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THE MUSIC ' WORLD.
What Antonin Dvorak Proposes to
Do for the Art in America.
THE PBIZES FOR COMPOSITIONS.
rrogrammes of the irt Eocinly and Fast
lnd Club Last Week.
A LOCAL SUCCESS IN COJIIC OfERA
It will be remembered that the National
Conservatory of Music of America, when it
announced the encasement of Antonin
DTorak as its director lor the next three
years, signalized that important engage
ment by offering a series of liberal prizes
for the best American compositions in vari
ous forms, npon the merits of which the
new director was to be one of the judges.
The time at first set for the decision having
arrived, Dr. Dvorak has writen the follow
ing letter, which Secretary Edmund M.
Btanton sends to The Dispatch:
Sew Yore, Nov. L
Mrs. Jeannctte M. Thnrber. rresldont or the Na
tional Conservatory or Music or America:
Tho magnitude of tlie task devolving upon
rne or examining tlie MS. compositions sent
In after the promulgation of your project
for advancing the cause of music in America
by an awaid of prizes Tor American compo
sitions la so much gi eater than I was san
guine enough to expect that, if 1 am to de
vote to the task the time i equisite fora care
Jul reading and comparison or tho works
submitted to me, I shall have to ask thatthe
time mentioned in your announcement ho
I am sure that those most interested In
American art, especially in this particular
manifestation in its behalf, the composers
themselves, will be the first to recognize
the nred ol study and deliberation on my
part. If I am to hope for such good results
as. from materials at liana, tlicie is every
reason to believe may be attained. In thu
J- conviction I beg you will make known that
the outcome ot tho cencours cannot bo im
parted to the public until March 11 proximo,
lours very sincerely,
As.toxis Dvorak, Dhector.
To have the great Bohemian composer
now settled on American soil means much
to the cause or music throughout the coun
try. TVhat 2few York thinks of his coining
may be gathered from these fragments from
Mr. J. G. Hnneker's pen in the JSccorder:
Antonin Dvorak is a man about whom it
Is nafe to predict almost anrthinr.
Viewed at first as a comet in the musical
Armament, by his genuine genius and na
tive andacity he lias, in an age of petty mu
sical personalities, forged to tho Iront. so
that he ranks now as one of the greatest of
In other words, Dvorak is the compeer of
Johannes Brahms. Camillo Saint-Saens,
Teter 'j.sbaikonsky, Anton Rubinstein et
nl. To say this is to say much; besides, the
Bohemlam composer has a flavor ot his
own, which is paitly the result or his na
tionality and of his own very pronounced
Thomas aud Seidl have made his muic
popular, and his "Slavic Rhapsodies," wild
tone poems, h's famous "Scheizoa Caprlcci
osa," lor orchestra, and his truly bcautiiul
songs have all made Dvorakalmoataciassic,
o! at least a necessity in the repertory oJ the
, Of course .national coloring and rhythms
J?La ftlsrgo (tirs m his music, but lately lie
ias been quietly discarding such adventi
tious aids, and lias been making music in
the more universal t,ense. His is a stior.g,
virile mind, and ol the heroic stamp.
That his coming here will ntrcct our musi
cal lile -;oes w llhout saying. .Nut alone will
he teach composition and orchestration in
liis on inimitable fashion, but, as a vlvf ly
ing lorce, his influence will lie lar leaching.
Above the dead level of meuiocio musical
personages this Bohemian tout-is liko a
Kiaiit, ai.u .urs. xnuruer lias onco moie
proved ht-isclf a public benefactor.
What Dvorak's active duties will be is
indicated by his own words to a Herald re
porter: "My work for the next Tew months," said
be, "'will be almost wliollv dctotcd to tlie
composition class at tlie conservatory and
tho organization of a cho-m and orchestra
by whlcn I can ilhistriiv what I mean. It is
llfticult to teach symphonic composition
nlcss you can show with a-i actual or-
estr. vt hat is right and bat Is I ring. In
. Trague Conservatory we have 3M pupils
this ear mid quiio a respectable orches
tra from amoiu the pupils. With so Jarge a
number or pupils as you have in jour Sa
tlonal Conservatory it ouztittn oe an eusy
matter to organizs- an orchestin capable of
playing every kind of music. Our course in
1'iagne, hotvever, lasts for six years, which
1 longer than we cm gut: here, nna we le
urtut oar oichestra irom thu pupils in the
Inst three years only. I see no rrason why
ncshiiuld not have orchestral rehearsals
tnicoa vicekat which the pupils in compo
sition can hear illustration"-.
"As the number ol pnp'Is nlio may apply
for mv composition cias-es 1 know nothing,
o: course. I only tako voting men w ho show
decillcd pi-rmise In 1'raue I mid a class ot
eight, or whom two will be widely heard of,
l. eaily promise is any indication. If I get
even two pupils of genuine piomise every
cail shall be satisfied. Just at present
rheieseemstobea dearth ot rising coin.
jioets in i-ngland, France and Germany,
:ind I shall not he disappointed if the anm
is truo liei e. The bet e can do in tile c:ie
is ti teach people to love the best music that
can be played and to play it for them."
