Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 10, 1889, SECOND PART, Page 12, Image 12

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The author of "Don't," in answer to a
number of queries,' gives some advice to
those in the social swim to enable them to
avoid the numerous shoals and rocks with
which society abounds.
A iriendof mine Is to be 'married in a few
weeks. The wedding is to take place at the
home of the bride at 9 A. x. Immediately after
the wedding breakfast the bride and groom
leave on a short tour. None but the relatives of
bride and groom will be present
First How should the groom be attired?
Second Would a bracelet be a proper
present for the groom to make the bride?
Third Before leaving. Is It the correct thing
for tbe groom to kiss the female guests fare
well? Fourth What style of ring should the groom
give the bride, the ring ceremony not being in
cluded in the service?
First A Trince Albert coat, light colored
trousers, no gloves.
Second Yes.
Third It might be an agreeable thing, but
neither a necessary thing nor a correct thing.
i-ourtu li a ring is useu m tue ceremony it
should be of plain gold; if not, then tho groom
may rrcent the bride with any kind of ring be
thinks proper, just as he may present her with
any other piece of jeweirv.
Is it customary for ladies to takeoff their
bonnets at a formal luncheon ? H. R. K.
First If a gentleman calls on a young lady
and is asked to call again, and is not able to
call for quite a long time, is it correct to write
her a note apologizing for not calling ?
Second Also, is it correct to offer a young
lad money for the collection plate if you take
her to church? You Ksovr.
First No. It is not correct to address a note
to a young lady on any subject If for any
reason an apology is to be sent it should be ad
dressed to the young ladj's mother or guar
dian. Second No; decidedly not
"What is the proper attire for a gentleman to
wear to a 5 to 7 tea. A Reader.
Morning or promenade snit
Will j ou please inform the writer if the fad
of turning down corners on visiting cards has
gone out of fashion? Aktiitjk Awkejs.
The custom is altogether out of fashion.
.To settle an argument will you please answer
the following:
First After what hour should a man be in
full dress?
.Second At an afternoon tea (where there
there are many guests), after greeting the host
and hostess and partaking of refreshments, is
it improper to leave the house without bidding
Third. Should j ou leave cards at an evening
reception and at an afternoon tea?
Fourth fell ou Id husband and wife leave one
card (Mr. and Mrs.) or leave individual cards?
W. E. H.
Firt After 6 r. jr.
Second There is no host atan afternoon tea.
The entertainment is given by the wife or fe
male head of the household, 'tne masculine
members having no part in it The guest
should bid the hostess good evening on leav
ing. Third Yes.
Fourth No. They each should leave a card.
I want to give a theater party for a friend; in
tend to give a supper before, about 6 r. SI. Will
you kiudly tell me which side of the hostess the
honored guest should sit? Ought the cha
pel one sit at the foot of the table or should the
tuncc of the hostess sit at the foot or beside
her? I do not want to send engraved invita
tions or formal invitations to those whom I am
inviting. Will on kindly give me a sugges
tion how I should wr.te them? And should we
all meet at the place appointed for the supper,
and if so, should the hostess make it a point to
be the first to receive her guests.
A Daily Reader.
First The reception before a theater partv
should be a dinner and not a supper. Suppers
are entertainments for late in the evening, and
may follow hut-not precede the theater.
Second On the right
Third She mav sit anvwhere.
Fourth Sot by the lady's side anywhere
Fifth Send the usual invitation for dinner,
with the words at the foot: "Theater 8 o'clock."
Sixth Yes, yes.
First When invited to an afternoon recep
tion given by two friends, should I leave cards
for With?
Second If I cannot go. should I send a card
to each, and should they be sent in envelopes?
A Reader.
First Leave two cards.
Second Send two cards in envelopes, by
messenger or by post
What amusements other than music would
be appropriate at a stag party where smoking
and card playing are not allowed?
A stag party where neither smoking nor
caids are allowed must be a dreary affair, and
tlie best thing for everyone todo is to gohonie.
Wjth no cards and no tobacco, conversation
and story telling are all that is left but con
versation and story telling are not likely to
flourish without the stimulants of good wine
and good cigars.
Will you kindly exDlain why it is incorrect to
let yonr spoon remain in your cup while drink
ing your tea or to butter a w hole slice of bread
and take bites of it at table?
South Jersey.
If your spoon remains in your cup jou are
continually in danger of capsizing your tea or
coffe. by an accidental motion of the band.
This is one reason. Another is that it is ex
tremely awkward to drink with the spoon in
the cup, and all awkward things are to be
Battering a whole slice of bread and biting it
is a reminiscence of the nursery, and in the
nursery it should remain. The habitis clumsy,
- awkward, distasteful, inelegant childish and
opposed to tboe canons of neat and unobtru
sive eating which should characterize civilized
man at table. It would be just as proper to
thrust a handful of food in the mouth as to
thrust therein a vast slice of buttered bread.
no "miss" on her cards."
lam the only daughter at home, and I would
like to know when f should have "Miss" on my
visiting cards. Daisy.
When you have come out
the bride.
First Vho is to select the minister, the
bride or groom?
Second Who is to pay for the cards of invi
tation? constant Reader.
First The selection of the clergyman falls
upon the bride or her family. It is usual for
the marriage to take place at the church of the
bride's father or at his home, the ceremony
being performed by his clergyman.
Second The cards are sent by the bride's
-parents or guardians. The groom has nothing
to do with them, but his friends are naturally
included in the list of people invited.
(1). Will you please tell us what is the correct
thing in the matter of the groom wearing
gloves at a noon wedding? (2). If the rooms
should be lighted should a Prince Albert coat
be worn by the groom and ushers? (S). Should
the bride furnish them the ushers with
gloves and neckties, or do they arrange that
lor themselves?
Fit st He should not wear gloves.
Second At anoon wedding the groom and the
ushers should wear what is called a Prince
Albert coat
Third No. The bride,underno circumstances,
can have anything to do with the apparel of
the ushers.
First In sending regrets to a tea, should the
card bo sent by mail or messenger? 2. If by
the latter, should it be sent between the hours
oi toe tear a. should it be directed to tho
host and hostess, or all those receiving? 4.
What else should be put on the envelope?
First Either.
Second Before the entertainment
Third direct to the hostess. There is no host
at a tea.
Fourth The name and address of the host
First When, in a dance. Is the proper time
to present programmes for fillipg out the
Second Who should write the name of the
Third Should I bow to a lady, whom I met
at a dance, the next time I meet heron the
street, or is it proper to have another introduc
tion? Foui th What is the proper way to bow when
introduced to a person?
Fifth What step is used in the waltz the
First Before the dance
Second The gentleman.
Third Not unless she recognizes ybu flrst
' Fourth Bend your back and head forward
Fifth The gavotte a step that is part mln
uct and part waltz.
I am in receipt of an invitation, which reads:
"Miss Grace C . At home, Thursday, Febru
ary 21. Dancing." Accompanying it is her
mother's card, also, both of which are printed.
Who should the letter of acceptance be ad
dressed to. Miss or Mrs., and what would be
good form? A Reader.
The letter of acceptance should be addressed
to the mother. Say simply: Mr. accepts
with pleasure the invitation of Mrs. for
(and give day and date.)
Third If a lady goes to party with a gentle
man should the lady take it for granted that
her escort will take her out to supper?
Second Or might she accept the invitation
of another gentleman?
Third After dancing should the lady thank
the gentleman, or vice versa, or is it out of place
for either to do so?
Firsi Yes.
Second No.
Third Thanks are not necessary.
First Is it considered "the thing" to call after
a tea, having attended that entertainment?
Second If a lady invites agentlcman she has
known some time to her house to a small com
pany, but has never asked him to call before,
should he pay a call after the company without
being asked? Maggie Mat.
First Yes.
Second Yes. The obligation of a call after a
party or reception is not governed by any
previous circumstances.
First Will you kindly inform a constant
reader if it is proper to date an acceptance to a
Second Is it not proper to date all letters,
notes, acceptances, regrets, etc., under all
First Yes.
Second Yes.
If a lady goes to church with a gentleman
on his invitation, is she .expected to con
tribute at the collection, or should he do so for
both? AUST Dinah.
Each person should contribute to the plate
or not as be or she pleases, without regard to
the other.
First Do you dress in evening dress for
an. evening tea, from 8 to 10? ,
Second Do yon leave your card?
