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Over the Unexpected Devel
opments So Far in the
loewe Gnn Scandal,
AHLWABDT TO THE FEONT,
With Stoecker and His Colleagues
Close at Bis Heels.
Three Things That Led Up to the Re
vival Popular Sympathy With the
Prisoner Throughout His Trial Ir
regularities In the Manufacture of
the Loewe Guns Admitted by Dres
cher Soldiers Tampered With the
Weapons on Account of Their Hatred
of Hebrews The Severest Tests at
Spandau The Conservative Confer
ence an Uproarious Gathering.
by cable to thk dispatch.1
Berlin, Dec. 1L Copyright. Jew
baitiDg and hating are again the order of
the day in Germany. Ahlwardt, Stoecker
and the Krcuz ZciXvng have com again to
the front amid popular enthusiasm, which
goes to show that they will stay there.
The first element in this revival is the
overwhelming victory of Ahlwardt in the
Parliamentary election in Arnswalde
Friedeberg; the second the revelations at
Ahlwaidt's trial of the exceptionally de
fective work done by the Hebrew gun
makers, the Loewes, in the manufacture of
425,000 small-caliber rifles for the German
army; the third the positive anti-Semitic
declaration of the Conservative party con
ference. The results of the election, the trial and
the conference are the sole topics of con
versation in the lobbies of the Landtag and
Beichstag, and have partially excluded
discussions of the military and tax bills
from the columns or the city prest There
is no doubt that in all tbree instances the
anti-Semitics have developed far greater
strength than hat been attributed to them
in recent years.
rut Lie Attempts to Hake Explanations.
Attempts to explain away the moral les
sons of Ahlwardt's election are futile. The
whole Ahlwardt campaign was made on
the issue of the candidate's record as a Jew
baiter. The meetings were crowded with
people of all classes, and the indorsement
of the aqti-Semitic tirades ot the speakers
was unanimous and enthusiastic. These
speeches were quoted by the Conservative
press without more than a suggestion of
condemnation. The trial ot Ahlwardt was,
moreover, conducted in such a manner as
to ian the flame.
The uuti-Seinyic newspapers do not hesi
tate to say that tne ex-Rector was the victim
ot official and Jewish conspiracies to sup
press tne lads. ue just but injudicious
behavior in the court in giving Ahlwardt's
attorney a chance to make & scene and de
clare that he had not had fair play made a
very painful impression everywhere, and
has been exploited for all it is worth by the
The official search of Ahlwardt's room,
although revealing presumptive evidence
that he wily ex-Hector had dosed himself
sick to prolong the trial, savored too much
of persecution to please even the fair
minded opponents of the anti-Semitic
Popular Sympathy 'WltU the Prisoner.
Throughout the trial popular sympathy
with the prisoner was shown both inside
and outside the Court House. Every point
made for him was received with demonstra
tions of approval Sometimes the audience
broke into cheers which could be suppressed
only by the expulsion ot the principal of
fenders. The unprejudiced listener or the reader
of the unvarnished newspaper reports could
come only to the one conclusion, that the
exposure" of Ahlnardt's quackery was com
plete, for he did not produce an iota of evi
dence to prove the existence of a conspiracy
between the Loewes and army officers to
defraud the Government, for the tact that
the Loewe rifles were defective, although
grist for the anti-bemitic mill, was quite
beside his pace. '
Nevertheless, the common people are
convinced that the conviction was due only
to the prejudice and harshness ot the Court.
In summing up on Friday, Dr. Drescher,
the public prosecutor, admitted there had
been certain irregularities in the Loewe gun
shops, but such irregularities, he said,
were unavoidable in a great factory.
Proceedings with his optimistic defense
of the Loewes,Drescher pointed to the "un
biased declaration of military specialists of
the highest honor" that these irregulari
ties affected in no way the excellent quali
ties ot the rifles supplied by the firm.
.Not Always the Loewe Guns to Blame.
Army reports proved, he said, that in all
cases ot injury to soldiers from the bursting
of rifles, the "detects have been traced to
other makers than the Loewes. It was
difficult to find a better record among
German gun-makers than that made by the
Locues, for in all tests throughout the
army only eight Loewe rifles had failed en
tirely, and only 13 had required repairing.
