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Santa Clans Pays a Success
ful Visit to the Home
BABES BY THE THOUSAND
.Assemble to Inspect the Glories of
a Mammoth Christmas Tree.
AFFECTING SCENES IN THE HALL.
Mitribntion of thota and Clcthinr Post
poned Until 1" on day.
THE PEOPLE WHO M1DE IT POSSIBLE.
A merry Chnstmis at Homestead. One
bright ray of sunlight cUncinc across the
bleak snowy hills to illnmine and cheer a
people that have known little but trouble
for over five weary months.
Every preparation had been made to see
that The DisrATCn Jund for these chil
dren would be distributed properly, and go
THE CHABGE OP THE
just where the generous donors most de
sired. That this was done is shown by the
results. Fully 2,400 children were present
at the grand jubilee, and each went home
hugging closely some long-wished-for
article of amusement, of instruction, or of
Probably no such remarkable gathering
was ever known, at least in this district,
and the success of the affair was due just as
much to the well-behtTed little ones as it
was to the several kind-hearted lady school
teachers and gentlemen present
Boand to Be There on TJmo ,
The hour for distribution "iatTbeen ad"
Tertised as 3 o'clock, but fully an hour be
fore that the doors of Eintracht Hall were
besieged by scores of little oner who were
chattering excitedly with anticipation, and
probably cold, until their blue noses ap
pealed to the doorkeepers, who allowed
A. Small Applicant.
them to enter the great halL Then they
began coming from all directions. Lots
came tumbling over the hills from Jlnn
hall, from the Hollow, from the outer and
inner circles of the town, from across the
river, the railroads, the streets and com
mons, until it seemed the hall would never
hold the. hurrying, anxious hundreds of
children, eager to get from Santa Claua
what they had asked for in letters or per
At 3 o'clock the opposing forces were
drawn up in line. On the one side, behind
a perfect battlement of books, sleds, dolls,
candy, sh es, clothing, tool chests, pictures,
child's dishes, airguns, fancy goods, goods
of necessity, and goods of choice, goods to
eat, drink and wear, goods for the babe, for
the child, and nerhaps a neat warm scarf or
bonnet for rnamma.behind all these stood the
distributors awaiting the attack from over
3,000 children. Those having the distribu
tion in "hand were Prof. Kendal, of the
Homestead schools, assisted by his warm
hearted teachers, Hiss Izenour, the Misses
Bailey, Mies Critchlow. Miss Irwin and
Miss Atkinson, who in turn were assisted
by The Dispatch commissioners.
Animated by the Christmas Tree.
A row of policemen stood between the
two forces, and what a scene was presented
by the children who were held back by
theml There was little noiso at first, but
the Christmas tree was too much for the
children in front, and the rush line gradu
ally edged nearer and nearer the coveted
tree, and bcantif nl and useful presents soon
to be theirs. In that vast crowd of
children, with all their excitement and
pushing, not one was hurt during the entire
tlistribution. There were mere babies there
that had only learned to toddle since "nana
qnit work," yet they held bravely to their J
pl?ce, o race i ut au eiuer sisicr or orutner,
' until they were given what they most
Shortly after the hour announced for dis
tribution, a shrill boyish cheer arose from
the doorway, and John F. Cox, dressed to
perfection and making a roguish and jolly
looking Santa Claus pushed through the
crowd to the Christmas tree.
Then the fnu and the tronble commenced.
It was at first intended to give away the
most valuable presents by name, and the
several hundred pairs of shoes, and the best
clnthin; were marked with the names of the
children for whom they were intended.
The crowd was to vast, however, that sys
tem was impossible. All those behind
wanted to be in front, and alt those in front
wanted to be a little more so, and the press
became so great that the entire disbursing
party was brdilv driven up on the stagJ in
the rear of the halL
l'-easlng All tlie Little Ones.
Then it was that system was abandoned,
and o-ders came that each should cive out
what na Wst suite-l to the little recipient,
while the police were to hurry those who
had received one of the halt, in order to
I Ihey Had Seat Fanta Claiu.
make room for the hundreds crowding be
hind. "What a time lollowed will never bo
forgotten. As tlie ladies present knew most
of the children, and pere acquainted with
the most reedy and deserving, almost the
entire work derolved upon them, and they
nobly stood their ground to the last.
