Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 15, 1889, SECOND PART, Page 12, Image 12

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S dNDAY; ' -' SEPTEMBER r' 15,' 18897
I often think wliat a -pity it is that wom
an's sphere in life is principally to please
and look pretty. Some of us can't do both,
you know and some of us can do neither.
Sometimes a very plain girl can make peo
ple believe she is pretty just because she is
mi clever and pleases them so much; but
when a plain girl can't do this, what is there
left for her to do but to call in the assistance
of art to nullify these defects which nature
lias given her or to supply those which she
Las not given her?
"Why will we girls destroy ourselves for
ever, jnst for a little momentary heighten
ing of the charm of nature by art?
' I am afraid I will have to give it up un
less I acknowledge that "we girls" 3re fools
which I, of course, emphatically refu se to
She was a rustic and gav coquet.
Ana he was a youngster just from town;
Together they stood by the tennis net
As the summer sun was sinking down,
She in a flimsy, snowy gown
Dotted with patterns of violet
"While he in a blazer gold and brown
Explained the points of a 'vantage set
SSLe was a knowing and fair coquet.
And missed the ball with a shameless face;
"With the faintest blush ber ripo lips met
And "love" was called with charming grace,
Till the jouth forgot to "cut" and "place,"
And played close up to the tempting net;
And one could tell 'twas a simple case
The moment tho youth had called her "pet."
He was a youth with a tender flame
And she was a pretty and bright coquet;
And who in the world should bear the blame,
And who in the world should fume and fret?
There was never arword of "play" and "let,"
And each of them held an equal claim
While she avers he won the set;
He frankly admits she won a game.
Social Events,
r The Carroll Club will give their first recep
tion at their club rooms. Penn avenue. Thurs
day evening, September 19. The committee is
composed of S. Lanigan. T. SI. Hughes, W. A.
Kaue, John 13. JIcKulty, E. K. Baker.
There was a surprise party given at tho home
of Miss Jcnuie Iteese, of the West End, in
bonor of her birthday. Among those present
were: Misses Jennie Wilson, Mamie Berger, 8.
Harrison, Ivy Leech. Birdie and Jennie Reese,
Iaa Lightenhill, Laura Fhilipps. Blanche
Bohland; Masters Ralph Graham, John Molber,
3Jobert illume. Joe Richards, Prank Andrews,
John It. Hamilton.
A surprise party was given at the residence"
5f Mr. ar.d Mrs. Leonard Eegg, of Somerset
street, Allegheny, Friday night by their friends.
Among those pres-ent were: Misses Selma
Kcuaffer. Ida Schaller, Emma Erdner, Mr. and
3'rs. WiUard, Mr. and Mrs. Wormley. Mr. and
Jirs. Otto Schiller Mr. and Mrs. AlFechtner;
Measrs. Philip Lippert, Charles Schaffer, Will
lam Underwood, Dick Williams, and many
A very enjoyablo party was given at the resl
uence of Miss Minnie Carle, of fcouth Fifteenth
rrect, on Wednesday evening in honor of her
birthday. Among those present were: Stella
Ilnnzler, Emma Unks, Ida Cuddy, Melia
Campbell, Mayne Taylor, Delia Smille, Miss
O'Biicu, Miss Houston, Mrs. Klages; Messrs.
J. Craft. C. Smille, J. Haberman, Ed Campbell.
Krank Woodward, J. Smith, Georce Wolf, Mr.
Iiumel, Mr. Klaces, William Carle.
A pleasant surprise was tendered Mrs. H.
Heed, No. 35 Ninth street, last Wednesday
evening, by her friends. Among those present
were Misses L. Dufly, M. Fitzpatrick, N. Duffy,
M. Morton, A. Cannon. G. Sellers, M. Giblin,
K. Buss, K. Kates, K. Garrison, Mrs. Grace,
Mrs. Kates, Mrs. Morrow; Messrs. A. Vandvke,
W. Adams, 1L Willis. M. Barry. It. Liddell, C.
Cannon, F. Osborn, Y. Kates, L. Flanncry, S.
Flannery, F. Xeeham, C. Solan, G. Grace, C.
Blocu and H. Heed.
A brilliant affair wa3 held at the residence of
Mr. Geo. Xlorman, of Mlllvale, Tuesday even
irg, and a large and joyful crowd attended.
Among those pi csent were Misses Lillian and
Mary Dorman, May Lynch. Hagan, Wallace,
Elders. Hassinger, Emma and Cora Marshall,
Burchiield. Unis, Kines, Leseman; Messrs.
George Dorman. Walter McCorinack, Ben
Hooker, Scott, Briner. Wallace, Hierst, Gilles
pie, Kieser. Majors, Ben and Elliot Johnson,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gardner, and Mr. and Mrs.
One of the pleasant events of the week was
the surprise party tendered Miss Stella Curtm
at the residence of ber parents. No. 21 Wilson
street. Various games were played until mid
night, when refreshments Tere served. Among
. those present were the Misses Kitty Lundy,
Delia McAndrew. Clara fehortell, Maggie Mc
Garr, Fannie Dnran Mame Seency, Kate
Sweeney, Mame Curtin Lizzie Lundy; "Masters
None Mawhinncy. Willie Keefe. Harry Dun
kclL Louie Westermau. Eiloie Shorten, Will
Taylor, Fred Keyscr, Ed Doran, Joe Lundy,
Jim McGarr.
Personal Gossip.
Mrs. C. Wcier and her niece. Miss Mary
Heboid, left last nightfor New York.
Mis Gertrude Clark has gone to Buffalo, N.
1, to accept a position as stenographer.
Mrs. J. E. Emerson, of Beaver Falls, left on
Tuesday for Kansas City, to visit friends.
Miss Carrie Eagle, of Chicage, is visiting her
sister, Mrs. S. J. Eagle, of the Hotel Duquesne.
Miss Nettie Bray, of Hazelwood, is visiting
her brother, Mr. Charles W. Bray, of Youngs
town. Mrs. J. M. Gusky and family have returned
from their summer trip to Saratoga and Spring
Lake, N. J.
Miss Maggie Forse, of Mount Washington, is
Visiting Hits Clara Kurtz, of Allegheny avenue,
Miss Blanche Oswald, of Washington street,
returned home Thursday from a very pleasant
Eummer trip.
Mis Mattie Bead, of Liberty avenne. re
turned home Saturday after a two months'
Etay in Cleveland, O.
Mrs. Riddle and Miss Jennie Faulkner, of
Arch street. Allegheny, are homo again after a
pleasant visit to Eric.
Mr. Frank Young ana sister. Miss Llbbie, are
visiting their cousin. Mrs. Ellsworth Davidson,
of Newburg, New York.
Miss Katie Biehl, of Chicago, who has been
visiting friends in Lawrenceville, left last
Wednesday for her home.
Miss Jennie Fisher, of Coraopolis, is visiting
ber friends, the Misses Florence Forster and
Annie Brant, of Allegheny.
Mr. E. W. Carter, who has been visiting his
family itt Oakland from Leadville, Cal., for the
last three weeks, lias returned home.
Miss Nella Flack, of Allegheny, who has
been spending the summer in the Allegheny
Mountains, returned home last week.
Miss Emma Elccssur, of Allegheny, who has
been visiting at Alliance. O., and Logansport,
Pa, for the past six weeks, has returned home.
