evi?al of an Old Plan to Solve llie
eied Manama Canal Question.
KHE UHTEEI0& OF THE ISTBMDS
rinrned Into a Larre and. KaTijaWe.
Lake, at a Loir Cost.
ONLY ABOUT 5SO.000.000 KECESSAEI
Carry ,Ont a Scheme Ones Before Proposed, ini
, An old idea is revived. The plan of turn
ing the Isthmus of Panama into a" great
lake, as a way to solve the canal question is
again broached. Its advantages and dis
advantages are discussed and set forth.
2EW Yoke, December 26. Under date
of the lGth a letter from Panama, received
here, says: 2Tow that the technical com
mission of inquiry into the bona fides of the
Panama Canal -works is actually within
measurable distance oi onr shores, it goes
without the saying that expectancy here
as reached a white heat, everyone being
more or less afflicted with the ague of an
ticipation as to what will be the outcome of
Just at this stage the isthmus is flooded
with copies of a pamphlet written by M. G.
Sautereau to describe his project for $he
completion of the canal by converting the
interior of the isthmus between the present
completed termini ot the canal into a large
navigable inland lake, at the estimated
comparatively low costof 400,000,000 francs,
and which, moreover, if adopted, could be
carried through in two years' time, or at
most two and a half years.
Before describing this project it maybe
here stated that it is by no means a new one.
bo tar as I am aware it originated witn a
member of the International Survey Com
mission of 1878, who differed from the recom
mendations of bis co-laborers and suggested
instead the project that is now put forward
with certain modifications and elaborated
details, after 11 years of fruitless effort to
carrv throuch the original project then
OUTLINE OF THE PLAN.
About four years ago, when the more fore
sighted oi the canal engineers began to real
ize the impracticability of carrying ont the
adopted project, one of the then leading
spirits, M. Hutien, reverted to this scheme
and even drew up plans and estimates em
bodying the details, or at least the prelim
inaries of the project The plan
now put forth by M. Sautereau can
not therefore be regarded as an original
one. The outline of this plan is, first, to
dam the Bio Chagres at Bohio Soldado, to
which point the Atlantic end of the pro
jected tide level canal has actually been
carried, being about 14 miles from the Colon
terminus. This dam to contain a high level
dock christened in advance "Christophe
Colom." On the Panama ide tha Bio
Grande to be similarly dammed and locked
by the "Ferdinand de Lessens." Thus the
valleys of both rivers would be inundated,
their waters being turnel back upon the
land and transformed into a lake.
Bat Cnlebra remains to be dealt with.
This M. Sautereau proposes to cut through
to a width of 60 meters at the floating line.
consist of a lage navigable lake, entered bv
locks sitna.ed inland, and the approaches to
which wonld consist of the termini of the
canal alrca ly cut The projected locks are
donble and parallel, and are estimated to re
quire 450,000 cubic meters of solid masonry,
one to be filling while the other was being
emptied. This masonry work, it is pro
posed, would form one compact block in
.each case, the dimensions of which would
4 dwarf the great Pyramid.
' BIG ENOUGH FOE ALL.
-.Easily entered and without danger, these
locks conld afford passage to 40 ships
daily or lour times the number the present
arrangements propose providing for. As
both works would be approachable from the
first by water, through the terminal sections
of the canal already navigable, the trans
port of material would be an easy matter,
and as the works on both would proceed
concurrently they would be completed with
in a year. The estimated cost of each lock
is 0,000,000 francs. Culebra it is proposed
to attack from the bottom level, and in such
a manner tnat tne water mat now nows on
the Atlantic side of the watershed should be
diverted to the Pacific. This work, it is
also estimated can be completed in a year,
while the locks are being constructed, and
at a cost of 200,000,000 francs. Other esti
mated expenses are: Expropriations, 20,
000,000 francs, and railroad deviation, 20,
000,000 francs; altogether. 40,000.000 francs.
"What with deepening channels, etc., the
whole work of completion on this plan is
estimated to occupy two years, with an
additional six months thrown in for con
tingencies. In this plan that has been thus elaborated
'the projectors have only followed the sug
gestions of natnre, as any one can realize
who has seen the Kio Chagres spread itself
tar and near over the country when dammed
up and turned back npon itself by the
furious inrush of the Caribbean Sea up the
channel of its lower reaches. The only real
obstacle to the execution of the plan seems
to be the enormons height of the locks 28
meters and which seem to be altogether out
ot proportion. Doubtless, however, should
the plan be eventually adopted, this part of
it will be modified. Of course, the water
supply a rather essential requirement in
trie lormatioa of a lake! will be drawn
from the three great rivers, Chagres, Obispo
nnd Grande, and which thus, instead ot
being a perpetual menace to the enterprise,
will become docile auxiliaries of the canal.
QTJITB AS IMPORTANT.
Another important feature, and not alto
gether beside the question, is that 1he exist
ence of such a lake right in the center of the
Isthmus would render the whole locality a
healthy one, and around the shores of which
thriving towns would soon rise, the cen
ters of agricultural and commercial activity.
The project is certainly a fascinating one,
and will doubtless receive due attention from
-the commission now on its way hither. On
them does its final acceptance or rejection
depend, and after they have visited the
scene and decided for themselves on the
possibilities, as compared with the mass of
information already in their possession, it
may be regarded as certain that they will
recommend that plan which in their exper
ience and wisdom commends itself most
highly to. their consideration.
Mr. Sautereau is himself expected to ar
rive icre very shortly.
