Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 10, 1889, Page 5, Image 5
t' THE PITTSBUKG DISPATCH, MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1889. 6V A WONDERFUL BOX. The Early Days of Christ, When He . Worked in Eis Father's Shop. A GOLDEN HAIRED TILLAGE LAD, ClimMnj; Trees and Exploring Caves ffit.li His Comrades. A CHILD'S INSWKED QUESTIONS rsriCIAI. TELEGBA TO TOI BISPJLTC1M Beooi-xtn, June 9. Avast concourse of people filling all the available places joined in ifce opening doxology at Brooklyn Taber nacle tliis morning. The pastor, the Eev. T. De Witt Talinage, D. D., expounded the passage in John about the unwritten works of Christ which the world itself could not have contained. The subject of Dr. Tal mage's sermon was "Christ, the Village Lad." He took for his text Luke ii, 40: "And the child'grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him." The preacher said: Abont Christ as a village lad 1 speak. There Is for the ccst part a silence more than 18 cen turies long about Christ between Infancy and manhood. What kind of a boy was heT "Was oca genuine boy at all, or did there settle upon him from the start all the intensities of mar tyrdom? We have on this subject only a little guessing, a few surmlses,and here and there an unimportant "perhaps." Concerning what bounded that boyhood on both sides we have whole libraries of books and whole galleries of canvas and sculpture. Before the infant Christ in Marj's arms, or takinc bis first sleep in the rough outhouse, all the painters bow.and we have Paul Veronese's "Holy Family" and Perugino's "Nativity" and Angelico da Fie cole's "Infant Christ" and Ruben's "Adoration of the Magi," Tlntoret's "Adoration of the Magi," and Clurlandojos "Adoration of the Magi"' and Raphael's "Sladonna" and Or cagna's "Madonna" and Murillo's "Madonna" and Madonnas by all the schools of painting in all lights and shades and with all styles of at tractive feature and impressive surroundings, but pen and pencil and chisel have with few exceptions passed by Christ, the village lad. Yet by three conjoined evidences I think we can come to as accurate an idea of what Christ was as a boy as ne can of what Christ was as a man. CHEIST AS A BOY. First, we have the brief Bible account. Then we have the prolonged account of what Christ was at SO years of age. Now you have only to minify that account somewhat and you find what he was at 10 years of age. Temperaments never change. A sanguine temperament never becomes a phlegmatic temperament. A nerv ous temperament never becomes a lymphatic temperament. Religion changes one's affec tions and ambitions, but it is the same old tem perament acting in a different direction. As Christ had no religions change, he was as a lad what he was as a man, only on not so large a scale. When all tradition and all art and all history represent him as a blonde with golden uair x Know ne was in uoynooa a oionae. We have, beside, an uninspired book that was for the first three or f onr centuries after Christ's aunearance received bv manv as in spired, and which gives a prolonged account of Christ's boyhood. Some of it may be true, most of it may be true, none of it may be true. use of it In after years as he drove down upon the pestiferous Pharisee and Sadducee by cry ing out: "When it is evening ye say it will be fair weather, for the sky is red. and in the morning it will be foul weather to-day, for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye .can discern the face of the sty, but can ye not discern the signs of the times." By day, as every boy has done, he watched the barnyard fowl at sight of overswlnging hawk cluck ber chickens under wing and in after years be said: 0. Jerusalem, Jerusalem! 'How often would I have gathered thee as a hen gathered ber chickens under her wingf By nicht he had noticed his mother ny the plain candle light which, as evei and anon it was snuffed and the removed wick put down on the candlestick, beamed brightly throngh all the family sitting room as his mother was mending his garments that bad been torn dur ing the day's wanderings among the rocks or bushes, and years afterward it all came out in the simile of tho greatestsermoueverpreached: "Neither do men light a candle and put it un der a bushel, but in a candlestick, and it giveth light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine." Sometime when his mother in the autumn took out the clothes that had been put away for the summer ho noticed how the moth miller flew out and the coat dropped apart ruined and useless, and so 0 years alter be enjoined: "Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust can corrupt." His boyhood spent amonc birds and flowers they all caroled and bloomed again 15 years after as he cries out: '-Behold the fowls of the air." "Consider the lilies." A GEEAT SXOBM one day during Christ's boyhood blackened the heavens and angered the rivers. Perhaps standing in the door of the carpenter's shop he watched it gathering louder and wilder until two cyclones, one sweeping down from Mount Tabor and the other from Mount Carmel, met in the valley of Esdraelon and two houses are caught in the fury and crash goes the one and triumphant stands the other, and he noticed that one had shifting sand for a foundation and the other an eternal rock for basis; and 20 years after he built the whole scene into a pe roration of flood and whirlwind that seized his audience and lifted them into the heights of sublimity with the two great arms of pathos and terror, which sublime words I render, ask img you as far as possible to forget that you ever heard them before: "Whosoever heareth these savings of mine, and doeth them. I will liken him unto a wise, man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings ot mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain de scended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell; and