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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1889.
DOES EELIGION PAT?
Dr. Talmaste Speaks of Godliness From
a Business Standpoint.
-A DISCOURSE FOR THE SEW TEAR.
Prosperity and Mental
TO BE OBTAINED THROUGH EELIGION
rSrECIAL TELEGttAM TO THE DISPATCn.J
Brooklyk, January C At the Taber
nacle to-day )he Rev. T. DeMTitt Talmage,
D. D., preached a discourse on the subject:
"Does Religion Pay?" The opening hymn
My days are eliding swiftly by.
And I, a pilgrim stranger,
"Would not detain them as they fly,
These hours of toil anil danger.
The test was: "Godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of the life
that now is and of that which is to come."
I. Timothy, iv., a Dr. Talmage said:
A happy 2few Year to one and all!
There is a gloomy and passive way of
waiting tor the events of the opening year to
come upon us, and there is a heroic way of
going out to meet them, strong in God and
fearing nothing. "When the body of -Catiline
was lound on the battlefield it was
found far in advance of all his troops, and
among the enemy; and the best way is not
for us to lie down and let the events of life
trample over us, but to go forth in a Chris
tian spirit, dctcrmined-to conquer.
The papers were made out, and some of
vou have just entered into business partner-i-hips,
and others of you take higher posi
tions in the commercial establishment where
you were engagedj and others have entered
iipon new enterprises, and there were last
week in these cities 10,000 business changes.
and I am determined, so far as I have any
thing to do with it, that you shall not be
disappointed, and therefore I propose," as
God may help me this morning, to project
upon your attention a new clement of suc
cess. You will have in the business firm, fru
gality, patience, industry, perseverance,
economy a very strong business firm, but
there needs to be one member added, might
ier than them all, and not a silent partner,
cither theoneintroducedbymytext: "God
liness which is profitable unto all things,
having the promise of the life that now is as
well as of that which is to come."
I suppose you are all willing to admit
that godliness is important in its eternal re
lations; but perhaps some of you say: "All
I want is an opportunity to say a prayer be
fore I die, and all will be well." There are
a great many people who suppose that if
they can finally get safely out of this world
into a better world, they will have ex
hausted the entire advantage of our holy
religion. They talk as though religion
were a mere nod of recognition which we
are to give to the Lord Jesus on-our way up
to a heavenly mansion; as though it were an
admission ticket, of no use except to give in
at the door of heaven. And there are thou
sands ot people who have great admiration
for a religion of the shroud, and a religion
of the coffin, and a religion of the hearse,
and a religion of the cemetery, who have no
appreciation of a religion for the bank, for
the farm, tor the factory, for the warehouse,
for the jeweler's shop, lor the broker's office.
Now, while I would not throw any slur on a
tost moktesi beligiox,
I want this morning, and on the first Sab
bath of the new year, to eulogize an ante
mortem religion. A religion that is of no
use to you while you live, will be of no use
to you when you die. "Godliness is profit
able unto all things, having the promise of
the lire that now is as well as of that which
is to come." And I have alwavs noticed
that when the grace is very low in a man's
heart he talks a great deal in prayer meet
ings about deaths, and about coffins, and
about graves, and about churchyards. I
have noticed that the healthy Christian, the
man who is living near to God, and is on
the straight road to Heaven, is lull of jubi
lant satisfaction, and talks abont the duties
of this life, understanding well that if God
helps him to live right He will help him to
Now, in the first place, I remark that
godliness is good for a man's physical
health. I do not mean to say that it will
restore a brokendown constitution, or drive
rheumatism from the limbs, or neuralgia
from the temples, or pleurisy from the side;
but I do mean to say that it gives one Euch
habits and puts one in such condition as is
most favorable for physical health. That I
believe, and that I avow. Everybody knows
that buoyancy of spirit is good physical ad
vantage. Gloom, unrest, dejection are at
war with every pulsation of the heart, and
with every respiration of the lungs. It
lowers the vitality, it slackens the circula
tion, while exhileration of spirit pours the
very balm of heaven through all the cur
rents of life. The sense of insecurity which
sometimes hovers over an unregenerate
man, or pounces upon him with the blast of
10,000 trumpets of terror, is most de
pleting and most exhausting, while the feel
ing that all things are working together for
iny good now, and lor my everlasting wel
fare, is conducive to physical health.
You will observe that
GODLINESS INDUCES IHDUSTBT,
which is the foundation of good health.
There is no law of hygiene that will keep a
lazy man well. Pleurisy will stab him,
erysipelas will burn him, jaundice will dis
color him, gout will cripple him, and the
intelligent physician will not prescribe anti
septic, or febrifuge, or anodyne, but saws
and hammers, and yardsticks, and crowbars,
and pickaxes. There is no such thing as
good physical condition without positive
work of some kind, although you should
sleep on down of swan, or ride in carriage of
softest upholstery, or have on your table all
the luxuries that were poured from the wine
vats of Ispahan and bhiraz. Uur religion
says: "Away to the bankl away to the field!
away to the shop! away to the factory! do
something that will enlist all the energies
of your oody, mind and soul." "Diligent
in business, fervent in spirit, serving the
Lord;" while upon the bare back of the idler
and the drone comes down the sharp lash of
the apostle as he says: "If any man will not
work, neither shall he eat."
