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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY, JAMTART
ZIKLAG IS AT ASHES!
Deyastation of the Israelites' Homes
and the Pursuit bv David.
A SAD RETURN FROM A CAMPAIGN.
The March Homeward to the Golden Cities
I0TED OXES BECKOXING FEOM ABOTE
rSrECIAT. TELIGRAJt TO THE DISPATCH!
Bkooklyn, January 20. The Her. T.
DeWitt Talmage, D. ., having expounded
appropriate passages of Scripture, gave out
Who are these in bright array.
This innumerable throng.
Bound the altar night and day
Tuning their triumphant song?
The subject of the sermon was "The
March Homeward," and the test I. Samuel,
xxx., 8: "Pursue: for thou shalt surely
overtake them, and without fail recover
all." Dr. Talmage said:
There is intense excitement in the village of
Ziklag. David and his men are bidding good
by to their families, and are off for the wars.
In that little village of Ziklag the defenseless
ones will be safe until the warriors, flushed
with victory, come home. But will the de
fenseless ones be safe? The soft arms of chil
dren are around tLe necks of the bronzed war
riors until they shake themselves free and
start, and handkerchiefs and flags are waved
and kisses thrown until the armed men vanish
beyond the hills.
David and his men soon get through with
their campaign, and start homeward. Every
night on their way home, no sooner does the
soldier put bis head on the knapsack than in
his dream he hears the welcome of his wife
and the shout of the child. Oh, what long
stories they will have to teU their families, of
how they dodged the battle as! and then will
roll cp their sleeves and show the half-healed
wound. With glad, quick step they march on,
David and his men, for they arc marching
home. .Now they come up to the last hill,
which overlooks Ziklag, and they expect in a
moment to see the dwelling places of their
loved ones. They look, and as they look their
cheeks turn pale, and their lip quivers, and
their hand involuntarily comes down on the
hilt or the sword. "Where is Ziklag? Where
are our homes?' they cry. Alas! the curling
smoke above the ruin
TELLS THE TRAGEDY.
The Amalekites have come down and con
sumed the village, and carried the mothers and
the wives and the children of David and his
men into captivity. The swarthy warriors
stand for a few moments transfixed with horror.
Then their eyes glance at each other, and they
hurst into uncontrollable weeping; for when a
strong warrior weeps, the grief is appalling. It
seems as if the emotion might tear him to
pieces. They "wept until they had no more
power to weep." But soon their sorrow turns
into race, and David, swinging his sword high
in air. cries "Pursue: for thou shalt over
take them, and without fail recover all." Now
the march becomes a "double-quick." Two
hundred of David's men stop by the brook
Besor, faint with fatigue and grief. They can
not go a step farther. They are left there. But
the other 400 men under David, with a sort of
panther step, march on in sorrow and in rage.
They find by the side of the road a half-dead
Egyptian, and they resuscitate him, and compel
him to tell the whole story.
He says: "Yonder they went, the captors and
the captives," pointing in the direction.
Forward, ye 400 brave men of fire! Very soon
David and his enraged company came upon the
Amalekitish host Yonder they see their own
wires and children and mothers, and under
Amalekitish guard. Here are the officers of
tbe Amalekitish army homing a banquet. The
cups are roll, the music is roused, the dance
begins. The Amalekitish host cheer and cheer
and cheer over their victory. But, without
note of bugle or warning of trumpet, David
and his 400 men burst upon the scene, suddenly
as Robert Bruce hurled his Scotchmen upon
the revelers at Bannockburn. David and his
men look up, and one glance at their loved
ones in captivity and under Amalekitish guard
throws them into a very fury of determina
tion; for you know how men will fight when
they fight for their wives and children. Ah,
there are lightnings in their eye, and every
finger is a spear, and their voice is like the
shout of the whirlwind. Amid the upset
tankards and the costly viands crushed under
foot, the wounded Amalekites lie (their blood
mingling with their wine)
SHRIEKING FOR MERCY.
No sooner do David and his men win the vic
tory than they throw their swords down in the
dust what do they want with swords now?
and the broken families come together amidst
a great shout of joy that makes the parting
scene in Ziklag seem very insipid in compari
son. The rough old warrior has to use some
persuasion before he can get his child to come
to him now after so long an absence; but soon
the little finger traces the familiar wrinkle
across the scarred face. And then tbe empty
tankards are set up, and they are filled with
the best wine from the hills, and David and his
men, the husbands, the wives, the brothers, the
sisters, drink to the overthrow of the Amalek
ites and to the rebuilding of Ziklag. Sj, O
Lord, let Thine enemies perish!
Now they are coming home, David and his
men and their families a lone procession.
Men, women and children, loaded with jewels
and robes and with all kinds of trophies that
the Amalekites had gathered up in years of
conquest everything now in the hands of
David and his men. When they come by the
brook Besor, tbe place where sta'id tbe men sick
and incompetent to travel, the jewels and the
robes and all kinds of treasures are divided
among the sick as well as among the well.
Surely, the lame and exhausted ought to have
some of the treasures. Here is a robe for this
pale-faced warrior. Here is a pillow for this
dying man. Here is a handful of gold for the
wasted trumpeter. I really think that these
men who fainted by the brook Besor may have
endured as much as those men who went into
battle. Some mean fellows objected to the
sick ones having any of the spoils. The objec
tors said: "These men did not fight." David,
with a magnanimous heart, replies: "As his
part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall
his part be that tarrieth by the stuff."
