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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 1889.
The effect of a warm, summery winter
upon society is easily noted. The youngest,
the liveliest and the brightest of society's
votaries are languid, sleepy and dull to a
most deplorable degree. You -wouldn't
imagine it if yon refer for information to
the chronicle of society events, for balls and
receptions, dances and weddings follow each
other with their customary regularity. But
you would see that there was an air of tor
pidity abroad if yon threaded some of the
mazes of the intertwining circles of the so
ciety world. There is need of frost and
snow that the sleigh bells might ring out,
that lasses' cheeks should glow, and slug
gish blood sweep faster through the heart
Half the maidens will marry just to es
cape the tedium of existence in a scurvy
season out of place, and all the young men
who have not married yet will fly to colder
climes if winter doesn't come in earnest to
society's rescue. - Doeoxhea.
The first reception of the Joi de Vie Social
Will be held at the home of Mr. Moore, North
street, Lawrcnceville, February 6.
The ladies of the United Presbyterian Church
of Sewickley will give a supper in the lecture
room of the church at 530 o'clock Thursday
evening next, January 21.
Mr. J. A. Miller entertained a number of
friends, Tuesday mcht, at his home on Califor
nia avenue. The young folks formed a new
cotillon club and will give a series cf balls this
A musical and literary entertainment, for
the benefit of the Central W. C T. U., will be
given at the residence of Mrs. Alexander
Matchett. 159 Center avenue, to-morrow even
ing, with Prols. King and Bissell to conduct it.
The Misses Jennie and Mazie Caven. of Wy
lie avenue, delicbtfullv entertained a merry
party of young folks, Tuesday evening. Danc
ing, music and cards were followed by an ele
gant luncheon. Among the guests were the
Misses Sharer, Godfrey. Fawcett, McCallin,
Martin, Marshall and Riley; Me"irs. Robb.
Brown, Wild and Charles McGuffln. Rhodes,
Sterritt. Pattou, McCarthy and Jack King.
A delightful partv was that given at Brooks
last Tnesday evening under the auspices of the
Ellsmere Cotillon. The lady patrons of the
evening were Miss Lizzie Henderson and Miss
Lizzie Turner, both well known young society
ladies. Ninety couples enjoyed the hospitality
of tne ladies of the club, and the pretty sur
prises in tne way of entertainment and amuse
ment offered by their charming hostesses.
The borne of Mr. M. Onpenheimer. of Alle
gheny, was the scene of festivity on Tuesday
night last. It was a reception in honor of bis
guest, Mr. Joseph Krauskopf, of Philadelphia.
The Y. M. H. A- of Allegheny, was present in
corpore, also Messrs. A. Israel, Josiah Cohen,
Rev. L. Naumburg, Miss Rosa Goldman and
many others. Several toasts were drunk and
a number of excellent little speeches were
made. The company broke up at about 12.
' Miss Mary Thornburgh, of East Pearl street,
Allegheny, entertained a number of her friends
on Friday evening. Among those present were:
Misses Belie House, of Brownsville, Pa.; Lulu
M.Bryant, Maggie Hoffman, Lou Adams, Jessie
Thornburgh, Ellen Thornburgh and Lizzie
Thorhbnrch. Messrs. H. H. Bryant, of Svra- '
ruse, N. Y.; Marry Gripp. Adam Heil, Robert
Buchannon, Charles Wetzel, James B. Bryant,
Andrew Buchannon and Ralph Rhue.
What proved to be'a very successlul surprise
party was one tendered Miss Lizzie Kircher at
her home, on Wylie avenue, Thursday evening
by her sister Lottie. Among those present were
Misses Emma and Tlliie Schoeman. Emma and
Mamie Guedcncan, Lizzie Sell in, Lizz'e Brow n,
Emma McCambredee. Miss Waiz. Miss Wil- I
helm; Messrs. Kast, Leuz, Moore, Geilfns,
Rohm, Yaergon,. Wilson, Miller and Bair.
Dancing to the music of an excellent orchestra
was the principal feature of the evening.
A pleasant oyster supper was given by
Master Henry Wehrhli. of 123 Edmnnd street,
celebrating his 13th birthday. Among those
present were the Misses Madge and Daisy
Hatbam, Annie and May Wehrli, Annie
Quiun, Clara Purcell, Clara Gfroefer, Celie
Green, Sarina Kania, Mary Wehrhli, Molly
Rcicii. Maggie Wallstnith and the Masters
Frame Vogel, Peter Stinburger, Eddie and
Chart. e Brooks, Eddie Gtroerer, Harry
Hatbam, Fred Riech, Willie Smith, George and
David W ilson and many others.
Last Tnesday evening was the scene of a
most brilliant reception given by T. M. Ram
sey, in honor of Mr and Mrs. William Wallace,
of No. 41 Ross street. Among those present
were D. Nlchol, J. Smit, J. Millikcn and wife,
T. Gazzals, wile and mother, W. L. Futer and
nlfe, J. Piatt ar.d wife. Misses Breakiron,
Edgar, Florence Tomer, Davis, Wilson. Elliott,
Kennedv; Messrs. Ramsey, Wilson, Coombs,
Jones, Todd. Smith, Jeremv, Glass, McClurc,
Stnilkey, Tliorbau, Allison, Haslett, Leech and
The employes of the Westinghouse Machine
Company tho oldest of all the Westinghouse
enterprises gave a delightful reception at Im
perial Hall. Seventh avenue, Friday evening
last, with the Royals to furnish music for them.
It was an ably managed and happy affair
throughout, creditable to General ManacerN.
J. Mack, Assistant General Manager W. M.
Kane, and the following managers: T. Baric,
C. A. Rodgers, C. Young, M. H. Reilev. R. M.
Carabine, C Tilman, J. L Fish, G. Williams,
W. C. Thompson, W. E. Murray, J. Murray, W.
H. Fogle, E. Coiley, W. J. Mitchell.
The home of Miss Florence Hiland, of Arch
street, Allegheny, was the scene of a very suc
cessful surprise party on Thursday evening.
Dancing, cards and music were the order of the
evening, and at 12 o'clock a lunch was served.
Among the many present were: Misses Madge
Hendtrcon, Emma Wilson. SadicMcKain, Ada
Plankeiton, Nellie Bcddow, Ida Owens, Anna
Harbison, Anna McKain, Miller, Ida Hiland,
Messrs. E. Stewart, S. W. and G. W. Connor,
Frank Shook, Samuel Pollock. Arthur Beddow,
S.A. andW. H. Till. Barrett, McDonald, S.
and W. Harbison and many others.
Nothing could have been more enjoyable
than the surprise party given by Miss Edith
Mertz in honor of Miss Ida Willison, of Liberty
street, Allegheny, Wednesday evening. Among
the many present were; Misses Sauer, Lang,
Birch, Duff, Margret Cunningham, Ella Mertz,
Tuteur, Mary Anshutz, Kate Fairley, Alice
Sullivan, Ella Mooney, Mary Stewart. Sadie
Wall, Aiice Anshutz, Laura Mooney; Messrs.
Scott, Stewart, Kleber, Charles Sauer, Will
Lang, S. A. and W. H. Till, Joseph Kates,
Frank Osborne, Ed Isherwood. Clarence
Hipnily, John Moult, S. Mertz and Joe Isher
wood. Mr. Thomas Morrison entertained a numbe
ot bis friends on Thursday evening at his resi
dence. No. 291 Thirty-ninth street, the occasion
being bis birthday. The evening was very en
joyably spent in various amusements. Lunch
eon was served at l o'clock. Among those
present were: Misses Fannie. Leech, Sarah
Key. Sadie Burgess, Tillie and Minnie Portzel,
Jennie Croft, Katie and Emma Morrison, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Kean, Mr. and Mrs. George
Morrison, Messrs. Edward, Cbarbs and John
Ray, William and Gideon Grimes, Thomas Kev,
Alex. Croft, Charles Preller and John aud
A very pleasant and enjoyable affair was the
euchre party given on last Wednesday evening
by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bunting at their resi
dence, Darragb street, Allegheny. Among the
guests were Mr. awl Mrs. Charles Duke. Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Berger. Mr. and Mrs. Blaine
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Crowl. Misses
Mary and Annie Devine. Minnie and Dollie
Hotham, Ada Filson, Mollie Ilavey. Sadie
Jones, Lizzie Henry, Rosa Higcrins. Marv Mar
tin, Lu Short, Messrs. W. J. Ligbtner.'R. G.
