Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 16, 1889, Page 3, Image 3

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It Shows an Increase of 16,653 in
the Population.
Troubles the Compiler Has With the Can
Tassers and They With People.
The compilation of the Pittsburg and Al
legheny Directory for 1889 is accomplished,
and about the middle of last week the de
livery to subscribers was commenced. The
fulfillment of such a task, thus disposed of
in a single sentence, over which the reader's
eye ma travel without fully appreciating
lis significance, is no longer regarded as
anything out of the common, and few people
outside Mr. J. F. Diffenbacher's headquar
ters on Fourth avenne understand the labor
and anxiety and attention which must char
acterize the work, if it is to be complete, of
compiling the names, residences and occu
pations of the inhabitants of the two cities.
Mr. Diffenbacher, who has published this
Directory since 1874, has brought the svs
tem of canvassing down to the finest point,
but nevertheless each recurring Directory
year, which begins on the first of April,
brings with it its trials with canvassers who
won't canvass, and the corresponding re
sponsibility attached to the production of
such a necessary work.
The system of obtaining the names is
pretty well understood. Auy time prior to
the 1st of April men to undertake the work
of canvassing are advertised for. These are
quickly examined as to their probable fit
ness, and a selection made, out of which the
75 men requisite for the work are drawn.
Schools are formed in which the men arc in
structed in the system of canvassing, and
finally they are sent oift into their respect
ive districts to take down, on a slip of pa
per (or each, the name, address and business
of every person over age in his walk. This
seems a very simple business, and it is, in
the more intelligent quarters of the city,
bnt in others it is next to impossible to ob
tain accurate information regarding names,
their spelling and the business of their
owners. In every city there is a class which
is chronically in tear of the taxgatherer or
Mliich for other reasons desires to preserve
nn incognito, and among such people the
Directory canvasser's life, like that of Sul
livan's policeman, is "not a happy one."
He has to throw
of family dissension and neighborly feud to
obtain the desired information respecting
each; if he be a young man, with anything
approaching a matrimonial appearance, he
must be cautious in asking for widows, and
should he at all look like a limb of the law
he will find his work all before him.
If he can speak several languages, all the
better for his peace of mind, and before
starting out on his route he must bear in
his company an illimitable stock of pa
tience. His occupation will last abont two
weeks, and during that time he will have
worked pretty well as hard as he ever did
in his life.
Canvassing for this year's Directory be
gan on the 5th of April, and by the 20th the
whole of the two cities had been covered by
Mr. Diffenbacher's emissaries. Three days
later A "copy" began to go down to the
press, that ot Stephenson & Foster, of "Wood
street, who, with their customary dispatch,
soon had the matter in the hands of the
binder";, Eichbanm & Co., of Fifth avenue,
and, as noted above, the delivery of the
book to subscribers was begun about the
middle of the past week. Quick work this,
when compared with similar work in other
cities, and such as the undertakers may rea
sonably be proud of.
This year s volume shows an increase of
67 pages over that of last year, containing
1,343 pages, and is nearly twice as large as
the issue of '79, which contained but 775
pages. Very significant tacts are brought
to light by the annual Directory. Among
them is the computation, which it is possi
ble to make, of the increase in population.
Compared with last year's, there is an in
crease of 4,750 names on which Mr. Diffen
bacher calculates an addition to the popu
lation of both cities of 16,653 persons, a fact
very satisfactory in itself, and which brings
up the joint population to 373,653.
The most noticeable increase in the names
ot business men is found among real estate
agents, who increase and multiply in the
land in every succeeding year. The fall
ing off in the names of those engaged in the
liquor business is due, of course, to the ac
tion of Judge "White at the license sessions.
This increase in the ranks ot real estate
men is indicative of two things, namely,
that the value of real estate property is.in
creasing in proportion to the growth of pop
ulation, and that it yields, per se, sufficient
emolument out of Its handling to induce
men to engage in It. Another fact ascer
tained through the instrumentality of the
canvassers is that there are nearly twice as
many vacant houses in Allegheny this year
as there were last, and in this regard it
must be remembered that the census was
taken after the annual house-moving,
whilst in Pittsburg the number has dimin
ished. The figures for last year are,
respectively, 149 and 618, whilst the num
ber of tenantless houses tor the present vear
are, in Allegheny 323, and in this city 522.