Tlio defects of these Tt, moreover, had been
trivial, aud such as military maneuvers
were expected to disclose.
The documents produced by Ahlwardt had
been stolen from .the official records, and
had been bought by Ahlwardt or his agents
as a pig in a poke. Far from helping him,
these documents had shown that the failure
of .Loewe rifles had been much less numer
ous than the failures of rifles of other manu
facture at army maneuvers. The documents
proved more, however. They proved that
Ahlwardt's pernicious pamphlet, "Jewish
Guns," hatt stirred up an agitation which
had spread to the soldiers of the Landwehr.
and had led them, for the purpose of lend
ing eoler to the pamphlets infamous
charges, to tamper with the Loewe rifles
placed in their hands.
Thus the examination of the 500 Loewe
guns said to bavc proved unserviceable at
the Wesel maneuver had shown that they
had been injured with deliberation. Some
had been beaten clumsily with hammers or
stones, others had been rendered useless by
throwing the cartridge chambers out of
rear. How far the contagion had spread
in the army remained to be" seen.
Tests That Proved the Guns.
In Spaudau the War Department had
been conducting the severest tests of the
Loewe rifles, and among no fewer than
5,000 had not found a single radical fault.
Testing experts had reported that the Loewo
rifles were equal in every respect to those
made in the royal factory. The trial had
shown not only that Ahlwardt had injured
German trade in firearms, but also had un
dermined the discipline of the army. There
fore a severe punishment is necessary.
Dreseher's address is regarded as a fairly
successful exculpation of the Loewes, but is
taken with a large grain of salt on account
of the stringent need felt by the Govern
ment for making out a strong denial that
the army equipment showed any serious de
fects. Ahlwardt's reply did not deal with any
of the important points of the prosecution,
although it occupied a lull hour ol the
court's time. He said much about the un
scrupulousness of Hebrews aud the injury
they were to modern civilization, but ig
nored the expert testimony, of army officers
as, well as the specific charges of the public
The Judges were expected to return with
their decision within 10 or IS minutes.
They remained in consultation, however,
for "six hours, daring which the wildest
rumors as to acquittal or a long term of im
prisonment became current. The light
ness of the sentence but five months' im
prisonment for insult, instead of libel
was a general surprise.
The Antl-Semltlcs Very Jubilant.
The anti-Semitics are jubilant, and al
ready announce that the ex-rector will ap
peal to a higher court. As he is in debt
and has hardlv a 20-mark piece that he can
call his own, ft is evident that wealthy anti
Semitics are coming to his assistance for
the purpose of feeding popular feeling
against the Hebrews.
The Conservative conference which
crowned the anti-Semitic agitators with its
indorsement was au uproarious gathering.
Throughout its session a crowd of anti
Semitics of the Christian Social contingent
carried everything br storm, cheering
wildly everv outbreak against the He
brews and bowline down every speaker
who suggested a modification of the anti
Semitic portion of the party programme.
This programme, moreover, had been de
cided upon previously in a committee
packed with men of the Parson Stoecker
stripe. As all the more liberal members of
the partv had been excluded from this com
mittee they absented, themselves, with one
or two exceptions, from the conference.
The Knlturkampf Now Impossible.
Baron ManteufTel presided. He made a
powerful speech against the influence of
Hebrensin Germany's national life, and
expressed the belief that the Conservatives
conld induce the Clericals, with tnelr lira
Imperial Deputies, to join them in the anti
Semitic movement Part of his speech on
this point was as follows:
In these days a revival of the Eultar
kampf 19 impossible Wo must live In peace
with our ltoman Catholic lellow-cttizens,
most of wli on arexnod Conservatives In
principle, and together with the Clericals
and Conservatives, must maintain a firm
attitude against the Hebrews and tha Social
Democrat?. The only vigorous denunciation of the
anti-Semitic policy was made bv Herr
rtlumenlhal, who ignored Herr Von Hell
dorfl's request that he should absent him
self from the conference as he preferred to
warn the party against the dangers of its
present course. He denounced Ahlwardt
as a conscienceless and irresponsible dema
gogue, and as a type of the Jew-oaiters who
were using the Conservative party merely
as a means to their own ends.
