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THE. PMSBUB& JJOT'aL-'SlTOTXAj, . 3dA"; ?&. .lggff.
?JN THE SOCIAL SWIM.
r Should a Lady Tnhe the Anns of Two Gen
llemenf Wearing Diamond! Proper
Occasions for Wearing a Prince Albert
rWEITTES TOB THE DISPATCH;!
The author of "Don't" this weeK comes
to the rescue of many persons who wish to
shine in society, but hare some doubts as to
their brilliancy, and tells them the proper
things to do in puzzling cases. Many ques
tions are asked, and they are answered in a
manner which makes the answers interesting
"Will you kindly answer the following ques
tions: l. When accompanied In the even
leg by two gentlemen,nelther of whom you un
regard as de trof, is it proper to take the arms
01 both, or should you walk independently!
2. Also, what should you do if, when
promenading in a ballroom, another gentleman
should join you. especially if you are thor
oughly tired of the gentleman you are with
and wish to encourage the newcomer! Sboula
Ton take both .their arms in this case? 3.
1e It proper to call on a prospective bride after
her cards are out I know her quite well, and
sbe will leave immediately after the wedding
to reside in a distant State. Clydia.
L Either take the arm of one gentleman
only, or take the arm of neither. On no ac
count take the arms of both. 2. A woman who
takes the arms of two men at the same time ex
poses herself to ridicule. In the dilemma de
scribed you can walk by the side of the second
gentleman without taking his arm, or you can
disengage your arm from the first gentleman,
and either stand conversing with both gentle
men or promenade with both, without taking
the arm of either. Very likely the first gentle
man will find an excuse to leave you with the
newcomer; If not there is opportunity for the
exercise of a woman's ingenuity. Send him
for a glass of water or to look for your fan, or
to find an acquaintance, or something of the
ikind. 3. Only intimate friends can properly
call on a bride after her cards are out.
"Will you kindly answer a question in regard
to invitations! Two lady friends and myself
are contemplating giving a card party to
gether at my house, and we would like very
much to have you give us a good form for the
invitations. This was my Idea:
tin. A. and Mrs. B. at home with Urs. C.
'Wednesday, April 24, s p. it. Cards.
These are merely the words, which, of course,
would be properly distributed upon a card or
sheet of paper. The other ladies eay this would
not be richt, as they are not at home, but axe
entertalningwith me. Subsckibeb.
The invitation "At Home" should come from
-the lady of the house, but the other ladles'
cards might be sent -witS the invitation. An
ntertalnment given at any house must be as
I umorto be given by the mistress "of thathouse:
;- partnership in these matters is scarcely ad-
znissabie, out a lady may associate other ladies
THE ORACLE ANSWERS.
Will the Sunday Oracle" please answer the
following questions: 1. In a newspaper notice
of marriage is it in good taste to have printed
the former title of bride's father he having
been "Honorable" for a number of Tears as
this: "J ane, daughter of don. JJohn 'Smith!"
2. Is npt the engagement ring worn on the
third finger of the left hand! I believe a late
answer to similar 'questions assigned tho en
gagement ring to the right hand, which X
thought must be a misprint, 3. What is the
average size of the fee given a clergyman for
performing the marriage ceremony!
I. It is often done, but it is of question
able taste. "Honorable" Is a courtesy title
solely, and hence cannot 'be claimed or em
' ployed by a person himself or by his family.
2. The engagement ring and the wedding
xingareworn on the same finger, the third of
the left hand. 3. Wedding fees vary ac
cording to place and wealth of the groom; any
where from 55 to $25 is the customary fee.
What color gloves, if any, a gentleman should
wear at his wedding, the cercmonr to take
place at 12 o'clock in the day. the bride wear
ing white silk and he grey trousers and Prince
If the groom wears gloves they should be of
a light color but not white.
WHEN TO WEAB A CIAWHAXXEB.
Why Is it improper to wear a dress coat in
the morning! C. B.
The unknown powers that make social laws
have decreed that the dress coat should be
worn only at night, because it is thought more
suitable for evening occasions than for day oc
casions. But the role is wholly arbitrary. In
France the dress coat is worn for all ceremoni
ous gatherings, morning or evening. At a re
cent formal breakfast in Kew York, the French
'Consul appeared in a dress suit,to the surprise
of many persons who should have known that
this Is the custom in France. The English rule
la that a dress suit must be worn only in the
.evening and American society has adopted
this authority as bindmginstcasof the French.
L .Mease inform me it it Is right for a gentle
man having become acquainted with a lady at
social gatherings, to ask privilege to call on her
or to appoint a place of meeting, the desire be
ing for the gentleman to get better acquainted?
8. Is it absolute necessity for a gentleman to
remove his hat accosting a lady? 3. Is it nec
essary for middle or lower class peoplo to fol
low strict rules of etiquette!
L A gentleman can always ask for the privi
lege of calling upon a lady, but not appoint a
place of meeting. 2. A gentleman should al
ways remove his hat when accosting a lady. 3.
Kules of etiquette are made for all classes. Of
course certain social rules are inapplicable to
'persons not in society, but no man is too low in
Tank to take off his hat to a lady, to bow to a
gentleman, to give way to an elder, to regard
the rights of others, to feel self-respect and
how respect, to conduct himself with propriety
Lit a lady dressing in deep mourning re
ceives a wedding invitation, should she send
,ber card together with Tier husband's to tho
mother of the young lady going to pe married!
2. Is it necessary to have a mourning card !
. 1. Ehe sends her card with regrets, 2. It is
; customary to have mourning cards, but no one
'is under obligation to do so.
CAJT WB W B MAM0M3S !
Will yon kindly answer the following ques
tions: Is it proper for a young unmarried
lady living in a small town, to wear diamonds at
Hi".? 2. Are not Bhine stones, crystals and like
stones, cut in imitation of diamonds, out of
good taste? 8. Is it not permissible for a clerk
to wear a small diamond in a ring while behind
1. No, it is not proper for young unmarried
ladles living in small towns or in big towns to
wear diamonds, according to the theory, of fas
tidious circles. 2, They are in bad taste. 3. In
the mind of the writer It is not in good taste
for any person of the male sex to wear a dia
mond ring behind or before a counter, but it
must be admitted tnat a great many American
reutlemen adorn themselves in this way, just
as they wear showy watch chains and con
spicuous scarf 8, but all displays of this kind
are suggestiTe of the saloon and the ward poli
tician. The only proper thing i or a gentleman
r to wear on his finger is a seal ring. We do not
. see that a man's position as a clerK changes
his social right to wear a ring; in fact men ie-
ilnd the counter commonly onfrdo in .smart-
: ,neas an their masculine rivals.
i . -Pleats settle a trifllnr oisnnte between!a
i , friend and myself, and tell ns whether it is
very generally tne custom for men tosuase
Junds on being introduced at a reception or
M Men usually shake hands on being intro
duced, often when it would be in better taste
l ot to do so. Americans are ..said to be greatly
addicted to hand-shaklag, but, according to the
writer's observation, they are not behind En
glishmen in this particular. Inmanyoff;hand
introductions, occurring on the street .pr in
public places, shaking hands is uncalled for,
but then in these cases the introduction has
been unnecessary or rather foreed.- We Intro
duce too much; we shake bands too much.
Is It necessary to send up a card on calling at
houses where one ts well acquainted and calls
frequently! It seems to me that it is or ought
to be sufficient to give tho name to tbe servant
who answers the belL
Where a person is a frequent visitor at a
house, all that Is necessary .is for him to send
up bis name by the servant.
At private dances when quadrilles are on the
programme is it usual to have the figures called
or are the dancers supposed to know the forms
Tbe dancers are supposed to know the forms
and changes, and hence the figures are not'usu
In making a call must I Inquire for all the
ladles of the family, or only for the lady r par
ticularly wish to see !
