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IN FLORA'S DOMAIN.
The Beauties and Glories of Sunny
IIN THE EAELI SPE1KG TIME.
A Discourajlnff Ontlook for Taniee Capi
talists, "Who Propose
TO COENEK THE FLOWEB JIAEKET
rcOEEXSPOSDETOE or Till DISri.TCH.1
March 2L Yankee en
terprise again knocks
at the door of lovely,
lazy Florida. This
tropical wilderness is
every day being forced
into prosaio progress.
The scheme of certain
New Tork capitalists
to raise flowers in Flor
ida for Northern mar
kets is jnst now agitating land agents in the
peninsnla, thrilling the souls of Yankee
belles and striking terror to the hearts of
the Jersey and Long Island florists. The
idea is aesthetic, poetical and flavors much
of the flower markets of Paris and New Or
leans. "When the Goddess Flora concen
trates the forces of her trust company in
Florida and makes the State an American
riviera, then may smiling maidens
and blooming matrons laugh in the
faces of Northern florists, while they
luxuriate in cheap, "sweet, fresh Florida
roses;" but until then my lady fair may
glory in the price that gratifies her aesthetic
soul, and await the revolution that will
place the radiant bloom and citrine odors of
I the orange, magnolia and jasmine within
i the reach of every parlor and ballroom.
I The idea is a good one, but will it be prac-
I ticable? The shortest possible time between
f Northern cities and North Florida is 36
f lours, but going to the Southern country,
I where success would more surely attend the
enterprise, on account of richer soil and
1 milder temperature, the average time, with
the attending breaks, from the gardens of
Florida to the ballrooms of the North, could
sot be less than GO hours.
JlS impracticable scheme.
Then, the only question to be considered
Is, would the delicate evanescent blooms
possess utility after such a journey? If so,
i- the scheme would be a success, and well
rxnay florists of our Eastern cities, as well as
of our great gas metropolis, grow green
with envy. New York papers, that are aid
ing the scheme, say:
"Apart from the usual proofs of common
sense, no clearer evidence of how much
, Northern florists fear this usurpation of
their rights is needed than is in their touch-
iness upon the subject."
But the bland gentlemen who cater to the
satisfaction of sstlieticism at the rate of SI
and $3 per rose during the wintry months
may eat, drink and be merry, for neither
this year nor next will Florida rotes, pinks
and sweet scented violets sell "cheap" in
Northern cities. The expense of trans
portation, gardening, commission fees, con
tention with the elements that prove fatal
in Florida, and, as o.ten as elsewhere, the
daily demand at good prices for flowers by
the thousands of tourists wintering in the
State, all work together to the advantage of
the Yankee florists, and when the idea of
"cheap" flowers cannot be carried
ont the scheme must prove a failure.
If the Florida orange has revolutionized
the orange business, as is claimed by certain
t capitalists, it is at the expense of the orange
producer, and while the cry of the vender,
Sweet Florida oranges, only 10 cents per
dozen," resounds throughout the broad
thoroughfares of our Northern cities, the
orange epicure knows the difference between
oranges labeled "Florida," at 10 cents per
dozen, and commission house "Indian
Rivers," and pays the extra price.
THE HOJIE OF THE EOSE.
So with Florida flowers; if they can be
Utilized in Yankcedom, with their beauty,
fragrance and aroma of tropical romance,
they will sell themselves and at fair prices.
"With our American labor system, American
monopolies and American extravagance,
the idea of "cheap" flowers among Mam
monites is in the dreamy future. The same
success that attends the flower gardens of
the Riviera and the flower markets of Paris
might be explained in Florida, were it not
that the American tourist is so lavish in his
expenditure of money, and pays the price
whether it be extravagant or not. So, until
a flower trust is formed, the price of Florida
blossoms, whether they be sold in Northern
or Southern markets, will be influenced by
surroundings and demands. Already the
idea is growing in Florida, and gardeners
ship to the leading hotels, but not at French
Florida is a land of delicious lights and
floating shades a veritable fragrant elys
ium the beautiful, sunny holiday grounds
of the Union. It is eminently aland of
hotels, the winter sanitarium and social
paradise of America, and with its match
less clime and witching, spicy sunlight, is
raeaireca ior me weaitny oi tne Aorta, and
it is only fortune's favorites that winter
here. Florida has been the fabled land of
flowers since Ponce de Leon's discovery,
but we must remember, by the old Span
iard's almanac, it was in the budding month
of April that he sawthe lani, when fragrant
" wild flowers and solt young foliage were
bursting into glorious bloom.
