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Society has recorered from the effects of
the holiday festivities, and reflects with
pleasurable feelings on numerous charitable
acts performed in a graceful manner. The
incense of cratitude from friends, depend
ents and other beneficiaries, forms a pleas
ant, vaporous cloud through which to
dreamily contemplate the fashionable events
-which crowd thickly and hurriedly until
Lent calls a halt, and gives the devotees of
society an opportunity to realize that all Is
vanity. However, as suggested by the im
mortal Sam "Weller, some vanities are more
pleasant than others, and society vanities
are not without many good points.
The first reception of the Sleigh Bell Social
was held at Battel's Hall Thursday evening.
Miss Jennie McGraw, of South avenue, Alle
gheny, and MissIEmma Hunter, of McKees
port, who have been spending the holidays in
Philadelphia with their friend, Miss Sindie
Mooney, arrived home last evening.
Mr. W. B. Johnston was made the proud re
cipient of a handsome Dunlap Bilk hat on the
occasion of his 2Sth birthday by the employes
of the express company of which be is agent,
as a token of re-poet and an acknowledgement
of his kindness to them.
A surprise party was tendered Miss Katie
Woods, of the Southside, on Thursday even
ing. Among the many present were: Misses
Peacock. T. Morris. F. Turner. H. Schell. W
Teacock, P. McCrea, G. Henry, E. Finch and
Miss Daisy Schmidt, of Shadyside, enter
tained a number of her friends Friday evening.
Music and dancing were the principal f eatnres
of the evening's enjoyment. Among those
credent were Mrs. Will Rea, Misses Emma
Heed, Lizzie Bred, Llbbie Anderson. Lizzie
. O'Neil, Messrs. Will Rea, D. Weldpn, F. Rea,
T. Murray. J. Wilson. A. Jeromcy, W. -A.
Schmidt and many others.
The four bachelors of the East End held a
basket social at the residence of Mr. Palmer,
Stanton avenue, Wednesday evening. Among
those present weie the Misses Crosson, Hillma,
Pentz, Butler, Johnson, Buchannan. Billman,
Hauk. Kidd, Ida and Mary Jovce, Laura and
lie'Sio Mitchell. Maggie and Emma Palmer,
Messrs. Kidd, King. Fox, Obert. Beltz, Lortz,
Pentz, Msnnsman, Garrison, Hays, Davis. Con
nor. Castor, Melvon, Willio and Harry Palmer
On New Year's evening the members of Ar
senal Lodge No. 281, L O. G. T., located in Law
rcnceville. were handsomely entertained at the
residence of Dr. J. R. Fire, Butler street.
About SO members were present and a very en
joyable evening was spent. Dancing, catd
playing and parlor games were indulged in,
and, after partaking of an elegant repast, the
merry compauy beparated about 3:30 A. M., with
best wishes of a happy and prosperous New
Year for all.
Mr. W. C. Doyle gave a holiday event to his
pupils last Monday. Among those present
were V. J. McCarthy, Misses iilancho Rowell,
Nora Bardolph, Nellie Bardolph, Maggie
Stack, Katie Branigan, Mollie Gettman, L Coil
man, Ella McClelland, May Hartley, Mary
Beam, 51. Millcn, Ella Peal. Maria Bolsson,
Emma Gastsidc. Alico Carlisle, X. Carlisle,
Ella McCalley, E;tela Miller. Josie Miller.
Mamie Tussid, Lyda Schwan, Rev. Powell and
Avery pleasant evening was spent at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Suchrs,
Church avenue, in honor of her sister. Miss
Annie Miller, Wednesday evening. Among
those present were: Misses Lizzie Wall, Nora
Morran, Celie Morran, Katie Ruege, Ellen
Kicly, Maggie Wajlen, Annie Smith, Ellen
Morran: Messrs. Saner, Lang, Balf, McCoy,
Lewis, Roney, Ahlers. Welsh, Harry Ruege,
George Ruege, Albert, George, lllie and
Andy Thanny, Aug Luiganbauch and many
A temperance literary contest was given by
the pupils of Mi6S Milly Tutell, in her parlors
on Buena Vista street, last Thursday evening,
for the Demorest silver medal. Great interest
was manifested among the contestants and
their friends. After due consideration the
judges awarded the medal to Anna Young;
honorable mention was made of Ella Gauger.
The guests were entertained with zither and
piano music by the Misses Ganger and Young,
Altogether the entertainment was delightful
The Tuesday Night Progressive Club of the
Southside met at the residence of W. E. Ham
ilton last week, the following members taking
part in the game: Mr. and Mrs. W. 8. Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Slocum, Mr. and Mrs. Gus
Schwann, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schwann, Mr.
and Mrs. w. E. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
Hanev, Dr. and Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Ada Case,
Miss Kate Slocum, Dr. W. T. Burleigh, Hon.
F. K. Gearing. The head prizes were taken bv
Mrs. Chas. Schwann and Mr. S. C Haney and
the foot by Mrs. Jones and Dr.-Burleigh. After
lunch the club was entertained by Mr. Gus
Schwarm in his inimitable box manipulations,
and vocal selections by the quartet composed
of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schwann, Mr. Thos.
Slocum and Miss Kate Slocum.
What proved to be a very successful surprise
party was the one tendered Miss Annie Hitter,
at her home on Filmore street. Bellcfleld. on
Thurbday evening, by Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Mr,
end Mrs. Hasley, Mr. and Mrs. Rusch, Misses
Emma and Annie Hasley, Annie and Natlc
Flucker, Eva and May Schaddlck, Annie
Schocnberger, Lillian M. Ruch, Miss Steffler
and Miss Schmeltz, Messrs. Hasley, Brown,
Curran, Oestcrling, Schmeltz, Ricbenbaugh,
Craig, and a number of others, who at an early
hour invaded her home. Miss Annie proved a
charming hostess, and entertained her friends
in a royal manner. Dancing to the music of an
excellent orchestra was the principal feature
of the evening. About midnight the attention
of the merry dancers was directed to the dining
hall where an excellant repast awaited them.
The annual election of officers of tho St.
Augustine Young Men's Literary Society took
place at their rooms on Thirty-seventh street
on Monday evening. The following officers
were elected: A. W. Lerbler, President; J.
Lusk, "Vice President; D. Behan, Secretary;
Wm.Frekcr, Assistant Secretary; N. Wick,
Librarian; J. EngeL Assistant Librarian; Com
mittee, n. Wcries. J. NageL Henry Uhte, J. F.
Khafer; Rev. Father Gregory, Director and
Treasurer. After the meeting the members
adjourned to the President-elect's home, where
a reception was tendered them. Toasts were
given and speeches made by J. F. Shafcr, out
going President; A. W. Liebler, President
elect; Charles McCarran and George Link,
eul'igiziug the doings in the past and of the
bright prospects for the future in a very able
manner, after which they adjourned, with con
gratulations for the incoming officers.
Thursday evening, at the residence of Mr.
W. L. McCulloghForty-thlrd street, about JO
members of Arsenal Lodge No. 291, L O. G. T.,
spent a very pleasant evening. Among those
present were: Mrs. Dr. Fire, Mrs. Dr. Sands,
Mrs. J. N. Burns. Mlssei Mattio Read, Elvira
AVhite, Jennie Duncan, Blanche Arbutbnot,
Clara Boyer, Mamie Duncan, Lizzie Wellens.
Sadie Vance, Ella Boyer, Rachel Burns, Bella
Blackford, Jennie Hoy, Aggie Drynan, Annie
Holt, Cora Tate; Messrs. J. N. Burns, W. H.
