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I have noticed many charming bits of
headgear for children this season. They are
plain felt or bearer, and are tastefully
trimmed; also in rough felt and soft felt.
Sailor hats, too, I note still continue popu
lar for Tonng girls. They are more elegant
and dressy than they were last season, and
are made up in combinations of cloth and
velvet One, in particular, which attracted
my attention, ha 1 a brim of black velvet
edged with jet beads, and a crown ot cream
white cloth, surrounded by several folds of
cloth, with a wisp of white aigrette held by
a pair of small blackbirds. .Another style
has a velvet brim wider than the sailor hat,
and is smoothly overlaid with a piece ot
Irish point lace. At the back is a bow of
blick satin ribbon mounted with a bunch ot
lyre bira feathers.
Young girls look extremely well in the
little Henry IL capote', with their pastry
cooc crown ana nodding plumes at tbe
A Jlfd Ftlt Bat
back. For those who like to wear some
thing of the masculine mode, the tyrolese,
the riding hat and the Brighton, all in soft
felt, will be sure to find favor.
The pretty hat represented in the illus
tration is a red felt for a little girl. The
trimming consists of two bows of cream
woolen stufi with red dots and large cock's
feathers held m place by a plaiter band of
the stuff Felt turbans, loo, are very pop
ular. Thev are trimmed with silk ribbon,
and have one or two quill feathers, or are
both trimmrd and bound with ribbon.
The soft heather felt runs in many shades,
and can be made very dressy. The conical
crown turban and tbe derby are also
favorite forms. All, however, lies in the
trimming. This must be ricn, original and
full of style, care being had to hit upon ex
actly the right shape to bnnsr out all the
good points of your face. Floketts.
The Influence of Little Things.
After all it is not the gowns, the wraps
and the bonnets that are the largest items
H 1 III
"Xow. sir, jump in, sir, or you'll he left
And, as he spoke, the guard opened the
floor of a first-cla's carriage with an imper
ative gesture to tbe young man who stood
"But my ticket is third class," said the
"Xever mind, sir, no time to wait now.
The young man hesitated a moment it
seemed as if something of hesitation and
irresolution were inherent in his nature
then be entered the carriage: the door was
s.ammeil behind him; a whistle blew; and
the train began to drag its lumbering
length along the Dlatform.
It was night, and the carriage was so
dimly lighted by the oil lump in the roof
that for the first moment the young man
fancied he was alone. It a, however,
onlv for a moment; then his eyes, growing
accustomed to the dimnes, discerned the
tigure of a female occupying a seat at the
oi'jer end of tbe carriage. This person was
dressed in black, and a dark i eil concealed
her face, so that he could not wonder that
he dad not noticed her at first. Indeed,
even now she showed only as a dusky mass,
the precise outline of which it was hard to
dittmguish against the dark-blue lining of
tt-e carriage which lormed the bacKgrcuud
b-tund her. It wai impossible for him to
urate out whether she were old or young,
handsome or ugly. But an irdefinable
something perhaps it was nothing more
tl an an unconscious inference drawn from
tne fact that she was traveling in a first
ciass carriage seemed to tell him that she
was a ladv.
He himself was, perhaps, not quite a
gentleman He wa not badly dresse I, nor
i i-mannered, but uif dress lacked elegance,
cor had bis manner that unconscious ease
"h springs lroni the sense of an unchal-
sotial superiority. On the other
v-as evidently a man of education,
bly handsome, with a dreamy
about the eyes as of one
with the present, is al-
himself some impossible
discontent shall vanish
ilence for a while, now
ilackness ot the night,
ly toward bis lellow-
had given no sign of
His thoughts were
ould not help won-
t .nd pretty. Though
sociable by nature
-e a lady of rank,
' he would feel a
'' ' e was not used
ty, nor even to
1 by the merest
- i ' -class carnage
" for perhaps
at she was
n-t ently one
' i ;racefully
-. e noticed
a - 'hite anfl
rn ie ring
ied on. It
'. alls of
ie v. vlady.
of expense as well as beauty in tbe fashion
able woman's wardrobe, but the ' hosts of
little things that a dainty woman considers
necessary lor the completion of her toilette.
A girl buys a ball gown and after its second
rearing she feels it incumbent upon her to
change it in some way. So she hies herself
to some shop where fancy fixings in chiffon
and lace are to.be found and invests 510 or
512 in a decidedly picturesque drapery with
a decolette neck. By the way, chiffon seems
to be coming more prominently to the fore
since the modiste have taken to doubling it,
which prevents the flimsiness which was so
mnch azainst it when it first came out.
The hair serves as au excuse for the buy
ing of all sorts of pretty things for Us
adornment, among which cornets, either in
plain silver or gold or set with precious
stones, are the most regal and expensive.
