Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 24, 1889, SECOND PART, Page 12, Image 12

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The following budget of interesting ques
tions concerning etiquette are answered by
Mrs. M. E. "V. Sherwood:
"Suburb" asks: "Finding it impossible
toobtain sufficient time to call upon a friend,
and wishing to send a card, how should it
De sent, by mail or by messenger?"
A card sent by mail is equally respectful
as one sent by messenger.
"Header" asks on which tide of ihe lady
he should ride; also, how to help her on her
horse. jj
To help a lady on put the clasped hands trader
her foot while she'eatcbes the horn of the sad
tile. Lilt her as she jumps. Bide on her right
"T. K." asks: "How can I teach the average
Arccrican woman (not tho well-bred one) to
keep her hands off roe? If they ore glad to see
ine they catch hold of me. If they tell ine any
thine funay or surprising they end with a
jrrap of m arm or shoulder. If they have a
confidence they Lee) hold of me tho whole
time. What shall I do to avoid It without git ing
This evidently comes from a foreigner. It
would ho impossible to answer it except to say
that it is always much more polite not to touch
the person. Indiscriminate kissing among
women is to be avoided.
T. It." asks: "If a lady calls on me without
her husband's card and I return it without
meeting her husband, shall I bow nhen I meet
him in the street?"
'o. prubablyHiot as be might not know who
you u ere.
"George U A." says: "A gentleman meets
some jonng ladies in a school or class of in
struction, music, painting and shorthand,
where ail parties are pupils. Would it be
rroper for him.af tor the acquaintance has con
tinued about a mouth, to ask permission to call
on one of the lailics,ortoask her to accompany
him to the theater?"
It is quite proper for him to ask leave to call,
but he should not as tu take bertothe theater
without her mother or some older friend.
Marion Jlcredith" tsk: "Miss Eusilda
wishes Mis Leila as her maid of honor at her
wedding. How should she ask her?
By calling on her and asking the favor person
"What erms should be used if lady friend
and gentleman friend arc objectionable?''
Siniply friend.
"A Constant Reader." A lady may take the
arm of a gentleman, but for a gentleman to
take the arm of a lady m ould be very familiar,
vulgar and objectionable walking down Fifth
To 'Chestnut Hill" we simply answer no.
"E. B. M." sa j s: "A young man expected to
be married in afew weeks. The wedding takes
place in the parlors of the bride's pa rents in
the presence of the near relatives of both fami
lies. Immediately after the wedding breakfast
the newly married couple leave on their tour."
"What should the groom wear ?"'
Answer Prince Albert frock coat, colored
necktie, dark gray or rcarl-colored trousers,
pearl-colored gloves.
"The wedding service is not to
induce the
Wc know
of jno wedding service without a
"Wonld an emerald ring be appropriate?"
So. Emeralds are unlucky according to Will
iam Black's novel of Three Feathers."
"In making a present should one or a pair of
bracelets be given?"
That ucp.nds on your generosity. One brace
let is, if handsome enough. .
"Young Girt" asks: "Will you kindly inform
me if. when invited to an evening reception, I
can take an escort without consulting the host
ess previously? Also, when paying reception
calls mnst escort go with me?"
Ho. A young girl should never take a young
man to a house without permission from the
hostess; nor should she go about with one to
pay visits.
A reader asks:
How shall a lady present a business letter of
introduction to a gentleman abroad and how
should a letter be presented to a Minister in
foreign lands?
Call at the legation. leave your letter, card
and address. If your business letter is a letter
of credit drive to the bankers.
"L., Norristown," asks:
"Can acceptances and regrets be engraved,
leaving space for the name?"
We have never seen it done.
"Rachel Dean." Send up yonr card, as, if
the servant dues not know you. she will make
a mistake in the name, frequently.
"Suebe." A groom who starts immediately
on his wedding tour should be married in a
Prince Albert coat and dark trousers, giving
himself time to slip on a traveling coat if he
Country" asks if a gentleman precedes a
lady through a crowd ?
1 es, of course. Also:
"Should not people have a footman at a
party to open the front door, especially If there
he intricate locks?
Of coarse they should.
"Globe Reader." When a gentleman and
lady take a friend to the theater they generally
give her the seat between them.
As for a clergyman's titles it would be better
to say, Ilev. John Smith, D. D.
"Uncertainty" asks: "I have a friend visit,
ing me, ana her friends when calling upon her
have left cards for me. Most of tneinare un
known to me. Should I return their calls?
"Chlcopee Falls." That 1b a question which
must be left to your own sense ot politeness.
"Inquirer." It is never a gentleman's duty
to escort ladies home unless the hostess should
ask him to do so.
"Stranger in the City" asks: "Does an invita
tion to a tea call for an acknowledgment?"
No; go or leave a card. Street costume.
"What are the proper hours for ladies to make
their calls on each other?
Between 2SU and 6 o'clock.
"A Country Girl" says: 4,I have an invitation
to a tea next week, in the evening, from 8 to 10.
Should I dress as for an arternoon tea?"
"o. Dress in evening dress, and do not leave
a card. Call next day and leave a card. The
hours alter the whole thing.
"Richard Hare." A gentleman is always in
full dress In the evening, for any entertain
. Lillian asks: "If at an evening parry a gentle
man wishes to dance with a lady, is it necessa
ry for him first to obtain permission from her
Jo, not if he has been properly presented to
her by her mother or chaperon.
"Debutante" asks: "When a family recently
thrown into mourning receive cards from their
society acquaintances bow should they send re
grets?'' By enclosing a black-edged card in a mourn
ing envelope and sending it by mail.
"What does 'P. P. a mean in a card sent by
raa.il?" she further asks.
Simply that your friend is going away and
"pays parting compliments."
"When is it proper for a person in mourning
to return calls?"
S- . After a year of seclusion and monrnim.
"When a widow sends out invitations for a
daughter-' marriage, and the groom is not a
resident of the same city provided It be a
church wedding would it be proper to in
close a card, as "Mrs. Stanley Buren, 70 Eighth
Of course it would bv proper hud necessary
if wedding presents aro to be sent, that the ad
dress be given.
"Harrietto Howardson" asks; -'What the
duties of bridemaids are, and where they
stand at a parlor wedding."
Their duties are to look pretty and form part
of a piocossion. They stand iu a parlor, cither
sido of tho bride, during the reception. Ono
does not hare a maid of honor and Lridemaids.
Tho maid of honor supersedes tho brldemaids.
She asks furthermore:
"If in case I am compelled to omit sending
invitations to nil my friends, must I send cards
Jfo, that is not necessary. Announcement
cards sent by Barents are now considered
equivalent to invitations.
"E. M. C." asks: "In sending an invitation
to a wedding to a young lady who is engaged,
is it proper to omit her nance, ho being ao-
iiiianuea wim ine lamuyr'
No; we should not.
"In sending an invitation to a lady is it proper
to omit her husband?"
No: decidedlj not. This would be the
greatest of insults. If, the husband is invited
and does not chooso to go, the lady can go
without him, or the engaired'girl can go witn-;
out her fiance, but both gentlemen should be
A reader asks if "Mr." should bo affixed to a
visiting card.
Yes; it is better form.
Many young gentlemen write asking for the
etiquette necessarily observed if tnoy take
jouug ladies to the theater alone. Etiquette
does not cover such cases. No young lady
should go to the theater alone with a gcutle
man, or to supper with him alternant, if sbo
wishes to be amenable to the rules of society;
a friend, a chaDcron,is absolutely indispensable.
If twojoung people, lellow students, fellow
workers, fellow ar.isans, choose to go about
with each other, it may Lo all right, but it is
not etiquette; nor is it possible to answer these
questions, which in their very beginning throw
away what is the primal rule in good society,
that young ladies aro to be protected by some
older person in going away from home.
Social Events.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Anderson, of Hazelwood
avenue, entertained a company of friends Fri
day evening.
