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A merry Christmas and a happy New
Tear. This day ushers in a week that will
be brimful and running over with pleasure.
The earlier portion of it will be occupied
with the Christmas festivities, of course, the
heavily ladened trees, the family reunions,
the holly and mistletoe will reign to the
great delight and joy of old and young.
Christmas morning will be welcome indeed,
but with its revelations will cease the de
lightful suspense, the joyful anticipations
ana enhancing speculations that have made
life a dream to so many people, rich and
poor, for the Jast few weeks.
The "Watson-Sproull nuptials on Monday
evening will fill stately old Trinity Church
with a very fashionable audience, and the'
appointments of the entire wedding ana the
reception which follows are decidedly
new and novel and in the very
height of elegance Several other
weddings, nreviously announced, will be sol
emnized uririnc tbe week, and also that of Miss
May "Whitehead-of Allegheny, and Mr. A. Er
nest Siviter, of WilkinsbnTg. will take place
the eveningof the "fitb In tbe M. P. Church, Al
legheny, invitations have been received in
Pittsburg to a wedding in Grand Eapids.Micb
ifran, on tbe list day of this month, wherein
.Miss Ada Byron Morton will become the bride
of Mr. William Ogden Hucbarr, the son of W.
O. Hughart, a long resident of Pittslmrc. The
wedding will be solemnized in St. Mark's Epis
copal Cnnrch of that city.
Miss Blanche Playford. the daughter of Hon.
H. H. Playford, of Uniontown. will re-enter
the gav world again to-morrow evening, after a
seclusion of tweyears. the family bavmc been
in mourning. Tbe young lady is a tall, band
some blonde and has been sadly missed by her
large circle of friends and admirers. A recep
tion to-morrow evening will once again fill the
family residence with jovousness and gayety.
The Christmas pantomimes on tbe afternoons
of the 6th and 27th, will beoneol the enjoy
able features of the week. A great deal of
time and attention has been devoted to the re
hearsal of the- entertainment, and the petite
actors and actresses display considetable talent.
The costumes are to be exquisite, aud some of
the best local singers will lend their voices for
The great enjoyment of the we ei, however,
will be the grand cpera, with Emma Juihas
the stellar attraction. Good society lik to be
Been at tbe opera, it is tbe crowning touch of
cultivation and fashion, as it were. Pittsbnrg
ers caunothave Pattl or a palace like tbe Audi
torium in which to hear ber. but they will
doubtless receive their favorite, Miss J neb,
with crowded houses.
It is said that Miss Jnch enjoys the distinc
tion of receiving more attention from the real
blue-blooded dwellers in tbe great cities on this
side of the Atlantic than ever accorded any
other lyric or dramatic artist. She includes
among those names enrolled upon her visiting
list the ladv members of many of the
finest and oldest of tbe Knickerbocker fam
ilies of New York, and on her recent visit
to .Washington, was given a tea at tbe White
House by Mrs. Harrison, who occupied a box
every evening that she sang in the capital city,
and on every occasion would send beautiful
floral tributes to be handed over the footlights
to her favorite singer. This extensive but se
lect list is of great benefit to the fair! young
singer, but not infrequently prove a source of
considerable annoyance, as on the days when
she sings she has made it an invariable rule to
rise early, breakfast, and take a long walk or
drive In some park or in the country, with no
companlbh'bnt hermother. When she is billed
to sing in tbe evening, she will not converse
with any one during the day, not infrequently
carrying this to such an extent as refusing to
reply to an ordinary question, as she believes
that she is thus able to keep her voice in condi
tion to perform her best work.
Verv little disslnation has been indnleed in
during tbe past week, as tbe fast approaching
Christmastide and the necessary preparations
for the festivities attendant upon the holidays
bare excluded entertainments or being enter
tamed from societies' tablets, 01 book rather,
for tbe Increasingdemands made upon the time
of'tbe maids and matrons in the social whirl
compel a gennine engagement book. The old
practice of jotting down engagements on a
card or placing various notes and cards of invi
tation in tbe boudoir mirror being found en
tirely inadequate to accurately inform a gay
belle or matron jnst when, -where and how she
is obliged to spend tbe fleeting days.
. itEASUEES THAT HAVE PASSED.
Wednesday afternoon a delightful reception
was given by Mrs. J. G. Pontefract at ber love
ly home on Lincoln avenue, and Mrs. D. T.
Watson was the guest of honor. This is the
third reception given in Mrs. Watson's honor
during the yet young season, thus proving conclusively-the
popularity of the cbarmiog young
matron. Las evening the entire Watson-Sproull
wedding party, after a rehearsal at the church,
enjoyed a merry 9 o'clock dinner at the Wat
son mansion on Lincoln avenue.
A notable wedding occurred Thursday even
ing, when Miss Maggie M. Shaw, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Shaw, became tbe
wife of Mr. J. C. Doty, a prominent attorney.
It was a home wedding, simple and unostenta
tious, but elegant in every respect.
Weddings are still, and probably always will
be, in tbe lead among social events, one bears
them discussed from every conceivable point
of view. The members of tbe Woman's Club
at tbeir meetiog last Tuesday decided, with
Grover Cleveland and other groat bodies, that
marriage is not a failure, but a bride of a year
sagely informs me that the happiness of mar
ried life depends largely upon tbe cook; and
that if a dessert which was intended to be a
dream in pastry comes in simply a reality in
soft dough a bad temper Is apt to be developed
along with symptoms of dyspepsia. I came
across a queer bit of nonsense the other day
entitled tbe "Map of Love," translated from tbe
French. First is shown the lake uf "Indifference"
on the shores of which are the hamlets of "Ad
miration and Respect." From these the course
leads on to the villages of "Notes of Invita
tion,'' "Good Times." Complaisance,". "Sub
mission," "Attentions," "Assiduity," ttifen the
towns of "Congeniality" and "Mutual Appre
ciation," situated in the same region with the
city of "Tenderness," which is built on tbe
river of "Inclination," which flews into the
"Dangerous Sea," upon the shores of which is
the "Haven of Best," as marriage is desig
nated. A very unrotnantic, unsentimental matter-of-fact
procedure would be to carry the idea
still further, and from the "Haven of Rest"
sail out in the boats of "Pettishness" or "Irrita
bility" into the river of "Unreasonableness,"
passing, with slight stops, the hamlets of "Re
pentance." "Sorrowfulness" and"Forriveness"
until the sea of "Insensibility" is reached, and
on its snores tne -xiaven 01 unrest,' where so
many, by tneir own willfulness and perverse
ness, spend tbe greater portion of their days.
ICE CEEAM AND ETIQUETTE.
