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IRISH FISHER FOLK.
Ealing Two-Eyed Beefsteaks For
Breakfast at a Country Inn.
THE KOBIX'S SWEET SOXG OF LOVE.
Impress of Spanish Domination in the Citj
of the Tribes.
TEE SALMON-LEAPS OF THE COEEIB
rcoBRrsroxDESCi or the dispatch.
A I, WAY, Ire
land, January 7.
"An wnll ye be
havm a two-eyed
beefsteak for yer
breakfast, the morn
in'?" sang Elie
Madigan at the
wide open door of
ay cavernous room
in the quaint old
Madigan inn of
Galway. I had
been lying in my
sixteenth century Irish bed in a half doze
and dream, hearing a robin at the casemat
ed -window flood the winter morning with
melodious promise of fair weather. But
never sang robin sweeter than came the
Irish notes of melodious good will from
Elie Mariigan's rosy lips.
I sat bolt upright and stared at the happy
couple, for John 3Iadigan, tall and clean
chaven, fine as a priest and grave as the sly
blade he is, stood behind his fair Elie, his
two big hands tenderly laid upon her ample
shoulders, his lips innocently pursed, but
with a thousand twinkles in his solemn, up
raised eyes; Elie, the while, all attention to
the possible wants of her truest, making
sidcwis-e and backward eloquent passes at
her silent husband "for the thricks that wor
"Begem yer pardon, sor," continued
Elie radiantly, "but ye see ould Nell Mor
ris, an' a crewo' tnini', airsthandin' ferninst
the dure, bateiu' each other with their skibs
for first spache. knockin' the sky out wid
their niurtherin' ways, an' sind, sor, top o'
the mornin', an God bliss an' save ye the
day an' night, an' will ye kindly have, for
the gift o thim, a pair o the h'eartsomest
two-eyed beefsteaks that iver come for
siventv-an'-siven year by hand o' Claddagh
How pretty she looked, and how proud
John was as she delivered this great speech!
But I was half in and half out of bed, con
fronted by a woman and a quandary. What,
in the name ot Irish tradition, were "two
eyed beefsteaks?" In temporization lay my
only escape; for I could hear the importu
nate voices of the honest fishwives below,
rising shrill and shriller up the winding j
stairwav; knew that their gaunt forms
would follow at the first impulse; aud so I
asked Mrs. Madigan to kindly convey my
best love to ancient and odorous Xell Morris
and her friends; bestow a thousand thanks
for their surpri-ing gift; and hint to them
how glad I would be would they wash down
those thanks with a bottle or two of what
ever might turn on tbeir tap ol joy for
drinking is regarded by the Iowlv of Ireland
as ''thatblisseddivarsion that kills grief and
rises cheer" to be set down against my
sienoer reckoning. .ne shoot with laugh-
ter on her wav down, and the old inn fairlv '
trembled from hPr enmhrons .WPnt Hn !
her arrival at the bar there instantlv arose a
v . .... v.. i
ner arrival at me oar tnere instantly arose a , Used canal with massive walls and coping, lead
furious battle of hilarious tongues; and in inrfrom the bav to the still waters of the river
thetemporarvliushandprivacvthisimposed ' abote. passes like a line of silver to theright.
in my apartment,I whisneringl vappealed to , From this t0 the nof'h b"k- beyond which one
John Madigan between manVnofinan a. it ?? IX ?
were, while as free from the embarrassing j Conemara wilds, reach bridges of stone, broad,
presence of "the sex" as Mr. Weg longed ' arched and hnce. From these one mav feast
to be when the haid words stood giant-lile bis ctes on such prodigious schools or salmon
in his mental path. He-was still standing J "iff'ij,"0,. ,ln, "L 8liht
.t-i- i. j i r. i.- j oinian. The Cornb is black with them. An-
where Elie had left him in my open door, a parentlv sullen and hall lifeless in these winter
rosy picture of tolcrative, superlative com- I dav. with noses pointed up-stream, they seem
placence. Hewould not lace me, and I j to float there motionless and still, and in gentle
ieared the worst. He gazed fixedlvat the , sw.-ul or "pockets" of the river bed hundreds
ecilin-ed!re raising and f-illin" with pntl ' massed together can be counted. Here fora
ceuin euge, raising ana "m, with -entle , suort dis:an(.e- and above, is the most import
modesty upon his toes aud soles, his hands ant salmon fishery and the grandest "salmon
deprecattngly together, opening and closing leaps" to be found in Ii eland. Bnt at no sea
in easv svmiiathv irom fin-rer-tins to wrists son of the year may they be taken, save hv thp.
and his capacious jowls gradually distend
ing from ears fb pursed lies. Finally he
doubled and exploded in one of those wild
Irish whoops which is hardly a shriek, not
quite a yell, something less" than a laugh,
but immeasurably more than all four to
gether; and it was in this condition that
Elie, out of breath but agile as a whirlu ind,
found him and clapped her two true,
tremendous hands upon his exposed back
with far-resounding whacks. Like a flash
they stood facing each other, severe,
haughty, awful, in their affectionate and
A BAKE JOKE.
"God bless us an save us! phat's the mat
ter wid you?" exclaimed Elie, -looking
sternly into John Madigan's gray eyes.
"God bless an save us! the same to yon,
Misihress Madigan!" retorted the husband,
looking searchmgly into Elie's blue and
"Och, blissed etarnityl I tuk ye for gone
in the fits."
"By the elevens! an so I wor. mo grin
chree (my heart's sunshine). 'Twor thim
beefsteaks. The gintleman guv me the
whisper av 'eml"
Then the roar they both set up, treble and
base in all scales, tones and runs, silenced
the roaring of river Corrib through Galway
town; and Elie, gasping, gargling, shaking,
aud half singing it all in indescribably
melodious tones the two in half embrace
swaying back and forth like innocent,
happy children revealed the mystery.
"Thimts lor aitin fsurcle and screech.
They're herrin's (smothered whoop). Gal-1
way rashers (giggle and sqirni). Fatter
nor bishops; wid butther-erase like Limerick
sausage; and swate beyant all aitin' as
heather bloom (casps ot merriment). Au'
ye didn't know thim? Well, now, railly!
Oh (uncontrollable laughter from both), all'
what aisy gouis thim Americans do be!"
