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Many letters are addressed to the editor
bearing on history, literature and art. These
will become valuable hereafter. It is quite
impossible to answer the letter individ
ually, as at least ten of them will bear on
one point, as "What is the form of a dinner
invitation t" "What answer should be given
to an invitation to afternoon tea?" etc
Therefore the general principles of all the
questions can alone be reached, and that to
the best ability of the writer.
When a new and puzzling point is made
more attention is, of course, bestowed on
that letter. Sometimes in older that sev
eral authorities may be consulted; some
times that time for reflection be pained. Many
questions are unanswerable, as authorities Ut
ter. Some are flippant and impertinent, and
naturally go into the waste basket. Most of
them, however, discover a genuine desire to
Young Irishman" writes: "Fleaso nut a
stranger in this country right on the following
point: Is it neccsearv to answer att invitation
to an afternoon tea T"
Ifo.it is not. Kither go or send your card.
"How should a printed invitation to a dance
'Mr. Tatrick accepts with pleasure Mrs.
Brown's kind Invitation for Thursday even
ing. 'How soon should a party call be made, and
bow long should it last?"
A call should be returned within a week, and
It should never last over an hour. A half hour
".Etiquette" asks: "In calling on a young
lady in the evening, should tho card bo sent in
If she is iu the parlor?"
Yes. if yon do not know her very well.
"Should the ploves, overcoat and hat be re
moved before going into the parlor?"
IN HAD FOKM. 9
"B. Q, TV a card written: "Compliments of
the Misses Jones, for Thursday evening, danc
ing. 830," is very bad form, ungrammaticaland
ungraceful. It should be: "The Misses Jones
at home on Thursday evening, at 830. Danc
ing." Or "The Misses Jones present their com
pliments and request the pleasure of Mr. B. Q
T.'s company on Thursday evening. Dancing."
Your answer would be: "Mr. B. Q. T. accents
with much pleasure the polite invitation of the
Misses Jones," etc The note should be direct-
ed "The Misses Jones,"
"Xrm Othello" asks: "What wonld be the
iroper address to a Arm which is composed of
oth ladies and irentlcuien ? Should it be sim
ilar to that oUttnn composed entirely or men,
aslvison, Blakcman, Tajlor SCo.T Should!
say Dear Sire ?
No: you would address them Messieurs or
1 1 Second question: "Wonld it be etiquette for
a young lady to shake hands with a gentleman
whom she knows but slightlyl?"
Yes; in this country everyone shakes hands.
"In giving a country party, should a young
lady or her parents invite the guests?"
The parents should always invite the guests.
If a young man gives a party his mother or
some elderlv friendshouldissue the invitations
to ladies: th'at is, it is more usually done.
"E. F. N." asks if there is "any objection to
a gentleman calling in lull dress on a family in
No, Certainly not. Fell dress refers to the
time of day, not to the condition of tne family
called upon. A gentleman should always be in
lull dress for an evening visit.
"Twenty-six Years Old and Married" asks a
pathetic question: "1 am in sore distress, and
ask your advice I have a very poor education,
which I -wish to improve without gcine to pub
lic school. It would nut be right for iLe to go
there, for I am 2l j ears old and married. Can
you tell me howl could get instruction in read
lrg, writing, spelling and grammar? I have
the entire day to myself and wonld like to de
Vote it to these studies, but 1 have no money to
pay for private tuition."
Could you not ask the wife of the clergyman
it your parish to get up an evening school?
Doubtless many young ladies would be delight
ed to teach jou. If you live in New York you
could go to the Cooper Institute.
"Carl" asks: "Is any kind of a ring more ap
propriate for an engagement ring than a soli
taire diamond? Should an engagement ring
tie engraved? Initials and date presumably,
and to what extent?"
A diamond solitaire is the favorite ring, and
there is seldom more put inside than the ini
tials and date, although you can add a posy if
there is room.
"Common Sense:" "Please explain why con
veying food to the mouth with a knife is
It is not wrong, it is simply vulgar and un
seat. It is not wrong, morally, to be a boor;
but it Is decidedly unpleasant for one's neigh
bors. "Quondam Friend" asks: "Will you kindly
explain the etiquette of P. P. C. cards? My
husband and I are about to leave a town in
which we have lived for some time. Shall I
send cards only to those who are on my visit
ing list? How shall I send tbem? By post?
Our town is a small one Ought I to inclose
my husband's card with my own? Ladies who
Iiave called on me have not left their husband's
Cards. Shall I leave cards where I make a visit
in person? Is Itthe correct thing to leave one's
own card as well as two of one's husband if one
1b admitted and pays the visit in peion? Is it
proper to leave cards at an evening reception,
and, if one does, is it necessary to call after
ward?" To answer the last first: No. Never leave
cards at an evening reception, but call after
ward. As to leaving cards, when paying a
visit in person one card is enough. A card en
graved "Mr. and Mrs. Brown" is better for "P.
P. C." if you are moving away, although in
tills country a lady's card answers all purposes
of etiquette. It is proper to send "P. P. C,"
cards by mail.
"George Knox" asks: "What should be the
proper form for the calling card of a minister.
Rev. William Jones, D. D. Colonel George
Jackson? Also, is it proper for a titled person,
in issuing invitations to a reception, to style
himself Colonel, doctor, or whatever else the
Title may be? '
Of couise it is.
MOKE CARD ETIQUETTE.
Several of the questions are on the subject of
leaving a card at a 5 o'clock tea. It is proper
to do to, and that is a call for the season. Sev
eral others are as to forms of Invitation. They
should be in the third person, stately, formal
-and clear, as: "Mrs. John Brown requests
the pleasure of Mr. Horace Clayton's com
pany at dinner, on Thursday, November 22,
at 30 o'clock; 17 Madison street." And the
answer should be: "Mr. Horace Clayton ac
cepts, with pleasure, the polite invitation of
Mrs. John Brown, for dinner, at 7:30 o'clock on
"Ignorance" asks: "I have received at home
cards from a friend who was married on the
21st of November. The card reads: 'At borne
Wednesday evenings in January.' Now, I do
cot wish to call, nor do I wish to be impolite.
What shall I do?"
Simply send your card.
"W. P. W." asks: "Is it proper to rise and
offer my teat in a crowded car to a lady who
enters? And at church should I pass the plate
lor her collection."
Yes; she has of course a right to give her
money to charity if she chooses. As to rising
and giving your seat, it is an American custom.
It is a polite attention, not a duty, and if a
man is very weary ho ought not to be obliged to
So many questions are asked on the subject
of mourning that it is best also to concentrate
the answers. One lady asks howlongshe should
wear the veil "for a parent."
In England mourning for a father or mother
lasts a year. During half tho year dresses
trimmed with crape are worn, with black tulle
at the wrists and neck. A deep veil is worn at
the back of the bonnet for six months. For a
husband monrnlng is much deeper. It lasts 18
months with the Queen it has lasted 25 years,
ifor 12 months the widow's can is worn, a crape
bonnet and long veil and white cuffs. Jet or
naments and diamonds set in black enamel
alone are proper.
Mourningf or j oung children lasts six months,
officially, although many wear it for years.
Dull black kid gloves are worn in first mourn
ing: after that, ganu de Suede or silk gloves in
MOURXINO IN AMEEICA.
In America widows wear deep mourning for
- about two years. Others wear it for life Chil
dren wear mourning a year for a parent; it is
'then lightened. Complimentary monrnlng is
black silk without crape; an absence of color.
Ah American is always shocked at the light
ness and cheerfulness of French mourning.
There etiquette presc:
iocs one year And six
weeks for a husband six months of deep
mourning, six months of ordinary, six weeks of
lilac and white Forawife, a father or mot her,
six months is enough. Widowers are not ex
pected to be as inconsolable as widows are For
a grandparent, two months and a half of slight
mourning. For a brother or sister, two months.
For an uncle or annt, three weeks of ordinary
black. The period of a mourner's retirement
from the world has been verv much shortened
by the customs of France In America, how
ever, no formal visiting is allowed for a year,
nor is there anygajety in tho house Cards
and note paper arc put into mourning by those
who desire to express conventionally that they
have lost a friend, but very broad black borders
are ostentatious. In light mourning, jet or
black silk was once mourning, butit is so much
used now for dress that it is doubtful if it is
The discarding of mourning should be done
carefully and by giadations. It shocks persons
of good tasrc to sco a person who has had a
great grief suddenly jump into colors as if they
had been counting the hours. If blackmust be
laid off let it be done gradually; let its retire
ment be slowly and gradually shaded off by
quiet costume, as the feeling of grief, yielding
to the kindly Influence of time, is shaded off
into resignation and cheerfulness. We do not
forget our dead, but we mourn for them more
patiently, with a feeling which no longer par
takes of anguish.