Moralizing, as a rule, is not appreciated by
the dear public, however, so I'll pass on to a
more inviting subject and tell of a charmingly
unique innovation in tbe serving of icecream
and adopted by some of the ladies at their card
parties in the near past Bytheskillfulnessof
tbe inventor who has fashioned the molds, the
company not only play cards bnt they eat
cards, kings, queens, and all and really,, the
result of the various creams combined, in tbe
designs' of the various cards, look awfully
pretty, and haven't a particle of the wicked
flavor that has so often been attributed to them.
A note received from a benighted young lady
a few days ago, asking if it.wonld be perfectly
? roper for ber to visit in a family where the
itber and mother wero 70 years old and tbe
only child, a son, who had paid her some atten
tion but bad not asked the momentous ques
tion, has appealed to my sympathies to a won
derful degree. For her sake and enlighten
ment, I have obtained a number of opinions on
the subject, and will allow ber to select the one
which accords with ber,own opinion as a final
answer. For it is an established fact that peo
ple who seek advice after receiving it. always
do jnst exactly as they think best. "Well, no;
1 should rather think it wouldn't be proper."
"Why certainly it would be proper."
If she has any designs upon the young mas a
visit might prevent a fruition of her hopes.
It would tbe risking public criticism, but
nothing strictly improper in snch a visit.
Bach a visit would be a trifle "nervy," bnt per
fectly proper and a distractingly enjoyable one
If the young folks are lust entering tbe infatu
ated state. Seriously, In my opinion, it is a
question that must need personal considera
tion and decision. Circumstances, to a cer
tain extent, make things proper or improper.
There is no written law against such a visit,
but, generally speaking, it would be poor taste
or bad form, Thox'JTe Branch.
TheCborxey Social Club, composed of young
men living on the hill will hold Jdfint re-J
ception on January 29, at Imperial. Hall. The
Committee of Arrangements is 'as follows:
Joseph Pldgeon, Arch Graham, Charles Briley,
Frank Pidgeon, James Doran and John Kane.
The Columbus Club, at their rooms on Smith
field street, gave a delightful concert and re
ception Jast Friday evening: At the conclusion
of tbe very interesting programme dancing was
enjoyed until the dawn of another day.
The regular weekly meeting, Friday evening,
of theGolden Circle Literary Society wasmoch
enjoyed by the members and visitors present.
The programme carried out was very interest
ing. The next meeting will be held Friday,
December 27, at which the election of officers
will take place.
On the evening of the 18th a Tery pleasant
surprise party or "W. C. T. TJ. members visited
Mr. and Mrs. S. Fi Morrison, of Collins avenue.
The host and hostess were each the recipient
ot a handsome present from tbe union, re
freshments were served by Kuhn and a good
time generally was the result.
Rev. M. J. Bmalley, pastor of, tbe Thirteenth
United Presbyterian Congregation of the
Thirty-second ward, was agreeably surprised
when visited by a number of tbe members of
his congregation on Friday night. He was
resented with a purse filled with gold, and
Irs. Smaller was the recipient of a very hand
some mantel clock. The presentation speech
was maae by Charles E. Lewis.
The wedding of Miss Edith M. West and Mr.
David L. Baldwin was celebrated Thursday
evening at 8 o'clock, at the -bride's residence,
Chartiers, Pa. The ceremony was performed
iyRev.O.N.Vernor. The bride washandsomely
attired in cream cashmere cut low. and carried
a bouquet of white roses. After a sumptuous
repast the newly-wedded couple left on the
midnight train for the East.
A very enjoyable surprise party was held In
honor of Harry M. Keef er, December 17, 1SS9,
at his residence. No. 24 Twcnty-second street.
Among the many present were the Misses
Jennie Hammett, Anna Bryant, Helen Keeter.
Mazie Kennedy, Maggie Macon. Ella Provost,
May Harris, and Messrs. Wells, Linlnger, John
W. Yonnc John Hooff. George Provost. Alvin
Keefer, Albert Hoofman.
One of the most elegant presents ever made
in City Hall circles was that given by the cler
ical attaches of the Fire and Police Bureau to"
Miss McLean, the Chief's stenographer. It
consists of a full toilet set, in an elaborate
green velvet case, with an engraved silver
plate. The hair brushes, eta, are all mounted
in oxidized silver. There is also a full mani
cure set included. The young lady was very
highly gratified with so pleasant a testimonial
to the appreciation of ber co-workers.
On Thursday last, at the residence of the
bride's parents. No. 6M Second avenue. Rev.
"Preacher" Calvert, of Etna, united in the
bonds of matrimony Miss Manie Thompson
and Andrew Wetterstein. They were the re
cipients of many handsome presents, and among
their trieuds present were Mr. and Mrs. G.
Hommell. Mr. and Mrs. Mnnhall, Mr. and Mrs.
Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Seitz, whose well wishes
accompany the young couple on their journey
The elegant home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F.
Damn, near Stewart's station, Pennsylvania
Railroad, was the .scene of a brilliant, home
wedding on last Tuesday, at which their young
and charming daughter. Daisy, was united in
matrimony to Mr. J. O. Blackburn, a prominent
merchant of Larimer. Revs. McCarrell and
Cbeeseman officiated. Tbe bride was attired in
a cream-colored faille silk gown trimmed with
duchess lace, and a garniture of orange blos
soms confined the silk tulle veil. An exquisite
bouquet of tea roses completed the adornment
of tbe young lady. The couple were tbe recipi
ents of many beautiful and costly gifts. Only
the members of the family and immediate rela
tives were present The couple went to house
keeping in the borne winch the groom had pre
pared for his bride at Larimer.
The Young People's Society of Christian En
deavor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church gave
a very pleasant reception to the members and
many friends of the church on Friday evening
under the direction of the Social Committee.
Mrs. Lottie Kelley Sunonton rendered a vocal
solo in a very pleasing manner, tbe lady being
the possessor of a fine contralto voice. She was
followed by Prof. George Kelley in a whistling
solo who received hearty applause. Dr. Mc
Clelland, the former pastor of tbe church, but
now .holding a professorship at the Western
Theological Seminary, gave an hour's interest
ing talk on Europe, from which he has recently
returned. The next number was a very pleasing
vocal solo by Miss McClure. Mr. Robert Repp
rendered the accompaniments for the evening
in a masterly style. The President of the soci--rv.
Rev. Patterson, then invited all to reoalr
to the lower rooms, where luncheon was served.
by tbe Social committee, assisted by the young
ladies of the society.
Miss Leila Stitt has returned home from In
diana. Pa., to spend her vacation.
