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Kile- Season of Giving and
ILL TO ALL MEN.
lEnd Work Done bv Humane So
cieties, Churches and People.
SSOME FIT AKD MISFIT PRESENTS.
A ToucMnjr Eemembrance From a Dying
Child to a Dear Friend.
TVHI THE PEESEHTS ABE BO TALIABLE.
Good morning, and a Merry Christmas.
'lis the tame old song and the same old
tune, but like the sweet old story of lore, it
is ever new. A cordial greeting; a shake of
the hand; a smile of friendship or of holier
regard, and a merry word each or all of
these bears more pore pleasure, and profit
to the giver and the receiver than all the
costly presents in the world, that embody
nothing perhaps but an unknown quantity
That death's head at the feast, that specter
at a picnic, that bull in a china shop, the
weather clerk, actually had the nerve last
sight to prophesy rain to-day. Just im
agine. Bain on Christmas! A splash of
mud on fair nature's smile: Psvche with a
v hare-lip; Tenus with a patch of court-plaster
on her nose; Cupid,- lovely Cupid, bow
legged. Bain on Christmas! If there is
anything human nature cannot stand it is
rain on Christmas, and if it does occur 'Wig
gins may as well resign from the present bluff
he occupies and try to fill the vacancy in his
own upper story.
Speaking of the number and value of Christ
mas offerings this year, a queer explanation .is
offered that has a semblance of sense. Gran tea
that everybody in thli chilly clime buys heavy
outer ana -underclothing every normal year, to
the extent of, say an average of 115 worth per
bead with a total population of 250,000 this
city has earned up to date 3,750,000 in not pur
chasing heavy clothing.
This Is a fact that can be proven by every big
clothing house in the city. Eveiy bead of a
family finds in bis pockets a certain amount of
extra cash, and as a result the winter goods de-
Sartments are idle; wbile lighter fabrics have
een purchased. Jewels, laces, and silks have
had a phenomenal sale, and it a cold wave
sweeps down upun this devoted community,
one can tell by the color of the dear girl's nose,
whether she wears a diamond or a flannel suit.
In regard to presents, a little thing happened
in the Postomce yesteraay that for a time
stopped the wheels of progress. One of
the window men, carelessly sorting over an
enormous bundle of miscellaneous packages
and letters, suddenly stopped, picked up a torn
little bundle and walked slowly over to the In
spector's desk. He had found some Illegal
A tiny bunch of flowers, clumsily wrapped by
some baby's chubby fingers, and in infantile
print addressed "To Mama." That is all no
city, no country and no world. An Incipient
lump In the throat rather impeded swallowing
and the distribution of malls after that; and a
certain official would give half his salary if he
could deliver that tin package. Christmas
brings a pleasure that cannot be valued too
highly, and though each one tries In a certain
selfish little way to remember the other, there
is One who remembers all.
It is after the opera, however, that the real
fun comes in, and to an onlooker, the reaction
from a pleasant tension, brings its amusement
in annoyance and the blues.
'Twas the night after Christmas, and the effort
To stltl the poor kid with the dnll throbbing pain.
Ills howls were sufflclentthe dead to awake.
At he rued the sad day he had eaten that cake.
Twas tbenhtht after Christmas, when the dude
"tried to put
A 'delicate Clipper on a protuberant foot;
He tngjted till he blushed, and pulled till he
Then gave a creat yank and the dasted thing tore.
''Twas the morn after Christmas, and he tossed In
And he said to himself, what a beautiful head.
Then he got up and dressed, and looked for his
And swore off for a year, from an afternoon bat.
'Twas the morn after Christmas, and the lovely
UubbeQ her eyes in amaze, as she thought ol a
Then looked at the diamond, when she fully
.But the girl never guessed, her dear Barry was
AH IXDUSTBIAL SCHOOL'S TEEAT.
The East End Institution Preparing; for a
The Industrial School, of the East End, will
enjoy their annual treat this afternoon. The
superintendent. Mrs. A M. Murdock, and her
assistant, "Mrs. Quincy Scott, have been train
ing the little folks for some time to recite and
sing various selections appropriate to the occa
sion, so that a very pretty programme will he
rendered before the refreshments are served.
The school numbers about 200 little girls, in
sizes ranging from the tiny mite, just large
9npuch to hold the thimble and needle, to
thoss. Just blooming into womanhood. This
afternoon the younger brothers and cousins
and neighbors are all invited to be present to
listen to the programme and enjoy the good
things provided by tbeir wealthy benefactors.
The entertainment will be held in the Sixth
U. F. Church, East End, at 3 o'clock.
THE 0AELAHD OECHESTBA.
The Directress Surprised by a Very Hand
some Testimonial "Gift.
Mrs. Cora Sellers, the well-known musician,
was surprised at her pleasant home on Ward
street, Oakland, Monday night by the Oakland
Orchestra, of which she is the directress.
The orchestra proceeded to the house in a
body and Mrs. Sellers was presented with a
beautiful burnished silver piano lamp in ap
preciation of her services. Music and refresh
ments added pleasnre to the occasion.
The Oakland Orchestra id less than six
months old and is composed mostly of begin
ners, but its success is far beyond all expecta
tions, for which the yonng gentlemen are very
grateful to their directress. A bright future
is predicted for the organization.
; THE PLAT HOUSES.
: What Theater Goers May See nt tbe Mati
nees and Evening Performances.
During to-day those who love tbe play bouses
will bave abundant chance to enjoy themselves.
There will be matinee and evening performances
at each house. At tbe Opera House the Emma
Juch Opera Company will sing, Miss Juch ap
pearing in the evening in "11 Trovatore."
Maggie Mitchell will playin "Hay," at the Biiou
matinee, and In "Little Barefoot" in tbe even
ing. Harry Williams' Own Specialty Company
will entertain at tbe Academy, and Miss Flor
ence Bindley will hold the boards in "Dot" at
Harris Theater. The Wild West Show will
whoop' things up at the World's Museum in
Allegheny, and the pedestrians will plod their
laps at tbe London Theater.
A CHBISTMAS CRITIC.
He Emits a Growl that Is, on the Whole,
"Do you know," queried an observer, "do yon
know man is essentially a pleasure-loving ani
J" Well, notice the people here Christmas Eve,
or, in fact, at any time. A friend doesn't stop
to greet another but a laugh is heard, or some
jest spoken. It shows a man would far rather
laugh'than -cry, and it shows also his mission
here is to please, not to sadden. Pleasure is
natural, misery Is art. Merry Christmas."
The Postmaster's Christmas.
Mr.JamesB. McKean went to McKean sta
- tion. on the Pittsburg; Virginia and Charleston
Kailroad, to spend Christmas Day with his es
teemed parents. He Was vainly trying to carry
cauucuHQuwuu a ijuau uart wnen encount
ered on the way to the depot yesterday. He
stopped long enough to smile that sweet ir
- radiation of his and shift his burdens before re
marking that he opined that he was entitled, to
'as good a Christmas as the next man, civilian
- or officeholder-to-be. '
THE POOR EEMIMBE1ED.