In making a formal call It is customary for a
gentleman to ask to see all the ladles of the
family, sending in or leaving bis card for each.
TUB FBIXCB ALBERT.
1. On what particular occasions is It abso
solutely required by strict etiquette that ft
Prince Albert coat should bo worn ? .2. Is It
proper to make an evening call in a cutaway
L A Prince Albert coat or frock coat should
bo worn upon all social occasions, such as after
noon receptions, morning or alternoon wed
dings, the promenade in short upon all occa
sions that are ut all ceremonious in their char
acter. 2. It is not in the best taste to wear cut
away coat for an evening call. In the best cir
cles many gentlemen put on 'a dress suit for
dinner every day, and wear it wherever they go
afterward. Others always put on a dress Suit
if making call or going to any public place.
Will you kindly answer the f ollowlne ques
tions? L. A vonnir man has invited his fiancee.
her sister anda cbaperoneto attend the com
mencement exercises of a college. The ex
ercises last for five days. Is he expected to pay
their expenses, and if not. what is the correct
thing to do? 2.1s there any book I can obtain
giving the etiquette for a lidy in the refresh
ment room at a ball or reception. How ate the
gloves kept from being soiled? 3. How
is asparagus eaten? 4. When a stranger
calls on an invalid who is to be seen
or to return the call, should a card be sent by
the invaUdby post? Couktbt.
L If we extend an Invitation to people to ac
company ub anywhere wo'must foot the bills.
There Is no help for this. 2. Almost any book
of etiquette will probably give our correspond
ent the information she desires, but we can as
sure her that the etiquette of the refreshment
room does not differ from that of other rooms;
ehe may remove her gloves when taking re
freshments, and thus preserve them from soil.
S. Usually taken by tbo upper end of the stalk
by the fingers and thus carried to the mouth.
When asparagus tips are served they are eaten
like other vegetable, with the fork. L A rec
ognition of this kind would be proper.
Toe Acthob or "Dok't."
The reception at Norwood Hotel, Brldevllle,
Tuesday evening was most enjoyable. The at
tendance was large.
At the C. M. B. A. musicale,last Friday even
ing, Miss Blanche Oswald recited several se
lections in a manner that won the highest
Tho last meeting of the Twenty-fifth ward
Debating Society at the residence of Miss Ban
ford was largely attended. The next will be
held at tbe home of Hiss Ella Keese on Friday
Tbe Smithfield Club will give its annual co
tillion on May SO, at the Idlewood Hotel. As
usual, the affair will be one of the events of
Decoration Day pleasures. The committee in
charge are Messrs. Mahan, Herr, Dunn, Lana
nan and Hill.
' A pleasant evening was spent at the resi
dence of Mr. Jacob HeIsel,on Monday, at Leasj
dale,in honor of his guest, Miss Maggie HelseL
of Fayette City. The greater part of the even
ing was spent in dancing. At 11-33 a pretty
little supper was served. Many friends were
present from Mansfield and Pittsburgh
The Ventura Club.composed of tbe following
well-known young gentlemen, James McClure,
William McKenna, D. Marshall and John Mc
Kenna, will hold their opening vlcnlc at Hul
ton station. Allegheny valley Railroad, on Sat
urday next. May 18. Every effort will be made
to make the affair a perfect success.
A beautiful sight will be witnessed at Liberty
Hall, East End, next Tuesday evening, by Mrs.
Lizhtuer's pupils. A real May Queen Festi
val conducted as a joyous festivity .of other
days will be the programme. There will be
heralds and flower girls, rustic dances, a village
reel, a May pole and appropriate songs, after
which the little folks and the larger ones will
have a good time dancing.
Muses Annie and Agnes McCourt, Ella and
Mattie Shaner, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Marguerite
McCourt, Nannie Watson, Nannie Weaver and
Messrs. Albert Stimmel, Harry Lamb, Jacob
Abbey, J. Richardson, J. Elliott, J. Leech and
J. Lytlo were tbe merry Intruders who Invaded
the home of Miss Mary and Mr. Joe McCully to
tender the young people a surprise. Miss
Mary and her brother entertained their friends
royally, and dancing to the music of Arlington
Serenaders was the closing event of a happy
A lively party of young people gathered at
the home of Miss Mamie Riley, of Third ave
nue, last Tuesday evening, the anniversary of
the birth of that young lady. An orchestra
seated in the hallway discoursed the music for
dancing. A fine lunch was served atll o'clock.
Among those present were Misses Clara and
Nettie Sicken. Bessie and Millie Holden, Pat
terson, Bush, Schaum and Connell, and Messrs.
Cbarlev and will McGuffin,Al Fraser, Arling
ton, McCarthy, Ed. Patterson, Rhodes, Slo
cum, Boyd, Tom Orr, Bentzel, Henry Riley.
On Monday evening a pleasat surprls e party
was held at the residence of Mr. John Sinth
ley, Bedford avenue. Among those present
were the Misses Mary Horn, Kate Llndsey,
Mary O'NIel, Aggie McGillix, .Mary and Mag
gie Midnight, Mary McCarthy, Bridget Toole,
Alary Malone, Lazzio Best, Ida Clark, Lizzie
Bancs, Mrs. Best, Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher,
Messrs, Daniel Donovan, M. P. Sullivan, Will
iam Horn, Joseph Farrell, M. F. Landers, P.
Egan, M. McCarthy, William Scoot. J, Mc
Carthy, J. Midnight and Harry O'NieL
Mr. and Mrs. E. F.Tatel celebrated the 17th
anniversary of their wedding last week. The
evening was spent in dancing. Muslo was fur
nished by the Twilight Orchestra. Among
those present were Mr. and Mrs. Felton, Mr.
and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher, Mr.
and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pur
nell, Mr. and Mrs. James Purnell, Mr. and Mrs.
Zacharias, Mr. and Mrs. Freeland, Misses Long,
Ktlly, Klepner and Purnell, Messrs. Z. Y.
Irwin, Tlester, Wiseman, Wagner, Tafel and
The County Democracy will celebrate the
opening of their elegant new quarters in the
Mellon Bank building, on next Tuesday even
ing, by a reception and entertainment tendered
to their friends. The committee having the
arrangements in charge are working hard to
make the alfair as pleasant as possible. The
Major Sellers Quartet will sing several pleas
ing selections. Mr. Will F. Henranan wlu pre
side at the piano. Tbe clever young comedian,
Mr. Will P. Clinton, wiU also be ou hand with
several characterizations. The association is
in a flourishing condition and membership in
creasing. A very pleasant surprise party was given In
honor of Miss Emma -Miller, of Van.Braam
street, Monday evening. Among those present
were. Misses Lena Hennlng, Mamie Sergei,
Anna Kallenberger. Misses O'Nell, MHellcn
bacher, &. Henderson, u Geltel. M. Beltz, M.
McDermitt A Markley. Misses Moran, Misses
Staple, R. Miller, M. weia, K. Bown, Messrs.
August Kuehner, Robert Otto, 0. O'Neal, B.
Wilhelm. C. Klingelhofer, Minehard, wTWil
son, P. Ridge, J. Cox, H. Scbuett, Endrns, T.
Tf arr, G. Best. W.Hubner, J.Hertle; A.Mc
Lelland, G. Kuehner, J. Miller, J.Peters, C.
Donaldson, E. Messlngham, C. Goettman. B.
Weaver, E. Skeesl
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hartman gave an even
ing reception in honor of the Llllie Social at
their home. Laurel Valley, Ross township, on
Thursday evening. The Llllie Orchestra sup
plied music. The grand march was led by Mr.