Supposing the commission to report favor
ably the question will then arise, "How will
the further work of the enterprise be carried
on? Whence will come the means? This
- IpointiHr. Brunei will have to settle with the
PIJUCUU1UC1B otiu UCUlKflO. JUUUhlCbS, MB IS
only fair, the first chance will be given the
original shareholders to advance the sum
deemed necessary for completion. But if
they should elect to decline the opportunity
tlfen there are several syndicates tireDaredto
Fbnr ont the whole ihini at a nnminnl fifr
Uj , . . - n . .. ...... -
p Tire, possibly such as they can arranae for
with the liquidator, and to carry on the
work as an entirely new and independent
A. PBEPOSTEBOTS ACCUSATION.
Our local budget of news contains noth
ing of very great interest to .Northern read
ers. I may. however, take advantage of
Ljthis opportunity to refute, and on the best
'possible authority, a statement recently
bade by the Etoilt de France, doubtless
ijh the malicious intent of accusing the
Director General of the Canal Company
gbere of misspptopriation of funds. This
jetatbment was to the effect that M. Jacquier
ihadMontted to the fund for the restoration
Ibf tJfe Merced Church in this city the little
trifle of $30,000. Onthe face of it the state-
Knent.u preposterous, but it has occasioned
called forth from Bisliop Peralta aTcategori-
cat denial thereof, which he has sent to the
press. He says that he has never received
from M. Jacquier for any such or other pur
pose one single real, although, had he been
solicited, doubtless he would have contribu
ted to the work from his private purse.
The Government has just entered into a
contract with Mr. Brochet for the erection
between this city and Colon of a telegraph
line, and which provides also for the main
tenance of four intermediate stations. The
Panama Railroad and the canal company
already possess lines of their own, but
which,aithough at the service of the public,
can hardly be regarded as fulfilling the tele
graphic requirements of this age of-rapid
commuaication. Hence the Government's
action in the matter, and which looks to
ward the obviating of the existing inconven
iences. Everything is in readiness, andithe
work will be commenced as soon as the for
malities of confirmation of the contract bave
been got through with.
WASHING TO BMUGOLEBS.
Eecentiy several arrests have been made
and seizures effected of loreign skippers and
their ships for .smuggling on the San Bias
coasts. In these particular cases it is quite
possible that the plea of "ignorance" is a
genuine one, as I have personally encoun
tered at least one captain, an American,
who was honestly under the impression that
his trading license, issued at Colon, covered
everything and gave him the privilege of
transhipping foreign importations 'direct
irom the vessels to their destination. For
the benefit of others who may be inclined to
enter into this really lucrative trade with
the coast Indians I quote here the article of
the customs law bearing on the subject And
for contravention of which the seizures men
tioned have been made:
The importation of merchandise on the coast
of San Bias is not allowed by Colombian cus
tom house legislation. This, as the exporta
tion, can only be done through the open ports
or by those expressly qualified for the execu
tion of such operations. The ships instead of
being dispatched to San Bias should be sent to
Carthagena, from which port the merchandise
will bo nationalized and then reshipned to San
Bias as coastal commerce.
. This translation (which is more faithfnl
than elegant) is simplicitv itself, and is far
removed from the reproach ot legal phrase
ology in general, which is said to be "ine
briated with the exuberance of its own
Terbosity." If after reading this any
American skipper gets run in by the
ubiquitous La Popa he will have only him
self to blame.
THREE CHILDREN CREMATED.
Burned to Dentb in the Presence of n Hun
dred Powerless pectntors.
Omaha, Neb., December 26. Three
children of Mrs. Lena Schipp were burned
to death in a cottage shortly after 8 o'clock
this morning. One was a boy of 7, another
a girl of 4, and the third a baby boy 6
months old. The woman's husband deserted
her eight months ago, and she has since
been earning her living by taking in wash
ing. This morning she started the kitchen fire
and locked the door, and went out to get
some clothes. During her absence the
house caught fire, and the children were
burned to death in the presence of 100 peo
ple, who were powerless to save them.
A STARTLING DEATH LIST.
Chicnco Railroad Crossings Responsible
For More Than 250 Fatalities.
Chicago, December 26. In the yellow-
eared book in the Coroner's office, in which
the names of subjects for inquests are put
down as fast as they are reported, were re
corded this morning seven fatalities at rail
,road crossings. The fatalities did not all
occur this morning, but represented the
work of the locomotive dnring the past 48
Chief Deputy Enopof says that the num
ber of victims for the year is more than 250,
and there is still nearly a week to further
increase the list
To Dispel Colds,
Headaches and levers, to cleanse the sys
effectually, yet gently, when costive or billi
or when tne blood is impure or slnggisb, to t
nianently care habitual constipation, to awaken
tne moneys ana uver to a neaitny acti
kidneys and liver to a healthy activity,
without irritating or weakening them, use
Syrup of Figs.
Regardless of cost, a very fine line of art
embroidered and painted plush and silk
goods lace curtains, portieres, upholstery
goods, etc., at private sale every morning
and evenine. Auction sales every after
noon until closed ont Call early, as choice
goods are going fast at our very low prices,
at-Sli Wood st H. Holtzma.n& Sons.
New Year's Girts.
Gents' gloves, handkerchiefs, collars and
cuffs, neckwear, smoking jackets, dressing
gowns, bath robes, far gloves, canes.
Ladies' gloves, handkerchiefs, fancy ruch
ings, neckwear, seal jackets, seal coats,
French tea gowns, fine furs, fine fans.
Umbrellas for all, toilet sets, manicure
sets, complete assortment of silver novelties
and small silver goods.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
A Cold Wave nt Last.
