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jirfpr Talmase's Sermon
jarfrts Original Scene.
:fEE IS STILL MADE IKTO WIHE,
ThroQahont the Lires of Those Who Have
Faith in the Messiah.
A METiPEOE WITH LASTIKG HEANLNG
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De "Witt Talmace, D. D., preached here to
day on "A Harriage Feast," taking tor his
text John ii, 10: "Thou hast kept the good
trine until now." He said:
Standing not far off from the demolished
town of what was once called Cana of Gali
lee, I bethink myself of our Lord's -first
manhood miracle, which has been the aston
ishment of the ages. My yisit last week to
that place makes vivid in my mind that
beautiful occurrence in Christ's ministry.
My text brings us to a wedding in that vil
lage. It is a wedding in common life, two
plain people having pledged each
other, hand and heart, and
their friends having come in for
congratulation. The joy is not the
leu because there is no pretension. In each
other they find all the future they want.
The daisy in the cup on the table may mean
as much as a score of artistic garlands fresh
from the hothouse. When a daughter goes
'off from home with nothing but a plain
father's blessing and a plain mother's loTe,
she is missed as mnch as thongh she were a
princess. It seems hard, alter the parents
have sheltered her for 18 years, that in a few
short months her affections should have beeu
carried off by another; but mother remem
bers how it was in her own case when she
was young; and so she braces up until the
wedding has passed, and the banqueters are
jone, and she has a good cry all alone.
CABBIED BACK TO THAT SCENE.
"Well, we are to-day at the wedding in
Cana of Galilee. Jesus and his mother
have been invited. It is evident that there
are more people there than were expected.
Either some people have come who were
not invited, or more invitations have been
eent out than it was supposed would be ac
cepted. Of course there is not enough sup
ply of wine. You know that there is noth
ing more embarrassing to a housekeeper
.than a scant supply. Jesus sees the em
barrassment, and He comes up immediately
to relieve it. He sees standing six water
pots. He orders the servants to rill them
with water, then waves His hand over the
water, and immediately it Is wine real
wine. Taste of it, and see for yourselves;
so logwood in it, no strychnine 'in it, bnt
nrst rate wine. J. will not now De diverted
to the question so often discussed
in my own country, whether
it is right to drink wine. I am describing
the scene as it was. "When God makes wine
he makes the very best wine; and 130 gal
lens of it standing around in these water
pots wine so good that the ruler of the feast
tastes it and says: "Why, this is really bet
ter than anything we have hadl Thoa hast
kept the good wine nntil now." Beautiful
Miracle! A prize was offered to the person
who should write the best essay about the
miracle in Cana. Iiong manuscripts were
presented in the competition,bnt a poet won
the prize by just this'one line descriptive of
The unconscious water saw its God, and
"We learn from this miracle, in the first
place, that Christ has sympathy with house
keepers. You might have thought Jesus
would have said: "I cannot be bothered
with this household deficiency of wine. It
is not lor me. Lord of heaven, of earth, to
become caterer to this feast. I have vaster
things than this to attend to."
PEATEE AND PB0TCSI0N8.
Sof so said Jesus. The wine gave out,
and Jesus, by miraculous power, came to
the rescue. Does there ever come a scant
supply in their household? Have you to
make a very close calculation? Is it hard
work for you to carry on things decently
and respectably? If so, don't sit down and
cry. Don't go out and fret; but go to Him
who stood in the house in Cana of Galilee,
fray in the parlorl Pray in the kitchen!
Let there be no room in all your house un
consecrated by the voice of prayer. If you
have a microscope, put under it one drop of
water, and see "the insects floating aboutj
end when you see that God makes .them, and
cares lor them, and feeds them, come to the
conclusion that He will take care of you and
feed you, oh, ye of little faithl
A boy asked if he might sweeo the snow
from the steps of a house. The lady of the
household said! "Yes; you seem very poor."
He says: "I am very poor." She says:
"Don't you sometimes get discouraged, and
feel that God is going to let you starve?"
The lad looked up in the woman's face and
said: "Do you think God will let me
starve when I (trust Him, and then do the
best I can?" Enoueh theology for older
people! Trust in God and do the best you
can. Amid all the worriments ot house
keeping, go to Him; he will help you con
trol temper, and supervise your domestics,
and entertain your guests, and manage your
home economies. There are hundreds of
women weak, and nervous, and exhausted
with the cares of housekeeping. I com
mend you to the Lord Jesus Christ as the
best adviser and most efficient aid the
Lord Jesus who performedJHis first miracle
to relieve a housekeeper.
2T0T A GBT7DGIN G GIVEB.
