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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,- SDNDAY, 'JUNE;' 16, 1889.'
IN THE SOCIAL SWIM.
HIKTS TOE ODE BELLES.
Why Pittsburg Society Glrli Have Not the
Glorious PliyMq.no of the Ancient Greeks
Health nnd Benntr Synonymous Terms.
rwTtnTEs- rem the dispatch.!
Something more than a pretty face is
seeded for a charm thai will outlast a
week's acquaintance. A pretty face is
enough for a photograph, hut let me remind
young women how many, men of the world,
ana of taste, have declared they would
weary of Venus herself in three months if
they had to sit opposite her every day at
dinner. There must be something sought
among the secrets of Circe to give a longer
lease of charm, a more varied appeal to the
sensibilities in every day usage. To be a
satisfactory companion, a woman wants the
expression which comes of quick intelli
gence, the ease and varied motion that
belong to suppleness of limb and the light
ness of mental and bodily touch, born not
of feebleness but force and good staying
powers qualities, each rarer than perfect
Greek features, unblemished complexions,
nnd hair a yard and a half long. The
lightness which comes oC a high order of
strength and endurance is, I am inclined to
think, the rarest of all physical qualities, and
at the same time one which all women might
possess it they would cultivate it.
A CAREFULIY TBAINED MODpX GIEL,
who fills a tailor gown so well, plays tennis to
perfection and pulls an oar in the club rejratta,
looks the picture of health, hut 'her tread is
convincing. You are aware of it when she sits
down by the shock, and if you expect her to
turn aside on meeting suddenly in the shop
aisles or the railway station you are mistaken.
It seems impossible for her well built figure to
swerve or get out of the way any more easily
than if moved by brake and axles. Put her in
the common exactions of life, apart from her
careful routine, and she goes to pieces sooner
than her mother, who never knew calisthenics,
other than those taught by small beginnings,
uncertain incomi. and the bringing up half a
dozen children. TLc daughter has been trained,
not to live, but to graduate, and her physical
training has been on a par with her study of
political science and comprehensive view
of all religions. One thing as to her fu
ture as a woman is certain, rich or poor,
that she will nnd use lor all the quickness,
strength and lasting ability as it is possible to
civeher. How do jou propose to get them?
by shutting her away from every pursuit she is
likelvto follow the rest of her life, last when
she Is forming, and her tastes and muscles
might adapt themselves to these inevitable
tasks, w hich by practice would cease to be felt
as tasks. By putting upon the Immature brain
all its labor lor a lifetime, in shape of study.
Bending the girl into the world with
KEEVES TEASED AJTD STEAIKED,
unfit for any sort of endurance, if heart and
Stomach are not already diseased to make
trouble for life. In place of the varied tasks at
home, and outdoor life, she has bad the excel
lent mechanical gymnastics which are to real
exercise what barrel organs are to music, or
canned soup to fresh beef and salad. Take the
best gymnasts. The Swedish or Ling system,
called the simplest and best "as they require
no apparatus and do not involve any great
latigue." They are a series of rhythmic ges
tures, given as follows:
1. Describe a circular movement with arm. SO
times in succession. Extend the arms forward,
outward and npuard, 30 times.
2. Execute a circular movement from the
waist, swaying the upper part of the body slow
ly ronnd. 30 times.
8. Extend the leg as nearly at right angles
with the body as possible, 12 times each side.
4. Extend and bend the foot 20 times each
side; perform the gesture of reaping or sawing
SO times: bend each knee 20 times.
5. Raise the arm swiftly and rapidly, as in
the action of throwing a lance. 12 times in suc
cession. Throw out both arms together 20 or
6. Trot on one spot, resting the hands on the
hips and lifting the feet briskly, 100 to 300
7. Jump with hands on hips and head and
body erect, 50 or 100 times.
All this to be done before breakfast, or an
hour before each meal. This empty, aimless
motion w ould be worse than half an hour of the
tread-mill to a woman of nerves. It is nard
wort for muscles and nerves, because it is
fighting the air. Better the quoit In tne hand,
or bowling, the race on the green, or turning a
crank, something to give deflniteness, resist
ance and interest to the work.
HEALTHT AND BEATJTIFUI..
Bimonides tells us that "the two things the
Greeks desired most were to be healthy and
beautiful." with a beauty which was the result
of careful physical training. But it was not a
training with ropes and pulleys, a vacant order
of gestures, that left the face as dull as the
body. Their women were most of them beauti
ful, so that plainness was the same exception
with them that classic loveliness is with us.
They were bred to be lovely, as our girls are to
lie polite and to "graduate," and their manner
of training wonld have tne same result in
America that it had in Attica orDorla. To tell
truth yon seldom find a lasting beauty which
lias not had a semi-Greek education of out-door
life behind it. Take the beautiful Gunnings,
who ran wild in their Irish country home, till
their calculating mamma raked and scraped
enough to take them to Dublin and thence to
The Gunnings were unlicensed noldens, but
their races over the hills gave them matchless
complexions. Later still Mrs. Langtry took her
beauty course, roving the Jersey lanes with her
brothers in soft, pure sea air, living on peaches
and coarse bread, with just as little of lessons
as sufficed to fit her for Londondrawlngrooms.
I repeat it, and propose to repeat it, till the
idea reaches attention, that yon can turn a girl
out, cleverer, better Informed, of more accurate
tastes, ana surer adaptation to any society In
which she Is thrown, by three hours study a
day, and the roet out of doors or at work, than
by reversing the order. I have seen it and the
per contra too often not to know. Did it never
strike you bow dull air stupefies and stultifies
the brain, or bow incessant early study leaves
the mind active in its narrow traverse, but in
capable of originating creditably, or seeing
THE SCHOOL DBH.Ii
sends out the women of angular or precise
movements and equally confined ideas. These
alnmnse, with their class pins and heads full of
women's-club ideas are the least interesting to
tale with, or know, of their sex. Everything is
cut and dried, everything repeats the class
book or the sentiment of a clique. As for get
ting her to look over the hedge of her opinion,
or that of her favorite reviewer, I pity the san
guine mortal who essays it Ton might as well
expect an epigram from her or a repartee. She
may writs poetry full of Greek illustration, but
Greek reality would be very bad form in her
eyes. The nearest thing we know to it in this
age is some up-country or far-West settlement
where the girls climb fences, play ball and run
races with the boys till they are 10, and study
Tennrsonor Milton over their ironing boards.
or read the Atlantic Monthly after driving
reaper to the blue and gold moons of wheat
harvest, and dance in the moonlight afterward.
Wholly imaginary state of society! My dear
madam, you know very little of your country if
you say so. Bat you must go 30 miles back of
railroads and summer boarders to find It.
