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THE PITTSBUHG- DISPATCH, SUNDAT; EEBRITAET 17, 1889.
Mrs. M. E. TV. Sherwood answers the fol
lowing questions on etiquette for The Dis
.tatch this week:
E. K. Earnest asks: "Will you explain
the etiqnette of engagement rings and on
what finger should the ring be worn? Is it
proper for a young lady to wear one when
not engaged? When was the custom estab
lished? The custom of wearing wedding and en
gagement rings is lost in a remote antiquity.
Of course no one would wear either but as a
signet of betrothal or marriage. A handsome
diamond Is the usual gift of a lover to his "fair
ladye" when she consents to be his. She wears
it on the third linger of her right hand, nor re-
moTes it until he puts the plain gold wedding
ring on. Then the engagement ring takes the
place of a guard.
Barbara Warren asks (1) "if it is proper
to take leave ot the host .at an erening party?"
It is not necessary.
(2). "Please tell mo how to cat an egg prop
erly from an egg cup?-'
Put the egg in the small end and delicately
break to top of tho shell. There are many
people, however, who prefer to have the egc
broken into the large end. and to salt and
Depper then hole mass. Kither way is proper
(3). It is not well to cat the garnishing of a
(4). A gentleman always precedes a lady go
ing up and dou n stairs.
(5). "Is It permissible in a small Western
town for a gentleman meetings lady on the
street to invite her to a ball?"
Yes, if the acquaintance was intimate cnongb,
and manner and customs rural, wo should say
(6). "When a hostess pours coffee for guests
should she put in the cream and sugar or allow
the gutss to do so?'
She should ask each gnest if she shall do so
if she is sitting at the head of the table.
CARDS ASD TITLES.
"Sheridan Avenue" asks: "Is it proper to ad
dress a letter or card to a lady by her husband's
name if he is dead?"
Yes, if she uses his name.
"Is it proper to leave cards when the lady is
Yes, if she is engaged and cannot see you.
"Should a minister be called 'doctor or plain
If he is a doctor of divinity give him his
title; if not, call him plain "Mr."
"G. V. B." asks: "IT on going to see a friend
I should be introduced to a young lady calling
there, and we exchange invitations to visit,
which should call lirst alter the meeting?"
There can be no law on this point; cither
should call as soon as possible.
Old Subscriber" asks: "In regard to invita
tions to balls and weddings, if there is a vounc
man or young woman in the family, is it req
uisite to send cither a special invitation, or
will one to the patents ho sufficient?"
It is more complimentary tu send an especial
one to the yonng man or maiden.
"Ignorance" asks "how to serve a nice din
ner?" This is a long question and requires a long
experience. Mie had better buy some good
ork on the subject.
"Cayton" asks. "Is it proper to take bread
from the bread plate with the fingers or with a
Always with the lingers.
(2). "In making a party call should the lady
leave ber husband's card?"
(3). "Within what time should a party call be
In London it is alwavs made the next day; in
New York wuhln a week.
WHAT rtXZZLES MEJT.
"Jack" asks: "When a gentleman makes a
formal call should ho wear his overcoat into
the parlor, keeping his hat in his hand, or
should he leave them in the hall?"
A gentleman leaves bis heavy overcoat In tne
hall, but be carries l.is bat in his band.
"Inquirer" asks: "At a small bnt lormal din
ner party should a gnest ask leave of each of
the guests separately or only of the host and
hostess, with a general bow to the rest of the
Etiquette is satisfied if the departing gnest
takes leave onlj of his host and hostess.
"Constant Reader" asks: "If a bridegroom
is 60 years old, hat colored gloves does h e wear
at his wedding?"
Wo shoald say lavender; his years do not
make a more gloomy color necessary on so
auspicious an occasion.
"Upon going into the dining room, who ac
companies the bride?"'
The groom. .
ls there such a thing as a groom's cake, and
who cuts it? What place does the groom oc
cupy at the table?'"
At a wedding breakfast the groom sits next
the bride, and there is no such thing as a
"Hiss Propriety" writes: "I live in a univer
sity town, and it seems to me that the rules of
propriety are somewhat relaxed ar to the stu
dents and their young girl friends. If a young
girl receives an invitation to go to a football or
baseball game, should she have a chaperon, or
can three or four go together? After the came
is over would it be proper for them to go to tne
rooms of their student friends without an older
It is proper enough f or voung girls to go to
see a game of ball in a party, especially if in
vited by their brothers, hut it would be much
better if they were accompanied by a chaperon
if they are invited to a breakfast at the rooms
of the students.
"Delia" asks: "Is it proper to address young
ladies as the Misses Beach, if they are aunt and
No: one should address the older lady as
Miss Beach, the niece as Miss Anna Beach.
HE IS E1IBABIJASSED.
"C. A. H." asks the following embarrassing
question: i. nave oeen corresponding with a
young lady. Over a week ago I wrote to her.
but failed to mail the letter. This evening I
received a note from her, inquiring: 'What is a
gentleman's duty upon receiving a letter from
a lady?1 and she inclosed her card. What did
Probably a delicate little scolding for your
"Catherine Leyburn" asks: "What is a proper
thing to do upon receiving an invitation to a
wedding which you are unable to attend?"
Send your card on the wedding day.
"Young Naval Officer" asks: "Am I expected
to wear my uniform at private parties? It is
very stiff and uncomfortable."
Is o; an army or naval officer must wear bis
uniform on state occasions or a visit to bis
chief, to weddings, and to fancy balls, but he is
allowed the freedom of plain clothes on all
other occasions. It might be whispered in his
ear that be looks much better in uniform than
he does In plain clothes, however.
It is a great drawback to the brilliancy of
American streets and American parties that
all the men are in solemn black. The beauty
and popularity of fancv balls is therefore
keenly appreciated by all lovers of color and
costume. In Europe, where at every ball, even
in sober England, are seen men in uniform, in
costume and with orders and ribbons, the ef
fect is very much handsomer. Every street in
a foreign city is enameled with costumes. The
Turks, the Persians, the Tunisians walk about
Paris and London in their gay dress: the bril
liant scarlet of the guards and common sol
diers lights up the city of the Thames, and in
Rome the soldiers, ecclesiastics and occasional
visitors from foreign climes make the narrow
Corso or the bridge of St. Angelo brilliant;
while our streets are innocent of any such em
bellishment. In Spain the drivers of carts and
of donkeys are handsome in their gay rags,
while the passing matado is superb. Nowhere
but in America are all men somber; so we ad
vise the young naval officer to wear his uniform
whenever he can.
SHE WOEE A COltONET.
"Matilda" writes: "I have lately returned
from Europe, and I wore a bead dress of gold
bonght in Rome at a party in London. I heard
afterward that I was severely criticised as hav
ing worn a coronet. Now, navel right to wear
a coronet it 1 please?"
No, women going abroad should be very care
ful not to assume the insignia ot rank. The
fondness which some Americans hare shown
for the titles and elided equipage of rank has
cansed tbem to be laughed at at borne and
abroad, and they tell ot one ecstatic young lady
who said that 6he loved to breathe an air which
was thick with archdukes and princes. These
women are the toadstools, even worse than
mushrooms, of our best society. Tbey are ex
ceptions, and not the rule.
Maria McLean asks for some advice about
dinner giving and accepting.
Dinner invitations should only be accepted
f romjthosewhose acquaintance you wish to keep
Some vulgar and ill-bred persons have been
known to accept a dinner invitation and to cut
and ignore the kind entertainers ever after
ward. This is the height of vulgarity. Be
careful to be punctual at the dinner hour, it
enter qnietly without formality, and if your
hostess docs not introduce you, enter into con
versation with the person next you. In En
gland no one is introduced, but everybody
Fifteen minutes is all the time allowed a
tardy guest. More than that should not be al
iened the most distinguished person.
Tho host can give his right arm or his left, as
he pleases, to the lady whom he escorts, it is
generally the right arm, but the other guests
should notice and follow bis example. The host
and hostess can sit at either end or the tablo
or in th9 middle, as they please, or mix them
selves up. A round table, now so much tho
fashion, is used to obliterate any necessity of a
head and foot," bnt the principal lady guest
mnst sit at the right hand of the host.
The lady of the house bas meantime to place
the gentleman she desires ta honor on her left
hand; but she should explain why she does so.
