Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 04, 1889, Page 5, Image 5

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That Dave Been Served By the
Caterer ot the Inaugural Ball.
A 'Good Storj About a Southern Senator
Who is ot Hicli.
rconnEsroxD-cE or toe Disr-ATcn.i
Washington, February 3. Mr. George
C. Boldt, who has been selected by the In
augural Committee to serve the supper at
the inaugural ball, was in town the other
day making arrangements for his tasK, which
is simply a herculean one. He may have to
serve supper for 5,000 people, and perhaps
for 15.000 people. The difficulties of his
undertaking are self-evident. Mr. Boldt
has made name and fame as the proprietor
of the Hotel Bellcvue, in Philadelphia,
where, for the past six years, the dinners of
the Clover Club have been held. He is to
Philadelphia what Deltnonico is to Ncw
York, and the Inaugural Committee feel
that the feast end of the great quadrennial
ball could not have been placed in better
Some of the most unique and brilliant
dinners ever given In this or any other
country have been given at the quiet and
petite Hotel Bellevue. Boldt is an artist
as well as an epicure, and he haB developed
some exquisite artistic and material ef
fects. "Perhaps the costliest dinner I ever
served," he said to me, "was the one given
to Franklin B. Gowan, in February, 1882,
by the railroad presidents of if ew York and
Philadelphia. 3Ir. Gowan was then the
President of the Heading Railroad. Mr.
"W. H. Tanderbilt was one of the 30 guests,
I remember. The name of Mr. Gowan,
lormed of Jacqueminot rosebuds, appeared
on the wall of the room in letters 10 inches
high. Ked-birds were served which had
been kept on ice for ten months, and the
Roman punch was brought to the table in the
tenders of miniature railway trains, ond of
which was placed before each guest. The
tiny trains were set upon steel rails, and the
engine and cars bore the initials of the
Beading Railroad. The dinner cost $50 a
"In that same year Mr. Clarence Lewis
gave a dinner in honor of Miss Agnes Rob
erts, the niece of the President of the Penn
sylvania Railroad. A dozen of the season's
debutantes were present, and I was bidden
to produce some quietly startling effects.
This is what I did: The dinner was seved
in a corner of the larce ballroom. The table
was snrrounded by Japanese screens six
feet high. The center ornament of the table
was an enormous ball of violets. The mo
ment the Sevris coffee-cups were placed on
the table a spring was touched. The ball
of violets fell apart, exposing a great bunch
of La France roses a ball favor to the
guest of honor. In another moment the
screens were whisked away; a score of cages
containing chirping canary birds were
seen hanging from the ceiling; music came
from a hidden orchestra, and the ballroom
was at the disposal of the dancers. All of
this was brought about in an instant. The
effect was charming and the guests were de
lighted. "What had been a cozy diniugroom
a moment before was changed into a large
ballroom without the slightest confusion or
noise. The accomplishment of this was a
bit theatric, perhaps, but it was very effec
tive. "In October. 1881, Mr. Clarence H. Moore
gave a dinner of 15 covers to Mrs. Richard
son, of London, formerly of Philadelphia.
The table was strewn w ith antumn leaves
and chestnut burrs. A different set of
elaborately decorated plates was lurnished
for each course and each plate was an art
study. The favors for the ladies were solid
silver card cases with the monogram of the
recipient engraved on one side and the menu
and date on the other. Jeweled scarf pins
were given to the men. The dinner cost
over S100 for each person.
"Mr. Rodman "Wanamaker, in October.
1888, gave an ante-wedaing dinner to 18
men. The table was set in a grape arbor in
the middle of the largest room in the hotel.
Two hundred and fifty pounds of grapes
were suspended from natural vines. The
apartment was illuminated by hundreds of
tiny fairy lamps. There was no other light
in the room. Large trees were placed
against the wall of the room as though
growing there. Graveled, serpentine walks,
strewed with leaves, led from the central ar
bor throughout the room. Miniature sum
mer houses abounded, and in another arbor
the orchestra was concealed. The result was
perfect. All the effect of a dinner in a pri
vate vineyard was produced.
Mr. Boldt has given several "Greek"
dinners. The prandial customs of the an
cients are followed as closely as comfort and
convenience will permit. The room is hung
with garlands and over the table wreaths
and garlands are carelessly thrown. Rugs
are hung on the walls. Silver tankards take
the place of glasses. The men must wear a
laurel wreath and a muslin robe. A boar's
head cdorns the center of the table. Roast
kid, served whole, is one of the features,
and dates and powdered nuts form the de
sert. The menu is printed in Greek as well
as English.
Silk and plush table decoration was first
introduced in this country by Mr. Boldt. In
referring to dressing a table, he said:
"I look upon the table as Worth looks
upon his subject. I throw a lot of silk or
other material on it, adjust or crease it until
I am satisfied. I pin a bit of ribbon at one
point, a silken bow at another; throw a
flower here, a leaf there until an artistic and
happy result is attained. I sit up nights
striving for new ideas."
