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THE PITTSBUHG- DISPATCH, , MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11,
B03IMCE OF A CRIME.
Startling Bevelations in the Ben
ninglioff Bobbery, Which
ELECTRIFIED THE OIL REGIONS.
The Principal Bobber Identified in Texas
by a Bartender.
FLATINQ A TRY BOLD GAME OF BLUFF.
The TieTt of $250,000 Compromised ty the Payment
Some- peculiar facts connected with the
great Benninghoff robbery have just become
public. The Etory is a remarkable one, and
describes the escape of the principal culprit;
his recognition and arrest in Texas; the
bold game played by the robber, and,
finally, the compromise effected. The tale
is a strange one and well told.
rntOM A 6TA1T COBKESrONTEST.;
Habkisbubg, February 10. A group of
State legislators where vhiling away the
time to-day by recalling remarkable remin
iscences. One of them, who is in a position
to be thoroughly conversant with the case,
related the following hitherto unpublished
fapts connected with tbe great Benninghoff
In the "good old days," of which oilmen
love to tell the days that proved to so
many "bad old days" the Benninghoff
farm, near Petrolia Center, poured out a
flood of golden grease that enriched all
who were concerned. John Benninghoff, in
the time before the great deluse of wealth,
had wrested a precarious subsistence from a
rocky soil that "would hardly grow white
beans." And when the beans where grown
it was almost worth a man's life to go out
among the rattlesnakes to gather them in.
But Benninghoff did not worry because of
that. If his lot was a hard one, he had been
inured to it from childhood, and only
vaguely knew of any better. If there were
better, others enjoyed it, and envy found no
place in his breast.
Peacefully, if rugcedly, moved along the
life of John Benninghoff until Colonel
Drake.with his spring pole, bored the earth
near where the Indians far back into the
shades of American myth had dipped Sen
eca oil from a log-walled well and boasted
"ofits healing virtues, transmitting their
faith from generation to generation until
the white man came, and, absorbing the
credulity of his red brother, flew the praises
of its curative powers far abroad.
A MAGIC WA5TD.
Colonel Drake's springpole proved a
magic wand that punched a hole from
which, as the years slid by, flowed a broad
ening, deepening stream of wealth. Many
have dipped in it, many have been over
whelmed in it and smothered. Humors of
it reached John Benninghoff as of some
thing far away, and soon the stream surged
up to his very door.
Adventurers from the east and from the
west and from the north and from the south
rushed to the region of Oil Creek, and the
narrow valley and the adjacent hills were
soon dotted with derricksand engine houses.
Industry followed in the wake of adventure,
and prosperous communities began to grow
where before had flourished only the wild
vegetation of the primeval forest. Men
came to John Benninghoff and leased the
oil right of his rock-bottomed farm. A
generous share of the oil that might flow
responsive to the persuasive power of the
drill was to be his. Fickle fortune, that
frowned on so many, here pnt on her most
expansive smile, and the torrent that surged
and gusbed from the wounded bosom of
Mother Earth turned rapidly into green
backs, that formed the currency of the
period, and into Government bonds.
But wealth brings trouble,and John Ben
ninghoff worried as never before in his days
of poverty. Men who wooed fortune un
availingly became desperate as the prosper
ity of others flaunted itself before them.
Men who preyed on the accumulations of
industry in the older communities flocked
to the busy vale of the Oil Creek and
found it a, lat field. With enviouB and cov
etous eyes they saw and with daring spirits
they went abroad to do wicked deeds. The
accumulating riches of John Benninghoff
tempted them. His closeness, born of years
ot self-denial, or tbe sturdmess of his integ
rity, kept him in the beaten path of virtue,
and though his wealth grew to be fabulous
as the years were whirled backward into the
broad half of eternity from which the thin
dividing line of the present parts the fut
ure, his manners were as plain and his hab
its as frugal as ever.
BOBBED OF HIS HOARDS.
Desperate men soon learned that .Tnhn
Benninghoff did not trust the banks. His
great possessions were hoarded in his home,
and one night it was visited. The family
was tied fast, and BenninghofTs feet were
toasted at the fire until at last, in agony, he
showed his tormentors where 250,000 was
concealed, and they went away contented.
Three times as much more was concealed in
the house, but the nocturnal visitors prob
ably did not dream there could be more
than the immense sum thev carried away
with them, or, if they did", their wildest
imagination would never have conjured up
the Arabian Eights' riches the house con
tained. Two of the robbers were -captured, but
they were only tools in the hands of another
tools, not only, but dupes. The principal
in the transaction, who had planned the
deed, remained quietly at Meadville until
the plunder was brought to him and deliv
ered. Then he left for the "West, with an
appointment to meet and divide with the
men who had executed his plans. But he
never met them. He disappeared, and they
and Benninghoff were minus a fortune. The
two who were taken were sent to the peni
tentiary for a term of years, but the princi
pal went free to enjoy his stolen wealth.
