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NlN THE SOCIAL SWIM.
Topics of interest to society people are in
telligently discussed in the following para
graphs. The writer also answers many
qnesiions on points of etiquette raised by
correspondents. The average man or woman,
whether in society or out, will find
the replies both interesting and instruc
tive: First At an afternoon card party, where
ladies only are present, am I, as hostess, to
go to the dining room first, or to follow the
guests, directed by a servant?
Second And on returning to the drawing
room, do I go first?
Third In taking callers into the parlor,
should I lead the way, or step back and
tay, "Please step into, etc.?"
First Tes, go first.
Third Lead the way to the door, open it
and invite the guests to precede you.
Should a lady and gentleman attend a
church wedding in full dress?
"Would it be proper for lady to wear light
dress, opera cloak and to remove her
In the evening yes, if preferred. In the
afternoon it is not customary, but in some
Instances fall dress Is worn by ladies who con
template attending a reception afterward.
Gentlemen wear fall dress at evening weddings,
but not at other times.
. 'Will you please write me a letter of congratu
lations for a lady friend's birthday? M. H. E.
Any simple form suffices for a purpose ol this
kind, much, however, depending upon your de
cree of intimacy withVour friend. If only an
acquaintance, your visiting card with the word
"Congratulations" written upon it will do.
from this point yon can elaborate as taste or
Inclinations prompt. You can say, "With sin
cere congratulations," or, "With sincere con
gratulations, and wishine you many returns of
the day," or, "1 congratulate you upon yonr
birthday, and wish for yon every possible hap
piness," and so on. These may be written on
yonr card or sent in form of a note. It is not in
good taste to send elaborate congratulations or
to be in any way effusive.
WHEN VEILS ABE WORIT.
I it customary for ladies to wear veils to the
. A veil is for the street, and not for the thea
ter, or concert or other public entertainments.
WEDDINGS AT IIOJIE.
First At an "at home" wedding that is at
the bride's house, who receives the invited
Second Are they introduced to each other
and by whom?
Third When the reception follows the wed
ding are cards inclosed to the invitation to that
effect, or is it necessary when all the guests are
to remain to the recepttion?
First Some relative or friend selected for
Third Yes. It is customary to engrave on
the cards "Reception from ," here giving
CONDUCT OF ENGAGED COUI-LES.
First I am a young ladv engaged to a manI
truly love. We are of opposite religions he
devoted to his, and with a resolution of iron; I,
the same. Ee absolutely refuses to have the
ceremony performed in any other than his own
"church. I desire and demand that the cere
mony should bo in my church. I told him I
have the right, and thlnk.the etiquette should
be shown to ma .Am I right or wrong?
Second The man to whom I'm engaged also
says I must, as a young lady, love, honor and
obey, etc I say not, until Im Airs. Blank.
Again, am I right or wrong? A.
First It is customary to yield this matter to
the decision of the bride, but circumstances
make differences In cases where one is a
Romanist and the other a Protestant two cere
monies take place, the Catholic Church not
considering a Protestant marriage valid. Some
such feeling may animate a High Churchman,
who cannot consider a marriage in an Evan
gelical church as admissable. In snch a case It
would be proper for the bride to yield to the
wishes of the groom. In fact, too much stub
bornesson her part does not promise well for
the future happiness of the couple.
Second The obligation to "love, honor and
obey" begins with the marriage ceremony.
First "Which is the proper way for a young
couple in moderate circumstances to send out
marriage cards, before or after marriage, or
Second Would it be the proper thing to give
a breakfast, or supper if later in the day,
where only the immediate families are to be
present, and that in a private honse?
Third Is it customaj-y to send out wedding
cake or cards, or both, or bow? H. J,F.
First The cards are usually sent before
marriage. But sometimes announcement cards
merely are sent after marriage.
Third Wedding cake is not now sent out
Gnests at the reception after the ceremony are
handed a small box containing a pieced the
INTBODUCTIOXS AT TABLE.
"When seated at the dinner table a gentleman
comes in. On being introduced to him by the
hostess I find that he is back of me. Should I
. put myself in an awkward position by twisting
my head around to speak to him or should I
leave my seat at the table ? A. J.
An introduction should not be given when
persons are seated at table. If an introduction
is forced upon one an inclination of the head
and a word are all that is necessary. One
should not rise from the table, or twist around,
or attempt to shake hands, as anything of the
kind is very disturbing to other people at table.
A VABIETT OP TOPICS.
First "Vivian" wishes to know If a yonng
lady should invite a gentleman, or should he
ask permission to call.
Second In Introducing a minister should he
be addressed as Mr. or Rev.?
Third Would it be consiaered bad form fnr
a couple not engaged to attend church to
gether? First The invitation to call should be ex
tended by the mother. If the gentleman asks
permission to call the yonng lady can assent by
her mother's permission.
Second In introducing a clereyman his title,
reverend or doctor, should be mentioned, but
while, if a doctor, he may be addressed as such,
as a reverend merely he should be addressed as
DINNERS AT HOME.
If one has no servants and wishes to give a
dinner to one's relations and intimate friends
how should it be served? Should all the dishes
and desserts be placed on the table and should
the hostess assist the host in serving them?
What would be suitable and dainty for such a
First If there are no servants a dinner in
courses is impossible. The dessert, excepting
the fruit, should stand on a side table. The
fruit may be placed in the middle of the table
as a decoration. The host should carve the
meat, the hostess serving the vegetables and
the dessert, and bv necessity she must remove
the dishes for the dessert.
Second The principal dish might be of roast
or boiled fowl, and served with Italian maca
roni and mashed potatoes, baked, followed by
a salad. For dessert a Roman punch, a biscuit
glace or ice cream with cake, followed by fruit,
nuts and raisins.
ESCORTS AT THEATERS.
"Dick," Martin's Ferry, O., writes: When I
accompany my "girl" and her sister or chum to
church or a playhouse, where should I sit be
tween them or next to tho aisle?
In church it Is customary for the escort to
sit next to the aisle; at the theater or concert
an outside scat is commonly chosen by thfr
.man. Take that seat which would enable you
s .to aid tbem best In case of danger or an emer-
' gency, ana recollect mat two young laaies at
; an entertainment love dearly to chat together,
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which they cannot do if youare between them.
ASSISTING wini OVERCOATS.
First Is it proper for a young lady to assist
a gentleman on with his overcoat when leaving
after a call? '
Second Is it proper for a young lady to at
tend the theater with a gentleman without a
chaperon? H. N. 3.
Second It IS not considered proper -among
fastidious pedple. but is often done. Certalii
classes do not think it objectionable. In En
rope it is practically never done.
It is expected that a gentleman should call on
a young lady after having taken her out to an
entertainment, a party or a ball?
G. A Rose.
3IAKING STRANGERS' ACQUAINTANCE.
If you admire an actor or actress, and wish
to meet him or her, as the case may be, simply
to exchange a few words and express your ad
miration to tho object of it, what means should
ypn employ, and is such a favor usually ac
corded anyone who may ask it? Edwin.
Emphatically do not employ any means to
bring such an end about It would be vulgar
and pert If you chance to meet an actor or
actress in society,, express the pleasure ybu
have felt in seeing them act but do not seek
them; do not deviso means to meet them, for
this would"be lacking iu .self respecr and the
reticence that becomes a yonng woman.
The author op "Don't."
Socinl Events. "
Tho Shadysido Cotillon Club will give its
first cotillon on Friday, March 22. at the Ster
ritt school, East End.
Miss Butler, of. Collins avenue, East End, en
tertained a number of lady friends on Friday
afternoon from 3 to C
Mr-'and Mrs. E. DeRoy will celebrate their
silver wedding next Wednesday at their resi
dence, on Sheffield street
A reception was held by Miss Manna Wise
man, of the East End, from 6 to 9p.il, in
honor of her eleventh birthday.
Miss Birdie Reed, of Shadyside, gave a birth
day party to a number of her friends Friday
evening. She was assisted by theMisscsReed,
G. Webb and D. Schmidt
Miss Mame L. Lindsay gave a reception to
her friends at her residence on Rebecca street,
Allegheny, Thursday evening, Dancing was
indulged in until a late hour, after which a
luuch was served.