Mrs. Harry J. McComb, of Reiter street, East
End, gave a Innchcon on Wednesday. Covers
were laid for twelve.
The No Veto Social hold their second annual
reception at Teutonia Hall, Allegheny, on
Thursday, February 2S.
A grand ball will be given on Washington's
Birthday, Friday evening, by tho Elsada So
cial at Penn Incline Hall.
The Imperial's Club's reception at their ball,
corner Seventh avenue and Giant street, on
Valentine's Day, was quite a success.
Tho Schubert Club will give ar concert at the
Homeopathic Hospital on Monday, February
18, the proceeds to go to the piano fund.
Little Anna Marie Diamond, if Ellsworth
avenue, gave a birthday party on Tuesday from
8 to 6 p. it to a number of her young friends.
There was quite a pleasant surprise tendered
Miss Katie Grimm, of the Sonthside, at her
residence, Thursday evening, by a number of
A new literary and musical society has been
formed under tho management of Miss Stella
Burkhardt which promises to bo a great suc
cess. It is called the F. A. Social.
The U. B. F. Club gave a pleasant masquer
ade party at the West End rink on last Mon
day evening. The Leader band furnished the
music Colonel Quins was prompter.
The A la Mode will give their first reception
at Prof. Brook's Academy, Tuesday, February
19. The members are: George J. Reis, W. M.
Stuart, J. a O'Brien, Harry Gripp, Charles E.
Foster, George C. Gothigan.
A few of the friends of Miss Monie Ash
baugh, of Hazelwood, were entertained by her
on Friday evening last. Among those present
were: Misses Nell Becker, of Alleghenv; Miss
Garland Sylvus, Mr. and Sirs. Charles Hunter,
Will McGuffin, Charlie McGuffin and Thomas
The third of the Y. M. H. A. lecture series
will take place at the Eighth Street Temple on
Wednesday evening next. The subject chosen
by the lecturer, the Rev. Dr. Phillipson. of
Cincinnati, is "Modern Doubt and Past Be
lief," and it promises to be very interesting.
Tickets will be on sale at the door.
.The Misses Laura and Nannie Laubie, of
Hazelwood, entertained a number of their
friends Thursday evening; Among those pres
ent were: Miss Annie Flower, Miss Emma
Bingler, Miss Randall, of Philadelphia; Dr.
and Mrs. Hawortn, Miss Jenkins, Mr. Taylor,
Mr. Wolfe, Mr. R. Jenkins and others. "
Prof. J. M. Kennedy and pupils gave their
first cotillon Friday evening at Leighton's
Hall, Braddock. There were 230 couples pres
ent, and all enjoyed themselves hugely. The
people lrom McKeesport, East Liberty and
surrounding towns turned out en masse, and
all join in pronouncing it a grand success.
The Oakland Progressive Euchre Club met
at the home of Miss Mame Hardie on Monday
evening. Four tables were occupied by the
players. The head priies were won by Miss
Bertha Evans and Mr. Ed Rinehart. A fine
luncn was served, after which vocal and in
strumental music was indulged in until a late
A birthday surprise party was held at Mrs.
Mildred Hindman's, 27 Isabella street, Alle
gheny, in honor of her daughter Minnie. The
following were present: Mr. and Mrs. B. Kim
ble, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Anderson, Mrs. K. In
graham, Misses Dollie Hindman. Minnie Hind
man, Sadie and Jessie Santurn. Ella Ingraham
Mr. and Mrs. Peel, of lit Oliver, celebrated
their sixth wedding anniversary at their home
by giving a party, which will long be remem
bered by the many who were present. Singing,
dancing and many games were enjoyed until
midnight, when all were invited to a very fine
sapper, after which amusements were kept up
until early in the morning.
One of tho pleasant events of the week wag
the reception tendered by Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Allcs to their friends at their residence. No. 90
Locust street. Among the guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Anderson of Milwaukee: Mr. and
Mrs. James Hanson. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fire,
Mr. and Mrs. John Nantker and their daughter
Susie. Misses Link. Evans. Arnold. Mrs. F.
Link and others.
Last Thursday evening a pleasant reception
and party was given by Mrs. Harry Lowell, of
Manchester, in honor of her daughter, Miss
Cora. The following guests were present:
Mr. and Mrs. James Langtitt, Mr. and Mrs. W.
V. Talor, Mr. and Mr. Charles Shook; Misses
Maud Weaver, Jessie Hughes, Emma Hirseh,
Annie Woods, Baker. Emma Sprague, Jessie
McGeary and others.
A very enjoyable phantom surprise party
was given to Miss Jose Fritch. Tuesday even
ing, at the residence of Mrs. Kevins, of Mount
Washington. Among those present were the
Misses Annie Howe, Winnie Marquis, Nellie
McGrath, Mamie Scott, Mamie and Annie
Price and TiUie Fusher. Messrs. F. E. Miller,
S. Neely, J. Heavill, C. Reeras. G. Howe, H.
Beaver, R. Marquis and A. J. Stauff.
An exceedingly pleasant social gathering
was given at the residence of Mr. T. F. Bailey,
Hill street; Wilkinsburg, on Friday evening,
by bis daughters, the Misses Nellie and Jessie
Bailey, in honor of their cousin, Mr. Boyd
Wees, of Charleston, W. Va., who is their
guest, and will return to his home on Tuesday.
There were about 15 young folks present, and
the long hours of the evening were passed very
Captain J. O. Wood and wife entertained a
number of their friends at their home, in the
West End,last Monday evening with a progress
ive cropinole party. Among those present were:
MissesPowelson, Wood, Beacom, Sneer, and
Messrs. Speer, McDavitt, Singer, Little, Wood
and Mill. The first prizes, consisting of gold
pins, were awarded to Miss Eva Beacom and
Mr. Lou Speer; the boobv priies to Miss Laura
Powelson and Mr. Will Singer.
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Jones, of Emsworth.
celebrated their tenth anniversary on Tuesday
evening, February 5, by having a few of their
friends spend the evening with them. A good
supper and a very sociable time all round, in
terspersed with some geod selections on the
bamo by Mr. Andrew J. Jones, wore the even.
ing away most too soon for those present. That
Mr. and Mrs. Jones would live to celebrate for
years to come was the wish of all present.
The Buffalo Social was entertained last
Wednesday evening by Mr. J. V, Stoerr and
daughter, of Fifth avenue. A fine supper was
served, after which the time was spent In social
enjovment. Among the guests were Mrs. Wni.
Rollins, of Buffalo, N. YT; Mr. and Mrs. Will
Smith, of Chartiers; Mr. and Mrs. C. L MoKee
and Mrs. Thomas Armstrong, of Laurel: Misses
Dunn, Stoebener, Dutton. Hunieker, Jones,
Sherran and Messrs. C. F. White. W, F. Dut
ton and Edward Stoebener, of this city.
St. Xavier'a Academy gave one of their de
lightful musicales last week. The instrumental
solos upon the violin and piano, vocal music, in-
eluding a; quartet renaerea uy the young lady
pupils, were rendered admirably and afforded
much pleasure to all present. The entertain
ment was closed bv an essav entitled "Thirtv
Pieces of Silver." It was well read and gave
evidence or much thought and taste. Tho
whole entertainment showed a great amount
of talent and patience on the pait of both pu
pils and teachers.
On Wednesday evcninglastabout SO ladles and
gentlemen responded to an Invitation announc
ing the celebration that evening of the tin
wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Morris at
their residence, 24 Taggart street, Allegheny.
Tbe company that assembled brought with it
enough presents to enable tbe bride and groom
of ten years ago to start a first class tin shop.
A delightful evening mi spent, the programme
including music, dancing, cards and a sumptu
ous spread. Sheriff McCandless and his quar
tet. Mrs. Dr. R. M. Sands and Mrs. W. R. Eu
ans all sang sweetly, while tbe instrumental se
lections of Miss Jennie Kerr and tbe strains of
the Royal Italians completed a fine musicale.
An apron and necktie surprise party was ten
dered Mr. Robert Jessop, ot Mt. Washington,
by bis lady friends on Wednesday evening.
The evening was passed very pleasantly by
dancing and otber social amusements. Among
those present were: Misses Lou, Blle and Ella
Matthews, May Sbaner, and Messrs. James
Matthews, James Barbin and William Jenkins,
of Oakland; Misses Ella Cain, Mamie McCoy,
Emma Turbett, Georgia Ashford, Col a Jessop,
Mollie Hedncks, Belle, Carrie and Jennie Nay
smith and Florence Jessop; Messrs. George
Berger; William Naysmitb, Alf McKaln. Will
iam Tranter, Edw. Turbett, Georgo Brokaw,
Tom McCoy and Frank and Bob Jessop.
