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WD OFFICE MAUDS
e i .
le Questionable Methods of Secur
ing a Talnable Patent.
EEVERAL SUSPICIOUS FEATURES.
Investigation Which Will Disclose
frand or Negligence.
IH ATTOENEIB ABE GEE ATLI EXCITED
Eepatatlt PracflUoien Drama ProtttUon to Their
A fraudulent patent for valuable Iron
lands near Dnluth is being investigated.
The facta show dishonesty or grots negli
gence. The matter has caused quite a sen
sation. Washington, December 25. The in
vestigation new in progress in the General
land Office in relation to the fraudulent
patent for valuable iron lands near Dulnth
is nearly completed, and the testimony taken
shows either a fraud unparalleled in the
history, of the office or inattention, care
lessness and incompetency amounting
almost to criminality. It shows beyond
question that the entry of this land was ex
amined and approved for patent by Doug
las, the clerk in charge of such natters,
-while a controversy involving the same
land was pending before the Secretary, and
while a written protest and caveat against
the patent, signed by James K. Bedding
ton, representing adverse claimants, was
actually lying before him with the other pa
'It is further shown mat
after the entry
had been bo approved it was, at the request
o? liu:her Harrison, attorney for Hartman
and Mallet, taken out of its regular order
and sent to the patenting division of the
office, where it was rushed through to patent
in four days, ahead of thousands of other
cases entitled to patent in regular order, and
ahead of hundreds of such patents actually
written out and ready for signature.
It further appears that the patent was re
corded instantly upon iU delivery to the
parties interested; and that several convey
ances were also recorded with evident intent
to put the record title in the hands of ostensi
ble third parties. During the progress of the
investigation it was shown that MaUett.' al
though represented by two "Washington at
torneys, Harrison and Seymour, has been
liere in person almost constantly since last
March, and although his presence at the in
vestigation was demanded by the opposing
attorneys and requested by the Commission
er, his attorneys refused to produce him as a
witness or to allow him to be sworn. He
lias himself, as shown by the testimony,
carefully avoided the Investigation rood.
The defense set up by Mallett and his
attorneys is that they made a mistake and
that they were seeking another patent in
stead of the one in question, and to sustain
this assertion they produce a telegram in
which it is claimed 'there was a mistake
.in transmission. But the employe who,
under the direction of her superior,
landed the case to the patent-writer, tes
tified that this telegram was not presented
to the office until long after the case was in
the hands of the patent-writer, and that the
telegram had nothing to do with the ques
tionable proceedings. This employe testi
fied farther that the cse was advanced
upon a list presented by Harrison upon
which this case was especially noted. Har
rison produced a list purporting to be the
one in question, but upon examination it
ehowed mutilation, and the employe above
referred to and the Recorder of the General
land Office both swore that neither in size
nor substance was it the original list pre
sented to them.
aA GKAVE QUESTION.
'The grave question now, aside from the
punishment of an of the ofienders within
official reach, is how the title thus fraudu
lently obtained can be reclaimed by the
Government. A patent once signed and
recorded, is beyona executive power or con
trol; and can only be cancelled by the Gen
eral Land Office" with the consent of I he
patentee. After the discovery of the fraud,
and after the commissioner had telegraphed
to the local offices not to deliver the
patent, it was returned by Hartman and
Mallett. But they refused to con
cent to its cancellation except upon terms;
and as they put several conveyances on
record subsequent to its return, it is probably
impossible to vacate the fraudulent title
without suit by the United States under di
rection ot the Attorney General.
This, it is believed,' will be one result of
the investigation. What will be done in
other direction's remains to be seen. The
exposure ot this scandal has greatly excited
attorneys and others interested in land mat
ters. If such operations are possible, there
is no security for honest claimants or repu
table attorneys, and an emphatic demand is
wade lor protection in future by a thorough
reorganization of the personnel and change
in 'the methods of the office.
HE IS BT0PP1KG 1H TOWN.
A Gentleman Wbmg Name IIn Been
Everyone' Month is Now In tbla City.
At about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
Harry J. TJiam, the popular clerk of the
Central Hotel, occupied his usual station
' behind the counter in the hotel corridor en
veloping himself in the clouds from a fra
grant cigar, and contemplatively regarding
the approach along the lobby of a man.
The progress of this particular representa
tive of humanity was slow and tortuous and
uncertain. He felt on either side of him
for the friendly assistance of the wall, and
when at length he reached the edge of the
counter and stood revealed in the waning
light, it could be seen that be was soaked,
much soaked. But why? The day was
"bright and lovely. The sun had done his
duty, and chasing away the" clouds, shone
down upon the earth with midsummer
4 vigor. The people who thronged the tbor-
onghfares were full of spirits partly innate,
, occasionally paid for, and sometimes bor
rowed but, of any other suspicion of
' moisture there was none, absolutely none.
Mr. 171am regarded the apparition, and the
very vet gentleman regarded him and
"I've (hie) come back."
"Glad to see you. Wish to register?"
"Yes, feel (hie) wet; would like (hie) go
-"All right front. Yon seem rather
'.'Yes. been down at the bottom" but
here 'the bell bov introduced his arm
within that of the moist one, and when,
Harry TJlam whirled round the register and
glanced at it be fonnd inscribed thereon:
DOING SOHE TALL HUSTLBG.
St. LosU Appealing ta All States for the
World Fair In IBM.
