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IN THE SOCIAL SWIM.
"Yes, I am back from my vacation. I
tad a lovely time, of coarse, but I wish yon
wouldn't ask for particulars nowI am too
tired to do the subject justice. And I am
actually thinking very seriously of going to
the home of my aunt, out in the country, to
stay a week and get rested. There 1 can
get along without changing my dress three
or four times a day; I can go to bed at 8 r.
21. and arise when I please, and there won't
be a crowd of 50 or 100 girls around me all
day long to see whether I'm "fixed up" as
I should be or not I believe I'll go I
never felt so thoroughly weary of hops, late
hours and other fashionable foolishness."
This is an extract from a Pittsburg girl's
letter to an old school mate. "Without a
"Haec fabula docet" addition, its lesson
.ought to be plain enough to people of good
KETUSX OF THE SUMMER GIRLS.
The summer girls are flocking home
From seaside and from mountain.
From e ening's whisper-laden gloam
And loi e song-tinkling fountain.
Their rounded cheeks are wearing now
The red of summer roses;
Their steps are light as zephyrs blow.
And graceful are their poses.
Can girls be lovelier than these?
Can hope in such hearts smolder?
Ah, time flies e'en for girls at ease
They're w edded not and older.
A very pleasant surprise party was giren at
the residence of Mr. John V. Wilson, Superior
avenue, i'riday evening, in honor of Mr. Albert
Christy. Dancing and singing were the feat,
tires of the evening.
The many friends of Mr. AVm. Bigge, of
Meynra avenue, Oakland, gathered at his resi
dence last Monday to wish him a farewell
journey to Europe. Mr. Bigco left Tuesday
and sailed Wednesday noon. He will be gone
two to three months.
A select lawn and dancing party was given
by Mr. William Powell at his residence, Mar
shall avenue, Allegheny, last Thursday even
ing. Dancing and singing were the amuse
ments. A most pleasant time was had by all
present. Among those present were: Misses
Carne Binghani, Annie, Jennie and Maggie
Stewart, Jlinnis Noah, Mary Baird, Bessie
Snainau, Stella Powell and Mrs. Earl, and
Messrs. Marshall brothers, Eylcs, Kilpatnck,
Baird, Cowan, Mahaftey ana Barrett.
The Twenty-fifth Ward Debatinp Society
held its fall opening meeting at the home of
Kobert L. Swearer and was largely attended; a
fine programme was carried out. The opening
address was made by the President, Miss Stella
Brooks, after which the society was presented
with handsome badges by Mr. Robert J. Mc
Crea, George and John Henry. The presenta
tion speech was made in a handsome and fitting
way. The regular eekly meetings will be held
every Friday cvemug. The next will be held
at the home of George and John Henry.
A most pleasant surprise party -was given last
"Wednesday evening to Mr. and Mrs. John
Boyd, at their residence on Llthgow avenue, by
some 40 of their intimate friends. All kinds of
games were indulged in. after which Crulk
shank's Orchestra enticed the guests to danc
ing. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Frazier, Mr. and Mrs. J. Sbalenberger,
Mr. and Mrs. James Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. James
Frazier, Mr. and Mrs. William CruikshanK and
family. Miss Lizzie Frazier, Mis') Annie Morris,
Misses Cora and Lillle Sbalenberger, Miss Car
rie Hackman, Misses Minnie and Maggio Wal
ters, Miss Minnie Cramer, Miss May Spangler,
.Miss Maggie Akin. Messrs. Theopolis Bates,
Sam Boju, Campbell Walters, Tom Drcnnan
and many others.
A very pleasant surprise was tendered Miss
Kate Heed, daughter of Captain Reed, o(
Congress 6treet, Pittsburg, on last Thursday
evening. The Caracticuss Quartet sunganum
ber of choice selections, which were highly appre
ciated by the company present. Dancing, sing
ing and card playing were the principal features
of amusement. Later all enjoyed supper and
the quartet sung their good night song. Among
those present were Misses Jennie Harvey,
Emma Frederick, Mary bcott, Jennie Cava
naugh, Julia Miller, Alice Robertson, Alice
Pidceon, Carrie Miester, Kate Reea and Lilly
Astor, and Messrs. John R. Cavanaugh,
Thomas Scott, F. Taffin, Joseoh Pidgeon, J.
Snyder, Ross J. Cavanaugh, M. "Tracy, Stewart
Devine, A. Snyder, William Reed, Frank
Pidgeon, Charles Reed and C Kelley.
A pleasant phantom party was given by the
Navarre Club at the residence of Mr. A
C. Duncan, Franklin street, Wilkinsburg,
on Friday evening. Dancing to the strains
of Gernert Sc Guenther's Orchestra was
continued, after the phantom costume had
given place to evening dress, until the "wee
Etna' horns," and the affair was a thoroughly
enjoyable one. Among the 60 guests present
from Allegheny and Pittsburg were the follow
ing: The Misses Cora McElveeii, Tnde Gor
liam, May Reynolds, Edith Duncan, Nellie
Duncan, Nellie and Jessie Bailey. Maud Mun
roe, Grace Bollman, Mabel Dabney, Mabel
Hoffman, Mildred Thompson and the Messrs.
Charles Marshall. R. Munroe, G. P. Bollman,
"Walter Stevenson, T. M. Silvey, W. J. Bates,
T. A Palmer, William Thompson, W. AV.
Knartx, A C. Duncan. Jr., J. W. Hutchinson,
"W. H. Brown, W. E. Harnett, Charles Palmer,
George Campbell, T. S. Duncan, John Camp
bell, J. L. Duncan, A D. flossing, Charles Mc
Elveen and others.
Visitors nnd Absentees.
Mr. George Lies is rusticating with the Bach
elors' Club at Erie.
Mrs. Hare and Miss Birdie Walker, of Alle
gheny, left on Monday for Milwaukee.
Mr. and Mrs. Parrish, of Pearl street, have
returned from a visit to friends In Cresson.
Mr. Harry Thompson, of North avenue, is
spending bis vacation at the Thousand Islands.
Miss Rose Kelly, of Savannah, Ga., has been
the guest of Miss Mary McCartaw, of Wylie
Miss McLean and her sister Annie are the
guests of Miss Edith McDonald, of Evergreen
Mrs. Ickcs and Mrs. Lottie, of Columbus, are
visiting Mrs. Charles Schmidt, of Elm street,
Miss Annie Kclinfelter. of TJnlontnwn, is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. H. Bush, of Watson
Messrs. Hugh and Frank McCambridge, of
Forbes street, have spent the past week in
Miss Clara Kurtz, of Allegheny, has returned
homo after a two weeks' visit with friends in
Miss Minnie Burchfield has returned from
Maryland, where she has been for two years
MissJL Londis, of Fifth avenue, has re
turned from a visit to JNew lork, .Philadelphia
and Atlantic City.
Mr. E. A Jones has returned from a visit to
Harrington, Del.. Bower's Beach, Philadelphia
and Atlantic City.
Miss Kate Sweeney, daughter of Mrs. B.
Sweeny, of Verner station, has left for St
Miss K. L. "Wentz, of Carson street. South
side, has gone on an extended visit to Toledo,
Cleveland and Erie.
Miss Ella O'Donnell, of Forty-second street,
and Miss Mary Bake;-, of Carnegie avenue, left
last week for Altoona.
Mrs. Williams and her niece, Miss Mattle J.
Reid. of Arch street, Allegheny, are visiting
friends in New Galilee.
Miss Maggie Cappe, of Bellevue, who was
visiting bcr cousin, Miss Bertie Rankin, at
Glenfield, has returned home.