A euchre party given Friday evening, which
was noted for its delightful features, was that
'at the residence of Mr. T. J. Bray, Ha-
zclwood. Tho event was in honor of his con,
Mr. Charles Bray, of Youngstown, O. In ad
dition to card-playing, dancing and an elegant
repast were enjoyable attractions. Miss Nettie
Brav was assisted by her sister, Mrs. H. E.
Bray, in receiving the guests, among whom
were Mr. and Mrs. Watkin, the Misses Heve
lv. Booth, Hardy, Barbin, Matthews, Jenkins,
Young, Armstrong, Grimes, Eyth and Messrs.
Booth, Gordon. Rinehart, Hardy, Jenkins, An
derson, Burford, Grimes, Bianev, Wright and
Clark. The head prizes were captured by Miss
Booth and Mr. Clark.
A pleasant reception and supper was ten
dered the members of Guyasuta Lodge, F. and
A. M., on Tuesday evening, February 12, at the
residence of Mr. Win. H. Stewart, Main street.
West End. Those who participated were:
Kev. nd Mrs. Beacom. L. W. Mallasce and
wife, Wm. Smith, wife and daughter, G. Galla
her and wife, J. O. Wood and wife. Prof. Mc
Cullough and wife, J. P. Brown and wife, Ed.
Brown and wife. Ed. Powelson and wife, Isaac
Harper and wife, Wm. Heselbarth and wife,
Harry Briggs and wife, Evan Jones and wife,
John Weaver. Reuben Reese, Ricard Haugh-
ton, Joseph Bell, David .Matthews, .Misses
Serene Gnllett and Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. H.
L. Stewart and daughters and many others.
A delightful birthday party was given on
Wednesday afternoon at Crafton by Mr. ana
Mrs. John Brccn in honor of their daughter,
Louise. Mr. and Mrs. Breen were assisted by
Mrs. Dnrne, of Chicago, Miss Maggie O'Brien
and Mrs. Edward Gormlv. Among those pres
ent were Misses Mollio Matthews, Jessie Spal
tcr, Katie Konvoy, Maggie, Kattie and Tessio
Reynolds, Annie and May Sheran, Sadie and
Katie Walsh, Agnes Walsh, Mamie and Jannie
Drum. Mane McCue. Louise and Rose Mane
O'Reilly, Sadio Dunn, Annie Breen, Grace
Lindcrman. Katie and Ella Boyle, Nora
Streback, Ella MpMahon, Fannie Gormly.Hat
tie and Bessie Beikman, Masters Willie Mat-,
thews, John and Rhodes O'Reilly. Abt. Fox,
Eddie Gormly, Alexander and Dick Walsh,
John Boyle, Jim McCue, John McMahon.
A pleasant little folk's party was held Thurs
day evening at Miss Annie McSbannic's, in
honor of Annie, Mame and John McShannlc
The evening was spent in playing games, sing
ing and a donkey contest. Little folks present
were: Mame and Frank Staub, Willie, Joe and
Jennie McCready, Katie and Jakie Abrams,
Florence and Maggie McCausland, Robbie
Riser, Willis Mills, Mollie and Maggie Mc
cormick, Harry and Willie Whitehead, Harley
Hossler, Goldio McKelvcy. Mame and Frank
Hague, Willie Hagmaier, Samuel and Maggie
Nellis, George Bcltzhoover and Thomas Mc
Connick. The Misses Price, Sadie Douglas,
Jennie Chambers, Missouri Hague, Mrs. Beltz
hoover, Mrs. McKelvey and Mr. and Mrs.
James McShannic helped to entertain the
little ones. Music was furnished by Misses
Tillio George, Lucy DeArmitt, Katie Mc
Mannis and Rev. Hughes.
The members of Ladles' Aid Society No. 1,
of Davis Camp, Sons of Veterans, are working
very earnestly preparing for the Martha Wash
ington tea and social to be given next Friday
evening in Hamilton's music and art chamber.
Fifth avenue. The Executive Committee re
port everything progressing favoiably, and
that they will be amply prepared to entertain
all their guests. Following is a complete list
of ladies in charge of tables, and their aids:
Table No. 1 Mrs. Major A P. Davis: first as
sistant. Miss Cora C Webner; aids, Miss Ad
aline Thomas: Miss Ella Hovis. Miss Estella
Kunslers, Miss Lou Will: table No. 2 Mrs. W.
L. Fruck; first assistaut, Mrs. Major Guss
Schlieten aids; Miss Caddy White,
Miss Alice Lenmann, Miss Alice Reno;
table No. 3 Mrs.vGiIbert A Hays: first assist
ant. Miss Mamie McKnigbt; aids, Miss Ida
McClurg, Miss Emma Fralieh, Mi's Emma Mc
Knight: table No. 4 Mrs. David Rogers; first
assistant, Mrs. Ida May Seifert; aids. Miss
Alice Harper. Miss Ella White, Niss Maggie
Aiken; table No. 5 Mrs. John Seifert: first as
sistant, MissL. Weiser;aids, Miss Lizzie Ram
sey, Miss Delia Parke, Miss Mamie Sawcr, Miss
Julia Beech; table No. 6 Mrs. Theodora
Cowan; first assistant. Mollie Scott; aids. Miss
Caddy McCIinton, Grade Scott: table No. 7
Mrs. Colonel Thomas Sample; aids. Miss Katie
Christie, Miss Irene Sample, Miss Cora B.
Reno: ice cream booth Mrs. J. M, Cnlp and
Mrs. C. F. La; aids. Miss Clara Wiehl, Miss
Aiargeretta loung, aiissjcita wieni.
Mips Carrie Goldstein, of Allegheny, is visit
ing ber relatives in New York.
Miss Emma Simonton, of Butler street, left
on Saturday for the East to be absent for two
Mr. W. C. Steinert returned to Pittsburg
last Thursday from a five months' trip in the
Mrs. Chas. L McKee, of Laurel station, gave
a tea party Thursday in honor of Mrs. Rolens,
of Buffalo, N. Y., who is visiting here.
Misses Nellie and Jennie McGIynn, of Phila
delphia, arrived in the city Friday, and intend
to spend a week or so with friends here.
Miss Lizzie Andrews, of Klrkwood, one of
the suburbs of St. Louis. Mo., is visiting Mrs.
J. T. Cape!, Homewood avenue. East End.
The Misses Marland. ot Mt. Washington, re
turned home last Saturday from a trip to Phila
delphia, Harrisburg and otber points in the
Miss Jennie Arrott, of Osborne station, is
visiting friends in Philadelphia.
Mrs. A B. Starr has for guests Miss Cole
man and Miss Bently, of Willlamsport, Pa.
Mrs. S. F. Burrows left early in tho week for
a short visit to friends in Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Alex. Nerin gave a deligbtfnl pro
gressive euchre yesterday afternoon from 2
Mr. William Zimmerman and family leave
for New York City in April, where they expect
to reside permanently.
Tho fourth and last of a very pleasant series
of assemblies was held last Friday evening at
the home of Miss McVay.
The Sewickley Valley Club gives the third
entertainment this season on Tuesday evening.
The play and cast will be the same as given
last week in THE Dispatch.
W. J. Hammond returned home last week.
J. M. Hcqhes went to Beaver Falls last
night to spend Sunday at home.
Mrs.Chabi.es Benny has returned homo
after a few weeks' absence, visiting relatives.
Mrs. Rev. Dr. Swift, who has been con
fined to ber home for the past two months, is
Captadc WnxiAM P. Herburt, who was
in Harrisburg tbe fore part of last week, re
turned borne Friday.
Mrs. Jennie Davis, of Pittsburg, well
known in musical circles, was the guest of Mrs.
J. M. Clancy last week.
Fred Mason met with an accident last
week bv falling down and seriously injuring
his back. He is recovering slowly.
J. D. QUAILI. presented Farragut Council
last week with beautiful crayon pictures of
General Washington and Admiral Farragut.
