Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 14, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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Eight of Uncle Sam's Signal
Stations Suspended.
Sergeant 0. D. Stewart Explains the
Financial Hiatus.
General Greely Has Hard Sledding to Hake
$9,000 Go Around.
The fact that considerable rain has been
falling recently around the head waters of
both the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers
has suggested the idea that it might prove
the inception of a coalboat rise, and with
that in view a Dispatch representative
waylaid a prominent river-man yesterday
and proceeded to ask for the latest news of
the river.
The riverman snorted indignantly and
said: "Didn't ycu know that the United
States Signal Service has been discontinued
for the last two weeks in a number of sta
tions, and that a coalboat rise might be right
upon our boats without our knowing any
thing about it?"
Being assured that the public was not in
formed on the subject the Jollower of the
placid Ohio came down to details: "On the
1st of October we were notified by Sergeant
O. D Stewart, of the signal station, tnat
there would be no reports from eicht sta
tion in Pennsylvania and "West Virginia
during the month of October, owing
to the insufficiency of the Con
gressional appropriation for the
river service branch of the "Weather Bureau.
So here we Pittsburgers are with 13.000,000
bushels of coal loaded ready lor a rise, and
so means provided forlnformation as to the
condition of the Monongahela river.
"Hundredsof thousands of dollarsare thus
subject to risk on account of the niggardly
policy of the Government. I admit that
since January 1. 1885. when the river service
was established under Observer Stewart, it
Las proved of incalculable value to Pitts
burg and Honongahela coal and river men,
but" that makes its discontinuance all the
more serious at as critical a time as the
present. The annual fall freshet is long
overdue, and may come at any time. "We
have become used to depending on the Sig
nal Service for river bulletins, and my firm,
in particular, and I fuppose others also,
have discontinued the system of information
as to the state of the river, made use of be
fore the Signal Service began. This is not
the first time we have been left in the lurch,
imd it is very probable that the coal men ot
Pittsburg will present a memorial upon the
subject to the next Congress. We ought
to be given better service, if anything, than
at present, but to have our regular informa
tion cut off at short notice is something of a
hardship. The coal fraternity is really
alarmed because r.ses come so rapidly that
thousands of dollars of damage might be
done before means could be adopted to
insure the safety of the barges, many of
which are in a verv precarious condition as
regards their moorings and liability to drift
away and go to the bottom.
"The loss of even one barge would amount
to more than the cost of the whole month's
service. Something ought to be done, and
"we may telegraph Secretary Proctor of the
"War Department, asking him to make
some special arrangement to cover the
interval in which there will be no service."
Signal Sergeant O. D. Stewart was sub
sequently seen and asked for an explanation
of the riverman's emphatic kick. The
genial Sergeant suspended his usual avoca
tion of throwing dice with Jupiter Pluvius
and Old Boreas', and hung his guessing cap
up to dry.
"It is a fact that the paucity
of the appropriation has compelled us
to suspend eight signal stations during
the month of October. The eight stations
shelved for the month are as follows: War
ren, Clarion, Parker's Landing, Saltsburg,
Brookville and Greensborouch, Pa., and
Bowlesburg and Weston. W. Va. The two
latter ara of vital importance to the Pitts
burg coal men, as they are on the head
waters of the Honongabela, Oar rain re
ports from these two stations are infallible
indications of a coalboat rise when one is in
process. For this month the Signal Service
river branch is entirely in the dark as to
the condition of the Honongahela, with the
exception of Horgantown and Lock Kb. 4,
from which we receive daily'reports as
"The rivermen are np in arms abont the
suspension of the reports."
"Zes, they have been here to file indig
nant protests, and I think the situation is
very unfair to them. But we are powerless
to adopt any other course under the cir
cumstances. General Greely has to do
most marvelous pinching and scraping in
order to make 9,000 cover the entire river
branch of -the Signal Service. Enough
money ought to be afforded this extremely
important ttction ol the service to entirely
remodel it and increase its efficiency. The
Pittsburg station is by all odds the most im
portant in the United States in regard to the
river bulletin service. Not only does more
tonnage originate in or about Pittsburg than
any city of the country, not barring New
York, but the condition of the Monongahela,
Allegheny and Ohio rivers hereabouts has
an immediate bearing upon the entire Ohio
and Mississippi system of navigation. To
be sure the steamboatmen below Louisville
lave navigation all the year around, which
we have not as yet, but shippers all over the
"West should be inlormed of the prospects for
high or low water, and the river men below
us ought to be kept posted as to the liability
of floods.
"The conditions of the servicehere are that
we have 15 stations, inclusive of Johnstown,
which, however, has not yet been re-established,
nor do I know when it will be. We
do not have enough money to run
the IB stations during the entire year.
This year, for instance, we had 12 sta
tions during July, August and September
and six stations in October. There will be
12 stations in November and December and
full service in January, February. March.
April and May. This is the result of verv
exact calculations on the part of General
Greely, who is obliged to cut his coat by
the cloth. Nine thousand dollars is a very
small snm when it has to cover river gautres,
pay for observations and repair of station
furnishments. The observers in the Pitts
burg district received $15 a month during
the first few years of the work, but are now
paid so much or, rather, so little per ob
servation. The river gauges cost S100, and
therefore form quite an item of expense.
The scope of a river station is to take ob
servations on the depth of the river, the
rain all, direction and velocity of wind and
condition of weather Several rivermen
have suggested the addition of a thermome--ter
observation, which would be useful in
cold weather.
"We should have 55,000 a year in the
Pittsburg Station for the river branch of the
service alone. We could then receive morn
ing and evening continuous reports instead
of one per diem as at present. We could
also pay the observers and get better reports
and service. There ought to be stations es
tablished at West Newton on the Youghio-
gheny and 2, ew Castle on the Beaver river.
