title hunters
contended liens should be revived every
five years, so that innocent purchasers
should not be held for taxes assessed against
IN LIGONIER'S SHADE.
Catholic Total Abstainers 'to Sequester
Themselves A Big- Demonstration
Planned July 27 as the Date.
Eev. Father Sheedy, pastor of St. Mary's
of Mercy Church, and one of the Yice-Presi-dents
of the .National Diocesan Union of
Temperance Societies,is working hard, mak
ing arrangements for a large demonstration
of temperance advocates, to be held at Idle
wood, on the Ligonier Valley road, Satur
day, July27. It will be called a,"Field Day,"
and will be given in honor of the delegates
passing through the city abont that time, to
the annual convention of the union, to be
held in Cleveland, beginning Monday, Au
Among the prominent Catholics who will
be present are: Eev. Father Conaty, of
Philadelphia., National President of the
union, who is now in Eurooe;John H.
Campbell, President of the Philadelphia
Union; Father Elliott, of the Paulist's
Order.New York; General Secretary Nolan,
of Philadelphia, and a number of others.
The Pennsylvania Eailroad will rnn excur
sion trains to Ligonier at a very low Tate of
fare. All kinks of sports will be provided.
Addresses will be delivered by the general
officers and others. Another meeting will
be held next week to complete the arrange
ments. At the bottom of the cards of invi
tation will be an "N.B." postscript Father
Sheedy says in this case the letters will
stand for "no beer."
HIS TEEI BEST PEIEHD.
The Relation the Typewriter Bears to the
I The Pittsburg Stenographers' Association
held their regular monthly meeting at their
present headquarters on Wood street last
evening. Mr. A. M. Martin, President,
addressed the society on "The Experience
of a Stenographer."
There was also a debate on the question,
"Is the Typewriter Beneficial to the Sten
ographer?" Messrs. S. B. Hulburt and K.
M. Fulton took the affirmative, and Messrs.
H. M.Kenster and H. C. Bnssell responded
in the negative. It was conceded' dv the
"association that the typewriter was the
Stricken at Bli Post.
. Mr. Hoffman, for 40 years an engineer in
the building occupied by Mcintosh, Hemp
hill & Co., was found unconscious under
the boilers yesterday, suffering an attack of
paralysis. He is now lying at his home on
the bouthside in a very critical condition.
He is 72 years old.
Db. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusive! v. Office. 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
Of Skilled Workers and Laborers of
the Universe is Proposed
IS THE INTEREST OF SOCIALISM.
A Convention Called to be Held in Paris,
France, Hext July.
SECEETAET MARTIN'S IKTITATION
Secretary Martin, of the Amalgamated
Association, yesterday received & circular
from the "Federation Nationale," with
headquarters at Paris. The circular
is in .French, but .Mr. Martin was
able to interpret enough of it to
make the statemement that the
association would not have anything to do
with the scheme. The originators of the
project propose to form an international
organization composed of all the labor or
ganizations in the world, and a convention
for this purpose will be held in Paris from
July 14 to 21.
The leaders of all labor organizations are
invited to be present, but as the intention
seems to be somewhat of a Socialistic char
acter, there will not likely be many repre
sentative labor men present from this conn
try. General Master "Workman Powderly, of
the Knights of Labor, will attend the Paris
Exposition next month and'may be present
at the convention; bnt he is not going over
for that purpose.
HOW IT BEADS.
The caption of the circular is in itself
quite datailed and explicit: "National fed
eration of the syndicates and corporative
bodies of workmen of France National
Council, Bordeaux, 1889 Executive com
mission of the National Congress of Social
istic workingmen of Troyes International
Congress, Paris, July 14 to 21, 1889 Ap
peal to the workingmen and Socialists of
Europe and America." The circular letter
itself, as translated from the French, is in
teresting in several respects, and is ap
pended: In October, 1SSS, a national congress was held
at Bordeaux, where over 200 worfcihgmen's syn
dicate lodges and coiporative bodies were rep
resented. This congress decided that an inter
national congress should be held in Paris dur
ing the Exposition. The same resolution was
adopted by the national congress held at Troyes
in December, 1SS8, where all the factions of the
French Socialistic party were represented. The
National Conncil elected by the Congress of
Bordeaux and the Executive Commission ap
pointed by the Congress of Troves were in
structed to agree upon the organization of an
International Congress, and to it to invite, with
out distinction of party, all the workingmen
and Socialists of Europe and America who de
sired the emancipation of labor. This Is what
has been done. On February 2S. 1889, an inter
national conference was held at La Have, where
were represented by their respective delegates
the Socialistic parties of Germany, Switzerland,
Belgium, Holland and France. Those of En
gland and Denmark sent their regrets, declar
ing in advance to ratify any resolutions which
would bo passed. The conference of La Have
First That the international Congress of
Paris would be held from July 14 to ZL 1889.
Second That the congress would be open to
the workingmen and Socialists ot the world, on
their agreeing to conform to the political con
ditions which it would submit (or adopt).
Third That the Congress ehall be supreme
in verifying mandates (orders) and fixing the
order of the day.
The conference decided, provisionally, that
the following questions should be brought be
fore the order of the day: International legis
lation of labor: legal regulation of the pay of
labor (day work, night work, holidays, for men,
women and children); surveillance of the
workshops of large and small industries, as
well as domestic industry; ways and means to
obtain these vindications.
