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V ' -Si c' - ts SU -A i "fr 'JTy, 1 1 4 4 l" jSTZii'ssist vSB8SslaL BE. . 3rs..ai i ESFLASH LAMP CODE. Sfae Coppers Are to Become Expert pr- Brass .Founders. Mm fsUAYITER IN MODO GOES IN FUTUBE FortiterinEe CIuds Ha?e Been Relegated to Desuetude. OEDIES POLICIAL A3D POLITICAL Chief Brown, of the Department of Public Safety, hat one of the character istics, if not all, -which made the great Xapoleon -the leading spirit of his day. The noticeable similarity is in the choice of the very best lieutenants obtainable. The solid infantry of the police force, under command of O'Mara and McAleese, mores with steady tread upon the criminal ranks, while the flying artillery of the patrol ser vice plays navoc among the Yellow Bow guerillas. The heavy siege guns of the Fire Bureau, keep the fire of the enemy at long range. Bnt the signal service of the Safety De partment is its latest and most usefnl ac quirement, binding all the various bureaus by a mystic chain of signs which are known only to the initiated. Morris Head, Chief ofjtheJBureau ot Electricity, is at present formulating a code of signals by which con versation can be held with the officers on their beats from headquarters. The flash light has already been explained in The Dispatch, and there is nothing easier than to i regulate the duration of this light so that Assistant Superintendent Boger J. ,OJHara could go to the CUy Hall, grab 5 b'old of the key and light up a First ward 'copper with the following: . J&? ' This is calculated to elevate the eduea 'Uonal standard of the police, and it will not 'be long before each patrol box will be sup plied with a key and sounder, and flashes of 'intelligence will course all through the Gamewell system, propelled by this array of educated cop. The club will be buried, and logic and law take its place in inducing the Old avenue first families to take -up a temporary residence in the Hotel de Brown, and the soft pleadings of Trnby Shaul, as he convinces the population of that locality of the error of its way&j will take the place of the Donnybrook Pair arguments hereto fore in vogue. Then will Chief Brown, in his stern manner, call up Inspector Mc Kelvey, of the Southside, and the following interesting colloquy will result: ..if I v Is- - ' . J ' k; r Ef .. . George Ordman, the representative of the Gamewell Company, when in Pittsburg, suggested a number of other improvements which Pittsburg could possess. The immense pressure of the natural gas wonld admit of the working of a police whistle in con nection with the flash light and sending a message, as well as giving a light caution and relieving the average policeman of the ., laborious task of bio winir his own horn. flnwtXbe ame code wonld answer for the semaphone as that in use in the United States army by making the arms work in dependently on the 22, 2112, 221 principle. This, however, is to be further along in case of a riot or uprising of any kind, in which case the semaphone would be used in , placing the skirmishers, as well as the re serves, or rallying the forces at any given point "When the Sergeant in charge of the Suad is not posted, which is improbable, 1 he has to know1 when he sees a pair ot red arms waving around like an insane windmill that be is wanted at that particular place. In the Central station, of course, a small gong will be put up similar to those in the the palral boxes, and when Inspector Mc- r. Aleese is the recipient of a message like the following off goes an official head. .VtMSi" be educational process has .already com menced, Chief Brown has issued a small library of text books and the police are studying their various positions from the definition of the position "at rest" to the synopsis of the different acts of Legislature and ordinances. Morris J. Mead is prepar ing the different signal codes and onr police will eventually become a very accomplished dnb, which can be used for almost any pur pose such as transmitting the following in structions from -Mr. Quay to the distin guished guest of last evening's banquet at ;tbe Duquesne Hotel. This transmitted to 'toMr. McKean through a policeman or any other medium would certainly astonish him. r. .. FREE! FREES FREES! FREESS Grand Parlor Book, PnblUher Price, 84, Distributed Gratis to KanfmannV Pa tron To-Morrow and Tuesday. Dore's Bible gallery: .Milton's Paradise Last, ) "on" The regular premium edition, size 10x12 'inches, gold edges and precisely the same work which all first-class book stores retail e$4, will be given free with every man's or boy's!uU or overcoat, or lady's or miss' cloak, costing not less than $10. We chanced to buy these books at away below their true value; otherwise we should never have been able'to present them to onr patrons. Truly, this- is gorgeous Christmas gift, and, il nm're wise, you'll secure one gratis. . i KATFMAirN8'. IEhesHVi sKwTr' " W it. m ' : .... . - Ai-t n '-Hg (OH "- RoHday Handkerchief", KillcXand "linen. Immense stock and low , pricW J. Inch's, 8 and 440 Mar g ketit , . $ "fCASK .jSM fr old gold and lilver at T ""HtteJrJkiovaw Xiwa avenue. J THE MILL WILL STAET. CoraopolU Wmii a Factory, bnt Opposes a Cemetery Charter. Coraopolis people seem to think their new steel-tool works is" ago. Operations appear to"have assumed tangible shap, though the Superintendent, Eugene Young, met with an accident the other day, and had his thigh broken. A well is being drilled to supply the works with gas, and though the cemetarlans may be knocked out, there may be suffi cient surplus gas to run a crematory. This is perhaps