Oh, how important in this day, when so
much is said about anatomy and physiology
and therapeutics and some new style of med
icine is ever and anon springing upon the
world, that you should understand that the
highest school of medicine is the school of
Christ, which declares that "Godliness is
profitable unto all things, having the prom
ise of the life that now is as well as of that
which is to come." So, if you start out two
men in the world with equal physical
health, and then one ol them shall get the
religion of the Lord Jesus Christ in his
heart and the other shall not get it, the one
who becomes a son of the Lord Almighty
will live the longer. "With long life will
I satisfy thee, and show thee my salvation."
Again I remark that godliness is good for
the intellect I know some have supposed
that just as soon as a man enters into the
Christian life, his intellect goes into a be
dwarfing process. So far from that, religion
will give new brilliancy to the intellect,
new strength to the imagination, new force
to the will, and wider swing to all the
intellectual faculties.' Christianity is the
GREAT CENTEAL TIKE
at which philosophy has lighted its bright
est torch. The religion of the Lord Jesus
Christ is the fountain out of which learning
has dipped its clearest draught. The Heli
con poured forth no such inspiring waters
ns those which flow from under the throne
of God clear as crystal. Religion has given
n$w energy to pnesy, weeping in Dr.
Young' "'Night Thoughts," leaching in
Cowper's "Task," flaming in Charles Wes
ley's hymns, and rushing with archangelic
splendor through Milton's "Paradise Lost."
The religion of Jesus Christ hat hung in
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studio and in gallery of art and in Vatican,
the best pictures Titian's "Assumption,
Raphael's "Transfiguration," Ruben's "De
scent from the Cross," Claude's "Burning
Bush," and Angelo's "Last Judgment."
Religion has made the best music of the
world .Havdn's "Creation," Handel's
"Messiah," "Mozart's "Reauiem." Is it
possible that a religion which builds such
indestructible monuments, and which lifts
its ensign on the highest promontories of
worldlv power, can have any effect upon a
man's intellect but elevation and enlarge
Now, I commend godliness as thp best
mental discipline better than belles lettres
to purify the taste, better than mathematics
to harness the mind to all intricacy and
elaboration, better than logic to marshal
the intellectual forces for onset and victory.
It will go with Hugh Miller and show him
the footprints of the Creator in the red
sandstone. It will go with the botanist and
show him celestial glories encamped under
the curtain of a water lily. It will go with
the astronomer on the great heights where
God shepherds the great flock of worlds
that wander on the hills of heaven answer
ing His voice as He calls them all by their
Again I remark, that godliness is profit
able for one's disposition. Lord Ashley,
before he went into a great battle, was heard
to offer this prayer: "O Lord, I shall be
veiy busy to-day; if I forget Thee, forget
me not." With such a Christian disposition
as that, a man is
INDEPENDENT OP ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.
Our piety will have a tinge of our natural
temperament. If a man be cross and sour
and fretful naturally, after he becomes a
Christian he will always have to be armed
against the rebellion of those evil inclina
tions; but religion has tamed the wildest
nature; it has turned fretfulness into grati
tude, despondency into good cheer, and
those who were hard and ungovernable and
uncompromising have been made pliable
and conciliatory. Good resolution, reform
atory effort, will not effect the 'change. It
takes a mightier arm and a mightier hand
to bend evil habits than the hand that bent
the bow of Ulysses, and it takes a stronger
lasso than ever held the buffalo on the
prairie. A man caunot go forth with any
human weapons and contend successfully
against these Titans armed with uptorn
mountain. But you have known men into
whose spirit the influence of the Gospel of
Christ came, until their disposition was
So it was with two merchants in New
York. They were very antagonistic. They
had done all they could to injure each other.
They were in the same line of business. One
of the merchants was converted to God.
Having been converted, he asked the Lord
to teach him how to beai himself toward
that business antagonist, and he was im
pressed with the fact that it was his dnty
when a customer asked lor certain kinds of
goods which he had not, but which he knew
his opponent had, to recommend him to go
to that store. I suppose that is about the
hardest thing a man could do; but being
thoroughly converted to God, he resolved to
do that very thing, and being asked for a
certain kind of goods which he had not, he
said: "You go to such anduch a store,
and you will get it." Alter a while mer
chant No. 2 found these customers coming
so sent, and he found also that merchant No.
1 had been brought to God, and he sought
the same religion. .Now they are good
friends and good neighbors, the craceof
God entirely changing their disposition.
"Oh," says some one, "I have a rough,
jagged, impetuous nature,and religion can't
do anything for me." Do you know that
Martin Luther and Robert Newton and
Richard Baxter were impetuous, all-consuming
natures, yet the grace of God turned
them into the mightiest usefulness? A
manufacturer cares but very little for a
6tream that slowly runs through the meadow
A STEONG TOKEENT
that leaps from rock to rock, and rushes
with mad energy through the valley and out
toward the sea. Along that river you will
find flutterincshuttles and grinding mill
and flashing" water-wheel. And a nature,
the swiftest, the most rugged and the most
tremendous, that is the nature God turns
into greatest usefulness.
