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IN THE SOCIAL SWIM.
Potent Leather Shoes Etiquette of Wed
dings An Usher's Dntlcs Flowers for
Brides What the Groom Should Wear
How to Eat Cheese.
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The author of "Don't" this week answers
a number of questions on many interesting
points of etiquette, and has a little discussion
with an army officer on the matter of titles.
Two gentlemen differ as to the propriety of
wearing patent leather shoes daring the day
lime. Please state U it is good form to do so.
C V. L.
Formerly patent-leather shoes were consid
ered questionable taste at any time. Gentle
men of nice instincts dislike all excessively
polished surfaces, such as glossy cloth, over
pressed hats or highly glazed linen. Bat re
cently patent leather has become much used
for erening wear. A little book entitled
"Hints About-Men's Dress." by a New York
club man, recently published, approves of
patent-leather shoes for evening dress. Per
haps the tact that Lord Coleridge in his recent
Tislt to this country always wore patent leather
on dress occasions may have had something to
do with the fashionable revival of this mate
rial. But to our mmd nothing is so suitable for
evening dress as shoes of fine calf skin or mo
rocco. The latter is especially qniet and ele
gant. Forthe promenade nothing is in such
good taste as boots of fine calf skin. But in
the country patent leather is convenient. Dust,
dew or the friction of the grass, either of which
soon renders calf skin unpresentable, has no
hurtful effect on patent leather; dust is easily
brushed off, moisture does not affect the polish,
and the friction of the grass in a ramble
through a meadow really improves the appear
ance of the leather. With patent leather in
the country one never needs the bootblack,and
this adds much to one's comfort on a rural
Is it proper for a lady to bow or speak
first to a gentleman of her acquaintance in
passing on the street, or should her
One of Yotjb Reatjebs.
The lady should always speak first, as we
have repeatedly said. It is the lady's province
to recognize an acquaintance or not as she may
SOTTLT THAXE HUT,
I, If a young gentleman should escort a lady
home from an evening entertainment, should
the lady thank him? if so, in what manner!
2. How should a lady congratulate her sister
and brother-in-law upon their marriage T
A. E. G.
L Of course the lady should thank him. It
Would be exceedingly ill-bred not to do so." It
is underbred to accept any service orjurklnd
ness without acknowledging it by thanks. 2. If
a lady does not know how to congratulate her
aisier or any member of br"family upon her
inarnaswedppbt if any instructions would
" aidber. Put your arm' around your sister's
neck, kiss her and wish her much happiness.
Shake hands with your brother-in-law and wish
him much happiness.
L In case of a church wedding, where tbere is
a maid of honor, brideniaids, and groomsmen,
how does the brioal party go from the house
and bow advance to the altar. 2. When it is
desired toexcludeall but invited guests from
the church, is it the custom to issue cards to
he presented at the door, and if so, how should
they read. Or if not, what course is adopted?
3. Should more than one invitation be sent to a
family where there are sons and daughters in
society? 4. Which is the better form of ad
dress, Mr. John Smith and wife or Mr. and Mrs.
L The bridal party should leaTe the bouse in
the following order: In the first carriage the
'bnde and her father; in carriage that follow,
the bridemaids. Members of the family usually
precede the bridal party to the church. At the
church the ushers head the bridal party to the
altar; the bridemaids usually come next, ,and
then the maids of honor, but commonly there
are not both bridemaids and maids of
honor. Then comes the bride upon the
armofherfatberorelderrelatire. The natural
place of the maid or maids of honor if there are
also bridemaids, would be after the bride, but
individual taste and preferences govern these
details, Tery few marriages being in all particu
lars alike. The groom and best man enter
from the vestry and stand at the altar, the
groom in readiness to receive the bride from
her father's hand. The bridemaids take their
place at the side of the bride, and the maids of
honor behind her. After the ceremony, the
bride and groom lead the procession out, 3.
If it is desired to exclude all but invited guests.
cards of admission must be issued. Print on
the card the name of the church and date and
hour of the ceremony. 3. For each married
couple in a family one invitation may be sent.
Bach single adult member of the family should
receive an invitation, i. "Mr. and Mrs. John
Smith," always. "Mr. John Smith and wife,"
rontxs pob benedicts.
Will you kindly favor me with the benefit of
your advice on the following: LI am about to
be married and shall send announcements ont
to my friends whom 1 hope will call upon me,
but being engaged in a Cosiness which makes
my evenings at .home very uncertain my wire,
who Is a perfect stranger, will have to enter
tain. How ought the announcements to be
worded should it be 'tat home" or ''resi
lience?" 2. Knowing more than one person in
a family should I send an announcement to
each person or to the head of the house only?
and in case of ladies whose mothers I am not
acquainted with, to whom should I send? &.
Howsoon after receiving these calls should
we return them? 4. If a person on whom yon
have called cave a large reception to whom
.very Tom, Dick ana Harry was invited and
failed to Invite yon, would yon assume that he
desired to cease the acquaintance? C. I was
censured a few evenings ago after a pnblio
dinner because I used my fingers in eating Sar
atogo chips, which appeared to me to bo the
only natural mode of eating them, was I
tkrsngT 6. Bef erring again to the subject of
announcements, what is done in the case of
business relations? lam not acquainted with
the wives of many of my associates. Bhould I
address to the gentleman only?
7. The circumstances you mention should not
alter the form of the invitation. You. issue
your cards "At Home," giving place and time,
and this is all. 2. To each adult person (count
ing married couples as one), It would be proper
and graceful to Include the mothers of the
ladies under such circumstances. 3. About two
weeks. 4. It would bear that interpretation,
unless the omission was by accident. 6. Sara
toga chips can bo eaten with the fingers in the
Mine way that biscuit or cakes are eaten. In
fact there is no other way. 6. la sending invi
tations always include the wives of married
jaen, whether you know them or not.
SOUETHXXa ABOUT tVESDIXGS.
, At an evening marriage at the church, if
lEe bride Is not to he riven awav. is it ens-
lomary lor ine unae to wait inmuue groom
or groomsman? 2. There are two bridesmaids
and two groomsmen. Is it customary for the
ladies to stand on one side and the gentlemen
on the other, or should the couples not be sep
arated? a. What are the most fashionable
Sowers for the bride and bridesmaids? 4. is it
fashionable for the groom and ushers to wear
.gloves? S. What kind of neckties should the
groom and ushers wear? 6. Should the groom
and ushers wear plain or pique shirt hosom?
.7. Which cake is preferred for the bridecake,
white or pound? In a QrjAlrtAHY.
1. The bride should not, according to present
social -customs, walk with the groom to the
altar. If she is not to be given away, sbo must
walk: alone. Sometimes the bride is escorted to
tho-.altar by her mother; this, of course, whenj
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there is no male relative. 2. The ladies stand
on the side the bride stands, and the grooms
men on the side the groom stands. 3. Lilies of
the valley, white roses, white lilacs, in fact any
white flower. 4. They may do as thoy prefer
6. If a morning wedding, white scarfs;
if an evening wedding, white lawn .neckties
White satin or silk for a necktie is considered
vulgar. 6. Plain shirt fronts by all means. No
kind of decoration for a gentleman's linen. 7.
