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TOffiRUrRTTO A wx""-". FTEElPITTSBUBGH -? a r v MM Wli'TY liti(jp?. jZJfijtii. ypgcJ I A merry Christmas and a happy New Tear. This day ushers in a week that will be brimful and running over with pleasure. The earlier portion of it will be occupied with the Christmas festivities, of course, the heavily ladened trees, the family reunions, the holly and mistletoe will reign to the great delight and joy of old and young. Christmas morning will be welcome indeed, but with its revelations will cease the de lightful suspense, the joyful anticipations ana enhancing speculations that have made life a dream to so many people, rich and poor, for the Jast few weeks. The "Watson-Sproull nuptials on Monday evening will fill stately old Trinity Church with a very fashionable audience, and the' appointments of the entire wedding ana the reception which follows are decidedly new and novel and in the very height of elegance Several other weddings, nreviously announced, will be sol emnized uririnc tbe week, and also that of Miss May "Whitehead-of Allegheny, and Mr. A. Er nest Siviter, of WilkinsbnTg. will take place the eveningof the "fitb In tbe M. P. Church, Al legheny, invitations have been received in Pittsburg to a wedding in Grand Eapids.Micb ifran, on tbe list day of this month, wherein .Miss Ada Byron Morton will become the bride of Mr. William Ogden Hucbarr, the son of W. O. Hughart, a long resident of Pittslmrc. The wedding will be solemnized in St. Mark's Epis copal Cnnrch of that city. Miss Blanche Playford. the daughter of Hon. H. H. Playford, of Uniontown. will re-enter the gav world again to-morrow evening, after a seclusion of tweyears. the family bavmc been in mourning. Tbe young lady is a tall, band some blonde and has been sadly missed by her large circle of friends and admirers. A recep tion to-morrow evening will once again fill the family residence with jovousness and gayety. CHBISTMAS FESTIVITIES. The Christmas pantomimes on tbe afternoons of the 6th and 27th, will beoneol the enjoy able features of the week. A great deal of time and attention has been devoted to the re hearsal of the- entertainment, and the petite actors and actresses display considetable talent. The costumes are to be exquisite, aud some of the best local singers will lend their voices for the afternoons. The great enjoyment of the we ei, however, will be the grand cpera, with Emma Juihas the stellar attraction. Good society lik to be Been at tbe opera, it is tbe crowning touch of cultivation and fashion, as it were. Pittsbnrg ers caunothave Pattl or a palace like tbe Audi torium in which to hear ber. but they will doubtless receive their favorite, Miss J neb, with crowded houses. It is said that Miss Jnch enjoys the distinc tion of receiving more attention from the real blue-blooded dwellers in tbe great cities on this side of the Atlantic than ever accorded any other lyric or dramatic artist. She includes among those names enrolled upon her visiting list the ladv members of many of the finest and oldest of tbe Knickerbocker fam ilies of New York, and on her recent visit to .Washington, was given a tea at tbe White House by Mrs. Harrison, who occupied a box every evening that she sang in the capital city, and on every occasion would send beautiful floral tributes to be handed over the footlights to her favorite singer. This extensive but se lect list is of great benefit to the fair! young singer, but not infrequently prove a source of considerable annoyance, as on the days when she sings she has made it an invariable rule to rise early, breakfast, and take a long walk or drive In some park or in the country, with no companlbh'bnt hermother. When she is billed to sing in tbe evening, she will not converse with any one during the day, not infrequently carrying this to such an extent as refusing to reply to an ordinary question, as she believes that she is thus able to keep her voice in condi tion to perform her best work. Verv little disslnation has been indnleed in during tbe past week, as tbe fast approaching Christmastide and the necessary preparations for the festivities attendant upon the holidays bare excluded entertainments or being enter tamed from societies' tablets, 01 book rather, for tbe Increasingdemands made upon the time of'tbe maids and matrons in the social whirl compel a gennine engagement book. The old practice of jotting down engagements on a card or placing various notes and cards of invi tation in tbe boudoir mirror being found en tirely inadequate to accurately inform a gay belle or matron jnst when, -where and how she is obliged to spend tbe fleeting days. . itEASUEES THAT HAVE PASSED. Wednesday afternoon a delightful reception was given by Mrs. J. G. Pontefract at ber love ly home on Lincoln avenue, and Mrs. D. T. Watson was the guest of honor. This is the third reception given in Mrs. Watson's honor during the yet young season, thus proving conclusively-the popularity of the cbarmiog young matron. Las evening the entire Watson-Sproull wedding party, after a rehearsal at the church, enjoyed a merry 9 o'clock dinner at the Wat son mansion on Lincoln avenue. A notable wedding occurred Thursday even ing, when Miss Maggie M. Shaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Shaw, became tbe wife of Mr. J. C. Doty, a prominent attorney. It was a home wedding, simple and unostenta tious, but elegant in every respect. Weddings are still, and probably always will be, in tbe lead among social events, one bears them discussed from every conceivable point of view. The members of tbe Woman's Club at tbeir meetiog last Tuesday decided, with Grover Cleveland and other groat bodies, that marriage is not a failure, but a bride of a year sagely informs me that the happiness of mar ried life depends largely upon tbe cook; and that if a dessert which was intended to be a dream in pastry comes in simply a reality in soft dough a bad temper Is apt to be developed along with symptoms of dyspepsia. I came across a queer bit of nonsense the other day entitled tbe "Map of Love," translated from tbe French. First is shown the lake uf "Indifference" on the shores of which are the hamlets of "Ad miration and Respect." From these the course leads on to the villages of "Notes of Invita tion,'' "Good Times." Complaisance,". "Sub mission," "Attentions," "Assiduity," ttifen the towns of "Congeniality" and "Mutual Appre ciation," situated in the same region with the city of "Tenderness," which is built on tbe river of "Inclination," which flews into the "Dangerous Sea," upon the shores of which is the "Haven of Best," as marriage is desig nated. A very unrotnantic, unsentimental matter-of-fact procedure would be to carry the idea still further, and from the "Haven of Rest" sail out in the boats of "Pettishness" or "Irrita bility" into the river of "Unreasonableness," passing, with slight stops, the hamlets of "Re pentance." "Sorrowfulness" and"Forriveness" until the sea of "Insensibility" is reached, and on its snores tne -xiaven 01 unrest,' where so many, by tneir own willfulness and perverse ness, spend tbe greater portion of their days. ICE CEEAM AND ETIQUETTE. Moralizing, as a rule, is not appreciated by the dear public, however, so I'll pass on to a more inviting subject and tell of a charmingly unique innovation in tbe serving of icecream and adopted by some of the ladies at their card parties in the near past Bytheskillfulnessof tbe inventor who has fashioned the molds, the company not only play cards bnt they eat cards, kings, queens, and all and really,, the result of the various creams combined, in tbe designs' of the various cards, look awfully pretty, and haven't a particle of the wicked flavor that has so often been attributed to them. A note received from a benighted young lady a few days ago, asking if it.wonld be perfectly ? roper for ber to visit in a family where the itber and mother wero 70 years old and tbe only child, a son, who had paid her some atten tion but bad not asked the momentous ques tion, has appealed to my sympathies to a won derful degree. For her sake and enlighten ment, I have obtained a number of opinions on the subject, and will allow ber to select the one which accords with ber,own opinion as a final answer. For it is an established fact that peo ple who seek advice after receiving it. always do jnst exactly as they think best. "Well, no; 1 should rather think it wouldn't be proper." "Why certainly it would be proper." If she has any designs upon the young mas a visit might prevent a fruition of her hopes. It would tbe risking public criticism, but nothing strictly improper in snch a visit. Bach a visit would be a trifle "nervy," bnt per fectly proper and a distractingly enjoyable one If the young folks are lust entering tbe infatu ated state. Seriously, In my opinion, it is a question that must need personal considera tion and decision. Circumstances, to a cer tain extent, make things proper or improper. There is no written law against such a visit, but, generally speaking, it would be poor taste or bad form, Thox'JTe Branch. Fleaknres Past. TheCborxey Social Club, composed of young men living on the hill will hold Jdfint re-J ception on January 29, at Imperial. Hall. The Committee of Arrangements is 'as follows: Joseph Pldgeon, Arch Graham, Charles Briley, Frank Pidgeon, James Doran and John Kane. The Columbus Club, at their rooms on Smith field street, gave a delightful concert and re ception Jast Friday evening: At the conclusion of tbe very interesting programme dancing was enjoyed until the dawn of another day. The regular weekly meeting, Friday evening, of theGolden Circle Literary Society wasmoch enjoyed by the members and visitors present. The programme carried out was very interest ing. The next meeting will be held Friday, December 27, at which the election of officers will take place. On the evening of the 18th a Tery pleasant surprise party or "W. C. T. TJ. members visited Mr. and Mrs. S. Fi Morrison, of Collins avenue. The host and hostess were each the recipient ot a handsome present from tbe union, re freshments were served by Kuhn and a good time generally was the result. Rev. M. J. Bmalley, pastor of, tbe Thirteenth United Presbyterian Congregation of the Thirty-second ward, was agreeably surprised when visited by a number of tbe members of his congregation on Friday night. He was resented with a purse filled with gold, and Irs. Smaller was the recipient of a very hand some mantel clock. The presentation speech was maae by Charles E. Lewis. The wedding of Miss Edith M. West and Mr. David L. Baldwin was celebrated Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, at the -bride's residence, Chartiers, Pa. The ceremony was performed iyRev.O.N.Vernor. The bride washandsomely attired in cream cashmere cut low. and carried a bouquet of white roses. After a sumptuous repast the newly-wedded couple left on the midnight train for the East. A very enjoyable surprise party was held In honor of Harry M. Keef er, December 17, 1SS9, at his residence. No. 24 Twcnty-second street. Among the many present were the Misses Jennie Hammett, Anna Bryant, Helen Keeter. Mazie Kennedy, Maggie Macon. Ella Provost, May Harris, and Messrs. Wells, Linlnger, John W. Yonnc John Hooff. George Provost. Alvin Keefer, Albert Hoofman. One of the most elegant presents ever made in City Hall circles was that given by the cler ical attaches of the Fire and Police Bureau to" Miss McLean, the Chief's stenographer. It consists of a full toilet set, in an elaborate green velvet case, with an engraved silver plate. The hair brushes, eta, are all mounted in oxidized silver. There is also a full mani cure set included. The young lady was very highly gratified with so pleasant a testimonial to the appreciation of ber co-workers. On Thursday last, at the residence of the bride's parents. No. 6M Second avenue. Rev. "Preacher" Calvert, of Etna, united in the bonds of matrimony Miss Manie Thompson and Andrew Wetterstein. They were the re cipients of many handsome presents, and among their trieuds present were Mr. and Mrs. G. Hommell. Mr. and Mrs. Mnnhall, Mr. and Mrs. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Seitz, whose well wishes accompany the young couple on their journey through life. The elegant home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Damn, near Stewart's station, Pennsylvania Railroad, was the .scene of a brilliant, home wedding on last Tuesday, at which their young and charming daughter. Daisy, was united in matrimony to Mr. J. O. Blackburn, a prominent merchant of Larimer. Revs. McCarrell and Cbeeseman officiated. Tbe bride was attired in a cream-colored faille silk gown trimmed with duchess lace, and a garniture of orange blos soms confined the silk tulle veil. An exquisite bouquet of tea roses completed the adornment of tbe young lady. The couple were tbe recipi ents of many beautiful and costly gifts. Only the members of the family and immediate rela tives were present The couple went to house keeping in the borne winch the groom had pre pared for his bride at Larimer. The Young People's Society of Christian En deavor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church gave a very pleasant reception to the members and many friends of the church on Friday evening under the direction of the Social Committee. Mrs. Lottie Kelley Sunonton rendered a vocal solo in a very pleasing manner, tbe lady being the possessor of a fine contralto voice. She was followed by Prof. George Kelley in a whistling solo who received hearty applause. Dr. Mc Clelland, the former pastor of tbe church, but now .holding a professorship at the Western Theological Seminary, gave an hour's