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The Magnificent Sew Gateway to
Allegheny Cemetery is Done.
The Annual Meeting of the Incorporators
Held lesterdaj.
The "beautiful new Penn avenue gateway
of the Allegheny Cemetery was formally
opened to public use yesterday, and the
annual meeting of the Board of Incorpo
rators was held in the raiting-room.
Twenty-tnree of the incorporators were
present and inspected the beautiful monu
ment to architectural art, and expressed
their approbation of the complete success of
the enterprise and satisfaction with
the work done. All joined in say
ing that it is certainly the finest
gateway in America, and some did not
want to put the limit there. The last
touches to the structure were hurried in
order to hare it done in time, and the last
artisan had hardly left before the meeting
commenced. President Charles J. Clarke
read his address and a special report, giv
ing a history of the new gateway on Penn
The Secretary also gave his report, and
the members then discussed the advisability
of supplying the cemetery with city water,
for the lot swners to water plants, etc
"William Thaw first opposed it, and said
that it was unnecessary, and that difficulty
would be had in running the pipes, and
graves would have to be desecrated.
This seemed to be the general sentiment,
and the Board of Managers were advised not
to put in city water or allow hitching posts'
or retiring closets to be erected. The pres
ent board and managers were re-elected
unanimously, as follows:
President, Charles J. Clarke. Managers,
"William Thaw, John Harper. Charles E. Speer,
S-GTiIcCandless, F. 5. Bissell, P. R. Brunot
Secretary and Treasurer, James R. Speer.
It has just been nine years since the
Board of Incorporators first decided to build
the beautilnl monument to art, opened to
the public yesterday. The whole cost, in
cluding architects' fees, was $82,456 09.
Add to this the amount paid for the i
acres of land upon which the gateway
stands, $36,915, would make a total for the
entire improvement of 5119,471 09. The
amonnt appropriated for the purchase of the
property was $40,000, and for the gateway
building 80,000; in all, 5120,000. Thus it
will be seen that the amount expended is
within the appropriation. This has all been
paid, exceptabout $5,000 not yet due.
The corporators still have plenty of sur
plus on band, as is shown in the following
extract from the Treasurer's report:
On June 1, 1SSQ, the assets were. $354,613 98
On June 1, 1SS9, the assets were. 361,697 11
lie Adrian tbelrluh Ieaetie'of America
They Should Poatpooe Their Convention
Until After Parliament Meets.
The Patrick Egan Branch No. 191 of the
American branch of the Irish National League
has received an important circular from Presi
dent Fitzgerald. It Is .dated Lincoln. Neb
June 4, and tbe substance is appended. It Is
addressed to the officers and members of the
National League of America:
The National Convention called for the Sth and
10th or July at Philadelphia is postponed until
after the present session of the British Parlia
ment, In compliance wltb the cabled advice of Mr.
I have for some time past been in correspond
ence with Mr. Parnell and other Irish leaders,
urging that Sir. l'arnell and some of his ablest
colleagues should attend the Philadelphia Con
vention on the dates name a above, bnt the replies
did not enconrage the hope that we should have
an Irish delegation at the convention. Finally 1
cabled William O'Brien on the I7th of Alay, as fol
lows: "Urge necessity sending delegation to Phila
delphia convention, 9th of July, your presence
with Protestant Nationalists would have very
beneficial effect. Answer.
"John- Fitzgerald."
On the moraine or May 28, 1 received the follow
ing cable:
"John Fitzgerald O'Brien has shown me your
telegram. I strongly advise postpone convention
nntll alter session of Parliament. Pabkxll."
(The names of tbe executive officers who favor
compliance with Air. Parncll's wishes are given.)
I very much regret the Inconvenience caused to
the Irishmen of Philadelphia by this postpone
ment, and nnr expense caused thereby will be
paid bv the national treasurer. 1 feel sure their
patriotism wlr recognize the wisdom of being
governed" by Mr. Parnell, and of avoiding any
action that might be construed as a revolt against
bis leadership. A postponement of a similar
nature, and for exactly the same reason, took
place in January, 1S9S, at which time a convention
to have been held in Chicago was postponed at
the cabled request or Mr. Parnell, until after the
close of the British Parliament: then about to as
semble, and did not convene nntll August or the
same year.