Mr. Boldt's collection of china is a very
rare and valuable one. The most notable
portion of it is the "Crown Head" set of
dinner plates. It was painted on his order
by Dessard at the Royal Sevres factory,
Paris. Each of the 18 plates contains a
perfect portrait of a king, queen, prince or
princess, and the cost of each plate was the
modest sum of ?S7. They have been used
on but four occasions. The first was the
Moore dinner; second, the "Wanamaker en
tertainment; third, a luncheon given to
Mrs. "W. "W. Astor, and fourth, for the
luncheon given by Mr. George "W. Childs
to Mrs. Cleveland while she was in Phila
delphia attending the Constitutional Cen
tennial Celebration. They are works of art,
and the envy of every lover of ceramics.
The Southern members of Congress are
notably poor. All of them, to be sure, are
not guilty of that greatest of faults (as it is
regarded in Washington), but it is the rule
rather than the exception. A story is told
of a well-known Senator from a Southern
State which is based on this peculiarity.
The Senator was poor so poor that he found
great difficulty getting through his canvass.
In his extremity he did not hesitate to bor
row a few hundred dollars here and there,
probably consoling his conscience with the
thought that he was going to Congress not
so much for his own good as for the good
of the State and her people. One of the
constituents of whom he solicited and ob
tained a small loan was a farmer not over
burdened with this world's goods himself.
Of him the Senator obtained $200. He did
not think of repaying it and the lender did
not think of asking tor it.
One day, a year or more after the election,
the farmer's wife found that the store of
money was running low. The crops had
been Lad and the expenses of the lamily
heavy. She suggested to her husband that
be apply to Senator for the little loan
made at the time of the election. The far
mer wrote but he received no reply. He
wrote again and received a, short note telling
him that the Senator was so engrossed with
public duties that he could not attend to the
matter immediately. At length, becoming
a little aggravated and being moved to ac
tion by the urging of his wife, he determined
to come to Washington. He came, and
shortly after his coming he called upon the
Senator. He was received in the most ef
fusive manner. The Senator was delighted
to see his old friend. Other Senators were
passing through the corridors of the Capitol
at the time thev met. The Senator 3topped
them. "You must know my old friend,"
he said to them and introduced them to him,
one after another. The next day he took
his friend to see the President; took him
through the Departments and showed him
the most profuse, though inexpensive, at
tention. It was four days after his depart
ure for the Capitol that the farmer returned
to his home. His wife greeted him with
open arm. "Did you see Senator ?"
she asked.
"See him?" said the husband. "See him?
Whv, he took me all over Washington. He
is the finest man in the country. He took
me up to the White House, wife, and in
troduced me to President Cleveland. He
took me everywhere."
The eulogy continued for a long time.
When it was concluded, the wife said:
"But, John, did you get the 200?"
The question seemed to embarrass her hus
band a little. "To tell you the truth.'Man
dy," he said, "I didn't. To tell you the
truth, I loaned the Senator another 5200."
Colonel Bill Morrison tells a good story
at his own expense. He has a red-haired
brother living in Illinois whoso custom it
is, when occasion serves, to take his gun
and go in pursuit of the wary duck. While
he and a companion were on an excursion
thev were noticed bv two Germans. One
of them said to the other: "You see dot fel
low? Dot's Bill Morrison's brother."
"Ish dot so?" said the other, and he re
garded Mr. Morrison with some interest.
In a few minutes a duck flew up and both
of the sportsmen shot at it It fell and Mr.
Morrison said that he had shot it about
eight feet from the ground and that it had
been killed bv his bullet. His companion
insisted that it was his shot that had brought
down the game and that it was 30 feet from
the ground when it was hit. After a few
minutes of argument, they started after the
duck and as they returned Mr. Morrison
had it in his hand. But he still argued in
a rather violent manner that the duck was
but eight from the ground when it was shot
and that his bullet had brought it down.
The second German thereupon spoke to the
first. "You say dot's Bill Morrison's
bruder?" he aske'd.
"Yes, dot's him," was the replv.
"Xo, it isn't," said the other. "If dot
was Bill Morrison's bruder he don't give a
tarn whether dot duck been tree feet or tirty
feet from de ground so long he got de
Not long ago the Hon. Matthew Stanley
Quay started for Florida. Before his depart
ure he gave the two press associations a
formal notification that he would oppose the
appointment to office of any one who ap
plied to him for an indorsement before
March 4. The reason for the announcement
is lo be found in the enormous proportions
that Senator Quay's mail was begluning to
assume before he went away. He was re
ceiving at the time he left Washington
about 100 letters a day, written by office
seekers. They came from every part of the
Union. He received one from Oregon the
day before his departure addressed to "The
Hon. Senator Colonel Matthew Quay, Esq."
