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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SUNDAY MAT 26, 1880.
IN THE SOCIAL SWIM.
POINTS OX POLITENESS.
Tobacco Chevrcrs Scored The Hnblt
Stroncly Condemned When a Silk Hat
Should be Worn Celtnloid Collars and
Cuffs Not the Proper Caper.
nnarTKS toe tub DisrATcn.2
The author of "Don't," in addition to
giving some points on etiquette, presents a
communication on the evil ot the tobacco
cbewer in society. The habit is strongly
condemned, and its votaries are unmerci
fully scored. The question seems to resolve
itself into a charge of unchivalrous conduct
on the part of the American man toward the
A couple, when attending church and passing
down the aisle to a seat, should the Gentleman
precede or follow the lady! Reader.
Wo have answered this question before, but
will repeat our answer. At a theater or con
cert the gentleman necessarily precedes the
lady, because he knows, or is supposod to know,
where the seats are situated, and the way
thereto; at ch urch the gentleman precedes the
lady because it is his province to open the pew
door. The gentleman in all such cases Is the
conductor, the guide: he leads in order that he
may clear away obstacles.in case of a crowd, to
obtain a passage, to act always as protector.
To come behind is the duty of a servant.
What is the proper thing for children to say
in replying "yes'" and "no" to questions asked
them by both male and female?
A ErvriLDEEED Mother.
There is no term that is applicable to both
sexes or that will do for either sex. If two
persons ask a child a question at the same mo
ment a breach of manners has occurred, and
one or the other should withdraw his or her
question. But it is not necessary for a child
always to say '"sir" or "ma'am;" in fact, accord
ing to the rules of the best circles, a child
should be taught to say "Yes, uncle," "No,
aunt," "Yes, papa," instead of "Yes, sir," "No,
ma'am," etc.; and often plain "yes" or "no"
may be used, if the tone is respectful. The
Americans are accused of using "sir" to ex
cess, its over-frequent introduction In conver
sation being thought vulgar.
"WHERE TO WEAR A SILK HAT.
What are the rules in regard to wearing the
bat? Is it proper to wear a silk hat with a
tack coat; A.B.D.
With Americans great license prevails in
wearing the hat. In England, en the contrary,
the rules are very strict, and certain modifica
tions of them have been adopted by a few clnb
men here. According to the English dictum,
a silk bat (that is a high hat) should be worn
with a frock coat, bnt never with a sack coat,
or jacket, as this article is designated by En
glishmen. The Derby hat, as we call it. must
be worn only w ith a sack coat: .but neither the
tack coat nor the Derby hat is admissible on
the promenade or in the "city," these articles
being limited to the train or country. A soft
bat shonld never be worn except when travel
ing or on sporting occasions. It would be ab
surd to follow the English strictly in wearing
the bat, bnt they are worth heeding: and allow
ing for differences of climate, may be advan
tageously followed in some instances. Let us
at least not wear a silk hat with a sack coat.
What is yonr opinion of wearing celluloid
collars and cuffs? J. C, B.
No lady or gentleman should wear anything
but linen collars and cuffs. Celluloid collars
are about as vulgar as paper collars,wnich men
eo much used a few years ago. Linen is the
only proper ear and that should be white and
BOS'T WKAB OUT TOUR WELCOME.
I am Invited in the country for a fan- days.
How long would it be proper tostay under such
an invitation ? 1quieer.
Not more than three, or at the utmost four,
days. A visitor to a country house should al
ways remember that other visitors may be ex
pected at a definite day, and therefore should
not postpone departure beyond the allotted
Are white or spotted linen shirts preferable
for summer wear In the country 7
Fancy colored linen shirts have no advantage
over shirts of white linen, inasmuch as they
coil just as easily. Colored woolen shirts of
fine texture are appropriate for boating, yacht
ing, pedestrian -excursions, picnics, etxx, hence
for all occasions when white linen is not used
they form a suitable substitute. But decorated
linen is neither useful nor tasteful, however
fashionable It may be.
My friend from Baltimore always calls her
overshoes "gums." Is this right ? Bessie.
And in other places overshoes are commonly
called rubbers or India rubber, which is about
as bad. Call these articles "overshoes." There
is no necessity for designating the material of
which an article of the kind is made.
We have received not a few letters comment
ing upon the almost universal masculine habit
of spitting. Our correspondent has favored us
with an account of an experience in a New
Tork horse car, which we wish all the tobacco
cbewers and spitters in the country would
profit thereby. He designates his communica
tion OUB JTATIONAL HABIT.
There were five of them; three on the opposite
side or the car and two on my side; all were uncom
fortably near, and each man was Industriously
occupied In decorating the floor of the vehicle
with discharges of saliva. Three were tobacco
chewers, and their copious coffee-colored expec
torations soon made unsavory pools at their feet;
the other two discharged a while saliva which was
only a little less coplous'and nauseating than the
other variety, bo persistent and so zealous were
these five men In this occupation that It looked as
If they might have been hired to sit there and spit
at so much an hour.
My cheeks Uncled at first with lndlrnatlon, hut
Dresentlvtbe wbolethtnr bes-an to Imnreas me aa
amusing. Were not these men simply exercising
their natural orlvllejce of expectorating where
and as mnch as they pleased? Ihey ptld their fare;
and a car Is ajjunllc vehicle In which everybody
Is as rood' as anybody else: and what la the floor
-anyway but something to tread upon and spit
upon? Tbelr reply to any protest 1 mlrnt have
jnaae wouia nave oeen aavice energetically ex-
pressed to the effect that if 1 dldn'
't lite tbelr do-
In es I mlcnt get out and walk or
;s l micm get out ana walk or mre
tell them tnat tncy were making the floor very
nasty, and that everybody wh6 came In would
1 them thai tbey were making the floor ve:
stv. and that evervbodr wh6 came In vm
have to tread In the filth: that women's skirts
would fall into its that the right their Tares rave
them was to travel is the car and not to solllt at
their pleasure to have told them all this would
have excltec: their amazement and their Ire.
The right to spit was to them as natural
as the right to breathe they had never doubted it
and had never heard it questioned and yet thty
were not people of the lowest class. They were
dressed tolerably well, and considered themselves,
BO doubt, respectable citizens. But bowdld these
respectable citizens aside In their own houses?
Ilia tbey cover the floors of the passages, the stair
ways, the dining room, the parlor, with stains
that tbe most insensible would scarcely call orna
mental? Did they and their wives and their
daughters always sit down with their feet in spool
ortobaceo Juice? Ana then did they spit all day
long as persistently and energetically as they were
doing on this occasion? 1 dared not think of tbelr
homes, or follow them in their vocations to see
and bear them for a duration of ten minutes was
more than enough.
A GROTESQUE FICTURE.
And yet I was amused. I had just been reading
one of Frederick Harrison's brilliant essays on
the "Worship or Humanity" the new religion
which makes mankind the object of worship and
reverence and I thought ot humanity with a big
H as a universal tobacco chewer, as an embodied
expression of expectoration and of worshiping It!
The picture seemed a little grotesque, andirrevb
rent laughter sprang to my lips.
1 am i afraid that the thoucbtof man as a spltter,
as a cbewer of tobacco, as a being ceaselessly
ejecting unsavory streams from his mouth, is ra
tal to not a few visions of the race. "How noble
In reason, "exclaims Hamlet, bjfbrm and mov
ing, how express .and admirable, In action -how
like an angel. Id apprehension bow like a rod, the
beauty of the -world, the paragon of animals.'
This Is rerr noble, but in order to sympathize
wlih It fully I must forgetniy five paragon tobacco
splltersln a Mew lore street car, and Hamlet
lived before the days of tobacco. In apprehension
how like a rod that is when be seizes upon his to
bacco poach. In action like an angel that ia
-when he squirts his tobacco Juice oyer your newly
In truth, vile habits, like tobacco chewing and
spittlnjr. kill not only virtue In those who indulge
In thein, but in those who are compelled to witness
them. Who can be inspired to serve humanity
when humanity Is unsavory and disgusting In lis
.radices' To din for vonr country is the old
riotlc asuiratlon. Dvlnr for roar country Is
lnr for other people, and If other people means
my Are companions in the street car, with their,
quids and their ejections, I shall think about It
This habit Is entirely American not merely the
habit of tobacco chewing, but the habit among
men who do not chew Utbacco of ceaselessly spit
ting. The climate Is the cause, some say. Hut
American women do not spit more than the
omen of other countries, and therefore climate
cannot be the cause, for climate Is no respecter of
sexes, ti e 01 America are
A NATION OP SPrTTERS
and are recognized as such the world over. It is
not an agreeable reputation. The spittoon is almost
an unknown article elsewhere; here it is fairly a
national emblem. In many parts of the country
its presence Is most revolting. 1 recall an In
stance of an artist who was aeked to go on a
sketching tonr In certain districts, and who ret
fused because be would not travel where in hotel
and car be mnst be brought in ceaseless contact
with the tplttoon and the spltter.