interest ing talk on Europe, from which he has recently returned. The next number was a very pleasing vocal solo by Miss McClure. Mr. Robert Repp rendered the accompaniments for the evening in a masterly style. The President of the soci--rv. Rev. Patterson, then invited all to reoalr to the lower rooms, where luncheon was served. by tbe Social committee, assisted by the young ladies of the society. Personal Notes. Miss Leila Stitt has returned home from In diana. Pa., to spend her vacation. Mrs. Frederick Benchler aud son William, of the Northside, will spend the holidays in the East. Miss Lidie Kirkpatrick, of Sherman avenue, has returned from visiting friends in Day ton, O. Prof. W. H. Sadler, of Baltimore, Mi, is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Smith, of Oak landisqnare. Miss Sallie Hyde, one of Baltimore's noted beauties, is visiting ber friend. Miss Nellie Tuplett, of Carson street, Sonthside. Mrs. E. G.'Bridge and daughter. Miss Edna, of Avalon, will spend the holidays as guests of Colonel Higgins and wife, of Johnstown. Mrs. Joseph Dilworth. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Beggs and their party arrived in New York on tbe City of Paris Friday, and reached Pitts burg yesterday. Mrs. W. P. Beadell, of HaysvUle, has taken up ber residence for the winter months with her sisters, tbe Misses Kerr, at 305 Rebecca street, Allegheny. Miss Sadie P. Ford arrived in the city yester day moming from Glendale, O., where she has been attending tbe Glendale Female College. She win spend the holidays and then resume ber studies. The Misses Alice and Rosie Cnrran, daugh ters of Mr. James and Mrs. Kate Curran, of Marion avenue. Allegheny, arrived home last evening from St. Xavier's Academy to spend the holidays with tbeir parents. Tbe marriage of Miss Lillian Riggs and Mr. Elmer Ellsworth Caddes is announced for Christmas eve. The bride is a dauebterof Dr. W. J. Riggs and a sister of Dr. E. E. Riggs, of the Soutbside. The ceremony is to take place at tbe Fonrth Avenne Baptist Church. lie v. H. H. Gross will officiate. Sewlekley Society Note. Mrs. Charles McVay is home from Annapolis much Improved In health. Miss McClury"has returned after a visit to friends in New York City. Mrs. A H. Starr is home from a visit to rela tives in Williamsport, Pa. Miss Love, of Edgeworth, is home from a lengthy visit in Brooklyn. Mrs. George Clappand little daughter Mar ion are home from New York. Mrs. John B. Warden, of St. Anraitlne Tii was the giiest of honor at the dainty little luncheon given by Mrs. William Grafton last Thursday. Home from the different colleges to enjoy tbe holidays are Messrs. Frank and George Hutchinson, John Semple, Frank Nevin, Wil son Porter, Charles and Lawrence woods. Walter Miller, Marshall Christy and Judson Brooks. Card; bave been Issued for a New Year's eve cotillon to be given in Choral Halt. The pa tronesses on this occasion will be Mrs. L. Hal sev Williams. Mrs. George H. Clapp, Mrs. Henry A. Davis. Mrs. M. B. Cochran, xars. James E. Gilmore and Mrs. Charles's. Pease. "Who would die with croup, when he can buy Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup lor 23 cents and live. Holiday Excursion Bates. The Baltimore and Ohio B. B. Co., in pursuance of its usual liberal policy will sell excursion tickets at reduced rates dur ing the holiday season. Tickets will be sold to and from all Etatibns on its lines cast of the Ohio river from December 21 to Jan uary 1, inclusive, good for return trip until January 4, inclusive. Tickets will be sold from Pittsburg to all stations west of the Ohio river, including Columbns, Cincinnati and Chicago, Decem ber 24, 25, 31 and January 1, good to return until January S. Xmni Presents. If you want a bottle, gallon or case of fine old Whisky, Brandy or Wine, to present to your friend as a remembrance, call at "Wm. J. Friday's, 633 Bmithfield st. Telephone 1189. Store open Monday and Tnesday nights, 23d and 24th inst. THE most healthful winter drinks are aij inn v,nrf v. w,.u.i. Xf rj. !...- r. uu pw. vw. u, ,, iuunii(;uk uu w. o urcw II the best. Telephone 6525, ' rtsa azmii your renpnoisienng anu maitrafa renovating to Haugh & Keenan, 33 and4 yi aier su xeiephoDt lbzts. TotNO folks who intend to start lone keeping will consult their interest b buy- don on Wednesday. ' ' ing their outfit id furnhwe at X. Kibert & Xhtbssk excitement ww cawed ltt Bator Co. , Allegheny. fcy evening at t6lsHT8tr. Liver. nlM llKlfltlil)l, g I3SE2S!d " - .i IMS . 3 BUOBTHIATEB "gflfl k Jlatgle Mitchell ml' I MmtL GBJUroOr-BaAHousa.. "sW JBJf Juch Open Co. Acxdxmt op Music... Williams' own Co. HARMS' THXATXB mil Florence jundley World's Museum Cariosities, .Etc Casino Museum; Curiosities, etc. The above are the theatrical attractions for this week, ... At the Bijou Theater the ever popular and charming actress, Maggie Mitchell, will playa week's engagement at this house, commencing to-morrow night, in three of her best plays. "Little Barefoot" will be the opening piece. As this is one ot those most familiar in her repertoire, there is little need of saying much about it, except to express anew what has already been said, a feeling of admiration for the actress' inter pretation of its title role. The cast is as fol lows: William Peace, Charles Abbott: Parmer Peace, ICF.McClannln: Jemmy, William Wilson tUemp farmer, George W. Devo; Antwnaneer. Stephen Wright: Catper, Phil F. McCarthy: Batet, D. F. Simonds; tYeedle, Thomas J. Kenno: Hole. Miss Virginia Nelson: itrt. tiempfarmer.SLn. Ceorre P. He Vere; Mrt. Peace. tlU Annie Chase: Marie, Miss Kate Spear; Mitta, Miss Emma Damon; Amry, Magile Mitchell. The plays for the week are as follows: Tues day, Thursday and Saturday nights, and Christ mas matinee, ber new play, "Ray." Friday night and Saturday matinee, the ever favorite, "Fanchon." The advance sale of seats indicate a most prosperous week's business. V So much has been said about tbe Jnch Open Company which comes to 'the Grand Opera House this week that little can be added. Vir tually tbe success of this operatic season, as far as the returns to the comp'any go, is already assured. Tbe advance sale of seats has been wonderfully large. The opening performance will be "Carmen," with Miss Juch in the title role. This will be a novelty for Pittsburg, and naturally great curiosity is felt as toMlss Juch's appearance In that dashing character. The repertoire is arranged as follows: Mon day evening, "Carmen;" Tuesday evening, "H Trovatorer" Wednesday (Christmas) afternoon, "Postilion of Lonjumeau;" Wednesday even ing, "Bohemian Girl?' Thursday evening, "Faust;" Friday evening, "Mignenf ' Saturday afternoon, "Maritanai" Saturday evening, "Der Freischnta." V There is no doubt about the strength of Mr. Williams' attraction for Christmas at his Acad emy of Music It is his own company. The members of this organization