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J: -THE PITTSBURG PRESS, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 27, 1898. 21 f. ,i : v ha I'1 m j lilS!.' 1 Graad Army of the Repablie. , Ths visit of Department Commander W. D. Btauffer and A. A. Gen. Charles I LSeper, of ths department of Pennsylvania, G. A. R., , u an event of unusual Intereit among the different posts of Allegheny county. All the , arrangements were under thft auspice's of the , O. A, R. association of Allegheny county. President Daniel Bobannaa u untiring In his attention to his guests, ad the success of the visit waa due largely to his continued and constant devotion to their comfort. . The headquarters were established at the Hotel Duquesne, and parlor B wa the gathering place of many old soldiers and 0. A. R. men to do honor to the distinguished comrade. Junior Vice Commander Samuel Scott, of the department staff, was In constant attendance and added hi genial countenance to the party Id all their visits. Comrades B.. HUI, of the reception committee, and A. H. Jones, Of th entertainment committee, contributed to . the comfort ef the guests. Comrades Btauffer and Lleper arrived on the P. R. R. train, reaching Braddook, Pa., on Monday evening, March 21, and were met at the train by O. A. R. post. No. 181, and the committee from G. A. R. association. A procession was formed, headed by a brass band, and marched through the town to the hall, where a monster meeting was held. A feature of this meeting was a chorus of school children, who sang several patiiotlo songs. The address of welcome wag made by President Bohannan, and addresses by Comrades Htauffer, Lleper and Scott, of the department start, and Comrade Rev. T. N. Boyle, of Pittsburg post No. 215. On adlournment of this meeting the party came to the city on the late train and took up quarters ax me noiei uuquesns. : On Tuesday, from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.. a re ceptlon was held at the hotel, when many of our G. A. R. men and prominent cltieens called to Day their respects to the department of ficers. Capt. Stauffer Is now prolhonotary of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and is quite a prominent citizen In central . Pennsylvania affairs. He Is a candidate for sheriff of the county, and wtll be elected by a magnificent majority, Gen. Licper Is a resident of Phila delphla, where he Is engaged in the woolen yarn business. During the war Comrade Lleper was colonel and brevet brigadier general In the cavalry corps of the Army of the Potomac. He recruited and commanded the "Lancers," made . famous by their charge In one of the early 'battles with lances, something unique In modern warfare. Afterward their foot t lances were exchanged for breeoh-loadlng carbines. Gen. Charles Fltshugh, now of the Bhoenberger (Steel company, of this city, was colonel or a New York cavlary regiment In the same brigade with Comrade Lleper. They are very close personal friends, and enjoyed a renewal of reminiscences. Senior. Vice Commander William B. Keller and Assistant Quartermaster General Joseph R. Craig, of the department staff, were expected, but were unavoidably detained by business engagements, A letter of regret was received from National Commander-in-Chief J. S. P. Gobln, of the G. A. R., In response to an Invitation to visit us during the stay of the department commander. Gen. Gobln has been letting the southern departments, out win tie In Pittsburg on April 8, to participate In the grand campnr on the South Side. .., On Tuesday afternoon the visiting comrades . were in charge of th committee and were driven through the parka and all around points of Interest In the city. The evening broke out In that terrible rain storm which deluged the two cities, and Interfered with the success of the meeting in TJ. V. L. hall, Sixth avenue. This meeting Was under the care of Duquesne post. No. 25H, and the members made every arrangement for a grand time. The hall was decorated with plants end fern furnished hy Craig & Co., florists, James Dell, manager, and the music was furnished by the Emerson Concert company, of Pittsburg, and they discoursed excellent music and patriotic songs. The meeting was called to order by Post Commander George - W. Herlln, of post 25D, who Introduced Commander D. Bohannan as president of the meeting. Addreepen were delivered by Comrades Stauffer and Lleper. A very pleaa-'ant episode was the presentation of the monster bouquet of American Beauty roses by Commander O, M. Head, adjutant of post 209. Nations! Junior Vice Commander Allen, of Connecticut, delivered an excellent address. Comrade Allen served even years in the United States navy, and his reference to the Maine ds-1 aster came with added Interest. Comrade Allen was In the city on business, and he received a hearty welcome as a representative of the national commander's staff. He will find a.-cordial and loyal welcome at any time In Allegheny county. Past Department Commander Thomas G. Sample, JuniorVic Com mander Hamuel Scott and comrade r. m. eoyie, ,f Dost 215, also. seoke. . ,. -i: Wednesday, March 23, , was spent ln-n visit to the U. A. K, nome at Hawxins station, where thev were entertained at lunch, In the afternoon the party visited the. establishment of the Westlnghouse Electric Manufacturing company, at Ifiast Pittsburg, in tne evening meetina was held in Y. M. C. A. hall. Hharps burg, under auspices of post S8. The rain and flood also Interfered with the crowd expected, hut a veric satisfactory mectlnu with the G. A, ",JB6ys and citizens was held. Addresses wsfe made bv the visitiriK comrades and others, Thursday morning and afternoon wore spent In visiting points of Interest In Pittsburg and Alleehenv, The block house and city and county buildings were shown. Oen.. Lleper was Compelled to return nome on rnursaay jnmn-1 Ing. The closing meeting was held in Aile-'gheny, at ball of post 88, snd was the grand-hi nrt best of all. Everything was propitious, n,i th hnvn nf SR did themselves proud. Ad- dresses were made by Department Commander Stauffer, W. H, Graham, T. . Sample, comrade Allen and ?thers. It was a very fitting v and cordial ending of a most delightful visit . nf nur deuartment commander to this district. Comrades Stauffer and Lleper endeared them-i selves to the hearts of all who met them for the first . t me. and cemented tne oonoa or those who knew them before. On Friday after noon the denartment commander left for Lnn- caster, and we all wish to see him again :- when he can come. Welcome, thrice wehwme to-our commander and staff. V ' The memorial committee of Post 236 are Com- v. rades A.'M. Kennedy, T. Hopkins, R, Janes,'!. Burr snd G. Behers. This committee will meet i the committee of Post 151 on next Tudoy even ing at the ti. A. K. hall, Carson street. Comrade Simon