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feA Writer Has a Vision, and it Clothes
a City's Poles With Foliage.
A MYRIAD CEDARS AKD CHESTNUTS
All Dressed in Living Green to Shade Oar
MIGHT! TOEESTS DISROBED FOE WIRES
2 the days of that
worthy caliph whom
the faifKfnl Tin v TiflTnpil
McCallin, the First,
Mononjrahela an in
quisitive man. And,
Agoing forth one even
ting, this person chanced
Jto perceive an unhappy
individual, whom the fames of the wine cnp
had left heirless, leaninc for support against
a "Wood street telegraph cole.
"By the beard of my father !" exclaimed
the inquisitive one, "these be useful ob
structions, these long, unsightly telegraph,
telephone and tele-illuminating poles !"
And, pondering over what he had seen, he
began to ask himself the history of these
poles where they had come from, how they
were hewn into shape, and in what quanti
ties they stood, through the streets and by
ways of the good city of Pittsburg.
"It is a curious subject," he said, "and
not uninteresting withaL Iwillhasten forth
with to the wise Secretary that rules in the
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HOW THE SOUTH SIDE OF FIFTH AVENUE "WOULD APPEAB LOOKING "WEST FEOM
SMITHFIELD IF THE POLES HAD THEIE FOLIAGE.
offices of one of the light companies. Per
chance he may tell me all about these
So sayinc, he hurried down the thronged
streets, passing myriads of poles upon his
way, and reached, at length, the office of
the Secretary. .Not forgetting to leave his
shoes upon the doormat, and prostrating
himself humbly to the level of the carpet,
according to the custom of the faithful, the
inquisitive man thus addressed the wise
"In the name of the Prophet, haill I
have come hither to learn certain facts con
cerning Pittsburg telegraph and electric
poles. Sunbeam of the Morning, can you
inform me of what wood they are, where
they come from, and how many of the kind
Pittsburg now possesses?"
The magnanimous Secretary lifted his
eyes and replie : "Dog of an inquirer, you
ask wondrous questions. Know, then, that
the poles of Pittsbnrg are almost beyond
counting. To every mile of wire, even in
the suburbs, there are over 25 poles, and in
the crowded marts of the city you will find
some GO poles to the mile. There are in
Pittsburg about 10,000 miles of wire, accord
ing to a high authority, cited some three
years since. Draw your own conclusions,
oh man with the ugly face!"
"That would make oyer 200,000 poles!"
quoth the inquisitive man.
"Perhaps more." said the wise Secretary,
puffine his chibouk. "As to where the tim
ber comes from, and how it is shaped into
poles, that is not difficult to narrate. These
ungainly poles were once graceful cedars
and odorous chestnuts "
"Chestnutsl" cried the inquisitive man.
"May my beard come out by the roots if
that be net the reason why such stale stories
are sent to some or the newspapers over the
wires! These chestnuts are infectious, it
The sage Secretary looked with supreme
disdain upon the speaker. "Son of a mag
pie," he exclaimed, "cease thy chatter, and
be instructed. Tl e great majority of the
poles are of cedarwood. They come from
the vast forests of Canada and Michigan,
where for ajes they reared their giant crests
above the virgin earth, till the ruthless ax
of the clearer laid them low. By the shores
ol the great lakes they are stripped of their
luxuriant foliage and sent to these distant
cities of the South, East and "West, In our
yards the workmen hack them of their bark,
and hew them into shape, docking them of
their fair proportions and leaving them un
sightly poles ready for either the painter's
brush or the lineman's spurs. "When fin
ished they vary in size from 25- to
CO feet, and are set up throughout
the city wherever needed and most ob
structive to the view.
"In some parts of Pittsburg the poles are
forest thick. Along Fifth avenue, between
the two decidedly adjacent thoroughfares of
Smithfield and "Wood, there are not less
than eight of those great poles. That is all
I know about telegraph or other poles. I
""With regard to the painting " began
the inquisitive man.
"I have spoken!" reiterated the sapient
"Will you not inform your servant "
implored the inquisitive man.
"What ho, without!" the Secretary ex
claimed. "Drop this persevering offspring
of a dyspeptic mule over the nearest ban
nisters.' "Kismet!" cried the inquisitive one. "I
am resigned. Salaam to your Excellency.
Son of the Morning, good afternoon!"
In a short space of time the inquirer was
once more in the street, among the telegraph
poles. There they stood long rows ol sap
less, none too slender, posts, alone the side
walks and at the corners; miles upon miles
of posts stretching through street and alley
from one end of the city to the other.
