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THE ' PITTSBXIRG' DISPATOa SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 183a '
Society last week seemed 'to derote all
iti energies to the celebration of weddings.
Mo less than 12 couple?, more or lets well
known In the two cities, were joined
in matrimony on Tuesday, "Wednesday and
Thnnday. The other three days, of course,
were out of the question in connection with
marriage. Monday is associated in most
people's mind with the family wash rather
than weddings. Friday is not an "unlucky"
day, because in this enlightened ase no one
is superstitious. At the same time.Friday is
not the day upon which a girl chooses
to change her state not because she
is afraid the day will hae anything
to do with her iuture happiness, but be
cause well, because. Saturday is a day
without dignity, when the odds and ends of
the week are gathered together and dis
posed of to allow the next week to com
mence clear and Iresh. It would not be
proper to gather up a wtdding as one of
those odds and ends that had been left till
the last minute, and then finished up in a
hurry, for these good and sufficient rea
sons, the only eligible days for marriages
are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, or,
so it seems.
Tuesday the weddings were those of Mr.
Green and Miss Orow, and Mr. Bodgers and
Miss Sauler. "Wednesday Mr. Armstrong
and Miss Dusenberry were married. Thurs
day, Mr. Morton and Miss McKelvejy Mr.
Custard and Miss Murphy, Mr. Thompson
and Mies Stacchouse, Mr. Mitchell and
Hiss Uoyle, Mr. Barbour and Miss Ben
shaw. Mr. Ebe and Miss" Seyppel, ifr.
Smith and Miss Truby and Mr. Maggini
and Miss BelL Then there was the fash
ionable weddin? In Germantown, Phila
delphia, of Mr. Hopke and Miss Cornelius.
A pretty good record for the three days.
It seems to be the tad among brides to
object to the complimentary terms tnat
hare been applied to brides from time im
memorial. "Was there ever a bride that wVs
not described as beautlful," "charming,"
or, at least, "interesting?" If such a bride
ever existed, she certainly was not of
enough importance to have her nuptials re
corded in a newspaper. Yet, it is a common
thing to hear of prospective brides making
the request that no compliment upon her
personal appearance shall be printed. It is
rather inoousistent, too. The average bride
will spend from six to eight hours in trying
to mate herself transcendently lovely, and
then pretend that she does not believe herself
to be ordinarily presentable. Only last
week a bride-elect stood at the top of a
flight of stairs in her home on her wedding
d3y, and plaintively beggee her mother to
take care that she was not described in the
newspapers as "charming," "lovely," or
"popular." And yet this same bride" would
most likely have felt very much hurt if she
had not been credited with some of the at
tributes and qualities to which she ostensi
bly objected. Brides should not object to a
little flattery at this important period of
their Jives. '
"We often read about the "typical Ameri
can girl," as if there were but one type all
OTer the United States. A more mistaken
notion than this oould not exist, for the
American girl is affected so much by her
environments as to be an entirely different
creature in New Xork from what she is in
Chicago, San Francisco or New Orleans.
Men say that all true American girls are
alike in one thing the power to please.
"Without denying this, it might be well for
us to glance at her as she is lound in differ
The girl from Xew York. "We recognize
her at a glance. She carries herself with an
erect, learles carnage, and she has a habit
of looking about her as she walks the street,
or sits in a public conveyance with a half
defiant expression, as if she were quite pre
pared to take care of herself whatever might
happen. Her dress has the unmistakable
stamp of style, and she wears it with the
audacity of one who is perfectly sure of her
tclf, knowing thit she cannot be mistaken
ior anything bnt a lady whatever she may
r-ear. Sne affects hats that are just a
little loud, and if there is any
new fashion f'at has not got
verv fnr toward the West, she seizes it with
a delight that is childish in its simplicity.
6'isnenders, starched shirt-fronts, or any
bizarre articles of dress that find their way
into a onian's wardrobe are worn by the
New Yo'k girl generally long before they
are aocepted in Pittsburg, and she never
looks awkward in them. Her manners are
pronounced but not vulgar, her speech clear
and resonant, but couched in good English,
and her disposition warm and lovable, as an
American girl's should be. Such is the
New York girl as Pittsburcers know her,
and she 19 as popular in this city as in Her
own beloved metropolis.
Next Tuesday evening Miss Jennie "W.
Dickson will be wedded to Mr. "William J,
Reno at the home of the bride's father,
John H. McElroy, C614 "Walnut street, East
End. The Bev. George Hodges will offi
ciate. Mr. Beno was formerly a Pittsburger,
bnt has been for several years past a resi
dent of Minneapolis, which will also be the
home of 'Miss Dickson when she becomes
A meeting of the management of the
Ormda Club will be held next Tuesday even
ing at the Linden Clubhouse, for the pur
pose of making arrangements for the winter
dances. Dr. George S. Proctor, President
of the club, desires a full attendance. The
dates of the dances are: Evenings of Octo
ber 7, November 4, December 2, December
17, February 3, March 3 and April 1.
The marriage of Miss Keck, daughter of
Dr "W. H. Keck, of Allegheny, to Mr. a
M. South will take place October 6 in Grace
Beformed Church, Pittsburg.
A marriage has been arranged between
Miss Anna "Waring, daughter of Mr. Bioh
trd S. "Waring, a former Pittsburger who
has been living in London, England, for
the past five years, and Mr. James J. Rob
inson, of the Kenmawr. Mr. Bobinson,who
11 one of the masters of the Shadyside
Academy, returned lately from a two
months' trip to London and Paris.
One of the pretty weddings scheduled for
i est Tuesday is that of Miss Violet Bedell,
aaghterofMr. and Mrs. J. Charles Bedell,
" Mrinsfield, and Mr. "William Luftus
SOCIETY IN SEPIIItBEB.
lntprcstlnr; Gatherings of Congenial Circles
In the Two Cities.
