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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, ' MONDAY, PEBRITABY J25,- '1889.'
Eeaffirmed in a Report on Edmnnds'
Panama Canal Resolution.
AN AMERICAN POLICY ANNOUNCED.
The Western Hemisphere to be a Constella
tion of Republics
WITHOUT AST. FOKEIGN IXTEEFEBEXCE
Adaption f Uit Eesolutfoa Strongly Eecora-mended.
The majority report on Senator Edmunds'
Manama canal resolution is clear-cut and
crisp. It reasserts the Monroe doctrine. It
declares that America is for the Americans,
and no European interference will be tolerated.
"Washington, February 2i Repre
sentative JlcCreary, of Kentucky, in behalf
of the majority members of the Committee
on Foreign Affairs, has prepared a report
recommending the adoption of the Edmunds
Panama Canal resolution.
The report says the resolution comes to the
House after being carefully considered and
almost unanimously adopted by the Senate.
It reaffirms a public policy that is of both
national and international importance; a
public policy that has been so intimately
interwoven with the treaties and teachings,
doctrines and necessities of the American
people that it seems to hare originated in
the very earliest days of our Republic, and
t "When Great Britain formally acknowledged
the sovereignty and Independence of the
"United States In 1782 there was no stronger con
victions in the minds of the American people
than that additional European colonization on
the American continents, or tne extension of
European political svstems to the Western
Hemisphere, or of European interposition for
the purpose of oppressing or controling the
destinies of American republics, would be im
politic and detrimental to freedom and to the
best interests of our country.
THE SIONEOE DOCIEINE.
The first official expression of these convic
tions was made by President Monroe in the
message sent to Congress in 1S23, embodying
what has become known as the Monroe doc
trine. The joint resolution under considera
tion is in accordance with the declarations
made by Mr. Monroe, applied to existing
conditions and the development of
events. The announcement of the Mon
roe doctrine has embalmed Presi
dent Monroe's memory in the hearts of
liberty-loving people everywhere. Its results
have been grand and far-reaching. It secured
and has preserved the independence of the
Central and South American Republics. It was
successfully invoked when Cnba was in peril;
in enabled the United States to thwart the at
tempt of Great Britain to exercise dominion in
Nicaragua under the pretense of bene
fitting the Mosquito Indians; it pre
vented the establishment of a Europ
ean dynasty in America with Jlarimil
llan as Emperor, and it has enabled
our Government to gradually eliminate from
the Western hemisphere the domination of
France and Spain and Russia, whose pos
sessions at one time almost surrounded our
Republic; and with the power of destiny and
the genius and energy and pluck of the Ameri
can people. Great Britain may soon be amica
bly eradicated from her Canadian possessions,
and the three Americas become a constellation
of republics filled with happy, prosperous, free
and independent people.
A FIRM STAND.
Continuing, the report says that the Mon
roe doctrine contains no limitations and
was not confined to conditions existing at
the time it was announced. Quotations are
made from the declarations of some of our
Presidents and many of our leading states
men to show that they have taken even a
stronger position than that maintained by
the resolution under consideration, and
that they objected not only to European
colonization or the extension of European
political systems on the American conti
nent, but to any project which would give a
European Government a new foothold in
America. It then says:
The joint resolution under consideration sim
ply declares that the Government of the United
States will look with serious concern and disap
proval upon any connection of any European
Government with the construction or control of
cither the Panama canal or the Nicaragua ca
nal, and will regard such connection or con
trol as injurious to the rights and interests of
the United States, and a menace to their wel
fare, and asks if any one can deny the truth of
these propositions. History shows that where-
cver Uovernments put their money tney soon
follow jvith their power, and that the aim ot
the great nations of Europe has been to take
possession of the salient points and narrow
straits of the world for the control of com
merce and for aid in time of war.
mate result would be European domination in
ranama or .Nicaragua, ana perhaps an exten
sion of the domination to other Republics. If
this is allowed, we abandon the principle" to
which we have clung for nearly 70 years, and
we surrender the sacred principles which our
fathers and our forefathers maintained so suc
cessfully and so patriotically.
The present is an opportune and important
time to announce an American policy with re
gard to the Panama canal. De liesseps has
failed in his scheme, work has stopped, and
the Government of France has been asked to
construct or control in some way the construc
tion of the canal. Its control by an European
Government cannot but be regarded as injuri
ous to the rights and interests of the United
states ana as a menace to oar weiiare.
