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The Author of "flonV Answer Some Inter
mine Questions on rolnnoi" Ettnctte
The Proper Thine In Engagement Rlncs
Calling en Unmarried Ladle.
mmi'imr roa tbk dispatch. 1
I have received cards announcing the
marriage of a friend, la it not proper for
me to send congratulations?
If your friend is a lady, send your card
with your best wishes. The rule is to ex
tend congratulations to the groom and best
wishes to the bride.
1. About how long after an engagement
should the engagement ring be presented?
2. And what is the style usually given?
1 There is no definite time, but the ring
should be presented soon after the engage
ment unless it is to he kept private, 2. Either
a solitaire diamond or pearl set in plain gold.
If a gentleman is introduced to an unmarried
lady, and she invites him to can, should ne first
obtain her parents' permission to callT
It is not necessary, butwhen the call is made
inquiries, should be made for the parents.
L Is it proper for a lady to ask a gentleman
to call on slight acquaintance? 2. Is it proper
for a young man to shake hands with a lady on
L No. 2. The initiative should come from
the lady. A gentleman 'should in no case be
the first to offer to shake hands,
AX THE THEATER.
"When escorting a young lady to the theater,
and being "met at the entrance by the usher,
which of us should follow immediately alter
hlmT Should the lady precede her escort down
the aisle, -which is too narrow for both, or
should the gentleman Immediately follow the
It may he said that the presence of an usher
should not change the attitude of a lady's es
cort, but it is undoubtedly embarrassing for a
lady to bring up in the rear of the procession,
and for this reason it would be considerate for
her if her escort fell behind.
L Is It at present cood form to address a let
ter to a. gentleman without the prefix "Mr. T"
Should it be Mr. Frank K. Smith or Frank K.
Smith? 2. If a newly married couple send re
ception cards to their friends "Mr. and Mrs.
Smith at home Thursdays in April" and re
ceive in style with refreshments, eta, is an
other call br card required from those who at
tend the reception betore the bride returns her
calls? And how soon after the reception should
the call bo made? 3. Should the persons at
tending the reception leave their cards, and
where should they leave them if no card re
ceiver is placed ready for thorn? Shall they
hand them to the servant who opens the door,
lay them on the marble slab of the hat tree or
on a table in the reception room? i. As it Is
also the very sensible- lashion (or custom) now
to leave cards when attending a funeral, ought
not every person to provide an empty card re
ceiver placed on a bat tree or table in the hall
of the house where the funeral if, so that it
win be accessible to all? Ixqtjibeb.
1. An address to a gentleman should always
have the prefix Sir. or the affix Esq. 2. No,
the bride must return the calL 3. If no pro
vision is made for cards leave them on a table
or mantel shelf, but do not give them to the
servant, i. The custom of leaving cards at a
funeral is new to us, and if it exists, is ghastly
rather than sensible, and could have been in
vented by an undertaker only. The custom of
leaving cards in person at the door after a
death has become very general, but the idea of
converting a funeral into a reception is nothing
less than monstrous.
Ought a gentleman enter a private office
smoking and wearing his hat? I bae seen
numerous instances of this exhibition of what
seems to me to be very had manners.
A man has no more right to enter a gentle
man's private office smoking his cigar and
wearing his hat on his head than to enter a
lady's parlor in this manner. It is not un
common, we are sorry to say, but it is in
excusable THE TJSE OF TOOTHPICKS.
Is it good taste for a gentleman to carry a
toothpick in the mouth? L. B.
It is in extremely bad taste. The custom of
carrying the toothpick in the mouth is a com
paratively recent habit, and a very disagreea
ble one. Men, from whose appearance we
should suppose would know better, may now
be seen everywhere masticating their tooth
picks, playing with their toothpicks, talking
as it were, through their toothpicks, proving
themselves to be vulgarions by means of their
toothpicks. This habit should be reformed
Should private correspondence be written
upon paper with business headings? C. 3.
Distinctly not. A lady's and a gentleman's
correspondence should be written on a fine
quality of note paper, upon which nothing
should be printed but the writer's address.
Travelers who write upon paper with hotel
headings, people who send private communica
tions upon postal cards or who write upon
cheap ruled paper, violate good taste. The
character of a person's correspondence and the
quality of bis stationery are dumb witnesses to
his social standing.
When meeting a lady en the street and want
ing to give her a message, is it proper to stop
No. Ton should turn and walk with the lady,
and when you have delivered your message lift
your hat and depart.
At a dinner recently a gentleman on my right
hand side frequently turned his back upon me
in order to converse with a person on the other
side of him. The same gentleman persisted in
talking across me to a person on my left side.
Was it good manners to do either of these
things? CLAEA B.
Very had manners, but fortunately exhibi
tions of the kind are not numerous. A gentle
man should converse with any one next to him
by simply turnirg his head, not his entire body,
and on no account talk across a person next to
him'to some one beyond. It is things of this
kind that make the difference between a boor
ish and weU-mannered person.
A XE TTOBD NEEDED.
How must I address an unmarried lady in
writing to her ? Miss or Madam ?
It is necessary to address her as "Dear
Madam." To address a lady as Miss, cither in
speech or by writing, without her name, wonld
be as wrong, according to the canons of society,
as to address a man as Mister without his name.
The En lish language really needs a word
equivalent to the French "Mademoiselle," by
which to address young women independent of
their names, but as there is no such word, and
".Miss" or "Dear Miss" is vulgar, there is
nothing to do but to use "Madam," inappropri
ate as it often is.
The Authob or "Dost."
GAI ATLANTIC CITY.
fashionable Society Spending Lent at the
Florida of the North.
SriCIAL COBBESFOXPXXCE or THE DISPATCH. 1
Atlantic Crxr, April, 6. AHantio City's
frequently styled "the Florida of the North,"
And the early spring season is probably the most
fashionable of all. The wealthy are here
spending money, and society leaders, Weary of
the monotony of the past season's pleasures,
are seeking renewed rigor and enthntlastically
participating in seashore pastimes. The season
has apparently fairly opened. The Italian mu
sicians, with harp and violin, have tendered
their initial serenade, and summer street ears
are in use. Occasionally there is a bather, but
both the water and weather are a ltttle cool for
Among the most distinguished visitors of the
season was Governor Beaver, of Penrsylvan'a,
whoj accompanied by Secretary Stone, came
down last week and spent Sunday by the sea.
They registered at the Pennhurst, a new and
aristocratic hotel on Michigan avenue. Ex
Governor Patterson came down on the same
train, and was entertained at the Connecticut
avenne residence of his father-in-law, Mr.
Edwin C. Smith. The ex-Governor is a frequent
visitor to this coast.
M-ny brilliant social events have been given
during the present season, prominent among
which were the dance at the Hotel Windsor on
Saturday evening, March 20l and the informal
hops given by the Morris Guards in their hand
some armory. Tho Seaside have been giving a
series of dances, one of which took place on
Saturday evening last, and was attended by a
large and fashionable complement of dancers.
State Treasurer Hart is at the Traymore.
The fashionable Traymore set are giving a
series of entertainments semi-weekly. A Phil
adelphia orchestra comes down on eaoh Wed
nesday and Saturday, giving concerts during
the afternoon and a hop in the evening. The
assemblage last Saturday evening was ex
tremely aristocratic, there being some of the
most prominent people seen here this seasonin
attendance. The dresses were strikingly hand
some and costly, while the men wore the cus
tomary dress suits.