Hamilton, Murry Livingston, Thomas H. Mar
shall, John G. Boyd, A. H. Leslie, David B.
Little, D. C. Barkley. Ed Blackford. Thomas D.
Stewart, Howard Fife. Samuel McKinley, Dr.
J. B, Fife, Dr. R, M. Sands and others. The
party participated heartily iu the various
pleasures, consisting of dancing, card playing
and vanous parlor games. A very nice lunch
was prepared for the occasion, and ample jus
tice was done to the same. The morning was
somewhat advanced when the delighted party
Mr. Lawrence M. Hcyl and Miss Flora B.
Helbling will be married at St. Augustine's
Church, Lawrenceville, on Wednesday, the 23d
At the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. John
Rabe, on Wednesday evening, January 9, 18S9,
tho Rev. J. Bojd Vincent, officiating, Mr. Levi
P. Easton and Miss Kate E. Rattigan, both of
the East End, were united in marriage. After
the ceremoney the conpie took their departuro
for a visit to the principal cities of the East
and West, and on their return will be at home
to their friends at their new home on Park
avenue. East End.
On Tuesday evening, Mr. W. L. Mayer, of
this city, and Miss Annie M. Beckman, of Rich
mond, Va., were united in marriage at St
Mary's Church, Richmond, Va., the Rev. Willi
bald Bauer (O. S. B.) officiating. Mr. Mayer is
well known and very popular among the mus
ical profession here, of which he is a prominent
member. Miss Beckman ts the daughter of
Mrs. Catharine Beckman. of Richmond, and is
of a very prominent and highly connected fam
ily. The happy couple, after receiving the con
gratulations of their mauv friends, departed on
the evening train fay the North. Mr. and Mrs.
Mayer will, hfter the bridal tour, take up their
residence on ML Oliver, near Pittsburg.
Misses Eva and Emma Mlnnick. of Monterey
street, Allegheny, are visiting friends in Ohio.
Miss Tillie Biershenk, of Johnstown, is visit
ing her aunt, Mrs. S. R. McCoy, of Bluff street.
Miss Emma Elcessor, of Western avenue,
Allegheny, has gone to Greensburg on a short
Miss Cecille Mullins, of Detroit, Mich., Is
visiting the Misses Maloney, of North Hiland
Miss Minnie Eiscraan, of Chirago. is visiting
her aunt, Mrs. J. Eiseman,76 Fayette street,
Mrs. Harry L. Parke and daughter, of Johns
town, are visiting relatives and friends in
Mr. James Montgomery, of No. 2 Logan,
street, left Monday to attend tho law school at
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Mr. O. M. Bingham, of Rcsaca street, Alle
gheny, leaves to-morrow evening for the East
on a three weeks' business tnp.
Miss Jennie Parker, of Parkers Landing, Pa.,
Is spending the winter with Miss Minnie Mob
ley, of Garfield avenue, Allegheny.
Mr. HarrvB. Harden, son of H. G. Hayden,
Esq., of Wood street, will sail for Europe on
the 23d Inst, to attend school. He will also
take in tho Paris Exposition.
Me'srs. T. J. Maloney. A. V. D. Watterson
and Frank McGirr leave for New York to
morrow to attend the ML SL Mary' alnmm
banquet, to be held at the Fifth Avenue Hotel
on Wednesday next
Mr. A. C. Crown, who for ten years has been
in the employ of J. M. Gusky, has accepted a
lucrative position with Elsas, Keller & Co., of
New York, and leaves this evening to assume
his new duties, accompanied by tho good wishes
of all his numerous friends.
Mr. James Adair is in New York City.
Mrs. George Woods is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. Roberts, at Gcrmantown, Pa.
Mr. William Woods left last Wednesday for
Texas, where he expects to remain for several
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Snyder will enter
tain a number of their friends at a progressive
euchre on Tuesday next at their handsome
The second of the series of assemblies will be
given next Friday evening at tho home of the
Misses Black; the third will be given Friday
evening, February 1, at the residence of Mr. T.
Mr. William Stanton and family are so well
pleased with California, where they now are,
that they propose making it their future home,
and have offered their beautiful home at Rose
berg station for sale.
The committee of the Scwickley Valley Club
have selected 'Still Waters Run Deep," a
three-act comedy by Tom Taylor, fur their next
entertainment, which will be given some time
the last of this month.
Mks. J. H. Gaixt is visiting friends and
relatives at Apollo.
Peter Ordxeb was buried last Monday,
having died of an abscess.
Mits. Ciiari.es BlXGHAJr, of Sheridan ave
nue, is in Philadelphia visiting friends.
Miss Lauea Laxbsrt, of Allegheny, was
the guest of Mi3 Carrie Bingham last week.
Steve Mercer is the prond father of a
15-pound baby. Mother and daughter are doing
Mrs. J. Mercer, who sustained severe in
juries several weeks ago by falling downstairs,
Mrs. A. D. Evaxs, wife of Superintendent
Evans, of the Bcllevue Gas Company, has been
quite ill the past week.
Fbed East left on the steamcr"Nellio Hud
son last Tuesday for SL Louis, where he will
remain for several weeks.
Stephen Collins has appointed as one f
his aids for the Mechanics' parade on Washing
ton's birthday F. A. Gordon.
JA. H. Neal has returned home from New
York, where he has been visiting his friend
Charlie Preston, an old Bcllevue boy.
James Irwin, Jr., accompanied by his sister,
returned last Monday to Adrian, Mich., by way
of Cleveland, to resume their studies.
Eugene E. Davis, who was seriously hurt
last Wednesday in the Diamond street disaster,
is a son of Dr. B. L. Davis, of this place.
S. Reed Johnston, who has been confined
to his room for several weeks, suffering from
rheumatism, is attending to business again.
The praise service at tho M. P. Church last
Sunday evening was very interesting. Mrs.
Jennie C. Davis delighted her many friends by
her sweet singing of the solo, "Eve's Lamenta
tion," from BIundeL The violin and organ
accompaniment blended harmoniously with her
sweet voice. These services will bo held on
the first Sunday of every month.
The rain pours, and after seeing half a
dozen street cars go by with no chance of
getting even a foothold, Brown calls out
in despair to the driver of the next: "What
are the streets cars for, if they are always
Facts Are Stnbborn Thine.
Docior I see little "Will has fully re
covered. Mother Oh, yes, doctor, little Bill was
cured by your big Bill.
Two Days More.
Being unable to properly serve our
numerous customers and patrons yesterday
during our great SIS sale, we shall for the
benefit of those who failed to receive proper
attention continue this great bargain sale
lor two days more. This sacrifice sale begins
to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, and closes
Tuesday evening at 0 o'clock.
You "can have your choice of the finest
satin-lined overcoats or suits for $15 iu our
men's fine clothing department. It makes
no difference what the former selling price
was, 540, 30 or ?2j, you can take your pick
and choice for
Every gentleman in this city should take
advantage of this sale. P. U. 0. C.,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
Opp. new Court House.
To Washington, D. C, and return via the
Pennsylvania Railroad, January 24, 1889.
On that date the company intends selling
round-trip tickets to "Washington, D. C., at
a fare in one direction, or rather half-fare
for the round trip. The tickets to be good
for ten days, with the privilege of a stop in
Baltimore in either direction, and on day or
night trains. Pullman parlor cars on day
trains, sleepers on night trains through to
"Washington, D. C. Don't forget the date
and that the rate is only balf-fare. A
special train will leave Union station at 8
A, M., arriving in "Washington at an early
hour same evening. Evening trains leave
at 7:15 and 9 r. M., arriving in "Washington
early next morning.