Mrs. T. J. Bray and family have rctnrned
from Nelson Ledges, 0 where they have been
spending the summer months at the Cascade
Mrs. Harry Logan, of Huntingdon, Pa., sister
of the late managing editor. F. M. Higgins, of
this city, is visiting relatives on Oakland
Mr. Henry Landgraff, of Allegheny, with his
wife and family, has returned from a very
pleasant trip to Niagara Falls, Buffalo and
Miss Bertha Evans, of Ward street, Oakland,
and her cousin. Miss Gertrude Hughes, of
Arizona, left Friday morning for an extended
visit witli Eastern friends.
Miss Allie G. Emerson, of Beaver Falls, has
gone to Boston to linit-n her music, at the New
England Conservatory of Music. Miss Laura
Wagner, of W nona. Minn., who has been visit
ing Miss Allie Kmerson.lelt with Miss Emerson
to complete her musical course.
An engagement announcement which will be
received with considerable interest, is that of
Miss Blanche McMorran, of Lawrenceville. to
Mr. Lee L. Dagron, of New York. Miss Blanche
is a great lavorite in society and an artiu of
considerable ability. The date of the wedding
has not yet been announced.
Sewickley Society Notes.
Mrs. W. W. Cunningham, of Clinton, la., is
visiting relatives in the valley.
Miss Anderson, of New York City, and Miss
Mitchell, of White Plains, N. Y., are visiting
Mrs. Joseph Craig.
The dancing party given by the Misses War
den Friday evening was thoroughly enjoyed by
the largo number present.
Miss Beggs and Miss Words, who have beon
Mis. Sharp MacDonalrt's guests during the
summer, left last-Friday for their home in New
York City.
The Sewickley Tennis Club was represented
in the Pittsburg Tennis Club tournament last
week bv Messrs. Marshall Christy, Charles
Words, William Way and William Oabnrn.
The Park Place Hotel was the scene of a
brilliant assemblage last Thursday evening,
the occasion being the dancing party given by
Miss Cochran. Miss Cochran was assisted in
her duties'as hostess by her sister. Mr.s. Mans
field Cochran, Miss Kelly, of Allegheny, and
Miss Guerin, of Norristown, N. J.
Sewickley lost a number of its young people
last week, college duties taking them away.
Among th.e number were Messrs. George Hutch
inson, Chris Shannon, Arthur Jones and John
Semple. who left last Monday for Lehigh. Mr.
Frank Nevin left the same day for Williams
College; Mr. Arthur Nevin left Wednesday for
Boston, where he will spend tho winter studying
music, and Miss Rebecca Campbell left early in
tho week for Wells College, New York.
The meeting held in Choral Hall last Tues
day evening to reorganize the Dramatic Club
for the season was w ell attended and interest
ing. The officers elected for the ensuing year
are: President, Mr. L. H. Williams; Vice Presi
dent. Mr.T.W.Nevin; Recording Secretary, Mr.
It. P. Nevin; Corresponding Secretary, Mr.
David Warden; Treasurer, Mr. James Chaplin;
Amusement Committee, Miss Dickson, Miss
Whiting, Mr. E. Richardson, Mr. James Chap
lin and Mr. E. Y. Carpenter.
Brnddock Personals.
Miss May Tishet. of Confluence, is visiting
Miss Lottie Leighton.
Mr. J. A. Russel and wife are homo from an
extended trip through the Western cities.
Miss LnluB. Fa wcett left for Beaver Tues
day, where she will attend the Beaver College.
Miss-Elsie St. Clair has entered the Pitts
burg Female College to take a musical course.
Mr. E. T. Brackmver, assistant cashier of the
Braddock National Bank, is on a few weeks
fishing trip to the great lascs.
A jolly crowd of yonng folks rode to Irwin
Tuesday night in a hay wagon. They had a
merry ride until midnight under the September
Rev. E W. Gordon and wife, of Bethany, W.
Va., are guests at the home of the lattcr's
Sarcnts, Mr, and Mrs. Joseph McCnne, of North
A ploasant party was tendered Miss Clara
Rankin at her home Wednesday before leaving
for the State Normal School. A large circle of
friends paid their respects.
A fashionable wedding occurred Thursday
at the residence of Mr. J. N. Griffith, of Talbot
avenue. It was the marriage of Mr. Griffith's
daughter, Elsie, to Mr. S. S. Geohring.
An agreeable select picnic was teld by the
Misses Sue Kinney, Dot Hudson, Lulu Hnd
son, Hannah Sherwin. Lillie Grannis and Ida
Davis, at Kinney's Grove. Fridav. About 12
couples were present during tho afternoon and
evening, and all expressed themselves highly
satisfied with the enjoyment.
Tho Exposition Art Gallery Catalogue
Complete About 800 Pictures on Ex
liibilion Medals and Prizes for Fntare
Expositions Some New Works of Art.
After many long and wearisome hours of
labor Mr. Clarence Johns, manager of the Ex
position Art Gallery, has at last completed the
catalogue of the art works on exhibition. It
shows an apparent total of 7C9 pictures, but
as there are many half numbers, the actual
number of works amounts close to SOQ. The
use of the split number was resorted to on ac
.count of the many difficulties which prevented
Mr. Johns from hanging tho pictures earlier,
giving him more time to classify from the
works on the walk As itwas he was compelled
to copy the inscriptions from the picture, while
scattered about in every direction, and thus it
was that ho in some cases lett out from their
proper places works which he afterward en
deavored to place properly by the method
above mentioned. The neatly printed pamphlet
includes about 60 pages of closely printed mat
ter. European, American and local artists
have each a special department, likewise tho
exhibit of tho ladies of the School of Design
and tho interesting collection from the
Century and other publishing com
panies. Mr. Johns, anticipating unusual
Interest in the latter has given special pains to
the enumeration of each sketch, the artist and
the name of the magazine and time of publica
tion, so that thoso interested can look each
work up if they feel so disposed. As predicted,
these sketches are attracting thelion's share of
interest, although there aro quite a number of
the oil paintings which have always a crowd of
admirers surrounding them, especially that
magnificent work of Thomas Moran, called "A
Pastoral." This is said to be Mr. Moran's best
work, and as an example of landscape art it de
serves to take a place among masterpieces. To
the student it should be an object of the ut
most interest, since in its composition it enun
ciates the most thorough knowledge, and em
bodies, with its truth to nature, all of the most
perfect principles of art. Turner's "Puritan
Wedding," and that interesting bit of realism,
"The Christian Martyr," usually come in for
considerable attention, although the entire
gallery is so filled with excellent works that
one finds but little space unoccupied by inter
esting material.
Judging from a conversation with Mr. Johns
concerning the future of the art gallery, if that
gentleman receives encouragement enough to
carry out the ideas he has in view, the people
of Pittsburg may look forward to interesting
developments in art shortly. It is that gentle
man's intention to endeavor to put future ex
hibitions in such shape that medals and prizes
will be offered for art works of various kinds.
Mr. Johns has not as yet put the matter in
perfect form; in fact, he is and will be too busy
until the present Exposition is over to give it
much consideration, but the success that he
has met with in the present exhibition and the
ability which he has shown to evolve a really
first-class display from a condition of chaos,
leaves it to be inferred that if ho makes up his
mind to place future exhibitions on that foot
ing, he will do it. If he succeeds its importance
as regards the artistic interests of Pittsburg
cannot be overestimated. The offering of
prizes .will be a certain means of bringing to
this city first-class art works from all parts of
the country. This will mean a wonderful re
vival of interest here. The people will gain in
knowledge; our students will find in them op
portunities for study, all ot which in the end
cannot but result in unending good to Pitts
burg art.