At tie Windsor was a brilliant Saturday
night event. The spacious dining room was
temporarily transformed into a ball room, abd
was filled with a gay and fashionable throng,
who lulled away waltz after waltz to the popu
lar melodies of tbe day. There were present
a large number of the social leaders of At
lantic, and as usual tho honors for graceful
dancing were accorded Jersey's fair daughters
and gallant sons. The Windsor hop was such
a decided success that it is highly probable
that another will be given on a grander scale at
an early date,
Haddon Hall will begin a series of dances at
an early date, ahey promise to be very "swell,"
as admission can be only obtained by tard. The
Haddon is now one of the most desirable and
fashionable houses of the coast. Mr. Samuel
Eirby, of the popular Margate, was compelled
to turn awy a number of applicants for rooms
on Saturday. The Dennis, at the sea end of
Michigan avenue, is being patronized by a
wealthy and distinguished class. The She,
burne, one of tbe old and aristocratic houses,
is entertaining many well known people.
The Waverly, at the corner of Ohio and
Pacifio avenues, is still a popular hostelry.
The home-like Ravers is open and doing a
lively spring trade.
The Hotel Luray, an elegant and fashionable
house on Kentucky, is a fashionable rendez
vous. At the ocean end of Kentucky avenue is the
"Wethenll," a bouse well known to Pittsburg
ers, and one of the most prominent headquart
ers for visitors from the "Smoky City" while
resting here by the sea.
Opposite tbe Wethenll is the Wellington, an
other well knownpiotel among Western Penn
sylvanians. The Westminster is again openandisliberaUy
Mr. H. It Maiple of the Hygeia, is entertain
ing more than his share of sojourners.
The Monterey, on New York avenue, is, most
desirablv located and is a popular house.
The Windermere, on Tennessee avenue, is
one of the many successful all the year round
Tbe Glenville, a new house, is proving a most
successful and appreciated enterprise.
The Bossmore is entertaining a large number
of guests, the major portion of which are
"young people," who find this a lively seasbore
The Emerson is entertaining its usual retired
and wealthy class of spring visitors.
The Chaff on te, now the "nearest house to
the ocean," is launched on its twenty-third sea
son under the most auspicious circumstances.
The Berkeley, on Pennsylvania avenue, is
most desirably located and finely appointed.
The po. -Uar Mansion is still one of Atlantic's
finest, ana so long as Mr. McGIade is at the
helm it is safe to say it will stay there.
The Clarendon, after being repaired and en
larged, is open for the season.
The lslesworth, on Virginia avenue, and di
rectly opposite Jackson's bathing grounds, is
most elegantly located.
The Mount Pleasant, on Virginia, Is becoming
The Senate House Is, as usual, a fashionable
stopping place for Western visitors.
The Seabright is open and well filled.
The Lelande, most magnificently located
within view of both ocean and bay, is again
under the management of Mr. Samuel Wanner.
The Ocean House, under the guidance of tbe
owners, Messrs. Bead & Beckwith, is still one
of tbe fashionable uptown houses.
Last, but not least, is the Brighton, one of our
largest, finest and most aristocratic hotels. In
order to secure rooms at the Brighton a couple
of days' notice shduld be given.
The marriage of Mr. Louis C. Zeugschmidt
and Miss Mary Raphael will take place
Wednesday, April 10; at e p. St, at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, on Wylie avenue.
Tbe first appearance of the Schuman String
Quartet was at the concert given by the Christ
ian Endeavor Society at the Third Presby
terian Church. Two Schubert selections were
At a euchre party given by Miss A. Lynch
Thursday evening. Miss Flora Dietrich and
Charles Davidson carried off the head prizes.
Miss Lizzie Hare and W. Taylor were awarded
the booby prizes.
The officers and members of Davis Camp,
Sons of Veterans, will give a reception at Cy
clorama Hall on the evening of April So, to cel
ebrate the centennial of Washington's inaugu
ration. The following ladies will act as cbap
erones: Mrs. W. L. Fouth, Mrs. John D.
O'Brien, Mrs. A P. Davis, Mrs. Charles F. Lea,
Mrs. Kate Culp, Mrs. David C. Rogers, Mrs.
John Seiferth, Mrs. Theodora E. Cowen.
Miss Clara Ziegler entertained a few of her
friends at her home on Forbet street, Thurs-.
day evening. Progressive euchre was tbe
principal amusement, after which lunch was
served. Those present were Misses Lillle
McKee. Millie Loom Is, Kitty Fullerton, Ada
McFarland, Mamie Riley, Mamie Hults, Matty
McLain, and Messrs. Charles Rhodes, Joe Mc
Carthy, Charley Moye, Frank Slocuin, Thomas
Kirk, H. K. Fullerton, John McGill and Tim
Orr. Tho head prizes were awarded to Miss
Hults and Mr. Fullerton. Miss Kitty Fuller
ton entertained the guests with a few pleasing
Wedding, of the Week.
Miss Anna L. Hopper, a well-known young
lady of Pulaski, Pa., and Mr. Harry P. Mc
Curdy, of Enon valley, were marriedon Tues
day evening at the residence of the bride's
parents. The Rev. J. M. Mealy, of Wilming
ton, Pa., performed the ceremony, which was
witnessed by a few intimate friends and rela
tives. Among the brilliant weddings of the past
week was that of Miss Rebecca M. Livingstone,
of Pittsburg, and Mr. Harry B. Rosenthal, of
New York, which took place on April 4 at the
residence of the bride's parents, No. 8 Congress
street, at 7 P. jr. Rev. Dr. Beenstlen officiat
ed. The house was handsomely decorated,
and large numbers of guests were present.
Visitors and Absentees.
Mi?s Hattie Boyce is visiting friends in
Brooklyn, N. Y.
E. C. Lincoln, a prominent commercial man
of New York City, is at the Duquesne.
Mrs. Captain Harger and some lady friends
left on Thursday for Cincinnati and Louis
ville. Misses Sadie Stewart and Barbia Heron nave
returned alter a short visit to friends in Mc
Keesport. Miss Nellie Foraker, of New Haven, Fayette
county, was the guest of Miss Hama Galiahfcr
during the week.
Mrs. B. H. StouSer, of Broad street, East
End, who has been visiting for tbe past week
in Unlontown, returned Saturday evening.
Mrs. J. E. Busser, of Chicago, who has been
spending a few very pleasant weeks with her
father, Mr. Charles Purnell, of Allegheny ave
nue, has returned home.
Mrs. Albert Harry, the StenbenviUe singer,
attended the Rosenthal concerts here, and,
during her visit, was the guest of Mrs. M. R.
Thompson, of Fremont street, Allegheny.
Miss Elenore TJhlig, of New York, after visit
ing friends in Cincinnati, arrived in Pittsburg
last Tuesday morning and is now jho guest of
Miss Kitty Reifsnyder, of Ellsworth avenue,
iMrs. Henry H. Vance, who met with an ac
cident some six weeks ago, and has been con
fined to her room in New York ever since, is
improving, and expects to be at home, on
Barton street, Shadyside, in a few weeks.
Sewickley Society Notes.