Mrs. Frederick Benchler aud son William, of
the Northside, will spend the holidays in the
Miss Lidie Kirkpatrick, of Sherman avenue,
has returned from visiting friends in Day
Prof. W. H. Sadler, of Baltimore, Mi, is a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Smith, of Oak
landisqnare. Miss Sallie Hyde, one of Baltimore's noted
beauties, is visiting ber friend. Miss Nellie
Tuplett, of Carson street, Sonthside.
Mrs. E. G.'Bridge and daughter. Miss Edna,
of Avalon, will spend the holidays as guests of
Colonel Higgins and wife, of Johnstown.
Mrs. Joseph Dilworth. Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Beggs and their party arrived in New York on
tbe City of Paris Friday, and reached Pitts
Mrs. W. P. Beadell, of HaysvUle, has taken
up ber residence for the winter months with
her sisters, tbe Misses Kerr, at 305 Rebecca
Miss Sadie P. Ford arrived in the city yester
day moming from Glendale, O., where she has
been attending tbe Glendale Female College.
She win spend the holidays and then resume
The Misses Alice and Rosie Cnrran, daugh
ters of Mr. James and Mrs. Kate Curran, of
Marion avenue. Allegheny, arrived home last
evening from St. Xavier's Academy to spend
the holidays with tbeir parents.
Tbe marriage of Miss Lillian Riggs and Mr.
Elmer Ellsworth Caddes is announced for
Christmas eve. The bride is a dauebterof Dr.
W. J. Riggs and a sister of Dr. E. E. Riggs, of
the Soutbside. The ceremony is to take place
at tbe Fonrth Avenne Baptist Church. lie v.
H. H. Gross will officiate.
Sewlekley Society Note.
Mrs. Charles McVay is home from Annapolis
much Improved In health.
Miss McClury"has returned after a visit to
friends in New York City.
Mrs. A H. Starr is home from a visit to rela
tives in Williamsport, Pa.
Miss Love, of Edgeworth, is home from a
lengthy visit in Brooklyn.
Mrs. George Clappand little daughter Mar
ion are home from New York.
Mrs. John B. Warden, of St. Anraitlne Tii
was the giiest of honor at the dainty little
luncheon given by Mrs. William Grafton last
Home from the different colleges to enjoy
tbe holidays are Messrs. Frank and George
Hutchinson, John Semple, Frank Nevin, Wil
son Porter, Charles and Lawrence woods.
Walter Miller, Marshall Christy and Judson
Card; bave been Issued for a New Year's eve
cotillon to be given in Choral Halt. The pa
tronesses on this occasion will be Mrs. L. Hal
sev Williams. Mrs. George H. Clapp, Mrs.
Henry A. Davis. Mrs. M. B. Cochran, xars.
James E. Gilmore and Mrs. Charles's. Pease.
"Who would die with croup, when he can
buy Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup lor 23 cents
Holiday Excursion Bates.
The Baltimore and Ohio B. B. Co., in
pursuance of its usual liberal policy will
sell excursion tickets at reduced rates dur
ing the holiday season. Tickets will be
sold to and from all Etatibns on its lines cast
of the Ohio river from December 21 to Jan
uary 1, inclusive, good for return trip until
January 4, inclusive.
Tickets will be sold from Pittsburg to all
stations west of the Ohio river, including
Columbns, Cincinnati and Chicago, Decem
ber 24, 25, 31 and January 1, good to return
until January S.
If you want a bottle, gallon or case of fine
old Whisky, Brandy or Wine, to present to
your friend as a remembrance, call at "Wm.
J. Friday's, 633 Bmithfield st. Telephone
1189. Store open Monday and Tnesday
nights, 23d and 24th inst.
THE most healthful winter drinks are aij
inn v,nrf v. w,.u.i. Xf rj. !...- r.
uu pw. vw. u, ,, iuunii(;uk uu w. o urcw II
the best. Telephone 6525, ' rtsa
azmii your renpnoisienng anu maitrafa
renovating to Haugh & Keenan, 33 and4
yi aier su xeiephoDt lbzts.
TotNO folks who intend to start lone
keeping will consult their interest b buy- don on Wednesday. ' '
ing their outfit id furnhwe at X. Kibert & Xhtbssk excitement ww cawed ltt Bator
Co. , Allegheny. fcy evening at t6lsHT8tr. Liver.
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. 3 BUOBTHIATEB
"gflfl k Jlatgle Mitchell
ml' I MmtL GBJUroOr-BaAHousa..
"sW JBJf Juch Open Co.
Acxdxmt op Music...
Williams' own Co.
mil Florence jundley
The above are the theatrical attractions for
At the Bijou Theater the ever popular
and charming actress, Maggie Mitchell,
will playa week's engagement at this house,
commencing to-morrow night, in three of
her best plays. "Little Barefoot" will be
the opening piece. As this is one ot those
most familiar in her repertoire, there is
little need of saying much about it, except
to express anew what has already been said,
a feeling of admiration for the actress' inter
pretation of its title role. The cast is as fol
William Peace, Charles Abbott: Parmer Peace,
ICF.McClannln: Jemmy, William Wilson tUemp
farmer, George W. Devo; Antwnaneer. Stephen
Wright: Catper, Phil F. McCarthy: Batet, D. F.
Simonds; tYeedle, Thomas J. Kenno: Hole. Miss
Virginia Nelson: itrt. tiempfarmer.SLn. Ceorre
P. He Vere; Mrt. Peace. tlU Annie Chase: Marie,
Miss Kate Spear; Mitta, Miss Emma Damon;
Amry, Magile Mitchell.
The plays for the week are as follows: Tues
day, Thursday and Saturday nights, and Christ
mas matinee, ber new play, "Ray." Friday
night and Saturday matinee, the ever favorite,
The advance sale of seats indicate a most
prosperous week's business.
So much has been said about tbe Jnch Open
Company which comes to 'the Grand Opera
House this week that little can be added. Vir
tually tbe success of this operatic season, as
far as the returns to the comp'any go, is already
assured. Tbe advance sale of seats has been
wonderfully large. The opening performance
will be "Carmen," with Miss Juch in the title
role. This will be a novelty for Pittsburg, and
naturally great curiosity is felt as toMlss
Juch's appearance In that dashing character.
The repertoire is arranged as follows: Mon
day evening, "Carmen;" Tuesday evening, "H
Trovatorer" Wednesday (Christmas) afternoon,
"Postilion of Lonjumeau;" Wednesday even
ing, "Bohemian Girl?' Thursday evening,
"Faust;" Friday evening, "Mignenf ' Saturday
afternoon, "Maritanai" Saturday evening, "Der
There is no doubt about the strength of Mr.
Williams' attraction for Christmas at his Acad
emy of Music It is his own company. The
members of this organization include Testo
and Onri, Katchawana, Charles Diamond, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Lucas, Pearl Ardine, Lawlorand
Thornton and others whose ability in the line
of wonderful jugglery, acrobatic feats, music,
song, aance and jest are known here, and never
fail to win the heartiest plaudits. There will
be a matinee on Christmas Day, as well as on
the regular matlaee days.