W. H. Griffith and tbe Cook Sisters en
tertained a large and appreciative audience at
the Presbyterian Church in Bellevue last Tues
The ladies of Bellevue are assisting the mem
bers of the A O. TJ. W. here in preparing an
entertainment and supper to be given at their
anniversary on tbe 25th instant. Addresses will
bo made by Prof. Rohbackcr, W. R. Ford and
Past Grand Master Workman Custis, of Phila
delphia. Only tbe members of the order and
their friends will receive invitations.
The citizens of Bellevue borough turned out
in full force last Thursday evening and suggest
ed tbe following named persons to fill tbe vari
ous borough offices: Burgess, J. M. Balph
and J. J. McCormick; Council (two
to elect), George H. Quaill, Nile
R. Moore, William Martin, Genrgo Eitcmiller
and J. H. Swtz: School Directors, (two to
elect), George M. Paden, J. H. Wilkinson, M.
J, Caughey. John Yonng and G.H. Quaill; Jus
tine of tho Peace, J. M. Claney; Auditor, B. J.
McClure, R. T. Neal: Jndge of Election, G. G.
East, G. Graham, A J. Claney: Inspector of
Election, a K. Steek, R. J. Miller. G. Taylor;
Assessor, W. R, Johnston, J. H. Dawson;
Constable, Nat Skilson, IL Dauber and William
Bigley. Speculation is going on as to who will
be our next Councilman, as all tbe candidates
are well known and popular.
Doe Fashion for 1SS9.
Dorgupine, Crocodachshund, Pomme-de-Terrier
(Scotch), Hippopotamian Bulldog, German
Sausage Dog, Hedge-dog. (By our special
dog-iancier). Zondon Puncji.
Special Notice 100 pes. black cash
mere at 50c, 65c, 75c and 51 pr. yd. One of
onr bargains that cannot fail to give satis-
i faction. Huaus & HACKE.
- Amur ""lifi v
Casino Opera Co.
Gband Omra House..
Academy op Music.
The above are the theatrical attractions for
Nothing but praise can be bestowed on the
excellent company of actors who gave us "Fas
cination" at the Grand Opera House last week.
The play is not as good as the actors in this
case arc, bnt it is above tho average, though,
for genuine interest and well brought-out pic
tures of characters. Miss Cora Tanner, with
her companions, will be welcomed here next
season, and probably their cash receipts will be
bigger than thoy.have been on this occasion.
Theatrical business generally is good just
now, and Pittsburg is not an exception. The
Bijou had no standing room unsold most nights
last week, Harris' Theatre was crowded at
every performance, Harrv Williams' Academy
was well patronized, and toward the end of
the week business Improved at tho Opera
Stories of enormous advance sales are told so
often that I very seldom believe them, but I
know that the sale of seats foi this week's
season of light opera exceeds anything of the
kind ever seen at the Bijou since last Septem
ber. It shows bow foolish the managers of first
class comic opera companies are to avoid Pitts
burg as far as they can. Second rate compa
nies may play to second class business here,
but a good comio opera in competent hands
will always get plenty of encouragement from
Pittsburg's hands even at prices a little
higher than they ought to be.
The scenery of "The Wife," if the photo
graphs can be trusted, is something extraor
dinary to find with a traveling company. It
will surpass even tho beautiful sets which were
seen in "Fascination."
The Casino Opera Company also carries some
good scenery, including one of Hoyt's famous
pink pillared drawing rooms.
Here are some facts of interest about "The
Still Alarm," for which Mr. Arthur is my au
thority: During tho run of "The Still Alarm"
in London what were called "The Still Alarm
puzzles" were sold all over London; and in a
burlesque entitled "Faust Up to Date," by
Pettttt it Sims, Faust and Marguerite were
made to ascend to heaven in the last act on the
Still Alarm engine. A mnslc hall artist named
Chas. Godfrey became distinguished in a single
night bv his clever production of an act en
titled "The Still Alarm," in which he describes
in song the departure of Jack Manley and the
engine, employing as adjuncts some scenery and
effects of lights. The play has been translated
and will be done in French next fall, also in
Germany and Russia. Mr. Arthur complains
that dozens of cheap attractions in this and
roreign countries nave appropriated his glass
window effect among these "Lost in New
York," "Lights and (Shadows," "Terry, the
Swell," and many others.
Mr. Arthur says, however, that he won't for
get to send in his bill. No less than six men
and women have claimed authorship of "The
Still Alarm." and two parties claimed to have
created tbe scene, but none of them have a
proof to offer. Mr. Arthur is preparing a ro
mantic novel founded upon the story ot tbe
play, which he hopes to have upon the market
during the coming summer.
This Week's Attractions.
The Casino Opera Company will glvo us a
couple of capital comic operas at the Bijou
this week. If there is anyone among the skep
tical few in this community who questions
Pauline Hall's legitimate claim to erne of the
first positions among the comic opera singers of
to-day, let him see and bear ber iu "Nadjy."
As Etelka, ward of tbo Emperor, she is not
only the vision of loveliness, but an actress of
sweet and commendable ways, and further, a
singer of such positive ability that but few
would care to dispute her worth. Never be
fore has Miss Hall been given so excellent an
opportunity to manifest her powers. "Nadjy"
is in itself a delightful opera. Tbe music is by
Cbassaigne, the composer of "Falka," the
adapted libretto being by Alfred Murray. The
Opera bad its first production at the New
York Casino last May, and held the stage
there throughout the summer, being with
drawn after over 150 performances to make
room for tbe new Gilbert and Sullivan opera
which has recently withdrawn and "Nadjy"
put on again for another run. Tbe action is
Dlanned in three acts, and the scene is placed
in Hungary during the exciting times in which
the patriot Rakoczy was prominent, the
development of tbe plot largely concerning the
fortunes of Nadjy. the then reigning premier
danseuseof the Vienna Opera House. Tbe
story of the book maybe briefly told,as follows:
Princess Etelka, ward of the Emperor ot
Austria, is tbe missing Queen of Hungary.
Tbe Emperor has decided to force her to marry
the Count de Rosen, nephew of the Margrave
of Bobrumkortf, and she is sent to fie Castle
ot tbe Margrave for that purpose. Rakoczy, a
Hungarian patriot, is in love with Etelka and
she returns his lovo and is very averse to
marrying the Count de Rosen. Nadjy. a ballet
dancer, and the Count are anxious to marry
each otber, and an understanding is arrived at
by which tho Count and Etelka are to carry
out the Emperor's commands on condition
that be is to annul the marriage
within 24 hours. Before tbe time is up Rakoczy
becomes impatient and goes to the castle to see
Etelka. His presence and the rank of Etelka
are betrayed to the Margrave by Faragas.
Rakoczy's follower, and tbe couple fly to Hun
gary, where Etelka is proclaimed Queenan-
nuis ner marriage anu wcoa xiaKOCzy. The
Count at the same time is married to Nadjy.
The comedy element of the several scenes is
furnished by tbe efforts of tbe quartet of
lovers to bring about the desired unions, and
more or less amusing situations result from
these attempts on their part in each of tbe
three acts of the opera. Mr. Wilson Is a genius
as a fun-maker, and as Faragas, professor of
eloquence and dancing, surpassing his best
efforts as Cadejiux. "Nadjy" will be given
here with a cast that comprises the names ot
the original home company and this will be
their onlv aDnearance in this citv. Th n,n.
pany will give "Erminie " during the last three
days of the week in the exact shape it took at
At Harris' Theater tho remarkable NeUon
Combination will appear this week. An ex
change says of this company: The collection
of artists gathered together by tho Nelson
World Combination, which opened a week's en
gagement at Wfaldmann's last evening, present
ed a programme tfiat has not been excelled by
any vaudeville company this season, and one
that would be bard to equal. The entire per
formance was one ot much merit, and can be
justly commended to the most exacting. The
Twin Brothers Wems, assisted by Coyne Sis
ters, presented an amusing sketch,in which the
brothers create much merriment. John Cole
mafUoes somo neat dancing. Neiman intro
duces a novelty in ventriloquism. Les Freres
Obeineare clever French grotesques. Mile.
Forgardus bas a flock of trained pigeons and
Mexican dogs. The Nelson Family, seven in
number, are the most finished acrobats before
the public. Griffin and Langan as the "Flying
Tailors," receive repeated encores, Richard
Fitrat is a French mimio of unlimited r.
J sources. Tho delightful programme concludes
vna aiauguaoiesKit cnuueu "is Alarriae a
Failure." There will be a grand holFday
matinee on February 22.