Ob, how many who have been pugnacious,
and hard to please, and irascible, and more
bothered about the mote in their neighbor's
eye than aDout tne oeani ii&e snip umoer in
their own eye, who have been entirely
changed by the grace of God, and have
found out that "Godliness is profitable for
the life that now is as well as for the life
which is to come."
Again I remark, that.religion is good for
a man's worldly business. I know the gen
eral theory is, the more business the less re
ligion, the more religion the less business.
Not so thought Dr. Hans in his "Biography
of a Christian Merchant," when he says:
"He grew in grace the last six years of nis
life more than atany time in his life; during
those six years he had more business crown
ing upon him than at any other time. In
other words, the more worldly business a
man has, the more opportunity to serve God.
Does religion exhilarate orretard worldly
business? is the practical question for you
to discuss. Does it hang like a mortgage
over the farm? Is it a oad debt on the
ledger? Is it a lien against the estate?
Does it crowd the door through which cus
tomers, come for broadcloths and silks?
Now, religion will hinder your business if
it be a bad business, or if it be a good busi
ness wrongly conducted. If you tell lies
behind the counter, if you use
FALSE WEIGHTS AND MEASUBES,
if vou put sand in sugar, and beet-juice in
vinegar, and lard in butter, and sell for one
thing that which is another thing, then re
ligion will interfere with that business; but
a lawful business, lawfully conducted, will
find the religion of .the Lord Jesus Christ
its mightiest auxiliary.
Religion will give an'equipoise of spirit,
it will keep you from ebullitions of temper
and you know a great many fine busi
nesses have been blown to atoms by bad
temper it will keep you from worrjment
about frequent loss, it will keep you in
dustrious and prompt, it will keep you
back from squandering and from dissipa
tion, it will give you a kindness of spirit
which will be easily distinguished lrom
that mere store courtesy which shakes hands
violently with you, asking about the health
of your family when there is no anxiety to
know whether your child is well or sick;
but the anxiety is to knowhow many dozen
cambric pocket handkerchiefs you will take
and pay cash down. It will prepare you
for the practical duties of everyday life. I
do not mean to say that religion will make
us financially rich, hut I do say that it will
give us, it will assure us of a comfortable
sustenance at the start,
A COMFORTABLE SUBSISTENCE
all the way through, and it will help us to
direct the bank, to manage the traffic, to
'conduct all our business matters, and to
make the most insignificant affair of our
life a matter of vast importance glorified by
In New York City there was a merchant
hard in his dealings with his fellows, who
had written over his banking house, or his
counting house room: "No compromise."
Then when some merchant got in a crisis
and went down no fault of his, but a con
junction of evil circumstances and all the
other merchants were willing to compro
mise they would take 75 cents on the
dollar, or 50 cents, or 20 cents coming to
this man last of all, he said? "No compro
mise; I'll take 100 cents on the dollar, and I
can afford to wait." Well, the wheel turned,
and after a while that man was in the crisis
of business, and he sent out his agents to
compromise, and the agents said to the
merchants: "Will yon take 60 cents oh the
dollar?" "No." i'Will you take anv-thing?'5-
"We'll take 100 cents on the
dollar. No compromise." And the man
who wrote that inscription over his
counting house door died in destitution.
Oh, we want more of the kindness of the
Gospel and the spirit of love in
our business enterprises! How many young
men have found in the religion of Jesus
Christ a practical help? How many there
are in this house to-day who could testify
out of their own experience that godliness
is profitable for the life that now is? There
were times in their business career when
inV vnf Ji frw TiAim onH ntara frw tioln
and yonder for help, and got no help until
they knelt before the Lord crying for his
THE LGSD RESCUED THEM.
In a bank not far from our great metrop
olis a village bank an officer could not
balance his accounts. He had worked at
them day alter day, night after night, and
he was sick nigh 'unto death as a result.
He knew he had not taken one farthing
from that bank, but somehow, for some rea
son inscrututable then, the accounts wouldn't
balance. The time rolled on, and the morn
ing of the day when the books should pass
Under the inspection of the other officers ar
rived, and he felt himself in awful peril,
conscious of his own integrity, but unable
to prove-that integrity.
That morning he went to the bank early,
and he knelt down "before God and told the
whole store of his mental anguish, and he
said: "O, Lord, I have done right; I have
preserved my integrity,but heVe I am about
to be overthrown unless Thou should come
to my rescue. Lord, deliver me." And for
one hour he continued the prayer before
God, and then he rose and went to an old
blotter that he had forgotten all about. He
opened it. aud there lav a sheet of figures
which he only needed to add to another line
of figures some line of figures he had for
gotten and knew not where he had laid
them and the accounts were balanced, and
the Lord delivered him. You are an infidel
if you do not believe it. The Lord delivered
him. God answered his prayer, as He will
answer your prayer, O! man of business,
in every crisis when you come to Him.