DISJLTPOESTIlf G DISCOVEEIES.
Most persons come here expecting to see
rank luxuriant exotics, roses in profusion,
Tines swinging and swaying with the
breezes, and are quite disappointed when
they see the floral display less proluse and
brilliant than their imagination pictured.
They forget that, like the North, the South
has also its seasons. Spring is the time of
bursting buds, the time when the mag
nolia and the jasmine, which have a beauty
as distinct and delicate as Mendelssohn's
"Songs Without "Words," are'in luxuriant
bloom, but as evanescent as a child's dream
,- of the star.
Some writer has called Florida the vesti
buled train hitched on to paradise, and the
tourist that visits the Peninsula now could
easily be persuaded to believe that he is,
, too, in the conservatory of Flora's do---
main. Hoses, and such roses Marechal
' Neil, Bennet, La Franci.Jelc are bloom-
ing profusely. "We might think that
Florida is the home of the rose, so luxuri
antly does it grow here, being cultivated
On almost any soil and at any point;
blooming constantly except through the
season ot frosts. But oh! there's the rub,
nnd a point against supplying Northern
markets during the season when flowers
would be in greatest demand. "When this
season will strike terror to the hearts of
gardeners cannot be predicted. It may be
any month from November to March, "le
pending entirely upon the frequency and
seasons of old Manitoba's carnival of bliz
zards and cyclones.
A UAED SEAbOK FOB FLOWERS.
So, for the sins of Manitoba, Florida, like
a petted beauty, is coquettish and treacher
ous, and, while she is springing into promi
nence Minerva-like, with all the complete
ness of an older country, many trying or
deals are passed through by those brave
enough to experiment in a new untried land.
One season frosts cut down delicate vegeta-
tion, and gardeners, after weeks of labor,
- must replant. Another season drought
"L J.iys waste the winter's work.
.This winter unparalleled rains have
discouraged the Mrongest faith, and
: acres ot vegetables almost ready lor raar-
' .kci,, mrus oi cane, Danana plantations,
kflelds of tube robes, calla lilies, etc., are
Bnndtr water. This is experienced only in
ecertain districts, particularly in the rich
g acres ot vegetables almost ready ior raar- Horroril Acid I'lioiphaic, -r- G.REINEJIAX
Eject, larms of cane h.innna nlnntafinnit Usefnl In all forms OI dvstieinia. , P.
Rtields of tube robes, calla lilies, etc are S2 AD W SIXTH STREET. if f I 1 tL 1 1 Jf "HLii jM
K. s i ".- . t-f Ail fintAv'.a fn I ABtn as a all 4ul.uu m M . M mt & sT V
'reclaimed" lands of the Disston Company,
and proves that more capital and more en
terprise must be expended to make the
dredging system a success even against the
But the North will be only too eager to
see the proposed scheme a success, and as
these certain capitalists have "lots ot money
and little use for it," the experiment would
be worth attempting. And when Florida
flowers sell so cheap in Northern cities that
"a dollar will load one's dinner table or
smother one's sweetheart, according to
taste," then will the tropical blooms add
one more tribute to the geuiui ot Yankce
dom. M. M.
SISTER BUB'S BUDGET,
A Bonrdlns Home for Servant Girls Pre
ventive Work for Women Resume of
the Week In Local Cbarltitblo nnd Re
ligion Circles. . ,
The new boarding house in Allegheny for
servant girls about to be opened the 1st of
April is a line of charity that should rec
ommend itself to every devoted housewife
specially, and to the sympathy ot all interested
in charitable work. Tbe home Is to be located
on Lacock street in Allegheny. The restric
tions may seem somewhat rigid to the average
domestic, but a little consideration will help
her to see that it is best. Fifty cents
a week will be asked of those who have
money, and nothing will be asked of
the destitute. Any servant paying $10
(in Installments, if preferred,) becomes
a member and may enter at ai.y time the Home
for nothing and In cae of her illness, or imper
ative need of rest, ill not only be given her
board free, but medical attendance as well. A
matron has been engaged at tbe rate of S3
and the girls at tbe Home, unless prevented by
Illness, will be expected to help in the work of
the Home. They will keep their rooms in order
and assist in the kitchen. The girls -Hill not be
allowed to have men call upon them. No one
will be allowed to attend a place of question
able amusement, and no one can remain out
later than 9 o'clock, unless in cases where the
matron is fully satisfied. Girls will find it a
profitable resting place on their Sundays and
Thursdays out. It is in the line of these
boirdinc houses that there is so much sugges
tive work; in many cities lodging houses are
provided for women and little children.