The rate of interest on loans in the
Second Modern B. and L. Association is
only o 2-10 per cent. The periodical pay
ments which a borrower must make after
obtaining a loan are so small that any
prudent man, in a short time, can own his
own home and then be relieved oi the
burden of rent. Should a borrower wish to
do so, he is at liberty to increase the amount
of his periodical payments on his loan, and
by so doing hasten the extinguishment of
his debt. Office 138 Fifth avenue.
Remember the B. &: O. Excnrslon to the
Next Thursday,.Tanuary 17,only 59 round
trip, including a trip to Baltimore, Secure
your parlor ond sleeping car accommoda
tions at once.
An elegant line of black and white
striped silk entirely new designs for skirts,
trimmiugs, etc. HtTGUS & HACKE.
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BIJOU THEATER. Kate Castleton.
Harris' Theater. "One of the Finest."
GRAND OPEBA HOUSE Prot Herrmann.
Harrt Williams' Bice's Syndicate of Stars.
Casino Museum Novelties, etc.
The above are the theatrical attractions for
Booth and Barrett, with their unsurpassed
company, havo come and gone. The engage
ment was more successful in every way than
that of last year, and though the prices were
high the house was well filled at each perform
ance. It was easy to see that "Hamlet," with
the eminent tragedian in the title role, was the
favorite play. There was a packed house on
Wednesday night, and although the staging of
this drama was least satisfactory of all, tho
audience, despite this fact, followed with most
eager attention every movement and word of
the players. Booth may not play Hamlet bet
ter tban he plays other parts, but Pittsburgers
seem to like him best as "the meUncholy
Every one who saw "Julius Caisar," "Mer
chant of Venice" and "Othello" was at once
struck by the beauty and appositeness of the
scenery and costumes. The artistic effect of
these accessories it would be hard to estimate,
yet no one could fail to find his enjoyment and
understanding of the play greatly enhanced
In the last number of tho Mirror, Nym Crin
klc,discnssing histrionlsm and embellishments,
says: "I havo said repeatedly, and I repeat it
now, that Mr. Irving has done more than any
other actor of our generation to make illumi
nation take the place of interpretation and he
has succeeded, with the help of Tadema and
other painters, in completely confusing the
minds of shallow persons with regard to tho
He then goes on to cite, in support of his as
sertion, what Mary Anderson says in the Janu
ary North American Jleview, and evidently
thinks Miss Anderson a very poor authority on
the subject which she attempts to discuss. She
is talking about "the power of the dramatic
artist," and gives what she calls "an instance
illustrating it" It was in the Mounet-Snlly
production of "Hamlet" at the Theater Fran
caise, which she confesses to have followed
with eager interest no less than eight times.
For wbatT Mainly for this which she describes
as illustrative ot the remarkable skill shown in
conveying the illusion intended by the author.
"In the first place," sho says, "the curtain
wentupon a scene in which there was an atmos
pheric effect so skillfully devised as to suggest
most vividly the blue cold of a winter night in
Denmark. For some moments there was
silence on the stage, which was deserted. Then
there was heard in tho distance the clanking
sound of a man in armor. The sound ap
proached nearer and nearer and then a guard
appeared upon the scene, beating his hands
and blowing his warm breath on his fingers.
He crossed the stage and disappeared without
a word. All thi3 was done," said Miss Ander
son, "without a word being spoken, and it was
intended to show just what kind of anight it
"And this," observes-Nym Crinkle, "is what
struck Miss Anderson in a performance of
Shakespeare's masterwork. The time of night
It was! Tho state of the thermometer! iot a
word spoken! Oh, the intensity of an empty
stage! What intellectual heights we have
scaled when we know what the weather is!
This then is tho "power of the dramatic artist
to bring out the meanings of the author,"
Exactly, and that is just the way Mr. Irving
always bnngs It out. And it is the way Miss
Anderson set to work to bnng it ont in "The
Winter's Tale." These illuminators think
more of interpreting tho timeand place and the
condition of the atmosphere than they do of in
terpreting tho character and motives of tho
"Mr. Edwin Booth and Mr. Lawrence Bar
rett are far greater histrions in the true sense
than Mr. Irving, but they will never seo the
day in ithich they will approach him as a lamp
lighter. And I wish you would put on record
for me the individual opinion that Mrs. Potter,
within the circumscribed limits of her ability,
is a far more conscientious histrioa than the
gifted Mary Anderson."
The performance for the benefit of sufferers
bv the late accident, to be given at the Grand
Opera House next Wednesday afternoon,
ought to be largely attended. The entire re
ceipts are to be nscd to relieve cases of genuine
distress. Prof. Herrmann is sure to give a per
formance that wUl delight and mystify all who
see it. It is to be hoped that the house will be
crowded at this benefit matinee.
This Week' Attractions.
Kate CASTLETON,the bright and fascinating
devotee of the laughing god, will be at the
Bijou again this week. Pittsburgers, young
and old, always give her a hearty welcome.
Her warblings of "For Goodness Sake" and
"The Spider and the Fly" never fall to excite
laughter and applause. Kate is not a renin,
and she knows it, but she is endowed with the
power to please, and as long as she nnrrounds
herself with clever people she will be a popular
attraction. There is not much pretext
for the title of her new play, "A
Paper Doll," although its vaned com
plications would make it difficult
to find a more suitable name. Dolly Chirruper,
a foundling, is the heroine of the farce, and her
parents are discovered and inheritance -to a
fortune is brought about through the agency of
a photograph showing a picture of a child cut
ting out a paper doll. The play is said to be far
above the average comedy in merit, and has
carried Miss Castleton a step or two farther in
her ambition to take up the theme of legitimate
comeuy. Whether it has the elements of popu
larity which characterizes its successful co
temporaries Monday night will show. Southern
papers are enthusiastic in praiso of the piece,
and more especially of Miss Castlcton's sup
port Tho principal members this year are Mr.
Pete Daily, who is spoken of as an intensely
funny and original genius; Mr. Bert Coote, a
worthy scion of eccentricity; Miss Ada Deaves
and Miss Bebo Vining. The advance sale of
seats indicates a wide curiosity to see the new
"One of the Finest," an old play which is
ever new, will be the attraction at Harris' The
ater this week. Edwin M. Ryan is the star,
and he has made a big hit in other cities. The
staging ot the play is said to have cost $10,000
and the scenery is described as particularly
fine. There is a great number of ex
citing episodes in the plot, and the
realistic effects are heightened by the in
troduction in the fourth act of an
immense tank of water, representing the North
river, and in the distance is to bo seen Jersey
City illuminated; also Bartholdi's statue
"Liberty Enlightening the World." Models of
the Fall river steamers cross andrecross the
stage, the whole forming a very pretty picture.
The cast is a long one, and exceptionally well
balanced according to the press of other cities.
There is a great deal of fun in the play, and
the comedy roles are in cipable hands. Luigi
Sorchi, the wonderful "hero of the Mile" ap
pears at ench performance.
Herrmann, the prince ol magicians, begins
a week's engagement at the Grand Opera
Houso to-morrow night How he manages is
as much a mystery as any of his tricks, yet it is
a fact that the Professor never begins anew
season without introducing some novel and
startling feat This year the special feature
of his performances called "Cremation," and to
all appearances Herrmann burns the body of a
living woman to ashes right before the eyes of
the spectators. This spectacular illusion is de
scribed as one of the most marvelous ever seen.
The magician is assisted by Mmc. Herrmann,
D'Alvini and Huka Agha, presenting a re
markable soiree magique.