Now, if this be so, then I am persuaded,
as you are, of the fact that the vast ma
jority of Christians do not fully test the
value of their religion. They arc like &
farmer in California, with 15,000 acres of
good wheat land and culturing only a
quarter of .an acre. Why do you not
and make the religion of Jesus Christ a
practical affair every day bf your business
life and all this year, beginning now, and
to-morrow moraine nutting into practical
effect this holy religion and demonstrating
in your life that godliness is profitable here
as well as hereafter?
How can you get along without this re
ligion? Is your physical health so good
you do not want this divine tonic? Is your
mind so clear, so vast, so comprehensive
that you do net want this divine inspira
tion? Is your worldly business so thor
oughly established that you have no use for
that religion which has been the help and
deliverance of tens of thousands of men in
crises of worldly trouble? And if what I
have said this morning is true, then you see
what a fatal blunder it is when a man ad
journs to life's expiration the uses of re
ligion. A man who postpones religion to
CO years of age gets religion 50 years too
late. He may get into the kingdom of God
by final repentance, but what can compen
sate him for a whole lifetime unalleviated
and uncomforted? You want religion to
day in the training of that child. You will
want religion to-morrow in dealing with
that Western customer. You wanted re
ligion yesterday to curb your temper. Is
your arm strong enough to beat your way
through the floods? Can you without being
encased in the mail of God's eternal help go
forth amid the assault of all hell's sharp
shooters? Can you walk alone across these
crumbling graves and amid these gaping
earthquakes? Can you, water-logged and
mast-shivered, outlive the gale?
Oh, how many there have been who, post
poning the religion of Jesus Christ, have
plunged into mibtakes they never could
correct although they lived 80 years after,
and like serpents crushed under cart
wheels, dragcing their mauled bodies under
the rocks to die; so these men have fallen
under the wheel of awful calamity, crushed
here, destroyed lorever, while a vast mul
titude of others have taken the religion of
Jesus Christ into every-day'life, and, first,
in practical business affairs, and, secondly,
on the throne of heavenly triumph, have
illustrated, while angels looked on and a
universe approved, the glorious truth that
"Godliness is profitable unto all things,
having the promise ot the life which now is
as well as that which is to come."
A Tcxnn Mob Try to Lynch n Thief, bnt
I Are Finally Fought OfT.
Dallas, January 6. Last Thursday
Deputy Sheriff J. A. Moore arrested Jack
O'Brien at Garland, this county, where two
stores had been robbed. Part of the stolen
goods were found in O'Brien's possession.
Friday night the officer started with
O'Brien for Dallas for safekeeping. While
Moore was buying a cigar at the depot a
masked mob of a dozen men cap
tured the prisoner, carried him to
Elm Tree Park, a quarter of a mile
distant, and strung him to a tree. Hoore
reached the scene and cut the rope just in
time to save O'Brien's life. Moore was
overpowered. Part of the mob held the of
ficer while tbo others took O'Brien some
distance and again strung him up.
Moore finally freed himself, and with a
revolver in either hand advanced on the
lynchers and again cut O'Brien down.
Both parties then opened fire and several of
the mob were wounded. Moore and his
prisoner finally reached Dallas in safety.
It is not known whether the wounded men
are fatally injured or not.
MKS. PAES0NS KAJ.TS.
She Declares Herself a Revolutionist and
Will Die In Her Belief.
Chicago, January 6. Mrs. Parsons, the
Anarchist, to-day made another .violent
speech similar to the one she delivered last
Sunday and this time, as before, she was
unmolested by the police. Her audience
met in Waverly Hall, near police head
quarters, and was ostensibly a gathering of
Socialists, whose purpose was to discuss a
paper on "Salvation from. Poverty."
Mrs. Parsons said: "I am a revolutionist,
and I believe all means are justifiable
to get ridof the present industrial slavery.
The capitalists, our masters, nullify the
ballot. A revolution by force must come,
and the sooner it comes the quicker yonr
emancipation will arrive. Behind the bal
lot must be a Winchester rifle." Conclud
ing, the dark-skinned speaker vehemently
declared: "Por one, I am going to follow
the truth if it takes me behind prison bars,
and if I have to die for it."
Is dangerous as well as troublesome.
It renders the 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 AVer's
" I was recently troubled with a dry
cougli 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 o
for the better, and, by the time I had
used it a week, my cough had entirely
disappeared." H. W. Denny, Franklin
square, Worcester, Mass.
"Ayer's Cherry Pectoral leads all
other medicines as a. sure, safe, and
speedy cure of throat anil lung troubles."
- W. H. Graff & Co., Druggists, Carson,
Ayer's Cherry Pectora
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Dr. J.' C. Ayer & Co., LowefJ, Mass,
Bold oyall Druggists, -rrice $1; six bottles, $5.
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Insurance Co. pf North America.
Losses adjusted and paid by WILLIAM L
JONES. 1 Fourth avenue.
'A Dry Cougli"
Condensed Special Dispatcher From Snr
raandlDE Communities That Are Tribu
tary to Plttibnrca
F. McLain, a farmer near Lima, has
assigned. Assests, $5,000; liabilities, unknown.
Joseph, B. Hull, a wealthy farmer near
Lima, O., dropped dead from heart disease
Mb. Abraham Early, of Lima, retired In
ood health Saturday night, but was found
ead In bed yesterday morning.