Sr. Louis, December 25. The St Louis
Congressional Committee on the World's
XVilr isuot sifting idly by, while Chicago,
2few York and Washington work for the
prize. One of the latest means of appealing
for votes in Congress is a circular addressed
personally to citizens of New Hampshire,
by Trof. S. Waterhonse, formerly of that
State, asking them to urge their Congress
men to vote for St Louis. Among the
reasons advanced for their votes, Prof,
s 'Waterhonse says:
- To Insure the success of a World's Fair held
r upon Its own grounds, St, Louis will exert all
'its energies. Its citizens hare already raised
'a guarantee fund of 5,000,000. Tie sobscrip-
. Tlous are obligations mat -can be enforced n
law. Its pnblloepltited capitalists are even
y, jgiuwji wjuuniv vucu yriuccjj coainuuuona.
i n this tournament ot knicbtly rivals, the cal-
gantry of St. Louis Is cnlvalrfc It if hoped
xnat we Bravery wnicnaeaervet, will also win,
.the Fair. A recognition of Just claims weald
MHtredJj award the honor to our metropolis.
Country Bend Were Baa aa4 m Railroads
Were Largely FatreatoetL
Christmas, in localities contiguous to the
city, yesterday presented few features re
sembling its old-time observance. As a
rule the granger doesn't look upon the day
as one to be regarded by religious observ
ance, unless he be ot the high-church party,
but regards it as one of hilarity, if he regard
it at all.
The juvenile portion, ea masse, consider
it as a day for a frolic, aad observe t ac
cordingly. As the railroads generally aolfi
excursion tickets, the bucolio youth within
easy reach of the city came in to see the
sights, as they year by year become less enam
ored of simple and healthy recreation, and
the chase of the rabbit, or rather -hare, and
other game, shooting matches, etc., possess
less attraction than formerly. Under the
last amendment of the game law, also, the
quail is no loafer allowed, to be shot on
Christmas, and the pot-hunter, unless pro
vided with a ferret, had a poor chance to
secure bunnie, as there was bo snow in which
he could be tracked. In some places
marksmen contended for turkeys, and the
dice box and cards also came into requi
sition, but an inspection of the throngs
which landed from the various trains
showed that the city, with its processions,
theatrical matinees,' saloons and miscella
neous spectacular panorama, had more at
traction for the unsophisticated producer of
the staff of life than simple home joys.
If any demoralization resulted, the road
supervisors are largely responsible there
for, as the country churches are only rea
sonably accessible to people who can travel
on stilts. A trip through the rural dis
tricts shows fences and buildings plastered
with mud splashed by the passage of horses,
and as Solomon says, "The merciful man
regardeth the life of his beast," so the
farmer had exense for not forcing his horses
through the mud to church in a temperature
more 'befitting September than December,
even if by substituting a trip to the city on
half rates, he went home half-seas over.
There was one thing noticeable, however,
at least it was frequently remarked,and that
was that there was comparatively little
drunkenness exhibited on the streets. It
wasn't explained, however, on the ground
of a growth in sobriety, but by the fact that
the atmosphere was so delicious that the
saloon was largely shorn of its attractions.
BROKE THE P. a RECORD.
Xmu Pnckugei Agerecated Nearlr Three
Tons More Than Lnit Tear Tired Car
riers WIio Subsidized an Express Wagon.
The five days preceding Christmas were
the busiest days in the history ot the Pitts
burg Fostoffice. Commencing with Wed
nesday, the 18th instant, the package
business commenced to boom, and from that
day until Tuesday crening a total of 20,867
pounds of Christmas presents had been de
posited with TJncle Sam for delivery. This
statement does not include the letters and
papers, only the Christmas packages.
Monday's business was the heaviest The
amount handled was 6,250 pounds. The
business for the five days preceding Christ
mas last year amounted to 16,070 pounds.
This shows an increase of 6,797 pounds for
this vear over last The letter mail during
the Christmas season was no heavier than it
has been all month, and there were but lew
Christmas cards sent through the mails.
The craze seems to have almost entirely died
out The Pittsburg people seem to have
adopted the. sensible idea of sending some
thing of valne for a Christmas present, as
nearly all of the packages indicated hat
their contents were of such a character.
Notwithstanding the large increase In the
business, there was no increase in the force
of clerks in the office, and the mail matter
was handled without delay in any depart
ment The grand culmination in the work of
delivery came yesterday morning. In the
East End district the number and weight of
the packages paralyzed the carriers. They
were already roundshouldered and knock
kneed from the immense loads of the pre
vious days and they did not care to incur
cerebro-spinal-menlngitis by staggering un
der such leviathan burdens. So they
clubbed together and subsidized a delivery
wagon. One nan drove and several deliv
ered, and. the work of distribution was
quickly and methodically accomplished.
HALF WAX ABOUND.
Nellie BIy la nt Canton Two Days Ahead of
A cablegram was received by Mr. Coch
rane, brother of 'Nellie BIy," yesterday,
stating she had arrived at Canton on her
trip around the world just two days ahead
of time. It is not certain what time she
will arrive in Pittsburg, but she will pass
through the city on her way back to New
York, and she is expected here in February,
previous to which she will have a reception
from the newspaper men of Sac Francisco
and St Louis.
The co-workers of Miss Cochrane are pre
paring a reception for the plucky little
woman when she reaches 'Pittsburg. It
must necessarily be brief, but none the less
cordial in bidding her godspeed to beat
Jules Verne and the opposition lady, who is
also doing the circumnavigation act
Hev to Cnre n Cold.
Dr. I. Racier, of Fulton, Kan., says: "I
have been practicing medicine for 27 years.
Many times I have prescribed Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy and do not believe it
has an equal in the market" It is a certain
cure for conghs, colds and hoarseness. It is
a splendid expectorant It contains no
opinm, chloroform or any injurious sub
stance, 60 cents per bottle. Sold by E. G.
Stuckey, Seventeenth and Twenty-fourth
streets, Penn avenue and corner Wylie ave
nue and Fulton street, by Markell Bros.,
corner Penn and Franks town avenues, by
Thee, E. Ihrig, S610 Fifth avenue and by
Carl Hartwig, Butler street, Pittsburg, and
in Allegheny City, by E. . Heck, 72 and
194 Federal street, and Thomas E. Morris,
corner Hanover and Preble avenues, Fred
H. Ejrcers, 172 Ohio street; F. H. Egsers &
Son, Ohio and Chestnut streets. TTSu
To-Day, To-Morrow nnd Saturday
Are positively the last three days that my
store will be open. What I bave left I will
sell at just half price. Ladies wanting im
mense bargains in corsets,gloves and hosiery
most come at once. F. Schoknthal,
612 Penn ave.
6, fc B.