Small gold pins, daggers and tortoise-shell
bandeaux are much in favor. The five-cent
package of hair-pins which served our
mothers in the arranging of their coiffures
is now quite discarded in favor of tortoise
shell 6ets that are as fragile as they are ex
pensive. The fashion that says slippers and stock
ings must match the evening gowns, means
an expenditure undreampt of by the woman
who considered black satin slippers and
silk stockings the height of elegance to be
worn with any costume. The slippers of
to-day are daintier than they have been in
years. Suede, which was for a time so
popular, has now given place to satin in
delicate tints, ornamented either with rib
bon rosettes or fine embroidery ot tiny
nede the Most Fashionable Glove.
The fashionable and most universally
worn gloves are the suede, though there is
said to be an attempt in Paris to bring the
glace in again. "With its absorbent sur
face, it is much more like the quality ot the
hand than the glazed kid. and for this
reason is more agreeable to the eye. Both
day and evening gloves are suede by pref
erence. Gloves for tbe dav wear are four buttoned,
with large metal or bone buttons fastened
securely on with eyelet and swivel, a tape
running through the buttons. Tber are
maile of the thicker suade skins, with lapped
seams, and called "chevrette" gloves, this
being theFrench word loradoe and signify
ing that the cloves are made ol tbe older
Another durable street glove is made of
Bussia sheep or fine calf, glace outside, in
reddish tan shades, with welted stitching in
the back, with four large gilt buttons, and
scented like other Bussian leather. There
is also a glaee waterproof glove, said to be
so dressed that it will stand rain.
Evening and all fine dress gloves are
made mousquetaire. A long glove cannot
well be buttoned along the arm.
Standard of the Styles.
The most flattering necklets of the season
showpcar-shapod bits of ccral interspersed
The custom of wearing two feathery, fly
away ornaments in the full-dress coiffure
has not yet become very popnlar.
Acboss the instep of a pair of French danc
ing slippers rnns a strap so thickly show
ei o'l with Bbine pebblo that not a particle
of the kid is revealed.
Columbus capes have been carried straight
into swelldom by the arbiters of fashion
who admire the graceful width.broad collars
nnd rutTs of these distinguished looking gar
ments. TnEswel'l matronly rig at ceremonious
dinners just now consists of an Empire
basque or velvet, worn with a plain silt
skirt verv dark in tone. A kerchief of tullo
caught with some dainty pin accompanies
Fine Frcsli Candy for New Yearis.
A big supply Just received from our New
York manufacturer. No finer, better, purer
candies made or snld in Pittsburj. and moro
different kinds thin shown in any other
btoie. Trrapoundbox to-dtv.
New Candy Department.-
Special Clearance Sale
Of winter wraps, cloth Jackets, plush
sucques, ladies' fur capes, muffs and collars
at immense reductions Jiom former prices,
to close this season's stock before annual
inventory' - LYxen,
138-110 Market street.
of rank, and, as this certainty came over
him, he felt a half-nervous, half-pleasurable
fluttering of the heart.
There was another interval, and then tbe
train, rounding a sharp curve, oscillated so
violently that tbe oil in the lamp suddenly
flooded "the wick in such a way that the
fiame leapt up and filled the carriage for a
second with an unwonted glare. At this
moment the young man's lace was turned
toward the lady, his handsome features
were visibly illuminated, and by the same
light he lancied he could see the glitter of
two bright eyes fixed upon him beneath the
lady's veil. The next instant she broke
the silence for the first time.
"Is anything the matter?" she asked, in
a musical voice that had in it a tone of im
veriousness. "I do .not think so, madam," answered
the young man, respectfully. "It is merely,
I lancy, a rather sharp curve in the line."
"Oh!" said the lady, and seemed at first
disposed to relapse into her lormer state of
taciturnity. However, after a pause she
'This is frightfully tedious. When do
we reach Bristol?"
"'ot beiore midnight"
"Oh, dearl What is one to do till then?"
The young man felt that this last speech
was rather a remark than a question; and in
any case he did not feel competent to
answer it. Then, all at once, the lady, as
if making a sudden resolve to rouse herself,
threw back her Veil and revealed her feat
ures. The young man had expected much
from this revelation, nor was he disap
pointed, though, indeed, there mingled with
his feeling of gratification a curious sense of
something Jiehaa not altogether anticipated.
The lady's face was singularly handsome,
although she was no longer in her first
youth.' She might have been thirty or even
more, but (at least, so it seemed by lamp
light) the complexion was unimpaired, the
eyes had lost none of their brilliancy, the
dark hair wm full and glossy, there
uere no lines on cheek or forehead. And
yet the face did not look young for that
the lcatures were too marked, tne expres
sion was too hard. It was the lace, not of
one who uas beginning life, but of one
who, whatever her age, had already drunk
ot life's deepest draughts who, living for
pleasure, had already begnn to find that
Pleasure is apt to prove but a faithless jade
to those who follow her most eagerly. But,
with all the allowance for the subtle sub
structions which Time never fails to make,
however generous he may seem, the face
was full of a seductive, sensuous beauty
such as could not but captivate the eye,
however ittmight tail to stir the deeper
spiritual pulses of a man's nature. Por
the moment at least tbe young man looking
upon it was almost dazzled by its glory.