Staven, of Post 236, delivered a lecture at the last meeting of the post. His subject was "Education," and to hear him talk you would think he was a school principal. " Comrade A. M. Kennedy Is down for the next talk. Comrade John Kaltenhach, of Post 226, Is going to try real estate and insurance. Comrade . Kaltenhach can be found at 1412 Carson street, where he will be glad to take extra hazardous risks on the old boys who stay at home. Comrade R. L. Jones, of 236, who has been seriously 111 for the last three weeks, is improv-" Ing. ' CVmrade James Broadhead, of 236, Is still in the West Penn hospital. The chances are now that his leg will not have to be taken off. The sick of No. 162 were reported at last muster as follows: Comrada Poorman, no bet- - ter. The death of James JEmberson was announced In post at the muster on the 26th Inst,, The funeral will be from his late real dence, No. 274 Lacock street, Allegheny, on Monilav, March 28, at 2 p. m,, Interment at Vnlondale cemetery. Post No. 162 had quite a delegation at post 88 on the evening of the 24th at the reception of the department commander. " The post unonlmously voted at the muster of the 26th Inst to turn out at the funeral of Lieut. Jenkins. ' 1 " ' . ; Ladles of the G. A. It. The Marthas of O. H. Rlnpey circle No. 21, : Ladles of the G. A. R.. rave an entertainment ' on Friday evening, March 18, which was a : grand success. The talent was all very good. . The Fisher family deserve special credit for the excellent manner In which they performed their part.. . i ; , Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Allen, of Connecticut, and Commander Stauffer, of 8 Pennsylvania, together with a party of local comrsdes-, were guests of honor at the birthday party given by the - Women's National ' Auxiliary to Union ex-Prlsnners of War. The affair took place on Thursday evening, March 24. at the residence of Comrade Charles V. fiherriff, i Union avenue, Allegheny, and waa a. highly enjoyable occasion. The commander and his party arrived late, having spent the " early part of the evening with the beys at '.past 88 hall, South Diamond street. The department commander spoke with feeling of the ' fraternal spirit with which he had been re- ceived In this city, and entertained the company with some of his arm experiences. Senior Vice Commander Allen followed him with an equally fellaitous speech. Junior Vice Commander Scott. Past Denartment Command er Sample and the national commander of ITnlon ex-Prisoners of AVar each speke briefly. The ' question of theattitude of the history text books with regard to the ethics of the elvll war was discussed at length, and particular attention was drawn to the absence of any reference to union generals and the laudation accorded those of the rebel army. Other comrades In the party were Chairman Allegheny County O. A, R. Committee Bohannon, Vice Chairman Hamilton, Post 88 Commander Kalrman snd Comrades Bnrr, Osgood, Tom Jones, Head, Bradberry, Walker, Jennings, Hill. A. H. Jones. Beck, Cochrane, Boss, - Mc-Kenna snd John Scott. , I nion Veteran le;loa. The national commander of th V. V. L., Col. A. Blakely, has appointed the following cummltte to digest th laws of th order: J. H. Stevenson, of No. , Allegheny, Pa.; L. B. Puff, of No. I, Pittsburg, Pa.i J. 8. DuShane, of No. t. New Castle, Pa. . Comrade C. C. Ixiblnger, ot no.- i. an old "roundhead," has joined the sqldler colony at Pltsgerald. Oa. No. I has adopted a new rule relating- to suspended and dropped members. It is so liberal thst 12 comrades have already accepted Its provisions. Iji dies' auxiliary No. 1. ef the t V. I. has ent a complimentary letter to No. 8 wherein th latter Is given the thanks of the ladies for privilege of attending the lste public reception given National (Vmnnander Blakely, A the next meeting of No. there will be an unusual treat In store for ait those who are r-re sent It will be a graphic description of the great battle between Caesar and Pompey, when the patrician or aristocracy under Poropey were ceaten by Caesar s popular army. Col. Humphrey, ef No, I, resident of Etna, wtll giva an account of the flood not Noah's but the modern rise In the waters. Comrade Humphrey says that Etna would be good place to start a baptist church as tber is "much water there." Comrade Kroesan, of No. t, one of the old soldier boys of Etna, has survived the flood and will have something to say about It at future meeting of th encampments Dr. Kroesan thinks Etna would be a good place to practice nyaropatny or terra-patny. Lsyal Oransre Lodges. : Liberty Tru Blue lodge. No. 14. has started out with th new officers tn harness, and from what waa gleaned at the last meeting th other lodges la the Keystone district must look to their laurels. The following corps of officers are all hustlers, snd the initiation of canaiaates at every meeting Is assured. District Lecturer W. D. Pools was the installing omcer. James jjeu, w. M. : James Lennox, w, u. as.: i nomas Stewart. W. B.i Robert Hamilton, F. S.; Henry Geddls, treasurer; James vvoourow. cnapmin; Thomas Ladley, u. of c John Fulton, I. T. : John McCormick. O. T finance committee. David Nelson Hueh Wll son, W. J. Farris, Samuel Stinson and Richard Lemle. David Stewart representative to state and supreme lodges. This lodge Is noted for the cordial receptions given to all ' visiting brothers, therefore no brother should hesitate to pay them ft visit any second and fourth Friday of the month at Setts' halt. Oakland. Allegheny True Blue, No. !, has once more been visited by th grim monster death, making the fourth the past year. This lodge is growing apace, however, end ft batch of appll cations ts being acted upon by the investigate ing committee. The new officers are nutting forth every effort to eclipse previous records ana ins retired officers are rendering valuable and material assistance. The continued success of No. 28 is therefore assured. New Castle True Blue lodae. No. 238. is nrnk ing rapid strides In point of membership and financial progress. Initiations is the order of the day, and every meeting is a lively on tn consequence. Much enthusiasm Is evinced by the brothers at the possibility of securing the Decision or the district lodge to hold the an nual outing at Cascade park. New Castle, on July 12 next. If they should succeed tn per suading the district body that Cascade park is tne renaesvous for 1888, the thousands of members, their friends and families may de pend upon enjoying one of the grandest outings tney ever nan, and tne writer bespeaks for tns brothers a right royal welcome. "On to New Castle" -seems to be the cry. Lincoln True Blue kiilire Nn 97 of Kite Al legheny county is one of the most progressive lodges in the Keystone district. Every officer performs his duties with that tact and cheer fulness which characterizes