Hotham, W. O. Grupen, R. H. Cornman,
George Graff, C. S. Holmes, B. B. Davis, S.
Bovard and Mr. Schuman. Euchre was in
dulged in till midnight, when a fine lunch was
served, after which music and dancing were
enjoyed until nearly daybreak. The bead
prizes were won bvMr. Will Grupen and Miss
Minnie Hotham, the "boobies" falling into the
bands of Mr. C. S. Holmes and Mias Lu Short.
A very pleasant musicale was tendered the
guests and their friends at the East End Hotel
Wednesday evening. The affair was under Mr.
Harry Siedle's supervision. Some choice
vocal and instrumental music was rendered bv
Miss Moore, of Boston, Miss Jennie Abbot, the
Haydn Quartet and others. Dancinc was one
of the pleaant features of the evening, aud an
elegant supper was berved in the dining ball to
about SO connle. Amonir the mur were Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Davitt, Mr. and Mrs. A. Holmes,
Mr. ana JUrs. J. Taylor, .air. anu jurs. juoore,
Mr. and Mrs. F. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. A. Siedle,
Misses Briggs; Laura MoSlintock, Jennie Gray,
Stella Cready, Jennie Abbot, Horner. Van
Buren. Messrs. J. Brown, Hunt Storey. Robert
McKelvey. Harry Siedle, Will Weisscr, C.
Peth, Off McCansland, Frank Bearl. u. W.
Btiffnm, George Wagner, R. Mayer, Linn
Woods, J. S. Hcrstine, John Horner, L. Fahne
stock and others.
The marriage of Mr. Jesse H. Sanford and
Miss Elizabeth J. Burgan, of Mansfield, on
last Thursday evening, at tho residence of the
bride's parents, Mansfield, Pa., was quite a
brilliant affair. Rich costumes, gooi music
and supper by Kennedy, of Pittsburg, were
features of the evening.
At the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs.
L. A. Millikcn, on Tuesday evening. January 7,
Mr. Chas. Nuttall and Miss Fannie E. Millikcn
were united in the bonds of matrimony. After
the ceremony, which was witnessed by only the
immediate members of both families, the hap
py conple departed for a tour of the principal
Mr. S. M. Bellman and Sam Houston are in
Washington, D. C.
Miss Alma Polster returned home Thursday
from her Western trip.
Miss Etta Anderson, of the East End, is in
Philadelphia visiting friends.
Miss W. J. Rice, of Corry. Pa., Is visiting
Mrs. E. D. Riddle, of Arch street, Allegheny.
Mrs. Emma Beicbel has returned home from
a visit to her uncle, Mr. D. S. Metzgar, Port
Mr. John P. Farrell. formerly of this city, but
now of Wilmore. Pa., was in the city visiting
I friends last week.
Mr. F. Schoenthal will leave on Thursday for
a two weeks' tour for recreation to Baltimore,
Washington City and Richmond, Va,
Miss Mollie Weber, of Milwaukee, who has
been visiting Miss May Fitzpatrick, of Beaver
avenue, Allegheny, has returned to her home.
Sirs. Frederick Beuchler, of the Northeide,
will leave on Sunday to visit her daughter,
Mollie. who is in the Dramatic School, in New
Miss Agnes Kountz. of Parkway avenue,
East End. has returned home, after spending a
very pleasant time among friends in Philadel
phia and New York.
Mrs. Cain gave a most enjoyable luncheon
last Friday. Covers were laid for 11
Mrs. Seward Murray entertained a few of her
lady friends very pleasantly at a luncheon last
The third of Mrs. T. L. Shield's "at homes"
passed off most pleasantly last Wednesday
The second of the series of assemblies was.
entertained delightfully by the Misses Black
at their pretty home last Friday evening.
TTi ladles of St. SteDhen's EniscoDal Church
purpose giving a suoper and promenade con
cert Tuesday evening. January 29, in Choral
Hall. Supper will be served from 5 to 7:30.
A very enjoyable and artistic entertainment
in the form of tablcuax and music, vocal and in
strumental, is promised to theSewickley people
very shortly, in Choral Hall, the proceeds to
help pav off the debt hanging over the Sewick
ley Athletic Association.
"The Willinz Workers." a branch of tho
"King's Daughters," composed of ten young
misses, are to give an entertainment consisting
tableaux and music, in tho Sunday school
room of St. Stephen's Church, on Tuesday
evening at 730, the admission to be 25 cents.
The earnings are to help these little workers to
carry on any good work they find to do.
One of the most elegant card parties ever
given in the vallev was the progressive euchre
given by Mr. andMrs. William Snyder at their
handsome residence, Edgcwortb, last Tuesday
evening. Alter delicious refreshments had been
served at 11 o'clock, the prizes, a silver bonbon
nier. a pretty china cup and saucer, a silver
match box anil a purse, were presented to Miss
Shields. Mrs. Swartz, Mr. A. B. Starr and Mr.
J. M. Hughes went to New Castle yester
day. H. Lewis, Eso,, of West Bellevue, is visiting
friends in the East.
Mns. R. J. Brows'. whohas been seriously
ill, is slowly recovering.
The Colonel Tom Bayne Drum Corps will
shortly give a grand ball.
James Hamiltox h as sold bis new Queen
Ann residence to an Allegheny man.
Mns. E. H. Jones, of West Bellevue, was ill
and threatened with fever last week.
Mns. John Rolstok has returned home af
ter a two weeks visit with friends at Salem, O.
Miss Mabv CArrEof Bellevue, is visiting
her cousin. Miss Sadie Cappc, at Homewood,
Mrs. Kate Sweeney, who has kept a board
ing honse hero for years, has moved to Supe
Dick TE3irr.E has been seriously ill the past
week, and his friends have grave fears that he
may not recover.
Mrs. L. C. Brows' entertained some of her
friends Tuesday evening. Music and dancing
were the principal pleasures indulged in.
The petition that was circulated here asking
the Fort Wavne officials to place a side track
on the north s'ide at Bellevue station, has been
William Morton, Superintendent at the
Davis Island Dam, is in Cincinnati, on business
connected with the building of the beartrap in
the Ohio river.
Ttie Order of TontI instituted a lodge hero
Friday night. There ae not less than seven
orders that meet here at present, and all are in
a flourishing condition.
The West Bellevue school is Hearing com
pletion, and in a few weeks will be ready for
occupancy. West Bellevue Council, Jr. O. U.
A. L, will present the school with a flag.
What Bellevne needs and wants badly is a
ball suitable for entertainments and lodge pur
poses. There would be a neat income for some
one to erect a good brick building for such a
THE Bellevue Electric road officials arc go
ing to rent free the coming summer for picnic
purposes and entertainments at Windsor Park.
This will attract a great many people to this
lovely resort. Heretofore a high rent has been
paid for its use. This will likely hustle Rock
Point, as there will be no hills to climb. The
road's elevator will be at the patrons' service.
HE REITERATES HIS CHARGES.
Goveriiar Sivineford Aska for a Thorough
Investigation of tho Alnsknn Outrnces.
Washington, January 19. The annual
report of Governor Swineford, upon the
operation of the Alaska Commercial Com
pany was laid before both Houses of Con
gress to-day. The Governor re-affirms aud
emphasizes the accusations heretofore made
by him against the company in its dealings
with the natives other than those living on
the Seal islands.