include Testo and Onri, Katchawana, Charles Diamond, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lucas, Pearl Ardine, Lawlorand Thornton and others whose ability in the line of wonderful jugglery, acrobatic feats, music, song, aance and jest are known here, and never fail to win the heartiest plaudits. There will be a matinee on Christmas Day, as well as on the regular matlaee days. V Florence J. Bindley, the pretty and talented little actress, with a good company, will com mence a week's engagementMonday afternoon in "Dot" at Harris' Theater. There is some thing about the ways "and doings of the far West that are full of thrilling interest, and Miss Bindley's play portrays the adventurous lives led by the miners in tho struggle for gold. The drama is full of thrilling situations and pretty scenlo effects, and has a lively vein of comedy running through it. The story pictures villainy, virtue, lovef and revenge, and blends the heroic and humorous in a way that is cal culated to hold the most interested attention of a critical audience. At the World's Museum the public .is prom ised a Wild West show with a cowboy and In dian convention. It is said that Broncho John's company will startle the community. Tne extra heavy weight oxen will remain on exhibition, and a good variety entertainment is promised In the work of the Rain era, the Blacks, Smith 4 Fuller, Levis & Gillette and others. . The Casino Museum has a remarkable ex hibit this week in the wonderful living double headed baby. In addition to this and other curiosities, the Nash Comedy Company will give a stage performance. Stage Whispers. Laweknce Baeeett his canceled all ot ills engagements for this season. Mb. and Mbs. KxiroAXn, have purchased from Bronson Howard his comedietta, "Old Love Letters," and will add it to ther reper toire. "3 Aires Thomas, known on the variety stage as one of the Cornwallis Brothers, is at his home in the Twelfth ward. He sails on Jan uary 1 to fill European engagements. E. E. Rice has been commissioned by John Stetson to organize two companies for the pre sentation of tbe "Gondoliers," Gilbert and Sul livan's new operetta, for which Stetson has all tho rights for this country east of Pittsburg, exclusive of New York City. The Law and Order League of Charleston, S. C, is evidently busily intent on purifying the morals of its cltisens. F. L. O'Neil, the mana ger of the .Grand Opera House in that city, has been arrested for putting out the regulation Evangeline Company posters. Edwts Booth, and Mme. Modjeska are taking a two weeks'jracatlon. They resume their tour on January 6 in Providence, E. L, vr1 art tf QnnAQV in Vail Pfwap Ifae Tn.. HUH MM W HflUU SU HW aNIUl iil(MA jaUttAlT I 13; Holyoke. IU Springfield, 15; New Haven, 16; h xxanioru, a aau xo, rescuing tne .Boston Theater on January 2a Vekt recently at Bristol, England, when JotepA, in "Joseph's Sweetheart," was proving bis "moderation" in the matter of love for tbe charming b;nny by kissing her several times, an enthusiastic and mnch-mashed West countryman In the gallery caused roars of aughter by shouting, "Gl'e'r another one vor IP' England's great metropolis will be illus trated by a magnificent production of Boucl cault's well-known drama, "After Dark," at the Bijon Theater New Year's week. A strong olio of specialty artists have been especially engaged, and includes Bobby Gaylor, Mile. Marie Rene, the premier dansense,.and Kelly and Murphy, two exhibition boxers. MOkbos and Bice, of the "My Aunt Bridget" company, bave engaged two new artists, Kate Davis and Brownie Wells. Miss Wells will in troduce a new dlrectolre sketch bronght over recently from London. Robert B. Monroe writes that at a recent representation Tomaso Salnni was present, and tbe following day sent an autograph letter expressing his pleasure at tbe performance, and thanking the artists for a floral trophy with which he had been presented. Mb. William E. Link writes to this paper: "I bave secured far next season for Miss Cora TanneT, one of the strongest emotional plays which, I think, has been presented in America for years, entitled: "One Error." It is just fitted to Miss Tanner's abilities, in fact, more so than any play she has ever bad, and, al though' an emotional play, and with a very strong love story, It uwell relieved by bright and sparkling comedy. The company I shall engage will be tbe bett that money can secure, and fully as strong in every respect as her com pany now playing in 'Fascination.' " Beonson Howabd, who was once a strug gling newspaper man, will spend tfcis season collecting rich royalties on his plays. In addi tion to "Shenandoah," the successful "Hen rietta," which is now the chief feature of Mr. Stuart Reason's season, will be a source of In come, to the author In this country. Mr. Ed wards, ot the London Gaiety Theater and Mr. Wyndhamare competitors for the privilege ot producing the "Henrietta" in London, and 'One of Our Girls," another of Howard's piajs, aiter a snccessiui lonr oi tho English provinces, is to open in London to-morrow JSSiL:.r-flaffSKJK3SS?.i?Te awTTaaaw as mwji -c-ssal pool, Englud, by a man fllln fretsv&e top gallery into the pit in one of tie act-Interval of "The Land ot the Living," which was being perf dVmed by the Beatrice Company. A young man occupying a seat in the topmost part ot the gallery made a jump downward to obtain a seat iu the front raw. His spring was So ill. judged that he fell over 'the gallery rails, and was hurled headlong into the audilOrinm below, wbere he alighted between twogentlemen seated in the pit stalls. Instead of tbe man having al most every bone in his skin broken and seriously damaging those upon whom he fell, as might have oeen expected, he was but slightly in jured himself, and the occupants' of the pit stalls concerned only received a" very natural shock to tbe system. Tbe ambulance f rom tbe Northern Hospital was telephoned for, and the man a laborer named Richard Reynolds was cnnvAved to that institution. However. It Was found that he had sustained but a slight injury to the head, and he was discharged almost im mediately. A coekeSpondent from Berlin writes: It looks as if tbe so-called Freie Bubne, or Thea ter Libre, which was established here some little time ago by a knot of dramatio enthusiasts, were not going to bave a very long life. Tbe idea ot this Frele Bnhne was borrowed from France, where German playwrights and playwrlters, for tne rest, seem to go in searcn oi toeir present Btock-in-trade, and was adopted with tbe view of giving tbe Berlin public an opportunity of pronouncing judgment on the worth of dramas which bad everywhere else been re jected as too dull or too immoral for ordinary people. For this purpose the Lessing Theater here was hired for Sunday morning perf orm ances, and ot these there have already been ttrroe. The series began with Ibsen's "Ghosts," which had a fair enough reception. Then fol lowed a piece by some unknown German au thor, of which the Zolaesque realism was so of fensively Indecent that tbe auditorium became the scene of an Incident which ended In a court of Jaw; and now tbe Lessing Theater has again been resounding with hissing, whistling, and stamping. The piece which evoked these dem. onstrations of disgust was an old French play, "Henriette Marechal,' by the brothers De Goncourt, and it the Freie Buhne does not show better taste in the further pursuit of Its experimental enterprise, it will soon bave to close iu doors and declare itself bankrupt. PEDAGOGUE AND FDFIL The annual Christmas entertainment will ba given at tbe Grant School next Tnesday morn ing. Miss Blastohe Conhoes, a teacher in the Franklin school till recently, died yesterday morning. MES.NA2TNTEBKh-inee Nannie Shannon, of the Hancock School, and Miss Trunlck have been elected teachers in the Luckey School. Ml as Kate Neipeb, Librarian of the Teach ers' Library, starts on Tuesday evening to spend the greater part of tbe holidays in De troit. Miss Neil Jackson accompanies her. Pbof. UOULDKlf, ot the Bedford school, was presented with a gold-beaded cane by his night school pupils last week. There will be a re ception at the Bedford school next Tuesday from 130 to 4 p.ac. Miss Lizzie Muxhattak, ot the Howard school, will be married on Christmas Eve to Mr. Frank Huff, of the East Under. The Howard School Board will not fill the vacancy till the second Wednesday in January. SuiEni?tTKNDENT Ltjckey received this week, from Paris, bis commission as an officer in the Department of Publio Instruction and Fine Arts at Paris. He received this high compliment as a recognition of the superior educational exhibit that Pittsburg sent to the Fans Exposition. Tee preliminary examination at the High School will be continued to-morrow. The report! of the successf ul candidates will not likely be issued before next Friday morning. One of tbe O'Hara High School pupils who was to try the examination has the dlptheria, and two of the Mt. Albion have the typhoid fever. Tee schools will close on Tuesday, and wil not reopen till January ft. Pay day also comes on Tuesday to make the teachers superlatively happy. The school month closes tomorrow, and in order to have the warrants ready for Tnesday, Secretary Relsfar and Clerk Lewis will have to work till midnight to-morrow. Miss Rosetta Poixet, of the Bellfield school, was treated to a genuine surprise party by her pupils, on Friday night, at her home on Meyran avenue. They presented her with a valuable Christmas present an oaken rocking chair, with plush cushion and head rest. Mamie Harrison made a pretty presentation speech. Dancing, and a fine repast followed the pre sentation. Tee subject of corporal punishment has caused considerable talk among the school principals lately. The Mt, Washington Bchool Board abolished corporal punishment three years ago. They have empowered the school principals to 'temporarily suspend a pupil for misconduct until his parents come aud vouch for his behavior. During the tBree years that this plan has been tried, it has not been neces sary to suspend more than two Or three, pupils. Miss Edith Hahhts, who graduated from the Pittsburg High School last June, and who has since been In New York taking a course of instruction in music and elocution from the best metropolitan teachers, returned last even ing to ber home in Pittsburg to spend tbe holi days. A concert, for the benefit of the Welsh Presbyterian Cbuch building fund, will be given at old City Hall Christmas evening, at iwbich Miss Harris will sing and give recitations. Even before her visit to New York she won much praise for ber elocutionary work, and doubtless will carry .oft high honors on Wednesday evening. She has a rich contralto voice; and was one of the judges at last year's eisteddfod. The Mt. Washington teachers gave a ban quet last Friday afternoon. The event marked tbe separation ot six of the school'corps who take charge of the new building which will he I dedicated on January 6. The teachers of the school, Superintendent Luckey, Secretary Relsfar, the directors, and Miss .Ballon, of the cooking school, constituted the company. The table was arranged in the form of a Greek cross, and a fine band-painted sonvenir ot satin was presented each guest. Tbe affair was quite elaborate, and was very enjoyable. A visit of inspection was also paid to the new building, which b to be called the Wbittler. The Misses Sellers, Weir, Brlsbin, Boyer, Young, and Miss Morcland, tbe latter the assistant principal at the Mt. Washington school, will have charge at the Whlttier. Miss Doak succeeds Miss More land as assistant principal at tbe Mt. Washing, ton. The best selected stock of diamonds, watches, jewelry, sterling silver, silver plated ware, canes, umbrellas, clocks, bronzes, statuary, marble and onyx clocks, tables, etc. No old stock, all new styles' purchased this seasou. Call and see our goods and prices. M. O. Cohen, Diamond Expert and Jeweler, formerly cor. "Fifth ave. and Market St., now 633 Smithfield st. Yon can't miss the place. The, onlv street clock on Smithfield street, in front, of , " the door. M. Qt. Cohen, Diamond Expert and Jew eler, formerly cor. Fifth ave., and Market st, now 533 Smithfield st. Large street clock in front of the door. Mexican onyx clocks and tables, marble clocks, bronzes, statnary, silverware, etc, at greatly reduced prices at M. G. Cohen's, 533 Smithfield st. Big clock iu front of the door. Novelties in stick pins and gipsy rings at M. G. Cohen's,-533 Smithfield st Large street clock in front of door. Fairbanks Sa Cole Banjos, Also the Victor, Luscomb and- other good makes. Our stock of banjos is large, and' comprises all the various kinds, from the cheap instrument used by the steamboat roustabout to the handsome aud elegant professional banjo, at Geo. Kappel's, 77 Filth avenue. 14,22 1838. Holmes' Ben. 1SS0. Orders filled for the holidays by telephone 305. "W. H. Holmes & Son, 120 "Water street and 168 First H venue. TTSSU B. &B. If yon are interested in the useful for Christmas, read display "ad." in this paper and come early. Boaos & Buhl. '. Stools. Oar common sense stools, painted or un finished, now delivered on short notice. 2. a SchoenecK, 711 Liberty street Black silk warp henriettas at 60c, 60o and 76c; original prices 86c, $1 and fl 25 a yard. Hughs & Haoke. TTSSU Cash paid for old gold and silver at-j muctrs, no. iitn avenue. i Fbauenheim & Vilsack's ale and porter are superior beverages. Call for them. All dealers' keep Umm; Or order direct. 