"Spoils ol a mighty forest I" exclaimed
the inquisitive man, as he sauntered in the
direction of Fifth avenue. "Would that
vou had never fallen from your places in
the ranks of sylvan legions! Would that
vou still stood, proudly panoplied in all the
verdure of the woodland I Would that your
luxuriant foliage still dallied with the
breezes here in our midst, if not id your far
Just then an idea shot athwart the intel
lect of the inquisitive man. What if leaves
and branches still grew upon these naked
poles 1 What if every telegraph or electric
post within the city were robed once more
in its native green 1
"By the dove of the"Prophet!" he cried,
"it would be a glorious prospect. Imagine
the long rows of cedars, worthy of flourish
ing upon Lebanon itselll Imagine but
stayl I will close mine eyes, and look upon
this beautilul vision of the Pittsburg that
thus may be! "What do I behold? A
mighty forest spreads its roots in the very
heart of this bustling cityl Tall, shapely
cedars overshadow our highest business
houses; fragrant chestnuts unfold their
milkwhite buds, in the very center of our
most frequented thoroughfares. Avenues in
name become in good sooth avenues beau
tiful in a thousand hues of foliage green
with the radiance of summer, red with
autumn's loveliest dyesl The birds carol
sweet and loud amid the roar
of the market place and the war of many
tongues. Leaves flutter down upon the
plotting merchant as he hastens toward his
office, visiting him with tender touch per
haps recalling the wild joys of a long-gone
boyhood, spent beneath trees akin to those
which whisper in the wind above his head.
Children play in front cf the cable cars be
neath the trees, and live no longer in the
foetid air of the town. There is a newer.
brighter atmosphere around them; their
young lives grow to maturity free from the
depressing influence of the gloomy, cneer
less street. The roar of 'the city is dulled
bv the thick mantle of abundant foliage
the ear is no longer deafened with ceaseless
noise. Un busy Fifth avenue tne
chestnut bonghs form graceful arches
overhead. Smithfield street becomes
a very wood, instinct with the life of the
forests. The newsboys throw missiles at
squirrels building in the' topmost branches
and swarming up the rugged trunks to nest
among the leaves. I see them snatching
hasty lunches astride of the swaying
boughs. I see the obnoxious policeman
commanding them to descend. I see them
making mouths at the guardian of the law,
and daring him to tempt the light branches
with his corpulent person. I see them "
Here the vision of the inquisitive man
came to an untimely end. "Whatever might
have been his snbseqnent flights of imagina
tion, it is impossible to say, for at this
moment his eyes being fast closed as has
been previously narrated he came full tilt
against a telegraph pole at the corner of the
street, and spoiled the contour of his aquiline
"Demon of demons!" he exclaimed, open
ing his eves. "Tnis is what comes of patron
izing poles. Out upon ye, senseless tim
bers, unadorned! May Allah never grant
you a raindrop to moisten your sapless
fibers! May never bird perch upon your
hideous tops or gladden your ungrateful
hearts with melody! May "the great Caliph
McCallin, whom all men call Mayor, pro
claim you, by force of ordinance, to be
abolished at the earliest opportunity!"
So saying, the inquisitive one hied him
back whence he had come, and was never
again known to express any curiosity in the
matter of telegraph poles. Bbekak.
THEI CEI TOR WATER.
Residents Below Berron mil Supplied by a
While a Dispatch reporter was investi
gating a matter in the Thirteenth ward, he
discovered one of the incongruities of muni
cipal legislation, la a steep ravine flanked
on one side by the Twenty-eighth street hill
and on the other by Herron Hill, there have
been within the past seven months about 130
houses erected. The dwellings are commo
dious, and have been built by thrifty work
men. Most of the structures are frame and
in close proximity to each other, but they
are in a perilous condition, not having
any supply of city water. Mauy of
the residents on Brereton avenue which
runs in acircuit from Thirty-third street to
Twenty-eighth street are complaining bit
terly that council did not pass an ordinance
for the laying of water pipes in their dis
trict. They claim that the nearest fireplug
is 2,000 feet away from them.
Mr. Samuel Thompson, a resident on the
avenue, said if afire was to break out in
any part of this ravine, the consequence
would be great. He stated that before
water could be turned on the fire the whole
place would he in flames without the possi
bility of saving a house. He further said
that "frequent petitions had been presented
to councils setting forth their need. He
stated that councils had always ignored
Another inconvenience that residents in
this neighborhood are put to is the distance
that water has to be carried for household pur
poses. The old Hebrew custom can b seen
in this ward, women with ancient pitchers
drawing water from a well, and taking it to
their homes, possibly a quarter of a mile
away. The residents assert that it is an
outrage to ignore them in this manner. One
old lady said that it required a half a day
to bring water on washing day. As a mat
ter of hygiene and safety they demand an
immediate investigation of their wants.
PASSED THE ALLOTTED SPAN.
An Old French Lady Who Was Over 100
lean In This Yule or Tears.
An old lady, who attained to more than
the Biblical allowance of man's tenure on
life, and reached the reverential age ot a
centenarian she had exceeded 100 years by
6 months passed away yesterday in the
person of Mrs. Magdelena Burton. The old
lady had been an inmate of St. Francis
Hospital, on Forty-fourth street, for the
past year and a half, or since her son. Mr.
