Surpriso parties, as a rule, are not the roost
charming affaire in the world, though news
paper reports are generally prolific with ad
jectives giving that impression. One bright
little woman, has even gone so far as to say
that in her opinion tho giving of a surprise
party should he a penitentiary offense,
though it must he said those who get tbo
surprko are generally verv philosophical,
and take the surprisee as in marriage "ha
sickness or in health, for better or for
However, pleasant or unpleasant, enjoya
ble or disagreeable, tho past week has been
one grand composite surprise party, consist
ing of any number of component surprises
that have been the basis for no end of ani
mated comment. In the first placo it was
surprising to hear so much unfavorable crit
icism regarding the May Festival, and to
know that the great- financial deficit was
attributed to bad management, when in
quiry substantiated the fact that it was due
to a wonderful streak of economy that sud
denly affected some of the wcalthior citi
zens of the city, who became friendly and
occupied boxes jointly.
A Woman's Bights Surprise.
The lecture delivered by Kcv. Charles Ed
ward Locke the first of tho week was refresh
ing in surprise.as ministers of the gospel are
generally conservative on t.e question of
women and the ballot, and are diffident
about indorsing and encouraging women in
their pursuit of the ballot, and the majority.
If not the entire, uudieneo which assembled
to hear the gentleman's discourse expected
him to advise women to increase their influ
ence and right their wrongs by prayer.
Instead of that, tho speaker advocated
stronglvthe right of franchise for the fair
sex and predicted a much better state of
affairs, pollticallv and morally, when they
obtained it. Mr. Locke will discover event
ually, if he is not already aware of the facts,
that his lecture as a pleasing surpriso to
nil progressive "n omen in the city and all
liberal minded men who are not afraid of
the brains of women; and, that by this lec
ture he greatly increased tho popularity he
previously enjojed with thinking, active
The Art Societv was treated to a little sur
prise at its reception Thursday evening,
w hen it expected to have possession of its
charter and assume the dignity of a char
tered organization, but receiv ed the infor
mation that the document had been refused
bythecouit. Such a turn had never been
deemed possible by that worthy august
bodv, with niineof such great altitude, and
I the shock was therefore the greater. How
ever, tho charter was refused bimply on
points so fine that a judicial microscope
mnst have been used in discovering them,
and bv the aid of-trong magnifying glasses
they will be rectified and the charter once
more appear in the courts as a suppliant.
The Danghters of tho Devolution.
The organization of the "Daughters of
the American Revolution" has played a
promiicnt part in this week of surprises.
It certainly was surprising to hear the or
ganization condemned quite bitterly by peo
ple who pride themselves on being leaders
of the social world in this city: and to hear
them affirm that it never could be a success.
It was Mirpnsing also that everyone does
not know that the very blio blood
of the country flows in the veins of the
descendants of the revolutionary heroes,
surprising to ascertain that descendants of
?o many of the Revolutionary officers are re
siding in 1'ittoburg, and that 29 officers were
represented by their descendants m the first
meeting callc"d bj- Mrs. Xathaniel 15. Hogg,
Regent of the no w socictj .JAll in all.it is sur
prising that every one does not indorse the
organization of a society having lineage in
stead of shekels as a basis.
But the greatest of all, however, in this
w eek of numerous surprises was tho fact that
at the mass meeting called Friday evening
in the interest of the establishment of a
Young Women's Christian Association in the
city, one minister only was present, though
every minister trom his pulpit last Sunday
announced the meeting, the place and the
evening of holdiug it. The subject of estab
lishing tho society has been a matter of
arftation among religions workers for a
fortnight past, principally among women.
The society is needed, formed and main
tained, so it is affirmed, for exactly the same
reasons and on exactly the same terms as is
the Young Men's Christian Association. It
is purely evangelical and an auxilliary to
church work. Were it otherwise, it w ould
be safe to say its foundation here would en
croach upon the prerogath es of a very old
organization, known ns the Woman's
Christian Association, that engages all ac
tive working philanthropists in its vast
field of charitable woik. As it is, however,
a second organization in the East End en
gaged in the same work and bearing the ex
act name the new society proposes. taking,
objects streuously to the nrsupation.
Probable Calls for Cash.
The gentlemen do not seem to favor the
movement much, and why the clergymen
refrain from giving it tangible encourage
ment, when it wouldlightenmaterially their
labors and assist them so greatly, is not
known. Tho husbands and brothers remain
negative probably because- they realize that
it is their pocketbooks that will bo called
upon to supply the deficiency left by the
prayers of their wives and sisters, as sad to
relate most of the wives and sisters have
nothing of their own to offer such an enter
prise but prayers, even though their flnuers
may be covered with costlv gems and their
flgure3 robed in laces and fine silks. And
strange to say, most women in asking the
custodian of the family exchequer for
a check of $50 do so with
more embarrassment, humility and rever
ance than they feclIn petitioning heaven to
grant the most extravagant requests. It is
to be hoped that if the society is established
here, in the great and glorious evangelical
work that it proposes doing, it will discour
age emphatically the button-holing, lobbyist
manner with which the highest power is so
frequently promised glory if he will only
grant requests, and teach in its stead a
proper reei en tlal form of prayer.
In cae tho organization is effected, as in
dications seem to point, it will without
doubt soon become a commendable and in
teresting feature of this city's organized
work, and if such a gentleman as Mr. IL
Kirk Porter, who has used his influence so
wisely and his money so generously in pro
moting the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion, should bocomc interested in it, a finan
cial basig would soon be assured.
They Got the Encouragement.
Mr. Porter, by the way, was tho only prom
inent gentlemen besides Rev. Dr. Suther
land present at tho mass meeting, and he
was called upon by the Chairman to make an
address after the speaker of the evening,
Miss Dunn, an International Secretary of
Chicago, had finished. His remarks, how
ever, were decidedly of the subjunctive and
potential mood, though very graceful and
pieasinciy given, xueyuia noi inorougniy
meet tho approbation of tho interested
ladies, and whether with or without intent
the Chairman, in requesting Dr. Sutherland
to give a talk, asked him to speak some
"words of encouragement" for tho project.
Tho modified request was unnecessary, as
Dr. Sutherland, though admitting his ignor
ance of the subject, nntil ho arrived nt the
church, with his usual skill In solving prob
lems with unknown religious quantities, had
attained in this one an affirmative result,
and did not hesitate to so cxiucss himself.
Clearly and emphatically the words of en
couragement the Chairman had requested
fell from his lips ia eloquent, convincing
language, and then and there, amid a burst
of applause, he announced himself an advo
cate of a Young Woman's Christian Associa
tion of Pittsburg.
Social Gatherings at "Which the Hours
Passed Swiftly Away.
