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& OLD JEFF. IN MEMORY.
The Ancient College at Canonsburg,
INCIDENTS WITHOUT BIOGRAPHY.
T, Old Fort Job, and TVhat It ITeant to the
'M Boys Kow Grown Gray.
"TflI KOT A COLLEGE AT THE PRESENT?
(S '"""cu Su MIPS
TJLLED by the countless cham
bers of the brain.
Our thoughts are linked by
Tnanv a hidden chain:
Awake 'but one. and lo, -what myriad3 rise!
Each stamps its image as the. other flies.
Rogers' Pleasure of Memory.
The sketch shows the buildings of this
college, as now occupied by Jefferson Acad
emy. Old Jefferson College is now among
the" things that were. How this college lost
its existence is set forth in the statutes and
law books of the State. All friends and
admirers of old. Jefferson College would
certainly berejoicedif itwere restored again,
and, nourishing now, as in its best and most
prosperous times. If such an event would
occur in the near future, its alumni
and all who took an interest in
this institution would be rejoiced to visit
it so restored, with all its time
honored and endeared surroundings its
old buildings, recitation rooms therein, the
lyceum, college library, halls and libraries
of its Franklin and Philo Literary Societies,
old Junta Society, old college observatory
and telescope on hill beyond "Fort Job"
in short, everything put back in as good
condition as ever it was in its "best days.
On such a visit with such sights, would they
not exnlt to see a John Lamb restored and
beating his quaint jingling old triangleto
summon the boarders of restored "Fort
Soup" in the new college building to their
OUGHT NOT TO MISS IT.
The next place to visit would be the
famous old "Fort Job." In the times of
above college, and, perhaps, now, it was an
Old Fort Job. tt'ilh lis Jioostcrt on the Ferce.
American "Western college custom to call or
name every boarding or lodging house for
college students in the proximity of a col
lege, or used by college students, by the pre
. fix designation, "Fort," to the name of the
owner or tenant thereof, or to any sportive,
Sweet memory, wafted by the gentle gale.
Oft up the stream of time I turn my sail
To view the fairy bannts of long-lost hours,
Blest with far greener shades, far lovelier
Rogers' Pleasures of Memory.
Fort Job was a commodious, square
shaped, four-storied brick building, with
porch in front, reached by high steps, as
shown in above picture. This building
had ample and convenient hallways, stair
cases, etc., fair-sized rooms, and a large lot,
planted ijith a few trees and enclosed by a
board fence. On this fence the turkeys 'be
longing to the premises occasionally roosted
in daytime, in suitable weather, but never
at night, as it was then unsafe for their
digestion and general and special health.
Fort Job was situated on a lane, the con
tinuation of College street, in direction of
"Washington, and was some distance from
the old and new college buildings. In the
rear of Fort Job's grounds were coal sheds
and houseing for cows; also an old-fashioned
well with windlass and moss-covered bucket.
This moss-covered bucket in the shivering
nights and mornings, A. D. 1854-5S winter
seasons, excited no gushing, poetical thrills,
although it subsequently did on the reunion
of the Class of A. D. 1858, on June 19 and
20, A. D. 1883.
THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET.
In the times of that class, on cold, freezing
winter nights and mornings, above backet
appeared "Job's comforter" in earnest, as
well as a broken do wn, poor relation to "that
moss-covered bucket that hung in the well:"
described in tne poem, the "Old Oaken
Bucket," by the American poet, Samuel
Fort Job belonged to Jefferson College
and was erected by the trustees as a lodging
and boarding house for those of its profes
sors and students who desired to be there
accommodated, and was nicknamed .Fort
Job by the students, who seldom let any
notable person, place or house escape some
burlesque, comical, social or sportive name.
The Present College, as Compared With the
In the basement, or first story, of the fort,
were the large dining-room, kitchens, store
rooms and apartmentsoftheSampson family,
who had charge in the years 1856 and 1857.
In the three upper stories were the apart
ments of General John Fraser, then Profes
sor of Mathematics, Bev. Dr. M. 13. Riddle,
then tutor in Greek, and Alonza Linn. LL.
D., then tutor in Latin, and the various
rooms of college students. General Fraser
rooms were much frequented. He was very
Fort Job wasaquiet, studious retreat, and
was reached by a board walk constructed
tinder the supervision of Prof. Fraser,
who took quite an interest in this building,
during his bachelor existence there, in keep
ing it in repair and comfort. Rev. William
Ewing. Ph. D., owns and resides in Fort
Job at the present time.
THE COLLEGE STUDENTS
trere from all parts of the United States and
other countries. They came from all ranks,
vocations and stations oflife, so great was the
then popularity and celebrity of old Jeffer
son. They were of all ages, from 15 to 60
years, and' were manly, jovial, practical and
studious. It was a custom to nickname the
profisors and each other. Some of these
old students are yet recognized by these
Canonsburg was the seat of Jefferson Col
liege, the catalogues of which describe the
(game during the existence of this college.
