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I I 1 llv PBOGBESSBACKWABD "Gail Hamilton Mates a Vigorous As sault Upon Democratic SERVICE REFORMATION. The Advance of l'nblic Sentiment on the Spoils System. SDXSIIIXE DKVWX FROM CUCUMBERS frnUTTBV FOR THE ISlATCn.l The remarkable nature of Prof. Not ion's assertion regarding Mr. Curtis's re form achievements can only be seen in the full sunlight of the details published in his own report. The press has given them too little attention, and there is no sign that Prof. Norton has ever taken them to heart. This man, who has achieved more for re form in the last 20 years than all other men put together, declares of vhole departments of the Government that, "as a body they were trained and competent officers, but (under his reform administration) the great majority of them have been removed or re duced and their places have been filled by untrained successors." Docs Prof. Nor ton observe that this is a declaration of re trogression and not of advance? It is an official statement that the administration of the Republican party, which Mr. Curtis abandoned on the question of reform, had practically accomplished civil service reform by filling the offices with trained and competent men, and that the Democratic party which Mr. Curtis had embraced for the sake of reform, in combination with the "Independent" party which he had organized for the pur pose of reform, outraged its principles and supplanted trained and competent officers by untrained and incompetent successors. And all that Mr. Curtis can say in mitiga tion of sentence is that although the general change which has been made under this ad ministration "has not improved the service, the disadvantage ill disappear somewhat with the larger experience of the new offi cers. MARYLAND'S SIX. But this is the sum and substance of the spoils argument The veteran machine politicians maintain that much of the work is so far a matter of rule and routine that any intelligent man can soon master it, and that the benefit of rotation in office quickly offsets and more than offsets the disadvan tage of inexperience. It is odd to see the great leader of reform unfolding as an apol ogy for a banner a little rag that has long been used in oiling the machine. Whatever of strain the reform conscience may have suffered in exculpating the Presi dent is freely relaxed in contemplation of Mr. Eugene Higgins. The stern New York leader of reform pronounces "a condition of politics which is a national bv-word of cor ruption" to be "the contribution of the Democratic party in Maryland to civil ser vice relorm." But why so pale and wan, fond Lover; prithee, why so pale over Maryland's sin? why should that unhappy State be singled out lor censure? Is not the receiver as bad as the thief, the appointer as the appointee? The men whom you name lor condemna tion, the Appointment Clerk of the Treas ury, Indian Commissioner, naval officer of the port of Baltimore, I know nothing about them, but were they not all, as officers, the creation of yourReform Presi dent" How can they be "notoriously cor rupt" and the reformer who appointed them be a sincere and courageous reformer? Taking it put safely on the Marylanders, Mr. Curtis improves the occasion to put in a much needed plea for himself, lamenting that "the startling fact is not so much the corruption as the spirit which accepts cor ruption as necessary in politics, and which ridicules vigorous protest and resolute action against it as Pharisaic cant, and derides the man who insists upon honesty in public life as a guileless cherub astray from paradise, or a sneaking hypocrite who is holding out to sell himself for a higher price." ANTE-ELECTION TLEDQES. Softly, softly, guileless chernb; for I will not, I may not, accept the alternative, if for no other reason than that the man who has already given himself away cannot be sold. We are losing ourselves in a mud dle. It is too late to make American citi zens believe that laughing at such "inde pendent" antics is accenting corruption as necessary in politics. It is not vigorous protest and corresponding action that is ridiculed as Pharisaic cant; it is vigorous protest for reform and double back action against it. Not the man who insists upon honesty in public life is derided as a cherub or denounced as a hypocrite, but the man who insists upon it before election and leaves his party on the plea of such insist ence, and after the election ceases to insist and is content to divide the spoils. Honesty?! 