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- MONDAY, AERH7 22,
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' h ' , r ' ' - - ' VAt
Amzi Sniilh, Superintendent of the
i" Senate Document Room,
BAS iT0 FEAR OF LOSING BIS JOB,
.Because in His Fifteen Tears Official Ex
perience He Has Sever
FACE, SAME OR NUMBER
israelii. IKLEGBAM TO THE DIsrATCB.1
Washixgtox, April 21. Washington
is a city of curious characters. There are
more unique people in the public service
here than there are gathered together in one
.place in any other part ot this great coun
try. The department clerk obtains his ap
pointment to place through the influence of
some political friend or by the slow and
devious route of civil service examination.
If his place is a desirable one, he holds it
just as long as his patron remains inJavor
with "the powers that be." The great army
of department employes go on in the routine
of their dull day's work until the exigencies
of the public service require a change in the
offices in which they are employed. Then
they go out to make room for others more in
favor with the administration.
A man must be exceptionally bright or
exceptionally dull to remain in the public
service for any great length of time. Very
often a man is found who is so especially
well adapted to certain work that his su
periors hesitate to remove him, for fear that
the public service will suffer seriously with
out him. If, on the othor hand, a man is
so dull that he is content to go on year after
year doing the same routine work, and if
his work is of so unimportant -a character,
and the salary attached to- it is so trivial as
to make the place one of few attractions, he
may remain undisturbe d for an almost'in
definite period. That there are such places
- in the public service places of little at
tractiveness and inadequate pay is proved
by the fact that the civil service commis-
sion have lrequently to offer a vacancy to
15 or 20 of those who have passed the regu
lar examination and are fully qualified to
perform its duties before they can find any
one willing to accept the appointment
A SIATTEK OF PABXT.
In the service of Congress the conditions
are entirely ' different. The civil service
rules which are supposed to control appoint
ments to public office in the departments do
sot govern here. Congress regulates the
appointment of its own employes that is,
the two houses of Congress elect officers and
these officers appoint their subordinates ac
cording to their own desires, theoretically,
but in realitv according to the wishes of the
members oT the House or Senate belonging
to the party then in the majority. It would
be a much easier matter for a Republican
to hold an important clerkship in one of
the departments under a Democratic ad
ministration than for a Iternblican or a
Democrat either to hold the smallest posi
tion in the gift oi the officers of the House
when those officers are of a different politi
There are exceptions to this rule in the
government of the Senate, for that body
affects a dignity which will not permit it to
squabble over the distribution ot small po
litical favors. Some of the doorkeepers of
the Senate chamber are Democrats, jfist as
certain of the Senate committees have Dem
ocrats, at their heads. But the Secretary of
the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms, and all
other officers of significance"are of the politi
cal belief of the party in power. A man
therefore who remains in the employ of the
Senate or House in a position of any im
portance under both Democratic and Ee
publican rule must be a man of significant
ability. One of the few men under this
classification is the Superintendent ot the
senate document room, -Jim smith. JNo
change of party will ever 'affect him. His
tenure of office is secure. Only death or his
own desire will ever divorce him from the
Senate document room. Every man in pub
lic life during the lalt 15 years can under
stand why. Mr. Edmunds, the venerable
Senator from Vermont, or his colleague,
Mr. Morrill, the President, who spent six
rears in the Senate, or the Vice President,
Sir. "Morton, could tell why Amzi Smith is
invaluable in the position which he now
holds and which he has held for 15 years.
THE MAN WITH A 5LE1IOKY.
Among public men and others with whom
he has been brought in contact, Amzi Smith
is known and identified as "the man with a
memory." In his capacity as superintend
ent of the document room, Mr. Smith pre
sides over the destinies of the thousands of
bills, resolutions, reports and other docu
ments which pass through the two Houses
of Congress, go to the public printer, and,
' returning, are stoied away in the Capitol
for the use of committees, individual Sena
tors and others interested in their fate. A
little doorway just opposite the entrance to
the diplomatic gallery to the Senate leads
to the document room. It is, in fact, a se
ries of rooms over which Mr. Smith pre
sides. On their shelves are piled'thousands
of printed documents all unbound, the ma
jority of them being bills introduced in
either the Honse or the Senate. At each
stage in the passage of a measure a new
print is had, and copies oi each of these
prints are kept in the document room that
the exact phraseology of a law at any par
ticular period of its incubation may be
learned easily by reference. As these doc
uments are received they are indexed by
number, title and subject, so that from time
to time copies may be had quickly when
Here is where the peculiar, the remark
able characteristic of Mr. Smith is seen. He
is a walking index of the documents stowed
away on the shelves of the document room,
and few who have not followed the proceed
ings of Congress through a session will ap
preciate without great effort the significance
of this statement Think of the 15,000 bills
and resolutions that were introduced at the
first session of the last Congress, and add to
them the thousands of executive documents,
miscellaneous documents, reports and other
papers pertaining to legislation which pass
through the printer's hands; remember that
the documents called for are th documents
not only of this Congress but of last Con
gress and the Congress before and the Con
gress before that
HE KEVEE FORGETS.