There are many women who would rather give
up life itself than part with tbe little ones
whose weight drags down the feeble strength
that would minister to their wants; there are
others willing to come to tbe poorest straits
rather than to beg. Others are seeking work
or temporarily homeless lor varied reasons.
Snch cases are without means, often not
having more than 15 cents; that amount is
sufficient in some cases to let in a woman and
her children for a night's shelter; these houses
cannot afford, nor is it best to a put a premium
on begging bv furnishing even these accom
modations without the mite that relieves it
from the humiliation that comes of asking
alms. Sometimes chnrcbes or charitable
societies furnish them tickets to these lodging
houses, whereby they engage to pay to tbe
house for a certain number of lodg
ings and meals. Those lodging houses
are, of course, only resting places,
affording tbe night's shelter or the
abiding place until work is found. At no time
.do they give without requiring something in
return. The mites will often suffice for tbe
current expenses, while only extras in the way
of repairs must come from outside friends.
The appended statement will make it clearer
expenses differ In different places. The outlay
and returns are given from such a lodging
house during six months of its existence: Bent.
JMW; gas, JSi: fuel, SS6 75; wages, SS5 60; provi-
JMW; gas, JSi: fuel, SS6 75; wage:
sions, SS40 60: sundries, JU0. To
ons, wu ou: sundries, stw. lotai, SAiiU 7o.
Receipts Received from lodtrers. IL306 60:
received ior meais. fc.s Zo.
Total. 2.084 75.
Thus leaving a balance of S52tobe donated,
Dnring tbe six months money had been re
ceived for KOU lodgings and 10,000 meals, from
about 650 women and children.
Preventive Work for Women.
Among other lines of work is that of "Pre
ventive Work Done by the Ladles of the New
York Bible and Fruit Missions." Cards are
printed and distributed at different points
among porters and attendants around the sta
tions and with the aitmg women. The work
had been previously explained, and they were
asked to co-operate in the work. From these
different points the cards would be borne back
to the mission by persons saying, '"Some one
gave this to me," or "1 was directed to you."
The cards read as follows:
Women desiring Christian sympathy and aid,
and those arriving In Hew York as strangers,
wishing to be directed to cheap and respectable
lodgings, are Invited to make themselves known
to Miss , the Protective Missionary of the
Kelt York Bible and Fruit Mission, 418 East
Twenty-sixth street, ewYork.
These cards were left as well with many large
drygoods stores, in hospitals, with nurses every
where, so that opportunity would be given
those seeking aid in this way. What was done
with those matin ir aDDlicationr Their want
were studied; sometimes a sight's lodging was
furnished sometimes a girl would be looked
after for dayB until employment was f nrniBhed.
Such work conld be more frequently done than
it is, and tbe expressions of gratitude that are
made and the real work done are alike grat
ifying. Notes of Local Interest.
Rev. W. R. Mackat delivered one of his
popular Lenten lectures this week.
The Y. P. S. C E. of the ButlerStreet Meth
odist Church, celebrated its fourth anniversary
The Fourth Methodist Protestant Church
netted some $200 at their musical entertain
ment. Liberty Hall, East End.
Peof. Richtee lectured Thursday evening
in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Sub-
i'ect, "-The Errors of Thomas Paine and the
Ilstakes of IngersolL"
The Y. M. C. A. gave the last of a series of
entertainments In the First PresDyterian
Church Friday evening. The programme was
varied and interesting.
The little people of the Butler Street Metho
dist Church were made unusually happy this
week, the occasion being an entertainment by
the celebrated Peake Bisters.