A deep mourning dress In aplace of public
amusement is an anomaly and should never be
seen at a wedding. The common decencies of
Hie should prevent a frivolous person from en
gaging in amusements immediately after the
aeath of a relative But if a wedding Is to be
celebrated the mourninc could be lint off for
that day. M. E. W. Suebwood.
Hours of Pleasures.
Cards are out for the first cotillon of tho
Enaml Club, on February 8, at Odd Fellows'
Mrs. Haydon, wife of H. G. Haydon, Esq., of
Wood street, will leave to-night on an Eastern
trip to Boston and the coast, occupying a
One of the pleasant events of the week in ju
venile circles was the reception given by Mr.
and Mrs. S. M. Shaner, on Thursday evening,
at their residence on Fourth avenue, In honor
of the tenth birthday of their sou Andrew.
The members of the Southside Batchelor
Club had a meeting last week in honor of one
of their members, II. G. Wentx, -who left for
Findlav, O. The members present were: Rlno
Klein, J. C. Eicher. John Sims, Philip Graver,
Will Young and Will Wentz.
Miss Zug, daughter of Mr. Charles Zuc, gave
a card party last evening at her house on Fifth
avenue. East End. About SO persons were
present and enjoyed the various games played.
A luncheon was served during the evening,
after which dancing became, one of the amuse
ments. Misses Laura and Lizzie Ghriest, of Char
tiers street, Allegheny, entertained a number
of their friends, Thursday evening, in honor of
their guest. Miss Ella Tyson, of Erie Pa. One
of the features of the evening was a "soap bub
ble" contest, Miss Tyson ana Mr. Seville win
ning the prizes.
A small party of friends were entertained
handsomely on last Wednesday evening at the
residence of Mr. C. C. Lean, on Ninth street.
Among those present wero Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
McKenna, .Mrs. Rogers and Miss Rogers, Miss
Jacobs and Mrs. Aers. The piano and violin
duets ot Mr. W. P. Clinton and Mr. H. Clay
Linn were quite a feature of the evening's
Mr. William G. McKay entertained quite a
number of his intimate friends at his residence.
No. 410 Rebecca street, Allegbeny.on Thursday
evening last. The occasion of the gathering
was the celebration of the wooden wedding of
Mr. McKay and his charming wife A large
number of unique and handsome presents were
left by the assembled guests as souvenirs of the
Misses Orcutt, Smith, Heisoy, O'Neil and
Tonner gave a delightful reception at the
Pittsburg Female College to the faculty and
pupils, on Friday evening from 8 toll. The
joaug ladies Mbo entertained won golden
opinions, contributing an evening of l erlect
eujojment. All the guests appeared in bright
and gay attire and were at their best for a
One of the pleasant events of the week was
the celebration by Mr. Arthur Wilkinson,
Natchez street, Mr, Washington, of his tin
wedding, on Tuesday evening. Among those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. Miller,-Mr. and
Mrs. Baldcrsoa, Mr. and Mrs. Jones. Mr. and
Mrs. Gould, Mr. and Mrs. Naysmlth. Miss Tay
lor Lee Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Sharp, Messrs.
W. Rawson, Saunders, Gould, and Alf. Nay
smith. A very enjoyable" surprise party was held on
Wednesday evenibg in honor of Misses Maggie
and Mollle McOathen at their home on Sarah
street, Allegheny. Among those present were
Misses M. Mooney, 8. Schwab, L, Clark, M.
Ueattle L. Small. B. Ackley, and Messrs. E.
Kemecke, J. Hollor, W. Thompson, G. Bro n.
O. Hezlep, W. Audersou and many others.
After supper was served dancing and card
playing were Indulged In until a late hour.
Miss Romayne McKown gave a very pleasant
card party at her home on Buena Vista street,
luesday evening. Very intircstlne games of
whist were played till 11 o'clock, when an ele
gant supper was served and each guest received
a handsome souveuir. At 12 o'clock the rooms
were cleared and dancing was Indulged In.
Among those present were: Misses A. Johnson,
C. Russell, Boggs; Messrs. W. Godfrey, W.
Graff. C. Thompson and Dr. Stockton.
What prove to be a very successful surprise
party was given to Miss Zenie Ednionston at
her home, Wednesday evening, by her lady
friends. Among those present were: Misses
Richey, Lue Adams, Emma Bowers. Emma
Stoehr, Mollle McGraw, Kenie Straub, Sadie
Herring; Messrs. Thomas Bleinniing, Walter
Stewart, Jackson Ednionston, Will Pasely,
George Tate, John Sharp, David Adams, Char
lie Taylor, Joseph Divine, Mr. Baker, Mr.
Bradgon and many others.
Mrs. James Shceren, of South Fourteenth
street, gave a very delightful reception and
supper on Friday evening to the Buffalo Social
in honor of the President, Mrs. William Rol
lins of Buffalo. N. Y. Among those present
were Minnies. Dunn, Hunzekcr, Stoerr, Dutton,
btdebener, Jones, the Misses Stoerr and Hun
zeker, and Messrs. C. F. White and W. F.
Dutton, of this city; Mr. and Mrs. Will Smith,
of Cbarticrc; Mr. and Mrs. C. I. McKee
and Thomas Armstrong, of Laurel, and many
The second temperance literary contest, for
the "Demorest silver medal,' came oif last
Thursday evening at the residence ot Miss
Milly Tutell, on Baena Vista street. It proved
very creditable to the participants and their
teacher. The judges awarded the medal to
Miss EllaUauger. Honorable mention was
made of Mr. Harry McKelvey. After a short
speech from D. S. Thompson the guests were
treated to zither, piano and vocal music. Thus
passed another delightful and instructive
A most delightfpl surprise party was given
on Friday evening attbe residence of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Sherman, of Natrona, Pa, Among
the many present were the Misses Emma and
Ida Ritchie of Pittsburg. A. A. Miller, Mary
Powell, Viola Potts, Nannie and Sadie Eslip,
Blanche and Lizzie Ottcrman,Emma Bollinger,
Mary Gnam, Ora Sufall and Mary Halm,
Messrs. R J. Connell, Edward A. Voseley, G.
A. McWiUiamB, A. C. Adler, J. A. Walter. J.
F. Kuntz, C. L. Spahr, R. A. Mitchell and C.
The surprise and birthday party in honor of
Miss Tinnie Parrot, which took place Wednes
day evening, at the Northside Turner Hall,
East street, Allegheny, was a grand success.
The following were notlced'among the guests:
Mr. and Mrs. A. Smith, of Philadelphia:
Misses Neal, Milly Auiuack, Lizzy Hack, Ber
inger, Rupp, T. Probst, M. Kramer, Katie Eb
erhart. Lena Schmittendelli Messrs. C. Jlutzic,
M. Martin, J. Smith, Henry Hatineycr, G.
Beckert, W. Bucrkle, John Hock, J. Rlpp
burger, Gus Flack, P. Kleintu. Theo. Fleck
Henry Nill and Charles Schelble
A number of young ladles spent a very pleas
ant evening on Thursday at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Schoentbal, Jackson
street Among the features of tho evening
was the comedy duet rendered by the Misses
Jennie Beatty and Flora Richardson, with Miss
Minnie Durning accompanying on the piano.
The vocal solos sung by Miss Bell Pulver
macher and Mr. Morns Stern were very much
appreciated. Amongthe guests were Mlses
Clara Scidel, Laura Scbafer, Rebecca Martin,
Annie Bleming. The lunchen served by Mrs.
Sclioenthal was enjoyed by all.
Miss Lizzie O'NeU, of North Hiland avenue
was agreeably surprised by a number of her
friends Friday evening. At 9 o'clock the door
bell rang, and, to Miss Lizzie's great surprise,
the following were ushered in: Misses Rea, E.
Reed, L. Reed, D. Schmidt, L. Anderson, G.
Webb, A. Wilson and M. Weldon, and Messrs.
