Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 19, 1889, SECOND PART, Page 12, Image 12

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-A Cousin's FrlvHcce Letter of Introduce
tlon Proper Topic of Conversation at
Pinner An Interesting Paragraph on
Tnble Etiquette.
The author of 'JDon't" comes again to the
rescue of compassless barks on the sea of
society and maps out a number of the shoals
and rocks in their course. The question of
a cousin's privilege is also taken up and
definitely settled.
'Will yon tell me through the columns of
"Etiquette" if one's servant is out, or If one
does her own work and the young lady has a
peutleman call on her and she answers the bell
herself, should she stand one side and let the
gentleman pass into the parlor, or should she
step ahead and lead the way herself.
A lady under such circumstances would na
turally lead the way to the parlor, although
"when at the parlor door she might give way for
ier guest to precede her. Which should be
dune would depend upon whom the guest is.
If a gentleman precedence should not be ex
tended to him; if an elderly lady it should.
If we properly address a firm composed of
men as "Gentlemen," why should we not ad
dress a firm of women as "Ladies?" Is there
any good reason for preferring the French
word "Mesdames" to English "LadiesT"
Firms composed of ladies is so new a thing
that no well established usage in the matter of
addressing them has obtained. It is always bet
ter to nse English words than foreign words,
and hence "ladies" is preferable to mes
dames." "Will you please give the form of an answer to
en invitation to a reception or party, etc
The usual form is as follows:
Mr. John Beach accepts with pleasure the ln
xltatlonor Mrs. John binita for reception May
L I am a young lady, 16 years old some peo
ple say I am pretty. There is a young man who
has the same name as myself and thinks per-
laps be might be a cousin, and hare a cousin's
privileges, now jong will it te proper tor me
to insist on being coaxed before I grant it. 2.
If I dare a yonng man ta kiss me and lie does
t, ought I to be indignant.
A Possible Cousin.
1. What do you mean by a cousin's pnvi
leges? So you mean the right to kiss you?
This is a privilege that a young woman should
lie cautious about giving to any one. A good
rule for her to adopt is never to let any one Kiss
licr that exhibits a particular desire to do so.
2. What would you expect of a young man
'whom you dared to kiss you? What sort of
young man would it be who undersuch circum
stances didn't "up and kiss you?" As to your
indicnation, we rather suspect that you would
sot be indignant at the youth that accepted
your challenge, but at the one that exhibited
eo much indifference as not to do so.
I recently called on a friend at his rooms. On
leing sbown in I found that my friend had
stepped out a moment. Before he returned an
other gentleman came in. known to me by
name, but to whom I had never been intro
duced. In such a situation is it not the most
' sensible course to introduce oneself?
Count Johannes.
Certainly. Persons meeting at a friend's
house do not require an introduction.
Should letters of introduction be sealed, and
tow should they be delivered? Felix.
j A letter of introduction should not be sealed.
If in anyway connected with business present
It in person, but if solely a social introduction,
send it by post inclosed with your card and ad
dress. In sending my plate at table for a second por
tion should 1 leave my knife and fork upon it?
James S.
There is a difference of opinion on this point.
Many persons stoutly uuhold the practice of
leavxngrbe knife and fork on the plate, and
probiDly the greater number of people do so.
Sipt'the knife and fork on the plate are embar--fassing
to the carver or whoever serves the
may be inconvenient for one to retain his knife
and fork, but in doing eo he incommodes him
self rather than other people, and this is an
elementary principle of politeness.
If I accompany a young lady to a party, and
one of the young gentlemen present is unavoid
ably called awaj and leaves his lady in my
charge, and when the gentlemen are requested
to see the ladies to the dining room for refresh
ments I start with both my own partner and
also the lady left in my care, and as we get out
side the parlor and in the hall my partner leaves
me without excusing herself and goes to the
table with another gentleman, how should I
regard her treatment to me, and what should
be my conduct toward her In the future?
The lady's conduct in such a case would cer
tainly be very unceremonious, not to say grossly
impolite. Tour conduct toward such a person
should be not less polite than it always had
been, but your revenge would be not to offer
yourself as her escort another time.
The habits of people at table who consider
themselves respectable seem to me often very
cad. They handle the fork and the spoon awk
wardly; they make disagreeable noises in eat
ing their soup; they turn their backs to persons
next to them; they commit many other offenses
against good taste. Is there no-way to enforce
upon people the rules of good society in eating
and drinking? C. D. B.
Many efforts have been made to extend the
knowledge of table manners, but without much
effect. The fork is now used where the knife
was formerly, and this is about all. Here are a
few rules that everybody is supposed to know,
but which, simple as they are, are often disre
garded: Spread the napkin over the knee and
not over the chest. Take soup from the side of
tho spoon; do not tip the soup-plate; eat soup
"without making gurgling noises. Hold the
ibrk when in the left hand with handle in the
Iiollow of the hand: when in the right hand,
using it with prongs upward, hold it between
the forefinger and thumb. Take up on the
fork only so much as It can easily
carry, and do not load it with the knife.
In drinking wipe the lips before doing so, so
as not to soil the glass. Chaucer told us 00
years ago, in his "Canterbury Tales," of the
young lady who never dropped portions of food
and always wiped her mouth on her napkin be
fore drinking. This young lady's manners are
a good example even to-day. Avoid bending
over your plate or dropping your head too low,
or thrustinr your elbows out, or sitting with
your back turned to your neighbor. Take care
sot to eat too heartily, or to take too large
xnoutlifuls. An elegant manner at table is im
possible unlets one eats slowly and quietly,
with small mouthfuls. In short, elegant man
ners at table consist mainly in doing nothing
that attracts attention.
What are suitable subjects for conversation
at a dinner table or at a social gathering ?
It is the rule in all circles to avoid those sub
jects in conversation that are likely to wound
one's feelings or -trench upon bis convictions.
For this reason politics and religion are forbid
den. And yet those themes more nearly con
cern us than any others. Literature, art,sclence,
invention, all afford themes for conversation;
so does travel, exploration, great achievements
in any direction. We have the doings of the
world before us, and these ought te give us
ample material; and yet from this Urge field
to choose from cow commonly do we find con
versation drifting Into social gossip, into the
trivial incidents of our own set? Literature, if
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it is not confined to the last sensational novel,
Is an excellent theme for the table or tne par
lor circle; so is ait, If it chances that anybody
present knows anything about A The diffi
culty, after all, is not the theme, but tho skill
of presenting themes in an easy and attractive
manner.of having something to Bay and a small
measure of gumption in saying it.
A gentleman of my acquaintance Is accus
tomed to speak of women as females. Is this
in good taste ?
It Is not merely in bad taste; it Is a vulgar
and a low taste. The cow, the mare, the sow,
each is a female, and assuredly Wb should have
some other word for our women. It is custom
ary to see at our 8choclhouses over the en
trance at one side, "For Males," over tho
other. "For Females," thus giving sanction to
a phraseology never employed by truly cul
tured people. Why should there tiot be placed
over these entrances the single words, "Boys"
and "Girls," tho plain honest terms by which
we all designate these young pupils? A lady
who bears the word females applied to her sex
is justified always in resenting it.
The authob or "Don't."
Social EvenU.
The Twenty-fifth Ward Debating Club met
at the home of Hiss Ella Reese, and discussed
the annexation of Canada.