The Bewiqkley Valley Club give their fourth
entertainment this season on April 25. The
pIayselectedis"AWidowHunt," by J. Ster
ling Coyne, and will be given with tho follow
Msjor Wellington cJeBootJ.Hr. F. E. Klehardson.
Felix Featherly -.Mr. Rohrsacher,
Lcbrouk Sir. "Wilson.
Mrs. Fcathcrty...... Miss Shannon.
Mrs. Wellington de Boots Mrs. Burrows.
Mrs. Swan down Miss Martha Fleming.
lanny Miss Gran.
Miss Madge McMillen is home from school
enjoying her April vacation.
Mr. Frank Kevin is home from Williams'
College for a short vacation.
Mr. Charles Cats, of New York City, spent
a few days last week with his sister, Mrs. S. a
Mr. George Williams, of Tidloute, spent a
few days last week with relatives in the valley.
Tbe church social given by the ladies of the
Presbyterian Church last Tuesday evening was
unusually well attended and thoroughly en
joyed by all present.
Ak extra choice assortment of combina
tion pattern dresses, entirely new effects,
mostly exclusive designs.
MWFStt - ,-HtJOTJS & Hacks.
The Applicant for the Vacant SnpcrvUor
shlp of Mnsle Are Kamerons A Benefit
far Prof, Pressor's Family.
A spirited contest is going on for the
position of Supervisor of Music in the nab
lio schools, made vacant by the death of
There are eight applicants, among them
Miss Annie Aaper, of the Liberty School;
Profs. "Weeden, Harry Horner, Martin, of
Allegheny; David Moore, of the Thirty
At the meeting of the Mnsio Committee
of the Central Board it was expected that a
Supervisor would be chosen, to be recom
mended to the Central Board next Tuesday
Secretary BeiBfar reported the death of
Messrs. Tagle, JToley and A. B. McCand
less were appointed a committee to draw up
resolutions on his death.
On the motion of Dr. A. E. McCandless,
the election of his successor was postponed
for another month, and Prof. Rinehart will
have cbargo of all the schools for that time.
The present regulations are that there be two
supervisors of music, one of whom is Prof.
Some time ago the Central Board thought
one supervisor wonld be sufficient. Mr. Rine
hart is an applicant and thinks he can do all
the work satisfactorily. Others think two are
Mr. Rinehart, if he gets the position, made
tbe proposition of giving Mrs. Prosser half the
salary for the remainder of the terra.
Under recent regulations the salary of each
supervisor was raised to 51,500.
There is a project 'on foot that, instead of
having two supervisors ot musio there be but
one, but tbat a supervisor of .drawing be ap
pointed, the duties of the latter to extend to
both the ward and the High schools. If the
work is considered too much for one supervi
sor Miss Asper's friends would like to see her
Tbe following aretbenamesofthe pupils who
stand first in the highest grammar rooms of the
various ward schools: Morse, John PhUIIps;
Colfax; Bessie Wightman; Mt. Albion, Edna
Milligan: Dnquesne. Arthur Aland; Allen, Ida
No. 1), Wm. a Gray; (No. 2). C. W. Michael;
Tbad Stevens. Nina Coburn; Horaewood, Win
nie Kinch; Howard (No. 1), Birdie Price:
(No. 2), Alberta Weldrum: Hancock,
Daniel Scanlan; Lawrence, Harry Koben
Forbes, Belle McKown; Minersville. Robert
McElhaney; North. Lucy Carter; St. Clair, Al
bert Welser; Mr, Washington, Lulu Rea;Mo
nongabela, William Graeblng; Birmingham,
Daisy Kreiger and Eddie DithridgejKnox, Eva
Neely; Peebles, Lonise Blessing; O'Hara, Min
nie Snyder; Hiland. Clara a Bright; Moorbead,
Lydia Patterson; Wickersnam, Rachel Will
iams: Ralstrn, John Ludenbuehl; Bellefield. E.
E. Kim: Lin coin, Kate Reed; Humboldt. Ella
Williams; South,Lottie Gosllne; Bedford,Lydla
Miller; Franklin, Emma Shoemaker.
Miss Metzqar and Miss Acheson, of tbe
O'Hara School, who lately have been married,
will not give up their teaching duties until
Miss Emjia Hicks, of the Humboldt school,
was married at her home last Thursday even
ing to Mr. T. Clifford Rossiter. Miss Maggie
Adams was elected to fill the vacancy.
The committee appointed to revise the regu
lations for admission to tbe Teachers' Academy
and other accruements for the benefit of this
body will meet next Wednesday at the Central
Board rooms at 4 p. jr.
ATimsiox institute for the teachers of
steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be held next Satur
day at 10 A. H., at the Knox school. Thirtieth
ward. A class drill in language and arithmetic
wiU be in charge of Miss Mary Martin.
Otjt of consideration for the severe illness of
Father Kearney, the Moorbead School bell,
Eleventh ward, has not been rung the past
week. Some of the pupils gladly took ad
vantage of the "silence" and were non-appear-iug.
Consequently the attendance at the school
was lower than usual.
Fiudat was pay day for the teachers, and a
large part of the money furnished them was in
the golden coin, though both paper and silver
are gold to them. The click of the golden
shiners was heard quite plentifully yesterday,
for many took this advantage to pay their insti
tute dues, and renew their subscription to the
The Committee on Text Books metyester
day for their annual report. Tbe same list of
school books was recommended for tbe sub
district schools, with the exception tbat
'White's revised drawing book was adopted in
stead of tbe one now in use. Tbe High School
Faculty desired several changes in the books
now in use. Action on the matter was. post
poned until next Tuesday e veni ng.
Mat 2 has been chosen as the date for the
benefit concert for the family of tbe late Prof.
Prosser. It will be held at Fifth Avenue Mar
ket HalL Prof. Rinehart, who has charge of
the arrangements, has taken hold with such
vigor as to be sure of success. Among those
who have offered their services are Dr. W. T.
English, Edward Dermitt and the Alpine
Quartette. The school children whose homes
are convenient to tho market hall, and likely
tbe Allen school, in which district Prof, Prosser
resided, will contribute two selections to the,
programme. One school principal has already
offered to buy 25 worth of tickets.
B. P. 0. E. N0TE8.
Me. Chabxes Hotjues now wears the horns.
Cincinnati Lodqe, No. 5, have organized a
New Castls No. 69, will benefit on the 13th
of this month.
Me. William Wakd took his first at the
Bbotheb Manchester, of Detroit Lodge,
was at the Academy last week.
Bbotheb Lew Moobe, of New York Lodge
No. 1, was in the city last week.
The Banquet Committee will meet to-morrow
evening at Henrick's music store.
Bbotheb Gillespie, of Youngstown Lodge
No. 65, was In the city last Wednesday.
Bbotheb Rkynolds, of New York Lodge
No. L visited us at the last communication.
Cleveland Lodge will benefit to-morrow
evening in the Euclid Avenue Opera House.
Cibclxville, O., Lodge, No. 77, will give a
ladies' social session on next Thursday even
ing. Bbotheb Fubte, of Boston Lodge No. 10,
was in the city last week with the Crystal
Bbotheb'HAYDEN, ot Br, Louis Lodge No.
9, played a very successful week at Harris'
Bbotheb Stickland, of St. Louis Lodge,
was in the city last week in advance of "Jim
We met for tbe first time at our new hall last
Wednesday evening, at No. 78 Fourth avenue,
and it's a daisy.
