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THE, PHftSBURG- DISPATCH, " STJNDAY, AUGUST ' 25, - 1889.
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'THEY LACK EXERCISE
Chief Evans Points Ont Where the
Fire System is Deficient.
GYMNASIUMS ARE SADLY HEEDED
To Keep the Unemployed Firemen in First
SOME COMPANIES HATE A CALL LEILL
The examination of firemen as to their
physical condition, which has just been
completed by Dr. Mercnr, calls general at
tention to the fireman's life, and the oppor
tunities which he has for exercise and the
cultivation of his muscle.
Dr. Mercur has still two or three firemen
to examine, and he has not turned over to
Chief Brown any of the findings made by
liim. This will be done in two or three
days. The examinations looked to the gen
eral physical condition of the employes of
the Bureau of Fire. Investigation was
made as to whether a man was suffering
from any organic disease. The height and
weight were taken, and his weigh must,
within specified limits, correspond with his
height The man's muscular development
is likewise considered in a general way.
Chief Evans said yesterday that he had not
heard anything as to the results of the ex
aminations, and had no idea what they re
vealed as to the general condition of the
members of the bureau. In regard to the
life of a fireman and his chances for exer
cise, Chief Evans said:
"His vocation has a natural tendency to
make him lazy. Sometimes a company will
not have a run for several days. I have
known a company not to be called out for
two weeks. "When it is called ont, the work
must be done with rapidity. The men need
good wind and endurance. "When not called
out, the firemen really have very little to do
except to sit about the house. Some men
never grow laiy, and will exercise them
selves. Others are born lazy and never get
over it It is pretty hard to drive such men
"Many of the companies have dumb-bells,
Indian clubs and striking bags. Some
bouses have none. No regular system of
exercise has been prescribed by the bureau,
but it would be a good thing. The trouble
is, however, that yon cannot drive some
men to such work. "We are now getting
ready to reorganize the department, and we
do cot want to retain men who are too in
dolent to keep themselves in good physical
condition. A large majority of our men, I
may say, take regular daily exercise, but
there are a good many who do not
TVHEEE riKEMEN LIVE.
"A gymnasium for the police bureau has
been fitted up on the top floor of No. 3
house on Seventh avenue. It is in the room
where the police emergency sqnad sleeps.
The members of that fire company have the
privilege of using it, but, ol course, it will
not do the firemen of other companies any
good. They are not allowed to leave their
bouses except for their meals. A fireman
is supposed to be always on duty, day and
night A policeman is on duty during cer
tain hours only, and be can visit the gym
nasium almost daily, it he desires. A fire
man is allowed an hour to go to his home
for his meal. He cannot, therefore, live
very far away from the engine
house. In these days, when we
have cable cars, he can live further
away than in former years. A fireman,
however, has plenty of time to take exercise
at the engine house during the day. The
tthletic apparatus in the various houses be
longs to the boys. The city has so far done
"jotliing in that direction. Hereafter we
ean to encourage such things more and
"The boys are permitted to play games in
their bouses, such as cards, checkers and
dominoes. "We do not permit any games to
be played for money, and I am satisfied that
none are played."
For some time a fewo! thecomnanipi Im-o
been in the habit of training in preparing
for a run. usually at 3 o'clock in the after
noon. The horses are liberated, thev are
hitched up, the men mount and dismount,
and all maneuvers are performed which are
required when an alarm is rung. The ob
ject of this drill is to perlect the men's
rapidity and precision ot action. The good
results of this drill by a few of the com
panies were shown in the tests made by First
Assistant Chief Steel, Friday afternoon, as
the companies accustomed to the practice
made -decidedly better time than
the others. A feature of the
reorganization of the department will be a
reauirement that this drill shall be per
formed by each company in the bureau
every afternoon. It has been suggested by
some of the officials that automatic whip's
thall be put into the stalls to whip the
horses the instant the alarm rings. The
captains of companies are inclined to dis
courage this innovation, savins that thv
do not need it, and that it might cause their
horses to become unmanageable.
The police gymnasium fitted up on the
top floor of No. 3 house, on Seventh avenue,
is equipped with dumbbells, clubs ana
striking bsgs. There is no room, on account
of the beds, for parallel or horizontal bars.
The firemen or that company, heretofore,
nave had their own Indian clubs and bells.
Captain James HcFadden says that his
men have been accustomed to exercise reg
ularly. There actual fire wort has hereto
fore given the members of this company a
great deal of serious exercise. Captain Mo
"Prior to this year we averaged 28 to 30
runs a month, or nearly one a day. Of
course, on some days there would be two or
three, and at other times there would not be
a call for two or three days. During the
last six months we have averaged only 10
or 11 runs a month. "Why this is I can't
THEY HAVE A CAM, DBIXL.