THE WELCOME HOME.
This subject is practically suggestive tome.
Thank God. in these times a man can go off on
a journey, and be cone weeks and months, and
come back and see his honse untouched of in
cendiary, and his family on the step to greet
him, if by telegram he has foretold the moment
of his coming. But there are Amalekitish dis
asters, and there are Amalekitish diseases, that
sometimes come down upon one's home, mak
ing as devastating work as the day when Ziklag
took fire. There are families in my congrega
tion whose homes have been broken up. No
battering-ram smote in the door, no iconoclast
crumbled the statues, no flame leaped amidst
the curtains; but so far as all the joy and mer
riment that once belonged to that house are
concerned, the home has departed. Armed
diseases came down upon the quietness of the
scene scarlet fevers, or pleurisies, or consump
tions, or undefined disorders came and seized
upon some members of that family, and carried
them away. Ziklag in ashes! And you go
about, sometimes weeping and sometimes en
raged, wanting to get back your loved ones as
much as David and his men wanted to
reconstruct their despoiled households.
Ziklag in ashes I Some of you
went off from home. You counted
the days of your absence. Every day seemed
as long as a week. Oh, bow glad you were
when the time came for you to go aboard the
steamboat or railcar and start for home! You
arrived. You went up the street where your
dwelling was, and in the night you put your
band on the doorbell and, behold! it was
wrapped with the signal of bereavement, and
you found that Amalekitish Death, which has
devastated a thousand other households, had
blasted yours. You go about weeping amidst
the desolation of your once happy home, think
ing of the bright eyes closed and the noble
Hearts stopped ana tne gentle hands folded,
and you weep until you have no more power to
ZIKLAG I1T ASHES I
A gentleman went to a friend of mine in the
city of Washington and asked that through
him he might get a consulship to some foreign
port. My friend said to him: "What do you
want to go away from your beautiful home for,
Into a foreign port?'
Oh," he replied, "my home is gone! M'
children are deadl I must get away, sir. I
can't stand it in this
Ziklar in ashes!
country any longer."
Why these long shadows of bereavement
across this audienceT Why is it that in almost
every assemblage black Is the predominant
color of the apparel? Is it because you do not
like saffron or brown or violet? Oh, no! You
ay: "The world is not so bright to us as it
once was;" and there is a story of silent voices,
and of still feet, and of loved ones gone, and
when you look over the hills, expecting only
beauty and loveliness, you find only devasta
tion and woe. Ziklag in asheM
In Ulster county. New York, the village
church was decorated until the fragrance of
the flowers was almost bewildenn"". Th
maidens of the village bad emptied the place I
ui uuwera upon one marriage altar, one
of their own number was affianced
to a minister of Christ, who bad
come to take her to his home. With hands
joined,amidst a congratulatory audience, the
vows were taken. In three days from that time
one of those who stood at the altar exchanged
earth for heaven. The wedding march broke
down into the funeral dirge. There were not
enough flowers now for the coffin lid, because
they had all been taken for the bridal hour.
The dead minister of Christ is brought to an
other village. He had gone out from them less
than a week before in his strength; now he
comes home lifeless. The whole church De
wailed him. The solemn procession moved
around to look upon the still face that once
had beamed with messages of salvation. Little
children were lifted up to look at him. And
some of those whom he bad comforted in days
of sorrow, when they passed that silent form,
made the place dreadful with their weeping.
Another village emptied of its flowers some
of them put in the shape ota cross to symbolize
his hope, others put in the shape of a crown to
symbolize his triumph. A hundred lights blown
out in one strong gust from the open door of a
sepulchre. Ziklag in ashes!
BALLY FOB THE FIGHT.
1 preach this sermon to-day because I want to
rally you, as David rallied his men, for the re
covery of the loved and the lost I want not
only to win heaven, but I want all this congre
gation to go along with me. I feel that some
bow I have a responsibility in your arriving at
that great city. I have on other Sabbaths
used other inducements. I mean, to-day, for
the sake of variety, boning to reach your heart
to try another kii.d of inducement. Do you
really want to join the companionship of your
d ones who have gone? Are you as anxious
to join them as David and his men were to join
their families? Then I am here, in the name
of God, to say that you may, and to tell you
I remark, in the flrst place, if you want to
join your loved ones in glory, you must travel
the way they went No sooner had the half
dead Egyptian been resuscitated than he point
ed the way the captors and the captives had
gone, and David and his men followed after.
So our Christian friends have gone into an
other country, and if we want to reach their
companionship we must take the same road.
They repented; we must repent They prayed;
we must pray. They trusted in Christ; we
must trust in Christ. They lived a religious
life; we must live a religious life. They were
in some things like ourselves. I know, now
that they are gone, there is a halo around their
names; but they had their faults. They said
and did things they ought never to have said or
done. They were sometimes rebellious; some
times cast down. They were far from being
perfect So I suppose that when we have gone
some things in us that are now only tolerable
may be almost resplendent But as they were
like us in deficiencies we ought to be like tbem
in taking a supernal Christ to make up for the
deficits. Had it not been for Jesus they would
have all perished: but Christ confronted them
and said: "I am the way," and they took it
A TROUBLED PATH.