The old mail stage coach, hacks, operated
by "Gif." MoPherson, Rogers, Zack Law
son (colored), and other vehicles were used
to reach Canonsburg prior to the present
railroad and steam accommodations. Can
onsburg is very much changed. Many of its
old citizens are now defeased. Mrs.
Hunt, the Sampson family, James McCul
lough Esq.. "General" Thomas Jackson,
Squire Hugh Riddle. "Benny" Arnold,
Joseph Douds. of Douds & Rusel; John M.
("Goben") Smith. T. McK. Wilson,
Etq., druggist and bookseller; John
E. Black and "William McDamel,
of Black & McDaniel; William
Hornish, Hiram Capron, college trustee;
"Gif" McPherson, E. Rogers, P. Murphy,
Hugh Huston, Daniel Huston (college
trustee), Henry Anisonsel, Mr. Brice
land, Sir., and Captain Hart,
who kept the respective hotels, cor
ners of Main and Pike streets, diagonally
opposite, and many others whose names
have not yst been heard of.
Of the surviving citizens, will be remem
bered General William S. Callohan, a col
lege trustee; Drs. Dickson and Martin, Dr.
G. H. Cook and wife (formerly Miss Irons),
now residing at McDonald station, Char
tiers Valley Railroad; the Martins, Mrs.
Black, Mr. Coleman, the druggist; John
Brown, now residing in Washington, Pa.;
Mrs. Ferguson, William Campbell, and
others of whom no account has been re
ceived. THE COLLEGE OBSEBVATOBY.
According to accounts of the came, it has
been taken down, and the telescope, which
was therein, stored for several years in a
room in the southwest corner ot the old
college building. Then, this telescope was
taken to Washington and Jefferson College,
above mentioned. One of the lenses of this
telescope was "lost" for several years, then
fonnd in a compost hillock, commonly called
a manure pile.
The catalogues of both the college and
the Franklin and Philo Literary societies
will be remembered. Also, the nicknames
given to nearly everybody and everything.
In addition to what has Been published re
cently in the "Reminiscences of Old Jeffer
son College," the college newspapers of A.
D. 1854-1858, viz: The Grapeshot, QuiU6
tine, Sharp Stick, JPartina Salute, etc., will
not be forgotten. The Washington Birth
day parades. "The Moonlight Rangers."
Further, the senior class parties at
the college president's house prior to
senior vacation and the enjoyment
thereof; the senior vacation prior to gradua
tion of the seniors ami for the seniors only
in order to get ready iror the duties pertain
ing to commencement or graduating days
usually in August of every year will be
called to remembrance. The decoration,
literary society's contest, committee enter
tainments, given in batement of new college
building in honor of the ladies of Canons-1
burg, who assisted in preparing flowers,
wreaths, etc, for beatctifying Providence
Hall in that building for these contests, m
the latter part of the month or March each
year, will not be forgot Sen. The non-sectarianism
of this college and the very, very
moderate expense ot education then at
old Jefferson college Csee its old catalogues,
will be remembered by all who -were inter
ested in the same. .,
The processions, pedes'irian and gradu
ating exercises of Oloine l'emale Seminary
will not soon be forgotton or, all the joy
ous scenes and studious labors incident to
life then at tbe old Jefferson College.
Will not, cannot old Jefferson College,
Canonsburg, be restored a gain? In medi
tating upon the varied sctmes which oc
curred at old Jefferson College, Canonsburg,
those snrviving students of that grand old
institution of learning, can. perhaps, find
some expression of their fetuing3 in this
verse of the poet Thomas Jloo.-e:
When time, who steals oar yean away.
Shall steal our pleasures, tx,
Tbe memory of the past will JStay,
And half our joys renew.
PmSBUEG, November 22, 11889.
Chrlmmas la Com in. I.
If you are thinking of buying a piano or
organ begin early to look; around! and post
yourself. Prices are low now. We do a
very Marge business and do it on a very
small expense. Can therefore afford to cut
prices down to the last dollar, A a result
of our reasonable prices we are selling
pianos in every State in the Union. Write
for our catalogues and we will surprise you.
See if we cannot save you from S.i50 to $75
on a piano. Instruments sent on ten davs
trial. Address W. L. Thompson & Co.,
East Liverpool, O. tts
Ladies' hand-sewed Cnmfnre Klin. tmnh
thing new. $3. Cain & Veenek's,
MW3 Filth avenue and Market street.
A majority of people prefer F. & V.'s
Pilsner beer for family use. 'Phone 1186.
Ladies' hand-sewed Comfort Shoe, some
thing new, $5. Cain&Veenee'B,
mws Fifth avenue and Market street
A bargain on counter to close- out
slightly soiled undergarments for children,
all ages, wool and merino, 23c to 50e.
Boggs & Btnrx.
83.00 83.00 S3.00.
Cain & Verner's $3.00 shoe for ladies and
gentlemen fit all shapes of feet and are
comfortable. Fifth ave. and Market ft.
All-America' Feaat Day.