Referring to the denial of the charges
against the company in his last annual re
port, he says:
I now reiterate every one of those charges,
though I know full well that an investigation
made by a committee of Congress, holding its
sessions in Washington, and calling as wit
nesses only those who have been recipients of
the company's favors, is not likely to arrive at
any just conclusion as to their truth or falsity.
I can only say that each and every statement 1
have made concerning tbe operations of the
companyyis susceptible of tbe clearest and
most convincing proof, but evidence will net
be found lying around loose in the cities
of Washington and San Francisco; it must be
sought for among the people who have suffered
its oppressions, rather than in the persons of
those who have bad free transportation on Its
ships and been wined and dined at the tables of
its officers and agents.
A sub-committee ot congress going over tbe
route taken by me in the recent cruise of the
Thetis, assuring the people of protection
against still greater oppression after its de
parture, will have no difficulty whatever in
ttntUng the evidence to prove the truth of every
statement I have made.
A Card Party.
Mrs. W. D. Woods, of Forbes street, East
End, gave a pleasant card party at her home
last evening. Abontl8couples were present.
A luncheon was served by Hogan.
Jackson's home-made working pants
and overalls, best known as the SO cent
Star overalls, to be had only at Jackson's,
954 and 950 Liberty street TTSu
And society scholars will give their full
dress reception Thursday, January 31.
TJsn "Rosalia" Flour. The best patent
in the market. Manufactured by Whit
tnyre & Co. '
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bijou theater. "She"
Grand Or-ERA hocse "LaTosca"
Academy OF MC61C Rentz SantleyCo
Harris' Theater. "The Romany Bye"
Casino Mcseum Curiosities, etc
The above are thohcatrical attractions for
The talk about the transformation of Har
ris' Theater into a hotel, which means, of
course, the erection of a new building where
the theater now standi, has a solid foundation
of facts. Manager Harris is not likely
to be a willing partner in this de
parture, but his opposition cannot count for
much because his lease expires In July, 1890, or
18 months from now. As yet, however, the
project is not beyond the period of discussion.
In fact the heirs of the Coleman estate, to
whom the Grand Opera House and'Harris'
Theater with other property in the same block
belong, have only just been asked to take the
project into consideration. The reason for
such a change, so a competent authority de
clares, lies in the fact that the taxes on the
property as now constituted have reduced the
income of the estate to little more than 2 per
cent. It is not unnatural therefore that some
way of enlargingthe revenue should be sought,
and beyond question a hotel of the first class,
would be a paying investment on Fifth avenue.
As has been said Mr. Harris' lease does not
expire till Jnly, 1830, and it is still quite possi
ble that he can obtain a new lease at figures a
good deal higher than those upon bis present
lease. It simply appears improbable that there
will be two theaters in the same block after
July, 1S90. No determination of the question.
nowever, is likely to be reached until July
next, and in the meantime there remains more
than a possibility that the plan for a hotel may
be excharlgcd-f or some other scheme.
If the Coleman heirs should airree to nut un
La hotel it will probably follow the lines of the
ja eiropouian notei on Jiroaaway in jn ew 1 or k.
inside which iblo's theater rises. The en
trance to the Grand Opera Honse would then
be through a new lobby in the hotel. All the
space on the third story above Harris' theater
which is now practically wasted, will then be
come part of the hotel proper.
Although it is an interesting scheme and it
may be, as the managers of the Coleman estate
assert it will be of large benefit to Pittsburg.
Undoubtedly the building o.f tho immense
piles on the otber side of Fifth avenne has set
a cood many property owners to thinking.
Should Manager Harris be compelled to
leave the quarters in which he has coined so
much money, it is not to be expected that he
will let his hold upon thousands of Fittsburgers
go by the board. But if he builds a theater
himself, I think it is not unlikely that it will De
a far more ambitious structure than the Harris'
Theater of to-day. It will be a strange thing,
too, if the prices in that theater to-be-built are
not the same as those in vogue at the Bijou.
By the way. it will be in the summer of 1590
that tho second remodeling and improvement
of the Library Hall now the Bijou will take
place, if the plans of Messrs. Gulick & Co. as
at present formed hold good. It is no small
work that Messrs. Gulick & Co. contemplate in
their successful theater. Joseph Home Co.'s
removal will leave no obstacle In the way of the
managers of the Bijou in making their theater
one of tho safest, largest and handsomest in
America. It will be on the ground floor in
more than one sense then.
This Week's Attractions.
The immortal "She." the woman who lived
a queen for 2.C00 years, whose fanciful story
has been read by millions, and applauded by
millions more when revealed upon the stage,
will take possession of the Bijou Theater to
morrow, and hold splendid court there through
out the week. Haggard's remarkable story of
the strange and startling adventures that be
fell the little, party of Englishmen who pene
trated tho African fastnesses, ruled by tbe
terrible, but fascinating, 2,000-year-old beauty,
will be illustrated by the combined dramatio
and lyrical resources of Mr. Gillette's two
great organizations, which formerly traveled
separately. Tho production at the Bijou this
week will be the same magnificent representa
tion of "She" that was recently given with
such overwhelming success at the Fourteenth
Street Theater, New York; Hollis Street Thea
ter, Boston, and Walnut Street Theater, Phila
delphia, and which closed a notably brilliant
week's stay at the National Theater,
Washington, D. C, last night. The dra
matic characters will be portrayed by
Laura Clement as She, Tellula Evans as
T7tane. Rose Snvder as mUirrxhn. "Willlum R
Haikins as Zrfo, MattSnyderas-HbMj, Maurice
Pike as Job, H. W. Frillman as Billali, M. E.
Heisy as the chief of the Amahaggcr, W. B.
Barnes as Mohammed, and the inimitable
Charles Bowser will disport himself as the irre
pressible and philosophical American drum
mer. A corps of 0 players will be brought
into requisition in the portrayal of the minor
roles. Musically, the performance possesses
exceptional charms. An enlarged orchestra
and a hugo chorus of 43 singers largely re
cruited from the popular but ill-starred'Na-tional
Opera Company will impressively
render Furst's weird and stirring music AH
'of Phil Goatcher's new and gorgeous scenic
equipment, together with Belasco's amazing
mechanical effects, will be employed in the
production here. Among the notable "stage
sets" are the illustrations of the wreck of tbe
Arab dhow, the danco of the Amahagger Hot
Potters, the underground palace of She, and
the cave of tho "Fire of Life,"' where the beau
tiful She is tj anformed into a sbriveled-uphag
2,000 years old.
Fanny Davenport and "La Tosca" will
prove unusual meairicai magnets this week.
The sale of seats for this engagement has been
unusually large and the public interest in tbe
event is beyondquestion. Miss Davenport con
cluded her "return engagement" in .N ew York
last evening in the Star Theater there and that
large house has hardly been large enough to
hold her audiences. This, too, in spite of tho
fact that "La Tosca" had enjoyed a protracted
run in the spring at the new Broadway Theater.
Miss Davenport has not been seen in Pittsburg
since her "Fedora" engagement three years
ago. She will be supported by Mr. Melbourne
McDowell in the role of Scarpia, aud a care
fully selected company. New scenery will em
bellish tbe production and some exquisite em
pire gowns wui oe worn ny tne scar.
TnE celebrated Rentz-Santley Novelty and
Burlesque Company, which appears at the
Academy of Music, next week, commencing
Monday, January 21, has been strengthened to
a wonderful degree since its last visit by the
addition of some rew people. Tho latest ac
quisitions to the company are M'Ho Dorst and
Mons.Oreste.Europe's sensational dancers;Miss
Nellie Parkes. the champion song and dance
artist. Besides these there are the well-known
members of the company seen here last year.
The show winds up with a burlesque called
"Konrad Korsair." Costumes used in this
burlesque are said to bo the finest on the va
riety stage. a
At Harris' Theater, next week, lovers of
melodrama will be provided with an excellent
attraction in the presentation of the perennial
favorite, The Romany Rye." Two carloads of
new and elegant scenery, together with a
beautiful wardrobe and fitting stage properties,
will be required in the production. Only
four matinees will bo given during the run of
"Tho Romany Rye," Monday, Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday.