Bbotheb Dailt, of Philadelphia Lodge No.
2, was in tbe city last week, Stage Manager for
New Bedfokd, Mass., Lodge No. 73, bene
fited on March 29, with the Haverly fc Cleve
land troupe as the attraction.
Brothers Gabvet and Orr, of Lima Lodge
No. Si, were in the city last week looking after
oil interests which they have here.
Brother Rice, of New York Lodge No. 1,
was in the city last week attending the funeral
of his mother, who died in Allegheny.
Brother Armstrong, of TJtica Lodge, had
the horns put .on him by Pittsburg Lodge at
the last communication, under dispensation.
Lijia Lodge1 No. 51, gave a social session on
last Saturday evening in honor of Brother
Walters. Baldwin, whose tronpe was playing
Boston Lodge No. 10 had a ladles' social
session on last Sunday evening, March 3L
They win hold their annual election the third
Sunday in May.
The best line of corsets, gloves, hosiery,
underwear and a general assortment of
ladies' and children's fine furnishing goods
in the city. Come to the grand opening
F. Schoenthal, 612 Penn avenue.
3?OB parlor, bedroom, dining or kitchen
furniture call on Cain & Daschbach, 111
Smithfield street Prices guaranteed to be
the lowest in the city lor first-class goods.
Black goods Complete stock of all-wool
and silk and woolen labrlcs, new sideband
effects in henriettas, serges, etainlnes,
camel's hair, grenadines, etc.
mwfsu Hudus & Hacks.
Kcxt SlWerivnre Jrui Arrived.
Call this week and see the new patterns.
Y6u will save 20 per centvif you deal at
Hauch's jewelry store, 2To. 2&3 Fifth ave.
yim, the Penman"
GRASS OPERA HotJS ..
ACAortrr or Musio..
The above are the theatrical attractions for
The managers of the Bijou Theater were not
at all confident that "The Crystal Slipper"
would acuieve great success here. They thought
that the pnblio had been taught to be Incred
ulous about the merits of spectacular extrava
ganzas by the succession of dismal deceptions
offered to Pittsburg under that name In recent
years. This view was correct. The public had
grown suspicious. It took some proof to con
vince them that 'The Crystal Slipper" was not
what is vulgarly termed "a fake."
A friendly reader of The Dispatch, in a
note pertinent to this subject, observes that he
is pleased with tbe criticisms published in this
Saper, for tbe simply reason tbat they seem to
im to be founded on a basis of truth. It is
the intention of The Dispatch, as it has been,
to always tell tbe truth about tbe plays and the
actors that come here, without favor and with
out fear. Even if in matters of judgment the
critic may err, he can still efflcientlv serve the
pnblio by telling the truth and nothing but the
"The Crystal Slipper" was cordially recom
mended to the publio in these columns, because
it. was all its producers claimed for it, a spec
tacular extravaganza, well acted, rich in good
scenery and colorlul costumes, and, as things
o nowadays, unobjectionable in its ballets and
lvertisements. The result of its quality has
been pleasantly demonstrated to the managers
of tbe Bijou in growing audiences. For the
last three nights and the Saturday matinee the
theater has been crowded.
This simply shows that Pittsburgers will pay
to see a worthy performance of this kind; just
as they will not pay to see the tawdry second
hand affairs which the Klralfys and others
have been foolish enough to bring here. If
Manager Henderson keeps up the liberal policy
shown in his presentation of "The Silver Slip
per" he will command a steady patronage for
every dramatic ventnre which bears bis name.
Judging from the expressions of opinion
that very many women have favored me with,
orally and by mail, it would be just as well if
Little Tich were dropped out of "The Crystal
Slipper." He is not necessary, and a great
many people think his appearance is disgust
ing. Perhaps the dime museum or the variety
stage is his proper place. Still, with a very
large part of the audience be is immensely
"Jim, the Penman," In the hands of a com
pany bearing the name of the Madison Sqnare
Theater, and that ot Manager Palmer, of
course will be well acted, but everyone will re
gret that Miss Ada Dyas is not to be seen here
once more m tho character which she played
with such wondertui ability last year. Miss
May Brooklyn, who has a high reputation,
takes Miss Dyas' place. Traveling was too
much for Miss Dyas, and she was obliged to
leave the company about two months ago.
Of the others in the company, Mr. Whiting
and Mr. Ferguson are still upholding tbe char
acters of Jim the Penman and tbe detective,
respectively. Harry Eytingo is likely to be an
Improvement as the Baron, whom Mr. Ian Rob
ertson made so harsh and overdrawn last year.
Clarence Handyside is Charles Overton's suc
cessor in the part of Zovto fereival. In fact,
the company seems to be still remarkably
It Is some time since Pittsburg has seen Miss
Maddern, and it is to be hoped that they will
give her a very hearty greeting. She Is such a
plucky, orthodox little actress, contented in
her reliance upon her own gifts and hard work
to bring her the fame that other women upon
the stage have bought with beauty, alleged
social distinction 'and everything, almost, ex
cept brains and industry.
In the West sbe has a much bigger reputa
tion than Pittsburg dreams of, but the day
must surely come when tbe most brilliant
young woman upon the legitimate stage will
climb into the place that is rightly hers.
Here is Mr. A C Wheeler, on the recent
answer of Mr. Willie Winter to Mr. Bouclcault,
writing in the Dramatic Mtrrort
"It ever Mr. Winter issues from his retreat,it
is to take a weary and contemptuous glance at
the disgusting contemporaneousness of things
and turn up his nose at democracy. His elabor
ate and elegant essays on the-stage are tnnef ul,
but it is the tunefulness of Palestrina, not of
tbe period. The thin and piping quality of his
manliness relegates him to the Past. A lean
and slippered sensibility makes, him unfit to
ucm wiui me virility ox me now.
'He advises actors to do the sunn-.'It man
impair their usefulness by wounding their
sensibilities and grieving their hearts, to read
that which is disagreeable.'
"This is the epicureanism of dotage.
"Actors who mean business have got to have
their hearts grieved. They must toughen
themselves to the fight, if they would wia it. It
is by the attrition with men who do not think
as ypn do tbat character is evolved.
'To be put away in pink cotton with a copy
of Goldsmith under your head, may be very
pretty to tho readers of Harper's Weekly
round the rural evening lamp. But to know
and to do and to succeed one must take, as
well as give, blows, and that reminds me to say
that the exact difference between Bouclcault
and Winter is simply tbe difference between
puling pangs and well healed scars."
Mr. Wheeler does not mince matters, but
when a man gets into such a condition as Mr.
Winter has reached he needs sharp correction.
Pittsburg is to have one of the twentieth annl
versarv series of monster musical festivals, to
be conducted by Mr. P. S. Gllmore in the
largest cities ot America, this spring, in com
memoration of his great Boston Jubilee. It will
be a genuine jubilee in its character and magni
tude, swelled In grandeur by the greatest of all
bands, a number of the most noted vocal celeb
rities, such as Campanlnl, Del Puente, Myron
Whitney, Signorina De Vere, the latest Italian
soprano, who stands on a plane with Parti.