YourThanksgiving dinner won't be com
plete witbont some of Marvin's delicious
wedding frnit cake or plum pudding. They
are made from the purest materials of out
own importation, and are unsurpassed.
Order through your grocer. mtus
Patent Leather Sheet
For ladies and gentlemen are found in the
proper shapes at Cain & Verner's, Fifth
ave. and Market.
Like the breath oflife to tired humanity
is a glass of Wainwright's pure beer. Kept
by all dealers. ttssu
Fob bad weather, ladies shonld see our
California Shoe, $3; all widths.
Cain& Vernee, Fifth aye. and Market st.
The photographs made by Hendricks &
Co., 68 Federal st, Allegheny, are admired
more and more every day. People always
appreciate good work. Good cabinets $1 a
Ladies' hand-sewed Comfort Shoe, some
thing new, 55. Caet & Vebheb's,
irws Fifth avenue and Market street.
81 00 November Int Month 81 OS
For fine cabinets at $1 00 per dozen, at
Aufrecht's Elite Gallery, 616 Market street,
Pittsburg. Elevator. Pine crayons.
Fob bad weather, ladles should see our
California Shoe, $3; all widths.
Cain& Yebheb, Fifth are. and Market st.
nicb Art Wall Fttaers.
We are diily making large additions to
our stock of fine wallpapers and mural
decorations. We aim to be fully abreast of
Eastern artists in all the new and artistic
decorative ideas, and we think customers
cannot fail to be pleased with our selection.
Cedmbine, Base & Bassett,
416 Wood st.
S3.00 S3.00 83.90.
Cain & Verner's $3.00 shoe for ladies and
gentlemen fit all shapes of feet and are
comfortable. Fifth ave. and Market st
Loot Here, Friend, Arc Tea filekt
Do you suffer from dyspepsia, Indigestion,
sour stomach, liver complaint, nervousness,
lost appetite, biliousness, exhaustion or
tired feeling, pains in chest or Iuugs, dry
coughs, nightsweats, or any form of con
sumption? If so, send to Prof. Hart 88
Warren street, New Xork, who will send;
you free, by mail, a bottle of Floraplexioa,
which u a sire caw. Seadfcs-day, sq
THE DAT OF THANKS.
A Constant Source of Happiness
Fonnd in a Spirit of Gratitude.
LIFE MADE A JOY AKD SUCCESS
r Caltiratine and Exhibiting Expressions
HEWS BOIES FOB CDBISTIAN WOBKEBB
The spirit of gratitude is a constant source
ef happiness and beautifier of character.
A disposition to awell on the good of life.to
look with joy on the bright side, works the
perpetual miracle of turning water into
wine, by making everything sweeter and
more delightful. Thankfulness is the ex
pression of a spirit of gratitude, which when
cultivated makes the world beautiful and
life a joy and success. Had Israel reason to
thank God, and have not we. The whole early
history of this land was a wonderful display of
the wonder workings of God, He having
"sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for
this planting" Darkness may have intervened
and seemed to envelop progress in a shroud,
hot this has disappeared and a brighter light
ensued. We are to thank God foT the country
in which we live, one flowing with milk and
honey, with its rolling prairies. Its towering
heights, its mighty rivers, its ever-rolling lakes,
and its romantic valleys.
Thanksgiving was barn in 1621, but it took
that people four days to give expression to
their thankfulness, and now we can scarce
spend an hour. Thanksgiving means thanks
litlng. Next Thursday is not set apart to
count up onr losses, bat what remains; and
when did the sun ever behold a brighter scene
than is here visible? What millions of well
fed, well-clad, welKraugbt. and. If we would
bnt believe it happy people will gather In
homes of health, comfort and plenty.
"Nothing to bo thankfnl for," some say. .Let
such think again, and as they do so they will
not be able to forget: the beauty of grove and
field, tbe wealth of tbe orchards, the splendor
of the tngathercd grain, peace that reigns in
onr borders, the strength and courage that are
neither wasted nor broken, the manhood of
the country, the pure and gracious woman
hood, the light, love and confidence of
faith In thousands of hapny homes,
prayers that rise like Incense from
family altars, the brave and faithful min
istry, with the churches dotting our
streets, hillsides and valleys. Let us thank
God for this festal day, with its sheaf of lov
ing memories, and as we look on other lands
and other scenes and other days, say with one
of old. "He hath not dealt aowitb. any nation,
and as for Bis judgments Mve not known
We look upon theyear.
Its months and weeks and days
We think or all the ways
Where we have walked In rear.
And at the end we gladly say
Onr hearts can aeep ThanitilTlng Day.
The rntnre to Thy hand)
We lovingly confide.
Id peace we ahall abide
Obeying Thy commands.
Thns life In Joy or sorrow, may
Bo oae long, sweet, Thanksgiving Day.
THAircsarvixo Day next Thursday.
Me. Moodv began special meetings in James
town last week.
The new U. P. Church of Murray, Ind., will
bo dedicated to-morrow.
At Fayetteville, N. C, over 1,000 have been
added to the churches recently.