the best plan, anyhow, as Ed Cornelius suggested lately that the burial of bodies above the town might color the water unpleasantly. The present grave yard is an unchartered one, and some of the proposed incorporators of the new one say that a charter will have no effect either to color the water or taint it The Court will likely pass on the matter this week. There have been 30 houses built in the borough this year beside the development in Ivanboe, adjoining, and this seems to be pretty good evidence of substantial growth, indicating a growth of 16 per cent. This suburban growth seems to be largely lost sight of by those who trace the progress ot events in the city. Were the Imperial Hallway Company to establish commuta tion rates to all stations on its line and run a night train to connect with the night ex press on the Pittsburc and Lake Erie Railway there would doubtless be some bet ter developments, up Montour Bnn. 'PRIME CHRISTMAS BEEF.. U. F. Beilstein' Bis 6boK. VS THE ALLEGHENY MAEKET, STALLS 35, 37 JlS D 39. Every year for many years at this festive season Mr. Beilstein has been the first to make special arrangements to show some of the finest beef that can be had in the world. As usual, his stalls will be decorated and supplied with beef and other meats suitable to the occasion. Two magnificent animals were slaughtered a day or two since, and they have turned out to be some of the finest specimens ever handled by Mr. Beilstein. Their united weight before being killed was over 4,000 pounds, and the meat, though finer than the nsnal run, will be dispensed at the usual market price. On Tuesday morning, the 21th inst, on Christmas Day, and continu ing all through the week, this special line will be exposed for sale. Besides the prime beef he has prepared some extra fine South Down mutton, and all kinds of other meat suitable for holiday feasting, including roasting pigs. To the lovers of good beet this chance offers special opportunities which, as it occurs only once a year, will be highly ap preciated. The she w in itself is a picture and all are invited to come and see it whether they buy or not. ' It is fair to infer that the temptation to buy will be great and veryfew will leave without obtaining a souvenir of the occa sion. FREE! FREE!! FREE.'l! FREEHS Grand Parlor Books, Publisher's Price, 84, Distributed Gratia to Kanfmanma Pa trons To-Morrow and Tuesday! Dore's Bible gallery: SffiSffi1 I Illustrated by Milton's Paradise Lost,) "ore- The regular premium edition, size 10x12 '. menes, gom eages, ana precisely the same work which all first-class book stores retail at $4, will be given free with every man's or boy's suit or overcoat, or lady's or miss cloak,costing not less than $10. "We chanced to buy these books at awav below their true value, otherwise we should never have been able to present them to onr patrons. Truly, this is a gorgeous Christmas gift, and, if you're wise, you'll secure one gratis. KjLTJFMAirafS. SPECIAL AKRAKGEHENT. Excni-klon Tickets to Washington, Pa., Wbcallar, Brldreport.nd BelUIre Tla tbe PennsylranlR Line. Holiday excursion -tickets will be sold by the P., C. & St L. B, B. Co. every day from December 21 to January 1, from Pitts burg, Birmingham, Point Bridge, or Tern perancevijle to Washington.Ta., at rate of 5L35; Wheeline, 52.65, and from Pittsburg or Allegheny the Pennsylvania Company will sell tickets to Bridgeport at rate of $2 65 and Bellaire $2.90. Tickets will be good returning until January 4. 1890. 18,22,28 A Two Days' Wonder. There will be counters upon counters of clothing sold on Monday and Tuesday, and we want to sell more dnring the next two days than any other house in Pittsburg. We have marked prices that will draw the crowds. Monday we are open until 9 o'clock, and Tuesday until 11 o'clock even ings to accomodate onr natrons. Be sure and call as the bargains are simply im mense. $10 overcoMs and suits lor men, such as you have never seen before, at that price. Ask to see the Daisy overcoat at $10. Begular price for the Daisy is $20 to $22; ours is $10. Also see the fine line of chin chilla and kersey overcoat at $8 and $10. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court 'House. 1858, Holme' Beat. 1889. For medical use and for home purposes this whisky stands high, has been indorsed by chemists and Government officials. As a holiday need it has gained countenance by its purity and age. Families supplied with champagnes, wines, cordials and oest imported brandies, etc Send for catalogue or telephone orders for immediate delivery, No. 305. Christmas and New Year goods delivered promptly to all parts of the city, .&& xiuu uuu n.iiepacuy. "W. H. Holmes & Sou, 120 "Water street and 158 First avenue. TTSSU DOLIDAr TABLE DELICACIES. Lararest Line Lowest Friers. Better send for the Housekeeper's Guide; it will post you on everything in onr line; also contains valuable information for all housekeepers. Store open till 9 p.m. until Christmas. Wm. Hablaoe & Son", 18 Diamond Square, Pittsburg. Kotlce. No more advertising till after the holi days. Have more trade than we can ac commodate at present Thobntoh- Beos. COLBY PIANOS, COLBY PIANOS, Colby Planoa. Excellent in tone, magnificent in touch, elegant in finish and solid in construction. For sale at Hoffmann Music Store, 537 Smithfield street. Prices tbe most reasona ble. . Rich Cat Gin. Our stock now complete with every re quisite foi the table or buffet in all new and artistic effects. Our prices -and depth of cuttings are tbe very lowest. Beizensteik, 152, 154, 156 Federal t, Allegheny. Grand Holiday Sale Of fine embroidered suits, black silks, surahs, satins, plushes, velvets, henriettas, serges, cloths and French cashmeres at special low prices at H. J. Lynch's, 438 and 440 Market st AT Tail's Philada dental Tooms, 39 Fifth are., you can get the best set of teeth for $8 00. A good set for $5 00. Porcelains. Our own importations, f All the new things from all the famous potteries. Lowest prices, at Beiienstein's, 152,154, 156 Federal st, Allegheny. Grand Holiday Sale Of seal plush sacques, plash jackets, new markets, jersey jackets and children's wraps at barealn wieesit H. J. Lvefc'. 