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fGreat Future for the Kingdom
"Which Holds Borne.
GRAPHIC PICTOEES OFOLDMPLES
Pino Discomforts and Announces of Bail
ie tray Travel in Italy.
'jBRIKDISI KOT i SDMI PARADISE.
rC0XE7O2(DX3rcX Or THX DXSrATCH.2
Athens, November 20. "We arrived at
Athens yesterday after dark, and I pen this
, letter in the "Hotel de la Grande Bretagne,
sur la place da Palais Eoyal, Athens,
Greece." I think that I covered in my last
letter all that I care' to say in detail about
sightseeing in Home. "We went the nsnal
rounds, which have been described over and
over again. To characterize the city in gen
eral terms I should say that it strikes me as
being the most remarkable combination of
the ancient, the mediasval and the modern
that can be conceived. As I walked its dirty
streets these are not as nasty as they used
to be, I am informed, but surely they are
bad enough yet, even worse than my be
loved New York I was impressed strongly
with this threefold character of the city
.which will ever be imperial. PerhapsI
was not fanciful in thinking that I read in
the dignified carriage of its best citizens
, their consciousness of a great future lor tne
; kingdom of which Borne is the capital.
KIND VOEDS TOE ITAMANS.
The Italians please as well as interest me
beyond expression. Their physique is
splendid. The thoroughbred look of their
army strikes one. A people capable of great
physical exploit, possessing the orderly and
practical genius of Rome, and this asso
ciated by long familiarity and cultivation
with religious art and "devotion, fired by
grand historic "traditions, and feeling the
inspiration of renewed nationality this, I
think, describes the leading citizens of mod
ern .Italy. Time will remove apparent in
congruities, and put an end to conflicts
which, in my judgment, are more apparent
than real. The Pope has lost his temporal
power, it is true, bnt the Italian people are
still greatly influenced, perhaps not less on
this account, by religions faith, which has
no real conflict with the progressive spirit
of modern civilization.
Looking at the ruins of the splendid
civilization of ancient Borne, and photo
graphing on my memory, I hope with
ineffaceable Impression, its miracles of
sacred art, I still welcome the sight of miles
of new streets of the modemest of modern
"houses, nor fear that nineteenth century
progress will impair the value of an en
nobling pride in a great history, and the
softening and gracious influences oi religions
art and devotion. 'Our stay in Borne was
all too short and bnsy. Dr. Talmage was
indefatigable while there, as everywhere
. indeed, and that curiosity trunk of his, as
weighted with Roman specimens, is a
miracle of ponderosity and a godsend to
PICTTJEES OF NAPLES.
The journey from Borne to Staples was of
about six hours' duration and undertaken
after only five hours' sleep. I mnst say that
my most sanguine impressions of Italy and
matters Italian do not reconcile me to the
discomforts and annoyances of railroad
travel in that sunny land. "Virtue was re-'
warded, however, and patient continuance
in the train did at length bring ns to the
city guilty ot the proud boast: "See Naples
and die." "While I cheerfully recognize the
beauty of the modern streets of that popu
lous town I feel obliged to say that these
streets resemble those of the same elass
everywhere else so much that beyond men
tioning them nothing need be said about
them. It is in Old Naples that one sees
monumentally tall, quaintly built houses,
lava pavements, antiqne churches, an'd
shady, inconvenient narrowness of way,
this tolerable, but oh, the omnipresent dirt
and the indescribable, all-pervading stench.
"What a gay and motley population, and no
citv could have more varied and discordant
noises. The costumes worn by the people,
I need not say particularly by the women,
are bright and striking and wonderfully di
verse. I cannot describe the combination of
sounds laughter, song, string music, clink
ing hoofs of asses and mules, gay converse,
chaffering and screaming by sellers of mul
tifarious wares. Naples is a delightful
reminiscence to me, at a safe distance from
itssiehtsof filth and Bqualor, its odious and
well, one element in its teeming popula
tion is the most hated of all forms of life by
the good housewife.
TALMAGE UNDEE COTEE.
The two foil days we spent at Naples
afforded a remarkable contrast to our ex
periences in London and Borne. Dr. Tal
mage was snared calls and recognitions ab
solutely. Bo far as I know not a sonl in
the hotel or ont of it knew that the Brook
lyn preacher was in town. A simple device
prevented this the writer figuring as the
head of the party and registering as sneh.
Our trip from Naples to Brindisi was
made by rail, and lasted 16 hours. Italy
has no sleeping cars, bnt supplies a mighty
poor substitute for them in reclining chairs,
tor the use ot which a charge of $4 a night
per head is exacted. Even at this price the
occupier is not left to the quiet enjoyment
of his rest. Twice a night he is
visited by an officer whose duty
it is to change the pans of
warm water, which are used in heating the
'compartment Three times in the night,
jmoreover, the passenger is required to ex
hibit the ticket which entitles him to a seat
in the aforesaid reclining chair. The train
stops about every 20 minutes, when the con
ductor passes along its entire length on the
outside, publishing in a nasal tone in front
of each compartment the name of the
station. That nobody on the train expects
to leave it for hours makes no difference to
this industrious official. Our experiences
with him and his train began at halt-past
seven in the evening, and lasted 16 hours.
"We were bored, we were cold, we were
wretched. Hot water is hut a noor substi
tute for the much abased American car
stove, of which I will never speak dis
A2T ANCIENT BCT DIBTY SPOT.
Brindisi is a good place to get ont of. It
consists for the greater part of hovels, and is
the dirtiest town I ever saw. I am sure I
-should love the Italians more if they were
cleaner. St. Paul, I am informed, landed
at Brindisi after being shipwrecked, which
made the place specially interesting to Dr.
Talmage, who spent some time making men
tal photographs of this ancient and interest
ing (and dirty) town. We were not there
loner, leaving at 1 the next morning after
m TALMAGE TOUR.