The largo barn of Samuel Shackelford, at
Newark, O., was destroyed by fire, Sunday
afternoon. Loss 11,000. Insurance $600.
Findlay police raided the gambling houses
Saturday night, and arrested SO onerators. The
Mayor held court from midnight until 9 A. it.,
and assessed lines amounting to 1,000.
M. Buiieebile, a German, was found dead
in his room at the Central Hotel, Springfield,
yesterday morning. An empty chloral bottle
stood on the table. His residence is unknown.
Baltimoke and Ohio passenger No. 102
was fired into at the Fourth street crossing,
Newark. O., after dark, by unknown parties. A
traveling man named Moore had a narrow
A Baltimore and Ohio freight went
through a bridge at South Louisville, O., Sun
day, causing a disastrous wreck. The con
ductor and brakeman were slightly injured.
A HAiLKOADEit named F. B. Isaacs was ran
down by a cut of cars in the Baltimore and
Ohio yards at Newark, O., Sunday and fear
fully mangled, all his limbs being severed from
bis body. He died one hour later. His home
was in Baltimore.
a May Wilson, aged 8 years, by her next
friend, Richard Wilson, has began suit in Com
mon Pleas Court at Youngstown, against the
New York, Lake Erie and western for $2,000
damages. The plaintiff was injured in the
wreck at Rittman last fall.
No lady shoulcl be without a shawl; our
S3 0 and $5 quality cannot be equaled at
double the price. Hugus & Hacks.
Extra fine kid button, hand turned ladies'
shoes, fcJ oo shoes, at 52 and $3 so per pair,
at G. D. Simen's, 78 Ohio street, Alle
A New Year.
Housekeepers, turn over a iJew leaf and
use the best flour in the market Rosalia
manufactured exclusively by Whitmyre &
Co., Thirty-eighth street and Allegheny
Kemants in table linens, bleached,
half-bleached and turkey red; these are
slightly soiled and will be sold at half
price. HtJGUS & Hacke.
BAIRD On Saturday January 5, 1889, at
3:40 p. jr., George W. Baikd, youngest son of
A. J. and Margaret C. Baird, aged 3 years and
Funeral service on Monday at 10 a. m., at
the residence of his parents, No. 205Wylie
avenne. Interment private.
CLELAND At his late residence, corner of
Fenn and Rebecca streets, Twentieth ward, on
Sunday, January 6, '89, at 8:40 A. M., David
Cleland, in the 75th yoar of his age.
Funeral services on Tuesday, January 8, at
2 r. si Friends of the family are respectfully
Invited to attend. 2
COOLEY On Sunday morning, at the fam
ily residence. No. 106 South Eleventh street,
Southside, Albebt C. Cooley, aged 25 years
6 months, 4 days, son of Sarah and the late Al
bert Cooley, Sr.
Funeral at New Castle, Pa., January 8. 2
CLARK On Sunday, January 6, 1SS9, at
3:10 r. St., Feaxk Clark, aged 52 years.
Funeral from his late residence, rear of 2833
renn avenue, on Tuesday, at 8:30 a. it.
Services at St. John's R. C. Church, Thirty,
second street, at 9 a. si. Friends of the fam
ily and Branch No. 95, E. B. A., are respectfully
invited to attend.
COWAN Sunday, January 6, 18S9, at 10 X.
it., at her late residence, corner of Mageeand
Gibbon streets, Mrs. Ellen Cowan, widow of
tho late Charles Cowan.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's
Cathedral on Wednesday moenino at 9
o'clock. Friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend. 3
DAVIDSON On Saturday, at 5 o'clock A.
m.. Mrs. Maboebett Davidson, wife of
Samuel Davidson, Secretary of Humane
Funeral services at 1 p. Jt. Monday, at 250
Bedford avenue. Interment private at a later
hour. Friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend.
EISAMAN On Sunday, January 6, 18S9, at
4:40 P. St., at his late residence in Knoxville
borough, Lewis JEisabian in bis 65th year. '
Funeral Wednesday, at 10 A. si. 2
GARROW In Cheyenne, Wyo. T., January
3, Miss Minnette Winifobd GABBOW, for
merly of, Pittsburg.
Funeral service at the residence of her
brother, Bailey avenue. Tuesday. January 8.
at 2 o'clock P. si. Friends of the family are re
spectfully invited to attend. 2
GKIESNER On Sunday, January 6. 1889, at
9 a. jl, Nettie, daughter of Mrs. Alice Gries
ner, aged it years and 4 months.
Funeral from the residence of her mother,
Kittanning street, Etna, Pa., on Tuesday,
January 8, at 2 p. m. Friends of the family are
respectfully invited to attend.
GRAVES On Saturday. January 5, 1889, at
10:50 p. Jr., Maggie Myrtle Gbaves, daugh
ter of William and Mary Graves, aged 2 years
and 15 days.
Funeral this afternoon at 2 p. ir. from
No. 10 Mercer street, at the residence of Mrs.
William Downey. Friends respectfully invited
IHMSEN On Saturday, Januarys, 1889, at
8.30 A. m., at Denver, Col., Christian T. Iiim
ren, eon of the late Charles T. Ihmsen, in the
33d year ot his age.