I learn also from this miracle that Christ
does things in abundance! I think a small
eunply of wine would have made up for the
deficiency. I think certainly they must
have had enough for half of the guests. One
gallon of wine will do; certainly five gal
lons will be enonghi; certainly ten. But
Jesus goes on, and he circs them thirty
'gallons, and forty gallons, and filty gallons,
and seventy gallons, and one hundred gal
lons, and one hundred and thirty gallons of
the Mrv best wine.
It it just like Him, doing everything on
the largest and most generous scale. Does
Christ, our creator, go forth to mate leaves?
He makes them by the whole forest lull;
notched like fern, or silvered like the aspen,
or broad like the palm; thickets in the trop
ics, Oregon forests. Does He go forth to
make flowers? He makes plenty of them;
they flame from the hedge, they hang from
the top of the grapevine in blossoms, they
roll in the bine wave of the violets, they
toss their white serf into the spinea enough
for every child's hand a flower, enough to
1 make for every brow a chaplet, enough with
beauty to cover up the gbastliness ot all the
graves. Does He go forth to make water?
He pours it out, not by the cnpful, but by a
xivcr full, a lake full, an ocean full, pour
ing it out until all tbe earth has enough to
drink, and enough with which to wash. (
Does Jesus, onr Lord, provide redemp
tion? It is not a little salvation for this
one, a little for that, and a little for tbe
other; but enough for all "Whosoever
will, let blm come." Each man an ocean
fall for himself.
PEOJIISES AND TABDOX.
Promises for the youne, promises for the
old, promises for the lowly, promises for the
blind, for the halt, for the outcast, for the
abandoned. Pardon for all. comfort for all,
mercy for all, heaven for all; not merely a
cnpful of gospel supply, but 130 gallons.
Ay, the tears of godly repentance are all
gathered np into God's bottle, and some day,
Standing before the throne, we will litt our
cup of delight and ask that it be filled with
the wine of heaven; and Jesus, from that
bottle of tears, will begin to pour in the cap,
and we will cry: "Stop, Jesus, we do not
want to drink our own tears!" and Jesus
, Trill say: "Know ye not that the tears of
earth are the wine of heaven?" Borrow
'mav endnre. bnt iov cometh in the moraine.
K 4 wmarkfurtner, Jesnsdoes not shadow
mo ?joyi 01 uuicn mm jiuubu jjrieii. ne
jjjaifiit have tat down in that wedding and
Bmmti 'iilfflfflsWiitfif hit r rliMisiMWBiiW i'Tfc-x'' '''iiim'i1 Ii i ii i'liMitiilJfffl
said: "I have so much trouble, so much
poverty, so much persecution, and the cross
is coming; I shall not rejoice, and the gloom
of my face and of wy sorrows shall be cast
over all this group." So said not Jesns.
He said to himself: Here are two persons
starting out in married life. L.et it be a joy
ful occasion. I will hide my own griefs. I
will kindle their jov." There are many not
so wise as that I know a household where
there are many little children, where for two
years tbe musical instrument has been kept
shut because there has been trouble in the
house. Alas for the lolly! Parents saying:
"We will have, no Christmas holiday be
cause, there has been trouble in the bouse.
Hush that laughing upstairs!
NO NEED TO BOBBOW TEOUBLE.
"How can there be any Joy when there
has been so much trouble?" And so they
make everything consistently doleful, and
send their sons and daughters to ruin with
the gloom they throw around them.
Oh, my dear friends, do you not know
those children will have trouble enongh of
their own after a while Be glad thev can
not appreciate all yours. Keep back the
cup of bitterness from your daughter's lips.
When your head is down in the grass of the
tomb, poverty may come to her, betrayal to
her, bereavement to her. Keep back the
sorrows as long as you can. Do yon not
know that son may. altar a while, have his
heart broken ? Stand between him and all
harm. You may not fight his battles long;
fight them while you mty. Throw not the
chill of your own despondency over his
soul; rather be like Jesus, who came to the
wedding hiding his own grief and kindling
the joys 01 others, bo 1 have seen tbe sun,
on a dark day, struggling amid clouds,
black, ragged and portentous, but after a
while the sun, with golden pry, heaved
back the blackness; and tbe sun laughed to
the lake, and the lake laughed to the sun,
and trom horizon to horizon, under tbe
saffron sky, the water was all turned into
I learn from this miracle that Christ is
not impatient with the luxuries of life. It
was not necessary that they shouid have
that wine. Hundreds of people have been
married withont any wine. We do not read
that anvofthe other provisions fell short.
