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SUES mS BBOTHEBS,
Thillips Bros., the Oil Kings, Asked
to Pay $100,000 Damages for
A SISTER-IN-LAW'S INTEREST.
Erie Tiremen "Will Strike Unless
Salaries Are Raised.
ALL THE NEWS FEOM SEAKBT TOWNS
rSFECXAX, TELEGEAM TO THE DIErjLTCH.1
Kew asile, December 31. A sensa
tional suit was filed here yesterday in which
Ephraim Phillips, an administrator of his
wife Letitia,asks 100,000 damages from his
brotheis, Thomas "V. Phillips, Charles M.
Phillips and John T. Phillips, surviving
partners of Phillips Bros., and others, com
prising; the firm of D. Osborne, Agent,
successors oi Phillips Bros. The parties to the
suit are recognized as oil kings.
Ephraim Phil ips. the plaintiff, states m his
bill of complaiuu mat the Una of Phillips
Brothers was formed In I860, and became un
able to pay its debts in 1S73. The firm ofELT.
Agnew, spent, composed of tlio wives of the
Phillips Brothers, was then formed. At this
time the plaintiff 's wife contributed SS0O to the
firm, and became a partner, receivme; a share
of the profits, amonntlnfc to 54,000. Mrs.E.T.
Acnew died in 18S1, and D. Osborne
was substituted as agent. It is fur
ther claimed that several hundred
thousand dollars have been taken out of the
firm of D. Osborne, agent, to pay the debts of
Phillips Bros, and that laree sums of money
ha e been used bv T.W . Phillips for nil private
affairs, of which no account has been rendered.
It is also alleged that T. W. Phillips has drawn
large, sums belonging to D. Osborne, agent,
and Invested in property in bis own name for
the purpose of appropriating the proceeds to
bis individual use.
Ephraim Phillips alleges that his brothers
refuse to account to him for his wife's interest
or to make a final settlement, and will not
allow him access to the books and papers of
the firm. He Ears he believes that an account
ing would show that more than $100,000 ts due
him from the defendants, and asks the Court
to order an accounting.
morning fire destroyed thebarn of J.H. Blere
burning up fiveliead of horses, a cow, 20 hogs,
am and farming implements, entailing a loss
t f 5,000, upon which there was 53,600 insurance
n the Ohio Farmers' Insurance Company,
C ause of fire incendiarism.
A FIREMEN'S STRIKE.
They Wont More Money or They Will LenTo
Erie to the Mercy of the Flames.
tSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISPATCH.
Erie, December 3L The minute men of the
Erie fire department met to-night and voted to
strike at the expiration of 15 days unless their
pay was raised from $100 to $300 a year. The
hre department is inhot water. The Fire Com
missioners have asked Councils for a $40,000 ap
propriation, but the Councils have re
duced the request to about half that amount.
The Fire Commissioners, at the suggestion of
taxpayers had made arrangements to buy
another steamer this year, as the present facili
ties for fighting fires are entirely inadequate
for anything like a large fire. The Tire Com
missioners are three of the wealthiest gentle
men and most extensive manufacturers in
Erie. The parsimony of the Councils toward
the Fire Department is a matter that is arous
ing the indignation of citizens generally. The
indications tonight are that the city will be
without firemen in half a month.
A case of nrticura on Huron street gave the
citizens in the Western part of the city of Erie
a terrible fright yesterday. The rumor that
smallpox had broken out created a panic in
that quarter of the city, but the prompt denials
of physicians to-day restored quiet.
The drygoods house of H.A. Waltherwas
closed to-day on executions amounting to $000.
The assets will cover the liabilities.
WANT CHEAPER POWDER.
B0T 60 MAN! IMMIGRANTS.
TbeJJ. & O. Iltubnrg Division Shows a
Good Increase for 1SSS.
General Passenger Agent C. O. Scull, of
the Baltimore and Ohio road, was in the
city yesterday conferring with Division
Passenger Agent Smith about the first
winter excursion to "Washington, which will
take place January 17.
"This has been a satisfactory year in the
passenger business," said Mr. Scull, "but
it will hardly come up to 1887. There has
been a great falling off in the number of im
migrants carried by the roads, and this ac
counts for the difference in revenues. About
10,000 less immigrants arrived at the port of
Baltimore this year than last, but the crowd
at Castle Garden increased. A number oi
new roads went into the business of carrying
tbcm, which resulted in rate wars and a
division of the profits.
"However, the business of the Pittsburg
division shows an increase of 8 per cent, and
on the Philadelphia division, 52 per cent
for the year. I met Mr. Mayer, the new
President, the other day. He didn't tell me
who he was going to make Second Vice
President, and I really do not know any
more about changes in the management than
the reporters do.