In 1878 a man from Crawford county sold
plain and mixed drinks in the growing
town of Denver. One day a prosperous
cattle man leaned his elbow on the bar and
took his whisky as a "Western cattle man
should undiluted and with all the usual
signs of enjoyment. The saloon keeper
from Crawford county had knowji him in
that locality by the name of Saeger, and
knew him as the reputed principal in the
'Benninghoff robbery. Saeger had changed
his name with his business in the "Western
wilds, and on the long cattle drive from
Texas to Denver none was more esteemed
The Crawford county bartender kept his
own counsel in the presence of Saeger, but
his heart jumped with joy as he remembered
that a reward of $20,000 had once been
offered tor the apprehension of that gentle
man and the booty he carried away with
him. Saeger had increased his wealth.
The cattle on many broad prairie pastures
were his. It was in his power to make
restitution and the barkeeper resolved that
a goodly share of that restitution should be
transferred to his own pocket A private
consultation with accommodating Denver de
tectives followed, and Saeger was soon in the
custody of the Sheriff A telegram sped
over the wires to Chief of Police Bouse, of
Titusville. Bouse went to Greenville, Mer
cer county, to which place the Benninghoff
family had removed after their rough ex
perience with robbers. All he asked of
Benninghoff for the trip was his expenses,
and a contract was drawn up covering tbe
matter of reward in the event of success.
"When Bouse arrived at Denver he saw the
situation and said to the detectives:
"This man is yours. I can't deal with
yon. I will send for Benninghoff."
; John Benninghoff was well stricken in
years and the long journey was too much
for him to attempt. His son Joseph went
instead, and then followed one of the
strangest negotiations in criminal history.
Benninghoff saw Saeger and Saeger
Studied Benninghoff and formed his plans.
It was a game of chance in which Saeger
won. Joe 'Benninghoff was no match for a
clear headed man, nerved by the thought of
what he had to lose.
"I have but little money with me," said
Saeger. "My property is all in cattle in
Texas. We will go there and settle this
A SHBTWD SCHEME.
The detectives demurred. Texas was a
wild country in those days and they were
running no risks.
They might go there and not return.
Saeger had studied his man and stood firm.
There 'ras nothine for it but to take him
1 back to the scene of his crime, and, having
found that the 520,000 reward was one of
the things of the past, they offered to de
liver their prisoner into the Franklin jail
for 52,000. Saeger accepted the offer, but
Benninghoff vacillated. He knew the ex
nenses of the conviction of the minor crim
inals, and dreaded the fight the major one
would make. Finally he withdrew from
the bargain. Then the detectives offered
for 5500 to deliver their prisoner safely in
Cheyenne, from which place on the trip
home there was little dangeg of rescue.
Benninghoff consented and again drew back.
The Cheyenne detectives waxed
wroth, and Chief ot Police Bouse
became disgusted. Another and stranger
offer was then made. The detectives would
pay Benninghoff 5500 if he would turn the
prisoner over to them, and agree not to
prosecute him. Benninghoff jumped at the
offer. The lrugal habits inbred during the
long years of family poverty cropped out.
The 5500 would more than pav all the ex
penses of his trip to Denver. The detectives
saw his eagerness and took advantage of it.
At last they compromised on a smaller sum
and Benninghoff turned his face to the
rising sun, much relieved that he had so
nicely rid himself of the whole business,
that the expenses pf his trip were paid, and
that the family fortune was not to be further
depleted by an effort to recover the lost
quarter of a million.
As for the Denver detectives, they prob
ably cleared a nice sum br buying Saeger'fl
freedom from Benninghoff, and selling it to
him. He was soon at liberty, and under
another name is one of the most respected
and substantial citizens of the great West.
THE INJUSTICE OF FATE.
Worthy Widows Working- for Pittances,
Cnhanced Rascals Filling; Sinecures,
IEPECIAL TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, February 10. In a
certain bureau of one of the departments
there are three women, each about 50 years
old, who patiently plod along day after day
for salaries which are less than former al
lowances of pin money. One is the widow
of a man who made a national reputation
when brains were, required to attain dis
tinction. Like most of the great men of his
time he lived up to his income, and when
he died his widow had barely sufficient
means to bury him. Another was often tbe
center of admiring throngs at the receptions
ot her distinguished husband when he was
Governor of one of the most important
States of the Union. He too, died
poor, and the Congressional delegation
from his State (several members of which
were lifted from obscurity by him) testified
their estimate of his work and repaid their
personal obligations by obtaining for his
widow a $900 clerkship. The third figure
is that of the widow of a man who left a
Srosperous business to answer the call of
uty and laid down his life in defense of
the nation, but not before his heroism won
for him a brevet brigadier-generalship.
When his estate was settled it was found
that the widow and orphans had either to
starve or work, and the- brave little woman
dried her tears, and after many rebuffs and
disappointments obtained a clerkship of the
lowest class, which she still holds, and with
the help of a pitifnl pension she keeps the
wolf from the door.
