Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 14, 1889, Page 2, Image 2
?TT!gmmfo!DMP:iffiQHSK El i . IFO UTILIZE THE EXPO, iPopTilar Concerts Could Iq Handily Instituted. JOFFICIALS TAIK IN FAVOB fOf Having Both Winter and Summer Concerts. . Public opinion all powerful. Down on the rirer front stands a huge building which, frith shut doors and frown ing exterior, marks the spot where Pitts burg's first Exposition was made a howling success by the earnest efforts of her best citizens. The main building was closed on October 17 and bids fair to remain so until the fourth of next September, when the second Exposition is to open. The Dispatch believes that that grand and roomy edifice is but poorly subserving a distinct purpose in the advancement of a great community like this when its period of use by the public is 40 days out of 365. There stands a naked building; now to clothe it with an idea of usefulness; to de vise some plan whereby the public can get some distinct and decided good out .of so spacious a hall. "Popular Concerts" are the happy thought under the circumstances. Music is an edu cator, and upon no project can rich and poor meet upon a common ground so happily and with results so productive of gooa to the many. With the above plan as a somewhat vague basis vague as to the possibility of whether the concerts can be summer or winter a number of gentlemen have been sought out and requested to outline their opinions.The distinctly favorable views entertained indi cate a popular indorsement of the plan. And the columns of The Dispatch are open to those who have any suggestions to oiler. "WHAT PBESIDENT NABVHT SATS. President S. S. Marvin, of the Exposition Society, was seen. "When The Dispatch reporter announced his mission, Mr. Marvin said: "I think that the ideaof popularcon sertsjfor the benefit of the masses is an excel lent one and a most laudable enterprise. The only bar to it no w is the fact that there is no means of heating the building. It would cost considerable money to put in heating apparatus, probably about $5,000. My idea would be to heat the buildiDg by steam coiled pipes. "We could not put in enough ljf-inch pipe to make the place comfortable for less than $5,000. There is .no reason why we should not have popular concerts in the building. When the Expo sition plan was proposed, it was stated that when not being used as an Exposition it was to be a music hall. There is no reason now why we should not utilize the place instead of allowing the building to stand idle. The 1,200 members of the society are expecting something in the music line, and they will get it very shortly I think. "Would you confine the concerts to local talent?" "No, sir. I would not, unless the local talent is the best in the world. I would constitute the concerts of the very best talent obtainable. The attractions I would get would be the best that money could procure. At popular prices which would surely draw big crowds the scheme would pay" hand somely. The acoustics of the building are everything that could be desired. the pbopee thing to do. "1 think the proper thing, however, to do is the agitation of the erection of a music hall in connection with the exposition building. The hall could be used during the 40 days of the Exposition for Exposition purposes. The balance of the time it could --trs-nstdbrconcerts, meetings, etc. "We very seldom get any good music here. -The large opera companies start out at New XorE. Alter playing an engagement mere the ."i.ies sometimes split up. One section il go to Boston and New England and then westward without touching Pitts burg. Another crowd will come to this city after playing in Philadelphia. A third section will go to Baltimore and take in Cincinnati and St Louis. They all come together in Chicago, and the people there are given a first-class festival. If we had a good hall here this city would be a hall-way stopping place for all the large companies going from New Xork to Chicago and re turn. When they came they wonld stay at least a week and we would get some thing in the music line worth listening to. Instead of that we now get everything piece meal. If we could get the ground from the city this would be an incentive to erect a building with all appurtenances, etc The building would cost with fixtures, etc, about 5300,000." -rOPULAB PBICES ADVOCATED. J'What should be the price of admission to the concerts, in your opinion?" "I would not charge more than 25 cents. This would give everybody a chance to hear the music. I would run the concert one weekVith vocal and the next instrumental music or perhaps combined occasionally. We wouldsliave a season of good local tal- ' ent and then give a first-class festival. .. "We are now on the eve of a State Con vention. If we had the music hall built ''the convention could be secured for this . city. There is not a hall in the State that ' would hold as many people as the one we propose to build. It would be an induce ment for the people of Ohio to hold their Diaie lanvenuon in jrinsourg. we are nearer to a great many counties in Ohio than Cincinnati is. Look at the present music ball over the market house The idea of sitting over beefsteaks takes the flavor from the music Think of those straight stairs. .Every time I get in the place I am afraid itbat some accident may happen and the -people will be unable to get out of the Duiiaing. xne only rente is by the stairs, and should a panic ever take place there we would witness a repetition of the recent Johnstown horror. The Idea of 'local popular concerts has the svmcathv and 'rapport of everv member of the Board nf ruirecwro ui iuc .cipusiuon society, wno will continue to ao everything in their power to elevate the tastes of the people of the city." rEANZ XOH2IAX XX SniPATHY. Prof. F. Xohnun, the able musical di rector, said: "I do not think the present Exposition bnilding would answer the pur pose I think the idea is a good one, and will lave the support of everybody who loves music 1 do not think, however, that the Concerts can be given successfully until a music hall is erected. I was the first man in the city to agitate the concert idea in the Exposition building before it was erected. Had it been built according to my ideas we would have had a good place lor concerts. My scheme was to -arrange the place so that it could be made a resort during the summer. With a scattering of ferns, potted plants, etc, throughout the building it would give it an appearance of a summer garden. I wanted the gallery to be reserved for persons who could afford to pay more than 25 cents. The first floor was to be for the ocenpancy of the middle classes, who could easily afford to pay 25 cents for several hours of good music In the summer time the concerts