Baskets Stuffed With Good Tbtncs Seven
Hundred' Christmas Sacks DislribBied
Plenty at the Jails.
The person who walked into the long base
ment office of the Association for the Improve
ment of the Poor, at No. 75 Fourth avenue,
could not fail to see that Christmas was near at
hand. Along the wall on the left there ista
plain bench. It has been occupied for the past
two days; occupied by poorly-clad people with
sad faces. Even the boys and girls wore sad
expressions. There were more children than
grown people, for the fatbersor mothers in the
families aided by the association are generally
either sick, old or injured, and must send their
children for the benefices of thoso who remem
ber the noor. The occunants et that bench
constantly were changing. As the one at the
further end from the door arose and went to
the counter, a newcomer wandered down the
steps and tremblingly slipped into a place at
the end of the line: Everyone carried a basket,
empty on entering, overstuffed on leaving.
Behind the counter there were women with
kindly faces, bustling here and there, poking
into boxes and diving Into barrels. The poor
set their baskets on the counter and .they were
filled. Smiles flitted over the pale faces, but
the smiles were sad ones. The lady behind the
counter was not near enough to the applicant to
hear the heart-thumps when the basket was
heaped up with good things.
over two weeKs ago .the association sent via)
Christmas sacks to merchants and people
known for their charity. These sacks bore a
legend, "Merry Christmas to all,'' and two
verses from the Bible, "Blessed is he that con
sidereth the poor," and -We should remember
the poor." There was printed on each sack an
invitation to send groceries, clothln" 1ots and
shoes to either of the four offices of the asso
ciation, from December 18 to 24. The responses
have been generous. In many cases the sacks
were filled with provisions. Sometimes the
sack was laid aside, and the recipient of it sent
a barrel of groceries or a lanre box of pro
visions or clothing. In other instances money
was sent, which was expended by the Associa
tion in the purchase of Christmas bounties.
There were many gifts outside of those sent
with the sacks. A class in the Point Breeze
Presbyterian Church, of which Miss Martha
"Wilson is teacher, sent a big box and Si stock
ings filled with candy. The East Liberty Pres
byterian Church sent three baskets full of
sweetmeats-stuffed stockings. Charles J.
Clarke contributed 1100 worth of toys. A girl
oi 14 sent six twxes oi aons ana canai
and candy, and six
classes of jelly, all the products
of her own
Those who received donations presented
themselves at the various offices with notes
slcnedby the visitors for the Association. The
work of distribution was concluded at 6 o'clock
last evening. The offices will be closed to-day,
but to-morrow will be open for the distribution
of good things sent In by the eshadyslde Pres
byterian Church, the Fourth Avenue Baptist
Church and other congregations.
At the Temporary Home for Children, on
Washington street, there will be a Christmas
tree and a dinner for the 17 little ones now kept
there. During this afternoon the representa
tives of Gusky's are expected with presents of
The City Department of Charities yesterday
sent 650 pounds of turkey, three barrels of
cranberries, four barrels of apples, eight boxes
of oranges and a large lot of candy to the City
Poor Farm, for the 450 inmates there. No
special distributions will be made to the 4,000
residents of the city who are more or less de
pendent upon aid from tne Department, but the
poor who ask for help will receive more lenient
inquiry than is the rule. Among the gifts re
ceived at the Department office yesterday, was
a box containing 12 dolls, elegantly dressed, to
be distributed to the children of poor families.
The maker and donor is a daughter of Mrs.
Emma J. House.
The inmates of the county jail will be given
something unusual in the dinner line. The
friends of the prisoners have been very boun
tiful in tne eatables and presents sent to the
jail. Yesterday baskets and bundles were re
ceived from 9 A. M. until noon, and the same
hours will be observed to-day. The donations
of yesterday were the largest ever received on
a similar occasion at the jaiL There are ISO in
mates in the stone castle to-day.
The 95 patients of the Homeopathic Hos
pital, on.Second avenue, were well remembered.
Last evening a Christmas tree was set up in
the chapel. It was covered with candles and
pretty things. About 40 of the patients were
able to go down stairs and enjoy the sight. An
appropriate address' was made to them by Bev.
W. R. Mackay. Dainty gitts were then made
to each of tbe patients. At about 12:30 o'clock
to-day Gusky's agent will visit the hospital and
give presents to the dozen children.
Tbe branch of the W. C. T. U. known as the
Swift Union held a levee at the Holly Treelnn,
in Allegheny, yesterday, and distributed mors
than 100 dinners to theaecerving poor of that
co to make no
Christmas feast, all neatly packed in paper
IN THE CITI CHUECHES.
Churches Handsomely Decorated and
AwnlllnB Crowds of Worshipers.
Nearly all of the city churches of the Prot
estant Kplscopal and Roman Catholic faiths
are providinc f or their congregations very ex
cellent programmes of . festival music In
Trinity P. EL Church an elaborate musical
service will be given. The- decorations of the
Watson-Sproul nuptials remain in the chancel,
and the body of tbe church has been festooned.
Ad Mendorf and the members of tbe Juch
Opera Company will attend the service by invi
tation. At St. Peter's P. E. Church the decorations
are superb, the well-known energies of the
ladies of the congregation having been for
three days directed to that end. At St. An
drew's. St Mark's (Sonthslde) and Emmanuel
Church, Allegheny, special efforts have been
put forth. Calvary Church, in the East End,
has its Interior nearly concealed by floral deco
rations. St John's P. E. Church, of Lawrence
ville, has unusually handsome decorations. The
theme of every discourse will be the "Peace on
Earth, Good Will to Man." familiar by the as
sociations of centuries.
At the Cathedral on Fifth avenue a verv
magnificent mass service will be sung, as well
as at the Pro-Cathedral in Allegheny. The
most elaborate service of the Roman Catholic
churches of the city will be at St Philomena's
in Lawrenceville, where a chorus of 60 voices
and an orchestra of 30 performers will assist
At tbe newly dedicated St Agnes, of Soho, a
strong service will be rendered. Tbe quality
of music at all the churches opening their
aoors is tar in aavance ui me past unnsnnas
A large number of the city church pro
grammes have been already published in The
Despatch. Some supplemental programmes
are given as follows:
Church of the Epiphany Bellevue.
Rev. G. A 3d. Dyess, Rector.
Service Christmas morning at 10:30 o'clock.
The music will be:
lyrie.......... .......... ...... ........Monn
Hvmn 22, "It Came Upon the Midnight
Clear." Hymn 25, "Come Hither, Ye Faith
ful." The children's "treat" will take place at 8
o'clock Christmas evening.
SL Johrit Episcopal CAurcA, corner Main
and Butler streets. Rev. W. N. Webbe, rector.