No. 3 has the daily call drill, and is one
of the quick companies. Its horses have a
good distance to run, and it is further han
dicapped by the fact that three horses must
run up its central aisle. The house con
tains three apparatus, on one side of the
floor the engine and the hose cart and on the
other side the ladder truck. At a trial yes
terday aiternoon the horses were hitched,
from a standing position beside the pole,
.the men were mounted and the engine ready
to spring irom me house in four seconds.
Captain McFadden is one of the men de
cidedly opposed to an automatic whip.
"With the boys of No. 3 the favorite games
lire euchre and seven-up. Five or six years
ago cribbage was popular, but it has been
drooped. With No. 2 company the games
are seven-up and hearts. The boys of that
company have a game which is a'lively va
riation oa the game of seven-up. They use
red and white chips in counting. A red
chip goes for a game or seven points, and a
white chip indicates one point "When a
player has his jaek caught he loses seven
ioints, either a red cbipor seven white ones,
n a series of games this lends a lively feat
ure to the game, at least, the boys say that
The members of No. 2, on Stnithfield
street, are a setof muscular and well-trained
men. Captain Michael Hannigan is proud
of thera. On the third floor of the engine
bouse a little gymnasium has been ar
ranged. A hitting-bag hangs from the cen
ter of the ceiling, and there are Indian
clubs, dumb-bells, heavy weights and box
ing gloves. A heavy iron ball for hand,
arm and chest exercise is called Mnldoon's
ball. The men of that company exercise
regularly. At 3 r. M. daily the company
has a hitching drill, and has made a run
ning hitch in 16J seconds, with a standing
bitch In five seconds.
At Engine Company No. 1, on lower
Fourth avenue, a number of apparatus have
been put into the third story. Captain
Snyder has put in a rowing machine at his
own expense, and he considers it the best
thing for muscular develooment that he
has. There are also bells and clubs. Cap
tain Snyder says that he has not taken much
pains to fix up his house because he expects
a new building will be erected next year.
No. 1 has the horse and engine drill at 3
o'clock every aiternoon.
Concerning the relative advantages of
different kinds of athletic tools, Captain
Hannigan aaid: "I do not believe much in
these heavy dumbbells which weigh 100
pounds and over. They make a man's
muscles bard and knotty. A fireman wants
elastic muscles. He will be quicker and
more enduring. It takes longer to reach a
certain strength with light bells and clubs,
but the results are better. The man is more
supple, and his muscular development is
COKE TO GO DP.
Operator. Will A.k 81 25 Per Ton After
On September 1 the price of coke will go
Up to $1 25 pr ton. The furnacemen bave
been notified, and some of them are trying
to get in out of the wet, but the operators re
fuse to make large contracts. Yesterday it
was authoritatively announced that the
price would go up, but few consumers will
be able to take advantage of the advance.
They have been trying to make contracts for
SI coke since the strike was settled, but the
operators held them off.
The coke operators claim that even if they
did not have to pay more for labor, the con
dition of the iron market warranted an ad
vance in coke. The demand for the article
is good, and the objection from the furnace
men will not have much weight It is not
known yet whether all the larger operators
will advance the price or not, as they will
not disclose their intentions. There is con
siderable talk from them that they cannot
advance the price on acconnt of long con
tracts. In this case it will be a fight be
tween the larger and the smaller operators.
Became Two of Her Prominent Citizen
Had a Fight.
George Oliver, an ex-Councilmnn of
Beltzhoover borough, remonstrated very
vigorously to Councilman John W. Hall,
about certain matters of an official nature.
In fact it is alleged that he dispensed with
moral suasion and resorted to the manly
art Consequently Councilman Hall
entered suit for assault and battery against
him before 'Squire Barr.
Not to be outdone in the matter, Oliver
then entered a counter suit on a similar
charge against Mr. Hall. Both were ar
rested and gave bail for a hearing.
The gentlemen are prominent in Beltz
hoover, and the suits are at present about as
common a subject for conversation as the
1RAMPS IKPEST A CONVENT.
Alderman Hartman With Officer Captnre
Two of Them.
TheFranciscan Sisters on South Fifteenth
street, complain that they are annoyed by
the number of tramps, that infest the neigh
borhood. Last night Alderman Hartman,
with officers watched the convent After
dark lour tramps came up to the door of the
convent, the officers descended upon them.
Two of them were secured and taken before
the Alderman, who after admonishing them,
THE INQUEST STILL IN PROGRESS.
The Watchman Koilfled Hancjc of a Leak
In the Boiler.
Coroner McDowell yesterday continued
the inquest on the death of Thornton F.
Miller. Messrs. Miller testified that the
sills of the oil refinery were safe. A. D.