Wedding cake Is always a rich plum cake,
1. What are the dutiesxif an usher at a large
wedding; ceremony in a church, and reception
at the house afterward? Is there a prescribed
style of dress for an usher? 2. I understand
that it is expected of a bridegroom to pay for
the gloves and necktie of the "best man?" Is
this the usual custom? If so, who makes the
L To conduct people to seats, to precede the
bridal party to the altar, and at the house to
introduce friends to the bridal pair and per
form generally the duties of a master of cere
monies. In dress an usher does not differ from
other gentlemen, but a slip of white ribbon
may be worn in the button-hole of his coat as
an indication of his office. 2. The bridegroom
generally gives the best man a scarf, and some
times a scarf-pin accompanies lt,but not gloves.
Youngstowtt, 0., April 15, 1888.
Sib Permit me to setyourlghtln regard to
the question of the service as to the using of
titles on visiting cards by officers of the army.
1, Socially, In the army, there is po rank recog
nized below that of captain. It is considered
very bad form for an officer to address another
as lieutenant; it Is always "Mister." Of
course, in the presence of enlisted men or on
duly, be would be called lieutenant; otherwise
simply "Mister." An officer below the rank of
captain would properly register his name at a
hotel,and havohis visiting cards printed, John,
Jones, U.S. A. If of the rank ot Captain or
Major or Colonel, as the case might be, John
Jones. U.S. A. This is a custom as old as the
armr itself: and like manv other customs, arti
cles of war and regulations, are derived from
the English army: very naturally, as the care
ful reader of the history of this country will
readily appreciate. 2. In your answers to cor
respondents in yesterday's paper, you are quite
vague in your description as to how a fork
should be held. It is simply impossible to eat
peas with the fork in the left band, prongs
down. I turn the fork prongs upward in su ch a
case, or transfer the fork to the right hand. I
prefer the former method. Jf you can only
convince respectable people of the vulgarity of
braiding the fingers of the left band around
the handle of the fork, you would be doing a
good service. It is a hopeless task, however, to
teach people who are naturally vulgar the
refinements; they don't want to learn how to
do things right, and are egotistical enough to
believe that their way is Just as good as any
other way. Very respectfully, etc.,
G. H. Cbossxan,
(Late of the U. S. A.)
L Tnls does not controvert what we said
about visiting cards. Equals and inferiors do
not, as you say, address officers below captain
by their titles, but all of inferior rank do so.
Officers, however, print their titles on their
visiting cards in the manner described; that is,
they do if they no the right thing, which is as
follows: J1Captaln John Smith, XT. a A." In
signing his name or entering his name upon a
hotel register or any other kind of register, the
officer then writes his name in this wise: "John
Smith, Captain, U.S. A." The form upon a
visiting card is always the form in which a man
is addressed, and not the form of his signature.
It is for this reason that it is proper always to
put the prefix "Mr." upon a gentleman's visit
ing card, unless he has some other title. Z Our
correspondent is right about eating peas, which
cannot be done except with the prongs upward.
He is also right about the desirability of con-!
vincing people tBat it is vulgar to braid, as he
expresses it, the fingers around the handle- of
a fork. How to handle the fork can be sown
clearly only by the aid of a series of drawings,
showing right and wrong methods, but i broad
generalization, which we hope isintr"yague"
may be made as follows: Aiarale carry the
handle of the fork in thjjiollow of the band,
but when used in Aharigbt hand, with the
prongs upward, te handle may rest between,
the thumb anctoreunger.
.S WHO PAYS?
Is it proper for a young lady to permit a gen
tleman to pay for her theater ticket? In
smaller towns it is certainly a prevailing cus
tom for young men to invite young women to
go to the theater, paying for the tickets and
accompanying them without chaperone.
If an invitation for the theater comes from
the gentleman It is proper and customary for
him to pay for the tickets. But when an invi
tation comes from a lady, which may some
times happen, it is proper forber to furnish the
1. Is it very improper at a dinner to cut green
salad, such as lettuce or chicory? It seems to
me almost necessary..! When cheese is served
as a distinct course, how is it to be eaten? Is
it considered the proper thing here, to put a
piece on each bite of bread, as the Fren ch do?
8. At a boarding bouse or hotel should the gen
tle man rise, when a lady leaves the table.
L Lettuce or chicory loses its quality by being
cut. Therefore a knife should not be used
unless necessary. 2. Cheese is not usually
served as a separate course, but if it is, it may
be eaten, we suppose, in the manner mentioned.
But cheese is commonly served with orafter
coffee, accompanied by crackers. It is the one
article that may be eaten with a knife, accord
ing to seme authorities. A small piece is taken
upon the end of a silver blade and neatly car
ried to the mouth. 3. This is hardly expected
at a boarding house or hotel table, bnt some
boarding bouse tables are of the nature ot
private tables, and in such cases it wonld be a
graceful thing to do.
The Author or "Doh't."
The members of the several classes at Prof,
J. S. Christy's Dancing Academy will hold
their final reception for the season Wednesday,
Mrs. J. L. Scott, ot Broad street, East End,
gave a very delightful dinner party on Tues
day evening, at which IS guests were enter
tained. An enjoyable surprise party was tendered by
Miss Lizzie Kunkel, at her home on Bush
street, Wednesday evening, May 1. Among
the guests present were: Messrs. W.Aland, L.
Hauff, E. Kress, C. Kunkel, J. Aland, A.
Huetber, J. Seiler, C. H. Miller, G. Mineshack,
J. May, 0. Ferguson and W. Codinal; Misses A.
Jvunaei, c. ocnuman, v. i.initanu. u. nice, u.
Knnkel M. Kress, A. Helderick, L. Backer, K.
Strict, and many others.
A reception held at the residence of Mr. John
Pedder, on Washington avenue, was delightful
to all present. Among the guests were Mrs.
G. Donohue, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd. Mr. and Mrs.
Keen. Mr. and Mrs. Pedder, Mrs. Shearer,
Misses Dora Pedder, Lizzie Misklow, Carrie
Ecanlan, Annie Carfew, Alice O'Hare, Mary
Cubic, Annie Lloyd, Messrs, John Carr, Charles
Pedder. Jos. Shearer, Wilt Burns, John Ha
worth, Sam Bromley, George Lloyd and others.
A pleasant evening was spent on Friday even
ing, at the residence of Mr. David Barker, 84
Charles street, Allegheny. Among those pres
ent were: Mr. and Mrs. S. Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
A. TJpdergraff, S. Watson, C. Robinson; Misses
A. McCalpln. M. Ambacker, G. Cleary, R.
Sheran. S. Ambacker. M. McClelland, M.
Boden, E. Callen, M. Downey; Messrs. J.
Thompson. M. Rhea, W. Wler. J. McClelland,
J. Tillery, B. Rhea and J. Sparks.
On Friday evening the young friends and
school companions of Paul Howard Anthony
gave him a birthday surprise party at his home.
Among those present were Misses Mary Gil
christ, Eunle Crouch. Ida Osgood, Mamie Ken
nedy, Mary Welty, Anna Martin, Gretta Gal
bretb, Bessie Law, Mary Black, Annie Faust,
Florence Anthony; Messrs. Roscoe Evans,
Herman Welty, James Kent, OHle Degleman,
John Kirby, Clarence McKinney, Elder Garvin
and Ralph Anthony,
Miss Julia Hogan, 42 Sarah street, Southtlde,
was surprised by a number of friends calling
on her the other evening. Quite an enjoyable
evening was spent. Among those present
were: Misses Mattio Sands, Maggie Sands,
K elite Hiplett, Mintle Drake, Josle Rilev. Sa
die Riley, .Emma Brooks, Flo McCoy, Nellie
Good, Rente Good, Berdie Ford, Annie Jutee,
Kate Sands, Annie Cute; Messrs. J. Kav, Joe
Big ley, Joe Haberman. Clark Harris,?. Faulk
ner, D. Brenner, C. Smith, O. Trautweine,Deny
Lyon, Grant Drum. John Graft, D. Hogan, W.