conld be given in the afternoon and evenings. Dnring the winter season the building could be heated Jby steam and the concerts given every evening. "With the present building I do not think that a large concert would be much of a success from.a musical standpoint A music hall conld be bnilt in this city with out much trouble. If we had the hall we could hold musical festivals that would compare favorably with anything given in 'this country. I would not want to run the concerts exclusively with home talent Oc- jcuionally I wpuld like to see some of the great artists brought here, and the publIo afforded an opportunity to hear them." D. C. HEEBST COINCIDES. D. C Herbst, one of the directors of the Exposition, coincides with the -views of President Marvin. He says the building could be heated at -an expense of less than f 1,000. In his interview he said: "It was always my idea to have entertain ments given in the Exposition building. That is what it was built for. It would not be a hard matter to heat the building. We have introduced in this city natural gas stoves that need no chimneys. With-the gas the combustion is so perfect that no vitiated air remains in a room where there is no chimney. If we had to heat the build ing with coal stoves it would take a great many to do the business. With natural gas stoves the place could be warmed in the coldest weather. I would be glad to see a series of popular con certs given this winter. Looking only at the moral side it would be a great thing. It would keep young men ont of poolrooms and saloons and young girls from running to cheap dauces. The young people need some amusement, and if they cannot get it one way they will get it another. , If the scheme was Inaugurated and the price of admission be placed at 25 cents, I think many of these dance halls would have to close up. The concerts would give the peo ple a healthy resort to go to. There is not the least doubt but that the idea would be come immediately popular. There is no use allowing the buildings to stand there in idleness while they could be used to advan tage for the betterment of the people When the Exposition buildings were erected it was not the intention to have them used exclu sively for exposition purposes. The society wants a music hall, but the question is how are we going" to get it? "When Conductor Innes, of New York, went away I asked him if he would come back during the winter if we wanted him. He said he was ready to play for the people of Pittsburg at any time. Now, if we could bring him back and give another week of brass and reed music, would it not be a treat for the people? After having Innes and his band I would have a vocal concert Then run in one of our local bands for a few nights. This idea is carried out in other cities in this country, and there is no reason why it could not be done here. In Europe every little town has its music hall, where the people gather and hear music that is beneficial to their systems after working hard all day. I have been over a good por tion of the globe, and I do not know of any town where people have more getup in them than the residents of Pittsburg. When this concert idea is started by The Dispatch I am sure it will be productive or good. It will have the support of all the directors and most of the members of the Exposition Society." THE MOZAET DIRECTOR. Prof. J. P. McCollum, director of the Mozart Club, thinks the concerts would not be a musical success on account of the main building being too large He said: "I am heartily in favor of giving popular concerts, but if vocal music is intended I do not think the Exposition building is the proper place. Eor orchestral or brass music the hall is all right Eor home talent the place is too big and is not adapted for solo singing. To give a first-class concert I do not think any artists can be found anywhere who will fill that place The hall could be remodeled by dividing it in half. If one-half was partitioned off and the concert held in either half of the building it would be a success. A hall that holds over 3,000 is a poor one for singing. The Exposition building could only be adapted for concerts by the expenditure of a large sum of money. I am in favor of e very-day concerts, but to be a success they must be held in a suitable hall. I understand the music hall the Exposition Society intends to build will hold 7,000 people I do not know what they will do with it when it is completed. Wfien you crowd 2,500 or 3,000 people into a building to hear a concert you get nearly every one who. wants to go on that night I hope the thing will be a success. The music lovers would be heartily in favor of it" MANY PLANS FEASIBLE. In the summing up of points in favor of the plan of winter and summer concerts, it must not be forgotten that the musicians of Pittsburg and -Allegheny would form a powerful nucleus. The massing of fairly expert orchestral players, who, with assidu ous rehearsals, would not do injustice to either the best popular or the mildly classi cal music, would result in an orchestra equal in size and far more provocative of interest than the great orchestras which visit here But the professional musicians, who wonld of necessity have to be included, would mostly be available for afternoon concerts on account of evening engage ments. What Pittsburg's brass musicians can do when harmoniously brought together has been several times shown. Notably at the occasion of the M. M. P. TJ. picnic at Boss Grove 'last summer a year ago. Over 200 players were concentrated in one band and marched through the city making the at mosphere resound with inspiring melody. Inside such a building as the main Exposi tion Hall, the band would tear the lining out of things. PITTSBUBG'S VOCAL CONTINGENT. The possibilities of a successful combina tion of the local singers were vividly Bhown at the recent May festival, at which a mag nificentchorus handled with consummate ease such powerful and intricate compositions as Saint Saen's "The Deluge;" Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony;" excerpts from Wag ner's best works; all with marked success. In fact, the Pittsburg singers scored a great point in succeeding with the "Ninth Sym phony" alter four months' practice, where the singers of Cincinnati went to pieces after a year's study. Such vocal ability applied to the oratorios which are always popular and the stan dard cantatas, glees and choruses, scores of which would be wholly new and novel in Pittsburg, would.be sure to achieve suc cess. The combination between local sing ers and the crack orchestras of the East has been accomplished with good results by the Mozart Club and the Boston Symphony Or chestra. FINANCIAL MATTERS. It may be that the money for the heating of the