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THE HTTSBTTJRG DISPATCH, MONDAY, PEBETJART 18, 1889
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TEE LORD'S LIBRARY
Built Up From Yast Volumes of Dust,
on Whose Pages Are
THE RECOEDS OF HDMAX LIFE.
How the Words lie Traced in Sand JIade
TAL3IAGE TIEADS FOE WOMEN
And rajs Els Efspecls to the Anclo-llanlacs and
JSrECIAL TELEGBAH TO THE DISPXTCII.1
Bbookiys-, February 17. Dr. Talmage
preached this morning in the "Brooklyn
Tabernacle on the subject: "The Literature
of the Dust," After explaining appropriate
passages of Scripture concerning Christ, he
gave out the hymn:
Oh, couldl epeautbe matchless worth,
Oh, could 1 sound the clones forth
Which In my Savior shine.
Text: John viii, 6: "Jesus stooped down
and wrote on the ground.
A Mohammedan mosque stands now
where once stood Herod's temple, the scene
of my text Solomon's temple had stood
there, but Nebuchadnezzar thundered it
down. Zorobabcl's temple had stood there,
but that had been prostrated. Now we take
our places in a temple that Herod built be
cause he was iond of great architecture and
he wanted the preceding temples to seem
insignificant. Put eight or ten modern
cathedrals together and they would not
equal that structure. It covered 19 acres.
There were marble pillars supporting roofs
of cedar, and silver tables on which, stood
golden cups, and there were carvings ex
quisite and inscriptions resplendent, glit
tering balustrades and ornamented gate
ways. The bulling of this temple kept
10,000 workmen bdl. 4G years.
In that stupendous pile of pomp and mag
nificence sat Christ, aud a listening throng
stood abont Him, when a wild disturbance
took place. A group of men are pulling
and pushing a woman who had committed
the worst crime against society. When
they have brought her in front of Christ,
they ask that he sentence her to death by
stoning. They are a critical, merciless, dis
ingenuous crowd. They want to get Christ
into controversy and public reprehension.
If He say, "Let her die," they will charge
Him with cruelty. If He lets her go, they
will charge Him with being in complicity
with wickedness. "Whichever way He does,
they will howl at Him. Then occurs a scene
which has not been sufficiently regarded.
- He leaves the lounge or bench on which He
was sitting and goes down on one knee, or
both knees, and with the forefinger of His
right hand He begins
TO WRITE IX THE DUST
of the floor, word after word. But they
were not be diverted or hindered. Thev
kept on demanding that he settle this case
of transgression until he looked up and told
them that they might themselves begin the
woman's assassination, if the complainant
who had never done anything wrong him
tclf would open the fire. "Go ahead, but
be sure that the man who flings the first
missile is immaculate." Then he resumed
writing with his finger in the dust of the
iloor, word after word. Instead of looking
over his shoulder to see what he had writ
ten the scoundrels skulked away. Finally,
the whole place is clear of pursuers, an
tagonists and plaintiffs, and when Christ
has finished this strange chirography in
the dust, he looks up and finds the woman
all alone. The prisoner is the only one of
the court room left, the judges, the police.
the prosecuting attorneys having cleared
out. Christ is victor, and he says to the
woman: "Where are the prosecutors in this
case? Are they all gone? Then I dis
charge you; go and sin no more."
I have always wondered what Christ wrote
on the ground. . For do you realize that it
is the only time that he ever wrote at all? I
know that Busebius savs that Christ once
wrote a letter to Abgarns, the king of
Edessa, but there is no good evidence of
such a correspondence. The wisest being
the world ever saw, and the one who had
more to say than any one who ever lived,
never writing a book or a chapter, or a pace
or a paragraph, or a word on parchment.
Nothing but this literature of the dust, and
one sweep of a brush or one breath of a
wind obliterated that forever. Among all
the rolls of the volumes of the first library
founded at Thebes there was
NOT ONE SCROLL OF CHRIST.
Among the 700.000 books of the Alexan
drian library, which by the infamous decree
of Caliph Omar were used as fuel to heat
the 4,000 baths of the city, not one sentence
had Christ penned. Among all the infin
itude of volumes now standing in the libra
ries o jcu.nuurgn, me ritisn museum, or
Berlin or Vienna, or the learned reposito
ries of all nations, not one word written di
rectly by the finger of Christ. All that he
ever wrote he wrote in dust uncertain,
shifting, vanishing dust.
My text says he stooped down and wrote
on the ground. Standing straight up a man
might write on the ground with a staff", but
if with his fingers he would write in the
dust, he must bend clear over. Aye, he
must get at least on one knee or he cannot
write on the ground. Be not surprised that
he stooped down. His whole life was a
stooping down. Stooping down from castle
to barn. Stooping down from celestial
homage to mobocratic jeer. From residence
above the stars to where a star had to fall tn
designate his landing place. From heaven's
front door to the world's back gate. From
writing in round and silvered letters or con
stellation and galaxy on the blue scroll of
heaven, to writing on the ground in the
dust, which the feet of the crowd had left in
Herod's temple. If in January you have
ever stepped out cf a prince's "conservatory
that had Mexican cactus and magnolias in
full bloom, into the outside air ten
degrees below zero, you may get some
idea of Christ's change of atmosphere
from celestial to terrestrial. How many
heavens there are I know not, but
there are at least three, for Paul
was"caught up into the third heaven."
