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FEBRUARY 10, 1896. MONDAY MORNING. THE PHILADELPHIA TBIES. J. B. Van Sciver & Co. Triumphant Leadership The fact that this house leads the world in Fine Furniture no one questions. That it compels low prices is evidenced by the maneuvers other dealers make in order to attract the attention of the crowds pressing this way. That's our triumph ! When Furniture is talked about, the practical, successful home-makers at once think of Wonderland, where bargains are as real as they are many. The leadership is ours ! The fullness of variety, exclusiveness of stock, superiority of quality and positive money-savings are the links that have forged themselves into the chain that holds the trade ot a tninKing No one hesitates accepting currency at a bank. It's looked upon as genuine because the bank has it. Same way with furniture-buying at Van Sciver's. The people know we are experts have too much at stake to have anvthing to do with the counteneit in any of our many lines. Bedroom Suits A decided value looks out from every one of the several thousands suits, whether they be Mahogany, Oak, Curly Birch, Birdseye Maple or Ira. Mahogany. 19 Large, nicely carved Antique Oak Suit; bureau. 6 ft. T in. hish ; German beveled plate mirror ; size 30x24 in.; top 45x34 in.; 4 drawers, 2 large and 2 small. Bedstead full width ; 6 ft headboard. Washstand has 2 large drawers and closet with splasher Wortl,moa Nwr $ 1 8.50 8 Antique Suit, rich carving, fine finish, shaped French plate mirror, size 30x24 inches. Bureau has shaped top 42x21 !4 inches; 3 large drawers. Washstand has shaped top. 3 drawers and closet, splasher back. Worth S24; now sell- t"7 eft mg for 41 'OKI 23 Large Antique Oak Suit, high polish and finish. Bureau 6 ft. 9 in. high, German beveled mirror, size 30x24 in., top 42x20 in., 3 large drawers, closet and splasher back. Worth S27.50; now 00 9S Oak, elaborately carved, polished and finished antique," thoroughly well made; French beveled mirror, 30x24 inches ; top of bureau, 44x21 inches ; washstand top. 36x20 incnes. wortn sia.uu; now lie selling for $4D.JJ Ladies' Desks Stock-taking turned up too many for the season they must go, and buyers will find, while thev last, the biggest values ever offered. These prices will help the imagination grasp the realities awaiting them : Preseut Worth. Price. 22 Imitation Mahogany. S3.50 $4.25 o Imitation Mahogany 10.00 7.'J5 2-lr laid Birch 20.00 15.00 4 Inlaid Mahogany 35.00 21.O0 Take Railroad Ferry, foot of Market B.V To Lovers of Select Dress WE OPEN TO-DAY A VERY ELEGANT COLLECTION OF Women's Shirt Waists IN LARGE VARIETY OF CAREFULLY LIMITED NUMBERS. THI5 OFFERING SHOULD SECURE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, AS SOME OF THE DESIGNS CANNOT BE DUPLICATED LATER IN THE SEASON. Jacob Reed's Sons Chestnut Street 916-918-920-922 IS THERE anything more distressing. in life than a friendship outgrown? This doesn't mean one that has been broken off through some difference of opinion, some misunderstanding that a few words could have set right or an estrangement the result of a hasty temper that prompted ugly words and untruthful bitter sentiments; no, a friendship outgrown Is the unhappy product of too much worldliness on one side or the other. Perhaps education would be the better word, or knowledge of the world a more comely phrase, but whichever pleases most the outcome of the same never varies. Take two girls at school chums they have been through all the years of study and fun they have passed together, they separate at graduation swearing eternal friendship, letters fly back and forth for a time and then one pays the other a visit. Ah, how many illusions have been dispelled In that reunion? Life has changed one, perhaps, from the girl of a year ago into a woman, while It has left the other where she was. After the first good talk over old times tbey cannot help seeing that there is something different in the atmosphere that was once so thoroughly congenial. The visit over, a few more letters, then silence and another friendship lost in that great labyrinth of change that has grown up on the suuuy fields of comradeship. With men it is the same, they' anticipate meeting their boyhood companions and feel that they will experience ail the exhilaration of youthful Joy that was wont to be theirs in' the society of the friend of