Third Do you have to call arter the tea?
Country Girl.
First You can go in evening dress to a late tea
if you choose to do so, but it is not improper to
go in a bonnet
Second Leave your card on a cardrecelveras
you depart
Third Yes.
Please inform me the meaning of the words
"trade lass" as used In societv. and oblige.
F. P. Phillips.
"Trade lass" is a term we never heard in so
ciety or anywhere else, and hope we never
shall. The meaning is probably nearly equiva
lent to the abomination "saleslady," and means
The Author or Dox'r.
Soclnl Events.
The Imperial Club gave a reception at their
hall, corner of Seventh avenue and New Grant
street Thursday.
Miss Hallie McKown entertained the J. F. F.
Club. Friday evening. David J. Marshall was
elected President and Wallace W. Ford, Secre
tary. Mrs. It Irwin presided at the piano.
Miss Katio House, daughter of Mr. John
House, of Butler street has returned home.
She was greeted on Friday eveniug with a
grand reception, given by her numerous
friends. The affair was most enjoyable.
Misses B. and E. McKibbin, of Hazelwood.
entertained their friends on Friday evening.
Among the invited guests were Misses A. and
E. Jutte, Miss Rinehart Miss EmmonsMessrs.
Emmons, Bowmann, Hart Flechter, McKib
bou and others.
An enjoyable progressive euchre party was
held at the residence of Captain Holmes Har
ger, of Fifth avenue, Oakland, Tuesday even
iug. Captain Harger had the honor of cap
turing one of the prizes, and Mrs. Irvin, of
Bluff street the other.
Mr. and Mrs. William Pollock, of Twenty
first street, celebrated the twenty-fifth anni
versary of their marriage, Friday ovening. It
was strictly a family affair, none but relatives
being present Quite a number of handsome
presents were received.
One of the pleasant events of the past week
was a surprise party given in honor of Maggie
Yortman, at her residence, Kirkpatrick ave
nue," Allegheny, Thursday evening. Among
those present were Mr. and Mrs. Duncam, Mr.
and Mrs. Briar, Misses Sadie Patteron. Mamie
Marquis. Mary Nichol, Maggie Bcrgerman,
Annie Dipner, Lizzie M. Dawson, Mary Mc
Masters, Annie A. James, Lizzie M. Ellis. Cora
E. James: Messrs. Rosa K. Sefton. Karrv
j Eisenberb. J.C.Porter, Herman Bergerman,
o. .cms, vnaries nam, otepnen 1'orter, Tom
Pratt and others.
On Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Carothers. of
Sedgwick street celebrated the twenty-fifth
anniversary of their marriage. The guests pres
ent were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor, of Char
tiers, Mrs. and Mrs. J. Clinton, Mr. and Mrs.
E. B. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. F. Alton, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Morganthelar, Mr. and Mrs. A. Aleak.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Schaff nit Mr. and Mrs. James
aicuiurg. Jirs. Ji uarothers, of .Ravenna, O.,
Mrs. L. Klrkwood, Mrs. J. S. Baker, Misses A.
Cochran, M. Frazier, Ada, Hattie and Minnie
Kirkwood, Tennie Craig, of Clinton, Pa., C.
Starz, M. Mathcns, L. Gner, Messrs. w. Sped
del, J. Frazier and4E. Hahn.
On Thursday evening tho Progressive Euchre
Club of Hazelwood held a very enjoyable meet
ing at the residence of Henry Hornbcrger,
Hazelwood, progressive euchro affording the
main amusement Among those present were
the Misses Berry, Thomas,-Jamison, Bray, Mc
Kinley, Baird, Booth, Jenkins. Hivcly, McCon
nelLKretzschenar, Mrs. Bray, and Miss Clark
;the latter carrying off the honors), and Messrs.
Bieler, Patterson, Blainey, Dawson, Hall. Kir
bey, Sbrinkle, Edwards, Bray, Watkins, Berry,
Clark, Giberson and others. The club will hold
a reception after the next meeting, which will
be the last of the season.
A nnmber of friends surprised Miss Ida Mills
at the residence of her uncle, John L. Mills.
Charlotte street Fifteenth ward, last Monday
evening. After a delightful luncheon dancing
was indulged in. The following persons were
present: Misses Amanda McKee, Ella and
Annie Waters, Campbell, Lydla Hennick, Bell
Cochran, Laura and Maud Mills, Ida Wain
right Maria Moore, Josie Faulkner, Jennie
Johnston; Messrs. Edward Morris, Joseph Mc
Kee, Joseph O'Brien, James Mackey. John
Shannon. Will McEldowney, Geurge Morrow,
George and AVIlliam Fairfield, Andrew ,Brice
land, James McKcuna, and others.
The William Thaw Literary and Reading Cir
cle, under the auspices of the First M. P.
Church, of Castle Shannon, was organized
Tuesday evening last and elected the fol
lowing officers: 'R. L. Smith, President; Rev.
W. S. Fleming, Vice-President; Ella Smith.
Secretary; Mary E. Douglas, Treasurer; Margie
C. McKee, Librarian; Robert Douglas. Yssistant
Librarian; James L. McKee and Frank Smith,
Critics: James McCormick, Seargeant-at-Arms.
The society starts with flattering prospects,
having over 100 choice books in Its horary and
well-matured plans for Increasing the number
as needed. The society is composed of some of
the best young people in the neighborhood.
A pleasant surprise was tendered to Miss
Flora Richardson, at her residence, Ashto'n
avenue, Tuesday evening. Among those pres
ent were Misses MaryValker, Emma Breit-.
weiser, Jennie Beatty, Lizzie Beatty, Laura
Schaffer, Annie Blenlng, Minnie Durning, Tillie
Wickerson. Amelia Becker, Mary Whitehead,
xjr.materiing, warrio aingier, Jjora loung,
Annie wickerson. Mrs. Geo. Barns; Messrs.
James Buyan, H. H. Reid, B. Breitweiscr, Wm.
Walker, Chas. Metz, Jonn Raker, Ed. Wehling,
J. Whitehead, Geo. Richardson, Ed. Walker,
Robert Morrow, Less McCollough, Jas. Ilea,
Wm. Cunningham, Ed. Barns and Geo. Barns.
A very pleasant reception was given by Miss
Gertrude Hiland, of Arch street, Allegheny,
Wednesday evening. Among the many present
were: Mr. and Mrs. Jos. White, Misses Laura
Scott Crawford, Winneberg, Sadie Wall,
Fisher, Kolbecker, Laura Connor. Durr.Ida
Owens. McGraw. Haven, Ida Hiland, Kate
Gourley, McClelland, Lizzie and Florence
Hiland: Messrs. Jos. White, Gold, Scott W. H.
Till. J. Foster. Benedict, Sample, Carson. A. G.
Hoffman, Lyons. Young. Foss, Frank Shook,
Steward Borland. Kimberling, Jas. White,
Will Hiland, Lyons, Humphreys and S. Harbi
son. Miss Tillie Walker, of Sedgwick street cave
a progressive enchre party Tuesday evening.
Miss Jennie MoVicker and Mr. Georgo Becker
took first honors. The following were present:
Mrs. William C. Moreland, Misses Nan Caw
ley. Sadie Cawlev, Annie M. Bailey, Jennie
McVicker, Birdie McVIcker, Nannio Stright,
Fredie Uraebing, Myrtle Matthews, Annie
Brown, Maggie O. Neil, Lily Courtney, llotta
Courtney, Mollie Fisher, Idella Walker. Tillie
Walker: Messrs. S. Ji Dunlap, James F, Bailey,
George W. Cpnner, Sol w. Conner, Joseph
Walker, James Walker. Will. Walker. E.D.
Cawley, George Becker, Lawrence Warner,
John Trotter, Ed f rwin, Thomas Netheny, Ben
Murphy. William C. Moreland, John Graebing
and Charles O. Neil.
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Alward, of 151
Webster street Allegheny, gave a delightful
progressive cucier Thursday evening. Miss
Rctta Courtney and Mr. Frank Kummer car
ried off the first prizes. Miss Delia Boyle and
Mr. W. D. Sweigard were rewarded with the
booby prizes. The following ladles and gentle
men were -present: Miss Frank Blair, Mollie
Irons.- Nellie Elliott Retta Courtney. Lily
Courtney. Etta Dillmuth, Lou Beatty, Minnie
Ned, Birdie Hanlon, Bessie Hawthorne, Delia
Boyle Mrs. Dr Shannon, Mrs. Harry Pollock,
Mrs. A, Smith, Mrs. W. D. Sweigard, Mrs. W.