great was the fall of it." Yes, from the naturalness, the simplicity, the freshness of his parables and similes and meta phors in manhood discourse 1 know that he had been a boy of the fields and had bathed in the streams and heard the nightingale's call, and broken through the flowery hedge and looked out of the embrasures of the fortress, and drank from the wells and chased the butterflies, which travelers say have always been one of the flitting beauties ot that landscape, and talked with the strange people from Damascus and Egypt and Sapphons and Syria, who in caravans or on foot passed throngh his neigh borhood, the dogs barking at their approach at sundown. As afterward he was a perfect man, in the time of which I speak be was a pefect ooy, witn tne spnnp oi a ooys toot, the snarkie of a boy's eye, the rebound of a bov's life and just the opposite of those juveniles who sit around morbid and unelastic, old men at 10. I warrant he was able to take his own part and it may ne partly Dunt on facts, or by the pass age of the ages, some real facts may have been distorted. But because a book is not divinely inspired we are not. therefore, to conclude that there are not true things in it. Prescott's "Conquest of Mexico" was not inspired, but we believe it although it may contain many mistakes. Macaulay'B ''History of England" was not inspired, but we believe it although it may have been marred with many errors. The so-called apocryphal gospel, in which the boy hood of Christ is dwelt upon, I do not believe to be divinely inspired, and yet it may present facts worthy of consideration. Because it rep resents the boy Christ as performing miracles, some have overthrown that whole apocryphal book. But what right have you to say that Christ did not perform miracles at 10 years of age as Well as at 30? He was in boyhood as certainly divine as in manhood. Then while a lad he must hivo had the power to work miracles, whether he did or did not work them. When, having reached manhood, Chnst turned water into wine, that was said to bo the BEGisrsroj-G or mibaci.es. iBut that may mean that it was the beginning that series of manhoodjalracles. In a word, 2 think that the New Testament Is only a small transcript of what Jesus did and said. Indeed the Bible declares positively that if all Christ did and said were written the world would not contain the books. So we are at liberty to be lieve or reject those parts of tho apocryphal gospel which say that when the boy Christ and his mother passed a band of thieves he told his mother that two of them, Dumachus and Titus by name, would be the two thieves who after ward would expire on crosses beside him. Was that more wonderful than some of Christ's manhood prophecies? Or the uninspired story that the boy Christ made a fountain spring from the roots of a sycamore tree so that his mother washed his coat in the stream was that more unbelievable than the manhood mir acle that changed common water into a mar riage beverage? Or the uninspired story that two sick children were recovered by bathing in the water where Christ had wasSed? Was that more wonderful than the manhood miracle by which the woman 12 years a complete invalid should have been made straight by touching tbe fringe of Christ's coat? In other words, while I do not believe that any of the so-called apocryphal New Testa ment is inspired, I believe much of it is true: just as I believe a thousand books, none of which are divinely inspired. Much of it was just like Christ. Just as certain as tbe man Christ was tbe most of tbe time getting men out of trouble,! think that the boy Christ was the most of tbe time getting boys out of trouble. I have declared to you this day a boys' Christ. And the world wants such a one. lie did not Bit around moping over what was to be, or "what was. From the wav in which natural objects enwreathed themselves into his sermons after lie had become a man I conclude there was not a rock or a hill or a cavern or a tree for miles around that he was not familiar with in child hood. He had cautiously felt his way down into the caves and had with lithe and agile limb gained a poise on many a high tree top. His boyhood was passed among grand scenery, as most all the great natures have passed early life AMONG THE MOUNTAINS. They may live now on the flats, but they passed tbe receptive days of ladhood among the hills. Among the mountains of New Hampshire or the mountains of Virginia or the mountains of Kentucky or the mountains of Switzerland or Italy or Austria or Scotland or mountains as high and rugged as they, many of the world's thrilling biographies began. Our Lord's boyhood was passed in a neighborhood 1,200 feet above tbe level of the sea and surround ed by mountain 500 or 600 feet still higher. Before it could shine on the village where this boy slept it had to climb far enough up to look over hills that held their heads far alott. From yonder height his eye at one sweep took in the mighty scoop of the valleys and with another sweep took in the Mediterranean Sea. and you hear the grandeur of the cliffs and tbe surge of the great waters in his matchless sermonnlogy. One day I see that divine boy, the wind flurry ing his hair over his sun-browned forehead, standing on a hilltop looking off upon Lake Tiberias, on which at one time, according to profane history, are, not 100, but 4,000 ships. Authors have taken pains to say that Christ was not affected by these surroundings, and that he from within lived outward and indepen dent of circumstances. So far from that being M UO. ., tuo UU BBU31UYB OClDg ICat CVCf TO TAKE THE PART OF OTHERS. In that village of Nazareth I am certain there was what is found in all the neighbor hoods of the earth, that terror of children, the bully, wbo seems born to strike, to punch, to bruise, to overpower the less muscular and robust. The Christ who afterward in no limited terms denounced hypocrite