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The Southern Cities in Mourning for
Their Former Chieftain.
"GOVERNORS AKD LEGISLATURES
Issue Proclamations and Adopt Resolutions
THE BEHAIKS KOW LTIKG 15 STATE.
A Washington Woman Creates a Bensation by Her
Display of Crfel
The manifestations of sorrow because of
the death of v Jefferson Davis continue
throughout the South. The remains are
lying in State 'at New Orleans, and many
visitors have viewed them.
Kichmokd, "Va., December 7. The fol
lowing was presented in the Legislature toj
The special joint committee appointed to
prepare suitable and appropriate resolutions
upon the death of tbe Hon. Jefferson Davis
late President of the Confederate States of
America, would respectfully submit the fol
lowing: Resolved, The Bouse of Delegates concur
ring, that the people of this Commonwealth,
having heard with profound sorrow of the
death of Hon. Jefferson Davis, ex-President of
tbe Confederate States or America, we recog
nize in the death of Mr. Davis tbe loss of a
dUtingnisbed soldier, statesman and patriot.
In every position of life, whether on the field
of battle in tbe Councils of tbe nation, or as
chief of tbe Southern Confederacy. Mr. Davis
was distinguished for bis fldelitv to
principle, loftv patriotism and loyalty to the
trusts imposed upon him. The people of the
Southern States, of whom ne was chosen Cbiet
Magistrate, are honored in his past record and
stainless life. His name is inseparably en
twined with the history of our country, and
historians of the future, when passion and
strife have cleared away, will assign to this
hero of tbe lost cause a place among the wise
and good men of all tbe ages.
Resolved. That we sympathize with his f am
liy in their bereavement, and that these resolu
tions be spread upon the journals of each
The Chamber of Commerce, at a largely
attended meeting, adopted a lengtuy pream-
oie ana resolutions mgmy eulogistic 01 we
life and character of Mr. Davis, lrom which
the following is an extract:
This event calls for unusnal notice from tho
chief commercial organization of the city
where he spent the four most eventful and
illustrious years of his life. Singled oat at tbe
close of tbe war as tbe victim of malignant
hate and persecution, be bore himself with
such high courage and lofty consciousness
of right as to win in even in greater degree tbe
esteem and affection of the people
whom he had in other years so faith
fully served. The vicarious suffering for the
deeds of tbe Southern people donbly endear
him to our hearts as representatives of that
section of country. That as a mark of respect
to the memory this chamber requests that the
public and private bmldings of the city be
draped in mourning ana that our merchants
close their places of business upon the day ap
pointed for tbe funeral.
- The Stuart H. Guards, of this city, will
vend a delegation to the funeral of Mr. Davis.
General Thomas L. Bosser has opened a sub
scription with $1,000 for a monument to Mr.
A GOYEENOE'S PKOCIiAMATIOH-.
At Montgomery, Ala Governor Seay to-day
issued tbe following proclamation:
Whereas, The Hon. Jefferson Davis, by his
gallant conduct as a soldier on numerous fields
of battle; by his bold, staunch and unselfish
devotion to bis ideal of public duty, and by bis
stainless private character, has made his fame
the common heritage of the people of every
Southern State; and whereas, his recent death
in New Orleans has carried a sense of profound
bereavement to his fellow-citizens throughout
the South, who once cladly acknowledged him
their chosen leader, now, therefore, I, Thomas
Seay. Governor of Alabama, in conformity to
the desire of the people of this State, do hereby
make proclamation and name Wednesday, De
cember" 11, as a nroper time for tbem to meet
together and show their reverence for the il
lustrious dead. Thomas Seat.
A dispatch from Mobile says; A meeting
ef the Confederate survivors association was
held last night to make arrangements for
memorial services on tbe day of the funeral.
Governor Soay, who has returned to the
city, sent a telegram to Mrs. Jefferson
Davi saying: "It is the wish of our peo
ple that bis grave may be made beneath the
monument to the Confederate dead ou the
Capital Hill at Montgomery, hard by the
very craoie oi tne onieaeracy.
A LITTLE TBOUBLE.
A special telegram from Baleigb, N. C,
aays: "Something of a sensation was
, created round about because of tbe conduct
on the part of the negro students of Shaw
TJniversitv colored school here, at which
there is a large number of students,male and
female. It is stated by several parties who
beard it that while a memorial meeting was
beingleld at City Hall last night in honor
of the decease of Jefferson Davis, a number
of these colored students congregated on the
campus of the institntion and engaged in
singing boisterous songs derisive of the
name of Mr. Davis.
Among others they snn "Hang Jeff Davis
me oour .aopie xree. singing was so
ing, and loudly criticised the action of the
inmates, but they went no further, and at a
late hour this afternoon the dismal drapery
and the red, white,and red rosettes were still
in place, fluttering in the cool breezes.
Many TUItora Visit the Room Where the
Dead Kan Rests.
New Obleaxs. December 7. The re
mains of Jefferson Davis are lying in state
in the Council Chamber at City Hall.
The coffin rests upon a catafalque and is de
void of much ornamentation. The casket
has a silver plate, upon which la the simple
inscription: "Jenerson Davis at rest,"
with the date of death added.
Badges of the Confederate associa
tions, the flag of the "Washington
artillery carried through the war, and a,
bunch of wheat are the only other orna
ments. The desks of the Mayor and clerk
have been covered over and turned into a
platform, which is the receptacle for floral
offerings. The room is darkened and lit np
by clusters of electric lights, their brilliancy
being dimmed by the -sable drapery. Sol
diers in uniform stand guard, stacks "oi arms
and cannon fill the corners of the chamber,
and all around the walls are rows of plants
an d shrubbery forming a beautiful contrast
Since early morning people have been
pouring in to obtain a last look at the dead.
No crowding is allowed and the visitors are
filed through the room in angular column.
All classes are represented in the procession
by the bier. The number of colored people
is marked. The mourning is general, and
every place of prominence in the citvhas
put on black. The noteworthy event this
morning was a telegram sent by Mayor
Shakespeare to Secretary of War Proctor,
officially notifying him of the death of ex
Secretary Davis and the date of the funeral.
WAS HE WEARY OF LIFE?
Jo. B. McDonald. 18 Years of Are, Shot
Himself In tbe Stomach Death Wns In
stantaneous A Peculiar Case.
