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Pt P ?lt)t Of Lift jV?- 5 - THE SUSISIEU GIRL. The summer jrirl obi where is she. The sweet, the rare, the radiant maidt Gone; hut her form we'll shortly see In glossy sealskin robes arrayed. And when the snow begins to whirl And eddy in the ambient air, Ehe'll blossom oat a winter eirl. As fascinating and as fair. She draws us, sways us as she wills. She smiles and to her side we fly; We'll rnn np livery stable bills , To take her sleighinc by and by. The great event of the week is the recep tion "Wednesday evening tendered to the Fan-American delegates by the society peo ple of Pittsburg. The committee appointed to meet the honored visitors at Steubenvllle, are prominent gentlemen of the city: Messrs. C. L. Magee, H. K. Porter, J. J. Vander grift, D. a Eipley, J. V. Pattone, Robert Pitcairn, James A. Chambers, John B. Jackson, A- M. Byers, W. D. "Wood, John "VT. Chalfant, E. T. Pearson, William Mc Callin, T. M. Bayne, John Dalzell and John H. Bicketson. At the hotel the fairer portion of Pitts burg swell society will be represented in the most gorgeous costumes ever worn in the city. The decorations of the Uonongahela Hotel will excel anything eTer attempted in the annals ot the history of our country. The inaugural displays at Washington, where im mense amounts of bunting in varied colors has been draped more or less artistically, will sink so far into insignificance, that the memories, even will never be resurrected. The immense dining room of the hotel will be used for the reception room, and in the regular hall leading to it a canopy of silk drapings, hanging in lovely sott folds, will form a vestibule, which will be a bower of beauty, with choice tropical plants arranged in the most artistic manner. The main hall is where the skill of the artists will be most effectual, however. A SCEEEJT OP TBOPICAI, PLANTS will extend almost to the ceiling in the portion of the room opposite Smithfleld street, and through the dense foliage the most entranc ing strains of music will issue. Fifteen coun tries and the United States will be represented, and a window is devoted to each country, the entire trimmings of which will be symbolic of the country represented. The upper portion of the window will be draped In the most ex quisite manner, the national flag in the softest, finest silk, while the floral designs will Lank the wide seats, and will be, if possible, of his toric relations to the flag above, with perfect harmony in coloring. The decorations of each window will be surmounted with a scroll of pure white, upon which the name ot the coun try represented will stand out in handsome gilt letters. The refreshments will be served in the Ordi nary. The table will form a picture that time will sever efface from memory, the sides and ends all gracefully draped with the soft-6ilk in blending colors, and handsome designs repre senting the industries of Pittsburg at the end and in the center. The greatest height ot artistic skill will De attained in the manufac ture of the center piece. It will stand 6 feet high and represent correctly in miniature a blast furnace. By the aid of electric lights in the cupola a most realistic effect will be ob tained. With the same aid and that of colored glass a cast of rig iron in its molten state within the sand bed will be represented. The choicest flowers will be used in the construc "xion of this famous blast furnace, and the effect, even in imagination, will be most forgeous. Roenigk Bros, and A. M. fc J. B. lurdoch will have entire charge of the decora ' tions. A MUSICAL -WADDING. Another event that is interesting a great many people is the marriage of Mr. U. H. Siedle, the fine tenor singer, to Miss Laura Mc Clintock. Tuesday evening is the time desig nated and the First Presbyterian Church tlie place where the ceremony will be per formed. Elaborate music will be a promi nent feature of the occasion. The Haydn Clnb of which the groom is a member will miss him for a few weeks as a number of Eastern and Southern cities will be visited after he secures the beautiful girl for his bride. On the same day Miss Margaret Shaw, daughter ot Dr. and Mrs. W. Shaw, Ridge avenue, Alle gheny, will marry Mr. George Reed Lawrence at the North Presbyterian Church. Miss Birdie Orr. of Lincoln avenne. East End, has also chosen that day .in which to wed Mr. George Ahworth, a young man from Mt, Vernon. This will be an 8 o'clock home wed ding. Tuesday will also be the memorable day tor Miss Ida Fahnsstock and Mr. David Boyd, who will unite fortunes. Mrs. Alex ander Gordon, of Edgewood, will receive a number of her fashionable friends between the hours of 2 and 5. at her home in Edgewood, on the same dav. The Sewickley Val'ey Dramatic Club will astonish the natives of that pretty little suburb in the presentation of a three-act comedy, "The Serious Family." on Tuesday evening. With all these events Tuesday will be the gala day of the week, excepting the Pan-American reception, of course. A wedding of considerable importance will be celebrated on Wednesday at the East End Presbyterian Church. Mr John W.Hubbard.the handsome member of the firm of Hubbard - Co.. will wed Miss Cora Btlle Eastern, a beauti ful brunette, and daughter of W, T. Easton. of the firm of Biber Esitsn. In Trinity Church a handsome wedding will be consummated Thursday evening, wneu Miss juarv Aiac&cuzie. uaugnier oi Air. ana Airs. J. E. MorriMin, will marry Hi". Frcdric William Eggers. "At homes" will be held for their friends the remaining Thursdays of this month at their cozy little home, 299 Ohio street, Alle gheny. Thursday will see united in marriage Miss Margaret Lytle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.H. M. Lytle. of HawkiuB, and Mr. Charles J. Phil lips, of this city. So endeth bright anticipa tions. Thoene Branch. PLEASANT RECOLLECTIONS. Some Bright Social Event of the Past Week Brilliant Weddlnca Family Be- unions A Golden Wedding Anniversary Dinners and Luncheons, "Weddings are like oysters. Don't criti cise that statement nntil I mention come of their strikingly similar features. In the first place they both rage daring the months with an K in their name. Again, .the tastes of people vary so regarding them. Some prefer them in a plain, unvarnished state, sort of raw, others like them "done up brown," and they are both occasionally in a stewy state. ' The weddings of the part week, however, Lave all been of the kind that were "done tip brown." Prominent among them was the one of Miss Diana de la Montanye to Mr. Joseph V. Vandergrift, which took place Tues day evening In the new Point Breeie Presbyte rian Church. It was a gloomy day, bat the charming little bride said, about I o'clock: "It hasn't rained yet, nor I haven't cried, either; so 1 guess nothing dreadful is going to happen." A few hours later she appeared In a white satin dress and lovely veil, with a bevy ot at ' tendants and six ushers to escort her to the altar, where she met the groom and became Mrs. Vandergrift. She was a very girlish bride, and didn't look to be over 18, though she confi dentially assured the writer she was "ever so much older than that" all of two years. The untying ot the bridal bouquet was a pretty feature of that occasion, tor the different por tions were presented to the bridemalds, and in each clutter was a handsome little lace Din. gift from the .groom. The reception which followed at the new residence of the happy couple was a delignttsl affair. They are now 'somewhere In the East trying to appear like old married people. TIKT FLOWEB GIBLS. .At the marriage of Miss Ada Myers and Mr. John A. Scott in the First German Lutheran Church, the same day, two little sisters of the . bride made the most bewitching little flower Bpris wnue an oiaer sister. Miss uene, was maid of honor, and her father, Mr, E. A. Myers escorted the bride up the aisle. Such a pretty family group at a wedding is seldom seen, and made a pleasant impression on all the guests. Friends