"When Christ made the wine it was not a
necessity, but a positive luxury. I do not
believe that he wants us to eat hard bread
and sleep on hard mattresses, unless we like
them the best.
CHEISTIAN BIGHT TO 1UXUBIES.
I think, if circumstances will allow, we
have the right to tbe luxuries of dress, the
luxuries of diet, and the luxuries of resi
dence. There is no more religion in an old
coat than in a new one. We can serve God
drawn by golden plated harness as certainly
as when we go a-foot Jesus Christ will
dwell with us under a fine ceiling as well as
under a thatched roof; and when you can
get wine made out of water, drink as much
ot it as yon can.
What is the difference between a Chinese
mud hovel and an American home? What
is the difference between the rough bear
skins of the Eusslan boor and the outfit of
an American gentleman? No difference,
except that which the gospel of Christ, di
rectly or indirectly, has caused. When
Christ shall have vanquished all tbe world
I suppose every house will be a mansion,
and every garment a robe, and every horse
an arcn-necKea courser, and every carriage
a glittering vehiole, and every man a king,
and ever; woman a queen, and the whole
earth a paradise; the glories of the natural
world harmonizing with the glories of the
material world, until the very bells of the
horses shall jingle the praises of the Lord.
I learn, further, from this miracle, that
Christ has no impatience with festal joy,
otherwise he would not have accepted the
invitation to that wedding. He certainly
would not have done that which increased
the hilarity. There may have been many in
that room who were happy, but there was
not one of them that did so much for the joy
of the wedding partyTts Christ Himself. He
was the chief of the banqueters. When the
wine gave out. He supplied it; and so, I take
it, He will not deny us the joys that are
THE FIBST.A2.-D INHEBENT BIGHT.
I think the children ot God have more
right to laugh than any other people, and
to clap their hands as loudly. There is not
a single joy denied them that is given to
any other people. Christianity doe not clip
the wings of the soul. Religion doess not
frost the flowers. What is Christianity?
I take it to be simply a proclamation from
the throne of God of emancipation for all
the enslaved; and if a man accepts the
terms of that proclamation, and become
free, has he not a right to be merry? Sup
pose a father has an elegant mansion and
large grounds. To whom will be give the
first privilege of these grounds? Will he
say: "My children, you must not walk
through these paths, or sit down under
these trees, or pluck this fruit. These are
for outsiders. They may walk in them."
No father would say anything like
that. He would say: "The first privileges
in all the grounds, and all of my house,
shall be for my own children." And yet
men try to make us believe that God's chil
dren are on the limits, and tbe chief refresh
ments and enjoyments of life are for outsid
ers, and not for His .own children. It is
stark atheism. There is no innocent bever
age too rich for God's child to drink; there
is no robe too costly for him to wear; there
is no hilarity too great for him to indulge
in, and no house too splendid for him to
live in. He has a right to the joys of earth;
he shall have a right to the joys of heaven..
Though tribulation, and trial, and hardship'
may come unto him, let him rejoice. ".Re
joice in the Lord, ye righteous, and again I
JTTST -WHEN HE IS MOST NEEDED.
I remark again that Christ comes to us in
the hour of our extremity. He knew the
wine was giving out before there was any
embarrassment or mortification. Why did
be not perform the miracle sooner? Why
wait until it was all gone, and no help
could come from any source, and then come
in and perform the miracle? This is Christ's
way; and when He did come in, at the hour
of extremity, He madeiirst-rate wine,sothat
they cried out: "Thou bast kept the good
wine until now." Jesus in the hour of ex
tremityl He seems to prefer that honr.
In a Christian home in Poland great pov
erty had come, and on the week day the
man was obliged to move out of the house
with his whole family. That night he knelt
with his family and prayed to God. While
they were kneeling in prayer there was a
tap on the window pane. They opened the
window, and there was a raven that the
family had fed and trained, and it had in
its bill a ring all set with precious stones,
which was lound out to be a ring belonging
many white soaps,
represented to be
"just as good as the Ivory."
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and remarkable y
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the Kingfe residence, and for the honesty of
tbe man in bringing it back heiad a house
given to him, and a garden and a farn.
Who was it that sent the raven tapping on
the window? The same God that lent the
raven to feed Elijah by the brook Cherith.
Christ in the hour of extremity!
You mourned over your sins. You could
not find the way out. Yon sat down and
saidt "God will not be merciful. He has
cast me off;" but' in that, the darkest hour of
your history, light broke from the throne,
and Jesus said: "0, wanderer, come home.
I have seen all thy sorrows. In this, the
hour of thy extremity, I offer thee pardon
and everlasting life 1"
IN THE tAST XXTBEMITY.