In the same department with these ladies
there is a chief of division who was once
keeper of a gambling saloon and who was
arrested during tbe late war as a bounty
jumper. He was appointed 15 years ago as
a reward lor political services to the posi
tion he now holds, but does not fill. Near
his office is that of a man who was once
tried for murder and acquitted on what is
generally admitted as manufactured testi
mony. The name of this last mentioned
official appears quite frequently in the so
ciety columns of the papers, and he is on fa
miliar terms with a large number of mem
bers of the diplomatic circle.
THE WEEK'S EICHAKGES.
Pittsburg maintains Its Standing;, With an
Increase in Percentage.
Boston, February 10. The following
table, compiled from dispatches to the Poit
from the managers of the leading Clearing
Houses of the United States shows the gross
exchanges at each point tor the week end
ing February 9, 1889, with rates per cent
of increase or decrease, as compared with
the amounts for the corresponding week in
4 9 ....
16 9 ....
6 5 ....
4 5 ....
S3 9 ....
31 6 ....
15. 4 ....
New York S7-Ki.354.257
bt. Louis 18,341510
Sin Francisco 14.171.179
New Orleans 14.4M.ca
Plttsbnrc 11. 4 12.05
Kansas Urtv. 9,070,349
Louisville 7.20, 930
Uctrolt. 4, 500, CM
Bt. l"aul 3,265,924
Omaha , 3,743,120
Cleveland . 3,2)l,79
Colmnbns...... ...... ...... 2,001 457
bt. Joseph 1.330.856
New Haven. ,.. 1,370,521
Total L 121, 571,895
Outside Hew Iforc 375,217,133
SLAPPED HER FATHER-IS-LAW.
A New York Justice Hears a Queer Com.
plaint, bnt Mentions no Names.
ISFECIAL IXLEOEAM TO TUB OISPi.TCn.1
Ketv Yoek, February 10. A handsome
young woman and several men were smug
gled into Justice Gorman's private room at
the Torkville court this morning, and the
Justice remained with them for some time.
Admittance was denied to everybody. Af
terward the Justice said:
"The young woman was a prisoner, and
the complainant against her was her father-in-law.
She went to his house and he or
dered her out. She refused to go, and they
had some words, which resulted in her slap
ping him in the face. She promised not to
be naughty again and I let her go. The
people are"highly respectable and demand
ed a private examination. I cannot tell
The young woman was in tears when she
left the courtroom.
Anthracite Coal Mining Resumed.
Mt. Caemkl, February 10. The coal
operators report an improvement in the an
thracite coal trade, and 2,000 men will re
sume work to-morrow morning in this dis
trict Baekt's TBicoPHEBOUshas miraculous
effect on the scalp, causing the hair to grow
thick and soft
JIake your selections now while the
stock is complete in Anderson and domestic
zephyrs, Toil du Nord's, sateens, etc.
siwfsu Huous & Hacke.
1,000 new and second-hand guns of all
kinds, to be sold at and below cost before
we remove. J. H. Johkstoit,
621 Smithfield street
Novelties in, new dress goods, suitable
for early spring wear,
atwrau Huous & Hacks.
THE HAUSTED HOUSE
Aronnd Which Cluster the Tales of
Two Historical -Tragedies
MAI NOT BE MR. BLAINE'S HOUSE.
Coincidental Meeting of Three Persons
Connected With It.
A GBIM, SILENT AND SECLUDED PLACE
Bald to he tie Abode of Ghostly Be-Enactora of Scl
eral Old Scenes.
rcOEKE8rOSDEKCE OF THE DISFATCH.1
Washington, February 9. It is some
what curious that Secretary Blaine, that is
to be, has chosen for his' residence, doubt
less for the next four years, the oldJSeward
house, which is in this day only associated
with tragedies and ghosts. Its shutters
have been closed for years, and even the
most unimaginative, knowing the history of
the place, can hardly avoid fancying the
must and dnst of the decayed interior, and
giving a sort of .sneaking credence to the
stories of the superstitious. Though near to
the Arlington Hotel, and in sight of the
White House, and scarcely detached from
the yellow old mansion which is a place of
elegant festivity under the occupancy and
hospitality of Senator Cameron, it is a grim,
silent and secluded place even in tbe early
evening, as it is off from the great thorough
fares and facing the giant trees of Lafayette
park, which make that a place of impene
trable gloom at night, an ideal place for
ghosts of the more refined type.
TALES OP TWO TBAOEDIES.