The great historical painting, the cyclorama
of Tbo Battlo of Gettysburg," still continues
to attract the attention of thousands of cltl
rens,as well as nearly every stranger who visits
tbecitv. If any person in Pittsburg or Alle
gheny has not yet paid a visit to the cyclorama
they should do so at the first opportnnity.
They can scarcely pass a leisure hour more
pleasantly or profitably.
Rice's syndicate of vaudeville stars appears
onco more at tho Academy this week. The
most of the actors of this company are too
well known here to need an introduction. In
addition to the numerous clever specialists,
Jack Dempsey and Dennis Costigan will take
part in the programme, indulging in a friendly
set-to at each performance. The bill is one
which is sure to draw.
The Washington Monumental Committee of
the Jr. O. U. A. M., will give a benefit for the
sufferers by the Diamond street accident It
will bo held on Tuesday evening next at the
Allegheny Coliseum. A pood programme will
be presented to a crowded house, it is hoped.
The Casino Museum, as usual, offers an at
tractive list ot curiosities and a good stage
performance this week. Business is increasing
at this popular resort right along, and if it
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keeps on at the present rate Manager O'Brien
will soon have to build a new and larger house.
Wm. A. Brady, ol Webster Sc Brady, have
bought Dion Boucicault's "After Dark."
Axice Harsison has been engaged to play
Topsy for Clay M. Greene's spectacular version
of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Gillette's great spectacular play, "She." is
underlined for the Bijou noxt week. A mag
nificent production is promised.
Fasnv Davenport is said to have sold a
piece of property near Chicago recently for
&0,000,which she bought a few years ago for
Ben Teal and George H. Jessop are co
laborating upon a new sensational melodrama,
which they expect to spring upon the public
Mrs. Charles O. White, widow of tho De
troit manager, will continue the management
of White's Grand Opera House, and all the
dates booked by her husband will be kept
The Crt8TAL Slipper," which is billed
for Pittsburg later in the season, is now filling
a four weeks engagement at the Chicago Opera
House. One hundred people are in the com
pany. Bract & Garwood, of Grand Rapids and
Toledo, are about to erect a new theater in tho
latter city, it is said. It will seat 2,100, with
standing room for nearly 1,000 more. It will be
on the ground floor, and will be run as a popu
lar price house, prices running from 10 cents
Booth and Barrett appear in Baltimore this
week, and Manager Albaugh has arranged to
give the theatergoers of Washington, where
Mr. Booth never appears, an opportunity to
witness the performances. Two nights will bo
set apart for Washington, in which city tickets
at the regular price will entitle the bolder to a
free trip to and from Baltimore on a special
The "Giddy Gusher" of tho Mirror talks
thus sagely: "Mr. Booth's club is a very gen
erous gift. Let's wait and see of what mortal
sort of use it's going to be to the profession.
The actors havo been Bceing as much of eaoh
other in tho past as is good for 'em. They don't
need any gilded halls and hammered brass grill
rooms to make 'em acquainted or better their
condition. As for tiger-skin rugs and tiled
fireplaces making a man's soul bigger or mak
ing a bum actor more of a gentleman, go to.
Thou talkest rot!"
The chief of the fire brigade in the city of
Malmo, in Sweden, Herr O. Berggren, has con
structed a fireproof curtain for a theater, which
he calls a "water curtain." It consists of two
sheets of canvas, steeped in a fireproof com
pound, joined together at tho bottom and the
sides in such a manner as to leave a fair space
between, with water mains running to the top,
and when fire breaks out, and tho water being
turned on, the Intervening space becomes
filled with water, forming a solid wall of water
between the audience and the scene. The other
day experiments were carried out with the
curtain in an improvised structure in Malmo,
in presence of the officials of the town, archi
tects and others, when a pile of faggot wood
was heaped up against the curtain and set fire
to, but the flames made no impression on it,
even when petroleum was poured upon the
B. P. O. E. Note.
A new lodge will be instituted at Gallipolis,
O., on the ICth.
Mo. John Locklin will take the horns at
Brother Steele, of Youngstown Lodge
No. S5, made us a visit last week.
Brother Randall, of Springfield Lodge
No. 5L was in the city tho past week.
There will be two initiations to-night All
members of No. 11 should be present
Youngstown Lodge No. 55 will have their
benefit on February 6, at Youngstown Opera
Brother Walter Nellis is going move to
Into the city again, so as to be at the meetings
Brother Lain, of St Louis Lodgo No. 9,
has been In the city the past week with the
Booth and Barrett Company.
The Grand Exalted Ruler, Hamilton Leach,
exDccts to call the Grand Lodgo to meet in
Pittsburg during the reunion in June.
District deputy W. Wallace received
a communication from the Grand Secretary.
There is to be a lodge instituted at AVilkesbarre
and Franklin, Pa.
Brother John D. Thompson, of Provi
dence lodge, was in the city on Friday on his
way to New York, from where he sails td
Europe on the 16th.
Harry White, of Altoona Lodge No. 102,
was in the city yesterday and spoke of the first
social session tbey had last week, and said it
was a grand success.
Members of No. 11 should not fail to come to
Exalted Ruler McClelland's home, on tbis'Fri
day evening, January 18, as he promises to
make it very pleasant for them.
Brother Jahes Cumiongs, formerly of
Delehanty & Cummings.and one of the original
members of New York Lodge No. 1, is confined
to his bed at San Francisco and is not expected
There are a great many members of No. 11
who have not yet received tickets for the
benefit They should not fail to get them.
They can be had from any of the members of
Brother Gazzole, of Pittsburg Lodge No.
11, bad a very narrow escape from being killed
on last Wednesday. He was about to enter
Weldin's bookstore, when the front caved out
of the building.
Brother Harry Barnard, of Toledo
Lodge No. 53, who is now managing the Opera
House, at Reading, Pa., wrote a letter to Pitts
burg Lodge that they would like to institute a
lodge in Reading, and havo 40 names of the
most prominent citizens.
The funeral of Charles S. Rodgers, oc
curred from the residence of his mother in
Philadelphia. The body rested in a handsome
walnut coffin, was covered with flowers, at.the
head stood a broken pillar of roses, while on
either side floral tributes from the Elks were
placed. The Rev. J. L. Miller, of St Stephen's
Church, read the burial service and then Miss
Newkirk sang "Call Me Thine Own," which the
dead actor requested sbonld be sung at his
funeral. The body was borne by six members
of the Elks. After the coffin had been lowered
in the grave, the ceremonies prescribed by the
B. P. O. E. were gone through with, and as the
members threw into the grave the bouquets
they held, the dead actor's wife tainted. The
pallbearers were: Gust Williams, of Boston
Lodge; Matt B. Snyder, of St. Louis; L. J. Lor
ing, of Chicago; Frank Girard,of Brooklyn, and
Matthew Jackson, Jr., and Dr. Vf. F. Hartley,
of Philadelphia Lodge.
AT ONE-FOrUTH THEIR VALUE.
The Odd Laco Cnrtalns Remaining In
During the coming week we will place on
sale all our odd lace curtains (from one-half
pair to three pairs of a pattern) at prices
ranging from 50 cents to $10 per pair.
These figures are about 25 cents on the
dollar of what they sold for.
The goods are clean and nice, but the
quantity ol each kind is limited.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Two Days More.
Being unable to properly serve our num
erous customers and patrons vesterday dur
ing our great $1C sale, we shall for the bene
fit of those who failed to receive proper at
tention continue this great bargain sale for
two days more. This sacrifice sale begins
to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, and closes
Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock.
