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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1889.
A COLD, CRUEL STAB
At the Retiring President, Delivered
by a Disgusted Democrat.
JUDGE EDGERTON HAS HIS SAT.
He Writes an Open Letter Full of Sarcasm,
Bitterness and Spite.
Will HE A.YD JIB. CLEVELAND ABE OCT.
Be Accuses GroTtr of Forsatinjr His Heal Friends fcr
A most scathing, sarcastic and very bitter
open letter has been addressed to President
Cleveland by Judge Edgerton, lately re
moved from the Civil Service Commission
for refusing to resign in order to allow Hugh
S. Thompson to qualify in his stead. Judge
Edgerton accuses the President of attempt
ing to carry water on both shoulders, and
thus being deluged by the weightof his load.
"Washington, February 18. Judge A.
P. Edgerton, who was recently removed
from the office of Civil Service Commission
er, has written an open letter to the Presi
dent. He says among other things:
I was indebted to jou for the only appointive
office I ever held. You now declare by jour
action that you regret the appointment I, with
equal right, can say ti.it I regret the accept
ance. Yonr regret was never made known to
me by yon in any word or utterance or
action until now, at the close of
your administration, and on the
itay before m removal. Of course, if you be
lieved nic unfit for the position or neglectful of
duty, you should have removed me long ago,
but I presume there t ere prudential and politi
cal reasons w by you did not make the removal
until after the election. In this regard it would
almost seem as if you v. ere willing to play false
with the Mugwumps to enable you to win with
the Democrats. And here permit me to define
the term "Mugwump" as referring to a class of
political reformers 'nho have the spirit of re
formation vt ithont the common sense and good
Judgment to reform, as reforms are not affect
ed by unjust personal denunciations, but by
AN UNPLEASANT DILEMMA.
The result of tho election placed you in a
dJemrna from which few people would have
known how to extricate themselves. You
found a man on yonr hands whom the Mug
wumps had declared war upon, an enemy to
their civil service reform theories and your
plan of becoming their representative in the
future would be weakened or defeated if some
assurance of your fidelity to their cause could
not be secured. Accordingly, it appears that
ou decided upon the removal of the head of
the commission; and deeming Mr. Thompson a
pood enough Mugwump for them, you there
fore demanded my resignation that you might
appoint him. apparently as an atonement lor
jour previous inaction.
Mr. President, with dne courtesy to the high
office you hold, allow me to say that you are a
very peculiar man, a positive man positively
wrong or positivel right and, therefore, an
unsafe man to trust; and that element in your
character, I believe, led to your deleat.
Pope saj s, "The most positive men are the
most credulous, since they most believe them
selves, and advise most with their fellow flat
terers and worst enemies." Being one of that
kind of men yourself, you have kept some men
of like cnaracter around 3 ou who are positive
only in their malice and conceit. They flatter
you and have the conceit that would magnify
themselves and the malignity that would de
tract from others.
JUVENAL- ALSO QUOTED.
Juvenal says; "There is nothing a man will
cot believe in his own favor." You were credu
lous enough to believe that you were elected
President by tho Mugwumps, and therefore
yon permitted them to malign j our real friends
and to flatter you into a policy which led to
your defeat. You are a man who would not
permit your real friends to admonish j ou with
freedom and confidence, and as a result you
have suffered for t! want of friends, and your
wrecked and wrrliriea greatness has discov
ered that there is'tfio true success in life with
out the power andblessing of friendship. You
have believed that your will and power to en
force it was above, all powers, but the will of
the people, expressed in a Constitutional way,
has taught j ou that there was a n Uer and bet
ter way than that chosen by you.
Having sworn to support the civil service
law, it has been my constant effort to do so: bu
1 never did sw ear to support a Mugwump intcrt
prctation of it, based ou themonstrousassuuip
tion that the commission was independent of
law. How many poor unfortunates have been
denied the advantages and benefits of the law
by questions nevercontemplated byit, and how
many expenses have been incurred through
unnecessary and devious requirements and
practice, it is not my purpose at this time to
A LESSON DULY LEAENED.
