Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, July 14, 1889, Page 3, Image 3

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The Spiritualists of This City Get a
Charter ior a Church.
'o Creed, but a Declaration of Quite Elastic
In CommonPleas Court No. 1 yesterdayja
charter was granted to Messrs. John II. Me
llror, C. L. Stevens, John II. Lohmcr, J.
A. Gordon, Melchoir Varner and others for
an incorporation to be called the "First
Church of Spiritualists of Pittsburg," ior
the support of public worship according to
the faith, doctrines and usages of the Spir
itualist etc The application was made by
D. T. "Watson, Esq.
As there are many people who have but
a shadowy knowledge of Spiritualism, the
definition of American Spiritualism
by a Frenchman who investigated
it maybe in order. He says: "Properly
speaking, spiritualism is the opposite of
materialism. "Whoever believes he has
within him something distinguished from,
matter, is a spiritualist; but it may not fol
low that he believes in the existence of
spirits, or in their communications with
the visible world."
A very general impression prevails that
the system is largely maintained by a set of
charlatans for money making purposes, but
some of the skeptical would be astonished
to find if they investigated thst some of the
most intellectual, honest and earnest people
in the country are firm believers in it and
its manifestations.
A conversation was had with Sir. C. L.
Stevens, of Sixth street, one of the incorpo
rators. Mr. Stevens said the object of the
incorporation was manifold. In the first
place the members of his belief in this sec
tion had labored under adverse circum
stances and conditions, and they had de
cided to organize so as to be in a position to
challenge all assaults on their respectabil
ity and to be able to do business as a church
which they could not do as isolated indi
viduals; to be able to buy and hold property
and do such other business as cau
only be done bv corporations. He
said the object oi spiritualism
is the ennobling of the race. He bad been
very skeptical, and so remained lor sonic
time aitcr he began investigating, but was
fin-illy furnished with irrelragable proofs,
and had received much happiness from the
consequences of bis conviction.
Said Mr. Stevens: "We believe in God,
an all-wise Creator and over-ruliug power
as firmly as any people belonging to other
denominations. Some Spiritualists believe
in the divinity of Christ, and others do nol;
it is not obligatory to believe in His divin
ity, but all believe the teachings of Christ.
"We also believe that the spirits of our an
cestors and our friends are our guardian
angels, watching over and controlling our
actions for good, if we heed them. In my
own experience I have felt their restraining
aud salutary influence. Our rdyrion
and our teaching is the same as that of Je
sus, and it makes no difference whether a
man believes or disbelieves that Christ was
divine, so long as the precepts he inculcated
are the guide of life and conduct. They are
grand and beneficent beyond all other. " AVe
have no creed, strictly speaking, but a
declaration of principles, and we judge men
, more by their deeds than their professions.
' "We do not approve of people joining us
through motives of curiosity."
Mr. Stevens further referred to the declar
ation of Christ that greater things than
what His disciples saw should they do, and
said Spiritualists believe there is still nec
essity, iu fact, as much as at any time pre
viously, for convincing exhibitions of
supernatural power, both in the churches
and out of them, where infidelity stalks
boldly. Spiritualists stand ready to do
good whenever they can, aud have lately
proven it by their contributions to the re
lief of the Johnstown people.
The number of members on the church
roll at present in this vicinity is about 200,
but Mr. Stevens states that there are thou-
I sands of people who are nith them in every-
J thing but in name, as it requires some cour-
age to brave adverse public opinion, and
SpiritualiMn has not yet become popular.
The cougregation will build, but cannot say
jufct when, as nothing definite could be done
until after a charter was gotten.
It will be patent to thousands of people
that this picture of Spiritualism is very
different from that they have conceived, as
the popular impression in most orthodox
localities is that spiritnalistic services con
sist solely in legerdemain, wheu some
drowsy medium half hnman and half satyr
arises from stygian pool peeping and mut
tering like the witches and wizards that
were the abomination of the Jewish seers of
Mr. Stevens says that he has often noted
the astonisment of strangers who attended
Spiritualistic services for the first time.
Instead of seeing ghosts stamping about
and hearing the clanking of invisible chains
fettering the limbs of unhappr damned
tpirits, they would hear the choir sing,
perhaps, "Nearer My God to Thee," etc.,
and the song wonld be followed by an invo
cation that for purity, eloquence and
nobleness of sentiment could not' be
excelled anywhere. Another thing that
will strike some people forcibly in thhj con
nection is the growth of toleration in the
last 41 years, not to say 300. If in 1848,
when the Fox sisters, of Hvdeville. "Wayne
county, N. Y., astonished the religious and
scientific world by alleged spiritual mani
festations which no tests could trace to
mundane agency, anyone had proposed to
found a church on the basis of those mani
festations, the world wonld have been aston
ished; but in this age of heterogenity and
differentiation it passes as a matter of
Ho biippreHCa Spcak-Kanr Men's Nnmn to
Lrt Them Reform.
Alderman Carlisle held a hearing at his
office, No. 4714 Fifth avenue, at 9 o'clock
yesterday morning, at which 12 or 15 Law
and Order caees were disposed of. A. J.
Kacrcher, the druggist, was fined ?25 and
costs for selling so'la water on Sunday. The
total is only $31 50, however, and Kaercher
says he will keep right on.
The other cases were for illegal liquor
selling. Alderman Carlisle refused to say
how many lie had found "guilty and fined.
He also refused to give the names of the
defendants in the suits.
