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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JANUARY 20. 1889.
IEiT AHD MRROBS.
kHabits of Standing Before the Look
ing Glass Kot Confined to
THE FE5I1XIXE HALF OF CREATION.
the First Woman to Fall in Love
AVitliUer On n Fair Tace.
rWTITTIN TOR THE DISPATCH.
the -world do,
feminine half of
it, if there were
no mirrors? It
Isn't at all likely
it would be with
out them Ion?.
SL"' invent a look
ing-glass, pet it
patented, go to
and make a for
tune. But luck
ily for those who
delight in seeine
their own faces
there is scarcely a possibility of any person '
monopolizing the business of mirror-making.
The industry is too old for that. It
began thousands of years ago, and even the
name of the man (possibly it was a woman)
who made the first mirror is not known.
Looking glasses are mentioned by many
ancient writers. The Bible contains allu
sions to them (see Exodus, nxviii., 8. and
J PECULIAR AGEXT OF
Evarts in mourning for something or some
body. An honest, truthful mirnr is sure
to attract attention and favor in any society;
but, as to the other kind, well everybody
despises a liar.
Mirrors are much used in these days sim
ply for decorative purposes. With suitable
surroundings they give an air of richness
and luxuriousness to an apartment which
nothing else can approach. Of course any
sort of decoration can be overdone, but a
certain number of large plate-glass mirrors
tastelullv disposed are an indispensable
part ot the furniture of a fine house. I
have never been able to account for the
lavish display of mirrors in saloons and
drinking places which are far from luxur
ious in their other furnishings. But the
proprietors say they draw custom, and
terve for ornamental purposes far better
than anything else costing the same money.
Watch a crowd of men drinking in front of
a bar and von will observe that at least half
of them gaze at themselves in the mirror
while so engaged.
For, be it known, the habit of looking at
one's self in the glass is by no means con
fiued to the fairsex. Amanmaybe .Trained
to be caugtt aa
miriug his own
reflection, yet he
is quite likely to
look at it when
he thinks he is
will see the ex
quisite fix his
necktie and twist
straight into the
and if you will
take the trouble
to note the well
guest as be paces
the office or sit
ting room, you
will catch him every now and then throw
ing a sidewise glance at the mirror as he
passes it. Of course he wants to make sure
that his clothing, his hat, his necktie and
his general makeup are quite au fait. It is
CLAEA BELLE'S CHAT.
How the Vanderbilts Are Keeping
Society Fully Employed.
LILLIE D. BLAKE'S HIGH COFFEE.
""oMf " '
the Widow of Rev. Henry
Beccher Governs Plymouth.
THE DOGS SOCIETI GIRLS KOWDOTJS ON
Job. XXXVll.. 1M. The EVPtiauS and the i hx- nn mrans lmnrnhnnlp Jh.it Knmo slinilnn-v
ureets niaae mirrors oi copper aim uiuiuc,
'which were elaboratelv wrought and richly
(ornamented. In the walls of Roman houses
were set panels of polished silver, which
served the purpose of looking glares. Mir
rors of glas are mentioned by Pliny, and
various metals and stones appear to have
been ued in very early times in different
countries to reflect the human image.
Mirror areadjunctsof civilization. Sav
ages know nothing of them. When a people
begins to make use of the looking glass it
will not be long before evidences of the
workingsof a refining influence are mani
fested bv that tribe or race. The first
impression that he is good-looking has
found lodigment in his brain.
Wherever there are mirrors they are
looked at. The belle in her boudoir, the
servant in her attic, the traveling man in
the parlor car, the inmates of palace and
cottages alike, all find the lookinir-glars a
j very uselul and satisfactory riiece of furai-
iuic jitiii4cu uiau vtuiLU lerm, Hi.
course, includes civilized woman would
lead but an unhappy existence without the
mirror. " Babt.
LATE NEWS IN BEIEF.
step in the education of a barbarian is to
show him how he looks; then teaching him
how to improve his looks is comparative! v
an easy task. When he has learned to
devote some attention to his personal ap
ptarance it is time enoueh to prepare his
intellect for the reception ot new ideas. It
would be idle to attempt to school a savace
warrior in the wavs of civilized men while
The Secretary of the Treasury yesterday
afternoon accepted the following bonds: JJs,
registered, $31,000, at 109.
Charles K. Tinkler, the young Cincinnati
lorscr. was this morning sentenced by Jiuljro
Outcalt to five years' imprisonment in the peni
tentiary. Robert W. Lindsey, a clerk in the War De
partinent at Washington, died Friday night on
a 11. A. O. train, wbilo on tbe way to his home
in Galena, 111. lie was accompanied by his
wife acd four small children.
