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GEN, OTS VISIT,
The Commander in Chief of
the Grand Army Here.
YETEBAjNS EECEIYE HDI.
Bis Speech on Pensions Delivered in
the Old City Hall.
PLAH FOIU. HISTORY OF PEIYATES
General Russell A. Alger, of Detroit,
Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of
the Republic, arrived in the city from Erie
at 2.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He
came here on his general tour of inspection
of the G. A. E. posts, and was accompanied
by John A. Logan, Jr., of Xbungstown, O.
The gentlemen stopped at the Hotel Dn
quesne. Immediately after their arrival they were
called upon by Department Commander
Thomas A. Stewart, Assistant Adjutant
General James JlcCormick, Assistant
Quartermaster General Harry G. "Williams,
Colonel Chill W. Hazzard, H. D. Starr, of
the Council of Administration of Indiana,
and the Junior Vice Commander in Chief,
James G. Ldvett, of New Jersey. These gen
tlemen spent a pleasant half hour with Gen
eral Alger. After their departure the General
was Tisited by C. Ii. Magee, who spent over
an hour in social conversation. Air. Magee
was empowered to invite General Alger
to accept the hospitality of the Young lien's
Republican Tariff Club after the banquet
at the Hotel Dnquesne. General Alger de
clined the invitation for two reasons. In
the first place, he desired to leave the city
for the "West at midnight, and, in the sec
ond place, he said he would not mix politics
with the business of the Grand Army of the
Republic The Grand Army, he said,
would suffer by any tendency of its officers
to meddle in politics.
General Alger was able to accord a Driei
-interview to a reporter lor THE DISPATCH.
The Commander in Chief is a handsome,
tall and erect man, with keen eyes and hair
and beard almost white. "He has a pleasant
and agreeable address and is a ready talker.
HAS SWUNG AEOUKD THE CIECI.E.
He said he had visited many of the G. A.
R. posts in Massachusetts, New York,
Pennsylvania, Michigan and Missouri, and
had attended the reunions of the armies of
the Cumberland and of the Tennessee, held
in the South. "I find the order," he said,
"in excellent shape, particularly in this
way: As men grow older their affections
become stronger. As our veteran comrades
appreciate the fact that the days are
growing shorterjin which they can enjoy the
pleasures and benefits of tbe order, their
attachment to the order becomes more in
tense. Everywhere I go I find the most
cordial feeling among the old soldiers, and
the camp-fires held are alive with the fire of
General Alger politely declined to talk on
political subjects. He is devoting himself
now, he said, to the business of the G. A. R.
"It takes a great deal of my time," he said,
"but when a man accepts such an office he
must expect to give up his time and work
for the order."
"WELCOMED BY THE BOYS.
General Alger was given a hearty wel
come at Old City Hall last night. The hall
was about half full of men and women.
Many veterans wore their G. A. R. uni
forms. The drum corps of the Fourteenth
Regiment played several stirring'airs. The
greater part of the stage was cut off by a
curtain composed of the national colors,
leaving in front a single row of seats for the
General Alger entered the hall at about 8
o'clock in company with Major J. P. Den
niston and the Junior Vice Commander in
Chief, James G. Lovett, of New Jersey.
The Commander in Chief was not recog
nized by the audience, and so he got behind
the curtain without a singlt note of ap
plause for his presence. In that secluded
nook he held a qmet reception ior
a quarter of an honr, a number ot
the prominent men in the local posts
being called back to meet him.
Ex-SherifF Gray, Major Max Klein,
Major A. P. Rnrchfield, H. H. Bengough,
and others shook hands with the General.
"When the latter stepped out upon the stage
he was received with generous applause.
Having removed his heavy overcoat, he re
vealed himself dressed in a new, neat uni
form of deep bine, with shining golden
buttons, and on his left breast the bright
badge of the Grand Army. He bowed
slightly to the applause, and sat down.
Sealed with him on the stage were: Vice
Commander Lovett, Department Comman
der Stewart, Assistant Adjutant General
.nlcUormicfc, Assistant Quartermaster Gen
eral "Williams, Judges Collier, Slagle and
Over, John A. Logan, Jr., Captain "Will
iam McClelland, "William D. Patterson,
John McGowan, Thomas G. Jones and W.
PATTERSON'S PLEASANT 'WOEDS.
Captain McClelland was chosen Chair
man of the meeting. "William D. Patter
son, ot Post No. 158, delivered the address
of welcome very briefly to General Alger.
He said: "The tact that Captain Mc
Clelland, a zealous and life-long Democrat,
presides over this meeting to welcome an
equally zealous Republican, the Comman
der in Chief of the Grand Army, is evidence
to my mind that there is no politics in our
organization." That sentiment was heartily
General Alger was greeted with a long
clapping of hands. He said:
"As I came into this hall to-night, I turned
back tbe scale of tizno more than 25 years, and
remembered with the deepest gratitude tbat
can come over any heart, the hospitality that I.
with others, my comrades, received in Pitts
bure and in this historic old hall. Applause.
Ton cannot find a soldier of the West wbo
Sassed through this goodly town during the
ark days of tbe war whn will not say tbat he
received his warmcBt welcome in Pittsburg.
Applause. Two or three times during the
war we stopped here, every time we were
inarched to tbis ball, and here were fed like
princes in a royal household. Tbe fair women
who ministered to onr wants seemed to some of
ns as if they wero the last angels we should
PrXTSBUBG DUBXNG THE WABV
"I remember about the middle of July, 1SG3,
coming through this city wounded, arriving
in the morning. We had no sleeping accom
modations except the ordinary day cars, and I
was suffering very much. A lady from Pitts
burg happened to come aboard that train. She
was quite tall, a blonde, a beautiful woman.