"Love thy neighbor as thyself I" is the Scrip
tural Injunction. With all my heart, with one
mental reservation. He xnus. not be a chewer or
Manv complaints are made of the decline of
manners as illustrated by the neglect of gen
tlemen when in a car to offer their seats to la
dles, which at one time they never failed to do.
Is it still incumbent upon a gentleman to do
btrictly speaking, it is, although there is a
growing feeling against it; some men excuse
themselves on the ground that ladies so often
fail to acknowledge the politeness, bnt thelack
of good manners on their part scarcely excuses
a lack of courtesy on our part. There is one
cirenmstance, however, that goes far toward ex
empting men from the attention which is that
veryrarelv does a woman when accompanied
by a lad direct him to vacate his seat for a
lady. A courtesy which women expect from
men they never, it would seem, teach their
own boys to practice. The women have the
training of boys; it is in the household that the
principles and practice of good manners are
taught: and hence if the young men of the pe
riod are deficient in that courtesy toward
women which once characterized all American
gentlemen, are not the women themselves to
blame for it? Let each materfamillas teach
her own bovs the obligations of cood manners.
and then no materfamllias will be likely to
have occasion to complain of discourtesy from
boys or men when she goes abroad.
'AUTHOR OF DOK'T."
On Tuesday evening, June 4, a musical,
literary and social entertainment is to be given
at the Bijou Theater under the auspices of the
Order ol lonu.
Miss May Luty, of Webster street, Allegheny,
gave a birthday party last Wednesday. A num
ber of young folks attended, and a pleasant
afternoon was spent
Mr. and Mrs. William Laird, of Hiland
avenue. East End, gave a delightful dancing
party Monday from 4 to 8 in honor of their
eldest daughter, ElnorMay, being her eleventh
Seventy-five invitations have been Issued for
the four lawn fetes of the "Hawthorne,"
tobeheldatBellevue.P., Ft. W. & CL B. B.
the first Monday in each month, commencing
The various 'classes of Prof. J. 8. Christy's
Dancing Academy, Penn avenue, will hold
their final reception of tho season on Wednes
day next from 8 in the evening till 2 the follow
ing morning. Quite a large and enjoyable
gathering is expected.
The Silver Lake Clnb, under the manage
ment of Prof. J. M. Kennedy, will give the first
of a series of lawn fetes Thursday, June 6. at
Sliver Lake Grove. The club is composed of
60 young men from Pittsburg. Allegheny and
surrounding towns, and none but members will
A delightful birthday surprise party was
tendered Miss Bella Shaw at the residence of
her parents, No. 22 Goodrich street, Allegheny,
by the members of class No. 12 of the Union
Avenue M. P. Church. Among those present
were: Messrs. Elmer Kramer. Robie Kramer,
Charlie Lo ne, Lawrence Inches, Harry Jack
son, Andy Balliet, Willie Faber and others.
One of the pleasant erents of the past week
was a parlor entertainment held at tbe resi
dence of Miss Reynold, 401 Carson street. It
was a highly enjoyable affair. Among those
who took part were: Misses Wise, Alice and
Julia Wagner, Locke, Lyon, Magee, Prinzler,
and Messrs. Bauh, Harrison, Kelly, Reynolds.
McCallister, Bhmiak, Richwme, Kubllng and
A pleasant surprise party was tendered to
Miss Mame Carlin, of Ackley street, last Fri
day evening. Those present were; Misses Kate
Foley, Mame C. Miliigan, Ella Kelly, Gertrude
L. Durler, Bertha Gilchrist, Lizzie and Annie
Camel, Emma and Mary McNally, Mary W.
Smith; Messrs. J. Stewart, Thomas Carlin, Ed
Branan, T. Dawson, Boyd, Reno, Conley,
Camel, Mooney and others.
The A, F. F. Club held a very pleasant social
at the home of one of their number. Miss A'lce
Negley. A pleasant evening was spent in danc
ing, bubble blowing and other eames. Among
those present were: Misses Nona Chessrown,
Aimee and Jean Lambie, Katie Bailey, Lou
Walker, Annie Negley; Fannie Northrop, May
Reis and Alice Negley. Messrs. Reese, Bailey,
Evans, Wright, Gilmore, Weinhaus, Northrop
Avery unique musical and literary enter
tainment will be given by the Young People's
Society of Christ M. E. Church on Monday
evening. May 27. Tbe programme twill consist
of vocal solos, essays, recitations and addresses.
The Misses Cook, Lockwood and Collins, of the
Pittsburg Female College, will participate in
the performances, and add an attractive fea
ture to the entertainment. The entertainment
is free and all are invited.
A pleasant surprise party was held at the
residence of Mrs. Badger in honor of Miss
Kent A very enjoyable evening was spent
Among those present were Misses Annie
Pritchard, Maggie Davis, Ida Hani on, Blanche
and Minnie Barnes, Button. Griffiths, Bryan,
Richardson, Patterson, Kilpatrick, Williams,
Barnei Messrs. Louis and Albert Tower. Cam
eron, Frank, Gerh elm, Berlin, Wilson, Catchen,
Boyce, Campbell, Willetts, Williams and
A very pleasant surprise party was held at
the residence of Miss Maggie Craney on Lake
street Allegheny, Friday evening by a number
of her friends from Lawrenceville. Among tbe
truests were Messrs. James Ritchie, Henry
Ritchie, Charlie Sarrlcks, Chailie Smith and
John Murry: Misses Annie Ritchie, Annie Sar
ricks, Sadie Sarrlcks, Annie and Ellen Cole
man, Miss Marshall and others. They had a
delightful time and luncheon was served and
dancing was enjoyed by all.
Mr. John Mimpfer was tendered a select
surprise party at his home on Independent
street on last Thursday evening by Ed Geotz
and Alynas Mimpfer. Amone those present
were the Misses L. and M, Misklow, E. Baker,
A Keams, T. Weaver, M. Lutz, M. Kearus, M.
Cornelius. A Craig, C. Rodgers, K. Hartman,
M. Sbroder.A Hayuen; Messrs. Joseph Pauley,
T. Crinke, Frank Mauer, James Miaklon, John
Rodgers, August Able, John Lutz, J. Herman,
John Hayden, Charles Oraig, d Meyers and
Mrs. Davis entertained quite a select crowd
of young ladles and gentlemen at her residence.
Liberty avenue near Center, In honor of her
daughter's birthday. Tbe following were pres
ent: Misses Butler, Walk Ferguson. Forbes,
nouu, x-aimers, Cleaving, r rencn, neer, uor
dell, Pentz, Heinz, Crossin, Young, Daubs, Gil
bert, Rugbsnider and Laird. Messrs. Fergu
son. Palmer, McKenzie, Baily, Reed, Cowan,
C. Irwin, Fox, Kidd, Gilbert Tenner, Hays,
Pentz, Castor, woodside, Boas, McCIosky and
Miss Mamie Graham, of Shetland avenne.
East End, was agreeably surprised Thursday
evening by a number of her friends calling
upon her. A very enjoyable evening was
spent Among those present were tbe Misses
Roelrongh, Pherson, Reams, Sprague, Fenner
ty, Burfum, Davies, Murphy, Young, More
land, King, Miss Cope, of Qreensburg, and the
Misses Shuster, Vance and Wren, of Alle-
Eheny; Messrs.CaIdwell,Graham,E. F. Wagner,
haw, Pherson, George F. Wagner, McCart
ney, King, Fennerty, Delavanana Mr. and Mrs.
The Twenty-fifth Ward Debating Society
held its regular meeting Friday, May 21, at Mr.
F. M. Graham's residence. The new officers
were elected as follows: Miss Estella Brooks,
President; Miss Ella Reese, ice President;
Miss Fanny Steck, Treasurer; Mr. John
Henry, Secretary; Mr. Chester Early, Assistant
Secretary; Miss Blanch Banford, Mr. John
Speelman, Mr. Robert Swearer, Programme
Committee. Tbe society will entertain the
Knights of Golden Eagle Friday, May 81. A
special programme has been arranged.