The history of the two tragedies which
give to the house its sinister character is so
well known that it is not necessary to give
the details. It was in front ot the old man
sion that General Sickles shot and killed
Key, the intimate friend of his beautiful
but faithless wife. There still is the big
tree in the shadow of which the general
stood awaiting the appearance of his rival,
and there are the bricks on which Key fell
at the first shot; and as they are mottled
with a darker red at that very spot, it is
hard to think that this is not the indelible
stain of tbe lover's blood which gushed from
the hole between his fifth and sixth ribs, di
rectly over his heart
It is asserted bv more than a few of the
good people who are forced to travel that
way in the dead of night that they have
seen this tragedy repeatedly re-enacted in
the street, especially on very dark and
stormy nights, when spirits are supposed to
be particularly bold, the spirit and astral
forms of the dead and living who bore any
share in the dramatlo episode, the signaling
of the lady and her lover from the windows
of their rooms, the grim waiting of the en
raged husband, the gay and triumphal step
of the modern Launcelot as he emerges from
his mansion, the killing shot and
THE QUICK DEATH,
all being portrayed by intangible forms of
those mysterious individualities which are
alleged to be our condition after death, and
which seem, according to popular belief, to
have nothing better to do than to repeat, in
an absurdly inconsequential manner, the
naughty things they have been guilty of
during their more substantial lives.
So, too, it is the assertion of the devotees
of ghostism that in the moldy interior of
the old mansion there is nightly enacteI the
lai 11 in eitana nf 4na etramntari aoeociino
tion of Secretary Seward, the entrance of
Payne, the accomplice of Booth, his easy
penetration to the room of the sick man, the
horrible stabbing, the groans and cries of
the victim, the thud of his fall on tbe floor
as he rolled down between the bed and tbe
wall, the outcries of servants and attend
ants, the flight of the assassin. A gentle
man who once ocennied the house for a few
days tells me that his hair turned gray with
the fright that ia endured, before he would
make up insrmrmrito give way to what he
thought must be merely the work of his
imagination, and leave the place. A cloud
of witnesses can be found who will testify
to seeing lights dancing through the chinks
of the shutters, and to hearing cries of
DISTBESS AND TEBBOB.
from the interior, when the mansion was
known to be unoccupied. I am incredulous
on this score, however. For more than two
years I passed the house nearly every night
at about that hour when churchyards yawn
and graves give up their dead, without see
ing aught hut the grim and silent walls of
the old mansion. But somehow it has al
ways been mv luck to be denied -a view of
spirits and astral bodies, even at the short
range of the professional seance, where I
never was able to discover anything more
spiritual than the invariably fat and well
groomed medium. For this reason
I long ago made up my mind
not to believe in spirits un
less, I saw them, and therefore I am
wholly skeptical in regard to the stories of
the haunting of the old Seward house. Yet
I have no doubt that it I were to be Mr.
Harrison's Secretary of State, and were to
lease and occupy that moss-grown mansion,
I would, as Blame will, catch myself, when
wakelul, in the dead hours of the night,
listening intently for sounds, and straining
my eyes in the darkness to see sights, such
as have been accepted by the superstitious
as real occurrences on that spot rendered
just a bit awful by its romantic and tragic
STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY.
2fow, was it accident, or was it through
the guidance of invisible influence that
three persons were strangely brought to
gether almost in front of that old mansion
the other day? It was on the very day
when'Mr. Blaine was said to nave secured
the lease of the house. On that day, a
moment after 4 o'clock of the afternoon, I
happened to be in the neighborhood of
Senator Cameron's. A tall, commanding
figure interposed between me and the hori
zon toward the Arlington. The figure was
that of Mr. Blaine. The tall figure came
near me and stopped in front of the house
of romance ana tragedy. A strange,
thumping sound struck my ear from
the opposite direction. Looking around,
I was astonished to see no less
an interesting a personage than General
Sickles, handsome almost as he was on the
evening when he sent a bullet to the heart
of Key, robust, though limping along on
his two crutches, only vacant air where one
of his legs onght to be. As he came near
the place so fraught with terrible memories
for him, his face assumed a stern expression,
and, although I could not see plainly, I
fancied he stint his eyes until he had passed
that dark stain upon the pavement Blaine
looked him in tbe face, and seemed about to
speak to him, but the brave General did not
see the noted publicist, if indeed he saw any
thing at all, and passed on without speak
ing. ANOTHER CHARACTER APPEARS.
Hearings step behind me I again looked
around and bheld whom? The attendant
who was in the hall at the Seward House on
tbe evening of the attempted assassination,
who was knocked aside by Payne, and who
himself narrowly escaped being stabbed in
his attempt to impede the escape of the mur
derer, xnis was air. uorsDerg, now a
watchman at the War Department, then a
confidential attendant of Seward, father of
the noted actor who died recently, and also
one of the best-known artists of this city.
Here were tnree persons come together,
one the intending occupant of the House, the
second Secretary of State tobe domiciled
there, with that in store for nim which no
one could foresee; another the chief actor in
a tragedy which was the result of a startling
tale of infidelity in one ot the loveliest of
women; another the chief living participant
in an occurrence which shocked the whole
world in connection with tbe cotemporane
ous assassination of President Lincoln the
three persons of all others in the world the
most interested at this time in the associa
tions and the future of that House.
