Newspaper Page Text
""fssspw f 'm?&rr - rsr-F1
'4H ' ENGLISH SPORT.
Money Bet as Freely on the Waterloo
Gup as on the Derby.
CODESIKG IN GREAT BRITAIN.
Pedigreed Dogs That Ire Tallied at Thoa-
lf sands of Pounds.
"COKTESTS THAT AEE ALWATS HONEST
Lokdok, November 18.
HE e norm on s
Amount of money
wagered on cours
ing events in n
clacd, Ireland and
vear is almost be
As a matter of fact, it is questionable
whether as laree an amount of money it not
betpn. the result of Vie "Waterloo Cup
coursingmatch as there is on the Derby.
Ho Americans tbhrwill seem unreasona
ble; for, in 'America, coursing meets after
"the fashion in which they are held here
are unknown. As the Derby is the blue
libbon race of the turf, so is the Waterloo
Cup the blue ribbon of the leash. Tor
months before the date fixed large bets are
made at "long odds" on the result of the
The "Waterloo Cup is run by 64 dogs. At
the March meeting ot the National Cours
ing Club the nominations are distribnted.
Sixty-four members of the club are given
the nominations thus apparently prevent
ing any other tfog owner from procuring an
entry lor the grand prize of the season. But
thia'plan was made imperative by reason of
the countless entries that would be ap
plied for were the nominations open. The
64 members of tbe club have not, every one
of them, dogs of sufficient fleetness or clever
ness to compete, aud as a consequence they
look around among tbe kennel owners of the
British Isles for dogs which will be likely
to do them credit.
SOME BIO BETTt-C.
As a consequence the 64 best greyhounds
in the United Kingdom meet outside Liver
pool to decide the blue ribbon of the leash,
and, by no other plan conld so perfect a
selection of excellence be secured.
Such men as "W. W. Crosse and K. Glad
stone usually runXheir own dogs, and for
many years have been more or less success
ful. And for this reason many months be
fore the meeting the betting is begun, and
Thousands of pounds "laid and taken" on
the nominations (for no one declares his
dog until the evening before the meeting) of
prominent and best-known men.
TKe Trainer Taking Sit Horning Walk.
The prize for the winner of the Waterloo
Cup is of itself only 500, bnt the fact of its
being the"great event for greyhound pres
tige of the world rives it unnsual interest.
f It is a well-known fact that invariably
over 1,000,000 is bet at long odds on the
" "long odds" chances of the "Waterloo Cup.
; Then when the evening of the draw comes
and at the banquet the card is read over the
betting on the individual courses, as well as
on the "long odds" (or chance of winning
the cup outright) of the now known nomi
nations, often mounts up into hundreds of
thousands of pounds.
I have seen 10,000 to 100 placed many
times at long odds against the "long odds"
chance of an individual dog, and it would
be utterly impossible to estimate with any
degree of accuracy the enormous amounts
that change hands over this single event in
' the English coursing world.
OJT H02TEST SFOET.
Perhaps the certainty of honest sport
f-ln the "game ot coursing stimulates
t sporting men to risk. But certainly they
fr"bet much more freely and general-
It on the events of the "Waterloo Cup, the
t Plumpton Gold Cup, the Kempton Park
' Cup or any of the other great coursing meets
that are held in England and Ireland than
t-ion the turf events, where often the value of
' Uhe horse is determined rather by the hon
etty and integrity, as well as tbe skill of
'.Jtbe jockey. The prices placed upon and
' Jpaid for some of the famous greyhounds of
jpTecent years will also be a revelation to most
F Americans. Mr. Crosse, the owner of Cui
,Bono one of the best sires of the past de
Mcade has often paid 2,000 for a good grey
!,hound. $ ""When Miss Glendyne divided the "Water
loo Cnp with her own brother, more than
'double that amount was offered for the pair.
''SMr. Thomas "Walsh, of-Kinsale, Ireland,
was offered, in my presence, 1,000 for
W""Willful King" when only a puppy, and
f promptly refused it; and the pup died of
distemper three weeks afterward.
, As a matter ot fact, coursing men who
-Iowa good docs will not part with them at
any price. Enormous sums were offered for
SJIaster McGrath, Misterton, Masterman,
LCoomassie aud Snowflight, but no matter
Ehow great the offer, it is generally relused.
j&Che largest amount ever offered for a single
ggreyliound by private sale was 6,500 to
IjHr. Gladstone for a promising pup.
W KO CHANCE FOE CEOOKEDNESS.
Once the dogs are slipped, only their
speed, cleverness, endurance and instinct
turde them to victory. A really good horse
umay possess all these qualities and lose the
Trice by tbe "crookedness" of his rider.
- And hence it is that among the sporting
men of the British Islands and Australia
money is so freely placed on tbe nomina
tions for the different coursing events.
I think it is unfortunate that coursing, as
exists here, has not been introduced in
merica. The sport itself is sport indeed
xcitingand fascinating; so much so that
noarv-headed old men and young ladies are
.often seen at the open country nieetin?
assisting the "beaters" to. drive "pussy"
itowara the slipper. Ana, it is sucn a
Ehealtbv exercise and sport. I have seen old
Jladies, whom one would expect to find in
armchairs by their firesides, climbing tbe
?open country fence and "beating" with
Ithe men as sprightly and well "as the best o'
MjTbe unfortunate thing about the intro
fdnciion of this sport into the United States
gv, vv Cut Bono.
i the wast oi the proper game the 'iieet,
conning, stand-up hare." Of course the
jack-rabbit would afford, and does supply,
some private coursing. Bnt to establish
such meetings as the Mourne Park and
limerick (Clorane) in Ireland, the border
meeting in Scotland, or the "Waterloo,
Kempton and Plumpton in England, it
would be absolutely necessary to import
into the United States a sufficient number
of Irish or English harcsjn order to propa
gate the species for coursing pnrposes.
B. P. "Walsh.
NATIONAL GUARD NOTES.