a sincere and faithful officer. This characteristic naturally brings the members Into closer relationship and a successful lodge always results. The writer can cheerfully recommend brothers to take a trip to Hite any Thursday evening, and they will be amply repaid for their trouble by witnessing a masterly conducting or tne business of the lodge and conferring of degrees. Sons of Liberty lodge, No. J30, of Allegheny, held a very Interesting and enthusiastic meet ing Friday evening, when some very imnortant business was transacted, which has a tendency to increase tne memoersnip to Dig proportions. The hewly elected officers are all energetic and propose to place the lodge on a high plane, They are R. T. Alexander, W. M. Robert ureer, vv. u. m.; w, J. Buchanan, W. S. John Craig, treasurer; John McCabe, chaplain David Dickson, D. of C; Robert Dixon, I. T. Charles Buchanan, O. T. ; Thomas Wilson. F. of C. W, J. Buchanan and James McFarland are representatives to state and supreme lodges respectively. Morninst Star lodge. No. 105. of McKeesnort Is making things pretty lively In that thriving city, xne ballot box is kept busy at every meeting ana tne result is a continual adhe sion of new rrembers. No, 105 has an excellent field for the dlnsemlnation of Orangelsm. The newly elected officers are aware of that fact. and have taken hold with a vim that promises to oecome epidemic among tne members generally, hence the financial and numerical stand ing of the lodge will be second to none by th ciose oi me term. "' Daughter of Liberty, The Pride, of Thomas A. Armstrong council, No, 92 is still Increasing in membership, snd the Interest In the success of the order never lags. Brother 8. A, Barr, chairman of the committee in charge of the Appomattox day anniversary, April 9, reports that satisfactory talent has been procured and everything Is progressing nneiy. t ne renet committee of No, 92 report the sick sisters very little improved since last report. - , Brother S. A. Barr, of No. 92, is taking ft very active part In bis past, G. A. R., No. i, in the production of "The Drummer Boy of minion, soon to oe given py nis post at one or tne rittsourg tneaters. ine progressive- euchre given by No. 92, on March 19, was a success financially and other wise. - . The state councilor, Mrs. E. B. Steele; W. V. JidKms, state secretary; Mrs. J. V. Townsend. all of Philadelphia, will be present and take a leading. part at the popular religious services for the people at 3 o'dwk this afternoon, In union veteran Legion hall, 435 Sixth avenue, near Grant street, Pittsburg. G. E. Kepple, 11. H. Negley. E. Zacharlas. Mrs. Annie L. Zlmmerly, Mrs. "W. J. McGinnia and J. Thresher will assist in the service. The members of the order, their friends and the general public are tin welcome, ine doors are wide open for all the people. Seats free, Nearly 603 members of the order and their friends attended the fifteenth anniversary of unuy council, No, 14, in New Turner hall, South Side, on Friday evening. The council was honored with the presence of State Coun cilor Mrs. B..B. Steele, Stale Secretary W. V. Kdkl.m, National Representative Mrs. J. P; Townsend, ail of Philadelphia, and other local State and national officers. The affair was a splendid success and reflected credit upon Unity council. , It waa of a two-fold character. In addition to being a celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the council, It was in the nature of a reception to the state officers, Ths grand march was led by Mrs. Steele and cx-State Councilor A. W. Rossiter. During the progress of this feature of the evening the grand march was halted as It approached the front of the hall and Mrs. Steele was presented with a huge bunch of American .beauty rosesi hy ex-National Councilor G. E. sivepple. Th state councilor was agreeably surprised. Last evening the state officers visited Pride of Thos. A. Armstrong council, in Allegheny, On Monday evening they will be at Troy Hill council, and on Tuesday evening they will visit East End Star council, East End. During their stay In the city Mrs. Steele and Mrs. Townsend are guests of National Representative Mrs. m. e. ueiston,ot tne tast Bind. Uill Fellows. Pittsburg lodge on last Friday night conferred the third degree on two brothers. The dramatlo work was above the usual standard and was witnessed by a large delegation of visitors, who highly appreciated the work. On next Friday night, April 1, we will have no work, as It will be an off-night, and the Installation of officers for the ensuing term will take place, after which the degree staff will give some of their drills. All brothers are cordially invited to meet with us. . . "" Alice Corey Hebekab, lodge, No."l20, will have a box and clippings social, also an Interesting musical and literary program, for the entertainment of members and friends In Union Veteran Legion hall Tuesday evening, March 29. The widows and orphans of the Ben Avon home will be present as guests of the lodge. No admission fee, free to all members and their friends. Brothers and sisters of sister lodges cordially Invited. The committee having this In charge promise an evening of pleasure In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the lodge. R. Blddle Roberts lodge No. 630, varied Its program last meeting and brougljt the wives and sisters and friends for sn evening of en joyment. Instrumental and vocal music, short addresses, graphophone and other entertaining and amusing things were presented that kept tne auaience in gooo numor to a late hour. Ke-member next meeting will be election of lodae and G. L. officers. There will also be work every meeting next month. McFarlane, No. 30. gives a smoker on next Thursday evening, In the hall, corner West Diamond and Ohio streets. Alleehenv. A very tine musical program has been arranged. Brother E, W. Doris, of 241, has agreed to render his famous "Hoe song l on this occa eton. Members of slstes lodgeB are Invited to be on hand Thursday evening. McFarlane guarantees a good time to all who attend. Royal Arcanum, A reception on Wednesday evening by Beaver Falls council. No. 311, Royal Arcanum, in honor of the visit of the grand lodge officers, was one of the most enjoyable events in the history of the local council. The object of the visit was to present to th local council a souvenir from the grand lodge to signalise Us appreciation of courtesies extended Its officers during the annual convention of the order in the Falls city in May. The visiting officers were Grand Regent C. E. Cornelius, of Sewlckley, and Dr. G. A. Mueller and M. C. Kerr, of Pittsburg. -The souvenir consisted of a magnificent pair of silver-mounted Ivory gavels, bearing appropriate Inscriptions. The presentation took place in the lodee room with the usual ceremonies, aftr which the members and their