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1 THE SOCIAL SWIM.
Shaking Bands With a Lady Gloves No
Longer Worn at Evening Tteceptioni
Leaving Card Mornlnif WdiIInc El
derly Unmarried Lndlci In England.
jf nVBHTEX FOR THE DIEl'ATCn.l
4' The author of "Don't" this week shows
jja number of inquirers the way out of diffi
cnlty in a number of disputed points of eti
fquctte. t CHTLDBEN'S rAETIES.
1. A lady wishes to give her little daughter a
J birthday partv. How should the invitation
p.read? 2. Should It be sent by mail?
L There is no difference in the form of an
' Invitation for a child's party from that of invi
f tatiocs for parties by adults. "Miss Ella Jones
. requests the pleasure of Master Oliver Beach's
company at 2 o'clock, December 4. 2. Invita
, tions can be sent by mail.
" I recently met on the cars an old friend, and
8 was introduced by him to a lady who was with
a him. Upon leaving tbem I bade them good-by,
Land shook hands with the gentleman; should I
have offered to have done so with the ladv?
I No. Ton could not properly have offered to
t shake hands with the lady, the initiative shonld
i have come from her.
t HAKDLT FBOPEK.
Will you kindly state the proper thing to do
In the following case: Suppose a young lady
, and a young gentleman hare friends in com
mon, but are cot acquainted. He calls and she
i is not at home. Would it be proper for her to
I write him a note stating when she will be at
home? I neglected to state that they knew of
'r each other through their triends.
It would cot be proper fcr a young lady to
i address a note to a gentleman under such cir-
cumstanccs. Rules, no doubt, are as often
disregarded as they are observed, but accord
ing to the canons of those fastidious people
who give laws to the social world, a younc lady
can under no circumstances correspond with a
" young gentleman unless he is very intimate
with the family and the correspondence is con
ducted with the knowledge of the young lady's
GLOVES AT EVENIKG EECEPTIOXS.
1. Are gloves always worn at evening recep
t tions by gentlemen, and if so, what style ? 2.
To whom should the present be sent, and if to
; the prospective bride, in her maiden came or
not 7 3. If unable to attend, shonld regrets be
sent to the bride's parents or should jnst a card
be sent, and If so, when T 4. At an informal
dancing party where no programme is had and
ladies are present without cbapeioncs, after a
? .dance withaladvhowisarentlcinan to leave
her? II he remains seated with her -others
t may think she has the next dance engaged with
him: if he leaves her it would seem he sorely
Should cot leave her alone.
1. Gentlemen do cot now wear gloves at
' evening receptions, which a few years ago was
, the universal custom. 2. To the bride and in
her maiden name. As the presents are sent
f before tho marriage the prospective brido has
co other than her maiden came. 3. It is not
necessary to send regrets to wedding invita
tions. Send a card with "best wishes" to the
bnde-electtheday before the wedding, 4. He
might conduct her to some lady acquaintance
with whom be could leave her.
1. What is the meaning of P. P. C. Cards? 2.
Is it still the custom to turn down the corners
of visiting cards? Kindly tell me the signifi
cance attached to bending of various corners.
1. P. P. C. are the initials for Pour prendre
conge; meaning to take leave. 2. It is not now
the custom to turn down the corners of visiting
We would like an answer to a few important
questions: L Authorities say: "Leave card
lor card." Now wbat is the idea of leaving a
card? 2. Why is it necessary to be in your car
nage when your servant delivers your cards to
the servant answering the door? Supposing
there is a footman, would the driver aiisu er?
3. In case a member of the family for whom
the cards are intended should answer the door
and discover your presence in the carnage,
would she (the member) not have reason to
feel slighted? How is the recipient of the card
to know, in case she was out, whether they
were intended as a call or card leaving only?
4. Do ladies in mourning, desiring "to re-enter
(society, leave their cards in person or send
them by post? 5. Why is it neccsary to leave
cards in person "to inquire" after f nends dur
ing their illness? Supposing a relative of tho
patient answered the door, what would become
. of the "card to inquire?"
Manx Lady Fbieitds.
L The idea of leaving a card is to pay your
respectsreard for card, therefore, is a courtesy
in response to a courtesy received. 2. There is
no necessity for a lady being in her carriage
when her servant delivers ber card; she can
send her cards in her carriago by her maid, or
she can take a maid with her for the purpose,
if there is co footman. If there is no footman
and co maid aud co male companion, then tho
lady must herself deliver her cards. 3. No.
Salutations are exchanged and you drive off. 4.
They may be sent by post. B. It is not binding
' on any ono to send cards "to inquire;" it is
simply an act of graceful courtesy. 6. If a
t member of the family answers the door then,
jf of course, the inquiries are made in person and
r the card is not delivered.
? ABDEESSING BUSINESS LETTEES.
f L Ton said in a recent article always use the
2 prefix Mr. orEq. in addressing a gentleman's
r fetter. I find, by inquiry, that it is almost uni
B ' versally omitted by gentlemen in business cor
f respondence, and tec best engraver in the city
told me he never put it on gentlemen's visiting
i "cards. Does not general custom regulate et
V tiquette? 2. I think you will find that the cus
t torn of leaving "cards at a funeral"' is neither
monstrous nor horrible, nor invented by an
' undertaker, but is proper and courteous and
practiced by people of culture aud re
finement. People give notice of a
death and funeral, both through the
papers and by private message, inviting
. yout-attendance. Friends come from suburban
towns and often longer distances; business men
leave their offices and employments to pay the
last tribute of respect to an esteemed friend.
; They cannot see the family, they have no op
, portunity of calling again to leave cards or mes
sages ot condolence. It seems an act of kind
and thoughtful courtesy to let the family know
that their friends were with them personally
as well as in sympathy, at the funeral services.
i Why is it not proper to leave your card at that
time as well as a few days later? and it is nat
ural that the family should desire to know who
paid them the respect and courtesy by accept
ing their message or notice. It seems an emi
nently proper and desirable custom.
L The prefix "Mr." or the affix "Esq." is al
ways employed by correct people in addressing
a letter to a gentleman. We have a somewhat
t extensive acquaintance with business corrc
l" spondence, and in our experience it is excep-
: tinned to meet Wltn a letter auuresbeu ovuer-
. -wise. There are. of course, crude people and
careless people who violate every rule, and cer
tain people, such as Quakers, are opposed on
principle to the use of titles of any kind. As
to "Mr." on visiting cards, wo have no doubt a
majority of American men omit it, especially
in the West. InEmjland "Mr." is invariably
used without exception; in the United States it
f Is only partially so. JJat among peopiewno aro
t fastidious, who know the correct thing, who
1 maintain rigid social laws, "Mr." is always pre-
fixed to the name on a visiting card, and with
K these people it is considered -vulgar not to do
f eo. But perhaps this custom Is more generally
h .ArA to in the Eastern cities than else
where, and there, no doubt, only among the
higher circles. Jls yon have consulted a local
card engraver, write nowto Tiffany & Co, of
New York, for conclusive evidence on th.s
coint. -2. If the writer thinks the ens-
-'decorous 2nd proper, he Is certainly privileged
torn or coaveruBS "??":--,--:?-,
to do so. We can only say that it is a custom
not adopted, so far as we can learn, in any cir
cles with which we aro acquainted.
AS TO WEDDINGS.
1. We are to be married at 3 o'clock In
church. Should the ushers wear the same as
for a morning wedding, with or without gloves?
2. The wedding is to take place where none of
the bride's relatives can attend. Who should
escort her to the altar, the chief usher? and
who should give her away? 3. What should
tbo groom wear? Henrietta.
1. A wedding at 2 o'clock is a morning wed
ding, as the term is socially understood. 2.
Under such circumstances the bride should be
conducted to the altar by some elderly friend,
who would give her away. 3. A morning dress,
Prince Albert frock coat, light trousers, white
Is an unmarried woman, well along in years,
ever called "Mrs." in England, as in France
they arc, 1 believe, addressed Madame instead
It is not uncommon for maiden ladles in
England of SO and over to be addressed as
"Mrs." This was once a universal custom with
English people andis still maintained, although
SOOT AT tTOrCHEOX.
I addressed twojnquiries some time ago. hut
have failed to see them answered. 1. Should
you at a luncheon nhere bouillon is served
drink it out of the enp or sup it with a spoon?