Jenny Llnd and Gerster; the most charming
American soprano, Mme. Blanche Stone-Barton,
the charming American contralto Miss
Helen Dudley Camp Bell, and the dashing
Swedish tenor, de Danckwardt, from the Rovai
Opera, Copenhagen. '
The character of the music will be grand
patriotic and popular, and in some of the num
bers enlivened by the beating of anvils and
firing of artillery, with the same wonderful ac
curacy which astonished the world at tbe Bos
ton jubilees. Gilmorewill be the hero of the
present hour, as he was of the jubilee times at
the close of the war.
The festival will take place in the Battery B
Armory (late Fifth Avenue Music Hall) Thurs.
dayMay 2. There will be two performances.
This Week's Attractions.
That strong melo-drama, "Hoodman
Blind," will be seen at Harris' Theater. The
plot ot this drama is as follows: "In Hark
LenarSi house, Abbott's Creslow, England,
Frederick Xjtndon is dying, after journeying
from Canada to find bis daughter Nance
Teulett, whom he has not seen since infancy.
Thinking Lendon dead Lezaard and his part
ner Kridge burn his will and appropriate his
money. Recovering consciousness, Lendon
tees their villainy, and makes a desperate
effort to wrest bis pacers from them, when he
is seized by JJezzard and choked to death.
Jack Teulett, his wife J(anec, and their child
Jive at Green Rlddy, the old Yeulett home
stead, where the wedding party of Ben Chtb
blet and Pollv Swirrvp has called. After their
departure, Lezzard, who has been the guardian
of and In love with Nance since girlhood, comes
to Green Rlddy under the guise of friendship
for Jack, when in reality he Is In league with
his partner Kridge to ' foreclose their
mortgage on the Yeulett homestead, hoping
thereby To reduce Jack and Nance to such
extteme'penury tbat she will accept his secret
love as a means of escape from financial dis
tress. Lezzard, separated Jaet from his wife
Nance by an infamous trick, and the rest of
tbe play is devoted to the gradual revelation ot
this plotand the final punishment of thovil
lains. Among the senational scenes one of the
most moving shows tbe Thames by moonlight
Jack stands poised for the plunge to death,
when, phantom-like rushes by him a woman's
form, the next instant he sees it struggling in
the waters beneath. Desperation gives way to
heroism, he leaps Into the water and rescues
the drowning woman. She breathes, talks and
discloses her identity she Is Jets Lendon, an
unknown sister of Nance's. She recognizes
Jack, And tells the trick that Lezzard played;
Jack is reeonciled to Nance, and, all tbe villains
come to grief."
Miss'Minntjc Maddern is at this moment
an Interesting feature in tbe theatrical vista,
and her engagement for the current week at
the Grand Opera House promises to possess
peculiar interest for the general public, and
more especially for the discriminating portion
thereof. Miss Maddern is said to practically
Illustrate the idea embodied In the term, "a
charming personality." She 1st not a society
experimentalist nor a stage beauty, so called.
Her critics have with singular accord pro
nounced her both talented and fascinating.
With her own sex she Is extremely popular, in
dicating that she possesses the power to reflect
their moods and sentiments truthfully. Com.
manding attention at a period when tbe stage
is crowded with tbe genius of acrobatic tom
foolery and idiotio revelry, her sincere, heart
felt work in depicting peculiar types of woman
hood indicates the possession of talents ex
ceptionally great. Her line of acting is quite
out ot the common, for she Is neither distinc
tively a sjubrette nor an emotional artist, but
5 resents a combination of these two widely
ifiering classifications, and for which no more
adequate definition is available than the
French term of ingenue. Miss Maddern will
be seen In "Caprice" for tbe first half of tbe
week, and for the latter in Steele Mackaye's
powerful society drama, "In Spite of All,"'
which she originally played at the Lyceum
Theater, New York. Upon the conclusion of
her engagement In Pittsburg Miss Madder j
goes to the Madison Square Theater to present
a new Creation, "Featherbrain."
On Monday, for the second and It Is said the
last time, the great drama, "Jim, the Penman,"
will be presented at the Bijou Theater by the
Madison Square Theater Company. The com
pany includes tbe following: Joseph Whitney,
W. J. Ferguson, Harry Eytinge, Hardy Ver
non, J. B. Hollls, Clarence Handyside, W. H.
Pope, Lysander Thompson, John Flndlay,
Miss May Brooklyn, Miss Nellie Whiting, Miss
VidaCroly and Miss Evelyn Campbell. The
company could hardly be better. "Jim, the
Penman," is undoubtedly a great play. It is
strong in conception, In situation and execu
tion. Its action springs from natural causes,
and each act is the natural outcome of its pre
decessor. The chain of evidence which closes
about tbe fashionable forger is unwittingly
wrought by his own hand, and It crushes him
with a power as relentless, as inexorable as
fate itself. It is comprised of a series of inci
dents brought into life by the inadvertence
(plausible enough even when the act of so
clever a scoundrel) of the central figure. The
scenery and Betting of the stage will again be
At the Academy of Music will appear this
week Joseph J. Dowling and Sadie Hasson in
"Nobody's Claim." The play deals with life in
the mining regions of tbe far West, and it
gives the popular and clever actors ample op
portunities for a display ot their abilities. The
emotional portions of the play are powerful
and thrilling, and tbe realistic effects intro
duced enhance the performance greatly. Dowl
ing and Sadie Hasson are decided favorites
here, and in "Nobody's Claim" they have won
The benefit for the Exposition fund, which
is to take place on Friday afternoon next,
promises to be a great success. The advance
sale of seats is already large. It will be a great
programme. An act from "Jim, the Penman"
thehest act an act from "In Spite of All,"
with Miss Maddern In a charming part; an act
from "Nobody's Claim," and several local art
ists will fill in the interludes. Aside from the
fact tbat the. Exposition is to be benefited by
it, the performance will be artistically most
At the Casino Museum this week the Great
Eastern Specialty Company will appear. It In
cludes a number of first-class people, such as
Pauline Ames, Healy and Saunders, Henry
Lohman and btbers. There are also a number
of new features in the Curio Hall, beaded by
the Baby Venus. This house is open from 10
A. ST. to 10 p. ir.
Echoes of tbe Stage.
Creston Clarke was prostrated with the
popular tonsilitls at Milwaukee, Wis., on Tues
day last Mr. Clarke was compelled to close
the season, and tbe company disbanded in Mil
waukee. The season, as booked, Included 16
more towns, which have been canceled.
There seems tobo an extensively entertained
fear lest Richard Mansfield should get his
head swelled oyer the success of his London
production of "Richard IIL" The fear is
groundless. Mansfield's head was so big when
he left America that further enlargement is
Arrangements were concluded last week
by which Richard Mansfield returns to this
country in November, or a season of 30 weeks,
opening at the Union Square Theater, New
York, on November 11. In "Richard ITX," for 8
weeks. Gloster will be the only play produced
during the season. ,
The Nashville Banner tells us that the Annie
Pixley company lost "Bennie," their perform
ing dog, it a Memphis theater recently. The
animal went through his act of lying on a sofa
for some minutes, and then walked behind the
Bcenes, curled up and died. This item contains
one of the most unkind reflections on Memphis
audiences that we have yet seen.
"Robert Elsmere," which received its
premier last week in Connecticut, will be seen
on April 22 at the Union Square Theater, New
York City, where it will be put on for a run.