, our arrival, but finding time to seek for the
place which is said to nave been the birth
nlace of Virgil. Doctors differ on this snb-
L ject, as the learned reader knows already.
ont me uroooyn preacner ana j. spent two
hours in the streets ofBrindisi to find where
fh Tjtfn TVMt trftfi born. Tffn )innM abitif
ik ns vMMt Knndpred as mnld he. wpre nnint-
ed out as Virgil's birthplace. "We paid a
frano for each one for the information. The
hotel keeper declined to commit himself to
an opinion for either house. He had reached
the safe conclusion that nobody is able to
IrV en T9itlv vliprn thft Mftntnnn rtnaf flf
rr saw the light of this world.
AN OLD TBTESD XS TEOUBLE.
"We were awfully tired and hungry when
we sat down to dine at the hospitable board
of the landlord who was willing to be ignor
ant, even in his relations with tnnricti
sf Alter the meal Dr. Talmage expressed Ms
'happiness in the seclusion which the plan.
B- worKea so pertecuy at ixapies ana followed
E in Brindisi, had brought. He had hardly
V ceased sneaking of it when a prieitlv-look.
tV 'ing gentleman, slapping him gently on the
L shoulder, said: "Why, this is Dr. Tal-
mairer' unere was no aenying tne charge,
and" Canon Wilberforce, of philanthropic
t Eminence and wearing ancestral honors, sat
: fiown w a gooa iauc xie was aeugnted to
meet with an old friend, but had sad news
to tell. Broken down in health be was on
his wny to India, accompanied by his
daughter, in the hope that a period of abso
lute rest from duty and total change of scene
would faring about his recovery from a
spinal disease which threatened his life. His
concern at the burning of the Brooklyn
Tabernacle was mixed with congratulatory
anticipation relating to the new edifice.
LTJXUBY 07 A LONG BED.
I mentioned before that 1 in the morning
was the hour of our embarkation from Brin
disi. The voyage to Patras lasted 28 hours.
Our long-legged divine didn't enjoy it, that
part of it. at least, which was spent in bed.
'Ibis is what he said to me after emerging
from his nocturnal quarters: "I long for a
bed that will give me enough room to sling
my legs around about ten feet and a blanket
big enough to wrap around a house. These
coffins," continued he, "which they call
berths, afford me but little comfort" He
had recovered his cordial spirits by the time
we were bowling along on a Grecian Bail
road, making our way from Patras to
Corinth. We traveled at the rate of only 15
miles an hour, it is true, bnt one docs not
feel like wanting to hurry when in Greece.
Inspired by the prospect of delightfal expe
rience in the Attic city, Dr. Talmage's
spirits were exuberant, and the author
of the Life of Christ wanted to jump
off the train and run alongside of it a mile
or two for exercise. Louis Klopsch.
WANTED IN .WASHINGTON.
An Alleged Swindler Captured In the Elmer
Detective Philip Demmel yesterday morn
ing arrested C. H. 'Woodward in an office in
the Eisner building, corner Fifth avenue
and "Wood street The man is wanted
in "Washington City for swindling op
erations there. Superintendent of Police
Moore, of "Washington, in a letter to the
Pittsburg authorities, said that "Woodward
had defrauded three "Washington men ont
of $350. He advertised for clerks at $16 a
week, and required them to make a deposit
of $100 to $200. He claimed to be an agent
for a large publishing house.
"Woodward and his wife came to this city
about two weeks ago and took a room at the
boarding house of Mrs. Zimmer, No. 542
Smithfield street After the husband was
taken in at his office, his wife was also -
E laced under arrest Both "Woodward and
is wife are people of good appearance and
are well dressed.
At the Central station "Woodward gave
his age as 40, and said that his residence
was No. 712 Spring Garden avenue, Phila
delphia. His occupation, he said, was that
of a lumberman' and an architect He
had $17 in his pocket The wife
said that her husband came from
Taunton, Mass. She married him two years
ago in Philadelphia, against the wishes of
her parents. Her age is 28 The police
were satisfied she was not implicated in her
husband's operations, and sent her back to
Philadelphia last evening.
"Woodward will be held until an officer
comes from "Washington. It has not de
veloped that he swindled anybody in this
city, but he had been advertising and was
already in correspondence with two or three
The Safest Shopping Street In Pittsburg.
Very recently an element of danger has
been added to shopping in Pittsburg, and
those who are thoughtful of their wives,
mothers; sistgrs and daughters have looked
with some alarm to the increasing number
of cable cars in the already crowded and
narrow streets of Pittsburg. There is one
street however, that is not troubled in this
respect, and every day it is becoming more
popular as a shopping thoroughfare. "We
mean Smithfield street To those ot our
readers who have fractious or lively horses
we commend this precaution as wise and
necessary. Among the jewelers the most
centrally located to be reached from all
points is Hardy & Haves', at 529 Smith
field street To the residents ot Allegheny,
the most direct route is to drive via the
Suspension or Seventh street bridges and
then directly up Virgin alley. This gives
a direct and entirely safe drive and brings
one within two doors of the store. Their .
stock is complete in every particular and
we have heard many friends say the stock
they carry is one of the most diversified in
the city. In novelties for men all say they
have the largest line in the city. They have
just opened a large, new assortment re
ceived for late buyers. By calling you will
be satisfied at Hardy & Hayes', jewelers,
529 Smithfield street They are open every
It You Are In n Quandary
And unable to make up your mind what to
buy for your musical friend, the display and
variety of musical goods in the show window
of Geo. Eappel, 77 Fifth avenne, might-suggest
something and help you to decide. Bet
ter still, come right inside and look around
and we will take pleasure in showing you
our large and complete stock ot holiday
goods. Geo. Kappel,
14,22 77 Fifth avenue.
The enormous sales in holiday goods for
the past week only encourage us to greater
efforts. Let those buy now who never bought
before, and those who have bought, buy now
the more. Ton cannot get too much of a
good thing. See oar great variety of useful
presents, and cheap, too. All goods care
fully stored and delivered promptly.
HoprEB Bbos. & Co.