I may say in closing, that it 'is stated that
Blaine has not leased the Beward house. I
know not how that may be. I believed the
Statement that he had. I am quite as ready
to believe that he has not. It is impossible
to get at the truth of anything in Washing
ton, A .prominent real estate broker, who
is a devout church member, asserted that
the prospective Secretary had effected the
lease. That is all I know about it Possi
bly the man from Maine is scared off by the
Kiinnnsititions ehosts. though with Gail
I Hamilton in his family I can hardly imag-
IOC Uim tu uo wo lavt. - II ,-"
A1KIN On 6nnday, February 10, at 12:40 A.
m., Maby M. Reynolds, wife of John AlkinJ
Funeral services at the residence ot her hus
band, 47 Esplanade street, Allegheny, on Tues
day at 2 J?, x. Interment private at a later
BROTHERS-On Sunday, February 10, 1S89.
at 2.50 a. m., Cora Florence Brothers, aged
4 years and 7 months.
Funeral services from the residence of her
grandfather, Benjamin Waddington, No. 19
Kirkpatrlck avenue, Allegheny, on Tuesday
afternoon at 2.30, Interment private.
BRYCE-Friday, February 8, 18S9, at 1020 P.
x., Bessie Graham, daughter of A. H. and
Mary J. Bryce, aged 13 years 0 months.
Funeral services will be held at the residence
of her parents, Mt Oliver, Monday after
noon at 2 o'clock. Interment private.
OAK FIELD On Saturday. February 9. 18S9,
at 1 a. m., Maby Grier, wife of the late John
Funeral services at her late residence, No. 39
Allegheny avenue, Allegheny City, on Tues
day morning, at 10 o'clock. Interment pri
vate. DALLAS On Sabbath mornlnr. February
10, at the residence of her son-in-law, R. W.
Hare, 76 Fremont street, Allegheny. Alexine
Glass, wife of Duncan Dallas, in the 81st year
of her age.
Funeral services Tuesday evening at8P.
M. Interment private at Uhlondale Cemetery
on Wednesday mornin;. 2
DOYLE-On Saturday, February 9, 1S80, at
820 p. M., Peter Doyle, aged 60 years.
Funeral from his late residence, 97 Cliff
street, on Tuesday, at 9 a. m. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited to attend. 2
MASON On Sunday. February 10, 1SS9, at
4.50 a. m., Mrs. Rebecca J. Rodoeks, wife of
D. O. Mason, in her 42d year. .
Funeral from her late residence, 87 Adams
street, Allegheny, on Tuesday, February 12,
at 2 o'clock p. M. Interment private. 2
MARTIN At East Carmel, Columbiana
county, O., Eliza J. Mabtin, daughter of the
late Robert Martin, formerly of this city.
Funeral from the residence of her cousin, A.
G. Martin, 154 South avenue, Allegheny, this
AFTERNOON at 2 o'clock.
MILLER-On Sunday, February 10, at 320
p. M., Stewart Miller, aged 67 years.
Funeral services at his late residence, No.
8S0 Fifth avenue, on Monday, at 8 P. M. In
terment at Cannonsburg Tuesday mornino.
Please omit flowers.
MORGAN On Sunday, February 10, 1SS9, at
S-45 p. ST., James Henry, son of Moses and
Susanah Morgan, aged 2 Years and 6 months.
Funeral services at the residence of his
parents, No. 12 Elbar row, Second avenue,
Frankstown, on Tuesday, the 12th Inst., at 2
o'clock P. M. Friends of the family are re
spectfully invited to attend.
REED On Sunday, February 10, 1689, at 1
o'clock p. at, James D. Reed, In his 19th
Funeral services at his parents' residence,
corner of Forty-fourth and Hatfield streets, on
Tuesday MORNINO at 10 o'clock. Interment
at Beaver, Ia.
(Beaver papers please copy.
8MITH Saturday, February 9, 1889, George
Leslie, infant son of Mary E. and the late
George J. Smith.
Funeral Monday, February 11, at 2 r. m.,
from the residence of bis mother, No. 29 La
cock street Friends of the family are respect
fully invited to attend.
SPAHR Suddenly, on Sunday, February 10,
18S9, at the residence or her daughter. Mrs. A.
H. Rltschcr, Lebanon, Pa., Elizabeth, relict
of the late Lemuel Spahr, In the 66th year of
Notice of funeral hereafter.
WAGNERr-On Sunday. February 10, 1SS9.
Si Wxix PHrj.o
John George and Eva Elizabeth Wagner, nee
.ncnei, ageu o years v monms i uays.
Funeral from his parents' residence. No. 30
Tustm street, Pittsburg, on Tuesday, Febru
ary 12, at 2 o'clock p. M. Friends of tbe family
are respectfully invited to attend. 2
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to new. Bel9-y49-nwF
We want to give you more
than you can get anywhere
else for your money.