Even the acquisition of Dvorak has not
aj all sated Mrs. Turner's ambition lor her
V cherished conservatory. Since the burning
Bi "t-'ie Mptrosolhan Opera House she has
been more than ever deirous ot organiz.ng
again a truly National Opera, such as was
Jrom the first deemed the natural comple
ment to the National Conservatory. Sooner
or later the far-reaching plans ot this
plucky oman are bound to be realized.
The name of Jeannettc M. Thurber is not
unlikely to lead the list of America's mu
sical benefactors some dav.
An Evening IVIUi the Fine Arts.
The Art Society's one hundred and
righty-second reception drew to the Pitts
burg Club Theater last Tuesday evening a
very large number of the members and
their friends to look at Mr. Charles A.
Graham's interesting collection of photo
graps and autotypes and to listen to the fol
lowing attractive musical programme:
BEETHOvfcr, Andante In F.
Me. Caul Rettek.
Hevef-Beir, GnadcnArie ans Robert der TenfeL
Miss Lois Belle Cobv.
CaoriX. Nocturne Op. 9 N'o. S.
M'iexiawejo. Kuyawiak (Mazurka).
Mn. J. T. Irwix.
puir.G. March of tlie Dwarfs.
U'AG.En-UEv;iEL, Prelslled from Melsterslncer.
Mn. CARL KETTER.
Caiu. Bonn, Uober's Jatar.
K. DC lioVE.v. u Inter L.uiiaDy.
r". 1'aoloTost, Vorrel Morlre.
.Miss I.ois Belle Cokt.
Mn. J. T. Inwijf.
It seemed to be a delightful evening to
the cultured folk that thronged the cosy
audience room. The Art Society evidently
(.lands in favor with the best class of music
lovers quite as much as with those whose
interest is chiefly centered on some other
of the fine arts.
The East End Club's Concert.
The East End Musical Clnb made its sec
ond public appearance the first for the
present season last Friday evening at New
Orpheus HalL Bad weather and counter
attractions combined to limit the numbers
of the audience; some misunderstanding left
the hall cold and dark up to the people's
arrival, delaying things for over half an
hour and still other depressing influences
bore heavily upon both performers and lis
teners while they struggled tnrough the
Sanctui XltMa" Mozart
East Ld Mcsical olcb.
Mn. M. S. RoCEIIETO.
FopranoSolo..HelaKlnd. He is tiool..jraaunrf
Tenor Solo .. Celeste Alaa. rcroi
Mn. JOS. C. Bkeil.
Tlano Duett XendellsoTtn
MISS AOKES f.IDDELX, AND MR AUSTIN.
Lore Ju May (XVII Ontury Chant) lAftm
A5T V3iU D1UMUAK S.1.UU.
tenor Solo So(aler-,irea'
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Tempo at Galop.
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Explanation foe Uentxemex Extend left loot' to fourth position (arching instep, toe pointed to floor), step on same foot count 1; repeat with right 2; with left 3;
turn quarter round to right on ball of left loot and extend right to fourth position, facing partner count 4.
Ciianoe Hands Now, standing with right foot, return to place with same steps, ending with left loot in fourth position and facing partner count 5, G, 7, 8. Step one pace
to the lelt with left fool count 1. Cross right foot in front in fourth position count (Note At count of 2 raise hands, gentleman bending from the waist to the right.) Step
one pace to right with right foot count 3. Cross left foot-in front in fourth position count 4. (Note At count of 4 lower hands, gentleman bending from waist to left.) Step
one pace to lelt again with left loot count 5. Cros's right foot in front to fonrth position count 6. Step one pace to right with right foot count 7. Draw left foot back and salute
count 8. (Note The gentlemen will put right hand on heart when bowing.)
Second Pakt (gallop) Step forward with left foot. 1. Cross right foot in front of left, foe pointed to floor and hop on left foot. 2. Itepeat same movement to right, begin
ning with right loot count 3, 4. Itepeat this movement with left and right foot count 5, C, 7, 8. (Note Gentleman's lefP hand to lady's right for this movement, swaying
bauds and form uith rhythm of the step and music For next movement waltz position.) Galop (waltz position) Count 1, 2, 3, 4 to left, ending with weight on left foot. Galop
to right Count 5, 0, 7, 8, ending with weight on right foot. Repeat from the besinning of the galop movement to finish.
ODE TO COLUMBUS
Baritone Solol.t Mr. E. C. Grant
Tlie East r.nd Musical Club.
Mr. J. C. Brcll. Miss Acnes Llddell,
The depressing circumstances alluded to
ought not to have prevented the needed
correction of the programme proof, but
they did entitle the singers to receive more
sympathy than criticism. For this reason
no attempt will be made te review the per
iormance beyond referring to the particu
larly creditable manner in which Miss
Grace Miller's delightful voice and method
enabled her to triumph over adverse fate.
Nor can much be said of the "Ode to Co
lumbus," written and composed by Mr.
