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CAUSE FOE CAUTION.
Dr. Tanner Asserts That Suspended
Animation is Very Common.
TWO EE5IAEKABLE IKSTAKCES.
One Individual Who Awoke to Find Himself
IHB RESTOBATION OF k TOUKO LADI.
I Ctalm Tint Then b Kg Certiia lest cf Dnth
Dr. Tanner says that cases of suspended
animation are far more numerous than are
generally supposed. A number hare come
tinder his personal observation, in which
the supposed dead persons were restored to
life. He asserts that there is no certain
test of death except decomposition. He
describes tiro remarkable instances.
Chicago, May 4. Dr. Tanner, the fa
mous faster, is is this city. He is interested
in the question of suspended animation, and
this led to a con venation with him in regard
to the case of the young woman, Wilhelmina
Stahle, of Jefferson Park, whose body
showed no signs of decomposition when
buried yesterday, though, according to sci
entific tests, she had been dead ten days.
Dr. Tanner said: "There is positively
only one sure test of death, and that is de
composition, and an advanced stage of that
Any other tests applied by a physician are
absolutely useless and prove nothing. I see
that the doctors who had been waiting on
Miss Stahl cat the tibial artery to show the
relatives that circulation had stopped and
to prove conclusively, as they supposed, the
death of the patient. Well, now, if that
girl happened to be in a trance as we say,
suffering from suspended animation why,
then, so soon. as she revived she would bleed
to death in a iew minutes, and the doctors
who perpetrated that fiendish outrage
would be virtually murderers.
VERY HABD TO TELL.
"I take it that what I may say on this
subject -would have little weight, because
people are aware of the utter unreliability
of doctor's decisions that a person is dead.
The cases of suspended animation in which
the facts are discovered to date are simply
too numerous. They speak for themselves.
The young woman in Jefferson has now been
apparently dead nine days, and still no sign
of decomposition appears. What can this
mean? But one thing, and that is that
from some cause decomposition has been
kept off; life is all that would do that out
side of embalming, which has not been used
in this case, so I am told.
"I have a case in mind where the body of
a young man was buried in a vault,. and in
three years the body was removed and iound
to be not decomposed. The physicians con
.sidered that fact strange, and laid the body
on the dissecting table to stndy it An in
cision was made with a scalpel, and in
stantly the man arose, being thoroughly re
suscitated, He lived for years, too.
OXE EEMABKABLE CASE.
"I had the pleasnre last fall of interview
ing a lady near Indianapolis, who came to
lite after 14 days of suspended animation.
Her little brother clung to her against the
will of the parents. Six doctors came in
and made their usual tests, and at last it
was considered foolish to keep the body any
longer. But the boy threw himself on his
sister, and said they should not put her un
der the ground. Hind yon, ix Indianapo
lis physicians had shaken their heads and
said that she was dead.
"Ko! Nol Sadie is not dead!' cried
A THE BARGAIN BRIGADE ON A
They are fine French
tanned, glazed Dongola
button Shoes, with patent
leather tipped toesj widths
B, CD and E; sizes i to
6. These shoes are sewed
by the new Goodyear welt
process, which leaves the
bottom of the shoe free
from any tacks or nails to
hurt the feet or soil the
stockings. And they have
extension soles,of medium
weight, that are as soft
and pliable as the cost
Any lady wishing a truly
elegant shoe for dress and
street wear will be pleased
with these goods. Their
actual value is 3 5c, but
if you come to-morrow,
Monday, you can get
them for only $1 98.
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the brother. Accidentally he pushed aside
the bandage which had ner jaw in place.
It fell, and the people in the room saw it
The brother saw it too, and noticed that his
sister's tongue was slowly moving.
'"Seel Seel' he cried, 'sheis alivel
They all saw and were horrified.""
" 'What do you want sister?' asked the
"'Wad-ter, wad-ter,' came the answer
from (he "woman supposed to be dead.
SHE IS STILL 1ITISO.