"What do yon mean" selling such dress
goods at 60c? giving the dress goods men
something to do, and yon bargains that
you'll appreciate between Christmas and
New Tear's. Boaos & Buhl.
Fratjenheim & Yixsack's ale and
porter are superior beverages. Call for
them. All dealers keep them. Or order
direct 'Phone 1186.
Canvas Wall Hangings.
A full line of these very desirable goods.
They must be seen to be appreciated.
Cbumeine, Baits & Hassett,
416 Wood st
No Mailer new Great the Rosa
At Aufrccht's Elite Gallery the work will
not be slighted. Call early for sittmes.
Bring baby. Cabinets $1 00 per dor. 616
Market st, Pittsburg.
We are going ont of the book business,"
and we are going oat at ob Mcrificepricec
that will do it this Beraiag.
Bogos & Buhl.
Cabriaoe robes at half price during our
clearing sale. Huctrs & Hacke.
Tax most healthful -wiWr driaks are ale
and porter. Z. WaiawrigaA A Ce.'s brew Is
tkebttt, Teiofhiac WW. , xrsa
WHERE THEY SETTLE.
An interesting AaaljBls of Onrlm
migratioa From Europe.
THOSE COSING TO THE E5TST0M
Are Coajesecl Mainly of the "Welsh, Hun
garians aad Belgians.
WHAT THEIE MFLO!MESTS ASE
An! Why so Many of Them Drift U the Hew Farms
of the Northwest.
Immigrants 'colonize' and are clannish,
even In America. An analysis of their ten
dencies in this direction is Interesting. The
most industrious of those who do not seek
the farms of the great Northwest drift into
Nrw Yobs', December 25. It is inter
esting to observe how the different national
ities that make up the stream of immigrants
which lands on onr shores have a certlin
tendency to cluster in colonies. This is
partly due to a desire to associate with
friends or at least with people of the same
language and the same interests, partly also
to the fact that certain places are better fit
ted for men ot a certain class. Of course in
dividuals of almost every nationality are
scattered almost all over the United States,
but still, with the exception oX the English,
Irish nnd Germans, who are about leqnally
divided among the different States, the dif
ferent nationalities prefer some certain
The Welsh immigrants, most of whom
are miners, go chiefly to Pennsylvania,
where their headquarters seem to be around
Scranton. At this place, during the win
ter. Welsh performances are given at a
The Scandinavians generally go the
Northwestern States. The Dakotas, per
haps, get the largest share of them, al
though Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan,
Iowa and Minnesota also get a part Few
of them are skilled laborers or artisans, so
most engage in farming. The Danes of late
have largely gone to Nebraska, and the
Finfanders seem to find in the forests of
Michigan and Northern Ohio occupations
and a climate which suit them exactly.
THEEE CIiASSES OF ITALIANS.
The Italians may be divided in three class
es. Those who are merely common laborers,
and who come chiefly from around Naples to
work on railroads, as street cleaners, etc,
for a large part stop in -New York or its
viclhity; from here they are then
sent by their bosses, or padrone, all over
the country, wherever railroads are being
built From northern Italy comes a large
number of miners, who chiefly go to the coal
mines in Illinois or Michigan, or the
mines of Arizona, Colorado and
Montana. This class of people is of
mnch higher intelligence than the
first-class. Then a great many farmers and
winegrowers from Northern Italy gd to Cali
fornia. To that Stave also go many French
farmers from the departments of Gascogne
and Basses Pyrenees, as well as a few Swiss
farmers. Otherwise the Frenchmen, if they
do not settle in New York, mostly go to New
Orleans or French Canada, while the Swiss,
among whom there are many dairymen and
silkweavers, chiefly settle in this vicinity.
The Hebrews, lrom Bnssia, Poland, Aus
tria or Kouraania, for the largest part settle
in New York. More than half of them are
tailors, about one-third peddlers and the
rest are divided among the different trades.
BUSSIANS, HTTNG ASIANS AND BELGIANS.
Of genuine Bussians only a few emigrate
to this country. Dnring the later years a
great many German Bussians, whose fore
fathers about a hundred years ago emi
grated from WurtemburgtoiBussia have
come to this country. They still keep up
their German language, traditions and cus
toms, and are all farmers. Most of them go
to Dakota. They are large and powerfully
built men, and when they come in their
sheepskin overcoats, with a row of children
following them, all clad )n the same way,
they form a picturesque sight
From the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy
come the Slavaks, Poles and Hungarians,
most of whom go to Pennsylvania, where
they work in the coal mines or coal yards;
the Bohemians, who go to the vicinity of
Buffalo and Pittsburg; the Tyroles, the
Dalmatians, the Kroatians and Moravians,
who generally settle in Pennsylvania,
The Hollanders go .to Paterson, N. $., or
to Wisconsin, where their headquarters is
Green Bay, or to Iowa or Michigan. The
Belgians are eitbefof-Flerajsh or French
origin. The former are chiefly farmers and
go to the same places where the Hollanders
go, while the French-speaking Belgians are
almost all either glassworkers or miners.
The former go to the coal mines of Illinois
or Pennsylvania, the latter chiefly to Taren
tum or Pittsburg.
ICELANDEBS, ARMENIANS AND GEEEKS.