You can have your choice of the finest
satin-lined overcoats or suits for $15 in our
men's fine clothing department. It makes
no difference what the former selling price
was, $40, 530 or 525, you can take your pick
and choice for
Every gentleman in this city should take
advantage of this sale. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond st?.,
Opp. new Court House.
Scenro Your Parlor nnd Sleeping Car
For the B. & O. excursion to "Washington,
D. C, next Thursday, January 17, 59 round
trip. Trains leave at 7 and 11:30 a. it. and
1020 P. M.
One of the special features of the Second
Modern B. & L. Association is persons can
join the association at any time without the
payment of back dues, and members can
withdraw at any time and receive their full
amount of dues paid in, with all the divi
dends declared up to that date. Office 138
Special sale this week of slightly soiled
ends of embroidered, striped and figured
flannels. Huous & Hacke.
The Department Encampment.
The approaching Twenty-third Annual
Encampment of the Department of Penn
sylvania, Grand Army of the Bepublie,
which will be held at Erie February 12 and
13, promises to be the most interesting and
lively session yet held by the Department
Beduced transportation rates have been ob
tained on all the railroads centering at that
point. The Erie and Pittsburg railroad,
over which most of the delegates from this
vicinity will travel, has agreed to issue
round trip tickets at single fare rates, tick
ets good going from February 9 to 13, and
good returning until February 16, These
tickets can only be had on card orders to be
procured from T. A. B. Headquarters at
Philadelphia. Hotel rates will vary from
51 tp 53 per day according to
the place at which the comrades will
sojourn. The Department Headquarters will be
established at the Reed House. Monday, Feb
ruary It Delegates and alternates are re
S nested to report to the Assistant Adjutant
eneral wltn their credentials immediately
upon their arrival in Erie. The rates at the
Reed Houso are $2, 2 60 and S3 per day. A
number of private boarding houses will fur
nish accommodations at 1 per day. Informa
tion regarding hotels and accommodations can
be had upon application to Comrade H. H. Da
vis, Erie, Pa., Chairman of committee. The
Department Encampment will convene in the
Opera House at 9 A. m., Tuesday, February 12.
The Council of Administration will meet at
the Reed House, Erie, Pa., at 7 P. M. Monday,
February 11. The roll of the Department En
campment is now being prepared, and Com
manders of posts who have not forwarded the
credentials of delegates and alternates must do
so at once, otherwise their names will bo
omitted from the rolls.
The candidates for the Department Com
manaership remain the same as have been
mentioned in this column before General D.
B. McCreary, of Erie, representing the North
west section; John A. Weidersheim.of Phila
delphia, Past Commander of Post No. L and
Colonel Thomas J. Stewart, the present As
sistant Adjutant General of the Department;
Colonel Stewart Is said to be In the field to
win if possible, although on his own statement
he would be willing to wait for another year if
bis friends would allow- him to do so. The
matter of the election of the Department Com
mander Is fermenting a fight which begins to
assume serious proportions. Complications
havo been added by unprovoked attacks on
Candidate General O. B. McCreary, who has
just been elected Republican State Senator
elect from the Erie district by W. W. Tyson,
who occupies the position of Commander at the
Soldiers' Home. It is said on very good
authority that Tyson of his own accord went to
General McCreary some time ago and prom
ised him his support and work, but the impres
sion is that be is afraid Colonel Stewart will be
elected Commander, and consequently he turns
about and goes back on McCreary. Not one of
tho candidates, it is believed, ever asked Tyson
to work for him or even vote for him, each one
believing that if he attended faithfully and
well to his official duties at the Hume that ho
would have his hands full, with no time for
electioneering for any particular candidate.
The conclusion is general that a Commander of
a Soldiers' Home should command that insti
tution, and that alone, and leave the manage
ment of the Grand Army to the comrades at
large and their chosen representatives.
Joint Installation Services.
Odd Fellows' Hall, West End,was beautifully
and prof usely decorated last Tuesday evening
upon the occasion of the joint public installa
tion of tho officers-elect of James A. Garfield
Post No. 215 and Abraham Lincoln Circle,
Ladies of G. A R., auxiliary of tho post The
seating and standing capacity of the hall was
tested to its utmost, so anxious were the
citizens of tho West End to witness the
Interesting ceremonies. The ladies of course
took precedence, and their exercises were first
upon the programme, conducted by Mrs. Ralph
Bradley. Senior Past President, Mrs. Thomas
Fording, installed the following officers-elect:
President, Mrs. George F. Dunlevy; S. V. P.,
Mrs. Samuel Grounds; J. V. P., Mrs. Casper
Stroble: Treasurer, Airs. E. Counder: Secretary,
Mrs. L. L. Turner; Chaplain, Mrs. Thomas Ma
whlnnoy; Conductress, Mrs. Georgo Lobert;
Guard, Mrs. Wm, Hamilton,
Commander W. C. Stevens presided at the
installation services of the post officers elect,
who were installed by Senior Vice Department
Commander W. R, Jones, as follows: Com
mander, James L. Graham; Senior Vice, L. W.
Mallasee; Junior Vice, James Powelson: Chap
lain, James R. Bly; Quartermaster, William
Graham; Surgeon. Thomas Mawhinney; Officer
of the Day, John Blair; Oflicer of Guard, Val
entine Marks. Comrade Ralph Bradley
was appointed Adjutant The musical
programme was a featuro of tho even
ing, and was participated in by the
Misses Lulu M. Miller, Annie M. Smith. Carry
Cronmlller, Gertrude Mallasee, Cora and Maud
Turner, and Prof. Samuel Harper, choir con
ductor. Tho eloquence and jokes of the even
ing were furnished, and ably furnished, by
Comrades W. R. and John Jones, of Braddock;
H. II. Bengough, of Pittsburg; A. P. Burch
fleld, of Allegheny; John W. Moreland, of the
Southside, and others, including Major James
L. Graham, Commander-elect
A Visit and Presentation.
Last Wednesday evening the members of
Captain Thomas Espy Circlo No. 32, Ladies of
the G. A.R.,Mansfield, formed a surprise party
to visit the residence of Mrs. B. M. Clark, No.
93 Cliff street, Pittsburg, their retiring Presi
dent for the past year. Upon their arrival one
of the members, on behalf of the circle, pre
sented Mrs. Clark with a valuable set of china
ware, in appreciation of her efficient and valu-'
able services in that office. After a neat re
sponse by the recipient, who was completely
surprised by the gift, the whole company sat
down to an elegant repast prepared by the
hostess. A very pleasaut evening was spent by
the circle, and they returned home on the 10
o'clock train. Among those presont were: Mr.
and Mrs. C. Steele, Air. and Mrs. D. C. Turner,
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Fife, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Steen, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed. Myers, Cantain Adams and wife, Mrs. Cap
tain Walk, Mrs. Carlisle, Mr. andMrs.L.Mathe
and son, Mrs. H. Kimpton and daughter, Miss
J. McCabe, Mrs. A. Graham and Miss A. Gra
ham. Lytic Circle No. 6, G. A. R.
The following newly elected officers of
Lysle Circle No. 6 were installed on Friday
evening, January 11: President, Mrs. S. J.
Tatc;S.V.P., Mrs. L. Wendel; J. V. P., Mrs.
M. Kerner; Chaplain, Miss McClellan; Treas
urer, Miss.S. Starcher; Secretary, Miss Craw
ford; Conductor, Miss S. Wendel; Guard, Mrs.
Rush. The increase of membership during the
past year, amount of money raised by en
tertainments: amount expended for relief;
amount in treasury, and general harmony and
high standing of circle at department head
quarters greatly exceeded that of former
vears. In acknowledgment of this Mrs. C. W.