One of the enjoyable affairs of the past week
was the birthday party given in honor of Miss
Anornette Davis, of Liberty avenue.Sbadyside.
Tbe young hostess, assisted by her brother, re
ceived the guests. Dancing, euchre and other
games were tbe features of tbe evening. Among
those present were: The Misses Forbs,Keatlng,
Hinds, Kerr, Lair, Webb, Ferguson, Hilma,
Pentz, Dauds, Crossen, Rnfsnider, GoedelL.
Gilbert, Young, Aggie and Ella Butler, Macgie
and Emma Palmer, Annie and Nellie Wall,
Messrs. Woodside, Corwin, Reed, Bailey, Mc
Cluskey. Boas, Gonway, Palmer, Kidd. Fox,
Tenor, Castor, Greer. Irwin, Pentz. Fergeaon,
Hays, Mackenzie and Davis.
One of the most delightful events ot the sea"
son was a birthday party given at the residence
of Mr. F. Slegwarth, of the Southside, in honor
of the twenty-first brthday of Mr. Chas. Sleg
warth. During the evening the Misses Free
man and George Freeman, ot New York, and
the Misses Fink, of tbe East End, rendered
some vocal selections in a pleasing manner.
After luncheon had been -served the guests de
parted, wishing Mr. Slegwarth many happy re
turns of tbe day. Among those present were
Mr. George and the Misses Annie and Carrie
Freeman, Stella and Millie Fink, Badie Mason,
Annie Smith, Ada and Mamie Huber, Ida
Debold. Sophie and Lena Slegwarth. Messrs.
John Backen, John H. Springer, Ellsworth
Dazzletaker. Chatles Bant and others.
A delightful surprise party was given in
honor of Miss Birdie Ackley by Miss Minnie
Mooney and Nellie Fielding, Thursday even
ing. Among those present were the Misses
Emma Cackill, Laura McClelland, Minnie
Mooney, Mary Founer, Maud Seattle, Lizzie
Davis, Stella Machinery, Sidney and Bessie
Boyd, Bowels and Flick, Minnie Drake,
Nellie Ramsey, Emma Fielding, Birdie Ackley,
Birdie and Nellie Fielding; Messrs. Alex Kin
cald, Walter Anderson, Clare Gould. Will and
Charlie Davis, Tom Boydside, Fred Sehneider,
Will Kerners, West Burns, Bowers. Flick,
George Irwin, Al Machinery, Al Lindsav, John
Jones, Walter Culp, Joe Abbot Ed and Charles
Rothermel, Will Cahili, Frank and Walter
Ackley, Phil Showers, Rob- McKay, Edward
Marcus Fielding, Mr. and Mrs.. Ramsey, Mr.
and Mrs. Ackley, Mrs. Cahili and Mr. and Mrs.
A pleasant surprise party was given Mr.
John A Myler at his home, Nunnery Hill,
Allegheny, on Thursday evening. May 23.
Music, dancing and cards were the features of
tbe evening. At 13 o'clock lunch was served.
Among tbe many present were: Tbe Misses
Emma Bert, May McKee, Ida Royce, Nellie
Elliott, Lou Beatty, Lillian Cready, Lizzie
Smith, KateFairley.MollleCruikshank, Carrie
Heasley, Emma Cooper, Annie Falrley, Frank
Blair, Annie Thompson, Miss Davids, Miss
Mooney, Mrs. Theo. Myler and Mrs. Grant
Anderson; Messrs. Royer, Saville, Lvtle,
Powell, Wriggle, Ainsworth, Lear, James
Mendenball, Tom Duncan. Jesse Hill, Frank
Young, Richardson, Clarence Hill, Charles
Green, Ed Barrett, Will Graham, Sam Till,
John A. Myler, Jr., Will Barrett James Camp
bell, Grant Anderson, Theo. Myler and many
A. home wedding was solemnized at the resi
dence of Mrs. Mary S. Duncan, 237 Robinson
street' Allegheny. The contracting parties be
ing Miss Mattie Reynolds and Mr. R. J. Fulton.
Dr. J. M. Fulton, a cousin of the groom officiat
ing; omy tne near relatives Deing present
J. C. Alles has gone to Cincinnati for two
weeks, on business and ploasure. '
Mrs. J. E. Morrison, of Liberty street re
turned from New Yotk last week.
Miss Stella Dnncan, of Oil City, is the guest
of,Miss Porter, of Western avenue.
B. A. Keenan, of the War DepartmenVWash
ington, D. C, is visiting his friends in Alle
gheny. Miss Ray Cunnineham, of New Castle, is a
guest of Miss Katie Speer.of Pennsylvania ave
Mr. Ben Mathias and daughter Sarah, of
Fifth avenue, left last Thursday for Europe,
where they will spend the summer.
Miss Hattle McComb, of New Castle, is a
visitor to our Festival, being entertained by
Mrs. George Hagao, of North avenue, Alle
gheny. Miss Alice Rheem, of Franklin, Pa., has
visited a number of her friends in Pittsburg
and Allegheny, and is now thej-guest of Mrs.
Colonel W. J. Frick.
Professor Theodore G. Wettach, of this city,
will sail for Europe on July 10, going in the
new steamer City of Paris. He proposes tak
ing in the great Universal Exposition.
Mr. Charles E. Wade, of 718 Penn avenue,
grandson of Dr. M. E. Gillespie, leaves this
week on a pleasure trip to Mexico in company
with his uncle, tbe Hon. Levi C. Wade, of
Mr. Alfred M. Hanna, son of J. M. Hanna, of
Allegheny, left yesterday for a tour of Eastern
watering places for the benefit of his health.
He will visit Utratton lodge, in New Yook, be
fore he returns home.
Mrs. Joseph Craig is in New York City.
Miss Neil, ofTitusville,Fa.,is visiting Miss
Mrs. Cossitt, of Troy, N. Y., is the guest of
Mrs. Charles Pease.
Mr. and Mrs. Ethelbert Nevin, of Quincy,
Mass., are visiting relatives in tbe valley.
The young people of the valley purpose cele
brating Decoration Day by a Gipsy dinner at
tho Athletic grounds.
The Misses Black gave an enjoyable pro
gressive euchre party to a few ot their friends
last Tuesday evening.
Mrs. T. L. Shields, the Misses Shields and the
Misses Black leave to-morrow for New York
and sail Wednesday for a six months' tour
Mr. Charles McVey and daughter, Irene, ac
companied by Miss Nevin, Miss Love. Miss
Blair. Miss Adams, of Warren, 0.; Mr. George
(Y uiteseii, jut. n. r. is evin, j r., air. r jj. Stan
dish and Mr. John Porter, leave next Saturday
for Annapolis to attend tbe commencement
exercises of tbe Naval Academy.
One of tbe most pleasant little dancing par
ties given here for some time was the one given
by Mr. Will Mndle last Friday evening at the
residence of his aunt, Mrs. Harriet Gilmore.
Among those present were Miss Annie Semple,
Miss Lucie Christy, Miss Bessie Carpenter, Miss
Annie Warden, Miss Eunece Detweiler, Miss
Nellie. Hutchinson, Miss Louise Jones, Mr.
Charles Doyle, Mr. Alex. Adair, Mr. Wilson
Porter, Mr. John McCord, Mr. Bob Macrum,
Mr. Park Tate and many others. The young
host is to be congratulated upon giving his
friends a.very enjoyable evening.
The Little Tycoon and Sly Partner All That
Is Offered This Week.
'The little Tycoon" has been here so many
times that it is hardly necessary to rehearse its
merits again. This week Wtllard Spenser's
clean, wholesome and lively little opera comique
will hold the boards attbe Grand Opera House.
For a summer divertisement "The Little Tv-
coon" has a good many sterling recommenda
tions. Its music is light and melodious, and
tbe humor of its lines is gentle and refined.
The opera will be presented by a strong com-'
pany, which Includes R. E. Grabam, J. Aldrich
LIbbey. Floyd Wilson. Catherine Linyard, Hat
tie Arnold, Mamie Cerbi and others. The opera
will be beautifully staged, and the costumes
are ricb and tasteful.
