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Gers^n’s Summer Millinrey]
All the choice Parisian styles in Summer Millinery are now ready for the inspection of our patrons. New Batavias and Panamas; large Black Hats of tulle, gimp, chiffon and fine hand-made straws; Stylish M alking Hats and Fluted Toques—all—everything to please Philadel phia s most fastidious women. If you had intended spending $10 to $15 for a hat, why pay more than you need ? There’s a saving of many dollars on every hat you buy jg^ _ mam ^ here. See our superb lines at m ?R f 11 J Special Lace Sale. These strong items from that importer’s lace i stock bought last week. Greatest Bargains yet ! offered. 150 pieces of Exquisite Veniee Bands and Inser tions. 3, 4 and 5 inches wide, Worth 50c 0 - r and 75c yard, The lot at. ^ D v 1,600 yards of fine Oriental and Va’enciennes Op Laces. Worth 15c. and 18c., at. ov# French Valenciennes Laces, white pv A v and butter. Worth 18c., at. y° w A Collars and Belts A large lot of Women’s Linen Collars in Picca dilly and Turn-overs. To go at. I qq A manufacturer’s sample line of stylish Leather Be'ts, with Harness Buckles, Seal, Morocco and Alligator in green, black, blue, brown and red. All on sale at one bargain price.. 2 J C Lilliputian Department 49c—Infants’ Short Nainsook Dresses, with em broidery joke and ruffles. Worth $1.00. 19c. 23c. and 37c.—Infants’ Cambric Slips. $1.98—Long Coats of Cashmere and Bedford Cord. Trimmed Capes. Worth $3 00. , 49c—Swiss Poke Bonnets and Caps, elaborately made and trimmed. Worth $1.00. 98c. to $3.50—New Point d’Esprit and Fine Em broidery Poke Bonnets. Newest styles. Tailor Suits. We have made a specialty this season of $10 Silk lined Suits—To-dajf1s offerings eclipse them all New Et imine, Serges and Broadcloths, with Eton Brandenburg a’ul Fly front Jackets. Newest shape Sk’rts. This lot from the most celebrated maker in the laud. Actual value $18 to <r , ^ $30, at *P IO Shirt Waist Sale At cn ' —Pretty Lawn Waists, all colors rvi '* black and white. Detached col lars. Worth $1. At n cn —Fancy Lawns and Linen Plaids, /j'" White collars and caffs. Worth $1.55. At —New floral figured*? nd Striped ** yOL Lawns and Dim Lies. Also Per cale and Chambray Wrists, in all the swell styles. All with detachable collars, new email sleeves, ere. Worth $1.75. Untrimmed Hats The briskest sort of buying pervades this de partment. Lowest prices. 25c. and 45c.—Fancy Straws, in all the new colors and shapes. Worih 50c. and 75c. 73c. and 98c.—Hrnd-made Braid Hats, all shapes and co ore. Worth $1.50 and $2. $1.25 and SI.37—New Batavia Hais and Panamas, in straight rims. Walking Hats and fancy shapes. Worth $1.75 and $2. Flowers and Feathers A great big stock at very little prices. All the novelties. 39c.—Large Rose Clusters. Worth 62c. 2ec. and 31c.—Silk Poppies. Worth 50 and 62c. 6Si.—S;lk Poppies, 12 in bunch. Worth $1. 2Cc. and 39.—Large bunches Bluette6. 19«\ and 25c.—Geraniums, all shades. 49c.—B a< k and all color Ostrich Plumes. Actual value $1. 39c.—Bunches of three Tips. Worth 75c. Corset Bargains. Black, gray and white Coutil and Satine Corse s» C. B., R. G. and Eoy: 1 Worchester. A regular $1.50 grade at. / V1 Slightly soiled and odd sizes of good n make corsets. Worth 75c. and $ L. at.... o y** At 21c.—Bustles and Bust Forms. Gerson’s, 40-42-44 N. Eighth St., Phila. 5 13 8t BOCK LEAD! ....IS THE.... BEST White Paint IN THE MARKET. It lasts longer, looks better, is cheap er and in every respect superior to PURE CARBONATE OF LEAD It does Not Chalk, Wash off, Crack nor Peel. It is the Most Durable. CROWN READY MIXED PAINTS. Are manufactured with Strictly Pure Boiled Linseed Oil., And will wear longer and look better than any other ready mixed paint in the market. Ask your Dealer for Them. Paint Manufacturers, York Ave., Fourth and Callowhill Sts PHILADELPHIA, PA. ESTABLISHED 1344. ONLY PERFECT 50im F£Qm\sn .FAMILY USE. A. Scull &. Co., SOLE AGENTS, 17 South Laurel St., BRIDGETON. N. J. 9 901, Wanted-An Idea S-S fasn/^4sssfiasr. Ksysrss ssr&gm&&-onr ' READ THE “PIONEER.” THE LISTENER. Governor Leedy of Kansas is a Dunker. Roscce Conkling Bruce, a son of ex-Sen ator Blanche K. Bruce, is a student at Phillips Exeter academy. The Rev. Mr. Backus of Worth county, Mo., believes