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THE 'PITTSBURG DESPATCH SUNDAY- DECEMBER 26. '189a
An Important Church Conference
Called to Meet in Chicago
DDRIKG THE EXPOSITION OF 1893.
Ideation, the fecial Question and Inde
, pendenc cf the fops
iMOXG THE TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED
Chicago, Dec. 24. The call for a con
gress ol the Catholics of the United States,
to be held in Chicago daring the "World's
fair, was issued this evening. It is signed
by Archbishop Feehan, Chairman of the
Committee on Organization. Following is
part of the text:
Tno happy occasion or the World's Colum
bian Exposition, to be held in the Citj-of
Chicago irom May to Xoreraber, 1S9J, is oei
tain to be an event or world-wide and per
manent interest. In connection with the
World's Columbian Exposition, and equally
onder the recognition ot the Government
ind of the Directory of the Exposition, a se
ries of world's congresses have been pro
jected. These congresses are designed to be
representative of and to include almost
every form ana phase of human activity
moral, social and Industrial and their aim,
as declared in the programme, is to "influ
ence lor good the prosperity, unity and hap
piness of the world."
The Columbian Catholic Congress or the
United States will be convened in Chicago,
Monday, September 4, 189S. at 11 o'clocV, a.
m., for tlio consideration of the subject and
question embraced in the official pro
gramme. The congress will be under the
honorary presidency of His Eminence, Car
dinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore,
The Plan of Representation.
The congress will be composed of dole-
gates from the dlQerent dioceses and
Vlcariatesof the United States, viz: For each
diocese and vicariate, ten delegates at large,
nn'l live additional delegates for every
5,000 of the Catholic population in such
diocese and vicariate, as shown by the
Catholic Directory (Sadlier's) lor 1893; and
proportionately for fractions of 25,000.
Tliee delegates shall be appointed by the
Bishop or acting ecclesiastical superior of
the diocese or vicariate, and the delegates
ri chosen are to be reported to the Commit
tee on Organization on or before August 1.
lj?33 In addition, e very Catholic university,
college and seminary forjoung men shall
be entitled to send delegates at large and
one additional delegate for everv 100
students regularly enrolled in snch institu
tion for tue collegiate year lS93-lf93.
The decision arrived at by the Committee
an Organization defines the scope of the
congress as follows: To the consideration of
the "Social Question," as outlined by Leo
XIIL in his encyclical on that subject; to
which shall be added the question of
"Catholic Education" and "The Independ.
enceofthe Holy See." Accordingly, the
papers to be prepared In advance to be read
at the congress will be devoted to the sub
jects under these limitations.
The rrogramme of Topics.
The following is suggested as the order
and sub-division of the subjects for the
First Tlio discovery of the Sew World.
Second Columbus, his character and mis
sion. Third The results and consequences to
religion and to civilization of the discovery.
Fourth The missionary work or tue
wutiiitu lit 1113 .icn it uilu.
Fifth The Influence of the Catholio
Clinrcu on the political, civil and Eocial in
stitutions ot the United States.
fcixtn Isabella, the Catholic.
THE SOCIAL QUESTION.
First The encyclical of Pope Leo XIII. on
Second The rights of labor; the duties of
Third Pauperism and the remedy.
Fourth Public and private charities
how to make them more effective and bene
ficial. Fifth Worklngmen's societies and sneie.
tie for joung men.
Sixth Ltfe insurance and pension funds
Seventh Trade combinations and strikes.
Eighth Immigration and colonization.
Tenth The condition and future of the
Indians In the United States.
Eleventh The condition and future of the
negro race in the United States.
Twelfth The woik of -women In religion
and in the world.
First Catholic education in the United
Second The independence of the Holy
Practical Results Are Lxpccted.
The congress must be prepared to propose
practical reforms. It will cot suffice that it
shall have been the medium and opportu
nity lor the delivery of clever essays and
eloquent addresses on the various themes.
The highest capacities of trained scholars
and thinkers, it is expected, will be en
listed in the consideration and treatment of
the subjects proposed to the congress.