Then, as he lowered his eyes, they rested
on the jeweled bands, and he sat there,
dumb with tbe sense that somehow all this
was a kind of a revelation a glimpse, as it
were, ot that higher hie of loveliness and
luxury for which he had so often sighed.
Being in this mood, it did not seem
strange to him that the lady should address
him with a certain tone of imperiousness,
for did he not belong to a higher sphere
"Are you going to Bristol?" she asked.
"So; to Bath."
"Do you live there?"
"Oh, no. With my family."
"Your father and mother, I suppose?"
"No; they are dead; with mv wife and
"Oh! the old, idyllic story."
Tbe last remark was uttereJ in a tone of
sarcastic pity. The young man felt that he
,ought to resent It to protest against it in
IVJIUkjr tu uift WA1B uu vuiiu out UQ euuiu,
Harrison and His Advisers Will De
liver It, and It Is Going to He
A HARDER ONE THAN THE LAST.
The Lone-Threatened Proclamation Against
fXPECTED TO BE ISSUED VERT SOON
rEFECTAl. TKIXGZA1I TO THE DISPJLTCn.l
"Washington, Dec. 30. It is stated to
day, on trustworthy authority, that Presi
dent Harrison, the Secretary of the Treas
ury and the Secretary of State have prac
tically determined to make the outgoing of
the Harrison administration notable by a
blow at Canada much more vital than the
recent order imposing tolls on Canadian
vessels passing throngh the St. Marie Ship
Canal at the entrance of Lake Superior.
The blow will come in the shape of the
long-threatened Presidental proclamation
curtailing or abolishing the privilege now
enjoyed by Canadian railroads of transport
ing merchandise in bond through tbe
United States free of duty under a system
very advantageous to the foreign roads at
the expense of the American companies.
There have been promises of such retalia
tion as this for several years, and they all
were broken, but there is every indication
now that the step so long contemplated by
the United States Government is about to
be taken. The attorney of the Canadian
Pacific road is here in consultation with the
Congressional friends of the Canadian
roads, and there is evidence of genuine
alarm in the minds ot the friends ot Cana
Senators Frye and Cullom. both of whom
are known to be anti-Canadian in their sen
timents on this question, are said to be ad
vising the President to take some radical
step in this direction to bring Canadian
roads to terms, not only on the canal ques
tion, but to force them to do what it is
claimed they are not now doing, viz: Ob
serve tbe requirements of the inter-State
An Old Cullom Flan Once More.
Senator Cullom's well-known and often
expressed opinion that the Canadian roads
were able to evade, and are constantly evad- j
ing, tne inter-btate commerce Jaw, to the
unjust disadvantage of American lines
coming into competition with them, leads
him to join hands with the President in an
efiort to bring that within the jurisdiction
of the United States, that this discrimina
tion may be put a stop to.
The Secretaries of the State and Treasury,
it is understood, are fully looking into the
whole matter, with a view to carrying out
the line of policy indicated by the refer
ence to the subject in the President's mes
sage, and the uncertainty as to just how
much the President is in earnest in the
matter is what is troubling those interested
on behalf of Canadian roads to have the
present, to them, very beneficial policy
Quietly Enconraginc Help.
The representatives of the great Amer
ican lines injuriously affected by the policy
now in force are quietly but energetically
encouraging the move, and are confident
that some definite result greatly curtailing
the transportation privileges of Canadian
roads will soon result. They say that
there is just one way to bring
Canada to terms on the unjust
and irritating discriminations made by her
against many American interests, and that
is by cutting off the transportation favors
granted her railroads by our Government,
as their claim is that Canada's commercial
life and vitality is largely centered in the
benefits derived by her through her two
great trunk lines out of these very priv
ileges, and that some decisive move on the
part of the administration willresult not only
in bringing Canada down from her unjust at
titude toward American interests, but will
not This magnificent woman seemed to
hold him under a spell, she was evidently
so far above the petty level on which he
lived and.moved and' had his being. So he
onlr smiled and answered nothing.
"You have lost no time in getting your
neck into the noose," continued the lady.
Again he smiled.
"It has not strangled me yet," he an
"You feel, then, that U ultimately will
do so," she said in the same tone.
"Oh, no, I didn't mean that," he pro
He felt the lady's eyes blazing on him,
and shrank instinctively from hercontemnt.
