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NOT M-GOOD SHAPE.
Considerable Complaint About the
Eailway Mail Service as it is
UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE RULES.
The Machinery Said to Need Oiling to Pre
vent an Early Breakdown.
MANY HEW APTOIKTEES INCAPABLE,
And Utter Impossibility of Obtiinis: Just the lies
That Art Wasted.
The application of civil service rules to
the railway mail service doesn't seem to
please the politicians or the critics of the
administration that placed the 5,000 em
ployes under the Civil Service Commission's
eye. It is even alleged that the old tray
was so far superior to the new one that only
the commission itself would stand up in de
fense of the innovation.
terrciAL teleobam to the disimtcili
"Washington, July 21. The experi
ment ot placing the 5,000 employes of the
railway mail service under the operations
of the civil service law has turned out to he
a disastrous failure. It is not at all likely
that Mr. Theodore Koosevelt or his col
leagues, Messrs. Lyman and Thompson,
would concede the truth of this statement,
hut the evidence of its entire accuracy is
The members of Congress of both politi
cal parties, who are daily in receipt of com
plaints as to the very unfair manner in
which men are selected for appointments,
the postal clerks themselves, who, with re
markable unanimity, declare that the ser
Yicc is being ruined, and the chief officials
of the Eailway Mail Service Bureau, who
are disgusted with the class of employes
that are being sent to them, all stand pre
pared to testify that the attempt to improve
on the practical system of civil service that
had been in operation in the Postal Depart
ment for many years, has not met with
NOT RUNNING SMOOTHLY.
Things are not running at all smoothly
between the Civil Service Commission and
the Railway Mail Service 'Bureau, and if
the machinery is not oiled soon there is sure
to be a breakdown somewhere. The main
trouble seems to be that the men certified
for appointment are not the men best fitted
to pertorm the work of handling the mails,
and in fact a large number of them are
thoroughly incapable. They manage to
answer a sufficient number ot the cooked
tip questions put to them by the Chinese
commissioners to get certified tor appoint
ment, but when put into a postal car to
throw letters into the proper boxes their
inefficiency is at once apparent.
One of the head clerks in the service, a
man who has run on the road for years, is
authority for the statement that he has
never met with such a worthless lot of men
as are now being appointed. Although the
salary of a postal clerk is small, and the
vork hard, there is
GREAT PRESSURE FOE THE PLACES,
and taking advantage of the examination
process, college graduates and young men
just out ot the public schools are coming to
the front in large numbers. They are not
only poor clerks, unable to do the heavy,
rapid and accurate work required, but they
soon become disheartened and disgusted,
and canse demoralization among the other
The most troublesome part of the new
system to the officials in charce of the mail
service, however, is the total inability to
get men certified to them who reside in the
neighborhood of the railroads upon which
they are to run. Prior to May 1, when
clerks were appointed in the good old
fashioned wayj they were distributed as
equally as possible among the different Con
gressional districts, and were chosen for
service upon the particular line of railroad
upon which vacancies existed.
ONLY ONE EECOGNIZED.
In certifying men for appointment, the
only geographical location the Civil Service
Commissioners will recognize is the State
in which the appointee resides. They send
in his name, with utter disregard to the por
tion of the State in which he is to he as
signed to duty.
It will be readily seen how this beautiful
plan works. A clerk is needed for duty on
a road running out of Sew York City.
Three names are sent in by the Civil Service
Commission. The first man on the list is
rejected because he lives at Ogdcns
burjr, the second becaurc his home is
at Buffalo. Number three is chosen
as a last resort, although he may
live 100 miles away from the line of his
railroad. Another vacancy occurs, and
three names are again sent in. Again num
bers one and two are rejected, and that ends
their experience with the Civil Service
Commission, for, according to the rules,
after a man's name has been twice sent in
and rejected he is turned down forever.
MOST ABSURD OP ALL.
Then the most absurd feature of all comes
to view. When the third vacancy occurs, it
is found to be in the exact locality of the
residence of applicant No. 1. He is out of
the race altogether, however, and the next
man who comes out of the civil service
hopper finds himself disqualified for the
same reason that No. 1 was.
A very simple remedy was suggested for
this trouble. It was that the officials of
the railway mail service be allowed to see
the list of eligibles, and select therefrom
the applicants who were properly located
geographically for appointment to.the exist
ing vacancies. The civil service triumvirate
held up their hands in holy horror at such a
suggestion. They would never allow a
chance like that to be given to post the cor
rupt politicians as to the1 names of eligible
applicants, although they brought forward
no proof that they are above
JUGGLING WITH. THE NAMES.
themselves. They will not consent that
men be chosen according to the location of
their residence, and so the man who has a
home and family in New York City, and is
so unfortunate as to be assigned to duty on
the ltome,"Watertown and. Ogdensburg Kail
road, must move his residence up into that
part of the State.
Under the inter-State commerce law,
postal clerks cannot be given transportation
to and from their homes when off duty, as
was formerly the practice, and so the
trouble and expense all falls on the innocent
hut unoffending appointee.
To avoid the appearance of being guilty
of receiving men under false pretenses, it is
said that the officials of the mail service
have in contemplation a general order re
quiring all postal clerks to reside on the line
of the railroad upon which they are to be
employed. They will then
KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.
The effect of this order may be to satisfy
the clerks somewhat, bnt it will not aid in
getting good men for the service.
Under the old system of appointing men
alter practical examinations, with regard to
the particular class of work to be perlormed,
the service got just the kind ot men it
wanted. If they could handle mail rapidly
and accurately they were retained, if not
they were removed. Now they are ap
pointed if they can do a sum in arithmetic
or answer questions in history, no matter
what their qualifications are as postal
clerks. The majority of the men appointed
since May, after squeezing through the
civil service examinations, have turned out
to be almost useless as postal clerks, and the
managers of the mail service are qnite tired
of the whole business, but the question is,
what are they going to do about it?