Miller, Jr., stated that Watchman Sullivan
notified Stillman Hauck that there was a
leafciu the boiler. Sullivan said Hauck
did not tell him to mind his own business.
The inquest will be continued.
READY TO BEGIN.
Hubbard 3c Co. Have n Larso Ax Plant at
Messrs. Hubbard & Co., the well-known
ax manufacturers, will open their extensive
new works at Beaver Falls September 6.
These works will be the largest of their kind
in the United States. The company wilt be
able to turn out 300 dozen axes 'and 200
dozen hoes per day. A force of GOO men
will be necessary to run the works.
Home From the Resorts.
The Baltimore and Ohio express last night
brought home a tired crowd ot Pittsbnrgers
from the seashore and Bedford Springs.
Among those who came from the latter place
were Alderman Jteilly and family, ex
Councilman James Powers of the Fifth
ward, Miss Kate Powers, Michael Coakley,
Fred Heil, "William Collins, Jacob Miller
and Timothy Brickley. Among those who
came from Atlantic City were the family of
Alderman C. O'Donnell, of the Ninth ward.
Polled a Dirk on Him.
Frank Smith charges David Hartman
with assault and battery and surety of the
peace before Alderman Heinrich. He al
leges that they got into a dispute on "Wag
ner's farm, in Chartiers township, and that
Hartman cut him with a large dirk. Con
stable Morgan went to arrest Hartman, but
he had heard of the suit and eluded the
A French Conple.
Alderman Succup married a French
conple yesterday, Jean Barbour and Adelie
Leclercq, of Cochran station, on the P., Y.
& C. read. Neither of the contracting
parties could speak English. An interpreter
had to be employed.
A Delicious Drink,
And one that will prove wholesome and
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enheim & Yilsack, and is on draft at all
first-class bars. Orders by mail or telephone
receive prompt attention." Telephone 1186.
Natural Ga Bill. Reduced 75 Per Cent.
See our new gas fires, gas ranges, gas
stoves, etc.; register your orders for fall de
livery. The largest, finest and most complete-assortment
of any firm in the world.
O'Keefe Gas Appliance Co., 34 Fifth
The Exposition Opening;.
The Exposition will open next week and
your friends and relations from all over the
country will be in to see you. Don't bother
wUh the baking at such a time; get Marvin's
bread, crackers and cakes and be happy.
Nothing Like Them.
The cabinet photos taken by Stewart &
Co., 90 Federal street, Allegheny, Pa., 13
New Fall Carpet
All open and ready for purchasers. The
largest line ever opened west of New York
City to be found at Edward Groetztnger's
carpet palace, G27 and 629 Penn avenue.
Best set teeth made only $8. Tafl's
Philadelphia Dental Booms, 39 Fifth ave
nue. Theee grades 24-inch Plush", 75c, $1 and
$1.50, equal in value to what formerly sold
at $1, $1.60 and $2 a yard; CO different color
ings. Huous & Hacke.
Cabinet photos, 89c per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st. ttsu
Look at Taft'sgold fillings at $1 and up,
WHAT CHINESE EAT.
They Like a Bat-.Shaped Cucumber
liaised on Keville's Island,
Chicken- and Other Dainties Are
Found on Their Menus.
A PEOPLE WHO FARE SUMPTUOUSLY
The heathen Chinee may be an opium
soaked leper, may be addicted to tricks that
are vain, may be a supplanter and ruining
the country by his alleged propensity to
labor for nothing and board himself, and be
useless as a consumer, but these charges
will not stick to those who live in this city.
They may be addicted to gambling and
opium smoking, but they do notwork under
price, and the testimony of those who pur
vey for them is that their food is ot
a character that only well-paid workers
can buy. They live largely in cellars, it is
true, but they aref extremely unfortunate if
they do not dine sumptuously every day.
They are very fond of "chicken fixens" and
poultry generally, and dealers say they are
very scrupulous in choice, and insist on the
best They are close dealers, and huckster
considerably, bnt will pay outside prices
rather than miss what they want, and they
stand out for full price for laundry work.
J. "W. Brown, of Neville Island, has se
cured a lucrative trade with the Celestials
in the matter of cucumbers, a vegetable of
which they are very fond, but the variety
they use is not that generally cultivated in
this country. Only Mr. Brown and one of
his relatives grow them. It is
AN ODD-LOOKING VEGETABLE
and by a strange coincidence has a shtpe
resembling that of the Chinaman's reputed
favorite dish, the rodent The outline of
the body strongly resembles that ofthe
animal named, and they have acaudai ex
tenuation six or eight inches long stroigly
resembling a rat's tail. Mr. Brown states
tbat the Celestials chop the vegetable ffery
fine and use it as a dressing for poultry! It
is a rather expensive vegetable, being small
and selling from 25 to 50 cents a dozer, ac
cording to the time of year.