All at once she changed her tone and her
voice took on a captivating sweetness as she
leaned toward him and Faiu
"You will forgive me for speaking so
frankly. I am nothing if not candid. "
The" young man felt greatly flattered.
This lady was, he felt sure, a countess, and
she was superbly handsome. Was it not
romantic that he, an humble schoolmaster,
should be, if only for a moment, convers
ing thus intimatelv with her? '
''There is nothing I admire so much as
frankness," he exclaimed enthusiastically.
"Then let us have a frank talk together,"
said the lady. "It will help you at least to
paSs away the time. But you must come
and sit opposite to me. It hurts my voice
to speak to you at that distance."
He rose at once, more highly flattered
than before. When he had seated himself
in front ot her, he raised his eves to her
lace. Yes, she was beautiful exceedingly,
and.tbe type of her beauty was unmistak
"And now," she said in a winning voice,
as if the request were the most natural
thing in the world, "tell me all about your
self. You must have a history, and, I
tbink, a romantic one."
"Oh, no," he said, a shade of disappoint
ment in his tone, "there is no romauce in
me or my history." i
"Perhaps not'in your history," she said,
"but assuredly in yourself."
He drew himself" up with the pleasant
sense of corroborated self esteem. This
lady understood him as no other woman had
ever yet understood him, not even his wife.
"What an intellect she must have! What
knowledge of the world! In fine, how
great and noble a creature she must be!
"Well!" said the lady, after a little
pause. "Suppose you begin with your
"Xoel Pettinger," he answered, a little
ashamed (not for the first time) ot his sur
name. "Noel is pretty." said the lady. "And
your profession? Something very intel
lectual, I am sure."
He smiled with satisfaction. She knew
nothing abont him, but her exquisite in
tuition had enabled her to divine pt once
that his was an intellectual nature.
"What would you take me lor?" he
"You are so young," she said, "though
vou are married, that you place me in a
little difficulty. It you were order, I could
take you for a university professor not of
Latin or French but of something modern
and interesting science probably."
. "Alas!" he said, "I have had to be con
tent with a much humbler sphere. I am a
"At one of the pnblio schools?"
"Yes; but not the public schools you
mean. I am the master the head master
of a board school."
"Oh, dear! Isn't that very disagreeable?
I don't think I should like that at all The
mere atmosphere would kill me."
He felt humiliated. Till then he lad
tried to think highly of his profession. It
surely must be (be had said to himself) a
noble wort to educate the rising genera
tion. Now the bubble had burst It was a
low, degrading occupation, only fit for com
mon natures, else this lady would not have
spoken ot it as she bad, done.
"You are surely fit for something better,
than this," said the lady.
"I do not know," ho answered bitterly,
lead to such a readjustment of questions of
transportation of American merchandise by
Canadian roads as will give American rail
roads so injuriously affected by the present
system fairer and better rights in competi
tion lor such trade as is now so largely
monopolized by foreign roads.
A Burglar Shot Dead.
Haebisbueg, Dec. 30. Frank Smith,
one of three burglars who attempted to
enter Sbafiner's store in Hoernerstown,
near Hummelstown, this morning, was shot
and almost instantly killed by Charles
Bhaffner, the con ot the proprietor.
Help yourself to get rid of that cough or
cold, or any asthmatic or throat trouble by
nsing Dr. D. Jayue's Expectorant.
Yes. Pet. i swear that. I will never try to pal,rn off
cheap soaps on you again, you shall always have
V i I
' Kirk's yJ
Dusty Diamond Tar Soap
Kirk's White Russian
' but whether I am or not, it makes no dif
ference. Beggars cannot be choosers."
"It seems to me that people with such
gifts as yours need not be beggars, but
Bhould be choosers."
She had raised him once again to his self
esteem. "You are kind to say so," he answered,
"but I had no money to start with."
"And was that the reason," she asked
him suddenly, "that you encumbered your
self with a wife and family?"
Again, he felt that he ought to enter his
protest on behalf of the absent ones. His
wife was a good wife he knew it but,
after all, how commonplace she was com
pared with the superb creature with whom
he was now conversing! What a pitiful
humdrum life they led together! Was his
marriage, perhaps, a mistake also, as well
as his profession? Certainly it had deprived
him of all freedom of every chance of ris
ing higher in the world. As it was, he
could never hope to catch more than a pass
ing glimpse of the society into which he
would gladly have entered. But to the
single man all things are possible even the
wildest dreams of ambition may find their
fulfilment, if the tide of opportunity be
taken on the flood. It really did seem a
pity that he should have fettered himself
lor life so early in his career. For he was
Thjs and much more to the same effect
passed through his mind, but all he said
"We have only one"chiId."