To start onr heavy ulsters with a rush we
have placed on sale for to-day 75 men's
Scotch cassimere ulsters (storm coats), with
plaid flannel lininc, for the low price of $5.
"We positively "guarantee tnese ulsters to be
worth 515. Onr price ior to-day is 55.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp. new Court Honse.
A full line of rye and bourbon whiskies,
foreign and domestic wines, gins and bran
dies, and all articles embraced in the whole
sale liquor trade, will always be found at
the warerooms of T. D. Casey & Co., 971
Liberty st "Visitors to the city during the
holidays will find it to their satisfaction to
call and examine the stock. rs
riltsbnrc and Ijake Erie R. R.
Tickets will be sold to all points on the
P., McK. & X. and McK. & B. V. roads,
good to return until January 4, every day
until January 1, at excursion rates.
Only a Small Lot
Beautiful trimmed hats, toques, turbans,
bonnets and hoods at $5 less than half
price. Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
The People's Store, Fifth Avenne.
"We can't change the weather, but we
bave made prices that will move the
cloaks, wraps and jackets; cloth to sealskin,
ladies', misses' and children's, all marked
down now. Come for a bargain.
Campbell & Dick.
Flannel Skirt nnd Fancy FInnneta
"Way below usual prices. Great bargains
in flannel, chintz and saline remnants. Do
mestic goods department.
Jos. Hokxe & Co.'s
Penn Avenue lietail Stores.
Canvas Wall Hanging.
A fall line of these very desirable goods.
They must be seen to be appreciated.
CnrMEiNE, Bane & Uassett,
416 "Wood at.
To be sold Aiout 50 yards carpet on
cloak room floor. "Will be sold at sacrifice
price, i Boggs & Buhl, Allegheny.
uenheim & vilsack's ale and
are superior beverages. Call for
Ail dealers keep them. Or order
oks in sets at very low prices to make
ior new coods.
E. S. Davis & Co., 00 .Filth ave.
Loss of hair, which often mars the prettiest
face, prevented by Parker's Hair Balsam.
.Parker's Ginger Tonic alleviates suffering.
A Cloud of 'Witnesses GiYe Damaging
A LAWYER'S QUEER TESTIMONY.
The Defense Begins Its Case, and
EVAN JONES WAS MULCTED FOR 450
By Arbitrators In the Claim f Marjaret Schwab Ins
Seville Sewer Cast,
The prosecution ' in the conspiracy case
against Alderman Porter' closed and the
defense commenced. Hopes are expressed
of concluding the long-drawn-out case to
day. The arbitrators in the case of Mar
earet Schwab vs Evan Jones award the
plaintiff $150 damages.
The conspiracy case against Alderman
Porter and his three constables was again
resumed before Judge Slagle in Criminal
Court yesterday. Attorney W. J. Jordan
was again on the stand, this time for cross
examination by Mr.' O'Donnell. The wit
ness said that he had said in Hogan's saloon
that Porter would be sent to the peniten
tiary. The witness admitted having been
indicted by the grand jury for false pre
tense. James Taggart, of 251 Second avenue,
testified that he had been prosecuted before
Alderman Porter. Tom Carney was the
arresting officer. He gave bail for a hearing
in the case. Carney afterward came to his
house and wanted to settle the case ior
Hilly "Washington, colored, of fligh
street, and Gertrude Benz bad both been
sued before Alderman Porter. The former
for selling liquor without license and the
latter for fortune telling. Both cases were
settled for a money consideration.
INSTIGATED BT THE ALDEEMAK.
Hugh Daly was recalled and testified that
he had entered suit against a Mrs. Kippler
for fortune tellinc at the instigation of Al
derman Porter. The case was afterward
settled ior money.
At this point the Commonwealth rested,
and Attorney James E. O'Donnell opened
for the defense. Mr. O'Donnell made a
very clever opening, in which he outlined
the things that thedefenseexpected to prove.
First, that there was no conspiracy. Second,
that the Commonwealth's witnesses were
in the main disreputable people, who would
swear to almost anything, and third, that
the witnesses did not tell the truth, but told
stories manufactured by detectives, who
coerced the witnesses into telling what was
The first witness called by the defense was
James M. Nellis, a newspaper reporter, who
testified that he was in Alderman Porter's
office on official business on the day that
Mrs. Curry was there, and was in a position
to hear all that was Said. Alderman Porter
did not tell anybody to put money away as
a reporter was present and wonld see them.
The Alderman did not tell Mrs. Curry to go
borne and tell fortunes for $1, bnt he did tell
her to quit the business, or he wonld send
her to court. The 'Squire had informed the
witness at tbat time tnat tne case against
Mrs. Carry had been dismissed, es she was
a poor woman with a large family to sup
port. MONET WAS .OFFERED.
James H. McCnrdv was called and testi
fied that dnring last January he had entered
suit against Maud Campbell and Charles
Huff, before Alderman Porter, making four
separate charges against them. At the first
bearing both defendants were held for court,
but that a rehearing was had. and, on the
testimony ot Miss Campbell and three other
witnesses, that Miss Campbell was not a
proprietress oi the house, but en
gaged there under salary. The case
against her was dismissed. Huff
was convicted and sent to the workhouse,
Attornev Jordan, who represented Miss
Campbell, sent the witness a notice of tfee
rehearing, also some letters asking him to
withdraw the suit The witness stated tbat
he never got any money to settle the case,
but tbat Attorney Jordan had offered him
money, which he refused.
Mrs. Lida McCurdy, wife of the former
witness, corroborated the testimony of her
husband, and stated that Miss Campbell and
others had offered her money to induce her
husband to not prosecute the case, but she
After hearing this witness court ad
journed until this morning. 'The case will
likely be concluded to-day.