At the Carroll Club,or the East End, literary
meetings have become quite a feature. The
last ono was on Thursday evening, at which a
mock trial was held, and served to bring out'
some very respectable legal talent
The Misfes Dnnn, of Fulton street enter
tained a number of their friends on Friday
evening. Songs, music and recitations helped
to while away earlier portion of the night
when cards occupied the attention of the
guests. This was followed by lunch, after
which the party reluctantly said good night
The following programme has been arranged
for the Y. M. H. A entertainment, to be held
shortly at Cyclorama Hall: Orator of the
evening, Mr. Marcus Aarons; reading, Harry
Levy; declamations, Messrs. Adolph and
Flocrsbeim; journalist of the occasion, Mr.
Miss Jean Jordon was married Wednesday
evening to Andrew Herron at her home on
Herron Hill, by the Rev. Charles Herron, of
Curwensville. The house was tastily orna
mented with ferns, palms and flowers. The
young bride, was assisted in receiving by
Thomas Herron and wife, of Bismarck,Dakota,
who arc East on their bridal tour. Andrew
and his bride went south to spend their honey
moon, and the Western couple continued east
One of the pleasant social events of the week
was the surprise party given in honor of Mr.
and Mrs. Phillips, of Congress street, Thurs
day evening. Among those present were Mr,
and; Mrs. McCrickait, Mr.-and Mrs. Weber,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Letche, Misses Lillie, Keidel,
Lillie Lotche, Annie Weber, Dittlcr. Wilson
and Gill more; Messrs. Geo. Letche, F. Miller,
L. Keidel. F. Schaffcr, W. Letscbe, W. Simp
son, II. Henninghuse. H. Stone, Sheriff Mc
Candless and many others.
Mr. C. W. Smitfi gave a delightful surprise
party Wcunesd to his daughter Sadie.
Among those present were Misses Carrie
Gcisler, Mary Jones. AnnieJWilson, Maggie
Smith, Winnie Gould, Annie Wasraan, Sadie
Smith, Jean Golf. Annie Smith, Liz
zie Smith, Lizzie Dalzell, Bertha
Smith, Josie Schannon, Lizzie Vogal,
Mollie Price, Mrs. Ray McLain; Messrs. Will
iam Doran, Samuel Brooks, John Jones, Frank
Smith, Homer Romic, James Stephens. John
Smith, Harley Milllgan, Louis Jones, D. R.
Hughes, Edward Hughes, George Hughes,
Charles A Hutchinson, and others.
A delightful party was given by Mr. Samuel
Truby, at the residence of his aunt Mrs. Joseph
Smith, Zicn and Western street, West End, on
Tuesday evening, in honor of Miss Blanch
Hughes, of Bronkville, Pa. Among those pres
ent were Misses May Wilson, of Fairview, W.
Va.; Ettle Harper, Lulu Miller, Laura and
Emma French, Annie M. Smith, Bella Esnlen,
Blanch Hughes. Sadie Auth, Mary Gray, Mag
gie and Lizzie Hains, Emma and Amanda Wet
tengel; Messrs. John Donehoo, Jim Graham,
Harry Wettengel, Sam Trubv, Al .Easton.
Charlie Sprung, Con Wells, Monroe Smith,
George Auth, Charlie Dorington, Charlie Ped
der and Tom Hawkins.
One of the pleasant events of the season took
place near Nickleville, Tenango county, Penn
sylvania, on Tuesday ot last week, it being the
fiftieth anniversary of tho marriage of Mr. and
Mrs. A G. Downing. Among the guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Is eithercoat, of Bakerstown, Pa,;
Mr. H. E. Lynn, New Castle, Pa.; Mrs. F. Lynn
and her daughter. Miss Jennie, of Allegheny
City: Miss H. Nickle. Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. D. D.
Moriarty and her daughter. Miss Nellie,of Em
lenton. Sir. Gilgcr, of Oil City; ..lr. and Mrs. J.
M. Cribbs, Findlay. O.: Mr. J. D. Downing,
Eldred, Pa.: Mr. and Mrs. George Downing,
Rockland; Mr. and Mrs. Gilger, Mariasvillc'
and Mr. and Mrs. James Shannon, also of
Among the pleasant events of the. past week
was the reception given by Mr. Samuel Harper
and his wife at their residence, Wabash ave
nue. West End, Monday evening, to the mem
bers of bis Sunday school class, numbering
some 20 young ladies and their gentlemen
friends. It was'the occasion of his birthday
anuivcrsarv. Mr. John Weaver, Superintend
ent of the Main Street M. E. Sunday School, m
behalf of the class, presented Mr. Harper with
an elegant large steel engraving, after which Mr..
Harper thanked the young ladies. Amongthe
many present were: Misses Emma and Amanda
Wettengel, Eva Beacom, Ida Hcrshliergor,
Laura and Emma French, Annie M. Smith,
Mary Grey, Lulu Miller, Bella Esplen, Mollie
Powelson, Annie Craft Lizzie and Kate Cron
iller, Annie Roberts, Mrs. Annie Allen, Mrs.
Mollie Edwards, Mrs. Ed Allen, Mrs. H.
Briggs.Mrs. J. Weaver, Misses Ettie, Ida
and Ethel Harper, and Blanch Hughes, of
Brookville, Pa.. Messrs. J. D. Buckley, Ed
Jack, Frank Kay, Jim Graham, David Moore,
Harry Wettengel, Con Wells, .John Phillips.
Monroe Smith, Al Wensell, Ed Jennings, Ed
Hays, Sam Truby, Dan Buckley, Joe Allen,
Charlie Edwards, Masters Arthur and Willie
Harper, and Mr. Samuel Wood.
The marriage of Mr. Alex Gordon Paden and
Miss Edna Paul Keslar will take place at the
residence of the bride's mother, corner Arch
and Montgomerya venue, Allegheny, Thursday
evening, Marcu ze, at t ociock.
W. N. Gordon left for Cincinnati last night
on a short trip.
Miss Sadie Herron, of Allegheny, is Visiting
friends in Kittanning.
Miss Grace O'Neil, of Elizabeth, is visiting
in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Miss Bianca DeRoy returned home from an
exteuded visit to her sister in New York.
Mrs. John Gallagher, of Chicago, is visiting
her mother, Mrs. Mary Henderson, of Herron
MissB. Creese, of Leetsdale. Pa., is spending
a couple of weeks with her brother, of Alle
Mrs. W. S. Cunningham, of Congress street,
citv, returned homo on Friday, after a brief
visit to her mother, out the P&qhandle road.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Koch, nee Sadie DeRoy,
have arrived from New York to attend the sil
ver wedding of their parents.
The Misses Jennie and Nellie McGlynmof
Philadelphia, after a pleasant visit of four
weeks with Mr. and Mrs. John N. Hazlett, of
Oakland, returned home yesterday.
Mrs. Charles Conavah, of Dickson. Dak., re
turned home yesterday after spending two or
three weeks very pleasantly with Mr. A. Cy
phers ana xamuy anu mi, aua .airs, -ram naio.
Mr. and Mrs. N. F. McClinton. of Allegheny,
left for Carlisle, 111., last week, which is to be
their future home. Word has been received
from the young people that they are very well
pleased with the country.
Thomas Chalfaut and wife, of the East End,
and Miss Lizzie Carr, of the Southside, re
turned yesterday from a two weeks' tour
through the East where they have been vislt
ing Washington, Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
Among the recent arrivals at the Hotel Royal,
Atlantic City are: Mr. and Mrs. J.E.Thorupsnn,
Miss Thompson, Miss Finze, Mr. and Mrs. H.
R. Porter, G. G. Berry and family, J. P.
Barbonr. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Mendenhall, Miss
Hennebery, Joseph Dalzell, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
W.J. Ralston. Mrs. Robert Stuart, of Pitts
burg; Mrs. A A. Moore, Miss Moore, of
Allegheny; J. G. Reading and family, of
NEWS DP THE DRAMA.
BlJOD THE ITER.... .
"Keep It Dark"
Grand opera House ,.
, The Florences
Academy op Music.
Irwin Brothers Co.