firmly that the earth is flat, and he challenges the scientists of the world to prove him wrong. A few years ago Alfred F. Calvart, the mining king of West Australia, refused $5,000,000 for his mines. The other day he sold the same mines for $826,000. It is generally asserted that Mr. Eph B. Ewing, associate editor of the JeSerson City Tribune, is the best all around shot and hunter among Missouri amateurs. The Rev. Dr. R. R. Meredith of Brook lyn will preach the annual Bermon at the eighty-eighth meeting of the American board of commissioners for foreign mis sions at New Haven on Oct. 12. Dr. Benjamin Eddy Cotting has resigned the place of curator of the Lowell Institute of Boston after a continuous service of 66 years. Although he is 86 years old, he is in full possession of all his faculties. The London Telegraph quotes an Eng lishman of note as saying that Mr. Depew had “more of the manner and tone of a European statesman than any of the poli ticians he met in the United States.” Dr. E. Christiansen of Leavenworth, Kan., wants the southern states to employ him to deliver stereopticon lectures throughout Europe, with the object of stimulating immigration to the south. The Rev. Dr. H. M. Field, the editor of the New York Evangelist, is 76 years old, though no one would suspect it who sees him, for he still retains the brisk and alert manner of his earlier years and performs his editorial duties with as much ease as he did 20 years ago. Willis Van Devnnter, the new assistant attorney general for the interior depart ment, is a successful lawyer, and is 88 years old. He is a native of Indiana and a graduate of De Pauw university. Ho went to Cheyenne, Wy., some years ago and became chief Justice of the supreme court. Ham N’Ghl, ex-king of Anam, now 30 years old, whom the French are keeping as a state prisoner at Algiers, has devel oped some skill as a painter, and intends to send a few of his pictures to the salon. He is an amateur photographer, rides a bi cycle and studies mathematics and philos ophy in French textbooks. ur. Loroteean, the eminent trench phy sician who was at the head of the Pasteur institute and of the Museum of Natural History at Belgrade, has just met with a shocking death. Under the belief that he was taking bicarbonate of soda, he swal lowed in the dark an entire package of corrosive sublimate, which he had dis solved in water. Probably the most aristocratic actor is Don Fernando Diaz de Mendoza, count of Lalaing, grandee of Spain, son of tho Count of Balazote, Marquis of Fontanar, brother of the Countess San Luis and brother-in-law of the Duchess de la Torre. The council of state has refused to allow him to use his name and titles in his adopted profession. The Bike In the Animal Kingdom, For all Bilious and Naavoos Disaxsas. They purify the Blood and give Hbalthv iction to the entire system. Cure DY8PEP8IA,_, CONSTIPATION and PIMPLES. A = *11 IT “TITMMDENT1FIED New York’s Puzzling Suicide Mystery Fully Cleared Up. MRS. E. J. REISS THE VICTIM Name Discovered Through a Scrap of a Telegraph lilank Found on Her Per son—L. ft Her Hoarding House Sat urday to Go to St. Louis. New York, May 12.—The Central park suicide was identified this afternoon as Mrs. E. J. Reiss of 42 Columbia heights, Brooklyn. She had been boarding there for the last six months. The identity of the woman was re vealed by papers found on the corpse and those at her former home on Co lumbia heights. Mrs. Reiss claimed to have been se cretly married to C. M. Brown of New York, and to a few of her friends she was known as Mrs. Brown. By most of her friends she was re garded as a widow with no relatives and few friends save some in St. Louis and Albany. Mrs. Reiss was last seen alive on Sat urday. At that time she gave up her room In the Columbia heights boarding house and told the landlady, Mrs. Mea rin, that she was going to St. Louis and might stop at Albany. Her trunk was packed, and before she left the house an expressman called and took It away. Mrs. Mearln has no Idea of where it was sent or what express company carted it. After Mrs. Reiss left Mrs. Mearin’s house it is believed she went directly to Central park and ended her life in the reservoir. She had frequently spoken of suicide and once told her landlady that