SMITH'S CASE GOES UP.
JTho Supreme Conrc Asked to Inlerfero
Tbat First Dccreo Sentence.
Attorney "William McElroy yesterday
filed a certiorari in the Quarter Sessions
Court to take to the Supreme Court the case
of "William H. Smith, convicted ol mur
der in the first degree for the killing of his
The case vill probably be argued at the
next session ot the Supreme Court to be
held in Philadelphia.
For tbe Benefit of Creditors.
A deed of voluntary assignment from
Daniel B. Brown and wife, of McKeesport,
to S. O. Xowry was filed in the Becorder's
office yesterday. All their property, real,
personal and mixed, is surrendered for the
benefit of creditors.
Damages for Negligent BInsiIiijr.
In the suit of JIargaretta Schwab against
Evan Jones, contractor, for. injury to plain
tiff's property by cuessive negligent blast
ing by defendant in the constrnctiorpof the
Allays Itching, Subdues Spellings,
Soothes and Oures Tenderness.
At Bbuqqists and Deiizes.
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Apply Balm into each-no?-
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of Lime and
Is endorsed and prescribed by leading
physlclans.becanse both the CodZlver Oil
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CATARRH TO CONSUMPTION
A Few of the Many Symptoms
of Catarrh, the Forerun
ner of Consumption.
Do yon experience ringing or buzzing noises
In your ears?
Are you troubled with a hacking congh and
Does your voice bave a husky, thick sonnd
and a nasal sort of twang?
Is your breath f reqnently offensive from some
Have yon a dull, oppressive headache, gener
ally located over the eyes?
Do you bave to hawk and conch frequently
in tne cuort to clear your mroair
Are you losing your sene of smell and hear
ing and is yonr sense of taste becoming dulled?
Does your nose alvrajs feel stopped up,
forcing yon to breatbo throuch yonr mouth?
Are 3 on annoyed by a constant desire to
hank and spit out an endless quantity of
Is your throat filled with phlegm in the mora
ine, which can only be discharged after violent
coughing, and a bawfcing, and spitting?
Are you troubled with a discharge from tbe
head into the throat sometimes watery and ex
cessive: sometimes mucus, thick, sticking to
whatever it touches; sometimes bloody, and
nearly always putrid and offensive?
The Catarrh and Dyspepsia Institute is per
manently located at 323 Penn avenne for the
cure of this disease. Mr. Hartman speaks:
Sir. OTolixx "V. Hartman.
'1 was afraid of consumption. I bad a con
stant hawking and splttiuc:. I coughed and
felt a soreness and pain in my lungs. AIv
throat became sore and ulcerated, breath
short. 1 lost flesh, and had night sweats and
many other symntons. It jrives me pleasure
to add my testimo'ny to the hundreds already
published, to my complete euro by these physi
cians. "I now welsh more than ever before and feel
well and strontr.
"JOHN V. HAETMAN, 1214 Main street,
Remember the place. The Catarrh and
Drspepsia Institute, S23 Fenn aye.
Consultation free toalL Patients treated suc
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hours. 10 a. m. to i P. 1L. and 6 to 8 p. ir. Bun-
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Kr-" in "g
UL ; III
More' and Better.
To-day we make a push on
a big line of fine Trouserings
reduced to $5, $6 50 and $8
JNor is thisalL You'll nnd
a big line of Suitings at $26
and $25 per suit. Remember
they are to be made faultlessly;
are to please you in fit and
workmanship, or w6 don't ex
pect you to take them.
We have marked a big line
of Boys' and Children's Over
coats down -to $5. Every gar
ment is all-wool and our own
These are bargain times at
Wanamaker's for man or boy,
and every article isvof
at low cost. )
Sixtb street and Fenn avenne.
Ball's is more than com
fortable; it is shapely, natural,
has the grace of nature; more
than that, it preserves the
bounty of nature. But get
the primer Your merchant
The seller will' tell you
"Wear this corset a week, or
two, or three, and bring it
back if you'd rather have
your money again.
Of course it is better
Chicago Corset Co., Chicago and New York.
Baisins. Prunes, Nuts. Eyapor
ated Peaches, Apricots,
"Nev Orleans Mo-
GEO. K. STEVENSON 4 CO.,
STEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS.
-TTTH1TE STAB LUi B-
FOU QUEENBTOWN AND LIVERPOOL.
Royal acd United States Mall Bteamers.
Britannic, Dee. 25,7:30 am
'Adriatic, Jan. 1,2pm
Celtic, Jan. 8. Ba m
Uermaulc, Jan. IS, noon
Britannic, Jan. 22, 6am
Celtic Feb. 5. 5:30 am
Germanic, Feb. 12, 11 a m
From White Star dock, root of West Teeth st.
'Second cabin on these steamers. Saloon rates,
(30 and upward. Second cabin. $33 and upward,
according to steamer ami location of berth. Ex
cursion tickets on favorable terms. Steerage SS.
White Star drafts payable on demand in all the
principal ban tea throughout Great Britain. Ap-
TtO JCHN J. MCCO
iuiiuA, era ana ji smitn-
M1CK, 6!9nd40l Smlt!
I DUIinv Tuu , v n..
icld St., Fittibow, or J. BBUCE ISMAr, Gen-
era! Agent, 41BroidwsT, WewTCort. dclJ-D
To Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin
FROM NEW TTOEK EVERY THURSDAY.
Cabin nassane S33 to SS0, according to location
of stateroom. Excursion fCS to $90.