Exposition building may at present seem not forthcoming, as the plan of popu lar concerts hardly lies within the scope of the Exposition Society. Bnt the discussion of the plan may evolve some ways and means. In an interview published in The Dispatch, it will be remembered that Mr. Carnegie, just returned from Europe, re marked that if the musicians of Pittsburg would become as harmonious in their rela tions as they were in their productions, he might feel tempted to play patron saint in several ways. The remark stirred up a great many people who went to some pains to show how poorly the shoe fitted them. Nevertheless, the steel king meant what he said, as may be demonstrated before the twin cities are much older. WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING. Some Who Travel, Some Who Do Not, and Others Who Talk. Chief J. O. Brown, of the Department of Public Safety, returned yesterday morning from his trip to Washington. He said that he was hopeful of the early procurement of a fire patrol boat He is pleased with the model of a boat made by Free & Meredith, of this city, and said that he hoped the Council committee would investigate it before departing to look at the patrol boats in other cities. J. W. Robinson has been appointed special agent on the Pittsburg and Western road. The position is newly created, and Mr. Robinson deserves the promotion. James A. Chambers, the well-known window glass manufacturer, is lying at his home ill. Db. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn street, Pittsburg, Pa. S&sn W COLLEGE GYMNASIUMS and the methods used there in training athletes are describes in to-morrow's DISPATCH by Prof Goldle. F0Tl3ITEENSf0NlT. The American Patriotic League Was ' Organised ii lew Tork AGAINST ALIEN INSTITUTIONS. Opposed to Unrestricted immigration and the Boycott PE0TECTI0N FOE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL Stephen Collins, Superintendent of Mails in this city,and State Vice Councillor ot the Jr. O. TJ. A. M. of Pennsylvania, returned yesterday from New York, where he had been attending a meeting ot representatives of the various American societies and orders in the United States. The meeting was attended by some of the foremost men in the American movement, men who hare given years of thought and work to the subject Mr. Collins, when interviewed yesterday, said: "There are 41 different organizations in the United States at the present time, all organized for practically the same objects, though varying in many respects. The most important or prime object of all is the re striction of immigration. Some are further identified with the movement to protect and maintain the public school sys tem and prevent any sectarian influence therewith. Some are aroused over the re cent movement of fo'reign capitalists to con trol many of the leading industries of this country. English syndicates are purchas ing the great flouring mills of Minnesota, the chief breweries of many large cities, the principal tanneries of New York State, and they are gaining control of very many large concerns in this country. "Twenty-seven alien corporations and in dividuals own 20,234,000 acres of land more land than all of New England. For eigners are gaining control of the capital and also of the labor. Many of the so-called labor unions are entirely under the control of foreigners. against the boycott. "They have introduced tbe'hated boycott and other un-American institutions, Amer ican boys cannot learn trades; they are driv ing Americans out of the field. The French Canadians are colonizing New England. They held a convention at Troy, N. Y., in October, at which 100 delegates were pres ent In 17 States foreigners vote after being in the country six months. All of these va rious orders, working independently in the same direction, can control legislation if they act in concert "Last Thursday night, in a hall in Union square, New York, we formed an organiza tion to be known as 'The American Patri otic League.' The objects are as follows: L To restrict immigration. 2. To extend the period for naturalization. a To require an educational qualification of every voter. . . . , 4. A general, unsectarian, American free school system, 5. No public pronerty or funds to be devoted to any sectarian purposes. 6. American lands for American settlers. 7. To obtain the above by legislation. "It will be seen by the above that the or ganization is political in its mission, but it is not intended to form or encourage any new party, bnt to require the members to maintain their former party affilations and to work in every honorable way to obtain their objects. It is intended to draw into their ranks members of all of the American orders, and also all citizens, native and foreign born, Who will subscribe to the above principles. Leagues will be formed all over the country. The names of the members will be kept absolutely secret State and national legislation will be watched closely. thbeatening dangers. "Public opinion and sentiment is ripe for amovement of this kind. Its firmest support ers will be found among the naturalized cit izens, who have come to this country to be come good citizens, and see the danger which threatens us by the unparalleled influx of paupers and criminals from the old world. The foremost editorial writers of the day, the shrewdest statesmen and the most learned preachers are writing and speaking the words of warning to the country. "It is desired to Americanize America. We are not alarmists, bnt any intelligent observer cannot .fail to see the dangers that beset the country at the present day. All that is needed is proper legislation and rigid enforcement of the laws when passed, and public opinion is king in this land. In Pennsylvania alone we have over 250,000 voters who are members of four American organizations. Their influence will count if bent in the proper direction. The officers of the new organization will be made known shortly, and active work will scribe to the objects and principles will be J eligible to membership. The order will not be ritualistic or beneficial, and only a small entrance fee will be required to pav.for printing, etc Members of all political and religious parties and creeds can belong to the league if they desire, and its course will be conservative, though energetic and aggres sive." THE SUSPENSION TO BE USED. Thlrty-FlTo Dollars Per Day to be Paid by the Traction Company. The Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester Traction Company has at last decided to run its cable cars over the Suspension bridge. They have made an arrangement with the bridge company, and will ay $12,000 per year toll. This will amount to over $35 per day for the privilege of run sing the cars over the bridge. At a meeting