These truths were unpalatable to the
audience, who protested so loudly that the
speaker was obliged to shout with all his
power of lungs to make himself heard.
The Social-Democratic Movement.
After disposing of the anti-Semitic ques
tion the conference discussed the Social
Democratic movement The majority were
at first inclined to handle the Socialists
without gloves, but the sentiment ot the
conference was changed by a protest from
Parson Stoecker. The Anarchists had no
claim to consideration, he said, but it would
be a grave mistake to class Anarchists and
Social-Democrats together. Anarchy was a
mere fungus growth on Social-Democracy,
Large numbers of Social-Democrats were as
devotedly attached to Crown and Father
land as were the Conservatives. The Social
Democrats should not be treated as outcasts,
but as men who had strayed from true po
litical principles. Christian love and fore
bearance should be brought to bear upon
them, that they might be brought back to
the fold whence they had strayed. This
appeal led to the expunging of the objec
tionable anti-Socialist paragraph from the
A PUBLISHERS' TRUST.
Chicagoans and an Akron Firm to Control
Chicago, Dec. 1L A local paper an
nounced this morning the formation of a
trust which aimed to control the publica
tion of subscription books. The origina
tors declare that the movement is not a
trust, but simply a consolidation of four
houses, representing different branches of
the printing and publishing business, of the
Intention of forming the largest complete
printing and publishing house in the world.
Tho company which made application
yesterday for license to incorporate will be
called the "Werner Company. It will em
brace B. S. Peale & Co., of Chicago, who
absorbed tbc business of Belford, Clarke &
Co.; tha Werner Printing and Lithograph
ing Company, of Akron, O., and the Web
ster Dictionary Publishing Company. It
was said that Band, McHally & Co. were
to join the combine, but this is positively
denied by Mr. McNally. The incorporators
of the company, which will have a capital
of 53,500,000, are Paul E. Werner, Richard
a Peale, Alexander Belford, B. H.
Kocberesperger and J. T. Edson. The
officers and directors will be chosen in a
few days, and the company expects to be
gin business Jauuary 1.
WOELD'S FAIB DEDICATION.
It Cost Chicago Over 8300,000 and Is Not
All Paid Yet.
Chicago, Dec. 1L The Committee on
Ceremonies at the dedication of the World's
Fair buildings will meet to-morrow to fig
ure np the dedication expenses. The report
will show that 5183,868 22 has been paid
ont, and that about 535,000 is still to be
The expenses footed up as follows: Sand
wich lunch served on the Exposition
grounds, 515,000; feeding State and Govern
ment troops, 523,159; carriage hire for the
guests of tne week, 512,000; fireworks, 525,
000; music, 523,143 80; hotels for guests, 53,
099 34; printing invitations, 510,000; post
age. 54,000; Miss Monroe's ode, 51,000; seat
ing arrangements, 51,000; preparing floats
which were not used, 590,000; the balance
made up ot incidentals. The cost of the
work done by the men on the grounds in
arranging the buildines is not in the esti
mate, but it is put at between 540,000 and
LAYIHG OUT BEBEL LINES.
A Congressional Committee Going
the Field at Gettysburg.
Getttsbubg, Dec. 11. Special Five
members ot the Military Affairs Committee
of the House, accompanied by Colonel J,
B. Bacbelder and General McNulty, ar
rived here last night. Tney are General
Joe Wheeler, the dashing Confederate
cavalryman; Colonel Oscar Lanham, of
Bhode Island; Hon. Charles E. Gorman, of
Michigan; Hon. Charles E Belknap, of
Michigan, and ex-Governor Hull, of Iowa.
To-day they drove over the battlefield,
with the purpose of inspecting the ground
covered by the Confederate army. There
is a bill before the committee appropriating
money to mart the rebel lines and construct
avenues over Seminary Ridge. Hence this
Striking Miners He turn to Work.