and Phari see, I warrant, never let such juvenile villain lmnose upon less vigorous Childhood and yet go unscathed and undefended. At 10 years he was in sympathy with the underlings as he was at 30 and 33. I want no further inspired or uninspired information to persuade me that He was a splendid boy, a radiant boy, the grandest, holiest, mightiest boy of all the ages. Hence I commend him as a boy's Christ. What multitudes between 10 and 15 years have found him out as the one just suited by his own personal experience to help any boy. Let the world look ont how it treads on a hnv. for that very moment it treads on Christ. You sinae a Doy, you siriKe (jurist; you .insult a boy, yon insult Christ; you cheat a boy, you cheat Christ. It is an awful and infinite mis- 1 take to come as far as manhood without a I Christ when here is a boy Christ. That was one reason, i sunnose. mat Jonathan inwards. afterward tbe greatest American logician and Treacher of his time, became a Christian at years of age; and Robert Hall, wbo after ward shook Christendom with his sacred elo quence, became a Christian at 12 years of age; aim xsaac wuus, vraa uinaea wuo lnaries Wesley tbe dominion of holy song, became a Christian at 9 years of age; and if in any large religious assemblage it were asked that all the men and women who learned to love Christ be fore they were 15 years of age would please lift their right hand, there would be enough hands lifted to wave a coronation. What is true in a religious sense is true in a secular sense. Themlstocles amazed bis school fellows with talents which in after years made the world stare. Isaac Newton, the boy, by driving pegs in the side of a house to mark the decline of the sun, evidenced a disposition towards the experiments which afterward showed the nations HOW THE WORLDS SWING. Robert Stephenson, the boy, with his kite on the commons, experimented with electric cur rents and prophesied work which should yet make him Immortal. "Get out of my wayl" said a' rough man to a boy, "get ont of my way! what are you good for anyhow?" The boy answered: "They make men out of such things as we are." Hear it, fathers, mothers 1 hear it, philanthropists and patriots; hear it. all the youngl Tbe temporal and eternal destiny of tbe most of the Inhabitants of this earth is de cided before 14 years of age. Behold the Naz- aretn unnst, tne village Christ, the country viunsu tut: uuy vurifih But having shown you the divine lad in the fields, I must show you him in tbe mechanic's snon. Joseph, his father, died very early, im mediately after the famous trip to the temple, and this lad not only had to support himself but support his mother, and what that is some of you know. There is a royal race of boys on earth now doing the same thing. They wear no crown. They have no purple robeadroop from their shoulders. The plain chair on which they sit is as much unlike a throne as anything yon can imagine. But God knows what they are doing ana throueh what sacrifices they go, and through all eternity God will keen paying them for their filial behavior. They shall get full measure of reward, tho measure pressea down, shaken together and running over. They have their example In this ooy Christ taking care of bis mother. He had been taught tbe carpenter's trade by his father. The boy bad done the plainer work at the Bhop while the father had put on the fin ishing touches of the work. The boy also cleared away the chips and blocks and shavings. He helped hold tbe different pieces of work while the father joined them. In our day we have all kinds of mechanics, and tbe work is divided up among them. But to be a carpenter in Christ's bovhood davs meant to makn ninu-a yokes, shovels, wagons, tables, chairs, sofa, houses and almost knowing that he was mature enough and agile enough to take care of himself, are on their way home without any anxiety, supposing that their boy Is coming with some of the groups. But after awhile they suspect he is lost, and with flushed cheek and a terrorized look they rush this way and that, saying: "Have you seen anything of my boy? He is 12 years of age, of fair complexion and bas bine eyes and auburn hair. Have you seen him since ue left the city?" Back they go in hot baste, in and ont the streets, in and out the private houses and among tbe .surrounding hills. For three days they search and inquire, wondering if be bas been trampled under foot of some of tbe throngs, or has ventured on the cliffs or fallen off a precipice. Send through all the streets and lanes of the city and among all the surrounding hills that most dismal sound, "A lost child! A lost child!" Andlo, after three days they discover him in the great temple, seated Tamong the mightiest religion ists of all the world. The walls of no other building ever looked down on such a scene. A child 12 years old surrounded by septuagenarians, he asking his own questions and answering theirs. Let me introduce you to some of these ecclesiastics. This is the great Rabbin Simeon ! This is the venerable HiUel! This is the famous Sbani mai ! These are the sons of tbe distinguished Betirah. AVhat can this 12-year-old lad teach them or what questions can he ask worthy their cogitation? Ah, the first time In all their lives these religionists have found their match and more than their match. Though so young, he knew all about that famous temple under whose roof they held that most wonderful dis cussion of all history. He knew the meaning of every altar, of every sacrifice, of every golden candlestick, of every embroidered cur tain, of every crumb of shewbread, of every drop of oil in that sacred edifice. He knew all about God. He knew all about man. He knew all about heaven, for he came from it. Hekncw all about this world, for he made it. lie knew all worlds, for they were only tho sparkling morning den drops on the lawn in front of his heavenly palace. Put these f even