Joseph B. McDonald, -a boy of 18 yean,
committed suicide last night at his home,
146 Locust street, Allegheny.
McDonald lived with his widowed
mother. He was employed by a firm on
Troy Hill, as a driver and went to work yes
terday morning as usual. About 9 o'clock
he returned home and shortly after left with
a companion named Smith. They were
around all day together and drank a little,
but nothing of consequence and neither was
under the influence of lionor. In the course
of the afternoon McDonald went to a store
on Beaver avenue, Allegheny, and bought
a revolver for $2.
Smith asked why he spent his money in
this foolish way, and McDonald made a
About 9.30 o'clock last night the boy re
turned home. He seemed td be in good
spirits and did not complain. He was about
tbe house for a time and finally went out
and sat down on the front steps. About
1020 the sound of a pistol shot was heard by
other members of the family, and going to
the door they found the boy lying across the
step with the revolver at his side. He was
bleeding from a wound in the stomach and
He was picked up and carried into the
house, but died in five minutes from tbe
time of the shooting.
'xne wound "was through tbe stomach.
The boy had never done anything that
would indicate that he contemplated sui
cide; his family are in good circumstances
and he had no troubles. The shooting was
probably an accident, as the location of the
wound shows how easily it conld haye been
inflicted if the cartridge had exploded while
he was examining the weapon. Tbe body
was taken to Iiowry's undertaking rooms,
where Coroner McDowell will hold an in
THE EnaOTTptGvgPgpAT0H; STOTDA.Y, DECEMBER' T8PSs893
' : ' i i - zll
joua as to attract tne attention ot numerous
white peonle living in the vicinity. Shaw
University is an institution which was
founded here several years ago by a mans
named Shaw, from Massachusetts, who
endowed it for the education of negroes.
There are about 200 students in the uni
versity. The affair has created much talk
and indignation here.
SHE CAUGHT THEM HBAYILT.
A Colored Servant Girl Elopes With Per
About two weeks ago Inspector McAleese,
of the First police district, received a no
tice from John A. Welmer, superintendent
of the Weimer Machine Company of Leba
non, and the Chief of Police of the same
place, to look out for a colored girl named
"Winnie Bobinson, who had-been employed
in Mr. Weimer's family as a domestic, and
who had decamped simultaneously with
three trunks lull of goods, valued at about
Yesterday afternoon Detectives Sol Coul
son and P. Fitzgerald located the woman on
Arthur street, and captured her and one'of
the trunks, which is now in the Central
station. Coulson says the contents ot the
trunk simply amazed him. It was very
heavy and loaded with ladies' silk under
wear, silk dresses and valuable clothing of
ui mulls, liiciuuing some jewelry, me Wuole
estimated at being wortb $1,000. He sup
posed from the conduct of the woman that
she had a valuable stone concealed, and
from her actions judged she had swallowed
it. The other two trunks have been located,
and will be taken to-day. An officer from
Lebanon is expected to-day to identify both
the woman and the property.
BRIDGES TO BE ERECTED.
The P., V. 8s C.WI1I Build Two on the South-aide-Chief
B-ta-elow Interceded With
After a long and vigorous kick with miles
of petitions from the citizens, the Souihside
seems to be in a vory fair way to get some
protection at the railroad crossings on that
aide of the river. The citizens of the Twenty-fourth
and Twenty-seventh wards met
last night and heard tie report of the com
mittee appointed to call upon the city
authorities to see what could . be
done, and the reports were most
favorable. "William "Walls presided and
about 100 citizens were present including
Conncilmen John Holmes, D. P. Evans,
Mark Donley and P. M. Carr.
Daniel A. Morgan, Chairman of the com
mittee, stated that the committee had called
upon Chief Bigelow, of the Department of
Public Works, and that the latter had man
ifested so much interest in the matter that
he did cot consider it necessary to call upon
the railroad official'. He then read tbe fol
lowing letter from Chief Bigelow:
Mttnictpal Hall, I
Pittsbubo, December 7, 18S9.J
Daniel A. Morgan, Esq., Chairman, etc.:
Deab Bib: According to my promise, 1
waited on David Watt, Esq., Superintendent of
tbe Pittsburg, Virginia and Charleston Bail
road, Thursday morning. I went over the en
tire subject with him, and can report that be
will prepare plans for foot bridges at South
Twenty-seventh and Thirtieth streets, and will
submit tbe same to tbe president of the com-
Sany. He has no hesitation in saying tbat he
elleves the bridges will be erected within three
months. He will also place watchmen at South
Eighteenth, Twenty-seventh and Thirtieth
Very respectfully, ,
E. M. BI8EL0W.
Chief ot tbe Department of Public Works.
Mr. Morgan proceeded to describe the
structures that are to be erected at the
?oints indicated in Chief Bigelow's letter,
hey are both to be built of iron. The com
pany will tear down the building standing
on their property above Twenty-seventh
street, and the bridge will be erected'there,
with one flight of steps leading toward
Twenty-seventh street and another toward
Twenty-eighth. The bridge at thirtieth
street will extend all the way from Jane to
Sarah streets, almost on a line with the rail
road, and at either end will have steps lead
ing toward Twenty-ninth street on one side
and toward Thirty-first street on the other.
Both bridges will be made of iron, and will
be very convenient to the surrounding
neighborhood, and especially to the work
ing people and school children who are
compelled to cross the tracks so often.
The meeting last night was not as har
monious as it might have been. A motion
to accept the report of the committee and to
approve their action created quite a heated
discussion. Several citizens could not
understand why bridges were to be erected.
They contended that after the bridges were
up the railroad company would then occupy
the crossings to the detriment and inconven
ience of traffic An objection was raised to
the bridges on the grounds that they would
be the cause of many broken limbs resulting
from falls. Mr. Morgan stated that broken
limbs were better than crushed
bodies, and, as 102 deaths had
resulted from railroad accidents in
Allegheny county within five months, he
favored tne bridges. Councilman Donley
thought the committee was to be compli
mented for what they had done, and that it
would be foolish to undo what they had ac
complished, and to try to get something that
was out of the question. The motion was
The meeting then adjourned to meet atthe
call of Chairman Morgan, and in the mean
time tbe committee will push matters to
have the bridges erected at tbe earliest pos
sible period. Flagmen were located at
South Eighteenth, Twenty-seventh and
Thirtieth streets yesterday for the first time.
and that, too, as the result of .. the work oli
(no nnmmWf aa '
Stockholders in the Wyoming and
Laramie Cattle Companies
MEET TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION.
President D. W. Braden. Makes an Estimate
of the Assets.