The appearance ot the fair and glfter whis
tler. Mrs. Alice J. Shaw, promises to exert a
converting Influence in the minds of many that
regard whistling as inevitably and dis
tinctively masculine. The Shaw whistle
is as delightfully feminine as a lovely pneker
and a woman's lips can make it. It is a dainty,
womanly whistle, no more like a man's than Is
a soft soorano voice like a vibrant lii. Th
! lady will be assisted by Miss Ollle Torbett,
viollniste; Miss Edith Pond, singing reader;
airs. jeuiiiH nampueii, accompanist: Signor
Tagllapletra and Mr. F. V. Downey, pianist,
Mrs. Shaw's gift found hearty admirers in En-
fland, where she whistled her way into the
arts of our English cousins. Possessed of a
notably fins presence and a handsome face,
the lady wins admiration before tbe first sound
of ber melodions whistle escapes her lips. She
appears at Lafayette Hall next Saturday after
noon and evening. Tickets may be hid at
Hamilton's after Tuesday.
The WiFE."which will be seen at the Grand
Opera Honse this week has been playing to
large business tho past week at Baltimore, and
the Baltimore American says of It: It Is ex
tremely refreshing in this day of adaption to
have the privilege of enjoying a distinctive
American play which deals with American
characters without idolizing them on the one
hand or burlesquing them on the other. "The
Wife" is not merely an American play in its
location, but thoroughly so in construction, and
it is very cleverly constructed at that. There
is nothing harsh or loud about it. The charac
ters in tho play represent tbe best society, and
its good features, as well as its dark shadows,
are strikingly portrayed. More than anything
else "The Wife" presents the American girl
with the national characteristics of independ
ence, intelligence and sauclncss which have
proven so fascinating to our cousins across the
The Australian Novelty Company will be
at the Academy of Music this week. This com
pany is altogether different from other special
ty companies, as every act is a novelty. The
company is beaded with Mile. Amice, the orig
inal human fly, who mil walk upon tbe ceiling;
The Austin sisters in their daringtrapeze act;
tho greatesrventnloquist living, Fred W. Mil
Its; the gymnasts, Garnella Brothers, who were
foryearsatthe Paris Hippodrome,anu the funny
Dutch team, Weber and Fields, are among the
The Casino Museum offers a large and varied
bill of curiosities and a good, variety show.
Echoes oi the Stngc.
IN answer to D. C. W.'s inquiry it may be
stated that the London Gaiety Burlesque Com
pany will not come here this season, or as far
as is at present known at all.
ANTON Rubenstein, tbe Russian pianist, is
willing to make another tour of America for a
nightly fee of $2,500, and Abbey, Schoeffel and
Grau are thinking seriously about it.
Mabqaket Mather will be at the Grand
Opera House next week, and ber repertoire in
cludes "Romeo and Juliet," "Leah," "Lady of
Lyons," "Honeymoon" and "Peg Wofflngton."
The beautiful and pathetic ballad which
Louis Harrison warbled when be was last here
is entitled "Signor BlngBlnger, tho Baritone
Singer." This is for the benefit of Robert
The railroad strike in New York cost the
theaters more than $100,000 last week, and
about half that sum will be lost this week,
owing to timid ladles not caring to trust them
selves with new drivers and incompetent con
ductors. MRS. Langtry has finally concluded to
abandon "Macbeth" which has made a financial
failure. Mrs. Langtry spent a great deal of
care ana money on the production, and succeeds
only in agreeably disappointing New Yorkers
by her Jjady MacbetK
Some idea of tbe great scale on which Henry
Irving advertises may be gleaned on Inspection
of a late copy of the London Era. In this
12 pages are tilled with perhaps all the notices
of the production of Macbeth that appeared in
the English papers, and the cost of tbe adver
tisement, if paid for at the regular rates
which is Questionable reaches between SS00
"Lew" Wallace claims to have received no
less than GO different requests for permission to
dramatize "Ben Hur." To all of tbem he has
replied with a respectful negative, and the
statement that ho himself has prepared a stage
version of bis novel. The latter fact is well
known by New York managers, who, while they
admire the literary gifts of General Wallace,
have, after reading his drama, pronounced it
incapable of production on the ground that he
has not known how to make a real play of it.
Maggie Mitchell is more persevering
than Lotta and tbe rest of the old-time sou
brettes. All except tho original Fanchon have
given New York up in disgust, and now devote
their tours entirely to the country. The fact is
that New York insists on having her soubrcttes
of tender age, and Miss Mitchell's continuous
success in characters that are flftv vears her
junior is to be laid entirely to her art. She
does not look a ten-year-old, but when she be
gins to act the illusion is perfect from the rear
oi the nouse.
Edna Caret resumed her role In "A Dark
Secret" last week, but ber stay with the com
pany will be limited. She Is to leave the
company on the 22d inst, at St. Louis, in order
to accompany the Little Lord Fauntleroy
party to San Francisco. Miss Carey will play
the part of the adventuress, Minna. This
change of base was determined upon by tho
handsome actress because she has found tbe
nightly plunge into Messrs. Jefferson and
Taylor's tank to be incompatable with health
Mr. Fiske relates, in the New York Mirror,
the following touching story: The last words
spoken by Mary Fiske are worthy of record. It
was late in the nigut preceding the morning of
her deatb. She was supposed to be unconscious
by tho watchers. Several of her birds were
singing at tbe top of their little voices In an ad
joining room. A lady who was present, feeling
that their carols jarred on tbe sadness and
solemnity of tbe hour, told one of tbe nurses to
cover up the cages. To her surprise, Mary
Fiske beard the order. She opened her eyes
and said with a faint smile: "Please don't.
Who could have the heart to stop the song of
an iuuocent bird?''
In England the system of levying blackmail
on popular actresses by gallery roughs hissing
and otherwise disturbing performances has
grown to Be an intolerable offense. In Bir
mingham this ruffianism has become so flagrant
that the police have been called upon to break
it up. When the demands of the gang for
money is denied, :hey raise such a tumult in
the theater at night that the performance of
tne actors is ruineu. juarie ivOitus, the burles
que actress, was ancoyed at a performance by
some of these roughs recently and had tbem all
arrested. The English tough is a wolfish ani-
Nym Crinkle in the Mirror asks: "Who
will write a sturdy woman's play? Must all
our effective heroines on the stage be adven
turesses in tbe grip of the masculine villain?
Why does not Mrs. Burnett come to tbe front
and do something for her acting sex? Why,
even Burnett in glorifying the nursery drama
has put the conventional adventuress into it,
and Dtarest has a background of cheapest
stunningly played, I grant you, by that clever
Western girl, Alice Fischer but who wouldn't
like to be the clever Western girl doing some
clever Westorn thing? Why shouldn't there
be a female Davy Crockett? Why shouldn't
Egglesjon's Boxy get into drama? The whole
West is full of heroines."
A writes in the Mirror says: La dies of the
stage and gentlemen, too, you will perhaps
laugh at Garrick. Look at home, we'prjy you.
Only last season Eyrie Bellew played the gar
dener's son in "The Lady of Lyons" in a mag"
nificent crimson satin holiday suit of a Spanish
"Majo,"and tbe writer has seen within a few
weeks past an actress represent the part of a
starving mother about to lose her child, from
inability to buy it some milk, attired in a lace
dress worth JsOOwith $1,000 worth of jewelry
flittering on her fingers! Scarcely one of tae
reases you think it necessary to give $1,500 for
is appropriate to the piece it is worn in.
Leonora Bradley, tbe dark-eyed beauty
who has made a strong "hit" this season as AL
thea Dale in "Tho Stowaway," is one of thebest
dressed actresses on tbe American stage. The
costumes that she wears in "The Stowawav"
are said to be marvels of the modiste's art.