"They gave her water and she revived
and is still living, having since married. I
had a talk with her shortly after. I am
making this subject my special study, and
I tell you it horrifies me to learn all that is
''It is impossible to tell what person is so
constituted as to be liable to fall into a
trance. Therefore, friends ought not to
rely on the mere word of a physician. It
does no harm to wait a few days. As long
as the body maintains a good appearance it
will hurt nothing to delay the burial.
From the beginning of this year I kept ac
count of the cases of suspended animation
discovered and reported in the papers. They
averaged one a week in the United States.
That is a fact which shonld cause physicians
to be very careful when they pronounce
CITIZEN SOLDIEBI ALL EIGHT.
The Army Expert Who Watched Them
Greatly Pleased With HI Observation.
Washington, May 4. Captain Daniel
JL Taylor, who was directed by the Secre
tary of War to observe the movements of ihe
militia assembled at New York on the oc
casion of the Centennial celebration,
with particular reference to the ability
of the various commands to concen
trate at a strategic point in a
short time, has returned to this
city and is preparing his report He was
much pleased with the -result of his visit
and says that fully 40,000 militiamen poured
into the city without disturbance, on time,
and on an average within 16 hours from the
time they started from their homes. As the
troop trains were delayed by regular pas
senger trains, and were in cases side-tracked
to permit other traffic to go on, Captain
Taylor regards the time made as highly
favorable, and as demonstrating that in case
of need 70,000 militiamen could be assembled
in New York within 15 hours.
The .Fourth New York Brigade, coming
from outside the city, landed 2,134 men of
theirtotal strength ot 2,250 at Weehawken,
lunched, were ferried over the river,
marched to Madison Square Garden and
stacked arms all in one hour and fifty min
utes, and this despite the fact that the ferry
houses, stations and streets were jammed
Captain Taylor also remarked upon the
enthusiastic reception accorded by the pub
lic to the militia, clad in plain blue and
with nothing but their regular army oc
coutrements. PIANOS AND ORGANS.
J. M. Hoffmann & Co., 537 Smlthfleld Street,
Agents for the celebrated Sohmer pianos,
the best now made; the superb Colby pianos,
magnificent in tone, touch and workman
ship; the old reliable Hallet & Cumston
pianos and the sweet-toned Jacob Bros.'
pianos; also, Newman Bros, and the Felou
betreed pipe organs Intending purchasers
will find it to their interest to call at the
music store of J. M. Hoffmann & Co., 537
Fob a finely cut, neat-fitting suit leave
your order with Walter Anderson, 700
Smithfield street, whose stock of English
suitings and Scotch tweeds is the finest in
the market; imported exclusively for his
What you ought to have is 1 dozen of
Hendricks &Co.'s finely finished photo
graphs at $1 per doz. Proof shown.
The various Bargain Sales with which we have delighted our patrons ever since the opening of the spring season will be crowned this week with a
grand climax. It will be the most wonderful Clothing, Shoe, Hat and Furnishing Goods sale on record wonderful, because of its magnitude, its low prices
and the general interest it will awaken among the money saving portion of this community. But we will let our figures talk for us. They are far more
eloquent and convincing than any pen or tongue. Read them carefully, and, then, if you believe in "making hay while the sun shines," join the throng of
purchasers at our store, and reap your harvest. Hesitate not. Come as quickly as possible.
600 Globe Mills Cassimere Suits, durable and stylish, reduced at this sale to $5.
950 Fall River Mills Worsted Suits, 25 patterns, reduced at this sale to $7.
475 celebrated Harris Cassimere Suits, 12 styles, reduced at this sale to $8.
600 genuine Middlesex Blue Flannel Suits, the best, reduced at this sale to $10.
875 Brown Scotch Cheviot Suits, very popular, reduced at this sale to $11.
750 Westminster mixed Worsted Suits, latest patterns, reduced at this sale to $2.
400 Wyborset check Cassimere Suits, new and nobby, reduced at this sale to $r4
375 Martin's Broad Wale Dress Suits, exquisite, reduced at this sale to $15. ,
275 Bradford Cassimere Suits; they're the best; reduced -at this sale to $16.
350 Finest French Wide Wale Suits, superfine, reduced at this sale to $18.
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AN ELEGANT MAHOGANY HALL STAND, FIVE FEET HIGH,
will be presented with every purchase of $10 worth (or more) of Clothing. These Hall Stands are the costliest and most useful presents' eyer-given away
by any house. Don't fail to get one. If you don't desire to carry it home yourself) our package wagon will deliver free at your residence
' GENUINE LEAGUE BALLS AND BATS PRESENTED IN OUR BOYS' DEPARTMENT. '
SOUTH AMERICAN IMMIGRATION.