There will be an unusually strong array of
attractions at the Casino Mnsenm this week,
including several new curiosities and a great
stage show, but tbe price of admission will still
be 10 cents.
Echoes of the Stage.
"She is all right,"
Gillette's "She" closed a fine week's busi
ness in Washington, D. C, last night. To-day
the company, with its two baggage cars, is en
route to Pittsburg.
Mrs. Langtry's production of "Macbeth"
has been posponed until Monday, owing to tho
scenery painted by Philip Goatcher not ex
actly suiting the Lilly,
Telltjla Evans, the new Uttane in Gil
lette's "She," is a pronounced favorite here,
where she has frequently appeared with the
leading light opera companies.
Laura Clement, who plays the title role in
Gillette's "She." is the daughter of William
Clement, an emnient London journalist, for
many years publisher of BtlVs Life.
Sio. Italo Campanini made a successful
debut In English opera. January 9, at tbe Bos
totf, Mass., Theater, in "Carmen." with tbe
Boston Ideals. Ho sang in Italian, however.
May Waldron, of Robson and Crane's
company, has three of the most Interesting
companions her mother, a skull once used by
Booth in "Hamlet" and a pug named Dromio.
Lotta is again investing in real estate. This
time she has purchased the lot at tbe northeast
corner of One Hundred and Eighteenth street
and Seventh avenue, New York City, for
Frank W. Lawton, the whistler in "A Hole
in the Ground," has composed a new polka, en
titled "The Lawton Polka," which he has added
to his whistling repertoire. It has met with
One of the costumes to be worn In "A Royal
Tramp" by Blanche Lamar, the clever young
Philadelphia actress, who will make her debut,
is of apple-green satin in all its shades. It was
designed for her by Worth, the Parisian milli
ner, and is one of the prettiest dresses "ever
seen in .comic opera.
The London correspondent of the New York
Mirror says: All things considered, I suppose
this Christmas has been one of the best ever
known by the London showfolk. From every
side I hear accounts of fabulous business being
done. At tbe dozen or so houses that I myself
visited the people were packed like pilchards
in a cask.
Maud Miller, daughter of Joaquin Miller,
and Loudon McCormack, both stars of the
'"49" company, were nearly destitute at
Cherokee, Kan., until Mr. McCormack punished
the hotel landlord for insulting him. This in
spired public sympathy, the citizens gave him
a rousiug benefit at the Opera House and he
left town with a full purse.
Mr. Hammerstein, tho builder of the Wll
hSIm Kaiser flats in Harlem, is building a
theater on the corner of One Hundred and
Twenty-fifth street and Seventh avenue. New
York City. The management of it has been
offered both to H. D. Bristol and to Colonel R.
E. J. Miles, of Cincinnati, who is expected to
arrive in New York shortly.
The eleventh annual benefit of tbe Order of
Elks will be a bumper, as usual. It will take
place at the Bijou Theater on Friday, Febru
ary 8, in the afternoon. The programme is not
completed yet, but a few of the attractions will
be: The Great Western Band, Minnie Palmer,
Evans and Hocy in "A Parlor Match," Si Per
kins, Dore Davidson in "Dr. Jekyl and Mr.
Hyde," and the Casino curiosities. The pro
gramme will bo printed in elegant souvenir
It is said that Miss Amelio Sommerville, the
once fat actress of the "Adonis" Company, will
go starring in a society play. .Miss Sommer
ville's ambition has crown in intensity as she
has decreased in size. From a plump and jolly
figure sho has got down to a condition of stal
wart and robust womanhood, but, as is usual
the case, the loss of flesh has carried away a
great deal of personal beauty. It is a big jump
Irom the "Merry Mountain Maid" to the
emotional heroine of a society drama, but the
jump will be made nevertheless.
William Winter, dramatic critic of the
New York JVioune,bas written this letter to the
Jrtoune. "As my name has been somewhat
liberally used in association with the Players'
Club, will you permit me to state that I was
formally notified, while in England last August,
that 1 had been elected a mmber of the club;
that I wrote to the secretary accepting the
membership; that, on my return home I con
versed with Edwin Booth as to the organization
and purpose of the club, telling him that, in
my j udgment, it would be Inexpedient for dra
matic critics to join it or De admitted to It, and
that I voluntarily withdrew from tho member
ship which, without any request on my part,
had been offered to me."
The critic of the London, England, Referee,
writing of Miss Ellen Terry's Lady Macbeth,
says: "From the first moment, when she enters
in a dress as charming as it is novel, and reads
her husband's letter by the ruddy light of the
domestic fireside, she gives a picture of a true
woman, wicked, unscrupulous, without faith in
God or man, but fascinating, seductive and
consumea uyine one overwhelming desire tho
advancement of tbe man she loves. Certainly
more power was desirable in places, and the
newness of the reading startled moro than it
convinced in at least three episodes, but the
questionable points need not be dwelt unon.
As a whole the embodiment was consistent,
alluring and artistic in the highest sense of tho
Mme.Albani left Liverpool January 12, for
her American and Canadian concert touF. Sho
takes with her Orlando Harley, Miss Damean,
Barrington Foote. Sig. Bevignani and W.
L. Barrett, a very finished and socially popuiar
player of the flute. Mme. Albani went to hear
Fatti and tbe prime donne exchange
courtesies. The report, by tbe way, that Patti
refused to sing Juliette at the enth perform
ance in Paris because she was refused the Cross
of the Legion of Honor is strenuously denied.
It is said that the Paris managers offered a
temptation of this kind to get her to Paris, tbe
money inducement being small, and that M.
Gounod personally influenced the Minister of
Fine Arts and President Carnot to get her
decorated, but without effect. It is em
phatically stated, however, that she bad bron
chitis, and the decoration had nothing to do
with her absence.
"The Stowaway" will be produced in great
style in New York on February 18, with a su
perior order of tank. Mr. Marston is now at
work painting several new scenes. One of
these will be tho yacht, on the deck of which
an entire act is played. The trim vessel will be
seen, broadside toward tho audience, under
full canvas before a soanking breeze. Sail.
rigging, deck, and the upper part of tho vessel
will be duplicates of a real yacht, and a wind
machine will swell out tbe sails and flags. Be
tween the footlights and the sides of the craft
will be a tank rilled with water, that flown
gently from stem to stern, and into this the
yacht will dip and roll, giving it tho appearance
of a vessel in the heavy current of the British
channel. The illusion in this scone, will be
made more perfect by a panoramic view of the
chalk cliffs of England, which moves in the
same direction as the running water, making it
appear as if the yacht was sailing swiftly.
THE London Referee has this to say of Patti
Rosa: The stage of tho Jodrell Theater was on
boxing night taken possession of by the
"American comedienne" and "Queen of Com
edy," Patti Rosa, who is, I hear, and should
think, a native of these islands, and only Amer
ican by adoption. This was P. R.'s first ap
pearance beforo a London audience, and tho
play she selected for her entry was that with
which she has been touring for some months
in our provinces, videlicet, namely, that is to
say, "Bob," a three-act affair, which Mr. Fred
Marsden originally wrote for Lotta. After all
it is not the play that is tbe thing in this con
nection, it is Patti Rosa; and a very pretty,
aibeit plump, little thing she is, and blithe and
brisk enough to draw crowds of laughter-lovers
even to tbe Jodrell. She does not excel in
singing, I grant you; but at droll dancing
dancing full of comic ideas she is a veritable
Lady Leno; her nods, winks, and more or less
wreathed smiles, her banjo solos and quaint in
flections of voice make you roar with laughter,
and her by-play and her business have the ap
pearance of utter spontaneity.