Think, too, of the necessary doubling
caused by the introduction of like bills in
two or more successive Congresses, with the
consequent puzzle growing out of the
change of number. Think of all this and
begin to appreciate in some degree what it
is to be able upon receiving a request for "a
bill for the relief of "Wm. C. Jones intro
duced some years ago" to state, without
reference of any kind, that the bill was in
troduced in the forty-eighth Congress, first
Session, and that its number is (say) 972. I
'do not mean to say that Mr, Smith is infal
lible, that he remembers every one of the
documents in his possession, or that he does
not at rare intervals make mistakes; but his
accuracy is something remarkable.
An instance of it: Not long ago there
walked into the document room an elderly
gentleman who desired a copy oi a bill for
the relief of Erskine Allen. That was the
only title bv which he knew the bill, the
'only means o'f its identification that be had.
When the request was preferred, Mr. Smith
said: "lje was the armorer at Springfield,
Mass., was he not? The bill was intro
duced in the Forty-eighth Congress, first
session, and its number is 823." "When the
bill was brought down from its self and
was found to bear the number which Mr.
Smith had rtnrtnhered as beloneinsr to it
the inquirer expressed some surprise at the I
TftpntivA .... r r CmttU'a mind "XT'. 1
V . , " H"er oi air. "" "" ui,
smith looked up and said: "I know
your face. You were in here one day
two years ago and asked for a copy of an
amendment to the deficiency bill. It re
lated to the Company, and you are
Mr. -. .
And he was right
The. only time that
the elderly gentleman had been in the
document room before was in 1886, when he
went there on the business Mr. Smith de
scribed. Mr. Smith had never seen him at
any other time.
ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS. ,
Another instance of Mr, Smith's remark
able knowledge of not only the number and
title, but the contents of the document "in
his possession was related to me. Some
years ago a Senator sent to the document
room the letter of a constituent asking for
a copy of a bill lor his relief introduced in
the House five years before. The appro
priation in the bill had been so cut down in
the Senate that he had refused to receive
the money. In the request for the bill
no mention was made of the damage
for which he had sought relief.
There was no guide to the document except
the name of the man. Mr. Smith hunted
for this name in the index of the document
room; it was nowhere to be found. Mr.
Smith racked his memory, but he could not
.place the name. Later in the day he was at
fiome when there canje to his mind, without
warning, the scene of the sinking of the
monitor Tecumseh in Mobile bay. On the
dav following he looked through his index
lor" a bill in relation(to the sinking of the
Tecumseh. Turning to it he found, far
down in the body ot the bill, a provision ap
propriating so much money for the relief of
the man whose name had been sent to him.
This man, it seems, had been the purchaser
ofthe wreck of the Tecumseh. The Navy
Department canceled the sale and he came
before Congress with a claim for damages.
It was Mr. Smith's knowledge of these facts
at the time, coupled with his remarkable
association and retention of ideas, that en
abled him to trace this bill five years after
it had attracted the attention of Congress,
and with such clew to its identity as would
have been almost useless in other hands.
Mr. smith has been in charge of the docu
ment room since 1873. In his 16 years of
service he has handled probably 150.000
documents. Their very multiplicity would
puzzle the ordinary mind. Mr. Smith has
no idea how he remembers; thatishe has no
system andvhe makes no great effort to re
member. A THICK OP MEMORY.
He goes .ver a document when it comes
into his possession and when there have been
two or three calls for it he has so familiar
ized himself with it that, if it is again asked
for, he has only to look into one ot the many
thousand pigeon holes of his memory and
there is its number stowed safely away. I
asked him one day if these numbers did not
haunt him. I remembered my first experi
ence with the typewriter when, after a half
hour of practice during the day, I found
myself night and day, sleeping and waking,
picking out the letters on an imaginary
keyboard and spelling pollysyllabic words
with them. But Mr. Smith has none of
these troubles. His memory is docile. It
is quiet when its services are not needed and
it seldom annoys its owner. There was a
time some years ago, when Mr. Smith was
troubled with insomnia, that the numbers
ran a rapid race night and day through his
brain. Even now when he works himself
into a state of nervous excitement during
the day he finds himself at night hunting
the shelves of an imaginary document room
for phantom bills. But ordinarily he is not
troubled in this way.