She had two little children with her, and on
tbe way as far as Cleveland she had made for
me a couch of a couple of seats. Wben we ar
rived at Cleveland she went frhm the train to
tbe boat with me. I remember receiving her
card and bidding her good-by with as much
gratitude as I ever said good-by to any person
an earth. I lost the card, forgot tbe name, and
I have never been able to ascertain who that
lady was. I would be glad to learn.
"Comrades, we meet at these camp-fires to
renew acquaintances and talk over old battles
that we fought or think we f onght The fiction
is often as pleasing as the fact."
General Alger then recounted the glow
ing description which a friend in New York
had given of the manner iu which Alger's
brigade had saved the day at Cedar Creek.
The story was very pretty, he said, but the
trouble "was tbat neither Alger nor his
brigade were at Cedar Creek. He con
tinued: PAST GLOMES BECOUNTED.
"What yon did do was, when the country
deeded your services yon left home, father,
mother, wife, sister and all. and for a pittance,
for it ml the patriotism that called you, you
placed yourselves between the enemy of your
country and your all, and there yon stood.
There your comrade fell: there you underwent
every privation and Ganger possible for the
human frame to endure; there you fought those
mighty battles and there yon won tbe victory.
"People wooder what tie binds old soldiers
together, and I am often asked tbe objects of
the Grand Army.
..'In the first place, comnrteed itf at .mm
of all parties and of all creeds, to say that It
has anything political about It is simply an in
sult to it. Applause. I Thofnan who would
presume to use tbe Grand Army ot tbe Repub
lic for political purposes, if he were able to do
so, -would co down, as be ought to, despised by
everybody. Applause. Tbe -Grind Army of
the Republic is above politics.
A BOND OF 8TBONG CKABACTEB.
"We are bound together for mutal protection
and for social purposes, and also bound to
gether by a tie that was cemented in the field,
and is so strong that it can never be severed.
We who know what this flag cost are bound to
gether and swear by the Eternal that as long
as we live it shall never again be insulted.
"I have recently made some statements
about a law we are having framed and hope to
have passed by this Congress concerning the
procuring of a history of the rank and file,
every man who served in tbe array, in connec
tion with the present census. 1 find that my
statements have been criticised somewhat.
This was shown me in a paper to-day:
Cleveland, o.. December 6. The latest
scheme evolved by Ucneral Alfrer in tbe alleged
Interest of the Q. A. H. a. stated bT himself In
this elty on Wednesday, is in brief as follows:
Tbat Congress be a.ked to pass a law this winter
auinoriiinjr roc uniai xseparinieni mj irane a ust
of tbe living soldiers, and put down their history,
wounds, service, etc. Each one shall make a
statement, on oath, of bis own record, and It
shall be taken as evidence by the Pension Bnrean.
it would be a One thing historically, and, while it
would not be absolutely correct, it wonld be a
great thing for the soldiers, ana save much trouble
andsnneriug.'sala General Alger. 'It wonld be
a valuable thing on which to found legislation on
tbe pension question. ,v
DID HOT EXPEESS HIS VIEWS.
"That Is about as fair a statement of what I
said as I wonld expect any person to make who
felt that it was his duty to oppose everything;
suggested for the benefit of the G. A. R. I
will tell yon what I did say. and do say now.
"We are asking Congress to pass a law direct
ing the Census Department to circulate a sheet
upon which shall be written a historv of every
living soldier who served in tbe War of tho Re
bellion in the Union army. We ask tbat this
sheet have substantially tbis upon it. It shall
tell the name, age, company and regiment. Of
course, tbat is a matter of record and could be
found now, bnt we are going to hare a blank
on which we ask that this shall be given, and
on which shall be given the full history, as far
as practicable, of every man The official
record of tbe private soldier shows only wben
he was mustered in, wben he was mustered for
pav and when he was mustered out. The tally
sheets made have often been lost, They
do not show the battles, the wounds, tbe prison
service. The reason I said the history could
not be accurate was because many of ns cannot
remember things exactly. Bnt we can remem
ber tbe battles and skirmishes in which we
took part. Tbese records are to be compared
with the official records as far as they appear,
and as they are to make up a history to be
handed down to all time, every old soldier will
use his best endeavors to get that history cor
rect. We are also going to ask the present
physical condition of the man, his financial
condition, the number of his family and the
ages of his children.
TO KNOW HIS CONDITION.
"With that record we can tell very accurately
the condition of tbat old soldier. I said that,
should any law pass Congress which will give to
this man and his class a pension. Instead of re
quiring him to get the evidence of a comrade
who is distant or dead, or the affidavit of bis
commanding officer, the best record tbat could
be obtained will be found in these records, and
with them all a man would have to do would be
to prove his identity. We would then get along
without pension agents and without waiting
till a man had served out his natural life before
his papers are examined. Applause.
"We are trying to help tbe men in Washing
ton who are so anxious to help us. Applause. J
We are all on the down-grade of life, brakes
off. We know that we saved to tbese people
forever tbe best and greatest Government that
God, in His infinite wisdom, ever framed for
man. The man wbo served in the ranks seldom
appears in history, but in this country, where
each man is a sovereign, his record should be
"It seems to me,slnce Ihave been in this office,
as though I stand under a f nnnel into which are
poured the wails of thousands of old soldiers
and their widows, asking for help. Some of
the letters I receive, verified by official records,
wonld melt hearts of steel. Wo must help
NO FAITH IN BOLDIEKS' HOMES.