Then with laughter-shaken courtesies and
finger-tossed kisses, the happy, loving pair
laughed themselves below; Irom whence di
rectly floated ripples of merriment, sweet as
the melodies of Irish brooks; and orders of
grilling Galway "two-eyed beefsteaks,"
delicate as that of heather bells indeed.
And hile I still lay there in the kind,
quaint place, contemplation of the surpass
ing fidelity and content in our good world's
simple and lowly places, while the robin
sang his tair-weatber promise in the case
mated window, was imperceptibly wrought
into these humble lines:
LOVE, THE SWEET ARTIFICER.
What is that sweet artificer
That even in old Ireland's savace West
Builds into rugged walls such tender nest:
That clothes e'en winter's trees with fancy's
That brings the throb of summer to the
Ah, it is Love, but Love.
What is that subtle alchemist
That In the humblest or most savage breast
Brings but munificence ot joy and rest;
That deftly changes all alloy to gold,
And gives immortal youth to young or old?
Ah, it is Love, but Love.
What is that living miracle
Thnt irrattB a Tlirlllfnl inv from .t-Wv nit...
That builds from direst loss supremest gam;
ium iu li uiumj-uAufc wtc4 maiu- aim nate
To earthly heaven, and Heaven's shining
Ab, it is Lore, but Love.
There is not a tnpre thoroughly and char
acteristically Irish town in Ireland than an
cient Galwav. Because of this, you will
find extraordinary interest, and that most
entrancing of all experiences to the traveler,
the sense of personal discovery, in the
Strang; and unexpected here, which are not
Irish at alL This particularly comprehends
that subtle yet almost intangible feeling
that you are not in Ireland; but have in
your" wanderings been suddenly whisked
away to one of those delicious hive of hu
mans, an olden tfty of Spain. You cannot
-well describe how and where it is. Like
that strange presence pulsing through the
Indian summer davs, you feel and know its
existence. In architecture it finds a sur
prising number of witnesses. It flashes to
your consciousness in color, form, carriage
and grouping among the lowly, and in car
riage, face contour, and above all iji a cer
tain pathetic loftiness of expression from
the eves, and the large, mobile, almost pas
siona'te, mouth, of those of gentler birth.
So strong is this all upon you, even in its
vagarious, fleeting influence, that your fancy
instantly transforms that old half-Moorish
Franciscan church tower into a mosqued cov
ering for chimes of diminutive cracked bells,
which you expect to hear in fretful din every
hour of the 24, j ust as at Havana, Barcelona, or
In that graceful balcony, or behind this quaint
old lattice work, you feel there must bo sway
ing cortinas of laco or reeds, whpre hide the
Fcnonuis of the Spanish homes you know; and
now and then glimpses of the dark, lustrous
eves, the bine-black hair of grape-film shade,
the dazzling teeth and the matchlc-s symmetry
of such an one are truly caught for your poetic
feasting. In these huge archways are mendi
cants tvpes of Spanish lazaroni. In tre
mendous iron and iron-bolted wooden doors,
with other half or quarter doors sctviihtn
them, is the same old sizn of Sn&nish acgres-sive-defensiveness.
In the queer little sliding
wickets 3 on find the same hint of secrecy, mys
tery, cautionkand fear. In wide, huge porch
and enirada Itirk suggestions of luxurious spa
ciousness behind. While in walled court, .with
hideous outer facades and beautiful inner
decoration, you have an almost exact cony of
the entrancing patios or inclosed habitation
garden courts of fair Cuba or Southern Spain.
But in the-c are found the leat in this inter
esting heritage of heredity. Among the 300 or
400 iish-vi lvcs of Galway are 100 women of
lraine, face, complexion and unconscious race
manner, who aie precise types of those yon
will find in the same vocation in all the seaport
cities of Spain. There are not a half dozen
distinctly typical Irish faces among the saucy
lot. Itisonh when ou hear their wild, shrill
voices; catch their luscious brogue, or become
a hapless victim of their merciless billingsgate,
that this wonderful semblance is dispelled.
Then the awakening is so startling that one
wonders if he has been dreamlns, or In what
grotesque guise these folk will next be mask
ing, tt'hercver.one turns in the quaint city,
the race likeness is met. Out of that spacious
mansion comes a difrmfied old man. He is an
Irishman, but he has the manner and verv look
of a Spanish grandee. Here at the window you
modestly Deer into tne face of lady, young or
old. The broad forehead, deep-set, luminous
eyes, the wide-arching eebrows truly a gift in
Irish beauty, but never so marked as here the
oval face, the large, half-open lips and the
square-rouud chin, will greet you. These be
long to Irish women. But Spanish taco and
form surely enfold the Irish heart and soul. On
this huge arched bridge gatherloitcringpeasant
women from far Conemara wilds, looking
longingly at the myriads of salmon in theCor
rib neneath. See the red. black aud yellow in
their coaise raiment between bare heads and
bare knees. Tou cannot find such striking
colors north of the Tyrol.
AN ORIENTAL SCENE.
Under this arch; by the edge of this park,
which jou think of as a plaza: in wide, huge
doorways; at crumbling church porches; where
lanes and alleys tangle and lose themselves in
mazes of picturesque angles; see the flashing of
these barbaric oriental colors. See the lithe,
supple forms; the shapely feet and legs; the
free, wide, generous gesture; the head-carried
burden; the cloaking of exquisite natural grace
under the old black braidcens; the universal
draping of raiment or ornament from the won
derful coal-black hair; the unconsciously dar
incr. straightforward, half-wonderine. half-na-
xhctic, look out of those great black, or dark
blue, eyes, which so entrances in women of the
tropics; the long, drooping eye-lashes, far more
marked than with Irish beauties, so distin
guished in this respect: as well as innumerable
other touches and traces of similitude-r.ll a
heritage of the warm and passionate South;
and the student of ethnology Las before him
most extraordinary proof of the marvelous im
press left br Snanish domination nf fnllr
LCOO years ago upon this isolate Irish "City of
Down through the very center of old Galway
rushes the river Cornb to the sea from the
weird c.vtle-lined, mountain-hemmed lake Cor
ribaliove. On either side are ancient mills,
iioj crumbling and deserted, full of archesand
dai a rwesses like dank clo.sters in old abbev
I rnins. m here the water that once moved the
s.lcnrcs as if moamntfy calling the dead activi-
I ties to reawakened life. A great and now mi
rich, and then only on payment of 1 a rod per
daj: though the numberless canny poachers
who laze about then eirs, ana who arc ready
to turn -'coachinc" ancler fora tvro. reveaiinr
piscatorial dodges never before, of course, re
vealeu to mortal man, have pretty ways of
"fouling" the luscinns fish with marvelous
dexterity and matchless innocence, almost
under the very noses of the vigilant keepers
A CHAEACTCn STUDT.