'Phone 118 - -s TflttOY'glaJY-Opt. fill KJEii-B Department Commander Stewart has de cided in a case submitted that, "The Rules and Regulations, Chapter 2, Article 7, sec tion 2, provide In case of a ballot for officers a majority of all the votes cast shall be necessary to a choice.' Any mem ber of the Grand Army of the Repub lic in good standing is eligible to any office within the gift of the organization. The Rules and Regulations make no provision, nor do they demand that nominations shall be made. Tin der our law it is possible to proceed to an elec tion without nominations, and tbe comrade re ceiving a majority of all the votes cast shall be chosen to tbe position for which he may be voted for. Snch being tbe case it is not within tbe province of a post to defeat that law by the adoption of a by-law. By-laws of a pqjt must 0ve.wav to tbe general laws of tbe organiza tion, as contained in the Rules and Regula tions. Therefore, I shall have to rule that the votes cast for the comrade who did not appear to be nominated were legal votes, and to decide further that it is not absolutely necessary to nominate' a candidate in order that he maybe voted ior." Pennsylvania Memorial Homr. Preparations for the opening ot the Pennsyl vania Memorial Home are going rapidly for ward, and it is new expected that the formal opening and dedication of the Home will take place about the middle of January, not quite one year from the time the subject was first spoken of. The loyal women of Pennsylvania have come grandly forward in the work, and tbe beautiful buildings and grounds of "Longview," in Brookrille, Jefferson county, will pass Into the possession of the Pennsyl vania Memorial Home Association as soon as the necessary legal documents can be prepared. Comrade Long, the owner of the place, has been exceedingly liberal, tbe sum asked being so low that his gift to the association is a roy ally generous one, and bis name will be held in grateful remembrance by tbe order, as well as by tbe f eeble,belpless veterans and tbeir wives, who will so soon have a home to shelter them, wbere they will be free from the care and anxiety that surely comes with old age and straightened means. Election in Circle 52. The election of officers in Colonel W. H. Moody Circle, Ladies ot the. G.A.1 took place on Wednesday afternoon. Tbe officers for the coming year are: Mrs. S. Linhart,Pres ident; Miss M. Fdllerton, S.V7P.; Mrs. M. Louderbaugh, Jr. V. P.; Mrs. S. Naysmith, Treasurer; Mrs. M., Riggs, Chaplain; Mrs. B. Rawsthome, Conductress; Mrs. D. McCormick, Guard; Mrs. Agnes Montrevifle, Secretary: Mesdames Cargo, Dlerst aud Grayburn, Ad visory Committee; Delegates to the Depart ment Convention, Mesdames Sallie Llnhart and Agnes Montreville; alternates. Miss Ful lerton and Mrs. Riggs. The installation will take place on January 8, and the Department President is expected to officiate. The circle, although a very young one, has a good fund on hand, and is composed of some "it the most highly respected ladles of the Thirty-second and Thirty-fifth wards. Annual Treat to the Orphans. The regular annual treat to the soldiers' or phans who live within the territory comprising the jurisdiction of Colonel John W. Patterson Post No. 151, will takeplaee on Christmas after noon at tbeir hall, 1923 Carson street. This is the feature that Post 151 is to be com mended for above every other of its deeds ojj charity. Aside from the gifts ot candles, oranges, eta, to every child, the girls will re ceive a dress pattern of good warm material, stockings and shoes, and tbe boys a jacket, pants, shoes, stockings and cap. The total number thus clothed this year will be abont 100. Tbe post will be ably assisted in the distribu tion by the ladies of Colonel J. W. Patterson Woman's Relief Corps No. 1, and Colonel H. B. Hays Camp No. 4, Sons of Veterans. . Oleetineof tbe Delegates. A meeting of the delegates to the "Depart ment Encampment at Bhamokin was held at the City Treasurer's office last night. A com' mittee of four was appointed. to secure trans portation. Tbe committee is composed of Comrades Lockhart. of Post SS; Speer, of 8; Head, of 259, and Dennlston, of 117. Comrade W. J. Patterson was selected to present the name of Major Joseph F. Dennls- m&nder. Tbe meeting adjourned to meet next Satur day evening at the same place at 1:30 o'clock. All tha delegates are urged to be present at the next meeting. , Tho Grand Army In Brief. - Post 1S7 elected officers last Thursday. CracLE No. 7, Ladles of the G. A. R., elected officers last Tuesday. Coiikade P. 8. D-jOANirE, of Hoboken, is prostrated with pneumonia, with chances against his recovery. Cousiandee in Chief AxGEBhas accepted the tender of Post S8i, of Detroit, Mich., as his escort to Boston next August. Census Sdpeelntemdent Pobteb says that tbe inquiry regarding the surviving veter ans of tbe late war will fill eight volumes of 1,000 pages each. Tax time for holding the National Encamp ment at Boston has been fixed for the second week in August, commencing with the parade on Tuesday, August 12. TBE open Installation of the officers of Post 157, at which time the drawing of the five prizes of tbe late fair will take place, will oc cur on naay, January w. Post 105, Butler, Pa., will be commanded next year by John T. Kelly. W. A. Lowry was elected Senior Vice Commander, and Joseph Crisvrell, Junior Vice Commander: Comeabes James L. Graham, Post 215, Max Klein, Post 128, and John McGowen. Post 162, have been appointed aids de camp on the staff of Commander in Chief Alger. Post No. 100, New Castle, Pa., has had a re markably successful year, there having been an increase of membership since January'1, ot over fifty., And still there is room for more. THE Ninth Reserves celebrated tbe twenty eighth anniversary ot the battle of Dranesvl'lle on Friday evening with a reunion and banquet at tbe Central Hotel. A yery pleasant evening was spent Post 162 was officially visited last night by Department Cosjmander Thomas J. Stewart. There was a very large meeting and many In teresting speeches beside that of tho Depart ment Commander were .made. ' A committee from Posrawlll pay a visit to Nevln Camp, Sons' of Veterans, to-morrow even ing. The committee desires that as many of the comrades as possible accompany them. Nerin Camp meets in the Boyd Block,-Federal street. M It is anticipated that tbe Arch Street 2J. E. Church Will be crowded this afternoon. Post 12SS memorial services for its comrades who have died daring the year will be held. De partment Commander (Stewart will deliver the memorial address. George H. Thomas Post No. 13, Cincin nati, O., has placed the name of Past Com mander A. M. Warner in nomination for the Sosltlon of Department Commander of. tbe lepartment of Ohio beforo the next Depart ment Encampment. A handsome altar flag was received by Post 162 last week. It is the one that was offered by a comrade not desiring his name used to the post of Allegheny county having the largest percentage of gain in membership during the second quarter of this iy ear. Post 83 on Thursday evening