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-Al M. P. 01 PARRELL.
A Friend of the Judges Says
the rinding Will Prove
TIGOTT IS A SIDE ISSUE.
A Popular Vote Would Now Over
throw the Government, hut
A COMIKG EARL FEARS HO CHANGE,
And Tells Why Gladstone and Hartington
Cannot Be Reconciled.
AN INTERVIEW OF WORLD-WIDE NOTE
A gentleman was interviewed yesterday,
whose utterances are not only of national,
but of universal importance, and his words
will not only be read with interest here,
but deliberated upon even more eagerly
and soberly in the countries across the
pond, because they embody the ideas and
t thoughts ot a man whose opinion is of
weight, not only because the opinion is
significant, but because they come from
The interview bore directly upon the
Ti'mes-Parnell issues, at present agitating
the world, and it incidentally speaks of
other matters of less importance now be
cause they are overshadowed by the one
topic, the one sensation of the day, Parnell
and the League. In order to appreciate the
importance of the conversation, it will be
necessary first to co into a little description
of the man whose ideas of the present crisis
are of so much importance.
The Hon. Albert H. Grey, heir apparent to
the title and estates of the present Earl Grey,
is on bis way back to St Paul to visit friends,
and he will soon return to England where the
present crisis demands his presence. He comes
of alone line of Enelish aristocrats, and his
grandfatbei was the famous Earl Gery of re
form bill fame, when a bitter fight in '32 re
sulted In the extending a free franchise to
HIS EMIXE2TT POSITION.
And as for his father, there Is a trite saying
over there to this day, "There are three par
ties, the Conservative, the Liberal ana the
The present heir apparent is as well. If not
better, known than any aristocrat in England
as a prime mover in social chances, If not 're
volts. It is owing mainly to Albert Grey that
the million suffering, stifling poor of London
can, upon the Sabbath day, have the freedom
of Kensington, or even high-toned Hyde Park,
for hours, and enjoy the relaxation of
God's free air and sunshine, coupled with su
perb music, for which not one ha'penny has
been extorted irom tneir snnveieu auu burunk
Another move no less important and kindly
to the laboring man was the establishment of
the famous cheap coffee houses in London,
where for "tuppence" a fried fish or sausage, a
roll and coffee proves a blessing to the poor. In
this move Albert Grey was associated in in
fluence and in a financial way with Lord Sud
bury, the Duke of Albany and the Prince of
Vales, and their thousands of ponnds spent in
establishing the coffee houses are being realized
by poorer people everyday. The centleman
has been for years in the House of Commons,
but has latterly refused four separate offers to
return. The reason is apparent, though be
would not admit it. The present Earl Grey is
nearly H), and his death will Insure the eldest
nephew a seat in the House of Peers.
When the limited drew into the Union depot
last night, the gentleman was discovered trav
eling in the most delightful American style,
and as 15 minutes is the length of time allowed
for the train to stay here, it did not take long
to find the man and put the
QUESTIONS POINT BLANK.
He was an Englishman from tip of gaitered
shoes to top of sunburned face, and his athletic
proportions were such as few .Englishmen, but
many Americans, could boast of.
"What do you think of the Parnell letters
collapse?" was the first question.
"You must putthat in amore definite form."
"Well, did the Government have anything to
do with tbemT Was the Government behind
"I do not know; I have nothing authoritative
to say on that point. That remains a matter of
"Do you think they did?"
The question was too pointed. He would not
answer it directly; but his answer conveyed
something of even more importance, as it gave
an inside view of future events.
"Those forced Parnell letters are merely an
incident in the drama. Momentarily they are
of vast importance: but their collapse does not
by any means indicate the collapse of any
party. The charge did not rest upon a single
issue, and if that issue falls the charge re
main"." "Will the present collapse result In any big
"No, and yes. If it came to a popular vote
Just now, in view of the present sensation, the
iladstonepeople would probably win over the.
Tory and Unionist, for we are as liable to great
political changes as you. The result would be
a tight between two parties instead of three;
the Unionists, and the Liberal, or Gladstone
"Do you look for such a chance?"
"Xa This change would come to-day under
the stress of present excitement, but just wait
until the judges bring in thir finding."
AS TO THE JUDGMENT.
"The judges will find that the letters are
merely a side issue; they will find thatParnell's
sensationalism, and known socialistic character
far outweigbsftbe collapse of a few letters that
bear only upon one issue' at stake."
"An election may not occur for three or four
years when the momentary sensation and con
sequent fluctuation of public opinion has
passed away. Wiser heads and counsel will
prevail, and no great political change will en
sue, ladmitthatif the matter were put to a
vote to-oay the result might bo disastrous to
the Tories and Unionists."
"Will Gladstone and Hartington again be
allied in such a case?'
"Never. Gladstone, even as Prime Minister,
could never draw his former Secretary of Colo
nies to him again on any matter of politicd
importance. The only question that could
put them in the same boat, would be
the disestablishment of the Church of
England, and they are a unit in
opposing this. I favor it only in this way. I
belong to the Reform party. Let them keep it
under the State as at present, bnt let them in
stitute vital reforms. Before closinc the con
versation, let me repeat, wait until the Judge's
finding shows those letters were but a small
issue compared with the points made by the
Times people, and you will see another re
vulsion in popular opinion now carried away
for the nonce."
NOT A BIT OF A MUGWUMP.
An opportunity here offered to ask Mrs,
Grey a question as to1 her husband's politics.
'That blonde, smiling English woman was just
as game as her husband, and repudiated the
Idea of his being a Mugwump. "He was a
Liberal," -said she: "but is now a strong
Unionist, and of course a strong supporter of
The gentleman was then asked what he
thought of Henry George.
"George's first appearance in England cre
ated a sensation." said he. "His book, 'Progress
and Poverty,' had preceded him, and had
bothered the wisest economic heads in En
gland for awhile. The genius of the man who
constructed that book is not to be analyzed
and struck down in a day. Time, however, has
shown his ideas to be theory, bis facts to be
surmises. s.nd his ground to be untenable. His
theories are going down, and down, and have
fallen even flatter in England than in America.
Experience has shown blm to be wrong, and
though I admire and respect bis genius, 1 must
say it is not common sense, and biff second trip
over there will not be so successful as his first."
