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IN THE SOCIAL BWIM.
SOME KEW DON'TS.
How a Tonn Lndy !booId Address a. Note
to a Toon Man Wearing; Tea-Gowns
Escorts to Balls and Other Public
imims roB the dispatch.
This week a number of new points on
manners and social usages are brought out
by the queries of those persons who are anx
ious to do the right thine at the right time.
The author of "Don't" covers a wide range
of subjects in the following answers:
Will you be so kind as to Inform me In regard
to the following questions: 1. What Is the
proper way to servo and prepare lettuce!
Should it be prepared before it is brought on to
the table, or should each individual prepare it
to his taste? 2. How should von address a
yonng man to whom you are obliged to send, a
note? The gentleman you have met only twice
and tbe note is one pertaining to an entertain
ment in which jou are both Interested. 3. A
gentleman friend gives an informal card party,
invitations verbal. Is it necessary to call on
his mother or him? And should you leave cards'
for both? i. What is the Greatest number of
times proper for two people to dance together
in one evening? 5. Is it ever proper for two or
more young ladies to attend a matinee without
a chaperone? KrrnE.
X. Lettuce can be prepared with a French
dressing, a Mayonaise sauce. The French dress
ing, which is oil, salt and pepper, should bo
thoroughly mixed and a little vinegar added
just before serving. It should be prepared in
the salad dish before it is brought to the table
and served either with a course or on a small
saucer for the purpose. At informal dinners it
would not be ont of the way for the host to
prepare the salad at the table, as a salad is
better the fresher it is served. 2. It should be
written in the third person, "Miss B.'s compli
ments to Mr. a, and would be," etc S, It is
Incumbent to call upon the gentleman's
mother or leave a card. Do not leave a card
for the gentleman. 4. Not more than two or
three times. 5. It may be proper, but it is
much more decorous to go with an elderly lady.
TITLES ON CARDS.
Ton said last Sunday it is proper for a physi
cian to have his cards (not business) printed
- Dr. Smith or Smith, M. D. Is it proper lor one
who was a judge or an officer in tbe army to
use that title on his calling cards? If not, is it
proper for one now in the army or now on the
bench to use his title on his cards?
The usage in regard to titles on visiting
cards is somewhat contradictory. Every citi
zen is entitled by custom to use the prefix
Mr." to his name, but with no class is the affix
"Esq." put on a visiting card. Officers of the
army or navy always give their titles, as. Col."
J. C. Smith, U. S. Army, or Admiral Jones, U.
S. Navy, b it no one having the courtesy titlo
of "Honor .Lie" sho ld use it in this way.
Clergymen use "Rev." but the legal profession
has no recognized form for the purpose. The
Justices of the United States Court commonly
print their cards "Mr. Justice," following with
the last name, but judges of other courts do
cot as a rule use their official title on their
-- TEA GOWNS.
Would it be in good taste for a yonng lady to
wear a tea gown to a whist party given at her
own house. Harvard.
Yes. Tea gowns are wom,at home on all oc
casions, such as evening receptions, 5 o'clock
teas, musicales or card parties?
HOW TO TJSE A TOBK PEOPEELT.
I noticed some time ago a statement that it
was a mark of -American ill-breeding to eat
with tbe fork in the right hand, and have the
knife laid across the plate. It would be ex
tremely awkward to use the fork with the left
hand. Will yon please inform me what would
be the method of holding the fork a la mode ?
Forks are used in the right hand for all
courses consisting of soft food. Weuse tbe fork
in the right hand for oysters on the half-shell
for fish (when served without a silver knife),
, with many entrees, and for pastry. In all
dishes served with meat, such as potatoes, peas,
etc, the fork is retained in the left hand. The
method of holding a fork is for the end of the
handle to rest in tbe hollow of the hand, when
used in the left hand, with the prongs down.
When used in the right hand, with the prongs
up, the handle must rest between the thumb
and finger. Tbe fork is very often awkwardly
used grasped between the fingers of the left
hand. An elegant eater is known as much by
the manner in which he manages his fork as by
anything else he does, but it is difficult to indi
cate the right method by description.
A LOVERS' BPAT.
When a young gentleman calls to accompany
a young lady to church which should propose
going? Two Little Simpletons.
Have the two little simpletons been quarrel
ing? Why could not either of the little sim
pletons say to tbe other. "If you are quite
ready shall we not go?" We are not called
upod to tie up our conduct in a cumber of fori
real rules. A little kindness, a little deference,
n. little regard for the convenience of others
will solve difficulties of the kind that has ap
parently embarrassed the ''little simpletons."
A BALL ESCOET.
Should a young lady (who unfortunately has
sot among her near relatives and friends an
escort) accept tbe company of a young man to
a ball when the acquaintance with the gentle
man was only from dancing school, of which
both were pupils? (She considers him a perfect
gentleman, bat owing to the fact that she
knows nothing further about him and his sur
rounding circumstances and having never met
him or been Introduced to him at any other
place than tbe dancing school, she declined to
accept his Invitation, thongh she would mnch
rather have accepted. Pleas3 inform me if
the lady could accept an invitation under such
circumstances and comply with the accepted
rules of proper etiquette. Louise.
A yonng lady should not accept the escort of
any gentleman for a ball unless she knows him
thoroughly well. In fact, she cannot, accord
ing to the strict social code, accept the invita
tion of any gentleman for a party or ball, unless
she is chaperoned, but the laws of the chaper
one are of uncertain application in this
L How should one eat olives at tablet 2. In
going through a crowo who should take the
lead, the lady or gentleman?
L Take up the olive with the fingers as you
would a grape or a raisin. 2. The man.
Should the name on a visiting card be given
in fall. Lena B.
According to the latest fashion the name
should not be engraved with an initial, but
printed in fnlL Under the operation of the
rule people with only two names have cause to
rejoice. A treble name is often clumsy. What
. a fine coble ring has the name of George Wash-
lngton? How different it would sound if it
were George P. W ashington, or Georgs Peters
"Washington? The fad of having the names in
full is, of course, derived from the English,
who commonly write their names in full or
with both initials as, J. S. Mill, or John Stuart
A QUESTION OP SUPPER.
Will you please answer the following ques
tions through the paper. 1. Is it considered
proper for a gentleman, at -a dancing party,
when refreshments are announced, to take out
whatever lady be may happen to be dancing or
conversing with; or should he always go out to
cupper with the lady Whom he escorted to tbe
party. 2. When a gentleman calls to escort a
lady to some place of amusement, whose place
is to say wben to go? Dice.
L It Is imperative upon a gentleman who has
escorted a lady to a party to take ber to the.
supper room. If he is conversing with another
lady when refreshments are announced he
most excuse himself and go at once to the lady
tinder bis charge. 2. As a man carries a watch
and is probably better informed as to the time
required to reach the place to which they are
going, the Intimation should come from him.
But of course, this must be made with defer
ence to the lady, by inquiring it she is ready.
Bat people generally get along with these In
formal things without formal rules.
The avthor op "Dn't."
May Day Entertainment.
The May Day entertainment to be given May
2 and S in Old City Hall, for the benefit of the
Helping Hand Society, promises to be a great
success. Children are urged to attend every
rehearsal. The following are the names of
those who are to take part:
May Pole Mrs. James Chambers, Mrs. Park'
Palmer, Mrs. H. Darlington, committee; girls,
Lydie Hampton, Mary Brown. Anna Scott,
Christie Lieboneck, Bessie McBride, 'Alice
Tyndle, Lois Bailey. Alice Haworth; boys,
Willie Ferguson, Dallas Byers, Bedell Suvdam,
Charley MeMurtrie, George McBride, Harry
Liebeneck. Harry Atwoqd, Victor King. Re
hearsals on Saturday at 830 P. M..
sailors' Hornpipe Mrs. Park Painter, Mrs.
H. Darlington. Mrs. James Chambers, commit
tee; Rob Bagaley. Benney McCord, John Hus
sey, Willie Shaw, George MeMurtrie, Norman
flussleton, Willie Moorbead,8eyraour Preston,
Eddy Dilworth. Rehearsals Saturday at 230
Tambourine dance Mrs. Henry Darlington,
Mrs. James Chambers, Mrs. Park Painter, com
mittee; Miss Acnes Dickson, Miss Marguerite
Linger, Miss Marv Painter. Mr. Charles Patter
son, Mr. Oliver McClintock; Mr. John Rlcket
son. Highland fling Perry and Gertie Klefer.