"Misses pleathe gimme a doll," said a
five-year-old, reaching up a pair of pleading
"Whv, bnt von're a bor."
"Yetn, but" my sister's a cirL" Miss
Izenonr collapsed at this incontrovertible
statement and promptly produced the dolL
"Well, what do you nant?" was asked a
thin, pale little fellow, whose first wish
should have been for a Equate vital.
"I wants a sled an' a gnn, an' a bank an'
a bell an' a elefunt," was the amazing re
sponse, delirered with the rapidity of light
ning, that showed the little man's mind had
conned over and over azain what was most
dear to hts troubled heart. He was pacified
with what he could carry, and trotted off,
promising to be back lor the balance.
ho Wanted a Baby Doll.
Another little applicant came trp and in
answer to a question said some'.hing that
sounded for all the world like the Arabian
"Sav that again and sav it slow," said
Me. Kendal, who was -professor in 17 lan
guagesone at a time but not all com
bined. The infant repeated her request slowly
and distinctly, and this time it soundel tha
same, only worse.
"I give it up," said the professor, and
making a, guess at it gave the child a bundle
of clothing, a package of candy and a beau
tiful picture book. Still she stood there
stolidly, her pale gray eyes filling with
tears as she once more propounded her
conundrum, this time in a voice broken
"What is the matter dear?" asked one of
the pleasant voiced lady teachers hurrying
over to the scene.
Again was the rjlaintive incomurehen-
sible request made, and a woman s heart
interpreted whit all the learning in the
building could not fathom. There was a
dash made for some mysterious packages,
and the lady returned, handing an elongated
object with flufly hair ta the child. A broad
smile of delight crossed her tear-stained
face, and the unintelligible little foreigner
hurried out of the hall clasping close the
The Crush Became Greater.
Toward the last the crush became so great
it was found necessary to drag many of the
little ones up on the stage, where their
yells were soon calmed bv a judicious ap
plication of candies. It was found that the
boys ambitions lay in the line of sleds, air
guns, and tool chests, while the girls
wanted dolls, candies, books, nice little
things to wear, and pictures, but first and
last thev wanted dolls, dolls, dolls. With
all this excitement and fun, there was a
Eathetic side that did not fail to tonch the
earts of the givers.
Where but 1,500 children had been ex
pected, where it was claimed that no mpre
than that number would positively be there,
whv was it that the hall had filled with
2,400 long before the distribution begau?
One glance over the hall answered the
question necessity. The happiness of
childhood had no lodging there. It is piti
ful to see vt ant in any form.but it is doublv
sad to see gaunt care hollow the rounded,
cheeks of a child; to see little ones sunken
hhaiing the Burden WMuitl;.
colorless eyes 'tell too plainly the trouble
they had suffered far too keenly for their
tender years. There was missing the bright
color, the glancing eve, the rounded pink
cheek, the cheerful hearty laugh and dim
pled smile of childhood. All this was gone,
and in place was that which did not belong
The App-al of Children's Eyes.
Prematurely old face, thinly clad, slen
der forms, voices shrill acd broken, aud
hearts subdued and anxious, but above all
did their eyes appeal for pity. There was
that in them that told tarplainer than
words oi what these children had gone
through within the past few months. They
did not know what it was, and no one was
wise enough to tell them, but those eyes of
blue and gray and brown all showed one
thought. It" was the thought that in this
great, big, good-hearted, generous world,
overflowing with good things, there was
something wrong, radically wrong in a
plan thnt thrust upon them bnrdenj far be
yond their years, troubles thev did not un
derstand and could not combat, but which
had torn from them toe tweets
of childhood. aud left" bnt whet
The pathos of it all was not lost, even
when anxiety for a gift gave way to thg
loy of 'possession, and these many'hundred
little ones trudged home, clasping closely
that which they most desired. With every
gift had come a rare smile of gratitude, a
sigh of thanks, and had the many generous
dniuji to thii most successful fund seen for
themselves what ra to bs seen there, or
could they hear the many childish prayers
of thanksgiving that ascended at many a
little bedside, they would have felt truly
that those who give and give freely are
Necessities to Be Distributed Tomorrow.
