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ESKBa J CHOICE PROPERTIES FOR SALE. ACRE PROPERTY. 100 acre in tlio East End at $1,109 per acre; should retail at $5,000 per acre. 9 acres near Perm av., at $3,000 per acre; la In the neighborhood of some of the loveliest homes m the East End. 15 acres near Penn av., will retail at high rates per foot front; price for all, tloo.OOO. 5f0 feet frontage in a rapidly-growing seo tlon of the E. E. at $20 per loot front. 45 acres near Frankstown av.; about Jf this property is covered with lovely old roreot tree; should be illvidea in large sire bunding sites; price, $100,000 for all. 450 acres or land on the Hononsrahela river, only a short distance from the city; Jnst the place for a manufacturing city; price, $100 per acre: there is a million dollars' profit to the company that will buy this property and handle it like Kensington. BLACK & BA1RD, A 85 FOURTH AT. ALL PITTSBURG CHALLENGED, Taking price and location combined, to pro duce the equal of our TWO GREAT PLANS OF LOTS. Southeast Cor. of Stanton and Negley Aves, Kcrthwest Cor. of Stanton and Negley Am This is the coming section. Purchase is can depend on a first-class neighborhood. Building line established. Soil sandy, -well drained, many fine trees. Ungues! - electric line; convenient to East Liberty villaze; surrounded by $25,000 and S5u,OtJ0 residences. fr;eri.il Inducements to house builders ana first pui cha-eis. Anplyto J.MES M. ILKIXSON, t Wood s'reer Gerniaula building. Or to KULLY & KOGEUS, l'enn enue. East End. HIGHLAND PARK. Lots on 60-foot streets adjoining the Park $40 to $50 TEE FRONT FOOT. TEIUIS $200 CASH. Jfo Payments for Years. SAMUEL W.BLACK& CO, 99 FOCTKTH AVEXUE. CORNER PROPERTY. New Residence of 10 Rooms, hardwood mantels -with cabinets, open plmniiiu-, porche, bay window, ete.; Irnlt and (-hade t:ee-: immediate possession; low price and easv terms for onlck sale. BAXTER, THOAIPSO.V CO., 161 Fourth av. Lots! Lots! Lots! Some very desfVable lots yet unsold in the HIGHLAND PLACE PLAN. Also 4 very desirable lots on Negley avenue, fronting Highland Park. S. E. POOL & CO 611G 1'enii avenue, E. E. IF TOU ARE LOOKIXG Forsomethlngln ACREAGE PROPERTY Tou word 1 do well to call and see us, as ne uae been making that a SPECIALTY An J have some good pieces now for sale. J. H. COLEMAN & CO., Telephone, 5J25. 212 PEXX AVE, E. E. WILKINSBURG PROPERTY. O'le of the best houses in Wilklnsburg; c'mice neighborhood: house of eight rooms und ah conveniences: large lot, 100x150. AVe have a low price. Don't fail to see it. MOORE & KELLY. Teici hone 5150. 620S PEXX AT., E. E. HI LAND AVE. LOT, 86x200. t ' nicest vacant lot on X. Hiland, 3 squares al ve btaunton. Convenient to parks, t stem expoure. Elegant improvements en. i 1 side" Fine stone lesidences opposite. 1! s' bealtuy location. Good fruit and . e Lvtensive private and public im p ore ents progressing nearbv. At J200 Per Foot. Will Advance to $301 feLE VT. A. HEEKOX A SOXS, Fourth ave., Or W. M LAIRD, 4aJ V ood st. PENN AVE. Xew J-6tory brick of 12 rooms; arrange, cents and finish complete; the location Is o-ie of the best on avenue; lot 81x176 feet; terns and price right for a quick sale; for permit see agents, BAITER, THOMPSON & CO, 161 Fourth avenue. EAST END LOTS. On Atlantic avenue, within four minutes walk of tue Penn avenue cable ears, lots 23x 100 to a 20-foot alley; splendid location: pare air, ciry water and within two minutes' wa!k of the Nineteenth ward schoolhouae. Only $500 each; tennB to suit. LIGGETT BROS., 71 Diamond st. FOR SALE. LOTS IX GROVE SQUARE PLAN, PEURYSVILLE AVEXUE, ALLEGHENY, On ey terras, without interest. Gallon HOLMES A CO, 120 Smith field street, for plans. Ill 00E AYEME EDUCATIONAL. BOCK. HILL. COLLEGE, Ellicott City, Maryland. , School. Classical, sctentlflo and commercial courses. Respectable young men and boys re ceived as boarders. Send for prospectus! BKO. DENMS, President. PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. Address, for circulars, MRS. M. D. MATHEWS. Palnesville. O. MISS BAIRD'S IXST1TUTE FOR GIRLS Xorwalk, Conn. 20th year. Primary Intermediate and college preparatory courses. Careful attention to morals and manners. New buildings, steam heat,lncan descent light, gymnasium. MOCXTAIN SEMIXARY FOR YOUXG ladles, Birmingham, Fa. Finest school rounds in the Mate; lull school equipment. Uustmted catalogue. , A.H.GRIER, MISS X. S. DAVIS, Bus. Mgr. Principal. PITTSBURG SCHOOL OF DESIGN FOR WOMEN, 70S Penn avenue. Classes in a't branches or drawing, painting, design ing, pen and Ink drawing and oluni paint ing. Fall term opens Wednesdav. Septem ber It. Send for catalogue. A. W. HEXUER SOX, Principal, ST. MARY'S ACADEMY For yrfnng ladles. Chatham street, under care of Sisters of Mercy, reopens September 3. Music, painting, china decorating, type writ ing, stenography, etc., etc. For terms ad dress Dlrcotiess Convent or Meicy, Webster avenue. "DOCKLAND COLLEGE, JtV XYACK-OX-THE-HUrSOX. Tor Young Ladles and Gentlemen. Tenty-lhc miles from Xew York. Beau tiful loca'ion. Modern appointment". Pre para tnry.collegtate and business coutses. Mii-ic, Art, Industrial wink, Typewriting and Physical Culture. An endow ment al.1 ladies Catalogue by request. Opens Sep tember 19. W. 11. BAXMSTEU, A. M. KING'S SCHOOL of ORATORY, ELOCUTION AND DRAMATI0 CULTURE. Xlne courses of studr. Largest seliool in the V S. Class and prints leisont. French anil Gerrasn. Physical Culture. Fencing and Usmnas tics. Oelsarte Instruction. Coaching a specially. Byron W. King. A. M.. Mausrer: .1. jl. wliraiu, A.M.. AssuclateManacer: trii'S Fo, U.b.. Asso ciate TeaLlier. bend for cattlogue. Open Sept. 8. Diamond and Ross st., Pittsburg. Pa. DUQUESNE CONSEBVATOKY OF MTSIC. CHAs. DAVIS CARTER, Music Director. Term opens Sept. 5 Pittsburg's leading school of music. Faculty Chas. !)