Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 24, 1889, SECOND PART, Page 14, Image 14
Kssa 14" THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. -SUNDAY, - FEBRUARY 24. 1889. QUEER MSB FOLK Who Stick to the Mother Tongue and Detest the Queen's English. HOW TflET LOVE SONG AND STOEY. The Eonsh Connemara Coast and the Alystic Isles of Saints. QUAINT CDBAJt CDSTOJIS' EECALLED rcownesroxDExcE or the dispatch.! Clogumobe, Ireland, February 11. F T E E having traversed wild and winsome Coune. mora and reached the Atlantic at ro mantic Clilden, the tourist usually pro ceeds north by the excellent coast road. A glimpse of the Irish Quak ers at Letterirack, a few davs' stroll at Kylcmore (great -wood) lake and pass, a sight of the lamous Puss 01 Salruek, a view ot th unique scenery of the Killerics, and possibly a tnp to the coast of Clew Bar, may be had. But my immediate destination was the weird islands of An an; and I found that, to reach them without returning across Connemara to Galway, a most wild, rugged and entertaining foot journey through the almost unknown regions of Connn'ught.with here and there enjoyment ol wondrous coast scenery and always the deeper enjoyment of Etudiesof the quaintest, rudest and most hospitable people in the world, were to be my good fortune. All the population of Connemara are bi lingual. The ancient Celtic language is here preserved with the greatest pride; and it is universally spoken in all home, social and even business relations, among the peasantry. English, with a startling brogue, is the language of the schools; a necessary, though bitterly resented "divarsion." The younger members of the peasantry are well enough got along with; but some of the old, old lolk will not tolerate it, at least in a stranger's presence. Many amusing experi ences of this kind were had. ENGLISH INSULTED THEM. After traveling through the extremely veil cultivated country behind Bunowen Bay and Slyne Head, the extremest out reacliintr of the Connemara cliffs into the Atlantic, and the most westerly land in Europe, I applied for and hospitably re ceived a night's housing with a. peasant farmer in the charming lake region between Toombeola and Bouudstone Bay. The mo ment the old grandam ol the household set eyes on me and heard my English-spoken words rhe snapped her thin lips together and climbed into the lolt. Pretty soon the old grandfather, returning Irom "the moun tains with an armful o. dead branches, also heard the same uud climbed up after her. Ve could hear them up there under the rasters cooing in their own tongue overtheir escape like a pair or ancient doves. My host and his family, much perturbed by their apparent disrespect, climbed after them one by one, and argued, protested, threatened. By and by the brave old pair clitulxrd down again, stern, silent, awlul. "Dou't be degradin' av us, avicks;" plead ed the Lost ol the obdurate pair. "Hut, tut! an' yer better in the far-coun-try words than the prayst himscl', so ye are!" lollowed his good wife indignantly. "Heugh!" and then a vnllev in Celtic would be the resonse to all t&eir pacifica tory or delusive attempts. They b.iwed, ducked, pulled their fore locks, grimaced, salaamed, and set about at piling the peat upon the fire, preparing the repast, and in all kindly offices ol entertain ment but no ingenuity seemed capable of tempting the stern old souls into admission of consciousnsss ol a language that had no business in Connemara. But after supper I trapped them. CAPTIVATED BY SONG AXD STORY. No peasant in Ireland will accept com pensation for entertainment. But these simple folk do prize your stories, tales, or accounts ol the to them wondrons activities of the marvelous outside world; and it is easy to sec w hat a charm the old bocou(,hs, or vagrant beggars and story-tellers, once brought to the humble firesides of Erin. I sang to them "The Irish Har paree" and "The Harp and the Shamrock ol Old Ireland," the best I could, which was good enough to give rapturous delight here; but I could not yet unloosen the old couple's tongue in English. Then as I told them of America, aud the younger brood prewrettive, their eyes glistening with em ulative hope to some day reach that earthly Aiden, they almost fell into captivity of protest. For the two old bodies' boues were very old bones and must soon be laid in Irish soil, where they longed to have their kin remain near. At lust I stirred them wildly with some dreadlul lairy tales I had heard in County Tyrone, ami getting the hero of one, a lamous drinker, hanging in the devil's clutches over a bottomless pit of "rignt poteen piteously appealing to the "dark one" to let him drop, into the "swate dew," I suddenly asked the old dame if the poor tortured soul was wrong to thus cry out. Her tyrupathy lor the bedeviled drunkard overcame her antipathy to the hated English. With much fire she snorted: "Divil a ha'pwortbl divil a ha'pworth, the poor cravthurl" while the old man vali antly sustained her in a little outburst of hit own of, "Thrue for ve. The poor crav thurl Sure it's no sin if ye can't help it!" A CURIOUS CUSTOM. An interesting custom of the peasantry which I have Irequeutly observed in differ ent parts ol Ireland, recalls quite a similar one on the part ol the peasantry of Cuba. Oiten in the latter country, alter remaining through the night at the 'cabin of a sturdy fuajiro, or uioutero, at your departure, the ead of the household and olteu his entire family will insist on accompanying you on your journey lor miles, and, finally when you insist upon parting, the swarthy group will stand there in the sun among the tropic flowers and birds, waving kindly adioi a ter ynu, and Irequeutlr repeating, xenx viagei leux viagei jjios Je a corn panel" On many occasions when taking lay departure froin Irish cabins where I have passed the night, us when I parted from uiv Iriends behind Bnnnnen Ba the old dame in the loft sleeping peaceiully 'after her bitter ebullition agaiiit the hated English tongue the lather and eldest son would set orth with me. Each would in sist upon -carrying some one of my belong ings, such as my lunch wallet, rubber poncho, or my stout thorn stick. Then the way would be made sad by pro testations of how little they had been able to do in the matter of entertainment, or flowery with grotesque legends of the neigh borhood. Their warnings against this pit fall or that, this sordid inhabitant or that one, one shebeen or another, and above all that I "kape an aisy eye on the murtheriu' conshtabulary," were full of the truest friendliness and concern. And finally at parting, what handshaking was there over and over; what raisings of the voice to the shrill and pathetic in torrents of friendly oratory; what "Luck c "'d yezl" and "God's blessing on yezl" (just as with the sunny Cuban's "Happy journeyl God keep you company!" only teudeier aud truer here in Ireland); until one must be very fiintr indeed who does nut feel a sottening hrlll Iron) heart to eje, dimming the land scape tor an instant, when you turn and ale alone upon your pleasant way. A STRANGE FOLK. From Slyne