The Third Regiment has qualified 300 men,
which is an increase of 80 per cent over last
BATTERTBhas qualified 19 marksmen dur
ing the past season. Tbe same number wss
qualified last year.
Colonel, James H. Stbeatob. of the Tenth
Resiment. was circulating among his friends in
this city during the week.
The entertainments riven by the Washington
Infantry, during the past week, netted quite a
little sum for tbe company.
Captain W. M. Awl will conduct an elec
tion for Second Lieutenant in Company E,
Eighteenth Regiment, next Tuesday evening.
Adjutant Pearson Conbad, of the First
Regiment, has tendered his resignation. He
was well known throughout the guard and his
place will be hard to fill
COMPAirr A, of the Fourteenth Regiment, is
making arrangements for its second annual
ball. It promises to be a successful affair, as
the boys are working hard.
The members of Company H, Eighteenth
Regiment, have been ordered to turn in their
old uniforms, as Captain Simmons will shortly
make an issue of new clothes.
Pennsylvania has organized a commission
to press its claims against the United States
Government for 13.000.000. for losses incurred
during tbe Invasion of Lee, which resulted in
the battle of Gettysburg.
The surgeons of the Eighteenth Regiment
will examine recruits at headquarters on the
evenings of December 5 and 18. Captains ot
companies are expected to have their men on
hand promptly at 8 o'clock.
A veetesg of the officers of the Fourteenth
Regiment was held last pight at headquarters.
Theprinclpal topic of discussion was tbe proba
bility of raising funds for the puapose of erect
ing an armory, borne definite steps will be
Captain Zeigl.ee, of the staff of the J inth
Regiment, holds the only commission as Regi
mental Paymaster in the State. Heretofore he
was an honorary member of the staff, but for
services rendered at Johnstown he was commis
sioned as paymaster.
The State Fcncibles' annual ball will be
given at the Academy of Music, in Philadel
phia, February 10, 1S30, and promises to be one
of tbe grandest of the kind. The Governors of
four States have signified their Intention al
ready of being present, and it is expected that
most of tho prominent military men of the
country will be there.
In Regimental Order No. 97, Colonel Coryell,
of the Twelfth Regiment, announces the fact
that every member of his organization has
qualified as a marksman or sharpshooter. This
is certainly a most brilliant record for the
Twelfth, and has only been equalled in this
State by their neighbors of the Thirteenth
Regiment. Of the total number of 1SS marks
men 73 are sharpshooters.
One of the great hobbles ot the late General
Hartranft was that the National Guard, on all
occasions of parade, should appear in heavy
marching order. While it always attracted tbe
attention or strangers to tbe Pennsylvania
Guardsmen and cave a more solid appearance
to tbe columns, it is a question whether the
extra exertion and labor required was paid for
by the slight improvement in the appearance
of the men.
Lieutenant George W. Crede, Inspector
of Rifle Practice of the Fifth Regiment, reports
that he has qualified 341 men during the season
just closed, of which nnmber, 83 are sharp
shooters. The improvement over last season
is 111 The total improvement in the Second
Brigade over 1SSS. will be much larger than
first expected and Major Hazlettthe Brigade
Inspector will probably be able to make the
best showing in tbe State.
Captain E. M. McCombs, of Company C,
Eighteenth Regiment, and Lieutenant Frank
Gardner, of the same company, have tendered
their resignations to Colonel Smith. Captain
McCombs has been a member of Company C
for almost 16 years, and was first elected cap
tain ot tbe company in 1SS0. Under his charge
it became the crack organization of Western
Pennsylvania, and it has been repeatedly
spoken of by tbe Adjutant General and division
officials in terms of the highest praise. The
cause of both officers resigninc from tbe
Guard is due to III health, and Colonel Smith
loses two of his best assistants in their leaving;
The Secretary of War in his annual report
has recommended the battalion formation to
go into effect is the Infantry of the United
States. It is safe to say that within one year
after the adoption of this plan the National
Guard of Pennsylvania will be instructed in
the same principle. Such being tbe case, one
of tbe Pittsburg regiments is sure to be wiped
out of existence and the best companies thrown
into the surviving organization. The regiment
that has tbe best home is the one that is going
to live, so the hustle on the armory question in
both local organizations will be a lively one.
Among other things tbat Secretary Proctor
recommends is that some scheme be adopted
by which officers in the National Guard can be
oromoted into tho regular service from time to
time to vacancies created for tbat purpose.
This latter was a favorite idea of General
Drum, the late Adjutant General of the army.
This popular Allegheny City resort oners
for the ensning week a greater and grander
collection of curiosities and amusing fea
tures than ever. The very funny comedy
Ginger Snaps," presented by a well selected
company ot comedians and comedi;nnes,will
occupy the theatorum while a novel and in
teresting collection of wonders have been
secured lor thecuriosity department. The re
alistic reproduction in wax of the principals
and suspects implicated in the celebrated
Dr. Uronin murder mystery, which is at
tracting attention all over the world, is a
feature alone worth verybody's attention.
Captain Chittenden, the famous Govern
ment scout, with his exhibit of Indian rel
ics, Crawford, the one man royal Italian or
chestra, Major and Mrs. Littlefinger, midg
ets, Dr. l)e Lill, the magician, and
a hundred other objects of an amusing, in
structive, interesting nature are to be seen.
Each week new novelties of a pleasing na
ture are introduced. Ladies can visit this
museum at any time without an escort.
Children can come alone, as the best of or
der is always maintained in this popular
place of amusement.
Next Friday afternoon every lady visitor
will receive a handsome spun glass souve
nir. Saturday cverv child gets a present.
The New AVorld's Museum, Allegheny, is
now the recognized popular place ot amuse
ment lor old and young, where the best of
order is always maintained, as positively
rowdies, persons under the influence of
liquor and disreputable characters are ex
cluded, thus assuring ladies and children
proper treatment at all times. For week
Dec. 9 Manager Scott announces Babel, the
famous cowboy pianist.
Nw Bnildinc and Loan Association.