! Carter. Ad. M. Foerster. Carl Hotter. Valdemar 1'anenbrock. Morris Stephens. Misa Julia Ifeacli. c. u. Le;plg. ffia. Guenilier and Dr. W. T. KnirlWi. Hue new pipe organ tor recitals, leaching and practice: also new grand and upright pianos, special classes in siKht-readingor music, harmonv, eneemule slnclnr. lectures ind recitals tree to all students. Terms reasonable. Special annual clreul-ir containing detailed Information can be secured at all music stores and at the con servatory. Duquesne College building, cor. Dla inond and Ross 6ts.. opp. Uonrt House, THJB CEXTKAL HOTEI LORETTO, CAMBRIA CO., PA.. Xewly refitted and refurnished throughout. Terms, fa to S3 per week. IIOTIZ. LaJAlETTE. JOHX TRACY 4 CO.. I'roprletors. Open June 18; all modern Improrements; located directly on the beach; terms S3 to S5 per day. Apply to JOHX TltACY & CO.. Washington HoteLPMl..I'a . orCapcMiv. X. J. THE OX1.Y LICENSED DRUGSTORE IX THE CITY. Liquors for MEDICINAL Purposes. CALIFORNIA PORTS, SHERRIES. ETG At 50c a Quart. PURE OLD RYE WHISKIES 1 1 n $1 to $1 60 Per Quart. All Goods Guaranteed as Represented. G. EISENBEIS, (Successor to H. P. Sohirartz,) WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST, US FEDERAL ST., Allegheny, Pa. Tel. 301B. Jyl2-65-TUThSu Established 136. ) WrsS&S&sssSk r-JSMI PjWPf hU BIOS 11 '!r1 LJiOI f 1 BSisrK iW a sa .t ((.vjv -"- . Hsv j. v ft :mv XLowcst Prices I Honest Ser vice ! Desirable Patterns I Largest Assortment! Ex clusive Styles f Regular and Odd Sizes ! Entire building occupied by us. 'JB) IHINGS M M XALL ALTERATIONS to im prove a fit done free of charge. THE ENTIRE BUILDING, FOUR FLOORS, filled with Fine Clothing. iffNf VSTTF pi 61 THE EAT THE OYSTER NOW. The Dainty Horsel From Neptune's Realm in Season Once More. IT IS BEST TO TAKE IT EAW. Cnltivating- the Popular Bivalve Has Be come a Regular Easiness. FATTENING FOE TEE LONDON MARKET COKRISFOXEENCE OF THE DISPATCH.! Axxapolis, Sept. 3. HE oyster season opened Thursday aud oyster boats by the bundereds are now dredging all along Chesapeake Day, The demand for these bivalresjn the United States promises to be greater than the beds can supply, and the oyster fishers tell me there is a fair pros pect of an oyster StUlMt.ti.IU famine. But there is no kind ot live stock which will pay quite so well as oysters and there are thousands of men in the world to day who mate big incomes out of planting, raising and selling these shell fish. The business is carried on to a vast extent in Europe, but there are no regions In the world which are so fitted for the raising of oysters as those along the Chesapeake bay, and there is a big chance here for the right man. A number of oyster beds have been lately planted in Delaware bay and oysters are now grown on the Pacific slops. Ve know nothing in America, however, of the profits of oyster raising, and it is es timated that if the beds along the Chesa peake were at all cultivated they would bring in ?600,000,000 a year, and they ought to produce ten times as many oysters as they do now. The French, under far worse conditions, are making fortunes out of their oysters, and on a French oyster farm of 492 acres it was reported that fl,000,000 worth of oysters have been raised, and upon another farm in France which was planted only five years ago there were taken out during six tides 16,000,000 oys ters. The fact is that oyster (arming Is be coming just as legitimate a business in Europe as potato farming and wheat larm ing, and if the conditions are right the harvest can be just as surely counted upon. Oyster Far ins All thu M or d Over. Nearly all the oysters sold in England are raised on oyster (arms and I jet the most of my information as to "oyster farming abroad" from a new book which has just been published in London concerning the oyster, in which an Englishman named rhilpots writes about 1,300 pages concern ing this interesting bivalve. From it I find that artificial oyster raising is now going on all over the world. There is a town in Kent, near London, known as Whitestable, which sells more than 51,000,000 worth of oysters a year, and there are 27 square miles there taken up in oyster farming and oyster feeding. Oysters are brought from France, from Holland and from America and are fed there before they are taken to London for sale, and there are 3,000 people on these farms who do nothing else the vear round but take care of the oysters. The greatest caution is taken to let nothing touch the oysters that will injure them and ther are carefully graded and the shells are now and then picked np and looked over. There are on an average of IE P1 ipQinsi ...ABOUT.. KNOWN OF KNOWN VALUES NEVER LACK PURCHASERS. IT MAY take some time for them to become known, but as they do the growth of demand con tinually increases. So it is with the clothing sold by the 516 SMITHFIELD STREET 516 It has a known value, and upon value, nothing else, has its reputation been staked, and IT HAS WON. Therefore, the growth of its sale every day more and more, every year a great advance over the preceding year. Wherein does its value consist? Answered most sat isfactorily by us as well as by ALL WHO HAVE BOUGHT THEM. When you observe its elegance, when you notice its style, when you see its fit when you look into its construction, when you test its service, WHAT MORE ? Just compare all this with its price. You will know its value then. It is by this trying and finding out that it continues to grow in favor. Our fine Merchant Tailor Made Top Coats at (12 were originally made for $25. Our fine Merchant Tailor Made Top Coats at 516 were originally made for 532. The Suits we sell at $15 were made to order .for 530 00 The Suits we sell at $20 were made to order for 40 00 The Suits we sell at $25 were made to order for 50 00 The Suits n e sell at $35 were made to order for 70 00 OHPOSITB PITTSBURG DISPATCH,, t 60,000,000 oysters lying in these 'White, stable beds and soma grades of these bring very high prices. The most costly are the English natives, which are often worth as much as fi cents apiece, and oysters from these beds are for sale in London all the year round. London eats over a billion oysters every year, and they are seldom eaten in any other way except raw, and the eheapest cost 25 cents a dozen, while the dearer grades often rnn as high as a dollar a dozen. London imports more than 100,000 barrels of oysters from the United1 States every year, and it buys more than 25,000,000 oysters from France annually. The Amer ican oysters are often laid in these beds for three months after they are imported and are then brought into market for sale. They bring from $10 to $12 a thousand, aud rank with the Portuguese oysters, which are also imported and fed, in England before selling. Oysters at 7 Cents Each, London is perhaps the best oyster market, as iar as a single city is concerned, of any place in' the world, and the prices of oysters there vary greatly. Some brands bring ?45 a bushel, and not long a;o some of the Whitestable oysters cost 7 cents apiece. iTou can now buy very good native oysters in London for 62 cents a dozen, and Ameri can replanted oysters sell from $10 and up ward a barrel. Oysters are very high in Germany and they Increase in price every vear. They were Tery cheap formerly, but the best grades are now worth 3 and 4 cents apiece. Italian oysters are dear, and Italy, though it had the first oyster farms known to history, raises but very few. oysters. As oyster caters, however, "the Ameri cans lead the world. AVe eat about 12,000, 000,000 oysters every year, or enough to give a dozen to every man, woman and child in the whole world, and we are prac tically the only people in the world who cook the oyster. The English kuow noth ing of fried" ovsters or steamed oysters, and of the 2,000,000,000 consumed on the conti nent of Europe it is safe to sav that ninety nine hundredths of them go down the En glish, French, Dutch and Italian throats without chewing. More than 70 per cent of the oysters of Europe are raised artificially, while with us the malority are carried from the native beds to the markets. The bulk of the" .oyster consumption of the United States is far of! from the oyster beds and millions of bushels are shipped daily duriug the season in cans and tubs to all parts of the country. Oysters Fomons for Producing Ess. Jf the enemies of the oyster could, be killed and every oyster egg that was laid could become a full-erown oyster the ocean would hardly contain them at the end oi a century or so. A single oyster.it is esti mated, will lay 1,800,000 eggs, and an En glish scientist lately counted a million eggs in the spat from a sinsle ovster. He did this by taking a small portion of this spat and putting it under a microscope and then estimating the whole spat. These oyster eggs are invisible to the naked eye. They come from the oyster in a sort of a cloud, and the oysters when born are one one hun dred and fiftieth of an inch in length. They are very delicate and are susceptible to cold,and they move up aud down in a larval state and finally fix themselves to some body and grow to be minute oysters, look ing at first like white dots and afterward growing to one-twentieth of an inch in diameter, and then very rapidly increasing until they get to be good-sized oysters. An oyster a Near old is as big around as a25 cent piece, and healthy oysters ought to grow about an inch a year until they are three or lour years old, when they are full grown. Speaking of the size oL ovsters, they are so small at first that 2,000,000 of them could be crowded into a tquareiucli of space. They are curious creatures. The oyster has a mouth, hut no head. Its mouth is at the narrowest part oi the body. It is merely a hole in the ovster, and it has no tongue nor no teeth. The mouth is very close to the stomach and it is bordered by four thin lips, and it gets its food by filtering the water which it takes into its month through these. It has no ears and no nose, bnt scientists say that it can see and that it will close its shell if a shadow passes above it FACT! JOUR STOCK OF CLOTH ING is the Largest, OUR PRICES are the Lowest, and in FABRIC, FIT and FIN ISH our garments are all that can be desired. VALUES, PARLORS, Our fine Merchant Tailor Made Top Coats at $22 were originally made for $45. Our fine Merchant Tailor Made Top Coats at $30 were originally made for $G0. Our $3 Pantaloons were originally made to order for $ 6 00 Our $4 Pantaloons were originally made to order for 8 00 Onr $6 Pantaloons were originally made to order for 12 00 Our $8 Pantaloons were originally made to order tor 1G 00 JA PERFECT ANTEED in every instance. Only Fine Clothing handled throughout the entire building which we occupy. CIT1T HIAXjIj. BUND AT, 3MBER" .;, over the water. The stomach of the "oyster is the bag which lies just behind the month. Its liver runs aronnd "the stomach, and thii liver is green or chocolate in color. It has lungs, which are like the gills oi fishes, and it has a heart, though it has nobrains. The liquor found in the shell is tha life blood of the oyster, and if it were not for this it is said the ' oyster would die. You can tell the age of .an oyster by the shell, and the