of the committees of the traction and bridge companies yesterday the matter was satisfactorily settled. The plans of the bridge company lor the improvement of the structure were exhibited. It was stated that the company would extend the piers of the bridge and build two additional tracks for the grip cars. The new structure, when completed, will be what is known as a trotting bridge. The cost of the improve ment will be about $160,000. A meeting of the directors of the bridge company will be held within a few days to ratify the action of their committee. It is said the toll to be paid by the traction company is over 7 per cent of the cost of the bridge. ETEEI INCH A MAN. Rev. CE. Locke Defines Somo of the Requi sites Pertaining to Manhood. Bev. Charles Edward Locke delivered a lecture last evening in the Smithfield Street Church before a large audience, his subject being "Every Inch a Man." He described the qualities required to form the ideal man who should be able to meet the issues of the next SO years. That man, Mr. Locke said, should be a specialist, a philanthropist, in dustrious, radical and learned. It mattered not whether he were white or black. The speaker said that he was fond of the negro race. He,believed that it was either a great race degenerated, or a great race in embryo. It would not matter either whether "the ideal man" should be a man or a woman. He believed that women could hold their places with men in all the advanced work of the world. The last and highestrequi site of the ideal man must be, he said, spirit uality. HE ADMITTED TAKING HONEY. The Wharf Employe Calllean Admits Charges and Gets Discharged. The sub-Wharf Committee, of Allegheny, held a meeting to investigate charges against Mr. Culligan for demanding money from Mr. Armstrong Parks, a well-known contractor, for dumping -on privileged ground. Culligan admitted that he took money, but denied having demanded it He was discharged from the city service. -was arwEfftfja tmS i f CellgtoHS Services Held la the Clafe Room of the CoHBty Democracy No Sanaa? Speak-Easy. It is not by any means uncommon for re ligious services to be held in theaters, skat ing rinks, dance houses and saloons, but probably it was never before the case in Pittsburg that such services were held in a political clubroom. r People who have lately visited the club room of the County Democracy noticed a teat little parlor organ to the right of the President's seat, and wonder$dry,mucb. how, it came to.be there. ,8ome thought it rnighVor utllizad4oothi savagcrstearts on nfohtx fnlliiwiriV XVTlifcle Democratic de feats, and otherFMWlBtsPresident Boyle-f migh't be an apfle of sweetness and.Ugtt, j who wished w smooth the asperities of life generally and quiet the Democratic Utrrr -wtipn hn howled for Drev. Last night Messrs. Beltzhoover and Fox decided to gratify all curiosity by explain ing that the 'Unitarian congregation worshiped in the hall every Sunday morn ing. It is well adapted for the purpose, be ing central and ample and well lnrnished, while the faces of Grover Cleveland and other apostles ot Democracy, looking out of their frames on the wall, would serve to re-, mind worshipers of the faith to which the County Democraoy seek to proselyte. Grover's portrait looks serenely on Rev. Townsend, as he expounds the oracles of wisdom. When the proposition of the Unitarian Society was submitted to the club, there were two or three kickers, but the general sentiment was in favor, and on motion it was made unanimous, after the suggestion was submitted that a good Democrat ought on Sunday morning to be either at home with his family or at church, and had no need of the club room at that time. Mr. Fox said: "You can state that while other clubs may make speak-easies of their quarters on Sunday, the County Democracy has divine service in its rooms and is on the pleasantest terms imaginable with its wor shiping tenants, and expects to -maintain those relations. The church will" worship here for a year at least" THE ST. AGNES PABADE. Later Orders Issued In Regard to the For. matton. The last order of Grand Marshal Bosinski of the parade to dedicate St Agnes' Church to-morrow changes somewhat the formation. It is as follows: The First Battalion HlbernianRifles, Colonel Felix McKnight, and the A. O. H.. Board of Erin, will compose the first division. The Battalion Hibernian Rifles, Major John Coyne, and the A O. H.. American Board, will com pose the second division. All other divisions will follow in the order as laid down in General Orders No. L , . Thomas Burke has been appointed Assist ant Adjutant General of the parade and will have a number of aids. The First Battalion Hibernian Rifles and the various divisions of the order are di rected to report Sunday morning at 820 at the corner ot Fifth avenue and Grant street, where Assistant Adjutant General Burke will assign the various divisions to place. Grand Marshal Bosinski is anxious that all members of his staff report promptly at Smallman and Twenty-second streets to morrow morning that the start may be made on time and no delay of the procession be caused. M'GAW'S BElNSTATEMENr. Section of the K. of L. Constitution Under Which Ills Assembly Acted, Begarding the action taken by the .Ware housemen's Assembly in reinstating Homer L. McGaw when he had been expelled from the order by the General Assembly, reference .was made yesterday in labor circlet to the case ot John a tannery, ecutor ot tns, j.raaes Journal, who was reinstated by his assembly after explusion, and who has continued as a member of the order since. Section 185, page 60, Revised Constitution of the jtnights of Labor reads: A member legally expelled from the trder by sentence of any court can never again.be ad mittea to mempqrsnip except py a jwree fonrths vote of the assembly from which ex pelled, therefore great care should be ixer cised that no injustice he done. Members pan not be- expelled for non-payment of dues or other minor offenses, and erery member must have a fair and impartial trial before expul sion. WILL KNOCK HIS HEAD OFF. A Lad's .Promise to His Father When) He Leaves tho Reform School. William "McKee Anderson, a boy 15 years old, was returned to the Beform School yes terday. He was released from that place last June. His mother and stepfatherjlive in Poplar, alley, and they complained that he was idle and stole property from their "onse- Asvount? Anderson departed from! the Central station he said to InspectorJMc Aleese: "Goodby, Mac; I'll see you soon. I know the ropes out there and I'll soon be back. I'm going to knock that stepfather's head off, and then I'll skip the town." Wil lie is nearly 6 feet tall. WONT BE SOLD. It Is About Settled that Library Hall Will Not Change Hands. It is about definitely