On ber first entrance she has a walking suit of
Sheu pinic cashmere and olive green cloth,
made after the "Encroyable" style. The suirt
is cashmere, plaited from tbe waist, and the
coat is of cloth, with white lace fall and large
pink lapels. A large bat of the two shades,
with a profusion of white feathers, completes
the costume. Subsequently she displays a
unique yachting suit of white flannel and yel
low Chlca silk, with hat to match, and an
evening costume of heavy white and Nile
green silk. Tho costume which the ladies in
the audience are said to admire most is one for
street wear which Miss Bradley created. It is
of Enru cloth and brick moire, made alter an
old French pattern.
t At a special matinee at the Madison Sqnaro
Theater, in New York, next month, a dramati
zation, by William Gillette, of Mrs. Humphrey
Ward's novel "Robert Elsmere" will be pro
duced. It was announced some days ago that
Mr. Gillette bad secured tbe theater, but the
subject of bis play bas been kept a profound
secret, and is now first made public. Reports
came from Chicago some months ago that an
enterprising local playwright was at work on
tho book, but nothing more bas been heard of
his effort. Mr. Gillette's attempt is certainly
courageous, as it would be difficult to imagine
more apparently unpromising dramatic ma
terial than that of this religious romance. It
is understood that be deals largely with the
comic element, and that the loves of Rose and
Langbam are set forth at considerable length.
Mr. Palmer's own company will appear in the
piece, and should it be successful that manager
will have an interest in it In conjunction with
the author and Charles Frobman. Miss Annie
Russell will play Rosa, but the distribution of
tbe otber parts has not been determined.
B. P. O. E. Notes.
Brother Nellis is improving somewhat In
It is now Brother John Locklln, as be is a
Galveston, 8an Antonio and Fort Scot
want Elk lodges.
The handsome souvenir of Chicago Lodge
No. 4should.be framed and hungup in our
Boston-Lodge No. 10 will benefit on March
11 at Boston Theater.
Messes. Holmes and Altmyer took the
horns on last Sunday evening.
It was 21 years yesterday that the first lodge
of Elks was organized In New York City.
Brother Wallace, of Pittsburg Lodge,
has been confined to bis home with sickness.
Brother Haoan. of New Castle Lodge No.
6S, was In the city on last Monday evening.
Gallifolis has pnt the initiation f ee,at SCO.
This means no cheap timber in that lodge.
Detroit lodge No. 31 is in favor of a semi
annual pass word. Many lodges have approved
"Brother Horace Lewis made us a visit
on last Friday. Ho Is playing in surrounding
towns in "Monte Cristo."
Patterson Lodge No. 60 has engaged Min
nie Maddern for its annual benefit, which is to
be held on April 25, 26 and 27.
Dallas (Tex.) Lodge cave' its first annual
benefit January 31 with local talent Tbebouse
was packed and tbe show was a great success.
Brother Nick Engle, of New York Lodge
No. 1, sent Brother Piatt, of Pittsburg Lodge
II, a collection of very nice pictures.
Brother Galvin, of Pittsburg Lodge, has
returned from St. Louis, after, an absence of
four months, and will remain here permanent
ly. Welcome Jeems will be on hand this even
ing. Hamilton Lodge No. 93 will benefit on the
22d. Brother Sam Campbell, of No. 5, will
uivo uis specialties, and Drother Alien u.
Myers, of No. 37, will give a black face stump
Youngstown Lodge, at the conclusion of
its benefit on last Thursday evening, enter
tained members of Cleveland, New Castle and
Canton lodges at tho Elks' social, which was
held in its hall.
Indianapolis Lodge No. 13 tendered a
social January 31 to the members of the Indi
ana House of Representatives, State Senate,
City Conncil and Board of Aldermen. Re
freshments were served and an enjoyable even
ing yis spent.
On Thursday evening there was a gathering
of gentlemen at the residence of Mr. W. G.
Lee, No. 33 Rebecca street, Allegheny, to help
him celebrate St. Valentine's day, it being bis
birthday and he the valentine. To say that It
was a success and that everybody enjoyed
themselves to their utmost hardly does it
credit. Mr. Lee being the Secretary of Pitts
burg Lodge Ha IL B. P. O. Elks, quite a num
ber of gentlemen of that order were present and
assisted in making tbe evening pass very pleas
antly. The following gentlemen contributed
to the enjoyment of the evening: Mr. Harry
Eckert gave some fine selections on the piano,
at which he is perfectly at home; Mr. A. C.
Fogo sang several fine selections: Messrs. D.
Bradford, Sheffnitt and Johnson entertained
the company with fine instrumental mu.-ic; our
friend Dr. White gave "Let Me Like a Soldier
ran," in oil old Btepnen foster style; Lem
Long, (our Lemmie), well, he always fills the
bill, pavo "finino Ranlr to Tlivip " with thA
assistance of Mr. Lee, as they used to do
it years ago; Mr. George Elphinstone
sang a very fine selection; Mr. David
A. Porter, our genial District Attor
ney, made some very pleasant remarks on
me occasion eulogizing tne nost ana hostess,
which were responded to in an elegant manner
by J. P. McCord. M. D. The following gentle
men were of the many that congratulated
."Will" lbly: Mr. Jas. A. Lindsey. James
Brown, Controller; Mr. Sam Grler, John A.
Gilliland, James Hamilton. Thos. H. Mc
Cutcheon. L. H. Hanson, Prof. W. W. Mc
Clelland. W. W. Sneer, R. L. Orr, W. H.
Fnber, W. H. Cready, John Srophlett, Robert
Moore, J. Weber. Thomas Mcllwaine, Joseph
Illcnberger, C. W. Lighthill, James Seymour,
Thomas Gazzole, vV. B. Dickson, M. J. Gold
smith, John Wamser, Nat, McCallistcr, W. W.
Nellis and many others; in fact, they all joined
in heartily wishing "Will" many happy returns
of the day, and that he and his genial wife live
long to enjoy them.
BISTER SUE'S BUDGET.
A Resume of tbe Charitable and Religions
Items of tbe Week.
The "Women's Fund" is being added to day
by day. The 5100,000 will have to come. The
women and girls of Pennsylvania must share
the honors of the Exposition.
The Ladies of Emmanuel Church are mak
ing rapid progress on the vestments for the
male choir, which will be a f eature of the
church service, beginning with the first Sunday
in Lent. Sixteen men and 12 boys constitute
The Shady Avenue Baptist Church will give
a bazaar this month, at which Prof. G. Wurzel
will give his laughable Punch and Judy show.
Punch and Jndy shows are always popular and
delight the little folks. Prof. Wurzel is en
gaged to exhibit his show at an entertainment
to he given in the near future at the Shadyside
A missionary chapel is soon to be built by
the Allegheny Auxiliary to the Indian Associa
tion. A meeting was held at No. 41 Stockton
avenue, at which it was decided to set aside
tbe fund from last year's work for the erection
of a chapel among tbe missionaries in Lower
California. Letters were read from Miss E. N.
Knight, who has charge of tbe Red Rock
Agency, ana Airs. Jinney, oumana.
The quarterly meeting of tbe various circles
of King's Daughters interested in the wort of
raising funds tor the endowment of the Flossie
Home Cot (iu the Children's Hospital, which
is to make glad Aur eyes In tbe near future),
met at Miss S. Killlkelly's, 308 South Hiland
street. East End. The circles have now en
rolled about 140 names. Reports were read
from some of the circles by the leaders of the
tens. The work goes steadily on, but it is
hoped that tbe quarterly meeting in May will
db more iuuy auenueu.
The entertainment promised for Washing
ton's Birthday, at Old City Hall, in behalf of
the Day Nursery, promises to be a success.
Every effoijt will be made to make tbe evening
a pleasant one, and it is hoped large returns
will be made for the good of the Day Nursery,
A drill is promised by sixteen young ladies un
der the command of one of their number. The
booths will be another feature of the enter
Tbe candy booth will be a special feature. A
promenade concert will be held during tbe
evening, the Zitterbart Orchestra to provide
The Sabbatn school teachers of the Alia
gheny Presbytery commenced their first insti
tute on Monday evening, in tbe First U. P.
Church, on Union avenue, with Rev. D. F.
Wiegell in the chair. Prof, Lafferty conducted
the musio, which wasfeiven by the combined
choirs of several churches. The addresses for
the first evening were by Rev. J. M. Fulton
and Rev. B. F. Vincent. Rev. Mr. Fnlton's
subject was "Tbe Alms and Organization of
the Sabbath School;" Dr. Vincent's subject
was "Mistakes Corrected." These two ad
dresses occupied the time for the first
meeting. The institute held its meet
ings during the week with fair attendance.