Steerage to and lrom Europe at Lowest Bates.
AUSmt BALDWIN & CO., General Agenta,
53 Broadway, ilew Yorfe.
j. t. Mccormick. Agent.
639 and 401 Smilhneld St., Pittsburg, Pa.
United States Mail Steamers,
jiall every SATUKDAT from
NEW YORK TO GLASGOW.
Calling at MOVILLE. (Londonderry.)
ibln passage to Glasgow, Llrerpool or Londc
dcrry, ?15 and t-35. Round trip, J90 and tlW.
Second-class. 130. Steerage, (20.
MEDITERRANEAN SERVICE via Azores.
Best route to Algiers and Coast ot Morrocco.
NAPLES, VENICE andTRIESTE.
S. S. Y1CTOK1A, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY'S.
Cabin passage to
0: NaDles. S0 to SIC
Azores, S3 to S0; Naples, S3 to 00: Venice, $120.
Drafts on.Ureat Britain, Ireland or Italy,
and letters of credit at favorable rates.
Apply to HENDEKSON BltOTHERS. N. Y., or
J. t. MCCO 1UI1UE. 833 and 401 Smlthfleld et. ;A.D.
BCORF.K&bON, 415 Smlthfleld St.. 1'lttsburg; W.
SEMFLE, Jr., 163 Federal st., Allegheny.
HOLIDAY -:- BARGAINS
Will offer all this week Ladies' and Gents' Eicli Silk Handkerchiefs and Mufflers,
Linen Handkerchiefs, Neckwear, Umbrellas; Ladies, Hisses and Children's
Cloaks, Wraps, Fnrs, etc., etc., etc., at such prices as will not only recommend
themselves to a discriminating, money-saving; public, bnt entirely eclipse all
former efforts. '
COME EAELY BEFOKE THE AFTEBKOON BUSH.
151 and 153 FEDERAL
su maiion rounds
DEANK AND EATEI EVERY IEAB.
WUYP BECAUSE of all CHOCOLATES
if II I It is the purest and dest,
Palis Exposition, 1889 I ggKBSSE
Ask for YELLOW WRAPPER.
FOB SALE at 40 cents A POUND EVEBTWHEBE.
BRANCH HOUSE, UNION
(rfADEMLY&T IN THE Yf UltLLJ
- 7 je-fl
For To-Day,-Friday, December 27,
In order to make ft the largest day'; sales in
the annals of our business, we will offer ou
entire stock at a discount of
10 PER CENT OFF -
Our present very Low Prices
FOB CASS. Our line embraces
Tea Sets, Dinner Sets, Chamber
Set8,,Fi8hand Game Sets, Bichly
Decorated Fruit and Dinner
Plates, and After Dinner Coffees,
Gas Fixtures, Bronzes, Clocks,
Banquet Lamps, Table Lamps,
Piano Lamps, Hanging Lamps,
Hall Lights and Chandeliers.
Bric-a-Bracy Antique Brass ana
Oxidized Silver Tables, witfy
Mexican Onyx Tops,Vienna Met'
dl Tables, Rich Cut Glass, Easels,
Pedestals, Placques, Sconces, Cab
inets and a world of Goods Suit
able for Christmas Presents. lie
member all goods marked in
Plain Blue Figures, from which
for To-dajf, Thursday, December
.26, we will give a CASH DIS
COUNT OF 10 FEB CENT.
THE J. P. SMITH
Lamp, Glass & China Co,
935 Penn Avenue.
Bet, Ninth and Tenth 'Streets.
we still nave a
few ot those Brass
with Silt Fringe Parasol
Shade, at U 75.
BTOBE OPEN EVENINGS.
Gold Spectacles, Gold Eyeglasses, Opera
Glasses, Field and Tourists' Glasses, Magic
Lanterns, Barometers, Thermometers, Draw
ing Bets, Microscopes, Graphoscopes, Pho-;
tographic Cameras, etc.
No. 50 Fifth Avenue,
NEAR WOOD STREET. .
Telephone No. lest de8-100
ONE WAY EXCURSIONS,
Pullman Tourist Sleeping; Oars lrom
Chicago to Son Francisco and the
, Paclflo Coast. v
For the accommodation of purchasers ot SieoiriJ.
Class Tjoorre and others, the CHICAGO. BOCK
ISLAND as PACIFIC EAH.WAY are onr
nlng exclusions in Pullman Tourist Bleeping Cars
(personally conducted), Etxst Seookd TaoBsnai,
from Chicago to Oregon and California via Denver.
Every comfort and convenience assured at a great
reduction from regular nret-class rates.
Address, for f nil particulars,
J, JOHS 8BASTiAN. Oen.TJrt.&Pas3Agt.
ST. JOHN. Gen. Manager, Chicago.
PITTSBUKO AND CASTLE SHANNON E. B.
WinterTln'eTable. Onand alter December
1SS9, nntll further notice, trains will runas follows
on every day, except Sunday. Eastern standard
time: Leaving ilttsburg-6a0 a. m., 7:10 a. m.,
8:00 a.m.. 8:30 a. m.. 11:30 a.. m.. 1:40 p. ra.. 3:40 p.
m., 8:10 p. m.. 5:50 p. m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.,
11:30 p. m. Arllngton-5:40 a. m., 6:3a. m 7:1C
a. m,, 8:00 a. m., 10O3a. m., 1:00 p. m 2:40 p.m.,
4:20 p. m., 5:10 p. m., 5:50 p. m., 7:10 p. m., 10:31
p. m. Sunday trains, Jeaving l'lttsburg 10 a.m.,
12:50 p. m.. 5:10 p. m., 9:30 p. m. Arlington 'J:1C
a. m., 11:10 p. m., 4:2(1 p. m.. 6:30 p. m.