their school days. Disappointment awaits- them, too, - and though in personal reminiscences there may be a certain pleasure that no others can appreciate or enter Into, there conies after a while that dull gray lull that declares unspoken the change- that has come over their feeling toward each other and which nothing but persona communication would ever have proved to them conclusively was so. The friendships that cement closer and closer as the years go by are those In which there is no chance for gaps to come, those between people interested in the same things though not necessarily of the same opinions. Friendships that grow stronger every day are those where the parties concerned grow together mentally as well. Let one stop and there is bound to come a break some day. Friendship that is based on sacrifice, admiration or slavish worship is not the sort of thing we mean. Friendship defined is congenial comradeship and loyalty, and though the latter may exist without the former It does not comprise the whole beauty of a relation that in its truest and best sense is a jewel too valuable to be lost without some effort being made to find it again. The new Dresses and Waists are ready at Lennon's. Donft buy unless you like, but 'twould be unwise not to see them. 1220-1222 Chestnut. J. B. Van Sciver & Co. ana pruuem. puuuu 9 Oiiartened Half wrv tahorate : worth $75.00 $45.00 1 Mahogany, carved, mirror top, swell lid, brass trimmings ; worth S40. 00 $26. OO Occasional Pieces Odd Pieces Divans, corner and fancy chairs are in elegant variety and at prices that seli them at sight. A grand selection among solid Mahogany, inlaid Mahogany, with brass, pearl arid fancy woods ; Arabic inlay-pieces from all parts of the glone. Here are 5 unusual opportunities in Divans : Mahogany finish, 3 upholstered panels in back, full upholstered double seat, covering Brocatelle. vSFjm $i-oo Mahogany finish, tufted back, full double seat, covering good heavv silk tapestrv. Worth $25.00. alL" $16.50 Louis XVI design, Mahogany finish, full upholstered seat, tufted back, covering heavy silk tapestry. Worth $35.00. Marvelous value at pnrceS..e.n..: $19.00 Mahogany finish, covering good quality Brocatelle, upholstered seat and back. .Worth $16.50. Pres- $10.50 Mahogany finish, light and strongly made, biscuit tufted oval panel back, richly carved; covering excellent quahtv Broca- $18.50 an Sciver & Co. St., Philadelphia. Boats Land Opposite PRIZES FOR NEW IDEAS A Chance for the Men to Give Their Opinion on Fashions and Home Management. A womaD's department conducted by a woman, though appealing especially to the feminine readers of a newspaper, sometimes comes in for criticism from the men of the family, who consider their ideas on woman's dress, cookery, home management and decoration, the care of children and the deport-meut of wives far superior to the views expressed by women. Knowing this and being anxious to draw out the men ou these various subjects, the editor of the Woman's Department will give a prize of ten dollars to the man writing the best article on any of tne subjects above mentioned, a second prise of five dollars, to be awarded to the one next best, the judging to be done by vote from the readers of the Woman's Page. All contributions will be published, the only condition imposed being that the full name and address of the writer be sent with each article. The names will not be published if such a request be made, save in the case of the prize winners, when such a course would be absolutely necessary. Here is a chance for masculine taste -and unique ideas to win recognition Address Editor Woman's Department. ssssasssssssssss&sssss Ida (Jotiibon consider the article written by 1 to be the best in the Idea Contest Signed A Butterfly Bonnet. At the opera I noticed the Marchioness of Anglesea, nee Miss King, of Georgia, writes a correspondent from Paris. Her costumes are always original, becoming and up to date, and I have always beeri impressed by the beautiful, harmonious colors she combines in her toilets. The opera bonnet she wore the other evening was such a light, tasty creation and so wonderfully becoming, two bands of twisted ceres tulle that fitted rather closely to a ioose knot of hair. A very fine jet butterfly, with gold splashed on Its wings, was percbod on the front bands, with its wings well spread, and the back band, which was placed