The cantata of "Joseph's Bondage" promises
to be a feature in musical circles next week
The proceeds are to go to the Eleventh United
Presbvtenan church. It will be given in tbe
East End Rink.
The Y. M. C. A. of East Liberty, gave their
industrial school their annual treat Saturday
afternoon in tbe Emory Methodist Church.
The children demonstrated their knowledge of
household work, "after which the ladies gave
them a dinner.
Alt entertainment was given Thursday even
ing In the First Congregational Church, Alle
;heny, for the benefit of the Sabbath school
ibrary. The entertainment consisted of a tea
and a book reccotlon and wonndup finally with
a debate on the prohibition question.
The Reformed Presbyterian Seminary ot
Allegheny held its graduating exercises this
week. Its notable visitors from abroad were:
Rev. J. C. K. Milligan, New York; .Rev. T. P.
Stevenson, V. D., of Philadelphia, and Walter
L Miller, of New York. The final examina
tions were held Tuesday. The candidates for
ministerial honors were S. G. Connor and. Q.
R. McBurney. both ot Washington county: A.
W. McCIurkan, of Wahoo, Neb.: E. JI. Milli
gan, of New York; R. C. Reed, Westmoreland
county; W. S. C. Samson, of Iowa; J. S. Thomp
son, of Iowa. Tuesday .and Wednesday after
noons were devoted to public exercises that
were held in Central Reformed Presbyterian
Church, Sandusky street. Four of the grad
uates have already received calls , to fields of
labor. Rev. 8 G. Connor to Miller's Run, West
WashingtonRev. A. W. McCIurkan to New
Alexandria, Pa.jBev. J. S. Thompson, Utica,
N. Y., and Rev. E. M. Milligan to. Parnassus,
The meeting of the Pittsburg Baptist
Association of Home and Foreign Mis
sions was held Thursday in the Shady
Avenue Baptist Church, East End. The
morning was given to the foreign work,
Mrs. J. F. Carey presiding. The spirit of tbe
meeting was disturbed by a communication
from the Sandusky Street Climch asking for
tbe adjustment of some trouble that had its
origin between the Secretary of the society, a
member of tbe Sandusky Street Church, and
the President, Mrs. Carey, and State Secretary
Mrs. J. N. Cushing. A discussion followed,
and a Committee of t o was appointed from
each church to meet in secret session and ex
plain the why and wherefore or It all.
Two thousand dollars was reported as
the sum total of tbe money raised during the
year. The largest amount was raised bv tho
Shady Avenue Cburcb. The election of officers
resulted: Mrs. M. A. Reymer, President; Mrs.
J.C Ltppincott-jVice President; Miss John
ston, Corresponding Secretary; Miss Jennie
Hutchinson, Recording Secretary; Mrs. C C.
Coffin, Treasurer. The afternoon was devoted
to borne missions, Mrs. Louii-o Estep in the
chair. Several papers were read, and the re
port of the Treasurer showed the work to be
encouraging from a financial basis. The fol
lowing were chosen officers: President. Mrs. J.
C. Lippincott: Vice President, Mrs. John
Myler: Corresponding Secretary,-Miss L. Mc
Mahon; Recording Secretary, Miss Prescott;
Treasurer, Mrs. W. J. Reggs.
'this week at Eosenbaum & Co.'e. .mhijsa"30"!!. RElEMAN. , Wrt frnwimiiM jlfc i i ff KJ
SQUEEZE THEIR FEET.
Women's Small Shoes. Corns, Bun
ions and Kindred Subjects,
THE OTHER SEX EQUALLY GUILTY.
Interesting Interviews With Shoemakers
VEHEMENT DENIALS OF THE PAIS ONES
rWBITTKtTOB THIS DISPATCH.
OW, when a woman is
accused ot lacing too
tightly, and woman has
suffered from this accu
sation as far back as we
have any history at allt
she always docs two
things. In the first
place she Indignantly
denies that there is any truth in the asser
tion, and in the second place she always
draws herself in, to employ what I believe
Is technical phraseology among tbe ladies,
and apparently demonstrates to the satis
faction of the man accusing that she has
really three times more corset on and about
her than is really necessary.