An event of more than usual interest to
many'Flttsburgcrs, was tho celebration of
tho golden wedding of ilr-and Mrs. Jacob
Leedy, at their residence, Xo. 33 .Summit
avenue, Youngstown, O., on Wednesday,
May 13. Mr. and Mrs. Leedy have lived in
Youngstown for a number of 3 ears 'and are
well-known. They .hare six sons and four
i- .. ..... ...
daughters, all married and all residing in
Younestown, except the eldest daughters
Mrs. Kloffenstein, who resides in Utica,N.
Y. At tho opening of tho Civil War Mr.
Leedy lived in Baltimore, and he with threo
of his sons served for three years with a
Maryland regiment, the father being drum
major and hut sons drummer boys. They
are now members of the drum corps of Todd
Post, G. A. K. Mr. and Mrs. Leedy were the
recipients of many beautiful presents. The
marriage ceremony was tierlonned by the
Kev. Mr. Tope, of Tonngstown, and
the ring used was the same one which was
uselntthe first ceremony, 60 years ago, at
Gettfsyburg, Pa. After the marriage cere
mom' and supper tho evening was devoted
to singing and recitations by the children
and .Tandchlldren of the worthy couple.
During- the day photographs were, token,
first of Mr. and Mrs. Leedy, with their ten
children, also of the guests, numbering'bo
twoen.OaudSO. The guests present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Alf Turner, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Yates and family, Mr. nnd Mrs.
Charles Vanderbilt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Leedy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Leedy and. family, Mr. and Mrs. William
Leedy and family, Mr. and Mrs. .Charles
Leedy and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Leedv and family, Mr. and Mrsx John Leedy,
Mrs. Birney, Miss Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Rie
blc and daughter, all of Youngstown: Mrs.
Kloffenstein, of Utlca, X. Y., Mrs. White, of
Toledo, O., and Mr. and Mrs. W- W. Wattles,
Miss Julia Wattles, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley
Wattles, Mr. and Mrs. Spahr, Warren Wat
tles, Jr., Gorton Wattles, Dr. J. U. Horner
and wife, 'Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fuhr, -Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
tietty, Mr. and Mis-W. G. Armor and family,
Mrs. Margaret Armor and daughter, Mrs.
Thomas Armor, Ar. George Armor, Mrs.
Katie Scott and scp, Miss Wolff, Miss Mar
garet Reamer, Miss- Mary Getty, Mr. George
Gillespie, all of FitlEburg.
Last Thursday evuning a beautiful rural
spot on the outskirts of the little village of
Oakmont, 11 miles itrom Pittsburg on the
Allegheny Valley Bail'road, was the scene of
an interesting social event, at which Miss
Aggie Gertrude, daughter of Mr. .an,d Mrs.
Alexander Herron, of Sandy Creek, was
united in marriage to Mr. William Frank
Kennedy, of Verona, by Rev. W. S. Kevin.
The ceremony was performed in the United
Presbyterian Church in tho prcsenpe of a
large and select number of intimate friends
and relatives of the estimable young couple.
Mr. Kennedy is one of the most genial and
popular young men of Verona, and his bride
is an ammblo and charming yoifng lady of
whom be has reason to be proud. Mr. Ira
E. Kennedy, a prominent yoimg business
man of Apollo, was the groomsman,
and the bride's sister, Miss Annie S.
Herron, acted as bridesmaid. Mr. D. C.
Kennedy, of Hulton, and Mr. H. F. Butter,
of Verona, respectively brother and cousin
of tho groom, wero the ushers. After the
solemnization of the ceremony, which was
the beginning of the union of willing hands
and loving hearts for life, a brilliant recep
tion was given at the residence of th e bride s
parents, which will long be remembered as a
very pleasant and enjoyable affair by all who
were present. Another reception was given
on Friday evening atthehomo of thegroom's
parents, Mr." and Mrs. W. H. Kennedy, at
verona. Elegant suppers were served at
both receptions. Numerous valuable and
useful presents were received, which will
doubtless bo highly prized as mementoes,
and around which many a pleasing recollec
tion will linger when'their possessors in fut
ure years look back to the eventful date
which was the starting point in their con
nubial career. The guests departed after
showering their congratulations on the
Tho employes of the Welsbach Light Com
pany held their third annual banquet in the
spacious parlors of Captain Edward Merri
man, Monterey street, Allegheny, on Thurs
day evening. One of the courses consisted
of planked shad, sent them by Mr. C. E.
Stokes, superintendent of tholr faotory at
Gloucester, X. J. The boys claim they were
the finest that over left tho waters of the
Delaware. After partaking of the delicacies
of the season tho company indulged in
tuchre and numerous games until midnight,
when they adjourned, with all wishing to see
man v returns of their annual. Among those
S resent w ere Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Holmes,
Ir. and Mrs. F. S. Kumsev, Mrs. J. B. Decker,
Mrs. J. Griffith Stephens, jrrs. Merriman, the
Misses Stephens, Bumscy, Maggie and Jennie
Konev, and Messrs. S. A Love. J. B. Hill, Ed
ward'Schuler, W. H. Weaver, D. II. Hall, R.
B. Buike, S. S. Hall, W. W. Stephens, G. G.
Hazlett and Edward G. Merriman.
One of tho most popular events of the
week was tho surpriso party given by Mr
and Mrs. Hammett at their residence on
Wharton street, Wednesday evening, in
honor of their daughter Jennie. About 25
people responded to the invitations sent out.
Among those present were Misses Jennie
Kirsh, Mamie Tesh, Annie Bryant, Bella
Reed.Hattio Willette and May Harris, and
Messrs. J. T. Eichardson, E. Beathlinp, IL I.
Keefer. H. Willette, W. Ziegler, W. Galbrath,
B. F. Pritchard, Jr., K. William Schuchman
and others. .At midnight an elegant lunch
was served, which was' enjoyed by all.
Dancing was the principal amusement of the
evening. Tho Duquesne Orchestra furnished
A J oily party of young people met at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Sankey last
Tuesday evening at No. 45 Lockhart place.
It being tho anniversary of tho birth of their
daughter. Miss Jennie, the assembly was
given as a surprise to that young lady.
Dancing was enjoyed, also many musical
selections, nnd at a late hour a dainty lunch
was servea. Among tne guests were r.
Hagemann and wife, of Sit. Washington;
Messrs. M. P. and Walter Kreps, Charles
and Will McGuffin, Dravo, Rhodes, B. Mc
Cormick, Clyde Sankey, Farrell, Patterson
and Burchfield, and the Misses Semple,
Conway, Bergen, Kreps, Patterson, Banker,
Hoenc, Sutmeyer, Euwer and Forgie.