Around the weirs and deserted quays one
will chance upon many strange character
studies indeed; but, after the fishwives of Gal
way, the most interesting body of folk in all
Ireland are those of little Claddagh by the
shore. This village of thatched huts is a part
of Galway itself, but completely distinct from
It. Its edge is not a stone's throw from the an
cicnt fish market qnay; and from the lower
bridge across the Corrib von can almost step
within the very cabins. Here are perhaps 3,000
souls, fishermen and tbeir families. Of these
500arefishermen,andal together they ownnearly
300 boats. These arc single-masted, of fromsix
to eight tons burthen, and they are not unlike
the famous "Quoddy" boats used by the herrine
fishers of our far northeast coast. For over 15
centuries, just as to-day. Claddagh fishermen
have wielded undisnnted sway over the coves
of Galway bay and the Conemara coat- They
are a picture-quo lot in their blue attire, pa"
ticnt and silent save under wrong to th.'ir es
tablished rights.Tfhen they are deirons indeed.
Many a strange old custi m is cluns to lovally.
Even to this day the sprine fleet never departs
without its pnestly blessing. This is a very
solemn matter ith them. As of old. their
"kinc" is annually elected, precisely as with
my friends, the gipsies; and he is as inviolably
obeyed. Claddach folk are truly more satu
rated with omens, portents, signs and all man
ner of superstitions, than any other watorsido
characters 1 ever knew; but they also believe
in the veritable presence of a Goa anions them.
This so intense a feeling that one never ad
dresses another without the name of God Is
used, and that never irreverently. Thev are
all experts with the sling aud stone, excelling
the accuracy of the Indian with the bow and
arrow. 1 hey intermarry like gipsies, and like
gipsies still, drive from among them one who
haplessly weds outside the clan. The repeti
tion of Christian names thus becomes so
common that distinction is made bv calling
one Jack. Jack the herring, another Jack the
eel, another Jack the cod. and still another
Jack the hake. One of their most curious
and pathetic customs is of "waking" the home
remaining apparel of one lost at sea. It is a
weird, mournful and indescribably affecting
scene. Contemplating these strange people as
a passing stud, one mav imagine them alto
gether happy in their ienorance and simplicity.
Bnt there is another side to the picture. Lives
grow into their life with unutterable longing
for something different, better, higher. The
slavish misery and fear of ostracism and dis
grace hold such until the heart wears ont and
breaks. Then the Claddab folks say: "God
save us! He wor an ailin' lad at best. Och,
an willelu! betier 'tis he's taken f "God
knows," said a burly lad to me as we came to
the Claddagh pier Irom a cruise to the foot of
the thunderous cregs by the sea, "God knows
the heart av me aches for phat's bevant!" This
with a wild, hurt sweep of the hand toward the
rock-peaked ridges behind old Galwav. "But
thank ye sor! I'm I'm a Claddagh lad; an'
an' we're here, sor. God sind ye luck P ,
Edgar L. Wakemait.
Slllcbes In tbe Rack Cured.
Peter C. "Vandewater, Commissioner of High
ways, Woodsbnrg, Long Island. N. Y writes:
"During the last three yeais I have been
troubled with stitches in the back. They came
on without the slightest warning and laid me
up for two or three weeksatatime,and nothing
did me any good. Over a year ago I had a more
severe attack. I could hardly move. Mywife
then applied an Allcock's Porous Plaster, on
the small of the back where the kink appeared
to be. I never bad used one before. In a short
time all pain had vanished, and the next morn
ing I cot up and attended to my business. I put
a iresh plaster on every week for a month and
I feel that 1 have been entirely cured, as I have
not bad an attack in the last 18 months." Su
Shiets, onr own make, Jackson's SI
shirt. 2,100 linen bosom, finest fitting shirts
that can be made. one without the name
of Jackson's. 954 and 956 Liberty sL
There's not a spectr, there's not a stain
That on tbe teeth we chance to see,
Bnt shadows forth decay and pain.
If not removed right speedily.
By Sozodont, whose wondrous power
Works miracles in one short hour. WFSu
THE WICKED GERMM
Is Now the Ultra-Fashionable and
Very Exclusive Cotillon.
THE FEATURES OP THE DANCE.
The Grave Besponsibilitj Besting Upon
FAT0ES AS TROPHIES OP CONQUESTS
rWIUTTEN TOR THE D IS PATCH. 1
"WHAT is the ger-
raan? How is it
danced? "Where did it
come from? Is it likely
to be a permanent feat
ure of social enter
tainment?" 0; wr These questions nat
urally arise to the vast majority of news
paper readers who know no more about the
doings of high society than they can gather
from occasional paragraphs or reports.
There are certain kinds of dances that are
universally known, bnt the gcrman is one
that has been.as a rule confined to a more'
exclusive set than any other form of enter
tainment. There was a time when it was
looked upon as the most wicked ot all de
vices for amusement, and perhaps in some
places it is still held in this estimation.
That, perhaps, is because' of the lack of
knowledge as to its real nature.
Everybody understands that, to be a
leader of the german, is to be distinguished
in society above other men, but just what
this leader does or how arduous his duties
are is a matter understood only by the few.
It would seem that the german might be the
very pleasantest form of social amusement,
and though it assumes quite different as
pects nnder different leaders in general it is
bound to remain at the head of all dance
The writer has discussed the matter with
several successful leaders of the german,
and such information as is here given comes
from them. No one, apparently, knows
where the name originated or sees any
reason for it. The dance was first known as
the cotillon and that is its only proper
name, and it is said that people are return
ing to the use of that term instead of the one
now generally accepted.
"To begin with," said one of these lead
ers; "the german is largely made up of
waltzing, all the music being written in
waltz time. It is. however, vastly unlike
the waltz or any other dance in that it may
take from three to five hours to complete it.
"When people go to dance the german they
do not look for any other dance upon the
programme. It has been kept a rather ex
clusive feature of entertainment mainly, I
think, for the reason that it is not adapted
to a miscellaneous or a numerous gathering.
