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THE CAFE CONCERTS.
Prominent Feature of the Paris
ian's List of Amusements.
FBEE AND EAST ENTERTAINMENTS
Where the Audiences Smoke, Drink and
Join in the Chorus.
PEETri pTS OP THE PAEIS POPULACE
rCOEREEPOXDKSCI Or THE DISrATCH.I
Pakis, March 20. Cafe concerts in the
French capital are 'places of amusement
where there is usually a lot of fun going on,
and where at cheap prices we can enjoy a
certain sort of variety entertainment 'while
smoking cigars and cigarettes and drinking
whatever we choose to order. The Eden
Theater and the Folies Bercere are not cafe
concerts, but the Scala, Eldorado, Ambassa
deurs, L'Horloge and Alcazar d'Ete are, as
are also a few other places which might be
mentioned. Each season, almost each
month, notices the increasing competition
of these popular shows with the more legiti
mate houses. The oldest of them all is the
Eldorado, as it is one of the best, sharing
first honor with the Scala in the winter
montns, both giving way, however, in
summer to Ducarre's popular resort in the
It is well to note the fact that the success
of the concert hall is largely due to the
freedom which it oners to all who enter. "We
may sit, stand, drink or smoke without be
ing obliged to listen attentively, and indeed
at these performances, artistes and Audience
are soon on an agreeable footing, the one
leading and encouraging the other to chorus,
in an ont-of-tnne recklessness that may be
discordant, but is really enjoyable. Nothing
mnch is needed to establish good feeling be
tween those -who pay and those who sing,
and this intimacy ripens into a popularity
that is likely to prove as lasting as was that
of the great Machin, the first comio singer
the boulevards ever knew.
TJ2TDEB THE BOSS.
Of course a certain portion of the public
goto these places "under the rose," and yet
it is not at all uncommon for high-toned
folks to invite these same artistes to sing at
their honses the very evening when a famons
actor is reciting monologues, or selections
from Moliere and Shakespeare, and cer
tainly articles devoted to divettes and
cabots are eagerly read with curiosity by
The importance which cafe concerts have
acquired is quite surprising. There used to
be street singers, M. et Mme. Sans-Chagrin,
who sang while dressed in colored prints
and a patched gaberdine, but they disap
peared (along with the road-side public
houses, when the making of the broad ave
nues that now traverse the city did away
with narrow courts). "hen in 1840 the
Sans-Chagrin took refuge in the Champs
Elysees, where thev gave open-air concerts,
a local impressario engaged them and ar
ranged the business so that (he poor things
were no longer free to follow their own
sweet wjlL A stage was put up, on which
men and women sang romantic songs, or
made broad jokes under the very noses tif
the police, and after each "turn" the artiste
came down plate in hand to make a collec
tion, this being their only remuneration.
JL POLITICAL MOVE.
During the empire, although comfortable,
well-managed halls had taken the place of
the temporary stages of the Champs Elysees,
the censor forbade the managers to set up
6cenery, to act plays or to dress their artistes
otherwise than as men and women of every
day life, even wigs being interdicted, as
were also the wearing of pantaloons by
women. It was not until 1867 that these
concerts were emancipated, and it happened
in an unexpected manner.
M. Camille Doucet, the censor who was
men exercising strict surveillance on estab
lishments where plays of three to fire acts
were being performed, determined that the
Eldorado should benefit by an act of clem
ency. This house had recently lost its
brightest star, Mme. Suzanne Lagier, and
the manager was advised to fill the vacancy
by encaging Mme. Cornelie, of the Comedie
Francaise. Though this was a complete
overturning of traditions, of which Camille
Doucet had never dreamt, he approved of
it, and Cornelie made her debut in full
evening dress with selections from the
"Songe d'Athalie." Soon after this the
manager was at liberty to act "chef
d'oeeuvres" to the gavroches, his actors and
actresses were permitted to dress in suitable
costumes, and from that date the success of
the Eldorado was assured. Then eight or
ten .rival establishments started up with
troupes of young and pretty girls, who con
tributed materially toward cheapening
places of amusement, and presently the
nublic were hearing Theresa. Thin .fnrti
Marie Sasse, Michot, Verquet and Berthe
lier. AEOUSIKO PATEIOTISM.
After the war, cafe concerts again as
sumed a new aspect. The nation had suf
fered severely in that terrible year, and
their detestation of the conquerors fonnd ex
pression in patriotic songs which roused
great enthusiasm. Theresa re-apDeared;
Mme. Amiata sang "Le Clairon"; the name
of Alsace was on evervjone's tongue, and
military refrains, which how seem vulgar
and hackneyed, raised a tempest of bravos,
the audience clapping their hands and
almost bringing the honse down with their
heavy stamping. Those days of patriotic
songs are over, and critics complain severely
of the stupid things that have taken their
In spite of the facilities for gaining a
fleeting popularity artistes in cafe concerts
are not a very talented lot, but they do not
deserve to be too severely criticised. Girls
of 16, who are too idle "to sew, and think
they possess a voice, goto the Eldorado or
the Scala, and see the audience, after a
witty sally from some gaily dressed artiste,
throw bouquets on the stage; this seduces
them, and they too will be singers. At the
door of their workroom is a notice "wanted,
young girls to be trained as singers." One
of them applies to an agency, and very soon
is permitted to take her first lesson. This
costs 3 cents, and once heard, the future
stars are classified into sentimental, comic,
peasant girl, or patriotic, according to their
abilities and appearance. In another part
of the room another pupil is singing alone,
studying and copying carefully the move
ments of the throat, and the tired gestures
of the old cabot who calls her "stupid,"
pinches her, and charges her 5 cents for the
lesson. In either case it is only necessary
for the girl to be able to repeat her part and
she is at once an "artiste."