Harry Martin and Miss Maggie Hartman. At
midnight the party adjourned to the dining
ball for refreshments, after which the merry
dance was enjoyed until dawn. Among those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hartman,
Miss Rosie and Maggie Hartman, Annie Mar
tin, Katie Ivory, Tcnle Snyder, Minnie Hart
man. Theresa Lenta, Messrs. P. Snyder. C. and
H. Martin. Conwav Ivorv. J. Murto. F. Sheller.
F. Hartman a, W. Sarver, C. Ward and Master
George Korman, of Perrysville.
A surprise birthday party was given Misses
Annie and Ida Gass, at their residence pa
McClure avenue, on Tuesday evening. It was
gotten up by Miss Minnie Young, Hettte Ford;
Messrs. Charlie Lebzetter and Will Young,
which proved to be a.delichtfnl affair to all
who attended. 81nciae and dancin'e were the
enjoyments., of the" evening .until a .late'
nour; a oountiim .repast; music oy tne uiympio
Orchestra. Amonc those nresent were: MIhm
Annie and Birdie Handensfaield, Martha and
Annie uversman, Annie ana mssi voewer,
Clara Gas;, Mary Young. Silla Mlcrich, Dot
"Young, Emma Wilson, Mamiaie Barns, Miss
Rachel Zimmerman: Messrs. John Gallagher.
Benny Steck. Charlie Beamer, Sam Till. Wilt
Elcbbaum, Frank Hanghton, Charlie Rust,
WillEichloav, Clarence Hipley. Andy Ackley,
Fred Gass, Will Walters, Will Scot, RalpM
Ford and many others.
Tbe gentlemen members of the Qui Vive
Literary Society gave a reception in honor of
the lady member, on Tuesday evening, at tbe
residence of Mr. Wertheimer. Dancing was
indulged in from 0 o'clock1 until early morning,
accompanying sweet strains of music from
Toerge's orchestra.' The dining room, where
supper was served during an intermission, was
beautifully decorated with flowers. The ora
torlal efforts of the members in responding to
toasts were truly highly 'appreciated. The
ladles have reason to thank their gentlemen
friends for the delightful entertainment.
Among those who participated were: Miss
Elsie Morganstern, Blanch Wertheimer, Carrie
Stew, Blanche Adler, Nettle Klee, Ida Wert
heinier, Stella Benswaneer, Laura Hannacb. B.
Elseman, Miss Jean Rosenheim, Baltimore;
Messrs. Theodore Kaufmann, Oscar Wert
heimer, Joe Feldenhelmer, Stgmund Joseph,
Marcus Aaron. Charles Wormser, Benny Kiln
ordllnger and Emanuel Graf ner.
Tlsltors nnd Absentees.
Mr. George AXashell left for the "West yes
terday evening on a short business trip.
Miss Martha Cooper, of Bellevue, has. gone
on a few weeks' visit to her sister at Denver,
Mrs. Isabella Fultz and Mrs. Lizzie Duffy, of
Allegheny, have gone to visit friends in Chi
cago. Miss Mary Farley, of Penn avenue, has
gone to Philadelphia to visit friends for several
Mrs. A C. Owen, of New York City, Is visit
ing her mother, Mrs. E. w. Courtney, of Flavel
street, East End,
Mr. A G. Wallace and bis mother. Mrs. J. V.
Brad$haw,are visiting the home of Mrs,Luker,
Arch street, Allegheny.
Mrs. James D. Swindell and daughters have
gone to New York. They will visit Bos ton and
other cities before returning.
Mr W. B. Knolle, of Wylie avenue, sails for
Europe tbe coming week; She will be absent
for about four months, visiting Strausburg,
the Rhine and tbe Alps, and returning borne,
via London and Paris.
Bewickley Society Notes.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davis are in New York
Mr. Joseph Fleming sailed from New York
yesterday for a six months' stay abroad.
The Misses Luring left last Monday for their
home in Wheeling, W. Va., after a short visit
MrcT.L. Shields, the Misses Shields and
the Misses Black sail the last of this month for
a short stay abroad.
The Misses Jessie and Nora Macrum sailed
yesterday' for Germany, where they expect to
remain for two years.
Miss Baldwin, of Rochester, N. Y., who has
been visiting Mist Love for some time, left for
her home last Monday,
Mr. Ezra P.- Young and little daughter,
Bessie, Mrs. George Clapp, Miss King and Miss
Love left by boat last Wednesday for the round
trip to Cincinnati.
KATIONAL GUARD NOTES.
The only, soldiers not Frenchmen at the
Paris Exposition are a company of American
marines, on duty in the United States section.
LrxuTEXAKT Haket F. Davis, of the staff
of Colonel Smith, will entertain the officers of
tbe Eighteenth at his residence on Arch street,
Allegh eny, next Tuesday evening.
Captain Htjxt, of Battery B, sails for
Europe the latter part of this month on a
pleasure trip. He will be back again in time
for the regular encampment in July.
Compakt F, of tbe Southside, will act as
escort to Post 151 on Memorial Day, and Cap
tain Awl extends an Invitation to any other
members of the regiment, who desire, to
parade with him on the occasion.
Captat Jakes B. Moobe, of the Duquesne
Grays, speaks of going to Europe this summer
for his health. The Grays have not yet decided
whether the"y will go into camp this season or
not; several sites, however, are being contem
plated. Special order No. 12, from tbe Adjutant
General's office, announces the discharge of
Captain E. T. Cafswell, of Company H. Fifth
Regiment, and Lieutenants W. W. Kellogg
and H. B. Scrlbner, of Company D, Sixteenth
Owtno to non-attendance to duty. Sergeant
Major Charles Holmes, of the Eighteenth, has
been discharged. Quartermaster Sergeant
Shannon, one of the oldest members 'of the reg
iment, has also been retired, thns leaving two
vacancies on the non-commissioned staff of
Colonel Smith. (
ijEiiTEirAtfr' 'McLaughlin, Company B,
Eighteenth, has decided to-tender his reslgna;
tion after the spring inspection. Captain Har
per has been holding his men down to hard
work lately, drilling every Monday and Thurs
day, and as a result the company is rapidly
coming up to its old standard of merit
Lietjtenakt Beak, of the Regular Army,
will arrive in the city this week to assist in the
inspection of the local organizations. Lieuten
ant Bean graduated from West Point In 1838,
and has been extremely lucky In catching an
easy detail for so young an officer. He In
tends resigning shortly and going into business
in the East.
Tub inspection of Battery B takes place
Wednesday evening, May 22, at New Market
Hall, on Fifth avenue. After the inspection
an election will be held .for Cantain, as the
commission of Captain Hunt exnires the same
date. For some time it looked as if First
Lieutenant Brown would make a fight for the
two bars, but he has about decided to with
draw from the race, as Hunt has fixed things
in such shape that defeat is next to impossi
The annual report of Adjutant General
Hastings for the year 1SSS is now about two
months over due, and as a consequence marly
guardsmen are beginning to imagine it will
contain some very interesting reading matter.
General Hastings declines to state when it
will be issued, but it was hoped that it would
have been out before the spring inspections, in
order to give the com panles a chance to seewbere
they were faulty last year, and let them correct
The Washington Infantry will act as escort
to Post 117, East End, on Memorial Day, and
'Captain Shannon expects to have a full com
pany .inline. At the regular monthly meeting
last week a committee was appointed to attend
to the decorating of the graves of deceased
members of the organization. A donation of
850 dollars was received during the week from
W. J. Richardson, a former member of tho
company, and as the headquarters rooms are
furnished in good shape, the boys propose to
shortly give a house-warming, so that their
friends may be able to see how they are fixed.
Captain Daniel M. Taylor, of the regu
lar service, who was detailed Cy the War De
partment to observe and note the movements
of the militia at the. Centennial exercises in
New York, sent in his report during the' week
and it will shortly be made public. The out-,
come of Captain Taylor's observations can be
bnt one thing, and that is that the country can
still get along very nicely with its present
small standing army and be comparatively safe
from foreign invasion or internal outbreaks.