General Alger said that he had recently
lost faith in soldiers' homes. The occu
pants, he learned, would be much happier if
given tbe money spent foi their care and
allowed to care for themselves, among rela
tives, in a place which they could really call
their own home. He closed by urging the
members of the G. A. R. to endeavor to get
into the membership every living soldier of
A short, humorous and congratulatory
speech was made by Vice Commander
iiovett, of New Jersey, and John A. Logan,
Jr., was then presented by Captain McClel
land as the son of the ideal volunteer soldier.
Mr. Logan was greeted with great applause.
He is a handsome, erect young man, with
very black hair, eyes and mustache. He
THE SON OF BLACK JACK.
I can hardly find words to thank yon for this
kind reception, appreciating, as I do, that It is
not for anything I have done or might do. It
is in recognition of the gallant services of my
dead father. I cannot speak to yon as I woula
like to. That was on of bis gifts which I did
not inherit. I cannot speak to you as a com
rade. Most of the fighting was done before I
"There is one thing I may speak about. Tbe
Grand Army of the Republic, while gaining
numbers at present, is losing many of its mem
bers. Year by year it will lose more and more,
and the order will gradually die out. Tbe
younger generation, to which I belong, remem
bers little or nothing, from experience, of the
times from lb61 to 1865. You would be sur
prised to know tbe great numbers who seem to
care little about informing themselves as to the
great events of those dan. I think one of the
great works before the Grand Army of the Re
public at present is to educate my generation
to revere tbe memories and tbegauantdeeds of
the men wbo wore tbe blue, to teach the young
generation to respect the old soldier.
A SENSIBLE STATEMENT.
"There are many men of your day who didno
fighting in the last war, and the younger men
are increasing year by year. Somebody In the
future must take care of tbe old soldier. If the
young men do not appreciate that they owe the
salvation of this country to tbe men who com
pose the Grand Army of the Republic, who is
going to take care of tbe soldiers after tbe ma
jority of you have passed away? I ask you to
consider tbis. We will have the old soldier
with us only once. We must honor him now,
revere his memory always, and in his old age
protect and care for him."
Brief, and in the main humorous, speeches
were made by Assistant Adjutant General
McCormick, Assistant Quartermaster Gen
eral "Williams, Colonel Chill "W. Hazzard
and Department Commander Stewart. The
latter two kept the audience in almost con
tinuous laughter while they were up.
The speech making ended at 9.45 o'clock,
and General Alger then held a reception.
He stood in front of the platform, on the
floor, and shook hands with every man and
woman in the hall. The process occupied
about half an honr, and, alter it was over,
General Alger proceeded in a carriage to
the Hotel Dnquesne.
LAST NIGHT'S BANQUET.
The banquet at the Hotel Duquesne was a
) fitting finale to the day. A wealth of
flowers, bright lights and touching senti
ment, all added their particular charms to
the occasion. Caterer Menjou surpassed
himself, and to quote John A. Logan, Jr.,
it was the finest banquet ever set before the
After the good things had been disposed
of, the speech-making commenced. A. P.
Burchfield, as toast master, responded to
This last toast and its response was greeted
with long and continued applause, but the
toast. 'The "Women of '61 to '65," which
was responaea to by Uhill W. Hazzard, fair
ly took the company by storm.
The last toa6t on "the programme "The
Soldier and Civilian," was stood for by
Judge Over, and after the applause had
subsided, several impromptu toasts were
The toast to "The Grand Army of the Re
public" was responded to by the guest of
the evening, General R. A. Alger, in fitting
terms. The next toast was the "Depart
ment of Pennsylvania," responded to by
Department Commander Thomas J.
Stewart. The "Working Comrade,"
by Major J. F. Denniston, and the "Fra
ternity of tbe G. A. R.," responded to by
Jndge Collier elicited great applause.
"The Volunteer Soldier" was responded to
by Judge J. F. Slagle, was followed by
"Our Sons or Veterans," answered by John
A. Logan, Jr.
General Rnssell A. Alger left for his
home at Detroit, Mich., on the 12:40 train
The Scott-Slddons Sending:.
The sale of reserved seats for Mrs. Scott
Slddons, who appears at Lafayette Hall
next Friday evening. December 13, will
open on juonaay morning at a. a. xavu es
MILLIONS IN BEER.
Brewers Expending $1,235,000 in
SOME POINTERS FOE JUDGE WHITE.
Catting- Down the Number of Saloons
Boomed the Keg Trade.
KK0CKIKG FOREIGN BEEft BKI HIGH
For many years past the brewers of Pitts
burg and Allegheny have not been able to
supply the demand of the beer drinking
pnblic The result has been that large im
portations from foreign countries, amount
ing to $1,000,000 in tbis State, became
necessary. None of the local brewers had
the facilities to brew enough beer to fill
their orders, and while the prohibition
crusade was hanging fire no brewer would
risk his money in enlargement and improve
ment. Tbe moment after the prohibition
movement bad been settled the brewers set
to work to increase their capacity tor turn
ing out beer.
In Pittsburg and vicinity there are exten
sions in progress and enlargements con
templated in the various breweries, which
will necessitate an outlay of $1,235,000.