"All our track room at 'Washington forthe
inauguration has been taken. "We have
contracted to hold 110 Pullman cars, and
this is the end of our string." ,
COULDXT STAND THE STRAIN.
A Panic Caused by the Caving In of nn Old
Church nt a. Christmas Celebration.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Carlisle, December 3L The floor of the
Reboboth meeting house at Stougbttown gave
way last night and a number of persons were
hurt, and William Goodhart, a resident of the
village, received injuries of a serious nature.
The Sunday school w as holding a Christmas
celebration and the little church was packed
to its utmost capacity with the Sunday school,
congregation and residents of the place. The
structure is an exceedingly old one and was
built by Quakers in Colonial times. Several of
the sills underneath the floor were rotten and
worm-eaten, and broke under the great weight
upon them, causing the floor to give way.
There was a panic and a rush was made for
the windows and doors and in their efforts to
escape a number of women and children were
knocked down and trampled. Mary Green, a
little girl, was terribly bruised, and William
uooanart jumped tnrougn one oi the wn.dows
ana was leanuny gasnea ovtne glass.
sustained severe injuries
the fall to the
Pulsion miners Demand a Redaction in the
JSrECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Scranton, PX-, December 3L A committee
of eleven, representing the miners employed
by the Pennsylvania Coal Company at Pittston,
waited on Superintendent John B. Smith at his
office in Dunmore this afternoon and requested
a reduction of $1 a keg in the price of powder.
Mr. Smith said that ho wonld refer the matter
to the company, wnich will take action thereon
at its meeting in March.
In the course of the discussion with the com
mittee he admitted that powder is too high, but
held that there are other things on winch the
company is losing, and that a reduction in the
price of powder would make matters very much
worse. If this concession was made to the
miners, he said, it would amount to an increase
in their wages of 4 cents on the ton of coal.
Then the outside employes would demand
more pay, and the company could not realize
an t thing from its coal business.
The miners say that they intend to agitate
the question until public opinion is aroused
over the immense profit the companies make
BEAVER'S TEACHERS' INSTITUTE.
A Earge Attendance and Interesting and
Instructive Papers Read.
JEPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DIrATCH.l
Beaver. PA., December SL The thirtieth
annual session of the Teachers' Institute began
here, with a large attendance, this forenoon.
After the organization. Dr. E. E. White, of
Cincinnati, gave a short talk on "The Funda
mental Principles ot Teaching." At the after
noon session. Prof. A. E. Fry, of Hyde Park,
Mass spoke on the question, "Is Geography a
Science?" The instructor showed that it is.
Dr. White talked on the "Ends and Means of
Teaching" This evening Dr. White lectured
on "The Duty of the Hour."
Miss Matilda E. Coffin. M. E. D , of Millers
ville, will be preent as an instrnctress to-morrow.
W. H.Venahle, LL. D., of Cincinnati,
will deliver his lecture, "Tom Tad and HiB
Friends; or the Humor and Pathos of Boy
Lot e," to-morrow night.
Abandoned Colliery Workings Bink nnd
Wreck Railrond Buildlnn and Tracks.
Shexaxdoah, December SL A part of the
abandoned workings in the Buck Mountain
seam of the West Shenandoah colliery caved
in last night and did great damage. The sur
face upon which stood the Pennsylvania Rail
road turntable and roundhouse sank eight feet
for an area of 200 yards in length and bO yards
in width. The tracks of the Pennsylvania and
Lehigh Railroad also sank several feet, and the
rails and sleepers were left suspended in the
air for several yards.
turntable when it sank, and had a miraculous
A large number of boys were playing on the
escape from death, as at one nlanp thi Rnrfneo
sank to a great depth and caused a great yawn
ing breech 40 feet deep, and the boys barely es
caped being thrown into it.
A MINERS' CONVENTION.
President MeBrido Will Issne a Call to Ohio
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISPATCH. 1
Massilox. December 3L A call will be is
sued to-morrow from the headquarters of the
Ohio Miners' Association, this city, by Hon.
John McBride, President, for a State conven
tion of miners, to be held at Columbus on Tues
day, -January 15, 1889.
The objects, as stated in the calk are: To
wind up the affairs of the State Association: to
organize District No. 10 of the National Pro
gressive Union; to adopt laws for the govern
ment of the district; to elect officers for the en
suing j ear, and to select delegates to represent
the State at the joint convention of miners and
operators to be held at Indianapolis in Febru
The Contest for Burjf ess YonnB Mechanics'
Entertnlnment Blue Ribbon Officers.
(SPECIAL TELECRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Braddock, December 3k Mr. H. C. Shai;
lenberger, of the First National Bank, is said
to be the man who will carry off first honors in
the coming fight for Burgess. Mr. Shallen
berger was born and raised about here, and it
will take any opposition to be up and doing to
defeat him if he consents to run. He has been
already promised the bulk of the support.