Christ came down from highest .heaven to
the second heaven, and down from second
heaven to first heaven, down swifter than
meteors ever fell, down amidst stellar splen
dors that himself eclipsed, down through
clonds, through atmospheres, through ap
palling space, down to where there wis no
lower depth. From being waited on at the
banquet of the skies to the broiling of fish
for his own breakfast on the banks of the
lake. From emblazoned chariots of eternity
to the saddle of a mule's back. The homage
cherubic, seraphic, archangelic, to the pav
ing of G24 cents of tax to Cesar. From "
THE DEATHLESS COTJ2JTRT
to a tomb built to hide human dissolution.
The uplifted wave of Galilee was high, but
he had to come down before, with his feet,
he could touch it, and the whirlwind that
rose above the billow was higher yet, but he
had to come down before, with his lip, tes
coma kiss it into quiet, .uetniehein a stoo
ing down. Nazareth a stooping down. Death
between two burglars a stooping down. Yes,
it was in consonance with humiliations that
had gone before, and with self abnegation
that came after, when on that memorable
day in Herod's temple he stooped down and
wrote on the ground.
"Whether the words he was writing were
in Greek or Latin or Hebrew, I cannot say,
for he knew all those languages. But he is
still stooping, and with his finger writing
on the ground; in the winter in letters of
crystal, in the spring in letters of flowers;
in summer in golden letters of harvest, in
autumn in letters of fire on fallen leaves.
How it would sweeten up and enrich and
emblazon this world could we see Christ's
ctligraphy all over it. This world was not
flung out into space thousands of Years ago
and then left to look oat for itself. It is
stiil under the divine care. Christ never
for a half second takes His hand off of it, or
it would soon be a shipwreckdd world, an
abandoned world, a dead world. "Let
there be light," was said at the beginning.
And Christ stands under the wintry skies
and says, Let there be snowflakes to enrich
the earth; and under the clouds of spring
and says, Come, ye blossoms and make
redolent the orchards; and in September
dips the branches into the vat of beautiful
colors and swings them in the hazy air. No
whim of mine is this. "Without Him was
not anything made tht was made." Christ
writing on the ground. If we could see
His hand in all the passing seasons bow it
"WOtTLD ILLUMINE THE WORLD.
All verdure and foliage would be alle
goric, and again we would hear Him say as
of old, "Consider the lilies of the field, how
they grow;" and we would not hear the
whistle of a quail or the cawing of a raven
or the roundelay ol a brown thresher, with
out saying, "Behold the fowls of the air,
they gather not into barns, yet your Heav
enly Father feedeth them;" and a Dominic
hen of the barnyard could not cluck for her
brood, yet e would hear Christ saying as
of old, "How often would have gathered
thy children together, even as a hen gath
ered her chickens under her wings;" and
through the redolent hedges we would hear
Christ saying, "I am the rose of Sharon;"
we could not dip the seasoning from the salt
cellar without thinking of the divine sug
gestion, "Ye are the salt of the earth, but if
the salt have lost its savor, it is fit for noth
ing but to be cast out aud trodden under
foot of men."
Let us wake up from our stupidity and
take the whole world as a parable. Then if
with gun and pack of bounds we start off
before dawn and see the morning coming
down off the hills to meet us, we would cry
out with the evangelist, "The day spring
from on high hath visited us," or caught in
a snow storm, while struggling home, eye
brows and beard and apparel all covered
with the whirling flakes, we would cry out
with David, "Wash me and I shall be
whiter than snow." In a picture gallery
of Europe, there is on the ceiling an ex
quisite fresco, but people having to look
straight up, it wearied and dizzied them,
and bent their necks almost beyond endur
ance, so a great looking-glass was pnt near
the floor and now visitors only need to
look easily down into this mirror and they
see the fresco at their feet. And so much of
all the heaven of
COD'S TRUTn IS REFLECTED.
In this world as in a mirror, and the
things that are above are copied by things
all around us. What right have we to
throw away one of God's Bibles, aye the
first Bible he ever gave the race? "We talk
about the Old Testament and the New Tes
tament, but the oldest testament contains
the lessons of the natural world. Some peo
ple like the New Testament so well they
discard the Old Testament Shall wo like
the New Testament and the Old Testament
so well as to depreciate the oldest; namely,
that which was written before Moses was
put afloat on the boat of leaves which was
calked with asphaltum; or reject the Gene
sis and the Revelation that were written
centuries before Adam lost a rib and gained
a wile JNo, no; when Uiety stoops down
and writes on the ground let us read it I
would have no less appreciation of the Bible
on paper that comes out of the paper mill,
but i would urge appreciation of the Bible
in the grass, the Bible in the sand hill,
the Bible in the geranium, the Bible
in the asphodel, the Bible in the dust-
Some one. asked an ancient king
whether he had seen the eclipse of the sun.