layers upon this show the number of years it is old. Some shells have been found which were nine inches thick and some scientists claim that there are oysters which have lived 100 years. Easl j Dlcested in the Raw State, Eaw oysters are the most easily digested of all food, and this is undoubtedly the most healthful way to eat them. If eaten alive they digest themselves, and they act as a stimulant as well as a food. They are good for melancholy and they are the best thing in the world for nervous troubles, Patti is said to take one every night before singing, and it was a famous French physi cian, who lived far beyond four score, who ate two dozen every morning and said that they were the fountain of his strength. One ot the greatest oyster meals on record was lately eaten in London, A man bet that he conld eat twelve dozen oysters, washed down with twelve glasses of champagne, while the cathedral clock was striking 12. His bet was taken and he won it by placing a dozen iresh oysters in 12 wine glasses and beside these a dozen glasses of champagne. He swallowed the oysters glass by glass and washed each down with a glass of champagne and the story is that the man is alive and hearty, Vine'gar should not be used with raw oysters and' the best thing to take with oysters is beer. Whisky, brandy, rum and other liquors toughen the oyster like leather and make it indigestible. Haw oysters are eaten best when they are first opened and in their own liquor. It is not well to eat them before you go to bed, as they are stimulating in their effects and may cause insomnia. It takes just two hours and 15 minutes for the healthv stomach to digest a raw oyster and cooked oysters require considerably longer time. - Something Aboct Cooked Oysters. Washington claims to be headquarters for steamed oysters of the United States. There is a restaurant keeper there who invented this'method of cooking the oyster and you can get the steamed oyster in perfection at his place. A half peck is the smallest order and this number is put into a wire basket and lowered into a steamer, where they are left lor a few minutes and then brought out and opened for the customers. They are served with pepper, salt and butter and are very delicious. A steam of this kind costs about 25 cents, and it is far superior to the ordinary oyster stew or oyster soup. The oddest way of cooking an oyster on record is that of a famous fire eater of the past, who said he was able to put a live coal on hit tongue and a raw oyster on top of this. The coal was blown with the bellows and it flamed and sparkled until it cooked the oyster, whereupon the fire eater ate it. You will find this story in "Evelyn's Memoirs" aud the man lived in 1672. I do not vouch for the statement. The Chinese have a curious way of eating oysters. They like them dry. They first boil the oysters and then dry them in the sun until they look like mushrooms. They seldom eat raw oysters, and when they eat their oysters fresh they sauce them with ginger and vinegar. The best way to stew an oyster is in a chafing dish, and an oyster stew should never have water mixed with it. Milk takes away the flavor of the ovsters, and the best sauce is their own liquor. Apicius, the famous Soman epi cure, cooked oysters with pepper, the yolk of an egg, vinegar, oil, wine and honey, and this is said to have been a favorite Roman dish. The Gastronome. Excursion to 'Wheeling. The Baltimo'ro and Ohio Railroad will sell excursion tickets to the West Virginia State Fair, at Wheeling, on September 6, 6, 7. 8 and 9. at rate of $2 90 the lound trip, which In- r eludes admission to the lair. FIT GUAR H 1892." ' THE MUSIC WORLD. Probable Effects of the Metropolitan Opera Honse Fire. THE ACQUISITION OF DYOEAK, Difficulty Encountered by the Critic in Bis I lading Work. BUDGET 0P GEXEBAI. NEWS ITEMS By the burning of the Metropolitan Opera House, once Wagner's Walhalla, the future of America's most important opera institu tion has been enveloped in a veritable Twilight of the Gods." While it appears from private advices that the loss is only $100,000, instead of $500,000, and that most of the directors favor rebuilding at once so as to be ready to open by January 1, there is no telling what may be decided at next Friday's meet ing of the stockholders. These worthy purse-holders and fashion-plates have al ways regarded the Opera House as a pretty plaything; and, after paying its expenses for nine years, it is not unlikely that most of them may now be tired and quite ready to turn fhe" costly toy into a paying busi ness property. This element has ever been a source oi weakness in the history of that magnificent house. Inestimable as have been the musical results of the nine seasons past, they would havo been much greater aud less exneustre to boot, if a permanent, comprehensive policy, based wholly on artistic considerations, could have been in augurated at the beginning and consistently carried out. But that is too'much to ex pect from any fashionable clique in control of an institution built primarily as a social meeting and exhibition place. Govern mental support seems, in the world's ex perience, to be necessary to true artistio stability and independence. WJien Wotan and his lellow-deities the best there were for tbeir time finally came to the end ot their raien and the twilight settled down on Walhalla's smouldering embers, a new and better era was ushered in. Possibly the destruction of our old opera temple may hasten the day when that great composite art-work, the modern musio drams, will be seriously cultivated lor its own sake In this as in other lands. Antonln Dmr k In America. The institution that is now putting forth