Last week, at the Columbia Theater, Chi
cago, in "Tho King's Fool," Miss Bettina
Girard made her debut as a comic opera
singer. Miss Girard is a stage name, doubt
less, for this lad-, about three years ago, was a
debutante in Washington society. Miss Betty
uiuway, uauguter oi uenoral urdway. Her
appearance in tho "Kirmess" and similar
dramatic entertainments gotten up under the
auspices of the gay and wealthy society people
of that city, called attention to the fact that
Miss-Betty was possessed of beauty of form as
well as of face, and her costume worn at said
entertainments, exhibiting these beauties to
tho best advantage, was nut onlythe talk of the
town, but the cause of cuamoring the wealthy
Mr. Padellord, and her marriage to him soon
followed. At that time an amusing storv con
cerning the pronunciation of his name went tho
rounds. Padelford. you must know, is now
strongly accmUd on the second syllable, but
it is stated that before fortune smiled so fondly
on the Padelfords the first syllable received tho
accent. About tbe time tho chanco in accent
and fortune occurred the family doctor rode
up to the Padelford residence and inquired for
Mr. Padelford. "Mr. Facfcfford is within."
"Ob!" and the good doctor's disdain was ex
hibited in the following speech: "I've known
Jonn Padeiford ever since I stood over bis lit
iell cracfetf bed, watched him stracfeZ! brooms
playing at horse, and seen him make mud pud
dell cakes, for which bis mother paddeHed him,
but I nover thought bun an adcietZbcad. Be so
good as to carry mysadcfeli bags up to the
house at once."
B. P. O. Elk Notes.
Brother Hatch, of Cleveland Lodge No.
18, was in tho city yesterday.
There will be lodges installed at Bradford
and Reading, Pa., next month.
E. G. R. Leach was entertained last month
by Columbus Lodge and Circleville.
Rev. J. Addison Dunlap. of Mansfield,
(O.) Lodge, was in the city last week.
Louisville Lodge, No. 8. had a benefit
last month, which was a grand success.
Brother Rice, of New York Lodge No. 1,
was here last week with his show at the Acad
emy. District Deputy Wallace will leave
February 2 for Wilkesbarre toinstltute a lod"e
TJp to the present time Brother Quincy Rob
inson has sold 175 tickets for the eleventh an
Brother Patton, of Hartford Lodge No.
19, and Brother Irwin, of No. 55, were both in
the city on Friday.
Iowa has three lodges of Elks, thanks to
brothers of Chicago Lodge. A year ago there
was not one lodge in tbeState.
The father of Exalted Ruler Miller, of
Altoona Lodge No. 102. was buried last Wed
nesday. He was 72 years old.
Brother Reynolds, of Yonngsttwn Lodge
No. 55, was entertained, on last Wednesday
evening, by members of No, 1L
New Orleans Lodoe No. 30 has fitted up
a new lodge room. They have three rooms over
the Grand Opera. The building is one of the
finest in the city.
Brother Randall, of Mansfield Lodge No.
56, was taken suddenly ill at his room onSmitb-
field street, on Friday afternoon. He is under
care of tbe doctors now.
Wheeling Losqe, No. 23, had their benefit
on Friday, January 11. Before the benefit they
had a street parade. Allen O. Myers, of
Columbus Lodge, made the address. The bene
fit was a success financially.
Exalted Ruler Brother McClelland
gave a banquet and party at his home in Alle
gheny City, last Friday evening. There were
about 30 or 40 Elks present. The supper con
sisted of all the delicacies of the season.
Brother Dr. McCord was elected chairman.
Muslc,songs and recitations were given by
Brothers Jennings, Lemon, Wallace, Swart
wood, McClelland, Wamser, Fuhrer, Gazzole,
Johnson, Stnphlet, McAllister, Nellis, Lee and
AROUND THE ARMORIES.
Captain William Awl, of the Southside,
has been on the sick list for the past week.
The members of the Battery have bad their
pants dyed, and as a result they present a
much better appearance.
Guests about the Monongabela House yes
terday voted General Wylie to be the finest
looking officer in a uniform they had ever
Several embryo officers were slated to be
knocked out by the examining board, Friday
night, but somehow they got there just the
Adjutant General Hastings is in Wash
ington making final arrangements for the re
ception of the Pennsylvania troops in March
The quartermasters of the various regiments
throughout the State have declded'to meet in
Philadelphia shortly and arrange about the
transportation of troops to Washington in
The Washington Infantry has adopted a new
stylo of fatigue cap. It is said to be quito
nobby in appearance. The Washles are exper
iencing quite a boom lately, not only having
large attendance at drills, but getting in many
Captain Hunt, of the Battery, is in Wash
ington securing quarters for bis men. They
will travel both ways In sleepers, and expect to
live on the best to be had. Lieutenants Brown
and Kimniel join Captain Hunt in Washington
The staff of the Fourteenth is now filled.
Assistant Surgeon Shrodcs filling the last gap.
The appointment of Dr. Brumbaugh to be
Assistant Surgeon of the Eighteenth, which
will probably be made next week, fills tho
The State Fencibles have received their new
fatigue caps, which will be worn with their
dress uniforms. The cap is similar to than
worn by tbe Ninth Massachusetts Regiment,
having a high crown and turned down visor.
The color is light blue.
The new report of the Adjutant General of
the State of Ohio, just issued, shows the stand
ing of the Guard to be as follows: Eighty-seven
companies of infantry, eight batteries of light
artlllerv, and one troop of cavalry, aggregating
5,027 officers and men, a decrease of 40 during
the year. '
several names are mentioned in connec
tion with the vacancy for Captain In Company
D, Eighteenth Regiment, caused by the resig
nation of Arons. Among them are ex-Llenten-ant
Joseph Boisel, of Sbarpsburg, a former
member of the company, and a prominent
Southside gentleman with a record as a drill
master. The commission of Colonel Alex. Hawkins
of tbe Tenth Regiment expires on the 27th of
next month. Colonel Hawkins is very popular,
not only with the officers of his own regiment,
but throughout the State, and consequently
his re-election is assured. A number of the
local officers have been invited to attend his
election next month, and the "old man" will bo
given quite a send-off.
Special orders No. 2 from division head
quarters announces the honorable discharge of
the following officers by reason of resignation:
Second Lieutenant Robert E. Turner.Company
H, Third Regiment; First Lieutenant Joseph
D. Geissinger. Company B, Fifth Regiment;
Captain Bernard El Arons, Company D, and
Second Lieutenant Charles Neillie.Company I,
Everybody before tho examining board
Friday night was questioned in a manner that
showed that the board was not- there for fun.
Of course many of the candidates got off much
more easily than others, especially as tbe hour
became rather late, but they all agreed that it
was one of the most severe meetings of the
board yet held. As far as could be learned no
candidates were rejected for commission.
Captain Alfred E. Hunt, of Company B,
has decided to become a candidate for re-election.
His commission expires shortly and he
had thought of leaving the service, but has
changed his mind. His opponent will be Junior
First Lieutenant Brown, a Iato acquisition to
the organization, but who has already shown
himself fully capable of handling the reins in
good shape. Lieutenant Shepherd has decided
to quit the Battery, but will no doubt be lound
wearing the blue at next camp just the same,
but from a different side of the fence.
Colonel Smith, of tho Eighteenth Regi
ment, issued the following order yesterday:
Company Commanders will report recruits for
physical examination to Surgeon C. C. Wylie,
at Regimental Headquarters, on Tuesday, Jan
nary 22; Tuesday. February 5, and Tuesday,
February 19, at 830 p. jr. The following ap-
E ointments are hereby announced: Harry F.
lavis, to be assistant to the Quartermaster,
with the honorary rank of First Lieutenant;
Sergeant Major Jas. C. Shannon, to be Quar
termaster Sergeant, vice Gllleland, discharged:
Private Charles C. Holmes, Company B, to be
Sergeant Major, vico Shannon to Quarter
master Sergeant. The non-commissioned staff
will confirm strictly to tho regulation in equip
ments and uniform. ,
THE SUGAR FRAUDS.