settled that the Li brary Hall bnilding won't be sold. Ar rangements will be completed in a few days by which the debt will be cared for, certain negotiations have been in progress for some time, and they will be consummated shortly. The stock of the Library Hall Company has only a nominal value, and at frequent times many of the stockholders have prom ised and given their stock to the library company. The committee soliciting sub scriptions is now turning its attention to securing all the stock members of the hall company are willing to contribute. HOLDERS CANNOT AGBEE To Band Together for Their Mutual Wel fare and Protection. The machinery molders held a meeting on Thursday night to concert measures for an amalgamation, bnt they were nnable to agree, as as already foreshadowed in these columns. Too much jealousy is reported as existing between the three organizations to allow of any amicable arrangement regard ing a uniting ot lorces lor mutual good being brought about bo much the better for the manufacturers, who will find it easier to treat with a divided trade than with one whose members were disposed to act together harmoniously. ONE UNION FOE ALL. Machinists to Meet To-KIght to Form an Organization. A meeting of machinists will be held this evening in old hall. 101 Fourth avenue, for the purpose of forming a solid organization of the craft It is expected that there will be a large attendance of machinists, as well of those belonging to existing organizations as others who are on tho outside. A Brutal Father Fonnd. Agent Berryman, of the Humane Society, yesterday afternoon investigated a com plaint made against Fred Bower, a Ger man, living in the rears of No. 242 Beaver avenue, Allegheny, u"wh6," it is claimed, abuses his 3-year-old son unmercifully. The complaint was well founded, being sub stantiated also by the child's appearance and his mother's testimony, and an infor mation will be made against Bower to-day. Desirable Office For Rent On second floor Penn Bnilding. Bent low. Inquire at 201 Penn Building. ws ESTOIiABA BETiTiTl, in to-mor- jow's DISPATCH, tells why rnil- ionalree seek wealthy wlvea. EIK tROXDUTT? THffilOSElNDIAE Remark Made by Andrew Carnegie Booming Grover. MANr LOCAL C0MMEHTS PASSED. Set Down as a Compliment Flavored With Scotch Humor. HE'S THOUGHT L0IAL TO PROTECTION J-1 Ttjainf erence that Mr. Andrew Carnegie ' v&i"Cl A" ?'' ", had.apjtfo ached the verge of or. as some term it, free trade. heresy, in his talk at the Boston banquet in his glowing reference to Grover Cleveland, caused con siderable comment in the city yesterday., -Mr. Woods, of Arbuckles & Co., was quite exercised over, the chaffing of some people, who knowing him to be a red-hot tariff man, took occasion to guy him at fre quent intervals. Mr. Woods contended that Mr. Carnegie's utterances possessed no significance whatever; that he only said what any gentleman might be expected to say, and that to have referred to the ex President in any other manner would be boor ish and that Mr. Carnegie was not a boor. Mr. Woods defied anyone to point out amy thing in Mr. Carnegie'i reported remarks that even squinted toward a divergence in his views from the doctrines of the Repub lican party. A TIGDEE OF SPEECH. He contended that the suggestion that one thing that might be done with ex-Presidents was to run them again contained nothing either significant or improper, nor, of pos sible disloyalty to the Bepublican party, as no one had a right to find fault with any one else who might wish to run ex-President Cleveland again. The matter was informally discussed last night at the rooms of the County Democ racy, and it seemed to be a tolerably general belief that Mr. Carnegie might be in favor of tariff reduction. There was quite a sprinkling of Democrats present, and some seemed to treat the matter with indifference, while others thought the utterance possessed significance. Among those noticed were Councilmen Carr and Mullen, County Com missioner Mc Williams, Harry Beltzhoover, and the crowd generally that congregates there a part of almost every evening. A'PABTISAX INSINUATION'. Mr. T. O'Brien suggested that Mr. Car negie may not have gotten something that he wanted from the Harrison administra tion, but the general view seemed to be that Mr. Carneeie had made enough money to be clear of the ills that beset weaker manu facturers; that he had made enough money to be able to fight for a market .in any part of the world, and with the tariff taken off raw material might so cripple weak firms, especially those struggling to get on their feet in the South, as to prevent their compe tition. G. H. Stengel, Esq., thought it logical for Mr. Carnegie to lean toward a reduction of duties. He had gotten in a plane from which, with free raw material, he could make goods for any market in the world. SOME OTHER OPINIONS. City Controller Morrow said of Mr. Car negie's speech: ''It means nothing. It was simply an after-dinner compliment I have talked with a good many persons about'it, and that is the general opinion." . Mayor McCallin said: "I don'tknow what it means. I was surprised when I read it. I thought he must have changed his poli tics." Postmaster Larkin said: "I don't know what significance to attach to it. It was probably only an after dinner compliment" President Weihe, of the A. A. of I. and S. Workers; President Smith, of the A. F. G. W. Union, and Editor John Ehman were asked yesterday to express their ideas upon the matter. They thought that Mr. Carnegie was re-echoing or playing upon Mr. Cleveland's remarks on a late occasion in.New York when al lusions were made in the same strain, and that he did hot mean anything in the direc tion of booming Cleveland for '92. None of those seen had- supposed for a moment that Mr. Carnegie had departed from his firmly grounded protective principles, and they re gard the suggestion as to Cleveland's run ning again as a post-prandial compliment largely seasoned with dry Scotch humor. SOUTHSIDE GENTLEMEN TALK. T. B. Atterhury, of Atterbury & Co., said: "I attach no significance whatever to the remark. I regard the matter as a com plimentary joke. Mr. Carnegie was in a position where he was compelled to say something pleasant about Mr.