43S anH unVuUiL "" .W .Ml. I V V- , J. ALLEGHENY'S OfilGIN. The Deed of the City Site Found at Bedford. A MEMORABLE MEETING IN 1772. X lOrer Two Centuries of Local Growth Tersely Contrasted. BEDSKIN8 AND PALEFACES WEBB IN IT The broad acres which faced the frowning battlements of old Fort Pitt were, of course, ouce a howling wilderness. .The three rivers shone like lines of silver in the aforesaid wilderness, before oil refuse, bewage, and other incidents of the presence and occupa tion of the land by tbe then hated pale faces, away back in the year 1772. On the 19th of December a memorable meeting took place somewhere on the land which is now become Allegheny. The ac quisitive paleface met the covetous rekstin with promises, perhaps, of wampum, fire water, skins, or whatever was the going cur rency, and the formal dicker for Allegheny's site was concluded amid a halo of smoke from the'kinnekinnick pipes of the restive savages. That bargain was committed to writing, and tbe savage was driven still fur ther westward from the Allegheny Moun tains. For years the deed has slept the sleep of the just and the unjust but it has been broneht to lieht bv the Bed lord cor respondent of The Dispatch, and is fur nished verbatim, as follows: A GBZAT OLD DEED. Enow all men, by these presents that Whereas a certain Garret Pendergrass Senior of Bedford Settlement In the province ot Penn sylvania and county of Cumberland was settled some number of years past by leave of the chiefs or deputy's of tbe blx Nations of Indians on a Tract of Landwhere Bedf oralis now situ ated while the said Land was yet tbe property of us and onr said chiefs and deputy's said Pendergrass belnd dispossessed of said land In time of war between the French and En gllsh and before said Pendergrass could saifly return to lire on said land it was entered npon by people who have from time to time and vet continues to keep said Pendererass from tbe Enjoyment of said tract of land said Pender grass At the last Treaty Held at Port Pitt with tbe Representatives of the said Six nations in formed our said Chiefs or their Representa tives or depntys that be was deprived of the Above Tract of laud as above mentioned. Wherenpon us and our said deputy's did then at tbe Bald Treaty give him tbe said Pender grass our leave in writing under our hands to settle on a Tract of land called the Long Reach near the mouth of Yanghjagain but tbe said last mentioned Tract being at tbe time of tbe said Treaty or before it was Improved by some otner person or persons contrary to our .Ex pectation for which reason he the said Pender grass has not obtained Possession of the Latter mentioned Tract, and can not Qulatly Enjoy nitber ot the two above mentioned Tracts TEEMS OF THE GRANT. Now therefore that we the under or within bound Subscribers who have hereunto caused our names to be set and have put our marks the first of us assigning being one of tbe Chiefs and the other two depntys off the Said Six Nations do give and grant to the Said Garret Pendergrass his heirs and trustees forever our full leavo and liberty of us and for and in be half of the Said Six Nations to settle on a Tract of Land on tbe North Side of the All gaina River oposate to Fort Pitt to joyn tbe eaia river on tne one siue ana w Jixtena one mile and a half from the landing on the North Hide of tbe Said Aligania River opposite to Fort Pitt in form of a Cemi Circle from Said landing hereby granting to him and his heirs Trustees and assigns foil liberty to build bonses make Improvements and Cultivate tbe said Tract of Land or any part thereof and that the said Pendergass may the more Qulatly Enjoy the said Land 'and any benefit that him his heirs or assigns shall make or can make there by we do for ourselves and in bebalt of the said six nations discharge all people whatsoever from molesting or disturbing him the said Pen dergass his heirs Trustees or assigns In the pos session or quiat Enjoyment of the said land or any part thereof and we do by these presents firmly eneaze and promise to answer all objec tions that any Indian Tribe or Tribes may have Xo tbe making of the above settlements In witness whereof we have caused onr names hereunto to be snbscrloed and have hereunto Bet our marks In tbe Month of Feb ruary in the year of our Lord God. One thousand Seven hundred 4 Seventy. v Signed, Anooguit Enishshera or Captn Henry Mountare HM Connehraca hecat or tbe white Mingo. Bigned and agreed to before James Elliot GABEET Pekdxbgbass Decuord 8JS. Came before me the subscriber one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for said County the within named Indians viz: Anouguit, Enishshera or Capt Henry Mintore. Connehraca hecat or the White Mingo, and acknowledged the within Instrument of writing or bill of sale to be their Act & Deed & desired that the same might Recorded as sucU Given under mv hand and seal In the Month of February in the year of onr Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy James Elliot Recorded 19th September 1772 