Therefore to fulfill the mandate which has
been imposed upon us by the Congress of Bor
deaux and Troves, and to conform to the reso
lutions adopted by the International Confer
ence of La Haye:
First We agree that the International Con
gress o I Paris shall be held from Julyjl to 2L
Second The questions for the order of the
day are those determined upon' by the con
ference of La Haj e.
Third We invite the organizations of So
cialists and workingmen of Europe and
America to this congress, wmch.'will lay the
foundation of a union of all the. workingmen
and Socialists of the two worlds. "We have ap
pointed in Paris an Executive Commission,
which is charged with the definite organiza
tion of an International Congress and to pre
pare for the reception of foreign delegates.
We send our brotherly salutation to all the
workingmen and Socialists of the world.
Long live the universal emancipation of
For the National Conncil of Bordeaux, the
General Secretary, R. Lavione,
16 Bue Sullivan.
For the Executive Commission of Troyes,
the General Secretary, G.'Batisse.
Also signed by various other members of the
Executive Commission of Paris.)
TO ELECT DELEGATES.
Considerable Hustling Being Done by Mem
ber. of I- A. 1710.
There is considerable hustling being done
among the members of L. A. 1710, Knights
of Labor, brass workers, over the election
of delegates to the annual convention of N.
D. A. 252, to which the local is attached.
The convention will be held in Detroit,
Mich., in July. The most important busi
ness to be transacted will be the election of
a National District Master Workman to
take the place of Eccles Bobinson, formerly
of this city. There are a number of candi
dates from different sections of the country
for the position.
The election for delegates will be held
Thursday evening. The most prominent
candidates so far announced are Treasurer
Daniel A. Crowley, F. A. Stierheim and
ON BEHALF OP JOHNSTOWN.
An Effort Made to Extend Pittsbarg Rates to
the Mountain Town.
The representatives of the transcontinent
al lines in Pittsburg held a meeting yester
day for the purpose of having Johnstown,
West Newton and Uniontown freight des
tined to the Pacific coast take Pittsburg
The rate on iron to the -Pacific coastis
SI 15 irora Pittsburg, while from Johnstown
it is $1 20. All the towns eait of a line
through Pittsburg, Buffalo and Bristol,
Xenn.. tace seaooara rates. rJonnstowu isi
only 78 miles from the city, but .Oft City
and Titusville, 1G0 miles away, have the ad
vantage of the Pittsburg rates.
The agents here will forward their action
in the form of a suggestion to the Transcon
tinental Association, which meets in New
York very soon.
THE TROUBLE AT DUQUESNE.
Ralls Being; Shipped Every Day, bat
Strikers Confident of Victory.
The strikers at the Allegheny Bessemer
SteelWorks atDuqnesne are more confi
dent than ever that they will be victorious.
They say that the men who are working are
becoming dissatisfied and one by one are
leaving the works. The strikers are still
receiving support from other works and are
prepared to hold out for several months.
The citizens of the town are very indig
nant over the auction of someoi the deputy
sheriffs. They have frequently been told to
go to their barracks and go to bed as they
needed rest. The mill seems to be running
all right and rails are being shipped every
Campbell' Secret Circular.
A secret circular purporting to be an exact
copy of the one sent out by President Camp
bell, of the Window Glass Workers' Union,
was published yesterday. Mr, Campbell said
he had not read it, but denied some of, the
statements made in it when they were men
tioned to him. He said that circulars issued
by him to the trade were secret and if one
had been made pnblio it must have been
COAL'S DARKER SIDE.
Even Monopolistic Advantages to be Ont
done by a Bigger Monopoly In West Vir.
glnln PessimUra and Fael.
To one who studies the vast almost un
limitedpower of expansion in this country,
the power of monopoly that can strangle
competition.,'appears so colossal as, to" be
almost beyond belief. A year ago last
winter a man whose business was the sup
plying of coal to rolling mills, glass houses,
etc., in this city, and who was knbeked out
by natural gas, was asked why he didn't
load his flats, which would almost run on
a heavy dew, and take coal to the freezing
people of the down-river cities, as, at 25 to
SO cents a bushel, he could make money. He
replied that the heavy firms in the business
had so monopolized the landings that, even
at 50 cents a bushel, it would cost him more
to deliver coal in Cincinnati than the profit
would cover. The statement did much to
destroy sympathy for the coal barons.
The river coal trade cannot prohabl? be
taken Bwav from Pittshnrgj bnt, according
to Mr. Kiniberland, if Pittsburg holds her
railway coal trade verylong,she must hustle
as she has never hustled.
The completion of the McKeesport and
Bellevcrnan Railway will open up a section
of West Virginia, where land has been pur
chased by operators, some of it as low as $10
an acre, and that land is underlaid with
coal veins 9 to 11 feet in thickness. , Just
think for a moment what a mass of coal a
miner can drop in such thickness by a little
bearing in. It can be mined a cent a bushel
cheaper than Pittsburg coal, and there will
be no necessity for pluck-me stores to keep
miners in debt
Then the surface of that land will, much
of it, yield 40,000 feet an acre of valuable
tiniber. Just think of the oesophageal ex
tension that the monopolistic anaconda
must have to absorb competition in such a
Flats are now laden to the gunwales in
the Allegheny river with pit posts for which
there is at present no sale. A country with
such resources is able to supply all the mar
kets of the world with manufactured pro
ducts at'prices that might be made to defy
competition for centuries to come.