Mrs. Jennie Harris a natient at the
Woman's Hospital, Forty-ninth street and
Fourth avenue. New York, jumped from a
f ourtli-story window to the area at 8 JO o'clock
3 csterday morning, and was instantly killed.
Early yesterday morning the residence of
Joel W. idles, at Berrien Springs, Mich., caucbt
fire. Four people were in tbe uuildinc Nile.
George Lathrop and his wife and a child. The
three latter were saved but Niles perished in
the flames. He bad been in the habit of smok
ing in bed at nlzut and it is thought the fire
cangbt from his pipe.
Terrible reports are coming In from the
town of Gnantanamo, Cuba. Citizens are
dragged out of their homes and in the pres
ence of their families killed by tbe authorities,
who, not understanding; tbe orders Riven them
by their superior officers, commit these bar
barous crimes, tbeir object being to And two
kidnappers they are looking for. To make
tbeir search a success they bave already Butch
ered nine persons in cold blood. The town is
only Ki miles from Havana, and tbe press here
publishes full accounts of tbe atrocities.
Near Cumberland Gap, Thursday, Judge
rCOREESPONDlMC! OF THE DISPATCH. 3
EW YORK, January
19. "Oh! What a
beautiful funeral I Sure
St Patrick mnst be
It was an old woman
who made the exclama
tory remark. The sight
that so impressed her was a section of Fifth
avenue and a cross street crowded with car
riages. To her mind, nothingless than the
obsequies of her patron saint could get to
gether such a lot of equipages. But she
looked in vain for anything like a hearse,
and the liveries of the coachmen and foot
men bore no trace of mourning. This oc
curred on Wednesday of the present week,
and the vehicles were conveying guests to
and from Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt's after
noon reception. Only a few days previ
ously there had been a precisely similar
spectacle further down the avenue, when
Mrs. William Astor had received a thou
sand of her friends. The Asters led off in
the season's gayeties at home, and they did
it gorgeously by means of receptions, sup
pers and dances. But the present has been
a Vanderbilt week, with its supper and
dance by Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, its
music by Mrs. William D. Sloan, a Vander
bilt daughter; a reception by Mrs. Elliott
F. Shepurd, another heiress of the family,
and the grand reception by Mrs. Cornelius
Vanderbilt, already mentioned. There is
no reason to accuse the Vanderbilts of
plungiuij socially. They are simply crowd
ing their entertainments into January,
because Cornelius and William K. will
both go to London early in February. In
the English capital they will undertake to
solidify and extend their already important
position by means of elaborate hospitality.
I am told by a well inlormed lady from
London that the Vanderbilts have made an
excellent impression there that their lavish
expenditure of money has not been
accompanied by the s'lightest vulgarity,
that they have not forced themselves upon
anybody, and that they are bound to be
come leaders over there before lS&'J is over.
- ., . ,7- - . V ". .w .car vumucrianu uap, xnursuav, jqc
iic aim icLaiucu nis war paint ana learners. Ulay Turner snot and killed Calvin Watson, a
well-known citizen ot iJell county, Ky. Tbe
ficht originated in a law suit in which three
If those who go as missionaries to teach the
leathen were to provide themselves in ad
vance with a large supplv of pocket mir
rors, doubtless their work would be
Mature abounds in material that may
serve as mirrors. Tbe most common natu
ral reflecting medium is water. Doubtless
the first mirror upon which a human shadow
ever fell was a pool or spring, and it is
probable that Mother Eve gained knowl
edge of her own beauty in this way. There
roust have been a spring or brook in the
Garden of Eden, and who will believe that
there was auything there which Eve didn't
look into? The origin of woman's custom
of looking at herself in the mirror being
thus accounted for there is nothing surpris
ing in the fact that the practice
is uniersal. The dukv-skinned
belle of the aboriginal tribe who
pauses on her way through the forest to ad
mire her shadow in the deep waters of some
silent pool, is but following an instinct of
ihe human race, as truly as the civilized
maiden who stops to gaze and smile when
Ebe catcues a glimpse ot her own fair face
reflected in her own plate-glass mirror. We
are all familiar with the picture of the dam
sel wno sits De
cide the spring,
lost in day
gested by the
water. In truth
it is a lovely
er it be real or
i magi nary,
belong to the
Indian or the
if only she be
tioating clouds, the sparkling sunlight,
the majestic limbs of surrounding
forest trees, the overhanging verdure, and