SO EESULTS FE0K THE CONFERENCE
The Companies Only Want a little Tims to Heet
HEW STBEET KAILWAT.
A WASHINGTON WOMAN
Creates Comment by Draping Her Borne
in Respect to the Dead Man-No
Attempt at Interference
U Being Blade.
Washington, December 7. There is a
woman in this city who worships the memory
of the late Jenerson Davis, and who has the
courage of her convictions. At 285 Second
street is a modest little house painted dark
red with green shutters. To-day these shut
ters were closed, and from the bell knob
hung a fold of crape that attracted the at
tention of persons passing by. Beyond this
general air of gloom there was nothing re
markable in the appearance of the house or
tbe first story, but when the point of vision
included the upper story there was some
thing rather unusual in exterior house dec
orations. Draped from the three windows on that
floor is a wide strip of black staff, evidence
of mourning of a high order. In the center
of each of the window sills, just where the
black is fastened, is a rosette. If the
rosettes were also black they would have
excited less comment, but they are not
black. Two of them one at each end are
red, while the one in the middle Is white.
The bouse and the manner of their arrange
ment combine to form the colors of the dead
Confederacy, and their display nt this time
made it evident that some one was sorry be
cause Jefferson Davis was no more.
A. reporter called at the house this after
noon and was greeted by a quiet-appealing
lady of about 0 years of age. She was the
decorator and was proud of the fact She
wore a close-fitting brown dress tbat was
Quaker-like In its simplicity.
".My same," she said, "is Mrs. Frederick
Fairfax, and I am a Washingtonian born.
X am a Southern woman, and I pnt the
mourning on the house because of President
"And an admirer of Mr. Davis?"
"Well, I should say I am. I love him: I
love his everr word and act."
"You don'tseem to be afraid?"
"Afraid," she repiiea, "wny. 1 never
was afraid of anybody or anything in my
Mrs. Fairfax it the daughter of the late
Lieutenant Cook, of the United States
Army, who died some years ago.
A number of colored people gathered on
the sidewalk opposite the house this morn-
SOME ONE SFAEED THE 0D.
A Precocious Youth Who Haa a Faculty
Patrick Dougherty, aged 13, partakes of
the bad luck inherent in the number of
years he nas lived, and has frequently pnt
in his apnearance at the Central station,
defying the statntes of Pennsylvania as
Aiax defied tbe lightning. But the laws,
like the lightning, knocked him out
A woman who runs a musenm stand on
Fifth avenue, actuated by compassion and a
desire to obtain some grateful help, a few
weeks ago gave the boy a suit of clothes
and a job, but found herself robbed by him
on his first chance. Here friendship ceased
as Porter Friend brought the boy in, the
employer declines to waste any sympathy,
ana Inspector McAleese sorrowfully re
marks that sparing the rod has spoiled that
St. Agnes Chnrch Dedication.
St Agnes Catholic Church, on Fifth
avenue,in the Fourteenth ward, will be dedi
cated on Sunday December IS. Bishop
Phelan will officiate, assisted by priests.
music win oe given oy misses urace Mil
ler and Caroline Schmertz, Messrs. Brocket
and Sohner, a choir of 30 'voices and Ger
Struck by a. Train.
It was reported in the city last night that
a man named McClatchy, who is a foreman
at Dang & Co.'s steel works at Chartiers,
had been struck bv a railroad train, and had
both legs cut off besides receiving other
serious injury. His home is near that
place, where be was taken.
TTo Christmas Of oney far Theai.
Yesterday an accident happened in
'Woods' Mill, McKeesport, winch will throw
30 or 40 men out of employment for several
weeks. A shaft, in the Russian iron de
partment was broken, which cannot be re
placed here and which will take some time
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a. Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
Bolaks McDonald, of Elk county, was
brought to Mercy Hospital last night, with a
fractured law received In a lumberyard at
Pennneld, Clearfield county.
Msa. Gottueb HrLiEKQASS, of Seatty
street Allegheny, was so severely burned last
night by a lamp" explosion at her home that she
may not recover.
Willie ATTZBS02T, of East street may die
from injuries received by being thrown out of
a wagon on North avenne yesterday.
GE0S6BBoez,an Italian. Mused the smut
of Antonio Lowe, on the charge of keeeine a
There Will be Qnlck Transit From Down
town to Wilklasbnrg.
The rumor about extending tho Central
Traction Company's line to "Wilkinsburg
could not be confirmed, as Geo. X. Whitney
was out of town yesterday. A gentleman
in his office, however, said" that the report
about the extension was rather premature,
though he understood that T. A. Gillespie
had secured the controlling interest in the
proposed extension, and that the thing
might be a go.
Mr. Gillespie conld not be seen, bnt it is
understood that a road from Market street
to "Wilkinsburg is a possibility ot the near
The McKeesport Stamp Hcker.
Postmaster General "Wanamaker stated
yesterday to a McKeespcrrter that the ap
pointment of a postmaster for McKeesport
will be made not later than January 10, and
probably sooner, so as to give the one ap
pointed an opportunity to be with the out
going man, so as to learn the office. Post
master Blade will complete his term Feb
ruary iv, ana inis win give tne new man a
month to learn.
Iilsten to My Tale of Woe
Is the cry of everyone who bnys goods on
credit; but the tune is different with those
who purchase for cash the following bar
gains at the'New York Grocerv:
4 cans tomatos (3-ponnd cans) $ 25
4 cans sugar corn 25
4 cans peas. 25
4 pounds new currants 25
3 pounds large new raisin 25
5 pounds California raisins 25
1 pound citron 20
1 pound lemon peel 20
1 pound orange peel 20
4 pounds home-made mince meat . 25
8 pounds pure buckwheat 25
8 pounds large lnmn starch 25
12 boxes Bartlett's bag blue. 25
7 pounds rolled oats 25
5 pounds choice rice 25
7 quarts hand-picked beans. . , 50
1 dozen parlor matches (200's).... 12
Fine French peas per can 11
1 gallon golden drip syrup 40
1 gallon new crop Orleans molasses. 45
Sugar cured hams per pound IO34
Sugar cured shoulders per pound.... 6
1 sack choice Amber flour 1 15
1 sack Thompson's Amber flour. ... 1 25
1 sack Thompson's "White Swan"
flour 1 30
1 sack Thompson's St Louis. 1 40
California peaches per pound 10
California apricots per pound 10
30-pound pails apple butter., 1 35
6 pounds 20-cent tea 100
5 pounds 25-cent tea 1 00
4 pounds 30-cent tea. 1 00
3 pounds 40-cent tea ,.. 1 00
Goods delivered free to all parts of both
cities. To those living out ot the city will
prepay freight on all orders of $10 and up
ward. Send for catalogue.