The Young Men's Catholic Club of Perrys
ville, assisted by a few of the enterprising
ycung ladies of.' tho congregation, gave an en
tertainment at Lotz's Hall, Perrysville,
Wednesday, for;tho benefit of their church. It
was a giaud success.
A surprise party was tendered Miss Lizzie
Ripperger by her sister Annie and Miss Dono
van. Supper was partaken of at 12 o'clock,
and dancing lasted until the early hours of tho
morning. Music was furnished by the Royal
American Orchestra.
A soap bubble riarty was given this week by
the E. F. M. Club in hopor of the Martha
Washington Circle of Allegheny, at the resi
dence of Miss Ramsey, of Bedford avenue. The
ladies or the former were attired in pink cos
tumes. Tho visitors were each presented with
a pipe as w ell as prizes for blowing the largest
On Sunday last a concert was given for the
benefit of the Hebrew poor of Pittsburg, under
the auspices of the Revs. A. Bernstein andM.
A. Alter. The opening address was made by
Josiah Cohen, Esq., followed by Rev. Bernstein,
M. A. Alter, Max Aramovitz and little Rav
Bernstein. Uernert and Guenther furnished
excellent music
Captain Edward Merrlman, of Allegheny,
gave a musical and euchre to a number of his
friends on Wednesday evening. Among thosa
present were tho Misses Stranb, Stephens,
Roney, Stuinbrenner; Messrs. Wright. Hill,
Reeves and Vandcrslico, of Philadelphia;
Stcinhrenner and Mernmxn, Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Steinbrenner and Captain and Mrs.
A pleasant surprise party was given on Fri
day evening in honor of Miss A. Dannon, of the
Routhside. Among those present were Misses
D. Johnston, .M. Koester, J. Ifewmeyer. K.
Klages, U Heck. M. Donnan. L. Klages, L.
and G. Hershey.
Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Dolce of Brighton Place, Allegheny, gave a
birthday party in honor of their daughter,
Margery. Among the little ladles present
vere: Misses Sadie Vanasdale, Mary Leech,
Hazel Harnacke, Bessie Gallireatb, Mary Rose,
Nannie Crozier. Dot McKay, Erba Reed,
Kathleen Paddcn, Ray Rose, Sue Eby; Masters
Chailic Kibler, Joe Grove, John bhoemaker
and Bnce Frank.
The Werthefmcr residence, on North avenue,
Allegheny, was brilliantly lighted up last Wed
nesday night, in honor of their guest. Dr. David
Phillipson, of Cincinnati. The Y. M. H. A.
Mas present ma body, also the Rev. Dr. L.
Mayer. Josiah Cohen. Joseph Stadtfeld, and
many others. A very nice banquet was served,
and some first-class speeches were made, tho
speed-makers consisting of Messrs. Cohen,
Stadtfeld and Adolpk. Tho company broke up
Among tho many pleasant social events lately
was the reception given by Mrs. Harry and
Miss Cora Lorie, of Allegheny. The follow
ing guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Langntt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shook, Mr. and
Mrs. W. V. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Watkiu
Jones, Misses JiauU Weaver, Jessie Hughes,
Emma, Hirsch. of Sewicklcy; Annie Woods,
Emma Spraguc, Mane Jones Baker, Will Rock,
Frank Shook, Jesse McGeary, Will Lowe,
Thompson, Rodgcrs and others.
Tho Episcopal Church, of BraddocK, gave a
highly Successful concert at the Lytic Opera
House on last Tuesday evening. The pro
gramme included some excellent talent, nota
bly a scene from "Leah the Forsaken," by
Miss Fannie Fairley and Prof. Byron iing.
Tho latter recited several selections. The
singing of the Alpine quartet and the
playing of theHaydeu quintet wai very good.
.Miss Belle Fauset and Mr. H. L. Ringwalt also
took part.
A very pleasant party of friends assembled
sft the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James A.
Reed. No. 31 Arch Etreet, Allegheny, Friday
evening, the occasion being tho sixty-third
birthday of Mr. Reed's mother. Those present
were John A. Reed, Miss May F. Reed, Clar
ence W. Reed, Mr. and Mrs. OIlio Blackburn,
Mrs. Lizzie Brovns. Mr. and Mrs. 8. H. Reed,
Mrs. J. II Kentner, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Dunlap,
Mr. A. G. Reed, Mrs.Julia A. Reed. Jliss Ellen
B. Reed and Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Reed.
A party of friends surprised Miss Ida Kol
becker at her residence,. Eighth street, Wed
nesday evening. After an enjoyable musical
nrogrammo a luncheon was served, and the
rest of the evening was spent in dancing.
Among those present were: The Misses Tillie
and Lizzie White. Monte Crawford, Mary
Fisher, Gertie Highland, Laura Boycc, Maud
Hamilton, Mrs. W. A. Studt, Mrs. W J.
Smith, Messrs. James White, Louis Scott, Otto
Frommcr. Joseph Kay, Joe White, Denny
Lyons, Alf Borland and others.
The birthday party given in honor of Master
Freddie Haas, Jr., on Friday evening, at bis
parents' residence, McKee's Rocks, was quite
an enjoyable affair. Among those present
were: Mtssess Mattie Getty, Jennie Getty,
Mollio Frazier, Annie Frazier. Mariam Mc
Gimss, Jennie Snellen, Birdie Sproul, Bcrtba
Sprnll, Amanda Rollison, Annie Rollison, Sis
sic roultney, Annie Ponltney: Masters Archie
Getrv, Willie Frazier. Willie McGinis, George
McGiniss, Fred Kramer and many others.
One of the pleasant events of the week was
a progressive euchre party held at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Naser. Forty-first and
Butler streets, Tuesday evening. Among those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. Naser. Mr. and
Sirs. William Brand. Mr. and Mrs. George
Kane, Misses A. Buts, Carrie Patterson, F.
Portzel, Maggie Fass, Katis Nnlton, Mallie
Naser, Maggie Naser, Carrie Naser. Messrs.
Daub, Charles Rote. G. A. Fetzer, Nockerman,
Henry Foss. Edward Morgenroth, G. J. Schin
dclmjcr. The first prize was taken by Miss A.
Buts and Mr. Henry Foss; the "booby"' by Miss
C. Naser and Mr. C Rote.
Mr. and Mrs. Joim N. Harlett. of Ward
street, Oakland, entertained friends to the
number of SO couples last Wednesday evening
in honor of the Misses Jennie and Nellie Mc
Glynn, of Gcrmantown, Philadelphia. The
evening was delightfully spent, the host and
hostess being ably assisted by their two charm
ing gnest in making all present enjoy them
selves. Sheriff McCandlcss and Messrs.
George Letsche ana Charles Hemingray ren
dered a number of vocal selections during the
evening in an inimitable manner. Mrs. R. M.
Sands and Miss Dollie liussell furnished the
instrumental portion of the entertainment.
One of the enjoyable events of the week .was
a delightful birthday party given by Miss Annie
Sellinu, of Fulton street. Among those pres
ent were Misses Minnie Kauf, ,Maad Shan
non, Lyda Martin, Mary Bovard, May Morrow,
Lizzie Scllinn, Carrie Reed, Monnie SorTel,
Katie Scllinn. Stella Snowdcn, Lena Ailmans,
Sadie Fov, Tellie Hannan, Bella McGill, Mame
Carlev, Flora Dietrich, Tellie Sellinn, Messrs.
William Scott, William Fox. Gpo. Graham,
Chas. Slagle. John Wilson, Chas. Tressell. Geo.
Adelman, Frank Rapp, Alex. McLaughlin, Jim
Kim, William Price, John O'DonnPlL William
Moore, John Rodgcrs, William Speily, and
many others.
One of the pleasant receptions of the season
was that given by the A La Mode Social at
Brooks' Academy on Tuesday evening. Messrs.