finally the thoughtful but happy young
lace, all faithfully mirrored upon the glassy
burface no vouder the subject is a favorite
one with painters and poets, and no wonder
that the best of them fail to do justice to it 1
Mirrors have been compared to truth. So
has water. Perhaps the reason why truth is
said to lie at the bottom of a well is because
there is water there. Water is a truthful
mirror. The same thing cannot be said of a
good many artificial mirrors. If you are
disposed to doubt this statement go to the
nearest cabinet maker and buy a 40-cent
Gaze into it, and It will tell yon that you
are more fearfully and wonderfully made
than you ever dreamed that you were. The
next time you go to your grandfather's
home in the country take a look at yourself
in the little square glass in the lower half
ot the frame of the kitchen clock. It you
have been disposed to be a little vain about
your looks, you will be so no longer if you
believe what that mirror tells you. One
reason why so many country people commit
suicide, I think, may be found in the look
ing glasses in their houses. When a person
comes to the conviction that he is as
ugly as he is represented to be
in the old fashioned cheap mirror
made by coating the back of a crooked
pane of window glass with quicksilver it
is no wonder he
-v. becomes anxious
to see if he will be
better looking as
an angel. Some
of the mirrors that
used for the orna
mentation of the
interior of street
and railway cars
are equally un
either make a
loric as if his
as rotund as the
full moon, or else
every visage they
reflect until the
image uoks like that of William M.
nieces of Turner and Watson wero involved.
They charged that Watson had swindled tbem,
and Turner took up tbe fight. He met Watson
and fired on bun without a word. A courier
who arrived in this city last nipht sajs that a
mob of 20 men, friends and relatives o"f Watson,
had been organized with the intention of hunt
ing down Turner and killing him
At Fayette, Mo.. Flora Bohr, aged 16 years,
sbot and fatally wounded Mrs. E. J. Johnson
and tben committed suicide by rending a
bullet through her brain. Miss Flora and
Miller Johnson, a son of tbe old lady, were
sweethearts. Mrs. Johnson quarrelled with
the prl often, trying to break tbe encasement
existing between the couple. Last evening
the young; folks met clandestinely, and Mrs.
Johnson bearing of it, called to the girl, who
lived in an adjoining bouse. Anticipating a
quarrei, t lora toot ner iainer's revolver witn
her with tbe result stated.
Major Lillic ("Pawnee Bill") states that the
preliminaries for tbe Oklahoma invasion were
progressing; favorably, and that he would cross
the line of the Territory on February L Be
tween 500 and 1,000 people, in wagons and on
horseback, will leave Wichita on the 2Stb, to
be joined along the line of march by others. It
is expected that tbe number will be 5.000 when
tbe line of the Territory is reached. Many who
are not members of the colony will take ad
vantage of the crowd to get into Oklahoma.
Beside these are the colonies from the East
and South. Tbe rendezvous is not yet made
public and, it is claimed, has not j et been de
Tbe friends of the late Henry P. Marshall,
who was for over 20 j ears cashier of the Sea
men's Bank for Savings, on Wall street. New
York, were snrpned at tbe published state
ment that $12,000 worth of funds held by him
as Treasurer of the Frotestant Episcopal
Cbnrch Musionary Society for Seamen cannot
be found. It was ascertained this morning
that funds of St. George's Church, and the es
tate of which he was trustee, are also missing
to the extent of nearly 40,000 additional. Mr.
Marshall, who was 71 years old at the time of
his death, two months aco, belonged toa family
of high standing. Tbe total shortage of Mar
shall is estimated at 70,000,
Did Not Get the Lump.
A lady living in Allegheny claims o
have been swindled by a Pittsburg soap
firm. She claims to have purchased 40
cakes of soap at 10 cents each and had a con
tract with the firm to the effect that she
would receive a hanging lamp as a pie
miuui. When she applied for the lamp the
firm refused to give it. The woman has
placed the matter in the hands of Detective
Allen, of Gilkenson's Detective Agency.
Texas Freisbt Rntes.
The new freight rates from Pittsburg to
all Texas common points,, which were
agreed upon and published in The Dis
tatch two weeks ago, will go into effect to
morrow. The new rates will make an ad
vauce of about 10 per cent over tbe present
A very popular price is fifteen dollars,
and that's the figure we now offer our 533,
$30 and ?28 kersev and chinchilla overcoats
at. A dozen different stvles, all silk and
satin lined. They were ''bargains" at $30.