Most of the Icelanders go to Manitoba;
there is also a colony of them in Bayreville,
N. J., where they; work m the brickyards.
The Armenians, of whom a good many
have arrived lately, are like the Arabs,
peddlers or tradesmen, in which case they
stay in New York, or they are silk-weavers,
and stay in New York or the neighboring
New Jersey towns, or they are common
laborers. The last named almost without
exception go to Worcester, Mass., where a
large number of them are employed in wire
The Greeks have dnring late years begnn
to crowd the Italians out of the frnit and
flower selling trade in New York; some of
them also go West and South, where they
compete with the Italians in the work on
It may be safely asserted that those who
maintain that the class ot immigrants has
deteriorated during the last decade or two
have not given the immigrant question a
close study.- If there has been anvchange
in late years it has been for the better and
not for the worse
Fifty, pairs slightly soiled country
blankets at 40 percent reduction to close
quickly. HTJGTJS & HACKS.
Over 200 People Photogrnphrd
YesterdajatAnfrecht's Elite Gallery, 616
Market st., Pittsburg. Good work tells the
Its superior excellence proven In millions ot
homes lor more than a quarter of a century.
Itlsnsed by the United State Government.
Indorsed by the heads of the great universities
as the Strongest Purest and most Healthful
Dr. Price's Cretm Baking Powder does not
contain Ammonia, Lime of Alum. Sold only
laeas. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
XKWTOBK. CHICAGO. ST. IA5UI3.
A CATS 11.
Aaaltloaal Optical AM draa t
Hatter Irwla, of the Lake Brie.
Depot Master Irwin, of the FittsfeVFjr, and
Lake Erie depot, will hereafter carry about
with him more than the usual number of
eyes to keep the attaches of the station in
line. Some suspicion of a mutiny in the
ranks flitted through hia mind yesterday as
he was confronted In lis office by the entire
force of depot employes, oat the doubt was
dissipated when he was handed a beautiful
cat's eye scirfpin set in diamonds, with the
best wishes of the employes.
Anatear Stamp Collectors.
On last Sunday nlgnt the ticket office at
Sandy Lake, on the Lake Shore aad Michi
gan uouthern Railroad, was burclared to the
extent of 14 stamps. The thieves entered
by removing a pane ot glass, and having
carefully counted the desired number of
Stamps retired in good order without dis
turbing anything else.
Cat Hie Head In & Fall.
Peter Werner, 45 years of age, fell from
the wall at St Augustine's Church, oh But
ler and Thirty-sixth streets, yesterday after
noon, and had his head very badly cut.
He was removed to his home, on Howley
avenue near Thirty-eighth street
' fw FOR
BrilHant Papers ty
Col. R. 6. INGERSOLL
Ob God In the Constitution.
DION BOWMILT '
Spots on tho Son.
A Criticism on saajtetpeare.
To Destroy the " Bum Power.''
JOAQUIN MILLER .
A Beallttlo Poem of the Sierra.
(Poet Laureate of Canada.)
The Original Blue-Board.
H. 0. PENTECOST
(Editor of Twentieth Century.)
The Crime of Capital Punishment.
With many other itnmjt features, among
which la a Lecend of the Saenenay. illus
trated wita l ah-psBB engravings by Hamil
Price 50 Gis. for Annul $5.00.
For Sate at All Hews Starts.
I ' de2S-l'MTh
HE HAD CONSTANT PAIN,
Mr. A IX King; of Twenty-third street, this
city, had a constant, dull, aching pain In tbe
small of his back and
kidneys, and more or
less pain all over his
body. His urine was
with a brickdost sed
iment He had a
burning sensation in
his hands and feet
and, as his disease
further advanced, his
appetite failed, and
what hedid eat soured
on his stomach, caus
ing ranch eructation
Da. Shaves. of gas. His skin had
a yellow color; he could not sleep, -was con
stantly tired and finally became so weak as to
be unable to attend to any business.
After becoming cured he states: "This is to
certify that I have raeeired treatment from
the physicians ot the Polypathlc Medical Insti
tute, at 120 Penn avenue, and am entirely cored
of my disease. "A D. KnrG.''
They treat successfully all forms of kidney
and urinary diseases, chronic diseases and sur
gery. Office hours. 10 A. k. to 4 P. jr., and 6 to 8 P.
H. Sundays, 1 to 4 p. if. Consultation free
and strictly confidential. Patients at a distance
treated with success by letter. Write for a
qnetlon blank. v de?4-TTSSu
Reduce Your Shoe Bills,
Schorr's Patent Shoe Sole Protectors
aro an absolute protection for the soles of
shoes for men working in mines, mills, foun
dries, steelworks, blastfurnaces, etc.
ASK YOUR SHOE DEALER FOR THEM.
Dealers supplied by Pittsburg Shoe Finding
SOLID GOLD SPECTACLES
And Eye Glasses, S3 and upward,
J. DIAMOND, Optician, .
no208-rrsu 22 SIXTH BT., Pittsburg.
Press ana Ontflts
?L75. $2.50. S5.00,
521.00 to 531.00.
Bend 6c for cata
logue. W. A. BUNTING
SO 6tb. Ave.i oor.aTarlcct st.
J I I VNTL.I VCI
fi s i txNJgi i o
is a renei ana sure cure for
the urinary organs, QravU
and Cnronle Catarrh of the
TL. lial. C1.K..L Bill.
are a snre cnre for Dyspepsia,
Llrer ComDlalnt anil atai-v
Teade 5lAT.Kjpecies.of Indigestion.
Wild Cherry Ionic, the most popular prepar
ation for cnre ot Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis and
Either of the abova, H per bottle, or W f or K.
If roar dracglttdoM not & thaw somas
write to wlt.JF,ZOELIJ:K,ok.KfiV
oob-n-Tw . TJHiiimra.
Pfc O aeneK 'i o2oVoS$?
1 ' ' V
Give Your Boys a
We'll Crowji Good
We don't trust business to
go by fits and starts, like an
untamed horse! nor "leader
prices," as they are called, to
bring a crowd of customers.