The first subscriptions to the new stock of
the second series of the Eagle Building and
Loan Association, of the Southside, will be
received on Monday evening, December 2,-
nt W. Daub's residence, corner Shiloh and
Mt, Oliver streets. All persons desirous to
avail themselves of an opportunity to join a
Building aud Loan Association which has
been highly prosperous, will now have the
privilege of doing so. Be sure to call on
Monday evening. Chables Poth,
The last week of the large 'bankrupt
auction sale ot fine foreign and domestic
drygoods, carpets and rugs at 723 and 725
Liberty st., corner Eighth, commencing to
morrow, Monday, December 2. Parties
having goods on deposit are requested to
call at once and secure them.
And candelabras; over 500 patterns in china,
cut glass, etc; the prettiest decorations for
tbe house or table. Eeizenstedt,
152, 1M, 156 Federal st,, Allegheny.
Sometbinc to Toor,Advanta80
To know that the best china store in the city
is situated at 516 Smlthfield street opposite
the City Hall. If you want something new
in the way of crockerv that is the best place
to go to. French, Kendrick& Co. is the
Cash paid for old gold and silver at
Hauch's, No.'295 Fifth ave. nTSu
EAST YERSUS WEST.
The Cpst of LivingMn Philadelphia
and Pittsburg Compared.
HOW TO MAKE THE CITY CLEANER.
A Community's Apparel Affected
GAS CITK AKCHITECTUBE DEPENDED
rwr-nriN tor the dibpitcb.1
The appearance of Pittsburg to a stranger
as he approaches along Liberty street or
along the hillsides of the Panhandle or Bal
timore and Ohio railroads is not an enticing
one. Many of the houses need paint and look
as though the hand of rusty Time had left
his corroding tint upon them. The paint
brush, scrubbing brush, the broom, the
tiler, the glazier, the scayenger, should not
thus be ot the past, long forgotten. Ee
appearing smoke, white from the furnace,
black from the chimneys; dust from the
mills, from the factories, from the streets, in
whirlwinds and clouds. Dust and smoke
mix and search every cranny and crack on
the walls and shutters until the rain comes
and turns it all into black ink.
Natural gas for two or three years was the
pride and hope of tbe people, besides bring
ing great money benefits, as it promised to
do away with the former black, dirty ap
pearance of the city. Under its nse the face
ot things was changing. Pamt had com
menced to reappear, and the hitherto
gloomy crags around the city had com
menced to put on an emerald hue. Vegeta
tion was springing up in hitherto impossible
places. The whole city had begun to put
on its good clothes, and the people were joy
ful that smoke had disapneared, and that a
sight could be had for miles from tbe hill
tops. But those dreams of Elysium too
plainly are gradually vanishing. Smoke
once more obscures the valleys and crowns
the hilltops. Dust and smoke have again
Gas was a plaything, but now it is so val
uable and in such demand tbat coal in some
quarters comes cheaper, and many have
returned to it For two years Pittsburgers
took pride in showing strangers the grand
view from Mount Washington, which was
totally unobscured by smoke; but now the
scenery is only on sight on a very clear
morning, as the smoke is again filling the
atmosphere to a large extent.
wheee the smoke fault lies.
There is no excuse for so much smoke,
even if bituminous coal is greatly in use.
The fault lies with the carelessness of the
managers and the firemen of the mills. A
few years ago a mill near Birmingham,
England, was complained of on account of
its smoke darkening the whole vicinity.
The owner went to see how the furnace
was fed, and found that the fireman, as a
usual thing, had filled the furnace as full
as it would hold. Of course, a great
amount of fuel was wasted, as the life was
being baked, cooked out of the great mass
of it, and the chimneys belched out con
stantly great volumes of black smoke, while
the fireman enjoyed his ease and his pipe.
The owner immediately changed things by
causing the fireman 'to feed his fires slowly,
not more than two or three shovelslul at a
time, scattering it well, and the result was
that there was no smoke to speak of, and a
saving of one-third in fuel, with a fine,
steady white heat in the furnace. That was
with as dirty coal as can be found. The
same result can be had in Pittsburg by a
careful supervision of the furnace and fuel
department; by employing firemen of in
telligence and energy, who won't shovel in
a cart-load ot coal to save trouble.
OtJTEB SIGNS OF 1NTEEIOB STATE.
Pittsburg could thus be improved and
assisted out of her dirty appearance. If dirt
is to reign as king few people will care to
beautify their buildings or grounds or to
build fine buildings like other cities are do
ing. The condition of the clothing even of
most people met with on the streets is apt to
be affected by the condition of things all
around them. A smoky, dusty, murky at
mosphere, muddy streets and black rivulets
from every awnibg and spout cause people
to become careless as to their appearance;
to keep on wearing out their old clothes,
and to present a generally rusty, shabby,
shiny, slouched-hat condition not at all
corresponding with their means and which
eventually extends to the mind. It don't
cost any more to be neat and cleanly than it
does to be thea opposite it takes a little
more trouble, that is alL The man who
leaves a spot on his clothing, has a spot on
his mind, of laziness or of carelessness.
The bituminous coal has now gotten a
firm foothold in Philadelphia and New
York, as well as in mauy of the New En
gland cities. Hard coal, or anthracite, is
being pushed ont to a large extent by the
softer sort. The hard coal is still used in
house, store or grate heating, but the soft
coal has largely taken its place as a steam
coal. And of course wherever it goes it
scatters its smoke far and wide, causing
more discontent than it does in Pittsburg
because of the cleanliness hitherto enjoyed
from hard coal and wood fuel. '
APPAEEL IN EASTEKK CITIES.
Shakespeare says "Costly thy habit as
thy purse can buy;" but that should not
mean extravagance, but merely dressing as
fell as one can with due respect to his means.
People in the East have a decidedly differ
ent notion of dressing from their brothers
"West. They have much lighter colored
and bolder garments, newer in style and
cut, and yet perhaps less expensive than the
same class of goods in the West. They look
bright and unobtrusive in the clean cities
and parks of the East, but when they go
West they seem rather too gay to Western
people. Their apparel don't take; and irom
the looks often cast at them they might wish
tney had stayed at home or had worn dingier
clothes to suit the place.
