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TOO M.UCH FIGHTTO.
An Amateur Agriculturist Tells the
Story of His Garden, and
THE BATTLES THAT HE WAGED
On Insects, Animals, Fowls and Keighbors
That Made Life a Burden.
HOW A $5 CEOP COST OTE 5200
nrsxTTZK roB tzxz dispatch, i
. me to plant a garden
this spring. Bhe still
-rants me to. Miran
da is a well-meaning
woman, bnt she seems
to have an uncon
trollable penchant for
getting rae into
trouble. Bhe doesn't
mean it, bnt she does
it jnst the same. If
she were not so argu
mentative I think it
would be better both
for her and me I am
sure it would be for
wueu it is not misdi
rected. Xow, iflbad
her fluent vocabulary and her genius for ar
gument I would make myself rich and fa
mous. I'd open a law office and charge $1
a minute for talking. Miranda won't do
anything of the kind. She simply wastes
the biggest part of her eloquence on me.
She has been arguing the kitchen-garden
question lately until I hare fervently
wished, 189 times, that she were less gifted
'Ton know, John," she begins with a
smile, just as I have got through supper
ana lasen up my pipe and the evening
paper, "you ought to have more out-of-door
exercise. Sow, there's a whole quarter of
an acre of ground back of the house lying
idle. Do plant it to something. A half
hour's work with a hoe, a rake or a spade,
every morning and evening would be just
the kind of exercise you need. It would
improve your appetite and make you healthy
andthandsome. Think of the saving it would
be, too! "WTiy, we might raise on that lot
potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, turnips,peas,
beans, cabbage;, lettuce and onions enough
to supply the whole family for weeks and
weeks. Then we could have the vecetables
fresh they would be more wholesome and
besides it's so difficult to get anything good
in the market without paying an extrava
gant price. "VW- won't you plant some
thing, if only to please me?"
Now there's an unanswerable argument,
There's nothing reasonable that I would re
fuse to do to please that wonderful woman.
But to turn agriculturist for her sake
never! There are some people who learn
nothing by experience, t am not one of
them. I tried gardening last year. It is
not my forte. I'll never try it atrain, even
if Miranda talks me to death. She ought
to see that mv mind is made nn. Marin
sbe does, but Bhe doesn't cease her persua-
. . .-..
THE PITTSBUHG- 'DISPATCH, ' STTNDAY MAT "5, 1889.
there, and I lied to him. I had been pull
ing up weeds or radishes, as the case may
have been, but I told him that I guessed the
seed wasn't good. Then he poked among a
pile of uprooted weeds with his cane, and,
singling out a plant, said it looked like a
radish. I let the conversation drop there.
The things grew beautifully, and I spent
my time among when I ought to have been
at the office. I put on overalls every night
and morning and crawled over the onion
beds and otner beds picking out weeds and
cut worms, until my knees became so ten
der that the accidental -touch of a gravel
stone put me in perfect misery. I may
remark that gravel stones were abundant all
over the lot. from the first our neighbors'
hens had looked with longing eyes upon
that garden. Miranda "shooed" them and
clubbed them until she actuallv became so
expert that she could hit a hen a rod off
witnout missing more than nine times out of
ten. To preserve our self-respect, the good
will of -our neighbors, and, incidentally,
the garden, I bought lumber and repaired
the fence cost, $ 14 20. The potato bugs
beeaa their work after the hens had been
shut out. I bought paris green and
a squirter and made war on them.
Constant vigilance and (13 enabled
to save the crop. There were squash bugs
and other bugs that I don't know by name,
of which I slew hundreds. My cabbages
were uomg spieaaiaiy wnen worms got into
them and gnawed and gnawed until little
was left except the stalks. Then Jones' cow
jumped oyer the fence and finished the
stalks, besides eating up half mv sweet corn.
I sued Jones for damages and had the costs
to pay 513 50. I went Away for two weeks
in the summer, and gave a boy 60 cents a
day to weed and water the garden during
my absence. That was 56.