The concentrating of 60,000 men, armed and
equipped, in the great metropolis Inside of 18
hours, has shown that point very conclu
sively. THE following are the dates set for the in
spection' of the different companies of tbe
Eighteenth Regiment, and every man is ex
pected to be in line prbmptly at the hour
named: Company C, Friday, May 17, at 8 r'x.;
Company I, McKeesport, Saturday, May 18, at
7:307.11.; Companj A. Monday 20.' at 8 P. it.;
drum corps at 8:30 P. M., ,and Company B at
8:30 p. K., same evening: Company D, Tuesday,
May 21, at 7 P. km and Company E at 930 p.
M.; Company F, Thursday, May 23, at 8 r. w.,
and Company G at 7:30 P. M.; Company H,
Baiuraay, xaay u r, a. uompanies, in
addition to tho arms and State equipments,
will be Inspected u regards proficiency in
skirmisb drill, guard mount and in their knowl
edge of the duties of sentinels.
The appropriation of $75,000 having passed
the Legislature to furnish the 'National Guard
.of the State with a dress uniform, it is ex
tremely probable that Adjutant General Has
tings will lose no time in the matter, but will
take steps at once to carry out his favorite
hobby. While it is almost certain that all the
regiments will be equ lppel with the same style
of uniform, probably that in use in the regular
service, many arguments have been offered in
favor ot distinctive uniforms for each regi
ment. A well known authority, speaklng'of the
Centennial parade, says: "The large bodies of
troops from Pennsylvania and Ohio, in the
State uniform, could hardly receive the credit
that was their due. because of the monotony of
meir &ppt;rttubo fuwu irca ica uip spectators,
asd herein is a strosg argument in favor of dis
tinctive uniforms for occasions of ceremony.
Praise and appreciation are necessary to main
tain a healthy esprit du corps among volun
teers, and this can hardly be-hoDed for if there
1 nit something to catch tho popular eye in 1
BlAck Susax Silks An immense as
sortment o the best ioreign and domestic
BaaufaewreX lashes wide, froas.75o to $3
a yard. .Hugtjs & Hacks.
Wiv.v. .-. -tv irtt-Mjv i ' .-i.yW.
NEWS '"OP THE DBAMA.
"Fat Men's Club"
-We, Us & Co."
AcAdeiit or Music.
The above are the theatrical attractions this
The theaters might just as well dose. The
weather is too hot and the players are too
weary to do anything but tire tbe people who go
to see them. I was forcibly struck with the
effete and played-out appearance of tbe actors
wherever I went, last week. Mr. Mayo could
barely pump up enough energy to present a
mere semblance of excitement when he was
supposed to be as Davy Crockett within an ace
of being devoured by wolves. It was simply
too hot and too late in the season for a heroic
actor to indulge in heroics.
The Boston Ideals have played a spiritless
and unsatisfactory engagement at the Grand
Opera House for about tbe same reasons. It
is the last week of their season. Everybody
knows what the last week of tbe season is like
In an opera company. But the public does not
care to pay for the privilege of seeing tbe cele
bration of a welcome finale transferred to the
Manager-Wilt and Colonel Foster, of tho
Ideals, have been fighting with varying vigor
all the week. The Grand Opera House has ob
tained under the management of Mr. Wilt a
remarkable reputation for battles throughout
the land. Mr. Foster will not tell his side of
the quarrel for publication, and Mr. Wilt is in
clined to tell too much of his side.so the matter
cannot be discussed here. But the fact is that
it is too hot to trifle with squabbles at the
The May Festival seats are selling better
now than at first; It is worth one's' while to
forego a few pleasures to be able to witness
some of the performances ot this splendid se
ries. The warning ought to be repeated that
the first comers will get the best seats.
This Week's Attractions.
A htjsical comedy with the suggestive title,
The Fat Men's Club," will be given at the
Bijou this week by J. C. Stewart's Comedy
Company. This comedy is the latest creation
of the fertile brain of the fat comedian and
author, J. Q, Stewart, who is known far and
wide as the rotund and Jolly fun-maker in
The Two Johns," a comedy that, during many
seasons, has been presented time and again,
and with great success, in every city, in the
United States. What amusement Mr. Stewart
has furnished tox theater-goers In "Tbe Two
Johns" he promises to more than repeat in
The Fat Men's Club." Tbe piece is written to
amuse, and the plot hinges upon tbe proposed
production of an opera and the initiation of
two fat brothers into a fat men's club. The
scene is laid at that well-known resort, Ballston
Spa, and In Kew York. There Is an endless
amount of fun, brightness and music in the
comedy, and no less than five comedians are
members of the club.
The stage of the Grand Opera House will be
transformed into a dream of Oriental splendor
next week, when Rice's spectacular burlesque,
"Tho Corsair," will receive its second produc
tion in this city, and continue until Wednesday
night, when it will be replaced by the ever
popular "Evangeline" the balance of the week,
with Saturday matinee. Tbe scenic settlngand
costuming of "The Corsair" are splendid. On
Thursday eight and the balance of the week
Rice's new and beautiful "Evangeline," which
has been dear to all theater-goers for the past
15 years, will be produced with new and gor
geous costumes: Both extravaganzas will be
cast to the full strength of tbe company.
Among them are such artists as George K.
Fortesque, George A. Schiller, Edwin B. Tarr,
Sherman Wade. Richard Gorman, vV. H. Mack.
Annie M. Perkins, Irene Verona, Lila Blow,
Carrie Wallace, Mae Branson, Amelia Glover
(the little fawn) and other artists of equal
C. C. Magee'b "Irish Luck" company will
bring a full breath of old Ireland to tbe
Academy of Muslo this week. The members
of the company are able to give tho rich
brogue, the dances and ,the music ot old Ire
land in the most entertaining fashion. "Irish
Luck" is a jolly play, full of Hibernian hu
man nature from beginning to end. It is by
turn humorous and pathetic, and it is a play
to be enjoyed heartily several times in suc
cession. To-hobbow matinee "We, Vs & Co." will
commence an engagement of one week with
regular matinees at Harris' Theater. It is a
clever and entertaining absurdity, The com
pany includes Llna John, late of "The Little
Tycoon?' Cella Volmer, a yonng miss, who has
heretofore appeared in comic opera; Hattie
Haynes, Lillian Keene, Walter Jones, a clever
young comedian, a native of Cincinnati,
A GOOD-if Atuked act on the part of Man
ager Foster and the singers of the Boston
Ideals Company is to give the sacred concert
to-night at the Bijou Theater for the benefit of
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children. The Bijou Theater ought to be
crowded, for the programme is a grand one, in
terpreted by Miles. De Lussan and IAllemaud
and all the other stars among tho Boston
The Casino Museum Is supplied with new
curiosities and a change of bill generally this
Echoes ot the Stage.
Amelia Gloves (the little fawn) In the
"Corsair." is the sister of Mrs. Henry E.
Ted D. Mabks, business manager of the
Corsair Company, is shortly to wed Miss Marl
borough, a California belle.
Annie Perkins, who plajs Conrad in the
"Corsair," is a handsome blonde (natural) and
almost an Alblna In appearance.
Amelia bohebyille, the first Merry
Mountain Maid In "Adonis," baslost fully half
of herself somewhere, and is now a slender
Geoboe a. SomLXXB, one of the comedians
in tbe "Corsair," has been with Mr. Rice over
12 years! and has been seen many times In
Pittsburg in his various' productions.
Geobqs K. FoBTiscrjE burlesques the
character of XAttle Lord Faunilcroy la the
Corsair." His make-up is an exact copy of
little Elsie Leslie and little Tommy Russell.