Last Wednesday evening a very enjoyable
birthday party was given by Mrs. F. D. Mc
Keever, on Bedford avenue, in honor of her
daughter Katie. Quite a number of little folks
were present.
As a fitting finale to a season of pleasurable
evenings, the Wednesday If lght Reading Club
will give a garden party at Idlcwood on
w eanesuay, May 2), irom 4 to it ociock. xue
cbaperones are Mrs. Sol Kaufman and Mrs.
Hugo Rosenberg.
The members of class No. 12, of Emory M. E.
Church, held a social at the residence of Miss
Delia Murdock, on Luna street, East End.
Among those present were the Misses Cleland,
Bulger, Clark, Murdock, Hines, Pentz, Moffet,
Messrs. Davis, Castor. Barton, Woolslair,
Johnston, Lambing, Fentz and others. A most
enjoyable evening was spent by all present.
A most delightful surprise party was ten
dered Miss Mary Jiclntyre, of Allegheny, on
Thursday evening. Those present were: Misses
Mary Smith, Eva McCrory, Sarah and
Minnie Ambacher, .May Bates, Bella
Jordan, Lizzie Phillips, Lizzie Saut
rers, Sarah Mclntyre, Messrs. Charles
Taylor, Lewis Reynolds. Jesse Taylor, George
Richless, Harry Demoss.CharlesVauroy,Anson
Pace, Jos. Summers, John Barnes, aud the ma
jority of the young Iolks'parents.
On Friday evening a pleasant surprise party
was given Mrs. M. W. Russell at the residence
of her mother, Mrs. Jessie Dyer, on Second
avenue. Dancing was indulged in till after
midnight, after which a good supper was
served. Among those present were: Misses
M. Slattery, H. Thompson, K. Fresh, M. Ken
nedy, L. McKenna, M. Geonrs, 3. Smith, J.
Freiling Wotzs; Messrs. E. Ward, J. Jordan, J.
Carlon, M. Cull, W. Reiley, E. Slattery, J.
Slartery, E. Ward, C. Thompson, J. Slattery,
C. Hubert, M. Coin and many others.
An enjoyable progressive euchre party was
given at the residence of Miss Minnie Brown,
Ellsworth street, on Thursday evening. The
first prizes were awarded to Miss Bella McGill
and Mr. E. A. Reineman, and the booby prizes
to Miss Emma Cooper and Mr. Clarence Hipp
ley. Among the guests were Misses Mary and
Anna Schwer, Sadie Harnick, Emma Hunnes
ghen, Bella McGill, Emma Cooper; Messrs.
Charles M. Saner, W. P. Lange, E. A. Reine
man, C. Hippley, Harry Fearing. Thomas
Rogers, Harry Vangordon, Charles Brown and
Oi Thursday evening last another contest for
the Demorest silver medal was held In parlors
of Miss Milly TntelL Contestants and guests
alike were pleasantly entertained with choice
music and recitations. Since January 10 up to
the present date Miss Tutell has presented
medals to the following pupils: E. Gauger, M.
Christian, Mclllvar, LichUter. H. NeilUe. W.
Schilling. M. McCausland, L. Kentner, D. Dun
lap. Ida Peoples. Lulu Thomas, A, Young. The
following pupils have received honorable men
tion: Edna Halloway, E. Steffler, E. Jones,
Kettle Wylie.
A surprise party was given in honor of Miss
Anna Fielding and Miss Mattie Mendel by
Misses Anna Burns, Anna Herdt and Jessie
Basset Those present were Albert Mendel
and Eva Fielding, Sloan Connelly and Anna
Herdt, Eddie Harmon and Birdie Burry, Will
iam Stern and Annie Burns, Frank Manly and
Marie Eisenbeis, Henry Hetzel and Sidle
Swan, Hudson Williams and Katie Caskey,
Joe West and Anna Fielding, Albert Hummel
and Jessie Basset, Rov Page and Lizzie Bards
ley, Eddie Craig and Edna Silverman, William
Creeks and Sadie Meyer, Eddie Meyer and Bes
sie McMillan, Mattie Mendel, .Bessie Moore,
Daisy O'Brien, Silvia Meyers. Mary Gilchrist,
Lottie Burrv, Minnie Rlesick, Elsie Pielding
and many others.
A few evenings since Miss Laura, the daugh
ter of Mr. John Phillips, honored her friends
by holding an anniversary of her sixteenth
birthday. The guests enjoyed themselves in,
various games. Among those present were:
Misses Emma Cronmiller, Annie Kraft, Maggie
Falrman. Jennie and Bertha Reese, Blanch
Bonland, of the East End; Jennie Wilson, of
the Soutbslde: Fannie Milwood. of Wilkins
bure; Lizzie Phillips and Carrie Fremont; and
Messrs. J. C. Horner, Arthur McMurray, John
Mouhler, Fred Robson, of VilkInsburjr; Frank
Andrewson, of East End; George Witchel,
Wicfield Baker, Frank Edwards, Ralph
Graham and Charles Madison. All had a very
pleasant evening, and as the guests were about
to leave Mis Laura was presented with quite
a number of beautiful gifts.
Weddlne of tho Week.
Numeeous wedding notices were thrown in
to the waste basket this week. The writers
forgot to sign their names.
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the
residence of Mr. John Dietrick, No. 65 Boggs
avenue, Mt. Washington, on Tuesday evening,
May 14, at 8 P. M., it being the marriage of his
daughter. Miss Katie Dietrick to Mr. Harry
Donnewitz, by the Rev. Fr. Ruoff. Miss Lizzie
Euler was best lady and Mr. Jacob Dietrick
best man. A reception followed, and after the
neuly wedded couple had received the con
gratulations from all present they left to take
up their residence on Boggs avenue.
Visitors nod Absentees
Mrs. and Mrs. John K. Ewing spent last Sun
day with their uncle, Dr. J. C. Cunningham, of
Mrs. Mary A. Swaney, of Pleasant Gap,
Center county, Pa., is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. L. A, Miller, No. 67 Congress street, city.
Mrs. Willis H. Smith and her ancle, Mr. Ar
temus Grow, of Webster avenue, are in Buffa
lo as guests of Mrs. W. W. Stevens, of West
Mr. Hartman, Mrs. Dr. Schneck, Mrs. John
Oberhell, Mrs. George Kenner and Mrs. Frank
Parkinson and son, from Mt. Carmel, I1L, are
visiting their cousin, Mrs. William Hartman,
of Preble avenue, Allegheny.
Mrs. LauraB. Knollp. wife of W. B. Knolle,
of Wylie avenue, sailed Thursday morning on
the steamship Leerdam on a European trip to
Mr. Knolle's parentis up the Rhine, then to the
Alps in Switzerland, Strasburg and all the
European cities, and home again by wav of
Berlin, to Paris, where Mr. Knolle, next Sep
tember, will join ner.
SewIcUler Society,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Davis are home from
New York City.
Mrs. McCampbell, of Staten Island, is, visit
ing her sister, Mrs. Watson Woods.
Miss Lide Ramsey and Miss Jennie Arrott
are hom.6 after a pleasant stay in Philadel
phia. Miss Belle Ramsev has returned to Canton,
Ohio, after a short visit to relatives at Osbome
Mr. Charles Cass, or New York City, and Mr.
John Hutchinson, of Philadelphia, spent a few
days last week with their sister, Mrs. S, C.