"While toys, candles, dolls and many
articles or clothing were disbursed freely to
each and all, by the advice of the teachers
present it was deemed best to keep the
actual necessities such as the heavier clos
ing, fur caps, shoes and warm wraps until
Monday, when the most needy can be
singled out from the hundreds of applicants
and not one article bnt will tro where it will
do the most good. With this end in view
the distribution will continue Monday at
335 Sixth avenue, corner of McClnre ave
nue, Homestead, when parochial and other
school teachers will assist. All the dolls
aud tbys and caudles have been distributed,
aud betneeu the hours of 9 A. jr. and 2 P.
ai. several hundred dollars' worth of cloth
ing and warm shots will be given to the
In summing up this most successful fund
and its excellent distribution, one more
word of thanks is due the generous givers
who have made it a success, and lightened
the premature burden of ere thrust upon
the deserving recipients of a most success
ful and most appropriate Christmas fnnd.
The Full List or Contributors.
Mrs. V. E. SchroerU, Jr.... $ SO fO
jiikITttsburg Dispatch sooo
A Kricnd of Ihc Children 00
Howard, Weiley, Harry and Helen 10 00
F. N SIC
A Helping Hand 5 W
W. '. A 5 110
Tub Dispatch chafsi. l n
. A. Sclilnertz 10(O
A. bchniertz 10 CO
Anonymous. .......... ........ ..... ........... 5 CO
II. s. Hill SCO
111 A. K 10 10
Chlck S 00
Another Hdpinglland 5 CO
HIssH. E.R 8 00
u H. ; soo
U. C. Vanklrk 2 00
A Friend, 1'at.Kageor Books and SO
A Lailj-.Tackajre of Shoe!.
J. W. Flnsleln 10 00
Willie M. KUcliey 2 00
nic ainrrciree Between uie j-imuca sua Day
Little Fredtlle 1 00
Ireland 1 CO
Plum Pudding 1 00
Shylock. 1 CO
Doctor I 00
A-llentrrlend 1 00
ACIiickt... 6 oo
D. L 5 00
Nlt-Nlt. 1 10
black. Hill 1 CO
Mierldin M. E. Church 10 00
J. 1). Taylor 10 00
Dndlc) B. 1 00
Wm. bhaw 2 CO
Mrs H. S. I11U 5 00
Kitty 1 00
Mother 10 00
K. C. 11 1 00
Dr. O. U . Sadler 2 00
J . P 600
Widow 1 CO
Cash 2 00
J. J. W 1 to
Yours truly 5 oo
Cash 1 00
Mn. M 1 00
P. J. Watsoii.New Caslle.l'a 10 00
Svinpmthizer. 1 to
Mill Worker 200
lics'leand Margaret 1 CO
John W. Haney & Co.. wagon to transnort
articles to Homestead.
William LalrrtJtCo. shoes to value of. ICO 00
Fund collected bv Washington Pott 300 00
r. b ioo
Michael Doneboe. Salem. 0 4 01)
Christmas tree and evergreen. John K. & A.
Arbnlhnot & Co., 53 yards bunting, value. .. 10 00
Adolph U 2 CO
Cash 10 00
Cash 1 00
Well-Wisher I CO
Joe and Xathenne 50
Miss R. A. McC S 00
G. F. D ..,............... 5 00
W. E. Wells 5 00
Additional sum collected by Washington
ilurt 72 S3
A H. D 1 co
Cash 1 CO
1. S. S ., 2 10
DHrben Home, 20 dozen stockings.
Mrs. Bailey. S dozen stocclnrs.
Washington tost additional , 2 00
E. E. Christian bnnday school, '121 boxes
candy and some oranges.
Our Bors and Girls 5 00
V. A. R l CO
Fund through Abraham Haywood, treasurer to CO
A. S. Van Husklrfc, Canton is CO
Mrs Peter Young 2 CO
S. Mary 101
5. C. M., Xlles. 0 1 (0
I'arcel from Washington roU J 0"
A. l'.M. 50
Marriage licenses Issued Testerrtay.