To-morrow night the Junior Mechanics will
hold their entertainment in Leigbton's Rink.
Mr. E. J. Smail has been selected to make the
welcoming address, and the Hon. John F. Cox,
of Homestead, will also favor the audience
with some remarks. Miss Lillian Bnrkhardt, of
Pittsburg, will make some of her elocutionary
recitals, and Miss Birdie Corey has been en
gaged to sing.
The semi-annual election of officers for the
Bine Ribbon Club resulted in Richard Stevens
being elected President: John L. Jones, Vice
President; Frank E. Louis, Secretary; George
S. Thomas, Financial Secretary, and Philip
THE FE0DSINN SOCIETY
Just Danced the Old Tear Oat and the New
In Lnst Night.
The members of the Frohsinn Society
together with their wives and sweet
heatts danced the old year out last
night and to the tune of "Happy,
Happy New Tear," welcomed the dawn of
the coming day at their hall on Sixth ave
nue. The hall was beautifully decorated
with ferns and flowers, and there were
probably 250 people in attendance.
Upon the stage in one cornerwas a Christ
mas tree set up for the children, and round
this the latter danced. During the early
part of the evening an impromptu concert
was rendered by a number of the members.
Toerge's orchestra furnished the music, and
in addition to the latent operatic selections
played all the "New Year" music. After
midnight a banquet was served. The com
mittee of arrangements consisted of Messrs.
Gustave Werner, K. Meschke, Emil
Biehler and Otto Krebs. The dancing was
continued until a late hour this morning.
P0IS0XED BY PEAS.
A Premature Blast.
Shenandoah, Pa, December 3k Patrick
Redding, a foreman, met a horrible death at
the Shenandoah Colliery strippings, near this
place, to-day by a premature discharge of
dnalin. An assistant misunderstood a signal
and discharged the blast sefore Redding could
get away after connecting the battery wires.
Several laborers narrowly escaped the same
Driven Ont by White Cnps.
rSPECIAL TELECBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Beaver, Pa., December 3L W. J. Lewis
and wife, the couple who were warned by a
White Cap letter last week to leave the town,
did so to-day. They boarded a train on the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad this.fore
noon, bound for Cleveland.
Jobn Rice and Sirs. Rash Prostrated While
at Dinner Sunday.
John Bice and his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Bush, residing at the corner of Bobinson
and Sandusky streets, Allegheny, were
poisoned at dinner by green peas Sunday.
The peas were obtained in a can from a
grocery store, and it was thought during the
afternoon that the victims would die. Last
night Mr. Bice was able to be about, but
Mrs. Bush, who is an old lady, was still
very ill from the effects. It was supposed
that the lead soldering of the can poisoned
HEW CLEVELAND BATES.
Postponement of Tinkering Till the Middle.
of the month.
The Pittsburg Committee of Freight
Agents met in Mr. Means' office yesterday
to fix up certain commodity tariffs to Cleve
land, principally the special rates on pig
iron. They concluded to leave the rates as
they are until the middle of January, when
they will be changed with the valley rates.
The Cashier Overdraws His Account and
Appropriates G. A. R. Funds.
Lancaster, Pa,, December 3L At a meet
ing of the Directors of the Wnghtsville Na
tional Bank this morning George R. Sheneber
ger, the cashier, acknowledged that he had
overdrawn his account to the extent of $1,200.
He said he had become involved through in
dorsements for a relative. The directors have
taken no action as yet.
Sheneberger is sick in bed. He was treasurer
of the Wrightsville Grand Armv Post, and has
appropriated $650 of the post's funds. His
bondsmen have made good the loss to the bank
and he is no longer in the latter's employ.
WANT MORE WAGES.
Qnarrymen Demand an Increase of Five
Cents an Hour.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCH.
YoTOTGSTOWir, December 3L The employes
of the limestone quarries at Carbon and
Bessemer, Pa., have demanded that their wages
be increased from 15 to 20 cents per hour, for
quarrying, to take effect to-morrow.
A conference was held to-day between the
quarry owners and their employes,aid arrange
ments made for a meeting between a committee
of the employes at which the wages question
will be arbitrated. This meeting will be held
As explosion at the Lancaster Gas Works
yesterday did S500 damage.
The McKeesport Liderkrantz held a success
ful masquerade ball last evening.
The Scranlon Steel Mills shut down yester
day for lack of orders, throwing 1,000 men out
The inaugural reception of the McKeesport
Y. M. C. A. will be held this afternoon and
CHAnLEsCotJKSlx.whoacciden tally Bhot him
self through the breast a few days ago, is ex
pected to die.
Rev. Dusxap Moore, D. D., of the New
Brighton Presbyterian Church, will resign
shortly on account of his wife's failing health.