A glance through the pages reveals- some
curious names, and suggests a variety oi con
junctions in which it is possible to place
them. For instance, if you Doubt that
Apples and Pears are Good, try Peaches, but
no Berrys they Itune to Seed Orr a
Plate of Jelly, which is Cool and Best.
Then there are Ashs and Beechs
and Birchs and Piues; Beer and
Porter, Sherry and "Wines. Several pages
are occupied with such undertakings as
Schwartzmeiller, Schlichenmaier, Schler
nitz.iuer, and so on, while there are a Sharp
Bishop and a Dull King. There are Grey
Badgers. Black Beavers and "White Bears,
while the Grim "Wolf looks Blue at John
Babtist's Bigge Pige. But Pen and Ink
fail to describe the variety of names in the
Book, and it might Gladden the Hart to
knowtbat it contains Angels and Saints,
were it not that it also gives refuge to a
Blank Divel. Perhaps, however, the most i
reuarrapie oi its many "features' is in
that it has, under a Frank Brow, five Eis,
one 2fotz, with five Chinns supporting three
Xipps, the whole of which are dependent
for support on one Legge and a Foot
"With reference to the getting up of the
Directory Mr. Diffenbacher said: "I have
been at high pressure up to last Tuesday
and on that day I felt thoroughly done up;
but now the work is through and I have
only to see to the delivery. The hardest
part ot the work is in getting the canvassers
down to business. I put off 20 men the first
day as utterly incapable of understanding
what was required of them.
"I had most trouble with those men who
seemed to think it sufficient to write names
bv their mere sound. It's funny how I got
on to them, for I can't explain it to myself.
I seemed to know intuitively when a man
Had made guess-work of a name. The more
positive bis assertions that the namehad been
spelled to him, the more convinced was
I tiiat he was telling a lie, and he was
promptly bounced. A great deal of work
has to be done over again. For example
a man calls at a house and gets his
information from the hired 'girl or,
mavhap, a child, which on examination in
the'office proves to be all wrong. Then we
have the deadbeat class to antagonize us.
Such people are in constant dread of the
taxgatherer, and it is Tery hard tb get to
see them, and when seen they give false
names. Owing to this cause a large num
ber of namea are necessarily omitted, but
we try to mrke as complete a directory as
rstea will do, "We compare onr new lists
with last year's, and when we find any
prominent name omitted we dispatch run
ners to inquire into the cause. There be
hind you is a list of the canvassers 75 of
them, the number opposite each. That is to
enable us to distinguish them. The can
vasser, after taking name, address and busi
ness, each on a separate slip, adds his num
ber, so that we can alwajs trace home auy
"It is a curious thing," continued Mr. '
Diffenbacher, "that the man ft ho seems the
smartest at setting ont makes the worst can
vasser. These gentlemen know enough to
bring them from this to heaven, and they
conclude, in their sublime opiuion of their
great ability, that directory canvassing is
so simple asbardly to warrant them in at
tending to their 'instructions.
"One of these high and mighty gentle
men," he continued, reaching Jor a bundle
of slips, "a man, too. who once held a $3,000
a year clerkship fh. Philadelphia, went
down to canvass a well-known attorney
right here in the city. He saw him and got
his name, and, here, look at this slip; see
what he has down as his business, 'Turnerl'
Oh, some of them are daisies. See this slip
here is 'saddle merchant' for 'sand mer
chant.' And here's another a dressmaker
returned as S. A. Millinery.' Here is an
instance of how the sound spellers guess at
the names. Spell out this name and pro
nounce it, 'Sthnorr.' " The reporter de
sired to be excused. "It is 'Schnoerr," and
here, again, is 'Savours' for 'Sawyers."