"No," said he, "I have so much to do on
eartht I have no time to look at heaven."
And if our faculties were all awake in the
study of God, we would not have time to go
much further than the first grass blade. I
have no fear that natural religion will ever
contradict what we call revealed religion.
I have no sympathy with the followers of
Aristotle, who after the telescope was in
vented, would not look through it, lest it
contradict some of the theories of their great
master. I shall be glad to put against one
lid of the Bible the microscope, and against
the other lid of the Bible the telescope.
But when Christ stooped down and wrote
on the ground, what did he write? The
Pharisees did not stop to examine. The
cowards, whipped of their own consciences,
fled pell mell. Nothing will flay a man
like an aroused conscience. Dr. Stevens, in
his "History of Methodism," says that when
Rev. Benjamin Abbott of olden times was
preaching, he exclaimed: For aught I
know there may be a murderer in this
house," and a man rose in the assemblage
aud started for the door and bawled aloud,
CONFESSING TO A MURDER
be had committed 15 years before. And no
wonder these Pharisees, reminded of their sins,
took their heels. But what did Christ write on
thegroundT The Bible docs not state. Yet, as
Christ never wrote anything except that once,
you cannot blame us for wanting to know what
he really did write. But I am certain he wrote
nothing trivial, or nothing unimportant. And
will you allow me to say that I think 1 know
-nhathewroteon tho ground? I judge from
the circumstances. He might have written
other things, but kneeling there In the temple,
surrounded by a pack of hypocrites, who were
a self-appointed constabulary, and having in
(jrcscuue persecuted woman, wno evi
dently was very penitent for her sins, I am sure
he rote two words, both of them graphic and
tremendous and reverberating. And the one
word was Hypocrisy and the other word was
Forcivcness. From the way these Pharisees
aud scribes vacated the premises and got out
Into the fresh air, as Christ, with just one iron
ical sentence, unmasked them, I know they
were first-class hypocrites.
It was then as it is now. The more faults and
inconsistencies people have of their own, the
more severe and censorious are thev about the
faults of others. Hero they are 10 stout men
arresting and arraigning one weak woman.
Magnificent business to be engaged in. They
wanted the fun of seeing her faint away under
a heavy judicial sentence from Christ, and then
after she had been taken outside the city and
fastened at the foot of a precipice, the Scribes
and Pharisees wanted the satisfaction of each
comine and dropping a big stone on her head,
for that was the stylo of capital punishment
that they asked for. Some people have taken
the responsibility of saying that Christ never
laugucu. ism . mine as ne saw those men
drop everything, chagrined, mortified, exposed.
that in a man which they damnate in a woman.
And so the world has had for offending women
scourges and objurgation, and for just ome
offense she becomes an outcast, while lor men
whose lives have been sodomic for 20 years the
woild swings open its doors of brilliant wel
come, and they may sit in Legislatures and
Senates and parliaments or on thrones. Un
like the Christ of my text, the world writes a
man's misdemeanor in dust, but chisels a
woman's olTcnse with great capitals upon in
effaceable marble. For foreign lords and
princes, whose names cannot even be mentioned
in respectable circles abroad because they are
walking lazarettos of abomination, our Ameri
can princesses of fortune wait, and at the first
beck sail out with them into the blackness of
darkness forever. And in what are called
higher circles of society there is now not only
tho imitation of foreign dress and foreign
dress and foreign manners, bnt an
imitation of foreign dissoluteness.
I like an Englishman and I like
an American, but the sickest creature on earth
is an American playing an Englishman. So
ciety needs to be reconstructed on this subject.
Treat them alike, masculine crime and femin
ine crime. If you cut the one in granite, cut
tnem Doth in granite. If you write tne one iu
dust, write the other in dust. No, no, says tho
world, let woman go down and man go up.
AVljat is that 1 hear plashing into the East
river at midnight, and then there is a'gnrgle as
of strangulation, and all is still. Never mind.
It is only a woman too discouraged to live.
Let the mills of the cruel world grind right on.
THE GREATEST LIBRARY.
Bnt while I speak of Christ of tho text, His
stooping down writing in the dust, do not think
I underrate the literature of the dust. It is the
most solemn and tremendous of all literature.