It should be danced by only personal friends
and, in my opinion, not more than eight or
ten couples should be engaged in it. Its
charm lies in thecontinual novelty that it
presents, for I think it may safely be said
that no two germans have ever been danced
in exactly the same way. ;Xhat altogether
depends upon tbe ingenuity and success ot
the leader. In some of the most exclusive
circles in this city, where the word 'cotil
lon is used, it has become more precise
than it formerly was, and the various fig
ures at lenst have settled down into a kind
of set routinesothateventually there has de
veloped a special dunce taking three or four
hours which will be the came this year and
the year after. But those who extract the
most genuine fun from it are those who re
tain most of the old methods by which the
amusement is very largely dependent upon
novelties introduced each evening.
THE LEADER'S RESPONSIBILITY.
"In general, it may be said that this
dance is a succession of brief waltzes inter
spersed with figure movement of every kind.
The leader must know exactly what he is
going to do from one end of the evening to
the other, but no ono in the company need
know what is coming unless it be possibly
the first four, so called, that is the two
couples who are selected to carry out 'the
leader's instructions before the others take
their turns, for except in the general waltzes
it is seldom that all parties engaged in the
dance are moving at the same time. Yon
must not Imagine that those who dance the
German are engaged for three or four hoars
successively any more than those who go to
a miscellaneous ball where there is a card of
un rrs si
PITTSBURG - DISPATCH,
18 or 20 numbers. There are periods of rest
for all save, possibly, the musicians.
"It is impossible to lay down any law
which will apply to all parties where the
German is danced, but the way it is done in
my set I can explain, and I think it is
about the best way to extract the most
genuine fun and xecreation out of the enter
tainment "We will suppose that there are
20 of us, 10 gentlemen and,10 ladies, with
one added who is the leader. He may have
a partner, but as a rule he keeps in the
background and devotes his whole energy
to helping along the entertainment of the
others. With ns the selection of partners is
generally by lot Twenty noyelities are
prepared, in each of which is a
button. Ten of these novelties are
for the gentlemen and ten for the ladies. When
they have been taken haphazard the novelties
are opened, aud each gentleman finds his
partner according to the button which he se
cures. Ho has to walk about the room until
he finds the lady that exactly corresponds to
his own. Of course there may be a great va
riety of devices of this kind. Another very
good one is to put in tbe novelties divided
mottoes, as" for instance: 'Love me little, love
me long. A gentleman will find a ribbon or
an engraved card or any other device of this
kind on which is inscribed: 'Love me little.'
His partner will be the lady who has a similar
ribbon or card inscribed vwth: 'Love me long.'
'After the first partners have been secured,
however, it does not mean that these two shall
dance together throughout tbe whole evening,
because the figures are such that the partners
are constantly changing. The leader has
usually a little musical whistle which he blows
as a signal fpr tbe movements and, as a rule,
four people take part in the movements at a
time, although there are some which I will ex
plain that call for more than that number. We
will suppose that the entertainment has begun
by a general waltz in which all tbe parties
present take part with their first partners.
Then at the sound of the whistle tbey tike
their seats around the room. Then the first
figure maybe what is called "The Candle," a
very amusing device, which is performed after
this fashion: The leader places a chair in the
middle of tbe room and calling a young lady
from the first four gives ber a lighted candle.
She stands upon the chair and. the two gentle
men of the first four come forward. She holds
the candle at any height she may choose and
the gentlemen jump up in turn and try to blow
it out The one who succeeds in blowing itout
becomes her partner for the next waltz. In
this figure, of course, the lady has every op
portunity to favor the gentleman she likes. A
very tall man may be presented to her, for
instance, and if she does not choose him, she
may hold the candle so high that even he may
not be able to reach it to blow out the blaze.
On tbe other hand, if he is a short man
whom she favors, she may hold it down so low
that he may be able to do so. All discrimina
tions of this kind are accepted in the utmost
good nature, and from this alone you may see
ow advisable it is to limit the participants to
thoso who are personally friendly. When this
figure has been performed by tne first four, a
whistle is sounded and the next four try it, and
so on until everv lady has stood upon the chair,
and every gentleman has taken his turn at
jumping. After that the whistle is sounded
aiain. and those who have fonnd their nartners
in this curious fashion waltz for a few mo
ments. The waltzes are always brief, iust
enough to give an exhilarating flavor to the en
tertainment 'From this sincle illustration you can see
bow an ingenious leader may plan any number
of curious features for the evening. Another
that is almost always interesting is called 'The
Shade." In this a white curtain is stretched
acres a part ot the room, the lights turned
down, and a lamp or a candle placed upon a
table a little way back of the curtain. Certain
of the ladies, who are selected by the leader,
seat themselves back of the curtain so that
their profiles are cast in shade upon it, and the
gentlemen approach npon the other side and
pick out their partners according to tbe shade.
"An amusip . feature of most of the figures
is an arrangement by which at least ono man in
every set gets left. A good illustration of this
scheme is the screen figure. This is similar to
the shade, except that, instead of stretching a
curtain across the room, a screen of fine tissue
paper is used. Four ladies stand in a row way
at one end of the room at considerable distance
from tbe screen. Five gentlemen get upon
their knees behind it. The ladies cannot see
the gentlemen nor the gentlemen the ladies.
At the sound of the whistle the ladies run for
ward rapidly, burst through the screen, and
fall in the armsof the Kneeling gentlemen. As
there aro only four, and as there is no possible
chance of selecting a partner, one of the gen
tlemen mnst naturally get left If a lady by
chance falls into the arms of two gentlemen at
a time, the choice, of course, is designated by
"Still anntherWgure with this same purpose
may be called 'The Mirror.' In this tbe ladies
sit in a row aud each one holds before her tace
a hand-glass. Tho gentlemen file past the
entire row at their backs and as they pass each
lady cn see tbe gentlemen, one at a time, by
bis reflection, in tbe mirror. If thelad$sees
the face of a gentleman whom she does not
care to have for a partner she brushes ner
handkerchief across the face of the mirror.
This of course obscures the reflection of bis
face. I think the slang phrase, 'giving the
brush,' or "getting the brush,' originated from
this figure. When a lady sees the reflection of
tbe face of a gentleman whom she wishes for a
partner, she holds tho mirror still. This figure
is generally employed m such a way that one
man in the party is left out"
"What does tho unfortunate man who gets
left out in such a case do?"
"Ho simply has to sit down until the next
figure comes, when he gets another chance."