Head to Cloghmore, opposite ithe Arran "island, the entire southwestern fCotulo Connamira is a series of Imvk, I Bounds and bights, filled with ... i .? enchanting I w island, and reaching astounding distances into the land. Between each bay the land protrudes in long and lo'ty granitic ridges. I wiih innumerable noble promontories at their sides and points, interspersed with nest-like circling coves aud pleasant slopes; and here nine-tenths 01 the rude folk ot all Continmara dwell. In the eutire distance from Clifden to Galway, the actual coast line being upward of 200 miles in length, there is not a village of 500 inhabitants. Though all may have their little patch of ground lor tilling, they are all fishermen; and every boat that scurries over the waters of the bays, or rocks idly with the tide in the lifeless coves, has its owner or part own er in the mountain and valley districts near. As it is to-day, so it has been here in this changeless region for 20, aud perhaps 30, centuries. The eutire coast line and its innumerable islands are dotted with shrines, sanctuaries and antiquities, teti ring to the existence or an atniot prehistoric people, irom whom through centuries upon centuries of exist ence, practically unknown to the world at large, and even to the people of Ireland itselt, these strange and almost as unnoticed lojk ot to-day ore descended. At as near time as but 50 years ago, the entire popula tion ot this coast were unacquainted with the nature aud uses ol money. Tithes were, paid by them and their rude and few wants supplied through the barter of hides, fish' and the sea weeds of the shore. There is little difference now. Aside from the trifling agriculture of the more inland dis tricts, the most primitive manner of fish ing, the gathering ot Liver, or "sloken," as the natives call it, hunting "dillisk," or dulse, tor food, and preparing kelp ashes tor use in the manulacttire of glass, are the only means of sustenance. When these fail, as they often da, there are famine and woe in Connamara. THE S1TSTIC ISLES. In no country have I looked upon so sur passing a landward view. Facing the south, across the peaks ol noble promontories a tiny speck upon the sky's horizon shows where the mystic "Isles of S tints," the lamine-breeding islands of Arran. The sea between is bare of all save fishers' sails. To the east and west are countless islands, and bay atter bay with intervening heads, until in the distance, huge purple clifis merge into black forbidden lines. Yon are at the peak of a lolty mountain, breast-deep in heather; and have spread belore you every iorm of life and scene, to discover any one of which artists will travel half way around the earth. While wandering among the cliffs of Eoundstone, and watching maneuvers of strange sea fowl which Infest the coast, I was witness to a little incident quite extra ordinary in itseli; and particularly note worthy from the proof one development of it gavp to the remarkable similarity in ex pression and simile among ignorant Irish peasantry of to-day to that employed by the most poetic bards of ancient Erin! Coming upon a village shaugran, or vagrant, who bad just stooped over the water's edge, and tied with an o-ier thong a dead herring to a floating board, which, in its turn, was held fast to the shaugrau's grip by a rope of twisted grass, I made bold to inquire the meaning of this singular appliance. "Whisht a bjtl" he lacouically replied, "Fath I'll show ye more pow'ruor powdher n balll" RARE "WATERSIDE CRAFT. And he did it, too. Among the sea-fowl wheeling about the crags were a number of gaunets the "solan goose" of "the coastwise peasantry which, in millions home in the Skerries, off the Irish southwest coast. Their presence' here bodes "a plentiful season" to come. Scarcely had we screened ourselves behind a projecting rock, when one of these great birds, atter several semi-circular sweeps at an immense height above, dashed downward like a white aerolite through the air. An instant before it reached the her ring, the shaugran gave the apparatus and its bait a sharp jerk. A tremendous flutter and splash followed. The gaunet hud the herring in its gullet. Bnt the shaugran had the "solan goose," whose neck was dis located, in his hands. With a shrug, aud relapsing into Celtic, the vagrant introspec tivelyund deprecatingly remarked upon his triumph: "Eoin Bic Baile!" (Birds of little good). In the Dinnsenchas these very words are found. The 'Eoin Baile" were the "Four Kisses" of Aengus, King of theTuatha De Danann, transformed into "birds that haunt ed the youth of Erinn" viz: "the kisses of lust, shame, sin and sorrow." I gave my vagrant friend a whole shilling for his exhi bition of waterside crait; but could not but remember that it is a Ions way from the Tuatha De Danann to this wild Connamara lad, who had never in his whole life set eyes upon a book. Edgar L. Wakeman. Beautiful EncrnYini? Free. "Will They Consent?" is a magnifi cent engraving, 19x21 inches. It is an exact copy of &n original painting by Kwall, which was sold for 5,000. This elegant engraving represents a young lady standing in a beautiiul room, sur rounded by all that is luxurious, near a half-open door, while the young man, her lover, is seen in an adjoining room asking the consent of her parents lor their daughter in marriage. It must be seen to be appre ciated. This costly engraving will be given awav free, to every person purchasing a small box of Wax Starch. This starch is something entirely new,and is without a doubt the greatest starch in vention of the nineteenth century (at least everybody says so that has used it). It supersedes everything -heretofore used or known to science in the laundry art. Un like any other starch, as it is made with pure white wax. It is the first and onlv starch in the world that makes ironing easy and restores old summer dresses and skirts to their natural whiteness, and im parts to linen a beautiiul and lasting finish as when new. Try it and be convinced of the whole truth. Ask for Wax Starch and obtain this engraving free. The Wax Starch Co., Keokuk, Iowa. Young maiden if jouM boast those charms That win a lover to one's arms. And that nia never let ltlui go, Twill be through SOZODONT whose powers Gives to the bieath the halm of flowers. And leaves the teeth as white as snow. WTSu I TTILL remove my place of business to the corner ol Smithfield street and Seventh avenue, Bisscll block, on or about March 1. Previous to removal I will close out my present stock at reduced prices. Walter Anderson, Jlerchnnt Tailor, Cor. Wood street and Sixth avenue. Bu Pittsburg. Black Goods Department. See the bargains we are offering in black cashmere. 