It was written by an entire stranger. That
capped the climax. He issned his pronun
ciamento on that. His mail has not sensi
bly diminished, but his announcement will
give him excellent excuse hereafter for get
ting rid of bores and those to whom he owes
nothing, and will not prevent him attend
ing to his friends. O'Bbien-Bain.
Impressive Services in Commemoration of
a Life Tlint YVn Lovely and Klch In
Worlliv Promlnc.
Grace Episcopal Church, Mount Wash
ington, was filled in pew and aisle yesterday
afternoon by friends come to pay the last
token of respect over the mortal remains of
Miss Edith K. Ferguson, the artist. The
casket was almost hidden beneath a wealth of
the flowers her pencil had been wont to portray
so faithtnlly. In a few touching words the
rector, Rev. R. J. Coster, paid rich tribute to
the young life whose large attainment and
greater promise, artistic, literary, womanly,
makes Its untimely end all the sadder. Equally
touching was the beautiful hymn, "Rock
of Ages," as sung by Miss Belle
Tomer, Mrs. C. II. Humbert, Messrs.
F. J. Bnssman, E. H. Dermitt and W. A. Mc
Cutchcon, accompanied by the organist, Mr.
Melville Stunt. Mrs. Humbert also sang a
pathetic solo selection. The pall bearers were
Messrs. John Hammer, II. S. Stevenson, E. W.
and A. Y. Smith, Chris Metsinger and C. W.
Scovel. After the impressive services were
concluded, the family and immediate friends
followed their beloved dead to her filial resting
place in Allegheny Cemetery.
Thu descended the curtain upon a life
drama which, though so brief, was of more
than ordinary interest
Edith Ferguson was not one to hide her tal
ents In a napkin. Thouch her true, womanlr
heart was
thoroughly responsive to the love
and comfort of the home circle, her earnest na
ture early impelled her to devote herself to a
serious life work in the art for which nature
had so richly endowed her. After graduating
with highest honors at the Pittsburg School of
Design, she spent some three years at the En
ropean art centers, making a special study of
Spanish life and art in Seville. Returning to
Pittsburg, she entered upon an active profess
sionallifc, wbi:h, in spite of her modest and re
tiring disposition, had already won high
meed of success. She soon was chosen
for the faculty of her alma mater
the School of Design, and the pretty little
studio she built by her MC Washington home
becaino well known in widening circles
as a source of dainty, artistic crea
tions. Her special talent was for illustra
tion in water color; editions de luxe of
choice poems may be found in some of Pitts-
Durg s most luxurious parlors attesting tho
originality of design, the skill in execution and
the rare poetic appreciation she brought to this
uraucii ui an.
Nor were Miss Ferguson's talents confined to
pictorial art alone; she could drop the pencil
and wield the pen instead, with uncommon
skill. Under the nom de plume of
"Edna Fletcher" she has from time to
time contributed to The Dispatch bright,
thoughtful letters upon life and nature as seen
in her artistic rambungs, besides an occasional
modest bit of verse with the true ring in it.
These special talents, through which Edith
Ferguson touched the world at large, were set
in the pure gold of a nobly rounded character
and enhanced by many graces of mind and
heart, which she freely devoted to those who
knew her best and who mourn her most.
Until May 1, 1SS9.
A handsome half-life-size crayon portrait",
in a beautiful gold, bronze, oak or silver
frame, all complete, for $5. Also, our fine
$2 cab. for SI SO per doz.; our fine S3 cab
for ?2 per doz.; our fine 55 cab. for $2 50
per doz., and a large family group picture
S3, at "The Elite Gallery," 616 Market St.,
Pittsburg, Pa. Mihsu
"After, stock taking bargains" in every
uepariuiem sueires kj oe Cleared to make
room for our large spring importations, and
prices to do it to-day. Boggs & Buhl.
Guipure lace curtains, white and col
ored, stripes and small figures, reduced
from S10 to $5 per pair.
aiwrsu Hcgus & Hacke.
To-day 10,000 yards double width dress
goods, suitings, imported Scotch suitings, at
25c all 50c values 25c.
Boggs & Buhl.
Special Notice. Some handsome de
signs in novelty costume patterns just ar
rived. Huous & Hacke.
B. & B.
New advance stvles India silks to-day,
50, CO, 75c, SI, SI 25, SI 40. Styles of "In
diasV that are exclusive and distinctive.
Boggs & Buhl.
The Strange Career and Remarkable
Inventions of a Convict
Whose Ingenuity Enabled Him to Escape
Many Times Prom Jail,
Whether Mr. Gerry's bill to provide
death-dealing electrical apparatus for the
State prisons passes or fails, Warden Dur
ston, of Auburn need not fear that he will
be left without means of executing con
demned criminals in accordance with the
law which took effect on January 1. He
has in his custody an inventor whose re
sources and talents will surely relieve him
from any anxiety on that score.