THE THBEE AMERICAS.
Moreover, oar treaty obligations and the far
reaching and binding guarantees made by the
United States, with the republics through
which the proposed inter-oceanic canals are to
be constructed, makes it of paramount import
ance to the people of the United States that
any attempt on the part of European govern
ments to engage in the construction or control
of these canals should be watched with the
greatest vigilance and looked upon with seri
ous concern and disapproval.
In conclusion the report says:
The time has come for our Government to
define its position and take a stand in behalf of
our sister Republics of the Western hemis
phere. The day of the isolation of the three
Americas has passed and the day of fraternity
and friendship, improved commerce and en
larged national freedom has come. Each year
brings the United States and the Republics
south of us in closer communication, and the
day is not far distant when the three Americas
will be connected by railroads and bound
tocretber in common hopes and common ties.
Whether there shall be one railroad or two
railroads, one canal or two canals, all will be
instrumental in securing to the American Re
public additional wealth and additional great
ness. All will aid in strengthening the friend
ship and riveting the ties which should connect
the great nations of the Western Hemisphere.
The adoption of the resolution will help to
preserve the autonomy and advance .the best
interests of our sister republics south of us.
The needs of our people, the dignity of our
Government, and tha maintenance of our su
premacy on the Western Hemisphere demand
it. And. finally, it is in the direction of that
destiny, which, when fulfilled, will make the
"Western Hemisphere a constellation of repub
lics, differing only from one another in glory.
JUMPED FOE LIBEETT.
A Deiporate Horse Thief Makes a
Dash for Freedom.
rsrxcxii. telioiuh to thi dismtch.
Lima, February 24. One of the des
perate gang of horse thieves who have been
operating in Northwestern Ohio for the
past two years was captured at Delphos,
this county, yesterday, after a most ex
citingstruggle. "When arraigned beforethe
Mayor the criminal made a bolt, jumped
through the window, carrying sash and
glass, and landing on his feet on the stone
pavement below. He made a rush for lib
erty, but was recaptured. He refuses to
give his name.
An elegant team of horses was found in
his possession when the telegram came
from Bucyrus to arrest him. He was
brought here, and placed in jail to-day.
Returned to Coke.
rSrECIAI. TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
town Gas Company, after a prolonged trial
of natural gas under the benches, has re
turned to coke. While the former was ef
fective and convenient, the accumulation of
coke prevented any economy iu its use.
The Largest Stock of Glochnmi and Satlnes,
Far or nearright here also the "herni
etta satines." Jos. Hobne & Co.'b.
Pern Avenue Stores.
No single disease has entailed more suffer
ing or hastened the breaking up of the consti
tution than Catarrh. The sense of smell, of
taste, of sight, of hearing, the human voice,
the mind one or more, and sometimes all,
yield to its destructive Influence The poison
NEW ADVERT! SEMKNTK.
distributes throughout the system attacks
every vital force, ana Dreaics up tne most ro
bust" of constitutions. Ignored, because but
GOLD AKD SILTEE GALOEE.
The Director of the mint Makes His Annual
Report to Congress
Washington, February. 24. The Di
rector of the Mint has submitted to Con
gress his report on the production of gold
and silver in the United States during the
calendar year 1SS8. He says:
The gold product was 1,641,927 ounces, of the
value of 333,175,000. This Is about the same as in
1SS7, being an excess of only 175.000. The silver
product was 45,783,632 fine ounces of the com
mercial value of about $13,000,000, and of the
coining value of $59,195,000. This is an increase
of 4,515,327 fine ounces over the product of 1SS7. In
addition to the product of oar own mines some
10.000,000 ounces of silver were extracted In the
United States from foreign ores and bullion,
principally Mexican. The total refined product
of the United States was. in gold, 1,777,877 fine
ounces, and of silver 63,12S,69S fine ounces.
The average price of silver during the year
was about 91 cents. At this pnee the bullion
value of the silver contained in the silver dollar
was 72.6; at the highest price of silver daring
the year the bullion value of the silver dollar
was 75.5, and at the lowest price 70.5. The
Government purchased 28,920.393 standard
ounces of silver during the year, costing $24,491,
310, an average price of 91 cents per fine ounce.
The total amount of silver purchased for the
coinage oi me snver aoiiars since juarcn j.