The call proceeds to say that all men feel
anu admit that the present relations of
labor aud capital are strained and unreason
able; that civil and social order are ser
iously menaced, trade and business ham
pered. An entente cordiale is to be sought
and is assuredly to be ioucd somewhere.
"Why not in and by the Catholic Church?
That Church is the iriend ot the poor and
of the oppressed; the inflexible foe to in
justice ot whatever kind, wherever found,
and is recognized by all as tiie synonym
lor authority, the champion of law and
order: hence the public trill watch with in
terest the deliberations of this congress.
The utmost freedom of discussion is invited
in the sections.
One of the Huntington Train Robbers Con
victed ana Sentenced.
Huntington, W. YA-.Dec. 24. Thomas
j Collins, one ot the men who attempted to
hold up the Chesapeake and Ohio vestibule
train on the 13th lastant, and who killed a
German passenger in the encounter which
ensued, was convicted in the Circuit Court
here to-day of murder in the first degree,
with a recommendation for life imprison
ment In this State the jury fixes the grade of
first degree murder, and as thev were not
clear about who fired the shot in this case,
they gave Collins the benefit, and he goes
up for life. Forger, his partner, will be
tried next week. The verdict gives univer
tt'COUBt WANTS A TEIAL.
JOHN L. A SICK MAN.
The Ex-Champion Has Fntty Degeneration
of the Heart.
Washington, Dec. 24. Ex-Champion
John Ii. Sullhan, who has been here dur
ing the week, playing in "The Man from
Boston," and who has not been particularly
careful of his health, was taken seriously
sick during last night, and it is reported
that the physician's examination disclosed
very decided tendencies toward fatty degen
eration of the heart.
It is stated as the physician's opinion
that if he lives moderately and temperately,
retraing from violent exertions and all un
due excitements, he may go along very
comfortably ior years, but if he indulges in
excesses ot any kind, especially liquid ex
cesses, ne is uauie to die suddenly.
He Doesn't Walt for Requisition, bat En
ters Ohio and Submits to Arrest.
CmciNKATl, Dec. 24. JobnCMeCourt,
late agent of the Louisville and Nashville
freight office in Cincinnati, for whose ar
rest for em bezzlement a requisition was
yesterday obtained, did cot wait for the,
order of the Governor of Kentucky, but
came over to Cincinnati and submitted to
arrest He immediately gave bail for ?10,
000. Mr. McCourt continues to assert that no
proofs can be found against him, aud says if
any due bills are discovered with his name
attached they are forgeries.
A Coaster Disfigured for Life.
McKeesport, Dec. 24. Special
Grace, a young daughter of Morris Moore,
was badly injured last night while coasting.
She will be disfigured for life. Her nose
was nearly severed from her face. A little
companion who was with her wan rendered
unconscious, but not seriously injured.
Free Scarlet Letter
A beautiful classic with sales of 60 cents
and upwards. Fbawk Dacos & Co.,
1 301 SmltlilieUl st.
$1,000,000 UNACCOUNTED FOR.
An Axworthy Witness Unable to Locate It,
But Thinks It's All Right.
Cleveland, Dec. 24. The examination
into the peculations of ex-City Treasurer
Axworthy was resumed to-dar with his
former assistant, C. H. Watkins, on the
stand. The fact that the proceedings were
resumed 'showed that the effort made yes
terday to obtain a settlement was fruit
The examination elicited the fact that
Mr. Watkins was unable to locate $1,000,000
which had been received from the county
officers on tax collections. He was of the
opinion that a closer inspection of the
reoords would clear up the matter, and he
was directed to make the examination.
iff1' Ml tT ' ' T.
OF IS re A. GLASSES.
The Largest and. Finost Assortment
Ever Seen In This City.
Sold at Eztremely Low Prices.
J. DIAMOND, Sf3
A handsome souvenir given to every pur
The marvellous our
of Miss Lottie Huntley,
Of Cortland, X. Y., has
attract e d widespread
attention. She was
nigh to death's dgor
caused by nlcers in the
stomach. Could eat
nothing. When tho
physicians said there
urged her to try Hood's
and in a few days felt stronger,bioatlng
subsided, appetite gradually returned, and
in a month she could walk across the room.