A WHOLESALE DISCHARGE.
Manager McDonald, of the P. & W. B. R.,
Is Catting Down Expenses.
General Manager McDonald has been
cutting down the force of men on the Pitts
burg and Western road. About one-third
of the 100 men in the Allegheny shops 'Were
discharged. Mr. Soles, who had 2 men
under him in the bridge-building depart
ment, had his force cut down to 20 men.
Two clerks will go from Treasurer Camp
bell's office; General Passenger Agent Bas
sett lost his stenographer. Four clerks each
were discharged in the auditor's and car
accountant's offiers. It is estimated that
not less than 350 men have been laid offon
An effort was made to see Mr. McDonald,
the new General Manager, but it was stated
that he had gone on a tour of the road.
Last night a Dispatch reporter called at
the depot iu Allegheny and saw a number
of the employes. They all seemed to be
afraid to talk on the subject, and would not
affirm or deny anything. One of them said
that Mr. McDonald was not out on the road,
but could be seen at his boarding house. He
could not, or would not, give this new
functionary's address, however, and Mr.
McDonald could not be fonnd.
A friend of Manager McDonald, of the
Pittsburg and Western road, stated last
evening that the object in reducing the
force on the line is to cut down the payroll
from $80,000 per month to $60,000. He
claimed that no wages had been reduced,
and this was not the intention.
The chiefs of the departments are now
greatly hampered for want of help. The
various general agents are tied down to
their desks, doing the work that clerks per
form in other railroad offices, but .Manager
McDonald Is said to be carrying out the in
structions of Vice President Thomas. The
.latter will be .in, the city to-morrow when-j
more heads may be cnt on.
The new manager is very.angry at Super
intendent Johnson, resigned. He thinks
the late Superintendent did not act square
ly. The employes of the road will give a
banquet at the Seventh Avenue Hotel next
Saturday evening in honor of Mr. John
son. THEY WILL WAIT.
Carnegie's Scaleaat Homestead Will Kot be
Signed at Present.
It was reported yesterday that Carnegie
would win the fight at his immense plant at
Homestead, that is, his scale will be accepted
by the men. There are, the officials of the
Amalgamated Association say, 2,300 mem
bers of that organization at Homestead di
vided into six lodges. They cannot accept
any proposition made by their employer un
less they leave the association or it is ac
cepted by the association.
Several of the leading workers at Home
stead were in the Amalgamated Associa
tion headquarters yesterday and none of
them reported any signs of weakness on the
part of the men. The officials of the organ
ization who were seen yesterday said the
men would undoubtedly -.remain firm and
not sign any agreement until after the con
vention of the association, which will be
held in this city, beginning June 4.
A leading official of the Amalgamated
Association said yesterday that he did not
believe the report that 1,000 men had con
sented to accept Mr. Carnegie's scale. Some
of them are willing to allow the scale to
run for three years, but not on the basis pro
posed. The Amalgamated Association officers
have nothing to say about the next scale ot
wages. The two highest officials are about
to sever their connection with the associa
tion, and do not care to say anything about
It, as any statement they may make might
injure the organization.
IT WILL BIT OPENr
A Public Investigation loabo Held on the
Importation of Foreign Glnsswoikcrs.
The Trades Council of Western .Pennsyl
vania held a special meeting last night and
received a recommendation from the Exec
utive Board that the investigation of the
window glars charges be heard publicly
before a board. The recommendation was
adopted and the council elected Dennis
Hayes, of the Bottle Blowers' Assembly
No. 6111, and William J. Smith, President
of the American Flint Glass Workers' As
sociation, as their representatives on the
Two of the strikers from Duquesne were
admitted and made a statement of the posi
tion at the steel works from their side.
They explained the trouble from the begin
ning and gave comparative schedules of
wages. They asserted that an inspeptor of
rails from the Hudson River Railroad was
at the works and he had said that since the
strike began not a rail had been made that
stood the test. No action was taken in the
matter, it being postponed uulil next Satur
F. A. Buer, of Brass Workers' Assembly
1710; William Creamer, of Theatrical As
sembly 10,604, and A. T. Hornett, of
Horseshoers' Union No. 9 were admitted as
Will Start To-Morrow.
The river coal miners, who expected to
remain idle until October, are encouraged.
Yesterday Joseph Walton & Co. gave or
ders to start one of their works at West
Elizabeth for a six-weeks' run. This is con
sidered an indication that trade is not as
bad as was at first reported.
Beeciiaji's Fills cure sick headache.
Peaks' Soap, the purest and best ever made.
Royal awnings, extra heavy, at Mamaux
& Sou's, 637 and 639 Penn ave.
Excursion to Ohio Pjle on Decoration Day.
f 1 60 round trip. Train leaves Baltimore
and Ohio depot at 8 A. M., city time.
SUNDAY, MAY '26t
A BIG PEMY BA'ffi
One of Iho Possibilities of Pittsburg
in the Near Enfare,
TO CULTIVATE MOEE ECONOMY.