Robinson and Tony Hartmau.
On Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock a nnique
surprise party was tendered Messrs. Ike and
Henry Jackson at their residence on btockton
avenue. The parlors and drawing room were
elaborately beautified by roses, lilies and
smilax. The Gernert & Guenther orchestra
supplied the music Among tboio present
were Mr. and Mrs. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Jackson, M. A. Jackson, Mr. B. Wolff, of New
York; Mr. and Mrs. L. Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. 0,
Ruben, Mr. Ned Sailer. Mr. and Mrs. B. Marx,
Mr. and .Mrs. Goldsmith, Mr. and Mrs. Ehrllch,
Misses Jackson, of Scottdale; Mr. and Mrs. D.
Levy. Miss LUlIe Levy, Miss Fanny Brown and
The reception given bv the Davis Camp. 8ons
of Veterans, held in tho Cyclorama Hall Tues
day evening proved to be a great success both
socially and financially. Tho grand march wis
led by Mr. L. H. Reno Foulk and Miss Mamie
Sawyer. In addition to the floral decorations
the ball was elaborately decorated and fes-
toonedwith the national colors and bunting,
while the guidons of the camp, together with
their yellow flag noting the honor of being the
original camp of the order. About midnight
the party adjourned to the dining ball to par
take of some refreshments, after which the
guests enjoyed the merry dance until early
The return of Miss Sadie Botbwelland her
cousin, Mr. James Botbwell and son, with
whom she has spent the winter in Los Angeles,
Cal., was acknowledged by her many friends
by their presenoe at her late home, in Oakland,
where they danced and made merry until "the
wee Etna' hours," and went away with many
happy returns of this night called back.
The names of those who attended were:
Misses Dolan, McCombs, Swearingen, Al
len, Hoover, Berry, Ladley, Bell,
Cooper, Coake, McKown, and Messrs.
Mahan, Mclllrov. Crawford. Gray, Palmer,
Young, Mahay, Dolan, Smith. Will and Harrv
Bothwell, Mr. and Mrs, T. A. Dunn. Mr. and
Mrs. John Bothwell, Mr. and Mrs. J. S, Atter
bury, Jr., and others.
Mr. James E. Hunter, the well-known and
popular druggist of Turtle Creek, was married
last Tuesday to Miss Maggie J. HalL by Rev.
M. M. Sweeney. The wedding was a private
affair, but of very great prominence in society
of Turtle Creek.
Harry Smith, of the Petroleum Exchange,
was in N ew York last week.
Mrs. William E. Dickson, of Fenn avenue, is
visiting friends at Alliance, O,
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wattles, of Center ave
nne, Shadyaidc, are at Atlantic City.
Mrs. Cbas. L Wade will leave Aiken, B. 0.,
for Brooklyn, N..Y., on Tuesday next.
Mr. Harry Dabbs, of North Hlland avenue.
East Knd, has returned from Chicago.
Miss Harding, of Liberty street, has returned
from a visit to Washington and New York.
Mr. J. Harvey Wattles sails for Paris by the
La Bretagne, June id, to ne gone au summer,
Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Kohler, of Lake street,
East End, are visiting at Staten Island, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clark, Of Forty-fourth
street, are spending a few weeks in New York.
Captain and Mrs. J. J. Vandergrlft, of Fifth
avenue, East End, passed the week in New
Mr. and Mrs. P. N. French, of Bono street,
East End, have returned from San Antonio,
Mrs. J. E. Schwartz, of Fenn avenue, Dallas,
has returned after an extended sojourn in
Mrs. J. W. Comley, of Shady avenue, East
End, has returned from a visit to friends at
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Rankin hare returned
home after a pleasant visit in New York and
Mrs. Charles Arbuthnot, of Fifth avenue.
East End, has returned from a short sojourn at
Messrs. James Denniston and Alex Jenkin.
son sailed on Wednesday by the City of New
York, for Earope,
Mr. Frank Pitcher, of Philadelphia, spent
part of the week with Mr. George Watt, of Sta
tion street. East tuid.
Miss Alice Maloy, of Carson street, South
side, is visiting at the residence of the late Mr.
Matthew Coleman, of Altoona.
Miss L. J. Benford, of TJrsina, Pa., who has
been visiting friends in this city for the past
two weeks, left yesterday for her home.
Miss Daisy Dllworth, ot Fifth avenue, East
End. has returned from Duncencss. Ga..
where she has been tho guest of Mrs. Car
Colonel and Mrs. J. M. Schoonmaker, of
Shady avenue, East End, atter visiting friends
at Cincinnati, have been in New York for the
Miss Kate Boyle, of Stenbenville, O.; the
Misses Sweeney, of Loretta, Pa., and Miss Don
ovan, of Scottdale, Pa,, who have been visiting
the Misses Hurley have returned home.
Miss Lura Byryner, of Indianapolis, is visit
ing ber father. Major B.C. Bryner, who is lo
cated In Pittsburg. The Major is the famous
Indiana1' Rrvnnr. nf thfl Intn Mmnafm
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.airs, duo xiossiD, lormeny oi Aiiegneny
City, but for a number of years a resident of
California, arrived in the city from San Frap
clsco yesterday. Her husband, who is owner
of a valuable ranch and fruit farm in Ynba
county, California will join her later in the
season and proceed to Philadelphia and New
York to visit friends.
Sewlekler Society Notes.
The Misses Annie, Jessie and NoraMaerum
leave this week for New York, and will, in a
few days, sail for Europe to remain several
Mrs. Joseph Craig, one ot Sewickley's most
charming of hostesses, gave a very enjoyable
luncheon yesterday to a number of her lady
Ensign J. H. Bohrbacher left last Wednes
day to report for duty on the Fensacola,
lying at Norfolk, Va which sails shortly on a
three years' cruise.
"A Wiaow Hunt," the pleasing three-act
comedy by J. Stirling Coyne, given by the
Sewickley Valley Club last Tuesday evening,
was a most enjoyable entertainment and
thoroughly appreciated by the large audience
present. The playwas spoken of in detail in
last Wednesday's Dispatch.
The Sewickley Athletic Grounds were
formally opened yesterday afternoon for
the season of 1SS9. The committee
this season consists of Mr. Frank C. Osburn.
Mr. D. R. Warden, Mr. W. W. WhiteBeU; Mr.
Frederick Irwin, Mr. E. A. Woods, Mr. B, P.
Nevin, Jr., and Mr. John E. Porter.
Sewickley was honored with a number of
charming young lady visitors last week.
Among them were Miss Dean, of Emsworth,
and Miss Reynolds, of Pittsburg, guests of
Miss Blair; Miss McElroy. of Pittsburg, guest
of Miss Black; Miss Bessie Anderson, of Hazel
wood, guest of Miss Dravo; the Misses Lnring,
of Wheeling, W. Va., guests of Miss Whiting;
MissMcCue, of Massillon, O., guest of Miss
McClearv; Miss Baldwin, of Rochester, N. Y
guest of Miss Love; Miss Fugb, of New
Brighton, Pa., and Miss Adams, of Warren, O.,
guests of Miss McVey.
THE BEYEEAGB OF SAMOA.
