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FIR. ROACH MUKDERED
fSA. Shrewd Little Fellow and His
Family Victims of Toison.
DACK-LANTERNS USED TO EILL,
In a Terj Systematic and Scientific Man
ner at Dead of Sight,
A BAD DRUG 1XIULED TI1R0UG1I PORES
YES! I have
G. "W. Jones, of
notoriety, as he
i leaned over his
down on Sev
I enth avenue.
"If you would
j care to come
I with me to-
night, when 1 go
juiy rounds, and
sec how I spread
death among the
regions of the
roach, I shall be
verv liappy to
act as your etude. Jly engagement for to
night is at a certain well-known hotel in the
city, where tho roaches have to be kept
under at any cost. They (the hotel owners,
not the roaches) hare sent for me, and my
pay is conditional on the successful termina
tion of my labors."
P. Quill, the newspaper man, who was
Mr.. Jones' questioner, expressed himself
highly pleased with this kind offer of the
jgcntlemaD, who "'contrived n double debt
" to pay," beityj roach exterminator by night
and candj merchant by day. A convenient
rendezvous was arranged, and Mr. Jones
promised to bring the necessary outfit for
S this invasion of roachdom.
Before parting our friend Quill managed
to find out that Mr. Jones has quite a con
tinental celebrity, and that his name may
even become famous in Europe at no dis
tant date. It appears that the great ocean-
crossing steamers arc grievously afflicted by
roaches. This is no disgrace, and surely no
reflection on the steamers for want of clean
liness, for it is always to the clean houses
that roaches go.
Tbey hate dirt just as much as the most
sedate of old maids; and so the tidy house
wife need never be blamed it roaches swarm
in her spick-and-span kitchen. Slovenly
'houses are comparatively free from roaches,
ttrst Came Two Suits o Overalls.
from which we draw the conclusion that the
roach is either a very cleanly insect with a
horror of all dirtiness, or a very vain insect,
"terribly afraid of spoiling its dapper red
At any rate in the Atlantic liners the
roaches live and thrive. Now Mr. Jones
has received private information that, if he
sends in his estimate for the destruction of
said nuisances, the offer will be promptly
accepted. Success in his labors will make
him known in the Old World. The papers
will paragraph him, the comics will depict
him, crowned heads may send for him and
nations do him honor, until, like Alexander,
Mr, Jones will have no more worlds to con
quer. But a truce to pleasantry, as the heavy
villain says, in our last blood-curdling
melodrama. The midnight adventures of
Mr. Quill, under the guidance of his new
friend, have yet to be described.
It was nishtl Pale brooded the moon
above the City of Iron. Ked in the night
glowed the furnace fires alongMonongahela's
banks. The great hotel was steeped in
doom, save for that patch of light in which
the clerk with sleepy eyes stood puffing a
choice Havana all "the way from Sing
Sing. Let us imagine the clerk to have
just concluded a soliloquy, when enters to
him a heavily mantled figure.
I BEFOKE HIS MAJESTY.
"Hello!" says the clerk.
"Hello!" whispered the new comer. "Hast
anything of Mr. Jones (the slayer of the
red roaches) seen?"
. "Nary see," vulgarlv answers the clerk.
Just at this moment a heavy footstep is
X Just Drop the Sponge (her My Mouth and
heard in the outer hall. A pale blue flame
spreads over the scene. The newcomer
trembles visibly, and cries: "Hush! That
stepl 'Tis he! 'lis he!" fss
And sure enough, so it was. TJp flared
the lights, which had been burning low, and
in came Mr. Jones, carrying a heavy-looking
bundle in his arms. Mr. Quill for the
first of the comers had been that redoubtable
follower of Nellie Ely welcomed his
cicerone effusively, and helped him to un
pack his kit Pint came two suits of over
alls, in which the conspirators at once ar
rayed themselves. Then appeared two wet
sponges, fitted with strings. One of these
he fastened over his forehead, knotting the
strings behind his head loosely, so that the
sponge could easily be slipped down over
his mouth and nostrils. Another he gave
to Mr. Qnill, who looked somewhat dis
trustfully at the arrangement, and asked:
NOT XXACTLV A GAG.
Vis this a gag? You can't muzzle the
press, yon know. Harrison tried it and
'jltit no gg,"ilr. Jonei answered, "but
lla 15 KSSSwi
if Jm lEP
merely a lung -preserving apparatus. You
see, the roach powder gets into one's lungs,
and will inevitably destroy the constitution
if allowed. The powder is not poison; but
it 'gets there just the same.' I suppose you
know that stonecutters mostly always die
young? The stone dust, just like the pow
der, gets on the luns. Now, when I am
going to blow the powder out of my bellows
here, I just drop tho sponge over my mouth
and uose. That protects them."
Mnch relieved, the newspaper man put on
the curious looking "apparatus."
A pair of bellows next appeared, in which
was the magic powder, and finally two dark
lanterns weie drawn forth and lighted, each
conspirator taking one.
Now we are ready," said Mr. Jones.
"We will go first to the linen room. I hear
they were starchiug curtains and things
Brought a Zealous Policeman onthe Scene,
here to-day, and you know roaches dearly
"Are you off?" asked the jocular clerk be
hind his counter. "Say, won't you take a
drink before you go?" x
"H'ui! well, I don't mind," chorused the
MET DIDN'T DEINK.