In six months she was as well as ever In her
life, and has been In perfect health eve
since. She says: "I.know that
and that alone, saved my lire."
HOOD'S FILLS cure Liver Ills, Jaundice,
Biliousness, Sick Headache.
Rattled and Robbed.
Zanesvili.:, Dec. 24. Special'-
George Lacy, of Dresden, yesterday entered
a saloon. He displayed a large roll or
money and was immediately surrounded by
a crowd of toughs who wanted to make
1 change for him. Becoming excited, he
threw ofl his coat to fight When he was
quieted it was found he hod been robbed of
his money and gold watch.
She Ate Concentrated Lye.
Cadiz, Dec. 24. Special Mrs. Laird
Singer, a respected woman of this place,
committed suicide this morning by eating
nearly a half box of concentrated lye. The
deed is attributed to despondency over the
death of her huibond.
Ancient Oil Paintings
On sale at 623 Smithfield street. These
plctuies were brought from Florence, Italy,
and some aie about 400 years old. One rep
resents a Roman scene, Another a storv of
the Dibit) niul others different scenes. Call
and see them.
Delinquent purchasers, come and seens.
We may have something to please you.
P. C Schosseck & fcqs,
711 Liberty, head of Wood stieet.
Happy New Tear.
1 1 w yrvKar fvH
IS MR. AR0NS IN?
This question is asked thousands of times
daily at my store. We don't need any other
name or name to attract trade, the name of
"Arons" is sufficient. It means good goods
sold at lowest possible prices with a profit.
Immense stores with unlimited advertising
cost money. The publio has to pay for
them when they buy. We have the smallest
store In the country doing the largest busi
ness. Here are some of our prices:
Mnstng and dreaming the time awav
Awake, fair maiden, 'tis Christmas Day.
Better a merry than a musing mood on
By the way, ir yon have overlooked any
thing in the way of optical goods Opera
and Eye Glasses, Etc. come to us for it.
Our assortment is a good as ever, though
our stock is diminished,owlng to large sales.
Chenp as we always sell, we will sell
cheaper this week. Want to dispose of all
CHESSMAN OPTICAL CO.,
42 Federal St., Allegheny, Pa.
Ladies' and Gents'
$3.00 Shoes at $2.ia
$3.50 Shoes at $2.50.
$4.00 Shoes at $2.90.
$5.00 Shoes'at $3.90.
Leading Shoe Dealer,
406, 408 and 410 I 433 and 435
MARKET ST. WOOD STREET.
954 AND 956 LIBERTY ST.
For Ladies and Gents "Dueber" gold filled
ease, American Watches, fitted with solid
gold Joints, hinges and thumb pieces. War
ranted 20 years. Sold elsewhere at $15.60 to
For Ladies', Girls' and Boys solid Coin Sil
ver Watches, warranted 3 years for time.
Sold elsewhere at $5 00 to $3.00.
lien's and Boys' Watches, J2.55, $?.75, $iy
and up. Warranted 3 years for time.
B. E. ARONS, Jeweler,
Wholesale and Betall. 65 FIFTH AVE.
TneUeotrical Construction & Maintenance Os
Electrical Engineers and Contractors.
General Electrical Supplies always on hand.
INCANDESCENT LAMPS. ALL VOLT
AGES, AT LOWEST PRICES.
Electric Light and Hell Wiring.
K5 FIFTH AVENUE,
deI3-su Tel. 1774. Pittsburg, Pa.
DR. J. A. BURGOON,
Defies the world to show more sound, well
cures of catarrh, cancer, scrofula and pri
vate diseases or men and women than he
can. 257 tape worms romoved In 42 months.
Cancer removed from allparts of the body
without the knife. BURGOON'S System
Renovator will cure headache, biliousness
and all stomaoh troubles. Asa blood puri
fier it is the wonder or the world. Around
every bottle ot this remedy is wrapped a
prescription; a sure cure or la gripoe In its
worst stages. At all druggists at $1 per bot
tle or 6 bottles for $i Office hours from $jl.