KrrTAircaHQ Presbytery will meet at
Apollo, on Tuesday, December 3, at 10 o'clock,
The Rev. J. G. Pattjebson, D. D., has re
signed the pastorate of the Park Church,
Johns Hopkixs University has lately re
ceived a gilt of 100,000 from Mrs. Catherine
MOHOKOA&EIJL PBESBTTEBY Will hold" a
Sabbath school convention at Mansfield, Pa.,
The First English Lutheran Church, Brad
dock, held a four nights' festival in the Opera
House this week.
St. Andrews Chotich SEwrao Society
served dinners on Thursday and Friday, which
were liberally patronized.
The Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church,
JErie, called as their pastor, Rev. G. V. Beichel,
but he declined to accept it.
One of the Bishons of tbe Irish B. C. Church
has issued a pastoral denying absolution to
anyone engaged in Doycotting.
The Young People of Mercer Presbytery
will meet In convention at New Wilmington,
Pa., next Friday and Saturday.
"ZANESViiiE U. P. Church recently received
14 persons to its membership; East Palestine
also added 12, and Union added 2.
The Presbytery of Pittsburg will hold its next
regular meetmg in tbe Southside Church on
Tuesday, December 3, at 10.30 o'clock.
Episcopalian services will bo held in the
Eleventh U. P. Church. West End. to-morrow
at 3.30 P. H., when Ber. Mr. Brown will preach.
Bev. Dr. Townsend, pastor ot the Unitarian
Church, this city, preached the annual sermon
before the New York conference on Tuesday
At the United Brethren Church, North
Braddock, there will be revival meetings begun
on Monday evening next, conducted by Bev.
Olivet TJ. P. Church is seeking a pastor, but
are not so particular that they get a "promising-fresh-
from- the-s eminary-thousana-dollar-young-man.
A convention of the Young People of
Beaver Valley Presbytery will be held In tba
Second U. P. Churcb, New Castle, December 3,
at 10 o'clock.
On Tuesday evening, at the Eighth ITesby
terian Church, Bev. E. R. Donehoo will deliver
a lecture on "The Bhine, the Alps and the
The congregation recently organized as the
Thirty-third Street V. P. Church, are to erect
an edifice to cost $10,000, between Ridge and
Elher Street Presbyterian Churcb, Pitts
burg, having renewed their call to Rev. S. R.
Gordon, Parnassus, ho has accepted and be
gan bis work there.
The First, Second, Third and Fifth U. P
Churches will hold a union service on Thanks-
ving Day in the Third Church, when Rev. J.
iiarsna win preacu.
Ok Sunday morning at the Second Presby
terian Church, W. McCreery. E. T. Gray. H.
W. Watts, Vf, R. Ziegler and B. D. McKoe
were installed as elders.
Mr. Erabmtjs Wilson, the "Quiet Ob
server" of the Commercial Gazette, will speak
in the Wylie Avenue U. P. Church, corner De
villlers street, to-morrow at 730 P. M.
At noon to-day at the rooms of the Y. M. C
A. Rev. J. W. Reid. D. D., will explain the
feunday school lesson for to-morrow, the sub
ject being "Solomon's Wise Choice."
On Friday, November 1. the new U. P.
Church of Antrim, O., was dedicated. This Is
the fourth edifice they have built since organi
zation, but they have only bad three pastors.
Union Thanksgiving services will be held in
the M. E. Churcb, BeUevue, on Thursday at
nt 10:30. Tbe sermon will be preached by Bev.
Newton Donaldson, pastor of the Presbyterian
The "Sunshine Band" of Stephen's Church,
Sewlckley, held a bazaar on Tuesday, the pro
coeds going to the treasury ot the "Shut in
Society," which helps those who are invalids
and in need.
Notwithstanding some of the absurdities
of tbe alien labor law. Rev. H. C. Ross, of
Canada, has accepted tbe call of tbe First
Presbyterian Chnrcb, Erie, and will belnstalled
The Ladles Missionary Society, of the
Central R. P. Church, Allegheny, havo Issued
invitations for a conversational party, at the
home of their pastor, North avenue, on Tues
The Rev. F. A. Kerns, pastor of the Bruin
Presbyterian Churcb, was recently presented
witit a handsome cart by the gentlemen of his
congTeeatlon; the ladles sending a costly lounge
and other articles.
Ar Rockford. III., Mr. Moody received a
chek for $2,500 f rora a man who had been a
smncgler. Mr. Moody had told him he could
notbe a christian tlUne had made restitution
to th Government
A chair, called tbe Woolsey Professorship
of Biblical Literature, has been founded at
Yale University to promote the study of the
Bible. Prof. W. R. Harper, Ph. D., has been
electe las tbe professor.
Tun Pourth TJ. P. Church, Allegheny, has a
fruit itad flower mission, which shows in Us
annual report a large amount ot work per
formed: in the past year In hosnltala, prbrata in
EtltntlOijns, as well as homes.
The .Ministerial Association ot the TJ. P.