You will be censured and condemned be
cause you put no trust in your own party, but
believed yourseir to be better than your own
and greater than all parties. You have ascer
tained that the many were not made for the
cne. If you can find as manv reasons for re
moving me as the Democratic nartv. thrnnt.li
an indifference w hich was simplv retaliatory,
had for removing vou, 1 shall be "quite willing
to remain with you in the gloom of defeat
The Judge proceed to give his under
standing of the" civil service law, and con
tinues: You cause to be placed upon tho Congres
sional Record this announcement of a nomina
tion by you to be confirmed by the United
States Senate. "Hugh S. Thompson, of South
Carolina, to the United States Civil Service
Commissioner in the place of Albert P. Edger
ton, removed." I do not ask you to give any
icasonfor this act I know, and so do ton
'hat the only one you could give would be that
it was your will, for if you attempted to give
any other your own previous words would
prove it to be untrue. In my interview with
you before the removal you precisely dis
claimed having any reason for it except my re
fusal to resign to enable you to make Mr.
"Removed" is a word of far-reaching poten
cy, and especially when a record does not ex
plain it I am conscious of this, and deeply
pained by the consciousness. The people have
thencbt to Know the truth in all matters of
this kind, and for this reason only do I address
you. I cannot like you, make a prayer for re
lief to the public such as the article seemed to
be in the Baltimore Sun at the 14th instant
This is the first time in the historv of the Gov
ernment that an ont-goiug President has fonnd
it necessary to. advertise throuch newspapers
his particular work during his term of office,
andihis claims upon his party and the conntry
for approval, lietween the lines can be read
the special plea for re-eloction.
persons now in office in the departmental serv
ice wero there in ISSaT Let me present to you
the fact that one State the State of Maine
has in one department only (the Treas
ury Department) 61 clerks, not one of
whom has passed a civil service examina
tion, but all found "permanent lodgment"
there through favoritism, and were there when
you were inaugurated in 18S5, and are yet in
office. Tho same condition of things exists in
other departments. You will soon have no
rower of removal, and the places they hold,
will not be subject to your "clearing-out" ef
forts. You have shut your eyes to the fact that
these clerks have been active and successful in
aiding in your own "clearing out" and the poor
civil service eligibles still hare the wide scope
yon have secured for them on the outside
while incompetents are rejoicing within.
You do not understand the civil service law
Mr. President Its examinations are not made
for those inside, but for those outside. Your
theory of inaction would defeat the law. You
have not dared to weed out incompetents.
Judge Edgerton criticises the conduct of
one of the other Commissioners, without
mentioning his name, and concludes as fol
lows: Ham justified in stating one single fact of
mischievous distrust and wrong-doing on the
part of a "commissioner in charge." Collector
Magone, of New York, addressed to me a
"personal" letter, thus marked ou the envelope,
the postage paid, no indication that it could be
official on the inside, also marked "personal,"!
and this letter was opened and read by the
"commissioner in charge" and forwarded to
the other commissioner, then in Boston, and by
him answered before the letter was sent to me,
then at home in the West From such sources
as this has come nearly all of the attacas upon
me and, I doubt not mostof the misrepresenta
tions of my opinions made to yon. whether
they had any influence is questionable.
A P. Edgerton.
NO BRIBERY IN THE SOUTH.
Senator Coko Says They Have No Money
to Buy Votca Willi.
"Washington, February 18. The Sen
ate to-day resumed consideration of the
"Texas outrages" resolution, and Mr. Coke
began his fourth day's argument against it
He declared that he had no excuse or palli
ation or justification for the raiding of
.ballot boxes in "Washington county, but he
did not condemn it more strongly, or regret
it more sincerely, than did the people of
that county. There were similar transac
tions all over the United States. He did not
say that ballot boxes were raided in every
section; but he did say that bribery, bald
and unblushing, aid prevail in every sec
tion of the country except in the South,
where they did not have any money to buy
votes with. And yet he heard of no Con
gressional investigation into, bribery in the
Seventy indictments (he was told) had
been found in Indiana for bribery nine
tenths of those indicted being Republicans.
but no Senator had risen apd asked for an
investigation there. "Who, he asked, would
charge the good people of Indiana on that
account? Who would charge the good peo
ple of the great State of New York, where
millions were paid out in bribes in the last
Presidental election? Who would charge
the good people of Iihode Island, where cur
rent newspaper report said that bribery pre
vailed to a great extent in the last election?
Who would charge the people of any of
those States with complicity in those crimes?
And why should the people of Texas, and of
the whole South, be held responsible for a
single abuse in one single county?
There were no "White Caps" in Texas.