I have also to say to you that the path that
these captives trod was a troubled path, and
that DaTid and his men had to go over the same
difficult way. While these captives were being
taken off, they said: "Oh, we are so tired; we
are so sick; we are so hungry!" But the
men who had charge of them said: "Stop this
crying. Goon!" David and his men also found
it a hard way. They had to tiavel it Our
friends have gone into glory, and it is through
much tribulation that we are to enter into
tbe kingdom. How our loved ones used to have
to struggle! how their old hearts acbedl how
sometimes they had a tussle for bread! In our
childhood we wondered why there were so
many wrinkles on their faces. We did not know
that what were called "crow's feet" on their
faces were the marks of the black raven of
trouble. Did you never hear the old people,
seated by the evening stand, talk over tneir
early trials, their hardships, the accidents, the
burials, the disappointments, the empty flour-
uarreiwnen mere were so many nungry ones to
feed, the sickness almost unto death, where the
next dose of morphine decided between ghastly
bereavement and an unbroken home circle?
Ob, yes! it was trouble that whitened their hair.
It was trouble that shook tbe cup
in their hands.It was trouble that washed
the lustre from theireyes with the rain of tears
until they needed spectacles. It was trouble
that made the cane a necessity for their jour
ney. Do you never remember seine your old
mother sitting, on some rainy day, looking out
of the window, her elbow on the window-sill,
her hand to her brow looking out not seeing
tbe falling shower at all (you well knew she
was looking into the distant past), until the
apron came up to her eyes, because the mem
ory was too much for her?
Oft the big, unbidden tear
Stealing down the farrowed cheek,
Told In eloquence sincere.
Tales of woe they could not speak.
But this scene ofweeplng o'er,
Past this scene of toll and pain,
They shall feci distress no more,
ever, never weep again. -s
"WHO ABE THESE
under the altar?" the question was asked; and
the response came: "These are they which
came out of great tribulation and have washed
tbeirrobes and made them white in the blood
of the Lamb." Our friends went by a path of
tears into glory. Be not surprised if we have
to travel the same pathway.
I remark, again, if we want to win the socie
ty of our friends in heaven, we will not only
nave to travel a path of faith and a path of
tribulation, but we will also have to positively
battle for their companionship. David and his
men never wanteu snarp swords and invulner
able shields and thick breastplates so much as
they wanted them on the day when they came
down upon the Amalekites. If they had lost
that battle they never would have got their
families back. I suppose that one glance at
their loved ones in cantivitv hurled them into
the battle with ten-fold courage and energy.
They said: "We must win it. Erervthing de
pends upon it. Let each one take a man
on point of spear or sword. We must win It"
And I have to tell you that between us and
coming into tbe companionship of our loved
ones who are departed there is an Austerlitz,
there is a Gettysburg, there Is a Waterloo.
War with the world, war with the flesh, war
with the devil. We have either to conquer our
LIUUU1C5, ui uur uuuuiea win conquer US.
David will either Slav the Amalekites. or the
Amalekites will slay David. Andyet is not the
fort to be taken worth all the pain, all the
peril, all the besiegementT Look! whoarethey
on the bright hills of heaven yonder? There
they are, those who sat at your own table, the
chair now vacant There they are, those whom
you rocked in infancy in the cradle, or hushed
to sleep in your arms. There they are. thoe in
whose life your life was bound up. There they
are, their brows more radiant than ever before
you saw them, their lips waiting for the kiss of
heavenly greeting, their cheeks roseate with the
their hands beckoning you up the steep, their
feet bounding with the mirth of heaven. The
pallor of their last sickness gone out of their
faces, never more to be sick, never more to
cough, never more to limp, never more to be
old, never more to weep. They are watching
from those heights to see if through Christ you
can take that fort, and whether you will rush
in upon them victors. They know that upon
this battle depends whether you will ever join
their society. Up! strike harder! Charge more
bravely! Remember that every inch you gain
puts you so much farther on toward that heav
If this morning while I speak you could hear
the cannonade of a foreign navy, coming
through the "Narrows," which was to despoil
our city, and if they really should succeed in
carrying our families away Irom us, how long
would we take before We resolved to go after
them? Every weapon, whether fresh from
Springfield or old and rusty in the garret, would
be brought out and we would urge on, and,
coming in front of the foe, we would look at
tbem, and then look at our families, and the
cry would be: "Victory or death !" and when
the ammunition was gone, we would take the.
captors on the point of the bavonet or under
the breech of the gun. If you would make
such a struggle for the getting back of vour
earthly friends, will you not make as much
struggle for the gaining of the eternal compan
ionship of your heavenly friends 7 Oh, yes I we
must join them. We must sit in their holy so
ciety. We must sing with tbem the song. We
must celebrate with them the triumph. Let it
never be told on earth or in heaven that David
and his men pushed out with braver hearts for
the getting back of their earthly friends for a
few years on earth than we to get our departed 1
You say that all this implies that our de
parted Christian friends are alive. Why, had
you any idea they were dead? They have only
moved. If you should go on tbe 2d of May to
a honse where one ot your friends lived, and
found him gone, you would not think that he
waii dead. You would inauire next door where
be had moved to. Our departed Christian
friends have only taken another house. The
secret is that they are richer now than they
once were, and can afford a better residence.