Ctarcbaaereea. with etfcw JitwilinWaM t
give up their meeting on the fourth Monday m
eacb month so that a united meeting of minis
ters might be held at that time. ,
The acceptance of the resignation of the
Rev. 1. N. Hays, D. D., as pastor of the Central
Presbyterian Church, Allegheny, by a vote ot
25 to 10, certainly Is a very poor representation
of a churcb or above 600 members.
Bev. J. M. Fulton, D. D., delivered a lec
ture In the Allegheny Theological Seminary on
Wednesday afternoon on "The Sabbath School
and Its Work." Bey. J. W. Boblnson, D. D
will lecture next Wednesday afternoon.
THE pastors of the U. P. churches of Clifton
C and Cherry Bun, Pa., return sincere thanks
to their people for the eilts so generously be
stowed. How much better this than seeing by
what subterfuges they can get rid ot them.
AT tbe meeting of the Pittsburg Church
Union at tbe Smithfleld Street M. E. Church
recently, it was decided to ask the co-operation
of tbe pastors and churches in the district, so
as to give permanence to the work of tbe
The Franklin, District Ministerial Associa
tion met in OH City last Monday evening.
Papers were read on "Class Meetings," the
"Higher Criticism." "Care of Probationers,"
"Diffusion of Missionary Intelligence," "In
censives to Missionary Endeavor."
The Bev. C. H. Spurgeon, of London, says
that on one occasion in his early life, after
walking several miles through heavy rain, he
fonnd no congregation awaiting him. Hewent
around, knocking at the doors of tbe houses
with his cane, and so got a better congregation
The meeting held yesterday afternoon to
tak into advisement the establishment of a
Home for Unfortunate Women adjourned to
meet next Friday afternoon In Bev. J. T. Mc
Crory's churcb, on Diamond street, at 2 o'clock.
The movement is entirely undenominational,
and it is desired that all the pastors of both
cities announce the meeting on Bunday, ureing
a full attendance of all Interested.
In reviewing "Whither," lateli published, by
Prof. C. A. Brlggs, the Christian Register pert
inently says: "The time has been when the
Presbyterian Church would hasten to cast out a
teacher in a Theological Seminary who should
boldly declare bis divereence from the stand
ards ot that church. It is not likely that Dr.
Briggs will have to step out of his chair or that
be will be summoned before any ecclesiastical
court. Tbe Presbyterian Churcb, of the North,
at least, Is learning that its strength and fnture
depend not upon casting out or crucifying its
Illumined leaders, but upon listening to their
voice and following their guidance."
Bev. J. M. Wallace discussed on Monday
morning before tbe Ministerial Association,
"What Constitutes a Member in Good Stand
ing In tbe U,. P. Church?" He said anyone
was such who was entitled to a 'regular certifi
cate of dismission; he must be of good moral
character; must contribute to tbe support of
tbe congregation and the boards to the best of
bis ability; must not be known to be guilty of
open sin; his avowed belief, teaching and
practice must be in harmony with the Scrip
tures and tbe standards of the Church, and
must not be under process ot discipline. N ext
Monday "Dr. Thomas Guthrie as a Preacher"
will be opened by Bev. W. J. Beid, D. D.
The Rev. Phillips Brooks, when speaking
eloquently at tbe recent Episcopal Convention
on "Missions," said: "When a man walks
through the streets of a foreign city where
missionary work is going on be thanks God
more and more devoutly for tbe mission work
oftbecburcb. and wants to come back and
bear testimony to tho people of tbe work that
tbe church is doing. The missionary
is the noblest member of the noblest occupa
tion, tbe noblest doer of the noblest work that
has ever been committed to human hearts and
bands. The essence and power of
tbe Christian life lies In the touch of soul upon
soul. Everything else is machinery. You may
get rid of the machinery, but the power may go
on. Get rid of the power, and the machinery
all tumbles to pieces."
At the meeting of the Evangelical Alliance,
which meets in Boston, December 4, there will
bo discussions on "Needs of the City," "Needs
of Rural Districts," "Mountain Whites of the
South," "Needs of the Times and the Alliance
Methods," Christian" Co-operation in Awaken
ing and Directing the Moral Sentiment of tbe
Community," "Christian Co-operation in Re
lation to Moral Legislation," Need of Permea
ting Our Developing Civilization With tbe
Spirit of Christ," 'Christianity and the State."
"The Gospel ind tbe People," "Our Debt and
Duty to the Immigrant Population," "French
Canadians in the United States," "Arousing
and Training th fl Activity of the Laity," N eed
of an Enthuslasn for Hnmanlty on the Part of
the Churcbes," "Need of Personal Contact Be
tween Christians and Non-Churchgoers."
These subjects will be discussed by the ablest
speakeis and thinkers in the country.
THE AM0SKKAG BATTLE.
The Chiefs of City Department Upon the
Stand Detailed nnd Doll Testimony Ke
eardlng the Engines.