Beecham's Pills cure sick headache.
Peaks' fcjoap, the purest and best ever made.
A MODERN MIEACLE.
The Kemarkablo Power of Prayer oa
Shown in the Case of a Blanncfcuietta
Man Cored of Chronic Klita-
matlsm, Ilysterla and
"Part Susses, July 2L A sudden re
covery from a serious illness has created
much amazement in L-ewes. A little more
than seven months ago Mr. It. Bummery,
of that town, was taken ill with chronic
rheumatism and hysteria, which seemed to
affect every nerve in his body. Prior to his
illness his sight had been bad, and now he
beoarae totally blind in one eye, and gradu
ally began to lose the power of vision in the
other. He was brought back from Bath a
helpless invalid. For a month past he was
utterly prostrated, and never lett his bed,
nor could he well raise his body therein
One day there came from London a min
ister who sometimes preaches in the chapel
which the sick man was in the habit of at
tending. He had known the patient for
some years, and was well acquainted with
all the circumstances of his illness. He
had it suggested to offer special prayer, ask
ing God to restore the sick man to health.
Upon his arrival in Lewes a small party
assembled in the chapel, and there
prayed that the Giver of Life would re
store their brother to health once more.
The little party had a belief in the unend
ing efficacy of the instructions set forth in
the fourteenth and fifteenth verses of the
fifth chapter of St James. The minister
and five others proceeded to the sick cham
ber. Their friend lay so prostrate and ill
that they scarcely dared to speak to him.
Solemnly they "anointed him by pour
ing a few drops of oil on his
head and then laying their hands
in turn upon him. Kneeling then by the
bedside, prayer was once more offered, when,
within ten minutes ot the arrival of the
party, Mr. Bummery, of his own accord,
sat up in bed, a thing he had been unable
to do for weeks. He took from his face the
shade which for two months had covered his
eyes, and at once exclaimed, "I can seel"
At first his fingers appeared dimly to his
vision, then his eyes gradually became
stronger, and soon he recognized the friends
around him. In a short time he looked
from his window, and described the view
spread out in the evening light and backed
by the Southdown hills. All pain had en
tirely left him. The onward progress did
not stop here, for, to the amazement of
all, he soon after got out of bed,
dressed himself and walked downstairs
unaided. For weeks no solid food had
passed his lips, but upon getting down
stairs he became ravenously hungry, and
sat down and thoroughly enjoyed a hearty
meat supper. He further tested his eye
sight, and read a chapter .from the Bible
before going back to his bed for the night.
He enjoyed then what had long been denied
him a night of perfect rest, free lrom pain.
Next day he rose, dressed, walked down
stairs again unaided, and took a stroll in
his garden. After a few days' change of
air Mr. Bummery proposes to resume his
ordinary daily employment.
A FIGHT FOR LIFE.
A Threatened Disruption of Railroad Fools
in n Scramble for Revenge.
Chicago, July 2L The Inter-State Com
merce Railway Association will make
another struggle for its perpetuation on
"Wednesday next and will endeavor to
adopt such a course as to meet the compe
tition of the Alton and at the same time
punish this road for withdrawing from the
association. In regard to this matter a local
"The discovery that the Alton had made
five year contracts with the leading "West
ern shippers, and thus anticipated the pro
posed boycott, has caused great dismay
among the association roads, and many of
them now advocate a temporary abandon
ment of the association and that each road
independently take'such action against the
Alton us it may deem necessary. The idea
now is to put the rates down to unprofitable
figures and then let the Alton have the busi
ness at those rates. Such action would nec
essarily lead to an abandonment of the
Southwestern Bailway Association, as the
Alton would at once withdraw from the lat
ter, and the other roads would be compelled
to do likewise to get free of the restrictions
which the agreement places upon them. It
is generally believed that the Union Pa
cific will take sides with the Alton and
withdraw from the Inter-State Commerce
Bailway Association and also from the
ME. JOHNSON GOT SAWDUST.
A Wealthy Farmer (swindled in a Little
Game With Two Stranger.
Hillsdale, Mich., July 2L "W. "W.
Johnson, a wealthy farmer living about two
miles sonth of this city, was approached
about ten days ago by a man who wanted to
buy his farm. On the way back to the
house they met an apparent stranger to
both, who exhibited signs of intoxication.
He shewed quite a sum of money, and en
gaged the land buyer in a game of three
card monte, apparently losing $1,000 to him.
It was then suggested that Mr. Johnson take
a hand in the game, which he consented to
do, and went to Hillsdale and drew $2,000
from the First National Bank and returned
home where both men were still waiting for
him. The game proceeded, and in a short
time Mr. Johnson's money was all in a
common pile with the others. In the divi
sion Mr. Johnson took a package which he
supposed contained money for the full
amount of his stake and winnings and the
others departed. The package contained
The Bad Effects of Clam Chowder.
rSFECIAX. TELEORJLM TO TUX DISFATCn.1
New York, July 21. A number of the
members of the New Amsterdam Chowder
Club had a free fight after a chowder last
night. An outsider named Fritz Bauh had
his skull fractured by a bottle thrown by
one of the fighters. He will probably die.
John Flynn, Edward Buckley, James
Cronin and Aloysius Baker were arrested
and remanded at Yorkville police court to
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Iron Citr Beer.
This delicious summer beverage, brewed
by Frauenheim & Yilsack, is undoubtedly
the best in the market. It is pure, whole
some and nutritious.
Cabinets $1 per dozen of anvbodr at An
frecht's Elite Gallery, 51G "Market street,
Pittsburg. Use elevator. Bring baby.
Ladles' Salt Farlor.
Still have some pretty cloth suits, suitable
for the beach and mountain wear,
arws Parcels & Jones, 29 Fifth ave.
IT'S NOT A GOLD MINE.