Of recent years, however, he has had a
new ahd unique trouble. He finds himself
transposing figures. If a document num
bered 1,061 comes into the document room
Mr. Smith's memory is likely to make of
that number 1,046, and when I say "likelv"
I mean rather "not unlikely," for it is not
otten that Mr. Smith finds his memory
playingliim so fantastic a trick. He recog
nizes it so well, however, that he makes due
allowance lor it If his memory tells him
that a document he is seeking is numbered
1,054, and he finds upon examination that
Jso. I,0b4 is not the document he wants he
turns immediately to No. 1,046. He knows
that this little failing more often takes the
form of transposing the last two figures of a
number, and he governs himself accord
ingly. A COINCIDENCE.
I spoke of the recurrent introduction of
the same bill in two or more successive
Congresses. This is complicated by the in
troduction of like bills in House and Sen
ate. To have a proper idea ot the status of
a measure it is necessary to Know whether
or not it has passed either house or which of
the two bills has reached the more advanced
stage. In the course of business Mr. Smith
traces these double bills, and as one Con
gress succeeds another and old familiar
bills begin to pop up, he classifies them
anew under theirtresh numbers. In all his
16 years of continuous, active experience he
has known only one instance in which the
same bill has come up twice under the same
number. That was a bill relating to public
land in Kansas which, by a remarkable
coincidence, appeared in both the Forty
first and the Fortv-second Congresses as
Mr. Smith is an invaluable assistant to a
great many Senators and to mostof the com
mittees of Congress. He is kept constantly
busy supplying documents of this and other
Congresses to pages and other messengers,
to would-be beneficiaries of the Government,
and to newspaper correspondents. He does
not come very much in contact with the
curiosity seeker or the casual visitor to the
Capitol. His department is one of hard
wort and his room is not one of the display
features of the Capitol building, with
those with whom he does come in contact,
however, he is always genial, and the most
persistant seeker after hidden knowledge
has failed by his importunities to drive the
smile from his lips or the pleasant wdrd of
welcome from his tongue.
Mr. Smith is of scholarly bearing. He is
rather spare of figure, of medinm height,
with shoulders whose slight curve indicates
a life at the desk. His thin hair is gray,
and so are his full, square-trimmed whis
kers. He has clear-cut features with rather
prominent cheek bones, and eyes which are
set well back, usually behind a pair of gold
rimmed glasses. O'Brien-Bain.
Two Policemen Married.
Two police officers of the Third district,
Southside, were married last evening. Of
ficer J. J. Grogan, who has had charge of a
beat on Mount "Washington for several
years, and Miss Katie Beil, of South Nine
teenth street, were married in St John's
Church, by Eev. O. P. Gallagher. Officer
Bartholomy Carmody and Miss Susie
Laughlin were married at the Holy Cross
Church, by Rev. Thomas Devlin.
Father and Son Injured.
While Conrad Free, of Louis Free &
Bros., Carson street, was driving in his
buggy with his son last evening his horse
got frightened at the Panhandle bridge, at
the foot of Brownsville avenue. The horse
ran away, and the two occupants were
thrown from the buggy. Free was batTIy
hurt, but his son only received some slight
injuries to his side.
The police raided Mike Saratango's place
in the East End last night Fifteen
Italians were captured They have been in
the habit of laying in a supply of beer on
Saturday night and spending the Sunday
in rioting and fighting. The neighbors got
GIrU Tricycles and Boys' Velocipedes.
Tricycles for girls from 4 to 7 years, 7 to
10 years and 10 to 15 years. Boys' veloci
pedes, all iron and steel wheels, for boys
from 4 to 12 years, at J. G. Lauer's Toy
House, 620 Liberty st
M. Selbert ds Co.
For all kinds of furniture, the best and
cheapest Call at the large furniture fac
tory, Lacock and Hope streets, near railroad
bridge, Allegheny. d
At $12 50 each, a specially attractive vest
front jacket, all sizes and colors.
MflTSU HUGUS & HACKE.
Many additions to-day of half-dollar all
wool dress goods to the great 35c and 40c de
partments. Boaos & Buhl.
FfiEE FARMS 'FOE ALL
Continued from First Page.
these lands at once. Therefore I say the
excess of immigration into this country,
while entailing temporary hardships upon
the disappointed settlers, will be conducive
to great national prosperity in the end by
forcing the Government into at once open
ing up the other unoccupied lands to settle
tlement There will be homes enough for
all who are now seeking them. ,
A MATTER OP EEGEET.
"It is a matter of serions retrret that the
( Senate did not pas the Oklahoma bill.
This bin would have furnished a lawful
government to the people who would have
settled on these lands, and would have in
spired confidence and displaced all fears of
violence.' "But I have great faith iu the ca
pacity of the American people to govern
themselves.'and believe that the people who
may settle on these lands will at once estab
lish' a provisional government which will
give perfect security to persons and prop
erty. How this can be accomplished I will
explain briefly.- ,
"As soon as more than 100 people have
assembled at any place likely to become a
town site, the inhabitants shall call a mass
meeting and at once appoint a provisional
Mayor and other city officers, adopting for
their guidance and government the laws of
Kansas, the nearest State, in reference to
the government of cities and towns. This
provisional goyerment should at once call
an election tor Aldermen and put a city
government in complete force.