"At TlTMPnt " BflM tba InAwr !.- 1......1
some features radiant with that half-pitying,
half-contemptuous smile which had al
ready exercised such an influence over the
"Well, well," she added, remarking with
a secret satisfaction how her words rankled
In the sore she had already established in
his heart "veil, well, 'cha'cun a son gout
borne place their bliss in action, some In
Those call It pleasure, and contentment
"No doubt you are thoroughly contented
with your idyllic life. But give me inde
pendence." JI am not contented," he said, gloomily,
"but what can I do? I am bound with the
chain of poverty."
"There may be.those who would gladly
pay a ransom to set one like yon free."
"I do not know who they are," he
answered, more gloomily than before. His
future did indeed loom black before him as
he listened to this siren voice.
bhe bent forward a little and looked him
in the eyes, a witching smile upon her lips.
"You cannot really mean to say that you
are unconscious,toyour own gifts. If you
were one of the common herd there would
be nothing to be said. You would live your
petty humdrum life like the rest, and there
would be no need to pity you. But you, my
friend, are formed of something greater and
higher than this you are fashioned in a
finer mould yon have great gifts, physical
and mental. Yes; it does seem a great pity
that you should be doomed to what is, after
all. a kind of penal servitude for life."
His chin had sunk upon his breast; his
eyes were fixed npon the floor he was
meditating moodily ou what she said. He
had said it all to himself before in a vague
and misty way, but ho had always striven to
banish such thoughts from his mind, and had
never suffered them to shape themselves to
such relentless clearness of outline as they
now assumed. Yes; it must be true, else
how should this mere stranger see it at a
glancel His life, though only just begun,
was already thrown away, "and had .no
promise for the future
He felt that the lady's eyes were on him,
but he did not raise his own to note their
expression. Had he done so he might or
in his iniatustion he might not have re
coiled before them. For the look was hard
and cold, end (heir glitter was the glitter of
a selfish triumph. Another victim in her
toils the Mptlve of her beauty and her
craft And, though the badfutato any
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516 Market St.
Come now and get your PHOTOS
before the holidays. Cabinets re
duced. Use the ELEVATOR.
WINTER JUST BEGUN.
The best time to get excellent values in Sealskin
is' this week, and anyone who thinks of getting a
Fur Garment or Wrap will be .wise to call upon us
now. We quote the lowest figures we can afford,
regardless of a margin of profit, and all are the
A few Jackets, new goods, at 150, worth 200.
30-inch Half Sacques, loose fronts, 187, sold at
Half-box Coats, 32 inches long, with Reefer
front, $225, worth every dollar of 250.
Small Furs for 50c for Muffs to $10 a reduction
of about 50 per cent. These goods are extraor
Paulson Bros., 441 Wood St.
A Model Cold Weather Soap.
Soap, Best for Flannels.
victims, there was still the restless yearning
for fresh conquests.
"Come," she said, "chance has thrown us
together we promised to be frank with
one another what would you say if I were
to offer to help you?"
"How can you?" he-asked, raising his
eyes for a moment with a grateful look,
and then dropping them azain. "But it is
verv kind of you even to think of it"
"It is a privilege to redress a wrong,"
she said, "and I cannot bear to think of
your great gifts being thrown away now.
I am rich."
"No doubt; but I could not accept the
money of a stranger."
"Are we such strangers?" she asked,
lowering her eyes and speaking in a sweet,
seductive voice; "or peed we always re
main so, if we are at present? Cannot we
be friends? It seems to me already as it I
had known you long before this evening."
He looked up again, hisace glowing with
a gratitude in which love was beginning to
mingle. How gloriously handsome she
was! how graceful! how distinguished! The
faces ot his wife and chubby child faded
from his memory; he could only sec this
face with its overflowing fascination.
"I feel as if I could worship you," he
"Oh, no," she answered, smiling; "no
need for worship. There must be perfect
equality in friendship."
Equality with her! this god-like woman,
so high in the great places of the world!
The prospect was dazzling for a poor School
"What shall I do to prove my gratitude?"
"Come on with me to Bristol."
He was staggered all at once, for the in
vitation forced him to think upon his home.
He lived at Bath; his wife was waiting for
him there waiting to welcome him on his
return lrom his holiday. If he went on to
Bristol what would "it mean? It would
mean that- he had deserted his home left
his wife and child forever. He recoiled
before the thought
"Well?" asked the lady, smiling on her
victim as she saw be hesitated.
The train had already began to slow.
"Well?" she asked again, a little im
patiently. Still lie sat there silent, a strange expres
sion on his face. The train was already
running into the Bath station. On the plat
form was a young woman neatly dressed,
holding in her arms a child. As the train
slowly rolled along, she peered with eager
curiosity into every carriage that passed be
"There he is! call out to him, dear!
say 'Papa. "
And the little fellow, proud of his prow
ess in the realms of ipjech, echoed in his
shrill treble the word 'Papa.'