To begin, too Greek girls were trained to
races, and it Is a pity that racing is not down in
the course for all female colleges, for of all
exercise to tram down the figure, to stretch
and knit the limbs, and electrify the whole
body, running out of doors, on green sward, of
abrtesy dsyis&est. It Is as natural for a
Wealthy girl to run as it is for btr to sing. Too
Greek running was not ladylike, with arms
htld to the aids, but the (new of maidens with
ound. lotting 'wiM iw iv -nlci la any J
classic collection, is very innocent, joyous and
heroic It also proves a soundness and strength
about the hips which implies that women's dis
abilities were unknown in Hellas, a state for
which they might exchange all dreams of the
suffrage to-day. So supple were
THE DOBIAX MAIDEN'S
who performed the sacred processional dance,
that springing in the air, they could strike the
back with the sole of the foot, and the floating
figures of wall decorations represent the graces
and freedom of life. The blithe old country
dances on the green, the round dance at gar
den parties, In a tent on the lawn, or the
lantern-lit piazza of an evening, are the best
forms of amusement for young or old. It is
never the dancing Injures- at balls, but the late
hours and bad air, which kill just as surely at
mere receptions and conventions. If rigid peo
ple frown equally on running because it is boy
ish, and dancing because it is tabooed, they
mavfind tolerance for throwing quoits and
tossing stones at a mark which hare the classic
stamp of amusement. In all these ways did
the Greek girls stretch their muscles and ply
their limbs, till they grew large-eyed, rounded
as their marbles and supple as panthers and
dancing women, and glad with long joyousness
because life was so easy and its burdens bliss
The only girls who receive anything like such
tralmnc now-a-davs are actresses and those fa
vored to grow up in some quiet region, sweetly
recluse as that Miss Jewett pictures in "A
Marsh Island," or Miss Woolson'sAnne grew
to beauty in, among Northwestern pines. For
you cannot hare stage success without physical
training to a degree which repels any but the
most determined, and you will not find beauty,
health and sweetness combined without it.
The great beauties who take the social prizes
in marriage are almost all bred in the lesser
towns, where a less conventional society gives
women a snatch at freedom in girlhood. You
don't find them growing up with callsthenlc
wands, health tins and a massageuse to do
their exercise for them. Yon all remember the
painful story of a girl in a city home, sur
rounded by every care, who was strangled in
the cords of her "health-pull" one evening, lit
tle more than a year since. Scarcely more piti
ful is her fate than that of the girls brought up
to depend on such substitutes for work and ex
ercise If they live. B. D.
The Imperial Club's summer night recep
tions every Thursday evening have become very
popular, and are well attended.
Alderman C. O. Donnell and wife, of Penn
avenne, celebrated the thirty-second anni
versary of their marriage last Wednesday even
ing by a pleasant party and musical.
An evening garden party, under the auspices
of the Ladles' Society of St. John's Episcopal
Church, will be given at the residence of John
PexTing, Esq, Butler street, opposite the cable
car station, Thursday evening, June 27.
The Twenty-fifth Ward Debating Society
held it regular meeting at the residence of
George and John Henry. The question dis
cussed was'Which is theifore Useful, Coal or
Iron?" The next meeting will be held at the
residence of Mrs. Kulala Hapenny.
Mrs. Lizzie Pershing-Anderson's school of
elocution, music and literature, held its closing
exercises at the chapel of the First Presby
terian Church Monday evening. Miss Julia A.
Swartz, one of the participants, displayed rare
elocutionary powers. The exercises were ap
preciated by all present.
Cards of invitations will be issued the coming
week for the annual cotillon to be given at the
Idlewood Hotel on the afternoon and evening
of July 4. The music will be furnished by the
Gernert Bros., Orchestra. The committee in
charge are Messrs Harry Dolan, Tom Dunn,
Will Gray and Frank Lanahau.
Quite a pleasant surprise party was held at
the residence of the Misses O'Donnell, of Penn
avenue, on Thursday evening last. Among
those present were: Misses Maggie and Annie
McCabe, Mollle O'Donnell, May Molamphy.
Susie McCusker, and Lizzie and Maggie Crow
ley; and Messrs. L C. Creegan, James O'Don
nell, William Molamphy, Frank McCabe, W. J.
McCormack and John C. O'Donnell. After
singing and dancing until the "wee sma hours"
the company adjourned, having spent a de
A delightful progressive euchre party was 'i
given by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hamilton, on
Thursday evening, at their residence on Bing
ham street, Southside. Among those present
were Mr. and Mrs. H. Junker, Sir. and Mrs. J.
Nisser, Mr. and Mrs. C. Weber, Mr. and Mrs.
W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Duff, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Schwann, Dr. and Mrs. Rienecke
and Miss Maud Taylor. The honors were car
ried off by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schwann, the
booby prizes by Mrs. Will Jones and Mr. A. K.
On Thursday evening last another contest
for the Demorests'ilver Medal" took place at
street. The following are the winners of the
medals: E. Ganger, M. Christian, McBlyar
Lichliter. H. Neillie, W. Schilling. M. McCaus
land, L. Kenter, A. Dunlap. Ida Peoples. Lulu
Thomas, A. Young, Edna Halloway, E. Jones,
Nettle Wlle. Honorable mention was made
of the following pupils: E. Moberly, William
Perkins. L. Lutz and E. Steffler.
A very pleasant evening was spentfcaturday
by the relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. W.
M. Crawford at their residence, on Devillier
street, it being the second anniversary of their
marriage. Among those present were: Colonel
W. J. Patterson and wife, Mr. and Mrs. John
Bnrford, Mrs. C. W. Beuney, Mrs. M. Finch.
Mr. and Mrs. U. B. Battelle. of Wheeling; Mrs.
E. M. Kerr. Mrs. M. M. Norris and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Benney, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
llurford, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benney, of
Neville; Miss Fannie Benney, Messrs. Magill
The marrlag.1 of Miss May McClcave, of
Cumberland, Md., to Mr. Robert M. Totten, of
this city, is announced to occur Tuesday, the
18th Inst,, at the home of the bride.
The marriage of Bertha Lou, daughter of
Mrs. M. Schwartz, to Mr. Charles J. Scboene
man, will take place at 9 o'clock A. M., Wednes
day, June 19, at St. Joseph's Church, Pearl
street and Liberty avcnue.East End.
Cards are out announcing the coming mar
riage of Miss Hadassah R. Hamilton, sister of
George P. Hamilton, and Mr. Charles H. Har
low, of the United States Navy. The ceremony
will take place Thursdav evening, lune 27, at 5
o'clock at Emmanuel Church, Allegheny ave
The marriage of Fred Yeutsch, of Alle
gheny, and Miss Annie M. Booker was solem
nized at the residence of the bride's parents, ML
Washington, last evening. Rev. P. S. Jennings,
of Crafton. officiating. Only the near relatives
were present. The bride is the daughter of
Lieutenant Booker, of the police force. The
presents were numerous and costly.
Ono of the pleasant weddings of the week
took place on Wednesday at the Sacred Heart
Church, East End. The contracting parties
were Mr. John Poland, of Lawrenceville. and
Miss Mary Nash, of the East End, Miss Annie
Nash, a sister of the bride, acting as bride-
maid, and Mr. Joseph Poland, a brother of the
groom, acting as best man. After the cere
mony their immediate friends returned to the
borne of the pride, where a supper awaited
Avery pleasant wedding took place in St.
Paul's Cathedral Thursday morning. The con
tracting parties were Miss Katie A. Russell,
niece of W. J. White. Esq., of Wylie avenue,
and Mr. W. C. Klnehart, of tne nttsDurg, Vir-
finia and Charleston Railroad Company. Rev.
athcr Molyneau officiated. After receiving
the congratulations of their friends they left
for a tour of the Eastern cities. On their re
turn they will make their home with the
One of the most pleasant society events of
last week was the marriage of Mr. Charles C.