guests banqueted at Howarth & White's cafe. The table decorations consisted of palms and flowering plants. Covers were laid for 80, snd music was furnished by the Twentieth Century orchestra. James M. May was toasimaster. i ne good of the order" was responded to by Harry Cal houn, Esq.; " Insurance," Grand Regent Cornelius; "Examinations," Dr. Mueller; "Fraternal character," M. C. Kerr. M. V. Knight made a brief address, after which a vote of thanks was tendered the grand council for the hnndsome present, and the event became a memory. ' naught era of Rebekah. Anna L. Lynch Rebekah lodge No. IS. I. O. O. F., will rive an entertainment on Monday evening, March 2S, at their hall 41 Frankstown avenue. East End. It will be In the nature of a literary and musical Interposed with selections on the gramophone. A treat Is in store for those who attend as eminent entertainers have signified their intention of being present and assleting tn the fun-making, You are Invited. B. P. O. Elks. Th second annual election of lodge, 339, B. P. O. Elks, of Allegheny, was held Frjdsy night at th lodge room. East Diamond and South Diamond streets. The following officers were elected: Exalted ruler, Andrew D. Armstrong; D. J. 8 Duff: esteemed leading knight, John A. Fair man; esteemed loyal knight, Dr. P., Q. Burnt; esteemed lecturing knight. A. K. Cochran; secretary, Robert K. Wrese; treasurer, Frederick Zimmerman, treasurer, and John Ssuer treasurer. J. I Brown was chosen delegate to th national convention of the grand lodge tn New Orleans In May. J. C. Sheriff wa elected alternate. The officers will be installed at th regular meeting en Friday evening, April 1. Good Templars. It hat very often been mentioned In these columns what th Good Templars see. where they originated and what they are doing In thts end of the state, as well as In different parts of the world. Now, th order Is very much ilk ft busy bee hive and ha many drones in It, but they are being weeded out, and the work era ar beginning to show what Is In them, and meeting with great success. Every meeting which Anchor lodge No, SS has held during th past winter has been very well attended. The meeting held last Saturday night at th lodge room, 51J Smlthfleld street, wa attended by many of th high dignitaries of our grand Snd district lodges. The other lodges are feeling Jealous because this one has don more to reclaim th fallen than all the other lodges put together. There's one lodge in the keystone state, with praise to God we thank her, Its bound to be the leading one, we call It dear old Anchor; Although It has its enemies, you'll hear the others mutter. It saves th men nd women, too, ftnd picks them from the gutter. A new lodge was organised at Tyrone this month by Brother H. J. Atwelt, of New York, who ha taken up his residence there. Brother Atwell Is ft past D. C. T. and will no doubt b ft great help to the work in this state. District No. 19 will hold It quarterly session In the halt of Triumph lodge No. 6T In Alle gheny on Tuesday evening, April 6. An Innulrv being made as to th privileges of visitors would say visitors from any one of the 13,000 lodges tn th order may visit any lodge, whether In America, India, Africa or other place, the regular password being used all over the world by all. Any member tn possession of this pass who has not been proven guilty of some charge, properly made and Investigated, cannot be excluded from any lodge, and the lodge deputy should see that all visitors have this privilege. If the lodge itself does not interpret the decisions relating thereto correctly. " Chosen Friend lodge No. 7. I. O. G. T.. at its last session received two applications for membership and had quite a number of visitors present, among whom were the tp and councilor nd grand marshal of Pennsylvania. No. 7 extends an invitation to all to return again and they will find th latch string hanging at the door and a hearty welcome when they enter, After the lodge closed a special session of ths grand lodge of Pennsylvania was held and the grand lodge degree was conferred upon eight applicants. No. T will meet on Saturday nights after April 1. -- ' To All Secret Societies. MaJ. R. Griffiths has sent out the following letter to all societies In this vicinity, and it wll no doubt be the means t materially aiding th fund from thts section: To officers and iftembers of all patriotic and fraternal secret societies: VOreetlng At a meeting of the Cuban relief committee, held tn common council ohsmber, Pittsburg, Pa., Friday afternoon, March 18, 1898. his honor. Mayor H. B. Ford, presentei the following motion, which was unanimously agreed to : "That MaJ. Robert Griffiths, chairman of th secret society committee, be authorised to draft and send out ft letter to the secretaries of all societies, asking them to have , ft voluntary contribution taken up by their members on ft certain night and report to him as soon a possiDie tne result. Tn compliance with this resolution I nsk that you read this circular to your members assembled on your first meeting In April and take up a voluntary contribution, remitting the amount to .Hon. H. p. Ford, mayor, Pittsburg. All contributions will be duly acknowledged. The harrowing tales of suffering, starvation and death with which we are all more or less familiar, should stir the bearts of every mem ber and I earnestly appeal to my fellow mem bers to make as generous an offering as you can, and demonstrate In a practical manner tnat tne memwrsntp of, secret societies ar exemplary in Christian conduct, never turn Ing a deaf ear to the cry of the oppressed,, and may uoa oiess your enons. j'-V Fraternally yours, ROBT. GRIFFITHS, Chairman Secret Society Committee, Ilrotherhood of (he Union, Rtar of Empire circle No. so, B. of the V at Jts last session received four applications for membership snd conferred the Jefferson d' (ires upon one. The story telling contest that was started about six weeks ago and was ex pected to end with this meeting continues to be Interesting, and as two more aspirants for honors in tnat line, Brothers J. W. Farrow and J. F. Kobson, have entered the contest It was decided: to continue, Krother o. E. Shields has a short lead, with H. G. Brown second Gibson Whaley third, J. W. Farrow fourth and J. F. Robson fifth, but If the last two keep up t the pace they have started out the first three will have to get a hustle on or they will be left m tne background. Knights of Pythias. A delegation composed of about 15 members bf Social lodge, No, 351, K. of P., New Brlgh ton and Bridgewater lodge, No. 26S, paid a fra. ternal visit to Sewlckley lodge Tuesday night, A gavel block, made by A. Koester, and a ballot box, made by J. H. Miller, of Social lodge, were presented to the Sewlckley lodge. The presentation speech was made by District At. torney D. M. Twlford, of