George Washington's Fine Sense of
Honor in Money Matters.
HAVE WE PROGRESSED BACKWARD?
Neither the Crops Hor the Census the Heal
Test of Progress.
PATEI0TISMIH THE PAST, PAETI K0W
Jonet1 Unruly Coto.
twnrmai tob ths iiispatcii.J
No times like the old times.
The "Washington Centennial has come
and gone, and it has been mainly a surfeit
of snobbery, an exhibition of bric-a-brso
and musty history and sham eulogies of
Washington and the men of the Revolution
ary days, when every one knows that the
animating spirit of that olden day was ut
terly wanting on this occasion. Of formal eu
logyof the "Father of his Country" there was
no lack, but recognition of the real principle
for which Washington struggled was meager
and disappointing. Not that we should be
aumo as to tne grand progress our 4
country has made in these 100 years, but
while glorying in that progress we should
not lose sight of the real principles that
made that progress possible. Who of the
Centennial orators, while trlorifvinp onr
national wealth and resources our teeming
millions of population our giant strides in
science stopped -to ask: "Is the country
any richer in the essentials of good citizen
ship and true manhood?" And is not the in
tegrity of the historical reference ricrhthere?
That wise and candid Englishman John
Stuart Mill, well says: "The worth of a
State, in the long run, is the worth of the
individuals composing' it;" and our own
transcendental Emerson says, in his best
vein: "The true test of citizenship is nop in
the census the size of cities, nor the crops
but the kind of men the country turns out."
Most of us feel that this is, after all, the real
test of our progress.
PAST A3TO PEESENT.
I need not harshly inveisrh aerainst the
present. There are without doubt in the
ters and inaugural would likely provoke a.
smile in any popular assemblage in America
When I was first honored with a call to the
service of my country, then on the eve of an
arduous strucglesfor its liberties, the light in
which I contemplated my duty required that I
should renounce every pecuniary compensation.
From this resolution I have in no Instance de
parted, and being still under the impression
which produced it, I must decline as inapplica
ble to mvself, any share in the personal emolu
ments which may be Indispensably ..included in
a permanent provision for the Executive De
partmentFrom Washington's inaugural ad
dress. Anril 8a 1789.
I take the liberty also to mention that I must
decline having my acceptance considered as de
serving after it any immediate charge npon
the public, and that 1 cannot receive any
r. A latcver stnns tnllrinfr -?..
his case is lost. Miranda doesn't. She
seems to talk better. That is why. I have
uch a profound admiration for ier talent
Nothing got ripe when it should. There
were always vegetables in the market good
and cheap weeks before the home product
matured. By the time our stuff was ready
to eat we had become satiated with early
vegetables, consequently a good deal that
we raised went to waste. A good deal more
wasn't fit to eat, because it was green or
wormy or gnurly. I suppose "that during
the season we harvested about $2 90 worth
of potatoes and tomatoes, 25 cents worth
corn, CO cents worth of encumbers, and pos
sibly $2 50 worth of other green stuff of an
inferior quality, making the total
value of the produce utilized $6 25.
The expenditures and losses on account of
the garden, exclusive of my own labor,
amounted to S112 10. The amount of work
performed by me would be--che!.p' STTIJIOO.
An outlay of $212 lOn&d a return of $6 25.
That isn't all. KiVntin!? various kinds of
worms, buAn'd other small pests is enough
to try one's patience without having to con
tend against hens, cows and neighbors.
Seven respectable persons incurred my ill
wjir on account of the annoyance their
fowls and other domestic animals occasioned
me. Six worthy families are no longer on
speaking terms with my wife or myself, and
all on account of that garden. "Is it any
wonder that Miranda's most potent argu
ments fail to convince me that it is my duty
to turn truck farmer again this year?
E. W. Baetlett.
emoluments annexed to the appointments be.
fore entering into a situation to incur expense.