There was no case of bribery reported from
the South. In the South there was more
muscle than money, and there was no
bribery there; while in the North there was
more money than muscle, and there was no
violence there. It was force in the South;
it was fraud and bribery in the North. But
bribery was exceptional in the North, and
force was exceptional in the South. Of the
two crimes, bribery was the most dangerous
and the most difficult to provide against
Condensed Special Dispatches From Snr
roundlnE Communities That Are Tribu
tary to Pittsburg.
The summer residence of John Huntington,
at North Dover, O., burned to the ground yes
terday morning. The loss was $30,000. It is
supposed the Are was started by an incendiary.
Huntington is a Standard Oil magnate.
The citizens of Newark and vicinity are
greatly excited and elated to-day over the
striking of another pocket of gas in the Veach
farm. The vein was struck at a depth of 2,256
feet The well is a gusher, and others will be
Harrt, the 15-month-oId child of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Detrow, of WestNewark, was burned
to death. He, with a 3-year-old child, was left
alone in the house while the mother went to a
neighbors. During her absence it got to playing
about the fire, and, its clothing catching, it was
soon enveloped, and burned almost to a crisp.
Maggie Owens, a little girl 8 years of age,
a daughter of Jacob Owens, who resides at
Wardentown, near Irwin station, was drowned
yesterday afternoon in Brush creek. She was
returning from school, and, crossing a narrow
bridge, fell into the water. The swift current
carried the child away before aid could reach
her, and the body at 5 o'clock last evening had
not been found.
At Williamsport the registry lists of voters
belonging to the various districts of this coun
ty are locked up in jail with the ballot boxes.
pending a decision in the judiciary contest,
and as a result the election boards are in a
quandary bow to proceed at to-day's election.
The County Commissioners failed to make out
duplicates, and there is no way out of the diffi
culty. It is expected that each voter will have
to be vouched for and swear to the legality of
his vote at the polls.
Notices of reductions in wages of iron
workers, to take effect about March 1, having
recently been made in Heading, Harrisburg,
Fottstown, Pottsnlle, Birdsboro and other
places, it was learned here to-day that a joint
meeting of delegates, representing all the iron
workers affected in these cities, will be held
shortly to decide whether or not to accept If
the reduction is made it will bring puddlers'
wages down to S3 and S3 25 per ton, which is
lower than for years, and all other employes
will be reduced from 7 to 10 per cent The em
ployes affected by the notices of reduction
number between 3,000 and 4,000.
Drawn Work Linen bldcbonxd Covers,
Bargains 75c, 88c, 81, 51 25 each; best
styles we have ever had- at these prices
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
B. & B.
We know there are :&00 families in this
vicinity who will each buy a pair of these
Bradley blankets at the wonderful low
prices-largest and best blankets.
Boggs & Buhl.
A EEFRACT0RY WITNESS.
Clerk rister Positively Refuses to Testify
When Called Upon.
Washington, February 18. A full
meeting of the Senate Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds was held to-day to
consider the case of the witness, Thomas
Pistcr, Chief Clerk of the Supervising Ar
chitect's office of the Treasury Department,
who last week refused to answer certain
questions regarding the collection or receipt
of political contributions from employes in
the office, when asked by the sub-committee.
The sub-committee decided to recommend
to the full committee that the witness be re
quired to answer the questions, and upon
his refusal, that he be brought before the
Senate for contempt of the committee.
At the meeting to-day the witness was
given another opportunity to answer the
questions, but he again refused. The com
mittee thereupon went into secret session,
but just what has been determined upon has
not yet developed. It is reported that the
matter will probably be settled in the Sen
ate soon, and it is the impression that Fis
ter will be arrested and brought before the
bar of the Senate for contempt
Shoes can be bought cheaper now than
ever before. Every pair of shoes is subject
to a cash discount of at least 10 per cent.
Many shoes below cost.
its Cain & Veeneb.
ANOTHER CASE OF KEMOYAL.
I can point to another removal than mine,
beyond a parallel, to go down through history
when I shall be forgotten. Before I do bo, let
me refer, as proof of your ignorance of pubbc
opinion, and not of your indifference to it, to
what you say in the Sun article of Mr. Burnes,
k of Missouri, as one not cuilty of the annoyance
to which you were mbjectcd by the country
members of Congress introducing to you rSeir
constituents because he always presented his
constituents at public receptions. If Mr.