Clarence F. Tiear, who rejoices in the
occasional possession of several other names,
and a physique so diminutive as to permit
of his crawling through a very small hole,
has been for a quarter of a century astonish
ing prison officials with practical inventions
and ingenious escapes. His last claim to
celebrity comej under the former head, and
is founded upon an electrical medical and
surgical cabinet which has just been placed
in the prison hospital. Dr. Sawyer, the
physician of the institution, pronounces it
a valuable apparatus, and says it is com
plete in every respect. The entire outfit is
of the finest workmanship, and is contained
in a polished walnut cabinet. One of the
appurtenances is a gastroscope, with an
electric light for internal examinations.
There is also a laryngoscope and a cautery
handle, besides numerous other devices
useful iu the multiplicity of medical opera
tions now carried on by the aid of electricity.
Batteries for galvanic and faradic currents,
or both sombined, are provided, and the
black walnut case is really an example of
multum in parvo. It would not be sur
prising to hear that Tiear had designs for an
electrical chair which would meet approval.
The reason for the free sway that is given
to the little convict's invention by the
prison authorities is found in his propensity
for escaping when he has nothing else to do.
He has been known to resign a steady job
in the machine shops of the departed con
tract system for a precarious existence out
side, but as a general rule it has been en
forced idleness which has driven him out to
seek employment Such is the desire for
his company, however, that he has an apart
ment near the headquarters of the guard,
and receives every attention from his
guardians. His mind is diverted in various
ways from the thought that a small hole
drilled out of an iron door, a few keys, a
ladder, and a rope might be the means of
carrying him to other menus.
Mr. Tiear's character is not devoid of
humor. It is related of him that on one oc
casion he made a midnight tour through
portions of Wayne and Oswego counties
with a load of recently acquired furniture,
which he distributed piecemeal at stated in
tervals. The horses and wagon, also fresh
acquisitions, were disposed ot to confiding
It wns in 1862 that Tiear, as a boy of 12
years, entered the Western House of Kefuge
at Rochester. He is not much bigger now
than he was when he attained distinction
among the bad boys of Clyde. The Eefuge
lite was not to his liking, and, observing
that the dinners of the workmen employed
in the erection of a new buildings were
brought in, he one day picked up a dinner
pail and walked out with the free children
after the dinner hour. Ilis father brought
him back a week afterward. The youthful
Jack Shepard "hid out" several times, but
did not get away until regularly discharged
on July 29, 1804. He returned within a
year under sentence for larceny, and be
haved so well that his father, upon remov
ing to Iowa two years later, secured his re
lease. A few months later he forsook the
Western farm, and shortly appeared at
Monroe County Penitentiary under -sentence
of three years for robbing freight cars.
Being occasionally sent on errands to a cel
lar commuicatingVith an outer court yard.
he improved the opportunity given to file
off the lock. Donning a workman's over
alls and throwing an iron pulley on his
shoulder, he represented himseif as a work
man from a citv machine shop.
Me walked to Kochester with a prison
foreman who happened to be going the same
way. When they separated he threw the
pulley away. Six months later, in Novem
ber, 1868, Oswego county sent him to the
Eeluge under the name of Charles Keith.
He had risen to the dignity of a store bur
glar. Recognition by a fellow prisoner led
to his serving out his unfinished term in the
penitentiary. Then he returned to the
village of Mexico, robbed the same store,
was arrested, and again entered Oswego
jail. He escaped, was recaptured, and
would have escaped the second time but for
timely discovery. Then he set the jail on
fire, and tried to run out during the confu
sion. The jailor's wife, for whom he was
only a good-sized handful, niade this at
tempt a failure. A fourth trial proved suc
cessful, and "Slippery Charley" returned to
business outside.
Tiear was always as successful in getting
into jail as in getting out, and was next ar
rested in Lockport for stealing a horse in
Buffalo. On account of his vouth and ap
parent innocence ho got off with n light sen-
icuuc iu iuc xjuu vrvuiuv .iremicnuary.
There he broke out of his cell and assaulted
a watchman. He was sentenced to five
years in Auburn for this, but parted com
pany with the Sheriffat Cauandaigua, leav
ing that officer without ceremony. Trans
ferring his attentions to Cayuga county
horseflesh, he was lodged in the Auburn
jail, from which he made two ineffectual at
tempts to escape. In March, 1880, Judge
Day sentenced him to ten years in Auburn
prison, which he is engaged in serving.
In November, 1882, Tiear drilled a square
plate out of his cell door in the north wing,
and was found at midnight picking the
lock of the messroom door in the south
wing. The lock was "mixed," and it was
necessary to cut it off before breakfast was
served. Principal Keeper Boyle, who has
great confidence in Tiear's abilityjgave him
the lock, and the convict finished the pick
ing operation in a twinkling.