so that a little of the waved hair showed between it and the front one, was covered with small, tight rosettes of ceres tulle. Two fulled ends of rare old yellow lace fell from the two ends of the bonnet below the ears. A Hint In Decorations. An artistic green room, lately furnished, has the wall covered with a pale green cartridge paper, with a wide frieze of green and white chrysanthemums. The woodwork and picture rail are In deeper shades of green. J. B. Van Saw & Co. Carpet Department Carpets are advancing every day brings notice of a raise in price of some maker.' The change is so material that the time is near when we must advance prices. Those who are wide awake to the situation are taking advantage of present prices. This Genuine Mahogany Ladies' Desk 1b 42 inches high, 31 Inches wide and 16 inches deep. Has large swell front drawer, brass rail and spindles at top. Inside complete with two drawers and pigeon-hole?. Wonth (15.00. Forty-nine to be sold at $7-75 Our Warerooms In Camden, N.J. AS SHE PASSES BY The Misses Heyl are devoted to driving. Tbe neat woman doesn't pin on her skirt braid. At the Benedicts' ball white and pale blue were much worn. Organdies, though lovely, are not meant for seashore wear. The summer girl will be more than ordinarily picturesque. A blue and white dining room Is artistic and easily obtainable. Cracker jars of silver keep the biscuits fresher than those of china. The tall woman who does not stoop is very sure of her good looks. Black moire ribbon takes second place now. Gros grain 1b correct. The much predicted bustle promises to be only a little pad, after all. The engaged girl now receives a heart of pearls set in a hoop of diamonds. Chaflng-dish suppers appeal to men who like to have their finger in every pie. Capes of brilliant red broadcloth are be ing made for early spring ocean voyages. - Fur-trimmed gowns for summer wear are one of the many incongruities of fashion. At a recent luncheon the centre-piece was a hollow square of ice filled with feathery lerns. Some dainty silks shown at Sboneman's are charming suggestions for bridesmaids gowns. At ft Napoleonic tea little caddies in the form of the great general were given as souvenirs to tne guests. Cousins' line of footwear, designed es peclally to accompany tailor-made gowns, is as complete as it is chic. The "Carmen" walk has been adopted by some fair pedestrians who like to make themselves conspicuous in public. A haberdasher's window " on Chestnut street shows new skirtings that have stripes 01 coior xuity iwo-TUiras 01 hu men wiae. Though the china dog and worsted mat era has passed away for good there are still some drawing rooms that look like fancy DHzanrs. Buttercups are sold by the confectioners now are filled with nuts, paste jelly, fruit, and everything else but tbe very thing you woum expect mere. Despite the fact that it has been a mild winter Bridget informs you that "the coal won't last more than a week longer," and you wonaer n sne uas eaten it. Mrs. William McCay, of the Lorraine, has entertained many euchrtv parties this win ter. Mrs. McCay belongs to two of the most seiect matmee eucnres m Tioga. Miss Olga Nethersole owns a charming evening wrap made by Sara Meyer. It is of crimson velvet, with two deep capes trimmed with chinchilla. The wrap proper reaches tne Bottom ot tue gown. - A Koyal Shopper. Queen Margherlta's manner of shopping is, for a sovereign, unconventional. She rises early in the ante-Noel days, and, sum moning some favorite lady in waiting, issues quietly from the court yard of the Quirlnal, and makes her way to the Corso the Bond street of Rome. She will enter a. jeweler's ann survey rapiaiy tne treasures Deiore ner. The-n she will point out some dozen trinkets, ranging rrom a peari pin to a aiamona-st udded "Geneva." asd will leave the place as swiftly as she entered. A few yards lower down she will enter a second mart of glittering wares, and repeat the proceeding, and bo on until every tradesman of importance fn the street has enjoyed her patronage. Though from preference the "Pearl Queen," as the Italians lovingly call their King's charming consort, gives jewels, she also frequently bestows such things as dainty wraps, seal-lined - gloves, statuary and other de-lighifnl commodities, and it Is seldom Christmas Day closes without every member of the palace being made happy by some token of