State Commissioner Forster Says the
Profits on Insurance
ARE NOT TOO LAEGB TO HAHDLE,
And Do Not Justify Increased Taxation ij
THE DAKGEES 0E AIDTDAL INSUKAHCE
When a Substantial Safcjnard Is Regarded u a
Insurance Commissioner Forster talks in
terestingly of the past year's insurance
business. He says the companies make
very small profits as insurers, and is op
posed to increased taxation. He speaks of
mutual insurance companies: and criticises
the valued policy idea.
rsrECIAL TILEOnAM TO TOX DISFATCH.1
Habbisbubg, July 2L Insurance Com
missioner Forster says that although the in
surance business of the past year showed
great improvement over the preceding year,
when the companies of this State sustained
an actual loss of 5217,085, it is still far from
satisfactory. On a capital of 812,100,000
the profit realized has only been 1.27 per
cent, which is greater than the average
profits for the seven prior years. Dividends
have been issued entirely from investments
of capital and surplus and not from the
business of the companies as insurers.
Without such resources and the accumula
tions of former years no dividends at all
could have been made.
The Insurance Commissioner argues that
the profits of insurance on capital do not
justify the imposition by the State of taxes
in excess of taxes on other corporations, and
that, in view of the increasing competition
and the experience of a number of years,
the companies cannot expect to improve
their business through any material increase
in rates, but such improvements must be
effected by reduction in expenses and losses.
As to mutual fire insurance companies,
which are'unahle to collect enough money
by assessment to pay their losses, the best
that can be accomplished under the latris
to have their death officially declared and
their capacity for further mischief averted.
The Insurance Commissioner says the easy
conditions under which mutual companies
may be incorporated under State laws invite
the beginning of weak and irresponsible
Ten or more persons associate themselves
bv articles of agreement and procure sub
scriptions to 5200,000 of insurance. The
charter follows. The subscribers to insur
ance do not all aceept the insurance they have
engaged to take, as is frequently made evi
dent from the first report of the company.
That which is regarded as a legal "techni
cality" in the law was designed as a sub
stantial safeguard against the organiza
tion of companies withont the necessary
basis. It could be made more real if the
same rule were applied as in the case of
mutual assessment life and accident com
panies, namely, to require an advanced as
sessment to be collected and paid into bank
as a guarantee of good faith, before the is
suing of letters patent, then the subscribers
to insurance would be sure not to he dum
mies. SOME ADVERSE CRITICISM.
The Insurance Commissioner devotes con
siderable space to an adverse criticism of
the valued policy laea wnicn was sougni w
be introduced in the statutes at the late ses
sion of the Legislature. He maintains that
a law ot this kind would operate directly
against the great body of policy holders.
Companies are mainly receiving and dis
bursing agencies, and they cannot con
tinually pay out more than they receive,
and increased disbursements necessitate in
creased previous receipts which would have
to be paid by insurers who never incur loss
or claim indemnity.
The provision in the general revenue law
reducing the tax on the gross nremiums ot
foreign insurance companies from 3 to 2 per
cent, the Insurance Commissioner says,
brings Pennsylvania law into harmony with
the tax laws of other States having a large
insurance interest and will be highly bene
ficial to the companies of this State
which have suffered in consequence ot
the retaliatory provisions of the laws
of the States in which they have transacted
business. He -shows that the revenue de
rived by the State from the 3 per cent tax
on premiums tor 1883 amounted to $100,000
more than in 188C, and states that in a few
years the State will obtain .as large a rev
enue from the 2 pet cent tax on premiums
as she does now from the 3 per cent tax.
CLEAEIXG UP A MISTEKT.
A Suicide Who Slay be Eloping- Kate Mc
Cormnck, of Cleveland.
New York, July 21. On July 12 a
mysterious young woman committed suicide
by poison at a Third avenue lodging house.
She was supposed to be Miss Kitty Doane,
or Dane, of Toronto. A touching poem was
found in the room, which gave the idea that
an unfortunate love affair was the cause of
her deatn. Now it is supposed that the
young woman was Kate McCormack, of
Cleveland, Ohio, who ran away from a
good home in Cleveland a year ago with a
sewing machine agent named William
To-day a Yonkers tinsmith named Thomas
Reynolds called at police headquarters and
said he believed the suicide was his cousin,
Kate McCormack. He said the girl's
father was a railroad contractor. He told
the story of tho girl's eloping with the
agent to Buffalo, Montreal, Ottawa and
Toronto, and finally New York. From the
description Reynolds received of the girl he
thought she was his cousin. He will ex
amine the girl's effects to-morrow to verify
DUNG TO SAYE A FBLEND.
Foul Air Id a Well Causes the Death of Two
Hobart, Ind., July 21 This morning
about 7 o'clock, on the farm of Henry Hoff
man, three miles west of here, a hired man
descended a well to take out some meat
which had been hung in the well to keep
cool, hut had fallen to the bottom. He was
overcome by loul air and fell in the water.
A neighbor named Michael Hafner, who
was present, descended on a rope to help
him, and he also was overcome and fell to
The well is 42 feet deep, and the bodies
were not taken out till 2 o'clock this after
noon. The hired man was single, while
Mr. Hafner leaves a young wife to mourn
DEAGGED BI A TRUTH.
Charles Deft-nan rrles to Board a Caboose
nnd Meets an Awful Death.
Hartford, July 21. At Southington
on Saturday night Charles Degnan tried to
board a moving freight train. His feet
caught in the step of the caboose and he fell
backward, his foot wedging so as to hold
him, and was dragged in this way a quarter
of a mile before he was discovered. His
head was mashed to a jelly, one arm torn to
shreds, and brains and blood spattered along
the track for a considerable distance.
Killed on the Iron Highway.
Harrisburg, July 21. Two men were
struck by the Western express in South
Harrishurg this morning and instantly
killed. Their bodies were terribly mangled.
A paper in the pocket of one of the men
bore the address of John Keyser, Jersey
uity. xne Dotnea were, interred to-day at
CLOSING THE SALOONS.