George Gothigan, William Stewart, Charlos
Foster, Harry Gripp, Gcorgo Reis and Joseph
O'Brien comprise the members ot this social.
Amongtboso present were Misses Carrie Ros
siter, Mollio Neely, Carrie' Stewart, Kate
Taylor, Myra Burke, Breakiron, Dunn, Bryant,
McKee. Grommes, Grove and Kennedy: Messrs.
Frank Stewart, George Bauers, Ed Jones, Dan
Iangdou. Rob Adair, Harry Cochran, Harry
Hawk, Howard, Trautman, Ad Hell, Cliff
Jones. Dewitt Wilt, Ross Hetzel, Bert Clial
fant, McCoinbs, Lyons and Duncau.
There was a very pjcasant evening pary at
the room of tho Union Cornet Band, of the
West End, on Thursday evening. Quite a
number of young folks were present and an
enjoyable time was had by all. Dancing, sing
ing and the playing of games wcro the leading
features of the evening's fun. Following aro
the names of thoso present; The Misses Mary
Carrol, Rosie Diebold, LvdH Barr. Katie Flinu,
Annie Kerrigan, Marv Kinney, Marv A. Mc
Cabe, Kate and Ellie Durkln, Marv McKeofcr,
Winnie and Julia Flinn, Cora and Edith Gall.
Lizzie Foley. Clara Foran, Katie Crow; Masters
Joseph Hcldenrich, James McDermotvDaniel
McCabe, D. McKeefer, John Keenan. Tom
V... Tt P.t..i,ln n T7.....U.I1 UTIIhn Watch
John Ryan, L. Buckley, Tom O'Toole.,,
Trinity Hall, at Washington, had quite a
grand hall Thursday evening, given by the
Rector and cadets. Tho hall was beautifully
decorated with evergreens, arms of the schools
and handsome banners. The music was from
Wheeling, and was furnished by Kilmeyer.
TJie caterer also-was from Wheeling. L. C
Dursr, and the refreshments were served in
tlegant style. The arms of the school were
nsed to decorate the spacious building. .About
200 guests ere present from Pittsburg, Wheel
ing, Umontown, Stcubeuvillc, Crafton and
Hazelwood. Among those present were: Mrs.
Wheat, of Wheeling: Mrs. Hazlett, Mrs. James
A. Henderson, of Pittsbuig; Mrs. Tntuan,
Misses Bell, of Uniontomi; Reed, Wood,
Sweeney, jr. Johnston. Kennan, Schmidt,
Hartje, Mueller, Montgomery, Best, Mc
Cullough; Messrs. Hartjpe, Trcadway, Ander
son, Best. McKennan, J. A. Henderson.'Boylc.
Mueller, Dalley, Montgomery, Allison, Day and
many others.
Wcddluc Bells.
At the residenco of the bride, 212 Federal
street, Allegheny, on Thursday afternoon,
February 2L Mr. Joseph it Davis and Miss
Clara J. Sam plo were united in the bonds of
matrimony by Rev. W. M. Cowl, in tho pres
ence of the immediate members of both fami
lies. After the ceremony tho young couple de
parted on a Western trip.
PcrsonnI Gossip.
The wife of Captain B. E. Axons left last
night on an extended tour East.
Miss Clara Ziegler. of Forbes street. Is the
guest of her brother, Harry A. Ziegler, of Free
port. Mr. Wm. Scmple left Wednesday evening for
a two weeks' trip to Boston and other Eastern
Mr. Alex J. Henderson, Clarence Heintz and
Harry Walnwright aro spending a few days
home from Trinity Hall.
Mrs. John S. Spiegel, after a month's visit to
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Semplo, left
for Detroit Friday morning.
Owing to the prolonged absence of Mrs.
Phipps, of Irwin avenue, Allegheny, the Satur
day "At Homes" announced for March will be
postponed until April.
Mrs. Wm. Semple. Jr., and Master E. C. Sem
ple left lor Philadelphia, Thursday evening,
where thev will spend two weeks visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Edward C. Diehl, of Marble Terrace.
Mr. B. N. Jacobs left yesterday evening to at
tend the convention of the Grand Lodge order
"Kasher Shel Bazel," which convenes to
morrow at Philadelphia. Mr. Jacobs will renew
old acquaintances in New York before return
ing. The following are recent arrivals at the Ho
tel Royal. Atlantic Citv: Mr. and Mrs. J.
Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. 'J. H. Henrv, Chas.
Henrv, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Benj. MeCord, Mr.
and Mrs. Jos. R. Bailev, Mr. and Mrs. George
Farrell, Mr. nd Mrs. Jos. It Long, all of Pitts
burg; J. It Brown, Jr., E. M. Mitchell and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Ross, of Allegheny; Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. H. Fithian and Miss FIthian, of
Wheeling, W. Va.
J. D. Rhivers went East last week on busi
ness. H H. Derbln has been quite ill the past
Charles Bingham has returned home
from Philadelphia.
Mrs. L. C. Brown has been away, attending
her sister, who is quite ilk
Add Mcintosh contemplates a visit to
Louisville, Ky., in the near future.
Charles Baers passed around the cigars
last week, it's a girl baby, this time.
MRS. Lewis McIntyre returned home last
week after a five days' absence, visiting
A. H. Neal, who sustained severo injuries
by falling down the steps of Trinity church, is
Will Stotz, manage of the gents' furnish
ing goods department at Gusky's, went to New
York last Sunday.
James Wilson, who cut Burt Starr across
the face with a blacksmith's paring knife, is
supposed to be insane. The injured boy will
be marked for life.
Nile R. Moore and William Martin, our
new Borough Councilman, will, no doubt, help
give the place a few more needed improve
ments. At least, it is to be hoped that they
George "W. Wjods was quietly married last
Wednesday to Miss Maud McKelvey, of Alle
gheny, formerly of Altoona. Tho happy couple
will go to housekeeping hero with the well
wishes of many friends.
TnE Bcllevue and Davis Island Dam Rail
road has collapsed, and just what will be the
outcome of the little road no one knows. It is
to be hoped some enterprising parties will tako
bold of the matter, and, if properly managed,
no doubt, will be a paying investment.
The Ladies' Aid Society of tho Episcopal
Church of the Epiphany gave a grand supper at
the handsome residence of John McClurg Fri
day evening. The entertainment was very in
teresting, especially tho singing of the little
ones. The Bellevne Legion of Select Knights
were also present, but the young lady who
stated thoy wero coming for "bread and cheese
and kisses," and she would do the kissing,
failed to perform that duty, and was only con
spicuous for her absence.
Arrnngenienii Seine Made for the Conclave
at Richmond.
S. A. "Will, Supreme Archou of the Im
proved Order of Heptasopbs, yesterday
made the preliminary arrangements for the
transportation of the delegates from this
vicinity to the regular biennial meeting of
the order to be held at Richmond, Va. The
session will begin Tuesday, April 16, and
will last four or five days. There will be
about 250 delegates present from all parts
of the country. About 25 of them will go
from this city.
Among the business to be transacted is
the election of officers ot the order. Mr.
Will is the present national head of the
organization, snd is serving his fourth
year. The other Supreme Conclave officers
from Allegheny county are S. TJ. Trent, of
this city, who is a member of the Committee
on Law and Appeals, and S. Zi..SIcQoldin,
of McKeesport, who is the Supreme
"Warder. The last biennial meeting "was
held in Harrisburg. There are about 14,000
members in the order.
Carpets and Curtain
Are Groetzingcr's specialties. Every grade
of both lines for spring now open at 627 and
029 Penn avenue.
Removal "Sale Savo SO Per Cent on Dlu
.. monds and Watches,
Jewelry, clocks, etc. Avery complete stock
to select from. "WiH remove Apririlrom
13 Fifth avenue to 420 Smithfield st.
Jas. McKee, Jeweler.
Wash Goods Department.
All the choice novelties in Anderson and
American zephyrs, Etoile du nord, etc.
mwfsu Hugos & Hacke.