A very pleasant surprise party was ten
dered Miss Carrie McClcary at her home on
Rebecca street, last Friday evening, by her
friend. Miss Jennie Simpson, of the same
street. Among those present were the
Misses Annie Maier, Carrie Duglass, Minnie
Dick, Aggie Thomas, Mary McCune, Ella
Walters, Annie Simpson, Carrie Cox, .Myra
Kirk, May McAfoos, Clara Gallagher, Ida
McAfoos, and Messrs. E. Parker, T. sunpson,
IL Hinson, II. B. McGaig, II. C. McGaw, J.
Simpson, J. B, Kirk, R, Thorn, C. White, J.
McAfoos, W. Weber, W. X. Kirk, J. McCune,
N.James, H. Tatte, T.Weiss, T. Goshorn
and F. Hedrick. Dancing and cards were
the amusements of the evening.
A surprise party was given in honor of
Mr. Arthur T. Hutson at his residence,
Washington avenue, Allegheny, last Tues
day evening, the host being 18 years of age
the day previous. An evcninglong to be re
membered was spent by all present, after
which refreshments were served. Those
S resent were: Eev." and Mrs. J. S. Ilutson,
ossrs. E. M. Merriman. Harry L. Carson,
Charlie Chambers, W. F. Kennedy, Frank
Hutson, Harry Woernly, Frank Wellard,
Frank Chambers, William M. McCormick,
James R. Cutler and the Misses Mamie Rum
Bey, Ridie Youpg, Carrie Jackson, Hattie
Burst, Zella Ddncan, May Hutson, Maggie
Dougherty and Nettie Duncan.
Misses Maud McGra'th and Ella Schroeder
entertained a number of friends at their
home in Brushton last Wednesday evening.
Prof. Joseph Breil, who has Just returned
from Europe, where ho finished his musical
education, wag one of the guests, and was
charmingly entertaining in that he re
sponded to numerous requests to render
solos. Others who assisted in making the
evening nleasant by musical selections were
Misses Mamie Breil, Mamie Colvin, Katie
Dcitz, and Messrs. George Mehaffey, Holmes
Austin McGrath, Charles Lang and Master
The Vassar Students' Aid Society met yes
terday at the residence oLMiss McCreery, on
Lincoln avenue, and were tendered a tea by
that young lady, who is Vicb President of tho
organization. Tho society, though decidedly
young, has already a membership of 10 and
Is increasing rapidly. Its object is to estab
lish a scholarship at Vassar. Its officers are
Mrs. James Chalfant, President; Miss Mc
Creery, Vice President, and Miss Grace
Kelly, Secretary. Graduates, and anyone
who has attended Vassar for any length of
time in years are eligible to membership.
Mr. and Mrs. Finn were surprised at their
residence, 9 Tustin street, Thursday even
ing by a Jolly party of young people. The
American Orchestra furnished the mnsic,
and dancing was the order till a late hour.
Among those present: Mr. and Mrs. James
Kelloy, Mr. and Mrs. T. McAvoy, Mr. and
Mrs. Cochran, Mrs. Rodgers, Miss Ellen
Welch, Misses Anna and Kate Giles, Miss
Annie Kelley, and Messrs. Benjamin Mason,
H. Garber, G. Strinner, Frank Conley and
The Silver Lake Recreation Club, nnder
the direction ofProf. IL'B. McClnre, has
completed all arrangements for a series of
lawn fetes at Silver LaSe Grove, tQ begin
Thursday, Juno 4. The Original Royals w ill
furnish tho music and none but: mombers of
the club will bo admitted.
Last Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Glockler, of 3M Holey avenue,
celebrated the fifth anniversary of their
mariiiigc. The evening was spent in danc
ing and card playing, and w as climaxed by
a delicious repast.
Mrs. Coffin, after leasing; hex beautiful
property at Leetsdale called Elmridge, to
Mr. J. Haworth, of Allegheny, has removed
to her house, at Pine Spring, Somersot
county, where she Is making some notable
The Brushton Literary Society met at the
home of Miss Elizabeth Krahenblhl on Mon
day evening. May 18. As usual the pro
gramme consisted of literary and musical
selections. A pleasant evening was spent
A delightful party was given by Miss
Molly Collins at Noblestown Wednesday
evening. Dancing was the chief amuse
ment. A dainty lunch was served, and tne
guests had a very pleasant evening.
There will bo an entertainment given by
the King's Daughters in Gymnasium Hall)
Shadv avenue, East End, on Thursday, May
23, at '6:15 o'clock, for the benefit of the Chil
A very pleasing surprise party was given
Miss Bertha Freshwater and- Miss Nellie
puffy1 last Tuesday evening. Refreshments
were served and dancing was the order of
The engagement Is announced of Mr. J.
Sidersky, of Connellsville, formerly of this
city, and Miss Xenia Rapport. iThe wedding
will not take place until the end of next Au
gust. The Thursday Night Club will hold a re
ception at Braun's Dancing Academy Thurs
day evening. .
KATXfBS OF KVSIOAX HOMERT. '
Social Events in Which Instrumental and
Vocal Music Was the Feature.
The Mansfield Valley Glee Club gave a
very entertaining concert at School Hall
Tuesday evening, May 19. The following
artists assisted the glee club: Miss Bertha
Kaderly, Dr. W. T. English, Mr. D. W. Da'vics
(violinist), Mrs. E. W. Jones, Miss Logan,
Miss Newlon, and Messrs. Boese, Oris, Ford
and Gunter. Mr. T. L. Reese acted master
of corcmonies, and all went well nnder his
wise and cheerful directorship. 'The club
rendered "The Hills and Vales Resound,"
"Bclfrv Tower," "The Bells of St. Michael's
Tower'' and "Camovale" in a very credit
able manner, and a double quartet sang
"Tho Tar Song" with vigor and animation.
Miss Bertha Kaderly sang her numbers with
exquisite taste, and her rich voice, faultless
phrasing .nnd refined pathos enraptured the
audience. Dr. English was as popular as
usual and in good voice. Mrs. It. W. Jones
and Professor Beese- sang the duet "Wilt
Thou Tempt the Wave With Me" in a very
pleasing style, and they well deserved the
applause given them. Messrs. Ford and
Gunter acquitted themselves very com
mendably, and the blind violinist, who is
always a favorite at Mansfield, made new
admirers and won new laurels. Miss Annie
Hardy, the accomplished accompanist, filled
her part with her usual grace and faithful
ness. . The soloists, choir and appreciative
audience speak well for Mansfield's advance
ment in tho march of progress.
Last Monday evening a party of well
known young people of Allegheny, chape
roned by Miss Mamo Boyle and Miss Madge
Byron, yisited the home 06 Miss Kitty
Braun.at Neville station, P., F. W. & C. B. R.
To tho delightful strains of the Crescent
Orchestra, the guests indulged in the mazes
of the temsichorean art to their utmost.