The Tide From Europe so, Strong- Xhat a
'Limit Haa to baMadc.
Washington, May 4. The Depaitment
of State'has been Informed by the Legation
of Buenos Ayres, under date of February
27 last, that the Chief of the Argentine
Bureau of Statistics haa prepared a tabular
statement of the immigration to that Re
public, which contains the following inter
esting facts: .
There were in the 32 years, from 1857 to
1888 inclusive, 1,374,797 immigrants of a
present population of only 4,000,000, and
while the immigration to the whole of South
America during the same period was only
1,703,000. The largest proportion of this in
flux Irom any one country was Italy, which
was over 65 per cent of the whole, followed
by Spain, France, England, Switzerland,
Austria, Germany and, Belgium, in the or
der given, Germany being only 1.54
per cent It is expected that the
arrivals in the current year will
reach 370,000, and the Argentine Govern
ment anticipating difficulty from the large
numbers arriving at once, has issued orders
to its British agents to limit the departure
to 200 a month, as it appears that many of
the 2,000 Irish who arrived in one day be
came dependent on publio charity, from in
sufficient preparation, made for their arrival
and irom ignorance on their part that the
public lands are nearly absorbed, except
such as are held by speculators at prices be
yond the reach ot the funds of the immi
grants. The Argentine Government Is contem
plating the re-purchase of some of the pub
lic lands in order to re-sell it in small lots
to actual settlers. At present a private
land corporation is offering land to immi
grants, near Bahia Blanca, at 520 per acre,
on 20 years' credit, with 9 per cent on de
ferred payment of the installments, the
company agreeing to famish seeds, tools,
animals, provisions, etc., to the amount of
51,000 during the first year, at a fixed price,
with interest as above.
How do you keep your hands so soft and
white, Carrie? I use Atkinson's Almond
meal to wash with. su
Smyrna Knjri Cheaper Than Ever Offered In
The special sale of 20,000 Smyrna rues
will continue during the coming week. We
have four sizes, commencing at $2 and run
ning to $7 50 each each size 33 per cent
lower than market price.
627 and 620 Penn avenue.
200 pieces of fine American satines, "hand
some styles, at 12)4 cents per yard, at H. J.
Lynch's, 438 and 440 Market street WTSu
For a good-fitting pair leave your order
at Pitcairn's, 434 Wood street wsu
A baker's dozen, 13 cabinet photos for
one dollar at Stewart & Co.'s 90 Federal st,
Have your photograph made by Dabbs
and yon can be sure of having the best
possible likeness and also a picture showing
refinement and good taste.
To the Iisdlea.
Haugh & Keenan repair, refinish and
re-upholster fine furniture, or make new
work to order. 33 and 34 Water st 'Phone
Ten per cent discount-on beaded wraps
for three days only. Closing sale at Bosen
IiACE Cubtaxns. Some entirely new
designs and extra good vslnes in Cluny and
Swiss curtains from 53 to $7 50 per pair; just
opened. HUGUS & HACKE.
HORSFORD'S ACID PHOSPHATE
Make an Invigorating- Drink
With water and sugar only. Delicious.
Feench Chaixis, 400 pieces irom which
to select the largest and best-selected stock
in the city. Hugos & Haoke.
TAKE-your baby to Pearson if you wanl a
nice cab. photo.' ot it There is none can
equal bi handling the babies.
NETEB-fade awnings at Mamaux& Son's,
537 and 539 Penn avenue.
Tnls powder never varies. A marvel ot pur
Jty, strength and wbolesomeness. More eco
nomical than the ordinary kin ds, and cannot
be sold In competition with the multitude of
ow est, short weight alum or phosphate now
ders. Sold only in cam. ROYAL BAKING
POWDEB CO, 108 Wall St. N. Y.