They once drank out of earthenware; they now
THE KING'S CHALICE.
"Joseph is yet alive," and Jacob wiU go up
and see him. Living? are theyT Why, if a man
can live in this damp, dark dungeon of earthly
captivity, can he not live where he breathes the
bracing; atmosphere of the mountains of
heavenf Oh, yes, they are living!
Do you think that Paul is as near dead now
as he was when he was living in tho Roman
dungeon? Do yon think that Frederick Robert
son, of Brighton, is as near dead now as he was
when, year after year, he slept seated on tho
floor, his head on the bottom of a chair, be
cause he could find ease In no other position?
Do vou think tnat Robert Hall is as near dead
now as when, on his couch, he tossed In physi
cal tortures? No. Death cave them the few
black drops that cured them. That Is all death
does to a Christian cures him. I know that
what I have said implies that they are living.
There is no question about that. The only
question this morning is whether yon will ever
But I must not forget those 200 men who
fainted by the brook Besor. They could not
take another step farther. Their feet were
sore; their heads ached: their entire nature was
exhausted. Besides that they were broken
hearted because their homes were gone. Ziklag
in ashes! And yet David, when he comes up to
them, divides the spoils among them. He says
tbey shall have some of the jewels, some of the
robes, some of the treasures. I look over this
audience this morning, and I find at least 200
who have fainted by the brook Besor the
brook of tears. You feel as if you could not
take another step farther, as though you could
never look up again. Bat I am going to imitate
David, and divide among you some glorious
trophies. Here is a robe: "All things work
together for good to those who love God."
Wrap yourself in that glorious promise. Here
is for your neck a string of pearls, made out of
crystallized tears: "Weeping may endure for
a night but joy cometh in the morning." Here
is a coronet: "Be thou faithful unto death,
ana I will give wee
"A CROWN OF LIFE."
O ye fainting ones by the brook Besor, dip
your blistered feet in tho running stream of
God's mercy. Bathe your brow at the wells of
salvation. Soothe your wounds with the bal
sam that exudes from trees of life. God will
not utterly cast you off, 0 broken-hearted man,
O broken-hearted woman, fainting by the
A shepherd- finds that his musical pipe is
bruised. He says: "I can't get any more music
out of this instrument: so I will just break it
and I will throw this Veed away. Then I will
get another reed, and I will play music on
that" But God says he will not cast you off
because all the music has gone out of yoursoul.
"The bruisedTeed he will not break." As tar
as I can tell the diagnosis of your disease, you
want Divine nursing, and it is promised you:
"As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I
comfort you." God will see you au tbe way
through, 6 troubled soul, and when you come
down to the Jordan of death, you will
find it to be as thin a brook as
Besor; for Robinson says that in
April, Besor dries up, and there is no brook at
all. And in your last moment you will be as
placid as the Kentuckian minister who went
up to God, saying, In the dyinghour: "Write to
my sister Kate and tell her not to be worried
and frightened about tbe story of the horrors
around tbe death-bed. Tell her there is not a
word of truth in it, for I am there now, and
Jesus is with me, and I find it a very happy
way; not because I am a good man, for I am
not; I am nothing but a poor, miserable sinner;
but I have an Almighty Saviour, and both of
his arms are around me."
May God Almighty, through the blood of the
everlasting covenant, bring us into the com
panionship of our loved ones who have already
entered the heavenly land and entered the
presence of Christ, whom, not having seen, we
love, and so David shall recover all, "and as his
Eart is that goeth down to the battle, so shall
Is part be that tarrieth by the stuff."
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Drug and Chemical Co., Boston, Mass. air
All Traveling Expenses Included.
The Second party of the season will leave
Philadelphia Monday, February II, 1889, for a
Grand Tour of 82 Days
THROUGH THE SOUTHERN STATES,
The outward route is via 'Wilmington, Bait!
more, Washington, Parkershurg, Cincinnati,
New Orleans, etc.
Tne entire round ot travel through th'e South
and Mexico to bo made in Special Train of
Magnificent Vesiibuled Pullman Palace Cars,
inclusive of Pullman Palace Dining Car. All
the leading cities and places of historic and
picturesque interest to be visited, including
Guadalajara and tbe City of Mexico (where
ten days will be passed). A Six Days' Trip over
the Mexican Railway. Also a Complete Bound
of California, with special trains returning
mrougu me grana scenic sections oi utan,
Colorado, etc The time in California to be ex
tended at pleasure, with soven different dates
of return under special escort. The tickets
also good on any train until July.
Grand Tour of 47 Days through the Southern
Slates and Mexico (omitting California)
March 11. '
California Excursions February 7, U and 25;
March 7 and 11.
Send for descriptive circulars, designat
ing theparticular tour desired.
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810 Broadway, Now York.
"Well Pleased Customers,
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We've had no let up in business, and don't mean to have. New Goods arriving daily, bought
from overstocked manufacturers, for spot cash, at our own prices. You'll get the full benefit
all this week. Every department crowded with bargains. Following are just a few samples:
550 pieces checked and striped nainsook, from 5c to 33c, they're worth from 8c to 50c
Thousands of yards of embroideries from lc a yard up to finest.