Tb Young Ladies' Missionary Society of
tt'ilkinbnrjr will give an entertainment
October 7 at the TYllfclnebnrg Opera House
for the benefit of the cause. A novel and
pleasing feature will be a doll drill by 15
Jlttlo girls, costumed as nurses. The Apollo
Gleo Club ana Prof. Sleetn have been se
cured, together witli some of the best local
singers. The young ladles have always
been very successful as managers of enter
tainments, and it is safo to say that all who
attend the one on tho 7th will spend a pleas
There will be a pleasant home gathering
in Wilkinsburg next Thursday afternoon.
It Villi be literally a "Home" gathering, lor
the guests will assemble at tho Home for
Aged Protestants for the annual luncheon
and bazaar. The ladles constituting tho
Board 01 Managers take pride In this yearly
cclebiatlon, and with icason. They make
everyone feel that he is really at home and
that the assemblage is made more agreeable
by his presence. This is the true art of hos
pitality, und it is only exercised by those
who understand thoroughly what should be
the spirit or entettalning, Luncheon
will bo served from 13 noon until
4 r. x., and it is promised that
the cnlslne shall be equal to that of former
years In most respects and superior to it in
some. Luncheon will not be the only form
ot entertainment however. There will be a
bazaar at which scores of uielul and orna
mental articles made by the Inmates of the
Home during the year will be offered for
sale. The old ladies in the Home enjoy the
annual treat very ..much, and the giatiflca
tion they feel as they see the fruits of their
handiwork: admired and purchased by visit
ors, should be recompense enough lor the
money spent on them without the wares
themselves. The Home is a noble institu
tion, affording, as It does, a haven of rest for
those who have fought the battle of life
and now only desire a place where they can
pass their remaining days away from the
turmoil of the world. Tickets of admission,
whloh can be obtained of any of the man
agers, are 75 oents each, chlldi en paying the
same as adults.
Tho weddlntf of Miss Lydla J. McKelvey,
danehter of Mr. Fulton McKelvey, of Stan
ton avenue, and Mr. William C Morton, of
Blppey street, was solemnized at 6 30 o'clook
Thursday evening, 22d instant, at the home,
of the bride. To the wedding march, ren
dered bv the skillful touch of Mrs. A. H.
Stewart, sister of the groom, the young
couple proceeded to a spot beneath a beauti
fully draped aroh between the double par
lors, where the Eev. Q. W. Chalfant, D. D
performed the ceremony. The bilde, attired
in a fawn-colored Bedford cord traveling
dress trimmed with seal bronn velvet,
and the groom, in a dross suit,
presented a very prepossessing ap
pe.irauce. Only the immediate fami
lies and the nearest friends were wit
nesses of the affair, and after the wedding
supper the bride and groom departed amid a
"shoner" of rice and a brilliant glare of red
illumination lor a Journey among the
mountain resorts of the East. Manv pres
ents, repiesenting a wide circle of friends,
were leceired. The happy pair start out in
life bounded by the congratulations and
good wishes of all who know them. After
October 10 they will bo at home to their
friends at the residence of the bride's
parents. A unique featuio or this wedding
Is that it took place on the birthday anni
versary of the groom, the bride's occurring
the following day.
There was a very pleasant evening passed
at a surprise party given by Miss Mary Ehall
to Miss Mary Doran, at her home, Si21 Char
lotte street, Thcguestspresentwere: Misses
Alice Shall, Mary and Bertha Doran. Kate
and Annie Itliyn. Josephine and Annie
Helblin, Kate Haley, Emma Wagner, Emma
otatum, Mary Welsh, Minnie Michalowiskl,
Lizzie Noble, Mattie Jackson, Amelia
Adams; Messrs. Thomas Mooney, Charles
Besterman, Thomas and Barney Boyle,
Charley Davis. William and John Doran,
i-airicK nnegan, niiuam vetty, Thomas
Tague, Harry Miller, Louis Weber, William
Graham, John Sill, James Langley, M.
Doran, William Ninenouser, '. Kiohardson,
A Elseser, D. Haley, J. MacKelroy, M.
Hmgelshurg, J. Doyle, James Doran, W.
Smith and Joseph iter. They were sere
naded at 11 o'oloelr by John Vollmer, John
Butler, Edward Witty, Charley Shlffhauer
and Josoph Slnlcenheuner.
Amond the delightful events of the week
was the reception tendered Miss Alethea
Gunning on her return from Chicago and
other Western points, Wednesday evening.
Among those present were: ProL and Mrs.
H. W Vetter.Mr. and Mrs S.Zeigler,Mr. and
Mrs. Harbiso ., Mr. and Mis. A. Beno, Mr.
and -Mrs. William Powell, Medames Bargie,
Caldwell, Miller, Kulius and Putnam, Misses
Blown, btaub, McClelland, Powell, Hood,
Klngslcy, Puce, Pratt, Miller, Putnam and
Knox and Messrs. Knox, Zektler, Matheson,
G. Tetter, M. Ewing, P. M. Baiker, J. Tally,
J. B, Miller, A. D. LeUeldt, B. Putnam,
James Colgrove, J. Pratt and a Denner.
1 he music renaeied by Pror. H. W. Vetter,
A D. Leifeldt and Morgan Ewing was very
enjoyable: aleo tho dancing of Mr. Bobert
xnuma ana miss unve Price. A collation
Tvaabcned about 10 JO o'clock and a few
hours later the company dispersed.
Mr.and Mrs.Harry E.Flahavhan celebrated
their uTih wedding anniversary in a pleasing
manner Wednesday evening at their home,
on California avenue. Music, dancing and
cards were the features or the occasion.
Among the guests were Mr. ana Mrs. H. C.
Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Campbell, Mr.
and Mrs. Alf Kapp, Mrs. H. W. Fletcher,
Mrs. Atkinson, Mrs. E. C. Garber, Mrs. G. L.
Uazlett, Mrs. E. A Jones, the Hisses Carrie
Richards, Mary Bailey, Emma Wilson, Bert
Bailey, Jess Jenkins, Nell Bradborry, Ber
tha Jones, Both Miller and the Messrs. P.