she was only prevented from ending her life by the knowledge that she was not fit to die. "But I’m tired of it all,” she added, “and even if I am not good enough, I am tempted sometimes to end it all. A bullet would be quick and there are other ways equally as sure.” Mrs. Reiss had been in one of these despondent moods Just before she left the boarding house. At the time she said she was expect ing to hear from her husband, or “the professor,” as she called him. No message came from him, and Mrs. Reiss said she was sure he must have left the city and did not want to see her again. Mrs. Mearln's Story. "Mrs. Reiss came to my house about six months ago,” said Mrs. Mearin. “She said she was a widow and that she was temporarily in financial diffi culties. On account of this she asked for a cheap room. The one clew which promised to be of the most value was the bit of paper in which a violet was wrapped and which was found in the bosom of the woman’s dress. This paper was the upper left hand corner of a sheet such as is used by the Postal Telegraph company in re ceiving messages. This small slip bore a few printed words, but the date of the message which had been on the rest of the sheet as well as the address of the person sending and receiving it was gone. In one comer, however, were the company’s marks, which show it was sent by operator "T. H.” and received by “L„” and that the message was numbered 59. An accurate record Is kept of every message, and it was believed that even with these meager data the officials of the telegraph company could trace this one. * The manager of the New York office sent out over the lines asking for a copy of any telegram bearing the same number and initials. In spite of the general belief that the telegram would lead to the discovery of the identity of the dead woman, Cor oner Hoeber did not put so much confi dence in it. lie was more inclined to believe the story told by a man whose name he re fused to disclose. This man told the coroner that about a year ago a woman of a wealthy fam ily, well connected and refined, left this city for St. Louis. She was rather eccentric and fre quently told him that he need not be surprised if she went on the stage or committed suicide. This man gave the coroner some sam ples of the woman’s handwriting, and the coroner found many points of re semblance between this and the writ ing on the notes of the dead woman. To most persons, however, the writ ing seemed dissimilar. It turned out that the coroner was wrong, for the Postal Telegraph com pany, by means of the slip of paper, finally succeeded in discovering the identity of “Titania” and the place of her last residence. Looking Vp Mexican Investments. City of Mexico, May 12.—The steam yacht Rhouma, from England, is ex pected daily to arrive at Vera Cruz with a large party of English capital ists who are coming to investigate the chances for business investments. A party of local bankers and capitalists starts today for Vera Cruz to meet them and accompany them to this city. It is the largest and wealthiest group of Englishmen that has ever visited Mex ico. The Death of W. H. Phillips. Washington, May 12.—William Hal lett Phillips, who was drowned from a yacht near Mount Vernon, was en gaged in a work regarded by the state department officials as of great impor tance in the revision of the interna tional law digest compiled by the late Dr. Wharton. An expert will be em ployed to complete the revision. N. V., N. H. and H.’s Falling Off. Albany, May 12.—The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad company filed its report for the quarter ending March 31 with the railroad com mission today, showing a net income for the quarter of $411,083, as compared with a net income of $743,907 for the same auarter last year. One Day’s Government Receipts. Washington. May 12.—National bank notes received for redemption, $434,442; government receipts from internal rev enue, $211,859; customs, $592,605; miscel laneous, $165,116. THE "BARONESS" VON TURKHEIM. Her San Francisco Friends Have Taken No Steps to Aid Her Vet. San Francisco, May 12.