Michael Burton, formerly of Carson street,
with whom she resided, left the city to pur
sue his occupation ot glassblower at Jean
nette. Mrs. Burton was a Frenchwoman,
and claimed Lorraineas the place of her
nativity. Her family included one daughter
and four sons, two of whom died in France.
She lost two sous in the late war, one of
them being killed at Gettysburg.
New to-day in upholstery department for
drapery or chamber curtains Japanese
tinsel crepes, Japanese figured crepes.
Booos & Buhl.
Eveet family in Allegheny county can
save fully ?30 per year in actual money on
the wear "and tear of their clothes by using
"Walker's wax soap. siwrhF
Don't let whisky get the best of you, but
get the best of whisky. Klein's Silver Age
rye only $1 SO per "full quart. For sale
everywhere, Ask-lor.it, mwp
CONGRESS TO KESCUE
The Tomb of Washington From Its
Present State of Neglect
FEATUEES THAT NEED AMENDING.
Francis Wilson's Description of aYMtto
THE GRKAT-WOEK OP EDWARD EVEBETT
ICOKBBSPONDKHCE OF TIM DISPATCH. 1
Washington, November 2. The stirr
ing up which the friends of the Knights
Templar here and elsewhere have given to
the Mount Vernon Association may result
in a Congressional investigation, and it is
nnuihle ihtt Rnvnrntnent will take hold of
the home and last resting-place of the father
of his country and manage it for the good of
the people who venerate the memory of the
late Washington, and who think, with some
justice, that the entrance to the American
Mecca should not be blocked by a ticket
taker. No one will fail to honor the La
dies' Begents' Association for the work it
has done in preserving the Washington es
tate at Mount Vernon, but the work which
these ladies undertook was work which
Congress should have done, and Congress
should take it off their bands even now.
When Eussell Sage, the celebrated New
Tork financier, was a member of Congress,
he originated and strongly ad vocated the plan
for the purchase of Mount Vernon by the
Government and its preservation as a place
of historical interest fo the whole people of
the United States. He was not successful,
however, and, the estate would have been
sold under the auctioneer's hammer had it
not been for Edward Everett. Miss Ann
Pamela Cunningham originated the plan to
purchase Mount Vernon by private sub
scription, and set it forth in an address to
the women of the "United States, signed "A
Southern Matron," which she put in circu
lation in 1853.
ONE MAN'S WOBK.
Mr. Everett seconded her efforts and un
dertook, individually, to raise much of the
money necessary to carry out her plans.
He delivered March 19,'l856, till June,
1859122 times his oration on Washing
ton, the proceeds being devoted to the
Mount Vernon fund. From these lectures
he derived more than 58,000. In the
autumn of 1858 he made a contract with
Robert Bonner, proprietor of the New York
Ledger, to furnish 52 weekly articles for
that paper in consideration of $10,000, to be
paid in advance to the Monnt Vernon fund.
In addition to the 68,000 raised by his in
dividual efforts, Mr. Everett started a 50
cent subscription fund among the readers of
the Ledger, which realized more than
The Mount Vernon estate and the house in
which Washington died are maintained by
the Begents' Association, which is com
posed of ladies from the different States. No
one profits financially, in the management
of it. The money received from visitors for
admittance to the grounds and for souvenirs
is used to keep the grounds in condition and
to improve the house and its surroundings
so as to restore them as nearly as possible to
their original condition. The fare charged
the visitors who go to Monnt Vernon by
boat is 1. This includes admittance to the
grounds. For this the owners of the boat
turn over to the Begents' Association 34 per
cent of the gross proceeds from passengers.
something op a monopoly.
Only one boat is permitted to make the
landing at Mount Vernon. It is claimed
that there is no profit in the 66 cents re
ceived from each passenger for this trip
down the river, but those who have seen the
crowded condition of the boat in all kinds
of weather, day after day throughout the
year, will hardly give this statement im
plicit credence. There is nothing very im
pressive about the trip to Mount Vernon,
and little there to inspire reverence. The
passengers are forced to listen to the wheezy
music of two violins and a harp all the way
down the river and back again, and are ex
pected to fill the hats of the musicians with
small coins, a custom which, be it said to the
credit of the American people, is more hon
ored in the breach than the observance.
When the boat reaches the landing the
passengers are disembarked and file like
sheep through a gateway, where stands the
ticket collector who makes sure that the
Mount Vernon Association misses none of
its 34-cent fees. Up a winding path the
crowd goes, singly and in pairs, to the tomb,
ill-looking and ill-kept, where the remains
of Washington and his wife He. On the
day last week when I visited Mount Ver
non, the tomb within the vault was deco
rated with a sprig of fir and a little, faded
A DESOLATE SCENE.