Mr. Brown states that he sells tbemalone
to the Chinese, and that they take abbut a
bushel and a half a day. He got the seed
from Cincinnati, but finds the soil of Neville
Island well adapted to the cultivation' of the
vegetable. It would not likely pay any
other raiser to attempt the capture ef Mr.
Brown's trade, for his long connection with
the laundrymen has given him
and the appearance of the vegetable would
not recommend it to the American palate,
thongh possibly all tbat is needed to mace
it popular is acquaintance.
Might it not possibly be advan
tageous for Americans to study the
Chinese more than they have been?
They are doubtless somewhat slow to origin
ate, even though they were acquainted with
some of our arts when our ancestors were
using their enemies' skulls for drinking
cups. It has been reported that the Chinese
ate pork raw for 70,000 years before they ac
cidentally discovered the bliss contained in
roast pig, but the nation is so verv old that
it may possibly nave Knowledge that would
be useful to energet'c Columbians. If hap
piness be our being's end and aim, as Pope
asserts, certainly the Chinese have learned
how to get a large share of it on limited cap
ital. STOPPING AT ANT1ETAM.
Knapp'a Battery Will Go to Gettysburg
Knapp'a Battery will leave for Gettys
burg in a special train over the Baltimore
and Ohio road at 8 A. si. September 9. A
meeting will be held in the Union Veteran
Legion Hall next Saturday evening to com
Going they will stop at Antietam and re
turn by way of Baltimore and "Washington,
stopping at Harper's Ferry. i
The Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers
met last night and decided to go to Gettys-i
bure over the Pennsylvania road, leaving'
from the Union Depot at 8 A. u. September
10. They will go as a regimental organiza
tion, Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Acting Chair
man, and George A. Cassidy Secretary.
They will meet again Saturday, Septem-
It has been decided that tickets are good
on either the Pennsylvania or Baltimore
and Ohio roads from Pittsburg.
WHITHER HAVE THEI GONE?
A Married Man and Toons' Lndy MIisIntT
From the Sootbslde.
Last Monday night Andrew Alcorn, a
young married man of the Southside, disap
peared. Miss Sadie "Wilson has been miss
ing since also, and the friends of the latter
say that the pair have gone to Cincinnati.
The girl's father confirmed the report last
evening, and everybody who knows the
family feel very sorry.
Mr. "Wilson formerly worked for Jones &
Laughlins. He is old now and quite ill.
Aiding the Hospitals.
A meeting of the Distributing Commit
tee of the Hospital Saturday and Sunday
Association was held at the Homeopathic
Hospital yesterday afternoon for the pur
pose of distributing among the hospitals
forming the association the money collected
by it The following distribution was made:
west Penn Hospital, $1,524 16; Homeopa
thic Hospital. $895 48; Allegheny General
Hospital, J505 8L Total, $2,925 45.
His Very Latest.
Gentlemanly Stranger I would like to
speak to Mr. Threads a few moments on
(Thirty-seven seconds later) I can let
you have any one of these elegantly bound
volumes, magnificently illustrated, sold by
suDscripuou oniy, at tne apsuraiy low price
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FOR ABSENT-MINDED MEN.
Invention That Will .Help Them to
Remember Their Errands.
An Atlanta man has found a boon to
wives who have forgetful husbands. That
is a "reminder" check. The check is
shaped like a five-pointed star, and is ar
ranged on a dial in such a way that the
points can be made to restupon the different
inscriptions upon the dial. "When Mr.
Forgeteverything starts to his office in the
morning he is handed his check, arranged
for the day. This he puts in his pantaloons
pocket, where, being a thoroughgoing Amer
ican, he is sure to touch it some time during
the morning. He sees that point 1 rests
upon "soft-shelled crabs," "tacks," "beef
brains," "sourmilk," or whatever hi8,11'
ter-half most desires. In the center of the
star is a small celluloid plate, on which he
finds written directions as to other articles
which he must take home with him. The
face or the dial bears the names of adeemed
variety of articles everything from a
needle to a cradle, from a parlor rug to a
Each of the other four points of the star
bears a tender motto. Point two is illu
minated by the familiar text, this time in
old Eoman letters, "Love the Giver.
Point three bears the touching but pertinent
sentence, "This is Not Club Night,' the
"not" in the largest letters possible. Point
four is decorated with "What is Home
"Without a Father." The fifth point is left
blank for the owner's name. The inventor
and patentee of this "reminder check' is
an Atlanta stencil manufacturer. He has
mide them in different designs, but com.
puins that they are not very popular,
men don't take to them.
HE CAN SAYE MONEY NOW.