Tight lacing indeed! She is only 'steen
inches around the waist, and she could wear
a corset three sizes smaller than she does
without experiencing the slightest difficulty.
And something analagous happens when
anything about wearing tight shoes is sug
gested. If it is a brother or a husband who makes
this cruel intimation the dainty foot will
be placed upon a hassock at once, the dainty
fingers will shoot downward and grasp the
shoes at the toes, and the unfeeling male
animal will have to acknowledge that there
are at least three inches of shoe at the ex
tremities which are not occupied at all. Ot
course it is all a trick, just as much a trick
and just as clever as anything that Her
A MAGIO ILLUSION.
The truth oi the matter is that as soon as
the shoeJs raised off the floor, the forward
pressure on tbe foot ceases the toes are no
longer crowded to the front as they natural
ly are when the wearer of them is walking,
and besides that she pel forms a contortion
similar to that described with respect to the
corset. She takes a long breath and draws
in her toes and accommodates her entire
foot somewhere in the neighborhood f tbe
But even the ladles, as careful and dis
creet as they are, cannot always be on their
guard and cannot always carry on these
charming little deceptions with equal suc
cess. No man is a hero to bis valet, and no
woman can throw dnst in the eyes of her
shoemaker. "With the idea, therefore, of
learning something about the women of the
land and their pedal extremities, and the
truth abont the squeezing, soue leading
shoemakers and chiropodists have been in
terviewed and the result is given herewith.
A well-known Broadway salesman said:
Very few women will at first take a pair of
shoes large enough for them, and when they do
it is due to repeated urgings on the part of
salesmen. There seems to be a desire on the
part of most ladles to make their feet appear
small, no matter how much suffering their
doing so may entail.
ONE KTlfD OF HEROISM.
In many cases they will select and insist on
wearing shoes fully half a size to small and af
ter heroic attempts to "break the shoe in,"
will give it up in despair and send the shoes
back to bo exchanged for a larger pair.
We have a great deal of trouble in this way,
as sboesjfforn two or three times are as worth
less to us as the most broken and down-at-the-heel
pair could possibly be.
Our salesmen are very particular to fit tbe
customer's feet as closely as possible and still
give plenty of room tor the natural demands of
that very useful member of the human bodv.
They will always try and induce the customer
to take a shoe which Is a trifle too large rather
than a pair which are a trifle too small. I re
call a case of this kind of recent occurrence ex
actly in point One of our lady patrons was un
fortunate enough to have a foot just between
the sizes in the ready made shoe. She desired
a pair of shoes in a hurry, as she had no time to
watt for them to be made.
The salesman showed her a pair wH'hwere
just tbe least little bit too large, ifc.3 after
thoroughly explaining the difficulty o. '.ltting
her exactly, tried to prevail on her to sacrifice
appearance to comfort. Well, nonld you be
lie ve it, that woman insisted on taking the next
smaller size, which was obviously too small for
her, and actually went around tor two weeks
enduring all sorts of tortures. At tbe end of
that time she gave in and wanted us to change
the shoes. We told her we were not doing
business that way, and she replied that the
salesman should not have sold her a pair of
shoes that were too small for her.
THE OXHEB SEX, TOO.
"There is a desire on the part of most peo
ple," said a leading shoemaker, "to make
the loot look as small as possible. I would
not like to venture the assertion that this
weakness is more fully displayed by the
gentler half o( creation. Indeed, I find in a
great many cases that men evince more
anxiety to crowd their feet in a space
wholly incompatible with the size of their
feet than do the v omen.
Young dudish looking boys whose ages
range from 16 to 20 are much harder to in
duce to take a shoe large enough for them
than are their sisters. This is accountable
in Dart to their having reached an age when
they desire to find lavor in the eyes of tbe
fair sex by looking as natty as possible, and
a small foot is deemed nn indispensable ac
companiment to tneir gorgeous tout en
semble. You'may judge for yourself how strong is
the inclination to wear small shoes from
tho i : ins which I found necessary to have
displayed in each department. The signs
read as follows:
"Be sure you are properly fitted."
"Never wear a shoe too small."
A PROFESSIONAL OPINION.