The Temperance People of Kansas City,
Balked by Police Justice Construc
tion of Locnl'Lavy Uaro
Oloro Success With
tho Stato Iiaw.
Kansas City, July 2L The Sunday
law had its designed, effect for the first time
to-day since itsenforeement, and Kansas
City is as dry as prohibition Kansas. For
three weeks the police have attempted to
close the saloons on Sunday, hut without
avail, until to-day. Arrests were first
made under a city ordinance which pro
vided that no saloons should be kept open
within the municipal limits. Convictions
could not be had under that ordinance, the
police judge holding that saloon keepers
who admitted their customers through side
alleys were not keeping open saloon.
Then the commissioners ordered that ar
rests be made under the State or "Down
ing" law. which makes it a felony to sell
intoxicating liquors on Sunday and renders
it obligatorv upon the part of the trial
Judge to revoke the license on each and
every conviction. Arrests were made last
Sundav under the latter law. Appeals were
taken by all of the prisoners from Justice
to the Circuit Court, and the trials have not
To-day Chief of Poliee Speers placed in
the hands of 45 police officers blank war
rants for tho arrest of saloon keepers who
violated the Downing law. The officers
were in citizens' clothes and they kept a
strict watch upon their respective beats for
chances to serve the warrants. Only three
of them found the chance. Besides these
three there were only five other arrests in
the whole city and but two of these were
booked as "drunks." Tho city was dry.
SKELETONS IN A CAYE.
The Supposed Remains of Early Settlers,
Victims of tho Noble Bed Men.
Yankton, Dak., July 21. The little
village of St. Helena, on the Nebraska side
of the Missouri, ten miles below Yankton,
is in a state of excitement over a ghastly
discovery made there yesterday. Parties
who were prospecting in the chalk cliff of
that neighborhood for material for manu
facturers of cement, came upon a small
opening in the Missouri river face of the
rock. It was found to be a large apartment
carved by nature in the soft, chalky sub
stance, but the startling feature of the inci
dent was the discovery within this cave of
eight human skeletons. These were lying
about in portions of the cave in such disor
der as to discredit the theory that the cave
might be an ancient burial place. The age
of the bones connot be determined, but they
have undoubtedly been there a long time.
The belief prevails that these are the skele
tons of early settlers who sought the shelter
ot the cave when attacked bv Indians years
ago, and that they were 'either killed in a
body cr starved to death.
The Pullman Company Brines Another Suit
for Patent Infrlneement.
CniCAOO, July 21. A suit was begun
Wednesday, July 16, in the United States
Circuit Court, at Boston, by the Pullman
Palace Car Company, against the Boston
and Albany Railroad and Wagner Sleeping
Car Company, upon a patent for the "Com
pleted Vestibule." The former litigation
related only to part of the vestibule, but the
Pullman Company obtained a patent in
May for the completed vestibule, and upon
this patent the present snit is based. The
patent is of great importance, and if sus
tained, will give the Pullman Company the
sole right to manufacture and use the vesti
bule. Have you been reading the announce
ment of the seashore excursion which is to
he run Thnrsday, July 25, over the Penn
sylvania Eailroad, leaving Union station at
8:50 A. M., arriving at Philadelphia at 7:15
p. m. Fare for the round trip, f 10. Tickets
good 10 days. Parlor cars will be attached
to this train, and seats can be secured on
application at office, 100 Fifth avenue.
Cabinets SI per dozen of anybody at Au
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This powder never varies. A marvel of pur
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BLOOKER'S DUJCH COCOA.
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Crowds of Well Pleased
Grand July Sacrifice sale. There's plenty of nice seasonable goods left to make it both Interest
ing and profitable for you. We're not fignrin'on profits, but just to keep our stores busy dur
ing the so-called dnll season. There's 100 pieces, one yard wide, charmingly pretty Lawns that
were 10c and 12c, all to be laid out this week at 5c and 6c a yard.
Stacks of lovely Barred, Striped and Plain White Goods that sold at 6c, 8c, 10c, 12c and 15c,
now for 6c, So and 10c a yard. .
BDPfil t T Haven't time to enumerate, but all "Wash Goods. Embroideries, Flouncings,
OrJMjl AI. etc, have been reduced to BRISK BUSINESS PRICES. Ill piece beau
tiful Mixed Suitings that cose 25c to make have been secured to sell at 16c a yard. They're yard
wide and wonld be cheap atS)c Piles of 4-4 Colored Cashmeres that usually sell from 13c to 23o
all this week at 10c, 12KC ana 15c a yard.
A most elegant display of 40-inch ALL WOOL Suitings will be put forward at 25c a yard.
They sold at 60c and 60o a yard.
There's still a number of pieces India Silks left, same as caused such a furore tho past three
weeks. . They sold at 62c. 75c and tl, now S9c, 48c and 76c a yard.
IT'LL PROFIT YOU TO COME AND SEE US.
151 and 153 FEDEBAL STREET, ALLEGHENY.
A0E 0MLY By I N THE VM II K LU
MONDAY, JULY 22,
It Might Have Been Worse.
Not long since, Mr. Charles M. Elchenlaub,
an Allegheny gentleman, who lives at IS) Fed
eral street, was made to fully realize tho. fact
that the aches and pains he experienced in
different parts of his body were not withont a
cause. The high-colored urine, pain across the
small of bis back and kidneys, together with
other unmistakable signs, warned him that his
condition was fast approaching Brlght's dis
ease. The sharp, burning pain ln'bls feet gave
him untold misery. In fact, his disease grew
from bad to worse, until ho was unable to walk
or step on his feet without experiencing great
pain. Ho also frequently felt pain under his
shoulder blades and different parts of his
body. Ho lost bis appetite, and he
felt a full. bloated feeling after
meals. As the little food ho ate fermented in
bis stomach he had much eructation of gas.