The conversation was cut short right here by
the Pennsylvania Railroad, but the pleasant
conple waved a merry adieu as they were
hurried away on their western route In such a
palatial manner as all their monev could not
buy in old England. The gentleman's forecast
of the TYnua-Parnell finding is of especial im
portance, as he is a warm friend of theirs and
knows perfectly their sense in regard to the
question. The Hon. Grey was at one time a
strong Liberal, and while a member for that
party was intrusted with some vital amend
ments to government bills br Minister Glad
stone, and he put these amendments and car
ried them everyone by the force of his elo
quence and strong will.
NOTES AND NOTIONS.
Many Matter of Black and Utile Moment
It is expected that by Saturday the assessors
will have the tax books ready for the entire
James Greek, of "Webster avenue, was ar
rested yesterday for keeping a gambling
Thomas Caesok, against William and Eliza
Carson, on a mortgage, got a $3,710 10 verdict'
PxecmokiA caused 20 out of 96 deaths in
the city last week; consumption 12, and
The jury says E.D. "Wilt must pay James
Owens $10 for that job of plastering at the
Wohk on the new Wilmot street bridge,
for which $25,000 has been provided, com
Judgment was entered yesterday against
the Grand Lake Coal Company for $2,621 in
favor of D. W. Bisher.
Aldebman Cassidt says he will pay over
the funds received by him from Sunday law
violators to the State.
Wabdkn Wbight says there are no indica
tions of insubordination in the pen, andhe does
not spell it subornation, either.
From the New Dictionary Xiot: the other
fellow's sayings. Nonsense: the other fellow's
sense. Wrong: they. Kight: we.
Paul R. Shepardsqn. defaulting Financial
Secretary of the local typographical union, was
yesterday indicted for misdemeanor.
Flossie WheaTon charges Alice Hamilton
with selling liquor on Sunday and without a li
cense, and the latter gave $2,000 ball for court.
Joseph Longmore sues K. Solomon, John
Costello and John McTige for $20,000 damages
for assaulting, arresting and keeping him four
days m 1SS7.
Hattie Mitchell charges Georcie Barclay
with blacking Hattie's ordinarily blue, eyes,
and a great bic mean old policeman is search
ing for Georgie.
The jury is out in the case of Cashier J. R.
Foster, of the New Bethlehem Savings Bank,
of Clarion, against W. F. Collner and T. S. Wil
son, that suit on an alleged forged note.
Five restaurant keepers say they will stop
cooking meals if they must stop using butter
ine. Over 500 customers say they will stop eat
ing meals if they don't stop using margarine.
The plaintiffs in the Glockner-Schafer suit
against" Allegheny and John Nanz, lost their
case vesterday because they had driven into a
tree box instead of a lumber pile m the street.
The latest ladies' bonnets will be made be
gum shape with trow-trow methods. This will
be a relief to the anxious husbands who feared
they would be worked by the old-time flim-flam
R. N. Habdt, an escaped workhouse pris
oner, was brought back from Philadelphia
yesterday, where he was-captured by Keeper
George Best. He had served 21 days when he
The Board of Directors of the Standard Car
Heating and Ventilating Company met yester
day afternoon for the election of officers for
the ensuing year. The officers Of last year were
Ludwig Wallbad, a laborer on the Pitts
burg, McKeesport and Yonghlogheny Rail
road, who was crushed to death in a sand bank
on South Twenty-third street, was formerly a
mail carrier in Germany.
Attornet William Yost says he has
been unable to find a single hotel in the city
that uses bogus butter. This is even abetter
name than than the Restauranters' Protective
Association cave themselves.
Alderman Porter denies that the alleged
fortune teller, Mrs. McMinaman, paid him $50
for immunity from further molestation by his
detectives. He admits releasing her, upon
condition that she should stop.
They are going to have a March musical fes
tival at the Stevens school. Thirty-sixth ward,
the latter part of the month, to last four days,
and of the 400 pupils, 100 are now in training for
the music, and others for nice juvenile oratory.
The suit of Messrs. Park fc Orton against
Allegheny conn ty, for damages for failing to
prevent the destruction of their circus tents
between Thirty-second and Thirty-third streets.
two years ago by a mob of roughs, is on trial
before Judge Collier.
The hose carriage of Engine Company No. 2
was called To Graham's hat store on Wood
street, near Fifth avenue, last night at 11:30, a
fire having been discovered in the joist. The
damage was trifling. A lamp had fallen over
and started the blaze.
Arbitrator M. L. Maloke says the Balti
more and Ohio Fifth avenue building is unsafe
above the first floor, and Inspector Frank says
the people roust vacate or remodel according
"to his suggestion, and that means an almost
entirely new building.
At the regular meeting of the Hnmane Soci
ety the work of the agents was read and ap
proved. Fines and donations were received
amounting to S29. Overseers of the Armstrong
township poor turned in an unwilling $10 fine
for neglecting a 12-year-old child.
It is claimed a recently sentenced Butler
county counterfeiter took the spring out of
his watch and sawed off an iron bedpost or
two, Intending to reason with Warden Berlin.
The latter says this is impossible, as the gang
couldn't scare up a Waterbury among them.
H. C. Frt, of Rochester, who has just re
turned from an European trip, says a good gar
dener was spoiled in the making of a very bad
count. He says the real Montercoli has estates
bordering the Adriatic, while the castles of the
other fellow are so high in the air they border
on the moon.
A charter for the Allegheny Geometrical
Wood Carving Company was filed yesterday,
under wood molding patents granted to C. L.
Goehring. The capital stock is $200,000. at $50 a
share. The directors are C L. Goehring. Presi
dent; Louis Morchand. Secretary; William
Troebe and F. D. Eschelman.
The adjoining lands of Ralph Bagaley and
John F. Ireland, in Penh township, overlapped
each other, according to records, in all of which
an old beech tree was named as a landmark.
Bagaley sued to eject Ireland. The old beech
tree yesterday decided the case for the de
fendant. Nobody can hope to eject Ireland.
When a fellow will fraudulently collect $10
of Citizen T. B. Hershberger, in the West End,
and goodness knows how much more from
others, to help Chief J. O. Brown build a gym
nasium for the police, which he doesn't intend
to build, and wants no help to refrain there
from, it is evident that fellow should be made
to remember yesterday.
Nemesis has at last overhauled a barber. A
loquacious yonng man employed at Wills'
made the acquaintance of a most delightful
customer who "listened to everything, objected
to nothing, agreed that it was a nice day. and
even said he did want a shampoo with a little
bay rum. The quiet gentleman and the bar
ber's watch disappeared at about the same
Chief Bkown has ordered two prison cells
placed in the No. 13 engine house at Hazel
wood, and as soon as it is completed a one
horse patrol wagon will be loaated there, also
to be handled by the firemen of that company.