Several vocal splos by tho popular young so
prano, Miss Marguerite McAllister, and u
number of recitations by Miss Mary
Byron and Miss Blanche Oswald, delivered
in a highly complimentary manner, added
to the evening's 6njoyment. .An elegant
supper closed tho event that will ever be
fondly cherished in tho minds of the Misses
Edna Bridge, Blanche Oswald. Mary Byron,
Marguerite McAllister, Estelle Connolly,
Celia Byron, Nan Isherwood, Belle Bradley,
Madge Byron, Annie Quinn, Mamie Braun,
Jessie Fridav, Mamo Boyle. Josie Welble,
Minnie Rupp, May Henry, Ecna- Emanuel,
Nellie JJraun, Bessie Rupp, Kittle Brann,
Nellie Boyle, Lizzie Miller, Nellie Rupp, Jes
sie Hoffman, Lillle and Ella McCormick, and
the Messrs. Joseph A Isherwood, Frank L.
Kohen, C. Edward TJpperman, Joseph V.
Benjamin Burns, Charles Stlerhelm, Al
Sende, James P. Wall, Albert Lief eld, Christ
Vetter, James Kennedy, John Sawyer, Will
Rupp, Al Hoffman, George Wcible, Spencer
Sage, Edward Rupp and Joseph A. Fisher.
Last Thursday evening Miss Kate Braun,
of Allegheny City, assisted by her pupils,
gave a unique literary and musical enter
tainment at School Hall, Mansfield Valley.
Miss Braun gave several recitations, and her
vigor and descriptive mimicry were very
meritorious. Miss Lena Rhodes, pianist;
Miss Jenny Evans, soprano, and Miss
Auguste Uuenther, entranced the andience
with their excellent renderings of choice
selections. The following pupils gave valu
able assistance: Misses Eva Gulbertson,
Lizzie Johns, Kate Nixon, Harriet Skewes,
Maud Wherrv, Nina Joyce, Flora Kneppcr
and Edith Wherry. Miss Lizzie Johns de
serves 'special mention for her graceful
attitude, cautious gestures, and clear enun
ciation. A eeadek asks the significance of the num
ber "22" on the cap of Pat Gilmoro and the
members of the band. It denotes the Twenty-second
Regiment of the National Guard
of New York, to which organization the
band is attached.
Neat Invitations have been issued by the
pupils of all classes of Prof. J. S. Christy's
Dancing Academv for their final reception
May 29. Guenther's Orchestra will be in at
tendance, and a pleasant time Is anticipated.
The Pittsburg Concert Company gave a
very creditable performance at the Carson
Street M. E. Church last Tuesday evening.
CAPE MAY' IS STIBEIHO.
The Season Will Open Earlier Than Usual
The Harrisons Coining.
tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISPATCH.
Cam: Mat, May 23. Although early In the
season this anoientjmd renowned resort Is
already preparing for an opening which will
take place a month earlier than usual. In
years heretofore the large hotels, such as
Congress Hall and the Stockton have not
opened until about the 2Sth and 30th of
June, but this season all the houses will be
open on the 6th of June, and thus make the
season that much longer and much more
The reason for the early opening Is the
assembling of two very large conventions
hero on the- 9th and 16th of June, each
one lasting about a week. The Master
Car Builders' Association of the United
States will assemble on the 9th at the Stock
ton Hotel, and in the week following the
Master Railroad Mechanics will hold their
convention. It is expected that from 8.000
to J2.000 persons will be here, including the
delegates and their wives and sweethearts.
The rumor of the first of tho week that the
Presldental cottage had been sold was
promptly denied to an Associated Press re
porter at the White House by Mrs. Harrison,
and in her -denial she also stated that the
fair.Uy would probably start for tho Capo
and occupy the cottage about the first week
in June. The cottage is being put in
thorough order, and heaters havo been
added t it for the use of the family, should
they want to occupy tho summer villa In the
cool seasons of the late spring or early fall.
The steward of the White nouse is expected
dally to make the final preparations for the
coming of tho family.
During the winter great improvements
have been made in tho hotels In tho way of
additions and renovations. A largo number
of cottage? have been erected, as well as
pretty pavilions on the beach strand for the
use ot excursionists and other visitors. Tho
citizens will vote next Tuesday o"n the ques
tion of allowing tho bonded IndebtnesS of
the city to bo increased $50,000 more in order
that the monev may bo expended on im
provements. There is great diversity of
As yet but one or two cottages have been
rented to Pittsburgers, but several suites of
rooms havo been engaged for tho summer at
leading hotels by prominent citizens of
Pittsburg.-A contract, has been signed by
tho Philadelphia and Seashoro Rail road with
Messrs. Hobard & Co.j of New York, to com
plete the road'to Capo May by July 1, and
600 men are reported to be- working on tho
road now. The roadbed is graded and the
ties distributed, and a vast majority of them
laid to within three miles Of tho city. The
management has been suffering from litiga
tion for over a year, which has retarded the
completion of the road. It will be fedby the
Beading s vstem. The Pennsylvania system,
nowover, gives tne cape exceiiens service.
Personal Small Talk.
Mrs. David Lauber, who has "been In New
York City for some weeks in the Interest of
art, returned home Friday evening.
Master Harold B. H. Frederick, of New
York, cousin of Mr. and Mrs. Phil T. Weis,
arrived in tho city Monday to pay) them a
Mr. Georgo A Kim's frequent visits to the
South havo hud 11 significance: During the
month of roses ho brings a Memphis belle
homo 11s a bride.
A trio of objects, health, pleasure a,nd busi
ness, will take Miss Joucs, of the linn of Par
cells & Jones; to Europe next month, where
she will spend the summer.
Mr, Joseph A. Isherwood, a former well-
; PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
known young society leader of Allegheny,
returned to Louisville, Ky., last Tnesday,
afterabrtefv&ittobisoldiiome. t t
Hi. Thomas Curran. of Arch street, and
Mr. James Watson, of East street, Allegheny,
will leave next Tuesday evening on a three
months' pleasure trip to Europe. Their in
tention is to go first to Ireland and from
there to London, Borne and some of the
principal cities of the Continent.
Miss Delila Davis, of Columbus, Neb., has
been visiting relatives in Pittsburg, Brad
dock and other sections of the county for
the past month. She has been in the East
for the last eight months, vjsiting Philadel
phia, Washington and other prominent East
ern cities, and will depart this week for Day
ton, O., and after a visit there will meet her
parents in Chicago, from where she will go
GOSSIP OP THE eUABD.
CHArLAix WooD.of theSlxteenthBegiment,
has tendered his resignation to Colonel
Tins First Brigade camp this year will be
known as Camp W T. Sherman, and -win bo
located near Norristown, Pa.
Captaiw SnAKSoir, of the Washington In
fantry has decided to have his company go
Into camp some time In August. No selec
tion of ground has yet been made.