After taking six weeks' treatment at
THE POLYPATHIC MEDICAL INSTI
TUTE, at 420 Penn avenue, his aches
and pains all lett him, bis appetite
came back to him. his stomach performs its
function properly, and he feels well and hearty
and Is able to attend to his business every
day. He further states: "It gives me pleasure
to state to my many friends, and the people
generally, thatalthough my disease was chronic
and of long standing, Ihavo been entirely cured
of my kidney disease and rheumatism by the
physicians and specialists for these diseases at
No. 420 Penn avenue.
"CHAS. M. EICHENLAUB."
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Fifth ave., near Wood St. Telephone No. 1686.
HE COUGHED DAT AND NIGHT.
Mr. James Brown, a well-known citizen of
Allegheny county, formerly residing In Glen
wood, but who has for the past 11 years lived
in Hampton township, has passed through an
eventful experience. His disease, although
not unlike that of many others, assumed cer
tain conditions that gavo him great alarm. He
had a continuous dropping of offensive matter
from his head into the throat, where it as
sumed a dry, tenacious condition, rendering it
almost impossible for him to raise it out.
There was a tickling sensation in his
throat, and, as the poisonous matter
extended down into the bronchial
tubes ot his lungs, he coughed badly
both dav and night. He felt great tightness and
a stuffed-up condition In his throat and lungs.
His breath became very short, and, as the dis
ease further preyed upon his system, he lost
flesh and became very weak. He had pain over
the eyes, poor appetite, coated tongne tnd
belching of gas after eating. Although 64 years
of age, he received treatment from the physi
cians of the Catarrh and Dyspepsia Institute, at
323 Penn avenue, and he became entirely cured
of these diseases.
He adds: "I am glad to give ray testimony
for publication, as I have been cured as above
stated, by the physicians of the Catirrh and
Dyspepsia Institute. "James Bbowk."
Mr. Brown's postofflce address is Talley
Cavey, Allegheny county, where this statement
can be easily proven by himself and many
Mrs. Dr. Crossley is always present during
office hours to consult with ladies. Consulta
tion free to all. Office hours, 10 A. M.. to 4 p.
iL,-and 6 to 8 P. M. Sundays 12 to 4 P. jr.
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sta,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week in
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
EXTRACT OF BEEF.
ARMOUR & CO.,, CHICAGO,
This is now conceded to be the best in tho
market, is witnessed by the fact that we have
just secured the DIPLOMA FOR EXCEL
LENCE at the Pure Food Exposition, now be
ing held in Philadelphia.
CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE,
SUPERIOR IN QUALITY,
And with tho bright appetizing flavor of fresh
ly roasted beef.
FidelitjTitW Trust Company,
CAPITAL, $500,000 '
121 AND 123 FOURTH AVE.
Insures titles to real estate, and acts In all
fiduciary capacities. Temporary offices,
No. MO DIAMOND STREET.
Purchasers Dally at
SPECIAL SUMMER SALE
TO CLOSE OUT ALL
To make room. Eave reduced
prices bo that it will be very inter
esting' to those in want of good,
GAITERS and SLIPPERS.
Ladies' Lasting Congress at 75o.
Ladies' Pine Kid Low Button re
duced from 81 25 to 75c
Ladies' Bright Pebble Goat Ties,
Ladies' Pine Kid Opera Slippers,
50c to 75o.
Ladies' Pine Kid Button at 81 25.
Ladies' Grain Sewed Button at 8L
G. D.SIM EN'S,
78 OHIO ST., ALLEGHENY.
Corner of Sandusky.
THERE CAN BE
As to where you should buy
" CARPETS and
if economy is the object you
have in view.
Cash and Credit House,
923 and 925 Penn Ave.,
is the house for you to pat
ronize, if you want to save
money, and get dependable
and stylish merchandise. .
JOHNFLOCKER & GO.,
Flocker's Lubricating Hemp Packing
FOR RAILROAD USE.
Italian and American Hemp Packing;
Clothes Lines, Twines, Bell Cord, Fish Lines.
Cbalk Lines, Night Lines. Sisal Bale and Hide
Rope, Tarred Lath Yarn, Spun Yam, etc.
WORKS East street, Allegheny City, Pa.
OFFICE AND SALESROOSI-8J Water gt,
ttsburg. Telephone No. 1370. my3-HWa
512 AND 514 SMITHFIELD STREET.
Transact a General BanMns Business.
Accounts solicited. Issue Circular Letters
of Credit, for use of travelers, and Commer
Available In all paits of the world. Alsolssuo
For use In this country, Canada, Mexico, West
Indies, South and Central America.
O. D. LEVIS. Solicitor or Patents.
131 Fifth avenue, above Smithfleld. next Loader
omce. iJMoaeiay.j iasiaoiisnea -ji years.
PITTSBUKG Al LAKE EKIlff RAltEOAO
COMPAMY Schedule In eaect Jane "i, 1339
P. & L. JS. K. K. CrpABT For Cleveland. 5:00.
S:a) a. m., '1:35, 4:10, "saor. M. Ifor Cincinnati,
Chicago nd St. Louis, 40 A. M., '1S3S, 9:30 r. h.
i'or Buffalo, 8:00 a. M.. 4-:a, 9:3rr. v. For Sala
manca, "8:00 A. M., -1:35 p. jr. for Beaver .Falls,
8:00. 8:00. 8:3D.- 10:15 A. M.. '1:33. 3:30, 4:JC 5:13;
9:30 P. M. iror cnartiers, 5:00, 15:3a 5:33, 6SD,
6:45, 7:15, :(, 8:30, 2S, 19:1 A. M., 12:05, 'K-.O,
1:4a 3:3a H:3a 4:50, "5:06, 5:15, ":03, 10:30 P. it.
Abbive Jrrom Cleveland, 6:30 A. M., 12:33.
5:35, 7:5S 9:40 P. M. From Cincinnati, Cbleaea
and St. Louis, '15:30. 7:35 P. it. from Baffalo.