2. On the card accompanying a wedding pres
ent that is to be sent to the house on the mar
riage day, would you say: "With best wishes,"
or "With congratulations and best wishes?"
L Both of these questions have been an
swered. Bouillon must be drank out of the cup
without a spoon. 2. "Best wishes" should be
addressed to the brido and "congratulations" to
the groom. If you address congratulations to
the bride the inference might bo that she had
done better than she deserved, that she is lucky
to have "found a husband. With the groom
congratulations are proper because this is com
plimentary to the bride, and men, it may be
gallantly assumed, always are lucky in mar
Having received two complimentary tickets
from a gentleman to attend a reception of bis
regiment and being unable to attend, would
there have been any discourtesy in giving them
to my brother?
It would not be improper to transfer the
tickets for an entertainment of this character
to another member of tbo family.
Author of "Don't.1'
The Twenty-fifth Ward Debating Society vis
ited the Knights of the Golden Eagle Friday
evening, and gave them a very entertaining
Miss Agnes Hamilton's dancing classes will
give an entertainment at Lafayette HaU on
Thursday, May 9. Toerge's orchestra will fur
nish the music, and it promises to be a delight
ful event all around.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Purkey, of Syca
more street, Cuquecne Heights, entertained
quite a number of their friends last Wednes
day evening, it being tho fifth anniversary of
their marriage. Mrs. Purkey was 'assisted by
her sister, Miss Mary McCush, of Allegheny.
A very pleasant evening was spent at the
residence of R. W. Hayes, Fulton street, Fri
day. Among those present were Misses Mattie
.tiays, raiterson, ol. .uaizen, .crney, woou,
Vance, Deinsey, Dixon, E. Stewart, J. Stewart;
Messrs. Wood, Dr. Warner, Lamb, Dalzell,
Day, C. Dalzell and many others.
A small party of friends were entertained
handsomely last Thursday evening at the resi
dence ot Miss Sadie Bartholomew, Sedgwick
street. Among those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford R. Wilson, Misses Mamie and
Katie Flanlgan, Ella and Anna Scantlon. Myra
Boyle, Alice Ricbey; Messrs. Woods, Fisher,
Wilson, Creaand Bartholomew.
Great interest is felt on the part of organized
labor and ib friends in the grand ball an
nounced to cake place to-morrow evening in
Imperial Hal, under the auspices and for the
benefit of Lodge 2920. A. A. of I. and S. W.
(tho strikers from Wm. Clark's Son fe Co.'s
Iron Works), who have been for many months
holding out for what they deemed a great prin
ciple. The managers of the Protestant Home for
Incurables, located on Butler street, between
Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth streets, will hold a
donation and reception Thursday, May 2. Re
freshments will be served from 2 to 6 P. v.
Gifts of money, drygoods and groceries will be
gratefully received. Trains will lcavo the
Union station for Standard station, and con
nection can te made from the Citizens' Trac
tion uithSharpsbnrg cars.
Miss Hilda Engel, of Marshall avenue, Alle
gheny, gave a reception Wednesday evening,
from 8 to 12, to a cumber of her friends. Among
those present were: Misses S. Hal pin, M.
Saunders, M. Halpin, R. Lenighen. J. Snyder.
B. Snider, A.. Lenighen, Bayard, Messrs. Will
Verner. Harry Hespenhlde, Geo. Guibert,
Gallary, George Michler, Martlq, Hill. John
Snyder, Ed Morrison. James Bayard, J. Straw
hicker. Alb Stevens, John Daily and others.
Master Leo O'Neill, of Irwin avenue, Alle
gheny, entertained his young friends on Easter
Monday in honor of his lltb birthday. Among
those present were Masters Talbot Willie and
Leslie Graham, Frank Lawrence, Willie Demp-
sey, Jerome laner. ieo (jarroi, xora Aiecnan,
JimDnane. Ed and Jack Hunter. Walter Bar-
ford, Herbert Holloway, Willie Downs and Ed
Dempsey. After refreshments were served the
little folks left, highly pleased with their even
The operetta that was held in the West End
Rink last Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,
given by the young ladies and gentlemen of St.
James' Church, was quite a success. Miss Lulu
Minick, the Queen, with her band of little
fairies, presented some very fine singing and
acting: also Mr. John O. Toole, as Meporter,
did his part elegantly. The name of the opera
was "RCE. Porter, or the Interviewer," being
under the direction of Father Cosgrave, as
sisted by Miss Mary McDermott, as pianist.
They also had a very fine orchestra, composed
of six or eight pieces, whose members played
some fine selections from the different operas.
Avery pleasant surprise party was given at
the home of Miss Lottie Axlhelm, on Third
avenue, on Thursday evening, April 25. Among
the many friends present were Misses Mazy
Brokaw, Llllie McCoy, Mary Edwards, Aggie
Galiaber, Laura Axthelm. Allie Neelen, Molllo
Rebley. Bertha Haucb, Mamie Carson, Mary
Beuscner, Lizzie Young; Messrs. Fred Rebele,
Jake and Fred Landan, Dave Ryan, Henry
Luderbuhl, John Maxwell. Clifford Delhi,
George Sutton, James Gallaher, Harry Brcit
welsser, George and Carl Axthelm, and many
others. The evening was spent in dancing and
A very pleasant party was held at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Prenter in honor
of their daughters. Misses Maggie and Jennie.
Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Pur
eel!, Mr. and Mrs. McCreaty, Mr. and Mrs..
Zollinger, Mrs. Wise. Misses Sadie and Mary
Duffy, Minnie Ruegner, Mamie and Gertie
Wise, Stella Clark, Mary Mullany, Carrie For
erster, Katie O'Donnell, Lanra Lear, Mary
Carter, Annie Carney, Mamie Fitzgerald. Mol
lie Jackson. Lizzie Jackson, Magglo Hoffman,
Messrs. O'Donnell, Weyland, Simon, Crouse,
Farnery, Kief, Hagney, Coffee. Flina, Camp
bell, Caroline, Kirfly, Dishner, Convery, Mc
Marrons, Thompson, Geroy, Geltz and Hein.
The Waveriy Club was entertained on Thurs
day evening by Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wilson at
their residence, Stanton avenue. Tho evening
was pleasantly spent in telling Scotch stones
and singing Scotch songs. Amone those pres
ent were: Mr. and Mrs. Dempster, Miss Annie
Dempster, Mr. William Fisher and Miss Mary
Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dick, .air. and Mrs.
John "tfonng, Mr. and Mrs. D. 8. Thompson,
Mr. Alex. Leggate and son. Mr. and Mrs. Awe.
Mr. and Mrs. Chisholm and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. N. G. Ayres, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ford Mack
enzie, Mr. Charles Curry. Mr. and Mrs. Mnr
head. Mr. David Kirk. Miss C. L. Kirk, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex. Waddel, Mr. and Mrs. Hardie,
Robert Thomson, James Hardie, John Young
One of the most enjoyable surprlsp parties of
the week was given to Miss Tillle Bauer, at the
residence of her parents, New Brighton road,
near Beoton avenue, Allegheny, by a number
of her lady friends, on Thursday evening, April
25. The finest of music invited all to dance,
and this was enjoyed by all until an early hour
tbo next morning. Among those present were:
The Misses A. Klette, L. Hoffman, K. Ehr
hard, A. Ncwmann, S. Gehlbach, E. Gerber, E.
Hirche. L. Ittel. C. Faulk. N. Scbnellbacher. C.
Herrmann, C. Walters and T. Brandstetter,
and Messrs. G. Hoffmann, J. Herrmann, J.
Sloaa, H. G. Greener. W. Steinbrenner, F.
Geyer, P. Poppenger, CEhrhard, F. Slgrist, E.
Schuster, C. Schuster, J.Young and F. Frame;
also, Mr. and Mrs. Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Faulk,
aud many others. Every one left with the sat
isfaction of having enjoyed a most pleasant
The officers and members of Davis Camp,
Sons of Veterans, will hold a full dress recep
tion Tuesday evening, April 30, at Cyclorama
Hall, Allegheny, celebrating the one hundredth
anniversary of the inauguration of the first
President of the United States, The chaperons
for the occasion will consist ot Mrs. W. L.