W. Rea, J. Wilson, F. Rea, T. Murray, J. D.
Emniens, C. Jrnks, J. Murray, D. Weldon, J.
Barbour and many others. Music and dancing
were the principal features of the evening's en
joyment and were indulged in till a late hour.
The pearl wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John G,
Connelly was celebrated Tuesday evening at
their residence, on Ridge street, Thirteenth
ward. The following were present! Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Standley. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Corcoran, Mr. and
Mis. J. C. O'Dnuuell. Mr. and Mrs. C. Heden
buig. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Smith, Mr. Austin Or
gill, Mrs. John Stone and daughter; Misss
L.zzie Smith, M. Murphy, M. Sullivan, B. Hag
gerty, L. Haggerty, Katie Floyd; Messrs. Murk
Porritt, Dave Fivnn, Joe and Andy Haggerty,
Tom Orgill and others.
A pleasant surprise party was held at the
borne of Miss Laura Pendleberry on Thursday
evening. Among those present were: Hisses
Annie Rawn, Jennie Hcrron, Ella Manalta,
Misses Brock. Misses McCain, Misses Boyd,
Scott, Barndollar, Mattte Jacquway. Elliot,
Hawthorn, Parsons, Mulholland: Messrs. S. A,
and W. H. Till, Ed. Hageman, Potter, W. Alex
anaer. Then. Batter, James Hare, Alfred
Wrignt, Hngh Parkhlll, Sam Boyd, Alex.
Havs, Charles Dillmuth, Steck, Kinkaid,
J. Orr. James Mackie, C. Curby, John Miller,
Will Devan and many others.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Ray celebrated the
fifth ainivcrsary of their marriage Tuesday
evening in the rooms of tbo Allegheny College.
One of the most delightful and well attended
Socials this season was the full-dress reception
held at Prof. J. S. Christy's Dancing Academy,
A delightful party was given by the Misses
Mamie and Annio Sullivan, Tuesday evening
at their residence on Pcnn avenue Quite a
number of their friends from both cities wers
Miss Annie Miller was agreeably surprised
Tuesday evening at her home on Church ave
nue by a number of her young friends calling
to spend the evening, during which inusio and
games were the amusements.
The Martha Washington Social held a recep
tion at the residence of tho Misses Gazzam on
Federal street, Allegheny, on Friday evening,
February L Almost SO couples passed the
evening pleasantly in dancing and other social
amusements. One feature was a mock mar
riage of George and Martha Washington.
At the home of Miss Nicholson, on Car
negie avenue, a very enjoyable surprise party
was held on Thursday evening. Among thoso
g resent were Misses Beringer, Dlveney. Kirk,
underman, Nicholson, Wel'Cr and Baker, and
Messrs. Charles Johnson. Thomas Campbell,
Peter Sackner, Ed. Eller, Orrie .Goodman,
Will Goodman and Charles J. Lang.'
The friends of Mis3 Phcnio Buck tendered
her a surprise party at her residence, corner of
Hazel and Tlnsoury streets, Allegheny. Re
freshments were served at 10:30, Among those
present were Misses Katie Carleton, Annie Car
leton, Louisa Simon, May Boehring, Annie
Eastc Emma Heftv, Sadie Donneley, Annie
Welsh, Maggie Peeples, Belle Cook. Ella
Meine, Mary Lizzie Buck, Messrs. John Hunt,
John Carleton, John Nightingale Will Peeples,
George Peeples, Will Peters, Frank Simon,
Tom McCullough, Harry Speldle, Tom Beck,
Will Wigger, Louis Gross, Mr. add Mrs. Fred
Hartung and others.
A most delightful reception was given by
Miss Lizzie Smtih, at her home on Resaca
street, Allegheny, on Friday evening. Dan
cing, musio and cards were the principal
enjoyments of the evening, and at 12 o'clock an
excellent supper was served. Among the many
present were Mises Nellie Elliott, Bertha
McKee, Gertrude Wallace,' Lou Beaty, Emma
McKee Carrie Heasley, Simpson. Gregg, Clara
Frazier, Bertha Slcan, Maggie Wallace. Anna
Mackenzie, and Messrs. Scranton. Thompson,
Robert Andeison, Curtis Gregg, 'Herron
Smith. Robert Stewart, Will Adair. Will H.
Till, Grant Anderson, Frank Mackenzie and
A nice surprise party was given to Miss
Annie Weenberg at her residence, on Elm
street, on Thursday evening last. All kinds of
games were played and there was also dancing.
It was a children's prty, and those present
were from 12 to 15 years of age. On the com
mittee were B. Frankfurter, B. Wartenburg
and A. Weir. Those present were: Misses L.
Rousb, G. and I. Rhom, Maud Cramer and
cousin, M. Cramer; Mai v Denzin, H. Huisb, M.
Stilde E. Dorse, M. Mariner, J. and M. Cal
houn and Masters L. Friedeman, C. Warten
berg, F. and U Lauffer, H. Sicks, C Qutge.
James Bennett, J. Marshal, S. Friedeman and
One of the pleasant events of the week was
the evening party given by Messrs. William
Hubner. Georce H.Best, Thomas Pfarr. August
Kenhner and Robert Otto, at the residence of
Mr. C. L. Smith, on Fifth avenue, Tuesday even
ing, January 29. A few of their many friends
present were: Misses May Swift, Carrie Speck,
Annie Steinbrick, Tillle Best, Annie Shoen
berger, Tillle Cramer, Henrietta Smith,
Mollle Horn, and Miss Reitta Duke, of Car
lisle; Messrs. John Haule, James Owston,
George Campbell, Arthur Hammlll. John
Grabe, Charles Bright, John Hertel. Edward
Gcrnet, Arthur McClelland, and others too
numerous to mention. An agreeable time was
spent by all in dancing till 2 a. it.
A pleasant event was a reception tendered by
Miss Lulu M. Bryant at the residence of her
father, Dr. S. H. Bryant. Music and dancing
were indulged In until alate hour. The recita
tions by Miss Minnie Swiers were verylauch
enjoyed by all present, also tho quartet songs
by Messrs. Harry Grlpp, Heil. Yeager and
Davis. After this refreshments were served.
Among those present were: Misses Ella Smith,
of Steubenville, O.; Miss Carson, of Wheeling;
Maegle Hoffman, Baidle Weyman, Mary Mc
Mally, Edith and Minnie Balers, Maggie and
Annie McDowell, Annie Bryant and Lou
Adams, Messrs. Andrew and Robert Buchanan,
Samuel Sturm, Harry Gripp, Adam Heil, Mr,
Yeager, Mr. Davis, Harry Bryant, Dr. Bryant
and James Bryant.
One of the enjoyable events of the week was
the gathering at the residence of Mr. Charles
Zimmerman, Cbartiers township. The recep
tion was given in honor of class 18 of Main
Street M. E. Sunday school. Durins the even
ing a handsome silver-headed silk umbrella
was presented to Mr. Zimmerman by Mr.
George S. Phillips, in behalf of the class, after
which the company was entertained by a fine
guitar selection by Prof. Partridge, of Graf ton,
Fa. Amone those present were Messrs. W. M.
Wood. William Richards. J. B. McGaw. H.
Hershbcrger, H. C. Wettengel, L. Wclker,
Prof. Charles Henderson, George S. Phillips,
Joe Henderson. C. Albreigbt, F. Beck, George
Bollinger. John Mohler, J. and T. Thomas, W.
Peacock, C Shaum, James Gray, John Mc
David. A. Lawrence, A. Fording, C. Irwin and
A delightful birthday party was given at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Shaner on
Thursday evening, January 31. the occasion be
ing the tenth birthday of theit son, Andrew M.
Shaner. Mr. and Mrs. Shaner were assisted In
entertaining the little folks by Miss May Kober,
Miss Mary Connelly, Mr. John Dimllng and
Mr. Ben Hesstim. Among those present were:
Misses Alice Kober, Mollie and Llbbie Zollin
ger. Edna Thomson. Llllio Ehrenfleld,.Edna
Dickey, Batchlor, Ida Sheaffer. Lucy Miirzira,
Laura and Tillie Dimling, Georgia Smith, Til
lle Utz. May Snyder, Birdie Helgenbanm and
Annie Kelly, and Masters Andrew SI. Shaner,
E. Reed Shaner, Arthur EhrcnOeld, Andrew
and Rnssell Zollinger, George and Harry Dim
ling, George and Harry Moore, Willie Bateh
Inr, Chas. Wall, Jr., George andP-fnl Axthelni.