Geokge WABHDf oton.
lit Vernon letter, July IS, 1793, on receiv
ing appointment of Commander-in-Chief.
A. aniTLE CONFESSION.
On the 4th of March, 1789, wishing to pay
some debts and defray some expenses pre
ceding his unostentatious and inexpensive
inauguration, Washington wrote to Richard
Cowan, who evidently had money to loan
on good security:
Deab Bra Never till within these two
years have I experienced the want ot money,
abort crops, and other causes not entirely
within my control," make me feel it now very
sensibly. Under this statement I am inclined
to do what I never expected to be driven to
mans, to doitow money on interest, true
hundred pounds would enable me to discharge
what I owe in Alexandria, etc. Having thus
fully and candidly explained mvself, permit
me to ask if it is in your power to supply me
with the above or a similar sum. Any security
you may like I can give, and yon may be as
sured that it is no more my inclination than it
can be yours to let it remain loug unpaid.
I am, dear sir, your obedient servant
How sharply this simple confession by
the first President of his pecuniary embar.
rassment and request for aloan with promise
of prompt payment contrasts with the gift
taking, purse-raising and raids on the public,
treasury for the benefit of some one of our
later speculating Presidents and their spend-
tnrilt lamilies. J. W. ilEBEjr,
Boss Township, May4,
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
James J. Spellman. colored, of Mississippi
has been appointed a timber agent of the Qen'
eral Land Office.
Daniel C. Gentsch, of Ohio, and George P.
Smith, of Kansas, special examiners in the
Pension Office, have resigned.
Orders have been issued to the Dublin
throat from ear to ear. Dunn came to this
country from England six months ago, and his
wife a week ago. He la 69 years old, and sbe
was about the same age. Sunn was arrested.
The beef inspection bill, as indorsed by the
convention which assembled in St. Louis in
March, was defeated in the Missouri Legisla
ture yesterday- This is a big victory for the
Chicago packers, as it was thought that of all
the States Missouri would adopt the anti-beef
William W. Lee, Austin S"eury and Walter
E. Watts, composing the firm of Lee, Teury &
Watts, manufacturers of fine neckwear at 98
and 83 Prince street, New York, assigned
yesterday to Nathan A Ulman, without prefer
ences. Jones Brothers, manufacturers of um
brellas at S12 Canal street, also assigned to
Lewis Fenn, without preferences.
J. Pardee Chapman, 68 years old, committed
suicide yesterday morning, at his residence in
Varlck street, New York, by shooting himself
tnrougn tne neaa witn a revolver. He was em-
ployed as a clerk in the wholesale drygoods
house of William H. Lyon & Co. He was suf
fering from an incurable disease, and becoming
The parents at the
He was a veteran of
Miranda Practicing Marksmanship.
Now, I have told her until she knOws the
story by heart, the results of my last year's
attempt to achieve success in the agricul
tural line. Moreover, she was an eye-witness
of the annoying incidents, the mental
anxiety, the worry and discomfiture con
nected with that same failure. Yet she
urges me to pass through the same trying
scenes once more. Her motto is "Try, try
ngaln" a rule of conduct that is well
enough for some people to follow but
hardly the principle I care to observe in
gardening. When I try a thing, do mv
level best, and on reckoning up the result
find I have had my labor for my pains, I
generally quit. I think it is time. I
bought that Quarter of an acre of ground
adjoining my humble homestead in the sub
urbs at a very low figure, yet if I were to
cultivate it every year it would soon cost
me more than n large farm.