Some New Pictures.
Of the very few works recently placed on
exhibition. Mr. D. B. Walkley's three water
colors are no donbt tho most interesting and
worthy of note. It seems as if there is no limit
to tho improvement shown in Mr. "Walkley's
pictures of this charactei; every succeeding
work is better than the last. This is as it
should be, and there is no donbt that if the
artist continues to do as good work in the fu
ture as is shown in the two Holland pieces and
the Chartiers creek sketch his fame will spread
far beyond tho precincts of Pittsburg.
The Fisher Maiden," a salon picture, by
Salanson, a French artist, is the latest addition
to the uillespie gallery. It is a quiet, unas
suming production, uniting with its interesting
composition the desirable quality of harmoni
ous and pleasing color.
The "woodland Pool," a new artist's etch
ing, is the latest candidate for popular favor
in works of this class. It is an unusually good
thing of the kind. It shows one of tho-o pic
turesque little nooks occasionally met with in
the woods, in which tbequietstream passes for
a moment in a shady pool before pursuing its
wav to the lar ger streams. In it, as pictured
by Mr. Moran, a number of cows have halted
for the moment to quench their thirst and cool
limbs fevered by the heat of the daj. The
trees and foliage surrounding the pool, not
withstanding a little flam ess and regularity in
outline, are, as a whole, well drawn. The etch
ing itself is one of the very best of recent
Mr. George Hetzel has once more settled
down in his home studio refreshed and Invig
orated physically, and his store of sketches
largely replenished. The large sketch, as yet
in an unfinished stage, which he was commis
sioned to paint for a gentleman of Saltsburg,
is now well under wav. The score of smaller
sketches from tho vicinity of Eidenan show
the results of the artist's work in a new field.
Some of them are very pleasing in color and
Visitors to the Exposition are invited
to inspect my immense stock of diamonds,
watches, jewelry, silverware, clocks,
bronzes, etc. The largest Etock and lowest
prices ia the city. No trouble to show
goods. M. G. Cohen,
. 633 Smitbfield st.
Novelties in Paris robes, our own im
portation; handsomest line that will be
shown this season. HUGTJS & HaCKE.
Cabinet photos, $1 per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st TXSu
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"One of the Old Stock"
HABltlS' THEATin..
" oman Against
Australian Novelty Co.
Woklp's MirsEOM. . .
lllndrcadlnR. Cariosi
ties, etc.
Tho abovo are tho theatrical attractions for
this week.
Tho improvements in the Brjou Theater and
tho Opera House this season aro very well in
their way, but there are still some more to be
made. Why cannot we have programmes
which will fulfill their primary function, and
givo tho public at a glance a correct idea of the
scenery and the characters of the play? For
instance, when the "Shane-na-Lawn" was per
formed on Monday night last at the Bijou there
was not a word about tho scenes; not a hint ai
to the tlmo tho Shane-na-Lawn flourished, and
as a consequence it is certain that tho audience
was not a little befogged. It costs no more to
have programmes printed so as to inform the
audience than to have them arranged so as to
misinform or not inform at all. The fault with
the Opera House programme is that itB skimpy
form and mean appearance are unworthy a
theater claiming to be first-class.
The theaters are still ieeling the effect of tho
warm weather, though the managers are not
complaining very much. "Bric-a-Brac" en
joyed about as much success as it deserved,
and that was nothing tremendous. Mr. Scan
lan's Irish plays attracted very large audiences
at the Bijou, and ho has created a very cood
impression in Pittsburg. The Dispatch has
already spoken in high terms of Mr. Scanlan as
a delineator of the sunny sido of Irish charac
ters, and only one word of advice to him shall
ba added here. Mr. Scanlan will do well to re
member the stage more and the audience less.
It is a natural failing in Mr. Scanlan. induced
by his personal popularity, that he should for
get at times that ho is impersonating a char
acter in a drama. But it is a failing that is apt
to grow dangerously big if not checked.
Once again it has been proven that the sing
ing of songs in a drama supposed to picture
real life is detrimental to dramatlc.continulty
and dramatic art. The Irish plays Mr. Scanlan
gave last week were neither of them remark
able in a positive way, but such dramatic inter
est as theyposscssed was blemished and broken
almost every time Mr. Scanlan sang. You see
a man in real life doesn't stop to sing a ballad
at critical points in his career for the songa
usually como before or after a climax.
And yet we would not ask Mr. Scanlan to
omit tbe songs. Though his voice is no great
shakes, he sings with feeling and a certain
buoyant sympathy with his subject, and to the
average man and woman his singing is delight
ful. We only record our impression that songs
are out of place in dramas that pretend to
picture life as it is or was a hundred years ago.
Enough ,has been said about tho "D". 8.
Mail" for tho present. Mr. Jenks, the author,
came back to Pittsburg yesterday, and says it
is now running smoothly, and every night im
proving in some new feature or other. It ought
to bo in perfect condition when it reaches
Pittsbnrg next week.
The company which brings "Woman Against
Woman" to Harris' Theater this week con
tains two or more actors of considerable abili
ty. Miss May Wheeler, who plays the leading
female character, starred with success in
Harry Miner's "Zitka" last season, and it is
hardly needful to say that Edmund Collier is
an actor of power, who has been leading man
to John McCullough and Mary Anderson, and
lately a star himself. Hefbcbk Johns.
Tho Procramme.
Mb. Chaiiles L. Datis, who has obtained
wonderful popularity in the character of Alvin
Joshn, will appear at tho Bijou Theater this
weekina new comedy drama called "One of
the Old Stock.'1 The play is entirely new,
though tho character of Alvin Joslin is re
tained. "One of the Old Stock" is described
as a play full of interest, and, of course, par
ticularly strong in its humorous elements; in
deed, there are no less than six comedians in
tbe cast. It is to be staged in a manner we do
not often expect in comedy. Mr. Davis carries
all his scenery, furniture, bric-a-brac, carpets,
etc etc, with him in a special car. They rep
resent a very large sum, probably 850,000. With
these aids he is able to give in one place a per
fect picture of a New England farm house, in
another an equally truthful presentation of a
a rich man's parlor in New York. The plush
and embossed velvet curtain and draperies are
a work jf art imported from,and manufactured
expressly for this grand production in. Pans,
Enzland and Japan. They are embroidered in
gold and silver bullion. Mr. Davis also carries
40 trunks full of China, etc, used in this grand
production from the finest potteries in Europe,
consisting of Satsuma, Canton, Royal Worces
ter, Doulton, Capa de Monta, Hungarian,
Cloisonne, Minton, Wcdgewood, Royal Dres
den, selected from the private collection of Mr.
Davis. The oil paintings, water colors and re
marked proof etchings used in "One of the Old
Stock" are from the brush of America's repre
sentative best artists: William Hart, Frank
Hart, Percy Moran, William Moran, J. G.
.Brown, William Gay, Paul Brenner, Arthur
Quartly and Hamilton Hamilton. This beauti
ful selection of pictures is from the private
collection of Mr. Davis. Another special scenic
feature aro tho fur rugs used in Act HI., con
sisting of Polar bear, tiger, leopard, black bear,
silver fox, Russian sable and seal skins, artist
ically mounted with beads and claws.