Imagine what value they are at $15. We
also have a number of overcoats at $10, re
duced from $22. We've simply knocked
the bottom out of prices in men's business
suits. A ten dollar bill buys an elegant
all-wool suit that would have cost you $22
a week ago, and when you recollect that we
only deal in the better qualities of men's
clothing, you'll understand the full strength
of these bargain prices. Just look in and
see us to-morrow; we will be glad to meet
you, whether you purchase or not,
P. C. C. C.,"cor. Grant and Diamond sts,,
opp. the new Court House.
Jackson's, 954 and 956 Liberty St, home
ready-made clothing, the only reliable ar
ticle sold in Pittsburg. Every garment
warranted to give the best satisfaction.
"The cheap photographers throughout the
rountry ure at their wits' end to drum up
business. The rush for cheap photographs
is over. ,
An incident in a Fourth avenue car con
tained just a grain of beauty. All the seats
were occupied, when an old, poorly dressed
woman entered at Forty-second street The
first one to offer his seat was a well built,
clean-cut gentleman considerably under the
middle age, his face smooth shaven and
firm, his eyes clear and alert, his whole
bearing engaging and graceful. The poor
old woman was one of those Joquacions
creatures who often talk away in an inno
cent manner to strangers, and so, after
thanking the man who had given her a seat,
she told him of her intended trip to New
Jersey to see her married daughter. She
wanted to go to the Christopher street ferry,
she said, and didn't know, for the life of
her, how to do it. Her new acquaintance
listened politely to all she said and assured
her that he would see that she was trans
ferred to the blue car at Eighteenth street,
which runs to the ferry. The gentleman's
bearing toward the simple old woman was
gaining the admiration of every one in the
car, he was so patient and good natured with
her. At Eighteenth street he stopped the
car. Just then the desired other car shot
across. Rushing to the front platform the
obliging gentleman called loudly to the
driver of the crosstown car. Then be helped
the old woman from one car to tbe other, ran
back, and smiled good-humoredly over all
the trouhle he had been put to.
I happened to recognize this good Samari
tan. It was Cornelius Vanderbilt He had
chosen to do some unusual conductor's work
on one of his own lines of cars.
Every Friday evening Lillie Devereaux
Blake gives a coffee, assisted by her daugh
ter and some of her girl friends. There is
always at l.ast one distinguished guest
and a limitless amount ot talc, music and
coffee. Mrs. Blake prides herself on the
quality of her beverage, which she brews at
a square table in the dining room, seated
before a large tray of solid silver, heavy
with the sterling sugar basin, cream jug,
spoon cup, slop tureen ana toast rack, each
an heirloom that was at one time the pride
of a Burr or a Dix a century or so ago. At
the 1 Ji6t coffee the pretty ad vocate of woman's
rights was dressed in au antique moire be
longing to Aaron Burr's mother. The gown
of peach yellow, with peach blossoms in
brocaded silk, was caught at the belt with a
girdle, the clasp of which had been fash
ioned from the lid of a silver snuff-box be
longing to Aaron Burr.
"It isn't true," said one of the strong
minded ladies at Mrs. Blake's last recep
tion, "that wom?n are more quarrelsome
Among themselves than men. The contrary
is true. Look at Sorosis. That club of
women has been in existence many years,
and it has never bad a row worth mention
ing. But take a present glance at the best
of tbe men's clubs. There is a row in the
pretentious old Century that is going to
smash it all to flinders. The new Players'
is hardly started before a rupture begins,
and it is as good as broken up. Tbe Union
and the Manhattan both bave fights on
hand that get into the papers. Doesn't that
prove women to be better tempered than
"And did you ever think," interposed
Mrs. Blake, "that every year we have a
whole week of prayer throughout Christen
dom for young men, while there is never a
suggestion of such a universal and pro
longed plea for young women? Why not?
Because our sex, I suppose, doesn't need a
week of supplication by all the praying
people on earth to move heaven to lorgive-ness."
against Beecher after many years of close
intimacy, by declaring him unfit for the
ministry, and intense bitterness had arisen
therefore between them. But a sermon by
Storrs in Plymouth Church would heal all
wounds of the pat, it was thought, and
make Plymouth healthy in orthodoxy for
the tuture. Hut tne masers oi mis pmu
did not take Mrs. Beecher into considera
tion. That aged, white-haired, and appar
ently decrepit old lady roused herself for a
trnplv Rppfbcrinn effort. She gathered
around her all the firm and fast friends of
her dead husband, appealed to them to
prevent what she regarded as disloyalty to
his memory, and so incited them that they
fell upon the project and killed it. That is
why Plymouth voted to have no installa
tion formalities whatever, and so Abbott
began his regular pastorate last Sunday
without one word of special ceremony.