The reasons he cave for withholding the
names were that publication would render
the people liable to a fine of $300 and "nine
months' imprisonment under the Brooks
law, and that they had promised him not to
violate the law again.
More Clerk Realen on the rittabnrc and
Western Itond.
There seems to be considerable dissatisfac
tion among the employes on the Pittsburg
and "Western road. Many are stepping
down and out,, and their places are filled
by "Western men. Mr. Gunning, Chief Clerk
to Master Mechanic J. H. Agnew, resigned
last week. The new position of master car
builder was created and given to a Mr. An
derson, of the Big Four road. Another
new man, Paul Didder, was appointed
road master.
The II. fc O. Propanrd n Cent n. Mile, but the
Other Roads Objected The First Ex
cnrslon to Atlantic CltT.
General Passenger Agent C. O. Scull, of
the Baltimore and Ohio road, is in the city.
Mr. Scull stated that as soon as the theatri
cal season opened he would introduce a res
olution in the Trunk Line Association to
restore what is known as the party rate.
If the association decline to pass the "reso
lution the Baltimore and Ohio will restore
the rates on their lines. Jr. Scull is con
vinced'that the rate is not a violation of the
interstate commerce law, and is in every
sense legal. He has decided, in any in
stance, to introduce such rates until he is
stopped by law.
Speaking of the refusaVof the railroads to
grant a rate of 1 cent a mile to the G. A. R.
encampment, Mr. Scull said: "Last May I
introduced a resolution in the Trunk Line
and Central Traffic Associations to make a
rate of 1 cent The Chairman declined to
entertain the motion on the ground that the
managers and vice presidents of the roads
bad decided that one fare lor the round trip
should be the established excursion rates,
but this was only a pretext. The roads do
issue rates even less than a cent per mile,
and they have done it since the managers'
rule was made. The proceedings of that
meeting were referred to the managers, and
the Baltimore and Ohio Vice President
voted for the 1 cent per mile rate. I don't
think the roads will reconsider, and the
result will be that very few outside of the
delegates will go to the encampment,"
Mr. Scull said further that this had been
so far an excellent year for excursions. The
rush of people to the Eastern watering
places is enormous, and if the hot weather
continues the Baltimore and Ohio will have
all it can do to handle the people. Division
Passenger Agent Smith has arranged for
the first excursion of the season to Atlantic
City next Thursday. The train will consist
of at least ten cars, and three parlor cars
will be put on. Mr. Smith will accompany
the excursionists to see that they are well
cared for on the road. The passengers will
be allowed to stop off at "Washington on the
return trip. Mr. Smith said yesterday that
he was kept busy booking people, and the
prospects for a big crowd were never better.
He Had Held Hleb Positions In the Em
plre Prior to 1SG4.
The remains of J. L. Daub, who died
Thursday from a paralytic stroke sustained
immediatelr after leaving the German Lu
theran Church, "West End, last Sunday, will
be interred in the cemetery of the chnrch
this afternoon.
The deceased was born in Germany in
1823. He held various official positions in
the German Empire until he came to this
countrv iu 18C4. He then settled in the
AVest End, where he resided until his death.
Mr. Daub was prominently connected in
business in that locality, and was a staunch
Republican. He leaves a wife and six
grown children. His funeral will be at
tended by the "William Tell Lodge of Odd
Fellows, of which he was a member.
Tbe Fnte of an Unfortunate Woman and
Her Family En Roiiid Home.
Yesterday afternoon a woman named Mrs.
Fannie Kosenbaum appeared at the office
of the Department of Charities with seven
children, the oldest about 12 years of age.
She asked for a ticket to New York for her
self and children. She explained that her
husband had deserted her at Memphis,
Tenn., where they had gone wmie lour
months aso. Her friends live in New York,
and she resolved to return to them.
At Cincinnati she took the boat to this
city, and on the way here someone stole her
pocketbook, containing $30, all the money
she had. She was directed to the depart
ment, and Chief Elliott furnished her with
transportation for herself and childron.
A Queer Case of Drowning?.
The remains of John Garland, a South
side glassblower, were brought home yes
terday morning from Geneva, where he had
been camping out. He had been in bathing
and, while standing in the water, which is
not much more than waist deep, said to his
friends on shore, ""Well, here I go," and
disappeared under the water. He failed to
reappear within a reasonable time, and a
search resulted in finding his drowned re
mains about 10 minutes after. The young
man's death is considered entirely acci
In Fine Pianos nnd Organs.
It is seldom one sees such a fine display of
pianos and organs during the summer
.mouths as is now on exhibition at Mellor &
Hoene's Palace of Music.
Such well-known makes as the Hardman,
.Krakauer, Harrington and Kimball pianos,
and the Palace, Chase, Chicago Cottage and
Kimball organs are represented by this
All of the above instruments are stand
ard makes and will be furnished during the
summer months at greatly reduced rates.
Don't wait until fall to make your pur
chase, but make it now and save money by
so doing. You cannot do as well elsewhere,
we assure you, for our prices simply cannot
be equaled.
A number of good second-hand pianos,
both upright and square; also some fine
second-hand organs at very low fiznres.
The wonderful JEolian organs are sold at
the Palace of Music See these; you will
be astonished.
On examination of the instruments at the
Palace of Music, you will find that it will
not be necessary to go elsewhere than to
Mellor & Hoene, 77 Fifth avenne, Pitts
burg. One Thousand Miles of Transportation and
One Week's Board for $12 00.