Mr. Davis' company is said to be a good one,
and its strength is supplemented by the Boston
Quarter, said to be tbe best-cultured voices in
America, who will appear in each act of the
play in a choice selection of soIob, duets, trios
and quartets, introducing the latest and most
popular ballads and operatic selections. An
orcnestra of soloists is also furnished by Mr.
Davis, and Messrs. Gulick & Co. are required
to give nothing beyond the stage, the gas and
the auditorium. Mr. Davis is very popular in
Pittsburg and will no doubt do well.
The actual amount of capital invested by
Barnum and Bailey, who are equal partners in
the "Greatest Show on Earth," is $3,000,000,
and the daily average exoenses of running the
tremendous affair is 6,800 rain or shine.
Nothing but the most moral features are ex
hibited, wlnle the children's entertainment is
varied enough to delight every child in Christ
endom. The whole mammoth affair will be
here on September 23 and 21, and the parade
will take placo in the morning at 0 o'clock. All
tne tents will remain up until 9 o'clock in the
evening, and tbe night entertainment is guar
anteed to be the same as the afternoon per
formance. It is a royal bill at tho Academy of Music
this week. Enough stars to furnish out three
companies are to be found in the Australian
Novelty Company. The extraordinary trapeze
acts of tbe Austin sisters will be supplemented
by tho work of such artists as J. G. Fletcher,
Capitolla Forrest, Southern Quarter, Von
Leer and Barton, Harry Constantlne, Mnlvey
and Clifton, Mile. Almee, Sam Dearin, Ward
and Lvncn, Gns Richards, Garnelia Bros.,
Acme Four.
With all the advantages of careful staging
and a good company Miss May Wheeler and
Mr. Edmund Collier will appear In Frank
Harvey's drama, "Woman Against Woman,"
at Harris' Theater this week. The, play is full
of well drawn pictures of exciting life, and
with two such artists as Mr. Collier ana Miss
Wheeler it cannot fail to be very attractive.
Besides the usual number of sterling curios
ities and freaks. Including the Big Eliza, Mr
Seymour, who claims to Do one of the greatest
mind readers in tbe world, will be at the
World's Museum this week. Mr. Seymour
sajs be can do all the mind reading tricks that
his predcccssois have done here, and doubtless
be will attract a great deal of attention.
Stage WliUpen.
Lawbekce Baeeett's glandular trouble, to
which is due an. unfortunate deformity in the
region of the neck, has not yielded to the treat
ment which he underwent while abroad. It is
as bad as ever.
Minnie Maddebn opened her season In
Buffalo with "Featherbrain" to a largo house
on Monday night. In a few weeks sbo will pro
duce a one-act play, that is intended to" serve as
a curtain-raiser during the tour.
Grace Filkins, who made a pronounced
success ia the leading comedy role with Sol
Smith Russell's company at Daly's Theater, re
cently sent her photograph to Effie Ellsler,
with the modest inscription, "To a Star from a
It is related of a Rio de Janeiro manager that
he engaged in Paris three tenors for the same
operatic roles. The three artists being intro
duced to each other on tho high seas naturally
demanded an explanation ot the manager.
"Gentlemen." said tho Brazilian impressano,
"in a week after landing, two of you will be
dead of yellow fever. The survivor gets the
parts and draws the salary."
Me. Charles L. Davis telegraphed as fol.
lows to The Dispatch yesterday: "Have
heard it is reported in Pittsburg that my prop
erties, scenery and bric-a-brac are a steal from
tho 'Old Homestead.' It is a malicious false
hood. Everything I use is entirely original,
and the finest in tho world. Let the public seo
and judgo for itself. Please make the fact
known that this is not a, No. 2 show, but the
original production, with the New York com
pany and myself in the cast."
Monday evening will be quite an eventful
one for Manager Rudolph Aronson, as it will
witness tho production of "Tho Drum Major,"
the new opera at the New York Casino, and
the first production of "The Brigands." at the
Hollis Street Theater, Boston, where Mr. Ru
dolph Arnnson inaugurates a season of four
weeks. Tho total number of people in the two
operas will number nearly 300, and the number
of costumes, which includes three changes in
"Tho Drum Major," and four in "The Bri
gands," 900.
Pittsduro was out strong at Albangh's
Theater, Washington, D. C on Thursday last.
In one of tho boxes were Congressman John
Dalzell and Mrs. Dalzell, Mrs. M. 8. Quay and
Miss Quay. Among the audience also were all
the members of the Pittsburg ball club. The
Arthur Rehan Company gave "The Surprises
of Divorce," and tho Pittsburgers were pleased
to see what a hit their townsman, Mr. Burr
Mcintosh, is making in that play. Mr. J. H.
Rjloy and Miss Madeline Lucetti have
achieved groat success in legitimate comedy.
A GOOD many people, says the Mirror, after
reading Gunter's popular story. "Mr. Potter of
Texas," wondered why W. J. Florence hadn't
got hold of a dramatization for the purpose of
appearing in tho cnaracter of tbo eccentric
Texan, which by general consent would fit him
down to the ground. Tho novelist and the actor
met for the first tlmo on Saturday night at the
Broadn ay, and somebody suggested tho Idea.
Florence said a score of people had advised him
to take up Jlr.- J'otter, but, strange to relate,
he had never even read the book. But he is
reading it now, and there Is a strong probability
that Gunter's dramatization which, I believe,
was in existence before the novel came to bo
written will introduce Florence to us in a new
characterization next season. In that event, it
is pretty safe to predict that Mr. i'oMerwili be
come as famous a stage creation as the Son.
Bardtvell Slolc, of pleasant memory.
The Dramatic Mirror says: When she is
fully recovered, Mrs. James G. Blame, Jr., will
begin the season that Manager Frohman has
been obliged to postpone on account of her
severe illness. The statement that a family
reconciliation has taken place, and that Mrs.
Blaine will, therefore, not undertako her theat
rical project, is denied with a vigor that leaves
no room for doubt that the story was started
without the slightest foundation. The physicians
say that it will be fully two months before
young Mrs. Blaine can leave her house. Man
ager Frohman has had a consultation of prac
titioners who speak doubtingly of her speedy
recovery from her severe attack of inflamma
tory rheumatism. H. B. Conway, the English
leading man, sailed last Wednesday from Liv
erpool. He was to have been tbe chief support
in young Mrs. Blaine's companv. As her con
tinued illness changed the original plans, be
will bo seen in tho chief comedy part in "Our
Fiat." which succeeds the present engagement
of Mr. Sotbern at the Lyceum. Mr. Conway
has been a conspicuous figure in England in old
comedies. Last season ho enacted tbe role of
Captain Swift.
Fboji a thoroughly reliablo source it is
learned that Bronson Howard's new play,
"Shenandoah," is a great success. Nym
Crinkle, in this week's Afirror, wrote: "But it
must bo borne in mind that the play of 'Shenan
doah' does not rest on this realism. Its merits,
as I see them.are on the great effectiveness of a
story which is plausiblo and is told with genu
ine sentiment and humor, and brings before us
in strict comedy attitude a number of vividly
outlined characters who live and move, and
havo their being, just as men and women livedj
aiiu uiuveu uuuug iue war uiuus. lb was excel
lently well played, and here, more than any
where else, perhaps, we saw Mr. Howard's
painstaking hand. There was an unmistakable
thrill in the second act which brought us so
soon from the holiday bluster of Charleston to
the sad and serious business of war in the
Shenandoah Valley, ind tbo approach of our
dismounted cavalry singing one of tho best
known of the war songs, accompanied only by
their clanking sabers, steeped tbo audienra at
once into the memories of tbe actual conflict.