The dead leaves from the trees without
had drifted in through the iron bars and
were scattered over the bare wooden floor
which is laid about the marble sarcophagi.
The lecturer, who afterward gave an ex
planation to the crowd of the principal
articles of interest in the house, told briefly
the story of the death of Washington, his
first burial and the subsequent removal of
the remains, and then the photographer.
who had been waiting anxiously on the out
skirts of the crowd, hurried them toward
the Mansion, where his assistant stood be
fore the large camera, surveying the field.
He was extremely anxious that no one
should escape the pleasure of being photo
graphed in sight of the mansion, and he
screamed and shouted vigorously and al
most imploringly to a few Btragglers who
seemed inclined to remain outside the
group, which was gathered between two
flags erected as markers on the lawn. He
entertained the group with humorous re
marks after the lashic of photographers,
until it was ready for the operation.
He also addressed some scornful remarks
to the few who resisted his blandishments
and came not within range of his instru
ment. He took occasion to remark rather
audibly in the presence of these people
afterward that "a young couple that was
dowa here last week cried all the way home
because they didn't get into the picture, but
the damage was done then beyond hope of
SOME OTHER FEATUEES.
I think the most prominent feature notice
able about the whole place was the penny
side show. It was everywhere. Turn to
your left and there was milk for sale in
George Washington's own dining room "for
the benefit of the Mount Vernon Associa
tion." To the right were photographs in
which, it was to be assumed, the association
had a more than casual interest. In front
of you were souvenirs of every kind and
description. Every attendant about the
place seemed to be possessed of a desire to
sell something always "for the benefit of
the Mount Vernon Association."
The Begents' Association may find this
peddling necessary to maintain the grounds
and house in condition for the visitors to see.
All the more reason why Congress should
take the matter in band and provide for the
maintenance of this historic spot out of the
public treasury. Possibly if the Govern
ment had taken the matter In hand origin
ally and placed a worthy historian in charge
of the mansion, we should not see to-day so
many bright, blue and crimson carpets of
modern make on its floors or so many
brilliantly decorated pieces of cotempor
aneous china in its old, sleeping apartment.
It was doubtless a worthy zeal that in
spired the Ladies of the Begents' Associa
tion to use the mansion as a storehouse for
ancient and modern relics, but even , the
most casual observer cannot fail to question
the taste displayed.
A COMEDIAN'S IMPKESSIONS.
I have in my possession a letter written
by Francis Wilson, the comedian, who has
made the American people laugh for so
many years, describing his impressions on
a visit to Mount Vernon, in November,
1887. It is of no less interest now than it
was that time, for the conditions have not at
all improved. He says: "Passing. by the
"t .j,- . ..f i i. ;
-t - --. (('
benignant courtesy of Captain-Blake ot the
steamer Corcoran, the Arsenal, Alexandria,
Forts Foote and Washington, all of which
"have a history worthy of inquiry, one is
made aware of the sanctity of the place he
approaches by the tolling of the steamer's
"This is very sweet and solemn, and, of
course, eminently appropriate so eminently
appropriate indeed, that I could not help
wondering why the same respect was not
tendered our George on quitting Mount
Vernon as when approaching it. But that's
a detail, I suppose, which has been over
looked. Verily, I say unto ye, it ought not
to be! But one, for the moment, forgets dis
respectand discourtesies whiehare.no doubt,
the result of thoughtlessness rather than in
tention, when he is led up the ravine, lined
with willows from the great captive's grave
at St. Helena, and stands face to face with
the tomb of our Fabius.
"Of course there can't be a great deal of
George left after these 80 odd years, but I
took off my hat to it, and felt sad lor the
many about me who didn't. The good
shepherd who guides the flock from the
tomb to the mansion is not either a minis
ter or a Salvation Army friend;
he is simply a photographer. Ho not only
takes your picture, but, provided your en
thusiasm reaches the proper dimensions
when inspecting his excellent stock, your
pocketbook, as well, or, rather, the contents
of it. The view frdin the steps of the man
sion is unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur.
One ceases to wonder why Papa Washing
ton was ever anxious to quit public life and
hie him to bis beloved Mount Vernon. Two
magnolias, offsprings of the last tree
TLANTED BY WASHINGTON
at Mount Vernon before his death, may he
seen on the river lawn of the place and are
pretty sure at no distant day to obscure the
view of the river from Jhis point. Wash
ington had a gardener from France to help
him use his thinker with respect to the
adornment of Mount Vernon and neither
deemed it advisable to hide the river from
sight, and it is safe to say if George or his
Jardinier Francais could take up the mun
dane cudgel, these interloping trees would
not be the only things to suffer about
Mount Vernon plantation. The houses, the
rooms, and the furnishings are too welj
known to yon, or ought to be, tohaveme
bore you by an attempt at their description,
but I wont to tell you about the acquaint
anceship I struck up with the old, old
fashioned knocker on the door of the west
"He seemed to give me a welcoming
smile on my first appearance and there
after from whatever side of the house I ap
proached he always vouchsafed me a kindly
gleam. When I thought of the many illus
trious hands that bad grasped that polished
summonerl felt "instinctively" the number
would not be complete without mine added
to the list and without further ado I gave a
Masonic rat-tap on the Washington portal
that raised echoes in ancient hall and the ire
of the Superintendent. I wanted to steal
that knocker, but was much discouraged by
the thought that it weighed ten pounds if it
weighed an ounce, and had been put on "for
keeps" when the place was built.