Florence J. Bindley, the pretty and talented
little actress, with a good company, will com
mence a week's engagementMonday afternoon
in "Dot" at Harris' Theater. There is some
thing about the ways "and doings of the far
West that are full of thrilling interest, and
Miss Bindley's play portrays the adventurous
lives led by the miners in tho struggle for gold.
The drama is full of thrilling situations and
pretty scenlo effects, and has a lively vein of
comedy running through it. The story pictures
villainy, virtue, lovef and revenge, and blends
the heroic and humorous in a way that is cal
culated to hold the most interested attention
of a critical audience.
At the World's Museum the public .is prom
ised a Wild West show with a cowboy and In
dian convention. It is said that Broncho
John's company will startle the community.
Tne extra heavy weight oxen will remain on
exhibition, and a good variety entertainment is
promised In the work of the Rain era, the
Blacks, Smith 4 Fuller, Levis & Gillette and
The Casino Museum has a remarkable ex
hibit this week in the wonderful living double
headed baby. In addition to this and other
curiosities, the Nash Comedy Company will
give a stage performance.
Laweknce Baeeett his canceled all ot ills
engagements for this season.
Mb. and Mbs. KxiroAXn, have purchased
from Bronson Howard his comedietta, "Old
Love Letters," and will add it to ther reper
toire. "3 Aires Thomas, known on the variety stage
as one of the Cornwallis Brothers, is at his
home in the Twelfth ward. He sails on Jan
uary 1 to fill European engagements.
E. E. Rice has been commissioned by John
Stetson to organize two companies for the pre
sentation of tbe "Gondoliers," Gilbert and Sul
livan's new operetta, for which Stetson has all
tho rights for this country east of Pittsburg,
exclusive of New York City.
The Law and Order League of Charleston,
S. C, is evidently busily intent on purifying the
morals of its cltisens. F. L. O'Neil, the mana
ger of the .Grand Opera House in that city, has
been arrested for putting out the regulation
Evangeline Company posters.
Edwts Booth, and Mme. Modjeska are
taking a two weeks'jracatlon. They resume
their tour on January 6 in Providence, E. L,
vr1 art tf QnnAQV in Vail Pfwap Ifae Tn..
HUH MM W HflUU SU HW aNIUl iil(MA jaUttAlT I
13; Holyoke. IU Springfield, 15; New Haven, 16; h
xxanioru, a aau xo, rescuing tne .Boston
Theater on January 2a
Vekt recently at Bristol, England, when
JotepA, in "Joseph's Sweetheart," was proving
bis "moderation" in the matter of love for tbe
charming b;nny by kissing her several times,
an enthusiastic and mnch-mashed West
countryman In the gallery caused roars of
aughter by shouting, "Gl'e'r another one vor IP'
England's great metropolis will be illus
trated by a magnificent production of Boucl
cault's well-known drama, "After Dark," at
the Bijon Theater New Year's week. A strong
olio of specialty artists have been especially
engaged, and includes Bobby Gaylor, Mile.
Marie Rene, the premier dansense,.and Kelly
and Murphy, two exhibition boxers.
MOkbos and Bice, of the "My Aunt Bridget"
company, bave engaged two new artists, Kate
Davis and Brownie Wells. Miss Wells will in
troduce a new dlrectolre sketch bronght over
recently from London. Robert B. Monroe
writes that at a recent representation Tomaso
Salnni was present, and tbe following day sent
an autograph letter expressing his pleasure at
tbe performance, and thanking the artists for a
floral trophy with which he had been presented.
Mb. William E. Link writes to this paper:
"I bave secured far next season for Miss Cora
TanneT, one of the strongest emotional plays
which, I think, has been presented in America
for years, entitled: "One Error." It is just
fitted to Miss Tanner's abilities, in fact, more
so than any play she has ever bad, and, al
though' an emotional play, and with a very
strong love story, It uwell relieved by bright
and sparkling comedy. The company I shall
engage will be tbe bett that money can secure,
and fully as strong in every respect as her com
pany now playing in 'Fascination.' "
Beonson Howabd, who was once a strug
gling newspaper man, will spend tfcis season
collecting rich royalties on his plays. In addi
tion to "Shenandoah," the successful "Hen
rietta," which is now the chief feature of Mr.
Stuart Reason's season, will be a source of In
come, to the author In this country. Mr. Ed
wards, ot the London Gaiety Theater and Mr.
Wyndhamare competitors for the privilege ot
producing the "Henrietta" in London, and
'One of Our Girls," another of Howard's
piajs, aiter a snccessiui lonr oi tho English
provinces, is to open in London to-morrow
pool, Englud, by a man fllln fretsv&e top
gallery into the pit in one of tie act-Interval of
"The Land ot the Living," which was being
perf dVmed by the Beatrice Company. A young
man occupying a seat in the topmost part ot
the gallery made a jump downward to obtain
a seat iu the front raw. His spring was So ill.
judged that he fell over 'the gallery rails, and
was hurled headlong into the audilOrinm below,
wbere he alighted between twogentlemen seated
in the pit stalls. Instead of tbe man having al
most every bone in his skin broken and seriously
damaging those upon whom he fell, as might
have oeen expected, he was but slightly in
jured himself, and the occupants' of the pit
stalls concerned only received a" very natural
shock to tbe system. Tbe ambulance f rom tbe
Northern Hospital was telephoned for, and the
man a laborer named Richard Reynolds was
cnnvAved to that institution. However. It Was
found that he had sustained but a slight injury
to the head, and he was discharged almost im
mediately. A coekeSpondent from Berlin writes: It
looks as if tbe so-called Freie Bubne, or Thea
ter Libre, which was established here some little
time ago by a knot of dramatio enthusiasts, were
not going to bave a very long life. Tbe idea ot
this Frele Bnhne was borrowed from France,
where German playwrights and playwrlters, for
tne rest, seem to go in searcn oi toeir present
Btock-in-trade, and was adopted with tbe view
of giving tbe Berlin public an opportunity of
pronouncing judgment on the worth of
dramas which bad everywhere else been re
jected as too dull or too immoral for ordinary
people. For this purpose the Lessing Theater
here was hired for Sunday morning perf orm
ances, and ot these there have already been
ttrroe. The series began with Ibsen's "Ghosts,"
which had a fair enough reception. Then fol
lowed a piece by some unknown German au
thor, of which the Zolaesque realism was so of
fensively Indecent that tbe auditorium became
the scene of an Incident which ended In a court
of Jaw; and now tbe Lessing Theater has again
been resounding with hissing, whistling, and
stamping. The piece which evoked these dem.
onstrations of disgust was an old French play,
"Henriette Marechal,' by the brothers De
Goncourt, and it the Freie Buhne does not
show better taste in the further pursuit of Its
experimental enterprise, it will soon bave to
close iu doors and declare itself bankrupt.