William Green ...Sharnsburg
badle Burke l'lttsburg
John H. Kirk wood , Tarrntum
Annie unappeu sew .Kensington
Charles F. Stratton Allegheny
Lottie M. Smith .. Allegheny
Darld F. Langdon .....Pittsburg
May O'Reilly :....PltUburg
JohnC Stump Pittsburg
RosumaK. Frank ...j.. McKay. O.
UezeViah Howetls McKeesport
barahJ. Lull McKresport
Atrtn D. Nlcholls West Newton
Estella Ecott Elizabeth township
William 8. Xevcrgold Sharnsburg
Emma H. Faust Allegheny
John Farrtll Allegheny
Ulanche McCall , Allegheny
Florence J. Harnett ....Connellsrllle
Catherine Laus Grcensburg
James C MeGulre BeaTercountr
Julia B. Flood , Denniston, O.
George A. Raynor M Pittsburg
Lulu A. lvudlngton : .Pittsburg
Thomas Lane Pittsburg
Jane Keating Pittsburg
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Ann e Good... Pittsburg
August Schumann Pittsburg
Delia Murphy .....PUtsburg
John H. Barnhart ,..Fayette rpunty
Mary Cathorne Midway
William G.Wehb nttsbnrg
Esther M. Stafford Pittsburg
Charles Jones Pittshnrg
Mart E. Lennox..-. Pittsburg
William Conwell Harrison township
Mary Casey. Harrison township
Victor Fournler Collier township
Constans Canete Collier township
Alexander McLiy Elizabeth township
Anna Cope PortPerry
Peter Dull Blair station
WllhomtnePanke Blair station
Philip Morgan Pittsburg
Rome E. Cross...i McKeesport
Mary M. Horn : McKeesport
James E. McCarthy Allegheny
Rose Bradley Alh.-gbi.ny
William Weaver '.... .McKeesport
SebinaSwaney n McKeesport
(ieorge O. Suramervllle Allegheny
Jennie M.Devlin AUegheny
Aaron rtreen w,-.fll!d20k
kilease Butler.., Wllklnsburg
Wll-lamJ. Rcdfern Wllmerdlng
Jennie Lyle Reyaotdtou
Theo. W. Meese 'SUSSS
Maggie Flaheriy .....Pittsburg
John Jackson -. 1 Plttsbura;
Oscar Johnson Verona
Hilda Olsson Verona
David Chlsholm Pittsburg
Katie R. Tafinyer. Pittsburg
John A. Gibson '. lom' ?,'
Minnie Dickson Salem, O.
Christ. Best HfiXHIS
Mary Mcqulliea Fltuburg
George B. Keena.. U5?hSX
Dora Hlldenbrand Pittsburg
Morgan Cannon Etna
Delia Rhine , Etna
AKTZBERGER-On Friday, December 23,
189.!. at 3 45 o'clock a.m. Johs 11., only son
of tV. H. and K. B. Artzhcr-er, aged 17 years
and I months.
Funeral from the family residence. No. M
Cedar avenne, Allegheny City, on Sunday,
Deoember 26, at 2 o'clook p. u. Friends of
tha family are respoctfnlly invited to
BAUNDOLLOU On Saturday, December
24. 1KB, at II a. it., at the Home for Incur
itbles, Mrs. Eliza M. Barxdoixor. widow of
the lato Joint Barndollor, aged 89 years.
Funeral from the Home on M03DAT, De
cember 2S, 1892, at 10 o'clock A. JI.
BKST On Wednesday, December 21, 1832,
nt915r. Jr.. nt hor home in Drnvosniirir,
Flora Sebkita, wlfo of John Best, In her 40tli
Funeral will tako placo from her late resi
dence, Dravosbury; Heights, on Sabbath
ATTKBooy, December 2J, at 1 o'clock. Tho
friends and acquaintances of tho family are
respectfully invited to attend.
CARGO On Friday, December 23, 1892,
Barbara T., relict of Robert M. Cargo.
FnnerAl Sukdat, December 25, at 2 r. jr.,
from hor Jato residence, No. 153 Webster
street, Allegheny. Intcrnfent private.
Job nstown. Pa., papei a please oopv.) 2
CROZIER In Oil City, Pa., Saturday, De
cotnber 2. at 6.30 v. it, J. H. Cnozita.
Notice of fnnerul hereafter.