Joseph G. Breil. It is a clear case ot piece
(Voccation, written hurriedly for a particular
date and not a proper criterion whereby to
judge its author's ability. A pleasing "idea
appears in the beginning of the
solo number, "'Twas Midnight,"
but the extension and repetition
of the latter part wanders frqra that text.
Another pleasing efiect is produced by the
simple choral chords against slow arpeggii,
with which the coming of daylight is made
known. Outside of these points neither
the performance nor a subsequent examina
tion of the score disclosed ought to be
placed to the credit of the piece. The
other side of the picture, under the circum
stances, need not now be unveiled.
A Ccmic Opera of Local Origin.
It is more pleasant to turn to a brief word
about another new work of indigenous
growtlL A comic opera or rather a two
act operetta of the pattern lately in vogue
entitled 'Tiince for a Day, or the En
chanted Cobbler," has oeen written by Mr.
George C. Jenks an.l composed by Mr.
Jnhu Gcrnert. An orchestral rehearsal,
given the other day as a kind of "prdfes
sional matinee," revealed enough of its mu
sical quality to ground a prima facie ver
dict in its favor.
Details cannot be considered at present,
but the general efTect of Mr. Gernert's
orchestral score was undeniably good. It
does not pretend to rise into the higher
oneratic atmosphere. It is just such music
as has been most popular in the light operas
of the day. Without much melodic origin
ality, the airs are graceful and fluent. Thev
seem to be eminently "singable" and are
within the reach of the class of singers
usually found in such companies
The strongest point is the orchestration,
which is much more elaborate and ingeni
ous than in the other works referred to.
One ensemble number is built up and de
veloped in a fashion showing no little con
structive skill. Due variety in rhythm.style
and combination has been preserved.
All in all, Mr. Gernert's music is above
the average of its class, and, if that kind of
operatic amusement continues in its present
popularity, there is no reason why this
work should not meet with success.
rCotcs Struck on tho Cables.
Last night's London cablegrams contain
the following items for musical readers:
Sir Augustus Harris presented Wagner's
"Tristan und Isolde" this week at Covent
Garden. The work had been in rehearsal
for some time, but the company was rather
asciatc:) one, and tho opera failed to attract
thu crowded houses that aio seen during the
regular season. The only efficient parts
weio those ot Bispham, an American singer
who appeared as Karwenal, and Abramoff, a
Russian, ho sang as .Kino- 21arl;e. Both
made decided successes. Bisphain is Im
proving on tho good impression he for
merly made here.
Mrs. Mclba, tho Australian prima donna
made herdeoutas .rfiefaut the Coent Gar
den Opera llotise last night before a bril
liant uuuienco. Slioscoieda complete suc
cess, displaying unusual dramatic power.-
.-.. 0..vj... k,. uAiiuiujib jbsuus ox iter
studying with Tosti.
Miss Ethel Sharpe, ex-scholar of the Eoyal
College or Music, who appeared as pianist
nt the Crystal l'alace baturday concerts
last season, has lert for Vienna, havlnir re
ceived a grant from the council of the col
lese to enable her to visit the principal
Continental cities In order to extend her
C. TV. 8.
Crotchets and Quavers.
Papeeewski is regaining his health, and
expect to begin his second American tour
at San Francisco, December 8.
Mr. axd Jjns. Max Heisbich have been
giving song recitals a la Henschel Jn Phila
delphia tnd elsewhere with most marked
Miss Wbitsev White, or Detroit, a punil
of Mrs. Joachim, has made a successful
debut at Bechstein Hall, Berlin so the cable
Baid last night. . ,
Me. Astox Seidl has refused an offer o
sslWii'fei irnlilfatllii'- ilirVifi '"V irtr-?i ?tifiiTn1:lf---j-':S 'fc!JsitnillissnSlsl': ''-Ai
NEW OXFORD MINUET.
cOKFOSttD FOIt THE DISPATCH BT-C. O.
position is the same as in "Military Schottische. To beein. hold hands well nn. as in Minuet."
$10,000 a year to become conductor at the
opera liou.'O in Buda-Pesth. He means to
retain his American citizenship and it is
pleasant to learn of a likelv project for an
endowed permanent orchestra under his
Mr- William J. Hestdeesoit began last
Tuesday a series of 20 lectures on tho his
tory of music, at tho New York College of
Music. Mr. Henderson's lectures before tho
Pittsburg Art Society, on the ICMi and 17th
are nuniteel with much interest by local
lover, of the art.
The Uew York Philharmonic Club, or
which Mr. Euseno AVelner Is the director,
assisted by 3IIs3 Marlon S. Weed, prima
donna, will leavo New York for a Western
tour on November 10, returning the end or
December. Among other places ttffey will
give concerts at. Dnffrtlo,-Pittsburg, Colum
bus, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Chicago. Ex.
Mb. II. E. Kreubiel loetnred at the Brook
lyn Institute of Arts and Sciences a week
ago on the subject or "Chamber Mnsic,"
which he termed tho loftiest but least ap
preciated form or music, the aiistocrapy of
the art. Tho illustrations were played by
three world-lamousurtlsts, Adolph Jlrodsky,
Anton HeKklnguud Arthur Friedheira.