The fashionable dogs in New York to-day
are undoubtedly the bull terriers andFrench
poodles. Girls prefer the terriers and the
young sports run with the poodles. There
is a way of shaving a small Newfoundland
doe to look like a French poodle, and a
great deal of this deception is practiced.
The real article is a rarity, and its char
acteristics are unmistakable to anyone who
knows anything of dogs. He is just as clean
a built animal as can be found. He is as
fine as ebony and shaves like a rich piece
of satin. He puts his feej. down when he
trots as though the pavement was hot, lift
ing up each paw daintily, as yon have seen
an old lady try the heat of a flatiron. They
can be taught more than any dog tnere Is,
all the great trick dogs being of their breed.
The ones owned here are always doing some
thing for their masters carrying a bundle
or an umbiella in their mouths, and often,
just for the humor of the thing, a pipe.
Most ot tbem wear a silver nraceiet on one
fore paw. The poodle is a very haughty
dog, never taking any notice ot strangers,
and repels all advances from dogsof another
The bull terriers, who are most loved by
the girls, are faithful little fellows but
awful fighters. They look as though they
intended to chew all creation up hne and
swallow it, but they never think of biting
anything but chicken meat and other dogs.
I find that the most swell girls prefer a
pure bundle dog, or else a clear white ope
with a brindle patch over one eye. A girl
friend of mine paid $100 last week for a
brindle pup two months old. She sold her
pug the week before for $20, and it was un
doubtedly a more valuable dog than the
terrier; but fashion did the business.
Under the Direction of R. M. GtTLlCK & Co.
Business Manager. A. J. Shipped-
COMMENCING TO-MORROW, (MONDAY, JANUARi 21.
MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY.
"SHE" Crosses the Alleghenies To-Day and Reappears Here To-Morrow!
Gloriously Triumphal Return to Pittsburg after a
in New York, Boston, Philadelphia,
i Series of Burp:
, Baltimore and
lastingly Splendid Successes
Weird, Soul-Stirring and Ultra-Gorgeous Spectacular Production
of Haggard's Remarkable Romance,
YOU HAVE READ
BUT HAVE YOU
SEEN THE PLAY?
SEE THE BIG
NOW OR NEVER!
Dramatization by Wm-
Gillette, author of
"Held by the Enemy."
Music by W. W. Furst
Scenery by Phil Coach
er, of Palmer's The
ater, New York.
Startling Surprise Sale
COD ILL TBS II. . '
IN A FEW DAYS
He Change ii k In labs Place,
Under the direction of
"This strange and glorious creature a woman of whom, clothed in the majesty of her almost
endless years, the shajlow of Eternity itself lay like the dark wing of Night" Haggard.
A thousand women have the time to read
a novel where one man can do so, and that
is why so much of current fiction is sickly
with sentimentality, or riskily unique in
its representation of the divine passion.
Mrs. Langtry has just begun to prepare her
memoirs for a publisher. But really it
should not be a secret that a clever journal
ist on a New York paper has engaged to do
the greater part of the literary work in this
book. The public will lose nothing by this
arrangement, for the writer is, ot course, a
more skilled expressionist than Mrs. Lang
try.and can cast a halo of artistic beauty over
her gentle experiences that the lady herself
must have missed. A book of this charac
ter will probably prove profitable, for it will
be bought by "the big, curious crowd of
women. A good literary production is only
sold to a comparatively" small number of
people, and the aim of the new body of nov
elists is to hit the ordinary level of feminine
interest which makes a book sell like the
proverbial hot cakes. But deliberate efforts
to capture the capricious attention of women
seldom succeed, as everyone Knows, A. u.
Gunter's remarkable bit of fortune with
"Mr. Barnes of New York" surprised the
writer as much as it could have anyone
else. I remember going into a friend's rooms
about three years ago and picking up the
manuscript ot tnis cook irom a table, it
was for sale at that time for (400, and even
that figure was merely nominal, for as far
as the author's affection for the work then
extended he would have disposed of it for a
good song. Even for some time after it was
published Mr. Gunter only hoped that the
book would clear expenses, and thus give
him courage to try his hand at the business
again. But it was caught in a popular
tide .and had a voyage that these later copies
cannot reasonably hope for. Now he could
get almost his own price for a novel, and it
might alter all turn out worthless. There
is undoubtedlr a demand for an absorbing
book at all times, but women's caprice as to
novels seldom strikes twice in the same
place, and it will probably catch up out of
next summer's bids for idle women's favor a
book quite different from "Mr. Barnes." So
these writers who are endeavoring to be so
shrewdly popular in their promised work
may be as much surprised at their failures
as Mr. Gunter was at his success.