Burnes were living, he could tell you another
reason which he often told to others, that bo
had been rudely treated by you and had no
respect for jou personally and ascribed the
defeat of the Democratic party to yoar igno
rance of it It was necessary that you should
make some such explanation for your attack
upon tho "wav-back" members, but jou were
unfortunate in the selection of your witness,
one of the ablest and noblest legislators in
But to the case of removal, which must be
come an important part of the historv of the
country. I was on the floor of the House of
Representatives during the time the votes of
the Electoral College were counted, and heard
the announcement of the resnlt that Benja
min Harrison was duly elected President of
the United States but the words that bnmed
deeply through the empty boxes of the Ad
ministration could not be officially added,
though known to be true: "In place of Grover
Cleveland removed." By whom, and for what
cause removed! The answer is now being
made In every home, in every business in the
land, and history will inscribe it upon all its
THAT BEAT CLEVELAND.
Judge Edgerton attributes Mr. Cleve
land's defeat to his disregard of the opinion
and advice of the most eminent men of his
party, and to his political ingratitude, and
continues as follows:
In the statement of yonr- public acts, as
printed in the Sun article referred to, is this
declaration: "When Mr. Cleveland came Into
office he found the departments filled with in
competents who had found permanent lodg
ment there through favoritism," etc. How
canyon say that yon found the departments
filled with incompetents and yet retaV all in
office during your administration? 1 '.cisa
mistake somewhere. Did you not kno'-, Mr.
President, that nearly three-fourths of all the
NEITHER POLITIC NOR POLITE.
Secretary Bnyard Doesn't Want to Inter
view Klein Just Now.
Washington, February 18. Mr.Klein,
the American newspaper man whose ad
ventures in Samoa have been the subjects of
international comment, will not appear be
fore the Senate Committee on Foreign Be
lations, at least for the present. He tele
graphed Secretary Bayard upon his arrival
in San Francibeo, suggesting that he be
summoned to testily concerning matters in
Samoa, but the Secretary was advised that
the committee did not deem it politic or
polite to take any further steps in the
Samoan matter pending the resnlt of the
conference to be held in Berlin, and so Mr.
Klein was probably advised by Secretary
THE FILIBUSTER SHIFTED.
Republicans Tarn tbo Tables on Their Op
ponents In the Ilonse.
Washington, February 18. The House
to-day recommitted the bill for the protec
tion of the fur seal fisheries in Alaska, with
instructions to the Committee on Merchant
Marine and Fisheries to report it back with
an amendment reducing from 20 to 10 years
the term of the leaseof the seal fisheries, and
authorizing any person to bring suit against
the lessees to recover 510 for every seal
taken in excess of the number fixed by law.
Mr. Crisp then called up the Sullivan
Felton California election case, and the Re
publicans at once began filibustering against
its consideration, their tactics being success
ful uutil an adjournment was forced.
"Tired Out," "No Energy," and simi
lar expressions, whenever heard, indi
cate a lack of vital force, which, if not
remedied in time, may lead to com-
plete physical and nervous prostration.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla is the best medi
cine to vitalize the blood, build up tho
tissues, and make the weak stron.
"For nearly three months I was con.
fined to the house. One of the most
celebrated physicians of Philadelphia
failed to discover the cause of my
trouble or afford relief. I continued in
a bad way until about a month ago
when I began to take Ayer's Sarsapa
rilla. It acted, like a charm. I have
gained flesh and strength and feel ever
so much better. Shall continue using
the Sarsaparilla until completelycured."
John V. Craven, Salem, N. J.
" I find Ayer's Sarsaparilla to be an
admirable remedy for the cure of blood
diseases. I prescribe it, and it does the
work every time." E. L. Pater, M. D.,
Be sure and ask for
. PEEPAEED BY
Dr. J. C. Ayer tc Co., Lowell, Mass.
Price $1; six bottles, $5. Worth $5 a bottle.
Dfarrlace License Granted Testerdar.