All this was done with an illusion that was ad
mirable, because it was but the preservation of
the illusion by suggsstion."
The Subject of an Interesting Debate at tho
Teachers' Institute.
The general meeting of the Pittsburg
Teachers' Institute yesterday morning at the
Ralston school was noteworthy for its large
attendance and the interesting manner iu
which the discussions were handled. Out
of 622 teachers employed in thecity, COO were
present. VicePresidentS. A. Andrewsopeaed
the meeting by complimenting the teachers
on the great number present, bat the "wise
teachers," who know too much to attend edu
cational meetings, received a scoring at tho
professor's hands.
Principal W. A. Proudflt, of tho O'Hara
Scbool, then opened the question dn what
proved to be a very interesting discussion.
"Resolved. That single daily sessions of
school in June are not desirable." The speaker
thought it an evil in our schools owing to its
lack of uniformity that it creates dissension in
both pupils and teachers who do not have tbo
privilege. He contended it is injurious to havo
pupils, particularly of the primary grades, to
be held down to ihowork of a single session
lasting over four hours.
The practice had originated in an East End
scbool some ten years ago, and now over one
fourth of the schools of the city has followed
in its wake. It ought not to be a question of
locality He thinks tho better plan would be
for school boards to invest principals with the
discretionary power to dismiss school in the
afternoon when the heat is oppressive, whether
it be in June or September, but not to call
school any earlier.
Principal L. H. Eaton followed, and Is also
oppnsedto tbe half-day session.
Principal L. P. Greves, of the Lincoln school,
stated he believed tbo half-day session was in
augurated at his scbool 15 years ago. and that
ever since they have thought it a positive ad
vantace. Coming at 8 o'clock, uright and
early, the children can learn more. In his
opinion, the school children of Pittsburg are
overworked, and that it is more economy to the
school to give the afternoons of June for plav.
Prof. H. W. Fisher was opposed to the half
day session, and stated that tho old cry of
"overwork" in the schoolroom that has been
going tho rounds lor the past ten years was not
duo to the scbool system, but to the social svs.
tern of tbe day, and tho way children ero
trained at home.
Then Prof. J. SI. Logan followed in his amus
ing vein, and thought the whole questiouwas
one of taste and opinion, tho children ought to
have a chance to enjoy themselves, and that
all who could get tho half-day session by all
means take it. And his audience indorsed his
opinion, for, when a vote was taken on the sub
ject, the teachers almost rose in a body.
Prof. King, in tho absence of Prof. Wissman
of Curry University, delivered many instruct
ive points on "Primary Readinc."
"What amount of homo work, if anv, should
be required in the primary grade?" was the
subject opened by Prof. J. M. Logan, who was
opposed to giving night work for anv other
purpose than to finish work that could "not be
finished during the school session.
Prof. C. A. Riddle handlod the subject,
"The Spelling Book, Should it bo Abolished?"
He bitterly opposed its use.
Prof. Burgoyne indorsed the concert Bystem
of teaching reading. Superintendent Luckey
opposed it and thought it a useless and injuri
ous method, principally for its monotonous
drawl that follows this method.
There will be another general institnte on Oc
tober Hand 12. Superintendent Luckey has
arranged to have the principals of all the State
Normal i-chools present, who make 13 In num
ber. A brilliant institute is expected.
Educational Notes.
Dub to the Increased attendance at the St.
Clair school, No. 2 building, Miss Blanche L
McGinnig has been elected additional teacher
Miss Daisy Fagan and .miss Mary Thomas were
eiected substitutes.
The problem uf having the pupils who are
preparing for High School not so overworked
is a question that has been agitating the minds
of the school principals and their assistants for
many a long day. All concede the necessity of
some change to make the work of these pupils
lessarduons. The question that is agitating
them is how it can best be done. An idea as to
the best method formulated yesterday
that seemed to be well received. It is
to do away with the preliminary
examination in December, and instead to have
tho pupils enter, the preliminary course one
year earlier than they now are doing, or in step
13 to begin preparation, to continue all year
for this preliminary High School examination
which shall take place in June. If tnccessful
they can then prepare for the final examina
tion, having a whole year for the four hard
studies, instead of six months' preparation as at
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Important Mcetlne of tbo Grnnd Army Dar
Commltteo Progress Reported Froe
Admission to tho Exposition for Veter
ans A Big Batch or Interesting; News
A meeting of the Grand Army Day Com
mittee was held in Select Council Chambers
yesterday afternoon. Comrade Joseph P.
Dennison presided and H. E. Bengough
was Secretary. A large amount of import
ant business was transacted. The Commit
tee on Invitation reported progress in its
The committee appointed to see the mana
gers of tho Exposition in regard to the free ad
mittance of veterans, on Grand Army Day, 're
ported that the managers bad treated them
very kindly and would admit veterans that day
free of charge. Tickets will be issued and dis
tributed as the parade passes the reviewing
stand. Veterans will be required to have one
of these tickets and be in uniform to gain free
Tho following lcttor of acceptance was re
ceived and read:
Allegheny Citt, September 10, 16S9.
II. B. Bengough, Esq., Secretary:
Deab Sin and Comrade I am In receipt
of your letter of tho 7th Inst., informing me
that I have been unanimously elected Com
mander of tho parade on Grand Army Day.
In reply I will say tlfat I thank your committee
for this distinguished honor conferred upon
Post 162 and myself, and will give my best ef
forts in co-operation with your committee to
make tho parade a success.
Yours in F. C. and L.,
W. T. Beadbebbt.
Comrade Wm. McClelland who, at tbe meet
ing previous to yesterday's, was elected Com
mander of the Middle division, sent a letter to
the Secretary thanking the committee for the
honor conferred, but stating that as he would
be out of the city on Grand Army Day he
could not act. The resignation was accepted,
after which Comrade T. J. Hudson, of Post 259,
was elected to fill the vacancy caused by Com
rade McClelland's inability to serve.
From the Commanders of the Northside and
Soutbside divisions the following were received
and read:
Headquabtebs Northside Division, 1
Grand army Day Parade,
Allegheny, September 11, 1889. J
General Order No. 1:
1. Having been elected Commander of tbe
Northside division, I hereby assume command,
and have appointed John S. Nichol. of Post 162,
Assistant Adjutant General, and Wm. Greena
walt, of Post 83, Chief of Staff.
2. Appointment of aids and formation will be
announced in future orders. Geo. Schad,
Commander Northside Division.
Pittsburg, September M, 1SS9.
General Order No. 1.
Having been elected Commander of the
"Southside Division" Grand Army Day parade
thanking the comrades of the General Com
mittee for the saine,I hereby assume command.
The Assistant Adjutant General. Chief of Staff
and other staff appointments will be an
nounced in luture orders. J. C. Thomas,
Division Commander.
An offer of the finest silk flag to tbe post
that will turn out tho largest percentage of
members was made by Captain w. R. Jones, of
iiraddocb;. A commltteo was appointea to
select the flag.