.. miui ua sicGcswuj w secure u super- I
ior service for Pittsburg ironld be a mere
bagatelle compared with the importance of
the interests involved. Should the Erie
and Pittsburg Canal and the movable dam
system down the Ohio be established, the
fullest and most accurate river reports would
be a positive necessity. Any one report in
an impending freshet would be so valuable
as to balance the cost of the service for ten
General Greely has officially notified the
signal stations of the country that the
weekly weather crop bulletin issued during
the past summer was discontinued until next
summer. The customary monthly crop bulle
tin will take its place.
Rcr. W. S, Williams Vigorously Combats I tie
Orthodox Idea of Boll.
Bev. "W. S. Williams last evening
preached to the congregation of Christ Uni
versalis! Church on "HelL" He main
tained that none of the Hebrew and Greek
words translated "hell" in the authorized
version, convey in the original language
any idea of endlessness or eternity. Sheol
is used 61 times, Hades 11 times, Gehenna
ten times, and Tartarus once. Sheol in the
"Hebrew and Hades in the Greek means, he
said, the grave or the world of the dead,
without distinction as to the moral condition
of those who go there. The Hebrews never
believed in endless punishment, and half of
the same people did not believe in any
future life at all.
"Until less than 2,000 years ago," said
the preacher, "endless punishment for the
wicked was not believed by anv of the races
of men. To think that before that, for
thousands and thousands of years, God had
never intimated such a thing to the human
race! To think that God would be so care
less of his children when such an awful,
awful doom was awaiting nearly all of
Gehenna was the word used by Jesus,
and meant the Valley of Hinnom, near
Jerusalem, where the offal and garbage of
the city were cast and burned. It'conveyed
no idea of eternality. Bev. Mr. "Williams
said: "I challenge the world, with un
prejudiced mind, to show, by scholarship
and investigation, any word between the two
lids of the Bible that, by any force, plain or
on the surface, or in the use of the term,
teaches any such dictrine as endoess punish
ment in a place of torment. "
Fifth Ward Citizens Complain Abont Princi
pal Snyder.
Some of the patrons of the Fifth Ward
School, Allegheny, complain that Principal
Snyder severely beat their children. The
marks of the rattan can be plainly seen on
the back of Thomas Porter, a 9-year old son
of the Penn avenue grocer. Mrs. Porter
says her son came home from school cryipg,
and when the principal was asked why he
beat the boy, he replied that it could not be
done without leaving marks.
Albert Steits is another boy who com
plains of being drubbed too hard by the
teacher. ,Mr. McHenry, one of the direc
tors, things the matter has been exaggerated,
but the parents are highly indignant
Agent Dean said last night that he had
heard he would be called to investigate the
case, but as yet he has not been notified.
Brown Nnbbrd, Charged With Steal-
Ins His Fiancee's Dollars.
Jacob Brown, a young man who has been
wanted by Magistrate Hyndman for some
time, is now safely lodged in the Nineteenth
ward lockup. A charge of larceny has
been awaiting him, but he has managed to
avoid it for nearly a year. Annie Gamber
line is prosecutor.
She alleges that Brown and she were en
gaged and that Brown borrowed $60 from
her nnder the pretense that he was sick.
He then levanted, and Miss Gamberline
having married another man, he took the
opportunity to return. He was arrested by
Officers Gnmbert and Fehl in a hay loft on
Ellsworth avenue.
Morcments of Pitrsburgcrs and Others of
Wide Acaualntance.
Colonel W. P. Bend was overwhelmed
yesterday with telegrams from Chicago in
reference to the startling expose f bribery and
corruption made in the Cronin case. Colonel
Rend is one of the most prominent men in the
case at present, being Chairman of theanti
Cronln committee of 20 charged with the rais
ing of funds for the adequate prosecution of
the Cronin murderers. It is understood that
Colonel Rend is fulfilling his duties at some
personal risks, as threats have been in circula
tion in Chicago emanating from the now des
perate friends of Alex. Sullivan and other sus
pects. But the gallant Colonel pursues the
even tenor of his way. He refuses to discuss
any leatnre ot the case.
Colonel John A. Wise, of Richmond,
Va., passed through the city last night to Min
neapolis, on legal business connected with the
Electrical Convention now in session there.
The genial Colonel is one of the most promi
nent politicians of the South and the leader of
the anti-Malionists. He counts as many
friends among his Democratic opponents as he
aoes among nis own immediate .Republican
following. Speaking of the political outlook
In the Old Dominion Colonel Wise said that as
a matter of course Mahone would be badly
beaten. Quay has furnished supplies for a
vigorous fisht but, said the Colonel, it is so
much money thrown away.
George Martin, one of the brightest of
tho Washington correspondents who have grad
uated from the ranks of Pittsburg newspaper
men, was In Pittburg yesterday long enough
to shake hands with a number of co-workers.
George has just returned from Russia where
he traveled tor several months. He has grown
a beard and looks quite ferocious. He returns
this mnrnin: to Brooklyn and fiom thence will
go to Washington to rcume the thread of his
duties at Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Martin
will maintain a modest establishment in the
capital uity tms winter.
L. B. Lockhart, of Bradford, was in
town yesterday. He is Superintendent of the
People's Combination Land and Petroleum
Company, of Bradford, and State Grand Pro
tector of the Knights and Ladies of Honor.
He said that among Democrats Congressman
W. A. Wallace was recarded as having-a. lifer.
liboodof occupying the GubernatoriaFseat at
Alonzo H. Stewart, Assistant Sergeant-at-Armsof
the United States Senate,fwhohas
been visiting his brother, Sergeant O. D. Stew
art, of the United States Signal Service, dur
ing the past week, returned to Washington last
Saturday night. Mr. Stewart visited points of
interest in and about Pittsburg and was most
agreeably impressed with the city.