25 pieces 48-inch all-wool black henrietta cloth, that are worth 65c, your pick of the lot 50c a
23 pieces only, 48-inch extra fine black henrietta cloth, that usually seU at SI, we'll cut them
this week for 75c a yard.
A lot of 52-lnch habit cloth, to be laid out at 48c they'd be cheap enough at 65c
10 pieces only, Guinet's famed rich black $1 25 silks, this week only $1 a yard.
A lovely lot of dress satins, in beautiful dark shades, for 37c, regular price 75 a yard.
Iff for tie Wraps, They're Really Wonder
" 25 only, ladies' seal plush sacques, artistically cnt and finished, elegantly satin-lined and
four seal loops, that sold at 325, now tor $15 75.
Another very handsome lot, that sold at $35, have been marked to sell at $22 each.
And the ladies' beautifully fine seal plush sacques, that were $12 50, will all be laid out this
week at $27 50 each.
43 ladies' magnificent striped newmarkets, that all season sold for $18 50, now for $10 75.
About 30 ladies' plush wraps that caused such a sensation last week at $7 75, will be laid out
this morning; they're worth from $12 to $15.
And there's a few of the pretty newmarkets, In checks, stripes and plain colors, at So 50.
Come soon and secure them.
A Large Stock of Misses' and Children's Wraps at Away Down Pricss.
151 and 153 FEDERAL STREET, AIJkEGHENY..
YOU CAN'T MISS IT
IMMENSE BARGAIN SALE
A perfect surprise in good goods and low
prices to close them out. See bargain counters
every day except on Saturday. Here are a few
Men's R. R. edge, button and lace, at SI 75,
former price $3. Ladies' extra fine Kid Button
Shoes at $2, former price $2 50 and 83. Gents'
fine Calf Sewed Shoes at 2. Gents' fine Buff
Sewed Shoes at $1 SO. Good Working Shoes at
$1 to SI 5a Ladles' heavy Grain Button at 81.
Ladies' Glove Kid Slippers at 50c. Boys' heavy
Tap Sole Shoes at $1. Misses' Grain Button at
90c. Child's Grain Button at 75c
Every pair prime, good Shoes.
G. D. SIMEN,
78 OHIO STREET,
Cor. of Sandusky St., near Market
ALMOST GIVEN AWAY.
Overcoats, Suits, Ladies'
Cloaks, Boys' Clothing,
Hats and Trimmings.
HERE'S HOW WE DO IT.
TAKE THEM NOW FOR $10:
Overcoats or Suits marked $11
Overcoats or Suits marked $12.
Overcoats or Suits marked $13.
Overcoats or Suits marked $14.
TAKE THEM NOW FOR $12:
Overcoats or Suits marked $15.
Overcoats or Suits marked $16.
Overcoats or Suits marked $17.
Overcoats or Suits marked $18.
SMASHUP IN CLOAKS.
Striped Newmarkets, sold for S18, now 810.
Seal Plush Wraps, sold for S24,nowS14.
Seal Plush Sacques, sold for $30, now $18.
Prices slaughtered in all departments.
SALLER & CO.,
Corner Diamoni and Smithfield Streets.
A complete assortment of Optical Goods.
The best stock of Artificial Eyes. Spectacles
and Eye Glasses in gold, silver, steel, shell and
aluminum frames. Glasses and frames per
fectly adjusted at
KOBNBLUWS Optician Store,
ja!3-MTWTFSnwk No. 37 Fifth ave.
BALTIJIOKE AND OHIO KAILKOAD
Schedule in eflect November 29, 1S8S. For
Washington, D. C, -Baltimore and Philadelphia,
11:30 a.m.and10:H) p.m. For Washington, D.C,
and Baltimore, t7:00 a.m. For Cumlerland, t7:00,
11:30 a. m., and10:O p. m. For Connellsville.
t7:00 and 11:30 a. m., tl:0O, t4:00and IO:20p. m.
ForUnlontown,t7:0Q,tll:30a.m., tl:00and4:00 p.
p. ForMt. Pleasant, t7:00 and tll:30a. m tl:00
and ti:00 p. m. For Washington, Fa.. 7:30,
t9:30 a. m., 3:33, t5:30 and 'i:W p. m. For Wheel
ing, 7:30. t0:30a.m., '3:35, '8:30 p. m. ForCin
cinnatl and bt. Louis, 7 :30a. m 'Sp. m. For
Columbus, '7:30 a. m., '8:30 p. m. For Newark,
7:30, 19:30 a. m., '3:35, '8:30 p. m. For Chicago,
7:30, t9:30a. m 3:35 and '8:30 p. m. Trains ar
rive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and W ashlng
ton, 7:10 a. m. and '6:50 p. m. From Columbus,
Cincinnati and Chicago. '7:43 a.m. and "9:10 p.m.
From Wheellne, 7:45, 10:50a. m., t5:O0, 9:10 p,
ill. Through sleeping cars to Baltimore, Wash
ington and Cincinnati.
For Wheeling, Columbns and Cincinnati, 11:55
p m (Saturday only). Connellsville ac. at S3;30
Daily. tDailyexcept Sunday. SSunday only.
The Pittsburg Translcr Company will call for
and check baggage lrom hotels and residences
upon orders left at B. i, O. Ticket Office, corner
Fifth avenue and Wood street.