the most valuable efforts toward the nation al development of all branches of music and striving for ultimate musical subventions from the Government, is the National Conservatory ot Musio of America, just now bronght into special prom inence by the coming of the emi nent Bohemian Composer, Antonln Dvorak, to be its director for the next three years. Beaders of the current Century will gain a most interesting view ot the personality of this latest and greatest ad dition to our list of resident musicians, from Mr. H. E. Krehbiel's full and reliable article on Dvorak's life and works. Every American music-lover may take pride in this great, progressive institution, established and maintained not for profit but for the country's musical advancement. Ambitious and deserving students, both, with and without means to pay tuition, will be flocking from all quarters to the entrance examinations, which will be held at the Conservatory. 126 and 128 East Seventeenth street, New York, beginning September 12, And they may well flock to stndy at a school boasting such a brilliant list of offi cers and instructors as this; Officers Mrs. Jrannette M. Thurber, Presi dent: Hon. William 6. Cboate, Vice Presi dent: lion, Henry W. Cannon, Treasurer; Mr. Edmund O. St&nton, Secretary; Mr. An tonln Dvorak, Director. yxcvz.tr. Director, Dr. Antonln Dvorak. hinging, Mr. Bomualdo Saplo, Mr. Victor Capoul, Mr. Cbristlan Fritacli, Mrs. lieebe Lawton. Mr. Oscar Saenger, Miss Katharine W. Evans, Mr. Wllford Watters. Singing, preparatory, Miss Annie Wilson. Opera class, Mr. Victor Capoul; conductor of opera, Anton fieldlj repertoire, Mr. Ernesto Belli; operatio chorus, to be selected; oratorio class, Mrs. BeebelLawton. Piano, Mr. Rafael JosenY, Mrs. Jessie Fin ney Baldwin, Miss Adele Marxulles, Mr. Leo pold Winkler, Miss Elinor Cnmstock, Mr. J. 6. Huneker. Preparatory, piano, Miss Mabel Phlpps, Miss Carrie Eonigsberg, Miss Ade laide Okell, Miss Grace 1'ovey, Mrs. M. Beardsley, Mr. Albert Mildenbonr. Organ, Mr. Samuel P. Warren, Mr. Horatio W. Park er. HaiD, Mr. Jolm Cheshire. Violin, Mrs. Camilla Urso, Mr. Leopold Llclitenberg. Mr. Jan Koert, Mr, Juan Bult rago; viola, Mr. Jan Koert: violoncello, Mr. Victor Herbert, Mr. Eniile Knell: contrabass, Mr. Ludwig Manoly; flute, Mr. Olto Oesterle; oboe, Mr. Arthur Trepte; oiarinet, Mr. Richard Kohl; bassoon, Mr. Adolf Sobs ; jrrencn norn, air. can neper; cornet, Air. Carl Sohst: trombone, Mr. Frederiok Letsctn ComDosltion. Dr. Dvorak: harmonv and oounterpolnt, Mr. Bruno Oscar Klein, Mr. P. Q. Dulckeni soltes;trIo, Mr. Johannes Wer scuincor, Mr. Alberto Prencelll, Miss Leilla La Fetra; chamber music, Mr. Leo pold Lichtenberg; orchestra, Mr. Prank Von der Stucken; chorus. Dr. Dvorak; assistant' Mr. Bubiu Goldmark; history of musio, Mr. Henry T. Pinole dic tion, Mr. W. V. Holt; Italian, Mr. Pletro Clanelli; stage department. Mr. Mamert Bi beyran; fencing, Mr. Regis Senac; accom panist, Mr. Ernesto Belli. The TVocs of the Critic. All musio critics making any attempt at maintaining high, true standards are con stantly being charged with captiousness and fault-finding, if not worse. Sometimes, of course, this is deserved; but in the vast majority of cases current criticism really leans the other way, is too good-natured and easy-going at the sacrifice oi justice and highest usefulness. The severity that is complained of exists usually in the Imagination of the reader, who whether he be the performer, a lis tener or one who had not been present at all invariably fastens upon and exaggerates a lew passing words ot blame as outweigh ing whole paragraphs of praise. The in justice to both oritlo and performer that re sults from this curious habit of the reader is set forth with muoh spirit in these lines from the critic of the London World, who signs himself "G. B. ar" I seldom now write a criticism of a player without wondering what impression I am produoing upon my readeia. The terms I use, though ihey appear to me to be, taken with their context, perfectly intelligible, must suggest the most unexpected and un intended ideas, If I may Judge by the -way my correspondents take them. for example, on the occasion of Mr. E. Silas' performance of his own ooncerto at the Crystal Palace, I made, in estimating the work from the performance, a certain allowance for what I called the lack of teohnlcal qnality in Mr. sllas' playing. By which I meant that Mr. Silas' touch was not that of the trained athlete of the pianoforte, able to bring out upon eveiy step or a lapld scale the utmost and finest tone the instru ment is capable of yielding. This power is the foundation of such techniques ng those of Paderewskt and Rubinstein. Tet beoause I expiessed this inevitable shortcoming on Mr. Silas' part in technical terms only, without explaining elaborately what I meant, I ran the risk ot leadlnc the British mother, upon whose flat the liveli hood of tbo pianotorte teacher depends, to set him down as a blunderer who play F natural where he should play F sharp, and does not know how a scale should be fin geied. Let me say then, once for all, that players who are not good enough to be above all suspicion of such musical llliteiacy, neverget themselves brought to my notice by moans or Crvstal Palace con certs; and that ir they olialjer.se my verdict bv giving concerts or their own I sbonld either give no opinion at all or else give one about which there could be no possible mistake. I may also state, for the informa tion of those who complain that my standard of oiitlcism is tocr high, that the) population of the world is over fourteen tiiousand millions; and that to speak of any pianist or violinist in superlative terms in