Edward Beahes, charged with assaulting
Police Lieutenant Charles W. Tucker, at Mc-Kee-port,
was held for court yesterday In
Bev. James LBbownsos, D. D., celebrated
the completion of his fortieth year as pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church, Washington,
Pa., on Sunday.
Watch-mght services were held last even
ing in the First. Second and Third M. E.
Churches Blue Ribbon Hall and the Y. M. C.
A rooms at McKeesport. Bev. T. J. Leak, D.
D, of Allegheny.preached in the First Church.
A fire at Scranton yesterday destroyed Jad
win's drug store, Pierce's photograph gallery,
Mohr's shoe store, Loftus'hat htore, Dr. Miles
office and damaged Several other buildings. The
total loss is 18,000, partly insured.
The Catholic Knights of America at Mc
Keesport elected the following officers last
evening: M. F. Ryan President, Neel McGet
tigan Recording and E. L. McMulIen Financial
Secretaries. Too officers will Deinstalled Fri
daj, January 1L "
The Knights of the Golden Eagle of Mc
Keesport have elected the following officers,
who will be Installed Wednesday: P. C, Lewis
Morgan: N. O, W. H. Signet; V. C, W, C.
Cochran; S.H..EE Blaney; M. of R., W. H.
Sims; K. of E.. Charles Morgan; C. of E., W. S.
Auburn; H. of P., James Auburn; V. H W.A.
UNDER MESMERIC INFLUENCE.
Bnt Harrison Slept.
Bussell Harrison, son of Ben, the new
President, passed through the city yester
day on his return home from New York.
The young gent slept while in Pittsburg;
hence no interview.
day MOBXTKOatU o'clock Interment pri
vate at a later hour. I! l
CARR On Saturday afternoon, December
29, 1S8S, WlLXtAM CARS.
Funeral will take place from his late resi
dence, Point Breeze, East End, on Wednes
day afternoon, January 2, at 2.30 o'clock.
Friends will please not send flowers. 2
rnnpER nn xrnnriav nvAnln?. December
31, 1SSS, at 10 o'clock, at the residence of, his.
Sarents. 42 South Diamond street, juiegnenv
itv. John J., vminrcst son of John C. ana
Elizabeth Derrick Cooper, aged 16 months.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
FALCK-On Sunday, December 30, 1S88, at
6:30 a. m., Christian Jacobs, son of Charles
and Louisa Falck, in his 5th year.
Funeral from the parents' residence, Davis
avenue, Eleventh ward, Allegheny, on Tues
day, January 1, at 2 P. XL, Friends of the fam
ily are respectfully invited to attend. 2
FBEESE On Sunday. December 30, 1888,
Charles E., son of H. W. and Emilie Freese,
in his 18th year.
Funeral from the residence of his parents.
No. 318 Locust street, on Tuesday, January L
1889, at 2 p. it. Friends of the family are re
spectfully invited to attend.
HOPE On Saturday, December 29, 1888, at 1
o'clock p. jl, Mrs. Nancy Hope, in tha 83d
year of age.
Funeral services at her late residence. No.
69 Beech street, Allegheny City, THIS after
noon at 2 o'clock. Interment private. ,
KLINEFELTER On Sundav, December30,
18SS, at 7.55 A. M , Emma, wife of Judge S.
Klinefelter, and eldest daughter of Michael
and Eliza Ackerman, aged 2o years i months
and 2 days.
Funeral will take place from her late resi
dence, Sclota street, near Gross, Twentieth
ward, Bloomfield, on Tuesday, January 1,
18S9, at 2 P. M. Services in the St. Paul M. E.
Church, corner Liberty avenue and; Cedar
LENZ On Sunday, December 30, 18S8. at 8 P.
M-, Joseph, son of Alouisa and Frank Lenz,
aged 26 years, 4 months and 3 days. (
Funeral from his late residence, No. 42
Mahon avenue, on Tuesday, at 2 P. M.
Friends of the family are respectfully invited
to attend. J 2
MoCONNELL On Sunday, December 30,
1888, at 11.50 P. U., NICHOLAS McCONNELL,
aired 63 vears.
Funeral from his late residence, 140 West
Carson street, on Wednesday, January 2, at
8.30 A. M. Services at St Malacbi's Church at
9 o'clock. Friends of the family are respect
fully invited to attend. 2
McGUIRE-December 30, 18S8, at 6 P.M., at
her parents' residence, No. 710 Fifth avenue,
Mary, second daughter of Michael and Annie
McGuire, in the 7th year of her age.
Funeral to-day at 2 p. SL from the residence
of her grandmother, 784 Fifth avenue.