Foulk. Mrs. John D. O'Brien. Mrs. A. P. Davis,
Mrs. Charles F. Lea, Mrs. Kate Cain, Mrs. Da-
dora E. Cowen. Gilbert A. Hays, H. A. DavisH
li. it. . unit, juusnn .Brenner ana j. ji. oei
fertb compose the Committee on Invitation,
and L. H Reno Foulk, Charles S. Babst, A. L.
Pearson, Jr., James W. Carson and John A. Ir
J for the evening are very elaborate, ateklag
win win receive ice guests, ana proeraBimes
everything together, the evening promises to
be one of great enjoyment.
One of tho enjoyable events of the past week
was that given by the KIcardo Bpcial at
Christy's Dancing Academy, Thursday- Quite
a cumber were present and all returned with
the satisfaction of being well entertained. The
members who comprise this social are George
A. Bauer, Frank N. Stewart and Dan F.
Langdon. Among those present were Misses
Mollie Neely, Oad Rossiter, Annie Gromraes,
Nettle Grove, Ruth and Josie Mattern. Kate
Taylor, Maggie langdon. Cad Stewart, Maggie
Wallace, Lucy Stokes, McKee, Maggie and
Mary McGee.Nell Barbour, Mollie Harvey,
Bryant, Mrs. Joe Langdon, Mrs. Alex Stewart,
Messrs. George Gothigan, Harry Gripps,
Milhey, Joe Langdon, Charlie Clinton, Charlie
Cooper, Charlie Foster, Rob and Will Adair,
Ed. Dawes. Earnest Neely, Ed. Burns, Dave
and Budd Bealor, Will Stewart, Rob Pry,
Charlie Rust, Frank Leonard, Sam Crelghton,
Alex and James Stewart, George Reis,Bown
Miss Carrie Rossiter, of Jeannette, is visiting
her c6usin,-Mtss Mollie Neely, of MC Wash
ington. Thomas H. a Neely, of Syracuse street, Mt
rt'ashington, has gone to New York to attend
the centennial celebration.
Mr. Wm. Holliday, of Allegheny, left on
Tuesday for Prescott, Ariz., to accept a posi
tion with the Dixie Mining Company.
Mr. A. Patton; wife and daughter, of Mead
vine, have been the guests of T. M. Evans, of
Ward street, Oakland, for the past week.
Miss Lizzie J. Benford, of Ursina, Pa., is
visiting friends in this city, and was one of tho
belles at the reception of the Randall CluD
Mr. William M. Jones, late of the Hotel
Albion, will sail next Wednesday on the City
of Rome for his home in Wales, to recuperate
his failing health.
Mrs. Robert Matchett and little daughter,
Edna, of Ninth street, Braddock, are visiting
Mrs. Matcbett's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Mdler, of Allegheny.
Invitations are out for the wedding of Mr.
William F. Sieger and Miss Mary A. May. The
marriage ceremony will take plape May 9, 1SS9.
at 9 o'clock A. M., at St. Michael's B, C. Church.
KATIONAL GUARD K0TS.
The Cleveland Grays, ono of Ohio's crack
military organizations, will pass through the
city this morning in a special train of Pullman
cars on their way to New York City,
Under the new regulations lately Issned,
sentinels between reveille and retreat salute all
officers by presenting arms. This will be news
to some of our military cranks in this vicinity.
The entire National Guard of Ohio, will be re
organized shortly and considerably cut down
in numbers. No encampments will be held dur
ing tne coming summer, as too mucn money
has been expended in taking the men to New
Major H. J. Pctrtor, R. A., of tho Third
Lancashire Regiment, who has been detailed
by the British War Department to witness and
make notes of the American militia in the big
parade next Tuesday, arrived in New York
City last week.
The Washington Infantry have had several
Dig drills during the past two weeks, and. us a
result, are in good shape to turn out as escort in
the heme parade Tuesday. Captain Shannon
expects to have CO men in line, and. as the other
military organizations are out of town, will
have tilings his own way.
Quartermaster Patterson, of the Four
teenth, made arrangements during the week to
feed the men of his regiment at 25 cents per
meal while in New York City. The Committee
on Arrangements of the big parade have guar
anteed $2 to every man in tho parade. As 75,000
men will probably be In line, this will amount
to qnite a nice litle sum.
Generax. Hartranft has arranged the
headquarters of the Division of the Pennsyl
vania Guard at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in
New York. He has also issued an order call
ing for an inspection by the Brigade inspectors
of tho troops in line April 80. Any officer or
man not having the exact regulation uniform
will not be allowed to parade.
Coeonei. L. A. Watres, General Inspector
of Rifle Practice, has announced that the regu
lar season for rifle practice will open May 1
and close October 31, ammunition to be issued
for that purpose at once. General order gov
erning this year's practice will be sent out in a
short time, and a meeting of tbo regimental
inspectors throughout the State will be called
for the 1st of June.
Another victim of that miserable inaugural
trip to Washington the National Guard made
last month, was buried daring the past week.
Francis Russell, of Braddock, a member of
Company A, Eighteenth, was tho unfortunate
young man this time, and the causes of his
death are traced directly to tho exposure he
experienced on that memorable 4th of March.
Private Russell had Seen a member of the
militia for several years, and was thoroughly
well liked by his comrades and officers, many
of whom went from this city to attend his
The showing the First Brigade will make in
the centennial parade on Tuesday promises to
be much poorer than cither of the other brigades
will have. The result of tho kick made to ap
pear in their dress uniforms is, that many of
the men refused to turn out The report has
also been circulated in the East that the police
authorities of New York City have decided to
keep a very watchful eye on the boys from the
Keystone State, on account of the unenviable
newsnaDer reports of their actions' in Washing
ton a few weeks ago, and the slightest attempt
at hilarity will be severely sat down upon.
The growth and activity in the National
Guards of the various States during the past
year has been something remarkable. The
War Department Is dally in receipt of requisi
tions for ordnance and quartermaster's stores
for the equipment of the militia of the country
anderthe annual appropriation of SiOO.OUOnot
bly from old" organizations, but from those
which have recently come into existence. Jn
the Territories particularly are there signs of
activity among the militia forces. The old or
ganizations are gradually changing their equip
ment to conform to that of the regular army.
Both regiments from this city got away in
good shape last night, most of the companies
taking their full quota of sixty men,and the in
'dlcations aro that a better showing will be
made than in Washington last month. The
quarters secured in New York City are especi
ally good. The Fourteenth and Sixteenth are
located ln,New Florence Hall, corner of First
street and Second avenue, while the Eigh
teenth, Tenth, Fifteenth and Fifth Regiments
and Battery "B" have been placed in the
United States Quartermaster's building, corner
of Green aud Houst on streets. Both buildings
are in the immediate vicinity of the locality
where tho parade will be formed, but there
turn march will be of pretty good length, being
from Fifty-ninth street, or about six miles.
Adjutant-General Hastings during the week
sent personal letters to the colonels throughout
the State, asking that particular attention be
paid to the conduct of the men wbilo on the
trains and in New York City, as Captain Tay
lor, of the regular army, had been detailed to
inspect and criticise the actions and appear
ance of the National Guard of Pennsylvania
for reference at the War Department at Wash
ington. The same will be compared with the
showing made by the militia of other States.
The commencement of the spring inspec
tions in the Second Brigade was the important
feature of the past week in military circles.
The Fourteenth Regiment was the first victim
to face the ordeal, and the results as a whole
were good. Major Frank Pattersorv accom
panied by Lieutenant Bean, of the regular ser
vice, Vloltea lue variuuevuiupauj tuiuuucauui
ing the week, and pretty thoroughly inspected
the condition of the State property and the
general appearance of the men. The strength
of tho companies ran a little better than last
year's Inspection in this regiment, Company A,
Captain Schmidt, presenting the full quota of
00 men. Contrary to expectations, but lit
tle attention was paid bv the Inspecting
officers to the drill of the manual of arms, stack
arms being the movement principally called
for. No attempt was made at guard mount or
skirmish drill. The Inspectors of the Eight
eenth Regiment have been ordered as follows:
Company C, May 17; Company I, May 18; Com-
Sanies A and B, May 20: Companies D and E,
ay 21; Companies F and G, May 23, and Com
pany H, May 25. The inspection of Battery B
takes place May 22, and the other regiments of
the brigade as follows: Fifth Regiment, May 6
to 10; Tenth Regiment. May 13 to 16; Fifteenth
Regiment, May 24 to June 1; Sixteenth Regi
ment. Mav 30 to June 6, and Sheridan Troop,
Excursion to New York to Centennial Annl
Tcrsny of Inauguration of Gen. Washing-
The B. & O. B. B. will sell excursion
tickets to "New York on, April 27 to 30,
inclusive, at rate of $13 32, round trip.