PEDAGOGUE AND FDFIL
The annual Christmas entertainment will ba
given at tbe Grant School next Tnesday morn
ing. Miss Blastohe Conhoes, a teacher in the
Franklin school till recently, died yesterday
MES.NA2TNTEBKh-inee Nannie Shannon,
of the Hancock School, and Miss Trunlck have
been elected teachers in the Luckey School.
Ml as Kate Neipeb, Librarian of the Teach
ers' Library, starts on Tuesday evening to
spend the greater part of tbe holidays in De
troit. Miss Neil Jackson accompanies her.
Pbof. UOULDKlf, ot the Bedford school, was
presented with a gold-beaded cane by his night
school pupils last week. There will be a re
ception at the Bedford school next Tuesday
from 130 to 4 p.ac.
Miss Lizzie Muxhattak, ot the Howard
school, will be married on Christmas Eve to
Mr. Frank Huff, of the East Under. The
Howard School Board will not fill the vacancy
till the second Wednesday in January.
SuiEni?tTKNDENT Ltjckey received this
week, from Paris, bis commission as an officer
in the Department of Publio Instruction and
Fine Arts at Paris. He received this high
compliment as a recognition of the superior
educational exhibit that Pittsburg sent to the
Tee preliminary examination at the High
School will be continued to-morrow. The report!
of the successf ul candidates will not likely be
issued before next Friday morning. One of
tbe O'Hara High School pupils who was to try
the examination has the dlptheria, and two of
the Mt. Albion have the typhoid fever.
Tee schools will close on Tuesday, and wil
not reopen till January ft. Pay day also comes
on Tuesday to make the teachers superlatively
happy. The school month closes tomorrow,
and in order to have the warrants ready for
Tnesday, Secretary Relsfar and Clerk Lewis
will have to work till midnight to-morrow.
Miss Rosetta Poixet, of the Bellfield
school, was treated to a genuine surprise party
by her pupils, on Friday night, at her home on
Meyran avenue. They presented her with a
valuable Christmas present an oaken rocking
chair, with plush cushion and head rest. Mamie
Harrison made a pretty presentation speech.
Dancing, and a fine repast followed the pre
sentation. Tee subject of corporal punishment has
caused considerable talk among the school
principals lately. The Mt, Washington Bchool
Board abolished corporal punishment three
years ago. They have empowered the school
principals to 'temporarily suspend a pupil for
misconduct until his parents come aud vouch
for his behavior. During the tBree years that
this plan has been tried, it has not been neces
sary to suspend more than two Or three, pupils.
Miss Edith Hahhts, who graduated from
the Pittsburg High School last June, and who
has since been In New York taking a course of
instruction in music and elocution from the
best metropolitan teachers, returned last even
ing to ber home in Pittsburg to spend tbe holi
days. A concert, for the benefit of the Welsh
Presbyterian Cbuch building fund, will be given
at old City Hall Christmas evening, at iwbich
Miss Harris will sing and give recitations.
Even before her visit to New York she won
much praise for ber elocutionary work, and
doubtless will carry .oft high honors on
Wednesday evening. She has a rich contralto
voice; and was one of the judges at last year's
The Mt. Washington teachers gave a ban
quet last Friday afternoon. The event marked
tbe separation ot six of the school'corps who
take charge of the new building which will he
I dedicated on January 6. The teachers of the
school, Superintendent Luckey, Secretary
Relsfar, the directors, and Miss .Ballon, of the
cooking school, constituted the company. The
table was arranged in the form of a Greek
cross, and a fine band-painted sonvenir ot satin
was presented each guest. Tbe affair was quite
elaborate, and was very enjoyable. A visit of
inspection was also paid to the new building,
which b to be called the Wbittler. The Misses
Sellers, Weir, Brlsbin, Boyer, Young, and Miss
Morcland, tbe latter the assistant principal at
the Mt. Washington school, will have charge at
the Whlttier. Miss Doak succeeds Miss More
land as assistant principal at tbe Mt. Washing,
The best selected stock of diamonds,
watches, jewelry, sterling silver, silver
plated ware, canes, umbrellas, clocks,
bronzes, statuary, marble and onyx clocks,
tables, etc. No old stock, all new styles'
purchased this seasou. Call and see our
goods and prices. M. O. Cohen, Diamond
Expert and Jeweler, formerly cor. "Fifth
ave. and Market St., now 633 Smithfield
st. Yon can't miss the place. The, onlv
street clock on Smithfield street, in front, of
M. Qt. Cohen, Diamond Expert and Jew
eler, formerly cor. Fifth ave., and Market
st, now 533 Smithfield st. Large street
clock in front of the door.
Mexican onyx clocks and tables, marble
clocks, bronzes, statnary, silverware, etc, at
greatly reduced prices at M. G. Cohen's,
533 Smithfield st. Big clock iu front of the
Novelties in stick pins and gipsy rings
at M. G. Cohen's,-533 Smithfield st Large
street clock in front of door.
Fairbanks Sa Cole Banjos,
Also the Victor, Luscomb and- other good
makes. Our stock of banjos is large, and'
comprises all the various kinds, from the
cheap instrument used by the steamboat
roustabout to the handsome aud elegant
professional banjo, at Geo. Kappel's, 77
Filth avenue. 14,22
1838. Holmes' Ben. 1SS0.
Orders filled for the holidays by telephone
305. "W. H. Holmes & Son,
120 "Water street and 168 First H venue.
If yon are interested in the useful for
Christmas, read display "ad." in this paper
and come early. Boaos & Buhl.
Oar common sense stools, painted or un
finished, now delivered on short notice.
2. a SchoenecK, 711 Liberty street
Black silk warp henriettas at 60c, 60o
and 76c; original prices 86c, $1 and fl 25 a
yard. Hughs & Haoke.
Cash paid for old gold and silver at-j
muctrs, no. iitn avenue.