CAST OF DRAMATIC CHARACTERS.
Horace Holly Mr. M. S. Snyder
LeoVincey. Mr. Wm. S. Harkins
Martin Brown (an American Drum
mer) Mr. Charles Bowser
Job Mr. Maurice Pike
Abdallah Mr.M. E. Holsey
Mohammed Mr. V. H.Barnes
Billali Mr.H. W. Fridman
Nomalli Mr. E. Waters
First Sentinel Mr. E. Schuster
Second Sentinel Mr, J. Auckland
Ayesba, "She" MissLaura Clement
Ustane..... Miss Tolluise Evans
Dillyesba Miss Rose Snyder
Attendant Miss Alice Maitland
Arab Sailors, Male and Female Amhaggar,
Choristers, Guards, Mutes, Attendants.
100 Dramatic and Lyric Artists 100
All the Great Choruses !
All the Thrilling Combats !
All th) Barbaric Splendor I
All the Gorgeous Costumes I
All the Stirring Marches !
All the Amazing Effects !
All the Massive and Marvelous Scenery
The Big Hit of the New York Season !
Infinitely Greater and Grander Than Ever!
Monday, January 28 THE TWO JOHNS.
CLOAKS AND WRAPS
MUST 60 REGARDLESS OF
All goods of a wintry character are out on separate tables and
bunched together in special places about the store so that one can't
avoid stumbling: against them at every turn. Come and see the new
E. D. WILT Lessee and Manager.
Commencing MONDAY, January 21,
SATURDAY MATINEE ONLY.
NO ADVANCE in PRICES
The Distinguished Actress,
Supported by a Carefully Selected Company,
Mr. Melbourne McDowell,
In M. Victorien Sardou's Dramatlo Sensatfon
of Two Continents, entitled
AND THE BIG LOTS OF
At 25c, 49o, 59o, 69c, 74o, 99o, and the lovely new Patterns in
New Scenery, Exquisite Costumes, &c
A Magnificent Production!
NO ADVANCE in PRICES
Januarv 28 The Hanlons, In '
No. 1012 1'enn ave.
Christy is forming new classes for beclnners
on Monday evening, January 21. This is a
Let us consider one lady who is. .'anions
for something else than social distinction.
"We will take Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher,
because she has just achieved somethiug dif
ficult and, to herself, very satisfactory. All
through the scandal which involved her
husband she was a stronger fighter than be,
and it has been understood among their ac
quaintances that the stand made against
Theodore Tilton was a result -of her firm
ness rather than his choice. Now that he is
dead, she has no more disposition than be
fore to forgive bis enemies or to make peace
with them. Plymouth Church is in a criti
cal condition, as you have read in dispatches
telling about its greatly reduced income.
The present pastor, Lyman Abbott, is an
able and excellent man, but it hardly needs
saying that he doesn't fill the Plymouth pul
pit as it used to be filled. Mrs. Beecher op
posed the selection of Abbott as pastor with
all her micht because he had been luke
warm in bis adherence to her husband In
his difficulties; but she was beaten in her
resistance, and her outspoken denunciation
of the call was characteristically vigorous.
After Abbott's trial year of pastorate, the
ordinary course would bave been to call a
council of Congregationalist pastors from
New York and Brooklyn, request them to
act briefly or otherwise, and then to let
them,, in case they liked the choice, to
formally install the new pastor. Plymouth
had been taken out of good fellow
ship with other Congregational churches
by Beecher at the time of the
scandal, and it was thought that now it
mightbe put back into harmonious rela
tionship with them. It was therefore
planned, with Abbott's approval, to invite
such a council as I liave described, and then
get Rev. Dr. Richard S. Storrs to preach
the inaugural sermon. That would have
settled matters amicably. Storrs had turned
The Plain Truth
Is that Hood's Sarsaparilla has cured thou
sands of people who suffered severely with
rheumatism. It neutralizes the lactic acid in
the blood, which causes those terrible pains
and aches, and also vitalizes and enriches tbe
blood, thus preventing the recurrence of the
disease. These facts warrant us in urging you,
if you suffer with rheumatism, to give Hood's
Sarsaparilla a trial.
"Having been troubled with inflammatory
rheumatism for many years, ray favorable at
tention was called to Hood's Sarsaparilla by an
advertisement of cures it had effected. I have
now used three bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla
and csn already testify to beneficial results. I
highly recommend it as a great blood purifier."