"The popular impression that women
have more trouble with their feet than
men," said a Broadway chiropodist, "the
trouble being induced by wearing tight
shoes, is erroneous. I have been treating
troubles of the feet for more than 40 years, a
longer period than any other chiropodist in
this country, and I find that thenumber of
my patients who have injured their feet by
wearing tight shoes Is equally divided be
tween men and women. Corns grow on the
feet of women as oiten as on those oi men,
but everything to the contrary notwith
standing, corns are a constitutional mal
ady, and are not the result of wearing tight
shoes. Tight shoes make the wearer pain
fully aware of the presence of a corn, but
have nothing to do with its origin.
''That human nature is tbe same in man
as in woman is a theory that very few will
deny. When human vanity is made known
by the wearing of tight shoes and a more or
less deformed foot is the result, then I sup
pose a man who treats diseases of tbe feet is
naturally expected to be an authority on
vanity as well as corns.
"Ho specialist is needed in this line to
prove conclusively that in crushing the feet
out of shape men are quite as culpable as
women. Any non-professional observer
who walks along our fashionable thorough
fares or attends the social festivities of up
per tcudom, and carefully watches the male
portion of the assemblage, can readily de
tect the fact that under many a smooth and
shining surface of patent leather lurks un
told agony borne with a smiling visage.
The delicate mincing steps assumed by our
male promenaders are more eloquent than
any essay on the subject could possibly be.
No Advance In Carpets
At Edward Groetzinger's. "We paid more
for the spring stock than the goods sold at
last season, but will sell all grades at old
E rices. Mammoth carpet and curtain
ouse, 627 and G2S) Penn avenue.
Under tbe Direction of...R. M. GULICK &. CO
Business Manager, A J. BHEUDEtf
MONDAY, MARCH 25. J
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
LATEST AND GREATEST
HE YORK AND LONDON SUCCESSES
Under tho management of 3 AOOB L1TT,
With all its wondrous natural and mechan
ical scenic features, including
THE MASTERPIECE of STAGE REAUBM,
A FULL-RIGGED YACHT AT SEA.
The most accurate, complete and beautiful
aquatio tpoctacle ever shown.
OTHER PICTORIAL SURPRISEa
Night View of Old London.
The Rescue in Mid-Ocean.
A Vine-Clad Villa in Kent.
ALL ARE PICTURESQUE AND IMPOSING.
Mr. Joseph Slaytor,
Mr. Mark Lynch,
Mr. Lewis Baker,
Mr. Harry Hawk,
Mr. Fenwick Armstrong,
Mr. William Lee,
Mr. R. J. Move,
Mr. Charles Farley,
Mr, Robert Edwards,
Miss Marion Elmore,
Miss Helen Weatuersby,
Miss Leonora Bradley,
Miss Marie Harriott,
(Artistic Safe Blowing by Experts.)
SENSATIONAL AND STARTLING.
Introduction of two renowned and reformed
burglars, "Spike" Hennessey and "Kid" Mc
Coy, who will "blow" open a real iron safe,
with expert tools ana skill, at each perform
ance. Next Week THE CRYSTAL SLIPPEK.
The best of the best, the finest of
the fine, everything as near perfec
tion as human skill can make. .
Quality, fit, make and the abnor
mally low prices are their recom
mendation. We've been famed for
years for our superb styles and high
quality goods and we intend to make
this season further and still greater
inroads with the business done by
high-priced merchant tailors. We'll
convince gentlemen that it is pure
folly for them to pay outrageously
high prices for their clothing when
they can get here goods better in
every way for anywhere from one
third to one-half less money.
I A oo -
OUR STORE THE MOTHER'S PARADISE.
Everything in Children's Suits that a fond mother's heart could wish
Swell little things, cute small ones, nobby large ones. Our assort
ment of Suits for the little ones the only real complete one in the city.
Kilt Suits, one and two piece, in all the lovely French novelties, imported
especially by us, as well as every novel and new design of American
manufacture. Just depend on it that our Juvenile Clothing is the most
charming ever seen. Not a word will we say about prices other than we
guarantee to undersell each and every clothier in the State. We can do
it and invite every parent to ascertain this fact for themselves by coming
and priceing our goods.
COMPLETE EASTER OUTFITS FOR THE BOYS. .-.