In Philadelphia and New York clothing
is somewhat cheaper than west of the Alle
ghenies. Clothing merchants in the West
deny it, but I rather think it is true. The
item ot Guyot's suspenders, which can be
had in New York or Philadelphia for
35 cents, costs here 50 cents. That is
one article on which a sure comparison can
be -made. The ratio as 35 is to 50 for
socks, handkerchiefs, cravats, ties, shoes,
umbrellas and clothing generally would not
be out of the way. Woolen garments,
underclothes, are also cheaper East. It is
true th;t wages are, on the other hand,
from 10 to 30 per cent higher in Pittsburg,
for instance, than in the East. The price
of living in the West is generally much
higher. Butter will average 10 cents a
pound higher; cheese, 2 to 5 cents; grapes, 5
cents; cranberries, $1 50 per barrel;
oranges, 1 50 per barrel; sweet potatoes,
over $L Fresh meat is generally from
5 to 10 cents per pound higher
west of the Alleghenics, though so
much nearer the source of supply. In the
Eastern cities the great abundance of
fish from the ocean inrnishes a large
item of economy in table expenses. Fish
is both cheaper and more wholesome
than meat, and is much used by all classes
in the East. The fish markets are a pleasant
sieht to see. Elegant fish of all kinds, and
in great quantities, on all sides. Great
turtles from the West Indies. Diamond
back terrapin from the Delaware Bay and
irom the far South. Splendid lobsters from
the Bay of Fuudy. Haddock and cod fish,
blue fish and shad, turbot and mackerel
all fresh from their mother waters, while
upon every side are oysters of every flavor.
Oysters and fish form the principal diet of
many poor people, and of mauy who are not
CHEAP OTSTEE LTJNCHE3.
A lunch at the counter of one dozen
oysters fresh from the shell, with crackers,
can be bad almost at every square of Itew
York, Philadelphia and Baltimore for 15
cents. Oysters of prime quality are carted
around by the hucksters, at 25 cents per
Poultry is probably also cheaper "in the"
East, although they" have a very, disagree
able fashion of simply taking off the feathers
T -f -i.V" It. It ! -
rT ?' " " 1 'Tn J" . V .
. - - MJ - , ..-
and leaving the fowl otherwise entire; but
that secures the giblets, which are usually
missipg in Western cities. This custom has
for many years been objected to by house
keepers, but wheb, a Cev years ago, the
matter was called up, all of the hotel men
and restaurateurs backed up the dealers and
claimed that poultry kept better when not
cleaned, aud was much tenderer, and the
custom went on as before.
At almost every street corner in the East
is a grocery store, which irf also a butcher
shop and oyster and fish stand. Milk and
ice can be had at many ot (these stores, but
there are also many stores for the special sale
of milk, butter and ice. There is an item ot
food largely used which is almost unknown,
or ridiculed in Pittsburg, "scrapple,"
which is very rich, cheap and nourishing.
It is used by all classes, and the special de
lights of "Hot Pepper Pot" can only be
realized by those who have tasted that de
licious stew of tripe, oysters, et cetera,
which can be had at most restaurants, and
is carried around at night in self-heating
boilers, by old women whoe shrill cries can
be heard for squares, and answered by
people running with bowls to meet her from
all directions. .
The crv is also heard among the "Voices
of the Night" of "Hot Sausages." And
along comes a man with a boiler strapped to
him, out of which he will fish two 'sausages
and a roast potato, both steaming hot. All
night he parades and makes a good living
among tbe hack stands and other night
owls. Then in the summer nights can tie
heard more distinctly, as the windows are
all open, the cry of the negro women of
"Hot corn." They sit in doorways and sell
an ear of corn and a paper of salt for 5 cents.
All of these people do well, for it is aston
ishing how many people in a large city
have business or have no business on, the
streets late at night, or all night
Cheap rents are an item which Philadel
phia specially ehjoys over any other city.
The multitude of houses which are built
everv vear insures cheap rent. Houses of
9 to 12 rooms can be had in good neighbor
hoods for from 818 to $30 per month, with
the water rent paid by the owner, which
would bring in Pittsburg from $35 to $50
per month, and probably more in cities
farther west, and the water rent to pay
besides. The owner, in nearly all cases,
pays the water rent. Btjmbalo.
A DEFENSE OF THE GAS CITY.
A Philadelphia Lady Prefers tbe Pretty Resi
dences of Plitsbnrs; to tbe Dark, Narrow
Houses or Her Native City Oar People
Can Afford Good Homes.
imimis fob thjc dispatch,
Philadelphia may be a wide-awake and
bustling city, and the houses erected for the
use of working men like the "sands of the
sea," but why any one should compare
Pittsburg cozy homes to those of the former
city, and find themselves at a disadvantage
in any other way exceptnumbers, passes my
understanding. Fortunately, the inhabi
tants of Pittsburg are obliged to resort to
the suburbs for dwelling places on account
of the narrow limits or the city proper,
which must be devoted almost entirely to
business purposes, but building facilities of
every kind are within reach no matter how
far they choose to go good drainage, elec
tric lights, natural gas and an ample supply
of water. Cable cars transport them to the
city's threshold in Sufficiently shor,t time to
enable them to shop, visit, or enjoy any
amusements that are provided. Fine mar
kets (unsurpassed, I should fancy, by those
of any other city of the Union) furnish
them with good cheer at reasonable prices.
SPEAKING FEOJI EXPEEIENCE.
The writer of this article is a Philadel
phian, and has only made her home in
Pittsburg within the last year, and her short
experience has taught her that houses within
the means of a modest income can be archi
tecturally beautiful as well as comfortable
and cozy. Who that could rent a neat cot
tage with its -universally pretty surround
ings would care to loos a second time at a
model house built upon the stereotyped
Philadelphia plan a telescope drawn out
to its fullest extent with its long, narrow,
dark hall, its equally narrow parlor, its
small, dingy dining room shadowed by its
neighbor's brick wall scarcely six feet away.