TTS 307 "Wood street
Casey's old "Log Cabin" rye is especi
ally adapted for medicinal use. The pro
prietors guarantee its perfect purity, and it
is recommended by many well-known physi
cians, and defies competition at the price
which places it within reach of all. Put up
in fall quart bottles at $3 per gallon,
rs T. D. Casey & Co.. 971 Liberty st
REAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LI9L,
401 Smithfield Street, cor. Fom-th Avenne.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $60,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent tts
Why Is Dreydoppel Soap Like Mr. CUT
Because it gets there; washes clothes
clean, beautifully white, sweet and health
ful to wear; is the finest, best and most
economical for all purposes that soap can be
used for. Reduced to 8c a lull pound bar,
at grocers everywhere.
Fine Bronzes, Porcelains, Etc.
Inkstands, card and letter racks, maga
zine racks, liquor sets.
An assortment not to be seen in any other
honse in the city.
Jos. Eichbatjm: & Co.,
48 Fifth avenue.
"What could be more appreciated than a
pretty picture for a Xmas present? "We
have plenty at all prices, cash or credit, at
307 "Wood street Hoppeb Bbos. & Co.
Fine Bronzes, Porcelains, Etc.
Inkstands, card and letter racks, maga
zine racks, Honor sets.
An assortment not to be seen in any other
honse in the city.
Jos. Eichbatjm & Co.,
48 Fifth avenue.
A Desirable Place
For an office is in the building of The Safe
Deposit Company, of Pittsburg, No. 83
Fourth avenue. The location is central.
The building is fire-proof throughout, has a
fine elevator, and is well lighted.
100 pairs all-wool country blankets, full
size, reduced to $5, were $6 CO.
TTSSU HUGDS & HACEE.
Novelties in neckwear for holiday
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
A FALLEN MONARCH
Alan Boyd Jardine, in tomorrow's
DISPATCH, relates some personal
reminiscences of Dom-Pedro, of
Awful Crimea of Borgias Recalled bj
MURDEROUS KOSTEUMS OF OLD.
Terrible Women Who Divorced Themselves
by Deadly Potions.
THE E Y1L WORKED BI FORTUNE TELLEKB
"Is our civilization a failure, and is the
Caucasian played, out?" The question was
asked years ago by a cynical American hu
morist; but -from time to time occasions
arise, and events occur, so utterly at vari
ance with what might be properly expected
to be the result of continuous progress and
enlightenment that we can scarcely refrain
from asking ourselves whether we are really
living in an age of widespread philanthropy
and practical piety aa age, too, of rail
roads and steamboats, of gas and electricity,
of newspapers and schools for everybody.
Ancient history is full of appalling
stories of secret poisoning, says a writer in
the London Telegraph. "Who has not read
of Phrasjas of Mantinea, who invented a
poison which conld be moderated in snch a
manner as to have effect in two or three
months, or at the end of a year or two years,
and the more lingering the death the more
miserable it was? This poison was pre
pared from aconite, a plant which on that
acconnt people were forbidden to have in
their possession under pain of capital pun
ishment. Yet, notwithstanding the prohi
bition, the deadly potion was extensively
used in Some about two centuries before the
Christian era. As several persons of dis
tinction died within the same year and of the
like distemper, an inquiry was made into
the cause. A maid servant gave evidence
against some ladies of the first families who,
she said, prepared and distribnted poison;
and above ISO of them were convicted and
THE HTNGABIAJT HOBEOE.
One wonld think that such horrible crim
inality as the wholesale poisoning of inno
cent people belonged wholly to Pagan times;
but, unfortunately, the annals of toxicology,
down to our days, are replete with histories
of indiscriminate poisoning. The latest of
these tragedies is reported to have occurred
in Hungary, where the Assize Court of
Grossbecsteret is about to try a -hideous,
hut, unfortunately, by no means unprece
dented case of poisoning en masse. It is
stated that no fewer than 80 women of the
Servo-Magyar village of Melencie are ac
cused of having poisoned their husbands
and other near relatives, and that they pro
cured the deleterious stuff from two profes
sional fortnn-etellers'named Sophia Ivano
vitch and Anna Minify, who drove a regu
lar trade in noxious drugs, and earned con
siderable sums of money tnereby.
Suspicion was first directed toward them
by the evidenceofa beautiful young woman
named Sraga Kukin, who, so long ago as
1882, killed her husband by poison, but who,
being overtaken by remorse, gave heself up
to the judicial 'authorities. The two
fortune-tellers were arrested, but they have
since died in prison, and the difficulties of
gathering a sufficient body of evidence have
caused the examination of this shocking case
to drag its slow lengtn over a period of nearly
Sophia Ivanovitch and.Anna Minify are
the only descendants in turpitude ot the in
famous Tophana or Toffania, a woman who,
in the early years of the last century, re
sided first at Palermo and then at Naples,
where she combined the business of telling
fortunes with that of selling poisonous drops,
six of which were sufficient to kill a strong
man. She distributed her murderous nos-J
trums in small glass pnials labeled "Manna
of St Nicholas of Bari," and it is a positive
fact that the reputed saeredness of her wares
enabled them to pass unquestioned through
the Italian Custom Houses. Her wicked
ness was at last made known, and Tophana,
after flying from one convent to another,
was at last arrested and thrown into prison.
The clergy raised a loud outcry against this
violation of sanctity, but a report having
spread that the iniauitous fortune teller had
poisoned all the springs in the city, public
opinion became too strong for the clerical
protectors of the horrible woman. It is said
that she was strangled, but the "Viceroy of
Naples, with a polite desire to conciliate the
ecclesiastical authorities, caused the corpse
of the sorceress to be thrown into the cloister
of the convent which had been the last to
give her refuge.
SPAEA'S AWFUL CBIHES.
She was not the first, even as she was not
the last, oi the systematic Italian poisoners.
The case of Hieronyma Spara, who was ex
ecuted in Borne in 1659, bears even a closer
resemblance to that of the Hungarian poison
witches. In the Pontificate of Alexander
TIL it was observed in the Eternal City
that large numbers of young married women
were left widows, and that many husbands
died who had been notoriously disagreeable
to their wives. Priests also declared, with
out naming names, that several of their pen
itents had acknowledged, under the seal of
confession, that they had been guilty ot
poisoning. The Government used its ut
most vigilance to trace these disquieting
events to their source, and at length bus-
Iiicion fell upon a society of young married
adies ot distinction, whose President was
an old woman pretending to tell fortunes.