MoArdle, J. C. Schreiner, Wilber;c. Sehouse,
Will laagart, George Fletcher, Charles
Urben. Will Crben, Frank Fletcher, Jim
Wilson and others. Mr. and Mrs. Flahav
han received many handsome and useful
presents. Some excellent mnslo was ren
dered during the evening by Mrs. H. C.
Garber, of New Tork.
There can be nothing more enjoyable on a
moonlight night than a straw ride. At least
that Is what a score or moi oof lively young
people or Wllkinsburg say and they must
know. A large party of them went out Fri
day evening m a four horse wagon to the
faim house ot Mr. William McCtea, and had
a delightlul time. Dancing was indulged In
till every one was tiied out and then suDper
n as served. The young folks Included . the
Mls-.es Mary and Ella Horbach, Jean and
Katharine Hubley, Kit Anshutz, Pierro
Lagve, Bert Feny, Daisy Wills and Miss
Thomas: Messrs. W ill Hastings, Joe Snively,
Hailand, Simons, Ed Henderson, Wilmer
Martin, Bob Hamilton, Bert Sutton, Norman
Ewecney, WaltJarret, Tom Moreland, Bert
Anil, Wilt Thompson, Mrs. Horbach
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Page, or Connellsvllle,
celcbiatea their golden wedding annlver.
sary at the Porter cottage, at that place,
Thursday night. The course is well known
In Councils vllle, where they have lived 40
years, and in Braddock and this city where
they aloo lived. Four of the seven children
weie present with 20 grandchildren. The
largo mmily mansion was decorated from
cellar to gm ret with flowers. Tho second
marriage ceremony was performed by Bev.
Harerave, of Trinity V. E. Chnrcb, New
Haven. There were about 60 guests present,
quite a number from Omaha, Nebraska.
Mis. Emma Page Zimmerman, of
West Braddock, and tho members of her
family were there. The Pages are amoug
tho leading families of Connellsvllle.
A pleasant birthday surprise party was
given Mr. G. H. Palmer Monday evening In
honor of tho 48th anniversary of his birth,
at his residence, Margaretta street. East
End. Some very good muslo by a Wllkins
burg social club contributed largely to the
pleasure of the guests, who werei Mr. and
Mrs. P. Frnnzeman, Mr. and Mrs. B, Camron,
Mr. and Mrs. D. U. Neal.Mr. and Mrs. George
II. Billman, Mr. and Mrs. H. Meixner, Mrs.
Ulllnian, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. James Fox, Miss
bum, Benjamin 1 ox, John Camron, Marvin
and Will Palmer.
Friday evening an enjoyable leap year
party waa given at the home of Mrs. J.
Hyan, Thirty-seventh and Butler streets, by
a party of her young friends, lnoludln g tho
Missos Fannie Gommell, Lillian Barry, Bar
bara Kline, Hattle Bruner, Lillian Brunor,
Alice Stanlok, Emma Statham, Cecil GUIlo,
Maggie Carringan, Lena Zollar, Agnes Kelly,
Mollio and Maggie Fltzslmmons, Magtrle
Freeman, Mazie Printer and Messrs. J. J.
Byerly, M. E. Cunningham, Charles S. Miller,
W. H.McHenry, J. Klefer, H. Suhl, D.Fllnn,
D. Barry, J. H. Weaver, S. J. Philips. W. S.
Pioket, W. CDewiss, Peter Levella and Mr.
and Mrs. Buss.
Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H.
Nichols, of Lloyd avenue, North Braddock,
celebrated their twenty-fifth marriage anni
versary. The guests and the celebrants en
Joyed a very pleasant evening. Supper was
served and many valuable presents were re
ceived. Among the guests were: Mr. James
Bentord and wife, Johnstown; Mr and Mrs.
K. G. Carnes. of Butler: Mrs, E. D. Brad
wood, of Pittsbnrg: "Eev. Dr. T. N. Bovle,
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Kline, Mr. and Mrs. John
Clark, Mr. and Mrs. George Gregory, Mr.
LutherColller, Misses Mary and Ella Black
and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meigs.
Little 4-year-old Thomas Callaghan, of
Fulton street, was the bright little host to
a score of tiny friends last Monday evening.
It was his 4th birthday and his dimpled
baby face was aglow with happiness as ho
ceremoniously greeted each comrade,
standing just within the drawing room.
There weie recitations by some of the chil
dren, fancy dances and muslo and games of
all kinds. Then the little host, with pretty
baby Marlon Walter, led the grand march
to the dining room to a table where every
viand loved by child was spreid. A great
many handsome presents were rcoclved.
Mr. J. A BIngan, of Jeannette, was given
a pleasant surprise party by a host of his
friends Thursday evening. Music and dano
ing were enjoyed until a late hour, when
supper was served. Misses W. Davis, L.
Davis. L Finnefrock, M. Grey, M. Gallagher,
L Gallagher, M. Malone, M. Miohaol, E.
Knechtel, E. Bodgers, M. McElroy, A.
Powers: Messrs. L Dcslcy, H. Dosicy, W.
Vance, P. Vance, C. Wllmes, J. Colter, K.
File, G. Mawhlnoy,E. Gallagher, L. Beardon,
. Bodgers, J. Burcin; Mr. and Mrs. J. Bis
chotf and Mr. and Mrs. J. Burcin.
The marriago of Miss Maggie Allen to Mr.
William A. McConnell occurred last Thurs
day evening at the residence of the Rev.
Frank Getty. The bride was attended by
her sister, Miss Lizzie, and the groom by
Mr. Thomas Johnston. After the ceremony,
supper was served at the residence of Mr.
Morrow on Woods' Bun avenue, Allegheny.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Morrow, Mr. and Mrs. Sclieif, Mrs. McCon
nell, Mis. Dium. Kitty Drum, Lizzie Allen,
Lizzie Young, Bose Pon ell, Thomas John
ston and Clarenoo Hoffman.