D. B. McGregor and C. E. Hattie, of
Inverness, Scotland, were among a party of
British tourists who passed throngh to the
West last night They are identified with
manufacturing interests m their country and
are making an extended tour of tho States.
A. H. Buppel, J. B. Scott, Valentine
May, Al Holbert and J. H.Ube, attorneys of
Somerset, are in town to attend the sittings of
the Supreme Court,
Judge H. L. Baer and ex-Congressman
William H. Koontz, of Somerset, are staying at
the Monongahela.
Henry Weinkanf leaves Pittsburg to
day for Erie, where he will spend a few weeks
witn nis menus.
Samuel Bellman, the druggist, returned
yesterday after a hunting trip of one week in
Butler county.
Miss,Emma Grine returned home yes
terday after a very extensive trip throngh the
v John Cessna, the old-time politician of
Bedford, is a gnest at the Seventh Avenue.
Incidents of a Day la Two Cities Condensed
far Ready Rending.
At 2 10 o'clock yesterday morning there was
an alarm from box 125 in Allegheny. It was
caused by tho discovery of a fire in a framo
house on Nunnery Hill caused by natural gas.
The house was damaged to the extent of
about $300.
About 2 o'clock yesterday morning Lieu
tenant of Police Thornton, of Allegheny, made
a raid on a house at S3 West alley. He arrested
Iot" of en men ami !twe Vomer III ihi
President Ruhe Says the Theater Or
chestras Haven't Besisned.
M. JT. P. TJ. Will Starr a Training
School for Beginners in Hnslc
If effect is given to the resolutions passed
at the special meeting of the Musical Mutual
Protective Union in Turner Hall yesterday
afternoon, this city will have, at some day
more or less distant, an effective corps of
musicians capable of filling all emergencies,
and professional union capable of legis
lating for its members in every way to their
So far from the M. M. P. U. being in a
state of disruption, a stronger cohesion of its
members was yesterday effected, and meas
ures taken for the foundation of a training
school for musicians. The Grand Opera,
Bijou and Academy orchestras remain
within the union.
The meeting was called to take measures
for instituting a training school and elect
ing the necessary officers, but so much time
was taken up in discussing the action of
ManaeerWilt, of the Opera House, that
the full business of the meeting was not
transacted. "When order had been called
Mr. Buhe said:
"This meeting, as you know, bas been
called for the purpose of discussing plans
for the constitution of a training school, but
since I entered the room I have found it
ne:essary to explain, first, what occurred at
the Grand Opera House last night between
Manager Wilt and myself.
"As you all knon, this union was or
ganized for the benefit of those musicians
who devoted their whole time to the
profession, and also lor those who did
not make a profession of their musi
cal talent, but who devoted some of their
time to professional work, as it happened to
suit them. You are all aware that under
such conditions as these the union
could not live, if it were to allow men to
enter into competition with it, who held
themselves free from the rules and privil
eges under which the well being of our
members is sustained. When then T was
called upon to provide additional men for
the Grand Opera HouEe I was disposed to
supply only such men as the rules of the
union would allow, but I was unable to pro
cure as many as I required, chiefly on ac
count of financial matters.
"On Thursdaynightlast.by engaging men
outside the union rather than disappoint
the leader, I had the requisite number of
musicians together. On Friday I was
much surprised on hearing from Mr.
Schwartz that he could not accept the men I
had furnished, and on Saturday night I saw
both Mr. Schwartz aud Manager Wilt in
relation to the matter. I had very little to
say, because I bad no opportunity, Mr.
Wilt doing all the arguing, but I under
stood that he was not satisfied with the men
I had engaged, and he said something
about being quit with the union.
"This morning Mr. Schwarta came down to
my house and said that what had occurred
over night was all a mistake, that none hut
union men would henceforth be employed,
and that things were to go as usual."
Mr. Buhe next wanted to know what had
transpired in relation to the several orches
tras, and the supposed dissatisfaction of
some of the members, and asked for particu
lars. Two or three members said that they
had not heard of anything approaching dis
satisfaction, and that the orchestras still
gave and would continue to yield the union
their unqualinea support.
Some discussion then ensned on a propo
sition to sustain members of the union who
should lose employment, and a resolution
was put and carried indorsing the power al
ready in the hands of the board for this pur
pose. The business of the special meeting was
then proceeded with. The call was made
for the purpose ot instituting a training
school and electing officer. Also to form a
combination of the military bands of the
union-, and hold a rehearsal of thpmusic to
be performed at the unveiling of the Arm
strong Monument in Allegheny on Thanks
giving Day.
Mr. Rube said in relation to the combined
bands: "Here is an opportunity of showing
the people of Pittsburg what they might ex
pect from a properly organized musical
union. Every member of all the military
bands in the union would assemble aronnd
the monument of a man who was one of the
most enlightened and intelligent leaden ot
union organizations that this country ever
Mr. Kuhe then explained the object of the
school. He said he had not had time to
prepare a statement as to how the school
would be organized, but the object was to
train young musicians and to instruct
others in the instruments in which they
needed tuition. A director would be ap
pointed to supervise the work; there would
be a conductor for the band and one for the
orchestral section. The control of the whole
would be subject to the board. A com
mittee of seven was then appointed to con
sider the details and directed to meet Sun
day week at 7 o'clock in the evening at the
office on Filth avenue,
One of the members present said that he
proposed to establish a class on his own ac
count for tnition in his instrument The
president asked that every member of a
military band would bring along his in
strument to the next meeting, so as to have
a rehearsal of the Armstrong music.
The Brotherhood of machinists Draw np
Beneficial By-Lnivs.
The By-Law Committee of the Brother
hood of Machinists met at their old ball, 102
Fourth avenue, yesterday, and drew up a
series of laws of a beneficial character. The
society was started about two weeks ago, and
now numbers 72 members.
The members state they are practically old
Assembly 791, K. of L., now defunct. They
claim that within the past nine years they
paid $8,000 into the order, for which they
received no direct benefit.