Are not open fireplaces and rooms warmed
by natural gas superior iu comfort to those
containing the register which conveys heat
from the cellar, and which is no more orna
mental than the wooden or marble shelt
supported by brackets, doing duty for man
tel piece? I wonder if in one of those houses
could be found a room equal in size and
cheerfulness to the prettyone in which I am
now seated, with its large bow window fac
ing the east and looking ont upon a wide,
grassy space planted with shrubs.
FITTSBTJBG'S BEETTT SUBUBBS.
It is a house like dozens of others in Oak
land and Bellfield, or anywhere in fact in
th East End; its rent is within the means
of most of the prosperous mechanics and
clerks of Pittsburg whose families do the
household duties withthe aid of one servant;
yet such a dwelling anywhere in West
Philadelphia would easily command a third
more in price for rent. "It is infinitely su
perior in plan to any ordinary house between
Vine and Chestnut streets for it has come
within my lot to explore tbat part of
West Philadelphia to find quarters.
It would be a good scheme doubtless to pro
vide rows of Philadelphia houses lor me
chanics of small means, but out here,
where prices paid for labor render it possi
ble for most of the working people to live in
better style than their brother mechanics in
the East, let Pittsburg keep to her present
way of building, and in time her lovely
suburbs will be the admiration and envy of
her more pretentious sister. F. H.
A clergyman, after years of suffering from
that loathsome disease Catarrh, and vainly
trying every known remedy, at last found a
prescription which completely cured and
saved him from death. Any sufferer from
this dreadful disease sending ft self-addressed
stamped envelope to Prof. J. A. Lawrence,
88 Warren street. New York, will receive
the recipe free of charge. EOS
To Chicago Tin B. fc O.
The B. & O. It. K. Co. now operates a
through car line between Pittsbnrg and
Chicago via Wheeling. A Pullman vesti
buled sleeping car leaves Pittsburg, daily,
on the 7:30 P. M. express and goes into
Chicago on the vestibuled limited, arriving
at Chicago next morning at 10:55. A dining
car is attached to, this train at Garrett,
Ind., and breakfast is served as the "train,
approaches Chicago. This service is su
perior to that of any other train between the
two cities upon which no extra fare is
For tickets and sleeping car space call at
B. & O. ticket office, corner Fifth avenue
and Wood street.
The Pen of n Ready Writer
Would Indeed be ours if we could give you
even a faint idea of the many beautiful
things now to be seen at French, Kendrick &
Co.'s China Store, on Smilhfield street.
Hake an opportunity and come and see us.
"To say you are welcome would be superflu
ous," as Shakespeare has it
Rich Cat Glass.
Onr stock now complete with every re
quisite for the table or bullet in all new and
artistic effects. Odr prices and depth of
cuttings are the very lowest.
152, 154, ,156 Federal st., Allegheny.
Don't Fall to Call This Week
And see tbe large stock of diamonds,
watches, silverware and fine jewelry at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. Small pay
ment accepted, and goods laid away until
holidays. , Wl-sn
Kid Gloves! .Kid Gloves!
AH qualities 50s to $2 25, fur top and
lined kid ?1 up, largest variety, at "Eosen
bad m & Co.'s.
, BtAlR's Ptlls Great English got and
rheumatic, remedy.; Bore, prompt-asd-effect
ive. Ataxngcaw. r r
- -i 1 '.n I. - -
- - " ------
ACTED JUST LIKE' MEN
Bessie Bramble Says the Wrangle in
.heW. C.T. U. Convention
HAS ITS PARALLELS IN HISTORY.
Women Are Moved by the Same Passions
as the Sterner Sex.
A GRAND ORGANIZATION'S GOOD WORK
rWBITTJUt fob the msTxictt.:
The record of the national convention of
the Woman's Christian Temperance Union,
held at Chicago recently, showed that even
the sisters who most pride themselves on
possessing tbe Christian graces of meekness,
humility and long suffering, are in very
truth made 'of the same stuff as the men,
and are as prone to wrangle and let their
angry passions rise as the brethren under
similar circumstances. Burke somewhere
says, "there is a haughtiness and fierceness
in human nature which will cause innum
erable broils, place men in what situation
you please." This being true, it is not
wonderful that In a large convention of
women from all parts of the country, their
differing views should cause warm discus
sion and contention, just as they do in the
public meetings of representative men.
We assemble parliaments and councils
and conventions to have tbe benefit of their
collected wisdom; but we necessarily have
at the same time tbe inconveniences of their
collected passions, prejudices and private
interests. By the help of these, artful men
overpower their wisdom and dupe its pos
sessors; and if we may jndge by the acts, ar
rets and ediets the world over for regulating
commerce, an assembly of great men are the
greatest fools upon earth. This was said
by that wise philosopher, Benjamin Frank
lin, whose rich possessions of commen sense
and good judgment were amply sustained
by grett knowledge and wide experience.
It is not to be expected tbat conventions
held by women will any more flow on with
calm serenity and sweet complacency than
those of men, since passion, prejudice and
private interest are just as likely to dominate
women as they do men. Students of history
can-recall the stormy debates, the rancorous
encounters, the battles of parties for power
as fought in the Parliaments of England.
The eloquence and magnetic force of Will
iam Pitt, as in face of tbe strongest opposi
tion he advocated reform, will be remem
bered. The long fight for Catholic emanci
pation, the struggle for the establishment of
free trade, the abolition of slavery, and later
the contest on the Irish questfon in the
House of Commons, all show
THE PO'WBB OF FBEJTJDICE.
and party, and disclose the passions and
tempers and minds of men as influenced by
stubbornness for the right, self-interest, or
malignant party or religious bigotry. Nor
does the record of the American Congress
fail to give similar illustrations of factional
fights, angry encounters, bitter' battles be
tween men and parties for supremacy and
power. Who that reads the history of this
country does not recall the virulence,
savagery and unscrupulous malignity as
shown by the politicians of the early days
of the republic, when Washington as the
head of the Federalist party was accused of
the basest of political crimes, when he, the
beloved father of his country, was treated to
the vilest and most malicious "mud-throwing"
by the opposition to a degree that to
the people ot this day seems incon
ceivable, as he now stands forth in
name and fame as one of the
purest of patriots and noblest of men. In
the days of Jefferson as President tbe fights
and animosities, and rancorous libels and
fiery debates, as accounts have come down,
far exceed any of the liftle excitements in
the hostile camps ot the Bepublicans and
Democrats or to-day. Even General Jack
son, the idol of the Democracy, was abused
and vilified by the papers and men of his
own party, who said "his election would be
a curse to the country." "Bargain and
bribery and corruption" were charged to
the score of Henry Clay, and had a dire
effect on his candidacy for the Presidency.