I was at once convinced that Mr. Parnell must
have had strong reasons for cabling the above
request, which bv every loyal memberot the League
buouiq dc aecepiea as a commanu. in oracr to
have the fullest expression of opinion on the sub
ject from the officers anduembers of the National
Jzecuth e Committee of the League, the .National
becretary sent the following telegram to each offi
cer auu mem uer 01 me committee:
Rarer Because of Pictures Drawn by
One Well-Known Pilgrim.
The Popular Priest Tells of What He and
Other Pittsburgers Saw.
"Parnell cables stronrlv advise nostnone con
vention until alter session of Parliament. What
statement that tbe costnoncment of the
convention Is in any way connected with the
abominable murder of Dr. Cronln is entirely
false: the sole and all-sumcltnt reason for Mr.
Parnell's request Is, that an opportunity maybe
given the Irish leaders to attend the convention
wlthont absenting themselves from their parlia
mentary duties at the present critical time. A
little patience Is all that is asked from tbe Irish
men of Philadelphia. The Irish .National League
of America was founded to aid and not to thwart
the recognized leader of the Irish people. Oppo
sition to his plans at the present time would be
next to treason to tbe Irish cause, and I am conn
dent that no matter at what sacrifice, the post
ponement of the convention at Mr. Parnell's de
sire until after the session of Parliament will meet
with the unqualified approval or every right
thinking friend or Ireland.
Jonx Fitzgerald.
President I. J. L. A.
. Iter. Father M. Carroll, pastor of St.
Andrew's Church, Allegheny, and his sis
ter Anna, are emected home soon from
their long pilgrimage to the Holy Land, in
company with the large party of pilgrims
who left this country last February. He
did not return with the third section of the
party, which arrived last .Friday week
in Hew York, but lingered awhile
in the .Emerald Isle. A short time
since, the Sisters in the Convent
of St. Andrew' Church received a long
letter from Father Carroll giving a history
of his pilgrimage from the time he sailed
from Constantinople for Athens and the
classic land of Greece. The letter is replete
with interesting data, incidents and de
scriptions of the different places visited.
Following is a. copy of it, with the excep
tion of personal mention and a few things
with which the general public are already
familiar It is dated Constantinople, Hay
20, and is as follows:
Our programme said we were to arrive at
Rome March li, spendin;
who has the misfortune to -kill tine of them
lays himself open to a heavy fine and Imprison
ment. It Is your lookout not to hurt them.
The dogx seem to understand this and act as
if they were masters ot tbe situation.
I think I have spun this yarn out lone enough
and will end here, with nest wishes for all
friends and Inquirers. Respectfully yonrs,ln
Christ, M. Cabeoll. "
Showing thatthe surplus has been de
creased only. 19,916 55
"With this snrplus they propose to make
still greater improvements; bnt what those
will be has not yet been decided.
The interior of the gateway, which has
hitherto been shut from public view, is even
more beautiful and novel in its design than
the exterior. The floor of the reception
room is in mosaics, with a pretty border.
The windows are of an extra quality and
Tery beautituL The walls are yet to be
toned up with richer colors.
The chief pet of the incorporators has been
the iron gateway leading under the archway
of the crate house, and it wns mud Tin?r
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special contract, it, together with the extra
John T. McKennan Expires In His Drnc
Store Without Warning.'
Mr. John I. McKennan, proprietor of
the drug store So. 431 Market street, was
noticed, at 2.20 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
to sink suddenly to the floor, and as he did
not rise, his employes rushed to him and
found that he was dead. He was a man of
active bodily habit, and noted for his cheer
ful disposition.
Mr. McKennan had been selected as a pall
bearer at the funeral ofuthelate Colonel
James B. Morgan, which took place yester
day afternoon. He left the store shortly
after noon, but soon returned and com
plained to "William Martsolf, his chief
clerk, that he believed he was going to die.
Dr. T. M. T. McEennan, a nephew, and Dr.
James McCann were summoned, but five
minutes after their arrival Mr. McKenna
was dead. He had been troubled with
heart disease for years and his nephew says
this caused his death. About a year ago a
son, named William, dropped deaa on
"Wood street from the same cause.
Mr. McKennan was a native of Washing-
cost of the mosaic floor and extra quality of ton county and a brother of judge McKen
glas.8 in the windows, cost $4,093 75. It is nan, of the United States Circuit Court He
Tery beautiful in design a fitting gate to graduated at Jefferson College about 1853
swing Deiore so oeautitul an entrance.