Tickets good for return passage until May
Where life Ladles Go
Is to Pearson's when they want cabinetphotos
made of themselves or their children: they
know they will be pleased. 96 Fifth ave.
and-43 Federal St., Allegheny.
Fine watch repairing, lowest prices, at
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NEWS -OF THE'-DRAMA.-
Gband opeha House..
"Alone in London"
"Uncle loin's Cabin"
ACADEMY OP MUSIC.
Harry JCcrnell's Co.
The above are the theatrical attractions for
It is not such an extraordinary thing after
all that a variety companyshould have invaded
the home of the legitimate drama. Nor is the
experiment so novel as it appears to be. The
modern farco comedy and extravaganza em
body most of the features of the variety enter
tainment pure and simple Farco comedy and
extravaganza are the most popular kiniiof
attractions at tho theaters nowadays, and it
was a very slight step from them to such a per
formance as that which the Boston Ainenajurn
Company is to give us ar the Bijou Theater
The cantata of "Ruth," which was gif en
before a large audience and with great success
on Thursday last at Sewickley, will he repeated
by the same organization at Liberty Hall, East
Liberty, on Thursday evening next. The cast
is as follows: Naomi, Miss Irene Sample; Ruth,
Mrs. John A. Roe; Orpha, Mrs. C. P. Miles;
Jewish maiden, Mrs. Kate Devore; Israelitlsh
woman. Miss Malla Gaston; Boaz. Mr. W. W.
Whltesell; first reaper, Mr. R. J. Cunningham;
assistant reaper, Mr. W. M. Boggs; messenger,
Mr. E. W. Campney, The only change in the
cast as given in Sewickley will ba that Miss
Irene Sample, of Alleghpny, will assume the
role of Jfaomi in place of Mrs. McDonald. Miss
Samplo is young, but has already made a de
cided hit as a soprano. She has sung in several
cantatas, having made a notable soccess in
"Esther" when it was given recently in Masonic
Hall. Allegheny. A very large and well-trained
chorus, which did admirable work last Thurs
day, will assist. It is for the benefit of the
Leader's Exposition fund.
Poor Minnie Maddern seems to be pursued
by shocking bad luck. Now it is being solemn
ly given out that "Featherbrain," the new play
in which she is to create the leading character
at tho Madison square xneater.rew ioni,
very shortly. Is a light and frothy comedy
almost a farce comedy. I cannot do better
than quote Le Chat iVoir on this subject:
".Miss Maddern is essentially emotional,
pathetic and sentimental. There is a fountain
of tears in her voice, and an eloquent appeal
for love in her eyes. Her laugh is beJt when it
breaks into a sob, and her songs are loveliest
when they cry out for the joy of a tender day
that is dead. To ask MinniaMaddern to scam
per, or do tho baby stare, or be coauettlsli,
would be insane. I am aware that she was
reared a pretty rough soubrette, but the sun
and bard knocks have evidently burned all
this roughness out of her and the heart of a
thoughtful woman into her. At all events she
was the very best actress of emotional parts on
the American stage a year or so ago, and un
less the Western circuit has turned her topsy
turvy, Ilmagine she is as much now.'i--
As far as quantity goes the amusement-loving
public of Pittsburg is wonderfully well
provided for these days. There-have never
been so many extra entertainments announced
as there are now for the next two or three
weeks. The quality varies, but for the most
part it is of a high order.
A real need for a new theater is beginning to
be felt. But at present, though rumors as usual
are rife, there seems to bo no likelihood of a
new theater being built here before Mr. Harris
makes up his mind to lay the foundations for
one to replace his present quarters.
This Week's Attractions.
The Howard Athenasum Star Specialty Com
pany will commence their engagement at the
Bijou to-morrow evening, and the week's re
turns are likely to justify Messrs. Rich & Har
ris and the Bijou managers' experiment with
first-class vaudeville. It Is a specialty company
in tho best sense, and every member of it is an
adept. Little Ida Heath's dancing Is said to
rank with that of the best adult premiers. Her
quick changes of character and costumes are
co less marvelous. The. wonderful Cinquevalli
troupe, who have received unanimous praise
f mm all parts of the world, must be seen to be
appreciated. The Poluski brothers perform
comic acrobatic feats. Wood and Sheppard,
the comical musical artists, will play on the
several instruments of which they are masters.
The popular Irwin sisters 'will produce one of
their latest comedy sketches. Leoni Clark and
M'lle Tina will exhibit 200 trained pets, con
sisting of cats, rats, mice and birds of all de
scriptions. Monsieur Cascabel, the world's
greatest change artist, who makes ten distinct
changes of costume without leaving the stage,
is another of the star attractions. In a word, it
is a variety performance freed of its vulgarity
and carried up a step or two in art. The East
ern cities have welcomed the Howard Athe
naeum Company at the first-class theaters. It
is a new departure, and it seems to be received
kindly by the public
At the Grand Opera House this week will be
seen Robert Buchanan's drama of English life,
"Alone in London." Although this melodrama
has become quite familiar to local theater
goers, Its realistic depiction of life among the
lower classes of London, will probably still
have a charm. There are few melodramas on
the road that possess grander scenlo attrac
tions. Those representing Westminster bridge
and the Houses of Parliament, also the old
sluice house, are new and very handsome. The
famous "sluice scene" is so arranged as to con
vey the impression that the ill-fated heroine of
the play is struggling in real water. Amuse
ment seekers in quest of an interesting play
will make It a point to witness "Alone in Lon
don" at the Grand.
Lively interest is felt in the forthcoming
lecture by Mr. George Kennan, who will speak
on Monday evening on "Camp Life in Eastern
Siberia." All who have read Mr. Kennan's
powerfully-written letters In the Century
Magazine are naturally desirous of seeing and
hearing so fearless -a traveler and so brilliant
and forcible a writer. This opportunity will be
afforded on the evening named, at Lafayette
HalL Tne lecture, which is given nnder the
auspices of the Press Club, will be illustrated
with a specimen suit of fur dress worn by
the wandering natives of Northeastern Siberia.
The attraction at Harris' Thraterthls week
will be a new version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
in spectacular form, with the popular delinea
tor of the old negro character. Milt G. Barlow,
as Uncle Tarn; Harry Webber, as Jlfarkj the
lawyer; Carrie Dillon Webber, a mere child in
years and said to be a prodigy as Tvpsy; and
little Ethel Clifford, quite new to tho stage, as
Eva. This company does not have a brass band
or dogs and donkeys to make up a show. They
carry all the scenery for tho play, and a troupe
of jubilee singers aud dancers, gives realism to
the leveo and plantation scenes.1
At Harry Williams' Academy' this
week will appear Harry Kernell's New
Specialty Company. Kemell is in himself a
show. He has gathered together an assemblage
of experts such as the Braatz Brothers, who
are inimitable, and the Darrows andcarnos
and Emily Feare andLillle Sclbln. Specialties
and the afterpiece is something to arouse
laughter from the veriest misanthrope.
The Casino Museum has a new bill in its
variety hall, and the curiosities are numerous
and interesting. There will be special attrac
tions on centennial day.
Events to Come
THE Boston Ideals will revisit Pittsburg next
week, commencing a short season of grand
opera and opera comique .sung'in English on
Monday, May 0, at tbo Grand. The company
has so recently pleased Pittsburg audiences
that good houses during the engagement would
be assured were it not for apother fact which
adds to the engagement particular local inter--est.