The nearest patrol stable to Hazelwood now is
three miles away. The firemen will each morn
ing bring prisoners to the Nineteenth ward
station for bearings.
Pretty, bright 14-year-old Mary Taylor was
before Mayor Pearson charged with making
faces at Officer Trapp. of the Ft. Wayne depot.
The Mavor scratched his head and hunted the
"statoot" books over and over, but found no
penalty for such an awful sin. Mary was al
lowed to go. and her release Indicates that
Trapp ought to have faces made at him, or that
Mary's faces were very pretty indeed.
Mike McDonald and Jack Noonan, for
stealing Mary Derragh's purse and $18 from her
pocket, retire to Claremont until the leaves be
gin to fall. "Eight months" is their sentence.
Charles Schreinur. the -Tarentum watch and
coat thief, has a two years' inning; Charles
Graham, who aggravatingly assaulted Luclnda
G.. will practice on barrels, eta, for six
months. Thussalth the judge of the Criminal
The grand jury has 'indicted Isaac Boles,
Birt Campbell and Frank Ray for larceny from
the person: James Dnrkln. John Kemp. John
j Schwab and Joseph Sellers for larceny and re
ceiving stolen goous; nenry .Braun. ixiuis
Braun and J. J. Streng for receiving stolen
goods; P. Kenyon for embezzlement: Richard
Harris for keeping a gambling house and be
ing a common gambler; Michael Koelcick and
Joseph Kirk for aggravated' assault and bat
tery. The keen duck hunter midst rushes and cane,
Gets wet, and curses his luck.
Then he rolls up his eye,
To the lowering sky.
And he says Its a good day for duck.
The dude duck hunter midst eyeglass and cane,
On the unshiny day is struck.
He walketh the streets.
Mashing all that he meets.
And he says its a good day for ducks.
The following were received as life members
of the Exposition: James Hemphill, W. A.
Hemphill, R. a Robb, L Ollendorff, Milton L.
Myers, W. Jenklnson, Joseph G. Pollock, John
F. Scott. Wm. R. Ford. G. H. Meyer; G. O.
O'Brien, Addler, Roedelhelm Co.. J. J. Tur
ner; P. C Schoeneck, Jr., Colonel W. A. Her
ron, James McKay & Co., Atlas Bronze and
Tuyere Company, Artificial Limb and Manu-
lactunng company. ians were received irom
P. C. Schoeneck and H. Herzog A Bro., mak
ing the total receipts for the week $1,825.
Some Marvelous Facts Related at a
Banquet Last Evening.
THE LIFE INSURANCE MANAGERS.
Their Third Anniversary a Terr ProfitaHe
BUSINESSBlTALiNGTHE U. S. TBEASUBY
The enormous sum of 5033,000,000 was
represented at the banqnet of the Pittsburg
Life Underwriters' Association, last night,
in the Hotel Duq nesne. That is simply the
invested capital. The same gentlemen
grouped around thedinner table were integral
parts of companies which hare issued life
insurance policies amounting in the ag
gregate to over $3,000,000,000. The pay
ment of such a vast pile of money having
been promised to the public, it is but na
tural that the public should have some in
terest in the matter, and evince more or less
curiosity about the financiers who are
managing accounts which those of a Van-
derbilt, a Gould or the Eothschilds cannot'
It was the third anniversary of the asso
ciation existing among the Pittsburg man
agers of the great life insurance corpora
tions. Henry C. Ayers, its President, was
the master of ceremonies. He sat at the
central table of the banqnet hall, the center
of a long line ot guests from other cities men
eminent in the insurance"business. Altogether
there were 100 persons present. This number
included very many local guests.
W. C. Stewart, of New York, Actuary of the
Mutual Life Company, was perhaps the most
distinguished guest Near him sat Major A.
J. Lambert and S. R. Shipley, of Philadelphia.
W. P. Gennett, a diminutive man. but a veri
table giant in finances, represented Rhode
Island, coming from Providence. L. H. Bald
win, of Baltimore, was a giant in stature, and
J. M. Patterson, of Cincinnati, kept him busy
with stories. The insuranco press was repre
sented by Colonel C. M. Ransom, The Standard,
Boston; H, C. Martin, Hough JVofes, Indian
apolis; Investigator, Chicago.
SOME OF THE QUESTS.
The local guests included Judge Btowe,
Charles F. McKenns, Esq., J. McF. Carpenter,
Esq.. Willis Booth,' Esq., & U. Trent, Esq.,
Messrs. George A. Kelley, S. Evans, J. W.
Pew, L C. Pershing and other well-known citi
zens. The members of the Pittsburg Underwriters'
Association present were L Warren Clouse and
H. A. Lavely, of the .Stna Company; James H.
Knapp, Connecticut Mutual; Oehmler,
Germanla; Cyrus H. Lang, Massa
chusetts Mutual; F. J. Lusk. Mutual Benefit;
W. P.Wooldridge. Mutual Life; Messrs. O'Neill
k, Lyne, National; W. M. Datesman, Hew En
gland Mutual: Henry C. Ayers, Northwestern;
J. C. Biggert, Fenn Mutual; Benjamin 11.
Lightfoot. Provident Life Trust; W. B.
O'Brien, Travelers; Austin Pearce. Union Cen
tral; Edward H. Dermitt, Union Mutual; L H.
Harris, Washington Life.
Gernet fc Gunther's Orchestra- furnished ac
companiments to the clatter of knives and
forks. Floral decorations on the table were
snperb. Some of the visitors, who were at the
New York Life Insurance banquet, in Del
monlco'slast month, privately said the floral
work there was tawdry, compared with what
was here exhibited.
The informal reception rn the parlors lasted
from 630 until 7:30. A procession then changed
the scene of action to the dining hall. The
feast was elaborate, and Mr. Lang, of the
Committee of Arrangements, claims the credit
for having excluded all French from the menu.
He drew the line at "Duquesne."
THE PBESIDENT'S WELCOME.
President Ayres delivered his address of
welcome after the courses were exhausted and
cigars lighted. He said:
'Gentlemen It is said that there are
three kinds of people in the world the 'wills,'
the 'won'ts and the 'can'tx.' The 'wills' accom
plish everything; the won'ts' oppose every
thing, and the 'can'ts' fail in everything. The
Pittsburg Life Underwriters' Association is
made up of the first class. It has in its ranks
no 'won'ts,' "no can'ts,' bnt presents a solid
front of 'wills.' Also, it' is actuated and
governed by principle. ' Lack of principle
means Inevitable failure in moral action; as
Dickens puts it: The sad consequence of de
fection in principle is corruption in practice.'