Daub and Miss Marguerite Auth. of the West
End, on Thursday evening. June 13. The cere
mony which made the two one. for better or
worse, was gracefully performed by Rev. Dr.
Mcllyar. About 40 West Enders witnessed the
ceremony at the residence of the bride's
parents. Cousins of the bride and groom were
the attendants. Five tables wero covered with
presents. "AH went merry as a marriage bell."
The happy couple are now on a ten dajs' East
ern trip, and will visit Washington, New York
On last Wednesday Miss Ida, daughter of
Mr. A. C. Waggner, was married to Mr. Julius
Proeger, Jr., of Unlontown, at the residence of
her parents on Wyoming street, ML Washing
ton. The ceremony was private, only relatives
and immediate friends being present, JTbe
bride was attired in a white silk dress and
wore a wreath of orange blossoms. She was
attended by her younger sister. Miss Minnie.
Mr. Thomas Ashford, Jr was groomsman.
Kev. M. J. Smaller, castor of the ML Washlne-
ton, U. P. Church, was the officiating clergy
man. After the ceremony the couple left for'
Unlontown, where they will go to housekeep
ing. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Waggner, of Brownsville; Mrs. Charles GaskilL
of Brownsville; Mrs. Coates, Miss Llllle Coates,
Mrs. Osterloe. Misses Mary Cuthbertson, Emma
Ritchie, Maggie A. Perry, Hattle J. Berry, Mr.
and Mrs. Julius Proeger, of Unlontown, and
Messrs. Charles Klrner, E. A. Dawes and C. W.
Miss Nellie Alien, of 2731 Penn avenue, left
Wedntsday on City of Paris for England ou a
three months' visit.
Miss Murray, of Hansom place, Brooklyn.
ST. Y- Is spending the summer with Mis Hattle
Hoag, of Oak Hill, Allegheny.
Mrs. J, P. McCnne and daughter, Nannie,
art visiting ber mother, Mrs. Msloy, and other
friends, on lanrsl arcana, Bliitenth vara.
Mist Alice Itbtem departed for btr home,
Franklin, Pa Tuesday, after spending several
weeks very pleasantly among ber friends in
Mrs. F. B. Sellers and daughter, Ida, of Car
lisle, Pa., formerly of Allegheny Citj, are
visiting Mrs. H. D. Sellers, of Monterey street,
Mrs. J. R. Ross, of New York City, who has
been visiting Mrs. George R. Bathwell, of
Washington avenue, Allegheny, returned home
G. B. Barrett and daughter. Miss Cora Bar
rett, sail Saturday on Cunard steamer, Serria.
They will visit England. Ireland, Germany and
France, returning about September 1.
Mrs. WilIU H. Smith, of Webster avenue,
and her uncle, Mr. Artcmus Grow, of Chicago,
have returned from Buffalo, N. Y., where they
have been visiting Mrs. Smith's sister, Mrs. W.
W. Stevens, of West avenue.
THE BOI SCOUT.
N. S. Wood's Second Week nt Harris' Theater
That N. S. Wood is a big favorite in Pitts
burg was fully demonstrated last week by the
large audiences which greeted him at each per
formance. Ho Is here for another week, ap
pearing in his romantic border drama, "The
Boy Scout" As Lew Valleo, Mr, 'Wood does a
large amount of work, and is on the stage near
ly all the time. The rolo is one of his particular
favorites, however, and he gives it in an ener
getic stvle that wins him oceans of applause.
The play Illustrates life in the wild West, and
is both instructive and entertaining. The
scenery used IB sew, and embraces some real
works of art, painted especially for this pro
duction. B. P. O. E. NOTES.
Brother Tom Gazolle Is confined to his
home again with sickness.
Brother McIlwaine is improving fast,
and expects to be out next week.
Brothers Worthbinneb, of Reading;
Turner, of Mansfield, and Mnrdock, of Colum
bus, were in the city last week.
Tee Finance Committee have got under fair
headway now, and have accomplished more the
past week than they did any time before.
Communications are being received from
lodges all over the country stating that we did
a wise act in postponing the reunion until July.
The Elks all over the country are responding
nobly to the cry of distress from Pennsylvania,
and every brother must feel proud of the order.
Chxixicothe Lodge on June 8 sent a tele
gram to Governor Beaver to draw on them for
(400, and that mote would be coming tor the
There will be no communication next
Wednesday evening, but on Wednesday evening
a week the regular meetine will be held, every
member of the lodge should try and attend.
In a letter received from Grand Exalted
Ruler Leach last week, he stated that the post
ponement of the reunion was one of the best
things that could have been done under the
Mrs. Washington Irving Bishop was
compelled to ask the St. Louis lodge of Elks
for money to assist her in paying her husband's
funeral expenses. One hundred dollars was
promptly sent in answer to her telegram.
The first anniversary social session of Ham
ilton Lodge No93, took place at Music Hall
June 5. Judge Berry was master of ceremonies.
A fine programme was rendered. At the com
pletion of the programme the guests were in
vited to the dining room, where they regaled
themselves with a most bounteous and delicate
spread. The remainder of the evening was
given up to dancing.
1 Communicated. i
MEN OF SOUND JUDGMENT
Will Tote Against It.
Because prohibition was introduced Into
Pennsylvania as a fraud, it has been nursed
here as a fraud.
It is wrapped in the livery of heaven, but
it comes to serve the devil. It comes to
regnlate by law our appetites and our daily
lives. It comes to tear down liberty and
build up fanaticism, hypocrisy and Intoler
ance. It comes to confiscate by a legislative
decree the property of many of our fellow
citizens. It comes to send spies, detectives
and informers into our homes; to have us ar
rested and carried before courts and con
demned to fines and imprisonments. It
comes to dissipate the sunlight of happiness,
fieace and prosperity in which we are now
iving, and to nil our land with alienations,
estrangements and bitterness. It comes to
bring us evil, only evil, and that continually.
Let us rise up in our might like one man,
overwhelm It with such a demonstration of
popular indignation that we will never hear
of it again in Pennsylvania as long as grass
grows or water runs.
X. X. X. 1855, Pure Rye Whisky, full
quarts.. .... ..........$2 00
IBM), McKim's Pure Rye Whisky,
full quarts 3 00
Monogram, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 75
Extra Old Cabinet, Pure Rye Whisky,
lull quarts 1 50
Gibson's, 1879, Pure Rye Whisky, full
quarts 2 00
Gibson's Pure Rye Whisky, full
quarts 1 50
Guckenheimer Pure Rye Whisky, full
quarts 1 00
Guckenheimer Export.Pure Rye Whis
ky, full quarts 1 60
Moss Export, Pure Rye Whisky, full
quarts 1 25
1879 Export, Pure Rye Whisky, full
quarts 1 25
1880 Export, Pure Rye Whisky, full
quarts 1 00
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Hos. 95 and
97 Fifth ave.
The great magnet that can do wonders at
Jacksons'. Extraordinary reductions. Mark
down in every department Suits of fine
all-wool cheviot, cassimere, worsteds, now
marked down to $8, 1 10, $12; worth double
the amount. See these bargains; it will
pay you; odd pants for ordinary wear, war
ranted not to rip, at (1 50; worth double.