Too Many Chance to Lend When He Wore
JeneU and Fine Clothes.
An advertising man connected with one of
the morning papers used to appear at his
office resplendent with rich jewelry and daz
zle the eyes of his associates thereby. Re
cently he has discarded this display, and
now he appears with a shoestring watch
guard attached to a Waterbury chronometer
and with no gems decorating his person.
As it is known that his income has by no
means been curtailed, he was asked the
other day by a friend whether he had con
cluded to lay up his treasurers in heaven,
where moth and rust do not corrupt and
where thieves do not break in and steal.
"Although I am doing something in that
line," he said "I have discarded my jewelry
for another reason. Old friends who are
down at the heel used to notice my elabor
ate display of precious stones and use that
as a pretense to come and 'touch' me 'lor
small loans, which they would 'return in
the morning.' Had I believed implicily in
'their promises life would have been one con
tinual night to me, as the morning or the
friends did not materialize. I found that
my jewelry was bait for these people, and
though it has damaged my personal pride
somewhat, I have discarded the gems for
self-protection. "When they come to mo
now and make a 'touch' I point feelingly to
the shoestring and say that I am broke my
self. This is the sort of a diplomatic cross
counter, and thev invarialby go down under
it "When all of my old friends die I will
resume my baubles."
GIRLS SH0DLD IEARN TO SWIM.
Valuable Accomplishment by no Means
Difficult ts Acquire.
"Why do not Amirican women learn to
swim ? They now go yachting, dressed in
pretty nautical suits. They handle sail
boats and pull rowboais. They climb along
slippery rocks, and are in every way ex
posed to falling into the water in greater
numbers in summer than men whose avoca
tions are ashore. Yet, with rare exceptions,
if a woman falls into the water she is next
to powerless to save herself from drowning.
At the bathing beaches one very rarely
sees a woman striking ont like a man.
Even where one does she looks ashore as
though she were 'doing something un
womanly. This is 1 purely an American
superstition, tor in all the "great European
cities swimming is almost as much a part of
a young lady's education as playing the
piano or making embroidery.
The modern bathing suits leave a woman
as free to swim as a man. It is an art very
easy to learn, and in the natatorium in New
York, kept by a German woman, girls learn
to swim in half a dozen lessons.
Almost every day records some case of a
woman falling off a yacht or being carried
ofl her feet by the undertow. The "male
protector" is usually at hand, but were he
not there would be a drowning tragedy in
almost every instance. '
The first canoe one 'ought to learn to
paddle is his own body. The women are no
exceptions to this rule, 'and every consider
able city in the "United States should have
a good natatorium.
CHOOSING A WIFE.
The Girl to Make a Man Happy If He
If I were a young man looking for a wife
I should want a pretty good acquaintance
with my possible mother-in-law before I
committed myself. I should want to see
my fnture wife among her brothers and sis
ters. You can't get to know a girl well
enough for a true marrying basis if you
only see her dressed up in the parlor. If
she and her mother are mutual confidants
and advisors; if her brothers go to their
elder sister with all their little plans and
scrapes, sure of a kindly interest, vour
heat will be sate in her keeping.
But if her father stands in airp. ef v ti.
'cause she has just returned from boardine
school; if she lets her mother do all the
hard work to keep her hands nice; if her
sisters are "nuisances," and her brothers
"troublesome," don't let rosy cheeks or a
fair face, or dimples, or bright eyes entice
you into asking the fatal question. There
will come"a time when all these evanescent
charms will have vanished.
ALWAYS KEEP A LOOKOUT
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11 lbs granulated sugar $1 00
12 lbs coffee sugar. l 00
5 lbs. Carolina rice ...'.'.'.'.'.'. 25
5 packages corn starch '.'.'.... 25
4 lbs tapioca 25
7 lbs rol led oats .""...". 25
8 lbs Kingsford's large lump starch"! 25
3 packages electric starch 25
8 lbs Schumacher's oat meal 25
12 boxes bag blue '.'.'.'.'. 25
3 packages fruit puddine... ."."."! 25
31b can brook trout 25
3 lb can mackerel id tomato sauce!! 25
2 doz parlor matches (200's) 25
Scans sardines 25
1 can chipped beef, 17c.or 3 for! ! ! ! ! ! ! 60
2 lb cans corned beef, 17c, or 3 for. ... 50
6 lbs of 20c English breakfast tea l 00
6 lbs of 20c young Hyson tea i 00
6 lbs of 20c Japan tea j qo
1 sack choice amber flour .7.7." 1 20
Extra sugar-cured hams per lb... 11V
Goods delivered free to all parts oV both
cities. To those living out of the city will
prepay freight on all orders of $io $15 $20
and upward. Send for catalogue M B
Thompson, 301 Market street, corner Third
ave., opposite Gusky's.