To ascertain the truth a crafty female spy
was sent to sound the old fortune teller,
Spara, whom she succeeded in deluding to
sell her some droos by means of which she
was to rid herself from a cruel and tyran
nical hnsband. Spara was racked, and
with three of her female accomplices was
afterward hanged, vainly crying on the
Boman princes and barons and the noble
ladies who had been her customers to help
her in her extremity. Some months after
ward several more women were executed for
the like offense, some were whipp'ed and
others banished the papal dominions; but,
notwithstanding the severity of these pun
ishments, the practice of secret poisoning
was not by any means stamped out. As a
matter of fact, the crime seems to be a
A. EEMAKKABLE CASE.
The case of the Marchioness de Brinvil
liers and her male confederates, which oc
curred about ten years after the execution of
La Spara, is too well known to need recapit
ulation. The Briuvilliers seems to have
worked principally on her own account, or
at least for the benefit of two or three disso
lute adventurers with whom she was con
nected. There is little reason to doubt,
moreover, that Marie Marguerite d'Aubray,
Marchioness of Brinvilliers, was wholly or
partially insane. In the confession found
among her effects she acknowledged that she
had begun her career of guilt at 7 years of
age; that she had set fire to many houses,
and that she had caused the death of several
persons before she learnt the art of poisoning
from an Italian charlatan.
The execution of the French Medea was
ineffectual to suppress the practice of secret
poisoning. Numbers of people continued
to die from time to time under most suspi
cious circumstances, and the Archbishop of
Paris learned from the cures of different
parishes that poisoning confessions were
still made, and the crime was still prevalent
alike in rich and poor families.
TWO TEBEXBLE TVOMEX.
Tor watching, for searching after and
punishing secret poisoners a special tribunal,
known as the Chambre Ardente, was estab
lished in 1679. This formidable court de
tected, among other female criminals, two
terrible women. La "Vigorieux and La Voi
sine, who had long carried on an extensive
traffic in deadly drags. Both of them pre
tended to foretell future events, to call np
ghosts and to teach the art of finding hidden
treasures and recovering lost or stolen
goods. They sold love-philtres and poison
ous drops to women who wished either to
get rid of bad husbands or to recover faith-
less sweetheart". Female cariosity tedioed
several ladles of high rank", and even some
belonging to the court, to visit these hags
without any positively criminal intent, but
only foolishly desirous to know how soon a
hnsband, a lover or even the King or his
favorite was likely to die. The two fortune
tellers were denounced by a maid-servant
on the miserable matter of a month's dis
puted wages, and in the possession of La
Voisine was found a list of the grand o
dames who had had dealings with them. La
Voisine and La Tigorieux, after being sub
jected to fearful tortures, were burnt alive
in February, 1680, their hands having been
previously bored through with a rtcfno't
iron and then being cut off. '"
HOW THEY WOBEED.
The proceedings of the Chambre Ardente
seem really to have eradicated the crime of
secret poisoning in France; at least after the
execution of the two last named criminals,
nothing was heard of the once famous
"joudre de succession." or heir-at-law's
powder, used to accelerate the demise of
wealthy persons, and which was believed to
consist of diamond dost powdered exceed
ingly fine. The Brinvilliers seemed to have
used corrosive sublimate, regains of anti
mony and vitrol. La Voisine worked prin
cipally with antimony and sugar of lead,
while the "Aqna Tophana" is said to be a
mixture of opium, cantharides and arsenic
These matters of detail are, however, of
less moment than the curious and somewhat
alarming fact that in all ages there appear
to have been leagues of women established
for the purpose of husband-poisoning; that
the active agents In these murderous sister
hoods have almost invariably been pre
tended fortune tellers; and that almost as
invariably they have been betrayed by a
"While pastor of the Canton Church,
New Jersey, some years ago, I temporarily
lost my voice, and was in consequence un
able to preach for nearly a year. Last spring
I began to have all the symptoms of losing
it again, I labored with great difficulty,
fearing each time I preached wonld be the
last. In July "I commenced using Br.
Jayne's Expectorant, at the same time rub
bing my throat and f hest freely with the
liniment. I gargled my throat daily ac
cording to the directions given inSr. Jayne's
Almanac, at the same time taking the ex
pectorant regularly. Feeling very much
better, I discontinued the use of the gargle
and the liniment, but still kept on with the
expectorant. This winter I have been more
exposed, and preach oftener than for many
years past, and yet my voice seems to be
growing stronger, and were it not for the re
quirements of my calling, I firmly believe t
permanent cure would be effected by the ex
pectorant At all events the good it has
done, and i'b doing me, makes me anxious to
recommend it to all who are suffering from
throat or lung complaints.1 Rev. W. Pike,
Lakeville, Washington county, 2f. Y,
A few of our many Xmas presents: Par
lor suits, bedroom suits, a nice sideboard, a
good substantial wardrobe, a choice chiffon
ier, a lady's writing desk, a cylinder book
case, a handsome arm chair, a beautiful silk
plnsh rocker, an all-wool carpet, a good rug,
an ebony clock, set of statuary, a piece of
our famous cashanti ware, very uniqne and
pretty, and one or two' from the choicest
selection of oil paintings, allotypes, steel
and wood engravings, photogravure and copy
of etchings and thousands of other good and
useful presents. Cash or credit,
Hoppeb Bbos. & Co.,
tts 307 "Wood street
An Elegant and Useful Christmas Present,
Is "Will Iu Thompson's collection of popu
lar American copyright music A mam
moth collection, consisting of popular songs;
songs with chorus, concert quartets, popu
lar sacred sontrs. sacred auartets. comic
songs, piano solos and musio for parlor or-3!
gau. iuc BeiecbiuuB mciuue uuuo uui hue
most valuable and most popular American
copyright music The book is very large,
handsomely bound in heavy cloth, 384
pages, full sheet music size. Price, $5.