On February 16, 1884, Tiear achieved his
greatest feat in escaping, although three
days elapsed before he lett the prison. He
got a year of liberty by it. Committingsome
offense which would insure his confinement
in the "jail," he was searched for tools and
then left in solitary confinement. The jail
is visited only at long intervals by the
guards and by waiters with bread and
water. Although stripped and put into a
frush suit of clothes, Tiear managed to
secrete saws upon his person. By the second
night he had a hole in his door big enough
to let him out into the corridor.
When the cnards came in to look at him
he hid in a corner and stole out behind
them. By the time they had reached his
cell be had a good start down the prison
yard. Badly aimed shots were firea, and
one benumbed his right arm. Placing a
jaaaer against ine wan ne ma. The wall
was double guarded, but after the first night
the guard was withdrawn. Tiear said after
ward that his injured arm prevented his go
ing over until three nights after. The lad
der again against the wall and a rope on the
outside showed the officers how he had
fooled them. Prior to leaving Tiear robbed
a prison contractor's office and safe, and
stole a suit of clothing left hanging in a
shop by a foreman.
After this Tiear found employment among
the skilled machinists of the Remington
Works at Ilion. When he left Ilion he
took with him a friend's wife and enough
furniture no begin housekeeping in Syracuse.
In February, 1884, a Syracuse detective
recognizefl him and chased him. Tiear and
the detective exchanged .shots, but the little
Jack Sbeppard was at last run down in
Senator Hiscock's grounds.
On June 22, 1887, Tiear "stowed away."
Double guards patrolled the yard and walls
for three nights. The inclosure was indus
triously searched for two days. On the
third day (Sunday) the entire force of offi
cers had jnst been detailed for what is
known as the "general search," when Tiear,
dusty, thirsty and hungry, rapped at the
door of the keeper's hail. He said he knew
he would be found, and didn't want to
cause any more trouble. He was gladly
welcomed, but was sent to the jail just the
same. He is still inside, and when his sen
tence expires officers who have warrants for
him will meet him at the prison gate.
Among Tiear's inventions is a combina
tion lock which he defies anyone to pick,
and which he couldn't pick himself without
the combination; an electrical burglar
alarm, which he knows how to circumvent,
and a delicate instrument, for examination
of cases of heart disease. iVTeto York Sun.
A Now Beaver Briilce.
Beaver Falls, February 3. A compa
ny has been formed here and application
made for a charter to build a bridge across
the Beaver river, extending from the foot of
Tenth street to a point northwest of New
Brighton. The structure will be of iron,
three spans, and will be 750 feet long, and
to cost not less than S40.000. The survey
has been made and work will be commenced
when the weather permits. This will con
nect Beaver Falls with roads leading to
New Castle and other towns in that direc
tion. Barry's TRicornEROus eradicates
scurff and dandruff, cures diseases of the
scalp and hair.
n. tB.
45-inch embroidered skirtings at half
price to-day, 35 cents and 50 cents. Forty
five inches wide nt these low prices to-day.
Boggs &Buul.
Church. Wilkinsbuig, on Tuesday evening,
January 8, 1889, by the Rev. J. Franklin Core,
assisted by Dr. C. W. Smith, Jas. A. WILSON
and Miss Margaret J. Hamnett, both of
Wilkinsburg. 2
BROWN On Sunday, February
3. 1889. at
A. il, Robert Brown, aged 32
Funeral services at his la'te residence. Key
stone streot. Eighteenth ward, on Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the fam
ily are respectfully invited to attend.
BODER At tho parents' residence, 61 Race
street, Allegheny, on Sunday, Februarv 3, lfcS9,
at 820 p. m., Maria A., daughter of F. J. and
S. A. Boder, aged 31 years, 8 months, 16 days.
Notice of funeral hereafter. 2
BURNS On Saturday, Februarys, at 8 A. if.,
Sarah Burns, relict of thelato John Burns,
Shaler township, aged 76 years.
Funeral will take place from her late resi
dence, Mlllvale borough, Monday, February 4,
at 2 o'clock. Funeral services will bo held one
hour ealier. Friends of the family are respect
fully invited to attend. 2
CULBERTSON On Saturday, February 2,
1SS9, at 4 o'clock p. M.. Emily C. widow of tho
late Albert Culbertson, in the 65th year of her
Funeral services at her late residence, 166
Sheffield street, Allegheny City, Tuesday,
February 5, at 2 P. M. Interment private at a
later hour. '2
DE HAVEN On Friday morning, February
1. 1889. of pneumonia. Miss Alice De Haven.
sister of the late Harmon and David De Haven.
Funeral services at the residence of James
M. De Haven, Shaler township, Allegheny
county, Pa., on Monday horning, February
4, at 10.80 o'clock. Interment private.
GAIL At 67 Cedar avenue, Allegheny, on
Sunday, February 3, 18S9, at 8:40 P. M Albert
Gail, agent for Gail & Ax, of Baltimore, Md.,
in the 23th year of his age.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
GIliLlLAND Suddenlv, on Saturday, Feb
ruary 2, 18S9, at 4 P. it, JOHN GiLLlLAND, aged
65 years.