A TEEEITOEIAL CONVENTION.
"The Mayor of the city should next co
operate in issuing a call for a Territorial
Convention to be composed of delegates
from every municipality or center of popu
lation. I would suggest also that tne in
habitants of 'No Man's Land should be in
vited to co-operate in this movement After
this convention is called, it could be con
vened in two weeks time. The Provisional
Territorial Government to be established
should adont as a basis thereof ti-
le 23, chapter 1, of the re
vised statutes of the United
States relating to the government of all Ter
ritories. Having adopted these provisions
and elected the Governor and other pro
visional territorial officers, further proceed
ings for the complete establishment of a
provisional government will be found
clearly set forth in the section of the
statutes to which I have referred. Care
should be taken to comply with every law
of Congress in the formation of this govern
ment PLENTY OF COURTS.
"The United States Court recently estab
lished in the Indian Territory, to be held at
Muscogee, will have jurisdiction in all
civil cases involving more than $100 and in
ail criminal cases, the punishment of which
is less than death or imprisonment in the
penitentiary. The United States Court at
Wichita will have jurisdiction of capital
cases and felonies. The United States mar
shal for the Indian Territory may appoint
as many deputies as he sees fit, and the
United States Court at Wichita may ap
point United States commissioners for this
region, who will have authority to hear all
complaints and bind over offenders, either
to Wichita or Muscogee courts, ac
cording to the jurisdiction thereof.
"With tn aid of these courts and the pro
visional government which the people may
adopt there is no doubt that a government
will be established adequate to the wants of
the people and which will furnish complete
protection to persons and property until
Congress, meets, when I have no doubt, a
bill organizing the Territory of Oklahoma
will be passed without delay. This bill
will validate all acts of the provisional gov
ernment taken in good faith for the pur
poses I have mentioned."
A FEMALE FIREBUG.
Lima Troubled With an Incendiary, Who fc
Said to Be n Woman.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Lima, April 21. The firebugs who
operated in the northwestern portion of this
city last fall and set fire to dozens of build
ings, seem to have returned again, and last
night set fire to the kitchen adjoining the
residence of John Franks, on "West "Wayne
street Crude oil was used this time, but
luckily the fire was discovered in time to
1 prevent any great loss. It is claimed that
the incendiary is a woman.
WE1HE IS SANGULN'E.
The Amalgamated Association President
Anticipates no Scale Tronbles This Year.
I6PKCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Toungstotvn, April 21. President
William Weihe, of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation, who has been visiting the rolling
mills here and throughout the Mahoning
Valley, lelt this morning for Pittsburg.
He stated that everything was running
smoothly, and when asked in regard tolhe
scale said he anticipated no trouble over the
A Clear Storo Robbed.
Thieves entered George Lang's cigar
store on Center avenue early yesterday
moming, taking $21 and a quantity of
cigars. They then tried to break into
James Cavanaugh's place, but were fright
Kino Pots Broken.
At Bryce Bros.' flint glass house, on
South .Twenty-first and Wharton streets,
nine pofe are broken, and the firm has de
cided not to replace them. It is alleged
that a scarcity of work makes the pots un
necessary. mpure Blood
Is the cause of Boils, Carbuncles,
Pimples, Eczema, and cutaneous erup
tions of all kinds. There can be no per
manent cure for these complaints until
the poison is eliminated from the sys
tem. To do this thoroughly, the safest
and most effective medicine is Ayer's
Sarsaparllla. Give it a trial. -
"For the past twenty-five years I
have sold Ayer's Sarsaparilla. In my
opinion, the best remedial agencies for
the cure of all diseases arising from im
purities of the blood are contained in
this medicine." G. C. Brock, JJrug
gist, Lowell, Mass.
"My wife was for a long time a suf
ferer from tumors on the neck. Noth
ing did her any good until she tried
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, two bottles of which
made a complete cure." W. S. Martin,
Burning Springs, W. Ya.
"We have sold Ayer's Sarsaparilla
here for over thirty years and always
recommend it when asked to name the
best blood-purifier." W. T. McLean,
Druggist, Auguita, Ohio.
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Price (1; six bottles, $5. Worth $5 a bottle.
THE OCEAN SOUSE
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J..
Now open under old management,
fe2231-MWF y J.A.REID.
THE CHALFON1 E. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
MOVED TO THE BEACH.
ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
UNSURPASSED OCEAN VIEW.
Salt water baths in the house. Elevator.
apl&31-r E. ROBERTS & SONS.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
Ou tbe beach, sea end of Virginia avenue.