W. M. CLEMENTS, CHAS. O. SCULL,
General Manager. Gen. Pass. Agt.
PITTSBUKG AND CASTLE SHANNON K. K.
Co. Winter Time Table. On and after October
14, 1888, nntll further notice, trains will run as
follows on every day except Sunday, Eastern
standard time: Leaving Pittsbnrg-fl:l5 a. m.,
7:15a.m., 9:30a. m,, 11:30a.m., 1:40p.m., 3:40p.m.,
5:10 p. m. 6:30 p. in., 9:30 p. m., 11:30 p. m. Ar
lington 5:45 a. Hi., 6:30 a. m., 8:00 a. m.. 10:20 a.
m., 1:00 p. m., 2:40 p. m., 4:20 p. m., 5:50 p. m
7:15 p. m., 10:30 p. m. Sunday trains, leaving
Pittsburg 10 a. in., 12:50 p. m 2:30 p. m 5:10
p.m., 9:30 p. m. Arlington 9:10 a. m., 12 m.,
1:50 p. in., 4:20 p. m., 6:30 1 m.
JOHN JAHN. Supt.
tjittsburo ash westekn hailway
jl. Trains (uet'i stan'atlme)
Day Ex. Ak'n.Tol., Cl'n. Kane
Chicago Express (dally)
New Castle and Greenville Ex
Zellenople and Foxburg Ac.
9:20 a m
Through coach and sleeper to Chicago daily,
the Order of the Day, at
First Great Sale of Ois and finds
BROKEN SIZES ALMOST GIVEN AWAY
Among these Overcoats you will find prime quality Chinchillas
that were sold in season for $5i8, 20 and 25; also,-elegant English
Meltons, the regular prices of which ranged from 17 to 27;
further, fine French Kerseys that were intended to retail at $20, 22,
24 and 25; again, imported Wide Wales and Scotches that here
tofore were considered cheap at $22 and $24. All of these gorgeous
Overcoats, fully equal to custom work in every respect, have been
placed together on one counter, and any man can walk right in to
day, Monday, and take his choice for $9 65. These garments
are new and fresh, but being the last of the kind, we will close them
out at the insignificantly low price of $9 65 to-day, and to
day .only. To avoid mistakes, ask for the $9 65 counter, when
BOYS' FINE OVERCOATS
To-Day, Monday, Only,
Don't think the price is an indication of the quality of the
goods, for these Boys' Overcoats are worth double and treble the
price we sell them for $i 29. They are, to be frank, the remain
ders of various fine lines of Overcoats which before Christmas were
sold at $3, $3 50, $4, $4 50 and $5. Like the Men's so the Boys'
Overcoats have all been collected on one counter, and you can
come in any hour to-day, Monday, and take your choice for
only 1 29. Thereare all sizes among them and we can fit any boy
from 4 to 19 years old. This offer, however, is open for to day,
Monday, only. It won't do to wait and postpone, but you must
come to-day, if you want one. At this giving-away price of
$1 29 these coats will go like hot cakes. Ask the floor-walker to
show you to the $1 29 counter, when you come in, to avoid mistakes.
"WATCH OTTIR AJDS." & Thk
Dispatch this week and keep posted about our various Odd and End
Sales. Each morning we will surprise you with something new. '
Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street.
PENNSYLVANIA COMPANY'S LINES
December 21, 1833, Central Standard Time.
As follows from Union Station: For Chicago, 7:25
a. m., 12:20, 1:00, 7:45, 11:20 p. m.: Toledo, 7:25 a.
m., 12:20. 1:00 aD il 11:20 p m.; Crestline. 5:45a.m.;
Cleveland, 6:10, 7:25 a.m., 12:30 and 11:05 p. m.:
New Castle an (J Yonngstown, 7:05 a. m 12:20, 3:45
p. m.; JUeadvllle, Erie and Ashtabula, 7:05a. m
12:20 p. m.; NUes and Jamestown. 3:15p.m.;
Slasslllon. 4 :10 p. m. ; Wheeling and llellalre. 6:10
a. m., 12:50, 3:30 p. m.; Beaver Falls, 4:00, 5:05 p.
m.; Leetsdale, 5:30 a. in.
ALLEGHENY Rochester, 6:30 a. m.; Beaver
Falls, 8:15, 11:00 a.m.: Enon. 3:90 p. m.: Leets
dale, 10:00, 11:45 a. m., 2:C0, 4:30, 4:45, 5:30, 7:00, 9:00
p. m.: Conway, 10:30 p. m.
SUNDAY TKAINS-From Pittsburg For Chi
cago, 7:25 a. m., 12:20. 1:00, 7:45, 11:20 p. m.: Cleve
land. 11.05 p.m.; Toledo, 1230, l:CO and 11:20 p.
m.; Youncstown, 12:20 p. m.: Beaver Falls, 8:20
a. m. From Alleehenv lor Fair Oaks, 11:40 a. m.;
Leetsdale, 8:30 p. m.
TRAINS AUR1VE Union station from Chicago.