It is the greatest of all libraries. When Lay
ard exhumed Nineveh he was only opening the
door of its mighty dust. The excavations of
Pompeii have only been the unclasping of the
lids of a volume of a nation's dust When Ad
miral Farragnt and his triends, a f e w years ago,
visited that resurrected city, the house of Bal
bo, who had been one of its chief citizens in its
prosperous davs, was opened and a table was
spread in that house which 1,210 years
has been buried by volcanic eruption, and
Farragut and his friends walked over the
exquisite mosaics and under the beautiful
fresco, and it almost seemed like being enter
tained by those who IS centuries ago had turned
to dust Oh. this iniffhtv literature at the dust
Where are the remains of Sennacherib and
Attila and Epaminondas and Tamerlane and
Trojan and Philip or Maccdon and Julius
Caesar? Dustl Where are tho heroes who
fought on both sides at Chscronea, at Hastings,
at Marathon, at Cressy, of the 110,000 men wno
fought at Agincourt of theffiO.OUO men who
faced death at Jena, of the 400,000 whose armor
glittered in the sun at Wagram, of tho 1,000,000
men under Darius at Arbella, of the 2,611,000
men under Xerxes at Thermopylae? Dust!
Where aro the guests who danced the floors
of the Alliambra, or the Persian palaces of
Ahasnerus? Dust Where aro tho musicians
who played and the orators who spoke, and the
sculptors who chiseled, and the architects who
built in all tho centuries except our own?
Dust! The createst library of the world, that
which has the widest shelves and the longest
aisles and tho most multitudinous volumes and
the vastest wealth, is the underground library.
It is the royal library, the continental library,
the hemispheric library, the planetary library,
the library of the dust And all these library
cases will be opened, add all these scrolls un
rolled and all these volumes unclasped and as
easily as in your library or mine we take up a
book, blow the dust off of it and turn over its
pages, so easily will the Lord of the Resurrec
tion pick up out of this library of dust every
VOLUME OF HUMAN LIFE
and open it and read it and display it. And
the volume will be rebound, to be set in the
royal library of the King's palace, or in the
prison library of the self-destroyed. Ob, this
mighty literature of the dustl It is not so won
derful after all that Christ chose, instead of an
nkstand the impressionable sand on the floor
of an ancient temple, and. Instead of a hard
pen, put forth his forefinger with the same
kind of nerve, and muscle, and bone, and flesh,
as that which makes up our own forefinger,
and wrote the awful doom of hypocrisy and
full and complete forgiveness for repentant sin
ners, even the worst
And now I can believe that which I read,how
that a mother kept burning a candle in the
window every night for ten years,and one nignt
very late a poor waif of tho street entered. Tho
aged woman said to her. "Sit down by the fire,"
and the stranger said. "Why do you keep that
light in-the window?" The aged woman said:
"That is to light my wayward daughter when
she returns. Since she went away ten years
ago my nair nag lurneawnitc a oiks blame me
TBIPLB MURDER AND SUICIDE.
A Horso Breeder K11I His Wife,
Daughters and Himself.
Tecumseh, Mich., February 17. A
shocking tragedy occurred in this village
last night, by which a whole family has
been wiped out of existence. Frank; L.
Silvers, a well-known horse breeder, shot
his wife and-two daughters, Edith and Ada,
aged 11 and 9 respectively, and then ended
his awful act by shooting himself.
Silvers bought the revolver with which
the crime was committed, yesterday. The
bodies were found this morning by neigh
bors who, noticing that the curtains were
down, and failing to arouse anyone, forced
open a door. In the parlor lay the body of
Mrs. Silvers fully dressed. The bodies of
the children were found in bed upstairs, and
in the same room, on the floor, lay
Silvers weltering in blood and still
breathing. Every one of the victims had
been shot throneh the tt-mnle. and with the
exception of Silvers himself, death probably
was instantaneous. He is still alive, but
unconscious, and cannot recover. There is
no known canse for the deed. Silvers was
apparently in prosperous circumstances and
his relations with his iamily were pleasant.
For the International and Great Northern
St. Louis, February 17. A dispatch
from Tyler, Tex., says: Keccntly Jay
Gould filed suit in the District Court of
Smith county against the International and
Great Northern Railway for $496,990, and
at the opening of the present session of the
conrt on last Monday the International and
Great Northern Company came in and at
tempted to confess a judgment for the
amount, but the Missouri, Kansas and Texas
Railway Company intervened with a suit
against the International and Great North
ern for $11,000, and asks for a receiver.
The matter was argued in the District
Court on Saturday, and Colonel T. K. Bon
ner and Hon. Webb Findlay were appoint
ed receivers of the International and Great
Northern Railway. '
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cashier of the defunct Exchange Bank of
Canon City, was to-day found guilty of
having feloniously accepted deposits up to
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lor worrying about her, but you see I am her
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down, and in the ashes of
that hearth, now
lighted up not more by tho great blazing logs
than by the joy of a reunited household, wrote
the same liberating words that he had written
more than 1,800 years ago in tho dust of the
Jerusalem temple. Forgiveness! A word broad
cnouzh and high enough to let pass through it
all the armies of heaven, a million abreast, on
white horses, nostril to nostril, flank to flank.
TWO EAILE0AD WRECKS.
and go ont quicker than they came in. he must
nave taugncu. At any rate, it makes me laugh
to read it. All of these libcitincs, dramatizing
indignation against impurity. Ulind bats
lecturing on optics. A flock of crows on their
way up from a carcass, denouncing carrion.
Yes, I think that one word written on tho
ground that day by the finger of Christ was
TIIE A-WTUL WORD HTPOCBISY.