JOHN JAHN. So.pt.
ALLEGHENY VALLEY KA1LHOAD- .
Trains leave Union Station (.Eastern Standard
time): KJttannlng Ac, 6:53 a. m.: Niagara Ex..
dallr. 8:45 a. m.. 11 niton Ac. 10:111 - m.: VaJlav
Camp Ac, 12:05 n. m.; Oil City and Dnliols Ex.
; uoiiiaAG,. eaxip.:
ulttn Ac.,3ip.m.: Klttannlng
lng Ac, 5.30
Ac, 4:00 p.m.; Braebnrn Ex., SaJOp.m.: Klttaan-
n. m.: Braebura Ac.6:20n.m.t Hut-
ton Ac, 730 p. m.: Buffalo Ex.. dally.
8:50 n. m.t Hulton Ae.
, 9:45 p.m.: braeburn Ac,
11:30 p. m. Church trains Braebnru, 12:40 p. m.
and 9:33 p. m. Pullman Sleeping Cars between
.Flttaburg and Buffalo. J AS. V. ANDERSON.
O. T. AEt.: DAVID MCCABQO. Gen. Sunt.
-:- EXTRAORDINARY !
SQUARE, NEW YORK.
KiMAIIIIo" DAILY CARD OF fell
, . -LSLSse
Ladies, what welcome news this morning's papeg
brings you! ' "jj
Commencing bright and early, at 8 o'clock, this
morning and continuing until 6 o'clock this evening (ten
hours in all) Kaufmanns' will offer about one thousand
pairs Ladies' fine Curacoa Kid Dress Shoes at $i 50,
ahd guarantee them to be equal, if not superior, to any
sold elsewhere for $2 75.
These Shoes come in common sense and opera toe;
widths A to E; sizes 2j4 to 8; have not the objectionable
waxed thread and tacks that hurt the feet, but perfectly
smooth inner soles; 'they als,ov have French Kid button
pieces and worked button holes, and, all things con
sidered, are Shoes fine and good enough for the most
Remember, the sale of these Shoes takes place in
our new and handsome shoe parlor and is for; this' one
day only, , , . '
To insure prompt and proper attention to all comers
a part of our Men's and Children's Shoe salesmen will
assist our regular Ladies' shoe parlor employes to-day. -
. As a precautionary measure against the gobbling'of
these Shoes by agents of Pittsburg Shoe dealers, we will
positively sell no more than one pair to each one person.j
will kindly asic lor tne
immediately on entering
In addition to our extremely low prices we
always have a special little surprise for the Ladies.
In this instance we shall give, as a special induce
BOTTLE OF FINE FEENOH DRESSING
. y (Wood's Vernisine)
. ,0-RATIS, WITH EVERT PAIR
'f ' OF THESE SHOES. ',
. I 4444
Fifth Avenue and
PENNSYLVANIA ItAILBOAD-ON AND
after November 10, lS9, trains leave Union
Station, l'lttshurg, as follow. Eastern Standard
MAIN LINE EASTWARD.
New York and Chicago Limited or f nllman Ves
tibirie dally at 7:13 a. m.
Atlantic Express dally for the East, 3:20 a. m.
Mall train, dally, except Sunday, 5:30 a.m. bnn-
dav, mall, 8:40 a. m.
Day express dally at 8:00
oo a m
Mail exnress daliv at l:CO ti. m.
rhlladelphla express dally at 4:30 p. m.
x.a5iurn express unity at t ; ja p. m.
1'nst Line daily at SH0 p. m.
Orcensbnrg express 5:10 p. m. weekdays,
Derry express ll;C0.i. in. week day.
All tiirouch trains connt-ct at Jersey City with
boats or "Brooklyn Annex" forflrooklyn, N. Y.,
avoiding doable ferriage aifd Journey through N .
Trains arrive at Union station as follows:
St. Louis, Chicago aud Cincinnati Express,
daily , 2:00 a m.
Stall Train, dally 8:10 p. in.
Western Express, dally,, 7;43a. m.
Faclilc Express, dally 12:4-? p. m.
Chicago Limited Express, daily 9:3) p. in.
Fast Line, dalle........ .ll:Up. m.
SOUTUWJ&T l'ENN ItAILWAY.
For Unlontown, 5fl0 and 8:33 a. m. and 4:23 p.
m.. without change ol cars; 12:50p. m.. connect
ing at Ureensburgr Trains nrrlrc fiom Union
town at 9:45 a ra.. i::C0. 3:35 and 8:10 p. m.
WEST l'ENNSYLVAMA DIVISION.
JTrom FEDERAL ST. srATlON, Allegheny City.
Mall train, connecting for lilalrsvllle... 6:45 a. m.
Express, for Blatrsvllle. connecting for
Butler 3:1? D. m.
llutler Accom 8:30 a.m., 2:25 and 5:45 p. ra.
!JprlngdaleAccom9:00,Il:50a.m:3:3and 6:20 d. ra.
Freeport Accom ,..4:15, 8:3 and Il:40n. m.
On Sunday I2:35and 0:30 p. m.
North Apollo Accom... .11:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m.
Allegheny Junction Accommodation... 8:20 a. m.
Blnlrsvllfo Accommodation 11:00 p.m.
Trains arrive at FEDEKAL8TKEET STATION:
Express, connecting from Butler 10;Ma. m.
Hail Train ,....... 1:45 p.m.
Butler Accom onus. m.,4:J0and7.-23p. m.
