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THE PITTSBTJKG-' DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 1889.
CLIRA BELLE'S CHAT.
Hunting for a Pretty Girl to Train to
IHTENTOR EDISON IN SOCIETI.
"Champagne in Bulk the Latest Imported
THE ACTRESS1 PKESIATURE FRIENDS
IconRESPO-sDECE or tiie otsrjLTcu.1
New Yokk, June 8. In all the theater
audience where I spent last evening, no
feminine face that I could see was half so
pretty as that of a plump young blonde who
sat near me, and certainly none of the ac
tresses on the stage could for a moment bear
comparison with her. She had the unmis
takable make-up of a theatrical lady, how
ever, and by that I mean that she bad not
been content to let her bir brown eyes go
without an artificial darkening of the
lashes and brows; that her lips had been
needlessly reddened with rouge, and that
lier complexion was not above suspicion.
Bet these disfigurements only damaged her
remarkable beauty a little.
"The singular thing about it," said a
theatrical manager whom I asked about
her, "is that she has been only a month or
two in the business that is, nrtively em
ployed as a professional, although she had
been under training for some time previous.
She is a whistler. Ton are aware, of course,
that there-is a constant demand among the
wealthy and fashionable Hew Torkers lor
parlor entertainers. Vocalists, musicians,
elocutionists and mimics find employment
in that way, and it is remunerative while it
lasts, but that isn't long, because novelty is
demanded. "Well, the several women
whistlers had made the round of Fifth ave
nue receptions, and were not wanted again.
X.OOKIXG FOB A "WHISTLER.
"But an agent who supplies that sort of
amusement made up his mind that a new
whistler, younger and handsomer than any
of her predecessors, would prove profitable
for awhile. So he first set about finding the
face that he wanted, and he looked princi
pally behind the counters of the retail
v stores, shrewdly calculating that a salary of
too a week would be considered a small tor
tune by a girl earning only a tithe of that
sum. "He lelt sure that he could discover a
beautiful face with a mouth that could be
taught to pucker for artistic whistling. He
made only three or four failures in this re
gard before finding this girl. He made a
contract with her under which she spent her
evenings for a sufficient time in practice un
der a competent teacher, and along in Mav
she had acquired a sufficient degree of skilf.
Maybe her whistling doesn't amount to
much, but she is so pretty and stylish that it
sounds melodious to those who are using
their eyes upon her as well as their ears.
"She made her debut at a musical soiree
given by ex-Mayor Hewitt, and other en
gagements rapidly followed. She will visit
a number of pretentious country houses dur
ing the summer, and I imagine that her em
ployer will clear $1,000 or so out of it.
Yhat will become of her? "Well, by
autumn ner value as a whistler will be ex
hausted, bnt very likely she will have
acquired a degree of self possession before
audiences that will qualify her to become an
actress. She begins already to look like
one, as you see."
EDISON IS NOT A MOTJXTEBAIT K.
Inventor Edison has declined to become a
parlor entertainer. Of course, with his
millions of wealth derived from his elec
trical machines, nobody would be tool
enough to offer to pay him for amusing her
guests, but a certain Fifth avenue matron
undertook to accomplish it by diplomacy.
She' was going to give a reception, and
through a mutual friend she invited Mr.
Edison to be present. He devotes no time
or attention to society of anv sort, but he al
lowed himself to be persuaded to become a
guest on this occasion. He has become ac
customed to fame and the attention of scien
tists, but it is possible that he felt just a little
flattered by the countenance of New Tork
swelldom. Anyhow, he committed himself
to co to the reception.
On the day previous he received a note
from the prospective hostess very politely
requesting him to bring along a phono
graph, as she thought its operation by him
would be highly appreciated by the com
pany. Then he discerned the trap that was
set lor him, and kept elear of it bv writing
his regrets at being compelled to break the
AH, THEBE, GABGOTLEl
Perhaps it is an insult to the culture of
my readers to tell them that a gargoyle is a
grotesquely carved projection under the
eaves ot a building, and is often seen in
architecture that reproduces old Gothic de
signs; but the explanation is a necessary
preface to this little acconnt of how an
actress amuses herself while amusing others.
You have never seen Maggie Cline, that is,
unless you co to the variety shows, as some
of us Xew York women do sometimes for a
lark. Maggie sings comic Irish songs in a
voice and manner that are alike lond, but
she is an artist in her way, and a woman of
education. At the matinee where I heard
her sing, she began her bit of entertainment
by glancing roguishly up to the top gallery
and crying out, as though recognizing an
'Ah there, Gargoyle!"
The audience laugh immoderately, but
only on the assumption that the name, like
the pretense of recognition, was merely a
Wbim of her comedy There may have been
here and there an auditor who reallv under
stood the word gargoyle, and even they mav
have supposed that Maggie used it by acci
dent; but when a friend of mine asked her
about it she said: "Oh, that's just one of
my ways of relieving the monotony of my
work. It is an old enongh trick to look up
at the gallery and call out an Irish name,
but it always brings a laugh, and that is
whatwe poor show folks are there lor. Kovr,
I never raise my eyes to the top tier without
seeing one or more laces as ugly as any gar
goyle that ever was made, and that is why,
with a laugh in my sleeve while the audi
ence is roaring, I have tnv quiet little
A "fXtV TVBEf KXE.
he was the head waiter, in a famous restau
rant, and therefore an important personage
in that establishment, yet it seemed odd to
see him doing the grand at the theater.
He looked pompous, and no doubt strangers
mistook him for something or other in the
high professional line; and with him were
,tvo notably handsome young women, al
though their costumes were rather too fan
tastic to be approved. I happened to sit
within a few feet of the party, and before
the performance was over I knew that they
were on terms of familiar acquaintance
wittt the leading actress on that stage. It
was a first night, and it had the usual quan
tity ot floral nonsense and nuisance. The
head waiter's young ladies produced a huge
bouquet, at a "point of applause, and made
readv to throw it over the footlights.