We have added to our spring samples many
new and pleasing styles In Hats and Bonnets;
combined with our strictly first-class work and
prompt return of goods, we clvo entire satis
faction to our many customers.
Bcnovatlng Ladles' Straw Hats has grown
fashionable, simply because we return your
old-fashioned Hat like new, and save you from
$2 to $3. The time is here. Yon need a new st llsh
Hat. Hunt npyour or your children's Hats
and your Flumes and Tips to be cleaned or
dyed. Always place your, order with a reliable
house and you will be pleased. Remember onr
number ana old business stand of
707 Penn avenue, opp. Penn Building,
DO YOtr INTEND
ing Plan Co., Archi
tects, 96 Fonrth ave.,
prepare plans ana
ot dwellings at lowest
rates consistent with
good service. Esti
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STJItfpAY, MAY 5, 18
NEW ABVKRTISK JCENT.
Granulated Sugar.bestqualily.lllbs. for 81.
A Coffee Sugar, best quality, 12 lbs. for ?L
Extra C, light yellow, 13 lbs. for?L
EXTBA CINCINNATI 8. C. MEATS.
Hams, llf, a 0. Shoulders, 9c.
Br. Bacon, 11), Plain Shoulders, 8c.
XAEOE STOCK EVAPOBATED PBUITS.
Extra Evap. Unpeeled Peaches, 10c lb.
Extra Evap. Peeled Peaches, 20o lb.
Extra Evap. King Apples, 8o lb.
Extra Evap. Whole Apples, 8o lb.
Extra Evap. Xarge Cala. Plums, 10c lb.
Extra Erap.Large Cala.Prunes,12 and 16c.
Extra French Prunes, 10 and lfic per lb.
May number now ready. Mailed on ap
plication. lifj. h
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SELECT FAMILY GEOCEES,
18 DIAMOND, Market Square,
TELEPHONE 668. apsu
Optical and Mathematical Instruments, Arti
ficial Eyes, Medical Batteries. All American
and European Patented Eye Glass and Specta
cle frames. Glasses perfectly adjusted.
NO. 60 FIFTH AVENUE.
Telephone No. 1638. ap7-8S-ssu
65 NINTH ST.
WeESe MM sUaUl9 eAu
MEDICINE A m .HJkHM u-BOX
Tor Billons and Nervous Disorders, such as Wind and Pain In the Stomach. Sick
Headache, Giddiness, Fulness, and Swelling; after Heals, Dizziness and Drowsiness,
Cold Chills, Flashings of Heat, toss of Appetite, Shortness or Breath, Costlveneis,
Scurvy. Blotches on the Skin, Disturbed Sleep, FrlghtfnlDreamamd alJejrvona
nndTremblincSensatlons, &c THE FIBSX DOSE TvXLI. GIVE BELIEF IN TWENTY
MINUTES. This Is no fiction. Every sufferer is earnestly Invited to tryone Boxof thesePills,
and they will be acknowledged to be a Wonderful MedieinerruWorOi a guinea a box."
BEEC&AST9 FILLS, taken as directed, will quickly restore females to complete health. For a
WEAK STOMACH; IMPAIRED DIGESTION; DISORDERED LIVER;
tier ACT LIKE MAQIOt a ewoToeTvll work wonders upon the Vital Organs, Strength
eninc the muscular System; restoring lone-lost Complexion; bringing back the keen edge of
appetite, and arousing with the BOSEBTJD OF HEALTH the whole physical energy of the
human frame. These are " facta " admitted by thousandsclassea of society, and one of tho
best guarantees to the Nervous and Debilitated is that BIICBAH'S PILLS BITS TEH LAS5ISI' SAU
OF AST PATEHS irXIICIirS IH rail W02LD. Full directions with each Box.
Prepared only by THOS. BEECHAM, St. Helens, Lancashire, England.
Sold bv Druggists generally. B. F. ALLEN & CO., 365 and 367 Canal St., New York.
Bole Agents for the United States, who inquire first), If your druggist does' not keep them,
WILL MAIL BEECHAM'S PILLS ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, 25 CENTS A BOX.