-3Theatergoers are familiar with the play that
brought the late Bartley Campbell so promi
nently before the public, "My Partner." It
will be seen at Harris' Theater this week, and
the company presenting the 'popular drama is
one of superior merit. Miss Jennie Kenmcrk,
who appears as Mary Brundtn, has made a
distinct success by ber effective rendition of a
a difficult role. The other characters are in
f;ood hands, and the production as now given
s said to equal that of any of Its predecessors.
Jt Is safe to predict that 6My Partner" will re
peat the big success which it did at this house
earlier In the season.
B. P. O. E. NOTES.
The Executive Committee met onlast Thurs
The Grand Lodge will meet in New York,
July 9, 10 and 1L
Brother Tom Gazolle was confined to his
bed several days last week.
Brother Fkank Hagan is in New Orleans
negotiating for a hotel there.
Brother Dunnatant, of Mansfield Lodge
No. S3, was in the city last week.
CiJfcntJiATi Lodge No. 5 is going to try and
make a strong showing at the reunion.
Cleveland Lodge have secured quarters at
the Seventh Avenue Hotel for tbe reunion.
Wno will be onr next Exalted Grand Ruler ?
Brother Moreland, of No. 1, or Brother Quinlan,
of No. 4?
Brother Schoolcraft, of Philadelphia
Lodce No. 2, was In the city all last week with
EVERT member of Pittsburg Lodge should
take an interest in decorating tbe houses and
buildings, and see that bis friends decorate.
Brother Lew Moore, of No. 1, was in the
city a few days last week, and says he will be
here in June. He says the lodges all over the
country are making preparations to attend the
Members of No. 11 were making arrange
ments to give Brother Arthur Moreland, Secre
tary of the Grand Lodge, a reception on last
Wednesday evening, but were very much dis
appointed, as he passed through the city with
rm -- - ,
Magnificent dress suits, handsome and
stylish goods, in a most beautiful variety of
patterns, anv day this week at Gusky's at
$15 only. Worth every cent (and you'll
say so when yon see them) of $20.
Primrose awnings at Mamaux & Sdn'i,
37 aud 639 Penn ave.
Wo Scatter Competition
Bight and left with onr magnificent display
of men's light colored suits. Beautiful
suits Decoration week bargains at 513 and
$15. 79a should see them. Guskt'S,
L00AL AfiT AND ARTISTS.
Miss Emma W.Patton shows a study of a
head in water colors at Mayer's. The work is
so broadly handled it may almost be said to be
devoid of detail, bnt it is from life, and therein
lies Its merit, as tbe expression is very cood and
it is certainly very lifelike.
The Haseltine collection has been kept in
the Hacke gallery somewhat longer than was
at first intended, but to-morrow the pictures
will be removed and in their places will appear
those which form the usual exhibit, supple
mented by such new ones as may be added from
time to time.
Two very fine nbotogravures of paintings
whioh are really masterpieces of art, are shown
at Gillespie's. One is from "The Shrine ot
Venus," by L. Aima-Tadema, which exhibits
tbe fine qualities that have rendered tbe fame
of this master so world-wide. Tbe other is from
the picture entitled,"Football," by W. H. Over
end. the author ot "An August Morning With
Farragut." The large number of figures shown
in this work are all excellently well drawn, and
the action cf those engaged in the struggle for
the ball is particularly strong.
At this season of the year painting in the
studio seems a wearisome task compared with
the delightful recreation which it becomes
when a big yellow umbrella forms one of the
accessories, or better still, when the shade of
some convenient tree may be availed of. The
suddenness with which we have been visited
with' periods of high temperature hit made
many of th e artists long for tbe cool breezes of
forest and glade, and they are making prepara
tions to pack their sketch boxes and take to
tho woods. To speak of them as taking to tbe
woods, however, is not as literally true at pres
ent as it has been in former times, at least not
to the same extent. There has of late been a
manifest disposition on tbe part of the public
to buy, and consequently on tbe part of artists
to paint, subjects in which the work of man is
evident, and scenes of field and farm, cottage
and roadside, such as were beretofere almost
neglected are now looked for with tbe greatest
Chastises creek is a picturesque locality,
and would readily furnish subjects for the
brush of Pittsburg artists without their going
very far from home, but this is a fact of which
they appear to be ignorant or unappreciative,
since the place is so caro fully avoided Mr. E.
A Poole, however, has planted his sketching
stool close by a large tree overhanging the
waters of the creek and produced a picture
which proves that the scene forms a very ex
cellent subject for the brush of tbe landscape
painter. The particular effect shown in this
work is that of early morning when tbe mists
rise and hang about the trees,rendering all the
more distant objects more or less mysterious
and obscure. In the drawing and coloring the
work is verv rood, and in comoosition and gen
eral effectit is decidedly pleasing and attract
ive, but tbe handling of tbelarge tree in tbe
foreground is faulty, as it Tails to show the
Sualitles most characteristic of a work by a
A very pleasant and cleverly handled in
terior shown at Boyd's is the work of Mr. D. B.
'Walkley. The bright sunlight streaming in at
the window seems to indicate that tbe hour is
morning, while the occupation of the young
woman who Is apparently engaged in the pre
paration of the midday repast would perhaps
justify the same conclusion. The picture gives
the impression of being a scene from Holland,
presumably the home of a moderately well-to-do
peksant. This is a well composed picture,
full of interest of a qniet kind, as works of its
class by Mr. Walkley usually are, Tbe figure
of the younger girl leaning idly against a table,
watching her companion at work, gives the
picture an air of repose which tells of ease and
contentment with their lot in life, which is quite
characteristic of the class of people they repre
sent. The color in this work is very good, and
in the execution of detail very little fault can
be found. There is one respect, however, in
which pictures by this artist may be considered
fair subjects for adverse criticism, and that is
that he displays a certain amount of manner-
. In f... n.nln. rf hi. Awn a in.1.n. 1.1
pictures look too much alike. This is some
thing of a fault in his works taken collectively,
though it perhaps does not detract from. the
artistic value of each one viewed by itself.
Along with the above, Mr. Walkley also ex
hibits a small painting which is really an ar
tistic gem. It is about tbe smallest work that
has ever been shown by a Pittsburg artist, but
it is a very complete picture, representing tbe
exterior of a farm bouse, and is very effective,
although on such a small scale.
. A small, collection of paintings, consisting
of five works by foreign artists, have been shown
at Gillespie's. These pictures are all works of
considerable merit, aud although limited in
nnmber are full of Interest and well worthy a
visit from art lovers. The "Grand Canal,
Venice," by F. R. Unterberger. is a good sized
picture, keyed in a high tone of color and of
very decorative effect Tnosewho wish to see
work by an artist with an unprononnceable
name will do well to inspect the picture by Z.
Ajduklewlcz. Tbe subject is a mounted bunts
man winding a horn and having a number of
dogs grouped about him in various attitudes.
The man and animals are seen in the midst of a
dreary landscape, at a time when twilight is far
advanced and the shadows of night are coming
on. There is some good drawing in this work,
but also some faulty coloring, especially in the
painting of the horse, where it becomes cold
and hard. H. Lerolle is a well-known artist
and the picture shown here is a good example
of his work. It is one of his favorite subjects,
a farm scene, showing a field from which the
birds are rising, disturbed by tbe approach of
the harvesters. A splendid landscape by
Rlcbet is a very pleasant though slightly paint
ed work, showing some buildings partly hidden
by trees in the distance, while near the fore
ground a noble old tree bends over the road.
Tbe work is very clear and strong in color. An
excellently painted work by Milne Ramsoy con
sists of an old metal casket surrounded by
roses, under which tbe hilt and part of the
blade ot a sword is seen. Tne objects com-
Erised in this last picture are very well
andled, though lacking in artistic arrange
ment. Taken altogether the fine works, by as
many different artists, are cleverly painted
pictures, and their varied character renders
them of considerable interest. -.
ETENTPUL TO ONE SCHOOL.
A First Opening Dny, and Other Items of
Last Friday was an eventful one at the
Sylvan avenne school, Fourteenth ward.
It was opening day, the first in the history
of the school, and all conceded that this
embryotic effort was a successful one. In
the rooms taught by the Misses Eva Conrad,
M. Van Horn, Hannah Jones and H.
Mays, were speclmens'of drawing and other
school work. The boards were nicely dec
orated, and singing speeches and calisthenics
entertained the visitors, the whole reflecting
great credit on tbe school. Miss M. E. Hunter,
principal of this and the BelleQeld school, ex
pressed herself much pleased with the work.