Errrs Ellslee's piece de resistance next
year will be "The Governess," which is re
Jorted to have made a hit on the Pacific coast.
. W. KcKinney has been engaged as her gen-
A LABOS quantity ot plastering fell on the
bed in room fl of the Hamilton. House, early
one morning, just after the noted tragedian,
James Owen O'Connor bad left it, The drama
escaped a severe calamity. "
The Boston dramatic critics tried very hard
to say that Mrs. Xangtry was a bad actress, and
some ot them got up independence enough to
declare as much just like little men. But they'
did not see her Lady Macbeth. They are
fortunate, those Bostonlans, sometimes.
Elsie Leslie, the child of ineffable dramatic
loveliness, appeared tortbe last time as Liuie
Lord Fauntleroy yesterday afternoon. She1
goes to tbe Green Mountains, to run about in
the sweet air, made sweeter by her presence,
and to study, incldently. her.part in the adapta
tion of Mark Twain's t-Frince and the Pauper,"
which she plays next season under Daniel
SATS a writer in tbej New York Mirror!
Jogging along the 'Riverside drive the other
day I saw theunusnal spectacle of two healthy
looking women, astride of bicycles, bowling
along tne smooth -nignway. witn a grace nnd
speed thafwould have comsiaaded attention.
hid the riders belonged to the trousered sex.4
Onfl&f the women was Paulina Hall. Thm
heard of Miss Hall's 'cyolloc exploits,, asd I
coat ess I imagined a good al of it was .trace
able to Dm paragriMhefr . iaaonulty or tbe'
press. Bgeai'a iasry. Mt h a saaMeroC
the descriptions' of Miss Hall's skill in-. tldine
and directing nersteei steeat xneiuii,ioiiur
cated skirts she' wore sutBcientlyserved the
purposes of womanly modesty. They looked,
from a side view, like the 'abort 0ut ample
skirts women wear while tricycling', and only
was their peculiar' construction noticeable
when surveyed fore and aft Qn.Miss Half's
cheeks thero' Jay a bright, moro becoming
color than'sUewears before the fdo'tlfghts and
the sparkle labor eye showed that her novel
form of exercise IS both enjoyable' and salut
ary. A lot of Hew York, papers try very hard to
praise "Featherbrain" and Miss Minnie Mad
dern, who assumes the heavy burden of the
latest production at tho Madison Square The
ater. But Le Chat JVoir, which Is very friend
ly to Miss Maddern, has only this to say; "The
actress was certainly artistic In being stupid,
though sho almost lifted the authors to tbe
point of sanity once or twice during the'
progress of the play. Butnoone, 1 hold, no
one living could have Infused the character of
Featherbrain with one atom of interest or
charm. Minnie MaddenUs open to the severest
censure for disappointing her admirers and
hazarding all her future by dribbling through
this dull and dreary performance, which did
not contain one emotion such as every critic
who ever wrote a line aboutthe actress has told
her she excelled In portraying. It Is to be re
gretted that a ypung woman who certainly
promised to become one of the forevoort of
serious American actresses should see fit to put
tho donee's cap on her head and get up on a
stool in tho corner of the theatrical school
house, while others, with not a tithe of her
ability, win the approval of the examiners and
the emoluments of popular favor. Minnie
Maddern was a dead failure in 'Feather
brain.'" ' NOTES ABOUT ART. .
' BY way of illustrating tho history of deco
rative art at the Paris Exposition it is the in
tention to have constructed a scries of models
of the interiors of dwellings, showing the styles
of decoration peculiar to different countries
and of various ages. If the idea Is successfully
carried out It will convoy more instruction at a
glance than could be gained from books by
A well executed pastel portrait of E. W.
Histed, shown In Mayer's window, is tho work
of Mr. C. Birscb, who apparently makes a spe
cialty of this class of pictures. Mr. Birscb.
does this work particularly well, which is prob
ably the reason he does so much of :it, and ho
is very successful in getting triiu effects of
color and fineness In molding, tbe appearance
of solidity being equal almost to that of oil
Mb. D. B. Walklet has a couple of wSter
colors on view at Boyd's. They are both sub
jects of similar character, one being a study of
a Holland farm house, and tbe other one of a
Pennsylvania farmer's home. The sketches
are of equal size, and, so far as artlstio excel
lence is concerned, of equal importance; yet it
Is, perhaps, gratifying to patriotic instincts to
'note that the home farm scene' forms the best
picture of tbe two.
A FiCTUBESQCB valley on a clear midsum
mer day is the subject of a very fine work by
Mr. George Hetzel, which is shown In Boyd's
window. This picture is well handled through
out, and has, in addition, some points of
special excellence, of which the splendid paint
ing of sky and clouds is not the least Important.
The atmospheric effect in this portion of the
work is of far moro than ordinary merit, but it
is fully equaled by the masterly treatment of .
base in the distance. The subject of this
picture fo'ms a very beautiful scene, consist
ing as it does of a fine valley between splendidly
wooded bills, and through which a small stream
wanders over its shallow bed. As regards tbe
execution of the work, it is fully np to Mr.
Hetzel's usual standard, and in some particu
lars may even go beyond It.
Not a little comment has been called forth
by tbe fact that of the many portraits at Wash
ington shown at the Centennial Exhibition no
two of them appear alike, and yet there is
nothing remarkable about it, as anyone must
admit who will consider the matter for a mo
ment. There is probably no greater dissimi
larity between these various paintings than in
an equal number of modern photographs taken
by as many different photographers.
When we consider the innumerable causes
which have to do with forming the
character of an individual, his changing moods
from day to day, and then reflect that neither
tbe camera nor the brush of the artist can
depict more than one phase at a time ot this
complex organism, whose outward semblance
is changing constantly through the influence
of the mind and its ever varying thoughts, and
of the soul-speaking through the countenance,
Tie will find little cause for wonder that por
traits vyry In appearance, aside from the tech
nical differences by which -an artist stamps bis
own individuality upon bis work.
Mb. William T. Riohabds, of New York,
is, perhaps, one ot America's best marine
painters; at any rate bis productions in this
branch of art are possessed of more than or
dinary merit. A work by this artist, which has
been in tbe Gillespie gallery for some days. will
fully bear out the foregoing statement. It is a
scene on the Kew Jersey coast, or rather, it
might be said, off tho coast, as the view
is taken looking oceanward, and the
picture presents little else than an expanse
of sea and sky, with the exception
of a partially submerged rock on the beach
over which the waves break and roll, anda
narrow strip of sand still covered with water
from the last retreating breaker. The title ot
this plctnre is, "A Summer Morning," and the
keynoto of the work is one of brightness and
life. Through an opening in the clouds tbe
sun. which is not yet higb in the heavens, may
be seen, and its rays are returned in a glitter
ing reflection from the waves of tho sea and
the wet sand ot the 'beach. This picture
is a combination of good qualities that
is very pleasinc to behold; the
color is excellent, tbe drawing almost faultless,
tbe waves possess cleanness, transparency and
motion, tho cloud painting is far away better
than is often found in some of the most highly
prized pictures; in short, the work is a fine one
both in whole and in part, and is one ot those
which are a constant source of satisfaction to
their owners. Mr. Richards has an enviable
reputation as a landscape painter, in which he
is noted for carefulness and finish of detail.
Since be has turned his attention to marine
views, clearness and brilliancy of coloring are
still his leading characteristics.
The Hacke gallery opens this week an en
tirely new lot of pictures, nnmerous enough to
completely' cover its walls, and consisting for
the most part of very high class works. All
those who appreciate fine pictures should
make it a point to visit this collection, which is
one of the largest ever bronght to this
city, and contains some rare and im
portant paintings, giving it a special in
terest in addition to the. general ex
cellence of those forming tbe bulk of the ex
hibit Those who fail to visit these pictures
during tbelr stay here will bavo missed some
thing well worth seeing, as an hour or two may
be spent among them both plcasurably and
profitably. Tbe collection embraces a great
variety of subjects and includes mauy famous
names. Perhaps the largest and most ira
portant wqrk shown is that by Evarjste Car
pentier.entltled, "Les Refuges," a picture well
known here through numerons reproductions.