Wilkesbarke, Pa., Dec. 1L The
miners employed in the Aurora Colliery at
Laflin, who went on a strike Friday, com
plaining of too much dockage for dirty coal,
held a meeting yesterday in the woods
above the works and discussed their griev
ances. On learning that Charles Parrish,
tne operator, desired to treat with them
fairly, they agreed to return to work to
Martin Burke's Funeral.
CniCAGO, Dec. 1L The funeral of,
Martin Burke, who died in Joliet Peni
tentiary while serving a life sentence for
the murder ot Dr. Cronin, took place tbls
afternoon. There was not a large attend
ance. The interment was in Mt Oliver
Cemetery, 18 miles from the city.
BUTLER'S SPIRIT MAD.
It Smashes Men Bight and Left Who
Sleep on a Certain Bed.
KECKSBDEG'S HEALTHY GHOST
Ii Old-Fashioned and 1'oea Not Want
A DISAPPOINTED FARMER'S CURSES
rsrxcuT, telegram to the dispatch;.
Geeensbuko, Pa., Dec. 1L The wise
materialists who insist that all so-called
supernatural phenomena are traceable to
pnrely natural causes can acquire a valua
ble farm property at a merely nominal
figure and at the same time solve a mys
tery that is baffling scores of hard-headed in
vestigators by laying out the ghost in a farm
house in Kecksburg, near this city.
For some weeks past night watches num
bering from tbree to ten men have tackled
the "spook," and several of them have
been taken out of the bedroom, where the
demonstrations are made, in an unconscious
condition. In one instance tnere were
grave fears that one of the investigators
would not recover from his experience with
some agency that is master of the situation.
And, unlike the average ghost Btory, the
actors in this one have the cheerful habit of
living in the place where the ghost does
business, and their names are given in con
nection with their statements.
Scene of the Manifestations.
The scene of these mysterious manifesta
tions is an old stone farmhouse on one of
the good farms in ML Pleasant township.
So long as the old building was left intact
the snirits made no trouble for the occu
pants, but an attempt made this fall to re
model the building resulted in the demons
trations that are now the talk of the country-side.
An investigation of the matter by The
Dispatch correspondent discovers the
facts that the farm was sold on a mortgage
foreclosure in the panic of 1857, the forced
sale breaking and ruining David Banler,
the farm, on which only a small balance re
mained to be paid, representing the savings
of nearly 20 years. Banler was about to
marrv when the Sheriff pinched him, and
although be wade a gallant effort to retrieve
his fortunes, and his betrothed died
while be was at it, he failed to
get another start, and after living in
poverty around the rivers at Pittsburg, he
drifted' into West Virginia and died in utter
destitution. When he was driven off the
farm he raved about the ill fortune that had
befallen him, and swore he would haunt the
man or -woman wb6 tried to alter the condi
tion of things on the farm if he died before
he got it back. The poor fellow and his
story had been forgotten many years in
that section, when William Newell bought
the place a few years ago. He prospered
on it. and this fall he let a contract to re
build the old house in part
The Spook Too Much for Them.
Henry Bacon undertook the work of
tearing out the wall ot one end of the
house, boarding with the Kewells while he
was so employed. The first night Bacon
slept in the house in an upper room he was
awakened by the sound of hammerings on
the bed in which he slept A sleepless
night for himself and Newell, and the mpst
searching investigation about the inside
and outside of the house, failed to ex
plain the strange noises, which ceased
at davbreak. That day Bacon went
on with his work, and at night other
members of the Newell family, treating
the whole business as a joke, made a "lark"
of laying tor the ghost- He resumed busi
ness shortly after dark, and when Bacon got
in the bed on which the pounding was be
ing done", the bedclothing was stripped off
and flung on the floor. That particular
party watched no more, and uacon went to
bed in another part oT the house and was
undisturbed. Much against the desires of
the Newell family the story got out, and
skeptical friends began to besiege them
with applications to sleep in the "ghost
On Friday night a week ago Fremont
Dell, Sherman Freeman and Henry Bacon
held the fort in the haunted house. The
men went to bed together, in the midst of
a vociferous racket about the bedroom, but
the bedding was torn off the bed, and they
dressed hurriedly. Then two ot them re
mained up in the lighted room, while Free
man got in the bed, and his companions
wrapped him in the bedclothing in such a
way, as they expressed it, that the devil
couldn't get him out of it
But, swathed as he was, he was flung to
the floor with a shock that made the win
dons rattle, and his comrades picked him
up senseless. Then they left the ghost to
pound the bedstead as much as he liked,
and it was a long time before Freeman
could be awakened.