Carpets and Cnrtaini
Are Groetzinger's specialties. Every grade
of both lines lor spring now open at 627 and
629 Penn avenue.
Carpels nnd Cartnlna
Are Groetzinger's specialties. Every grade
of both lines lor spring now open at 627 and
629 Penn avenue.
Dr. O'Kxefe's dyspepsia pills, 25 cent.
Good as gold. 34 Fifth ave.
rr. , - fi r"i
Murray and Murphy
Grand Opera Hocsi..
Margaret Mather
academy op Mcsic.
- Uus Hill's Novelties
Harris' Theater..
Truo Irish Hearti"
Curiosities, etc.
The above are tho theatrical attractions for
this week.
This Week's Attractions.
Murray and Murphy will be the cards at the
Bijou next week, beginning to-morrow even
ing, with usual matinee. These gentlemen are
the loaders In Irish comedy. Their play, "Our
Irish Visitors," has been seenln Pittsburg, and
thousands have laughed at it. It is a rollicking
comedy, full of lively incidents, and lit up at
every point with the rare good humor of the
light-hearted Hibernian. There is repartee of
the wittiest kind and lots of singing and danc
ing. The dramatic value of the piece is over
shadowed by the abundance of fun which it
buasts, and Murray and Murphy are, of course,
the central figures. It is said that their com
pany is stiouger than any they have yet had.
The specialties are new and original, and thoy
arestre.vn through the comedy in delightful
profusion. The team is under tho management
of J. M. Hill, and this fact alono is a guarantee
of the excellence of the comedians and of the
character of their entertainments.
One of the best actresses upon our stage to
day, Margaret Mather, will appear in a series
of legitimate drama at tho Grand Opera House
this week. Pittsburg has always shown large
appreciation of her genius, and doubtless will
do so on this occasion. Her company contains
J. B. Studley and other actors of recognized
ability. The repertoire is as follows: Monday
and Thursday evenings and Saturday matinee,
"Romeo and Juliet;" Tuesday ana Friday even
ings, "Lean;" Wednesday matinee, "Lady of
Lyons:" Wednesday evening, "The Honey
moon;" Saturday evening, "Peg Wofflngton."
In Gns Hill's World of Novelties is found
an array of talent that will attract great au
diences to Harry Williams' Academy this
week. The organization IS one of the strong
est of its kind before the public, and includes
some of Pittsburg's favorites in the art of fun
making, specialty acting, etc All the acts are
new and bright, and many of the specialty per
formances aro utterly unique.
"True Irish Hearts" is the Irish play
which the McCarty and McCall Company will
give at Harris' Theater next week. The play
and cast have been highly commended else
where, and they are likely to please Pitts
burgers. .
The Casino Museum has a little army of nov
elties of various sorts behind its doors this
week. The Museum did a great business on
Washington's Birthday.
KcIioch of the Stage.
Mrs. Potter made money in "Cleopatra,"
but Mrs. Langtry lost in "Macbeth," says Joe
Colonel W. E. Sinn, manager of the Brook
lyn Park Theater, and Congressman Felix
Campbell are to build a new theater in Brook
lyn, which is to cost $500,000.
Yachting? experts pronounce the new yacht
scene in "The Stowaway" to be the most accu
rate representation of a vessel that was ever
shown on a stage. It was the creation of the
eminent scenic artist, Richard Marston.
Arrangements havo been made by which
Mme. Patti will mako i her positively last fare
well tour of America next season, giving SO
performances of grand opera in the United
States, Canada and Mexico, beginning in New
York on Decembers, ISStf, and appearing hero in
"Juliet" or "Lakme."
Another distinguished player, a woman,
says the Dramatic Jltrror, upon being compli
mented and told that she mnst havo imagined
herself really to be the character she was
personating, replied: "Not the least bit in the
world." "But you wept; I saw the tears." "True,
but it was not the character that made me
weep; It was the sound of my voice, the realism,
of my accent"
xiiEKE is a story aoout to tne enect that a
"country cousin," who had intended to see
"Faust Up to Date." a Burlesque runnmirat
the Strand Theater, London, strayed recently,
by accident, into the Lvcenm, where Irving is
playing "Hamlet." After the "show" was
over he was asked what he thought of it, and
all he could say was that "These Scotch sub
jects don't seem to lend themselves well to
The opera which. Mr. George Cockle, tho
English musician, has composed on the sub
ject of "The Lady of Lyons" will not, of
course, be the first which has been founded on
Bulwer Lytton's drama. Musicians and ama
teurs have not yet forgotten tho "Pauline" of
Mr. F. H. Cowen, in which there was so much
good writing, and in which our old friend
Claude figured as a barytone (represented by
Mr. Stantley). .
Mrs. Lanotey has'decided to accept the of
fer made her by a London manager to appear
there next season in a spectacular production
of "Henry VIII." Her present season will end
abont May 4. but she will not go abroad until
August Mrs. Langtry has also received offers
from Australia and St. Petersburg for seasons
in her entire repertoire, and it is not unlikely
that she w ill make a tour of the world after her
season in England.
Manager Harris, having secured the ele
gant Hennepin Avenuo Opera House in Min
neapolis, which was completed only six months
ago, and which is reported to bo one of the
finest theatres in the West, can now boast of
four firt class houses, all of which will bo in
the field next season. The theater mentioned,
the Academy of Music, Baltimore, the Bijou
Theater, Washington, and Harris' Theater,
Louisville, are the houses in question, and
they will be filled with first class attractions
Mr. Wilson Barrett is well pleased with
the reception given to his revival of "Hamlet"
both by the public and by the critics of Lon
don, England. The former has nightly filled
tho Princess. On Jtwo occasions those members
of theComedle Fraucaise who were lately in
London, came to see the performance, and one
of them, who had plavcd Laertes In tho latest
revival of "Hamlet"' in Pans, presented Mr.
Barrett with his photograph in the character,
inscribing on it the graceful words: "From tho
little Laertes of Franco to the great Hamlet of
Benjamen, the autograph dealer, says that
Bernhardt, Terry and Langtry's letters fetch
tho highest prices nowadays. A Patti auto
graph is worth 3 and a Potter note tl 10. A
good specimen of Lilllo Lehman's handwriting
can be had for the price of 20 beers, while tho
signature of Charlotte Cushman brings as
much as 10. Mario Jansen, who is a lazy
writer, is among the rarestautographs of comic
opera favorites, with the exception of one who
cannot write at all. The autograph of the
greatest queen of comic opera is absolutely
worthless, either on a contract a note, or on a
Within a short time Pauline Hall, Lena
Merville, Vcrno a Jarbean and Isabclle Urqu
hart havo been interviewed on the subject of
tfghtf. Miles. Bonfantl, 'Cappelinl, Paris and
Cornalba have given interviewers their opinion
on the weight of ballet skirts. Kate Castleton
Flora Walsh and Georgie Parker have signed
printedartlcles on soubrette underwear. .Rose
Coghlan has discussed whether marriage ig a
failure. Georgie Cayvan has discoursed on
real tears and stage tears, and Mary Anderson
has given a piece of her mind, in print on so
ciety actresses who dars to go on boards after
taking ten lessons in elocution.
It has been an open secret, says the Mirror,
for the past week or two that somewhat
strained relations have existed between David
Henderson, the manager" of the Chicago Opera
House,' and Alfred Thompson, the author, cos
tumer and general director of the burlesques
wbicn have been the summer attraction at that
house. The new burlesque for next summer
will bo that' of "Barbe Bleu," and negotiations
have been begun with Richard Barker, the En
glish manager, who staged the "Yoeman of tho
Guard" at the Casino, to put the burlesque on
in Chicago. As Mr. Thompson has a three
years' contract with Mr. Henderson, it is not
likely that the affair will end without litiga
tion, though there is talk of a compromise.