and relatives spent a most enjoyable evening at the residence ot the bride's parents in Bonn. Western cities are now being honored with the presence of Mr. and Mrs, Scott. Another marriage was celebrated that day at the East End Presbyterian Church, when Rev. Howard Stiles ignored the fact that by taking Miss Annie MRenshaw for a bride he prob ably lost all chances of embroidered slippers and handkerchiefs for the coming Christmas, but judging from his radiant face be was quite delighted to make the sacrifice. At this wed ding two little nieces of the bride were the only attendants, and the bride and groom followed them up the aisle, down which as Mr. and Mrs. Stiles they soon returned. A reception will be tendered these young people at the Forty-third Street Church upon their return from the West. At Sheridan station and Mr. Lindsay's resi dence, bis daughter Rnbina S. L. Duncan com pleted the list of Tuesday's brides by marrying William j. Sberanden. jjirecuy alter tne cere mony the young couple left the throng of guests to enjoy an elegant supper and sped away on a three weeks wedding trip. Wednesday was the day so many of Pitts burg's young men raided the folds of beauty in other cities and successfully carried off the prixes obtained. Mr. Charles Metcalf, in Phila delphia, promised Miss Alice Woods everything the minister suggested if she would only drop the name of Woods and assume that of Met calf. She did as be requested, and they are going to reside in the East End, where all can see how admirably he redeems his promise. OOCTOBS WEDDED. Miss HarrinetteJennette Day, of Haverhill, Mass.. offset Mr. John Kinly Toner's record as a successful pitcher for the Chicago Baseball Club by catching him In the holy bonds of matrimony. He was, however, the most willing victim Imaginable. Mr. John S. Hughes was made very happy by Miss Carrie Allison, of Detroit, promising to obey him now and henceiorth. They will soon arrive in the city. Miss Belle McLean, of Freehold, N. X, agreed to be content with what little time Dr. W. E. Callock's patients would allow him to devote to her as his wife. Miss Weaver, of Garfield avenue, this city, arrived at the same conclusion and Dr. William Taylor endowed her with his name and all bis worldly goods. If a wedding can be sad, that of Miss Margaret Darr and Mr. Thomas Hartley, was one of that kind. It was very private on ac count of the serious illness of the groom's mother, and was consummated at the residence of the bride's brother, on Hiland avenue. East End. Miss Belle Tomer and Mr. Will McCutcheon, the eminent soloists, united their voices in a Sermanent duet Halloween evening in Christ's . II Church. The conple were unattended with the exception of the ushers, but an air of "chic" stamped the whole proceedings. The bride was dressed in an elffel blue imported gown, so the writer thought, but another corre spondent said it was reseda green, while still another pronounced it lichen gray. It was agreed, however, by all that it was lovely, and as the handsome couple to the mnslc of "Les Huguenots" returned from the altar thepalor of their faces and repose of their features made them resemble marble more -than anything else. Once screened from the gaze of the many guests, however, as the threshold of the door was passed, and what a transformation there was. The bride made some trivial re mark which sounded like, "I am glad that's over," and in a style retained from early school days.tbey tripped down the stairs with faces all aglow with emotions. Craig street, East End, will be honored as the future home of these musical people when the wedding trip termi nates. LITTLE FAIRIES. The same evening at the SeconaPresbyterian Church one was almost tempted to believe the fairies actually had appeared to attend Miss Alice McKee and Mr. Thomas H. Hartley to the altar. The four little girls that preceded them with their long golden tresses and dainty white dresses had such an ethereal look that. In defiance of the fact I had previously talked with them, I wouldn't have been surprised If they had vanished at the conclusion of the ceremony. .. A delightful reunion at the residence of Mrs. Alexander McClure, on Beech street, Alle gheny, occurred Monday evening. The aunts, and the uncles, and the cousins were all pres ent, and as it was the eighteenth anniversary of the wedding day of host and hostess, many beautiful crystal gifts were received by them. The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George W. McNorton, 214 Arch street, Al legheny was celebrated Thursday. Three gen erations were represented, and a very enjoy able time was the result. Regarding tne little dinner given Friday night at 6 o'clock by Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Neg ley, of Fifth avenue, Mrs. Negley said, "Why it is just a little social dinner, where all the guests are intimate friends," but it was one ot the "swellest" kind of dinners. Judge Sterrit was gnest ot honor, and such a good time as they did have. Mr. Joseph L. Vance, on Barton street, enter tained a number of bis yonng friends Friday evening. Gernert's Orchestra was in attend ance and you can imagine how they passed the hours, but the young man didn't want anything said about the affair, so I refrain from par ticulars. Luncheons were given Friday by Mrs. Sam uel McEhany, of Center avenue, and Mrs. Henry Hayes, of Ellsworth avenue. A gentlemen's party was given by Mrs. Rob ert G. MacGomgle, of Larimer avenue, in honor of her husband's birthday, on Wednes day evening, and a host ot Halloween parties also are pleasant recollections of the week. TnoRNE Bbakcs. Halloween Parties. A delightful surprise was given Miss Jennie Hinds at her residence, McCully avenue. East End, on All Halloween night. Miss Stella Brennen, of 725 Fifth avenne, gave a very enjoyable 'pMty last Thursday evening to a few of her friends. Those pres ent were Miss Ella Seatorth, Miss Nella Speer, Miss Mamie Seafortn, Miss Katie Havey, Miss Carrie Carwin, Miss Lucy Mat tbewes. Mr. Griffen, Mr. Hopper, Mr. Dawfet. A Halloween party was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mraz, at 25 Garrison street, Allegheny. Those present were: The Misses Theresa Mentzer, Rose Mentzer, Mar guerita Mentzer. Julia Sweeney, Annie Swee nev, Mary Day and Fannie Small: Messrs. M. J. Mraz, J. F. Mraz, A. L Mraz, C. J. Niess, A. Sismar, Anthony J. Boucek and J. J. Funf ar. A very pleasant surprise party was given in honor of Miss Maggie Burns at her home on Fenn avenue, Halloween night. Dancing was the feature of the evening. Among the many present were: Annie Barns, Minnie Burns, Ella McGee, Jennie Keech, Mary Smith. Mary Heyl, Maggie Lowry, Nettie Spalman, Agnes Lynch, Bertha Fisher, Mr. Charles Gelts, Tom McDonald. A more sociable crowd never gathered than did on Halloween at the residence of Mrs, Bar bara Lippert's, 37 Marion srreet. Among the guests were: Misses Maggie Smith, Amelia Lanz, Annie Ledehuhl, Annie Koebler, Theresa Lippert, Bertha Landau, Mrs. Kattle McKean, Messrs. Dave Roberts, Christ Ledebubl, Jacob Lippert, PhillD Lippert, Master Eddie McKean and many others. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Lenfestey, of California avenue, Allegheny city, entertained a number of their friends on Halloween. Music, dancing, singing and refreshments were indulged In. Among those present wert: Mr. and Mrs. George Geis and sons, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Len festy and son, Mr. and Mrs, Theodore Stien brener, Misses Annifc and Ida Goss, Miss Annie Hutchison, Mr. James Hutchison, Mr. Thomas Carr, Mr. Frank Boder and son. Master Charles Hutchison. One of the most enjoyable Halloweens was spent at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. August Kaufman, Lowrie street, Allegheny. The event was a surprise party in honor of Mr. Kaufman's thirtieth birthday, tendered to him by his many friends, who wished him many happy returns. After indulging in the light fantastic, a most elaborate supper was served, which deserves comment on behalf of bis amiable wife and sis ter. Miss Lena Kaufman, who had the refresh ments in charge. As enjoyable Halloween party was tendered at the residence of Misses G. E. and J. B. Mackey, No. 776 East Ohio street, Thursday evening. The features of the occasion were dancing, nut cracking and taffy pulling, and these sports were Indulged in until a late honr. Among the Invited gncsta were Misses EL Traut man, E. Bhlring. Emily Noll, a Noll, T.Noll, E. Noll, C. Weller, N. Grubbs. L. Beatty. A. Nicklasand Messrs. Ed Weller, George Bo lathe, N. Coleman, Theodore Bastar, G. Nick las. H. Mackey, aShlrlng. Ed HolL J.Ander son. J. Henry. Miss Mary Denny Cummlngs. of Forty-first street, gave an old-fashioned Halloween party on Thursday evening, in honor of Miss Helen Blair, of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Among the guests were the Misses Trousdale, Warner, Annie and Marie Jones, Mrs. MacDowell, Mrs. Cummlngs. Mrs. Ben Ralston, of Lawrence ville. and Misses Margaret and Jane Lancaster, of Altooha,and Messrs. John O'Hara Cum mines. Clarence Chanett,Plllbaeuser. Brandon, Gordon, Addler, Wilson, WelUVE. Harrington, of Bellevernon, and James fi. H. Jones. A social Halloween dance was given by the Paragon Clnb on Thursday evening at the residence of Mrs. W. R. Reno, at So. 81 Robin son street, Allegheny. The members of the club and their friends present were Misses Jen-, me Watson, Jessie McDonald, Iva Roskoff, Maria Plitchett, Bingham, Lambert, Ella Clark, Lizzie and Ella Harrison, Mr. Charles Shoemaker and wife, Mr. Frank Kelly, George Will Redo, Eugene Stewart, Bcotchie McDon ald, Barrett, Boy Blef el. Howard A. Marshal, James L. Rankin, Frank Beynolds and John McGnlre. After the enjoyments ot the evening, the guests were summoned to the dining room, where an elegant repast was served. Those present were: Misses Fans naught, Sutmeyer. Stewart, Keppel, Daffy, Crossln, Gill, Davis, Yonng, Htlma, Goedell, Grace and Kittle Pentz, May and Ella Butler, Mamie and Clara Hinds, Mrs. AlDoe. mra. Hinds, Mr. and Mrs. Pentz. Messsrs, Albee, Reed, Davis. Dressing, Dcvore, Harper, Pentz, Furguson. Hinds, McKensie, Castor. Watson, King and others. One of the pleasant events ot the week was the surprise party tendered Miss Grace Lee on Halloween. Music, dancing and other amuse ments were the features of the evening. Among those present wero the following: Misses Birdie Barker. Nellie O'Conncll, Alice Roney, Jennie and Bertie McConnell, Carrie Wolfendalc, Annie Welch, Carrie and Gertie Lee, and Messrs. Frank Riley, John and Thomas Welch, David Mangis, M. Mullen, Charles Herman, George Cromlish, William Wilson, Charles Lee, Frank LeeC Harry and Willie Reed. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Reed. There was -a charming Halloween surprise party at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Beck, Center avenue. Among the many no ticed were Mr. and Mrs. J. Crumley, Mr. and Mrs. B. Boyle, Mr. and Mrs. P. Tarrell, Miss Mary Reddy, Misses Annie and Katie Brennan, Miss Mamie Dillon, Miss Grace Webb. Miss Lizzie Brennan, Miss Mame Weaver, Miss Julia Deely. Miss May Hopkins Mr. Harry Beck, Mr. Ben Reddy, Mr. John Dear, Mr, Frank Brennan, Mr. Willie Brennan, Mr. Dannie McGeeTMr. Patrick Ward. Music was furnished by the A. D. Boyle orchestra. The Cadmas Literary and Musical' Society was entertained by the Misses Rambler, attheir residence. Oak Station, Castle Shannon Rail road. The features of the evening were cards and dancing. At 12 o'clock the party adjourned to celebrate Halloween in an enjoyable way. Among the number present were Messrs. E. Freese, Mason. Tomer, Zirckle, Thompson, D. S. Smith, O. Freese, Yengan, Evans, Markley, Rickert, Hefllck. Balliuger. Doran.. MoElroy and Brown, Misses Alice Brown. Adda Dillon, Nellie McDonald, Annie Markley, Katie Skipp, Mildred Gallaner, Jennie Manning, A. Cramer, and Sadie Vernon, of New York, and many others. A delightful surprise wis given Miss Lizzie Hoover by her many friends at her home on Halloween night. Music, singing, taffy pulling and refreshments were the order of the even ing. Among those present were- Miss- BeckiV Hoover, Miss Laura, Mary and Emma Jones,' Hannah Gray, Laura Gent. Emma Jackson, Mary and Emma Rice, Ella Hennon, Mrs. Fred Hoover, Annie Shaum, Lizzie Blume, Blanche Mc Kinsey, Jennie White, Clara Sieshmann, and Messrs. C, J. Shaum, John Hoover, William Grounds, John A. Martin, Louis Aurin, Otto Freeburg, Peter Metz, William Miller, West Miller, Al Dietrich, Urovcr Bace, Bert John son, James Sims, Hon. Jonah Lewis, Mr. and Mrs.,M. Hoover. , On All Halloween a merry party of the friends of Miss Annie Isherwood assembled at her residence, on Lawrence avenue, where a most happy evening was spent. Every enjoy ment to pass a few happy hours was indulged in. principally dancing; also solos by Misses McCallister and Reddick and Mr. Ed Goeh ricg, and recitations by the talented young elo cutionist, Miss Mary Byron. Among those present were the Misses Edith and Ellie Mertz, Maggie McCallister, Jenny McKelvey, Mary and Celie Byron, Lilly Reddick and Flo Kerr, and Messrs. Ed Goe bring, Joseph and John Fisher. Ed White, Allan Warnock, Dan Col lins, Will Conly, A. Stierheim, Frank Kohen, Joseph Roney. James Sullivan, Abe Peters, Dennis Murto and Joe Isherwood. Avery pretty party was given Holloween in honor of Miss Jennie Crow at the residence of her parents. No. 13t Jackson street, Alle gheny. Music and dancing added very much to the enjoyment of the evening. Among those who participated are the following: Miss Agnes Douglass, Miss Birdy Dougherty, Miss Olive Price, Miss Belle Simpson, Miss Fernada Rees, Miss Mable Henderson, Miss Maggie Douglass, Miss Minnie Fry, Miss Mary Leech, Miss Emma Phial. Miss Mollie Crulkshanks, Miss Ella Winters. John J. Billings, W.A. Knight, W. C. McBrier, T. M. Tatem, A. M. Stitler,. W. E. Holmes, C. D. Kirchart, Fred Uauch. William Gerber, J. H. Barrett, Smuel Fry, W. F. Morrison, C. E. Brown and others. One of the delightful Halloween parties given on Thursday evening was at the resi dence of Mr. James Leach, McKee street, Alle gheny. Dancing, to the music of theFrazier orchestra, was Indulged in until the wee sma' hoars. During the evening refreshments were served. Among those present were the Misses Anna Robertson, Ada Carey, Luella Riddle, Kate Leech, Mary Baker, Lena Bott, Emma Wilson, Hettie Mears, Ella Speer, Emma Frewe, Nettle Robertson, Adda Cherry, Carrie Riddle, Jennie Leach, Annie McGougli, Sadie WalL Emma McGongb, Miss Fairley, and the Messrs. Sam Gould Will Frailer, Will For sytbe, Sam Till, Ed Kelley, George Connor, Harry Shriver, Alex. Kincaid, Will Davis, James Johnson, Stanley Dattlebaum, Sol Con nor, James Wormserley, Will Koebler, Mr. Gold. Will Eichbaum, Ed. Nightingale, Will Till, Will Tanner. A pleasant social gathering was that given at the residence of Mr. J. A. Lambing, corner of Pitt and Elliott streets, Wilkinsbarg, on Hal loween. Games and amusements significant of the day were indulged in by the guests present, who numbered about 25. Austin McGrath se cured as first prize for pulling taffy a handsome cup and saucer, while Miss Ella Schroder tri umphantly carried off as booby prize for pulling the least, a straw rattle. Those who enlivened the occasion by their presence were Misses Maud McGrath, Mettle Weaver, Kittle Brennen, Ella Schroder, Miss Clinton, Elberlia Konntz, Lulu and Jennie Johnston, Agnes and Jennie Lannbury and the Misses Mitchell, Westphal and Noble, of Law renceville, and the Messrs. Tommy Kountz, Harry Smith. Will Weaver, Corwin Gamble, Alvin Gamble, Austin McGrath. Joseph Stem mer, Chris Johnson and James Mitchell. Social Events- The Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, of the Sixth Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, entertained the members and friends of the church on Friday evening, November L with a musical and literary programme, fol lowed by aluncb,at which cake&nd coffee were served under the directions of the Social Com mittee of the society, composed of Mrs. Din widdle, Misses Speer, Dawson, Kirker, and Mr. Nettleton. Programme: Welcome address by Rev. J. F. Patterson, President of society, fol lowed by vocal solos by Mrs. Speer and Mr. Taylor; Miss Turner, accompaniment; piano solos. Miss Kittle Hancock; literary selections by Miss Daisv Lemmon, Messrs. Taylor, Douth ett and Dr. Wood, all rendered in a masterly manner. After which the audience was re quested to repair to the supper room by a pleasing speech by the master ot ceremonies, Mr. De Witt Nettleton, where they were served with cake and coffee under the directions ot Misses Roush and Hoyt, where all spent a most enjoyable hour. Wedding Bell. The marriage of Mr. Joseph M. Perry, of the L. H. Harris Drug Company, and Miss Julia P. Ward, of Pomeroy, O., was solemnized at the residence of the groom's parents, 296 Webster avenue, last Wednesday evening, October 80. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. W. Harsha, of the Fifth U. P. Church. Mr. AlonzoL. Conner, formerly a well-known young man of Allegheny City, but now a resi dent of Paterson, N. J., was married by the Rev. Charles D. Shaw on Tuesday, October 28, to Miss Mamie G. Hopper, of Paterson, N. J. The bride is a well-known society belle of that city. The happy conple will visit Mr. Conner's parents about the holidays. The marriage of Miss Ada Stotler, daughter of Mr.and Mrs.Emmanuel Stotler.of Penn town ship, to Mr. James Sharp, of Plum township, was a very happy event. The ceremony took ?lace at the residence of the bride's parents at p. M.. Wednesday, October SO, and was per formed by Rev. J. M. Hamilton, Presbyterian minister of New Florence, Pa., assisted by Rev. T.B. Anderson, of New Texas, Pa. Attheap. pointed time the bridal couple entered theparlor Tbey were accompanied by Mr. W.Johnston as best man and Miss Ella Hueyas maid of honor. The bride was becomingly dressed in white henrietta cloth, elaborately trimmed in moire, and carried a beautiful bouquet. The maid of honor was similarly attired. The presents were numerous and usef ul as well as elegant. After partaking of a bountiful re past the happy couple left for an extended tour, including Philadelphia, New York, Rich mond, Norfolk, Baltimore and other cities. movements of Persona. Mrs. T. O. Jenkins and family are on a visit to her parents in Wales. Miss Margaret D. Morris, of Kebecca street, Allegheny, has returned from Cleveland, 0. Miss Ella Moore, of TUtonvllle. O.. is the guest of the Misses Martheus, of Rebecca street, Allegheny. Miss Mary A. Snider, ot South Twenty, fourth street, is visiting Mrs. Benjamin Ball, of New Castle, Pa. Miss Lizzie Carts, of Lawrencevillo, and Mrs. Arthur Moran, of Duqnesne Heights, have taken a trip to Cincinnati. Louisville and Mew port. Mrs. W. J. Farrell, of Cumberland, Md., has returned home in company' with her husband, aftor a pleasant visit to her mother, of Chatham street, this city. Mrs. Mary Unwin, accompanied by ber son, Master Eddie, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Morgan, ot At wood street, this city, returned to her home la St. Louis last Wednesday. . Ltjll?ljO JOIHt rljllf. Ja Hat 1l "-' eWmi VflRSvi sill An) Buoix Theater r-- ISm "A l'arlor Match" GRAND OFEBA HOUSE.. "Al?oorKcIation" HABSIS' TnKATIB Barlow Minstrels ACAPXHT OF MUSIC... Bentz-Santley Co. WOittD's Mussnu Curiosities, tt. The above are the theatrical attractions for this week. V Tho BIJon Theater. When an old friend like "A Parlor Match" comes along it is not easy to bespeak the public attention for it without repeating compli mentary remarks that have been made before. "A Parlor Match" in itself is one of those farce comedies of Hoyt's that will not bear very close inspection, bat it has a tolerably clear and very funny plot, and is as fall of action and go as a tragedy ought to be full of terrors and tears. It has, we think, more merit than any- other farce comedy on the road. But in speaking ot its production at the Bijou Theater to-morrow it is not fair to conclude commendation thereof attbe merits of the play. Messrs. Evans and Hoey are extremely original comedians; each in his own way, and their ways offer a sharp contrast. If Evans and Hoey cannot make you laugh it is difficult to say what will. The adven tures ot the dapper book agent and the unique tramp have made Pittsburgers laugh them selves tired three or -four times before, and there Js no reason why the same bappv result should not occur again. The outlook is 'more favorable because it is promised that many new features have been injected into the play. The music, songs and dances are all new this season and appropriately introduced. Some of the new features are the Long Skirt dance, in troduced by the French twin sisters, which is taken from the opera of "Faust Up to Date," now being done in London Ini meeting with great success. Four pretty and handsomely ressed yonng girls will be seen in the La Bal Masque, and the drill of the "Continentals" by the Olympia Quartet is something entirely new. Miss Minnie French, as of yore, is the dainty yet disturbing Innocent Kidd, and the company is said to be stronger, if anything, than it was last year. Therefore, the striking of "A Parlor Match" at the Bijou Theater on Monday night is likely to make a very attrac tive blaze. The Grand Opera Honse. "The first emphatic snccess of the season," is how the New York Merald announced Sol Smith Russell's opening performance at Daly's Theater in New York. This auaint comedian will begin a week's engagement to-morrow . evening at the Grand Opera House, producing his own successful new play by E. E. Kidder, "A Poor Relation," bringing with him the same cast, complete scenery and stage settings as used in the New York production. The com edy Is in three acts and the story briefly told is as follows: "Jfoah Vale, a poor, inventor, has spent five years of toll and poverty in the perfecting of a marvelous machine. He brings his plans to show to a rich manufacturer. The rich man's partner, while the inventor is uncon scious, steals the plans from him. The rich man's daughter is accused of the theft by ber stepmother, and the inventor, to save the girl, declares that he is an impostor, and never had any plans. In the second act we find the poor man straggling on to replace his loss, living in a garret and caring for two little children that have been forsaken by their father while their mother lies sick in a hospital. She proves to be the wife of the man who has stolen the plans, and who is abont to marry his partner's daugh ter. Meanwhile Slerrett has secured a patent for Yale's invention, but finds there is one thing needful to make the machinery perfect. To discover what this is he visits the Inventor, gives him money and learns the secret he is after. He is about to leave, when he is con fronted by itrt. Warriner, the wife he had basely deserted, who compels him to restore to Vale all he has stolen." Tbe Academy of Mnslc. The Rentz-Santley Company will compel the attendance of large audiences at the Academy of Music this week. Tbe Rentz-Santley Bur lesque Company Includes a number of the handsomest and most talented women on tbe variety stage. They are all capable of doing something better than merely look pretty and of marching about tho stage in fascinating mazes. They can sing and dance well, and per form a variety of specialty acts that are ex tremely pleasing alike to eye and ear. The great card of thecompany this season is a gorgeous burlesque of "Anthony and Cleo patra." The World's Blnaenm. The central figure of a great blll'of curiosi ties st the World's Museum, Allegheny, this week, will be Bass, tbe ossiffied man. It is claimed that Bass is completely turned to a mass of solid bone, and yet retains his appetite, his spirits and his powers generally. The word Bass, which has appeared on the pavements and fences hereabouts for weeks, stands for this great freak of nature. Tex