A Bill of Incorporation. Waiting the Gov
JDST HOW THE MOVEMENT STARTED
A bill passed by the late Legislature, and
now awaiting Governor Beaver's signature,
promises to he of particular interest to this
city as well as Philadelphia, the home of the
bill, and to other cities , of the State. The
bill was passed through the efforts of Post
master. General "Wanamaker, of Phila
delphia. It authorizes the establishment of
savings' institutions and popular banks,
where small amounts, down to a penny, may
be received and an additional stimulus thus
be given to popular economy.
The success of the Dollar Savings Bank
in this city, and the impetus thus given to
many to save smaller sums at each deposit
in a public institution, has caused various
financiersjn this city to try and think out
some plan by which it could be accom
plished; but to Mr. Wanamaker, of Phila
delphia, was left the honor of first recogniz
ing this want by a practical solving of the
question. The plan of establishing a penny
savings bank was first suggested to Mr.
Wanamaker by studying the condition of
the people who make up the larger part of
the congregation of Bethany Church, Phila
delphia, and, in conjunction with Mr. Rob
ert C. Hinckley, his counsel, he formulated
a plan which has culminated in the present
PITTSBURG'S END OP IT.
It was known that Mr. Hinckley had said
he had received inquiries from parties in
Pittsburg who desired to incorporate such a
bank as soon as possible; indeed, chats with
some projectors were published here months
ago. When seen by a reporter, however,
Mr. Hinckley did not divulge the names of
the parties now interested, for reasons of his
own, but, in a pleasant- interview, gave a
full history of the movement substantially
I Mr. Wanamaker conceived the idea of having
a savings tund in connection with Bethany
Church'to encourage the people to save money.
He worked out a plan in his mind, and estab
lished what Is called the Penny Savings Bank
of Southwest Philadelphia, which is located in
the Bethany Church building, at Twenty-second
and Balnbridge streets. .It was opened on July
U, 1688. Mr. Wanamaker is President. It was a
complete success, and it became necessary to
have it incorporated. A special feature of the
bank is that It will receive deposits as small as
Upon examination of the corporation laws of
the State It was found that there was no gen
eral law under which this kind of an institu
tion could be incorporated, and under the new
Constitution special laws are not allowable.
It therefore became necessary to draft anew
law as an amendment to the corporation act of
1874. This was prepared by Mr. "Wanamaker
and myself, Introduced into the Legislature by
Senator Delamater.was passed, and now awaits
tne uovernors signature. AS soon as it snail
become a law we shall apply for the Incorpora
tion of the PennJ-Savings Bank.
PURELY AN INSTITUTION OP CHAEITT.
.The institution is purely charitable, no
salaries being paid, and it is purely for the ben
efit of people In moderate circumstances. There
is only one other Institution in Philadelphia
that receives as low as a penny, and that is a
small bank at Eleventh and Lombard streets.
This will incorporate as soon as the law shall
have been made valid.
KThe Penny savings Bank pays 4 per cent in
terest, -whereas the large Savings funds pay but
3 per cent. No interest, however, is allowed on
any sum less than $1. Thero is no limit llxed
to the deposits at the Bethany Bank, but in the
bill just passed it is provided that no individu
al or corporation shall have to 'his credit more
han $5,000, exclusive of accrued interest.
The regulations governing the Penny Savings
Bank are substantially like those of other sav
ings banks. A book Is furnished each deposit
or, and ten days' notice must be given to the
bank when It is desired to withdraw more than
$10, The money can only be invested in mort
gages or well-secured loans with collateral.
The bill just passed provides for the lorroa
sion of a savings bank by not less than 13 per
sons, two-thirds ot whom must live In the coun
ty. The bank is to be managed bynot less than
13 trustees, who shall select from their num
ber a President and Vice President In other
ways the procedure of Incorporation is like
that of the present savings bank.
Mr. J. B. D. Meade, of the Dollar Sav
ings Bank, when seen by a reporter in re:
gard to the feasibility ot the scheme, said
"I do not know of any present movement
for such a bank in Pittsburg. I sUDCose it
would be an excellent thing, as a matter of
cnanty. ana l don't doubt it would be a
good thing in connection with a Sunday
school mission or a newsboys' school, but as
a matter of business, I do not think it would
amount to much in Pittsburg.
MANY DOKLAB-A-TI3IE DEPOSITS.
"From what I gather of ,its proposed
status, it is apparent the bill proposes that
the banks be founded on about the same
principles as the Dollar Savings Bank.
Tbey are to have no stockholders or divi
dends, and the trustees serve without salary
When asked if (many deposited just a
dollar in the Dollar Bank, he said: Yes, sir;
yrhen pay day comes there are scores that
march up to the window and deposit their
dollar, and do this every week, right along."
In direct connection with the statement
of how the Dollar Savings Bank is officered,
and the plan for the proposed penny banks,
it is interesting to note that a trnstee or
officer is not allowed td borrow from the
bank, or have any use of the bank at all.
In fact, he is barred from deriving benefits
from an institution which he must never
theless tuse his utmost endeavors to advance
in all 'respects, and as an officer knows
wnetner it is respuusiuie.