Bible words in a wreath of emphasis: "Both hearing them and asking them questions." A BOY'S QUESTION. I am not so much interested in the questions they asked him as in the questions he asked them. He asked tbe questions not to get in formation from the doctors, for he knew it already, but to humble them by showing tbe height and depth and length and breadth of their own ignorance. While tbe radiant boy thrusts these self-conceited philosophers with tbe interrogation point, they out tho forefinger Of the right band to their temple as though tn start their thoughts into more vigor, and then they would look upward and then they would wrinkle their brows and then by absolute silence or In positive words confess their in capacity to answer the interrogatory. With any of a hundred questions about theology, abont philosophy, about astronomy, about time, about eternity, he may have balked them, dis concerted them, flung them flat. Behold the boy Christ asking questions and listen when your child asks questions. Ho has the right to ask them. The more he asks the better. Alas for the stupidity of the child with out Inquisitiveness! It Is Christlike to ask ques tions. Answer them if you can. Do not say: "I can't be bothered now." It is your place to be bothered with questions. If you are not able to answer, surrender and confess your in capacity, as I have no doubt did Rabbin Si meon and Hlllel and Shammai and tbe sons of Betirah when that splendid bov, sitting or standing there with a garment reaching from neck to ankle, and girdled at the waist, put them to their very wit's end. It is no disgrace to say: "I don't know." The learned doctors who-environed Christ that day In the temple did not know or they would not have asked him any questions. The only being in the uni verse who never needs to say "I do not know" is the Lord Almighty. The fact that they did not know sent Keppler and Cuvier and Colum bus and Humboldt and Herschel and Morse and Sir William Hamilton and all the other of the world's mightiest natures into their life long explorations. Telescope and microscope and stethoscope and electric battery and all tho scientific apparatus of all the ages are only questions asked at the door of mystery. Be hold this Nazarene lad asking questions, giving everlasting dignity to earnest interrogation. A SINGLE THEOLOGY NEEDED. 'But while I see the old theologians standing around tbe boy Christ I am impressed as never before with thr. fact that what theology most wants is more of childish simplicity. The world and the church have built up immense systems of theology. Half of them try to tell what God thought, what God planned, what Grfd did 500, 000,000 years before the small star on which we live was created. I have had many a sound sleep under sermons about tbe decrees of God and the eternal generation of the Son and dis courses showing who Melchisedek wasn't, and I give a fair warning that if any minister ever begins a sermon on such a subject in my pres ence X will put my bead down on the pew in front and go into tbe deepest slumber I can reach. Wicked waste of time, this trying to scale tbe unscalable and fathom the un fathomable while tbe nations want tbe bread of life and to be told how they can get rid of their sins and their sorrows. Why should you and I perplex ourselves about the decrees of God? Mind your own business and God will take care of His. In the conduct of the uni verse I think He will somehow manage to get along without us. If you want to love and serve God, and bo good and useful and get to heaven, I warrant that nothing which occurred eigni nnuarea qumtuuon or years ago will hin der you a minute. It is not the decrees of God that do us any harm, it is our own decrees of sin and folly. You need not go further back In history than about I.c56 years. You see this is the year 1889. Chnst uied about 33 years of age. You subtract 33 from 1,889 and that makes it only 1,858 years. That is as far back as you need to go. Something oc curred on that day under an eclipsed sun that sets us ail forever free if with our whole heart and life we accept the tremendous proffer. Do not let the Presbyterian Church or tho Methodist Church or the Lutheran Church or tbe Baptist Church or any of the other evangelical churches spend any time in trying to fix up old creeds, all of them Imperfect, as everything man does is imperfect. I move a new creedfor all the evangelical churches of unnsienaom, omy inree articles in tne creed, and no need of any more. If I had all tbe con secrated people of 'all denominations of the earth on one great plain, and I had voico loud enough to pnt it to a vote that creed of three articles would be adopted with a unanimous vote and a thundering aye that would make the earth quake and the heavens ring with hosanna. A UNIVERSAL CREED. This is the creed I propose for all Christen dom: , Article First "God so loved the world that he gave bis only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life." Article Second "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, even the chief." Article Third "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive blessing and riches and honor and glory and power, world without end. A man ' that we gather all our theologies around the boy in the temple, the elaborations around the simplicities, and the profundities around the clarities thewctogenarlan of scholastic research around the unwrinkled cheek of 12 year juven escence. "Except you become as a little child you can in no wiso enter the kingdom?' and except you become as a little child you cannot understand the Christian religion. 