-Swiss dance Mrs. C. L McKee, Mrs. John
Harper, Jr., Hiss Luydam, committee; Miss
Lydie Sutton. Miss Lytic Beverance; Miss Alice
Millard, Miss Dora Price, Miss Mary Kerr,
Miss Myrth BakewelL Miss Maidie Liebeneck.
Miss Annie Rhodes, Miss Edith Rankin. Miss
Mossy Miller. Rehearsals at 230 on Wednes
days. Butter Caps and Daisies Mrs. Walter Mc
Cord, Mrs. Alex Langhlin, Miss Neil Stewart,
committee; Alice Painter. Mabel McCord,
Roma Hnssleton, Burd Thaw, Marie Moorhead,
Alice Walton, Ada McCrea, Edna Johnson,
Marguerite Johnson, Marion Chambers, Marie
Rose. Mary Bagaley, Marion McLean, Alice
Holland, ernie Johnson. Frances Lane, Lois
Abbott, Margaret Bell, Marjory Adams, Alma
Brown, Alice Thomas. Carrie Rose, Eliza Man
hall, Gertrude Heard, Margaret Reed, Alice
Biggert, Alice Thaw.
Russian Misses Ettie Chaplin,HelenDIehIe,
Amy Townes, Mary Guskv, Ella Glass, Ger
trude Heard, Edna Haslet, Mary Smith, Ray
Thomas, Alice Bigeert. Vernie Johnson, Mar
.guerite Johnson, Josle Grey, ManjBrown, Vel
ma Wilson, Frances Latsbaw, Helen Fhlpps,
Mary Bagaley, Jessie Ford, Bessie Lang, Mabel
McCord, Lois Bailey. Alice Painter, Nana Don
nely, Bessie Donnely, Lucy Rowand, Alice
Tyndlt Helen Mason. Bovs Rob Bagaley,
John Hussey, Harry Atwood, George McBride,
Bedell Suydam, Gilbert Rafferty, Oliver Raf
ferty, Charles .Rafferty, Harry Siebeneck, Bar
ry Langhlin, Tdm Clark, Hayden Collins, Hen
S' Collins, Mark Gusky, Eddie Groetzinger,
ennie McCord, Charlie Gray. Perrv Keifer,
Will Petty, Peter Shidle, Willie Brown. Fred
Hussey, Cbarlie Brown, Rohn Petty. Willie
Hassles Dalzell Wilson, Alden MeMurtrie,
Henry Latsbaw, Max Morns.
Castinet dance Edna Little, Frances Lat
sbaw, Jeannie Kearnes, Marie Hose, Gertie
Kiefer, Helen Diehl, Josie Grey, Maggie Reed.
Rehearsal Saturdays at 2 P. M.
Minuet Mrs. W. R Sewell, committee;
Charles Patterson, John Ricketson, Ollie Mc
Clintock, Eugene Messier, George Me
Murtrie, Dallas Byers, Alex. Cham
bers, Benney McCord, Harry Robin
son, Willie Ferguson, George McBride, Joe
Speer: Amey Watson, Mary Laughlin, Made
laine Langhlin, Agnes Dickson, Mary Painter,
Fanny Oliver. Marguerite Singer, Lizzie
Chambers, Rebecca Darlington, Anna Scaife,
Mary Swearingen, Bessie Long. Rehearsal
Tuesday, April 16, at 43a
The Laotto Club will give their first full dress
party at N, orthside Turner Hall, East street,
Allegheny, on Wednesday evening.
The Twenty-fifth Ward Debating Club met at
Miss Brooks' on Wednesday evening, and had
a most interesting discussion. The meeting
was largely attended.
Master Eddie McGovern, of Brady street,
Allegheny, gave a birthday party to many of
his little triends Wednesday. Many presents
were received from the guests.
A surprise party was given at the house of
Mr. Alex. Bradley, in Chartiers township, one'
evening during the past week. A very pleas
ant time was spent by those in attendance.
Tbe Elkhart Cotillon Club gave their first
full dress i cception at Brooks' on Wednesday.
The club is composed of Messrs. H. T. Ewinc,
F. W. Kimberland, J. B. Montgomery, W. F.
KrepsE. 0. Fitzgerald, C. H. Dixon and W.
At the house of Mrs. Early on Harrison
street, a large audience assembled on Thurs
day evening to witness the theatrical enter
tainment of the "Merry Lights." The pro
gramme was a pleasing one and rendered in a
manner that gave universal satisfaction.
Tne Carroll Club of tbe East End is now
cicely located in the Dennisou block onPenn
avenue, near the railroad bridge and at home
to friends. This club is to give its first annual
entertainment and reception on Easter Mon
day night and it promises to be a great success.
Miss Lotta E. Heideger.of MtLackie, Woods'
Run,entertained a few of her friends Thursday
evening. Among the guests present were:
Misses E. Richards, A. Webb, C. Miller, L.
Cnnninham and Jennie Says. The gentlemen
nresent were: Prof. Montrose Needs. Prof.
Heller, Mr. P. Sbous, Willerd Wceb, John
Miller, Mr. sigrnd woourgn, t. -trance. A
very enjoyable time was spent and some fine
music nas rendered.
One of the pleasant receptions of the week
was that on Tuesday evening, given by the
Alpha Tau Omega Circle. Brooks' Academy
was very comf oi tably filled, and aanclng to tbe
music of the "Original Royals" was indulged in
by the following company: Misses Mary Fitz-
Satrick, Minnie Flannery, Nannie and Sadie
inffy, Mollie Martin, Sadie Pickering, Mioses
Hollan, Friel and McKenna; Messrs. Brlckley,
Barry, Lang, Cannon, Neelan, Flannery,
Mitchell, Know, Bernards and others.
A surprise party was given Master John
Richards at his home on Greenwood avenne.
West End, Thursday. Among tbe guests were:
Millie Mathews, Sadie Haughtou, Neva Hersh
berger, Bessie Weaver, Nina and Annie Cobin,
Bella McCartney, Louisa Edwards, Maud Tur
ner, Stella Wallace, Nettle and Sadie Fording,
Gerty and Mazie Richards, Frank Graham,
Willie Shook. George Cobin, Eddie Beck,
Eddie Fording, Dick Gildersleeve, Tommie
Richards, Harry Bryant, Alfie McGaw, Joe
Richards, Harry Case, Samuel Mathews and
One of the pleasant events of the week was a
surprise party given on Wednesday evening in,
honor of Miss Lulu Dilworth, 6f Pennsylvania
avenue, Allegheny. Those present ywere,
Misses Anna and Mary Boss, of Allegheny
avenue; Leeanious Parsons and Icy Dilworth,
of Franklin street; Martha and Mary Brooks,
Lizzie Kennedy. Carrie Ward, Laura Birdie
and Beckie Adler and Laura Robertson, of
Pennsylvania avenue; Birafe Martin, of Ban
duskv street Others present were Mr. and
Mrs.B- S. Dilworth, Prof, Robert Martin, Miss
Moore, Mrs. Minnie Philipps and Mr. Robert
On last Thursday evening the Turtle Creek
Reformed Presbyterian Church gave a vocal
and literary entertainment for the benefit of
the church. A good-sized audience was
in attendance, notwithstanding the 'Inclement
weather, and were treated to a very interesting
programme. Tbe Schmertz Quartet, from the
East End. gave some choice instrumental se
lections; Revs. John H. and E. N. Prugb, of
Pittsburg, tendered a vocal duet, "David and
Goliath," and others from Turtle Creek and
Pittsburg took part. A verv well-mven select
reading was rendered by Miss Alice McCul
loagh, also of Pittsburg. Miss McCulIough is
quite young, but exhibitststrong talent. Alto-
getner, tne aixair was a success.
A, birthday party was given by Miss Mamie
Galvin at the residence of her father, Mr. Jas.
A. Galvin, on Thirty-ninth street, last Wednes
day night. It was the tenth anniversary of her
birth, and a large number of children were
present in response to invitations. Tee usual
parlor games; interspersed with vocal and in
strumental music, made the hours fit away
only too fast, and all tbe little ones were in a
happy and cheery frame of mind to do justice
to the repast. The following is a list of tbe
children present: Masters Alex Bnshfleld.