remembrance from her Majesty. BREAKFAST MONDAY Fruit Wbeatina with Sugar and Cream Scrambled Eggs Fried Potatoes Gems Coffee LUNCHEON Clam Broth Irish Stew Apple Sauce Wafers Tea DINNER Consomme Pot' Roast Browned Potatoes Stewed Tomatoes i Macaroni au Gratia Lettuce Salad Wafers Brown Betty Cheese Coffee DOIflGS OF fl 1 DAUGHTER OF EVE Some Spring Hovel ties Noted by This Indefatigable Shopper. T IS perfectly Impossible for me to keep out of tbe shop, especially thM dura vhen I fl very certain that there j wIM be some charming new Ideas there displayed whl-h I perhaps night miss If I were BMt lm constant attend-; ore. Something new wbiefc I would have been quite willing to tot slip into tbe oblivion of no resurrected fashion . Is th nightcap. Nit tit cap are retorninc into fashion. They are certainly a particularly unbecoming addition to one's toilet for dreamland. But like most plain things, they have their good points. Undoubtedly tbey will do wonders for preserving and acquiring that soft, silky look that enhances the beauty of anyone's hair. One of this city's most beautiful women has dark brown hair with a sheen on It like the richest satin. She ascribed It entirely to her constant nse of a lace- trimmed nightcap, which she donned every, night with tbe utmost seriousness, and oblivious to the jeers of whatever girl might be stopping with her. fcbe was conscious she had tbe best of it. for, beauty though she was, she owed much of her charm to that particular satiny look her hair had. And that being, as sbe firmly believed, dependent upon tbe wearing of the all-important nightcap, nothing could wean her from it. - A more appealing subject is tbe shirt waist that womeu dote upon as soon as the weather gets the least bit mild. Therefore, of them I can speak with a certainty that they will be appreciated, though nightcaps may not be. In the new shirt waists Is observed a strong leaning toward delicate, limp cottons instead of the thick percales and cam brics of last summer. - Grass linens, figured, striped and dotted are also extensively used, and the same stiff, white linen collars and cuffs of lat year are still in high favor. When, however, tbe waist Is of batiste or figured in delicate tones, tbe collars and cuffs will often be of colored linen, pink, blue, violet or yellow. The newest fancy is to have tbe collar and cuffs match, though If the shirt waist Is In a plain material the cuffs may be of the same and the collar white. N As to shape, there does not seem to be much change except In the sleeves, which now run entirely to bishop affairs. Sometimes, too, the gathers of the front will be pressed down each side of the buttons to form a double box plait, and a few of the more dressy waists are made on half fitted linings to button up the back. These last were introduced late in the season last summer and did not find a very favorable footing, being clumsy to launder and expensive to boot. For dressy moments, however, they are desirable, and some of them are made very handsome with ribbon stocks, tabs of yellow lace and entre-deux of tbe same. MRS. AYER'S FURS The Collection Includes Ermines and Sables and 1b Very Valuable. Mrs. J. C. Ayer, who is one of the wealthiest women In the world, and who delights In collecting all that Is beautiful, has a most marvelous collection of furB. One wrap alone is worth a king's ransom, as kings go. It is of blue-gray vicuna cloth, lined throughout, and trimmed with the most costly blue fox. the skins all having been selected with the greatest care. Ermine and sables the very names bespeak wealth and luxury, and superb are some of the latter furs worn In this country, while on the other side of the water they are handed down from generation to gen eration. Fortunately, however, for the world at large, there are many varieties of furs to choose from, and while the enduring qualities of some of the cheaper varieties may be seriously questioned, stunning er- fects can bo obtained without spending such a lot of money. Poor fur should be avoided, however, and great care must be taken not to buy any fur that has moths In It. Another point to be considered is that old fur can be cleaned and redyed to look like new. If only the pelt is not destroyed. An old sealskin muff will often patch out a jacket that is worn under the arms, and It Is really foolish and extravagant to make way even with small