This association owes its greatest triumphs to
Inflexible principle, firmly adherred to hy its
individual members, who have resolutely with
stood temptation, and with singleness of pur
pose have labored for the highest
interest of all. Furthermore, its mem
bers not only recognize the fact that
'character makes the man,' but also that
'character and cnlturo make the gentleman.'
In competing for business they are not f prget
fulot that high sense of honor which engen
ders mutual confidence and trust, and are not
deficient in that finer quality which dis
tinguishes one man from another and entitles
him to 'bear without abuse the grand old name
"Possessing, therefore, three essential ele
ments, 'will' to impel and enforce, "principle'
to guide and support, 'courtesy' to unite and
harmonize, it is not surprising that our Asso
ciation has been eminently successful.
"Three years have passed since we entered
upon our course of reform. In this period
great and desirable changes have been
wrought Giant wrongs, which, in times past
seemed invincible, have been overcome, and in
place of these, forces and Influences are at
work for the continued promotion of our best
NO KOBE BEBATE.S.
"The 'Anti-Rebate' bill now before our Legis
lature, which is a long step in the right direc
tion, had its origin in this association, and if
passed (and we trust it will be) will effect a
much needed revolution in methods and result
in immeasurable good to companies, agents and
assured throughout our State.
"From date of organization our meetings
have been, without exception, harmoni
ous and profitable. As agents we have
been greatly benefitted. Fraternal feeling
and good will now prevail instead of
petty jealousies and rivalries of past
days. Our work has been prospered in
a marked degree. There have been millions
in it (for the companies) and not a cent of re
bate. Our business has risen In the estimation
of our patrons, who are treated all alike with
out discrimination or partiality, and has rap
Idlv increased in magnitude, dignity and pub
lic 'favor. In short our work has been earnest
thorough and effectual. In view, therefore, of
our gratifying past we esteem it befitting that
we meet on this, our third anniversary, for con
gratulation, exchange of thought and experi
ence, and thus will we derive pleasure and
profit and gain new inspiration for the future.
Honored guests In behalf of the Pitts
burg Underwriter?' Association, I take great
pleasure in extending to you most cordial
greetings. To those who have come from a
distance, we desiro to express our hearty ap
preciation of the interest you have manifested.
We hope the occasion may be much enloycd,
and that it will be long and pleasantly remem
bered by all.
Pittsburg organized the second association of
underwriters In the United States. Boston had
the first As the originator of that and as
and as father of the idea everywhere. Colonel
Ransom was introduced next He explained
the usefulness of such unions and'gave the de
tails of the movement's origin. He predicted a
national organization of underwriters in the
near future, which will not be merely to in
fluence legislation, to corrupt officials, but to
advance the great principle of life insurance.
He declared that no other business can pro
duce such a marvelous record. It has not only
maintained itself for 45 years, and paid all ex
penses itself, bnt it has given $160,000,000 more
to policy holders than they ever paid the com
panies. Secretary Datesman read letters of excuse
from Hon. Charles W. Stone and Insurance
Commissioner J. M. Foster, of the Executive
Departments of Pennsylvania; Insurance Com
missioner George 8. Merrill, of the State ot
Massachusetts; J. C. Webster; of' Hartford.
Conn., of the ..Etna Company, and others. Sub
sequently telegrams from Governor' Beaver
and Postmaster General John Wanamaker
were read. Mr Wanamaker wrote that al
though unable to be present he bad shown his
faith in the lite insurance principle by
doubling the amounts of his own policies dur
This telegram brought out applause, because
since the death ot Dr. David Hostetter. of
Pittsburg. John Wanamaker -stands as the
most heavily insured man in the United States.
President Ayers announced that the new Post-
master General now ' carries 8190,009 'enbja
uie. " r
"The Magnitude of Llfe-Insurance'-was the
subject of an able address by W. P. Gannett,
"Less than 50 years have elapsed since the prim
itlve bark ot life insurance was launched (upon
the waters to make for itself a name among
the financial institutions of this country. For
seme 15 years it moved' along in a quiet way,
attracting little attention from .the public and
less from State Governments, until It gained
such proportions as to finally command their
attention, resulting In the formation of what is
known as State Insurance Departments. The
business of life insurance to-day stands at the
head of all financial institutions in the country,
rivaling the United States Government in its
"In 1858, the entire business of the country
was represented by 42,503 policies, covering
$110,482,195 insurance, with an income of $4,272.
539 and assets $17,448,455, the surplus-of which
was $2,770,571. With what sad memories we re
call the experiences of the next ten years when
cruel war reared Its bead, arraying
brother against brother, carrying thou
sands of our loved ones to an early grave.
Oh how many, times in those dark days the
auestion came to us, "Will, the Government
veT" Thank God, it did, live, as did also the
business of life Insurance, and we stand In 1868
with 518,280 policies, covering $1,560,901,509 In
surance, on which the income was $77,279,145
and assets $175,554,426, with a surplus of over
ALMOST FABULOUS NOW.
"During the next ten years the country was
called upon to pass through one of the most
severe financial disturbances ever known, re
ferred .to even now as the panic, to which was
added the yellow fever scourge, still we
emerged from theso ordeals and find that
while there was a slight loss in the amount of
Insurance in force, we gained about 50,000 in
the number ot policies, covering $1,444,339,557
insurance, with an income of over $78,
280,041 and assets $396,170,954, on whlcj,
the surplus was $41,502,978. On the first orjan
uary, 1889, the Life Insurance Companies 0f the
United States have over 1,250.000 policies on
their books, covering $3,173,068,364 insarance,
with an income of $121,914,247 and assets $662,
717,665, and a surplus of-about $80,000,000, and
even these figures do not include what is known
as industrial business,
"Tb enewbusiness written in 18SS amounted to
over $2J23,000 for each secular day In the year,
the amount being $817,057,913. While review
ing the work of 18S8, let me add there was paid
to policy holders during the year, $76,240,886.
Think of it! Nearly $255,000 paid out every
secular day during the year.
SOME PEETTY CONCEITS.
W. P. Stewart, ot New York, told about
"The Life Agent" He described the ascent of
Mt Blanc by travelers long ago, when a
misstep meant swift and certain death. Bnt
after a while the idea of a dozen travelers,
with the guides intermingled, and all chained
together was tried. Then when one man made
a misstep the chain held him and a life was
saved. This Mr. Stewart said was the embryo of
"the life agent" the physical conception of
the life assurance principle. He is the great
equator of modern times.