":30a. m., 'lZ: 9:40 T. a. From Salitnanca.
12:30. "7:55?. B. From Yonajrstown, C:30,9:20a.
M.. 12:30, 5:3i 7:S5k 9:40 P. M. From nearer
Falls, 5:25, 6:30, 7:2), 920 A. .. I2:3a, 1:10, :3f
7:55, 9:40 P. M. From Cnartiers, '5:lx 5:25,11 :
8:45, 78.;:47, 9,-JOV 9:57. 11:59 A. M, llMt 1:31
JU7, 4.-00, 4:40, 4:52, 8:35. "9-.U. 9:40, "11:12, Vat
A. M., 15:12 P. it. ..
P., a S, Y. trains for Jlansfleld. : x. H.. 3:30,
4:50 P. M. For .Essen and Ueechmont. 5:30, A. K.,
3:30 P. M.
P., C. & Y. trains' from .Mansfield, Essen and
ISeachmont, 7:03, 11:59 A. Jl.
P., SlcK. AY. K. K.lliPART-ForNevr Haven.
IS:J0 A. H3: p. M. For West Newton. 13:30
10:05a. X., 3:30. S:13P. M.
AnraTE-From Newilavsn, 7:50 . SOp.
JC From WestKewton,6:15. J7:50A. M.,l5. '50
For McKeesport and Elizabeth, "5:30,10:35 A. M
3:3a 5:15 P. II,
From Elizabeth and McKeeiiport, VM A. M..
1:25, 5:0OP. X.
Dally. Sundays only. tWill ran one boar
late on Sunday. 1 Will run two hoars lat oa
Citr ticket office, 401 Smithfleld street.
A LLEGHEIrr VALLEY BA1I.B0A1
.Trains leave Union station (Eastern Stsurtsrt
time): Hittannine Ac.. 0.55 a. m.: Maxara Ex.
dallr. 8:43 a. m.. llulton Ac. 10:10 a. m.t Valley
Cams Ac, 2-05 j. m.: Oil City and Dniiolj Ex
prcis.Iiuop.m, iliulUn Ac.,3:Wp.ra.: Jilttannln
Ac, 4:00p.m.; Braeimm Ex.,5p,m.: Kittynn
lng Ae.,830p. m.: Hraeburn Ac, 8:20p.m.: Hul
ton Ac, 7:50 p. m.: liuffilo Ex., dally,
8:S0d. m.; Hnlton Ac. 9:45 r. m. Brasburn Ac,
lido p. m. Church trains Braeburn, 12:40 p. m.
and 9:35 p. m. Pullman Parlor Bnffet and
Sleeping (jars between Fittsborg and Buffalo.
JAS. P. ANUEKSOSI, G.T. Aft.; 1IAVU ilO
UAEQO. Sen. Sunt.
UTTs'BTJRa AND -WESTERN RAILWAY
Trains (Ct'lStan'dtlme)i Leave. Arrive.
Wlldwood Accommodation.. 4:3) a m 7:20 a m
larEx..Akrun.Tole4oKane 7:20 a m 7:23 p in
Bailer Accommodation 0:C0 ra 8:10 a m
Chicago Express (dally) 12:48 p m 11:05 a m
Wlldwood Accommodation,. 30 p at 5:00 p m
NewCattleandFozbargAe.. 5:25 pm 5:49 s m
First class fare to Chicago. f 5e. Second classy
t9 so. . Pullman Buffet sleeping car to Chicago
WIDE AWAKE PEOPLE
are they who are ever on the alert to turn to their benefit every oppor
tunity that may present itselt Right now every man and woman has
the rare chance of getting a pair of Shoes for about two-thirds their
true value by simply attending
GREAT ANNUAL JULY SALE
Those who have attended this sale in the past know very well the
great values we gave them and consequently need no urging to come in
now. It is those, therefore, who have never taken advantage of our
sales in the past we now especially invite to call and convince them
selves of the superior inducements offered them. The following price
list represents but a small part of our bargains:
Kid Shoes, worked button holes, well worth $2, at only 1 25 this
Ladies' fine Kid Button Shoes, day sewed, universal prices $2 25,
our price this week only $1 49.
Ladies' fine Kid or Bright Dongola Button Shoes, flexible soles,
regular price $2 90, for only $1 98 this week.
Ladies' genuine French Kid Button Shoes, sold by all first-class
shoe dealers at 5, will go for only J3 75 this week.
A big line of Ladies' Tan Oxfords, the most popular summer shoe
of modern times, at 75c a pair this week.
Ladies' Bright Dongola Oxfords, patent leather tips, sole leather
counters, good value at $1 75, down to Si this week.
Ladies' Kid Opera Slippers, all sizes, standard price $1, will be sold
this week at only 65c
Ladies' high-cut Tan Button Shoes, very fashionable, were intended
to be retailed for $2 75, will go at $1 75 this week.
500 pair Men's Base Ball Shoes, regular $1 goods, will go at 570
Men's solid leather Working Shoes, tap sole, regular price $1 50,
will be sold at 99c this week.
Men's good Calf Shoes (in button, lace and congress) usually sold
for $2 50, will be offered at $1 27 this week.
Mea's fine Calf Dress Shoes, button, lace and congress, plain or
ripped toe, four different widths, worth $3, will be sold at the reduced
price of r 98 this week.
Men's French Calf Dress Shoes, plain or tipped, widths from B to
EE, regular price $3 50 will go this week for $2 50.
Men's fine French Calf, hand-sewed Dress Shoes, button, lace and
congress styles, equal to any $6 shoe in the market, will be offered by
us at 3 50 this week.
A full line of Lawn Tennis Shoes and Wigwam Slippers.
Have We Cut the Prices of Thin Coats Down?