Mr. Mansfield has again changed his
abode, our Enalish correspondent writes. He
arrived at Bournemouth last week, and will re
main there for another ten days. His health is
greatly Improved. Meanwhile the preparations
for "Richard IIL" go on a raervellle. The
scenery, costumes, armor; etc., aro all well
under way. The completo 'cast is cot yet s,ct
tled. but wc may say that Mis CameronciU be
Lady Anne, Miss Mary Rorko tho Sliiabeth
and Mr.Luigi Lablacho the Richmond. In
connection with this revival a great hue and
cry is being raised about Cibber. As a matter
of fact, no one knows what ilr. Mansfield will
or will not do. He has drawn upon tho best
versions, made his own book and taken only
such liberties with the test and, scenes as aro
necessary to make a good actiogplay.
LenaMerville and Ro3e Coghlan have
property in "Vonkcrs. Madeline Lucette has a
villa at New Rochelle. Nellie McHenry has
property iu a half-dozen towns in the North
wast, beside her pretty villa in the Navcsink
Highlands in the Jerseys. Maggie Mitchell
owns land in Long Branch and New York.
Lolta owns outright more than S300,C00 north
of property on M inbattan Island and a J180,(XX)
mortgage on the biggest hat manufactory in
America. Kate Castletort- looks over her own
acres from Castle Castleton, near Oakland,
Cal., and Annie Summcryille looks as if she
owned the earth. Langtrv has a cattle ranch,
and so has Modjeska. Emelia Summerville
hn-i a few lntft npjir Watf hiter. and hones
soon to gefthe whole couniv. Mary Anderson
owns a great deal of real es'tatc, and sees that
the rents are paid. Lole Fuller says she owns
an orange grovo in Florida, and Annie Perkins
a rice field. So most of our actresses build
other than castles in the air.
B. P. O. E. Notes.
There are 114 lodges of Elks in the United
Cincinnati Lodge No. 0 is arranging for a
monster benefit.
The Elks' annual ball, at Denver Theater, on
the 7tb, was a great success.
Brother Lee ought to call the last social
session committee together.
Brothers Murray and Murphy will be
with us at this communication.
Cincinnati Lodge No. 5 reports that they
will bo up in full f ei ce at the reunion.
Brother Lemon was busy this week attend
ing tho Western Penitentiary Investigation.
Brothers Fuher and Gazzole spent a
very pleasant day in the country last Sunday.
Brother Nugent, Jn advance of Mnrray
and Murphy, has been in the city the past week.
Brother Geo. June, of Indianapolis Lodge,
savs be will be in Pittsburg, and ready for the
Brother Wallace was seen on the street
last v, oek. He is recovering from his recent
Brother James Piatt looked his best in
tho American Mechanics' parade ou Friday
afternoon. . ,
Brother Hsiner and Stophlett, both of
Pittsburg Lodge, are confined to their homes
with sickness.
will benefit on next Thursday afternoon at the
Star Theater.
New Castle Lodge No. 69 wonld like to
install Franklin Lodge if the District Deputy
wouia notiiy tuem.
Brother Winteenttz. of New Castle Lodge,
was in the city on last Friday, also Brother
Williams, of Youngstown Lodge.
Colonel Adam Kurtis, Treasurer of Erie
Lodge No. 67, was tendered a banquet and re
ception at tho Elks' Hall on February if.
ALL mombers who have not as yet turned in
their tickets from the benefit should do so by
next Tuesday, when the committee meets.
Brothers Illenberger, McAllister and
Wamserweroin Youngstown last week and
were entertained by members of Youngstown
Brother Louis Hartitan, of Cleveland
Lodge No. 18, was in the city last week on a
business trip. Ho is negotiating for the White
Elephant Theater in that city.
THE Executive Committee of Pittsburg
Lodge No. 11 met Thursday to fix a date for
the reunion to bo held here; and now that the
stait is made the different committees should
meet regularly.
THESE committees on reunion will meet for
organization on Wednesday evening, 27th inst,
at 7:30 o'clock, at the office of John J. O'Reilly,
rooms 20 and 21 Schmidt & Friday building:
Finance Committee Levi DoWolfe, Matthias
Weiss, John Wamser, James W. Piatt, George
Reineman, Quincy A. Robinson. J. J. O'Reilly,
C. E. Swartwood, Thomas McRwaine, Joseph
Illenberger, A. A. Heiner, E. Z. Walnwright
W. H. Porter, Joseph Bihlman, F. J. Breuning,
James F. Galvln, George J. Schmidt, Charles
Breuning, George Mclntyre, Harry Alden, F.
H. Carle, J. P. MeCord and Dr. H. B. Orr.
Printing Committee George A. Madden. John
N. Hazlett Stephen Hornet, James F. Moore,
W. H. Watson and Sheldon C. Freeman.
The portrait in oil of a lady, three quarter
figure, now on exhibition at Gillespie's, is by
Dabbs, and proves that whatever style of pic
ture Mr. Dabbs undertakes he is sure to excel.
It Is commonly supposed that there is little
in common between the Terpslchorean art and
the art of the docorator, hut the former has
recently been pressed into the service of tho
latter in New York. It is said that the costume
ball held under the auspices of the Society of
Decorative Art at the rooms of the water
Color Society, yielded tho sum of $4,900, from
which amount only some slight incidental ex
penses will have to be deducted, leaving quite
a snug sum to go into the society's treasury.
A sir all collection of paintings by some of
the most famous artists whose work have ever
been brought to this city will hang in the Gil
lespie gallery during the present week. There
are no works in this collection by any artists
but tlose whose names staiftt high on tho roll
of fame, and its exhibition here will afford
many persons an opportunity to examino pic
tures of a character not often seen outsido of
certain favored localities. Among painters
who possess a world-wide reputation, and who
are represented by works in this collection,
mention may be made of a fewtof the most fa
mous, whose names will be faraHliar to most of
our readers. Tb. Rousseau is represented by
a picture called "The Dawn," a companion to
the one in the Morgan Bale called "Twilighti"
Jules Breton, by one entitled "8t. John's
Eve:" VanMarqne.'by one called "La Pas
toral." A number of works bv such men as
Pcrrault, Corot, Sckachlnger, Henrier, J. G.
Vibert, Saddler and others of equal ability
will bo sure to arrest the attention of tho visi
tor to the gallery. The "Corot" of this collec
tion is a splendid little work, formerly ownM
by Mr. Secret on, and like the work bv J. G.
Viberr, the author of tho famous "Mission
ary's 8tory," and that by Henner, who painted
the "Fabiola," which is so well known from re
productions, the name of the artist U sufficient
to convey an idea of the character of the work
by its mere mention.
The Grnnd Lake Coal Company's Property
Bought In by tho Creditors.
The boats and property of the Grand Lake
Coal Company, along the river in Pittsburg,
were sold yesterday by the Sheriff. All the
property was purchased by Isaac S. Van
Voorhis, Esq., for a nominal sum for the
benefit of the creditors. The Sheriff's sale
merely divests the title of the owners.-
The Sam Miller was bought for 5600, and
the J. S. Mercer and Blackmore for $100
apiece, subject to the debts.t One loaded
coalbaat was bought for $100, and two load
ed boats at Monongahela Citv were pur-'
chased by J. F. Jones for $1,250. Two
empty boats at Gumbert & Bney'sand two
more at Bobbin's boat yard, one being load
ed, were sold in the afternoon, but it is not
known who bought them.
The Femickey Dlnkes Changes to Sail the
Bellevernan Road.
A new time table, going Into effect to
day on the Femickey road, has been ar
ranged to accommodate the McKeesport and
Bellevernon road.
The train from West Newton will arrive
at 7:15 A. M.; from Elizabeth at 8:30 a. M.;
New Haven accommodations at 11:30 a. ji.
and 6:05 P. M.
Trains will leave for New Haven at 650
A. M. and 450 r. m.; for Elizabeth at 5:05
p. M., and West Newton at -C5 r. M.