We're after the leadership
of our trade, but we're after it
to hold onto it. Nothing short
of solid and valuable clothing
and the fairest of treatment
will do that.
You fully understand us on
this. We'll always havehe
reliable clothing! always the
most reasonable prices! and
our own ways of dealing with
you, and they'll be unlike any
other store's. It'll be easy
and safe always to buy in our
Easy and safe! whether you
know quality and price, or
send a child to deal- with us.
These we'll rely on to satisfy
you, and double, treble and
quadruple our business, till it's
away in the lead.
We'll make to measure
clothing in the very best style:
about 1,000 patterns of goods
Sixth street and Penn avenue.
Gold Spectacles. Gold Eveglasses. Onera
Glasses, Field and Tourists' Glasses, Magio
Lanterns, Barometers, Thermometers, Draw
Ing Sets, Microscopes, Graphoscopes, Pho
tographic Cameras, etc.
No. 50 Fifth Avenue,
NEAR WOPD STREET.
Telephone No. 1066. deS-100
HOLIDAY PRESENTS I
Gold Spectacles and EjoGlxsies, Lorjnettaj,
Barometers, Graphoscopes, Btereoscopes, etc,
Handsome Pearl Opera Glasses, in
Plush Case, $5.
Fancr Thermometers, Magic Lanterns, Steam
Noreltles, etc., etc., at cost.
544 SMITHFIELD ST., PITTSBURG, PA.
JAS. MNEIL & BRO.,
PATENT SHEET IRON" ANNEALTNa
With an Increased capacity and hydraulic
machinery we are prepared to furnish all work
in onr line cheaper and better than by the old
methods. Repairing and general machine
work. Twenty-ninth street and Allegheny Val
ley Railroad. i e&55-rrs
We still haye a large stock of the following articles, aultabla for present, which we
offer at greatly reduced prices. Tho greatest eats have been made on Fancy Goods, vix:
PLUSH AND LEATHER CASES
OF ALL KINDS.
Papeterie and Plush and Fancy Paper Boxes.
Embroidered and Lace Handkerchiefs.
Thermometers, Ash Eeceiyers, Ink Btands, Writing Tablets, Smokers' Tables, Travel
ing Companions, Toilet Sets, etc.
CLOAKS :: MUST :: GO !
Prices cnt all to pieces. Must reduce stock to make room for spring goods soon to
arrive. Over COO fine tailor-made Jackets, all kinds, will be offered below half tbe former
prices. All Newmarkeii, Plush Sacques marked down below cost of material.
Slightly mussed goods from the great Christmas rash, half price.
In Silk Umbrellas, Muffs, Laches' and Gents'
derwear, Hosiery, Woolen Gloves, etc.
Extra good valnes in KID GLOVX8
Kid Gloves, 75c, fl, H 18, $1 CO.
110, 512, 5t4 MARKET ST.1N
For To-Day, Thursday, December 26,
In order to make it the largest day's sales ia
the annals of onr basinets, we will offer ear
entire stock at a'dkeount of
10 EEB CENT OFF
Our present vwy Law JPrUm
FOB CASS. Our line embraces
Tea Sets, Dinner Sets, Chamber
Sets, Fish and Game Sets, RicMg
Decorated, Fruit and x Dinner
Flates, and After Dinner Coffees,
Gas Fixtures, Bronzes, Clocks,
Banquet Lamps, Table Lamps,
Fiano Lamps, Banging Lamps,
Hall Lights and Chandeliers,
Bric-a-Brac, Antique Brass and
Oxidized Silver Tables, with
Mexican Onyx Tops,Vienna Met
al Tables, Mich Cut GlasSfEasels,
Pedestals, Placgues, Sconces, Cab
inets and a world of Goods Suit
able for Christmas Presents. Re
member all goods marked in
Plain Blue Figures, from which
for To-day, Thursday, December
26, we .will give a CASH DIS
COUNT OF 10 FEB CENT.
THE J. P. SMITH
Lamp, Glass & China Co.,
935 Penn Avenue.
Bet. Ninth and Tenth Streets.
P. a We still have a few of those Brass
Banquet Lamps, with Silk Fringe Parasol
Shade, at 75.
STOEB OPEN EVENINGS.
Or the Liquor Habit Positively Cared
by Admloittsrlng Dr. Hunts'
It can tie gtrcn in a cap of coffee or tea wltnost
the knowledge of tbe perion taklnjr It : Is tbio-
eir narmiuj. ana wm enect a permanent ana
ipeedy care, wnetner tbe patient 1 a moderate
rlnker or an alcoholic -wreck. Thonnndi of
urnnuras nsre oeen msae icmperaM men wno
hTo taken Golden Specific In their coffee without
their knowledge and to-day bellere they gait
drinking from their own free will. IT NEVKB
jails, vine jyiiem once unprcgnsiea wiin me
Specific, it beoomei
lfqnor aapettte to
Sixth ana H enn at
nHian ia nuer unpowiouilT xor iqo
to exist. ForsalebyA.J.Bsnkln,
aTePlttshnrp! TL HoldAn &Co
63 K. Federal it.. AUeehenr. Inde annnlled br
Heo. A. KellT A Co.. fltt5nt. Fa. deZ7-5S-TTS
ITTSBUH& AND LAKE KB1E KAlf.UriAll
COUP ANY. Schedule In effect November 17.