Well, we should smile. Not a point or two, either, but away down to
the lowest notch. It's slightly cooler now, but it'll only be a matter of
a few days when Old Sol will get his heavy work in again, and then
youll be glad having bought a Summer Coat and Vest at the time when
you could effect a big saving. So don't fail to be on deck this week,
the crowning bargain days of the season.
MEN'S FLANNEL TOP SHIRTS.
AWAY UP IN QUALITY. AWAY DOWN IN PRICES.
Our stock, of Men's Flannel and Silk Striped Shirts numbers over
5,000, arid we don't propose to carry a single one over. We shall ac
complish our object by the big price cutting we have made. Former
50c Flannel Shirts are now 39c; former $1 goods will go at 60c; regular
$1 50 shirts will be sold at 98c; those that are worth $2 25 will go at
$x 50; the regular 3 qualities will be offered at $1 98; our superfine
French Silk Shirts, regular price $4, will be offered at $2 50. If any
dealer can duplicate these bargains we should like to hear of him.
Fifth Avenue and Smithfieid Street
PENaSYtVASIA KAILKOAD - ON AND
after May O. ISSa. trains leave Union
Station, fittsborg; as follows. Eastern Standard
MAIS LINE EASTWAEU.
New 'Vork and Chicago Limited or Pullman Yes
tlbule dallr at T:I5 a. ra. ...
Atlantic Express daily for tne East, 420 a.m.
Uau train, dallr, except Bandar. sa)a. m. Sun
day, mall, 8:40a.m.
vkt express dailyats.00a.ra.
Mall express daily at 1:P. n.
Philadelphia express dally at i30 p. m.
Eastern express dally at 7u5 p. m.
i'ast Line daily at 8:10 p.m.
Greens0nrjcexpres:10p. m. weeKdays.
.Derry express fl M a. m. week days.
All throueh trains connect at Jersey City with
bonis of "Brooklyn Annex" for Brooklyn. S. ,Y
avoldlngdonhleferrlageand journey through X.
Trains arrive at Union Station as follows:
Mall Train, dally JtWp. m.
Western Express, daily .Z:S- In-
Facillc Express, daily ?!15P nI-
Chleajro Limited Express, daily 8:J0p. m.
If as t Line, dally ..u3p. 111.
SOUTMWESr trlMX KAILWA1.
Tor Unlontown, 5:30 and 8:35 a. m. and 4:3 p.
m.. withont ehamre of cars: 12.50 p. m., connect
lac at Greensbur. Trains arrive from Union
town at 9:45a. m.. 11:2a 5:35 and 3:10 p.m.
WEST PENNSYLVANIA D1VIS1US.
From FEDERAL ST. STATION. Allegheny City.
Mall train, connecting for BlalrsvUle... 0:45 a. m.
Vvnv far KtAlrvrlHe. connecting for
Bntler Accent SOa- m.. 2:23 and 5:45 p. m.
Bprlngdalo Aceom9:00,n:S0a.m.S:J0and 0:20 p. ta.
Freeport Aceom 4:15. 8:30and JIMOp. m.
OnSanday il:S0and f:P.m.
North ApoUo Aeconu....il:00 a.m. and 50 p. ra.
Allegheny Junction Accommodation
connecting for Butler 820 a.m.
Blalrsvllle Accommodation ..-"ii"L:4i.D;.??-
Trains arTlve at FEDERAL STREET STATION:
Express, connecting from Bntler 10:35 a. m.
Mall Train. vi:S "" m"
Butler Accom :Wa. m., 4:40 and 720 p. m.
lilatrsvllle Accommodation .-'P m-
Freenort Accom.7:40.m.. 1:25. 7:20 and 11:10 p. m.
On Sunday 10:10 a. m. and 7:03 p. ra.
Springdale Aeeom. .. .6:37,11:48a. m.,J:2S,C:30 p. m.
North ApoUo Accom 8:40a. m. and 5:40 p. m.
Trains leave Union station, plttsonrg, aswnows:
For Moaongahela City. West Brownsville and
Unlontown. fl a. m. For Monongahela City and
West Brownsville, 7KB and 11 a. m. and 4HOp. m.
On Sunday, imp. m. For Mononganela. City, 5:a
p. m., week days.
IJravoetmrg Ac. weekdays, Jao p. m.
West Elizabeth Accommodation, 3:20a. m 2:00,
SB and 11:35 p. m. Sunday. 3:40 p. m.
Ticket effiees Corner Fourth avenne and Try
street and Union station. ..,....
CHAS. E. FUU1L J. K. WOOD.
General Manager. Gen'l Tass'r Agent,
"DANHANDLE ROUTE JULY &1SS9. UNIOJf
Jr station. Central Standard Tlnte. Leave for
Cincinnati and St. Louls,d7: a.m., d 8j0p and
d 11:15 p. nu DennUon, 2:45 p. m. Chicago,
12:05, dUT p. m. Wheeling, 7 a. rn.. 12:0s;
6:10 p.m. StenbenviUe, 5:55 a. m. Washington.
5:55, 8:35a. m.,l:55, 8:30,4:15,4:55 p. m. Bulger, 10:19
a. ra. Burgettstown.3ll:35a.m 5:3p. m. Mans,
field, 7:15, Dao, 11:09 a. m., 1:05, 6O0, d 8-JS; 10:55
p.m. McDonalds, d 4:15, d 9:45 p. m.
From the West, 1 lUb, d 6:00 a. m.. S.-03, d 5:55
p.m. Dennlson, : a.m. BteubenvUle, 5:05 p. m.
Wheeling, 7 10, 8:41a.m.. J.-oS, 5:55 p.m. Bnrgelts
town, 7:15a. m.,9:05a.m. Washington. 6:55,7:50,
8:40; 10:25 s, m 1:35, 6:45 p. ra. Mansfield, 5:35,
8j3SV 11:40a. BuTllIS; 3:55, 15:00 and 8 6:3 p. m.