Nearly all the trains will make connections
with the McKeesport andBellevernon road,
and some of the trains will run through to
Elizabeth without.change.
Fine watch repairing; lowest prices, at
Hauch's, No. 295 filth ave. wrsu
SCBOrcriiA cured free of charge at 1102
Carson st, Soutbside.
Silk Department.
A 24-inch black gros-grain silk, our regu
lar $1 CO quality, we offer this week only at
$1 10 per yard. Huous & Hacke.
- Mwrsu .
InancnrnT Orders for tho Fourteenth Notes
Ticked Up nt the Armories. '
The following order has been issned:
Headquarters KouRrassTn bbgimest, )
Second Brigade. National o hard or Finn-
SYLVANIA. riMabnnr.Pa.. February 18S. )
Order No. J. for tho purpose or participating
in the Inauguration or Benjamin Harrison, Pres
ident, this regiment will assemble at Central Ar
mory, I'itisburr. Satsrday, March Sid. IhSO. at 8
o'clock r. M., cqulnrcd In heavy marching ordor
and with tlirecdjjs cooked rations.
II. ComDanlcj Incited nntslrts of Plttahnrir will
take trains m follows: Company O at Uakdaie, at
4:10 o'clock v. m., central time; Company -h. at
Mauilield, at 4SO o'clock r. M., central tunc;
Company I at Ell7abeth. at 5:43 o'clock r. M city
time; Company F will Join regiment en route st
M?5 L!ScTyr' t 7ii o'clock p. St., city time.
III. Field nnd staff officers will appear in parade
at Washington mounted, equipped with reenla
tion (rauntleu. leKglns. haversacks and blankets,
to be drawn rrom Quartermaster It C Patterson
before leaving Pltuhurg.
IV. The regiment will embark on train V. It. It.
at Luton depot, fullowing Eastern express at 7:15
o'clock p. it. sharp. Transportation will not be
furnished to, nor persons allowed on the train who
are not member:, of tho regiment and fully
equipped in regulation uniform and accoutre
ments. V. Company commanders and drum major
will report strength. of their commands in form or
morning reports to the adjutant immediately
upon leaving Plttsbure. These must correspond
accurately with amount or transportation re
quired. VI. Chaplain Latshaw McUuIre and Quarter
master It C. Patterson will precede the regi
ment, leaving on Thursday evening, and arrange
the quarters for the occupancy or the regiment
upon its arrival In Washington.
VII. Further orders for participation in par
ade and return or regiment wUlbepuhllshed upon
.arrival in Washington.
By order of Col. P. D. Percbnient.
J Alius h ItoBn, Adjutant.
Notional Guard Notes.
Captain Alfred E. Htjnt, of Battery B,
is in Washington, getting things in shape for
tho boys' arrival next Sunday.
Mastek Jaxes C. Read, of this city, has
been designated as a candidate for admission
to the West Point Military Academy.
Ax invitation has been oxtended to several of
the regular army and navy officers in this city
to accompany the Eighteenth Regiment to
Washington next week.
Major JosErn T. Speek, formerly of the
Eighteenth Regiment, has mAle arrangements
for an extended trip to Europe. He sails May
4 and expects to be gone a year.
Special Orders No. 6 from Division Head
quarters announces the discharge of Captain
Joseph E. Valentine, or Company C, Second
Regiment by reason of resignation.
Adtctant General axline, of tho Ohio
National Guard, was in the city during the
week. He expects to tako about 3.C00 men to
Washington for the inauguration parade.
Captain A. J. Logan, of this city, has been
appointed an aid on tho staff of Governor
Beaver for the inanpnral narade. He has de
cided to remain with his regiment however.
A meeting of the Board of Control of the
Fourteenth Regiment will be held to-morrow
evening for the purpose of completing arrange
ments for tho trip next week. A. full attend
ance is requested.
GeoegeR. Russell, of Boston, a member
of tho Massachusetts Volunteers, recently
"made S9 points on the standard American tar
got, at 200 yards. It is the highest record eer
made with the national arm at that distance off
Most of the city companies in the two local
regiments have been inspected during the past
two weeks, and as a rule havo shown up pretty
welt In several cases there was a considerable
absence of State property in the shape of knao
sacks and canteens.
The new Minneapolis armory, lately erected,
13 said to he a fearful and wonderful piece of
architecture, and a glorious monument to the
contractor that built it The walls vary several
feet In height and the roof has a sag in it like
the back of a horse.
Compant A, of the Fifth Infantry Cali
fornia National Guard will pass through the
city this week to attend the inauguration at
Washington. They propose to give an exhibi
tion of fancy drilling ilnrini- thn narari and
their expenses for the trip will be S,500, raised
uy Buuauiipuuu.
AN election for captain in Company A,Eight
eentb, will be held to-morrow evening at the
barracks, on Penn avenne. The election will
be conducted by Major J. C. Kay, and the new
officers will bo: Captain. Charles Roessing;
First Lieutenant F. H. Mattcrn, and Second
Lieutenant J- R- Tracey.
Colonel W. H. Bloosieb, of the Seventy
fourth New York Regiment who was recently
tried by court martial for conduct unbecoming
a gentleman and officer and making false
parade returns, has been found guilty of the
charges and sentenced to be cashiered from the
State service. There were 22 specifications to
the charges and he was guilty of them alt
THE staff officers of tho Eighteenth Regi
ment received during the week the new regula
tion sabers and white gauntlet?, which they re
cently adopted at a meeting held for that pur
pose. The sabers are of extra quality, with
whito shark-skin grips. The stockinet pants
add top boots will not be completed in time for
the Inaugural trip, but will be ready for use in
New York, should the regiment decide to go.
' Two-thirds of the Sergeant Majors
throughout the State habitually use the officer's
sword attached to the belt by a sling, either
through ignorance or desiro to make a bigger
display. A recent note in a military journal
states that the proper sword for Sergeant
Majors is exactly the same as those worn by
the other non-commissioned staff officers, and
that tho sling and bright scabbard business
aoe&n't go m tne regular service.
The Washington Infantry has completed
final arrangements for tho trip to Washington.
The company will go in two special cars and
take a brass band of 15 pieces. The f nil com
pany will go, 62 men and three officers It is ex
pected to leave here on Saturday evening next
and leave "Washington on Tuesday evening
March 5. The quarters engaged in Washing,
ion are at Nft.4& Maine avenue, two blocks
from the P. R.R. depot The armory will be
onen'everv night this week. A special metelner
will bo held next Tuesday evening. Forty
eight men drilled last Friday night
The commandants of regiments in the in
augural parade next week, should by all means
pay attention to one point, and that is the
equalization of their companies. Those who
have seen photographs of the turn out in Phila
delphia last fall, will remember the ragged
appearance many of the legiments made, on
account of the failure to equalize. Whileit is
probablva little hard on a Captain who has
worked hard and taken 60 good men with him
to bo compelled to share them with a smaller
company, yet the appearance of the regiment is
so much at stake that personal feelings should
be overlooked. .
Next Wednesday will be a red-letter day for
the officers of the Tenth Regiment They will
assemble at Little Washington for the purpose
of re-electing Colonel Alex. L. Hawkins as
their commandant for five years more. Colonel
Hawkins entered the Tenth Regiment a3 Cap
tain of Company II in 1ST7, and has served as
commandant of the regiment for the past ten
years. His record in tho late war was a brill
iant one, having enlisted as a private In the
Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry in 1S62. Btead
ily rising to the capacity of Captain, and being
mustered out in January. 1S0G. The election
will be conducted by Colonel Norman M. Smith,
of this city.