One very curious "thing happened, and
which we at first thought was a mistake,
but it turned nut to be merely a coinci
dence. A man brought in a duplicate ot
names, both Greens, with the same bap
tismal name and both were owned by widows
of John, one living at 4914 in one street and
the other at 4914 in a neighboring thorough
fare. It is very hard to prevent duplication
of names, and about 40 per cent of all
brought in are thrown out in this way. "We .
are now delivering just as fast as we get our
books from the bindery, serving our old
subscribers first, as is only proper, and then
attending to our new subscribers and the
public who want to buv. We mace a can
vass for the Directory early in the year, and
anyone who omitted to order then must
wait until our subscribers have been at
tended to. We will have it in the hands of
our customers just as soon as we possibly
The great magne tthat can do wonders at
Jacksons'. Extraordinary reductions. Marie
down in every department. Suits of fine
all-wool, cheviot, cassimere, worsteds, now
marked down to 58, ?10, 512; worth double
the amount. See these bargains; it will
pay you; odd pants for ordinary wear, war
ranted not to rip, at $1 50; worth double.
Men's fine dress pants at 2, $2 50 and 53,
only equaled by custom tailors. Visit our
hat department for nobby styles. Stiff and
soft hats marked aWn to the lowest notch.
"We don't intend to make reductions at the
end of the season. Now is the time to give
buyers the benefit. Jacksons',
Clothiers. Tailors, Hatters and Furnishers,
954 and 956 Liberty street, Star Corner.
Our Advice I This!
Visit Gusky's to-morrow, if possible, to
be among those prudent buyers who will
visit the great annnal June suit sale. Every
intelligent person will see at a glance that
it is impossible for any other dealers to offer
such quality goods at 'the price.
New Expresa Train to New York.
The B. & O. E, R. has added in addition
to their two exnress trains a daily train
leaving Pittsburg at 6 P. SI., arriving in
Philadelphia at 7:45 and New York 10:45
a. M., with Pullman palace sleeping cars
Continuation this week of Gusky's
great and highly successful annual June
suit sale. Every bargain seeker will be
more than delighted with the purchases
made at this phenomenal sale.
Foil Train Service Restored.
On all Pennsylvania Railroad lines east
of Pittsburg and Erie full train service has
been restored, except "New- York and Chi
cago Limited."
Crank Photographers
Cannot make a pleasing picture of vour
children. Bring them to Aufrecht's Elite
Gallery, 516 Market street, Pittsburg. Use
elevator. Cabinets 51 per dozen.
Fashionable nnd Stylish Dresscri
Should remember that the very handsome
and extremely elegant electric blue suits,
now so much worn by dressv gentlemen, can
be obtained at Gusky's. These suits torm
one ot the features of Gusky's great annual
June suit sale.
Tic Got There Jnt the Same.
A conductor on the Citizen Traction Koad
in jumping from the car made a great rent
in his new uniform, bnt Dickson, the
Tailor, of 65 Fifth ave., 2d floor, came to
his rescue, repaired it so that to all appear
ance it is as good as new. Dickson's
specialty is cleaning and repairing, and his
charges are moderate. Give him a trial.
Fine cabinet photographs onlySl a doz.
Pkof. Hendricks & Co.,
oa a eaeral st., Allegheny.
Iron City Beer
Is the best in the market. It is a delicious
drink, wholesome and nutritious. Brewed
byFrauenheim &Vilsack. TTSSu
A Bnsebnll Ticket Given Away
Free by Gusky's with the purchase of every
suit for man or youth to the amount of 510
or upward. This ticket is good for any
championship game played this season at
Recreation Park.
Be Snre and Ucnr the Discourse on Prohi
On Monday evening, June 17, at Old City
Hall. Admission free. Reserved seats lor
ladies. Music by the Great "Western Band.
MAONlFlCENTdress suits, finely made of
elegant material, in the latest styles of the
tailoring art at prices from one-third to one
half what a merchant tailor would charge,
can be obtained this Meek at Gusky's great
annual June suit sale.