A. St. Claxb, Recorder. Although there are several old residents in Allegheny, there are few, if any, who can boast of a speaking acauaintancewithMethnselah. and the personal remembrances belonging to the above epocb in Allegheny City was held to -be clearly without the pale of the notice of the most superlatively oldest in habitant But to historians and antiqua rians a copy of snch a deed will prove an inestimable treasure. The tracing out of the deeded subdivisions of the tract would prove an excellent mental antidote to diseases of the mind and brain superinduced by holi day good cheer. URLING. OLD FRIENDS IN NEW QUARTERS. TJrllnat 3fc feon, the Well-Koown merchant Tatlora, Inatalled In Handsome Rooms, No. 47 Sixth Are. The oneninc of this reliable firm in the . .a -. ......... Lewis block is attracting considerable at tention even in the holiday season. Their friends and patrons will be ereatly pleased to see how handsome, Well lighted and com pletely equipped for handling an increasing business are their new rooms. But better still are the seasonable, handsome and ex clusive lines of overcoatings, suitings and trouserings shown by them; and best of all are the extremely low prices which are asked for everything. This firm can refer to a great number of the best people of Alle gheny connty,who have for years been regu lar customers. It is their aim to make friends by giving full value and the finest workmanship in every case. The public is Invited to call and inspect their new stock, and will certainly gain both pleasure and profit from a visit Our Mr. C. A. Muhlanbring has returned from a trip to the principal European cities, where he obtained ail the most recent ideas in fashionable tailoring. He will give our patrons the benefit of his skill. vrsu V FREE! FREEH FREE1S FREEH.". Grand Parlor Books, Psbliaber's Price, 84, Distributed Gratia to Kaoimanns' P. trone To-Morrow and Taeaday. " Dore's Bible gallery: Dantejs Purgatory; UHutratea by Dante's Inferno, tw Milton's Paradise Lost, ) uote- The regular premium edition,1 size 10x12 inches, gold edges, and precisely the same work which all first-class book stores retail at $4, will be given tree with every man's or boy's suit or overcoat or ladv's or miss' cloak, costing not less than (10. We chanced to buy these books at away below their true value, otherwise we should never have been able to present them to our patrons. Truly, this is a gorgeous Christmas gift, and, if you're wise, you'll.secure one gratis. Kaotmanns'. ' Stoola. Onr common sense stools, painted or .un finished, now devered on short notice. P. C. Schoeneck, 711 Liberty street. MTllsb Tromerlnea. The largest stock at popular prices. PitcAIKN'b, 434 Wood street HCBPXTONAli bargains in combination pattern areaee at fl SO. HO and ftf 60 each. jWH, j,.- HUGUS & HA.CKE.V AN ILKCTKIC 9VTU WeMlnakoBW Challece Ken for an Ex. pert Invettlfattoa ef she Merits of Their Respective ferateewref Efectric Llgbthc To the Editor of The DUpatcht An open letter, of which toe following is a copy, was sent on Fridav, December 20, to the Edison Electric Illuminating Company by the TJ. Electric Light and P. Company and TJ. S. 1'11'g Company: Office of the TJ. E. L. & P. Co. To the President of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company, of New York: Dear Sir You have for some time, by sending your officers and agents to our customers with incorrect and misleading statements, and spreading broadcast through your agents and paid agitators grossly In correct and even absolutely false informa tion, been attempting to prejudice the pub lic against the converter system ol incandes cent lighting as used by ns in this city. You have even gone so far as to attempt to influence the, Board of Health against us. We are opposed to any warfare except that which is open and straightforward, and therefore to settle tbe question to the satis faction of the insurance companies, the users of incandescent lamps and the be wildered public, we make the following challenge: First We challenge your company to a full and careful investigation of the relative economy and safety to the customer of the di rect current three wire system of incandescent lighting as used by your company and the Westinghouse converter as used by us. The Investigation to be conducted by a board of seven expert', three to be chosen by each side and the seventh by the six so chosen; one on each side to be familiar with insur ance matters and the others practical electricians. We expeet to prove by such an investigation that conductors carrying high tension alternating currents have been and are being safely and successfully operated underground. Second That the Westinghouse converter system as nsei by us insures absolute saiety to the user of incandescent lights, as the converter or transformer placed on the premises of each of our customers serves as an impassable barrier against fire or acci dents and reduces the current of the street mains to a harmless current, usually of 50 volts, or one-lourth the intensity of the cur rent introduced into the premises of the consumer under your system. , Third That the converter or transformer accomplishing as it does a complete separa tion of the currents in the street from the wires on the premises of the consumer, is absolutely essential for sate incandescent lighting. Fourth That under our system, the quan tity of current used by the consumer can be measured by our meter with the greatest ac curacy and that the measurements on the meter can be read by every ccstomer. We will be glad to submit to the com mittee other questions