The Pittsburg And Cincinnati packet line.
Steamers leaving Pittsburg as follows:
Steamer Katie Stockdale, Thomas S. Cal
houn, Master.Ieaves everv Monday at 4 p.m.
Steamer Hudson, J. F. Ellison, Master,
leaves every "Wednesday at 4 P. M.
Steamer Scotia, G. "W. Eowley, Master,
leaves ever Friday at 4 p. M.
First-class fare to Cincinnati and return,
$12 00, meals and stateroom included; or,
down by river and return by rail, $12 00.
Tickets good until used.
For further information apply to James
A. Henderson, Superintendent, 94 Water
street. . su
Grand Hotel.
This pleasant hotel, located at Point
Chautauqua, N. Y., opposite May villi, near
the head ot Lake Chautauqua, has now 400
rooms and every modern equipment for the
comfort of its guests. Its beautiiul croquet
lawns, play grounds, charming views, are
unequalcd elsewhere. Ithasreadingrooms,
bowling alley, skating rink and good music.
Table service unexcelled. The kitchen is
supplied with pure spring water. For
terms address Horace Fox, who is well
known as manager of the Hotel Cooper,
Dayton, O., at Grand Hotel, Point Chau
tauqua, N. Y. su
The Johnstown People Select Wlselr.
The Miss Dix Trust has arranged for a
representative to supply sewing machines
to the seamstresses at that place who
suffered by the flood. The seamstresses
had their own selection of the different
makes of machines on the market, and in
every instance chose the late Improved
Singer as being the best adapted for all
classes of work. The order was accordingly
given the Singer Manufacturing Company
No. 8 Sixth street for the entire number
required. ttssu
For 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
trade. su
A Project to Erect Larse Public
Mausoleums in the Cities,
A Plan of Burying Them That Would Do
Away With Cemeteries.
A number of doctors, undertakers, cem
etery officials and others in the two cities
are now considering the merits of a new
plan of burial to supplant the use of cem
eteries and furnish an acceptable medium
between the burial in the ground and cre
mation. It is no less than a plan of erect
ing mammoth mausoleums to hold thou
sands of bodies, and, by a system of air
draughts, dry the bodies up, as the Indians
on the plains leave their dead on scaffolds
to be dried and preserved by the, wind,
leaving the bones, muscles and fibers in
tact, with the skin over them, but the fatty
substance underneath wasted, vaporized and
carried off by the draught of a furnace,
which will consume the odors.
The process is now in the hands of a rich
company in the East, that proposes to in
troduce its plan of burial into every city in
the country. The company has issued neat
catalogues with plates and descriptions of
its plans. The mausoleum will be built of
stone or other durable material. Concrete
is the preferable material fancied, perhaps,
ior purposes of ornamentation, with vitri
fied brick, granite or other time-defying
The designs will be after Greek, Boman
and other styles ot architecture, and, from
the concrete foundations, the thousands of
sepulchers and of the arched walls and cor
ridors will go up with the outer walls, form
ing one immense casting without seam or
The interior plan will resemble that of a
well-appointed library, with its main cor
ridors and diverging halls leading to the
different sections. The sepulchres, of solid
concrete, four inches thick, without seam or
joint, of the proper size to receive caskets,
are arranged in tiers of six upou either side
of the hallways.
The opening into each sepulchre is pro
vided with two doors. The innei door of
plate glass will be hermetically sealed as
soon as the space is occupied. The outer
door may be of highly wrought gold, silver,
bronze, or ornate stone,and may be decorated
with sculptures or inscriptions, or adorned
in other ways in accordance with the desires
of surviving friends. A 'portion of the
mausoleum will be set apart for family com
partments. The sepulchers will be numbered nnd a
deed given the purchaser, and records of
those interred, including data of their life,
etc., will be kept on tile.
For those who wish it, electrical appara
tus is to be provided, so arranged and ad
justed to the body that tbe sightest move
ment in the casket will start an alarm and
warn the watchman.
The sepulchers are constructed with con
duits so arranged as to bring fresh dry air
into them, and conduct it through the
casket space by forced draughts to a central
furuace in the sub-cellar, remote from the
spaces devoted to the dead. To that furnace
the gases and vaporized fluids of the body
are thus borne and there consumed, and the
escape into the atmosphere of any noxious
matter is prevented. The air current is
sufficiently rapid to make an entire change
in the contents of the casket space every
TO HE perfectly ventilated.
The ends and upper portions of the cas
kets will be removed, the lower part of the
caskets being so constructed, and the cloth
ing so adjusted, as to permit the freest cir
culation of air about every portion of the
body. By this treatment it is claimed that
the remains will beenme naturally des'i
cated, or dried up. the fluids whiebconsti
tute three-fourths of the hulk ot the human
body passing off to the furnace and being
consumed, leaving the bones"and fibers in
tact with the skin still drawn over them,
giving the outline and features ot the body
as parchment is stretched over a mold.
Dr. Snively, ex-phvsician of the Board of
Health of Pittsburg, was seen by a Dis
patch reporter, and said: "It is a good
plan; yes, it is an excellent plan. "We all
know of the contamination of water, the
propagation of disease germs and the other
objections to the usual modes of burial in
the ground; but no remedy has heretofore
been offered. The people can never be
educated to cremation. It 'covers up all
traces of foul plav, is contrary to the re
ligious views of the people, and can never
become popular. The proposed method is
perfectly natural; no chemicals or other
foreign means are needed to dispose of
the body. The fatty substance
merelv wastes away in a natural way, the
only differeuce beine that the decomposed
gases and vapor are carried away and con
sumed, instead of being confined and at last
bursting their bounds and permeating the
soil and the air of our cities with the breath
of death.
a process quite natubai
"The method cannot be offensive or re
roltintr. There is nothing to make it so.