Mrs. F. M. King, of Carson street, enter
tained a number of her friends on Thursday
evening with a progressive euchre. The
guests included Mr. and Mrs. Perkins and
their dauchter, of Indianaoolts: Mrs. Joyce
and danghter, the Misses King, Mr. F. Kelly,
Messro. P. M. Carr, Joseph Walls, Bart King,
jugs iu ueny. Miss Ji. M. jrioya, jury com
missioner Mullen and wile, Captain Foster
and Mibs Bodkin, ot Boston.
A pleasant evening was spent at the home
of Miss Bengough, Tuesday. Mnsio and
dancing were the enjoyments, and the guests
were: The Misses Cress, Bafferty, Bengough,
Milllgan, Sullivan, Goodwlse, Mawhlnny,
Malone, Crichlow, and Messrs. R. and F.
Ma-ill. F. and L westerman, A Hamilton.
B, Hansel, P. Schlender, R. Vroraan, J. Ben
nett, W. Taylor, A Rouch, H. Crichlow, W.
Bengough and J. Lowrey.
An excellent Institution Is to be opened
near Wllkinsburg Friday next, the SOth in
stant. It is the new United Presbyterian
Home for Aged Women, which occupies the
foiruer Biddle mansion, known as Maple
Shade. It is a lovely plaoe, and the recep
tion in connection with the opening shonld
be most enjoyable. There will be a lunch
eon and an interesting programme of exer
cises. Mrs. Graff, of Sewlckley, has issued cards
for her study class, whloh will oommence
September 28 at her house on Thorn street.
Tho club colors yellow and bine are
daintily tied on one corner of the oard.
The subject for the winter's study is Eng
lana from 1066 to the present era.
The Bev. Charles Relnewald, pastor of the
First English Lutheran Cburoh, of Brad
dock, has accepted a call from the English
Lutheran congregatlonat Emmetsbnrg, Md.,
a wealthy charge there. Rev. Relnewald
will deliver his final address to the Brad
dook church next Sunday.
Miss Katheryne Wealing, of Ward street,
Oakland, has returned from a three weeks'
visit to Cleveland, Niagara Falls and Buffa
lo. While in Buffalo she was entertained
by her friend, Miss Carrie B. Wheeler, of
South Division street.
Cards were received in the ciry this week
announcing the marriage of Mr. William H.
Curry, formerly of Allegheny, now a mer
chant of San Antonio, Tex., to Miss Pauline
Dablgnren. The marriage will take place
A surprise party met at the homo of Mr.
Joseph Meigs, on Corey avenue, Braddock,
on Tuesday evening, the occasion being the
twenty-third anniversary of Mr. 'Meig's
A musical was given Friday evening by
the Misses Coll, of Broad street, in honor of
their cousin, Miss Annie Coll, of Jefferson
Cards are out for Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ons
at home the evening of the SOth of this
month, at 133 Arch street, Allegheny.
Hiss El ma Naser, of Forty-third, street, en
tertained last Friday evening In the honor
of Miss Mary Olliger, of Meyersdale.
Personal Gossip of Autnmn.
Mr. Bob Rozers left on Saturday for Belle
vue College, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. He'nry Appel have arrived
home from their Western trip.
Bev. J. H. Pershing, of the Copeland U. B.
Church, Is in Washington, D. C.
M. McDonald left for Cumberland, ML,
and Uniontownon business yesterday.
Miss Margaret Armile.of Rochester, Pa is
visiting Miss Hattle White, of Braddook.
Miss Mary Olllnger, of Meyersdale, is the
guest of Miss Anna Appel, Lawrenoevllle.
Miss Nellie W. Menges, of Port Perry, Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Kuby.of Unlontown.
Bev. B, Welder, of St, Michael's B.
C. Church, Braddook, Is visiting at Hazelton.
The Misses Jennie and Mamie Hinds, of
MoCully avenue, have returned from Chi
cago. Mr. D. C. Wilson, of Alliance, O., Is the
Siest of his friend, Mr. W. B. Brown, of
Dr. Harry Neal, of HolHster, OaL, Is visit
ing his sister, Mrs. Lydla Nollnd, of Liberty
Mr. 0. T. Anderson leaves next week with
a party of friends on a two weeks' hunting
trip to Cheat Mountains.
Professor and Mrs. F. S. Evans left during
the week to visit friends In the West. They
will return In two weeks.
Messrs. W. R. Sterling and George Green,
of Chicago, are the guests of Mr. C. U.
Schwab, of North Braddock.
The First Baptist Church at Braddook will
be opened to-morrow with special servioes,
alter being closed two months for repairs.
The Misses Clara and Hettie Lildneiv
daughters of Dr. Lildner, are visiting Miss
Susan M. Banes, of Sandusky street, Alle
gheny. Mrs. Joseph Walker and danghter. Hies
Bessie, of Grand Baplds, Mich., are the
guests of Mrs. John strain, of Bebecca
Mrs. a M. Green and daughter, of Alle
gheny, have returned from a.two months'
tour through the Wes, where they were
vlsltin; friends and relatives.
Mrs. C A Aberorombte, of Omaha, Neb.,
who has been visiting her paients, Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Louis, of Braddock, tho last two
months, returned home on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Kiatzer and daughter Nettle
have returned from the mountains where
they have spent the past two months In one
of Dr. Bowie's cottages, at Pine Knob.
Mr. Will A. Clementson, son of Geonra A.
Clcmontson, Esq., of Braddock, left Tues
day to resume the study of medicine In
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.
Mr. B. A Brennan, of Braddock, manager
of the Braddock Opera Honse, left Tuesday
for a two weeks' trip to Milwaukee and
Chicago. He was accompanied from Akron.
O., by Charles McGarvey, of Braddook.
Mr. B. L. W. Dabbs and wife have returned
after a visit to their children, who are in
school in the East, and a short stay In New
Tork. Mr. Dabbs says the cholera scare
hurt New York retail business very much.