BlalrsTllle Accommodation 9:52 p. m.
Freeport A ccom.7;40 a. m., 1:25,7:25 and 11:10 p. in.
On bnnday 10:loa. m. and?:rop. m.
Snrlngda!eAccom.0:S7, 11:48a.m., 3:45, 8:45 p.m.
North Apollo Accom 8:40a. m. and 5:40 p.m.
MI1NONH A I1KI.A. DIVISION.
Iralos leave Union station, i'lttsbnrg; aa fol
For Monongahda City, West Brownsville and
Umontown. 10:40 a.m. For Monongahcla City and
West Brownsville. 7:05 and 10:40a. m. and 4:11 p.
m. On Sunday 1:01 p.m. For Monongahela City,
5:40 p. m., week days.
Dravobnrg A c. week days. 3:20 p. ra.
West Elizabeth Acro.nmodatlon. 8:20 a. m.. 2:00,
8:20 and 11 :35 p.m. Sunday, 9:40 p. m.
'ticket offices Corner Fourth avenne and Try
street and Union station.
CHAS. E. FU01I. ' J. JL WOOD,
General Manager. Oen'l Pass'r Agent.
BALTlllOKE AND OHIO KAILKOAD.
Schedule In effect November 10, 1480:
For Washington. U. C, Baltimore, l'hiladcl
phla and New York, 3r00a. m. and 9:20 p. m.
For Cumberland, '8:00 a. m.. tlM. P-,".
For Connellsvlllr. tCMOand 8:00 a. m., tl:0O, J4:0O
and :20 p. m. Eor Unlontown, $8:40, "8:00 a. ra.,
il:0Oind M:0O p. m. For Sit. fleasant, t8!40,
8:00 a. m. and fl:0O and $4:00 p. m. For Wash
ington, Fa., 7:andt9:a. a., 1 :30 1 and
1-JQ p. m. For Wheeling, Z:05, t9:40 a m.. 3:35.
7:30 p.m. For CictinnatI and St. Louis. 7tfja.
m., "7:30 p.m. ForColumhua, "7KI5 a. ra.. "75
p. m. For Newark. VJ&, J9:40 a. m 3:3 7:30
p. m. For Chicago. W and "7:30 n. m.
Trains arrive from New Yorl. riillauelphla.
ijauimorcanu wasuinxron. -v; . u.., - v.
m. From Colnmbus, Cincinnati and Chlrago,
8:3 a. m., 9:uu p.m. From Wnecllng, 'S:
loao s. m., 25:00. ):00p. m.
Through slreplng cara to Baltimore, washing
ton, Cincinnati and Chicago.
Connellavme accommodation at ts: a. m.
jt'lttiburg Transfer Companr will call for
:hecfc baggage from hotels and residences
and rheck huff rara
upon ordeM left at B. o. ticket pmce, corner
Fifth are. and Wood st., or 401 and S39 Smlthfleld1
st. CHAS. O. SCULL,-Oen. fass. Agent. J.T.
O'DELL. General Manager.
TJllTSBUKO AND WESTEltN KA1LWAY
JC Trains (Ct'l Stan dtlmf)
Day Ex., Akron.Toledo, Kane
6:40 a m
7:37 p m
Chicago Express (dallr)
New Castle-A; Clarion Accom.
12:25 p m
II JO a m
4:w p m
5:M p m
7:00 a m
6:30 a m
VIT&- f,lau fsrA tn PtilMiffa. 140 SO. Second Class.
jeje. i'aUaaa Ba d9)ar car to Chicago
December 27. 1889.
ior you as wen as ourselves you;
Si 50 bhoes advertised to-day?
our .Ladies -Shoe rarlor.
- $444444) S
From Pittsburg Union Station.
Trains Run brCsntral Tims.
SOUTHWEST Y STEJI-1'AN HANDLE KODTE.
Leave for Cincinnati and St. Louis, u 1:15 a. m..
d 7:30 a. m.,d9:0OanddllJ5p.m. Dennlson, 2:43
p. m. Chicago, d 1:15 a. m. and 12.05 p. ra.
Wheeling, 'Ju a. m.. 12:05, 6:10 p. m Steuben
Tillc, 5:55a. m. Washington, S:&5. 8-35 a. in.. 1:55,
S-JS, 4:45, 4:55 p.m. Bulger. 10:10 a. m. Burgetts
town, S 11:35 a. m., 5:25 p. re. Mansfield, 7:15,
9:TO. ll.OOa. m.. 1:05, 8:30, d 8.3), 9:50 p. m. Ale
Donalds, d 4 15, d 10:45 p. m.
Tbaixs arrive from the West, d 2:10, d 8:00 a.
-i m 3:u, a i:ao p. m. uenmson, J-.MS.m. stea
I benvllle, 5:03 p. m. Wheeling, 2:10, 8:45 a. m..
3:0a, o:oap. m. jiurgeiuiown. j:ia a. m., o ysu
a. m. Washington. 6:65, 7:50. 8:40, 10:25 a. m.,
2:35. 8:25 p. m. Mansfield, SOS, 8:30, 11:40 a. m.,
12:45, 3:55. 9:10 and S 6:20 p. m. Bulger, 1:40 p. m.
McDonalds, d 6:35 a. m., d 9:00 p. m.
NOrCTHWEST SYSTEM-FT. WAYNE KOLTB.