Mr. William Roseburg, Cashier of the
Bank of Pittsbnrg, confirmed Mr. Meade's
statement, but went further, by saying that,
if such an institution once got started, it
might be a factor in business as well as
charitable circles. He referred to the Dollar
Savings Bank, now among the leading in
stitutions of the city, and said that when it
first started it was very small, and people
were not sure whether it would-be a success
or not. For this reason he considered it
'unwise to smile at ventures of this sort."
ALL EIGHT FOB SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Mr. P. D. Nichofs, a prominent broker in
the Penn building, though he refused to
talk for publication, said that while the
Wanamaker scheme might work well
enough as a Sunday school affair or a char
itable organization, it was not what he (Mr.
Nichols) and his associates were after. He
stated that the ordinary savings bank had
been largely superseded by the building
and loan associations, and, though the pro
posed penny savings bank ought to be a
good thing for the poor, it would not be an
orgauization for charity, but would be con
ducted on strictly businessprinciples.
Mr. Nichols said that Wanamaker's idea
was all right as a philanthropic scheme, so
long as controlled by himself or some of his
associates, such as "Sunday school superin
tendents, etc.; bnt he didn't seem to think
that philanthropy and business would fuse
to any great extent.
Mr. T. P. Drnitt, Manager of the News
boys' School, was asked by a reporter if he
ha'd ever thought of starting such an insti
tution in connection with the school. He
said he had not, but, continuing, said: "It.
would be very easy thing, and a wise enter
prise. I will study the matter up. There
is a sort of savings'institution in the school
now, which works well, so far. Every Sun
day the teachers exhort the boys to put
away their stray pennies, and many of the
boys now have on deposit with the teacher
sums ranging from 60 cents to $5."
Flannels Hv"e have the largest and
best-selected stock of French, Scotch and
American fancy flannels for tennis, blouse,
waist, shirting, etc., ever shown in this city;
prices from 40o to $1 a yd.
stwtsu "- Htqus &Hackh,
RECOMMENDED TO C0DKCILS.
TlrtJ Diamond Street Ordinance Moved
Along a Little What It Provides An
Arendo Through the Market House.
The Committee on Surveys met in the
City Clerk's office yesterday afternoon. The
ordinance for the opening and widening of
Diamond street from Smithfield street to
the west side of the market house was af
firmatively recommended to Councils. The
ordinance provides for a 60-foot street and
an arcade through Old City Hall and the
market house of the same width. It was
stated that theproject for widening the street
from the market house to Liberty street had
been abandoned for the present on account
of opposition from the property holders.
Itumerously signed petitions from prop
erty holders for the relocating and widening
of Fourth avenue, between Boyd and Try
streets, and Forbes, between Boyd and
Diamond streets, were present, and the
clerk was ordered to draw np ordinances for
D. B Oliver, of the firm of Oliver Bros.
& Phillips, was present and addressed the
committee in interest of two ordinances sent
in by that firm. One was for the vacation
ofVirgin alley, between South Eleventh
and South Twelfth streets, and the other for
the vacation of South Eleventh street, from
Muriel street to the Monongahela river. Mr.
Oliver said that many large manufacturing
concerns had been compelled, owing to a
lack of room, to go to the suburbs and unde
veloped tracts in different parts of the State.
His firm was now in a position where it was
necessary to have more room, and
they did not desire to leave the city.
Here were two streets, leading nowhere
and used by no one but his firm, who owned
all the property on both sides ot them. No
one ever used these streets.or the porfion of
them in question, and they were practically
useless to the city. Oliver Bros. & Phillips
desire to make some improvements in which
they can nse these streets to good advantage,,
and they promise, if necessity ever requires,
to give them up again to the city, if Coun
cils see fit to vacate them.
After some consideration the committee
affirmatively recommended both ordinances.
IT WAS CHARGED.
The Allegheny Councllmeu Altered That
Crosstow n Ordinance.
The Allegheny. Street Railway Committee
met last night to take action on the orj
dinanceofthe "Crosstown" branch of the
Observatory Hill Railway. The committee
were favorably disposed toward the road,but
almost every section of the ordinance was
changed in some particular.
Bv resolution it was taken np by sections.
Section 1 was changed, substituting a sys
tem of overhead electric lines or such other
system as may hereafter be approved by the
Street Railway Committee or councils in
stead of animal power or cables. This sec
tion alsocontained a clause relative to the
putting down of single or double tracks at
the company's option, andthis was amended
to read "provided no double track be placed
on any street less than 40 feetHvide."
The same section also contained the pro
posed route, a change from the original. As
it now reads the route is as follows: "Be
ginning at the tracks of the Federal Street
and Pleasant Valley Railway, on the corner
of Federal street and Montgomery avenue,
to Arch street, to Jackson street, to Monte
rey street, to Ackiey street, to Irwin avenue,
to Sedgwick street, to California avenue, to
Superior avenue. Also on Irwin avenue,
from Ackiey street to Taylor avenne, to
Monterey street, and there connect with the
tracks of the Federal Street and Pleasant
Section 2 was amended to contain the
clause: "The rail to be used to be approved
by theCity Engineer."
Section i was changed in regard to the
grade of streets. The original provided for
the road to follow the streets in conformity
to the streets as now at grade, and it was
amended to read "or that may hereafter be
t Section 6 was changed', providing for the
work to be commenced in 60 days after the
passage of the ordinance and for the com
pletion of the entire road in one year.