Gerwig, in behalf of circle, expressed the high
appreciation and thanks of the members to the
retiring officers, supplemented in a more sub
stantial way by the presentation of an elegant
gold badge to Mrs. M. J. Turner, retiring Pres
ident Anew circle In connection with Post 168,
California, Pa., will be instituted the coming
A membership of G7.
Installing Officer Myra G. Sroails, assisted by
Miss Tudio Starcher, of J. M. Lysle Circlo No.
C, installed the officers of Lieutenant E. IU
Geary Circle No. 7, on Tuesday evening last
The services were very impressive and solemn.
A great many visitors were present among
whom were Colonel Moody Circle and General
Thomas Circle No. 24. No. 7 presented their
retiring officer, Emma Bargcsser, with a beauti
ful plush rocker, that she might take her ease
after two years of bard labor as President.
Circle No. 7 comes to the front at the beginning
of 18S9 with a membership of C7, and promises
to be a lively circle in the work of the G. A. It.
this coming year.
Grand Army Whisperings.
The Pennsylvania Department Commander-,
shin fight will be a hot one from present indi-'
Comrade John C. Smiley is the President
elect of tbeSeventy-thirdPennsylvaniaVetiran
A report says that "Major Tyson is handled
without gloves in Erie" for the part he is
taking in the Commandership business.
There Is now a "Daughter of Post S8" of
Allegheny. Miss Rosalind Forster, teacher of
elocution in tho Allegheny High School.
IT has been generally supposed that the Com
mander of the Erie Soldiers' Home had enough
to do to attend to the old soldiers Intrusted to
General Benjamin Harbison, President
elect, attended the Installation ceremony of
officers of his post (George H. Thomas) at In
dianapolis. What business is it of Commander Tyson to
question the politics of an applicant for the po
sition of a member of the State Soldiers' Home
The Twenty-second Annual Encampment of
the Department of Connecticut will be held in
Winsted Februry 15 and IS. Headquarters at
Post 157 Is in mourning this early in the year
by the death ot Comrade Jacob Shook. Funer
al this afternoon at 2 o'clock from No. 120 Lam.
bert street, East End.
The third monument of the Nineteenth
Pennsylvania Regiment is now being con
structed and will be dedicated at Gettysburg
on "Pennsylvania Day."
Comrade William L. Diston, of Qulncy,
is mentioned as a possible successor of the
present popular DepartmentUommander, Com
rade J. A. Sexton, of Illinois.
The representatlves-clect to the Department
Encampment to be held at Erie next Feb
ruary, are requested to meet next Batnrday at
8 P. JI., in Municipal Hall. Pittsburg.
The Indorsement of Past Post Commander
H. H. Bengough, of 157, for the position of
Pension Agent at Pittsburg, by numerous vet
erans In various sections, occurs almost every
A ntjkber of comrades expressed them
selves yesterday as vigorously opposed to Ty
son's interference in the Department Com
mandership fight. The Grand Army don't need
To be a Democrat appears to be a good rea
son In the opinion of Commander W. W. Ty
son, of the Soldiers' Home, at Erie, to oppose
the advancement of a comrade. Down with
politics in the Grand Army of the Repnblic
Captain Judbon Brenner, of the Davis
Camp Sons of Veterans, of Pittsburg.who now
resides at Beaver Falls, will on Thursday even
ing next install the officers of the John L
Nevin Camp, No. 33, Sons of Veterans of Alle
gheny. General John A. Koltes Post No. 228. of
Philadelphia, the only post in the Pennsylva
nia department in which the business of tho
organization is carried on in the German lan
guage, has moved into new quarters in Red
Is it not rather "cheeky" for the commander
of the Soldiers' Home at Erie to dictate who
shall compose the commission to govern the
same? It was the prevalent opinion that the
commander was subject to the commission, not
the commission to the commander.
The Union Veteran Legion intend to make
their new hall over the Gas Company's office,
Blxth avenue, a model of neatness and beauty.
A number of secret societies will be glad of the
opportunity to meet in the hall on the even
ings it is not occupied by the Legion.
General Robert B. Seath, Past Commander-in-Chief
of the Grand Army of the Re
public, left a leg his tribute to the demon of
war in front of Richmond. Many of his ac
quaintances will be surprised at this statement
as they thought he was sound of limb.
The officers and members of O. H. Hippy
Circlo No. 21, Ladies of the G. A.R.. gratefully
acknowledge the donation of General Alex.
Hays Post No. 3 to the fund being raised for
the establishment of a home in Pittsburg for
the widows of deceased soldiers and sailors.
Colonel Wm. J. Patterson, Past Com
mander of Post 157, installed the officers of
Post 618, at Wilkinsburg, last night. Comrade
Patterson is one of the best executive officers
In the Department, and although the meeting
was closed it was one of the best held by the
veterans this year.
In case of a change at the Erie Soldiers'
Home, how would Captain Geo. B. Chalmers,
the Fast National Commander of the Union
Veteran Legion, do as the successor of Com
mander W. W. TysonT Captain Chalmers is
every way qualified, and would attend strictly
to the business of the Home.
Major J. H. Stine, of Washington, D. C,
is making a collection of branches from trees
that grew on great battlefields of tho war of
the Rebellion. He has just received from a
friend in Virginia, ceaar from Mine Run, pine
from Chancellorsville, cedar from Hancock's
winter quarters in 1863-4, and cedar from
The Grand Army Day Committee for 1889,
composed of the Post Commanders-elect and
two comrades appointed by the Commander of
each post, will meet next Saturday at 3:30 P, M.
in Municipal Hall, city, for organization and
business. H. H. Bengough, Secretary of the
G. A. R. Executive Committee of Allegheny
county, has issued postal cards to this effect.
The Kentucky Department, under the com
mand of Comrade O. A. Reynolds, Is growing
finely. The following Posts were recently
mustered: No. 110, at Grayson; No. HI, at
Wrights; No. 112, at Henderson; No. 113, Big
Clifty; No. 114. Burksville; No. 115, Montpelier;
No. 116, Mayfleld; No. 117, Campbellsvilie; No.
118, Barboursville; No. 119. Butler. The De
partment Encampment will be held at Ashland
on next April 24 and 25.
The "Little Stone House" standing on the
crest ot Seminary Ridge, close to tho Chambers
burg pike, near Gettysburg, which the Con
federate General Lee used for his headquarters
during tho three days fight has recently
changed hands, the first time in 20 years.
Thaddeus S:evens bought it a short time after
the battle. It was sold to a citizen of Gettys
burg for 8740 by Hon. Edward McPherson, the
only surviving executor of the estate of Mr.
Many prominent Philadelphia clergymen
were active soldiers during the war. The list
includes Rev. W. N.Richie, of the Fourth
Presbyterian Church; Rev. I. N. Ritner, of the
Eleventh Baptist Church; Rev. W. W. Dalbey,
of the Messiah Baptist Church; Rev. Russel H.
Conwell, of the Grace Baptist Church; Rev. W.
H. Sherman, of the Third Baptist Church;
Rev. J. W. Sayers, of the Hancock Street M.
E. Chnrch, and Editor H. L. Wayland. of the
National Baptist. Who can furnish the Pitts
At a meeting of General Thomas' Circle, the
following officers were installed for the ensuing
year by Miss Maggie E. Hare: President, Mrs.
Annie Sill: Senior Vice President, Mrs. Kate
Fawcett; Junior Vice President, Mrs. Alice
Murphy. Secretary, Miss Carrie Long; Treas
urer, Miss Josephine SinolzejConductress, Mrs.