London is to declare him or her one of the half dozen best in the number. Obviously, to be one of the best thousand requires a very high degree of skill, thouxh it does not en title its possessor to more than a lukewarm compliment In this column. Always bear the fourteen thousand millions in mind; and you will understand the truth of the remark of DnuiasjV. that it takes a great deal of merit to make a very small success. The Other Extreme la Criticism. Os tfea thw an4, wktm the erltia wmxu r.j-j. enthusiastic over the beauties of soma masterwork, there are plenty of plain, prac tical folk who crv gush and rubbish, and declare that no sensible man conld be sin cere in describing a mere piece of njusiein such flowery, extravagant language. Tba critic writes all that stuff because he is paid to do it, they say; no one really believe! In it. And s ills worth while, when possible, to hear mnstn'n hpnnties voiced 07 Some man of culture not professionally concerned, in the art. Such are the loilowing pas sages from a private letter written by a well-known clergyman while In. Cincinnati last spirng attending a series of religion meetings: Last evening after the meeting at Musio .Hall, I went Into the smaller of the halls in the building and heard about half of the Chlcatro Orchestra under the baton of Theo doie Thomas. Mrs. Rive-King played won derfully in a new composition for piano and orchestra by Tscbalkowsky. The dialogua between the two musical bodies was remarkable. Then followed a svmphony (new to me) by Raff. Entitled "Im Walde," it was roost emphatically woods-y not wooden, but the reverse AH tho sweet-whisperlngs of the wind among the leaves, all the elfin-dances, all the faint suggestions of far-off-from-men-ness nnd deep4n-tbe-shades-ness andsora nolescent rest at high noon under um brageous canopies, con eel vable, seemed to be in that piece. My conscience squirmed a little at paying a dollar for a concert, but If I have to stay away from many another to make up for it, I shall always be glad to have heard th's one. While the concerto was wonderful its execution was too large a -part of the Impression, but the symphony was the purest musical thing, all in all, I think I ever heard. It was not propramroe musio In anv unworthy sense. It was de scriptive, certainly, but far more suggestive. I was busy contrasting the two audiences and impressions and ends to be served, etc., and felt more and more the noble and sim ple dimity and satisfying power of music; but more and more yet. Its utter Insuffi ciency as a substitute for religion. Poor Straussl "We are no longer Chris tians, but we have the symphonies." Delightful adjuncts they are and pnre enough not to soil the flowers that grow by the naiTow path; but all the orchestras of earth cannot take away sin, as all the harps above do not make tho heaven thoy enliven How much they miss of the proportions and relations even of thlnzs that are good, who no do not begin with God! rrotchttts and Qnavr. Lzcocq is still writing comlo operas. Mr. Miitox HsjntiCKS, son of Mr. John R. Heurlcks, has decided to go to New Tork for a j ear or so of musical stndy. Puccini, another confrere and alleged rival of Mascagnl, will have a new opera produoed by Lago In London this fall. Widob, whose "onran symphonies" are well known, intends adding tho chorus in a new w.irk he is now writing, a ."symphony" fororchestia, chorus and organ. Miss Grace Miixkr has returned to her Allegheny home after a most successful period of study in the famous Stookhausen vocal school at Frankfurt-am-Main. Vxboa, has thrice won hi3 suit forroyalties upon the dramatio subject matter appropri ated from him by the librettists of "Caval leria Rnstloana.'' He will get 29 per cent in tuture. BUBESSTinr has been at Prague lately to anange for the performance next month of his new biblical opera, "3loses," whleh is In five parts and will occupy two evenings. Ha considers this his best work. MiS3 Elizabeth Webster, with her mother, Mrs. G. H. Webster, will go to New Tork this week, intending to sail when the cholera scare permits for a severalyears sojourn abroad, spent in travel and in study of music and other things. I Mr. Erase Saddles is to be the conductor or instructor of an amateur orchestra of about 20 players now organizing at MeKees port. A good-sized class of Harmony pupils will also be ready for Mr. 8addler'a weekly visits to the neighboring town. 4 Among this season's musical newcomers are Miss Alice H. Ormsby, a Chicago con. tralto, lately vocal lnstruotreai at Oroya City College, and Mrs. Radcllffe, soprano, from Monongahela City, a sister of that delightful singer, Mrs. Charles H. Kloman. The Wagner festival at Bayreuth has been notable this year for the maiked increase in the number of French visitors. This season 4,000 French lovers of Wagner music have visited Bayreuth against 7,000 English and American visitors. The next festival has been fixed for 1831. Lew, the famous cornet player, with his military baud, will ba heard at the Pitts burg "Exposition from opening day, next Wednesday, till October L Additional seats have been provided for the throngs that gather to hear the music, always the chief popular attraction of the whole show. Miss Lois Belle Cost, of Cleveland, has been elected to the position or vocal instruc tress atTJrove City, Pa., College. Tho tal ented young soprano, thus looated nearby, will doubtless be hoard here frequently In church and concert room, as her arrange ment with tho college will leave her free for such work. MEitDELsaoHH's "Hymn of Praise," Gade'a "Erl King'a Daughter," Rubinstein's "Para disn Lost," "The Messiah," and other selec tions from Scharwenka's new