a? to the relative merits of tbe two systems which you wonld wish to have investigated. In order that our position may not be misunderstood by the public we have sent copies of this letter to the daily papers for publication. We do not fear publicity as we feel confident that the converter system which has come into al most universal use id Europe to the virtual exclusion of the Edison direct current sys tem will not suffer from a fair investigation by fair-minded men. - Very respectfully yours, The TTxited Electbic and Poweb Company. The United States IiLiriiiirATiNO Company. THE NEWSBOYS' HOME. Its Alma and What it Does. The question has been asked several times within the last week where and what is the Newsboys' Home? so one of the managers makes the following statement: The Newsboys' Home is an institution fitst established by Mr. Thomas P. Druitt, at 15 Old avenue, Pittsburg, about two years ago, and through his efforts some of our good, charitable people have taken hold of the institution, and are endeavoring to maintain a comfortable home and school for the poor, unfortunate bovs who have no home or friends to look after and guide! I them. - ' ' '"l The Newsboys' Home Association have now a charter and a Board of Directors and Managers, made up of well-known good citixens, who have realized the need these poor boys have for assistance. The portion of the building used for the Home is the secondhand third floors, The second floor being the school room and nlnv room for the boys, the third floor is divided into a kitchen, superintendent's room and dormitory, three bathrooms and washroom. Tbe kitchen is large enough to be used as a dining room. The dormitory is a lartrp.well lighted and well-ventilated room in which there are 40 cots with comfortable mattress and plenty of good clean bed-clothing to each. The building is heated with natural gas, and kept at a comfortable temperature at all times. A superintendent, cook and house girl are employed by the managers to look after the Home. The table is supplied with good, well- c'jvna snDstf, roodi T dormitory alld b,e?s?re KeP e, ?? heat The day . .; . . o-- r nrnnni is school is in session from 10 A. m. until 2 P. m.. and is provided with a competent teacher to instruct the boys. In the Sunday school, which is held every Sunday after noon, a number of ladies interested in the Home nave classes. The managers and superintendent look after the boys almost as closely as parents would do. They instruct them as to how they should conduct themselves, and en deavor to get them employment and chances to learn a useful trade and to save their money. Some of the boys have been in the Home for the past two years, and have been benefited by it. They now have good situations learning a trade, or are in busi ness. The boys are taught that to live they must work. Each boy is required to pay to the superintendent $1 CO per week board, which includes boarding and washing. If in case of sickness or from anv other good cause a, boy is unable to pay his board ing he is given a reasonable time in which to make up his debt Boys who willjiot workre not permitted to remain in the Home. Tne managers are well pleased with the success they have had id conducting the Home, and feel that, with a little assistance from the public, in a short time they can have a much larger and better Home for the poor boys. It is for this insti tution that the ladies are now getting up the Christmas pantomimes to be given at the Bijou Theater on the 26th and 27th instant The entertainment itself will be one well worth the price, and should be well patron ized to help the poor, newsies. FREE! FREEn FREEH! FREBtU! Grand Parlor 'Books, Publisher's Price, 84, Distributed Gratia to Kmnfmanna' Pa- trona To-Morrow aod Taeaday, Dore's Bible gallery: Dante's Purgatory, Dante's Inferno. Illustrated by Dore. Milton's Paradise Lost, Tbe regular premium edition, size 10x12 inches, gold edges, and precisely the same work which all first-class book stores retail at $4, will be given free with every man's or boy's suit or overcoat or lady's or miss' cloak, costing not less than J10. We chanced to buy these books at away below their true value, otherwise-we should never have been able to present-them to our patrons. Truly, this is a gorgeous Christmas gift, and if you're wise, you'll secure one gratis. Katifmanns'. It You Are In h Qsaadary And unable to make up your mind what to buy for your musical friend, the display and variety of musical goods in tHe show window of Geo. Kappel, 77 Fifth, avenue, might sug gest something and help you to decide. Bet ter still, come right inside and look around and we will take pleasure in showing you i our large and complete stocc ot holiday goods. Geo. KappeIi, 14,22 77 PIfth avenut. GeM bb4 Stiver Watches. You will do well if you buy at Haach's Jewelry Store, No. -.Piftkavease. Pine goods, but svo fiawy priee. THE BITTER SWEET. I Some Carious Contrasts of ai Ap proaching Christmastide THAT IS NOT ALL JOY, NOR BOIEOW. The Prosperous and the Poor Spend a lively Saturday Night DECEPTION IN PACKAGES AND PEOPLE "Christmas," she whispered tenderly, as she leaned over the heavy plate glass case, 'Christmas comes but once a year," and she fixed her lovely dear blue eyes on a solitaire that could fit no other Ifinger but the third. "Yes," he muttered, eyeing the stone that dazzled her eyes, and would have razzle dazzled his monthly pittance, "Christmas comes but once a year, and I guess that will be about the frequency of my calls here after." What a sight Fifth avenue was last night the last Saturday