"Help yourselves," then," remarked the
clerk, politely passing the ink bottle, and
sauntering of to a distant part of his enclo
sure. This was exasperating, bnt it had to be
put up with. Off to the linen room started
the twain. Mr. Jones flashed his lantern
scientifically round. Mr. Quill was not
used to dark lanterns, so he made a careful
imitation of Mr. Jones' manipulation of
his. Presently some traces of roaches were
discovered. Down went the sponge over
Mr. Jones mouth, and down went Mr,
Jones on his knees, pnffing his bellows once
or twice into a fissnre in the wall.
"Very little powder is required," he said,
rising to his feet. "Those few puffs will kill
an army of roaches. Hal is that a roach on
the basket over there? By Jove, yes! See,
the fellow has been sent out to reconnoiier.
Watch his eyes twid&ling! They are cun
ning fellows, these roaches."
"He's gone," cried Mr. Quill; "he ran
into that crack over there."
Down went Mr. Quill's sponge, and Mr.
Quill puffed about an ounce of powder into
the crack and all aronnd it "That ought to
kill them anyhow," laughed the profes
sional. "I see you are bloodthirsty."
"The ancelof death spread bis wines on tho
And pufTd on the face ot the foe as he past,"
misquoted Quill, as they continned the
search. "But tell me, Mr. Jones, does your
poison kill all sorts of insects?"
"Well, that's the curious part of it," said
.Mr. Jones. "It will kill nothing but a
roach that is the first few pufis won't. It
is no use against any other insect. By the
way, do you know how a roach inhales this
"Through its nose?" ventured the news
paperman. "Bat it hasn't got a nose," replied the
other. "No, sir, it inhales it through the
pores of its skin. That's ho w a roach inhales.
Its sense of smell is extraordinarily acute
for that very reason. It can smell anything
sinellable 100 feet off. In fact, every one ot
its pores is a nose in itself. It is all nose."
GAS BEINGS THE BUGS.
By this time the linen room had been
thoroughly searched, and the pair went off
to the kitchen of the hotel.
"I'll bet you there are roaches here," said
Mr. Jones. "Yon see, this natural gas is
the very thing to bring them. They didn't
like the coal dust, you see, because, as I
told you, they don't like any kind of dirt.
But the gas is clean, and there is a constant
warmth, so the roaches come in myriads.
You'll always find them round gas-fire
Sure enough! they found plenty of roaches
in the kitchen, but not one, it may be safely
said, survived that night.
"I'll come back here in two months
again," said Mr. Jones, "and give the house
another overhauling, That'is the usual
close time for roaches."
Other rooms were then visited, and at last
the outer hall was reacned again. The
jocular clerk was asleep, with another cigar
in his mouth. A hunt for roaches com
menced, and Mr. Jones detailed some ot his
experiences in the trade. It appeared that
people didn't like their names to he men
tioned as owning houses frequented by
roaches. One millionaire Aileghenian left
Mr. Jones" employ because his name got in
this connection. His haughty soul could
not bear the taint of roaches! Ladies leav
ing houses generally send for Mr. Jones.
They don't like the next owners of their
houses to have a bad opinion of the former
tenants. "But, bless you," said Mr. Jones,
"the roaches are everywhere in the finest
East End houses, in the churches, in the
jail yes. don't stare! there are thousands
in the jail. I offered to clean it out once;
but I cot no answer to my offer."
There is no tellinc what revelations might
not have come forth, had not an injudicious
handling of his lantern on the part of Mr.
Quill brought a zealous policeman on the
scene. "Hello!" he said; "what's all this?
Burglary, eh? Come along till I call the
wagon." It was useless to protest Tho
ueuuiiH, sam me wormy policeman, was
certainly a burglar's tool, and then the
dark-Iaulern! Respectable people would not
go into hotels at midnight with dark-Ian
terns! Mr. Jones tried to awake the jocn
lar clerk; but ne only snored the louder.
So the wagon w- called, and the hapless
pair were co Tiyed to Central station,
where, but for Ue timely arrival of some
newspaper men, they might have spent the
night No more roach-hunting for Mr.
Quill even idea-hunting is better than that!
A MIXED UP CASE
Which Shows the First Ward Is Not Tet
The inmates of No. 36 Second avenue,
which has been kept glaringly open ever
since Alderman Cassidy's proclamation, are
summoned before Judge Grlpp this morn
ing as witnesses. On Saturday night Officer
Smith saw two men pursued by a third man
on Second avenne near Market street. He
stopped the two, who proved to be Philip
Edwards and Thomas Manion, and detained
them until the third man, John Thomas,
came up. Thomas said that Edwards and
Manion had stolen a watch, and lie, as a de
tective had arrested them. They broke away,
and he was after them when they were
stopped. Officer Smith doubted that Thomas
was a detective. He is in the habit of put
ting in mote or less time about 'Squire Cas
sidy's office, but the officer did not think he
bad ever been commissioned.
As the two men denied stealing the watch,
but laid the theft at Thomas' door, Smith
decided to arrest the three ot them. Thomas
broke away, hut was recaptured, and all the
prisoners locked up. At the hearing yester
day 'Squire Gripp was unable to get a clear
understanding of the ease, but the indica
tions were that.some one had stolen a watch
from Maggie Raymond's place, and hence
The Clipper Bout Club.
