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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
An) Buoix Theater
r-- ISm "A l'arlor Match"
GRAND OFEBA HOUSE..
ACAPXHT OF MUSIC...
The above are the theatrical attractions for
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
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
"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.
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
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
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
"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
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
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"
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
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.
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,
pt yfoiiti) ot piipiG.
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!
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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his bride ot Orange, Cal. Thursday evening
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and most thoroughly enjoyable- Halloween
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white Plains, and Miss Eva Smith, of New
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