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 !
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
39c.—Bunches of three Tips. Worth 75c.
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
IN THE MARKET.
It lasts longer, looks better, is cheap
er and in every respect
PURE CARBONATE OF LEAD
It does Not Chalk, Wash off, Crack
It is the Most Durable.
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.
York Ave., Fourth and Callowhill Sts
A. Scull &. Co.,
17 South Laurel St.,
BRIDGETON. N. J. 9 901,
Wanted-An Idea S-S
' READ THE “PIONEER.”
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
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
The Bike In the Animal Kingdom,
For all Bilious and Naavoos
Disaxsas. They purify the
Blood and give Hbalthv
iction to the entire system.
CONSTIPATION and PIMPLES.
A = *11 IT
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
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
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
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
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
This paper was the upper left hand
corner of a sheet such as is used by
the Postal Telegraph company in re
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Generally fair; slightly cooler: west
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Quotations of the New York Stock
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.
Bur. A Quincy.... 74%
C..C..C. A St. L. 29%
Chesapeake & O.. 16%
Chicago Gas. 82%
Cotton Oil. 12
Del. A Hudson_1U5%
Distillers' Trust.. —
General Electric.. 31%
Hocking Valley... 1%
Louisville A Nash 45%
Missouri Pacific.. 13%
New England. —
N. J. Central_77%
North American.. 4k
Northern Paoiflc. 12%
Do. pref. 86%
N. Y. Central.. 99%
Ontario & West.. 13k
Pacific Mail. 28
Rock Island. 68%
St. Paul. 74%
Sugar Refinery.. .115%
Texas Pacific. 8k
Union Pacific. 6%
Wabash pref. 12%
Western Union... 76%
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
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,
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
PORK—Steady; mess, 88.75a9.50; family, $9.50
LARD — Dull; prime western steam, $4.20
BUTTER—Quiet; state dairy, llal4o.; state
CHEESE — Quiet; state, large, 9%al0c.;
EGGS—Steady; Btate and Pennsylvania,
allc.; western, lOalOHc.
SUGAR—Firm; fair refining, 2J$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,
TALLOW—Dull; city, 3%o.; oountry, 3>£c.
HAY — Quiet; shipping, 55a60c.; good to
/ We let nobody sell
The Best \ Good Clothes for less.
MONEY’S WORTH Poor Clothes—we
in Clothes / don’t deal in at any
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.
Sixth & Market Sts., Philadelphia
On moderate purchases of our Clothing we. pay
- STAR GUANO,
SPECIAL POTATO MANURE.
THE THREE* FAVORITES
The Tygert-Allen Fertilizer Co.,
2 CHESTNUT ST., PHILA., PA
SEND FOR ALMANAC.
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
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
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.
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
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