DEXISON On Saturday mornlnir, De
comber 2i. 1893. at 10-43, at the residence of
his daugutor, Mrs. William W. Powell, Mar
shall avenue, Tenth ward, Allegheny City,
Captain Hcan Dekiso, in the 87th year of
Notlco of fnneral hereafter.
EBNT On Thursday, December 22, 1892, at
J p. m., Akwa Mary. widow of the late Joseph
Erny, aged 13 j ears 10 months.
Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law,
P. 1'. Jageinan, corner Fifteenth and
Canal streets, Sharpsuurg-, Stoday avter
soon at 3 o'clock;. Friends of lamily are re
spectfully invited to attend. 2
FOSTER Snrtdenly.on Saturday moralncr,
at 8.15 o'clock, Lizzie K. Foster, in the 49iu
year of her age.
Funeral from the residence or her son-in-law,
James Culp, 609 Preble avenue, Alle
gheny, on Mohday avterxook at 2 o'clock.
Friends of the lamily are respectfully in
vited to attend. 2
GIIX On Saturday. December 24, 1893, at
10 a. m., Walter, only ohlld of F. W. and
Uoborta Gill, aged 2 months and 4 da) s.
Funeral from parents' residence, 3029 Mul
berry street, to-day at 2:30 r. k.
IIAFNER OirFrtday, December 23. 1892. at
5 20 p. v., ut the residence ot her mother,
Mrs. C Welsser, 247 Allegheny avenue,
Meusba A., l.o of Peter J. Hafner, in her
Fuueial services at St. Peter's Pro-Cathedral,
Allegheny, on Monday, December 28,
at 3 a. it.
Philadelphia and New York papers please
HAWKINS On Saturday, Decembers. a
5.10 r. h., Jonit M., son of John and Emily
Hawkins, aged 1 year, 8 months and 12 days.
Funeral from residence of parents, corner
Main and Warden streets. West End, Mon
day, December 29, at 10 a. it. 2
HIRTNER On Friday, December 23. at
530 r m., Rosa, Uunghter of Joseph and
Mury Hirtuer, aged 18 j ears and 10 month".
Funeral ftom the carents restdenee.No. 35
Cherry street, Etna Bora, on Sunday at 3 p.
V. Fiiendsof the family are respectfully
invited to attend.
HUGGIN3-0n Saturday, December24,1892,
at 4 a. iu Clara J., wile of C. G. Uuggins,
age 37 year.
Funeral on Monday, December 26, 1892, at 2
p. m., from late residence, East street exten
sion, Allegheny, lntettnent private. Car-.
Hates leave Wltlison's livery stable, at I p. it.
JACK-On Sntnrdny morning, December
24, 1892, at 7:15 o'clock, Dr. William Jack, in
the 59.li year ot his age.
Services at his late residence, 384 Ohio
street, Allegheny City, Sunday evenim at 5
o'cl ick. Friends are respectfully invited to
attend. Interment private Monday morn.
JOKES On Saturday, December 24, 1892, at
3:25 p. it., Jessie Jones, daughter of David
and Margaiet Jones late ot Lawrencevillo,
aged 18 years, 3 weeks and 2 days.
Funeral services at her late residence,
j?t 1007 Ann street, Pittsburg, on Monday
afternoon' ut 3 o'clock, 26th Inst. Interment
Indianapolis papers please copy.
KESTNER On Thursday, December 22,
1892; at 9:50 p. M., Charles August Kestnek,
son of Cunrles and Lena Kestner, nee Mond
shlne, aged 6 years 2 months 1 day.
Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p. h., from his
parents' residence, Brownsville road, Bald
win township, Pa. Friends are Invited.
Carriages will depart from Semmelrock
Bros.', funeral directors. No. 1720 Carson
street, Sonthsldo, Pittsburg, Pa. 2
IiACKNER On Friday, December 23, 1892,
at 5 a. mm Theresa, mother of Anton, Fied,
Frank and Peter Lackner, in the 72d year of
Fnneral takes place from the residence of
her son, Fred Lacbner, 48 8,23d street, on
Monday, Deeomber2G, 18J2, at 9 A. M. High
Massac St. Michael's Church, Pius street, at
9:S0 a. u. 2
MARTIN Suddenly, on Friday, December
23,1892, Thomas O. MABnN,agd 48 years. Resi
dence 34 Isabella Court, First ward, Alle
gheny. Notice or funeral hereafter.