1:50, 6:00, 6:35a. m., 7:35 p.m.; Toledo. 1:50, 6:35
a.m., 7:35 p.m.. Crestline, 2:10 p.m.: Yonngs-
. 1 1 --.! A.,l- . ,.i t.t-. ,n.E ..
m.; Cleveland. 5:50 a. n:., 2:25, 7:15 p.m.; Wheel
ing and Bellalre, 9:00 a. m., 2:25, 7:45 p. m.; Erie
and Ashtabula, 1:25, 10:15 p.m.; Jlasslllon. 10:00
. ni.; Niles and Jamestown. 9:10 a.m.; Beaver
Falls, 7:30a. m.. 1:10 p. m.; Leetsdale, 10:10 p. m.
ARRIVE ALLEGHENY-From Enon, 8:00 a.
m.: Conway, 6:50; Rochester, 9:40 a. m.; Beaver
Ftlls, 7:10a. m., 6:40 p. m.: Leetsdale. 5:30, 6:15,
7:45 a. m.. 12:00, 1:45. 4:30. 6:30, 9:00 p. m.
SUNDAY TRAINS arrive Union station from
Chicago, 1:50, 6:00. 6:35 a. m.. 7:15 p. m.; Toledo.
1:50, 6:35 a. m.; Youngstown, 7:35 p. m.; Cleve
land, 5:50a. m.: leaver Falls. 3:25 p.m. Arrive
Allegheny from Fair Oaks. 8:55 a. m.: Leetsdale,
6.-05p. m. E. A. FORD, Gen'l Pass. At.
KB. TAYLOR. Gen'l Supt. JAJUES MCCREA,
Gen'l Manager, Pittsburg. Pa. nol7
PITTSBURG AND LAKE ERIK RAILROAD
COMPANY Schedule In effect January H
lsS9, Central time:
P. t L. K B. 1U DKPAKT For Cleveland, 525,
7:40 A. M., '1:20, 4:15, 9:30P. M. For Cincinnati,
Chicago and St. Louis, 5.-25 A. M., 'ISO, "9:30 F. M.
For Buffalo, 10:20 A. Jr.. 4:15 9:30 P. M. For Sala
manca, "7:40 a. 31., 1:20, 9:30 p. M. For Beaver
Falls, 5:25, "7:40, 10:20 A. 31., '1:20, 3:30, 4:15, 5:20,
9:30 P. M. For Chartiers, 5:25, '5:35, 6:50, 17:00,
7:15, 8:40, '9:ue, 9:25, 10:20 A. M.. 12:05, 12:45, 11:25,
1:45, 3:30, 4:45. '5:10. 5:20, 8:20, 10:30P. M.
AKRIVE From Cleveland, 5:30 A. 3r 1:00,
5:40, 8:0O P. f. From Cincinnati, Chicago and
St. Louis, '1:00, 8:O0P. M. From Banalo, 5:30 A.
M.. 1:00, 5:40 P. M. From Salamanca, 1:00, ":00
P. M. From Yonngstown, 5:30, 0:50, 9:20 A. 31.,
1:00, 5:40, .'8:00 p. M. From Beaver Falls, 5:J0,
6:50, 7:20,9:20 A. 31., 1:00, 1:35; 5:40, '3:00. P.M.
From Chartiers. 5:10, 5:22, 5:30, 16:42, '6:50, 7:08.
7:30. 8:30, 9:20; 10:10 A. 31., 12:00 noon, 12:30, 'UVi.
l:35T3:42, 4:00, 4:35, 5:00, 5:10, 5:40. "9:12?. M.
P., McK. & Y.K. R. DEPAKT ForNew Haven,
5 :40A. 31., 3:55 P. 31. For West Newton. 5:15 p. M.
For New Haven. 7:00 A 3f., Sundays, only.
Arrive From N ew Haven, 9:0o a. 31.. 3:05 p.
3T. From West Newton, 6:45, :W A. 3I.,5:OSr. M.
Dally.' Sundays only.
E. HOLBROOK, General Superintendent.
A. E. CLARK. General Passenger Agent.
City ticket office, 401 Smithfield street.
ALLEGHENY VALLEY RAILROAD
Trains leave Union Station (Eastern Standard
time): Kittannlng Ac.. o:aa a. m.; .Niagara jut.
tiir. n-.a a. m.. Unlton Ac. 10:10 a. m.: Valle
f'amn Ac :( Ti. m.! OH Citv and DuBois Ex.
pres,2:l p. in. ; Uulttn Ac.,3:00p.m. : Kittannlng
Ac, 4:00 p.m.; Braeburn Ex.,5a0p.in.; Kittann
lng Ac, 5:30 p.m.; Braeburn Ac, 6 :20p.m.: Hul
ton Ac, 7:50 p. m.; Buffalo Ex., dally,
8:50 p. m.; Hulton Ac. 9:45 n. m.: Braebnrn Ac,
ll:30i). m. Church trains Braebnrn, 12:40 p. m.
and 9:35 n. m. Pullman Sleeping cars between
PittOinrtr and Bnffalo. E. U. UTLE
e. A.; TJAVliJ MCCAUGO, Gen. Supt.
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD ON AND
after November 26, 1888, trains leave Union
Station, Pittsburg, as follows. Eastern Standard
MAIN LINE EASTWARD.
New York and Chicago Limited of Pullman Ve.
tlbule dally at 7:15 a. m.
Atlantic Express dally for tbe East, 3:00 a.m.