held a recep tion in honor of the friends who kindly as sisted In a recent theatrical venture. Each person who took part was presented with a mark of esteem in the shape of a gold badge. Dancing and refreshments were much eu joed. , DfPABTX ENT COMKANDEB STEWAET will officially visit the postc of Blair county on Mon day. December' 9& There will be a publio esttpire la the quarters of Beyer Post No. 428. "ni-rMlttBa jf mem of this oott will toka ; ftlasetbat evenlscaBd tbe, poet roosa.wkle M new, will be dedicated, ' A meeting of the veterans of the late' war of Westmoreland -county was held on last Thursday at, Greensburg. Tbe meeting unani mously favored tbe per diem pension bill. Tbe meeting also recommended the .extension of the arrearage bill. A committee was appointed to secure funds for a county soldiers and sail ors' "monument, as was also a committee to select a site for tho monument. The meeting was a large one. The officers-elect of Post 155, O. A. R., of Mt. Washington, who will be Installed January 3,1899, are as follows: C. R. Shepler, Comman der; James Lewis. Senior Vice; W. J. McH valne. Junior Vice; James Kyme, Chaplain; Jacob Sappel: Officer of tbe Pay; William Beardsley, Officer of the Guard; Gottlieb Leigbton,. Guard. Tbe present Commander, J. Nelson, who has been ailing for some time, is now reported in a very critical condition. SABEfi AND E1FLE. if aioe Hazlett, In his report for this year. recommends that all officers of the field, staff and line be armed with revolvers. Ex-Lrerr-rBirAirT Feed Tushes, formerly of Battery B, but who has lately been living in Scranton, Pa., is visiting friendsMn this city. The election to bave been held in Company B. Eighteenth "Regiment, last Monday night, Vas postponed until to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock. Ma job J. C. Kay, who has been contemplat ing a trip to New Mexico, decided not to eo on account of business matters at home interfer ing with his other arrangements. IjIetjtehai-tT. W. Rodqebs, of the United States Navy, Is back in the city again on duty, inspecting steel castings for two of the new cruiaera now in the course of construction. COMPAmr Q, of the Fourteenth Begiment, N. G. P., will elect officers on Saturday,' 4th prox., at its armory, at 7 P. M. All the mem bers are expected to attend in full uniform. Tns reception given by Company D, Eight eenth Begiment, at tbe Union Rink in Alle gheny last Thursday night, was successful in every respect, and Captain Harvey netted a neat little sum for the company. Second lirEDTEirASTFRAirK: E. Betait, of Company D, Tenth Begiment, and Second Lieutenant C. E. Thompson, of Comnany D, Fifteenth Begiment. are discharged in orders from the Adjutant General's office. The members of Company D, Fourteenth Begiment, bave organized a gymnastic club which meets in their armory once a week. The boys have a good time, and take more interest in the company drills as a consequence. The court martial of Private McFadden, of Company G, Eighteenth Begiment, which was to have taken place last Friday mominir, was ttujuurucu un&u to-morrow axiernoon at 3 p. ac, at the headquarters of the regiment, Fifth avenue. The appropriations for the State allowance of company funds arrived in tbe city during try, past week, and consequently a number of landlords are dnly thankful for the same. Sev eral captains who did not put in tbeir bonds at the proper time did not receive anv money, nor will they until the documents are "forwarded. The members of Company T, of McKees port, intend erecting a short range inside of the armory for winter practice. Captain Coon has secured tools for reloading the 45 caliber Shells with a reduced charge of powder and smaller bullets, so that the regular Springfield rifle will be used, and the members expect to be in perfect shape for next season. Company Commanders throughout the State are expeoted to have their Hartranft donations in the hands of Drexel, Morgan & Co., of Phil adelphia, by January 1, as the committee ap pointed to arrange for the erection of the mon ument meets on January 3, and will want to know just how much money they can expend for the purpose. The committee can rest assured it will not bave as much an first pt. peered, SI per man, and can thank themselves for the shortage, as the idea was sprung at the wrong time of year. The commission of Colonel Bonaffon, of the Third Begiment, expires shortly, and an elec tion has been ordered for January U next. Although he has been connected with military matters continuously since 1881, and has held every Intermediate position from Corporal up to Colonel of the Third, It seems that consider able opposition to hid re-election has been dis covered, and two opponents are already in tbe field. Lieutenant Colonel Dannv nnrt or.ir.m. Smith, of Philadelphia, being the candidates. J j.ue uuuicra are uieuuy in iavor OI uoionei Bonaffon at present, and his many friends in this end of the State hope to see him finally successful. The report of Major Samuel Hailett, In spector of Rifle Practice of the Second Brigade, for the season just closed will prove interest' log to the Guard' in Western Pennsylvania' Tbe Major has held bis present position for three years, and while at the commencement of that time there were but 220 qualified men in the brigade; 1889 closes with a total of 1,681 marksmen. The work of tbe organizations is as follows: Fifth Regiment, 78 sharpshooters and 263 marksmen. Tenth regiment, 39 sharp shooters and 218 marksmen: Fourteenth Regi ment. 45 sharpshooters and 210 marksmen: Fif teenth Begiment, 27 sharpshooters and 137 marksmen; Sixteenth Regiment, 105 sharp shooters and 167 marksmen; Eighteenth Regi ment, 19 sharpshooters and 214 marksmen: Sheridan Troop, S sharpshooters and 32 marks men; Battery B, 1 sbarosbo'oter and 14 marks men. The total increase in the brigade over last year was 658 men, of which the Eighteenth ranked first witn m increase, followed by the Tenth, witn 120. Battery B was the only organization that fell below lu previous standing, having lost four marksmen. Three companies in tbe brigade qualified every member. Company 1 of the Eighteenth, and Conmanies I and B of tbe Fifth. Company G of "the Fourteenth was lowest, with a total of three men qualified, and used over 600 rounds of ammunition to accom- lish this feat. Major Haxlett states that many idividuals, not members ot the Guard, are be ginning to show laudable interest In the rifle practice of the Second Brigade, and that two prominent citizens will offer four handsome badges next season, to be contested for by tbe sharpshooters of the brigade on tbe range of tbe-Fourteentb Regiment. He also speaks of still another prize, which will "place in the shade" anything now Bhot for in the Btate. Catalogues, illustrated and printed equal to Eastern work, at lowest prices. PlTTSBUEO PHOTO-KNO. Co., ttssu 