B. Alward, Messrs. 8. L. Dunlap, Jas. F. Bai
ley, W. H. Deer, Wilton Boyce, T. B. McKen
zie, Robt Anderson. Albert Harwell, Jas.
Irons, Frank Kummer, William Koenlg, W. D.
Sweigard. Cnas. -Dillmuth, VH.TI11. W. A.
Swartz. Burt Hawthorne, Mr. Schaeifer and
"WB. Alward.
The Concordia Club gives a muslcale this
month. In which first-class local talent will
Tho members of Colonel E. Jay Allen Camp
No. 60, Sons of Veterans, of Wilklnsburg, will
celebrato the first anniversary of their organi
zation by holding a musical and literary enter
tainment in the school ball atothat place on
Friday, March 29. The admission, which is
free, is to be by Invitation.
Mr. Lloyd, of the West End, gave a delight
ful birthday party on Thursday, in honor of his
wife. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Pedder, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Mc
Kenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Keen, Mrs. Bnnn, tho
Misses Hannah Grey. Croft Moore, McKeuzie,
r-eauer, nowe, duskiow. rreewait, uioss,
Messrs. D. T. Moore, McKcnzie, George and
Harry Lloyd.
One of the many pleasant events of the past
week was a surprise party given in honor of
Mr. Charles B. Porter, of Aroh street AUe
gheny. Among those present were Misses
Mary and Nellie McDowell, Anna Craig, Clara
Martin, Maud McLaren and Messrs. C. R.
Porter. George Porter, Ben Dangerfield, J.
Curtis Sloane, Tom and Will Martin, James
Donahue and Edward A-Craig.
Mr. E. J. Atwood, of Homestead, celebrated
the 6Stii anniversary of his birth on Thursday
last The occasion was pleasantly observed by
his manv friends and he was the recipient of
numerous presents and hearty congratulations.
Mr. John F. Schmidt gave him a gold-headed
cane and Mr. Lawrence Oeffner presented a
golden key-stone, beautifully inscribed.
The first annual Purim masque ball of tho
B. E. Arons Social will be held on Monday,
March 18, at now Turner Hall, this being the
celebration of the Jewish feast of Purim.
Tho hall will bo illuminated with calcium
lights. The affair promises to be ono of the
finest of the season in Hebrew social circles.
Tho Committee of Arrangements are Joe
Frankfurter, Louis Plato and Louis Amschcl.
A very pleasant evening was spent at the res
idence of Mrs. W. L. Trimble, Jr.", on .Locust
street, Allegheny, last Monday, March 4, the
occasion being the birthday ot Mrs. Trimble.
New interest was added to the gathering by it
being announced that it was also the birthday
of Mr. W. H. McDowell, who was there with
his family. Those present were entertained by
sbme very choice vocal and instrumental selec
tions, after which all were Invited to partake
of supper. Then dancing was indulged in to a
late hour. It should ba stated that Miss Mandia
McDowell rendered some very choice vocal and
piano selections.
Miss Nettie Robertson, of Cbartiers street
Allegheny, gavo a delightful progressive
euchre Friday evening, March 8. Mrs. M. Mo
Candless and Mr. James F. Bailey succeeded in
carrying off the head prizes. The following
ladies and gentlemen were present: Misses
Anna Robertson, Ida Hunter, Allio Hunter,
Viola Hunter. Edith Hunter, Ella Albaugh,
Katie Busang, Jennie McVicker, Birdie Mc
Vicker, Ella Pease, Rachael Richards, Mollie
Richards, Mrs. M. McCandless, Messrs. James
F. Bailey, Harry Beaver. Dave Killinger, Mort
McCandless, Will Thomas, Jasper Hunter,
Will Busang, Thomas Robertson and Ad Pratt
One of the enjoyable events of the week was
an entertainment given by Miss Annie Butz at
her home on Ohio street Allegheny. Quito an
animated contest took place in progressive
euchre, which resulted in Miss Mary Fass se
curing the head ladies' prize and Mr. J. Daub
thcgentlemen's head prize. Mr. John Butz and
Mrs. Charles Naser captured the booby prize.
Among the guests present were Mr. and" Mrs.
Charles P. Naser, Mr. and Mrs. Will Rlppey,
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Butz, the Misses Callie,
Mollie and Maggie Naser, Kate Nelton, Mary
Fass. Messrs. James Cook, J. Daub, Murray,
Livingston, John A. Butz, Henry Fass and Gus
Ono of the most enjoyable society events
of the season in Johnstown took place
on Thursday, February 28, at the home of
Hon. John Hannan. The spacious parlors were
lavishly decorated with an unusual variety of
flowers and plants, amid which the orchestra
rendered many choice selections from best
composers. Among those present were noticed
Mr. and Mrs. Normicutt Mrs. Dr. Logan. Miss
Lizzio Maloney and Joseph Fuhrer, Jr., of
Pittsburg; Miss Ella Gallagher, Miss
Sbowalter, Will and Harry Showalter, Dr.
Shreckengost. Joseph Head and Joseph Don
nelly, of Latrobe; Mr. and Mrs. William
DibertMr. and Mrs. J. Slick. Mr. and Mrs.
Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Oxnard. the Misses
Rose, Nettie and Ella McLaughlin, Bessie
Logan, Balsinger, Griffith. Murphy; Messrs.
Endsley, Reese, Adair, Cox, Parker, all of
A happy crowd of littlo folks gathered
Wednesday, afternoon at the residence of Mrs.
Wm. Shaw, Webster street Allegheny, to
celebrate the eighth birthday of her grand
daughter, Florence K. Wells. The children en
joyed themselves with children's games, music
and singing, and at 4 o'clock refreshments were
served, after which the little folks went home
much pleased with the afternoon's nlav.
Among those present were: Masters
Frank Dean, Fred Dean, Harvey
Arthur, John Tappan, Willie McMahon,
Elmer Henderson, Walter Mitchell.
Willie Shaw, Willie Higgins, Nevin Malcom.
Misses Carrie Wells, Hattie Wells, Pearl Good
win, Maud Goodwin, Sadie Wiggins. Nettie
Shaw, Maggie Wells, Annie Wells, Gertrude
Isherwood. May Isherwood, Annie Kuhue,
Edna Dean, Nellie Potts, Lilly Alrd, Maggie
Ami, Ella Arthur. Nellie Turner, Hannah
Gordon, Jessie Hill, Helen Rowe, Florence
A charming gathering of some 50 boys and
girls were present at the surprise party organ
ized on Friday night to celebrate the thirteenth
birthday of Miss Maggie Wilbert, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wilbert of Mt Washing
ton. The party gathered at the residence of
Miss Ella Myers, whence they proceeded to
Chris Wilbert's hotel and took possession of
the building. The evening was spent In games,
music, vocal and Instrumental, some of the
young people being expert performers on the
piano, and dancing. Among those present were:
Bessie Moore, Zella Gray, Marie Engel, AI
bertand Mary Baker.Maggie Wilbert daughter
of Mrs. Rcglna Wilbert; Tillie and Jaquis
Datz. Fritz and William Proger. Minnie Engel,
Katie Wilbert Dollie and. Carrie Discher,
Maggie and Emma Omert, Clara and Heleue
Montreville, Sarah and Dora Sims, Albert
Dischpr, Birdie Deckenbaugh, Aggie Myers.
John Bergls, Will Schauwicker anoVNellio and
Minnie Meartis. It was ono of the pleasantest
children's parties given on Mt Washington,
and tho little lady in whoso honor it was given
was the recipient of many bandsomo presents
as well as the-good wishes of those present
Wedding Belli.
A quiet wedding took place on Tuesday even
ing at St Mary's Church, Lawrcnceville. Rev.
Father Brennen officiating. The groom was Mr.
- James B. Ridge, and the bride was Miss Mary
A. Smith, both of this city. After the ceremony
a reception was held at the residence of the
bride's mother, followed by a sumptuous wed
ding supper, where toasts and congratulatory
speeches furnished a most enjoyable sequel to
so pleasant an event
Personal Gonslp.