ISSPECTOB Or RlTLE PRACTICE PaTTERSOIT, Of
Tlattery B, Is in Washington, D, a, on a two
weeks' sojourn. Several members of the
Battery have already qualified for this
Cattaii? Hahmoit A. Pebkihs, of the Gov
ernor's troop at Harrisburg has tendered his
resignation. There has been quite a jangle
in the troop for some timo past, but things
are expected to be straightened out shortly.
Dpjukg the past week Captain Hunt, of the
Battery, sent a very neat letter of congrat
ulations to "the Committeo of Arrangements
for tho anniversary of "Battery B," of the
.First Pennsylvania Reserves, at Mt. Jack
FIRST LlEUTEITAHT GEOKOE SHEPBEBD, Of
Battery B,tenderedhls resignationto Captain
Hunt last week. Mr. Shepherd" has been
Senior First Lieutenant of the battery since
its organization, and during that time has
made many friends in tho guard.
The officers of the Fourteenth Beglment
have decid&i to fit np a room In Old City
Hall for.headqnarters purposes. No expense
will be spared to make It both cheerful and
Inviting. The regiment lias been in need of
such a meeting place for a long time.
To-dav committees from the Washington
Infantry will visit the various cemeteries
and deeorato the graves of deceased mem
bers of the command. Tho company, under
command of Captain Shannon, will turn
out with Post 157 at the Oakland Cemetery
on Decoration Day.
A meetiho of the company commandants
of tho Eighteenth Regiment will be held to
morrow evening at 8:30, in the regimental
headquarters. The meeting will ben most
important one, as the policy of the different
companies on the subject of rifle practice
will be settled. Every company commander
should be present.
The Eighteenth Beglment loses one of Its
most efficient officers by the resignation of
Lieutenant Horace Lowry, of Company E.
Mr. Lowrv flnallv decided to leave the reei-
ment last week, and has sent his resignation
to Colonel Smith. The condition of Com
pany E for the past year has not been all
that might be desired, and as a consecjuenco
other changes may be expected.
Last Friday was the seventh anniversary
of tho organization of Battery B, the Im
portant event having taken place on May 22,
1884. The members of tho battery are vde
Hghtcd at the prospect of going into camp
with tho rest of the brigade in July, and not
being compelled to repeat their experience
at Mt. Gretna two years ago. They have had
an elegant sufficiency of that style of doing
business. Captain Hunt has received fresh
assurances that his command will be sup
plied with guns shortly, but as the tale has
grown very old with him, he will not he
satisfied nntil he sees them safely stowed in
tho battery's armory.
CAPTArs Cham.es Holmes, of Company B,
Eighteenth Regiment, sent his resignation
to Colonel Smith last week by request. Mr.
Holmes is now in Chicago, where he will
probably bo permanently located. He has
been in command of Company B for tho past
18 months, andprevious to that time, held
tho position of Sergeant Major pf the regi
ment. It is safe to say his connection with
military life- was somewhat of the farcical
order, and had it not been for his two sub
ordinates his company would havo been dis
banded long ago. The National Guard in
Pennsylvania is making active strides
toward perfection, nnd has no timeto waste
with commissioned officers, who cannot be
found in their proper places at least once
in two years. ' '
The unveiling of the Hartranft Monument
takes place at Norristown on Juno 6. It is
understood that tho entire First Brigade
win be present at the ceremony, in addition
to representative regiments of the Second
and Third Brigades. Just what regiment
from this end of the State will go is hard to
say, although the offer will probably be
made to Colonel Hawkins, of the Tenth
Keglmont, he being the senior Colonel. On
account of the scattered condition of this
organization, the chances are that one of
the Pittsburg regiments may havo tho op-
gortunity to tako the trip, the chances being
1 favor of the Eighteenth, Colonel
Smith being the ranking officer here.
It Is scarcely thought a provisional
regiment will be called for, on account of
tho difficulties of handling such organiza
tions. It is expected fully 2,000 soldiers in
all will be present, in addition to representa
tives of many other organizations.
Cohtrary to expectation, General Wylie
has decided that tho Second Brigade shall
go into camp this year at Arnold station, on
the Allegheny Valley Rallroad,about 18 miles
above the city. The selection narrowed
down to one of two sites, the other being
at Ellwood, about 40 miles from the city,
and a SDlendidlv located cronnd. While no
doubt Arnold station is a very pretty place
for a camping ground, a number of strong
objections are urged by many officers who
havo been on the ground. The first is the
remarkable nearness to tho city will cause
tho camp to be overrun with visitors, many
of whom will be of an objectionable char
acter. Tho second objection, and probably
the most forcible one, is that the Methodist
camp meeting grounds are located but half a
mile away, and unless remarkably fine dis
cipline is exercised in tho brigade, unpleas
ant developments may result. Mnjor Logan,
the Brigade Quartermaster, will shortly
take a number of the regimental quarter
masters np to tho grounds and locate tho
lines for the camp.
Three companies of the. Eighteenth Begl
ment were Inspected last.weok. company
F, on Monday evening, presented 48 men and
3 officers to Major Logan in the Diamond
Street Armory, and altogether showed a
creditable improvement over the work of
last year. On Thursday evening, at the
Fifth Avenue Market House, Captain-Sim
mons turned over to Major Patterson GG men
and 3 officers of Company H. On account of
the failure of tho light the company had not
the opportunity to display itself to tho best
advantage, but the showing was up to tho
standard. On Friday evening, at the. same
placo, Captain Penny presented 63 men and
3 officers of Company G for Inspection to
Major Patterson. The showing made by
this company in every detail was undoubt
edly tho best in the regiment, and possibly
in the brigade: certainly nono ot tho Pitts
burg companies havo equalled it in many
years. Tho work of tho non-commissioned
officers in handling tho platoons and com
pany ns a whole was of tho very best, and
showed tho result of last winter's non-commissioned
'officers' school. Captain Penny
was highly complimented for the showing
ARTISTIC EFFECTS LN
And plant decorations. Novelties for
luncheon, dinner and german favors. Loose
bunches to carry and corsage bouquets a
specialty. N. Patteesoit,
su 41 Sixth avenue, opposite Trinity.
How Rheumatism is Cured in Arkansas.
Dr. P. A. Skeen, a prominent dentist, of
Texarkano, Ark., "says he used Champer
lain's Pain Balm for rheumatism and found
it to be a most excellent local remedy. Por
sale by druggists. 'wau
Badges for lodges, societies, etc. Fine
and rea3onable,atMcilahonBros. & Adams',
62 Fourth avenue. su
Down at the Heel.
There is a prodigious number of persons
who fell very much down at the heel just
now. All they really need is a dose ol St.
Patriek'sTL'ills to cleanse and renovate their
system. It would do them more eood than
a dollar bottle of any blood purifier. For
sale by druggists. wsu
Kemnants of fine carpets at Edward
Groetzimjer's this week. '-
SUNDAY, MAT 2A,
The arrangements for Memorial Day, next
Saturday, were about completed at the
meeting of the committeo last night at Mu
nicipal Hall. Owing to the incompleteness
of the programmes for the various Ceme
teries, an ex'tended account is impossible.