Men's fine dress pants at $2, $2 50 and $3,
only equaled by custom tailors. Visit our
hat department for nobby styles. Stiff and
soft hats marked down to the lowest notch.
We don't intend to make reductions at the
end of the season. Now is the time to give
buyers the benent. . jacksons ,
Clothiers, Tailors, Hatters and Furnishers,
951 and 956 Liberty street, Star Corner.
Two Brokers on Change.
The other day two well-known members
of the Stock Exchange were seen conversing
in a verv quiet and mysterious manner. It
transpired that one was giving the other a
"pointer" on where to get his old clothes
renovated and repaired. It is needless to
say that Dickson, the Tailor, 65 Fifth ave.,
was the man recommended as being on top
in this line. Give him a call. Remember
name and number, 65 Fifth ave., second
floor. Telephone 1558.
300 Engravings Given Awny Free, Free,
One 22x28 engraving given with every
purchase at Treganowan's picture store.
Picture frames, engravings, etchings, etc.
Life size crayon portraits, 25x30, for 56 00.
Now is your time, improve it 152 Wylie
Baeueelein Brewing Co., Bennett,
Pa., brewers and bottlers of Weiner, Stand
ard and Culmbacher lager beer. Guaran
teed pure and nutritions. Tryit Tele
phone 1018. W7SU
Fbauenheiw: & Vil3aoe.'s beer is
worthy your patronage, both for its good
qualities an1 because it is manufactured
right here in Pittsburg. xxssu
I have a complete line of clarets, Rhine,
Burgundy, Santerne, Hungarian and Ma
deira wine from 55 to HI per case.
William J. Fbidat,
WTSU 633 Smithfield it
Ginohams The best assortment of
French and Scotch zephyr ginghams we
have shown this season. Anderson's 40o
goods at 25c, and best French tephyrt, nov
elty styles, were 45e and 60c, now 30c a yard.
MWMu Hoous & Hacks.
I am sell I of a floe Havana Key Wett
cigar 6 for 3. William J. Km d at,
wriu 033 Bulthtold street.
BRAND ARMY ECHDEB.
CORPORAL JAMES I. TANNER.
Some Facts Abont the Popular Commis
sioner of Pensions Trouble Over Rates
to the National Encampment News
from tho Posts.
The portrait above will be at once recog
nized by many veterans of the war
as that of Commissioner of Pension;, Cor
poral James L. Tanner. There are soldiers
who came out of the war with' higher titles,
but none with one more worthily won, or with
a greater measure of personal popularity. Cor
poral Tanner, as the Commissioner is still fa
miliarly called, is one of the most interesting
figures of the present administration. Of
singularly frank, engaging manners the im
pression which he makes upon the vast num
ber of visitors to the Pension Office is such as
dally increases the following of his friends. He
is a large-brained, sympathetic man who com
prehends the peculiar circumstances of a case
almost at a glance, and decides according
to their merits with a heartiness and
promptness that are very refreshing
to such as may have thought that red tape and
circumlocution were necesary incidents of of
ficial business. To the new Commissioner the
office is no sinecure, as any one who sees him
daily hearing and disposing of hundreds of
callers would quickly perceive. Commissioner
Tanner Is a born worker, full of nervous energy,
and the history of his personal career shows It
at every stage. Like all positive men, his
positions on public questions occasionally
arouse strong opposition; but he does not worry
A native of'Scoharie county. New York, he
entered the Eightieth New York Regiment
when a mere boy, and fought throngh all the
principal engagements of the Peninsular cam
paign, until at second -Bull's Run a dreadful
shell wound made necessary the amputation of
both bis feet. He was then placed on the.
clerical force of the War Department; and in
1869 had studied law and was admitted to the
bar. Before engaging actively in law practice
he took a position in the New York Custom
House, and by sheer force of ability rose
to the highest position under that of Collector.
Next, his administrative capacity was shown
as Collector of Taxes for the city of Brooklyn,
where, for eight years, he succeeded so admir
ably as to win praise alike from political
friends and opponents. Meanwhile Corporal
Tanner was Indefatigable as a Q. A. R. man,
his services winning recognition in his appoint
ment twice as Commander of the Department
oi jNew loric ana nts appointment upon tne
National Pension Committee.
Of the Commissioner's talents as an orator
there Is probably no occasion to speak, as he
has been heard both in campaign times and
from the lecture platforms in most of the
States, and with great delight in Pittsburg.
When he speaks he seldom fails to give his
hearers and the public something to think and
talk about. That he is an important and
growing factor in the administration is
so very evident that bis friends, who
are legion, take great pride and satisfaction in
his appointment to the Important position he .
now holds. He is personally a great favorite at
Washington, even among those who may not
be always able to 'agree with. bis views on this
or that question, and is much sought after for
his franlc and clear estimates of men and
things by those who wish to gauge public
opinion. It is a common observation that the
veterans of war always feel at home where
Tanner is; and he is not the less an efficient
and able Commissioner for being still a comrade
when he meets them in the Pension Office.
The Rate to Milwaukee.
Great indignation is everywhere expressed
over the refusal of the railroads leading Into
Milwaukee to grant a 1-cent rate to those at
tending the Grand Army Encampment at that
city in August. This, it is said, is a direct vio
lation of assurances given at the last National
Encampment to induce the holding of the com
ing one at Milwaukee.
If the railroads do not recede from their posi
tion, and it is decided to hold the encampment
at Milwaukee under these circumstances, thou
sands will stay away who otherise would go If a
reasonable rate were granted.
The Council of Administration may yet take
action and change the place of meeting of the
Encampment of the Q. A. R. of 18S9. Apropos
of this Colonel Mooay, general passenger azent
of the Western lines of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, long ago assured Comrade H. H. Ben
roueh and others that a satisfactory rate would
bemadeforcomridps of Pennsjlvania going
over those lines to Milwaukee.
A Comrade Pat on Ills Foet Again.
Comrade Adam Weaver, of Post 30, Johns
town, was one of the sufferers of the flood. He
lost his 19-year-old son in addition to all his ef
fects. Through the influence of the Grand
Amy Relief Committee the General Relief
Committee acted very generously with Com
Tade Weaver, furnishing the house No. 4201
Main street, Sixteenth -ward, with necessary
furniture, a good supply of clothing and eata
bles, and turning it over to him. He Is now
employed at his trade in Moore's Carriage
Factory. They were highly pleased at the re
union of the family, which now numbers ten,
at their new house yesterday, though it was
joy with sorrow, for a son and brother was not
there. Comrade Weaver and his wife, who had
her arm severely crushed In the awful disaster,
were temporarily boused at Mercy Hospital
and the children were at Tannehill Orphan
Tho Johnstown Relief Fond.
Major J. F. Denniston, Treasurer of the
"Conemaugb Valley Soldiers' Relief Fund,"
June S reported subscriptions to the amount of
(1,466 21. The following additional were re
ceived last week:
Post 88, Etna. 204; Post 117. 8100: W. H. Den
niston, Post 117, 20; Mrs. Clara Garrison, West
Virginia. SI; Samuel D. Sleetb. $2; Mrs. F.