POLLOCKSuddenly at Newark, O., De
cember 31, 1883, Albert Pollock, son of Sam
uel Pollock. v
Notice of funeral hereafter.
SIMS At his late residence, 22 Seventh
street, on Monday, December 31, 1888, at 6 40
o'clock p. m.. David L. Sims, son of Carrie
and the late David L. Sims, Jr., in the 23d year
or nis age.
Notice ot funeral hereafter.
SPROUL On Monday, December 31, 1888, at
4.30 p. m., Harry Winfield, son of John H.
and Ella 31. tspro imaged 1 year 5 months and
Funeral from the parents' residence, 41 Itln
street, Allegheny, on Wednesday, at 3 P. ir.
Friends cf the family are respectfully Invited
to attend. 2,
WALLACiS On Sunday, December 30. 1888,
at 820 P. jr., at his rssldenceNo. 240 Forty
fourth sheet, above Bowler, Henry Heiser
Funeral services at his late residence on
Wednesday, January !!, 1889, at ISO o'clock p.
H. Interment private. 2
JAMES ARCHIBALD & BRO
LIVERY AND SALE STABLES,
U7, U9 and 136 Third avenue, two doors below
Smithfield st, next door to Central Hotel.
Carriages for f unerals,S3. Carriages for operas,
parties, ic, at the lowest rates. All new car
nages. Telephone communication. my3-d60-TTS
T EPBESENTED IN PITTSBURG IN 1M1
Assets . S9J07L69633.
Insurance Co. of North AmeH&a.
Losses adjusted and paid by WILLIAM L
JONE& 84 Fourth avenue. ia20-s2-D
G. M. Gusky will distribute to every
newsboy selling in the city a good worm
winter cap as they are lormed into lin
march for their dinner to-dav.
Oar January Sale 46-Inch Wool Cash
meres At 58c a bargain at 75c This is the place
for dress goods at lowest prices, and good
goods at that Jos. Hokne & Co.'s.
Penn Avenue Stores.
A Young Woman Who Seeks a Legal Re
lease From Its EITccts.
Miss Christine Homberger, of South
Seventh street, has asked Mr. Dean, of the
Anti-Cruelty Society, to help her to get
redress in the courts from a man who for
the last nine years has exercised a mesmeric
influence over her, which, she alleges, is
gradually killing her.
BATTENFIELD On Saturday, December
29,1888, at 8 o'clock a. m., Conrad Batten
field, at the age of 29 years 4 months and 2
The funeral will take place from the resi
dence of his brother, John Battenheld,73 Grant
avenue, Mlllvale borough, Bennett Station, on
Tuesday, January L, 18S9, at 2 o'clock p.m.
Friends of the family are respectfully invited
to attend. 2
BERGER At tho residence- of her son in
law, William Clark. 419 North Hiland avenue.
East End, on Sunday, December 30. 1888. at
5 40 p. m., Lydia W. Berger, relict of the late
Jacob Berger, and mother of William H.
Berger, in the 86th year of her age.
Funeral services on Tuesday at 2 p. m. In
terment private at a later hour.
BROWN On Monday, December 31, 1888. at
4.30 A. M.. at his late residence! Fifth avenue,
Oakland, James M. Brown, in the 71st year
of his age.
Funeral services at his late residence Thurs
day morning at 10 o'clock. Interment private.
BURT On Sunday, December 30, atUd5 P.
M John R. Burt, in his 35th jear.
Services at Simpson M. E. Church, on
Wednesday at 10 a. m. Interment private
CARLIN On Sabbath evening at the family
residence, 6323 Marchand street, East End,
Alma, daughter of William J. and Hattie A.
Carlin, aged 2 years, 2 months and 14 days.
Funeral services at the house on Wednes-
WESTERlf ursUBJJTCE CO
NO. 411 WOOD STREET.
ALEXANDER NTMICK. President
JOHN B. JACKSON. Vice President
fel8-o59-TTS WM. P. HERBERT. Secretary.
GREAT ::: BARGAINS
We have selected out of our
stock of trimmings a number of
Black and Colored Trimmings
wflion we have marked at
Greatly Reduced Prices.
The goods must be sold. They
are great bargains at the prices
marked on them.
Muslin Undergarment Sale
KEW" ADVERTISEMENTS. "
TO BE CONTINUED!
Furniture, suitable for the
Holidays, has set in motion
an outgoing tide of trade
which is not to be ended with -r
Christmas Day. We propose
now to give an additional im
petus to the outgoing current
by letting into the stream, at
very much lower prices, other
accumulations of Furniture",
samples of which are added
Upholstered Parlor Suites,
3 ps. Oriental Wilton Rug pattern,
$ioo; was $150.
3 ps. Solid Mahogany and Silk Plush,
$90; was $130.
3 ps. Tapestry and Silk Plush,
$120; was S165.