The Clipper Boat Club, on the twenty
second anniversary of its formation, held a
reunion Saturday cveninc at the home of
Mr. E. Tafel, No. 326 Webster avenue. A
repast was served and there was singing and
dancing. James Slattery, as the baldest
bachelor, was presented with a laurel wreath.
The presentation speech was made by J.
Bumbaugb, who chased Mr. Slattery closely
in the matter of baldness.
In the Administration of the Depart
ment of the Interior.
A PERMANENT CENSUS OFEICE
One of the Things Thought Necessary by
HOKE H0XET IS KEBDED FOR PENSIONS
Washington, Detember 1. The report
of the proceedings of the Interior Depart
ment for the past year has been submitted
to the President Dy Secretary Noble. Mr.
Noble's introductoryremarks are as follows:
The first annual report made by any Secre
tary chronicles and discusses chiefly, as a rule,
those acts performed under the direction ot
his predecessor; but at present, in addition to
this labor (by no means light to one connected
with the service so short a time), tho Secretary
of the Interior has to record several very im
portant events that have taken place In his
department during the present administration.
Some of these have been consummated slnco
tho termination of tho last fiscal year: hut
nevertheless it is deemed proper to reconnt
their progress up to the time or this report
Your attention is first called to these as they
successively occurred: The opening of Okla
homa: the successful negotiation of a treaty
with the Sioux Indians of Dakota, and the ad
vent into the Union of the four new States,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and
Montana, none having cnteted previously .for
While discoursing upon the subject of
census taking the Secretary says:
Upon the recommendation of the Superin
tendent it Is suggested that our decennial cen
sus would be far more complete and satisfac
tory If the Census Office were made a perma
nent bureau. Tho work of preparation for a
census such as that of the United States is as
vast and important as the actual enumeration
itself. Tho demand for exact statistics is con
stantly increasing, and the importance of
creater accuracy and care in securing statisti
cal data of all kinds would seem to indicate
tbat as soon as the volumes of one census are
published the preparatory work of another
should commence. Under the present system
it is impossible to keep the avenues of informa
tion open, while the skilled statisticians, ex
perts, and trained clerks become scattered,
and there is great danger of repeating mis
takes and attempting costly experiments. A
permanent census office would be undoubtedly
in the interests of economy and of statistical
science, and would result not only in more effi
cient work, but in greater rapidity of publica
tion. MOHE MOKEY FOB PENSIONS.
The estimates for pensions made for tho
fiscal year beginning Jnly 1, 1SS9, were not only
inadequate, but must havo been known to bo
so wlien recommended to Congress. The esti
mate for the previous year was 80,000,000. But
before this estimate for the present year was
completed it was apparent that a deficiency
would be incurred, as it was incurred,
for the previops year, to the amount of at least
$8,000,000. and tbat this added to the original
0,000,000 would not bo enough to meet the
obligations accruing belore tho end of even
that fiscal year. It was known also that tho
pension list -was increasing, and it the pay
ments of 18SS-'S9 could not bo met with $80,000,
000. bnt a deficiency bill had to be passed for
8,000 000 more, it must have been anticipated
that the former Commissioner's successor would
be run into a deficiency. Yet the estimate for
pensions was confined to eighty million dollars
($30,000,000) for lSS9-'90. The result, if the cause
wero not so easily detected, might produce an
unfair comparison between the previous ad
ministration and tho present as to the amount
to be expended In this branch of the service.
1 do not hesitate, however, to assume the re
sponsibility, as I have done in the estimates for
the next fiscal year, of recommending an in
crease in the appropriation for pensions, so
that a liberal and legal payment mavbemade
to all deserving pensioners of the Republic.
This bum will reach 97,210,202.
Soon after the commencement of your ad
ministration there sprung tin in the Bureau of
Pensions practices in regard to the re-rating of
pensioners tbat required tho intervention of
tho Secretary. It was found tbat numbers of
those who bad been receiving pensions, many
of whom were employes in the Pension Bureau,
had bad their pensions not only increased
(some upon application therefor and some
without such application), but the increase had
been ordered to take effect long anterior to the
application: and, on the orders of tho Commis
sioner, large sums of money had been paid to
these persons. Many of the cases had also been
made "special. ".that is, preferred in time of
hearing, and not a few called "IS-hour cases"
had been hurried through an examination and
the pension increased within two days.
Tho Intention is to correct all of these evils
for the f nture under the present Commissioner
of Pensions, and so far as tho law will allow to
exact a return of the monev which has been
fonnd was illegally paid. This will prove a
tedious and somewhat difficult undertaking.
But in view of the enormous sums of money
that might have been expended bad not this
evil been corrected at tho time It was, the Gov
ernment may be well satisfied, I think, even if
it should have to lose a large portion of that
already paid out.
KO SPECIAL CASES.