What the Natives . of tho Islands Offer
Strangers to Drink,
The Century. 3
No occasion of ceremony or importance
takes place without the use of kava, a root
of the pepper family, and all exchanges of
sociability are conducted under its infln.
ence. The concoction of the seductive bev
erage made from this root is attended with
so many ceremonious observances and ac
clamations of approval that an account of
the customs of these people wonld be incom
plete without reference to the manner in
which the drink is prepared.
A wooden bowl, a cocoanut cup and a
strainer are the implements used in making
the brew. That pereounce of the chief so
cial importance in Samoa, "the maid of the
village," is invariably called upon to brew
the beverage, which ceremony, with her at
tendants, she conducts with becoming dig
nity. After carefully washing out her
month in the presence of all assembled, she
seats herself upon the matted floor with the
bowl in front of her, and with resigned
manner and preoccupied counteninee be
gins to masticate the bits of root handed
her by the attendants. Piece after piece is
chewed, until the mouth is full and the
cheeks bulging, when the mass is ejected
into the palm of her hand and with a grace
ful -wing deposited in the bowl.
This operation is repeated until the
5 roper quantity of the root is secured,
hen her hands are washed scrupulously
clean, and an attendant having poured the
required amount of water into the bowl, the
maid proceeds with the compounding.
"With a graceful rolling and twisting move
ment of the hands she mixes all the undis
solved portions of the root in the "fou," or
strainer, which, after wringing, is shaken
out, and the straining repeated until the
brew is finished.
Beeoham'B Pills cure bilious and nervous ills
Pxabs' Soap secures a beautiful complexion
Fbench robes and combination dresses
this season's importations; prices all reduced,
siwrsu Htjous & Hacks.
ISO corkscrew jackets selling off at nearly
half price at Bosenbaum &j Co's.
Pearson leads them all in fine finished
photos., and everybody is pleased that goes
to him. Galleries, 96 Fifth ave. and 43
Federal St., Allegheny.
Golden pheasant awnings at Hamaux&
Son's, 537 and 539 Penn ave.
New beaded and silk wraps, jerseys and
shawls, at H, J. Lynch'g, 436 and '40 Mar
ket street. " -' ..,VWTSB.
PITTSBURG ' DISPATCH,
NEWS DF THE DRAMA.
QBAirs Ohba Hocsb..
Bolton Ideals (Jo.
academy op Music,.
"Over the Harden Wall"
The above are the theatrical attractions for
The theatrical season is very near the end
now. The Bijou Theater will probably close
the last week of this month. The Grand Opera
House may stay open a little little longer,
but very little. Mr.Wilt said yesterday: "After
the Ideals wo have Rice's Burlesque Company
with The Corsair,1 for three nights and a mat
inee, and 'Evangeline' for the rest of the
week. For the week of May 20 Lew Dock
stader's Minstrel Company is the attraction, to
be followed by Spenser's 'Little Tycoon.' If
Mr. Spenser can give another opera I may
make a deal with him to stay at the Opera
House for a week or two. Then the season
Harris Theater, and the Academy of Music
will not shut down until the hot weather sets
in, and then presumably only for tho brief vaca
tion usually taken.
Mr. Shedden is coming back to sound health
slowly but surely. It would have been very un
fortunate for the Bijou Theater as well as for
him it this sudden prostration had prevented
him from resuming bis place in the manage
ment of that theater. It is always bard to tell
the exact proportion of credit due to each indi
vidual when several gentlemen are working
together in the management of a theater, as Is
tho case at the Bijou, but is certainly only Just
to cay that Mr. Shedden contributed by his
judgment in booking, by the use of his rare per
sonal qualities of courtesy and intuitive Intelli
gence in handling the public and theatrical
people, not a little to the wonderful success of
the Bijou during the past season. Mr. Gullok
has been fortunate in his choice of Mr. Shedden
as bis lieutenant, and It is pleasant to be able to
state tnat Mr. sneaaen win uo ame to return to
his post in time to attend to bis work for next
Considering that this is the second week in
May, Pittsburg Is In luck to have the Boston
Ideals at one house and Frank Mayo at the
The success of tbe Howard Athonaum Com
pany at the Bijou this week will probably result
next season In any number of 'variety com
panies seeking admission to the first-class
theaters. The Howard Athenseum is a pleas
ant entertainment for a change, bnt it
would hardly pay tbe managers or
tickle the public to have variety shows more
than once or twice in a season on the boards
of the legitimate drama. Hepburn Johns,
This Week's Attractions.
The romantic actor Mr. Frank Mayo is an
nounced to appear at the Bijou Theater on
Monday night, in his famous character of
Davy Crockett, which has a warm place in tbe
affections ot theater goers. Mr. Frank Mayb
is one ot the best actors of his time. An addi
tional Interest is attached to this performance
in tbe first appearance here of Miss Marie Bur
riss, of this city, an accomplished and an at
tractive lady who adopted tbe stage as a pro
fession, and after bnt short experience has won
for herself a good place and attracted universal
attention and praise. She is gifted with a fine
face and commanding presence, and writers in
different cities have noted that in appearance
and manner she suggests Miss Mary Anderson.
Miss Burriss has played a number of leading
characters ana received great critical com
mendation for force, judgment and delicacy.
She is to play Eleanor Vaughn on Monday
night The cast throughout is a good one, and
the many fine opportunities which the drama
presents for picturesque and dramatic beauties
will be made the most of in the present revival
at the Bijou. "Davy Crockett" will be played
all the week and at the matinees Wednesday
The Boston Ideal Opera Company will be
seen at tbe Grand -Opera House this week.
The week opens with "Faust," to be followed
on Tuesday evening with the "Barber of Se
ville," which will also be given on Friday even
ing. At the Wednesday matinee "Martha"
will be given, and on Wednesday evening "Car
men;" Thursday evening and at the Saturday
matinee Leonard Wales' opera, tbe "Lion of
Peru," will be given,and a combination bill will
be presented on Saturday evening,
AT Harry William' Academy of Muslo "The
Ranch King" Specialty and Dramatic Compa
ny will exhibit the picturesque points of the
wild and wooly West. It is a rattling pro
gramme altogether, somewhat of a change
from the stock variety show, and sure to be at
tractive. "OvESthe Garden Wall" with its musical
tomfoolery will be Harris' Theater's attrac
tion this week, Dan Mason is the German
hero of the piece, and the company includes
James .ttusseii, a. s. urinneii ana uo&ita Wor
rell. Echoes ot the Stage..
IT is reported that Bertha Rlcci was married
not long since to Mr. Jefferson George, a well
known man about town, ot New York, and that
she has permanently left the stage.
Geobqe S. Knight, the popular German
comedian, has had a relapse, but is now recov
ering. It is hardly probable that he will be
able to appear on tbe stage for some time yet.
Eugene Oanfield, who does very clever
work as the country schoolboy in "A Midnight
Bell," was married by Mayor Grant in New
York City on Tuesday last to Sallie Stembler,
of "A Brass Monkey" company.
Sydney Deetv can now claim the pool cham
pionship of the theatrical profession. In a
game on Thursday evening between himself
and Burr Mcintosh he won by lour points. The
gate receipts were devoted to tbe actors' fund.
Culrk, Silverman & Co., managers ot the
elaborate melodramatic production for next
season, "Guilty Without Crime," have seoured
for their star attractions the great character
actor, Dore Davidson and the beautiful young
and talented American actress. Miss Ramie
Austin. They will be surrounded with a pow
erful dramatic company, and Vno expense
spared to make the tour a success. First-class
artists in every department have been em
ployed on the preliminary work.