Walter, Brooklyn, N. Y., S3; DunuesnePost
A committee will be appointed, to consist of
five members from the department and three
from Post 0, of Johnstown, to make proper
distribution of the funds raised by the Grana
Army for needy old soldiers and their families
in mat vicinity.
Grand Army Notes.
Post 151's sick list Is quite large at present
Comrade Kinzie Mooue, of Post 41, is
Comrade Pitzeb, of Post 41, has not im
Post 151 held its usual muster on Tuesday
evening last ,
Post 8 will rafcet only the first Monday even
ing of each month during Jnly and August
Tub comrades of Post 151 are already look
ing forward expectantly to theirannual outing.
Post 157 held its regular muster on Thurs
day evening. There was as usual a good at
Post 162 had ten applications at its last
muster. This shows active work on the part
of the comrades.
The number of soldiers of the late war
drawing pensions for total blindness at the rate
of S72 per month Is 858.
Tug reunion of the Regimental Association
of the Ono Hundred and Becond Pennsylvania
Volunteers takes place August 15 at Butler,
Post 41 had its regular muster on Wednes
day evening. A good attendance proved that
the boys are taking an active Interest In tho
The son of Comrade John P. Wilhelm, of
Post 151, Is suffering lrom blood poisoning,
caused by a cut he received on his wrist while
at work In a glasshouse.
Post 155, at its meeting Friday night, con
tributed J25 to the ladles ot the G. A. It and
the rellof corns who are taking care ot tho
Johnstown sufferers at tho Western University
THE ..new encampment TJ. V. L. at Batter,
Fa will be mustered ea the evseleg of Jaae
T. About MO from Nos.1 and 0111 accompany
tre National OobwhhhIw, who will atte4 to
the oKcut work.
AxronxATioN U wasted by Adjutaal WlU
lam H. Lambert of Post3,'Of one Dennis Ma
baney, supposed to have been buried by some
Grand Army Posthere in some Catholic ceme
tery in this vicinity,
DEPAETMEST . COJIMANDES STEWABT, Of
the G. A. R., writes to national headquarters,
U. V. L., thanking the comrades for the boxes
of shoes and stockings sent to the soldiers'
children at Johnstown.
Comrades Holyland and Fisher have
proved themselves good foragers in gathering
the supplies and furniture for Comrade Adam
Weaver. They went on the principle that noth
ing is too good for the soldier.
The new rituals of the Union Veteran
Legion have just come out from the hands of
the printer and will bo issued to the several
encampments next week. They are hand
somely bound and are complete in all the de
tails. Captain A. J. Reed, of Post U's firing
squad, is determined to have his "boys" in a
state of perfection in drill and marching for
the trip to the National Encampment He
says that none of his "boys'1 are oyer 25 years
Comrade George Lynch, of Post 151, un
derwent a painful 'surgical operation at the
Homeopathic Hospital last weeK, which ter
minated happily. Comrade Jones, of 151, says
he looks like a now man, and is improving
Es oampment No. 31, Union Veteran Legion,
of Wilmington, Del., sent a check for 125 to
National Commander Pearson to be added to
the "Legion fund," to be used In relieving the
old soldiers and their families who suffered by
the recent Johnstown disaster.
A number of new books jv ere added o En
campment No. L U. V. L.. library last week.
Nearly all the works pertaining to the late war
can be found on the shelves, and every evening
a numher ot "old vets" can be found enjoying
themselves in the reception room.
Ekcamfmest No. 85, U. V. L., Mt Vernon,
O., sent 20 to General Pearson as their dona
tion toward the Johnstown soldiers' relief fund,
and encampments at Centervllle, B. L, Smiths
burg, Pa., and Hazleton, Pa., have also for
warded their checks for good amounts.
Colonel Chux W. Hazzard, Department
Commander ' Thomas J. Stewart Governor
Beaver and General Harry White are expected
to speak at the annual reun on at Greenrille,
Pa., of the Northwestern Association, the date
of which has been changed to August 2a
McI'hekson Post; No. 117, East End, was
presented with a G. A. R. badge by John
Wimer, who found it among the debris of the
Johnstown flood. The post has placed It In a
glass case in its room, where it will hang as
long as the post exists, as a relic ot the great
The Union ex-Prisoners of War Association
at its last regular meeting (Jnne 3) tendered a
vote of thanks to the ladles of Colonel John B.
Clark Circle No. 11, and to Post 162, G.AR, for
tho courteous and handsome manner in which
the association was entertained as their guests
on Memorial Day.
Post 3's regular muster will tate place to
morrow night At least five, and probably six
or seven recruits will be mustered. The sclop
ttcan views will be Introduced during the mus
ter. Post 215, of the West End, will be there
in a body. Other posts and comrades are cor
dially invited to be present
The following posts have been mustered in
Pennsylvania: J. Edward Parkhurst Post, No.
681, Elkland borough, Tioga county. R. T.
Wood, Commander; Captain Devereaux Post,
No. 583, East Springfield, Erie county, A. J.
McKee, Commander; McKee Post No. G84,
WestFranklin, Bradford county, Luther Smith,
McPnERSON Post No. U7, East End, has
tendered a vote of thanks to the military
organizations, the Homewood Band, the dif
ferent societies and the ladies and gentlemen
of the Q.A.E. Choir, who all participated with
the post in its Memorial Day services at Home
wood and the German Lutheran Cemeteries.
The childreu ot the Lincoln, Liberty, Hiland
and Shakespeare schools are thanked for their
uonations ot uowers.
The heaviest loser in battle of any regiment
from Connecticut was the Fourteenth. It had
85 killed at Antietam, 46 at Fredericksburg, 15
at Gettysburg, 13 at Bristoe station, 20 at Mor
ton's Ford, 21 in the Wilderness, 10 at Spottsyl
vania and minor losses in other engagements,
which ran Its total of killed up to 205, or 11.8
per cent of its total enrollment of 1,721. It also
lost 78 in Rebel prisons. Deaths from disease
ran its total loss np to 397, or nearly one fourth
of the total number of names on its muster
rolls. The Board of Commissioners on Gettysburg
monuments will assemble on Thursday, June
20, at noon in the State library at Harrisburg,
to meet the regimental committees who have
not availed themselves of the State appropria
tion for the erection of monuments on the bat
tlefield of Gettysburg. The commissioners will
be at Gettysburg Friday, June 21, headquarters
Spring's Hotel, to confer with regimental com
mittee1) and make arrangements for proper ob
servance of Pennsylvania Day, September 11
Sons of Veterans,'
The next regular meeting of Davis Camp
will be held Wednesday evening.
Past Captain Dak G. Brose, assistant in
specting officer of this district, will Inspect
Camp 2, of Allegheny, to-morrow evening.
The Relief Committee of Speer Orr Camp
No. 14. Johnstown, desires to thank the Wilk
insburg camp and relief corps for a carload of
provisions sent there for the relief ot afflicted
The Pennsylvania Division Convention of
the Ladies' Aid Societies of the Sons of Vet
erans, takes place June 25, 26 and 27, at Phila
delphia. The National Convention meets in
tieptember at Faterson, N. J.
A full attendance of the members of An
drew Carnegie Camp, No. 162, is requested at
their headquarters on Tuesday evening, as
business of importance to every member of the
camp will be brought before tho meeting.