From now until Christmas, will send it, ex
press prepaid, to any part of TJ. S. or Canada,
npon receipt of $3. (The music, when
bought in sheet form, costs (41.) Address
' "Will L. Thompson 8b Co.,
TTS ESst Liverpool, O.
Can Ton Think of Anything
More humiliating and distressing to a re
fined lady than a superfluous growth of
facial hair? However, what can be more
gratifying to her than to know that everv
hair can be destroyed forever by the electric
needle (no pain or injury), by Dr. J. Van
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cated at 502 Penn avenue Never fails.
Where In tbe World
Bo you select all those dainty goods, is the
expression most often heard at
Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers,
629 Smithfield st New building.
Boyal Worcester, Crown Derby, Doclton.
Some beautiful shapes and new decora
tions. Store open every evening until 9
o'clock. Jos. Eichbattm: & Co.,
48 Filth avenue.
ELEGANT cylinder walnut and antique
oak book cases, very usefnl Xmas presents
and your own time to pay for the same, at
307 "Wood street Hoppeb Bbos. & Co.
Useful Christina Goods.
In the following list yon will find very
usefnl and ornamental goods, suitable for
Brass fenders, Scissors,
Brass fire irons, Plated knives,
Brass andirons, Plated forks.
Brass umbrella st'ds, Plated spoons.
Brass trays. Plated castors,
Brass novelties, Plated bntter dishes,
Brass Toddy kettles, Carvers,
Brass jardiniere, Bicebpilers,
Brass cuspidores, Gas stoves,
Nickel cuspidores, Gas logs,
Pearl agate ware, "Wringers,
Bird cages, Call bells,
v lenna conee pots, u rns,
Coal vases, Salt boxes,
Children's trays, Egg poachers,
Crumb trays, Curtain stretchers.
The wonderful Pasteur water filters.
A splendid line of the very best mohten
ers for gas fires.
The excellent Empire roast pans and Boss
The Perfection meat cntter, the most use
ful and desirable kitchen utensil of the day.
No kitchen complete without a Perfection
meat cntter. Call and see it work.
520 and 528 Smithfield street
Writing Delf, Portfolio., Lop Tablets.
Immense variety and greatest values to be
found anywhere, and at all prices from 51 60
to $250. Well worth yonr attention. Store
open every evening until 9 o'clock.
Jos. Eichbatjm & Co., 48 Fifth avenue
One hnndred different styles of bedroom
suits at all prices. M. Sexsebt & Co.,
Call for Frauenheim & Vilsack'a cele
brated Pilsner beer, ou draught at all first
Holiday handkerchiefs for ladies, gents
and children; immense choice; lowest prices, :
at Eosenbaum & Co.'s. wrha'
Ten per cent cheaper than elsewhere,
those zinc covered toy trunks, just thething
for the girls, at Harrison's toy store, 123
Federal St., Allegheny. tts
Brocade velvets, two-toned colorings,
65o a yard, worth regularly S3 peryard. 8ee
window display. Hughs & Hacks.
Novelties in silk mufflers for holiday
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
E-OLABA BELLE, in to-mor-row's
lionaires seek wealtkywiveaJl ,; ,
Commissioner Shaw Files tbe Testi
mony in the Coleman Case.
GOOD SECOBD OF A GEAHD JURY.
A Mortgage for $100,000 Against the Cam
erou iron Company.
E0BBEBS JUGGED-FOB THREE TEAKS
The testimony in the divorce suit of Mrs.
Carrie B. Coleman against William B.
Coleman, was filed yesterday, by Commis
sioner George E. Shaw, Ebq. The charge is
infidelity on the part of Coleman. Mrs.
Coleman testifies that she was married to
Coleman in 1882. The last she saw of him
was on May, 1883. Since then he has been
living in New York and Europe, and has
liyed with Mrs. Gilbert as her husband.
His income is about $6,000 per year, and he
sent $100 per month until she sued for a
divorce. He stopped this when she brought
the suit, but afterward continued, she under
stood, at the advice of counsel.
'Charles 0. Craft, uncle of airs. Coleman,
testified that in August, 1888, he discovered
Coleman and Mrs. Gilbert living together
in tbe private hospital of M. DeWeker, No.
55 Bue De Sher Midi, Paris.
A F1SS1 CLASS EEC0BD.
The Bill Against Dr. Newcomer For Man-
The grand jury yesterday ignored the bill
against Dr. F. S. Newcomer for manslaugh
ter and involuntary manslaughter. Dr.
Newcomer it seems treated a young boy
named Thomas M. Garriston, of South Fay
ette township, who had been struck in the
face with a whisky flask and an artery sev
ered, from which he afterward died. The
testimony before the Coroner's inquest
snowed that Dr. Newcomer had been negli
gent in treating the case, and it was on the
strength of this testimony that the charges
The.bill against Harry Gillam, for bur
glary, was also ignored.
The present grand jury has succeeded in
defeating the record for good work. In ten
days over 300 bills have been returned. This
is the largest amount of work ever done by
any grand jury.
TBUE BILLS F0DHD.
The Grand Joty Presents a Number of
Victims for Trial.
The grand jury yesterday returned the
following true bills: Mary Brown, Sr., and
Mary B,rown, Jr., perjury; John Bane,
Annie ITrey, Rose Linestrum, Emma Le
beck and John Qninn, for selling liquor
without a license; Pinley "W. Squib and
George "Wright, assault and battery; August
Weber, larceny and receiving stolen goods;
James Murray, felonious assault and point
ing firearms; Patrick Flannigan, misde
meanor; John Shade and "William McCue,
Thebills ignored were: Joseph!Schne!der,
James Connellv, Mary Brown, Mary Joyce,
James Olive, Daniel Woods and William
0ab .xtlli.1. I!...... .m!41.m..4 m It.An.a -T
oarvcr, ocxuug xiiuu nuuuun nvcac, v.