40 inches wide, at GOc and 65c per yard. Ouly one case of each price. mwfsu Hucus & Hacks. Carpels and Cnrtalm Are Groetzinger's specialties. Everv grade or both lines for spring now open at t$27 and 029 Penn avenue. Dabbs, the well known photographer; has more orders for portraits thau usual at this time ol year, and it shows that his ex perience and talent are appreciated Gold and silver-head canes and um brellas, fine artificial flowers and plants; lowest prices at Hauch's, No. 295 filth sve. ffxsu Black Goods Drpartment. Elegant novelties in spring and summer fabrics, etamines, grenadines, heruanni, serges, etc, just opened this week. iiwrsu Hocus & Hacks. Ko" Adrance In Cnrpets Ac Edward Groetzinger's. The manufact urers and Eastern dealers have advanced prices considerably, but the great carpet house of Pittsburg will maintain the same low prices that prevailed last season. Wholesale and retail, 627 and 629 Penn avenue. ANCIENT HOSTELRIES. The Tavern and Its Lore Quaintly Described by Joel Benton. CURIOUS OLD-TIME SIGNBOARDS. The Mottoes, Traditions and Frequenters of ' Famous Inns. SOME WITTX AKD ILLITERATE HOSTS rwBrrrxN ron tiii Nsr-ATCn.i OW spurs tho latod traveler apace To gain the timely inn. Shakespeare. There are no haunts where human fellow ship abouuds around 7 7 1 IIIVU UIU1C IUW .av f.7t?t;.?tf.?TC.rVA-.?ios associations clus ter than at the inn or tavern. Here have been housed the best wits and most noted men; and here, on public occasions, in the country, the whole neighborhood often as sembles. The rooms are still pointed out to you which rioted men have occupied, for the commonest inn boasts of its old-time celeb rities, and the boniface in charge will tell you, if you quiz him, how they acted and what they said. Th'ough the Astor House does not now have the overwhelming promi nence it had a generation and more ago, it is still remembered that Webster, Clay and Seward once habitually stopped there, and, tor that matter, dozens of others ot high prominence in public lite. With the modern revolntion in public travel aud the immensity of the modern hostelry, it is somewhat doubtful if the once familiar and easy genialty that used to mark the old inn and taverns is not passing away. A country tavern near which I am writing has .not lost the tradition which .in forms us that John Quincy Adams once stopped there; but how long will the im meuse metropolitan caravansary note such an event, where presidents', generals' and governors' names are scrawled daily upon its voluminous and rapidly filled register. ROLLICKING TIMES. It almost needs the old-time stage and turnpike by which journpying was a leis urely matter, and the era when tavern guests were a small company, to develop the best experience the tavern can give. What blisslul times there must have teen at the Tabard Inn, Southwark, when the Canterbury pilgrims set out! What rollick ing talk at the Mermaid Tavern with Ben Jonson and his hearty boon companions; and how genial must have been the group at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, asLongfel low's genius has imagined it. But these old taverns and the long suc cession of them have gone out The old time type is no more. In the country vil lage, as in the metropolis except, perhaps, in a few far back places and In the South the once cozy inn where guests loitered and talked gossip is gone. Its successor is now a hotel, at which guests do not get ac quainted, but merely touch and go. What queer names they used to have for the old time hostelry! In England they still sur vive somewhat, but here I think there are very few lelt. The old Elephant Tavern in Putnam County, N. Y. the locality where the circus anu show were hrst introduced held its own to a late date. It was fre quented bv showmen, and the elephant over the door has lasted longer than any old time sign I know of. A hundred and seventy years ago someone wrote of the queer tavern signs in England: I'm amused at the signs As I pass through the town, To see the old mixture A Magpie and Crown: The Whale and the Crow, The Rizor and Hen, TheLegani! Seven htars, The Axe and the Bottle, The Tun and the Lute, The Eagle and Child, The Shovel and Boat. ft ANCIENT SICKS. But this "odd mixture" was never mean ingless, though it would probably be diffi cult now to tell the connection of many of thein as, for instance, the .Razor aud the Hen. The Tun and the Lute evidently had reference to a combination of wine and music, and so was an appropriate symbol of hotel jollity. It is said the sign of the Leg and Seven" Stars "was merely an ortho graphical deviation from the League and Seven Stars, or seven united provinces." In Beloe's Anecdotes of this literature a writer says: "I remember many years ago passing through a court in Eossmary lane, where I observed an ancient sign over the door of an ale house which was called the Four Alls. There was a figure of a king and on a label, 'I rule all;' the figure of a priest, motto, 'I pray for all;' a soldier, 'I fight tor all,' and a yeoman, 'I pay for all.' About two years ago I passed through the same thoroughfare and looking up for my curious sign I was amazed to see a painted board occupy its place, with the words in scribed: 'The Four Awls. " It is said that a checker board was once a common tavern sign, and it may be traced back as far as the davs of Pompeii. The game of checkers is also called draughts, aud a wag once said, when an explanation of this sign was called for, that it ought not to be thought strange that draughts were ad vertised at an inn. In one ot the Boxburghe Ballads the odd names ol London hostelries which were best known in the reign ot Charles IL, are humorously given, and I copy below a tew stanzas from it : The gentrie went to the "King's Head," The nobles unto the "Crowne." The knightes went to the 'Golden Fleece," Aud the ploughmen to the "Clowne." The clergie will dine at the "Mitre," The vintners at the "Three Tunncs," The UKurers to "The Devil" will goe, And the friars to "The Munnes." The ladyes will dine at "The Feathers." "Tne Globe" no eaptalne will scorn e. The h.mituien will goe to "The Greyhound' below. And some townesmen to "The Horn." AN ILLITERATE HOST Other names mentioned in it were the Dolphin, the Horse, tlieCherry Tree, the Ax, the Three Cups and the Flagon. The Goat and Compasses was a queer tavern name, which is borrowed from the saying that ''God encompasses us." The numerous Bear taverns got their name from the old time vulgar pleasure of bear-baiting, which existed in England down to 1835, when it was prohibited by legal enactment. When the Puritans opposed this rude sport it was said or them that they did it not so much for pity of the bear as Tor their dislike of anything that gave people enjoyment. At one of the Bear taverns an illiterate, beer selling boniface at Harrowgate wrote over his door: .. ..... ..................... ..... Bear Sold Herei J which provoked much comment. When a traveler referred to the sign in Theodore Hook's presence Hook wittily said: "He spells the word quite correctly if he means to apprise us that the article is of his own Bruin." Pepys speaks in his diary of "The Bear at the Bridge-Foot," which re tained a celebrity for centuries, aud ns long ago as 1C91 a rhymester alludes thus to its antiquity: We came to the Bear, which we soon under stood Was the first house id Southwark built after the flood. One of the reasons why conspicuous signs and images were nsed or public houses was to enable that large number ol the public