The following is President Clarke's ad
dress: To the Incorpprators of Allegheny Cemetery:
Genti.emk Our charter requires that at
this, our annual meetlnjr of corporators, a re
port should be made to yon of the condition of
the trust held Jjy the Board of Directors, which
is now herewith submitted. Aside from the
usual routine business transacted by the board
at our monthly meetings, the principal thine
that has received our attention has been the
construction of tbe new gateway on Penn ave
nue, of which a foil historical account is sub
mitted in a tpecial report.
On July 31, 1S8S. we made a contract with the
Citizens' Traction Company, in which we al
lowed them to invade our territory in front of
the Butler street entrance with a loop or turn
for their road. The consideration for this
grant was that they construct an asphalt pave
ment in front of our gateway at an expense of
10,000 (which has been done), and that a
police force be maintained at their
expense from April 1 to November 1
each year from 5 o'clock in tbe morning
until 11 at nisbt. In this connection I might say
that this piece of ground has never been
fenced in, and has heretofore been overrun
with loafers, children and cattle, much to our
annoyance. This has now been abated. This
contract does not allow cars to Btop on our
grouau omy long enougn to take on or put off
passengers. The contract will expire five years
irom July 31, 1SS8. and is herewith submitted.
Our lot holders have erected many beautiful
monuments and tombs dnrine the year at an
estimated cost of about $105,000. There have
been sold 68 lots for which we received $20
SS 50 varying in price from SIOO to SL900 each,
showing a falling off in sales of high-priced
lots. The interments were 9S5 or 32 less than
the previous year. There have been erected 21
monuments. 49 tombs, 278 head and f ootstones.
4 steps and 224 feet of curb.
graduated at Jefferson College about 1853
and came to Pittsburg in 1854, He learned
the drug business in the employ of H. C.
Schwartz, of Allegheny, and then started
into business himself. In 1853 he became a
partner of Mr. George A. Kelly, and subse
quently was one of the firm of McLarren &
McKennan, who did business at the corner
of Fifth avenue and Smithfield street, in
the stand lately occupied by George A.
Splane, deceased, remaining there until the
firm was dissolved, when he began at the
present stand, 431 Market street, 18
years ago. Mr. McKennan was
about 65 years of age. He married Miss
Catherine Arnot, of Philadelphia, about 30
years ago. His wife and six children sur
vive him. Their residence is 6323 Walnut
street, East End. Mr. McKennan'u social
and business acquaintance was very large,
and he was held in high estimation both in
trade and social circles.
The labor and expense account show an in
crease over last year of $3,309 43, being for extra
expenditure in making new road to Penn ave
nue entrance and in grading the grounds about
the same. The severe storms have necessitated
a large amount of labor in repairing the roads.
Our income or receipts from invested capital
(county bonds, mortgages, etc.) amounted to
21,610 OS. or $6,644 51 more than the previous
year. Our total cost ot keeping the cemetery,
including salaries, labor, eta, amounted to
S33,0b0, and amount of work on Jots, founda
tions, interments, receivine vault and plants
was 116,035, leaving a balance or $17,045, which
represents the net cost of maintaining tbe cem
etery one year; sboving that our income from
invested capital amounted to $3,293 67 more
than our expenses, so thattbls snrplns with tbe
amount received for sale of lots ($20,278 60) has
been added to our capital stock.
The greenhouse department, kept np for the
accomodation oi our lot holders, shows a small
profit. .nd beside furnished 154,300 plants used
lor ornamental purposes. The question of
introducing water into the cemetery, shelter
houses, etc, is still under advisement.
nTneaZ?5eenJno.'ieathsm yonr Board of
Directors, or Board of Corporators dnrine the
ES' Bvt5ere,are no 'vacancies to fill in the
latter. It devolves upon this meetine of cor.
porators to elect a president, secretary and
treasurer, and Board of Managers to serve dur
ing the coming year.
All of which is respectfully submitted, by
order of the Board of .Managers.
Charles J. Clarke, President
A Prominent Plttsbureer to Undertake a
Western Journey.
Early this week Mr. W. H. Keech, the
veil known merchant fit this city, will start
upon an extended western tour. His jour-Xsevings-will
take him as far as Colorado
Springs ana Bait jLake City, and will occu
py several weeks time. Mr. Keech will act
as convoy for a pleasant party of friends, in
cluding a number of ladies of this city.
What Are Ton Blowing About?
Are you hot? If so you'd better make a
bee-line to Gusky's, where you can get
feather weight clothing for almost carrying
it away.
Ohio Frio Falls.