Mrs. J. J. Houston, of Belle Center, Ohio, is
visiting friends in Allegheny. '
Mr. H. Allen 'Machesney, of Allegheny, has
return eu irom v asumgiou, .u. v.
Miss Hannah Pentz, of Ohio, is visiting Miss
Kitty Pentz, of Bryant avenue. East End.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Carter Jud:on and son. of
Washington, Pa., are visiting friends in Alle
gheny. Miss Belle Floerhelra, Miss Mamie and Mr.
Oscar Wcrtheimer, returned this morning from
the East
Miss Annie M. Baird, the accomplished
guitarist of Brownsville, is visiting friends on
the Southside.
Miss Ecda B. Elliott of Allegheny, has re
turned, home after a three-months' visit to
Clarksburg, Pa.
Mr, Frank C. Lewis, of Beaver Falls, was
presented last week with an elegant gold watch
and chain by his men.
Misses Shields and Prebble have returned
from Philadelphia, where they were visiting
Miss Mamio Palmer. "
Mr. George P. Goettman leaves to-morrow
for New Orleans, Arkansas and San Francisco,
Mrs. George V. Marshall with her daughters.
Misses May and Bessie, of Allegheny City, are
visiting friends in Cincinnati and Louisville.
Messrs. Charles Beckler and Charles Faber,
of Dayton, O., were the guests of Mrs. Charles
Comp, ot Mt Washington, on Thursday even
ing. The Hon. J. C. Kolsem, Mayor of Terre
Haute, Ind., was in the city a few days during
tho week visiting his mother and Sister in the
West End.
Miss Porter, of Webster avenue. Allegheny.,
bas returned home after visiting friends in
Washington City and attending the inaugural
Tho following are registered at the Hotel
Royal. Atlantic City: Martin J. Holmes, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Hazelhurst Miss Hazel hurst of
Allegheny: Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Cloathler,
of Mansfield, O.; F, P. Calhoun, Mr. and Mrs.
R. G. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. William Fuller,
Joseph K. Bainbursr, William Constable, Jr.,
A. K. Stokes, Miss Marer,Mrs.M.EMaver,Col
onel E. B. Tarrant J. K. Barnes, Miss Stokes,
of Pittsburg; J. K. Tiffany, W. F. Deafcyne, of
Groeusburg, i
Bijou Thiater...
Tho Twelve Temptations
Harris' Theater.
The Cattle Klnfc
Grand Opera Housb .
The Henrietta
Academy or musio.
Harry Williams' Co.
Curiosities," etc.
The abovo are the theatrical attractions for
this week.
The contention between the spectacular and,
comedy of a high order will bo the remarkable'
feature in the theatrical events of this week.
Theio's a ballet, said to contain young women
who can dance, and a host of matters to delight
the eye in "The Twelve Temptations' to which
tho Bijou exposes the public, and Messrs. Rob
son and Crane, with a play which has been
praised more than any other from an American
author, and scenery said to be perfect in every
way, ask Pittsburgcrs to see them at the Grand
Opera House.
The best way open to tho average theater
goer is to visit both theaters. Nay, he might
this week make a round of all four places of
amusement for Wallick brings his trained
uuises io Harris- i neater ana iarry Williams'
Own Company one of the best variety organi
zations on the road occupies the Academy
The latest theatrical paper in tho field, Xe
Chat Jfoir, which Is published in New York, is
so radically different from all its cotempora
ries and predecessors in the same sphere, and
so pleasantly different that every one who
likes honest criticism and good-natured gossip .
about the stage ought to read it C. M. 8. Mc
Clellan, tho editor, has hit upon the happy
mean: he neither toadies to managers or actors,
nor follows tho trade of a blackmailer in the
common guise of a journalistic free lance.
The Black Cat has claws, but she scratches
with judgment She is prettiest when she
When a circus manager or a minstrel im
presarlogoes into tho fray of advertising hfe
makes the fur fly. Mr. Hi Henry, tho pro
prietor of Hi Henry's Minstrels, is going to
give Estelle Clayton, a not very popular actress,
tho advantage "of his personal responsibility,
attention and management next season." So
this week in The Dramatie Mirror he spreads
the eagle triumphantly. In the largest type
procurable he announces that Estelle Clayton,
with 'Jwardrobe of the most elaborate concep
tion, without limit in cost, and the Largest
Costliest Solitaire Diamouds on tho American
Stage, will travel In her own Private Boudoir
Hoopla, Ht I In fact
It is to be hoped that we may at no distant
day be permitted to gloat upon tho histrionic
abilities of the Private Boudoir Car, the Soli
taire Diamonds, the wardrobe, the lar"e and
small bills, the Enchanting Stage Effects, and
Miss Estelle Clayton.
Emma Abbott who will be with us next week,
will give 'The Yeomen of the Guard" as a
grand opera rather than acomle opera. This
is what might have been expected, for it will
be recollected that "The Mikado" was prev
scntea with infinite seriousness by tho Abbott
Company. It seems that Pittsburg may con
sider herself lucky to ceo Gilbert and Sulli
van's latest work at all. When New York
critics and New York managers make up their
enormous minds that a play or an opera is
not good enough for them, the provincial man
agers courageously say they will have nothing
to do with it
All the same it is tho belief of a lot of level
headed people that they would rather pay 51
to see a good company In one of Gilbert and
Sullivan's operas, that has not been sung to
death, than pay a dime to gaze upon the inani
ty of such a thing I can't name It as
Manager Wilt says that the patrons- of his
theater would have seen "Little Lord Fauntle
roy" this season if ho had not been determined
to get the original company from the Broad
way Theater. He says he has engaged the
original company for next season.
It is extraordinary, as somebody remarks
abont every other day, that some manager rich
in resources of all kinds, such as J. M. Hill, for
instance, has not taken up Miss Minnie
Maddern and given her a chance to'mako the
mark she ought to make. She will reaoh her
proper place some day, no doubt, and sho has
the good luck to bo only 27 or 28 yet ie Chat
Noir puts the truth happily when it says:
"Minnie Maddern, who is a quivering bundle
of electric dramaticism, and the best emotional
actress we've got, is whizzing round a provin
cial circuit, as usual. There are things we
never account for, and ono is why Minuie
Maddern has not yet asserted her superiority
and made people acknowledge the fine power
she commands. Given the chanco that Mrs.
Potter and Mrs. Langtry have had, what a
figure sho would have made!"
The Bijou management wish it understood
that prices will not be raised this week. The
public seems to expect higher prices when a
spectacular show coma's here. The Bijou's
.popular prices will prevail. "
Miss Agnes Cody showed a great deal of un.
common force and deftness in her presentation
of Carrots in "49" and Billy Biper in "The
Danites." Sho hardly deserves comparison
with the delightful creator of these parts Mrs
McKee Rankin, however. Mr. O. L. McElroy
is a better actor than such a company usually
boasts. Hepburn Johns.
A Week of Grand English Opera.
Emma Abbott is coming for a week of grand
English opera, produced as only the Abbott
company produces it The week opens at the
Bijou Theater on Monday, March 18, and the
salo of reserved seats on Thursday next, March
14. Eight performances will be given, six
nights and two matinees, the Wednesday mati
nee at special popular prices. An attractive
repertoire is put on, and in it are novelties
never beforo presented here, as ''ThoYoemen
of the Guard." tho season's Gilbert and Sulli
van sensation in New York and London. An
other opera new here is "Roso ot Castile," a
magnificent production, the concluding acts of
which disclose all the splendors of the Spanish
Court, with Emma Abbott as Queen of Castile
"Norma," too, is put on, if not for the first
time altogether,, for many years at least, with
splendid yocal and scenic effects. "The Yoe
menof the Guard" is cast for Monday night
and Saturday Abbott matinee, Abbott as Elsie
Maguardt "Rose of Castile," Tuesday
"Chimes of Normandy," Wednesday matinee
two prima donna; and fnll company; "Lucia'
Bridoof Lammormoor," Wednesdav eveninir'
"Trovatorc," lhnrsday;" "Norma," Friday.and
"Bohemian Girl," Saturday night, Abbott as
airline. The principals of the casts are Annan
dale, ertini, Mirclla, Fricfce, Monte-riffo
MIchelena. Pruette, Brodenck, Allen'
Karl, Torpe, and Carl Martens, director of or
chestra. The chorus and orchestra are said to
be the strongest and best balanced of any En
glish opera organisation in existence. Of Miss
Abbott's work this season It may be said that it
is incomparably the most artistic and heroic
the little diva has ever done. Everywhere
theaters aro thronged to the doors, and many
times the crowds cannot get into the theater
It was so in Washington and Baltimore, in
Charleston, Memphis, Atlanta, Montgomery
Los Angeles and even in great Chicago. The
reason is that not only Emma Abbott herself
but her company are all doing good work!