"Russian Officers Shooting Horse-Thieves," is
a fine painting by B. de Kaslowsky, full of life
and action. A very clever picture by Alt.
Slenens, for which Sarah Bernhardt posed as a
model for one of the figures, is called "The
Butterflies." A picture showing a landscape
with a number of young calves in the fore
ground and a good effect of storm in tbe dis
tance, is the work of A. Braith, and it exhibits
a complete mastery of some of tbe techni
calities of painting; it is called "A Rainy
Day on the Bavarian Hills." A marine view by
VVni T.Richards is a splendid water color in
which both rocks and sea are particularly well
handled. "On the Tow-path." by Verrossat,
and "The Cavalry Review," by P. Jaset, both
show fine painting of men and animals; the
former quiet and restful and the latter strong
..Hnn and sntrit. Many othersmicbt be in
stanced, among them a fine work by Rico, "A. A
Street in Seville;" "In the Seragi o, by G. 1
RimonL & nneiy paimeu wort ot a
-ii MttiA Mrlshelte'rine-herself under a tree.
A number of pictures possessing merit are still
more valuable on account of the famous names
they bear. Of this class Is the still life by Vol
Ion and "The Song" by Vlbertjltls also true pf
Vernier and of a few others. These, pictures
ore the property ot Mr. Charles F. Haselton.of
Philadelphia, and, taken as a whole, tbey
forma collection of very strong Interest to
buyers and to all who appreciate works of
Tho Best Tclvet Carpets at SI
Are going out very fast at Qroetzlnger's
Penn Avenue Carpet Palace.
Don't go and pay 5150 for these same
goods without seeing ours.
Thousands of yards have been sold during
the last two weeks, hut we still have an ex
Borders to match all patterns.
Try S..O. Corsets.
Self-opening corsets, at Rosenbaum & Co.'s.
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Mamaux &'Son's,37 and 639 Fean arena.
IdleWild awnings, entirely new, at
Wat. 8. Meyle .f , Co.
z ;Cep-leie bouM-furniehersi aiwh erowdik
'J Z " !
Arrnngeraonis for Its Obiervnnce A Circu
lar to lb Colored Sunday Schools The
National Encnmpment Inspection of
Arrangements for the regular observance
of- Memorial Say are well under way.
General Orders No. 8 have been issued from
National Headquarters, calling attention to
Memorial Day, and reminding comrades of
the fact that assistance is needed In the shape
of flowers, flags and money by posts that are
weak in, the following cities: Marietta, Ga.,
Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Fredericks
burg, Arlington, etc. There are at least 10,000
soldiers burled In the cemeteries of each of
Post 238 will hold memorial services on Deco
ration Day at tbe Sonthside Cemetery, and the
committee having charge of the arrangements
is making great efforts to make the services
this year the most impressivo ever'held by this
post. A choir of 20 voices, under the direction
of Prof. Smink, will sing five hymns adapted to
At the last meeting of General Thomas Cir
cle, Ladies of the G. A. R., which, by the way,
Is in a flourishing condition, arrangements for
ITecoratlon Day were discussed. The mound
erected in the Southside Cemetery last year
will ba beautifully decorated by tbe ladles ot
Lieutenant Geary and General Thomas Circles,
who will also hold services there. Contribu
tions ot flowers to beautify tbe mound will be
thankfully received at the residence of tbe
President, Mrs. Sill, III Eighteenth street;
.Post 206, the only colored post In the city,
has issued a circular inviting all the Sabbath
schools connected with the colored churches
ot tbe two cities, irrespective of denomination,
and all other organizations, whether civic or
military, to participate with the post in cele
brating Memorial Day at Lincoln Cemetery.
The circular has a highly patriotic ring, and
finishes with: "The Memorial Committee
hopes that tblslrcular may meet the end de-
Bireu, creating an interest ana arousing an
activity that will make Memorial Day among
the colored people of the two cities one ot the
most notable in their history."
A joint meeting; of tbe Posts of Allegheny
was held in City Hall Friday evening to ar
range for Memorial services on May 30. De
tails were ordered to be made lrom tbe three
posts to decorate tbe Soldiers' Monument on
Semlnery Hill. The usual exercises will be
held at Hampton Monument, and Post 83 has
been assigned tbe Troy Hill district. W. G.
Griffith, of Post 88, was elected Chief Marshal,
andJ.M. (Private) Daltell selected as orator
of the day. The three posts are to attend
divine service on the evening of Sabbath,
May 28, at North Avenue M, E. Church, Rev.
The members of posts In Allegheny, who are
also members of Union Veteran Legion No. 0,
have decided to observe Memorial Day with
their respective posts. No. 6, therefore, will
not celebrate as an organization.
General William Blakeley, ot Post 83, will de
liver tho oration on Decoration Day at Mans
The Memorial Day Committee held a regular
meeting In Council Chambers last evening, H.
H. Bengough presiding and Willis McKown
Secretary. It was decided to assess the posts
for their proportion of the expenses of the com
mittee, and dispense with collecting funds
from the public.
Comrade J. H. Adley, of Post 206, wai chosen
as Commander of tbe Day. Prof. M. B. Riddle
will be invited to deliver the memorial address
at tbe plots. Details will be sent from Post S
to Sewickley, from it to St, Mary's, 157 to Oak
land, zuo to Lincoln ana zau to Aunersvme, to
decorate soldiers' graves therein.
An Invitation will be sentto tbe commandant
ot the Allegheny Arsenal to fire 'minute 'guns
during tbe ceremonies at the plots.
Tho cars will leave corner of Liberty ana
Wood streets at 830 A. u., the ceremonies at
the cemetery to commence at 950 sharp, and to
be limited to one hour. The decoration of sol
diers' graves by comrades from 1020 to 1120,
and the train to return at 12 sr.
The ladles connected with Grand Army work
in Lawrencevllle will furnish the comrades with
lunch from 11:30 to 12 o'clock.
.For Unmarked Soldiers' Graves.
At the Allegheny Valley Railroad freight de
pot, Sixteenth street, city, are headstones for
the-unmatked soldiers' graves of the following:
;. B. Cardell. Company , Sixty-Ant Regiment,
William Grounds, Company IS, One Hundred
and Fifty-fifth Eeglment, PennsylYanla Infantry.
Lieutenant R. . F. xaley. Company a. One
Hundred and Eighty-seventh Regiment, fennsyl
vanls Infantry. -
Lieutenant James O'Rourke, Company G,
Twenty-eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.
Florence Weaver, Company B, .Eighth Begl-
ineat, jrennsyiTaaia iteserTes,
John Walbrnga. Company F. Seventy-fourth
Regiment, Fennrrlvanla Infantry.
Smith, Company G, Twenty-eighth Begl
. FennsTlvanla lnfantrr.
ment, Pennsylvania Infantry.
Charles Dsycv. United States Marine Corns.
a U. King, Company B, Sixty-third Regiment,
J.A.Marshall. Company E, Sixty-third Begl
ment. Pennsylvania Infantry.
Corporal J. V. Boblhaon, Company C, Stxty-flrjt
Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.
if. it. McClaln, United States Navy.
Peter Grundy, Company!', Second West Vir
Ueorge Hefllck, Company , Elghty-flfth Regi
ment Pennsylvania Infantry.
Thomas Haffey. Company B, Forty-ilxth Regi
ment fennsylvanta Infantry.
Edward 11. Welsh, Company F, One Hundred
and' Eighty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania In
fantry. B. H. KeeleL Company L, One Hundred and
Second Kegiment Pennsylvania Infantry.