Robert Carson, Willie and Alex Heck, George
and Harry Delp.
The theatrical given by the Qui Vive Liter
ary Society last Thursday evening at the Con
cordia Club proved a great success. The cast
wasassumed as follows: Margery. Miss Blanche
Werthelmer; Lady Plato, Miss Elsie Morgan
stern: Lucy, Mis Stella Benswanger; iSi'r WUl
iam Evergreen, Emanuel Grafner; Zroril Plato,
Slgmund Joseph; Captain Blenheim, Marcus
Aaron; Tom, Theodore Kiufmann; Cousin Joe,
Joseph Feldenhelmer. The Margery of Miss
tt'erthelmer was a very creditable perform
ance and the Sir William Evergreen of Eman
uel Grafner and Cousin Joe of Jos. Felden
helmer were pieces of acting rarely given by
amateurs, lue young ladv participants were
recipients of magnificent floial tributes. The
Serformance was under the direction of Mrs.
ertha Flnersheim Rauh, to whom much ere Jit
is due The society contemplates giving an
other in the near future
Quite an event, in the way of private theatri
cals, took place at the Concordia Club's rooms
last Thursday night, when "The Rough Dia
mond" was given before an appreciative
audience While the piece was given under
the direction of the clnb, the Qui Vive Literary
Society undertook the cast of the play, which
was as fellows: The Misses Wertheiraer and
Moreenstern as Margery and Lady Plato re
spectively; Sir William Evergreen, Mr. E.
Grafner; Captain Blenheim, Marcus Aaron;
Lord Plato, Sir. Sig. Josephs; Cotufn Joe, Mr.
Joseph Feldenheim, all of which parts were
exceedingly well portrayed. The affair was
diiected by Mrs. Enoch Rauh, nee Miss Bertha
Floershelm, whose efforts were brilliantly re
warded. The music was furnished by Toerge,
atid not the least pleasing of the evening's oc
currences was the initial farce, entitled "John
Baldwin Bnckstoscs." A supper Was given by
the club as a grand finale Another play will
shortly be produced by the clnb, probably en
titled "The Loan of a Lover," and promises to
be equally well rendered and received.
Mr. A. P. Burchfleld, Superintendent of the
Second 0. P. Sabbath School, of Allegheny
and Mrs. Burchticld, entertained the teachers'
of that school at their home, on Robinson
street, Allegheny, Friday evening. Each
teacher was accompanied by husband, wife or
other escort, and over 60 guests were present.
Misses Emma and Henntta Burchfleld assisted
in receiving and entertaining, and the even ing
was one ot continuous pleasure. Varied and
appropriate games were followed by orches
tral, vocal and Instrumental musicMr.
Clemens with the cornet, Mr. Stewart with
violin, Miss Smith with piano and Messrs.
White anu xuompson in vocai soios. ice en
tertainment was a complete success In all its
details. Among those present were Dr. ana
Mrs. McMillan, Mr. and Mrs. Crnmlish, Mr.
and Mrs. McNight, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson,
Mr. and Mrs. Hodge, Profs. Thacker andMc
Clanaban. Miss Mary Lockhart, Miss Rebecca
Bane, Miss Penis, Miss Patterson, Misses
Emma and Janet Mabon, Miss Margaret Mc
Millan, Miss Lawrence, Miss Mary Marshall,
Hits HoJge, Miss Annie Frazier, Miss Mc
Aithur. Miss Lysle, Mr. Will Lawrence Mr.
Rev. Sloan. Mr. W. T. Tredway, Mr. C. Martin,
Mr. Fife, Mr. White, Mr. Robertson, Mr. Reed,
Mr. Mumf ord and Mr. Stewart.
Wedding; Bell. , x
Tot engagement of Miss JennU Hellbronner
PITTSBURG - DISPATCH,
to Mr. Jacob Levlnger is announced. The wed.
ding will take place in a short time, and will be
no insignificant social event,
Mr. G.WClay, of the East End, and Miss
Mary L. Evans, of Forty-nf th street, were mar
ried on Thursday evening at the residence of
the bride The wedding was a quiet one, only
the immediate, family and a few friends wit
nessing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Clay left
for an extended trip throughout the South.
The bride was tho recipient of many handsome
One of the pleasant weddings of the week
was that of Mr. William Henry Allen and Miss
Helen Eby Myers, at the residence of the
bride's mother, Mrs. H. M. Myort. The groom
is the eldest son of Colonel Edward Jay Allen,
and the bride is a daughter of the late U. H.
Myers, of Iiarrlsburg. Pa. The young tionple
will reside on Fifth avenne. near Point Breeze.
They have announced their reception days on
tho following Fridays: February 22, March 1
Mr. A. Syman and daughter Flora, of Bav
City, Mich., are guests ot Mr. H. Hyman, 300
Mrs. W. M, Talcott, of Chicago, is visiting
her mother, Mrs. R. 3. Ewing, of Monterey
Mrs. Frederick Bettcbler. of the Northside,
returned from New York on list Friday even
ing after a two weeks' visit with her daughter.
Miss Nettle Green, a prominent young lady
of this city, arrived at Denver. Col., yesterday,
where she expects to remain f orsevcral months.
Mr. Thomas Reynolds, a woll-known writer
of tho Western Reserve, and editor of the
Akron Daily Beaton, was in the city last
Mrs. W. H. D..Totten, of Forty-third street
left for New York last week to visit her daugh
ter. Miss Edith, who Is attending school at
Mme Von Taube's.
Mrs. John Ryan and Miss Phcebe Sayles
have returned io their home in Buffalo, after
a pleasant visit to their cousin, Joseph Johns
ton, of the Southside.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Stephenson, Miss Ella Ste
phenson and Mr. and Mrs. Alex. McClure, of
Allegheny, are spending i, few days at Hygeia
Hotel, Old Point Comfort, Va.
Mr. Adolph Chaudon, of McKeesport, accom
panied by his wife and her mother, Mrs.
Hawkins, left last week for Newport News,
Va., where the party will rusticate for the
Messrs. B. F. Wilson, John O. Phillips, J. E.
TJmbstaetter, T. J. Woods and Oliver O. Phil
lips returned from Stanton, Tenn-, during the
week, where they were the guests of Mr. Chas.
Tucker, the celebrated dog breeder and trainer.
They enjoyed a week's quail shooting over such
famous dogs as Oliver Twist, Ruby's Girl, Dio
mede, Jacques, Fred W. and others equally
B. P. 0. ELKS.
Jamestown wants a Lodge of Elks, and also
Beaver Falls, Pa,
These has already been four boxes sold for
the eleventh annual.
We expect to see Brother Galvln here from
St. Louis at the benefit.
Brother Ed. Swabtwood left on Friday
evening for Hamilton, OnU
FlTTSBUKa Lodge has x finally put Its
"add" into the social session.
Brother Lew Moore, of New York Lodge
No. 1, visited the last communication, and will
be on hand this evening.
There will be a party of 15 here from Wheel
ing Ledge to attend the behelit.
BCFFAto Lodge NO. 23, Is now revived and
is one of the best lodges in the country.
You can connt on Lexibecon, Ky,, Lodge
No. 89, being in force at the Pittsburg reunion.
The Benefit Committee met on last Thurs
day evening, with Brother Wallace in the
Brothers Powers and Horner, both of
New Castle Lodge No. CO, were In the city last
Brother Stuart, of the Two Johns Com
pany, was In the city last week playing at the
Brother Jokes, who will be at the Acad
emy with his show next week, will be with us
THE Benefit Committee should report aV the
theater at 1220. Brother Swartwood will be In
the box office
Brother Charles D. Reltea, of Chicago
Lodge No. 4, was in the city last week. He was
entertained by members of No. U.
Brother Lejiox, of Pittsburg Lodge No.
11, visited Erie Lodge No. S7, last week, and
said it was one of the finest lodge rooms be
MEiiriEES of Pittsburg Lodge No. 11 should
remember that there are Only a few days left for
selling tickets. They Should try and boom it
while the time lasts.
Brothers Evans and Hdey, of the Parlor
Match company, and Brother Jones, of the SI
Perkins company, are expected to attend the
There are a great many members of No. 11
who have not yet got any tickets for the bene
fit. They should remember that the Benefit
Committee has all their names.