Intrigues deep an4 dark and designing
were credited to the public men of both
parties. Clay and Adams were denounced
as the "meanest panders of vice and pollu
tion," while Jackson, on the other hand,
was assailed abd vilified'by the opposition
as to his marriage and his wife, whom he
had assisted to procure a divorce from her
first husband. In the House, in the course
of a debate, John Bandolph accused Henry
Clay of being a "blackleg" and a "forger."
Bandolph refused to withdraw the offensive
epithets and a dnel followed. A brutal
personal assault was mede by General Sam
Houston upon a member of tbe House in re
turn for some remarks that he held o be
obnoxious and insulting. The debates pre
ceding the war upon the subject of
slavery give token of the fiercest passion
and most savage encounters between North
ern and Southern members of Congress, hot
headed Senator Benton and Senator Foote
'making themselves on one occasion especi
ally conspicuous during the oncoming of
"the irrepressible conflict." The brutal at
tack upon Charles Sumner bv Preston
Brooks can hardly be forgotten, as it was
that event which fired the Northern heart
and brought to a head the great contest for
the abolition of slavery.
NOT AS BAD AS MEX.
With all of these famous precedents to be
gleaned from the history of great men
representing their fellows in the Congress
of the United States, "the war unon Mor
ton," "the charges of falsification hurled at
each other by the sisters in heated debate,"
and the bitterness and rancor manifested,
as reported, seem like a small milk-and-water
matter, although even these reports
are said to have been purposely exaggerated.
But the animosity and bitterness, as talked
of and admitted, grew pale, indeed, as com
pared with the vociferous violence -and
uproarious goings-on in some of the most
dignified bodies of wise men, sage counsel
ors and prominent politicians.
As related, many of the factional fights in
the associations and organizations of men
are plainly the result of the spirit that
moves the small boy who, "whoti not allowed
to win the game and have evervthing his
own way, picks up his marbles and goes
home, so also Mrs. Ellen Foster and her ad
herents in the same childish pet are like
the little girl, who, if she can't be "the
mother," and boss things generally, an
nounces she "won't play" and takes her
dishes and departs iu high dudgeon. Jilrs.
Foster could not avail bv her influence and
oratory to bring the v?. O. T. U. to her
notions, so she proposes to break up the
union and destroy its influence as far as
possible not so much it would appear be
cause she is non-partisan, but be
cause the main body is not par
tisan to her politics. Being employed
bv the Republican party to lecture in iu be
half and to use Iter influence to secure the
adherence of the W. C. T. U. to Eepubll
can interests, she did her utmost to this
end in the last campaign. Failing iff this,
she endeavored to prevent the union from
indorsing the Prohibition party. In this
too she failed, but her efforts were recognized
by Harrison, who bestowed. It is said, a
nice office upon her husband. But whether
this assertion be true or 'not, it is still plain
that Mrs. Foster, while ostensibly a Prohi
bitionist, is still more a Republican.
She seems not to see the inconsistency of
warmly and strenuously advocating prohi
bition as a principle, while at the same time
giving it the cold shoulder by refusing to
affiliate with the party which has prohibi
tion for a platform.
' THE THTBD PABTT,
to be sure, has no show of National success,
since the men who control legislation have
not yet grown up to its" adranced .ideas, but
the same might have been said Jn tbe primi
tive days of Christianity. If those who be
lieved in it and professed its principles had
taken side with the pagans on' tbe ground
that the party of the new' religion sad bo
chaBce to obtain control or ad vaioeite ead,
there would have Wa a aUs lik;t-4if
Chrikn martyrs. T isetaad of the amy
of patriots standing shoulder to shoulder is
defense of their untrv, and with
one accord shouting the battle cry of
freedom in the struggle of the Revolu
tion, they had asserted their belief
in liberty and independence, hut
preferred rather to stand in with the Tories
acd Conservatives than support it, they
would occupy about the same position an
Mrs. Foster and her supporters of like
views. These believe fn prohibition as a
beneficent institution that trill be pro
motive of vast good in tbe world, tha
will go far to abolish evil and lessen crime,
that will make thousands of homes happy
and millions of men moral; that will pr -vent
disease and save countless lives, ana
yet.lacking the courage of their convictions,
they refuse to countenance the party tht
upholds tbe very principle for which they
are contending. The Republican party ot
Pennsylvania gave the revolting sisters an
awful slap in the face last June, but never
theless they propose to remain loyal, and
turn the other cheek to get another slap
rather than not have their own tay in the
National W. C. T. U. This action, while
it falls in with a literal interpretation of the
sermon on the mount, is not in accordance
with human nature, hence back of it all
there is a very likely prejudice or private
interest or what the beloved brethren call
the "big head."
But the strangest thing is tbat these de
serters from the main bodv of the W. C, T.
U. prefer to pursue their proposed reform
by prayer and influence rather than by the
ballot. They know tbat the desired legisla
tion can only be secured by vote, but the
Pennsylvania bolters, as we are told, do not
want suffrage. As appears, they would
much rather go down to Harrisb'urg and
coax, and plead, and bribe, and bamboozle
the members of the Legislature to vote for
their pet measures, than to go quietly to the
polls of the precinct and drop into a box a
little folded paper:
" A weapon tbat comes down as still
As snow-flakes fall noon the sod;
But executes a free man's will
As lightning does tne will of God."