The young man leaped from the carriage
into the arms of his wife.
"How are you. Noel?" she asked,
anxiously. "Why, how excited you look.
Has anything happened?"
"Nothing much my love, thank God. I
have had a bad dream, that is all."
"And how did you come to be traveling
first-class? And "who is that grand lady at
the carriage window who is looking after
you so curiously?"
"I do nof Know who she is," he an
swered. "I can tell you, sir," said the guard, who
was close beside him. "She is the Countess
of D " who was the actress, yon know,
and married Lord D and was then di
vorced from him. You remember that case,
Noel shuddered. He did indeed remem
ber that horrible case.
"You are cold, my love," said his wife.
"No, dearest But let us be off You
don't know how I long to be at home
again." Hoy Tetlelt in Uu Letdi Mercury.
"As delicious as Cudahy'g Bex Brand" is a
by-word among ladle in comparing boef ex
traots. Ask your, gtoeer for "itex,"
Saturday, Dec. 31, 1392.
Great Reduction in Prices
HATS AND BONNETS,
AND PBICES ABB ALL BEDTJGED TO
HALF AND LESS THAN HALF.
Trimmed Hats and Bonnets that were $10
to 25 are now reduced to
Five Dollars Each,
Eight Dollars Each
And Ten Dollars Each.
Most of these Hats and Bonnets are
MODELS from noted Parisian modistes
all are good and stylish or street, theater
and evening wear.
Trimmed Sailors, black, blue and colors,
with plain and polka dot bands, that were
$1 to 1 25, are reduced now to
Fifty Cents Each
And 75 Cents Each.
Ladies' Alpine "Walking Hats, black. and
colors, that were SI are reduced now to
75 Cents Each.
Ladies' TJntrimmed Fronch Fur Hats and
Bonnets, black and colors, that were ?2
and f 2 50, are reduced now to
A Dollar Each.
Children's TJntrimmed French Felt Flats,
black and colors, that were 2 CO are re
duced now to
A Dollar Fifty Each.
Paris Lamp Shades
We have just 16 left, and former prices
were 512, 515 and 520 all now reduced to
9G, $7 and $10.
JOS. H0RNE & CO.'S
PENN AVE. STOKES.
Nerve M Blood
THE ONLY REASON
For the continued increase of THE
DISPATCH Want Ads is that they
give satisfactory returns.
A Court Officer Declines to Fay Thirty Dol
lars Alimony and Is Promptly Fnt In
Jail Criminal Docket Is Clear With the
Exception of Blot Cases.
A court officer was given the experience
yesterday ot having the Court send him to
the county jaiL Joseph B. Chalfant, a tip
staff of Common Pleas Court No. 2, was be
fore Judge Stowe in the Criminal Court on a
charge of desertion preferred by his wife.
Chalfant is a large man and his wife is a
handsome young woman. They live on Mt
Mrs. Chalfant's story was to the effect
that her husband beat and abused her, and
finally, when she could stand his cruelty no
longer, she left him. She then sued to
compel him to support her. Chalfant de
nied his wife's charges, and said that she
left him without cause.
Judge Stowe made an order directing
Chalfant to pay his wife 30 a month and
give a bond in the sum of 500, conditioned
to pay. Chalfant remarked that he would
not pay it, and he was at once committed to
jail to remain there until the order of Court
is complied with.
SUIT FOB $50,000.
The Arbnthnot Estate Claims Heavy Dam
ages From a Contractor.
The estate of Charles Arbuthnot yester
day entered suit agaiust William Kerr's
Sons, contractors, for ?50,000 damages. It
is stated that in August, 1892, the late Mr.
Arbuthnot contracted with the defendants
to have them take down the east wall of the
building atNos. 719 and 721 Liberty street
and shape up the building so that it could
be rebuilt, etc. The contract price was
The defendants, it is asserted, did not do
the work properly, and as a consequence
in October the Building Inspector ordered
the building to be torn down. They were
compelled to do this, and they place the
damages at $50,000, for which it is asserted
the defendants are responsible.
A Property Dispute.
An action in ejectment was begun,by T.
J. Ford and L. B. D. Beese, trustees of the
will of Emma C Strickler, against Edward
Bailey and a number ot others, to gain
possession of a valuable piece of property
on Fulton and Colwell streets.
Damages for a Spring.
A statement was filed in tbe suit of Mar
garet E. McHenry against J. M. Hill and
others. It is an action to recover for dam
ages said to have been caused to a spring on
the plaintifl's property by an oil well be
longing to the defendants.
He Wonts His Tools.
Eobert A. Lacy entered suit against the
Suburban Bapid Transit Company yester
day to recover 500. Lacy had tools valued'
at'S286 82, which the company is said to
have taken possession of and refused to re
turn them to him.