TTOBKING HEB WAT TJP.
Generally the agencies place their be
ginners in the provinces, in the cafe con
certs of garrison towns, where they make a
collection after each morceau; bat such an
engagement is not a very brilliant one. If
Paulus gets 300 lrancs a dav, and Mme.
Bonnaire 150, poor Zed or Mile. Egreg are
paid for their debuts only 6 francs an even
ing in the "genre" comic or sentiment and
the engagement is only binding on one
side, for the manager may discharge her
that same evening or whenever it pleases
"Whenever one of the country singers
shows particular brilliancy, she tries by the
help ot a journalist, or actor, or stage man
ager, to obtain an audition in Paris. These
hearings are given in the afternoon in a
gloomy hall, where the manager, with
collar turned up, and hands in his pockets,
stands near the accompanist, while in the
boxes a whispered conversation about the
Toice of the debutante is carried on. The
girl trembles all over, and it is really piti
ful to see this shadow of a woman trying to
make her voice pierce the darkness around
A PABISIAJT DEBUT.
"Well, we will suppose she Is accepted.
The evening for her debut arrives; she
.goei to the theater and finds no dressing
room, or at least only an apology for one.
As a rule, she has to take off her street
clothes and put on her costume in the pres
ence of several other girls in a damp,
moldy place, with bare stone walls adorned
with indecent expressions. Last of all. she
dons her 'gloves, that have been whitened
with pipe clay, and when her turn comes
goes on to sing her couplet. Presently
there is a passage which she thinks should
be emphasized wtth an energetic gesture, so
she places her hand over her heart, and
when she removes it, lol there is the white
imprint of thumb and fingers on the colored
corsage. The hall shrieks with laughter,
her comrades guy her from the side scenes
and the r.-se manager hastens to drop the
vuiuiiL. - vuju a uisasier.
Usually the public are in sympathy with
the performers, but not always, and some
times they have a way of cutting up a singer
with bantering interruptions. Most of us
have seen and heard a popular caricaturist
who often thus amuses himself. One evening
at the Scala a bearded baritone sang. "Je
voudrais etre petit oiseau," and directly af
terward came the words, "Je voudrais etre
BATTLING A SINGER.
Our friend, standing up on his chair, re
marked in a very loud voice, to the great
delight of everyone present:
"Pardon, Monsieur, little bird or officer
as you like, but you cannot be both. Come,
now, make your choice," and the singer dis
appeared, all broke up.
Another time this same funny man served
a girl a similar trick. She was singing "Je
chante bien quand il est la," but she was
doing it in a very falsetto voice, so he arose,
and bowing politely to the lett and to the
right ot him, remarked:
"After hearing what Mademioselle has
just said, I quite understand it is my duty
to go and find him."
As a rule, however, the audiences are
very indulgent, and give these artistes more
applause than they do groans and hisses,
and when one of them has got into the
good books of the troupe, especially of the
chief of the orchestra, a very important
individual who supplies little "bouibouis"
their music for 90 centimes daily, they gain,
good and bad years, a very fair living, be
sides seeing their name in print in the pro
grammes. Some few marry and make good
wives, others remain single, and all, O
supreme honorl may hope after death to
have their bust on their graves, as do mem
bers of the Institute. Henby Hatoib.
Opening on Monday.
Mr. Schoenthal, formerly and for many
years with Mr. M. H. Danziger, has estab
lished himself at 612 Penn avenue. Hotel
Anderson building, and will on Monday,
April 8, open one of the 'coziest stores in
Mr. Schoenthal will carrv a full line of
ladies' fine turnishings, making a specialty
of corsets, gloves, hosiery and underwear.
A special feature of the corset department
will be a convenient fitting room, affording
ladies an opportunity to try on before pur
chasing, avoiding the trouble and annoy
ance of exchanging. Ladies who wish can
have the corset fitted by an experiencedlady
fitter, in this manner obtaining the particu
lar corset best suited to the form. No abso
lutely cheap goods will be carried, but the
range of prices and qualities will be large
enough to satisfy the most economically in
clined. In gloves Mr. Schoenthal will carry a
full line for ladies, misses and children in
fine and medium grades only. Determined
to sell only snch goods as Mr. Schoenthal
can guarantee, he will ignore those grades
usually sold as bargains. The Hosiery De
partment will contain all the latest novel
ties in fancies and a complete lin'e of the
celebrated Onyx fast black. Mr. Scboen
thal's patrons will find low-priced goods in
his establishment, but no so-called cheap
In addition to the above items Mr. Schoen
thal will carry a full line of muslin and
fabric underwear, handkerchiefs, collars
and cuffs, ruchings, neckwear, jewelry, fans,
umbrellas, veilings and many other special
ties and novelties for ladies and children's
The grand opening of this store will take
place Monday, Tuesday and "Wednesday,
April 8, 9 and 10, and the ladies of Pitts
burg and Allegheny are Invited to give
Mr. Schoenthal a call.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of
the City Savings Bank of Pittsburg, held
Eriday," April 5, 1889, the following minute
was unanimously adopted:
The announcement of the sudden death of
James Callery, President of the City Sav
ings Bank, startled this community this
morning, and none received the sad intelli
gence with more profound sorrow than did
his fellow directors of this bank, which, as
director and President, he has served so
faithfully and efficiently for the past 18
"We, therefore, desire to place on record
some testimony, however bnef.of the regard
and esteem which many years of intimate
business intercourse have inspired in us,
and which will forever surround his mem
ory. "While his removal is. a loss, hardly re
parable to us in many ways, foremost of
these is the feeling of personal deprivation,
which at this moment lar exceeds all lesser
and more selfish sentiments. "We tender
our sympathies to his bereaved family and
will attend upon the last sad rites whereby
we can attest our appreciation of his worth;
and instruct this minute to be entered upon
the permanent records of the City
Savings Bank as the best means of perpetu
ating to our successors the memory of this
President to whose influence ami energy the
bank is so largely indebted.