Trouble came. You were almost torn to
pieces hy that trouble. You braced yourself
up against it. You said: "I will be a stoic,
and will not cere;" but before you bad got
through.making the resolution, it broke
down under you. You felt that all your
resources were gone, and then Jesus came.
"In the fourth watch of the night," the
Bible savs, "Jesus came walking on the
sea." Why did he not come in the first
watch? or in the second watch? or in the
third watoh? I do not know. He came in
the fourth, and gave, deliverance to His
disciples. Jesus in the last extremity 1
I wonder if it -will be so in our very last
extremity. We shall fall suddenly sick,
and doctors will come, but in vain. We
will try the anodynes and the stimulants and
the bathings, but all m Tain. Something will
sav: ''You must go." No one to hold us back,
but the hands of eternity stretched out to pull
ns on. What then? Jesos will come to us, and
as we say, "Lord Jesus, I am afraid of that
water; I cannot wade through to the other
side," He will say: "Take hold ot my arm,"
and we will take hold of His arm, and then He
will put His foot in the snrf of the ware, taking
us on down deeper, deeper, deeper, and oar
soul will cry: "AH tny waves and billows have
gone over me." They cover the feet, come to
tbe knee, pass the girdle and come to tbe bead,
and onr soul cries out: "Lord Jesus Christ, I
cannot hold thine arm any longer." u.nen
Jesns will turn around, throw both His arms
abont us, and set us on the beach, far beyond
the tossing of the billows: Jesus In the last ex
tremity. TO THAT GBANDEB "WEDDING.
That wedding Bcene is gone now. The wed
ding ring has been lost, the tankards have been
broken, the house is down; but Jesus invites
us to a grander wedding. You know the Bible
says that the church is the Lamb's wife, and
tbe Lord will after a while come to fetch her
home. There will be a gleaming of torches in
the sky, and tbe trumpets of God will ravish
the air with their music; and Jesns will stretch
out His hand, and the church, robed in white,
will put aside her veil, and look up into tbe
face of the Lord the King, and the bridegroom
will say to the bride: "Toon hast been faithful
throuch all these years!. Tbe mansion
is ready! Come home! Thoa art fair,
nj love!" and then he stall put npon
her brow the crown of dominion, and tbe table
will be spread, and it will reach across the
skies, and the mighty ones of heaven will come
in, garlanded with beauty and striking their
cymbals; and the bridegroom and bride will
stand at the head of tbe table, and the ban
queters, looking up, will wonder and admire,
and say: "That is Jesus the bridegroom! But
the scar on bis brow Is covered with the coro
net, and the stab in bis side is covered with a
robe!" and "That is the bride! The weariness
of her earthly woe lost In the flash of this
There will be wine enough at that wedding;
not coming up from the poisoned vats of earth,
bat the vineyards of God will press their ripest
clusters, and tbe cups and the tankards will
blnshtothe brim with the heavenly vintage,
and then all the banqueters will drink stand
ing. Esther having come up from bacchana
lian revelry of Abasuerus, where a thousand
lords feasted, will be there. And tbe Queen of
Sheba, from tbe banquet of Solomon, will be
there. And the mother of Jesns, from the
Wedding ot Cana, will be there. And they all
will agree that tbe earthly feasting was poor
compared with that. Then, lifting their chalices
in that holy light, they shall cry to the Lord of
the feast: "ibou hast kept the good wine
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From Pittsburg Ualea Station.
! Train RairbrCHtral-Tim, r
BOUIHWEST SYHTEK-l'AMHAMMiE BOOM.
Leave for Cincinnati and St. Louis, J 1:15 a. m..
d 7d0 a. m.,d:0OanddU:Mp.m. Dennlion, 2:44
p. in. CbJcago, d 1:15 a. m. and 12:05 p. in.
Wheellnr. 7iS a. m.. 1MS6. Mp.n. uteaben
vllle. 6 S5. m. Waahlngton, S:S5,8.35 a.m.. 1A
1:30,4:45, 4 jB p. n. Bulger, 10:10 a. m. BargetU
town, 711:341. m., S23 p. m. Manineld, 7:15,
9:3011.00 a.m., 1:M. 0:30, d 8:30, JO p. m, Mc
Donalds, d 4 IS, d 10i45 p. m.
Tbains abbtvx from the West, d 2:10, dS.-SOa.
m., 3:05, d 5:55 p. m. Dennlson, 9:30 a. m. Steu
benTllle,5:0Sp. ra. Wheeling. 2.10, S:4S a. in..