3 ps. Imitation Mahogany and bilk
Plush, $75; was S125.
Heavy Tapestry, $35; was 855.
Solid Mahogany, heavily carved,
$10; was $225.
Cocobolu, with antique bronze panels,
Sioo; was $2oa
Imitation Mahogany, $55; was $75.
Imitation Mahogany. "$25; was $38.
Ladies' Cheval Mirrors,
Natural Cherry, $3?; was $45.
Imltatton Mahogany, or Antique Oak,
$25; was $30.
3 ps. Antique Oak, heavily carved,
$135; was S175.
3 ps. Walnut, with marble tops,
$40; was $60.
3 ps. Natural Cherry, $18; was $20.
Carved Walnut, $55; -was S75.
Antique Oak or Cherry,
$40; was $65.
Imitation Mahogany or Antique Oak,
$20; was S27.
Natural Cherry, marble top,
$30; was $40.
Odd Cfiairs, upholstered and plain,
Pedestals, Screens, etc., etc.
Many of the articles are
below cost, but we are deter
mined to reduce our stock to
the lowest possible point be
fore stock-taking. Our cus
tomers shall have tjie goods
and prices must not stand in
We mean to reduce our
Stocks in all our 52
and down, to the extent
B" STORE OPEN TO-DAY UNTIL 12 NOON.
ft Greatest Till M Kii
33 FIFTH AVE.
This will require extra
ordinary effort and
MORE ::: EXTRAORDINARY
THESE YOU'LL GET.
10,000 yards fancy striped check and
brocade Silk Velvets, medium to riches!
goods, on sale at prices never before at
tempted or thought of.
Fancy Striped Velvets, 25c.
Black Brocade Velvets, 35c.
Black Brocade Velvets, 50c.
Colored Brocade Silk Velvets at 50c,
that were Si 50 to S2 per yard.
22-inch Black Brocade Velvets at
Si 50 to $3 50, were $2 50 to $5 a yard.
Piles of fancy Velvets at 75c, Si and
Si 50, worth early attention for choice.
52-inch Suitings, 50c, were $1 35.
$30 Paris Robes go at S15, new and
$20 Robes at Sio.
50-cent mixed Tricots at 25c.
All-wool colored Cashmeres, 46-inches
wide and splendid quality, at 56c; much
less than they can be bought at wholesale.
200 pieces heavy Cashmeres, all-wool
and 40 inches wide, 40c.
50 inch Boucle Cloakings, $2 50 and
$3 goods, go at $1 a yard.
2 and $2 50 Rich Silk Faille Fran
caises, choice shades, down to $z 5a
See the bargains in Silks, Moires,
Plaid Silks, etc, at 50c, 75c and $1 early
buyers get the choice.
i-l- . a - v
Thursday, January 3.
A large line of New Goods at
VERY LOW PRICES, are ready.
JAS. MNEIL, & BRO.,
BOILEKS, PLATE AND SHEET-IRON
PATENT SHEET IRON ANNEALING
With an Increased capacity and hydraulic
machinery we are prepared to furnish all work
in oar line cheaper and better than by the old
methods. Repairing and general machine
work. Twenty-ninth street and Allegheny Val
ley Railroad. fe5-cSS-TT3,
will be a revelation Jo January buyers
thousands of them and all tobesold
the richest and finest get the most severe
cuts. When you see this stock of Clodks
and the "mark downs" you might say,
almost half of this 200.000 Tanuarv
Sale will be accomplished in Ladies',
Children's and Missis' Cloaks, Ladles'
jackets, Seals, Seal Plushes, fine Paris
Genuine old-fashioned home-made all
wool country flannels, 25c a yard, goods
ithat sell in wholesale stores for 20 per
Imported Flannels at 25 and 31c.
Fine French Printed Flannels, 45c and
ro-4 White Cotton Blankets at 75c a
pair. All-wool Country Blankets and
fine California Blankets, Eider Down
Quilts, Cotton Comforts, at prices to
EMBROIDERIES. Thousands of
pieces to be sold this week, before our
THE PEOPLE'S FAVORITE MERCHANTS.
There is not a stingy bone in our body. Liberality is the lever by
which we lift our load of business. It is with pride that we point to our
past record; it is one series of acts showing our appreciation of the
patronage-of the people. This has been the most successful season's
trade we have ever enjoyed, and having promised the good people one
of -our old-fashioned surprises, we are giving evidence of our good will
to our customers.by repeating our great success of a year ago, viz.
GIVING AWAY POSITIVELY FREE'
EVERY TWENTIETH PURCHASE MADE.