Tbos. Packer Emil Saeltzer, John Galvin. and
Misses Mabel Scott, Bertha Jacobus, Katie
Bossier, Mamie Keeley, Ada Ackerman, Nettie
Wise, Ida uoates ana .tiannan waters.
A surprise party was given at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. James, Charles street, Alle
gheny, Thursday evening, in honor of their
daughter, Annie. The evening was spent very
pleasantly by those present. Tbe music was
fine. Dancing and card playing were the order
of tbe evening. Among those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Brier, Mr. and Mrs. McLain,
Misses Bessie Hawthnrn, Park, Romalay, Sadie
Paterson, Maggie Burgman, Laura Mooney,
Haggle Steiumiller. Mable McLain, Cora
James, Bell Protzmac, Lizzie Ellis, Mary He
Masters, Mazie Zartman, C. Kmner, Messrs.
J. U. Porter, W. Walker, John Ellis. Charles
O. Richardson, R. Sweppjv Harry Pratt, W.
Colman, W. Bnrriaughs, Steve Porter, Tom
Pratt, H. James.
Miss Sadie J. Appleton, ot Lcnark street,
West End, Pittsburg, was tendered a birthday
reception on Friday evening, chaperoned by
her triends, Miss Cora Hanghton and Miss Ida
Powelson, at the residence of her mother.
Among the many present were: Misses Millie
Bryant, West Virginia: vHelen Neace, of St.
Paul; Edith Jack, Laura and Ida Fowelton,
Etta Harper, Maggie Lewis, Maggie Mitchell,
Lizzie Gleickgler, Cora Haughton, Laura
Gerst and Sadie Appleton: Messrs. Howard
Blackburn and Samuel Metz. of Altoona;
Archie Hamilton, of Leetsdale; Charlie Hart
ley, Allegheny; Harry. Eddleman, Henry
Boedeeker, Will Lockbart, Fred GUdersleeye,
Lawreneevllle: Will Price, Ed. L. Barrett. Will
G. Graham, Will Griffith, John McGaw. Harry
Harshberger, Frank Hays, Harry Nettlngal,
Mr. William Richards, Mr. Oscar Gleickgler
and Mf. Ed. Jack.
The marriage of Miss Lizzie W. Steitz and
Mr. Otto H. Groetzinger, boilr of Allegheny,
will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church,
Allegheny, on tbe 25th inst. at 8 P. M. Recep
tion afterward at Oyclorama Hall, Allegheny.
Miss Minnie T. Brown, of Hopkinsville, Ky
and Mr. Thomas McGahey, of Canonsburg.Pa.,,
were united In marriage at the residence of
the bride's father, Colonel M. P., Brown, on
Tuesday, April 2, at i o'clock P. jr., Rev. J. W,
Cards have been issued for the wedding of
Mr. Richard Johnston, of the Treasury Depart
ment of tbe Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad,
and Miss Harriet Porter, of Meadville, a very
estimable and talented younc lady. Tbe cere
mony will take place at the First.Cbrlstlan
Church, Meadville, Friday, tbe 26tb fist.
One of the happy events of last week was the
marriage of Mr. Theodore F. Beekert, of Troy
Hill, and Miss Amelia Robert. Mr. Beekert is a
well-known gardener, and in connection with
his brother has long catered to the public
The best wishes of multitudes go with bride
ana groom in their partnership for better or
Visitors and Absentees.
Mr. Harry J. Smith has been quite ill for the '
Mrs. Alfred Marlaud and her daughters,
Lotta and Ignatia, are in New Tork.
Miss Katie House, of Butler street, and Miss
Mabel Long, of tbe East End, have gone to
Harrisburg for a few days to visit friends.
Mrs. J. P. Brown and daughter, of Allegheny
avenue, Allegheny, and Mrs. Will Brown and
family, of Bellfield, have returned from their
Sevrickley Society Notes.
Mrs. Joseph Craig is home from Old Point
Miss Harbangb is home from a visit to rela
tives in Philadelphia.
Mrs. William Cunningham, of Clinton. Iowa,
is visiting her parents. Mi. and Mrs. John Mc
Mlllen. Mr. Hay Walker, of Allegheny, has rented
Mrs. Davis' place at Osborne station, and will
occupy it during the summer months.
Miss Stella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Herbst, is to be married to Mr. Robert Tay
lor, of Philadelphia, at her home, Wednesday,
April 24, at 530 o'clock.
Mr. Page Warden, Mr. Frank Hutchinson,
Mr. Marshall Christy and Messrs. Charles and
Lawrence Words are home from Princeton en
joying their April vacation.
Miss Elizabeth Fleming is to be married at
her homo next Thursday evening, at 6 o'clock,
to Mr. John B. Warden. Immediately after
the ceremony tbe young couple leave for their
new home in St. Augustine, i la.
BARE PROGRESS SHOWN.
Little 7-Tear-OIds Entertain n. Division
Institute Highly The Children's Wash
ington Jubilee Worlt.
The Division Institute for the teachers of
step 3, held at the Knox school yesterday
morning, was very largely attended, mainly
dui to the report that the Knox school had
a class of little workers, whose average age
is 7, that could do some remarkable language
work. There were representatives from every
school except the Duqnesne, Hancock, Frank
lin, Moorhead, Minersville, Lincoln, Homewood
A class drill inbothlauguages and music was
given by Miss Mary Martin. The excellent
language work was Indeed a surprise to the
visitors. A picture was given to each child.
From it the children wrote a story, using mainly
the faculty of tbe imagination in doing so.
From apparently a very uninteresting pictnre
these children wrote the most interesting
stories, giving names to the subjects in tbe pic
ture, and conceiving the most quaint ideas.
Language work has received much attention
in tbe Pittsburg schools for tbe last few years,
mainly in regard to descriptive and obser
vation, but the work of yesterday showed what
could be done towara cultivating tne imagina
tion. This new feature was most highly
It is expected that 5.000 school children will
take pat tin the Washington Centennial exer
cises, 3,000 from Pittsburg and 2,000 from Alle
gheny. The following pieces will be sung:
"Battle Cry ot Freedom," "Hall Columbia,"
"Red, White and Blue," "America," and "Star
'Spangled Banner." The schools will com
mence practice on this programme this week.
Nine schools, so far. have signified their inten
tion to take part; six have declined.
At the county centennial celebration there
was so much complaint about tbe manner ift
which the school children were jostled by the
crowd that many of the principals determined
that their children, under their care, would
never take part on a similar occasion unless
better iprovided for. Such a difficulty, how
ever. Mr. W. J. Diehl says, cannot occur on
April SO, as tbe celebration yill be held in the
Allegheny parks, where there are no doors or
platforms by which tbe children might be
crushea in their tffortsto enter, which caused
the trouble before. Tbe children will be
massed on the music stand near the Phipps
green house, and has many modes of egress.
Mr. Luckey received word .last week from
New Tork of an educational excursion being
planned from there to tbe .Paris Exposition,
which the Pittsburg teachers are invited to
join. It is to be a 33-day trip, 18 of these to be
spent on the ocean. It provides fortbree days
to be spent in Paris and two in London. The
cost of the trip, including all expenses, is to be
150. The excursion leaves July 4.
Me. G. T. Duncan, of Little Washington,
and former principal of tbe Lawrence School,
was at the Central Board rooms yesterday.
Tbe Teachers' Academy will meet next Sat
urday afternoon. In view of the proposed
changes to be brought forward at the next
meeting a large attendance of members is ex
pected. In addition to the list Of candidates pub
lished last Sunday for the position of Super
visor of Music in the public schools, Mr. Her
man, of the West End, has since become an ap
plicant. The Frosser benefit will be held April 29. at
the Grand Central Rink. From the array of
local talent tbe concert promises to be a great
success, and should net a handsome sum
for the deceased professor's family.
Superintendent Luckey received word
last week from New Tork from the United
States Commissioner ot Education for the
Paris Exposition, that the two cases of Exposi
tion goods sent from Pittsburg were sent
forward to Paris April 6, by the steamship
At tbe last meeting of the Liberty School
Board, 20tb, a committee was appointed to ar
range the preliminaries toward erecting a
brick building on the Osceola school grounds.