A man always has an ambition to do
something he cannot do. In the spring of
1888 my ideas and Miranda's were exactly
alike. I thought it would be pleasant and
profitable to have a garden patch. Time
has dispelled the pleasing illusion from my
mental vision. Time will have to get up
earlier and become more agile in his move
ments than I have ever yet seen him if he
succeeds in getting her to abandon a notion
that has once found lodgment in her active
brain. A year ago I embraced my wife's
views on the subject of vegetable raising
with enthusiasm. I bought farming imple
ments to the value of 511 SO. Then I found
it would be necessary to have the ground
Slowed before I could use them. I spent
alfa day looking for a man, a plow and a
team. I succeeded in finding a boy, and an
old fashioned instrument that might have
been a plow once and a pair of mules. I
paid the boy 53 in advance. He didn't come
on the day he agreed to and
I had to go after him. He
said he could plan. He lied. He could only
drive the mules around the lot. The fur
rows he made, when he made any, which
was about one-third of the time, were from
three to eighteen inches in depth, and no
two contiguous unless by accident. He
ruined my ground, and the mules ran over
and destroyed three choice fruit trees worth
at least $20.
Next day I got another $3 hand with a
team and a harrow. couldn't see that he
did much except to raise a dust the land
still remained as uneven as the plowman
had left it. Then I went to work with
spade, rake and hoe. 'Working two hours
a day for two weeks I got the
ground in shape to plant. I also got
blisters all over the palms oi my hands.
Then I invested $3 in seeds and f 16 in fe.
tilizers. I also bought some tomato ane
cabbage plants to set out, as it was too late
to sow the seed. These cost $3 60. I had
patches of potatoes and corn, beds planted
to onions, squashes, encumbers, melons,
etc. There were also string beans, peas and
two rows of tomatoes, X also planted some
beet seed, but it produced only turnips, and
those were of the big, strong kind that are
fed to hogs and cattle. I may remark In
parenthesis that the turnips were the only
vegetables of respectable size that the gar
In due time the seeds snrouted that is. a
few did and I began to take a sood deal of
pride in my field. I was somewhat humbled
one evening while at work when a neighbor
came along and pointed out the fact that
some very thrifty plants, which I believed
to be radishes, were nothing but ragweeds.
He asked me if I had pulled up any weeds
Health In Old Axe.
Edward Collinson, Queens, N. Y., says: 'T
commenced using Brar-dreth's Pills over 65
years ago. I first bought them in London, and
have continued using them since I came to this
country in 1SS4. I am now over 75 years old.
hale and hearty, and attribute my wonderfnl
health to the persistent use of Brandreth's
Pills. Occasionally I have a bad cold or severe
attack of rheumatism, indigestion or bilious
ness, but tour or five doses of Brandreth's Fills
always cure me. Whenever my children have
been sick with scarlet fever, measles, mumps,
acid stomach, disordered digestion or costive
ness, a few doses of Brandreth's Pills restore
their health at once." sn
country to-day men who have come down
from this noble Bevolntionarv aneestnrwhn
realize that dnty and honor have a meaning
for them as for any Howard or Plantagenet,
But taking the mass through polluted by the
social ana political residuum of the Old
"World and our home-bred citizens disposed
to worship wealth aud self-indulgence, we
do not find the beauty and grace or conduct
that made the true gentleman and gentle
woman of the days of 1789. I may be par
doned for love of the antique. I love
the old times and old things and old modes
and manners. Progress and machinery
have debased us, and pnt us further away
from Plato's dream of citizens living in
beautiful and healthy'places so that from
everything they see and hear loveliness and
duty and honor shall pass like a dream into
their souls. Instead, I take if, you find the
rot and rant ot the dvcamiter the loud
mouthed bray of tluv-'o'e seller, glorying in
his shaiCCj scd corporate greed and grasping
overreaching itself and the potency of bood
ling in evcrv avenue of social and political
Here's the world i
Half blind with intellectual light,
Half brutalized with civilization.
PAETT NOT PATEIOTISM.
Instead of the unprecedented patriotism
of the Washingtonian era we have fallen on
days where party leaders are selected for
important positions more for their ability to
defeat the popular will than for their com
manding ability, and on days of social and
industrial unrest. We have so far outgrown
the simplicity, rugged honesty and keen
sense of honor of the elder day that such
Bentiments as these from Washington's let-
Srison authorities for the release from lall of
Ir.Wniiam O'Brien and Mr. Timothy Har
rington. M. Herbette, the French Ambassador at
Berlin, wilt hold no ceremonies in celebration
of the centennial anniversary of the events in
France in 1789.