Notice of funeral later. 2
Kfl APP On Sunday, January 6. 1889. at 12:45
p. 11., Callie J second daughter of Michael
J.andAbbie C. Knapp (nee Haines), aged 6
years montns ana s aays.
Funeral on Tuesday, January 8, at 2 p. M.,
from the residence df her parents, Steubenvillo
pike, Chartiers township. Friends of tho fam
ily are respectfully invited to -attend. 2
MARKS On Saturday. January 5. at 8:30
A. sr., Mrs. Margaret Harks, in the 63d year
of her age.
Funeral from theresidence of her sister. Miss
S. A. Dougherty, 213 Grant street, on Tues
day, January 8, at 2 o'clock P. M. Friends of
the family are respectfully Invited to attend. 2
MILHOLLAND On Sunday morning, De
cember SO, 18S8. at Denver, CoL, William W.
Milholland, brother of J. and J. B. Mil
holland, in the 40th year of his age.
Funeral services at the Third TJ. P. Church,
Diamond street, Monday morning, January
7, at 10 o'clock. Interment private. 2
MURDOCH On Saturday evenine, January
5, 1889, at Wampum, Pa., Sarah, wife of Will
iam F. Murdoch.
Notice of funeral later.
SCHILDS On Sunday at 130 A. jr., HEN
BY SCHILDS, in the 68th year of his age.
Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law,
Thomas Bingham, 47 Flumxner Btreet, on
Tuesday at 2 r. st. Friends of the family re
spectfully invited to attend.
Baltimore papers please copy. 2
WHITE Saturday, January's, at the resi
dence of his son. Rev. A. W. White, Jefferson,
Green county. Pa., John B. White, formerly
a resident of this city, in the 89th year of his
Services at tno residence of his son, ex-Chief
W. J. White, No. 8 Clark street, on Monday
evening, January 7, at 6:30 o'clock P. M. The
remains will be taken to Plain Grove, Law.
rence county. Pa., for interment on Tuesday,
January 8. t
' (Successors to Meyer, Arnold & Co., Lta.,)
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER.
Office and residence, 1131 Penn avenue. Tel.
ephone connection. myl0-h53-irwir
John L. Tbexler. pattl Baver.
BAUER & TBEXLER,
Undertakers and Erobalmers, Livery and Bale
Stable. No. 378 and 3S0 Bearer aye. Branch
office, 679 Preble aye., Allegheny City.
Telephone 3416. auS-ttB-HThsu
CHOICE COT FLOWERS AND SMIT.AX
A. M. & J. B. MURDOCH,
Including all the fancy varieties Carnations,
LU7 pf the Valley, Maidenhair Fern, etc,
Prices always consistent with quality.
JOHN R. & A. MURDOCH,..
Telephone 239L COS SXXXKTISLD-ST.
NOTICE OF REMOVAL!.
About Feb. 1 We Will Jtemove to
37 FIFTH AVE.
(NORTH SIDE OF STREET).
On account of removal we will offer our en
tire stock of Silver Plated Ware, Clocks.
Bronzes, Statuary, Onyx Top Tables. Brass Cab
inets, Piano Lamps and Choice Art Goods at a
Great Reduction in Price.
43This will be a rare opportunity to pur
chase npe goods at a very low pnee.
WATTLES & SHEAFER,
64 FLPTH AVENUE.
Great Clearance Sale !
" Fur and Fur Trimming must go.
Muffs as low as 50c. Fur Trimming
as low as"ioc a yard. These goods
must be sold if prices are appreciated.
O. D. LEVIS, Solicitor of Patents,
1S1 Fifth avenue.above Smithfleld, next Leader
office. (No delay.) Established 20 years.
A. GARRISON FOUNDRY CO.,
Manufacturers of Solid and Hollow. Chilled
Sand and Patent Homoceneous Steel
Rolls and Rolling Mill Castings.
Office Nos. lOandlS WOOD STREET.
ZCPrTVTvT" A INSORANCE CO.,
.ZXLl L JLN -til- Hartford, Conn.
Assets, January 1, 18S7 SV,56S,8S 5
EDWARDS& KENNEY, Agents,
OQ Fourth avenue. Pit tsburg
DISCOUNT SALE !
NOW GOING ON AT
Our immense establishment to be
reorganized 1 , A partnership
All this necessitates the
big stock. We
OUR LOSS is the
And for the Next Twenty Days
want at your own
Ladies' Wraps, Plush Coats, Cloth Newmarkets,
Jackets, Jerseys, Misses' and
Children's Cloaks !
All marked away down from last week's prices ; and, as a further induce
ment to create rapid sales, we offer TWENTY PER CENT DISCOUNT
on every Cloak in pur big store. Don't delay in making your selection ;
the assortment is ample and we can please you. We are hustling
lively to make our sales tell.