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And then it was not uncultivated grandeur. These hills carried in their arms or on tbetr backs gardens, groves, orchards, terraces, vine yards, cactus, sycamores. These outbranching foliages did not have to wait for tbe floods be fore their silence was broken, for through tbem and over tbem and In circles round them and under them were pelicans, were thrushes, were sparrows, were nightingales, were larks. were quails, were macKDirus, were parcnases, were bulbuls. Yonder the white flocks of sheep snowed down over IKE FASTTJBE LANDS. And yonder the brook rehearses to the peb Dies its adventures down the rocky shelving. Yonder are the oriental homes, the housewife with pitcher on the shoulder entering the door. and down tbe lawn In front children reveling amonc the flaming flora. And all this spring and tone and grass and sunshine and shadow Trovea into the most exquisite nature .Jlhat ever breathed or wept or sung .,'or suffered. Throngh studying the sky between the bills Christ bad noticed tbe weather signs, and that a crimson sky at n" meani cry weainer next uay, ana tnat a crimson sky In tho morning meant wet weather uciore night. And how Deau EVEETTHING THAT WAS MADE, Fortunate was It that the boy had learned the trade, for, when the head of the family dies it is a grand thing to have tbe child able to take care of himself and help take care of others.- Now that Joseph, his father, is dead and the responsibility of family support comes down on this boy, I hear from morning to night his hammer ponnding, his saw vacillat ing, bis ax descending, bis gimlets boring, and standing amid tbo dust and debris of the shop I find tbe prespiratlon gathering on bis arms and notice the fatigue of his arm, and as he stops a moment to rest I see him panting, bis band on his side, from the exhaustion. Now he goes forth in the morning loaded with im plements of work heavier than any modern kit of tools. Under tbe tropical son ho swelters Lifting, pulling, adjusting, cleaving, splitting all day long. At nightfall he goes home to the plain snpper provided by his mother and sits down too tired to talk. Work! work! work! You cannot tell Christ anything now auuut ousierea nanas or acning angles or bruised fingers or stiff joints or rising in the morning as tired as when you lay uown. While yet a boy be knew it all, he felt It all he suffered it alL The boy carpenter! The boy wagon makerl The boy bouse bnilder! 6 Christ, we have seen Thee when full grown in Pilate's police courtroom, we bave seen Thee when full grown Tbou wert assassinated on Golgotha, but, O Christ, let all the weary arti sans and mechanics of the earth see Thee while yet undersized and arms not yet muscnlarized and with the undeveloped strength of juvencs cense trying to take thy father's place in gain ing the livelihood for the family. fa But. having seen Christ the bov nf th fli,i. and the boy In the mechanic's shop, I sbowyou a more marvelous scene, Christ the smooth browed lad among the long-bearded, white haired, hich-foreheaded ecclesiastics of the temple. Hundreds of thousands of strangers had come to Jerusalem to keep a great relig ious festival. After the hospitable homes were crowded with visitors, the tents were spread all around tbe city to shelter imunise throngs of okiAufecta. a. nos erjr easy among in e vast throngs coming and going to lose a child. More than 2,000,000 people have been known to gather at Jerusalem for that natlopal feast. You must not think ot those regions as sparsely set tled. THE ANCIENT HISTORIAN Josephus says there were in Galilee 200 cities, the smallest of them containing 15,000 people. No wonder that amid the crowds nt rim ti tifully he made j spoken of Jesus the boy was lost. His parents, But you go to tinkering up your old creeds and patching and splicing and Interlining and annexing and subtracting and adding and ex plaining and you will lose time and make your self a target for earth and bell to shoot at. Let us bave creeds not fashioned ont of human in genuities but out of scriptural phraseology.and all the guns of bombardment blazing from all the port holes of infidelity and perdition will not in a thousand years knock off the church of God a splinter as big as a cambric needle. What is most needed now is Oatarrh IS a blood disease. Until tne poison Is expelled from the system, there caa be no cure for this loathsome and dangerous malady. Therefore, the only effective treatment is a thorough course of Ayers Sarsaparilla the best of all blood purifiers. The sooner you begin the better ; delay is dangerous. "I was troubled with catarrh for over two years. I tried various remedies, ana was irenieu dv a numoer or pnysl cians, but received no benefit until I began to take Ayers Sarsaparilla. A few bottles of this medicine cured me of tnis troublesome complaint and com- Bletely restored my health." Jesse M. oggs, Holman's Mills, N. C. "When Ayer's Sarsaparilla was rec ommended to me for catarrh, I was in clined to doubt its efficacy. Having tried so many remedies, with little ben efit, I had no faith that anything would cure me. I became emaciated from loss of appetite and impaired digestion. I bad nearly lost the sense of smell, and my system was badly deranged. I was about discouraged,1 when a friend urged me to try Ayor's Sarsaparilla, and re ferred mo to persons whom it had cured of catarrh. After taking half a dozen bottles of this medicine, I am convinced that the only sure way of treating this obstinate disease is through the blood." Charles H. Maloney, 113 Hirer st, Lowell, Mass. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, rBElMBED XX Dr. J. Ci Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. Price $1; six bottles, f 5. Worth $5 a bottle. DIED. AIKEN On Saturday, June a 1BS9, at 12:1 A. ii., David Aiken. Jr., in his 56th year. Funeral services at bis late residence, Am. berson avenue, on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment private. BROWN On Saturday evening, June 8, 1889, infant son of M. B. and Margaret T. Brown, at tbeir residence in Mansfield. BROWN On Sunday at 2:15 P. St., RACHAEL Bcown, wife of James Brown, In the 39th year of ner age. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 p. at., from 43 Har land avenue, Tenth ward, Allegheny. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. 2 FLANNERY On Sunday, June 9, 18S9. at 6 p. m.. John, son of Stephen and Julia Flan nery, aged 3 years and 1 month. Funeral from the residence of bis parents, corner of Stanton avenue and Bntler street, on Monday (to-day), at 4 P. it. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. GREEN On Sunday, June 9, at 9:30 A. K., JonN GREEN, of McKcesport, Pa. Funeral Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p. jr., from German Church. Friends of tbe family are re spectfully invited to be present JOHNSTON At Homestead. P. nn Rnn. day, June 9, 1889, at 6 P. It, WILSON JOHNSTON, In the 79th year of his age. Notice of funeral in evening paper. JACKSON-At 6:15 A M.. SARAH JACKSON, aged 4 months 21 days, daughter of Hugh and Sarah Jackson. A precious one from us Is gone, A voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our home That never can be filled. Funeral services at 230 p. it, Monday, from 77 Washington street, city. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. KENNEDY On Friday, at 12 o'clock, ED WARD Kennedy, aged 62 years. Funeral will take 'place on Monday morn rso at 9 o'clock from 213 Ahcarn street, city. Friends of the family are respectfully Invited 10 attend. MALEY On Sunday, June 9, at 2.30 A. m., Dennis Maley, in his 67th year. Funeral takes place from his late residence, 265 Washington avenue. Twenty-seventh ward, on Tuesday morning, at 8 o'clock. Friends of family are respect! ully invited to attend. MOORE Of diphtheria, Samuel L. Moore, oldest son of Dr. and Mrs S. G. Moore, SI Arch street, Allegheny. Services at honse on Monday, June 10, at 2 P. M. Interment private. O'BRIEN At Mansfield Valley. Pa., on Sun day, June 9, 18S9, at i a. m., James O'Brien, aged 68 years. Funeral from his late residence on Tuesday, June 11, at 9 A. M. Interment at Dennison, O. PRITCHAKD-On Saturday, June 8, 1889. at 220 p. m., Richard Pritchard, In .his 69th year. Funeral from his late residence, corner Arlington avenue and Climax street, Thirty first ward, on Tuesday, June 11, 1S89, at 2 p. X. Friends of the family are respectfully in vited to attend. , 3 ,oSfILS.P-At Hazelwood, on Friday, June 7, 1889, at 9:10 p. m., Calvin Wixson, youngest son of Susan and the late George Wilson. Funeral services at the residence of his mother, at Hazelwood, on Monday horning, at 10 o'clock. Train leaves B. & O. depot. Grant and Water streets, at 9:40 a if. Please omit flowers. Interment private. 2 Colorado Springs' papers please copyj ' We display this week the best 25-cent Onyx Black Stainless Hose ever shown in this city, much better than we sold last year at 40 cents a pair, wan ana see mem. Bargain number two is a lot of Ladies' Real French Balbriggan Vests.high neck and ribbed arm, which we have marked 40 cents each; this grade has always sold for 75 cents. We bave more of those Ladles' Silk Ribbed Vests, long sleeves, at 82 00 and S2 25, former price S3 25 and 53 50. Our Lines of Gentlemen's BAIBRIGGAN UNDERWEAR, from 50 cents to $3 00 a garment, are the best values going in all the grades between these prices. Light Natural Wool Underwear, the nicest and softest made; also. Light Merino and Gauze, in low, medium and finest grades. SILK UNDERWEAR, in all weights, at Lowest prices. Boys' Under wear is a specialty in our underwear line. Tbe boys like onr Knickerbocker or Knee Drawers. in both the Jean and Balbriggan kinds. Ask to see them ; a good many customers we find don't know they are to be had in this way. Expectations More Than Beallzed Quiok Answers to Our Truth ful Advertisements Grand Continuation of Our Great Forced Sale, Begfun So Auh piciously Last Week. MatcMess Millinery at Money-Saying Prices, Late as the season is, you'll find no dwindled stock to select from here. We're doing some thing that wonld give other milliners a fright We're inventing new styles and making up fresh supplies. We know we'll need them. As fast as buyers carry Hats and Bonnets oft the workrooms still turn in new. Hat styles you have been looking for and missed seeing until now. You'll hear of fine Lace Hats every whipstitch of other milliners advertising. Here you'll find the Lace Hats In all the realty of fineness. An abundant supply and prices cut in halt Silk Department Unparalleled Valuea 8,000 yards heavy All-Silk Surahs, in all the leading colors, 44c; usual price, 65c 2.500 yards the Standard Iron Frame Grena dine at one-half original cost of importation. New Invoice of Black and Colored Faille Francalse, rare value, 89c, worth Jl 50. Onr stock of Printed India Silks is too large for this season of the year. They must be sold. Prices cut in two. Colored Dress Goods. New Department Stock all new and fresh. We are showing a very choice line of Colored Henriettas, In all the latest colorings, 25c 200 nieces Illuminated Mohairs. 42 inches wide, a very popular cloth, beautiful range of wiurs, ow, usual nnce, ouc 125 pieces Mohair Lustrines. This linecom- rises a very choice selection of shadings; 44 iches wide, and a splendid value at 63c. 25 pieces Persian Challies, in very effective designs and rich coloring, double width, 23c 500 pieces double width Tongletta Cloth, in plain, stripes and checks. Would be cheap at 8O0: our price, 15c. SCO pieces beautiful Challies large assort ment to select from at one-half the price of other stores, 5c 1 Two Jersey Bargains That Will Sell on Sight. Silk Braid Ribboned Jerseys, finest Cash mere, in spring shades. Also tailor-bound Jer seys at it 99; worth more than double. Silk Smocked Jerseys. Tailor Coat-back, Vest-front Jerseys. Pretty Puffed and Pleated Blouse Jerseys all go at tl 99; worth from $3 50 to 95. Captivating value our Ladles' Irish Peasant Cloaks, all colors, S7 49. Speoial Parasol Bargains. 