Work of an Invisible Power.
Since then Marion Wilson, Lyman Gant,
H. B. Johnson and Dr. Wilson, of Kecks
burg, have tried to sleep in the room in
question. The men fixed Gant in the bed
so that the invisible power tore the bed
clothing into shreds. This demonstration ot
force frightened the party terribly, par
ticularly Gant, who fainted under rough
usage. All the last week these spook
seeking parties have been visiting the
Newell place, and all of them have found
what they went after. Aside from the noisy
hammerings all over the frame of the bed,
and the tearing of the bedclothing and the
violent ejectment of anyone who attempted
to sleep in that particular bed, or room,
there are no disturbances.
Mr. Newell is an intelligent, success
ful Westmoreland county farmer, as far
from anv belief in the many ''isms" that
attempt to explain such things as can be
imagined. He simply says the facts are
as stated, and the proof is offered,
within reasonable limits, to all who
doubt these declarations. It is alleged,
bv a local official, that Banler was living in
West Virginia until the past fall, and that
the news ot ins death, received by relatives,
show that he died on the day that the con
tractor began the work of tearing down the
old stone house. Up to last night fully 50 of
the curious and skeptical people of Kecks
burg and vicinity have made personal in
vestigations of these disturbances at the
Newell place, and the solution is yet to be
found. Mr. Frank Crise, a township official,
and other reputable and trustworthy people
will vouch for the facts as stated.
ALL FOE A B005IEB.
Thomas CaHn Gets Into a Fight, Is Ar
rested aud Pays a Heavy Fine.
While searching for astray rooster Satur
day night Thomas Caslin became involved
in a fight which led to his arrest During
the search Caslin somehow wandered into
the chicken coop of Frank Hume on Penn
avenue. Just as Caslin crawled into the
coop Hume entered a coal shed just along
side. Hearing the racket among the chickens
Hume investigated, and finding a supposed
thief a fight ensued, in which Caslin was
badly beaten. The police iuteriered, and
both men were arrested. Yesterday before
Magistrate Hyndmsu Hume was discharged
and Caslin paid a fine of 525 and costs.
Make a note of it Twonty-flve cents buy
tho best liniment out, Salvation Oil.
An Unheard of Offer.
One hundred And fifty dollar pneumatic
tire bicycle for $23 cash, balance small
monthly payments. Pittsburg Cycle Com
pany, 13 Wood street.
Hake haste to tbe Louvre and select your
Christmas gloves and umbrellas while tne
assortment is complete. Largest stock, low
est price. 21 blxtb street, directly oppo
site Bijou Tlicaler.
WHEN PEOPLE DESIEE
A good room they invariably read the To Let
I Boom Columns of THE DISPATCH.
-DISPATCH, - MONDAY,
Senator Washburn Confident That His
Measure Will Pass the Senate.
Washington, Dec. 1L Special
Senator Washburn fully expects that the
anti-option bill which bears his name in
the, Senate and the name of Hatch in the
House will come up for consideration to
morrow, and that it will pass the Senate
after a few days' discussion. Possibly no
measure was ever introduced in Congress
since the first Congress was held which is
of a closer personal interest to so many peo
ple, or at least to the speculative element
of the people, which in these days includes
nearly everybody, and the closing days of
its discussion will therefore be watched
with intense Interest in every nook aud
corner of the land.