LAST EXCURSION TO ATLANTIC CITT
Via the B. fc O. R. B,,
Thursday, August 29. Bate, $10 for the
round tnp.tickets good for ten days; good to
stop at "Washington City returning. Trains
will leave depot at 8 A. 11. and 920 p. at.
Best set teeth made only $8. Taft'a
Philadelphia Dental Booms, 30 Filth avenue.
THE Lift METHODS.
Secrets of the Wishart Detectives
, Told iu the Open Court.
A CHILD SPY AMONG WITNESSES.
Appeals From the City Assessments on a
GENERAL LEGAL NEWS BRIEFLT NOTED
Judge Stowe yesterday heard the appeal
of John A. Martin from the decisions of
Alderman Carlisle fining him for selling
milk on seven different Sundays. Mr.
.Martin was represented by General "Will
iam Blakely, while Attoruey Yost was pres
ent on behalf of the Law and Order Society.
Captain "Wishart, Alderman Carlisle and
several of "Wishart's detectives were also on
Detective E. P. Hesser was the first wit
ness. He testified to having either bought
or saw others buy milt from Martin on the
Sundays in question.
Hesser was asked by General Blakely if
he was not a common informer. He replied
that he was not, but that he was employed
to detect persons engaging in worldly em
ployment on Sunday.
Detective J. P. Young gave the same
testimony as Hesser.
Martin next took the stand. He said that
he had to'sell his milk on Sunday to keep it
from spoiling, and further, that he had to
agree to take, the milk from the farmers on
Sunday or they would not supply him
through the week. He furnishes milk to be
tween 300 and 400 families and several
Mr. Yost wanted to know if Martin could
not keep the cream and make butter out of
it the next day. Martin replied that he was
not ia the butter business.
Mr. Yost next wanted to know if Martin
did not put ice on his milk to keep it cool t
entice customers. After some argument the
question was ruled out
Dr. J. N. Dickson was called with the in
tention ot showing that milk was a neces
sary article of diet, and often prescribed by
physicians. Mr. Yost, however, objected to
him testifying, and the objection was sus
tained. Clyde Taylor was next called. He was a
little, white-haired boy in knee trousers, and
in answer to Judge Stowe's question, said
that he was nearly 11 years old. The lad
testified to having bought milk from Maif
tin, and then in answer to General Blakely
said that Captain "Wishart gives him $3
every Sunday to go around and buy cai
dies, cigars, etc The boy's father is ElisSa
Taylor, of No. 130 Market street, Alle
gheny, and consented to his son working ibr
Alderman Brinker was put on the stind,
and admitted havintr kent his office open on
Sunday to take an information against
At the conclusion of the testimony'Judge
Stowe took the papers. The case will be
argued to-morrow morning. The argument
on the appeals of A. J. Kearcher, the drug
gist, will be heard at that time.
A Balance Remaining.
Thomas H. Hartley, assignee of A. A.
Anderson & Son, job printers, who failed
about a year ago, yesterdav filed a petition
' stating that all liabilities had been paid and
a balance remained on his hands. He
asked leave to pay this money over to the
assignors. The petition was granted and an
order made declaring the urxn clear ot deDt
.The assets of the company amounted to $6,
213, thtir liabilities falling several hundreds
of dollirs short of that figure.
Some Appeals Filed.
Appeals were filed yesterday by the Pitts
burg, Virginia and Charleston Bailroad
Canpany from the city assessment on their
pyperty in the Twenty-seventh, Twenty
nxith and Thirtieth wards. A number of
bindings on ground owned by the company
hid been removed and they ask for a reduc
tion of the assessment, which had included
the buildings, and also as the assessment on
the ground was too high.
A Biff Bond.
In the Orphans' Court yesterday Milton
M, Meyers was accepted as guardian of
Theodore Hostetter, and filed a bond in the
sum of $75, 000.-
A charter was granted yesterdayto the John
Wesley African M. E. Zlon Church, of Pitts
burg. Kate Buchanan yesterday filed a petition
for a writ of habeas corpus to seenre her release
from the workhouse. She was committed for
90 days by Alderman MdKelvey, of Allegheny,
on the charge of Disorderly conduct The case
will be heard on "Wednesday.
J. B. Poos, yesterday entered suit against
John D. Patterson for $5,000 damages for false
arrest Poor states that Patterson sued him
for the embezzlement of $15. He was sent to
jail, but the bill was Ignored by the grand jury.
a capias was usueu lor me arresi 01 .rauer-
THE LIGHTS WENT 0DT,
But it Was Not Caused by the Carbon
A "ew minntes before 8 o'clock last night
then was an almost total eclipse of the
elect ic lights on the streets, and thousands
thou; ht the carbon setters' strike bad oc
casio led it, bnt it was only caused by a
neces ary shift of some kind in the ma
chine ry, and lasted but a few minutes. The
illumination was reported good over the
It is said the strikers propose to object to
the Allegheny County Electric Light light
ing tte Exposition building, but Mr. S. A.