M. B, Thompson,
301 Market st, Wholesale and retail
For the Greatest,
Grandest and most elegant stock and assort
ment of overcoats lor men, boys and chil
dren in Pittsburg you must visit Gusky's.
Overcoats for everybody. Just a word to
the ladies. Wouldn't a nice overcoat be a
most appropriate holidav gift? Come and
select them and we'll deliver at any time
disorderly koase on
At the Grant school yesterday
members ware eleeted to sfceTwhsw'
For a Lifetime.
The Kranich & Bach is a piano for a lire
time. Buy so other if you would save
Lechnek Ss Schoenbeeoeb,
69 Fifth avenue.
Store open until 9 o'clock f. m. wsu
Jest a Few More Zieft.
A handsome chest of tools given awav
this week (until they are all gone) by
Gusky's with every purchase to the amount
of f5or upward in their boys' and children's
department But parents should visit tbe
popular store early.
The Great Kepotatlea
Of the Xraaieh Ss Bach pianos was won
solely apoa its iavsriasio werth. JTor sale by
IieehMrA Beho Acrger, 69 Fifth avenue.
Steve matU $ e'eteek 7. ac vsa
A meeting was held 'in Waynesburg yes
terday by the stockholders of the cattle
companies which are in financial difficulty.
Nothing definite -was arrived at, but a state
ment ot the assets wasmade, and it was de
clared that the companies could tide over
tbe present trouble if given a little time.
3TB0X A STAFF COBBlSPOjrDlNT.l
Watnesbtjbo, Pa., December 7. The
meeting of the Wyoming Cattle Company
and the Laramie Plains Land and Cattle
Company, which was called for this after
noon, was held in the Court Honse. That
is to say that what stockholders of the two
companies named who reside in Greene
county and knew that the meeting was
called, were present There were also sev
eral other people in the room. There were
so many "other people" that for a time there
was doubt that the meeting would ever be
called to order at all.
Mr. James M. Hoge, who is a member of
the Laramie Plains Land Company, the
Wyoming Cattle Company and the Sweet
water Feeding Company, called the meet
ing. Mr. Hoge is also a director in the
Farmers' and Drovers' National Bank. It
may be tbat I have given him too many
prerogatives, but let that pass. He called
the meeting, anyhow. The meeting was to
convene at 2 o'clock, in the courtroom. At
that hour both the front and rear doors were
locked. There were a pood manv neonle on
the street waiting for developments, as well
as several really anxious and interested per
sons in ftie Court House, wondering whether
or not the doo-s would ever be opened.
XBST DECLINED THE HONOB.
Mr. Hege had the doors opened at 2 JO P.
M. By 230 the room was actually crowded.
but no one seemed to have sufficient courage.!
to make a motion tbat some person take tbe
chair. Mr. Hoge, when asked to do so, re
plied that he had only called the meeting,
and did not care to take tbe initiative any
further. Mr. Axtell, Mr. Boss, Mr. Abner
Hoge and some four or five others were pri
vately approached and requested to make a
motion, that the meeting come to order.
Each and all of them modestly declined. It
was not, therefore, until about 4 o'clock
that an organization was effected by calling
Hon. B. A. McConnell to the chair.
The object of the meeting was plainly
stated in The Dispatch yesterday, but
Mr. McConnell asked Mr. Hoge to tell it
again. Mr. Hoge said that the Laramie
Plains Land and Cattle Company was in a
bad condition financially. If more time
was given the company so tbat it could
realize on its property it would relieve their
embarrassment to a great extent and help
those out here who had indorsed for mem
bers of the company. He further said the
assignees would try to dispose of the
property to the best advantage for all con
Dr. D. W. Braden is President and
Treasurer of the Laramie Plains, Land and
Cattle Company. He is also Treasurer of
the Dowlin & Bush Cattle Company. Very
naturally he was next called upon for a
DB. BItADEN'S STATEMENT.
I think Dr. Braden is honest, and I know
that he has been unfortunate. The tronhlea
which have occurred, the great losses which
he has suffered, have in some degree affected
him, but not to the extent to make him fool
ish. He was not ready to talk at random,
but he was willing to, and did read a written
statement This was to the effect that
some time ago a man was sent from Pitts
burg in the interest of a syndicate to take
an inventory of the Laramie Plains ranche.
His report to the syndicate was what the
doctor read. It was a description of the
land, its condition, the probable worth of
the buildings, stock, etc He estimated the
value of the buildings and personal prop
erty at $128,116. The doctor also read a
letter from John B. Bush, dated October,
1889, when he was at the ranche. In this
letter Mr. Bush quoted Judge Caldwell as
saying that the irrigated land was worth
$25 to $30 per acre and the other land $15 to
?20 per acre.
Colonel John Buchanan was called on,
but he said when he talked he usually
-warned a suDiect ana men nave Borne knowl
edge of it that he might talk intelligently,
and took his seat
The meeting then adjourned. Nothing
directly was accomplished, but it was not a
matter of surprise.
WHAT THE EESITLTS MAT BE.
What the meeting meant, more than a
good many persons who were present have
vet realized, was to get them to think.
There was talk of asking the Court to order
a stay ot executions, but as the Court has
about as much discretion in that line as has
a private individual it is not likely that an
omnibus plea would be considered for a
But the people themselves, those directly
and personally interested, may agree that
they will not incontinently crash eah
other. Pittsburg has had considerable
trouble in findjng suitable dumping
grounds. Unless a person digs throuerh to
China, and thereby seriously inconven
iences quite a number of people, and unless
the same individual finds a suitable dump
ing ground, the real estate in Greene connty
cannot be carried away.
But there is danger that many per
sons will be hurt if the hastily filed judg
ments are pressed. Tbat is why the meet
ing of yesterday may yet result in good, al
though there was no immediate direct re-sul-
C. T. Dawson.
From a dozen of the leading European
manufacturers, ranging in price from ?5
to $250 per dozen. Mintons contribute
some fine sets. We have so displayed these
that half a dozen of a kind can be seen at a
glance. They add greatly to the charm of a
well appointed table, or form an exquisite
furnishing for a cabinet Neither the priee
nor any, words will give you any idea
of their beauty. Only actual inspection
will do that
'Feench, Kendeick & Co.,
S16 Smithfield st, opposite City Hall.