"What about favors In the germanT"
t "Favors are any kind of an article which a
lady presents to ber partner or a gentleman to
a lady in some of tbe figures to indicate that he
hascnosen her for the next .waltz, and they be
come thereby trophies of the occasion. Tbe
favors are always placed upon a table in some
part of tbe room and are not broucht to tho
dance by the individual people. At the signal
for giving the favors. If It is the gentlemen who
have to bestow them, they go to the table and
each one selects whatever it may be. a rose, a
toy, a little ornament, or, in the case of very
wealthy people, a jewel. The lady to whom hu
gives this favor, becomes his partner for the
next waltz. Tbe samo rule applies when the
ladies bestow the favors. As only a portion of
the gentlemen in the company select favors at
the same time, it thns becomes possible that a
particularly handsome, or nonular youne lady
may be chosen by somebody as a partner in
each of the different sets of that figure, and
the same will follow in the case of gentlemen.
Tbe result Is that after the german . is con
cluded, it seldom that any two persons have re
ceived the same number of favors.
"Among wealthy people these favors are gen
erally articlesof considerable value, batamong
more modest companies thev are simply pretty
souvenirs ot the occasion. In this set of mine,
wbcro wo have no end of fun and recreation,
the expeuso attending the make-up of favors is
borne by tbe ladies and gentlemen. It was the'
ladleV w ish that it should be so. They organ
ized the clnb and insisted that whenever we
met for the german they should contribute
tbeir share toward tbe expense. I do not see
why that is not a very proper plan."
"How Is the leader selected for such events?"
"This duty is generally imposed upon tho
one man in tho company who la regarded as the
most inventive, althouch it is coming to be now
so that almost anybody who has danced tbe
Srman several times can lead it successfully,
e is not generally debarred from the pleasure
of dancing during the evening, for he has the
privilege of selecting at any time any of the
j.r,j -J i
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SUNDAY, JANTTART .
ladles present to dancea figure with him. The
invention of new figures is no easy matter, too.
Beyond the planning of movements, there has
to be something done to secure articles such as
the curtains and screens and candles which
may be used in tbem. AU this work the leader
has to do unassisted, and any defect in the
arrangements is necessarily chargsuble to
THE SUilMIT OP MOST BLANC.
Prof. Tyndall Gives a Tbrllllns Description
of a Fislit Aaalnst the Cold.
The Youth's Companion.:
On Prof Tyndall's second ascent of Mont
Blanc he was cadght in a snow-storm at the
summit. He has given a graphic descrip
tion of the difficulty and danger which at
tended his attempts at performing some
scientific experiments in such circumstan
ces. It offered a curious illustration of the
fact that there are times when nothing is so
welcome as suffering. The frost-bitten man's
case became more hopefnl as soon as he felt
"The clouds whirled wildly round us, and
the fine snow, which was caught by the wind
and spit bitterly at us, cut off a visible
communication between ns and the lower
world. As we approached the summit the
air thickened more and more, and the cold
"We reached the top in good condition,
nevertheless, and leaving Balmat,the guide,
to make a hole for the thermometer, I col
lected a number of batons, drove them into
the snow, and, drawing my plaid round
them, formed a kind of extempore tent to
shelter my boiling-water apparatus. The
covering was tightly held, but the snow was
fine and dry as dust, and penetrated every
where; my lamp could not be seenred
from it, and.balf a box of matches was con
sumed in the effort to ignite it At length
it did flame up, and carried on a splutering
"Meanwhile the absence of muscular
action caused the cold to affect our men se
verely. I myself was too intent upon my
work to feel it much, but I was numbed;
one of my fingers had lost sensation, and
my right heel was in pain; still I had no
thought of relinquishing my observation
until Mr. Wills came to say that we mnst
return speedily, for Balmat's hands were
frozen. I did not comprehend tbe full sig
nificance of the iord; but the porters pre
sented such an aspect ot suffering that I
feared to detain them any longer.
"I struck my tent,deposited the thermom
eter, and as I watched the covering of it up,
some ot the party commenced the descent.
I followed them speedily. Midway down
the first slope I saw Balmat, who was about
a hundred yards in advance of me, sudden
ly pause and thrust his hands into the
snow, and commenced rubbing them vigor
ously. "The suddenness of the act surprised me,
but I had no idea at the time of its real sig
nificance. I soon came up to him; he
seemed frightened, and continued to beat
and rub his hands, plunging them at quick
intervals into the snow. Still I thought
the thing would speedily pass away, lor
I had too much faith in the man's experi
ence to suppose that he would permit him
self to be seriously injured. But it did
not pass as I hoped it would, and the possi
bility of his losing his hands presented itself
"At last he became exhausted by his ef
forts, staggered like a drunken man and
fell upon the snow. Mr. Wills and I took
each a hand, and continued the nrocess of
beating and rubbing. I feared that we
should injure him by our blows, but he con
tinued to exclaim:
" 'Don't be afraid! strike all the time,
"We did so, till Mr. Wills became ex
hausted, and a porter bad to take his place.
Meanwhile Balmat pinched and bit his
fingers at intervals, to test their condition;
but for a long time there was no sensation.
He was evidently hopeless. At last return
ing sensation in 'one hand announced itself
by excruciating pain.
" 'I suffer!" he exclaimed at intervals
words which, from a man of iron endur
ance', had more than ordinary significance.
Bnt paiu was belter than death, and, un
der the circumstances, a sign of improve
ment "We resumed our descent, while he con
tinued to rub his bands with snow and
brandy, thrusting them at every few steps
into the snow. At Chamouni he had
skilful medical advice, and escaped with
the loss of six of his nails his hands were
QUEEE ARTICLES OP FOOD.
Where They Eat Everything Caterpillars
a West Indinn Luxury.
In South America the inhabitants eat
everything, even serpents and lizards.
Humboldt has there seen even children drag
enormous centipedes out of their holes and
crunch them up Puppies are choice food
on tbe Missouri and Mississippi, and at
Emaraldi the tid-bit is a roasted monkey.