who "could not read or write to find them easily, and the Inshion originated, too, be lore streets were numbered as they are now. On the imprints of old books, for ease ot direction to the bookstore, the almost ill variable reference was found running ns follows: "At the Sign of the Mermaid," "At the Prince's Arms," "At the Blue Anchor," etc., as the case might be. For t'iii'Wit. vmJt-i'i' . i B i 1 1 wIlplPll those who conld read, the wise or witty legend was displayed on the taverner's sign. At a public styge house yon might find this posted over the door: Stop, brave boy. and quench your thirst;. II ynu won't drink, your horses must. which was much better in reason than in rhyme. WITTY SKJIfS. A witty host, who must have been an un common wag, once hung up this, to all ap pearance, astouudingly liberal offer: What do you think. I'll feed you fornotblngand give yon a drink. When his customers came in to claim the promise, and had been well entertained, he undeceived them by saying that they bad not put in theproper punctuation in read ing it. The annoucement really was just the reverse of what it was taken for, as will be seen below, with the stops correctly placed: What! Do yon think I'll feed you for uothlngand give yon a drinkr And thev all found out very soon that be would not do anything of the sort. On the Bull Inn at Buckland was this sign: The Bull is time, so fear him not, All the while you pay your shot. When money's gone and credit's bad. It's that w Inch makes the Bull run mad. At the Beehive Tavern you would often read something like this: Within this hive we're all alive: Good liquor makes us funny. If ou are dr, step in and try Ihe flavor oC our honey. It is said that Dean Swiit stopped once at an inn bearing the sign ot the Three Crosses, but was pestered severely oy lack of decent attention on the part of the land lady. Belore he went, and after she had said she "couldn't leave" her "regular cus tomers to wait on such as he," took a dia mond and wrote on a pane of glass in one of the windows: TO THE LANDLORD. There hang three crosses at thy door, Hang up thy if e, and she'll make four. The following is from the Fox Tavern in Cheshire: Behold the Fox, near Handler Stocks, Pray catch htm when ou can. For they seil here good ale and beer. I have heard of one sign which named the chief potables to be found attheinn. and then added, as a postscript: Pve made this board a trifle wider To let you know I keep good cyder. In a subsequent article I will offer, with a few signs still more curious, some further consideration ou the subject. Joel Bentoit. ARTISTS AND ART WORK. Hints for Bonsehnld Decoration Scraps From the Studios. There was a time, and not so very long ago either, when it was) considered as due both to the laws of order and art that all articles for household use or ornament should be arranged in pairs, and an article not having a counterpart in close proximity and occupying a like position with regard to surrounding objects was regarded as being as forlorn as a bird without a mate. In those days everybody who could afford it secured, it pos sible, a dwelling with a hallway in the center, and they placed a pair of ornamental vases an the front porch, one on each side of the door. The same principle was ob served and made to prevail throughout all the interior decoration, it was held to be essential to the proper furnishmeut of a parlor or drawing-room that it should have a center table and a certain number of straight-back chairs. On the mantelpiece was usually placed au orna mental clock, and to cheer the loneliness there appeared on either side the inevitable vases. In fact, this methodof homeadoinment formed a rule which was rarely ever deviated from; any iibject, tue nature ol which necessitated its pretence singly, was sure to be flanked by others capable of being Introduced In pairs. One of the most common and at the same time most objectionable examples of this pe culiar taste was shown in thu custom which prevailed of deeorating the parlor walls with indifferently executed portraits of members of the family. The principal wall of a room was usuall) selected for a' croup of these, frequently anything but attractive objects, and the most important in respect of size was placed exactly in the center, uhile above, below and on either sido wero ranged the smaller ones, or those less expensively framed, lor be it remarked that in this de scription of art the frame is of much greater importance than the picture. Foimality in decoration was then the order of the day, noth ing was left to accident and any appearance of chance arrangement was considered something it was deslrablo to avoid. Now all this is changed, and in place of seeking to attain this formality every effort is made to lessen, and de stroy it. There are few specimens of recent architecture where opportunity has been af forded for th; display of taste and judgment that do not bear evidence of a leaning toward freedom and variety of design. Among the largest and most elegant and coolly mansions of the wealthier classes the desiro to vary the architectural character of their dwellings, by using different features of construction on eitner sine ot tue entrance, is very marked, while in the smaller and less im posing edifices there is ample proof of an effort to sec ure variety, even at the sacrif.ee of every desirable feature, and tho result is often de plorable rather than commendable, being neither beautiful nor striking, but only pecu liar. Tlics-e. however, are but instances in which an object in itself sensible and reason able has been followed blindly and irrationally, and without even the most remote conception of the end to be attained. There aieuiany dwellings' of moderate cost which are models of architectural design, and these might easily be more if those who erect them would use a little intelligence and first consider whether or no the various features wnich they proposed introducing would accord with each other and form a harmonious whole. In the interior furnishment of 'dwellings far better taste is displaeil, and this is mainly due to the fact here is afforded an opportunity for changes and alteration-; that which is done to-day may, if not satisfactory, be done over again next week or next month, at any rate in the not very distant future, and so the knowledge necessary to success is gained by experience. It is time to dispense with the old time for mality and primness the unieasonable insist ence upon having everything both Bides alike. Bo far as the arrangement of movable objects is concerned the methoJ of placing as many things as possible in pairs and in a fixed posi tion in relation to a given point savors too mu 'ii oi tue laetmamcai to De artistic, and too much of formality and rule to ever afford the greatest degree of pleasure to the eye and the mind. In Window nnd Mndio. Trr: catalogue of tho exhibition of the American Water Color Society contains a pen drawing of "A Bit of the Seine," a sketch by H. S. btevenson, mado during his recent visit to ranee. Ms. Jomn J. Hammer, has quito a number of water color