Mr. AS. Wall, of Arch street Allegheny,
returned on Thursday from a sketching trip in
tbe vicinity of Bridfcenlle, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Eckert, of Allegheny, nee Miss
Roeder, are at home to their friends, having
returned from their bridal trip.
Mrs. M. J. Crilly. of Allegheny, has returned
from a few weeks' trip through New York
Miss Julia C. Harper, of-Washington ave
nue, Allegheny, is in Steubenville on a visit to
her cousin. Miss Helen Harper.
Miss Gertrude Hughei. daughter of ex-Governor
Hughes, of Arizona, is tbe guest of Miss
Bertha Evans, Ward street Oakland.
Mr. Carroll S. Duff, of the Pittsburg post
office, and his mother are visiting friends in
Washington village, near Mansfield, O.
Miss Sadie Hamack and Miss Grace Watson
have returned home from a three weeks trip
at Bedford and White Sulphur Springs.
Mrs. James A Lane and daughter, Mrs. H.
G. Rose, of Johnstown, are with Mrs. and Mr.
N. Richards, Mrs. Lane's sister, at Shady
side. Miss Tillle Hennlgin, of Carson street South
side, arrived home Thursday evening, after
-visiting Cleveland, Detroit Niagara Falls and
The Misses Ferry, of Steubenvjlle, who have
been spending Bveral weeks with Miss Stein
me er, of Forbes street Oakland, have re
Mr. A Bryan Wall sailed from Liverpool on
his way home on the 3d instant after an inter
esting tour throughout all the well-known Eu
ropean art centers.
Mrs. Edward Bridge and daughter. Miss
Edna, of Avalon, who have been visiting
Colonel Higgins and wife, of Johnstown, will
return home on the 11th.
Mr. Frank Wilson, of New Brighton, and Mr.
Louis Bisnop, of Brooklyn, N. Y., are in the
city for a few days seeing the sights. They are
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wade, of
Mr. William Prescott and daughter, of
Isabella street Allegheny, after a sojourn of
several weeks at Canton, 0., Myers Lake and
the surrounding conntry, have returned, full
of life and gay spirits.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wnrzell, having re
turned from their wedding Journey, are now
comfortably settled and "at home" to their
many friends at their cozy little house, Swiss
vale avenue, Homewood.
Mis! Rose Bannon and hernlece atid nephew.
Miss Mollie Doris and Mr. Joseph B. Doris,
all of Craft avenue, have gone on a six weeks'
trip to the West They vl!l visit Chicago,
Kansas City, Denver and other points.
Miss Ella J. Duff, of South Seventeenth
street is at home again after a delightful two
weeks' visit to Jamestown and Pt Chantauqua,
N. Y. While in Jamestown she was the guest
of Miss Rose O'Donnell, formerly of the South
side. Last week closed the season at Atlantic
City. Tbe last of the delegation of Pittsburg
ers will leave for home before the end of this
week. Miss Clemmie Frauenheim left for
home on Monday. The Misses Dardis returned
home Thursday. John Giltinan spent the week
among his friends at Atlantic City. Dr. Guy
McCandless, Jr., left for Pittsburg Tuesday,
whence he goes to his newly purchased cattle
ranch in tbe West. Miss Mamie Seville closed
a month's enjoyment by the seaside on Wednes
Sewlckley Socletr Notes.
Mr. William Kerr is home from Saeger
The Misses Black are home after spending
three months abroad.
Mrs. M. C. Spencer has for guests her nieces,
the Misses Spencer, of Steubenville, O.
Mr. Judson Brooks, Jr., left during the week
to resume his studies at East Hampton, Mass.
Miss Madge McMillan entertained a few of
her young friends very pleasantly last Friday
Mrs. Joseph Craig is home after a six weeks'
stay at Loug Branch, New York City and the
Miss Cochran has issued cards for a dancing
party, to" be given at the Park Place Hotel
Thursday evening, September 12, 1SS9.
The annual meeting of the Sewickley Valley
Club will be held in Choral Hall Tuesday even
ing, September 10, at 8 o'clock. It is desirable
that all members should be present
Much to everyone's regret Miss Mackintosh,
of Elizabeth, N. J., left for her homo last Tues
day. Miss Mackintosh was the guest of her
sister, Mrs. William Adair, during her stay
Mrs. Darwin Wolcott's niece. Miss Macon,
after a two months' visit left last Tuesday for
her home in Orange Court House, Va. Miss
Macon made many warm friends during her
Several small parties have recently boen ex
ploring tbe caves on the hillside near the Ath
letic grounds, aud the party that descended
last Thursday morning had some flash lights
taken, which are said to be very good.
Mr. Frank Ncvin leaves to-morrow lor Will
iams College: Messrs. Arthnr Jones, George
Hutchinson. Chis. Shannon and John Semplo
leave for Lehigh: and Knox Cain, Frank
Semple, Jr., and Dale Ta to leave for Lawrence
ville. A party of gentlemen Including Mr. A B.
Starr. M. R. D. Wilson, Mr. Darwin Walcott
Mr. W. W. Whitehall and Mr. Joseph Nevin
leave t i-morrow. In a private car, for Wiscon
sin, where they will devote themselves to hunt
ing and fishing fur ten days.
Mr. T. G. Wagner returned home from the
Miss Clare Rankin entertained a number of
guests at her home Friday evening.
The pupils of Prof. Kennedy's dancing school
picnicked Wednesday at Kinney's Grove,
Mr. Josh Miller and daughter, Mabel, of Tal
bot avenue, left Tuesday to visit friends in
Miss Millie Clemison, of Braddock avenue,
returned home Tuesday from a two weeks'
visit to Fayette City.
Miss Bertie L. Woods, of West Newton, is
the guest of Miss Lizzie Carllne, Talbot avenue.
She will remain two weeks.
Mrs. R. A Clay and daughter. Bessie, re
turned Tuesday morning after a two months'
stay in New Jersey and at Ocean Grove.
Mr. Rollo Watson, of Cleveland, tne civil en
gineer of the La Noria Mining Company, of
Mexico, is the guest of his uncle, Captain John
Miss Alice Teeters, daughter of C.C. Teeters,
after a pleasant vacation at home, has returned
to take up her studies at Seaton Hill Semi
nary, in Westmoreland county.
A pleasant partv was held at the residence of
Mr. Eli Boyd, at Turtle Creek. Saturday even
ing. A band from New Texas furnished the
music and about 0 guests were present
B. P. O. Elks Notes.
Brotheb Hasdback. of New Castlo lodge,
was in the city during the week.
Beothee H. B. Obb has roturned from his
vacation to the Thousand Islands.
Brother L. G. Wilixy has returned from
a visit to his old homo in New York State.
BnoTHEB Q, A Robison says that Elks
were at Atlantic City this season in droves.
Lizzie Evans, who played at tbe Bijou last
week, is an honorary member of the Memphis
Bbotheb John Johnson, the scenic artist
of the Academy of Music, has severed his con
nection with that institution.
Brother Frank Gibabd, who is ono of th o
oldest Elks in tbe country, was with Lizzie
Evans' company at the Bijou last week.
It is expected that several applicants will ap
pear next Wednesday evening, and be deco
rated with tbo honors of tbe first degree.
Brother Lou Moore, of New York Lodge,
who is widely known as Nick EngelNo. 2, has
returned to Pittsburg after a two u eeks' vaca
tion in the East
The next regular communication of No. U
will bo held next Widneslay evening. There
should be a full attendance, as there will be
Brother Billy Fumjit has been visiting
his farm near Ravenna for a few days. He has
two promising yonng trotters there with which
he expects to lower the record before long.