"Not yet not yet," the actress whispered,
under cover of the general noise.
But she couldn't prevent the too soon
throwing of the flowers, which evidently
had been previously arranged, and so she
had to put on what, I believe, stage folks
call a crockery smile and pick up the bou
quet with a semblance of enormous amia-
bility. Claba Belle.
PRESERVE YOUR TEETH.
Whero Flrst-CInBi Hcill nod Experience Are
to be Found.
How many aches, how much personal dis
comfort and how much general bad health
has been caused by decaying and neglected
teeth? Ifo person can enjoy high health
with diseased teeth. The care of the teeth
is of the first importance. In this age of in
telligence the man or woman who does not
avail himself or herself of the aids easily
within their reach subject themselves to
criticism. It is not as it was 30 or 40
years ago when a set of teeth cost from $75
to $100 Science has made such strides that
not only are teeth extracted without pain,
but where they are unsightly, or cause mal
formation of the mouth, the dentist's art has
provided means to remove them easily'and
replace them with teeth that add to" one's
appearance. To-day you will see at Dr.
O. H. Taft's Philadelphia Dental Booms,
39 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg, a handsome set
of teeth that will cost vou only $8. There
are sets exposed for $5, but the teeth sold
for $8 will compare with the teeth your
grandmother or grandfather paid $S0 for.
In the Philadelphia Dental Booms the at
tendance is as prompt as is consistent with
first-class work. The assistants possess ex
perience, and such a? require their services,
whether it be for the purpose of having
teeth extracted, cleaned or filled will receive
all the attention the case merits, and have
the satisfaction of knowing that they have
had the advantage of the best judgment in
the profession. The arrangement and
methods of this establishment are upon a
scale that enables Dr. Taft to guarantee sat
isfaction to people living at a distance. If
their time is limited they can be fitted with
new teeth in a day less time. The instances
where people visit the Philadelphia Dental
Booms in the morning and,retnrn home in
the evening with new teeth are by no means
'Whereas, Through an inscrutable dispen
sation of Providence Felix Kretzschmar has
been suddenly called away by death; there
fore, Besolved, That we, his fellow workmen,
in meeting assembled, hereby exp'ress our
sincere sorrow at his untimely and unex
pected demise, and extend our sympathv
and condolence to his bereaved family and
Besolved, That in his sudden removal we
are forcibly reminded of the uncertainty of
life and the certainty of death, and should
take to heart the admonition, "Be ye also
Besolved, That we attend the funeral of
our departed friend and brother in a body.
Besolved, That the Secretary be requested
to engross a copy of these resolutions and
transmit the same to the family of the de
ceased. TATLOR fc DEAN'S,
Mrs. John Sherwood Talks Entertain
ingly of the Yankee Paradise.
A PLEASANT CITY TO BESIDE IN.
Compared With the Modern
A GOOD REPUTATION IS DAKGER0US
203 and 203 DInrket Street,
Is headquarters for adjustable window
screens, which will fit any window. Price
from 30c to 50c each. Also for fencing of
every description. . eod
Henrr TerheydA, the Jeweler, of 530
Has just received a fresh invoice of those
beautiful on vx clocks. There are also a
few of those diamonds advertised last week
which remain over that he will close out at
a positive bargain. Those who contemplate
making purchases in the jewelry line would
do well to call and see his large and varied
stock of goods and extremely low prices.
A Happy Thontht.
"Economy leads to wealth." It just oc
curs to me that to exercise proper economy
in dress one should have Dickson, the
Tailor, of 65 Fifth ave., cor. "Wood st.,
second floor, put their worn clothes in
good shape tor the summer, and thus save
the expense of buying a new suit. Tele
phone 1558. 'Give him a trial, and you
win not regret it.
Fob a finely cut, neat-fitting suit leave
your order with "Walter Anderson, 700
Smithfield street, whose stock of English
suitings and Scotch tweeds is the finest in
the market; imported exclusively for his
500 Engravings Given Away Free, Free,
One 22x28 engraving given with every
purchase at Treganowan's picture store.
Picture frames, ngravines. etchings, etc.
Life size crayon portraits, 25x30, for 86 00.
How is your time, improve it. 152 Wylie
What the Bakers Say.
There is an old saying that the proof of
the pndding lies in the eating. The best
proofof the excellence of the famous "Iron
City Brand" of flour, made bv "Whitmyre &
Co., the sterling millers, lies in the fact that
the bakers of Allegheny conntv .are gradu
ally adopting its nse on account of its solid
qualities. Give it a trial.
Jollity is going to be increased at the
home entertainments of the wealthy, if a
Vanderbilt example is to be followed. "Sot
long ago Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt received
the Thursday Evening Club at her mansion.
It was a large and fine gathering, and the
things done for amusement included danc
ing and some brief performances by profes
sional and amateur musicians. But the ab
solutely new feature was in the way that
the champagne was served out. A table
was set in a spacious alcove under the
grand staircase, and on it stood open
pitchers of the wine. There was no popoing
of corks, nor a sight of bottles at all, and
all the sparkling foam had died away from
the surface of the beverage.
If that had been done by you or me the
company would have Raid that we had
spoiled the champagne, but nobody ques
tions the stylishness of a thing that Vander
bilts do, and so the guests drank their wine
without froth, satisfied that it was palata
ble. It is an imported English custom, I
am told, and if.it prevails during the sum
mer increased hilarity will ensue, because
it looks seemlier to drink a whole tumbler
full of uneffervesceut fluid from a pitcher
than to be equally free with the still foam
ing output of a champagne bottle.
A LITTLE TOO PBESIATOBE.