But I am sure there was another word in that
dust. From her entire manner I am sure that
arraigned woman was repentant. She made no
apology, and Christ in no wise belittled her sin.
But her supplicatory behavior and her tears
moved him, and when he stooped don n to write
on the ground, he wrote that mighty, that im
perial word Forgiveness. When on Sinai God
wrote the law, he wrote it with finger of liaht
ning on tables of stone, each word cut as by a
chisel into the hard granite surface. Butwhen
he writes the oflense of this woman he writes
it in dust so that it can be easily rubbed out,
and when she repents of it, oh, be was a merci
ful Christ! I was reading of a legend that is
told in the far Fast about him. He was walk
ing through tho streets of a city and he saw a
crowd arounda dead dog. And one man said:
"What a loathsome object is that dog!" "Yet,''
said another, "'his can aro mauled and bleed
ing." "Yes," said another, "even his
hide would not be of any use to
to the tanner." "Yes," said another, "the
odor of his carcass is dreadful." Then Christ,
standing there, said; "Butpearls cannot equal
tbe whiteness of his teeth." Then the people,
moved by tbe idea that anyone could find any
thing pleasant concerning a dead dog, said
"Why, this mnst be Jesus of Nazareth." Re
proved and convicted they went away. Surely
this lecend of Christ is good enough to be true.
Kindness in all His words and wajs and habits.
Forciveness. Word of 11 letters, and some nr
them thrones, andsomeof them palm branches.
Better have Christ write close to our names
that one word, though He write it in dust, than
to have our names cut into monumental granite
with the letters that the storms of a thousand
Sears cannot obliterate. Bishop Babington
ad a book of only three leaves. The first leaf
was black, tbe second leaf red, the third leaf
white. The black leaf snggested sin; the red
leaf atonement: the white leaf purification.
That is tbe whole story. God will abundantly
I must not forget to say that as Christ,
stopping down, with His linger wrote on tbe
ground, it is evident that His sympathies are
with this penitent woman, and that he has no
sympathy with her hypocritical pursuers. Just
opposite to that is the world's habit. Why
didn't these unclean Pharisees I ring one of
their own number to Christ for excoriation and
capital punishment. Ito, no; they overlook
Two Men Killed and a Qnnntity of Property
ISrECIAL T-I-EO-M TO TIIE DISPATCII.l
Dennison, February 17. A misplaced
switch caused quite a wreck in the Pan
handle yards here last night, in which one
man, who was unknown, was killed and
another probably fatally inj ured. The yard
enaine was shitting two carloads of mules
and some empty gondolas when they ran
through the switch into some other cars,
telescoping the gondolas and one car of
mules. The stranger was on the front of
the gondola and was killed instantly. From
papers on his person he is supposed to be
from Justis, O. The man injured was an
employe named Parks. There is some
hope of his recovery.
A bad wreck occurred five miles east of
here this morning on the Panhandle, caused
bv a broken wheel under a freight car,
tumbling seven or eight cars over the bank.
ACCUSED OF ASSAULT.
of n Dressmaker.
rSPECtll. TXXEGKAJI TO THE DISFTCII.l
WlLLlAMSPORT, February 17. S. Q.
Mingle, a prominent merchant of this city,
was arrested yesterday on a charge of as
sault and battery preferred by Mrs. A. G.
Kichl, a dressmaker. The woman went to
the residence of Mr. Mingle, and alter a
stormy interview she alleges that he made
an attempt to take from her possession a
certain criminating letter. During the
scuffle the woman was thrown down and
her clothing torn, and her hand satchel was
wrenched from her grasp and searched.
The defendant was taken before an alder
man, where he furnished bail in the sum of
S300 for his appearance at court. Mr. Min
gle declares that it is an attempt to black
mail him. The woman is somewhat noto
rious for her escapades.
Is one of the most prevalent of diseases.
Few persons have perfect digestion.
One of Ayer's Pills; taken after dinner,
or a dose at night before retiring, never
fails to give relief in the worst cases,
and wonderfully assists the process of
nutrition. As a family medicine, Ayer's
Pills aro nnequaled.
James Quinn, 90 Middle st., Hartford,
Conn., testifies: "I have used Ayer's
Pills for the past thirty years and con
sider them an invaluable family medi
cine. I know of no better remedy for
liver troubles, and have always found
them a prompt cure for dyspepsia."
Lucius Alexander, of Marblehead,
Mass., was long a severe sufferer from
Dyspepsia, complicated with enlarge
ment of the Liver, most of the time
being unable to retain any food in his
stomach. Three boxes of Ayer's Pills
Frederic C. Greener, of East Dedham,
Mass., for several months troubled with
Indigestion, was cured before he used
half a box of these Pills.
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Sold by all Druggists and Dealers la If edicioe.
BOARDMAN In New York City, Saturday
morning. Fobruary 16, Charlotte Laxsixq,
wife of John I. Boardman.