The body goes through the changes by a
natural method and the tissue is" vaporized
by the air, the breath of God. It is much
less revolting, indeed, to think of the body
lying in the grave rotting and often burst
ing with the decomposed gases."
The doctor here paused in the conversa
tion, and going to a closet brought and
handed to the reporter a human arm all
shriveled up. "That," he said, "is the
arm of a girl who died ten years ago. I
was dissecting the body vhen" I was at col
lege. I bad taken the cuticle off the arm
and separated the veins and arteries, and
then laid it aside on the table and turned to
other work. It lay there tor some time neg
lected. At last I'happened to notice that
no offensive odor came from it and that it
was dried up. The girl had died of con
sumption and was very much
emaciated, and there was hardly any
flesh on the arm; but what was
left was dried up, teaving the bones, ten-
uons, niuscies, nans, uneries, etc, intact,
and if the skin had been left on, tbe arm
would now have no appearance of death,
except that the skin would be like parch
ment, and the shape would be perfectly pre
served. "The arm, as you see, has no odor. The
tendons are still moist, as though they had
been oiled, and this has probably kept the
arm from molding."
other doctoes peaise it.
Dr. McKelvy also thought the plan a
good one. He said that tbe high prices paid
for lots in cemeteries ought to pay the ex
pense of burial in a mausoleum, and the
large surplus in the treasury of the Alle
gheny Cemetery Company, and its large
capitalization, proves such an undertaking
(o be feasible, though it would, of course,
require immense capital.
Dr. McCann did not have time to give the
reporter a chat, but said the plan was a
good one. However, he is an advocate of
Dr. English had not studied the matter
up, but thought that it was feasible in some
cases, but not in others.
Dr. Hayes thought the scheme an excel
lent one and far better than cremation, but
said he would like to see it tried before he
gave final expression as to its merits.
FrjBNITUKE mending, repairing and up
bolstering, send to Haugh & Keenan,33and
34 Water st. 'Phone 102C.
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A h,bodhd bargain.
Jadg-o Over Decides That tbe 81.000 Paid
Down by J. B. Hill to nn Estate Goes
BncklnE Oat is No Excuse.
Judge Over, in the Orphans' Court yester
day, handed down a decision relusiug to al
low the claim of Robert Paul agaiost the
estate of the late .Joseph B. Hill. The case
is a rather odd one. The estate of Hill con
sisted of a homestead in Edgewood, the
grounds about which were supposed to con
tain about two acres. Paul desired to buy
if, and offered $16,000 for it to Mrs. Hill,
the administratrix. She applied to the Or
phans' Conrt for leave to sell; bat the court re
fused to agree to a private sale of the property.
An agreement was then made with Paul to bid
S16.000 for the place at public sale. As a guar
antee of good faith, he paid $1,000 In advance.
Permission was next obtained from tbe Conrt
for a public sale, and the property was put up
at auction. Paul, bowever, in tbe meantime
was knocked down to another bidder at SU.I
Mrs. Hill refused to pay back the H.OOO to
Paul, holding that be had forfeited it by break
ing his agreement. When she filed her ac
count for the distribution of tbe proceeds, in
cluding tbe 1 1,000 received from Paul, tbe latter
filed a claim against the estate to recover tbe
mouey. He maintained that the amount of
gound bad been misrepresented to him. Mrs.
ill asserted that, while they thought there
were two acres, they bad not represented that
to PauL Judge Over dismissed the claim.
Iilnes From Lcnnl Quarters.
In the United States Circuit Court yesterday
T. B. Alcorn, Esq., was appointed andltor to re
port the distribution of funds arising from tbe
gale of tbe Carbondale and Jermyn Street
Railroad, sold recently by tbe United States
In the United States Circuit Court, yester
day, George N. Brisblne filed a bill in equity
against the Electrical Mining Machine Com
pany. He asked for an injunction to restrain
the company from transferrins a one-tenth
interest in three patents, and from disposing
of certain shares in tbe company's stock. A
hearing was fixed for July 19.
In the suits of Mary Osborn and Nancy It.
Collins for damages against tbe Chartiers Gas
Company, for spoiling their wells by causing a
flow of salt water into them, Jndge Ewing yes
terday rendered an opinion on which a motion
for a new trial is refused, on the ground that
the plaintiffs continue keeping up tbe damage
after a lull notice ot its effects.
Mrs. Jennie Peterson yesterday sued for
a divorce from Henry Peterson, alleging de
sertion. Mrs. Kate. M. Merriman asked for a
divorce from "William B. Merriman on tbe
cround of infidelltv. Suits for divorce, on the
ground ot indignities to the person, were also
entered by Annie L. Byers against Alexander
Byers; Mary E. Maurer against Fred Maurer.
and Annie Way against Wesley Way.
A divorce was granted yesterday in the
case of Mrs. Annctta W. Alexander asralnst
Lee II. Alexander. From the testimony taken
before H. B. Herron, Esq.. commissioner, it
was shown that the couple were married in
1887, and lived together but 14 weeks. Sirs.