Helen Barry's engagement is but four weeks.
After "Robert Elsmere" comes a new opera,
then anew comedy, after which a summer sea
son of high class vaudeville performances.
The London correspondent of the Mirror
says of Mansfield's production of"Rlchard HI."
in London: Qf course some allowance must be
made for the nervousness inevitable on so try
ing an occasion a nervousness so trying in
Mansfield at an early part of tbe play that he
shied his b:g prayer book into the orchestra
and nearly killed a fiddler with it. I feel sure
that when this nervousness ba&Worn oil and
Mansfield comes to calmly review the situation
he will improve considerably.
THE Chicago indicator contains this note:
"The lithographs of Pauline L'AUemand dis
played about town this week represent her as a
masculine woman of advanced years with a
tendency to insanity. She has sufficient
ground for damages." Miss L'AUemand has
'probably become accustomed to little things of
this kind. A New York paper recently, being
short of an illustrated heading for an article on
a popular actress, ran in a Before Using cut
from the advertisement of a popular cosmetic.
The cast ot "Robert Elsmere," which is
threatening the the .country, is as follows:
Catherine Elsmere, Dorothy Dorr; Hose, Effle
M. Shannon; Hugh Flaxman, Walter Crane
Robert EUmere, E. H. Vanderfelt: Edward
Langham, John T. Bulllvan; Mr. Neiocomb, W,
H. Thompson; Jlfr. Wynnsiay, C. A Valentine.
May Robson and Kate Denin Wilson alio had
important roles. Charles Frohman andH. A.
Rockwood are the managers. It will bo no
ticed that Dorothy Dorr, who was so sadly out
of place in "The Possible Case," is one of tbe
principal offenders in this awful affair. Her
gloomy air and sepulchral voice should suit the
character of Catherine Elsmere charmingly.
The drama is said to be nothing but dreary
talk. The novel has been strictly followed ev
idently In the forging of the play.
Contracts were signed Jast week for the
production at the Madison Square Theater,
commencing on May 6, for a run of "Feather
brain,' with Minnie Maddern in the title role.
The play will be specially gotten up, with a
cast tboroug hly suited to the peculiar parts re
quired, "Featherbrain" ran an entire season
in Paris-a year ago, and for six monthSStthe
Criterion Theater in Iondon, after which It
was successfully produced at the Boston Mu
seum. Last season It was to have been given
at tbe Lyceum Theater, but tbe success of "The
Wife" prevented, although the company was
thoroughly rehearsed, the scenery built and
the wardrobe secured. The production will be
given at the Madison Square Theater under
the direction of Arthur E. Miller, Minnie Mad
dern's manager, and Charles Frohman.
A ONE-ACT comedietta lnEngllsh, made by
Brander Matthews from tbe French of R.
Dreyfus, and called "The Silent System," was
acted for the first time in New York City, ten
days ago. The night's performance was for M.
Coquelin's benefit, and he had the assistance
of Mrs. Agnes Booth in the comedietta. There
was much curiosity to see how the French
comedian would acquit himself in English, and
there was great merriment when it was dis
covered that he played only in good French
that is, with shrugs of his shoulders and tbe
most comical of grimaces. Tbe sole motive of
the piece is the voluble complaining of a young
wife whose husband returns late from his club
or a college dinner, and who pursues him from
. pillar to post with reproaches. The husband
refuses to say a word, and thereby adds fuel to.
the flames. Finally, he draws from his pocket
a diamond bracelet and silently tenders it as a
peace offering, with magic effect. Mrs. Booth's
efforts were rewarded with a constant rippling
ot merriment tbat now and then grew into
hearty laughter. The bracelet tendered by the
husband to the wife was a genuine gift offered
"by M. Coquelin to Mrs. Booth. It was In
scribed: "C Coquelin, Agnes Booth; The
Silent System,1 March 25."
MEN WHO FDUBHT. .
JHB NATIONAL EHOAMPUEST. '
The Chamber of Commereo Will Gnnrantee
the Funds for Holdlncitln Plttabnrc
Commissioner Tanner Some Interesting
The Grand ArmyDay Committee held a
meeting yesterday afternoon in Council
chambers, A. P. Burchfield presiding, and
H. H. Bengough as Secretary. Ihe special
committee appointed to draft an address to
the Chamber of Commerce reported that the
dnty had been performed, and a reply from
the Chamber received as follows:
TheChamber of Commerce acknowledges
the receipt of yonr communication requesting
it to indorse the invitation of the G. A. R. to
hold their annual National Encampment of
lS901n Pittsburg, and with others guarantee
the necessary funds, and begs leave to reply
that it fully appreciates the honor and benefit
of such a meeting, but is unable to make such
a guarantee as would necessarily be re
quired. After an exhaustive discussion as to the fea
slblllty of extending the Invitation to the Na
tional Encampment, by Messrs. Burchfield,
Sample, Patterson, Jennings, Duvall, Lumbert.
Bengongh and others, a motion prevailed that
the special committee be continued and in
structed to arrange for a mass meeting of the
business men of the community, to whom will
be referred tbe discussion as to whether the in
vitation shall be extended or not. An Informal
talk was indulged in over the action of Gover
nor Beaver with Bill No. 6, a letter from him
explanatory of bis action thereon being read
by the secretary, which failed, however, to sat
isfy the members of tbe committee wbo pur
pose taking steps to have the matter bronght
up for discussion at a mass meeting soon to be
called of old soldiers.
Interesting Official Records.
Part first of volume 23, "War of the Rebel
lion Records," is just out. It refers to opera
tions in Kentucky, parts of Tennessee, Ala
bama and West Virginia; also Morgan's raid
and capture in Ohio. The period covered is from
January 21 to August 10, 1863. The volume is
a very interesting one, especially to those who
served in the Seventy-seventh. Seventy-eighth
and Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania regiments;
also to members of tbe Fifty-fourth to Fifty
eighth (inclnsive) regiments of Pennsylvania
militia. These last went down the Ohio, under
command of General W. T. H. Brooks, then
commander of the Department of tbe Monon
gahela. These reports are becoming more in
teresting with each issue, and are very much
sought after. It is probable the next volume
will have tbe reports relating to Gettysburg.
The matter in future volumes will be prepared
under tbe direction of Lieutenant Colonel
Henry M. Lazelle, of the Twenty-third United
The Philadelphia Press urges very strongly
that Colonel John P. Nicholson, of that city, be
added to tbe force having'in charge the prepa
ration of matter for the "Rebellion Records."
Colonel Nicholson has collected the most com
plete private war library in the country. He is
known as the American editor of the Comte de
Paris' "History of the Civil War." The editors
of tbe Century war series and the late Colonel
Scott found his acquaintance with historical
details of invaluable assistance. He is Re
corder of the Loyal Legion, and, by appoint
ment of Governor Beaver, on6 of the commis
sion to supervise the erection of monuments by
Pennsylvania commands at Gettysburg.
Colonel Nicholson's energy and well-known fit
ness would materially overcome the impatience
of the survivors of the late war oyer the slow
ness with which these volumes are being
Next to President Harrison there is perhaps
no busier official in Washington at the present
time than Corporal James Tanner, the new
Commissioner of Pensions. He has almost en
tirely familiarized himself with the routine of
his office. His personal attention to details
gives promise of the best results of his adminis
tration so far as the old soldier Is concerned.