Dun'ain, Secretary of the company, scouts
the idea that such a move could succeed,
and expresses the belief that the strikers
are not in earnest Mr. A. P. Keating
thinks there will not be any trouble.
Master "Workman Boss, of District As
sembly No. 3, K. of L., does not attach
much importance to the talk of labor or
ganizations boycotting the Exposition So
ciety, and thinks they will generally re
gard such a proposition as unwise, as it
would be poor policy to antagonize the en
A New Order of Thins
Country Boarder Pretty well fixed up
this morning, Uncle Ned.
Mr. Backlot You bet I am. I ain't
goin' ter have no more of you city folks
comin' out here an' then goin back an' put
tin' my pictur' in th' papers t' make me
look ridickerlous. Judge.
Cabinet photos, 89c per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery.'lO and 12 Sixth it. xxsa
PE0GSE8S OF THE WORK.
Seven Bays' Work on the Beautiful Exposi
The week just closed at the Exposition
has brought about results that are pleasing
to both the public and the managers. The
main building has been practically finished,
and show stands have been erected every
day so rapidly that at the close of work last
evening fully 125 were finished. Some of
these are to cost, in building alone, at leasH
$3,000, outside of the valuable exhibits
The handsome suite of rooms, to be used
for the art gallery, are now being hung with
the rare and valuable paintings and en
gravings, gathered by critics for this event
There are beautiful old portraits, handsome
landscapes and superb marine scenes, such
as have never been shown here before.
The Exposition managers will be in their
new offices and ready for business in the
building, by "Wednesday afternoon. As to
Mechanical Hall, it was given out last
night on the word of the contractor that it
would positively be ready, and the ma
chinery would be moving on the opening
date. By "Wednesday or Thursday the floor
will be cleared enough for the admission of
exhibits, and they can come as. fast as they
please after that By Saturday it is prom
ised the entire building will be closed in,
and steam will be up in the immense boil
ers, ready for any form ot mechanical work.
Many and varied have been the claims
made for the two Dakotas, Minnesota, Ne
braska and other new portions of the great
"West and Northwest Tons of printed matter
containing descriptive and statistical infor
mation of these regions have been scattered
broadcast throughout the land, and while
these have attracted attention to the location
named, yet there is one way of settling,the
question for yourself, at once and for all
time, and tbat is by ocular demonstration
prove it, by taking a trip through the "West
and examine for yourself its vast stoie
houses of agricultural and mineral wealth;
visit its growing young towns, already far
in advance of the staid old villages of the
East, and see if here is not the best avenue
for the safe and profitable investment of
your money .brains, muscle or enterprise.
To encourage intelligent investigation of
the wonderful regions penetrated by its
lines, the Chicago and Northwestern
Bail way has arranged for a se
ries of harvest excursions to points
in Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Da
kota, Nebraska, "Wyoming, Colorado, Utah,
Idaho and Montana, to be run dnring the
months of August, September and October,
for which tickets will be sold at one fare for
the round trip, or one-half the usual rates.
The conditions are extremely liberal, allow
ing 30 days for return and permitting stop
over at different points. These excursions
will afford rare opportunities to investigate
the claims made for these wonderfully pro
ductive regions, to locate a claim on ISO
acres of Government free land.to buy a quar
ter section or more of the cheap railroad
lands, to invest in town propertv, to "spy
out" the multifarious mineral deposits of
the Black Hills.or to make a trip for health
and pleasure. For detailed information
apply to any ticket agent or write to E. P.
"Wilson, General Passenger Agent Chicago
and Northwestern Bailway, Chicago, 111.
A Baker's Dozen
Is 13, just what Stewart & Co., 90 Federal
street, Allegheny, give of their fine cabinet
photos for $1.
FAircr Flannels from 25c to $1 a yard,
new effects and colorings opened this week.
Huotrs & Hacke.
CHANGE IN MAKE-UP.
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
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.
Stock and Securities Co.
BUY AND SELL
Stocks, Grain, Provisions and Oil on margins
01 x per cent or more.
Orders by mall, messenger or express
promptly attended to. Daily market reports
mailed free to any address.
Fifth are. and Wood st, rooms 54, 63, 58.
TO EUROPE "WE SELL TICKETS FOR
the leading lines, secure berths and pass
ports. Issue drafts, letters of credit and money
orders, and sell foreign com at N. Y. rates.