"In the hurry of catching the boat, I for
got to cairy my tourist's hammer other
wise I should have had some fine speci
mens ot the Canova mantelpiece to show
you. Evidence of my vandal compatriot's
presence was manifest everywhere. I re
gretted more than once I was not present
when a few of these desecrations were com
A SMOOTHBORE TICKET.
Coroner McDowell Surprised to Find His
The only new thing in politics going
about last night was a report that Arch H.
Bowand's friends were circulating a split
ticket, intended to procure votes for him at
the expense of Coroner McDowell, his col
league on the Bepublican ticket. One of
these tickets was handed to a reporter for
The Dispatch by a man who averred that
it was given to him by a young lawyer, a
friend to Bowand, who was formerly in
Bowand's office. The ticket reads: "Coun
ty. For District Attorney, Arch H. Bow
and, Jr;, For Coroner, Harry Beltzhoover."
The supporters of Bichard H. Johnston
have got hold of some of these tickets and
are making out of them all the capital they
The politicians were quiet yesterday but
busy. The four county candidates are work
ing hard. Mr. Beltzhoover, the Democratic
candidate for Coroner, visited Homestead,
and put in some work among the mill men.
His opponent. Coroner McDowell, is hust
ling like a beaver. It may be said that Mc
Dowell feels certain he will win, while
Beltzhoover feels confident. Beltzboover's
friends admit that his weakest territory is
the First and Fourth wards. There he was
cut badly by Democrats when he last ran
for office. Democratic headquarters were
open last evening, and were visited by many
Coroner McDowell, when shown one of
the new smoothbores last night, said that he
was somewhat surprised to see such a com
bination. "I do not expect that such a
move will defeat me," said he, "because I
have every reliance upon my friends that
they will carefully examine every ticket,
and see that my name is ou it. The fact
is this is not the' only attempt that has been
made to injure my candidacy, and from
quarters where it would be least expected,
but I am satisfied to trust my interests in
the hands of the people of Allegheny
county, who will roll up the regular old
Bepublican majority, and demonstrate that
good sense will wat:h, and an honest vote
protect those worthy of the people's confi
dence." The result oF Tuesday's elections, both
local and in other States, will be received
and announced at the rooms of the Alle
gheny Central Bepublican Club on Tuesday
night. Allegheny residents are invited to
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I was at last Induced to try Hood's Sarsaparilla,
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Several Suggestions He Will Have Made to
Congress The Order of the Knlsbts
of Labor Gradually Grow
ing Flnnnccs In Good
ISrXCIAX. TELEGBAK TO THE DISPATCH.
Philadelphia, November 3. General
Master Workman T. V. Powderly said this
afternoon: "The rumors which have been
floating around alleging that the order of
the Knights of Labor is weakening, and
that the Executive Board is in a state of
disorganization are entirely false. They
originate in Pittsburg, from a set ofvillains
who are too dishonorable to sign their
names to the charges, but I know who they
are now, although I have been in ignorance
of their identity for some time. -
"There was a recommendation made some
time ago by William R. Goodney, of Brook
lyn, that the Censns Department should
take the census in winter, in order to ascer
tain the number of idle men and tramps
that are found in the cities. Now, that is
folly. The census is taken every ten years,
and it might be possible that employment
would be given to these idle men during
that particular year, in order to keep the
real truth quiet. I think it shonld be the
duty of the National Labor Department to
take statistics every year, in the winter, and
then we would know something about the
number of men who are unemployed, and
we would be better enabled to base legisla
tion on measures of reform that will repre
sent the true state of affairs and not a mere
"I believe that we should urge upon Con
gress," Mr. Powderly continued, "to in
struct Superintendent of the Census Porter
to ascertain the number of persons who own
their own homes, and of those who own and
operate their own farms, as well as those
whose homes and farms are mortgaged; and
also the number and extent of these mort
gages and the names ot those who own them.