Mall train, dally.except Sunday, 6:55 a. m. Sun-
aay. man, :4ua. m.
Dav exnress daily a
ay express dally at S:0O a. m.
Mall exDress dallvat 1:00 o. m.
Philadelphia express dally atr4:30 p. m.
Eastern express dally at 7:15 p. m.
Fast Line dally at 9:U0 p. m.
Greensburg express 5:10 p. m. weekdays.
Derrv exnress 11:00 a. m. week davs.
All through trains connect at Jersey City
boats or BrooKIyn Anuex" ror Brooklyn,
avoiding donble ferriage and journey thr
Trains arrive at Union Station as follows:
Blall Train, dally w.... 8:20p.m.
Western Express, daily 7:45 s. m.
PaclUc Express, dally 12:45 p.m.
Chicago Limited Express, dally 8:30 p.m.
Fast Line, dally 11:55 p.m.
SOUTHWEST PENN RAILWAY.
For Unlontowu, 5:35 and 8:35 a. m. and 4:25 p.
m., without change of cars; 1.00 p.m., connect
lng at Greensburg. Trains arrive from Union
town at 9:45 a. m., 12:20, 6:15 and 8:20 p.m.
WEST PENNSYLVANIA DIVISION.
From FEDERAL ST. STATION, Allegheny City.
Mail train, connecting for Blatrsvllle... 6:45 a. m.
Express, for Elalrsvllle, connecting for
Butler Accom 8:20 a. m., 2:25 and 5:45 p. m.
Sprlngdale Accom 11:40 a. m. and 6:20 p. m.
Frecport Accom 4:00, 8:15 and 10:30 p. m.
On Sunday 12:50 and 9:30 p.m.
North Apollo Accom 10:50 a. m. and 5:00 p. m.
Allegheny Junction Accommodation.
connecting for Butler 8:20 a. m.
Blalrsvllle Accommodation 11:30p.m.
Trains arrive at FEDERAL STREET STATION
Express, connecting from Butler 10:35a. m.
Mall Train 2:35 p. m.
Butler Accom 9:25 a. m., 4:40 and 7:20 p. m.
Blalrsvllle Accommodation 9:52 p.m.
Freerort Accom. 7:40 a. in.. l:32,7:20andll:00p. m.
On Sunday 10:10a. m. and 7:00 p.m.
Springdale Accom 6:37a. m., and 3:02 p. m.
North Apollo Accom 8:40 a. m. and 5:40 p. m.
, MON ON G AHELA DIVISION.
Trains leave Union station. Pittsburg, as follows:
For Monongahela Citv, West Brownsville and
Unldntown, 11a. m. For Monongahela City and
West Brownsville, 7:05 and 11 a. m. and 4:40 p. ra.
On Sunday. 1:01 p. m. For Monongahela City, 5:40
p. m week davs.
Dravosburg Ac. week davs, 3:20 p. m.
West Elizabeth Accommodation, 8:50a.m., 2:00,
6:20 and 11:35 p. m. Sunday. 9:40 p. m.
Ticket offices Corner Fourth avenue and Try
street and Union station.
CHAS. E. PUOII, 3. K. WOOD,
General Manacer. Gen'l Pass'r Aeent.
PANHANDLE ROUTE NOV.12. 1883. UNIOX
station. Central Standard Time Leave for
Cincinnati and St. Louis, 7:30 a. m.. 8:00 and 11:13
p.m. Dennlson, 2:45 p.m. Columbus, and Chicago
12:05, 11:15 p. m. Wheeling, 7:30 a. m., 12:05,
6:10p.m. Steubenville, Sua. m. Washington.
6:55, 8:35a. in.. 1:SC 3:30, 4:55 p. m. Bulger. 10:10
a. m. Burgettstown, 5:25 p.m. Mansfield, 7:15,
8:35, 11:03 a. m., 1:55, 3:30, 4:55. 630, 8:35; 10:10, P.
m. aicuonaias, 4:1a, iu:u v. m.
From tbe West, i:sa, bsw, a. 1
Dennlaoi.. 9:35 a. m. Stenbei
. 3:03. S:1-n.
Stenbenvllle. 5:05 p. m.
Wneeung, linu, 8:-toa.m.. o:ua, asp.m. -nurgeiu
:lda.m. wasmngion, duo, jk
Washington, 6:55, 7:50, 0:55 a. m
:av a .-50 n. m. Mansfleld.5'5. 6:35. 7:50. 9:00 a. m
12:45 and 10:00 p. m. Bulger, 1:40p.m. McDonalds,
OMtio. m., v:wp. iu.
Sunday For Cincinnati and the West, 7:30 a.m
8:CO and 11:15 p. m. For Chicago, 11:15 p. m. Bur-
Eettstown, 11:35a. m. Mapsdeld, 8:35 p. m. Me
lonalds, 4:15. 10:00 p.m. From the West, 1:50, 6:08
a. m. and 5:55 p.m. Burgettstown, 9 .-18 a. m. Mc
Donalds, 6:35, Ml p. m. Mansfield, 6:20 p. m.
E. A. FORD, Gen'l Passenger Agent: JA3. Mo.
CREA, Gen'l Manager, Pittsburg, Pa.; J. f,
MILLER, Gen'l Sap Columbus. 0.