"Nothing could have been prettier or more
sociable than the reception given by Mrs.
Henry A Davis last Friday afternoon from 3
to 8. Mrs. Davis was assisted in receiving the
numerous guests by her cousin, Miss McCue,
of Massillon, O.; Mr. Joseph Craig and Mrs.
Mansfield Cochrane, while Miss McCleery,
sister of Mrs. Davis; Miss Chaplin, Miss Whit
inc. Miss Dravo, Miss Blair and Miss Fleming
assisted In entertaining them. At 6.30 o'clock
Mrs. Davis and her assistants were joined by
Mr. Davis. Mr. Craig, Mr. Cochrane. Mr. D. R
Warden. Mr. F. E. Rutan, Mr. Frank Mc
Cleery, Mr. E. S. Carpenter, Mr. George White
sell, Mr. Charles Richardson, Mr. R. P. Nevm,
Jr., and Mr. J. E. Porter, when a delicious
supper was served by Hagan, after which the
evening was spent in dancing, the Gernert
brothers furnishing the music
Bogna British Officers.
Kew Tork Evening World,:
The recent developments in high life,
going to show that there are many bogus
noblemen and officers in the British -army
and navy, are paralleled by the discovery
that there are a score in less prominent cir
cles. It seems that we Americans will be
lieve anything that is said to ns, concerning
himself, by anyone manifestly British, or
German, or French, and the undiscovered
frauds among ns outnumber, 10 to 1, those
who Bre.exposed.
A Copt in oil color of Sir Joshua Reynold's
picture, "Angels' Heads, or the Cherub Choir,"
has been shown at Boyd's. This picture is very
Tvcll known here through various reproduc
tions in monochrome, but this Is, perhaps, the
first copy of it In color which has been seen In
this city.
A collection of etchings and water colors
by Mrs. Edith Loring Getchell, formerly Miss
Edith L. Pierce, a Boston artist of spme abil
ity, has occupied the Gillespie gallery during
the week. The water colors are bright in eolor,
handled in a rather broad and sketchy manner,
and are of various degrees of merit. The etch
ings, some of tncra at least, show a greater
amount of artistic skill, and considering the
extreme rarity of works of this nature exe
cuted by women, Mrs. Getcbell deserves credit
for the the progress she has made in this very
difficult branch of art. One of tbe largest and
best of these works is that entitled "Tbe Lift
ing Clouds," which shows some very good
drawing and a clever rendering of the effect of
a landscape under a rather stormy sky.
Those who have not yet seen the Haseltine
collection at the Hacke gallery will do well to
take advantage of the opportunities afforded
them during the next couple of days, as that
will bo the limit of their stay, unless something
occurs to Induce a change in present plans.
With the chance of viewing so many really fine
works of art at no greater cost of energy than
the amount expended by simply stepping into
an elevator and being carried up to them, the
inducements offered onght to be sufficient to
crowd the galleries daily. To obtain a glimpse
of the Carpentier painting alone would be
auiplo reward for climbing a considerable
number of stairs, but in addition to this tbe
large room is well filled with fine art works,
open to the view of all who care to Inspect
An etching by Lucien Gautier, after
Corot's picture, "Tbe Sand Cart," has been on
view at Young's, and it goes far to prove what
was always pretty well understood, that the
pictures by Corot which have been exhibited in
this city recently are very far from samples of
that artist's work. This picture is an artistlo
production, well composed and well drawn,
showing on the left a cart being loaded with
sand from a rather high bank, and on the right
some fir e and graceful old trees, with their tops
outlined against the sky. From the scant
opportunities they have .had of judging,
some Pittsburg people have farmed but a poor
opinion of Corot, and wondered upon what his
great reputation was founded, but it is very
probable that, like most other men, he has at
different times produced good, bad and indiffer
ent work. Since many of the "Corots" extant
are counterfeits, and his best works are few in
number, it is likely to be a long time before a
really good example of his style is seen in this
Mb. D. B. Walklet's studies of picturesque
buildings partly hidden by trees are always
very pleasing and strong in line arrangement
The one on exhibition at Mayer's during tbe
past week is the best work of this class which
he has produced for sometime. In color it is
quiet and subdued, but not weak in any sense,
while the handling is at once broad, vigorous
and free. The beauty of a work of this class
is largely due to its simplicity; not that it is
simple in the sense of expressing little, but
that it expresses much with little labor.' Tbe
subject consists of a dwelling among the trees
on the bank of a stream, and a boat containing
several rustic figures about putting off from a
small landing on the shore. Perhaps a little
stronger drawing In the herbage on the
stream's banks wonld improve the picture,
which certainly looked rather vague and misty
in this part, but It is just as certain that a great
deal, and perhaps the whole, of this appear
ance was due to the defective light in which It
was seen in the store window. -Many good
pictures are seen to a disadvantage from this
cause and it is a difficulty which cannot be en
tirely overcome, but which might be materially
lessened by a little more care in placing them
so that they will receive the light in tbe best
manner possible under the circumstances.
Mb. Clabence Johns, who has charge of
the art department of the Exposition, expects
to have a highly interesting exhibit arranged
when the time arrives for the opening next fall.
Besides the works by our local artists, a large
number of fine pictures will be brought from
elsewhere, and in addition to these there will be
aloan exhibition of rare paintings from the col
lections of leading citizens of Pittsburg. These
latter pictures will form one of the most inter
esting features of the exhibition, as it will
satisfy the very natural desire, with which all
true lovers of pictures are posessed, to obtain a
glimpse of the art treasures held around home.
According to the original intention the art
gallery was to have been constructed in tbe
form of one large room, but the plan was
changed at Mr. Johns' suggestion, and the
original space is being divided into seven
rooms 30x60 and one SOxGO. This arrangement
gives a largely increased wall space, as the par
tition wail may ue covered wim pictures, anu
at tbe same time admits of each class of work
being kept distinct and separate; thus the pict
ures owned in this city will be separated from
those which come from elsewhere, and works
by home artists will occupy a room by them
selves. Special attention is being paid to tbe
construction of the galleries with regard to
light and ventilation, and it is expected that In
tins respect they will be among the finest in the
Bltthe's caricaturo of a Democratic pro
cession of former days has been on exhibition
at Gillespie's, where it has attracted a great
deal of attention from those who are interested
in the works of this eccentric representative of
Pittsburg's infancy as regards art. In every
respect the work is characteristic of the man,
and to some extent of tbe condition of art in
this city at the time it was painted. It indicates
to a keen observer the possibilities which were
in Blythe, and even the most cursory examina
tion will serve to show how disastrously he
failed to develop the power that was in bun;
which failure was due to two very sufficient
causes: first the want of energy and steadfast
ness of purpose, and second the lack of oppor
tunity. One siugu'ar feature of this work ex
hibits not only ignorance on the part of the
artist, but also a deficiency in the
faculty of everyday observation, and
that is that he has represented
tbe old gray horse as progressing by moving
both feet on the one side at the same time, a
mode of locomotion which have never been
adopted by any horse since the commence
ment of their evolution from the pre-historic
hypposion. There are some few quadrupeds
that progress in tbis peculiar manner, of which
tbe camel is perhaps tbe most famlliar,:ln
stance, and anyone who will compare the
sidling, awkward motion of this animal with
that of the horse will readily understand that
it would require a radical change in tbe anato
my of the latter to enable him to move in the
manner which Blythe has depicted. A horse
walks by moving first one of his fore feet and
almost at the same moment the hind foot on
the opposite side, and this has so sooner
touched tbe ground than the other forefoot is
raised followed by the remaining hind foot. A
picture showing the animal moving hind and
tore foot on the same side at once has no more
real appearance of action than has the child's
model of a horse made with a cork for body
and toothpicks for legs.