Special Agent Bryn Recommends tho Sum
mary Discharge of Customs Officials.
Washington, January 19. Secretary
Fairchild to-day transmitted to the Senate
the report of T. A. Bryn, special agent of
the Treasury Department.on frauds in sugar
at New York and Philadelphia. He pre
sents a table showing the loss to the reve
nue on sugar imports at the two cities irom
June 1, 1883, to June 1, 188G, by reason of
the lower duty paid than at Boston to have
He presents a list of officers at the Dort of
New York nnd recommends the summarv
removal of them. He says these men stand
charged with dereliction of dutv, false as
sumption of prerogatives, total disregard of
Treasury regulations, open defiance of the
expressed orders of the Secretary of the
Treasury, etc. Some of these officers, he
says, have been engaged in private commer-'
cial business, in violation ot law and should
be vigorously dealt with.
Mr. Bryn concludes his report by saying
that the many difficulties, such as obstruc
tion, aenoerate evasion, palpable equivoca
tion, organized resistance, determined efforts
to conceal the true facts, etc., which he has
experienced at the hands of customs and
appraising officers and employes, who
should have co-operated with him in the
prosecution of the investigation, has from
first to last very materially tended toward
delaying the completion of his report.
A very popular price is fifteen dollars,
and that's the figure we now offer our 535,
530 and $28 kersey aud chinchilla overcoats
at. A dozen different styles, ull silk and
satin lined. They were "bargains" at 530.
Imagine what value they are at 515. We
also have a. number of overcoats at 510 re
duced from 522. We've simply knocked
the bottom out of prices in men's business
suits. A ten dollar bill buys an elegant all
wool suit that would have cost you 522 a
week ago. and when you recollect that we
only deal in the better qualities of men's
clothing.you'll understand the full strength
of these bargain prices. Just look in and
see us to-morrow; we will be glad to meet
you whether you purchase or not.
P. C. C. C, Cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House.
They Say He Wna to Blame.
Rumor has it that a well-known business
man has been separated 'from his wife, all
on account of her not being able to clean
and repair his old clothes. Dickson, tbe
tailor, cor. Fifth ave. and Wood st., can
prevent all these trifling difficulties. Glothes
cleaned, pressed and renovated in a highly
satisfactory manner. Charaes moderate.
Grand Army Day Committee.
Yesterday afternoon in Select Council
Chamber the various Commanders-elect of
the G. A. R. Posts in Allegheny county and
the delegates met for organizing the Grand
Army Day Committee lor 1889. The con
vention was called to order by Colonel A.
P. Burchfield, the President of the com
mittee last year. Upon the call of the roll
by Secretary H. H. Bengough, the follow
ing delegates and commanders were listed,
the first named comrade being the newly
elected Commander of the post indicated:
Post 3, John M. Roberts. Edward Fisher, W.
H. Lambert, Post 88, J.' L. Rolshouse. J. A.
Crisswell.W. B. Kroesen. Post 41, B, B. Elliott,
A. J. Reed, J. H. Neith. Post 8 Wm.H. Lock
hart, Hugh Morrison. J. L. Shook, H. C. Baer.
Post 117. George H. Ladlev, L. B. Richard. J.
F. Dennlston. Post 128. Thomas G. Sample.
Joseph Diebold, D. M. Morrison. Post 151, John
Dlttes, S. M. DnvalU A. C. Frank. Post 157,
A. H. Askin, W. J. Patterson.H. H. Bengough.
jrusi. aoi, uijun u.,jone9, v. xi. apeer. A. in.
Carline. Post 102, A. P. Burchfield. A. F.Scott,
Joseph F. Neely, Post 200, John H. Adlep, W.
T. Barks. John Sanders. Post 207. Charles J.
Williams, James Atkinson, Aaron Walker.
Post 230, J. V. Brooks, John Harvey, J. M. Mc
Kee. Post 238, Thomas G. Jones, J. C.Thomas,
B. W. Smythe. Post 259, O. M. Head, Edward
Abel, B. F. Jennings. Post 360. Foster Alward,
rvoup, v.rj. xunzer. i-ost 043, W.J,
Carey, Samuel Warden. J. W. Goodwin. Post
548, J. C. Hill, Robert Collins, T. J. McGrath.
Post 504, Harry Lewis, Dr. J. M. McCurdy.
On motion of Captain Samuel M. Duvall, the
officers of last year's committee were made the
officers ot the present committee, and are:
President, A. P. Burchfield; Vice Presidents.
J. F. Denniston and Edward Fisber: Recording
Secretary, II. H. Bengough; Corresponding
Secretary, Sidney Omohundro;Treasurer. John
F. Hunter. Comrade Omohundro stated that
he was not a member 6f the committee this
year and, therefore, not eligible. The conven
tion, however, claimed that it was a power
within itself and Comrade Duvall's motion was
unanimously carried. Chairman A. P. Burch
field made a report on the progress of the com
mittee in bringing before the Chamber
of Commerce and other organized bodies
the question of inviting the National
Encampment of the Grand Army of the,
Republic to meet In Pittsburg in 1890. Favora
ble progress was reported and the committee
instructed to push the work ahead vigorously.
On motion of Colonel Thomas Q. Sample the
delegates were requested to have tbe opinion
of their respective posts at the next meeting
upon the advisability of having a G. A. R. Day
celebration the current year. Colonel Hugh
Morrison made a vigorous protest against tbe
language used by Legislator Skinner in his
speech at Harrisburg against giving employ
ment to the old soldiers. A committee was ap
appointed to draft the sentiments of the con
vention, which were decidedly in favor of thn
bill now pending, and forward it to Harris
burg. Union Veteran Lesion.
The final arrangements for the third annual
encampment of tbe U. V. L. are being made,
and it is expected when General A. L. Pearson
calls tbe Legion to order at Altoona, Pa., Feb
ruary 22, at least 20 States will be represented.
Encampment No. 1. of this city, will be repre
sented by 20 delegates, and it is more than like
ly that a large number of its members will at
tend the encampment.
The comrades of No. 1 are highly elated over
the thought that after April 1 they won't have
to climb up DO steps to get to the encampment
room. The hall and rooms, second floor of tho
Stone building, owned and occupied by the
Pittsburg Gas Company, on Sixth avenue, have
been leased, and the committee, consisting of
Captain Frank C. Dorrington, General Geo. S.
Galloupe and General A. L. Pearson, have
aoous compieten. arrangements to nt tnem up
in fine style. There will be two halls, each
handsomely carpeted with the best body Brus
sels and fine velvet rugs. The windows will be
draped with heavy damask curtains, over
which will be fine French portieres. The fur
niture of main hall will be of antique oak, and
the stage settings and scenery of beautiful de
sign. Hall No. 2 will be carpeted the same as
in No. 1, and everything about it will be com
plete. Thd furniture and desks will be of wal
nut, and fbe walls, instead of beiig frescoed, as
in the larger hall, will be papered and orna
mented in colors, to be in keeping with the rest
of the room.
The library or reading room will be very
handsomely fitted up, and will have a fine
library of good books. The daily papers and
magazines will always be on file, and blanks.
writing paper, etc., will be on band, so that the
comrades of tbe legion, whether members of
No. 1 or not, will always find a place to pass
away the time. It is tbe design of the com
mittee to have the rooms dedicated April 9, the
anniversary of Lee's surrender.
The halls are in demand and tbe committee
are daily receiving visits from representations
of other organizations who desire to rent.
The legion deserves congratulations for its
enterprise, and the hope is entertained that
their anticipations will be fully realized.
niiiinformntton A Correction.