He says the apothecary scales, for weighing
evidence, have been abolished from the office.
Corporal Tanner's acquaintance with maimed
veterans everywhere and his own wounds have
given him a knowledge of the practical appli
cation of pension laws possessed by probably
no other who might have been appointed to his
Sosition. Tbe tact that be is a member of the
atlonal Pension Committee. G. A. R, and
has taken part in much of the pension discus
sion tbat has taken place since the close of the
war, adds greatly to his fitness. As he was
"only a corporal" the enlisted men will have a
sure friend to their interests in him.
Dedication of Monuments.
Everything relating to the Gettysburg cam
paign is being eagerly gathered together by
those chosen to deliver addresses on the dedi
cation of monuments on the 21st of next month,
Pennsylvania Day. It is expected fnany import
ant facts will then be made public for the first
time, drawn from the personal recollection and
frivate memoranda of those who participated,
t is to be regretted that not all the 84 monu
ments of Pennsylvania commands will have
been completed by tbat time. Tbe arrange
ments for the 22nd of May have not been en
tirely completed, but so far there is indica
tion tbat everything will be in keeping with the
importance of tbe day to Pennsylvanlans.
G. A. R Notes.
There are too many veterans in almshouses.
Ttventt-foob years on Tnesday since Lee's
- Post No. J84 has been established at West
Franklin, Bradford county.
During the late Civil War 267 Union soldiers
were executed for desertion.
Comrade R. R. Brtson is an applicant for
tbe position of Postmaster at Tarentum.
On the anniversary of the surrender of Lee,
Tuesday, the 9th. Post 151 will hold appropriate
Recently there have been many applica
tions for membership In the Military Order of
the Loyal Legion.
Past Department Commander Gobin
will deliver tbe address on Memorial Day for
Post SI, Philadelphia.
The Illinois Senate has passed tbe bill ap-
Eroprlating $50,000 to build a monument to
leneral Logan at Chicago.
Captain Thomas W. Baker can now ba
found at his headquarters, the Board of Health
office. No. 7 Seventh street.
Post 236 will have an open meeting on Tues
day evening next. John B. Lambie, of Post 3,
will be the orator of the evening.
Gen. Benjamin F. Tract, Secretary of the
Navy, has been elected an associate member of
Naval Post No. 400, of Philadelphia.
National Commander of the N. V. L,,
A L, Pearson, Is expected to return home to
morrow from Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis,
The Legislature of Ohio has appropriated
85,000 for a monument over tbe graves of the
eight Andrews raiders, executed at Atlanta,
Ga., in 1862.
A larqe number of old soldiers in this
locality who 'made grand records during tbe
days ot lS61-'65 are still outside the G. A B,
They are wanted, needed inside. Come.
James M. Clare, recently appointed post
master at New Castle, Fa., was a captain In
tbe One Hundred and. Thirty-fourth Pennsyl
vania Volunteers, CoIonel.Quay's regiment.
Comrade David M. Watt on Thursday
last celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of
his connection with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
He is now superintendent of the Monongahela
General Lyon Post No. 44, of East Liv
erpool, 0 will celebrate the anniversary of
the surrender of Lee, Tnesday evening, with a
grand beanbake. The Post expects to eclipse
all its previous affairs of this kind on this occa
sion. One of the most attractive entertainments to
be given tbe Grand Army delegates and other
visitors daring tbe NatlonaJ Encampment
week next August, will be a realistic naval bat
tle on Lake Michigan in front of Milwaukee,
The military drama of the "Fall ot Atlanta"
is now being, rehearsed under the direction of
Post 88 and will he produced during the week
beginning April 157 at the Pittsburg Open
-sot 'X ..T- if mt
House. The proceeds are to be devoted to the
charity fund ot the Post.
Post 3 desires tbe photographs of deceased
members of tbe post. Relatives or friends wbo
may have such will confer a special favor by
sending them to Adjutant William H. Lam
bert It Is Intended to arrange these in groups
for preservation among the records of the
Comrades who expect to attend the next
National Encampment at Milwaukee, if tbey
bare not already arranged for quarters, can
communicate with Colonel C. K. Pier. Secre
tary of tbe Executive Council, who has the
reputation of being tbe right man in the right
RPor 259 will have an interesting time next
Tuesday evenihg In their new rooms over the
Pittsburg Gas Office. The musio will bo by the
Apollo Quintette Club A feature of the exer
cises wifl ba the address ot Prof .Matthew B.
Riddle, of the Presbyterian Theological Semi
nary. The comrades of Meade Post No. I. Phila
delphia, will greatly miss David P, Weaver,
adjutant of the post for ft number of years.
He died last week, and was burled by the post
with appropriate ceremony. During the war
Major weaver was a member of Colonel Peter
Lyle's Ninetieth Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Encampment No. 1, Union Veteran Legion,
will hold their first meeting In their new hall,
over the Pittsburg Oas Office; to-morrow even
ing, A large attendance of the comrades Is
expected, The "opening" meeting will be
held soon, when a royal time will be had. Tbe
ball will be one ot the handsomest In the two
S. H Charlton, member of Post 3, who
met with a serious accident at Montgomery,
Ala., while on official duty there for the
Chronicle Telegraph, arrived in the olty last
Tuesday evening at 9:10 o'clock; and was taken
to his home in the East End, where he will be
pleased to see his comrades. He will likely be
confined there for some weeks.
"The. old soldiers of Lawrence county will
hold an afternoon and evening meeting in tho
Opera House In New Castle next Tuesday, tbe
anniversary of tbe surrender at Appomattox.
An appropriate programme has been arranged
for. Captain J. H. Cooper will be MarsbaTof
tbe parade, and Rev. N. H. Holmes will pre
side at the meetings. Major E, A Morftootb,
of this city, will deliver the principal address.
There is considerable feeling hereabouts on
account of tbe penal clause In the soldiers' pre
ferment bill being struck out by the Legisla
ture.on the suggestion of the Governor that that
feature was unconstitutional. As it now stands,
the bill is merely an expression of opinion. A
number of pointedly written letters have been
sent to Harrisburg during the past week, but
without avail. This emasculation will not be
Recent reports show a highly encouraging
condition of the Order of Sons of Veterans.
In general orders No. 7 Commander-in Chief
Warner calls tbe attention of comrades of the
G. AR.to the organization, requesting them
to aid and encourage tbe institution of Camps,
The differences heretofore existing between
the "Camp" and "Post" systems are in a fair
way of being entirely harmonized. The best
spirit is apparent everywhere
GenebaIi Orders No. 7 have been issued
by Commander in Chief Warner, giving an
nouncements of stall appointments and con
taining important recommendations in refer
ence to the annual inspections. These last are
expected to take place during April and May.
Commander Warner urges tbat tbe Inspections
be made promptly and thoroughly, that the
Twenty-third National Encampment may have
the benefit of the consolidated reports.
There is continued activity in adding to tbe
membership of tbe G. A R. in this part of
Pennsylvania. A friendly rivalry has opened
up between posts which cannot but result In
substantial good to all concerned. Depart
ment Commander Stewart is bending bis every
energy in the direction of increasing tbe num
ber of members in the Banner Department.