As a result of a division there are two
rival bodies of machinists in Pittsburg.
There are about 3,000 machinists in the city,
bnt so far no steps have been taken to form
a coalition. The brotherhood has not yet
decided to form another association, but'its
members are looking around for a strong
organization to tie to. The Federation of
Trades has been suggested, and the chances
are they will connect themselves with this
Tho Journeymen Brewers "Decldo Not
Mriko for Ten Hours.
The journeymen brewers of the two cities
who are organized in the Brewers' Union,
held a meeting yesterday afternoon in Ar
beiters' Hall on Ohio street, Allegheny, to
take action in regard to tbe impending
strike for shorter hours. The meeting was a
lengthy one and did not adjourn until after
6 o'clock. Master Workman John O'Shea,
of the Ice Drivers' Assembly, Knights of
Labor, was present and made an address to
the men. He advised them not to strike for
the present on account of not being fully
organized. In Frauenbein & Vilsack's and
Pier, Dannals &Co.'s the men are not mem
bers of the union. Committees were ap
pointed to get these men in. When this is
done the journeymen will be in a better po
sition to en orce their demands. It was de
cided not to strike for the present. ..
Membership Increasing;.
District Master Workman Boss said yes-
terday that the published reports about the
membership increasing in D. A. 3 will be
fully verified at the convention of the dis
trict to meet on Wednesday morning at 9
o'clock. At this meeting the 'delegates to'
the convention of the general body, to as
semble at Atlanta, will receive their in
structions. Meeting of Labor Leaders.
Secretary Martin, of the A. A. of I. and,,
S. W., left on Baturdaytto be present this
morning at the Executive Council of the
executive officers of all labor organizations.
Bepresentatives will attend from the K. of
L., the A. F. of L., the B. of L. E. and F.,
the B. of B., and other national organiza
tions. The object of the meeting was ex
plained at length in a previous issue of
The Dispatch.
Onion Service of Presbrterlao Churches In
Honor of Missionaries Going- to Egypt
and India.
About 2,500 people congregated at the
Firfct United Presbyterian Church, Alle
gheny, last night, to wish a hearty "God
speed" to the missionaries, male and female,
who will be sent to India and Egypt by the
combined churches of Pittsburgh and Alle
gheny of this denomination.
The exercises were conducted in the usual
manner, but there was a touch of sadness in
them. Many an eye silently dropped a tear
at parting with friends who they had been
familiar with for years. They recognized
that the lapse of a few hours would separate
them, possibly never to meet again in this
life. And so they parted. At 8 o'clock
this morning one-half of the missionaries
will be speeding across the continents to
Egypt to wage war against false prophets,
and the other half will go across trackless
waters to convert opulent rajahs and the
worshipers ot the great Mogul.
Dr. Grier, of the Allegheny Theological
Seminary, introduced the missionaries in a
brief speech, saying that these men were
going away from them, but they carried the
sympathies of the church to which thev be
longed. The Eevs. W. M. Nichol, E. M,
Giffen, Krindenier, T. F. Cumings, T. E.
Holliday, E. E. Pile addressed the meeting.
These gentlemen are the missionaries, and
they will be accompanied by their wives,
together with the Misses Gary, Gordon and
Bev. J. B. Dale', of Philadelphia, the
veteran Corresponding Secretary of the
United Presbyterian Board of Missions,
spoke on the necessity of foreign missions.
He said:
"The men who are leaving you are full of
zeal for their laudable work. Upon their
brow sits youth in its pristine glory. In
their hearts is enthroned the love of Christ,
which has fanned their ambition into the
lofty purpose of carrying light into dark
lands beyond the sea. With them they take
partners who will help them to minister
more effectively the gospel of peace in those
heathen lands."
Dr. Dale then drew a comparison of mis
sionary work to-day from what it was when
the union of the Presbyterian body was
formed. He said at that time there were
only two stations, with six missionaries,
while to-day this body had 175 stations,
with about 500 laborers, 36 churches and
8,000 communicants. They also had 236
schools, with 9,441 pupils, who werereceiving
secular and religious education. They con
tributed about $108,585 annually for the sup
port of the work and subsistence of the
Detective Conlson Interrupts a Game of
Sunday Poker Playing-.
Detective Sol Coulson last night located
a gambling resort for colored men at No. 19
Old avenue. It was next door to the News
boys' Home. The room occupied was in the
attic of a bricc house, and there were front
and rear entrances. The front of the build
ing was locked, but Coulson and half a
dozen other officers found their way to the
open rear door. They went through the
cellar and up a rear back stairway. Seven
colored men sat around a poker table, with
chips piled before them. The cards had
just been dealt and the players were chip
ping in for the draw, when a fat fellow who
sat opposite the door looked over the top of
his three kings and yelled, "Jehoshapnat,
there's Sol Conlson!"
"Sit still, boys," Mr. Coulson said, as he
walked in. The plavers were allowed to
cash their chips, and the banker paid out
abont $350. It was a blooded game, nearly
all the players being known to the police as
professional gamblers. The tabic, cards
and chips were confiscated and the men
taken to the station. Clayton St. Clair was
booked as the keeper of the gambling house.
He and Tom White, an old-time gambler,
were refused bail, and the other men were
released on forfeits.
Tho Opportunity to Buy Works of Art at the
A number of the pictures on exhibition in
the Art Gallery of the Exposition have been
sold, and it is likely that a great many more
will be purchased during this week. The
Exposition will positively close on Satur
day evening next, and on Monday morning
the removal ot the pictures will begin. The
manager of the Exposition says that the
prices-attached in the catalogue to the vari
ous pictures are the bottom figures, and that
persons who desire to buy works ot art will
not in many a day find'an opportunity to
select from so large an assortment of excel
lent works. Moreover, it will promote tbe
success of future exhibitions to effect a large
sale list at this time, for if many pictures be
sold artists will be stimnlated to send their
works to the annual art display. Men and
women of wealth and taste will recogniz?
the opportunity to foster art exhibitions in
A Business Man hacffests Erecting; a
Market on Duquesae Way.