bits. There is danger of small bits of fur collecting moths, but careful packing away with camphor and turpentine reduces the risk to a minimum. Many a ball gown this winter has owed Its smartness to the little touch of richness given by some old bit of fur. v And Now the Dig Theatre Muff. The fancy for carrying huge decorative muffB to the theatre and other places of amusement where these dainty wraps are appropriately worn I la a pretty one. These muffs usually are decorated in harmony with the wrap, though huge ones of plain fur and often floral ones are seen. - A DRESSY EFFECT IN CHIFFON. PARIS MOTES I Skating Cwftnw Han Beva AhtaiwH Owtesr m Jack frt Deoettftonu f Optics op Josgt Waxjuuzas, y Him BuocnoonL I Pari. January a. Discontent Is rife at present In the skating world at Jack Frost' sudden and totally unexpected desertion, ice we bid. and plenty of it. a week ago. Then, yust as the skating costumes were-well en traln.np went the glass and down came the rain. The first big fete of tbe season was tbe reception given on Tuesday at tbe Austrian Embassy, and as being tbe first function glrea by tbe sew Ambassador. It was an espectaly interesting one. The dressmakers had. of course, been put upon their mettle, and so successful were their efforts that It Is hard to know which out of tbe many lovely toilets to choose for description- The hostess wore silver gray satin, the skirt being made In tbe apron fashion of tbe Louis XVI. period. Sable tail edged tbe tablier. and tbe decolletage was similar'.y decorated on one side, while on the other was a large bunch of yellow carnations. The sable tails were kept In place by Louis XVI. bows. In diamonds. Another beautiful dress was of white satin, almost entirely covered with blue paillettes. This gown bad a large Medici collar, the ends of which came down to tbe waistband. We have just had the first opera fancy dress ball, but beyond the appearance of two well-known ladles as French poodles, with their oair tied with pink ribbon, there was no particular novelty in fancy dress. Douce t has Just finished a dress for a very smart young Farislenne. for wear at Monte Carlo. Back cloth Is the material of the skirt and sleeves The bodice is of narrow black and white stripped velvet, having basques and an apron-like "pll rapport e" of the black cloth, the laiter trimmed with a band of sable and two large steel buttons. The empiecement Is a transparency of guipure over black satin. The black satin collar band has an edging of fable and the waistband Is aleo of black satin. The muff to be worn with this costume is composed of guipure, fur and black satin. Laces of all kinds are much used just now over here, both for day and evening wear. Frills of lace falling over the hands are exceedingly popular and are very becoming. Similar frilling and puffings also appear at tbe neck in the form of a modified ruffle and this style is really much more becoming than the fiat neckbands which were so much worn a short time ago. BONBONS NO MORE The Girl Who Wants Good Teeth and Rosy Cheeks Eats Fruit. "Bring me some fruit next time," I heard a young woman say to her fiance the other day, and that led me to investigate the subject. I asked several girls of my acquaintance if they had given up bonbons. On? pretty blonde said: "Why, yes, I have, though I love them dearly. But my dentist says they are ruinous to the teeth, and you know chocolates make the skin muddy, so I eat figs and dates and fruit instead. For, of course, sbe added laughingly, "no girl can afford to spoil her teeth and complexion Just for love of sweets." Another vivacious beauty declared that bonbons were to her a joy. but she did not eat as many as formerly because they spoiled her appetite for more substantial food. "Of course," she said. "I can't resist the temptation to indulge In a few when somebody kindly sends me a five-pound box of confectionery daintily tied with silver cord and ribbon, but I nearly always turn over the contents to Aunt Susan, who dotes on candy, and is not afraid of having her teeth injured, because they are not the kind that ache or doeny." "Do I eat bonbons?" answered a belle of the season. "No, I don't cat them, but I accept them, because I dote on the beautiful baskets and exquisite boubonnleres which come with them. A lovely bit of Dresden china came to me this morning with some marrons glaces. I am going to