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12 THE 'PITTSBTJRGr DISPATCH, SUNDAY;, JANUARY", 1889. I I. F. i. H i V, f- A variety of questions have been received during the week. The following, which came first, are answered: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS. E. U. writes: "A gentleman takes a lady to the theater. During the intermission a young friend comes up and engages the gen tleman in conversation. The gentleman who accompanies the lady almost turns his back on the lady, nor does he introduce his friend, saying it is not etiquette to introduce in public places. It seemed to argue a lack of respect to the lady." Indeed it was, but if a young lady goes alone to the theater with a young man with out a chaperone she lays herself open to just such treatment. She should not do it again. G. W. asks the proper way to present a letter of introduction. Call with the letter, leave your card and ad dress and wait to be sent for. 'May" asks: "Whose place is it to secure the cards for a fashionable wedding!" Always the family of the bride. In England the groom is cot allowed to pay for anything except the clergyman's fee and for the carriage with which be drives the bride away. Reader" atks: "Who should select the tnin isterto perform the ce remony bride orgroomr" Always the bride. Sbe is all powerful on the occasion of her wedding. "Lex Loci" writes: "I returned a young lady's bow, not recollecting who she was. My man ner betrayed m forgotfulness. as a third party afterward Informed me. I sent a note to tbe young lady apologizing for my stupidity. Should the not have answered my note, ac cepting or declining my apology?" In the first place, the young lady was un necessanlv observant. She should not have 'noticed the absence of recognition if you bowed. Secondly, the should have answered your note and have said that so "trifling a mat ter did not require an apology." You ask if we object to the terms "lady friend" and "gentleman friend." Decidedly. They are vulgar and repetitions. A WIDOW'S QUEBr. H. R. S. asks if it is proper for a widow to have her husband's or her own name on her visiting card. It is usual in this country for her to still bear her husband's name, but it is not strictly legal, especially if she has a daughter-in-law who bears tbe same name. T. B. C. asks: "If four men make a call on a lady with her three daughters, who have three ladies visiting them, making seven in all, should each man send nn a card to every lady, making eight cards in all?" This sounds like: "A man was going to St. Ives, He met seven wives, Each wife had beven sacks," etc As he has so much arithmetic he could prob ably solve this by the Rule of Three. "Ambitiouk" writes thus: "After my mar riage, waich was but a few months ago, I sent out cards for informal afternoon receptions (not teas) on a specified day of each week. Most of my callers are strangers to me, friends of my husband. I instructed my servant to an swer the bell with card receiver in hand. Was that correct?" Yes; entirely so. "When I return these cards shonld I send up my name and leave card in the hall?" It is better to send up a card, as servants make great mistakes as to names. At a large tea you would leave your card and a servant would announce jonr name as you enter. Al ways have jour address on your card. It helps the lady the next time she wishes to invite you. Another question: "When a gentleman who had been entertaining us with music in the drawing room arose to make his departure I was very much embarrassed to find mjself tbe only woman to stand up. A friend told me it was not the custom f or a w oman to stand when a man took his departure. Again, I was blamed when making a call on a husband and wife that I did not rise w hen the husband came in. I afterward arose when his father came in, by way of atonement. Docs age mako a difference in this respect in one's treatment of men? On another occasion I kept ray seat when a gen tleman who bad dined with us came to bid me good evening. Please tell me when to rise and Etand in the presence of gentlemen." Thareisnolawabout it, but we should Eay you were right when you rose to bid goodby to the gentleman who had been entertaining yon with music If you were the hostess you cer tainly were right, and again, it was proper for you to retain your seat when your friend's hus band came in. Again, you were right in rising when his father came in, as ace does entitle a man to these observances. You could not be expected to rise to bid your friend good night when he had been dining withjon, but it might be better to do so. These acts of politeness are entirely gratuitous on a woman's part, except toward high officials and old gentlemen. In Europe you would stand while the Prince of Wales or the Duo d'Aumale was speaking to you. A President, a Governor, a member of tbe Diplomatic Corps, in cities where official position is recognized, would expect a lady to rise when he left tbe room. A LESSON IN GOOD TASTE. "Saturday" writes: "I was talking to a lady the other day, and I put my hand on her aim to emphasize what I was saying. She appeared very indignant. Now, why?" It is not in good taste to touch a lady's arm when talking to her. Abroad it is considered tbe greatest insult to nudge the elbow, slap a man on the back, or in anyway to touch the person except to shake hands. "Mrs. Cornelia" writes: "I have sent cards to Mrs. Iddesleigh for my Wednesdays for three years. Sbe always comes to see me on Fridays Ought I to stop sending her cards?" res, decidedly, Tue persistent Ignoring of your day would seem like an insult. Although a card sent by mall is one recognized as an at tention, tbe distances, tbe engagements and the carriage hire not permitting some ladies to make all their calls in a great city, all rules be come imperative. No lady can fulfill all her duties in person. If cards are left on your day you mnst consider it a call. "Young Locbfnvar" asks: "If I leave a card for a young lady must I leave one for her mother?" Yon mnst leave one for her mother, and not one for tbe young lady, until you have been asked to the bouse "Mrs. Carleton" writes: "1 was admitted to a lady's bouse tbe other day, and then tbe ser vant came back saying it was inconvenient for the lady to receive. Should I be offended?" No. It was probably a message stupidly given, and badly translated by the servant. Servants make half the tnmblo in this world by not knowing what to say at tbe door. 'E. 0 de C." writes: "I have lately had occa sion to employ new people, and sent lately fora typewriter. She came to me, but as I descended to my narlor to greet her she didnot rise, but, sit ting in my best chair, allowed me to enter and speak to her without rising. She swung her feet and said: 'Well, you sent for mc, did you?' I thought this very rude, as it is not tbe way 1 am accustomed to be treated in mv own coun try. When I go to the telegraph office if a wo man clerk presides ebealwas treatsme rudely. A man seems to understand his business better. At a famous drygoods shop I presented my check, well known to the firm, and a young woman clerk refused it, sajing, 'Don't you know it's not good.' I went to the head of the firm, who was very much disgusted and threat ened to send her away, but I notice sbe is there yet. Is there no remedy m your great country for these bad manners?" BAD MANNERS INCREASING. We fear not Bad manners seem to be on the increase, for the young woman who came to look for typewriter work, in not rising was in excusable. She probably lost a great deal of good work and good pay by ber lack of man ners. As for the manners of the telegraph operators those at a certain hotel in New York are so proverbially bad that tbe company should interfere. The shop girls begin to be have better, as their employers find bad man ners too expensive. Tbe one thing a lady should flrmlv demand isrespect from all people. "Alice" asks: "Who called George IV. the first gentleman in Europe, and what is a gen tleman or a lady?" Thackeray savs: "There was only one reason why George Iv. should not be called the first gentleman in Europe, and that was because ho was not a gentleman. Birth does not make a man a gentleman, although it helps. Probably George IV. called himself so. 