The authorities of Schleswlg have refused
to rescind the decree expellinz certain German-
Americans from the islands from Amron and
Folir, in the NorthSea.
uThe Papal Nuncio at Paris and all the
members of the diplomatic corps in Paris, ex
cept three, will attend the dinner to be given
M. Tirard, the Premier, on May 15.
Secretary Tracy yesterday awarded to the
Union Iron Works, of San Francisco, the con
tract for constructing the great armored coast
defense vessel, at a cost of 81,628,000.
Sir Charles Russell, the arbitrator In the
disputes between the tenants and landlord on
the Vandelfur estate, has decided that the
tenants shall pay a year's rent to March, 1887.
The Hamburg-American line steamer Wie
and. Captain Barends, it is learned, sailed from
the Azores on April 27 for New York, with the
passengers of the lost steamer Danmark who
were left there by the steamer Missouri.
Th e Journal Det Debate regrets the decision
of the French government to abolish the
rienca squaoron in we ijevanc Italy, the
Journal says, will be sure to replace the
French warships with Italian men-of-war.
The Provincetown, Mass., schooner Nellie
Swift, from West Indies for New York, has
been given up for lost, with all on board. She
Is now 40 days out, and no report has been made
of her. Bhe was 11 years old. and 187 tons
The White Book on Samoan affairs con
tains a refutation by Dr. Knappe, late German
Consul to Samoa, of the reports published In
American newspapers regarding the violation
of American property daring the German
naval operations in that country.
Samuel Dunn, of Cohoes, N. Y., killed Tils.1
wile, Mam, yesterday morning, by cutting her I
despondent shot himself.
suicide live at viyae, u.
The present Governors of the original 13
States will be asked to meet in Independence
Hall, Philadelphia, on the coming 1th of July,
to consider plans for a memorial monument in
tended to perpetuate the memory of the men
and events the Centennial of which has just
been celebrated in New York. Governor
Green, of New Jersey, is chairman of the com
mittee having in charge the arrangements for
the meeting and will be able to present plans
for the monument from various artists and
' JohnEuius,a butcher at Star City, Ind.,
made a murderous assault upon nls wife yes
terday for" selling meat during his absence.
Her screams brought her brother, Charles
Blnchart, to tho scene just as Rufus was about
to cut her throat. Kulns then attacked Bine
hart and was about to finish him when Mrs.
Bufus dealt her husband a blow with a stone
which enabled BInehart to arise. He then
seized a club and with one blow crushed a por
tion of the butcher's head into a jelly. Bine
hart escaped to Logansport, but was captured
Will VIV1U tMU(W M, Jtt44
The Senate Investitratlnt? CnmmlttAA vhinh
Is to sift the question of Canadian control in
American railroads and the diversion of Ameri
can traffic over Canadian linos, met again yes
terday morning at the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
New York, bat after a two hours' disenssioa
adjourned until 11 o'clock Monday morning,
without having accomplished anything. None
of the invited witnesses have as yet put In an
appearance, and It this state of affairs still
continues on Monday, the probabilities are
that the committee will issue subpoenas to
Tho principals in an extraordinary pension
fraud case were arrested in different parts of
Missouri yesterday. Jacob Little, a Union
soldier, died in Andersonville prison, and in
1871 bia widow was awarded a pension of $3(1 a
month. She married a man named Barnes, and
died in 1872. Barnes took his wife's pension
papers and came to Pettis county, Missouri,
where he married a widow named Rogers. He
induced her to impersonate tbedeoeased Mrs.