The present school building is a four-roomed
wooden structure, and owing to tbe rapid in
crease in the growth of this part of the ward,
it will soon be inadequate. The new building
will likely contain 12 rooms.
A Miraculous Escape.
Eeeently, while Mr. J. "W. Hart, of
Bochester. Pa., was doing some plumbing
work in the new Hussey building on Fifth
ave., a chip of steel flew from a chisel, pen
etrated the cornea (clear part of tbe eye),
cuta hole in the iris, and seemed to balance
there. Had it lalleii backward, it would
have been out of ightj-nd there would
then have been no possible chance of remov
ing it. It gave him no pain and he was in
clined to wait for developments, which
would also have been fatal to the eye.
Messrs. Halpin, Kennedy & Co., his em
ployers, insisted upon immediate attention,
and Dr. Sadler, 804 Penn ave., was con
sulted. But one alternative was possible
an opening into the eyeball large enough to
remove the niece, and done in so delicate a
way as to insure its movement forward, the
first tonch, or the eye was lost. The success
was so perfect that he was at his work again
in just a week.
Never Too Lnte to Mend.
Mend what? yon will say. "Why, your
old clothes, to be sure, and Dickson; the
tailor, of 65 Fifth ave., cor. "Wood St., sec
ond floor, is the man who makes old clothes
look like new for a trifle. Telephone, 1658.
ALL the leading brands of imported
champagnes sold by 6. W. Schnlidt, 95 and
97 Fifth avenue.
The family trade supplied with choice
old wiues and liquors at G. W. Schmidt's,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
Fine watch repairing, lowest prices, at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth aye. TvTsn
NEWS DF THE-DRAMA.
GEANp Opera House
Academy op music.
May Howard's Co.
, Curiosities,' 'etc
The above arc the theatrical attractions for
Miss May Brooklyn as NlnaRaltlon is clever,
and better than what we are accustomed to
get from the leading woman of a road com
pany, butit Is not fair tk her to assign her a
place in the same class as Miss Ada Dyas.
What is wanting in Miss May Brooklyn's ex
pression of the noble woman linked to a miser
able forger is precisely what Miss Ada Dyas
possesses, the power of repose, the dignity of
carriage, tbe ability to express intense emotion
without violent action. There are qualities in
the two women, matters of beauty of face or
voice, of carriage and signs ot good breeding,
about which individual critics may easily and
properly differ, but when it comes to a judg
ment of the wit displayed by them it is hard to.
understand bow any man can reach the con
clusion that Miss Brooklyn is the equal of Miss
Wnen next 2& iss Minnie Maddern comes to
Pittsburg let us hope that she will have a com
pany fully worthy of her. It has been safd
that "Caprice" is a bad play, and that "In
Spite of All" is not a good one, but the impres
sion made by tbe latter when it was last seen
here in the hands of Miss Maddern and a very
clever company was much more favorable.
There are a great many people who hope
sincerely that Miss Maddern wilf step into her
rigbt.place when she plavs in "Featherbrain"
at the Madison Square Theater this summer.
She has more ability, and tbat of a unique
sort and stamped with tbe strongest individu
ality, than any other young woman on the
stage to-day. Luckily she has youth still on
her side. Under the proper conjunction of a
manager, a suitable play and a bank account.
Miss Maddern will suddenly awake to find her
self far more famous than she dreams of now.
Everything is running smoothly f,or the great
May Festival. Testerday Manager Locke told
me that more than 60 private boxes had been
sold, ana that the Exposition building muslo
hall is now certain to be in proper shape for
the week ot music The programme of tbe
week's performance is now ready, and is as fol
lows: Tuesday tight, May 21 Grand inaugural
night: introducing Miss Jnch. Messrs. Eallsch
and Fischer and the great pianist. Miss Aus der
Ohe, together with the grand orchestra, under
direction of Anton Seidl. The Oratorio of
"The Creation" will be given on this evening.
Wednesday night A miscellaneous pro
gramme, introducing Lili Lehmann, Madam
Herbert-Foertter; Signors Perotti, Campanari,
Ricketson and others. A portion of this pro
gramme will, be devoted to the rendition of
compositions by Pittsburg composers.
Thursday afternoon A Wagner programme,
including scene, spinning chorus, ballade and
duett from "Flying Dutchman." Miss Juch,
Miss Von Doenhoff, Signor Campanan, a chorus
of women, and others will appear.
Thursday evenings-Miscellaneous programme
by leading soloists; a Beethoven concerto by
Miss Ans der Ohe, and the, Saint Saens
Oratorio of the "Deluge."
Friday evening Warner nieht. Seleetlnnc
from Lohengrin, Tannhauser, Die Walkure,
Siegfried and Gotterdammerung will.be given,
including Lehmann, Jnch, Perotti, Aus de Ohe
Saturday afternoon Popular programme
with leading soloists, Aus der Ohe and others.
Saturday evening Final performance,
Beethoven night Scenes from Fidello, with
Lehmann, Kaliscb, Fischer, and a male chorus
will be interpolated, followed by the lovely
"Egmont songs," sung by Miss Juch. The sec
ond part of the programme is the presentation
of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, given in its
entirety for tbe first time in Pittsburg, with
the grand festival chorus, the great orchestra,
Miss Juch, Kaliscb, Von Doenhoff and Fischer.
Mr. Leonard Wales and Dr. E. A. Wood are
fortunate in having secured the services of the
Boston Ideals for the production of their
new opera, "The Lion of Peru." Mr. Wales is
a musician of this city, and has also until re
cently been active in Journalism, and the music
of the new opera is from his hand, while the
libretto, which is said to be at once epigram
matic and smooth, is written by Dr. Wood, of
the Southside. .
Ab to the quality of the music and the
libretto, we shall be better able to judge after
the ppera has been performed here. Tbe plot
is founded, strange to relate, upon the South
Sea Bubble; surely a uew, if rather shakyKub
ject Tbe heroine will be portrayed by Mile.
Zelle de Lussan, and tbe full strength or the
Ideal company will support her. If the wishes
of the composer and author's friends will ac
complish anything, the opera will be a success.
Newspapermen in particular will rejoice to see
Mr. Wales succeed. Hepbukn Johns.
Thin WmIi'i Attrsrrlnna
The appearance of Miss Lydia Thompson
and her celebrated bnrlesque company at the
Bijou next week recalls a previous visit and
some of the roles in which she made her most
notable successes. There is a vast deal of dif
ference between tbe English burlesque of to
day and that of 'a few years ago, and the differ
ence extends in every direction. Tbe bur
lesques themselves; tbat is to say, the librettos,
bear but little resemblance to their predeces
sors, and the fashion In which they are staged
and costumed constitutes almost a new de.
parture. There are more differences to be ob
served in the matter of burlesque costumes
tnan In anything else. They are richer and
more expensive than they used to be,-while, at
tue same time, mere is considerably less of
them, that is, a great deal less material is em
ployed in the making ot tbem. In the older
burlesques the costnmer was wont to use yards
and yards of etnff In draping his figures, where
somewhat different effects are now secured
simply "by the employment of scarfs and like
devices. Tbe changes that have been made in
the costumes of burlesques, taken in connec
tion with the changes which have been made in
the burlesques themselves, have resulted in
what is practically a new form of
entertaiment Burlesque writers of the pres
ent day go in for very much broader and bigger
effects. They do not elaborate small points as
once they did. Tbe fashion for puns has gone
out altogether. Old burlesques used to be
stuffed with plays on wordy; line after line was
written for the obvious purpose of working up
what was then accepted as a witticism. But
the day forsuch work is past The Hr3t half of
the week there will bo produced Stephens and
Solomon's satirical burlesque "Penelope.!' It
is the old Grecian story of Penelope and
Uljsses, and is said to make one of tbe best
librettos ever written. Tbe music by Edward
Solomourls said to be sprightly, catchy and
original. The last ball of the week will be de
voted to the production of the new his
torical burlesque"Columbus." by George Dance
and A. D. Gordon. It treats of tne trials of
Christopher Columbus in bis efforts to get-an
outfit with which to discover the Western
world, the visit of Ferdinand and Isabella, the
sailing on tbe Santa Maria, tbe mutiny on
shipboard and Imprisonment of Columbus, the
landing of Columbus on the Island of Sau Sal
vador, and' the discovery of America, The
story is concisely told, and tbe events have a
historical flavor, wblch is known to every
schoolboy who has studied his history. Both
burlesques will be produced with the most
gorgeous mounting as to scenery and costumes
ever seen in Pittsburg, and tbe company num
ber some of the best known artists on the
English burlesque stage.