3:05, 5:55 p. m. Bargettstown, 7U5 a. m., 8 9.05
a. m. Washington. 6:56. 7:50. 8:40, JOSS a. m.,
2:88. id. m. MansBeld, 5:38, .8:30, 11:40 a. m.,
12:45, 35. 9:40 and 8 S:20 p.m. Bulger, 1:40 p. m.
McDonalds, d(:3Sa. m., d 8:00 p. nu
NOBTHWTST STSTEM-lfT. WAYNE BOUTK.
Leave for Chicago, d 7:25 a. m., d 12:1', d 1:00. d
1:40, except Saturday lliso p.m.: Toledo. 720 a.
m d U.-M. d 1:00, and eireptBaturSay 11:3) D.m.:
CrestUne,S:4S a.m., Cleveland. 6:10 a m. :12:45 d 11:08
p. m., and 7:23 a. m., via F., FfcW. 40.1ty.: New
Castle and Ipnngstown, 7:05 a. m.. 12.20, 3:45 p.
m.;Youngitown and Nlles.d 12:20 p. m.:Mead
Tlile, Erie and Ashtabula, 7:05 a. m.. 12:20 p. ra.:
Miles and Jamestown, 3:45 p. m.: Uauillon. 4:10
p.m.; Wheeling and Bellalre, 0:10 a. m.. 12:46,
3:S0 p. m.: Beaver Falls, 4:00, SAO p. m.;Beavor
rails a 8:91 a.m.: Leetsdale. 5.30 a. m.
Dxrxax rnoic allkobzkt Bocbester, JO a.
m.t Beater Falls, 0:15. 11:00 a.m.; noa, 2.-00 p.
m : Leetsdale, 5-00, 9:00, lo.-oo, 11:45a. m.:l:15. 2:.
4:30, 4:40. 5:30. 8:1. 7:30, 9:00 p. m.: Conway, 10:30
p.m.; Fair Oaks 8 11:40a.m.: Beaver Falls, a
4:30 p.m.; Leetsdale. 0 9:30 p. m. .
TRAINS AnnrwE Union station from Chicago, ex
cept Monday. 1:50, d 8:00, d 0:3 a.m., d 5:55 and
d 0:50 p.m.! Toledo, eleep t Monday, 1:50, d 8:33 a.
m 5:55 and 8:50 p. m.i Crestline, 2:10 p. m.;
Youngstown and hew Castle, 9:10 a.m.. 1:25, 8:50,
10:15 p.m. j Mies and Youngstown, a 0:50 p.m.;
Cleveland, dS:50 a. m., 2,-25, 7-00 p. m.i Wheeling
and Bellalre, 9:00 a. m 2.25, 7:00 p m,: Erie and
Ashtabula, 1:25, 10:13 p. m.t Masilllon, 10:00 a.m.:
Mile and Jamestown, 9:10 a.m.: Beaver Falls, '
7:30 a. m., 1:10 p. m.; Beaver Falls, S 825 p. m.;
Leetsdale, 10:40 p. m.
Abbive ALLSouncY. from non, 8.00 a. m.
Conway e. 40 a.m;Bochester,9.40a.m.;Beaver Falls,
7.10a. m., 5.30 p. m.: Leetsdale. 4.30. 5.3X8.15,
6.50, 7.45 a. m.. 12.00, 12.48, 1.46, 3.30, 4.30. 6.30, 9.03
?r. nut .Fair Oaks, a 8.55 a. m.t Beaver Falls, a
1.30 p. m.; Leetsdale, S 6.05 p. .: Beavtr Falls,
S 8.15 p.m.
d, dally; S, Sunday only; other trains, except
PENNSYLVANIA KAILBOAU-ON AMD
alter November 10, 1889. trains leave Union
station, Flttslrarg-, as follows, Eastern Standard
MAIM LIME 3CABTWAKD.
Mew York and Chicago Limited of mllman Ves
tibule dally at 7:15 a. m.
Atlantic Express dally for the JCast, 3:20 a. m.
Mall train, dally, except Sunday, 5:30 a.m. Sun
day, mall, 8:40 a. m.
Day express dally at 8:00 a. m.
Mall express dally at 1 MO p. nt.
Philadelphia express dally at 4.30 p. m.
Eastern express dally at 7:15 p. m.
Fast Line dally at 8:10 p. m.
ereensburg express 5:io p. m. week days.
Derry express ll:0D a. m. week days.
All through trains connect at Jersey City with
boats of "Brooklyn Annex" for Brooklyn, M. T.,
avoiding double ferriage and Journey through M.
Trains arrive at Union Station as follows:
St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati Express,
dally i 2:00 a m.
Mall Train, dally 8:10p.m.
Western Express, dally 7;45a. m.