In the connection with the scheme to
widen Diamond street, a business man
suggests it would be a good idea to erect a
market House on Duquesne Way below
Sixth street bridge. A nnmber of traders
interviewed on the subject, favor the
scheme. In widening Diamond street, it is
proposed to erect an arcade through both
sides of the market house, extending across
Market street. This will take up consid
erable space, and a new honse has been
suggested as a remedy.
Another business man believed a better
plan would be to cut down the hump and
use the old Fifth Avenue Market House.
The building is available aud centrally
Information of the Death of Men oa the
Fennsy and Panhandle.
Word was sent to the morgue last night
that a young man named Dempsey had been
struck by a train and killed on the Pennsyl
vania railroad at Walls station. No fur
ther particulars were learned.
Yesterday afternoon word was telephoned
to the morgue that a man had been killed
on the Panhandle road at Mansfield.
Neither the man's name nor any particulars
of the accident were furnished.
Escaped by tbe Roof Route.
Police belonging to the Fonrteenth ward
district surrounded the alleged "speak
easy" run by Mrs. Mary Murphy.on Forbes
street, near the St. Agnes Church, last
night, but before they could gain an entrance
the occupants made their escape through a
trapdoor to the roof, and from the roof man
aged to get to the ground.
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. is
the place to get your teas, coffees and bak
ing powder. Beautiful presents.
Father Mollinger, of Troy. Hill, to
Improve Bis Sacred Edifice.
His Claimed it Will Eival Anything Seen
in this Country.
Bev. Father Mollinger,. pastor of the
Church of the Most Holy Name, on Troy
Hill, Allegheny, has begun work on an ad
dition to the old chapel adjoining his house
on the hill. The new building will cost
$50,000. A number of residents of the hill
claim that it will be the finest and most
magnificent church structure in this part of
the country, if not in the United States.
The foundation of the new addition has
just been laid. The new struature will be
70 feet long and 48 feet wide. An idea of
what it will be like may be learned by
comparing the cost to a 70-foot building.
The front of the building will be of fine
cut stone, with two towers or spires, each
100 feet high. A statue of St. Anthony
eight feet high and made of gilded bronze,
will surmount the gable in the front of the
.The new addition will contain 14 small
chapels or large niches in the walls contain
ing the Fourteen Stations of the Cross. The
figures will be life-sized. Seven of them
will ornament each side of the sacred
edifice. The figures will be made in
The chapel, will also contain 18 stained
glass windows which will be made in
Munich. Two bronze altars costing $5,000
each will also be placed in the church.
The altars will be made in France and will
contain a number of precious, sacred relics,
which are expected to arrive from Europe.
On the side of the building will be erected
a little sacristy.
When joined to the old building the
chapel will be 120 feet long. The present
structure will be transformed into a
sanctuary for the new building. An effort
will be made to have the chapel ready for
dedication on the feast day of St. Anthony,
June 13 next. So much has been written
about the present, and as it is so well
known that it is needless to say anything
about it now.
Father Mollinger is daily in receipt of
dozens of letters coming from all parts of
the world asking for information about his
wonderful cures. He now has at his home
baskets full of them, and finds it a physical
impossibility to read, let alone answer
them. Last week he received one from a
man in Cuba. The letter contained four
crosses which the writer asked Father Mol
linger to bless. This he did and sent them
back. Some people write to him and upon
not receiving any answer send abnsive let
ters. Father Mollinger is always ready to
answer any questions or hear invalids' com
plaints when they call upon him, but he
cannot nd time to answer the letters. If
the writers call upon him they will get all
the help he can give them, which cannot go
to them through the mails. He has become
so used to getting all kinds of ridiculous
letters that he takes no notice of any but
business or private communications.
Lover of Zion Oreanizo n. Wealthy Branch
of the Society.
A meeting of the '"Lovers of Zion" was
held last night in the Grant .Street Syna
gogue to lay before that congregation the
object which a number of influential He
brews have at heart in this country and in
Europe, which is to render aid to poor
members of that ancient faith to return to
,the land from whence their forefathers wan
dered. After the meeting was over a branch of
the society was formed, with Mr. Morris
Bosenthal President pro tern. Mr. Korn
hlum was to have addressed the meeting,
but he"was unavoidably absent He, how
ever, sent a letter, which was read. He
expressed entire approval of the object of
the society. He said he would render what
ever aid he could to forward the desires of
the societv.
Eabbi S. Sivatz, said: "It is not for any
selfish or penurious reasons that this society
was organized. It is to lift the poor and
needy Hebrew from poverty into a better
ana purer spnere. j.osena mem iromtnis and
oirjerianas, oacK to Palestine, where they
will be able to embark in enterprises not
open to them here. It is also the object of
the society to have the land of old Jeru
salem, so fertile and productive, farmed by
tnose wno nave a ngnt to it. xnat we will
ultimately gain the object we have in view,
no one doubts. Leading European bankers,
merchants, and philanthropists are giving
us material aid. There will be another
.meeting after vespers next Sunday.
Unnsed Property of the Citizens' Oil Keflnery
Co. Burned.
At 620 o'clock last evening fire broke
out in the Citizens' Oil Eefinery, on Butler
street, near the Sharpsburg bridge. The
Standard Oil Company owns the property
which was burned, consisting oLa large
number of old sheds, under which are sev
eral parafine stills. None of the stills have
been worked tor a long time, though there
was considerable material in some of them.
Engines No. 6 and 9 were kept at the fire
until 10 o'clock to prevent any possibility
of the fire spreading to a large oil tank con
taining 5,000 barrels of oil, which was near.