1 tue debates preceding the election, was Mr. Curtis careiul to mention that a general partisan reconstruction of the civil service, to the great deteriorization of that service, might be anticipated from his civil service reform candidate? Can Prof. Norton point to a single speech, a single paragraph in which his hero's fore sight and efforts combined to invite his countrymen to vote for Mr. Cleveland on the ground that he reserved to himself the right to disintegrate and demoralize the w ole civil service of the country? When Florida burst into wrath against the politi cians who are "monkeying with the mail service," agairst scandalous appointments "without character or respectability or even decency," against "a mail servicesuoh as we now have in Florida, which is not only a disgrace to the Government but a serious drawback to the prosperity of the State," did Mr. Curtis refer them to his assurance in 1881 that this was just what he left his party to secure and just what the President's ante-election declarations were carefully considered to promise? SICKS OF BEACTIOX. There is nothing in the way of partisan change, of corruption, of disaster to reform on which Mr. Curtis does not confess judg ment, in whole and in particular; yet he sets up men of straw to be reproved as "hasty and inconsiderate in flunking that because the President does not apply the principles of reform in their fullest scope uniformly everywhere and immediately he may be justly denounced as a liar and a traitor." Away with such child's plavl It'is too in fantile even for a guileless cherub. But Mr. Curtis still claims that there is progress. The administration has gone backward, but the reform has nevertheless gone lorward and thus has put him in line with Prof. Norton's eulogy; "while we find," says Mr. Curtis with an exquisitely delicate sensibility to euphuism which can not have escaped Prof. Norton, "while we find a certain reaction in executive and legislative conduct, we can see only steady procress in public sentiment" "There are no signs of executive and leg islative reaction, but these do not affect the value and significance of the progress which reform has already achieved." Signs of reaction! Moderation of language could no farther go. A clgan sweep by the Executive, a brusque and scornful no! from the Legislature is only a sign of reaction. Perhaps it was wie to dissemble their love of reform, but why did they kick it down stairs? Such a movement could not be rec ognized as advance at any less advanced post than that located by Prof. Norton as the rear van of our array. But public sentiment is not subject to mathematical measurement and there is no proving that sunshine cannot be extracted from cucumbers as long as Prof. Norton, Mr. Cnrtis and the cucumbers last. It is only a little droll to see the process. The silence of a Democratic State platform on reform is a ray of such light as never was on sea or land, hut it warmed the cockles of the reformer's heart A Democratic con vention praised the President and the plat form did not denounce the reform! This marks an advance in public sentiment A KAY OF KETOEM. A Democratic convention did not de nounce civil service reform! Why should it? The Democratic party is no youth fol lowing high an ideal pursuit It wants the offices; that is all. The Reform President whom it praised was gathering them in at the rate of nearly nine a minute. Angels could no more. "Why should the Demo cratic party denounce" such reform as that? It likes it With a President who can lick up the reformers with his tongue and collect spoils with both hands, the Democratic party may al waj s be depended upon to be as still as mice in a cheese. A ray of reform sunshine lighted up a Presidcutal circular, warning office holders against obtrusive partisanship, but clouds obscured it and before Mr. Curtis had even finished his paragraph a cyclone swept away the circular altogether. But Mr. Curtis clung to his cucumber like a little man, like a guileless cherub. With the exception of one officer, and he a Republi can, Mr. Curtis was forced to admit that no violators of the circular, "so far as I am aware, have been removed. The circular