Bender, a cowboy musician, who is said to be slightly superior as a violin player to Ole Bull, is also among tbe attractions. America's champion drill artists. Heath and Du Rossett, will give their unique specialty. A regular variety per formance will be added to the stock attractions of this popular house. Harris' Theater. Barlow Brothers and their superior company of burnt-cork artists will be here next week They give a highly entertaining show, as will be seen by the following from the Cincinnati Telegram: "Tbe company is headed by the Barlow Brothers, William and James. Other notables are the novelty star'Adrian,' the won derful equilibrist: Conway and McLeod,tne musical artists; Eugene Mack; Frank Arm strong and bis banjo; the wonderful boy vocal ist. Master Eddie Percy; Harty, The Wonder? the accomplished vocalist, E. W. Chip, man; John B. Bielly, James Edwards and Harry MantelL Stage Whispers. The election returns will be read from the Bijou stage on Tuesday night. Sol Smith Russem. played to large busi ness the past week in Philadelphia. .He goes, after his Pittsburg engagement, toChloago. "EimnrcE" will soon replace "The Drum Major" at the Casino, with Pauline Hall in her original part, Jlmmle Powers in Wilson's rola of Cadeaux and Edwin Stevens as Jlavennei. AT the matinee at the Opera House Wednes day and Saturday evening next tbe farcical comedy "Bewitched" will bo given, in which Mr. Bussell made bis reputation here last sea son. MabyAKDEBSON writes a hand such as any lawyer might be proud to own. Its undecipher ability is exceeded only by that ot Ruf us Choate and Horace Greeley, William Black is her favorite novelist: Alma Tadema, her pet artist. Dion BouciCAtnT is at work on a new comedy for Sol Smith RnsieU, for which, it is said, Mr. Russell pays the veteran author $12, 000. Two casts of the new play were read to Mr. Russell last week, and he is delighted with the new work. Selena Fkttbb will try to star again. Bhe was eclipsed In "The Tigress" by Blanche Weaver last season, but she hopes for better luck next time. Miss Fetter, who bails from Louisville, by tbe way, has a prominent jaw, and. therefore, a strong will. The Jefferson-Florence combination is a hit, and the Star Theater, New York, is not large enough to hold all who wish to Bee tbe favorite comedians. The success of "The Rivals," is such that it will be continued during tbe re mainder of their engagement. MbS. Kes DAI. carries a black fan in "A Scrap of Paper," in the center of which Is a mask fastened by a diamond. In holding tbe fan up to the face, Mrs. Kendal can permit her lovely eyes to gaze upon you through the ori fices of .the mask. The eyes outshine 'the dia mond. MAD All Modjkse A likes tea,late sappers and cigarettes. She dislikes tne regular commenta tors on the treatment of Shakespeare and trusts for tbe meaning ot tbe poet's lines to lack and inspiration. Her husband is fond of the ladies, and thinks hw wife was pretty when she was younger, jrjxiAMABXOWEUsaid to be very poor at rehearsals. Sha teems to take no lntnatt la M M what Is going on. Bat in the evening under the glare of the footlights she is a metamor phosed being, much older and more intense than in the dull daylight. Miss Marlowe hates interviewers and never receives them. Richard Mansfield prints his name In or dinary type, and in the middle of the list, on tbe bills of the play at the Boston Theater. Mansfield has the reputation of being a most conceited and disagreeable young man. His friends, however, avow that he is a modest gentleman and a dellghtfol companion, says The Black Cat. FANNT Davenpopt returned, from Cali fornia to New York on Monday, after an unusually quick trip ot five and one-half days. The popular actress is in splendid health and . spirits and langhs at reports of her connnblal Infelicities. Miss Davenport and her company are actively rehearsing "La Tosca," and open the season November 7, in Rochester, N. Y. among tbe newspaper critics, says TheBlack Cat, of New York, William Winter has all the hair. From tbe Scylla of Joe Howard to the Charybdisof iym Crinkle there is scarcely enough hair along the center aisle at a first night to make a melodramatic actor.'s eyebrow. Winter Is crowned with a laurel of bis awn that hangs in a bang as thick as a table fringe of silver silk, "I expect to receive the book of the new Gilbert and Sullivan opera some time during this week," said Rudolph Aronson to a Mirror reporter. "It will probably arrive either Wednesday or Thursday, and as that Is one of the most important features of tbe work, I shall be able to tell after it has arrived just what we are going to do. From what I have heard, Gilbert and Sullivan have gone back somewhat to theiroriginal style of composition, and tbe opera Is said to be light and airy, bath as regards the book and the score. Whether the scene is laid in Italy, Spain or China, I am not able to state." A more gently and freshly fascinating piece of comedy acting than William J. Florence's Bir Zuctus VTrigger, In "The Rivals.'need not bo hoped for. says The Black Cat. I am surprised that it has not been more widely noted for its perfect tone and sympathy. Such a conjunction of lovatle characterization as Jefferson and Florence are now furnishing to gether is as rare as perfect beauty and grace, always are. Of Jefferson's airy and charming Bob not another word of gratitude is necessary. Of Florence's Sir Lucius 1 should like, if I could, to utilize some of tbe adjectives that tbe great writers have directed upon Bob. The two actors are part and parcel of one thing high art. The McCaull Opera Company will present Von Suppe'a new opera, "Clover," at the Bijou Theater on Monday evening. November IB, for the first time here. The production of this, the latest of the great composer's successes, is one of the most notable events of the dramatic sea son. Tbe entire original cast of the opera will be seen in it here, and all the scenery especially painted for the production will be used. Tbe scenes of tbe opera shift over four countries, thus giving unusnal opportunities for variety in costuming. In "Clover" De Wolf Hopper has made tbe greatest hit of his successful career. Mme. Cottrelly will astonish her Pittsburg friends by her dancing, Eugene Oudin will greatly please by his singing and acting, and Marion Manold, the charming prima donna,will win everybody's heart by ber impersonation of a sweet maiden, whose unselfish love leads her into strange lands and stranger scenes. Annie Myers is bright and sparkling in an important role, while other responsible and interesting characters are taken by Jefferson de Angelis, Charles Dungan, Herbert Crlpps, Josephine Knapp, Carrie Barton, Edmund Stanley and George Cerbi. Here's a pretty squabble. Mr. Wilton Lack aye is no longer a member of Mr. Daly's "com pany of comedians."' He was dismissed at 1 o'clock Thursday morning, after one of the most bitter interviews which Mr. Daly has ever had with a dif satisfied actor. The immediate cause of tbe disagreement was the fact that Mr. Lackaye found himself cast for the part of Oliver in tbe forthcoming production of "As You Like It." Mr. Lackaye said: "At Tuesday night's performance I handed Mr. Daly a letter protesting against being obliged to play the part of Oliver, as it would hurt me profession ally. On Wednesday night, after the perform ance, Mr, Dorney came to me and asked nre If I would play the part. When l told him I would not, I was ordered to take my traps and get out of the theater at once. I called a cab and com plied with tbe request. Last night I bought a ticket for the front of the house. When I got inside Mr. Dorney came to me and said Mr. Daly did not want me in the theater. I told him 1 bad a perfect right there. Dorney then explained that Mr. Daly would discharge the young man who sold me the ticket, and rather than see him lose his place I went oat. Onr contracts do not specify any particular line of business, but it is understood that we are not to be called upon to play parts outside our line. The truth is, Mr. Daly keeps bis men in a con tinual state of fear and his women in hysterics. I shall consult lawyers to-morrow and see what I can da" PLEASANT EVENINGS. The Phltoo Society gave the first of a series of receptions, to be held at the CycloramaHall, Allegheny, on Wednesday evening last, and judging from the manner In which the guests, who were all prominent young folks of both cities and suburbs, enjoyed themselves, it ap pears as though the society's receptions will prove a grand success. There was a happy gathering at Mr. Herron's bouse Tuesday evening, for Mr. Quinn and wife and Miss Nellie Ryan, of Northumberland county. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Quinn, Mrs. Whitmyer, Miss Nellie Ryan. Mrs. Cain and daughter, of Sbarpsburg; Mr. Gray, of Banksville; Mr. Marquis, ot Allegheny, and others. A lovely little lunch was served about II o'clock, after which the company dispersed. A pleasant surprise party was held attbe residence of Mr. Charles Cowell, on Washing ton avenue, last Thursday evening. Those resent were Mr. and Mrs. William Carey, Mr. barles Kprtz and wife. Miss Mollie Morehead. Miss Lizzie Cowell. Miss Dot Pace, Misses Clara and Jennie Kurtz, Mr. Sergeant John May. Mr. William Welsh. Mr. John Gilmore, Mr. Charles Stevenson, Mr. Harry Walker. A reception given by the Misses Habley, on Lincoln avenne, Allegheny, Thursday, was a most delightful affair. The ladies who assisted in receiving were the Misses Brown, of Youngs town, O.: Mrs. Thomas McCutcheon, Mrs. Charles Collier, Miss Little, Miss Fawcett, Misses Lewis and McClure. They were all in full dress. Tne decorations of tbe house were unique and beautiful. Souvenirs were given each guest upon their departure from the din ing room. A very pleasant evening was spent last Tues day at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Porritt, No. 2 Pennsylvania avenue, Allegheny, where about 50 of their friends assembled to hear a musical progoammo given by Misses Holland, Richards and Bantngart (pupils of Mr. Porritt), assisted by Miss Ecker, Slgnor ami. C. W. Fleming and C. L. Burgermelster. After the programme had been rendered every one adjourned to the dining room, where an elegant lunch had been prepared ' by Mrs. Porritt, who was assisted at the table by Mrs, Farley and Miss Minnie Farley. A very pleasant masquerade party was given at the home of tbe Misses Marietta and Emma Wilson, Superior avenue, last Monday even ing. Among the guests were the Misses Emma and Mamie Bnsha. Mary Fatten, Ella Temme, Mary McAllister, Lizzie Albright, Rosie Hack, Mamie Tracey. Lou McDonald, Kitty Busang, Ada Johns, Lizzie and Cora Miller, Julia and Maggle.Wood, Clara Johmon, Maggie James, Mollie Roabr,"Mesrs. Evans, -Christy, Sellers, Morgan, Russell, Gernntt Geyer, Devo, Caro lile, Patterson, Hood, Hill, McMurray, Sproul, Miller, Lorsb. Irwin, Al'iuan, Gohner, Huff man, McCoubrie, Hood, Mr. and Mrs. James Harper, Mr. and Mrs. Will McCoubrie, Mrs. Wood. A very delightful masquerade surprise party was given last Tuesday evening at tbe residence of Miss Emma Ebrhard. 78 Sedgwick street, Allegheny. Music and dancing were the prin cipal features of the evening. Among those present were the Misses A. Melster, L-Ittel, L 'Hahn, I. Lanem, S. Geblbacb. A.Nenman, M. Lydan, L. Boyle, J. Dunn. K. Grey. G. Kramer, S. Fisber, E. Ebrhard and K. Ehrhard; Messrs. G. P. Meister, C. Melster, C. Ehrhard. J. Tlnne mier, a Packard, J. Wiley, W. Carlisle. J. Ed wards, B. Boyle, J. Boyle, J. Woods, F. Free wait. H. Ebrhard, Mr. and Mrs. Doernberger, Mr.and Mrs. Heisler, Mrs. Herbold, Mr. and Mrs. Ehrhard and J. Tillbam. A pleasant surprise party was given at the residence of Miss Mary Hobbins, Stanton ave nue. East End, on last Thursday evening. Sev. eral musical selections on tbe piano by Prof, Jonn Overs were highly appreciated.as was also the singing by Mss Emma Beall.Miss Mary Quill and Mr. John J. Mellon. Dancing was next in order, which continued until refresh ments were served, after which all present left for their homes. Among those present were tbe Misses Mollie and Annie Mellon, Josie Pilfer, Mary Quill, Emma Beail, Mary Hobbins, Annie Berger, Maud Mills and the Misses Rodgers; also, Messrs.John Overs, John Mellon, James Lawler, Michel Deegan, John Quill. John Berger, John McKee, John, Charles and Daniel Hobbins and Wm. Badger. A select party was given by Miss Minnie Ensman to her many friends last Wednesday evening at her home on Third street. The oc casion was rendered very pleasant bythe choice recitations given by Miss Mary Byron and Messrs. Ryan, Bhenker and Meese. Muslo and dancing were the order ot the evening. A de lightful repast was served in the spacious din ing room, which was effectively decorated a la Japanese. Prominent among those invited were Misses Lizzie Zlegler, Mary Carr, Maggie ByronMamle Murray, Annie Sullivan, Maggie Brady, Cclla Byron, Grace Monahan, IolaLlnkenfeltcr, Kate Hannah, Lena Keigh ley, Julia Cady, Lvdla Urban, Ada O'Nell, Laura Earlo, Maggie Flaherty, and the Messrs. J. Murray, P. Manlon, Ryan, T. Meese, P. and J. McUoe, J. Collins, J. O'Nell, , J. Zlegler, J, Joyce, I, ima,,3, BjftJF, Eriaman. pt yfoiiti) ot piipiG. MUSIC'S SPELL. Muslct O how faint how weak, Language fades before tby spell) Why should feeling ever speak When thou canst breathe her soul so well t Friendship's balmy words may feign. Love's are e'en more false than they; Ot 'tis only music's strain' Can sweetly soothe, and not betray! Moore. The Theodore Thomas concert at Old City Hall on Friday evening was rather exten sively reviewed in yesterday's Dispatch, bnt a few words more along tbe same line may not come amiss to some readers of this column. Although the vast majority of the votes cast are said to have been for the second of the three programmes published in a former issue, il'was quite evident that the andience was somewhat disappointed as the evening progressed. The applause, while cordial, was not np to the enthusiastic pitch striven for by the exceptional means used in popu larizing the entertainment. Yesterday the writer heard personally from a surprising number of people some of them entirely outside of distinctively musical circles expressing their markedxdissatlsfaction with the concert. , This demonstrates the absurdity of sub mitting to the popular vote three pro grammes, one of which contains all the familiar named. The people will vote for that one as a matter of coarse, simply because they do not know the names on the others. But it does not at all follow that they will fully en joy what they have thus ' chosen to hear. There are other important considerations in programme-making even viewed from tbe standpoint merely of giving pleasure to the less musical listeners than the "popularity" of the various selections chosen. These other considerations, were ignored in making np that second pro gramme, and as a natural consequence it not only vexed the truly musical listeners and dis heartened tbe performers, but it also failed to satisly the very people who had voted for it. Be it recorded that a large and much the most influential portion ot musical Pittsburg enters a protest against the sad spectacle pre sented by such a conductor with such an or chestra and snehr a pianist wasting their abili ties upon such a programme. We have too few opportunities out this way of hearing a per forming force of this caliber, and those in this community who do stand for proper artistic standards have too much uphill work to behold the wasting of such an opportunity with any degree of complacency. n Unless the writer be much mistaken, few, if any, persons would agree with the views ex- E ressed above more heartily than Mr. Thomas Imself. His whole career i the most eloquent witness to this assertion. It is a great pity that in undertaking this tour he has been Induced to enter into an arrangement tending to give the He to all that has gone before. His great services to the