ENTIBELT TOO COMMONPLACE.
This to them is too plain, practical and
prosaic. They prefer the former plan of
gaining their desired end of legislation by
tbe more sentimental and sensational style
of flattery and woman's wiles. Palaver,
parade and emotional gush are more relied
upon in their practice of politics than the
direct voice of the people, as pronounced
But there always must be conservative
minorities. They are needed to pull back
and restrain the impetuosity of advanced
liberals, whose tendency is to get too far
beyond the age. But what is strange about
these Pennsylvania sisters is that while
talking to the top of their capacity and be
sieging Heaven with prayers for acts of
special Providence to achieve their ends,
they yet refuse to avail themselves of the
means that would lead most directly to their
desired object. They are determined, as is
said, to go all round the world to come in
at the back door.
It is to be hoped, however, that "the bolt
ers" will have ample time for reflection. A
calm, unbiased consideration of the result of
their efforts in this State to bring about
prohibition will surely convince them of the
folly of their methods and attempts to en
force it, when not sustained by public opin
ion. Notwithstanding the fact that the State
of Pennsylvania, through its representa
tives, was certainly committed to cold water
legislation, yet when submitted to the peo
ple no, the male citizens it was heavilv
repudiated. The moral is obvious. ButVill
the revolting sisters see it?
The W. C. T. U. is a grand organization
of good women. -Its greatest and most im
portant work so far has been the education
of its members. Through it thousands of
women have been taught the benefits and
power of organization. They have learned
that they can fulfill all of the duties of
housekeepers and mothers and yet have time
for outside work in the line of reform. They
have attained a comprehension of their pow
ers, and can never more be cried down as
the inferiors and subordinates of men as to
brains and capacity. They .have acquired
such knowledge of" polities as will
moke them independent and responsible
voters where the interests ot their homes
and families are concerned. They have
gained such confidence in themselves, and
obtained such insight into affairs, that the
Church has been quietly notified that women
no more intend to "keep silence in the
Churches" than do men in a Republic pro
pose "to honor the King," as was set forth
in apostolic times. With all the little bick
erings and faultfindings and shortcomings
of its members the W. C. T. U, is a benefi
cent institution, not for prohibition so
much as for the advancement of women
It may be1 said too that while their discis
sions may be marked bv some warmth and
snap or that some of the delegates "bolt"
when thev cannot carry out their designs,
and men hold np their'hands and say Just
like women," it would be well for them to
remember that just like men would be more
true to precedents, and that human natnreis
human nature, whether conventions be com
posed of men or women.
The Limited Fast Mali.
The Union Pacific Railway, the Overland
route, has just put on a limited fast mail
train to carry the United States mail be
tween Conncil Bluffs and San Francisco and
Portland. This daily fast mail train, will
carry a limited number of passengers, and
in addition to the United States mail cars
and a baggage car, will be composed of a
Pullman Palace sleeper and Pullman dining
car for Portland, and a Pullman sleeping
car for San Francisco, thus accommodating
a limited number of passengers.
The sleepers and the diner will run
through from Chicago, via the Chicago aud
Northwestern Railway. Only first-class
tickets will be honored on this train.
This train with its connections, makes the
extraordinary time of 107 hours, New York
to San Francisco, and 104 hours to Portland.
As accommodations are limited, early ap
plication for same shonld be made to the
Union Pacific agents in New York, St.
Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago, or to E. L.
Lomax, Gen. Pass. Agent, Omaha, Neb.
Of new patterns and shapes of toilet chamber
sets in nnique ' designs and colorings at
Reizenstein's, 162, 151, lSBederal st, Alle
In marble, onyx, bronze and wood; large
stock to- select irom; our prices are 20 per
cent less than elsewhere, at Hauch's Jewelry
Store, No. 295 Fifth ave. . vtfsu
Then use - 8APOLIO -
c&keof scourJhg so-'TryetC&keiriyciu:! next:
"We are oftea in. ed of acini HHitni,;to aid
thine that, vriSL amk tm dottbir aA do th
UAVCX JO. -wOk vfafah afair
.."i M..4 JSB--- Jl Mi. ?.-.. l 'JlfllKSi
tfr-fc'-.i' 1vt, '..'- .
h. & - M.i...
HOTEL BON AIR,
Saanagrvllle Heights, Augusta, 6a.
This new and elegant hoteVwith aocommoda
ttons for 380 guests, win open its doors for winter
tourlstaDeclsCiae. In its construction, flota
lngthat wffl contribute to the comfort of Its
patrons has been omitted; it la unsurpassed, la
all Its appointments and general tone. Otis ele
vator: steam heat: open fireplaces In bedrooms;
electric bells; telegraph office; elegant parlors
and dining room: pure mountain spring water:
rooms en mite, with private and public baths?
Bteamlanndry;excenentllvery( with picturesque
drives and walks, are some ot Its attractions.
The Hotel Eon Air will be under tho superior
management ot Mr. C A. Iinsley, of Hassachu
geuiT late proprietor rt the Glenham Howl. Fifth
Avenue, Sew yorlc. and the "Antteis," Colorado
fimincn. a handsoffilsBlustrated book contain-
jag full laformation wm do sens on
,mm rt-. . . T 7 r
. Llasier. Atsgasta, Ga.
A MISTOBY OF THE CASE.'
Mr. Charles Preston had for some years been
a victim of kidney disease. The pain across
his back and kidneys was so severe that sev
eral times he was compelled to give up bis bus
iness. He bad more or less pais all over bis
bjdr, especially shooting down bis limbs. He
had a constant tired feeling!, which was worse
in tbe morning. There was a'dull, oppressive
feeling in his bead and much pain over his
eyes. His appetite at times was very
poor. He feli very nervous and could
not sleep. He had a dropping of mucus
into bis throat, which, in hawking and spitting
It on t, caused a burning feelinc 'In hi thrmr.