It will not be his fault should the department
fall behind Ohio this year. Tbe enthusiasm In
the Department ot Ohio exceeds all former
years. If the comrades of Pennsylvania will
but put forth an ordinary effort they may con
tinue to lead tbe van in the O.A.H. member
ship. Will theyt
THE NATIONAL GUARD.
Why the Washington Infantry Won't Join
the Eighteenth Regiment.
To the Military Editor of the Dispatch.
1 Dear Sib In your columns a few weeks
ago you stated tbat there was some proba
bility of the Washington Infantry joining
the Eighteenth Begiment as a company of
tbe National Guard. This is a mistake. The
Washington Infantry, as it is at present con
stituted, still has a few members left who have
not forgotten their grievances that were not
adjusted at the time they left the guard. It
was proposed to take the company name from
themfwhlch was tbe bottom of the whole
trouble. While in the guard and attached to
the Nineteenth Regiment (Colonel Hartley
Howard) they were recognized as "Washing
ton Infantry Company A, Nineteenth Regi
ment." Adjutant General Latta refused at
the reorganization In lbTS to permit the com
pany name to be retained in addition to tbe
regimental letter, consequently the officers re
signed and the company was disbanded as far
as the State was officially concerned, and the
State did not even pay tbe company their last
year's appropriation, which was as justly
earned by the W. L as any of the rest.
The writer recently saw the commission
issued to Captain McFarland in the three
months service and it reads "Captain of Com
pany F, Washington Infantry." This was the
"old Thirteenth," but the number of tbe regi
ment do3 not appear in the commission. The
present membership of tbe Washington In
lantry, who have Joined in the last 11 years, did
so with the understanding that tbey were join
ing an independent chartered company, their
Surpose being to learn the art of war and the
rill and discipline of tbe citizen soldier with
out being required to do the compulsory State
routine duties. Governor Beaverand Adjutant
General Hastings did certainly not pave the
way very smooth to induce the infantry to go
into the guard by refusing to furnish trans,
portation to Washington to the inauguration,
seemingly forgetting that the State isJndebted
to the company $700 and interest from 1878,
which cannot be collected because of a tech
nicality. The Washington Infantry is to-day a
distinctively Pittsburg organization. Long
may sh6 wave. Veteran.
Captain Charles Roessino has the sym
pathy of his many friends for the loss of hi3
only sister, who wa buried from her residence
on Ross street last Friday.
Adjutant General Dbtjm, for so many
years filling the prominent position he now
holds in the regular army. Is to be placed on the
retired list next month. He has some inten
tion of making Pittsburg bis permanent resi
dence after he is once more a private citizen.
Judge Stowe, of this city, who has been
visiting friends .at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.,
brings homo with him a number of very pretty
photographs of military life in the west.
Among them are the morning guard mount,
J. R. JNTDERSON,
At 138 Federal Street, Allegheny.
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AT A POSITIVE
Consisting of SILKS, VELVETS, SHAWLS, UNDER
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THEY MUST GO.
SLAUGHTER PRICES wilUdo it Sale to Commence
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marked down, as it is bought in bulk, 'J
dress parade, seeeee at tbe otRcers quarters'
aad many other views of an interesting nature.
FTRST LlETJTENASrr HORACE E. LOWRT,
of Company E, Eighteenth Regiment, has' been
yiag at the point of death during the past week
from an attack of pneumonia, resulting from
exposure at Washington last month. Captain
R. W. A. Simmons, of the same regiment, who
has been seriously ill rroifl the same cause, is
reported as slightly Improved.
Captain D. L. Croit. of the United States
army, wbo was supposed to have been sand
bagged and robbed in this city several weeks
ago, has been placed in tbe St Elizabeth In
sane Asylum at Washington. D. C. He will be
ordered before the examining board for retire
ment shortly. He weighs over 300 pounds and
originally came from this end of the State.
Thi West Point Cadets are to he in the
parade in New York City on the 30th. They
always attract attention and favorable com
ment from the public. A number of them in
Washington were thus described: "They
seemed to be covered with buttons and so
tightly laced and walked so straight, that a
ramrod looked puffy and humpbacked besldo
The Eighteenth Regiment will attend divine
services next Sunday in a body. A conTenieni
church in the central portion of the city has
been secured and tbe chaplain of the regiment.
Rev. J. J. Milligan, of Allegheny, will conduct
the services. The members will be in uniform,
bnt no music will be used, as it is desired to at
tract as little attention, while on the streets, as
possible. The habit of military organizations
attending divine services Hveral times a 'year
has been inaugurated In the East with great
success, and the Eighteenth is the first regi
ment in this end of the State to "try religion."
APZCDTJARlTTofthe parade hi New York
City on the 80th will be that all the Assistant
Marshals of the military display will be direct
descendants of tbe Marshals wbo acted at the
inauguration of General Washington 100 years
before. General Scbofield has formally as
sumed charge of, the arrangements, and has ap
pointed Captain S. E. Blunt, of the United
States Army, his Chief of Staff. The New
Yorkers are going down into tbeir pockets
quite liberally, and it Is understood that one of
the main incentives to this little i-ztravagance
la a strong desire to have the celebration, if
possible, overtop the display made by the
Philadelphians 13 months ago. Trom present
indications their desires will be accomplished.
The announcement, by a telegram from Ad
jutant General Hastings, that arrangements
have been completed by which the entire guard
of the State would be sent to New York on the
30th of tbe month, to take part in the big cen
tennial parade on that day, was received in this
city on Friday. It is a question, however,
whether the news of tbe prospective trip
brought any joy to the heart of the "warrior
boWor not. Tbat charming little excursion
to Washington, several weeks ago. certainly
put a very large damper on the military ardor
of the gushing youth? who wear the blue, and
the prospects of the local regiments taking full
companies to tbe metropolis are decidedly slim.
Both the Fourteenth and Eighteenth will go,
however, the officers of the latter organization
having so decided at a meeting held lastnight.
Manx of the older members of tbe National
Guard in this city, who attended the Centen
nial celebration in Yorktown in 1882, will re
member the dapper little Colonel who'had com
mand of the French military battalions that
took part in the parade. France sent over
several of her finest organizations to assist the
sister Repuolio in making the display that
year, and sent an officer In command of them
that has lately bad bis name most prominently
before the eyes ot the world. That quiet,
little Colonel has since become General Bou
langer.. While he attracted but little more
than a passing notice at the time, had it been
known tbat in so few short years he would
hare ascended in such a meteoric manner to
the Presidency of a great Republic, and in tha
twinkling of an eye dropped into exile, it is
barely possible tbat we would have taken a
second look at this late edition of Napoleon.
Company I, of McKeesport, certainly takes
the lead for being the most enterprising mili
tary organization in this vicinity. The com
pany is nof only In a prosperous condition as to
members and State property, but has also a
nice fat bank account. Tb e latest move am ong
members ot the company Is the formation of a
business enterprise, known as the McKeesport
Investment Company, to be chartered by the
State, and the shares of stock to be held by
members of the military organization ex
cluslvely. The object of the business arrange
ment is to look after tbe funds of the concern,
and see that they are Invested in a paying man
ner. The rink building has been leased for a
term of years at $100 per annum, and will be
let out for different purposes, thus bringing in
a nice income. Captain .Coon certainly de
serves great credit for the excellent manner In
which he has handled the company since he
took hold of it.
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