At a meeting of tbe members who bad charge
of tbe Prosser benefit concert yesterday to re
ceive all returns, it was found that tbe total re
ceipts amounted to 11,602 15, and the committee
certainly must have been an econointnal one,
for the expenses reached the modest sum of
SIS 93, leaving SI, 156 20 in tbe treasurer's hands.
The committee passed a resolution thanking
the press and all who so kindly assisted them
in making the benefit a success.
THE BelleQeld school exhibition occurs Fri
day, June 7.
At next Saturday's examination of teachers
tbe studies will be arithmetic, drawing and
theory of teaching.
Next Thursday will be Decoration Day. On
Wednesday the Bobo, Forbes and Lincoln
schools will have visitors' day.
Magnificent dress suits, handsome and
Btylistl goods, in a most beautilnl variety of
patterns, anv day this week at Gusky's at
$15 only. Worth every cent (and you'll
say so when you see them) of $20.
Smoke the best La Perla del Fumar clear
Havana Key West cigars. Three for 25c.
G, W. Schmidt, 93 and 97 1'ifth avenue.
ELEtJAUT, dressy, light colored suits, all
the latest novelties, at Gusky's this week at
$12 and $16. It would be foolish for any
one to go elsewhere and pity $3 to $5 more
money for same quality goods.
Golden pheasant awnings at Mamaux &
Son's, 537 and 639 Penn ave.
ELEGAST. dressy, light colored suits, all
the latest novelties, at Gusky's this week at
$12 and $16. It would be loolish for any
one to go elsewhere and pay $3 to $5 more
money for same quality goods.
Eleoant cabinet photos, any style, $t SO
per dor. Panel picture with each doz. cabi
nets. Lies' Poptjlab Gaxleet, 10 and 12
Sixth st. sumwt
We Scatter Competition
Bight and left with oar magnificent display
of men's light colored suits. Beautiful
suits Decoration week bargains at $12 and
$16, You should see them. Gusky's.
BRAND ARMY ECHOES.
A TfilBDTE TO OUR DEAD.
Programmes for memorial Day Exercises
at the Cemeteries The Orators Chosen
News From tbe Posts The Sons of
Once more are the surviving soldiers of
the "War of tbe Rebellion called together to
pay well merited tribute to those of their
comrades who survived not tbe cruel shot
and shell, the murderous bayonet and the
long and health-destroying marches, and to
those whom tbe Great Commander has
called since they went bravely forth to die,
if necessary, for the preservation of this
glorious nation. This solemn, sad, yet
beautiful custom of decorating the
graves of fallen comrades, originated
in the South, a year or two after
the war, and the Idea was taken np and urged
upon tbe Grand Army of the Republic by
Commander-in-Chief John A Logan. It is a
sad thoughf that there will be more graves to
decorate each succeeding year and fewer vet
erans to take part in the exercises. The num
ber of deaths of Grand Army men in this vi
cinity has been unusually large the past win
ter. Aye, the ranks are beginning to rapidly
thin out. Let us all unite in honoring those
who now sleep peacefully beneath the sod and
those who are jet numbered with the living, to
whom we are indebted for this "land of the
free and home of the brave."
Memorial Day Order.
Headquarters Memorial dat Exercises,
I'ittsbubq, ilay A S9. f
Having been selected by the Memorial Day
Committee, consisting of Posts 3, 41, 157, 200, a
and 239, as Commander of the Day for this occa
sion, 1 hereby assume command.
The following comrades will constitute my staff,
and will be obeyed and respected accordingly:
Comrade Edward Abel. Post 259, Adjutant Gen
eral: Comrade Edward Fisher, Post 3, Chief of
btatr; as aids, Comrades D. E. Lyon, Post 3; Ueorge
Woods, Post 41; Uhomas Swift, Pott 157: William
J. Tanirert Post 230; 8. B. Marvin, Post 059.
Posts 3. 167 and 258 will report on corner of Wood
and Liberty streets, at 8: la A. M. Thursday, May
3U, IMS, to take the train to Allegheny Cemetery.
Posts 41 and 230 will report at Forty-eighth street
at 9 o'clock A. M. and form with the column In
their numerical order.
The Firing tiquadofPost41are detailed as guard
at the flats in Allegheny Cemetery. Un arrival
at the flats Post 23) will proceed to Colonel J.
H. Clillds monument for the purpose of holding
Pout 200 Is hereby detailed to hold memorial
services at Lincoln cemetery.
The Firing Bquads of Posts 41 and 1S7 are de
tailed under the command of Captain John lteed,
to Are the salute at tbe flats.
Ihe column will move to Forty-eighth street
and take cars for the city not later than 12
o'clock it. Uy order of
. U. M. Bead, Commander.
Ed waed Abel, Adjatant General.
Edward 1'isheb, Chief of Staff.
In the Old City.
The following is the programme of exercises
for Memorial Day at Allegheny Cemetery, com
mencing at 9.30 A m.:
1- Dirge '. Band
2. Singing' Tenting on the Old Camp Ground"
Posts, o. X. K, Choir
Soprano, Mrs. J. Sharp McDonald; tenor,
G. M. Alexander; alto, Mrs, J. H. Har
rison; bassOtProf. J. H. Horner:
Organist, Win. 1). McComsey.
5. Beading orders
. ... Asst. Adjt. Gen. Edward Abel, Post S3
4. Address by Commander
Comrade O.M. Head, Post 269
8. Prayer , ...
6. Btnglng-"Uow Sleep the Bravei"
...., , .....0. A. B. Choir
7 Formal placing of flowers
Part L, Violets,
Comrade A. J. Uarbaugh, Post 41,
Part II., Daisies,
Comrade S. Coll, Post 157.
Part 111., Geraniums,
Comrade J. M. Bay, Post 159.
Part IV., White Flowers,
Comrade E. H. Brady. Post S.
8. Singing-Sleeping, Only Bleeping"
u. a. B. Chair
. Memorial address Kev. J. T. Blley, Post
10. Singing-"Best, Bpidler, Best"
d. A B, Choir
Arrancemeuta on tbe Southside.
Colonel J. W. Patterson Post 151, assisted by
H.B. Hays Camp 4,8ons of Veterans,Colonel J.
Patterson W. R.C. No. 1, and other organisa
tions, will decorate the graves in Old M. E.
Graveyard and other cemeteries on tbe South
side on Memorial Day.
John Deals, Commander, has appointed the
following stafft D. A Jones, Assistant Adju
tant General: George W. Murphy, of Acme
Council No. 219, Jr. O. TJ. A M., Chief of Staff;
3. J. Smith, of Post 151, G. A R., Chief of
Transportation, and Louis Hettinger, of Hays
Camp No. 4. 80ns of Veterans, Assistant Chief
of Transportation. Aids; G. J. Bleichner,
Hays Camp, 8. V.; Robert Johnston, Birming
ham Council No. 280, O. D. A. M.: W. J. Wise,
Capitol Council No. 864, O. U. AM.; William
Harvey. Smoky City Council No. 119, Jr. O. U.
A M.j James Morrison, Iron City Council No
171, Jr. O. U. A. J.; Louis Smith, Avalon Cas
tle No. 242, K. G. E.
Tbe following programme will be observed:
Beading of Orders Adjt. Gen. D. A. Jones
America, Mr. Isaac Bosser and Choir
Aauress , uomniauderilolinUettls
U;'. "X-Viit: Select Knlrbts Band
Ihink of Them Gratefully,
Mr. Isaac Rouer and Choir
Prayer. Kev. E. T. Miller
We'll Dee Their Graves With Flowers Choir
Hymn-mest are the Martyred Dead,
formal Placing of Flowers:
Violets,..., Comrade John 0 Slas
Daisies Comrade W. E. Matthews
Geraniums .A. c. trank
White Flowers Chaplain W. O. Russell
Dirge Select Knights Hand
bcatter our Floral Treasures thoir
Oration Comrade F. H. Collier. Post 33
Hallow Their Memory Choir
Peacefully Best Cbolr
Benediction. Kev. IS. T. Miller
following is Colonel W. H. Moody Post 165's
programme of service at West Liberty Ceme
tery: Opening prayer by Bev. Schnoor.
bong by choir of Post 153.
Keadlng of orders by Comrade J. B. Armiger.