Miss Lillian Lennar, of Meadow street.
East End, has gone to bt. Zavier's Aeademy
to finish her .education. MI T.niinn i
been a great favorite among her sohoo
iuta iuiu menus ana win oe missed by all
World's Fair muslo Is bound to be the fore
most topio of Interest to lovers of the art
throughout the land for the noxt year or
more. Never has thero been such an oppor
tunity for showing what America has done
and to-day can do in musical fields, and at
the same time for giving tremendous stim
ulus to all manner of future activity In this
The gradual unfolding of the details of the
superb plan already outlined by the Bureau
of Muslo will keep furnishing the musical
scribblers with plenty of legitimate news
and topics for discussion until next May,
and after that the practical accomplishment
of all these plans will give all of us, the
scribblers and other music-lovers as well,
abundant opportunity for exchanging odui
ions and congratulations. At present this la
the latest official bulletin:
"Wobld's Columbian Commission,
it, XT. B. a.,
"Sept. 2-2, 1892. )
"Under date of June SO, 1892. the following
announcement was made by the Bureau of
'"The Musical Director desires to Include
in thepiojrammes ot Exposition concerts,
representative choial, orchestral tand cham
ber works by native Amoiiean composers.
All scoros lecelved by the Bureau or Muslo
before Ootober 15, 1692, will be submitted to
a committee whose names ate shortly to be
announced. The fuvorabio recommenda
tion of this committee will bo final and in
sure performance. Both printed and manu
script music mavbe sent.
"The Musical Dlreotor is privileged to an
nounce the names ot tho following musicians
who will constitute the committee to ex
amine American composition:
Camille Saint S&ens, Paris, France.
Dr. A C. Mackenzie, London, England.
Asger Uamerlk, Baltimore, Md.
Call Zerrahn, Boston, Mass.
B. J. L,an,'. Boston. Mass.
William L. Tomlins, Ciiicago, I1L
Thcodoie Thomas, Chicago, 111.
"All American composers are invited to
present woiks for the approval of this com
mittee, and in order to accommodate tho
greatest number, the Bureau will receive
scores up to November 15, 1692.
"For the Bureau of Muslo,
"G. H. Wilson, Secretary."
The announcement of June 30 was wide
ly circulated at the time, and has since
been repeatedly referred to in the general
and class papers. Yet the Chicago Even
ina Potf, on September 15, printed nn article
stating that Mr. Florence Ziegfeld, on his
return from Europe (whloh was late In the
summei), had oiizlnated the idea of inviting
American composers to submit works for
examination with a view to their perform
ance in connection with his big pri
vate concert scheme at Chicago
next summer. The Post makes much
of the credit due Mr. Ziegfold and the
corresponding discredit to Mr. Thomas in
having merely copied the plan, as It alleges.
This elaborately, but tiansparently false,
article waa reprinted appioviugly last week
by the Indicator and the Alusical (Jowitr. The
latter Journal took pains to correct a by-the-way
misstatement as to the Ziegfeld scheme,
but carefully refrained from pointing out
that the whole niticle tested upon a false
hood, as to which the true statement had
appealed in its own columns at least twice
in the past three months.
This is only one of the more glaring in
stances of misstatement of fact regarding
the World's Fair music, made under cii
cumstances that leave little question that
the truth was fully known when the false
hood was uttered. Of the same stripe is the
talk that Mr. Tomlins has oonnned his
choral work to a radios of 40 miles from
Chicago, as to which tho trnth has. been
often told as elsewhere In this department
to-day. Very similar is the wholly unfound
ed assumption that Mr. Thomas and Mr.
Tomlins, with their respective performing
forces, are coing to give all the conceits at
the Fair without lettlnc the other leading
orchestras and choral clubs have a chance.
All this lalsification, made out of the
wholo cloth, is most disgraceful to its origi
nators. And it is simply astounding that
such groundless assertions have sained such
widespread currency throughout the pi ess
of the country. Every loyal American who
cares a whit for tho cause of music has an
interest in calling down these malicious as
sailants of what ought to be, and what in
spite of them assuredly will be, the greatest
and most useful musical entcrpiise of the
four centuries we are about to celebrate.
Mnslo Down at the Point.
Last week's "classical night" programme
at the Exposition was not furnished for
printing last Sunday. To make the record
complete for iuture reference, it is here ap
pended: taut 1. 7 O'clock.
L. March from Elijah Sir Michael Costa
X. overture. Midsummer's Night Dream
t. The Madonna's Prayer ... Lange
4. Nocturne Mendelsjoun
I. Grand selection, Tannbauser...... Wagner
rxnt IL 8 O'clock.
t. Grand Fantasia, Reminiscences of the
works of. Beethoven
7. spring bong Mendeluohn
I. Cornet solo, Banct a Maria (first time. ...Fauro
Mr. Jules Levy.
. The Dying Poet GotUehalk
10. Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah (by
For Friday evening of this week the fourth
of Mr. Levy's "classical night" programmes
will be as lollows:
L BchttUr March,
S. Overture, Flntal's Cave..
a. eacrea Ana. unariiy.,
4, (a) Farewell to the
On a Lake " f menaeuwnn
8. Sanctus lrom Messe Solennelle....... ....Gounod
6. Grand Selection from Israel In Egypt.. ..Handel
7. Largbetts from byinphonr Ho, It.... .Beethoven
, Cornet Solo, Ave Maria , Gottno
Mr. Jules Levy.
t. Romance Traumerel ....Shnmann
10. Hallelujah Chorus Handel
Mr. Levy has not yet risen to tho level of
the opportunity created for him by his
predecessors. All four of his programmes
have been mediocre as compared with those
that made the "classical nights" at the Ex
position attractive to the more musical
classes and drew crowds of quiet, appre
ciative listeners lrom all ranks of the com
munity. These lour programmes have not
been much better specimens of the arc of
programme-making than of the skill of the
To refresh the memory as to the kind of
mnslo Pittsburg used to enjoy on theso
special Friday evenings it is In point to pub
lish here two of the programmes given this
month at the Minneapolis Exposition by
Mr. F. N. Innes, who was with us two years
JTBST BTMPHOKIO PEOaRAMHm,
Part 17:30 o'clock.