Op ltnbinsteln's appearance at the new
Bechstein Hall, Berlin, last month, a corre
spondent writes: "The programme con
sisted ot his own compositions. The Cyclo
pean tents of Rubinstein are on every musi
cian's lips. The ramous pedagogue Loes
chorn Insists that Ruhinstfin has not alone
retained his former technlc but added con
siderably to it."
Mn. ETrtELBEnTNEVirr, who will probably
come home from Berlin by the Jirst of tho
year if not sooner, has been busily engaged
in composition or late. Some new works tor
orchestra are now on his desk. The famous
Arm of Schott's Sons, in Mavence, who have
been printing Mr. Xevin's leccnt MSS.. have
written him to send them evervthinr lin im
written, and are now going to get out a com
plete edition ror Germany, Franco and Kus
sia. That means something.
Dr. Alexander C Mackenzie told an in
terviewer In London the other day that he
had not decided what works he would pro
duce at tho World's Fair, but that they
would probably be "The Rose or Sharon,"
Bethlehem" and another work. He
described "jssMilehcm" as being somothlng
in the stylo or the old passion or mystery
plays. He added that he hoped to gain some
usetnl experience in America that would
prove or beneflt,to his pupils.
Accordwo to an item now on Its travels,
Moody and Sankey have received over
SI,200,000 in royalties from the sales or their
"Gospel Hymns." Tho nccni-acy or the
amount may well be doubted. Bat the
known enormous sales or these sentimental
religious ballads reflect badly upon the state
ui musical culture among me people. Such
Soor specimens of any other art could never
ave attained that degree or popularity,
even with the aid of some equivalent to the
revival excitements that have boosted tho
The production of Verdi's Falstaff," to
occur in January at I,i Scala, Milan, will
oeyona a doubt bo one of the most inter
esting events or the world's musical season
oriS92-3. It is called a "Jyrio comedy" and
will bo the first invocation or the comio
Muse either by Verdi, still first or Italian
composers, or by Boito, the first of Italian
poet-librettists. It is said that there are no
grand arias in the new work, but plenty or
motirs and ensemblos instead. Whereby It
seems that tho venorablo Verdi has no In
tent of retracing the stops toward modern
ideals already taken In "Alda" and "Otello."
Mil Homei: Moose's article in Ifusio tor Oc
tober, entitled "The Women of Wagner's
Nihelungen," develops a vein o.' poetry and
lomanticlsm in stiiking contrast wltii the
philosophical and practical articles pre
viously contributed by tho same skillful
pen. Everyone has many sides'to him, but
in most cases only one or two are well de
veloped. Mr. Moore's verentllitv is remark
able. This last numbei or Music't first yoar.
by tho way, is one of tho brst yer. Tlionru!
portion ot itM make-up is better than when
so large an amount ot metaphysical maun
dering was being run in on the reader. Xi
it stands Jfune fills a lunction in the current
uiulhoui mn is ootn important and
The Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., has replied
to the published account or his recent ar
rest under the law against shooting "song
birds" In an open letter, partly
as follows: "I cannot help marvel
ing at tho keenness or ear or
the lawmakor who first discovered music in
ii robin. That man. In my oplnlon.-should
haven medal. I hope the game commis
sioners will take a part or mv fine to start
the lund. Tho man who can discover music
in the cry or a robin could doubtless find a
symphony or Beethoven in the movements
orn sand fiddler, ir given encouragement,
and I doubt not that such a man would suc
ceed at last in locating the lost chord In the
bray pi an -ass. Genius should bo enoour
aged." Amla paragrapher wonders If Mr.
U1A.UU km: vr mo initials or Arthur a. ulll
Setzs cents tr.rIour.ply linen collars.3,100
I v7 -i -w i vwuur omuuuciu ana
1 Olamond streets.
WILSOV, AETHOn OT TBI SASDrAFXB DiHOT.
At the meeting of the Executive Commit
tee Tuesday night Comrade D. H. Speer, or
Post 15s, was made Treasurer or the Central
Relief Committee, in place of Comrado H.
11. Bcngough, of Post 157, resigned. The
committee is now composed of Comrades
Thomas G. Sample, or Post 128; Joseph F.
'eely, or Post 1G2, and L. T. McGrath, of
Post 151, with Comrado Speer as Treasurer.
To the first three named all should apply
who coino nnder tho care or the Central
nolle t Committee. Tlio Executive Commit
tee deemed it advisable in order to koep tho
matter In bounds that persons going to or
iroin Soldiers' Homes were not entitled
to consideration at the hands of the Uelief
Committee. Transportation is furnlaheu in
all such cases by the State or National Gov
ernment. I; a veteran bo going to tho Erie Soldiers'
Home he should apply to the Hon. Thomas
J. Mewart, Harrisburg, who is Secretary or
the Erio Board. It an old soldier's destina
tion be a National Home, tho proper pel son
to whom to apply is General A. L. Pearson.