I further recommend that it should be mado
the law of the land that no cases can be mado
special or taken up for consideration ont
of their order in any of the bureaus of the Gov
ernment, except upon a statement of facts
clearly distinguishing them from others
equally meritorious; and that in the Pension
Bureau nn case should be taken ont of its or
der, except n here there is utter destitution or
the prospect of early death, a fact which
should be clearly established by sufficient testi
mony of record; and that some suitable pen
alty should be attached to both the application
and the granting of the application where un
authorized by one of these causes. It is in vio
lation of the plainest principle of justice,nhcre
so many applicants are abiding their time,
Eaticntly waiting for the action of tho Pension
urcau, that anyone should bo allow ed
through any inflnenco whatever to take undun
precedence of his comrades or of his comrades'
relatives, and have a claim given to him wnilo
they must wait, not only their turn, bnt havo
that turned delayed by tho very preference
Tho Governor of Alaska states that since his
arrhal within tbe district on June 1, ue has, so
far as possible with the limited means of com
munication afforded, fnspected the towns, vil
lages and business enterprises that were within
his reach in Southeastern Alaska, and inquired
into the efficiency of the officers and employes
of the Government and the pressing noeds of
the Territory for the protoctfon of its people
its various industries, and for the elevation and
civilization of tho natives. He estimates tho
population at -about 36.500. of which number
8.500 are whites. He docs not credit the re-
Eorts in circulation as to the approaching anni
ilation of the nativo population by wasting
diseases, but believes that the next census Till
discloso a larger number of natives than the
A TWELFTH-BATE NAVY.
That's the Kind of American Flotilla Secre
tary Tracy Describe A Cnll for
Twenty-Firo nnd n Unit
Millions for Next Year.
"Wasuijioton, December 1. Hon. B. P.
Tracy, Secretary of the Navy, has just sub
mitted his annual report to tthc President.
The most interesting features of the report
arc as follows:
The effoctive force" of tho United States navy,
when all tbo ships now authorized are com
pleted, excluding those which by the process
of decay and tho operation of, law will by that
date have been condemned, will comprise 11
armored veel. of which only threeare de
signed for fighting at sea, and 31 unarmored
vessels, making a total of 4Z The totil num-
Catarrh in the Head
Originates in scrofulous taint in the blood.
Hence the proper method by which to euro
catarrh, is to purify the blood. Its many dis
agreeable symptoms, and tho danger of devel
oping into- bronchitis or that terribly fatal dis
ease, consumption, are entirely removed by
Hood's Sarsapanlla, which cures catarrh by
purif.ving tho blood; it also tones up the system
and greatly Improves the general health. Try
the "peculiar medicine."
"For 25 years I have been troubled with
catarrh In the head, indigestion, and general
debility. I never had faith in anoh medicines,
but concluded to try a bottle of Hood's Sarsa
parllla. It aid me so much good that Icon
tinned its use till I have taken five bottles.
My health has greatly Improved, aud I feel like
a different woman." Mns. J. B. Adams, 8
Richmond St. Newark. N. J.
"I have used Hood's Sarsaparllla for catarrh
with very satisfactory results. I received more
permanent benefit from it titan from any other
remedy I ever tried." M. E. Read, of A. Read
L Son, Wauseon, O.
Bold by all drnegists. SI: six for $5. Prepared
only by c L hood 4 CO., Dowelh. Mass,
. (00 Dkm Dm Dollar
ber of war vessels in England 1s 567; in
Prance, 2G0; in Russia, 168; in Germany, 105; m
Holland. W: in Spain, 80: in Italy. 80; In WW
81: In China. 73; In Sweden and Norway, W, and
in Austria, 68. .,,.
The table shoivs that even when the P"80
building programme is completed the Unltea
btates cannot take rank as a naval P"r;
Any one of tho powers named could, witnouj
serious difficulty, even after the completion or
onr fleet as now authorized, secure in a single
raid upon our coast an amount of money sa"
elenttomect the expenses of a naval war; n
amount, one-half, of which, if judiciously ex
pended over a series of years, would be sum
cient to afford this country a guaranty or per
petual peace. . , .,,,
The secretary then goes on to emphasizotue
positive necessity of an .immediate and very
large increase in the United States ironciaa
force, .. .
Thenewcruiseasare eight 16 number, we
Chicago, Boston. Atlanta and Dolphin, con
tracted for in 18S3, and the Baltimore, Charles
ton. Yorktown and Petrel, contracted lor in
1SS6 and lisCT. In the course of her cruise the
been under steam 0,000 hours. In this prolonged
run she has been stopped for repairs but once,
and then for only two hours. This performance
Is probably without a parallel in the his
tory of naval vessels, and bears conclusive tes
timony to tbe high skill of American artisans
and the excellence of their work. The Boston
and Atlanta have made cruises, and their per
formance at sea shows that they ire thoroughly
stanch and seaworthy vessels in all weathers.
In all Tespects the Baltimore has proved
thoroughly satisfactory, but tho Charleston,
Petrel and Yorktown have not proved the suc
cesses anticipated, but are still valuable addi
tions to tne navy, as also is tbe Chicago.
Our great want of torpedo boats is also
touched on. The United States hasoneunfin.
ished torpedo boat, compared to England I izuv.
Frauce's 191, Russia's 13S, and Italy's 12S. air
many, Austria, Greece. Turkey. China, Den
mark, Japan, Sweden, Holland, Spain and Bra
zil have all of them over 15 of these boats. Tho
Secretary recommends tho immediate con
struction of at least flvo more boats.