Natural Mineral Waters.
Apollinaris "Water, quarts and pints.
Tanus "Water, quarts.
Niedcr Selser, quarts.
Congress "Water, quarts and pints.
Hathorn "Waters, pints.
G. "W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
Best 51 50 per doz. cabinet photos in the
city. Panel picture with each doz. cabinets.
Lies' ForoxAB Gailebt, 10 and 12
Sixth st. sumwf
Ton Men Sbonld Remember
That Gusky's great annual June suit sale
enables you to secure business, serai-dress
and dress suits at prices which will suit
'almost every pocket. Each suit represents
a saving of from 55 to 510 to the pur
chaser. Baeueblein Brewing Co., Bennett.
Pa., brewers and bottlers of "Werner, Stand
ard and Cnlmbacber lager beer. Guaran
teed pure and nutritious. Try it. Tele
phone 1018. ' "WTSU
AfulHine of California wines, 50c, full
quart, and by cane or gallon.
"Wm. J. Fkidat, 633 Smilhfield street.
Elegant blue serge suits, suitable in
every way for summer wear, can be obtained
at Gusky's great June suit sale at prices
which will fairly smother all competition.
SS5 dulls 86 Pants
To order at Pitcairn's, 434 "Wood itntt.
That Most Noted Bankruptcy Case
Taken Ont and Aired Again.
The Eegister Dead and the Sixth Assignee
Still Struggling.
hasn't heard of Carrier & Baum ?
In some respects Jarndyce vs. Jarndyco
wasn't a patch on one side of the bank
ruptcy experience by Carrier & Baum.
Theirs is in many respects radically dif
ferent from any other legal entanglement
known in the annals of bankruptcy pro
ceedings in the United States. Dur
ing the week interest in the famous
suit was revived by a hearing before
Judge Acheson on exceptions filed
to a report filed by the late Register Harper,
on exceptions filed to the accounts ot a
former assignee, Richard Arthurs, of Brook
ville, in which Arthurs was overcharged
several thousand dollars. The case was
argued by L. B. Duff, Esq., present as
signee, and "W. S. Purviance, Esq., tar the
exceptions and George A. Jenks for Arthurs.
Bankruptcy proceedings against Car
rier & Baum began June 11, 1874,
and had scarcely grown cold enough
to handle with safety when the bankruptcy
law was repealed. The suit has outlived
the register who had it in charge, and he
stated two or three years ago that he didn't
suppose it ever would be concluded, but
that in the course of ages it would be cov
ered with legal alluvium and ultimately
Mr. Andrew F. Baum was a born specu
lator and his capital was tact and shrewd
ness. He started in the lumber regions of
Jefferson and Clearfield counties to work
for other people, but soon, saved enough on
the starvation wages of those ear,;
times to become his own employer.
At that time ideas of meum et
teum were somewhat loose in the
lumber regions of Pennsvlvania and a man
was supposed to own pretty much what he
could take and hold. This fact contributed
somewhat to Mr. Baum's start, but his
energy was the most conspicuous factor. As
evidence of this, he had his eye on some
timber land in Jefferson county which, the
Government wanted to buy. There were
two other men after it also, but the
owner wanted more money than any
offered. About this time Mr. Baum
got married and started "West on a wedding
tour. On his way he got a telegram from
one of his agents that the Government
agents were at the Monongahela House in
this city. Mr. Baum jumped the train, put
his wife in safe quarters, telegraphed the
owner of the land that he would take it at
his price and the same dav sold it to the
Governmeat at a net profit of 543,000.
Subsequently Mr. Baum came to Pitts
burg and took John Carrier into the lumber
business in partnership. They made some
money, Mr. Baum's share thereof being
estimated at 58.500,000. He owned lands in
this State, in Kentucky, Michigan and
Ohio, and it is slid he scarce knew where all
his possessions lay.