Our make of Clothing is
the very best in ready-made.
Cloth reliable, and trim
mings; work done by good
workpeople for good wages:
and the lowest price tied in
variably to a solid and long
Investigate before buy in o
Our prices are lower. It's
8 buys the highest or
der of Trouserings made-to-
Sixth street and Penn avenue.
NOTICE OF REMOVAL!
About Feb, 1 We Will Remove to
37 FIFTH AVE.
(NORTH SIDE OF STREET).
On account of removal we will offer our en
tire stock of Silver Plated Ware, Clocks,
Bronzes, Statuary, Onyx Top Tables, Brass Cab
inets, Flano Lamps and Choice Art Goods at a
Great Reduction in Price.
AS-This will be a rare opportunity to pur
chase nne goods at a very low price.
WATTLES & SHEAFER,
64 FIFTH AVENUE.
Dresses, Skirts, etc.
We are going out of this branch
of Children's Goods and have
placed out in trays on the Ribbon
Counter a large lot of Plain and
Fine Embroidered Goods, at
If you need goods of this kind it
will pay you to come to this sale.
HORNE & WARD,
41 FIFTH AVENUE.
All Traveling Expenses Included.
TWO GRAND TRIPS
The Eighth and Ninth parties of the season
will leave Philadelphia early in March. The
entire journey bevond Chicago and Cincinnati
will be made in Speclsl Trains of Magniftoant
Veitibuled Pullman Palace Cars, with Pullman
Palace Dining Cars Included, The dates and
routes are as follows:
Thursday, March 7. Via Wilmington,
Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburg, Chicago,
Kansas City, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, San Ber
Monday, March II. Via Wilmington,
Baltimore, Washington, Parkersburg, Cincin
nati, Mammoth Cave, New Orleans, Galveston,
San Antonio, etc
A Choioa of Five Dlflereni Routes Returning.
Thirteen Returning Parties Under Special
Escort. Return Tickets also good on allfrains
until July. Independent Tickets, covering
every expense both ways, and giving entire
ireeuom io tne passenger wnile in California.
and also in making tbe Journey homeward.
noici coupons supplied lor lone or short so
journs at all the Leading Pacific Coast Resorts.
Third and Last Tour through Southern Stales
and Mexico (omitting California) March 11.
Ninth Annual Spring Tour through Colorado
and California, May i
Sixth Annual Spring Tour through Colorado,
California, Paoifio Northwest and Yellowstone
National Park, May2.-
.S-Send for descriptive circulars, designat
iDg the particular tour regarding which infor
mation is desired.
RAYMOND & WHITCOMB,
III South Ninth Street, under Continental Ho
fal, Philadelphia. fed-48-MFS
HERE IS THIS
RICE AUTOMATIC ENGINE
Guaranteed to pull a saw through a log
without slackening speed.
Guaranteed to do more work, with less
fuel, than any engine built.
HANDSOME. DURABLE, HIGH-CLASS
PHOTOGRAPHER, 16 SIXTH STREET.
A fine, large crayon portrait ts 50: see them
before ordering elsewhere. Cabinets, 82 and
t2H) per dozen. PROMPT DELIVERY.
haJBL Bt Xttm 'JsHk933tHLsaw
WM, SmPWe, 1 FEBRUARY 9-89.1 WM,
lis feel ffe Offer Greater
UnilCsTVCCDIiyP PnnnO are bar?afas 1 new importations of Table Linens English, German, Irish and Scotch productions. Good, heav Linens at 20c,
nUUOUnLCrillu uUUUv) "25c and 30c. Bleached and Cream. 37J$c and 45o up the best values we have ever offered at 50o and 60c. Full 8-4 wide double
Damasks, 87c, $1 and $1 25, are undoubtedly bargains. New fringed Cloths and Napkins in sets, all white and colored borders, at remarkably low prices. Napkins
and Doylies, white and colored. Towels at lower prices than ever, and in ereater variety. Baw Silk Tanestry Covers. Plush Stand and Table Covers. Stamped
Linen Splashers Sideboard and Tray Covers. Sheetings and Pillow Casings; all widths. Feather Pillows, Bolsters and Mattresses at low prices.
piDQCTP AND PIIDTH!NC--urarPet stoc s w"th your attention. Prices arelower than can be found elsewhere for quality. Body Brussels,
If H M I U I O H 1 1 U 0 U fl I n I ll O Tapestry, Ingrains, 3-plys and Hall and Stair Carpets, Bugs, Mate and Oil Cloths at bareain prices. Our new importations
of Lace Curtains are especially attractive; from 50s up. Fresh designs and old favorites, SI up to 5 a pair, are excellent values. Turcoman and Chenille Curtains
and Portieres at low prices. Window Shades, plain and dado. Spring fixtures 50c. Shade Cloths at popular prices. Curtain Poles in Walnut, Mahogany, Ebony
Dl ANIL7TO fiWn PHMCnDTC. .Our special sale still going on. White and Colored Blankets fl a pair np. We quote two speoial bargains for this week,
DLHItlVlLIO HilU bUlllrUnlO first: An extra heavy, large White All-wool Blanket at $3 50 a pair, regularly sold at $5. Second: A line Saxony Wool
Blanket, in white, red and light colors, at 55 a pair, regularly sold at S7 50. Comforts, GOc up. All at mark-down prices.