P. Le Godxloit.
Chas. P. McKenna, Chairman,
Mr. H. J. Lynch, 438 and 440 Market
street, has now open for inspection at his
usual low prices, all the latest and most de
sirable novelties in French embroidered
robes, combination suits, Henriettas, foules,
English serges, all the newest shades,
cashmeres and fancy ' plaids, stripes and
Special valnes in black French cash
meres, and silk warp Henriettas.
Guinet's celebrated black cashmere silks
at 51, 51 25, 51 60 to 52 50 per yard; every
piece guaranteed to wear.
One hundred pieces of American dress
ginghams, new styles and fast colors, at 8
cents per yard.
New sateens, over 100 styles to select from,
at 12c, 15c and 25c per yard.
New parasqls and sun umbrellas, with
gold, silver and natural stick handles, from
51 to 55.
New lace curtains, spreads, napkins,
towels, table damasks, sheetings, hosiery,
gloresj underwear, corsets, laces and
flouncings at low prices.
Intending buyers will find it to their ad
vantage to examine his stock before pur
chasing. H. J. LYNCH,
tussu 438 and 440 Market street.
A choice line of handkerchiefs, collars
and cuffs, ruchings, veilings, umbrellas,
tans, jewelry and many specialties and nov
elties for ladies and children's wear. Come
to the grand opening to-morrow.
F. Schoenthal, 612 Penn ave.
Easter Creami, Eaiter Creams,
Jnst new. One of the daintiest and best
cakes made. Try a pound.
Thssu " S. S. Mabtut & Co.
IiACE department A .splendid assort
ment of flouncings in Chantilly and Span
ish guipure lace; entirely new designs in
drapery nets just opened.
MWJFSa Huotrs & Hacke.
A clergyman, after years ot suffering from
that loathsome disease, catarrh, vainly trying
every known remedy, at last found a recipe
which completely cured and saved him from
death. Any sufferer from this dreadful disease
sending self-addressed stamped envelops to
Prof. J. A. Lawrence, 88 Warren st, New York
City, will receive the recipe free of charge.
Mass all the belles that grace the hall.
Blonde or brunette, full-formed or slight,
And she, you'll find, transcends them all.
Whose teeth are the most pure and white
Whose toilet never knows the want,
Of the victorious Sozodont, wrsu
A MATCHMAKING MISS
How Amanda Grover, Spinster, Ac
quired a Great Eeputation as
AN EXPEET IN LOVE AFFAIRS.
The Origin of a Successful Matrimonial
Agency in a lankee Town
WHERE COUETSHIP WAS MADE E AS I
iwurrct ron thi dispatch.!
ISS AMANDA GRO-
VJSR, better known as
"Aunt 'Mandy," en
joyed the distinction of
being the most expert
match-maker in Saga-
wam Center, Mass. In
a community where
nearly all females be
tween the ages of 16
and 80 devoted more
time and attention to
this subject than to
anything else, save the
occupations by which
they gained their living.
such a reputation was by no
means easily acquired, nor devoid of
honor when established. Aunt Mandy had
fairly earned her position, and her matri
monial agency was one ot the recognized in
stitutions of the village. Her sister's hus
band, Dave Martin a big man with a boy
ish heart and a streak of humor running en
tirely through his system, from his funny
waddling legs up to the dimple in his chin
and beyond even to the thin tuft of light
hair that stood straight up in front of the
bald spot on the crown of his head this
overgrown, eccentric fellow, who resembled
nothing so much as a fat and gigantic baby
that was never fretful, was wont to make
fun of Mandy and her occupation. But he
was the only person who dared to do it, and
Mandy didn't mind, because Dave had a
habit of making fun of everybody. Once
he painted a board, making a neat sign,
with the following inscription:
: Mrss A. Gbovee,
: Life partners secured for old and :
j young. :
The sign was completed and would have
been nailed right over the front door (Mandy
lived.with her sister in Dave's house), only
the mischievous Dave was caught by Miss
Grover herself, with the evidence of his
audacity before him in his shop, and his
project received a final quietus.
"I hed to larf,,' said Aunt Mandy to her
sister Eleanor, "though I was dretf uily pro
voked. S'posin' folks do say I make
matches I don know's I care. I've an
idear thet all the matches I've ever hed any
hand in hain't turned aout so bad ez they
might ha' done. I like to see young couples
enjoy theirselves, fer they'll never be vounp
A long-drawn sieh succeeded and a far
away look came into Aunt Mandy's eyes.
She was 60 now, but she had been handsome
once, and there had been a romance in her
life, though she never spoke of it. The old
residents of Saga warn Center knew her story
though. It was sad and brief, but nothing
out of the ordinary run of human affairs to
any except Mandy. A happy courtship
succeeded by a betrothal; a lovers' quarrel
the youth suing for reconciliation and pari
don, the maiden stubborn and unyielding"
ana coldly spot
en; a vessel,
wrecked at sea,
and lost with all
on board that
was all. A tale
too simple for
haps; every vil
lage on the coast
can furnish in
tories like it in
every detail; yet
it changed the
whole course of
Amanda Grov- The Courithip.
er's life, and the only happiness she eter
knew afterward was the satisfaction of see
ing others happy. Poor Aunt Mandy, old
maid and match-maker! How different
everything might have been and yet there
are many women equally noble and true
hearted whose fates are worse than hers.