use it for a hat pin tray, and I shall enjoy it far more than I would the bonbons. Besides sweets are so bad for the digestion. I shail give them to my maid." The American girl had so long had the reputation of being a candy fiend that it will be hard to convince people that a reform is on foot, but as it is now the "fad" to be healthy and athletic, the bonbon must go. . Electricity as an Aid to Beauty and Renewed Youth. Wrinkles, Small-pox Pittlngs, Freckles, Scars and Birthmarks entirely removed; Mme. May's Systom. I fully proved to the public my ability to remove wrinkles when I exhibited the old woman at my office one year ago. We cannot stay the hand of Time, but through the aid of Electricity I can remove any trace of wrinkles and other blemishes above mentioned. I am tbe only one in Pennsylvania capable or authorized to give this treatment. All work guaranteed. Personal interviews strictly private. All letters confidential. Send stamp when answer Is required. Also Turkish Treatment for the complexion, facial steaming and massage. Artistic manicuring, 50c. Use my Antoinette Cream if yoSi want a clear, soft complexion. Chev-enline for restoring gray hair to its original color. It is not a dye. Miss Cloud, 116 South Thirteenth street MEMORIAL TO DR. GILLETTE rsnfllaf a Tablet at tbe Eleventh Baptist Cbareh. mt Wfefeai He Was tba First Factor. A handsome moral tablet erected at tbe Eleventh Baptist Church, Diamond street, above Twenty-first, to the memory of its pasmr, Bev. A. D. Gillette, D. D.. was novel Jed yesterday morning, and tbe present pastor. Rev. Dr. L. J. Denchdeld. took advantage of tbe opportunity to preach a sermon on the life and labors of Dr. Gillette. At tbe bottom of the tablet, which. In addition to Dr. Gillette's name, contains the dates of his connect ion with the church, is a liberal interpretation of a passage from Hebrews: "Remember those who were your leaders, who spoke unto you the word of God. and considering tbe issue of their manner of life imitate their faith. This Dr. Dencbfield took for his text and his words were addressed principally to the young people of tbe congregation who had, he said, divine warrant fur remembering tbe dead pastor and divine direction to Imitate bis life and work. The sermon concluded with a sketch of Dr. Gillette, who in hit day was one of the best known Baptists in this city. He was born at Jackson. X. Y., and at tbe age of 13 years was baptized into the fellowship of the Church. A few years later be began to preach, and In 1S3I be was ordained to tbe ministry in Schenectady. Four years later be came to this city 'o collect money for a new meeting house and received a call to the Fifth Bnptlst Church, which was then located at Ninth and San-som streets. For three years he was its pastor there, and at that time there were but ten Baptist Churches In the city. Aided by him. a movement was hetrun to organize a church west of Ninth street, and ITpG menrbers of the congregation of the Fifth Cburcb were dismissed, and. with Dr. Gillette as their pastor, established tbe Eleventh Church, at Twelfth and Race streets. It was then the only Baptist Church between Ninth street and tbe Schuylkill river, and had in the second year of Its organization over 400 members. Dr. Gillette afterwards accepted a call to the pastorate of Calvary Church. New York city, and bis useful career came to an end at Washington shortly after the late war. BETTER POSTAL SERVICE A Department Official Visits Philadelphia to Consider Future Needs. Assistant Superintendent of the Railway Mail Service J. M. Masten has spent several days In Philadelphia examining into recently inaugurated changes to decide on future improvements. He is wen pleased with the suburban mail service begun February 1 between Paoli, Philadelphia and intermediate stations. Mail is carried on three trains each way daily, thus relieving New York and Pittsburg trains from local service, and affording the clerks on these trains an opportunity to distribute the Phil adelphia mall for tbe branch offices. It is Intended to start a new separation of mail soon upon the local trains from Paoli, and a scheme of distribution is now being prepared so that direct pouches will oe made up on the local trains for the branch otlices and for the trolley mail service. . Mr. Masten also conferred with Postmaster Carr as to the rearrangement of the trolley