Beothee Frank McDonald returned last
Friday after a three months' tonr of Europe.
Ho did tbe Pans Exposition and took in the
eights of London. Tiio Alhambra won his
Exalted Ruler W. V. McClellan has
received the supplies for the organization of
the new lodge at McKeesport, which will be in
stalled in a few days. McKeesport will start
with a mosexceilent list of charter members.
TnE new club ,1s now an assured success.
Every member of No, 11 should sign the list,
as this will be ono of the greatest clubs ever
organized by a lodge of Elks. A meeting will
bo called some time this week for the purpose
of electing a Treasurer aud other permanent
Unrsnln, Towels, Towels.
12)f , 15, 19, 25, 37, 50 cts. See them. See
Bed spreads, bed spreads.
ENABLE & SHUSTEB,
35 Fifth avenue.
Haebt Alden, formerly of this city,
can now be found t W. H. Holmes &
Sou's Chicago House, No. 264 South Clark
street 120 Water street,
261 South Clark st, 153 first avenue,
TTSStt Chicago. Pittsburg.
W. J. Scaulon
Geajtd Opera House..
Academy op music.
Rose Hill's Co.
WORLD'S MUSEUM. ..
The above aro the theatrical attractions for
There is a well-founded belief among tbe
friends of Mrs. James G. Blame, Jr., in this city
that that joung lady will never appearupon the
stage. The story about inflammatory rheuma
tism is laughed at as a polite piece of fiction,
intended to cover a transaction of a far more
A gentleman who is in a position to know a
good deal about tbe affairs of the Nevlns family
said yesterday: "Secretary of State James G.
Blaine will not permit his name to be displayed
uron tbo. bill boards throughout the country,
and he is willing to pay handsomely to have his
own wav. I have it on excellent authority that
Mr. Blaine, Sr., has paid to his son's wife a
large sum of money on the understanding that
she will abandon her theatrical tour for good.
My autboritv informs me that the price paid
for Mrs. Blaine Jr's. retirement is either
J50.000 or $60,000, and out of this Daniel Froh
man, her manager, and presumably some others
must be paid for the trouble they have been
"is this move of Mr. Blaine's voluntary?" I
"Yes entirely so. Mrs. James G. Blaine,
Jr., was very ambitious to go on the stage, and
it took a strong argument to persuade her to
give the ambition up. You may bo sure she
will never be seen behind tho footlights now.
There is no truth that any threats were made
by tbe Blaines to Marie or her manager, as I
see It is reported there have been. The nego
tiations wero amicable, and terminated as I
have told you."
"Mrs Blaine was under engagement to play
at the Bijou Theatre this winter, and on learn
ing this news I sought Mr. Gulick and asked
him if he had heard the story related above.
Without replying directly to tbe question he
said: 'I understand all her dates aro cancelled,
and I do not expect to see her play in my thea
ter or any other man's this season.' "
W. J. Scanlan relates a funny incident that
came under his observation while playing
abroad last summer:
"While I was in Cork a Hungarian band ar
rived to give a series of concerts under tbe
management of a Mr. Johnson, of Liverpool.
In London, of course, at tbe conclusion of a
concert or a performance the orchestra plays
"God Save the Queen," but in Ireland they
would not stand that, so Johnson had an
nounced on the programme that tbe orchestra
would not play "God Save the Queen." The
Hungarians, however, wound up this concert
with an anthem suspiciously like it While
they wero plajing it there was much uneasi
ness in the audience. Finally one man got up
very much excited, went out to the door, and
asked Johnson why he was playing "God Save
"We are not" said Johnson.
"I'es.youare," replied the Irishman, "you
are playing it in French."
This season, so far, has been remarkable
for the number of tours cancelled. Not only
is Mrs. Blaine unable to make her projected
tour, butMrs. James Brown Potter and Kyrle
Bellew, Mary Anderson, and one or two others
of lesser Importance are. from one cause or
another, unablo to fulfill their engagements.
The death of George Fawcett Rowe, the
clever English actor and dramatic author, puts
an end to another promising tour. With the
exception of Mary Anderson and George Faw
cett Rowe. the public rather gains bj these
withdrawals. In place of Mary Anderson Mr.
Abbey promises a gaiety company under the
leadership of that very brilliant comic oper
artist AHss Florence St John. For the rest
there are no probable substitutes.
Mr. Waede's engagement at the Grand
Opera House has been lairly satisfactory to
him, and to Mr. Wilt, in a financial senso, and
more than satisfactory to the public from an
artistic point of view. The weather in the
earlier part of the week was decidedly unfav
orable for tragedy. All the same, that sterling
drama, "The Mountebank," attracted large
audiences aud delighted all who saw it. Mr.
Warde'swork in the plaris undoubtedly as
fine as anything ho has given us; but it would
be very wise in Mr. Warde to contract the play
in many places. It is far too long and tedious;
nor does the plot of the play demand such im
moderate elaboration as it has.
"The United States Mail," the new farce
comedy by Mr. George Jenks, of this city, will
have its first performance upon any stage at
Macauley's Theater, at Louisville, to-morrow
night For the last six weeks or more Mr.
Jenks' play has been actively rehearsed In
New York City with the best results apparent
ly, .for Mr. Jenks writes me that the play moves
very smoothly, and has not a flaw in It so far
as the acting, the costumes, and the setting are
concerned. It is not to be supposed that at
this time of tbe year, in a city so far South as
Louisville, that Mr. Jenks' plav will make a
very large financial success. It "will, however,
enable the company to get down to smooth
work, and Mr. Jenks may be able to make such
alterations as practical experience will teach
him are needed before he returns to the North
and commences tbe teason in full earnest
Mr. Jenks' friends will be pleased to know that
there is some hope for the preservation of that
clever author and newspaper man's brain dur
ing this crisis.
The proposed sale of the Library Hall prop
erty by tho Sheriff under the foreclosure of. a
mortgage held by Mr. Felix Brunot, neces
sarily interests Mr. Gulick, the proprietor of
the Bijou Theater. It may not be generally
known, and it certainly appears not to be, that
if the sale of this property takes place, the
lease under which Mr. Gulick and company
occupy tho theater might become void. It is
understood that Mr. Gulick has received some
sort of assurance of protection under the sale.
It is even said that the seller of tbe property
would not agree to aaale thereof except the
purchaser agreed to continue Mr. Gulick in the
possession ot bbj lease. It is by no means cer
tain, however, that any such tacit agreement
between the sellers and buyers of this property
could be made to stand. At present tho sale is
postponed until December.
TnE first important dramatic event of the
season at the Bijou Theater will be tbo appear
ance, after an absence of a number of years, of
tho celebrated and versatile Irish comedian,
W. J. Scanlan, who begins a week's engage
ment on Tuesday evening, September 9, with
a Wednesday and Saturday matinee. Since
Mr. Scanlan's last appearance in Pitts
burg he has played in all the cities of the
United States, meeting with the greatest suc
cess, one city following another in paying tri
bute to his worth and his genius. Not content
with having America at his feet be sought
other and distant climes, and after playing a 12
weeks' engagement in Great Britain, receiving
the favorable Indorsement of England, Ireland
and Scotland, returned home a fortnight ago
and opens his season of 18S9-90 In this city.
In "Shanc-na-Lawn" and "Myles Aroon." the
two plays that Mr. Scanlan will present this
week, he has an excellent opportunity to dis
play his ability as a delineator oi youthful Irish
character and to sing several of his taking
songs. In tho jolly and genial Myles, with his
light-hearted gayety and steady flow of wit Mr.