For Men, Women and Children, must be moved at once. TWENTY
PER CENT DISCOUNT will induce you to help us do so. Ladies
Muslin Underwear has to go in this remarkable sale. TEN PER CENT
DISCOUNT on every garment in our store to-day. All our Fancy
Goods, Bric-a-'Brac, Pictures, Easels, Albums, Fine Pottery, Mirrors,
Dolls, Books, Games, to be sacrificed now. TWENTY PER CENT
DISCOUNT on all these rich and elegant goods on our second floor.
CORSETS AND BUSTLES !
TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT for the next 20 days.
LACE CURTAINS, WHITE GOODS, TOWELS,
TABLE LINEN, NAPKINS, all at TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT
now. TWENTY PER' CENT DISCOUNT on all Woolen Goods.
BSTTEN PER CENT DISCOUNT in other departments.a
SIP IE CI-A-Xi .
Come in the morning and avoid the afternoon crowds.
Q fr 0 $ $ C ' $ & fr
MORRIS H. DANZIGER'S,
' '4MWWMW Sixth St.-538-5M2 Penn Ave.
AT WM SEMPUS'S
Special Good Bargains
All Winter Goods Closing Out and New
Our special brand black gros grain silks
gives' unbounded satisfaction. Pare silk,
soft finish, at 75c, $1, ?1 12i; full 2-1-ineb.
at $1 25 and $1 50 arc the cheapest goods in
the market. Faille Francaise, 75c up to $2.
fJatin merveilleaux, Baratheas and fancy
silks at low prices. Colored dress silks at SOo
up. Silk plushes and velvets at attractive
Shirts, white and colored, laundried and
unlaundried. Our 60c, 62c and 75c unlaun
dried shirts are the best values ever
offered. Collars and cuffs, best makes.
Neckwear all reduced. Mufflers and silk
handkerchiefs at extremely low prices.
Witter gloves in great variety.
Blankets, Comforts,- Flannels
and QtflLTS at reduced prices. Balance of
holiday novelties clearing at half price.
Grand clearing sale of winter underwear
for men, boys, misses and infants.
OLDEST FUR HOUSE IN THE WEST.
SEAL SACQUES and WRAPS
At a POSITIVE DEDUCTION.
We have made a positive reduction in above
goods and in ALL SMALL FURS, so as to re
duce our largo stock before January 1.
441 WOOD STREET.
The most complete assortment of SKATES
ever shown In this citv.
J. B. KAERCHER,
de25-8h 442 Wood St. Pittsburg, Pa.
enlarged ! Our entire business to be
to be formed on February 1, 1889.
rapid disposal of the bulk of
are ready to Sacrifice!
almost buy what you
PBEtflOTJS TO TAKING- STOCK WE WILL OFFER ON
All short lengths of dress goods, silks, flannels, crashes, sheetings, embroideries and laces,
prints, ribbons, shirtings, table linens, etc., without regard to regular prlqe or rest. fe
prefer to do this rather than inventory them. On '
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND-SATURDAY
All odd lots of Hosiery, gloves and underwear of every kind wiil be disposed of.
500 pieces on cheap dress goods counter at 12Jc to 25c. Many of these just half price,
consisting of plain, striped, plaids, fancy weaves and mixtures, at 30c, 37c. Rare values
in plain and inked cloth suitings, superior finish. See the French cashmere and Henri
ettas, all colors, at 50e, worth 75c. Notable bargains in English and French dress fabrics,
50c, 75c, 90c and SI. Broadcloths, 90c, fl, Jl 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 but reliable makes, and guarantee the prices low for quality.
6-4 cloths, in plain, checks, stripes and mixtures, for ladies and misses, long or short
garments, atspecially low prices to close.
SampIe&Sent When Requested. Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
165-167-169 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY CITY, PA,
LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR
Muslin. Trimmed Gown, tucked yoke, at 68c. '" I
Muslin, Trimmed Gown, tucked yoke, at 75c.
Muslin, Hamburg Trimmed Gown, at 98c.
Cambric, Lace Trimmed Gown, at 98c.
Muslin. Hamburg Trimmed Gown, at 1 25.
Muslin, Lace Trimmed Gown, at $1 25.
Fine Muslin Gown, self-trimmed, at $1 38.
Cambric, Lace and Hamburg Trimmed Gowns, at SI 38.
Cambric and Muslin, Lace and Hamburg Trimmed Gowns, at $1 50, $1 69 and $1 73.
Cambric, Lace and Embroidered Trimmed Gowns, at 1 93. .
Cambric, Lace Trimmed Gowns, at $2 25 and $2 50.
Cambric Gown. Embroidered. "V-shaped neck, at 52 75.
Handsome Cambric Gowns, Valenciennes and Torchon, Lace Trimmed, at $3', $3 25
and $4 50.
LADIES' WHITE SKIRTS.
Muslin Skirt, Cambric Ruffle, at 50c. v
Muslin Skirt, Cambric Ruffle, at 69c.
Muslin Skirt, Embroidered Ruffle, at 75c
Muslin Skirt, Plain Tucks, at 89c. - ?
Muslin Skirt, Wide Embroidered Ruffle, at 5L - t'v
Muslin Skirt. Embroidered Ruffle, at SI 25. ' ' N -.'-' ',
Muslin Skirt, Embroidered Ruffle, at SI 38.