This money will give employment to more
than 2,000 men, and tbe work will be dis
tributed in different trades. Among the
breweries which are to be enlarged is Her
man Straub & Co.'s, Liberty avenue. They
have started to tear down the old buildings,
which have been in existence for the past CO
years. The firm has bought some additional
ground adjoining their property. They in
tend to build an immense structure, where
they will be able to brew at least 150 barrels
of beer per day. The grain rooms will be
situated in the upper story of the new brewery
so that the process of drying may be ac
complished more quickly. The grain dry
ing rooms in most breweries are in the base
ment In connection with the brewery will
be malt houses, fermenting rooms, which
will contain long rows of vats holding 1,000
barrels oT beer each. They will have storatre
room lor 60,000 barrels of beer. Three ice ma
chines will be put into tbe storage room
which will cost 590,000. The new brewery
is to be a Gothic structure, and it will be a
handsome addition to the properties of the
Bauerlein's, at Bennet station, intend to
build an addition to their property, which
will increase their capacity to 100 barrels
per day. The cost of the improvements it
is'estimated will exceed $40,000. This com
pany is building an entirely new brewery.
They are still keeping their old brewery
intact. They spent several thousand dol
lars on the old building a year ago, which
is in good repair.
F. L. Ober & Brothers, Vinial street, Al
legheny, are increasing their capacity from
15 barrels to 50 barrels per day. The cost
of Ober Brothers improvement will reach
Hippeley & Son, Allegheny, who have
hitherto only been able to brew 10,000 bar
rels in the year, are building a new annex
whereby they will be ame to Drew just three
times their present capacity. They also in
tend to refit their brewery with a new .outfit
ot vats, surface coolers, rest fermenting tubs,
boilers, engines and ice machines. The
building improvements, together with the
machinery, will cost Hippeley & Son over
Lutz & Son have completed their new
brewery. They have expended on the build
ing abont $175,000.
Pier & Dannals, Forbes and Stevenson
Btreet, have bonght a tract of land on Forbes
street, and on this land they will spend $100,
000 in bricks and mortar alone. The new
bnilding will be larger than(the presentone
occupied by the firm. "When the pile is fin
ished the plant of Pier & Dannals will
cover a square. The firm will furnish the
new brewery with fixtures to the tune of
THEIE BIO IMPEOVEMENT3.
"Winter Brothers ore enlarging their place.
and putting in new machinery costing over
$75,000. The Keystone Brewing Company
has made arrangements to begin alterations
the first of the year. They expect to be able
to brew 150,000 barrels a year. The altera
tions will cost $125,000.
These improvements on local breweries,
with what has already been enumerated in
The Dispatch from time to time recently,
will cost the companies named over $1,235,
000. Mr. J. J. O'Reilly said to a Dispatch
reporter yesterday: "When the brewers
have completed the additions they will be
able to supply Allegheny county with as
much beer as it can drink. We import
foreign beer in this State, which foots up
$1,000,000 annually. This amount, instead
of going across the water, will go to tbe
State brewers. All over Pennsylvania im
provements and enlargements in breweries
are taking place. The fact that $1,000,000
can be snatched from foreign competitors
and transferred to Pennsylvania brewers
will give work to 600 men.
"There has been more beer brewed and
sold here in the past year than ever before.
The refusal of Judge "White to grant the
legitimate number of licenses boomed the
brewing trade. Before a redaction of
licenses was made two years ago, the brew
ers sold their beer in oue-half casks and one
quarter casks. The first year the saloons
were cut down the brewers could not cope
with the trade which it produced. Con
sumers instead ot patronizing the saloons,
ordered it from the breweries in eights.
The result was the beer trade fell off a little
last year. Brewers were unable to meet the
demands of consumers, because they were
required to deliver their beer in smaller
OEDEES FOE SMALL KEGS.
At the last court, however, we prepared
ourselves for an emergency, and when the
license list was published, which revealed
another slaughter, I telegraphed to Cincin
nati for 15,000 small kegs. Besides the kegs
the Pittsburg coopers made, I bought for the
brewers in three months 40,000.
"This year will be memorable in brewing
circles. We can safely say that more beer
has been sold in Allegheny county than was
ever known before. More improvements have
taken place in brewing properties, which
surpasses anything accomplished before, and
the prohibition amendment has been defeate
ed. To give you an adequat
idea of tbe. amount of beer sold
in small kegs, let me quote some figures. A
brewer in Pittsburg sold 4,000 eighths of
beer last Saturday fiom his wagons. An
other one sold 3,400, again another 2,200,
andau Allegheny brewer sold 3,000 small
"I think Jndge White will see the sense
nextConrt of granting more licenses. In
Allegheny county there are 1,200 speak
easies. If Judge White would grant 1,000
licenses in the county we would not have
one speak-easy. However, that is to be
seen. Through the limited number of
licenses, beer has been consumed in houses
where before no beer ever entered. The
policy of reducing licenses has not been
successful. It has merely changed the sale
of the beer from the saloon keeper to the
brewer, practically making a brewer a
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street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
Substantial Holiday Presents.
Seal plush sacques, plush and cloth
jackets, newmarkets and children's wraps.
Large and carefully selected stock and low
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morrow's DISPATCH a few plums
from a sailor's duffi
' FOR CONSOLIDATE
The Jr. O. V. A. M. and the O. V. A.'M.
Dlscnss Unification A Lively Meeting,
but tbe Proposition Was Held Over.
A meeting of representatives of the Senior
and Jnnior orders of United American
Mechanics was held in the ball of Colonel
Samuel Black Council, at Hazelwood, yes
terday, to discuss the proposed consolidation
of both orders.
There was a misunderstanding as to the
place of meeting. The meeting had been
called by members of the McKeesport Coun
cil, and the location of the hall was not
stated in the call. As a result more than 50
representatives were skirmishing all around
the city, looking for the meeting.