Then we will know who own the country. I
intend to introduce in our general assembly
a plan by which a memorial shall becircu
lated and presented to Congress, petitioning
that body to take action with regard to these
A W. Wricht, member of the Executive
Board, said in reference to the alleged weak
ness in the order: "At the end of the last
quarter, July, we had a paid-in per capita
tax of $12,720. Now, in addition to this,
there are certain assemblies that are not
compelled to pay this tax those who have
been on a strike and those who have assisted
strikers, as in the case of the Braidwood
miners' strike, which relieved nearly 18,000
members from this tax. Last week we
issued 20 charters to newly-organized assem
blies." Ladles' Fob Chains
In great variety of styles at Henry Terhey
den's Jewelry House." 530 Smithfield st.
C. Baeuerlein Brewing Co., Ben
netts, Pa., brewers of Wiener, standard and
Kulmbacher lager beer. irwF
Natural Gas Bills Reduced 75 Per Cent.
O'KeefeGas Appliance Co. ,34 Fifth av.
HARTLEY McKEE Thursday evening,
October 31, by-Rev. J. H. Sutherland, Thomas
H. Hartley and Alice aIcKee. 2
BLACK At 4:15 v. m., November 8, Alex
ander Black, of Beaver Falls, in the 62d
year ot his age.
Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law,
Edward Snodgrass, 65 Irwin avenue, AUe
gheny, to-dat (Monday) at 2 P. M,
Beaver Falls papers please copy.
BURTON On Sundav mornlnjr, November
3, I8S9, Magdelena, mother of Michael Bur
ton, formerly of the Southslde, now of Jean
nette, Fa., aged 100 years 6 months.
Funeral on Tuesday Morning, November
5. Services at St. Michael's Church, South
side, at 9.30 o'clock. Friends of the family are
respectfully invited to attend.
CAMPBELLOn Sunday morning, Novem
ber 3, 1889, at 430, of diphtheria, Catherine
J., beloved daughter of villiam A. J. and the
late Catherine A Campbell aged 10 years 8
months 10 days.
Funeral will take place from the residence of
her rjaronts, 42 Martin street, at 2 o'clock Mon
day afternoon. Friends of the family are
invited to attend.
DOBSON On Saturday, November 2, 1689,
at 5.30 F. M., at his residence, at 42 Eighteenth
street, city, George Bobson, father-in-law of
Henry Baber. ,
Funeral will take place Monday, November
4, at 8.30 A. M., from his late residence. Friends
of family respectfully Invited to attend.
HULPZ On Saturday. November 2, 1889, at
2.30 P. jr., Harrison Hulpz, aged 78 years.
Funeral on Wednesday, at 10 A. it., from
his late residence, five miles out Southern
avenne, Baldwin township. Interment in
Bethel Cemetery. Carriages will leave Sem
melrock's undertaking rooms, 1720 Carson
street, Southside, Pittsburg, at 8:30 A. it.
Friends of the family are respectfully Invited
to attend. 3
KERNAH On Friday, November 1, 1889, at
2 p. m., James Keenan, in his 67th year.
Funeral from his lata residence, Stanton ave
nue, Eighteenth ward, on Monday morning,
at 8:30 o'clock. Friends of the family are re
spectfully invited to attend. 3
KEARNS On Thursday moraine October
31, 1889. at 4U0 o'clock, CHARLOTTE A.
Kearns, at the residence of her sister, Jlrs.
M. J. O'Neill, corner of Stanton and Hiland
Funeral Monday morning, November 4, at
8.30 o'clock. Services at Sacred Heart Church,
Center avenue, at 9 A. M. Friends of the fam
ily are respectfully lnyited to attend.
LOW On Sunday, November 3, 18S9, at 3.30
p. m., Vincent Fisher Low, infant son of
"William D. and Mary A Low.
RINAMAN On Sundav, November 3, 1889.
at 10:25 A. M., Blanch W. RINAMAN, in her
Funeral services at her mother's residence,
44 Charles street, Allegheny, on Tuesday, 5th
irist, at 2:30 P. H. Interment private at a later
SULLIVAN At the residence of his uncle,
John Sullivan, Lecky's road, Allegheny, on
baturday, November 2. J8S9, at 11 P. M., FAT
RICK Sullivan, aged 24 years and 4 months
Requiem mass at St. Andrew's R. C. Church,
Beaver avenue, Tuesday, 5th inst., at 8 a.m.
Interment In St. Mary's Cemetery later.
Friends of the family are respectfully invited
to attend. 2
TARPY On Saturday, November 2, 1889, at
1:45 p. m.. Thomas T. Tarpy, son of James
and Briuget Tarpy, aged 31 years 10 months and
Funeral from his lato residence, 09 Rebecca
Btreet, Allegheny, on Tuesday, at 8-20. High
mass at St. Andtew's Church at 9 o'clock.
Friends of the family are respectfully invited
Youngstown (Ohio) papers please copy. 3
WHITE On Friday morning. November L
at 0.30, Kate Deitz, wife ot John White, in
the 29th year of her age.