Several members of Camp 2 of acknowl
edged histrionic ability bave tendered their
services to Pos; 157, Q. A. R., to take part in
the production of the Irish drama, "Ireland as
It Is," which will be produced In the near
future. Members of Camp 83 will also take
A new camp of the Sons of Veterans will
shortly bo organized in this city. Persons eli
gible and not already members of the order
wlsnmg to join tne new camp win do zurnisned
all information desired by addressing Chas. L.
Babst Wood street and Virgin alley, or L. H.
R. Foulk, 99 Fifth avenue.
A concert and necktie festival was given at
Monitor Hall, Homestead. Saturday evening.
June 8, by the Holllngshead Camp No. 31, Sons
of Veterans, under the management of Mr.
Jobu Holllngshead. It was a great success.
The hall was handsomely draped with flags
and flowers. The programme was made up ot
talent from Pittsburg and Homestead.
Camp 33, of Allegheny, has turned over all
donations In the way of clothing, etc., received
by them to the ladies of tho G. A. R. Their
cash contributions, amounting to something
like SKS, will be devoted to relieving the wants
of members ot the order who are sufferers by
the Johnstown flood. The members of the com
mittee having the matter in hand are deserving
of much credit for their systematic work.
La Perla del Famnr.
These celebrated clear Havana Key "West
Cigars are for sale at:
Hotel Duquesne, Hotel Anderson.
St Charles Hotel, Albemarle Hotel.
Union Depot Restaurant
John Laulcr, 3799 Filth ave.
Peter A. Ganster, 35 and 37 Frankstown
John I Ganster, 27 Frankstown ave.
Peter "Weber, 76 Wylie ave.
John O. Strout), 25 Union st
E. W. Hagan," 609 Smithfield st
Neville Bayley, 405 Smithfield st -
J. K. Derr, 400 Market st
P. C. Duffy, 540 Grant st.
E. F. Rusch. 3716 Eorbes st.
"Linhart, Bald & Co., 411 Smithfield st
G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
THERE ABB TWO SIDES TO EVTERY
Miss Kate Field, of New York,
WII.Ii SPEAK AGAINST PEOHIBIIIOK
At Old City Hail, Monday evening, June
17. Admission free. Seats reserved for
ladies. Music by the Great Western Band.
Foil Train Barvice Restored.
On all Pennsylvania Railroad lints east
of Pittsburg ard Erie fnll train service has
been restored, ixcept "New York and Chi
Black Surahs Special values Ib 24
Inch black sttah silks at 75c, 85c, tl and
f 1 25 a yard fully 33 per cent better values
than any shlwn anywhere that we know of.
MWi-au Ilcaus Ss Hack
Geo. U, ilraattt it Bri
1M First ire.) fMoad dee? below Wood at,
aro lha Urscst liolilen of rtaMylraal
fttir rye irhlskta Id lha city.
A MATTER OF TASTE.
Some Pertinent Remarks on the Art
of Buying Good Pictures.
THE WILES OP THE AUCTIONEER
Should be Carefully Avoided by Purchasers
Who Are Sot
EXPERT IN DETECTING F0BGEKIES
rwBrrrnr tob the dispatcii.i
In my previous communication I stated
that the getting together a collection of
works of art was a venture. By this I
meant that, however abnndant a man's
means might he, he ran two risks the first
from himself, the second from others. On
entering upon any undertaking the pre
liminary question which a man of common
sense puts to himself is, "Co I know any
thing about this matter ?" If he concludes
that he does not, and is still intent upon
prosecuting the affair, he asks himself, "Ib
there any thoronghly competent and trust
worthy person whose services I can secure J"
Should this question be decided In the nega
tive, he either abandons his design entirely or
waits nntU such services are available.
Now, in the large majority of cases tnese are
preciselv the two questions which people who
enter for the first time on the venture of
picture buying do not ask themselves.
The vanity Inherent In human nature is of
diverse kinds and of various degrees of ten
acity. The twin species of wishing to appear to
know what we do not and of nugging our own
opinion, are the very last to wither In the cru
cible of a severe philosophical training.
Few, indeed, are the persons who have en
joyed even what is to-day. by a Strong figure of
speech, termed an education, who will tolerate
the Insinuation that they are
DEFECTIVE IiT MATTERS OP TASTE.
Thev will concede, with the utmost suavity,
that they are ignorant of Chinese or Sanscrit;
the Pandects and Codices of Justinian are an
unexplored realm to them; that qualitative
analysis Is a mystery as yet unfolded to their
minds; but, venture to tell them that their
taste baits, and they are up in arms. And, yet
should they be catechized on tho canons of
taste in one or the other branch of art, it
would be found that their knowledge was ex
actly commensurate with that possessed by
them in any one of the subjects just men
tioned. This vanity constitutes the first danger of
which 1 spoke above. Had everybody who
buys pictures the sense to ask himself the
question which I put just now into the mouth
ot my hypothetical- man, and the courage to
answer it honestly, the danger alluded to would
be averted. They would then cast abont for
some one oi Knowledge ana promty, trust in
him and spare themselves the pain and humilia
tion which not unfrequently come later to
those who have trusted to their untrained
judgment or wbatmight more aptly be termed
a total lack ot judgment
For such pain and humiliation are more fre
quent than is usually imagined. It is not very
lone ago since a well-known financial magnate
living in New York paid $12,000 for a picture
alleged to bo by Corot He was a thorough
believer in the value of his own opinion, The
picture was sold, with many others, at public
auction. The experienced dealers in the place
were astounded, and well they might be. Not
many weeks ago I saw several pictnres, the
property of a rich Hew Yoraer, which had
been placed in the hands of a firm here to be
cleaned, cradled, etc. Among them were a few
alleged examples of the
CELEBRATED BAEBIZOK SCHOOL.
In answer to my Inquiry as to wheth
er the owner believed them to be genu
ine, I was informed that he most undoubt
edly -did. The pictures bore the names of great
painters, and there was not a single genuine
one among them.
Here, then, were two cases In which the va
riety of their opinions, unbacked by judgment
or knowledge, had cost two men many thou
sands of dollars, and in the case of the first
mentioned had made him ridiculous to boot in
presence of the most experienced dealers in
the country. If they bad had sense enough to
consult some real connoisseur, dealer or other,
they would not bave been betrayed into pur
chases which made them a laughing stock.
The nnmber of people thus victimized is verv
large, and the majority of them are fleeced"
at auctions. It will be noticed that It is the
uniform Dractlce of auctioneers when selling
works of art to stato at the beginning of the
catalogue, among the conditions of salo, that
they will not be responsible for any error of
description. So that if one happened to have
paid 510,000 for a supposed Diaz or Rousseau
(which was worth less than nothing as being a
fraud), and could and actually did establish
the forgery ot the signature and the fraudu
lent character of the work the next day be
wonld have no redress. As a general rule,
therefore, auctions are excellent places for the
inexperienced to avoid. If you must buy at
auction, and there are now and again auctions
of genuine picture?, eniraco the services of
some dealer of first-class repute, pay him his
commission and make your mind easy.