sketches shoning ruins and ex cavations at Pompeii on exhibition at Bovd's. Having been painted on the spot, a consider able degree of historical interest attaches to them aside from their merit from au artistic standpoint. "AFTEROONon the Delaware,"' an original etching by Thomas R. Manley, is a very clever and pleasing little wort, good in composition, simple in effect and careful in drawing. The Bcene is picturesque and fult of repose, show ing a stream with wooded banks, and the only sign of life being some boats floating upon its placid surface. Soain time ago the arttots of this city neaily unanimously agreed upon Saturday afternonn as the time when they would be mot pleased to receive visitors at their studios, and the iact was publicly announced, but has since been, to some extent, lost sight of. Artists are very much like the lest o mankind, and, while usu ally glaa to see their friends or those who come on business, there is no disputing the fact that the casual visitor. Idl sittiniorstandingabout them.inevitablv interferes with the prosecution of any serious work. Anyone interested in art will find a visito the studios both pleasant and profitable, and If they are careful to pre- buj. Micui-ci,nu,Bui:ii times as vue urwsts aro at leisure they can feel sure of a m elcome. It is often urged that artists "should some times paint subjects of local interest and char acteristic of the vicinitv.in which they reside. This demand for scenes of home life is not without reason, and those who respond to it will find the valuo of their work greatly en hanced. Not in I requeutly it is left to those who are on the outside of the charmed circle of professional artists to point out the direction in which there is a fair field .or their efforts. The Picture of a bnrnincr oil well which Mi. w H. Gang has shown in Mayer's window mav be instanced as bearing evidence of the truth of this statement. This painting shows the burn ing of the Wm. Guckert well No. 1, on the Gailbacb farm, Glade run, Butler county, Pa., whhh burned for over five days after being struck. Mr. Gang is possessed of considerable artis ic talenf, and his work fairly presents the character of the scene, the burning nil itli its volume of dense black smoke and the landscape effect of a frosty morning. Ilia subject Itself is a good one and makes a pleasant little pic ture, akide from the interest which it otherwise bears. TEE MCE PROBLEM In the South Discussed From a Kortherner's Point of View. THE RULE OP A GREAT MAJORITY Sot Always Eight, Even From a Political Standpoint. A COOK WHO HAD TO HATE A CAT tWEirmr for tiie dispatch.! HE people of the North cannot under stand the gravity of the Southern political problem without a knowledge of Southern conditions. Where the heavy preponderance of the white race gives no canse to fear that the negroes will gain the upper hand, it is very easy to say that the majority must rule. But in the South where the voting majority consists of a mass of ignorance a majority of people as be nighted as any on Greenland' icy mount ains, or India's coral strand, the matter be comes very different. To secure a parallel case in Pennsylvania that could be appreciated, the 80,000 Re publican majority in the Keystone State would have to be colored "men 70 per cent of whom could neither read nor write; who live mainly in cabins that would hardly serve for stables in the North; who are con tent, as would appear, to wake and sleep, to eat hog and hominy, to live so unfettered by care, or thought for the morrow, as the beasts of the field; to be satisfied and happy with a bare animal existence for which they strive with as little thought beyond as the ox harnessed to the plow alive only to hunger and the goad. SLOW PROGRESS. Twenty-five years of freedom have done ,1 ittle for the negroes in 'the mass, so far as we can see. A lew, comparatively speak ing, have been developed by education ry the struggle for maintenance by for tunate surroundings, but the great mass are no more fitted tor intelligent use of the fran chise thrust upon them by unscrupulous politicians than the denizens of Congo or Soudan. The few have shown a capacity in the race lor improvement,lor progress and civil ization, but the vast minority know as little of the rights of man, the interests ot moral ity, the demands of civilization or the pro gress ot the world outside of their little sphere as their ancestors in Africa. It is hardly possible lor the people of the North to comprehend that such a mass of dark ignorance, dense superstition, want of civilized comprehension still exists, notwith standing the inonev they have poured ont like water to the Freedmen's Aid Societies, and the contributions that every sewing society has sent, and the missionaries and teachers that have been toiling all these years for their enlightenment. But if they could sec the farms and the houses that some of these Hatter are buying tor themselves, and how solidly they are establishing them selves here in body and estate in the snnny South on their beggary missionary salaries a little breath of suspicion as to where some of the money goes might perchance arise in the inner recesses of their Christain minds. But with all the wealth of the North that has been lavished in their behalf, with freedmen's aid schools, itee schools estab lished by the State, Sunday schools, well endowed universities with tree scholarships for their benefit, the fact remains that the away-back districts of Pennsylvania, offin the forests, up on the mountains miles away from a railroad, can present no such set of UNLETTERED ABORIGINES as the great mass of the negroes in the Snnth. With all the forces of enlighten- ment at work in their behalf, the great mass ot the colored people are found in the ranks of illiteracy. Upon such material the carpet-baggers work, the politicians play, and the missionaries of ilormondom find an easy prey. In the hands of such voters, the interest of the State nnfl the progress of the people rest.according to the letterlot the law if the white people recognized their right to IUIC, us u ujHjuruy. If, for instance," the city of Pittshnrg were dominated by its black citizens through sheer force of numbers, regardless of;intelli gence which could control its offices from highest to lowest, which could administer its affairs financially and execute its laws in accordance with race interests and prejudices regardless of all else, some idea of the state of afiairs South may be ob tained, with due.allowance for the "fact that the colored race in Pennsylvania is ages ahead of the. blacks of South Carolinu. Would the white people of Pennsylvania endure such domination? Would the con science of the Quaker State induce its in telligent classes to eive such illiterate class full swing? Would the sense of justice, the dcerence of majorities, the human nature of the white men of Pennsylvania submit to the rule of a race led on by men intent ouly on self-aggrandizement and per sonal ends, and inspired by race antagon isms and prejudices. We trow not. Much as the brethren of the North love 'liberty aud