Fbauenheim & Vilsack's ale and
porter are superior beverages. Call for
them. All dealers' keep Umm; Or order
direct. 'Phone 118 - -s
Department Commander Stewart has de
cided in a case submitted that, "The Rules
and Regulations, Chapter 2, Article 7, sec
tion 2, provide In case of a ballot for
officers a majority of all the votes cast
shall be necessary to a choice.' Any mem
ber of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic in good standing is eligible to any office
within the gift of the organization. The Rules
and Regulations make no provision, nor do they
demand that nominations shall be made. Tin
der our law it is possible to proceed to an elec
tion without nominations, and tbe comrade re
ceiving a majority of all the votes cast shall be
chosen to tbe position for which he may be
voted for. Snch being tbe case it is not within
tbe province of a post to defeat that law by the
adoption of a by-law. By-laws of a pqjt must
0ve.wav to tbe general laws of tbe organiza
tion, as contained in the Rules and Regula
tions. Therefore, I shall have to rule that the
votes cast for the comrade who did not appear
to be nominated were legal votes, and to decide
further that it is not absolutely necessary to
nominate' a candidate in order that he maybe
Pennsylvania Memorial Homr.
Preparations for the opening ot the Pennsyl
vania Memorial Home are going rapidly for
ward, and it is new expected that the formal
opening and dedication of the Home will take
place about the middle of January, not quite
one year from the time the subject was first
spoken of. The loyal women of Pennsylvania
have come grandly forward in the work, and
tbe beautiful buildings and grounds of
"Longview," in Brookrille, Jefferson county,
will pass Into the possession of the Pennsyl
vania Memorial Home Association as soon as
the necessary legal documents can be prepared.
Comrade Long, the owner of the place, has
been exceedingly liberal, tbe sum asked being
so low that his gift to the association is a roy
ally generous one, and bis name will be held in
grateful remembrance by tbe order, as well as
by tbe f eeble,belpless veterans and tbeir wives,
who will so soon have a home to shelter them,
wbere they will be free from the care and
anxiety that surely comes with old age and
Election in Circle 52.
The election of officers in Colonel W. H.
Moody Circle, Ladies ot the. G.A.1 took
place on Wednesday afternoon. Tbe officers
for the coming year are: Mrs. S. Linhart,Pres
ident; Miss M. Fdllerton, S.V7P.; Mrs. M.
Louderbaugh, Jr. V. P.; Mrs. S. Naysmith,
Treasurer; Mrs. M., Riggs, Chaplain; Mrs. B.
Rawsthome, Conductress; Mrs. D. McCormick,
Guard; Mrs. Agnes Montrevifle, Secretary:
Mesdames Cargo, Dlerst aud Grayburn, Ad
visory Committee; Delegates to the Depart
ment Convention, Mesdames Sallie Llnhart
and Agnes Montreville; alternates. Miss Ful
lerton and Mrs. Riggs.
The installation will take place on January 8,
and the Department President is expected to
officiate. The circle, although a very young
one, has a good fund on hand, and is composed
of some "it the most highly respected ladles of
the Thirty-second and Thirty-fifth wards.
Annual Treat to the Orphans.
The regular annual treat to the soldiers' or
phans who live within the territory comprising
the jurisdiction of Colonel John W. Patterson
Post No. 151, will takeplaee on Christmas after
noon at tbeir hall, 1923 Carson street.
This is the feature that Post 151 is to be com
mended for above every other of its deeds ojj
charity. Aside from the gifts ot candles,
oranges, eta, to every child, the girls will re
ceive a dress pattern of good warm material,
stockings and shoes, and tbe boys a jacket,
pants, shoes, stockings and cap. The total
number thus clothed this year will be abont 100.
Tbe post will be ably assisted in the distribu
tion by the ladies of Colonel J. W. Patterson
Woman's Relief Corps No. 1, and Colonel H.
B. Hays Camp No. 4, Sons of Veterans.
. Oleetineof tbe Delegates.
A meeting of the delegates to the "Depart
ment Encampment at Bhamokin was held at
the City Treasurer's office last night. A com'
mittee of four was appointed. to secure trans
portation. Tbe committee is composed of
Comrades Lockhart. of Post SS; Speer, of 8;
Head, of 259, and Dennlston, of 117.
Comrade W. J. Patterson was selected to
present the name of Major Joseph F. Dennls-
Tbe meeting adjourned to meet next Satur
day evening at the same place at 1:30 o'clock.
All tha delegates are urged to be present at the
Tho Grand Army In Brief. -
Post 1S7 elected officers last Thursday.
CracLE No. 7, Ladles of the G. A. R., elected
officers last Tuesday.
Coiikade P. 8. D-jOANirE, of Hoboken, is
prostrated with pneumonia, with chances
against his recovery.
Cousiandee in Chief AxGEBhas accepted
the tender of Post S8i, of Detroit, Mich., as his
escort to Boston next August.
Census Sdpeelntemdent Pobteb says
that tbe inquiry regarding the surviving veter
ans of tbe late war will fill eight volumes of
1,000 pages each.
Tax time for holding the National Encamp
ment at Boston has been fixed for the second
week in August, commencing with the parade
on Tuesday, August 12.
TBE open Installation of the officers of Post
157, at which time the drawing of the five
prizes of tbe late fair will take place, will oc
cur on naay, January w.
Post 105, Butler, Pa., will be commanded
next year by John T. Kelly. W. A. Lowry was
elected Senior Vice Commander, and Joseph
Crisvrell, Junior Vice Commander:
Comeabes James L. Graham, Post 215,
Max Klein, Post 128, and John McGowen. Post
162, have been appointed aids de camp on the
staff of Commander in Chief Alger.
Post No. 100, New Castle, Pa., has had a re
markably successful year, there having been
an increase of membership since January'1, ot
over fifty., And still there is room for more.
THE Ninth Reserves celebrated tbe twenty
eighth anniversary ot the battle of Dranesvl'lle
on Friday evening with a reunion and banquet
at tbe Central Hotel. A yery pleasant evening
Post 162 was officially visited last night by
Department Cosjmander Thomas J. Stewart.
There was a very large meeting and many In
teresting speeches beside that of tho Depart
ment Commander were .made. '
A committee from Posrawlll pay a visit to
Nevln Camp, Sons' of Veterans, to-morrow even
ing. The committee desires that as many of
the comrades as possible accompany them.
Nerin Camp meets in the Boyd Block,-Federal
It is anticipated that tbe Arch Street 2J. E.
Church Will be crowded this afternoon. Post
12SS memorial services for its comrades who
have died daring the year will be held. De
partment Commander (Stewart will deliver the
George H. Thomas Post No. 13, Cincin
nati, O., has placed the name of Past Com
mander A. M. Warner in nomination for the
Sosltlon of Department Commander of. tbe
lepartment of Ohio beforo the next Depart
A handsome altar flag was received by Post
162 last week. It is the one that was offered by
a comrade not desiring his name used to the
post of Allegheny county having the largest
percentage of gain in membership during the
second quarter of this iy ear.
Post 83 on Thursday evening held a recep
tion in honor of the friends who kindly as
sisted In a recent theatrical venture. Each
person who took part was presented with a
mark of esteem in the shape of a gold badge.