Among the speakers of the week were the fol
lowing: Rev. R. B. Ewmg.D. D..who delivered
an address on "How to Interpret tbe Bible;"
Mrs. W. F. Crafts, on tbe "Seven Lamps of
Teaching;" Rev. S. H. Graham. "Home Study
of the Lesson:" 8. M. Hond. "Devotional Spirit
in the Sabbatn School;" Rev. George McDon
ald, "Teacher's Preparation Meetings;" Rev.
W. F. Crafts, D. D.. "Child Instincts and How
to Use Them:" Rev. R. H. Park, "Teachers'
Weekday Influence and Work:" Rev. D. R.
McDonald, "Sociability as an Aid," Tbe Ques
tion Drawer was conducted by Rev. w. F.
Crafts. Dr. Crafts closed tbe institute with a
lecture on the keeping of the Sabbath and a
plea for tbe worklngmen and trainmen every
where that are employed on the one day of rest.
With tbe agitation of tbe temperance ques
tion and its possible future, and tbe disturbance
of the little orphans with tbelr multiplicity of
wrongs and rather chronic diet of molasses,
the world of womankind interested in these
themes that touch upon other lives than their
owp, find full scops for all extra strength and
larger sympathies. The Indians bave come in
for their share of attention as well this week.
The Young People's Auxiliary to the National
Indian Association held an interesting meeting
this week. An entertainment was held
In the lecture room of tbe Eighth Street
'Reformed Presbyterian Church. The pro
gram consisted of musical and literary
selections. Miss M. Pressly, President of
the Women's Association, presided. All
was done in the way of decoration that
could be done to make the platform. a fitting
background to those taking part in the exer
cises. The rouslo for the evening was furnished
by the Adolphic Orchestra, of Geneva College,
After the orchestra bad furnished the opening
pieces an essay was read by Miss Margaret Mc
Roberts. on ". What CanWe Do for the Indiansr
A piano solo by Master Frank Jones followed,
after which J. Curtis Sioane recited the "Chariot
Race" from "Ben Hur." This was followed
by a solo, "The Danube River," by Louis War
ren. Then came a recitation by Miss Edith
Moyle, "Interviewing the Misses Pratt" A,
piano solo, "Heather Bells," by Miss E. War
ren, preceded a recitation. "The Stir," by
Wella Natswa, tbe little Indian maiden wbo
bas made so manv friends and whose perform
ance was heartily encored. Two humorous
recitations were given ly Mr. A. H. Martin, of
the orchestra. Other recitations followed by
Miss Frances Graham and by Miss Cora Mc
Roberts, and piano solos by Miss Sadie Cooper
and Miss Mamie J. Barris. The entertainrrent
was completed by a vocal solo from Miss J ennle
Hultz, It was pleasing entertainment and
will be given soon again on tn Southsids, in
behalf of the work for the Indians.
The record is made.
"With the close of the Department En
campment at Erie last Wednesday also
closed another year, and a very successfal
one, in the history of the Grand Army of
tbe Bepubiic tn the State of Pennsylvania.
The splendid records of the previous years
will necessitate the most active and judi
cious work on the part of the officers-elect, if
they expect to improve upon history al
ready made. As the veterans are ageing
rapidly now, it will be a more difficult
task each recurring year to maintain the high
standard Pennsylvania has held in tbe past.
The present officers, however, are comrades of
ability and men of nnnsual activity and stay
ing qualities, and consequently the future
Eromises gloriously. The columns of THE
'I3PXTCII contained full telegraphic accounts
of the work of tbe encampment, and the meet
ings of tbe 'Ladies of the G. A. R. and the
Woman's Relief Corps, and for that reason
tbey are not reproduced here.-
Allegheny county fared well at the hands of
the encampment, and several of her delegates
did much to shape the action that was taken.
Under tbe new rule the candidate who received
tbe largest nnmber of votes was to be the Dele
gate at Large to the National Encampment.
This high honor fell npon Colonel Thomas G.
Sample, the present Commander of Post 128, of
Allegheny City, and it was an honor worthily
bestowed, for the reason that Comrade Sample
is one of tbe boldest and hardest workers In the
department a Grand Army man through
and tbrougb. Major John F. Hun
ter, of Post No. 3, Pittsburg,
was re-elected a member of tbe Council of Ad
ministration upon the first ballot. As tbe
struggle for position on the board was animat
ed and keen, this preference for Comrade
Hunter implies much a deep-seated confi
dence in bis good judgment and bis high char
acter as a man. The ladies were not forgotten
when the honors were being passed, and Mrs.
Carrie V. Sberriff, of Allegheny, was elected
President of the State Association of Ladies of
the G. A. R. Mrs. Sberriff is an elegant lady of
refinement and education, and withal a lady of
remarkable executive ability. Her kind and
winning manner will do much to build up tbe
society of which she is now the representative
The hospitality of Erie was unsurpassed.
The "workers" in the Grand Army were
the ones upon whom tho honors were bestowed
Major W. W. Tyson, Commander of the
Soldiers' Home, did himself proud in the en
tertainment of tho veterans.
"Benny" Bengougb was taken sick, but be
proved himself to be one of tbe best and most
judicious workers In tbe Encampment. Com
rade Bengougb belongs to Post 157 of Pitts
burg, a post of brains and work.
The boys for once enjoyed a genuine sleigh
Circle No. 4, of Braddock, Ladies of theG.
A. R., was represented at tbe State convention
which met at Erie, by Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Emma
Douglass. Mrs. Annie Rankin, Mrs. L. Loben
gier and Mrs. Augnita Soules. Messrs. Bryan,
Carline, Jones andKirk,of Post 101 (Braddock).
accompanied, the ladies, and saw that tbey
were well cared for throughout the journey.
Tbe party stopped at the Reed House while in
Erie, and report an enjoyable time, especially
tbe sleigh ride by moonlight to and from tbe
Soldiers aud Sailors' Home.
Captain Thomas W. Baker, of Post 3, as a
member of tbe Transportation Committee, en
gineered tbe trip in a manner that clearly In
dicates that be would be good man to engineer
the affairs of a great city even the city of
Colonel A. P. Burchfleld, of Post 162, of
Allegheny, although not a candidate and unan
nounced nntil bis name appeared on the
printed list, was elected a national delegate by
tbe handsome vote of 367, tbe second highest in
the department. An evidence of solid popu
larity. i nomas jucuune, tnepopniar candidate xor
delegate to the National Encampment from
Post 513, Wilkinsburg, was defeated doubtless,
because on tbe list his name was printed
Thomas McEwen. Too bad.
Many comrades will regTet that John Har
vey, of Post 230, X. S. Rees, of Post 157, and
other well known local candidates failed ot an
A Dlnrtba Washington Tea Party,
The Ladies' Aid Society No. 1, auxiliary to
Davis Camp, Sons of Veterans, will give a
Martha Washington tea party next Friday
evening, February 22, in Hamilton's Art Cham
ber, which promises to be an event of the sea
son. There is quite a demand for invitations,
and a great manv have already been given ont
to prominent ladles and gentlemen ot tbe two
cities. GrandJArmy men and Sons of Veterans
of local prominence will also be in attendance.
The tables and booths will be arranged in an
attractive and unique style. The ladies are
busily engaged preparing the costumes to rep
resent tbe style of dress during tbe days of
Martha Washington. Tea will be served from
6 to 10 P. 31., and tbe music will be furnished by
the Gernet and Guenther Orchestra. The
committee on invitations includes the follow
ing well known ladies: Mrs. A. P. Davis, Mrs.
W. L. Foalk, Mrs. George A. Gormley, Mrs.
Gilbert A. Hays and Mrs. J. H. Self erth, Sr.
Fair and Fing Presentation.
Next Friday evening, Washington's birth
day. Post No. 236, of Allentown, will open a
fair in Salisbury Hall (Market house), South
side. It promises to be a grand, success. A
special feature of the opening night will be
the presentation of a beautiful silk banner to
the Council of Abe Jr. O. U. A. M., located on
tbe Soutbside, which shall bave tbe highest
percentage ot its members In good standing in
tbe great parade of next Friday. There will be
a grand chorus of 40 voices upon the stage, and
the whole entertainment for tbe occasion will
be gotten up to Instruct and please. Ibe ladies
ot the Soutbside are warmly Interested in tbe
success of this undertaking by the comrades ot
Post 236, and will endeavor to make every
visitor feel "at home." There will be quite a
number of visiting Grand Army men present
from the different G. AR. posts in the two
Grand Army Whisperings.
This is the month for department encamp
ments. Peter B. Ayers has just been elected Com
mander of the Department of Delaware.