Section 7 was added to the original ordi
nance providing for the payment of a per
centage'on dividends, taxes and a bonus on
cars as provided for in the ordinance of the
Federal street and Pleasant Valley Rail
way, of which this ordinance is a supple
The sections were adopted as amended
separately, and then the ordinance as a
whole was adopted and ordered to be printed
for the nse of Councils.
SECRETAEI BUSK PASSES THROUGH.
Tho Office Seekers Are to be Blamed
the Slow Appolntmouti.
Secretary Jeremiah Rusk, of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, passed through the
city last evening on his way home to Wis
consin from Washington. He was accom
panied by his family, all of whom were go
ing back to their old homestead to visit
their neighbors, for the first time since they
have been in Washington. Personally, the
old ex-Governor does not look like the man
who would be at the bend of the Hayseed
Department of the Government. His snowy
white hair and beard, his massive head and
high forehead, give him the appearance of
a scholar, who would probably be the occu
pant of a noted seat of learning.
While at the station the Secretary spoke
of the affairs of his department and the slow
progress the President and his assistantsare
making in "turning' the rascal out." He
In the matter of apnointments, the President
does not seem 10 oe in a nurry, out it is tne
fault of the office seekers themselves. Why
you have no idea the way they swarm about
Washington. 'Xhey bore and oother the life
ont of us and we are unable to do anvthing.
We recognize the fact that we are public ser
vants and the public have some claim to our
attention. Therefore we try to see everybody.
They rush into the departments, and there are
so many of them that they take up most of
our time. On this account, it is impossible to
do any work. Until the office seekers quit
running around botheringtbellvesont of those
who have the appointment powers, the present
gait of making removals will not be quickened.
We have not really reorganized the Depart
ment of Agriculture yet, but expect to render
good service to the farmers and others inter
ested. We will devote more attention to the
dairy interests and dairy products in the near
THE I0UNG K0BBEES ABEESTED.
Captnln Brophy, of LnvrrencevlIIe, Makes a
Captain Brophy, of the Lawrenceville
police district, succeeded in running down
a gang of young thieves yesterday. Early
Friday morning the drugstore of Totten &
Bender, on the corner of Fifty-first and But
ler streets, was entered and robbed of money
and goods to the value of ?50.
On Friday night a young man named
Patrick Diston was arrested for disorderly
conduct. At the hearing he was sentenced
to the workhonse for four months. A short
time after the hearing a young man named
Homer Mills called to see Diston and was
placed under arrest. The young man con
fessed the robbery of the drugstore, impli
cating Diston and some others. The stolen
goods were fonnd on Fifty -eighth street.
SENATOR RUTAS'S DENIAL.
Ho Repents the Statement That He Is Not
Senator J. S. Rutan's health was so much
improved yesterday that he wss able to walk
out of doors. A reporter met him on the
street and tried to talk politics with the
gentleman. The Senator remarked :
"I see your Washington correspondent
states that I was an applicant for the posi
tion of Commissioner of Customs, to which
Mr. Holliday'hasjust been appointed. If
yon look over the columns ot The Dis
patch you will see it stated some time in
February or March that I had written Sena
tor Quay I was not an applicant for that or
any other position, and would not accept if
appointed, and requested that my name be
wuuuxawD, waica was accoruuigiy none.
TALKING P0K A LIFE.
The Carter Murder Trial is Continued
Till Late at Night,
BDT NO VEEDIGT TILL TO-MORROW.
Concluding Evidence a3 to Men With Pis -
tola Being Bosses.
POINTS OP THE COUNSEL, BOTH WAIS
The Carter murder trial was continued in
Criminal Court yesterday. James Johnson,
who was a witness for the prosecution, testi
fied to the prisoner's good character.
Charles Smith testified to the shooting; r he
said Gross told him that Carter did the
shooting, and Carter at the same time ad
mitted it, but said that it was accidental.
He also testified that Carter helped Gross
through the mill after the shot and into
a wagon. The next witness examined was
John Carter, the defendant. He stated that
he was born in Richmond, Va., and has
been in this city for 13 years. He was well
acquainted with Gross, and jnst as he was
taking the pistol from his pocket it was
THE PUT UP THEIE HAJTD3.
They were accustomed in the mill to fool
ing abont,- and, whenever one drew a
revolver the others put up their hands and
said the man with the revolver was boss.
This was what was being done when Gross
was shot. He did not believe that Gross
was shot, and -went over to him anu' hunted
over the person for the wound. Gros3 was
not carried out of the mill. He walked
out, and the prisoner helped him and
helped place him in a wagon. He stated
that he met Gross every day, and on the
morning of the day he was shot that he
(Carter) had promised to give the deceased,
two days' work. The witness denied that
he had used any profane language Drevious
to the shooting, or that he was angry at the
time. Mr. Porter severely cross-examined
the prisouer, hut he did not deviate in the'
least from his story, which was told in a
plain, straight forward manner.
THE LAST WITNESSES.
Maggie Carter, the wife, and J. H. Carter,
the defendant's brother, were placed on the
stand, but their evidence was not of any im
portance. William Rainey, Mathew Wool
ridgp, Hattie Cook, Henry Tally and Luke
reeman all testined to tne defendant s pre
vious good character.