Brother Jcxfi, of Indianapolis Lodge No
15, in advance of Brother Gus Williams, visited
the last communication, and made some re
marks for the good Of the order. He said that
Indianapolis Lodge would be well represented
at the reunion,
SINCE the promulgation of the adoption of
the migratory amendment of the constitution.
Exalted Grand Ruler Leach has determined to
call the next annual meeting of the Grand
Lodge at Pittsburg in June during the time
fixed for the annual reunion.
Tins is a letter that Brother G.W.Lee,
Secretary of Pittsburg Lodge. No. 11, sent to
the social session; "It has been some years
since I had my 'phiz taken. My stock ran low.
and entirely out I am afraid that you will
spoil our collection when you put Pittsburg
No. ll's Secretary in; but you may take the
chances, as 1 have warned you."
The Chicago Herald of last Sunday con
tained the following: A communication from
Rev. Jlr.H. J. Perry (Episcopalian), one of
the highest Masons In the United States and
chaplain of a number of secret societies, vigor
ously replies to the priests in different parts of
the country who, during the past few weeks,
have denounced tho Benevolent Protective
Order of Elks. He declares that there is not
one iota of inculcated ill or evil laid down in
its written law or fundamental rules; that its
platform is charity, Jnstlce and brotherly love,
and that it follows the blessed apostolic In
junction to visit the fatherless and widows in
their afflictions, to bind up the broken-heartod,
to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, minister
to the friendless and dying, and bury the dead,
with a tablet of loving memory over the grave.
"Would to Go," concludes the eminent dl.
vine, "we had more true Catholicity and less
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New designs ot domestic ginghams; many
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New designs of Trench and American sat
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A Steinway piano, finished all around, of
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store of J. JL Hoffmann & Co., S37 Smith
General agents for the celebrated Sohmer
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The Pittsburg Beef'CompifnT, agents for
Swilt's Chicago dressed beef, told at whole
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150 carcasses of 'beef. Average weight
548 pounds, average price 6 51-100 cents per
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Uwoir TRkATltl4...,..,i........HInnle Palmer
HABRIR' TnxATllR... "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
Obasd Opeba Hotrss "A Parlor Match"
itAimv Williams' academy; ,.,M rrklns
CASINO MUSEUM..-. Curiosities, etc
The above are the theatrical attractions for
"Beyond the Grave" is the title of a drama
written by John Franklin Clark, of New York.
It has not been acted on any stage, and in this
world it Is not likely to be acted. Whether the
spirits of whom the drama principally treats
will take it in hand beyond tne grave Is doubt
ful alto, for it strikes me that Mr. Clark re
flects upon them in a manner decidedly libel
ous. 'Beyond the Grave" is simply rnbbish, but
as even an ash pilo may contain some articles
of value, it suggests a new field for melodra
matic authors in search of the sensational.
The greater part of the drama is laid in what
the author calls the "first snpermundano
sphere of earth," which is at least akin to com
monly accepted ideas of tho land of departed
souK In the Elysian fields Mr. Church Intro
duces us to the ghosts of Edgar Allan Poe,
Lenore, the angel bride of Poe Aaron Burr,
Torguato Tasso, Sappho (not Daudet's. by the
way) and several others entirely plebeian. It
must be recorded that Edgar Allan Poe in the
spirit land of "Beyond the Grave" seems to
have retained the habit of writing alliterative
jingles in the metre he preferred when on
earth, but his verses are witless and distress
ingly stupid. Aaron Burr, as a spirit, is pic
tured as a mild reformer with h mission. In
striking contrast to the nery unprincipled man
America knew on earth. He goes about spirit
land washing out spots in his brother ghosts'
clothes. His success with the robe of Poe Is
really phenomenal, for finally all the spots on
the poet's garment are washed away. ,
"Beyond the Grave" contains a low como
dlan, a ghost named Jacob Holmes, but hit
humor, like that of so many of our poets and
prose writers, consists entirely in talking in a
villainous dialect. The villain is a human
being not yet removed from the terrestrial
scene of bis crimes, and it is not easy to de
termine whether Blanche Lenox, in inhabitant
of this earth, or Poo's angel bride Lenore, Is
XLt. Clark's drama Is principally lb a sort of
extra-blank verse, except when Poe throws in
a parody of his "Raven" or "The Bells," or
where the earthly characters drop into down
right prose. But it is not on account of its
literary quality, or its ridiculous plot, that "Be
yond tho Grave" is worthy of tho attention of
the manufacturers of tank and other sensa
The idea of weaving in ghosts as principal
characters, and making spirit-rapping and
table-moving the vehicles for the unwinding of
the pIot,is at least a notelty.and as such may be
commended to the attention of dramatic car
penters and plumbers.
The latest diversion In farce comedy circles
is afforded by the dispute which has arisen be
tween Frank Daniels, the creator of Old Sport
in the "Rag Baby," and Charles H. Hoyt, the
author of that play and a dozen like it, Daniels
says Hoyt stole his ideas for "The Brass Mon
key" from a piece Owned by Daniels called
"Little Puck?' Hoyt has been sneering at
Daniels lately, and it will now be In order for
him to answer the actor's serious charge. Ideas
are generally so few and far between in . Mr.
Hoyt's plays that he cannot afford to have it
said that even those that he supplies are stolen
from Such carious condensations as "Little
The success of "Razile Dazzle," a song used
in "A Brass Monkey," has caused about dozen
writers to claim the authorship. The public
awaits a decision In this matter with the ut
"Fashions," a dramatic nothing by the author
of "Natural Gas," has come to a fitting end in
New York. Tho Sheriff stepped on lc It was
seen at the Bijou earlier in the season, and
caused a great deal of sadness in several small
This is clipped from the Dramatic Mirror:
''Stephen Leach, the well-known manager, has
completed arrangements by which he will star
a society lady of Pittsburg, who has already
'attracted much attention through -her wonder
ful histrionic powers, for the balance ot this
and next season. She will be supported by a
first class company."
This is terrible news. Pittsburg society has
been accused ot many high crimes and misde
meanors, but nobody has been able to say until
this day that she had produced that awful in
fliction, a society actress. It looks like an in
vention of the enemy.
There seems to he some ground for hope that
there will be an alliance entered Into by Joe
Jefferson and W. J. Florence, with the splendid
addition to the united forces of the great com
edians of Mrs. John Drew and John Gilbert.
A letter from one of the parties to this coali
tion confirms the report, but no agreement has
yet been signed.
A new novel by Mr. Gunter, author of "Mr.
Barnes, of New York," will be issued in April.
It is entitled "The Frenchman." As we shall
probably be asked at a later date to observe
"The Frenchman" in dramatic form, it is not
impertinent to beseech Mr. Guntertoget Some
one who can write English to revise his proof
That genial old moralist, Dton Boucicauit, in
a speech on "The Influence of the Newspaper
Press on Art," said that the critics were igno
rant, mendacious and subject to counting-room
pi essure, and that they perverted and degraded
the public taste for good plays and worthy
performances. He suggested no remedy for
this dire condition of affairs.
Of course he suggested no remedv. There is
no such condition of afiairs As Boucicauit as
serts, and no remedy is needed. But Mr, Bou
cicauit needs a little liver pill. That's all.
That mostdeservlngcharity, the Anti-Cruelty
Society, will, it Is to be hoped, receive a sub
stantial benefit from a performance to be given
shortly At the Grand Opera House Yesterday
arrangements were completed for the benefit
bv Mr. Frank Connelly, who is managing the
affair. Murphy, the Irish character actor, will
give a full performance and several novelties
will be produced by local talent The perform
ance will take place at the Grand Opera House
on Wednesday afternoon, March &.
The Elks' benefit at the Bijou,-on Friday
afternoon next, ought to attract an immense
audience, as it doubtless will. A list of the
consolidated attractions Is given elsewhere.