Alexander stated tbat ber husband neglected
her. stopped giving her money, and tbat he
beat his children by a former wife terribly and
refused to pay his bills.
The qncstion of the transfer of license for
H. J. Busch, of McKeesport,wbo wanted to re
move to another place, was argued before
Judge Stowe yesterday. B. C. Christy, Esq.,
made a long argument against tbe transfer.
He. bowever, acknowledged the Court's right
to do so, but tbat it was a speculative scheme
in licenses, and was only done to make money.
Judge Stowe was very emphatic in his remarks
about speculating in licenses. His Honor will
consider the case.
And Then Sent Back to Jail tar Final Dis
position Next Wednesday Tbat is Rev.
Mr. Flrmon's Fix.
The habeas corpus case of Bev. E. F.
Flemon, alias Yeldell, was brought to
Judge Ewing's attention yesterday. Clar
ence Burleigh, Esq., counsel, presented a
telegram to the Chief of Police, signed
James A. Beaver, stating that requisition
papers were on the way and Yeldell should
be held until they arrived.
Judge Ewing seemed to regard the tele
gram as a fake, as he said Governor Beaver
was a lawyer and should know that unless
proper evidence was presented as to the
identity of Flemon, alias Yeldell, he could
not be held on a telegram.
Mr. Burleigh then asked that the case be
continued until next "Wednesday, stating
that it sufficient evidence to hold could not
be had by that time no further objection to
release would be urged, and the prisoner's
counsel had agreed to a continuance, if the
Bev. Flemon be permitted to preach in the
county jail to-day.
Mr. McKcnua said while he might not
strenuously object to a continuance, yet his
man stood on his legal right. If the Judge
felt that the telegram was sufficient on which
to hold Flemon they submitted, but with
the suggestion that Flemon denied that he
was Yeldell, and there was no evidence to
show that Governor Beaver sent the mes
sage, which fact should have gravity.
Judge Ewing finally decided to hold the
accused until "Wednesday morning at 9
o'clock, stating that if at that time the
South Carolina people could not show that
he was Yeldell he would be discharged, and
the prisoner was locked up again. The
Central station officers say that they can
learn nothing ot tbe case, as the prisoner
doesn't yield under any kind of pressure.
A Meeting; of the Connty Republican Lead
ers Yesterday.
A meeting of the Republican County
Committee was held yesterday afternoon to
hear the report of the Boll Committee. This
committee, through its Chairman, John N.
Xeeb, handed in a report showing each dis
trict to have been cared for. The names
will be advertised shortly.
Chairman Porter announced the follow
ing sub-committees:
Campaign Committee S. D. Connor, Chair
man; James Bradley, John W. Walker, Thomas
M. Bayne. William H. McCIeary, William
Flinn, A. C. Robertson, Thomas Pascoe, Wal
ter Lyon.
Finance Committee N. P. Reed, Chairman:
II. I. Gourley. Wilson McCandless, C. L. Ma
eee, Emanuel Wertheimer, William HU1,
David Shaw, James H. McKean, John W. Chal
fant, Henry W. Oliver. Dr. R. S. Black, Will
iam Knoderer. William B. Kirker, Leon J.
Long, Samuel Warmcastle.
J. N. Neeb moved that when the meeting
adjourned, it would be to meet again on
August 3 to designate the number of con
ventions next June and the offices to be
filled, and that the secretary notify all mem
bers to be present The motion caused some
debate. 'Squire Schafer wanted the meet
ing on Friday, August 2, but he was voted
down, and the original motion carried.
It was decided to have printed 2,000 books
containing the County Committee rules.
TravellnE Auditors Iu the CItv.
TV. E. Thompson, Jr., of the Pennsylva
nia Itailroad; James E. Lane, of the Alle
gheny Valley; P. B. O'Dell. of the Pitts
burg, Fort "Wayne and Chicago, and T. B.
Stokes, of the Panhandle roads, have been
engaged during the past week making ex
amination of the accounts of the various
roads at the Union station and Fifth ave
nue offices.
A Well-Known Citizen III.
Thomas H. Frost, the well-known scrap
iron dealer, is lying in a very critical con
dition at his home, 116 Bluff street. The
family have yery little hope of his re
covery. Kemodellna; Sale!
For a few days only, greatest bargains in
onyx, fine French and American clocks,
silverware, etc. Rather than remove them
while making extensive repairs to our store,
will sell at cost and less than cost. No mis
representation. Call at once for big bargains
at J. P. 3teinurann's, 107 Federal st-, Alle
gheny, Pa. . ttssu
Picnickers. Attention. ,
Parties desiring the use of Aliquippa
Grove for Friday, July 19, can have same
by applying at the office of the General
Ticket Agent of the P. & L. E. B. B., No.,
77 Fourth are.
,&M&&;-'1. 1
Points f Interest About a Product That
Comts Down From George Wnshlniton's
DnT-jOIerit rins Its Own Reward.
On th same principle that a man never
knows Lpw many household gods he owns
until hejbegins to move, Pennsylvania hns
not realized the value and extent' of her
whisky frade until its very existence has
been assailed. "What jolly old connoisseur,
as he tips his amber glass, stops to think
through what a succession of developments
the quality of that exquisite nip has come?
Liie s too short, he reasons.no look down
into the glass and study its dancing depths.
It is the effect, not the cause, he seeks.