-Cleveland, and I suppose he thought that was the nicest thing to say." J. B. Dilworth, of Dilworth, Porter & Co., said: "I fancy that Mr Andrew Car negie thought that if Mr. Cleveland was nominated for re-election by the Democrats, it would be the best thing that conld be done for the Republicans. Mr. Carnegie never meant that he indorsed Mr. Cleve land with all his free trade ideas for Presi dent" 'SQUIBE SHAFEB INCBEDTTLOUS. J. M. Shafer. of the Bepublican County Committee, said: "I have not read Mr. Carnegie's remarks, but I am satisfied he has either been misquoted or his remarks were a nice little compliment which he felt under obligation to pay to Mr. Cleveland. I don't take any stock in these after-dinner speeches, anyway." W. H. Cassidy, of the Oliver & Boberts Wire Company, said: "1 don't think Mr. Carnegie has any reason to be very partial to Mr. Cleveland after his message of 1887. It is to Mr. Carnegie's interest to be a pro tectionist, and I am not worried mnch over the reports that he meditates flopping for Cleveland." THEI ARE BOTH IN JAIL. Besult of Cross Salts Brought by Residents of FoarOIUe Ran. Martin Loftus was committed to jail by Alderman Jones last night, in default of $500 bail, on a charge of committing an as sault on Mrs. John Clark. John Clark, the husband of the prose cutrix, was also committed to jail on a charge of aggravated assault and battery, preferred by Martin Loftus. The parties five at Four-Mile Bun. A few days since John Clark accused Martin Loftus with making an assault upon his wife. Loftus denied, and a fight resulted. Loftus alleged that Clark struck him on the head with a hammer. A hearing in the cases will be held to-day. 123D. PENNA. T0L. REUNION. A Pleasant Event at the Union Klnby. Alle gheny, Lnst Night. The One Hundred and Twenty-third Penn sylvania Volunteers held a reunion last night at Union Rink, Beech street About 600 people, friends of the old warriors en joyed a pleasant evening, which mainly consisted of feasting. Among the speakers were Bev. Hunter, Dr. B. B. Smith, Bev. W. S. Owens, D. D., S. S. Stewert, Major Bobert E. Stewart and D. Ashworth. During the evening a number of selections were given, both in strumentally and vocal. Every one went honiejlatisfied with the proceedings. 'HOMEOPATHS ELECT OFFICERS. Tho Annual Meeting 6f the Medical Socletv Last KIgfat. The Homeopathic Medical Society of Allegheny county held its annual meeting last night at the Homeopathio Hospital. The following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year: President, Dr. L.H. Wlllard; Vice President, Dr. C. H. Hoffman: Treasurer. Dr. J. B. Mc Clelland; Secretary, Dr. J. Richer Horner: Censors. Drs. J. H. McClelland, J. 6. Bwghw and J. H. ThOKipeon. fill TO SDPPEAST;TflE BAHK... ' " A Reliable Asssrance of a Plan to Caarp the Lawrtnco Bank With a National Institu tion Big Money Raised. A prominent gentleman in LawrenceviUe told a Dispatch reporter last night that a number of moneyed men in the district were organizing a company, with 200,000 capital to start a national bank. The men inter ested in the scheme are working quietly, and there object is to secure the building of the collapsed Lawrence Bank in which to operate the national bank. It is thought that a good, stronj bank, governed by correct financial principles, would soon be able to amass a fortune. The building of the Lawrence Bank is contig uous to Bloomfield, LawrenceviUe, Tenth and Twelfth wards. No bank is within easy reach of any of theae points now, and this new company is certain that a big busi-, ness can be done. However, the company which is organ izing for the purpose of starting a national bank, does not intend to move in the mat ter of acquiring the property; yet They will meet to subscribe sufficient capital. Whenever the present owners are ready to vacate the building; or if itcomes under the hammer, they will be ready to purchase it, and immediately apply for a charter and initiate the newventnre. Nothing new transpired in connection with the defunct bank. The officials were hard at work during the day fixing up the various books. No new development oc curred on the part of the depositors, and things in the neighborhood ore about nor mal. FRITZ STREET PEOPLE HOT. Councilman Carr lias Promised to Stir the Blatter of Obstractloa. The people who live on Fritz street, Twenty-seventh ward, are on the point of rebellion over the blockade of the street by the Pittsburg Incline Plane Company. They say thev have had no use of it for two months, and hold that a moderate amount of effort would soon abate a great nuisance. Councilman P. M. Carr has agreed to carry the matter into Councils, and the com plainants assert that if they do not get speedy relief they will be heard from in some other manner. PHENOMENAL SALE Of Everett Pianos at 137 Federal St., Alle gheny, Pa. We have been so rushed this week with purchasers for those lovely Everett pianos that we have not had time to write adver tisements. Our trade and our stock has grown so large since we adopted the club system that we have been compelled to rent an additional wareroom at 21 Federal St., and we have now without exception the largest stock of fine pianos in the two cities. We buy our pianos in lots of 350 at once, and witl sell you a piano at least $75 less than any other house in the State can sell the same grade of instruments. We do not sell those shoddy pianos advertised by some dealers at f 175 and $200. We value our reputation too much to swindle our cus tomers in that way, but have a few odd makes, such as Weber, Decker, Knabe, Eranach & Bach, Hallett & Davis and others which we will close out at cost, as we need the room for our immense stock of Everetts. Come and see us before you pur chase. Alex. Boss, 137 Federal st, Allegheny. Cash That's What We Want. Just now we all want it The baby wants it to buy mamma a present, and mamma wants it to buy baby a present Everybody wants itt The merchant to meet his obliga tions; I -want it to invest in other business and must have it by January 1. I haven't it yet, bnt I am going to get it Now listen how. I have a large stock of fine goods, all suitable for presents. You have the money. Now, come with it to 612 Penn avenue, and if you, don't spend every cent, it will not be the fault of prices. Everything must be sold within the next two weeks, let the price be what it may. Respectfully, . F. SCHOENTHAL, 612 Penn avenue. Store open every evening. Compelled to Continue Another Week. Owing to quite a quantity of goods still remaining uncalled for, and also to the fact that quantities of cut goods and broken packages remain unsold, the large assignee's sale at auction, at 723 and 725 Liberty st, corner Eighth, will be continued one week more, commencing next Monday, December 16. Those who are in search ot choice dry goods, carpets and rugs should attend this mammoth sale dnring the v coming week, as the assignee is determined to close ont every thing regardless of cost or price. At the China Store of W. P. Greer You will find the largest assortment and latest styles of bric-a-brac, tableware, etc., suitable for holiday and household pur poses. It would be impossible to enumerate the different factories represented; sufficient to say we have an endless variety. Ton are cordially invited. A visit will well repay you for the time spent even if you do not purchase. All goods strictly first class. Novelties a specialty. 