as a warning, therefore, has been neglected with impunity, and as an order it is a dead letter. Very recently it has been ostenta tiouslv and flatrrantlv defied in Baltimore, and should the defiance pass unrebuked the circular may be regarded as withdrawn." Vigorous protestl Resolute action! Wor thy the youth who erewhile led the battles of his country with paper banner and pen holding flagstaff! Practical disregard of sound principles by executive officers, the reformer claims, "is not so significant as the lactot tne rapid and unquestionable growth of a public sen timent which scrutinizes and condemns practices which were but recently univer sally justified." CURTIS INVENTION. To all the sunshine thus extracted Mr. Curtis has the right of an inventor. He implies that the Republican administra tions which he himself helped to place in power deteriorated the public service, or ganized it on merely partisan principles and were universally justified by a people who cared little "that the Government should be honestly administered." If these are not the "practices" he refers to, what are they? If these are the "practices" he re fers to, how came the succeeding Democratic administration to find the departments filled "with trained and com petent officers," whom it could eject and did eject only for partisan reasons? Putting Mr. Curtis' two admissions together, the excel lence of the Republican civil service and its J partisan overturning oy tne reiorni adminis tration, his advance in public sentiment amounts to this: Republican administra tions, without professing to be technical civil service reformers, conducted the busi ness of the country on business principles of fidelity, integrity, constant improvement and general good sense, so that there was very little occasion for public sentiment to clamor or condemn. Mr. Curtis' reform ad ministration came up, checked the good work of 20 years, substituted the worst and the most of the spoils svstem, and disturbed the business of the country; and Mr. Curtis claims the resultant outcry of protest as the the one proof of his success, the tribute to his victory! "See what an uproar I have made," cries the guileless cherub. "There was not half so much noise against corruption in any Republican administration." If this is what Prof. Norton means by the chief political gain of the last 20 years, then he was quite right in attributing it to the manipulations of bis high follower of ideal pursuits more than to the labors of all other men. A HARDER WORK. But Mr. Cuitis confronts a harder work than this. Recognizing "a complete parti san change in the civil service and a scorn ful rejection of reform bills in Congress," as only a "certain reaction," claiming to see in spite of such "reaction" a steady progress in public sentiment, and proffer ing that progress as tue Iruit ot his JU years' labors and the proof of his political wisdom, he is still obliged to use the public seiuijueiii jur iue jusliuuuuuu oi nis re form President in demoralizing the public service. He pleads that the President "hon estly cherished" the principles of reform, but public sentiment would not permit him to put tbem in practice. He pleads that "courage and sincerity unsuDported cannot deal effectually with the abuse now for midably fortified in party tradition and strengthened by party spirit," and that "his extreme doubt of being able to accomplish reform arose from the fact that the public mind was but partially informed upon the subject" It seemsto the non-professional observer that public sentiment is a good deal over worked. Publio sentiment had admittedly pushed on the Republican party into con tinuous and measurably successful civil ser vice re'orm. Yet it" had immediately to force President Cleveland into ousting re form, into substituting, as fast and as far as would not actually stop the wheels of Gov ernment for trained and competent officers, men so notoriously incompetent and corrupt, according to the reform standard, that their appointment was a national disgrace, and their service a national disaster. PUBLIC SENTIMENT. Public sentiment is required to furnish at one and the same moment au excuse to the President for debauching the civil service, and a laurel to the reformers who procured the debauchery. Public sentiment must at one and the same moment be clamorous against