15 EAEHEST FOR HIGH! HOURS.
The American Federation of Labor Will
Take a Decided Stand on the Question
The fourth annual convention of the
American Federation of Labor will be called
to order on Tuesday next in the Common
Council chamber, City Hall, Boston, at 10
o'clock, President of the Federation Samuel
Gompers in the chair. About 80 delegates
will be present, representing nearly 800,000
The most important subject which will
meet with the consideration of the conven
tion is the establishment of the eight-hour,
workday. The stand taken by the"Federa
tion of Labor on this important matter is
well defined. At its St Louis convention
a year ago it resolved upon a general agita
tion for the carrying into effect ot
a national eight-hour law, and sub
sequently, through the press and by
circular ' from the Federation headquar
ters, emrjlovers of Ishnr thmnirlinnl b
country were notified that on the 1st of
way, 1890, the trades affiliated with the
Federation would demand the restriction of
the day's work to eight hours. The mission
of tbe convention will be to decide on the
best means for promulgating the realization
of the, scheme, and it will receive the se
rious consideration which the importance of
the subject deserves. It is not possible to
foreshadow what action the delegates, in
their wisdom, will take, and the only indi
cations in this direction obtainable are from
the recent utterances of President Onm.
pers. He is on record as saying that the
American Federation of Labor does not pro
pose to inaugurate, the movement by order
ing a general. strike, but he intimates that if
it becomes necessary in order to obtain an
eight-hours system, a strike will be resorted
to. He says :
"Look at the different industries, and you
will find that those men who work the
longest honrs receive the lowest wages.
Men who work from 12 to 14 a dav
receive from 1 to $1 75 per day, while
those who work shorter hours, 8, 9 or 10, are
paid from ?2 to $3. There is less dissipa
tion among men who work short than thoso
who work long hours. As to crime and
pauperism, it can be clearly proven that
the reduction ot the hours of labor, where
effected, has had the effect of decreasing
both, as has been satisfactorily shown by so
good nn authority as Inspector Byrnes, of
The sessions will extend over a week, and
as the proceedings are open to everybody, a
clear declaration of intentions of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor will be obtained.
Labor Leaders Cannot Aaree as to the Law
on the Point.
The reinstatement of "Homer L. McGaw
as a Knight of Labor through the action of
the Warehousemen's Assembly has occa
sioned no little discussion in labor circles.
President Campbell treats the matter
lightly, and is nnable to express any opin
ion as to how the matter will be received
by the general officers. Editor John M.
Kelly takes the view that it is absurd to
suppose that any local assembly can rein
state a member who has been expelled from
the body by the General Assembly. In other
quarters doubts seemed to exist as to the
law on the question and few were inclined
to express open opinion one way or another.
THE TUBE W0EKEKS' ASSEMBLY.
Worthy Foreman Jobn O'Sbezt Gathers In
L. A. 6332, K. of L., tube workers, held
an open meeting last night in the Knights
of Labor Hall. The members had dropped
away of late, and the meeting was to
awaken interest in the organization. The
hall was crowded with men who listened
attentively to an address by Worthy Fore
man John O'Shea on the benefits to be de
rived from joining the organization.
At the conclusion of his address 40 men
joined the assembly. The tube workers say
that prices have advanced 50 per cent since
theirscalvras adopted, and they have not
had any share in this prosperity.
QUAY'S BIGHT BO WEB
Senator Dclamater tbe Chairman's
Choice for Hext Governors
PEAHK WILLING LEACH SPEAKS.
He Praises the Crawford Coantj Candidate
Almost to the limit.
EYES IF HASTINGS W0HT WITHDEAWl
Sclanuttr's friends Declare the Latter Will be aa
Senator Juay's late Private Secretary says
he hopes State Senator Delamater will be
nominatedor Governor. He intimates that
such are also Mr, Quay's wishes. His praise
of the Crawford county politician-banker is
almost fulsome. A fight for supremacy in
Philadelphia politics between Filter and
yuay is prophesied.
rsPIClAl TBXXOHJLK TO TBS EISrj.TCH.1
Philadelphia, December 7. Assist
ant beeretary of tbe Bepublican National
Committee Frank "Willing Leach, who is
also Secretary of the Bepublican State Com
mittee, was asked his opinion of tbe contest
for Governor, to-day.
"I see," said he, "that Senator Delamater
has announced himself as a candidate for
the Gubernatorial nomination. I hope he
will be successful. I look upon Delamater
as one of the brainiest men in the Bepub
lican party of Pennsylvania. He is a
modest and unassuming man in his man
ners, but he is characterized b v a reserve force
of great power, which manifests itself upon
closer acquaintance. The powerful factors
in politics nowadays are those who are wise
and influential in the councils of the party.
It is here that Senator Delamatcr's strength
of character manifests itself.
quay's right boweb.
"During the national campaign of last
year Mr. Delamater was for a period of two
montns constantly In attendance at the
headquarters or the National Committee as
one or Senator Quay's most trusted advisers.
During the late campaign in this State he
was of invaluable assistance to the officers
of the Bepublican State Committee. He is
in no sense a politician, except in the
broader use of tbe term, a stndent oi public
affairs and an educated gentleman, being a
graduate of HarvaW College, a keen lawyer
and a successful banker.
"In a word, Senator Delamater is a man
of the people, one of whom any consti
tuency, small or large, might be justly
proud. He possesses in a nre-eminent de
gree the coolness, deliberateness and sagac
ity which should, in my judgment, charac
terize an executive officer. I know of no
man in Pennsylvania better equipped for
the high office of Governor than George
VEET NEAB THE THBOXE.
This utterance of Mr. Leach, who has
FOUE MEN BUBNED
la as Eflbrt to Save Frosenv Vram a Bsra
hT Me-The Flames Btsesvered
!a a Pile of Cot ton Ex-
rsrxciAi. TSLxomjc to thx butatcs.1
Kzw Yobk, December 7. The North
river pier was burned over this afternoos,
and 4 men lost their lives in a vain effort
to save lite and property, while IS nwre
were more or less seriously injured in
like endeavors. They were: James
Barry, watchman 60 years old, suffocated;
George Booker, colored 'longshoreman, 40
years old, married, suffocated; Eichaxd
Johnson, colored foreman of colored gang of
longshoremen, 42 years old, married, suf-
juwawu: dames wnaien, 45 years old,
It was just at the end of the noon hour.
Tbe corners of West street were crowded
with longshoremen and others.