Do you ever wonder who and what the
man is who. as a clean-shaven and white-
aproned waiter in a swell restaurant opens-
uie wine lor vou. ana serves your table gen
erally? -Well, the other night at a theater
I had a chance to see a waiter off duty. He
was not in the gallery, nor in the family
circle, nor yet In the parquet, but was
seated In a proscenium box. It is true that
Camion Don't Bar Tickets
Entitling you to a dozen cab. photo. s and a
large picture for a certain price, but go to
Pearson, the reliable photographer, who
will give you more for your money than any
of these tickets will entitle you to. Don't
be taken in but go where you are sure of
getting the value of your money.
FLAJvNELS A very attractive assort
ment of French, Scotch and fine American
flannels in stripes, checks and figures for
gowns, tennis, blouse waists, skirting, etc,
all prices from 25c to $1 per yd.
irwrsu Huous & Hacks.
Dabbs, the well-known photographer,
has 36 different views of the Johnstown dis
aster, and they are likely the most compre
hensive of any that have been taken. Nine
different views ware taken on Sunday.
Imported, Key "West snddomestie cigars
by the box, at lowest prices.
wit, J. Fbidat,
tvfsu 633 Smithfield street.
La Matecde Imported Cigars from 210
to 540 per 100.
Q. "W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth Ave.
F. & V. Pilsner Beer.
This celebrated brand of Frauenheim &
Yilsack's make is on draught at all first
class bars. .-, ttssu
Elegant cabinet photos, any style, SI 50
per doz. Panel picture with each doz. cabi
nets. Lees' Populab Gallebt, 10 and 12
Sixth it. sumwt
Until September 1, 12 cabinets of chil
dren, SI per dozen, at Aufrecht'i Elite Gal
lery, 516 Market st, Pittsburg. Elevator.
Botal awnings, extra heavy, at Mamaux
& Son's. 537tend 539 Penn ave.
COKBXSPOXDXXCX OF THE DISPATCH.?
Pabis, May 27. Thousands of my coun
trymen and countrywomen are preparing to
come this city in order to see the wonderful
exhibition. It may be interesting to them,
therefore, to learn something ot the Paris
American colony, past and present. Hence
I have always wished that Mr. McLane
would add to his other great services to his
country, that of writing the history of the
American Colony in Paris. "Who could do it
so well? And what a romantic, historic, prac
tical and interesting essay it would be.
Having heard General Dix and the Hon.
John Bigelow talk of it; having listened to
the interesting reminiscences of the Hon.
B. E. Hitt, who lived several years in Pans
as the whilom Secretary of Legation;
having read history and memoirs, this frag
mentary data has led me, in my turn, to at
tempt to say a word of the colony.
It is quite certain that the American col
ony in Paris has always been most import
ant, most noticeable, and most respectable.
"We have never colonized elsewhere as in
Paris. To be sure Florence and Borne have
shown respectable contingents, but Paris is
a s-mi-American city. "I don't know which
is colony and which is Paris," said a wit of
the time of the second Empire.
"We have not colonized in London, in
spite of that erruption of American beauty
which has made Punch so angry. The car
rying off of British husbands may be con
sidered in the light of a predatory warfare
after which the conquerors have calmly sat
down to enjoy the fruits of victory, and to
divide the spoils. Although there were
50,000 Americans in London at the time ot
the Jubilee, as Minister Phelps acknowl
edged with a deep sigh, very few remained
to live there. The climate and the people
are less congenial to the offshoots of the
Anglo-Saxon than the climate and people
of Paris. It is as if we had inherited only
the Gallic traits of the Korman, and as if
the Saxon element bad been left out alto
gether irom our American blood.
We began well in Paris. "We began with
Gouverneur Morris and Benjamin Frank
lin. The first was the "pieux chevalier" of
the Bevolution. A gay, gallant, handsome
man, who became immediately a favorite
at court. Gouverneur Morris did not need
to learn his graces in Paris; he brought
tbem with him. He was a one-legged man,
but his remaining leg was so well formed,
that, neatly dressed in knee breeches and
silk stockings, it gained many a compliment
from the fair dames of Versailles. In his
memoirs, just published by his accomplished
grand-daughter, we learn very much of the
boudoir history of France, and we are afraid
that she burned up much that we should
have liked also to hear.
Benjamin Franklin was, we are told now,
a good deal of an old humbug as to his
Quaker morality and Poor Bichard maxims.
It is said that he kept Mrs. Franklin and
Sally on short commons in Philadelphia,
while he was enjoying the good dinners of
France. He refused Sally her "yellow lace
raffles," and writes her that his are old and
dirty, a piece of meanness for which no
woman will ever forgive him. "When the
ladies at Versailles crowned him with roses,
no doubt the old philosopher knew what he
was about, and had a very clean ruffle.
THE GEXEBOUS AMERICAN;
Let us here add, to the eternal glory of J
never made Franklin his model. It is he
who stays at home while sending Mrs.
Franklin and Sally to Paris, where they
buy as many lace ruffles as they wish. The
use which the modern-husband makes of
that electric spark, which Franklin drew
down from the skies, is to telegraph to his
wife that her credit at Munroe's has been so
reinforced, that she can never, never, never
overaraw it. .excellent man)
Tom Appleton's witticism that good Bos
tonians when they died wished to go to
Paris, was founded on an intimate knowl
edge of his country people. Life has so
many attractions in Paris that one would
rather linger in the Champs-Elysees than go
to those other elysian fields ot which the
poets speak. The late Mr. Delmold, & very
witty and conspicuous member of the Amer
ican colony, once said he wanted to go home
to die. A friend asked "Why?" "Oh,"
he answered, "there is nothing else to do
there." "Yes," continued the friend, "it is
rather a lonely, sad thing to die in Paris."
"I imagine it is a lonely, sad thing to die
anywhere," responded Mr. Delmold.
In this conversation we see the one
That universal homesickness which seizes
us in a foreign land has its roots deep in our
common nature. We all lose a certain con
sequence which is dear to us when we pull
up our roots from the soil which has nour
ished us to give up that most sacred tie of
country and home and lineage. We become
exiles, and exile is a sad word. If we have
good characters, we have earned them at
home; if we are worthy of respect, it is at
home that we have won the right to be re
spected; therefore we lose something, even
in Paris, as colonists.