With regard to tho personnel or tne navy,
tho captain claims that it should consist of
American citizens or of intending American
.IN.... ..1 AtnMMKt .a npairs ftf OUr
naval vessels are filled with foreigners, whir
are ready to servo any Government wnicn wui
pay them. Such men are bound only by their
contracts, and are subject to very great tempta
tions. Tho American who deserts mnst ex
patriate himself, but tho foreigner who deserts
the American service goes to his own home.
For a man so placed desertion has no pen
alties. Great changes in the training service aro
needed. Men must be taken when quite young
and gradually reared up in their profession.
The naval apprentice service is of little value,
thn norinrt nf enlistment hp.infr too BhOtt. It 13
necessary to extend this term to 24 years of ago J
fMntl.nMe.ntllrinil 01 vat l-O Tlnrln! tllfl1
additional throe years the the formation of as
sociations and a mature judgment will lessen
tho inclination for change, and tbe Government
will get the services of those whom it has
trained, for at leasts one full cruise. In the
English Navy the adoption of Arnle tBtcJping
those who enlist as boys until the age of 2SOT
30 has completely changed tbe character of the
The Secretary also advises the increase of the
number of apprentices from 750, as at present,
to 1,500. making the total enlisted force 9.000.
The severest disaster which has befallen the
navv in recent years took place at Apia,
Samoa, on tho 16th of March, 1889. During a
hurricane on that date, two vessels, the Tren
ton and Vandalia, were totally wrecked, and
tbo Nipsic was run on shore to save her
from destruction. The loss of the
Trenton and Vandalia, two of tho best
of tbe old wooden fleet, is a serious blow to tho
navy in its present condition. They were
abandoned on the 7th of, July, after much of
their armament and cqulpmenthadbecn saved,
Tho Nipsic proceeded to the Sandwich Islands,
where she has since been repaired and fitted
for active service. The escape of the British
ship Calliope, by steaming out to sea in safety
during the hurricane, illustrates tbe value of
high power engines in war vessels.
Recent legislation and administrative regula
tion have so complicated the situation of tho
Naval War College at Newport, R. I., that tbe
Department does not feel justified in undertak
ing the construction of tbe building authorized
March 2, 1SS9, until Congress shall havo ex
pressed itself more definitely on tho question
of site. The Secretary declares that
Coasters' Harbor is far preferable as a
sito to the over crowded Goat Island.
.Moreover, Coasters' Harbor belongs
to the Navy. Some minor changes are sug
gested in tho nomenclature and distribution of
various bureaus of tho Navy Department In
pursuance of tho policy of rebuilding the Navy,
the estimated appropriation for the fiscal year
is $25,599,253 79. After all disbursements hith
erto made in the year 1889, there isan available
balance of 135,503 26; but this balance will be
decreased by further liabilities before the close
of the year. The total amount accruing to tho
Treasury from sales of condemned navy prop
erty during the fiscal year is $S7,372 18.
The report thus concludes: Tho true princi
ple for us to follow is that laid down by Presi
dent John Adams in his message of 1800, when
he said: "Seasonable and systematic, arrange
ments, so far as our resources will justify, for
a Navy adapted to defensive war, which may
in case of necessity be qaickly brought into
use, seem to bu as much recommended by a
wise and true economy as by a just regard for
our future tranquility, for tbe safety of our
shores, and for tbe protection of our property
committed to tho ocean."
Weak stomach.Beecham'sPills act like magic
Peaks' Soap secures a beautiful complexion.
FfNLEY On Sunday, December 1, 1889, at
2 10 r. M., John T. Finlev, aged 26 years.
Funeral from tbe residence of Mrs. McLough
lin, 59 Pride street, on Ttjespay, December 3
at 9 A. it. Friends of tho family aro respect
fully invited to attend.
FREDERICK On Saturday, at 2 A. M.,
Hettie, daughter of Ernest and Emmallne
Frederick, aged 19.
Funeral from her late home, Shaler town
ship, near Glenshaw, Monday, at 10 a. it.
JACKSON On Saturday, November 30,
18S9, at 2 10 A. M.. Maky, widow of the lato
James Jackson, in tho 91st year of her age.
Funeral from her lato residence, 13 Third st,
on Monday. December 2, at 2 o'clock p. it ,
Interment private. 2
KELLY Suddenly in New York on Friday,
Toveinber29, 18S9, James Kelly, in his 36th
Funeral from tho residence of his parents,
No. 2 First street, on Tuesday mokmnq at
8 o'clock. Friends of tbe family are invited to
Denver and Baltimore rapers please copy.
MATTHEWS On Sunday morning, Decem
ber 1. at 5 o'clock Andkew M. Mattuews, m
the 69th year of his age.
Funeral at bis lato residence, McDonald
street, Eleventh ward, Allegheny City, on
Tues d AY at 3 P. M.
PATTERSON At his residence in Sowlck-
ley. Pa., Robetit PATTtKSOJn on.. Friday, No
vember 29, 1889, at 4 o'clock A. si., ia-the 69th
year of his age
Uhe funeral services will be held in the
chapel of the First Presbyterian' Cburch.Wood
street. Pit shurg, on Momay, December 2, at
1:30 o'clock P. M. Interment private at a later
RUTH On Saturday. November 80, 18S9,
Henky Roth, in his 25th year.