J Jlirtln Balewlcz l'lttsburg
J Csssmiera Suchocka Pittsburg
5 Hugh Fulton McKeesport
Mary E. Jones Dravoslmrg
(Albert Freeland 1'iltsbure
J ltosa Kleiner Pittsburg
( Franz Jena Pittsburg
( Catharine Li. Kahcnkamp Pittsburg
j Julius Krouse Pittsburg
Matilda Bobatzek Pittsburg
( JohnH&ncy Reserve township
2 Lizzie Mueller. Reserve township
(William C. Brown Allegheny
(Jennie F. Dorsey Allegheny
5 John Noss Marshall township
Annie Maria Steele Beaver county
J Desire Yannes Pittsburg
Katie Korn Pittsburg
( "William Grover Pittsburg
5 Kate Marker Pittsburg
5 Patrick Ray , Crelghton
(Ada vrerdcr Crelghton
j Frederick H. Potts Pittsburg
(Mollie Kearney. Pittsburg
(Charles FllcUnger. East Palestine, O.
Lizzie Wolfe Knon Valley
ANDERSON On Monday, February 18,1869,
at 8:30 A. m.. William E. Anderson, son of
Marcaret and the late William Anderson, in
his 33rd year.
Funeral services at the resldence-of his
mother. No. 27 Third street, on Wednesday
AFTERNOON at 2 o'clock. 2
BASSAR At the Home for Agea Women
In Wilklnsburg, on Monday, February 18, 1SS9,
at 4 p. jl, Mrs. Louisa Bassab, in her SSth
Funeral services at tho Home on Wednes
day, February 20. at 2 P. M.
BOARDMAN In New York City, February
16, Charlotte Lansing Blair, wife of John
BEECH At bis late residence. Lowrv street.
Hazelwood, on Sunday mornine, February 17,
1889, John P. Beech, in his 56th year.
Funeral services Tuesday, February 19, at 1
p. M. Interment private. 2
EDWARDS On Monday, February 18, 18S9,
at 8:20 A. jr., Alfred Allen, youngest son oT
David and Jane M. Edwards, in the 20th year
of his age.
Funeral from the residence of his parents,
23S Main street. West End, on Wednesday,
February 20, at 2 o'clock pf ar. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited to attend. 2
HERROSEE On Monday. February 18, at
2:15 p. it., Charles F. Hebrosee, aged 63
Notice of funeral hereafter.
IRWIN On Saturday. February 16, 1SS9, at
11:20 r. M., Ida M., only surviving'daufrhter of
John M. and Martha A Irwin, in the 29th year
of her age
Funeral services at the residence of her
parents. No. 307 Webster avenue, on Tuesday
AFTERNOdN, February 19, 18S9, at 2 o'clock. In
terment private at a later hour. 2
KRTJT On Sunday, at 1235 P. M., Henry
g; Keut, son of Anton and Tresie Krut, mem
ber of the firm of J. H. Krut & Co., aged 29
years, 4 months.
Funeral on Wednesday, February 20, from
No. 45 Fourteenth street, Southslde, to proceed
to St. Michael's, where requiem high mass will
be said. Friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend. Beaver county papers please
LIGHTNER On Monday, February 18, 1889.
at 6 p. at, S. Marie, aed 3 years, only child of
W. C. and Mary F. Lightner.
Funeral services at the parents' residence,
313 Forbes street, on Wednesday, at 9 a. it.
Interment private. 2
MCCRACKEN On Sunday mornins, Feb
ruary 17, at 1120 o'clock, Samuel McCback
en, in the 63d year of his age.
Friends of the family are respectfully in
vited to attend the funeral services at his late
residence. No. 267 Robinson street, Allegheny,
on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Febru
SMITH On Sunday, February 17, 1889, at230
p. it.. James W. Smith, aged 20 years 3
Funeral from the residence of his father, J.
B. Smith, Main street, Sharpsburg, on Tues
day, at 2 p. m. Friends of the family are re
spectfully invited to attend. 2
WRIG.HT On Sunday, February 17, at 450
o'clock v. M., Della B., beloved wifejif Grant
S. Wright, and daughter of H. C. and Mary A
Cable, aged 20 years, 5 months and 26 days.
Funeral services from the residence of her
father, Ross township, on Tuesday at 1 p. M.
Friends of the family are respectfully invited
Magnificent display of ele-
-lV tfbllWU 111 14WVV VWf- -
new effects. The tendency is'
toward very light, delicate
are more in vogue than ever.
That is, combinations of dif
ferent shades of the same
color in one pattern.
Below are some of the
favorite new colors:
cate pink shading into white,
as on peach blossoms.