Aunt Mandy was a woman well endowed
with common sense. She had a "master fac
ulty of gettin on the good side o' folks and
then stayin' there," according to the testi
mony of Hen Parker, who was the richest
farmer in Sagawam, and being "first see
lect man," was regarded as "head man" in
the community. Hen had been one of the
many who aspired to Amanda's hand, after
the great sorrow of her life was passed. But
he wooed in vain, like all the rest, and
though he married later he still "set a great
store by Mandy" and praised her "faculty"
to everyone, not even excepting his wife.
Mandy received the attentions of so many
suitors, all of whom she rejected, still man
aging to retain their friendship, that her-
giri acquaintances came to look upon her as
on oraole in regard to love matters, and they
gradually fell into the habit of seeking her
advice on all occasions when they were in
need of counsel. After she had settled the
matrimonial business of her friends and her
numerous cousins, both male and female,her
reputation for sagacity became so great that
she had no need of a sign to bring plenty of
customers to her matrimonial bureau.
Meantime her brothers and sisters had mar
ried and a tioop of nephews and nieces
were growing up. "When thev became o(
suitable age Mandy lent her offices to secure
them mater, and so numerous were they
that had she confined her attention wholly
to the love affairs ot these, her relatives,
this duty alone would have given her more
match-making expe'rience than usually falls
to the lot of a woman anywhere, except in
The old village struck Edward Martin,
Dave's young cousin, as being a very pecu
liar place when he first began to get ac
quainted with it. But
it was only Edward's
made it seem so. He
was a boy of 18, and
his journey to Saga
wam from, his home
"down East" a term
nately by Massachu
setts people to any ter
ritory on the Atlantic
The Sired Man. coast between Ports
mouthand Halifax was the longest he had
ever undertaken. Edward had more knowl
edge of books than of the world. He was
a poor farmer's boy, and accustomed Uxhard
work and the toilsome tasks of a lad of his
station in life. But he was ambitious
"smaht as a steel trap" his Yankee asso
ciates said and he had determined to fight
his way. upward in life, get the best educa
tion he could, and pursue some profession
that should be more remunerative, as well
as more congenial to his tastes, than farm
ing. He had already made a good start,
passing through the common school and the
academy of his native town with honor, and
he now came to Massachusetts to help on bis
Cousin Dave's farm and so earn money to
pursue his educational course at some
higher institution. It is jnst possible he
didn't find Sagawam Center as'enlightened
and progressive as he had imagined a com
munity within 30 miles of cultured and
ffisthetlo Boston should be. At any rate he
was impressed with a good many customs
that appeared novel to him, and, writing to
his mother, said:
"It's the queerest place I've ever come
across. The chief industries are shoemak
ing, onion raising and matchmaking. When
Cousin Dave was here he talked ahout his
'farm, nd I supposed he had some land
worth counting. "Well he has only 20 acres,
and half of that fie plants with onions. It's
the same way with the other farmers in the
neighborhood, and five and ten acre lots of
bnions are as plentiful as cornfields at home.
Every man that is not a farmer I mean an
onion raiser is a shoemaker, and works in
one of the big factories' in the village. The
factories employ about twice as many girls
and women as they do men, and this propor
tion of feminine population seems to hold
good all over the town. Factory work is
hard for girls, and they tire of it after a
year or two and jump at the first offer of
marriage, in order to escape from their
drudgery. Some of them don't even wait
for an offer to be made by the man in the
case, bnt mase a tender of their hnnds anil
hearts, if they think there is a possibility of
being accepted. There is a scarcity of
beaux and a tremendous surplus of women
of marriageable age (and past), and any
single stranger of the opposite sex is an ob
ject of universal interest.
"Boys and girls begin courting at the age
of 16 and marriages aniong minors are al
most' as common as any other. The pre
vailing craze for husbands is so great that I,
a 'hired man' and almost penniless, at 18
years of age, could have my 'pick of any
one of a dozen likelv girls.' Now don't say
I'm getting conceited the idea didn't come
to me until Aunt Mandy used the words I
nave quoted. She says so, and it must be
true; lor what she doesn't know about mat
ters of that sort is certainly not worth know
ing. She astonished me by informing me
that it was time for me to think of Petting
married. Such a thought never entered my'
..., uuuic. jjoi, as x saia, oagawam peo
ple are peculiar."
If Edward had been much acquainted
with Eastern Massachusetts he would have
known that there are scores of country
villages in thatregion whose inhabitants ex
hibit exactly the same traits of character that
made the residents of Sagawam seem to him
unlike any people he had ever known be
fore. "Whether it be a dislike of the shoe
shop or of the onion farm that takes them
away, it is a certainty that great numbers of
the young men emigrate from those dis
tricts to the cities, while most of the girls
stay at home. As marriage is the theme
perpetually; discussed by' the village gos
sips the maidens unconsciously absorb the
opinions of their elders, and by the time
they are old enough to wed they have ar
rived at a settled conviction thatmatrimonr
is the summum bonnm of earthly existence.
Aunt Mandy Grover's precepts and labors
had helped in bringing about such a state
oi anairs in ner neighborhood, no doubt.
and she was proud of her success. "Well
she might be, for in 30 years there had
scarcely been a young married pair in the
village who had not named their first girl
"When Edward became an inmate of her
brother-in-law's house this lady at once set
about the task of finding him a mate. This
would not have been difficult, for Sagawam
was alive with female Barkises, had the
young man taken kindly to her views and
accepted her proffered assistance. But he
didn t. He was an independent youth, who
had a way of thinking and acting for him
self. Eoroncein her life Aunt Mandy
failed to bring about a match on which Bhe
had set her heart.