Steam heat electric bells. Will open Febru
"DEDFORD .MINERAL SPRINGS.
) BEDFORD. PKNNA.
Leading mountain resort. Water unequated.
Hotel newly furnished. OpensJnneS. Write
lor circular. L. B, DOTY, Manager.
Babby'S Teicopherojts guaranteed to
make hair grow on bald heads; eradicates
scurf a"nd dandruff. H ,
Tbe Main tine.
See this great play at Harris' Theater a
maivelous production. D
Just received a line of entirely new
shapes and styles of lace and figured net
short wraps. Huaus & Hacke.
- Dr. Sophr E. Feltwell, Dentist.
. On and after April 1, office, room
BEADLING At Banfaiville, on Sunday,
April 21, 18S9,at 1:15 P. Jr., ROBERT BEADLING,
in his 70th year.
Sleep, dear husband, take thy rest;
God calls thee home, He thought it best;
It was hard to part with thee,
But God's strong arm supported me.
Services at 2:30 p. il, Tuesday, April 23, at
his late residence, Banksville. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited to attend. 2
BAILEY At her residence. Cleveland, O.,
on Friday. April 19. 1889, at 1120 P. Jt., MABIA
L. Rur ledge, wife of John.M. Bailey, in the
56th year of her age.
Funeral services at the residence of F. H.
Luty, No. IS Central street Allegheny City,
to-day (Monday), April 22, at 2 o'clock P. sr.
CONRAD-On Sunday afternoon at 12.30
o'clock, Florence S., daughter ot John P.
and Lena Conrad, aged 2 years.
Funeral from the residence of her parents,
No. 84 Twelfth street Southside, on Monday
AFTERNOON at 2.30 O'clock.
Adrian (Mich.) papers please copy.
KENNEDY-On Sunday, April 21, at 10.35
a. jr., HXNnah Elizabeth, wife of Will
Kennedy, in her 15th year.
Funeral from her late residence, 663 Fifth
avenue, on Monday, April 22, at2 p. M. Friends
of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
McCLOSKEY On Saturday night. April 20.
1889, at 11:40, Cabbie, dauchter of Mary and
John E. M cCloskey, aged 2 years and 11 months.
Funeral from residence of parents, 293 Forbes
street on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
RENVERS On Saturday, April 20, at 9.15
A. at, Teresa, wife of Joseph G. Renvers,
aged SO years apd 20 days.
Funeral from her late residence, rear of 22
Race street Allegheny, on Tuesday, April 23,
to proceed to St Philomenil's Church, where
services will be held at 9 A. If. Interment pri
STRATMAN-On Friday. April 19. 1SS9. at
10.30 p. m., Gerhard Stbatman, in the 79th
year of his age, at the residence of his son-in-law,
Phillip Lange. 63 Washington street
Fourth ward, Allegheny City.
Funeral services Monday morning at 8
o'clock at St. Mary's B, C. Church, Liberty
street Allegheny. 2
WILBUR-On Saturday. April 20, 1889, at 10
A. m., Reuben A. Wilbur, in the 53d year ot
Funeral services at the residence of his
father-in-law, John Swinbnrg, Sr near Arm
strong Station, on the A. V. R. R., on MON
DAY, 22d inst. at 1 p. jr. Friends of the family
are respectfully invited to attend. 2
ZIMMERMAN-On Saturday, April 20, 1889,
at 1 A. II., CjHSUL. matilda zjhmekhas,
youngest daughter of Nicholas and Margaret
Zimmerman, aged 17 months.
Funeral from the family residence, 657 Leo
nora street East Liberty, at 2 p. IT. to-day.
Friends of the family aro respectfully invited
(Successors to Meyer, Arnold & Co., Lim.,)
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER.
Office and residence, 1134 Penn avenue. Tel
ephone connection. myl0-h53-arwr
JOHN L. TREXLER & CO.,
Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Livery
and Boarding Stables. Nos. 378 and 3S0
Beaver ave. Residence. 681 Preble
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First size Chas. Downing, per barrel, $3 75.
Early Gem. yiek's Extra .Early, DakotaJJed,
2 25 per barrel. Second size 50c per barrel
less. Order early at these prices.
JOH2T E. & A. MURDOCH,
f el9-MWF 508 Smitiikield St.
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mh22-93-D JOHN F. STEEUCasbier.
- NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
OUR NEW JEWELRY STORE
"We take great pleasure in announcing
that we have about completed a transforma
tion of the building we moved into, and
can now show as handsome a
As can be found, and with a stock of goo g,
worthy of this city of Pittsburg.
We extend a cordial invitation to the
publie to favor us with a visit
"We promise not to importune you to buy.
Look for our new big clock on sidewalk.