This Week's Attractions.,
MINNIE Palmer, the same dainty, win
some, bright and merry comedienne as of
yore, returns to Pittsburg on Monday evening,
and will occupy, with her company, the stage
of the Bijou Theater for the entire week. Binco
her last appearance here, the lovable little
artiste has made a most brilliant and success
ful tour of Great Britain and Ireland, where
once again she has conquered every audience
before which she has appeared. It is not too
much to say that no American comedienne
has yet attained a social and artistic success
across the water comparative to that achieved
by Minnie Palmer. London and all the largest
provincial cities of England, Scotland and
Ireland seemed to vie one with the other in
paying her every social and loving attention,
and by public patronage made ber professional
course a triumphant one The highest in the
land did her personal honor, and she was al
ways at her little leisure timethoguest of some
personage of distinction and title She returns
the same modest, unaffected little lady, despite
a 1 the most flattering atmosphere which sur
rounded ber during ber six months' stay
abroad. In the five cities in which she has thus
far appeared since her return Chicago, De
troit,Cincinnati,St Louis and Toronto shobas
met with even a greater cordiality of greeting.
She will be accompanied by a company ot en
tire competency to fulfill Its assignments, many
of the cast being well-known London actors
and actresses, brought by her manager to this
country after tnelr tour with Minnie through
Great Britain. Minnie will appear in the dual
role of bov and girl, in "My Brother's Sister,"
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and- Thursday
evenings, and as ftna' (ber original creation)
in "My Sweetheart" the remainder of the
Week, Including the only matinee, Saturday.
An abundance of new songs, especially written
for ber or brought from abroad. Several new
and witching danoes and some superb new cos
tumes, revelations of beauty, made by Worth,
will be some of the adjuncts of the perform
ances. Pittsburg is sure to be in the line of the
large cities, which give dainty Minnie Palmers,
home-like, cordial and sincere welcome.
Tbkbe is good reason for belletlng that Dcre
Davidson's version of "Dr. Jekyll find Mr.
Hyde," to be seen at Hatris' Theater this week,
will prove to be a notable dramatic contribu
tion. No less an authority than the New York
Sun recently said: "Core Davidson, it might
as well bo said at the start, made a memorabla
triumph before the night was oVer. From tho
h&nds of, his audience came an indorsement
that any Star might be proud of under like
circumstances. He had taken a weird and
horrible fascinating tale, preserved the essence
of Its outlandishness, treated ft with full ap-
Sreciatlonof all the stage Unities, and intro
need into the narrative a love sketch that was
at Once interesting, tender and patnetle Mr.
Davidson's new version of Stevenson's story is
announced as his own work. It is distinctly
better than that played by Mansfield. Its story
is more lucidly told; its climaxes are consid
erably mora powerful; the element of sus
pense is successfully preserved to the flnaln.
Davidson's comprehension of Stevenson's
thought has been complete He has clearly
Indicated that In Jehuirs interpolated love
scene with Winifred, the schoolmaster's
daughter. In all men there are two natures
the base ever striving with the good; the good
occasionally the Weaker. In the jugglery of his
dramatization Mr. Davidson haB been equally
Successful. He Is no novice in the artifices at
the darkened stage, the lime light and the
make-up box. He has moat cunningly contrived
the transitions of Jekyll to Hyde, and vice
versa, and yet he has in no measure cheapened
or burlesqued his excellent art by theatric
The event ot the theatrical season Is always
the benefit held by the Benevolent Protective
Order of Elks. The benefit of the Pittsburg
Lodge, to be held at the Bijou next Friday
afternoon, will be no exception to the rule, hut
will exceed all previous occasions of the kind.
The opening address will be made by W. C.
Krtkine, Esq., and all the attractions in the
city will take part In the performance. Among
th companies participant: will bo Minnie
Palmer's, playing nt the Bijou; Evans and
Hoey, from the Opera House; 'The Cold Dav"
Company, which wll stop over; "Dr. Jekyll
and Sir. Hyde" from Harris' Theater; the com
pany fiom Harry Williams' Academy, and the
curiosities from the Casino Museum. The
Great Western Band will also be present.
"Si Perkins" will be the attraction at the
Academy of Music this week. It will be given
by Frank Jones and his comedy company. The
famous Pughtown Farmers' Band will be a
feature of each performance, and the "Dance
of the Deacons," the realism of tho threshing
machine, the Gipsy camp, etc., invest the play
with an interest that cannot flag throughout
By far the best and unquestionably the most
successful of Charles H. Hoyt'a farce comedies
U "A Parlor Match," which will be presented
at the Grand Opera House this week. Evans
ami Hoey, upon whom the largest part ot the
task of pleasine the audiences devolves, give a
very amusing performance, and the remaining
members of the company are said to be good.
"The Cold Day'' company playing near
town on Friday goes out of its way to play at
the Elks' benefit.
At the Casino Museum this week there is an
entire ehange of bill and many novelties are
Echoes of tha Singe.
The report that Robert Ingersoll had been
blackballed at the Players' Club in New York
Joseph Jefferson went to his island home,
near New Iberia, La., last week, to remain
about three months.
The eldest son and one of the daughters of
the late Madame Dolaro are playing with Mrs,
Langtry, who has taken them under her
R. E. Graham has been engaged by Mana
ger Willard Spenser to play General Knicker
bocker la "The Little Tycoon." Mr. Graham
created that character.
Dunlop's Stage News, a clever theatrical
advertising sheet published in New York, pub
lishes a very fair portrait of the great and only
Willie Winter this week.
"The Still Alabu.'' by the only Joseph
Arthur, will reach the Bijou Theater next
week. It is still playing to great business
everywhere, and is none the worse for its voy
age to England and back.
Helen DAlTVBAT,who arrived from Europe
on Tuesday, will play a spring season in "One
of Our Girls" and "A Scrap of Paper," be
ginning at the end of February. She says that
she has brought no new plays with her.
Marion Elisors is reported as having made
the hit of her lifC as Chuckey.a London news
boy, in "The Stowaway," the new English melo
drama that is now touring the country, and
which is announced for an early date in this
It is rumored that the negotiations which
bave been pending between an American man
ager and Marie Van Zandt, the American
prima donna, who made a pronounced success
abroad, will result in Miss van Zandt's appear
ance in this country next season.
THE President-elect with his family, the new
Governor of Indiana and his family, and the
Mayor of Indlanaoolls and his family, visited
the Indianapolis Opera House on last Friday to
see Minnie Palmer, thus giving Mr P. the
hobor of appearing before the diEnitaries the
first of any aotreis since the election.
"Kid" McCor, one ot the two reformed bur
glars who craoks a safe nightly in "The Stow
away," has serious intentions of becoming a re
vivallBt. He is a graduate, it is said, of the
University of Pennsylvania, and is a fluent and
fraceful speaker. His old associate, Frank
ames, has become a clerk in a clothing house
At this rate penal institutions will soon be
things of the past.
Sol Smith RtrssEIX must have! been born
under a happy conjunction of the planets. Ac
cording to a Western paper his little son Bob,
while digging in the back yard of the family
residence at Minneapolis recently, developed a
vein of coal. Mrs. Russell said nothing, her
husband being away from home at the time,
until she had, through an attorney, secured an
option on all the real estate in the vicinity.
An important novelty at the approaching
Paris Exhibition will be "Le RossignoL" a
farcial comedy in three acts by M. Eugene
Gugenheim, which will be played in English
and in French at the same theater. The play
will be given twice a day matinee and even
ing, daring June, July and August. French
and English versions will alternate. The
American right will not be sold until after the
first week of the run.
The well-known theatrical architects, Mc
Elfatrick & Sons, are in Washington looking
after P. Hams' new theater, now being built
in that city. They will go to Louisville shortly
to arrange for the opening of Mr. Harris' thea
ter In that city on tho ground floor. Sam Fried
lander, agent for Mr. Harris, in speaking of
the latter improvement, states that when the
necessary changes are made. Mr. Harris will
have three of the largest, handsomest and
most successful first-class theaters in the coun
try. Emma Abbott played in Memphis, Tenn.,
last week. On Sunday Montegriffo, tenor of
her company, sang in a local church,-the min
ister of which thanked him publicly for his
services. A newspaper contrasted the clergy
man's Conduct with theilliberality of Chandler,
of Nashville, whose bitter denunciation of the
stage caused Miss Abbott to reply from her
pew some time ago. This worked the dominies
that sympathized with Chandler up to a high
pitch of excitement, They held a meeting, de
nounced Miss Abbott and declared war. The
result was a very large week's business.