Little, which she did successfully and drew the
pension. Barnes died iu 1877, and the widow
took up with a man named Ritf, who was soon
in possession of the pension storv. She wanted
to quit drawing the money, but Bitt compelled
her to continue tho fraud until ther separated.
about a year ago. Then she ceased drawing
tho money, and the Government, desiring to
know why the money was not drawn, started
an investigation. After six months' hard work,
the conspiracy was unearthed, and Mrs. Barnes
was arrested yesterday at Somerset, Ozark
county, and Bitt was also taken into custody.
Under the Direction of..B. M. GUU0K4 CO
Week Commencing May 6,
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
The Representative Romantic Actor,"
THE NEW EXPOSI
Under the Musical Direction of HERB
GRAND CONCEBTS WILL BE
given on the
In his Original Character ot
GEORGE. S. KNIGHT S COMEDY CO.
In the funniest of them all.
New Music, Singing, Dancing and Special
First Appearance In this City of
MISS MARIE BURRISS.
Exceedingly Strong Oast and
Reserved Seats, 75c, 50c, 25c
Friday Evening, May 10.
May 13 J. C. Stewart's Fat Men's Club.
. ,-T r-rn. i rrv i r 1 Ol Thursday andSat-
AFTERNOONS & "d
Gfll IOTQlBotn Tocal and instrumental.
are unapproachable. The
Consisting of the Metro-
I polltan ppera House
Y Orchestra, augmented to
100 musicians, is un
PMflRllQofC00 voices is unexceptionable.
TAre pf so varied a
skillfully compiled as
to make them wonderful.
Monday Evening May'6, 189.
lata: tWay,May k MM.
in the exciting drasM,e8o4
THE RANCH KING."
Now on sals at
The sale of tickets for Single Concerts will be
gin on MOND AT, Hay 13, at 9 A. it
$12 80, $8 and tS tor season tickets.'
i ana wo lor single
Boxes seating six. ttfJQ
-112 60, S3 an
J for the e;
Next Week WE, US & CO.
T C. STBOUP-
BANDBOX NOW OPEN.
85 UNION ST.
Grand opening May 27.
E.D. WILT Lessee and Manager.
MONDAY, MAY 6.
Wednesday snd Saturday Mailneea, '
Boston Ideal OperaCompany.
Tuesday and Friday, BABBEB OF SEVILLE
Wednesday Matinee MABTHA
Wednesdav Niiht CARMEN1
Thursday Night and Satnrday Matinee,
LION OF PEBU
Satnrday Night.. ..GEAND COMBINATION
Zelle de Lussan's Farewell to America.
Scale of Prices, SI 50, II. 75c, 50c and 25.
Week May 18 Bice's S20.000 Burlesque, 'The I
Corsair," and Beautiful "Evangeline.'' my6-U I
M YORK PHttHARIONIC CLUB,
MISS ELIZABETH NOBCBOSS and by
MISS BELLE JOHNSON, of Chicago,
OLDl city hall,
Monday Evening, May 6, 1889
Tickets for sale at H. KXEBEB & BBO.'S,
Wood st. Price. 1. 75c and 60c each. Music
students half price to any part of the bouse.
No extra charge for reserved seats. m;5
OLD CITY HALL
Wednesday 4 Thursday, May I5&18
MB. WTTiHETiM GEBICKE, Condaeta&fe
THE MOZART CLUB,
Mr. JAS.P.MCCOLLUM, Conductor.
2 GRAND CONCERTS, a.,,
Wedtesday, May 15--ETJJAH.", -Thursday,
May 18-B TOIPHONY CONCERT,
SOLOISTS Mr. and Mrs. George Henschel
Dr. Carl Martin, Miss Adelaide Foresman and
Mr. Paul Zimmerman.
Box sheet open THURSDAY, MAY 9, at
Mellor & Hoene's, 77 Fifth avenue, 9 A.K.
Admission, SL Beaerved seats, 31 60.
62 AND 51 SIXTH BTHEET.
Headquarters tor Costumes of all descriptions,
for hire at reasonable prices.
mhl7-88-Sa F. G. BEINEMAN.