reform to save the President from discredit, and clamorous for relorm to crown Mr. Curtis with glory. The reformer will justify Prof. Norton's eulogy by availing himself of the same stratagem which he recommends to the President He seems to think that how ever complete may be his overthrow, if he does not formally surrender, no one will discover that be is defeated; and in his anxiety to avoid the embarrassment of rec ognizing defeat, he does not hesitate to in cur the risk of disgrace. Even Prof. Norton's extraordinary rheto ric does not alter or make us forget the fact that during the most trying emergency of our time Mr. Curtis bore himself as becomes a patriotic citizen and an honest man. For his unwearying services in that hour of storm and stress he deserves to receive, and he will receive, the grateful and sympa thetic admiration of those who love their country. All the more painful is it to see him rise and attest the overthrow of every principle whose establishment has been the avowed object of his later life, bear witness to the opposition, the contempt, the ridicule which the folly of his political leadership has evoked, and yet think of retrieving the situation only by smiling feebly around upon the wreck and ruin and plaintively asking: "Is not this great Babeldom which I have built?" Gail Hamilton. Death of a Lady Whose Uusbnud Disap peared Twenty-Two Ycnra Aso. ISFECUL. TELEGRAM TO THE PISP ATCD. TJniontown, February 9. The death of Mrs. Catherine "Vanderslice,who was buried at New Salem to-day, closed a life with a sad romance. Mrs. Vanderslice was the wife of James Vanderslice, who come to this county with his two brothers from Philadelphia, where the family are well known, coming from an ancient Holland family. Near the close of the war James Vander slice removed with his'familv, then consist ing of his wife and several children, to Col umbiana, O. While there he engaged in the cattle business and .formed a partnership with P. Kline. They bought and sold cattle for the Pittsburg market, and Vanderslice usually made the trios to the city in charge of the cattle they shipped. One day while making one of his usual trips, in 1867, the train was derailed at Rochester, Pa., and some of the cattle were killed. The acci dent caused considerable delay, and when Vanderslice arrived in the city he found the market way down. Not liking the outlook, he decided to run the risk of the Philadel phia market, and took his cattle on to that city. But he found the situation no better there, and the result was a loss of about $1,200 on the shipment. Vanderslice returned to Columbiana very much depressed in spirits. He had become further indebted to bis partner Kline, to whom he owed in all about $2,200. Thjs financial reverse weighed on his mind until his queer actions attracted notice. Finally he suddenly and mysteriously disappeared, and he has not been seen nor heard from by his family since that day, which is now about 22 years ago. GLADSTONE'S VISIT TO K0ME. A Statement of the Reasons Which Led to Ills Kofuml. New York, February 9. The Catholic News of this city has received from its Rome correspondent a cablegram stating: "Mr. Gladstone has resigned his contem plated visit to the Eternal City al the ex press wish of the Italian Government, and in accordance with earnest requests from persons high in the diplomatic service of England." The dispatch states that Signor Crispi has brought all the influence he could command to make Mr. Gladstone change his mind or return to England without vis iting Rome. One of the Pope's domestic prelates re marked to the correspondent: "This is an other proof that, the Italian Government fears the influence of Leo XIII. on the minds of men who come into personal con tract with him. It was feared that Glad stone might sanotion an appeal to the na tion and give countenance to a scheme, which it is known the Holy Father has in view." Whose Hats Do You Wear? . Bennett's, Corner Wood st. and Fifth ave. I find them the best. The Finest Cracker Made. Everybody uses Marvin's Orange Blossom soda crackers. Nothing like them was ever produced before. Don't fail to try them. TTSU Whose Hots Do You Wear? Bennett's, Corner Wood st. and Fifth ave. I find them the beet. Mtu-rlnge JJcense Granted Yesterday. tab Resldcncs. (Jacob Knowweskl Pittsburg )JaeIa Nowiciyk Pittsburg (Btaplian Leedham Pittsburg Mary A. Harrison Pittsburg I Stephen Nnacl Homestead ) Jullaniia KoccllulcV. llraddock ( Louis Stohl Braddoclc Lllzabetb Butterbach Pittsburg 1 Thomas Cbarmley Pittsburg I Annie Moran , Pittsburg (Ueorgc J. eff. Allegheny I Mary Iluber., Allegheny (Desire Colllge McDonald Station 1 Aline Berd McDonald button ( Michael Coyne . McKeesport ( Kate E. Joyce McKeesport j Frank E. htolil Pittsburg Amanda S. Jafocrt ...Fittsburg DIED. DOYLE On Saturday, February 9, 18S9, at 9:20 p. il, Peter Doyle, aged 60 years. Funeral from his late residence, 97 Cliff street, on Tuesday, at 9 a. m. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. 2 CRAWFORD On Saturday, February 9. at 1:10 p. m., Mrs. Amanda Crawford (mother of Crawford Bros.), aged 58 years. Funeral Monday, at 2 p. jr., from residence of her son-in-law, James B. Brown, 102 Elm street COLLINS-On Friday, February 8. 1SS9, at 10.30 p. m., Thomas Colmi.s, aged 75 years. Funeral from his late residence, corner of Forty-elchth and Railroad streets, on Sunday, February 10, at 3.30 p. M. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. FAIRLEY On Friday, at 2:15 p. M., Gerav dine, daughter of James A and Annie Fair ley, aged 1 year and 8 months. Fnneral services at the residence of her par ents, Mary street, Nunnery Hill, on Sunday, at 2 P. M. HENNESSY On Friday morning, at 2X0 o'clock, Mary Hennessy, wife of Michael Hennessy, in her 64th year. Funeral from No. 101 Fifteenth street, South side, Sunday afternoon, February 10, 2 o'clock. 2 MARTIN At East Carmel. Col. co., Ohio. Eliza J. Martin, daughter of the late Robert Martin, formerly of this city. Notice of funeral in Monday's Dispatch. BCHMITT Of diphtheria, on Friday, Feb ruarys, 1SS9, at 12 o'clock noon, Mary Cecilia. daughter ol William and Mary Scbmitt, aged 15 months. Funeral from parents' residence, Idlewood, on Sunday, February 10, at 2.80 p. m. Friends of the family are respectfully Invited to attend. TRAVERS On Friday. February 8. 18S9, at 12 M., Mrs. JOHN Travebs, aged 67 years. Funeral from her late residence, 3 Federal street Pittsburg, on Sunday, at 2 p. m Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. ZIEGELMEYER On Thursday, February 7, lbs9, at 1130 A. M,, Hubert Zieoelmeyer, aged 36 years. Funeral from his late residence, 4613 Friend Ship avenue, on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends of the family and members of the C. M. B. A, are respectfully invited to attend. JAMES M. FULLERTON. UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER, No. 6 Seventh Street. Telephone 1153. OC18-WTSU w. H. DEVOEE SO. Advance Xctt for Mondny. Nine is an odd number. A very odd one, hut that's the figure which we intend shall make things lively around our stores on Monday. For to-morrow only we place on our counters about 225 elegant tailor-made suits, comprising imported cheviots, fancv worsteds, globe cassimeres and corkscrew diagonals, superbly made and lined with the finest of silk finished serge, at the quick selling price of $9. In the regular course of trade these suits would go for $25 and $30, but we want to sell 'em all to-morrow and our price is $0. This is our first suit sale of tbe season and is for Monday only. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House. Undertakers and Embaltners and Livery Stables, No. 512 Grant street, near Fifth avenue. At the old stand fine carriages for shopping or parties or opera at tbe most reasonable prices. 'J elephonc 22S. oc31-ds-wsu John L. 1 rexlfb. Paul uauee. BAUER & TREXLER, Undertakers and Embalmers, Livery and Sale Stable. No. 378 and JS0 Beaver ave. Branch office, 679 Preble ave., Allegheny City. Telephone 3116. auS-t62-MThsu DYSPEPSIA IS -THE BANE of the present generation. It is for its cure and its attendants. Sick Headache, Consti pation and Piles, that If Yon Want lo Bay Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Etc, You can save 20 to 25 per cent; all goods warranted. Will remove from 13 Fifth ave. to 420 Smithfield st April L Jas. McKee, Jeweler. SrRlNO styles of all wool French cballis, light and dark colorings, 50c per vd. mvfsu Hugus & Hacke. It Lead Tliem All. The most delicious soda cracker ever pro duced is Marvin's Orange Blossom. Your grocer keeps it. ttsu Tutt's Pills have become so famous. They act speedily and gently on the digestive organs, giving them tone and vigor to assimilate food. No griping or nausea. Sold Everywhere. Office, 41 Murray street, New York. TTSSU J- ADIES ' I i Have you seen tho latest In BANGST Come and see tbe LA TOSCA Something entirely new. Also a large assort, jnent oT gray switches. At MISS MARIE LANDERS', Artiste, No. 25 Fifth ave.,Hugus 4 Hacke building, upstairs. Take Sperbers elevator. felO-wsu SUGGESTIONS r TO THOSE WHO FURNISH WITH BRASS AND IRON Bedsteads. Brass, at - - $29 00 Iron, Brass trimmed, 9 75 3 feat wide by 6 ft 6 in. long. Other sizes at proportionate prices. P. C. Schoeneck, 711 LIBERTY ST. OPP. WOOD. -J V. felO-WFsn uflUliu, Perfect Fitting. 