Posts 3, 41, 200, 230 and 259 will havo charge
of the ceremonies at Allegheny Cemetery.
Bov. M. B. Riddle will deliver the oration.
Posts 88, 128 and 162; of Allegheny, will
have charge at Hniondalo and Troy Hill 88
and 128 holding service at Unlondale and
Bellevue and 162 at Troy Hfll. The orator at
Unlondale will be Uev. J. R. Miller. At Troy
Hill the orators will be (English) Rev. Mr.
Satchell and (Gerinan) Rev. Mr. Pick. The
Sons of Veterans will deeorato the Soldiers'
Monument on the hill and the Hampton
Monnment in East Park.
On the Southside Post 151 will holdservices
at the old Methodist graveyard and will
send details to other cemeteries. Frank I.
Gosser will deliver the oration.
Post 236 will hold sorvices In the Southside
cemetery. Comrade Daniel Ashworth of
Post 3 will deliver the address. The Allen
Sohool Drum Corps will escort the post.
Post 157 will have charge at Oakland and
Minersville cemeteries. The service will bo
held at Oakland. Bev. C. E. Locke " will de
liver the oration. The post will be escorted
by tho Washington Infantry and the Mon
Post 117 will hold services In the Home
wood Cemetery. Rev. Dewitt M. Benham
will deliver the address. Early in the morn
ing a detail from tho post will decorate at
the German Lutheran Cemetery.
Post 3 will hold services at Sewickley in
The services In all the cemeteries will con
sist as usual of addresses, singing, etc. The
most complete arrangements have been
made for the gathering of flowers and dec
orating the graves of the soldier dead.
At tho close of the general service in Alle
gheny Cemetery, Post 259 will hold its spe
cial services at the graves of comrades wn o
wero members of tho post.
Comrado Thomas G. Sample, of Post 123,
will deliver the Momorial Day oration at
ZelienODle. Butler eoantv.
Samuel Harper Camp No. 162, Sons of Vet
erans, will turn out with Post 157 on Memo
The Grand Army editor greatly regrets
that lack of space prevents the publication
of Department Commander Boyer's Memo
rial Day order. It is a beautiful tribute to
the soldier dead and fairly teems with
patriotism. It is well worthy of preservation.
Tho members of McPherson W. R, C.
Auxiliary to Post 117 aro requested to meet
at their hall next Friday at 1 o'clock p. m. to
twine garlands. They are also requested)
lay aside some of their choicest blooms, to
bo placed on a conotapb in Homewood
Cemetery. A cordial Invitation is extended
to everyone having friends buried In the
national cemeteries or in unknown graves
to send flowers or flower pieces, to be placed
on this cenotaph. The children of, the East
End are invited to bring flowers, if only a
bouquet of wild blossoms or branch of ever-
reen to lay upon tho soldiers' graves. All
onations of cut flowers will be left at the
office of Mr. Krebbs, Shady avenue, near
Penn, on Friday as early in the afternoon as
Special services will be held at the Arsenal
sufferers graves on Memorial Day, under the
auspices of James A-Garlic Id Circle No. 15,
Ladies of tho G. A. R. All sister circles are
invited to attend.
Sharon Circle No. 43, Ladles of the G. A. R
is busy getting ready to assist tho comrades
on Decoration Day.
, H. B. Hays Circle No. 56, Ladies of the G.
A. R.', of Turtle Creek, will assist the post
on Memorial Day.
Their Strange Experience.
Two well-known citizens of Pittsburg
served In the Pennsylvania Reserves, one in
tho Ninth and the other in the Tenth. Both
were transferred to Company K, One Hun
dred and Ninetieth Regiment, Pennsylvania
Volunteers, and both became corporals in
that company. Ono was captured August
19, 1861, on the Weldon Railroad. Both got
homo sa fely and nevor met till last Monday
at the office of J. H. Stevenson & Co. They
wore there on pension matters and wer6 In
troduced to each other by Mr. Stevenson, as
they had not recognized each other. Then
army history flew thick and fast for half an
hour or so and they soon became well ac
quainted. One of the men is Comrade Irwin K. Camp
bell and the other Comrado W. W. Scott, of
Sewickley. Both belong to Encampment
No. 1, V. V. L. They had passed each other
hundreds of times in the past 25 years with
Along the Line.
Comrade Robert Harper, of Post 88, Is very
Post 157 will be inspected next Thursday
Four or five comrades of Post 236 are still
on the sick list.
Comrade Hcon Moreisov, of Post 88, who
has been very sick, is improving.
Post 236 will attend service at the South
Street M. E. Church this evening.
Post 3 will assemble at the post room at
7:30 o'clook a. it. on Memorial Day.
David Dikes, of the Water Assessor's office,
was mustered into Post 3 last Monday night.
Next Tuesday evening Post 155 and friends
wiuvisib ine xuir 01 mo uennan evangel
TnE comrades of Post 157 have been or
dered to report at the post room at 7:30 a. ir.
on Decoration Day.,
Comrade W. O. Russell, of Post 151, Is re
covering slowly from his severe hurts, but is
not yet able to be out. ,
The comrades of Post 88 deeply sympathize
with -Comrade Fred Zimmerman, who buried
a 4-year-old son yasteiday.
Comrade Barset Coll, of Post 157, in
spected Ppst 206 on Friday evening. The
mooting was a very pleasant one.
'John Patterson, lato of Company D., Ono
Hundred nnd Thirty-ninth Volunteer In
fantry, is wanted at tho Pension Office.
Comrade Pession Aoeht Bengough has got
ten into his new quarters in tho University
building, and will be happier henceforth.
Comrade Hesry Stacde, of Post ISA having
recovered from the grip, was at the meeting
of his post last Tuesday night. Tho boys
woro glud to see hlra.
The Grand Army Day Committee met in
Common Council Chamber yesterday after
noon. A report of the proceedings may bo
found In the local columns.
Post 157 mustered two recruits last Thurs
day night. An extra large audience was In
attendance. Posts 3, 41, 151 and 230 were rep
resented. The boys had a lively time.
Post 83 was inspected last' Tuesday even
ing by Comrade Bi C. Dawson, of Post 128.
Tho meeting was a very pleasant one. Visit
ors were present from Posts 3, 163 and 128.
Post 131 will attend service at the Eight
eenth Street M. P. Church this morning, and
the Bingham M. E. Church in tho evening.
Post 2B will accompany Post 151 to botn
The Entertainment Committeo of Post 155
will give an entortninnient at tho fair of tho
'Gorman Evangelical Protestant Church at
Maonnerchor Hall, Mt. Washington, next
The three posts and two camps of Sons of
Veterans of Allegheny will attend divine
service at the Central Presbyterian Church,
Allegheny, corner Anderson and Lacock,
streets, this evening. y
The entertainment under the auspice's of
Post 8S's -Detroit "Club at the Second U. P.