There were probably 100 delegates present,
representing Clearfield, Center, Armstrong,
"Westmoreland, Fayette, Beaver, Clarion,
Jefferson and Allegheny counties. The meet
ing was called to order at 10 o'clock by a
member of the Senior Order from Connells-
ville, who was elected chairman. A Com
mittee on Resolutions was appointed and a
recess was taken until 1 o'clock.
The afternoon session was a lively one.
The committee reported a preamble and
resolution containing a recommendation
that it was the sense of the meeting that the
two orders should be consolidated, and a
platform setting forth the objects of the pro
posed new organization. When the res
olutions were read, a dozen or so
of Juniors who are opposed to
the consolidation scheme were on their
feet They contended that the meeting was
merely called to discuss the advisability of
a consolidation, and it was not the time to
discuss platforms or objects. An effort was
made to have the resolutions adopted, and a
discussion lasting nearly three hours fol
lowed. Another objection was raised to the plat
form on the grounds that it was too radical.
There were clauses in it that would be an
injury to tbe organization if adopted, and
the more conservative members of both
orders did not desire to see them approved.
The matter was finally referred back to
the committee with instructions to report at
some future meeting, after which tbe meet
The proposed amalgamation of the two
orders is not likely to be consummated. The
scheme was proposed by the Seniors, who
are by far the weaker in point of numbers.
The Juniors claim that if the Seniors want
consolidation they should be willing to ac
cept the Juniors' mode of work and not try
to dictate terms to them.
State Vice Councilor Stephen Collins, of
the Juniors, said last night: "It is not prac
tical to consolidate the two orders. Although
it would be a good thing for the country
districts that are only able to support one
conncil. I believe the orders should work
together in harmony, being organized for
radically the same objects and purposes,
ut I believe in them remaining as thev are
independent organizations, and I do not
believe that the Juniors will submit to a
H00RE WAS THERE TO KICK.
He Threatens to Indict Allegheny
Maintaining; a Kalsance.
The meeting of the Committee on Roads
of Allegheny, last night, was enlivened
somewhat by the presence of W. D. Moore,
Esq. Mr. Moore was present for the pur
pose of protesting against the condition of
This he did in most vigorous language,
and threatened to indict the city of Alle
gheny for maintaining a nnisance. The
hostile language of Mr. Moore had a telling
effect, as a sub-committee was immediately
appointed, whose duty it will be to visit
South avenue and try to afford immediate
The two committees, representing the
Eastern and Western districts, were in
structed to put down new board walks
wherever they were properly petitioned for.
WITH MILITARI HONORS.
Captain James Cbalfant Will be Buried by
The following order has just been promul
gated from tbe headquarters ot the Wash
ington Infantry: "The members of this
company are hereby ordered ta assemble in
their armory, in full dress uniform, at 1
o'clock P. m., 8 harp, on Sunday, December
8, to attend tne funeral of our late comrade.
Captain James Chalfant Uniforms must
be in first-class order."
Captain James Chalfant served during the
Mexican war, also during the civil war in
the One Hundred and First Pennsylvania
Volunteers. He was an old member of the
Washington Infantry and almost his last
request before be died was to have the in
fantry bury him. His record as a soldier
was beyond reproach. The captain, for
many years, was a member of the police
force of this city.
BEWER PIPES THIS TIME.
Indications Tbat All tbe Factories" In tho
Country ,WI1I . Combine.
Combines are the order of the day. The
sewer pipe and terra cotta manufacturers
were yesterday reported to have held pre
liminary meetings with a view to ascertain
ing bow an amalgamation of the various
concerns would work. A committee has
been appointed to ascertain the views of
each manufacturer, and obtain valuations.
Mr. Garrison, of Garrison, Williams & Co.,
says there is a prospect of the scheme
materializing. The plan is in line vith
that of the Union Glass Company, which
runs its factories from one general office,
bringing in the owners as share holders.
HUMAN BONES FOUND.
Jack's Ban Smelts a Mjitcry and Revels In
Jack's Run, which is located' down the
Ft. Wayne road, was stirred up with excite
ment on Thursday last The cause of this
excitement was that some workmen, who are
engaged in laying a new track, discovered
the bones of a human being in a place
known as Watson's quarry. The bones were
placed in a pile and allowed to remain in
the quarry, and the good people ot that
quiet place think that there is a deep mys
terv connected with the bones.
Desirable Oulco For Rent
On second floor Penn Bnilding. Rent low.
Inquire at 204 Penn Building.
The Olnrqnlse Bine.
This quaint oldl French style of ring has
been revived and now reigns supreme as the
fashionable ring. Our collection contains
the opal, ruby, sanphire, turquoise and dia
mond, at Hardy & Hayes, Jeweler, Silver.
smiths and Art Dealers, 529 Smithfield
street, new building.
Square Pianos, 1 oct, $80, $100, $125,
Upright Pianos, 1 oct, $160, $175, $225,
Parlor Organs, 6 oct., $20, $30, $44, $G0,
Parlor Organs, 6 oct, $45, $70, $90, $110,
This list inclndes such pianos as Weber,
Ablstrom, Haines Bros., Mason & Hamlin,
Bnsh & Girts, Wing & Son, Jewett, Schultz
& Co., and Mason & Hamlin, Taber, Water
loo, Keystone and new Paris Organs. Please
call and get first choice, as these goods must
be sold regardless of price and on terms to
suit Store open nights until 9 o'clock.
Echols, McMueeat Ss Co.
123 Sandusky street, ,
Allegheny City, Pa.
In fancy boxes for Christmas presents, 25o a
box (ot 6) to hiphfwt nrices.
"tr Joa.-HoBHs & OoLatate andjts, happinogfk,?