TERRA COTTA In many
Our Carpets are selected
especially with a view to har
monize with the new stuffs
for Covering FURNITURE
33 FIFTH AVENUE.
ONYX FAST BLACK
For Ladles, in all grades, from
25o to 81 25. Misses and Boys,
from 20o to 75a For Men, from
25c to 75c a pair. Every pair
warranted to give satisfaction.
Samples sent by mail if desired.
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
And our success in giving free instruc
tions in Art Embroidery and Fancy
Work, after the opening of our new de
partment stores, is going to be repeated
also. We have decided to make it a per
manent feature of this department.
During the mornings lessons of one
hour's duration will be given to all cus
tomers who purchase materials at our
stores. It is also ourdesire to establish a
thoroughly equipped stamping depart
ment, where stamping in all the latest
designs will be done while customers
wait, or upon short notice.
We have a full line of plushes, felts,
sateens and silks, with arrasenes, che
nilles, rope silks and linens, etching silks
and linens, tinsel and gilt threads for
fancy work and embroidery.
Fancy colored felts, two yards wide, at
Si 25 a yard. Half width at 63c a yard.
Worsted bolton sheeting, 50 inches
wide, at Si 50 a yard.
Fancy India Silks, 32 inches wide, at
Si a yard. Half widths at 50c a yard.
.f lain India Silks, in colors, at 90c a
yard. Half widths at 45c a yard.
Bolton Sheeting, stamped covers, one
yard and a quarter square, at Si each.
Curtain Madras, in colors, at 10c a
Plain Linen Embroidered Crash, 16
inches wide, at 20c a yard ; 18 inches
wide, at 25c a yard.
Momie Linens at 30c and 40c a yard.
Plain and fancy Scrims, from 15c up
to 40c a yard.
Linen Momie Cloth Splashers, stamped,
boidered and fringed, at 25c, worth 40c.
Twisted Arrasenes at 40c a dozen
Plain Arrasenes at 18c a dozen skeins.
No. 2 Chenilles at 20c a dozen skeins.
Imported Chenilles at 40c a dozen
Rope Silks at 45c a dozen skeins.
Etchin? Silks at 3cc a dozen skeins.
Bargagren Thread at 85c a dozen
Rope and Etching Linens at 400 a
Japanese Gilts at 15c a skein.
Colored Tinsels at 5c a ball.
Silk Tassels, with cords, at 15c and 20c
Silk Fringes, for scarfs, at 20c, 25c and
30c a yard.
A full line of fancy Cords at 7c, 8c
and 9c a yard. 1
Fleishman & Co.'s
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Past the season, bnt 1,500 pairs of S.
Bradley & Son's Celebrated White and
Scarlet All-wool Blankets will find ready
buyers at the prices they will he sold at
here, this week, and uutil all are sold, haT
ing purchased their entire stock,
1,500 PAIES, FOE SPOT CASH,
And being past the season, of course they
were purchased at a bargain, and webeliere
that there are Fifteen Hundred Families in
these two cities and surrounding country
who want to buy
HAVE YOU IWOI
Than You Km What to do Willi?
When they can get them $1 to 53
less than their worth.
YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS
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Insurance Co. of North America.
Losses adjusted and paid by WIJuLIAM Ii
JONES. M Fourth avenue. 1a20-s2-D
MANUFACTURERS AND MERCHANTS'
INS. CO.. 417 Wood street, Pittsburp, Pa.
Capital $230,000 00
Assets January 1. 1SS9 3(3,745 80
Directors Chas. W. batchelor. President;
John W. Cbalfant, Vice President; A. E. W.
Painter, Bobt Lea, M. W. Watson, John Wil
son, Joseph Walton, Win. G. Park, AM.Byers,
Jas. J. Donnell, Geo. E. Fainter, John Thomp
son. Wm. T. Adair, Secretary; Jas. Little, As
sistant Secretary; August Amnion, General
(Opposite City Hall.)
Resident partner, Mr. Arthur B. French.
Are specially invited to attend our
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25,
And give us your judgment on our work of
the last six weeks. We have everything
good that is new in the way of Ceramics.
Come on a visit of inspection and we think
you will arrive at the conclusion that this is
the cuina S
Elootrio Elevator-to all floors.
YALUE and PEICE.
Finest Trouserings Made-to-measure
at, $8. .Merchant
Tailors try to tell how fine
they are by asking $12 and
$15 for them.
We'll trust your judgment
and ask $8. The gist of it
all is You like full value and
we give it.