mall service and the enactment of the ordinance fortbesiding along the Post Office front on Market street, sit. Masten has been connected with the Post Office Department for several years, and wos Instru mental in estaonsning tue troney man service in large cities, and Is of tbe opinion that the trolley mail service of Philadelphia is defective, because the mail trolley lines do not touch the General, Post Office. He said: "In Boston. New Yoru and Chicago the use of the cable or trolley lines for ciiy distribution Is better. Iu them the lines touch the General Post Ofllce. There is nothing to prevent Philadelphia having the best ihter-stailon service of any city in this country and all that is necessary is that they may be arranged so that the circuits touch Ninth and Market streets." ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY Charged That a Wealthy New York Grocer Pled From Rough Treatment. Special Telegram to The Times. New York. Fehruary ft. Inspector McCollougb has announced that he would begin to-morrow morning an Investigation Into the cause of the death of Machaol J. Powllng, tbe wealthy grocer of One Hundred and Forty-second street and Third avenue, who, It is alleged, was violently assaulted by Policemen Gunsen and McMahon, who arrested him on Thursday evening, and who died five hours after being taken to the Morris avenue police station. Dowling had been suffering from diabetes at the time and, it Is alleged, the policemen knocked him down and bruised him badly and then dragged him off to the station bouse without allowing him to get his coat or hat. He died before the hospital ambulance reached him. The police side of the story is that Dowling was drunk and insulted them and, furthermore, drew a revolver on them in the performance of their duty. "BAT " SHEA'S LAST MOMENTS The Murderer's Last Visit From His Mother and Brother, Dannemora, N. Y., February 9. This quiet little village Is all excitement over the approaching execution of "Bat" Shea, the slayer of Robert Ross during tbe election day frauds in March, 18t4. Yesterday morning State Electrician Davis arrived at the prison and completed all tbe arrangements for the execution. The mother and brother of Bat Shea visited tbe prison yesterday and took their farewell of their son and brother. They spent an hour with him in the forenoon and at 2.30 entered the prison for the second and last time. As Warden Thayer was showing me through the prison shortly before 5 o'clock I heard Shea saying: "Mother, I will never see you again in this world, but you have this consolation: I never shot that man." With these words he turned and with head bent entered his cell, and he had seen his mother's face for the last time. ORIENTAL ORDER OF ZOUAVES A New National Semi-Military Organization . Formed at Washington. Washington, February 9. A new national semi-military organization has been formed here by General M. A. Dillon, founder of tbe Union Veterans Union and the Medal of Honor Legion. The organization is called the Oriental Order of Zouaves, and Its principal objects are to cultivate among citizens of all classes and ages a strong spirit of Americanism, with a special view to rigid enforcement of the Monroe doctrine. The uniform of the order is very attractive In design, combining the national colors. The order has an elaborate ritual and installations will be conducted in public1. The relief of members in distress and of their widows and orphans Is part of the plan of the or ganization. -X- T0 SERVE FIVE DAYS IN JAIL The Commissioner of City Works of Long Island City Guilty off Contempt, New York, February 9. Justice Gaynor, of the Supreme Court, in Brooklyn, has found John W. Moore, Mayor Gleason's City Works Commissioner of Long Island City, guilty of contempt of court, and sentenced him to five days' Imprisonment In jail. The punishment was imposed for Commissioner Moore's refusal to obey an injunction of tbe Supreme Court directing him not to interfere with Health Commissioner W. J. Barnett and his associates In the hold-over Health Board at their office in the City Hall. The health officer, as alleged, was ejected by policemen who were acting under instructions from Commissioner Moore. Late Grand Opera Trains From Broad St. The nights for grand opera at the Academy of Music this week will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. For the accommodation of the suburban residents who will attend the Pennsylvania Railroad Company will hold the following local trains fifteen minutes after tbe fall of the curtain. No train will be held later than 11.45 P. M. : Schuylkill division, 11.37 P, M.; Maryland division, 11.88 P. M.. and the Central division, 11.43 P. M. Dr. D. Jayne's Expectorant rests in the confidence of the public to-day as a Lung remedy, because, after over sixty years' constant use, it Is known to be fully worthy of that confidence. Aid digestion with Jayne's Painless Sanative Pills. 