The cause of her failure was explained by
Miss Grover herself, to one of her confiden
tial friends in language abont as follows:
"I don't know what to make o' that boy.
He ain't a bit like Sagawam folks. Now
there was Jennie Perkins, jest as nice a girl
as the' is in taown.an' everybody knows she
neveh hed a beau. ,You know she's wuth
proputty, too. Her gran'sire left her 510,
000 in money an her grand uncle willed her
five acres of as fine onion land as the' is
abaout heah. I managed to introduce her
an' Ned, and got hem acquainted
an' he took her to evenin' prayah
meetin' three Sundays-funnin' an' everyone
said 'twould be a match. An' when the
neighbors begun to talk, as you know they
alius do, that chap jist deliberately quit
goin' with her, an when I asked him why
he done it, he sez to me, sez he:
" 'Aunt Mandy, I have no present desire
to pay serious attention to any girl. My
visits to Miss Jennie have excited so much
gossip that I have discontinued them to
save annoyance to her and myself. "Why, it
seems to me a fellow can't speak to a girl
but what the gossips will say they are en
gaged. "When I want a wife I'll find her
myself, and I won't ask all her female rela
tives to assist me in conducting the court
ship.' jesttninKornimasayin' that to mel
An he said a lot moah somethin' abaout
goin' a fishin and watin' fer fish to bite
'stead o' jnmpin' inter the wateh an' chasin'
'em. I was so put aout I jest made up my
mind not to hev nothin' moah to do with
him. An' I let him alone afteh that "Well,
he worked six months fer Dave, an' left fer
home last week. I didn't even know of his
speakin' to a girl afteh he quit goin' with
Jennie Perkins, an' yet he'd been a courtin'
one stiddy all the time."
"Yeou don't say!"
"As troo as I'm a livin'. He wouldn't
look at Jennie, 'with her 510,000, and he's
gone an' promised to merry a girl 'thout a
cent to her name. "Who is it? "Why, one
o them Harris girls Addie's her name
livin' on the Swampscott road, just back o'
Dave's field. She's pretty, an' smaht an'
respectable, an' her mother, "Widder Harris,
is a nice woman but land! haowmuch
better off he'd 'a been if he'd a taken Jen
niel" "Haow did it happen?"
"Well, you know the end o Dave's onion
patch runs almost up to the widder's
doahyahd. When Ned was daown there
weedin the onions, an' that was most of his
work, he'd go naow an' then to thn win
der's for a drink o' water. She's En
glish, an' she makes a home-made beer
that is first rate. Ned went there
so often, afteh a drink o' water or beer, an'
was made so welcome that he actually got
better acquainted with Mis' Harris' family
than with our own. Mis' Harris is one o'
them women that makes fun of Our ways
an' says she don't believe in teach in' girls
to be in a hurry about gettin' married. If
she'd a' been the cleverest kind of a match
maker she couldn't 'a succeeded betteh.
Anywav, her girl captured Ned as easy as
could bej an' they'll be married after he
finishes his schoolin' an' gets a staht in life.
"Well, if a boy like him will shet his eyes
to a han'some proputty an' a han'some girl
an merry agin' the wishes of his friends
I'm sure he's nobody to blame fer it but
himself. Dave he sez he's a goin to split
up that sign he made an' put a notice in
the paper thet the Sagawam matrimonial
agency has failed an' gone aout o' business,
but he's alius a talkin' nonsense."
The Fnnlta arid Follies of the Age
Are numerous, but of the latter none Is more
ridiculous than the promiscuous and 'random
use of laxative pills and other drastic cathar
tics. These wrench, convulse and weaken both
the stomach and the bowela. If Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters be used instead of these no
remedies, the-result is accomplished without
pain and with great beneflt to the bowels, the
stomach and the liver. Ose this remedv when
constipation manifests itself, and thereby pre
vent it from becoming chronic.
A choice line of handkerchiefs, collars
and cuffs, ruchings, veilings, umbrellas,
fans, jewelry and many specialties and nov
elties for ladies and children's wear. Come
to the grand opening to-morrow.
I1. Schoenthal, 612 Penn aye.
2?ed Martin and Widow Sarrit.
WAITING FOB CRUMBS
Patient Office Seekers Starving at the
THE FLOPPERS AKD THEIR FLOPS
Finding Irat I4ttle' Favor With the Dis
pensers of Fat Jobs.
A BOOM FOE IKDUSTEIAL CO-OPERATION
ICOBBESrOJTDIHClS OF THEDISFATCH.J
"Washingtoh, D. O., April 5. For the
student of humanity there is no place in the
National Capitol quite so attractive at this
time as the hotel corridors. Ever since the
inauguration they have been crowded with
office seekers, and pretty much the same lot
A few have gone away, some, with appoint
ments, others because of depleted pocket
books. Somehow the hotel keepers don't
take much stock in the substance of the
office seeker's purse, and when it begins to
rnn dry little deference is paid to political
prospects. In many cases pay in advance
by the day or week is demanded. In a few
hotel bills have been successfully evaded by
those who have reached the little end of
their financial string, but the instances in
which the hotel clerk is beaten are very
Politicians are Often smart, but no clas3
of men are keener judges than the hotel
clerk of the'peouniary condition of guests,
not by their clothes or their cheek, but by
an instinct which scents almost infallibly
that indefinable something which tells with
equal certainty of a full or an empty purse.
X Baited Office Seeker.
I grieve tq say that one office hunter from
my own parental State of Pennsylvania is
now suffering from too much -confidence in
his ability to close the eyes of hotel clerks.