K. Connor, false pretense; Peter Loebig,
larceny and receiving stolen goods; James
Lcrsch, assault and battery.
THE1E GBIET0DS DEBTS.
A Receiver Appointed for the Cameron Iron
and Coal Company.
Adrian H. Jones, Ijlsq., of New York,
yesterday filed a bill of foreclosure on the
part of the Central Trust Company, against
the Cameron Iron and Coal Company, of
Emporium, and asked that a receiver be
appointed. By agreement of counsel, Ed
ward P. Parrott, of New York, was ap
In the bill it is alleged that the fore
closure is in default of the payment of $90,
000 interest on $1,000,000 worth of bonds is
sued. In security for tbe bonds mortgages
were given on lands in Cameron County.
No interest as agreed was paid, and the
foreclosure was made. .
Two Barslara Baited for Three Tears In tbe
Charles Gallagher and Thomas Fletcher
pleaded guilty to burglarizing the store of
Peter McGee.'on the corner of Washington
street and Webster avenne. They were
each sent to the penitentiary for three years
and six months.'
Edward Arnold and Charles Coleman
pleaded guilty to stealing a pocketbook from
one of the rooms in the Central Hotel.
They were sent to the Hnntingdon Reform
atory. Balph Gildea was convicted of malicious
mischief, and was sent to the workhouse for
Wnnta the Particulars.
James E. O'Donnell, Esq., appeared be
fore Judge Slagle yesterday and asked that
the Commonwealth be compelled to file a
bill of particulars in the suit for conspiracy
against W. H. Porter, the claim being that
unless a bill of particulars was filed it would
be impossible to make a proper defense. The
Court notified District Attorney Porter to
file the bill of particulars at once.
To-Say'e Trial Lists.
Criminal Court, surety and desertion cases
Grogan, J. H. Johnston. Joseph Ellis, Camp
bell Dickson, James W. Brown.
Chat of the Conrt Corridors.
Jack McCcbdt was yesterday convicted of
robbery. The case has been on trial two days.
THE suit of Jones, Eavenson & Sons against
J. A. McCormlck, an action on notes, Is on trial
before Judge Ewing.
Thomas Marshali yesterday received a
verdict tor $38 81 in his suit against A.K.
Llnkenheimer, a suit on a contract.
The Dollar Savings Bank yesterday filed in
Common Fleas Court No. 2 a judgment bond
against Messrs. Long & Co. for 575,153.
IN the salt of J. H. Conner against Braddoclc
borough, an action on a contract for trading-, a
verdict -.was given yesterday -Tor 652S U for the
Kai.ph Wbavee, committed by Magistrate
Gripp to the workhouse for 90 days oh a charge
of vagrancy, yesterday applied for a writ of
habeas corpus. To-day was fixed for a bearing.
The investigation Into the Amoskeag fire en
gine contract, which was down for yesterday
afternoon betore Commissioner Hamilton, was
postponed for one week by consent of the at,
F. C. Gbeineesok yesterday received a ver
dict for 250 in bis suitagamstthe Cbartiers and
Robinson Turnpike Road Company for dam
ages f nr injuries received by falling tbrongb, a
The suit of Daniel F, Murphy against Find
ley township for damages for Injuries received
by colliding with a wagon.'aUowed to stand all
night on a public road, is still on trial before
Judge Collier. -
The snit of Mrs. Nancy J. Davis agatnst the
Allegheny Valley Railroad Company for dam
ages for the death of her hnsband who was
struck and killed by a train, is on trial before
A. C. Pattebsoh yesterday filed a bill In
equity against William, Ida, Barbara, Anna E.
and Josephine Burchfleld. He states that he
owns one-half interest In 1 acres of land in
Penn township, the other halt of which Is
owned by tbe defendants, and asks for a decree
Ah application for a charter was filed yester
day by the Mt Washington Relief Association,
of Plttsbnrg. The organization is a beneficial
association. The officers are: President, M.
Nauman: Vice President, C. S. Fetterman;
Secretary and Treasurer. D. R. Torrance; Di.
rectors. Frank Bacon. J. E. Wilson. E. A. Will.
lams, Samuel Dlescher, P.Soffcl andRM..
-. ackabtjs wa filed is tie Recorder's 0ce
yeHedy:f tie PlMebfgMlterryO.:
pany, Tbe corporation la foraei for the mb
ufacture and sale of specimens for metallnrcicalr
npera'ions. The npltal stock Is 310,000.dlvided
into 100 shares nt ?1UQ e.icb. Tho directors are
H. H. Byram, John A. Wilson, J. G, Slebeneck,
A. J. Lennox and W. C. Magee.
UTB NEWS IN BEIEP.
' The Berlin Reichstag adjourned yesterday
until January 8.
The steamer Etrnrla, from New Yorkfor
Liverpool passed Browhead yesterday after
noon. The time ot her passage was six days
and 45 minutes. " '
The London, Conrt of Queen's Bench has
dismissed tbe appeal of the Bio Tinto Copper
Mining Company, In Its litigation with the
The ex-Emperor of Brazil is Indisposed.
He did not attend the session ot tbe Academy
of Sciences at Lisbon last night, owing to ill
ness, but he is better to-day.
The rumor that Jay Gould has an option on
the Garrett-Johns Hopkins Baltimore and Ohio
stock is denied by William F. Frick, father-in
law of Robert Garrett ana a director in the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
-Dr. LouisP.Aldrich.of 40 Beach street,
New York, a tottering old man 72 years old.
was held in the Tombs Police Court yesterday
on the charge of assaulting two 12-year-old
girls. He made no attempt to deny the charge.
On Monday next the 8uitan win be pre
sented with the Insignia of the English order of
St. Michael and St. George and the grand
cross of the German order of the Red Eagle
All the availableBritlsU men-of-war are arriving
here for tne purpose ot giving, eclat to the oc
casion. Yesterday's bond offerings were as follows:
Coupon is, 2600: registered 4s, JU3.200 at 127;
coupon 4s at 104; registered Ks. U4.000, at
101. Of these offerings 8100,000 4 per cents
were surrendered by a national bank in liqui
dation o its deposits. All the offers were ac
cepted. Alarming reports are coming In fromth
flooded sections of California. Tbe Sacramento
has almost overflowed its banks, and terribl
losses are feared. The country between Marys
rille and Cblco, is actually under water. In
Los Angeles there are also heavy floods, and
rain is still falling.