5 UVrew? Rebel! not Hair Surrender to t&e CUP',0 Hair-pig. "It's in tbe Twtst." of the Fur Season sees price-cuts unparalleled in the history of our business. Electric Seal Capes Correct shapes, fullest sweep, best known linmg. Were $30 to S. To-dar Jts.oo. were S5, S50, S5i To-dajr $1.50. Electric Seal Jackets. Were S85. To-day 833. A Fern Plush Capes. Were SIS to To-day $7.50. Fur Trimmings. SI. 50 Monkey Trimming, iOc. ji'J.S.1. MonkeT Trimminir, 15c. S3.00 Monkey Trimminc -Oe. Genuine Beaver, Astrakhan. Bear. Fox, Opossum, Natural Lynx. Wooi Seal. Angora, real Marten. Krimmer and imitation Bear Trimmings same . awful sacrifice. Every inch must go. Children's Muffs and Fur Sets. White and Gray Muffs. SOc. Imitation Beaver Muffs. S3c. SI. 50 White Fur Sets. 40c. set. S2.50 White Thihet Sets (with head) $t. $3.50 Black Thibet Setslwith head) $1. ASH Silks, the good kind. 25 cents. 10 to 12 To-Day. 3jc other days. Patterns we're proud of. AND Black Satin Duchess, 60c. to S2.00. Match it at the money? You can't WE'VE tried. Latest designs in high class Black Damasse, SI to S2. All-black figured Indias, 50c. to S1.00. All-Silk Iilaek Crepons At HALF the recent price SI instead of S2. Feathery lightness. The two. favorite weaves-' rock," "crocodile." DRF.SS GOODS new Spring . beauties blooming every day. 'Describe them ? Might as veil try to paint the glorv of the bozu of promise. SEE THEM. KEMNANTSof White Plaid Muslin and Fancy White Goods: Assortment of delicious beauties at HALF PRICE. ALSO, a few Piques fancy weaves and plain cords, Half Price. ' Oh what a chance for dainty dressers 1 Cheapest Umbrellas we ever handled splendid cloth, steel rod, close roll, natural sticks latest crooks) and tipped Kith real sterling silver. 2S-inch size S1.35 2S-inch size S1.50 fVENING Slippers, f Dancing Slippers Vi every fashionable fad but ridiculous prices. Little odd lots. Women's Slippers canary, blue, pink, white, lavender. Some with strap, some plain. Were S2.50 to S3.50. Are $1.75. Misses' and Children's Ballet Slippers for dancing school. Black and white kid. Sizes 8 to 1 $1.30. Sizes 2 to 4-$1.75. 2 to 4 o'clock To-Day. Last chance at the S5, SI and S2.50 Black Kid Button Shoes for $1.20 The finer grades hand-sewed. Broken lots, but your size is somewhere. PARTRIDGE & ETTm FILiiHT RICHARDSON TRADE IB THE TRANSVAAL That of Germany Has Increased Many Times Within the Last Few Years. Washington, February . Within the past few years Germany has built up an important and lucrative trade with the Transvaal. Sbe is now looking to that continent as the most favorable field for extending her foreign trade. Germans have acquired large Interests in the Transvaal gold mines and they built the railroad from Pretoria to the coast. The Krupps and other great German Ironmasters have established agencies In the Transvaal and Germa.u counts upon checking British influence there through the development of its Iron trade. In consequence the German trade with the Transvaal has increased from 1.000.000 marks in 18S9 to 6.000,000 marks in 1804, excluding goods shipped via England. (trade MARK I Seeing Begin at the base-the ment. See how Bourse. Goodyear Welt shoes are made. Crowds watch the wonderful machines making 100 pairs daily; making them just as they are made in best modern shoe factories. Goodyear Welts are better than hand-sewed shoes of like stock. V ery many dealers sell them for hand-sewed shoes. Goodyear Welts are made by over 1,000 most progressive shoe manufacturers in this country. Made for both sexes, for all ages, in all styles, and sold by all dealers everywhere. See how they are made in the basement at the Philadelphia Bourse. Machines running all the working hours of the day and until 10 p. M. Wednesday. GOODYEAR SHOE MACH'Y CO., BOSTON

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