He is a victim of the last administration.
He endeavored to become a Democrat so
qnietlyas to prevent discovery after re
movals began in his department, but unlike
many others whom I know, he was caught
in the act and unceremoniously fired. He
endeavored to get reinstated by a complete
flop to the party in office, but there were too
many life-long Democrats, each of whom
had elected Cleveland, wanting places, and
so he failed. After the 6th of last November
he was suddenly seized with a renewal of
Bepnblicanism of the most dangerous kind.
and was again an omce-seeker.
"Within the last few weeks he exhausted
his small remnant of funds. The hotel
clerk seemed to know to a cent the condi
tion of his purse, and at once shut down the
floodgates upon his brooklet of sympathy
and good-fellowship. The office seeker lett
one trunk as seenrity for a week's unpaid
board, took his other trunk and his grip
sack to a cheaper hotel, pawned a few
trinkets he vet had saved from the clutches
of that other "uncle" who is even more in
exorable than Uncle Sam, and took a new
lease of office hunting life. But, alasl he is
again gone broke, his trunk. and grip are
levied upon by the second hotel keeper, and
the office hunter is now eking out a living
on what he can borrow. He is living with
profound economy. His case is a hard one.
and has my deepest sympathy, bnt that
sympathy is somewhat tempered by the fact
tbat he endeavored to make merchandise of
his party principles, admitting that he had
a fair share of this marketable commodity
to begin with.
This little story reminds me of a letter I
saw the other day. It was from one former
Democrat to another. They had both been
applicants for office under Cleveland during
the whole of that official's term, but were
constantly shnnted off because their cham
pionVas a Democrat not in sympathy with
the administration. The letter from one
congratulated the other on his flop to the
Republicans, pronounced the fiat that "the
Democratic party is gone to hades," and in
closed a letter eloquently indorsing the
other for a position. Each has recom
mendedHhe other in the most glowing terms,
and I shonld not wonder if they both got in,
for such energy and persistency usually has
its reward in preferment. The trouble is
thej will not be worth elbow room if they
The following conversation was uninten
tionally overheard by me in the lobby of
the Ebbitt House the other evening. A
"Western office seeker who had formerly
lived East, met a friend, also an office
hunter, from their old town. After a
mutual inquiry about their own families,
the "Westerner began to speak of other old
acquaintances who were local politicians.
"Oh, he's dead."
"And Brown?" .
"He's dead too."
"My! my! that's too bad! And how's old
Jones? I don't think he would die."
"He was killed in an election row last
"Great Scott! What's broke loose in the
old town?" Then, somewhat cautiously:
"Well, how's how's TT Thompson?"
"Ob, he committed suicide two years ago
on account of his not getting office under
Cleveland. He was a great Democrat, you
"I I think I'll go to bed," said the
Westerner; "somehow I don't feel well my
self." Ex-President Cleveland's Portrait.
Very soon after his return from his South
ern tour ex-President Cleveland will give
several sittings to the artist, Mr. S. Jerome
TJhl, of this city, for the completion of the
portrait ordered by the management of the
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Mr. TJhl had two
sittings at the White House previous to the
4th ot March, but owing to the pressure of
executive business, and the necessity of
packing up and getting out, could have "no
more of Mr. Cleveland's time. The Corcoran
gallery has a complete line of portraits of
the Presidents, but only four or five of these
were painted from life. A majority have
been done by A. G. Heaton from other por
traits, and only two or three of the whole
number have any artistic merit.
Honor for an American Artist.
A very pleasing little story comes from
Paris about Miss Daisy Brown, of this city,
to whom I have already referred as a young"
artist who promises to make a name in the
world of art. After a brief term under Cox
and Chase in New York, a wealthy relative
was good enough to furnish funds for her
instruction abroad. A few. weeks ago she
sailed, and at Pans immediately entered
the noted Julian school, which is visited
twice a week by such masters as
Bouguereau and Eleurie. Miss Brown's
first charcoalt drawing, a figure
from life, arrested the attention of Bougue
reau on the occasion of his first visit after
her admission to the school. Going hur
riedly among the many pupils, dropping re
marks in passing, the strength, boldness
and truth of Miss Brown's work causrht his
eye. He stopped before it, applauded with
hit hands enthusiastically and exclaimed in
admiration conduct decidedly exceptional
with Bouguereau. He selected the sketch
as one of four to be placed on exhibition,
which is an honor rarely accorded to a
student only beginning an initial -term.
The idea of industrial co-operation is
gaining converts here with a rapidity that
is astonishing. Aside from quite a large
number of the old "advocates of Socialism, a
large society of "Nationalists" has been re
cently organized, which takes for its indus
trial Koran tne "Looking Backward" or
Edward Bellamy, This society inoludes
many prominent business and professional
men, and holds weekly meetings, which I
hear are always well attended. I dropped
in the other evening to a lecture delivered
under its anspices by Prof. Garside, the of
ficial lecturer of the Socialist Labor Party.
Grand Army Hall was crowded to suf
focation. iOne of the most promi
nent drug dealers of the city was
keeping door, and I noticed many
other well known business men
all of whom listened and applauded hearti
ly. It was a remarkable scene, and one
which almost prompted belief in the asser
tion of Prof. Garside, that Americans are
being converted to this theory of universal
indnstrial co-operation at the rate of 50,000
a month. Another class df co-operation ists
are just now organizing to start for Okla
homa on the 20th inst., to found a colony,
but these isolated experiments in co-operation,
which must always be hampered and
hounded by the competitive, capitalist sys
tem outside, find no favor with the nation
alists and other socialists, whose ambition
is to establish a new national and inter
national system, and not merely strive for
temporary relief for a few. E. W. L.