preceding Christmas when weary toilers felt they were able to spend 'a mite at least to those upon whom they would willingly have squandered thou sands. It was largely and numerously a package night, and the fatal parcel, like a skirmish line, led the advancing thousands. Packages objective and packages sugges tive, paokets large and packets small, and parcels containing everything above the earth.and upon the earth and in Allegheny were encountered in the jam, and jammed in the encounter. A peculiar thing about these numerous bundles was that the poorer the bearer the larger the package, but a little examination would soon show the cause of this appar ent paradox; Scratch the protruding bun dles of that weary woman who is jostled at the corner while waiting for a car, and one will find a cheaply painted hopby horse, a rough winter's coat, or perhaps a few pounds of candy. Then if that proud, befrizzled and be furred lady was to exhibit the contents of her sleek muff the tiny packets would de velop into a diamond, or a lovely jewel of some sort Still even an inopportune growler dare not say a mother's love is measured by the value of a gift. Two thorough Bohemians stood at the cor ner of Smithfield and Fifth last evening, and with a lazy curiosity allowed their well dressed forms to be tossed and tumbled about by the crowd, while they debated whether the fl 75 in the pocket of one, and the appealing vacuum in the stomachs of both, should be spent for a small bottle or a round double steak. THEY flTEEBHUNQBY. The small bottle was about to get it in the neck when the moneyed man stepped to the curb and accosted an object there that ap parently nan no mission on m. xi was uptn years and down at the neels; a formerly red tie apologized but dimlv for a lack of linen, and, as tor tne unristmas swim, he wasn't in it The poor fellow, sick and out of work, was being pushed by the gay crowd into the cnb, where he belonged.' The gambler for such he was rejoined his friend in a moment "Well." said the latter dryly, "let's have the drink. "You must be ratisfied with something less than champagne. I paid that poor devil for a Christmas present what I borrowed from him one drnnken night six years ago." "Who was he?" "A barkeeper." "What did you owe him?" One seventy-five." "Busted?" Busted!" AJpng, toward 9 and 10 o'clock affairs seemed, to take a more practical turn with the many purchasers. Packets became bundles, and bundles became cumbersome. The markets were actually raided and shorn of everything eatable", for Saturday night is cheap night, and game, chickens and fruit will keep until Wednesday sprely. These practical buyers, too, seemed to be the most cheerful of all, and no wonder, for first, and especially, these were certain of pleasing the r recipients. !No misfit, mispnrchased, misplaced present with them, for the beantifni adaptation of edibles to any human personality, palate and praise is something remarkable. HEBE'S LOOKIN' A,T US. And the saloons! how they flourished, and how they will flourish from now until Janu ary 1, when the usual weak-kneed, watery eyed imbecile will swear his name to a piece of paper and ask the Lord to take care of a thirst for beverage that was never invented until some 600 years A. D. Some one or two places were especially re markable for their light, life and brilliancy. The donbly elongated bars were crowded three and four deep, while an extra force of white-coated men supplied the whirling, dizzy crowd. "The holidays," "Whatfun," and "We must celebrate, you know," and faster ftnil ivilrlpr ftnA tliA leef unA vnlrH while browned mill men elbowed sleek-faced employers to reach the smiling Bacchus. And away ont in the East End a proud head was held a little lower, and in another, but lowly cottage, a wife's tired face grew frayer, anfl ner worn heart was dead, while oth listened lor a step now grown unsteady and for a voice now maudlin. And in the mind of each the very rich and the very poor, there arose a vision of a lowly stable, and a soft sweet light that played about the newly born who came to save men, and tears from the very soul trickled alike through bejeweled or poor bare shriveled fingers for the one who did not come. Heigho! What a jolly time this Christ mas is. FREE! FREEH FREE!!! FREB!U! Grand Parlor Books, Publisher's Price, 84, Distributed Gratia to Knofmanna' Pa trons To-Morrow and Tuesday. Dore's Bible gallery: uantes if urgatory, Dante's Inferno. " Illustrated by Dore. Milton's Paradise Lost, The rezular premium edition, size 10x12 inches, gold edges, and precisely the same work which all first-class book stores retail at ti, will be given free with every man's or boy's suit or overcoat, or lady's or miss' cloak, costing not lets than $10. We chanced to buy these books at away below their true value, otherwise we should never have been able to present them to our pa trons. Truly, this is a gorgeous Christmas gift, and, if you're wise, you'll secure one gratis. V Kaitfmakns'. Positively tbe Last Week, Commencing to-morrow, Monday, December 23. Don't make any mistake thatjrou may regret, but make it a point to attend the great bankrupt sale ot choice drygoods. carpets and rugs, now gging on at 723 and 725 Liberty street, corner Eighth, during the coming week, as it is positively the last and closing week of this immense and pop ular sale. Parties having goods on deposit are requested to call at once and secure them. JC8T RECEIVED By Wbj. J. Friday, 633 Smlthfleld St., His own importation, direct from Cuba and Key West, a choice selection of dears from the best factories only, packed 