Order of services and music for Christmas.
Christmas Day, 10:45 A. M.
Processional Hymn 23.
Venite and Glorias Chant.
In troit Anthem. .'..Best
Offertory "Behold I Bring You Good
Hymn........... "Adeste Fldolls"
Gloria in Excelsis...., ...... ."...Plan
Vested choir, assisted by female voices.
Bt. PalricV Roman Catholic, 530 A. si.
Mass No. 12. ...Mozart
Adeste Fidells Novella
Organist and director, Miss M. A Affelbe;
Miss Lillie Reddick, soprano; Miss Mary
Affelbe. contralto; Mr. Frank Mcldon, tenor:
Mr. Edward Young, basso. A chorus of
St. Feler't JR. C. Chapel, Butler, JPa.
First Mass, 6 o'clock.
"Haydn's Mass No.1"
"For Unto Us a child is Born":. Handel
"Adeste Fidelis" Arranged by Novello
Second Mass, 10 o'clock.
Benediction service No. 2 By.R. J.Lamb
HE, EEECH DIKES BIS EMPLOYES
At tbe Seventh Avenge Hotel, and Gives
Each a Parse and Five Dollars.
Mr. William H Keech entertained his em
ployes at the Seventh Avenue Hotel las t even
ing. Tbe, occasion was the annual dinner
which Mr. Keech gives to his men. Forty-two
sat down to dlsculs the savory viands. The
usual compliments were exchanged between
the guests and their entertainer, who Is held in
very high esteem by his employes. Prominent
among those present were: Miss Annie Lynch,
Miss Josephine Grey, Frank Neeper, William
Bristoe,W. E. Guy, John Mason, James Gar
vin, Henry Bicgam, Edward Williams, Colonel
A J. Logan, George Keeeh amd Mr. William
'Martin, ' of Philadelphia. . i As t a ' seasonable
souvenir Mr. Keech presented each of his em
ployes with a parse containing a JS gold piece,
ON THE STREETS.
A Kaleidoscopic View of Fifth Avenue
Fine Menus at the Hotcts The Travel
ing; Public M ultttudlaoas.
In the various offices whence information of
an industrial nature is usually obtainable,
Christmas Ere made Itself very apparent in so
much that business was almost suspended in
favor of preparations for the due celebration,
of what is commonly regarded as the merriest
holiday of the year.
Parcels of all sorts and sizes occupied the
space usually alloted to, ledgers and journals,
awl(lng the arrival of Jhe expressman for de
livery to some expectant friend of the gentler
sex, mayhap or which had just been received
as a seasonable eouvenlr from some well-wishec
at a distance. Many of the occupants had al
ready gone out of town to spend tbe Yule-tide
midst surroundings different to those peculiar
to the routine of everyday life, and those who
L remained were more engaged in considering
now ut w mecft uio niaura ui uivjuuui, yev
ple at home, in the matter of the annual'Dox,'
than in bestowing attention on business details.
'The incursion of people from the country
was very great From an early iour the pro
cession of bundle-bearing heterogeneous hu
manity pursued the uneven tenor of its way
throughout the city, the neighborhood of Fifth
avenue. Market strest and Smlthtield being
especially given over to tbe inroad oi noiiuay
buyers and bargain-seeking excursionists. The
fakirs came out of their obscurltjgftad plied
a lively trade with whistling toys parrots,
cheap toys and dime watches; which on being
pressed discovered the long lost McGiuty.
The hotels have more guests within their
hospitable doors than is usual on this essent
ially home-keeping festival. The Anderson
has double the number of last year's guests,
the Seventh Avenne has a larger house than
usual, the Duquesne was never so full at
Christmas as it is this year and the other hotels
have many guests to cater to.
The Seventh Avenue Hotel willi present a
particularly inviting menu to the appreciation,
of its guests. All the delicacies of tbe season"
find a place on tbe card, which is handsomely
embenisbed with a satin cover showing a
homestead winter scene throuch a frame,
'round which Is entwined tbe emblematic
holly. On the top is tbe old-time legend of a
The Anderson Christmas feast is one that
cannot be excelled, and the particulars are
cleverly concealed by an artistic etching of a
"maiden falre" returning trom some market
The Duqucsne will sustain its reputation for
the excellence of its cuisine, and tbe Hamilton
House will see to the requirements of its pa
trons after its usual fashion.
The number of passengers who filed through
the barriers of the Union depot yesterday after
noon and evening was as large as usual on sim
ilar occasions. To say that every passenger
leaving the depot bad a parcel, in some cases
two or three. Is to refer to a matter of course,
and there were the usual glimpses of side
lights on humanity which are nowhere' to be
met with so frequently and with such variety
as at the railroad terminus here.
The way passenger train. No. 11, discharged
such a load on to the platforms as was never
before seen to descend from an ordinary train
and reinforcements were added to the throngs
that spread themselves along Liberty by the
accommodations as they hauled In. Toward
the late hours the Btation precincts were packed
with people, and tbe bard-worked ticket exam
iners, ushers and specials had their hands full
in seeing that unwary passengers did not board
a Braddock train for delivery at Columbus, or
in other ways getting mixed up out of Beason.
THOSE WHO GOT GIFTS.
Those Who Were 9fn.de Happy br the Be
celpt of Presents.
Themostpatheticas well as peculiarly impress
ive presents to be made to-day was that of a
dead child to her teacher. Little Ruby Davis,
the youngest child of Assistant Controller J. J.
Davis, who .died a. few weeks ago, so often
asked her father what she should give and
when she should buy the Christmas present for
her teacher that it was Impressed upon his
mind, more especially as one of the latest ex
pressed wishes of the child was not to forget
her teacher's Christmas present When that
lady receives a handsomely bound Bible this
morning from her dear little dead pupil, it will
probably be with moist eyes.
Controller Morrow was the recipient ol a
very richly carved easy chair, upholstered in
Russia leather, from the office employes; a
richly mounted,sllver-headed umbrella reached
from William House, of tbe CIlyAttor
office. with many other testimonials of re
gard, while if good wishes had weicht be
would have to charter a special freleht train to
j take tbem home.
Morris Mead, cmei oi tne Jiureau ox Elec
tricity, was most agreeably surprised by the re
ceipt of a magnificent Elgin hunting-cased gold
watch from the attaches of the bureau, the
presentation address being made by John -W.
R. a Elliot Chief of tbe Department of
Charities, received a box of dolls, dressed in
their best suits of clothes, with .the following
Deab Slit "Will you please distribute Christmas
morning tb cse tew dolls to some o f the little folks
that are under your care, and oblige yonrs re
spectfully, Emma J. House.
An opal ring was what astonished Superin
tendent Hamilton, of tbe Allegheny parks, yes
terday. The stone was found by the doner in
Percy F. Smith, the publisher, presented his
employes with turkeys and cigars. This has
been tbe custom in his establishment ever since
he started in business.