430-436 MARKET ST. Braddock House, 916 Main St. felO-su D wmm on ode entire STOCK OF 4 YOUNG LADIES', MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S FINE GLOAKS Ages 2 to 18 Years Inclusive. See Our Display in Windows and Xote Prices Marked on Garments, A, G, CAMPBELL & SONS 710 PENN AVENUE, Bet. Seventh and Eighth Sts. Je5-Tursu Slim Persons nnH nil urtin 9r. voAnnaA In ...AtiT. fMm iva- work, nervousness, excessive care or severe mental strain, will ha e no difficulty in gaining flesh and general health if they take MAGEE'S EMULSION regularly according to directions. This we guarantee without any hesitation, as we have jet to meet a slim or exhausted person who did not gain in weight rapidly while taking it. GAINED 33 POUNDS. Pawtuckkt, R. L, March 21, 1SS5. J. A. Magee & Co. Dear Sirs: I write to in form you that I have been taking your Emul sionoi Cod-Liver Oil, combined with hypophos phites and extract of malt, ever since the 19th of last November. It was recommended to me by Dr. Healey, of Newburyport, Mass., and while in the Anna Jacques Hospital I continued to take It up to the 1st of March, and in the meanwhile gained 331 pounds of flesh from its effects. Sincerely yonrs, Frank W. Hennessey, 206 Mineral Springs ave., Pawtuckct, R. L fel2-U8-su vm ITUrjE. Owing, to the property that we occupy now having to be sold, we are forced to dispose of all our goods before April next. Now is your time to buy. All goods marked in plain figures. No old styles. No shoddy goods. One visit will repay you. A. LARGER, 17 Federal 8t.,AU'y,Boylo Block. felO-su D JM rAINTERS are now our daily companions, and they are working hard to have our stores ready in due time for our immense Spring Opening of Cloth ing, Hats, Caps and Furnishing Goods. Meanwhile we are offering Special Values in Men's, Boys' and Chil dren's SUITS, OVERCOATS, SINGLE PANTS, UNDERWEAR, KNIT JACKETS, Etc. This is a rare opportunity for Bargain seekers. HE KEYER RETURNED. KEW ADTEftTISEMBNTS. NEW ADYERTISEMEKTS. SEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ", WEW ADYtRTIBEarENTS. . asw BOSTON NOVELTY STORE, Mmftk. "I m 8$$g"0'$g$g$g 406 and 408 Wood St flixMl a rvrrp. ttT- 11855 KscB ICHH 5 .. . Carpenters ,', nmaimuwek. ' ' STRASSBLFRGER & JOSEPH, ClotMers ai Merchant Tailors, 161 FEDERAL ST., Allegheny. fe3-wrsu MT. DE CHANTAL, Near Wheeling, W. Va., (SISTERS OF THE VISITATION.) A scbool of more than national reputation, offers exceptional advantages for thorough ed ucation of young ladies in all departments. Li brary of 6,000 volumes. Fine philosophical, chemical and astronomical apparatus. Musical department specially noted. Corps of piano teachers trained by a leading professor from Conservatory of Stutgart. Vocal culture according to the method of the old Italian mas ters. Location unsurpassed for beauty and health. Ten acres of pleasure grounds. Board excel lent. For catalogues and references to patrons In all the principal cities, address se9-q76-SU THE D1REOTRESH. m miL Rattan Baby Carriage, parasol top, only 85. 50 new pieces Statuary (imitation of Rogers') 50c to S3 50. Tables, black walnut and oak, f 1 to $2. Wall Pockets, new styles, 50c, Jl 25. Ruby Pitchers, 15c 39c, 50c and 75c. Ruby Tumblers, 10c each, ?1 dozen. Howell's Ammonia Water, 7c and 9c bottle. Towel Rack, three arms, only 5c Ten-pin Hat Rack, only 10c Wash Boilers, copper boltom,89c Wash Benches, 99c 12-Ficce Toilet Bet, decorated, with jar, $5. 82-Plece Decorated Dinner Set, $9 39. 