The object of the Central Relief Committee
is to provide transportation and assistance
to worthy old soldiers or their deserving
dependants who become stranded here.
Captain Bees' Funeral.
Comrade X S. Rees, or Post 157, who died
Thursday, will be buried this afternoon.
The post will turn out in a body to honor
the memory of this beloved comrade. Other
posts aie Invited to turn out. Post 157 will
assemble at tho post room promptly at 12:S0
r. M. The services will bo held in Asbury
Chapel. Comradrs W. J. Patterson, o. 8.
Mcliwaine, H. H. Bongough, A. II. Askin,
Wi lllam E. Long and H. L. llouurg will be
the pallbearers. The remaining three mem
bors of the quartet, whioh Comrado Rees
1 ed lor several vears, will render the music,
assisted by Mr. F. T. Becker, tenor.
Comrade Rees entered tho service ns a
musician in Company D, Thirty-second Ohio
lIantry, when 16 years of age. ne par
ticipated in all the eug&gements or his regi
ment till the close ot the war. He joined
Post 157 July 25, 1831. He ably filled the post
positions of Sergeant Major, Officer of the
Guard, Officer ot tho Day, Adjutant, Junior
Vice Commandor, Senior Vico Commander
and Commander. Ho served ns aldo de
camp on tne stan or too Department Com
mander, District .Inspector -mid as chief
mustering officer of the department. In
nddltlon to these honors Comrade Roes was
several times a lcpresentative to depart
ment encampments and was a representa
tive to the National Encampment held at
A Washington Club Reunion.
The comrades of Post S3, their wives and
invited guests were handsomely entertained
by Mr. aud Mrs. William Sterling, or 12 Bed
lord avenue, Thursday evening. Most of
those present about 100 were members of
Post SS'.s Washington party. ' They.ocenpled
the same cur and made quite a big congenial
family party. Tliur-ulay's reception was
in the naturu of a reunion.
Of the elaborate taolo decorations one
piece was especially Interesting. It was to
represent Fort Henry standing on n pile ot
locks raudo or sugar. Tho small cannons
were there and tho tort was complete in de
tail. Over tho entrance in letters or gold
was tho inscription. "Post 83. G. A. R." Tho
evening was a most enjoyablQ one for all
Department Commander Coming.
Department Commander. Taylor und staff
hy invitation will pay an official visit to Post
151 Tuesday evening, November 13. The
event will be celebrated by a camp fire at
oTItTFetlows' Hall, corner or South Eigh
teenth and Sarah streets. Posts of tho Grand
Army and comrades generally are cordially
invited to be present. It is expected that
tho Select Knights Band will furnish the
instrumental musio and tho Keystone
quartet, Messrs. Harris, Pittfleld, Finnerty
and McCloskev. the vocal music Distin
guished comrades from home and abroad
will be present and deliver short addresses.
Admission to the friends or ihe Post will he
by curd which can be procured fiom the
Eliall the Encampment Sleet Here? ,
A decisive step has been taken totfard
securing; the National Encampment of 1891
for rittsbure. ' The Conaty' Executive Com.
mittee met Inst Tuesday night and decided
to cull a meeting of the General Cominlttoe
lor Saturday, November 26, to consldor the
advisability of counseling with the citizens
iniogard to trying to induce the encamp
ment to meet in this city. Secrotary D. H.
Speer frill send out notices to this effect this
week to all the post commanders.
Comrade John Gbat, ot Post 83, Is reported
Nominations will take place in Post 250
next Tuesday evening.
Comrade W. A. CaMfbezl, of Post 88, Is re
ported as resting easier.
Three new propositions were read beforo
Post 83 last Tuesday evening.
Post 162 has a number of applicants for
membership to be mustered.
Post 155 mustered another recrnit In the
person or A, Corbloy Friday ev'enlng.
The sick of Post 162 are improving and the
comrades will soon see their familar faces
In the post room. r
Post 88 Is arranging ror its presentation of
the "Fall of Atlanta" at tho Alvin Theater.
The cast will be an excellent one.
Commander Laurel and Past Commanders
Adley and Smith, or Post 206, were welnomo
visitors at the meeting of Pust 151 last Tues
Post 162 last night a week received the ap
plication or Comrade John Fennlt. Last
evening tho application or Comrade Thomas
S. Taylor was presented.
Post 155 will give a series of dramatic and
literary entertainments in the hull on Grand
view avenue on Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday evenings, Decembor 22, 23 and 21.
The Widows and Orphans' Committee of
Post 151 was instructed at tho last meeting
to prepare as has been the custom for
several years the annual Christmas treat
tor the soldiers' orphans who come under
the post's Jurisdiction.