Scanlan finds a congenial part The scene is
laid In County Westmeath, Ireland, at the
present dayj the hero is a merry and worthy
young Irish gardener, and the plot brings on
the efforts of this gardener, Mylts Aroon, to
clear bis character of a stain which has been cast
unon It by ah unscrupulous Irish adventurer
Mr. Scanlan will sing the following songs,
written and composed by him for this play:
"You and I Love," "My Maggie," "Live, My
Love, Ohl Live," bis famous "Swing Song"
and, bv special request his world famous
"Peek-a-Boo." "Shane-Na-Lawn" will be given
tho first three nights and Wednesday matinee,
"Myles Aroon" fiUingJout the.remalnder of the
I -" 1
engagement Of Mr. Scanlon's engagement in
Dublin tbe Freeman's Journal of that city said
in May last: "His acting showed a capacity far
and away beyond that of any Irish comedian
who for many years has appeared in Dublin.
His alternations between native shrewdness
and pathos are thoroughly Hibernian, and it is
perfectly obvious that he has made nature his
guide and model. He Is humorous, without
any trace of vulgarity or coarseness, and his
acting is by no means the less attractive from
tho fact that it Is unobtrusive and unpreten
tious. His brogue is well nigh perfect and
tbat is saying a great deal for one not to the
manner born and the best ot It Is that it seems
to come just as naturally as did evenBouci
cault's." "Brio-a-Brac," a new musical comedy
which has gotten very much into the air for a
new piece, will occupy tbe Grand Opera House
next week. The first act Introduces us to the
characters of the piece and revolves melod
iously and comically around an Ill-starred din
ner given by a cooking school. The seond
act presents us to Philanthropby Hall and tbe
rustic "Committee on Honesty," with the
hobby of an old nabob named Jee Gold, who
wants to help tbe troubled and heavy laden
geniuses of the world. Tbe experience of this
green committee supplies tbe entertainment of
this act which is said to be quite original and
hugely funny. The third act is wild extrava
ganza and takes place in a wierd region of
Africa. Stress is placed on tbe singing of tbe
company and the newness and freshness of the
faces and humor.
"Passion's Slave," the' melodrama which
occupies the stage of Hatris'Theater this week,
is by no means new.but it is one of those strong
emotional pieces which always appeal especial
Iy to the public The company which brings "it
here this week is said to contain a very fair lot
of actors, and particular stress is laid upon the
beautiful stock of scenery which the company
carries, among the scenes represented being
Old Point Comfort Fortress Monroe. Chesa
peake Bay with moonlight effects, a stretch of
the stormy ocean, a snow scene and the old sig
nal station. Romantic melodrama is always a
good card at Harris', and there seems to be no
reason why "Passion's Blave" should not be as
successful as usual.
Rose Hill's English Folly Company Is the
attraction at Harry Williams' Academy this
week. Its claims are strong and based on pret
ty women, gorgeous costumes, amazon marches
mixed with a great variety of new specialties.
The performance closes with a new burlesque
called "Parisian Revels; or, Cupid's Capers.'' It
is the right sort of show for this time of year.
The success of the new World's Museum on
Federal street, Allegheny, continues. A very
much more ambitious programme than tho
museum has yet offered is advertised for this
week. Manager James Geary guarantees that
the minstrels he brings to his house this week
are as good as any nlaying at theater prices.
It is said that the company comprises 32 sing
ers, dancers, contortionists, etc, and a select
party of Japauese. Beside tbo minstrels, there
are tbe regular attractions in the way of curi
osities and freaks. The admission to the whole
performance is 10 cents. "Me and Him" leave
this house for a couple of weeks, when, having
been a good card, they will return.
At the Casino Museum an attractive variety
performance and an accomplished corps of
human curiosities are billed tor this week.
Prof. Isaac Tuteub, leader of the Casino
Museum Orchestra, was elected business man
ager and musical director of the Duquesne
Greys Band at their last meeting.
"Why Paddy is always Poor," one of
Scanlan's new songs, is said to have the true
Irish flavor and was written by him while
riding on an Irish jaunting car during his tour
in Ireland last summer.
Next Tuesday will be the fortieth anniver
sary of Edwin Booth's first appearance on the
stage. Tbat pregnant event occurred at Bos
ton, where tbe embryo tragedian played
Tressel to his illustrious father's liichard.
Mrs. Leslie Carter's proposed starring
tour seems to be in doubt It is said that the
sensational experiment will. In all probability,
be abandoned by Manager Gilmore, to whom
it does not look as profitable as It did a few
In Tannehill's new musical farce, "Bric-a-.
Brae," billed at the Grand Opera House this
week, there Is a rapid change from the flum
meries of Gotham life to the tropical and un
tutored dress and ways of interior Africa, by
means of an ingeniously devised airship.
It will be a matter of surprise to the Amer
ican public to learn that at the recent annual
meeting of the shareholders of the Gaiety
Theater Company, London, the announcement
was made that tho American and provincial
tours of tbe organization had resulted in a loss
of 9,911. or a little less than 50,000.
Ellen Terry once told Stuart Robson that
the first time she met Lord John Russell after
her debut as Juliet she asked him how he liked
her performance. "My dear child," Lord John
renlled. "vou were very good, very good indeed.
you know; but really the best thing in the play i
WAS wueu iuat uiu ujubucuaijr ouiu iuu yuiounl
Serio-comio singing'in England ismcch
better remunerated than is generally supposed
here It is stated, on what the London Era
calls unimpeachable authority, that Jenny
Hill took for her share of the receipts fir a
week at the Gaiety Theater, Birminglnm,
England, recently, the modest little sum of
200, or $1,000. I
The unqalifled success of J. H. Ryley and
Madeline Lucette in legitimate comedy will
probably result in a spring production, either
in this city or in Boston, of a comedy written
by tbe latter. My. Ryley's performance of
Doubledot in "Surprises of Divorce," is con
stantly compared to Charles Wyndham id his
The costnmes used in "Shane-na-Lawn" (by
all the members of Mr. Sanlan's company 'are
said to be historically correct and were de
signed by tbe eminent Irish scholar, James
McNcvin. Tbe epoch of the play is 1790, under
the G rattan Parliament one ot the happiest
periods of Irish history. The dresses worn by
the Grattan volunteers at that time were both
rich and picturesque. '
A correspondent writing from Alx Ies
Bains, Savole, says: "Mrs. Lillle Langtry is
here looking thepicture of health; and, judging
from her dancing at a ball given by tbe Prefect
on Sunday night there Is no danger of return
ing gout interfering with her coming tour of
tbe British provinces. The fair actress is study
ing the star parts in "Jealous of the Past," and
an adaption of "La Mardeaude de Sourives," lu
which play she will be seen in London when the
leaves begin to fall."
THE windows aro filled with lithographs of
the comedian, Scanlan. Again we see the
familiar trade mark of "Eeek-a-Boo," a large
and well executed picture of a chubby babe
lying on a pillow and tbe pleasant face of
Scanlan peeping through tbe half drawn cur
tains. It is just such a babe as every mother
delights to exhibit to her lady friends in its
natural state lull of dimples, fat and rosy. It
was a happy inspiration that prompted Scanlan
to write f eek-a-l)oo.' He is compelled to sing
it at every performance.