A 24-inch black gros-grain silk, our regu
lar SI 50 quality, we offer this week onlv at
?1 10 per yard. Hugus & Hacke.
f erinf- from It have little hone
it this side of the grave. It is time, then, that
the popular treatment of this terrible disease
by remedies within-the reach of all passed into
hands at once competent and trustworthy. The
new and hitherto untried method of Dr. San
ford in the preparation of his Radical Cube
has won the hearty approval of thousands. It
is instantaneous in affording relief In all head
colds,sneezing,snufllIng and obstructed breath
ing, and rapidly removes the most oppressive
symptoms, clearing tho head, sweetening the
breath, restoring the senses of smell, taste and
hearing, and neutralizing the constitutional
tendency of the disease toward the lungs, liver
8an foed's Radical Cube consists ot one
bottle ot the Radical Cube, one box of Ca
tarrhal Solvent and Improved Ik-
BALER: nrice, H.
POTTER DRUG &. CHEMICAL CO., Boston.
Free! Free From Pain!
In one minute tho Colicura Antl
Pain Plaster relieves Rheumatic,
Sciatic, sadden, sharp and nervous
Pains, strains and Weakness. The
iirst ana only pain-ituiing x-i>er. a. penect,
new, original, instantaneous,infallible and safe
antidote to pain, inflammation and weakness.
At all druggists, 25 cents; live for SI: or. post
age free, of Potter Drug and Chemical
Co., Boston. , mf
1878, has been 275,007,939 standard ounces, cost
ing 5366.091,415, an average price of $107..
fine ounce, or lni.1 per standard ounce.
The value of the cold deposited at the mints
during the year, not including redeposits, was
$41,196,110, or including redeposits, JlS,79i,9S8.
The foreign material comprised In this was
7,055,016. The amount of silver deposited and
purchased was 35,512.789 standard ounces, of
the coining value of 11,323,973, exclusive of re
deposits. The coinage of the mints during the calen
dar year 1SS3 was as follows: Gold, J31,3S0,b08;
silver dollars. S3L990.S33: subsldiarv silver. SL-
03773: minor, S912.201; total, $65,318,615. In ad
dition to the coinage bars were manufactured
at the mints containing gold of the value of
$21,650,378 and silver $7,635,190.
The import of gold bullion and coin was 81L
031,911 and the exports $31,619,667, a loss by ex
port of S23,5S7,"ff6. The import of silver was S2L
592,062, and the export $29,895,222, a loss by ex
port of $8,303,160. The metallic stock of the
United States January 1, 1889, Including bullion
in the mints awaiting coinage, is estimated by
the Director to havo been, gold, $705,061,975; sil
ver, $103,516,756; total, $1,108,578,731. The stock
of coined and paper money in circulation Jan
uary 1, 1889, was Si.396,106.151, against $1,376,930,
003 on January 1, 1SSS, an Increase of $19,176,151.
The Director estimates the consumption of
gold and silver in the industries in the United
States, during the calendar year 18SS to have
been, gold, $11,600,000; silver, $3,2S0,000.
This powder never varies. A marvel of pur
iry, strength and wholesomeness. More eco
nomical than the ordinary kin ds, and cannot
be sold m competition with the multitude of
ow est, short weight, alum or phosphate pow
ders. Sold only m cans. ROYAIi BAKING
POWDER CO., 106 Wall St., K. Y.
ANCHOR REMEDY COMP'NY,
329 LIBERTY STREET,
PITTSBURG, PA ,
J. M. Jewell. Asst Snpt. Boys'
Industrial School, Lancaster, O.,
saysi I have no hesitation in rec
ommending your catarrh remedy.
It is by far superior to any other
preparation I have, ever used. Its curative ef
fect is marvelous.
Mrs. M. J Hatton, 72 Forty-third street, says:
The Anchor Catarrh Remedy cured me of an
aggravated case of catarrh of long standing,
which 1 considered hopeless, as I had used many
other preparations without relief.
we wouia oegiaaio nave you give our ca
tarrh remedy a trial, xouwm
Ydu will never regret it.
THE OCEAN HOUSE
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.,
Now open under old management,
f eZWl-MWF J. A. REID.
THE BILLS IN FAIB SHAPE.
A CONFLICT OF IKTEEESTS.