In tbe Westinghouse Manufacturing Com
pany's establishment everybody appeared "to
remember everybody else. Robert D. Barry
was presented with a marble clock; Edward
Davis, with a handsome gold-headed cane; Mr.
Jackson and T. Kearney each with a 20-ponnd
turkey; Isaac De Raiser, with a diamond stud,
and Mr. Nolan, a monogram ring; Mr. Bell, of
the armature room, was given a sewing ma
chine. Mr. Patterson made the presentation
Major. Joseph F. Dennlstqn, city treasurer,
filled the bill and the larders of his employes
with 17 turkeys, who must have recret ted tbeir
gobbling propensity which caused their deaths.
as uneTiabormuioiuKicai specimens.
W. K. Ford, delinquent fax collector, will not
be taxed any longer by the requirements of the
ordinary perforated chair. Ho was given a
very elaborate easy chair by tbe clerks In his
office yesterday. Chief Clerk Lewis also was
pleased with the presentation of a very hand
some smoking jacket from his fellow clerks.
Chief Bigelow of tbe Department of Public
Works, was given a thirty-second degree. ,Ma
sonlc jewel by Superintendent George Brown,
of the Water Bureau.
Avery beautiful sealskin sacque was the
resent which Assistant Controller John J.
avis made to his wife yesterdav.
Miss Jic.Cliln, stenographer o'f the Depart
ment of Public Safety, was made the recipient
of a beautif nl gold watch, chain and charm,
from Chief Brown, and a pretty silver mounted
toilet and manicure set from the. clerks ifi the
Controller Morrow yesterday presented a
number of his old newspaper friends with
boxes of cigars.
James E. McCloskey. the well-known boss
roller in Morehead-McCIeane's mill, was
'given a testimonial of the appreciation of his
crew in the shape of a solid silver service.
The teachers of tbe Park school, especially
those of tbe Grammar departments, were agree
ably surprised at being the recipients of a
number of presents from their pupils. Hand
some books seemed to tbe scholars the most
appropriate gifts, and the appreciation ex
pressed by the teachers seemed to testify to the
One of the prettiest Christmas events in the
cltr took place yesterday afternoon at the
wholesalo store of T. C. Jenkins it Co. At tbe
close of the day's work each of the 150 em
ployes of the firm was called to tbo office and
given a handsome present as each man re
ceived his gift he passed by Mr. Jenkins, re
ceiving a hearty handshake and the compli
ments of the season.
The pupils of the Curry Universltypresented
to their principal ana President, Prof. J. C.
Williams, a handsome Sevres vase, standing 10
inches high, a markof their esteem and appre
ciation of his work for tbem rinrfnc tha Tear.
L. L. Morris, of the Morris Foundry Compa
ny, presented a very large crate of oranges to
At 3 r. it. yesterday Coroner McDowell was
presented with a very elaborate gold badge of
office by E. DeRoy. The badge is very unique
as well as being valuable. It is of oral shape
and the face of tbe figures are occupied bv the
county arms, with an inscription around tbe
figure in enamel reading, "Coroner. Allegheny
Comity." Beside this the Coroner received a
gold-beaded cane from the clerical force of his
office, which is a marvel of' carving and orna
mentation. Inspector McAleese, of the Bnreau of Police,
First district received a very handsome shav
ing cop In oxidized silver repousse work, with
brush to match. Assistant Superintendent
Roger O'Mara was also presented with a Simi
lar outfit from Mrs. Gusky.
Louis Su$man presented the "boys" of No.
2 engine houso with a patr of silk suspenders
and six pairs of woolen stockings each.
The; employes of. Frank Fertig, dealer In
builders' supplies at 65 and 67 Sandusky street,
Allecbenv, surprised their employer' by pre
senting him with a gold-headed cane Christmas
Ere. Tbe presentation and speech as made
by his son, Franlr Fertie, Jr., and wasJHeatTed
by Mr. Frank fertig in warm words, thanking
them for the very handsome present, after
which the party adjourned to the Hotel Ell
bourne, where supper was spread and the even
ning spent in social conversation.
A pleasant affair took plate last evening at
the residence of Mr. Henry Leyki on Roberts
street He k tee masgor e-f the Ft Pitt
- ' - - - ', r - -w? s ir"5fl5-?"
Glass works oi SitarMge ue.; a M's
prised by tbe. appearance of IS employes of the
firm, who presented to him a flue gold-headed
cane. The speech of presentation was aside
by Mr. George Leach. For Mr. Leyh a re
sponse was made by Mr. James Mawhianey..
L. s. Jack, of Singer. Nimick & Co., gave
each of his 21 men a turkey.
A CHRISTMAS "CAENITAL.
Thr Pnplls of tbo Grant School Estcrtahi
A Christmas carnival was held at tbe Grant
school yesterday in which the soholars were
the performers and their parents the inter
estedsoectators. -The rooms were thrown open
to the inspection of visitors, and exercises
showing the proficiency of tbe scholars Of the
various rooms, were conducted by the several
teachers. A performance of songs, declama
tions and instrumental music was given in the
auditorium and superintended by Miss Gra
bam, the principal of tbe school. It included a
violin solo by a 13-year old scholar named Sam
uel Radln, a vocal solo by Gyp Palmer, who
was accompanied on the piano by Mary Ed
wards, and a dialogue Dy the pupils of step 12.
The blackboards of the school were nicely cray
oned for the occasion.
That Seems to be About the Gauze ef the
Present December Weather, as Com
pared With Past Years Some Pointers.
"What remarkable weather; will we ever
have a change; did you ever see the like?"
and kindred exclamations are heard every
day from the bon-ton, the middle cjass, and
from the every day go-as-you-please people.
They refer of course to the weather we
have been enjoying for the past three or
four months. Every housewife has been
busy wondering, pondering and speculating
as to whether a day would be wet or dry.
In no instance, recently, have they figured on a
cold day, because cold days have been so rare
tnat no one has had the temerity to prophesy
as to whether a day would be cold or otherwise,
although any. of the numerous weather
prophets are not In the least hesitating about
predicting that we will bave warm weather,
judging, of course, from tbe past
"A green Christmas makes a fat graveyard,"
is a legend which has been annually on tbe lips
of English speaking people since the middle
ages. Although it may not be taken literally,
it causes a great deal of apprehension
among the superstitions and credulous.
Many green Chrlstmases have occurred
without any dire calamity visiting the
community, or the graveyards being un
usually decorated, with new-made mounds.
Tbe weather of the past few weeks has
been remarkably "soft." It has not
been particularly beneficial to lumbermen,
farmers or teamsters, because the roads have
been so bad that heavy loads could not be
hauled through the mud and slush which filled
tbe roads. Bellevlne that a comparison of the
weather statistics for the past ten years, on the
25th of December, would be interesting to the
public, a Dispatch representative called at
tbe Signal Service office last evening.