How a Young Amateur Actress Was
to be Brought Out in This City.
HEE HUSBAKDIS BEHIflDTHEBAKS
The Hernia Will Probably Kot Get Any
Winter Clothes Now.
THE PIAK WAB TEIED 0N0E BEFORE
A pair of smart young men who had a
novel and original way of "bringing out"
an amateur actress were arrested in this city
last night and are now rnminating over
their future prospects in the Central station.
One of them was snatched from the arms
of a bride of three weeks, who is the afore
said actress. She is at the Hamilton Hotel.
sobbing for her husband, who will be called
upon to explain several things this morn
ing. In yesterday's Dispatch was an account
of a proposed performance to be given in
Lafayette Hall, December 27, for the benefit
of the Newsboys' and Bootblacks' Home.
The matter was brought to the attention of
Superintendent Druitt, of the Newsboys'
Home. He investigated it and found it to
be a "fake." He succeeded in locating the
men who were behind the scheme at the
Hotel Hamilton, and last night they were
arrested by Detectives Fitzgerald and Dim
mel. The two men are brothers, and hail from
the West Their names are Byron F. and
John Gilkenson. When arrested they had
about 100 tickets for the entertainment The
tickets read "Help save tbe newsboys. First
annnal benefit by tbe Pittsburg Elite Dra
matic and Musical Club, Lafayette Hall,
Friday evening, December 27, etc., etc."
A PLAUSIBLE PLAIT.
The tickets had the names of Dr. C.
Angell, Secretary, and Miss Alice White,
Treasurer, printed on the bottom. On the
left hand side of the card was a notice that
no talent derives any benefit from the pro
ceeds of the entertainment, as the entire re
ceipts were to be used in purchasing winter
clothing for the newsboys and bootblacks.
une ot tne men attempted to sell a ticket
to Captain A. J. Logan. The man did not
know tbat Captain Logan was a director in
the Newsboys' Home. The purchaser of the
ticket turned it over to Superintendent
Druitt, who ran across the man who sold it,
B. F. Gilkenson. The latter said be visited
Captain Logan ior the purpose of
effecting an amalgamation with his scheme
and the Newsboys' Home. This Captain
Logan denies. Mr. Gilkenson told a num
ber ot conflicting statements about the iden
tity of Dr. Angell and Miss White. He
said the latter lived in Allegheny, at No.
225 Montgomery avenue. When Mr. Druitt
went to the place be found no such number
on the street He then located Gilkenson at
the Hamilton Hotel. The latter upon being
threatened with prosecution said they had
sold $25 or $30 worth of tickets and offered
to make a compromise with Mr. Druitt He
said they had not hired the hall, but in
tended to do so as soon as they could raise
the money. They did not even have tbe
customary fee of $10, but said after they
raised the amount they would change the
date and give the entertainment later.
WANTED HEE TO ACT OUT.
The object oT the scheme, he said, was to
introduce his wife to the public He stated
she was an amateuiuactress, and in an enter
tainment for the newsboys the public
would take some interest in the scheme.
Mr. Drnitt promised to fix the matter up,
which he did by reporting it to Inspector
McAleese. The latter sent Detectives Fitz
gerald and Dimmel to the hotel last night
and arrested the men. A large number of
unpaid board bills, etc., were found among
their effects with tbe tickets.
In regard to tbe arrest, Inspector Mc
Aleese said: "These men have been work
ing this scheme all over tbe country. The
idea is a good one to raise money, and they
have been fairly successful in this city.
The scheme is to get the tickets printed, and
alter selling a large number ot them, skip
out without giving the entertainment"
Tbe young actress spoken ot has been
married to B. F. Gilkenson about three
weeks. When tbe detectives took him
away there was a sad parting. The man
wept the greater part of the night over his
THE PLAN TEIED LAST YEAR.
The incident recalls the fact that one
Curtis, who passed in Pittsburg by
the name of "Harry Venn" and who
worked in a transitory way upon an after
noon paper, went aronnd and worked up a
benefit for tbe same object about a year ago.
He secured the Penn avenue rink, got the
Y. M. C. A. yonng men to volunteer a
gymnastic entertainment, promised a speech
on newsboys by Dr. Talmage and got plans
perfected for a grand musical adjunct
Tickets were on sale all over the city and
things looked roseate, when one fine day
Curtis, alias Harry Venn, went around and
collected the money from tickets for "inci
dental expenses'' and made himself scarce
on an Eastward train. Never heard of
since, he is gone, but not forgotten.
A Seasonable Hint.
As Christmas draws near, it is pleasant to
contemplate how many indulgent hnsbands
and loving parents are anticipating the
gleeful surprise they are about to perpetrate
upon their treasured ones, doubtless, in
the presentation of a piano or organ. In such
cases, one word of counsel. As in the case
of purchasing a horse, watch or jewelry,
persons not thoroughly competent to judge
their purchase are largely subject to the in
tegrity and judgment of the dealer. Hence
the desirability, when wishing a piano or
organ, to consult such an old established
and reputable firm as Mellor & Hoene, of
77 Fifth avenue. Theirs is one of the most
competent and reliable business houses in
the city. Experience has led them to
handle only the best instruments in the
market, such as the Hardman, Krakauer
Kimball and Harrington piano-fortes, and
the Chase, Palace and Chicago cottage or
gans, each alike the best value to be met
with. Indeed, you are just as safe in order
ing an instrument by mail from them as to
make a personal selection. They give the
lowest prices and the easiest terms fbnnd in
the trade, and gladly mail catalogues
promptly upon application. Write at once
to 77 Filth avenue.