The whole of next week at Jthe Grand Opera
House Is devoted to the performance of the
thrilling miliurydrama, "The Fall of Atlanta,"
for tbe benefit ol the relief fund of Abe Pat
terson Post 88, "G. A. R, No worthier purpose
than benefiting the men who served thfir
country so well could be conceived of, and on
this ground it is the duty of every one who can
to visit the Opera House this week. But aside
from the charitable side of the case the "Fall
of Atlanta" is a sterling play, full of military
and romantic interest In it will appear Mr.
G. M. Cojntl!, th renowned Irish comedian,
in bis unparalleled creation of Samey Dolan,
the spy, supported by the best local talent,
among' which are: Leon J. Long, Ethiopian
comedian, as fempey David Jones, as Major
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STJITDAY, APRIL- 14
BolUlan; Daniel Ashwortb, as Captain Wind
er: Frank A. Grundy, as Colonel Armstrong;
Miss Lillian Burkhart, as Cora RolUionc The.
Toung Girls' Home Guard of Garfield Post No.
215, G. A. R, commanded by Comrade James L.
Graham, of that Post, have very kindly volun
teered their services for this performance.
Their military evolutions have challenged the
admiration of all who have seen them, and will
be one of the grand features of the
Serformance. Company G, Fourteenth
:egiment, N. G. p under command
of Captain Hamilton, will take part
Some idea of tbe plot of the play may be gath
ered from the following synopsis: Act I Fort
Smith, Ark., seized by rebels; Captain Arm
strong leaves for the North; Barney's vow;
tableau. Assailed. Act II Home; Barney in
trouble; the parting; Honnes drills the recruits:
off lor the front; tableau. Defended. Act HI
Before Atlanta; Barney wantedat headquarters:
conspiracy to bushwhack Armstrong; battle of
July 22; death of General McPbersoo; tableau,
Mourning. Act IV Andersonville; Barney's
escape: attempted abduction; the rescue;
tableau, Unity. Act V Cora in trouble; Win
der's villainy: Major Rollstott and Barney In
Macon prison; the surprise; Barney fulfills his
vow; tableau. Peace.
At Harris' Theater Miss Adelaide Gray this
week will be seen in "East Lynne." The Bt
Louis a lobe recently said: Miss Gray last even
ing drew tears from many eyes by her faithful
portraiture of character. In tbe first act she
looked and acted Lady Iiabel to tbe life. The
delicate by-play with Mr. Carlyle was full of
tbe lights and shades of comedy of the first
school; tbetfecling of jealousy tbat moved ber
being and worked her final ruin was full of
delicate handling. As Madame Vine sbo was
powerful, intense and soul-harrowing, perfect
in dissimulation, viewing the cbar acter with
tbe delicate tints of sentiment, moving to tears,
by tbe power of feeling, she drew tears to many
These will be a blaze of color and a great
grouping of pretty faces at the Academy of
Music this week. May Howard's Big Burlesque J
Company Is the guarantee for these desirable
results. The company is made up of bright
food-looking young women, giftedln the art of
un-maklng, sinning, specialty acts, dancing,
etc The organization never fails to arouse in
terest here and each performance is a medley
of good things from beginning to end. .
The Casino Museum, as usual, presents an
attractive bill of -new curiosities and variety
Echoes of the Singe.
An actor had a jug of gin;
And when he went to play
He hid it darkly in a box.
Till he could come that way.
A super saw bim hide it there.
And deftly made a scoop.
So when tbe actor came again,
The gin was in the supe.
Edwin Booth has entirely recovered his
health and has started for Cleveland, 'where he
resumes bis tour with Lawrence Barrett to
Mb. SamtjeI H. Fbiedlandeb, Manager
P. Harris' general representative, is in the
city looking after the Pittsburg theater on ac
count of Manager Graver's death.
Cbeston Clahke, who was obliged to close
his season at Milwaukee, week before last on
account of illness, is sojourning with friends In
Baltimore. He is much improved.
Robert Buchanan has written to Richard
Mansfield, complimenting tbe latter on his
performance of "Richard HI," which he says
is "an absolute realization of tbat demoniac
Maubice BABBYUOBE'ba six white hairs in
his little mustache. But as four are on one
side and two on tbe other, a one-sided appear
ance Is obtained which is rather worrisome to
the handsome actor and his friends.
Mbs. Potter is enamored of her own ap
pearance in the role of Camille, and she per
sists in playing it atNlblo'sTheater.NewTork,
on every possible occasion, much to tbe wonder
of the public and pain of the managers.
TnECTmf Noir agrees with The Dispatch
as to Miss Maddem's standing. This week it
says: Minnie Maddern will appear at the Madi
son Square Theater next month in "Feather
brain." At last we are to get a draft of true
A. H. Wood, the young proprietor and man
ager of the new West End Theater, Harlem,
New Tork, will star Tommy Russell next season
in a new plav by A. C. Wheeler, "Nym Crinkle,"
which is tq be ready in June. The little star
will open his season in New York.
Several of the prominent theaters in Chi
cago have adopted the automatic opera glass
Doxes which are attached to the backs of the
chairs, and which were first introduced at tbe
Academy. They have also been placed ip use
at Paris and St Petersburg. How the late
Manager Chalet would have chuckled at this
adoption of his idea.
Last week at tbe Boston Theater, Boston,
the Metropolitan Opera House Company gave
five performances of German opera, and
Margaret Mather gave two performances,
matinee and evening, fast day, to the largest
gross receipts that have ever been taken in at
seven performances at thatftheater. The
amount was over 27,000.
During the engagement of the Franceses
Redding Company in Phcenixville, Pa., the
other day, a funny thing occurred to the com
edian, Charles Theadore. Next season he In
tends to organize a company of his own and
has been quietly advertising for a leading
lady. Among many replies came one from
Washington, Ind. It described tbe writer as
of superlative beauty, splendid talents, and
loaded with elegant costume, for many dil
f brent parts. Theadore replied that he would
like to see the photograph of this divinity. It
reached Phcenixville in due course, and to
Tbeadore's vivid amazement was tbe picture
of ainegress, black as tbe ace of spades. A
letter accompanied itNsayrng that in the first
letter the writer had forgotten to men tion the
little matter of color.
The Chat iVoir relates this anecdote: Just
before visiting this country Wilson Barrett
met Henry Irving on tbe street in London.
"Ah!" exclaimed Irving, in that eloquent nasal
tone with which everyone is familiar. "Ah,
Mr. Barrett, ay hear y'aro gaw-lng across to
plaay for the' Americans. Praay saay what
you will give them.1; "Well," replied Barrett
in bis high bell-like way, "among other parts I
shall play Hamlet." "Oghl" said Irving look
ing down at Barrett with a smile of protest;
"you forget, Mr. Barrett, that av have plaayed
Hamlet for the Yankees." "But don't you
know. Mr. Irvine." renlied Barrett "that von
are not the only man who can play Hamlett"
l.KT. nPI pAinlnad T wtnr . .Hn aniln b.ni. , h.,
you are the only man who can not plaay
Hamlet. Good morn-ing, Mr. Barrett,v
"NYM Cbinkxe" says in the Dramatic Mir.
ror this week: By the way, I ought to tell you
tbat I saw a performance of "Robert Elsmere"
in Washington, and it rather disgusted me.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward would be maddened be
yond measure at this cheap perversion of her
theme. To me it was quite as impudent and
false as was "An Iron Creed," for Mrs. Ward,
who wrote her book entirely in tbe interest of
anaesthetic Uuitarianism. is here made to figure
as a scoffer at all religious sentiment, and ber
heroine as hardened from a sweet, heroic, self
sacrificing girl into an intolerable bigot It is
quite plain that tbe author of this play knew
nothing and cared less for Mrs. ward's pur
pose and set to work to get some benefit out of
tbe enormous vogue of Tier book by using its
name and ignoring its ability.