Funeral from her late residence, 17 Samson
street, Allegheny, on Monday morning, at 10
o'clock. Friends ot the family are respectfully
invited to attend.
(Successor to Meyer, Arnold & Co., Llm.,)
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER.
Office and residence, 1134 Penn avenne. Tele
phone connection. myl0-O-MWFSu
For Most Exquisite Flowers,
GRAND DECORATIVE PLANTS, TREES
BULBS, ETC., GO TO
JOHN R. &A. MURDOCH,
CHOICE CUT FLOWERS AND 8MILAX
A. M. a J". B. MJTJRDOCH,
CI A SMITHFIELD ST.
El'RESENTfcU Of PtTTSUUUU IN tSCl
insurance Co. of North America.
Losses adliiRted and mid b7
JONES. 81 Fourth arenue.
WEDDIHG - PRESENTS,
We have now in stock the largest assort
ment of SOLID SILVER ARTICLES and
fine MANTEL and CABINET ORNA
MENTS that we have ever had. If yoa
are looking for a WEDDING PRESENT
we know we will have something to suit
you at our NEW STORE,
37 FIFTH AVENUE.
WATTLES & SHEAFER,
SEAL : SKIN
Perfect fitting, finest Seal Jackets, London
dye, 23, 25, 27 and 31-inch lengths, In the Jaun
tiest, cosiest cuts.
Misses sizes, dlrectolre styles, for all ages.
that pleases all who desire to get furnished
with the best quality at a moderate price.
T, M, LATIMER,
138 Federal and 46 South Diamond
Streets, Allegheny, Pa.
$20, : S25, : .$18,
It was a good
one, three such
of furniture as
in tho piece
this cut The
both cost and space.
Let us count up the advantage of
this artistic comb'nation of Parlor
Cabinet, Writing Desk and Book
case. THE BOOKCASE. The four
shelves will carry fifty to sixty
volumes, all instantly accessible
when -writing. The added -weight
of books will give both real and
apparent solidity to the whole.
The glass door keeps out dust.
WORTH ALONE 820.
THE W KITING DESK. The face
of the drop lid is elegantly carved
in heavy relief Below are three
commodious drawers. The interior
arrangement of small drawer and
six partitioned spaces is just a
good size for home needs or for a
professional man's daily use.
WORTH ALONE 825.
THE CABINET top of graceful
design and carving has three gen
erous spaoes for Rookwood Vases,
and is backed by a circular beveled
WORTH ALONE 818.
Tho wood is oak in antique finish.
Bookcase, Desk and Drawers all
have lock and key. The handles
and trimmings are of antique brass.
We cap the climax of advantage
by the price, 825, which you would
have guessed for any one of the
It is a type of the good values
offered all through our
33 FIFTH AVENUE 33
ANCHOR REMEDY C0MFNY,
32) LIBERTY STREET.
Dyspepsia Remedy, Beef, Wine
and Iron, Beef, Wine Iron and
Cocoa. Cod Liver OIL SarsaDarilla.
ilrer Fills. Liniment, and extra large strength-
.nino niiotnrs. We hare thousands of testi
monials from people who have used the
eSSTSnSSSSir wTU&Sto SSS.
. 1I MHAf1 4-t AWfc As Sm1va AUa tjfca VAV
faction In all cases where the directions are
carefully iouoweo, seiMrwx
i .... fill
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3 "UTTIIlfc-;0'" Hk
NEW, AB VERTKKKXNTS.
B. & B.
MOST) AT, November 1
It Is an Old Saying "Goods Well
Bought are Half Sold."
Live illustrations of this are the
following BARGAINS on sale this
BLACK DRESS SILKS at 90c,
gi, $i 15, $1 25 and $1 35, that
comprise five large lots of goods
that were bought for spot cash that
are 10 to 25 per cent less than the
greatest advertised bargains about
See these SILKS and you will see
what bargains they are. Every yard
1,000 yards of 46-inch BLACK
SILK WARP CASHMERES at $z
a yard fine and good. So much
so that we know where you will
buy if you want any and will come
and see them.
B0GGS & BUHL,
115,117,119.121 Federal st.Allegheny.
Ladies' Bilk Vests, L. N.N. S., cream, sky
and pink, at 75c.
Ladies' Silk Vests.L. N. N. S., in cream,
sky and i pink. This is the best quality we
have ever shown at the price, $1, all sizes.
Ladies' Silk Vests, in better grade, in
cream and colors, ?1 50 for size 2 and J5, and
$1 75 for 4 and 6.
Still better grade in colors for 52, all sizes.
Ladies Silk Vests. L. N. N. S.,in white,
(2 to $2 50, and the very finest China Silk,
in whites and colors, $3 23 to $3 75 accord
ing to size.
Ladies' H. N. E. A. Silk Vests. In ecro.
$2 for all sizes, same as sold last spring for
$2 50. Better qnality in pure white at $3 50.