L. Symphony No. 1 Bothrra
(a) Adagio Molto Alio con Orlo.
(b) Andante Cantablle con raoto.
(c) (Menuetto; Alio Molto Vlrae.
(d) Adagio, Alio Molto e Vlvaco.
2, Overture ....BeButert
S. Bhapseale No. 2 ...Llsxt
Part 11-9:30 o'clook.
4. Overture,. "Akademlsche Fest".....Brahm
'Cinderella" ( A. Fairy Talsi.
Dairy rale) Bendel
Trombone solo, "Cradle Song"
air. x..n. lunes.
7. Suite Algerlenne.... ...ifit. Saens
(a) Reverie du Solr.
(t) Marcbe Mllltalre.
Part 1-7:30 o'clock.
1. March... . Kaiser
2, Vorsplel. .ParslTal
S. Intro and Prayer ..,.Blenal
4, Grand Scona "Isoldens Liebes-Tod
.v .-. Tristan and Isolde
s. Fisherman's Chorus "Flying Dutchman"
Part 11-0:30 o'clock.
! y0" "MeUterslnger"
7. Reverie "Eln Albomblatt"
S. Grand Moslao .'LohenETla,
. Trombone solo, "The Evening)
bUr Mr." F"N."lnnes7 f "Tannhauier"
10. FeitMarche J
The Copyright of Parsifal.
A floating paragraph sneaks of "some
flu tterlngs in Wagnerian dovecotes" because
the Austrian copyright of "S antral" &-
plrei next February and performances of
the work at the Vienna Imperial Opera,
Under Hans Btchter would be dangerous
rivals to those at Bayreulb, to whloh place
alone Wagner desired his great religious
muslo drama to bo confined.
It was, however, announced some months
a-o that Mrs. Wagner had secured the Im
perial promise not to let "Parsifal" be given
at the conrt opera, copyright or no oopy
rlght. The close relations that have always
existed between the Vienna opera and
the Bayreuth festivals and the oertalnty
that Dr. Bichter would respeot Wagner's
wishes to the utmost possible extent, tend
to confirm the belief that "Parsifal" will not
soon be elvon in Vienna. If some enter
prising mannger outside the court theater
should exercise the legal right of giving it
under suoli circumstances, the exDerlment
would probably be more hazardous to the
manager himself than to Bayrenth's in
terests. Furthermore, It Is at least very doubtful If
"Parsifal," with Its mystic, religious char
acter, could thrive away from the peonllarly
oongenial atmosphere of the Wagnerian:
temple. In this respect the case is some
thing like the vain Idea of transplanting the
Passion -Flay from among its native sur
roundings at Oberammergau.
Crotchets and Quavers.
It is now stated positively that Rafael
Josoffy's health will not permit him to re
enter the concert arena this season, as was
Brahms, Rubinstein, Von Bnelow and
Joachim are the brilliant attractions an
nounced for the onening concerts at the new
Beobsteln Concert hall In Berlin, Ocfober
GEnirAjf opera Is gaining ground In Paris,
whero "Fidelio" will be shortly given. Next
spring will be performed Wagner's "Meis
terslnger." with Van Dyke In the role of
'Waiter von Slotting.
The first attraction this season sailing
under tho "comlo opera" banner, will be
"The Isle of Champagne," at the Duquesne
this week. Fiom all acoounts It is less
"opera" than "comic," but none the less
entertaining whatever you call it.
Dvorak is setting Joseph Rodman Drake's
famous poem, "Tho American Flag," as a
cantata. He speaks truly of it as one "from
which every musician must got Inspired."
It is odd that no composer has hitherto
taken up these splendid patriotio verses.
Felix Motxl, director of the Grand Ducal
Opeia House in Carlsruhe, has become
mentally unbalanced and has been taken to
an asylum. Overwoik is the cause of bis
tiouble. The physicians who have ex
amined him give hope that perfect rest will
restore his mind.
The "Harvest Feast" services at Trinity
Lutheran Churob, Allegheny, this morning
and evening, will be characterized by
special musical features prepared by the
quartet choir: Miss Marlon Gaston, Miss
Bottha Moore, Mr. W. E, Gaston and Mr.
John F. Gaston, with Mr. W. K. Stelncr on
me organ oencu.
GreatJJpi epilations are being made in
Italy to celebrate the third centenary of the
death of Falestrlna, A committee, with
Cardinal Blanchl at the head, has been con
stituted to undertake the management, and
an International subscription is invited to
erect a statue to the lamous musician.
Mb. Feedeeio Cowis's new opera, "Signs,"
written for D'Oyley Carte's Royal English
Opera House, loses by tbe collapse of that
institution its promised first hearing at
home. Unless Harris or Lago takes It np
this fall, "Signa'S" first production will be
the one arranged for at tbe Carla Felice In
Genoa during tae January carnival. s.
The French Society of Composers offer a
prize of 1,000 francs for a symphony In four
movements, with an arrangement for the
nlano; 600 lraucs for a piano-lorte ooncerto;
03 fiancs lor a suite for flute, oboe, clarinet,
horn, bassoon and piano. MSS. are to be
sent to the SecietarV. M. Wookerlln. 22 Rue
do Rochechouart, Palis, by the end of the
They are going to give a cyclus of Offen
bach's opoias at Berlin. It will cover ten
consecutive nights, and among the operas to
bo performed are the following: "The Brl
,rands,""La Belle Helene,""La Grande Duch
esse," "Bridge of Sighs," "Madame Favart,"
"Blue Beaid." "Madame l'Archiduc," Les
Contes Hofmann," and also a number of
Ax odd side-light UDon tho limpness of the
present Presidental campaign Is cast by the
musio trade statistician, where In former
campaigns a single house had by September
SO supplied several hundred big and little
drums to the political paraders. It has not
yet sold a single one for use in this cam
paign. It may be hard on the trade, but
what a reliol to the public!