WATTLES & SHEAFER,
37 FIFTH AVENUE.
This picture suggests the tri
daily family meeting around the
dining board. The Dining Hoom
Furniture should therefore be the
most comfortable, artistic and
sense-gratifying in the house.
' Sideboards, China
are the heirs of the designers of
all ages, embodying their best
ideas of form and practical util
ity, but with the superior' advan
tage added oftJie low prices which
modern woodworking machinery
and co-operative labor enables us
to give to our customers.
33 FIFTH AVE.
Long Handle Umbrellas.
All the novelties of the season, ranging
from $1 SO'up, now on displav.
SPP.ING WEIGHT UNMEWEAE,
full lines ready for Ladies, Misses, Men
and Boys. t
BLOUSE FLAJJNEL WAISTS, beau
ONYX and ELECTKIO BLACK
HOSIERY "Warranted fast color. "We
have a full range of qualities and guarantee
very best values going.
At the Trimming Department we are
opening a nice line of neat, narrow PLAIN
Plain wide knotted colored silk fringes,
for ends of sashes, in twenty shades. Also,
black fringes from -narrow to forty inches
The Easter Millinery
The best we have ever- had, continues Fri
day and Saturday. All the latest fashions
in trimmed and untnmmed goods.
Open Saturday Evening Till 9
HORNE & WARD,
4 1 FIFTH AVENUE.
zn"ir-msrr a insorahcb co.,
XLl L LN -Ca. Hartford, Conn.
Assets, January 1, 1857 y,5C8,839 50
EDWARDS !: KENNEY, Agents,
,. OQ Fourth avenue Pittsburg.
The rush of Spring Trade is now on and we have made ample arrangements to meet it successfully in every department. Our stocks are full up with Choicest Goods and
Prices never were lower. We call special attention to our large LINEN display, embracing Table Linens from all the famous factories Scotch, German and Irish Loom. Linens,
20c, 25c. 31c; Cream,and Bleached Damasks, extra good values, 37e, 50c. 60c, up. Note our Golden Flax at 50 c, well 'worth 65c Pull 72-inch Double Damasks at 75c, 87fe, 91
and 125, in lovely patterns. These are Grand Bargains. 8-4 Colored Fringed Table Cloths, all linen, SI; 10-4 at $125. All White and Colored Bordered Fringed Cloths and
Napkins in sets, $3 and up, White and Colored Napkins and Doylies; large lines of Towels at all prices', with Special Bargains all through. Stamped Tidies, Tray and Sideboard
Covers, Embroidered Cloth, Tapestry and Plush Covers ftr Stands, Tables and Pianos. In this connection wa mention large lines White Quilts, 65c, 75c, 93c, 51, up'to finest Mar
seilles. Colored Mitchelline Quilts, extra heavy, fl 50. Sheetings and Pillow Casings, all widths, Tickings, etc., at Low Prices. Ready-made Sheets, Bolsters, Pillows and
Mattresses. Special sizes made to order.
MILLINEB.Y The largest stock to be seen in this department Straw Hats and Bonnets, every new shape and shade; Ribbons of every description for Hats, Dress Trim.'
mingsand Fancy Work all widths and colors. Wealth of Flowers, Eoses, Wreaths, Sprays, etc.; Gauzes, Laces, etc., for Hat Trimmings. 100 Trimmed Hats and stock filled
daily. Our puces will please you.
Our jmmense Dress Goods Department replete with all the latest Novelties and Standard Goods. Prices always the lowest. All new colors in Wool Cashmeres, 35c, 50c. 65c,
75e, 90c, Jl and $1 25; Silk Warps, $1. Novelties in Side Borders, fine variety of colors, 62c; 4.11-Wool Snipes and Plaids, 50c up to 52 60; the best assortment at 25c and 3lci
Enousrh to please every taste, with lot of double fold plain and fancy weaves from 10c to 20c Black Goods in Cashmeres, Henriettas all-wool and silk ware Albatross. Nuns
Veilings and lots of fancy weaves for spring
uingnams, Zoc, 6SC ana iuc. oatines in American ana xreucu, iuc, .usC to ooc lots oi uiem. imames irom oc to oc up. seersuckers,
IN CLOAK ROOM We show the latest styles of Dress Fabrics correct styles at
bargains. Black Bilk suits, 51c, 5'D, 520 are
markets and Children s uvergarmems. special lines oeaueu wraps, $j ou to (zu.
UNDERWEAR AND HOSIERY New Spring Underwear for Men and Boys, Ladies, Misses and Infants, in Gauze, White
briggan In various weights and goods, i'he
N. B. Examine, our Carpet lioom.
Parasols and Umbrellas'.
I3f"Samples sent when requested. Mail
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. , .
Will hear of something to their ad
vantage by calling at our storas.