Mrs. Dr. Simpson has just returned from
New York, where she has been for seversl
months taking instructions in elocution and
dramatic reading from tbe celebrated actress
and elecutlonist Mrs. Emma Waller. She
has received the highest encomiums, not only
from Mrs. Waller, but from prominent mem
bers of the dramatic profession and others who
have heard her In New York for her extraordi
nary delicacy of conception and strong imper
sonations, and has had a number of offers of
appointments for readings there during the
The Brigands," at the closo of its very
successful run at the New York Casino next
Saturday evening (which will be its" one hun
dred and twenty-fifth performance), will then
be taken on a tour of the principal cities, in
cluding Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, where
it will be presented for four weeks in each of
these cities. In Pittsburg. WashingtonBalti
more and Brooklyn it will be given for one
week each. This will be a tour of only 16
weeks, and is without exception one of tho
shortest tours over played by any attraction.
"The Brigands" "will be revived at the Casino
upon its return to New York.
Yisitobs to the Exposition are invited
to inspect my immense stock of diamonds,
watches, jewelry, silverware, clocks,
bronzes, etc. The largest stock and-lowest
prices in the city. No trouble to show
goods. M. G. Cohen,
533 Smithneld st.
G. A. R. Tnko Notice.
All orders issued by Adjutant General
Hastings for transportation to Gettysburg,
will.be accepted by the agents of the Penn
sylvania Railroad for tickets, whether the
order is drawn on this company or any other
29y cts., 21 inches wide. Great bar
gain, great bargain.
Knable & SnUSTER,
35 Fifth avenue.
Axii the new fall shades iu kid gloves at
r. Schoenthal, 612 Penn avev
BRAND ARMT ECHDEB.
GEAHD AEMY DAY.
Yesterday's Sleeting of the Committee W.
T. Bradburr Chosen Commnndor
Progress or tbo Preliminary Work Ex.
cellent Prospects Notes From tho Posts.
A regular meeting of the Grand Army
Day Committee was held in Council chard-,
ber yesterday afternoon, Comrade A. P.
Burchfield in the chair, and Comrade H. H.
Comrade Lambert, Chairman of the In
vitation Committee, reported a form of in
vitation to be used, which was unanimously
Comrade A. O. Frank, of Post 151, was
unanimously chosen Corresponding Secre
tary of the committee, the vacancy being for
merly filled by the late Comrade Sidney
Comrade W. T. Bradbury, of Post 162, was
unanimously chosen rommander for Grand
Army Day. Comrade William McClelland was
elected Commander of tbe Middle division;
Commander George Shad, ot 123. Commander
of the Northsido, and Comrade John C.
Thomas, of 238, of tbe Soutbside.
The sub-committees reported progress in
their work, and prosnects are good for a large
parade. From present indications it is more
than possible that the Exposition managers
will admit free to the Exposition all comrades
in line, the matter being now before the board
It was decided that the column should move
at 2 P. It. sharp. Tbe Commander will an
nounce the formation of the line and route at
the meeting to be held Saturday afternoon in
Oar Old Flogs.
In answer to a letter forwarded by Comrade
Edward Fisher, of the Ninth Reserves, to
Adjutant General Hastings, of this State, that
official says: "Nothing would have given me
greater pleasure than to act npon your sugges
tion, that of allowing the Pennsylvania regi
ments the use of their old battle flags for the
parade on Sentember 12 at Gettysburg, but I
regret to say the Act of Assembly forbids their
being removed from the State depository."
G. A. R. Notes.
Grand Army Day next
Post 151, of the Southside, will open their
: lir at Salisbur Hall about October 15.
Lysle Post No. 128, of Allegheny, have
lready formnlated their plans for attending
ae national encampment at Boston in 1S80.
CoitRADESof the Grand Army should wear
jeir uniforms when visiting Gettysburg this
reek and call at the Department camp during
The gun squad of Post 41 did 'themselves
roud in tho parade atMUwaukee,and received
ntbuslastlc recognition for tbelr splendid
larcnlng and soldier-like appearance.
Comrade George -S. Shattuck, of Mead
ille, is urged by his friends for Senior Vice
department Commander next year. It would
e a merited recognition to an active comrade,
neb as he is.
Past Commander-in-Chief Warner was
he recipient at Milwaukee of a beantifnl
J.A.E badge inlaid with diamonds a token
rom tho members of his personal staff during
he past year.
The Society of the Army of the Tennessee
-111 hold a reunion at Cincinnati, O., on the
5th and 26th inst Special rates have been
ranted by tho railroads for the occasion, and a
rfarge attendance is assured.
The continuance of Comrade William Mc.
Clelland, of Post 259, as tho representative of
this department on the National Council of
Administration was a deserved compliment to
an earnest and active comrade.
Colonel J. W. Patterson Post 151started
last night for Gettysburg, where they go into
camp with the department, and the comrades
will attend the dedicatory services of their re
spective regimental organizations.
The address of Past Commander In Chief
Warner before tbe Encampment in Milwau
kee was replete with fine diction and interest
ing facts, and should be carefully perused by
every comrade of the Grand Army.
The Exposition management have strongly
favored old soldier applicants in the appoint
ments of employes at the Exposition building,
for which many thanks are due to tbe gentle
men composing the Board of Management
Comrade Thomas W. Bean, of Norristown,
will deliver the oration at the dedication of the
memorial tablet of tbe Seventeenth Pennsylva
nia Cavalry at Gettysburg on the 11th Inst
Comrade Bean is an eloquent and impressive
The Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry will go to
Oettysburg on the special train via Pennsylva
nia Railroad, leaving tbe Union depot at 0
o'clock Tuesday morning. The regiment has
chartered a Pullman sleeper and will have a
special car attached to tbe train.
Adjutant L. B. Richard, of Post 117. and
Secretary of the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves,
deserves the thanks of that organization for
bis untiring labors to seenre a full attendance
of the comrades of that regiment at the un
veiling of their monument at Gettysburg.
The reunion of the Society of the Army of
tbe Cumberland will take place at Chatta
nooga, Tenn., on the 18th, 19th and 20th inst
A barbecue will bo given bv tbe local commit
tee on the battlefield of Chickamauga, at
which General Rosecrans will deliver an ad
dress. colonel W. J. Patterson, of Post 157,
left Friday evening for Gettysburg to arrange
the details for the dedication of bis regimental
monument, tho Sixty-second Pennsylvania
Volunteers. Tbe comrades of this regiment
will report for duty at tne Court House at
Gettysburg, on Wednesday morning at 0
The summer encampment of this department
opened at Gettysburg yesterday and will con
tinue until the 13th Inst Tho attendance will
be large owing to the dedication of tbe Penn
sylvania monuments this week. A large and
beautuui camp nas Deen iaia out dv tne de
partment officers for the accommodation of the
comrades, and a good time will be the result.
The difficulty which aroso over the fact that
no official record was on file In Harrlsburg
showing tbat tho Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania
Volunteers was in the battle of Gettysburg, has
been satisfactorily adjusted by Adjutant Gen
eral Hastings finding that tho omission oc
curred through error. The members of the or
ganization all received orders for transporta
tion last week.
Colonel W.H. Moodt Circle, ladies of
the G. A. R., of Mount Washington, will give a
garden fete at the residence of Mrs. M. K.
Cargo, Belinda street on Friday evening next
Post 155, G. A. R., has been invited and is ex
pected to attend in a body, as well as the South
side and Allentown Circles of the Ladies' As
sociation. The large grounds surrounding Mrs.
Cargo's bonse will bo brilliantly illuminated
and decorated with tbe national colors.