An open meeting was hold last week by
Post 162 in its handsome hall. Vocal and in
strumental music, recitations and speeches
nere the older of the evening. Comrades
and visitor were well pleased with the
W. R. C.No.22'8 entertainment, which was
to have been- given last Thursday evening.
was postponed on account of the death of
Mrs. Smlthson, mother of Miss Edith Smith
son, who was to take part in tho affair. The
entertainment will be given In Grand Army
Hall, Graudvlew avenue, November 25 and
Comrade D. A. Jones, Chairman of the
Headstones Committee or Post 151, desires it
stated that it is only for those who had been
members or the post or who aio buried in
the cemeterioa in whlcn the post holds ser
vices on.Memorial Day and that through his
committee applications lor headstones can
The National Woman's Relief Corps Home
nt Madison, Lake county, O., wilt be dedi
cated next Thursday. An interesting pro
gramme bus been arranged. The home is
deslcncd to shelter and support in their de
clining years soldiers' widows, -army nurses,
mothers of veterans and other women de
pendents or soldiers.
Colonel J. B. Clark Circle No. 11, Ladles
or the G. A. R., cntei tuined tho comrades of
Post 162 last Monday night at the old hall'on
West Diamond street. In the absence of
President Mrs. Schriner, who was ill. Na
tional PiesidenC Mr. Carrie V. Sheriff pre
sided. The hall was crowded. The evening
wnsenjoyably spent with recitations, songs
and instrumental music. Refreshments
Clark Circle No. 1L Ladies of tho G. A. R.f
was"insptcted last Thursday hy Mrs. M. a!
Smcck. A number ot Visitors were present
from other circles, and a verv enjoyable
time was had. A handsomely ..framed pic
ture wa presented to the circle by n mem
ber lor the Home at Hawkins, and a picture
of the Home was also presented to the In-
spectress uy me circle, until wero acKnowi
edged in neat speeches. 'After tho meeting
ull present adjourned to a restaurant for re
freshments. , Union Veteran Le?Iin.
Geseiial GeokoeS. Gallupe and Colonel
Zlej;lor havo been mentioned for tho next
colonel of No. 1. Either would make ad
mirable commanding officers.
National Commas der Tucker will make n
number of official visits to different encamp-ment-i
t)iis fall. .Ho will he accompanied by
several membors of his staff. His first visit
will be to Encampment No. 1 in this city.
Mart sons of members of the U. V. L. are
talking of forming an organization to be
known as the, Sons of the Veteran Legion.
Only those whose fathers aro memners of tho
logion.will boiellxible to membership. An
I encanfpment of at least 3,000 members could
be iormcu in tuts city.
The Ehtertuimnent Committor o( Encamp
ment No. 1 has ck i Ulrica armiue'iirutw lor
tliuopeu ii.n-t'.nt nn tlie evening of .Monthly,
November 11. In tho hall nn Sixth areuue.
There will be etUus, recitations, etc., by
daughters and e$ns of .veterans of th a
Legion. A very interesting time will bo
spcut. ' -v
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CHILDEEN ON WHEELS
Medical Testimony as to the Benefit
of the flicjcle Craze.
CORRECTING DEFECTS IN PHOTOS.
The Beating- of the Mying- Heart Made Visi
ble to the Naked tje.
NEW APPLICATIONS OP ECIEXCE
fWRtTTEK TOR TOE DlsTATCTt.1
E. B. Tamer, in considering the
question whether youns: children between
the ages say ol 6 and 12, should be allowed
to cycle, and, Jf allowed, how much they
may indulge in the pastime without in
curring the risk of injury, maintains that
tne subject is one on which no man can pro
nounce dogmatically or lay down strict and
invariable rnles concerning. AVhat for one
small boy or cirl might be merely healthy
and beneficial exercise, for another might
mean physical rnin. But while each case
must be judged on its own merits, one
fundamental principle must be clearly
enunciated, namely, that no young child
with any organic weakness, whether of
heart, Jungs, joints or nervous system,
should be allowed to mount a machine
under any circumstances whatever.
Setting aside such natural disonalinca-
tions, the exercise of cycling, promptly
rrgniated and adjusted to the capabilities
ot the individual, is unquestionably one of
the best forms of recreation that can be
partaken of by children of both sexes at an
early age. It develops the body, and the
self-reliance and resource entailed by the
management of a maehine tend to
strengthen and enlarge the mental and in-',
tellectual faculties. A few simple precau
tions, however, may insure good and avert
evil results. As to the age that a child
should begin: JJor most children six is
quite early, and even for some six is too
early. Great care should be taken in
choosing and fitting a machine to a young
rider; an old, ill-fitting crock may produce
deformity or disease. The machine should
be light, of course, the gearing low enough
to admit of a short crank throw (four inches
is generally ample for a child of six-or
seven), and the saddle and spring properly
adapted to the weight and size of the rider.
Most important of all is the length of the
reach. This should be quite short, and the
child should be able easily to touch the
pedal at its lowest, point, with the heel.
Nothing is more injurious than a reach so
long that the unfortunate boy seems to be
riding on a rail, Just touching the pedals
with the tips of his toes. A saddle too tar
back and hands too far forward will cause a
curved spine and a permanent camel-like
Two things that must be insisted on in
bnying cither a bicycle or a tricycle for a
young rider are that the peak of the saddle
should be two inche behind the crank axle,
and that the-handles, should be so broucht
around and back that the child can sit
perfectly upright on the machine.
can be onlv one result.
beyond the shadow of
1-, 1 I D I I I r- AT-SlftX 14-
in i JJJtE
bid for the trade in the departments above named. An immense as
sortment to select from, but goods won't last long with the price
marks we have placed upon them.