Robert C. Elliott, Chief .of the Depart
ment of Charities, was tbe first witness ex
amined in the hearing yesterday inihe case
of H". E. Saffor vs. Messrs. Brown, Elliott
and Bigelow, of the Department of Awards,
6. P. Hamilton, master.
Air. Elliott voted for tbe Amoskeag en
gine, and when asked by Attorney Guthrie
if it was not a fact that the advertisement
was equivalent to a choice of an Amoskeag
engine said: "Yes, but this did not cut out
other bidders; by some slight changes they
could have made their engines come up to
the specifications." He also said that the
Amoskeag engine was the best in the mar
ket Mayor McCallin testified to minor details,
bnt gave no important information. Air.
E. JI. Bigelow said he voted for the engine
and that he investigated the matter to some
extent. Continuing, he said: "But I relied
on Mr. Brown, the chief of the Department
of Public Safety. The engine was for his
department, and as we are all under heavy
bonds I did not think it was my place to in
terfere with the way he conducted his de
partment. I had no previous understand
ing with him, and as he stated in the meet
ing that the Amoskeag was the best engine.
I voted for it. Of course I had consulted
other people in the engine business and they
stated that the Amoskeag was the ,best en
gine. However, I am not a fireman nor an
engineer and know very little about en
gines, as it is not in my line."
Inspector McAleese testified that Chief
Brown had consulted him about the pur
chase of the engines and about the advertise
ment as two engines were to be purchased.
He supposed he was asked for an opinion
on account of his being an old fireman. In
regard to the test he'made no report as it
was not his business. He had only handled
Amoskeag engines, and never knew the city
to use any but that make in 15 years past.
Chief Evans was placed on the stand. He
said the No. 2 engine was received in March
and No. 3 some time after. He did not
know the weight of engines, and said that
tests were made on height of stream thrown
not on gallon capacity per hour. The test
was made with the Siamese connections with
nozzles of 1 to 1 inches. Xhe first test was
spoiled by an explosion of natural gas.nud the
second was made with.the two engines at
the same time; also singly, with the same
sized nozzle. The test lasted long enough
to give entire satisfaction. The machinery
of No. 3 engine did not act rough,. but very
smoothly. He gave Chief Brown a certifi
cate that the engines were perfectly satis
factory. Assistant Superintendent John Steele
stated that the engines were weighed by the
captains of tbe engine companies. No. 2
weigbed 8,620 pounds, and No. 3, 8,730
pounds. The stream thrown by No. 2 en
gine at the first trial measured something
over 321 feet. The witness corroborated
Superintendent Evans' testimony.
Inspector McAleese was recalled, and
stated that he never saw a No. 1 extra
Amoskeag working before. An adjournment
was then had for three weeks.
fined for False Pretenses.
Joseph Cohen waived a hearing yesterday
before Alderman McMasters and fnrnished
$1,000 bail for conrt on a charge of false
pretense preferred by John N. Overend, of
the firm of A. "W. McCown & Co., of Phil,
jldelphia. The allegations are that Cohen,
who kept a store on Market street, obtained
several hundred dollars' worth of goods
from them after he had given judgment
notes to other parties, and on his represen
tation that he had no such obligations out
standing. ESTHANKSQIVING DAX ita
origin and its observance by the
Puritans, is described by Dr.
Frank H. Wade in to-morrow's
EATE NEWSIN BRIEF.
The United States steamer Enterprise
sailed from Dartmouth for Lisbon yesterday.
The tng Fearless, of Coos Bar, Captain
James Hill, commanding; ran onto North Spit,
at the mouth of Umpqua river, Tuesday even
ing, and soon went to pieces, not one of tbe
crew or passengers escaping.
In the Lower House of tbe Hungarian Par
liament yesterday tbe Minister of Finance, re
plying to criticisms on the budget, said that if
taxes had increased the people bore tbem more
easily than In former times. He supported the
political cohesion with Austria.
The indications are that Baltimore is to
have an active corn export trado this winter. The
big operators whose dealings In corn last winter
excited the ire of New York, and took the Inter-State
Commerce Commission to Baltimore
to look into tbe matter, are said to be at it
The schooner C B. Church, which left Bal
timore October 19 with 1,324 tons of coal for
Boston, has been given up for lost by her man
aging owners. Morse & Co., of Batb, Me. Cap
tain T. J. Gallagher, the master of the vessel,
was accompanied by bis wife and son, tbe latter
about 4 years old. v
The news received In London from Lisbon
on Thursday night indicated that the reports
representing danger of a revolution in Portu
gal were greatly exaggerated, and based merely
on the vaporing? of Irresponsible persons
thrown off their mental balance by heated dis
cussion of tbe Brazilian situation.
Governor Taylor, of Tennessee, has acted
upon the case of the fire Barnards sentenced to
hang for murder in Hancock county. The
Governor pardoned absolutely John J. and
Elijah Barnard, commuted to five years In the
penitentiary the sentences of Clint and Ander
son Barnard, and to 10 years that of John Barn
An earnest agitation has begun at New
Cumberland. W.Va., to change the name of tbe
town, and a mass meeting will be held to-day to
make a decision. The present name is consid
ered too cumbersome, and likely to produce
complications. Chelsea, Claymont and Porter
all indicative of the large pottery Interests
there, are the names most favored.