—The friends of Jeannie Young, “Baroness von Turk helm," in this city have not yet done anything toward raising sufficient funds for her to return to San Francisco, as she requested in her cablegram to the chief of police. Attorney Hutton and one or two other people who are suffi ciently interested in her affairs to as sist her if the necessity should arise say they are afraid that the cablegram to Chief Lees was sent by Von Arnold as a decoy in the hope of obtaining money with which to continue his trav els. Mr. Hutton, therefore, will await confirmation before he does anything in the matter. Chief Lees cabled the “baroness” to communicate with Mr. Hutton. On account of the reference in the cablegram to the important papers in the Fair case that are said to be in Von Turkheim’s possession the chief held a consultation with George A. Knight, attorney for Charles L. Fair, with the object of ascertaining whether the woman might have had any in criminating documents. Mr. Knight stated that in his opinion she had noth ing that would be of importance in the Craven case or that could be introduced in evidence. The Wily “Chinee.” Washington, May 12.—The secretary of the treasury is informed of the ar rival of 257 Chinamen at San Francisco to take part in the Nashville exposi tion. Of this number only 21 are need ed to comply with the terms of the contracts entered into by the exposi tion company, and the remainder will be returned to China. Cuban Jail Raided. Havana, May 12.—A raid was made on Casqua, in Havana province, and the jail was broken open. Fifteen pris oners who had been kept there a long while were liberated. There were sev en women and eight men. Among the men were two Insurgent officers who had been sentenced to be shot. A Typographical Question. Kansas City, May 12.—A resolution demanding the control of tenders of typesetting machines was introduced today in the convention of the Inter national Order of Machinists. The adoption of this resolution would mean war with the International Typograph ical union. An Important Decision. Albany, May 12.—The court of ap peals today decided that the property situated on docks leased by the city of New York Is not taxable. The decision is the result of litigation on the part of the International Navigation company versus the New York tax commission ers. Assistant Secretary Day Sworn In. Washington, May 12.—W. R. Day of Ohio took the oath as assistant secre tary of state today. W. W. RockhlU, his Democratic predecessor, has been requested by President McKinley to remain on duty at the state depart ment. He will get a diplomatic place. A. and P. Sale Confirmed. Los Angeles, May 12.—The sale of the Atlantic and Pacific to the Sante Fe company has been confirmed by Judge Ross In the United States district court upon application of Chairman Walker of the reorganization committee. Police Chiefs Meet. Pittsburg, May 12.—The fourth annu al convention of the National Associa tion of Chiefs of Police of the United States and Canada opened today with about 200 delegates, representing nearly every large city in the country. Old Time Checker Champion III. Saratoga, May 12.—Isaac Clute. aged 73. who a third of a century ago was champion checker player of the United States. Is critically ill. The Weather. Generally fair; slightly cooler: west erly winds. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Closing Quotations of the New York Stock Exchange. New York, May 11.—Money on call nominal ly at lKalH per cent. Prime mercantile paper. 3Ka4 per cent. Sterling exchange steady, with actual business in bankers' bills at J4.87V4 a4.S7H for demand and at S4.NiHa4.8t'.H for 6C days. Posted rates, 84.87a4.87H and 34.8Sa4.89. Commercial bills, J4.85Ha4.8fiH. Silver certifi cates, BOH&tiOftSe. Bar silver, 60%c. Mexican dollars, 47%c. Government bonds firm. State bonds quiet. Railroad bonds firm. ciusiug prices: Atchison. 10% Bur. A Quincy.... 74% C..C..C. A St. L. 29% Chesapeake & O.. 16% Chicago Gas. 82% Cordage. — Cotton Oil. 12 Del. A Hudson_1U5% Distillers' Trust.. — Erie.12% General Electric.. 31% Hocking Valley... 1% Lackawanna.148% Lake Shore.164% Lead.25 Louisville A Nash 45% Missouri Pacific.. 13% Northwestern.104% New England. — N. J. Central_77% North American.. 4k Northern Paoiflc. 12% Do. pref. 86% N. Y. Central.. 99% Omaha. 50k Ontario & West.. 13k Pacific Mail. 28 Reading. 18% Rock Island. 68% Silver Bullion_62% St. Paul. 74% Sugar Refinery.. .115% Texas Pacific. 