A HEALTHY TVBAP.
It is, however, a curious revelation of the
sympathy between the American mind and
the French, that in Paris Americans con
tinue to make homes. They "settle down,"
they lire there, they have their churches,
their charities, they are wholly undisturbed
by political changes. Like Kirby, the old
actor, who used to wrap himself in the
American flag, and die nightly on the stage,
on being congratulated on his constant re
vival, he remarked, 'T guess the stars and
stripes as a drapery is healthv." So the
American, wrapping himself in his national
colors, laughs at emeutes, coups d'etat, and
revolutions, rightly considering that Paris
will mend of itself, like the Corliss en pine.
and that it is not alone a city, but one of the
great forces of nature, one of the things
wnicn can oe seen irom tne moon, it is in
dependent of governments.
The American colony here has one excel
lent reputation; it pays its debts. All the
dressmakers are anxious to trust the Ameri
can ladies. "They always pay sometime,"
says one of them. We have too good a repu-'
tation in this respect. Our national solvency
has given us a dangerous credit in Paris.
The American home in Paris has all the
Parisian grace and comforts besides. The
rooms are warmer, there are more rugs on
the floors than in a French apartment, and,
above all we have given them that vision of
Oriental luxury,' the Boston rocking chair.
JiS jur. Xjvcrcib uacu tu bay, ju Xlisane State
ly manner, that Columbus stopped with his
little boy at the gate of the convent at Palos
to beg a crust of bread; but that we, in re
ceiving the crowd of emigrants Irom Europe,
had repaid that act of hospitality from the
Old World to the discoverer of the New
World so we, Puritan New Englanders,
coming to Pans for its elegance, its luxuri
ance of toilet, its succulent good chickens,
its marvelous cookery, its art, science and
perfect civilization, have tried to pay our
debt by giving France the Boston rocking
chairl 'it is something to be proud of.
AN AMERICAN PBIHCE.
Colonel Thorn was the first American col
onist who began to live like a prince in this
city. He set the example to a host of fol
lower!. Our grandfathers, coming labor
iously to Paris in a ship which took six
weeks for the passage, used to return home
and tell us of the handsome Colonel, his
beau ti ml daughters, the Princes of the
House of Orleans, who were his guests, etc.
One of his daughters became a Lady in
Waiting to the Empress Eugenie.
The beautiful daughters of Dr. Valentine
Mott, afterward Mrs. Van Buren and Mrs.
Isaac Bell, made the American name famous
for that beauty which has continued to hold
sway. Mrs. "Lily" Moulton and Mrs.
Ronalds skated themselves into the favor of
the Emperor, who reversed the cruelty with
which his great-uncle, Napoleon L, treated
The fair daughters of Mr. Beckwith, with
their marvelous complexions, made an en
during record of loveliness.
It would be impossible to speak of all the
fine women and brave men who have made
the American colony famous, of thoserc
tired scholars and wandering diplomatists
who have played their part in the world's
pageant, ail of whom have enriched the
colony with their presence. Nor can I
even enumerate the opulent of all our Amer
ican cities who make this city their home
for at least a part of the year. Of course
this has led to many intermarriages, so that
a crowd of young French nobles now boast
of American mothers, who have given them
good cooks, a plentiful purse and the En
To those Americans who found that 20
years ago Paris was a good city to econo
mize in the change in prices is a woelul
misfortune. Bents, provisions, and serv
ants' wages are all twice what they were
once. Servants are less faithful, less re
spectful. Xiite in Paris is beginning to
have some of the domestio tribulations
which it has always enjoyed in New Tork.
But still, living here is cheaper and easier
than in any American city.
A CLEANLY CITY.
And Paris is so clean. To the New
Yorker, accustomed to the intolerable dirt
of the metropolis, the pavement ot the
Champs Elysees seems fit to eat one's dinner
oft of. One may drive a whole day in Paris
nor see a piece of brown paper in the streets.
The visitors' eyes are not assailed by dust
or dirt; his comfort is attended to in every
respect. If the Bostonian who, in Beacon
street, has a serene conscience that every
body knows who he is, learns that in the
Boulevard des Italiens, he -gains amuse
ment and "distraction" and luxury; if the
Philadelphian is less, allied to the Declara
tion of Independence in the Bue de Eivoli
than in Bittenhouse square, he revels in a
view which Philadelphia cannot give him,
and if the New Yorker, who has less to lose
than any of them, for all New Yorkers are
carpet-baggers, if he gives up his Wall
street, his Trinity Church, his position as
one of the "400" he gladly mingles in the
uuman stream oi fans. -n.e is nappy iu
spite of himself, for as Julius Csesar says in
his "Commentaries": I reached a place
called Lutetia, where there are mud baths,
where the air is delicate, and it makes the
people gay and laughter-loving." That was
Paris, and that subtle jet of gas is playing
still; it bursts forth with uncommon
splendor in the fountains of the Place de la
Concorde, and it illuminates with its cheer
ful properties the most bumble quarter of
the great city. Such are the reasons why
there has always been, is now and ever will
be, an American colony in Paris.
To the colony and to all Americans, the
present moment of the Exposition is one of
deep interest, we can lorgiveold Drank
lin his lack oi paternal generosity when we
see the two flags flying together from yonder
watchtower, for the old philosopher, in spite
of his lapse of virtue, was a diplomatist
We shall not insult a noble profession if we
say perhaps because of that lapse. He never
forgot what he was about. To his constant
intercession we see the interest felt by
France in our early struggle for freedom.
It was he who inspired Lafayette. If he
made love to a pretty maid of honor, he
still took care of the business of his country.
In a word, he was a model member of the
American colony, its founder in fact.