The B. & O. E.E.will sell excursion
tickets at rate offl SOior the round trip on
the Fourth of July. Train leave aew depot
at 8 a. m. "
She Will be Amply Provided for by Her Hus
band's Friends.
An adjourned meeting of the friends of
the late John M. Little, composed chiefly of
commercial traveling men, was resumed
yesterday afternoon in the wholesale gro
cers' rooms, Sixth and Liberty.
The main object was to receive the report
of the Treasurer, as to the amount of mone
tary contributions which are to go toward
the erection of a home for the widow and
children at Sewickley. C. H. Kelly oc
cupied the chair; Lon T. Dallmyer, Secre
tary, and C. L McKee, Treasurer. The first
business transacted was the treasurer's re
port of the money received up to date from
friends all over the country of the unfortu
nate "Jack" Little, as he was commonly
known. To itemize the subscrintions nnS
"rname the subscribers would be tedious, bnt
the aggregate amount collected and in the
hands of the treasurer, C. L McKee, is
$2,047 65. Some subscriptions came as far
north as Maine and west as Chicago. Treas
urer McKee said he had been in receipt of
fifty letters at least, which contained the
kind words "if it had been known at the
time that it was Jack, our subscription
would have been double," and many more
complimentary missives, showing the emi
nent popularity of the man.
a. committee was appointed to audit the
accounts of the treasurer, etc., consisting of
Brothers Hazlett, Thornbury and Shannon.
To Celebrate the Fourth.
The members of the Washington Infantry
ar notified to meet at the armory on Thurs
day, July 4, at 8:30 a. m., in full dress uni
form, to proceed to Wilkinsburg, and par
ticipate in the celebration of Independence
A Society Mnn'a Predicament. '
A young man prominent in society circles
is to be tried at the next term of the Crim
inal Court for embezzling something less
than $10,000 from his employer. A true
bill has been found by the grand jury.
Dojt't deceive vourself. The mnlrfiln.
men's $15 suit sa'le at Gusky's will only
continue three days. Secure early choice.
Spend Tour Fourth of July at Ohio Pyle.
Train leaves B. & O. B. R. new depot at
8 A. M.; rate $1 60 for thejound trip.
Good Flshlnc ot Ohio Pyle.
Take the excursion on the Fourth of July;
rate $1 60 for the round trip. Train leaves
B. & O. B. B. new depot at 8 A. M.
It will be money in your pocket if you
attend Gusky's great three-day bargain
sale, commencing to-morrow.
Grrss, revolvers; catalogues free.
J. H. Johnston, 706 Smithfield st.
?Uare'ri?,1rreJl wiU read ?ukys The way fond mothers rushed in their
rautn , i TUKineiri boys and nttea them out with clothes, at
there the time until
March 25, when we were to start for Naples.
This was carried out. April 26, at Naples, we
visited the ruined city of PomneiL April 27
we embarked on an Italian steamer tor Alex
andria, Egypt April 1 (Monday) we arrived
at Alexandria and took the train in the after
noon to Cairo. We remained at Cairo three
days and sailed on Cook's steamer up the Nile
to a landing near
whero we got on donkeys and rode to the
pyramids of SnKkora, which were the ceme
teries of Memphis. Nothing of .Memphis now
remains, except a huge statue lying at the
place where the Kings lived. We viewed the
pyramids, which are in ruins, and the tombs of
the sacred bulls. These bulls, the idolatrous
Egyptians worshipped as gods, and after the
bull died they interred bim in a sorcophagns,
body and bones. The sarcophagus was a huge
rock of granite, externally in the form of a
chest with movable cover. This block of stone
was hollowed, so as to contain tbe bnlL We
had to descend under ground to a vaulted
place, where there are still many of these
sorcophagi. See what idolotry brought the
most civilized people to dot
After lunch we rode on the donkeys again
across tne uesen to tne pyramids ot uizen, a
distance of several miles. I won't tell
yon now how many falls some
persons got from the donkeys. Suffice
it to say that none were seriously hurt
This was a tiresome day indeed, and the first
experience for mort of us in donkey riding. At
the pyramids of Glzoh carriages were in wait
ing to convey us to Cairo. They were a wel
come sight The pyramids of Gizeh are in
good repair. They are visible from Cairo.