ILjG. FisitE writes in his paper: Five days
befdmhCrdeathlmet Madame Dolaro at the
tabl f a friend. It Was there that she told me
the Story ot her recent struggles, the curious
history of the MS. of her novel, and the other
matters narrated in last week's Dramatic Mir
ror. The extraordinary courage and cheerful
ness of this brave woman impressed me deeply,
while tho shrunken form and white, pinched
face, with its great, blazing eyes, denutcd the
extent of her sufferings and pitifully predicted
that the end was not far distant. But I had no
idea it would come within the week. Her last
words, as I helped her on with her coat, still
echo In my ears: "I may not live a week, I may
liro a month; but life is dear to me now as it is
to you." 'Poor Dolly!
J. KyEMMET is a rich man, and despite the
fact that ho may occasionally play a one-night
stand he knows how to enjoy lite, and is a
staunch adherent ot the belief that while we
live we should live en regie. Ho carries with
him an iron-clad, contraot, to be signed by the
proprietors of the hotels at which he stops,
stipulating that the finest suit of rooms and the
most comfortable arrangements possible shall
be made for himself, his wife, and his dog,
Fllnliinmon," the $5,000 St. Bernard. Pro
Vision is made that "PHnlimmon" shall hare
efficient care and attention, and Mr. Emmet s
motto is printed on the contract, so that the
proprietor shall be sure to see it. This is the
legend: "The best of everything is not too
good." The question ot terms for these sump
tiioiis accommodations neier enters into tho
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'lags and banners a specialty, at low rates.
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Baboains in portieres, all chenille and
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to 913 50 per pair; $10 to $20 were the former
prices. Hcous & Hackjc.
This is the season for Grand Army recep
tions and social gatherings
These receptions are made necessary io
replenish treasuries which have been
drained in burying deceased veterans, and
caring for the widows and orphans of the
men who protected the country and who
died poor because they sacrificed their op
portunities of business prosperity by going
to war. These gatherings are being held on
every side, and to the credit of a patriotic
public they are all well patronized. Be
sides the worthy object in view, these oc
casions possess intrinsic merit. Next Fri
day evening the members of Colonel W. B.
Moody Circle No. 52, Ladies of the G. A.
R., will give a mnsic and song entertain
ment at Library-Hall, Grand view avenue,
Mount Washington, fthich will be the
event of the season on the Mount. The fol
lowing programme will be carried out:
,Jly the President. Mrs. Mary O.irzo
Piano divertissement Miss Mamie Sawyer
Vocal solo... ..Miss Era Snwhlll
Song , ,..Setb Collins t
Instrumental- .Von d'Amor I
Mandolin. Miss Sadie Galnher; Klnio gnltar. Mis I
maagie uatnner: unuar. w imam jiane;
Cello, Albert illelil.
Members or Central Tnrnverem
Song. "The Low Thatched r.ooP'. ...... ...
Mrs. Jennie Ilyser
Violin solo .Miss Mamie Sawyer
Kecltstlon .Miss Lillian Uarknardt
Fantasia Mrl6dy or bugle calls, played on a
trumpet of General Caster's Kezlment, picked op
on tl.e field of the massacre by the performer,
Charles William Miller, followed by operatic se
lections on the B flat cornet.
Select reading: Miss Carrie Long
Duct Mis? Joslel'rltch, btanleyL. Neely
HsnoT costume song and dance
David and lk-ssle Christy, pupils of Prof.
Christy's Dancing Academy.
Instrumental, Schottish Airs"
.M lis Sadie Cialnher and Accompanists
Chas. V. Lewis, of the Votksbtatt
Parallel bar exercises
Members of the Central Turnvereln
Vocal solo Little Annie Galnher
Heading Miss Mamie Sawyer
Finale "Home Sweet Home"
Doors open at 7 p.m. ; nerformanceat7:30, sharp.
SOO Silver Souvenir Badges.
Adjutant H. II. Davis, of Strong Vincent
Post, No. 67, of Erie, writes as follows; "Say to
the Pittsburg and Allegheny boys that we will
give them a royal welcome when they come
here in February to attend the Department
Encampment. e have secured your little
Comrade Phil,' Miss Lillian Burkbart. the
elocutionist for the campfire. Post 67 will
present to tho delegates 00 silver souvenir
badges. The Erie Board of Trade has given
the Pennsylvania Northwestern Association,
G. A. It., their beautiful rooms for headquarters
during the encampment."
Lieutenant James F. WIttlch, also of Post
C7, and one of tho large hearted Grand Army
men of the department also writes, that the en
tertainment of the visiting comrades will be on
a grand and open scale. Captain J. C. Hilton,
of the same post, says: "Be sure and come up,
we are making arrangements for a big time."
Liberality of Lawrencevillp.
The people of Lavrencevtlle have always had
a warm appreciation of the old soldiers who
reside in that section, and for several weeks
the youth and beauty, as well as the business
community, have been anticipating the grand
opening of the fair to-morrow night, under the
auspices of Post 41, at the new building
specially erected for the purpose, on Fortieth
street, below Butler. There will be choice
music each evening, and a dancing pavilion has
been erected. The ladies or Circle No. 21,
Ladies of the G. A. R-, have taken an active
part in the enterprise and will spare no pains
to make every visitor nanny. New features
will bo introduced dally. Tho object ot the un
dertaking is to raise money for the relief fund
of the Post which has in the past year had
large demands upon It to relieve worthy cases
heeding prompt relief.
After Twent y-Seven Year.
One of the bravest soldiers during the late
War ot tha Rebellion was Comrade John
Moffitt, now residing at 2243 Mary street, South
side, Pittsburg. He served during the war in
the Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers.
At the battle of Fair Oaks, young Moffitt re
ceived a very painful wound by a buckshot en
tering his head near the left eye. Two weeks
ago he was attacked with a severe pain in the
head, which culminated in a healing, the pain
of which was most excruciating. When It
broke on-Thursday evening last the buckshot
was discharged from his left ear after being
located In his head for 27 years. Comrade
Moffitt feels as if he had a new lease on life,
and most heartily appreciates the many con
gratulations be receives daily.
The I1I11 District Echoen.
Colonel James H. Childs Post 230, G. A. R
will hold its grand annual reception at Penn
Incline Resort of Friday night, February 8.
The Committee on Arrangements are exerting
their utmost endeavors to make this entertain
ment a success, and they will spare no pafns in
making it a pleasant ami agreeable assemblage
of "old soldiers of the Republic" Fast Com
mander Harvey has enlisted the whole
weight of his energies In the project
of a grand old-fashioned "bean-bake"
true to the sentiments of the
genuine old soldiers, who bave long since found
out '"That through life they should stick to
their beans." Other refreshments will be
served Suitable to more delicate tastes. Sol
diers and friends of soldiers should help to re
plenish the relief fund. This reception and oc
casion will be a memorable one for the hill dis
trict. Grand Army Whlspcrlnci.
COMMASDER-IK-CHIEP Wabsek and Gov
ernor Beaver will be present at the Department
Post 83, of Allegheny, will visit Post Ho. 1SL
Southside, In a body, at the regular meeting
of 151 this week,
CHATTANOOGA CibolE, Nevada City, Cab,
has bought a burial plot for the use of the G.
A R, post in that city.
Dr. AV. W. Cole, of Abe Patterson Post No.
S3, of Allegheny, is a prominent candidate for
pension examiner in Allegheny City.
CokRAns William T. Poweix, of Post 15L
Southside, who has been sick for sometime, is
again able to be out and attend to business.
A CHAP1AIX in the army ranked as Cap
tain, and the widows of Chaplalns.lf entitled to
a pension, would receive $20 per month each.
J. It. CtTLVER, of Mllford, Neb., Is a candi
date for Department Commander of that State.
He is a good working member of the Grand
PaST AWTJTAXT, Dr. D. B. Blackburn, of
Post 41. is one of the best Grand Army workers
in the city. If he goes to Erie his Influence will
PKEPABATIOS8 are progressing very rapidly
for the Twenty-third National Encampment to
be held at Milwaukee, Wis., the last week in
Post No. 80 of Johnstown, as-well as the ap
pointee, has been honored by the appointment
of William B. Keller as Assistant National In
spector General of the Pennsylvania Depart
ment. Post 41, of Lawrencevllle, has instructed its
delegates to the Department encampment, at
Erie, to support Assistant Adjutant General
Thomas J. Stewart for Department Com
mander. Past Commander j. sihton Hats, of
Post 3, recited "Emmet's Vindication" last
night at the Cathedral fair. The reception
and encore he received was worthy ot a Booth
ALL members ot the Forty-first Ohio Regi
ment who have not received a roster of the
regiment can be supplied by sending 10 conts
to Comrade W. R. Smellle, Secretary, No. 223
Bpring street, Cleveland, O.