During the past week the Treasury Depart
ment has disbursed 511,330,000 on account of
pensions, thereby exhaustine the appropriation
for tbe current fiscal year amounting to 181,
750,000. Captain James Chester, of the Third Artil
lery, U. S. A, stationed at Governor's island,
became violently insane early this morning. He
was taken into custody, and in court turned
over to tne military authorities.
William McLaubglin, a private in the Four
teenth Infantry, stationed at Randall, Neb.,
shot and instantly killed bis sweetheart, Maggio
Lowene, Thursday night, with a rifle because
she had been talking with another soldier of
whom he was jealous. He was arrested, but
yesterday escaped from the guardhouse, i A
detachment of cavalry is in search of him.
The steam barge R. P. Ranney arrived at
Port Huron yesterday and reported running
into and sinking the schooner Merrick off
Presquo Isle Friday morning. The collision
occurred during a thick fog. Captain A' C.
Rusbo and the man at tho wheel were the only
ones saved of the Merrick. The following were
lost: Martuin Johnson, mate; Mrs. Cole, J.
Charlevoix, J. Clayton, W. Ours, Detroit.
General B. F. Butler publishes a reply to
Admiral Porter's recent charges, in which he
gi7es long extracts from a letter by Admiral
Porter to Secretary Welles written on January
21, 1865, in which the Admiral criticises General
Grant very harshly. General Butler calls it
"abuse," and jays that Admiral Porter after
ward denied its authorship, and attacked Sec
retary Welles for publishing it General But
ler says: "I think I can bear the abuse by the
same person which Grant and Welles had to
The Indians at the Cheyenne Agency, at
the recent big council, decided on the manner
of treating with the Sioux Commission, They
have appointed out of the different tribes a
council of 50, and 12 were elected judges. The
council decided upon a plan of action for tbe
entire tribe, who are bound by their action.
Tbe judges will report v the commission and
have alldealings with them. At the meeting
of the council this week, many speeches were
made on the Sioux bill, ana a large majority
favored accepting its provisions at once.
Chief Justice McAdam, of the New York
City Court, has issued an order of arrest for
Isadorc Deprez. Tbe man was found onboard
tbe steamship Normandie, ready to sail for
Havre, and taken into custody. Deprez was
engaged in tbe jewelry business in Galveston,
Tex., and in 18S6 obtained $500 worth of jewelry
from Leopold Weird: Co.Lpf New York City,
for which he never paid. The firm has been
instituting a search, for him for sometime.
They allege that Deprez disposed of the goods
wita a view v ueutiuuuig ua vicuuuis.
-air j.-is.
Inspection ot Post 3 Corporal Tunnert
Beplr to a Democrat' .Resignation
New From the Posts What the Sons of
Veterans Are Doing.
Comrade B. O. Clark, of Post No. 162,
Allegheny, has composed a hymn especially
for Hemeorial Day exercises, the themes
appropriately chosen being gratitude to the
Creator for a united country and reverence
for those who yielded up their lives in its
defense. The meter fits the tune of America.
The poem is as follows:
Thou Gnide of all the free,
Author ofllberty,
Who manhood gave;
Let us our voices raise.
In earnest, fervent praise,
JTor all tbe brighter days
Won by our brave.
O. KeeDerofourdead,
With love we bow the head.
In reverence deep:
Accept thou at this hour
Tbe Incense of each flower
Tbe heart's symbolic dower
JTor those who sleep.
When treason reismed without,
And men were filled with doubt
On land and sea. ....
These sons, 'mid war's black night,
With With and purpose brbzht.
Went forth to plant the right
For liberty.
In memory, too, w'd keep
Our debt to those who sleep
On battle fields.
Unmarked though be their graves,
They are not trod by slaves,
J or flag or treason waves ,
Above their shields.
O Lord, thy providence
Has bei n the truth's defense
And freedom's friend.
Colombia's praise to thee
Shall rite from sea to sea,
Jfor her dear liberty,
Till time shall end.
From Hl Own Post.
At a regular meeting of Colonel W. H. Moody
Post 155; G. A R., held in their hall on Friday
evening, May 17, the following preamble and
resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Tbe great destroyer has once more
entered our ranks and chosen for his victim Com
rade PastjCommander Samuel Harper, one of our
most prominent members and active workers, one
who has not only occupied a high and prominent
poiltlon in this post, but one whose merits and
ability have been recognized br bis comrades
everywhere, hot particularly by tbe Department
orPennsvlvania, which they nianifestedby elect
ing him to the highest and most nonorablcposl
tlon in that bodv: and at various times placing:
him in positions of importance and trust, all of
which he filled with honor to himself and com
rades everywhere; and
Whereas, Onr comrade has been ruthlessly
taken from us in the prime of life. In the high
tide of a useful and honored career, and we his
comrades who were associated with him for so
many years, in fraternity and charity, sit within
tbe shadow of a mysterious dispensation, would
offer a feeble but well merited tribute to his mem
ory. Our comrade was in the truest sense a man,
keenly alive to his duty to his comrades and to
humanity, and possessing tbe firm and lofty reso
lution to perform it to the tullest extent of bis
ability and opportunity. In his charity he was
unostentatious, constant in his devotion to his
friends, blgh minded and honorable, and In all
E laces of trust his integrity was inflexible, and In
is dealings with others he was an example of
honor and truth, and the unvarying love of his
great heart was the central sun which attracted
the loving devotion of wife, family and comrades;
Besolved, That in the midst of out own desola
tion we extend to tbe sorrowing wife and children
our slncerest tsympathy in this hour of trial and
mingle onr own with their sorrow and bow oar
hearts before tbe altar at which their lay bleed
lnir therefore.
Kesolved, That these resolutions be spread upon'
toe recora oj mis post anu a copy oe sens to we
family of our deceased comrade.
Jacob sottel,
it. M. oabgo,
T. E. Boss, Committee.
Inspection or -Tost 3.
The following general orders have been
Issued by Post 8:
Headquabtebs Gen. Alex. Hats Post)
Ho. 3, Defabtment op Pennsylvania,
G. A. B., PITTSBDBG, May 13. J885. J
General Orders No. 2.
I. OQclal notice has been received from
Comrade A. M. Carline, Assistant Inspector at
Large. Department of Pa., U. A. K., that Com
rade Win. K. Long, Post No. 157, Assistant In
spector has been detailed to inspect this post,
Mondav evening. May 20, 1S59.
II. The members of Post No. 3 are hereby
directed to assemble in the post room in full O.
A. K. uniform, as prescribed by tbe post by-laws
white vests and gloves at 8 o'clock P. II., of
that date for Inspection.
HI. The musicians of tbe post, including Com
rade John Curtln, bugler, will report to tne Ad
jutant for duty at tne same hour.
IV. The Commander earnestly requests a full
attendance of the comrades In order that tbe post
can present a fair representation or its strength
and sustain tbe high order of merit it has so well
deserved and received on past similar occasions.