56-Piece Decorated Tea Set, S3 5a Wash Tnbs, all sizes, 25c to SI 25. Clothes Hampers, 50c to 31 25. Clothes Baskets, 49c to 00c. Cuspadores. assorted colors, 5c Acme Fry Pans, 5c We are receiving new goods every day for onr 6c and 10c counters, which are sold for double the money elsewhere. Call and ex amine our stock. No trouble to show goods. H. G. HAYDEN & CO. felO-wsu Tr You can buy Dry Goods, Ladies' Coats, Furniture, Carpets, Pictures, Silverware, Stoves, Bedding, for Cash or Easy Payments at Did Lowest-Pricea House in Pittslraii, 635 Smithfield Street. 635. fel0-su i. PHOTOGRAPHER. 18 SIXTH STREET. A line, large crayon portrait S3 6U; see them oeiore oraenng cisewnere. uaDinets, j anu 12 50 per dozen. PROmT DELIVERY. oc9-p70-MWTSu TO HOUSEWIVES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS. Rich Cut Glass AND Piano Lamps, At Reduced Prices. D. TAYLOR 4 CO., 017 Liberty street. Note Ladles, bargains await you. f e3 8-wrsu WISEacTHEY who improve every opportunity by taking advantage of it wise are they who during the past week have, or during this week will patronize KEECH'S new Mammoth Outfitting Establishment. This truly popular store, which, with its six vast floors containing everything suitable and requisite for the furnishment of your house or the clothing of your family, is continually underselling every house in its line in the city, be ing in pressing need of room to place its new spring stock, is now treat ing its patrons to the greatest bargains ever offered in trade annals. You have no idea of the money you can save, unless you make apersonal investigation, and you're welcome, whether wishing to buy or not. Including the choicest Parlori Chamber, Libra ry and Dining Room Suites, in oak, cherry, ash,'valnut, mahogany, i Mini:; (I Fills, MMs of Camets. House Fnrn- isiiiiEtt Plntliinn- liIDUIilllL ami nis. . Wiltons, Moquettes, Velvets, Body Brussels, Tapestry Brussels and Ingrains, as well as all kinds of Curtains, Queensware, Tinware, Woodenware, Silver ware, Cutlery, and the most celebrated makes of Stoves and Ranges, None but thoroughly reliable and new styles that will give satisfac tion, including 500 Seal Plush Sacques, Mm AwDirn MM iiajDii Mi iwDim tteil AwayDown. Aboye 'Goods Sold for Cash, or On Easy .:. Weekly Payments. .:. ElBOH'S, . 923 and 925 Penn Ave., NEAR NINTH STREET. Open Saturday Nights till 10 o'olook. feltau 1 M IK ABOUT LEADERS. Some merchants profess a holy horror of "Leaders." They consider them Illegitimate, un bnslness like, demoralizing, ete etc., etc, to the end of the chapter. Now, WE belleTe la "Leaders," and are not above eiring them occasionally AND OFTENER. Sometimes business is a little slncgish and needs stimulating, and we feel thai we cannot afford to standstill. Our expenses are too large for us to do a small business, and w are determined to sell goods eren If" necessary to cut profits. Of course, we prefer a large profit to a small profit, but we most d cidedly prefer a small profit to no profit at all, just ai a small loaf is better than no bread. ( It is astonishing how a bargain-A GOOD, GENUINE BARGAIN-will stir up trade. TALK OF MONEY BEING SCARCE 1 "Why, a genuine bargain (call them "Leaders," If you f will) will loosen all the stockings and leather pouches, and draw money from the savings banks, etc The very people who possess these savings the frugal ones they are the very first to ( appreciate a bargain. "Let the galled jade wince, our withers ara unwrung." r This week we shall offer MORE "LEADERS" THAN EVER. Read our list, and you wU f find our 60 departments well represented. , MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS. Eegular Prices. Men's All-wool Scarlet Underwear. 53 00 Men's All-wool Scarlet Underwear. 4 00 Men's French Bibbed Underwear 5 00 Men's Fowne's Astrachan Kid-faced Gloves 2 00 Men's Ferrin's best Kid Silk-lined Gloves. Men's Natural Wool Hose Men's Camel's Hair Hose Men's heavy Cashmere Hose BOYS' SHIRT WAISTS. i CO 25c 25c 25c Boys' Linen Shirt 'Waists, standing collar Boys' Percale Shirt Waists Boys' Striped and Colored Shirt "Waists. Boys' Dark Blue Percale Shirt Waist Boys' Linen Shirt "Waists (tucked) SBIALL BOYS' SUITS. ' Begular Boys' Pant Suits 54 00 ' Bovs' Pant Suits 7 00 Boys' Pant Suits 8 00 LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR. Kegular Prices. Ladies' Muslin Hubbard Gowns 75o Ladies' Muslin Skirts, with embroidered ruffle and tucks 63c Ladies' Muslin Drawers, with embroidered ruffle and tucks 75c Ladies' Muslin Embroidered Chemises 75c Ladies' Cambric Corset Covers, lace trimmed 87c LADIES' CLOAKS AND WRAPS. ' Befular Prices. Ladies' Beaver Newmarkets ?10 00 Ladies' Beaver Newmarkets 13 00 . Ladies' Short Beaver "Wraps 12 00 Ladies' Plush Coats 15 00 Misses' Cloth Newmarkets 3 50 Misses' Cloth Newmarkets 7 25 RIBBONS. Begular Prices. 