The bill was introduced in the House
last April, passed that body by a great ma
jority after a remarkably brief discussion
early in June, ana was amended ana ais
cussed in the Senate from the time of its
reception there until the session was nearly
at an end, when it was postponed until the
first Mondav in December. While the
amendment of the Senate is Imposing in
appearance, it really does no more than
make plain the difference between gambling
or speculative options and legitimate sales
of "futures." The amendment clearly e:$
cepts the' latter class of futures and options,
and thus silences the objection of those
who Mserted that tbe Hatch bill would pro
hibit tho sale of an article by its actual
owner for future delivery. '
BEABS IN WEST VIEOINIA,
Hunting; Turtles Organized and Some Nlm
Parkebsburg, W. Va., Dec. 1L
Special A bear hunt on a big scale has
been organized in this section by a party
who will leave for the interior to-morrow.
In Jackson county the animals have ap
peared in numbers that are unknown to the
present generation, and the losses of live
stock have been considerable.
Yesterday a hunting nartv in that county
tracked an enormous black bear through the
mountains and drove him to earth in a cave.
Four men followed the animal into the cave
a distance of 50 yards, finding it full of the
bones of small stock and a stench that was
nauseating. They were obliged to rush
into the open air to avoid suffocation. Two
men who were nut to get this particular
animal have been missing for tbree weeks,
and the party will make the search tor
these men a part ot the expedition.
IWO VESSELS WBECKED,
Went Ashore Near Harwich Their Crews
Lost Gallant Live Savers.
London, Dec 1L The British steam
ship Dilsberg, Captain Davis, was wrecked
off Long Baud, near Harwich, last night
His rocket signals were responded to by a
Harwich lifeboat When the life savers
reacb'ed the scene of the wreck they found
the vessel split in two and partly embedded
in the sand. They were unable to board
her until nigh tide at daybreak, when they
found a seaman drowned below deck. The
others of tbe crew were missing and are
supposed to bave perished, as lragmenta of
boats were found hanging to the davits.
It is reported that a schooner was wrecked
in the sands in the vicinity of the wreck ot
the Dilsberg, and that her crew is missing.
A Secret Commission Working on the
Bering Sea Arbitration Case.
San Feancisco, Dec. 1L A secret seal
ing commission has been gathering evidence
to be used for the Canadian and English
side ot the Bering sea controversy. Tbe
commission consisted of Messrs. Sherwood
and McPherson, who were appointed by the
Premier of Canada. They hove coileoted
evidence from a large number of men en
gaged in seal poaching as well as in legiti
mate sealing. They lett yesterday.
WE PUT ON SALE AT THE LOSS TO
A CHINESE IMPORTER
These are identical with those you have pur
chased all season at $2.50. This sale price $1.45.
White Fur Rugs,
We got a bargain to offer you and know you
will appreciate it, and take advantage of this
Chinese importer's loss.
Also, all our entire line of Black Rugs and all
fancy combinations. Also, Smyrna, Dagonet,
Turkish ,and-Indian Rugs.
T. M. LATIMER,
DECEMBER 12, 1892.
BLESSED THE BELLS.
An Interesting Ceremony at the St. Adal
bert's Church on the Sonthslde A Num
ber of Priests Assist in tho Services A
Large Crowd Attended.
The ceremony of blessing the bells at the
St Adelbert Church on South Fifteenth
street yesterday excited not a little interest
among the members, so that the church was
paoked long before tbe time for the cere
monies to begin. All the Catholic societies
on that side of the river turned out for the
occasion, many of them being in full uni
form. A company of the Knights of St.
George acted as an escort to the priests
from the parsonage to the church.
The ceremony lasted for almost two hours,
and was absorbingly interesting to the
large audience. The services were con
ducted by Bev. Father Miskiewicz, who
has charge of the church. The bells were
blessed by the Bight Beverend Father
Wall, Vicar General of the Pittsburg dio
cese, insisted hv Rev. Fathers Boniface.
I Gallagher, Bernard, May, Schraum, O'Con-
nell and Pluzlnski. The ceremony was
simple, consisting for the most part of the
blessing and benediction.
The bells were five in number. They
were placed in front of the altar and were
tastefully decorated. The largest, which
weighed 3,175 pounds, had been presented
by Father Miskiewicz, and was named St
Ladislaus. The others, in the order of
their size, were named respectively, St
Adelbert, St Antonius, St Joseph, and
St Casimer. The bells were made in
Baltimore, and had just been brought here.