The above are the theatrical attractions for
That Messrs. Robson and Crane will never
be seen together upon the same stage is a
matter of great Tegret "The Henrietta" will
be seen hero again no doubt, with Stuart Rob
son as Bertie the lamb, but there will bo no
Mr. Crane' to make Old Nick of Wall street
such a truthful picture of an American type.
The loss will not bo to tho public alone. It is
very unlikely that Mr.' Robson will bo abloto
fill Sir. Crane'rplace, and there will be a gap
in "The Henrietta" which will be painfully
It would be much easier, to my thinking, for
Mr. Crane to obtain a substitute for Mr. Rob
son, clever as that actor is.
"The Henrietta, however, in anything like
competent hands will be a popular and artistic
success for a very long while to come. It is the
best work of the best dramatist America
boasts. The rare union ihlt of witty modern
dialogue, with an intelligible and sharply
dramatic plot equipped with unforced yet for
cible situations, is the source of "Tho Henri
etta's" strength. There have been immense
audiences in the Grand Opera House at every
One of the reports concerning the Abbott
company, which will be at tho Bijou this week,
is that it will shortly bo joined by a young
tenor, who comes from Southern Kentucky
and has already astonished everybody who has
heard him sing with the beauty and nower of
his voice. "
So enthusiastic are his friends that one of
tbem has written to Mr. Pratt manager of Em
ma Abbott, asking that the youth be heard
and given a trial of his powers. Mr. Pratt has
reDlled, saying to send the youth at once to
Philadelphia and he will pay all expenses and
have a trial by the most prollcient masters to
be found in that city and New York, Emma
Abbott to bo one of the examiners. Tho Phil
adelphia correspondent of The Dispatch
fonnd Mr. Pratt at the Continental Hotel on
Thursday last and asked to be put m posses
sion of tho facts. The latter was loth to say
much about the matter, but finally admitted
that such an examination was to take place if
the young man arrives in time, otherwise in
Thcro really Is such a person, then?" the
"Ves," replied Mr. Pratt, "but I know noth
ing of his wonderf nl voice further than what
has been written to me. If all is true as has
been written to mc, a tenor of the first mag
nltude may have been found, but until his
voice has been thoroughly tested, tried and re
tried and we know exactly what it is, its com
pass, quality, strength and range, I do not care
to givo an opinion."
If his voice is found to be as represented,
"Why, I shall most assuredly engage him for
a term of years, fend him abroad for study and
in due time possibly introduce the great Amer
ican tenor that the critics have been clamoring
for so long."
"Will you give his name?"
"Not until after the trial. It would be hardly
fair to him, and would be distaste! nl to me."
Possibly the great American tenor has been
born at last
Referring to the clamor wbioh has been
cleverly created about Mrs. James G. Blaine,
Jr., the Dramatic Mirror asks: "And in the
name of all that is sound, and sensible, upon
what basis of promise or of pert ormrnce has
she a pretty, but utterly untried, untrained
and inexperienced person found herself
sought and secured as a "star" by a manager
to whom we have been taught to loot as a
sturdy maintainor of the dignity of the stage
and supporter of the worthier professional ele
ment?" Upon a basis neither weaker nor stronger
than that upon which Mrs. Langtry or Mrs.
Potter obtained backing. The basis is usually
It is a phase of human nature to underesti
mate the real worth of familiar things and per
sons. "A prophet is not without honor save in
his owp country." The schoolmate of an early
day can scarcely credit the rumored, eminence
of some former companion, and people are apt
to accept as a matter of course the excellence
ofa public entertainment or a favorite newspa
per without giving proper credit to the ability
and effort of those whojirovido tho enjoyment
William J. Florence is one of the manv who
have suffered from this bane of familiarity.
He is popular, everybody likes him, but he is
known as "Billy" and has been for many years
"one of us." The result is that bis eminent
merits as an actor do not commonly receive the
recognition to which they are fairly entitled.
In the range ot characters which Mr. Florence
has essayed during his career and the individ
ual strength he has given to each type, he is to
day, and has been for many years, a comedian
of whom the American people may be as proud
as the English are of Toole, and as the French
are of Coquclln.
Some years ago the Florences were among
the principal theatrical attractions in their
specialities Mr. Florence in tho portraiture of
the Irish character and Mrs. Florence as the
Yankee girt Since then Mr. Florence has run
the entire" gamut of character and comedy
acting. Obbnrteizer, in Dicken's "No Thorough
fare," was conceded to be. one of the strongest
impersonations of its time. Bob Brierly, in
"The Ticket of Leave Man," enabled him to
show his capacity for romantic character.
BardwcllSlote, in "The Mighty Dollar," is an
original creation, Riving dramatic form to a
type of American character which is as dis
tinct as tho old-time Yankee. His Captain
Cuttle is a picture, and ho invests it with a
heartiness and humor that is simply irresisti
ble. Tbere is not snace to recall all his suc
cesses, but enough has been written to suggest
that Mr. Florence has probably covered a
wider range of comedy character than any
other American actor. HEPBURN JOHNS.
This Week's Attractions.
The repertoire of the Emma Abbott com
pany is arranged as follows; Monday, "The
Yeomen of the Guard;" Tuesday, "Rose of
Castile;" Wednesday matinee, "Chimes of Nor
mandy;'' Wednesday evening, "Lucia, Bride of
Lammermoor;" Thursday, "II Trovatore:"
Friday, "Norma:" Saturday, Abbott matinee,
"The Yeomen of the Guard;" Saturday evon--ing,
"Bohemian Girl." 'The Yeomen of the
Guard," Gilbert and Sullivan's new op
era, naturally excites most curiosity.
The plot is a very humorous one. Jack Point,
"a fellow of Infinite jest" like Yorrick, sup
pHesniost of the fun, but there is hardly a
situation that is devoid of it EUieMaynard
and Colonel Fairfax, the dashing officer
doomed to lose his head, are the romantic
figures of the plot But through the strategy
of Sergeant ileryU Fairfax is saved, in the
disguise of Leonard, the Sergeant's son, who
must then take himself off to be out of the
wav, and matters become shockingly mixed,
and poor Elsie is in despair. So is Foint, and
Shaibalt, wild everybody. The yeomen
do an abundanco of the heroic, as
usual, and in conjunction with citi
zens engage in some tremendous chorus
singing at opportune periods. The plot
unfolds with constantly increasing Interest to
the climax, the songs, duos, trios and part
pieces being in splendid accord with the con
fluting and rapidly changeful succession of
events., Shadbalt is desperately enamored of
Phoebe, and she as desperately repulses him.
Fairfax grows tender toward the f air.EZie, and
makes love to her with' the ardor of Romeo, all
the while she is his wife, yet he is Leonard and
must love Fairfax only, having wed him for an
hour, but alasl he was not executed and she
is bound to him. though to all intents" he is a
f ngitive and lost, no one knons where. Some
of the oncemble parts craw more and more ex
citing. Dame Carnilhcrs counters everything
and everybody and keeps affairs in desperate
confusion. At last Fairfax Is reprieved, and lot
there ho is, emerges from the semblance pf
Leonard and assumes hLi own personality and
claims his wife Elite. Leonard returns, shad'
bait succeeds in winning our Fhoebe, Sergeant
Meryll woos aud weds Dame Carruther,-aai. all-
..PITTSBURG DISPAf 0H? ,
ends gloriously. The orchestration ottqe opera
is its strongest point;
There are few in Pittsburg who hive not
Been Mr. and Mrs; W. J. Florenoe, and ie fact
that they will be at the Grand OperaHause for
six nights and a Saturday matinee lsj-hailed
with delight by their friends and admirers.
Their engagement opens to-morrow evf nlng in
their well-known comedy, "Tke- Mighty Dol
lar." It is their intention to present; four of
their most popular plays, and their repertoire
for the week runs thus: Monday and Thurs
day, "Tho Mighty Dollar:" Tuesday evening
and -Saturday matinee, their latest success,
"Heart of Hearts " will receive its first reprei
sentations here. It is a comedy by tho author
of "The Silver King." It ran 150 nights at tho
Madison Square Theater, New York, last
season, and its success upon the road has been
remarkable. Though billed as a comedy, it is
really a drama of domestic -life,
taking its name from a valuabla ruby,
bracelet which the heroine is suspected of
stealing. There are several strong dramatic
situations in it which admit of fine acting, and
its' comedy is said to be delightfully original.