McSnalfer; Chaplain, Mrs. M. Smith; Guard,
Mrs. Aspberry. After the installation the re
tiring President, Secretary and Treasurer wero
each presented with handsome presents. Mrs.
Amanda Moffit President received a silver
butter dish; Miss Annie Davis, Secretary, and
Miss Josephine Slnolze, Treasurer, each re
ceived a silver cake stand.
A PHANTOM DANGER SIGNAL.
A Mysterious Flagman Cnnses Great Con-
ternntlon nt Raleigh.
Raleizh, N. C, Special to Globe-Democrat
Two weeks ago a brakeman on a railway
running into Charlotte was killed near
Concord. In some mysterious way the
train was stopped there by a danger signal,
and Campbell fell between the cars and was
cut to pieces. Since then it is claimed that
a danger signal is nightly displayed there.
Yesterday "W. B. Byder, Superintendent of
the Richmond and Danville Railway for
that division, passed Concord on his special
train. He took a good look at the switch at
which poor Campbell was killed, and then
went on toward Charlotte. On his re
turn, about dark, the engineer of
his train was "flagged down" at the switch
by a danger signal. The train stopped, but
upon approaching the place nothing could
be seen. The engineer then pulled up at
the depot, and all looking back saw the
same signal waving the car back. Byder
then dispatched a young telegraph operator,
named Sapp, back to the place. Upon his
near approach the signal suddenly disap
peared. The moon was shining brightly
and there was no place to conceal any oue.
This is workingon the superstitious greatly,
but those who are not superstitious can not
account for the affair. The switch is near
the railroad bridge, and all the country is
clear and dry about it. Sapp was within a
few feet of the signal when it disappeared.
Mr. Byder and many others saw the danger
signal and the lights working. The occur
rence is creating a great deal of talk.
The rate of interest on loans inthe Second
Modem B. and L. Association is only 5 2-10
per cent The periodical payments which a
borrower must make after obtaining a loan
are so small that any prndent man, in a
short time, can own his own home and then
be relieved of the burden of rent. Should a
borrower wish to do so, he is at liberty to
increase the amount of his periodical pay
ments on his loan, and bv so doing hasten
the extinguishment of his debt. Office 138
Tako the B. fc O. Excnrslon to Washington,
Next Thursday, 17th, and see Congress in
NATIONAL GUARD NOTES.
Lieutenant Alfred Easton, of Company
"F," Fourteenth Regiment, was promoted to
the First Llentenantcy last night Captain
James H. Murdock conducted the election.
THE Washington Infantry had 53 men on
drill Friday evening. 'Owing to the unfinished
state of the work at the market house the drill
was confined strictly to instruction in the -can-ual
Several of the local officers did good service
at the wreck on Wood street last Wednesday,
particularly Colonel Norman M. Smith. He
offered to place 200 of bis men on the ground in
oraer to clear away tne otun
Captain A, P. Shannon has Issued an
order requiring the members of the Washing
ton Infantry to assemble at the armory at 7:30
Thursday evening, in full dress, tp proceed to
the Southside to receive a flag to be presented
to the company.
Rupert Kimmel was elected Second Lieu
tenant of Battery B last Monday night. Ser
geant Eicbenlaub will probably be appointed to
fill the vacancy of First Sergeant, caused by
Kimmel's promotion, although Beveral other
names are mentioned.
Quartermaster Robert Patterson, of
the Fourteenth, is in Washington looking np
quarters for the regiment He expects to get
them Into the Army and Navy Building there,
and if he is successful the regiment can take
in the trip at comparatively no expense what
ever. The Eleventh New York Regiment has been
disbanded, it having been declared by the In
spector General unfit for service. Charges of
Intoxication wero preferred against Colonel
Stewart, the commander, by bis Major last
year, and tho organization has been in trouble
The Adjutant General has recently decided
that all quartermaster and ordnance stores,
equipments and other supplies hereafter issued
to the several companies, except in case of
newly organized companies, will be charged
against the annual appropriations from the
Captain Gustavus J. Bochert issues the
following order: The members of Company E,
Eighteenth Regiment, will report at their
armory. No. 67 Fourth avenne, Sunday, Janu
ary 13. at 12 o'clock noon, to attend the funeral
ot'Louls Tappendorf. a member of this com-
fiany. Members of other companies in the reg
ment who desire are invited to turn out with
The annual meeting of the officers of the
Eighteenth Regiment was held last night at the
headquarters. Fifth avenue, and was largely
attended. Besides the election of civil officers
for the ensuing year, business of importance
relative to the condition of tho regiment and
the Washington trip was discussed. Reports
of committees and officers showed the financial
and numerical strength of the companies to be
Eli Hemphill Post No. 1S5, G. A. R., gave
an open installation of officers on last Saturday
evening, January 5, at Tarentnm. Comrade
Blakely, of Springdale. was the Installing
officer. There was a goodly number of citizens
present, and a good round number of G. A. R.
men from Tarentnm and Springdale. After tho
installation several speeches wero made by
members of the visiting posts, and a substantial
THE Washington Infantry's non-commissioned
officers were announced last week, as
follows: First Sergeant, John M. Rosser; Sec
ond Sergeant Harry Davis; Third Sergeant,
John D. McFarland, Jr.; Fourth Sergeant,
Matt Blum: Fifth Sergeant, Jacob ILDietz,
Color Sergeant, Charles Casper; Corporals,
Harvey H. Bigley, Charles M. Smith, Charles
K. Semple, James Cavan, John W. Davies, Ed
A Klauss, Fred Klein and Ivan A Davies.
Soke assinine individual persists In dwelling
on the idea that the two local regiments and
the battery will ultimately go in together in se
curing the Fifth Avenue Market Hall for a
general armory. For heaven's sake drop it
The Fourteenth is comfortably fixed as it Is
and stick a pin right here and hold it that the
Eighteenth never had and never will have any
such intentions. It has much larger game in
view. Captain Hunt may possibly be desirous
of such a combination, but the other organiza
tions certainly are not.
The non-commissioned staff of the
Eighteenth Regiment will hereafter appear
uniformed strictly according to regulation.
For several years past there has been a grow
ing tendency among the members of non-commissioned
staffs of regiments all over the State
toward imitating the appearance of commis
sioned officers. Not only have officer's swords
and gold cords been brought into use. but oc
casionally an officer's overcoat might be seen
on a non-com. The move is a good one, for
there Is no use of having any adopted regula
tion unless it is to some purpose.
The Second Brigade Examining Board meets
next Friday evening at the Monongahela
House for the purpose of examining all ap
pointed and elected officers in the brigade since
last camp. There will be quite a number of
candidates for commissions present, those
cited from the city being: Battery B, Lieu
tenants Lewis T. Brown, Rupert Kimmel and
Assistant Surgeon Schrode; Fourteenth Regi
ment Lieutenant Wright Company I, and
Lieutenants Easton and Williams, Company F;
Eighteenth Regiment. Major J.C.Kay, Captain
Samuel Harper, Lieutenants Gardner, Reese
It has been about decided that the next en
campment of the Guard in this State will be by
regiment as in 1S80. Although many officers
are opposed very strongly to regimental camps,
or picnics, as they are termed, on account of
the general lack of strict discipline on such
occasions, and no opportunities being given for
the men to learn much else than the average
armory affords, still it is thought that the
saving in funds that will arise from such camps
will be devoted to a purchase ot dress uniforms.