In this column last Sunday appeared several
"Whisperings" reflecting rather severely upon
Major W. W. Tyson, Commander of the
Soldiers and Sailors Home at Erie, based
upon information telegraphed from Erie re
garding the part Major Tyson was taking in the
Department Commandership fight. It has
since transpired that the information was not
correct, and that Maior Tyson, instead of
taking a hand in the fight, was keeping bis
hands off and was attending strictly to his own
business in the management of tbe Home. Be
ing fully satisfied that an injustice was done
Major Tyson by accepting as true the reports,
which appeared in tbe Erie Dispatch and
which were telegraphed over tbe country, this
correction is now made, and the "Whisperings"
of last Sunday should not have been written.
The Erie Dispatch editorially says that tho
item It published secured publication without
being submitted, and the statement was utterly
The following letter from Commander J. C.
Sturgeon to Major Tyson will be of interest in
HEADQUARTERS STKOUO VINCEST POST,
NO. 67, (i. A. U.
KniE, Pa., January 15, 1339. )
Major W. W. Tyson:
Dear Sir and Comrade I desira to say to you
that after a carcrul lnvestitratiou of the matter, I
am fLIly satisfied that Tost 67 has the fullest con
fidenco In you, and that no action has ever been
taken by llie post with the slightest thought or In
tention of reflection on you, either oOiclallyor
personally: and I must say that no person can de-
jnurc mure man i uo me sensauouat newspaper
articles which haye been published, and I am sat
isfied that they have done you. as well as others,
great Injustice, and 1 have no Idea that you arc In
anyway or manner Interfering with Ueneral Mc
creary's candidacy for Commander of the De
partment. Trnstlns the whole matter may be
dropped, I am yours In i C. and L.
J. C. Sturgeox,
Post Commander Post 67.
Colonel Gould also authorizes the statement that
he has had no communication, either in writing
or otherwise, with Major Tyson on this subject,
or auy other, and that Major Tyson is not engaged
in a crusade against Ueneral McCruary.
Interesting Installation W. R. C.Ko. 7.
Friday evening last Nlcoll's Hall, on Fulton
street, Pittsburg, had its seating capacity tested
by tho large crowd in attendance to witness
the installation services of the Colonel R. G.
Shaw Woman's Relief Corps, No. 7. The fol
lowing officers for the current year wero duly
installed by Mrs. Abbie Lynch. Senior Vice
President of tbe Department of Pennsylvania,
President, Mrs. Lizzie Johnson Hamier;
Senior V.lce, Mrs. Mary Johnson; Junior Vice,
Mrs. Courtney Powell: Treasurer. Mrs. M. C.
Barks: Chaplain, Mrs. Sarah Allen; Conduct
ress. Mrs. Sarah Scott; Guard, Mrs. Catherine
C. Bell; Assistant Conductress, Mrs. Maggie
Springs: Assistant Guard, Mrs. Lydio Jones.
The followirg ladies were each presented with
a beautiful bouquet: Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Hamier,
Mrs. Spnggs and Mrs. Barks. The Commander
elect of Post 200, John H. Adley, was also the
recipient of a fragrant bunch ot the choicest
flowers. Then followed a season of song and
eloquence, which was supplemented by an elc-
gant supper. The occasion was a peculiarly
appy and enjoyable one.
Commemornilng Lincoln' Birthday.
The Sons of Veterans, through their Com
mander in Chief, G. B. Abbott, have come to
the front with an idea which, no doubt, will
prove popular, and attract national attention.
It is embodied in the following section of Gen
eral Orders No. 17. just Issued from National
Headquarters at Chicago:
Section 9 The 12th of February should be one
dear to the heart of every American citizen, for
upon that day was born that typical American
patriot, the sainted, martyred Lincoln. Not one
of our countrymen has ever accomplished so
much for tbe advancement of civilization and
at so great a personal sacrifice as he who issued
the Emancipation Proclamation,and eventually
surrendered his life for tbe grand cause In which
be enlisted. As an organization, there is no day
in tbe calendar that we have particularly appro
priated as our own. It is believed to be emi
nently fitting and proper that wfl should have
such a day. and It Is especially recommended,
and Colonels commanding are requested to en
courage among all camps, brothers and citizens
the celebration of the birth of Lincoln on the
eveningof the ensuing 12th of February. Let
the observance be made universal throughout
our entire organization. Let there be speech
making. Let there be patriotic songs, and an
enthusiastic rising of our people in tbe name of
loyalty. Let the proper committees be set to
work at once, so that arrangements may be
completed. Request ministers to announce it
from their pulpits and the children of the pub
lic schools be Invited to attend, free and open
for all, and make this day a great day, not only
for this year, but all coming years, for snecial
observance by the Sons of Veterans and Union
By command of G.B. Abbott,
Commander in Chief.
Will F. Jenkins, Adjutant General.
Grand Army Whisperings.
The new officials in several of tho local G.
A. R. posts are already hard at work.
Phil Sheridan Post, No. 157, of Royalton.
Minn., netted S115 from the Campflre recently
Many of the veterans are ageing rapidly.
The seeds sown by privation and suffering have
A GRARD Akjiy comrade is not worthy of
the name of comrade if he refuses to frankly
acknowledge an error he has made.
Colonel C. H. Davis, a member oi the G.
A. R.. is the obliging and capable Special Pen
sion Examiner located at Pittsburg.
If one regiment did more than another dur
ing the War of tbe Rebellion was it not for tbe
reason that it had the opportunity?
The twenty-second annual Encampment of
the Department of Rhode Island Trill be held
at Providence, Saturday, February 9.
This great nation cannot use an apothecary's
scale in determining what is due the men who J
saved its life. ueneral Harmon, jfresiaeni
elect. Whittlesey Post, No. 350, located at
Union, has nominated Dr.- H. T. Dunbar for the
position of Medical Director for the Depart
ment of New York.
Junior Vice commander W. H. Young,
of Post No. 92, Seneca, has been indorsed by
his post for the position of Commander of the
Department of Kansas.
The drawing for the small cannon for the
benefit of the Ladies' Auxiliary of Abe Pat
terson Post No. 8S, of Allegheny, has been
postponed until February 22.
Friendship In the Grand Army of the Re
public Is strengthened by promptly righting a
wrong. If all comrades would do this tho
Grand Army would amazingly prosper the cur
Colonel James H.CniLDS,PostNo. 230, will
hold its grand annual reception at the Penn In
cline Resort on Friday evening, February 8,for
the benefit of its relief fund. Music by the
Great Eastern Italian Band. The entertain
ment, no doubt, will be liberally patronized.
Abe Patterson Post No. 88, of Allegheny,
visited the Cyelorama last Tuesday evening,
and fought tbe battle of Gettysburg over
again. The wives of most of tbe comrades ac
companied them. Tbeywere all highly enter
tained by Comrade Rev. John A. Danks. wit
his lecture and his songs.
Captain John Harvey Past Commander
of Post 230, who served the Post faithfully and
well for two successive terms, has been an
nounced as a candidate for the Milwaukee En-j
campment. Comrade Harvey as a representa-4
tivefrom Pennsylvania would reflect credit
upon the Grand Army.
General John C. Black; Pension Com
missioner, has addressed a letter to Comrade.
John J. Ballard, No. 276 Wylio avenne, Pitts
burg, asking for the address of William F.
Hale, late private Company D. One Hundred
and Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.
Anyone knowing his address or whereabouts
will confer a favor by communicating with
The fair of Post 123, of Allegheny, will open
at the Coliseum building to-morrow evening.
This Post, since 1879, has expended nearly 17
000 in charity. The object of tbe fair is to re-
Elenish its low treasury, and it should be most
eartily encouraged. Interesting features will
be introduced each evening. The lady friends
of tbe Post are requested to meet in the Post
room to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Comrade J. M. Ray, of Duqnesne Post No.
239, is back from a visit to St. Louis. While
there he met Colonel T. B. Rodgers, the Adju
tant General of tbe Department of Missouri,
who is a native of Mercer county, Pennsylva
nia, and who belonged to the famous One Hun
dred and Fortieth Pennsylvania Regiment.
Comrade Rodgers reported Grand Army mat
ters in his department in excellent condition.