'I ain't no lady myself, but I can afford to have 'em as gov ernesses,' said a Mrs. Kicklebury on tbe Rhine. A lady is a well bred, well conducted, perfectly polite person, of birh, fashion, wealth and prestige, or she is all these, without the last lour, if she has good manners. A gentleman is ever patient, courteous, kind and honorable, whether he is a fashionable person or not. Some one calls politeness benevolence In trifles, the preference of others to ourselves. To be affable and fair spoken hurts no one. It especially would help the typewriter who came for work, and the shop girl. It would help every young man In this way through life. The perfect gentleman is be who has a strong heart under VJe silken doublet of a good manner, A friendly behavior often conciliates more than wit or brilliancy. Fashion is good sense, entertaining company. M.E. W. Sherwood. Social Events. Mrs. W. A. Davis, of the East End, gave a luncheon to a number of her friends last Thurs day. The "Jury's" invitations are out for their domino partv, to be held at Reineman's Hall, Allegheny, February It A small but very happy card party was nicely entertained last evening, by Miss Humphries, at her home on Penn avenue. Homewood. The Martna Washington Social held a recep tion at the residence of Miss Llllle Gazzam, Boggs avenue, Mount Washington, Friday evening. The birthday reception of tbe Lady of Ly ons Social will take place at Birmingham Turner Hall, Southside, Tuesday evening, Jan uary 29, 1SS9. Mrs. Alexander Matcbett, of Center avenue, gave a parlor concert on Tuesday evening. The proceeds were for the benefit of the Cen tral W. C. T. V. Cards of invitation are out for the second assembly of the season to be given by Messrs. Dolan, Gilmore, Dunn, McQuald ana Mahan, at Cyciorama Hall, Friday evening, February 8. The Art Social cave an entertainment at their hall on Tuesday evening. Among those who took part were Misses Minnie and Ida Presser, Moier, Messrs. Atkison, Vance and Denny Lyon. On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. William Graham celebrated the twenty-second anniver sary of their marriage at their home in tbe West End. A large number of their friends gave them a surprise and numerous presents. Avery pleasant evening was spent at the home of the Misses May and Vic Walker, of Sarah street, Southsiue, on Friday evening. Among those pi esent were: Misses CeliaHen nigin, Rosa Moll; Messrs. Flaxey, Rink and Joe Donaldson. The "Qui Vive" will give a private theatrical next Thursday evening, entitled "The Rough Diamond," and it will be a strictly private af fair. Among tbe participators are tbe Misses Morgenstern and Wertneimer; also Messrs. Aaron, Joseph, Grafner and the Feltenheim brothers. Mr. and Mrs, Percy Digby, the genial law librarian at the new Court House, were pleas antly surprised on Monday evening, by having a coasting party call at their home on Mc. Washington. Two hours were spent very pleas antly, and the party of young frieuds dispersed at midnight. A pleasant surprise party in honor of Master Sterling Shuff, was given on Friday night at his residence, S7 Alpine avenue, Allegheny. Among those present were Misses Jennie Hendricks, Mary Kuhn, Hazel Hendricks, Maud Walters, Maggie Miller and Masters John Porter, Joseph Kichart, Willie Kuhn, Fred Alexander, Vern Porter. Miss Lottie E. Heideger, of Mt, Lackie, at Woods Run, entertained a few of her friends Thursday evening. Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Heideger, Misses Letie Bothwell, Edna Bridge, Annie Minrencc, Jennie Fogerty and Messrs. J. Mullen, M. Ro land, C. Beattie, W. Miller, R. Marshall and Fred Smith. Tbo Carroll Club, of the East End, gave a progressive euchre party last Thursday even ing in their rooms in tbe Moreland Block, which was highly enjoyed by all present. There were six tables engaged in tbe contest The head prizes were won by Messrs. H.JI. Griffin and M. Lanigan. and the booby prizes by John Nugent and T. ConnelL Miss Laura Hannach, of Locust street Alle gheny, gave a pleasant little reception to her friends on last Thursday evening. Music and dancing were Indulged in by tbe guests, among whom were the Misses Rosenheim, of Balti more: Jiifs uarrie etern. ,isie jsiorgenstern and Misses Frank and Eiseman; also Messrs. Bert Floersbeim. Joseph Feltenheimer, Man nie Grafner and Laurie Frank. The Silver LearSociety, of Mt. Washington, held a skating party Thursday evening at Slater's rink. Among those present were: Misses Geo. Ashford, Carrie Naysmith, Celia Jessop, Jennie and Belle Naysmith, Nellie Ashford, Emma Turbett, Messrs. Wm. Nay smith, George Armiger, Charles Tite, John Strang, John Price, George and Harvey Erckaw, James Frank and Bob Jcssop. TheUpperhand Social gave a delightful re ception to their friends Thursday evening, at the residence of Mr. C, Minebau9, Twelfth ward. Among those nresent were Misses Alice B. Minehau, Lizzie- Moss. Annie Albacker, Minnie Cousins, Clara Bulger. Lizzie Bulger, Kate and Maggie Motts, Mr. and Mrs. George Christy, Messrs. Dan Motts, E. Sheridan, A. Blrtcleigh, John Reese, Willie Cloghleathcr, John Corngan. John Snores, Alex Locks and W. Shorps, and many others. An agreeable surprise was tendered to Coun cilman H. Steggert at his home. South Eight eenth street on Wednesday evening by a few of his many friends. Mr. and Mrs. H. Steg gert, Mr. and Mrs. A. Banner, Mr. and Mrs. F. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kearns, Mr. and Mrs. Cassidy, Mr. and Mrs. J. SteggertMr. and Mrs. P. Schlemitzaner, Mr. and Mrs. H. Schenk, Mr. and Mrs.V.Sahner, Mr. and Mrs. Ford, the Misses Josephine Traub, F. Kuramer, Ilojran, Louise Kuramer and Duff; Messrs. Friedel, Smith, Kunkel, Hogan, Laur and Joe Johnson. An apron and necktie party was given by Mr. Louie and Fanny Levltsky at the residence of Mrs. J. Cohen, Fifth avenue, on Wednesday evening. Messrs. Aaron Leritskv, Al Reeser, Harry Tapolsky. Sara E. Marks, F. McCarthy, Willie Beronstein, W. Eppstein, H. Htrsh, Abe Cohen, Harry Davi, Bcnuie Levine, Baker, Chas. Rosenthal, Albert Zugsmith: Misses S. Guckenheimer, Reiser, Bertha Zugsmith, Carrie Zugsmith. M. McLaln, Ray Levitsky, Stela Burkliart, Lizzie Rosenthal, Mary Mackm and Bella Bovrarsky were among the number present One of the most enjoyable events of the week was the farewell reception tendered Mr. W. B. Cox, of Bailey avenue, Mt Washington, on Monday evening, by the Silver Leaf Society, of which he is a member. Dancing was par ticipated in until a late hour. Refreshments were served at 12 o'clock, after which, in be half of the society Miss Carrie Beltzhoover presented Mr. Cox with a handsome gold headed umbrella. He received also a beauti ful scarf pin, a gift from Mrs. Naysmith. Mr. Cox left on Tuesday, in company with Ws father for Denver, CoL, for tbe benefit of his health. One of the pleasant events of the week was tbe delightful party given on tbe occasion of the wooden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Henry, at their residence on Locust street The following gentlemen and ladies were present: Mr. and Mrs. Dontbett Mr. and Mrs. J. Niland, Mr. and Mrs. W. Lawton, Mr. and Mrs. A. Trinkle, Mr. and Mrs. J. R Hartigan, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, Mrs. J. Donnelly, Mr. and Mrs. J, SKeiton, sr.. Mr. ana .-urs.jas. nueiton, jr., Air. and Mrs. J.Finnerty,Mr.andMrs.M. Finnertv, Misses M. Lynch, A. Connelly, E. Farrell, E. Finnerty, Messm. Wm. Sfcelton, J. Rice, Hoop ers, 8. Skeltnn. P. Henry, R. Donald, Brooklvn, N. Y.: E. Denning, Buffalo, and Miss Nellie Denning, Buffalo. An enjoyable progressive euchre party was given at the residence of Miss Minnie Yost, on Preble avenue. Allegheny, last Thursday even ing. Thohead prizes were won byMiss Mary Elchenlaub and Mr. Will Meese. The games were followed by supper and dancing. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hart man, Mr, and Mrs. Eckert, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lowrie, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Franz, Misses Tillie and Laura Grassal, Annie Woods, Laura, Nel lie and Lenora Hartman, Mary Elchenlaub, Annie and Emma Haubensak. Alice Matbews, Kate and Cora Lowe, Mollie Hughes and Cora Lowrie, Messrs. Will Lowe, Lou Weiderbold. H. Stauffer, Jim Thompson, Will EckertWill Weiscr, Ed Brahm, Theo, Yost, Theo. Hart man and Will Meese. A most delightful evening party was given on Thursday by tbe Misses Alston, of Lacock street Allegheny, in honor of their brother's birthday. Tbe large double parlors were beau tifully decorated for tbe occasion. Quite a number of well-known society people from both cities were present prominent among whom were tbe Misses Madge and Lizzie Mac NeilL Mary Jackson, Sarah Mullen: Miss Rodie Hendricks, of Wheeling; Miss Foster, Miss Birdie Rush, Susie MacNeilU Misses Van Horn, of Titusville: Miss Sallie Blair, of Al toona, and Miss Annie Jones, of Lawrenceville, s.nd Messrs. Charles Johnston, Lincoln Allen. James Adams. Joe Rlgby, J. Parks Blair, of Altoona; Matt MacNeill, Atkins Harry Culp, Harry Haines, John Alston, E. Danvers, Pyrce and J. Hamilton, Howells Jones, of Lawrence ville. "Sing, dance and make merry," was what Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Dempsey, of No. 12 Tunnel street said to a crowd of young peonle who gathered at their home on Tuesday evening last and took possession of the premises. It was a genuine surprise party, but it did not take the hostess long to recover her compos ure. During the evening the Lawrenceville Choral Club serenaded tbe party. At 12 o'clock the dancing ceased and tbe guests re paired to the dining room, where supper was served. Among those present were W. S. GemmelL Charles Marouls. Thomas J. Byrne. George Glover, Frank Fagan, Thomas Mo Clarren, J. Stokes. J. Doer. Thomas Mills, M. Kennedy, George Hager. John Lacey, P. 2ern, unines nang, r. iu ncneiyy ana wue, Mhses Nellie and Kittie Walsh Maggie Car roll, Mary Gallagher, Mary Joyce. Grace Monahan and Wedding Dells. Mr. E. Nesbit Aiken, of this city, and Miss Laura V. Burch, of Baltimore, were married Wednesday morning, January 23, at the resi dence of the bride's parents. The bnde wore a traveling dress of empire green with royal armor trimmings, hat to match. The couple left for their future home in Hazclwood. Pcrsonnl Gossip. Miss Keating, of the East End, is in New York. Miss Anna Biler, of Allegheny, is visiting in McKeesport, Elizabeth and Homestead. Mr. Lew Reizenstein leaves for the Eastern States and Europe on Sunday, the 27th. Miss McGregor, of Indiana, is visiting Miss Bessie Reymer, of Bidwcll street Allegheny. Miss Alice Oxnard, of Sheffield street, has gone to Florida to visit Miss Paul,at Grassmere. Mr. and Mrs. William L. Laffertv, of Shady avenue. East End, are spending tbe week in Philadelphia. Jii.'a Minnie McClaran, of Collins avenue. East End, has returned after a visit to friends at Indiana, Pa. Miss Pauline Weaver, of Covington. Ky., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. C. Mooar, of Jackson street AUe benv. The Slisses Marland. of Pittsburg, are visit ing their father, Hon. Alfred Marland, at tbe Leland House, Harrisburg. Miss Hettie Boyle, of Fifth and South Hiland avenues. East End, will leave for Florida about tbe first ot tbe month. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Creese, of Beaver Falls, Pa., have keen visiting their son and daughter, of Allegheny, Pa., for the past two weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arbutbnot and Mrs. Jonas R. McClintock, of tbe East End, are Snartered at the Hygeia Hotel, Old Point omfort Miss Tennie De Wolf and Mr. George De Wolf, brother and sister of Mrs. J. M. Gusky, will in future make Pittsburg their permanent place of residence Ed Zilliot and Jack Rafferty, of the Schmidt building, left last night for Beaver Falls. where tbev will spend Sunday with John McGraw, of tbeMerchants' Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. William Rissor, of River avenue. East End, who are traveling through Southern Texas and Mexico, will return to Pittsburg on or about May I. Dr. G. K. Dickinson and Mr. W. H. Dickin son, of New York, came to Pittsburg to attend the funeral of their uncle, Mr. Henry O. Dick inson, which took place yesterday at 2:30 P. M. BELLEVUE BREVITIES. William Marten has returned home from Cincinnati. MBS. A. Boclfeot has been quite ill the pasr week. E. H. Jones, of West Bellevne, Is in Grand Rapids, Mich. John Johnston has added a sew plumber to his force. It's a boy. Chabx.es Babbitt, of St Louis, is the guest of his son, S. a Babbitt. The electric road was idlo the fore part of the week for want of gas. Mbs. O. J. Hooteb has been under the care of a physician for several weeks past Nat. Wilson has been appointed constable of this place by tbe Judge of Quarter Sessions. Fred East arrived home Thursday evening from a three weeks' visit with friends at St Louis. Miss Agnes Johnston, of Lincoln avenne is visiting her sister, Mrs. Bingham, of Phila delphia. The Colonel T. M. Bayne Fife and Drum Corps will give a select evening party next Thursday evening. Rev. J. R Rise, pastor of the M. E. Church, West Bellevuc, will hold gospel meetings every evening till further notice. J. B. McCltbe, the electrician, was quietly married to Miss Ida Minor, of Baltimore, in that city last Thursday evening. Frank Woods, the contractor, who myste riously disappeared from bis home over a week ago, is still missing. It is hoped that no harm has overtaken him. A. D. Evans has resigned as Superintendent of the Bellevue Gas Company. It is generally regretted among tbe consumers here, as he was a proficient man in every respect Mrs. Joseph Blackmore, formerly of Bellevue, died at Beaver Falls last Monday morning, and was taken to Williauisport for interment The deceased had a large circle ot friends here, who will greatly mourn her loss. TBE Ladies Aid Society of the M. P. Church will give an entertainment and loan exhibition February 7, 8 and 9. Probably the most novel of these entertainments will be on the 8th, when the young ladies of tbe church will be dressed in costumes representing the different cations of the world. The Order of Tonti will hold an open meet ing next Thursday evening in the A. 0. TJ. W. Hall and Install officers. Prominent members from tbe city will be present at he installation services, and all persons attending will have a good opportunity to acquaint themselves with the objects of tbe order. TRI-STATE NEWS. Condensed Special Dispatches From Bar. rounding Communities That Are Tribu tary to Pittsburg. Leeciibukq is to have a new opera house. Typhoid fever is raging in and aboutLeech burg. Leechbubq ice men are sad. They want a cold snap. The new building of tbe First Baptist Church of Leechburg will be dedicated to-day. John Rudy, convicted at Lancaster of mur ing his father, was yesterday sentenced to be hanged. Nicholas Backus, convicted of man slaughter at Qreensburg, has been sentenced to the penitentiary for eight years. The branch road to the Armstrong Com pany's coal fields at Bagdad is completed, and work will be commenced on tbe tipples. John Eldred, who has a wife and two chil dred in Pittsburg, was found suffocated yester day morning by the gas from a blast furnace at Youngstown. Neablt 3,000 men were thrown idle to-day in tbe Lehigh coal regions by the suspen sion of all tbe Lehigh Coal Company and indi vidual collieries. John P. KLiNGENSHriH, of Leechburg, went to bis aunt's funeral at White Rock yes terday, and on his return was notified ot the death of his sister-in-law at Johnstown. Eight boys were coasting in Reading yester day, when the sled ran into a wagon, Clarence and Charles Heckman were probably fatally injured, and the other boys were badly bruised. Work on the Cornwall and Lebanon Rail road to Reading is to bo commenced shortly. The Reading Railroad yesterday afternoon