Suit Against the City.
Messrs. Ott Brothers, contractors, en
tered suit against the city ot Pittsburg to
recover $1,714 56, claimed to be due for the
grading of Lortry street, from Second ave
nue to Shippen street
Trial List for Next Week.
The following is the trial Hit for Criminal
Court next week;
Tnesdav Stewart Eodsrcrs murder.
George V. Bndlsill, W. 3. Backhouse, Mike I
jf ' Jizs!zffS? Bend for
COe. " "tetSplslr
per box. gSfeissZF
v w& ?.wu. .r :
MAKE A RESOLVE
Make up your mind now to set
home-making fund.' We are with
ing their interests, helping them to
make their homes attractive places,
"'5 w "u i., uu icss icauy wash, uu uiiti icnus auu at iuwu price., -j"
anv Other hnnsp in tYi rreHi rmcinMs. 1
FIFTY CENTS TO THREE DOLLARS A WEEK.
That's all we ask on from 512 to 5100
immense stock of
Furniture, Carpat?. Oil Cloths.
Clocks,. Bronzes, Eta
lEPOTXIR liE&G-IE STOBES
In Pittsburg. Baltimore and Wilmington
We manufacture and bur heavily ?et
the smallest percentage above manufacturers' cost save heavy discounts on bills by buy j
ing for cash, and in consequence CAN AND DO SELL WOB LESS MONEX", and girt
longer credit than our competitors on these terms: '
$ 12.00 WORTH, 50 Cts. GASH AND 50 Cts. WEEKLY.
$25.00 WORTH, $1.00 CASH AND $1.00 WEEKLY.
$50.00 WORTH, $2.00 GASH AND $2.00 WEEKLY.
$75.00 WORTH, $ 2.50 CASH AND $2.50 WEEKLY.
$100.00 WORTH, $3.00 CASH AND $3.00 WEEKLY.
INVESTIGATE OUR STOCK AND METHODS.
"We are sure to please you; sure to win your confidence and esteem:
MURPHY BROS. CO., 27 Seventh St.,
Around ths Carner from
Skating hasn't been as fine in years as it is at present;
and, in order to enable the boys to enjoy the rare sport,
we will give a pair of
SOLID STEEL SKATES
, Worth at Least $i Per Pair,
With Every Boy's
FIFTH AVE. AND
Jordan, J. G. Ebbert, John IV. Knortli, Al
bert Wilkert. IVm, Gagen, .Bryan Devino (5),
Edward Gould, Rose F.owe (2). Edward Itur
ron, Henry Hays, Peter O'Donnell, Mary
O'Donnell, Wm. Weed. Robert Noven,
Henry E. Taylor, John breinnlug, John
Wednesday D. J. McWilliams, murder;
Wm. Bennett et al., Newton Green, H. T.
Brodns (2), Thos. Brown, JIartin ilallernn,
James Foley, Thos. Bowen, Edwaid Burke,
G. W. Tyock, James Mclntoh, Jounlo
Marsh, Louis Simon, Virginia Little.
Thursday Chus. L. MInscImll. Involuntary
manslaughter, Horace F. Lowry, atr.nol
Pickering. Johrt Kenrler (2). George Keogler
(3), Joseph Kramer, Henry Hobtnson.Maiioa
Krause, Daniel Barker, F. E. Johnston, J. H.
Friday Clara Lantz.
HELD BACK BY HOMESTEAD.
The Criminal Docket Would Be Clear Were
It Not for the Blot Cases Disposing of
an Average of 10 Cases Per Day.
The Criminal Court yesterday adjourned
jury trials until Tuesday. District Attor
ney Burleigh has been making the fur fly
this term, and up to yesterday had drawn
some distance ahead of his excellent record
of last term. He has already disposed ot
340 cases, or over 16 per day, and in doing
so has canght up with the work left by the
grand jury to be done. It has been ordered
back for January 9 to provide more bills of
Were it not for the Homestead
cases, Mr. Burleigh said, he
would be able to clear the calendar for the
present term by the end of next month.
This would save the county for February
$150 a day for jnrors, outside of the large
amount of cost which the county has to
pay in a month's time.
A large number of cases were disposed of
D. W. Pollock, tbe insurance agent who
was convicted two days ago of false pre
tense, was sent to the workhouse for a year.
George Penrod was convicted of stealing
an overcoat from Frank Wolferd, of Brad
dock, and sent to the penitentiary lor
IS months. '
John K. Comstock, of Lawrenceville;
George Fink,ot Allegheny; Andrew Martle
and Conrad Welch, ot Boston, Pa., were
convicted of illegal liquor selling and bned
$500 and sent to the workhouse lor 30 davs.
Katie Beynolds was sent to jail for thirty
days for stealing a lot of wearing apparel
from Elizabeth Smith, of West Elizabeth.