nDCCC PflfinO ANn CIIITIsUPC. 50 pieces 52-inch Ail-Wool Tricots, regular 75c values, now 50c a yard. Thousands of yards Plain, Mixed, Striped and
UnCOO UUUUO HslU OUI I lIlUO "Plaid Suitings at 25c a yard, sold earlier at 50c. Best lines of 12J$c and 15c Suitings ever shown anywhere. All must
go to make room for new goods. French Suit Patterns, embroidered and braided, at $10 to clear. These goods were imported to sell lor $25. Broadcloths A few left
ot those 90c, ?1 25 and $1 50 goods decided bargains.
Fill I I IfjpC OP Rl APIf rnfiriQ""-81"0"1 HCashmeres, Henriettas, Camel's Haircloths and Serges, Drap d'Almas, Albatross and many novelty weave
PI HA IO MAin frl 1 1 TC... Clearing Sale still going on in Ladies' Cloth Jackets, Baglans, and Newmarkets, Seal Plush Coats, Wraps, Jackets and Mod leskas.
uLUHriO HllU OUI 1 O Children
lot of Newmarkets, 10 to 16 years, $1 25
aGrand bargains in our special make of Black Gros Grain Silks, 75c, 87c,
cure silk, soft finish and suaranteed to eive satisfaction in wear. Colored
prices this week.
WARM NnFRWFAR"-"Everyth"nsreluce" ia Men' LadIes ani1 Children's Wool Underwear. See the Bed Wool Shirts and Drawers for Hen and Ladies
NEW GOODS Advance styles Spring Dress Goods, Dress Ginghams, Scotch Zephyrs, Satines, White Goods, Muslin Underwear and Embroideries.
'165, 167 and 169 FEDERAL
A FEW WORDS
Some merchants profess a holy
horror of "Leaders." They con
sider them illegitimate, unbusines3
like, demoralizing, etc., etc., etc., to
the end of the chapter. Now we
believe in "Leaders," and are not
above giving them occasionally and
oftener. Sometimes ,busraess is a
little sluggish and needs stimulat
ing and we feel that we cannot
afford to stand still. Our expenses
are too large for us to do a small
business, and we are determined to
sell goods even if necessary to cut
profits. Of course we prefer a
large profit to a small profit, but we
rnost decidedly prefer a small profit
to no profit at all, just as a small
loaf is better than no bread.
It is astonishing how a bargain,
"a good, genuine bargain," will
stir up trade. Talk of money be
ing scarce! Why a genuine bar
gain (call them "Leaders," if you
will) will loosen all the stockings
and leather pouches, and draw
money from the savings banks, etc.
The very people who possess these
savings the frugal ones they are
the very first .to appreciate -a bar
gain. "Let the galled jade wince, our
withers are unwrung."
This week we shall offer more
"Leaders" than ever.
Visit each department of our
store and get our prices.
Fleishman & Cos
SEW DEPARTMENT STORES,
504,506 and 508 Market si,
From this date on we will do all Fur Re
pairing. Refitting of Seal Garments, eta, at a
23 per cent reduction, in order to keep our
hands busy in our Fur Factory.
Remember, we are still offering the follow
ing Special Low Prices in our stock of new
seal garments, to close out the remainder; viz.:
Genuine Seal Jaokets, $75.
Genuine Seal Wraps, 890.
Genuine Seal Sacque, 38 inohes
441 WOOD STREET.
N. B. Garments sold on monthly payments.
.A. TIE NTS
O. D. LEVIS? Solicitor of Patents.
131 Fifth avenue, above Smithfield, next Leader
office. ( jn o ueiay.j .bsuousnea M years.
Bargains than to Before.
and Misses' Overgarments and Suits of all
to 52 50, were ?5 to 510. Come early for choice.
fjBf -Ql VWBiS'L. vM
DANZIGER & SMMEG,
MORRIS H. DANZIGER.
The Whole Town Talking of Our
Our builder, with an army of workmen, will take charge of our big
store in the next few daya Many important changes to be made In aU
our departments, and new departments to be added. First and fore
most will be our big ,
JDJEirSr GOODS IDIEXP-IRTIiyCIEIN'a?