A MAMMOTH ASSORTMENT OF HATS A2SD CAPS! SPRING SHAPES ! SPRING STYLES!
Fine Silk Hats!
i iarT n
Fancy Caps in all colors. In faot there's nothing in the Hat line but what we can supply you with and all at lower prices than you can get them forirom any one else.
Spring Styles Shirt Waists! Very Latest in Spring Neckwear! Al! Kinds of Hose, Underwear, Shirts, Footwear, etc.
And so it goes alLalong. We save you money everywhere, in all departments, etc:, on everything you buy.
Week Commencing March 25,
First production in this 'city of the beautiful
Every actor and actress In the city invited
to the Thursday Matinee.
nurrvq Matinee. 10c; reserved seats, 15c 4 20o
PRIO.bbJ1igntil0c. rejervea qeats,l5e425o
April 1 Martin Hayden's "Boy Hero" Co.
E.D. WILT Lessee and Manager.
Evenings punctually at 8.
Matinee Saturday at 2.
commencing Monday, March 25.
Special Engagement of
The Charming Comedienne,
LONDON COMEDY COMPANY,
In the following delightful comedies.
3 Separate and Distinct Pieces at Q
Each Performance. . O
"A Game of Cards"
"My Milliner's Bill"
(His 'art was true to Poll.)
Friday Nights and
"In Honor Bound"
"The Oirous Rider"
Week of April 1-The Sparkling Nellie Mo
Henrv.ln "3 of a Kind."
Imperial Club Reception,' 1
AT IMPERIAL HALL.
Corner Seventh avenue, and new Grant street,
Monday Evening, March 25.
ORIGINAL ROYALS, MoMICHAELS.
Dancing from 8 to Z Admission CO cents.
MagDiflcent Tropical Scenes.
IS THE STOCK OF SPRING GOODS WHICH
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Offer in all their attractiveness, magnificence, grandeur andtastefulness. There's nothing made worth having
but what is here. In every department our stock is thoroughly complete. The variety we offer in styles
and materials is so wide that we know we can satisfy every buyer in every particular. The best
manufacturers in the world supply our wants and you're sure of getting the right thing here and
what is more you're sure of getting it at a lower price than any other dealer can sell it for.
We desire tp be known for cheapness, but we handle no cheap goods; that is to say we
give even in low priced goods the very best article the market affords for the
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FAREWELL TO AME RICH
FAREWELL TO PITTSBURG.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
EVENINGS AT 8.
APRIL 1 AND 2, AT
OLD CITY HALL
The Two Farewell Piano Recitals ot the
World Famous Pianist,
Will occur as above, on which extraordinary
occasions he will have tbe assistance of
The Popular Boy Violinist.
CHAaE. PRATT, Accompanist
Admittance, including reserved seat,
SI (X Also 75 cents.
Bale of seats commences Thursday at
H. Eleber &. Bros. xnb24-4
Monday Evening, March 25.
Matinees: TnesiaLanrsiay & SaMay.
The Big Four.
t Horse-Shoe i
Smith fc Lord.
E. G. Johnson.
April 1-The Night Owls.
MONDAY, MARCH 25.
Captain Paul Boyton's Monstrous Sea Serpent.
Happy Jack Sntton's Mirror of the Plains.
Madam Johnson, the Jersey Giantess.
Ad. Carlisle, Slight of band.
Clark Glbbs, Dnncan Sisters,
Nellie Olive, John Gilroy,
The Great Zulka.
The whole to collude with the laughable
MURDER AT THE TOLL GATE.
Coming week of April 1 Arion Swiss Bell
Attention, Single Tax Men!
There will be a debate between PROF. JOHN
HORROCKSandJ. D. MoDADE, MONDAY
EVENING, MARCH 25, at Hopper's Hall,
212 Smithneld street. Subject "Resolved,
That tbe Single-tax Question Does Not Involve
the Question of Protection or Free Trade."
Tbe public is invited to attend. Admission
BRIGHT AS A NEW
We have the best of everything
goods which you'll not find in any
other store in town. Correct Cloth
ing for dress, business and work, for
rren; all the latest and finest styles
in the market; Boys' Clothing
which will be just what mothers
desire for appearance and service,
at prices which will lessen the strain
on the parental purse; Hats and
Caps in all latest styles; Furnishing
Goods for spring and summer wear
and Footwear which is the best in
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to 400 MARKET STREET.