Addressee by Commander Jacob nelson. Chap
lain Jacob Wlic, Comrade Wm. Beardsley, Com
rade Warren Mcllvalne.
The above comrades will formally decorate tbe
crave of a deceased comrade In compliance with
bong, "Cover Them Over, " choir Post 155.
After the decoration of the graves Past Senior
Vice Department Commander A. P. BurchSeld, of
Post 162, will deliver his address to tbe Post. The
detail will then proceed to Mt. Lebanon Cemetery,
Posts 128 and 162 will decorate the graves of
the fallen dead in TJnion.HUldaie and Bellevue
Cemeteries, also the Soldiers' Monument on
Seminary Hill. The three Posts Nos. 88, 162
andizs win move promptly at 8 a.m. to the
Hampton Monument in the East Park. After
tbe usual services at this place. Post 88 win
Sroceed to Troy Hill, via Ohio street, and will
ecorate the graves in that locality, Rev. W. R.
Cowel, of Post 259, delivering tbe address. J. M.
(Private) Dalzell will deUver the oration at
unionaaie isciueieryino music wm ue oy tne
G. A It. Band and Post 128 choir, under the
leadership of E. H. Dermitt.
Memorial Day at Sewlckley.
General Alex Hays Post No. 3, Pittsburg, and
Abe Patterson Post No. 68. Allegheny, will ar
rive In Sewiekley about 3 P. Jr., May SO, and
formally decorate tbe soldiers' graves in the
cemetery. Order of exercises:
Dirge , , Band
Hinging Post 3 Choir
Keadlng of orders J, U. Shook (83), A. A. G.
Address W. G. Griffith. Post 83
Formal plaeingof flowers on monument ,
Part L, Violets,
John F. Schroeder, Jr., Post J.
Part IL, Daisies,
James P. Stewart, Post 88.
Part III., Geraniums,
Samuel Moore, Posts.
Part IV., White flowers
Hugh Morrison. Post 83.
oration Rev. J. M. Scott
Decoration of graves G, A. II.
Davis and John L Nevin Camps.Sons ot Vet
erans, have been Invited to be present. Tbe
councils of Jr. O. U. A M. of Sewiekley will
parade with the G. A B., by invitation.
The Dny nt Wliklnsbura".
The Sheridan Sabers, of 'WUklnsburg, Cap
bin C, L. Smith ia command, are to take part
in tbe Memorial Day exercises ntWellsburg,
W.Va. Tbe company has been ordered to re
port in time to leave the Union depot on tbe
730 train over the Panhandle road next Thurs
daymnrnlng. The Light Guards, a company
olWest Virginia State troops, are to act as es
cort to the visiting command, and, together
with tbe Grand Army, Sons of Veterans and
other organizations, will be the hosts of tbe
Sabers on tbe 30th. An elegant and costly silk
flag, trimmed in cold and satin, recently pre
sented to the company, will be used for tbe
first time in public parade on this occasion.
Captain Hmith says that he expects to take
about 95 men to West Virginia.
Seduced Hates for tbe Encampment.
Milwaukee, May 25. The Commander-in-Chief
was in this city to-day with part of his
staff to consult with reference to securing a 1
cent rate to the encampment in August. It was
decided to send tbe following letter to the
chairmen of the several passenger associations
of the United States:
HXADqrASTXBS GRASS ABUT)
, KAHSA8 UTXT, MO., May 55. 1589. )
Al the time approaches for the meeting of tbe
National Encampment of the Urand Army of the
Bepubllc at Milwaukee, there Is a preat and
f rowing dlssatlstaetlou In all the departments of
bis order at tbe Allure of your association to fix
what is deemed a reasonable fare to and from the
encampment. When Milwaukee was selected as
the place of our next meeting, assurances were
given that tbe rate of fare to that city should not
exceed that jtlven to and from Columbus by the
various railroads last year. This promise has not
1een kept, irthis result had been anticipated
the encampment would not have been located at
Milwaukee or any other city without such proper
guarantees. This failure is thought to be unjust,
and I am assured from reliable information re
ceived from comrades throughout the United
States will greatly diminish theattendance. 1 ask.
therefore, that your association at an early day
Sx a rate for tbe coming National Encampment
of fl cent per mile: this I feel warranted in sav
ing win prove satisiaciory toinecomraaes. mis
reauest 1 make in tho nameand on behalf of 40a-
003 old veterans whose wishei, I feel assured, will
receive favorable consideration at your hands.
Every Arrangement Completed.
The Memorial Day Committee met 'ast even
ing in Common Council Cham ber, with Comrade
H. IL Bengough in tbe chair. All committees
reported the arrangements completed. A Com
mittee on Permanent Improvements at tbe
soldiers' lot in Allegheny Cemetery was ap
pointed, consisting of Comrades John F. Hun
ter, Post 8: John Hoerr, Post 41; W. J. Patter
son. Post 157; W. T. Barks, Post 206; John Har
vey, Post 230; A. S. M. Morgan, Post 259.
G. A. B. Notes.
Post 230 was inspected ny Comrade W. E.
Long, Wednesday evening.
Posts 215 and 163 will decorate the graves in
Chartlers Cemetery, Mansfield.
Coheade H. H. Bengough, of Post 157, re
turned from Washington, D. C.,last week.
Comradk Rees, Chief Mustering Officer, In
spected Post 548, of Willcinsburg, last night.
Comrade Calhocn, Captain of Post 15Ts
firing squad, is working hard to make the
Thk additions to the different posts have
been quite large, which shows that the com
rades are active.
Post 83 will attend divine service this morn
ing with Post 162 at the First Presbyterian
linnrcn, Arcn street, Allegheny.
Post 181, Braddoqx, was inspected last even
ing by Assistant 'Inspector Thomas R. Boss.
Everything was in A No. 1 condition.
Combade W. J. Patteesoh delivered an ex
cellent lecture on "Mistakes of tbe War," at
Post 157" s meeting, Thursday evenlnfc.
The inspections of the posts in Allegheny
were finished up last nlgbt by the inspection of
Post 162. All tho posts were found in very good
Captaiw Henry C. Sceibb and Jerry B.
Murphy, of Company K. Sixty-flrstPennsyl-vania
Volunteers, will confer a favor by ad
dressing Aaron Laughner, Latrobe, Pa,
An interesting open meeting will be held by
Encampment No. 1, U. V. L., at its h'all on
Sixth avenue, to-morrow evening, the 27th.
All old soldiers and their friends are invited.
Post 157 will meet at Its post roots at 7
o'clock this evening to attend memorial services
at Grace Reformed Church, Rev. Pruh. The
post will also meet Thursday morning at 7
J. B. Clare Ladies' circle or the a. a.
B. No. 1 last week presented to Post 572 a beau
tiful regulation flag. This post is named after
the late Thomas A Armstrong, of Post 162.
A SFEOXAX committee of Post 3 will mark all
the graves of their deceased comrades in the
different cemeteries with a small G, A. R. flag
previous to Memorial i)ay, so that the graves
may De readily fonnd and decorated with flow
ers. Their desire is that none shall be missed.
The Chair Lady of Entertainment Commit
tee, Mrs. Carrie V. Sherriff, of Colonel J. B.
Clark Circle No, 11, reports progress. Post 162
and their guests. Union Ex-Prisoners of War,
will take dinner prepared bv the circle ladles
on Memorial Day In Post 162 Hall, West Dia
mond street, Allegheny.
Post 2C8 and tbelr friends will devote Memo
rial Day to Lincoln Cemetery. The escort win
be the Twin City Bine Company. A chorns of
100 colored children will take part In tbe exer
cises. The Ladles' Relief Corps connected with
tbe post will furnish lunch at Franklin School,
on return of the post from the cemetery.
The scloptican views at the muster of Posts
last Monday were very much appreciated. In
spection of tbe Post by Comrade Long, of
Post 157, was very satisfactory. Senior Vice
Commander W. F. 8neer was unanimously
elected Commander of the Post, lately made
vacant by the death of J. M. Roberts.