The flesh of the larger animals is ap
preciated variously, in Arabia the horse,
in India the elephant, and in Egypt the
ramel. The Chinese taste is fnr nnta dnnc
rats, and serpents, while bears' paws and
birds' nests are dainties. But the Pariahs
of Hindostan have still stronger stomachs,
for they contend with the dogs, vultures and
kites for the putrid carrion. The nearest
approach to this remarkable taste is afforded
by the inhabitants ot Cochin China, who
prefer rotten eggs to fresh ones. At Terra
cina a guest will be asked whether he pre
fers a land or water eel. In the West In
dies n large caterpillar found on the palm
tcee is esteemed a luxury, while the edible
nests of the Java swallows are so rich a
dainty that the ingredients cost as much as
A curious taste prevails in many parts of
the world for clay. According to Humboldt
it is eaten in all the countries of the torrid
zone, bnt the practice is also observed in the
north, as hundreds of cart-loads of earth
containing infusoria are said to be annually
consumed by the country people in the most
remote parts of Sweden, and in Finland a
kind of earth is occasionally mixed with
bread. This latter custom is "more civilized
than that observed by women on the
Magdalena river, who, while shaping
earthen vessels on the potters'
wheel, put large lumps of clay in their
mouths. Ih the same place it is often neces
sary to" confine the children to prevent their
running out to eat earth immediately after
a fall of rain. The Otomac tribe of earth
eating Indians knead the earth a true pot
ter's clay into balls ot five or six inches in
diameter, which they roast by a weak fire
until the outside is hard. They remoisten
tbem when they are required as food, and,
according to a monk who lived 12 years
among them, one of them would eat a pound
and a quarter of this peculiar food in a day.
He Kncw-nu Lesson.
Mrs. Hunnimune (reproachfully) Why,
surely, John, you're not going into the
smoking car? '
Mr. Hunnimune Of coursel am. Didn't
you say we must act in public like old mar
ried people? Puck.
Vie Hartford's Acid Phoipbate.
Dr. J. E. Fortson, Kiowa, Ind. T., says: "I
have tried It for constipation, with success,
and think it worthy a thorough trial by the pro
THE PARIS OF TO-DAT
Jesse Shepherd Shows How the So
ciety is Undergoing Bevolution.
MME. PATTI IN EOHEO AND JULIET
Her Ordeal in Paris After an Absence of
A BRUTAL DRAMATIC SESSATIOS
tCOHBESFOXDEXCB OT Tin DISPATCH. 1
AKIS, January 10.
The season has opened
with rumors of revolu
tion on all sides. In
politics, in art, in the
church, in the theater,
new ideas and startling
innovations supply fresh
sensations for a public
never weary of novelty
and dramatic incident.
Well acquainted with the modes and
manners of the Parisians under the Empire,
I am constrained to say without reserve
that the Paris of to-day is in everything
wholly unlike tbe Paris of 20 years ago. I
can see a vast difference between the cus
toms of the present and the habits of life
prevalent even five years ago.
The season of 1888 and 1889 has already
supplied somesensatious which, as a famous
writer remarked to me the other day, are
sure to furnish interestfng studies for the
future historian. Patti has appeared at the
Grand Opera after an absence of 15 years;
an absence which caused the Parisians con
siderable mortification, considering the fact
that they still cling to the illusion that all
great artists are bound to make freqnent
visits to the French Capital.
It was with the gravest apprehensions
that Mme. Patti consented to take the place
of the prima donna who was announced to
appear in Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet"
All sorts of excuses and flattering announce
ments were thrown to the public in the form
ot compliments to the French nation, to
French art, to the good Parisians and to
Gounod in order to prepare the people for
the ordeal of tbe first night. I have never
witnessed a more cantious, more interesting
maneuver on the part of a great singer.
Fifteen years of continual triumphs in
Russia, England and America made the
French somewhat bitter and envious toward
PATTI IN PAKIS.
The journals gave no expression to this
feeling, but Mme. Patti woman and artist
knew it and felt it, and was afraid of the
final result. The mere fact of the cele
brated singer consenting to appear in grand
opera for the bagatelle of $300 a night is
sufficient to show the importance ot this
affair. Never was there such a farce
mingled with the drama Patti returning to
the great capital, the luxurious center of
Europe, to sing for $800 a night! Therewas
a pressure, a scramble for tickets for the
first representation of "Romeo and Juliet"
that surpassed anything of the kind in
years. Thebest seats went for S100, while
loges sold fnr any price. A brilliant audi
ence assembled to applaud the diva, after
having been duly prepared in advance by
skillfully worded announcements in nil the
journals to the effect that Patti would sing
for a sum just sufficient to defray her actual
expense a nice bait for an artist with the
wealth and the talent of Patti to throw to
the Parisian nopulacc!
While this farce was goini; on scenes of a
dramatic nature were being enacted, in
which the Empress Eugenie was the princi
pal figure. Twenty years ago, while Patti
was singing at the Theater Lyrique, Eu
genie was living in the Tuileries, a beauti
ful woman, the most distinguished among
famous women. The other day the ex
Empress came to Paris with her mind made
up to look once more on the spot where the
magnificent palace once stood, in which she
held so many regal fetes and in which Louis
the Great, Marie Antoinette and so many
others feasted and fattened and dreamed
away the days and the years, without a
thought for the morrow or the impending
revolutions The ex-Empress is a guest of
the Duchesse de Mouchy, and the two drove
to the long vacant place in the heart of
Paris to gaze on the spot where not a stone,
not a bit of mortar, is left of the famous and
gorgeous pile once known as the Tuileries.
Tlfs ex-Empress was overcome and fainted
in the arms of the Duchesse. What
thoughts these things awaken for the his
torian and the student of human nature!
Patti returns after long years to renew her
triumphs at the ace of 44. Eugenie re
turns, an old woman, to weep over tbe
scenes of glory long past and gone!
A MUNIFICENT GIFT.
The death of the Duchess of Sutherland
in England was followed by that of the
Duchesse deGalliera in Paris the other day.