A would-me actor who applied to Mr. Pal
merfora position. Mr. Palmer, in his quiet
way, said: "What claim have you to being an
actor, and why do you adopt tbe stage as a pro-'
fesslont" "Well," replied the W.-B..A.. "you
know, I must live." "Not necessarily," replied
Mr. Palmer. This recalls another story of this
long-suffering manager, who, by the way, is re
ported to have read 7,000 plays during the past
17 j ears all bad but four. A well-known the
atrical agent called upon blm in regard to an
aspiring young tbespUnwho bad been in one
of tbe M. S. roaJ companies. "Does he know
anything, Mr. PalmerT" asked the agent
'JKnow anything!" repeated Mr. Palmer with
tiaglc emphasis, and then, in a boarse whisper,
"My dear boy, he doesn't even suspect any
thing!" Emma Juch had an experience at Taunton,
Mass., which she will not forget for some time.
The company returned to Boston after the per-'
formance at Taunton on tbe 10:30 train. On
arrival at Mansfield tbe valise containing Miss
Jucn's jewels was missed. The locomotive
wblch drew the train was immediately char
tered to return to Taunton with her manager
and if possible find, the lost gems. The distance,
11 miles, was made in 12 minutes. Tbe night
Watchman in going his rounds, found a valise
lying on one of the sofas wheie it had been
carelessly left, and had just placed it in the
baggage room when in came the panting loco
motive and its panting passengers inquiring
about a lost valise. The one found was mo-
r duced, and a smile, a serene smile, spread over
tne manager 5 i ace. .now came me real issue.
to get back to Mansfield with the jewels in
time to catch the train for Boston. Eleven
miles away ana ao minutes to cret were: out
tbey did it, and the must pleased person on
tbat train was .Miss Juch. cost ot care
lessness, .F7U", estimated value of jewels,
B. P. O. E. Notes,
OHIO now has 21 Elk lodges.
Who will be Grand Secretary?
Augusta, Ga wants a lodge of Elks.
Jackson, Mich., and Heading, Ps-, have
new Elk lodges.
Tbbnton Lodge No. 105, benefited March
26, to the tune of a cool thousand. Rose Cogh-
Ian in "Jocelyn"-was the attraction, and created
quite a sensation.
Brother Bentlet, of Findley Lodge, was
In the city last week. J i
Younqstown 65 promises to send 100 mem
bers to tbe Pittsburg reunion.
Mb. Bsuebs and Cochrane both took their
first at the last communication.
Cincinnati Lodge No. 5, benefited on last
Monday-evening, and it was a grand success. 1 1
The Murray and Murphy Company was en
tertained by the Hartford Lodge on March 81.
Altoojta Lodge will benefit next month.
Roland Reed, the star comedian, 'will give
Brothes Swabtwood, of No. U, manager
of the Hamilton (Ont) baseball team, left yes
terday for tbat place to assume bis duties.
When last in Wheeling, Joseph Melrose,
manager of the "Little Nngget Company" was
made a member of Wheeling Lodge No. 28.
The Banquet Committee met on last Monday
evening at Henrick's music store and elected
their Chairman and Secretary. They will com
mence at once to make arrangements fot the
Wileesbabbe Lodge No. 109 presented
Lizzie Evans with a gigantic floral elk at her
performance of 'The Buckeye." night of March
28. Miss Evans is an honorary member of
Memphis Lodge No. 27.
Detroit Lodge has organized a baseball
team, and have sent Pittsburg Lodge a chal
lenge to play a game here during the reunion.
Won't wo paralyze them with our trio, Galvin,
Carroll and Swartwood.
Lawrence Lodge of Elks is considering tbe
erection of a building with two lodge rooms, a
tranquet hall and a large store room on the first
floor. Tbe lodge will exemplify the first de
gree and fully qualify the new lodge to be or
ganized at Lynn, Mass., at an early day.
The Birmingham (Ala.) Lodge, No. 79, cele
brated its first anniversary at Elk Hall, March
25. On April 1, at O'Brien's Opera House. Birm
ingham, the lodge was tendered a benefit by tbe
Grand Opera Company, when "The Bohemian
Girl" was presented. Both affairs were very
Lots of good things are happening to Brother
Eugene Rook, Secretary of Toungstown No.
55. He has been made treasurer and assistant
manager of the Tonngstown Opera House. On
his tbiKv-second birthday he was the recipient
of a handsome Elks' gold ring from his wife.
Tbe ring was made by Brother Gus Fox, and is
HATI0NAL GDAED NOTES.
During the past month but three commis
sions were issued throughout the guard. Resig
nations must be on the decline.
Sergeant Major Charles Holmes, of
the Eighteenth Regiment will spend the sum
mer in Europe. He has made preparations to
leavo about tbe middle of June.
Ex-Captain Ferd Schriveb, of this city
left last Moilday for the West, with the inten
tion of locating there. He expects to get in a
claim on some ot tbe Oklahoma territory,short
ly to be thrown open.
Colonel S. W. Hill, of this city, accom
panied by Brigade Quartermasters Greenland,
Moyer and Callinan, are in New Tork City
looking up quarters for the various regiments
during tbe Centennial.
Special orders No. 10, from the Adjutant
General's office, honorably discharges Lieuten
ants Carpenter, O'Brien, Hlllard and Kniffen,
of the Ninth Regiment, and Captain E. C.
Smith, qf the Thirteeptn Regiment.
The officers of the First Reglment,at a meet
ing last week, deel ded to adopt a new dress
belt, bayonet, scabbard and cartridge box, to
be worn with their dress uniforms. Several
different styles are being held under considera
tion. Mr. George Harwood, a well-known mem
ber of the guard in '(his city, has returned from
a three months' visit to bis former home in
London,' Canada. He thinks the"Kanucks"
hare a very fair militia organization, and are
striving to improve it in every possime way.
Captain R. W. A. Simmons, who has been
ill for some timewith an attack of pneumonia,
has bad a relapse, and his condition is reported
as quite serious. Captain Simmons is one of
the model officers of tbe guard in this end of
tbe State, and his company is missing blm
AT the meeting of Battery "B" last Monday
night, it was decided that tbe organization take
in the centennial trip. Two Pullman sleeping
cars will be secured for tbe journey, and a full
quota of men will be taken. It is probable,
however, that the battery will be dismounted
during the parade, owing to the scarcity of
General Gobin, commandant of the Third
Brigade, is in the city on State business. He is
one of the best known and liked officers of the
guard and has a brilliant military record, hav
ing risen from a First Lieutenant to a Brigadier
General of volunteers during the last war, and
has been continuously connected with the
Pennsylvania militia since its organization.
Cojipant I, of McKeesport, got to work on
its new range daring the past week, and by the
time tbe shooting season opens expects to have
one of tbe finest target grounds in this end of
the State. It is located three miles above Mc
Keesport, on the Pittsburg, McKeesport and
Toughiogheny Railroad, and in adaltion to the
regular targets, will have a range for 800 yard
G otebnob Beaver and G enerals Hartranf t,
Wiley, Hastings and Snowden held a meeting
last Thursday evening, and notwithstanding
quite a protest from General Snowden, decided
that the regiments of the First Brigade should
not be allowed to wear dress uniforms at the
coming New York trip. Snch a bowl has been
raised in the East over the matter, especially
in the Second Regiment and State Fencibles,
that a big attempt will be made to procure a
dress uniform for the entire Guard very
Governor Beaver has decided .that the
next encampments shall be by regiments, and
will be held during July and August, thoseof
the Second Brigade to take place first, being
from the 8th to the 13th of July. The locations
are left to tbe judgment and selection of the
regimental commanders. While both Colonel
Smith and Colonel Perchment have known for
soruo time tbat tbe next encampments would
be by regiments, no grounds have yet been
picked ont, altbongh several places have been
put at their disposal bandy to the city. Now
tbat tbe matter Is definitely settled, however,
tne locations wiu oe cnosen at an eany uaie.