Principals, chorus and orchestra, and tho
operas presented are-the best
Thl Week's Attractions.
William J. Gilmore's new and highly
praised legendary spectacle, entitled "The
Twelve Temptations -will be introduced at
the Bijou Theater Monday evening, with i
imposing cast brilliant costumes, gorgeous
stage settings and all the accessories which go
to make'up "a show" of this description. The
management announce 26 tons of scenery, and
other properties, a small army of people, and
everything necessary for a grand spectacular
display, the material of which is said to have
involved an expense of $35,000. The play ol
"The Twelve Temptations" vas produced in
New York about IS years ago ly the late James
G. Fisk, Jr. Ho was then proprietor and man
ager of the Grand Opera House in that city,
and be lavished a fortune on Its production.
Some old-time theater-goers -who saw the play,
say they never saw anything on such a magnlfl-'
cent scale. It excelled "The Black Crook"
and other famous and dazzling spectacles of
that time. It was produced Febrnary 7, 1870,
and was an instantaneous success. It ran
for 30 consecutive weeks. A dispute
between the author and manager
caused its withdrawal and it has been
buried ever since. The action is laid in the
fifteenth century. Hubert, of Wurldburg, a
supposed principality in Norway, has inherited
the entailed estates ot bis forefathers, .and his
acres of land are fast going to ruin for means
to keep them up. Hubert knew that buried
at the North Pole were untold riches, which
eleven of his ancestors had perished in futile
efforts to gain possession of. He determined
to become the twelfth of his race, thus form
ing the title of "The Twelve Temptations" to
brave a voyage to the land of ice, snow and al
most certain death, fie meets with shipwreck,
countless perils and miraculous escapes, and
finally finds the treasure. He repairs his
.damaged 'Estates, marries the girl of bis
choico and everything ends happily.
Though not featured, the ballet forms con
siderable prominence, and is led by famous
premiers. Seventy people compose the com-
pauy. Moving panoramas and pantomine
specialties are introduced in rapid profusion.
"The Twelve Temptations" contains all the
elements of success,and is a proper performance
for both sexes.
Nearly 150 people will be used in its produc
tion here.
The name of James H. Wallick is enough to
charm a very large section of the juvenile pop
ulation of Pittsburg, and no small part of their
elders also. This week he comes io Harris'
Theater with his two favorite thrilling dramas,
"The Cattlo King" and "The Bandit King."
But this announcement would not be complete
if itwcronot added that Mr. Wallick is ac
companied by his trained equine marvels,
Charger, Bay Raider, Jim and Texas. These
wonderful horses are as clever actors as ever, it
usaiu. j. no iaitie 4.ing" on -Monday, 'lues
day and Wednesday, and during the rest of the
week "The Bandit King" will be given. Mr.
Wallick is a forcible actor, investing his
portrayals with great interest His abilities as
a horseman are manifested throughout each
drama. His splendid and intelligent horses are
equine marvels and tread the boards with the
grace of professional actors, entering into tho
spirit of the plays and investing them with a
naturalness and realism that is most effective.
Robson and Crane, in "The Henrietta," Is
one of the best bookings so far seen at the
Grand Opera House so far this season. There
can be no doubt that Plttsburgers are anxious
to see the play, and the two comedians who
are to shine in it for the last time together this
season. As to tho production of "The Henri
etta" bere It may be as well to quote what the
Baltimore American said of it in that city last
week: Of "The Henrietta" nothing can be
added to what has already been said of it viz:
That it was written to amuse, and in doing so
carries with it a moral In its ringing protest
against the greed for money; in its satire of the
extremities to which men go in the pursuit of
wealth. It is one of Bronson Howard's best
efforts. Tho -company supporting Messrs.
Robson and Crane, as well as the stage setting,
was all that could be desired.
AT the Academy of Muslo thisk week Harry
Williams' Own Specialty Company will appear.
That it is composed of the best material goes
without saying, for Mr. Williams -can be relied
upon to secure the best talent that is going.
Bobby Gaylor, Frank Bush, Sherman and
Morrissey, FrankH. White, all are stars of the
brightest luster. Lillian White, Isabel Ward
and Maggie Coleman are first favorites with
the Pittsburg public and there are graceful
dancers, wonderful athletes, wits and capital
vocalists in this company of Mr. Williams'.
At the Casino Museum a bright and entirely
new set of attractions will keep op the reputa
tion the little house has made tor giving a good
deal for a dime.
Echoes of the Stago.
Richard Mansfield will produce
ard 111." in London on March 10.
A bulletin from Boston says ttint Mrs.
Potter is getting herself ready to play Camllle.
Lillian Russell lines her tights with
lamb's wool and her manager's face with care.
Hoyt's new play, "A Midnight Bell." was ad.
vertisedlnNewYorkbya bronze boll," which
chimed prettily outsido the Bijou Opera House
at intervals, attracting a great deal of atten
tion. Nellie Farren, of the London Gaiety
Company, does not sing contralto, as many
people suppose. Her voice Is a soprano of a
somewhat low register, with the register
Pauline Hall rides a tricycle. When she
visits a town the bicycle cluDs adopt her.
While she rides round the city the bicyclists
ride round her. And all bands arrive home
healthily fatigued.
One of the pieces which William H. Crane
will produco for his starring tour next season,
will be the comedy of "The Balloon," which 13
now running at the Strand Theater, London.
The American rights of this comedy are owned
by T. Henry French,
Clsment Scott, the dramatic critic of tho
Daily Telegraph, has just been left the life in
terest in $100,000 in the will of a Miss Drew,
who admired his criticisms, but had no knowl
edge of him personally. There are lots of
critics would accept similar bequests without a
The Emma Abbott Opera Company opened
at Harris' Academy of Music, Baltimore, on
last Monday night to standing room only, the
counter attractions being Little Lord Fauntle
roy and Robson and Crane. Fully a thousand
people are said to have been turned away, the
receipts being over S1,S00.
Maggie Mitchell has sold her real estate
investment in Harlem, which consisted of seven
lots on the corner of Seventh avenue and One
Hundred and Twenty-fourth streer, for $120,000.
The purchaser makes no announcement of
building a theater on the ground, but intends
erecting a large block there, most probably for
The Buffalo Courier recently said of Miss
Julia Marlowe: "Who she really is, what her
name, what her training, where sho came from,
who is guarding the brilliant future which i3
evidently before her these are things which
the public have not yet been permitted to
know." Upon which Le Chat Noir comments:
But we have been permitted to know all this.
She Is Miss Fanny Brougb, of Cincinnati, the
daughter of a shoemaker (he must have made
good shoes, that Mr. Brough), and she has al
ways been under the surveillance of R. E. J.
Milos, a manager of wide repute. She was tho
Josephine ot a juvenile "Pinafore" company
when she was about 10 years old.
Le Chat IToir, of New York, says: Two
plays produced in New York this week differed
widely in their interest and general worth.
One was by a pair of recognized litterateurs,
pets of the magazines and' high-fl ing gentle
men. The other was by a young man who Is
responsible for the razzle-dazzle vulgarity on
our stage, and who is scolded most royally by
our violet-scented editors. But the funny
thing about this is that the depraved young
man brought forward a comedy worth four or
five of tho one produced by the firm of strictly
elegant authors. It is cruel to say that Mr.
Charles Hoyr, author of "A Parlor Match,"
gave us a much better play than Mr. Brander
Matthews. Bat it is true.
THEjatest craze in Gotham at present is for
everything Russian, and many pretty actresses
promenade Broadway in Russian pelisses
trimmed with Russian furs, wear Russian
leather bags, and it is said, dally with tiny
cigarettes, when at home, made of Russian to
bacco. Miss Grace Henderson last week gave
a tea party in which that distinctly Russian
tea kettle, the Samover, was used, and with it
the salvers, the open sugar baskets and lemon
fork which makes the outfit for a Russian
"tea," Amelia Summervllle, who, bv tho way,
is now called "the Lady of Westchester," gave
one of these teas with caviar sandwiches, and
hired a bearded Cossack to chant Russian melo
dies to keep up the delusion. Herrmann, the
magician, has sent to St Petersburg for a
droshky, having already bought two pretty
Russian ponies, and Lotta is next .summer to
appear in the park in Russian fashion, three
ponies harnessed abreast with trappings orna
mented with tinkling silver bells.