opera, "Matas wlntba" (conducted by the composer), form the salient features of tho -thirty-fifth an nual festival at Worcester, Mass., September 27-30. The illustrious French composer Camilla Salnt-Saens bas Just published a trio for piano, violin and 'cello. The work is the composer's op. 92 and is in the key of B minor. The finale is said to contain a re markable four voiced fugue. It will prob ably be heard at some of the chamber con certs In wnioh Saiut-Saens is to appear dur ing the World's Fair. Crrr Oroahist Hekbt P. Ecxis,of Alle gheny, has returned from his foreign trip and the 15-pleoe repertoire Is again on tap at the CarneKle Hall free "organ recitals." The two latost programmes show a heroic ab stinence from the worst and commonest class of pieces that disfigured the former series. There are oveu two new organ pieces, which raise the repertoire of actual organ musio to the total of 11. This Is good as far as it goes, but the legitimate reper toire will have to grow faster than that to supply tho weekly programmes without dropping back Into the slough. -A GESOApapor asserts that Verdi nasnot only completed his "Flagstaff" (whleh Ki cordi, of Milan, is printing), but is already at work on another opera, Verdi, says the writer, la especially free from modern nerv ousness and from the indolence that char acterized Rossini in bis later years. His nature craves work almost as imperatively as It did half a oentury ago. "I had intended 'Flagstaff' to be my last work," he reoently remarked to a friend, "but slnoe I continue tollve and enjoy good health, why should I stop:" He refused, however, toldivuljre the title and subject of his next opera until he had made some progress with the score. The Sunday concerts at 8ohenley Park go merrily on, the "Law and Order" triumvi rate to the contrary notwithstanding. Now that everyone has bad a chance to see what keen, pure pleasure is in this way afforded to the thousands most in need of it, and bow the concerts can be given without objeotion able results or at all interfering with the Sabbath quiet that others prefer, it will be difficult to raise any publlo sentiment Against their continuance. This bas long since been found out In the other large cities, including the big, quiet Quaker town that shares with us the privilege of apy lying the Pennsylvania blue laws to modern condi tions of city life. - aw.s. Of Interest to Music 'student. Mnslo students and others interested in musical culture will find information of value in the new annual circular ot Pitts burg's lending school of music, the Duquesne Conservatory, to be obtained at all musio stores, or at the Conservatory, Duquesne College building, corner Diamond and Ross streets, opposite Court House. First term begins September 5. nae Von the Ready CasbT If not, call at J. Dwyer"s Credit Pariora and select lor yourself anything you may noed In linn imported and domestic dress goods, silks, jackets on the credit plan, yes, cash or credit, and we guarantee to sell you goods as cheap as you can bnv elsewhere for oash. Room 4, McCance block, 701 Smith field, corner Seventh avenue, on first flight; open every evening. The Leslie Shots. The prices charged for the Leslie shoes are never exorbitant while tho shoes are first class in every respect tbey are sold for a reasonable price. These shoes are sold by Leslie A Co., tho manufacturers, in their own "Leslie" shoe stores, and they warrant every pair. Pitts burg store at No. 91 Filth avenue. Pittsburg snd Ljke Erie B, K. September 6, Niagara Falls and return. .17 00 September 6, Toi onto and return 8 00 September 3, S and 6, Chautauqua and re turn , ,. S 00 The above tickets all good IS days for re turn, aim ioronio H(sunB wut oe open xosa sjitasiBv a m. '9' mn HpwaDsr wo u i uiamiM Aemtujr, " ,nejajaai -m EAST TO COUNTERFEIT,: A Published Picture of tbe Colum bian Half-Dollar Ii Illegal. IHNOCEHT VIOLATION OF THE LAW. It Js ft Crima Nowadays to Engrave ft JIoDosnm on a Wme Tiece. BAKING HOIfEI OUT OF PASmOAXD rOXBIgPOXDXXCX OT TOT CISPAICa.1 "WABHTiroTOif, Bept. a The attention of Chief Drummond, of the Secret Service of the Treasury Department, was directed a few days ago to the published pictures in the Chicago newspapers of the design for the Columbian hall-dollars. He bas taken under advisement the question whether the publication of these pictures is a violation of tbe law against counterfeiting. In the case of any of tbe ordinary coins of tha United States there would be no doubt; but Mr. Drummond wanted to give the law re lating; to the Columbian coin a special ei. amination. "At tbe time the new design for subsidi ary cotns was adopted by the Mint, news papers were warned not to print pictures of them. Many of them did print these pic tures and the Chief of tbe Secret Service simply gave warning to them not to repeat the offense. There was no attempt to prose cute them. Hut some day a test ease will have to be made as an example to other publishers. The law Is broad enough to cover anything almost At tha time it was passed Senator Edmunds said that the spirit of the law covered anything that wonld suggest a coin or a piece of currency to the mind. The Government Takes No Bisfcs. "People have no idea how easy it is to deceive by counterfeit representations of coins and currency," said Chief Drummond. "We had the case of a New York news paper which issued some 'bonds' as an ad vertisement of its circulation a few years ago. They were marked $1,000. An emi grant In Glasgow gave all tbe money ha had and all he could borrow of a friend $1,000 in all for one ot there bonds to sew in bis belt to bring over. VTe stopped these bonds under tbe old law. One of the