But in time Baum got tired of Carrier,
and it has been hinted that he was not
overly scrupulous in the choice of means to
get him out of the partnership. In order
to do so, it was alleged that Baum gave
John Heath and others notes on Carrier &
Baum, which they (Heath et al.) were to
get discounted, aWd give the proceeds to
nim, and on the maturity of the notes
either Heath or the banks should petition
for an adjudication in bankruptcy.
Baum contended that Heath never carried
out part of the alleged contract that of
turning over the proceeds of the notes, but
whether he did or not, he begau the bank
ruptcy proceedings on the date above men
The Court appointed assignees, Mr.
Braden, subsequently Judge Braaen, of
.Butler; Giles McGregor, ot "Wellsville, O.;
Mr. "Wilcoxson, who was at that time in
the office ot "W. S. Purviance, Esq., of
this city. "When Mr. Braden was
elected Judge, and "Wilcoxon went to Cali
fornia. Mr. McGregor was left as sole as
signee. Mr. Baum didn't like McGregor,
and refused to surreuder papers to him. So
he too went out, and John II. Bailey, Esq.,
of this city, and subsequently Judge in
Common Pleas, No. 1, was appointed.
After some months' examination
of the papers in the case
Judge Bailey became disgusted
with their complexity, and threw up the
position in disgust. The Court didn't have
recourse to a Philadelphia lawyer, about
whom so much has been said, but, at Mr.
Baum's request, appointed Richard Ar
thurs, Eq., a young Brookville lawyer, as
signee. Mr. Arthurs held the position until
the 20th of April, 1880, when he was
removed and Levi Bird Duff, Esq., of
"this city, was appointed by the Court, and
still colds it.
At the time Judge Bailey pulled out the
papers in the case filled a Saratoga trunk
up to full scriptural measure. Baum at
one time offered a composition with his
creditors, and Register Harper, satisfied
that the affair could never be unraveled, ad
vised them to accept, but negotiations fell
Up to 1880 but two creditors attempted to
prove their claims and'Baum insisted that
they owed him. The lnnd in Jefferson and
Clearfield counties had been sold, and Mr.
Duff insisted there was something crooked
about the sale, and insisted on having it set
aside. It was thought that the lands in
other States had been lost through tax sales
and other causes, and the matter had be
come so mixed that it was less understood
than that of
for there were said to be two men in Europe
who understood that Whereas no one has
professed to understand this, and the at
tempted explanations made at the hearing
last week would fill columns. Register
Harper, who might be supposed to be
almost as familiar with the case as any one
else could possibly be,stated some months ago
that he didn't think it would ever be set
tled. After the death of everyone connected
with it, and their heirs and assigns also, it
wilt probably become a tradition or occa
sionally have its history raked up and pub
lished by some hungry reporter, as the will
of the celebrated Mr. Tannehill is from
time to time.
Mr. Carrier is living quietly somewhere
in Michigan. Mr, Baum is actively en
gaged in business in.Kentucky, and he has
listened to so much law in his own case that
the lawyers say he h&s come to consider
himself a lawyer. His natural force docs
not seem to have been abated by years of
struggle, and he is as sanguine as ever of
getting there some day.
Nearly all the old-time lawyers of this
city have at some time or other had a whack
at the case of Carrier and Baum. For years
it was considered the especial property of J.
S Ferguson, Esq., and why his name does
not appear in the late proceedings has not
been explained.
One remarkable feature in the case noted
in The Dispatch eight years aeo was
that through all the trouble no
creditor had ever interfered. An
application had been made at
one time for an injunction against a sale,
but it was withdrawn, and Mr. Baum's as
sertions that be would eventually pay in
full seem to have been implicitly believed.
In Holy Writ we read sometimes to the
effect that he who diggeth a pit for his tel
low is apt to full into it himself. Is this a
case of the kind meant?
The celebrated Crandall typewriter. The
Caligraph "typewriter. Typewriter sup
plies. Send tor circular.
G. K. Flowee,
101 Fourth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
Wm. J. Fbidat's Marie cigars are very
fine; 3 for 25c. 633 Smithfield st. IVTSa
r!ransby,lbe Prohibitionist.