The JJondou correspondent of tho Dramatic
Mirror writes: Those gorgeous, big ballet
theaters the Empire and tha Alhatnbra con
tinue to do the big business, and their neigh
bor, the London Pavilion, still prospers on its
old lines. All four of these undertakings are
run by limited liability companies, and the ex
perience of their shareholders is (up to now)
of a most encouraging character. The latest
dividend of the Alhambra was equivalent to
28 per cent per annum, and the Loudon Pavil
ion last week declared a dividend at the rate of
12 per cent per annum. But the Empire re
turns on capital Invested knock theo figures
into the proverbial cocked hat Whattbcy
really are is not quite clear, owing to the con
fusing nature of the reports published, but that
they must be nretty steep Is shown by the fact
that at an auction of theater and music ball
shares yesterday 300 1 Empire shares (15s.
paid) fetched from 2 176 to 3 per share. This,
considering that the rentof the Empire is close
upon 7,000 a year, and that the entertainment
there provided is of the most costly descrip
tion, is what Dominie Sampson might well call
Nym Crinkle says In the Dramatic Mirror:
Mr. N. C. Goodwin's exploit In "A Gold
Mine" brought to view a curious mixture of
good -and bad elements In a new play. Messrs.
Brander Matthews and George H. Jcsiop have
shown a clear constructive skill and some
creative power in their work, following as it
does in its main idea the Asa Trencnard style
of business, and there are two situations in it
a thoroughly and conscientious actor I
would hate lifted to artistic success. But I do
not think that Mr. N. C. Goodwin Is that
actor He is constitutionally incapable of
taking a serious view of anytMng, and on
Monday night he trifled, as is his habitual cus
tom, with tho dead earnestness of these situa
tions and smirked at his friends in the audience
and gagged repeatedly This is such an old
and welf known failing of this actor that his
attempts to play a worthy comedy role were not
provocative of great expectations in those who
know what the requirements of comedy are.
The announcement that Mr. Goodwin has
given up burlesque and is now settled down in
comedy must have produced a smllon the
faces of those who saw him Monday night Mr.
Goodwin i essentially a mimic in everything
he does. He Is a versatile farceur, who has
less regard for his author or forhis art than
any actor I ever saw. His whole purpose for
years has been to make people laugh, and he
wag never scrupulous in his attempts.
B. P. O. E. Notes.
Paducah, Ky., wants a lodge of Elks.
Akron, O., will soon have a lodge of Elks.
We expect to meat in our new hall the flrst
Wednesday hi April. 1
Cesctnnatl No. 6. gavo a very successful
social session February 15.
The Norfolk, Va., Labor Advocate has es
tablished an "Elks" Corner.
Brothers Lemon and Piatt returned on
Thursday from the inauguration.
Brother James Orb, of Lima (O.) Lodge
No. 64, was in the city last Monday.
It is now Brother Miller, as ho was made a
devout elder at ths-iast communication.
Brother DunnaVant, of New Castle
Lodge No. 69, visited ns at the last communica
tion. Brother J. 3. Tindale, Jr., of New
York Lodge No. 1, visited US at the last com
munication. JudcjeE.G. Bowers, P. E. R., of Dallas,
No. 71, has been appointed District Deputy for
the State of Texas.
Ha. SntoN E. Quinlan, D. D, at Large, of
Chicago, No. 4, Is an avowed candidate for Ex
alted Ruler (Grand).
Brother T. C. Hamilton, ot Newark, and
Biother Drew, of New York, wero bo'th in the
city last week with the Murphy show.
Brother Joseph Nickham, of Grand
Rapids Lodge No. 48, was buried from the
lodge room of Springfield Lodgo No. 51 on last
The Executive Committee should meet this
week and fix their dates for the reunion, so
that the Printing Committee can go on with
their work.
Norfolk Elks have a project afloat to put
up a' building to cost $50,000. About 115,000 of
the stock at $100 per share bas already been
Hamilton, O., huld its first annual benefit
February 22, and besides giving a good show to
a crowded house, put several hundred dollars
into the lodge treasury.
Prof. Charles Liebman was presented
with an elegant Elks badge by Yohrigstdwn
Lodge No. 55. A presentation speech was made
by Brother Lamar Jackson.
A letter from Jackson, Mich., says that
about 40 Elks came down from Grand Rapids
on the 20th, to assist in the installation of a
lodge there. A banquet was given in honor of ,
ms visitors, xnatcner, .rrimrose ana wests
minstrels attending in a body. Music, speeches
and feasting continued until an early hour.
Elks aro already looking forward to the
next meeting of the Grand Lodge, and 09'out
of every 100. rejoice that the Exalted Grand
Ruler has determined to call the Grand Lodge
to meet at Pittsburg at the grand reunion.
For the first time in the history of the order, it
will give the rank and file a chance to look in
upon their lawmakers, and see how and why
they legislate. A brother writes as follows
from the East: "I am watching very1 closely
the storm which seemed to be brewing for the
next Grand Lodge meeting, and if the West
ern members have any special plan in view
that they are willing to make known to a
friend, it is more than likely that I can help
them. I expect to be at the Grand Lodge, and
am always anxious to aid any movement to
benefit our order."
The Final Quarterly Session of the Teach
ers' Institute Promises Well Division
Institute and School Notes.
The final quarterly session of the Pitts
burg Teachers' Institute will likely occur
on the last Friday evening in March. It
being the last session of the series, efforts are
making to have an unusually brilliant gather
ing. Short lectures will be given by General John"
Eaton, ex-United States Commissioner of Edu
cation; Hon. John Hancock, Superintendent
of Public Instruction of Ohio; Dr. W. E. Shel
don, editor of the A'eto England BchoolJournal,
and John W. Dickinson, Superintendent of
Public Instruction of Massachusetts.
A division institute will be given the following
morning for the teachers of Step 3. Class drill
by Miss Martin, of the Knox school.
Superintendent Luckey received a letter
yesterday from the authorities in charge of the
United States school exhibit for the Paris Ex
position, seeking information as to what the
Pittsburg educators were doing toward the
realization of the exhibit ot the primary work
assigned to Pittsburg, and that they could not
give later than March 20 to complete the work.
When Mr. Luckey first received word of the
honor accorded to Pittsburg.' the instructions
about what was needed were so indefinite that
he asked for further information. Mr. Luckey,
no answer having been received to this request
could do nothing without further information.
However, in order to have a proper showing of
Pittsburg's schools primary work, Mr. Luckey
has called a meeting of the principals next
Tuesday av4 'o'clock at the Central Board
rooms to arrange a plan of action.
Educational Echoes.
The Liberty and St Clair schools will both
bold a reception day toward the latter part of
this month.
The pupils of the Birmingham school are
preparing for a school exhibition. The enter
tainment will be given some time in April, and
will continue three nights.
Superintendent Luckey, Professor S. A.
Andrews and Professor Jackman have returned
from Washington. The meetingof theNation
al Teachers' Association held there was said to
be the largest ever held. The next meeting
will be in July at Nashville, Tenn.
Superintendent Luckey declines to inti
mate what bis chances are for his appointment
as United States Commissioner of Education,
though his friends say his prospects are of the
most roseate hue. The term ot the present
commissioner does not expire until November.
'I'he city teachers will have four holidays
during April. The 1st and 2d of the month
will be the regular April vacation. Good Fri
day is theirs by right of legality, and on the
30th of April, the 100th anniversary of Wash
ington's inauguration, the schools will be
The Phi Kappa Pi Literary Society of the
High School will give one of their well-known
entertainments next Friday night The con
tributors to the evening's enjoyment will be
Robert Little. Nettle Bunting, Ida Hanlon,
Stella Evans. Ben Jarret J. W. Boyce. W. G.
JJegley, Edward Buvinger, Joseph Mcciure,
Daisy Lemmon, Mande McCnckart. Bert
Mllligan will be master of ceremonies. Music
will be furnished by members of the society.