A watTBi in the Dramatte iltrror says: -I
went to the Flayers Club the other day, and
eally It is one ot the most delightful houses I
have ever seen, but the air ot tbe entire place
suggested to me that there ought to be a sign
over the door written in this way: The Booth
and Barrett Bocial Company, Limited.' I
went uprith all tbe rest ot the women and
gazed with reverential eyes upon the virtuous
couches of Booth and Barrett. Mr. Barrett'sls
of oxidized silver; Mr. Booth's is a plain brass
one; but both are so desperately narrow that I
do not see how tbey conld ever have a decent
nightmare in one, or an extra tarn when their
brains were dazzled. X said nothing whatever
B. P. O. E. Notes,
Newport, Ky., is atter a lodge of Etks.
Cincinnati Lodge No. 5 will have a res
taurant in their clubroom.
Bbotheb Palmeu, of Hartford Lodge No.
19, was In the city last week.
How about the Finance Committee? It's
about time the chairman calls a meeting.
Bbotheb Bust Glasses, of No. U, leaves
to-day for New York City on a pleasure trip.
Bbotheb Chables Holmes, of Pittsburg
Lodge No. 11, was in New York all last week.
Bbotheb Baelow, of Rochester, N. Y.,
lodge No. Zitras playing at Harris' Theater
last week. s
Secretary Lee should notify the Social
Session that we have changed halls and meet
Bbotheb McElwaine is confined tohls
home. A Serious accident happened to him on
last Tuesday eveaing. He will be confined to
hlfl bBBio f or severaTday. 0
v-The ' Executive . CoflamlWee . mat on'"' last I
SUNDAY, MAY 5,
Thursday evening and are going to call the
chairmen of all the different committees to
gether on next Thursday evening.
The attraction for the benefit ot St. Louis
lodge No. 9. which takes place next Thursday,
will be Dockstader's minstrels. "The Fay Mas
ter,"rThe Soap Bubble," "Twelve Tempta
tions" and the ''Night Watch" company, and a
lot of local talent has been secured,
A delegation from Trenton Lodge No. 108
attended tbe installation of Easton Lodge No.
121, and were royally entertained. The lodge
starts with 18 members, who are people of best
Standing. Trenton Ledge is in ltsnawquartejs,
opposite the Trenton House, with the door
always open to visiting brothers.
At the regular meeting of Boston Lodge No,
10, on Sunday, the 31st, Eddie Glrard, of
"Natural Gas" fame, teok both degrees by spe
cial dispensation. Treasurer Phil Shea, of the
Park Theater, was also made an Elk, as were
Dr. jewett, Medical Examiner of Ashburn
bam; E. L. Haskell, of tho Boston Globe;
ueorge w.-ruuerana omers, jasnier turner,
of Stenson's Cafe, took his second degree. The
remains of Charles Vivian arrived on the 23d,
and were immediately conveyed to the Elks'
Rest, In Mount Hope Cemetery. Bolton Lodge
assumed the entire expense ot decently burying
GOOD BOY AND GOOD GIRI,,
Tlso Benson ot Hand When tbe Teacher
Gives Taflr to tho Fnrent nt Receptions
Educational News and Echoes,
The season of "Eeeeptiou Day" for the
schools is at hand. For this momentous
day to the youth concerned, manuscript
work and drawing Is prepared for parents'
view. Singing, calisthenics and select
readings generally constitute theprogramme
for the afternoon, always leaving time for
the teacher to tell Johnny's and Mary's mother
what good children they are and how nicely
they are getting along.
The Forbes school will receive visitors May
29, the Allen on June 5, 6 and 7. At the Wash
ington schools last week on Wednesday,Thurs.
day and Friday there was a continuous throng
Friday was "authors' day" at the Hlland
school. The rooms were decorated with flags
and flowers. The High School bad manu
script work and drawings on exhibition In
their room, ana 21 in number acted as ushers
for the afternoon. The other rooms bad sing
ing and selections from the favorite au thors.
Room No. 6 was known as the "Pansy room,"
the selections being entirely from tho "Pansy"
books. The decorations were entirely of this
lovely flower, and each woreia bouquet at this
Tbe following are the names of the pupils
who stand first in the various ward schools: Mt
Albion. Edna Milligan; Liberty, Edna Wilson;
Morse, Ben Reder; Ralston, John Ludenbuehl;
Allen, Ida Martin and Myra Boyd; St Clair.
Albert Welser: O'Hara, Bertie Green: Hum
boldt, Ella Williams; Luckey, No, 1, Willie
Gray: No. 2, Charles W. Michael Mlnersvllle,
Robert McElheney; Howard, No. 1, Birdie
Price; No. 2, Anthony Baehlt South, Lottie
Gosline: Peebles, Louisa Blessing; Tbad Ste
vens, Nina Coburn; North, . Jeanette Mc
Cutcbeon; Bedford, Lewis Davis; Han
cock, Annie Ryan; Homewood, Winnie
Kinrh; Lincoln, Katy Read; Franklin, Emma
Shoemaker: Springfield, E. Adams; ML Wash
ington, Ella MoKenna; Duquesne, Arthur
Afland; Riverside, Rosa Mltehel; Lawrenoe,
Cora Day; Oakland, Bellfleld, Jane Murdochi
Soho, Stella Scbenck; Knox, May McKee;
Forbes, Boyd McKown and Will Grogan: Hl
land, Clara Bright: Wickersham, Cora Lew;
Birmingham, Eddie Ditbridge and Daisy
Krleger. . i v
The Bellfleld school will give an exhibition
very early in June.
Wabbants for tbe sum of S86.163 74 were
issued to tbe city teachers yesterday.
PB0F.DnBX.TNG, of the Indiana State Nor
mal, was a visitor in the city yesterday.
The Allen school will take a day in the
woods at Maple Grove the last day of school.
I The history of the Normal School Alumni is
completed and is now in the hands of the
The National Educational Teachers' Asso
ciation meets in Nashville, Tenn., July 18, and.
continues three days.
Miss Alma Bell is filling tbe place ot Miss
Edith McCombs, deceased, in the Main street
building, Seventeenth ward.
Next Tueseay evening the Hlland School
Directors will elect a teacher in place ot Miss
Clara Rowley, who died a month ago.
All applicants for teachers' certificates must
register on or before Thursday, May 11 A de
posit of 30 cents is required for paper, etc
At a meeting of tbe Teachers' Guild yester
day afternoon, Mrs. Clara Coldren of the Lib
erty street schocl, was ejected to membership.
Tub Luckey school will give an exhibition
next Saturday evening at the West End Rink.
The proceeds will go toward the school picnlo
fund. The Luckey entertainments are always
The accommodations at tbe Hlland School
are not sufficient. Tbe work preparatory to tbe
erection of a new eight-room brick building
was commenced last Wednesday. The new
building is to be erected adjacent to tbe present
The subjects for the city examinations are
as follows: May 18, physlolgy, music and or
thography; May 25, grammar, composition nd
penmanship: June 1, arithmetic, history ad
Miss Janet McCtttcheon, 'Henrietta
Martin, Mrs. M. B. Redman, Tillle Morgan,
Jennie Gosser, Mrs. 0. Ripley. Mrs. Sarah and
Isabella Shepard and Miss It H. White have
registered their names as members ot the Paris
The examinations for the teaehers of Alle
gheny will commence on the same date as those
of Pittsburg, and will continue three Satur
days. May 18, the, studies for examination are
Shysiotogy, music, history and orthography;
lay 25, grammar, composition, geography and
penmanship: June 1, arithmetic, theory of
teaching and drawing.