The- loss to the sheds and a small brick
office occupied by the company will amount
to $1,000, covered by insurance. Chief
Coates stated "that he believed the fire to
have been incendiary.
The Middle Rope on tbe Fifth Avenue Line
The Pittsburg Traction Railroad laid a
new cable between Oakland and the Wash
ington street power house yesterday morn-.
ing. The old cable had been in service
since October 4, 18S8. It outlasted the other
two cables about 90 days. As soon as the
last car left the Oakland power house the
work was begun to stretch the new rope,
which is just 21,000 feet long. At 7 o'clock
Sund.iv morning John Morgan had the
splice finished and the circuit completed.
The old cable traveled 113,280 miles.
Dr. Lee, of tho State Board of Health, Will
be Here To-Day.
Dr. Benjamin Lee, Secretary of the State
Board of Health, will start ont with the
Allegheny Health Committee this morning
to make a tour of the Butcher's run district
between the city line and Reserve town
ship. Dr. Lee comes here at the solicita
tion of the Allegheny committee. The city
has no authority to make the residents of
the locality change the unhealthy condition
of the place ana wants the State to inter
fere. Wreck on the Panhnndle.
A small wreck occurred on the Panhandle
road lato Saturday night. Two freight cars
were entirely destroyed and several were
thrown from the track. It was a westward
bound train, and when near the Clinton
Mills, at the south end of tbe Point bridge,
one of the cars lelt the rails. The alleged
cause is the spreading ot the track. The
train could not be stopped nntil several
other cars had been also dragged of
Use A. & P. Baking Powder.
A Branch of tbe Nndoosl Cadets Organised
la rittsburg Trnlnfog lbs 'Yeats to
Mnko Goad Soldiers.
A branch of the National Cadets, Com
pany A, Second, of the United States, has
just been formed in Pittsburg. The com
pany is two weeks old, and has an enlist
ment of 20 young soldiers, sufficient to form
one company. The first meeting for drill
practice will take place next Thursday even
ing in the Old City Hall Armory, which
has been placed at their disposal by tbe
Washington Infantry. It is expected, bow
ever, that the Franklin school house will be
set apart two evenings of the week for the
military training of the boys.
The National Cadets, though new in
Pittsburg, is well and favorably known in
eastern parts or the country. New York
had the honor of forming the first company.
Lientenant Hamilton, of Governor's Island,
conceived the idea of organizing tbe Cadets
about two years ago and got together about
180 bovs, whose ages ranged from 14 to 20.
These boys composed a regfment, including
cavalry, infantry and artillery, 60 members
making up each of the divisions. The idea
proved a success and now the Cadets num
ber upward of 75,000 members, scattered
over the country. The majority of them
are located in the East-
Each boy must enlist in the regiment for
one year at least, during which time he
must pledge himself to be on duty for drill
twice a week, unless detained by some rea
sonable excuse. He has to drill one hour
and a half, and go through all the move
ments embodied in the manual of arms in
the division he has chosen. The cadets pur-
cnase ineir own omm, wnicn is similar to
the regular army dress. The outfit costs a
private $11 and an officer 515. This in
cludes a "Springfield cadet gun," made
especially for this organization, and is much
lighter than theregulation gun.
Captain McFareland, who has been asso
ciated with the Washington Infantry, will
give his service as drillmaster, and train
the boys until they are strong enough to pay
for a regular drillmaster. It is not at present
proposed to charge an initiation fee, but a
subscription of 10 cents per month will be
demanded so as to keep the corps up. The
regiment is officered, as in the army, with a
colonel, lientenant colonel, a major for each
company, 4 corporals, 2 duty sergeants, 2
lieutenants and a captain. Each boy has to
undergo a medical examination. He must
also be over 4 feet 10 inches and under 6
Each State has its own Commander-in-Chief.
Major General Potter, of Phila
delphia, has been appointed to hold the.
jur x-ennsyivsnia. jae nas arranged
to hold an annual encampment, and inspect
the progress that these youthful warriors
make in tbe year.
One excellent feature of this military
school is that a strict rule will be enforced
against the use of tobacco and drink among
the members of the company. If any cadet
is found disobeying the rules while on duty
he will be expelled from the order. It he
is found transgressing the orders off duty,
he will be renrimanded for the first nffin
and removed for the second. Before a boy
can be admitted into the regiment he must
have his parents' consent, and a recom
mendation as to his moral character.
An Officer Smashes the Bottle of Three
Bibulous Toons: Men.
About 730 o'clock last night three young
men, partially under the influence of liquor,
stopped in front of the Second M. P. Church,
on Fifth avenue, near Marion street, to
drink out of a bottle. Officer Rosenblatt
happened along jnst as one of the young
men was drinking. The officer hit the bot
tle with his mace, smashing it and leaving a
piece of glass in the drinker's month, slightly
cutting his lip.
Major Cole Conducts" the Last Meeting; of
the United Churches.
The revival meetings that have been held
for several weeks in the Mammoth Bink,
Southside, by Major Cole, under the au
spices of the combined churches of that
portion of the city, were brought to a close
last evening. Major Cole was the speaker
and delivered an impressive address.
Three Modest Quakers.
The services in the jail yesterday after
noon was something out of the usual order.
They were conducted by three Quakers, two
from Philadelphia and one from this city.
None of them would give their names. The
flf1viaa warn
in tbe Uuaker fashion, with-
out music or singing. One is supposed to
be Thomas H. Whitson, of Philadelphia,
who is visiting in Pittsburg.
Ida Shannon Barled.
Miss Ida Shannon, the 13-year-old daugh
ter of W. C. Shannon, who died about 4
o'clock Friday evening from the effects of
being run down and trampled by a horse
ridden by Thomas Tracy, last Monday
afternoon, was buried from her residence,
No. 114 Elm street, yesterday afternoon.