Funeral on Monday, February 4, 1889, at 2 p.
21., from the residenco of J. P. AVillock. Mifflin
township, near Willock's station, on B. A O. R.
R., Wheeling division. Carriages will leave
Bemmelrock Bros.' undertaking rooms at 10:30
A. if., No. 1720 Carson street, Southside, Pitts
burg. Friends are invited.
HOLMAN On Sunday, February 3, 18S9, at
2:15 A. Jr., at the residence of his parents, V.
A. and E. L. Holman, California avenue, Alle
gheny, Evebett Whitehouse, agcd5 years
and 6 months.
Funeral sorvices at the residence Monday,
February 4, at 7:45 p. M. Friends of the family
are respectfully Invited to attend. Interment
HERRON Snddenly, on Sunday morninp,
February 3, 1S89, David R. Herron, aged 61
Funeral services at tho residence of his
brother, R. G. Herron, No. 68 Center avenue,
on this (Monday) afternoon at 230 o'clock.
Interment private.
IVES On Sunday morning, February 3, 1SSD,
Levi S. Ives, aged 56 years.
Funeral services at bis late residence. No 274
Sandusky street, Allegheny City, on Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock. InternTent private.
KING On Saturday, February 2, 1839, at
12:05 r. M., at his residence, 248 Bedford avenue,
Robert Kino, fn his 81st year.
Funeral services at Third U. P. Church. Dia
mond street, 130 p. si., on Monday, February
4. Friends of the family are respectfully in
vited to attend. 2
KOERNER Sunday morning, February 3,
at 620 o'clock, Mary Elizabeth, beloved
wife of WilliauvH. Kocrner, In her S9th year.
Funeral services at her late residence. No. 72
KIrkpatrick avenue, Allegheny, on Tuesday,
February 5, at 2 o'clock P. M. Interment pri
vate at later hour. 2
McGLENN Saturday, February 2, at C
o'clock A. M, Mrs. Jane McGlenn, aged 74
Fnneral services at 2X0 o'clock Monday,
February 4, at the residence of her brother, D.
K. Reynolds, 132 Sandusky street, Allegheny.
Friends of the family are respectfully invited
to attend. 2
McKELVY Friday at noon, February 1,
1SS9, Frances Graham, wife of W. M. Mc
Kelvy. Funeral services on Monday morning,
February 4, at 10 o'clock, at the residence of
her husband, 261 Ridge avenue, Allegheny City.
Interment private. D
McCAFFERY On Friday. February 1. 18S9,
at 11 a. m., Thomas F. McCaffery, in the
36th year of his age.
Funeral will take place from the residenco of
his mother, No. 9 Wilson street, on Monday
at 830. Mass at St. Paul's Cathedral at 9 A. M.
Friends of tho family are respectfully invited
to attend. 3
RUSSELL At Sharon, Pa., on Saturday
afternoon, February 2, 18S9, James Russell,
SB,, in tho G9th jjar of his age.
Funeral services from St. John's Episcopal
Churcb.TrESDAY afternoon, at 2 o'clock. 2
SMITH-At Wilkinsburg, Pa., on Sabbath,
February 3, 18S9, at 8 a. m., Dr. Wm. J. Smith,
formerly of the West End, Pittburc, Pa., in
his 77th year.
Funeral services will bo held at his late resi
dence, Franklin street, Wilkinsburg, on Tues
day, February 5, at 2 p. m.
(Successors to Meyer, Arnold fc Co.. Lim.,)
Office and residence, 1131 Penn avenue. Tel.
ephone connection. mylO-h53-MWF
John L. Trexlkr. Paul Baukb.
Undertakers and Embalmers, Livery and Sale
Stable. No. 378 and 380 Beaver are. Branch
office, 679 Preble ave., Allegheny City.
Telephone 311G.
fllnnfiAHH Tllia vn. A Ta
A. M. cC J. B. MUIinOCll,
Mn eauxiitiJiLiii sr.
Telephone 4Z3.
Including all the f anoy varieties-Carnations,
Lily of the Valley, Maidenhair Fern, etc.
Prfces always consistent with quality..
Telephone 239. 08 SinTHrrELD St.
ASSETS - . S9JD7L69633.
Insurance Co. of North America.
Losses adjusted and paid by WILLIAM L
JONES. 81 Fourth avenue. Ja20-s2-D
About Feb. 1 We WiU Remove to
On account of removal we will offer our en
tire stock of. Silver Plated Ware, Clocks,
Bronzes, Statuary. Onyx Top Tables. Brass Cab
inets, Piano Lamps and Choice Art Goods at a
Great Reduction in Price.
S-This will be a rare opportunity to pur
chase tine goods at a very low price.
We have just finished stock-taking, and a
great many bargains are offered in Trimmings
of every kind by the yard, in black and colors,
in bead, cord, silk and tinsel goods, as well as
in waist trimming sets, panels, ornaments, etc.;
fur trimmines, muffs, boas, etc., all at greatly
reduced prices.