Mary Mamel, who wa charged with
swearing falsely before Alderman Blrich
ner, of the Southside, in the Schneider
suit, was acquitted, and the costs placed
on the prosecutrix, Maria Schneider.
Henry and David Heifer, of the West
End, who were convicted of asanltin:
Colonel G. W. Dawson were fined KO and
$23 respectively, and sent to the workhouse
for one day.
THZ BAINEYS L03S.
Injunction to Bestroln Them from Banning
a Plant Is Granted.
The celebrated Kainey case was decided
yesterday by Judze Acheson. P.ainey
loses, and most now either remove his
plant from Sedgewick, Pa., or make n
satisfactory agreement with the Herberts.
The complainants brought tbe suit in 1S91,
alleging that their property was being in
jured. They offered to compromise if
Bainey paid $2,500, but he refused and the
case came to trial.
The Court orders a permanent injunction
restraining Bainey from locating or erect
ing ovens on Front street, Seduewick, or
from operating any ovens so near the prem
ises ot the complainants as to injure it
A WOSIAN'S PAGE that will please and
Interest .every lady reader In THE DIS
FOR THE NEW YEARS
by from $z to 3 a wee. a
the people working with , '
make housekeeping easy, aidh, '.-'!
selling them the furniture, cat jji
worth of such goods as you may want from oni
Stoves, Rugs, Curtains. Comforts 'if
enable us to do an enormous hnsinii
the nick of the market in crondi -ret thm u '
Penn Ave., Pittsburg, Fa.
Suit or Overcoat
AN OIL PE0PBIY DECISION.
Keserratlon of Products Beneath the Sur
face Holds Good. t
Huntihgtos-, W. Ya., Dec. 3a lBp.
cial Oil men in this State and in West
ern Pennsylvania are greatly interested in
the decision rendered by Judge Jacobs,
of the West Virginia Circuit Court,
in tne case of Graham versus Shay. In
1863 P. W. Stocking Fold 110 acres
lying east of Sistersville to Bawler Moore,
reserving an undivided one-half of all the
oil and minerals underlying tbe tract sold.
The reservation was rated no incumbrance
on the land which was sold by Moore, pass
ing through the handi of several purchasers
and now owned by George Graham, J. S
Woods, Eobert Varner, O. S. Thistle and
the Cramlet heirs. The Stocking heirs
leased ihe oil riebt reserved in Moore's
deed to J. W. Shay. He began operations
on the Graham farm, and Graham brought
suit in ejectment to clear him and his out
fit off the territory.
Tbe decision handed down by Judge
Jacobs holds that the reservation is good;
that it was not necessary to have paid taxes
on the oil until 1891; that the oil is realty,
and that the Stocking estate is entitled to
one-half of the oil; furthermore, that their
rights had not been impaired, much less
lost, by the adverse possession of the
parties" owning the surface for so many
years. There are now 11 producing wells
on the 140-acre tract in question and two
more wells are being drilled in, so that the
and is very valuable.
A BT7BOLAB TKAPPED.
The Owner of Stolen Goods Finds Them
and AwalU the Tiller With a Gun.
New Castlt Dec. SO. ipan'at Bob
beries in Lawrence county still continue,
and it now looks as if an organized ganr
had taken possession of the county. In ad
dition to the five robberies by masked me
already reported, there was another last
night This time the residence of John
Pond, near Volant, was visited. Mr. Pond
and his wife were in the yard, when soma
one entered the house and stole a satchel
containing some clothing, an overcoat and
a purse containing 50.
Shortly after Mr. Pond missed the satchel
and, after instituting a search, found the
missing articles in a fence corner. By this
he concluded that the robbers or robber
would return, and he laid in wait About
9 o'clock Mr. Pond saw a man approach
where the articles were secreted, and with
out warning opened fire upon him. At the
first shot the man fell, bnt quickly got np
and made his escape. Blood spots were
found where the unknown lelh
SAFETY IN MINE SHAFIS.
The Problem Believed to Be Solved by aa
Inventor In Akron.
AlxrANCE, Dee. 30. Spedd. J. F.
Lewis, of the Automatic Machine Com
pany's works, is the inventor of a safety
appliance for use in mine shafts, or where
ever cages or elevators are used for ascent
or descent Tests have been made before
representative coal operators and the n
suits are said to be successful.
The inventor got on a 1,500-pound cage in j
a deep shaft, and, when the cable by which j
it was suspended was cut, he stopped tut
descent of the cage in several instane'S
with no injury to himself or outfit
A BIc Clear List Approved. r
WASHraGTOK-.Dec 3a Secretary Noble-
to-day approved clear list No. 2, embracing
QA R7K ? nf land Ivinrv within the Pri
mary limits of the grant for the Atlantic)?
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