The matter of campfires and the matter of
the securing of bands were referred to the Ex
ecutive Committee
It was decided that a meeting of tbe Execu
tive Committee should be held on next Tues
day eveninc in the City Treasurer's office. The
Division Commanders will be present to confer
with the committee.
A movement to have the Secretary compile a
history for publication in pamphlet form of
the proceedings of the Grand Army Day Com
mittee, and the day was carried.
It was decided to invite tbe Mayors of the
two cities and the Presidents of Councils to
participate in the parade. Carriages will be
provided for these personages.
A communication from the Central Board of
Education was read. It stated that the request
of committee would be complied with and the
schools dismissed on Grand Army Day.
Adopted with thanks to tho Board.
The following general orders from the Com
mander of the Day were read:
Allegheny City, September 12, 1889.
General orders No. 1.
1. Tho Grand Army Day Committee have
elected me Commander of the parade on Grand
Army Day, October 1, 18S9. I hereby accept the
2. Comrade W. O. Russell, of Post 151,
is appointed Adjutant General, and Comrade
H. H. Beneough, of Post 157, Chief of Staff.
They will bo obeyed and respected accordingly.
W. T. Bbadberey,
Commander of the Day.
Headquartees )
Commander Grand Abmy Day Parade.
Allegheny, September 14, 1889. J
General Orders No. 2:
1. Tho column will form with right resting at
corner of Smitbfield and Water streets, where
headquarters will be establihed at 1 P. M. on
October 1. which will be designated by a flag of
red, white and blue. The staff of tho Com
mander will be known by a badge of like colors.
Commanders and their Adjutants General and
Chiefs of Staff will wear service belts, but no
side arms.
2. The column will move promptly at 2 p. M.,
the signal for which will be the firing of a can
non located on tho wharf near the Smitbfield
street bridge.
a Tho Northside division will be known as
the First, the colors of which shall be red, and
will be formed by the posts located north of tbe
Allegheny riv'er, and the visiting posts arriving
at the railroad depots in that city. This divi
sion will form in Allegheny at a point to be desig
nated by tho commander of the division, and
will report in line at 1:45 r. M., Sharp, moving
over the Federal street bridge, thence to Water
street by way of Ferry street, with the right
advanced to corner of Smitbfield street.
4. The Middlo division will bo known as the
Second, the colors of which shall be white, and
will be formod by the posts located between
the rivers, and the visiting posts arriving attbe
Union and the Baltimore and Ohio depots.
This division will form on Wood street, ngkt
resting on Water street, the formation to be
complete at 1:50 r. M., sharp.
5. The Southside Division will be known as
the Third.the colors of wnicn snail oe Diue.ana
will be formed by the posts located south of
the Monnngahela river and visiting posts arriv
ing at railroad depots on tbe Southside. This
division will form at a point to be desig
nated by the commander of tbe division, and
will report with right resting at south end of
Smitbfield street bridge at laO P. M. sharp.
6. The Sons of Veterans will constitute the
Fourth Division, and form on Market street,
right resting on Water street, the formation to
be complete at 1:45 r. M. sharp.
7. Carriages containing invited guests will
take position on Water street, right resting on
Smitbfield street, left extending east.
8. Each division commander will appoint an
ambulance officer, whoso duty it shall be to
take charge of vehicles containing members of
their respective divisions, and assisn all such
to tho left of their commands. Division com
manders will also detail the proper number of
aids for duty at tbe depots to receive and es
cort visiting posts to their headquarters and to
their nositions in line.
1). The column will march, where practica
ble, in sections of eight, moving along Smith
field street to Second avenue, to Grant street,
to Fifth avenue, to Market street, to Liberty
street, to Seventh street, across Seventh street
bridge to Church avenue, to Cedar avenue, to
North avenue, to Federal street, passing in re
view at the Diamond.
10. Whon passing in review the uqnal saluto
rlll 1o fivnn bv nnmmantlftrs onlv. and tlm
dipping of colors by color bearers. (
1L The Commander feels assured that the high
discipline and soldiery bearing' maintained by
tbe comrades taking part in the parades of the
past will again prevail, to the honor and credit
of our organization, liy command of
Official: V. T. Bbadberry,
Commander of the Djy,
W. O. Russell, Adjutant General.
H. H. Bkngough, Chief of Staff.
The committee adjourned to meet in the
game place next Saturday afternoon at 3:30
Snrvlvors of the 13Dlb.
The reunion held at Gettysburg on Wednes
day last was largely attended by the survivors
of tho One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Pennsyl
vania Volunteers Judge Codicr's regiment.
About 150 of the survivors of the regiment
were present, including Colonel Collier, Lieu
tenant Colonel Monroe, Major James McGregor,
Adjutant D. L. Crawl or J, Chaplain Rev. R.
McPberson, tbe three snrcoons. Dr. 8, F.
Chapin, ot Eric, Dr. S. B, Sturtevant, of
rar;NM .7
JttA-v. rJr
Wilkesbarre, and Dr. Patton, of Huntington,
Captains Herbert. -Snodgrass, Warner and
Helber. The officers elected for the ensuing
year are John B. Gordon, Mercer, President;
L. 8. Jack, Pittsburg, First Vice President; W.
L. Harbison. Pittsburg, Second Vice President;
Wesley George,' Warren, Pa., Third Vice Pres
ident; R. W7 McK.ee, Pittsburg. Treasurer:
James S. McKean, Mercer, Recording Secre
tary: W. S. Leech, Ohio. Corresponding Secre
tary: Gns Schwann, Pittsburg, Chairman of
Executive Committee.
A Grand Reunion.
Tbe eleventh annual reunion of the Ono Hun
dred and First and One Hundred and Third
Regiments, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers,
will be held on next Tuesday. It will be held
on board the steamer Mayflower, which will
take the veteran reunionists and their friends
up the beautiful Monongabela valley while the
reunion is in progress. A beautiful invitation
has been issued. Post 162 Grand Army Band
will accompany tbe excursionists. The boat
will leave the foot of Wood street at 10 A. M.,
returning about 9 or 10 P. M. The business
meeting will be held on tbe boat after. dinner.
Grand Army Notes.
Post 151's fair will commence at Salisbury
Hall, Southside, on October 15.
Post 155 was tendered a reception on Its re
turn from Gettysburg by the ladies of the G.
Post 3 will hold its regular monthly muster
to-morrow evening. During tbe master tbe
sciopticon views will be exhibited.
Post 259 keeps up its good work oX muster
inc. Its gain in membership since the first of
the current year is about SO per cent.
The Armstrong monument in tne Allegheny
parks will be' dedicated on Thanksgiving Day,
N ovember 28, with, imposing ceremonies.
An evening paper at Boston tried to find oat
who was tbe best known man in the Hub. It
found that General Ben Butler was that man.
Saturday, October 25, will be Grand Army
Day at Reading. Pa. A large number of posts
in surrounding counties are expected to partic
ipate. Hon. Charles E. Griffin, of Iudiana.was
elected Commander-in-Chief by the Sons of
Veterans at their annual encampment, held at
Faterson, N. J., last week.
Abbangements have been completed for
tbe grand reunion of soldiers and sailors of the
late war and Sols of Veterans to be held at
Reading, Pa., on Saturday, September 28.