V. In compliance with section 2, article 9, post
by-laws, nominations will be opened at the regu
lar muster, Monday evening. May 20, 1889, to fill
the vacancy in office incident to the death of our
lamented Commander, J. M. Eoberts. The elec
tion will take place Immediately thereafter.
By order, W. F. Spike,
Senior Vice Commander,
W. H. LAMbeet, Adjutant.
Sleeting of tbe Memorial Committee.
The Joint Memorial Day Committee met last
evening In Municipal Hall, with Comrade H.
H. Bengough presiding. Post 203 requested to
be detailed, in charge Of Commander Adley, to
hold special services at Lincoln Cemetery.
Commander O. M. Head, of Post 259. was se
lected as Commander of tbe Day at Allegheny
Cemetery. Rev. J. F. Riley will deliver the
memorial address at the Flats. The Sons of
Veterans were invited to participate In the
decoration of soldiers' graves at tho Allegheny
Corporal Tanner' Manly Reply.
To a special examiner, who wrote to Com
missioner Tanner offering bis resignation, and
saying he supposed the Commissioner would
not care to retain in office men who were
not in sympathy with him politically, Commis
sioner Tanner replied:
Ibegtoassnreyou that I did not sit down in
this office to wage warfare on employes thereof
who may happen to differ from me politically;
especially if, as la your case, they were men who,
like myself, wore the blue.
He continued to say he wanted efficiency, with
a disposition to help the old soldier to prove his
claim rather than a disposition to knock him out.
Grand Armv Note.
Post 259 was inspected Tuesday evening.
The Department of Tennessee has 2,513 mem
bers in good standing.
These is no improvement in the condition of
Comrade Pitzer of Post 1L
The first post in! South Carolina is to be es
tablished shortly at Charleston.
Comrade Kinzte Moore of Post 41 has
been laid up for some time from a paralytic
The ladies of Clark ClrcleNo. 11 will prepare
dinner for Post 182 and Invited guests on Me
morial Day.
The Prisoners of War Association will be in
vited to parade with Post 162, Allegheny, on
Memorial Day.
Comeade J. M. (Private) Dalzell has ac
cepted tbe invitation to speak in Pittsburg on
Memorial Day.
Genebai. Wk. T. Sheeman will be among
the guests of Meade Post, of Philadelphia, on
Memorial Day.
Post 648, Wllkinsburg, will be inspected
next Saturday nieht. the 25th, by Chief Muster
ing Officer X. S. Rees.
Department Cojimandee Stettaet will
deliver the Memorial Day oration this year for
Post 118, of Columbia, Pa.
Department Command ee E. B. McEleot
of Oregon, was a member of the One Hundredth
Pennsylvania ("Roundheads").
Post 157 -will attend memorial service at
Grace Reformed Church, Webster avenue, near
Grant street, on Sunday evening, May 28.
Fob tbe twentieth time since the war the
survivors of the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry
will meet at Pleasant Grove on Jane 13.
It is said that the sailors will have a candi
date for Commander-in-chief at the National
Encampment at Milwaukee.in August.
Colokjo, Wj J, Patteesoh will deliver an"
-M - 1 - . t i n
address next Thursday sight at Post 157. Sub
ject, "Iho Mistakes and Misfortunes of tbe
Resolutions on the death of Past Depart
ment Commander Harper were passed at Post
I62's meeting last eveninsr. Several comrades
of his own regiment made appropriate remarks.
The funeral services ot Comrade Samuel
Harper, late of Post 155, were held at St. An
drew's Episcopal Church on Ninth street yes
terday afternoon at 3 o'clock and 'Were largely
Thomas M. Fishes, lately elected Com
mander of the Department of Colorado, was a
Pennsylvania boy. He was a member of Com
pany G, Second Pennsylvania Reserves, and
afterward of the One Hundred and Nlntleth
Encampment NO. 1, on invitation of Rev.
Mackay, will attend memorial services at St
Peter's Episcopal Churoh, corner of Diamond
and Grant streets, on Sunday evening. May 26.
This encampment has placed a splendid organ
in its new hall at an expense of &25. '
The, Union Veteran Legion has taken de
cided grounds in favor of having a rating fixed
for soldiers who suffered in prison pens. The
several examining boards frequently have old
veterans before them, broken down In health.
the cause of which undoubtedly was their
prison experience.
The organization of the Naval Veterans is
growing rapidly. Last month three new local
associations were organized, one each at
Washington. D. Cm Milwaukee and St. Paul.
Three more will be organized the current
month, one at Erie. Pa., one at Atlantic City,
and one at Albany, N. Y.
Comeade Thomas R.Soss Inspected Post
157 on Thursday evening. He reported every
thing In excellent shape. A series of -resolutions
on tbe death of Major Samuel Harper
were adopted, which will be engrossed and sent
to bis family. One recruit was mustered and
four aDplications ware received.
' The bTfpermirang"thePennsj,Tama'R
serves to pool their appropriations for monu
ments at Gettysburg, for the purpose of erect
ing a memorial hall, has been vetoed by Gov
ernor Beaver. This action of the Governor, it
is hardly necessary to say, is deeply regretted
by the survivors of tbe famous Reserves.
A list of names of deceased soldiers, for
whose graves there are headstones at the Alle
gheny Valley Railroad freight depot at Six
teenth street, was published in this column last
Sunday. If their friends or the members of the
posts to which they belonged will step forward
and interest themselves Immediately the bead
stones can be placed by Memorial Day.
Comeade Colonel John R. Ouesleb, of
Post 4, Latrobo, Pa., one of the best known
Grand Army men in Western Pennsylvanla,wa3
nominated by the Republicans ot Westmore
land county for the ofiBce of sheriff, his ma
jority being S21. The county is considered safe
ly Republican, and bis election is almost
These is some talk of organizing a new col
ored post In Little Washington. There Is
plenty of material to commence on, as there
are about 100 colored veterans in that vicinity
who do not belong to the G. A R.. and several
members of Post 200, of the Southside, now
live there who think the expense too great to
come to the city to their post meetings. By all
means, boys, get up a post there. .
Chaeles Lawrence, the new Department
Commander of Pennsylvania, Onion Veteran
Legion, accompanied by a portion of bis staff
andSeniorVIce National Commander Miller,
of Philadelphia, will reach this city to-morrow
morning, and in tbe evening will pay an official
visit to Encampment No. L A verv large meet
ing is expected. Commander Lawrence is
Harbor Master of Philadelphia, and one ot
the best speakers in that city.
Colonel John W. Patterson Post 151
has its Memorial Day arrangements almost
completed. It will be escorted by Company F,
Eighteenth Regiment, N. G. P.; Birmingham
and Capital Councils, O.U. A.M.; Iron City,
Smoky City and Acme Councils, Jr. O. U. A M.,
and Avalon Castle, Knights of the Golden
Eagle. Hays Camp, No. 4, Sons of Veterans,
and Colonel J. V. Patterson Relief Corps are
assisting tbe post in its arraneements. The
post will attend memorial service at the Bing
ham M. E. Church on the morning and at St.
Mark's P. E. Chnrch on the evening of Sunday,
May 26.
That was a commendable action of General
S. C. Lawrence Post No. 63, of Medf ord, Mass.,
in returning to Rev. J. P. Abbott his applica
tion for membership as a contributory member,
with its accomoanvlner fee. Mr. Abbott, in a
receut sermon, reflected very severely upon
Grand Army veterans, and made the assertion
that "more men owed their disabilities to
whisky from the sutlers' tent than to shot and
shell." He also alluded to them as "whisky
scarred and maimed veterans." The Grand
Army is an honorable body, and could not con
sistently take such a man into membership.