1880. Central time. UtrABT-Jor Clerelaadl
SiCO, 8:00 a. m.. l:33, U3X. "S:30p. ro. Tot Cin
cinnati, Cbicaco and St. lanlt, 5:00 a. in.. '1:36,
9:30 n.xn. For Buffalo, 80 . m., 4:20, : p. ,
a. For Balamanra, S:00 a. m., 4.-20 p. ml For
Younjrstown and Newcastle, s:0O, "8:09, 10:15 at
ra., 'lits, 4r20, ao p. m. rot Ueayer Ftlli,
8:00, 7&, S:00, 10:lSa. m.r 1:S. S:JCL '4:30, 5:2
90 p.m. For Chartlers. SfflO, 15:33 a.m.,-6:83,
3:55,7114.7:30. 8:05. 8:3a SO.10:lSa.m..l2:O5.K:K;
lliTfo, 1:40, 3:30. 3:50, 14:30, S.-06, 6:1 8:10, 10:
Abbitx From Cleteland, Sds a. m., 12:30,
8:48, T:5Sp. m. From Cincinnati, Chicago and
BtTLonU, :, 7:36 p. m. Frost Bnftklo, "0-M
a. m., '12:30, 10 p, m. From Salamanca, ll:3a,i
T:SS p. m. From Yonnirstown and Hew Cutle,
8,93)a. m., 1230.5:40. 7tS3. 10 p.m. From
Bearer Falls. 5:13, 8:23, JOB, 9:50 a. St., '12:30,
ISO, 8:40. J:&, 10 p. m.
. P.. C. 4 T. train) for Mamfleld. 8J0 a. m.. 3:10,
8:05 p.m. ForFMeaandBeechzoont, 8 JO a. a.,
3.X p. m.
P.. O. A V. tralm from Kanifleld, EMen and
Beeebmont, 7:08a. m.. 11:59a. m.
F McK. AY. B. B. PiPAKT-For New Ha
Ten, 15:30 a. ta., 3:30p. m. For West Newton,
'3:3a. 9:39 a. m.. 3:30, i:20 p. m.
AJUUV& s rum new luneo, 4 o:.u a, su.t 9lia
i. m. From West Newton, 8:15, t"8:20 a. m., 1:25,
Yar MeKenort. 'Ellzaheth. Monoorahflla Cltr
and Belle Vernon, 6.3a 17:30, 11:15 a. m.. 13:30,
From Belle Vernon, Monontabela City. Eliza
heth and McKteiport, 7:48 a. m., 1938, 12:30, 8,00,
Dally. 13nnday only, twill run one honr
late on Sunday iwlllrun two hours late on Hon
City Ticket Office. 639 Smlthfleld Street.
ALLEGHENY VALLEY BAILBOAD
Trains leare Union Station (Eastern Standard
tlmeli Klttannlnr Ae.. 6:55 a. m.: Nlaiars Ex..
dally. 8:45 a. nu. Holton Ac, 10:10 a.su: Valley
Camp Ac, 22-05JP. m.; OU City an DuBoU Ex.
c, 4:00p.m.! Btaebora Ex.,5ao
c. itflD.m.i Brubarn Ex.. 6sQ0D.ni.: JUttann
.aup. m.s j?rDarn ac.
. 7&0 tv. m HnffiiB
p.m.: Braebarn Ae..8:Xp.m.tHu-
7iO p. eu; Baffato .Ex., dally.
8:50 p. m.; Hnlton Ac, 9:45 p.nr.-BraebnrnAa,
naa v. m.
Chorea train Braebarn, 12:40 p. m.
n. Fnllman SlceDine Can betwaea
and Si35 p. m.
fituouTK ana cnnaiou uao. i.. AAutujuji,
i, T. At.; UAVli) MCOABQO. Gen. Snst.
at 50e, 75c, 1, H 25, Jl 60.
. awdehiefc MaMe Rem aoteat ana renaeaew jewuuueecianoa,Accc. zm p a 7Si aiat sm
Kll FIFTH IVFI IF m?5&&&8& iEci&9&?&Ekn
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- Fiercer and fiercer grows the great Overcoat selling
As .the season advances, and the cold weatherJ
still a thing of the future, our.pricesfor Overcoats
Did you ever, by tfie way, see such a mild almost
summerly Christmas? It's unprecedented,' linpar?
alleled; ' f' s
But this won't deter us from making fresh-and worse
onslaughts than ever on our Overcoat stock. The whole
matter simply resolves itself inta this: We have pitted,
our prices against the weather. If the thermometer is.
anomalously high, our prices are anomalously low. The
backwardness of the season is something extraordinary
our reductions are even more extraordinary. And bear
this fact in mind: No few lots or lines have Beehtre-
duced, but the entire stock:
English Sack and Box Overcoats.
Prince Charles and Fly Front Overcoats.
Double-breasted and Surtout Overcoats.
Ulsters and Storm Overcoats.
Fur-trimmed and Cape Overcoats.
Reefers or Pea Jackets and -Vests.
The .unusually big reductions we have madeon' the
prices of these Overcoats would sell them in July. Key
certainly will sell them now. Even'if you don't neeqtne
Overcoat till next year, its purchase by you will befa
good investment -
So much for Overcoats, and now a few words about
our popular and handsome
1 nings nere are in about tne same condition as in
the Overcoat department The light-weight garments
went with a rush, but the heavy weights are here asjeon
stant reminders of the most unseasonable weather" ever
known. But we have just applied the thumb screwsto
the prices, and every turn and twist means a sharp re
duction. 'No discrimination has been made either, but
the whole mammoth assortment has to submit to this
terrible price-reduction process.
Peasant Style and Fedora Front Newmarkets.
Directflire Style and Fur-trimmed Newmarkets.
Bishop, Grecian and Bell Sleeve Newmarkets.
Puffed Velvet and Plush Sleeve Newmarkets.
Imported and Domestic Newmarkets.
Genuine Alaska Seal Garments in every style.
English Seal Plush Garments in every style.
Cloth and Fur Capes of every kind known.
Ear Muffs, Boas, Collars and Stoles.
BevoncLali amaemation and
dren's Cloak Department
ment to purchasers. "
A BEAUTIFUL CHILD'S FUR SET WILL
With every Child's Cloak, costing $3 or more, bought
this week . , .
1 X 444)444t0)4)4) V J
Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street
From Pittabarg Union SUtlan.