No matter what you buy, if it be a twentieth sale, at the price you
pay, you will be called to the cashier's desk, receive your goods for ,,
nothing and be handed back the money you paid. We do not 'do this as -an
incentive foryou to buy Clothing. No! No! Our low prices are the t.
magnets that should make you patronize us. We have simply adopted
the plan of giving away every twentieth sale so that we could impartially
distribute gifts to our legion or patrons.
Established 1849. Telechone Call 1073.
FRANK J. GUCKERT,
Contractor and Manufacturer of
BANK, OFFICE. STORE AND CHURCH
Doors. 'Walnscoating, Ceilings and Hard Wood
Work of every description, for building and
decorative purposes. Mantels, Cabinets and
Furniture of Special Design. Drawings and
Estimates furnished on application. Office and
factory, No. 6Sand 70 Seventh Avenue, Pitts
burg, Pa. Hard wood lumber. n27-hlOO-TTS
HORNE & WARD,
41 FIFTH AVENUE.
mHE FASIOUS GUCKENHEIS1ER PURE
I Rye Whisky or all ages from S2 to Sttper
THE BEST BRANDS OF CHAMPAGNE,
Burgundy, Claret, Rhine and Moselle Wines by
case or bottle. .Rich Island Madeira, Old
Oporto Port and Rare AmontiUado Sherrv for
the tick room. Pmet, Caf tillon, Otard, Mar
tell and Rochelle Brandies, Holland Gins and
a full stock of Cordials. EwrlUh Pale Ale,
Brown Stout, Ginger Ale and Pure Vinegars
for the table. All goods strictly pure and at
cheapest possioie prices, u. ATuiuiieh,jM.
40 and 42 Ohio street, Allegheny.
.:. WE SHALL GIVE AWAY .,
WITHOUT MONEY! WITHOUT PRICE!
Overcoats, Suits, Pants for Men.
Overcoats, Suits, Pants for Boys.
Hats, Caps, Furnishing Goods for Men:
Hats, Caps, Furnishing Goods for Boys.
Footwear for Ladies, Men, Boys and Girls.
The Gifts Continuing Until Further Notice.
In order that all our patrons shall have a fair Opportunity of partici
pating in this wonderful distribution of goods we shall. carry out thej
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION':
For each and every article sold in every department a salesman's
check will go with the money and goods to a cashiers desk. laesejj
checks will be numbered in tie order in which they are received by the
cashier and every time the number of sales at the price no matter in,
what department reaches 20, a gong will ring and the person making
the twentieth purchase will have money refunded and get the goods for i
nothing. No matter what the article may be our finest Elysian satin-
lined Overcoat, our best Suit, a fine Hat, pair of Shoes, pair of Pants,
Dress Suit or what not when the twentieth sale's check gets to the
cashier a gong will ring and when the gong sounds some one gets the"
goods for nothing and that some one will be the party who makes the"
Federal Street, Allegheny.
3NTEW YEAE'8 GEEETING:
Wishing Our Friends and Patrons a Happy New Year, and Thanking Them for Their Liberal Patronage During So
Many Years, We Respectfully Call Their Attention to the Following Goods :
tEFZCliX TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Lima. December 3L The day switchmen
employed in the Lake Erie and Western yards
went out on a .trike this evenlne. One cause
for the strike is that the company dismissed
Tardmaster McCurty tolav and put a new man
in his place, because, it is alleged, he woul(ii5t
go to Indianapolis some time ago and woii m
the place of strikers, and another reason isxhat
the company refused to increase their wages
from Jl 65 to JZ per day, as they asked.
They Will Stay.
rEFECXAL TELIGRJUI TO THE DISPATCH.
T Beaver Falls, December SL The Co Oper
ative Glass Company, of tbis'Jlace, ,haTe for
some -Beets had under consideration tho re
moval of their plant to Greensburg, Pa., nhere
inducements were offered them. After look
ins the field over, the company have finally de
cided to remain here, where they claim they
bare as cood facilities as can be found else
where. They win enlarge their plantin spring
Burn Burners About.
TSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrlTCH.1
EiifDLAY.'O,, December 3L-Early this
Is dangerous as -well as troublesome.
It renders tho patient liable to the rup
ture of a blood vessel or to other serious
injury of throat and lungs. To allay
bronchial irritation and give immediate
relief, the best medicine is Ayer'a
Cherry Pectoral. y
" I was recently troubled with a dry
couth which seemed to be caused by an
irritation in the throat. Mv physician
prescribed for me, but no relief was ob
tained. A little over a week ago, my
attention being called to Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral, I concluded to try it, and pur
chased a bottle. After taking this med
icine only one day, I could see a change
for the better, and, by the time I had
used it a. week, my cough had entirely
disappeared." H. W. Deifcy, Franklin
square, "Worcester, Mass.
"Ayer's Cherry Pectoral leads all
other medicines as a sure, safe, and
speedycure of throat and lung troubles."