We have purchased 8o dozen Gen
tlemen's Half Hose (in silk, lisle
and fine cotton), every pair of which
are worth from 50c to $1. We shall
sell them for x
25 CENTS A PAIR. -
The reason we bought them so
cheap and sell them so cheap, is
that they come in small sizes only,
viz.: sizes 9 and oj.
We jump from one extreme to an
other, from the feet to the head.
After, providing for the exterior of
the feet, we now offer something for
the interior of the heads, viz.:
Our Book List this week is un
usually large, and contains many
old friends, as well as many new
candidates for public favor.
At 10 Cents Each
We offer ten thousand Popular Nov
els. This includes the leading
works of the leading authors. New
Catalogues just ready and mailed
free to'-any address.
At 25 Cents Each
We have just received a fresh
supply of cloth bound books of the
popular Arlington edition. Send
Fleishman & Go's.
NEW DEPARTMENT STORES,
504,506 and 508 Markets!.
This Trade Mark is on Our Windows and
in Each Hat.
"Have a good Hat,
Tlie secret of your looks
Lies with tbe Beaver in Canadian brooks.
Virtue mavflourisb in an old cravat.
But Man and Nature scorn tbe shocking Hat."
Olirer Wendell Holmes.
' OUR SUGGESTION.
"Try one of Paulson's Fine Stiff Hats,
From $2 to $4 in price;
They'll wear you well,
That's why they sell- '
They're Nobby, Neat and Nice."
Our latest European and American Spring
Styles in Silk Hats and Derbys for gentlemen
are now ready. InLigut-colored Soft and Sans
Souci Hats, for semi-dress or traveling, we
simply ask an Inspection of our now complete
and beautiful assortment. See Samples in our
441 WOOD STREET.
N. B.-Wc Iron all Silk Hats FREE OF
CHARGE, no difference where purchased.
X O. D. LEVIS, Solicitor or Patents,
131 Fifth avenne.above Smithncld, next Leader
office. (No delay.) Established 2D years.
LINES OF NEW
and summer at prices to sell quickly. Immense
excellent value. -Einaipss vanetv a uioin
last black "onyx" aye Hosiery for Ladies, aoc
carpets; Hugs, Mats and Mattings, nace
orders promptly filled.
167 and 169 FED
Easter bonnets in plenty and in exquisite
conceits; exclusive styles from our own
workrooms, combining elegance and artistic
workmanship. A well-known, fact that
there are none prettier than is shown in this
big store and no fancy prices, either. Our
leading specialty is children's hats.
All the new thincrs in flowers, consistintr
of wreaths, garlands, long sprays, flower
bonnets, and manynovel effects otour own
An elegant line of ribbons in brocade and
striped effects inl all the newest and most
desirable shades. The busiest spot in our
big stores is our popular cloak rooms. An
elegant line and prices lower than can be
found elsewhere. ,
Just opened Elegant designs in hem
stitched embroidery, flouncings, laces, etc.
All the latest novelties in ladies' oeck
wear.ruchings, collars and cuffs, chatelaines
An upset in ladies' handkerchiefs; 600
dozen ladies' linen hemstitched handker
chiefs, hundreds of prettv borders to select
I from at 9c each; 500 dozen better quality,
wnite ana colored corners at 11c, otner
stores would consider them cheap at 15c.
These prices account for the great crowds al
ways found at this counter.
New check Bnlliantines, , 44 inches wide
at 39c, over forty different shades, the new
est dress stuff out.
Just received from manufacturer's agent
175 pieces Faille Francaise silks, over fifty
different shades and worth 51 60 per yard.
"We shall close them out at 89e.
New designs in China silks, the latest
patterns at 49c and 59c per yard. Plain
colors at 32c and 49c per yard; 600 pieces
new challies, light and dark grounds, at 6c
per yardfZOO pieces De Beige, mixed effects
at 10c per yard.
All of our new Dres3 Ginghams, worth
.12Je, we shall offer this week at 7c per
Two hnndred pieces French Satines at 20c
per yard, solid colors and fancy eflects. .
We are creating quite a stir in our Glove
Department, and no wonder, when such
great values' are offered; 59c for a handsome
embroidered back kid clove in all the new
spring shades. Oar 74c four-button em
broidered kid glove is remarkable value
and at 99c we have a genuine kid em
broidered back and four button length
which is fully worth 51.25. These gloves
are guaranteed 'not to rip or tear when first
putting on; if they do we replace them with
a new pair.
Our Misses Kid Glove at 50c is au
equaled value. We are also showing a
pure silk Taffeta Glove for 29c, which is an
other great bargain.
Special attractions in Hosiery, Corsets,
Bustles, Parasols and Sun Umbrellas, best
values and lowest prices.
MORRIS H. DANZIGER,
Sixth Street and Penn Avenue.
WEY'E STRUCK IT
FROM THE NEW
WIDE WALE DIAGONALS.