Muslin Skirt, Embroidered Ruffle, at $1 50. " - '
Muslin Skirt, Lace and Embroidered Ruffles, at 51 69.
Muslin Skirt, Torchon Lace Trimmed, at 52.
Cambric Skirt, Torchon Lace Trimmed, at S2 50.
Pine Cambric Skirt, Valenciennes Lace Flounces, at J3.
Cambric Skirt, Torchon Lace Trimmed, at S3 25.
Fine Cambric Skirt, Torchon Lace Trimmed, at $4 and S4 75.
Or Similar bargains in Ladles Chemises, Drawers and Corset,
Covers during our White Opening
FLEISHMAN $c CO
SALE HAS COMMENCED.
A Large Line of Ladies'
Hight Gowns, Chemises, Skirts,
Drawers and Corset Covers,
Ready at very low prices. See Special Bargains on Center Counter.
We also commence this week a Grand Reduction Sale in
. MEN'S WINTER UNDERWEAR.
We have selected out about fifteen lines in the lower and medium
grades of goods at reduced prices as follows:
50 cent White and Gray Merino Shirts and Drawers at 40 cents
each, or 75 cents per suit. '
75 cent grades at 65 cents each, $1 25 a suit - '
$1 grades White, Gray and London Tan Merino, 75 cents each.
$1 50 White Merino at Si each.
$2 White Merino at $1 50 each. t
$1 50 Natural Wool and Camel's Hair at $1 25 each.
$x 75 Striped Camel's Hair at 1 50 each. t u
$2 Striped Merino at $1 saeach. V
The above are all bargains and can be seen displayed on long coun-
ter in our basement salesroom.
No. 4 1
STEAMERS AND EXOUIUIONS.
To Gliigow, Belfast, Dublin and Liverpool
FROM NEW YORK EVER THURSDAY
Cabin passage 535 to f SO, according to location
01 state 100m. Excursion tfia to 90.
Steerage to and from Europe at lowest rates
AUSTIN BALDWIN & CO., GenlAgts,
53 Broadway, New York,
er J. J.-M'CORMICK, Agent,
21-r79-D FourlhAvenus and Smllhfiold St.
United Stnten Mnll Stenmcro.
SAIL EVERY SATTJBDAY
FROM NEW YOKK TO GLASGOW.
Calling at 31orllle (Londonderry).
Cabin passage to Gl&spovr, Liverpool or London
derry, fii and too. Excursion. JOT and 100.
Second-class, pi. Steerage, fx. '
Mediterranean Service. Steamships at rezalar
NEW YORK TO NAPLES DIRECT.
Cabin Passage, SO and '100. Thlrd-clsss.JSO. Drafts
on Great Britain, Ireland or Italy, and letters of
credit at favorable rates.
Apply to HESDEKSON BKOTHEJS3, New
York, or J. J. MCCORMICK, Fourth and Smlth
fleld;A. U. HCOKERs SON, -U5 Bmlthneld St.,
Pittsburg: WILLIAM SEMfLE. Jr., IK federal
t.. Allegheny. no-136-Mwr
PHOTOGRAPHER, 16 SIXTH BTREET.
A tine, large crayon portrait 33 50: see them
before orderinz elsewhere. Cabinets, $3 and
$2 SO per dozen. PROilPT DELIVERY.
in Every Department.
Goods Suitable to the Season Opening.
- w" ' t-
Street, Pittsburg, Pa
E & WARD,
HERE 13 THE
RICE AUTOMATIC ENGINE
Guaranteed to poll a saw through a log
without slackening speed.
Guaranteed to do more work, with less
f Del, than any engine built. .
HANDSOME. DURABLE, HIQH-CLAS3
The J.T. N0YE MFG. CO., Buffalo, N.Y.
M3 SMITHFIELD STREET.
100 FEDERAL. ST, ALLEGHENY.
Men's Furnishing Goods.
A full and complete line otE.&'W. and
C. & C brands Collars and Calls.
Neckwear Our Specialty.
BHIRTS MADE TO ORDER.
Cleaning, Dyeing and Laundry Offices at
above location. Lace Curtains lanndried equal
10 new. seijii-jiwr
at wm, sm?U'&
Now is the time to get bargains in this de
partment We have put the prices down
from 50 to 75 per cent to unload all our
ladies' cloth jackets of every kind, Striped,
plaids and plain; also ragluns, newmarkets
and modjeskas. Immense bargains in seal
plush jackets, coats, wraps and dolmans.
Misses' and children's coats, jackets and
gretchens, all sizes, 2 to 18 years. Beady
made suits and dresses for ladies and misses
all reduced. It will doubly repay you to
visit this department.
Lots of time to wear furs yet. Fries
tempting. Muffs, boas, collars and trim
mings in all the desirable furs.
Before taking stock, and to give us room
for our new spring arrivals, we will close out
all short lengths up to 25 yards of a pattern
at one-half their actual cost. Bargains In
body brussels, tapestries, ingrains, hall and
stair carpets. Rugs, mats and oilcloths at
Best values in this market from Mo up.
See the curtains from fl to J5 a pair. Turco
man and chenille curtains and portfem at
bottom prices. ""i