April 4 (Thursday), we took cars from Cairo
atHr. if. Traveling all night we arrived at
Ismalia early in the morning. April 5 we em
barked on a small steamer on tbe Suez Canal
at 7 A. K. and arrived at Port Said in three or
four hours, where we dined, and at 5
p. it. embarked on a large steamer for
Jaffa. .The canal is sufficiently broad and
deep to float large vessels and allow them to
pass each other. April .6 (Saturday morning)
we arrived at Jaffa, tbe part of the Holy Land,
having sailed tbrough a portion of tbe Suez
Canal to Port Said on the Mediterranean.
After landing we put up at the convent of the
Franciscan Fathers, andAeparted in the even
ing for Bamleh. the ancient Aramathea. Our
course lay across the beautiful plain of Sharon,
which Is aslevel as a floor, very fertile and well
cultivated, as cultivation is practiced in that
country, we stayed at the Franciscan Con
vent on Saturday night in Ramleh.
April 7. after mass and breakfast we started
for Jerusalem, where we arrived in the even
ing, singing hymns on our way through the
streets to the Holy Sepulchre. The road from
Jaffa to Jerusalem is very good one of the
few roads in the Holy Land on which wheeled
vehicles can travel. From April 7, v. jr., till
the 22d, a. v., we stayed at the Convent of the
Franciscan Fathers, visiting from nay to day
the holy places around. April 7 we celebrated
mass on the Holy Sepulchre of our Lord for
the Young Ladies' Sodality, in which Sister
Louise, all the sisters, all the sodalities and tbe
people oi the congregation were remembered.
Dunne our stay I visited Bethlehem and said
mass in tbe Holy Qrotto, where our Savior
was born. Bethlehem is about four, or five
miles southwest of Jerusalem. You would
say that religion was not yet dead in the world
to see all the strangers of tbe different nations
that assembled there to venerate our .Lord.
April 22, started on horseback from Jeru
salem north to Nazareth, and to Beyrout in
Syria as the end of our ride. This journey oc
cupied us two weeks. We camped in tents in
the open country at night alter our day's
journey, and stopped to lunch about midday,
wherever we found shade to sit under and
water for ourselves and the horses to drink.
This was the roughest part of our journey, as
we had no roads to travel, nothing but paths,
through rough rocks, up and down mountains.
of which the Holy Land is full. Sometimes we
passed over level plains and sometimes along
the seashore, and these were the easy parts of
the road. Here are the names of some of the
places we saw and passed through in our
journey: iietnei, Jlilo, Mts. Gcrlzlm
and Ebal, Naplous (the SIchem of
the Bible), Jacob's well, where our Lord con
versed with the Samaritan woman; Sunam,
JezraheL Samaria, Sanour (the ancient Bethu
Ha of Judith), Cana, Nazareth (where our Lord
lived so long). Tabor (where he was trans
figured), the Mount of the Beatitudes, Ti
berias, Sea of Galilee; tbe sites of Capernaum
and Bethsaida and the shores of the Lake of
Galilee. On these last three places very few
ruins remain; Mt Carmel (where we spent a
night at the monastery of tbe Carmellite
fathers), Kaifa, St John of Acre, Tyre, Sidon
(cities of renown). Ncbi Jonas (tbe place where
tradition points out where Jonas was disgorged
by the fish), and Beyrout, the end of our long
All these places have their history: but it
would be too long to relate it here. Although
we had between 60 and 70 .persons in saddles,
and manv of them ladies, who never rode on a
horse before, yet no serions mishap befell any,
with one exception, and that one was a priest
xruja uviuiiuiu, nuu was jticKea oy a norse and
cot his leg broken; and him we baa to leave at
Nazarethe in hospital. His name is Father
Sailing from Beyrout May 7 we passed the
Island of Patmos at dusk of May 9, where bt
John in exile wrote tbe Apocalypse. About
noon. May 10, we landed at Smyrna, a city of
Asia Minor. This was tfco see of St Polycarp,
a disciple of the Apostles. This church and
tomb are shown here still. Smyrna is alaree
commercial city, with manv vessels in its har
bor, and is said to contain a population of 20.
000 inhabitants. It has fine bazaars, theaters,
horse cars, carriage roads, gas ana electric
lights After landing we got into carriages
and were driven to tbe railroad station
for an excursion to Epnesns. That citv was the
see of St John, the beloved disciple. "Ephesus
is in ruins. Its site is 54 miles from Smyrna,
across a beautiful and rich plain, planted with
vineyards ana fruit trees, and interspersed
with pastures, in which we saw horses, sheep,
cattle, coats and elephants in large numbers.