But there is another class of persons who get
victimized. They belong to the army of Eu
ropean tourists, who, in every city of note on
the continent trust to their own germane
acuteness, and go around to the brocauteurs
and second-hand picture dealers looking for
bargains. Bless their innocent hearts I
PEBHAPS THEY DON'T GET BABOAIXS,
that's all I Wherever they see a little art shop
in an out-of-the-way place the more out-of-the-way
the better they like it they are eager to
penetrate its hidden recesses, for there is the
bunting ground where they may find a treas
ure. They inquire timidly of the very polite old
gentleman who receives them whether he
hasn't, for instance, a small Dupre. They are
very, very scarce indeed. But be does happen
to have lust one. A gentleman has been trvintr
to get it for the last two weeks. But there is a-
sllgbt difference between the would-be buyer
and the seller of a trifling 1,000 francs. Won't
he let them see it? Certainly I Picture pro
duced with much ceremony. Price? Well, he
doesn't expect to get so fine an example for
many a long year. The picture, of course, is a
fraud, and be has a dozen more of them. He
cats ten times as much for it as tho noor. hun
gry devil that painted it ana the gem is duly
forwarded to New York. The same Bteamer
may carry five or six copies of the self-same
thing by the self-same hand. The collection of
pictmes bearing great names are brought to
gether, In due course of time find their way to
the auction rooms, and the race of dupes, vic
tims of the variety before described, is perpet
uated. This nefarious business had, a few years ago,
reached such proportions that the French Gov
ernment in the Interests of legitimate art,
thought it necessary to enact very severe
MEASUEE3 AGAINST THE FOBGEBS
of other artists' names. But enacting laws and
detecting forgers are two very different things.
The same practices are no doubt still con
tinned. Greedy men will generally take an un
certain risk for a certain and large profit
So, If your picture-buying Is in Europe, don't
go looking for bargains in back streets, and
unless you are a good judge, or accompanied
by one, don't buy at all; but make the acquaint
ance at home of soma nonorably-known, long
tried and solidly-established firm of dealers.
Tell them about what you want If it is to be
bad, they can get it If not they can order It,
because representatives of such houses visit all
the art capitals of Europe two or three times a
year. There are several such houses in New
York. William Schaus, for instance. Is one
that maybe cited for the known possession of
snch qualities. And, of course, there are others
Begin well. Never buy a picture merely be
cause it is cheap. To anyone desirous of form
ing a good collection, however small, a poor
picture is dear at any price. Rather be the
possessor of 10 first-rate works than ot 100 in
different ones. Milieu's Angelus shows what
kind ot an investment a work by a great artist
may be, and the instance Is by no means a sol
itary one. But I have trespassed too long on
your spacel . Colonna.
ART NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Photoobafhs of a painting entitled "Music
in the Air" are being shown in the art stores.
The subject is a lachrymose youngster whose
facial expression leaves no doubt as to whence
tho muslo emanates, and who apparently de
rives but little comfort from the possession of
a pair of wings, although they have evidoutly
been ot service In elevating their owner a con
siderable distance into the upper atmosphere
benco the title of the work.
It has been suggested recently by a writer on
art that in the establishment ot a national
style in decoration a suitable and distinctly
American motive would bo found In the great
adaptability to artytie treatment ot the raaixe,
or Indian corn. There Is some food fur thought
In this suggestion, and it may be that future
generations, looking back over the history of
this nation, wilt dad the taalso forming as Im
portant a loature ot our architectural stjleas
the acanthus in that ot anolent Greece.
Botd A Co. bar shewn a number of water
oaten by ft K Wslkisy, M. Warrto.K.8.
Bteveasea sd Mlti OHve Turner. The work
fey Mm teat miauensa ante la a vary food
MHBfU ef bertttja at MctttM,M4 MmhI
in oft. The study by Mr. Stevenson Is a sketch
on the National Pike, Washington county. It
is pleasant to note in this little work a greater
attention to detail and completeness than Is
exhibited in much that he has turned out of
late, and there is also evident a marked im
provement in coloring. The balance of these
studies are much smaller and lees pretentious
than are usually shown by the artists whose
names they bear.
"A Mishap" is the title of a very clever
painting by Miss Ida Waugb, an excellent
photogravure of which may be seen at Boyd's.
The subject represents a rather diminutive
specimen of humanity who in tumbling about
in play has fallen upon the saucer from which
a young kitten has been'feedlng, partially over
turning it and spilling its contents. From the
expression on the child's face it appears to
thoroughly enjoy tho situation, though one can
not say as much for the kitten. There are also
shown four photogravures of very striking
pictures, two of them marine viows ly Walter
Li. Lansll, and two cattle pictnres by
Wilbur H. Lansll. The work of these artists is
new to Pittsburg, but Is of such merit as will
attract attention wherever shown.
The fifth year of the Pittsburg Art School,
which closed yesterday afternoon, has been In
many respects the most successful since the
founding of that Institution. While the num
her of pupils has been fully up to the average,
the in tere3t manifested by the students them
selves and the improvement in the quality of
the work done bave been more marked than
ever before. Mr. John W. Beattv, to whose ex
cellent superintendence the prosperity of this
school is to largely due, may find still another
source of satisfaction in the snecessof his etch
ing, the "Return to Labor." This work, which
Is now being placed on the market by Keppel A
Co., is one of those really artistic productions
that the eye never tires of, but to which we re
turn with ever recurring pleasure.
ConsiderisO that the designing and manu
facturing of interior decorations such as wall
papers, hangings, etc, is a branch of art in
which the Americans have recently made most
rapid progress, it is unfortunate that we have
failed to make a creditable display of such pro
ductions at the Paris Exposition. No effort
has been made to show the degree and extent
of our advances in this direction, and yet it is
one of the most Important features of our ar
tistic progress, and one in which we are well
calculated to maintain a place in the front
rank against our European competitors. In the
uianer oi wooa-engraving we leaa tne woria,
and onr exhibit at Pans this year will go far
toward convincing other nations of that fact
but it is not the only branch of art in which we
are able to make a creditable showing.
During the present week a collection of U
paintings by Mr. J. Elmer Salisbury will be
placed on exhibition at Boyd's. Mr. Salisbury,
whose home is on the Southside, has been for
some time a pupil of the Julian School, in
Paris, and the work which be now exhibits is
sufficient evidence that he -is using his time
and opportunities to good advantage. These
pictures embrace a number of different sub
jects, of which the most numerous are build
ings and streets in Venice. Perhaps the most
Important works amongthem are those entitled
"Grand Canal Sante Marie della 8alute,"
"St Travaso, Venice," and the "Abbey St
Gregory." These three pictures are the best
examples of his work, with the exception of a
study of an old kitchen, which, though smaller
and less pretentious than the others. Is yet
fully equal to them from a technical Stand
point Mr. Salisbury will study in Holland
during this summer, and if he continues to
improve as rapidly as he has done since leav
ing Pittsburg, we may expect to see some very
clever work from him when next he sends
pictures to this city.
QtTABTEEMASTEB PATTEBSON. Of the
Fourteenth, has been relieved from duty at
JohnUownon account of private business in
terests suffering during his absence, and is back
in the city.
Colonel L. A. Watbcs. Division Inspector
of Rifle Practice, was in the city during the
week. The progress made this season so far in
target practice has fallen considerably below
that of last year, due to the poor weather gen
erally all over the State.