J. A. Martin, Company F, Seventeenth Regi
ment United States Infantry. ,
Frank WCnzeL Company is, Eighty-iecondKegl-ment
Henry Forbes, Company A, One Hundred and
Twenty.third Heginient Pennsylvania Infantry.
J. M. MsrtlD, Company L, First Regiment West
Virginia Volunteer fnrantrr.
James Kllldun. Company K. One Hundred
and Eighty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania In
fantry. William McGulre, Company F, Sixth Eeglment
Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.
Any information pertaining, to the above as
to how relatives can procure tbe headstones
will be kindly furnished by Thomas G. Smythe,
special police officer at the freight depot.
ThoKatlonalEncnmpment of 1890.
The business men of Indianapolis. Ind., are
making a great effort to secure the prize in the
shape of the G. A. R. National Encampment of
1SS0, which the business men of Pittsburg let
slip through their fingers. The Mayor. Citv
Council, Board of Aldermen and the Board ef
Trade have held a' meeting and appointed a
committee of 25 citizens to solicit contributions
to a guaianteo fund ot $50,000 to be used in the
interest ot the veterans if Indianapolis shall be
selected. Agricultural Hall at the Exposition
grounds is spoken of for a dining hall for the
old soldiers if they decide to honor Indiana's
capital nexty ear.
Inspections In Districts.
The inspection of the Posts in District No.
5, being Allegheny county north of the Alle
gheny river, will be held on the following
dates: By H. O. C. Oehmler, Assistant In
,spector, P.ost 88, Etna, May 23: Post KB, May 23u
By D.M.Morrison, Assistant Inspector, Post
BS, May 21; Post 2s9. Springdale, May 13. By
J.E. Criswell, Assistant Inspector, Post 123;
May 23: Post 860, Verona, May 18. By Inspector
atLarce Joseph P. Neely, Post 135, Tarentum,
May 18: post 470, Rural Ridne, June 1: Post
645. Bennett station,' May 2a An excellent
time for fraternal visits of Posts wiU be during
Grand Amur Kotos.
FEATEEUiTr, Charity and Loyalty.
Mrs. Johit A. Looan will return to this
country in August. i
Seves hundred and two was tbe net increase
in membership of the Department of Iowa.
ACT honorably discharged soldier of tbe late
war is eligible to membership In the G. A. R.
Tbs monument to General McClellan at
Trenton, N. J., will bo unveiled on Memorial'
Post 238 will attend dlvtaie service at South
Street M. TL Church on the evening of Sabbath.
TBI monument to sx-Presldeat James A
Garfield, at Cleveland, O- will be dedicated on
Memorial Day. 7
Two sew posts wtf b 3 mustered in the near
future, oe at BrW,.Pa., and 'oae at Bfee-lortMaMsaajsMty-Ja.,
rmrtf lTTfnn-'TnBirtW- iiiiinin liiti n'r
'FsriC'wasthe'flrs't'peWteeassaadsr ot 'that
ast to die white ooewpytng tbe chair.
t Captain Will Ibwet, of Post 2, who has
been confined to bis beae with a fracture of
fee foot, is tepreriag and expects to be out
Assbtaxt Seosxabt Stssxt continues
ato good Work of righting pension wrongs, as a
number of his decisions rendered the past week
wiu testify. ''
Post 157 paid Post 86 a fraternal visit last
Tuesday evening.- Speeches, songs, coffee,
sandwiches, eta, .were in order and highly en
Joyed by alL - .
Orf the morning of Sunday, May X, Post 162
will attend- memorial services at the First
Presbyterian Church, Allegheny. Eev. Ken
TBE 'old-time jentbuslasa is excited when
Comrade Colonel' John A Danks sings ""The
Union. Veteran Legtea .Band," along ot his
Thb Department of.Iowa will present the
name ot Past Department Commander E. A
Caaslgny to the Milwaukee National Encamp
ment for Commander In Oblef.
Post 88, Allegheny, received andaceeptedan
invitation from 'Iter. 'T.- J. Leak to attend
memorial services at North Avenue' M. 1
Church on Sunday evenfngMay 36.
ASSiarASTlHSMCCTOR WflXIAJt S. L02TC.
of .Post 157. announces tbe following dates for
Inspections: .Post 3. on the 20th J Post '280, on
the 23d; Post 215, on the 2Bth; Post U, on the
This? Is tbe twenty.third, year in whlca Com
rade .John Pt .Hunter, of Post 3, has, been
identified with the Memorial Day Committee
In tbe.work ot decorating the graves ot com
rades. Is consequence, of the change in thedats of
holding "Pennsylvania Day" at Gettybarg, tbe
dedication of theSlxty-seconQ Regiment mon
ument has beta postponed to the 11th ot Sep
Tbe peoplo ot the bill district are very much
disappointed that no provisions nave been
made to bold Grand Army services in either
the MInersrille or' Oakland cemeteries on
The annual Inspection of Post 259 will take
place at. their hall, No. 77 Sixth avenue, on
Tuesday evening next Five recruits will be
mustered. Assistant Inspector-at-Large Car
line will be present for duty.
A becest investigation brought out tbe
statement that 20,000 Ifnlon veteran soldiers
are paupers in poorhouses. This is different
from the promises so freely made in 1861, when
these men were urged to enlist.
Post 68, of Harrisburg, is becoming a danger
ous rival to Post 2. of Philadelphia, which has
b'een the banner post of the Department of
Pennsylvania for a number of years. There is
now a difference of but Are members between
The widow or children of John Bhuler, late
ot Company D, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth
Pennsylvania Volunteers, will hear of some
thing to their advantage by applying at tbe
library of Encampment No. L U. V. L, 77
Cohhadk PrrziB, of Post 41, who was struct
on the head last Memorial Day by a stone from
a blast during.the laying by- the Philadelphia
Company of the 96 inch gas main on Liberty
avenne, is dangerously 111 and little hope for
his recu7ery is entertained.
COJIHAB CHARLES R. WBTTXRSHATJSXX,
member of N. V. L. Encampment No. 1 and of
Post 83 G. A R., has been confined to his house
185 Ohio street, Allegheny, with a broken leg
since April 28. He is slowly Improving and
would be pleased to see his comrades.
Tbe inspection of Colonel X C. Hull Post
No. 157 will take place on Thursday evening
next. . Comrade"?. 9. Hurst being detailed for
the dntyu Commander Askln extends a cordial
invitatlorrto comrades of other Posts to attend
the meeting of Post 157 on that occasion.
The history of tbe Grand Army of tbe Re
public, by General R. B, Beatb, Past Commander-in-Chief,
is ready for delivery. It is a val
uable work to all old soldiers. No one could
have done better than General Beatb. as few
officials ot the G. A. R. are so unselnshin work
ing for the good of the order,
Tbe following orders were represented at
the funeral of Comrade John M. Roberts, com
mander .of Bost 8, on Friday: Post 3 G.A.R-,
KnlgbSj of Pythlas-Zucco Lodge I. O.O.F., En
campment ofX O. O. P., A O.u. W.and Select
Hnlbts; Tbe burial service at tbe grave was
conducted according to the ritnal of post 3G
O, H.RXFFXT Post a, Firing Squad, held a
meeting on Wednesday evening and elected
Comrade A X Reed, Captain. Tbe Captain is
an excellent officer and Grand Army man and
is very well thought of In bis post, and espe-.
daily In tho firing squad. Tbe squad has made
au arrangements to go to me xia:
campmenrat Milwaukee In August.