The honor of serving as Department Com
mander next year is likely to fall to Major
Jos. F. Pennlston. of 117, many comrades
throughout the Stato having already urged
him to accept the trust Comrade Denntston
has for many years served the interest of the
Grand Army actively and consistently, and his
selection for the position would be unanimously
indorsed by the comrades of this county, as
they know of and appreciate his services in the
Comrade Judge Slaqle, of Post 233, will
deliver the oration at tbo dedication ot the
monument of tbe One Hundred and Forty
ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, of which he
was a Captain. The regiment bad engaged at
the battle of Gettysburg, 450 officers and men,
out which 68 were killed, 159 wounded and 109
captured, making a total loss of S38 men, "br
"!i per cent The killed and wounded
amounted to over 50 per cent the killed alone
being oyer 15 per cent.
At the reunion of Confederate soldiers held
at Higginsville, Mo., ex-Congressman Crisp,
who was a Confederate Colonel in tbe late war,
delivered an address in which he paid a glowing
tribute to tbe memory of Abraham Lincoln, and
referred In disparaging terms to Jeff Davis. He
was raked fore and aft by Bob Claiborne and
other Confederate notables who were present
for his just and honest declarations, and will bo
donbt be made tbe Subject of vicious at-uaks to
the future for daring to tell, the truth about
BEDSfl AND PALETTE.
Interesting Displays nt' the Exposition
Representative Works ofLocnl Artists
A Water Color Exhibit Well Wort
About the most interesting department in the
Exposition art gallery is that devoted to draw
ings for Illustrative purposes furnished by tbe
CenSurv publishers and others. About every
kind of drawing for such purposes known is
displayed. India ink and Chinese whtto seem
to be the most popular mediums, and they have
been nsed in almost every way possible Pen
nell's English Cathedrals, Harry Fenn's land
scapes and noted buildings, and E. W. Kem
ble's famous Southern darky sketches are
mainly done with a pen, the first two, however,
showing excellent work in washes. Others!
show that their best works are done in oil;
others again Insist on using some color, es
pecially those delicate bits of nature by W.
Hamilton Gibson, who finds It almost impossi
ble to sketch perfectly and give proper values
in plain black and white, although it is a source
of wonder bow tbe engravers manage to pro
duce these selfsame otf ects through whatseems
an infinitely more difficult channel. It will be
observed tbat nearly every artist represented
there are a great many of them have each
their own mannerisms in producing effects
from the broad, vague, .misty sketches by
George lnnes3 to tbe bold, dashing lino work
of Robert Blum. Relnhart, Abbey, Gibson,
Fennel, Fern, Zogbaum, Redwood, Kemble,
Boughton, Parsons and many of tbe most
f amons magazlno and bookillustrators are well
and most characteristically represented.
In tbe local room of the Exposition art gal
lery Is gathered probably the most representa
tive collection of productions by Pittsburg
talent ever seen here at one time. Those dead
and gone favorites, Blythe and Charles, are
each represented by some of their very best
works. M. B. Lelsser, who has been doing
Europe artistically for the- last three years;
Miss Eurllda Loomls and Elmer Salisbury, who
are studying in France at present and several
others well known, but whose names cannot be
recalled just at present have some of their
most clever works on hand, while all of our
local art laborers each contribute from one to
a half dozen pictures and works of art The
School of Design has a room all to itself, to
which every lady student ot note during recent
years contributes a work or more It can be
said that some of the works exhibited by the
ladles do not lose anything by their proximity
to those by artists of wider reputation.
Among the pictures at tbe Exposition are
many that have been made familiar to tbe pub
lic through the medium of prints and etchings.
Among the best known maybe mentioned C.
Y. Turner's "Puritan Wedding," Thos. Moran's
"Big Buttes," one of the famous "Garden of
the Gods" series, "The Huguenot Refugees."
several of "Hamilton Hamilton's well known
works, and many others equally celebrated.
It Is very seldom that the arrangement of
such a thing as an art collection is made under
such difficulties as have encompassed Clarence
Johns since he undertook to place thepicture
gallery of the Exposition In shape. That he
has succeeded as well as he has done is a mat
ter of gratification, not -only to his Immediate
friends but to those who love art for its own
sake Mr. Johns has been receiving the warm
est commendations on every hand for his good
work, and should continue to receive It as he
deserves all that he can get The greatest
difficulty he encountered was the seemingly
total inability of tbe management to supply
him with light ot any description.
The exhibit of the American Water Color
Society forms an interesting adjunct to the
art gallery. Nearly every picture present
bears the name of one distinguished in the art
world. Hamilton Hamilton, Hopklnson,
Smith, Shirlaw, Chase, and others are well
represented. Several of the works are qnite
large. One of tbe most striking of the latter
is Rhoda Holme Nicoll's "Scarlet Letter."
NATIONAL GDAED NOTES.
The Twelfth Regiment was inspected by
Adjutant General Hastings at Gettysburg last
THE commission of Colonel Smith, of tbe
Eighteenth, expires on the 30th of this month.
Orders are ont for his re-election.
The State Fencibles of Philadelphia are go
ing to give a crack drill In tbo armory of the
Seventh Regiment of New York next month.
'Company G, Eighteenth Regiment was in
spected last Thursday night by Captain Penny.
For(y-flve men and three officers were present
Quartermaster Patterson, of the Four
teenth Regiment intends going to Creedmoor
this week to see the national rifle contest to be
Orders for the inspection of the Fourteenth
Regiment will be Issued shortly, and it is prob
able the whole organization will be inspected
in a body in a field close to the city. The regu
lar inspection was postponed on acpount of the
Johnstown tour of duty.
Captain O, C. Coon, of McKeesport tied
Corporal Wegraff, of the Sixteenth Regiment
for second place In the brigade match last Fri
day at Mt Gretna. Considering the fact that
Corporal Wegraff is one of the finest shots in
the United States with a military rifle, Captain
Coon has some grounds for feeling elated.
Compant J, of McKeesport gave a very
pleasant little reception last night to the mem;
bcrs of Company D, and a number of friends.
The affair was held In the armory of the com
pany, which is elegantly adapted for the pur
pose A number of the officers of tbe regiment
were present from Pittsburg, and seemed to en
joy themselves hugely.
It Is rumored that Captain E.M.McCombs,of
Company C, Eighteenth, will shortly tender his
resignation on account of throat troubles that
make it impossible to give commands. Captain
McCombs has been a member of Company O
for 14 years, and has been captain of the com
pany for 10 years. His friends in the regiment
will be sorry to see him leave
Mb. J. A Huooins, who was a member of
the Fourteenth team at Mt Gretna last week,
fell below tbe mark bis many admirers ex
pected him to make. Mr. Hnggms has a world
reputation with the sporting rifle, and took
$2,000 worth of prizes in Geneva. Switzerland,
some years ago in a field of 22,000 shooters from
different parts of the world. He "states that a
Springfield rifle with six pounds pull and 174
pounds of recoil. Is more of an instrument of
torture than a gun for shooting purposes,
The annual State contests in rifle practice
closed at Mt Gretna last Friday. Every organ
ization in tbe division was represented by a
team of plcKed men, making a total of 22 teams
in all, and the results of the contests showed a
remarkable improvement over tbe scores of
last year. Tbe team practice commenced Mon
day, and on Wednesday the regimental match
took place, the Thirteenth team taking first
place, with a total of 361 points: the Sixteenth
second, with 352 points,and the First third, with
349 points. Tho Eighteenth Regiment team
stood seventh in the contest with 839
points to lu credit being beaten at 500
yards by but two points by tbe famous
Thirteenth Regiment team. Tho work of the
Eighteenth team was remarkable considering
it-was the baby team in the contest and was
openly praised by Colonel Watres, tbe Division
Inspector of Rifle Practice. The work ot the
Fourteenth Regiment representatives was not
quite so good, considering tbe fact that it bad
the picked material In tins vicinity, and took
but eleventh place on the list with S32 points.