THE Inter-State Reunion Association of ex
Union soldiers residing in Kansas, Nebraska
and Missouri will bold Its first reunion atCamp
Sheridan, Sabitha, Kan., September 17, IS, 19
and 20.
A reunion of Union and Confederate
soldiers was held at Ft .Worth, Tex., com
mencing on Wednesday, September 4. It lasted
three days. Thousands of people were present,
and a good time was bad. '
Duquesne Post No. 259 was well represented
at Gettysburg this week. About 25 of Its
members were there, including Comrades Sla
gle, Morgan, McClelland, Herbert, Ewing.
Phillips, Schwann and other prominent mem
bers. During the reunion of tho Ninth Corps on
South Mountain, Md., yesterday the Reno
monument was unveiled. General O. B. Will
cox. United States Army, retired, delivered the
address. General Willcox at one time com.
manded the Ninth Corps.
Eveby veteran in the country will be pleased
by the appointment of Judge W. C. Veazey to
the Inter-State Commerce Commission' Judge
Veazey was a prominent candidate before the
National G. A. R. Encampment for Commander-in-Chief,
but he withdrew in favor of
ueneral Alger. ,
The Society of the Army of the Cumberland
will bold a reunion at Chattanooga, Tcnn.,,
September 18, 19 and 20, the twenty-sixth anni
versary of the battle of Chickamauga. The
battlefield will be visited, and many prominent
generals on both sides will be present to take
part in the exercises.
Comrades Thomas J. Gist and J. T. Wells,
of Post 59, McKeesport, left the city on Tues
day evening for Hot Springs Ark. Both the
comrades are suffering terribly from wounds
received in the service, and by advice of physi
cians co to the springs with hope of relief from
excruciating pain and torture.
The many friends of Comrade D. A. Jones,
who was injured in a railroad accident while
returning from the reunion of his regiment at
Butler recently, will be pleased to know that
he is again back at his desk in the assessor's
office. He has nearly recovered from the acci
dent, and bis wife is also getting along nicely.
Or tbe 16 Fast Commanders-in-Chief of the
G. A. R. four Hurlbut, Logan, Burnside and
Earnshaw are dead. Of tho IS Past Senior
Vice Commanders-in-Chief one Joshua T.
Owen, who served in 1868 is dead. Of tbe 18
Past Junior Vice Commanders-in-Chief three
William Earnshaw, George Bowers and W.
H. Holmes aro dead.
Geore H. Thomas Circle No. 24, Ladies
of tbe G. A. R., met at the hall, corner of Eigh
teenth and Sarah streets, Southside, Thursday
evening. As there were quito a number of
ladies present who bad been absent for some
time at the summer resorts, and who but re
cently returned, the meeting was both a large
and pleasant one. The circlets in a prosperous
PennsylvaniaJDays, last Wednesdayand
Thursday, at Gettysburg, were duly celebrated.
Many monuments were dedicated. It was tbe
greatest occasion Gettysburg has ever known.
Over 60,000 veterans were there. There was a
great deal of rain, which seriously marred the
programme mapped out: but notwithstanding
this each veteran was, as a rule, well pleased
with bis trip.
Comrade George F. Steahlin, of Or
wigsburg. Pa., Secretary of the Seventh Penn
sylvania Cavalry Association, announces that
all tbe details are complete for the reunion of
that organization at Danvdle, this State, on
October 22 and 23 next. Many of the com
rades of that regiment reside in the western
part of the State, and can well feel proud of
the record of the famous Seventh horsemen.
jr. G. Cohen, diamond expert and jew
eler, formerly corner Fifth ave. and Market
st., now at 33 Sniithfield st.
Frlmn Vera.
Our richest native wood. A chamber
suit in prima vera, complete in every de
tail, will be found at our Exposition display
in northwest end of main building.
711 Liberty ave.
Two toned brocade velvets, $3-qnality, at
75c a yard, an unprecedented bargain.
Htjous & Hacke.
Geo. H. Bennett & Bbo., 135 First
avenue, second door below Wood street, for
pure rye whiskies.
New ruects in combination patterns. See
the immense line we are showing for fall
57 to ?2j each. Hugtjs & Hacke.
to SAVE YOURSELF money at this opening
up ol the WINTER goods of this BANK-
Federal street,
BJ.UCb.OI J. it. AJN-D-TiKOUIM, at JdO
as they are
having been packed in camphor all summer,
to be ready tor
and Wraps,
0,1100 Yards Carpeting.
138 Federal St, Allegheny, Pa.
The Eighth Regiment of this State took,
part in the celebration of the defense of Bal
timore, at Baltimore, last Thursday.
Captain O. C Coon, of Company l,iZe-
Keesport, went to Creedmoor last Thursday to
take in tbe big inter-State shoot now going on
Mb. W..JF. Reed, formerly a member of one
of the local companies, was married in Denver,
Col., last Thursday to a prominent young lady
Drills In most of the local armories at
present are poorly attended, and in some they
nave peen almost suspended. This state of
affairs will probably continue until the colder
weather sets. In.
Lieutenants Samuel l. gbahax ad
John A. Rodgers, both of the United States
navy, are the latest arrivals in Pittsburg as
steel inspectors, on tne plates lately ordered
by tbe Government for the new cruisers.
Battery B had a largely attended drill last
Monday night. A number of applications to
enlist were handed in. but the organization is
full. Sergeant Johnson, the inspector of rifle
practice of the battery, who has been visiting
in the East for some time, arrived home last
Thursday. The date for the election caused by the ex
piration of tbe commission of Colonel Smith,
is set for Tuesday evening, October L It will
probably be conducted by Colonel Hawkins, of
the Tenth Regiment, as Colonel Smith bad tbe
pleasure of officiating at tbe re-election ol that
gentleman a few weeks ago.
Blunt'S rules on rifle practice for 1889, pro
hibits tiring on tbe Dack at 600 yards, but allows
that position at 600 yards. This change will
make quite a difference in theshooting of some
of the local shots who have been practicing
that position lately. It also gives some very
useful information on rifle practice, which new
marksmen should study.
Several members of the Fourteenth Regi
ment are arranging a nfle tournament to take
place on tbe "Saltworks range in the near fu
ture. It is proposed to open the contests to
members of the guard In this vicinity only. As
rifle practice is about the only point of interest
at present in military circles, no doubt the
tournament would be a success.
The big veranda in front of the armory of
Company I, of McKeesport, came in handy
during tbe boat race last Friday. It was just
opposite the, end of the coarse, on tbe river
bank, and the boys had erected a number of
seats, for which an admission price was
charged. Several hundred people took ad
vantage of tbe plan, and tbe company reaped a
snug little sum by the operation.
The next meeting o'f the Second Brigade
Examining Board Willie Interesting, from the
fact that three of its own members will be up
for examination. Colonels Hawkins, Kreps and
Smitb. Each will no'donbt be prepaied with a
nice little list of crack questions to fire at the
others in a friendly manner, as tbey have been
members of tbe board since its origin. Another
peculiar point is that all of them are oldcav
alrymen.havlng been members of the Fifteenth
Pennsylvania Cavalry in the late war.