As it will be the last year of Governor Beaver's
administration, he probably desires to use as
much economy as possible in order to make the
Adjutant General Porter, of New York,
has announced his intention of making a move
to thoroughly test the efficiency of the Guard in
that State. He proposes, in the near future, to
issue an order, without previous warning, call
ing on several regiments to take the field on.a
few hours' notice, hurry them to a point some
distance from their armories, and let them go
through tho maneuvers of a sham light His
Idea is certainly a novel one, and while it has
many good points, it has bad ones, too. By such
an order he undoubtedly would bo able to find
out the ability of the officers in the regiments
as hustlers In getting their men together on
short notice, and also as to what sized compan
ies he might expect If such a call was really
necessary, but if such antics were repeated
more than once, every young man having a
position that required his presenco would feel
like getting out of the Guard on short notice.
Condensed Special Dispatches From Snr-roandlng-
Communities That Are Tribu
tary to Plttsbnrr.
Wilkesbaeee printers are on a strike for
Jame3 McQuiggen fell 80 feet- down the
shaft at Bend's mine, McDonald, yesterday,
and was instantly killed.
The Beaver courts are overworked, and a
special term will be held this week to clear off
unfinished December business.
Fire ma vault at the Edgar Thomson Steel
Works, Braddock, yesterday destroyed a num
ber of valuable books and papers.
Mrs. JeanNETTE Swope, of Canton, has
sued the Valley Railroad to recover $10,000
damages for tho death of her husband, a brake
man on the road.
Albert Walters, a Summer Hill town
ship farmertCarried a lamp into his haymow
yesterday. The lamp exploded and burned up
83,000 worth of barn, etc
John Bumbarqer, Sr.. the founder of
DuBois and owner of a large portion of the land
on which the town is located, died there yes
terday, aged 79 years.
Executions forpi3,639 were issued yester
day against the Hotlmeier Furniture Company
of Lancaster. The liabilities exceed S36.000,
and the assets are over J20.000.
A box named Boucher had his leg crushed
yesterday at McDonald by coal cars which had
been started down grade by some playmates.
The limb bad to be amputated.
VanNettVan Dresser, a young man of
Corry, made an unsuccessful attempt at suicide
by hanging, yesterday. He was in love, but
religious differences prevented marriage.
Tho Dress of t. be Servians.
New York Tribune, l
In the Servian Constitutional Convention
there are SC3 peasants, who appear in the
dress of country people, most of them wear
ing sandals on their feet, and all of them,
without exception, having a long knife
either dangling at their side or stnek in
their girdle. The wearing of this weapon
is the historic distinction of a free man in
Servia, and the fashion is followed by some
160 other Deputies belonging to the class of
merchants and artisans. This "Great
Skuptschin3," as it is called, is to revise
the Servian Constitution.
I opened, 250 pieces sateens, latest
designs, at 10c and 12ic per yard.
HUUUB Ci JOAtlil..
SOMETHING ABOUT WABT3,.
The Causes of These Overgrowths How t
Get" Rid of Them.
"Warts consist chiefly of an overgrowth of
the papilte of the skin. The exciting causes
of this overgrowth are various, and often
no cause is recognized: They are mora
likely to occur in childhood, probably be
cause the phenomena of growth are then
more active than at other times. They seem
to be most common where the skin is most
exposed to all kinds of irritation, as upoa
the hands. Sometimes they appear to be
communicated from oue person to another,
and some persons show a great susceptibility
"Warts usually appear suddenly, and often
ns suddenly disappear. Doubtless upoa
this peculiarity depends the success of tba
charms and incantations so commonly em
ployed for their removal. It is not improb
able that the fixed attention excited by tha
incantation may influence the nutrition of
the part and so favor the change in tha
papifa of the skin essential to the disap
pearance of the wart. The writer used to
amuse himself with the various popular
charms or with others extemporized at tho
moment, much to the edification and com
fort of the sufferers. It is possible that in
some instances where the charm involved
the rubbing upon the wariB of the juice of
certain leaves the latter may have readily
had a medicinal influence. This treatment
by charm has been alluded to because of its
frequent use and the frequent apparent suc
cess which has attracted the notice of writers.
The most prompt and efficient method of
disposing of W3rts is to thoroughly scraps
them out. This leaves a little "punched
out" looking hole in the skin, which heals
quickly if kept clean. If any bleeding;
occurs it can be stopped by hot water. This
extirpation, if thorough, generally prevents
If this seems too radical a performance
for domestio medicine, the glacial acetio
acid, or a saturated solution of salicylio
acid, may be applied carefully to the wart.
The stick of a match or a piece of cigar
lighter is a convenient implement for mak
ing the application. The liquid should ba
applied freely to the wart, but not allowed
to flow around. The snrroundjng skin may
be protected by vaseline or bicarbonate of
soda before the application. After a day or
two rub off the dead part and make a new
application, and repeat until the wart i$
Summer Cable Cars.
Both the cable railroads expect to remodel
their old open cars for use during the com
ing summer. The Fifth avenue line had
thought of ordering summer cars with grips
attached, but now that the old rolling stock;
can be made use of as trail cars this idea
Tho Work of Somo of New York's Cbarlv
8t. George's Chapel.
Church or the Reformation,
130 Stanton st New iork.
Mrs. Harriet H. Ayer:
Dear Madame For somo months I hava
been using your "Vita lnuova" among our
poor and sick with excellent results, but buy
ing at retail makes it rather expensive for
charity work, although we never buy less than
one-balf dozen bottles at a time. Will you
supply this Mission Chapel direct from your
manufactory at wholesale rates for such small
purchases as a dozen bottles at an order?
C. Scaddinq, Minister in Charge.
December It, 1888.
Seyt York-, August 16, 18SS.
Dear Mrs. Ayer:
Having tried your Vita Nuova with perfect
satisfaction, we cheerfully recommend its use
to all persons suffering from the ills mentioned
in your Danger Signals. Wishing you God's
blessing, Yours ever gratefully.
Little Sisters of the Poor, Sr. Melante.
St. George's Memorial House.
207 East 16th St., New York, Deo. a, 1S83. t
Mrs. Harriet Hubbard Ayer:
Dear Madame The Rev. Dr. Rainsford
has desired me to write and ask of you a favor.
Last year you most generously donated a large
quantity of Vita-Nuova for the parish poor. It
has been carefully dispensed and has proved
most beneficial to many.
The last bottle was given a few days ago, and
the favor 1 am desired to ask is, wonld you
again kindly remember the sick poor by con
tributing for their use some more of your ex
With sincere thanks for the benefit you hava
conferred by your gift, I remain, dear madame,
yours truly, J. E. Forneret.
Vita Nuova Is the best remedy for dyspepsia,
nervousness, sleeplessness and overwork. It
will assist tho weak stomach, it will rest tho
weary brain, it will "brace np" the shattered
nerves. As it is made from the prescription of
a famous physician, you are not taklnga quaes,
medicine. As it is made by an honest manu
facturer, you are assured of pure ingredients.
As it is used and indorsed by men and women
yon all know and respect, you are not using an
unknown or untried remedy; only be careful to
get the genuine; refuse substitutes.
To make room for spring stuff and
before we take stock, at
T, M, LATIMER'S,
QO FEDERAL STREET, QO
33 ALLEGHENY, FA 00
CHAPPED HANDS, UPS,
ATrn VAPr '
Dries quickly; is not sticky
nor greasy; makes rough skin
soft, smooth and velvety, and
does not smart the skin.
N. B. HONEY DEW
makes face powder adhere to
the skin and renders it in
Sold by all druggists.
Price 25 cents.
Refuse all substitutes.
V? PiAwpp Km
.. ARTISTIC ADVERTISING .'.
Designs anl EngraYings for the Holiflays
AT SIIOBT NOTICE.
CHARLES GEEHERT; ,
440 "Wood. Stj.