12c 15c 40c 40c 45c 45c All Silks Satin Ribbons. Basket Ribbons, all colors Fancy wide Ribbon, different shades Handsome Moire Ribbons .'. Brocade Ribbons Gros Grain Satin-edge Ribbons Moire Sash Ribbons 51 10 LADIES' HOSIERY. Begular Prices. 15c 25o 75c 0c 63c Ladies' Begular Made Cotton Hose, plain and fancy Ladies' Fancy Cotton Hose, new spring styles Ladies' Black Silk Plaited Hose Ladies All-Wool Hose Ladies' Fine Oxford Merino Hose LADIES' WINTER UNDERWEAR. Begular . Puces. Ladies' All-wool Scarlet Underwear 75c Ladies' White Saxony Wool Underwear 51 25 Ladies' Striped Camel's Hair Underwear 2 00 Ladies' Plain Camel's Hair Underwear 1 50 Ladies' Imported Swiss Ribbed Vests 1 00 Ladies' Silk Bibbed Vests 1 25 Ladies' Finest Cashmere Underwear 2 50 LADIES' CORSETS AND BUSTLES. Begular Prices. Ladies' Corsets, fairly well made, but not a first-class article 50c Ladies' Fine French Corsets, embroidered busts.. 75c Ladies' Gray Embroidered Corsets, recommended for wear 51 00 Ladies' Long-waisted White Corsets 1 25 Ladies' 500-bone Corsets 2 00 Ladies' WireBustles 20c Ladies' Airy Fairy Bustles 35c Ladies' Airy Fairy Bustles, with pad 50c Ladies' Crescent Bustles 30c Ladies' Sea Grass Bustles 35c Ladies "New" Bustles 40c Ladies' Standard Bustles 50c Ladies' New Slope Bustles.. '50c Misses' Bustles 30c LADLES' DRESS TRIMMINGS AND BUTTONa Begular Prices. Ladies' New Black Gimp, two inches wide.. 50c Ladies' New Black Gimp, three inches wide 75c Ladies New Galoons, embroidered with silver and gold 51 23 Forget-Me Not Prices, 51 84 250 2 50 125 125 18c 18c 18 Forget-Me. Not Prices. 95c 98c 98o 1 15 125 Forget-Me- Not Prices. 52 00 350 4 00 Forget-Mc Not Prices, 47c 37c 37c 37o 48c Forget-Me- Not Prices, 55 75 10 50 800 10 00 2 75 650 Forget-Me-Not Prices 8c 10c 25o 25c 25o 25c, 88ck Forget-Me Not Prices 9c 19o 47e ' 37c 37o Forget-M Not PricS 23c2 75o 98c 93c 69c 75c 51 50 Forget-M Not Pricei 31c i 50c! 75of 75(jJ 5125 , 5o 23c' 35c j 25c 25c 33c' 40c I 40c 25c , Forget-M( Not Price! 23c! 44o 83c, Ladies' Tinsel Mixed Cord I2c Ladies' ifancy colored urnaments 2oc Ladies' Silk Ornament Gimp 47c Ladies' Tinsel Mixed Gimp 35c Fancy Metal Buttons, per doz 15c Fancy Metal Buttons, per doz 31c Handsome Jet Buttons, per doz 30c Bone Buttons, black and colors, perdoz 32c Colored Crochet Buttons, per doz 38c UMBRELLAS. Begular Prices. 26-inch Gloria Umbrellas, gold handles $2 25 28-inch Gloria Umbrellas, oxidized handles 4 75 26-inch Windsor Silk Umbrellas, natural (ticks 3 75 26-inch Windsor Silk Umbrellas, gold handles 4 50 26-inch Windsor Silk Umbrellas, oxidized handles 7 25 FANCY GOODS AND BRIC-A-BRAC. Begular Prices. Japanese Rose Jars 85c Sparta Vases 25 Bisque Figures 1 75 Fancy Poitou Vases 7 50 Fancy Doulton Vases 7 00 TRAVELING BAGa Begular Prices. 10-inch Club Bags. $1 50 14-inch Gladstone Bags 2 25 14-inch Club Bags. 2 75 LADLES' POOKETBOOKa Begular Prices. Ladies' Russia Leather Pocketbooks $125 Ladies' Russia Leather Pocketbooks, fancy corners, silver clasp. 2 00 Ladies' Fancy Embossed Leather Pocketbooks, oxidized silver clasp 3 50 Ladies' Russia Leather Chatelaine Purses 3 75 Ladies' Se.il Chateline Purses, silver clasn and chain 4 75 CLOCKS AND BRONZES. Begular Prices. Railroad Time-keepers 52 25 Bedroom Clocks, nickel-plated 3 00 Nickel and Brass Clocks 1 25 Bronze Figures 11 00 Handsome Bronze Figures 13 00 SILVERWARE. Begular Prices. One set Rogers' Double-plated Silver Teaspoons 51 50 One set Rogers' Triple-plated Silver Teaspoons 3 00 One doz.Rogers' Triple-plated Oxidized Teaspoons 6 50 One doz. Rogers' Triple-plated Silver Dessert Spoons 6 50 One doz. Rogers' Triple-plated Silver Tablespoons 7 00 One doz. Rogers' Triple-plated Silver Forks 7 00 One set Rogers' Triple-plated Silver Knives 3 25 FLEISHMAN & CO.'S New Department Stores, 504-506-508 Market Street, Pittsburg, IB felO-s 9o 15o 35c 25c ; 18c 25c 25c Forget-M Not Price 5175j 2 00-1 3 00 650 i Forget-M Not Price 60o 83o 5125 6 25 55U Forget-M Not Pric 5125 1 881 2 25 Forgei-3 NotPrie 75c 5125 200 238 350 Forget-1 Not Pric 5117 223 79 800 1100 Forget-J Not Pri. 5139 2 2J 5 18 5 63 550 563 220 ?