, fndiug the hour of going to work at
band, Ed Andrews, a lad employed to run
one of the half dosen elevators on the pier,
climbed up the stairway at the outer
end of the pier to get ou his
elevator which was at the loit floor when
the noon hour came. Beaching the head of
the stairs Andrews saw watchman James
Barry standing not far from a lot of 600
bales of cotton stored on the south
west corner of the floor. Near him
stood John 8. Hotalfng, the engineer
wno ran ine levator engine. The iad
had jtfst observed this much when
he saw a flame flash up from up some fluffy
cotton on a bale near the center pier of
the floor and then go leaping across to an
The two men saw the flame at the same
instant and ran to it as if to trr in amnther
it while they yelled for help at the top of
iucir roices. .anarews turned, and ran
downstairs, shouting: "The cotton's
on fire, the cotton's on fire." The cry set
the men below on the run instantly.
Foreman John Dunn ran to the alarm
bell and began to ring it Foreman Nick
Johnson ran to the office, where a port
able fire extinguisher was kept, while
another man, bareheaded and very
excited ran out of the pier across the open
space shouting "Fire I" Then the fire en
gines began to come. Then a man with his
face as black as a negro's staggered out
of the pier entrance, the crowd makin?
way for him at first and then closing
inlabout him curiously. The man was rec
ognized as the engineer, John Hotaling. He
was terribly burned about the face and
hands. The lives were lost in trying to save
papers and books, and to extinguish the
The Names of Thirty Members of
Congress Made Use of by Him
I50BDEE TO RAISE NEEDED MOSBTf
The Missing If an s EegnlarMonthljPatrosJ
of Two Lotteries.
HETEB ASLE TO MAKE BOTH EXDSKJZft
Els Tiring Zrpeases sad losses at tie Bates TimssW
DID HOT HATE TWO MOUTHS.
The only step taken in the investigation
by the Honse of the affairs of the absconding
cashier, Silcott, yesterday, was in- relatioa-i
to the forgeries Silcott committed in order to
raise money to cover his peculations. Han
members are out of pocket money for a month
on account of the cashier's slipping out witlv '
their back salary?
irBov a statt corrispohdemt.i
Washikotok, December T. The sub
ject of the notes forged on members by
Cashier Silcott was the interesting leatart
of the. secret session to-day of tbe commit
tee of the House engaged in the investiga
tion of the scandal of the Sergeant-at-Arma
office. Members whose names had been;"
attached to notes testified as to the forgery,
invariably denying that they had ever
placed their paper in the bank.
Bach day something turns np to show'
each step on the road to ruin taken by Sil
cott. To Herminie Thibeault, the "womaa
in the case," he paid a stated sum per week,
which was not so large, ancT yet too large '
for any man with an income of not mors -than
$3,000 a year, with a wife and several
children to maintain. This and his losse
at the races were enough to get the cashier
deeply in debt, and in his struggles to ex-,
tricate himself he took the first money thai
didn't belong to him. This was upon cer
tificates of members.
WHERE WILL PEHALES TIPPLE?
Chief Brown Sbnts Down on the Honse of
The last place in the city where female
customers would enter a bar and order up a
drink with a piece of cheese or a pie is pro
hibited from entertaining any more such
patronesses by order of Chief Brown. In
spector McAlesse said that the order was
given two days ago, bnt not enforced until
yesterday and one of the reasons was that
two men were arrested there a few days ago
and one of them had a badly used up head.
The place of Thomas Nuttridge on Dia
mond street yesterday afternoon presented a
very different appearance from the ordinary
Saturday alternoon, when miners and their
wives and others doing their marketing
called in -to get some refreshment The
house s well known as a resort for English
men, and they have frequently made family
parties there after their day's work was
done. But the law is severe and uncom
promising in the matter, and the Nuttridge
Hotel has to keen sten with the other
houses of entertainment in the city by ex
cluding female custom.
That Gusky's will, commencing to-morrow,
give awdy, until they are all gone, the
balance of those extremely elegant pictures
which they've been giving away tne past
four weeks. One will be -given free with
evory purchase in the Men's and Youths'
Clothing Department to the amount of $10
Ladies, Don't Do not make a purchase
uiiui you gel our priuca ou iaaies jaCKetS,
newmarkets and children's cloaks, dresses,
etc., at our special ten day bargain sale.
Bust Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Jas. MeKee, Jeweler, Has Kemoved
To 420 Smithfield St., one door below'Dia
mond st., between Diamond st. and Fourth
avenue. Call and see his fine display of
holiday goods. Very low prices and fine
goods. Store open every evening.
CASH" paid for old gold and silver, at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. ,wau
Beaatlftrt Teae. ."BtofKBt Eserier.
. The Jas. M. Starr ftiaaoa at Leehr 3a
SchoeBfeeffsr'a. gtottt util,9 e'elesk
TALE A'BOUT A CHECK.
A Depositor in the Lawrence Bank Mokes a
Charge Acalnst Boerr.
Mrs. C. Shaub created some excitement in
Lawrenceville yesterday by, a statement tbat
the Lawrence Bank officials wronged her in
regard to a check lor (676. She claims to
have deposited that amount and asked for
its return on October 19. On November 14
she returned and demanded her money, and
received a check reading, "pay four weeks
alter date." During the month the bank
Mr. Hoerr, when seen, stated that the
woman was laboring under a mistake, as the
money had originally been deposited as an
interest-bearing time deposit.
SEAL ACTING IS BLDEBEABD JR.
-One of tbe Snpers lids an Epileptlo Fit Not
' In the Bills.
Considerable excitement was created in the
Opera House at the close oi the performance
there last night. A girl named Maggie
McShea, 15 years old, playing in the ballet,
was overcome by an epileptic fit and alarmed
the occupants of tbe greenroom.
A telephone message was sent to the
Homeopathic Hospital ambulance and she
was taken to that institution. The phy
sicians there said she would be all right in
the morning. Her home is on Mt. Wash
ington. A Chance la Officials.
There will be several changes among tbe
officials of the National Tube Works, at
McKeesport, after January 1. Some of the
changes have been already decided upon
Dut tbe names are withheld until a decision
has been reached in all the cases.
until recently been Senator Quay's private
secretary, which position he resigned to ac
cept a bigher office, is regarded by many of
the politicians to mean that thejunior Sena
tor from Pennsylvania will be lound favor
ing Senator Delamater in the contest, and
almost in. the light of an officii utterance.