BEECH At his late residence, Lowry street,
Hazelwood, on Sunday morning, February 17,
18S9, John P. Beech, in his 56th year.
Funeral services Tuesday, February 13, at 1
r. si. Interment private. 2
hANLON On Sunday. February 17, 1880, at
her late residence, 339 Wylie avenue, at 5:30 v.
m., Mrs. Elizabeth Hanlon, relict of tho
late Thomas Hanlon, aged 63 years.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
HTJMBERSTONE On Saturday, February
16, 1889, at his late residence, No. 14 Chartiers
street, Allegheny, at 1-20 v. m., William A
Humberstone, aeed 70 years.
Funeral from his late home, Tuesday,
February 19, at 130 P. M. Friends of the
family, members of Post SS (of which ho was a
comrade) and sister posts are invited to attend.
IRWIN On Saturday. February 16, 18S9, at
11:20 p. it., Ida M., only surviving daughter of
John M. and Martha A Irwin, in the 29th year
of her age.
Funeral services at tho residence of her
parents. No. 307 Webster avenue, on Tuesday
afternoon, February 19, 1889, at 2 o'clock. In
terment private at a later hour. 2
KRTJT On Sunday, at 1235 P. M., Henry
G. Krut, son of Anton and Tresie Krut, mem
ber of the firm of J. H. Krut & Co., aged 29
years, 4 months.
Fnncral on Wednesday, February 20, from
No. 45 Fourteenth street, Southside, to proceed
to at jtticnaei s, wnere requiem high mass will
be said. Friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend. Beaver county papers please
MCCRACKEN On Sunday morning. Feb
ruary 17, at 11:20 o'clock, SAMUEL McCRACK
EN, in the 63d year of his age.
Friends of the family aro respectfully in
vited to attend the funeral services at his late
residence. No. 267 Robinson street, Allegheny,
on Tuesday afternoon, February 19, 1SS9. 2
HOCK On Saturday, February 16, 1SS9, at
i-SO P. M., Patrick Rock, aged 39 years.
Funeral from his lato residence, Harrison
street, between Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth
streets, on Monday, February 18, 1889, at 830.
Friends of the family respectfully invited to
SMITH On Sunday, February 17, 1889, at 230
p. il, James W. Smith, aged 20 years 8
Funeral from the residence of his father. J.
B. Smith, Main street, Sharpsburg, on Tues
day, at 2 r. ji. Friends of the family aro re
spectfully invited to attend. 2
SARVER On Saturday, February 16, 1889,at
1050 r. jr., Minnie Ella, youngest daughter
of William J. and Helena Sarver, of erysipelas,
aged 11 years 9 months 25 days.
Funeral from the residence of her parents,
No. 46 Federal street, Allegheny, on Monday,
February 18. 1889, at 2 P. M. Friends of the fam
ily are respectfully invited to attend.
WAESCH Saturday, February 16, at 10:05
p. m Frederick Joseph, son of John and A.
Catharine Waesch, aged 9 years, H months and
Our son has gone to a mansion of rest,
From this region of sorrow and pain.
To tho glorious land of the Deity blessed,
Where ho may never suffer again.
Funeral from the residence of his parents,
Lafayette alley, between Thirty-fourth and
Thirty-fifth streets, Monday, at 230 p. m.
WOOD On Saturday, February 16, 18S9, at
H:45 p. m., Benjamin Harrison, youngest
son of Alfred H. and Cecelia A. Wood, aged 7
months and 10 days.
Funeral services at the parents' residence,
509 Larimer avenue, East End, on Monday, at
2 p. M. Interment private.
NEARER and NEARER
draws the end of Keech's much
talked of Reduction Sale. A few
more days and the best opportunity
that ever presented itself to this
thrifty community to buy
CLOTHING, CLOAKS, &c,,
.will be a thing of the past If you
intend to go housekeeping, if you
have concluded to move, or if .you
contemplate refurnishing your
house, Take Advantage of this
Sale. You may not need the goods
immediately, but doesn't a saving
of 50 per cent more than compen
sate you for the small trouble of
storing them away for a little while?
But, supposing you haven't the
necessary cash just handy. Well,
don't let this little matter be in
your way, for We Sell on Credit,
as well as for Cash.
J52?-See our grand Mahogany
Side Boards at half price, displayed
in show window.
Past the season, but 1.50Q pairs of S.
Bradley & Son's Celebrated White and
Scarlet All-wool Blankets will find ready
buyers at the prices they will be sold at
here, this week, and until all are sold, hay
ing purchased their entire stock;
1,500 PAIRS, FOB SPOT CASH,
And being past the season, of course they
were purchased at a bargain, and we believe
that there are Fifteen Hundred Families in
these two cities and surrounding country
who want to buy
When they can get thcm?lto?3 per pair
less than their worth.
White Blanket Prices.
$5 OO Grade at $3 75.
$5 GO Grade at $4 25.
$6 OO Grade at $4 75.
$6 50 Grade at $5 50.
$7 50 Grade at $6 OO.
$8 OO Grade at $6 50.