See Our Stock wbfle it is complete.
Samples and sell-measurement rules mailed
on application. 1
313 SMITHFIELD STREET,
Opposite New Postofflce.
J ADIES SHOULD INVESTIGATE
Mine Moffi's French Tailor System
ot dress cutting. Tbe only system in America
tbat cuts tbe Worth bias dart, front, back,
sleeves and skirts, without refitting. Lessons
not limited. School open day and evening:.
M PENN AVENUE. ap21
GOODS OPENING AILY.
assortment of Wash Goods. Dress Ginghams, 6c, 8c, 10candl2c to fine Scotch)--
Low Prices. See the All-Wool Cloth Suits, braided panels and Jacket, at $9 nneqnalecl
jacKets, otocKineite uacsets, jerseys plain,
up; ail sizes lor Children ana Men at Popular
Curtains, Turcoman and Chenille Curtains
, NEW ABVERTTSEMESTS.-' jtL-ij
A STRANGE RECOVERY.?
A Man Carried From s. Death Bed'
tnTh-Smllli tlin mm,Kn'' iOM
No. 602 Perm Avenue. -Ji
It is seldom necessary to comment upon facts;
or upon tbat which is truly wonderful, yet
cannot refrain from expressing profound ad-('
miration lor tne skui wmen is raising so many
sufferers from beds of pafn and distress and'
restores them to health and vigor. It scarcely
seems credible tbat snch marvelous results'
can be obtained by the laying on tr hands, and
we should have been loth to believe these
wonderful . reports of Dr. Smith's re
markable cures only for the fact that
we have been an eye witnes3, and see
tag, you know, Is believing. What we see
with our own eyes we are bound to believe.
The following cases treated by the Drs. Smith
at tbe Grand Opera House and fn their parlors,
atNo.SOSPenn avenr.e, speak for themselves.
Mr. John Foley., who resides at MiUvale, was
taken with a terrible oain in his right shoulder
upward of five months ago. The attack came
on suddenly, like a shock of paralysis. The
atm Decame useless in a few moments' time.
He could not use tbe hand or move a finger.
A short time after the attack ho beeanto ex
perience ihra in the shoulder. The pain in
creased in severity for a number of
days, when it was discovered that there
was an accumulation of pus in the
shoulder joint. Mr. Foley applied to a doctor,
who opened the shoulder with the knife.
Large quantities of pns was discharged at the
time and a fistula formed, which continued to
discbarge a thin, acrid pus. In this helpless
and hopeless condition he applied to the Drs.
Smith, the magnetic physicians, at 502 Penn,
avenue, ana was cured perfectly. He has re
gained tbe use of his hand and arm. and is now
well and happy. John McDonald suffered ten
years from sciatica. Air. McDonald is an old
irentleman. and was helcless for several Tears.
Ho was cured on the public stage by one mag
netic treatment. Scores of eases of loss of
voice have been cared on the publia
stage by one treatment, as well as ,
cases of rheumatism, neuralgia, catarrh,
asthma, bronchitis, and, in fact, all kind3 of
disease. All that the doctors do is to apply
their hands to the affected parts for a few mo
ments, when the cure Is completed. Drs. Smith -will
continue to heal the Sick free of charge at
the Grand Opera House every morning this
weak from 10 to 11 o'clock.
Next Saturdayjnorning will be their last ap-
pearance In the Grand Opera. Honse. and will .
close their publfc healing of the sick. Hereaf- '
ter those who desire to consult Dr. Smith may 4
do so at his office. No. 502 Penn avenue. Con- v
saltation free from 9 A. at. until "p.h. daily. 1
All letters of inquiry must contain two stamps.
Dr. Smith'soffice will close at 7 o'clock P. ac
MAKE NO MISTAKE
when.buying Furniture, Carpets,
Souse Furnishing Goods, Baby
Carriages, Men's Clothing, Dry
Goods, Ifadies' Wraps, etc.
is the proper place to supply you
with thise goods in the latest
styles, the. best qualities and Ah
lowest prices, for
CASH OR. ON CREDIT,
just as you se6 fit.
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923 and 925 P6nn Ave, A
Kbab NtKTH Street. a j
Open Saturdays till 10 P. X. apl3-KWT 1L
JOHNFLOOKER & CO,-
FOR RAILROAD USE.
Italian and American Hemp racking, Be
Cord, Cotton Mops, Twine, etc
WORKS East street. Allegheny Clty.Ta.
OFFICE AND SALESROOM-SJ Water it.
Pittsburg. Telephone No. 1370. ap22-15-jrWS
.&iou ou JNords, etc.
lancy and smocked yoke. Spring new.
and Fancy Merino. Plain and Striped BK
.Trices. ' . A
and Portieres and Curtain Materials, &nt&