Mr. Florence assumes two distinct and strongly
contrasted parts an English butler with rare,
comedy proclivities, and a melodramatic rolo
full of pathos and sentimont Mrs. Florence
impersonates the butler's bride, a titled lady,
"married low; but looking high." Wednesday
and Saturday evenings, Brougham's dramati
zation of Charles Dickens' "Dombey and Son,"
will be given, with Florence as the quaint old
English mariner. Captain Cuttle. Friday, the
only performance of "Our Governor, or His
LUtlaHatchct" will be given. The company
supporting tho Florences this season is said to
be the-strongest they have ever. had. Mrs.
Florence's wardrobe is more elaborate than
Of "Keep It Dark," the comedy by George
Hocy, which will be seen at Harris' Theater
this week, the Detroit Free Frets recently said:
"Keep It Dark" is clean, amusing, well acted,
and a noteworthy popular success. Its musical
moments are exceptionally agreeable, inasmuch
as there are several good voices in the com
pany and the selections of thekind totickle the
general ear. Julia, "Tot" Wilson, one of the
"Joshua Whftcomb contingent," sings prettily
and displays a good measure of cultivation.
She is decidedly an acquisition to the present
company. Her personal attractiveness quite
equals her musical talent She is of the "cute"
order of little women, and all Xio ladies in
front delight in her. W. T. Bryant's happiest
hit in the character of tho Liver Fad inventor
is a grotesque and highly original dance at the
end of act second. He is a clever fun maker.
Miss Lizzie Richmond occupies no inconsider
able space in the representation; she fills her
role with much acceptability, James Bevins, a
comedian, compels much laughter by his antics.
John C. Harrington sings capitally and plays
two characters with genuine humor and discre
tion. A neat and clever impersonation is
the Mothering of Edward S. Halstead, and
creditable work is done in various ways byW.
W. Black, Louis Tneil, Miss Lena W. Cole,
Miss Lillian Lawrence and Miss Alice Green,
At Harry Williams' Academy the attraction
for this week is Irwin Brothers' big specialty
show. It will bring to the Academy a host of
particular stars in the variety firmament
James Irwin docs balancing, juggling, etc,
Alice Raymond is a fine cornet player, and
Richmond and Glenroy are capital sketch
artists. McNeil and McCale are full of Irish
fun, and a number of clever people are In the
company, wbich.will wind up the performance
with an amusing comedy called. "McNulty's
There will be a series of very attractive en
tertainments at Old City Hall oh Thursday,
Friday and Saturday next, under the manage
ment and for the benefit of the Grand Army of
the Republic There is no charge' for booking
reserved seats, and, as a great crowd is ex
pected, people should get their seats early.
The Casino Museum comes out heavily with
Samson, the strongest man on earth, as its
greatest star. A new variety bill is offered
Echoes of the State.
Jjotta goes directly to her hotel af ter'a play,
eats a bowl of bread and milk, and retires.
"The Stowaway" will bo revealed nightly at
the Bijou during week of March 25. It will
also be seen at the customary matinees.
Helen Barrt will open the next season of
tho Union Square Theater in a new play by
Malcolm Watson, an English playwright en
titled "Love and Liberty." The play has proved
successful m London.
If Mary Anderson ever returns to St Louis
she should tako a "tank" along for the Perdita
scene in "The Winter's Talo" and dive off tho
rock in a rubber suit, so as to show the critics
out there that she can really acta little if she
is given the opportunity, says Le Chat iV'ot'r.
Kate Lester, of "The Cavalier" Company,
displayed nerve and judgment at the matinee
at Palmer's New York Theater on last Satur
day afternoon. A pile ot floor cloth caught
fire and burned rapidly. Miss Lester saw the
blaze, and instead of screaming quietly told a
stagehand, who put the fire out before it was
seen by the audience. The latter was slightly
burned about the bands and arms.
Preparations for the production of "The
Oolab," by Fracis Wilson and his company, at
the Broadway Theater, on Ma; 13, are going
actively forward. On Monday Phil Goatcher
and four assistants began work on the scenery,
50 girls were put to work at Dazlan's on the
wardrobe, and Richard Barker has begun work
on the manuscript Orders for seats to tho
number of 240 odd have already been received
for the opening night'
The London correspondent of the Dramatic
Mirror writes: Mr. W. Shakespeare's fine
Roman tragedy, "Julius Cajsar," has been
played this week at Oxford University by the
'Varsity Dramatic Cluli, usually a good set of
players. Among the representee of the minor
characters is Henry Irvings eldest son, Henry
B. B stands for Brodribb, yon know, which is
our leauing actors very own name. Irving ills,
who gels himself up in exact imitation of
Irving pere, is not altogether devoid of self
assurance, and he has this week received so
many puffs preliminary that I shrewdly suspect
that he has been compelled to order a larger
The custom of maklng-up to resemble
prominent personages of marked individual
ity is a favorite ono with some actors. Man
ager Palmer has been used as a model for
benevolent fathers, retired merchants and
family doctors time and again. In "A Midnight
Bell," Mr. Humphreys, as the bank oashier,
builds up his countenance on the J. M. Hill
plan very successfully. The bland forehead,
the placid mouth, tbe proverbial whiskers and
the familiar soft felt hat are shown with
startling fidelity, and when ho speaks we in
stinctively lean forward to hear all about the
latest banner week of Murray and3Iurphy,and
to catch on to the prodigious number of oyster
stews sold -during tho "month at Boston's
bivalvnlar palace. Of course wo are dissap
pointed tbe cashier talks abont the robbery of
his bank and we settle back with a sigh of
Here is a chunk of sense from Le Chat
Noir: There was an intense power of acting
that died with Charles R. Thorne, Jr, It wot
ono of the most thoroughly American excel
lences in our' drama that I ever saw. It had
tho tried gleam of perfect steel in it It was
manhood pure and simple. Lord, what a
splendid thing is manhoodl We are only pre
tending to he satisfied with the sweet-fern
stace heroes of now. They are as urettv n
clean babies and as kissablc, but we would
every one of us like to see them snap with the
true passion bf powerful maturity. While
they nicker against a5 background of fine scen
ery, like sprays ot mignonette against a sap
phire sky, wo ore listening for the cTack of a
thong whip, and looking for tho oak to. be
splintered by tempestuous lightning. Consider
Herbert Kelcey's mustache, how it grows, and
then try to imagine a tempest near. Regard
tho curling breaker of Kyrle Bellow's bang,
and then try to hear the mutterings of tho
storm and the boom of the great mad sea.
Examine tbe cameo precision of Frank Car
lyle's profile, the languorous wreath of Maurice
Barrvmore's upper lip, and the very proper in
tonation of Henry Miller's lovely declamation,"
and then try to call up to your drowsy mind
the whlrpool and avalanche of masculine
B. P. O. E. Xotes. '
How about a social session before leaving
the old ball.
Mb, George Hrtnes took his first degree at
tho last meeting.
Augusta, Ga., and Fort Wayne, lad., both
want Elk lodges.
Cincinnati Lodge No. 6 will be here 100
strong at tbe reunion.
Brother Lewis, of No. 1, was here all last
week with Robson and Crane
The Benefit Committee made their report at
the last communication, and it was very satis
factory. It is now Brother Altmeyer andBrother Gra
bing, Jr., as they both received their second at
tbe last communication.
Quite a number ot members of Pittsburg
Lodge attended tho Grand Opera House in a
body on Wednesday evening.
Brothers Robson and Crane, of St Louis
Lodge, played a very successful week at tho
Grand Opera House last week.
Mb. Van CSsten, of the LJlly Clay Company,
received his first apd second pndar dispensa
tion af the hist communication.
Brother John D, Thompson, of Provi
denceLodge, returned from Europe on last
MondSV. and spent all tho woekin Pittsburg.
Brother Lew Moore, ot New York Lodge,
left on Friday evening to travel through the
States of Ohio .and Michigan, and will riot "
turn until the reunion in June.