Leave for Chicago, d 7:25 a. m., d 12:2'. d 1:00, d
4:45, except Saturday 11:20 p m.: Toledo. 7:25 a.
mtv d 12:20. d 1:0Q, and exrept Saturday 11 :20 p.m.:
Crestllne.5:4. a.m., Cleveland. :10 a m. :12:45 d 11:05
p. m.. and 7:23 a. m., via 1., Ft-W.CKy.:New
Castle and Yonngstown. 7:05 a.m.. 12:20, 3:45 p.
m :Youngstown and Nlles. d 12:20 p. m.:Meaa
vlile, Erie and Ashtabula. 7:05 a. m.. 120 p. m.;
Nlles and Jamestown. 3:45 p. m.; Masslllon. 4:10
p.m.; uneeiing ana jseuaire, o:iu a. m.. iz:45w
a:4upin.: jeavrr jbii9, -:wv
Beavrr Falls. 4:00.
K6 p. m.; Bearer
Falls S 8:20 a. m.: Leetsdale. 5:30 a. m.
DiPAJtT fkom ALLKGniNT Rochester, 6:30 a.
m.; Beaver Falls, 8:15. 1110 a. m.: Enon, 3:00 p.
' m.: Leetsdale, 5:00, 9:00, 10.-00, 11:45a. m.:IU5. 2:ja
40, 4:45. S:3D. 6:15, 7:30, 9:00 p. m.: Conway, 10:30
p.m.; Fair Oaks S 11:40 a.m.: Beaver Falls, 3
1:30 p. m. Leetsdale. S 3:30 p. m.
Tkaixs aueive Union station from Chicago. ex
cept 5Ionday. 1:50, d 6.-O0, d 6:13 a. m., d 5:55 and
dC.-50p.rn.: Toledo, except Monday, 1:50. d8:Ua.
m., 5:55 and 8:50 p. .: Crestline, 2:10 p. m.;
Youngstown and New Castle, 9:10a. m.. 1:23, 60,
10:15 p.m.; Nlles and Youngstown, 4 8:50p.m.:
Cleveland, d5!50 a. m., 2.-25, 7-00 p. m.; Wheeling
and llellalre, 9:00a. in.. 25, 7:CO p m.t Erie and
Ashtabula, 1:25. 10:15 p. in.: Masslllon; 10:00 a.m. :
Nilej and Jamestown. 9:!0 a. m.; Beaver Falls.
7:30a. m., 1:10 p. m.; Beaver Falls, S 8:25 p. m.;
Leetsdale, 10:40 p. m.
ABBITX allioiiint. from Enon, 8.00 a. m.;
7.10 a.m.. 5.20 p. m.: Leetsdale. 4.30. 5.3X6.1.5.
8.50, 7.4) a. m.. 13.00, 12.45, 1.45, 3.33, 4.30. 8.30, 9.00
p.m.; Fair Oaks. S 8.55 a. m.: Beaver Falls. S
li du p. m.
Leetsdale, 3 8.03 p. si.; Hearer Fall,
S 8. 15 p. m,
d. dallr: S. Sunday onlv
other trains, except
-rrrrsnUKO and lake keie kailuoau
4 X- CUiU'ANY. Schedule In effect November 17.
vnsi. central ume. uirasr-jror Cleveland.
5:C0,a:0a. ra.. '1:35. '4.-2U. 1:33 p. m. For Cin
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis. 5K a. ra.. '1:33,
90 p.m. For Buffalo. 8:00 a. m.. 4:20, 90p.
m. For Salamanca, "3:00 a. m., 4a p. m. For
Youngstown and Newcastle, 5:00, i-M. W:I5 a.
ra., 100, 4:20. 90 p. m. For Beaver Falls.
liti. 7a0,8:00, M:lS a. m., 1:85.30, '40, 8:20.
9Jup.ro. For Cbartlers. Ssoo, 55:33 a. mT. 5:35.
65.7:15.70. 8:05. 8:3a 8:50,10:lJ,a.ia.,12.-05.12:2
112:45, 1:40, 3:30. 30, 140, SaS, S: 'fM, '10:30
Aunrvi From Cleveland, 1-S& a. m.. VX-JSL.
5:40. "7:155 n. m. From Cincinnati. Chlntro nrf.
St. I.on!s. 'H:3, 'JOS p.m. From Buffalo. 8:38)'
a. m.. iz:3u. iu p. m. x rem saiamanca, 120,x
75 ti. m. From Yonnsrstown and "Na w Cnmim.x
BS5. 9:20 a.m., '12:31, 5:40. 1& 10 p.m. FrofaB
Beaver Falls, 5:23, 'tZS, 7a t:2i a. m., '120,3
P.. C. &Y. trains for Mansfield. 8 J) a.m., ijo,
55 p.m. ForEsaenandBeechmont, 8:30 a-m.,-.
1:30 n.m. ,
F,. C. & Y. trains from Mansfield, Essen andfci
Beechmont, 7:08 a. m., 11:59 a. m. f-"Vm
f., McK.iY. k. K.-DzPAT-ror KenrHSI
yen, 5:30 a. m.( "jaup. m. For West New toa,H
150. S:ao a. m.. 3:30. 5:20 n. m. -IjJ
ABBm From New Haven, t3:I0 a. bu, "Siljl
p. m. From. West Newton, 6:15, :20 a. m., lOSM
a ia f. ui. i
For McKeesport, Elizabeth. Monongahela CI
nnd Belle Vernon, 6:30. l:30, 11:13 a. ta.. J33(V
Front. Belle Vernon, Monongahela Cltr.
betb and McKeesport, 7:45 a. m., 19:20, n:30
Dallr. fSnndav onlr.
late on Sunday. I Will run two hours late oa
twill ran oafhor
City Ticket Oflce, G33 Smlthfleld StretV
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