laid Mot of tracks at Lebanon for the possible purpose of keeping out tbe new road, and a railroad war may ensue at that place. While John R. Lewis, aged 45 years, a rougher in Brown, Bonncll & Co.'s mills at Youngstown, was walking along the Pennsyl vania Company's tracks near here this after noon a passenger train ran over and killed him. His skull Mas crushed. He leaves a family. The diphtheria scourge at Emaus, a small town near Allentown, has numbered among its victims an eutire family, with the exception of one child. The family is that of Owen Sterner, who died a few days ago. Two children died before tbe father, and on Thursday night the mother and another child succumbed to the disease. A young child is the sole survivor of a once large family. Look at This. "We will offer for to-morrow only, from 8 A. M. until 6 P. M., 4C0 English melton men's overcoats, in three shades, medium weights, snitable for this season of the year, for the paltry sum of $3, 83, $3, $3, This coat is worth from $12 to S15 of any man's money. The reason we do this is we can't stand dull times, and to make things lively for to-morrow we make this grand offer. Remember this offer only holds good until to-morrow eve. P. C. C. 0., Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House. Hake your selections early from ur elegant lines of French challis, as many styles cannot be duplicated. Huous & Hacke. Freel Free! Freel If you are sick, do not despair. Call and be cured, free of charge, at No. 1102 Carton street, Southside. - , J MM WtjLudS Buou Thkatzb "The Two Johns" Orand Opera house "Fantatma" Harris' Theater "A Cold Day" jiu-Aijjuix ur juusiu rerguson aAiact's Co. Casino Museum .Curiosities, etc The abovo are the theatrical attractions for this week. . There is no reason to regret that the engage ment of Fanny Davenport is over. Pittsburg will survive if "LaTosca" never comes here again. A more detestable and injurious play has never been given upon theAmerican stage. It does not help tbo matter at all to say that Miss Davenport and Melbourne McDowell severally contributed some acting which was powerful and impressive. In fact "La Tosca" would do less harm in tbe hands of less skill ful actors. The principal reason that "La Tosca" was plaved to houses unusually large for the Grand Opera House undoubtedly was the fact that the news bad gone abroad that "La Tosca," as played by Miss Davenport and her company, presented a gross and minutely truthful picture of animalism. It is painful to think tbat immorality should give drawing power to a play, but it is nothing new. The photograph of the passion and blood thirstiness run riot wnich is all that "La To8ca"is aside from its undeniable claims as the handiwork of the greatest dramatic genius of our day, is happily new to the stage of Pitts burg. But it is easy to see tbat the success of "La Tosca" as a money-making vehicle Is likely to tempt other actors and managers with more cupidity than respect for decency to follow in tbe same track, and it behooves all who resent and dread wholesale attacks on tbe virtue of tbe people to lend their influence against this dangerous class of plays. There is more than a reasonably good text for the preachers in this subject, and I re spectfully commend it to their notice. V The many friends of Miss Lillian Snencer. who is well known in this city, and whose brightfletters from abroad have made her name familiar to Dispatch readers every where, will be interested in the following notice copied from Friday's New York Evening Sun: "At the residence of Mrs. J, Alexandre Striker, 229 West Fite--flrst street, last evening there was introduced a new idea for the delight and pleasure of the society world. The pro gramme announced 'Miss Lillian Spencer, drawing room entertainment consisting of uiaiuuwu recuauons in costume ana vocal selections, assisted by Miss Effie Stewart' The elegant drawing rooms were early crowded with distinguished society people. Miss Spen cer arrived in this country ten days ago from London, whero her novel entertainment was quite tbe rage. Her debnt last evening was, therefore, looked forward to with considerable Interest She sustained all the kind notices published about her in tbe London papers. She has dramatic talent of a high order, and at all times she charms and delights ber audience. It looks as though society has at last caught something which will prove a source of unfail ing fun for the winter season. It is understood that Miss Spencer has been invited to give her novel entertainment at several receptions to be held within the next few weeks." Hepbubn Johns. This Week's Attraction. A Boston critic- has found something new to say about "The Two Johns," which comes once more to the Bijou Theater this week, and in the lack of something better it is printed below; At the Grand Opera House, last night, before a large and enthusiastic audience, that very, very fanny piece, "Tbe Two Johns," was pre sented. This Is one of the few special come, dies that offer a continual round, from the be ginning to tho end, of real merriment, and keeps tbe audience nearly all the time laugh ing and applauding. Never before has it had a better presentation, and tbe many new things added make the piece an almost entirely new one. The plot, which is a deep one, never in terferes with the happy veto in which the piece is constructed, and things are brought about at the critical times in a manner that makes the detection and capture of a murderer and his accomplice most refreshing. The leading char acters in the piece are Philip and Peter Johns. Perhaps there are no actors on the stage so big, physically, as these two gentlemen, certainly none any bigger. They both tit) the scales be yond the SWpound mark, and theirmakeup be fore tbe footlights and natural appearances are so much alike tbat only one character of tbe largo cast an aunt, can tell them apart Every thing is turned upside down until the last act when the two large-sized cousins find them selves guests at a summer hotel and everything is set right The new and sparkling jokes and witty saytngs, pretty songs andfunny situations were heartily and deservedly appreciated. The famous Hanlon Brothers will present "Fantasma" at the Grand Opera House this week. It has come to bti known as tbe trutb, requiring no demonstration, that whatever the Hanions do or identity themselves with it is always a success. Indeed, these famous broth ers have never since their boyhood made a failure of anything connected with the stage, and their names alone attached to tbe play of "Fantasma" would be sufficient guarantee of its great worth. Fishek & Pendleton's company in "A Cold Day, or the Laplanders," will appear at Harris' Theater this week. There is just eifongh plot in it to string together some broad dialogue, dancing and singing of a variety character, and very farcical. There are some novel effects of stage tricks, traps and costume, which will doubtless be relished by large audi ences. The niece includes Dutch recitations by John W. Ransome. At the Academy of Music this week will ap pear Ferguson & Mack's European Celebrities, an organization that includes many stars of the first magnitude. Among these is M'lle Jenna, one of the few experts upon the horizontal bar. Tbe Tudors "Combat Dance" is one of the best things on the variety stage. Joe Hayden and Queen Hetherton, James DHks and Master Balzac are other notables in the company, Clustering around the picturesque and seasonable Woolly Girl there will be a new group of star curiosities at tbe Casino Museum this week, in addition to a change of bill on the stage. Echoes of tho Stage Miss Lillian Bubkhabt, of this city, ap peared In Baltimore, Md., in the Academy of Music, on Wednesday last Sbe appears to have made a most pronounced success. Pickwick, prior to the breach of promise trial, is the subject of a new comic opera by Burnand, of London Punch, and Edward Solo mon. It will soon be produced in London. Miss Davenpoet did not appear last night her doctors advising her to