Mr. Stewart the chief, was away on his vaca
tion, but his place was filled by Mr. Baldwin,
who has been in the United States Signal
Service for the past 10 or 12 years. The follow
ing data was obtained as regards the mean
temperature on Christina Day:
For 1ST! 27: 1SSO. 33: 18SL 42: lSSZ. 37: 1S33. SIM:
ISM. 18: 1SS5. S0: 1836, 23; 1887, 33.7: 1888, 49, and
vesterd&T- the mean tern neratare was 45.6.
Tbe mean temperature for December for the
last 16 years has been S3.2, and the average
rainfall 2.86 inches. The aspect of the weather
for the last 10 years has been as follows:
1879; snowing all day, cold; 1830, snowimrall
day; 1881, pleasant warm; 1882, pleasant; 1883,
snowing slightly: 183L snowing all day: 1885, snow
lnr all, day: 1886, (rtiudr day, snowing; clear
night; 1887, cloudy; 1883, pleasant only a trace of
The mean temperature for the present month
so far has been 43.6. The rainfall has been 2.81,
which is greater than any other month since
the Signal Service office was established in
Pittsburg. It has been the' warmest December
yet recorded in Pittsburg. The lowest mean
temperature was in 1S76, when it was 2.31. The
greatest rainfall was In December, 1S79.
The least rainfall was in 1876, when it aver
aged 0.83 for December. There is a storm in
progress In' Wisconsin and Minnesota which
may reach Pittsburg to-day, but it is liable to
cross the lakes and go into Canada,
H0NEI AND BEAINS.
The Requisites far a Capable Fire Direc
tor for Plitsburs. .
Chief Brown, of the Department of Public
Safety, said last night, in connection with the
chat which he bad with Messrs.- Herbert, Mc
Candless and Patterson, which was wholly In
formal, that he acknowledged the necessity for
a director of the Fire Bureau. There were two
necessaries m this connection, howover," which
he would like to be understood, brains and
money. The former were in tbe market the
latter was not in the appropriations. If the one
is forthcoming the other will be obtainable.
. The position is not clone a responsible one,
but should be adequately compensated, and
when the money is forthcoming the man will be
found. He said this was no reflection upon the
ability of the present force.in the bureau, but
merely a reminder to the public that if It wants
first-class services it should pay. a, first-class
CAUGHT IN A MAN-HOLE.
A Trackman Crushed by a Car While Get
ting; Out of n Conduit.
At 5 o'clock last evening Patrick Connelly, an
employe of the Pittsburg Traction Company,
met with an accident that will probably .cause
him the loss of both his legs. .
Connolly is employed as a trackman, and at
the time mentioned was at work in the conduit
He was just getting out when he noticed the ap
proach of one of the cable cars, but
was unable to escape in time. The car passed
over both his legs, crushing tbem in such a ter
rible manner that they .will probably have to be
amputated. Connelly; who is Si years old, and
lives in Point alley, was removed to the Mercy
Hospital in the patrol wagon.
A JDSTICE ARRESTED.
'Squire Iioughrey Under Bonds for Chas
tising His Constable.
W. C. Meaner made an information against
William Loughrey, a Justice of the Peace at
Coraopolls, yesterday, before Alderman
O'Donnell, charging him with 'assault and bat
tery, pointing and discharging of firearms.
Meanor acted in the capacity of a constable
for Lougbrey and, alleged that on Monday
night the latter met him and accused him of
carrying taies to xougnrey's wiie. A lew
words were interchanged and Meanor affirms
that tbe defendant struck htm on the nose,
blackened both of his eyes and discharged his
revolver at him. Loughrey was arrested and
furnished $500 bail for a hearing on each
charge on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING;
Some Who Travel, Some Who Do Not, and
Others Who Talk.
Governor Arthur Thomas, of Utah, on
his journey homeward, stopped off yes
terday in this Ay to see old friends. He says
that the Mormon political power in Utah is far
from being broken. The Mormon vote in the
Territory is double that of the Gentile vote.
Tbe anti-Mormon victories In Salt Lako City
and Ogden are but oases in tbe desert Gov
ernor Thomas advocates tho appointment by
the United States Government of the im
portant county officers, and has so 'recom
mended in his recent report
Mr. Gheinor, who takes toll at the
north end of the Smlthfield street bridge,
states that never, during his incumbency, did
he see in one night so many people with pack
ages cross the bridge as last night Some car
ried Christmas trees so large that tbey stag
gored under tbeir load, while some staggered
under a load -of another kind. It was eenerallv
a highly good-humored crowd, however.
Two oi the niost noted of Pittsburg's
citizens who went out of town last nigbt were
C. 1. Magee. who traveled down to spend tbe
holidays with his relatives In Ohio, and Alder
man Al. Carlisle, who left for Washington. He
will eat his Christmas dinner at the Ebbit:
"W. V. Taffher, contracting agent bf the
Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railroad in
this city, will spend his CHrlstmas with bis fam
ily in Chicago. , ,
George E. McCague, General Agent of
tho Lako Shore and Michigan Southern road,
will spend Christmas with relatives in Cleve
land. It is proposed to. hold services in Brad
dock on the first' Sunday lu the new year in
honor of the late Capt W. tt. Jones.
Tbe Importation of ChnmBngnc
Into the United States during the last ten
years was 2,451,601 cases, comprising 26 dif
ferent brands, of which over one-fourth was
"Q. H. Mumm's Extra Dry," whose im
ports exceeded that of any other brand by
over 200,000 cases, A Hgaiieant feet.
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THE CONCERTS GO.
Papular Music Will Displace the May
, Festival Next Year.
THE MASSES DBMAHD LOW PUCES.
Exposition Managers Will .Now Cater to the
WHAT ME. LOCKE SAIS OF THE BCHESB
The popular concert idea has struck Pitts
burg like.a thunderbolt That there- will
be no May music festival next year, seems
absolutely certain. This does 'not mean
that the Exposition managers believe that
the May Festival could not be made a suc
cess, but that they have simply decided that
what the great masses want is popular con
certs. The Exposition Society have gone so
far in the arrangements as to practically
justify the assertion thaf a series of concerts
will be given in the main Exposition Sail
for a period of four to six weeks, beginning
early in May.
Manager Johnston visited the Exposition
buildings yesterday afternoon for the pur-,
pose of deciding whether or not arrange
ments could be made for the concerts in the
building. After making a complete exami
nation of the interior of the main hall, he
came to the conclusion that the east end of
the bnilding is most adapted for the purpose
Mr. Johnson's plan is to take ont all of the
stands in tbe upper end of the building, and
erect a stage and sounding board, almost oppo
site the main entrance. There will be no at
tempt at arrangements to-seat the audiences at
first The idea is to give promenade concerts
on tbe same plan as those given in the Chicago
-WITHOUT DEESS SUITS.