SNODKR On Thursday, December 24, at
1:45 a. m., Fbxdebicx Snodeb, aged 53 years, 6
months and IS days.
Fnneral from bis late residence at Elfln
wild station, Pittsburg and Western Rail
road, on Sunday, December 25, at 1:30 p. M.
Friends or the famllv are respectfully In
vited to attond. 8
Wir At his residence, C020 Station
street, East End, on Saturday, December 24,
1892, at 7:10 r. m., Isaac L. Weil, in the 71st
year of bis age.
Notice ot funeral hereafter.
Toungstown papers please copy.
(fnecessor to Meyer, Arnold & Co., T,tm.)
tTNDKBTAKER AND UMBALMER.
Offce and residence, 1134 Penn avenue.
Telephone connection. myll-57-xwrsti
JAMES M. FDLLERTON,
UNDERTAKER AND KUBALMEB,
No. fl KightU street.
Chapel for private, tunerals.
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list, called "Good Honest." While not quito
so white as other brands we sell, It will
make good, sweet bread; all that is required
is a little extra kneading. Price per sack,
$1. Can sell you a good flour at 80 cents per
Goods delivered free to all parts or both
cities. To those living out of the city we
will piepay freight on all orders of $10 and
upward tn anr station or landing within 100
miles of PittBburg. Send for price list.
ffl. R. THOMPSON,
311 Market Street,
Directly Opposite Gnsky's Entrance.
WAISTS CUT and
FUR AND PLUSH REPAID CO.,
Cor. Mil and Market, Verner Building.
(Conducted by W. F. Graham, formerly of
Wood street.) de25-79 su
Were you agreeably surprised or disappointed?
A few hints for those who intend buying New
If you received a Christmas present From some unexpected
quarter, why not return the compliment on New Year's Day ?
Or, if you have forgotten a deserving friend in the distribution
of your Christmas gifts, why not remember him on New Year's
Day? COME TO US IN EITHER EVENT.
WE are not overstocked;
NEITHER are we crowded for room;
NOR have we an enormous lot of Holiday
Goods left over.
BUT what we have -must be sold and sold
quickly this week.
A MULTITUDE OP GOOD THINGS
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
All onrreal Sown Silk Covered (ind Ruffled
Sofa Pillows, sold at SI 70: VOW SI 25.
All Satin Sachet Saga, every one beauti
ful, new ana clean, sold at 730 ana ?i;auw
All oar best real down double Head Bents,
covered on all sides with finest Pongee Silk:
sold at SITS; NOW $123.
An Important Item.
Wo make a special offer of 1,000 yards
flowered Pongee Silk, newest patterns, S3
Indies wide, AT ONLY 45o A YARD.
We have hundreds of other articles, use
ful and desirable (bat the quantity of each
Is not large enough to advertise), which we
If you come early enough you can set
many biff bargain not enumerated in to
GsIVe fuive also made extraordinary reductions in prices of
Fur Capes, Fur-Trimmed Jackets,
Fur Scarfs, Hosiery, Gloves, etc
510, 512, 514, 516,
J. G. BENNETT & CO.
Cor. Wood St and Fifth Ave.
If you desire to rent a good
room, or find a nice boarding
hotcse, consult tlie "Rooms To
Let" and ' "Boarders Wanted"
columns Tenth page) to-day.
Some of the best houses in the
city are represented
All our exquisite band-paintod Plaques
tbe most artistic we have ever shown as
73o 6-l'ncb. Plaqnea NOW soo.
$1 60 8-lneh Plaques NOW J1.0J.
S3 00 10-inoh Plaques NOW SI 00.
(1 "5 lMnch Plaqnea NOW S3 00.
' An Easel eoes with each Piaqna.
All our Silver Pnoto Frames, gold at SSc.
All our pure linen, extra wide, Morale
Show Towels, with exqaisite open work, as
SI 00 Towels are now 73c
SI 23 Towels nre now 87c
SI SO Towels are now $L
All our very best Satin Double Damask
Llnon Scarfs, for tables, bureaus, dressers,
etc extra line foods, 2 yarda ions', sold at
$3 2S; NOW SI 25.