Beaver, and th response by Joseph Warren, of Sewlckley. A ban quet followed the presentation. Singing by the Hewickley Male quartet was a pleasing feature. The New Brighton Knights always have a good time when tney go to sewlckley. v.i I. o. o, r. Pittsburg Encampment No, i, I. O, O. F,( will hold a special meeting on Thursday eve ning, March 31, for ths purpose of conferring the golden rule and royal purple degrees upon 80 applicants. All members of the encampment branch of the ofder are Invited to attend. Come and enjoy a good night with No. 2. some thing special going to happen, which we are not allowed to tell through these columns, but a bint to the wise is enough. Come. Woman's Relief Corps. A recital will be given by the Buter-Thuma trio, assisted by Mr. D. T. Moore, baritone; the Misses Rogers, vocalists, and Miss Mar-lorle Kiel, reader, on next Tuesday, March 2!, In the Shady Avenue bsptlst church. East End, for the benefit of the Woman's Relief Corps, No. 60, auxiliary to post 117, G. A. R. Tickets may be procured at R. O, Suter a music store, South Highland avenue, East End. or from any member of the relief corps. The Golden Eagles. It will be remembered that Venus castle. No. 291, K. G, E., will be found st No. 229 Rosco hall, Diamond alley, below Wood street, after April i. xne meetings are always pleasant and very Interesting, and we will have five candidates for our opening night in th new hail. All fir knights are cordially invited. . JUMPED IXTO THE RIVER. Frank Kajdthell, Deserted by His Wife, Commits Suicide. Frank Kajdthell, of California avenue, Allegheny, committed suicide .at Brad-dock at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by jumping into the river. Kajdthell has been married for 16 years and went out to Braddock on Wednesday afternoon, where, his half-brother lives. He; told him he Intended to stay for awhile. In the afternoon he called on Kles, the merchant tailor on Ninth street, and secured a position. It was observed, . however, that he seemed to bo acting queerly, and on Wednesday evening he told his half-brother that his wife had left him and that he was very much worried over tho matter. He grew more and more melancholy and on Friday night was taken seriously ill. Dr. Mailer and Dr. Ous Hell were called in yesterday morning, and ordered his removal to St.. Francis hospital. At i o'clock yesterday afternoon Mike Carrlus started out to take him there and as they were walking along Ninth street to Washington avenue, Kajdthell broke away from Carrius, ran down Calvert avenue, and jumped on a train. He was only a short distance from the river and got off the car, ran down the river batik, and, crossing some barges, jumped into the water and was drowned. Deceased was 85 years old and leaves two daughters and three sons, who reside with his mother-in-law on California ave-ruev Allegheny, He had two brothers, one of which is engaged at the Pittsburg water Works, Soho, while the other lives at North Braddock- The body was recovered. " " GATHERED TO REST. Michael Downs, formerly of this elty, died yesterday at his home In looker's hollow. Brsddock. The funeral will be held at :S0 a. m. to-morrow, with services at St. Thomss' church, Braddock, at 9 ft. m. Owen McKenna, a saloonkeeper, died at his home, 701 Carson street, last evening of pneumonia, after an Illness of two days. He was an aiplicsnt for license and appeared In court on Thursday, but his nam wa not called. When summoned on Friday he was too 111 to appear. Mr. McKenna was 46 years of age, and leaves a wife and a daughter. A War Board Formed. Washington, March 24 Col. Wagner, assistant adjutant .general of the army, and Capt. Barker, naval aid to Secretary-Long, hare been constituted a board of pattonal defense to arrange for tbe co-operation of both military services in case of war. , THE PRICE GOES UP. WINDOW GLASS MASVFACTtRERS ADOPT A KEW LIST. A FIVE PER CENT. INCREASE. Th Trade Is la Good Condition Stand the Increased Coat Coal Operators Are Now Testing; tbe Mew Screen Activity In Local Iroa and Steel Plants Other Labor News, Prices on window glass have gone tip again. The American Window Glass com pany, controlling all the big factories Jn the country, has just issued a new list which increases the cost to consumers of about 0 per cent, on all grades of glass. The company has Just issued circular In which the new rates are detailed. Tho most important ones are as follows: The discounts, terms and conditions gov- ernlng the sale of window glass by this company on ana after the above, are as follows, to-wlt: District A. For oolnts north of Wash- lnfnn 1 , r A nn, n II ...... from Hagerstown, Md., through Harris-bur, Scranton and Wilkesbarre, Pa., and Albany, N. Y., to western boundary of New England; thence north to Canadian line, the states of Virginia, North Car olina, South Carolina, Georgia and Flori da; New England east of Connecticut river excepted: 5,(KX or more boxes, sizes with order, 85-20-5; car IoikIh, KS-IB: 3,(100 or more boxes, sizes with order, District H. New .England, east of con- na.if tnt fltro. K OfUk s,, mni- ttnvciiH el'iaa with order. 8-20-5; car loads. 83-1. V; IS.OOO or more boxes, sizes with order, 85-20, District C New Orleans. Galveston and Houston, 1,000 boxes or more, sizes with order, 85-20-2U,; car loads, 85-15-2. District K. The west and all points In United States except districts A, B, C and D. 5,000 or more boxes, sizes with order, 85-1.V5; cur loads, 85-13; a,000 or more boxes, sizes with order, 85-15-2',$. Fractional sizes will be charged as fol lows: All sizes above lUxlH. except 13'AX 26 and iay,x2&, 10 cents per box extra; all sizes under ltixltl, 20 cents per box extra. An additional charge will be made for unusual shapes or fractions, unnaing sheets, 6'A cents per square foot. For first quality single 10 per cent, additional will be charged. , No extra charge for first quality double. ; : Within the last fortnlfrht. according to a i report in tjoai ana uoite, mere nas oeen sent by river to southern markets mora than 8,000,000 bushels of coal. In the Cin cinnati market there 1s no change in trie prices. River coal operators have been subjected to heavy losses. More than $150,000 worth of coal was lost In transit, and operators in and about PlttBburg were subjected to a loss approximated at $100,-000 by damages accruing from the recent utu ...... i There is no change in the cok situation. The demand continues good, but no new contracts have been made. Several iron and steel mills changed ownership, but the contracts for coke were not changed. There are a large number of inquiries for coke to be delivered on contracts aner July 1. : This week has shown conclusively that the iron and steel trade is being considerably affected by the war scare. All lines are very dull compared with tho activity