. In the light of past events, can we doubt
what woula be the result if England or France,
or cither of the great powers of Europe, should
construct, or by Indorsing bonds, control tuch
an important transit as a ship canal across the
Issmus of Darien, or a ship canal across Cen
tral America? It any European Government
should construct, or assist in the construction,
of a great public improvement in another
country, the assertion of that power by the
Government can be followed by tho
right of defending that improvement. Colum
bia and Nicaragua are both weak Republics,
and they would soon be forced to yield, either
by treaty arrangements or concessions, to tbe
governmental authority promoting tbe enter
prise. A conflict of interests with eitherwould
certainly occur, and the weak power would
Only the River and Hnrbor Bill Likely to
go by Delimit.
"Washington, February 24. The ap
propriation bills are in fair shape, and there
is every reason to believe that, with the ex
ception of the river and harbor bill, which
has iailed in every short session during the
past ten years, they will all have reached
the President by next Saturday night. The
present situation is as follows:
Approved by the President Diplomatic and
Consular, and Military Academy.
Awaiting tho President's approval Legisla
tive, Executive and Judicial.
In conference District of Columbia, Fortifi
cations and Pension.
Passed the Senate with amendments Naval,
Sundry Civil, Army and Agricultural.
Before the Senate Committee on Appropria
Before the House Denciencv (under consicl.
eration), Indian and Rivers and Harbors.
"My system had become so noisoned with ca
tarrh that it caused me great suffering. The
tough tenacious mucous in my throat would
choke me terribly. My throat was so inflamed
that I could not swallow without great pain.
The disease also affected my head, so that
pieces of bone came from my nose, and It even
ate holes through the roof of my mouth. 1 had
ringing sounds and much pain In my ears, diz
ziness and belching ot gas from my stomach.
After trying many treatments of various kinds,
I began treatment with the physicians of
the Catarrh and Dyspepsia Institute, at No.
22 Ninth street, and am glad to state that the
above aches and pains are all cured and I am
enjoying better health than I have for years."
MRS. JANE CANON.
Neville street, Sixteenth ward.
They treat catarrh, rheumatism.' dyspepsia,
bronchitis, asthma, ulcers, seminal weakness,
salt rheum, kidney, blood, liver and female
A lady physician connected with the institute
can be consulted free of charge by ladies suf
fering from diseases peculiar to their sex. Tbe
medicines used are positively curative, and are
so prepared as to allow the patient to use the
treatment herself, and thus avoid the unpleas
ant and humiliating treatment which most
ladies generally have to undergo.
Office hours, 10 a. it. to 4 P. Jr., and 8 to 8 p.
M. Sundays, 12 to 4 p. M. Consultation free.
Treatment by correspondence. f e25-8
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
Always open. Appointments first-class:
steam heat, sun galleries, eto.
fe2250 W. H. REYNOLDS.
THE ELDREDGE, NO. 18 SOUTH CARO
LINA avenue, within three minutes' walk
to depot or beach. Large cheerful rooms, ex
cellent table. Terms moderate. MRS. E. J.
ELDREDGE, Proprietress. fell-3-D
TT10THERGILL HOUSE ATLANTIC CITY,
JD N. J. Located near beach. Perfect san
itation. Steam heat. ELIZABETH HART
LEY, Prop. fc25-12-Mwrsu
When wonderful prices are
named they may be just or
may not. It depends on the
workmanship, the cloth, the
They may be old goods,
bought for almost nothing
from a manufacturer glad to
get rid of thenh The won
derful prices may pay the
storekeeper a big profit, and
give you a poor money's'
worth. Our make of Cloth
ing is reliable; kept fresh by
large sales, because prices are
always low and goods new.
Trousers made to order,
$5, $6 50, $8.
They are the best value
ever, offered in this city.
If you care to have a good
deal more than a regular dol
lar's worth give us a call.
Sixth street and Fenn avenue.
And Good Wearing Shoes.
A Seamless Double Sole Lace at i
A Seamless Double Sole Lace at Si
For style and wear it has no equal.
In Gents' Fine Sewed Dress Shoes,
come and see my
And the FINE CALF Sewed But
ton, Bals and Congress, are perfect
78 OHIO ST., ALLEGHENY.
N. B. Store closes at 7 except
Open until IIP. If. Saturday.
WHAT'S THE TROUBLE
STORM AND CAPE
On Washington's Birthday we noticed quite a number of mea
in the parade minus Overcoats. It was a balmy spring day, full of
warmth and sunshine. The next day there was universal shivering.