As has been mentioned in these columns
before two "Pittsburg gentlemen, one Mr, Leon
ard Walesa younfe newspaper, man, the other
Dr. E. A. Wood, have composed and written a
new opera comique which Colonel Foster, ol
the Ideals, has decided to Produce. The pro
duction he has saved lor a Pittsburg audience.
aaaitwuiiaKo piace ob a aursuay. evening,
i MH Wi I
OTTOA?, APBIL 86,
May 9. An additional performance will bo
fnvttn ar mil ttkuiu.r mmmu.w. ,.w
new opera is eniiuea iuo jjiuu
Peru."' and the well-known historical
episode of Walpole and the Soutb
KaBubhle is utilized in Its plot. ThebookiS
bright, spicy and full of good legitimate com
edy, while the music is said by those who have
been fortunate enough to, hear it to be replete
with novolties and contagious, rhythmetic
arias, technically and mechanically brilliant,
and exactly suited to the voices of-the rather
notable coterie ot artists uporn whom falls the
honor of first investing the principal roles with
their artistic personalities. M'Ue Zelle do
Lussan, who makes her farewell bow to the
American public at the conclusion of the Ideal s
week here, has kindly consented to create Mr.
Wales' principal soprano role, and all who have
heard this charming artist will be assured of a
brilliant artistic presentation of tho new role.
The leading tenor role will be assumed by Mr.
Frank Baxter, the great lyric tenor of the
Ideals who is particularly wcll-snlted in his
character. Attalie Claire,contralto; W. H.Clark,
basso; , W. H. Merten, baritone; J. C. Mlron.
hnff., rMemAntfiAinbridfra- comedian will
all bo' seen In congenial musical characteriza
tions of some of the ladies and gentlemen who
figure in the story. Adolph Liesegang will di
rect the superb fall orchestra, and the entire
company of 70 artists will have part in tho per
formance. Commencing Monday evenlngwith
Gounod's great masterpiece, ''Faust,' the
Ideals will present successively "Martha,"
"HiThcr of Seville." "Carmen" and the "Lion
of Peru," as the repertory is elsewhere an-1
nounceu, conciuuiu tuc wiKcmcu ..
day evening with a grand farewell perform
ance, introducing an act from each ot several
operas, and brilliantly closing a successful sea
son. AUe sale u& dmu ujjcua auuiou;(
Sales of scats for the Gilmore concerts in
dicate a large attendance at both events.
Anions' new features to be enjoye'dis tho "de
scriptive idyl," "An Alpine Storm."iy Kunkel,
arranged for Gilmore's band. During the
winter Mr. Gilmore has had arranged, under
his special direction, a Weber concerto, a verv
heavy, classical and extremely difficult piece;
and Liszt's "Twelfth Rbapsodle Hdngrolse."
Neither of these pieces was ever arrangedTor
a military band before. Tho "Second Rhapso
die of Liszt," which will be given, he has
played once or twice In Pittsburg. Another
feature will beGilmore's own pIece,,-Columhla."
It should be borne In mind that the sale of
seats for the May Festival begins on Thursday
next at Hamilton's music store. It is also, worm
while for the public to"bear in mind that there
is likely to be an extraordinary rush for choice
of scats, and that there is real reason for those
who intend going to tho great series of con
certs to go to Hamilton for their seats
on Thursday next or as soon after that as
possible. Tho festival is sure to be a grand
demonstration of the popular interest in the
Exposition building as well as in niusio ot the
Echoes of tbo Stage.
"Little Lord Fatjmtleroy" opens a ten
weeks' season in Chicago, at the Columbia,
Mr. SheddEN Is gradually recovering, but
be is still in the hospital. He has shown con
siderable improvement in the last week.
John" E. Murphy, the well-known Iilsh
comedian.-formerly of Murphy and Mack, died
recently at the Stockton, CaL, Insane Asylum,
Frank Mayo will be at the Bijou next
week, and on Friday, May 10, he will play
"Davy Crockett" for the benefit f the Bijou
J. C. Mieon and his Randall Club cane come
back with the Ideals next week, Mlron's cane,
presented by his fellow clubmen, Is proverbial
on tne various n&uoa.
Leonard Wales has been traveling with
the Ideals for several weeks, rehearsing his
new opera, "The Lion of Peru." to be presented
at the Grand Thursday, May 9.
Electricity Is nothing to the solitary little
candle which floods the stage with light when
the heroine brings it on, and leaves it in utter
darkness when sho blows it out.
At a recent performance James Owen O'Con
nor, answering an encore, courteously asked
his audience wnat He snouia piay lor mem. a.
voice advised him to play a piano as he had the
right sort of legs.
Pretty Miss Ottalie Claire, the charming
young contralto of the Ideals, has received a
flattering offer to sing with Carl Rosa's com
pany In London. She will not leave Colonel
Foster's aggregation, however.
The Deshon Opera Company closes its regu
lar season In Norwich, Conn., on Saturday
night, opening the summer season in Memphis,
Tenn., on May 27. Herbert Mathews, Tom
Ricketts and victor De Lacey leave the com
pany and sail for Europe on May 2.
The Chat Nolr says: "Lawrence Barrett and
Edwin Booth are warm friends, confiding and
believing in each other. All stories concerning
Mr. Barrett's underhanded enmity toward his
colleague are the malicious utterances of
snakes in the grass." Audio, everybody who
knows the impulsive Barrett believes.
"Old Jed Proaty" is the came of a play
that has been written by Messrs. Gill & Golden.
Their motive in writing it was to demonstrate
the fact that a'Teg'lar Down East Yankee"
was not the boastful, nasal-voiced, whittling
ignoramus that theatrical folk have so far rep
resented him, which is as a motive for inflict
ing Yankee plays on a suffering public tolera
Somebody mixed indelible red ink with
Dlgby Bell's make-up the other night, and cir
cumstances over which he' has no control will
compel him to go around for a few brief beau
tiful weeks with a nose like a cactus blossom.
He sent the following touching missive tho day
after the casualty: Friend Hopper I will see
you later. Keep all dates open. A joke is a
joke, but to hit a man on the head with a brick
anusay Aagr- is co jo&e. luumuiurcuu,
A writer in the Dramatic Mirror says:
One docs hare illusions, aud although I bad
been told that Mr. Stuart Robson was a grand
father, still I had a vague idea that he was al
most as young as he looks in "The Henrietta."
When I saw him the other day and discovered
that he was not the youthful parent that I had
supposed him, I felt very much like congratu
lating bim on his ability In the make-up line.
His curious voice has the same fascination
that attaches itself to a fine bit of Japanese
ware it is charming, not because it is pretty,
but because it is unique.
Mrs. Langtry has had some trouble with
her former chef, Gustavus Brocte, which has
resulted in a suit brought by the chef in the
City Court to recover J225 71. The chef was
only wltn airs. i,angtry a snort time anu. ran
up very extensive bills for delicacies provided
for her table. They had some difficulty about
tho bills and the chef was compelled to go. As
he could not get a settlement with Mrs. Lang
try satisfactory to himself, be has sued her in
the City Court. His lawyer. Louis Matholl, ex
perienced great difficulty in endeavoring to
serve the papers In the case upon Mrs. Lang
try, and was finally compelled to procure an
order from Chief Justice McAdam to serve the
Sapers by mail or by tacking them upon the
oor-of her residence.
Fanny Davenport has been sued for libel
by two members of her company in Minne
apolis. When Miss Davenport has been sick
and unable to play, the company has had salar
ies cut for Idle days. To this Mesrs.Lottq and
Williamr objected and demanded their legal
rights, full pay. Whereupon Miss Davenport
posted a notice to tne company, in wmcume
libel complained of occurs. Hero Is the notice:
Miss Davenport wishes to warn those members
of her company who so courteously and will
ingly accepted the one-half week's salary paid
them last week. This was done solely on the
strength of large railroad fares and excessive
baggage, deeming it just toherseir. The un
centlemanly and discourteous conductor Mr.
Lotto and Mr. Williams necessitated Miss Dav
enport consulting her lawyer how to act, who
informed her that if any one demanded f ul sal
ary it should be paid. Any member of the
company who claims the other four nights due
bim will communicate the facttoMr. Willard
and he shall be paid. .
' B. P. O. E. Notes,
Danville, m., wants a lodge of Elks.
Chattanooga Lodge benefited last week.
J, W. Ludwick took his first at the last
Brother Hardback, of New Castle Lodge,
was in the city last week.
Brother Leavitt, of Boston Lodge No. 10,
was In the city last week.
Brother Randall, of Mansfield Lodge,
was in the city last week;
Brother Piatt was caned on last Monday
eveuing by Brother Carroll.
Brother Ftther returned home from a
very pleasant trip to Ravena last week.
Brother War. Ward, of Pittsburg Lodge
No. 11, was in Washington, D. 0., last week.