The various Catholic societies of the church
had donated them.
PLEASURES CUT SHOBT.
A Happy Visit to the Old Homestead Ends
James McCaulley died yesterday morn
ing at his mother's home at Turtle Creek.
He was a brother of the assistant yard roas
ter at the Edgar Thomson Steel Works.
Friday night tbe two started to walk from
Turtle Creek to the works. When passing
through Port Perry Mr. McCaulley fell
over an embankment, receiving injuries
which caused bis death.
Mr. McCaulley was the first passenger
conductor on the Lake Erie Road. He was
in the big Homewood wreck six years azo
and was badly injured. After recovering
be went to Seattle, where he engaged in the
real estate business. He was prosperous
and grew very wealthy. This was his first
visit home and he came to spend the holi
days with his mother at the old home
stead. ATTACKED BY FOOTPADS.
Stephen Burke Is Badly Beaten, bnt Will
While on his way home from work Satur
day night Stephen Burke, a watchman on
the Pittsburg and Lake Erie road at Fslls
ton, was attacked and badly beaten by foot
pads. On Saturday Burke received his
month's pay from the railroad company,and
it is thought that his assailants were cogni
zant of this.
The victim had previously taken his
money home and tbe robbers secured little
if anything. Burke was afterward picked
up in an insensible condition and removed
to the Allegheny General Hospital. He is
now on a fair way to recovery.
Christmas Cards, Etc., at Fifty Cents on
Being crowded for room we have decided
to close our Christmas cards and booklets,
novelties, sachets, etc., at one-half what
they were bought to sell at Open every
Jos. EicnuAuu & Co., 18 firth avenue.
Japanese Fire Screens,
New importation; cloth screens embroid
ered In gold on black back ground, beauti
ful effect, will go this week at $5 each, regu
lar price elsewhere $10. See them at 3.W.
Glove's, Fifth, avenue.
Pkefkct action nna-perreet health result
rom tbe use of Do Witt's Little Early Alsors.
A perfect little pill. Very small; very sura
0 LI DAY
We have spared no effort to make our collection of HOLI
DAY SLIPPERS the finest by far of any that has ever been
displayed in this city. 'Tis generally conceded that our famou3
SHOE PARLORS are the home of excellent and unapproach
It takes low prices these days to fill a store. Ours ha3
been filled to overflowing all along.
IT'LL PAY YOU TO
$1 and $1.25 for best Serge
$1.40 for finest quality Glazed
Dongola, one strap.
$1.50 for extra quality Plush
$2.25 for Superior Red Goat Grecian.
$3.00 for Black Suede Tasca.
Best quality Imitation Lizard, Everett and Opera styles,
all colors $1.25
Maroon Goat; Opera, Chamois lined. . ... $1-25 and $2
Extra grade Morocco Calf, Opera style, $1.75 and $2
Genuine Alligator, VERY FINEST QUALITY $2.65
I A BIG DRIVE. T
Just received: 50 cases Men's Fine Satin Oil Calf Shoes,
lace and Congress style; will be sold this week at the un
equaled price of
They won't last long at
ON'T know of another
is touched by our Matchless Made-to-Measure Suits -
$20. You needn t go higher for an Every-Day tfusi
Suit Of course $25 to $35 is worth every additional
'dollar. In addition we have added Ready-to-put-on Overcoats.
Look over the city you'll find none like ours, from $15 to $45.
Handsome Storm Coats.
HOTEL ANDERSON BLOCK,
THIS INK IS MANUFACTURED
J. HARPER BONNELL CO.,
Fine Kid Opera. ...
Best quality Beaver.
Bouclair Slippers, Black
ana Cardinal. $1. 00
Best Glazed Dongola, -opera
$1 and $1.25
Extra quality quilted. . .$1.25
Velvet Embrpidered, Everett
and Opera styles, 65c, $1
m t -i . an . -k 1
imitation ungator, wpera ana
.cverett sivics, cdjl.
this figure, so come quick.
purchase of $3
or over in our Shoe Depart
ment, a beautiful imported
China "After Dinner" Cup and
Saucer. No two alike; all
such store. The popular pulse
IN THE END.