Batteut B is ordered to assemble at City
Hall on Suiithtleld street at 7:30 next Sunday
evening to proceed to Washington. Men must
appear in full regulation uniform and monnted
and non-commissioned officers will appear with
top boots and buckskin gauntlets. The Battery
will laevo Washington toretnrn on Tuesday
night, March 5. Special transportation will be
given to men wishing to return the night of
March 4. The baggage car, together with four
gondolas, carrying the guns and carriages, will
leave on Tuesdav morning. February 28. The
cost of the trip will be 82 60 for each man in the
sleeping-car, and $3 00 per man for rations
while away, the amount being payable at once
to Lieutenant It C. KimmeL
Oar New Stock Carpets nnd Curtains Are
All Here nnd Open.
"We have now the largest and finest stock
of carpets and curtains of every grade ever
imported by any house west of New xjrk.
"Wholesale and retail.
627 and C20 Penn avenue.
" Wash Goods Department
An uneqnaled variety to select from in
French and American" satines. Many ex
clusive designs. Huaus & Hacke.
The Pittsburg Beef Co.,
Agents for Swift's Chicago dressed beef,
sold at wholesale during the week ending
February 23, 138 carcasses of beef; average,
weight per carcass, 638 pounds; average
price, 5.63 cents per pound.
O'Keefe's , rheumatism pills
Good as gold'. 34 Fifth ave.
Fine watch repairing; lowest prices, at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. wrsu
Military order o. .he Loyal Legion.
This order is composed exclusively of
officers who served in the "War of the Re
bellion and their male heirs. The members
are designated as companions. The Mili
tary Order of the Loyal Legion of the
United States was instituted in Philadel
phia, April 15, 1865, the day Abraham. Lin
coln died. According lo the constitution of.
the order there can be but one commandery
iu each State. At present there- are
18 of these, the last one having been
instituted at Indianapolis, Ind., last
December. President-elect Harrison was a
member of the Ohio Commandery, but he
was transferred to the Indiana Commandery
as a charter member. Ex-President Entb
erfordB. Hayes is Commander in Chief. The
headquarters of the Commandery in Chief are
at No. 139 South Seventh street Philadelphia,
of which Colonel John P. Nicholson Js Grand
Recorder. He is also recorder of the Penn
sylvania Commandery. This commandery has
the largest number ot members, having over
fourteen hundred. A roster of the entire
membership is being prepared and will soon be
issued. The roster for Pennsylvania, issued in
18a7, is a handsome volume of nearly two hun
dred pages, and contains the record of each
member while in the army.
The first one from this vicinity to become a
member was thu late General J. B. Sweitier.
Following him, and in the order of their elec
tion, thoso named below became members:
Richard Coulter, Grecnsbnrg; John T. Dennis
ton, George B. Edwards, deceased; Dr. James
King, deceased; Charles L. Fitzhugh; Joseph
F. Dennlstun, A. P. Davis. J. F. Slagle, George
McLaughlin, Edward Jay Allen, William Mc
Conway.John Caldwell, Levi Bird Dun. Will
iam G. McCandless, Matthew Stanley
Quay, Beaver, William McClelland, Will
iam J. Moor head, James H. Murdock;
B. F. Jennings, Thomas Williams, Jr., George
W.Dean, Joseph A. Phillips, D. C. Phillips,
Henry H. King, James M. Schoonmaker, Jas.
Collord, Alfred Hicks, Leechburg; William R.
Jones, Braddock: J. E. Schwartz, David M.
Watt, Henry A. Breed, W. S. Foster, Thomas
Howe Childs, Henry S. Sweitzer, Samuel BelL
Messrs. Childs, Sweitzer and Bell derive their
membership through their fathers.
Colonel James H. Childs was killed at An
tietam September 17, 1SGU, before the organiza
tion of the order. The son derives his member
ship from the service of his father. Mr,
Sweitzer is a member, succeeding to his father,
as well as on account of the batter's service.
Mr. Bell is a member of the second class, his
father being allye. In addition to the forego
ing are Harry D. Campbell, of the California
Commandery; H. B. DuBarry. of the Pennsyl
vania Company of tho Ohio Commandery, and
George W. McKee. Commandant of tha Alie.
gheny Arsenal, of. the New York Commandery.
John H. Shocnberger.formerly of this city.now
of Now York, is a member of the third class, a
kind of honorary membership, permissible
under the rules.
Tho members resident in this vicinity held
their first social at the Duquesne Hotel on Fri
day evening last Washington's Birthday.
Covers were laid for 22. Judge Slagle acted as
toastmaster at the banquet which wa3 a very
enjovable affair, consisting ot short addresses,
old army songs and war reminiscences.
The Banquet Committee consisted of Edward
J. Allen. Chairman: James Collord, John T.
Denniston, William G. McCandless ami James
M. Schoonmaker. Tho officers ot the local
association are J. F. Slagle, President: William
It Jones, Vice President and William Mc
Clelland. Secretary. The next meeting will be
held the closing part of next Apnt
It Was a Grand Success.
The Martha Washington Tea Party, held
Friday evening last in Hamilton's Art Cham
ber by the Ladles' Aid Society Ub. 1, auxiliary
to Davis Camp, Sons of Veterans, was a grand
social, artistic and financial success. The
young ladies who served the visitors were at
their best and made a very favorable impression
on the large number of patrons, who included
many prominent people In social and Grand
Army circles. The tables were removed about
11 P. IT. and an entertainment followed, which
was well directed by L. H. R. Foulk, consisting
of an address by Colonel Thomas G. Sample, a
violin solo by Miss Mamie Sawyer, a
recitation by Mis Caddie Whito and a solo by
Miss Irene Sample. Dancing was then in order,
which continued until 2 a. Jr. Much of the
credit of this successful and brilliant affair is
due to Mrs. Colonel W. L. Foulk, President of
tho Society, who was ably assisted by the differ
ent committees. Mrs. Major A. P. Davis rep
resented Martha Washington, and she per
sonated the character with dignity and grace.
The ladies, through the columns of The Dis
patch, desire to return their sincere thanks to
the many merchants and others for their lib
eral donations, among whom were S. S. Marvin
t Co., S. Hamilton, Demmler Brothers,Georgo
K. Stevenson & Co., William Haslage & Son.
William-Traveer, F.&J.Helnz, B. A. Elliott
and William P. Greer.
Grand Army Whisperings.
THE veterans are more than 1,000,000 strong.
Indiana has over 4,000 members of theWom
an's Relief Corps.
The first duty of tha nation is to the men
who saved its life.
OHIO claims to be the banner State of the W.
R.C. She has 234 corps.
One of the duties of the G. A. It is to Incul
cate patriotism, and teach strict obedience to
the constituted authorities of the land.
Comrade James Thoiipson, of Philadel
phia, is the President-elect of the One Hun
dred and Sixth Pennsylvania Veteran Asso
ciation. Fort nearly two days the Union prisoners of
war in Castle Morgan, at Cahawba, Alabama,
stood kneedeep in cold water during the month
of March. lb
Commander-in-Chief Warner, will secure
a place in the line of march for all G. A. R.
posts attending the inauguration services of
Comrade Harrison.
Comrade Peter Carlin, of the West End,
is receiving congratulations of tbe "boys" uppn
the marriaco of his accomnilshed daughter
Mary, last week, to Jeremiah Shehan.
Yonkers, N. Y., is to have a soldiers' monu
ment consisting of a column and statue, to be
erected in some public place in the city yet to
be selected. It will cost not less than M,O0U
Comrade W. J. Davis, of Pobt3,the only
veteran in company u, oi mo eighteenth Regi
ment, will be present at the inaugural cere
monies of Comrade Benjamin Harrison, President-elect
Comrade Benjamin Harrison was the
first member of tbe G. A. R. elected to the
Presidency of tbe United States. Grant
Hayes and Garfield were members, but not
until after their inauguration.
Arlington is the largest of the 82 military
cemeteries established throughout tho Unitod
States by tho Government Tho graves of over
16,000 soldiers of the last war are in its lnclos
ures. The estate comprises 1.160 acres.