The Second Brigade Examining Board was to
have met last Wednesday evening at the Mon
ongahela House, but owing to the fact that
most of the officers comprising it are at work at
Johnstown, General Wylie will probably post
pone the meeting for a few weeks.
Colonel Nomian M. Sith, of the Eight
eenth, is still at Johnstown, in charge of the re
pairs for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Should
his regiment be detailed for guard duty there.
Colonel Smith will assume command after the
battalion reaches there. He is assisted at pres
ent by Quartermaster Charles Brown and Com
missary Sergeant Copeland.
The officers and enlisted men of the Four
teenth Regiment are pretty slckof their experi
ence at Johnstown during the past two weeks,
'as aside from the fact that they were thorough
ly overworked, it has been a trying experience
on uniforms and eauipments. Many of the
clothes were completely ruined by the roach
service, and the men general! complain of the
poor rations furnished them.
SnoETLT after the first news of the Johns
town disaster was flashed over the wires. Cap
tain R. N. Pratt Manager of the Government
Training School, wired Governor Beaver, offer
ing the services of 100 able-bodied and well dis
ciplined young Indian men, also a corps of
trained Indian nurses, to do duty In the flooded
districts. Tne offer was refused, however.
But very little preparations are yet being
made by the city companies for the-annual tour
of camp duty, as the Johnstown affair has ren
dered it rather uncertain. Usually at this time
of year the armories present a lively appear
ance, but at present they are practically de
serted. Those regiments or companies that re
ceive the extra tour of duty at present will
probably be excused from camp.
The Washington Infantry threw open their
newly furnished rooms on last Thursday night
for the inspection of their friends. The fur
nishment of the quarters is certainly a credit
to the organization, and Captain Shannon is to
be congratulated on the prosperous condition
of the Washies. A number of ladles were
present at the housewarniing, and a nicely ar
ranged programme was carried out
Captain D. M. Tatlok, in his report on the
different States' militia, states that a noticeable
feature is the poverty as regards cavalry. As
it is an arm that is exceedingly difficult to im
provise, it would be well for the general Gov
ernment to eiicourace the formation of this
branch of the servioe, as in the event of a call
to arms its members would become officers and
Instructors of the regiments of this arm to be
7. T. Van Orsdale, of the
States Infantry, has been
ordered to Cleveland on recruiting duty, and
will relieve Cajitain R. G. Helner, of the
First Infantry, who comes to Pittsburg
to take charge of the office here. Captain
Richard Combo, who has hau the detail here
for some time, and wbo has made many friends
during his stay, is ordered back to his regi
ment, having lately been promoted to Major.
It Is about settled that the Fourteenth Regi
ment is to be relieved from duty at Johnstown.
and will be sent home either to-day or to-morrow.
It is extremely probable that the
Eighteenth will be sent to the scene of the
flood to remain until further military duty Is
unnecessary, such being the wish of Adjutant
General Hastings. It was rumored yesterday
that Governor Beaver intended giving the
Senth Regiment the detail, but he will proba
y defer to the wishes of General Hastings, as
the latter bad spoken pretty freely ot ordering
up the Eighteenth.
Captain J. Custeb Williams, of Boston,
was In the city during the past week on a visit
to friends. He is a member of the Massachu
setts Guard, and a military enthusiast to the
backbone. He states that the Impression made
on the members of the New England militia
generally by the appearance of the Pennsyl
vania troops at New York was most favorable,
and has had a tendency toward discarding some
of the flashy uniforms now in vogue in the
East His opinion, however, of some of tbe
armories in this city, is that they are totally
unfit for men to meet in under any circum
stances, and It is a surprise that companies can
be kept together as well as they are.
The roll of the Washington Infantry eon
tains the names of many prominent citizens,
living and dead. Two hundred and ninety-two
of Its members were veterans of the Mexican
or lata war, and 63 have records of 10 or more
years connection with the Infantry. The list
of captains suits with Theodore F. Wright in
1855, followed by Thomas A. Rowley In 1838,
David B. Morris In 1801, William Mays In 1461,
A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE.
I oannot afford to deoorate the railway stations and publlo streets
with lovely pictures illustrating tbe Eserita of Rec&mlor Modloate4
Soap. Which will you have, the Soap or the picture?
REOAMIER MANUFAOTURINQ CO.,
82 Hrf 34 Fnrk Pi, Xew York City,
HARIUUT HUBBARD AY1R, FrMktat.
John D. McFarland in 1861, Thomas A. Bowler
In 1870. James Littell in 1871, Genrse W. For in
1871, John D. McFarland in 1871. Jacob B
Brown in 1883, and -Alexander P. Shannon in"
1888. No financial aid is received from tho
State In any shape, bnt the organization is
thoroughly Independent and self-sustaining.
The great magnet that can do wonders at
Jacksons'. Extraordinary reductions. Maik
down in everv department. Suits of fine
all-wool cheviol, cassimere, worsteds, now
marked down to f8, flO, 513; worth double
the amount. See these bargains; it will
pay you; odd pants for ordinary wear, war
ranted not to rip, at 51 50; worth double.
Men's fine dress pants at 2, 53 50 and 3,
only equaled by custom tailors. Visit our
hat department for nobby styles. Stiff and
soft hats marked down to the lowest notch.
We don't intend to make rednctions at the
end of the season. Now is the time to give
buyers the benefit JACKSONS'.
Clothiers. Tailors, Hatters and Furnishers,
954 and 956 Liberty street, Star Corner.
From Fifteen Cenii Per Yard Up.
"We have a lot of short lengths cottage.rag
and cotton ingrain carpets.
The pieces are long enough for any ordi
nary sized room, but the prices are very
short-r-15 cents per yard up. -
627 and 623 Penn avenne.
Pare Rye Whisky.
XXX 1852, Private Stock J2 00
XXJC 1870, Choice Old Cabinet 1 50
Choice Old Gibson 2 00
1879 Gibson 1 50
Gnckenbeimer Sublime 1 75
Guckenheimer Pare Eye 1 00
Large's OldRye 1 50
Superior Y, Overholt 1 25
XXXXOld Monongahela 1 00
Full quarts, case or gallon.
"Wm. J. Fbidat, 633 Smithfield Street
Fnll Train Service Restored.
On all Pennsylvania Railroad lines east
of Pittsburg and Erie fnll train service has
been restored, except "'New York and Chi
Black Mohairs A complete assort
ment just received; 42-inch wide mohair
tamise from 75c to 51 50 a yard.and silk warp
mohairs, 48-inch wide, from jl 75 to 52 50
a yard. Hugus & Hacks.
Freight for the East.
The Allegheny Valley Railroad is pre
pared to lorward promptly shipments of
freight for New York, Boston and New
England points. N
This immense stock of
of J. H. ANDERSON'S, purchased from tho
Sheriff for Spot- Cash, is your opportunity to
138 Federal St., Allegheny, Pa.
Has given perfect
satisfaction to the
many who have
learned it In this city.
Ic is' the simplest
least complicated ana
easiest to learn, there
being but two pieces
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Cut to order. Call
and see MISS NEW
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Rooms, 12 Sixth St.
And examine system or secure a patters.
a household neces
to any si?e, and
when not in use
folds up like an
Needles, Oil, etc,
for all machines.
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