Encampment No. 1. Union Veteran Legion,
will assemble at their headquarters. Sixth ave
nue, in ball No. 2, this evening, at 7 o'clock,
and will attend memorial services at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, corner Grant and Diamond
streets. Bev. Mackay will deliver the oration,
and the music, by SO boys, promises to be
A general invitation is extended by the
committee, through Mrs. M. J. Smythe, to the
G. A R. posts, Sons of Veterans, military and
civic organizations attending the services at
the Allegheny Cemetery on Memorial Day. to a
lunch, which will be prepared by the ladies ot
O. H. Blppey Circle No. 21, ladles of the G. A.
B., at Turner Hall, Butler and.Forty-sevcnth
streets, from 11 a. m. to 2 p. it. I
A Ltncolk Command, No. 15, Union Vet
eran Union, was recently organized in the Bast
End. It has 25 members now and is Vapidly
growing. Meetings are held the first arid third
Thursdays of each month at Armory Hall,
Frankstown avenue. To be a member of tbe
U. V. U. a man mnst have fuueht In at least
one Dattie in tne war or tbe Rebellion. This
new command has a member wbo is a veteran
of the Mexican war. L 8. Houghton is Colonel
anu j. u. Aiaitnews, Adjutant.
Tvt1J nnlMi wiatnanlnl Avavjtl'a.
The union memorial exercises of Colonel
W. H. Moody Post 155, GVA. B., ot Mount
Washington, will be held this evening. May 26,
in the German EvangelicalProtestant Church,
Prospect street, near the schoolhouse. Bev.
Smalley, of the TJ. P. Cbufrob, will deliver the
address. An excellent cbolr of 60 voices, un
der tbe leadership of Prof. Miles, will furnish
the music. All the churches of Mount
Washington are invited, as has been
customary, to unite in ' memorial of
those who died Chat onr country
might live. Bervices begin at 7:45. The church
will be beautifully decorated and the services
wiu do very interesting.
Sons of Veterans.
Camp 2, of Allegheny, -brill turn out on Me
morial Day with Lysle Past in answer to a spe
cial invitation from that post, and with them
will visit Dnlondale and jSellovne Cemeteries.
Post Captains Daniel! G. Brose, of Camp 2,
and John T. Bealor, of Camp 83, have been ap-
Eolnted on the staff of thje Commander of the
lay of the Allegheny division. Memorial Day.
Tbe comrades of Andtew Carnegio Camp
No. 162. Son of Veterahs, will accompany
Posts 8 and 41. G. A- B., oiTMemorial Day, May
SO, 1SS9. A fall attendance) ot the comrades is
requested. This camp, by the exertions of the
members, has been turned itito a light artillery
uu.y wiu ia suiuust imiy ciiippea as sucn.
Andrew Carnegie Camp No. 163 extends a
cordial invitation to comrades of sister camps
and to theG.A.B.tomeetwithit and par
ticipate in its memorial service on Snnday
eveningnext,May26,at the SniathHeld Street
M. E. Church. Kev. Chas. E. Lc-cke, pastor,
corner Seventh avenue and SmltbQedd street.
Parents. Yonr Attention.
Owing to the great demand for thevse ele
gant echo. pistols which we have been giving
awav the.past week, we have delermiuVd to
continue giving them away every day rJiis
week. For this purpose we bad expressosd
to us (and they arrived yesterday) forty
frrnss mnrA- vlfh avow nnwhasA nf nV
B- - . .. a.u V.V.J UM-vuutfw v. h
boy's or child's suit tbey will be given away
by Gusky's. Don't feel alarmed, parents.
They're entirely harmless, but very accept
able taya for the boys.
Gbeat Western Gun Works removed
708 Smlthfield street.
Special to G. A..B. lien.
Gusky's will this week hold a grand sale
of .white vests. Prices, 39o un. With every
est will be given as extra set of G. A. B.
RICH HIDDEN HOARD.
The Sum of $100,000 of Stolen Gold
Buried Kear the City of Buffalo,
0YEE THIETT-FIVE IEAE8 AGO.
Story of a Famous Robbery and an Un
availing Search for Treasure.
A GREAT SECEET, CAEEEULLX GUABDED
fSPICIAL TXLXOBAX TO TEX SISFATCS.1
Bufpaxo, May 25. The secret of buried
treasure that is said to have laid undis
turbed forthe past 35 years within a few
miles of Buffalo came to the knowledge of
yonr correspondent this week. It has been
kept a close secret in one family during all
these years and now has descended as a her
itage to a resolute young man who has de
termined to unearth it. He does not choose
to tell its exact location, for fear others
might get there before him, nor yet does he
wish his nsme published, lest if he fail in
the enterpnse he should be laughed at.
The amount of the treasure, he says, is
$100,000 in gold, placed in an iron chest or
box, and the story of how it got there and
several attempts made to unearth it, is a
strange one, as told by the present custo
dian of the secret. He said:
About 35 years ago 5100,000 in gold was sent
on a Central train to Buffalo, consigned to the
Holland Land Company. The express mes
senger and the gold were missing when the
train reached Buffalo. The gold was never
found, and though the most dUllgent searcb
was made, no trace of the messenger could bo
discovered. That Is ail tbe public as yet knew
about It. From several sources I have corrobo
ration that tbe money and messenger were
missine. Five years later a man named Ernst,
a German living at Black Bock, received a
letter from Germany from the missing mes
senger. The two were friends. In the letter
the messenger confesstd that he had stolen the
money, that be had buried it, made bis way
to New York and then to Germany, expect
ing to return and unearth the treasure
after such time bad elapsed as would make it
safe for him to do so. But be fell sick and was
on nis deathbed when the letter was written
and be told Ernst he could have tbe buried
treasure for the digging. He gave directions
where to find it. mentioning a certain railroad
crossing near which it could be found.
TBE BTJBIED BOX.
Ho said it was in an iron box or chest,
that it was very heavy and that he bad rolled
It out of the car door and down a B-Ioo t emDant.
mentastbe train was speeding along. After
ward he got off the trajn and buried the box
where it lay at the foot of the embankment.
Not to be too exact about it, tbe spot is op the
line of the Central Railroad between 10 and 20
miles from Buffalo.
Ernst decided that It was an enterprise in
which two persons could work to better ad
vantage than one, and be come uptown and
consulted my uncle, Jacob Benzlno. who then
lived on Swan street. They talked it over and
agreed to start for tho spot early next morn
ing. Ernst bad a long, sharp iron rod, with
which be intended to probe the earth in tbe
vicinity of the buried box. He left this stand
ing outside my uncln's door ana started for
home at Black Bock. He was smoking a pipe
as he walked. It was dark and be fell into an
open trench or sewer, partially stunning him,
and as he lay there the fire in his pipe set bis
clothes In flames. His burns and injuries from
falling were so severe that he died next day.
The letter was found in his breast pocket,
partially burned. It fell into tbe possession of
my nncle. who eagerly examined it, only to
find that some of tho minute directions were
effaced. He could still come pretty close to
the spot, however.
THE PIBSI SEABCH.
Five years went by before he gave it a trial.
My father came here from tbe East and tbe
two talked it over together. Tbe result was
that my nncle, aunt and father started on tbe
first search ever made for the gold. They
found the railroad crossing all right, and fol
lowing the incomplete direction" as well as
ihey could, fixed upon a spot to die for tbe
treasure. Thoy failed to find it. Thoroughly
discouraged, they gave up the quest and re
turned home. But the thought of that gold
haunted our people. My nncle died during
the war, and the secret fell to my father's
branch of tbe family alone. It was often
talked over, and when my brothers came to be
some size it was decided to try once more.
PEIQHTENED BT AN APPAB1TIOHV
A second attempt was made ten years ago.'
My father, two brothers and a brother-in-law
made up the party. They heard of an-old man
somewhere who had an instrument by which
he could tell where gold was located. There
was a ringer in the instrument which revolved
so that it could point in any direction. I've
heard that some gold diggers use such things.
Tbe party got this old man to go along, and tbe
finger pointed to a spot onUhe north side of the
railroad track, directly opposite where the
digging was done on tbe first search. They
began digging It was night time, and you can
imagine thatTney all felt nervous.
My father hid gone with tbe lantern to look to
the horses, which were np tbe track a bit, when
suddenly a vfcice was beard calling to tbe dig
gers. Theylooked up and saw a man standing
beside tbcrf. Not a sound bad told of his ap
proach, ana after a minute or two be vanished
away In the darkness Some ot the party who
were superstitious thought the man was a
ghost, abd being nervous enough already, tbe
searchwas given up.
( THE LAST VATJT 8EAECH.