Ladies' H. N. L. S Silk Vests from $1 50
to 15, each in various qualities and weights.
Ladies' Silk Combination Suits, Jenness
Miller styles, fine quality, extra value at
$7 50, suit almost as cheap as wool.
Ladies' Silk and "Wool Vests, in low neck
and no sleeves, high neck and ribbed arm,
and high neck and long sleeves.
Ladies' English Noria Silk Vest and
Drawers- in three, six and sine thread
weights, prices the lowest.
Silk Shirts for Infanta in low neck, H. N..
. A. and high N. L. sleeves.
In onr Glove Department we are showing
a ladies 4-bntton P. K. Kid Gloves. New
fresh goods, desirable shades. Spear point
embroidery, only 51 25 per pair.
Also a ladies' 4-button Suede Kid, nar
row embroidery, browns, slates and tans.
An extra nice quality at ?1 per pair.
Also a full line of Snede and Glace Kid
Gloves, in light, medium and dark shades
and in all qualities.
HORNE & WARD,
41 FIFTH A VENUE.
'Kind for Boys.
Buy our make for strength,
shapeliness, beauty Wana
maker & Brown say. We
speak by what the clothing
It will do the boy for the
toughest wear he can give it.
It will bear itself with any in
the city for style or quality or
price. You, vho buy it, will
get no less than you pay for.
Tailoring to order. A new
development is possible ' to
that now. A wider choice
possible to you. You have
had your eyes be daged and
had to take than merchant
tailor's choice. He had such
and such goods to sell that
he thought well of.
He had as few as he could
get along with. Fewer than
you wanted to see. We have
more styles than you'll give a
look to. The very finest
None that the finest Clothing
can't be made from. More
than you'll see if time crowds
you. It's nearer possible than
ever clothing you like made
Sixth street aid Pen areiie,
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Assets, January L 1S&7 sy,5SbS88 SC
EDWABDS & KENXEY, Atpa,
4Q Xavtk fcwaof itntig,
Dress Goods m&
To-Day (Monday MomlngJrpj
Worth 75c, 85c and $1 forjmm
We are selling a better and
finer grade of Ladies' Clbaksj
and Wraps at less moneytRanl
any other house m the city;
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tut instance uur tf
Beat riusa Jackets at fa 67 JUL C '-'
DCMitiuu i iaua Ab ? l-iu w. r.
Dm D1..1. tfr-M.. ..mm ne v
Every one sold with a fall guarantee' to 'givey
perfect satisfaction. Our line of Cl6tli;Gir
menta are worth your while to see, whetheVJ
you purcnase or not. t r ;r,s
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uur untnmmea Miiiinei
Stock is celebrated for:," the
newest of shapes, the riches
01 colors, me Dest 01 quail
ties and the most moderate of
prices. In feathers we shoW
Black Ostrich Tips. T
Black Ostrich Plumes. ;'!"
Colored Ostrich Tips.
Colored Ostrich Flumes. ' v ijafe
Birds of Paradise. ' 3pj
Aigrettes of every Color. "s?ft
Pompons, all Bhades. ''3as' '
Black Birds and. -iC-
Humming Birds. $bH
Parrots and Wings. 1H8
In- Trimmed Millineryjweg
show the latest and osjj
novel ideas in Hats, Bonrietii
and lurbans an innumer5l
able variety of stylesj andlfalfl
at our famous low nrices. --3sb
(Millinery Parlors second flo&r,)gl
Dill I MUM
Sixth St 'and Penn Aveil
THE BABIES' BEQUESM
"Don't Stop .Giving Dolls Until
SO BE ru.
To accommodate those who have miss4 1
chance the first week, we will continue" fix: J
weaklonzer rivine Dolls to all parch mwms1
our Infants' Department. But t&iswiHjjSjjj
uveiy Da tne last weec -
So, babies, brine your parents wl&o-ai da
Our New-Cook Book only 25c. g
Come to our Double opening- of Milliryj
ana floats v eanesaay, J.nnnaay,'JBs
and Saturday, November G, 7, 8 and 9."'1
Fleishman & ji
N. B. Don't fail to visit our, HanjSuwj
niining Department in Basement. ;;,(jJSFffli
FUR SHOULDER OJlHM
In Seal, genuine Sable. Astrachaa, F
Lamb, Lynx and all kinds of tar. Wi
call attention to our cennlne ASTRi
UAPE at S12 and real UABLB CAPE at J
Onr stock ot Seal Jackets. sSacQuesI'Ma.!
etc Is alio very laree and complete. Onrirtswl
are the LOWEST for BEST QUAI.ITIEi.1BpJ
441 WOOD STREET.
H.E-we are now snowlne os
nortltlnm ol i.inrv EPULIS
iNQ HATS, in ail the new s&ades Mtekl
Tbis Mason's feteMfrq
sctTJt. Affiant. W