Brother Jakes Orb, of Lima, O., Lodge,
spent a few days in tbe city last week on bis
way borne, after spending a couple ol weeks at
his former home, Bradford, Pa.
Brother Fred. Breuhinq, of Pittsburg
Lodge No. 11, will be joined in the holy bonds
on April U. Here's hoping that his future
days may be as pleasant as the past
The printing committee should also meet on'
the same evening. They are as follows: George
A Madden, John N. Hazlett Stepen Hornett,
James F. Moore. W. H. Watson and Sheldon
Annie Peclet received as a present from
New York Lodge, B. P. O. E., an Elk's badge
beautifully set with diamonds. The presenta
tion was made on the stage during the per
formance of "No. -.Secund Floor." in New
The executive committee met on last Satur
day evening, and have finally arranged a date
for the reunion. Jane 1920 and 21 are tbe
days set Now that the dates are mado tbe
different committees should, meet to organize
at once and elect their chairman and secretary.
Tbe finance committee will meet on Thursday
evening in' Brother J. J. O'Reilly's office.
Smith & Friday building, at 7:30 o'clock. They
are as follows; Levi DeWolf, John Wamsar,
Matthias AVelss,J. W.Piatt, George Reino
man, Quincy A Robinson, J. J. O'Reilly, C. E.
Swartwood, Thomas McElwaine, Joseph Ellen
berger, A ABeiner, E. Z. "Vyalnwrlght, W, H.
Porter, Joseph Beihlnian. F. J. Breunlng,
James F. Galvin. George J. Scbmldt Charles
Brouning, George Mclntyre, Harry Alden, F.
H. Carle. J. P. McCord and H. B. Orr.
The dallipolis Journal says of tbe B. P. O.
Elks: This is an order the coming of which our
city may well be proud. Thcnoble and grand
principles of the order make it wclcomo in
every community. It Is a friend to the widow
and orpbanftbe needy and distressed, carrying
out the tenets of Christianity. Its social char
acteristics essentially distinguish it Its
members believe in making life pleasant and
agreeable to all, and for that purpose bold their
"social sessions" for both jjeutlBmeu and
ladies, to which all are compelled to contribute
their part lit the way of speech.-song, dance or
whatever they may be called upon to perform.
Tho groundwork of the order is the "Golden
Rule." with its motto as follows: "The faults
of our brothers we will write on the sand; their
virtues on the tables of love and memory."
1KT NOTES AND G0SBIP.
The Pittsburg Art Society held a meeting
last Tuesday morning at which a committee on
membership was appointed, and matters per
taining to the welfare of tbe society and artln
general were freely discussed. Tbe outcome of
the discussion will probably be that a more
active part will be taken by the society in furth
ering the art interests of this city. An effort
will be made to secure centrally located rooms
for the society's meetings, and some action will
probably be taken looking to tho establishment
of a permanent art gallery, most likely in con
nection with the new Exposition building.
The three old pictures brought from Mexico
by Mr. James A McCormlck, Which have been
shown in Boyd's window for several days, ex
hibit some of tbe effects of time upon work
executed in unreliable colors by a painter who
was probably ignorantof the nature of the pig
ments bo was using. It is not likely that they
ever possessed any great merit as to color, but
it can readily be seen that they have changed
from what must have been their original con
dition. Bad drawing shows itself, whatever
the age of the picture, and a line that is drawn
will remain unchanged when tho hand which
traced it has long been dust but in looking at
very old pictures it is extremely difficult to say
what its color may or may not have been.
A bright and attractive woodland picture,
-easily recognizable as the work of Mr. Georga
Hetzel, was shown in Gillespie's window dur
ing the past week. Tall and stately forest trees
rear their lofty crests toward the sky,
while through their gracefully intertwined
branches the sunlight streams with a golden
radiance, falling cpon the earth in scattered
ravs of glowing splendor and producing three
brilliant tints of liquid grass only to be seen in
midsummer woods. Tho light in this
picture falls broadly upon the background,
giving to. the whole work an appearance of
richness and warmth very often absent in
paintings of woodland soenery, and serving to
enhanco tbe really delicate beauty of the half
toned greens which form the major portion of
the work. For the simple and straightforward
rendering of nature's truths, and careful and
conscientious finish of detail, particularly in
the foliage and the character of the ground,
this is a picture which is not often excelled.
The total value of the property of tho Met
ropolitan Museum of Art in New York is at
present not less than $3,000,000, and it is con
stantly being increased by gifts frompublic
Epirited citizens. As this institution has
grown to its present importance from a coni
paratlvely small beginning, it may serve as an
Instance illustrating tbe rapidly increasing in
terest taken in art matters, in this country,
and it may also be taken as fairly good
evidence that a similar institution would attain
a proportionate success in this city if sufficient
energy were once manifested by those inter
ested to bring such a project to the front aud
place it fairly under way, In regard to volun
tary subscriptions ot money for public or be
nevolent purposes our citizens are not behind
those of any city in the country, not excepting
tbe metropolis, and there is little donbt that if
such an institution were once established that
it would be from time to time enriched with
costly gifts" and liberal contributions, which
would soon render it one of the features of our
'city that the people might be justly proud of.
In some of our modern homes the desire for
decoration and ornament is indulged in to such
an excess as to become positively objection
ablei and In nothing Is this fact more evident
than in the custom which now obtains so gen
erally of tying or otherwise affixing scarfs of
various materials upon almost every piece of
furniture in tbe room, and from which not
even chairs in constant use are permitted to
escape. It is often- difficult to make use
of chairs so decorated without spoil
ing or disarranging these delicate pieces
of fancy work, and it is embarrassing to find,
upon arising from a chair, that one of them has
attached itself to the back of your coat But
aside from the question of utility, in the ex
tent to which the custom is followed at pres
ent it is not in pursuance' of any well-defined
ideas or laws of art Where mantelpieces,
lounges, chairs, tables, cabinets, screens, etc,
are all adorned with samples of various tex
tile manufactures the effect produced is rather
that of a shop where every available place is
made use of for tbe display of goods for sale
than of a tastefully furnished apartment. In
the furnishing of a room with a view to artistic
effect there should be nothing admitted save
only what serves some clearly defined purpose
of use or ornament, and where objects in
themselves devoid of utility are too often re
peated, especially where tbey obtrude them
selves and get In tbe way, they hecomo not
onlv useless, but offensive, and may profitably
be dispensed with.
Water colors, and autotypes have been tbe
attraction during the past week at the Gilles
pie gallery, where they will remain for a few
days longer. The autotypes are from master
pieces of art, while the water colors are original
works, many of them of a high standard of ex
cellence. Tho collection belongs to Mr. Henry
B. Pottes, of Philadelphia, who is here in per
son with it, and it embraces a great variety
of works by different well known
artists. Without referring to particu
lar works It may fairly bo said
that the general standard of merit in tbe
pictures shown is very good, but a mention of
a few of the most important may nevertheless
bo of interest A marine view by Charles S.
Mottram is a very strong work, both in concep
tion and vigorously handled. Another marnle.
"Off Ramsgate," by John Sclmon, is also a
good picture, in which the water is well
painted, but showing some faults In tbe work
on tbe sky and clouds. A rural scene by.
Frod Davis, and a landscape by A. C,
Fox are both excellent works: the latter
is very pleasing in coIo( aud original In com
position, Two large works byW. H. Vernon,
both scenes in Florence, are complete pictures,
carefully but freely handled, and very effect
ive. A strong' and pleasing work by Charles
Collins, showing sheep in the midst of a winter
landscape, is an example of free and uncon
ventional composition, and is treated with a
warmth of color that is very agreeable, without
detracting in the least from tbe appearance of
coldness and bleakness characteristic of the
season. The works above enumerated are
mentioned as indicating tbs character of the
exhibition. There are many others of equal
merit and interest, aud the collection as a
wbolo will amply repay the trouble of a visit
Special Harealn In Black Cashmeres.
100 pieces 46-inch width at SOc a yard; ac
tual worth 75c a yard.
50 pieces 45-inch width at 75c a yard; ac
tual worth $1 a yard.
40 pieces 46-inch width at 85c a yard; ac
tual worth $1 25 a yard.