Trilm Run br Ceairal Time.
Leare for Cincinnati aad at. XnlJ. d 1 :1S a. jo.,
d 7:S0 a. m., d 90 and d 11:11 p. m. I)ennlon, ::
p. m. Chicago, d 1:18 a. m. and 11:06 p. m.
Wbeellnr. 7:30 m.. U.-05, 8:10 p. nl Utenben.
Tllle, 5:55 a. m. WaabllVton, iM, 8:35 a. m., 10S,
8:30,4:45, 4:55 p.m. Bnlr, 10:10 a. m. Bnrgettx
town, 8 11:35 a. ta., iSi p. m. Mamfleld, 7:15,
9:30.11.00 a.m., Itfi, 8J0. U8S0,9iWp.m. Mc
Donalds, d 4 15. d 10:45 p. w.
Tbatjts AKRIVEfrom tbe West, d 2:10, d tM a.
m., 3:05, d 5:55 p. m. Dennlton, 9:30 a.m. btea
benTllle, 8:05 p. m. Wlieellnir, 2:18, -8:45 a. m..
3:05, 5:55p.m. Bnrgettjtown, 7:15 a. m., 3 9:05
a.m. Wisblnnon, 8:59, 7:50, 8:40, 1025 a. m.,
2:15. 6:31 p. m. MtnsHeld, 5:33, SO, 11:40 a. m.,
1S:4& 1.55. 9:40 and 3 8:20 p. m. Bulger, 1:40 p. m.
McDonalds, d 8:35 a. nv., a 9:00 p. m.
NORTHWEST STfBTZM-lTT.TVATME EOUTK.
Lcare ror Chicago, d 7:25 a. in., d 12:2', d 10. d
1:45, except Saturday 11:20 p.m.: Toledo. 7:25 3.
m d 12:2& d 1:0H, and except BatnrdiT 11 0 p.m. :
CreiUlne, 8:45 a.m4 Ueretand, 4:10 a m. : 12:45 d II :Q5
p. ro.. and 7:25 a. m.. Tlai. rt.W.40.BT.:New
fcaitlo and lonnstown. 7:05 a. in.. 12:20, 3:45 p.
m.: Yonacstuwn and Wiles. AUtH p. m.;Mead
tile, Erlaand AU6nIa, 7,-05um.. 12.-3) p. m.;
UllfS and Jamestown, 3:45 p. m.: Maaslllon. 4:10
p. m.: Wheeling and Bellalre, 8:10 a. m.. 12:A
3:30 p. m.: Beaver Falls, 4:00. &M p. Jn.; Beaver
rails H 8:20 a. m.; teetnlale, 5:30 a. m
DiPAKTraow iiLtoncir-Bocbeater, 8:S0 a.
m.; Beaver ralla, s:15. 110 a. m.: Knon. 1.-00 p.
m.: LeeUdaIe,S0, 90, 100. 11:45a. in. :1:1s, l-.M.
4:30, 4:48. SOO, 6:15. 70, 9:Wp. m.t Conwar, lOtfO
p.m.: Fair Oaks 8 11:40a. m.: Beaver Fails, a
4:30 p.m.; Leetsdale. 8 JdO p. m.
Tslrss akbtvx Union station from(3lcaco,ex
eept Mondar. 1 JO, d 8:00, d 8:35 a.-m., d 55 and
d 0:50 p.m.; Toledo, except ilondar, 1:60. d'.Ja.
in., ia& and 6:oO p. m.: Crestline, 2:10 p. m.;
Tfonnfstown and Aew Castle, 9:10a.m.. lffl, 80.
10:15 p. bu: Mies and Youngitown, a 8:40 p.m.;
Cleveland, d5:50 a. in., 2;2S, 7 CO p. m.; Wheellnr
and Bellalre, 9:C0a. m.. 2:25, 7:00 p. m.i Erie and
Aiihtabnla, 1:25, 10:15 p. m.: Masiillon, 10:00 a.m.:
3 lie and JamestoTn. 9:10 a. m.: Beaver Falls,
7:30 a. m., 1:10 p. m.; Beaver Fall., a 835 p. m,;
lj.nt.dIi. l(l!inn. m.
Anmn ALLBOiixwr, rrom Enon, a.00 a. m.t
7.10a.m., 5.30 P. m.: Leetsdale. 4.30. I.JK 8.1
8.86, 7.46 a. m.. 12.00. 1148, J.4 3.30, 4.30, 8.30, 9.00
p.su; Fair Oaka. 8 8.45 a.m.: Beaver Falls. S
1X.30P. m.; Leetsdale, 3 8.05 p. aut Beaver FaUv
d. d&Iv;Si Sunday onlj: other trains, exeept
BALTIMORE AND OHIO . BAILBOAD.
Bchednleln effect November 18, iSNt
For Wasblngton, I. C, Baltimore. Fhlladel
nhimmi Ni ViVfc srfna. m. and 9:I0 n. ra.
and 9:I0 p.
For Cumrland. so a. m.. tl0. "J-aip-m.
For Connellsvlll-i 8:40and'S-)a.m., t::XV:i0
and y-3)p. m For Onlontown. tO:4tt, 80a.m.,
Jl:00and t4:0o p. ro. For Alt. Fleaaant, J8:4B,
8.-00 a. m. an'l fl-00 and $4:00 p. m. For Wash
ington, Fa., 7:88andt9:40a. m., 3:36. and
7:10p.m. ForWheeUng-T-OB, J8:jpam.. . -ja,
70 p.m. For Cincinnati and BU Louis, "7 108 at
m.. T-S0 p. ta. For Columbna, VM a. m., TrJ)
p. in. For Newartt V-.K, g:JB a. ra i3&. 7-JB
p. m. For Chicago, 76 and 7:30 b. m.
Trains arrive from New- Yort FnlUdelphla,
Baltimore and Washington, 8-20 a. m., jaiM p.