From London Punch.
To hedge people round with petty restric
tion instead ot teaching them nobility of
conduct nnd a worthy use of liberty is the
perennial resource of shallow and incompe
tent reformers. A depraved and servile hu
man nature, cribbed, cabined and confined
by an infinity of minute regulations en
forced bv the policeman, is their reading of
the social problem. It follows from their
miserable ideal that they are entirely care
less of the fetters they may place on rational
freedom. A small minority occasionally
injure themselves with liquor, and these re
formers can think of nothing better' than to
forbid the entire community to drink at all.
The Times on Mr. Stevenson's Closing
Out on our paltering pedants, petty fry
Of ants who'd eat the core of Liberty 1
Oh, for a Milton's virile voice to wake
The cant-dragged manhood in our midst and
High Prigdom's dull, despotio Dagon
And with one breath of freedom bless the
Smugby's a great reformerl Smugby's
Pftnttt with irinnial pfll tawflrd one. PO&l
"As I am,-" Smugby shouts, "should all
men be: .
"Where slavery's bliss 'tis folly to be free:
And I, am I not blissful? Rapture fills
My swelling breast, shines in my rosy gills,
Irradiates my calm, complacent face.
Let me but set my yoke upon the race.
Marshal its manhood meekly in my train,
And badge it to my taste how great the
Freedom's a bnare and liberty's a lure,
Complex compulsion is your only cure.
Restraint's far reaching regimen alone,
Straightness of garb, rigidity of zone,
The ordered movement and the measured
"Will bring emancipation to the race!
And what is Smugby? A fanatic fool,
Enthusiast of fad, and slave of rule,
"Whose spindly Ego, drawn to Bickly
By mental darkness, is exceeding loth
To let in light or trnst to the fresh air
Of manly freedom lest they should impair
His spurious ideal I "Who but he
Shines as the full-blown modern Pharisee?
Anise, and mint, and cumin, these indeed
He measures with the most punctilious heed,
The broad phylactery suits his narrow
The ordering of the platter and the bowl
For all mankind he deems his function fit;
To lasso life's leviathan, and bit
The social behemoth would be his pride.
Humanity as his hobby-horse he'd ride,
To whither? Smugby, howso'er he
Knows not; he never sees beyond his
He, petty, special providence of man,
wouia mase us u
reathe, eat, drink upon
his plan.
Some men are sots,
Shall cocksure Smugby
From despot logic? Not No man shall
That Smngby's ultimatum, and his cure
For drunkenness and freedom. Drink's a
lure ,
To the enfeebled few; to enslave the
And spare the slave's temptation, can't be
According to mechanic morals. No!
Because some things called men have sunk
so low
That opportunity breeds base excess
In their base nature, place restriction's
On stnrdier manhood; the fanatic craves
One blessed boon; that all men shall be
Those to their lusts, and these to tyrant
So freedom's slain; and by an ass's jaw 1
Smugby sees only grossly, in the gross;
The myriad forms of hardship and of loss,
Which only thoughtful sympathy mav feel,
The maimed rites of the simple mid-day
meal; -'
Smugby is blind, too,callous to all claims
That seem to cross his own fanatic aims.
Rather than his preposterous schemes should
He'd banish liberty with cakes and ale.
And on slaves, sober but emasculate,
Build up his fleeting figment of a State.
The sickly, servile, small Ideal, haunts
Smugby's fanatic soul; he loudly vaunts
Provisional advance, or snatched success,
But will his senseless schemes abide the
Of the world's virile conflict the old fight
For manlv freedom blent with willing
Nay; the invertebrate vain egotists
"Will never conquer in life's open lists.
Shut up liberty? No, if you please,
Punch will "shut up" the modern Phar
isees. A Bnsebnll Ticket Given Ann;
Free by Gusky's with the purchase of every
suit for man or youth to the amount of $10
or upward. This ticket is good for any
championship frame played this season at
Recreation Park.
Ovcrholt Whisky.
We have 2,000 barrels old Overholt
whisky for sale to the trade.