25, 50 and 100 in a box. Telephone 1189. Store open Monday aud Tuesday nights, 23d and 24th inst, PABLOB suits, easy chairs, couches, etc., needing reupholstering, send to Haugh & Keenan, 33 and 34 Water st Telephone 1626. FaroUare. One hsalred different styles of bedroom nitaaiallprieee. M. Sstbxrt & Co., ' - - AUeglmij. ATX1P T,THK LBN6W. A Novel Becriftt! el Tkeeo Iatereattss Organs. CONSTTKPXldH, EXPLAINED. Passing backward through the south we enter the pharynx by the fauces. In the floor of the nharvnx is a tran doer called the (epiglottis, which we lift and let ourseives. uvnu Mitu uio iracuea. ouuiok ueiweea tue vocal chords, we find ourselves in tbe bronchial tube; turning to the right, we pass innumerable forks in our road, but we soon reach the right lung. The tubes by this time become so small that we must ' crawl in order to get any further. A little t way on and we will come to a place w$ere we can stand again; in deed, we are already there. Now we are in tire lung proper before we have only been in the bronchial tubes. The place in which, we now stand is called the air-chamber, or sac, the dilated extremity ot the tube. On every side of this little room are niches or excavations, too small for us to enter,"but we cain examine one, for you notice that most of them are opening and closing each time the air comes in and out of this chamber. These tiny places are called airVcells, or vesicles, and it is in then) that the air is able to reach the blood. The chamber in which we are is one-fiftieth of an inch in diameter, but thole little dells are only one-three-hundredth of an inch. They are arranged on the walls pn all sides of ns, and the ceiling above exactly like the cells of honey-comb, each cell divided from its neighbor by a thin partition. Look close and you will see that these partitions are made up of a perfect net-work of small blood-vessels, and every time the cells open to allow air to enter them the walls are stretched and the air comes in contact with the exceedingly thin blood-vessels, so thin that when the air touches them the oxygen passes the delicate coat of the vessel and fets into the blood, and is carried by the lood intojsyery part of the system. There are many hundred chambers in the lungs like the one we are in, and millions of air cells like the ones we are looting at The coats or walls of these vessels are thinner than anything- you ever saw before, and as the blood surges through them, and the air rushes against them, it is quite astonishing that accidents do not occur oftener. Every thing depends on tbe elasticity of these delicate coats. If they get flabby the blood dams up in them and forces some of the watery portion of the blood into tbe little cells and .fills them up entirely. By coughing some of them are emptied, but many of them remain full, which dries down in a cheesy mass, which the doctors call a tubercle, and it there are many of them in the lungs it is called tuberculosis, or consumption A great many slight causes' are sufficient to cause these vessels to allow some of their serum to escape into the air-cells and set up this dread disease colds, catarrh, irritatine substances in the atmosphere, to which everybody is exposed. It is really surprising that in a changeable climate that consumption does not occur ofjener. But as" it is, consnmption carries away more people every year than all epi demics and contagions diseases together. Every breath we draw brings in contact with ihese vessels, whose delicacy surpasses imagination, air-laden dust, disease germs and harmful gases. Whether these delicate vessels will be so irritated as to produce a congestion or the blood in them depends en I tirely on tEe gtre th aad elasticity of the coat'of theie vess,a. B"r 'ue All consumption medicines have had for their purpose to expel these tiny masses (or tubercles) from the lungs after they are formed, but had no power to prevent their formation. It is just here that the superior virtue of Pe-ru-na is to be explained. Pe-ru-na operates to give tone and elasticity to these very fragile bjood vessels, and to pre vent tbe further accumulation of the tuber cles. As soon as the little vessels that sur round each air-cell are strengthened by the action of Pe-ru-na, not only are the tuber cles expelled that are already formed, but, their former elasticity being regained, no more are formed! There is no stage of con sumption or any lung trouble to which Pe- ru-na is not applicable, as it is certain to restore the strength of the blood vessels in the lungs, and bronchial tubes, preventing congestions and inflammations, upon which; all Inns diseases depend. It Is not with Pe-ru-na as with manv lung remedies, which relax or loosen the lungs, hoping by still further re laxing the blood vessels that the escape of the serum from them will wash ont the old, cheesy masses or tubercles from these little cells (and no doubt but they are partially successful in so doing), but they hasten rather than prevent, the formation of new ones. The,effectotPteru-nais not to relax, but to give greater tone to the vessels, and elasticity to the walls of the air cells, ex pelling the. tubercles and preventing their formation. "The Ills of Life," sent free on application kj inp i-e-rn-na .medicine uo., oi Columbus, O., gives testimonials to the efficacy of this wonderful remedy. A Two Days' Wonder. There will be-counters upon counters of clothing sold on Monday and Tuesday, and we want to sell more during the next two days than any other house in Pittsburg. We have marked prices that will draw the crowds. Monday we arc open until 9 o'clock, and Tuesday until 11 o'clock even ings to accommodate our patrons. Be Bure and call as tbe bargains are simply immense. $10 overcoats and suits for men, such as you have never seen before, at that price. Ask to see the Daisy overcoat at $10. Regular price tor theJUaity is 20 to $22, ours is $10. Also see the fine line of chinchilla and kersey overcoats at $8 and $10. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House. B. btB. Ifyouarenot interested in the useful, read our display "ad" in this paper, and then come and see if the bargains are as re markable, as the.' "ad" says and see the choice bargains irj thousands of fancy arti cles for ChristmaV to-morrow and next day. jp Booos & Buhl. a 7) Fine Gold Watches a Specialty, . Nice diamond jewelry, fine silverware, bronzes and anyxfelocks, at Hanch's Jewelry Store, No. 295 Fifth avenue. Come and see our prices; -it will pay you. Peauenheim & Vilsace's ale and porter are. .superior beverages. Call for them. All dealers keep them. Or order direct 'Phone H86. Steiped cloths; braided wraps reduced from $12 and $15 to the uniiorm price of ?8. irssn Hugus & Hacke. CHANGE IN MAKE-UP. CLASSIFIED ::: ADVERTISEMENTS That heretofore appeared en this page of THE DISPATCH will he found on the Eleventh Page, in the .Second Part of this issue. The Want For Sales, To Chances, Auc- Lets, Bust! tion Sales, are placed under their uiwal headings en the Eleventhage. Adver tisements Handed in tw late for CUssiftMtitn will be ft. irni ffll BeiW fJlrUt V rc, .'"S xnr.AVTMxnaKXEsnt, AMID MOST ACTIVE SCENES MD DOUBLING SALES THE OLD YEAR IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE KEECH'S 1889, the banner and climax year in the history of our house, is going out in a blaze of glory. We had hoped fora , good' Holiday trade, but never expected such an over whelmingly large business. And, when you take into consideration that dullness dark dullness has been the, complaint of other houses in our line, our big trade al most seems miraculous. Nothing, however, is easier, than to account for this remarkable state of affairs. It is nothing more or less than the awakening of the peo ple to their interests. It means a rebellion against high prices, a repulsion of trashy goods, a rejection of un scrupulous methods of doing business. It means that the people have at last shaken off the yoke of imposi tion placed on them by a hungry lot of small-fry, would be competitors and rallied under the glorious protective banner of W. H. KEECH. And they'll never regret it, for Keech is not the man to abuse, but will prove himself worthy of the implicit confidence placed in him by the people. In conclusion we wish to thank a generous, enlightened and intelligent public for their kind co-operation with our efforts to supply them with the best possible Furniture, Carpets and House Furnishing Goods forthe leastt possible money, and, wishing all A MERRY -AlfD- ' A HAPPY NEW YEAR. We remain, the Public's Obedient Servants, " ' W. H. KEECH. CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT Is what our way of doing business would suggest tq every impartial observer. Look at our big stock of Furniture, Inspect anything and everything from the plainest Cham ber Suite to the most gorgeous Parlor or Drawing Room Suite, and you will find it as nea perfection as the mod ern furniture maker has yet achieved. n. he same rule applies with equal truth -to. our grand variety of Carpets. The more and closer you examine our qualities and scrutinize our designs and patterns the stronger will you be convinced of the manifold advan tages you derive from patronizing Keech's Leading Cash and Credit House. , ' gWOut-of-town residents, unable to visit Pittsburg, should, write for Keech's Housekeepers' Guide, an illustrated -pamphlet, giving many valuable hints on "How to Eui nish a Home" and stating prices. Mailed free. NOW IS YOUR LAST CHANCE To buy the cheapest three Christmas Bdoks ever published; They are the Sunshine for Little Children, worth $1 25;. our Baby's Book, worth 75c; Home Picture Took, worth' 75c. Three books, of a total value of $2. 75, can be had for only $ 1 by-calling at Keech's. Don't miss this wonderful chance. LATE HOLIDAY BUYERS - Have good reason to congratulate themselves on the many rare and -excellent bargains that are ,awaiting them at Keech's. There are still hundreds of beautiful odd Par- lor 'and Library Chairs, Sitting and Dining Room Chairs, handsome Sofas, Divans and Couches, elegant' Sideboards, Wardrobes, Chiffoniers, Cabinets and Secre- taries, magnificent Hat Racks, Hall Stands, Toilet and. -Shaving Stands, neat Parlor Boudoir and Work Tables;' eta All of these goods (remember this, Christmas giftr buyers,) will be offerea at unusually low prices this week.' We would also direct your attention to our assortment off Bronzes, Statues, Bric-a-Brac, Clocks, Pedestals, Screens Lamps, China Dinner, Tea want to combine elegance ' at Keech s. But here are some more: Beautiful Rugs ancV Robes, fashion-J able, Curtains and Portieres, as well as all kinds of Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks and and Overcoats of every description. What timely hints for appropriate Holiday presents lie conf cealed within the above them. Open nights till 9 o'clock till Christmas. ik: mi is o ih: - Cash and.Credit House, 923 and, 925 ISTecc ISTlxL-bla. Op SatanUtr Klfflfe till 10 -AT- CHRISTMAS . and Toilet Sets, eta If"yb5j.. and cheapness buy these goodst Newmarkets, and Men's Suits lines. Wise people will s Penn avenuB! S-b3?eel3- e o'clock. i to 4 I WS & '& ?.' ui J?