Private advices received in New York City
from Brazil confirm tbe dispatch published a
few days after the proclamation of the Repub
lic, to the effect that tbe new Government pro
posed to sever the connection between tbe
Roman Catholic Chnrchand. the State that bad
existed under the monarchy;
A private cablegram announces tho wed
ding in Paris Thursday of Honore Sosthenes
Marie Charles d' Albert, Due de Lnynesetde
Uhevreuse, and Miss Himone d'Uzes deCrnssel,
the eldest daughter of the Duchess d'Uzes, so
well known by all sportsmen and througb their
friendship for .General Boulanger.
Three children, belonging to very respect
able families, lost their lives at Port Hope,Ont,
yesterday. Two little boys, sons of Joseph
Mallette, and a son of E. M. Mitchell, of the
Port Hope gardens, went skating on the elec
tric lizht pond.where they were last seen. They
undoubtedly broke throngh the ice and were
The strike of the men employed in thefgas
hoaseof the South Metropolitan Company of
London was Inaugurated to-day. Twelve hnn
dred men engaged to take the strikers' places
entered under escort of police. A crowd out
side tbe works groaned at them. The pickets
posted by the strikers to intercept these men
were outwitted, and were unable to obstruct
Charles Carter, the colored man who was
found guilty of mnrder In the first degree, for
shooting and killing John Matthews, in a dis
orderly house, in Conemaugh borough. Pa., m
November last, was yesterday, sentenced to be
hanged. One of Carter's brothers was hanged
in Pittsburg, about three years ago, and another
is now serving a term in the penitentiary for
using his revolver too freely.
The death ot Robert Browning on Thurs
day night at Venice has come as a surprise an d
shock to the poet's admirers and friends.
Browning has long been popular in America,
and it is expected that suitable action will be
taken In literary circles toward the proper re
cognition of his genius. Browning leaves one
child, Robert Barrett Browning, the sole off
spring of the nnion of two great poets.
A number of Bioux Chiefs have arrived in
Chicago on their way to Washington, to close
the treaty ceding their territory In Dakota to
the Government. They include John Grass.
Gall, Mad Bear. Big Head and Bear Face, of
the Standing Rock agency; Joseph Campbell
and Phil Webster, of the same agency; Foolish
Elk, Swift Bear, Lip. Sky Bull, Hollow Horn
apd Yellow Hair, of the Rosebud agency.
After two days preliminary examination
before a Justice of the Peace atLafayetteJncL,
me Daii Dona oi. inenev. William i. rettlt,
charged by affidavit with administering poison
to his wife, was fixed at 510,000. Mrs. Pettlt
died last July, ber death indicating strychnine
poisoning. An analysis of the stomach re
vealed over half a grain of strychnine, and her
husband was arrested last week at Colum
bus, O. Tbe accused Is a prominent Methodist
The enthusiasm attending the success of
the Tenants' Defense League, whose branches
have lately been established in most of the
cities and towns of Ireland, has proved a bitter
pill to the Conservative Government; The ad
ditional legislation which will be required to
combat the new order of things will meet with
stout resistance in the House, not only from
the Nationals and Liberals, bnt also from many
Conservatives who are growing tired of the
bootless contest with national opinion.
many -white, soaps,
each . "
"represented to be
"just, as good as the Ivory,"
They are not,
Ask for . ...
Ivory Soap w '
insist upon having it
Tis sold everywhere.
Choicest, Purest,. Best.
Instantaneous wltft Boiling Water orMILt
TJ. S. DzroT. 35 Mercer St., Haw TOBK.
At rstail by all leading- grocers and druggist,
GEO. K. STEVENSON & CO., IMPORTERS
For sale wholesale and retail by
103 Federal Street.
no&CS-Trs Allegheny, Pa.
Ufhe PUREST, BEST and Ctesnest
Of all Druggists, but beware ot Imitations.
ONE WAY EXCURSIONS,
Pullman tourist sleeping cars from Chicago to
San Francisco and tbe Paclflo coast. For the ex
clusive accommodation of purchasers of second
class ticket, tbe Chicago, Rock Island and
Pacific Railway Are now running excursions in
Pullman tourist sleeping cars (personally con
ducted), every second Thursday, from Chicago
to Oregon and California ria Denver.
Every comiort and convenience assured at a
great reduction from regular nrst-clasj rates.
Address for fall particulars
E. ST; JOHN, " JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Gen. Manager, Gen. Ticket and
Chicago. PMeatr Agent.
'f jr a
Pretests in the most elegant form
TH LAXATIVE AND NUTRITIOUS JUICE
FIGS OF CALIFORNIA,
Combined with the medicinal
virtues of plants known to be
most beneficial to the human
system, forming an agreeable
and effective laxative to perma
nently cure Habitual Consti
pation, and the many ills de
pending on a weak or inactive
condition of the
KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS.
It is the most excellent remedy known to
CLEANSE THE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY
When one is Bilious or Constipated
PURE M.OOO, REFRESHING SLEEP,
HEALTH and 8TRENCTH
Every one is using it and all are
delighted with it.
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR
gYKUJr' OS1 OPXG-S
MANUFACTURED ONLY DY
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAM FRANCISCO, (ML
LOUIBVILLE, KT MEW YORK, H. K
tw On .ii..fnl mIm -1
INTESS and HEAD NOISES
iiiuu dt reex's trtl. in.
ilhutnted book FREH
853 Broadmr. cor. Hth St. Hew fork. No acenttT
CLOTHES PURE AND SWEET.
DISHES WASHED CLEAN.
THE GREAT WASHING POWDER.