This is the best time in tho year to buy Jet
and Fancy Bead and Tinsel Trimmings. Give
the Trimming Department a visit. And don't
forget that we have a full lino of
Several customers have told us lately that
they did not know we kept linings. Of course,
you know wo have braids, bindings, books and
eyes, tapes, pins, needles, dress shields, casings,
whalebones, dress extenders, etc, etc
A lot of Pearl Buttons, first quality, worth
SI 50 a gross, at SI a gross, put out on the coun
ter. On the Corset counter there is a number of
Bargains in Ladies' Corsets. You will know
more about them if you come to tho depart
ment. A few
at very large reductions from original prices.
We commence opening on FRIDAY, February
Now Embroideries, New Laces,
New Handkerchiefs,
New Hosiery,
New Fancy Baskets,
New Drapery Silks, etc., etc.
As we need room the balance of
our Fur Stock will be sold at al
most give-away prices.
Use "Peerless Brand"
Selected andpacked with cleanliness andcare by
They are the BojI. Ask your Grocer for them.
JLl route to London and the Continent.
Express Steamer bervico twice a week from
New York tq Southampton (London, Havre),
Ss.Saale Jan.30. 530 A.M. I Ss. Fnlda.Fob.9, 1 P.M.
Ss. Ems..Feb.2,7A. M. Ss.Lihn.Fcb.13. 3p.m.
Ss. Travo Feb. 6. 10 A.M. Ss. Elbo.Feb.16.8 A. M.
First Cabiu, Winter rates, from S75 upward.
MAX SCHAMBERQ fc CO., Agents, PrttS
burp, Pa.
OKLUICHS & CO., 2 Bowling Green. New
York City. Ja29-71-D
United States lUnil Steamers.
Calling at Movllle (Londonderry.
Cabin passage to Glasgow, Liverpool or London
derry, Sti and $53. Excursion. (90 and 100,
Second-class, fJO. Steerage, po.
Mediterranean Service, btcamshlps at regular
intervals from
Cabin l'aisase. 80 and ?100. Third-class, ?30. Drafts
on Great llritaln, Ireland or Italy, and letters of
credit at favorable rates.
York, or J. J. McCOUMIUK. Fourth and Smith
Held: A. D. bCOHEKffi SON, 415 Smitlllleld St..
l'ltUburs; WILLIAM bEMl'LE, Jr., Ib5 federal
st., Allegheny. qoS-lSG-uwF
Attractive Bargains in Seasonable Goods This Week.
, Dress Goods Fifty pieces Tricots, solid colors and mixtures, to be cleared at i2jc. Special bargains in Tricots and Habit Cloth
at 25c and 31c. Very superior finished Cloth Suitings at 37jc. Colored Cashmeres and Henriettas, 46 inches wide, at 50c, down from
75c. All our 75c fancy imported Dress Goods now 50c to clear. Broadcloths now 90c, were $1 25, finer,, qualities at $1 25 and $1 50.
New spring Dre ssGoods open to-day, five cases, handsome qualities and new designs; first of the season, 25c to 37ja Come and see
the new goods opening daily.
Silks Grand bargains this week in black and colored Dress Silks. Special prices and large lines of Surahs, Peau de Soies, Armuxes,
Satin de Lyons, Gros Grains,, Baratheas, Faille Francaisses etc. ?
New Wash Goods. American and Scotch Ginghams. American and French Satines. White Goods, entirely new patterns. Cre
tonnes. Full lines Lawn Tennis Cloths at marvelously low prices.
New Muslin Underwear, Chemise and Drawers, Night Dresses, Skirts and Corset Covers, in a great variety of qualities, for Ladies,
Misses and Infants, at low prices.
Linen Department Special values in Table Linens from 20c up. Our 50c quality is well worth 65c. Turkey Red Tablings, .25c,
37jc and 50c. New Towels and Napkins.
Cloak Department 500 garments to be closed out. The recently reduced prices will do it Greatest bargains yet in Ladies' Gloth
Jackets, Raglans and Newmarkets. Seal Plush Jackets, Coats, Wraps and Modjeskas. Misses' Jackets and Coats. Children's Coats and
Gretchens. Large lines perfect-fitting Jerseys, black and colored, plain and braided. Closing out all our made-up Suits. Ladies' Suits
and Dresses, in all the desirable materials for the season, will be cleared at low prices. Black and colored Cashmere and Henrietta
Suits. Black and colored Silk Suits. Plain and braided Cloth Suits. Misses' and Children's Suits. All of the best workmanship- and
stylish garments. Examine prices.
Lace Curtains Our new spring importations now opening. New and exclusive designs and grand values. We have them frorn 50c
up, and call special attention to qualities and designs at $1 25 to $5 a pair. Turcoman and Chenille Curtains and Portieres at low prices.