There was a terrible snowstorm at Mis
soula, Mont,, yesterday. All the trains on the
Northern Pacific road were blocked, and two
serious wrecks occurred near Bonner, seven'
miles from Missoula, on tbe Hell Gate river.
Several trainmen were injured. Later in tbe
day two more wrecks, even more serious than
tbe first, were reported west of Missoula.
A syndicate ot Berlin banks has secured the
pre-emption for 10,000.000 marks, balf ot which
will be for compensation, of all tbe buildings
on the Schloss Prehelt-Strasse, with the view
of fulfilling the desire of Emperor William to
build a monument to bis grandfather on the
site. Tbe syndicate intends to form a lottery
of 40,000.000 marks, with prizes amounting to
A. revolt occurred among the convicts in
the Layonlate prison, Tunis, on Thursday.
Tbe prisoners succeeded In freeing themselves
from their chains and In procuring firearms and
other weapons. They then made a fierce at
tack on the jailers, who were unable to quell
tbe revolt and uoops were summoned, when
tbey arrived at tbe jail a desperate fight took
place and many of tho prisoners and soldiers
Father Daniel J. Ryan, pastor of St.
Joseph's Catholic Church. Springfield, I1L, Is
mysteriously missing; Saturday of last week
be went to the house of, a farmer, several miles
from tbe city, and left a horse and buggy there,
stating that he was going out West, and re
questing that they be kept nntil bis return. He
afterward took a train at Shoman, on the Chi
cago and Alton road, and that is the last known
The practical beginning of the new gymna
sium for Yale College was made yesterday,
when a gang of men began excavating for the
cellar, which will be 200 feet long and 80 wide.
This will be finished In three weeks. By that
time the plans of the architect, Gondolfo, of
New York, will be ready for tbe inspection of
contractors, and the contract for putting up
the building will be awarded. Of tbe (180,000
needed for the building; all but $15,000 has been
The south-bound Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul passenger train from Sabula to Clin
ton was wrecked in a peculiar manner on Mon
day night. A broken rail caused the tender
and baggage coach to leave the track just as
tbey crossed a trestle, and at tbe same instant
the trestle collapsed beneath tbe passenger
coach, containing 20 people, so that it hung
lust caught by tbe ends, bridging a gulf 20 feet
In depth. It was a marvelous escape. Tbree or
four people were slightly injured, among them
Conductor C. Wescott.
Prof. A P. Case, a phrenologist, of Akron,
O., who has been on trial at Racine, Wis., for
ruining a 14-year old girl, named Lena Gordon,
last September, was found guilty and sentenced
to two years' imprisonment in the penitentiary
at hard labor. Case confessed that tbe girl was
his child by a woman named Gordon. When
taken to jail he attacked the Sheriff, bnt was
overpowered. He is a graduate of Yale Col
lege. He is highly connected, and carries let
ters of recommendation from many prominent
Tho United States District Attorney at
Norfolk, Va, has been instructed to bring suits
against certain English cotton brokers for vio
lation of tbe alien contract labor law, provided
be Is satisfied such suits can be maintained.
These suits are to determine the legality of tbe
practice of certain English cotton brokers of
employing in the States, particularly Virginia,
clerks or graders whose bnsiness it Is to classi
fy cotton for English markets. These men are
specially trained for this business, and are sent
to this country from England.
The wiU of the late J. Warren Merrill, of
Cambridge, contains tbe following public
bequests: Baldwin Place Home for Little
Wanderers, $5,000: American Baptist Mission
ary Union, 50,000: American Baptist Borne
Mission Society, S2.500. American Baptist Pub
lication Society, 110,000; Colby University, J10,
000; Newton Theological Institution, 810,000;
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facts well ; ittakes many millions of packages of PEARL
INE to supply their demands for it. You have only to
prove these facts and you'll demand it The best way
is try it. Costs little and every grocer has it.
T Peddlers and some unscrupulous grocers are offering imitations
J5 C WtirC w,l5cl1 &e7 daim t0 be Pearlne ' the same as Pearhne." IT'S
FALSE they are not.
CLOTHES PURE AND SWEET.
0 DISHES WASHED CLEAN.
THE CREAT WASHING POWPEH.
r.nnffrimp.fi ot BftBtirt Minister. 10.980: Maesa'
obusetts Baptist Convention, 15.080; Trustees of
the Daniel White Charity. to.000t Brown uni
versity, 510,060; Vassir College, (10,000.