The Death of James Callerr.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of
the City Insurance Company, of the city of
Pittsburg, held April 5, 1889, action was
taken upon the sudden demise of James Cal
lery, as follows:
It is with the deepest feeling of sorrow
that we learn that Almighty God has in His
wisdom removed from our midst one of our
fellow-members, James Callery. In his
death we feel that the City Insurance Com
pany has lost an efficient officer and one of
its most valued supporters, and that we and
the community will miss a noble and gener
ous friend and a good citizen. In him we
recognize a man of the most sterling quali
ties, and a Christian gentleman whose vir
tues we will do well to emulate. To his
family we tender our warmest sympathv in
their bereavement, and as a further mark of
our respect we will attend his funeral in a
body. M. MUNHALL, President.
James Phelak, Secretary,
A Successful Firm.
A notable anniversary was celebrated
Wednesday in the Albany building, Yine
street, Cincinnati. It was that of the suc
cessful newspaper'advertising agency of S.
H. Parvin's Sons. That enterprising firm
was established in Cincinnati 31 years ago,
and has grown steadily ever since. Since
its inception the firm has been doing busi
ness with this paper, and The Dispatch
takes pleasure in saying that its relations
with the agency have always been of the
pleasantest character, and that the gentle
men connected with it have the strictest re
gard for business integrity and truthful
Cloak Departments At $5 each a
new line of fine tailor-made stockinette
jackets, bound with silk braid. Best value
ever offered. Hugtjs & Hacks.
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
B". Schoenthal, 612 Penn avenue.
Special Pnrchase of Silks and Dress Goods
ALMOST AT OUR OWN PRICES, AT THE
GREAT AUCTION SALE OF FIELD, CHAPMAN & FENNER, NEW YORK.
Causes which led to this GBEAT SACBEFICE SALE were the continuous bad weather and overloaded manufacturers and
importers. Our 31 r. Shoenberg, with ready cash, was on the spot and availed himself of this golden opportunity to make heavy pur
chases in these goods. Our customers and the public will now have a chance of getting the best values in Silks and Dress Goods ever1
offered in this or any other city. We never misrepresent or misconstrue in any way in any of our announcements to the public."
Strict integrity, honesty of purpose and a desire to please are the foundations on which our success has been achieved.
This Gigantic Sale Will Commelice on Monday Morning at 8 OXlock .
"ttElAJD THE PEIOBS.
2,000 yards Satin de Lyon, in colors, worth $1 25, our special price 79c.
7,600 yards Black and all imaginable shades double-twilled, All-Silk Surah, worth 85c, our special price C9c
4,000 yards Black and all shades Faille Francaise, guaranteed all Silk, extra wide, worth $1 50, our special price 89c
8,000 yards 24-inch India Silks, in elegant designs and figures, worth 85c to $1, our special price 59c
3,000 yards India Silk, All-Silk, in new spring Suitings, worth 50e, our special price 32c.
3,500 yards 24-inch, all colors, extra quality, China Silks, sold at 85c, our special price, 49c
2,000 yards Colored 22-inch Surah Silks, best quality, worth $1 25, onr special price 79c
100 Pongee Silk Dress Patterns of 20 yards each, $7 50, our special price $4 29. . -
4,000 yards 20-inch Black Gros Grain Dress Silks, worth 75c, our special price 51c
2,000 yards extra heavy Black Gros Grain Dress Silk, Satin-finished, worth $1, our special price 69c
1,600 yards A 1 Black Gros Grain Dress Silk, worth 81. our special price 72c.
1,000 yards extra fine Black 22-inch Faille Francaise, worth $1 50, our special price 89c.
2,000 yards extra heavy Black Satin Bhadames, extra wide, worth $1 25, our special price 73c
euu yards UlacK a aille J rancaise, All-silK, wortn 'i, onr special price 51 IB.
500 vards extra heavy Black and White Striped Silk, worth $1 50. our special price
6,000 yards Plaid, Plain and Checked
special price avc.
4,500 yards elegant Wool Checked Dress Goods, double width, worth 50c, our SDecial price 33c
3,000 yards extra wide Siciliennes, flowered in elegant designs, worth 75c, our special price 48c.
2,500 yards extra wide and new designs Ail-Wool Plaid Dress Goods, for spring wear, worth 85c, our special price 50o,
2,000 yards AU-Wool Bengaline Plaids, 44 inches wide, in all the latest colorings, worth $1, our special price 63c
1,000 yards elegant Silk Striped Cashmeres, 40 inches wide, worth 60c. our special price 35c
4,000 yards Insnn Dress Goods, double width, in Checks and Stripes, all: new spring shades, worth 25c, our special price 12K
1,000 yards new Plaids, nice bright shades for children's wear, worth 30c, our special price 16c
2,000 yards new and elegant double-width Tricot, all the latest spring shades, worth 50c, our special price 34c
1,000 yards extra double-width Luzerne Suitings, new spring effects, worth 50c, our special price 33c
3,000-yards double-width, all the latest shades Henrietta Cloths, worth 50c, our special price 34c
300 pieces extra wide new Dark Challis, elegant designs, worth 12Jc, our special price 6c
100 pieces Freres Koechlin best French Sateens, exclusive designs, worth 40c, our special price 29c also- plain to match.
You will find right here the cream of bonnet fashion. Bich, rare, interesting ideas in shape and trimming. Totally unlike any
ever seen before. The best art thoughts of our milliners, in the form of grace and beauty with colors that blend in harmony. This is
how we create our pretty hats and bonnets so mnch admired by the ladies. A well-known fact that we show more untrimmed hats and
bonnets than all the millinery houses of the two oities combined. The great attractions are our famous LOW PBICES AKD 2JO
CHABGE FOR TRIMMING.