prate of equality, they would no more, as human nature goes, stand such domina tion of ignorance, superstition and heathen ism than their brothers down in Dixie. So when they loudly talk of the suppression of the Republican votes of the South it would be well to put themselves in the place of the white citizens of the cotton country, and give play to charity. A MAJORITY RULE. This race problem which is in every body's mouth down here which lurnishes an occasional text for every pulpit and a theme for every political "stump is cer tainly a most difficult one, and one, too, which the South should be left to solve as best it may. It is very easy in the North to flippantly affirm that the majority must rule, but when one comes South and takes the measure of that majority, and contem plates its make-up, the question assumes a very different aspect. When the sovereigns ol the country, ns made so by the Constitu tion, come under consideration as living in shanties that in the North would hardly be considered fit toshelter a mule in a condi tion of dirt, shittlessness and immorality that seem to inane an incapacity lor decent civilization, and when it is considered that these are made the tools of tricky poli ticians to further the ends of rapacity and selfishness, it is little wonder that the intel ligent minority take measures to nullify the powers of this great mass of illiterate voters. "It is easy to aver that the Constitution must be respected, that the law must be enforced, that the blackmanmust.be pro tected in his right of supremacy in the South, aud all that sort of thing, but when white men, either North or South, snbmit to be sat down upon by 70 per cent of illiteracy, it must be evident that the resources of hook and crook are wholly exhausted. White men, either North or South, would no more stand African supremacy thau would the people of Cali.orma "submit to be held subject to the Chinese. Whatever the negroes may become in the future, through the forces ot education and civilization, it is manifestly true that by a large majority they arc unfitted to exercise the privilege of the suffrage at present WITHOUT AMBITIOIT. Host of them show no ambition to rise, to better themselves, to acquire property. They live us men ii.ucra iiveu, irom nana to month. With enough bacon and hominy to satisfy hunger, with a shanty to shelter them, nnd a little money occasionally to gladden their souls with the cup that cheers and lightens the soul of man, they are there withal content. They are as jolly, irre sponsible and happy-go-lucky as thongh they had a mint of money to draw from, and a whole health board to look after them ttwW :m I M .physically. They work through the week spend their money freely on nnconiidered trifles, lay in a little brown jng on'Satur days, and enjoy their Sunday at chqrch where they can "jine" in the singing at the top of their lungi, and giye full vent to their emotions by shouts and songs of -rejoicing. In the church the brethren conduct in all things. "It is mighty onproper for the sistern to put theirselves on the public notice." The brethren fill 'all the offices in the church, dispose of all moneys and con tribution.!, and keep the sisters under Draper subjection. Tne sisters take great comfort out of their church, nevertheless. They are all on the look beyond, where heaven holds all the comfort and rest they long for, but never obtain here on earth. They always get re ligion and hysterics together, and the more ol the latter the more sure it is that as one of them says "the conversion hez struck in." There is but little of the home life, as considered in the North. The women usually work ont at cooks, chambermaids, laundresses, or in the cotton fieids, and are at home only at night, and the children "grow," as did Topsv. Wages are paid to tneiaoorers by a little money and rations of meat and" meal, and they rarely make both ends meet, but are deep in debt most of the time. ALWAYS IN DEBT. It is often asserted that unscrupulous em ployers take advantage of their innocence and ignorance, and inability to understand that two and two make lour, to swindle them in such lashion that they can never get out of debt. This is the more easily be lieved when we remember the sorry taies of thp poor miners of Pennsylvania who com plain of like impositions and cheating in the way ol weight and wagons and "pluck me" stores, and such matters incident to their employment. From what we have seen of them we do not think the colored brethren personally care a cent about suffrage, aud would trade off a vote any time lor a quarter. Those who have been educated are, of.course, dif ferent, and appreciate the benefits oi civilization, but as regards the great mass, it they were not drummed up by the politicians, who desire to use them, they would not bother their heads about votinjr, and when they do, they do not know what it is all about. The election of Harrison made a pretty big noise through out the country, but some of the colored hwlh,an Tiaea fl nnf 1" . nw wl .. Unmrnn ia nor to what office he was elected. And for that matter incredible as it may seem, some of the white lols feminine ot course did not know who was running against Cleve land nntil his defeat was assured. Those of the colored brethren, however, who do know of Harrison, have built high hopes on his election. They seem to think that his administration means big things for them in the line of offices. They have great ideas of being provided for and having soft sits arranged tor them. It does not seem to occur to most of them that they are to take care of themselves and that if" a man wants anything he has got to push for it himself. Tbey have an idea that their timebas come, and that the offices are to be divided around among the Republicans, while every Demo crat is to be fired out that the plums are to drop ripe and luscious into their hands. EXPECT A SLICE. How Harrison will cut up the cake so as to make it go round and satisfy the souls of the hungry, remains to be seen. But it does not require much of a prophet to fore tell that there will be niuci. weening and wailing and gnashing of teeth before the administration gets comfortably settled in its shoes. Solid South or not, Harrison can hardly afford in these days of peace and amity to ignore the intelligent classes of the South and to foment the antagonism be tween the races by bestowing the offices upon the'negroes regardless of the represen tatives of the South in Congress. Education will do much eventually. As war memories die out, and the Emancipa tion Proclamation, like the Declaration of Independence, becomes an old story, the black people will likely have learned, as everybody else, that their advance in life depends upon their own energy, enterprise and exertions. They will have learned to discriminate between parties and to choose that which will best advance their interests. But it will take long years to leaven the lump, so that its constituents will be gov erned by reason and common sense, rather than Dy buncomoe ana political napaooafe. And while they are learning, the white folks