Military Cape Newmarkets,
mm opi wi
518 MARKET ST,
A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
If you have forgotten to give a Christmas present consult
this list and rectify your mistake. If you desire to give a New
Year's present consult this list and you cannot make a mistake.
Do you sometimes forget?
THE "AMERICAN DIARY FOR
1893" will prevent your doing so
Do you ever remember?
THE AMERICAN DIARY FOR
1893 will force you to.
Do you need a calendar?
THE AMERICAN DIARY FOR
1893 contains one. It also contains
much useful information concerning
value of foieign coins, rates of post
age and items of knowledge neces
sary to business men. We have a
magnificent assortment of these books
bound in cloth, canvas and Russia.
They are the best Diaries in the mar
ket, and we are going to sell them at
very reasonable rates.
Of Ledgers, Day Books, Journals,
Note Books, Composition Books,
Market Books, Order Books, Stenog
raphers' Books we have an endless
Ruled Paper, commercial and oc
tavo sizes, 15c per pound.
Rough and smooth, ruled and un
ruled, fine Linen Paper at 25c, 35c
and 50c per pound. Three pack
ages of Envelopes to match, same
price as a pound of paper.
Paper in boxes at prices ranging
from roc to 50c per box.
504, 506 AND 508 MARKET STREET.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTEND El TO.
WE WANT YOU
To examine our coods suitable for holiday gifts and the prices oa same
1.6C0 watches of all kinds from $2 BO to $95.
4,000 gold rlncs ot every description from $1 up.
125 pair Pennine diamond ear drops, $7 30 to $1,000.
ISOKrnuine diamond studs, J5 to $350 or solid gold spectacles at $3 and the largest
stock ot diamonds, watches, jewelry, sllvurware and clocks at lowest prices in the two
Open every evening until 10 o'clock.
The Best Values Ever Offered, Nothing in Either City to Equal Them
Men's good big
class Chinchilla, with plaid lining,
huge collars, generous length, regu
lar Si8 goods, for $12.
Hodgman's black, double-texture
Mackintoshes, 52 inches long, 24
inch cape, warranted waterproof.
Special price for this week $6.50.
Boys' Cape Overcoats, sizes 2
to 7 years, kilt backs, the very newest
patterns, worth all of $$, reduced to
Immense bargains also in Smoking
Jackets, Neckwear, Suspenders, Um
brellas, Gloves, Night Shirts, Fur
Caps,( etc. ,A11 of these as gifts are
sure to delight the recipient.
WITH SUIIS AND OVERCOATS FOR THE BOYS.
Clothiers, Tailors and Hatters, '
Mi I - AISQBKTi (Mf-YWV -B
Lucile, Owen Meredith, padded
seal, reduced irom $1.35 to 98c.
Tennyson, padded seal, reduced
from $1.25 to 98 c.
Emerson's Essays, 2 vols., cloth,
reduced from 65c to 50c.
The Wandering Jew, 2 vols., cloth,
reduced from 75c to 54c.
The Mysteries of Paris, 2 vols.
cloth, reduced from 75c to 54c.
Longfellow's Prose Works, Hype
rion and Outre Mer, reduced from
98c to 75c.
Sir Walter Scott's Novels, complete
in 12 volumes, price $2.95. This
is a bargain.
Dickens' Works, complete in 15
vols., bound in J4 Morocco, reduced
from S10.35 to $7.85.
Macaulay's Essays, complete, 3
vols., reduced from $2.48 to $1.48.
"Courtship, Love and Wedlock,"
a large book, beautifully illustrated,
containing the great romances of af- ,
fection and m3ny poems and anec
dotes; reduced irom J1.48 to $1.10.
Life of Christ, by Canon Farrar,
D. D., F. R. S, of Westminster;
large book, large print, beautiful
illustrations, reduced from 1.48
Light on Life's Highway, large
book, fully illustrated, good print,
good paper, by WaylandHoyt,D.D.;
price reduced from $1.75 to 98c.
934 Liberty St. aul 703, 705 and 707
smiinneitt Bt ana i smiuineia st
Ulsters, of first-
161-163 Federal Strwt,