Preparations are being made for an addi
tion to the Soldiers' Home at Chelsea, Mass.,
to accommodate 100 more men, making the
total number 230, The building will begin as
goon as the weather will permit.
The Twenty-second. Annual Encampment ot
the Department of Connecticut will assemble
at the rink, In West Wlnsted, on Friday, Feb
ruary 15. at I o'clock P. M. Department officers
and staff will appear with side arms.
Colonel L. y, Little ha beta re-elected
President of the Board of Directors of -tho
Toledo, O.. Soldiers' Memorial Association.
The workof securing books and war relics
will go oui Contributions sollclted.
Combabe R. T. McCobd, formerly a member
of Posts; of this city, now Of East Liverpool.
O.. and a member of General Lyon Post No. 41.
was in the city last week. Mack has a Trost ot
friends who gave him a cordial welcome.
Post 41, R. B. Elliott, Commander, starts out
prosperously f or the current year. The meet
ings are vell attended and animated. One
recruit has already been mustered, and three
applications additional bave been received.
The Department Encampment of New York
will be held at BInghamton, beginning at 10
A. M., Wednesday. February 2a Captain Har
rison Clark, of Norwich, is aprominent candi
date for the position of Department Com
mander. Comrade A. M. Cabline, of Post 181, Brad
dock. Pa., ia announced as a, candidate for
representative to the Milwaukee encampment.
Comrade Carline is a representative business
man, just such a man as should be sent to tha
Colonel Hugh Morrison, of Post 88,
Allegheny, is a candidate for Representative
to the National Encampment. He ou"bt to bo
elected. The affairs of the Grand Army In the
bands of such a man as Colonel Morrison will
always be ably and fully protected.
The firing on Fort Sumter is considered the
first shot of thelate war. The garrison was at the
time under command of Major Anderson, and
consisted of 7 officers, 2 non-commissioned
staff. 17 non-commissioned officers and 73 en
listed men, of whom 8 were musicians.
IN general orders No. 5,froin National Head
quarters, Commander-in-Chief Warner an
nounces the appointment of the following alds-de-camp
from the Pennsylvania Department:
W. W. Brown, Bradford; George a Shattock,
Meadville; Jacob Wagner, Watsontown: James
B. Denswortb, Williamsport; G. R. Baldwin
and William Simmons, Philadelphia.
A Martha Washington Tea Party and
Social will be given by the Ladles' Aid Society
No. 1, Davis Camp. Sons of Veterans, on Fri
day evening, February "A at Hamilton Muslo
Hall. Tea from 6 to 10 p.m. The committee
on invitations include tbe following ladies:
Mrs. D. P. Davis, Mrs. W. L. Fouffc. Mrs.
George D. Gormly, Mrs. Gilbert D. Hays and
Mrs. J. H. Seifertb, Sr.
The committee having in charge the trans
portation of the delegates to the Erie encamp
ment deserve special mention for their good
judgment and the care and attention they are
giving to the matter. These names are Cap
tain Thomas W. Baker, of Post 3; Colonel
Thomas G. Sample, of Post 128, and John 3.
NicbOl. ot Post 162. Full Information can be
obtained of either of them.
Miss Nellie Stowe Pentecost, daughter
of Major A. J. Pentecost, of Post 88, Allegheny,
made quite a "hit" Monday evening last in her
recital of "The Drummer Boy in Blue" at tho
concert for tbe benefit of the children of the
Home of tbe Friendless. Shelsapupil of Miss
Rosalind Forster, teacher of elocution in tbo
Allegheny High School. Miss Forster Is the
"adopted daughter" of Abe Patterson Post
No. &8, of Allegheny City.
The installation of officers of A. M. Harper
Circle No. 4, ladles of the G. A. R.. of Brad
dock,, took place on Thursday evening. Tbo
officers Installed were: President, Mrs. E. B.
Soles; Senior Vice President, Mrs. A. Soles;
Junior Vice President, Mrs. Gibson; Secretary.
Mrs. List; Treasurer. Mrs. E. Douglass; Chap
lain. Mrs. Edmonds: Conductress, Mrs. M. J.
Bennett: Guard, Mrs. M. A. Powell. Mrs.
Lobingler was installing officer.
THE fair of Post 128 at the Coliseum buildinr,
Allegheny, has proven a phenomenal success.
The proceeds will be added to its charity land.
This post deserves all the success and encour
agement it Is receiving, for it never quibbles
over a comrade or a soldier's family needing
relief. The fact alone is sufficient for it to act.
Under the commandership of Colonel Thomis
G. Sample this post will doubtless make a rec
ord the current year second to none in tha
Comkandeb-in-Chief G. B. Abbott, of
the Sons of Veterans, has issued an order that
all brothers shall drape their badges In moan
ing for a period ot CO days in the Division of
Pennsylvania, and that the altar, charter, fur
niture, side-arms, gavel, flags and banners of
camps shall be draped in mourning for a liko
period as a mark of respect to Past Commander-in-Chief
H. W. Arnold, recently de
ceased. Speer Orr Camp No. 14, of Johnstown,
Pa., of which deceased was a member, shall ret
main in mourning for 90 day3.
Beside the almost unanimous indorsement
of the comrades and posts of Allegheny county,
the posts throughout the western part of tbe
State are joining in the indorsement of Com
rade H. H. Bengougb. for pension agent in this
city when a change ocenrs in that position.
These tactsare very complimentary to Comrade'
Bengougb, and he sincerely merits such appre
ciation for his earnest and untiring labors in.
behalf of the interest of his comrades at large.
Beside he possesses every requisite to fill the
position to the satisfaction ot the Government
and old soldiers, and the widows and orphans'
Sixteenth Wnrd Nomination.
At a suggestive meeting of the Sixteenth
ward Republicans held last night the fol
lowing persons were nominated for Office:
Select Council, Robert R. Warren; school
directors, three to elect, Andrew Hill. Charles
Stewart, Henry M. Myers. George W. Diren
and A. Mihlsteln, Julius Scoffler and W. A.
Barr; ward assessors, Andrew Wilson: consta
ble. Samuel G. Bowden, Thomas Anderson and
Political Blood Purifier.
A RELIABLE SARSAPARILLA-WHAT
TH E HON. DANIEL E. DOWLING. PRES
IDENT OF NEW YORK BOARD OF AL
DERMEN, 1888, SAYS.
Good health can only be obtained through
pure blood; pure blood through healthy liver
and kidneys. We all take some kind of Sarsa
'parilla, and so far there Is none to equal tho
famous Recamler Sarsaparllla, made by Har
riet Hubbard Ayer. The Hon. Daniel E. Cow
ling, President of the Board of Aldermen. New
York, gives his opinion of it in the following
New York. January 7, 1S89.
Mrs. Harriet Hubbard Ayer,
Haring tried your Recamler Sarsaparllla as
a remedy for an annoying disorder of the liver
with eminently satisfactory and immediate re
sults, I take great pleasure In recommending it
as a perfect family medicine. I also found it to
be a wonderful tonic and appetizer. Every
household should keep a bottle of it on hand.
I have not felt so well in years as I do now,
after taking only one bottle of it.
Yours veTy respectfully,
DANIEL E. DOWLING,
President Board of Aldermen, 1SSS.
If yonr druggist does not bave Recamler
Sarsaparllla refuse all other kinds and seed,
one dollar to Mrs. Harriet Hubbard Ayer, 63
Park place.New York, and a bottle will be sent
you free or express charges. Unlike other
Barsaparillas, itwillnot force out an eruption i
on tbe skin, it will not deplete the blood, bat
enriches It while it purifies it,
Owing to the extreme milJnes3of these.'
son I am obliged to sell, at HALF PRICE, all
these elegant Coats and Wraps, which are In
the way of spring goods. Before we take in
ventory it will pay you to get a choice in this
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00 ALLEGHENY, PA. 30
CHAPPED HANDS, LIM
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soft, smooth and velvety, and
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N. R-HONEY DEW
makes face powder adhere to
the skin and tenders IS In
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Price iS cents.
Refute all substitutes.