ob jects of the new law was to prevent tho making of cuts and dies for tbe printing or stamping of imitation money toy money. "We have on hand now more than 80 sets of dies used in making this money. "The idea that the law exemplifies Is Just this: No one has a right to do anything for his own gratification which is going to cost yon or I a dollar. Now you or I or any one might be deceived by one of these tokens, and accept it for genuine money. So the law says tbat it shall not be made. It does not s'em likely that anyone would he deceived by tbe representation of a half, dollar in a newspaper cut. Hut to make that iut, the newspapers mnst stereotypa an engraving and make In metal a repro duction of the coin. That would come un der tbe prohibition against the making of ft die, hub or mold. And beyond that, tha publication of the pieture is distinctly for bidden." How Newsboys Tnrnrd a Penny. Mr. Drummond hunted out a scrap-boo): which be bas filled with devices which coma under the ban of the law. Among them were "education coins," so marked, but made in very good imitation of the money of the United States. Then there was a "dollar knife" which was to all appearance a silver dollar, out of the side of which came a knlte-blade. Tbere were devices in all materials representing the smallsr coins, and thsre was one correspondence card which hsd an American cent or "penny" stamped on it in relief; and under this tha words, "For your thoughts." "We had complaints from that card," said Mr. Drummond, "that boys were cut ting out the imitation of the coin, putting two of them together with a little, t vU.r tween and spending them in the shop's for 1-cent pieces. We suppressed them. Hero is a representation ot a cancelled postage stamp. No harm in that, you say. But to make tbat print thi publisher had to en grave the stamp and then the cancelling de sign and print them separately on tbe card in tbe two colors; so the stamp was printed on the card in exact imitation of tbe United States stamp without any cancellation mark on It. Here are other contraband stamps used in the designs of scrap-book pictures. And here is a catalogue of old and valuable coins. Under the new law the cuts of these coins cannot be printed in a catalogue." Extreme Cases Covered by the Law. In a room just behind his office Mr. Drummond has a pUe of boxes and ba;i reaching nearly to the ceiling, aU filled with innocent advertising devices which are violations of the law against counter feiting. One of these is a package of "Guarantees" issued by a well-known Bos ton bicycle house. Only 20 of these got out before the whole issue was confiscated by the Treasury Department, and the 20 were called in. The guarantee was intended to be an insurance of tbe life of a new style bicycle. On the back was a beautiful de sign, in excellent general imitation of the back of a $20 bill. In the corners were en graved the figures "$150." The plates, which cost more than $3,000, were de stroyed. Another violation was by a cash register company in Syracuse, and the informants against the company were the officers of a rival concern. This device was an Imita tion of three quarter dollars bunched to gether. The imitation of thecoin in the cen ter was so good that it could have been sawed out of the design and used as a 25 cent piece without much danger of im mediate detection. The device was In tended for use on the handle of tbe cash box of this company. It was designed be fore the present law went into eflect, and tbe company had the opinion oi a good at torney that the design was not in violation of existing law. The cash register com pany could not hare used even genuine quarters for this purpose. Monograms Engrved on Dime Pisces. "Here is the point of that case," said Mr. Drummond. 'TTou have no right to cut out of a dollar some 40 or SO cents' worth of silver and fill the hollow with cardboard and glass, leaving the coin to all appear ances a silver dollar so little changed that a servant might steal it oil your mantel and pass it at a store for a dollar. In other words, you have no right to gratify your taste for curiosities when that gratification may cost me a dollar. Now here Is a silver dime with a monogram engraved on one side. 1 could take that into a store, put it down on the counter with the coin side up and pass it ior 10 cents without any difficulty. But it is not worth much more, perhaps, than 4 cents. We went into tha place where they were doing this work and saw them shave the face on a coin before engraving it 'What do you do with thia silver?' we asked. 'We use It in silver plating and in making silver goods,' said the jeweler. Now do you see where the wrong in that case comes in? "Before we stopped the making of these token coins," continued Mr. Drummond, "we had complaints from the New Tork street car companies and the Boston street car companies that some of their cars pleked upas much as ?2 worth of this spurioua coin In a day." G O. B. Too Much lee Cream. & H. Bohrer, asent or tbo Missouri Paolfla Hallway, Sew Haven, Mo., says: -I auffered a great deal one hot evenlnglast week, (July SI). I had eaten Ice cream for supper, and. there seemed to be an Internal conflict go ing on. A traveling man said be had some thing in his grip at thehotel that ho believed, would relievo me. and proauolng a small bottle of medicine pave me a dose. I felt better, and in a few moments took another dose which entirely relieved me. I believe that such a medicine is worthy of recom- nonilallnn anrt th.lt it Should be kSDC ID tha house during the summer. The bottle wai labeled Chamberlain' Colio, OMImjwd siarrBM oeatoyt ' " . i i ,5fl : s - 2fi ' " X " f jh- Jb&.