Irrom uoiaaDBS. vincianau inn vmnju,
8:25 a.m., 9-ofl p.pi. From Wheeling, 8.25.
10-59 am.,s-ea,9-) P-m- ... .... .,
inrougll Blecpins: cars k huuiuuii, iimuuh-
n&ii anu uiicavu.
ton. Cincinnati nu uniraKn. -- jk sa
Conuellsvlllo- accommodation at 55:35 a. m. Day Ex.. Akron, Toledo, hxat 8:40a m 7tS7,p,ia. gm
Bandar only. . , Jlatler Accommodation....... oa a 5: p.a-ii a 3B
7lNPM(4arg Traaeter Compaay will call for Chicago Expresa (daily) 12-SSp a llAalntH 7i
December 26, 1889
- " vF
BEEN CUT. DOWN
- -, -, ...a-
expectation, in our
"we hold out a special induce
PENNaitVASIA BAILBOAl ON AND
after November 10. 1889. trains leave Union
station, ntUbnrg, as follows, Eastern Standard
MAIN USE EASTWARD.
Kew York and Chicago Umlted of FnUman Tes-
uonie aauv a i :u a- m.
Atlantic lipresa dally for tbe jSast. 1J0 a. ia..
jiaii train, aauy. kj
dav. malL 8:40 a. m.
Mall train, dallv. except Bandar, 3:30a:m.,ann
Day eipressdallTat 8.00 a.m.
Hall eiDressdallvat 10 d. m.
Fblladelnbla exoress dallv at 4:30 p. xa.
Eastern express dallv at 7:15 p. m.
Fait Line dallv at SilO n. m. '
Greensbnrg express 5:10 p. m. week days.
Derrj express 11:00 a. m. weet days.
All tarongb trains connect at Jersey City wlta
oata of "Hrooalvn Annex" forBrooklvn. N. Y..
avoiding double ferriage and Journey through N.
Trains arrive at Union Station as follows:
St. Louis. Chicago and Cincinnati Express,
.daily r. ..... 2ifcba m.
MallTrarn, dally 8-lOp. m.
Western Express, dally........ .. 7;4Sa.m.
Pacific Express, dally 12:45p.m.
uiicazo liimitea jxpress, aauy..... :jup. m.
ilne, dally. 11 -55p.m.
For Vnlontown. 5:30 and 8J5a. m. and 425 p.
m., without change ol ears: 12 JO p.m.. connect
ing at Ureensbnrg. Trains arrive from Union
town at 9:45 a m.. 120, 8:35 and 8:10p. m.
WEST PENNSYLVANIA DIVISION. .
FromFEDEKAL 8T. STATION. Allegheny City.
Hall train, eonnectlnjrforBlalrsvllle... 8:45 a. m.
Express, for Blair jvllle. connecting for
Butler... 3:Up. m.
Butler Accom... ...... 8:20 a.m., 25 and 5:45 p. m.
8prtug(laleAccom9:00,110a.m.JJ0and 80 p.m.
FreeportAccom , 4:15, 8 30 and 11:40p.m.
OnHunday, 123 and 9:30p.m.
North Apollo Accom... .U.-OOa. m. and J.-00p. m.
Allegheny Junction Accommodation... 8:20 a. m
Blalrsvllle Accommodation 11:000. m.
Trains arrive at FEDEBA I, STKEET STATION:
Express, connecting from Butler,....,. .10;SS a. m.
Mall Train.. .......,......, .....1:45p.m.
Butler Accom. 9:10 s, m.,:40 and 7:25 p.m.
BlalrsvlUe Accommodation 9:52 p. m.
Freeport Accoi.7M0 a. m., 125,7:25 and 11:10 p. m.
On Sunday ........10:10 a.m. an AIM p. m.
Bprlngdale Aeeom.8 3t, 11:43a.m., 3:45, 8:45 p.m.
North Apollo Accom 8:40a. m. and 5:40 p.m.
Train leave Union station. Flttaburg. a fol
lows: For Monongahela Cltr, West Brownsville and
TJmontown, 10:40 a.m. For Monongahela City and
West Brownsville, 7:05 and 10:40 a. m. and 4:i p.
m. On bunday 1:01p.m. For Monougabela City,
5iWpi m., weekdays.
Dravosburr Ac week days. 320 p. m.
suuinnui riuin aaunai.
IV fr JUIMUCUI AIAWUJUUWUDO. K3) ft.
80 and 11:35 D.m. Bnndav. 9:40 n. m.
Ticket offlces Corner Fourth avenne asdVTl
street ana union station, -
CHA3. E. FUOft J. B. WOOD,'
ueucnu Aiaaaavr. uen'i rasaTr Agi
T-lITTHIllIKH AND CASTLZSHANKIIXIL'
X WlnterTlmeTablo. Oamnd artei December
1839. unUl further notice, trains will run as folio
on every day, except Sunday. Eastern standard.
time: Leaving ruuourg-ca) a. nu. 7110 a,
30 a.m.. 9:30 a. m.. llao a. m 1:40 p, m 3:40 p.
m suo p. m saop.m., 8:30 p.m.. 9:30 p. m
11 JO p. m. ArlUirton-SHS) a. nu, tan a. m 7UO
a. m.. 80 a. m., 1033 a. m., 10 p. m 2:49 p.m.,
420p.m S:10p. m. 5:60 p. m., VilOp. m., 10dt
-p-.as. Sunday trains, avlagFlttbrg-lOa.au;i!
fiaiprm.. 5:10 p. rfl;. SdOp. m. ArUagton-iiiQ"
a.a., 12:10 p. m 429 p. ..! p. m. i
ouiui Atin. sups, "j
TnT8BURt AND WESTERN KAILWAX'
JZ. Trains (Wl Stan dtlme) Leave, f AitIts.'-B V Is
1 a- fejpjg