Another cold spell set in, and now, every man who Owns an Over
coat, instead of hanging it in his wardrobe and deluding himself
with the idea that the winter js over, is only too glad to wear it
These cold spells, which may be looked for every now and then
during the latter part of February and the stormy month of March,
will afford us our last chance to get rid of the balance of our Over
coats. Sharp blasts from the North or West and sharp reductions
in our prices form a combination against which no man without a a
Overcoat dare rebel.
D. R. SPEER & CO.,
FRAME SASH, DOOR
AND BOX FACTORT,
THIRD STREET AND DTJQ,TJESNE WAT
STEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.-HOTELS,
Boarding houses, cottages, lots and bath
houses to let or tor sale by I. G. ADAMS & CO.,
Real Estate Agents, Real Estate and Law
Building, Atlantic City, N. J. felM-D
NORD DEUTSCHER LLOYD FAST
route to London and the Continent.
Express Steamer Service twice a week from
New York to Southampton (London, Havre),
Ss.Saale.Feb.27.3P.Jt. I Ss.Fulda.Mch. 9,11A.M.
Ss.Ems.Mch.2, 6 A.M. I Ss.Lahn. Men. 13. 2 P.M.
First Cabin, Winter rates, from $75 upward.
MAXSCHAMBERG fc CO., Agents, Pitts
OELRICHS & CO., 2 Bowling Green. New
York City. Ja29-71-D
HERE IS THE
RICE AUTOMATIC ENGINE
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.
Ou the beach, sea end of Virginia avenue.
Steam heat, electrio bells. Will open Febru
ary 9. 1S89.
jal3-72 MWFSn BUCK fe McCLELLAN.
ON THE BEACH.
Atlantic Crrr, N. J.,
fel&a EDWIN LIPPINCOTT.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
MOVED TO THE BEACH.
ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
TJN8URPASSED OCEAN VIEW.
Salt water baths In the house. Elevator.
fe!545-D E. ROBERTS 4 SONS.
Jtt?VVir tt T"V!Z3ii3!;2iiiri'
Guaranteed to pull a saw through a log
without slackening speed.
Guaranteed to do more work, with less
fnel, than any engine built.
HANDSOME. DURABLE, HIGH-CLASS
The J.T. N0YE MFG. CO.JBuffa!o.N.Y.
At John S. Eoberts, 414 "Wood st.
No. 50 FIFTH AVENUE,
Neae Wood Stkeet.
Telephone No. 1666. f elS-MTwrFSuvrk
HOT SPRINGS, N. O:-
MOUNTAIN PARK HOTEL
Firt-cli in every particular. Steam heat,
Open Fires, Porches inclosed in glatn. Superb
Location. Ideal Climaie fer the debilitated.
Baths In Marble Pools. Fined In America;
Waters unexcelled anywhere in curative power
or luxury. Q. K. LANSING,
(Late of Astor House, N. Y.) Manager.
ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS,
THE ONLY DIRECT LINE
Passenger Accommodations Unexcelled.
Prepaid Intermediate, $30. Steerage, S19.
Passengers by this route are saved tbe ex
pense and inconvenience attending transfer to
Liverpool or from New York.
J. J. Mccormick, or a. d. scorer & son,
United Stnte Mali Steamers.
SATL EVEET SATUEDAY
FROM NEW YORK TO GLASGOW.
Calling at Movllle (Londonderry).
Cabin passage to Glasgow, Liverpool or London
derry, S45 and 155. xcnnion, 100 and Moot
Second-class, SW. Steerage. 0.
Mediterranean Service. Steamships at regular
NEW YORK. TO NAPLES DIRECT.
Cabin Passage, (SO and tlOO. Third-class, B0. Drafts
on Great Britain, Ireland or Italy, and letters of
credit at favorable rates. .
Apply to HENDERSON BROTHERS, New
York, or J. J. McCOKMlCK. Fourth and Smlth
fleld;A. D. bCOHERs SON, 415 Smithfleld St.,
Plttsbimr: WILLIAM SEMPLR. Jr.. lfi.1 hArfnr.1
--... -a;- . -.. -- .vw.
Nothing, only wa are making extensive al
terations and improvements to satisfy the
demands of our rapidly increasing business.
GRAND ALTERATION SALE
Overcoats and Suits at half price.
Boys' Clothing at half price.
"Winter Hats and Oapsat half price.
Furnishing Goods at half price.
Ladies' Cloaks and Wraps. at half
Nothing spared. Nothing re
served. Everything at killed
SALLER & CO.,
Comer Diamond aM SmitMeW Streets.