Church, Allegheny, Thursday evening, was
quite a success. Tnore was ufaU.- nnaieuco
which was w ell pleased.
Posw 157, 200 and 230 will attend memorial
sorvice at tho First Cuuiborlund Presby
terian Church, corner of Wylie avenue and
Congress street, to-night. All. comrades of
other posts aro cordially invited.
Comrade D. A. Jokes, of Post 15C who has
charge of the cast for the "Little Recruit,''
is kept so busy at present that he has hardly
time for anything else.- He' feels sanguine
of success, and gives bis time cheerfully.
Tot department officers of the Ladles of
the G. A. E. are very much gratified by re
ports received at headquarters from all over
the State, reporting Increase in membership
and tbo organization, of many new circles.
Ikspectios', a muster, several reinstate
ments and some applications was the order
at Post 41's meeting last Wednesday even
ing. Among those present were Commander
Scott, of Post 88, and Comrades Coll and
Brann, of Post 157
Mrs. Maggie Armioer, wife of Comrade J.
B. Armiger, of Post 155, was presented with
a beautiful silver set on Wednesday evening
by the ladies of W. B. C. No. 22 in honor of
the twenty-fifth anniversary of hex wedding
to the old Adjutant.
Osr Wednesday next the Teutonla, Sicilia
and Robert Blumemaennerchors will tender
to Post 128 a concert of German song at
Carnegie Hall. Well-known English artists
will also participate, including Mrs. Leah
Dickinson, the whistling soloist.
Circle No. 7, Ladies of the G. A. R., cele-
bra ted its seventh anniversary last Tuesday.
B. C. Christy delivered an address. Speeches
were made by Mrs. T. G. Jones, President of
No. 7; Mrs. I. N. Gosser, Department Presi
dent; Rachel Doran and Mrs. Murray, of
The Pension Office was yesterday moved
from tho Third avenue building to tho Uni
versity building, corner Diamond and Boss
streets. The new offices are commodious,
well lighted and ventilated. It is the first
timo in its history that the office in this city
has bad a suitable location.
Last. Wednesday night Post 41 was inspect
ed by Comrade X S. Rees, of Post 157. Tho
same comrade inspected Post 236 on Friday
night. A large numer of visiting comrades
attended both inspections. Comrade Bees
was highly complimented on his thorough
manner of conducting the inspection.
James Peters, assistant Inspector, G. A.
R., accompanied by James Ogdch and John
R. Oursler,ofPost4, of Latrobc, inspected
Post 209 at'Scottdale last week. This post is
in a flourishing condition and stands No. 1
in the Forty-seventh district, Pennsylvania
Department. The members of this post own
and control a very elegant park, worth at
Post 155 was Inspected on Friday evening
by Comrade W. F.Powell, of Postl51,who was
accompanied by a large number of comrades
from his post. After tho inspection the post
was presented with a beautiful silk flag by
Woman's Relief Corps No. 22. Several happy
speeches were made, and an elegant lunch,
served by the corps ladles, woundup tho
pleasant evening. -
The joint meeting of the three Allegheny
posts at Carnegie Hall on Friday evening
was a very enjoyable affair. The pro
gramme, as outlined in this column last
Sunday, was observed as far as possible. The
Memorial volumes presented to each post
aro handsome. They are fully appreciated
by the comrades. The musical part of tho
programme was well rendered.
The Presidents of all circles -connected
with the Department of Pennsylvania Ladles
of tho G. A E. are much Interested in making
arrangements for tho first anniversary of the
instituting of the home for the mothers,
wives, sisters and daughters of the veterans,
situated at Hawkins station, on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, to bo held on June 26.
Depabtmest Commahder Boter, in general
orders, announces the following appoint
ments of aides-de-camp In Pittsburg and
Allegheny: Joseph Beaton, Post 3; Hugh
Morrison, Post 88: J. A. Bachelor, Post 117;
Fred Beuchler, Post 128: D. A. Jones, Post
151; J. B. Armiger, Post 155; 0. 8. Mcllvaine,
Post 157; L.M. Armor. Post 162: W. B-Ford,
Gew. P. N. Guthrie Camp No. 263, Sons of
Veterans, will be presented with a flag next
Thursday evening in the Mansfield school
hall. The presentation speech will be deliv
ered by Commander John S. Lambie, of Post
3. Brother Alf G. Llqyd.will accept on be
half of the camp. Addresses will be deliv
ered by P. N. Guthrie, W. IL Eeed and W. H.
Lambert. The flag is the gift of Comrade
Morgan Thomas, of Post 3.
The all-absorbing topic with the comrades
of Post 151 is their play, the "Little Recruit,"
which will occupy the boards of the Bijou
the week commencing June L The cast pub
lished in this column last Sunday Is an ex
cellent one and, Judging by the interest they
are taking in their work, there is no doubt
about their being able to give a- grand per
formance. Inasmuch as the entertainment
is for the benefit of the post's relief fund, it
IshoDedthat a generous nubile will trive
them that hearty support which they richly
Union Veteran Legion.
Comrade E. F. Seamon-, -of Encampment
No. 6, is preparing a military poem on the
"Mounted Infantry Volunteer," to be read
some night soon.
Cqlosel F. J. Wheeler, of Encampment
No. 6, at tended the las t meeting of No. L He
was after some pointers on the coming
memorial services of No. 0.
Adjutant H. F. Fulmer, of Encampment
No. 6, desires the boys to hand In their new
postofflce addresses, so Quartermaster Mo
Clollaud can Bend their quarterly dividends
The famous Sixty-second Regiment, Penn
sylvania Volunteers, commanded by Colonel
SamBlack at the beginning of the war, was
tho theme for war history at the last meet
ing of Encampment No. 0.
Ekcampmeht No. 6 will hold memorial
services In East Park Hall, No. 18 Third
Street, Allegheny, on Sunday evening, May
31, Encampment No. 1 and all old soldiers
are cordially invited to attend.
Captain James Thompson, of Encampment
No. 6, is a representative officer and soldier
of the Crimean War, in which lie was an
artilleryman. In tho late war he com
manded "Thompson's" battery, and made
the rebs howl at Gettysburg and many other
CoLorac Commander J. M. Bat, of Encamp
ment No. 1, invites all the comrades of No. 1
to be present at tho special "memorial serv
ices at Liberty Street M. E. Church next
Sunday evening. Comrades Revs. McKce,
Danksand others will officiate. The mem
bers will meet in their hall. Sixth avenue, at
6:45, and march in a body to to the church.
The regular annual memorial services will
bo held in Union Veteran Legion Hall Mon
day evening, June 1. It will bo nji open
meeting ana the public are invited to attend
Sons of Veterans.