75, 77, 79 Diamond st. HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL UNBITAI,KI HAra AND BEATJTrFTTJJG Ba ZAAB My stock of Gray ana White Hair Goods is unsurpassed for It great variety in rare shades, "inequality, exquisite and various designs for the coiffure, and sold at lower prices than any other house. Beatjtiftjl switches of naturally wavy hair in an shades. My own mate, 55. Equal to those costing $10 elsowhere. Bomethinq New. The Marie Antoinette Tfae.Directflire Bane. Wave, made of natural wavy hair. Eucenie's Secret of Beauty for the Complexion. Shampooing, Bleaching and Dyeint; a spec ialty. Combines made up. M. LANDERS, 23 Fifth avenne. Hocus and Hacke Building, cor. Fifth avenue and Market street, de2-56 A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOUNG Alto OLD. A.Begistering Savings' Bank. The first coin deposited locks the door and opens only when full amount has been saved. It regis ters each deposit Made for dimes and pennies. Ko Key or Combination. Price $150. k ji ml nunmui 23 AND 26 FIFTH AVK, PITTdBUBG. PA deiaW-TTSSu Lamps, Dinner,Tea& Chamber sets' 'BTJITABLE FOB HOLIDAY TRADE. Silyer Plated "Ware, Cutlery, Etc. J. A. GAT.T.TNGER, ,46 KXSei STB1ST, drS-122-sa - LABY s a irs JwiM Bet teNew,Yakl tbe Startevs Kenee, oeraer of Broadway ad Tweflty-oiaU si, very centrally loeaMd; 2.0W ears pass the house daily, which is PBly oae block f roa tbe L road. 1838. Heleaes' Beet. 188t. The most approved whisky procurable anywhere. It as the indorsement of all who have used it during the past 31 years. Bend for catalogue or order by telephone No. 305, if seeded at once. "W. H. Holmes & Son, 120 "Water street and 158 First avenue. wrssa B.&-3. To-morrow morning at 8. Bead display "ad.," this paper, and see whal we say. "We will back up every word of it. Gome early. Booas & Buhl. Farad are. The largest variety at M. Selbert & Co. 'a, Allegheny City. , Cabbiaoe robes at half price during oar clearing sale. Hugtjs & Hacke. ttssu LATIMER'S MILD WEATHER SALE Gifts marked at a Nominal Price to make a clean SWEDE IP IN LADIES' SEAL PLTJSH JACKETS, AND COATS, NBWMABKETS and . CHILDREN'S :-: COATS Marked away down now, rather than wait until after the Holidays. .ziyii-crii-riirs, LADIES AND CHILDBEN'S, with ele gant Capes and Collars to match of the most serviceable FTJBS. IFTTIR, :R,TTO-S "For your Parlor, Library or Drawing; Booms. -- T, II, LATIMER, 138 Federal and 46 South Diamond Streets) Allegheny, Pa. delS-xwrsa A HALL'S BAZAAR DRESS -AND- SKIRT FORM Will make a USEFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENT. And will be appre ciated by every lady. These forms are ad justable to any size, and when not in use fold up liae an um brella. Every woman should have one of these forms. Bead qnartersat the WJdLITX: Sewinc Machine Rooms. LV 12 Sixth street, Pittsburc. And 281 Ohio St.. rrst V Allegheny. "'5J Stores onen Satnr- Closed. ..,PPsn,; day evening; t j. . - dezSSO MAKE UP YOUR MIND AT ONCE " And Come in and Boy a WHITE SEWING MACHINE You can't buy anything more useful for a CHBI8TMA- PBESENT. J. KEVAN & CO., 12 SIXTH ST., Pittsburgr, And 281 OHIO ST., Allegheny. de229 UPERFLUOUS HI ON THE FEMALE FACE.. On tbe upper lip. chin, cheeks, throat, nose, car, hands, arms and, breast, hair between' the eyebrows, on men's cheeksabovetbebeard line, also hair crowing in tufts from scars, moles and birth marks, destroyed for ever without pain, shock, scar or injury by tbe Electric Needle Operation by Dr. J. Van Dyck, Electro Surgeon, Philadel phia, and 02 Penn avenue, Pittsbdr-;. This snoerfluous month of facial hair Is surprisingly nrevalent. We see It in the drawing loom, street and wherever ladies con gregate. Every lady with hair on ber face knows that tbe use of depilatories, the tweezers, scissors and razor all make these balrs grow coarser, stlffer, darker and more numerous. There is only one method In tbe world by which this obnoxious growth of hair can be destroyed forever and that is by the Electric Needle Operation. This Is a pnrely scientific operation, and la indorsed by all physicians and surgeons ot. eminence. Dr. Van Dyclc devotes several hours daily to tbe permanent removal of hair by this operation. He has operated for 13 years, has treated hundred of cases, and has a national reputation as an expert is Electro Surgery. Ladies, if nature has unkindly provided you with this obnoxious growth of facial hair, don't neglect your case another day, but stop the use of depilatories, scissors, tweezers or razors, and consult Dr. Van Dyck at once and be for ever freed from this lifetime blemish. Moles, birthmarks, warty excrescence on tbe eyelids, neck and, bands, red nose, enlarged veins of cheeks end nose, elevated and discol ored scars, Keloid growths, enlarged glands, cancers and-tumors destroyed by Electro 8nr gory by Dr. Van Dyck. Book tret. OSee hours 9 to 6: Sundays, 19 to 5. EnfraeesHM can be isa&e by letter. OaU or address DII.J.VANDYCK. MM. - fiNP6MarPiutm(.ra. .Lll .!.,-,.,, ..I.LI H.M.. II IWl'llll ,l "-' b.&b: '- - a. AMI ! ' -sJhSHsWii. ' 1 ity8BpF: ; . .: .... . ... : " That's wiitt we Trv tr I if-:- T SOMETHING -TQ-MOR. ROW MORNING ' Ar-i 8 O'CLOCK That is so much better than anything of the kind ever has been done that you will be surprised and "buy 'era quick," and per haps tell your neighbors to come and "do likewise." What is it? Sill 500 Paris "With SIDE BOBDEB3 and Handkerchief Borders, and others with Combinations, at $5 EACH, That were imported this season to retail at $15. 2,000 yards that's Suit Patterns or sensi ble CHBISTMAS PBE3ENTS for 200 People ' At 60c a yard just $5 that are so remark able that you'll hear abont it, and ft you are among the first Ladies to come early, you will get the first Bargain. The Dress Goods salesmen sever have much to do the last day or two before Christmas. "We are going to give them something to do to-morrow and next day. - "We are going to let Bave some plums for two days that will give the Silk Salesmen some extra hustling. 1,000 TABDS Gurnet's Celebrated Extra Fine- (Not Big, Showy Cords) V. A TABD. 1,000 7ABDS Royal Family let Dress is, fl A TABD.. Their equals have never been sold at re tail in America. BIch Black Silk Failles, Bleb Black Silks in staple and new fancy weaves, $1 to 2 00 Christmas bargains unsurpassed. Boggs&Buhl, 115,117,119,121 Federal Street, Allegheny N. B. ."When yon come to see these Bar gains you can see a grand HOLIDAY EX P08ITIW of the TJsefnl and Ornamental, from a Seal Jacket or Coat to a Fur CApa or Child's Muff; or a Pancy Article that is pretty from 25c to a choice piece of Boyal Worcester or Doulton Pottery, OnyxTablesK, or Cabinets aad all these choice, fine goodtV, at our usual saall srofit prices; that bi tbe people and moves the quaatitfet?! aixxr wun-Lxsf, xct- vmtsk wt-taMfr ysQ 'life Do: 't m'-bh fcelSHfift )m Is, at KlM -"5.