A FLYING CONTINGENT.
The American olonv keens up a living
battery: the summer visitors who cross the
Atlantic ferry twice a year. This contin-
ent is the joy of the hotels and the provi
ence ot shop-keepers, and it brings new
blood to the old colony. Many American
women come to Paris simply to get their
summer clothes. It is cheaper than staying
at home and paying New York shop-keepers
their exorbitant prices. What a pity
that when they are at the Bon Marche, they"
do not go to see the antiquities of Paris, a
city so full of interest, especially to Ameri
cans. How can they leave it out? There is
a life work of interest in the unvisited
Paris, which all who remember 1789. should
keep in mind. The new arrivals should
imitate the old residents and study their
Paris. Then the two divisions of the
colony would stand on a more equal foot
ing. Those who come to buy would then
resemble those who have come to stay.
The American colony is full of art students
who have profited by the severe and ac
curate teaching of the French schools of
art. How indignant have been these foster
children of artistic Paris at that unwise leg
islation of ours which would put an embargo
on foreign works of art They remember
but too keenly, the noble generosity of their
French masters. This is still one of the
burning topics of conversation in all the art
circles of this Paris American colony.
As for the schools of law, medicine,
science in all its branches, the neat, defined,
exquisitely accurate French mind, has been
of incalculable value to all students, and
especially to Americans; lor our intellects
are like our scenery, broad, large, inco
herent, unformulated, undefined, lacking
outline ana aenniteness; we need that severe
French training to curb on exuberance, and
toteacnus to use our power. Niagara is a
great thing, but what engineering it requires
to teach it to turn a water wheel? These
scientific students, too, form an important
part ot the colony.
The French have treated their American
visitors so well that they keep coming and
keep staying. It will be an interesting
question if ever the American beoomes a
French citizen, and a French politician)
What then? The American colony will
have become a French colony.
M. E. W. Shebwood.
Steel Bapidly Superseding Iron in
fiailroad and Ship-Building.
IMITATION BLOOD 0RAHGES.
The Potent Influence of Sunlight Upon the
SCIENTIFIC AKD INDUSTRIAL NOTES
That Allcock's Porous Pla'sters are the high
est result of medical science and skill, and in
ingredients and method have never been
That they are the original and genuine por
ous plasters upon whose reputation imitators
That Allcock's Porous Plasters never fail to
perform their remedial work quickly and effec
tually. That for weak back, rheumatism, sciatica,
colds, lung trouble kidney difficulties, malaria,
dyspepsia, liver and stomach affections, strains
and all local pains thy areinvalnable.
That when you buy Allcock's Porous Plasters
you obtain the best plasters made.
Open To -Morrow.
I desire to inform my friends, patrons, and
the pnblic that I will reopen my place of
business at 612 Penn avenue to-morrow.
For the next 30 days I will sell goods at
prices never heard of, and quote a few of
the following reductions:
Kid gloves that were $1 00 for 60c.
Kid gloves that were $1 25 for 76c.
Kid gloves that were 51 60 for $1 00.
A reduction of from 25c to 51 00 on every
corset All other goods at about half price.
Call at once and secure bargains.
F. Schoenthal, 612 Penn ave.
Imported Sherry Wines.
Pemartni, 184 'Reserve $2 00
Solera Cabinet, 1660 1 60
.tnne uid Harmony 1 25
VinodePatto 1 00
Full quarts, gallon or case.
Wm. J. Fbidat, 633 Smithfield st
Jebsets We call special attention to
the elegant line of jerseys we are now show
ing, all the latest stripes and colors, plain,
pleated, smocked and vest trimmed: prices
from Si 60 upward each,
mwfsu , Hugus & Hacke.
Smoke the best. La Perla del Fumar
clear Havana Key West Cigars. Bold 3 for
25c. by Q. W. Schmidt,Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth
rPHEPjLBID TOB TBI DISPATCH.
Headers of The Dispatch who desire
information on subjects relating to indus
trial development and progress in mechani
cal, civil and electrical engineering and the
sciences can have their queries answered
through this column.
The iron rail trade is a thing of the past,
and it looks as if the struggle between iron
and steel in many other industries could
not be appreciably prolonged. It was to
the introduction of iron that we owed the
enormous improvement in. ocean speed "and
with the adventof steel have the sizes of the
Atlantic greyhounds been further increased.
It is a question whether we are nearing the
limit of size and speed for steamers. ,In the
best informed circles the great lengths of
modern steel, steamers are condemned. So
long as safety is kept in sight by the design
ers the great lengths may be an advantage,
but the adequate sub-division of under
water bulkheads and watertight compart
ments do not receive the attention they de
serve. In a large number of steamers a
collision bulkhead near the bow and a bulk
head at the stern is all that is provided, so
that the hull is simply a large shell.
Greater attention will have to be paid to
the further sub-division of the hull into
really watertight compartments, and how
much it would add to the pleasure of cross
ing the Atlantic can easily be imagined if
our ocean racers were so constructed that
there was no one part of the ship which
might be burst in and filled with the sea,
without depriving her of the power to keep
herself afloat and complete the voyage.
Locomotive Ran by Soda.
Four locomotives, to be run by soda,
which takes the place of fire under the
boiler, have been built for service in the
streets of Minneapolis, where steam engines
are forbidden. The engine is about 16 feet
long, entirely boxed in, with no smokstack
or pipes, as there is no exhaust or refuse.
Inside the boiler will be placed five tons of
soda, which, upon being dampened by a jet
of steam, produces an intense heat. In
about six hours the soda is thoroughly
saturated, when the action ceases. A stream
of superheated steam from a stationary
boiler is then forced through the soda, which
drives out the moisture, and the soda is
ready for use again. The exhaust steam
from the cylinders is used to saturate the
soda, and by this means all refuse is used.