Onr specialty is Misses, Children and Infants' Headgear. Everything that is cute and pretty you will find in our big Millinery
Department on second floor take elevator.
D I D D ft N C Ribbons, of course, is our great stronghold. Wherever outside of this big store can you see such an aggrew
nlDDU llO""gation of novelties as are here shown?
Special offering of 1,000 dozen Ladles'
nfttiprns to select from at lie each.
As a gentle reminder that the sun is getting stronger, we have placed on sale 250 La
tiful oxidized handles, at $1 99; real value f 2 50 ' 'l
Black Silk Cape, jetted all over, jetted
net shoulders, solid jet fringe, and lined
silk through, the most successful style of
the season, at $4 49.
A massive, jet-shouldered, All-Silk
Cape, beautifully trimmed and ornamental
ly designed, at $7 98. '
All-Wool, spring-weight Kersey, double
stitched silk seams and edges, cased
breast fappels, laced and to button, pouch
breast pocket, loose wristbands and sailor
collar, at (1 99.
Beautiful, tinted, striped French Flan
nel (Swaizland's) Blouses, very prettily
made and finished in first-class style, at
APRONS Over 60 styles Lawn and
Particular attention is called to our
street door at main aisle.
DANZIGER & SHOENBERG,1
Sact:fcL Stoee-b axi.a. ZFoielxi.
THE NEW SUBURB;'
WOOD, HARMON &. COi.-
It is not. perhaps advisable to make announcements of prospective
sales of Real Estate before the property is actually for sale, ready to'be
put into customers' hands.
But, as the fact has become pretty well spread about in Pittsburg
that we intend to place a new suburb, called Ivanhoe, upon the market,
and propose to give a large number of lots away to those who will K '
build, and AS A NUMBER OF OTHER FIRMS IN THIS CITY
HAVE TAKEN, PAINS TO IMITATE THE METHODS by which ;
we have in the past been so successful in building towns, it seems but
just to the public to make a definite statement in regard to the rumor.
There may be some people to whom the knowledge would be of service. '
THEREFORE WE MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT: In about two
weeks we will offer to the public the sub-division of Ivanhoe. It lies on
the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad, about 8j miles, or 14 minutes-,
out, and we wil endeavor' to put the price of lots AT SUCH A LOW-
FIGURE that none who have, any desire to buy will be debarred by i
The property is certainly a beautiful piece of ground, as all who are-
acquainted with the road already know, lying between Groveton and'
Montour, and will make almost an ideal suburban village. It is not our. '
purpose to extol in high sounding phrases the advantages of Ivanhoe,.if .
a plain, moderate statement of facts, coupled with the many induce
ments we make to secure a lovely abiding place for those favoring us
with their patronage, will not sell this property for us, the use of super
latives will not benefit the case. We will try to claim only those things
which can be thoroughly and fully substantiated.
Progress is an absolute necessity to success in this age and this city,,
and a matter of the most careful study and serious thought of our firm
is working up and advancing new inducements, more generous offers
and advantages, that will insure each new place as complete success
as the last has been.
It would be a unbusiness-like procedure to state the terms and in
ducements of this property in advance of its sale. Suffice it to say, we
will certainly not be less liberal in placing the possession of "Home"
within the reach of all than in the past
In conclusion, we would respectfully and earnestly request all per
sons contemplating the purchase of property to defer investment until
we can show them what we propose to do to make Ivanhoe the prettiest t
suburb out of Pittsburg. Remember there is but two weeks' to wait
Wood, Harmon & Co.,
545 Smithfield Street
Mohairs and Siciliennes, 40 inches wide, in
Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, in white and
Ladies Jackets, Wraps, Blouses and Jerseys. Just now this is the brightest aad
busiest Cloak Room in all Pittsburg. Take elevator.
Some splendid designs in Scotch Cheviot,
Bannockburns. Fancy Striped Worsted,
Venetians and Sedan Cloths, from (6 99 to
? 12 98. '
Fine quality, Ail-Wool, in new colors,
also black the colors we warrant a pretty
and beautiully-fitting garment, at $1 49.
Very stylish novelties in Colored and
Black Jerseys, braided and frocked;also
Smocked Yokes or Vests. This grade we
strongly recommend. Wonderful value
at $2 49.
Muslin Aprons at 24c each. When you see them they will astonish you. fc--t
HOTJSEFURNISHING DEPARTMENT. Basement. Grand entrance opposite Sixth?; '
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IMIOIRIEeIS 13L. IDJlSTZTGrZEZ;,
89c ' !
25 different shadings, regular price ISo, or
Over 3u0 neat and pretty
Tosca 26-inch Silk Umbrellas, with, bean
Ladies' Walking Jackets.
A genuine Scotoh Cheviot, in stripes and
mixtures; a good-fitting and well made
coat, with new bell sleeves, whipped seams
and double-stitched edges, for Ladies and
Misses, at $1 74.
A genuine All-Wool Venetian- Cloth
Walking Coat, in new colors; also blackj
make decidedly genteel and fit perfect; the
"elite" of the present season, at $4 49.
Ladies' Stockinette Jackets.
An All-Wool Black Stockinette Jacket; -fast
color; a pretty-fitting and well-mads
garment, at 12 24. " ,
A very beantiful and genieel Jacket, iat
black and all the new shad ej; bound pure Mo-
hair to match; all seams bound over insidetV fe s
perfect coat-fitting backs and tailor made,' ?-;
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