J. C. Ayres, VestBloomfi.eld. N. Y.
"I bad rheumatism so that when I sat or laid
down I could hardly cet np. Hood's Sarsapar
illa has almost cured me." P. CARNES.Galion.O.
N. B. If you make up your mind to try
Hood's Sarsaparilla, do not buy any other.
Sold by all druggists. SI; six for $5. Prepared
only by C. I. HOOD fc CO.. Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
-TAKES PtACE AT THE-
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 8
WHEN WXLI. BE PBESENTED THE
"With Reserved Seat, can be had from mem
bers of the order: atHauch's and Golcsmith's
Jewelry Stores; at Havs' and Henricks' Music
Stores. Box office open Monday, February 4.
MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY H.
Matinees: Taesaay, Tlmrsday & Saturday.
Miss Ida Siddons.
Miss Pauline Batcheller.
Andy and Annie Hughes.
Miss Lillian Markham.
John B. Willis,
Miss May Adams.
Miss Dolly Davenport.
Sanford and Wilson.
Miss Millie Price.
The Lady Fencers.'
The West Point Cadets.
JOHN W. O'BRIEN Proprietor
JOHN W. FLOCKER Manager
JOHN W. .WALLAUKEB Press Agent
WEEK OF JANUARY 21.
A gigantic aggregation of vaudeville artists
HEALI."? AND SAUNDERS,
MART AND ELLA,
In their artistic statue clog; Mabel Arnold, the
wonderful cornctist; Ed. Gallaeher, Milton
and Nelson (Alt and Sadie): Prof. Lang, Adam
BerkcSjthe White Cap victim; Captain Debro
and wife. Madame June, Baby Midget.
Admission, 10 cents. Open from 10 A. jr. to
10 P. St.
Coming January 28 The Minnesota Wooly
MT. DE CHANTAL,
Near .Wheeling, W. Va.,
(SISTERS OF THE VISITATION.)
A school of more than national reputation,
offers exceptional advantages for thorough ed
ucation of young ladies in all departments. Li
brary of 6,000 volumes. Fine philosophical,
chemical and astronomical apparatus.
Musical department specially noted. Corps
of piano teachers trained bya leading professor
from Conservatory of Stutart. Vocal culture
according to the method of the old Italian mas
ters. Location unsurpassed for beauty and health.
Ten acres of pleasure grounds. Board excel
lent. For catalogues and references to patrons in
all the principal cities, address
se9-q76.su THE DIRECTRESS.
And the New Burlesque Called
January 29. Ferguson & Mack's Enropean
WEEK COMMENCING JANUARY 21.
ONLY 4 MATINEES THIS WEEK,
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
H. R. Jacobs' Grand Production of the Roman
"THE ROMAKY RYE,"
Presented on a scale of magnificent splendor,
with NEW AND ELEGANT SCENERY.
WARDROBE AND PROPERTIES.
The most Realistic Stage Production ever 1
PBTppa Matinee. 10c; reserved seats, 15c & 20c
" Night, 10r; reserved seats, 15c & 25c
Week of January 28-"A COLD DAY."
O. D. LEVIS, Solicitor of Patents,
131 Fifth avenue, above Smithfleld, next Leader
office. (No delay.) Established 20 years.
CHRISTY'S DANCING ACADEMY
1010 and 1012 Penn avenue,
Tbe latest dances of the season taught: the
best of assistance rendered to each individual
student to accomplish a perfect step in danc
ing. Beginners' class, Monday and Friday
evenings; advanced class, Tuesday evening;
private lessons, Wednesday; private lessons for
ladies every afternoon; children's class Satur
day afternoon. For anv further information
apply to PROF. J. S. CHRISTY. oc31-e83-STJ
P. G. RErNEMAN,
52 AND 54 SIXTH STREET,
Headquarters for Costumes ot all descriptions,
for hire at reasonable prices,
delfrsu F. G. REINEMAN.
The Most Coiepiete
stock in the city.
BED ROCK PRICES.
We also manufacture this
STEVENS CHAIR CO.
No. 8 B1XTH ST.,
jalO-Su PITTSBURG, PA
AN .:. EXPOSITION
OP PACTS MOST INOREDIBtiE.
HOPPER BROS. & CO.'S
Parlor Furniture brought within the reach of all classes. A Silk Plush Suit (or ?M.
A Mohair Plush Suit for ?48. A Wool Plush Suit for 540.