We suit our action to our word!
The very best Schnabel Elysian Fur Beaver Overcoat thous
ands of them sold for $30 now 20. You'll be fortunate to get
one. Fine Elysian Fur Beaver Overcoats; warm and comfortable
We'll not carry a single one into next season. The price has' been
$25. Now it's $15. They'll go at the price. Heavy and medium
weight Melton and Chinchilla Overcoats, as good as they are fash
ionable; former price was $18. They'll go now at S12. Remember,
these are no sham reductions; not figures printed for effect Never
confound our advertisements, our bona fide offers, with the sensa
tional, highly colored balderdash of certain Clothiers. Clothiers!
What a misnomer, if applied to those dealers! Mountebanks is the
THE LAST CALL OF THE SEASON, NOT LOUD BUT DEEP,
CUTTING THROUGH THE BONE AND
MARROW OF PRICES.
E DOUGLAS &IWIACKIE
Encouraeed and stimulated by tho enormons and phenomenal trade accomplished during the
so-called dull season, have determined that not a cloak or wrap shall be left oVcrif prices have
anything to do with their quick disappearance from the shelves. Dress Goods, Underwear, and,
m fact, everything, have undercone such reductions that every purchase you make is equivalent
toputtJngsomuchmoneyinyourpocket. Brinethlswithyon! Ask to see goods as advertised. Now
for a fewsample startlers OnelotLadies All-Wool BlackDlagonal Cloth Jackets, that aro worth
to-day 60, your pick of the lot for Jl 50: one pile Ladies' All-Wool Cloth Newmarkets, in black
and brown only, your choice of the lot for $2; this price Is so ridiculously low that modesty
really forbids us savimr what thev sold for. A splert anil rhnira r,nMr..riWv.m,.w i
stripes, checks and plaids, for So each; not one of thislot sold for less than $9. while many of them
.sold as high as $15. Twenty-three only. Ladies' Seal Plush Wraps, satin quilted, richly trimmed,
.. u..j.h .ub.ou ""j" womnoi,juu can yiux. anyone you please now ror ?s w. A
very elegant lino Ladies' Seal Plush Sacques, quilted satin lined, 4 seal loops; thoy sold at S18 60,
all to be offered now at the uniform price of $11 7a Come early If you want to secure one of the
bargains of a life time.
151 and 153 FEDERAL STREET, ALIaEGHENY.
iTRCl A Rrrn-o-rr-
SC0TT, POTH & CO.
The Justly Celebrated
Is the finest ELGIN BUTTER that
comes to this market.
Unequaled In flavor.
Rich and palatable.
Free from all impurities and for
eign substances. Every tub war
ranted fresh and sweet.
SCOTT, POTH & CO.,
BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE, Etc.,
First Ave. audSmithfieMSt.
BOYS' SHORT PANT SUITS
A rare offer!
In preparing for the past' season's stock we determined to have
the finest, nobbiest goods that money could purchase. We bough t
the best and choicest things known to the trade and sold large
quantities. We overdid and went beyond our mark, ordering too
many, and to-day we have several hundred of the finest Suits ever
made. . The prices we've sold more than a thousand $9 and
$10. We've determined to close out all on hand, and at the price
they'll go. $S for these finest and prettiest Children's Suits.
$6. $6. $6. 36. 36.
Over 30 beautiful designs'. Boucle effects, satin stripes, broken
plaids, small checks, etc This is a rare opportunity to get the best
at nearly half price. Don't be tardy now!
3,000 New Windsor Caps on Sale
The craze doesn't abate! '
Every young man wants a Windsor. It's cheap, warm, comfort
able. Among those we have just received you will find a profusion
of new patterns! large and small plaids, Scotch effects, stripes,
checks and plain colors. We sell our Windsor Caps from 29c up
the best are 69c. We stand by these prices, qualities considered.
Fifth Avenue and Smithfleld Street
EVIDENCE OF CHEAPNESS
Can you call to mind any wide
awake town of 1,000 inhabitants,
where lots can be bought at Prices
wq ask and on such easy terms?
40 IN PAYMENTS OF FORTY CENTS A WEEK! .:
ONE PER CENT CASH, THEN ONE PER CENT EACH WEEK THEREAFTER UNTIL FULL AMOUNT IS PAID,
.:. PORTLAND .:.