Adjutant General Hastings is seemingly
undisturbed by wha is going an around
him, and is making a tour of the State in
quest of delegates. It is said that General
Hastings, as he is familiarly called, expects
to receive considerable support from the
Grand Army and ex-sold'er element of his
party. The claim is made for him that
since his induction into the office of Adju
tant General he has been constantly work
ing to secure a betterment of the1 condition
of the State militia, and that his efforts have
been appreciated by the State troops who
have served under him.
PITLEB OT A STEONG CAKE.
General Hastings builds largely upon the
declaration in his favor made by Edwin H.
Filler, the Mayor of the city of Philadel
phia, but unless he is able to command the
support ot the more practical leaders of the
party in this city the general belief is that
Fitter's declaration will be of little use to
The interest in the fight for the Bepubli
can nomination for Beceiver of Taxes in
this city has been the cause of so little in
terest being taken in the question of State
delegates, and the general belief among the
local leaders here is that nothing much will
be done until after the February elections.
The opinion of the Bbrewder politicians
seems to be that the fight will then become a
bitter one between Quay and Fitler for
supremacy in thecity.
CONFIDENT HE "WILL WTS.
Hastings and Delamater ate both believed
to be friendly to Quay, and it may be that
tbe .Beaver statesman mignt take it into bis
head to allow the contestants to fight it out.
In such an event Delamater's friends claim
tbat he would be an easy winner, as they
declare that a number of leaders through
out the counties ot the State have sent as
surances of their desire to see the Crawford
county Senator's name at the bead of the
Bepublican State ticket They take no ac
count of Mayor Fitler's preferences.
Montooth's friends declare that the con
test will be a hot and bitter one, and ex
press the hope that things may yet run into
such a shape as to give their candidate a
more than even chance of securing the nom
ination when the leaders of tbe race find
they cannot control the convention.
New York Jndae Dlssfissed a
Hnseara Freak's Salt.
rSrXCTAX. TZLXQBAX TO TEX DUPATCH.l
New Toek, December 7. Otto Tepfer,
the two-mouthed man, was in Judge Steck
ler's court to-day. It was not, however, to
give an exhibition of his double-mouthed
powers, but to be a witness in a suit brought
by his manager, Frank Thornton, against
George Fursman, proprietor of the
Grand Museum for 40. Captain Thornton,
as he is called, said that some months ago he
wrote from Boston to Mr. Fursman "for a
date;' for himself and his curio. He wanted
two weeks, and. after some correspondence.
Mr. Fursman agreed to engage him for one
week, beginning on October 21. at a salary
of $40, if the two-mouthed prodigy was as
represented. Thornton and his protege came
on to New York, had themselves adver
tised, and had 'posters and hand-bills dis
playing a cut of the two-mouthed wonder
printed and distributed. But when they
came to Mr. Fursman he refused to employ
them. Hence the suit for the week's salary.
"Have you got two mouths?" was asked
"I am so advertised, and it is commonly
supposed that I have."
"As a matter of fact, nave yon two
"I have not."
"How came that hole in your throat?'
"It is the result of an injury." -
Judge Steckler-'-This man has sot two
mouths. He may be able to smoke and do
a lot of things with the opening in his
hroat, but that is not enough. He repre
sented himself to be a two-mouthed man,
and he is not; therefore, he cannot recover
any money. Judgment for Mr. Fursman.
PIEKCED BI ELECTBICITT.
Burned HI Eye Oat.
Sober Lavton. a Iadleman at Jones Ss
Laughlins' mill was badly bumed yesterday
afternoon by a splash from a ladle. The
molten metal filled one of his shoes and ter
ribly burned his leg and foot and one of his
eyes was burned out
A Raster Waaads HlraselC
Vincent Wakeman, of Wood's Bun, was
hunting near Dixmont yesterday, when his
shotgun discharged unexpectedly and the
shot went throsgh his hand. It may be
necessary to cut off the hand.
Had His Ribs Broken.
James Long, an employe of the National
Tube Works, at McKeesport, had three ribs
tankaa tut aMtlr Lituti-iitisU In lu
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A B0AD OF STAEEB3.
Bnekhannon and Holly River People Will
A call baa been made for a meeting of the
stockholders of the Buckhannon and Holly
BiverBailroad Company, of West Virginia,
to be held in the law office of B. C. Christy,
on December 18, at 2 o'clock. The business
of the meeting will be to elect directors. As
there are only 11 stockholders, who have,
subscribed for the entire $500,000 of capital
stock, it is not likely that they will have
much difficulty in agreeing on a Board 0
Directors, particularly if they agree to have
This thriving young railroad at present
consists of a line of oak stakes running from
the town of Philippi, in Barbour county,
W. Va., where a connection is made
with the Baltimore and Ohio, southerly
through Buckhannon and Webster, to the
headwaters or tne noiiy river.
The line of stakes run through about as
wild and picturesque a country as can be
found, and ends in the mountains in the
center of the great forests of tbe finest hard
wood timber in America, under which lie
big coal deposits and in whose many se
cluded glades and glens are cozy stills where
tbe mountain dew is brewed in the pure
moonshine without let or hindrance from
tliA -nriwlintr minions of tbe lair. Tha fti.
tance from the first stake down near Philip-
pi, where Mcuieiian opened nis rebellion
career, to the last stake up among the holly
thickets and the moonshiners, is just about
90 miles, and the work of transforming this
line of stakes into actual railroad will pro
bably begin when the robins nest again.
A FUR RDG
Will Hake on Eleg-ant Christmas Present
far Any Hoasewifn.
We have reduced prices on all these goods
and now offer them at f2 to 96.
Smyrna rugs, fl 75 to $4.
Lace curtains, 65c a pair up.
Velvet carpets, Me to fl a yard.
Brussels carpet, 80c to fl a yard.
We never sold goods 10 cheap as we will
during the aext few weeks. 'The reoa we
sunt bare for the largest steekol sew sea
sea's geeds everseea I Pittsburg.
"- JBWAnS ttBOBKZBHWsV
A Troy Lineman Sarrlres After 1,000 Volts
Pass Tbronzh Hint.
rsrxciu. TXLXOBXB TO TITS DISPATCH.!
Teot, N. Y., December 7. Shortly after
noon to-day William McNamara started to
run an electric light wire into Henry
Brnest's restaurant on Fourth street He
ascended a high pole on Congress street, and
throwing one leg across a beam, commenced
the work of connecting the wire. He dropped
one of his rubbsr gloves, in order to perfect his
work with greater facility, and next put one
foot down on the bare end of a wire which
hung below him. Only a casual glance was
iriven the man by passers-bv. and he had
been working at his task for some time,
when he seemed to suddenly fall forward,
and at the same- time uttered a piercing
A ladder was soon placed in position, and
a courageous stranger quickly ran up the
pole and soon rescued McNamara. He is
terribly burned, but will probably recover.