These engines are the first of their kind that
have been built in this country. They are
said to have the same power as those used
on the New York elevated railroads. Soda
engines are used in Berlin and other
European cities, and they also traverse the
St. Gothard tunnel, under the Alps, where
sufficient ventilation cannot be had to carry
off the noxious gases which would be gener
ated by a steam engine.
Effect of Snnllcht on Health.
The potent of influence of sunlight upon
health can hardly be exaggerated. Dr.
Weir Mitchell, in his interesting researches
of snake poisons, found that the poison of
the deadly cobra, if exposed to sunlight for
a brief time, became harmless. Prof., Hux
ley has shown yeast Increases indefinitely in
volume amid darkness and damp, while in
sunlight just the reverse is the case. Sun
less houses are the natural creators of sick
ness. The prevalence of goitre in Siberia,
which attacks 12 and often 25 per cent of
the people in some villages, is as
cribed to the accumulation of filth in deep
narrow valleys and the habit of Russian
peasants of keeping their houses tightly
closed. Free access of light flavors nutri
tion and regularity of development, and
contributes to beautify the countenance;
while deficiency of light is usually charac
terized br ugliness, rickets and deformitv.
and is a fruitful source of scrofula and con
sumption in any climate. It is probable
that one of the chief benefits derived by in
valids from a winter sojonrn at Alpine or
tropical resorts is due to the larger amount
of sunlight enjoyed.
Antlqnlty of Crackers.
Very few consumers of wheaten products
are aware of the fact that crackers are the
oldest form of bread. Fragments of unfer
mented cakes were discovered in the Swiss
lake dwellings, which belong to the Neo
lithic age, an age dating back far beyond
the received age of the world. Although
mis ruue lorm oi Dread was early discarded
for the fermented variety, yet in this, as in
many other matters, it was found con
venient to return to a discarded and appar
ently valueless process. Thin 'unfermented
cakes were found to possess merits for
special purposes. They would keep good
for a great length of time, and they were
convenient to carry, and thus afforded
wholesome and nutritious food in a portable
and convenient form. The simplicity ot
their making and baking was also a point
in their favor.
The supply of blood oranges in Paris a year
ago seemed to be enormous, and the question
arose whether common plain oranges were
not colored by artificial means. On sub
mitting a "blood" orange to an analytical
ch'emist, it was discovered that aniline red
had been injected with a small syringe.
A French chemist has produced an artifi
cial silk by the chemical treatment of cellu
lose. He obtains a thread which resembles
silk very closely, and is equally strong and
elastic. It is not attacked by water, cold
or warm, nor by the acids and alkalies mod
erately concentrated. A great drawback to
this silk is that it is extremely inflamma
ble, but it is possible that by a change in
treatment it may be rendered less combusti
ble. If this is done the new textile fabric
will be of the greatest value.
Paper From Sognr Cane.
It has beeij discovered that paper of the
best quality can be manufactured by easy
chemical and mechanical processes from the
fibre of the sugar cane, a fact of no little
importance to producers of the latter, when
taken in connection with the steady decline
in the value of sugar, owing to overproduc
tion on the one hand and the ever-increasing
demand for paper on thfuother.
Bromide of Gold a a Medicine.
Dr. Goubert recommends to the Paris
Academy of Medicine the employment of
bromide of gold in the treatment of epilepsy
and of different forms of migraine. The
remedy, according to M. Goubert, has a
long-lasting action, epileptics, after taking
it, sometimes going several years without a
return of their complaint
Odor Prevention In Cooklpc.
An ingenions device for preventing the
odor of cooking from escaping into a room
has been patented. The invention is of the
simplest possible desenption, and consists
of a hood with folded sides or leaves, which
covers the sides of the stove. The odor
passes into the hood, and is carried directly
Into the chimney.
Castings Without Sand.
It is stated that a patent has been taken
ont to abolish sand in casting pipes. Pipes
are cast "in superheated steam or gas
jacketed metal molds." and said to have
many excellent qualities. Beyond not
being porous, the pipes are uniform, sound
and true, as if turned or bored by a lathe.
SHORT TALKS ON STORE TOPICS.
Expectations More Than Realized Quick Answers to
Our Truthful Advertisements Grand f Jontinua-
tion of Our Great Forced Sale, Fiegun
So Auspiciously LastWeek.,
MATCHLESS MILLINERY AT M0W-SAVUG PBICES.,
Imported Port Wines.
Old London Dock 92 00
Burgundy 1 60
Coctburn's ,. 1 00
Full quarts, case or gallon.
Wm. J. Fbidat, 633 Smithfield street
Natural mineral Waters.
Apollinaris Water, quarts and pints.
Tauus Water, quarts.
Nieder Selser, quarts.
Congress Water, quarts and pints. 1
Ha thorn Waters, pints.
G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth ave.
Until September 1, 12 cabinets of chil
dren, 51 per dozen, at Aufrecht's Elite Gal
lery, 616 Market st., Pittsburg. Elevator.
Florentine awnings at Mamaux &
Son's, 637 and 639 Penn ave.
Fikest black dollar milanese silk gloves
reduced to 60c. Eosenbaum & Co.
All Tired Out from the depressing effect of
the changing season, or by hard work and
worry you need the toninc, building up,
nerve-strengthening effect of Hood's Sarsapa
rillarto give you afeeling of health and strength
acaifa. it purifies the blood, cures biliousness
dyspepsia, headache, etc.
Hood's Sarsaosrilla is sold by all druggists.
Uj.sixforK. Prepared by C. L HOOD k CO.,
Lowell, Mass. Be sure to get Hood's.
Latcas the season is, you'll find no dwindled stock to
select from here. We're doing something that would give
other Milliners a fright. We're inventing new styles and
making up fresh supplies. We know we'll need them. As
fast as buyers carry Hats and Bonjiets off the workrooms
still turn in new. The latest Sumrf ier Hats the "Lehman"
Hat styles you've been lookingj for- and missed seeing
until, now. You'll hear of fine Lace Hats every whip
stitch of other Milliners advertising. Here you'll find the.