Misses Ttllie Nobris and M. H. kelley
were elected teachers in tbe Mlnersvllle school
on Friday evening. One ot the vacancies was
due to the resignation of Miss Getty last Thurs
day, the other an additional teacher granted
some time ago by the Central board. Rumor
has it that, in the early part of Jane, Miss
Getty will be led to tbe alter by a well-known
Allegheny gentleman. -.
FEANKLIN'S F1BST PAPEB.
A Bare Publication Shown nta Loan Ex
hibit A Pew Extracts.
At the Centennial Loan Exhibition of
Bevolutionary Belies, says the Chicago
Newt, is a copy of the first paper by Benja
min Franklin. It is the issue of the New
England Courant of February 11, 1723,
published in Boston.
James Franklin, an elder brother, was
the owner of the paper, and Benjamin was
an articled apprentice. James had printed
articles that made some tart criticism of the
Colonial Government and had been arrested
ana the publication of his sheet forbidden.
It became necessary to shift the responsi
bility of Its publication to prevent a seizure
and possibly a confiscation of the property.
So in this issue of the little three-column
single sheet, about 14 by 18 inches, James
Franklin announces that:
"The late Publisher of this Paper, finding so
many Inconveniences would arise by his carry
ing the Manuscripts and publlckNews to be
supervised by the Becretary as to render his
carrying it on improfltable, has intlrely dropt
This neat piece of prevarication is supple
mented by two lines across tbe bottom of the
last page, saying:
"Printed and sold by Benjamin Franklin in
Queens street, where advertisements are taken
Benjamin was only 16 years old, but he
had already written a few oxtioles in a dis-
fujsed hand which were so good that his
rother bad published them and the Gov
ernment had taken offense at the sentiments
expressed. "When James discovered the
author he beat him, and a few months later
another quarrel led to Benjamin running
away to Nev York.
' In the face ot the announcement that the
pnblisherhad "dropt the Undertaking," the
following advertisement appeared. Possibly
it was the work of the new publisher of the
This Paper having met with so general an
Acceptance in Town and Country as to require
a far greater Number of them to be printed
than there is of the other Publlek Papers, and
It being besides more generally rerd by a vast
Number of Borrowers who do not take it in,
tha publisher thinks proper to give this Pub
lick Notice for the Incouragetnent of those
who would havo Advertisements inserted in
the publlek Prints, which they may havo
printed in this Paper at a moderate Price.
This paper is one of a large number on ex
hibition. Ihey.belong to the Gunther collec
tion, one of the largest collections of ooloaial
newspaper publications intoe country.
BRAND ARMY ECHPEB.
AEElNGISG FOB MEMORIAL DAY.
Committees Appalated-rTsaportaot Rulings
of the Interior Department Annual In
speetlon of Pasts Grand Array Gossip
Sons of Veterans.
The Memorial Day Committee of the
posts in the old city proper held a meeting
yesterday evening in Municipal Hall,
Chairman Beogoagh presiding.
The fallowing standing committees were
appointed by the Chairman: ,
Flags and. yiower Committee Chairman, John
Harvey, roit 2M; Albert Moore, PotS: J. U.
MIeth, Post 41; B. OolU Post 157; William T.
Barks, Post 203; B. t. Jennings, Post 229; Q. W.
Finance Committee Chairman, John i'.llanter.
Post J: B. B. Elliot, Post 41: O. 8. Mcllwalne,
Post 157; William Wall, Pflit 80S; 5. M. McKeeJ
Port 230; Edward Abal, Post 88: John. Mcljhaae.
Post 157. '
Programme Committee Chairman, W. J, Pah
tenon, PojtW7; Edward Maher, Post 3: George
Krapp, Poit41: John H. Adier, Post 28: J. V,
Brooks. Postab;u, o, Smith, PoiHi J. M,Bay,
The following art the representatives on the
commlitee front the different posts: Past 3, J. M.
Koberts, Commander; Edward Fisher, Albert
iloore, T, J. Hamilton; John f. Hunter, J. H.
Postsso, J. V. Brooks, Conimanderi John Har
vey, Samuel Lay, C.W, Smith, 2, M.McSee,J.
M. Taylor. ,
Post 157, A. H. Askin, commander: John He
Shane, w. J. Patterson, B. Coll, O, a. Mcllwaine,
H. H. Bnzoub.
Post 259, O. A. Head, commander: C. V. Smith,
Edward Abel, B, P. Jennings, 4. M. Kay, UlUla
Poat 209, John H. Adley, commander: William
Wall. William Barks, Charles Lewi, Ueorge
BaUhart. Jacob Christy.
Post si b. B, Elliot, commander: G. W. little.
Charles Young, Conrad Ltmpert, George Krapp,
J. H. JMletb.
Resolutions of thanks were tendered to E.
M. Bigelow, Chief of theDepartment of Public
Works, as also Mayor McCallin. for tbelr
courtesy in granting the committee rooms to
meet in City Ball.
From the action of tbe committee there will
be no change in tbe mode of conducting
services on Memorial Day except to abandon
the joint parade, the posts marching direct to
the train from their headquarters and moving
up Forty-eighth street to thfroeiaetary.
Post 117 has charge of the memorial services
at Homewood Cemetery and bas issued invita
tions to Washington Infantry, Company F,
Fourteenth Infantry, tbe Junior Order of
American Mechanics, Patriotic Sons of Amer
ica, Uniform Rank Mystic Chain and Knights
of Pythias, having local lodges In the East
End, to participate In the services lucldett to
the occasion. On Snnday evening. May 26,
memorial services will be held at the Fourth
ajetnooist j-rotestant Church, rarK avenue,
Rev. G, G. Westf all, pastor.
Important Rulings. -
Assistant Secretary Bussey, of tha Interior
Department at Washington, the official to whom
is referred all questions of doubt as to the
meaning of pension laws, has made a number
of favorable rulings on claims which have been
pending for a number ot years. Among the
cases settled in this manner is that of William
Evans, lateot Company H, Fifty-f ourth Ohio.
One of Evans' comrades, while playing, threw
a piece of iron which struck him on tbe leg,
causing a compound fracture, which bas re
mained a running sore ever since. Tbe former
action was taken on the ground that the in
jury was not received while in the line ot duty.
Several like cases have met with favorable
rulings on the part of Secretary Bussey, and
the claimants thus secure their pensions. Pen
sion Commissioner Tanner is also helping along
tbe good work, having decided in one case that
a comrade's pension should be Increased from
30 to t72, he having lost both feet in action,
but owing to tbe peculiar amputation he was
left the heel bone covered with flesh sufficient
to make a stub foot, and for that reason had
been rated as entitled to only 130.
Inspections of Posts.
The inspections of posts in the department of
Pennsylvania will be made this year under the
supervision ot the Department Inspector, John
h. .Wells, of Strong Vincent Post No. 7, of
Erie. The inspection will be one of especial
importance, tbe ritual having been changed.
Each Assistant Inspector is directed to ascer
tain tho amount of money in each post fund,
and the value ot all other property of tbe posts.
An order announcing Inspectors of the de
partment and arranging districts has been is
sued. Allegheny oounty bas been divided into
two districts: District No. 4, Allegheny county,
south of tbe Allegheny river; and District Ho.