The ruins we observecj at Ephesus were: The
palace of tbe kings, tbe tomb of St John, two
theaters, the agora, or market place, the hippo
drome, a large temple with most of its walls
still standing, the site of the celebrated.temple
of Diana in a hollow place, the church of St
John (converted into a mosque, now partly in
ruins), and the citadel, on a hill near the rail
road station. It was in St John's Church the
Third General Council of the Church was held.
The ruins indicate that Ephesus was at one
time a large and populous city, and a port of
entry for vessels, being connected by a ship
canal with tbe Mediterranean Sea.
In Constantinople, where we arrived on May
13, we went out on the 15th to see tbe Sultan
on his passage from the palace In Dolma
aagtche on the Bosphorns to Stamboul. to
venerate tbe mantle of the Prophet according
to Mohammedan custom. He rode in a covered
carriage alone with two other dignitaries. We '
got a glimpse of bim as he passed. He is thin
in face, of a dark sallow complexion, has a
black beard, and is of an Unhealthy appear
ance. The streets on which be passed were
strewn over with brown sand and crowded with
people. He was preceded and followed by a
large nnmber of mounted soldiers, armed to
tbe teeth, while others cleared the streets of
Many of the City School Ma'am Going; to
tho Exposition Hotv Others Will Enjoy
Their Summer Vacation School Motes.
Now that the school term is over, the
teachers of Pittsburg have time to think of
how they are going to spend their vacation.
Usually the majority have laid out plans
long before the, close of school days, bnt this
year that scheme has not been carried out,
and it is only at the present that the plans for
'pleasure are being matured, with the exception
of if happy few, who will leave next Thursday
evening for New York, whence they will sail
Saturday morning for Europe. The majority
will make a 33-days' trip, whose objective point
is the Paris Exposition, but others will do bet
ter and continue the excursion over tbe conti
nent When the summer days are about over
these fortunate ones will return to tell their
sisters of glorious sights, big crowds, seasick
ness, continental dress, etc
So much for those who are going to Europe.
What of tbe others? Well, some will seek the
seaside and pay high prices for low, accommo
dations, but will feel happy, for that is
characteristic of the Pittsburg teacher, no
matter where she goes. Others will form little
camping parties and spend a week id the
woods. The majority, howeveT, will still be
found In their usual home haunts.. They can.
not afford to indulge in the luxury of looking
at Parisian extravagances, nor even of taking
a glimpse at seaside and other pleasant resorts.
To many of them Niagara Falls will bo the
sound of the fountains in the Allegheny Parts
or the gurclo of tbe soda, as the druggist
bands it out at 5 cents per glass. The Eiffel
Tower to many will be nothing but a visit to
some mountain top near tbe city, and to others
the Allegheny or the Monocgahela will be tbe
Atlantic, if their beau consents to pay for a
pleasant boat ride. And so on.
Till; GREAT $12 SI II MI
But why eo
tnrtneri Ail will enjoy tnemseives very nice
ly, and start In with renewed visor in Septem
ber to train the children committed to their
The principals and assistant principals'of the
city held a meeting last Wednesday morning at
tbe Hich School, and the result of It is that
much enthusiasm has been created to introduce
physical science in the schools.
Prof. Proudflt was Chairman of tbe meetinc,
and Prof. H. W. Fisher Secretary. Mr. Proud
fit presented the subject He was followed by
Prof. Jackman, teacher of biology iu the High
School, who outlined a plan by which he pro-
gosed to instruct tbe teachers of step first at
aturday meetings during tbe coming school
year. His central idea is to give to tbe ward
school teachers what his experiences
taught him to be the best plan In teach
ing the first steps in phvsical science.
The subject was further discussed by Profs.
Kratz, Bayne, Kennedy and Andrews. A com
mittee consisting of Prof. Andrews, Kratz and
Fisher was appointed to confer with tbe High
School Committee, and the Committee on the
Course of Instruction on tbe plan submitted
by Prof. Jackman. It is Prof. Jackman's idea
to have tbe ward school pupils have a knowl
edge of the plant and animal life around them,
so that when they enter High School their
knowledze can receive additional building, in
stead of the preliminary, as it now must be.
lie is an enthusiast, and stands at tbe head of
his profession, and offers his services gratu
itously to instruct the Fittsburc teachers in
his favorite stndy. Prof. Jackman has decided
not to accept tbe position 10 which be has been
elected In tbe Cook County, Chicago Normal
School. The other grades will be instructed
after step L
Educational Echoes.