622 Penn ave. Opposite Library Hall. Read! Important! We will offer to-day all day a man's all wool cassimere overcoat and a cassimere suit, in sack or 4-button cutaway, for $12 for suit and overcoat Understand, we mean $12 for both suit and overcoat. This will five a chance to people of limited means to uy a useful holiday present P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House. A Coarse Diametrically Opposite To that pursued by the rest of the Pittsburg cloak dealers has been marked out by the enterprising Kaufmanns. Instead of watch ing and watting for the cold weather to come to quicken sales, Kaufmanns' will create a boom by a general reduction of prices. The finest newmarkets, wraps and jackets will be offered at away below their true value. Sale commences to-day. Be sure and be on hand. Cash or Credit. One means that if you have not the ready cash, we have implicit confidence in yonr ability to pay in the future; the other that we sell for cash, and we will say just here that, owing to our low" expenses, we can un dersell our competitors fully 20 per cent Hoppeb Bros. & Co., its 307 Wood street Plain silk, embroidered silk, brocaded silk, English cloth and velvet smoking jackets. Jos. Hobne-& Co.'s Penn Avenue Stores. No Christmas and New Year's table should be without a bottle of Angostura Bitters, the world renowned appetizer of exquisite flavor. Beware of counterfeits. All styles of ladies' overgarments at re duced prices. For value, style and finish see our lines of jackets, in price from $4 to 512. Hrars & Hacke. TTSSU Novelties in silk suspenders for holi dav presents. "James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave. Three Hundred Mora of Those Men's good, full length storm overcoats or ulsters at $3 50 will be offered st Kauf manns' to-day. They would be good value for, $6. Christmas Trees. Extra fine nursery-grown trees, from. 3 to 20 feet high. Laurel and pine wreathing, holly wreathing and designs, bright green moss, and all suitable deeo rations for.Christ mas. u B. A.LLioxxCo.,54Sixt4t, r , !ifji.fltiTiSSHr iT'' t AGAINST PAIWMIAL SCIO0LS. Two Meetings to be Held Thorsday la Old City Hall. The public and parochial school -trouble is about to break out afresh. A public meeting has been called by the National Reform Association, through its President, the Hon. F, R. Brnnot, and the Special Secretary. In the call it is stated that tho object of the meeting is for the "defense of the common schools."' It will be held in Old City Hall Thursday, December 19, aft ernoon and evening. Bev. McAllister stated yesterday that a large number of citizens unite in this call, including the Presbyterian Ministerial As sociation as a body, and many other minis ters and citizens of the different denomina tions. Addresses will be delivered in the afternoop by J. H. Baldwin, Esq., Miss Cusack, "the Nun of Kenmare," and Dr. I. If. Hays. In the evening speeches will be made by Harvey Henderson, Esq., Miss Cusack and Dr. C. W. Smith. Miss Cusack will discuss "The Jesuits" in the afternoon, and "The hostility of pa rochial school instruction to our Bepubli can institutions in the evening. The Hon. F. R. Brunot will preside at both sessions. MUSICAL BEE-HIVE AT BHOi'S. " KLEBER & Their Pianos and Organs Preferred. Among the numerous pianos sold for holiday pianos by the old, popular firm of H. Kleber & Bro., 506 Wood street, there are no less than eight pianos and several organs bought by citizens of Johnstown. They all are of first-class grade, such as Steinway, Conover, Opera and others, and were chosen after the purchasers had scoured the whole city, tried every instrument, and finally concluded that the Kleber Bros, kept the best instruments of them all and sold on more accommodating terms. The busi ness excitement at Klebers' music store is at fever heat five large floors being filled with pianos and organs and customers and sales men. Telegrams for more instruments are daily dispatched to the manufacturers, in order to enable that popular house to keep pace with the extraordinary demand for their superior goods. Don't fail to call at Klebers,' and your dealings there will be a source of pleasure and a saving of your money. Music Boxei! Music Boxes!! H. Kleber & Bro. have just received a large and elegant assortment of musio boxes, specially ordered for the holidays. This lot comprises mandolin, guitar, piccolo, sublime harmonie, zither and interchangeable cylin der boxes, made of the best material through out Klebers' also have in stock the cele brated Washburn guitars, mandolins and zithers, as also a large variety of violins, cornets, banjos, music rolls, and everything pertaining to the music line. Prices lower than any other house. Store open every evening. XL Klebeb & Bbo., No. 506 Wood street Dressing Coses, Mnnlcare Sets, Etc., In plush and leather boxes, fitted with cellu loid, oxidized silver, quadruple plate and sterling silver fittings. Prices from $1 50 to $75 per set. The only store where all kinds and prices can be compared. Open every evening until 9 o'clock. JOS. ElGHBAUM &CO., 48 Fifth avenue. Haee This is the day. Great bargain sale of ladies' jackets, newmarkets, girls' cloaks, dresses and infants' wear. Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty. At Tail's Philada. dental rooms, 39 Fifth ave., you can get the best set ot teeth for $8 00. A good set for $5 00. DECEMBER, 1889. NOTABLE REDUCTIONS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT A FEW SPECIAL BARGAINS: Extra gaide White Country Blanket U 124 White Country Blanket, extra value, Sol Good, f nil-size Bed Comforts, SI, SI 25. Special low prices on Eiderdown Quilts. Two extra fine grades: English Suitings, in All-Wool Checks and Stripes. fiO-lnch wide, reduced to SI and SI '25. 36-inch SUK and Wool Plaid and Stripe Suit ings at STKc, worth SOc 60-Inch Wool Stripe Suitings at 50c, worth 75c 50-Inch Wool Plaid Saltings at 75c, worth SL Special value in Black Henrietta: Jet Black and BlueBlack Shades 40-inch Silk Warp Henrietta, in extra fine grade, reduced to 51, worth SI 37&. FTJRSI FURS! FURS! Ladles' and Children's Furs in Mink, Aj rracban, Persian, Beaver and Seal at very close figures. FINB SILK UMBRELLAS, With durable coyer and novel handle. See our Solid Silver Mountings on Natural Bulb Stick. Just 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 out lots at great reduction. We give yon the benefit BIBER.& EASTON, 505 and 507 MARKET STREET. de7-Trsau A.