Do not be misled by flaring advertisements of the sensational
order. Our bargains are not merely on paper they are on the
counters as well. No misrepresentation, no exaggeration, but every
thing just as advertised That's the beauty of buying at ROSENBAUM & CO.'S that's the
whole secret of our crowded stores. Quality of goods can always be depended upon nothing
in stock that is not reliable and desirable.
READ THIS LOW-PRICE PROCLAMATION:
Ladies' last black fleeced hose 19c, selling
elsewhere at 25c
Ladies' fast black extra fine fleeced hose,
23c, worth 35c.
Ladies' all-wool seamless hose 18c, worth
Ladies' all-wool seamless hose 25c, worth
Ladies' real English fine cassimere hose
37Kc, worth 50c.
Ladies' real English line cassimere hose
36c, worth Goc.
Misses' ribbed imported fast black cotton
hose, sizes 0 to 6';, 15c, worth 2oc
150 dozen misses' imported fast black
ribbed hose, sizes 5 to 8, only 12c, north
81 dozen ladies' French lisle hose, boot
patterns, 37c, worth 02
A GRAND SURPRISE
IN STORE FOR YOU!
saie to-morrow (ftionaay; morning ac
stylish and perfect fitting every one
more to almost give away. Will you
1 , - "mtsmim' no
the distance the child may ride no absolute
rule can belaid down. Over exertion must
be carefully guarded against, and a sleep
less night anda distaste lor lood is oue of
the Indications that the system is poisoned
by the products of its own waste. It must
be remembered that excessive speed is more
injurious than excessive distance, and ex
cessive hill-climbing more than either.
, A,New Power In-rbotography.
At the exhibition of the Camera Club,
just held in Condon, If. Van der Weyde,
whose name has been associ.it ed with some
of the most beautiful effects ever obtained
in photography, exhibited for the first time
a remarkable machine which he calls the
"photo corrector." By this machine he
claims to be able to correct on the negative
such defects-as abnormally large hands or
feet, deficiencies in stature and other things
whieh so irritate the vanity of sitters.
Hitherto these matters have been lelt to
the operator, who has rerae lied them by
putting a small man by a very small chair,
so that be will Jook big by 'contrast; and
placing large hands and feet as far as possi
ble Irom the .lens. Hence the sitter has
had to be "arranged" in a most uncom
fortable position, and undereo physical
as well as mental torture. Mr. Van der
Weyde's invention enables the most minute
changes to he made in any part of the pict
ure. An eve can be made fuller or rounder,
the unshapliness of a nose can be modified
and the iulness of the cheeks can be
accentuated or diminished at the desire of
the sitter. It may-be doubted whether
photographers will show much alacrity in
availing themselves of an invention which
wonld seem to increase their responsibili
ties to such an appalling extent. Another
remarkable outcome of modern invention is
the practice of combining skies with land
scapes 'irom diflerent negatives, and the
principle is being applied to figure and
landscape work with truly remarkable re
sults. Tlie Disease of Prickly Heat,
The af-'ection known in hot climates as
"prickly heat" is not confined to the
tropics. Certain occupations induce it.
Fur example, cooks, bakers, grocer?, brick
layers and washerwomen hare it, aud in a
very painful and serious degrefe sometimes.
It is a non-contagious disease of the skin,
characterized by the appearance of small,
hard papules, slightly red, accompanied by
severe itching. The disease appears on
different parts of the body, but generally
on the front cf the forearms and hands, the
sides of the neck and the face. It is often
due to irregularities in diet or habits. The
best treatment is simple uustimulating food
and drink, and proper attention to the gen
eral health. A daily cold or tepid bath
should be resorted to. This affection is the
cause of thepeeling of the skin ot the hands
of some people in the fall, apart from the
effects of sunburn.
The Action of the Heart.
Jf. Marey, the French scientist, whose
investigations of animal movements by the
means of instantaneous photography and
the zoetropc are Well known, lias now suc
ceeded in rendering the beating of a living
heart visible to tne eye. It is said to be
possible by this new method to follow and
properly examine all the phases of the
tl TVtTT-ft T.lttlA Enrlv .RIsai-. pt ntll
I or biliousness, sick headacne, malaria.
This Presidential election week we
have determined to make the banner
bargain week ot the season, in HlKS-
IEKY, GLOVES, UMBRELLAS.!
nTRIMMOGS AND CLOAKS irresisM
ible values will be offered for the next
six days, beginning to-morrow Mon
day morning. Go to every other store
in the city, if you wish, then visit our
establishment and compare prices. There
You" will buv here,
a doubt that no other
COO pair ladies' gray, 8-button, Saede
Mosquetaire kid gloves, made to sell at $1,
our price 50c.