EousA'a new Marine Band, on its way to
Chicago, will give a concert at Harrisburg
next Wednesday evening, assisted by Miss
Marcella Lindh, soprano, and Mr. Antonio
Galassi, baritone. The make-up of the band
is as follows: Twelve B clarinets, 2 flutes, 2
oboes, 2 E flat clarinets, 1 alto clarinet, 1 bass
clailnet, 2 bassoons, S saxophones, 4 cornets,
2 trumpets, 4 horns, 8 tiombones, 2 euphoni
ums, 3 basses, drums, tympani, cymbais, etc,
Masoagxi has had too much of a good
thing at Vicuna. Last Wednesday night he
fainted after repeated recalls at the Exhibi
tion Theater, and made up his mind that he
would be lionized to death If he stayed out
his time. His Over-zealous admirers have
literally driven him out of town. Only a
prize ngntcr coma 00 expeotea to OS aDle
to stand suoh incessant attentions and ova
tions. In America only a prize lighter
would stand the slightest chance of getting
Snrox the celebrated Melnlgen KappeUe
closed its oareer under von Buelow about
seven years ago, there has been no organiza
tion in existence that could bo rightly called
"Hans von Buelow's famous orchestra." To
apply this deslznatioa to, or in any way to
connect von Buelow's name with, the set of
Hamburg players engaged by Mr. Ziegfeld
to como to Chicago next summer Is totally
false and misleading. It is a falsehood that
has been very widely circulated and calls
fur strong contradiction.
The promising plans for a testimonial con
cert to Mr, Thomas F. Kirk, npon the oc
casion of his 60ih bhthday, October 6, de
serves all encouragement. Mr. Kirk has
always been a foremost figure among those
ready to spend and be spent in the cause of
music or of chatlty. Moveover, his profes
sional labors, although chiefly upon tho not
very lolty plane ot brass baud music, have
been so zealous and so efficient that musical
Plttsbuicowos him much more for thi
good wdrks than if they bad all been good,
conventional symphonies and quartets,
each one careiully composed and nicely
fitted to its particular place on the shelf.
Tee following programme was presented
at the Duquesne Conservatory last Thurs
Piano (a) Eros, Op. 27, No. l... Foerster
lb) Arabesque, Op. 18 ....Schumann
to) March of she Dwarfs, Op. M.... ..Orel
Vocal. A Spring Night Jenaoa
Violin. Ballade and Folonalse.. ....... Vleuxtemps
Mr. Papenbrock. v
Beadlnx.. .... Selected
Vocal, llnow'st Thou the Land, Aria from
Violin and Piano. Andante and Finale, from
Sonate, Op. 12, .No. 1 Beethoven
Messrs. Papenbrock and lietter.
VocaL TheLast Watoti Plasatl
The Mozart Club will at once begin re
hearsing Baoh's cantata, "A Stronghold
Buio," Incorporating Luther's great Refor
mation hymn. This noble work will be given
at the club's first regular ooncert In Novem
ber, though its selection Is primatlly due to)
tho club's expectation of singing it at Ch
oago during the World's Fair. That matter
will soon be definitely settled. The Mozart
singers would like to acoept tho invitation
extended last summer to them (as to all tbe
otaok uhorusos within the district outliued
by Detroit, Pittsburg, Louisville, St. Louis
and Minneapolis) to go to the Fair In a body
and lormpait of the great mass ehoius under
Choral Director W. L Tomlins, of the
Bureau of Musio. Tho onlyopen question in
the way of a decision is as to the exact ex
pense per member, and positive Information
ou that point fi expected every day now.
Beoond-Hond Pianos Cheap 830 and Up.
Mellor & Hoene.
In splendid condition! good for prac
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later on at full value. Here is a chance
if you want a bargain. Cash or pavments.
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EXPOSITION Black Pattl The famous
Blaok Swan Is not to be compared to her.
Her singing is simply marvelous. Week
of September 23, afternoon and evening.
Stxoiax, S-Uji of carpets continued one
more week. Bead Groetilnger'a ad. on sec
EXPOSITION Black Fattt-The famous
Blaok Swan is not to Do compared to her.
Her singing la simply marvelous. Week
of September So, afternoon and evening
Owing to Increased demands on space, it
will be necessary hereafter for those who
have so kindly contributed to the Secret
Boolety column of The Dibfatcb to send
their copy so as to reach this office Thurs
day night or early Friday morning. The dei
partment was crowded out last week. Tn
Dispatch can not promise publication of
oopy received later than Friday noon.
L O. O. X.
Canton Allegheny No. 32, P. M. will meet
next Tnesday night at Its hall, 23 Federal
street, Allegheny. This will be drill night
and any Patriarch or Brother Is priveliged
Brigadier General and Past Grand Patri
arch Ed C. Deans, of Scranton, Pa., was here
last week and he IS looking hale and hearty.
HO is still working up his Perseverance Club
and getting quite a lot of members,
Canton Allegheny No. 32, P. M., paid a
fraternal visit to F. M. Ra Encampment
last Monday night, whin the encampment
officers for tbe onsuldg term were Installed
In a very Impressive manner by Past Grand
Patrlaroh Ed C. Deans, of Soranton, Pa.,
after which the encampment adjourned to
a nearby banquet room.
The officers of B. A Lamberton Encamp
ment No. 125 were installed on last Tuesday
night for the ensuing term. This encamp
ment Is second to none In the Stato.aud they
have done big work during tbe last term,
and, from tho present ontlook, It expects to
far exceed the work of last term, as the
propositions are coming In very fast.