The injured man was taken to his home in
Manager Powers said : "I think the line
man was working on the Westinghouse cir
cuits. If this is the case, 1,000 volts passed
through him until the current was turned
off. This is the same current electrical ex
perts propose to use in putting criminals to
Grace Chnrch Social Sapper.
On Thursday and Friday next a fair and
oyster supper will be held in the Sunday
school rooms of Grace Episcopal Chnrch,
Mt Washington. As the entertainments of
this church are always regarded as the fash
ionable events of the hill, the occasion is
looked forward to with a good deal of inter
est, and tbe attendance will be naturally
A Little ProBlbltlon Fight.
Salem. O., December 7. The City Coun
cil last night ordered another vote on the
prohibition ordinance. The session was a
verv stormy one. The election is ordered
for' next Saturday, the 14th. The last
election went dry by a considerable majority.
When Congress adjourned, last Marchj
many of the members gave Silcott receipts)"
for each month, from the 4th of April to tha
4th of November. It is probable that a
great majority of the members did this,
many of whom did not ask a remittance dnr-
ing the entire period, and with these certifi-
cates in his possession he could draw money "
at will from the Treasury, as fast as the pay '
of members fell due. It he drew and retained
a month's pay of a member, and was after.'
ward asked to remit, all he had to do to
make the former theft good was to use a
certificate of another member wno allowed
his accrued pay to remain in the Treasury
This resource exhausted, pay he had
squandered having to be made good, Sil
cott had recourse to the forgery of notes,
forging the names of as many as 30 mem
bers, and tbe notes aggregating, so fax aa
now known, about $15,000.
IK A FOOL'S PAEADISE.
Living constantly in the hope of making!
a bit? winnine. nlnnsme in the nool rooms.
buying the Louisiana and Mexican lottery
tickets wholesale, hoping to strike the cap
ital prize. Silcott constantly found himself
sinking deeper and deeper In debt With
the forgery of the notes rendering him lia
ble to discovery at any time, and with that,
discovery certain to come upon him
soon at any rate, he determined upon
the grand coup, and at the last moment
wasted $15,000 to take up the notes, with,
the crazy idea of putting his extradition out
of the question, ignoring in his excitement
the fact tbat the fact of the forgery rendered'
him extraditable, no matter whether tha
notes were producible or not, and that his
theft of private fnnds deposited in his safa
was grand larceny, also a crime recognized
by the extradition laws.
THE NA11E3 FORGED.
The following are the members whose;
Davidson, of Florida;-Bullock, of Georgia; .
Crisp, Grimes, Boothman, Thompson, of
Ohio; Wickham, Bichardson, Washington,
B. A. Pierce, Kilgore, Crain, Mopre,
Carleton, Lawler, Gest, Gear, Hayes, t
Conger, A. J. Anderson, Stone, of Ken-'
tucky; Stone, of Missouri; Goodnight,
Caruth, Paynter, J. A. Buchanan, C. L,
Anderson, Manzer, Wade, Chatham, Brower
and Ewart. '
While there is a desire on the part of
every one that Silcott may be caught and
caged, an immediate and pressing question
with many of the members is in regard to
their reimbursement A great majority of
the members have lost at least a month'
pay, and many of them several months.
While some are rich and able to endure the)
loss, many cannot afford it To some it was!,
all they bad upon which to depend until
the accruing oi another month's pay.
It is probable that a bill will soon be in
traduced, providing an appropriation to
cover the loss. Some hold that as the)
House was primarily responsible for tha.
loose manner in which the banking busi-
ness ot the House was carried on, the people)
should not be forced to bear the loss. Bnt
it is generally recognized that the method,
was one of 50 vears ot precedent Again,
there is good law for the theory that tha
Sergeant at Arms is really a disbursing ofiv
cer of the Government, and tbat the Gov-1
ernment is therefore responsible.
A first endeavor will be made to secure a,
high legal opinion that the Government 1st
responsible, to silence the fears of some or
the members wno haye a recollection of the
storm excited by the back pay performance.
It is pretty certain that all such qualms of)
political conscience will be soothed, and'
mat tne ruuueu memoers win mug wem ;
selves whole from the nnblie treasnrr. T'
Tho Lincoln Bepublican Club will give ft
reception to their friends to-morrow evening
at their rooms. Addresses will by made by :
Collector Warmcastle, Controller Morrow
and C. V. Lewis. The C. V. Lewis Quart
tet will furnish the music.
IttawlSWPsMaYe. aU, evisiag t 73.
JAPANESE WARE BAZAAR.
Open for the Holidays Only.
Ton will wonder at our fine display.
Goods are going rapidly, and we would ad
vise you to call early. Special discounts on
large pieces. ,
Store open till 9 ?. m. until Christmas.
War. Haslaqe & Sox,
Select Family Grocers
, 18 Diamond Square, Pittsburg.
Viae TJprlsht Piano at 9M0,
An excellent 1i octave upright piano,
with latest improvements, splendid toner
handsomely carved case, folly warranted, at
$200, including fine plush scarf and stool.
Also a beautiful parlor organ, 9 stops, fine
case and tone, for $60. Special holidav
bargains at tbe music store of J. M. Hoff
mann & Co., 537 Smithfield street
Fine holiday assortment of the celebrated
Sohmer' pianos, tbe superb Colby pianos,
and Hallet Ss Cumston pianos.
One week more, "commencing Monday,
December 9, of the large bankrupt sale of
drygoods, carpets and rugs at 723 and 725
Liberty st, corner Eighth. This will no
doubt be read with pleasure bybsrzaln
banters, as the assignee has determined,
daring the eomlne week, to close out every
this regardless of cost or priee. Parties
having steeds on deposit are requested to
oafl at oaee and secure thea. The sales)
wiH be as asaal asenisg at 1, afteraee
For Wtstem Fermii
tylvania and OMoi
fair, followed ot9
rain; stationary i
For Wat Virginia,'
fair, followed hy light u
Prmmnio. December 7. last;
Tbe United. States Signal Service oHoscJ
Ibis city furnishes the following:
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THhsy, the New York AaM.
The practical value of Kornblum's aytfealj
invention, tbe astigmatic eye pieee, wMekf
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