MAX SCHAMBERQ & CO SZI Smithfield st,
THE CASTLES OF
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE
In vita their friends to their first annual reunion,
8HEH0LA GLEN GROVE,
x "Wednesday. August 28. 1889.
Train leaves P.4LE depot Southside, at
8.30 and 115 A. Jr.: return 4 and 9 p. M., city
time. Fare, round trip. 50 cents.
MOZART ORCHESTRA. Colonel CHRISTY.
Committee ot Arrangements E. S. Heck
welder, W. E. Zenmer, G. W. Giles, Ellsworth
Dean, H. L. Johnson, , Louis Smith, Jr., J. O.
Owing to a misunderstanding with the rail
road company the jrrove has been changed
from Alianippato Shehola Glen Grove, as noted
-Vrxmc-E T0 co2STBACTORS-SEALED
JLN proposals will be received by the Board of
Directors of Clarion Normal Schools for the
erection of a manual training hall. eta. etc.
Plans and specifications for same can be seen
at the office ot W.W. Greenland, Esq.. Clarion,
Clarion county, or J. P. Bailey, architect. Pitts
burg, the proposals to be lelt with Mr. C. A.
Rankin, Clarion, on or Before August 3L The
committee reserves the right to reject any or
all proposals. C. A. RANKIN.
LONG BRANCH, N.J..
HZNRT W.AI.TZR.Prop'r., JNO. B.8CITL0SSKE,
Manager, lata of Hotel Dnquesne, Pittsburg.
LENHART COTTAGE, '
- CHAUTAUQUA LAKE, N. Y.
The Lenbart Cottace is situated a minute's
walk from boat landing and postofflce. It bas
a nitiely-sbaded beach and lwn, whicn are
always cool and refreshing. We bare a bean
tifol Tiew of tbe lake from all the rooms In tbe
house. The rates for rooms and board are rea
sonable. For particulars address the proprie
tor. L I. LENHABT,BemusPolnt, Chant. Co.
N. Y. uU-2Mu
GRAND ANNUAL FALLSALE
BOYS' SCHOOL CLOTHING.
CLOTHING FOR SCHOOL WEAR.
SHIRTWAISTS FOR-SCHOOL WEAR. -HATS
FOR SCHOOL WEAR.
SHOES FOR SCHOOL WEAR.
HOSE FOR SCHOOL WEAR.
OUR COUNTERS ARE
NEWEST FASHIONS! NEWEST STYLES! NEWEST GOODS!
Next Saturday closes the summer vacation for the school boy, and
as a matter of course, school garments will be in great demand thi3
week, and it is to supply this great demand that we point out to all who
have boys to clothe that
EVERT DAT THIS WEEK WE SHALL OFFER
Clothing, Hats and Caps, Furnishing Goods
Footwear for School Boys,
At Prices Which Will Stand Out Boldly as a Monument to Our
Untiring Energy and Determination to Distance
::: All Competition. :::
A more elaborate display of goods; greater excellence in workman
ship; of such superiority of material; or so extraordinarily low in price,
never were shown in this wide, wide world, than what can be found
right here at our mammoth establishment.
ALL THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS
That will please parents and will tickle the lads are here in abundance.
We invite everyone interested in purchasing Boys' and Children's Goods
to come on a visit of inspection any day this week. We promise to
Values Surpassing All Expectation.
Values Eclipsing All Competition.
ORDERS BY MAIL PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
IT'S NO DARK THEORY,
BUT A FACT,
AS CLEAR AS CRYSTAL,
Furniture, Carpets, Curtains, House Furnishing
Goods, Kitchen Utensils, etc., etc., for less
-, money than any other house in this section
of the country can or wii! name
Indeed, it has long since ceased to be a matter of conjecture
as to what establishment in this city justly assumes the title:
"Leading House Furnishing Concern of .Bittsburg." By rea
son of their peerlessly large stock, pretty styles, reliable qual
ities, low prices and very liberal manner of conductingBbusi- -
Keech's are recognized 6y the Press and Public
as the Foremost Furniture and Carpet House
in Western Pennsylvania.
They cater to no particular class of people, but are patronized
by the masses young and old, rich and poor. All find it to
their interest to come to the great House Furnishing Bazaar,.
923 and 925 Penn "avenue.
FOR THE COMING FALL SEASON
in particular, Keech's present a wonderful array of matchless
attractions. Their new lines of Parlo'r and Chamber Suites
are perfect marvels of the cabinet maker's art, while the prices
are within the reach of all. Equally great inducements are
offered to buyers of Carpets or Curtains. Large importations
of the latter have been received lately and placed in stqek.
They should be seen by every lady before purchasing.
Groods Sold, for Oasli
or oii Credit.
923 and 925
iNeaa? 2Sn -n
ty Open Saturday Nights till. 10
Penn avenue 1
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