W. H. Graff & Co., Druggists, Carson,
Ayer's Gherry Pectoral,
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowefl, Mass.
Bold by U Druggists. Price (1; six bottks,$5,
Onr special brand black gros grain silks
gives unbounded satisfaction. Pnre stlk,
soft finish, at 75c, 51, 51 12; full 24-inch
at 51 25 and $1 50 are the cheapest goods in
the market. Faille Francaise, 75c up to $2.
Satin merveilleauz, Baratheas and fancy
silks at low prices. Colored dress BilksatCOc
up. Silk plushes and velvets at attractive
Shirts, white and colored, laundried and
unlaundried. Our 50c, 62c and 75c unlaun
dned shirts are the best values ever
offered. Collars and cuffs, best makes.
Neckwear all reduced. Mufflers and silk
handkerchiels at extremely low prices.
Winter glAves in great variety.
Blankets, Comforts, Flannels
and QUILTS at reduced prices. Balance of
holiday novelties clearing at half price.
Grand clearing sale of winter underwear
for men, boys, misses and infants.
PEEVIOTJS TO TAKING STOCK WE WILL OFFER ON
WEDNESDAY, JAN'Y 2,
All short lengths of dress goods, silks, flannels, crashes, sheetings, embroideries and laces,
prints, ribbons, shirtings, table linens, etc., without regard to regular price or cost. We
prefer to do this rather than inventory them. On
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
All odd lots of Hosiery, gloves and underwear of every kind will be disposed of.
B00 pieces on cheap dress goods counter at 12lc to 25e. Many of these just half price.
consisting of plain, striped, plaids, fancy weaves and mixtures, at 30c, 37c. Bare values
in plain and mixed cloth suitings, superior finish. See the French cashmere and Henri
ettas, all colors, at 50c, worth 75c Notable bargains in English and French dress fabrics,
50c, 75c, 90o and $1. Broadcloths, 90c, Jl, f 1 25 and 51 50.
All-wool cashmeres, silk -warps, and all-wool Henriettas, Australian cords, armures,
camel's hair serges, Drap d' Almas, albatross, nun's veilings and fancy weaves. We have
nothing bnt reliable makes, and guarantee the prices low for quality.
6-4 cloths, in plain, checks, stripes and mixtures, for ladies and masses, long or short
garments, at specially low prices to close.
Samples Sent When Requested. Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
Now is the time to get bargains in his de
partment. We have put the prices down
from 50 to 75 per cent to unloat nil our
ladies' cloth jackets of every kind, JPtriped,
plaids and nu
ain; also raglans, newmarkets
as. Immense bargains ui seal
plush jackets, coats, wraps and doiioans.
Misses' and children's coats, jackets and
gretchens, all sizes, 2 to 18 years. Iteady
made suits and dresses for ladies and mispes
all reduced. It will jloubly repay yo-a to
visit this department
Lots of time to wear fare yet. Pricea purchase for nothing.
temntinp. MiifFs. boas, collars and tnm-i "
mines in all the desirable furs.
Before taking stock, and to give us room
for our jiew spring arrivals, we will close out
all short lengths up to 25 yards of a pattern
at one-half their actual coat. Bargains in
body brussels, tapestries, ingrains, hall and
stair carpets. Bugs, mats and oilcloths at
Best value? in this market from 50c up.
.See the curtains from $1 to 55 a pair.. Turco
man anu cneniiie curtains auu porueres at
TT.T.T A -M- SBMPIiE,
165-167-169 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY CITY, PA,
Bo Charge Made
To iny Lucky Customer. '::;
Ho Money Taken
From Any Fortunate PurchasBPfl
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xl may secin auaugc iu juu uui s. omjum j a,u.u . wu.&. -wfl
mav wonder how we do it, why we do it? You have wondered before at
the novel and extraordinary things done by us and you will wonder ;
again. We have not, by a great deal, exhausted all the plans we made
some time aeo to astonish and astound you. We have gathered around!
us a trade that is the wonder of the day. Our success has been vron-
derful, our business phenomenal, and we like to show that our gratitude!
consists not in words alone nence tnis novel plan or ours to piease.
WF WANT IT DISTINCTLY UNDERSTOOD
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That it makes no ditterence wnar. you purcnase, in wnat aeparnnenryaa.
make vour purchase or what price you pay it may be io cents or ifmay
be $50 U it be the twentieth purchase at the price paid you'll getyoux
.WE POSITIVELY GIVE THE GOODS AWAY
,Last year we gave away thousands of articles this year we wanTto
luake it tens of thousands, and in order 0 satisfy everybody that weTdo
exactly as we advertise we shall give a list of names and addresses of
those persons who get their goods for nothing, in thisr paper, ot 'Sunday
300 to 400 Market