With the theatre season closed and a place
provided where people can meet their friends
without any of the stiffness and formality
characteristic of society gatherings, there
seems but little doubt that the concerts will
meet with the approval of the people. There
Is a desire on the part of the Exposition So
ciety managers to give to thejpeople tbe very
best talent, attainable for -the least possible
money. In fact, they have come to the con
clusion that it pays to pater to tbe middle
Manager Johnston stated that any business
man will say: "If I cater entirely for the rich,
I will make few sales. If I cater to the middle
classes, I catch both rich and poor, because the
rich must served." Tbe same Idea applies to
the concert scheme. If the Exposition So
ciety can.f urnish a first-class entertainment at
popular prices the music-loving people of the
higher class will patronize them, and if they
desire an excluslveness about the affair they
will pay a few extra dollars for a box or stall.
Continuing. Manatrer Johnston said; "I
think we bave struck a key note. There Is a
wondertul dirth of music in Pittsburg; and
especially so in the summertime. I know the
Pittsburg people want just what we propose to
give them. In the first place, popular priced
concerts are due them. They must be of a
first-class character or the wealthy will not
have anything to do with them. Our plans
have not assumed definite shape, but I think it
is safe to say that the concerts will be given
early in the summer, before the great mass of
people go away. We will then draw from them
as well as from the' great number of stay-at-homes.
"Pittsburg Is ahead in wealth ana manufact
uring Industries, but is wonderfully back In
the love of music. All the people want how
ever, is a taste, and when they once get that on
the popular idea, they will never be without it
again. I am now satisfied that the orchestral
concerts will be a snecess. later, if the proper
surroundings in the shape of a music hall can
be had, the people can be given something very
WHAT THE MA1TAGEBS SAT.
Mr. John Bindley, or tho Board of Managers,
said: "Tbe Exposition people are tired of high
prices. The feeling is that hereafter the peo
ple shall get at least twice the value of their
money. I believe if the present movement can
be carried out, we can make the working peo
ple of Pittsburg feel that there Is no place in
the world quite as nice as this in which to live.
There is no interest in catering to a class of
people who can afford to nav a htc-h hHca
But when you give the poor people's" first-class
.entertainment at popular prices, you make
good citizens.' . k
Mr. William McCreery, also of the Board of
Managers, thought the idea a good one, and
expressed a hope that the concerts would be a
success. He thought tbe only difficulty now
would be in seating tne audiences.
Mr. S. Hamilton added his good will to the
scheme, and thought the concerts will make a
hit with the mnsic lovers of Allegheny county.
Mr. Charles E. Locke, Miss Emma Inch's
manager, was seen at tbe Grand Opera House
last night He has had considerable experi
ence in the concert and May Festival lino, and
It was thought his opinion would be valua
ble at this .juncture. He expressed the
belief that tbe Pittsburg people would
patronize any worthy musical venture, but
thought especially that tbe popular concerts,
if conducted properly, would be successful.
He said that prices are about the same in Pitts
burg as they are East This statement how
ever, does not exactly tally with that of some
others, who say that Thomas' Orchestra can be
heard in New York, and Seldel's at Brighton
Beach, any summer evening for 25 cents, while
it costs the Pittsburger SI for the same pleas
ure. The concerts will be attempted next year as
an experiment, at least, and if they prove suc
cessful an effort will be made to have the Music
Hall erected next fall and the concerts will
then be continued annually.
MANGLED BI A WHEEL
John Blckcrstnff Sleets With a Fatal Acci
With the left side of his' face and head
crushed in, a deep cut on the left temple, and
the scalp torn on .the right side ot the skull,
John Bickerstaff was the latest victim to a
bursting emery wheel, and laid last night on
the morgue table.
He worked at the Springfield Foundry, on
Smallman street between Thirty-second and
Thirty-third streets, and was taken to the
West Penn Hospital, where he died about 6 P.
jr. He was a single man, aged about 30 years,
and lived on Thirty-second street.
ALL WAS F0EGITEN.
A Young Man So Plastered He Mistakes a
850 for a 8100 Bill.
Yesterday a young man entered the County
Treasurer's office and asked to have a $100 bill
changed. The change was given him and
when he was gone James Monasters found he
had but a S30 bill.
He followed the young man to Crafton
where tbe $50 was returned, and the young man
said he had wanted It changed to pay for a
marriage license, and was so "flustered" be
didn't know what he was doing. All was for
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED. '
Incidents of a Day In Two Cllles Condensed
for Ready Reading.
Aldkeman C. O'Donneil has filled the
position of magistrate in tbe Ninth ward for 20
years, and he proposes to become of ace in it
He will run again in the spring, and Is willing
for fl' menus to postpone tneir unnstmas
gifts until Februiry and then bring them in In
Sevett-tiibei deaths occurred in the city
for the week ending on Saturday. Pireumonla
caused 7: bronchitis. "3: consumption. 7: diph
theria, 2; croup, 2; typhoid foyer, 7. There were
24 deaths in tbe Old City: Southside, 18; East
End, 17. Six were over 80 years.
Ehobt Godfrey was yesterday committed
to Jail, in default of 51,000 ball, for court on a
charge of felonious assault preferred by Will
lam King. The offense consisted In Godfrey's
stabbing tbe prosecutor in the eye with a knife
during a dispute.
Geouge W, Crawford, Assistant Cashier
of tho Diamond National, Bank, will eat his
Christmas dinner at home, as he wants' to get
acquainted with his daughter, a new arrival in
the Crawford family.
MBS. Wiixtam OiimiB fell down an ele
vator shaft in Fleming 4 Hamilton's tinning
establishment yesterday about noon, and sus
'talned a fracture of the thigh.
John MoPbebsox, a puddler'at Singer,
Nimick fc Co.'s mill, West End, was severely
burned abont the face and neck yesterday
morning by a flash of metal.
The exterior ot tne new police station in the
Thirty-sixth ward,- has been finished, and
work commenced on the interior of the build
ing. Henbt Evakb was committed to jail yester
day on a charge-of selling liquor witaoat
Uceace, made by Kate Wallace.
f JiDWABf IS IttSBTf i
Calfatahaa Ses4s a Bitter Letter; is J4e
Arehbald aad Aldermen Fuller
Powderly Defied (o Brtoa
Scbaktok, December 24. Edward Chi-
.laghan,. who has achieved so ranch notoriety
through his efforts to have General Master
"Workman T. V. Powderly arrested, evinces
a disposition to turn the vials ot his wrath
upon the heads of the judiciary of this sec
tion. The dispatches from Callaghan which
were published this morning were followed
by a letter to-day, bearing on the same sub
ject. The missive was directed, to "Judge
Archbald, J. P.," but the .contents were'
addressed to Alderman Fuller. The com
munication was written on letter heads bear-,
ing the imprint of the House of Representa
tives at Harrisburg, and was further empha
sized by the affixing of a special delivery
stamp to the envelope. It reads as follows:
Scottbaxoe, Pa, December 23.