S, Allegheny county, north of the Allegheny
A. R. Carline,of Post 181, Braddock, has been
appointed Assistant Inspector at Large of Dis
trict No. 4, and has tbe following assistants:
Thomas R. Boss, Post 1S5; J. Lee Hurst, Post
9; D. W. Hutchinson, Post 207, and William
E. Long. Post 157. Joseph F. Neely, of Post
162, has been appointed Assistant Inspector at
Large of District Nafi, with the followingassist
ants: H. O. O. Oehmler, Post 88: J. A. Cress
well, Post 8S,and D. M. Morrison, Post 128. The
order directs Inspectors to inspect all posts in
their districts in the month of May.
Grand Array Notes.
The new department rosters are ready for
Post 117, of East Liberty, royally entertained
their visitors last Tuesday.
Post 41 made a fine showing in the parade
last Tuesday in the East End.
Post 41 lost two members this week by death,
Comrades George Colston and A. Proelller.
Post 117, of EasfLiberty, is increasing in
membership, and has to recruits for muster
at the next meeting.
Fourteen men were mustered into Encamp
ment No. 2. Union Veteran Legion, Philadel
phia, last Tuesday night.
To Insure attention communications Intended
for this column should be in not later than
.Friday noon of each week.
Comrade Edward Abez of Duquesne
Post No. 259, buried his son April SO. He has
the sympathy of his comrades In his affliction.
The survivors of tbe One Hundred and
Fiftieth Pennsylvania have resolved that in
future they shall be known as the "ThlrdBuck
tails." A special invitation has been accepted by
Post 157 to attend memorial service at Grace
Reformed Chnrch, Rev. John Prew pastor, on
Sunday evening, May 26.
Post 259 paid Its last tribute to tbe memory
of Comrade W. Gibson Miller yesterday by at
tending tbe funeral services at the First Meth
odist Church, Fifth avenue.
Tub G. A. R. posts of Pittsburg propose to
devote more time to tbe decoration of the
graves at the different cemeteries and less to
public parade on the coming Memorial Day.
TOE Allegheny county Union ex-prisoners of
war will hold their first meeting In the Union
Veteran Legion Hail, Sixth avenue, to-morrow
evening. A good time is expected. Tarn out
DSPAKT1IEUT COXXAWDEB STEWART In
general orders No. 6 congratulates tbe com
rades upon the decided effort being made to
increase the membership of the department to
En OAMPMEirr No. 42, V. V. L., wiU bo mus
tered at Warren, Pa., by Inspector General
Chapman on next Wednesday evening. The
new organization starts with seventy charter
The report that Colonel Drake pinned his
G. A. R. badge on General Gordon's coat has
been investigated and disproved. He did give
General Gordon a badge, but It was not one
connected-with tho G. A. R.
Tint "Army and Navy Survivors' Division,"
Pension Bureau, Washington. D. C, is now in
possession of quite complete service rolls and
tbe veterans seeking the addresses of former
comrades should address same.
Comrade Chabxes Poelleb, a member ot
Post 41, died last Sunday morning at his home
In Lawrenceville. He was a member of tho
Fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers and was an
excellent soldier and good citizen.
COLONEL J. aHuzxr?ostl57,wfU visit Post
88 of Allegheny City on Tuesday evening. Com
mander Asktn, of 157, has ordered that the
members uf the latter post assemble at Muni
cipal Hall at 7:43 on Tuesday evening.
Excakpxekt No. 6, U. V. L., having ills--posed
of the 149th P, V, and its oampalgas, wlH
taekle one of the other PetiBsylvaate re$t-
adding great itet to tho caeettefg, and
eonsequeaee the nH.nndaneoia maeh larger.
Foes 41, 'of LawreneevtHe, is dofagaeWy.
Tbe membership is jarremlng rapidly, through
the eort of the comrade. Three members
were recruited at the last meeting and two will
be mustered at the next meeting. A Dumber
of old members a&e coatae back to to (he ranks
Ew cajjpxet No- L 17. V- L., at its meeting
on Monday.eveninglast. mastered in seven new
members. Thp hall was crowded, and the sew
changes in the ritual save undivided attention.
Sixieea applieatisw) were pfesoatsd. A num.
ber ot pew recruits will be mustered to-morrow
Tps dedication of tbe Tf halls ot Encamp
ment IJo, I on Tuesday nigh las was one of
the events in the history of that body, Te
rboias were crowded, and f nlly W were turned
away, Tho new library is quite aleature, and
every evening a number ot"olo Vets." can be
found enjoying themselves there.
CQMHTSI. J. H. CBJLDSEOST 289 will havo
a musical and literary entertainment on next
Friday evening, at the Eleventh Ward School
Hall, at which an interesting and instructive
programme w(ll be presented. The proceeds
go to swelling tho post fund, and deserves the
.support of tbe comrades ana zrienas oj tneir
At the last department encampment a reso
lution was adopted directing tbe pepartment
Commander to appoint a committee of five to
confer with all ladies or other organisations
having in view the caw and maintenance of in
digent widow? and orphan of deceased sol
diers. The committee has been appolntel.and
Comrade Charles F. MoKenna, of Post S, rep
resents this cquoty tbereoq,
Thk Slxty-spcopd Pennsylvania Volunteers,
held a meeting at Municipal Hall last evening,
Comrade W, J, Patterson, of Post 157, pre
siding, and it was decided that fcho members ot
tbe organization Will leave this city on Monday
morning, May 20. Ribbon badges with
Maltese cross wllj be furnished. Ths associa
tion will meet Saturday evening next to com
plete arrangements ier transportation.
Late general orders from department head
quarters announce tbe following appointments
as aids-de-camp, in this section; J. B. Eaton,
Post 8; W. H. Morgan, 69; C. M. Burt, 63;
George H, Ladley, 117; Fred Buechler, 128;
Isaac Ambler, 151:r Jacob 8offeI,155; S. S. Fer
guson, 163; John Harvey, 230; Henry A. Breed,
259; John B. Holmes, 2S9; 8. A. Leslie, 470; S.
H. Johnston, 545; Thomas McCune, 648.
The survlvori of the One Hundred and
Fiftieth Pennsylvania, (Second Regiment,
Bucktail Brigade), will hold a reunion and
dedicate tbelr monument and tablets at Gettys
burg on Pennsylvania Days, May 21 and 22.
Tbe Memorial Committee will Issue a circular
when the details have been completed. Com
rades should sead their addresses to the Secret
tary, Wra. R. Ramsey. SH Viola street, PJilia.
A pirii was passed in the Senate af Harrjsi
burg last week; authorizing any veteran to
bring suits afc-alwt any county, borough or
township in this Commonwealth to ?ecover the
amount of money to which he became entitled
by reason p bis bejng accredited to sncV)
county, borough or township on his re-enlist-
. ... Jill 1.1 nnn.a r4 Man .!,. w .1.,.
ward called for from snob county, borough or
The funeral of W, Gibson Wiljer, who was
a prominent member of Post 259 and Encamp
ment No, 1, U. V. I, was attended by both or,
ganizatians yesterday, A beautiful floral em
blem of the order W ?en( to tbe house on Fri
day, and the bronte. shield of the Legion was
placed' on his breast by Colonel Dorrington,
Commander of No. L Comrade Miller was Ad
Jutant ot the-old 8lXtyTflrt. Pennsylvania Vol
unteers, and bore tbe reputation of being one
of the bravest officers in that command. Many
of our older citlzenswill remember 'Gip" when
he was a member ot the old Second Ward Glee.