will be learning also. They will be seeking to adapt themselves to changed con ditions, rather than by inventing ways and means to evade and make null and void the nnpleasant fact of negro majorities. MUST HATE A CAT. Among enlightened nations the evil most deplored by the church is the decay of faith. But no apprehensions need be lelt in any way as to the negroes of the South. , They have faith far beyond the common in the supernatural, and this faith is firmly and nnshakenly backed up by the absurdest superstitions. They have a fixed belief in the evil eye, in witches, in charms and in cantations. With a bit of alligator skin around the ankle, they have no fear of snakes. In bare feet they will penetrate swamp, and jungle, and brake, and briar, knowing with all faith that it will carry them through in safety. That Merced v Ann has the evil eyeis a fixed article of tattn in those who naovr her, ana tney pay her unlimited respect nnd deluge her with presents to avert her power to work them ill to ward away any desire she may have to break up their love affairs, to incite hatred to make marriage a failure. "I can't cook no mo-ah in a house with out a cat," said a very fine cook to her mas ter, who abhorred cats but appreciated 'good cooking. "They ain't no luck wha-ah'thay aiu't no cat in the kitchen." As a cook her services were invaluable, so the dislike to cats was waived for the sake of good cook ing. Things went on then finely nntil the cat became a decided drain on the family income by eating the choicest things on the sly and by despoiling the larder in the most unscrupulous and despicable manner. By mysterious means the cat disappeared, and then Lucy Louisa found Bhe" could in no wise live where there was no cat, and that none ot the delicious dishes for winch she was famous could be expected "without no cat." There is no reasoning with supersti tion. With tho ignorant no argument avails. Superstition makes a man a fool, and though a fool were braved in a mortar, he is a fool still. The task' that lies before the South in eradicating superstition and substituting reason, intelligence and com mon sense is tremendous. A century of education will not suffice, as the history of the world shows. Bessie Bbasible. IiOre's Lone Embrace. ;& tX." She Goodness me, Fred, how in the world am I to get back to the house ? It didn't look at all like snow when we came out. Life. Taking a. Base Adynntage. &K b "" ! ' ImSL &"- HOW TO READ BOOKS. The Power of Book and Candle to Ex orcise Our Jivil Spirits. ICE CREAM AND CAKE LITERATURE Beading as an Opportunity for Entering Good Society. SELECTING HEALTH I MIND FOOD twamm ron tub dispahti.1 HE Christian religion is an everyday re ligion. It is quite as true .on Monday as it is on Sunday, and touches ns just as closely on the one day as on the other. Yqu cannot lock it np be hind the doors of an empty church. Neither the parson nor the sexton carries the key to it. "Take heed what ve hear." I do not un derstand that to refer only to the hearing of religious trnth. It applies to any kind of speech. Listen, our Lord says, bnt .take beed how. and to what. This concerns ns every hour of every day. It is true that religion has to do with an other world, and with a life to come, but no less trne that its province lies a great deal more in the concerns of this li e and this, world. It is true that the religious teacher must speak "as a dying man to dying men," but truer still that the religions teacher ought to speak as a living man to men who are alive, and about the things with which our lives are full. It is signifi cant that when St. John saw the vision of the blessed future he beheld, coming down from God out of heaven, not hoiy sep nlchre, an abode ol the dead; not a holy temple, se apart for prayer and worship, but a holy city, the symbol of the sanctifica- tion of labor, ot love, of COMMON LIFE. We are ouly beginning to realize how far reaching the Christian religion is. We are only learning the alphabet of the language in which Christ taught men that whether we eat, or drink, orjwhatever homeliest thing we do, we may do all to the glory of God. See how Christ's caution about hearing touches such seemingly secular,literary,and not particularly religious themes, as books and reading. The words apply equally well to reading as to hearing. Beading and hearing are but different ways of doing the same thing. The thing to be done is to get a fact or a truth into the mind. It matters not at all whether the fact or the truth enters through the ear or the eye. It is true that the cau tion of our Lord was directed against wrong hearing; but this was partly because He was Himself at that moment speaking; and partly, no doubt, because most of tbo learn ing of that day came through the ear. "Faith cometh," St. Paul said,"by hearing." But it is the same, whether we hear or read. And as it is our lot to live in a reading rather than in a listening age, lam sure that we do not depart from the Mjster's mean ing, but do rather, on the contrary, bring it closer borne to us, when we understand Him to say to ns, who live in this century ol steam and type: "If any mau have eyes to read, let bim read; but take heed what ve read." The words suggest two questions: Why to read? and "WHAT TO BEAD ? "We ought to read, then, if we are to set down reasons for reading; because we havi eyes and a mind. God gave ns eyes and u mind to use. Those significant parablesofth talents and of the pounds touch not only all that we have, but all that we are. We are nnder obligations to use for God's glory all that He has given ns in trust, whether money, or strength, or time, or eyes, or lips, or understanding. If we do notmakegood nse of all the powers with which God has gifted us and to make good use of them is what is meant by using them "to tho glory of God" we are unprofitable and untrustworthy servants. We are intel lectual or spiritual defaulters. He who gave us eyes, meant that we should see, aud see all that we can. He who gave us a mind meant that we should strengthen and de- f velop our mind, and make it a treasury for wise and good thoughts. The question at the Day of Judgment will be this, in some shape: How have yon nsed what I gave yon? What have you done with your hands? Where have yon gone with your feet? What have you seen with your eyesj uu. nave you reamed ana I .Bowser ana tieorge Haven irutnam mem meditated and planned and resolved with I bers of the Executive Committee. It was your mind? Some people go through life resolved to establish also a permanent bn as some visitors go through Westminster Ab- I reaa at Chicago. ECZEMA OR SALT RHEUM. Baby bad with Eczema, Hair Gone, Scalp Cov ered with Eruptions. Physicians fail. Cured by the Cuticura Remedies. Hair Restored. 