A TTEND THE IMPEBIAL CLUB'S
BEGULAB THURSDAY NIGHTi
At Imperial Hail, corner Seventh avenue snd
new uraut street.
Muslo by the Boyal Italian and Mosart
Orchestras. McMichaels and Christy. ,J;
Dancing from 8 to 2. Admission 50c mjW0
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English nnd American Hats, Corner Wood
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Yes, I have concluded hereafter to buy
my hats at Bennett's. I find their styles
correct, their goods as represented and their
assortment of imported and American hats
the largest. They are agents for:
Youman, JFifth avenue, New York.
Dnnlap & Co., Fifth avenue. New York.
Stetson & Co., Fifth avenue, New York.
Heath & Co., London.
Christy & Co., London..
Lincoln, Bennett & Co., London.
Harman & Co., London.
Velvet Carpets nt 81 A Yard.
The great sale of velvet carpets at $1 a
yard is making business lively at Groet-
zinger's Penn avenue carpet palace. Come
in and look at them before it is too late.
They are worth $1 50 per yard. They sell
on sight; people who don t need them for
present use are buying. We store goods
without charge until you want them.
Men's Spring Suits in Cassimeres,
Cheviots, etc, choice of io differ
ent styles, every one made up in a
faithful and strong manner, medium
and dark colors, Suits which are as
good as competing houses ask $7,
aye, and in some instances $8 for.
They will suit the average working
man to a nicety for evening wear.
Now you who have to make your
money go as far as possible wend
your way early to our store and see
for yourselves what we offer for a
7 OUR GREAT ANNUAL MAY SALE OF MEN'S SUITS COMMENCES T0-M0RR0W, V
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New cashmeres and Henriettas,
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Grand display of new goods in every de-
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A magnificent rosewood piano, in perfect
order, elegantly carved case, first-class, cele
brated maker. A $600 instrument will be
cold, fully warranted, for $200. A great
bargain. At the music store of J. M. Hoff
mann & Co., 537 Smithfield street. Also a
fine $200 parlor organ for $50.
Ladles Are the Beet Jndces
On all matters connected with the toilet. They
have decided that Sozodout is what they will
have. "When a woman will, she will, you may
depend on't; and when sbe won't, she won't,
there's an end on't." This accounts for the
popularity of Sozodont. WTSu
Men's Spring Suits in good Wor
steds and Cassimeres; all sizes
from 33 to 42 inches breast meas
ure. Each suit made in an elegant
manner. Go where you will; enter
any other store you choose and
you'll find same quality suits tick
eted go and $io. Here you see a
saving is effected of either $2or $3.
Quite a consideration, eh? Now
you come to us, pay but S7 and-you
pocket the difference. Come and
see these suits, wh'ether you intend
to buy or not
TRiUMPHAU MARCH Of GUSKY'S PARS
THE VICTORY OVER HIGH PRICES CELEBRATED.
Peaeson's cab. photos are admired by
all the ladies. "Why? Because they are
always elegantly finished and the likeness
Dabbs, our well-known photographer,
made some lovely photographs of a number
of the children that took part in the May
To the Lodlrs.
Haugh & Eeenan repair, reflnish and
re-npholster fine furniture, or make new
work to order. S3 and 34 Water st. 'Phone
The largest stock of fashionable suitings
and trouserings will ba found at Pitcairn'g,
434 Wood st. wsu
At this popular price we show a
large and superior assortment of
sacks, frocks and cutaways dressy
Worsteds, soft Cassimeres, business
like Cheviots, and they're all-wool
goods mind you not a thread of
cotton about 'em. Vou have choice
of solid colors, mixtures, stripes,
checks and broken plaids and
they're of such grand value that
you could consider yourself lucky
if you paid no more than $14 in
any other store.