Geo. H. Bennett & Beo.,
133 First ave., second door htlow Wood st,
A Bnsebnll Ticket Given Airai
Free by Gusky's with the purchase of every
suit for man or youth to the amount of $10
or upward. This ticket is good Jor any
championship game played this season at
Recreation Park.
COMBINATION Dress Pattehns An
elegant assortment and prices all re
duced. See window display.
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
this issue.
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, Auc
tion Sales, eta, are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page. Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will be
found on the Sixth Page.
A fine, large crayon portrait & 60; see them
before ordnrlne elsewhere. Cabinets, $3 and
$2 60 per dozen. PROMPT DELIVER!.
$"l pZ DW Buys for all the rest of next
-LJ week choice of many, $25 and $22
Suits. Under no conditions will we permit
the business to lag. We've got the Suits here
to sell, and we' propose to sell them.'. If you
won't buy a suit unless you absolutely need
one, why, you'll buy these great bargains as
an investment. They cost more to make
them, and you'll note
DST Buys
number of
and $20 $15 and $11 are familiar figures to
you, but the values they'll get here now are
not, and possibly may never be seen again.
It'll cost you nothing to examine for yourself,
and we'll take pleasure in showing .them to
, Our grand and overshadowing sale of Boys' fine
Clothing will go on till Saturday evening next.
Until then you can take your pick of the best and
costliest Short Pant Suits in our entire stock tor
$6, reduced from $10 and $12.
$5, reduced from $6, $7 and $8.
$4, reduced from $5 50 and $5.
$3, reduced from $4 50, $4, $8 50.
. $2, reduced from $3.
$1 75, reduced from $2 and $2 50.
$1, reduced from $1 5.O.
75c, reduced from $1 25.
Mothers, you never saw such styles and quali
ties at the prices! "Tis the most fearful and appall
ing reduction of
that ever took place in this or any other city. And
you can have choice,of all the nobbiest and finest
Large Boys' (14 to 18) or Young Men's Suits in our
large and elegant stock for
$12, reduced from $18 and $20-
$ 8, reduced from $10 and $12. '
$ 6, reduced from $8 and $9.
$ 5, reduced from $6and.$7.
$ 4, reduced from $5.
$ 3, reduced from $4.
The reductions may seem startlingly large, but
they're as deep and exact as given. There never be
fore was such a scathing reduction.
With each Suit sold in our Boys' and Children's Depart
ment goes a genuine Spalding Baseball and Bat,
Clothiers, Tailors and Furnishers,
Near Wheeling, Vy. Va.,
A school of more than national reputation,
offers exceptional advantages for thorough ed
ucation of young ladies in all departments. Li
brary of 6,000 volumes. Fine philosophical,
chemical and astronomical apparatus.
Musical department specially noted. Corps
of piano teachers trained bya leading professor
from Conservatory of Stutgart. Vocal culture
according to the method of the old Italian mas
ters. Location unsurpassed for beauty and health.
Ten acres of pleasure grounds. Board excel
lent For catalogues and references to patrons in
all the principal cities, address
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The Most CorptETE
STOCK in the city.
Wo also manufacture this
wonderful combination
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it when you see them.
choice out of a large
Suits worth $15, $18
NOS. 318 AND 320 PENN AVE.
Elegant Carriages of the hiehest grade,
landiup, Bronghanu, T. Cart, Coupe Kocka
ways, Extcntlon coupes. Pony Carts. 6-Passenger
Rockaways, Market Wagons. Villago Carts,
Buckwacons. CabrioletsLadics' Phaetons,Surrey
Yagons, Top Vagon, Road Carts, Jump Seats,
Phaeton Boggles, Open Wagons.
Don't purchase a Carriage until you pay us a
(No connection with any other Carriage House.)
Our stock of tbeso goods is large,
VERY LARGE, comprising ordinary,
medium and finest gTades. In Order to
reduce same, we will offer them for a
FEWTjAYS ONLY, at specially cut
Nine-pleco Decorated Chamber Sets at 2 20.