Lace Hats in all the reality of fineness. 'An abundant sup
ply and prices cut in half.
Silk Department Unparalleled Values.
3,000 yards heavy All-Silk Surahs, In all the leading colors. 4Icrwaal price. 65c
2.500 jards the Standard Iron Frame Grenadiru) at one half original coit or importation.
New invoice of Black and Colored Faille Frar.calse. rare value, 89c. worth $1 50
Our stock of Printed India Sdks is too large for this season of the year. They must be sold.
Prices cut in two.
Colored Drtjaa Goods.
New Department. Stock all new"and fresh.
We are showing a very choioe line of Colored. Henriettas, In all the latest colorinzs, 25c
200 pieces Illuminated Mohairs, 42 Inches wide, a. very popular cloth, beautiful ranee of col
ors, 39c: usual price 50c
125 pieces Mohair Lustrines. This line comprises a very choice selection of shadings- U
inches wide, and a spleodld value, at 63c uui., n
' ?2 P'eces Persian CnallK in very effectivojaesljns and rich coloring, double width. 23c
600 pieces doable width Tongietta Cloth, In plain, stripes and checks. Would be chesi at
30c; onr price 15c
800 pieces beautiful Challis large assortment to select from at one-half the price of other
Two Jersey Bargains That Win Sell on Sight.
.. .PiS1 BraId Ribboned Jerseys, finest Cashmere, in spring shades. Also tallor-boond Jerseys
at Si 99; worth more than double.
Silk Smocked Jersevs. Tailor Coat-back, Vest-front Jerseys. Pretty Puffed and Pleated
Blouse Jerseys all to goat Jl 09; worth from J3 50 to $3.
Captivating value our Ladies' Irish Peasant Cloaks, all colors, 17 49.
1,000 boxes grand quality Writing Paper at 9c
J.0O boxes Writing Paper, A No. 1 quality, at 12c Others at 15c, o and 25o per box.
1,000 pounds extra quality Writing Paper, stationers' price 35o per pound, 100 sheets to t&a
pound, our price 15c .
100 Envelopes, extra quality, for 15c
Special Parasol Bargains. . '
1,000 Parasols, elegant designs and colors, worth from tl 25 to 12, your pick from Monday
til the entire lot is sold, at 75c each. J
Gloves and Mitts.
250 dozen extra quality Ladles' pure Silk Mitts at 21c a pair.
2o0 dozen Ladlev purn Silk Gloves down to 25c a pair.
150 dozen Children's pure Silk Mitts at 12Kc a pair.
150 dozen Children's extra quality pure Silk Mitts at 24o a pair.
Corsets Perfeot Fitting and Reliable Makes.
Ladles' English Sateen Corsets, all colors, at 49c
The celebrated B. A G. at 75c, 81. Jl 25 and SI 69.
The C. B. Coutil at SI 25, and the C. B. Satin, all colors, SI 75.
The P. D., in all colors, at S3 39.
The C. P. Mascot at SI 75. and the C. P. Coutil at S3 49.
Thompson's Glove-Fitting, Madam Mara's, Dr. Ball's, The Bilva, etc
Out Prices in Hosiery.
Ladles' Balbriggan Hose, full regular made, at 12o a pair.
Ladles' fast black and solid colors at 19c a pair.
All the latest novelties in stripes and solid colors down to 35o a pair.
Men's French Mixed Socks, full regular made, now 12o a pair.
Men's fancy striped Hose, full regular made, down to 19c a pair.
Children's fast black, full regular made Hose, at 12c a pair. '
Prettily embroidered Caps, with embruldered bow, at 25a.
Tucked, embroidered and lao Caps, 25c up.
Button crown white Marseille Hats at Sic
Children's white Son Bonnets at 24c
15,000 New Novels Jost Received. "
Tour pick at So each (in Basement).
Special Offerings In Housefurnlshings.
Large size Bread Pans, 10c
14-quart Dish Pan, all one piece, 20c . i
2-quart Buckets, 8c
12-quart Galvanized Water Bucket, Mc
Large size Fry Pan. 13c
Roasting Pans, 12x17. 16c
Large copper bottom Tea Kettle, 40c
Ladles, pierced and plain, 6c
Skimmers, pierced and plain, 6c
6-qnart enamel-lined Kettles, 45c '
90-foot Clothes Line, 23c
In Our China and Glass Department
Gold Band China Cup and Sancer, 10c
Fancy decorated Tea Plates, SI dozen.
Water Tumblers ror 3c each.
Berry Dishes, large slse, 10c each.
Berry Saucers, 8c each.
ThooEbt of the Dying.
A French scientist affirms that a dying
person in his last moments thinks of the
chief events of his life. Persons resusci
tated from drowning, epileptics with grave
attacks, persons dying and already uncon
scious, but momentarily brought back to
consciousness by ether injections, to utter
their last thoughts, all confirm this remark
able fact. Brown-Seqnard mentions the in
disputable fact that persons who, in conse
quence of grave cerebral affections, have
been paralyzed for years, get back at once,
when dying, their sensibility, mobility and
intelligence. Such facts clearly show that
at the moment of dissolution important
cnanges tace place, reacting upon tne com
position of .the blood and the functions of
Experiments on the Eiffel Tower.
Some very curious electrical experiments
have been made at the top of the Eiffel
tower, and many phenomena new to scien
tists have been brought to light. The at
mosphere at the summit of the tower is free
from all influence of the soil, as would be
the case at the top of a mountain, and the
air is in an extraordinarily active state of
electricity. The tower will, it is said, be the
most perlect conductor of electricity during'
a storm, and all within it will be in a state
of entire immunity against all danger irom
The most artistic and vivid
views of ruined JOHNSTOWN,
and pictures of the broken
SOUTH FORK DAM can only
be had at
"P X PRQ 602 LIBERTY,
JLJjrOLJi. Pittsburg, Pa.