Window Shades and Curtain Poles, all styles.
. Samples sent when requested. Mail orders will have our prompt
Bargains in Furs, Blankets, Flannels and Underwear to clear.
"Forget-Me-Nots" for the
Colgate's Brown Windsor Soap at 6c a
Colgate's Turkish Bath Soap at 6c a cake.
Colgate's Honey Soap at 9c a cake.
Colgate's Almond Soap at gc a cake.
Colgate's Pansy Soap at 9c a cake.
Colgate's Glycerine Soap at 9c a cake.
Colgate's Dermal Soap at 13c a cake.
Colgate's Eau de Cologne Soap at 17c a
Colgate's Jockey Club Soap at 21c a cake.
Colgate's Cashmere Bouquet Soap at 21c
a cake.
Pear's Unscented Soap at 10c a cake.
Pear's Glycerine Soap (without perfume)
at 15c a cake.
Pear's Transpatent Soap at 20c a cake.
Pear's Shaving Tablets at 20c a tablet.
Pear's Shaving Sticks at 17c a stick.
Fragrant "Forget-Me-Nots"
for Everybody.
Colgate's Violet Water at 15c and 35c a
Colgate's Rosodora Cologne at 71c a
Colgate's Ylang Ylang at 71c a bottle.
Colgate's Muntiflora Toilet Water at 71c
a bottle.
Colgate's Eau de Cologne at $z 10 a bot
tle. Legrand's Violet Perfume at 60c a bottle.
Legrand's New Mown Hay at 60c a bot
tle. Legrand's Sweet Briar at 60c a bottle.
Legrand's Violette Oe Parma at Si 17 a
bottle. '
Plraud's Violette De Parma at ?i 10 a
Eau de Cologne at 4c a bottle.
Courdry Lavender Perfume at 47c a bot
tle. Lubin's Lavendar Water at 55c a bottle.
Farina Cologne Toilet Water at 92c a
Fleishman & Cos
504,506 and 508 Market st,
401 Wood St., Cor. Fourth Ave.,
-XLl L LN -CO. Hartford. Conn.
Assets, January 1, 18S7 rJ,56S,S3 50
Q Q Fourth avenue. Pittsburg
lala-SOon1 J
167 and 169 FEDERAL
Cloaks, Wraps, Plush Coats,
Cloth Newmarkets and Jackets.
Our Cloak Room crowded all day long with Ladies wlio fully ap
preciate the matchless bargains we are offering now. Our big effort
now is on
Ladies7. Muslin .". Underwear,
Aprons, Corset Covers, etc.
Our fortunate purchase for ready cash, at our own prices, from an
overstocked manufacturer, will enable us to offer to our patrons the
very best value in either city. Ladies see our bargains in White Goods,
Torchon Laces, fine Embroidery, Table Linen, Towels, Lace Curtains,
Napkins, Raw Silk Table Covers.
Our bargain tables all over our big store will asfonish you.
Take elevator to second floor for Glassware bargains and Apron
bargains. f
Nos. 42444648-50-52 Sixtli Street 538-540-542 Penn Ave,
Offers anything in his mam
moth stock at one-half its
value for 30 days, to reduce
stock and make room for
goods. Come, it will pay.
ix it rzr u 923 and 925
rLLUn. Penn Avenue.
ZNTeair? ZT:nL-bi2- S-tn?ee1j-
"Open Every Saturday Till 10
An nnnsually large stock, which we are de
termined to sell, of Sacques, Jackets and
Wraps, in Alaska Seal Skin, warranted. Owinj:
to the November advance in Seal Skin next
year's prices must be Usher, so it is the part of
wisdom for ladies to buy now, especially as we
oner sucn genuine Dargains as quocea:
A few Wraps, small sizes, $75 to $100.
A few Jackets at 175, small sizes, 33 to 36
Splendid Sacqne, 3S inches lone, at $125.
And otbers at correspondingly low prices.
N. B. To those who are known to ns we will
sell garments on monthly payments. ja9-MWF
Bnlldins Contractor,
71 Diamond street.
Second door above Smltbfield,
Pittsburg. sei-c23-Jrwy
r li Kit
P. M.
Guaranteed to pull a saw through a log
without slackening- jpeed.
Guaranteed to do more work, with less
fuel, than any engine built.
The J.T. N0YE MFG. CO.JBuffao,N.Y.
J.M. JewelL Asst. Bunt Boys'
Industrial School, Lancaster, (X,
says: I have no hesitation inrec
ommending your catarrh remedy.
It is bv far superior to any other
preparation I have ever used. Its curative ef
fect is marvelous.
Mrs. 31. J Hatton, 72 Fortv-third street, says:
The Anchor Catarrh Remedy cured me of an
a&rravated case of catarrh of lonz standing;
which 1 considered hopeless, as T.nad used many
other preparations withont relief.
We would be glad to have yon give our ca
tarrh remedy a trial. You will never regret it.