Senator Stanford's gilt of $20,000,000 to
the State of California is now rivaled bv the
splendid donations of the Duchesse de G.il-
uera, wnu, uuogemer, una given uway a
little over a hundred million francs. The
mansion of this remarkable woman, in the
Rue de Varenne, is a veritable: palace of
luxury and art the finest, most sumptnons
firivate residence in Paris. The Duchesse
eft 25,000,000 francs to the city ofGenoa, her
birthplace, besides two palaces in that city
one to be turned into an art museum, the
other to be made into a hospital. The Paris
mansion is bequeathed to the Ambassador of
Austria. There was some difficulty in the
settlement of this superb property until
to-day, when the Austrian Government
cave the Ambassador permission to accept
the donation. The Duchesse also left 10,
000,000 to Mile, de Munster, the dnuehter
of the German Ambassador; 10,000,000 to
Philippe Ferrari, her son, and 12,000,000 to
the Empress "Victoria. In her will the
Duchesse de Galliera has given orders that
the garden be maintained as it is, at an an
nual expense of 80,000 francs. The funeral
train loft Paris yesterday for Genoa, where
solemn religious ceremonies will be held
over all that remains of the woman who
loved art, artists and the poor, and who
never tired of unostentatious deeds of
An important reception was recently
given by the Barou de Billing. All the
leading disciples ot Boulanger were there
in force. Rochefort sat beside Prince Ro
land Bonaparte; the brother of the King ot
Naples sat beside the Prince de Valori, the
friend of Don Carlos; the Count de Turenne,
Count de Bethune, Essad Pasha, the Turk
ish Ambassador, and Roman Fernandez, the
Mexican Minister. This array presents a
strange medley of aristocratic titles to come
together on the same evening in honor of a
republican leader. But, as I remarked at
the head of this letter, Paris is undergoing
a revolution in everything.
K RUSSIAN FASHIONS.
For some unaccountable reason the
Russian colony leads in the foreign portiou
of fashionable Paris this year. Russian
tea, literature, fashions are the rage. The
advent of a couple of Grand Dukes, with
their usual train of titled lackeys, set the
ball in motion early in the season, so that
now we may expect anew and curious inter
blending ot Russian hypocrisy and French
finesse until some more powerful form of
insanity takes possession of that queer con
glomeration known ns Parisian society. One
of the most astonishing features about the
revolution of artistic "thought in Paris is
the triumph of Wagner's music. Not a
concert takes place that does not contain a
selection froniome of the great composer's
works, and this appreciation is on the in
crease. The success of the day in literature is a
volume of epics by the Limousine poet, the
Abbe Joseph Roux, the celebrated author
For a loner time Paris has not witnessed
a theatrical uproar like that experienced at
the Odeon the other evening at the first rep
of "Germanie Lacerteux." by
X. To-day this realistic play is
the talk of Paris, the dramatic sensation of
the hour. It is now war to the knife be
tween the realists, headed by De Goncourt
and Zola, and the conservatives, backedby
a large and powerful following, including
many of the young writers of talent. De
Goncourt was a long time in getting this
revelation of realistic art ready for the
stage; every act was put together piece hj
piece, every phrase cut and polished, until
nothing superfluous remained, nothing that
would in the slightest degree border on the
ideal or the romantic. I believe De Gon
court was some years turningthis drama of
Parisian realism over in his head before
committing bis inspirations to paper. Zola,
he declared, had not gone far enough; an
element more real, more rframatic, more in
tense, should supply a deficiency sadly
wanting in all modern plays.
There are ten tableaux in "Germanie La
certenx," and from beginning to end it is
one continual procession of painfulrealities,
more intense, if possible, than the realism of
"L'Assommoir. The two great scenes of
the piece are the hospital and the cemetery.
In the latter the climax of dramatic melan
choly is reached. A female figure ap
proaches the graveyard and in the gloom
stumbles over the graves. It is a picture of
social horrors unrelieved by pathos or
poetry, in which poverty, greed, sensuality
and vice fill every role, and in which the
hardest characters seem to carry the palm
and win the prize. The theater daring the
first two representations was a -bedlam of
confusion, hisses, groans, cries, applause for
the actors, mingled applause and contempt
for the author. The actors came ont of the
fray covered with glory, bnt at the close ot
the first performance some one came forward
and spoke the name of the author, De Gon
court. This was the signal for a renewal of
mingled applause, hisses and shaking of
fists at adversaries, real or imaginary.
Paris is therefore devided into two camps,
the advanced realists and the idealist of a
new but conservative school! After the
first performance Alphonse Daudet gave a
supper at his residence in the Rue de'Belle
chasse, to which 40 ot the leading realists
and critics were invited. At this gathering
of notables another extraordinary scene oc
curred. Emile Zola and De Goncourt had
long been on unfriendly terms; a great sur
prise awaited the company as Zola rose with
a glass of wine in his hand to drirfk to the
success of "Germanie Lacerteux!" Among
the celebrities present were M. de Goncourt,
Emile Zola, Aurelian Scholl, Paul Marie
ton, the poet and editor; M. Descaves, M.
Zellerj of the Institute; Gaston Geffroy,
Hennique, Gouderat, etc. The question
now is how long will "Germanie Lacer
teux" hold the boards at the Odeon?
A HOODOO AND A SCARE PI2f.
Misfortune That Follows a Bennlifnl Pleco
of Jewelry Some of Its Victims.
New York Herald.J I
"I see you are observing my scarf pin,"
said a Brooklyn jeweler whom I happened
to meet a day or two ago. "Members of the
trade don't often wear conspicions jewelry.
As a rule, in fact, jewelers wear no jewelry
at all. But this pin has a history which
interests me, and that's why I wear it"
The pin was certainly a striking one. It
was large and consisted of a bed of sap
phires, pearls and rubies, surrounded by a
border of diamonds. Of course I expressed
a desire to know its history.
"Not long before the burning of the
Brooklyn Theater," said the jeweler, "a
man, a stranger to me, came into my store
in Brooklyn and ordered a scarf pin made
after this description. I told him my price,
a pretty high one, for the jewels would bo
expensive. But he agreed, paid me a depo
sit and left. I took the man for a gambler
who had just played in good luck; but I
afterward learned from a detective that he
was a professional swindler, and no doubt
intended to get that pin without paying
any more than the deposit.
"But he never called for the pin. He
was burned to death in the Brooklyn
Theater fire. From the very first it seemed
as though a strange and tragic fatality was
nsociated with this trinket. I put it in the
show case, and it was not long before a
sporting man sawitandboughtitonthespot.
He was murdered three months later in a
brawl in Chicago. A few weeks after that a
wretched-looking woman entered my place
and offered this very pin for sale. She ex
plained that it belonged to ber husband, the
man who had been killed. She had hap
pened into my place by the merest chance.
I bought the pin back and put it in the
showcase again. Next time I sold it to a
druggist. The day alter he bought it he
made a mistake in mixing a prescription
and caused the death of a mother and her
baby. The druggist's bnsiness failed and
he was reduced to poverty. He brought the
pin to me and I bought it back again.
Once more it went into the showcase. I
was getting used to it by this time.