The Denartment Encampment of New York
will he held at Binchamton next Wednesday!
Thursday and Friday.
The annual encampment of the Department
of California, was held at Stockton on last
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Another post in tbe Department of Penn
sylvania has been disbanded. This time it is
Post No. 363, of Ogdensburg, Tioga county.
Comrade L. H. Williams, of Post No. 145,
located at Ripley, O.. is a strong candidate for
the position of Department Commander of that
Five camps of the Sons of Veterans exist tn
tbe States of Alabama and Tennessee. These
two States bave been made a Provisional Di
vision. Geo. A. Custib Post No. 40, of Chicago, Ilk,
during the year 1S8S paid out for the relief of
veterans and their families 51,468 ZU, and buried
Past Senior Vice CoMMANDERNCIEJ
Selden Conner will deliver the oration at
the unveiling of the Maine monuments at Get
tysburg next July.
Comrade James R. Hutchinson, of Abe
Patterson Post No. 88, ot Allegheny, is the
President of the ex.Prisonen of War Associa
tion of Allegheny county.
Another memberofPost 157 the second for
this year Is dead; James E. Watt, late of Com-
Eany F, Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania. He will
e buried this afternoon.
Owing to the action of the State Legislature
Decoration Day, May SO, will probably be more
extensively and better observed this year than
at any time since its Introduction by the Grand
George W. Shane, late Captain Company
H, 140tb Indiana, New Castle, Indiana, lost his
sword-belt on tbe outside ot the breastworks of
Fort Fisber, N. C in 1863. He will pay a reas
onable reward for IU return.
Me, J. B. Conovee, of Soule & Co.,WashIng
ton, D. C, and a warm friend of Grand Army
men throughout the country, was in tbe city
last Friday. He was warmly receiveuTiy many
of the veterans and their friends.
Comrade G. B. Hotchkin, M. D., late sur
geon of the First Pennsylvania Reserve Cav
airy, and a member ot Post 465, was In tbe city
on Friday last. He was warmly welcomed by a
number of veterans ot the late war.
THEgFallof Atlanta" will be produced at
tho Opera House, East Liverpool, "O., next
month for tbe benefit of the fund ot the sol
diers' monument, wbieh will be erected in tho
Diamond at East Liverpool, O., tbe coming
CoMMANDEB-rN-CniEr, Major WHliam
Warner, of the Grand Army of tbe Republic,
is one of the finest orators in tbe country, and
what be says goes right home to the hearts of
his bearers, especially the veterans and their
The Department of Georgia is now -permanently
organized and bas elected J. R. Lewis,
of Atlanta, Commander, who has appointed C.
IL D. Brown, Assistant Adjutant General, and
J. P. Farrell, Assistant Quartermaster General,
both of Atlanta.
The question of inviting the National En
campment of the Grand Army of the Republic
to meet in Pittsburg in 1830 will soon be vigor
ously discussed. Washington, D. C.,andlndtan
apolis, lnd., are agitating tbe matter of a simi
Abraham Lincoln' Circle. Ladies of the
G. A. R. Auxiliary of Post No. 215, of the West
End. will give a Martha Washington and mush
and milk entertainment on Friday evening,
February 22; at the. West End Kink, for tho
benefit ot the post fund.
The few Grand Army men in the Missouri
Legislature are bestirring themselves to hava
justice done tbe old soldiers in that State, and
have introduced an act to repeal a former law
which allows theAdjutant General of the State
to charge a fee for furnishing certificates of
service. They have also introduced another
act to punish persons not members of tbe or-
anization for wearing the G. A. R. badge or
'Confederate money had its value during
tbe late war as follows, in comparison with the
dollar of the United States: Jnne, 1861. 90
cents: December 1, 1SCI, 80 cents: December 15,
1861, 75 cents: February 1, 1862, 60 cents; Feb-
ruary i, ista, aj cents; June, iaea.8 cents; Jan
nary, 1864. 2 cents; November, 1864, 4K cents
January, 1865, 2K cents; April. 1865, lU cents.
After the latter date it took $1,000 in Confed
erate money to buy a $1 greenback.
Kit Caeson Post No. 2, of Washington, D.
C, was organized in the basement of the Capi
tol on tbe evening of March 27, 1S67, with ten
charter members, only pne of whom is now
living. Its small membership rapidly increased,
and up to date it has mustered in 8o7 comrades,
of whom 62 died while members of tbe post. It
has now a membership of ioB, and is the largest
post in the Department of the Potomac. It has
a post library, picture gallery and a fine drum
corps. Tbe library contains 800 books of value.
On Saturday evening a very merry party of
little masters and misses surprised their little
frland. Clara Witherow, at her parents' resi
dence, Alexander street. West End. The oc
casion was her 10th birthday. Among those
S resent were Misses Edith Kirby, Essie
werrer. Myrtle Jones, Anna Jones, Maggie
Hay, Lena willison, Mollie Lewis. Emma Gerst,
Anna Kilmer. Lizzie Harrington. Masters
Willie Hazelbartb. Joe Dunlavy, Harry Bnggs,
Charlie Miller, Lester Willison, John Hartman,
Eddie Swerrer, Tom Davis and Martin Koser.
The council of the 23d National Encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Republic, to
be held at Milwaukee, Wi3., at tbe meeting
held last week discussed tbe preparations
being made for the great event to be held the
last week in next August. The present out
look is very cheering, and. unless all signs fail,
the coming-encampment will be tbe largest one
ever held by the Grand Army. The local Mil
waukee posts are all very much interested in
the coming encampment, and will bold open
houses to all visitors. There will be abundant
camping facilities, and veterans wbo do not
care to "bunk" in a hotel or boarding-house
can be accommodated at the camps.
An Ordinary Matter.
Miss"Willison(calmly) Don'tbe alarmed,
Mr. Solus. It's only papa. He comes down
stairs that way half" the time now. He is go
awkward, you know. Time.
i Dornn Discharged ns Blameless.
There appears to have been a good deal of
official misapprehension about the alleged
attempt at suicide on the part of the woman,
Mary Doran, out in Soho. At all events,
her husband, Michael DorSn, evidently a
sober, industrious puddler, was honorably
discharged yesterday at tbe Fourteenth ward
station, 33 being free from ail blame in the
matter. He adds that his wife did not jump
into the river, and that there has been a
mistake all around. - -
Tbe New China Store.
Messrs. French, Kendrick & Co., as will
be seen from on announcement in another
column, will open their new store at 513
Smithfield street, on Monday, the 25th inst.,
and will accord a hearty wtlcome to all who
are interested in ceramics. Conveniently
displayed on four spacious floors are soma
of the most elegant and recherche goods
ever seen in Pittsburg, and a walk through
their rooms will be more like a visit to an
art gallery than to an ordinary store. Min
ton's, Dresden, Royal Danish, Worcester,
Doultons and every firm of note have- con
tributed some of their finest pieces, while
the authors of plastic sketches have excelled
themselves in some charming novelties in
their well-known style.
The Nelson family, as acrobats, have been
identified with the best vaudeville com
panies traveling. This season they come to
ns with their own company. Mr. Robert
Nelson last summer invaded Europe in
qnest of novelties. By securing one
here, one there, he has got together
a company, tbe duplicate of 4rhich it
would be impossible to find. Each and
every player presents a pronounced novelty,
not one in name only, but in lact.
S5, $6 aud $8 Pants.
For a good fitting snit or pants go to
Pitcaies's Tailoring Emporium,
434 Wood street.
All silk moire Erancaise at 75c, good
value at 91 25 pr. yd.
itwtsu Hugus & Hacke.
$5, SB and SS Pants.
For a good fitting suit or pants go to
Pitcaten's Tailoring Emporium,
i 434 Wood street.
ALL SIZES J
We name this round price to
clear up the stock in these goodtv
worth 625 each. 987 yards
29c. Pure wool, all colors, spring
weights. Begular price 37 c.
Marked down from 84 at
T, M, LATIMER'S,
CHAPPED HANDS, UPS
158 Striped Jacket S2 25,
Dries quickly: Is not'sticiy
nor greasy; mates rough skin
soft, smooth and velvety.and
does not smart the skin.
N. a HONEY DEW
makes face powder adhere to
the skin and renders it in
visible. Sold by all druggists.
Price 25 cents.
Refuse aU substitutes.
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