Twelve-piece Decorated Chamber Sets, with
Jar, at $3 la.
Onr Jo 75 Set is a regular seller at 17 60, and
Is excellent value.
lamp, Glass & China Co,,
935 Penn Avenue.
Bet. Winth and Tenth Streets.
P. S. Our reputation as being headquar
ters for Wedding Gifts Is admitted by all. We
are maintaining the standard. jel6-wrsu
I'EESS serrtce between New York, South
ampton ami Ilntnburc bv tlio new twin-screw
steamers of ,10. OH) tons ami iitW) horse power,
fait time to London and the Continent. Steam
ers unexcelled for surety, speed and comfort,
Jteitular service: Every Thursday from New
York to Plvmoutn fLnnrinnt. rliprhmirir rtnrll
and Hamtiurjr. Thronxh tickets to London and
.Paris. Excellent fare.
Bates extremely low.
Appir ro tne
General Office Hamburg
American Packet' Co.,
General Passage Office,
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Thinking People
Keech's straightforward
manner of doing business can
not but be productive of good
results, .and nowhere is the
evidence of this more visible
than in his Furniture business.
Big as is his trade, it is getting
bigger every day. It is a pos
itive fact, there is not another
house in both cities that shows
one-half the elegant styles in
rarlor buits, Bedroom buits,
Dining Room Suits, etc, that
you find at Keech's. Your
special attention, however, is
directed to the handsome
variety of Folding Beds and
Sideboards now exhibited at
this popular establishment.
A saving of not less than 25
per cent is'guaranteed to every
purchaser of these goods.
If you have never patron
ized Keech do so now. You
need only make a small trial
purchase to convince you of
his ability to serve you better
than any other dealer.
t i
take notice! We shall during this
week close out allremnants that have
accumulated in our Dry Goods De
partment during the spring season,
and, if you appreciate the saving of
money, it will behoove you to be "on
deck" as early as possible. First come,
first choice.
Timely Offerings
For the Heated Term.
The very large trade which
Keech has enjoyed this sea
son in Refrigferators would
long ago have depleted the
stock of any other house in
the city, but in Jtveecns as
sortment the effect is barely
noticeable. This tremendous
trade can only be accounted
for bv first-class goods and
low prices. Buy a Refrigera
tor at Keech's and vou will
not only get one supplied with
all the latest improvements,
but at a saving of from 20 to
30 per cent. If this is an in
ducement for you, you are in
vited to call and avail your
self of it
Goods Sold for Cash, or on
Easy Payments.
Cash and ."Credit House, -
923 and 925 Penn 'ave.,
USTeax 3"STi -rfbli. Si3i?eeb.
tarOpen Saturday Nights till 10
Has the idea ever occurred
to Vou that the best time for
you to buy is when we want
to sell? This time is now here.
Our lively Carpet trade this
spring nas leit on our nanas
many odd pieces and remnants
of Body and Tapestry Bras"-
sels, Wiltons, Velvets, Mo
quettes, Ingrains, etc, which
we are most anxious to get
rid of without delay. To in
duce you to buy them we have
greatly reduced the prices.
We shall also oner big bar
gains from now until July 4
in Chinese and Japanese Mat
tings, Oil Cloths and imported
and domestic Rugs.
Neither is our popular Up
holstery department exempt
from the bier price cutting;
The fact is, we have many odd
pairs and single Curtains
which must go at once.
If you are fond of bargains,
here is a chance for you, then,
to get them.
i t
Ice Cream Freezers.
At the low price which
Keech sells them no family
should do without one. And
how are you off as regards
other articles of kitchen uten
sils and House Furnishing"' 1
Goods? Keech keeps the '
banner stock of these goods
in the city, and sells them at
prices no other dealer can be
gin to approacn. iinware,
W oodenware, Queensware, ,
Crockery, Lamps, Water
Coolers and Filters, Wringers,
etc., etc. You will consult
your own interest by looking
at these goods and finding out
their prices before buying
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