8k Union Pacific. 6% Wabash pref. 12% Western Union... 76% General Markets. New York, May ll.-FLOCR—State and western was moderately active and firm; city mills patents, $4.95a5.30; winter patents, $4.60a 4.85; city mills clears, $4.75a5; winter straights 84.aia4.50. WHEAT—No. 2 red opened firmer on higher cables and unfavorable news from California eased oft, but rallied again on foreign buying and general covering; May, 80tia804Sc.; July, 77«a78 11-16C. RYE-Steady; No. 2 western, 37c. CORN—No. 2 was quiet but firmer with wheat; May. 2913-18c.; July, 80^a30$6c. OATS—No. 2 were dull and nominal; track, white, state, 28a31c.; track, white, western, 26a 81c. PORK—Steady; mess, 88.75a9.50; family, $9.50 alO.75. LARD — Dull; prime western steam, $4.20 nominal. BUTTER—Quiet; state dairy, llal4o.; state creamery, 12al5c. CHEESE — Quiet; state, large, 9%al0c.; small, lOHall^c. EGGS—Steady; Btate and Pennsylvania, allc.; western, lOalOHc. SUGAR—Firm; fair refining, 2J$c.; oentrif ugal, OS' test, 3 5-16o.; refined quiet; crushed, 5 3-lfic. ;‘powdered, 4 13-16c. TURPENTINE-Quiet at 28Ha29c. MOLASSES—Quiet; New Orleans, 23a29c. RICE—Quiet; domestic, 4%a6}8c.; Japan, 4J4a4Hc. TALLOW—Dull; city, 3%o.; oountry, 3>£c. HAY — Quiet; shipping, 55a60c.; good to eboloe, 70aT5c. / We let nobody sell The Best \ Good Clothes for less. MONEY’S WORTH Poor Clothes—we in Clothes / don’t deal in at any l price. Our advantages for buying cloth are very great, and we mind the Clothing business strictly. That makes it easier to sell at very low prices. Best Suits can be bought for $10, $12, $15—Fancy or Black -- Our $5 and $6.75 Suits you know or your neighbors know. The country is full of them. ^yANAMAK r & Brown Sixth & Market Sts., Philadelphia On moderate purchases of our Clothing we. pay Railroad Fare - STAR GUANO, -AND SPECIAL POTATO MANURE. THE THREE* FAVORITES OF||COIBERLAND|COUNTY. The Tygert-Allen Fertilizer Co., 2 CHESTNUT ST., PHILA., PA SEND FOR ALMANAC. Delicate Aroma Delicious Taste Fullest Strength Highest Quality Wood's Coffees! Known Everywhere Sold Everywhere Used Everywhere Liked Everywhere Wood’s"Coffees are selected from the finest of the world’s products for you aud yourjfamily. “Wood” aud “Good” mean the same thing in the coffee trade. THOMAS WOOD & CO. 213-215 State St., Boston. 12T3m PRESIDENTS AS PENMEN. Franklin Pierce wrote an abominable hand. Martin Van Buren used a pen as little as he could. John Tyler's chirography was clear, leg ible and open. Zachary Taylor used a blunt pen and ab jured flourishes. William Henry Harrison wrote a cramp ed, scholastic hand. James A. Garfield wrote the best hand of all the presidents. Rutherford B. Hayes never formed a let ter twice the same way. Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting was small and carefully constructed. James Buchanan prided himself on punc tuation, orthography and elegance of char acters.—New York Mail and Express. GLEANINGS. In El Paso a meal can be obtained at a place called the Pig's Ear restaurant. The Scilly group consists of 40 islands, »f which five only are inhabited, contain ing about 1,800 people. The oak treo which stands in the mid dle of the high road leading from Learning ton to Warwick is said to mark the cec ter of England. For sisters in the same confederation a queer feeling seems to exist between Sweden and Norway, as is shown by the petition of the Norwegian tanners to their storthing. They ask that it im pose a heavy duty on leather to protect them from goods imported from Swe den and America. Instead of giving his services to arbitrate disputes between foreign countries King Oscar of Sweden and Norway would have enough to do to arbitrate between the two quarrel some states of his own kingdom. A new scheme of summer pleasure has been started for the benefit of those who have no yards and cannot get away from the city. It is to have the roofs of houses so constructed that they may be turned into gardens. Pot plants, rugs and tables are to be put up there, an awning will protect from the fiercest rays of the sun, and day and night the air, such as it is in a city, will circu late. Arrangements will be also made so that the family can have their food hoisted to the roof and take their meals mere.