In filing.their points of law the defense
asked for a verdict of acquittal on the
ground that the killing was accidental.
District Attorney Porter asked for a first
degree verdict- Mr. Johnston then went to
the jury for the defense, and was addressing
them when a recess was taken for supper.
Attorney R. H. Johnston concluded his
address after court reconvened after the
recess for supper. He pleaded strongly for
acquittal, holding that the killing was ac
cidental. In depicting the death of an in
nocent man on the scaffold, he caused Car
ter, the defendant, who felt rather solemn
anyhow, to shed tears.
SATISFIED -WITH SECOND DEOEEE.
District Attorney Porter conclnded for
the Commonwealth. He gave the jury a
choice between murder of the first or second
degree, but held more strongly to a second
degree verdict than a first.
Judge Magee, in his charge, after reading
and adjudicating on the points submitted
by counsel, defined the law on murder and
manslaughter. He reviewed the case, and
it was the general opinion, when be had
concluded, that the charge favored a verdict
for less than first degree. The jury retired
at 10:30 o'clock. Judge Magee waited until
11:35 for a verdict, when he decided to ad
journ court until 10 A. ii. Monday.
MARSHELL, THE CASH GROCER,
Will Snre Ton Money.
I have the largest retail grocery trade in
Western Pennsv lvania. This shows that
my customers find I make good my guaran
tee, to save them money.
This is the hardest season of the year on
the housekeeper. Home-made preserves
and jellies are all used, and new fruits have
not come. To fill this space I offer my great
bargains in evaporated iruits. Large, sweet
Sultana prunes, 6 lbs. 25c; fine French
prunes, 4 lbs. 25c; large fancy layer raisins,
3 lbs. 25c. I have just received 6 tons of
these fruits. They will last about two weeks.
First come, first served. If auy wholesale
grocer in Pittsburg can match these goods
and prices I will give them to yon.
Cheese, 8 pounds 25c. Tnis is new, mild
cheese, at baigain.
We havexjust received two larjje ship
ments of tea one fine imperial, via Suez
Canal, and one basket fired Japan, overland
Our25-cent teas are proving immensely
popular. We have a full line, including
basket bred Japans, pan bred japans,
Eng. breakfast, Young Hyson, Oolong, Im
perial, Gunpowder and mixed teas. We
guarantee these teas equal to any you
can buy in any other store for 50c. Do not
take our word for thi3. Bringa sample
of your 60c tea. We will draw it alongside
of our 25c tea and let you decide. You
might as well save 25c. It will do you as
much good as anyone else.
Send for weekly price list and order by
mail. Orders amounting to $10, without
counting sugar, packed and shipped free of
charge to any point within 200 miles. Give
me a trial. I will save you money.
79 &-81 Ohio st., cor. Sandusky, Allegheny.
A Sennntion Wna Created Yesterday
By Kanfmanns' distribution of those mag
nificent souvenirs, entitled: Homes of
American Heroes. They contain exact
likenesses of our country's greatest Generals
and their homes. The work is most artisti
cally engraved and lithographed in ten
colors. Similar souvenirs are sold
by the stationers at 50c With every
purchase of not less than SI worth of goods
one of these special Memorial Day souve
nirs will be given free by Kanfmanns.
Lace Curtains Now the time to buy
lace curtains, 300 pairs just opened, best
values ever offered, at from $1 to $7 50 a
pair. ' Hugus & Hacke.
Don't Miss Groetzlnger's Clearing Oat Sale.
AH earners, rnsrs. lace and turcoman cur
tains reduced from 30 to 40 per cent We,'
want the room for new goods. Remnants of
carpets 10 to 40 yards long at less than half
price. Nos. C27 and 629 Penn avenue.
A Sensation was Created Yesterday
By Kanfmanns' distribution of those magnifi
cent souvenirs, entitled, Homes of American
Heroes. They contain exact likenesses of
our country's greatest generals and their
homes. The Work is most artistically en
graved and lithographed in ten colors. Sim
ilar souvenirs are sold by the stationers at
50c. With every purchase of not less than
tl worth of goods one of these special Memo
rial Day souvenirs will be given free by
Excursion ta Ohio Pyle on Decoration Day.
$1 50 round trip. Train leaves Baltimore
and Ohio dedot at 8 a. si., city time.
PAEii RcpES Those ?25 and f30 robes,
which ire have reduced during our clear
ance sale to IS15 each, are selling rapidly;
those wanting a positive bargain should
come at once -vhile the assortment is still
good. I Hugus & Hacke.
New patterns That prove more desirable
and less in coswhan goods offered in pre
vious seasons. -i C Bckoexeck,
711 Liberty street.
A Fine Old WhUky.
Persons desirous to secure an old
fashioned, pure rye whisky, cannot do better
than call on Mr. TJ. E. Lippincott, 639
Smithfield street Mr- Lippincott has fitted,
up his rooms in this building, and is pre
pared to furnish that old reliable brand,
"Lippincott's Nectar," lor medical and
.family nse. He handles only the liquor
manufactured by himself in the celebrated
old Greene county distillery. Established
in 1850. this brand of whisky has become re
nowned for its Dnreness and fine flavor. It
1 -? of good age thoronghly seasoned and de-
liciously smooth. Mr. Lippincott now being
established in a central location, is certain,
to greatly increase the number of those who
will use only a perfectly pure, and gennine
fine old rye whisky. Visit him and be con
vinced. Anoibir Stride Forward
Has been made by Kanfmanns' in the manu
facture of ready-made clothing. They have)
jnst made up in their enstom tailoring de
partment 350 electric bine English cloth
suits, the same for which you have to pay
from $35 to $45 if made to order, and will
sell them at abont 45 per cent regular tailor
prices. They are silk faced, have black
bindings, fit to perfection, and cannot be
told from the most expensive custom work."