Funeral services at his late residence,
Marchand street, near Dennlson ave E. E., on
Monday, December 2, at 2 p. ar. "Friends of
tho family are respectfully invited to attend.
SNYDER At Upper St. Clair township on
Wednesday, November 27. lSi9. CHATtr.ES SNY
dkk, fonnerl of Pittsburg, Southside.
Funeral Monday, December 2, at 10 A. 2f
at North kn Cemetery. Friends wishing to
attend tbo funeral can co by Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad to White Hall station. 2
VOGELEY At Beaver Tails, Sunday. De
cember 1, at 130 p. it., Robert Vooeley, in
his 31th year, formerly of Pittsburg, S. H.
Notico of funeral hereafter.
YOURD November 30, 1889. at 8 o'clock P.
M, Ann M., wife of Samuel Yourd, In tho
72d year of her age.
Funeral services from the Mansfield Presby
terian Church Decembeb 3, at 2 o'clock r. it.
Friends of tho family are respectfully invited
to attend. 2
(Successor to Meyer, Arnold fc Co., Llm.,)
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER.
Office and residence, 1131 Penn avenue. Tele
phono connection. mylO-69-atWFSto
ORCHIDS AND R03E8 OF RARE BEAUTY.
A. M. & J. B. MURDOCH,
CI H SMITHFIELD ST.
JOHN R. & A. MURDOCH,
503 Siriithfield Street.
p EPRESENTEU DS JETOTSBURa IN W
ASSETS - . S9J07L698S3.
Insurance Co. of North America,
Losses adjusted and paid by WILLIAM L
JONES. 84 Fourth avenue. Ta20-s3-D
I II I fVT A INSURANCE CO.,
U2j 1 LN -i- Hartford, Conn.i
Assets, January 1, 1S87..... ...,. JJ,568,839 6C
EDWARD3 & KENNEY. Aeents.
on Fourth avsauB Pittsburg, I
JalM9-J - '
WATTLES S SHEAFER.
Certainly have the largest assortment of
in the city. "We havo not advanced
our prices, and don't intend to as
long as our present stock: lasts (al
though the prices of DiRmodds have
advanced from 20 to 33J4 per cent).
You will save money by buying
from us at our
NEW STORE 37 FIFTft AVE.
MILD WEATHER SALE
500 Cloth Jackets, $1 50.
Formerly Sold for $4.
Owing to tho mild, wet weather wo are
obliged to put on prices NOW that we will
have to after tbo holidays, so they
1,000 NEWMAEKETS, $5, S6, $8 anfl$10!
Double these sums have rolled in for these
goods we are overstocked.
500 PLUSH WRAPS, $10
These, with CHILDREN'S COATS, are
marked nominal prices.
COME FOB BABGAINS.
T, I LAT1
138 Federal and, 46 South Diamond
Streets, Allegheny, Pa,
BLOOKER'S DUTCH COCOA.
150 CUPS FOR tU
CHOICEST, PUREST. BEST.
We complete our opening of
, THIS WEEK.
See the choice display of Sterling Derby and
Also Novelties in Art Department together
with tbe largest line of
We have ever
best values ever
Special Bargains in
We have a small lotof Ladles' Scarlet Ribbed
vests H. N. L. S. and one-third 'cotton, which
we have marked down from 83c TO 50c EACH.
These will not shrink. r
Another lot H. N. R. A., REDUCED FROM
1 to 50c. these are ribbed and all wool.
Several small lots Ladies' Ribbed Wool Vests,
H. N. L. 8., In colors, reduced from SI 50 to SL
Tbere aro sizos in the abovo lots suitable for
. Ladies' Natural Wool Vests and Drawers,
best ever shown at tbe prices, 75c and SI EACH.
We have a few more of those Ladies' Merino
Ribbed Vests H. N. L. S., at SI. This number
cannot be duplicated this season.
Ladies' Ribbed Ralbrigcan Vests H. N. L. a,
at Soc and 50c.
Ladies' Brown Mixed Merino Vests and
Drawers. Closing out what's left of them at (I
Ladies' Ribbed Wool Drawers, all sizes In
white and natural.
Ladles' bkirts in creat variety of materials
and colors, including Merino, Stockinette in
white and natural. Knit Wool In white, natural,
scarlet, also stripod, all prices from SI to S3 50.
Skirts to suit everyone
Children's Natnral Wool Shirts, Pants and
Drawers at prices that will mako these poods
interesting to anyone that wants children's
underwear. Prices ranee from 40c to 7Uc each,
according to size, which is far below tho real
Wearecloslntrout the last of our Ladies'
Ribbed Wool Chemises in wbito and colors, at
tho following reduction: L. N. N. S.tS2, regular
pncoJ3C0.andH. N. L.S.. S250, former price
81; L. N. N. S.,in silk, cut down from S9 to S8.
HORNE & WARD,
41 FIFTH A VENUE.
We are now ready to Display Our
Full Line .of
Fancy Goods and Bric-aBrac, ' ""
Clocks, Bronzes and Terra Cotta Ware,
Solid and Plated Silverware,
Books, Stationery and Christmas Cards,
Albums, Bibles and Prayer Books,
Pocketbooks and Fancy Leather Goods,
Pictures, Mirrors and Frames,
Toilet Sets. Manicure Sets, Work Boxes, etc.