Colonel J. C. Hull Post Xo. 137 will make
a fraternal visit to Post 3 to-morrow evening.
Commander Askin requests the comrades of
157 to assemble at Municipal Hall, in full uni
form, not later than 7:43 on Monday night
Business of considerable importance to all
members ot Andrew Carncgio Camp No. 162,
Sons of Veterans, will be np for discussion at
tho meeting next Tuesday evening. Every
member should be present promptly at the
THE G. A. R. in .New York City, Brooklyn
and neighboring towns will hold a grand recep
tion on April 30 next In honor of Commander-in-Chief.
Major William Warner. Shultzer's
Harlem River Park has been hired for the
The last Vermont Encampment was much
the largest ever held by that department In
the future encampments will have to be held in
ono of the three largest cities In the Btate,
since no other could furnish sufficient accom
modations. General Lucius Fairchild Is suggested
by the Wisconsin comrades for Commissioner
of Pensions. Thousands and thousands of
veterans well know how honest and true the
Past Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army
of the Republic is.
The members of Col. R. G. Shaw, Poit No.
200 (colored;, aro busily engaged making prep
arations for a grand concert to bo held In the
Fifth Avenue Market House, Wednesday and
Thursday evenings, March 13 and 14. It should
be well patronized.
The Ladies' Aid Society No. 21. auxiliary to
Major J. F. Slagle Camp lio. 119, Sous of Vet
erans, will hold an apron and necktie social
next Thursday evening at Penn Incline Halt,
f which promises to be a grand affair. Music by
tho Mozart Orchestra. '
J It is a statistical fact that the War of the Re-
hellion was fought and the victory won by tho
boys of this country. The average age of the
I men composing the Union armies "was a I rac-
uoa over m yeare, uuu iuoy hwu wo um. aw
diers on God's footstool.
C03ieades having in charge petitions and
indorsements favoring- the selection of Com
rade If, IT. BengoSigh as the next Pension
Agent in this city.are requested to forward the
same to Comrada O. S. ilcllwatne. City Treas
urer's office, Pittsburg, at once.
The report of tho representatives of Post
137 to the Department Encampment at Erie,
was read last Thursday night before that Post
by Comrade H. H. Bengough. It was a lull and
detailed report of the proceedings of the En
campment and was listened to attentively by
tho comrades present, who manifested great in
terestrin the matter.
Colonel John R. Oitbslee, an active and
popular member of Post No. 4, Latrobe Pa Is
a candidate for Sheriff of Westmoreland
county. Comrade Onrsler procured 51 tomb
stones for deceased comrades, secured the ad
mitance of 20 orphans in the Soldiers' Orphan
Schools and obtained places in the Soldiers
Home for hve worthy veterans.
The fourteenth annual concert and recep
tion of the original Grand Army Band, held as
the Coliseum last Wednesday evening, was in
keeping witn former entertainments a grand '
artistic and social success. The Committee of
'Arrangements deserve the highest credit
namely, Charles H. Hart Chairman; L. B.
Evans, Charles W. Caston, William Leach and
Rudolph Raab.
Post 123, of Allegheny, with its usual enter
prise, promptly tendered Department Com
mander Thomas J. Stewart tha services of tha
post as his escort to the National Encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic to be held
at Milwaukee next August A reply has been
received by Post Commander Sample, accept
ing the escort in most flattering language. At
least 150 members of the post will go, accom
panied by 30 to 40 pieces of the Grand Army
The fair of Post 236 opened very auspiciously
at Salisbury Hall, Southsido Market House, on
the evening of Washington's Birthday. Tho
comrades anticipate a successful time to its
finish, in abont four week. A Cordial invitation
is extended to all G. A. It posts and camps of
the Sons of Veterans, wbicn will be admitted
free In a body. Their visit will bo duly adver
tised if notification is sent to Commander J. E.
Johnson, No. 41 Amanda street Knoxvillo
borough. Pittsburg.
ME3. Cargo, the delegate from Colonel W.
H. Moody Circle, Ladles of the O.A. R.,to
Erie, found, on visiting the Soldiers' Home, a
means of making some of tho old boys more
comfortable, and reported the same at the
last meeting. The result was that yesterday an
extra largo rubbsr air cushion was expressed
to Carlins Wait formerly of the One Hundred
and Third Pennsylvania Volunteers, who is
suffering from paralysis, and a "bee" will bo
held shortly to make cushions for the chairs of
a number of other veterans, which will make
their seats less like a stool of repentance.
A Feline Army Turned Looso In a Town on
tho "Ulsilsslppi.
, ""When I was living in a steamboat town
on the Mississippi," remarked an old man
in a barber's shop a few days ago, "there
Was a fellow who put up a very neat job on
the inhabitants,against whom he must have
had some terrible grudge. He came into
the town one day and distributed handbills
right and left, taking; special pains to put
as many of them as possible into the hands
of farmers who had come is to sell their
"That was before the railroads came to
take business away from the river towns,
some of which had an immense trade. The
place I was in had 5.000 or 6,000 inhabitants
and was the shipping port for all the grain
raised for miles around, as well as the place
where the farmers obtained all their sup
plies. The last time I was there it had
dwindled to a village of 2,000 and perhaps
by this time it has no existence at all, even
on the map.
"These bills that were so freely scattered
about stated that the advertiser had a con
tract with a certain steamboat company for
furnishing a large number of cats to destroy
the rats and mice that were very numerous
about the warehouses at different landings
along the river. He therefore offered ?3ior
each full-grown torn cat, J2 for each healthy
female puss and 50 cents a head for kittens
old enough to get their own living. All tha
cats were to be delivered at a certain place
in the town on a Thursday evening the
night that a particular boat was due.
"Well, that Thursday alternoon came and
the streets of the town were just crowded
with people. They came in wagons, on foot
and on horseback, 'and every person carried
a sack, some of them several. It reminded
me of the old riddle abont St Ives.
Each wife had seven sacks.
Each sack had seven sacks.
Each cat bad seven kits
Kits, cats, sacks and wives.
How many wero going to St Ivesr
"By evening between 3,000 and 4,000 cats
had been brought into that defenseless city.
They were left in and about a vacant build
ing near the landing. 'The man who was to
purchase the cats was nowhere in sight Tha
country people were making inquiries for
him everywhere. A crowd of boys attracted
by the cater-wauiing, went to the old build
ing and began amusing themselves by un
tying the bags and letting out the cats. Of
course the cats began fighting and raised a
noise like 10,000 demons. Suddenly a
stampede occurred and the animals rushed
pell niell into the crowd, crawling over peo
ple, jumping and fighting, and climbing
walls and roofs in a mad race for liberty.
The bovs took after the cats, and the men
joined in, determined to rid the town of the
leline invaders. The next morning there were
a good many stray cats seen about in back
yards, and a good many dead ones lying in
the streets and alleys. One boatman said
he counted over 400 dead cats in the river.
The man who perpetrated the joke was
never seen in the place again, luckily for
"Do you expect anybody to believe this
yarn?" asked a man oi about the first
speaker's age.
"Has anybody been asked to believe it?"
was the rejoinder. And even the barber
was silent and the only sound audible was
the click, click of the tonsorial shears
echoing through the shop.
The Tlaco to Bay Carpets and Curtains
Is at the leading house in the West
Edward Groetzixgeb's,
027 and G7J Penn avenue.
1289 Yards Ladies' Cloth, 29c
Pure wool, any color a seller S3 Inch.
45-inch Embroideries, 37c.
The bargains in these goods astonish an who
see them. They are not more than half price.
5,000yds. Lonsdale Mus!in,7c
Attend the Sheeting Sale. One piece or an?
length you wish at this Muslin Bargain Sale.
Dries quickly; la not sticky
nor greasy; makes rongh skin
soft, smooth and velvety, and
does not smart the skin.
makes face powder adhere to
the skin and rsmieTait.in
visible. . . .
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Price Sfc cent. a is 1
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