Notwithstanding the veto of Governor
Beaver on tbe special legislation bill, the
County Commissioners will probably expose for
sale In the next few weeks the old university
and Criminal Court buildings. The Eighteenth
Regiment will probably be in the field for the
latter building as an armory, and as its com
mittee and financial agent appointed for tbe
purpose of raising funds are meeting with very
good success, should the building be sold at
any kind of a reasonable price, it will be se
cured. If tbe public spirited citizens knew of
tbe difficulties under which regimental officers
labor to hold their organizations together, liv
ing in the miserable quarters they do, surely
no efforts would- be. necessary to secure tbe
sufficient amount ot funds.
Some time ago it was announced in this col
umn tbat tbe Eighteenth Regiment proposed
to attend divine services in a body. Chaplain
Milligan, gladly assented to the project and
named next Sunday afternoon as tbe time, as
at that particular portion of the day any regu
lar religious ceremonies would not be interfered
with. The only remaining thing to be done was
to secure a church, and as a central location
was desired, the committee ot officers on the
subject applied to the elders of tbe Second
Presbyterian Church on Penn avenue for tbe
privilege or holding the services in thejr build
ing. The surprise of tbe committee and of
Chaplain Milllgan can well be imagiued when
the gentlemen constituting tbe directors of a
church announced tbat their holy edifice could
toot be used for such a purpose.
General orders No. 6 from tbe Adjutant
General'soffice announce that during tbe months
of April and May tbe Brigade Inspectors.under
the direction of the Acting Inspector General,
will hold an inspection of the several organiza
tions In their armories. In compliance with
the above order, which was issued last week,
General Wiley has decided that the two Pitts
burg regiments shall be inspected before going
to New York, and will issue an order to that
effect at once. The inspections will probably
be held next week, and will be conducted by
Major Patterson, assisted by Lieutenant Bean,
"of the regular army. As tbw is of such vital
importance to the standing of regiments, and
knowing that His Excellency tbe Governor,
has not any too much love for the local organi
zations, particularly the Eigbteentbi company
commanders feel a little sore tbat tbe Inspec
tions fihnnld he rnshed noon them in this man-
,ner, particularly in tne race oi tne nwi oric
trip, and so shortly after tbe miserable Wash-
mc.ua excumgu wmcu uuKuatcu uuj ui.u
That there will be some hustling around the
armories In the next few days is expressing it
- A Quiet Little Chat.
A short distance from the PosfcifSce cor
ner two gentlemen were seep conversing in
a quiet way in regard to the elegant manner
in which Dickson, the tailor, 63 Filth ave
nue, corner Wood street, second floor, reno
vates, repairs and alters gentlemen's wear
ing apparel. Don't lorget Dickson. Tele
MEN WHO FQUEHT.
THE LOYAL LEGION.
Sleeting: of the Sixth Quadrennial Con
gress of tbe Order at Cincinnati Lee's
Surrender Tbe Fall or Atlanta G. A.
R. News. .
The sixth quadrennial National Congress
of theMilitary Order of the Loyal legion,
held at Cincinnati on "Wednesday and
Thursday of last week, was the largest that
has yet met, and the results will have the
effect to greatly increase the zeal ot the com
panions as well as to add to the membership
of the order. Commander-in-Chief Ruther
ford B. Hayes, ex-President of the United
States, presided at all the sessions. There
were representatives from each of the 18
State Commanderies. The reports from the
commanderies showed an increased and in
creasing interest in the order. Consider
able business of a legislative nature, but of
Interest only to members of tbe order, was
transacted. A number of important changes
were made in the constitution and rules and
regulations, to conform to tbe changed condi
tion of things since the institution of the order,
April 15, 1863. The changes will be promul
gated in a short time.
The annual meeting of the Ohio State Com
mandery was held about the same time, wnen a
large number of additions was made to its
membership. Tbe State Commandery gave a
banquet at the Gibson House to the delegates
to the National Congress, which was attended
by about 400 companions. The principal
speech at the banquet was made by Commander-in-Chief
Hayes, who spoke at consid
erable length of the late Stanley Mattnews,
Justice of the Supreme Court Other addresses
were made by Generals J. D. Cox, George
Crook, A. L. Grant, E. W. Hincks, M. T. Mc
Mahnn and Charles F. Manderson. Tbe ora
torical treat of Jhe evening was that of Major
William H. Lambert, of Philadelphia, in re
sponse to the toast "The Loyal Legion." He
stated the object of tbe Loyal Legion was, in
brief, "to transmit to our children the living
memories of the four years of war." A pithy
letter was read from General William T. Sher
man. The Seventh Quadrennial Congress will be
held in St Paul, Minnesota, in April; 1893.
The Anniversary of Lee's Surrender.
Since the 9th of April, 1865, wben General
Lee surrendered tbe remnant of tbe Army of
Northern Virginia to General Grant, there has
not been such a general observance of tbe day
as this year. This was especially true of the
posts and old soldiers of Allegheny county.
Posts 151 and 236 bad very Interesting meet
ing No les3 so was tbat of 259 in its new
rooms. A specially prepared programme was
carried out without tbe slightest change. Tbe
ball was well filled by appreciative friends.
All were delighted with what tbey saw and
beard. The address of welcome by Judge
Slagle was very appropriate and happy. The
other speakers. Comrades Head. Abel, Harper,
Riddle, Thompson, Pearson, Parkinson and
Cowl were heartily applauded. Tbe singing of
tbe Apollo Quintet was tbe very best, includ
ing the hymn, "America," in which tbe audi
ence joined. After the exercises were over a
half hour was spent in pleasant social inter
course. The day was appropriately observed -in a
number of places in the western part of tbe
State, notably at New Castle, where there was
a parade and meeting in tbe afternoon, and a
campfire at tbe Park Opera House in tbe even
ing, at which interesting addresses were de
livered. A permanent organization was formed
of the old soldiers, with a view to help along
tbe project of a monument to the soldier dead
of the county. Colonel O. L. Jackson, of New
Castle, was elected President
The Fall of Atlanta.
If all indications go for anything the success
of the "Fall of Atlanta," at the Grand Opera
House, under the auspices of Post 88, Alle
gheny, this week, will be complete. The star
parts will be sustained by George" M. McCon
nell, tbe renowned Irish comedian, and Miss
Lillian Burkhart The Young Girls' Home
Guard, of Garfield Post 215, and Company G,
Fourteenth Regiment, N. G. P.. will assist The
proceeds will go toward tbe relief fnnd of Post
83. For synopsis and cast of characters see
G. A. R. Notes.
"The Inquisitive Veteran I"
The Department of Indiana last year gained
OFtbe7,b00 ex-soldiers living in Colorado,
only 3,500 are members of the G. A. R.
Department Commander Thomas J.
Stewabt expects to be in Pittsburg soon.
John W. Burst, of Illinois, is mentioned as
a successor to Commander in Chief Warner.
Since the beginning of the year over 70 new
Camps of the Sons of Veterans have been
The beanbake held Tuesday evening at East
Liverpool by General Lyon Post No. 1 was a
General Meade Post No. 1, of Philadel
phia, promises to add 100 new members to its
roil aunng tne year.
There are few better presiding officers at a
a campfire or open meeting of a post than
Comrade W. O.Russell of loL
Department Commander , Thomas J.
Stewart will deliver tbe Memorial Day ad
dress this year for Post 118, Columbia, Pa.
General Stewart L. Woodford, of New
York, will deliver tbe Memorial Day addressat'
Gettysburg, under tbe auspices of Post 9.
Post 230 will hold memorial services the
Sunday preceding Memorial Day at the Fifth
TJ. P. Church, corner Washington and Webster
The Memorial Day Committee representing
the posts of tbe old city will meet in Municipal
Hall for organization on Saturday evening,
April 27. A
Chiet Mustering Oveicer X. 8. Rsxs, of
this department, rep6rts tbe muster of a new
poststPort Trevorton, Snyder county, Pa
witnT6 charter members.
The veterans of theMexican War are mak
ing arrangements to celebrate tbe forty-second
anniversary of tho battle of Cerro Gordo,
Mexico, next Thursday in Philadelphia.
There is an unusual nnmber of theVcom
rades of Post 3 sick at this time. They are
Commander J. M.-Roberts, Sidney Omohundro,
George R. Splane, F. B. Long, James A. Mer
cer and Mr. Hughes.