Pacific Express, dally. 12:45 p. m.
Chicago Limited Express, dally 9;J0p. m.
Fast Line, dally ll:55n. m.
SOUTHWEST PENM KAIL WAY.
For Unlontown, 5:30 and 8:35 a.m. and 4:25 p.
ra., without change of cars; 12:50p, m connect
ing at Ureensbnrg. Trains arrive fiom Union
town at 9:43 a m., 12:20, 8:35 and 8:10p. m.
WEST PEMMSYLVAMA DIVISION.
From FEDEKAL ST. STATION. Allegheny City.
Mall train, connecting for Blalrsvllle... 8.45 a. m.
Express, for Blalrsvllle, connecting for
Butler. 3:15 p. m.
Butler Aecom.... 8:20 a.m., 2:25 and 6:45 p. m.
Spring-dale Accom9.-X, 11:50 a.m.3:30 and tap. m.
Freeport Accom...., 4:ltV 8:20 and 11:40 n. m.
On Sunday 12:35 and 9.30 p.m.
North Apollo Accom 11:00 a. m. and 5-00 p. m.
Allegheny Junttlou Accommodation... 8:2) a. ra.
Blalrsvlllo Accommodation 11:00p.m.
Trains arrive at FEDEKAL BTEEET STATION:
Express, connecting from Butler 10;35a. m.
Mall Train.... 1:45p.m.
Butler Accom 9:10a. m.,4:40and7:23p.m.
Blalrsvllle Accommodation...... 9.52 p. m.
Freeport Aocom.7it0 a. m., 1:25,7:25 and HUOp. m.
Dm Sunday ...10:10 a. m. and7:o0p. m.
Sprlngdale Accom. 8:37, 11:48a. m., 3:45, 8:45 p.m.
North Apollo Accom 8:40 a. ra. and 5:40 p.m.
Trains leave 'Union station. Pittsburg, as fol
lows: For Monongahela City; West Brownsville and
Uniontown, lu:W a.m. For Monongahela City and
West Brownsville, 7:05 and 10:40 a. m. and 4:4 1 p.
m OnSunday 1:01 p.m. For Monongahela City,
6:40 p. m., week days.
Dravosbnrg Ac., week days, 3:20 p. m.
West KUiabetrrAcco nmodatlon. 8:20 a. m.. 2:00,
S:20andll:35p. m. Sunday, 9:40 p. m.
Ticket offices Corner Fourth avenue and Try
strtand Union station.
CHAS. . PUQU. J. B. 'WOOD,
General Manager. Oen'l Pass'r Agent.
A LLEOHEMY VALLEY KATLBOAD
-OLTralns leave Union Station (Eastern Standard,
Urn ell Klttanntnc Ac 8.5S a. m.: Niagara Ex
dally. 8i4S . m., Uulton Ae 10-Jd a. m. : Valley
lngsVe.,B.30p. m.; Braebum Ac 6 :30p.m.! Hul
ton Ac, 7 SO p. m.; Buffalo Ex., dally,
$-JfO p. m.; Bulton Ae.. 9:45 p.m. : Braebum Ac
11:30 .m. Church trains Braebnro, 12:40 p. a.
sad MS p. m. Pullman Sleeping Cars betwiea
pAMrg and Buffalo. J AS. P. ANDERSON,
U, -JVAat.i DAVID MCOABOO. G.n. Bust.
WESTEBN BAIL WAY
Jl Trains (Ct'l Stan dtlme)
DaV Ex., Akron, Toledo, Kane 8:40 a m 7:37 p m
Butler Accommodation SiOOa ra 6:00 pm
Cblcago Express (daUv) 12:25 p m 11:30 a m
New Castle & Clarion Accom. 4:30 pm 7:00 am
Bntler Aecom i 6:10 p ra 5:30 a m
First ela fare to Chicago, 110 50. Second class,
IS M. Pullman Ballet sleeping car to Chicago
) .A. T IE IDT T S .
X O. D. LEVIS. Bollcitor of Patents,
ffll Fifth avenue, above Smltbfleld. next Leader
office. (No delay.) Established 20 years.
-:- EXTRAORDINARY !
:r, ID '
406 and 408'Marktt St.
STORE WILL BE OPEi
Only two more day3 till
And thousands have not
their love and regards for those
Of longer waiting there can he.no question now. ihe idea -u
to buy now or never.
Well, the late comers and lingerers have one thing in their
favor, viz.: our greatly reduced prices. The same amount of cash
that bought one present several weeks ago will now buy two. These
reductions will accomplish for us what we most desire a complete
clearance of all Christmas and Holiday articles.