Wednesday evening the men for the brigade
teams were selected, and on Friday theexciting
match of the week took place. Tho teams con
sisted ot 12 men each, and seven shots
at each range, seven minntes per man
being the time allowed. The result was
close, the Third Brigade scoring 1,026
points, the Second Brigade 1,018 points and
the First Brigade, 1.009 points. Fridav evening
Colonel Watres selected a team of 15 men to
represent the State at Creedmoor this week in
tho national contests to be held there for the
Hilton trophy and other prizes. Tho team con
sists of Pratt, Watkins.McCaskieandStIllweli,
of the Thirteenth; Newton, of the Ninth;
Bergstresser, of the Eighth; -Coulston. of tho
First; Mountjoy, of the Sixth: Mayer, of tbe
Twelfth, and Horton. Wegraff. Conncely, Gun
ning, Elliot and Bradley, of the Sixteenth,
with Lieutenant Conneely, of the Sixth,
as Captain, and Lieutenant Osthaus, of the
Thirteenth as AOjutant. AH the men chosen
are Tcmarkable shooters with the military rifle,
Pratt the first man selected, naving a score of
S8 points last week, and Conneely 00 points.
Friday afternoon Colonel Watres was presented
with an elegant frosted silver onyx clock and
silver tide pieces valued at $250 by the Inspect
ors of Rifle Practice and marksmen on the
ground in appreciation of his services in behalf
of rifle practice in Pennsylvania. As a whole
the shoot was tho most successful ever held in
the State, and has given a great impetus to
markmansblp in the Guard.
G. A. H. Tnko Nollcr.
All otdcrs issued by Adjutant General
Hastings for transportation to Gettysburg,
will be accepted by the agents of the Penn
sylvania Railroad lor tickets, whether the
order is drawn on this company or any other
Dress Robes. Dress Robes. '
The finest, 'the finest.
.UNABLE 55 DHUSTKK,
. i. 35 Fifth avenue.
A pure, wholesome and delicious drink
is Frauenheim v& Vilsack's "Iron City
Beer." It is undoubtedly the best in the
market. , . t
Why jaHterkta' Worki:
' p&sg tlwrSBglish ia IftMity.
EITKAOIBlxTARI THFM1 iAS.
Inspection of Boilers, by EletitcRy, VWk
. Under Steam.
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL ..KWJ6
frSKASZD TOB TBI CISrATCH.l
Readers of The Dispatch -who tierira
information on subjects relating to' Mas
trial development and progress in mstutai
cal, civil and electrical engineering and the
sciences can have their queries aanrerad
through, this column.
If the Amerioan. workman reads aa arti
cle on. 'lAmerioan Mechanics From an .Eng
lish Point of View," lately published in aa
English journal, he will probably have a
keener appreciation- than be had before of
the advantages by which he is surrounded.
In England the intelligent workman gets
no encouragement from his employer; la
America, it he is successful ia one instance,
he is encouraged to renew his e&rts, Ike
result being that W employer and the
country at large ar benefited thereby. Ji
an English railway shop the same old-fashioned
tools and appliances, with few exoep
tions, are used at the present day that were
used 30 rears ago. A body-maker's chest
of tools weighs 200 weight or more, tfhe
American car builder's tools consist
small chest of tools weighing not more than
a quarter the weight of an Englishman's,
but each tool is so constructed as to do
of the utmost service to him, and with
.,, ..oi .hooi-nf tnniifi is able to perform
the most intricate work with which he may be
brought in contact with greater preosm
dispatch. Another cause why Americana sur
pass the English in ingenuity is that iaferaa
tion is notArithheld from them. Papers of
every description are circulated and contri
buted to by employers and employes on an
equal footing. This circulation ot technical
papers Is greatly appreciated, and each Msne
& loosed forward to witn eagerness. Work
men, too, receive encouragement nd aay sug
gestions made by them to their superiors as so
the most economical ways ot working are at
tentively listened to j if proved to te as repre
oontj.il. thn svstem is tried and tbe man re
ceives the thanks of his employer, and often
pecuniary remuneration m. u..,.--of
general encouragement Is one of the chief
reasons why the American manufacturer is
able to pay greater wages and still send his
commoditiesto the English markets cheaper
than tbey can be produced in England.
The Cigarette Doomed.
nt.-Hvn fnnnhilr places fives satisfac
tory evidence that the" use of cigarettes is rap-j
Idly on the decline- wnamrr tun a uui w uw
stringent laws passed" in many of the States
against selling them to minors, or that smokers
have come to tneir senses, and have taken
warning from their own experience ana the
nnanlmous condemnation of smoking cigar
ettes by the medical profession, or whether the
evil has begun to be looked upon as a dis
creditable vice to be only practiced in secret
remains to be proved- But it is certain that as
compared with the past very few cigarettes
aie now smoked ia public Cigar dealers say
that the sales of cigarettes have fallen off enor
mously. Tbe manvfacturers of them have
been compelled to advertise .largely to prevent
the entire destruction of their business, and
about the only people who can now be seen
smoking cigarettes are a f ew moon-faced juv
eniles, who imagine that cigarette smoking is
the correct thing." This is cause lor much
emulation; cigar and pipe smoking, within
certain limits, are excellent but cigarette
smoking is absolutely suicidal.
Influence or Electric Light on Plants.
In Uie course of a recent lecture before the
RoyalSoclety. England, Dr. Siemens placed a
pot of budding tulips In the full brightness of
the electric light in the meeting room, and in
about 40 minutes the buds had expanded into
full bloom. JlK Siemens' experiments have
been made with quick-erowlnu seeds and plants
like mustard, carrots, swedes, beans, cucumbers
and melons. The pots, the lecturer stated,
were divided into four groups, ode of which
was kept entirely in the dark, one was exposed
to the influence of the electrlo light only, one
to tbe inflaenoe ot daylight only, aid one to
daylight and electric light in succession. The
electric light was applied for six hours each
evening-f rom 6 to 11-and the plants were then
left in darkness during the remainder of the
night The general result was that the plants
kept entirely in the dark soon died; those ex
posed ti the electric light only or to daylight
. -t .. ......11 ,A thAB. -TTimMI
oniytnroveauoui. trijuiij, .. ...- ,r ....
to both day and electric light throve far better
Advertising; for Cheap Engineers.
Day after day the public are Informed of dis
asters and accidents, of destruction of life and
property, the result of boiler explosions. The
cause of nearly all these accidents Is known.
Defects certainly exist, In many boilers, and
they are expected to occur more or less, but
boilers should be in charge of men who can
detect defects. The persistency of steam users
in employing Incompetent men to look after
boilers and machinery, in the face of almost
dally calamities is something unaccountably
strange and marvelous, not to speak or Its
culpability. The Ignorance of some men put
In charge of steam machinery is simply aston
ishing. And yet advertising for cheap engi
neers continues. It is fully time that this
flagrant irresponsibility should be checked.
A Promoter of Diphtheria.
The medical profession has begun to regard
seriously the theory recently promulgated
that the smoke of burning kerosine oil has
much to do with the causation of diphtheria
and its malignancy. It appears tbat in every
case of diphtheria It was found that oil was
used either in the parlor lamp or kitchen light
Cases did not occur where gas alone was used.
Many of the health boards In the East have
lately expressed their opinion that the terrible
epidemics experienced of late were due mainly
to tho Increased nso of this oil. Putrid sore
throat and diphtheria hT8 always been more
fatal in the Pennsylvania oil region than In
any otherportion of the country.
A Knr Sream I.lfebont-
Among tho latest life-saving devices appears
ill is built of steel, and strong
a lifeboat with
..!., Thn hnll
lJU13iVU. mw -. -.