35 pieces 45-inch width at 1 a yard; ac
tual worth ?I 35 a yard.
arwFsu Hugos & Hacks.
Carpet, Laco fcnrtnlns.
New styles and colors inmoquette, wilton,
velvet, body Brussels, tape3tfy, ingrain and
low-priced carpets. The Chelsea carpet at
L12J4c per yard, sold usually "at 20c; but'a
Yew pieces left. Our lace curtains nt SI a
pair are worth examining, as they Will com
pare with 51 'CO quality sold elsewhere.
George W. Snamax,
Thssu 136 Federal street, Allegheny.
MEN WfJD ' FDUEHTf
Shall the invitation be given ?
3Tor a number of years it has been the de
sire of the Grand Army veterans of Pitts
burg to have -the gratification of having the
national encampment of the Grand Army
of the Eepublic meet in this city. Many ot
of the boys aro getting old and rapidly are
they going off duty, and if many are to re
alizs'on their hopes the realization must
conu quickly. Nothing but a strong local
pride has prompted this suggestion.
The uoys want their native city
to stand as well in peace as she did in war.
Sha was foremost then, why backward now?
Other cities are immensely profited by hav
ing this great and grand body assemble in
their midst, and it Is difficult to understand
why Pittshnrg would not be equally bene
fitted. The Grand Army men of tbe county
have agreed to give the invitation, provided
the necessary funds for the entertainment of
the encampment will be guaranteed by tbe
business men of the two cities. The Cham
ber' of Commerce wonld perhaps reconsider
their recent action in this matter if good rea
sons were advanced for a reconsideration.
Good reasons do exist and it would bo well for
tho Executive Committee of tbe G.A.R. of tho
connty to call a meeting and disjuss the ques-
This year the encampment will be held at
Milwaukee, Wis., and the manner in which the
invitation was brought about and the funds
secured may possibly contain a valuable
"pointer" for the Pittsburg veterans. Tbe fol
lowing extract will show how it was accom
plished: "The smoke of the great political battle, of
last year bad hardly cleared aivay when the
new Common Conncil, composed of all political
parties, unanimously directed tho Mayor to call
a mass meeting of the citizens to make neces
sary arrangements to receive and entertain
'The Grand Army and its Friends,' May
or Brown's call filled the Acadfmy of
Music from stage- to gallery with a
patriotic multitude of ladies and gentlemen,
including State and county officials, many
prominent business men and large representa
tions from the country. The meeting was
opened by Mayor Brown, presided over by Hon.
Jnhn'Johnston, cashier of the lato Alexander
Mitchell's bank, and addressed by a number of
eloquent civic and soldier speakers, including
Governor Rusk. The enthusiastic applause
f roni tho audience showed hearty approval of
the several speakers' sentiments of welcome to
the Grand Army. Tho address of- C. E. An
drews, President of tho Merchants' Associa
tion, voiced the sentiment of Milwaukee." Ho
said, among other eloquent and strong sen
"Now, Mr. Chairman, shall we, the able
bodied members of'the grand armv of the
lookers-on, but full sharers and participants in
the benefits derived from the risks and work of
others, hesitate a moment at the cost for tbe
entertainment of those who never stopped to
count the cost even to the sacrifice of life,
when they fought for us and ours? Should we
fail, on this occasion, to contribute with a la--ish
hand, out of our abundance? Why. the
very stones in our streets would cry outacainst
us, for shame! shame! shame! But I firmly
believe, nay, I know, that we of tho
grand army of beneficiaries, who sometimes
may have "jested at scars vtho never felt a
wound,' will rise to the sublime heights of
patriotism, loyalty and generosity, and will
throw wide open the portals of our hearts and
homes, unloose the strings of our purses and
extend an imperial welcome to tho 'boys in
Dlue' that shall prove worthy of the occasion,
worthy of our city and worthy of ourselves.
We shall thus evidence our gratitude and ap
preciation for the manifold national blessings
we now enjoy, preserved and sacred for all
time bv the efforts of tho defenders of tho
Union Veteran Lesion.
General A. L. Pearson, National Commander
of the Union Veteran Legion, has issued gen
eral orders No. L which contains some very in
teresting information. Tho Advisory Commit
tee on State of the Legion is announced. The
list includes 37 names, among which are the
following: George S. Gallupe, Pittsburg; W.
H. Graham, Alleeheny; M. W. Johnson,
Youngstown, O.; N.' H. Pangburn, Beaver
Falls, Pa.; Dr. J. L. Crawford, Greensbnrg,
Pa.; Samuel Hodkinson. Steubenville. O.; J. H.
Cooper, New Castle, Pa., George A. Frazier,
Wellsburg, W. Va. Since last general orders
tho following new encampments have been
mustered: No. 83, Dennlson. O., Colonel Com
mander, Jas. W. McCurdy; No.81, Wilmington,
Del., Colonel Commander, William S. McNalr;
No. 35, Mt. Vernon, O., Colonel Commander,
M. M. Murphy; No. SG. Tyrone. Pa., Colonel
Commander, T. S. McCahan; No. 37, MifUin
town, Pa., Colonel Commander. John K. Rob
inson. General A L. Pearsou says:
'The National Commander desires to express
his thanks for tho hieh honor conferred by
again unanimously electing him to the com
mand of tbe Legion. The success of tbe past
year has been all that could be expected. A
year ago 19 encampments appeared upon, tho
rolls, to-day 37 are prospering, and a number of
new ones almost ready for muster. Does this
not indicate that tho veterans of the late war
have not forgotten tho long and arduous
service tbey experienced in tbepastT While
they extend fraternal greetings to all who wore
the blue, yet to those who entered the service
alone through patriotism a feeling of brother
hood exists that can only he severed bydeatb.
The TJ, V. L, is established. Its foundation is
secure. It has come to stay. While there may
be some who question the propriety of onr or
ganization, yet, npon examination it will be
fonnd they are not eligible to membership."
Off Duty Forever.
Comrade Charles A Schmitz, of Po3t 117
while engaged in painting bis house last Sat
urday afternoon fell fromthe roof and sus
tained such severe injuries that be died on
Sunday, March 10, at 9:50 P. 31.
Comrade Schmitz was a veteran, and enlisted
April 15, 1881; mustered into the service for
three ' years, under President Lincoln's first
call, Mny'21, 1861, into Company A, Fifth West
Virginia Cavalry Volunteers, known as General
McCIellan's Body Guard. He was mustered
out at Wheeling, W. Va., a une 14, 1801, and at
once re-enlisted in a (Pennsylvania regiment
and served to the end (of the war. He was a
brave and true soldier! and in civil life an hon
est and mdustrions citizen, well known in the
live stock trade. Posh 117, into which ho had
but recently been mistered, accompanied by
the Amotions Brass Sand, attended his funeral
from bis late residen.c. 111 Julius street East
End, on WcdncsdayjMarrh 13, at " o'clock p.
M. Commander Grrrge H. Laatey, Vice Com
mander James Hrfnt and Chaplain Chalfaut
recited the beautify 1 burial rites of the order
in a very impressive manner at his grave in the
German Lutheran) Cemetery, East End. The
following pall-bearers officiated, and were se
lected by the deceased comrade before death:
L. H. Houahton. Fletcher Hedires. Fred Beck-
ert, T. P. Hood, yf- Hazelwood and Dr. F. L.
Grand Army Whisperings.
The Stars and Stripes have supplanted the
Stars and Bars in the Cabinet positions.
Communications intended for this column
must be in not later than Friday noon of each
week to receive attention.
Rev. Jsham LAJrATETTE, of Post 206 (col
ored), of this city.'isj scekinga position of Chap
lain of a colored Vreglment in the frontier
The total membership ot the New York De
partment of the Grand, Army of the Republic
is 39,SG9 comrades, a gain of 1,617 during the
COIIRADE W. B. E. Miller, of Post No. 37,
located at Camden, has been 'elected com
mander of the New Jersey Dcpartmentf or the
current term. j
The Naval Post and Several other G. A. R.
posts in Philadelphia aee arranging to be pres
ent at the monster camrlfire to be beld in New
x ork City, on April 30.