Bulger, 140 p. m.McDonalus d 6:36 a. m.. d f :00
d dally; S Sunday only; other trains, except
$ 0 0 $ fr
PENNSYLVANIA COMPANY'S LINES.
May 12. 1899. Central Standard Time.
As follows from Union Station: For Chicago, d7:TJ
a. m., d 1220, d 1KB, d7:45. except Saturday. 1129
S.m.: Toledo. 725 a. m d 1220. d 1:00 and except
atnrday. 11:20 p. m. : Crestline, 5:45 a. m.: Cleve
land, 6:10 a. m- 12:15 and d 11:05 p. m. and 72S
a. m.. via P., F. W. & a By.: New Castle
and Youngstown, 7:05 a. m.. 122Q, 3:45 p. nu;
Yonngstown and N lies, d 1220 p. m.; Meadvllle.
Erie and Ashtabula. 76 a. m.. 1220 p. m.; Nile
and Jamestown, 3:45 p. m.: MasslUon. 4l10d. m.
Wheellng and Bellaire. 6:10a. m 12:45, 1:30 p. m.:
Beaver Falls. 4:00. 5 .-06 p. nu. Bock Point, S -M
a. Li. : Leetsdale. 6:30 a. m.
ALLEGHENY-KoehMter. M . n.; Beaver
Falls, 8:15, 11:00 a. m. : Enon. 1:00 p. mt Leets- '
dale, 10:00, 11:45 a. m., 2.-03, 4:30, 4:45, :30, 7:00, 9:00
p. m.; Conway, 10:30 p. m.; Fair Oaks, S 11:40 a.
m. : Leetsdale, S8:30n. m.
TRAINS ARRIVE Union station from Chicago,
except Monday Ida, d0:0a. d8:i a.m., d 6:50 p.
m.; Toledo, except Monday 1:50, d 6:35 a.m., 6i0
S. m.. Crestline. 2:10 p. m. : Youngstown and
ew Castle. 9:10 a.m.. 125, 6:50, 10:13 p- m. ; Nlles
and Youngstown. d 6:50 p. m.: Cleveland, 4 5:50 a.
re.. 225, 7:0O p. m.: Wheeling and Beualre, 9:03
a. m., 225, 7:00 p. m.; Erie and Ashtabula, 125.
10:15 p. m.; Masslllon, 10:00 a. xu.; Nlles ana
Jamestown. 9:10 a. m. ; Beaver Falls. 7:30 a. nu,
1:10 D.m.. Rock Point, S 825 p. m.; Leetsdale,
ARRIVE ALLEGHENY-From Enon, 80 a.
m.; Conway. 6:50; Rocbester, 9:40 a. m. Beaver
Fills, 7:10a. m., 3:45 p. m.: Leetsdale, 8:50, 6:15,
7:45 a. ra 12:00, 1:43, 4:03, 6:30, 9:00 p. m.; Fair
Oaks, S 8:55 a. m.: Leetsdale. S 65 p. ra.; Root
Point, S 8:13 p. m.
s, Sunday only; d, dally; other trains, except
PrXTSBirRO AND CASTLE SHANNON K.R.
Snmmer Time Table. On and after May 1.
18S9. until further notice, trains will run as follows
on every day, except Sunday. Eastern standard
time: Leaving Pittsbnrg-620 a. m., 7:10 a. m..
8WO a.m.. 9:3k a. m. 1130 a. m., 1:40 p.m., 1:40 p.
m.. 5:10 p. m.. 5:50 p. m., 8:30 p.m.. 9:30 p.m.,
11:30 p. m. Arlington 6:40 a. m., (20 a. m., 7:10
a. m., 8:00 a. m., 1020 a. m., 1:00 p. m., 2:40 p. m.,
420 p. m.. 5 JO p. m.. 5:50 p. m .. 7:10 p. m.. th:39
It. m. Sunday trains, leaving; Plttsbnrg 10 a.m
2:50 p. m.. 2:30 p.m., 5:10. p. m., 7:10 p. ra ..9:30
p. m, Arlington 9:10 a. m., 12 m., 1:50 p. mi. 20
p.m. 620 p. ra.., 8:00 p. ra.
JOHN JAHN. Supt.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD
Schedule in effectMay 12, 1889. For Washing
ton, u. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia and New
York, "8:00 a. m.. and 9:20 p. m. For Cum
berland, '8:00 a. m tlrfX). -920 p. m. For Con
ncllsvllle, $6:40 and "8.-O0 a. m.. tlc, $4.-00
and "920 p. m. For Unlontown, t8:40, 8K a. m
$1:00 and 51:00 p. m. For Mount Pleasant, $0:40 and
$3:00 a. m., and $1:00 and $4:00 p. nu For
Washington. Pa., 6:45. $9:40 a. m,, V3dS. J5J0
and 8:p. m. For Wheeling. 6-4s7$.ioa. m..
3:33, 8:30p. m. For Cincinnati and St. Louis.
8:45 a.m., 8:30p.m. For Columbus. 6:45and9:43
a. m.. 8:30 p. m. For Newark. "eMS, $9:40 a. m
2:Jj ""'ffc 'or Chicago, 6:45. $9:40 a. m,
32?. l:3? JV mA .Train arrive from New
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington,
6:20a.m. and 3d0 p. m. From Columbus, Cin
cinnati and Chicago. "7:45 a. m. and -9:00 p. m.
From Wheeling, f:45, 10:50 a. ra $5:00, "9:00 p.
m. Throurh sleeping cars to Baltimore, Wash
ington and Cincinnati. .
Wheeling accommodation. 8:30. m.. Sunday
only. Uonnellsvllla accommodation at $8:35 a. m.
2?-. really except Sunday. Sunday only.
The Pittsburg Transfer Company will call for
and cheek baggage from hotels and residence
upon orders left at B. ft O. Ticket Office, corner
Fifth avenue and Wood street. CUAS. O.
SCULL, Oen.Pau.Agt. J.T.OSKLL, Ocn.ilxr,