'Not a pimple on him now. I cannot say enough In praise of theCun ctjea Remedies. My boy, when one year ot age. was so had with eczema that he lost all of bis hair. His scalp was covered with ernptfons, which the doctor said was scald head, and that bis hair would never grow again. Despairing of a care from physicians I began the nse of the CCTICDnA Rkmedies, and, I am happy to say, with the most perfect snecesa. His hair Is now splendid, and there Is not a pimple on bim. I recommend the Cdticura Remedies to mothers as the most speedy, economical, and sure cure for all skin diseases of Infants and children, and feel that every mother who ha3 an afflicted child will thank me for so doing. Mrs. M. E. WOODSUJI, Norway, Me. TWO LITTLE BOYS OTJBED. I am truly thankfnl there Is sucb a medicine as Ae Cuticcba Remedies. 1 have two little bovs.who have been afflicted with eczema and scald bead, which finally settled In their eyes. I tried several good doctors and plenty of medi cines, without relief. I procured a bottle of your Cctjcttba RESOLVENT and a box of CtrncrcitA and commenced using them, and am happy to say that before tbe first bottle was used their eyes were nearly well, and when the second bottle was half used they were en tirely cured. Mrs. SUSAN M. DOBSON, MlUord, Mo. ECZEMA 61 YEAES OTTBED. I am a farmer, sixty-one years of age, and have suffered from babyhood with what I heard commonly called "honeycomb eczema" on my hands. A few months ago I purchased from my druggists, Messrs. Sanders &. Lesesne, your Cuticuba Remedies, and used them ac cording to directions. A cure was speedily and thoroughly effected, and I make thts statement that others likewise affected maybe benefited. JOSEPH JACKSON, Georgetown, Tex. Reference: Messrs. Sanders & Lesesne, Druggists, sa Cuticura CrmcuHA, the great skin cure, instantly al lays the most agonizing Itching, burning and inflammation, clears the skin and scalp of crusts and scales and restores the hair. CCTICCKA Soap, tbe greatest of skin beantitters, Is Indis pensable in treating skin diseases and baby humors. It produces the whitest, clearest skin and softest bauds, free from pimple, spot, or blemish. Cuticura Resolvent, the new blood purifier, cleanses the blood of impurities and poisonous elements, and thus removes tbe cause. Hence the Cuticura Remedies cure every species of torturing, humiliating. DIMPLES, blackheads, chapped, rough, red I Iffl and oilv skin, nrevented bv Cuticura and oily skin, prevented by Cuticura Soap. bey, ignorant, bored, thoughtless,- looking about with-blank eyes; inspiration, beauty,, things interesting and things helpful, closo- beside them, all unheeded. A guide in tha Mammoth Cave' told me that he once took a blind man through those black corridors. Very likelv he saw as much as some other visitors. Every company of beholders has some blind men in it. USE YOUE" EYES. It is the inevitable duty ot everybody who has eyes to see. It makes a difference both in this world and the next whether you nse your eyes or not; whether you improve your mind or not; whether you read silly books or good books It is a duty to read. You ought to read, because God, who has given you eyes and a mind, wants you to read. It is strange that there should be people who do not care to read. For think what reading is". It is an entrance into the best society in the world. Take a book into your hand and vou hold a wand more potent than was ever wielded by magician, where by you may summon at your will the wisest spirits of all time to teach yon, the most charming romancers to tell you stories, the most graceful poets to recite their verses. Heroes will narrate their feats of bravery; travelers will describe their sights and ad ventures in strange lands. The wit, the wisdom, the fancy, the philosophy, the achievement, the hope, of all lands and times lie'open to you. You may go any where, buying no tickets, bothered with no baggage; yon ned not be imprisoned ia sleeping-cars. Yon may out-wander tha Wandefine Jew. You may live in any land or in any century, as yon please. YOU MAY MEET ANYBODY. the King, the statesman, the philosopher, the saint, the elect of the world without embarrasment and without reserve. A book is like the magic cloak in the Arabian story; yon have but to spread it open, and wish to be somewhere, and there immedi ately you are. And books will not only transport yon into new scenes, and bring ynu into the best company, bnt they will rid you some times ot that most uncomfortable com panion, yourself. In the old days they ex orcised evil spirits by the ban of bell, book and candle. What the bell was for, I know not. We can dispense with that. Give ns a book and a candle, and. a way 'we'll scatter the haunting spirits which weary and de press us. Life, the men of science tell ns, is har mony with environment. Be makes the most of life who has the widest environ ment, and is in most thorough accord with it. But books widen out the horizon of life almost to infinity. Yoa cannot make the most of life, you cannot get either the most profit or the most pleasure out of it without books. He that hath eyes to read, let him read. But here comes in the Lord's caution: Take heed what ye read. What shall we read? There is a good re for eating, into which all the prescriptions of physicians are con densed: eat what agrees with you. What ever makes you strong, keeps your head clear nnd your pulse steady, keeps yoa well choose that GOOD FOOD FOE THE MIND. This is also one rnle for reading. Head what agrees with you. Bead whatever makes your intellectual and spiritual na ture strong and well. Bead whatever makes you grow. The analogy between food for the mind and food for the body is a suggestive one. Some books are nothing but intellectual sweetmeats. They are very pleasant, and they have a right and useful place, if they are set down on the mental menu just where tney belong in the last course. Tbey are harm ul only when they take the place of more nutritious f.ire. Some people's read ing is like a series of breakfasts, dinners and suppers, all of ice cream and French candy. Some books are like the provisions which Lieutenant Harlow and his associates in the Thetis t found in the larders of the Greely narty, in the ice pantry of camD starvation narrow strips of boot-leg, waiting to be tewed with moss into something which hey tried to imagine to be soup. TbereKjust about as much good in some books, as there was strength in that starvation souo. It is a good plan tor us to review occasion ally the books which we are reading, and place them according to food analogies, and see just what ourmental bill of fare amounts Jo how much good meat and wholesome bread, and how much French candy and starvation soup. Gkoeoe Hodges. PLANS OP THE FREE TfiADEES. They Will Establish Bureaus at New York and Chicago. Chicago, February 23. The committee of nine appointed by the recent tariff re form convention has selected New York as the headquarters of the national organiza tion, elected David S. Wells President,and appointed Everett P. Wheeler. B. E. iSowKerand Ueorge Haven Eczema in its worst s'agas. A raw sore from hiad to feet. Hair gone. Doctors and hospitals fail. Tried everything. Cured by the Cuticura Remedies for S6. I am cured of a loathsome disease, eczema, In its worst stage. I tried different doctors and been through tbe hospital, but all to no purpose. 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