shown not long since, but at the same time Industrial operations are being pushed. In all lines production is large, but transactions are few, end everybody seems to be waiting for developments. The early spring weather has stimulated business in a few lines, and It should havo had more effect, The pig iron output is increasing. In every branch of the trade, however, consumers are doing nothing more than providing for present wants. Coal is already movlnit lakeward from the Pittsbursr district and West Virginia fields, and for the first time In the history of the lake coal trade the regular lake sea son has actually commenced Derore April 1. :- : Onerators Of the Pittsburg district are now awaiting actual results of the test of the new one and one-quarter-inch screens, which are to oe useci alter April under the Chicago agreement, a num ber of tests have been made, and the results varv. One onerator found that the amount of lump coal produced was 05 per Kent., slack coal. i Per cent., ana i.i er cent, hut coal. Another operator reported a test which yielded 70 it;r cent, of lump coal. From all the tests made the results vary. The above figures are conwidered the minimum and maximum. It Is claimed that the most reliable figures on the sub ject after all the been mads Will snow tnat on men aim a quarter screen In the Pittsburg district will product 06 per cent of lump, 22 per cent, of slack and 12 per cent, of nut. It will re-niilra several weeks of actual test to get the correct average for the PlttBburg district. At the Pittsburg locomotive works In Allegheny they are at present making some large forms for bending the fire box sheets and boiler heads for the new engines ordered by the Chicugo, Burlington & yuincy railroad. These engines are to have Itclnalre boilers, and as most of the engines manufactured at the Pittsburg work have extended wagon top or str&lirht boilers, it became necessary to go to considerable expensajn getting the new forms ready. They are also building some wooten boilers, ana tnese require unotner kind of form. : : The MononKahela furnace department of the National Tube Works company has placed a contract for a Uehiing casting machine to be Installed at Its Monongahela furnaces, McKeesport. It will unbrace 1 the imDrovements recently maae in tne Uehllna casting- machine, and will be amply able to take care of the output of both stacks. At the Duquesne furnaces of the Carnegie Steel company, limited, the Uehllng casting machine on Sunday, March 5, took care of the entire output of three furnaces, amounting to l,8iu tons. A second Uehllng casting machine Is being Installed at the Duquesne plant, The Leechburg Foundry k, Machine Action MIT .: company of this city, has received an order from the United States Iron & Tin I'late Manufacturing company, Pemmler, for three stands of hot mills, 24x39 inches, and'two stands of hot rolls, Wx.'iO inches. Also six SO-inch doubling shears with electric motor attached to each, and three 3-lnch, squaring shears of their heavy do-ign. ,. v :;.- " The expiration of the first rebate period next week has caused a rush of orders to the American Glass Co. and still further confirmed th fact that this tire will close with a stockof window glass not euftlctent to last longer than early full. There Is no doubt of the combine's ability to sustain the price advance and all conditions favor It. 8uch an advance will let more foreign glass In, but there Is not the slightest question but what the combine can get rkl of all its product at a sharp advance over rts prosent prices. -The complaint on double thick continues One cause for the great slump In double IhlcK lies in tne ract tuat single strensrth ?lass has been entirely too thick, in fact or many j purposes has become double sirengin. The directory of tin plat works, as re vised to date by Tin & Terne. Bhows total of -O completed tin mills in the country .distributed among 41 plants. At three of these plants operations have been suspended for some time, while In some other plants part of the equipment is Inactive, or Is customarily used for other purposes. At five plants additions are being made, which will increase the number of mills by 21, while four new plants are in process or erection, to contain 48 mum, all told. This makes a total of 304 mills lillllt nr tn bo hull Tiaulilna thl un ol. dltlon of tern mills to an existing plant will probably be decided upon in the near future. Of the new construction now under way, probably less than 25 per cent will be completed In time to cut any figure at all this season.' So far us the present eeason is concerned there is no llkllhood of any excess of capacity over consumptive requirements. For next season there will undoubtedly be an excess, unless the demand Increases very . materially ovpr that of the past few years, but there ts every reason to expert some such Increase It may even come this year, and find the mills unprepared to meet It. The executive board of tha Window Glass Flatteners' association, at- their meeting yesterdfty afternoon, took up the matter of the blowers and gatherers having levied a boycott on thtUr members In notifying the manufacturers in the following letter: "The preceptors will promptly notify all manufacturers that Before niring cutters arid flatteners they are requested to submit such names or cutters ana n.atten ers to our preceptor, and if the manufac turers hire any cutters or flatteners whose names are on this list, then each and every member-of L, A. 300 will give his , Written seven days' notice, ofter which no member of L, A. 300 will ba allowed to work in such places until th matter has been adjusted.' a "This means." . said President Cake. "that our men who gave two weeks' notice at Eaton works that In the event that Guslave Wa Hem. a member of our asso elation, had not agreed to comply with the rules of our association, that the agreement between the Eaton company and our association wouici w aeciarea nun and Void. For that reason L. A. 300 has placed a boycott on or blacklisted these men and has gone so far as to furnish the manufacturers with a list of their names. 