THE NEW CABINET BEAUTY.
Tbe Latest Thins Oat
One of the most gorgeous improvements is
the new cabinet opera. It has been specially
designed by a celebrated New York artist
for the holiday season, and it is beautiful
beyond description. The elegant case alone
is worth the money asked, while its music
captivates every ear. Truly, a Christmas
present such as this beautiful cabinet opera
wonld set the entire family circle wild with
delight Call at H. Kleber & Bros. 's, 506
Wood street, and see it
Christmas Mandolins and Guitars.
H. Kleber & Bro. have received a large
and select assortment ot tbe celebrated
Washburn mandolins and guitars, specially
adapted for Xmas gifts. This make is con
ceded by the best players throughout tbe
country to be without an equal, while the
prices are not above those of inferior make;,
A more desirable andbeautifnl present than
one of these instruments cannot be found.
Klebers' also have a full line of the Arion
and Conservatory guitars and mandolins,
warranted, and which are sold at $8 and
upward. H. Klebeb & Bno.,
No. 606 Wood street
Ws recommend the use of Angostura
Bitters to our friends who suffer with dys
pepsia, IS MARRJAGB ESSENTIAL?
Mrs. Frank Leslie, in to-morrow's
issue, discourses on the marital
Ill miS. S1ILS WILL 8TAI.
The Colashns Abbeu Brines a. Letter Xx
The Mother Superioress Gertrude, of the
Home of the Good Shepherd, at Columbus,
O., and one of tbe sisters located there are
in the city. They visited the Southside
yesterday and had a prolonged conversation
with Alderman Hartman and Father Ber
nard, of St Michael's congregation.
It is stated that the subject of discussion
was the case of Stella and Mattie Wier, the
two girls who were taken to the Columbus
institution some time ago, and in whom so
much interest was manifested by the people
on that side of the river. A letter was de
livered to Alderman Hartman from Stella
Wier, in which the girl reiterated her
former statement, tbat "she was perfectly
satisfied with the treatment she is receiving,
and that she does not desire to return, to
KNIGHTS OF LABOR IN IRELAND.
Formation of a Branch at Belfast Talk of a
Federation of Lnbor.
Efforts at organizing the K. of L. in Ire
land have so far not been attended with
conspicuous success. Michael Davitt, when
in tbis country two years ago, had a conver
sation with Mr. Powderly on the subject,
but he now is unable to take an active part
in the work of promulgating the doctrines
of the Knights through lack of time. A
branch has been jnst formed at Belfast and
others are expected to follow. There is
much talk in Great Britain at present about
the formation of a federation of labor.
Selling Oot to Qnlu
Our entire stock of dress goods, trimmings,
underwear, wraps, jackets, hosiery, gloves,
etc., without regard to cost
Abthub, Schosdelmteb & Co.,
TIS 68 and 70 Ohio st, Allegheny.
83 00. 83 00. 83 60.
Cold weather shoes for tender feet. Ask
for the "California" shoe at $3 00.
Cain & VEENEE,Fifth ave. & Market si
Special fine variety from 50 cents to $200.
Also finest stock and variety of all kinds of
91 and 93 Fifth avenue.
Slippers, Slippers, Slippers,
For Xmas at Cain & Verner's, Fifth avenue
and Market street
B. fc B.
Great lines of holiday umbrellas for ladlea
and gentlemen. Boggs & Buhl,
Made comfortable by wearing our feet slip
pers for young and old at low prices.
Caik & Vzbxeb, Fifth and Market st
You won't believe it until you try it, how
much you can save by purchasing your
Christmas gifts at Harrison's Toy Store, 123
Federal street, Allegheny. TT3
S3 00. 83 00. 83 00.
The sales are increasing daily in onr gents'
$2 morocco, patent-leather, trimmed chamois
lined slippers. They make very acceptable
Xmas presents. Caik & Veskeb,
Fifth ave. and Market st
New, Sweet. Delicious.
Marvin's royal bread possesses all these
properties. If you haven't tried it do so at
once, if you want to renew your yonth and
be happy. d
All the best dealers keep F. &V.'s,
Pittsburg beer. Try it Ton will like it.
Silk umbrellas for holiday presents. t
James H. Aikek & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
A. FEW SPECIAL BARGAINS:
Extra grade White Country Blanket, t-t
124 White Country Blanket, extra valne, 85.
Good, full-size Bed Comforts, SI, II 25.
Special low prices on eiderdown Quilts.
Two extra fine grades:
English Suitincs, in All-Wool Checks and
Stripes, SO-lnch wide, reduced to $1 and SI 25.
30-inch Silk and Wool Plaid and Stripe Suit
ings at 37kc, worth 50c
60-inch Wool Stripe Suitincs at 60c, worth 75c
60-inch Wool Plaid Saltings at 75c, worth St
Special valne In Black Henrietta:
Jet Black and Blue Black Shades 40-lnch Silk
Warp Henrietta, in. extra fine grade, reduced
to , worth 81 S7K-
FTJRSI FURS! "FURSt
Ladles' and Children's Fnrs in Mink, As
tracban, Persian, Beaver and Seal at very close
With durable cover and novel handle. See onr
Solid Silver Mountings on Natural Bulb Stick.
Jnst the umbrella, to please a gentleman or
lady for Xmas.
JACKETS AND WRAPS.
An Immense display of Newest Fabrics,
Newest Shapes, and, of great importance to
you. Newest prices.
The season is somewhat advanced, and we
are enabled to close ont lots at great reduction.
We give you the benefit
BIBER & EASTON,
505 and 507 MARKET STREET.