8. R. Shipley, of. Philadelphia, described
"The Dignity of Life Insurance." The gentle
man stated that the last time he was in Pitts
burg was in 1845. Then he rame across the
mountains in a stage. Then Pittsburg was a
village. Yesterday he had spent hours in our
extensive mills and factories and saw with
awe how the village had grown to the dignity
of a great city. This growth he likened to
that of life Insurance.
After this followed impromptu speeches in
reply to toasts. A quartet composed of
Messrs. E. H. Dermitt, J. S. Vogel, E. Edstrom
and H. O. Westervelt sang "Good Night"
It was long after midnight when the banquet
room was deserted, but early this morning
each and every "lite agent" will bo found in his
office ready "to talk Insurance."
FINISHED BY FATHER GARRIGAN.
A Convention of the Catholic Total Absti
nence Union Temperance and Educa
tion are Considered.
The convention of 130 delegates from the
different temperance societies in the Catholic
Diocesan Union was held in Lafayette Hall
yesterday afternoon. Rev. Father Canevin,
who is President of the union, opened the ses
sion with prayer. The report of Secretary
Joyce was read showing that within the last six
months four new societies have been organized,
making In all 36 societies with a membership of
1,194. The receipts' were $722 31, and the ex
Treasurer T. D. Hensler's report showed the
receipts to have been $711 15, and the expendi
tures $322; balance on hand $392 15.
Father Canevin made a short address, in
which he stated that there has been an encour
aging Increase in the societies and their mem
bership, but there was still plenty .of work'to '
do, and he urged the delegates to go to work
with a will. lie said that temperance was now
becoming one of the live issues of the day, and
had been taken into politics. They were not
assembled to dictate to men how they should
vote on any question, but to go along with their
temperance work under the rules of the Catho
lic Church. The speaker also suggested the
necessity of a hall for the Diocesan Union, and
urged that a hall be either erected or rented
and fitted up In a becoming manner.
J. A. Daly, acting on the suggestion of the
President stated that a new school was about
to be erected in Rev. Father Sheedy's parish,
and that the union might co-operate with that
congregation and secure a hall lu the new
school building. This question was discussed
at length, and It was finally decided that the
matter be left with the Board of Government
who would act in conjunction with Father
Sheedy, and that their action wonld be final.
' It was decided to hold the annual picnic on
Saturday, August 3. John A. Daly, Jr., Rev.
M. A. Lambing and P. W. Joyce were elected
delegates to the National Convention, which
meets in Cleveland, August 6, after which the
la the evening Rev. Father Garrlgan, Vice
Rector of the new university at Washington
City, lectured in the same hall on "University
Education." In his address Father Garrlgan
said that no matter what her enemies might
say the Church is always eager to learn. She
Would not be performing her commission If she
did not supervise and see that her people were
taught and learned the truth. She has been In
terested In the education of .the masses. As a
result ot this advancement be pointed to the
magnificent Catholic University in course of
construction at Washington; dwelling on the
manv excellent features ot the institution,
which, he said, is not afraid to teach its truths
under the very shadow of the (capitol of the
After Father Garrigan's address a number
of pleasing musical selections were given, and
Father Canevin spoke again.
THE JDEI AND THE FENCE.
The Former Retires to Consider tbo Demo
lition of the Latter.
In that sensational State's evidence case
of wholesale brass thievery, wherein gigantic
fences were "given away" to the Court on
Monday, the jury went out yesterday and
didn't come back. Tho testimony taken, be
fore they went was to the effect that E. Con
nors, who kept a junk shop, gave boys whisky
and Induced them to steal from Oliver Bros.'
mills. Detective Wbcatly said that he had told
Connors to notify him if any of the boys
brought any such things to him to sell, but he
had not done so.
Willie Brooks testified that Connors told him
not to steal railroad brasses, however, as he
would be watched. Connors gavo him a sack
to put the goods In.
250 LOCOMOTIVES A IEAE.
The Pittsburg Locomotive Works to bo In
creased la Size.
The Pittsburg Locomotive "Works during
the past year, has turned oat 95 new locomo
tives and repaired 14. It is the intention
of the firm to gradually increase the output to
about 250 engines a year.
Each year finds a new building added to the
already large works on Beaver avenue, Alle
gheny, and a member of the firm said vester
day that during the coming year several more
will be added. He stated that the full lncroase
In size of the works could not be made Immedi
ately, but that he hoped to do it within the
next year or so.
KE0RGANIZING THE COMPANY.
A Change la the Business of the Late Dr.
The business of the late Ur. David Hos
tetter is' about to be reorganized. On lion
day, April 8, application will be made to
the Governor by D. T. Watson, Esq., for the in
corporation of a new company.
The latter will be composed of Rosetta Hos
tetter, widow of the doctor: D. Herbert and
Theodore R. Hostetter, Bons; Herbert Depew,
son-in-law; Milton L. Myers, former private
secretary of Dr. Hostetter, and Robert 8.
An Eminent Operator Gone.
John O'Nell, of- Fayette City, one ot the
oldest coal operators along the river, died at
his home Monday night aged 70 years. He Is
a brother of James O'Nell, of McKeesport
Sf jKW' -r " " gee - -grr?i-. wigtT .- TT
Producers and Dealers Are Fixing on
a Uniiorm Rate of Prices,
WHICH MAY STOP ADULTERATION.
An Interesting Meeting Held at the Key
stone Hotel Yesterday.
WHAT ONE OF THE DEALERS HAS TO SAI
A Milk Trust is the latest addition to the
long string of business and trade combina
tions that hate lately been called into exist
ence. The initiatory steps toward its estab
lishment were taken yesterday afternoon in
the Keystone Hotel, on Fourth avenue,
between a committee of the milk producers
of "Western Pennsylvania and the milk
dealers of Pittsburg and Allegheny.
About 100 milk dealers were at the con
ference and an equal number of producers
were represented by their delegates.
'Dr.,Irwin, of Irwin City, a large land
owner from Butler county, presided, and
another producer,' Mr. J. E. Stewart, of
Midway, acted as Secretary. The object of
tthe combination may perhaps be best
demonstrated in Dr. Irwin's own words:
"The milk trade is just now in such a
condition that.there is not o.nly a constant
loss to the producer; but the result is, also,
that tho consumer gets but a very inferior arti
cle. To make my 'meaning clear, let me say
this: There is just now a frightful cutting of
prices pervading among the milk producers,
which can't possibly bring any profit to all of
them. Milk is sold at all kinds of prices, and
the producer, who has the least custom, is
naturally driven to adulterate his product
He not only transgresses the law, but he also
sells an article to the people which they do not
at all bargain for.