Captain A. P'. Shannon, of- the Washing
ton Infantry, has Issued an order assembling
the company on Thursday morning next at 7:1 5
o'clock to proceed to Manor station for target
practice and a general field day. Tbe members
are expected to be in full uniform. Three
company medals will be shot for, and a good
time is expected, as a delegation of the resi
dents of the station with the Manor Brass
Band will meet them on their arrival and con
duct them to the grove, where things will be in
readiness. ,
In tbe shoot for the championship of the
United States and tbe President's watch, at
Creedmoor last Thursday, J. J. Mountjoy, ot
Pennsylvania, .was beaten by three points by
captain John, Mccauley, of New York. Thirty
seven men shot, and the scores were all below
the average, as heavy rain fell during the en
tire match. In addition to a strong wind. Con
siderable interest is shown in the guard this
year over tbe match for tbe Hilton trophy, as
the team entered by Pennsylvania is a strong
one. a number of the members being from tbe
western portion of the State. Among tne
competitors for the trophy will be tbe .famous
Massachusetts team, which returned a short
time ago from its victorious trip abroad.
Lieutenant Bbottn, of Battery B, received
a letter during the past week from Captain
Hunt, who has been sojourning in Europe for
several months. In it Captain Hunt gives
many interesting points about the mflitarr
forces that ho has come in contact with, especi
ally the volunttcr artillery companies of En
gland. Through the friendship of tbe officers
of one of tbe batteries in London, he was given
command of tbe organization for two days,
and had a chance to compare the English
artillery tactics with thoso of the United States.
without discredit to the latter. Captain Hunt
further states that, on bis return, be will in
augurate a number of now ideas in his own
command, wbiah wlU be -a,.beneflciAl char
acter. Wasted Efforts.
Detroit Free Press. 1
A Green Bay man who wanted the public
to erect a monument over his grave, trained
a bullfrog to do 17 different things, bat just
as he was readr to claim public- adoration
the irog turned over and died and seut the
man back to obscurity.
Alice an Bonnets.
Boston Herald.l
Stuffed mice on bonnets, this winter, in
deed! The dear girl who wears a moose on
hers need never shriek again at the live
creature, no matter where it hides itself.
She will get no sympathy, nor help either,
mind that?
The success of every business depends wholly on the wav it is managed. A. good
many merchants will bay lots of goods without regard to QUALITY and STYIE. Others
will buy goods that are reasonable and adapted to the wants of the trade and sell them at
popular prices. The first is the wrong way; the last is the proper way, and the only road to
gain the confidence of the people and thereby achieve success. Oar motto has always been
Newest Shades of Velvets and Ribbons to Match in Immense Variety,' in
Fact in Larger Assortments Than Any Other House.
Examine them, even if not ready to buy, it will give you an idea of
the new styles.
Although our business in this department doubled daring last fall, we are tryins
to TREBLE it this season, and we know that COBKECT stvles and iOWEST PEIGE3
will do so. Bnv now, as we are selling at SUMMER PRICES the following:
Genuine Seal Plush Jackets, satin lined, S10. $12, 15; worth 50 per cent more.
Genuine Seal Plush Saeques. 516 50. $18 75, $23 50; worth 50 per cent more.
Long Striped Newmarkets, $5. 56, $7 50. $0.
All-wool Stockinette Newmarkets, $9 75; worth $18.
All-wool Beaver Newmarkets, $8, $8 75, $13, $12.
Tine All-wool Stockinette Jackets, $2 75, $3 50; $4, S5 and up.
Our Eine, Cream, Fancy Front Jerseys reduced to 75c.
Oar Fine Cream Cashmere Jerseys reduced to $1 25.
800 Fine Imported Jerseys, $1 75 to $2 85j worth doable.
New Dress Trimmings.
Dress Fronts, Gimp Sashes, Sarah Sashes, Crochet Gimps, Crochet Edgings. Steel
Ornaments, Gimps, Black and Colored Fringes. Directoire Buttons, Crochet Buttons.
Full lines of Gilbert's Celebrated Linings, and everything kept in a first-class Trimming
Department. .
iICITHDO the Exposition always welcome at our establishment. Toucanhave
H lul lU IIJ your satchels and small packages checked free of charge.
510, 512.514 MARKET ST. AND 27 FIFTH AVENUE.
N. B. A grand line of Chatelaine 3ags from 18s to $3 each, just opened.
Dr. Flower's Wonderful Power of XHacaoa
Ids; Disease A BfacBlSeeBt Gift Pre
seated to Readers af this Paper.
The Boston correspondent ot the Hartford
(Conn.) Times says: "1 visited Boston a
few days since, and while there stopped at
Hotel Flower, it being by all odds the most
comfortable as well as superb hotel ia the
Hub. Indeed, this great health palaeo is
one of the features of Boston, being the
most magnificent and palatial boae for in
valids in the world.
It has already become a resort for many
of the most eminent citizens in both public
and private life. The cures that are being
fierformed are in many cases of a raost'start
JZ T?.atnre- Not " ki however, than Is
Dr. Flower's marvelous power f diagnos
ing disease; a power which enables him to
instantly detect the most obscure disease, to
describe the progress of the trouble, the at
tending symptoms, and the remote causes
that led to the sickness, as no other physi
cian has yet been able to do. The posses
sion of this wonderful gift, coupled with the
vast amount of, scientific information ac
quired after years of profound study, has
placed him in the front Tanks of the great
physicians of the nineteenth century. The
superior skill of Dr. Flower's treatment is
evinced by the kind and character of his
patients, who come to him from all parts of
the Union and are enthusiastic beyond
measure whenspeaking of Dr. Flower. "He
Is," said
who has been spending a few weeks at Dr.
Flower's health resort, "the most wondertul
physician in the world, and his treatment ia
making me feel like a new man.". Tho
Hon. C. 0. Sweeney, who for the past fear
years has been collector of the port at Gal
veston, and who has also been at Hotel
Flower for the past few weeks taking treat
ment, said: "I am feeling better every day
under the treatment of Dr. Flower- Ha
has done for my wife what bo other phy.
sician seemed to think possible, sub
stantially overcome chronic troubles that
have for the past 23 yean rendered her life
miserable. Yes, she is with me, and though,
business will compel me to return to Gal
veston in a few days. Mrs. Sweeney willre
main at this magnificent health palace for
some months." An ex-Governor of one of
the North western States, who with his wife
has been under Dr. Flower's professional
care for some time, declared that the treat
ment had done them so mnch good, and the
palace was so delightful and homelike, they
proposed to make it their home for several
months to come. These are a few examples
of the general praise heard on every side
from his patients.
The Doctor has jnst completed arrange
ments which will enable him to visit sev
eral points in Kentucky and Ohio shortly,
tbns affording his host of patients and
friends an opportunity of seeing him near
their own homes.
All readers of this paner who promptly
send their names and address, or that of any
invalid friend, or friends, together with a
2-cent stamp for postage for such package,
will receive free and post-paid a copy of the
last edition of Dr. Flower's superb health
papers, the retail price of which alonetis
OO cents, together with a large, riohlr illus
trated pamphlet giving a graphic descrip
tion of Dr. Flower's great health palace.
Those wishing to avail themselves of this
great offer must write immediately to the
R. C. Flower Medical Company, 417 Co
lumbus avenue, Boston.
A Splendid Sewloir .Machine Given Avrny.
Ladies, register your names at the Singer
stand and secure a chance in the drawing,
to take place at the close of the Exposition,
for a Magnificent Improved Singer Ma
chine. Cabinet photos, 51 per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 13 Sixth st irsa
Fall Sultlnui.
The largest stock at Pitcairn's, 434 'Wood
street. "wsn
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