CmcrNNATl Lodge No. 6 burled Brother
Williams, a member of their lodge, last Satur
day. Brother Armstrong, District Deputy of
Providence, R. L, Lodge, was in tho city last
Brother HaGAN and McAllister looked
very handsome in the baseball parade, last
T. J. Fabron was presented with abeautlful
gold medal by the Buffalo Elks daring bis en
idHMTJinCATloN from Cleveland says
that Ithev will surely carry away mo ihmuioi i
froathe reunion. I twrfL
BifHEKsCASHOLL1Illenberge and Myers sw,wk. a .w - . ""-'?J - ' --3WI? A
had a very pleasant time in Allegheny last
Brother Allen O. Meters will likely
tart the Elks at Oklahoma this week, if be
can obtain lodge rooms.
Brother McAllister, of No 11, will leare
for Watertowii, N. Y., on the 15th f next
month to keep books on the summer races.
Brothers Bradt, Nick Bhuman and C. B.
Squires, ol Cleveland Lodge, have been ap
pointed a committee to make rates to attend
Dayton Lodge contemplates a parade the
day of the benefit. It is a good scheme.- Let
the Dayton people see what kind of material
there is in the order.
Brother J. F. Bradt was elected and in
stalled as Exalted Ruler ot No. 18 last Thurs
day evening. Brother George Wilson was
elected to the position of Leading Knight, vice
J. F. Brady, resigned.
Brothers Ferdinand Diebolt, N. a.
Scbuman and Exalted Ruler Brady, the later
Chairman, constitute tho committee of Cleve
land Lodge on the next annual reunion at
Pittsburg. Jane 19, the old committee having
Golden Gate Lodge was presented re
cently with an ebony gavel inlaid with ivory.
The presentation speech was made b Harry
iyrJiN. Y,, from which the gff t came as a re-
Kennedy, Exalted Ruler of Lodge No. Z2,Brook
membrance of an unusually large pair of elk
norns sent uy uoiacn uate Aoage to ineir
Brooklyn brethren sometime ago. '
6. K. A. O. V. W.
Comrade John M. Roberts, ot Duquesne
Legion, No. 10, is lying very sick at his resi
dence, Copeland avenue, near Elmer, Shady-
The new regimental colors will be carried
for the first time In the carado next Tuesday.
Bellevue Legion No. 31 is the color legion, and
by their appearance and marching will likely
carry off the honors.
Owing to the fact that the Legion turning
out the largest number of their members will
take the right of line in the parade next Tues
day, there is quite a competition among several
of tho Legions for this honor.
The Board of Officers of the First Regi
ment met last Wednesday evening and com
pleted their arrangements for the parade on
the 30th Inst. The different legions will assem
ble at their headquarters at 1 o'clook and will
be reported at the place of general formation,
corner Second avenue and Smithfleld street, at
2 o'clock sharp. After marching over the pub
lished route they will be reviewed by the Gen
eral Committee at the board stand on Sherman
avenue and dismissed.
Grand 'Commander Benton Patterson paid
an official visit to Legion No. 8 of Erie. Pa., on
Thursday evening, April 25. He was right roy
ally received by the membership, and found
them in a prosperous condition, receiving
accessions to the roll of membership at every
meeting. He imparted some very good advice
to the comrades as to the working ot the Le
gion, which they promised to profit by. No. 8
has an elegant hall in Erie, and has spared co
expense in making it cozy and comfortable.
The regimental officers visited Central
Legion No. 9 last Friday evening at their cozy
hail. Center avenue and Erin street Notwith
standing tbe disagreeable weather there was a
large attendance of officers and members. The
officers had the pleasure of seeing five candi
dates initiated, and in their remarks compli
mented the legion on tho good work they were
doing. Under head of good of the order.refresh-
ments were served ana cigais passea arouna.
and the visiting comrades left highly pleased
with their entertainment. The next visit of
the officers will be made to Pittsburg Legion
No. 1 on Monday, May 6, at their hall, corner
Fifth avenue' and Market street.
I. O. O. F.
All East End orders have sent speoial invi
tations to sister organizations to join with them
in Tuesday's parade.
J. B. Nicholson Lodge No. CSS has extended
an Invitation to all Odd Fellows In the East
End to participate in the East End parade
Tuesday, April 30. Members wilLmeet at their
hall at 12:30 P. if.
Abraham Lincoln Lodge No. 90S celebrated
the seventieth anniversary ot the order by
lvlng a reception and social at their hall on
'riday evening. A large number of members
and their families were entertained until mid
night with vocal and instrumental music and
recitations. Ateiresnments were servea. xne
committee: were Ed Shotts, William Davis,
James Douglas, John Gehrone and John Krapp.
This lodge will attend divine service at Carson
Street M. E. Church in a body this evening.
Frederica Rebeka Degree Lodge, No, 201,
was instituted in Odd Fellows' Hall, Southside.
on Wednesday, April 2f, by Special Grand
Master Mrs. I. D. Wiley, assisted by Mrs. Tillle
Hemerle as D. D. Grand Master; Mrs. I. Steel,
as G. W.t M. D. Wllev. G. S.: Mrs. Mary A.
Cook. G. T.; Mrs. Bella Hooten, G. M.; Mrs. H.
R. HeastinM. G. C: Mrs. Marv McCar-
ren. Chap.: Mrs. Emma Johnston, G. G., and
Mrs. S. E. Scott. G. H. Tho lodge started with
82 charter members, 51 ladles and 31 gentlemen.
Theiadiesofthenew lodge served supper for the
Grand Lodge officers, after which tbe following
officers were elected and installed: N. G., Adam
Kustus: V. G., Kate Gaub: Permanent Secre
tary, John Klaes; Assistant Secretary, Eliza
Lummer; Treasurer, John Wellinger; R. S. to
N. G., August Fink; L. S- to N. G., Kate
Schmidt; Warden, John Bercher: Conductor,
Barbara Klumpp; R. 8. to V. G., Margaret
Wellinger; L. 3. to V. G., Philopena Diehl;
Chaplain, Carolina Werner; O. G., George
Schmidt; L G., Louis Kenger. The Degree
stair ot Alice uarey AteoeKa Aiegree Aioage,
No. 120, 1. 0. 0. F., exemplified the beautiful
C. HI. B. A.
Branch No. 45, of St, Augustine's parish,
will formally open its new hall on Wednesday
evening, May 8T
On Saturday eve nine. May 4, Branch No.
69 will be instituted at New Castle by .Grand
Deputy J. W. Sullivan, of this city.
Branch No. 52 will meet for the future in
Union Veterans' Legion Hall, corner Sixth
avenue and Cherry alley, above the gas office.
At the meeting of Branch No. 33 next
Thursday evening the invitations for the grand
musical,; to be held on Friday, May 10, at
Klopf er's Hall, will be distributed.
At the meeting of the Advisory Council
last Sunday evening a committee was appointed
to get up an employment bureau. P. G. Nash,
0115 Marchand street. East End, is the chair
man. A meeting will be held this afternoon, at 2
o'clock, at Braddock, to form a branch. It will
be addressed by Deputy Sullivan, of Pittsburg;
S. Kelly, of McKeesport, and Brothers Mc
Carthy and Donohoe, of Pittsburg.
A meeting will be held in the Rev. M.
Sbeedy's parish at the Point at 4 o'clock this
afternoon to organize a branch. It will be ad
dressed by Deputy P. W. Gallagher, Brothers
M. J. Clark, J. McGervey and others.
This evening at 7 o'clock a meeting will be
held at the school house of the Holy Cross
parish, on Carson street, to start a branch.
Deputies Buckley and Sullivan and Chancel
lors Gardner and Clark will explain tbe advan
tage of becoming members oi tne i. ai. u. a.
I. O. V. A.
Tuesday evening, April 23, General Grant
Cabinet, No.10.LO. U.A. was -instituted at
S.I. Holmes Commandery Hall, East End,
and tbe following officers duly installed: Pres
ident Thomas J. Skipp: Vice President E. A.
O'Brien; Guard, J. W. Fry; Sentinel, E.