THEY KNEW IT WELL.
"The producers have been aware of this for
a long time, and we have at last come to the
conclusion that we had better come to some
kind of an understanding and make an agree
ment to fix a price for our product at which
we will sell to dealers with the people. We
have done this, and are harmonious among
ourselves; but, to make the thing a success, It
is necessary that dealers co-operate with us,
and accept the terms we are willing to offer, or
else advise us how to do better.'!
After Dr. Irwin's speech, several of the deal
ers present were invited to give their opinions
as to the state of affairs. .
One of them said that the proposition made
by the producers seemed to be fair enough,
but that it was of no use to make an agree
ment unless they would promise not to sell
to the retailers at all, but only sell to the
dealers as the middlemen.
"It is all very well." he said, "for von to
make one price for the milk; but, if you sell to
the retail trade as well as to us, where are we
to come inf There are bakers and grocers
around town now who sell milk a great deal
cheaper than we can do it because they get it
from you direct Now, that must end; then we
can do business."
The producers promised that they would
concede that point, whereupon a discussion of
terms was commenced.
The producers then offered the following
scale of prices: From May until November
they will sell the milk to the dealer at 12 cents
per gallon, and from November until May at IS
cents per gallon.
A LITTLE HOBE CONFEEENCE.
This proposition seemed to be very satisfac
tory to the dealers, and one of them was going
to offer a 'resolution that the proposition
should be accepted; but be was interrupted by
another dealer, who said:
"Hold on, there, for a moment 1 Let me sug
gest something first Now, gentlemen, I do
not think that we ought to settle this matter
too hastily. While there are a good many of
the milk dealers here, still there is quite a
number absent and I think it wiser
on our part not to conclude
this arrangement until all of us know about
this proposition. I propose that the dealers be
called to meet here on next Monday evening
for a discussion of the producers' offer. What
ever the result of .that meeting may be we will
state to the producers; and, to settle the final
steps, I offer another resolution to reconvene
with a committee of -the producers two weeks
- After a great deal of talk and-argument these
motions were accepted and the conference was
The committee of , the producers represented
all the milk shippers from the following named
counties: Allegheny, Washington, Butler,
Beaver, Westmoreland, Fayette and Arm
strong. One of the dealers, when' speaking about the
proposition offered to them by the producers,
HOW BIO A THING IT IS.
"K we accept the offer and I think that, we
will do so It will be a great thing in many
ways. It will not only be of great advantage to
us in giving us a chance to get a fair profit on
our goods, but it will also have the effect of
giving the people a better article for their
money. At present the price of milk varies In
the two cities in an extraordinary manner.
You can buy milk from 3 cents a quart .up to 8,
9 and even 10 cents. Of course you can readily
see that the man who can sell his milk for 3
cents must be getting it very cheap, or else he
adulterates it Invariably he does the latter.
Now, if we all agree upon a uniform price.that
will be stopped, because the dealer will not
allow the retailer to do- any watering any
longer, since It will revert on him. In fact,
there will not be any inducement for doing so
under the circumstances. Yes, I think this fix
ing the price of milk a very good thing indeed
"What will be the retail price of milk if you
accept the prodnceis' scale?"
"1 am not certain, because I suppose the
dealers will decide upon that But I think
that during the summer months we will sell It
for 18 cents and in the winter for 24 cents.
That would give the dealer 60 per cent profit
But as the retailer will probably want to make
60 per cent as well, the consumer will have to
pay 21 cents per gallon in the summer and 36
cents in the winter."
THEY WILL LOSE $12,000.
Allenheny City IHnr Not Use Coal for Fuel at
the Water Works.
Allegheny Qity will lose 512,000 per year
if it goes back to the use of coal at the
water works, as was decided upon by the
committee on Monday night The action of
the committee caused considerable comment
on the Northslde last night Everyone ad
mitted that the gas company was charging too
much for fuel, but did not think It was good
olicy to pay $12,000 more, a year for fuel mere
y to get even with the company.
The matter will come up at the meeting of
Councils to-morrow evening, and it Is believed
the action.of the committee will not be sus
tained. THAT ACCOMMODATING MUEDEEEE.
Holloway Indicted for the Butchery of
Slater at Cork's Rnu.
Thomas Holloway was yesterday indicted
for the murder of Adam Slater, whom he
almost decapitated with a butcher knife in a
boarding house at Cork's Run, January 20, just
to accommodate Slater, who had a nt of
drunken blues and expressed a desire for
HE TE1ED TO SHOOT.
Officer Sonlcpvillo Blade a Hani in Clay
Alley Last Night.
Last night Officer Somerville arrested
John Sullivan in Clay alley, as a suspicious
character. He was trying to dispose of a
new looking glass at a ridiculously low price.
Sullivan tried to shoot the officer, but the nip
pers were put on him. When searched he had
three new revolvers and ten new pocket knives.
G0DFEEI DIED LAST NIGHT.
Tho Man Who Wn Stabbed by MIcha.el
Connelly Passes Away.
James Godfrey, who was stabbed by
Michael Connelly at the house of Anna
King, on Crescent street, on the night of Satur
day, March 2, died at the Merer Hospital last
evening. Connelly has not yet been arrested.
An Allescd Perjnrer Jailed.
Adam Moushort was committed to jail by
Alderman Doughty last night for perjury.
John Feidt the prosecutor, alleges that
Moushort perjured himself by swearing that
Feidt owed him $30,
!: i-UBpi i- 9 ' y ' BMaW"'
The W. C T. U. Proposes to Go Into ?vrj
Mill and Factory for Terapcrnnco Votes
Money ,nnd a Circular of Denial.
About 200 members of the "Women's
Christian Temperance Union of Allegheny
county convened in the Wilkinsburg' Pres
byterian Church yesterdar. Some of the
members thought it advisable to have the
local unions make a poll of- the county to as
certain as nearly as possible the attitude of the
voters toward the prohibition amendment It
was decided to make an effort in this behalf,
and report as soon as possible.
A new appointment, entitled, "On Peace and
Arbitration," was then created, and Mrs. Rev.