Iy braced, and tno totai woigu. ui mo uw.
when completed and ready for service will not
exceed 20 tons. The boiler Is calculated to
carry a very heavy pressure. Inthedeshrn of
the boat thegrcatest pains bare been taken to
secure strength, safoty and lightness, and speed
has not been obtained at the cost of these
dualities.' It must be mentioned tbat tbe boat
Is nrovided with a small steam capstan at the
bow, which is expected to do good service nn
der many circumstances, and will also hare
the Hickman steering apparatus.
Inspecting Boilers While Under Steam.
It is reported that a German scientist has
devised an incandescent lamp arrangement by
which the interior of a boiler may be inspected
while tbe same is under steam. A thick tube is
Inserted Into a stuffing box, through which a
small incandescent lamp is introduced, which
is connected with a battery. By means of a
thick class plate, placed in the shell of the
boiler at a convenient place, the illuminated
Interior of the boiler may ba Inspected. This
is likely to be the means of providing remedies
for many of the existing uncertainties in boiler
The Bakn Oil Wells Running Dry.
Intelligence has been received at Berlin frop
Baku to the effect that a permanent decrease
Is showing Itseu in iuoiiuuu,nvuuiiiiuni
in that region, and that there is a probability
nt ..ii.1ani crisis Shortly Cominff on. The
Is showing itself in mo pruuucuuu ui uitpuwia
of a very serious crisis shortly coming on. The
naphtha basins of tho Asphefou Peninsula
BIbicibat are no doubt still very productive,
hut tho yield is no longer to be relied on. Al
most all the factories at Baku, including M.
Nobeitaro suffering for want of tne raw pro
duct which has increased in price SCO per cent
Many new borings have been made, but-the
Tesults aro not satisfactory.
Extraordinary ine to. uas.
A remarkable case of theft is reported from
England. For li months two London clerks
Extraordinary Theft of Gas.
were working an Illicit still, and in order to get
fiiAl tn tan tha atlll rrnlni- theV t&DDed & CAB
main. In this way. It is said, they were able
to steal 6,5C0,0C0 cubic feet.
Incrrnslng Uapid Transit Facilities.
One of the latest suggestions for tbe Increase
of rapid transit facilities In New York is the
present lines, on wWcl fast or express traiiifciaai-wso
A r4V 7tM9M
tt Wa talevtHMto
upas' by aa' BfidatettaK tmnemt.
Teats' obfatoeeTar e, ta'a
is tease an Bare . mitmt
SKMsbraee Is Hartotf as Ms jMlllMr
created. Tats lasmneatu aa ss snoss
U U MM that tke sate ".
eiegM w nnsniHig very
Xwms a4ia tfels eeaatrr.aasl aaaa 1
Of tfeis.ttt tin) sale of the urtsfM'ts
a sttaaHy f ma yeast. W
"- ' -- MMttkan.
tfca Smi'ferlsf Journal of J
disontssi im a-woaaa wao, aaea
m aissye Biggest ' mm
It is a fast set weM kaewa '.
piate of baryta te aa active peisea to staisaji
anddofsi It Use easy te esiasif .tw-aettoOT
considerisf Us ezsrssaa limiliisMHtn tat, assart
with lard, it'is ready ateabr SImsb.'. tU
being the ease, the qaesttea ingaisss Mastf,
whether it might not isntnse tlw saaas (ssbbbi
obs poisons new so Baao8 nsed ftr ftl aarsess,
aad do away with tap list altsaatag law.
CorkemttfegIseBeofthelas!OSttosiawMa .: (
maohmery Is net yet able to preaaee ska aaasC'
kind of work. Maohtees havqbaea aeastrasaea
.wbiea turn oat about 2,060 posts aa ajar, bat
they are useless for the eaMagac aW fleer
varieties. A skillful cork eatter eaa vaaaeo
from 1,560 to 2,880 corks a our.bis eaty tools
being two sharp knives' with breaa Haass.
Zjesaealaa the Strata TJpoa Hones.
Tbe Xioadea, EasdaaeT, Street Tramways
Company baa adopted a aewstartteg appar
atas let tbe parpesa of lessoning the strata
upon, taa horses. A similar object Is being
gained ia this coaatry by tbe adoption of the
electric street- ear, wbteb is expected before
loss e esleet a raateal oare of the evik
SpfcClAL fcarzaJBS ia diamonds, watches.
jewelry, silverware, leeks, fcreaxe, etc, at
ti. CsfcS , 08V gCSMaSeM K.
Call for a glass of Boeaerteia3fgwiag
Co.'s lager beer wfcea ririae yre4srat
your favorite olub, hotel, saieeaor restaa
rant It is pore, healthful, palataWeaas '
invigorating. Proprietors asd -manaiow
will find it to their interest to heepttM
tap. TeJepbeaa 1018. Beanerts, Pa. '
xrsaa ; '
Ha Always Took the Best.
The compliment which George the Fourth
paid to Lord Eldea was on tie strength of
bis head aftertakiag a bottle at Oaerto port
His Lordship replied: "Bat I always teie
the best, so I sever mix aydriaks." Tbe
plaee"to get these royal old geeas that have
beeH is the market so long is at the Half
Century House of John McOoHeagb, 623
Liberty street, foot of Fifth avenue.
Medicinal whiskies a specialty.
TJ8B "Una" flour finest spring patent ia
the world. "Golden "Wedding" the best of
bread flours. "Duquesne" has no equal as
a pastry flour. Homing's "Ivory," gem of
all family flours. ,
Notice to G. A. R.
The Pennsylvania Railroad will accept
all orders issued by Adjutant General Hast
ings for transportation to Gettysburg for
tickets, whether the order is drawn on this
or any other company.
Hosiery and Underwear.
Hosiery and underwear.
Gloves and umbrellas.
Enable & Shusteb,
35 Fifth avenue.
Vail SnfrfnffB snd Tranrfna.V
.. - J1
T.a vAnr Arrlttr fnr full snlt at Pit. '
cairn's, 434 "Wood, at .'WSttjaf
596 doz. CORSETS, 39c
These, amons other BANKRUPT GOODS
make this a
In midsummer, which conclusively proves the
merits of this
of the entire stock of J. B. ANDERSON, la
Wool Dress Goods, '
I, y, LATIMER
138 Federal St, Allegheny, Pa.
An Army of Renters Seeking Homes
and Business Houses at
The East Pittsburg Improvement Company
has invested large sums of money in laying oat
tbe town ot
And in f nrnlshlns; it with the most complete
and extensive system of pnbllc improvements
in Allegheny county, outside the cities, includ
ing siaewalks, sewers, water, natural gas and
electric lights, and it now takes pleasure in
oallins tbe attention of wide-awake builders
and investors to the opportunity afforded them
by the great and growlnc demand for resi-
i ucnecs auu Dusiness nouses as nuniciujuii.
This demand comes especially from young and
I enternrlslnr- mn nnd flrminhnhtrnnotinfl-
aences ana ousiness nouses at wumeruiuK.
enterprising men and firms who have not suffi
cient capital to Doth build and stocK tarse
stores, but who are able and willing to pay a
handsome rent for adequate facilities, or pur
chase buildings outright on long time. Many
houses aro now in course of construction, but
not enough to HI! 10 per cent of the require
ments. Information as to the kind and size of hquses
,Q Janiihti ,
tae C0Bpany, and special prices giTen on lots
goid for Immediate toprovement.
W3t M s It A ti4r1i
or loiiuor parucuiani cjui v .
East Piilsbura: .mDroYeniBnt Co.