Perhaps at no time since the close of the
late war have the semi-military societies, those
growing out of associations formed during tbe
war, been so active as during the present year
This is true of all of them. It Is true also of
the Sons of Veterans and the ladles' and
womens organizations. It is difficult to keeD
track of these latter and their differences.
Tbis activity has extended to tbe Society of
tbe Cincinnati, composed ot descendants of
those who served during the Revolutionary
War. It is probable there will be a larger num
ber of company, regimental and other reunions
thisyear than ever before. These will be at
flood tide at the National Encampment at Mil
waukee the last week in August.
The One Hundredtn ("Roundhead") Regi
ment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, will hold its
next annual reunion at Rock Point, August 22.
Tho fallowing day the One Hundred and Thirty-fourth
Pennsylvania Volunteers will hold
its reunion at Butler. The late Dr. Daniel
Leasure was colonel of the former regiment,
while Senator Matthew Stanley Quay was the
first colonel of the latter. Both reclments
were composed mainly ot Lawrence county sol
diers. Battery B, First Artlllery.Pennsylvanla
Reserve Volunteer Corps, also of Lawrence
county, of which William McClelland, of this
citv, was the last commander, will bold its
twentieth annual reunion at Mount Jackson on
the 8th of June, the twenty-eighth anniversary
of its going into camp.
Son of Veteran.
During the month of April 74 camps of the
Sons of Veterans were organized.
Davis Camp, at its last meeting, decided
not to turn out on Decoration Day as a body.
John A Logan, Jr., has been appointed an
aid-de-camp on the staff of Commander-in-Chief
George B. Abbott, of the Sons of Vet
rans. The penny contributions by the members of
Davis Camp and their auxiliary, Ladles' Aid
No. L. amounting to 16 01, will be turned over
to Post 3, G. A R.
The first of a series of open meetings to be
given the third Monday evening of each month
by Camp S3, ot Allegheny, will be held to-morrow
evening at their ball, 23 Federal street.
There will be a special meeting of Andrew
Carnegie Camp No. 162, Sons of Veterans, on
on Tuesday evening next at their headquarters.
All members are requested to attend as busi
ness of importance to all will be transacted.
The members of Andrew Carnegie Camp No.
162, Sons of Veterans, extend ahearty welcome
to comrades of the G. A. R. to meet with them
at their headquarters. No. 80S Grant street,
city, on Tuesday evening at 8 P. M. It affords
us great pleasure iu meet, iuo oiu veterans ana
ar their
- experiences.
She Is on Author, n Doctor, an Artist and an
Mew York Sun.1
There is a woman in this city who is an
anthor, a doctor, an artist and an actress.
After breakfast in the morning she spends a
couple of hours over the manuscript of the
story or essay which she has been employed
to write. From 10 to 2 she practices med
icine and receives patients in her office. She
next works at her easel as a painter till 6,
and makes pictures, for which she finds buy
ers. After dinner and an hour's rest she
betakes herself to a theater, where she plays
the light part for which she may be set
down in the cast.
Besides all, she is a mother, knows how
to make her own clothes, and understands
how to use her income irom all her profes
sions. And yet there are men in New
York who talk of the inferiority of the fe
male sex as compared with their own.
Genuine Bluslcal Sand.
The existence of the phenomenon of "mu
sical sand" has recently been discovered at
Stndland Bay, Dorsetshire. Some of onr
musicians may lack sand, hut it is doubtful
if the newly discovered "musical sand" has
as much grit as the American prima donna
who charges $4,000 a night for singing.
Lakeside Modesty.
Washington Post. 1
"We believe it was a member of the Chi
caeo Literary Aggregation who, on being
asked If he could read Greek, modestly re
plied: "I don't know. I never tried."
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Dockstader's Minstrels
Lily Clay's Company
The above are the theatrical attractions this
The Bijou Theater closed Its doors last night.
The Academy of Musio' will not be open after
this week. The Grand Opera House will stay
open for two weeks more. Harris' Theater will
not be shut till July apparently.
The Gray t Stephens Combination will open
Harris' Theater to-morrow afternoon In their
sensational drama, "The Old Oaken Bucket,"
which will be presented for the first four days
of the week, "Without a Home" being given
for tbe balance of the engagement. Both
dramas will have the advantage of special
scenery from tbe studios of leading Metropoli
tan artists. The mechanical effects are of the
most realistic character. Minnie Oscar Gray,
who is one of the best male impersonators on
tbe stage, will appear as Haas and Meisenger
Boy IS. In female attire she is charming. Ihe
supporting company is a cood one. and the sev
eral boys tbat figure, in the plot of tbe play are
certainly the best trained on tbe stage.
If anything under tbe sun can tempt an
audience to cheer up the Grand Opera House
this week it should be Dockstader's Minstrels,
who are tho best artists in their field to-day.
There Is an enormous number of special fea
tures In tho programme besides an unusually
attractive lot of popular songs and humorous
sketches. Mr. Dockstader is very funny they
say in "Herbert Eelsey Bellow," a skit upon
dude actors. The performance finds a fitting
and surprisingly novel finale in Dockstader's
latest ray of lunacy entitled the "Musical Bliz
zard." This is given by means of a gigantlo
musical staff painted on canvas, and which fills
up the entiro stage. And through the places
where the notes ought to be stick the heads of
all the performers, who sine a melange of pop
ular music under the directorship of George
Marion, who Is made np as Seide Wagner, and
Dockstader made up as Gotterdamarung
Meyerbeer, an eccentric conductor of sounds
and bangs. Tbis is beyond question one of tbe
best minstrel companies America has ever seen.
N. S. Wood will appear at Harris' Theater
during the last three weeks of June in a ronnd
of bis old plays, "Jack Sheppard" and all "The
Boy" series. It is understood tpbe something
in the natnre of a farewell season of Mr. Wood,
who immediately after be leaves Pittsburg will
go to Europe. He will be here for three weeks
from June 10.
The old-time marvel, Blind Tom, will appear
at the Bijou Theater on Thursday afternoon
and evening and Friday evening. May 23 and
24. He will sine as usual in several-languages
and tbe following is a sample programme:
"Fantasie KIgoletto" Liszt
"Battle or Manassas" (by Blind Tom).
Delta Kappa Epsllom March" Pease
"March Timpani" (composed by Blind Tom).
"Sonatas" Beethoven
"Kantasle." "Moses in Eftypt" Tbalberg
"When the Swallows Homeward Fly" (which
Blind Tom sings In German, French or En
(Uish). "Plantation Melodies."
Imitation of tbe bagpipe.
Imitation of tbe music box.
Imitation of the chnrch organ.
Imitation of tbe locomotive.
"Little Johnny." Original song.
"Cyclone Galop, " lately composed by BllndTom.
Also imitations of Josef Hofman.
Hepbubn Johns.
B. P. O. E. Nate.
The last meeting was the best attended for a
long time.
Brother Madden has been seriously 111 the
past week.
Mb. Elphtnstone took his first at tbe last
Brother Weiss, of Detroit Lodge, was in
the city last week.
Bbother Allen, of New Castle Lodge, was
in the city last Friday.
Brother Gotthold, of No. 7, visited us at
the last communication.