The flag and guidon of the Fifth Pennsyl
vania Cavalry, returned by 'Senator Wade
Hamilton, of South Carolina, through Senator
Quay, of tbls State, will be deposited in the
nag room at itarnsDurg.
Major Moses Veale, of Philadelphia, will
deliver the oration at the unveiling of the
monument of General McClellan at Trenton,
N. J., on Memorial Dav. Tbe cost of the monu
ment is estimated at 520,000.
General Sander Post Ho. 5, Department
of Massachusetts, has ,a membership of 1,048
comrades, the largest post in the G. A. R. The
post has property valued at $68,671 31, and last
year nearly 57,000 In charity. ,
Since Its organization. March 31, 1S34, En- '
campment No. 1, Union Veteran Legion, has
bomo on its roll tbe names of 819 veterans. An
effort will be made to Increase this number to
1,000 by tbe close of the year.
Colonel James U.Hull Post 157 is keep
ing up its good work. Another recruit was
added last Thursday eveningAt tbe next
meeting Comrade Dick McClatcbey, ot the fire
alarm omce, win De mustered.
It Is now Comrade J. W. Armstrong, the
genial Assistant Foreman ot the Chronicle
Telegraph, he having been mnstered into Post
157 last Thursday evening,' adding another Re
serve man to tho roll of tbat post
Encampment No. I, Union Veteran Legion,
will hold an important meeting In their new
ball. No. 77 Sixth avenue, to-morrow evening.
It is expected that "Tbe Inquisitive Veteran"
will, be produced by several of tbe comrades.
If earnest, bard work will avail, the Head
quarters of tbe Department of Pennsylvania
does not propose tbat tbe Department of Obio
shall make a better showing in 1889 in point of
members or in any other respect than they do.
Davis Camp, Sons of Veterans, will give, a
reception at Cycloram Hall, Allegheny City,
on the 30th Inst The Ladles' Aid Society con
nected with the camD are Interesting them-
kselvea to make the affair worthy ot tbe day.rlt
will do a run aress nun,
A NUMBER of Important decisions hava
recently been- given by Commissioner of Pen
sions Tanner and Assistant Secretary ofrths
Interior Busser. Tuey are all favorable to the
old soldier, and are practical answers to the
question wbat to do with tho surplus.
A ruuno of Commissioner of Pensions Tan
ner gives to tbe widow and children of de
ceased claimants, whose cases have reached ad
justment after death, tne accrued pension. The
ruffcc of Corporal lanneris a just one and
clearly in conformity with the intent of the
Comrade James S. Rut an, of Post 88, pres
ent State Senator from tbe Allegheny district,
returned home from Harrisburg on Thursday
for rest and medical treatment. Senator Rutin
has been a sufferer for a nnmber of years from
rheumatism. He has been much improved
-since his return home. "
Comrade W. J. Patterson, of Post 157,
who commanded Company F. Sixty-second'
Pennsylvania Volunteers, at the battle of Get
tysburg, will deliver tbe bistorical.address at
the dedication of the monument erected on the
field by that organization. The services will
take place on the 21st of next month.
An urgent appeal has been made by Depart
ment Commander O'Neall, of Ohio.to tbe posts
of tbat department to endeavor to wrest from
Pennsylvania tbe honor of being the Banner
Department Tbe difference in membership is
cow very small. Are the comrades of Penn
sylvania willing to drop to second place? '
A reception will be tendered to Commander
in Chief of the G. A. R. Major William Warner
by the comrades who will be in attendance at'
the Washington Centennial Anniversary ia
New Tork on tbe 30th inst After tbe recep
tion a monster campfire will be held, at which
it is expected there will be representatives from
at least 1,000 posts.
Captain James Harvey Cooper, of New'
Castle, Pa., will deliver tbe address May 21 at
the dedication ot the monument of Battery B,
First Artillery. P. R.V.C., on Cemelfty Hill,
Gettysburg. Tbe monument has been in posi
tion about three months. By those competent
to judge it is regarded as one ot the most ap
propriate on the battle field.
The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Re
serve Association will be held at West Chester
on the 17th of September, the anniversary of
the adoption of tbe Federal Constitution and
also of the battle of Antletam. The First
Regiment of the Reserves was from Chester
county, its first Colon6l being the late R.Biddle
Roberts, formerly of this city.
General William A. Robinson, of Rob
inson Bros., bankers, and Colonel Enos Wood
ward, both members of Post 259, have been ill
for some time. Colonel Woodward has been
in the West Penn Hospital for several months.
They are sufficiently improved to be removed
for a change of air, the former to Old Point
Comfort and the latter to Philadelphia.
According to reliable authority, the num
ber of troops called oat by oar Government
from the first call for 75,000 men until April 6,
1865, was 2,759.019. The total number that re
sponded was 2,656,053. Of these 29,93a were
killed, or died ot wounds and disease. The
total cost in money to the Federal Govern
ment during the war was about S3j00O,00O,U0O.
The Society of tho Ninth Corps is engaged
in raising funds to erect a monument to Gen
eral Jesse L. Reno, who was killed at South
Mountain, Md., September 11, 1862. General
Reno was in command of a division of that
corps wben killed. He was formerly a resident
of Franklin. Venango county, tbls State, and
was one of the best officers in tbe Army of the
Union ex-soldiers will regret to learn that
during the past week the home of the old Con
federate, Lieutenant General James Long
street, was burned, and with it bis library and,
it is feared, the manuscript of his history of the
late war. Tbe latter was anticipated by many
as one of the mo3t important literary contribu
tions to a correct understanding of the events
of the war.
Finally tbe regiments f the Pennsylvania
Reserve Corps tbat participated in the battle
of Gettysburg, have received legislative au
thority to combine the 51.500 allowed each into
one land for the purpose of erecting a memor
ial hall. This does not include Battery B, of
tbe artillery, which has its monument erected,
and Battery F, which will erect Its own, on
Encampment No. 1, Union Veteran Legion,
has determined upon tbe evening of April 30,
the one hundredth anniversary of George
Washington first taking the oath of office and
Inauguration as President, for the formal'
"opening" of its new hall, over the Pittsburg
gas office. Sixth avenue. Comrades McKenna,
Dreher and Forster constitute a committee
haying In charge ail tbe arrangements.
The campfiFe to be held in the hall of the
House of Representatives, Harrisburg. on
Thursday evening, April 25, by the ex-soldiers
and sailors of the two branches of the Legisla
ture and departments, will be an interesting
one, and the first of its kind. Colonel Thomas
W. Beau, a member of the House from Mont
gomery county, ds Chairman of the Committee
of Arrangements, Governor Beaver will be
asked to preside. ,
All the details for Pennsylvania Day, May
22, at Gettysburg, have not been arranged.
General John K. Brooke, the Chief Marshal, is
in communication with the Monument Commis
sion, and it Is expected all the arrangements
will soon be completed and announced. It is
expected tbat President Harrison will be pres
ent and review the procession. Tbe important
feature of the day will be tbe address of Past
Department Commander Samuel Harper, of
Past Department Commander J. P. 8.
Gobin, Senator from Lebanon county, was in
tbe city during the past week, with tbe Sena
torial Committee to Investigate the Western
Pennitentiary. General Gobin was Colonel of
the Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers
and was brevetted Brigadier General for gal
lant and meritorious services during the war.
He is now serving his second term as a Senator.
His friends think he would be a strong candi
date for the Republican nomination for Gov
ernor next year. He is an able lawyer; is of
decided convictions on all subjects. This last
is especially true as to the investigation of the
penitentiary, and wiping out the soldiers or
phans' schools owned by the syndicate.
Burins the past week the syndicate con
trolling the Soldiers' Orphans' Schools at
Mercer, Mount Joy, McAlHsterrille and Ches
ter Springs has been unusually active at Har
risburg. Notwithstanding the efforts of these
interested members the amendment to tbe bill
appropriating S450,000 to the schools for
tbe Jiext two years, providing" that no
money shall be paid to the syndicate schools,
passed the House last Thursday by a vote of
165 to 5. It will now go to the Senate. The
syndicate claims that Governor Beaver will
veto the bill. They rely upon tbe influence of
an official very close to the Governor. Should
tbls prove true there Is no doubtthe bill, as
amended, -would be passed notwithstanding
the Governor's objections. 'The old soldiers
all over the State are watching this legislation
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