Ills disease so affected hlsmind that hebecame
very melancholy, and. as he said, he frrujueutly
fait like killlne himself. He beean treatment
with the physicians of tbePolypathlcInstkute. J
IS) renn avenue, on aepiemDer -a, ana now is
well, his mind is cheerful, and nothing could
Induce him to commit suicide. Hd can be
f onnd at Nof. 5 and 7 Ross strret.
He says: "I take great pleasure in an
nouncing to the people of Pittsburg that I have
been cured of the above disease, and most
-cheerfully advise those who are suffering from
chronic diseases to consult these doctors.
The physicians In charge treat successfully
all forms of kidney and urinary diseases, chron
ic diseases and surgery.
Office hours, 10 A. x. to 4 P. X-,and 8 to 8 P.
JC Sundays, 1 to 4 P.C Consultation free
andstrictlv confidential. Treatment also by
639 and 401 Smithfleld St., Pittsburg, Pa., '-
Bespectfnlly .requests the citizens of Fifts-burg ad vicinity to bear In. mind that in
uoa to nu-oieamsnip aa jucnange ounness, ns u, viz- :
City Ticket Agent PITTSlUlfi MD LAII 111! I. X
Ticket Ap-ent 1AT.TTMQ1I AW flHTfl 1. 1
As safety is desired by all, and at my
WlfcU UVUkt BU1U UJ MIC Vi VVAU, 1..B UM
lit i:t.A. ..1 I... -a a a n 1st. a.r4
portion of the traveling public pHrcaase jtAJjjr.uAU -j.uiiE. o at mv omce iot aia v
and. railroad companies accounts.
All tl-lrets an i drafts nnrtkosad at at nffi
nsnies are resnoBsible for me.
N. B. Drafts from $1 and upward sold'aad paekae sent to all parts of Europe.
Call ob. or write te BENSWANGSR
Pittsburg. Penna., and secure a joitey ot Jjsarante ia.we wiriuisjB' f"J
AS8TJEANOE COEP- Off LONDOtf , JSKG.,
EmDloyes and defending yon ia oase. of sait la
bt n 1 Ttm cafiniin IT livn fl IIIIICM for city and country nee. Oar-.as-.-3
ELmfiUllll OmrtJilW-sXaUW ua.gJlAWma sortmentconslata otCouystv qoMMyg
Six Seat Rockaways, Barouches lor om BOfse, Fhaeteas and Side-bar BuKS also 5'fcE
tunu laixnlM nurlrsi ernnrt as sew.. TfiX In witkttMt doubt the Anestllneof secona nsndB
vehicles ever shown la Pittsburg, and we will sell
tory. Come and see us or write lor paruir
L. GLESENKAMP SON,
Repository, 918 anC?
Is not necessary te reach onr Jtamatoth Store. Betats, oaly a sfcert walk fretm.
Fifth avenue down "WW street to K,
IT tm tor will find the largest satdmost
in "Western Pennsylvania, not a. &iauj, struggling ceseern, but an eft oetaHiefcsd TWa
liable one, composed of men who aot'oaly look fbrwa -te tbe mighty Mlar.iha wa)aal
take great pride in looting to the wants ana
C3-00 TD BELlABLE GHO03M1
Only are carried by Hj.jwd sH.ytbing.yoH wonld atkjit, either a eetafert me a,;
your sobss, we nave it, aa win iet jguuiov
OUR RASY TEEMS OP PATMBHT.
A COME&EfcE STOCK dJ"
Novelties .in Art Furniture for
HOPPER BROS, k 60.;
THE : COMPLETE : HOUSE : FURNISHERS
CASH OR OHGB3T3I0?-
Erne is to kngftrtyi li,
1SE HTTSBTJRCr lImIs
-Is the.best in the market. It faLtsii
Derlect in construction ! ihm mast lit
burns less oil and you can bay Itiwlii
us at iu5h prices, as we are ut
Jf ltwoarg lor their sale.
We.ars now receiving onr Holiday Goods,
beautiful Dinner and Chamber Sets; a com
nlete line of Fancy Goods, suitable f ornresanti.'
If you, want to save aoaey and who doeaa'tt
you can no J tai ,, i
R. P. WALLACE & CO.? ,
211 WOOD STREET, '
Opposite St. Charles Hotel, -or
102 and 104 THIRD AVE.
To ssll tha eoanlata M JELJJslMs1.
Uitoryof the Braider of IstTt VflVlllflt
owing- a roll aaa convM aeeooas or tn oh
ism. Ona Urge a too. -ratame at mtxmt Sast ,
salrtlMi. ocTrrrssowaaiDI. Ssnd.atoaoe.st
forsaoatatiflnteoiDe.nntierTsd. THIS Is
yosjrBfe-ttmej M? commissions. Address. I
fsfsisssrs lei'lnriiiiiMSjr.si isls ill
-L 015. LEVIS. TSoTfdtor of PtefAfl
imriftb avenue, above Smlthfleld. neXtLsijlC,
Grains, .iwuwiu iwuaumM;eHh
ami Exchange Agifg
sflssh r BIHissssESb:
.3sW tlffSsssssssssssssssH' i
HsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssVX frLb -mBssssssssssM
WMsMP " ?j-
patrons slave been very fortunate in travelUt; vijj''.
.auvch. -, ."-. .... ...-- - -.h.w -
11 nnA f.inj T wnnlit h Til rt A h . , f T
- M TstTJST BH STRAIGHT. becttBsaam.
' ; '
J J -lVLOt-JCJ-lrt.jyi -LUJ3 : 4
039 aHL4L01 Smltbfteld &trmtf
Sc ZAXS". Amis. JTe, 9 TovA
- . '" 'j'
pretsjetinr yoa against aMldeat tat yostfl
Csart for nae eaase. no38 8csf9ar
then M. reek-bottom pries. Terass.'anifja
Pea am, cfty. ..
complete HOTTSEFUEXlggiyG AgA i sf
obuos. taeir paweaa.
KolMky Tinuamtot. - '
1 1 Is a,snli.d
ysWBJsr i ,
" r ' --
f r .
7 " ;
3.V , T lw
" ' Ji