The High School Committee holds its regu
lar meeting next Friday evening.
The report of the High School examination
will likely be ready for the public on Wednes
day evening.
The First ward or Duquesne public school
pupils enjoyed a delightful outing at Alicruippa
Grove yesterday.
ua icwuub juiurary wui uo opened uunn
.mjauu aukiui un weanesaays only. J. no
hours will be from 10.30 A. jc to 4.30 P. M.
Boosts 10 and 11 of the Hazelwood school
J picnicked at Glenwood Park on Friday. The
little folks of No 1 held a hijth carnival at
Blair's Grove.
Miss Lilian Bice, of the Hiland school, has
resinned to accent a nosition in the Fifth ward
school, Allegheny.. The Hiland School Board
meets Tuesday to elect a teacher.
Miss Taggart, who bas been mentioned as
having been a candidate for one of the vacan
cies caused bv thn trnnhlA In thn Xfnn,f,ai
"school, denies that she was a candidate, as do
tbe directors.
The State Teachers' Association meets at
Altoona on July 9, 10. 1L Superintendent
Luckey addresses the teachers on the 0th. Some
20 teachers from Pittsburg ana Allegheny will
join the throng.
According to his annual custom. Prof
Proudflt presented a book to each pupil who
had attended every day during the year, and
Slpnpilsof tbeO'Hara school received a re
ward for their constancy.
Miss D.S.McLAiTE,formerly of tbejloorhead
school, and one of tbe excursionists to Califor
nia last July, was married the other day to a
gentleman in Washington Territory. The new
fatato has been Miss McLane's objective point
for the past year, where she has been engaged
in teaching.
Miss Minnie Lang, Miss Effle Butler, Miss
Sadie Brooks.Miss Eliza Greeg and ProtDodd,
of the Allegheny High School, left for New
York via Washington, where they will sail on
Tuesday on the Arizona for a trip through Eu
rope. They will take in England. Ireland, Scot
land, France, Germany, Switzerland and Borne.
They will be cone about three months.
MB. Ossian Luckey was treated to a genu
ine surprise by a number of his young compan
ions last Thursday evening. It was his 19th
birthday, and be thought he would have all the
dominion that day, but his young friends came
and had a say, and presented him with a valua
ble set of carpenters' tools. A gay evening was
spent by the company.
The following named pupils of the Soho
school were present every day during the entire
school year. Mollie Harper, Emma Saalback,
Mary Born. Mary Henry. James Henry. Paul
Hyde. David Edwards, Willie Fawcett Harry
Conrad, John Howe, Lena Ebkin, Willie Har-
Eer, Gustie Beiser, Willie Davis, Clara Will
ide, Edgar Fawcett Harry Beiser.Lowis Con
rad, Thomas Kirkwood, Blaine Snow.
The teachers of the Fortieth street building,
Seventeenth ward, gave the two departing
ladies. Miss Law and Mrs. Munnis, a farewell
dinner last Wednesday. Miss Law was pre
sented with a handsome picture and Mrs. Mun
nis a chair. The ladies of the Main, street
building gave a like honor to Miss Cannon, who
is-to be married on Tuesday or Thursday. A
marble clock and bronze ornaments were given
as a remembrance.
The Washington schools. Seventeenth ward,
have lost three of the old corps of teachers.
Miss Gertie Law was married la3t Thursday to
Mr. Frank H. McWilliams: Mrs. Munnis has
retired; Miss Jennie Canon will be married on
Tuesday to Prof. Dewar, principal of the Mill
vale schools. The Misses Alma Bell, Anna
Cameron and Jennie Stevens have boen eineti-ri
to the vacancies. The Misses Blackford, Sin
ning and Cuddy are substitutes. Miss Canon's
vacancy is yet to be filled.
of the
Low Price
Some of our finest Tailor-I
made Sack Suits, with stitched
edges, double or single, dap-
Ded seams, plain and silk faced
appels, hand-made button
loles, silk sewed, shape retain
ing suits, for
, A sale of Suits of extraor
dinary value and of the firiestJ
Cut, by Tailors,
Sewed by Tailors,
Finished by Tailors
Ana worn Dy tne best mer
chants of Pittsburg. These
are the suits we oner to-mor
row for the insignificant price
oi $12.
Suits exchanged
oughly fitted
and thor-
. You
n qiv
M,jni,i.J,J..JifJ3Sa fifffill
6 oixij cLctwicl -to $3 OO
5 OT3-b cio w jll -to 3 50
e-UL-b cLo w j-l "bo 4 50.