Ferguson was appointed superintendent of this
committee. It had been stated that this body
of ladies was to devise means to retaliate the
slight the W. C. T. U. had received at the
Grand Opera House temperance meeting last
Sunday. But while the ladles thought that
thpv ha.it not been treated exactly property.
still they held that this was not the time to
,-., n-nna -nA .mlhtiln filinn t. trivial matters."
while more important questions were to be de
cided. . . .
Mrs. M. S. Dfnger was appointed as the head
of the Department of the Relation of Temper
ance to Capital and Labor. One hundred dol
lars were voted to he expended in obtaining
and distributing placards and other literature
referring to the coming campaign.
The Rev. E. A Cheney, of Texas, made an ad
dress to the meeting during the afternoon,
urging them to carry the question Into the
schools and get school children to help the
cause. Mrs. Jones stated that It would also be
necessary to reach the foreign element of
voters and get them interested in their labors.
"Without them I do not think we will suc
ceed," she said.
Mrs. Hyndman then requested ot the ladles
that two members of' each local union be put
at her disposal for the purpose of going among
the workingmen and laborers in all the manu
factories and workshops in the county. It was
decided to do that and the lady with her corps
of 120 aids will start the work as soon as possi
ble. It was also arranged that a circu
lar be printed to offset the one Is
sued by the liquor men (in which
they state that the introduction of prohibition
will mean less work and wages, especially for
the glassworkers). The W. C. T. U. circular is
to show that such will not be the case
In the evening President George, of Geneva
College, Beaver Falls, addressed the meeting,
urging in very strong and illustrative language
the necessity of prohibition for the moral, so
cial, financial and political improvement of the
The session closed with a collection to defray
the campaign expenses.
SWITCH COMPANY'S ANNUAL.
The Report of President Westlnshouse Rend
to the Stockholders.
The annual meeting ot theJTnion Switch
and Signal Company was held yesterday.
The report of President George "Westing
house was read. It showed the earnings of
the company for the year to be $678,226 33. The
expenses were $561,481 62. The total assets of
the company are $1,360,549 17; the liabilities
There are outstanding $303,800 worth of first
mortgage bonds, which will mature March 1,
1893. The report stated that the Pennsylvania
Railroad were about to extend the pneumatic
system of Interlocking switches between East
Liberty and this city. The tests made between
the former station and Wilkinsburg have been
BIGGER NOT SO BIG.
The Spokesman of Those Who Wonld Fight
James H. Bigger, of Allegheny, explains
that he was neither originator nor com
mander of the regiment or company formed In
Allegheny to drive Germany away from
Samoa. Says Mr. Bigger, in a letter to. this
At the meeting Saturday evening I was elected
Secretary (not Commander, as stated In the let
ter), with Instructions to write to Governor
Beaver, as I did. Mr. Cahlll, of Race street is the
originator of lt,and. being ainllltary man, wonld
be the Optaln. 'I have aided him, snd will help
him all I can. At present 1 am a memberof a mil
itary company, and I have no desire to leave,
peace or war.
COLONISTS GOING WEST.
A Party From Falls Creek, Pa., Bound for
Oregon and Washing-ton.
John Potts, traveling passenger agent of
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road
Tho Glenmore, Our Own Exclusive Style.
We have just placed on sale a lot of men's
fine tailor-made suits in Scotch cheviots,
English cassimeres, fancy worsteds and
diagonals, all well trimmed and handsomely
made. We call them the Glenmore, and
each and every suit, considering the quality
of the goods, the way it is trimmed and
made, is worth not less than $22 00. Our
price for the Glenmore will be S10 ten dol
No such suits were ever seen for the price.
They are the finest of the fine, and now is
your chance to buy one.
We also show in our children's depart
ment a line of school snits at $2 00, which
we guarantee cannot be bought for $4 00
outside of oar store. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant
and Diamond streets, opposite the new
On Wood Street.
See the window at Bennett & Co.'s hat
store filled with American, English and
French traveling and office hats, the finest
in the world.
Special inducements this week.
J. G. Benkett & Co.. Hatters,
Corner Wood street and Fifth avenue.
The finest cabinet photos made in the two
cities are made hy Pearson, the leading
photographer. Nobody ever finds fault with
his work; on the contrary, his patrons are
always complimenting him on his elegant
positions and good likenesses of them. Go
and try him and you will find this the truth.
Galleries, 96 Fifth avenue and 43 Federal
100 Pieces More SI 25 India Silks at 75c
The greatest carlyspringsilktrade we have
ever had best values that make trade live
ly here. See these, the third lot.
Jos. Horse & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Wash Goods Department.
We have just received an extra choice lot
of exclusive patterns in fine French sateens,
the handsomest yet shown.
MWFSU HUGDS & HACEE.
Dr. Jnegen's Sanitary Woolen
Underwear in all grades can be bad of us.
We are the agents in this city. Prices same
as in New York. Hobne&Ward,
Now Cotton. Lisle and Silk Hosiery
Also bargains in fast black cotton cable
dye stockings. Jos. Hobke & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Newest designs and colorings in every
grade of goods at the new store of Crumrine,
.Bane & Bassett, 416 Wood street Thomas
Palmer's old stand.
. Clonk Department.
Complete line of new jackets black, and
colored, sp'ring designs, just arrived.
MWFSa i Huous & Hacke.
Tbo People's Store.
Grand re-opening Thursday, March 21,
For a good fitting dress suit, or overcoat
go to Pitcairn's, 434 Wood street WSu
English four-in-hand scarfs; the largest
and finest line ever brought to the city.
James H. Aikek & Co., 100 Filth ave.
In the Cloakroom To-Day.
Spring long garments newmarkets, ul
sters, raglans, 510 to 60, in very latest
shapes; many are imported garments, no
duplicates. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
' Penn Avenue Stores,
- THE! WOMEK'S CAMPAIGN?
' new: departurbs.': y ;
Banzlier Ss Shoenberg Hold a Saccessfal
Spring Opening Day.
Hundreds of the ladies of this city, and
just a few gentlemen, visited Danzigerfe
Shoenberg's mammoth stores oa Sixth
street and Penn avenue yesterday, and in
spected their new stock of goods.
A drygoods department has been added
to the many divisions of their large store.
So many reqnests have been made by their
customera lor such a departure, that they
finally acceded to their wishes.
On the first floor the firm had yesterday
displayed a full line of housefurntshing
goods, and are now able to furnish a house
complete, with the exception of such furni
ture as only dealers in chairs, beds, dressers
and the like handle, and deal in.
In one department, on (he first floor, they
have a fine assortment of lace curtains; in
another, ladies' underwear and other goods,
and in a third, laces, veiling and neckwear.