1,000 Parasols, elegant designs and colors, worth from SI 25 to S2, your pick from Monday until thergntire lot is sold, at 75c each. ma, 11 11 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. PES' DM TRIMMED Alta UNTRIMMED MIIUN&RY! Largest stock and lowest 'prices in the two cities. No charge for Trimming when materials are purchased of us. Art Embroidery and1 fancy Work Free instruction every monting from 10 to 12 o'clock. Ladies' Swiss Aprons, tucked, sit 25c Ladies' Swiss Aprons, embrolde red. at 50c Ladies Swiss Aprons, bemstitc lied and em broidered, at 63c, 75c, 88c, 95c and,ta. 19. Nurses' Aprons, wide hem and tucks, at 16c 19c and 25c Nurses' Aprons, with open work, at 25c Nurses' Aprons, embroidered, at .We, 0c, 63c, 75c, $1, 81 25, Jl 50, Jl 75 and 82. Ladles' Muslin Underwear. Ladies' Cloaks, Wraps and Jerseys. Ladies' Gloves. Ladies' Hosiery. Ladies' Underwear. Ladies' Corset", Bustles, etc Ladies' Dress Trimmings. Ladles' Handkerchiefs. Ladies' Laces and Embroideries. Ladles' Rubber Gossamers. Ladles' Umbrellas, Ladles' Toilet Sets. Ladles' Manlcnre Sets. Ladles' Work Boxes. Ladles' Toilet Goods and Perfnmeries. Ladies' Trunks and Traveling Bags. Linens, Towels, Napkins, etc, and a com plete line of House Furnishing Goods. Making Up for Lost Time. You might-judge there was either some disturbance in the clothing market, or the weather injured goods if kept The prices heard of sound astounding. Isn't it more likely that the quality hardly met your ap proval? That considerably more was asked for it than it would fetch? That it's not sure of its price now, and'll be less so if kept over? Or that it's sought to make up for lost time? Anyway, it doesn't compete with our reliable clothing. We 'have sold heaps of our make, because it was wanted and the prices were low, in good time: low to begin with. Some lots have been made lower. The goods have solid value. The prices are genu inely lowered. Thin goods at right prices. New lots in. The best tailoring to order, and 1,000 styles of goods to look at. -- Wanamaker 8c Brown, Sixth street and Fenn avenue. Je8-n Tuesday, June 11, Gentlefnen's Day Wednesday, June 12, - Misses' Day Thursday, June 13, - Boys' Day Friday, June 14, - - Babies' Day Saturday, June 15, Everybody's Dav 111 & lllG, Successors to Morris R Dante, SIXTH ST. AND PENN AVENUE. jelO-irwr HORNE & WARD, 41 FIFTH AVENUE. je6-rj A. of R B. K P. Association of Regular Registered Resident Physicians, No. 720 Fenn avenue. Dr. Orr invites the friends of the hundreds of patients be has enred of catarrh and dvs- Sensia during the last year to ca.ll and allow im and bis associate physicians to prove tbat they are what they claim to be, regular regis tered resident pbyslolans, wno are competent to do all they claim, and that they are not trav elers who stop in our city for a few weeks or months. This association is founded for the protection of those who are being deceived by spurious luBLiiutes anu uicu-sounuinK, ouc noiiow lilies, all of which is no proof of ability or legality. We invite all persons suffering from chronic diseases, medical or sunrlcal, to call for con sultation, free, no matter if you have been pro nounced Incurable by some traveling doctor. We do not turn away all persons not easily cured. Office hours 10 to 1130 A. v., 2 to S and 7 to 8 P. M. A. of R. R. R. P. DR. OBR. tnySl-D 720 Penn ave.. Pittsburg; Pa. Fleishman & Go's. NEW DEPARTMENT STOKES, 504,506 and 508 Market st, PITTSBURG, PA. ielO-D FidelityTitle & Trust Company; CAPITAL, - - - $500,000 121 AND 123 FOURTH AVE. Insures titles to real estate, and acts in all fiduciary capacities. Temporary offices, No. 100 DIAMOND STREET. fe3-SC-M (Above Trade Mark Is on our windows.) IS MY OLD UMBRELLA WORTH RE-COVERING? The above important question naturally arises now that the spring rains are here. We can answer YES to this, on account of having already proved It to the satisfaction of thousands who Bave profited by our RE-COVERING and REPAIRING of tbeir otherwise nseless umbrellas. TIME THE QUICKEST on account of do ing the work on the premises. While you wait, for repa'r work. One day for re-covering. PRirT " THE LOWEST on account of be ing th .lglnal manufacturers. YOUR ATTENTION IS CALLED TO KEECH'S LARGE STOCK OF FURNITURE, CARPETS, HOUSEFURNISHING GOODS, &c. If you want anything in this line, at a price that ret saving to you, HOUSE-CLEANING TIME Is here. You will need curtains renovated and carpets cleaned. There is bnt one place where you can get tbem done In tbe best manner pos sible, and. that Is at CHAS. PFEIFER'S ALLEGHENY STEAM LAUNDRY. - Offices In Pittsburg, 443 Smiths eld street, 1913 Carson street, and 100 Federal street, Allegbe. y. Works, 35S-S69 Beaver avenue, Allegheny Telephone 12&L mh26-3rwT STEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS. UKAKDi,lME. HEW YORK TO MVEKPOOI. VIA OUEKN3. to ro-a. Jiiiui i-itis -w hukiu jtiVJus. KAST EXrKESS MAIL, aEKVlCE. Auraniit. Jane 1. 7 am i -Bothnia, Jnnel9. 10AX Gallia. .Icne 5, 9:30 a. it lttKtrnna,JnneS,lJonc- ftUmbrl . June 8.1pm lAnranla, Jnne29. SAM ervia. J nne 13. 7 A M i nGallla, July J, 8:30 A X ftTbesa s teamen carry arst-class passengers only. Will not carry Intermediate. 1 Will carry lntermedlatr, no steerafre. Cabin passage. (60, S80 and 100: Intermediate. (35. Steerage tickets to and from all parts of Europe at v err low rates. VEKNO it. BKOWN CO.. General Aent. t Bowling Green, Hew York. J. J. McCORillCK. Agrnt. Fourth aTe. and Smlthfleld ft, Pittsburg. my2T-r c resents a come to bisr - PAULSON BROS., Umbrella Makers, 441 WOOD STREET, Five Doors from Fifth avenue. je3.KWI" Assets, January L 1887 JU,56S,KO 50 EDWARDS A KENNEY. Agents, OQ Fourth avenue Pittsburg. Ial5-59.inr ! KEECH'S Cash and Credit House, 923 and 925 Penn Ave,, Near Nrrrxn Btueet. ' E7Open Saturday- nights till 10 o'clock. Je3-srwr State Line To Glasgow. Belfast, Dublin and Liverpool. FROM NEW YORK EVERY THURSDAY. Cabin passage $35 to $50. according to locaUoa of stateroom. Excnxsion 65 to sea. Steerage to and lima Europe at .Lowest Rate. AUSTIN BALDWIM 4 CO.. General Agents. S3 Broadway, MorYort. J. J. McCORMICX. Agent, Pittsburg. Pa. mnn-rj ALLAN LINE ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS. THE OMLY DIRECT LINE From GLASGOW, LONDONDERRY, and GALWAY To PHILADELPHIA. Passenger Accommodations Unexcelled. Prepaid Intermediate. S30. Steerage, f 19. Passengers by this route axe saved the ex Esnse and Inconvenience attending transfer to iverpool or from New Yort. j.j. Mccormick, or a.d. scorer son, Pittsburg. my27-57-3rwT P T IE :et t s WM. 6m?te'3t J JOB 10, 1889. O. D. LEVIS. Solicitor of Patanm. 