The members of Cincinnati Lodge are all
anxious to get into their new hall.
Brother Jim Maffet was In town last
week with the Evangeline company.
These were 112 dozen of flags sold on Wednes
day evening. Not so bad for a start.
Bbother Clem McGee, of New YorkLodge
No. I, was at the Academy last week.
Brothers Nat Jones andTarr, of Boston
Lodge, were both in tbe city last week. ,
Messrs. Ward, Sellers and Cochran took
their second at the last communication.
Brother Rust Glasses returned home
last week from a ten days' trip to New York.
Eveby member of No. U should do allln
bis power to see that the line of march is dec
orated. Beothes Randall, of Mansfield Lodge,
has just recovered from a serious Illness, and
was in the city last week.
The Executive Committee met onlast Thurs
day evening, and have adopted a uniform to be
worn on tne aay oi tne paraue.
The Committee on Music shonld make ar
rangements to get their music for the social
session and also their band for the parade.
Bbother Gotthold, of Baltimore Lodge
No. 7, was here last week in advance of the
Lillian Clay Company, which plays at the Acad
emy tbis week.
Brothers Ed Taer and Ben Miles, of Bal
timore Lodge, Al Lawrence, of Cleveland, and
Dick Gorman, of the Golden Gate Lodge, were
at tbe Opera House last week.
Frank Irving, who died at Cincinnati, was
buned with Elks' honors at Elks' Rest, in ML
Greenwood Cemetery, last Sunday. Chicago
Lodge gave their late brothera worthy funeral.
Floral emblems were sent by a number of sister
lodges, and Walter Gale, of the Thompson
Company, telegraphed an orderfor a handsome
bank ot flowers. All efforts to find the rela
tives of the deceased have proved unsuccess
ful. From all accounts the reunion of the B. P.
O. Elks, to be held here in June, will be one of
tbe best ever held. From the communications
received from lodges all over the country it
seems there will be a great many people here.
Every member of No. 11 should bear this in
mind and do all in his power to make there
union a success, and also to insure the visiting
brothers a hearty welcome. Let every member
go to work with a cood will and there is no
reason why it should not be a grand success.
In speaking of tbe new lodge in Evansvllle.
Ind., a paper of that city says: "This order is
comparatively unknown in this city, except
that people generally have had an idea con
cerning the order, believing it to have been
composed of professional people only, bat It
now appears that people of all callings are ad
missible to the society, provided they pass mus
ter as thorough gentlemen. From tbe sub
joined list ot charter members one can easily
draw bis own conclusions as to the character
of the order organized in this city. Tbe names
are certainly representative ones and of high
standing, and when gentlemen of high standing
in this community like those embraced in tbe
charter member list band themselves together
in an order, there can be no doubt of its suc
cess." Only 81 00
For a dozen fine cabinet photographs at
Hendricks & Co.'s new Photo. Parlors, 68
Federal st., Allegheny. xrssa st
Attend our clearance sale for a bargain;
great values in every department.
M-wrau . Hugts & Hacke.
Eosekbatjm & Co. show the largest and
finest line of parasols and sun umbrellas in
,the two cities. Their prices are below all
others. Eee for yourself.
Select Knlghl A. O. TJ. W.
'The Grand Cominanderpaid his first official
Visit to Bradford Legioq No. 18 ott Thursday
evening last, and was heartily received by tbe
Colonel OdelL of the Second Regiment of
S. K., expects to bay o bis command in good
shape for the Conneant lake encampment and
well represented.
Duke Center Legion 'No. M, located at Der
rlck City, was visited on Friday evening by the
Grand Commander and a number of comrades
fromNos. 16 and 13. The Grand Commander
returned to Oil pity and participated at tbe in
stitution of the new lodge and the parade of
the Select Knights of Northwestern Pennsyl
vania last evening.
Grand Commander Patterson arrived at
Bradford Tuesday afternoon last, and was
given a royal reception by the comrade of
McKean count. Bradford Legion No 18 ac
companied tho Grand Commander on Tuesday
evening to Tarport for the purpose of paying
an official visit to Washington Legion No. 13.
The comrades were out in full force: the even-
J ing was well spent in social Intercourse. Some
excellent speeches wero maup uutiuk uw avcu
ing for the good of the order. Colonel A P.
Odell, P. G. C., James A Lindsey, Berrlnger,
Hastings and Gash were untiring In their
efforts to make the Grand Commander's visit
among them a pleasant one.
Eoynl Arcnnnm.
Assessment No. 422, making the sixth for
1S83, bas just been called on death No. 3773.
Tbe late Major Samuel Harper was an en
thusiastic member of the R. A. ana addressed
many public meetings In the Interests of tbe
Nearly JILEOO.OOO have now been paid to
the families of deceased members. Of this
sum nearly half a inillioo. bas been paid to the
families of deceased members in tbis county.
Grand Regents E. Joseph A Langfitt and E.
Lindsay Grier, Bsq., addressed Arcanum meet
ings at Harlansburg on the 11th, New Wil-
at which place they were reinforeed by 8. U,
Trent, Esq., and C. E. Cornelius, Esq. Brothers
Trent and Langfitt addressed a meetlne at
Linesvilleon the 17th, and Brother Grier
talked to the Greenville brethren on the same
night. A similar programme is mapped out
for next week at which addresses will be made
by other speakers.
Pennsylvania has 13 representative dis
tricts under the new law.
The Supreme Archon has about completed
grouping the conclaves Into supreme represen
tative districts.
Major Samuel Harper was a member of In
dustry Conclave No. m. This conclave has lost
four members by death since it was instituted.
Allegheny county expects to increase snffl
ciently during the present term to give it seven
supreme representatives in the next Supreme
Session. This will require some hard work,but
it can be done.
Knights of Pythias.
Keystone Assembly was instituted May 9,
1889, by Mrs. A A Young, Grand Chancellor
Commander, assisted by Mrs. J. McLoughlin,
Grand Keeper of Record and Seal. Twenty
five applicants were initiated. Remarks were
made by the Grand Chancellor Commander
and Keeper of Records and Seal, which were
listened to attentively by the members. This
is an organization composed of the mothers,
wives, sisters and daughters of tbe Knights of
Pythias. It is new in this section of tbe coun
try. Any lady wishing to become a member
should address Miss Laura Headrlck, 301
Rebecca street, Allegheny.
Jr. 0. 17. A. HI.
Iron City Council No. 171, Jr. O. TJ. A M.,
celebrated Its twelfth anniversary at Odd'
Fellows Hall, Sarah street, South Side, on
Friday evening. May 10.
Summer Furbishing.
It is now, during the hot spell, that we
think of furnishing bnr homes to he cool
and inviting. Chairs, rockers and settees
made especially for the summer trade now
on exhibition: P. C. Schoeneck,
711 Liberty street.
Fob a finely cut, neat-fitting suit leave
your order with Walter Anderson, 700
Smithfield street, whose stock of English
suitings and Scotch, tweeds is the finest in
the market; imported exclusively for his
trade. sn
Rosenbaum & Co. show the largest and
ifinest line of parasols and sun umbrellas in
the two cities. Their prices are below all
others. See for yourself.
PeUieOse awnings at Mamaux & Son's,
bit and ss-J Jfenn ave.
Opens up the grandest chance for bargains at
Of the stock of J. R. ANDERSON, at 138
Federal street, Allegheny, Pa.