Alderman I. Fuller. Scranton, jf a.:
My Deab SlBr Your failure to Indorse the
warrant for the arrest of T. V. Powderly is a
flagrant violation of yonr oath of office. The
charge Of conspiracy, is specific and is clearly
and distinctly set forth in the information
made before 'Squire Kener, of Greensburg;
Fa. This is the charge in substance:
1 charge T. V. Powderly, John B. Byrne and
Peter Wise of falsely and full maliciously con
spiring to injure my reputation and business.
Can you make the crime of consnlracy more
specific than that? Tcan prove tbe charge, and
as for Mr. Powderly! bringing countercharges
against me, tell him I will be only tod glad to
confront a scoundrel like him. If the warrant
for his arrest was in accordance with my sworn
information, I shall hold you and'Jndge Robert
W. Archbald responsible for obstructing an
officer in the discharge of bis sworn duties.
Yours, eta. Edward Oallaohan.
I enclose a newspaper clipping containing an
account ot your decision, also Judge Arch
bald's. It is shameful to both if it is true.
RESULT OP A DfiUNEEN AFPBAT.
Two Lives Sacrificed and a Of ob How Hunt
ing; tor the murderer.
Dotes, Del., December 24. A drunken
affray which cost two lives happened at
Hartley, a small town in this county, near
the . Maryland line, this aiternoon. Fred
Maas and Alexander Dill, who run a wheel
wright and blacksmith Shop at Hartley, this
afternoon were carousing there with several
friends, among whom were George Peterson
and John Hovey, of Dover. Peterson, who
is also a blacksmith, taunted Maas with the
assertion that he did not know bis business.
This angered Maas and he struck Peterson,
and a general fight ensued. Peterson cut
Maas with a razor, the bladepassingthrough
his left lung. Peterson also slashed Dill's
throat in a fearful manner. Maas died in a
few minutes and Dill is dying.
Peterson made his escape to the woods,
and it is thought is now in the forest of the
Maryland side. Scouting parties with
torches, dogs and shotguns are scouring the
woods to-night, and the friends of the mur
dered men swear they will shoot Peterson
on sight Uovev, who was with Peterson,
was badly hurt during the fight, but has
. THOUGHT SHE WAS A SLATK
A Colored Woman Brines Salt Against an
Estate for Long; Service.
Kansas Cixr.December 24. An unique
case was decided in the Probate Court of
Copoper county to-day. It was that of a
colored woman who has just discovered that
she is a free woman, and not 'a slave, and
she brought suit against her late master's
estate for $1,400 wages. At the commence
ment of the war Joseph Hickham, now the
wealthiest and most influential farmer in
the county, bought a negress slave in the
market and took her to the farm as a sew
ing maid. Since that time she has never
been allowed to go beyond the bounds of tbe
farm, and in her petition she alleged that
she had not been permitted to hold con
verse with any oi her race and none of the.
family were ever permitted to tell her the
results of the war.
When her old master died three weeks
ago she rap away toBooneville, and while
'there she learned that tne slaves-bad been
emancipated and that she was a free
woman. She told her story to the lawyer
and he Drought suit. The Court decided
for the plaintiff to-day and allowed one-half
the amount claimed.
FEANCE IS A MONARCHY,
And King Influenza Is Enjoying a Kelgn of
' -Absolute Power.
Pabis, December 24. The epidemic
reigns and rages. The conference of law
yers which was to have convened-yesterday,
did not, because the majority .of the speakers
were ill. Beports from Berlin are to the
effect that there is no abatement of the evil
there. In Brunswick it has assumed a ma
lignant type, and there have been many
deaths. At Frankfort it fs increasing. The
tramways have ceased operations because
the employes are all ill. At Munich the
cases are increasing. The theaters announce
that the programmes of the plaj are not to
be depended on, as the illness of actors may
make it necessary to change the names at
any moment, or even to change the piece.
At Antwerp the disease is increasing, but
it is diminishing among both the garrison
and tbe people at Amsterdam. It has ap
peared at Dordrecht among the soldiers and
sailors and in the factories. It is very seri
ous in the barracks at Brussels, and half the
carbineers and grenadiers of the corps des
guides are ill.
DtlPBAUDED HIS SWEEMEAET.
A Lover Appropriates 81,090 Given HIsa
to Purchase Mining Stock.
Walpole, Mass., December 21 Abont
a year ago Charles Metcalfcame to this
town from California and subsequently be
came engaged to Miss Sarah NickersoD, of
Lynn; who was the guest of a wealthy resi
dent of the town. He interested her in a
mining scheme and induced her to intrust
him with $1,000 with which to purchase the
stock in Chicago.
The stock failing to materialize an inves
tigation followed, which is said to have
proven the ialsitv of Metcalfe representa
tions, and he has been arrested
ANOTHER UNBOWfi KILLED.
A P., V. it C. Train Bans a Man Down Near
About 850 o'clock yesterday morning an un
known man was killed on the P., V. & C. Ball
road, near Baldwin station. He was taken to
the morgue. The man was apparently 65 years
of age, wore a short gray beard and hair, and
was dressed In brown and black striped trous
ers, a blue diagonal coat and cheviot shirt.
Row With a Rough.
Constables Doit and Parker, of McKeesport,
were involved in a terrific struggle with a
touch they were arresting. All were covered
with blood, and it is thought Doit was badly
OrEK Christmas Day to close out holi
day goods at cost silk mufflers, dolls, ladies'
wrappers, tea gowns, newmarkets, girls
cloaks, dresses and infants wear. Busy
Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Their friends (the public), Hendricks Ss
Co., 68 Federal st, Allegheny, will have
their photograph gallery open all day Christ
mas. Nesv Wall. Papers.
All the newest and best designs in the
market at Crumrine, Bane & Bassett's, 416
V. Ltixz & Sox's ale and porter are sea
sonable and healthful beverages for this
time of year. Office and brewery, Spring
Garden ave., cor. Chestnut st.
The largest-variety at M. Seibert & Co.'s,
Allegtway CUy. , &"?.
m Iwiiifc to little Patrick Mter
soa's ChristMS ExcBrsio.,
HEAVY IIA&TS: IX ONE I0IE;
ACWI4 Separate-Frm Its Holier WaH
den. In t a atk Trap.
DISC0TKIB SI. I0UNG FLAXMATIS
The finding of the dead body.of 9-year-old
Patrick Maaterson, in an old well on the
property of ft man named Todd, on Hazel
wood avenue, yesterday morning about It
o'clock, wM"agTleveBs ending of a child's
holiday excursion to a down-town store, and
brings a sad Christmas to one household.'