$10 OO Grade at $6 75.
Scarlet Blanket Prices same proportion,
commencing at .$4 per pair up. These
Blankets are all of their largest sizes and
best goods they ever made. One hundred
pairs of their Black and Bed Plaid
Blankets, $5 goods at 3 75.
Attend this sale such prices, for such
superb Blankets have never been equaled in
America, and likely never will be again.
Federal Street, Allegheny.
Saturday was a rainy day and our sales were away below our expeo
tations. That is why we have "the blues" and shall try to force our
sales to-day to such an amount as to make up for Saturday's short
DON'T Y,OU THINE: THESE PRICES
WILL DO IT?
Ladies' colored border Handkerchiefs at 5c, worth 10c.
Ladies' all-linen Initial Handkerchiefs at 10c, worth 15c.
Ladies' embroidered Swiss Aprons at 25c, worth 50c.
Ladies' imported Corsets, embroidered busts, at 50c, worth 75c.
Ladies' 500 bone Corsets at $1 25, worth $2.
Ladies' new Balbriggan Hose, white toes and heels, at 25c a pair, worth 38c
Ladies' black Lisle Hose, regular made, at 25c a pair, worth 38c
Ladies' Corset Covers, trimmed with fine Torchon Lace, at 48c, worth 75c
Ladies' Gowns, trimmed with fine Torchon Lace, at 98c, worth $1 50.
Jane Hading Veilings at 50c per yard, worth 75c.
Swiss Flouncings, 22 inches wide, at 25c a yard, worth 50c.
Swiss Skirtings, 45 inches wide, at 55c a yard, worth 75c.
Hamburg Embroideries at 17c a yard, worth 25c.
New Black Gimp, two inches wide, at 25c a yard, worth 50c.
Infants' hand knit Zephyr Sacques at 25c, worth 50c.
Men's all linen woven bordered Handkerchiefs at 9c, worth 12c.
Men's genuine British Half Hose at 12c a.pair, worth 25c.
Carving Sets, Texan Handles, at $1, worth $1 75.
Family Clothes Wringers at $2 25, worth $3 50,
Decorated Toilet Sets at $4 50, worth $6.
P. S. Bargains iu Crochet and Mar
seilles Quilts in same department; also,
923 and 925 Penn Ave.,
Near Ninth Steeet.
Open Saturdays till 10 p. it. fe!5-MWF
New Department Stores,
504-506-508 Market Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Send for, our Corset Price List and Forget-Me-Not Bargains.
Mailed free to any address.
DANZKEE & SHOENBERG
ORRIS H. DAftiZfGER.
413 SMITHFIELD STREET.
100 FEDERAL ST., ALLEGHENY.
Men's .Furnishing Goods.
A full and complete line of E. t W. and
C. &. C. brands Collars and Cuffs.
Neckwear Our Specialty.
SHIRTS MADE TO ORDKR.
Cleanlnjr, Dyeing and Launnry Offices at
above location. Lace Curtains laundricd equal
to new. sel9-yI3-jiWP
(Snccessors to Meyer, Arnold fc Co., Lutl,)
unutttiAUjitt Aau JiJlBALMER.
Office and residence, 1131 Penn avenue. Tel.
ephone connection. mylO-h53-irwT
Joils L. a-REXi,EB. Paul Bauee.
BAUER 4 TREXLER,
Undertakers and Embalmers, Livery and Sale
Stable. No. 378 and 380 Beaver ave Branch
office, 679 Preble ave., Allegheny City.
Telephone 3410. au8-t62-3lThSa
PHOTOGRAPHER, 16 SIXTH STREET.
A fine, largo crayon portrait S3 SO; see them
before ordering eliewhere. . Cabinets, $2 and
2 SO per dozen. PROMPT DELIVERY.
"This Trade Mark is on Our Windows."
"We aro RE-COVERING and REPAIRING
Umbrellas in our own Factory, No. 411 Wood
street, at LOW PRICES.
We are prepared to re-cover an Umbrella In
ONE DAY, and put in Ribs, Ferrules, etc.,
while you wait A few of our prices are:
Fast Dye Gingham. J 75
Alpaca ; 1 25
1 wined Lrioria. 1 60
Best Gloria (warranted not to fade or cut) 2 25
Pure Silk 1 75
UMBRELLA MAKERS, 441 Wood st.
Five doors below Fifth avenue.
Also, New Umbrellas at Wholesale Prices.
BY GEO. K. STEVENSON A CO..
GROCERIES AND TABLE DELICACIES,
SIXTH AVENUE. ja9-jrWT
Has met with unqualified approval. Onr stores the busiest in town. If yon want to be
waited on promptly come in the morning.
Still better bargains for this week.
All the best makes of Muslin almost given away this week.
Lots more of Allen's best Prints at 5 cents per yard.
There is no let np on those choice Lace Curtain bargains.
Early spring novelties shown in every department of our immense establishment.
This the last and deepest cut in Ladies' "Wraps, Jackets, Jerseys. Misses' and ChU
Bemarkable bargains in Muslin "Underwear and Aprons.
SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT I
Will soon be ready for your inspection and approval, our Big Dry
Goods and House Furnishing Departments.
42-44-46-48-50-52 Siltl St. 538-540-542 Fem Are.
-A-TIE IN" T S
O. D. LEVIS. Solicitor of Patents.
131 Fifth avenue.above Smithfield, next Leader
office. (No delay.) Established 20 years.
Assets, January 1, 1S87 S,568,S3D 60
EDWARDS fc KENNEY, Agents,
, OQ Fourth avenue. Pittsbura
FEBRUARY 16, '89.
reatest Inbntnb of tk Season. These Prices 111 late Room for fc Spring Importations to Arriving.
DRF RflfirK flWFI lllTINn WVreiPe?DffuneV00vdiai The balance of our winter stock in thi
u.nt.Ov UUUUO HllEJ OUI I lltUO. department will therefore be offered at genuine bargain prices. Among them will be found many plain and mixed materials
suitable for early spring wear ; which it will pay you to secure at the earliest moment. Come in and examine prices. Double lold plain and plaid dress eoods at 10c. 11 'Zc and
12Kc, were 15c to 18c. Double fold Suiting Cloths, plaids and mixtures, colored and black, at 120, were 20c Double fold Striped Siitings, 20c, a special bargain. 40-inch rav
and brown mixed all-wool Suitings at 2oc would be cheap at 37?. 40-inch Cloth Suitings, 30c and 37c, grand values. 02-incn Habit Cloths, 45c, 50c and Ooi 52-inch Tricrts
,50c, down from 5c. 42-inch imported plaid and striped wool Suitings, 75c quality, now 50c. 46-inch AVool Henriettas, 50c, worth 75c; better grades at 65c, 75c and 90c all well
worth your attention. Broadcloths at 90c are the best values ever shown in this market, as are the 51 25 and $1 50 grades. We keep the most reliable makes in Standard Black
Dress Goods, and challenge competition in our Black Cashmeres. All-wool and silk warp Henriettas, Drap d'Almas, Camel's Hair Serges, Armures, Nuns' VeUinw plain and
pressed edge, Crepes, etc., at astonishing low prices. ' ' t5' J"a" """i
PI fl fl K RfinM t Tra5? in thil d.ePart.mTent. has ,ee e,vod expectations, but we have still too large a stock, and invite inspection of prices now on all our Cloth Kag-
s'-" v' :x w?r
and Cashmere Wraps for elderly ladies, Shawls, Infants' Cloaks, Ladies' and Children's SuiU of all kinds: low prices will clear them.
-! .Mil VVtAttlB, UJrtl&bU Utt kblCUldjr 1UW JJflUC3.
In same room are exhibited the Fur ilxsSa,
911 KV iA uU line onynwroparaMe Black Gros Grain Silks, 50c, 60e, 75e, 870, $1 and up to $2 50, which for purity of fabric and wearing qualities cannot be excelled:
OILIliJ- also Armures. Rhadames. Penn He Snip. Ilnvnlc Smv.fc T?,;n w.; ,i ,.- , ..i: i c "tii i j -.r.i .. ","i """'""' "o"wi
- --- , , , ..;..j H.IHI Attluc j.iaui--o a-u iu.j n.dicah).uiiu uguica.
CHOICE CUT FLOWEKS AND SMILAX
A. M. & J. B. MURDOCH,
rill uxj.Lr !. ox.
Including U1 the fancy varieties-CarnaUons,
Lily of the Valley, Maidenhair Fern, eta
Prices always consistent with quality.
JOHN B. fe A. JStUKDOCH,
TelephoneSS). 50S SiiiTHriELD St.
nEPRESENTEl. INPrmilURG INJlSCl
ASSETS . . J9071.69633.
Insurance Co. of North America.
t?!? S"8 and paid, by WILLIAM I
J01.ES, SifourtlJ avenue. ia20H
Plushes and Velvets, all colors, at right prices.
New American Dress Ginehams. fine stvles and finish: Scotch Zenhvr Gincrhams. 20e. 25n nnd 4f.i Vnr i.;mn c,: in j
12c. New French Satines, 25c, 31c and 35c. New White Goods, exquisite styles. New Embroideries of everv kind- NpA- Timlin
Everything for Misses and
NEW SPRING FABRICS.
Underwear. The largest stock and lowest prices in years in Chemisettes and Drawers, Muslin and Cambric Skirts and Night Eobes, Corset Covers, etc.
Finest line of new Spring Neckwear now open. Eare values in lanndried and unlaundried Shirts. Underwear of all kind. Collars and
Cuffs, Handkerchiefs, Mufflers, Suspenders and Hose at low prices.
l"Great inducements offered to purchasers of Blankets, Flannels, Wool Underwear, Carpets, Lace Curtains, Heavy Curtains and Portieres.
Samples sent to any address when requested. All mail orders will have our best attention.
165, 167 and 169 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEO-HENY; PA.