Lvlse Camp No. 2 will decorate the Sol
diers' monument, Seminary Hill, Allegheny,
on Decoration Day.
Two new camp charters have so far been
signed by Colonel H.MBebele1which speaks
well for two week's time.
CoLOJfEL Jomr L Nevis Camp No. 33 must
ered in two rocruits last Monday night, and
has two more for to-morrow night.
Hats Camp No. 4 wlH'attcnd memorial ser
vice to-day with Patterson Post 15L Nevln
Camp 33 will also attend in a body by request
of 4 and the Post.
CArrACT E. Reeele, Sergeant H. H. Farren
and Lieutenant James P. Long, Nevin Camp
S3, will take part in "The Little Eecruit," to
be given by Post 151 at the Bijou.
Judos Advocate Joirx A. Woods is kept
busy In McKeesport at present making ar
rangements for Camp 127to take part In the
Decoration Day . services. John isquitoa
hustler, and the boys should not fail tare
spondipadily. Mombers of the City Camp
who are at loisuro on. tho 30th at 1 v. M., are
kindly invited to turn out with 127.
Feet without corns are pearls of high
price. Daisy Corn Cure ispositive and per
manent in its effect. 1G cents; all druggists.
Badoes for lodges, societies, etc Fine
and reasonable, at McJIahon Bros. & Adams','
52 Fourth avenue. . su
For Sale Everywhere.
Pilsner beer, one of the celebrated brands
brewed by the Iron City Brewing Company,
is for sale nt all first-class bars in the city.
Try it. Telephone No. 1186. '
Badges for lodges, societies, etc Fine
and reasonable,atMcMahonBro3. & Adams',
52 Fourth aventic su
Our heavy two-ply carpets at 29o are the
very same others ask you 45o for. All other
ingrain and brussels carpets in proportion.
J. H. Kuukel&Bko.,
1347.134!J Penn avenue.
Badges for lodges, societies, -etc. Fine
and reaso:iable,atMfMahouBros". & Adams',
&! Fourth avenue su
ZiOCHiNVAR awnings at Mam&ux & Son's,
539 Penn avenue. " " . , ,
MILLINERY FOR DECORATION DAY!
"How sleep the brave, who sink to rest
By all their country's wishes blest!"
IN DEMAND SUMMER MILLINERY., Yes, and very great de.
mand, too. The fact pf the matter is we are now in the midst of the greatest
millinery season our house has ever-known. It has, so far, been a pecu
liarly satisfactory season, with us owing, largely, to the many exclusive nov
elties we have been able to offer patrons.' The word "exclusive" is really
as applicable to our bargains as to our designs, for they are never to be had
elsewhere at Rosenbaum & Co.'s prices. To- demonstrate this: We now
offer 100 dozen Ladies' and Children's 4
BLACK LEGHORN HATS AT 50 CENTS !
All are fresh, new goods, this season's shapes, and the identical quality
other houses ask 75c for.
Fifty dozen Ladies' and Children's '
These are also bright, new goods, this season's shapes, and the quality
you would have to pay i for elsewhere.
Finer grades of Leghorn Hats in both black and white are shown hero
at 95c, 98c, $1 25, $i 38, $1 50 and $1 75. All qualities are represented,
and we feel justified in saying that a better assortment is not to be had. As
we import these hats ourselves we know just what they are, and can always
guarantee better values in Leghorn goods than are obtainable elsewhere.
LEGHORN f a!' ?own' avy' fe LEGHORN
" J7 Cardinal, Brown, Navy, Beige.
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Children's Shade Hats, nice and light, all colors, at the,low price of
28c sold regularly at 45c.
Children's fine imported Wash Hats, fresh, new goods,) intended to be
sold at 75c, are offered this week at 3 1 0-
Babies' plain and embroidered Lace Caps at only 25c the prettiest foj
the money in the city.
Children's Shirred Rim Surah Silk Hats in brown, black, cream and
tan at 58C an exceedingly rare bargain. Better goods, all shades and
sizes, at 75c and 98c superior in quality and finish.
India Silk Shirred Rim Hats and Tam O'Shanters, all shades, in most
The handsomest and fullest Daisy and Violet Wreath, the very thing
for trimming Leghorn Hats, at the low bargain price of 25c. Think of it!
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RIBBONS! JRIBBONSI RIBBONSI
Our Bibbon bargains have become proverbial, almost, and the one we offer this week
will astound competition and add many names to our long list of customers. Here it is:
200 pieces heaviest, Pure-Silk GJace Bibbou, 2Jo. 22, in choicest shades of the season, a
quality that ordinarily could not be sold for less than 65c, will go this week at the unpar
alleled price of 33 cents a yard. It is entirely owing to a fortunate purchase of a quantity
of this ribbon that we are enabled to offer such a grand bargain. Come in and get samples,
compare with any shown elsewhere and see if it is not the greatest ribbon bargain that
ever came under your notice.
A Word About Trimmed Hats and Toques!
Our stock of Trimmed Hats and Toques, both of Straw and Lace, for ladies, misses
and children, is entirely new this week. No one can say, when looking at our assortment,
"Well, if there isn't a hat similar in every particular to one I had some time ago." You'll
recognize no'"old friends" in our stock.
we show the very latest styles in artistically trimmea Hats at every price from $1 75
One nature that has probably contributed more that anything else to make this de
partment popular is bur IMMEXSE VAKEEIY of trimmed Hats and Toques, which is
unapproachea, and stands supremely alone as the most complete assortment in the two
cities. This week's special ofierings should, and will, interest all who see them.
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Will be offered this week to buyers of
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COME AND GET A BARGAIN.
SPECIAL BARGAINS IN
Carpets, Rugs and Lace Curtains !
Made and Laid Free if Bought in the Morning.
One of our specialties, in Antique, XVI Century
' and Old English Oak,
(Our own make)
We lead all competition; they are even'
adopting our styles, but they cannot adopt our
makes. We make the reputation of our house
in this department
All competitors have concluded that we carry
the largest selection of
Bedroom Furniture I'
Also the Greatest Variety.
Our .Bedding Department we give special'at- .
Davis Sewing Machines at $25, less than any "
machine of similar -style offered in the city.
' Gash or Easy Payments I '
HOPPER BROS.& GO.
307 WOOD ST.
Duquesne and- Central Traction pass three
doors from store. ya
Filters all water for
lnjf, Domestlo rurpases.
Coll and see model In
Send for Catalogue and
Price List. "
4U SMITHFIELD ST.,
U03 CABSOX ST.,
HATS AT 75 CENTS !
Will buy a good sec-
So. 83IXTH 'ST.'
E. R. BROOKS,"
Domestlo Sewing , Mich jne and ;,r
.Domestic Pattern. , ,V
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