Wolfe; Recording Secretary, C. A. Haney;
Financial Secretary, William RoDlnson; As
sistant Secretary. W-B. Sheaffer; Treasurer,
Dr. J.T. Sheaffer; Captain. R. J.Caldwell;
Lieutenant Commander, E. R. Gallant: War
den, Edward Kimmel: Conductor, F. M. Sed
wick; Past President Robert Hays, Jr.; Chap
lain, J. N. Moorehead; Physician, John F.
Sheaffer. M. D.; Trustees, J.N. Moorehead,
A. R. Delancey, Thomas J. Sklpp. Tne cabinet
starts out under very lavoraDie auspices, witn
A. O. K. of Iff. C.
Egremond Castle, A. O. K, M. C, will be
honored this week by a visit from S. K. P. S.,
C. 8. Hunter, who will address the members on
tbe aims and objects of the order. A large at
tendance from sister castles Is expected.
Past Supreme Commander S. D. Hunter,
of Phcenlxville, will pay on official visit to
Egremont Castle No. 103, A. O. K. of the M. C
at their hal No. 102 Fourth avenue, on Wednes
day evening. May 1, on which occasion he will
deliver an address on tho aims and objects ot
the order. Members of sister castles are
cordially Invited to be present
Brief, but Pointed.
The financial statement of the "Western
Assurance Company, of Toronto, as pub
lished on the sixth page of this paper.
This old and reliable fire insurance corpora
tion has paid oat millions of dollars in
losses to its patrons in the United States,
and still shows a large surplus of over $450
000. Property owners who are wise enough
to secure policies inthis company mayt con
gratulate themselves, as the indemnity is
absolute. Their ofllce in this city is at 61
Fourth avenue, in charger of John D. Big
gert, who will give prompt attention to ap
plications for insurance.
Don't JHIs the Special Sale
Oforelvet carpets and Smyrna rugs, at Ed-
Qroetzinger s, esaa BWjrT8-
MEN WHD FDUBHT.
GENERAL GRANT'S MONUMENT.
Anniversary of the Great Soldier's Birth
Appropriately Observed la Plttibnrs
The Centennial Parade General Ordew
News or tho Posts nnd Camps.
Yesterday was the anniversary oi the birth
of General Grant It was appropriately ob
served in many places throughout the coun
try. In Pittsburg the Americus Club did
not forget his memory. In this connection it
connotbe forgotten that when General rant
was buried in New York the pledge-was made
that a suitable monument would be erected to
his memory. This pledge has not been kept
At the same time steps were taken to secure
contributions from posts of the Grand Army
all over the country, on the basis of 15 cents a
member, for tbe erection of a monument in
Washington. The money has not been coming
in very rapidly, and Major Warner, Commander
in Chief of the G. A. R., has issued a circular
letter calling the attention of posts to the mat
ter. Many posts have already responded, he
says, but the fund is not sufficiently large to
properly represent the feeling of theG. A. R.
In closing his letter Major Wamer says:
"The insignificant sum required from each
comrade will secure the erection at the Capital
of the nation ot a memorial that will, long
after we have passed away, testify the tender
love of the surviving veteran soldiers and sail
ors of the Union for one of their own number.
whose services in life conferred lasting honor J
upon all who with him were privileged to serve
their county, either on land or on sea, in its
days of trial, now happily over. All contribu
tions for this purpose should bo paid through
Department Headquarters to Comrade John
Taylor, Quartermaster General, Philadel
Tbe East Liberty Celebration.
TheWashlngton Inaugural Centennial parade
in East Liberty on Tuesday promises to bo a
big success. Arrangements for the Grand
Army part of it have all about been com
pleted. The first division, under command ot
George W. McCutcheon, will consist of all uni
formed organizations; second division, under
command of Dr. James S. Walters, all regalia
organizations, and third division, under com
mand ot Joseph L. Wright, ail nuuniformed or
ganizations. All tbe-G. A. R. posts in the city
and surrounding country have been Invited to
participate, and about a dozen have accepted
and will be in line. McPherson Post 117 has
secured the Central Rink and Is making
elaborate arrangements to entertain visiting
comrades. A good lunch will be served. Parade
moves at 1:30 p. M.
Marshal George W. McCutcheon lias issued
the following general orders:
HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON INAT7GCBAL'
First Division .marshal, r
iTrrSBUKC, April 27, 1889. J
General Order Mo. 3.
The following are hereby appointed aides de
camp to tbe Commander of the 1'lrst division on
Washington Inaugural Centennial April 30, 1880,
and will report mounted In fall uniform to tbe
Chief of Staff at Boom No. 8, Uoreland
block. . ., at 12:4) P. u. sharp on
said day. They will be obeyed and respected
accordingly: 'A homas W. Baker. Post 3; Ed-
wara irisner, rost s; Jienrv scamiz, ron 3;
David Doty. Post 41: George Woods. Post 41;
siajor Jonn uancocE, rost u; tv m. a. uennision.
Post 117; Frederick Beckett, Post 117; Georee W.
Williamson, Post 117; J. H. Balr, Post 137; Dennis .
Bagerty, Post 137; John McDermott Post 157; II.
H. Uenjroufth, Fost 1ST; John Harvey, Post SO;
W. B. Ford, Post 230; David Dines, Post 30;
James McKee, Post 230: Captain T. F. Hodge,
Post Mo; J. J. Walker, I'ostMS; J. S. Stevenson,
Post 543; Michael Haymaker, post 2: William
Lntz, PostSC: James Vale. U. K. of K. P.; Her
man Olrich, U. K.of K. ofM. C; W. Y. Van, TJ.
B. or.K. of M. C; John J. Davis, G.A. Scott.
Division badges will be famished at headquar
ters. Ueoroe W. McCutchion,
Marshal First Division.
GiOKQE S, Fuliiie, Adjutant General.
General Orders U. V. L.
General A. L. Pearson, National Commander
of tho Union Veteran Legion, has' issued the
following general orders:
HsADQUABTElts Union vetekan Legion, j
138 Fifth avenue.
PlTTSBTOG, Pa Aprils, 1339.)
General Orders No. 3:
L At the Third National Assembly, held at AI
toona. Pa.. February 22, 1889, tha National Com
mander was instructed to appoint Provisional
Department Commanders In inch States that had
not less man nve encampments. ui tuiuvww.
with the resolutions and with the Indorsements of
-the Senior and Junior Vice National Commanders
the following comrades are hereby appointed
Provisional Department Commanders, and will
be obeyed and respected accordingly:
Comrade Charles Lawrence, of Encampment
No. 2, to be Provisional Department Commander
of the Department of Pennsylvania, with bead-
natters at rnuaaeipnia. ra.
Comrade Marccna if . Marphy. of Encampment
No. 33, to bo Provisional Department Commander
of the Department of Ohio, with headquarters at
ait. v ernon, v.
II. Upon the receipt of this order the officers
above named will appoint their respective assist
ant adjutants general, assistant inspector gener
als, assistant mastering officers and suchalaj-de-camp
a may brthemoe deemed necessary, and
report the same to these headquarters.
III. it is expected that provisional department
commanders will at once proceed to thoroughly
organize their respective departments, and as far
as possible extend the Legion, not only in their
own departments, but In adjoining States
IV. Encampments located in the Departments
of Pennsylvania and Ohio will forward all com
munications, reports, etc, and make requisitions
for supplies through department headquarters,
and department commanders are directed to
make full and explicit monthly reports to these
Theseorderstogo Into effect on the first day of
May, 18S9. By order of
A. L. Vzakson, National Commander.
JOHNH. Shout, Adjutant General.
Union Veteuan Legion, 136 FrrrH ave.,
PITTSBCKQ, Pa April 23, 1289. )
General Orders Ho. 4.
I. The following appointments are hereby an
nounced: adyisoet committee.
No. SS-Deneral Daniel Bntterfteld, New York.
No. as M. S. Schroyer. Sellnsgrove, Pa.
No. 4ff-Jos. K. T. Cbates. Chester, Pa.
II. blnce last general orders the following new
encampments have been mustered: ....
No. 40, Chester, Delaware conntr. Pa., April 3,
1883, by Past Colouel Commander J. C. Altkins.
Colonel Commander, Frank Savllle; Adjutant,
Franklin Broadbclt. By ordcrof
A. L. Peakson. National Commander.
JOHN H. Shobt, Adjutant General.
Union Veteran Lesion.