POPULAR IVDIiLINERY DEPARTMENT
Will be ENLARGED TO DOUBLE ITS FORMER SIZE. All this means
that wve will have to hustle and move goods lively out of the way of
our builder and give him ample room to accomplish his
task without delay, and this is how we are going to do it: Inaugurate a
G-IGKA.lSrTia FORCED SALE
And sell our goods regardless of cost or value for the next 15 days.
Startling Values will be offered
MONDAY AND THE NEXT FIFTEEN DAYS.
Startling Bargains in Muslins.
Lonsdale Muslin at (
Glendale Muslin at 4.
Piedmont Muslin at i
ic a yard. Chapman Muslin at 6c a yard,
jc a yard. Gorland Muslin at 4c a yard.
c a yard. Jionroe
Allen Prints at 5c a yard.
arlc Prints at
Startling Bargains in Turkish Towels.
Thousands of Fine Turkish Towels at 9c, 12c. He.
Startling Bargains in Blankets and Comforts.
Startling Bargains in Remnants of White Goods.
100 Dozen ot Perfect-fitting Corsets at 41c, former price 69c.
100 Dozen floe French Women Corsets at 56c former price 74c.
100 Dozen of the well-known R. & G. Corsets to-day at 74c
Startling Bargains in Glassware.
Thousands of Glass Tumblers at 4c each.
Thousands of Glass Fruit Dishes at 14c each.
Thousands of Glass Spoon Holders at 9c each.
Thousands of Individual Salts at 2c each.
Thousands of Glass Celery Holders at 16c each.
Startling Bargains in Ladies' Muslin "Underwear and Aprons.
16c for Ladles' Swiss Vests.
83c now for Ladles' Vests, former price 49c
39c now for Ladies' Vests, former price 69c.
29c now for Ladies' Gray Vests, former price 49c
TJie Last and Most Telling Mark-Doion on All Our Ladles' Wraps,
Jerseys, Misses' and Children's Coats.
Now is your time to buy. Look at the Odds and Ends in Fine Hosiery, and marked away down
regardless of cost or value. Look at our grand line of Fine Embroideries and Torchon Laces.
Wednesday Morning We Place on Sale
Thousands of pairs choice and selected patterns of Lace Curtains. We bought them away under,
the price, and will be sold at less than half the regular price usually charged in other stores.'
Make a note of this.
Being compelled to make room for his incoming
new spring stock, consisting ot scores of car
loads of Furniture, Carpets, Curtains, Stoves,
Housefurnishing Goods, Clothing, Cloaks, etc.,
etc., has concluded to sell anything in his "grand
new store, for
CASH OR CREDIT,
at considerably reduced prices. If you appre
ciate the saving of money, don't miss this sale,
as you may never again have a like opportunity
to furnish your house or clothe your family for
as little money.
""CT" EP "EH f cn
J5tw Jii Jj O JzL 3
923 and 925 Penn Avenue,
35Tean? ZLSTi ti -Kb. Street.
ISTOpen Every Saturday Evening till lo o'olook.
STEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS.
NORD DEUTSCHER LLOYD FAS
route to London and the Continent.
Express Steamer service twice a week from
New York to Southampton (London, Havre),
Ss.Lahn.Feb.13, 3 P.u. 1 8s.Saale.Feb.27,3p.x.
Ss. Elbe.Feb.16.6 A. M. 8s. Ems.Mcn. 2, 6 A. jr.
Ss.Aller.Feb.20.9A.lt. Ss. Trave.Mcb,6, 9 A. M.
First Cabin, Winter rates, from S75 upward.
MAXSCHAMBERG & CO.. Agents, Pitts
OELRICHS&CO., 2 Bowling Green. New
York City. ja29-71-D
It Will le to loir Advant
kinds. Special One lot of Jackets ftr Misses
51, 51 12 and 51 25.
Dresa Silks. 60s no.
Very superior qualities and values, 51 50 to 52 50 a yard; All
Satin de Lyon, Surahs, Armurea and fancy weaves at special
STREET, ALU3GHENY, PA.
juusun at VAfi a yarn.
5c a yard.
SI. - B - M - 542 Fa Am
United State Mall Steamer.
SAH. EVERY SATTTBDAY
FROM NEW YORK TO GLASGOW.
Calling at MovlUe (Londonderry).
Cabin passage to Gliazow, Liverpool or London.
derry, f and S33. Excursion, 190 and sioo.
Second-class, S30. Steersve. 20.
Mediterranean Service. Steamships at rezular
NEW YORK TO NAPLES DIRECT.
Cabin Passage, tso and Jloo. Third-class, so. Drafts
on Great Britain, Ireland or Italy, and letters of
credit at favorable rates.
Apply to HENDKKSON BKOTHEKS, New
York, or J. J. MCCORMICK, Fourth and Smith
field; A. U. HCOKERs SON, -115 Smithfield St..
Plttsbnriri WILLIAM SJUIfLE, jr.. 163 federal
st.t Allegheny. uoS-13B-xwr
age to Inspect
6 and 8 years, only $1, were 55. One