The organization of the new Central Board
committees are now in order. Yesterday
afternoon tho Finance, Industrial and .. the
Teachers and Salaries Committees met for
organization at the Central Board rooms. Mr.
McMillan will be the future chairman for the
Committeo on Teachers and Salaries, Mr.
Keller for tho Finance, and Mr. Torrence for
tha Industrial. Tho first mentioned committee
approved of the granting of the new teacher
to the Bedford school.
The following are the names of the pupils
who stand first in the highest rooms of the vari
ous ward schools: Ralston, John Lndebuehl;
Mlnersvllle, Estelle Marshal; Bedford. Louis
Davis: Morse, Amanda Cready; Thad Stevens,
Nina Cobnn; Duquesne, Arthur Aland; Mt
Washington, Lulu Rea; Homewood, Albert
Renton: Liberty, Graco Connlck; Grant Myer
Hilvcrberg; Monongahela, William Graeb
ing; Howard (No. 1), Birdie
Bryce, , (No. 2) Alberta Mildrum;
North, Ella Hamilton; Peebles, Louise Bless
ing; Birmingham, Eddie DlthridgciMt Albion,
Nellie Gallagher; Hancock, Anna Ryan: Hum
boldt Lizzie Nelson and Alma Sorg; Wicker
sham, Rachel Williams; Knox, EvaNeely:
Lawrence, Harry Kober; Hiland, Mary
Walker; Washington, Alice Sklllen: St Clair,
Musetta Greaves; Luckey (No. 1), William C.
Gray, (No.2k Charles Michael; Forbes, Willie
Grogan; Moorhead, Lydia Patterson: Allen,
Ida Martin; O'Hara, Bertie Green; Lincoln,
Katy Reed; South, Maggie Raup; Franklin,
Emma Shoemaker.
Dress Goods
And elegant assortment of novelties in
plaids, checks and stripes new spring
colors, at 50c per yard.
Dress Salts.
For a good fitting dress suit or overcoat
go to Pitcaira's, 434 Wood street. wsu
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Fraternal visits u. posts.
One of the healthiest signs of growth and
prosperity in the Grand Army of the lie
public is the frequent visitation of posts to
other posts. In the East this custom has
been in vogue for some time with the best
results, and in many cases posts situated
near State lines have crossed the
border and visited posts' in other
departments with equally good results. Im
promptu campflres are gsneraUy kindled and
an enthusiasm is created which is far reaching
in its influence for the posts jointly. The in
terchange of opinions are also wholesome In
character, and the presence of visiting com
rades stimulates the post officers to acquit
themselves creditably. The individual ac
quaintance produced by these visits
are frequently of decided advantage to
the comrades. This custom is now being in
troduced here.in Pittsburg and Allegheny. It
is true posts have always visited each other oc
casionally, but only on special occasions; and
hot as now solely on the ground of fraternity.
There has probably been more visitations of
?osts by posts In the two cities within the past
wo months than within the two years
previous. Tbe custom undoubtedly is
as essential to tbe well-being of the posts as
the visitation of friends and families is to tbe
well-being of society. Posts that visit the most
will undoubtedly be the strongest at the end
of the year, not onlv in numbers, but in the
excellence of its Grand Army work. What
good is seen in posts visited will soon be adopt
ed by the visiting post and improved upon. Let
the custom of post visitations be more gener
ally and frequently observed.
G. A. R. Post 200, (Colored.) 1
If there is one post more than another that
deserves encouragement and should be assisted
when opportunity offers, it is Colonel R. G.
Shaw, Post No. 206. Pitsburg, the only colored
post in the two cities. An opportunity will be
presented next Wednesday and Thursday even
ings, March 13 and 14, to replenish its relief
fund which has been entirely exhausted. The
members of the post, assisted by the Women's
Relief Corps, No. 7, will give an
entertainment on the above dates at the Fifth
Avenue Muslo Hall (Market House), which
will consist of vocal and instrumental music,
readings, declamations, essays and dialogues,
all of high character and especially entertain
ing. The following participants are listed:
L. Pulnress Quartet, Miss M. Robinson. Miss
Clara Steele. Miss L. D. Bailes, Miss Emma
Hideout Miss Mamie Sands, Miss Artelia
MurpbyMiss Carrie Jones, Miss Violet Cox,
Miss P. Dorsey, Miss Josio Lucas, Miss lrtne
Thompson, Miss C. Roy. Miss Iona Johnson,
Miss M. Baynes, Miss J. Chambers,
Miss Mamie Miner, Miss Ella Corner,
Miss R. A. Harris, Mrs. A. Murphy,
Mrs. W. H. Hanger, Mrs. Irene Thompson,
Mrs. Robert Jenkins, Mrs. W. Wallace, Master
J. Lucas, Messrs. H. Johnson. M. Washington.
C. W. Dorsey, J. Chambers, M. ET Lee, Jonas
Johnson, Joseph Vincent George Gross. Jr.,
John Johnson, William Johnson, W. Jenkins,
Robert Jenkins, Prof. L, C. Dorsey, Master W.
Lucas. Master O. Lucas, Twin City Quartet,
Brown's Chapel Choir. .Glee Club, Geneva
Quartet and the Winding troupe, composed of
eight girls. Miss Lizzie Fnlpress will preside
at the piano. The programme will be changed
each evening. Commander J. H. Adiey and
Adjutant W. H.Lucas are directing affairs
with the promise of much success and they
should not be disappointed.
Important From tlendqunrters.
The following information, given publicity
for the first time through the colnmns of The
Dispatch this morning.will attract the closest
attention of Grand Army men all over the
Headquarters Uabnd army of )
the republic-.
KANSAS CITTV Mo., March 1, 1839. )
Circular Letter Ho. 3.
The attention of these headquarters has been
called to the fact that some Grand Army posts, as
such, by resolution or other official action, have
recommended persons for appointive offices poli
tical In character. Such action Is in violation of
the spirit and letter of article SI of oar ltules and
Herniations, which reads as follows:
'o officer or comrade of the Grand Army of
the Itepnbllo shall in any manner nse this organ
ization for partisan purposes, and no discussion
of partisan questions shall be permitted at any of
Its meetings, nor shall any nomination for politi
cal office be made."
certain it is that this practice is liable to Dreed
dissension in our ranks, and one that In tbe opin
ion of the Commander in Cnief should be discon
tinued for the good of the order. Recommenda
tions or this or that person for political office,
whether elective or appointive, shall be made by
comrades solely as cl'lzens.
Yours In fraternltv, charity and loyalty.
Wm. Warner, Commander In Chief.
EUGENE F. WEIGEL, Adjutant General.
Relief Food Post No. 162.
Commander A. P. Burchfield, of Post 162.
Allegheny, ably assisted by his associate officers
and members of the post, are actively at work
to give thepost averyhighposition in the Penn
sylvania department at the closo of the current
year. With characteristic energy they have
arranged for the production of Tnlly's mag
nificently illustrated campaigns and battles of
tne great Rebellion, at Old City Hall, Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday evenings. March 2L
22 and 23. for tbe benefit of their relief and
general funds. The following are some of tbe
battles which will be represented In a most at
tractive, grandand enchanting manner: Sum
ter, Bull Run.JDonelson. Antietam, Monitor
Merrimac.Sbiiob, Stone river, Gettysburg,
Lookout Mountain, Wilderness, Vicksbnrg,
Chickamauga an d many others. The object ot
the entertainment is to teach old and young
lessons of patriotism, and give them a just and
appropriate appreciation of the services and
sacrifices of the Union soldiers who saved tho
Government Beyond a doubt it will be the
grandest and best Grand Army entertainment
ever held ba Pittsburg. Already over SS00 has
been expended In preparations. It will be the
G. A. R. event of the season.
Grand Army Whisperings.
Reception of Post 3 at Turner Hall, Forbes
street Thursday evening, March 21.
TmJ fair of Post 128 is still successfully in
progress at the Coliseum, Allegheny.
The annual encampment of the Iowa
Department will be held at Burlington,
April 8.
Post 230, J. V. Brooks, Commander, is in good
condition. Recruits are coming in steadily and'
the spirit of fraternity is rising higher.
National Headquarters desire the new
Department rosters and a copy of the journal
of the Department Encampments when printed.
The permanent organization of the Depart
ment ot Georgia is announced. Comrade J. R.