It is expected that the new halls and parlors
of Encampment No. L U. V. L., will bo entirely
completed by to-morrow evening and 20 new
applicants will be mustered. The new carpet
pictures and other parts of the famishment
have been placed in the parlor and on Tuesday
evening an open meeting will be held, at which
Judges Collier. Slagle, Over, of No. 1. and
Judge Harry White, ot Indiana, will make ad
di esses. Speeches will also be made by Hon.
John H. Kerr, Captain A.B.Hay, C.F. Mo
Kenna, Colonel W. B. Chapman. Inspector
General, and others. A quartet will furnish
the musical portion of the programme.
THIS meeting will oeopenioma puunc, anu.
an opportunity given to seethe finest hall in
On Monday, May 20, a musical entertain
ment will be given in Hall No. L This will
also be an open meeting. It has been deter
mined to have open meetings every month.
Encampment No. -41. was mustered at Cincin
nati, O., on Friday evening. Sixty charter
members were present and a jolly good time
was experienced. The appointment of Colonel
M. M. Murphy as Provisional Department
Commander of Ohio has given universal satis
faction. He will make department headquar
ters at Mt Vernon.
Colonel Charles Lawrence, of Philadelphia,
win assume command of the Department of
Pennsylvania on May 1, and make his head
nnsrtera at Philadelphia. Colonel Lawrence is
harbor master of that city, aud has tho reputa
tion of being among tne oest soldiers of Penn
sylvania. It Is expected that Encampment No, 42, with
100 charter members, will be mustered at But
ler in a few days. Nos. 1 and 6 will send large
delegations, and give the new organization a
grand send off.
A new encampment Is being organized at
San Diego, CaL Chief Metering Officer Sea
men IS making arrangements to go to the
"alone" to do the musterine. This will ba thu
first in Calif ornia,and it is expected that a dele
gation irom Aowa ana juinras wui accompany
the mustering officer. ,
.Captain 'William McClelland, otNo. l,has
started for his Dakota ranch. Inasmnch as h
took a new dress suit with him it Is surmised
tnat no wont return aione.
Suesne Post No. 25S, 1 now in Jamestown, ' s
COSTBADJB CHABLETON, Of POSt 8, U fan- J
proving. - "
Comkadb A. P. BnBcnrnXB, of Post 182, la
in New York.
Pbesidbnt Habbison Is said to he In favor
of the per diem pension bill.
ComjiandskX.M-Robeets, of Post 3, is
still quite sick, but is improving.
United P. R. V.C will dedicate their monu
ment at Gettysburg May 21 and 22.
Post 157 will pay a fraternal visit to Post 88,
of Allegheny, on Tuesday evening. May 7.
The ex-prisoners of the late war will hold
reunion at Milwaukee on the 27th of August
Coxbases Hcoh Bbown, F. B. Iking and
Edward Osborn, allot Post 3. aro on tho sick
Genebal Humphrey Post 645, of Bennett
station, will be entertained by Post 41 on Tues
day, and will likely turnout in strong nuxn
Post 3 will likely take action to-morrow
night on Post HTs invitation to participate in
the centennial celebration in East Liberty cm
Tuesday. . ' s
THE Boston Board ot Aldermen has appro
priated $100 each to the G. A. R. posts of that
city to assist in defraying the expenses of cele
brating Memorial Day.
Ant of the comrades having items of in--"
terestfor publication may leave them at tha
Fifth avenue office of The Dispatch, ad- ,
dressed "G. A. R. Editor."
MicHlQAN'3 nine monuments on the battle
field of Gettysburg will be dedicated June IX
The Governor and staff and other State officers)
will accompany the veterans. .
It Is expected there will be at least 13,C0O
Grand Army men in line on Tuesday in New '
York. There will also be bodies representing
the Union Veteran Legion and the Loyal
COS! BADE CHABLE3 M. E AXEMAN, of Post 3,
returned,iast week from Richmond, Vs. He, -with
Mr. S. A. Duncan, represented Pittsburg
Conclave 89, L O. H.. at the biennial meeting
of the Supreme Conclave.
Seobetabt Daniel 3. Newman, Scranton,
Pa., would like the addresses of all surviving '
comrades of the One Hundred and Thirty
second Pennsylvania to prepare a roster for
the reunion to bs held at Scranton Septem
Past Cosuiandeb S. a. Will, of Post 3,ro
turned last Monday from Richmond, Va.,whero
he had been attending the biennial meeting of
tho Supreme Conclave, Improved Order Hep
tasophs, of which he was re-elected Suprems
Comrade J. H. Stevenson, of Post 83, da
livered a very interesting and instructive ad
dress in the Post room of 157 on Thursday even,
lng hist, on the supposition of what might have
been bad tbe Southern Confederacy secured a
recognition of their claim to secede.
Theee will be a meeting of the Association
of the Ono Hundred and Thirty-ninth Penn
sylvania Volunteers held Tuesday. April SO,
at 8 P. ., at Municipal Hall, Smltbneld street,
to complete arrangements for their reunion
and dedication of tablet at Gettysburg, May 21,
Sons of Veterans.
Sevebal new names have been presented
for membership to Davis Camp.
The programme of dances for the reception
of Davis Camp, Tuesday evening. Is one of tha
prettiest things in the printing art ever seen.
All arrangements have been completed for
decorating Cvclorama Hall for the dancing en
tertainment of Davis Camp, Tuesday evening.
A special meeting was held by members of
Davis Camp last evening to make final arrange
ments for all matters pertaining tc their enter
ment on the 30th.
The organization of tho Sons of Veterans
has been recognized by the Committee of Ar
rangements of the New York centennial cele
bration, a place having been made for them in
the line of the great parade to be. Davis Camp
wonld probably have accepted an Invitation to
participate bad they not arrangedfor a celebra
tion ot their own.
A POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHER'S PLACE
J. P. Hendricks la New Photo Parlors.
An important change in the photographic
world is the opening in Allegheny oi the
new photo parlors of Hendricks & Co.
Mr. Hendricks, the artist at the head of
the firm, is well-known to Pittsbnrgers,
who like wdrk of a superior quality as re
gards every detail. Before coming to the
city he had made a reputation by his work
with Gilbert & Bacon, of Philadelphia.'
"While there the very best advantages for
obtaining perfect results were at hand, and
when, five years ago, he came here it was
with a comprehensive knowledge of the
artistic details of his profession. Having;
had charge of what is now known as tha
"Elite" Gallery for five years, he made for
himself a reputation. This was accomplished
by hard, conscientious work.and the success
attained furnishes ground for the expecta
tion that his more ambitious move, tha
opening of the new photo parlors, will bar
more than a success.
The location of the rooms occupied by
Hr. Hendricks is the best obtainable, tha
best of light being had, with plenty of room,
for the making up of all necessary detail.
Realizing one necessity of the day, the new
photo parlors have been arranged with a
special view to the comfort of the ladies
and children; toilet rooms have been
provided, and special attention will bej
given to the ladies and children.;
Though just opened, already tnere nas
been some work done at the new establish
ment whioh will repay inspection. J.he only
ornv in which such results mav be accom
plished is by the most perfect apparatus and
by the most careful attention to every detail.
Jbrom tne posing oi tne patron nmu mo
mounting of the picture it is in the hands
of a thorough artist, and, as a result tha
work is not only accurate but perfect
So confident are those in control of this
gallery that they guarantee perfect satisfac
tion, and should the result of one sitting be
a picture which is not entirely satisfactory
the patron may have a resitting without
charge, and the pictures obtained are only
mounted when certain to please the mostex
actiDg of persons. Altogether too much
cannot be said in praise of the work of tha
gallery, taking the samples which were
shown to a visitor yesterday. Perfection
from the furnishing of the reception room to
the finished photograph was what was dis
played. The new gallery is located at So,
63 Federal street, near Lacock, and a visitor
will be sure to receive the most careful at
tention and cannot fail to be perfectly '
In Dry Goods are at this
J. R. AM)EIbSON'S
Goods, at 138 Federal street This Is no shara,
dui purcnaseu from tne anerm lor
Is making a genuine
In this community, with ;,
1,000 Pr. Lace Ourtamsv
589 kOLLS CARPETSSH
Selling atbargaln prices, filling this store froaj
cellar to fourth floor with weU-pleasedeager,
purchasers. ' aftV-'
I M, LATIMER
138 Federal St, Afe$hwy, ft.
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