On Monday afternoon Mrs. Patrick Mas
terson, of Soath. Thirty-fourth x and Carson
streets, went to Casey's store, taking with
her her little son. They had not been at the
place long before the ltttle fellow became
lost in the thronz., Mrs. Macterson searched
for him until she became convinced that she
would be unable to find him in the crowd,
when she went to police headquarters ana noti
fied the authorities of the occurrence.
During' Monday night- and at a very early
hour on Tuesday morning, the boy's father
called at the Twenty-eighth ward station to in
quire whether any tidings had been heard of
bis son. He was told that no news bad been
received, but he was dissatisfied and came over
to Inspector McAleese's office, where be re
peated his Inquiry, receiving the same answer.
yOUITD AT LAST.
These visits to the police were kept up with
the same result until" yesterday afternoon,
when the police were notified that the dead
body of a boy answering the lost boy's descrip
tion had been found in a well on Hazelwood
OUU1D U(UD IIMUID UUtJU & ETOUp OX CUUUTGL!
flaying about the rear end of the Todd lot
found the boy sticking in tbe mud. Tbe boy's
neaa was oniy partiauy anove tne dirt, but a
lew minutes' work with hooks broughtthe body
to the top of the ground, and it was taken to
Flannery's undertaking rooms. When cleaned
they saw the remains were those of a boy 8 or 9
years old. dressed in dark clothing; black stock
ings and laced shoes. His bead was uncovered
when first discovered, and no trace of any hat
or cap could be found.
The only mark about the bod v wan a rmt on th n
cbin which was probably made by contact with
tbepalings that ware placed over the fatal welL
but only partially covering It The news of the
finding of the remains was communicated at
oncetotheMastersonswho viewed the body
shortly afterward at Flannery's stable and
identified it as that of their son.
HOW DID HE GET THEBZ.
No one knows positively how the boy got into
the well or how he canre to be in that vicinity,
but the presumption is that the little fellow,
when he became lost from his mother at
Qnsky's, wandered about Until he struck the
river which he followed as far as
Hazelwood. Tbe supposition is that
he took that route to reach Jones & Langh
lln's bridge that crosses the river at South
Thirtieth "street About dark on Monday
evening a boy of his appearance was seen
trad cine aloncr a considerable distanca ahnrn
where he met his death, but as he did not ask
any questions about, the road and did not ap
pear to be in distress "ho attention was paid to
him. It is thought that he. did not discover
that he bad gone-far out of his way until after
dark when he sought to return by the road he
come, but became bewildered and wandered
around until he walked Into the place where
his body was found. Tbe bOy met bis death
very quick, or else made no outcry when he
fell into tbe death hole, for no cries were heard
by the family who occupy the bouse at the
other end of tbe lot. -
The remains will be removed to the home of
his parents this morning, and an Inquest held
by Acting Coroner Berry, who will make a com-
filete inquiry' into all the circumstances of the
ad's death, although no suspicion of foul play
is entertained by anyone.
Get Your Tea Fer Cent.
Our Christmas present to our natrons is
cash. "We don't believe in giving them
worthless toys, like some firms do who place
it on the price of the goods. "We shall give
a cash return of 10 per cent on every article
bought at onr store up till noon to-day. "We
have about 150 of those Daisy overcoats left
at 'flO, worth) $23. Store closes 12 o'clock?
noon, to-day P. C. C. C. ' "
Cor.Grant and Diamond sis., opp. the new
Court House. .
Fbauenheim: & Vilsack's ale and
porter are superior beverages. Call for
them. All dealers" keep them. Or order
direct 'Phone 1186.
Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, Dullness, Heaviness, '
Lack of Appetite, Constipation,
all indicate that you need a few doses
'of the genuine
Dr. McLaners Celebrated
They strengthen the weak and purify the
They are prepared from the purest
materials and put up with the great
est care by
Be sure you get the genuine. Count
erfeits are made in Bt Louis.
DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, WATCHES,
CUT GLASS NOVELTIES.
A stock of superior excellence and design.
E. P. RDBEBTS i BDN5,
CORNER PD7TH AVE. AND MARKET ST.
Never fail to cure.-
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES.
the great European remedy against all
.COTjqHS AND' HOARSENESS.
Sold by all Druggists.
Small boxes, 25c; large boxes, SOc.
CIGAR CABINETS FOR CHRISTMAS
gifts, hermetically sealed, so as to preserve
tbe cigars fresh and moist from heat of natural
gas. For sale by JOHN A. RENSHAW
& CO., Fancy Grocers, cor, Liberty and Ninth
CLEAR HAVANA CIGARS-A FBESH AR
RIVAL" jast in. Tbe best clear for$7per
hundred; qualitv guaranteed. For sale by
JOHN A. RENSHAW fc CO.,
Fancy Grocers, comer Liberty and Ninth
streets, ' de4-ws.
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TUbo for Progress
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Washihokht, December 24.-ealffbr; -the
twenty-second annual conventiosTof'the
National-American Suflrage Assoclatio'to
be held In- this city comm racing jfebruaryt
18, has been issued. The dccuSeatW
signed by Elizabeth Cady StantbnMay;. ,
"Wright Sewell,Jane H. SpoffordEacoerf
Foster Avery. "William Dudley I'oulk'eVf .
Lucy Stone, Margaret.W. Campbell, Jnliai
"Ward Howe and Henry B. Blaetwill;
Among other things tbe address says: Jpifef; .
This convention should be one of the deepeK
interest to all American women, coming as"Mtf
does in the midst of so many historic evenuTifiS
which mark the life of this nation. We havesi,
just celebrated, in 1889,100 years of constftu-." ;:-,
tlonal government; tbe coming Congress opens 'J 4g
the second century of our national life; and la '
1892 we round out 400 years since Columbus dbv 3J
covered America. The memories of the great 3
events of the past should inspire women with
increased love- of country, and arouse them
to a sense of their duty In helping to matnta
our free institutions. '
While four great States just admitted to the
Union have freely discussed woman's right of .a
suffrage in their conventions, they have all .
failed to Incorporate it in their constitutions. i
Nevertheless, tbe. steps of progress already
achieved should encourage the timid and stim
ulate the brave to renewed efforts. The con
cessions made in the world of work, the trades
and professions; in tle department of educa-'
Hon, opening colleges and universities; In the
civil status of woman, securing to wives their
rights of property and many other individual
responsibilities denied under the old common
law; school suffrage iasbcteen States, munici
pal suffrage in Kansas, and, best of an, full
suffrage in Wyoming Territory, where, after
20 years' experience, equal franchise has just
ueen suominea to dou mew ana women,
and has been Incorporated in tbe new Consti
tution by a vote of 8 to L
AU these steps of progress herald anew day
for woman. But let us remember that these
are so many privileges which those who gave
may take away unless women have some repre
sentatives In the councils of the nation. Wo
are not secure until we bave tbe ballot in our
own hands, that pivotal right of citizenship by
which we can protect what we already possess
or may attain.
The winter term Curry University be
gins January 2. Day and evening sessions:
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