A:year ago last summer 1 drove out with my
father and the old man to the spot and took a
look at tho surroundings. We found that an
additional track bad been laid, and that it
covered tbe burying place of the gold. We
tried tbe old man's instrument in every way,
and every time it pointed to tne spot wnere tne
party had dug before. We were satisfied that
the money was there, but we hesitated about
digging under the Tail road track. I'm not sure
that we could get permission to do so, though
it could be done without injuring the track.
The young man reitered bis determination
to make immediate search for -he treasure.
Old residents here remember the great robbery
NATIONAL GUARD NOTES.
GAPTAIjr AMRED E. HUNT, Of this City,
left for Europe yesterday. He expects to be
gone several months.
General Hastings, in his report, touches
on the subject of dress uniforms just enough
to show that he favors distinctive uniforms for
each regiment. The question is bow be will do
It on S7o,ou0.
Tas members of tbe Washington Infantry
are ordered to assemble at the armory on
Thursday morning. May SO, at 7 o'clock in
full dress uniform, to proceed to East Liberty
to act as escort to Post 117, G. A- B.
CrncT;LAK3 have been sent out from tbe Di
vision Headquarters to tbe commandant of
the various organizations in the State, asking
that the location desired for tbe coming sum
mer encampments be forwarded at an early
This members ot Company F. Eighteenth,
will assemble at the armory, 1304 Bing
ham street, at 7:30 A. M. on Thursday
May 30, to act as escort to Post 151, G. A B.
Other members of tbe regiment who desire to
participate can report at the same time and
The Adjutant General's report for last year
speaks of tbe fact that the Second and
Eighteenth Regiments have the poorest quar
ters in the State. Tbe armory of the Second
Begiment Is well under way for construction;
now what's the matter with the Eighteenth
doing business also?
Colonel Bona FFOit,of the Third Begiment,
has made application to Division Headquart
ers for the privilege of marching his regiment
to camp at Mount Gretna this summer. Thb
distance is a little ovur 100 miles, and he ex
pects to cover tbe ground in about tour days.
Tbe idea is pretty wel thought of, and the
privilege will probably De granted.
The Eighteenth Begiment rifle range at
High Bridge is almost completed, and will be
ready for use this week. On Decoration Day
Company E will be on the grounds. Tbe range
is well located, within ten minutes ride of tbe
CltV. and it la flTTMtrtArl tf,A th. rttflHmAn v41t
bo able to make a good showing this season In
I garget practice, something that very little at-
ictiuan naa oeen paid 10 heretofore.
'Cou.onel PsROHMENT, of the Fourteenth
Begidngnt, has decided that the coming en
campmeihi of the regiment will be held at
Idlewild, neW Ligonler, the scene of tbe en
campment ofHlSSa. Several of the officers fa
vored Saltsburgyery strongly, bnt the former
location Was deenJed the best. The camp will
be located just aeVoss tbe creek from the old
grounds, the tree and underbrush to be
cleared away for th,W purpose,
CoLosm. ThoxAvU. Hudson, of the divis
ion staff, was oil the range of the
VaartMHUfaRaeimeatatSaMarmriri.. t-jj ;
:j.ryiYzi:: vs...; .w..",",'i
m uttiauBiv hnj fcv mvwMU, succeeding '
in winning a sharpshooters' bar for this seasoa
with a score of 43. His totals at the tbrea
ranges were 38 at 200 yards, 39 at 500 yards, and
40 at 690 yards. Inspector of Rifle Practice'
Brown and Quartermaster Patterson alsnm,.
good records tbe same day. Company K, of
Manfleld, will be on the range to-morrow, and
Company G on Decoration Day.
Tbe spring inspections in this end of the
State closed last nlgbt with Companies H and
B, of the Eighteenth Regiment. The regiment
as a whole showed up pretty well, the following
being the strength per company: A, 53 men 3
officers; B, 45 men 3 officers; C. 60 men 3 officers;
0,42 men 2 officers; E. 60 men 3 officers; F, 44
men 2 officers; G, 64 men 3 officers; H. 45 men 1
officer; L 57 men 3 officers. The guard duties
as performed in the different companies was
very good; the skirmish drill, however, was but
fair, except in two or three instances.
Battsbt B had 64 men and five officers in
line last Wednesday night for the annual
spring inspection of the organization. Captain
Hamilton, assisted by Lieutenant Bean, wis
present to do tbe rating, and it it safe to say
the battery will be woraed pretty high, as
aside from the fact that all tbe artillery ma
neuvers possible in tbe space of the hall were
gone through in an excellent manner, the mea
presented a clean and neat appearance- Quite
a. large number of ladies and visitors were
present to witness the ceremony, and every
body seemed well pleased with the showing
made. After the inspection an election was
held for Captain and Senior First Lieutenant;
tha commissions of Messrs. Hnnt and Bheperd
having expired by limitation. The latter was
eiectea unanimously, captain Hunt, however,
bad an opponent in ex-Lieutenant John D.
Watson. But one ballot was required, tb
vote standing 43 to 21 in favor of Hunt,
Lieutmtaut Bean, of the regular army,
who has been assisting hi tbe inspections of tha
guard in this State, speaks very favorably of
tbe appearance made by the Second Brigade so
far; He criticises the miserable quarters of
the companies in this city very severely, and is
surprised that an attendance of men can bo
gotten under the circumstances. In speaking
of tbe inspection of Battery B, last Wednesday
nieht, be makes a point which Captain Hunt
should bear inrmlnd, and that is the remark
ably poor condition in which the Galling gun
is kept, and the fact that not more than two or
three of tbe members of the organization knbw
how to use tbe instrument. Lieutenant Bean
is an artillery officer and is presumed to know .
what he is talking about, and be expresses
amazement that the only piece of artillery tha
battery would prooably ever need in case of
riot duty, should be kept in such unserviceable
FUX FOE LAWXEES.
The Legal Stadents Held a Moot Court Yes
The Law Students' Association yesterday
afternoon held a moot court in the Orphans
court room. O. P. Bobertson, Esq., pre
sided as judge. The case before the court
was that of a laborer against a "clique of
men," an action for damages. The plaintiff
was represented by Messrs. Dunn and
Bried and the defendants by E. P. Lewis.
It was decided to have a jury trial this
The law students elected the following
officers of their association for the ensuing
quarter: President, J. F. McKenna; Vice
President, E. P. Lewis; Secretary, J. N.
Dunn; Treasurer. James McKirdv; Execu
tive Committee, B. P. Lewis, E. V. McMuI
len, Charles Schlegel; District Attorney, J.
AECflBISflOP EYAX GONE HOME.
Tho Catholic Prelate Left for Philadelphia
Archbishop Evan, of Philadelphia, left
yesterday for home, accompanied by his
Chancellor, Dr. Hortsman. They carried
with them all the testimony taken in the
TJrsnllne investigation. It will be sent to
Borne and will pfobablynot be known until
further instructions have been given by
The dissatisfied nuns who still adhere to
Mother Alphonse will not return to France
until they receive tha report of the Arch
veterans, Bons of Veterans and members of
G. A. E. posts to Gusky's to bur vonr G.
A. B. suit, odd coat, cap, white vest or
white cloves. Yoa know of old that none, r
can undersell 'Gusky's, and you alsofalSw'
that anything you buy at Gusky'B you caif
depend on. This is more than you can err
if yoa purchase elsewhere. -
La Matilde imported cigars from 510 to
540 per hundred. G. "W. Schmidt, 4
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa,
Sprlnc Saltings. f
The largest stock of choice spring suit-
in? s and trouserings at Pitcairn's, 434 -:
Parent Take Note.
Gusky's will offer this week some 400 ele
gant Jersey suits at 2 25, (3 00, $3 50, $4 25
and V 00. Now if your fancy runs to
dressing your boy in a Jersey suit (and it is
truly a beautiful suit), be a'dvised bv us to
come and see what we're offering. You'll
never regret it.
EryOEKNTINB awnings at Mamaux &
Son's, 537 and 639 Penn ave.
THE SHERIFF'S HAMMER
On J. B. ANDEBSON'S, of 138 Federal street,
' Dry Goods '
' Oil Cloths
Makes the cheapest prices for fine goods over
offered in this vicinity. .
T, M, LATIMER,
138 Federal St, Allegheny, Pa.
For a FEW DAYS bargain-seekers will find
prices nnprecedentedly low for Fine Dry
goods, Winter Wraps and Cloaks, Trimmings,
155 FEDERAL ST., $
The stand f ormari v ocennled bv Cha. Tttt!
s. r,- rZZ.
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