rest. Sbe has been seriously ill all the week, and showed great nlnpV t.n nrt at. nil nffpr TtiorIova ovnA...AA And so, after all, the wild talk about the Fifth Avenue ushers wearing kilts during the "Macbeth" run was only an advertising guy shrewdly devised and worked by Business Manager Joseph Reynolds. Emma Sheridan has rapidly adapted her self to the requirements of the Shakespearean roles which she is playing this season for the first time in ber career. Her Ophelia and Lady Anne are especially found worthy of commendation by the critics along T. W. Keene's route. While Pittsburgers have to be content with stale and unreliable rumors aboutnew theaters to be built the new opera house at Tacotna, Wash. T., is well under way. It will seat when completed L200. Tne stage will be 70x42. Tim building was designed by Architect Wood, of I Chicago, and is to cost $100,000. Manaoeb P. Haebis, of this city, has con clndednegotiations which will give him a thea ter in Washington, having purchased property on Ninth street where he will at once com mence the erection of an opera house, to be conductetfas a first class combination theater, and to be ready by the beginning of next sea son. Mb. Wilson Babbett has been fined 5 and costs at Leeds, England, for keeping fast closed during time of performance some of tbe exit doors at his beautiful Grand Theater. It would be an entirely good measure if our thea ters were subject to similar supervision. The precautions against a panic in the city theaters are not always properly attended to. THE New York Dramalie Mirror is the new title of the exoellent paper published by Har rison Grey Fiske. With its change in name a change In type and the size and the arrange ment of tbe paper has been introduced, All these changes are improvements, ana tbo JDramattc Mirror more than ever is entitled to tbe credit of being the best theatrical paper ever published in America. Manager Wilt was surprised last evening by the receipt of a note signed "Fanny Daven port" and inclosing a check for 300. Miss Dayenport wrote! "Believe me I appreciate tbe disappointment my non-appearaiee has been to you. I want to thank you for your gen erous conduct and willingness, for bad you been more exacting I should have been more regretful. Please accept inclosed with my appreciations.'' Lies, the new" weekly of New York, says: The continuous and growing prosperity of the spectacle of "Kyrley and Corapottra" at Palmer's Theater, of which the dally papers have had so much to tell us, has, I am gratified to note, rendered it possible for Mr. Abbey to afford the addition to his cut of Mme. Theo dora de Gillert who is, as everyone knows, tbe most expensive danseute in America. The Mirror says: A. R. Cazauran is now con fined to his bed and drawing gradually toward the end. His hold on life, con-idering his age and the nature of his illness, is astonishing. He still takes an active interest in theatrical hap penings, discussing them with all his old brill iancy and vigor, and for light diversion he reads Greek tragedies. He has a loving and expert nurse in his devoted wife, who is con stantly at nis Deasiae. George S. Knight is reported to he recov ering rapidly from the nervous prostration, which not long ago compelled him to rest at his home in Orange, N. J. Mrs. Knight in forms the Dramatia Mirror tbat be went to see a matinee performance of "Partners" there recently tbe piece which he would have been playing in Australia under Williamson's man agement at this time, had'not illness prevented. Everybody will be glad to hear of the improve ment in this popular and clever actor's condi tion. Manager C, Dondas Slater, of the Gaiety Company, is an extremely lucky in dividual. About a month ago be accidentally ran across a man who bad a cana'ry that whistled "Yankee Doodle." He bought it for the sum of 5250, ana since tbat time has drawn $0 a week by allowing .it to be exhibited in museums, bis only expense comprising tbe hire of a boy to whom he gives tS, a week for taking care ot tbe bird. Mr. Slater has engaged the teacher of the bird to teach several others. Stuakt Robson will begin bis tour as an in dividual star under the management of William R. Hayden about October 1, in Steele Mackaye's written-to-order romantic play. The scene is laid in Spam in tbe seventeenth century, and Mr. Robson's character is a quaintly humorous one drawn, we are told, upon Shakespearean lines. The scenery will be painted by Phil Goatcber. The new play and Tho Henrietta" will compose Mr. Robson's repertoire, and the tour will extend to the Pacific coast. Frank Mordaunt or M. Kennedy will probably be seen in Mr. Crane's role in "Tbe Henrietta." Nth Crinkle, in a criticism on Mrs. Lang try's Lady Macbeth in tbe Dramatic Mirror, sums up as follows: The chief and notable pecnliarity of the performance on her part was what we now call "naturalism." Much of Lady Macbeth was presented with a French tone of subdued realness that was almost col loquial. It was divested of the high-stepping, tragio histrionism of the old school. The em piricism of ancient declamation was at times wholly disregarded. She read the letter very much as an intensely Interested woman would have read it without enforced gesture or grimace or exaggeration; but with an earnest purpose, a deep significance and a mental strain apparent in her manner. So also the sleep walking scene. The "Crystal Slipper," or Prince Prittiwitz and Little Cinderelle," the success of which has been one of tho prominent features of the theatrical season, had its 275th performance last Friday night at tbe Chicago Opera House. The theater was, of course, crowded to tbe door, and the presentation of the play was more than usually brilliant Robert E. Gra ham, Eddie Foy, Charlie Warren, Tom Martin, James E. Sullivan, Harry Kelly, and the Misses Margaret Fish, Topsy Venn, Daisy Ramsden, Katharine Howe and Babette Rod ney, who sustain the principal roles In the ex travaganza, were at their best according to tbe Chicago press; and the immense ballets, in spiriting marches, and gorgeous ensembles, were never seen to better advantage. The re ceipts were something over $1,800. A very artistic souvenir was distributed on the occa sion. The "Crystal Slipper" comes to the Bijou at an early date. "Mb. Crane and I," said Mr. Robson two 'days ago, "will play our last engagement together on any stage at the Star Theater in tho spring. To be precise, we open there April 15, and have arranged to stay four weeks. The Henrietta,' of course, will be performed all the time. It thenceforth becomes my exclusive property, subject only to Mr. Bronson Howard's royalties, and I intend to use it largely during my next tour as a star single. It has been printed some what widely tbat Mr. Howard is likely to pre sent a legal objection to my sole use of bis play, but I am at a loss to know how such a rumor originated. There is not the slightest basis for the report Mr. Howard is as upright and as exact in bis business affairs as he is clever at play-writing, and I am satisfied that, even if there was a technical ground for an objection on bis part he would not put one forth. I may add that he is of tbo belief tbat the play will be well taken care of in my bands, since ho is ac quainted with my plans and heartily endorses them." With absolutely no bint from Mr. Robson as to tbe actor's identity, the writer of this hazards a guess. There is no better char acter actor ot our day, no cleverer comedian within certain limits than Mr. Frank Mordaunt He would fill Mr. Crane's place with credit, it is certain. And it is within the bounds of prob ability that he will. The DramaHo Mirror tells the following story about tbat charming actress and writer, Selina Dolaro, who died a few days ago: Last summer Madame Dolaro put one of the strong est and most original of ber plays Into the form of a novel, called "Bella Demonia." The work occupied a good deal of time and labor, bat ber diligence was rewarded by tbe opinion of dome sound literary people that she had turned out a capital