Lewis, of Atlanta, Is the Department Com
mander. Post 151, of the Southside, will visit in body
next Tuesday evening the fair of Post 36, in
progress at Salisbury Hall, Southside Market
The Provisional Department of Alabama
will meet at Birmingham In that State, next
Tuesday for the purpose of effecting a perma
nent organization.
Union Post No. 50, of Fcabody, Mass., has
petitioned the town authorities for an appro
priation of 50 for Memorial Day observances.
It will be granted.
Commander George H. Ladley, of Post
U7, East End, will direct the muster Of four re
cruits next Tuesday evening. The post Is in a
healthy condition.
General Lander Post No. 5, of Lynn
.Mass., has a membership of LOIS comrades and
post property valued at 63,761 31. It expended
$6,585 for charity last year.
It looked very much like old times in Wash
ington, D. C, last Sunday, with tbonsands of
young men in blue uniforms wandering around
through tbe drenching rain.
One of tbe last graceful acts of President
Cleveland was to sign the bill pensioning Mrs.
General Sheridan and placing General Rose
Crans on tile retired army list
James Comerford Post No. 63, G. A. R.,
ocated at Chippewa Falls,. Wis., has just lost
by fire its handsomely fitted up post room and
tho many relics and souvenirs of army days
which it contained.
'The comrades everywhere are touching
elbows, and the bright fires of fraternity and
chanty are burning with a warmer glow than
ever upon the altar of true comradeship."
Commander-in-Chief William Watner.
General W.T.Sherman has appointed a
committee to make arrangements for the New
York celebration of General Grant's birtbdnr
Apiil 27. by a banquet at Delmonlco's. Ex
Governor Long, ot Massachusetts, will' proba
bly be the orator. ' . .
The tenth annual encampment of the De
partment of Indiana wilt be held in Toallasoa
Hill, Indianapolis, commencing next Wednes
day, March 13, at 9 A. K. Strong resolutions
will be adopted inviting the Grand Army of the
Republic to meet at Indianapolis next year.
John Robinson, said to be the oldest vet
eran soldier in the country, died in the Sol
diers' Home at Bath, N. Y., on Wednesday.
He belonged to Company A. of tbe Twenty
seventh New York Infantry, and was 66 years
old when he enlisted, and died at the age of to
The surviving members of the Sixty-second
Pennsylvania volunteers will hold a meeting
next Saturday eyenlng. Match 18, In Municipal
Hall, to arrange for the dedication of the regi
mental monument at Gettysburg. No member
of the regiment should fail to be present at
this Important meeting.
Colonel W. H. Moody circle. No. 52,
Ladies of the G. A. R., returns thanks to the
participants in the recent very successful en
tertainment The circle will visit the fair of
Post 236 in a body next Tuesday night Tbe
ladles will meet at the Monongahela Inclms at
Comrade William H. Young, the- present
Junior Vice Commander of thaDepartment of
Kansas, IS a popular candidate for the Coin
mandershtp of that Department Judging
from the many expressioos of approval heard
from that State, his election will bo almost
THEfairofPost238ofAllantown,is still ia
progress at Banlsbury Hall, over tbe South
side market house, and is well patronized, as it
deserves to be. A very cordial invitation Is ex
tended to the various G. A. R. Posts and camps
of the Sons of Veterans to matrn a fraternal
Visit before tbe closing night, March 23.
Post No. 2, of Philadelphia, has had th
honor for severaLyears of being the banner post
of the Department of Pennsylvania. Last
month its membership reached 648. A formida
ble rival bas appeared in Post 58, of Harris
burg, with a membership of 625. The latter
post expects to take flrst place by July 1 nexC
The McClellan Monument Committee has
given out the contract for the memorial to bs
placed in the Riverside Cemetery, Trenton, N.
J., to the memory of General George B. Mc
Clellan. It will cost $6,000. Tho amount was
raised by subscription. The monument will ba
unveiled on the approaching Decoration Day.
Ex-Commander Jones, of Po3t 128, Alle
gheny, is the proud possessor of an elegant gold
badge souvenir, presented to him for efficient
services by the post It Is a beautiful combi
nation badge, Sixth Corps and G. A.R., and
bears the inscription, "Presented by Post 128 to
David G. Jones, Company F One Hundred and
Second Regiment services 1861-1865.
THE veterans of the late war are well repra
sentcd in an official capacity ih the Chamber of
Commerce In this city. At the election held
Tuesday, 6th inst, the men who helped fight
the battles of the Rebellion were honored as
follows: Lieutenant Reuben Miller was elected
as one of the vice presidents; among the direc
tors chosen are Major S. L. Henry, Colonels.
M. Wickersham, Major R. Munroe, Captain
William McClelland and Captain W. P. Her
bert. General Harrison's allusion to the pon-
slon question was brief, but it was strictly to
the point He said: "Our pension laws should
give more adequate and discriminating relief
to tho Union soldiers and sailors, and to their
widows and orphans. Such occasions as this
should remind us that we owe everything to
their valor and sacrifices." This coming irora
Comrade Benjamin Harrison, who always
means to the fullest extent what he says, is
Commander-in-Chief Major William.
Warner has honored the following named
local posts with representation on his staff.
The comrades complimented are E. H. Brady,
of Post 3, Pittsburg: John W. Moreland, of
Post 151, Southside; F. R. Deihl, of Post 162,
Allegheny; Max Klein, of Post 123, Allegheny.
The order justat hand says: "Upon notifying
these heauquarters of their intention to go
actively to work, these comrades will receivo
their commissions.
As far as is now known, Frank Ellsworth, ot
Lake George, N. Y.. Is tho youngest of the vet
erans of the late war. He enlisted on October
16, 1861, tour days bef or his thirteenth birthday
and went to the front as a member of Company
H, Ninety-third New York Infantry. After
the battle of Antietam be was tiansf erred to
tbe Second United States Cavalry, and served
Until June lSd Others may have enlisted as
young as was Ellsworth, but as far as there
was any record, all of them went out as drum
mers, while Frank shouldered a musket at tha
outset and was in active service up to the time
of bis discharge.
In Aces Vet to Come.
The plans for the roof of tbe new Gov
ernment building have been completed and
are now in the city. It will he the duiy of
a reporter yet unborn to publish the fact
that the root has been completed accord
ing to the plans drawn in this century be
fore. Well Deserved Fortune.
From "The Office."
Thomas it. "Willej-, who took one of the
prizes in the Chicago Daily News advertise
ment competition, is tbe advertising man
for ilrs. Harriet Hubbard Aver (Kecamier
Jlfg. Company), 52 and 54 Park Place, New
York. He is a graduate of. West Point, an
ex-officer of the regular army, and resigned
his position as business manager of a Hart
ford, Conn., paper to accept his present
position. The advertising that he has con
ducted for Mrs. Ayerhas been among the
boldest and mast striking that the news
paper pres3 has seen in many years. Not
withstanding jiis duties in "th'is direction,
which are exacting in the extreme, Mr.
Willey finds time to write advertisements
for other people.
Perfect Fitting Patterns Cut to Order.
Of the many different systems n6w being
taught, "Newton's" is the simplest, least
complicated and easiest to learn. A waist
cut with the tailor shoulder, bias under
arm dart and curved bust not only gives a
perfect fit, but grace and beauty to the form.
Pupils can begin at any lime. Test waists
cut for those desirous of learning. I draft
directly upon the cloth. Terms reasonable.
Patterns cut to measure either on paper
or lining guaranteed to fit in eery par
ticular, as we take IS different measure
ments and make the darts and curvatures to
suit the figure. Full instructions in basting
given with each pattern. Call and secure a
pattern. System taught and patterns cut by
E. 31. Newton, at "White Sewing Machine
Rooms, 12 Sixth st.
Loco Department.
Our new department.we open on 3Ionday,
the 11th inst., with all the choice and new
patterns In Chantilly and Spanish guipure
flouncings, Russian and fish drapery nets,
and a special line of 48-inch drapery nets in
stripes and polka spots.
MtvTsn Htjgtjs & Hacke.
Stock is filling np rapidly, and it will pay
yon to see this line of black goods.
Winter Wraps and Jackets
Has been unprecedented. Such bargains
are rare.
Dries quickly; is not sticky
nor greasysmakes rough skin
soft, smooth and velvety, and
does not smart the skin.,
makes face powder adbere to
the skin and Tenders it in
visible. Pold by- all druggists.
Bef use all substitute..
Trade Mark.