The survivors of tha Fifth Ohio Cavalry
Regiment will hold a repnion at Dayton, O., on
April 25, next All mewbers of tbe regiment
are requesteu to make f- special enort.to'De in
Comrade Chas. F McKenna, the welf-
known attorney, hasthe walls of bis office
adorned with many wattle scenes of the late
war, which are at once attractive, interesting
Commander John M. Roberts, of Post 3,
who has-been seriously ill, is happily much im
proved. Comradi Roberts since his election to
the CommandersBip of Post 3 has been Indus-
.-?.ba. witit- x .
itriously working to add to tbe membership of
Grafton, "W.-Va., has been selected as the
place for holding the second reunion of Com
pany B, Fltth West Virginia Cavalryr and
May 23 and SO are tho dates. Fall information
can be obtained of C. E. Ringler, Secretary.
Fettennan, W. Va.
,It Is thought that the appointment of Com
rade Governor Rusk, of Wisconsin, as Secre
tary of Agriculture, has disposed of Comrade
General Lucius Fairchild's chances of ap
pointment as Commissioner ot Pensions, and
that he will be given a valuable consulate.
One of the events of inauguration week was
tbe presentation of a painted dress, with slip
pers to match, to Mrs. Harrison by General
Lyon W. R. C. No. 48, auxiliary to Lyon Post
No. 2, of St Louis, Mo. Mrs. Harrison ex
pressed ureas pleasure at 'the receipt ot the
gift and promised to wear it at her first re
ception. The Coramandery in Chief of the Military
Order of tbe Loyal Legion will publish a mem
orial volume to General Sheridan, embracing
the memorial resolutions of tlfe commanderies
of the order, prefaced by a portrait made
especially for the book. An effort will be made
to make it worthy of tbe deceased Commander
'Governor Jeremiah M. Rusk. Secretary
of Agriculture, was Commander ot the De
partment of Wisconsin, G. A. R., In 1868, ana a
well-known member of every National En
campment At several of the public gatherings
be attended he was accompanied by bis staff,
composed wholly of either one-legged or one
J. N". Harrison, of Company E, Eighty
seventh Illinois, found on the street in St
Louis. Mo.. la3t fall, one year aeo. at the Na
tional Encampment, a silver badge marked
"om i-a." x ne owner is requesteu to uencnuo
the same and give his postuffico address and
tho badge will be gladly returned. Comrade
Harrison's address is Flint, 111-
CommenCinq with tbe last meeting, Davis
Camp, Sons of Veterans and Ladies' Aid So
ciety No. 1, auxilliary to tbe camp, started the
collection of contributions to what is known as
tbe Flower Fund, tbe entire amount contrib
uted up to May 29 to be used in the buying of
plants and flowers, to be used in decorating tbe
graves of soldiers on Memorial Day.
Wednesday. April 3, Davis Camp, Sons ot
Vetrans, will hold their first meeting in their
new quarters, in the New tTnion Veteran
Legion's Hall on Sixth avenue. The members
of the camp will be pleased to receive a friend
ly call from all comrades of tbe order and ex
tend a cordial invitation to members of the G.
A. R. to visitthem in their new home.
Two thousand veterans attended the
annual Encampment of the Department of
Indiana, held at Indianapolis last week. Commander-in-Chief
Warner was present and
there was immense enthusiasm. There are 439
G. A. R. posts in tbe State, with a membership
of 20,722. a gain of 4.6C0 comrades in the year.
Tbe death list reached 400 during the same
The Ladles' Auxiliary tj Abe Patterson Post
No. 88. of Allegheny, will hold a "flag social" in
the old hall. No. 101 Federal street Allegheny,
on Thursday evening. March 23, for the benefit
of the Soldiers' Monument fund. In connection
there will be a musical and literary entertain
ment, and tbe drawing for the small cannon.
Refreshments will be served by the ladies. A
general invitation to be present is extended.
J. M. Bryant, Superintendent of tbe Na
tional Cemetery at Andersonville, Ga., desires
attention called to the necessity of giving
company, regiment and State, as well as full
name, when writing for information. Recently
he received a letter askins: if John Smith was
burled there, and could Lis grave be identified.
A reference to the register revealed no less
than 32 John Smiths, causing much delay in
furnishing the desired information..
The first flag ever presented to a public
school by a post of the Grand Army of the Re
public was given to the High School at Mt
Pleasant, Iowa, the other day by McFarland
Post No. 20, of the Iowa Department This Is
an original and appropriate method of reach
ing and arousing tbe children and yoajth of the
country to a sense of loyalty, love and venera
tion for the flag and respect for tbe men who
lost or risked their lives in its defense.
General orders No. 14, issued by Comrade
O. A Reynolds, Commander of tbe Depart
ment of Kentucky, contains the following: It
has been deemed advisable by tbe Council of
Administration to change tbe place of meeting
from Ashland to Covington, and the next an
nual encampment will therefore meet in the
city of Covington on Wednesday, April 24,1889.
The hotels of Covington and Cincinnati (across
the river) will afford ample accommodations
for all delegates and visiting comrades and
Post 157, with its usual enterprise, has or
ganlzedjas an adjunct a firing squad which
will prove of great benefit to tbe Post on many
occasions. Comrade F. C. Calhoun, one of the
best drilled Grand Armv men in the city, has
been elected Capiain. Tbe other members are
Joseph Lancstaif. John Brown, George L.
Slaysman, W. H. H. Chester, Henry Cochran,
Henry Pryor, James Cannan, Samuel Hill,
John P. McHendrj-, W. P. Delaney, John
Toner, Martin Kuper, Gust A Bcheuster and
W. E. Long. The squad has a bright future
What promises to be another pleasant
event is tbe full dres3 reception io be given by
Davis Camp, Sons of Veterans, they having de
cided in this way to celebrate the one hundredth
anniversary of Washington's inauguration as
President, April SO. The camp will be assisted
by the Ladies' Aid Society No. 1, auxiliary to
this camp. whom, it will be remembered enter
tained their frientU so handsomely last Wash
ington's birthday. Cyclorama Hall, Alle
gheny, has been secured for" the- occasion, and
the following committee of gentlemen assisted
by the ladies is an assurance of its success: L.
H. R. Fonlk, Chairman;. J. W. C3rson, C. H.
Babst, Theodore Miller and J. H.Seiferh.
S. K. of A, O. V. W.
At a meeting- of the Board of Officers ot
the First Regiment, beld at Old City Hall on
Wednesday evening last, it was deoided to in
vite all the orders in the two cities ot the uni
form rank, to join tbe-Select Kmzhts in their
parade on April 30. the ono hundredth anni
versary of the inauguration of George Wash
ington as President ot the United States. Ar
rangements were also nartially completed for a
grand reunion at Rockv Point on tbe Fourth
or July. , '
Pittsburg Legion No. 1 beld their first of
a series of musical and literary entertainments
on Monday evening last at their hall on Fifth
avosue, near Market street, Tbe audience was
large and select Tbe ptogratnmo consisted of
mnsic by the Midget Cornet Band and Concert
Orchestra, vocal music by tho Alpha and
Lewis Quartet, and recitations by MUsKittie
Fnllerton, one of tho most promising elocu
tionists in the two cities, and last, but not least,
the Commander of tho Legion, Charles W.
Lewis, attempted to say a few words in Eng
lish, which pleased tbo audience very much,
after which refreshments were served in regn
lar Delmonieonlan style, and all departed
well pleased with the evening's pastime. Too
much praise cannot be awarded to the Midget
Cornet Band for the manner in which they ac
quitted themselves, by playing some very diffi
cult music, which was worthy of older musi
cians. c. ir. n. a.
Lawrcuceville now has four branches', and
expects to'organize another shortly.
Branch No, 84 recently beld an entertain
ment which yielded, clear ot expense, J140.
Past Chancellor P. G. Nash is now the Re
cording Secrotasy of Branch No. 34, vice H. E.
Charles, resigned. J. Poland was elected As
The Grand Deputv, J.W.SulIivan.last night
instituted Branch No. 56. at Butler. Pa.- A
number of members of Branches Nos. 38 and 47,
of this citv, assisted at the installation.