Fine Soaps, Perfumes and Toilet Articles,
Baskets and Willow Ware,
Table and Pocket Cutlery.
Lamps and Lamp Shades,
Glass and Chit Ware,
And last, bnt by no means least,
DOLLS, TOYS AND GAMES,
Fleishman & Co.,
The Great English Complexion SOAP. I
Of all Druggists, tit teware of Mattm j
SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT
ESTABLISHED 1ST PlTTSBUBO IK IStt.
OFFICE OF THE
SAFETY INSURANCE CO,
Philadelphia, November 13, 188a
Tne following statement of the affairs of the
Company is published In conformity with a pro
vision of its charter:" . '
Premiums received from November J, 1688, to
On Marine and Inland
OnFireRUks 150502 81
, 1 8157,41914
Premiums on Policies
not marked off.Novem-
ber 1,1688 260,958 63
Premiums marked off as
earned from Novem
ber L 1883, to October
On Marine and Inland
Rfaks rwii KiK ri
On Fire Risks .'.'.'.'.. J37",672 80
Interest during same
period Salvages, etc..
Losses, expenses, etc
unnoB tne year as
Marine and Inland Nav
igation Losses 8171,166 42
FireLosses , 65,903 92
Return Premiums 19,693 15
Re-Insnrances. 23.421 50
Asency Charges. Adver
tising, Printing, etc.... 7L006 99
Taxes-State and Munic
ipal Taxes tor thn Your l J lni p
Expenses 34 634 90
8 90,926 56
ASSETS OF THE COMPANY,
Novembeb 1, 1889.
S 181,000 00
State of New Jersey
dix per lentioans
,rM 1890 to 1902 $ 219,010 00
85,000 00 CItv of Philadelphia
Six Per Cent Loans
(Exemnt from Taxi. 113.050 00
City of Boston Six Per
Cent l,nnn 113(100 00
City of SL Louis Blx
Per Cent Loans 111,000 00
City of Cincinnati Mu
nicipal Seven Per
CVWUM AAfitUO,, VlflAA W
lty of Newark For
rer Cent Loans 78,750 00
uity or uolumbus, O.,
Six Pffr nnt T.nnn ..
City of Camden Four
Per Cent Loan
City of 8nrIn2fleld.Hl..
Flvo Per Ont Ian.
State of Tennessee
,. . , - Compromise Bonds..
100,000 00 Philadelphia & Read
me R. R. Co. First
. Series Stamped. Fire
,.. Percent Bonds 102,500 00
30,000 00 Philadelphia, Wilming
ton and Baltimore S.
R. Co. Trust Certifi
cates, Four Per Cent 30,875 00
uo.. 500 Shares Stock Z7.000 00
Company Six Per
Cent Bonds (Penn'a
,.. M XR.B-guarantee).... 42,400 00
108,000 00 Loans on Bond and
Liens on City Prop
erties 108,000 00
$1,010,500 00 Par. Cost.11,021,950 75
Market Valuo $1,108,522 00
Real Estate at Phila
delphia and Pitts
bure 110,000 00
Bills Receivable for In
surance made 29,563 05
Balance Duo at Agen
cies Premiums on
Marine Policies Ac
crued Interest and
other debts due the
Scrip of Sundry Corporations-Estimated
value. 1,100 00
Cash On ae
Rinks 8 61,28285
In Office... 1,78209
Philadelphia, November 13, 18S9.
The Board of Director have this day de
clared a Cash Dividend of Eight Per Cent on
the Capital Stock and Six Per Cent interest on
tbe Scrip of tne Company, payable on and after
tbe 1st of December, proximo, f reo of Tax.
Tbey havo also declared a Scrip Dividend of
Ten Per Cent on tbe Earned Premiums for the
year ending October 31, 1689, Certificates of
which will be issued to the parties entitled to
the same, on and after the loth of' December,
5-No Certificates of Profits issued under
$25. By tbe Act of Incorporation, "No Certifi
cate shall issue unless claimed within two years
after the declaration of tbe dividend whereof
it is evidence."
THOMAS C. HAND,
THOMAS C. HAND, JR
HENRY LYLBURN, Secretary.
Branch Office In Company's Building, 63
Fourth avenne, Pittsburg.
T. DALE JENNINGS, Acent
del-66-MWJr J. W. BOYD, Surveyor.
Established over half a Century.
As dealers in reliable Furs onlyonr repu
tation for over fifty years has never been
questioned. '"Whatever other qualities we
deem advisable to keep we always
CARRY THE BEST.
Our immense stock of Seal Garments is
no exception to this rule.
Every garment quoted below is absolutely
reliable and warranted.
Alaska Seal Sacques, full length, 5140,
Alaska Seal Jackets, $125, $135, $150.
English "Walking Coats (half sacque),
Very fine 25-in. Jackets (Martin's London
A few Seal Jackets and "Wraps at $75.
Sole Agents for Tread woll's Celebrated
Mahogany Dye Seal Sacques, warranted 13
Endless variety of Shonlder Capes, in 1
Sables, Astrakhan Persianer, Seal, etc., at
Also eyery description of Small Purs.