- Never fall to cure. SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES. the great European remedy against all CATARRHAL AFFECTIONS and COUGHS AND HOARSENESS. Sold by all Druggists. Small boxes, 25c; large-boxes, 50c ocHMO-ws GEMS CHRISTMAS. For the holiday season of 1889, we exhibit the most superb coUectlon of Diamonds and Sreclous stones wo have ever shown, mounted 1 all the latest designs. Our Diamonds are ?U of finest quality, and being purchased before the recent advance in prices enables us to offer special inducements to Christmas buyers. AN INSPECTION INVITED. E. P. Roberts & Sons, deWE-TTS Cor. Fifth ave. and Market st CIGAR CABINETS FOR CHRISTMAS gifts, bermeticaUT sealed, so as to preserve the cigars fresh and moist from heat 01 natural gas. For salo by JOHN A. KENSHAW & CO., Fancy Grocers, cor, Liberty and Ninth streets. det-ws CLEAR HAVANA CIGARS A FRESH AR RIVAL lost in. The best clear for S7 per nunaroa; quam guana weu. c or saio dt JOHN A. RES SHAW 4 CO, Fancy Grocers, corner Liberty and Ninth streets. de4-W8 THE CHINA STORE, -FOBi CHRISTMAS GD7TS. Inssect the stoct of FRENCH, KENDRICK & CO. m JWTHFIELb &T.y, M-m ;. ' - Ji MJ&. ""ac 1S3L r -r 186. ESTABLISHED 5IARLT W "XX4JW. Dfellor fc lloene's Holiday DUIy mi Pianos sod Organs. It is a truly magnificent sight to see the vast array or pianos and organs at Mellor& Hoene's. 77 Fifth avenue. There are assem bled such pianos as have world-wide reputa tions, and whose names have become house hold words in every family. Such pianos are the Hardman and Krakauer makes, which are known to everyone as instrument of absolutely the highest grade manufac tured; and the best of it is they are sold by Mellor & Hoene at the lowest possible prices, and also on easy payments to those who do not desire to pay cash. Mellor & Hoene have also the popular Kimball and Harrington pianos, which are fast becoming; known throughout the country as the best for the money. The celebrated Chase organs, which can only be obtained from Mellor & Hoene, are; superior to any" other reed organ- manu factured, in regard to superior quality; sweetness and power of tone. Mellor Hoene have a most elegant lot of organs oa -hand, rich and beautiful in design, and with handsome cut glass mirrors, reallv tha finest lot ever seen in the citv of Pittsburg. s The. fact is at Mellor &" Hoene's, you can get just what you want in tho. organ line, for church, chapel, lecturer room, and for lodge and home user anything from the very smallest to the very largest and on easy payments of from $5 to $10 per month. Can you really get together a finer collection of reed organs than the Chase, Palace, Chicago-Cottage arid Kimball makes? We answer, not Most assuredly notf Christmas is nearlv here and now is the time to visit Mellor "& Hoene's and make your wife, daughter or sister a gift of a piano or organ, a present that is lasting and that will make joy in the household for many years to come. Call on Messrs. Mellor & Hoene and see their wonderful stock of pianos and organs, or if you cannot then write for catalogues, which will promptly be mailed you with a descrintion of their easytpayment plan. Their address is 77 Fifth avenue, and is known to every one as the center of Pittsburg's music trade. Printed French cashmeres for tea gowns, wrappers, etc. Choice designs and colorings at 50c a yd., former price $1 25. Hughs & Hacke, Christmas 1880 12 days yet 9 days for buying. JOS. HDRNE 5 CD.'B PENN AVENUE STORES. PrrrsBtrao, Satubday, Dec 11, 1889. Tbedaylsdrawlngnear. There is nothing to gain in putting off buying. Everything to gain in buying early. The goods are all here. Read our "ads" always, but don't wait to see your par ticular desire mentioned. Too many notions among the people and too great a variety of goods here to make every "ad" fit the thousands ot readers. Our constant readers have first chance at the big bargain offers or the new things. Take to-day's offerings: Finest quality wool astrachan shoulder capes at $5. worth SS. And the hundred or so real astrachan capes, the most popular of the season, were S10, are to-day f7 60. An unusual offer is a fine quality Alasfca seal skin shoulder capev best shapes, at S35. If you find a J35 cane elsewhere it will not be the equal to ours. Wo can tell you why. Fine Alaska seal jackets begin at f3i Bargains all over the cloak rooms that haro the January twang about tbem. Like taistta. Fine braided aU-over Jackets, beaver cloth, stylish shapes, well made and finished prica S3, worth S3X A few ot these. A few of an other and another and another bargain lot until you have taken in the stock of jackets. Coma see them to-day. Lacking the surprise of giving Just on the day, a handsome cloak Is In the first ranks as a Christmas gi ft Better have it fitted and ready to wear for Christmas. Come to-day. Crowded with work. Tardy ones may run against an impossibility. Ererybody who gives us reason able time will be served satisfactorily. This will be a day ot da" In the Handker chief Department Always fa Saturday. With the breath of Christmas blowing in our faces, what will it bo? The long count. en will be crowded with layer upon layer o f customers. A grand phalanx of buyers charging upon this grand fortress. A brave onslaught until the dosing of the doors at night But Fort 'Kerchief will be just as much a match for tha enemy on Monday as ever. That talk on headrests and down pillows was just a day too soon. But a good reason to open the subject again. A big now batch of them just came in. Over 600 of them in assorted sires and shapes, covered with fine white cam bric In two hours' time after you have select ed your material we can have them covered In India. sHlc, plush, velvet or anything else, and in any fancy or fantastic style or shape you may desire This Is Christmas time, and quick work is imperative. We have the facilities. Do you want a pillow, or does a friend? That practical Idea: The giving of usefnls. Here are a few dress goo'ds bargains that are no less bargains for yourself, for your own use. xor for giving: Or S3 50 a pattern (10 yards) Good, warm and stylish stripes, plaids, checks and tricots and colored cashmeres; worth SOs and 35c a yard. At 40c, 13c and 50c a yard Stylish all-wool stripes and plaids. At SOc and 75c a yard there are Cloth width plaids and stripes, very stylish. Fine broadcloth, M to 58 inches wide, best broadcloth finish, made out of finest wool, only 75c a yard. Extra quality broadcloths up to SI 15- These speak for the best stock of low priced, but reliable, dress goods ever shown anywhere. Not much left to say of Gents' Fur nishings. Ton know a complete stock. We have it Prices the lowest Varieties the larg est Goods the most stylish. Facul ties the best At tention and service the most satisfac tory. Extra help iff the department to-day. Open until 9 o'clock this erentag. JDS. HDRNE t CD. eoo-ea penn, avenue. r f MJjJI yr i: I ,-A .) : -: yv.?