cause of musical art in this country most not be permitted to fade into the background, however, because of a single misstep. It will be interesting in this connection to look over the following synopsis of his work, given by an Eastern journal, in which perhaps the only omission of mnch im portance is in failing to note his conductorship of that brilliant, but ill-starred enterprise, the American (or National) Opera Company: "Theodore Thomas, born October IL 1833, at Esens, in Hanover, received bis first musical instruction from his father, a violinist, and at the age ot S made a successful public appear ance. The family came to the United States In 1815, .and young Theodore frequently ap peared as a solo violinist In concerts at New York; In 1S51 he made a trip through the Southern States. He then became one of tbe first violins in concerts and operatic perform ances during the engagements with Jenny Llnd, Sontag, GrisL Mario 'etc; he further was conzert-meister under Arditi, also in German and Italian troupes, at times officiating as con ductor, until 1861, when he withdrew from the theater. In 1855 he began a series of chamber concerts with William Mason. J. Mosenthal, Carl Bergmaun, G. Matzka and F. Bergner. which continued until 1869. In 1881 Mr. Thomas began bis first series of Symphony concerts at Irving Hall, New York, which were continued for five seasons with uniform success. They wete resumed in 1872 at Steinway Hall, and continued until 1878. During tbe summer of 1866 Theodore Thomas began the experiment of giving nightly concerts at the Terrace Garden, New York, removing in 1868 to larger quarters at the Central Park Gar den. In 1869 he made his first grand concert tour through the Eastern and Western States. In 1878 he was appointed director of the new College of Music at Cincinnati, which post he occupied for several years. In the season of 1S77-1878 he was unanimously elected conductor of the New York Philharmonic Society. The concerts of the Brooklyn Phllharmonlo Society have been in bis charge during tbe seasons of 1862 1866 to 1870, inclusive, and ever since his fast election. May 26, 1873. He has repeat edlyconductedthe music festivals at Cincin nati. Chicago and New York. In 1883 he went from New York to San Francisco with his com plete orchestra and seven emlnentslngeri', giv ing on his way his conceru in all the principal cities, notably Baltimore, Pittsburg. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Denver and San Fran cisco. Grand musical festivals were given in several of these cities, embracingperformances of important choral work, given with the aid of local societies under his direction. Mr. Thomas has been a hard worker; and our people are In debted to him for his conscientious interpreta tion of every style of composition, classical as well as of the new school of music" An exceedingly auspicious opening of the local musical season was made in the first of tne cnamocr music reuiwua uy iuowoomwi., Quartet (Messrs. Carl Retter. Fred andGeorgef nTAAW.A nri r?ti9riAi P. flnnneM. piven on Thurs day afternoon at Hamilton's Music and Art Chamber. The audience was of encouraging size and of the first qnallty though the hour chosen makes it next to Impossible for most would-be auditors of the masculine persuasion to be present. The programme: QaatnorlnO ......Mozart Allegro. Andante. Hondo. (Alleirro). Adelaide, Beethoven Mrs. W. 13. Wolfe 3tQ. ,, , .........Hlrette-Vlaraot Serenade. (From the Spannli. Op. U.) Sonata, for piano and violin, Op. 13....Kablnsteln . (Last movement only.) AdSl0tTlT5cSf. Murmuring Zephyrs, Jensen....Mrs. W. B. Wolfe Quatuor. Op. 33 ...Bhclnberiter Allegro, NonTroppo. Adagio. Menuetto(An dantlno). Finale, Allegro. It was an admirably conceived programme, each number possessing a clear-cut individual ity, yet altogether forming an harmonious whole. The novelty was the movement from tho"FanU8ie-Stueckeln Spanlscher Art" by 1m ilirewe-Y lamps. wtujw" .....w w... . , h.H1 nn.nl with ftn exceedingly quaint, Mauresque air for viola, a monotonous minor melody, broken abruptly here and there by ornamental figures of a curiously graceful design and set off against the drone bass of the piano and 'cello. This Is similarly repeated by the violin and gives way for a brief space to broad and flow ing treatment of a strongly contrasting character, after which the original theme is resumed and maintained to the close, xhe serenade Is of the characteristic bolero type, with a rich, swaying voluptuous melody sur rounded by bizarre harmonies and warm color effects. The other numbers have all been heard enough to need no description, though not by any means enough to have lost interest. From the pellucid purity of the Mozart Quartet down to the dramatic, passionate score penned by Mr. Retter's former master at Munich, the attention of the audience was kept intact, in spite of tbe fact that the performance wa not in all respects as good as will be the case as the advancing season puts more joint-practice be hind the players. From men whose time must be chiefly oconpied with teaching or with musico soclal engagements (otherwise dance tunes), great virtuosity and perfect ensemble are not reasonably to be expected. Various minor deficiencies might be pointed out, but the sln- le admonition to be more careful of pitch othintunlngand In playing will suffice. On the other hand, there are to be reckoned up a much larger number of excellences, making a total effect calculated to give much pleasure and profit to every auditor in a receptive mood. Mr. Retter's artistlo and ardent interpreta tion ot 'the piano part in the Rubinstein and Khelnberger pieces, .especially, far outweighed some tecnntcal blemishes ot comparative in consequence. Mr. Fred Toerge's reading oi the sonata was quite satisfactory; it betrayed bott study aad pTaetio. tos. certalnoo tav and aipegato ptMagMwm abitisgc '.- , -...--I j,mmtm 1sa --- "Caaa"-Mr. George Tee handle W"kri with feeling and skill. Mr. Cooper's ssarked advance in richness and flexibility of tone really merits hearty recognition, betokestejfas it does a deal of earnest, artistio work. The writer remembers no local violoncellist poms ing such a tone. The vocal assistance of Mrs. Wolfe was of no little value. In the,"Adelaide" some deficien cies in rhythm were observable (In particular the failure to' preserve the just value of a couplet against a triplet), and the mam theme ot tbe Jensen sen was taken so slow as to change its character - com pletely. After mentioning these points, both of which may readily be corrected, ad verse criticism is silenced by a voice more pure, rich and sympathetic if possible than ever, and by a degree ot feeling and passion which, as Miss Blaster, this favorite soprano never at tained. Mr. GeorgeH.WIlson.of the Boston Traveller. makes a most timely suggestion In an article of which the most salient portion is here sub joined, with cordial sympathy in the movement thereby inaugurated: Congress will be asked to appropriate money for a World's Fair In 1892. Those who are. in terested and anxious for tbe development of native art, who believe in the possibilities of our composers, mast see to It that the musical features of the intended, exhibition are con ducted from the highest artistic standpoint. Tbe earnest thinkers on the subject should be aroused and act now, or the chance will be lost, and instead of a series of concert which shall include original works of a "high order, we shall have oruy the noisy product of "consolidated bands." The Old World sets ns an example of what is due music Paris (which U practically France) re cently granted a huge sum of money for the composition and construction of a stage piece which should celebrate in music some natloaal event, and even went So far as to appoint a woman to execute it; throughout Germany, Belgium, Austria and France the cities re ceive protection and money of their govern ment for the support of their theaters and Opera Houses. America must