On that common ground of
liking we mean to rally all
the Trousers trade there is to
P. S. We have changed
the prices of seasonable
Clothing, our own good
make, and people know it
means a saving of money to
Sixth street and Fenn avenue.
White Blanket Prices.
$S OO Grade at $3 78.
$5 50 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 size3 and
best goods they ever made. One hundred
pairs of their Black and Red Plaid
Blankets, $5 goods at 33 75.
Attend this sale such prices, for such
superb Blankets have never been equaled in
America, and likely never will be again.
115, 117, 119, 121
Federal Street, Allegheny.
P. S. Bargains in Crochet and Mar
seilles Quilts in same department; also,
THE ELDREDQE, NO. 18 SOUTH CARO
LINA avenue, within tnree minutes' walk
to depot or beacb. Large cheerful rooms, ex
cellent table. Terms moderate. MRS. E, J.
ELDREDGE, Proprietress. fell-S-D
Will offer this week. They are in the store to speak for themselves and
the price tags on every article and garment offered speak far more elo
quently than anything that can be said in cold type. They are silent
witnesses to what can be truly said to be the most sensational slaughter
of prices ever known.
We've Pushed Prices Down to a Point
That must m eet with the approval and patronage of the poorest as well
as the richest person in the country.
THIS WEEK!!! IS THE WATCHWORD OF THE WISEI
THIS WEEK!!! IS THE BANNER OF THE PRUDENT!
The phenomenally low prices we're naming will find a responsive
chord in every bargain seeker's heart. Everything we offer is at a figure
which is a challenge to any or all other dealers of this city to come
within 25 per cent of it Every bargain we have for you is "catching"
enough to make a thousand people want the same thing.
IF YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR LOWEST PRICES,
NOW IS YOUR TIME, NOW!
You will find high standard value in everything but price. Now, don't
you pay any attention to what others advertise that is if they say
they undersell us. Don't spend a single dollar until you've
visited our store and convinced yourselves that you can
save big money by buying here. "Money talks" every
time and nowhere else will you find it go so far as
with us this week.
ALREADY ARRIVED, A MAGNIFICENT ASSORT
MENT OF SPRING OVERCOATS.
You should make it a point of seeing them,
whether you wish to purchase or not
We'll show you them,
YOUR FAVORITE STORE,
300 to 400 Market street,
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. HOTELS,
Boarding bouses, cottages, lots and bath
houses to let or lor sale by I. G. ADAMS & CO.,
Real Estate Agents, Real Estate and Law
Building, Atlantic City, N. J. f el-D
ON THE BEACH.
Atlantic City, N. J.,
Excellent looation;nnobstructed ocean views;
cuisine and appointments of tbe best. Steam
heat throughout the hotel. G. WATERS.
W. E. COCHRAN.Cbief Clerk. f el7.TTSSU
OUTFITS and F
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
MOVED TO THE BEACH.
ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
UNSURPASSED OCEAN VIEW.
Salt water baths in the house. Elerator.
f el6-65-D E. ROBERTS & SONS.
HOT SPRINGS, N. O.
MOUNTAIN PARK HOTEL.
Firii-class in every particular. Steam heat,
Open Fires, Porches inclosed in glass. Superb
Location, ideal Climate fer the debilitated.
Baths in Marble Pools. Finest in America;
Watert unexcellad anywhere in curative power
or luxury. G. K. LANSING,
(Lato of Astor House, N. Y.) Manager.
OLD POINT COMFORT,
100 yards from FortMonroe: open all the year,
accommodates 1,000 guests; admirable location;
delightful climate; thrilling historic surround'
ings. Turkish, Russian, Roman, Electric and
HOT SEA baths, thelattercsueclallybeneflcial
in rheumatic troubles. Music by the famous
Artillery School Band. Glass-inclosed verandas.
Average temperature for winter 48. Absolutely
free from malaria. All things considered, the
most comforatable and delightful resort at
which to spend the winter months in the United
States. Send for descriptive pamphlet.
no27-y40-TUFSu F. N. PUCE, Manager.
The Largest and Most Com
plete Stock in the Two Cities.
Bands, Shirts, Finning Skirts, Flannel and
Cambric Skirts (something new in this line).
Slips. Dresses, Sacques, Shawls,Bootee3:CIoaks
and Caps, Crib Blankets, Spreads and Afghans.
A fine line, principally our own make,
At Moderate Prices.