Dry Goods
Lace Curtains,
Hosiery, Underwear and Curtain Poles,
- Carpetirigs.
The grandest bargains seen in this neighbor
hood. T, M, LATIMER,
138 Federal St, Allegheny, Pa.
408 and 408 Wood St
"Wholesale and. Retail.
Baby Carriages, Parasol Tops, only $5.
Girls' Tricycles, all sizes, 58 75 to 12 50.
Boys' Iron Velocipedes, $3 60 to ?6 50.
Boys' 4-"Wheel "Wagons, with seat, 95c.
Full Set Croquet, varnished, in box, sold
everywhere at $1 25, only 75c
Union "Web Hammocks, warranted to
hold 300 pounds, 75c, 05a and 1 00.
Large Size Genuine Mexican Hammock
only ?1 25.
Ladies' and Gents' Traveling Bags, all
styles and sizes, 50c to 54 50.
Children's Iron Bakes, Hoes and Shovels
Boys' Sail Boats, 15c to 51 00.
Fans, beautiful styles, 5e to 50c.
Elegant Stvles of Picture Frames and
Decorated "Wall Pockets, 25o to 51 00.
Black"Walnutand Oak Tables only Jl 00.
112-Piece Decorated Dinner Set, 53 50.
10-Piece Decorated Toilel Set, 52 25.
12-Piece Decorated Toilet Set, with Jar,
56-Piece Decorated Tea Set, $2 89.
Also full line Tinware, Glassware and
10,000 different articles on our Cc and 10c
The great success of Mrs Harriet Hubbard
Ayer in the Introduction of Recamler Cream,
made from the original formula of Madame
Recamler. has produced such a crop of imita
tors, most of them men working under the
names of women, that It really has become ex
ceedingly annoying to be classed as in a busi
ness with such persons, so that from-thistimo
henceforth all persons using the Recamler
Preparations or writins to. Mrs. Aye on busi
ness in connection with them. Including appli
cations for free samples of powder, must direct
their letters and get postal orders to the order
of The Recamler Manufacturing: Company, S3
and 51 Park place, New York City.
From and after this date no attention will ba
paid to business letters not addressed to
S3 and M Park place, Kew York.
New Yobk, December 20, 1S83.
Dzab MbS. Atee Immediately after my re
turn to New York to open my engagement Z
purchased a jar of your Recamler Cream, a
bottle of Recamler Balm and some powder
which I bad seen strongly indorsed by Mrs.
James Brown Potter and Mrs. Lanztry. I also
find theRecamier Preparations absolutely peer
less, and assure yon I shall always use them.
If this letter can In any way be of service to
you do not hesitate to nse it.
Very sincerely yours,
lime. Modjeska, Countess of Bozenta.
You can have a beautiful complexion by
using the Recamler Cream, provided yon avoid
all cosmetics, it will remove the damage caused
by cosmetics. It will remove pimples, liver
spots, blackheads and redness ot the skin.
Any of these imperfections on a woman's tace
Is equivalent to a painted sign saying: "This
woman is uncleanly in her personal habits; she
does not think it worth while to make herself
attractive." Send for free sample of Recamler
S3 and 54 Park Place, New York City.
A Few Word Abont Soap.
Mme. Pattl gives her opinion of Harriet Hub
bard Ayer's Recamler Soap in the following
Cbaio t Nos Castle, October 13, 1S87.
Recamler Soap Is perfect. I thought other I
nM (rrwir) htif Thnr! navtt.trlAilthaP.fmln. i
1 shall never use any other. It far surpasses
an toilet soap.
Adexjita Patti Nicoifcxr.
While we will have to deprive you from gaz
ing at beautiful advertisements In the shape oi
pictures, etc., wo respectfully call your atten
to the following testimonials as to the merits o
the Recamler Sarsaparilla.
Usited States Senate
Washikgtoit.D. C. May 15, M83. J
'airs. Harriet Hubbard Ayer, eir York City,
' Mr Deab Madame I hadjtteen )tring
from a severe cold and my system was quite de
bilitated when a friend sent me a couple of bot
tles of your Recamler Sarsaparilla which I
tried, and am pleased to say I have derived
much benefit from its nse. I believe it is a
very valuable preparation.
I am very respectfully,
Jobs H. Mitchell.
New Yobk, April U, 1889.
Mm Harriet Hubbard Ayer.
Deab Madame Through the solicitation of
a friend I was Induced to try a bottle of your
"Recamler Sarsaparilla." It is a great remedy,
giving, as it does, tone and vigor to the system.
I can cheerfully recommend it, and especially
to all professional and business men who bo
come worn out from time to time by overwork,
and suffer great physical fatigue and nervous
anxiety on account of their arduous duties.
Gratefully yours, Gensesg S. BEDroEE.
The lovely and accomplished daughter of the
great Chief Justice and Finance Minister of
Abraham Lincoln writes to Mrs. Ayer about
her Recamler Sarsaparilla:
Washington, April 4, 18SS.
Mrs. Harriet Hubbard Ayer.
MT Deab Madame I find the Recamler
Sarsaparilla superior to all others I have tried,
and cordially recommend it as an excellent
family medicine, Yours sincerely,
Katheeiwe Chase.
The Work of Some of New York's Charitable
Institutions. -.
St. Geobge's Chapel.
Chttbch of the Reeobmatket,
130 Stanton st. New York.
Mrs. Harriet E. Ayer:
Deab Madame For some months I have
been using your Vita Nuova among our poor
and sick with excellent results, but buying at
retail makes it rather expensive for charity
work, although we never buy less than one
half dozen bottles at a time. Will yon Supply
this Mission Chapel direct from your manu
factory at wholesale rates for sucb small pur
chases as a dozen bottles at an order. Yours
truly, C. Scaddixg, Minister In Charge.
December 11. 1888.
New YoeE, August 18, 1888.
Deab Mbs. Ateb Having tried your Vita
Nuova with perfect satisfaction, we cheerfully
recommend Its use to all persons suffering
from the ills mentioned In your Danger Sig
nals. Wishing yon God's blessing, yours ever
gratefully, Little Sisters of tne Poor,
sb. meeante.
St. Geobge's Memoriae House, i
206 East 16th st. New York, Dec 21, 1888. (
Mrs. Harriet Hubbard Ayer:
Deab Madame The Rev. Dr. Rainsford
has desired me to write and ask of you a favor.
Last year you most generously donated a large
quantity of Vita Nuova for the parish poor. It
has been carefully dispensed and has proven
most beneficial to many.
The la& bottle was given a few days ago, and
the favor I am desired to ask is: "Would yon
again kindly remember the poor sick by con
tributing for their use some more of your ex
cellent tonicT
With sincere thanks for the benefit you have
conferred by your gift, I remain, dear roadame,
yours truly, J. E. Fobseeet.
Vita Nuova Is tho best remedy for dyspepsia,
nervousness, sleeplessness and overwork. It
will assist the weak stomach, it will rest tho'
weary brain, it will "brace up" the shattered
nerves. As it is made from tbe prescription of
a famous physician, you are not taking a quack
medicine. As It Is made by an honest manu
facturer, you are sure of pure ingredients. As
It is used and indorsed by men and women jou
all know and respect, you are not using an un-,
known or untried remedy: only be careful to
get tho genuine; refuse substitutes.
NEW YORK CITY. -myl7-l