story. Later on the manuscript was submitted to Cobnel Cockerill, managing edi tor of the World, who approved and agreed to purchase, it for a good round sum. Soon after, wishing to make a few trifling alterations in tbe story, Madame Dolaro visited tbe World office and asked for her manu script Search made in the receptacle to which it had been consigned revealed a some what startling fact It was missing! How it disappeared and what became of It is still an unfathomable mystery, as the World does not keep an office cat This misfortune was enough to crush the spirits of any woman sim ilarly placed, but Madame Dolaro put -a char acteristically good face on tbe matter. Hav ing no duplicate copy she started In immedi ately to write the novel afresh to go over the old ground and restore 60,000 lost words! Even J. if. Hill could not cite a more striking in stance of cheerful, imperturbable equanimity. The rather ungrateful task was completed a few weeks ago. Good fortune has speedily crowned the work. The editor of Lippincotls Magazine read it and bought it at once, pay ing a larger price than thaWorld had agreed to give. B. P. O. Elk Motes. Charles Bbtjenino now belongs to No. U. Mr. H. Miller took the horns at the last meeting. Upfeb Sandxtskt Lodge No. 83 gave a ball and supper on the 24th. Bbotheb Habpeh, of Cleveland Lodge No. 18, visited here at the last communication. Bbotheb Willaed, of Boston Lodge No.10, was here last weekasMiss Davenport's managr. Brother Shields, of Cincinnati Lodge No. 5, visited Pittsburg at the last communication. Bbotheb Donnavant, of New Castle Lodge No. 60, Is lying very dangerously ill at his borne. Bbotheb Swabtwood is out hustling for ads. for the ladies' programme for the eleventh annual benefit Bbotheb Gazzole entertained a number of his friends last Friday evening at bis resi dence in the city, Manaoeb Will 0. Petbie, of "The Ruling Passion," is now a full fledged Elk, having joined Indianapolis Lodge No. 13. Brother Sweeny and Brother 'Nugent of Lawrence Lodge, Massachusetts, were both in the city last week making arrangements for Murray and Murphy at tbe Bijou next month. Pa sr Exalted Rulers Blackford and Miller, ot New Castle Lodge No. C9, have, been in town the past two or thiee days. Brother Charles Haubacb, of No. 69, has also been in town the past week. Bbotheb Nick Engle, of New York Lodge No.1, was in the city for four days last week,the guest of Brother LewMoore. He was royally en tertained by tbe boys of No. 11 and the Key stone State Fishing Club. At a meeting of Now York Lodge No. 1, B. P. 0. E., January IV A. C. Moreland arose and called for Brother Robert Duncan. Mr. Dnncan, who is one of Manager J. M. Hill's lieutenants, stood np, expecting some committee business, when Mr. Moreland presented him with a leather packet Mr. Moreland said tbat the Elks tendered him the badge of the order for meritorious services. Tbe badge is of gold, beautifully cbased and appropriately inscribed. The same evening Annie Pixley had a similar compliment bestowed upon ber, and Manager Hill was made a life member in compliment for what he had done for the order. Go to Hauch's for fine umbrellas; lowest prices. 293 Fifth ave. . wrsu Impobted Westphalia sausage Just re ceived by Henry Daub, 710 Smithfield st. A resume of the Commandership fight in the Pennsylvania Department. The contest for the Commandership is al most in an undefinable shape, owing to en tanglements tbat have arisen unexpectedly. It has been conceded for some time by Grand Army men high up in authority and information that the Northwestern section was entitled to the Commandership the current year provided that section could unite upon some comrade for the positipn or approximately unite. Until recently it was supposed that this section had united upon General McCreary with the exception proba bly of Corry and Bra'dford. Bat tbe union ap peared to be strong enough to be a go and many comrades some time ago accepted it as a finality tbat the Northwest had matters in shape to carrv off the honors. Rnmors became circulated, however, that the Northwest was by no means united in fact that there existed a serious; division in that section. A re sultant consequence was tbe candidacy of Assistant Adjutant General Thomas J, Stewart Now if it transpires tbat tbo rumors were based upon facts, and in consequence thereof Stewart's candidacy be came a necessity, tbere is no doubt but tbat be will be elected by an overwhelming majority. If, however, it is made apparent at the conven tion that the Northwest is united, even with tbe exception of Corry and Bradford, and that the rnmors had nn foundation in tact then there will be a bitter .fight, for many prominent comrades who would like to vote for Stewart are committed to the Northwest as a section conditionally. It will require very excellent management to have the Commander elected tbe current year without disturbing a much desired harmony between tbe sections, and it behooves every comrade to be careful of what he says, and to keep cool and undemonstrative. It is apparent that McCreary's lieutenants have been indiscreet in some particulars, and by too much "talk" have injured his prospects to an extent tbat is not yet known. Unpleasant and many times untruthful, things are said about candidates, and the best way to treat such matters is to ignore them in toto and they will prove a boomerang to the parties circulat ing them. He who keeps cool and follows the line of trutb, fortified by an energetic and loyal following, will be successful undoubtedly, provided he makes no combinations simply as a matter of courtesy. It is quite evident that tho situation is not at the present writing very clearly defined, a fact which is sincerely re gretted by quite a number of prominent Grand Army men, who consider tbe welfare of the order paramount to personal desires. Looking to tbe Future. The members of Post -idi, of Duncansville, Pa., unanimously adopted the following resolu tions, which will be brought before the en campment at Erie: Resolved, Tbat Post 4G5 respectfully asks the Department Encampment to appoint a com- jmittceupon thefntureof the Grand Army of tbe Republic to ascertain facts, and to learn what Is the expectation of each post of this de partmentas to its own continuance; and to learn what is tbe opinion of each post about means of snstaining those posts which may be come depleted by death, or by tbe failure of physical and financial ability among the com rades, and to report to the next encampment: this committee to Include in their investiga tion and report upon the matters of suspension for non-payment of dncs, payment of funeral expenses, number required fora quorum, num ber of post officers vital to a post and tbe ques tion of the relations of tbe Grand Army to tbe sons of Union soldiers. Resolved, That the representatives of this post are instructed to urgently press fur atten tion to this matter. Rev. Owen Hicks, Commander. James W. Adams, Adjutant A Home for Soldiers' Mothers. At a recent convention of ladies of tbe G. A. R. a committee was appointed to raise funds to build a home for mothers, wives and widows of permanently disabled soldiers. By corre sponding with superintendents of almshouses it was ascertained tbat tbe number contained therein was in itself beyond the strength of the organization. Various methods have been discussed by and with persons of influence in the State. The best of which are embodied in a bill recom mended by tbe Board of Public Charities and presented to the Legislature by Mr. Marshall, of Allegheny, to provide for tbe relief, main tenance and ciothingot indigent widows, wives and mothers of deceased and permanently dis abled soldiers at a rate not exceeding 5150 per person per annum. This amount Vill barely furnish home comforts All luxuries and extras will be provided by ladies of the G. A. R. Efforts have been made to amend tbe bill making hospital matrons and nurses eligible, but fearing to endanger the passage of the entire bill, the amendment will hardly be