But let the reader, just for the oddity of
it, pour out a glass ol rich old Monongahela
Bye and, poising itnicelybetween forefinger
and thumb, contemplate it there a bit.
"Without the aid of dogma or divining rod,
one can read a charming history there. The
storv dates back to the year 1796, when one
of George "Washington s most valiant sol
diers, by name John Large, wandered into
the then wild western regions of Pennsylva
nia. He had left a pleasant home in New
Jersey, but, being of an ambitious and ven
turesome turn of mind, he concluded to try
his fortune among the undeveloped valleys
of the upper Ohio. The vicinity of Pitts
burg struck his fancy, and he settled here.
Finding a demand for better and more
whisky than was being provided by pack
saddle' and caravansary, he established
a distillery on Mount "Washington.
There, overlooking the waters of the
Monongahela, the first whisky made
in Pennsylvania was produced. Its qual
ity was such that its fame soon spread,
and the demand grew beyond mere local
limits. Six years later, when the little
distillery could not do its work fast enough
to supply the market, land was purchased
and a new plant erected iu the vicinity ot
the village of "West Elisabeth, 22 miles up
the Monongahela river. Although many
years have passed since then, and competi
tion of every kind has sprung up, the
enterprise then established has grown
steadily. John Large was laid in his
grave, but from father to son, and then .to
grandson, the business descended, each
striving to maintain the fair fame of his
father's product. Mr. Henry Large, the
third in line of descent, is a distiller of
inherent skill, and is actuated by family
pride, if nothing else, to keep up the repu
tation of the famous old brand his fathers
made. It has stood the test of public
opinion for a century and more. He will
t-ee to it there is no blemish on its fair fame
Mr. Large, of the Large DistiHing Com
pany, is by instinct and inheritance a scien
tific distiller. There are no blind, hit-and-miss
methods employed in their business.
There is only one wav to make Mononga
hela rye. and it is always made that way.
The best of grain, carelully assorted, and
water used that is known to be free from all
impurities. The equipments of the distillery
are ol the best are perfection, in tact.
Science and ingenuity have gone hand in
hand to place the system of manufacture
upon the highest possible plane. Careful
attention to the details of tbe company's
business and the wants of its patrons has
enabled Mr. Large to keep fully abreast of
the times and to offer the best brand of
whisky on the market to-day.
This may seem a broad statement, but
not in the face of facts at hand. Some of
the most fashionable salons in Paris sell
nothing else but "the exquisite Mononga
hela Bye," as the admiring Frank puts it.
There is also a growing demand for it in
London, and several ol tbe leading import
ers there write strong letters of commenda
tion of this best of American whiskies. In
fact, Monongahela Bye has shown the Old
"World what America can do when she goes
down into the hecrt of a thing Tbe suc
cess oi Mr. Large and his fathers has been
that they kept working away, even after
their whisky was acknowledged to be the
best made in the land, trying to make it
even better. Purity, that great essential,
has been attained in the fullest degree after
vears of painstaking investigation. Analyt
ical chemists pronounce it the safest liquor
for medicinal use, and the best hospitals
employ no other. The leading physicians
of Pittsburg and Allegheny, having made
fair and thorough tests, have arrived at the
conclusion that it is their duty to specific
ally prescribe this brand of whisky. They
recognize the fact that while bad whisky is
a dangerous thing to put in a man's stomach,
good.whisky is the elixir of life itself under
certain circumstances. They therefore pre
scribe the Monongahela Bye for use in the
sick room.
But Monongahela Bye made as this
is is mellcv to the taste as it is
strengthening to the wasted form. Not
only is it a boon to the sick, but
a delight to the hale. The best clnbs in
Pittsburg have it in their buffets, and there
is scarcely a sideboard in the ranks of the
upper ten where this rare old liquor does
not sparkle. You see it in the house of the
millionaire, but just as surely in the cottage
of the workingman, for he, too, knows the
smack of the correct article and is willing
to pay for it. All things considered, Largc's
Monongahela rye is the cheapest liquor on
the market to-day.
The product ol the Large Distilling Com
pany is handled by the following well
known wholesale dealers, and is to be had,
ot course, in all first-class retail establish
ments: G. "W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth avenue.
"William J. Friday, 633 Smithfield street.
George H. Bennett & Bro., 135 First
Schuetz, Benziehausen & Co., 100 and 102
Market street.
Albert Bertalott. 1015 Libertv street.
John Z. T. Bobitzer, 717 Liberty street.
Frederick Mugele, 495 Fifth avenue.
John McCullough, 523 Liberty street.
Thomas E. Pollard, 1044 aud 1046 Penn
Joseph Fuhrer & Sons, 3701 Butler street.
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 be
found on the Sixth Page.
Manufacturers of
Ornamental Iron
Fencing, Ratlin?
iJ and Cresting:.
BDecially Adapted for Cemetery Lots.
ifhfflJffi'iiT-'";--; ' '-s- &&
Homestead Steel Works,
Near Pittsburg, Pa.
. Our former Employes-haying refused to
accept the revised schedule ot wages offered
them, based upon a sliding scale, their posi
tions are now open to others. The rates we
offer are as follows:
New Scale. Earnings
, . under new
S S scale on
S a-" bails of
Position. 2 May ton-
S ."ng nsge.