At the meeting of the German congregation
at McKcesnort on last Sunday 21 names were
signed to the application fnr a charter.. They
meet again this afternoon to complete the list
A meetinc was held last Sunday at St
Joseph's school hall. Sixteenth ward, to start a
German band. Twenty-eight persons signed
the application for a charter. They meet next
Tnesday evening at 8 o'clock attho same place,
when the list for charter members will be
F. G. Beineman, . manufacturer of re
galia and lodge supplies for all societies.
Flags aud banners a specialty, at low rates.
su 54 Sixth Sibeet.
100 pieces of American chnllis, besnti
iul styles, fast colors, nt 5c and 8c a yard,
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If t vw
Dries quickly; is not sticky
nor greasy; makes rough skin
soft, xmooth and velvety, and
does not smart the skin,
N. B. HONEY- DEW
makes face powder adhere to
the skin and renders it in
visible. Sold by alLdrnggista.
Price 25 cents. . . ,..
Refuse all substitutes.
I oc7-clO-sa .
Great Interest Attached Just at Pres
eat to Auytfoiig That
THE IMMORTAL GEORGE' 0WJSEW
Large Photojrraplis of Many Things Beiagr
Taken to Send is April to
THE CENTE5SIAL IN KBW I0BE CITXr
israelii. TXLZGBJJC TO THR DlSf AICH.l
WASHisciToir, March 18. Photographs ara
being taken of the Washington relicsjlnitha
National Museum to send to tbo inaugural
centennial celebration in New York, April 30.
They are of immense size. some, of them being
six feet In height One will show the tenta
which Washington used in the Revolutionary
War, set up on the lawn outside of the sauseum
building, with their flaps carelessly .thrown
aside, as if Washington had jnst left them.
Their time-stained, weather-beaten leather
cases still bear the letters ofwhito print which
tell of the heights of Dorchester in 1773
and the surrender of Yorktown In 178L
In another picture is grouped the Ian
tern which once illuminated the darfenessof
the balls at Mt Vernon, Martha Washington
iron-treasurer chest and the General's ancient
camp chest, knife boxes, andirons and bellows.
Still another photograph shows the pottery
presented to Washington by the Society of tha
Cfnclnnatus and the set of china given to Mrt.
Washington by General Lafayette, eaclf piece
decorated with a chain, the links of which
represent the 13 original States. In another
group is tbe old furniture, including the chairs .
and bedsteads, which Washington once owned.
Mr. A Clarke, who has charge of these relic,
LIFE ET CAMP AKD AT HOME.
"Most of the relics are associated with Wash
ington's military career and his home life at
Mount Vernon. We have a certificate signed
by him while President It grants a patent to
to Thomas' Passmore. of Pennsylvania, and Is
signed by the Secretary of State and the At
torney General o December 23, 1796. Grant
ing a patent was evidently a very important
thingln those days and had to be formally at
tested by the President and two Cabinet
"How did these relics come Into tho posses
sion of tbe Government?"
The nucleus of tbe collection was formed
in 1852 by the purchase of a few articles, which
were placed in the Patent office and whieh re
mained there until they were transferred to
tbe Smithonian Institution, and finally were
sent here. The bulk of the relics were pur
chased when Carl Schurz was Secretary of the
Interior from G. W. Lewis forSlCCO. A
great many of the separate pieces are of
course gifts to the Governnienttbe latestbelng
Washington's shaving table, presented by Mrs.
Thomas C, Cox, of this city. This table, with
its brass key holes and glass knobs, was men
tioned In Washington's will, and only passed
through two or three bands before it came
Into Mrs. Cox's possession. We have not as
you well Know, all of the Washington relics
here. The State Department has his sword,
bis ledger, tbe cane which Franklin gave him,
and, I believe, his original commission as Commander-in-Chief
of the Armies. Tbe Treasury
Department has his orisinal accounts, while
Mt Vernon is full of articles either owned di
rectly by him or associated with his name. Be
side these, a few of bis descendants treasure
relics whieh belonged to their great ancestor,
and I have no doubt that pieces of the Sevres
ware owned by the Washingtons can be found
in many households. Indeed, nowadays we
have to be pretty careful of the relics which
are offered to us. We could fill a hotel with
stuff that is brought here as genuine relics of
Washington. Everything that we exhibit is
authenticated, and we shall accept nothing un
less it is demonstrated to be genuine."
"Have any of these relics ever been stolen!"
PKECATJTI0K3 AGAINST THIEVES.
"I believe not, but we have guarded against
such a contingency by having each article mi
nutely described. Each scratch and breaS in
a chair is recorded, and every crack in a piece
of furniture has been carefully noted. Te
identiflcatlon of -every article conld be mads
so completely that no doubt at all would ex
ist." The relics of which Mr. Clarke spoke thus
interestingly occupy half a dozen casesi placed
immediately to the left of the entrance to tha
museum. Nothing less than an act of Congress
could secure their removal, and it is very
doubtful whether the museum authorities
would recommend their shipment under any
circumstances. They are guarded with especial
care, and just at present Thomas Donaldson,
of Philadelphia, whom everybody hi Pennsyl
vania knows, and whose house on North Forty
eighth street is a museum in itself, is writing a
history of each relic. These reports see the
light of aay very slowly, however, and it may
be two or three years before tbe little pamphlet
is published. In the meantime quite a lot of
information is being gathered which has not
been hitherto printeiU It is very detailed, a
number of letters, for instance, being devoted
exclusively to the history and authenticity of.
the compass which Washington used in laying
out tbefcrounds at Mount Vernon.
Among the relics, the suit which Washing
ton wore when he resigned his commission at
Annapolis always attracts a large share of at
tention. It consists of moth-eaten blue flannel
coat and pants, with vest and facings of light
yellow chamois skin and several rows of big
brass buttons, perfect flat and plain, and now
tarnished with ase. His old dress suit is in the
same case. Equally interesting is the gTeat
easy chair, the last one in which be sat before
he died. Tbe tall brass candletick which held
tbe candles by which, as Mr. G. W. Lewis says,
"my grandmother actually saw him write his
farewell address," is
JH OLD-TIJIB AJTFAIB,
with dingy holders for candles and a bit ot
brass for a reflector. In the same case are a
couple of portraits of General and Mrs. Wash
ington on wood, -painted by Trumbull, whioh
aro of priceless value and which still retain
their brightness and coloring. Nearby is the
long, twine-wrapped spyglass which Washing
ton used when at Mount Vernon. "It was his
favorite amusement," says the label, "to sit
out on the porch and lbok up and down the
river with it."
A tiny chrlstenlngrobe Is another object of
interest In it George's baby form was wrapped
when be received tbe name which was to be
come famous. It looks like an ordinary robe,
with all the frills and fancies with which baby
hood Is encumbered, and has its history. Some
years ago, when Mr. Custis, of Arlington, mado
a speech at a celebration- of Washington's
Birthday, at Fredericksburg, Va., he banded
the christening robe to the crowd for inspec
tion. Before tbe robe was returned to Mr.
Custis. someone nipped out a bit of the crim
son lining. The place was never mended, and
is still a piece of mute evidence against the
man it could hardly have been a woman
whose patriotism was greater than bis honesty.
All the articles purchased in the Lewis col
lection bad been in the possession of that fam
ily continuously since General Washington's
death. They were received-by Mrs. Lewis, who
was Washlneton's adopted daughter, and the
wife of Major Lawrence Washington, and they
were owned by her until 1852, when tbey cama
into the possession of the family who sold
them to the Government. Some-of these relics
are of especial interest The half length por
trait of General Washington, life-size, Is ex
cellently preserved, and it was a matter of tra
dition in Mrs. Lewis' family that it was tbe
best likeness of Washington ever painted. The
record ot Washington's private business trans
actions, covering a period of more than 21
years, is exceedingly minute, and the largest
part of it is in his own handwriting. Every
item of receipts and expenditures, includinx
even his losses and gains at cards, is set down
with the most scmpnlons exactness.
SPRING DRESS GOODS?
Stock is filling up rapidly, and it will pay4
you to see this line of black goods.-", -m
THIS "WEEK'S SALE OF
Winter Wraps: and JacrCegl.
Hag been unprecedented. Snch bargain
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