accepted. The Wilkinsbarg Novelty. The Young Ladies' G. A. R. Aid Society, of Wilkinsburg, held a new and quite a novel entertainment in the school hall on Friday evening. The novel feature consisted in each young lady furnishing a lunch box and wear ing a necktie of a spotted design, and if a young or old gentleman wore a tie similar in design or color then tbe gentleman had to for feit 81 for the box. After all the boxes were disposed of the enjoyment was to see tbe ladies who were left in possession of a box and no gentleman in the hall with a necktie similar to hers. Tbo entertainment was great, and the society realized a snug sum. Miss Lottie Stevenson was the central figure of the oc casion. California Circle Lndles G. A. It Harry Billingsly Circle Ladies of the G. A. B, was Instituted at California, Pa., on Friday evening by Mrs. Emma Douglass, National Chaplain, assisted by tbe National Secretary. Tbe following officers were duly elected: Presi dent, Miss Annie Ebermann: S. V. V., Mrs. C. L. Whitsett; J. V. V., Mrs. Bissie Hart; Secre tary, Mrs. Annie Billingsly: Treasurer, Mrs. H. J Shallenbcrger; Chaplain, Mrs. Sadie Mc Kenna; Condnctor, Miss Lulu Whitsett: Guard, Mrs. S. Marshall; Council of Administration, Airs. F. Arnold. Mrs. A. D. Wilkin, Mrs. Bine Ward. Tbirty-seven charter members and four comrades of tbe Post were obligated. Grand Army Whisperings. Reception of Post 210 Friday evening, Feb ruary S, at Penn Incline resort Tuesday, August 27, is the date of the Na tional Encampment which will be held at Mil waukee, Wis. Friday, February 22, is the date of the third annual encampment of the Union Veteran Legion, Altoona. Jefferson Davis is still able to attend tbe reunions and the banquets of the ex-Confederate soldiers. Sometimes comrades who dig a pit for another comrade to fall into, find themselves in full possession ot the pit True comradeship in tbe Grand Army of the Republic consists of gennine and honorable treatment of every comrade. Tuesday and Wednesday. February 12 and 13, are the dates ot the Department Encamp ment which will be held at Erie, Fa. The naval battle in Milwaukee harbor dur ing tbe National Encampment of the G. A. R. wUl cost alone, it is said, over $100,000. The rate of transportation to tbe Altoona encampment Union Veteran Legion, will be full fare going and one-third fare returning. Dubino the Jast three months of 1S83 the Philadelphia G. A. R. Posts expended in char ity $2,700, relieving 167 persons, of whom some 60 were strangers. I accept the .sentiments as expressed in "Whisperings" (last Sunday's Dispatch), as to the right motto for every Grand Army com rade to adopt Major W. H. Tyson,Command er Erie Soldiers' Home. Thebe are 35 Grand Army Posts in Philadel phia with a membership in good standing of 7,831. On the suspended lists are about 200 names, making tbe total Philadelphia member ship approximately 8,100. Jue Advisory Committee on the State of tbe Union Veteran Legion will meet at national headquarters (which will be temporarily es tablished at tbe Logan House, Altoona) on Thursday, February 21, at 9 o'clock p. M. Past Commander H. H. Bengough and Cor poral Tanner appear to have tho call of the Grand Armv posts for tbe positions tbev are Jseeklng, respectively Pension Agent at Pitts- ton. Comrade G. B. Hotchiok, M. D., late Bur geon First Pennsylvania Reserve Calvary, and a prominent member of Post 465, located at Duncansville, Pa., is a candidate for Medical Director of the department He already has considerable of a following. The following Pennsylvania comrades have been spoken of as successors to Commander in Chief Warner: Samuel Harper, of Pittsburg: Cbill W. Hazzard, of Monongabela City, and J. P. S. Gobin. of Lebanon. Each of them is a Fast Department Commander. Post 117, East End, nndcr the commander ship of George H. Ladley, is to be congratala- L ted on tbe healthy start it has gotten for tbe I mmunt v.,. I7iv. annlt..tlAna fn. mnmtlAr- ship were received at the last regular meeting and four more are expected at tbe next meet ing. Post No 2 of Philadelphia leads tbe depart ment numerically, notwithstanding a loss last year by death of 13 confrades. Her membership is 643. Post No. 68 of Harrisburg. with 625 comrades, stands second. Anna M. Ross Post No. W of Philadelphia, with 595 members, is third. The Dakota veterans have had a bill intro duced into the Territorial Legislature for the establishment of a Soldiers' Home, the cost of which is estimated atS60,000. Several places are urged for its location, but the Commander of the Department of Dakota, G. A. R., recom mends Hot Springs, in the Black Hills. The National G. A. R. Pension Committee met in Washington lastweek. All the members were present Chairman George S. Merrill, Corporal Tanner. John S. Kountz, John W. Burst and Richard W. Blue. The primary ob ject of the meeting was to consult npon what could be done, and to ao it to influence Con gress to enact desired pension legislation before adjourning. V81Q8 VETERAN LEGION. The members of the legion are takingallvely interest in tha approaching National Encamp ment Tbe following order was sent to all the encampments last week: Headqiabtxbs Unios Veterak Legion'. GKW, 1 nraui, t 21, 1389. J 138 VlFTn Avium, rrrTSBUBG, rx., January General Orders No. II. I. As heretofore announced, the third annual encampment, Dnion Veteran Legion, will be held at Altoona, Pa., f cbruary C2, I8S9. The business session of the encampment will convene in St. John's Hall on Friday morning at 10 o'cloctc. II. national headquarters will he established at the Logan House on the evening of February 21, and in order that tbe roll may be properly pre pared, delegates will, upon their arrival, report to the Adjutant General. The Advisory Committee on tbe state of the Le gion will meet at the national headquarters (Logan House) at 8 o'clock P. M., February 21. HI. The Committee or Arrangements appointed by Encampment o. 17 will mall to encampments the names, locations and rates of the several hotels, and such other Information as may be deemed necessary. IV. Arrangements have been made through the Passenger Department Trunk Line Association for reduced fires over all roads: being lull fare going and one-third fare returning, the rates and manner of procuring reduction belnir fully ex plained In circulars from the New York ana Chi cago offices. V. Encampment No. 23 was mustered at Dennis ton, O., January 4, 1883. by the National Corn minder. James A. McCurdy. Colonel, Com mander: Mathias DeLong. Adjutant. VI. The fallowing comrades have been added to the Advisory Committee on the state of the Legion: UeorgeL. Young. Encampment No. 13, vice W. I). Feidler, deceased: Samuel A. Auld, Encampment No. 33. By Command. A. L. IIauson, National Commander. JOHN H. 3UOET, Adjutant General. Veteran Legion Notes. Encampment No. M will be mustered at Wilmington, DeL, by Sr. Vice National Com mander Miller on Wednesday evening next A number of tbe encampments will arrive in this city on the night of February 2L and accompany tbe delegates from Nos. 1 and 6. About 300 will start on the 8 A. M. train. Among tho delegates tbat will be in attend ance from Iowa will be Hon. J. R. Read, Chief Justice Supreme Court He will stop in this city for a day or two and be theguest of Gen eral A. L. Pearson. The delegates and representatives to the National Encampment will be received by the Mayor of Altoona. A parade of all the civic organizations will take place In honor of their visitors, and in the evening a grand banquet will be given. Encampment No. 1 has about completed the arrangements for furnishing their new halls and library on Sixth avenue. No ex pense will be spared, and it is said they will be the finest balls in tbe State. They will be thrown open to the public gome time during tbe last week in March. TOE INDUSTRIAL LIFE AGAIN I Prompt Payment of Insurance. To the Industrial Life of IndlsnapoUj. Branch office, room 4 McCance lilocfc. Gentlemen Please accept my sincere thanks for your promptness in payinsr the claim in