We guarantee our styles as new,
work as fine (if not finer) and prices
lower than Eastern housea
Children's Muslin Drawers, well-made and
good shapes, sizes 1 and 2. 10c; size 3, 15c: size
4, 18c: size 5. 20c: size 6. 23c; size 7, 25c: size 8,
28c; size tf, 30c; size 10, 33c; size 11, 33c; size 12,
38c j size 13, 40c; size 14, 43c
Special values in ladies'. Misses'
and Children's Muslin
A, G, CAMPBELL &
710 PENN AVENUE, '
Bet. Seventh and Eighth Sts.
Should see our large assortment of Plain,
China for decorating (hand-painting is
all the rage you know).
Dinner, Tea and Toilet
Sets, Lamps and Chan
deliers, Household China
and Glass, Hotel Ware,
Bric-a-Brac, Cut Glass,
Gas Fixtures, Bronzes
and Clocks, Fancy Ta
bles, Pedestals, Etc
THE J. P. SMITH,
Lamp,Glass & China Co,
935 Penn Avenue.
P. S. Onr special sale of Kogen
knives, forks and spoons still on.
FEBRUARY 16, '89.
Greatest Indacemeiits of tk Season. These Prices 111 Hale Room for New Spring Importations loir lr
nDCCC PflfiriC AEUn CIIITIMPC e are Pen'nS new Roods daily and want all the room we can get to display them. The balance of our winter stock in this
UnlluJ uUULJO rlilU OylllllUo. department will therefore be offered at genuine bargain prices. Among them will be fonnd 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 fold plain and plaid dress goods at 10c, HJc and
12c, were 15c to 18c. Double fold Suitins Cloths, plaids and mixtures, colored and black, at 12Jc, were 20c. Double fold Striped Suitings, 20c, a special bargain. 40-inch gray
and brown mixed, all-wool Suitings, at 25c, would be cheap at 37c. 40-inch Cloth Suitings, 30c and 37c, grand values. 52-inch Habit Cloths, 45c. 50c and 60c. 52-inch Tricots.
50c, down from 75c. 42-inch imported plaid and striped wool Baitings, 75c quality, now 50c. 46-inch Wool Henriettas, 50c, worth 75c; bet'-er grades at 65c, 75c and 00c, all well
worth yonr attention. Broad Cloths at 90c are the best values ever shown in this market, as are the $1 25 and (1 50 grades, we keepthe 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, Arm ares, Nuns' Veilings, plain and
pressed edge, Crepes, etc., at astonishing low prices. .
PI CRU DnfilUI Trade in this department has been beyond expectations, bnt we have still too large a stock, and invite inspection of prices now on all our Cloth Bag
llLUMlV nUll III. lans, Newmarkets and Jackets, Seal Plush JacKets, Coats, Mantles and Modjeskas, Misses' Jackets and Newmarkets, Children's Overgarments, Silk
and Cashmere Wraps for elderly ladies, Shawls, Infants' Cloaks, Ladies' and Children's Suits of all kinds; low prices will clear them. In same room are exhibited the Fur Mufis,
Boas and Collars, marked at extremely low prices.
A full line of our incomparable Black Gros Grain Silks, 50c, 60c, 75c, 87c, 51 and1 up to 52 50, which for purity of fabric and wearing qualities cannot be excelled;
also Armures, Bbadames, Peau de Soie, Boyals, Surahs, Faille Francaises and fancy weaves at popular figures. Plushes and Velvets, all colors, at right prices.
METirlf CDDIMP CflDDIPC New American Dress Ginghams, fine styles and finish; Scotch Zephyr Ginghams, 20c, 23c and 40e. New American Satines, 10c and
Ivi-W OrnlilU rHDnlUO. 12c. New French Satines, 25c, 31c and 35c. New White Goods, exquisite styles. New Embroideries of every kind. New Muslin
Underwear. The largest stock and lowest prices in years in Chemisettes and Drawers, Muslin and Cambrio Skirts and Night Robes, Corset Covers, etc. Everything for Misses and
Finest line of new Sprint; Neckwear now open. Bare valnes in laundried and nnlaundried Shirts.
Cuffs, Handkerchiefs, Mufflers, Suspenders and Hose at low prices.
ISFGreat 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.
Underwear of all kinds. Collars and
W TT ,T,T A M SEMPIIH
165, 167 and 169 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY, PA.