At this price we offer Men's Suits
of such styles and makes as oar
competitors, who prefer the slow
shilling to the quick six pence; ask
$20 for. These suits are made from
fine imported Corkscrews, Cassi
meres and Tweeds. They're all"
trimmed and made in an absolutely
xauuiess manner ana are superior,'
to any suit made to order for 25.
You can't tell their value until yoa
see 'em and you should come
Suits for business, walking, dress
or traveling in short for every
sort of wear. Frock, Cutaways,
Prince Albert and Sacks, made of
Cheviots, Worsteds, plain and
mixed Cassimeres, Scotch plaids,
checks, stripes. 20 is our ordinary
price for these superb suits. Now
before you pay 22 and perhaps
more for a suit come and see these
and save the extra dollars. All
sizes, from 33 to 42.
Best $1 CO per dot. cabinet photos In the
city. Panel picture with each doz. cabinet.
Lies Popular Gaxleet, 10 and 12
Sixth st. Sumwp
Ten per cent discount on beaded wraps
for three days only. Closing sale at Bosen
baum & Co.'s. --4cr
Gxz 18 cabinet ehotes for . one dollar at
Stewart & Co.'s, 9D Federal st, Allegheny.
Men's good and handsome Suits;
blue and black Worsteds, all-wool
Scotches, Checks, Stripes, Plaids,
Tweeds, Cassimeres in stylish mix
tures and solid colors; all shapes of
sacks, cutaways and frocks. There
isn't another clothing house in this
city but what gets at least 15 for
like value suits. You can come in
our store and take choice for $iz
THE HIGH PRICE BULL STRIKES HIS COLORS
To our low-price Bears. Read the price tags on the bears in this cartoon for pointers relative to our Great Six Days' Suit Sale, which com
mences to-morrow morning. Any one of the Suits in the great Eight Drives is guaranteed to be from $2 to J5io less in price than anyone would
pay for like quality goods in' any other clothing establishment Bargain seekers should coma early.
Children's elegant pleated Suits
at $2 25.
Boys' knee-pant Dress Suits at
$3, $4 and $$.
Boys' long-pant Dress Suits at
$6 and $8. '
These bargains are on a par with
onr wonderful offerings in Men's
Suits and should be secured by
HEN'S and BOYS' HATS
In all the very latest and most popular of spring styles We shall place
on sale to-morrow morning 200 dozen of Men's very fine Derbys, all
sizes from 6j to 7j, at the extraordinary low prices of fi 74, $1 98
and $2 25. No hatter in this city can show finer hats than these from
$1 to $1 more money.
ORDERS BT MATT. ATTENDED TO.
great May Sale of Furnishing
Goods is on. If you want a Dress
Shirt, a Necktie, Spring Underwear,
Boys' Shirt Waist, Handkerchiefs,
Hosiery, Suspenders, Collars or
Cuffs, etc., eta, now is your time to
buy. Surely a saving of anywhere
from 35 to 40 per cent is a consid
eration to 70a and this we guar- i
G U SJK )S
THE PEOPLE'S FAVORITE STORE S
300; ti. 400 MARKET -STREETS
Prince Alberts, plain frocks, one,
three and four-button cutaways in
handsome imported smooth-faced
goods, silk mixtures, stylish combi
nations and real sterling plaids ia
Cheviots, Worsteds in every form,
Cassimeres, real Scotches, etc
They're splendid suits and if you
care to save a $5 bill you can do so
and at the same time secure a suitl
to please you in every particular.
Form-displaying cutaways, Princefc
Alberts, ontf-button frocks and;
sacks in everv shape, made 'ofs
Worsteds in staple and newest dcr
signs, including Wales, Corkscrews?
Diagonals, Cassimeres in cnec
itrinei and nrettv mixtures, ft
eta 2. isr the ordinary pricVf
ready-made and $o to $35-et
made-to-measure. In point 7ofi
uterial, fit and workraaasMpgi
skalleage' comparison witktAtbMin
sub. They're ane ia Ycyiwa.l
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