900 pair fine tan and brown kid gloves, 4
melal buttons, 65c, worth SI.
720 pair. 5-hook. Foster kid gloves, tan,
brown and black, 75c, worth 51.
THREE UMBRELLA SPECIALS.
250 twenty-sir and 28-inch English gloria
umbrellas, natural and gold and silver
handles, SI, worth Si CO.
300 tweuty-sis-inch best German gloria
silt, paragon frames, handsome French
wood, gold and -silver trimmed handles,
51 60, worth 52 50.
180 twenty-six-inch ncest German gloria,
paraxon frames, horned trimmed, extra
fine French twisted wood bandies, ?2, worth
Our Cloak' Department will resound with exclamations of astonishment
overthe low prices we are luckily enabled to name this week. If you want
a fashionable Reefer or Newmarket for considerable less than the cost of
manufacture, pay us a visit at once.
During the warm spell a few days ago our New York buyer closed out
680 Reefers and- Newmarkets at about half-price. Thev will be placed on
10 per cent aDove actual cost to us. Mind you, these garments are new,
worth double the "price rnirked upon it in plain figures. ' We have 680 and no
LOVELY FACES, S
WHITE HANDS. I
Nothing will" S
WHITEN and CLEAR 3
tne sun bo quickly as :
the skin bo quickly as 9
Tlia new rilarnTerrvfnrriit.S
boItIej and remoTing discoloration! from the en- 5
5 tide, and blsacbingaml brightening the complex-3
lon. In experimenting in ths laaadrywith s
new bleach for fine fabrics it was discorered that 3
5 all spots, freckles, tan and other discoloration! a
were qnickly remorod from tbo hands and arms 3
without the slightest Injury to the skin. The dis- 3
s corerr was submitted to experienced Cennatolo-
Heists and Physicians who prepared for as thes
H formula of tho marrclons Derma-Koralo. thxxe c
Snetih was anitiiixij like it. It is perfectly 3
s harmless and so slmplo a child can nse it. Apply 3
s at night tho improvement apparent after a single 3
a application will surprise and delight yon. It 3
3 quickly dissolves and removes the worst form of 3
moth-patches, brown or liter spots, freckles, 3
E blackheads, blotches, sallowneas, redness, tan 3
3 and every discoloration of thacntlcls. One bottle 3
s completely removes and enres theinostapKravated 3
s casa aud thoroughly clears, vrhitens and beautifies 3
gtho coinolexion. It has never failed itcaxxot 3
rAir.Sl- is highly recommended by Physicians q
S and Its sure results warrant ns in offering 9
i tfifs REWARD. Toassnro tho public of Its
ctDcJUU ... merits vre agreo to forfeit a
5 Fl vs Ilnndred Dollars cash, for any case or moth- 3
3 patches, brown spots, liver spots, Llacklieads.ngly 3
3 or muddy tkln,unnatuml redness, freckles, tana
e or any other cntaneons discoloration, (excepting a
birth-marks, scars, ?nd thoso of a scrof ulons or 3
B kindred natnre) that Dermi-Boyalo will not 5
g nnlckly remove and enre. Wo also ngree to forfeit 3
a Fire Handred Dollars to any person whose skin s
scan be injured in the slizhtest possiblo manner. 3
3 or to anyone whoso complexion (no matter hows
3 bad it mar be), will not be cleared, whitened, im- 3
3 proved and beautified br the use of Derma-Boyale. 3
3 Tut ip la clegsat "tyl I large elsMnnaee bottles. 3
3 Hrlce. 81. KVEUT BOTTLE OUAKAHTBED. 3
3 Derma-Royale sen t to any address, sa Wy packed 3
5 and seenrely sealed from observation, satedeiivery
a guaranteed, on receipt of price, 91.00 per bot-
3 tie- Send money by registered letter or money 3
s order with your rail post-office address written a
3 plainly; be snre to eive your County, and mention 3
5 this paper. Correspondence sacredly private, a
a Postage stamps received the samo as cash. 3
S -WlTMsTho DERMA-ROYALE COMPANY, f
Comer Haker sad TbflSti.
crcCEWATI, OHIO, if
PURE OLD RYE WHISKIES
From $1 to $1 0 per quart.
CALIFORNIA PORTS, SHERRIES, Eta,
At 50c a quart.
The Only Licensed
Drugstore in the City.
Successor to II. P. Schwartz & Co.,
WHOLE8AIX AUD ltETAIL DnVOOIST,
113 FEDERAL ST., A17LEGIIENT. PA.
Tel. 3010. Established 1338.
wd Sixth Ave.
for we know
house makes such a bold
500 pieces jet and silk edgings, the- bal
ance of an impoiter's stock, at 60s oa the
dollar; goods range
From i2c to 2.75.
Astraehan band trimmings, pipings and
edgings, our own importation,
372c, 50c, 60c to 75c a Yard.
These are very fashionable this season sad
onr prices are extremely reasonable.
Fur and gimp combination edgings and
insertings fall new) in coney, angora, beaver
25c to $2.50 a Yard.
510, 512, 514, 516, 518
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