This is the first time electric blue suits are
offered ready made, and it has remained for
the enterprisingKanfmanns' to do it.
One Oft Heard Kemarlt
Is that Gusky's is the most reliable cloth,
ing house in town. We think so. We try
to make it so. We buy from the best man
ufacturers, and seU at lowest possible prices,
taking great care that none undersell us.
So yon want a summer suit? No matter
what kind of material you want, or what
style, providing it's one of the latest, we can
give it von. Elegant suits at H0. $12, $15.
For the ultra iashionablo $20, $25 and
$30. Nothing too good for us to handle.
I To-moeecw We offer large linen towels
izjc, loweis at oc, wasu rags -l, ueu quiui
35a to S2, worth double. Busy Bee Hive,
cor. Sixth and Liberty.
I Guess Not. Well I Guest Not.
After getting married everything goes
along swimmingly between husband and
wife until he asks her to repair his clothes,
which causes her to remark, "Well, I guess
not, I guess not." Why not take them to
Dickson, the Tailor, of 65 Fifth ave., cor.
Wood St., second floor, who will make them
look like new at a trifle? Telephone 1558.
To-mobeow We offer child's calico
dresses from 7c to 50c, white dresses, 15c to
S3; child's, embroidered bonnets, 5o to$l;
Tom O'Shanter caps, 50c up; ladies calico
wrappers, 50c to $1; dusting caps 10c; sun
bonnets 25c Bust Bee hive.
Black Cashmebes Our five grades of
46-inch wide black cashmeres at 50c, 65c,
75c, 85c and $1 a yard, are unequaled for
value. Hugus & Hacke.
La Perladel FuMABare a high grade
Key West cigar, manufactured tor those
smokers who can appreciate Havana to
bacco in its natural condition. Sold from
$6 50 to $12 per 100. G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Filth avenue.
To-MOBBO"W We offer snmmer corsets at
45s worth 75c, and all our fine corsets at re
duced prices, including P. D., C. B., I. C,
Dr. Warner's and Ball's, Madam Warren's
and Foy's. Our dollar kid gloves 50e.
Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Choose Yoarielf. r
Get Philip Best's now Pabst Brewing I
Co.'s Export, Bohemian, Bavarian and Se- "" 1
lect Beer. "
Address, Yonngstown, O.
Dress Laces An entire new line of
Chantilly and guipure lace flouncing and U
drapery nets opened this week. ' '
arnrFSu Hugus & Hacks.
offer child's Jersey
ribbed vests, all sizes.
for 10c. ladies 15c,
fine lisle vests 25c, silk vests 65c, ladies hose.
finished seas, lac .bust .bee uve.
Evebtbodt says that Pearson's cabinet
photos are the best and the cheapest in the
two cities. ran
Angostura Bittebs are the best reme
dy lor removing indigestion. Sold by drug
gists. - -
To-MOKROwr-We offer ladies black jerseys
25c, worth 75c, jersey blouses 50c to $3, girls'
jerseys and blouses 25c to $1. Busy Bee
Hive. i i
Never-fade awnings at Mamaux &
Son's, 537 and 539 Penn ave.
SPECIAL PRICES ON SPRCf G FABRICS.
Fancy and Plain Wool Faced Goods at 12Kc
Choice Colorings in 36-inch Cashmeres, with
Stilish Plaids or Stripes to mingle, at 25o a
All-Wool Summer Weight Albatross, 26-inch,
closing at 37c
46-inch French Serges, newest tints, 63c
French Cashmeres, Fine Count Spring Shad
ings, 50c and up.
Colored Ground Chillies. French effects, 10s
and 20c a yard.
New Printings on Best French Tamise Cloth.
Confined Styles In Scotch Ginghams, tono
and Shadings rivaling finest Woolen Goods
just your need for a cool, serviceable costume.
French Style Satin es at 12c 15c and SOc.
May shipments of Fancy Printed French
S tines, marked departure from early styles.
IN SEASON FOR DECORATION DAT. ,
Bargains in 45-inch Embroidered Flouncing
at 90c, Si. SI 25 andup.
Fine Hemstitched Bordered India Linen, 46
and 60-inch widths.
French Nainsook. Stripes and Checks.
SUIT ROOM .Full lines of Silk, Wool and
Wash Fabrics, in latest style, and flrst-class
goods at a moderate price.
Umbrellas. German Gloria Plata Caps, 23
inch, at SI 50 and $2. Specialties.
Parasols and Fancy Top Umbrellas. Large
assortment at popular prices.
B1BER i EASTDN,
505 AND 607 MARKET ST.
For a FEW DAYS nargain-seekers willflnd
prices unprecedentedly low for me urj.
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i FEDERAL STREET,
ALLEGHENY. v.' '
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