8o far as the proposition of Mr. Sayers (which Mr. Burns agreed to), we have this to say:1 'In the first place, Pres ident Cake did not agree to the propoai tlon any more than to carry and lay the matter before his executive board ftnd the following action was taken: Resolved, That the proposition by Mr. Bayers be rejected and that we unani mously stand by our articles of agree ment to the letter and also tnat he notify the manufacturers that we expect them tn do the same. . Be It further , Resolved, Thrtt the finding of the arbi tration board in tne urenies case oe nnai and binding on all parties. - -. President Cake stated that the flatteners had no desire to precipitate a strike, but if the worst, must come they are reedy to meet It, as they are more or less like the Cubans In a position to fight for their existence as a trades organization. We feel that we are not deserving of the treatment we are receiving at the hands of Li. A. 300 and they have no right to Interfere In our affairs, as In the ettle-ment of the bill In equity U A, 800 agreed to the following: During the year 1830 the Window Glass Federation s a trade amalgamated with the blowers, gatherers and cutters as L. A. Tioo under certain articles of agreement and now the blowers a.nd gatherers dsire no longer lo enforce said articles of agreement, and, therefore, the flatteners ug a trade withdraw from1' L. A. 300, and that hereaftet L. A. HoO wilt have no control over them, either as Individuals or as a trade. Now, I think that the above ought to be sufficient proof that L. A. 300 is entirely wrong in trying to create turmoil and strife within our ranks, not to mention the fact of them having laid a boycott against some of our members. At a regular meeting of the ex-board of the W. G. C. League of America, the following action was taken: "At a loint meeting of manufacturers. flatteners and cutters' wage committees, December 18, 18!)", the following sections, i;t nd 20, of tha wage agreement were adopted: "1.1. The manufacturers to employ no workmen who have not received a clearance card from the preceptor of the factory where he last worked. Seven days written notice to bo worked out faith- 1 The four new rifled cannon for Battery '''n "jl$ 1' B r exl,rtcd t0 Brrlve r'y tbls week, . qun Drill. r ' v.. fully before any workman shall be entitled to receive a clearance card, and the manager of the works to assist the preceptor In the enforcement of the clearance card. . . - - - "20 In case of any controversy arising tn reference to wages, rules of usages It shall be referred to the chairmen of the wago committees for settlement. Should it be necessary to have more than one trade represented, the manufacturers shall be allowed an equal number of representatives. They failing to agree, a referee shall be Selected, and if the arbitrators cannot agree on the referee, then each arbitrator nhall write two names of disinterested parties, not tn any way connected , with- the glass business, on siips of paper, and all names put lnta a bag, and '.the -first name drawn out shall be the person selected as the referee. ' The decision of this committee to be final and- binding on- all- parties. Pending the rendering of ta decision by this committee, factories to remain In operation. --"In signing the wage agreement by all members of the three committees,- simply makes each and every section binding on all parties concerned. . Therefore, we, the officers of. the Flatteners' league, intend living up to each and every section contained therein , and expect the manufacturers to do tho same,'' ., Charleston, W Va'., March S. (Special) A hundred and fifty members of the West Virginia Miners' association met here this afternoon.: President Toler presided and made un earnest plea for his association not to strike on April 1. The operators of this district met with the miners and discussed the scale. This association has no grievance, but the operators promised them an advance as soon as practicable. A board of arbitration was appointed to-day, nd this board will settle all differences on either side by arbitration. .-Word from the -United. Mine Workers of America says that association will strike April 1 unless the operators accede to their demands. The call was to have been Issued to-day, but will be as soon as ,lt comes from the printer. The H. K.' Porter locomotive' works are running almost night and day to keep up with orders. A locomotive-was shipped for the government a few days ago, and nn order reoelved for another. GETTING NEW GUNS WILL MAKE BATTERY B THE PEER, OF ANY BODY. Description of tbe Pieces, Their Site, Caliber, Weight,' Range and Other Particulars The Precision ot Aim Without Parallel in Heavy Metal. and the command Is anxious to commence work with them. As has been stated in the Press, the guns are to replace two gatllng guns and two old rifled cannon. They are of the same pattern as the guns with which, the ' light artillery of the United States' army Is armed, and will greatly Increase the efficiency of the battery tn the event of war. The accompanying cuts show different views of tlw guns. They are made of sieei ano nre aDoui feet: long, each one weigning nearly wnj pounds. One of the (runs, with lis cnrrlaa'n. 11m ber, ammunition and equipments weighs nearly 4,000 pounds. With a charge of ,Wj pounds of powder and a projectile weighing KlVj pounds, It has an extreme range of about six miles. It Is accurate and effective at a distance greater than three miles, ftnd Iscapable of piercing at tne muzzie a steei pints a.H incnes thick, Its accuracy Is regarded as nhenomenal. and It Is considered fully equal to if not better than those .of European armies. The projectiles used are shrapnel, shell and canister. The receipt, of these new guns will make Battery B one of the most effective light artillery in this stata it not tne country. , ELniHVATI!V'0 NEGRO VOTES. Louisiana ( onilllut lohaf Convention Wrangled Six Weeks Over It. New prleans, March 28. -The Louisiana constitutional convention, after a six weeks' wrangle over" the suffrage question, has finally adopted by a vote of 05 to 28 a new system. The convention now in session was called to frame a new constitution, but it was understood that its chief aim was to so chango the suffrage laws as to got rid of ho negro vota and turn over the political control of Louisiana to the whites without any further neea lor election regularities. ' The new provision reaulres that the voter shall he able to read and write as evinenceti ny writing out his own application for registration, but If he ts the owner of $S0O worth of property and pays taxes on If he may vote, whethwr or not he can read or write. To these provisions there were no objections, but the three clauses added to tnem aroused a great deal of opposition They provide that any person who was a votr-r in any state or tne union on January i, injit, may vote, and that his fcon and his grandson shall each vote and his son and his grandson shall have the electoral franchise, whether literate or illiterate, wnctner property liunitfin uiuj iua ui nut. Another clause was that all persons hat urallzed prior to January 1, 1808, may also vote without condition and qualifications. These clauses open the electoral to all white persons, except the sons of for eigners naturalized after 1887. That date was chosen because It is In advance of the passage of tne fourteenth and fif teenth amendments. - The 'educational and property qualifications thuit exist as against the negroes, hut not