The gentlemen's furnishing department
contains all the neatest spring styles.
Tastefully arranged about the room are
counter? at which jewelry, bric-a-brac, per
fumes, umbrellas and odds and ends for
decorative purposes are offered for sale. A
fine linen department was one of the feat
ures of the display. Then there were
heavy'curtains, screens and portiers.
The millinery department occupies the
extensive second floor of the store. Here
were hundreds of trimmed and untrimmed
hats, and flowers of the latest styles. The
ladies' and children's cloak department is
now complete, with the latest styles of
spring cloth jackets, silk, lace and beaded
wraps and capes, jersey blouses and jack
ets; every novelty in color and design, em
bracing 'all the imported features of the
English, French and German markets.
Mr. Shoenberg, late of the firm of Shoen
berg. Freeman & Co., of New York, is now
one of the members of this firm.
The Bonell freezing process for benumbing
the gums previous to extracting teeth is ab
solutely safe. The danger of "ether and
other anesthetics is so well known that the
Bonell process must at once command the
support of all intelligent people. The only
apparatus of the kind in the city is at Dr.
F. H. Smith's Dental Offices, 504 Penn
ave. Office hours, 9 A. ll. to 5 P. M.
Ladle' Plaited Silk Hosiery
In the new spring shades, dark and light
only 76c a pair a bargain.
Jos. Horn e & Co.s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Glass Tubing All Sizes,
Lard oil burners all kinds, railroad lant
ernsbest makes, at Craighead's, 615 Smith'
A Big Car.
We have made a big cut this week in
prices in suits for boys and children. If
you want boys' clothing at half price, come
this week to the Hub. Bemember every
thing must be sold and now is your chance
for big bargains in clothing for men and
boys. Call at the Boston Clothing House,
439 Smithfield street.
250 pieces 27-inch width India silks at 75c
per yard;' actual 51 25 goods; new styles,
new colorings; an unequaled bargain.
srwrstt Huous & Hacke.
Onr Third Lot Printed India Silks at 75c.
These are, if anything, even better value
than those already sold at this price same
width (27 inches), light and dark colors;
choice styles in black and white also.
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
English four-in-hand scarfs: the largest
and -finest line ever brought to the city.
James H. Aiken 8c Co., 100 Fifth ave.
And elegant assortment of novelties in
plaids, checks and stripes new spring
colors, nt 50c per yard,
arwrsu Hugos & Hacke.
Ladles' Black. and White Cottoa Hosiery.
New styles in stripes and foot patterns
the black is positively fast.
Jos. Horne & Co.'s,
Penn Avenue Stores.
:' " KIDD'S
. ONLY 25 CENTa
A WOMAN'S COMPLAINT
Often is Oh, My Back, or how uncom
fortable these Corsets are, they Nearly
We can show Corsets, and only ask
you to try them, that we are sure will
give you relief. We give particular at
tention to this line of goods. Prices
0c, 75c, $1, $1 25 up to S3. ,
Our 60c, 75c and SI Kid Gloves can't
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.109 Federal Street,
Second door below Park Way. mhlO-xwr
PEACHES FOR CREAM
Delicious table fruit; also a full line of
California and Delaware fresh frults'ln extra
syrup, tins and class.
JNO.-A. RENSHAW CO.,
ja26-WS Family Grocers.
1AA HINTS KOR PASSENGERS TO
A pretty little book containing them pre
sented f tee on application in person or by P. C.
MAX SHAMBERG 4 CO..
Representatives or the Nord Deutscber Lloyd,
627Smitbneld St. Pittsburg. Pa., fel2-al-wStt
friELLER'S SCOTCH JAMS THE FINEST
Xv Imported in one pound porcelain pots; also
jellies, marmalade and preserved fruits, war
ranted pure, in class jars, for sale- br the case
or retail. - JNO. A. RENSHAW-4 CO.. -.
ja28-w3 - Liberty and Ninth stt.
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PENN AVENUE, STOg
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or.tvUMu jeArsir.a uT
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"iii upening 01 jnuiinexy bijjcs. lur
1889 this Tuesday, Wednesday and9f,
Thursday. Over 100 Paris Pattema oa j!
exhibition. ' "
Bonnets, Toques, Walking HatS
Bare novelties in Flowers, Feathers I'Z
and Ribbons. Latest styles in Chil '
dren's Hats in large assortment.
Still another bargain. lot the third
and best of all finest styles, cholco
shades, extra good in quality, black
and white, white and black, and me
dlnm and light colored grounds, 27
Inches wide, at 75c a yard.
Also, one lot Printed Bengalines Im
ported to sell at $2 our price 75c The
best-wearing Silks made Printed Jer
sey or Tricots, SI quality at 75a New
fancy striped Snrah Silks for combi
nation costumes at 75c, Jl and $125 a
yard. Elegant Paris Brocaded Satins,
finest fabrics woven, just opened
from the Custom House. .
Special bargain values in Black
Gros Grain Sllkg this week t 85c, U
(24-inch), SI 25 a yard.
Largest Dress -Goods Stock.
Broadcloths in spring shades at SI 25,
SI 50, S2 and S2 50 a yard, finest goods.
60-Inch French Costume Serges, beauti
ful colorings, at SI 65 a yard. 7-4 wide
Serge Sultlngs,'!2 and S150 a yard. En
glish Tailor 8uitlngv5i and 56-lnchVta J
single suit patterns, in the neatest and''
most effective styles. Wool Henrietta
Cloths, 46 inches wide, 24 shades, at 00a
a yard perfect in finish. Silk Warp
Henrietta Cloths, beautiful colorings,
SL SI 25 and SI SO a yard. New fancy'
Jacquard Wool Suitings, only 50c s
yard. Also stylish Plaids and Stripes in, -
the new colorings.
new frenchTdress robei
a 1' Empire and Directolre designs,
dirk and light shades, richest and hand
somest effects shown for this season.
Exclusive styles, shown' only in this
Dress Goods Department.
French Printed Challles, best quality,
over 100 separate designs, 35c and 50c a
yard, dark, medium and light colorings, -very
Lots of bargains in Glnchams and
Satlnes, Cotton Challles, Chintzes and
Prints. By all meaLS visit this Wash
Dress Goods Department.
THE CLOAK ROOM
shows the very choicest specimens of
Ladies' Spring Wraps, Peasant Cloaks,
Ulsters, Jackets, all prices, black and
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Spring stock of Lace Curtains and
new styles In Heavy Curtains now
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Prices that please close buyers.
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