The firsc post in Pennsylvania to forward its
report to Department Headquarters for the
fourth quarter of last year was Wilde Post No.
25, of Chester. The officers of this post can
well afford to be proud. This post also re
ceived the first set of tbe new ritual. While
some posts are quarreling over petty differ
ences. Post No. 2o keeps its head level and goes
straight along in the pathway of success and
One of the most Interesting entertainments
ever given on tbe Mount will occur on Friday
evening, February 8, under the auspices of the
Colonel W. H. Moody Circle, No. 52, Ladies of
the G. A. R-, for the benefit of its relief fund.
Charles V. Lewi3 and other well-known local
performers are expected to be present. The
event will take place In Liberty Hall, Mr,
Washington. This circle was recently insti
tuted by Mrs. MyraG. Smailcs, and is the
"baby" of tbe organization.
The A. A. Humphreys Circle, No. 38, Ladies
of the G. A. R., desire to inform their friends
and the public that the entertainment to bo
given by the circle- on Thursday, January 21,
will commence at 5 o'clock with supper, which
will be served until 8 P. M. There will be no
dancing connected with this entertainment. An
elegant repast will be served. The people of
Millvale borough are looking forward to this
occasion with pleasure. Quite a number of
friends from Pittsburg and Allegheny will
probably be in attendance.
On the eveningof January li Mrs. Laura B.
Sawyer. National President, installed the fol
lowing officers of General Custer Circle, No. If,
Ladies of the G. A. R., located at Etna: Presi
dent. Miss Ella Jones; Senior Vice. Mrs. C. G.
Santters; Junior Vice, Miss Emma Ocbse:
Treasurer. Mrs. S. A. Yahres; Secretary, Miss
Retta Willams; Chaplain, Mrs. N. H. Sallade:
Conductress. Mrs. A. M. Williams; Guard, Mrs.
L. Cunningham. Among those present were
Mrs. Charles Gerwig, Past Department Presi
dent; Mrs. Carrie B. Sheriff, Department
Senior Vice, and many others. After Installa
tion was concluded the circle and its friends
partook of a grand lunch prepared for the oc
casion. 1MPK0TEMEXTS IN ALLEGHENY.
About $1,300,000 Expended In New Build.
lugs In One Year.
Chief Assessor Hetzel, of Allegheny, has
prepared his annual statement of the im
provements on the Northside during 1883.
It shows that an unusual number oi build
ings have been erected during the year, in
cluding many very costly structures. The
list of buildings erected in the different
wards and their value is appended:
Wards. Houses. Valuation.
Fifth. ........ ... 56
Ninth , 11
Total 817 $1,463,075
The" growth of the city in the suburban
wards is remarkable. In the Tenth ward
twice as many new buildings were erected
in 1888 as in 1887. This is probably due to
the erection of the Observatory Hill Electric
road and the Kunnery Hill incline plane.
Not Based on Religion.
In tho Orphans' Court yesterday R. G.
Wood was appointed guardian oi the four
minor children of Archie McMillan, in
place of Patrick Bligh. It appears that the
father was a. Protestant and tbe mother a
Catholic, and Wood was appointed as a
Protestant guardian in the place of Bligh
because the former's nomination preceded
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children, sha gave them Castorla.
AT THE TEACHERS' ACADEMY,
Another Enjoyable Open Session, With a
, Lecture on tho American Jaw-Xew
Illembers Admitted Educational Echoes.
The teachers were again entertained by an
open meeting of the Teachers' Academy, at
the Grant School Hall yesterday afternoon.
The recollection of the programme of the
two previous qpening meetings in the his
tory of tbe academy was so pleasant that yes
terday a large audience waa present. So now
it is an established fact that this event at the
academy will be a success.
Dr. E. A. Wood's lecture on the "American
Jaw" was most entertaining, and Miss Sallis
Philpot's recitation excellent, while all conceded
that the singing done by the Liberty School
children was the finest ever rendered by Pitts
burg school children.
At tbe executive session held at 2 o'clock,
Misses Ella Bartin. Laura Ogden, of tho Wash
ington School.andKate Barry.of the Hancock,
were initiated. Prof. G. T. Stahl, Minnie Stein
!rlN1Vjr?.J' Dugherty. of the High Lcnool;
a. u. McCutcheon and Rebecca Torrance wero
elected to membership.
The Soho night school closes next Tuesday
night with an entertainment,
THE fund collected at the Birmingham school
for the Wood street sufferers amounted to $13
THE monthly visiting day will occur at tho
St Clair School (No. 2) next Thursday, and
Friday at No. L
TnE pupils of the Liberty school wbo sang so
excellently at tbe meeting of the academy, yes
terday, were from tbe rooms of Mrs. Myler,
Misses Annie Asper and Jennio Gosser. Miss
Asperhad charge of the singing yesterday.
A township institute was held yesterday in,
Braddock. De Noss. of the California Normal,1
Superintendent Luckey and a number of tho
shining lights of tho county prof ession wers)
among the speakers. The session was a very ,
interesting one. .
It is possiole that an institute win be called
to secure the views of the teachers as to the
"practicability of night schools. Some say that
they are failure owing to the present rules, yet
tbe general opinion is that they are fully as
successful in Pittsburg as in any other city.
Miss Belle Dalzell, of the Birmingham
School, yesterday received word of the death
of her brother in Montana Territory. He was
aware that bis life wa not to be of much
length here, and wrote a letter to that effect to
be sent when his death occurred. Miss Dalzell
last summer visited her brother in Montana.
The Luckey School Directors expect that It
will be a very short period before tbe addition,
lately being added, will be ready for occupancy.
Tbe teachers and pupils are now preparing for
a grand opening night, or entertainment, to
celebrate tha opening of the additional quar
ters. The Permanent Certificate Committee, con
sisting of Profs. Woods, Kennedy, Misses Ella
McCutcheon, M. J. Louden and A. M. Adams,
met yesterday and arranged the list of studies
for tbe coming examination, commencing Sat
urday, February 2, and will continue five Sat
urdays. History and spelling will be the sub
jects for the first Saturday, geography and
drawing on the second, physiology and music
the third, grammar and theory tbe fourth,
arithmetic and business forms will close the
A division institute was held yesterday
morning in the Fourth ward school. Allegheny,
for tbe teachers of steps 1,2 and 3. The sub
jects discussed were Language and Arithmetic.
A very interesting question was discussed as to
whether the comma should be omitted or re,
tained in a Sentence such as the following:
"Plums, grapes, apples and peaches grow in'
Florida." Some of the principals thought that
there shonld be no comma after the word
"apples." while Prof. Smith contended that re
cent.authorities held that it should be placed
The New China Store.
The extensive alterations at our new store
are being rapidly pushed forward, and wo
hope to have our new electric elevator run
ning next week. We are, however, obliged
to make haste slowly. Something like order
is being evolved irom the chaos that has sur
rounded us, and we can see our opening dav
in the ne3r future, but for the present prefer
not to name a definite date. When we do
open we think it will be a revelation to you.
Fkench. Kexdrick & Co.,
516 Smithfield street.
Owing to the extreme mildness of the sea
son I am obliged to sell, at HALF PRICE, all
these elegant Uoats and Wraps, which are la
the way of "spring gjods. Before we take in
ventory it will pay you to get a choice in, this
T, M. LATIMER'S,
Al.l. r.UUtm X, PA.
About tho 15th of February
we remove to 54 Fifth avenue,
two doors above our present
location. Previous to this re
moval we shall offer our large
-AT A ItEDrCTIOX OF-
20 Per Cent.
50 FIFTH AVENUE.
CHAPPED HANDS. UPS
Dries quickly; is not sticky
nor greasy; makes rough skin
soft, smooth and velvety, and
does not smart the skin.
'. B- HONEY DEW
makes face powder adhere to
the skin and renders it in
visible. Sold by all druggists.
Price 25 cents.
Refuse all substitutes.