"I didn't have to wait long for the nexl
adventure of that pin. A few month ago a
handsome, stylishly-dressed girl came in
aud asked to see some rings. The fatal pin
was on tbe tray I set before her. While
my back was turned the fatal jewel got its
fine work in, as usual. Fascinated by it,
the girl stole the pin and put it in her
pocket. I mis-ed it immediately after she
left, and a detective recovered it for me.
The girl was pretty and of respectable fam
ilv, so the jury called it 'kleptomania.' or
some other nice name, and she got off. Now
I have taken to wearing the pin myself. I
want to show that I can rise superior to
superstition and defy the 'hoodoo that is
connected with the pin. My business hasn't
gone to smash,! haven t murdered anybody,
and my mother-in-law hasn't come to make
us 'a visit. But I dare say something horri
ble is in store for me."
A Friend in Need.
Blind Man (in a London fog) Now,
then, sir! Look where you're going tol
Jones I beg your pardon, my good fel
low this bristly fog couldn't see yon
lost my way don't know where the dickens
Blind Man Fog, is there? Ah just
you take hold o' mv arm, and tell me
where you live, and I'll see you safe home.
Fog makes no difference to me!
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446 CUPID'S RAMBLE.
There are three calendars at our eats
.- . bnt they are all blind of tho right eye. ,
Arabian Night. ii
Sly Cupid one day. as the chroniclers say,
Grew sick o his homely den.
And equipping himself, tbe sportive elf
Set out for the haunts or men.
And his object there, old legends declare.
Was to war upon human kind;
To rob them of sight in broad daylight,
For his votaries all are blind.
His journev led by a patient's bed
And be blinded him with a shot;
When the eyeless trunk on its rickety bunC
Was much by inventors sought.
He met a maid in a rustic plaid
When, poising hio dart asain
He treated tbe quick as he served the sick.
And the maiden became insane.
Then in he fell with an Infidel,
Who scoffed at things above
When he blinded him, as his sight grew dim
He as gentle became a3 a dove.
He turned about, met a soldier stout.
And. including him in bis plans.
So bis sight destroyed that he's since em i !
ployed - .
At tinkering old wives' pans.
In passing down a citbedral town
The minister stood in theporcb.
Whom he on the sly deprived of an eye.
And changed him into a church.
At ease in an Inn where he thought it no sin
To stoo for a nniet lnncb;
He the waiter bereft or his sight and left
The liquid diluting his punch.
Please take two noses, Inst for fun,
And place them side by side;
Aud see how quick a seed will grow
To tan the Egyptian's hide.
ABBIE A. MUDGET"".
44& AITAGEAM OF THE ALPHABET.
A Prize Puzzle.
Form a grammatical sentence of the
twenty-six letters of the English alphabet,
using every letter and repeating none.
Well-known proper names and recognized
abbreviations are allowable.
E. W. Haesis.
A fine book a very desirable prize will
be awarded for'ihe best sentence forwarded
within five days.
The first is one, a Latin word,
In compositions often beard.
The second may be vpry small.
May trouble you or nourish all.
The whole, an animal in fables.
Was never found In any stables;
On royal arms in foreign lands.
On waving fl igs he proudly stands;
A weapon of defense his fame
Ana ornament explains nts name.
430 A BIT OF ADVICE.
I'm an auld Scotch sawney luikin' on,
I've watched you mnny a day.
Ye dour and soncy puzzler lads,
Now let me hae my say.
Ye wonld na hae me say it oot
Wi' naught to tax the min'.
My wee bit counsel or advice,
'Tis "sharply," you will fin'.
'Tis ane lang word, I make It twa)
For lnlk ye noaat "henna."
An' "leather straps for legs o' hawks,"
'Twill cos ye ne'er a penny!
451 double acrostic.
Words of Seven Letters.
I. Avast country. 2. Asort of whale. 8. Per
tainlng to water. 4 Pulverized voclanic sub
sr.inces. 5. A kind of fish. 6. A character in
"Himlet." 7. Yenrnful.
Pnmals and final s name two of our greatest
"Jj teapots" may be observed,
Bdown by a line that straight or curved,
Is tangent to a curve, but yet
Itn point in distance infinite
"A beanteons type." so Liebnitz tho't,
"Of the soul's progress on toward God."
THE DECEMBER COMPETITION.
Prize winner: L T. Ackler. Pittsbnre; 1
Oliver Twist, Pittsburg.
"Roll of honor:" J. Bosch. Harrv Howard.
Artha E. Driscnll. Maude Martin. A. B. 6y.
Jennie Esplen, L. D. P S. O. L. Verr, Mjstio
Jr., H. O. Leary, Anon, Mrs. D. H.
438 Bass-wood, crab, red-bod, cinnamon, sas
safras, ash, button-wood, box, cocoa, slippery
elm, plum, beech; dog-wood, pine, nr, lemon,
tapioca, cucumber, pear. lime, sugar or maple,'
locust, elder, sandal-wood: cork, balsam, birch,
thorn, plane, umbrella; spruce, cum. cotton-'
wood, weening willow, halm of Gilead, tree of
heaven; yeve. pussy willow, coffee, iron-wood,
scrub oak. bay: roe-woocl. bread-fruit. India.
rubber. had. judas, tulip; mahogany, oak,
palm, buckeye, olive.
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AN IDEAL BELLE.
Never was ogle seen In her glance,
Never in bed was she found at seven,
Never would flirt with dndes in the danec '
mever entrap aparmer even.
AN UNCLE'S ADVICE.
Good counsel I'm bestowing.
Because I know 'tis needed:
But from the way yon're going,
I fear me little heeded.
How. j onr esteeired a puppy.
In company derided.
Hid I say tr. copy
Hypocrisy as I did.
A GROWINO gVTL.
Well, men may launch invectives
'Gainst novels of the times.
Which deltv detectives.
And dip in Qlthv crimes,
That the brains of youth might gather
Vigor by degrees
TJoon onr shelves I'd rather
See Pope's Epopees.
HE GAVE THEX THE NEGATIVE.
When the world-famed Daguerre
First essaved the photograph.
He made sober savants stare
And the unbelievers Hugh.
When be triumphed, how be chafed
At their questions how 'twas done.
And but one reply vouchsafed,
"Nosu-ithjilded light I icon."
MOSTKEAL, CAN. W. WTLSOX
Uncle Aminidab (to the pastor, who Is
making a consolatory callV Tain't over
han'some, parson, bnt il?s darned appropri- !",
ate. Maria wuz one'r th hardest workin' x-4
women you ever see. Judge.
- ! JSJ