: " : ?amo'th.ll3Uy
Cupola. mn .'... ?Tw P tiMoo fsoi
Vcsfclman 170 1 75 13! 00 5 04
roarer 15 3 50 117 SO 71
liloirrr 1 MM 4 38
Splcgelmtn '. I 3 3 00 10O73 4 03
rumen l x z(0 10O75 4 r
Stopper tetter. , IS 2 75 92 60 3 70
Ladle man lit 2 60 87 40 3 49
Cupola belpers , 114 2 50 84 45 3 38
Bottom maters :. H 2 50 84 45 3 38
First re gulafors 109 2 40 80 75 3 23
Crane shineri 109 2 40 80 75 3 2S
Vem'lra'a first helper....'. 109 2 40 80 75 3 23
Clndennan 109 2 40 80 75 3 23
Vess'lm'a second helper.. 102 2 25 75 53 3 02
Hot. mltrs. helpers v.100 2 20 74 10 2 on
Mould sanders 1 00 2 20 74 10 2 36
Cinder tapper 95 2 10 70 40 2 81
Kaelmanf.. 95 2 10 70 40 2 81
Iron crane man 95 2 10 70 40 2 81
Ingot extractor 95 2 10 70-40 2 81
Stopper maker 95 2 10 70 40 2 81
Metal wheelers...., 91 2 00 67 40 2 70
Cinder snappers 91 2 0067 40 2 70
Ladleman's helper 91 2 00 67 40 2 70
Ingot extnic helper 91 2 00 67 40 2 70
Coke wheelers , 8S 190 (3 70 2 55
Second regulators 85 190 6.170 2 55
Mould washer 86 1 90 63 70 2 55
Steel craneman , 86 190 6370 255
Screwman .... "6 00 IT50 00 J6 M
Heater 3 10 4 80 118 00 4 72
Kougher 2 59 3 75 93 59 3 94
1'olnt-ln-hOOk 190 2 75 72 25 2 89
Shearman 190 2 75 72 25 2 Kt
Turn-up-hook ISO 2 75 7i23 2 89
Bottom men 179 2 60 ex 10 2 72
Hookers 172 2 50 63 4C 2 2
Kurnacemen 155 2 25 58 95 2 OS
Tongraan 155 2 25 58 95 2 36
Shearman's helper 152 2 20 57 80 2 31
Dragout 152 2 20 57 80 2 31
Butt wheeler 138 2 09 52 50 2 10
full around 1 38 2 10 52 50 2 10
Micarpnlplt 12V 175 46 00 184
l'ulplt man 121 175 46 00 1M
Cover men 1 14 1 65 43 35 1 73
ICollcr 1100 per month and.(3 10 $00 flw 00 fiGO
Heater. 6 92 4 50 89 25 W
Catcher 5 77 3 73 74 43 2 98
Koughcr down. 5 38 3 50 69 40 2 78
Kougherup 4 62 3 00 59 60 2 38
btlcierln.. 4 23 2 75 54 60 2 18
Stralghtener 4 23 2 75 54 60 2 18
Heifer's Cist helper .'.... 400 260 51 60 2 06
Hookers...". 3 69 2 41 47 60 190
Hotstralghteners 3 46 2 25 44 60 178
Buggyraan 3 46 2 25 44 60 178
Heater's second helpers.. 3 23 2 10 41 65 1 67
Chargers and drawers 3 23 2 10 41 65 1 67
Holler 1100 per month 4...M 50 t5 85 J1C6 25 t 65
Heater 8 49 4 50 160 70 6 43
Tableman 6 13 3 25 116 00 4 64
Shearman 5 19 2 75 SS 24 3 93
Bottom men 4 91 2 60 92 94 3 72
Chargers 4 91 2 60 92 94 3 72
Doorman 4 91 2 60 92 94 3 72
Shearman's helper 4 15 2 20 78 55 3 14
Back tableman 3 77 2 00 7135 2 85
1'ull around 3 58 190 67 75 2 71
Crane engineer. 4 25 2 25 80 45 122
Shear craneboy 1 GO 85 30 30 1 21
Hydraulic boys 142 75 26 85 1 W
Holier 8100 per month A. ft CO $5 80 I66 30 K 65
Heaters 1100 4 50 182 40 7 29
Catcher 8 89 4 00 147 40 5 90
Hougher down 7 78 3 SO 129 CO 5 16
Koujtherup ..7 22 3 25 119 70 4 79
Stralghteners 6 67 3 00 11160 4 42
Hookers (front) 6 11 2 73 10130 4 05
Stlcker-ln 6 11 2 75 10130 4 05
Heater's first helpers 5 78 2 60 95 80 3 83
Chargers 5 55 2 40 92 00 3 68
Hookers (back) 5 55 2 50 92 00 3 6$
Buggyman 5 UO 2 25 82 90 3 31
Heater's second helpers.. 467 2 10 7740 309
Hnggyman's helper 4 67 2 10 77 40 3 09
Hot-bed men 4 67 2 10 77 40 3 09
Sawman 4 67 2 10 77 40 3 09
Kackman 4 44 2 OP 73 60 2 94
Stralghtener's helper 4 44 200 7360 294
Hydraulic telegraph 3 78 170 6265 250
Melters, per day 96 00 K00 150 00 (6 00
Melter's first helper 8 87 2 75 68 73 2 75
Ladlemen 8 07 2 50 62 55 2 50
Pitman 7 74 2 40 60 00 2 40
Melter's second helper.... 7 28 225 5625 225
Chargers 7 26 23 56 25 2 25
ntman's first helper 7 26 2 25 56 25 2 25
ntman's second helper... 6 77 2 10 52 45 2 10
Ladleman'i helper 6 45 2 00 50 00 2 00
Craneman 5 65 175 43 80 175
Roller tlOO per month .-300 "6 80 18150 t72S
Screwman 6 93 5 CO 145 65 5 83
Shearman 8 93 5 00 145 65 5 83
Tableman 8 04 4 50 13110 5 24
Heaters 8 04 4 50 13110 5 24
Second shearman.... 5 80 ,3 25 94 60 3 78
Hooks 5 36 3 00 87 40 3 50
Heater's helpers 4 64 2 60 75 70 3 03
Sweepers 4 02 2 25 65 60 2 62
First leader 4 02 2 25 65 60 2-62
Second leader ...3 63 2 20 64 10 2 56
Shearman's belpers 3 75 2 10 61 20 2 45
Craneman 6 35 3 00 87 40 3 SO
Craneman's belpers .4 02 2 25 65 60 2 62
Earnings under New Scale on basis of May
Tonnage are given to show tbat workmen do
make what is estimated and more, too.