7 oix-b 3.o w jjl -bo 5 OO.
At $8, $10 and $12. In them you'll find solid satis
faction every time, or we will MATnfr it SO to any
fair minded person.
With each Suit sold in our Boys' and Children's Depart
ment goes a genuine Spalding Baseball and Bat,
Clothiers, Tailors and Furnishers,
I I U I I I I I I I Ml I I I I I I I
We taVe this method of bringincto vonr no
tice the Neatest, Bet Proportioned, Finest
Finished and Cheapest BncktraRon ever pat on
tbe market.
Net, 318 and 320 Penn Ave.
(No connection vrjthany other carriage house.)
Ivjng all over them surpasses belief.
e streets of Constantinople are billy and
paved and the number
ot lazy does
x on nave
I 5.i7 . Uoi . . j" -i i to vaiic arouna tnem, tor tney won't leave
I Gusky'i, yesterday, reamded one of ft fair, j your way. They are protected bylaw nd he
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
this issue.
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, Auc
tion Sales, eta, are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh ' Page. Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will
found on the Sixth Page.
Are usually the very dull months in the Furniture Trade, but by offering special
inducements to buyers, we have done an extraordinary business dnrinj the month
of Jnne, actually surpassing all our expectations. Now if business was so good
durinj: the latter month why can it not be during July if we make our prices
low enough. "We will do this you can rest assured, and offer now an extraordl
' nary line of bargains in ' v
. In Walnut, Cherry, Oak", Ash, Etc.f Etc,
All Styles of Frames. Our OWN MAKE of Goods in Haircloth, all Grades
of Plushes, Brocatelles, Tapestries, Etc
B??A5S' 510 , and UP- JSEFKIGJEKATORS. 16 00 and up.
ICE CHESTS, ?3 CO and up. ICE CREAM EltEEZEKS all prices
WATER COOLERS.and FILTERS, lrom UOo'to HZ 00 fach
Our Lace and Portier Curtains, in every variety, have been marked away down.
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Linoleums at prices that cannot bs equaled.
, of an Unparalleled and Stupendous
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
This' is no "Spread Eagle" business no nonsense or wordv bom
bast But a liberal and cheerful expression of our honest patriotism and
sincere desire to return a substantial token of our gratitude to the public
for generous patronage received in the past. We have gone through
our entire stock we have consulted every invoice, and we are proud to
say that the advantage is so much to your favor that we have been en
abled once more CUT PRICES 20 PER CENT all round; but only
for THREE DAYS Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Therefore,
don't "beat around the bush!" Make a bee-line for our store, and be
side securing an elegant suit of clothes you'll have ample cash left in
your pockets to celebrate with. Our very recent
' Reduction ie Youtiis' and Children's Wear!
was exceeded only in liberal patronage by our
Stupendous Sale of Men's Fifteen-Dollar Suits, Yesterday!
The two having kept up a continuous stream of customers since they
were inaugurated. Still we have abundance wherever your eye may rest,
and no other store in "the State carries aT cleaner, brighter or more"
original stock in every department.
Elegant Summer Suits!
Feather-Weight Clothing !
The Most Stylish Head-Gear!
And Latest Novelties in Footwear !
Will delight you to ecstacies! While our matchless
Gents' Furnishing Departm't
Will afford you anything you can call for, at prices at least 20 per cent
below any other house in the city. The humblest may therefore cele
brate the poorest appear respectable. Come to us, and no where will
your limited store go farther.
Ttti 3pr-r--ftg3,-n -ft 2sTobOe I
In order to accommodate purchasers, our store will be kept open
Wednesday evening next until 9 o'clock, and will close on Thursday,
the 4th of July, at 12 o'clock, noon.
Look Out for Our Grand Show Window Display on Tuesdayl
It is our intention to display in our large corner show window
(corner Market st. and Fourth ave.), next Tuesday, a magnificent and
costly group of wax work figures representing President Harrison and
his Cabinet It is the only group of the kind ever produced, and is
master-piece of art none should fail to see.
Remember, with every 10 Suit and upward, we give a BASEBALL
TICKET to any one champion game during the season at Recreation
Park, and in our Boys' and Children's Departments, on every purchase
of $1 and over we give a fine Jf IRE-CRACKER CANNON (as illus
trated above), neat, new and novel being worth at least $1 in any ordi
nary Toy Store.
to -400 Market, .street '
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