Club in the Freemont campaign. He wrote
many of the songs sung by that famous dub.
Sons of Veterans.
Ltsle CAMrShave their Pecoratlen Day
Two recruits were mustered atthe last meet
ing of Camp 4, of the Bquthsldf.
Past Captaik Hosjcer was a guest ol
Davis Camp at tbelr reception Tuesday last.
Captatn Yochem and First Lieutenant
Hackmelder were the representatives of
Camp a at the New York celebration of Wash?
The first encampment of tho Sons of Veter
ans since tbe consolidation pf tha post and
camp systems will bo held in Patcrsou, N, J.,
?a September 10, 11, 12 and 13.
The memners of Camp 89 have made ar
rangements to hold special services at tho
grave ot Colonel John J. Nevin,ln tha Bewick.
ley Cemetery, on Memorial Day.
Ltsle Caxf No. 2, in connection with tha
Ladles' Aid Society, gave a very pleasant re
ception atTeutouiaHall, Allegheny, Tuesday
evening last. They made some money, and. all
hands seemed to enjoy a pleasant evening.
Lvble Camp, of Allegheny, bas offered a
very fine and appropriate priza in tbe shape of
a complete uniform to any member of the
camp who will bring in ten recruits previous to
Decoration Day. Now is the time, boys, to see
what yon can do.
Camp No. 2, of Allegheny, have over 1,409
in their treasury, nearly (300 ot whieh is In the
relief fond. This is probably the largest
amount possessed by any camp in Western
Pennsylvania, and speaks well for tbe manage
ment oi tue camp.
It made a pleasing sight to see the uniformed
Sons of Veterans and their fair partners in tha
grand march at the Davis Camu reception. The
marcb, for which new figure! had been ar
ranged by Prof. J. S. .Christy, was led by Mr.
Lewis H. K. Foulk ana Miss Sawyer.
Past Captaik Brose, of No. a, who in
spected tbe camps of Pittsburg, Allegheny and
Southslde, reports that the order in this sec
tion is in better condition, both financially and
otherwise, than ever before and claims that
the present outlook will bring tbe order to a
Camp 33 was well represented atthe Wash
ington Centennial celebration, at New York,
by Captain Charles Reblle, Past Captains John
Q. Davis and Reblle, Quartermaster Sergeant
Milligan, Sergeant or tbe Guard Shook and
Color Sergeant Smith, who report bavlnghad a
very pleasant time in tbe Metropolis.
The movement that is now on foot to have
the Sons of Veterans turn out on tbe 4th ot
July does not seem to meet with much favor;
judging from the opinions expressed by a num
ber of members spoken to regarding it. They
think the day too warm to do much marching,
and prefer to hold over and celebrate Lincoln's
birthday in a befitting manner, as that is the
day of the year the order throughout tbe coun
try have decided to celebrate.
Captaik R. W. A. Sumoss, ot Company
H, is once more on the road to recovering from
his illnes3 of tbe past two months' duration.
Knsiok W. H. ErntDics, of the United
States Navy, has been detailed to Pittsburg for
special inspection of tbe steel for the new Gov
ernment cruisers. ,
Nose of tbe local officers are in love with
.the Idea ol the new dress uniform. It means
an additional outlay of about 173, as the State
does not count them in on the deal.
Captaut Atrx, of Company F, Southside,
has received an Invitation from Post 1M,G. A.
R., to parade bis command with them on Deco
ration Day. The invitation will be accepted.
Major Joseph T. Spssb. of this city, sailed
for Europe last Wednesday, to be gone for
several years. The Major failed to secure his
appointment as Consul to Antwerp before he
Major Frank Pattzrsok is rapidly re
covering from his fall, his leg being badly
wrenched, but not broken. He expeots to be
able to continue the spring inspections ot tbe
Second Brigade on the dates assigned In tbe
CAPTAnr BocHERT, of Company E, Eigh
teenth, and about SO of his men were left in
Jersey City last Tuesday night, on account of
the sudden departure of the troop train. Tbey
remained over until tbe next day, and came
home with the Fourteenth.
Lieutenant J. H. Rohbbaceeb, of the
United States Navy, who has been visiting his
parents in the city for some time past, left for
Norfolk, vs., last Wednesday, under orders to
report for duty on the Fensacola, which sails
shortly on a three years' cruise.
Tux guns and equipments of Battery B ar
rived back In the city yesterday. Captain Hnnt
and his men' made a very creditable showing in
New York City last week, but, like all the ar
tillery companies from this State, suffered
somewhat by comparison with the splendidly
drilled and uniformed batteries ot the regular
service and New York Guard.
The Dnqnesne Greys have decided on May
IB as tha time at which Its members will shoot
for tha possession of the Moore medal, the cos
test to take place on tbe Mills farm, nearMe
Keesport. Refreshments and lunch will be
taken along, and the boys will indulge in a
quiet little picnic in connection with the shoot.
'xbc medal was won last year by Henry Large.
The next regular meeting of the Washis.
ton Infantry 'will be fceW next Tnesaav eva.
teg. May 7,-and-a aS aHaaJaswe- sruaysstudv
tsattMt aetaa eeoort to Post D7. East Bad,
ost MsasorUr Par, ami Captain Shannon 1m2
detaSedLiesteaaatsNiebanm and Ueilf use to
take efcftrge of the drills of the company dur
ing she months pf May and Jus respectively,
KTEXT mas appearing in the parade last
Tuesday was promptly Jrtd IS for his services.
The horse hire of the dlaTereat members of tha
field and staff ot each regiment was also al.
lowed by tbe State, and o the whole the trip
was most satisfactory. What probably pleased
tbe men most was the treatment given them by
the people of the metropolis, making such a
remarkable contrast with tat received at
New York demonstrate enethlng, and that
Is that tbe Pennsylvania regiments are not in
love with the new flag recently Issued to them.
As the troops came marching up Broadway, it
could be seen that nearly every regiment had
its old colors with theaa. The new flag was
carried, for it came from the authorities, but
tbe oid ones were there too. The old Sag. by
the way. is an odd one. It has the red and
white stripes and tbe blue field of tho national
colors, bat in the field is the State eea-t-ot-ara.
snjTounded by stars: therefore it is neither na
tional nor State.
The design of General Hastings in compel
ling the Pennsylvania Guard to parade teheavy
marching order in New York City last Tuesday,
although It was a mild day and all tha troop
from other Statas were in light order, la so
apparent to everybody. It has been the hoMy
of General Hastings for years to haveadreea
uniform for the Guard of this Bute, and it
seems as If his expectations were abovt
to ba fulfilled. Our regiments certainly
suffered greatly in appearance when brought
in contact with tbe fancy uniforms of New
York and tbe New England States, and the)
men who could remedy that fault, tbe mesa
bers of the Pennsylvania Legislature, were)
present to note the difference. It is safe to say
it will be a year before the dress uniform. will
be in shape for issue and use, and it is a ques
tion whether much of a display could be mads)
for the proposed amount, 175.000, or tlO pe
man. Should the proposed amendment go
through. Generals Wiley and Gobln and most
of the division officers would favor the same
uniform all over the State, but as severarof
tbe First Brigade regiments are already pro
vided with individual dresses, and as many of
the other organizations would like to revive
their distinctive uniforms' by which they were
formerly known, the latter plan would most
probably pet adopted,
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