Tbe revenue steamer Dexter arrived at
New London. Conn., yesterday moraine with
Captain Jenny and 14 ot the crew of the Old,
.uominion xane steamer jnannaisan: also me
dead body of Chief Engineer Hayden. Cap
tain Jenny reports as follows: The Manhattan
was bound from New York for West Point,
Va.. and on Wednesday morning, when off
Fenwick Island light, coast of Maryland, was
run into by atfonknown tour-masted schooner,
and tbe Manhattan sunk soon after. Tbe
party brought here in tbe Dexter soon man
aged to get into the lifeboat, except Mr. Hay
den, who was drowned in the attempt. The
rest of tbe crew and three passengers, 19 all
told, got on. a life raft, and It is not known
whether tbey have been saved or not.
Jose Inglesiaa. Cashier of the old Mexican
Mortgage Bank, City of Mexico, was to make a
formal transferor tbe securities of that insti
tution to tbe officers of a new syndicate which
has acquired control- of the bank. Tbehonr
appointed was 10 A. x. on Thursday, When tbe
hour arrived Inglesias wasreported dead. Mr.
Maurice Gulrand, Resident Vice President of
the bank, said tbat the family of Mr. Inglesias
denied bis having committed suicide, and even
that be 'was dead. They maintained that he
was in a state of coma. On Wednesday night
the judicial investigation was completed, and,
though showing some trifling discrepancies,
brings to light nothing unfavorable to Mr.
Inglesias' reputation. Tbe papers and securi
ties were found Intact, and also the cash de
posits to the amount of tSOO.OOQ. Mr. Inglesias
has been pronounced dead by tbree physi
cians, but bis family obstinately maintain that
be is in a trance. His limbs are not yet stiff,
and bis body retains a certain degree of
KOBE NAUGHTY 'SQOiRES.
Detroit Won't Let Flttibara; Havo a
Detbqit, Mien., November 22. The
grand jury, which has been investigating
for some time past the charges of bribery,
brought wholesale against the City Council,
added'anotber chapter to its labors this
morning by bringing in three indictments
againt Alderman John Chris Jacob, Pres
ident of the Council. Two of the indict
ments are for soliciting bribery, jn connec
tion with a scheme which tbe aldermen
seem to have worked for all it was worth,
for exacting 10 per cent commission on all
contracts they awarded. Tbe other indict
ment against Jacob is for offering a bribe.
Aldermen James Tierney, Lou Burt and
John Martz were also indicted upon charges
of bribery connected with the 10 percent
Is is with pleasure that I add my testi
mony to the excellence of Dr. Jayne's Ex
pectorant Ihave used it in my family for
several years, and can truly say that I know
of no medicine equal to it for checking and
curing the frequent coughs and colds to
which children are subject at all seasons of
the year. I have also realized great benefit
from it myself, and have recommended it to
others, who almost invariably have learned
to value it. I always prescribed it to the
students under our care when necessary, and
the teachers willingly add their testimony
to mine in praise of this medicine. J. S.
Edwards, Principal of Providence Confer
ence Seminary, East Greenwood, E. I. ,
None bat Pleasant Effects
Eollow the freest use of P. V.'s Iron City
beer. The purest materials only en'er into
its composition. All dealers keep it.
Patent Leather Shoes
For ladies and gentlemen are found in the
proper shapes at Cain & Verner's, Fifth
ave. and Market.
B. & B.
They go fast. "We refer to that ladies'
Egyptian son cotton vest, cue quality at 35c
Boggs & Buhl.
Fob bad weather, ladies should see our
California Shoe, $3; nil widths.
Cain 8s Veknee, Filth ave. and Market st.
For tbe Children.
Marvin's Xmas toys and animal cakes are
a constant joy to the little ones. Get them
from your grocer. mtxfs
Ladies' hand-sewed Comlort Shoe, some
thing new, SL Cain Ss Vebneb's,
HW8 Fifth avenue and Market street.
TJsb F, & V.'s Pittsburg beer to quiet
your nerves and compose yon for sleep.
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His Versfen ef the Matter.t
Of the hundreds of natients cured hr the"
pnysicians oi me .troiypainic meaicai xnsu-,'5
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iuib uunug me pass six monuu, pernaps -
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plication of aches and pains resulting from
rheumatism, associated with a serereehronis
coneh. caused him untold miserr. Sneafc
ing of his trouble one day, he said: "A.
catarrhal secretion of mucus often dropped
down from my head into my throat. A. hard,
dry cough so affected my lungs that my
breath became very short, I had a tired
feeling, and as I grew weaker my stomach
became involved. Hy food tronld soar on
my stomach, and I had sour, bitter eructa- ,
tions ot gas. I had pain over my eyes, and I
often felt dizzy. My hands ana feet were
continually cold, and I was also afflicted '
with rheumatism. I wonld have sharp
pains in my side and back, and I wonld 3
sometimes have such a numb, dead feeling. if
My disease gradually grew worse. One
day I happened to read in the papers &J
an account of a person who had been cored' ' i
by the physicians of the Polypathia Insti-
tnte of a disease similar to mv own. I
therefore placed myself under their care,
and became entirely cared." '
Mr. "Walter Is a well-known gentleman,
and his address will be fnrnished anyone by
calling at the Institute, 420 Penn avenue.
The physicians in charge treat success
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