Manufacturers of Furs,
441 WOOD STREET. .
B. & B.
Mobdat, December 2.
SILK DEPARTMENT. .
Extraordinary offering this morn
ing. ' ioo pieces
FANCY PRINTED INDIA SILKS
in choice designs for fancy work
and draperydollar goods at 75c,
are 22, 27 and 32 inches wide.
Arjiure Brocaded Satins, for
fancy work, superior quality and
designs, at 75c, worth $1.
24-inch Plain India Silks at
50c, in evening shades, creams and
fancy colors, in 2odiffeient shade's.
Fancy colorsn Plain Satins at
35c, for fancy work.
Ex ex-bargain. 24-inch Satins at
Evening shades in Silk Crepes
at special prices. Peau de Soie,Faille
Francaise, Duchesse, Surahs, Ot
tomans, Armure Silks in evening
shades, with high class novelties
for combinations at less than cus
Large and important cash pur
chase of .Black Silks in fine
goods, in plain and fancy weaves,
at $1, $1 25, $1 50, $1 75 and $2
up to S3, that will be well worth
your attention if you care to save
B0GGS & BUHL,
115,117,119.121 Federal sb, Allegheny.
N. B. Dress Goods and Suiting
Bargains that will make trade lively
CLOSING OUT SALE
NOW GOING ON.
"We have just received a large lot of
Ladies' Long Garments that were delayed
in making, and as they have come rather
late, we have decided to place them on sale
at actual cost and give our patrons the bene
fit of them, instead of returning them to the
manufacturers. All are of the latest style
and design and of the finest material. "Wo
.quote a few styles to show yon how low and
reasonable we are selling them.
Very fine Jacquard Cloth Newmarkets,
with revere fronts, bell sleeves, fan-plaited
back, stylish and serviceable; worth $18, our
price $7 93.
Fine Black. Beaver Newntarketd, Fedora
front, open sea'ms, satin facing, bell sleeves
and coat back; wcrth $20, our price $10.
Fine Berlin Twill Newmarkets, in black,
blue or green, with braided frodt, cuff and
collar, tailor-made, open seams, plaited
back; a very neat garment; worth $22, onr
price $11 49.
Also 300 very fine Cloth Jackets, vest
fronts, all shades and all the newest con
ceits, some worth more and some less, but
lowest worth 18? our price for all $9 98.
As we are recognized to be the leaders in
Plush Garments in this vicinity it would
be useless for us to more than mention that
we handle only the first grade of "Walker's
Celebrated London Dyed Seal Plushes and
guarantee every garment we sell to be per
fect in everv respect; prices range from $8
Ladies would do well to make their se
lection as early in the day as possible In
order to avoid the afternoon irowd.
NOW ON VIEW The grandest
line of DOIvLS, TOYS, BOOK&
GAMES and Elch Holiday Goods
Sixth-St. and Penn Ave.
ANCHOR REMEDY C0MFNY,
829 LIBERTY BTREET,
Dvsnensla Remedy. Beef. Wine
and Iron, Beef, Wine Iron and
Cocoa. Cod Liver OIL Sarsaparllla.
Iver PilK Liniment, and extra large strength
ening; Blasters. We have thousands of testi
monials from people who have used the
and all commend them as being tbe best prep
arations In the market. We guarantee satis
faction in all cases if here the directions are
carefully followed. selS-stWT
Broom Manufacturers Supplies
ROBERT DICKEY & CO,
, 77 WATER Sr. AMD H FIB8T AVE. I
Telephone M8. bSW1-xw J
Bazaar is now open, the en
tire first floor being given 'up
to the display. Onr efforts
have been to combine beathy
and utility with a range of
values to suit every purse.
Note the following samples:
Rocker is $2 50
a large a
mount of com
fort for a-small
amount of mon
ey. ' We have
upwards of 100
patterns of upholstered Rock
ers and Odd Chairs to suit
every taste and purse.
What can be -more
for a gentle
man than a
books ::: ande
makes a hand
some piece of
his room. This
one is $7 ?0.
For tapestry portiere add $2.
We have at
$4 50 ::: this
quaint and ar
and well finish
ed. The seat is
plush and deco
rated with an
fxj. "Itique nails. The
wonder is how it can be done.
tary ::: Book,
Case at $10,
passes ::: any
at the same
price we know
of. It is a
of- Book Case, Writing Desk
and Cabinet, whose uses need
no explanation. For portiere
add $1 50.
33 FIFTH AVENUE.
What we are aiming at is ';
both to make the clothing re
liable and comfortable. There's
a great bridge between clothes
that cover you and clothes
that fit you. It is the latter
kind that we say This store
is loaded up with the best
Why else call it the bes5
ready-made? That's why. "r r '
We have a neighbor to it
in our own store, that toesut-
up to the mark. Tailor-to-,
order Clothing is the careful
est sort of tailoring and qual-i'
itv. Over a thousand styles of
goods. It is a competitortl
with our ready-made. J. ha
unucs are su iai uciuw uic.f j
chant-tailor prices that thevj
comecloseon our ready-madeS
They must please fauldesslw
in the ht. &
So does our ready-madeS
Sixth street ana Pesi timma
m ' an
III ferfj '
at," .j-! -1
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