not longer be inartistic Protection and encouragement must be given the souls and minds of her au thors, poets and musicians, as well as the bodies and purses of her traders and capitalists. The writer has ndt formulated any definite plan by which official recognition shall reach the native composer, bnt hopes discussion of his neglect and bow he shall be honored at the- proposed international fete in 1892 will not be delayed. If Congress is not to be financial sponsor of the World's Fair, then agitation for a worthy recognition of American music in 1892 should be directed toward tbe private committees who shall have power to apportion its funds. Perhaps if the newspapers of tbe country would give heed to the subject and urge It diligently, we should find emanating from the Executive Committee' of the World's Fair an announcement some thing like" this: Nxw TOBX, January J, USD. To American Composers: The sum of 7, SCO will be expended for the par chase of the following mentioned new compost itlons In manuscript: One symphony, 19,000; one symphony, S1.200: one cantata, 2.080; one cantata, tl.2Q0; one overture, SJOO; one overture SBU): one short cboms,poO; one short chorus, flOO. Privilege to compete Is granted onlyto native bdrn men and women. Three eminent European musicians will act as Jurors. Tne accepted compositions will be published at tbe expense ot the undersigned, who will guarantee that each shall be faltbfnUy re hearsed, and when performed shall have the ad vantage of the best orcheitra and the bestchorss the country affords. Composers are enjoined to forward their manuscript not later than July U V3U 1 Committee. Crotchets and Qua vers. Miss Rosa Lutdz, better known by her Pittsburg acquaintances as Mrs. Rosa Bchaar schmidt. Is a prime attraction of the concert arranged for by the Press Clun, to be given at Old City Hall on the 30th Inst. Musical circles were deeply interested is the marriage ef Miss Belle Tomer and Mr. William A. McCutcheon, which tooc place at Christ M. E. Church on Thursday last. It is not often that the high contracting parties unite musical gifts of so high an order. Sewickley Society Notes. Mrs. William Adarr is visiting relatives in Elizabeth, N.J. Miss Miller, of Springfield, O., is visiting Mrs. J. Sharp MacDouald. Mrs. Charles MoVay is at Annapolis, where she will probably spend the winter. Mr Erskine sold his pretty home last week to Mr. George Anderson, fprmerly of Hazel wood, Pa. Mr. Anderson and family are at present staying at tbe Park Place Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Warner Osburn, after a visit of several weeks to relatives in the valley, leave to-morrow to visit Mr.and Mrs. William OI in stead, of Hartford, Conn. Mrs. Olmstead is a sister of Mr. Osbarn. The first of the series of germans to be gives at the Park Place Hotel daring the, winter was enjoyed last evening. Thegerman was grace fully led by Mr. Porter, who Introduced some new and remarkably pretty figures. The first entertainment this, the fifth season of tbe Sewiekley Valley Clnb, will be given in Choral Hall Tuesday evening. "The Serious Family" is the comedy selected, ana will be given with the same castas published toTVB Dispatch last Sunday. The house was illuminated by candle light entirely, and real log fires burned in all the grates, over which "popcorn was popped and chestnuts roatted. The "bountiful board" was in perfect keeping with this "olden, time" party, as was also the costumes of the hostess and all the lady guests. The evening's merri ment was opened with a Virginia Beel, danced to tbe music of an old. darkey fiddler. Alto gether the evening was a typical one of a Hal loween ot "ye olden time.'' Sewickley' was really quite gay last week. Monday evening there was a "progressive euchre" at Mrs. George Gibson's, Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Osbarn gave a large and very pleasant reception from 8 toll In honor Ot their son, Mr. Warner Osburu, and his bride ot Orange, Cal. Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Craig gave the quaintest and most thoroughly enjoyable- Halloween party given in Sewickley for a longtime The party was given in honor of Mrs. Craig's three guests, Miss Mitchell and Miss Anderson, ot white Plains, and Miss Eva Smith, of New York City. To Miss Smith is due tbe credit of tbe very clever add quaint invitations, they were written on large, square writing paper, in the corner of whicb the young lady had done a remarkably clever pen and ink sketch. All Kinds of Dyeing And dry cleaning done at the Asseriesta Steam Dyeing and Dry Cleaning Co., 616 Penn ave., with Bravo & "Wilson. so. f The China Store, Opposite t City s Hail, 516 SMITHFIELD STREET. no3-76-HWSu DESKS A BPECIALTT. The Most nimm R-rnrrK 1nw !, jv BED BOCK PRICES We also manufacture the wonderful combination Easy Clialr. STEVENS CHAIR CO. No. 3 SIXTH ST, mlM&su PrnSBUBG,PA Telephone 3L, Electric 161 gr Hrator. FRENGH, KENDRICK S CO., I lr7y-TilAr-islsW if n , i . ijBHfflr4 HSEsBli 1 1 tssA Your Measure Takehl -ait a- -; PERFECT FITTING PATTERN; Cat to order and gnaiMtoeite it la erery particular, at the '( L IU ZaekactieM hew to r 9 AAA MbMSMI.' Irxwzox's iTimc or sxu curxnra sat '..' TOW ABTXKTHZXKCTftSSHsP SEAL: JACKETS COATS. iK vSJrJ ' Perfect fitting, finest Seal Jaekstsl Lens" dye, 23,25. 27 and Si-inch lengths. inlhellaasK tiest, cosiest cuts. ' '.4ij -(. r' - Plaid Newmarket Tf M isses sizes, dlrectoire styles, for all ages? M Wool Underwearl that pleases all who desire to gt"'furnls4j with tne best quality at a moderate pric,"! 37 - U -- -X; r "V3 T. M. lATMHgS l 9-M 138 Federal and 46 South piamonol Streets, Allegheny, Pa.? 'rmM ocSO-Hwrau t&umfi HAVE BECETVED THE Gold Medm -AT TBS- " . PARIS EXPOSITION. 4 -M Sold by JOS. HORNE & CO. ocZJ-5-wsa LARGE HMT HAM PAIKTID LAMP, Complete with. double wide burner, only $2 37, Worth K Fbu Piano Xmsml eeanlete. Flaa BsionHlamsi C0S3Dlete........i.-.JhMI Flna-Braes Haeine- Lamns. comciate ":iL' ? nixaa Sand Xjasang- complete -' sdlA" skim j3& .-.ilii- MbsV3k. ' -Il'iSs Bracket lamps, with reflectors, complete .sM .-'W J. A, DALL1NOER. m bo3 49 Sixth Sfirea&$j SUPERFLUOUS HAIR ON THE FEMALE FACE, Oa the ayeer lie. cats. cnews, iarui, site, eats, hands, arms audi breast, hair between! the eyebrows. oa mea'a cheeks aberetfee bear line, also hair growing is raits xrora scan, i moles and birth marks, destroyed for ever witnons- pain, shock, sear or injury by the Electric Needle Operation by Dr. J. Vaa Dyck, Keetro Bargees, PMlaefei phia, an tm Peaa arenae, PMtatarc. This snoeriaoM srowtk of facial hair is sarprislnely sreTSJent. drawlar room, street and wherever 1 crsflfttc Every lady with hkir ea he.! knows Oat tit we ot depHe4eieeVtt:ifce tweeter, scissors asd rasor aJi SMke.lfcesw hairs crow coarser, stiff er, darker a latere numerous THere la only one ssetfced is the world by which this obnozloa crewta of hair can be destroyed f orerer asd tkat is by the Electric This K a waralv aetmtMn mention, and si. ' Inrinrcerl liv a.11 uhimljHAnfl nil snreeons 0f eminence. Dr. Vaa Dyck deTOtes seTral,, hann dillr to tfca mwiimi rmoTalof Bir j' by this operatic. He has operated tets11 M years, has treated hu4rel of case. and'bMs. r' suorati ropuauoa aaaa expert iaam' Snrgery. x ..- Ladies; If nature has sakisdly proTided'yea with this obaoxloms growth of facial teir, stow the nee of the tweecen, scissors or raeor, ma. consult Dr, Vaa Dyck at once. . , MolM- birthmarks, ml nnu mlirpfta YBlAS of tha uosa. wens, wirtv frrftrnsfiftnees on the. eyelid, neck s hands destroyed by Electro KnrMrr tw T)r V&n TlvvV nw.v trmm. UBOO 5 heart 9 to 6i Baadays 18 to fi. EBgafeaeaM. ouHBiHiriHfiv. uxn or maaTBsa . -l- DR.J.VANDYCX..,. --, """."' . t-; sssHsHi "'r'jBK sssssE Sjra 9l BBBBBf 'TfaS?i it. Jr W ifflQ Jm T -5 tfa. a M ff taMsa'aasw HsMsfla Atoswatittfl sswRsV VsnlpV A SsPnt .TjAJDTESS, WHITE SEWING MACHINE ROOMS, 13 &lxtfe, -street, Jlttsbnrar. jgj ItsU a4 t with each pattern, 'j WA vfc, -TV. 3B& Jt i? iii -.