Foil From the Window.
Mrs. Mary Chapman, an elderly lady re
siding in Millvale, while leaning from the
second-story window of her home" yesterday
lost her balance and fell to the ground.
She suffered a very severe fracture of her
skull, which may result fatally.
Or Co-Operatlvo System of Selling; Pianos,
Is the most successful and satisfactory plan
ever tried. We are delivering pianos as fast
as our wagons can haul them. Our mem
bers get the lowest possible price, because
there are enough members to contract for
350 pianos, and thus save 575 in the price of
each piano; 350 members, each paying $1
per week, will pay for one piano in cash
each week, and we deliver one piano per
wees on tnese payments, juemoers wno
pay all cash, or who pay $25 cash and $10
monthly can take their pianos at once, and
still get the discount obtained by the club
contract. The piano selected by the club
has no superior. Having the whole market
to choose from on so large a contract, we
chose the Everett because it gives full value,
dollar for dollar. We pay nothing for rep
utations of men who died years ago. The
Everett is a piano of to-day, with all the
latest improvements. The tone is rich,
powerful and musical, and they are made to
wear. Each 'piano is warranted for seven
years. Now don't wait too long. Our club
is not yet full, but we are delivering pianos,
and it is filling up rapidly. Send for cir
cular or call and see the pianos at once.
ALES'. Boss, Manager,
137 Federal street, Allegheny.
A Cold Wave Coming-.
This is the prediction of the weather clerk
at the signal station, and our prediction is
that you will me it if you do not visit our
store and see the elegant line of overcoats
we are offering at our special $14 sale to
day. We also have fine overcoats selling at
$8, flO and $12. Don't lail to come early
and get your pick. P. C. C. Co.,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Court Honse.
Silks. Velvets and Flushes.
Our prices save ydu money and our stocks
in these departments are immense. Come
to-day and see. Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Time is the trae test F. & V.'sf ilsner
beer grows daily in popularity.
See Onr All Wool ballings 33o to SB Cents
a Tnrd.
Big lots, all new; the yard sticks will be
busy to-day, if you see these goods.
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Use A. & P. Baking Powder.
Jipj 'JC2s !. ffqv
nuuuAn in uar.HO. -?
rtjv fc
He Ceaws BaekvOt tbe OSehd Wb BM
lealed tbe African Exprdttloa The
Other FeHotr Waited to Go.
JBbt. Dr. "VT J, 'Holland was sfcowa the
item yesterday containing the subetaaee of
an Interview with a Government ofieial at
Washington ..ridiculing the expedition to
Africa and especially making light of the
qualifications Of Prof. Todd-,
"I am no longer -a member of the expe
dition," said Dr. Holland, "and I ofl
speak, therefore, the more freely. I recog
nize at a glance the source of the aspersions
upon tne quauncaiions of .Prof. Todd. Tbe
attack is as. cowardly as it is malicious. It
is the product of'pnre envy, and emanates
from some of the understrappers of the
Navy Department connected with the Naval
Observatory. Thereby hangs a tale.
"After Congress, , had impropriated the
money to send tbe expedition to Africa the
next step was tbe appointment by the Secre
tary of the Navy of an Advisory Board of
three to whom the mutter of making pre
liminary inquiries and ascertaining a proper
course of procedure was intrusted. This
board reported recommending the division
of the paltry f5,000 appropriated into two
equal sums, and the sending out of expedi
tions, at the head ot one of which should be
Prof. Todd, and at the head of the other one
of tbe attaches of the Naval. Observatory.
The report was received, tbe board dis
charged, and the whole matter intrusted
finally to Commodore Dewev, head of the
Bureau of Equipment and Becrniting, and
the man at the Naval Observatory was
quietly Unformed that in the interests of good
discipline and science it was not deemed ad
visable to organize a double headed expedi
tion, so his services would not bfe required.
"Now he is natnrallv mad anA httm talrpn in
'slinging mud. Prof. Todd and his friends
can well allow to smile at the performance
and pity the author of these reports, which
are as contemptible as" they are calumnious.
The latter portion of the attack which is
leveled sauarelv at Pro Sham Neweomb is
simply beneath contempt. Prof. Newcomb
is too great, too noted and too famous a-man
to allow his equanimity to be disturbed' by
the maanderings of a disappointed and
envious subaltern." .
Tbe Everett Club Plana This Week
Will be delivered to certificate No. 68.
held by J. C. Sbarrer, 4010 North street,
Pittsburg. Mr. Sharrer will receive a mag
nificent npright grand Everett piano, and
only pay ILOOjierweek. This is the fourth
piano w'e have delivered on these payments.
Now why don't you join our club? We are
offering you the opportunity of your lifetime
to get a piano which has no superior on pay
ments and at a price impossible "to obtain
on any other than our co-operative or
common sense plan. Call and see us or
send for circular. Alex, Boss, "Man
ager," 137 Federal st, Allegheny.
An Easy Way of Saving; Money.
The saving in an ordinary family of five
by using Walker's Wax Soap, instead of any
ordinary soap, is fully 10 cents per week on
the actual cost of the soap, and probably
five times that amount on the wear and tear
of the clothes, estimating tbe total saving at
60 cents per week, that would be $31 12 per
year, and in 25 years with interest would
amount to $1,167. Ask: your grocer for
Walker's Wax Soap. nxmr
A Cold Wave Coming;.
This is the prediction of the weather clerk
at thesignal station, and our prediction is
that you will rne it if you do not visit our
store and see the elegant line of overcoats
we are offering at our special $14 sale to
dar. We also have fine overcoats selling at
$8,' $10 and $12. Don't fail to come early
and get your pick. P. C. C. Co.,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Court House.
French Cashmeres on4 French Broadcloths.
We offer to-day the best goods for the
money ever measured with a yardstick.
Come and see them.
Penn Avenue Store.