DANZIGER & SHOENBEEG,
Successors to MORRIS H. DANZIGER.
SIXTH STREET AND PENN AVENUE.
In ordinary, medium and finest grades, com
prising Plain White. Granite, Vienna and
French China, flavllland's decorated China,'
as well as Royal Worcester Sets. We have an
assortment of open stock patterns of Dinner
Ware, enabling purchasers to select any num
ber of pieces desired for Dinner Sets.
THE J.. P. SMITH
Lamp, Glass & China CnJ?
935 Penn Avenue.
Bet. Ninth and Tenth Streets.
P. S. 'Tls an oft told tale that we are head
qnarters for "Wedding Gifts. We are nialn
talnlrrg onr reputation. Jefl-wrsn
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
On the beach, sea end of Virginia avenue.
e7-19-3EOD BUCK 4 McULELLAN.
ON THE BEACH.
Ativajjtic Crnr, N. X,
jeS-W EDWIN LIPPINCOTT.
TJirxHi September 1,13 cabinets of chil
dren, tl per dozen, at Aufreoht's Elite Gal
lery, 616 Market st., Pittsburg. Elevator.
Plobentihe awnings at Mamaux &
sou's, 37 and ess Penn ave.
The Eiffel Llcbt.
M. Jamsen, a distinguished member of
the Academy of Sciences, while observing a
beam of light on the top of the Eiffel tower,
from a distance of about five miles, dis
covered that the oxygen band in its spectrum
was similar to the oxygen band in the sun's
rays. As the intervening atmosohere 1mm
the Meudon Observatory to the Eiffel tower
is about as great as the depth of the earth's
atmosphere, it is argued that the apparent
pressure of oxygen in the sun may be due to
the oxygen in the earth's atmosphere.
Imitation Blood Oranges.
Blood oranges, for which a big demand
has already sprung up in New York, prob
ably because there is a big supply, have
long been popular in 'Paris so popular that
suspicion was east on their genuineness.
HOTEL NORMANDIE, ATLANTIC CITY,
Under new management.
T. C. GILLETTE, Pron'r.
my22 Late of Colonnade Hotel, Philada.
T ONGVIEW SCHOOL-FORMERLY HO-
jj in.u Longview win be opened for the
reception ol summer ooaraers oy jury 1, 15&.
For circulars and Information apply to
REV. JOHN G. MULHOLLAND,
CRESSON bPRINGS, PENNA.. MAIN
line Pennsylvania Railroad, on top of
THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Will open June 25. All trains stop at Creston.
For circulars, etc., address
WM. R. DUNHAM, Supt,
my7-DSu Cresson, Cambria Co., Pa.
CAPE MAY, N. J.
OPENS JUNE IS.
Rates, n and U per day. Special rades by tha
week; month or season. Newly painted, re
modeled and Improved; 60,000 expended. New
ran ana amusement room; cnuaren's new
dining, ball and play rooms. Cuisine and ser-
Hotel and Cottages.
Five Miles From Pittsburg,
On Panhandle Railroad.
Idlewood Is the only summer resort that en
ables Pittsburg business men and their families
trt nnlnv All thA nl.unm tst n.tf mnmnrA .
ings, while keeping their business hours with 7S"C3
the same facility as If livlnr In the cltv. I ' wO
(For further information, take a train, Union
ttstlon, aad go out to Idlewood; It Is only 20
minutes' ride. If this is inconvenient, either
call at Loughrey & Sons, US Wood st, Pitts
burg, or write to Idlewood, Allegheny county,
for circular. W. H. JACTKBON.
Jes-au Proprietor, j ap3S-UMa
DILL :-: PARK,
Formerly Lake View,
NORTH EAST, PA.
This beautiful place has been entirely
renovated and refurnished in first-class
order, and will be opened for guests on
MONDAY. JUNE 3. 1839. as a family
summer resorts This hotel Is situated
on the shore of Lake Erie, with a beau
tiful sandy beach, which makes as fine
a place for bathing as the seashore; also
flue fishing. Will have small boats on
the grounds. The place consists of a
fine larm, and it is the intention of
raising everything for table use. Also
have fine herd of cattle, and will make
a specialty of good, pare milk and but
ter. A livery, consisting of Shetland
ponies, for children, and single and
double rigs, on the premises.
" Address all communications to
vice nrst-class. Elegant suits with parlor,
bath and closet. Orchestra of 11 places. Room
nlinn at RT.ASTTTB Rn!TR nnn ,....
CHESTNUT AND ELEVENTH STREET
up to June 14. Dogs not taken.
je7-20 F. THEO. WALTON, Proprietor.
T DILL, Prop,,
On toe Crest ot tls AlWew,
3,000 iFeet Above Tidewater.
Season Opens June 22, 1889.
These famous mountain resorts, situated at
the summit of the Alleghenles, and directly
upon the main Una of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad, htvetho advantage of its through
train service both east and west, and are there
fore readily accessible irom all parts of the
country. All Baltimore and Ohio trains stop
at Deer Park and Oakland dnring the season.
'With due regard for the safety of guests In
case of accident. Are escapes of the most re
cent and approved design have been added to
the hotel buildings at both resorts.
Electric lights have been introduced through
out tho houses and grounds; Turkish and Rus
sian baths and large swimming pools provided
for ladles and gentlemen; suitable grounds for
lawn tennis: bowling alleys and billiard rooms
are here; ftno riding and driving horses are
kept for hire. In short, all the necessary ar
junc t for the comfort, health or pleasure ctf
Rates, 160, ITS and IN a month, according
All communications should ba addresser! to
GEORGE D. DzSHIELDS, Manager BfHtf.
more and Ohio Hotels, Cumberland, ML, si k to
JunelOi after that date, either Seer Par Jbot
Oakland, Garrett county, Md. yml3-88- m