. to 9 r. m. Send stamp for information.
TR. J. a. BURGOON,
dei 47 Ohio street, ALLEGHENY CITY.
Owing to our store being closed last week, we
have a large stock of Rockers and Fancy Goods
that we will sell at half price, Now is the time
to buy. A rare chance for anybody that has not
returned presents for the one received. Our
line consists of
Parlor and Music
In fact, everything in the way of Holiday
Goods must be sold this week. Call and see us
before going elsewhere to buy. We will save
you from 25c to 50c on every dollar you spend.
CASH AND CREDIT.
TENTH ST. AND PENN AVE.
Working on the Consolidation.
Another meeting of the people Interested
in the consolidation of the P., A. & M. and
Pleasant Valley roads was held yesterday.
Jt was expected that the combination wouil
be effected, but the matter was postponed
lor anotliermeeting next week, when Sir.
Graham said the consolidation would be
A PLEASANT TltANSITION.
Fimm the Discomforts of Coid Weather to
the Delights or Balmy Summer in Mid
winter. From sleet and snow to balmy flower-perfumed
atmosphere of summer is a deirable
tiansitlon, especiallv when biting zero
weather has robhed ontdoorJife or all soni
blunce or comfort. This novel change Is
nne or the possibilities and delluhts or rapid
transit. With every change or schedule on
Southern trunk lines the sunny southland is
drawn nearer to the temperate North. The
recent change on the Pennsylvania Lines
n .o. v.. i "nuuij; mams anoiuer uavance in
tuat direction. Pittsborgers can now take
passage on one or the rast throngh trains
over this popular thoroughrare to Cincin
natl, where direct connection is made with
through trains to New Orleans, Jackson
ville, St. Augustine, Tampa, and tho various
LoiUiana, Alabama, Florida and Georgia
resorts The extremely low rates Jor tour
lit tickets from Pittsburg to Southern
points offered by the Pennsylvania Lines in.
creases the extraordinary inducements for
a Journey over them. The rates this sea
bun are lower than ever before. The new
arrangementln through time and low fare is
alrrady receiving the stamp of approval from
CAN WE BE BUSY AFTER CHRISTMAS?
We shall try, at any rate; and try hard. Some dealers take a snooze after Christmas. "No use tryipg," they say; "the week between Christmas and
New Years is the dullest of the year." We think this is a mistaken idea. A relic of old foggyism. We believe the people will buy goods after Christmas
I rrnAc cur&c pneS are loW' enUgh' urs wil1 be low enouh thIs week' t0 be sure- ' We wil1 sel1 OVERCOATS, SUITS,
WKAr'b, tLUAAb, biriUlib, etc., etc., for less money than ever offered in this part of the country. :: :: ":: :: :: :: :: :: ::
After Christmas Prices
Former Price, $ 10;
Present Price, 7.
Former Price, $12;
Present Price, $g.
Former Price, $15;
Present Price, $xi.
Former Price, $18;
Present Price, $13.
Former Price, 20;
Present Price, $15.
Former Price, 25;
Present Price, $18.
Former Price, $30;
Present Price, 22.
tourists. Judging from the manner in whicn
; Passenger Agent Samuel Moodv is
Kept busy In giving detailed information to
Inquirers at his office, No. 1137 Liberty street.
U hen it is considered that the friend on
meet on the street in Pittsburg to-day
bundled up in a big nlster can be taking
li c easy in a linen ruit and ttran lint with
palm iear fan trimming in less than 48 hours
nmid the flowers and verdant vegetation in
Southern 1 lorida by going over the l'enn
sylan!a Lines the advantage? for an ex
peditious Jonrney over these lines is nppar
rnt to some extent, and with due consider
ation for the reasonable expense of a trip via
this direct route it Is natural that the flrst
ciass service should attract travelers and a
lame volume of bonthem passenger traffic
ciin thei efore be expected to flow via Cincinnati.