full, on the life of my son "Will iam, who had only been a member of your company about six months; yet, notwith standing this, and the absence from the city of the general agent, Walter Howe, the full amount of the claim (220) was imme diately paid, upon the recommendation of Agent Fred Leppla. I would therefore recommend all persons wanting safe industrial insurance to insure at once in the Industrial Life of Indianapo lis. Yours truly, (Signed) William Tappendobp, Second ave.,. Frankstown, City. Will Remain a Week Longer. The Beichard collection of paintings. which has been admired so greatly, at the Gillespie gallery, 422 Wood street, will re main there tor another week. A number of new pictures will be added early in tbe week. Among those received will be found the following of note: Flower Girla at Muttra by E. L. Weeks, La Chatelaine by Palmaroli, Venice by Martin Rico, Roi de Granaae by Benjamin Constant and a Turkish Head by Bruck Lajas,-and should, with those already exhibited, be seen by every lover of art. I WILL remove my place of business to the corner oi Smithfield street and Seventh avenue, Bissell block, on or about March 1. Previous to removal I will close out my present stock at reduced prices. WALTEB AifDERSOX, Merchant Tailor, Cor. Wood street and Sixth avenue, Pittsburg. Washington's Birthday Celebration. The representatives of the various Catholic societies of this and adjoining counties will meet in convention to-night in St. George Hitter nail tor tne purpose ot electing a Chief Marshal for the parade to take place on Washington's Birthday. Between 600 and 600 delegates will be present, represent ing 25,000 men. Save 20 per ct. on Watches and Diamonds Jas. McKee, jeweler, will remove April 1, to 420 Smithfield street, from his old stand, No. 13 Fifth avenue. Clocks, jewelry, chains, charms, society emblems, etc., at cost to reduce stock. Call soon ana secure rare bargains. Special Excursion to the City of Mexico and Return. A special train of Pullman cars will leave St. Louis for the City of Mexico on the evening of February 5 via the Iron Mountain route. For full information regarding rates, routes and time for leaving your homes ap- fly to S. H. Thompson, Cent. Pass. Agf. ron Mountain Route, 1119 Liberty si, Pittsburg, Pa. Something to Offer In way of pantaloons. Twenty per cent saved on pantaloons. Good value, well made, with a fit guaranteed, by Dickson, the Tailor, 65 Fifth ave., cor. Wood St., second floor. Fine cleaning, repairing and remodeling old clothes a specialty. Tele phone 1558. The Pittsburg Beef Company, agents for Swiit's Chicago dressed beef, sold at whole sale during the week ending January 26, 126 carcasses beef, average weight 544 pounds, average price 5.58 cents per pound. If you have dyspepsia call at No. 1102 Carson street, Southside, and be cured free of charge. Rye Brend. Try Marvin's rye bread; equal to the fa mous product of the Fatherland. Grocers keep it. r i i Psices very low this week in onr black goods- department, to make room for early spring importations. Huous & Hacks. 'AB0DMD THE ABH0ELES; TKE ball to be given shortly by Company A, of the Fourteenth, promises to be a big thing financially. Lieutenant Cabteb, of tbe United states Navy, ie in the city- Ha has been detailed hero as an inspector of steel. THE quarterly returns of the Second Reg!-' ment show a total strength of ftJ3 men, making it the largest regiment in the State. A bill has been Introduced in tha New York State Senate for the establishment of a State navai reserve for the defense of coasts and harbors. Fifty-seven recruits were examined by Surgeons CC.Wylle and English, last Tnes day.night, at tha Headquarters of tha Eight eenth Regiment. An election for Second Licntenant in Com pany L of McKeesport. has been ordered for February 2. Tha vacancy was caused by the resignation of Lieutenant Charles Neillie. Lieutenant William Anglock. of Com pany E, Eighteenth Regiment, will shortly tender his resignation, as nis business prevents him giving the company the proper amount of attentfbn. , Colonel Nobman M. 8mith has been ill at his residence, in the East End, daring the past week. The meeting of the field and staff of tbeEighteentb tnat was to be held last night was postponed for a week on that account. Thebe will be a meeting of tbe members of Company I, Fourteenth Regiment, in the old Western University building on next Thursday evening. All members are requested to be present, as business of importance will pa transacted. The statement tbat the election of ex-Adjutant Harry F. Davis as Financial Secretary of tbe Eighteenth Regiment caused dissatis faction among the officers is incorrect. Had there been any such feeling, his election would certainly not have been unanimous. Captain Hunt returned from Washington during the week. Ha has secured a large lea house near the Smithsonian Institute for tha use of tbe battery while attending the inaugu ration. It's a cold day when tbe battery gets left, but It's also rather a chilly place tha Captain has secured for his men. Quartermaster Patterson, of the Four teenth, has made arrangements for the horses to be nsed by the staff of the regiment while in Washington. The horses are said to be beauties. As all tbe available horseflesh about Washington Is rapidly being engaged, those regiments tbat have not already made their ar rangements had better take a supply of roller skates tor the occasion. Both the drum corps of the local regiments are making great preparations for the Wash ington trip. At last camp tbe corps of tha Fifth Regiment was given tbe laugh for ap pearing with clarionets, and while the noisa was a Tittle rank, it is almost safe to say that every drum corps in the Second Brigade will appear at Washington with the clarionets so much despised. Quartermaster Patterson, of tbe Fourteeutb, is keeping an eye on the boys in that regiment, while Adjutant Reese, of tho Eighteenth, has charge ot tha latter corps. He has ordered an inspection to be held shortly. ' The subject of mounted officers wearing a rolled blanket on tbe saddle, which was first mentioned in this column some time ago, seems to have met with pretty general approval. It b probable tbat General Wylie will shortly issue an order for the use of the same in tbe Second Brigade, and v. ill give Instructions as to color, etc., tbat tbey may preseut a uniform appear ance. They certainly add very much to tha attractiveness of a mounted officer, and, on tho other hand, are. extremely usefnL With tha addition now of stockinet pants, boots and gauntlets, the field and stan officers would bo complete. Captain James Muldoon. of Company E, First Regiment, completed bis twentieth year as a Captain in tbe N. G. P. last Wednesday. Among other old timers who have held com mands for long periods might pa mentioned: Captain John T. Durang. Company A, Second Regiment, since 1&67; Captain Henry JacoDs, Company F. Sixth Regiment since I8C9; Cap tain Louis P. Walters.' Company D, Sixth Reg iment, since 1S73; Captain C. S. W. Jones. Sher idan Troop, since 18T1; Captain John W. Nesbit, Company 0. Fourteenth, since 1S75; Captain Thomas F. Maloney, Company D, Eighth Reg iment, since lo7X Rather a good story is told on Company D, of the Eighteenth. Lieutenant Harvey, who has command of the company, issued orders that a school for the non-commissioned officers of the company would be held shortly. Ac cordingly, after the regular drill last meeting night, the non-coui3 were conducted to tha Quartermaster's room, presumably to receive instructions. They did receive instructions, but not of tbe kind expected. Lieutenant Harvey announced that he was a candidate fur the Captaincy' of tbe company, and that those of the non-coms who did not propose to back him would be sat on bodily. The meeting then 'adjourned. Ad Acknowledgement. We take this opportunity to thank onr many patrons and the public in general for their liberal patronage in the past and hope to merit a continuance of the same. 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