Pittsburg Lodge No. 838 conferred the sec
ond degree on two brothers last Friday
night, and the hall was crowded to its ut
most capacity by their own members and a
very large .number of visiting brothers, who
were well pleased. Next Friday night this
lodge will confer the third degree and It Is
worth any brother's time to see the work.
Twin City Lodge of Allegheny No. 241, one
of the oldest In the city, last Friday night
conferred the third degree on several new
members, and the nomination for new offi
cers was held. By invitation from the
Noble Grand a visitor from B. B. Brashaer
Lodge No. 10S1, John Thresher drew a num
ber of common-sense lessons from the third
degree principles of the order, and also
clalmed'that the drilled team having shown
their ability to confer the third degree in a
perfeot manner, that they should be fur
nished with new robes, so as to have all
things equal In the lodge.
Daughters of Liberty.
A preliminary meeting wlU be heldssn
Tuesday evening for the new council In
Smoky City Council will hold an enter
talnment in its hall, corner of Fifth avenue
and Chestnut street, Monday evening, Oo
Liberty Bell Counoil, Daughters of Lib
erty, of Braddook, held a very successful
box social In Odlon Hall, Braddock, Satur
State Councillor Raymond, of the Jr. O. XT.
AM., is a member of Golden Star Council,
No. 6, at Mlddlotown, Pa. He was given a
reception last night.
An application has been sent In for the
first council In the State of Maryland. It
will do instituted at Ocean, about 10 miles
from Cumberland, in about a week.
Arrangements are being made for the
third annual anniversary of Pittsburg Coun
cil Thanksgiving night. An excellent com
mittee has been appointed, and the success
of the affair Is assured.
Brother Temple, of West Philadelphia
Council,vIslt6d Unity Council, on the South
side, Friday night. He Is on his way to
Denver for hl health. While there, he ex
pects to organize one or two councils.
A prominent member of the order said
last night: "There seems to be a great deal
of misunderstanding about the funeral
benefit feature, which the councils have
been voting on ior tne past wees. Home
think that if they vote in favor of the plan
now it binds their councils to join the asso
ciation when It is formed. This Is hot the
case. The question now is: Shall the plan
be established! And even If certain coun
cils should not desire to join tbe association,
they should not vote to deprive other coun
cils that might want to of the opportunity.
Some of the local councils voted against the
measure because they did not want to join
themselves. The association' is especially
intended for weak councils, and it does not
look right for strong councils to cast their
vote against it and thereby cut ont tbe small
ones who might desire to get the benefit of
Jr. O. TJ. A. M.
A cordial Invitation is extended to the
members of tbe Jr. O. TJ. A M. to join with
the members of Sons of Liberty Conncll No.
452 in a reception to State vice Couti6110r
William T. Kerr at G. A R. Hall, 78 Fourth
'avenue, Wednesday evening, September 23.
The regular monthly meeting of the Mon
ongahela Dlstfiot Association of the Jr. O.
O. A M. was held Thursday evening last at
Boston, up the Monongabela river. About
400 members from counollS in towns down
the river were taken on the steamer Tlllle
to Boston. The counollor of the Boston
counoil called the meeting to order, and
Rev Davis, of that Council, made the ad
dress of weloome. Harry Balr, of Mononga
hela Council, Braddook, President
of tbe Association, then took
charge. Prof. Hemingeray, of Mc
Keesport, rave an instrumental
selection: A K. Williamson and John Kin
caid, of McKocsport, addresses. J. H. Simp
Son, or Dravosbure, gave recitations, and
Dan W. Stroup, of Braddock; William Cole
man, of Coil Valley, and J. Z. Andre, of Mo
Koesport, all mado speeches. "America"
was sung, and the benediction closed the
exercises. At the close the ladles of Boston
Counoil served a sumptuous supper. o.uo
nTt meatinir will be held at Port Perry
next menth by General J. ILMoorehead
Order of Solon.
The Supreme officers visited Success Lodge
No. 103 Wednesday evening and Star Lodge
No. I Thursday eveniag.
Supreme Flnanoier W. J. Coyle, who has
beon visiting his old home in Kentucky for
some time, returned last Tuesday.
Charter Lodge No. 1 will hold a rousing
meeting Monday evening. Several of tho
supreme officers will he present, and inter
esting speeches are expected.
The adjourned session of the Supreme
Lodge will doubtless ba called to meet Ooto
ber 23. The special auditing committeo and
expert accountants are nearly through with
their work, and will be able to close in tlmo
to report on that date.
Improved Order Heptasophs.
Supreme Organizer John W. Cruit, of Bal
timore, will be In the city this week.
Organizer S. I. .Osmond will instttuto a
new conclave of 50 members In this olty Fri
MoKecsport Conolave now has 118 mem
bers in good standing and Is the second
largest conolave In the order.
Brother W. L Mustln, or Pittsburg Con
clave, has returned to tbe city after an ex
tended trip through California.
Lnwrenco Conclave initiated two new
members ana lecelved several applications
for membership at the last meeting. This is
a new conclave and bids fair to make some
of the older cduolaveg take a baok seat.
General Lodge Notes.
AnohorCastle335,K.G. E., at its last ses
sion elected one now member and received
sevoral applications for membership, and
had a large and Interesting session.
Lawrence Conclave No. 75, 1. O. H., had
two Initiations and one application for
membership at its last meeting night. In a
short time Lawrence Conclave will have 60
Acme Castlo No. 352, K. G. E., will attend
the Presbyterian church on Twentieth
street, Soutbstde, on Sunday, October 2, at
10 a. jr., and will be accompanied by the
Pittsburg Commandery in full uniform. All
brothers ot sister Castles are heartily in
vited to attend.
Camp 3, P. O. S. of A, U still booming, and
will hold a union meeting at Caladonlan
Hall, Ho. 101 Federal street, Allegheny, Fri
day, September 80, to whloh all camps of
Patriotio Order Sons of America are cor
dially Invited. District President L. D.
Strous and other able orators will ba pres-
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