BiaeeUim Brewing; Co "
Bennetts, Pa. Telephone 1,018.
Established 1845.
Opposite Forty-third. st, Pittsburg, Pa.
Extra standard Wiener and Kulmbacher
lager beer. Families and the trade supplied
in bottles, quarts or pints; or in the wood.
French Cashmere and French Broadcloths.
We offer to-day the best goods for the
money1 ever measured with a yardstick.
Come and see theai.
Jos. Horse & Co. 'a
Penn Avenue Stores.
Best In the World.
Do you know tbe best is always the cheap
est? One pound 6f -"Walker's Wax Soap
will outlast two pounds oljany ordinary soap.
Ask your grocer for Walker's Wax Soap.
Use Thea Nectar Tea.
From bad sewerage or undrained
swamps deranges the liver and un
dermines the system, creates blood
diseases and eruptions, preceded by
headache, biliousness and constipa
tion, which can most effectually bo
cured by the use of the genaine
DnO.McLane's celebrated
Liver Pills.
Price, 35c Sold by an druggists, and pre
pared only by Fleming Brothers, Pitts
burg, Pa. Get the genuine; counterfeits
are made in St, Louis.
has been made to please tne Ladies In tbe
Millinery line and we are happy to say they
seemed to appreciate the beautiful display
in Hats and Bonnets, and many were the
remarks: "How reasonable in price," and
"so stylish, too," and that is jnst what we
want to accomplish, viz Stylish Millinery
at Seasonable Prices. We hare competent,
experienced Milliners and we can give you
good value for your money,
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1O9 Fxdzral Street,
Note change lo Mile ,Ead dssplay In ExpesC
ties. .We sell the feeds, ocls-xwr.
"Wo are better prepare thaa ever with
Fan and Winter GooAyaaHoiowssaay
dertaeats. Customers, oW udnv
deHgated wik the woBderfal TriaT
aadcompletenesa of the stoefa of needs
H 14 OU AWBa
Oar laeflMtes are equal tatkessoK"
atresia demands, and wo l-inlrt a4 $
etahB tfeftt Bowhere etoeoasbttjeiedjo
as well Jb qaaJity and priees as here.
Our great aad uneaoaled vaJaes-taJ '?'
Blaek Sflts lsetefe aHttetatett weaves1
In standard aad beet
Colored lk, from Ssnfcs at See
tneet and costliest Fwae BreeaoW,
ever sees la tMs city.
Plain Colored TrisHaJsg Velvets, 8M"
to JB a yam; finest all pare BiHc LyeM
Costume Velvets, In latest skades.
Special barsain Infancy Brocades
Figured Velvets at 65e sad vpward,
for combtfiteg-wHSwoM dress fseries. '
Plosaes, 3So sad 46c s yard (H teases "
wlde);-lsohatflee.3-biehat7Sa a'
SI a yard art tfco.beai abades.
Our great bargaiasiaFreBehABwooI
Casteeres Lupin's she seat Hr,
best la weight, la Safest la feefMW,t'
inches wide, See x yard aote this yftaaT
i- fi
They eest mare money to maVfi ts-4w
are worth 6Se a, yard. Bay these Labia's
French Casaauaree at He; 48-teek at ft.
Another wonder the 8-iseh 'zeal
Franca Broadelotes at H 35 a ja,'
qaaled at tho price. ' '
' We also are s at 68 ay the
ftaest'BreadeletBS made, f oBy as good.
If set better, thaa eteths Oat ace sesaaf;
ior It to 18 SB per yard, set a aSe away
from this; store. "We, have nieaty ot
thesa fer an aadta the greatest variety
of ceiefs sad aewert shades, ealy IS SO a
Next -the tS-teeb wide? AP-wW
Freaea Serges, best esters, oslySec 1
yard. Another ease of away-aader '
Berenl tesge sew lets of Bele
" LaJ
. widtiLv AU-weel . StaKfe,. SMe SectfmL?
tar the best values ever shew 1st aay
dress good department
Largest "Uae of KngHsh Striae aid
Check Fine "Wool SaWags, By the yard
aad ta single pattens, very
Our AB-weol SB to, SB-teea tittlng
tn ISe x vard. Oat mnriiiss ua ta - - -
Ton wra saa year ohoiea of color aaa a.
saadeae. .
Black Bress Good steekfsHspwMh
bargain ta Cashmeres, Bessjes, Broad
cloths, Caaefs hak BsiMss, fase
Brocade aad other latest BOTeMes,
80 mash ior SxHes aad Dress Seeds;
Only a gssetsi settee ot or
stock of Faa and "Whiter styles ia oar,
ever basy Cloak aad SK
Garments by the thnnsanan Jaekshy
Short Maatte, Shoulder Cspes, Loag
Garments, Seal PlashtJaekets (Maad
up), Hantles aad Coats. -
Oar great S Cloth SaKsbsjgeias.
The okeieest aad largest steeklao?
Fur Boom of real Alaska, London dye,
Sealskla Garments ia Coats, MaiMes
and latest novelties ia Jaekets aad
"Walktee Coats lowest prices here est
reliable Seal Garmeats aad newest
effects fa Small Furs.
The new Table Linens are hers? the
new Lace Cartaias, Heavy CsrtaJM
TJphe4stenag Goods.
Onr popular Drees TrhssalBg Depart?
seat bas bread sew novelties this week
In all Black sad Colored Triaaatea';
Hlfllnery Depaitmeat faH stocked
, t 1.
with oharmiag; Trieaxasd Bonnets sad
Hats for ladies aad ehadrea.
Hosiery and Uaaerwear, Kid Gloves,
Laces aad Bzabreideries. Ot coarse joa
Bast oesae this weekte see this largest
3fi& OriTiyrflgQffV OvssVBsSfififSv swu av
weaaerfal steek, of FaH aad Wtater
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