All common labor fourteen (14) cents per
bour; not affected by tbe slldlne: scale.
Ferm&nentposltions, steady employment and
ample protection guaranteed to all competent
men who enter oar employ.
Printed tables of wages showing earnings
under sliding scale, based on average monthly
selling prices of steel blooms furnished on ap
plication. Address, or apply in person, to
48 FIFTH AVEHTJE, Pittsburg, Pa.
J. Ogden Hoffman, 333 Walnut St.. Philadel
phia. Pa.
Geo. H. Wlgbtman, Mason Build., Boston,
Chas. TV. Baker, 101 St. Clair st, Cleveland, O.
Frank C. Price, Boston Block, Minneapolis,
W. H. D. Totten, Jr., Mitchell Block, Cincin
nati, O.
H. L. Waterman, Mills Building, New York
T. Gmlford Smitb, Cbapln Block, Buffalo,
N.Y. '
John C. Fleming. Home Ins. Build., Chicago,
A. W. Dreves, Bant of Commerce Build., St.
Lonis, Mo.
N. D. Carpenter, Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Most Complete
Stock In the city.
We also manufacture this
wonderful combination
Easy Clinlr.
A fine, large crayon portrait S3 90: see them
before ordering eluewbere. Cabinets, ti and
12 60 per dozen.' PROMPT CEUYERY.
'!lr j2
$8, $10 and $12,
Worth every cent of $12, $15 and $18.
All the past week there's been a big rush for them and this week
there's bound to be a huge crowd of
nuuuut 'Aa5g&iluu iuc giauub
saying a great deal.
The art of taking life easy, so far as clothes go, is little more than
picking the best in a good store. The hot weather has set the thinnest
clothing selling quick. We believe we should sell twice as. quick and
twice as much of it, at least, if everybody knew what we had.
Whatever the length of your purse we can suit it a coat suitable
for office or house wear for 19c, or at any intermediate price up to the
finest Coat and Vest in our house for $8. But remember whatever you
determine on buying you can get at a price guaranteed to be at least 25
YOU'D PAY elsewhere:
$2 50
$3 00
$3 50
$4 00
$3 50
$4 00
$5 OO
$6 OO
Short Pants 29c up.
Straw and Light Colored Hats.
Your choice of 100 dozen of Boys' White Straw Hats, with assorted
colored bands, at 24c only.
Your choice of 100 dozen of Men's elegant Straw Hats, in the pop
ular Yacht style, at 44c only.
Your choice of 50 dozen of Men's fine Stiff Hats, in all the latest
and most fashionable of light colors and shapes at $1 24 only.
Men's fancy stripe Balbriggan Drawers, former price $1 24, at 49c
Men's Gauze Shirts and Drawers, plain and fancy colors, regular
48c goods, at 24c only.
Boys' iancy stripe Shirts and Drawers reduced from 49c to 34c.
Finest all-silk Shirts, regular $4 50 goods, will go at $3 24.
French Flannel Shirts reduced from $2 50 to $1 74 and $1 99.
Ladies' Blouse Waists reduced from S3 to $2 24.
Men's elegant summer Silk Scarfs cut from 50c to 39a
Fine French Balbriggan Socks, regular 25c goods, three for 50c
Boys' standing collar "Star" Percale Shirt Waists, usual price $1,
for 63 c only.
Boys' "Star" Percale Waists, regular Si 5 goods, for S3C only.
Hundreds of Swimming Tights, 24c per pair only.
Super weight Merino Shirts and Drawers, just the thing for an ocean
voyage or seashore, 89c only.
Summer Footwear, Trunks, Traveling Bags,&c.
) -
-,,1V, .frTfiifaiifc , ,u'. &
eager purchasers. These Suits are
uaigAiua cvci uucicu vy uj nuu. vuat .
Boys' Knee-Pant Suits,
S4, $5, S6, S7.
Mothers, it's like throwing dollars over your shoul
ders to pass us by this week. We've got these goods
to dispose of and we're marching 'em out to the tune
of lowest prices.
Boys' Long-Pant Suits,
o, o, o, 9B9.
You may be sure that whether you pay us $3 50 or
$6, or in fact any price at which our Boys' Suits are
plainly marked, you will in all cases get goods which
will equal in quality and be better in fit than what
would cost you at least 25 CENTS on every dollar
more elsewhere. )
Long Pants 65c up.
to 400 Market street,