The rear of the vast army of Holiday shoppers will purchase
to-day and to-morrow and we want to capture the rear. It's, the
home stretch, you know, and the home stretch winner never loses
In these two days intervening before Christmas must be forced
the regular business of two weeks. That's the task we charged
ourselves with successfully carrying out And did you ever know
Kaufmanns' to fail when they once made up their mind to do a
are the reduced figures we've put on the balance of our stock of
such appropriate Christmas gifts as Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets,
Work Cases, Shaving Sets, Smoking Sets, Silver hand and three-fold
Mirrors, Silver Hair Brushes and Combs, Silver Clothes Brushes,
Silver Pocket Flasks, Silver Bon-Bon Trays, Silver Pin Cushions,
Silver Cigar and Cigarette Sets, Silver Cigar Moistening Combina
tion Cases, Silver Card Receivers, Silver Mounted Chatelaine Bags,
Pocketbooks, Picture Frames, Whisk Broom Holders, Key Holders,
Photograph Albums, Autograph and Scrap Albums, etc., etc. These
goods at virtually your own prices to day, to-morrdw and up to 12
o'clock Christmas Day.
As to Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs (and we show mountains
of 'em), Silk Mufflers, Gloves, Silk Suspender3, Silk Neckwear,
Night Robes, Bath Gowns, Dressing Gowns, Smoking Jackets,
House Coats, etc., we shall offer some striking attractions to-day
and to-morrow. Nor is this all.
Furs: they make handsome Christmas gifts, and, being over
stocked with them (charge this to the weather), we are willing to
parwith them at almost any price. Fur Muffs, Fur Boas, Fur
Capes, Fur Collars and Collarettes, Fur Stoles, Fur Caps, Fur
Gloves, Fur Coachmen's Collars, Fur Carriage and Sleighing Robes,
Fur Foot Muffs, etc. Any price (almost) will buy 'em.
Christmas Slippers: This "ad." wouldn't be complete with the
time-honored Christmas Slippers left out. Only a few words about
them: We nave an exceedingly large variety of Ladies', Gents' and
Children's fancy Slippers and sell them at exceedingly low prices.
::: OUR CLOTHING SALE, OF COURSE, :::
goes on serenely and we're disposing of piles of Suits and Over
coats daily. It may not be a profitable business for us considering
our reduced prices, but we are bent on selling our winter stock,
instead, as other clothiers do, pack it away for future seasons.
Gome in, then, at any time before 12 o'clock nexLrVednesday,j
and pelect any garment for about one-third less actual value. . ""
Cloaks Ladies' and Children's nave been included in this
big sacrifice sale. Newmarkets, more than all others, have suffered.
They actually go for less than cost.
:: OUR OWN GRAND XMAS PRESENTS, ::
The Costliest Ever Given Away by Any House.
Yes, and they're the most appropriate and acceptable, too. Just
Dore's Bible Gallery, premium edition.
Milton's Paradise Lost, illustrated by Dore.
Dante's Inferno, illustrated by Dore.
Dante's Purgatory and Paradise, illustrated by Dore.
Guaranteed the regular $4 edition,
WILL BE PRESENTED
To-day, to-morrow and up to ic o'clock Wednesday with every
Man?s or Boy's Suit or Overcoat, or Lady's or Misses' Cloaks,
costing $10 or more.
These are unquestionably the finest parlor books ever published
and most undoubtedly the most expensive presents ever distributed
by us or any other house.
RflVQ anrl RIRI U' remembered, you bet. With every Boy's
duio uiu uinuo Suitor Overcoator Girlrs cloak (no matter
how low its price may be) we give a large and magnificent Christ
mas book, a handsome substantial Sled, or a miniature Saratoga
Trunk, with excellent lock and key, free of charge.
To-day and to-morrow will also be the last two days of Kris
Kingle's Popcorn Bakery, and every child calling will be presented
by Old Santa with a big, sweet Popcorn ball.
OUR ROYAL ITALIAN MARIONETTE THEATER,
Children's performance ever witnessed, here, will close to-morrow
night. Let the children see it before then.
4 -' e
I Vas J
Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street
BAlVttMCJKE AH1 OHll- KAIUtOAli.
(Schedule In fleel JJoreMber 10, 1S83I
For Wssnlngwn, 1. C. JUUImore. rhlladel
pbls nd ifw York. 8K- " ami TWO ip. m.