BRING THIS "AD" WITH YOU
AND ASK TO SEE THE GOODS.
We never advertise goods that we-do not have in'stock and
will sell them at the prices advertised. ; "
this style w5.
Chiffonier, BooKcase' and Mantel Styles,
ta 60, 113, up to 55.
We have a few Ladies' and Children's Win
ter Wraps left over. You can buy them at
almost any price. We will not carrv them over.
TERMS CASH OR CREDIT.
WE OFFER THIS WEEK:
Cheap Inirralns 20 to 25c per yard
Medium Ingrains , SO. to 40o per yard
Finelngrains 0 to 65c per yard
Hemp Carpets 17 to 2Sc per yard
Good Brussels i. 65 to Wo per yard
Cheap Brussels 50 to 60c per yard
Body Brussels,...-.. $1 00 to SI SO per yd
Send ns your name and address. We'll
charge). Then you can come and select patterns that will not waste in cutting. All carpets
cut and matched if desired. CARPETS MADE
2 50 for This Parlor Table,
Same Tablt,Marb!e Top, $3 25
Reed anfi Rattan Eociers.
Old English Rockers. Neat
Flnsh Seat and Back Rocken,
lightly made and bandy to car
ry to any nart of tbe house.
A large stock to select from I
in both wood and marble tops, '
Select tbe eoods now, while the new stock is all on tbe floor. We'll keep the goods till yon
want them. Onr prices speak for themselves. If you cannot pay all cash at time of .purchase,
pay what you can, and we'll give you time to pay the balance.
Terms, Cash or Easy Payments.
&DMUND80N & PERRIN,
The Largest Furniture and Carpet Store in Pittsburg'.
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De the lowest possible.
PANTS and SHORT PANT SUITS !
This department ot ours is crowded with such elegant goods at such
low prices that we are sure of adding many thousands of new customers
to. the vast army of purchasers who now make this store their headquar
ters for Boys' Clothing. Talk about new styles, exquisite designs and
dainty novelties, we have everything here, sure. The combination of
colors and tints is exquisitely beautiful and the trimmings as fine, and
artistic as possible. Couple these desirable qualities with the fact that
all our goods are guaranteed to give satisfactory wear and that prices
will be found to be the lowest and you have the secret of our enonnoaa.
,v CONFIRMATION SUITS A SPECIALTY.
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THIS LARGE EASY CHAIR ONLTH
Covered with a nice pattern goods
and cood UDholstennz; an orna
ment in any parlor: a nice vari
ety at Silk and Mobalr Plnsb
Rockers, price $9. til, 513 50.
CHINA WARE. MATTRESSES, !
STOVES. SPREADS, '
POR CASH OR EABY PAYMENTS. '
Lace Curtains 50c. 75c and 5L per pair
Lace Curtains H 60, S2, $3 60 per pair
Laoe Curtains... 3 to SO per pair
Wilton and Velvet Carpets at the lowest
Carpet Sweepers. SI 2a, $2 25 and S3 T5
Saves dnst andlabor. -
yAIl new spring- designs.
TERMS CASH OR CREDIT.
send at once and measure your rooms ffree of
S25 will buy this larze Side
board. Beveled Mirror. Ea
Elish Oak. Large Drawers and
Cupboard. Wide top ornament
shelves. Another creat ar
ealn. Lower grades. 111 50,
S1SSXS22. Finer grades. 335,
$55. $75. Look at onr $00 line.
will sell them at
BIG BOYS5 CLOTHING.
Forty large tables piled high with
long pant Suits and Spring Over
coats, to say nothing of large quan
tities of fine Pants and Coats. Suits
in all the latest styles, and you have
choice from an almost endless vari
ety of the newest and handsomest
materials. Our buyers, who were
the earliest in the market, scoured
every Clothing center for the best,
wliile other dealers were asleep, and
the consequence was that they
scooped in the finest of the fine,
leaving later buyers to take what
our buyers left Depend on it there
is no room for improvement in our
goods and our prices will, as usual,
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