Tree Scarlet Letter
A beautiful classic Tilth tales of 0 cents
audupmirds. Fhaxk Bacox Co ,
SOI smithfield st.
Former Price, $y,
Present Price, $2. 25.
Former Price, $4;
Present Price, $3.
Former Price, $$;
Present Price, $3. 50.
Former Price, $6;
Present Price, 4.
Former Price, j8;
Present Price, $5.
Former Price, io;
Present Price, $j.
Former Price, 9;
Present Price, $6.
Former Price, $12;
t Present Price, x 359.
Former Price, $16;
-Present Price, 12.
Former Price, $18;
Present Price, 13.
Former Price, $20;
Present Price, $15.
Former Price, $24;
Present Price, 17.
Former Price, 27;
Present Price, 20.
Former Price, $2;
Present Price, $1.35.
Former Price, $4;
Present Price, 3.
Former Price, J56;
Present Price, $4.50.
Former Price, J8;
Present Price, $5.
Former Price, $10;
Present Price, $7.
Former Price, $i2j
Present Price, $8.
SAME REDUCTIONS AS THE ABOVE
MEN'S AND BOYS' PANTS.
The Balance of Our Holi
day Goods Now at
We won't pack away any Holiday Goods till next year. We can't afford to carry dead
capital We much prefer to selling what is still left at about half former prices. This offer
ing will give the recipients of Christmas Gifts a chance to reciprocate. Remember those who
remembered you. Next Sunday will be New Year's, and New Year's will be the day to do
it So come in this' week and take advantage of this special closing out sale;
ALL BRIC-A-BRAC AT HALF PRICE.
ALL FANCY LAMPS AT HALF PRICE.
ALL CLOCKS AND BRONZES AT HALF PRICE
ALL PICTURES AND PAINTINGS AT HALF PRICE.
ALL SILVER CASES- AND BOXES AT HALF PRICE.
ALL PLUSH CASES AND BOXES AT HALF PRICE.
" ALL TOYS AND DOLLS AT HALF PRICE.
ALL SMOKING JACKETS AT HALF PRICK
Besides the above we have deep cuts in the prices of such goods as Silk and Linen
Handkerchiefs, Silk Mufflers, Pocketbooks, Fancy Leather Articles, Albums, Books, Bibles,
Watches, Rings, Jewelry, Gloves, Fur Caps, Fur Collars, Fur Capes, Wraps, eta
CUTS IN DRY GOODS.
A lot of Remnants which have accumulated during the holiday season
will be closed out forthwith at astonishingly low prices. These remnants
aggregate over 20,000 yards of fine Dress Goods, some big enough for a
lady's dress; others long enough to make a girl's dress or a wrap.
SALE OF THESE REMNANTS BEGINS
NEXT TUESDAY MORNING.
HEAD BESTS ID DOWN PILLOWS.
NOTE THESE REDUCTIONS:
One lot Head Rests, formerly 29c; now 15c each.
One lot Head Rests, formerly 35c; now 19c each.
One lot Head Rests, formerly 75c; now 49c each.
One lot Pillows, formerly 98c; now 69c each.
One lot Pillows, formerly $t. 25; now 75c each.
One lot Pillows, formerly 2.00; now $1.09 each.
SALE OF THE ABOVE GOODS
BE CLOSED TO-MORROW
V ALL DAY.
SPECIAL LINEN SALE.
Odds and ends in the Linen stock are to be closed out, commencing
TUESDAY MORNING. Read these specimens:
A lot of Lunch Cloths, reduced from 3.50 to 2.39.
A lot of 2 yards Cardinal Cloths, reduced from $2 to $i.6g.
Alot of 3j yards Turkey Red Cloths, reduced from 1.89 to 1.49.
A lot of Fancy Towels, reduced from 35c to 18c.
A lot of Fancy Towels, reduced from 85c to 50c.
A lot of Bridal Quilts, reduced from $6 to 4.19.
A lot of French Sateen Comfortables, reduced from $5 to $3.50.
A lot of French Sateen Comfortables, reduced from $3.50 to S2.69.
BE CLOSED TO-MORROW
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