The erection of memorial halls is being urged
by the comrades in many localities. In every
town of considerable size there should be some
place that could be made a depository of relics
of the late war, and books and pictures illus-'
trative ot the same. Tbe agitation of this sub
ject was started In this community by tbe late
Sidney Omohundro, who bad Ideas as to this far
in advance to others. Nowhere Is there a better
paint for such a depository than right here in
. "PESKStLVAsiA DAT" at Gettysburg has
been postponed from tbe 21st and 22d inst to
that of September Hand 12. The change has
been ordered by the Governor through the so
licitation of representatives of regimental or
ganizations, the monuments ot which conidnot
be placed in readiness for dedication on the
date first named. Transportation will be fur
nished by the State to all regimental organiza
tions which participated in the battle of Gettys
burg to and from-that point.
Sobs' of Veterans.
Joseph FrELDiNO, ot Camp 2, Allegheny, Is
laid up with several bad injuries received by
falling off a train in the Pennsylvania yards
one day last week.
is tbe last general orders from the Com
manderyln Chief, Colonels ot divisions are'
urged to see that the Beveral camps In their re-
Sectlve divisions properly observe the coming
Orsebs have been issued by Captain Tochum,
of Lysle Camp 3, of Allegheny, directing tbe
members of that'eamp to meet at their hall,
Corner Park way and Federal street In full
uniform, to-day at 1 o'clock, to attend the
funeral of the late Brother Jacob Braubacb.
Members of the order throughout the two
cities are invited to attend.
At a late meeting .of Colonel John L Nevin
Camp, 83, it was 'decided to devote the third
Monday evening of each month to entertaining
members of the order at their hall, 23 Federal
street, Allegheny", with readings, recitations,
vocal and' Instrumental music, etc. Members
of other camps, as well as members of the G.
A B., are cordially invited to attend.
The place of meeting of the Pennsylvania
Division Encampment has been changed from
Erie, Pa., to Henova, Pa. The encampment
takes place. July 10 to 12, and promises to be
one ot tbe most 'successful yet held by the
Pennsylvania Division. The arrangements for
the entertaining of members attending will be
under tbe direction ot Camp 107, of that town,
Whp will be assisted by tbe local G. A. R. costs,
officials and the citizens in general. Hotel
rates have been reduced, and, as tbe accommo
dations are unlimited, there is every reason to
anticipate a large gathering;
COKTESr 0TBE A TfiAOf.
The Baltimore and Ohio and a Glass Com
panyHave a Little Dispute.
The' Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com
pany has & doubje track "X" at McKees
port which extends onto the Chambers Glas3
Works grounds and was torn partially up
by Martin Joice and a iorce of men yester
day morning at an early hour. James
Chambers, of the firm of A. & D. H. Cham,
bars, was present.
. As soon as If became known Supervisor
Tom Griffin, of the railroad company, suc
ceeded fn relaying a small portion of it, but
Mr. Griffin and his foreman, Peter Leonard,
w?re charged with malicious trespass ana
were arrested. This stopped the work, and
in the meantime the glass works aide had
officers on., the ground to guard the place,
but did not tear up the track relaid. as an
engine was placed on it.
The company cannot do without a '"
and it Is expected that an attempt to lay the
tracks will be made. Griffin and Leonard
gave bail for court. The "Y" was laid
years ago, when the glassworks was built,
and was to remain ten years. This time
has rua'out long since, and Chambers de
sires to remove the tracks, as it is under
stood that they have a purchaser for the
plant who will net bmyit with the tracks
on the grounds.
Seam' Soap the ywest anTbSt evefBiSe.
ii-Wi sW Tr Uw.
Bhotkes Jobs sos IS doing some very hand- V.
some painting for the reunion. .
visited us at the last communication.
It is now Brother Horner, as he was made
devout member at the list communication.
Secretary McAllister, of- tbe Banquet
Committee, will call a meeting some night this
Week. m -
Tbe Secretary is receiving communicationsj
from different lodges stating -that they will bsl
here in full force at the reunion.
Brother Schuhajt, of Cleveland Lodge
No. 18, and also of tho Hawley House, that
city, has been in the city several days. '
Tbe Press committee met last week and havs
got' their circulars printed, whlch they wiU
send to all the lodges in the United States.
Mehbebs of JTo. U were very much, suprlsed
at the last meeting at the presence of. Brother
Dr. McDonald, as he was absent from tka
meetings for a long time.
The Execntlve committee met on last Thurs
day evening and request the presence of ; every
member of Pittsburg Lodge to be present M
the next communication. ..--.
BrotBer Hardback; of New Castle Lodga
No. 69, moved to Allegheny City last weeK'
He visited us at the last communication, an4
Biade soma very good remarks in regard
No. 69. ,
Brother McIlwatse Is more seriously In-
Jured than was at first expected, and wiH,
doubtless be confined to bis home for soma
time to come, No. 106 McClure avenue, Allegheny-
Tbe Zanesvllle Lodge, although a young one,
has some of the handsomest fitted up rooms In
the country. They consist of a main lodge
room, reception room, banquet hall and
Brother Horxett, of No. 11, was in Baits
more last week attending the races. Here-,
ports having & good time. He met Past Ex
alted Grand Ruler Kelly. He spoke very
highly of Pittsburg Lodge, and said Baltimore
Lodge would be here in f nil force at tbe re
AT Lynn, Mass, April 25, lodge No. 117, B. P
O.K., was instituted, a dispensation having
been granted by the Grand Lodge for that pur
pose. The lodge starts off with a good mem
bership. It was Instituted by officers of tbe
Lawrence Lodge, and the Grand Lodge was
represented by District Deputy E. G.R-John
H. Dee, of Boston Lodge. There were also in
attendance representatives of lodges in Boston,
New York and other cities. The new Pythian
Hall has been secured for the Lynn Lodge, and
meetings will be held on the first and third
Tuesday evenings of each month. At the close
of the lodge institution the members and guests
repaired to Exchange Hall, where a banquet
ladaearaenu at the Star Comer.
"We advertise inducements which our com-
?etitors think impossible. Do yon wonder?
7e don't. These same firms go East and
buy tenement-house-made auction goods,
and offer them to the public at prices for
which you can buy the home-made clothing
at Jackson's. The inducement referred to
is simply this: Making our own cloth
ing, as we do, we guarantee to keep in
repair, free of charge, for the terra of one
year, any suit costing $10 or over, or any
pants bought of ns for 53 or more. If there
is any need oi repairing, bring them to us
and we will do it free of charge. Let the
clap-trap advertising concerns follow if
they can. They don't want trouble; it is
your money they are after. But the public
is not slow in finding the best makes of
clothing. Onr tailoring department dis
tances anything in this line. As for men's
furnishings, we quote the lowest prices for
best quality. "We sell the best in nobby
hats. I. Jacesox & Beo., Star Corner.
One Thousand Miles of Transportation and
One Week's Board for $12 00.
The Pittsburg and Cincinnati packet line
Steamers leaving Pittsburg as follows:
Steamer Katie Stockdale, Thomas S. Cal
houn, Master,leaves everv Monday at i Y3ts
Steamer Hudson, J, F. Ellison, Master,
leaves eTery Wednesday at 4 p. M.
Steamer Scotia, G. w. Eowley, Master,
leaves ever Friday at 4 P. 21.
First-class fare to Cincinnati and return,
13 00, meals and stateroom included; or,
down by river and return try rail, $126U'
Tickets good until used. ' " J
ITor farther iniormatlon apply to" James
A. Hendenorv -Superintendent, 91 "Water
street.- ' "" su
S. O. self-opening corsets for sale only at
Bosenbanm & Co.'s.
BANKRUPT ;. SALE
Of the Dry Goods stock ot J. R. ANDERSON,
at 1S3 Federal street, bringing
of eager purchasers enjoying and sharing tb
Lace -Curtain '
Get your share ot these bargains from
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138 Federal St, Allegheny, Pa,
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THE TIME NOW.
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legheay before calling on us.
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