For Cuintierlsnd, Sitn s. ni..l:0Q. ?;a)Pmi
ForfonncllsTlllP. 8:anii 8. J. .. t'3 1
nl "SSO p. ra. Tor Unlontown. tt-VX. 8:C0 sj.ni.,
ttiOOana UM p. m. For Mt. i'leisint, :,
8:00 . nuan-t ftiOO and $4.00 p. ra. Fo' JVash
mton, ., TrtSandSKWa. m '3:33, tsisa i and
7:30 p. a. For Wheeling. JM, J3M ?, 'J-33.
7d0p.m. FortlB&lnnatUind gkLonli, "7105s.
m., -hS) p. m. ForCoItfmbns, 7:03 s. nu VM
p. m. For Newark. 7.-03, t9: a. i?-. :, 7:S
p. m. For Chlcazo, TrtiS and JJaB p. m.
Trains arrive from Sew Tort. .Philadelphia,
Baltimore and Washington. SSD a. m '6m p,
m. From Columnns, Cincinnati nd Chlcvo,
i):.Id., 9:rt) p.w. From Wbcellnir, 8:3,
10) a. ra.. tfrtu, fcOO p.m.
'Xbroujth ilteplnir rrs to Baltimore, wasaln!
ton, Clnclnnatland Chicago.
ConnoUsYllla. accommodation at 3.33 a. m.
BnndaT only. .,, ,, . .
ThePlttsbore Transfer Company will eU for
nd check bsirirajte from betels and residences
npos orders left ( B. O. ticket office, corner
Firth are. and Wood ft., orl and 6S Smlthneld
St. CHAS. O. BCULU Gen. Fast. Asent. J.T.
O'DKLL, General Manager.
?lTTBJJOKa AND CASTLE SHANNON B.K.
WlnterTtaelible. On and arter December
1899, until farther notice, trains will ran u follows
oncTerydir. except bandar. Eastern standard
time: Leaving l'(ttsburir-0 a. jn., 7ilOa.ro.,
ll:Mp. ori Arlington-! . m 3a. m., 7:10
a. tb.,IMk a., foaoa. au. MP'-.: :5S;i
ti p. n., : p. m.. t:MB. Qi'i',
- - K!M a- " "AffSftr, a,
December 23, 1889. "
- n- j
To-night till 9 o'clock.
To-morrow night till 11 o'clock.
Christmas Day till noon.
yet bought the substantial tokenslbf
that are near and dear. i
PITTSBURG ANU LAKE KR1E KA1LKOAD
CJMfANY, Scaedole In effect NOTemberl7,
1833. Central time. imART-For Clereland,
8:00, 8:00 a. ra., 1:33, W9:30p.a. For Cin
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis. 5:00 a. m.. '1:33,
90 p.m. For Buffalo. S.00 a. m., 4SP. "S-JOp.
m. Tor Salamanca. "S.-C0 a. m.. 4:3) p. m. For
Yonnrstown and Newcastle, 8:00, tM, 10:15 a.
m.. l:&, UCO. 9J0 p. m. For Bearer Falls,
S.-W. 7X0, 8:00, io:a.n.f i:J5,aa ijao,
9:3up. m. ForCbartlers. 6)00, :33 a. m., iJi,
67:15.70. 8:05. 8J0. B-tO10:Ufa.m.,125.12:,
MizO, l-.O, tXO. i-JO, 14:30, 8.-05, USX 8:10, 'loli
a. m., 'liaa to p. nj. Frca Salsnwnes, IJ:,
7J5 p. m. From Ymnntmrn unrt New Castle.
SA "9:3) a. ro., Muo, 1:40. as. 10 p. m. From
Bearer Falls. S.-J3, .15, 7CO, ISO a. m 12.30,
ISO, S:40. 75, 10 p. m.
P.. C. & y, trains for MamUeld. 8:30 a. m 8:30,
em p. ra. For Kssea and Ueecbmont, tOi a. ra.,
I JO p.m. .
P.. O. St Y. trains from Mansfield, Zssen sad
, McK.AY. B. K.-UiPAT-For New Ha
yen, I'3i a. n., 3:30p. m. For TTest Mewwn,
ItaO, 9:30 a. m., 3:30,830 p.m. .
AEBJVJ-From New Hairen, WZ a. m. "SiU
p. m. From West Newton, :1S, fsOa. m., J25,
j:p. m. .i
Fur HeKepsnnrf. TitTit?i- stanoncahels Cltr
and Belle Vernon, 1 3D, V JO, UM a. u.,TlJa.
-.:?il).ia. , .-'-
FTom Delia Vernon. Jlononraneia uirn )ua
both and McKeesport, 7: a. m. VdB, l&tft, JM
iHllr. ndT only. IWfll rnrnVeiM bo
lateoaSanctor. (Will run two hour latere
Cltj Ticket oace, tOBSmlUifleia Sto