Has 5.000 population. The Evans
addition is less than a mile from
the Court House, on the main
street, with three-fourths of the
population lying between it and
the Court House.
SECURES A BUILDING LOT IN ' THE GREAT NATURAL GAS AND OIL FIELD AT PORTLAND, INDIANA
the county-seat of Jay county, In
diana, is half way between Fort
Wayne and Richmond, and 118
miles from Cincinnati by rail, or
about 90 miles in a direct line. It
is in the largest continuous district
of natural gas-bearing land in the
world a district which has been
developed and tested by hundreds
of gas wells, demonstrating beyond
all doubt that the gas supply is in
exhaustible, and its quality for fuel
and illumination unsurpassed. The
gas wells now in use at Portland
have an output of over 15,000,000
cubic feet daily, and this supply
may be. increased ad infinitum.
The Grand Rapids and Indiana
Railroad and the Lake Erie and
Western Railroad give Portland a
north, south, east and west outlet
The county is one of the richest
agricultural and stock-raising coun
ties in the State. 'Portland has fine
public schools, a Normal College,
two newspapers, viz.: "Commer
cial," ASun;" a building and loan
association, seven churches, two
fine hotels, besides lesser ones, an
opera house, and does a large
wholesale, retail and manufactur
The EVANS ADDITION
North Corporation Line of the
City of Portland,
And Lies Directly on the Principal
Street of the Town, Less Than One
Mile from the Court House.
Lots are offered in this subdivi
sion upon the following terms, viz.:
One per cent cash with order, then
one per cent each week thereafter
(or more if so desired by pur
chaser), until full amount is paid,
when warranty deed will be exe
cuted for the property. A rebate
of 10 per cent will be made for all
cash in advance. On receipt of
first payment a bond for a deed
will be forwarded to the purchaser
with the amount duly credited; also
a large plat of the property and a
colored township map showing the
exact location of the addition.
THE TITLE TO THE LAND IS
ABSOLUTELY FREE AND UNIN
CUMBERED. A complete abstract of title fur
nished free to all purchasers on re
ceipt of first payment,
THE LOTS ARE 25x140 AND
LARGER, fronting on 50-foot
street with 15 j-foot alley, and are
equal in value to lots selling in
other localities of the gas belt at
$150. We advise taking two or
more lots to secure a good frontage.
There are 12 lots to the block.
WE OFFER LOTS AT PRICES AS
FOLLOWS: $40, $45, $50, $55,
$60, $65, $70, $75, $80 and $85
each; Meridian street iots are $90
and $100. All without interest, and
free of taxes until deed is executed.
If any application is received
after all the lots are disposed of
the money inclosed for first pay
ment will be returned. No atten
tion paid to inquiries unless the one.
per cent for lot is inclosed.
Remember the number of lots is
limited, and "fir3t come, first
GAS WELLS ABE WITHIN 10Q
PEET and lie at southeast and
southwest corners, while just
west of it is the
ONLY OIL FIELD IN THE STATE
PORTLAND, INDIANA, March i, 1888.
' I have made the survey and plat of the land comprised
m the Evans addition to the city of Portland, fay county
Indiana, and hereby certify that there ts not a lot in said subdivision-
that ts not suitable for building purposes and suscep
tible of good drainage. The subdivision adjoins the corpora
tion line of the city. Meridian street, which passes through
the property, is the principal street of the city and the main
thoroughfare of the county leading into the city. Sixteenth
street is also an important highway.
C. E. ROGERS,
Ex-County Surveyor and present City Civil Engineer.
We, the undersigned, are familiar with the above de-
scribed property and indorse the foregoing statement in refer
.THEODORE BAILY, Mayor of the City.
P. M. HEARN, Abstractor. V. '
E. f. MARSH, Editor "Commercial"
SEBRING BROS, Grocers. ' t
f. C. LOWRIE,' Postmaster.
H. O. WELDON, Proprietor Merchants' Hotel.
PORTLAND is develop
ing quite rapidly since the
discovery of Natural Gas and
Oil in that locality. Popula- -
lion is increasing and land:
advancing. A number of new -
factories, business Slocks, aju-jf
over loo dwellings fiave beenjP
built within the past year.
TJiere is every reason to be$$
' ' lietie that an investment made ,
now will- urmg f e.gjr
chaser large returns ixthji
A. E EVANS, TKTJSTEE, PORTLAND, IND, OR ROOM 76, JOHNSTON BUILDING, CINCINNATI 0;