Dancing and refreshments were much eu
DfPABTX ENT COMKANDEB STEWAET will
officially visit the postc of Blair county on Mon
day. December' 9& There will be a publio
esttpire la the quarters of Beyer Post No. 428.
"ni-rMlttBa jf mem of this oott will toka ;
ftlasetbat evenlscaBd tbe, poet roosa.wkle
M new, will be dedicated,
' A meeting of the veterans of the late' war
of Westmoreland -county was held on last
Thursday at, Greensburg. Tbe meeting unani
mously favored tbe per diem pension bill. Tbe
meeting also recommended the .extension of
the arrearage bill. A committee was appointed
to secure funds for a county soldiers and sail
ors' "monument, as was also a committee to
select a site for tho monument. The meeting
was a large one.
The officers-elect of Post 155, O. A. R., of
Mt. Washington, who will be Installed January
3,1899, are as follows: C. R. Shepler, Comman
der; James Lewis. Senior Vice; W. J. McH
valne. Junior Vice; James Kyme, Chaplain;
Jacob Sappel: Officer of tbe Pay; William
Beardsley, Officer of the Guard; Gottlieb
Leigbton,. Guard. Tbe present Commander,
J. Nelson, who has been ailing for some time, is
now reported in a very critical condition.
SABEfi AND E1FLE.
if aioe Hazlett, In his report for this year.
recommends that all officers of the field, staff
and line be armed with revolvers.
Ex-Lrerr-rBirAirT Feed Tushes, formerly
of Battery B, but who has lately been living in
Scranton, Pa., is visiting friendsMn this city.
The election to bave been held in Company
B. Eighteenth "Regiment, last Monday night,
Vas postponed until to-morrow evening at 8
Ma job J. C. Kay, who has been contemplat
ing a trip to New Mexico, decided not to eo on
account of business matters at home interfer
ing with his other arrangements.
IjIetjtehai-tT. W. Rodqebs, of the United
States Navy, Is back in the city again on duty,
inspecting steel castings for two of the new
cruiaera now in the course of construction.
COMPAmr Q, of the Fourteenth Begiment,
N. G. P., will elect officers on Saturday,' 4th
prox., at its armory, at 7 P. M. All the mem
bers are expected to attend in full uniform.
Tns reception given by Company D, Eight
eenth Begiment, at tbe Union Rink in Alle
gheny last Thursday night, was successful in
every respect, and Captain Harvey netted a
neat little sum for the company.
Second lirEDTEirASTFRAirK: E. Betait, of
Company D, Tenth Begiment, and Second
Lieutenant C. E. Thompson, of Comnany D,
Fifteenth Begiment. are discharged in orders
from the Adjutant General's office.
The members of Company D, Fourteenth
Begiment, bave organized a gymnastic club
which meets in their armory once a week. The
boys have a good time, and take more interest
in the company drills as a consequence.
The court martial of Private McFadden, of
Company G, Eighteenth Begiment, which was
to have taken place last Friday mominir, was
ttujuurucu un&u to-morrow axiernoon at 3 p. ac,
at the headquarters of the regiment, Fifth
The appropriations for the State allowance
of company funds arrived in tbe city during
try, past week, and consequently a number of
landlords are dnly thankful for the same. Sev
eral captains who did not put in tbeir bonds at
the proper time did not receive anv money, nor
will they until the documents are "forwarded.
The members of Company T, of McKees
port, intend erecting a short range inside of
the armory for winter practice. Captain Coon
has secured tools for reloading the 45 caliber
Shells with a reduced charge of powder and
smaller bullets, so that the regular Springfield
rifle will be used, and the members expect to
be in perfect shape for next season.
Company Commanders throughout the State
are expeoted to have their Hartranft donations
in the hands of Drexel, Morgan & Co., of Phil
adelphia, by January 1, as the committee ap
pointed to arrange for the erection of the mon
ument meets on January 3, and will want to
know just how much money they can expend
for the purpose. The committee can rest
assured it will not bave as much an first pt.
peered, SI per man, and can thank themselves
for the shortage, as the idea was sprung at the
wrong time of year.
The commission of Colonel Bonaffon, of the
Third Begiment, expires shortly, and an elec
tion has been ordered for January U next.
Although he has been connected with military
matters continuously since 1881, and has held
every Intermediate position from Corporal up
to Colonel of the Third, It seems that consider
able opposition to hid re-election has been dis
covered, and two opponents are already in tbe
field. Lieutenant Colonel Dannv nnrt or.ir.m.
Smith, of Philadelphia, being the candidates. J
j.ue uuuicra are uieuuy in iavor OI uoionei
Bonaffon at present, and his many friends in
this end of the State hope to see him finally
The report of Major Samuel Hailett, In
spector of Rifle Practice of the Second Brigade,
for the season just closed will prove interest'
log to the Guard' in Western Pennsylvania'
Tbe Major has held bis present position for
three years, and while at the commencement
of that time there were but 220 qualified men
in the brigade; 1889 closes with a total of 1,681
marksmen. The work of tbe organizations is
as follows: Fifth Regiment, 78 sharpshooters
and 263 marksmen. Tenth regiment, 39 sharp
shooters and 218 marksmen: Fourteenth Regi
ment. 45 sharpshooters and 210 marksmen: Fif
teenth Begiment, 27 sharpshooters and 137
marksmen; Sixteenth Regiment, 105 sharp
shooters and 167 marksmen; Eighteenth Regi
ment, 19 sharpshooters and 214 marksmen:
Sheridan Troop, S sharpshooters and 32 marks
men; Battery B, 1 sbarosbo'oter and 14 marks
men. The total increase in the
brigade over last year was 658
men, of which the Eighteenth ranked first
witn m increase, followed by the Tenth, witn
120. Battery B was the only organization that
fell below lu previous standing, having lost
four marksmen. Three companies in tbe
brigade qualified every member. Company 1 of
the Eighteenth, and Conmanies I and B of tbe
Fifth. Company G of "the Fourteenth was
lowest, with a total of three men qualified, and
used over 600 rounds of ammunition to accom-
lish this feat. Major Haxlett states that many
idividuals, not members ot the Guard, are be
ginning to show laudable interest In the rifle
practice of the Second Brigade, and that two
prominent citizens will offer four handsome
badges next season, to be contested for by tbe
sharpshooters of the brigade on tbe range of
tbe-Fourteentb Regiment. He also speaks of
still another prize, which will "place in the
shade" anything now Bhot for in the Btate.
Catalogues, illustrated and printed
equal to Eastern work, at lowest prices.
PlTTSBUEO PHOTO-KNO. Co.,
ttssu 75, 77, 79 Diamond st.
HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL
AND BEATJTrFTTJJG Ba
ZAAB My stock of
Gray ana White Hair
Goods is unsurpassed
for It great variety in
rare shades, "inequality,
exquisite and various
designs for the coiffure,
and sold at lower prices
than any other house.
of naturally wavy hair
in an shades. My own
mate, 55. Equal to those
costing $10 elsowhere.
The Marie Antoinette
Wave, made of natural wavy hair. Eucenie's
Secret of Beauty for the Complexion.
Shampooing, Bleaching and Dyeint; a spec
ialty. Combines made up. M. LANDERS, 23
Fifth avenne. Hocus and Hacke Building, cor.
Fifth avenue and Market street, de2-56
A CHRISTMAS GIFT
FOR YOUNG Alto OLD.
A.Begistering Savings' Bank. The first
coin deposited locks the door and opens only
when full amount has been saved. It regis
ters each deposit Made for dimes and
pennies. Ko Key or Combination. Price
ji ml nunmui
23 AND 26 FIFTH AVK,
PITTdBUBG. PA deiaW-TTSSu
Lamps, Dinner,Tea& Chamber
Silyer Plated "Ware, Cutlery, Etc.
J. A. GAT.T.TNGER,
,46 KXSei STB1ST, drS-122-sa
- LABY s a irs JwiM Bet teNew,Yakl
tbe Startevs Kenee, oeraer of Broadway ad
Tweflty-oiaU si, very centrally loeaMd; 2.0W
ears pass the house daily, which is PBly oae
block f roa tbe L road.
1838. Heleaes' Beet. 188t.
The most approved whisky procurable
anywhere. It as the indorsement of all
who have used it during the past 31 years.
Bend for catalogue or order by telephone
No. 305, if seeded at once.
"W. H. Holmes & Son,
120 "Water street and 158 First avenue.
To-morrow morning at 8. Bead display
"ad.," this paper, and see whal we say.
"We will back up every word of it. Gome
early. Booas & Buhl.
The largest variety at M. Selbert & Co. 'a,
Allegheny City. ,
Cabbiaoe robes at half price during oar
clearing sale. Hugtjs & Hacke.
MILD WEATHER SALE
Gifts marked at a Nominal Price to make
IN LADIES' SEAL PLTJSH JACKETS,
AND COATS, NBWMABKETS and .
CHILDREN'S :-: COATS
Marked away down now, rather than wait
until after the Holidays.
LADIES AND CHILDBEN'S, with ele
gant Capes and Collars to match of
the most serviceable FTJBS.
"For your Parlor, Library or Drawing;
T, II, LATIMER,
138 Federal and 46 South Diamond
Streets) Allegheny, Pa.
A HALL'S BAZAAR DRESS
Will make a
And will be appre
ciated by every lady.
These forms are ad
justable to any size,
and when not in use
fold up liae an um
brella. Every woman
should have one of
these forms. Bead
12 Sixth street,
And 281 Ohio St..
rrst V Allegheny.
"'5J Stores onen Satnr-
Closed. ..,PPsn,; day evening; t
j. . - dezSSO
MAKE UP YOUR MIND AT ONCE
" And Come in and Boy a
WHITE SEWING MACHINE
You can't buy anything more useful for a
J. KEVAN & CO.,
12 SIXTH ST., Pittsburgr,
And 281 OHIO ST., Allegheny.
ON THE FEMALE FACE..
On tbe upper lip. chin,
cheeks, throat, nose,
car, hands, arms and,
breast, hair between'
the eyebrows, on men's
line, also hair crowing
in tufts from scars,
moles and birth
marks, destroyed for
ever without pain,
shock, scar or injury
by tbe Electric Needle
Operation by Dr. J.
Van Dyck, Electro
phia, and 02 Penn
month of facial hair
Is surprisingly nrevalent.
We see It in the
drawing loom, street and wherever ladies con
gregate. Every lady with hair on ber face
knows that tbe use of depilatories, the
tweezers, scissors and razor all make these
balrs grow coarser, stlffer, darker and more
numerous. There is only one method In tbe
world by which this obnoxious growth of hair
can be destroyed forever and that is by the
Electric Needle Operation.
This Is a pnrely scientific operation, and la
indorsed by all physicians and surgeons ot.
eminence. Dr. Van Dyclc devotes several
hours daily to tbe permanent removal of hair
by this operation. He has operated for 13
years, has treated hundred of cases, and has a
national reputation as an expert is Electro
Ladies, if nature has unkindly provided you
with this obnoxious growth of facial hair, don't
neglect your case another day, but stop the
use of depilatories, scissors, tweezers or razors,
and consult Dr. Van Dyck at once and be for
ever freed from this lifetime blemish.
Moles, birthmarks, warty excrescence on tbe
eyelids, neck and, bands, red nose, enlarged
veins of cheeks end nose, elevated and discol
ored scars, Keloid growths, enlarged glands,
cancers and-tumors destroyed by Electro 8nr
gory by Dr. Van Dyck. Book tret. OSee
hours 9 to 6: Sundays, 19 to 5. EnfraeesHM
can be isa&e by letter. OaU or address
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That's wiitt we Trv tr I
ROW MORNING '
That is so much better than anything of the
kind ever has been done that you will be
surprised and "buy 'era quick," and per
haps tell your neighbors to come and "do
What is it?
Sill 500 Paris
"With SIDE BOBDEB3 and Handkerchief
Borders, and others with Combinations, at
That were imported this season to retail
2,000 yards that's Suit Patterns or sensi
ble CHBISTMAS PBE3ENTS for
At 60c a yard just $5 that are so remark
able that you'll hear abont it, and ft you
are among the first Ladies to come early,
you will get the first Bargain.
The Dress Goods salesmen sever have
much to do the last day or two before
Christmas. "We are going to give them
something to do to-morrow and next day. -
"We are going to let
Bave some plums for two days that will
give the Silk Salesmen some extra hustling.
Gurnet's Celebrated Extra Fine-
(Not Big, Showy Cords)
V. A TABD.
let Dress is,
fl A TABD..
Their equals have never been sold at re
tail in America.
BIch Black Silk Failles, Bleb Black
Silks in staple and new fancy weaves, $1 to
2 00 Christmas bargains unsurpassed.
Federal Street, Allegheny
N. B. ."When yon come to see these Bar
gains you can see a grand HOLIDAY EX
P08ITIW of the TJsefnl and Ornamental,
from a Seal Jacket or Coat to a Fur CApa
or Child's Muff; or a Pancy Article that is
pretty from 25c to a choice piece of Boyal
Worcester or Doulton Pottery, OnyxTablesK,
or Cabinets aad all these choice, fine goodtV,
at our usual saall srofit prices; that bi
tbe people and moves the quaatitfet?!
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