Odd pieces at proportionately low figures. All our own make of goods. The largest
selection of Fancy Parlor Tables, in Wood and Marble, ever offered by any one house,
at extremely low priees. We have, witHout doubt, the largest selection of Bedroom Fur
niture ever offered to the buying public. Prices surely appreciated if goods are seen.
In our CARPET DEPARTMENT there still remain a few remnants. Ingrains at
25c per yard, formerly sold at 65c and 75c. Body and Tapestry Brussels at 50c and 75c;
formerly sold at 85c and $1 25.
LACE CURTAINS, $1 50 and J2 per pair; former price Z3 75 and ?5, in Ecru,
Cream and White, full size and regular make. Bargains! Well we should say so, but
they won't last long; there are a great many people in Pittsburg who are ever on the alert
for just such bargains, and itis they "who always buy so cheap."
We have just received another carload of those S20 ANTIQUE OAjC BED
ROOM SUITS that we advertised by illustration last week. Only a 10 per cent addi
tional charge for time. With time price added they are cheaper than any Suit of as large
dimensions of glass and-style of workmanship offered for spot cash in the city.
COMPARE OUR STYLES 1 COMPARE 6UR PRICES ! COMPARE OUR TERMJS
Bargains will be the orderof the day in ourevery department during the next 60 days.
fiaiDini, fafiliino !, "TlwJa VAT-tlnnl "PpaiI " lq wlthnnt rlniiht lii Ipnilpr fnr linnw
For light family sewing it is without an equal,
Our Sewing Machine, the "Davis Vertical Feed,
tailoring work. It is au assured success.
and for lancy etching and embroidering it is as far ahead of other machines as day is ahead
of night. Remember we don't sell our Davis Machine through the medium of canvassers
at fancy commissions. You are politely asked that if you want a good family or manu
facturing machine tbe Davis can be had at our place of business only, and at prices that
suit. A written guarantee for five years given with each machine.
HOPPER BROS. & CO.,
307 WOOD STREET, BET. THIRD AND FOURTH AYES.
N. B. All Carpets bought this month will bo made and laid free of charge. Call be
fore noon and get the 5 per cent discount. ' t
Children's and Infants' Coats.
All our 83, 84, 85 and 86 Garments. Your pick now at
SI 50 EACH SI 50.
Surprising Bargains in
Misses' Cloth & Checked Jackets,
Make your own selection from over 200 garments that were
82, 82 60, 83, 84 and 85. Take them now at
Si bo zela-cih: si so.
Almost given away during this sale now going on at DANZIQEB'S-
FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT CLOAKS.
Now over 1,000 Elegant Cloaks, "Wraps, Newmarkets, Modjeskas,
Short "Wraps, Long "Wraps, with and without Capes, in all the latest
designs and colors.
Prices That Will Startle. You,
Our 88 00 Garments now at 83 99.
Our 810 60 Garments now at 85 75.
Our 815 OO Garments now at 87 49.
Our 810 24 Garments now au 87 99.
Our 818 OO Garments now at 89 OO.
Our 819 60 Garments now at 89 99.
Our 821 OO Garments now at 810 49.
Our 823 50 Garments now at 811 24.
Our 829 50 Garments now at 814 79.
Our 832 OO Garments now at 816 OO.
Our 810 OO Plush Garments now at 84 99.
Our 816 OO Plush Garments now at 87 99. -
Our 833 50 Plush Garments now at 816 75.
Our 842 OO Plush Garments now at 820 98.
INTENSELY INTERESTING TO EVERY MOTHER.
50 All-Wool Misses' Newmarkets, former prices $4 24,
$5 $6 98; now your choice at $1 49 each.
One lot of Children's All-Wool Jerseys; your pick at
1,000 PAIRS LACE CURTAINS
AWAY BELOW THE COST OF IMPORTATION.
3,000 PRETTY LACE TIDIES
NOW AT 5c, ice AND 15c EACH.
! ALL OUR DRESS TRIMMINGS
Marked Away Below Cost to CLOSE OUT AT ONCE.
ALL OUR FANCY BRIC-A-BRAC,
On second floor, must be sdld off in the next ten days to
make room for new goods coming in.
350 Pair Ladies' Kid Gloves now at 33a
500 Gents' Silk Handkerchiefs, former price $1 74,
$1 49, $1 24, 99c; your pick now for 50c each.
COLD WEATHER UNDERWEAR
MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
Lots of Useful Remnants in Torchon Laces and Em
1,000 pieces of Ribbon at 25c each.
It will amply repay you to come to our big store this
week and avail yourself of the best values ever offered in this
mum ai a, shim m lit.