against the whites who are. of age to-day, save the sons of foreigners. It will, however, be In force from January" 1. and all white men reaching 21 years after that date will have to read and write or have property In order to vote. Both of the United States senators, Mc-F.norv and Caffery. have declared tha plans constitutional from an otilelui standpoint and so have senators Waltham, Mc-Lauren, Berry, -Vest,- Turple and nearly, ir not air, tne ttemocrauc memners or the United States senate who were consulted on the subject. . Collars and cuff to he perfectly laundered mast not shine. BRACE BROS. REMOVAL. REMOVAL KORNBLUM, THR OP-tlelan will occupy the bulldinx at 440 Wood st., three doors from Fifth ave., on or about April 1. ' 21jfhs PRESS ADVERTISEMENTS A PAYING INVESTMENT. MONEY TO LOA!. MONEY 303 6MITHFIELB ST. MONEY DO YOU NEED MONEY? If so, call and see us, and w. MONET will make a loan on household goods, pianos, horses and MONEY., wagons, bicycles, or any kind " of personal property and leave MONEY the goods In your possession. Loans can be paid in part or MONEY in full at any time to suit borrower. If you want your ( MONEY business handled promptly ' ' ' .and without publicity be sure MONEY and see us before securing money elsewhere. Loans front J MONEY 110 to $1,000. MONEY THE HOUSEHOLD LOAN , , COMPANY, ' moniJy 303 smithfield st. MONEY ' 1281 - - jyONEY - . IF YOTT RK TN NEED OF READY CASH CALL ON VS. We will lend you large or small amounti on household goods, pianos, horses, wagons and bicycles without removing tha -. goods, and will make payments to suit your convenience, eitner mommy or wee ly; our rates are the very lowest In tha elty, and all transactions made without publicity. Loans made In Allegheny city, Wilklnsburg, McKeesport and all parts of Allegheny county. Don't suffer for tha want of money when It Is so easy to get, and do not fail to get our rates before going elsewhere. Call and see us or write for information. Courteous treatment for all and your wants supplied without delay . Is our motto. Remember the address, : THE riTTHlVTRfl LOAN CO., 400V4 SMITHFIELD ST. Office open evenings until 8 o'clock. ; ' 025.; M ONEY TO LOAN I JXL ON HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. 1 Our plan Is the fairest and most convenient to borrowers. We loan from 25 to f200 on household furniture, pianos, organs, etc.. In usa without removal. Loan to be repaid In small, easy pay mmts. Transactions strictly private. Our rates are the lowest. No expense unless loan is made. ' Private room for ladles. Information cheerfully given, f You will find It to your Advantage tj deal with the oldest established company in tne city. THE UNION LOAN INSTITUTION, 421 Wood St., rooms 305 and 306. ; .- m jyjONEY TO LOAN- AT DE ROY'S, NO. 208 SIXTH ST. (Established 18G0.) WILL REMOVE TO NO 222 FIFTH AVE'J APRIL 1ST. Will ioan money on Watches, Dtamond1'- jeweiry, Mortgages and any article i value from f0o up, at tha lowest rat, i 327fhM " 3NKY TO LOAN - Westmorelai i.TJL Guarantee B. and L. association wJ furnish you plans, specifications and bf you a nome if you nave, a lot wen loci ano pam tor, ana auow you to pay ri ay mommy payments, same as rent,. Fa rk building, yittsnurg. 11 . TONE Y- TO LOAN-Westmorf irJL Guarantee B. & h. association der Its new and liberal plan, will mal a loan at $10 per month per $1,000, interest and principal : first and i mortgages -wanted. 817 Park htf Pittsburg. ' , 32. 1T ONEY TO LOAN IN SUMS Ti XU on household furniture, plan, furniture, piuqrki Sasy paymemtV lateral security I i. J. Q. H. SnfoJ without removal. K denttal. Also on collateral loans on real estate. J. Fourth, ave., opposite P, O, MONEY LOANED AT DER0Y ELRY store on diamonds. and Jewelry only; business conif ku pawnnroRer signs; tne ojj..-tabltshed !8K; opposite posto SmithfHd st. MONEY LOANED SALARIE) nle holdlnsr permanent i with responsible concerns, upon th names, witnout security; easy Tolman, room 702, 282 Fifth ave, B LACK A OLONINGER, No! ava,. lend money on lowest rates; no delay. A LASKA. ' KI4 IX MONEY AT PER CES Get my low rates before borrowl where. T. J. DALY, J28 Fourth al warwet sc. MONEY TO LOAN$200 to $10, and ft per cent Interest. W. C. BUTTERFIELD 4! 38 West Diamond St., AlieJ mo LOAN QUICK-Sten up fd X $450, $500, $800, $1,000, $1,200, $1,000. $2,000. $2,500. $5,000: brlnS Delavan & Co., !114 Fourth ave. K25 f ONEY to loan quick as title cH 4.1A. examined ; ia per month pays i est arid principal on (1,000. Adclrei 210 Fourth ave., Pittsburg. HT ONEY at 4 per cent; $10 mo Jxi. per (1,000; second mortgages w bring deed: also stralxht loans. 171 eral St.. Allegheny. S. Ill ONEY TO LOAN ON FIRST iXL second mortgages; also mi payments, building. , Gault & Glffen, 217 F Vf :NEY TO LOAN at De Roy. xtjl Bixtn St.; win remove to Filth ave., April 1. , TVTONKY TO LOAN FROM I JJJL bring deed; no delay, J. i o., m f eqerwi at. rEHSOIV AL-SPECIAt. PERSONAL SHANAHAN TRANSFER & S AGE COMPANY. Experienced packers, experienced ers. No bums or'routabouts emp: The best in the business. Sober only. Our men employed yearly, picked up tor a few days, ine Shanahan Transfer & Storage I raotiea vans. Moving wagons. , Furniture packers. Furniture storage only. The only warehouse Storing household goods only. Nothing else stored. . Separate apartments. The best, ventilated warehouses. Estimates given., , Padded vans. , Padded vans. ' Piano moving and hoisting a sped' 444 WATER. . 1fn FORB SHANAHAN TRANSFER & STtt AGfc COMPANY. BICYCLES. THE White Sewing Machine compl ... - 1 . UI JL manutuciurers si nign graae u cles. has the most complete bicvele rei department in the two cities, and carr; stocK a -complete supply or sunanes all makes of wheels. White Sewing chine Co., 122 Sixth St., opposite AH theater.5 sr-uigi T ICYCLES SOLD ON COMMISSION jlj Kicycias ior nire Bicycles repaired. Bicycles stored and cleaned. Bicycles for sale. JOE'S CYCLE LIVERY, 435 FIF, AVE. , ' , 33jtf) BICYCLES enameled by an expert, a color, work guaranteed. Dlamc Bicycle Co.,,30 S. Diamond St., Allegher 322whlJKP- 7 T EMINGTON andEagle Sle Bi"les. A St., AlleW -ny- l sarver. i f ederal C. Meckel, manager, PATENTS. PATENTS PROCURED t-"J, omey. Invent some new or novel e. It may brlnir you wealth. O. Levis, 427 Fifth ave., next Leader, Op. until 10 p. m. - 327wp "CHARLES M CLARKE VUnited States and foreign paten:! estaonsnea i?vn. rtegisterea u. t). t; office. Maeder building, 433 Fifth av Pittsburg. L. D. Tel. 2710. 227f WE PROCURE PATENTS Washington Patent Agency, building, at lowi prices'. HamiH lBlkfa PATENTB R. S. HARRISON, PATE Attorney First National bank buildi Allegheny. . 27w SPECIAL. C! ELL, repair, trade your old bieyr old blc ChicSgo Book exchange, 1334 Penn a YVt w. Mounts. o-o A - Gu long jfl At WW

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