CIGAR CABINETS FOR CHRISTMAS
gifts, hermetically sealed, so as to preserve
tbe cigars fresh and mont from heit of natural
gas. For sale by JOHN A. KENSHAW
& CO., Fancy Grocers, cor, Liberty and Ninth
Never fail to cure.
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
the creat European remedy sgaintt all
COUGHS AND HOARSENESS.
Sold by all Druggists.
Small boxes, 25c; large boxes. 50c
For the holiday season of 1S89, we exhibit
the most superb collection of Diamonds and
precious stones we have ever shown, mounted
in all tbe latest designs.
Our Diamonds are all of finest quality, and
being purchased before tbe recent advance in
prices enables us to offer special inducements
to Christmas buyers.
AN INSPECTION INVITED.
E. P. Roberts & Sons,
Cor. Fifth ave. and Market st
THE C1U-A 8TORE,
Inspect the stock of
FRENCH, KENDRICK & CO.
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T0UGHs0N JfUGIfc , , ,
He Baya Be Wasn't Able la Mac BsVtom
bat Be Was Arrested.
1?. McTighe, a well-known market huck
ster, was arrested yesterday afternoon for an
assault and battery when he was really so
crippled with rheumatism tbat he could not
raise his hand to his head. Tbe trouble
started in a saloon on Diamond street, "near
the market house. A number of men were
in the place and got quarreling. One of
them struck a man named Burton in the
face, cutting a gash over his eye. Then all
but McTighe left the place, and Burton ran
for an officer. Wben he returned- with
Officer Fowler, Bnrton accused McTighe of
being the man who assaulted him, and or
dered his arrest on a charge of assault and
battery. McTighe claimed hn u rnt th
man who struck the blow, as he was unable
J"""" "UUD " , " was arrested neverthe
less, and gave bail for a hearing before
THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG.
Its Anniversary to be Handsomely Cele
brated la Allegheny.
A meeting of the survivors of the One
Hundred and Twenty-third Regiment,Penn
sylvania Volunteers, was held last night in '
Common Council Chamber, Allegheny.-Tbo
various committees having in charge the
arrangements ior the entertainment on Fri-
day night next, to commemorate the battle
of Fredericksburg, reported everything in
The entertainment promises to be a grand
success. It will be held in Union Rink.
Bleb. Cat Glass.
Onr stock now complete with every re
quisite for the table or buttet in all new and
artistic effects. Our prices and depth of
cuttings are the very lowest
152, 154, 156 Federal st, Allegheny.
THE SNOW QUEEN, a fascina
ting fairy story by Ernest H. Hein
riohs, vrill appear in to-morrow's
JDS. HDRNE i CD.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES,
PiriSiiuuo, Saturday, December 7, 1SS9.
Here to-day, $20 for $5.
A cool gift of $15; not from us exactly, bnt
from an overstocked manufacturer.
A great purchase of Ana quality winter
weight Beaver Cloth Jackets, very richly and
handsomely braided, actually regular S20 qual
ity, but the sacriflcs was so great we can sell
them to yon at $5. The purchase was only
made a few weeks ago. The goods were hur
ried through with all possible dispatch to be
here for this morning. And so they are here
in our Jacket Room.
ONLY 90 OF THEM.
All sizes. In Black, Green, Navy and Brown.
Bay them for Christmas gifts for yourselves,
bnt bay to-day. They most go as fast as people
can be fitted, and so tbey will. Remember,
yonr choice may go this morning if yon pnt off.
comlntr until tbis afternoon. ,
They are the greatest bargain ever shown m
this or any other city.
Not so many by many dozen pairs of those
60c Biarritz Gloves to advertise this morning
as there would have been yesterday. Not a
line about them in the papers, but they wera
sold from morning till night Tbey sell on
They are not cheap looking: "Wonderful ap
pearance for so little money, and wonderful
for wear. Tbey are the very glove tbe big New
Tork houses only a few days ago made great
fuss over at 59c, 9 cents above onr prices.
Plenty of them to-day, all sizes, Tans and
Brown, at 50c.
A special novelty in Misses' Biarritz shows
nowhere else In these cities.
More than likely
jnst your own ideas
They're the work
of skill and expert
ence, and yon are
snre to approve
their good points.
We think they
have no bad ones.
Your comfort has
their service and
Turkish Bath Robes:
Fancy Stripe, 15.
Fancy Embroidered. (6 53.
Fancy Stripe Linen at J9.
Fancy Striped W ool at SO.
You only need to know all tbe requirements
of a Smoking Jacket or Dressing Gown to see
in these the very kind you're looking for. As
good a one at St as yon would pay S5 for else
where Is the way these Jackets get the people
to buy them. It is a Tap Silk Jacket at H, all
colors, well made, and anything but cheap In
Smoking Jackets in quilted Japanese silk,
In English stripes and checks and In plain
cloths, richly trimmed, stoutly made.
Dressing Gowns In plain colors and fancy
trimmed. Buy while tbe stock is complete.
These busy days one Department that has its
hands full of Christmas trade is the Ladies'
Ladles' plain and fancy Linen Sets.
Lace and Linen Vandyke Points.
Beautiful Lace Sets for evening wear.
Popular Turnover Collars and Coifs.
Children's and Misses' Fanntleroy Sets,
In Linen, Lace and Embroidered Hemstich.
Some Interesting "Specials" In the Millinery
JDB. HDRNE I CE
66WZ1 PENN AVENUE.
-U.EAR HAVANA CIGARS-A FRESH AR- -J
RIVAL insttn. Tho best clear for S7 per
Fsaey Grocers, corner Liberty J
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