BEE LINE FOR MANNS'
STARTLIE VALUES I BOTS' SUITS.
900 Chester Cheviot Kilt Suits, one and two-piece, reduced at this sale to $2.
650 American Worsted Kilt Suits, 40 styles, reduced at this sale to $1 50.
800 Berkshire Cassimere Knee-Pant Suits, reduced at this sale to $2 5a
1,200 Clinton Mills Worsted Knee-Pant Suits, reduced at this sale to $1 75.
950 Pomerby Cheviot Knqe-Pant Suits, reduced at this sale to $3.
850 Fitchburg Cassimere Knee-Pant Suits, reduced at this sale to, $3 25.
600 Wyborset Check Knee-Pant Dress Suits, reduced at this sale to $4.
675 genuine Empire Cassimere Long-Pant Suits, reduced at this sale to $5.
45oBristol Cassimere Long-Pant Dress 'Suits, reduced at.this sale to $7.
300 Bedford Wide Wale Long-Pant Dress Suits, reduced at this sale to $9.
HEW ADVERTISEMENTS. '
CHOCOLATE, CINNAMON, TAN AND
Are the brand new shades In Hata which
Has Introduced this season.
Bide view of Genu' Derby, in alt the new col
ors SI 80, ti 20, $3 40, 82 90, S3 40.
It affords ns unbounded pleasure to be able
to offer really new and attractive shades In
Hats. Onr constant aim has always been to
carry not only the latest In Bhape. but the new
est In Color as well. It is our pride to "be the
"FIRST IN THE FIELD" with any and
every novelty in headgear. How well we have
succeeded this spring a mere glance In our
mammoth Hat Window will suffice to convince.
The novel and original styles which you see
with us to-day cannot be had of oar tolling
competitors for a month to come, at least.
To be abreast with the styles, iuy of
The Hatter and Furnisher,
421 AND 423 SMITHFIELD ST.
J. DIAMOND, Optician,
33 Sixth Street, PltrsburtT;
Spectacles and Eyeglasses correctly adjusted
to 'every defect of sight. Field and Opera
Glasses, Telescopes, Microscopes, Barometers,
ARTIFICIAL EYES made to order
and warranted. Always on hand a
large and complete stock. jaS-wssu
131 Fifth avenue, above Smithfleld,next Leader
office. (No delay.) Established 20 years.
B.. FORTY DOLLABS. $
$10 DOWN, $2 PER WEEK FOR BALANCE
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HOUSEHOLD CREDIT CO
405 'Wood, street, ."
ARE-NEVER CAUGHT NAPPING.
The great masses stand by us. We make the. prices for the whole tows, tor
competitors as welt as customers. The former follow our prices as near as they caa,'
but not having the stock it is impossible for them to compete, so they play to thu
tune of dull trade.
the: prices we quote THIS WEEK. ;
Will be your surest shopping guide, in fact are bound to guide you right to ow
store before you spend a dollar. ;"'
TRUTH WINS. FACTS COUNT. DEEDS TELL;'
See our 7-Piece $22 Chamber Suit.
See our 7-Piece $30 Chamber Suit.
See our 7-Piece $37 50 Chamber Suit.
See our $30 Parlor Suit. ,-
See our $10 Wardrobe. ' ' v
See our $10 Bed Lounge.
See our 20 Yards Carpet for $10.
ALL ON EASY WEEKLY
405 "Wood S-tz?ee-b3
ACKNOWLEDGED CHAMPIONS OF LOW PRICES.
I I J
OR MONTHLY PAYMENTS.
For One Day,
we will wake up the town-gr
again with the most start- lc
ling Hat sale ever known ' 1
or heard about.
Just think! Only 98c
for new, handsome and
swell spring styles of
Men's Stiff Hats. We
have about 100 dozen, and
the price at which we will
sell them to-morrow (98c)
doesn't actually cover the
cost of manufacture.
There are all sizes, and
if you but come before-6
o'clock to-morrow even-'
tag you will not be disap
pointed. We will "also offer 50
more dozen, to-morrow,
of those Men's Soft Hats',
at 49c, on which we had
All new and stylish colors.