131 Fifth avenue.above Urmthneld, next Leader office. (No delay.) Established 20 years. se29-hlu ANCHOR LINE. Atlantic Express Service; LIVERPOOL via QUEENSTOWN. SteamshlpJ-ClTY OF BOJIE," from Sew York, WEU2J3UAlf. Jlayzx June IS, Jul-.r Z4.Aac.3a Saloon passage, tm to 1100: second-clais, S33. GLASGOW SERVICE. Steamers every Saturday from Xew Y.avt. to GLASGOW and LONDONDERRY. Cabin pasuxe to Glasgow, Londonderry. Liver pool, 60 and (SU. Second-class. Sao. Steerage passage, either service, pa. Saloon excnrslon tleketa at reduced rates. Travelers circular letters or credit and drafts for any amount Issued at lowest current raSisa. for books or lours, tickets or Information. AnpIrtoIIENDEKSON BRtmiEKS. N. Y., OT 3. f. McCOKJIICK. Fourth and Smilhfleld: A. 1). 8COREK & SOS. 41J SmtthBeld St.. FmtbnnT': VB". SEUi'LK, Jr., 165 federal st, AUeghenr. aoS-C-jrwT wm, smpws, ANTHONY MEYER, (Successor to Meyer, Arnold 4 Co., Lira.,) uiwcuraaiWAaiJ Jiuu.BAlj3IEK. Office and residence, 1134 Penn avenue. Tele phone connection. luylOS-irwTSU JOHN L. TREXLER i CO.,' Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Livery and Boardinc Stables. Nos. 378 and S80 Reaver ave. Residence. 681 Preble ave Allegheny City. Telephone 3f 18. mh23-HThSu FLORAL EMBLEMS. CHOICE CUT FLOWERS AND BMILAX A. M. 0 J. b: MURDOCH, 1-1 n Bauruf usiiu bt. j322-J7Ev-A- We Are Offering This Week a Marvelous Array of Bar gains, Such as Will Interest and Pay Everybody to Examine. Telephone 423. ieS-U-itwr CHOICE FRESH FLOWERS. HARDY ROSES AND PLANTS. BEDDING-OUT LAWN MOWERS. JOHN R. & A. MTJBDOOH, Telephone 239. 60s Sihthfield St. apSO-uwF SUITS -AJSTID "vVKz-AJPS. . The amount of business done in this department in the past week is a sure indication that the bargains are thoroughly appreciated. The entire stock has been re vised as to prices this week and new goods added at right figures. A careful inspection invited. Beaded Wraps at about half the first season's prices. Cloth Jackets, light weights, 51 25, $1 60 and up, in a variety of styles. Stockinette Jackets, colored and black, 53, 54 and 55. Handsome perfect-fitting Jerseys in black, cream and colored plain, braided, smocked and embroidered. A black Jersey as low as 37Kc Silk and vyasnmere wraps, lace-trimmed ana headed, special styles for elderlv ladies. S5. $6 and up. Conemaras and Cape Newmarkets, light weights, in great variety, at low prices. Embroidered Cashmere Fichus. Summer Shawls, Infants' Cloaks, embroidered and plain. an at bargain prices. See the new colored Silk Blouses, pleated and smocked, 56 up i uesiraoie ana reaay sellers, uur ouit siock is very complete prices and styles are right. Stuff Suits, Silk Suits, "Wash Suits in Ginehams, Satines, Chillis, etc., 54, $5 and up. Misses white and colored Suits. Infants' outfits complete. No such a magnificent display to be een elsewhere. WOOL IDIEIESS Q-OOIDS. In this department the cut has still been deeper. Good, serviceable, stylish fabrics at 10c, 12cand 15ej were 15c to 25c. 37W goods now 25c, in stripes, plaids, mixtures and fancy weaves. 40-inch gray mixed, all-wool Serge at 25c, worth 60c. All-wool Trench Stripes and Plaids, SOc; were 75c. 40-inch plain, light colored Casimir and Serges at 40c; were 60c The best 40-inch Colored Henriettas at 50c ever exhibited anywhere. Handsome lines of novelties ior combinations, 75o to 52 a yard. Black Wool Cashmeres. All-wool and Silk Warp Henriettas, Series, Nuns' Veilings, eta, at low prices. Samples Sent on Request. OUR WASH GOODS DEPARTMENT - Shows rare bargains in Challis, Be, 6)c and up. Seersuckers and dress stvles Gingham, 6o up. Satines, 7c, 8c, 10c and 12c for the best American goods French Satinea, 22c; were 35c see them. Plaid India Linons, etc. Scotch Ginghams, 20c and 25c. Do not neglect to see the new importation of Scotch, German and Irish Table Linens. We begin them at 20c, and show the best 50c Table Damask ever sold in any market. 72- - mcnwiae at toe, JHcana fl, m Deautilul patterns. Bargains in Towels, Napkins, Sheetings, etc. . . TZOSTErR-YJNlD GLOYES. Xiadiei plain and fancy Hose, 10c a pairnp. Solid tlacks a specialty. Th fast black at 25c are unequalled (or the money, antfjust as fast as those at 75c Boys, Misses and vuiturcu s oiacK ana coioreu Hose in endltsa varfetv. A harfAin In tnruhnttsm TTiA - - - - -j- a - - --. -V...TVU .11 uioves, snicnea Dacsr, ozc; regular ?l goods. A five-hook real Kid at 51 are 51 50 quality. Black and Colored Silk Mitts. Lisle und Silk Gloves for Ladies and Misses; ail grades. Underwear in Gauze, Merino, Balbriggan, eto. Seasonable weights tot Men, Ladies and Children at popular prices. Our Millinery stock kept np bj dally openings of latest styles Hats and Bonneta. i-v.....v, -.wwu., Ajfo, wumo, t.i.., mum wcuktiuwa low prices. Bargains in Carpets, Bugs, Mats and Oil Cloths. Bargains in Parasob and Silk umbrellas. Bargains in Lace and heavy Curtains. Bargains in black and colored Silks. Orders Promptly jVttendecl To. pEPRESENTEU IN POTdBURO JtN ISO. Assets - . wjOTLflBofflL Insurance Co. of Tforth America. Losses adjusted and paid by WILLIAM L JONES. 81 Fourth avenue. ja2Q-s2-D 165, 167 and 169 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY, PA.