3POZC. WftTiTrt BST
A : MOST : INTERESTING
; PAPER. :
: TO-MORROW S
Will Contain, Among the Other
Features, the Romance,
The Collegian's Sweetheart.
11 00 will buy yon either a hatter dish, sugar bowl pickle castor, card recelrer, spoon holderv
Knife, fork and spoon or silver cnn They are all triple-plated ware and warranted.
FlTe-bottle castor, triple plate, at S3; napkin rings, 23c; salts and peppers at I6et cakar
baskets, gold lined, at 12; tea set. Including spoon holder, sugar bowl, cream pitcher, bntter dish,
and tea pot all for $101 Also newest designs In soup tureens, pudding dishes, berry dishes and
all the latest noreltles suitable for Holiday gifts. Also the largest line of "Rogers'" mail
flat ware, such as knires, forks, coffee, tea and table spoons, gray? and sons ladles, etc
"EL SILtUT, 934 Liberty St, Cor. Smithfield
Snap 11 WATCHES.
H. A 1 1 T in M K.-.4 PiL"HrJ,eS? ?n
w '" ,"" ""J ujam
wearers against high prices and inferior goods.
bv others claimed to ba as pood, on which daalnrc
and receive by return mail what you want. State Bad. button; eongreM or laceTwUe or narroi?
toe. size and width usually worn, and inclose price with order. Prompt dereryaad l satSfac
Hon guaranteed. Address. . . w. L. DOUG&S. BVoektoa" Uii
SMi. JSfcT J
id7eshoes are Made in s&esfrom 1 to
STYLES OF LADIES' SHOES.
u "T1, ""! ,P,f,7, '7h Spanish Areh
hFroat Lace, on S3 Shoe only.
SPECIAL w.uwwuiSWGHAWW(e(mTop Oeem., with heavy fa? M
' -Wsnu and strictly vrtterproofjs jj4oat. w. L. DOUGLAS, Btfitkto; Ms, M
K. J. O. M. tiasC J"lr.ftfc hi! BatVnr
aflgtjttrMMi avenae K. ttfcber IfSCaMeaMnei. Is AUedteay CHy. hi Hen
A WONDERFUL RECOffD.
In 41 weeks 1 have
remoyed 37 tape- '
worms; hire cored
hundreds of Ca
and haTO perma
fflinr irnfferers of
;Fits, Paralysis and.- "
eases. Old Borei, 7.
:tc,nse ' -Z 1
'System Eenorator. 'r
It has no eanaL ','.-" ,
Catarrh Remedy. S2 ner nackaze. "'S.1M
ntimvm'a HTitpm Knnvatn XI Tnfifl .iXJ
. .. .-- & . . m j
ot six bottles lor $3. ;i
any mem ai an arneswres, or xwilisena
tnem ny express.
I defy the world to beat my remedies.
va. auaooow,- iu
noiwi-a 47 unio street.Allegbenr.x'a.
'TO'HlTE STAB LIU E
TOB QUEESSTOWH ASO LlYEHPOOli
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pirto (ma j. jiLuuriiiUvA, uyanawi Smith-
ueiu ( niuuur, or i. J)ltuiil! 1SJXAX.
ersl Agent, 41 Broadway, HeirYorfc.
To Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin
JFKOII NEW YORK EVERtf THURSDAY
Cabin rnsaace S35 to SjO. according to locattos
oi stateroom. Excursion $69 to $90.
bteerage to and from Europe at Lowest Bates.
ATJSTtN BALDTVIM k CO., General Agent
S3 Broadway, Mew York.
J. J. McCORMICK. Ageaf.
039 and 401 Smithfield SL, Pittsbarg. P.
Balling eyeTT Wednesday irom Philadelphia
and Lirerpool. Passenger accommodations for
all classes unsurpassed. Tickets sold to aad
from Qreat Britain and Ireland, Norway, Swe
den, Denmark, etc
PETER WEIGHT & SONB,
General agents, 807 Walnut st, Philadelphia.
Fall Information can be had of J. J. McCOB
MICK. Fourth arenae and Smithfield street,
LOUIS MOESER, 18 Smithfield street.
-?8 IP .are stamped on the bottom ot af
colore leaving Ms factory: this protects thf)
Take none unless so stamped, nor be deceived
m ... .... y.ZTTJL-..yfr''
iuijsiacu u ii lieu Diaies J1S11 SttsmerS. ' ,' j
Oennsnle, Dee. 13,2pmitiermanlc, Jan. IS. noo'jtft
Briunnlc,lec.2j,7-JOmBrltannlc, Jan. 6 ami r
'Adriatic. Jan. L 2 p m ('Adriatic, Jan. 23. 1 p IB -JE?
Celtic, Jan. 8. S a m 1 Otitic Feb. 5. 5:30 am vp
J"rom White Star aock, root of Went Teeth st, A4"
Second caWa on these steamers. Saloon rates. .
fSOsnd upward. Second cabin, S33 and upward, ''-
according to steamer and location of berth. Ex- 4
carslon ticket on rarorable terms. Steerage. $20.
White star draru payable on demand la aUui ' -
principal banks throughout Great Britain. Ap- 5
W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHOE asam.
Our claims for this shoe over ail other S3 sho
It contains belter mafsrlst.
It is more stylish, better flfllag sad tfiriBln
It gives better general ssHsfaelloa. '"""
Heaves more money for the consumer.
Its great seeeess Is due to merit
It M"Mrbe duplicated by say other ulMftW
H!dfc!LI;.iha J"r'l-.'I ns. a larger it
Ji "AH J"!?iT ih,r Ho advertised,
$5,000 SSL'S, - y v - fl
vil.' , prove the abovastatementa to be untrue
.hmiS..c,h.de,,,rtu to found wKol
the same high standard of excellence.
$3 00 QENiHNE HAIW-MWED SHOE.
50 POLICE AND FARMER? SHOE.
50 EXTRA VALUE CALF SHOE.
25 WORKWOMAN'S HOE.
00 GOOO.WEAR SHOE.
00!rf i'AfgW. SCHOOL H0E
7, includSg half ateea7ai
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