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ADELAIDE TO SUEZ.
Spalding's Ball Players Pay a Visit
to Ceylon, Bishop Heber's
FAIR ISLAND OP SPICY BREEZES.
Thej Meet Dirty Theosophists and Tass
Kcar Mount Sinai.
AN ATTACK BY PIRATES EEPULSED
tCOKItESrOXDErCE or THE dispatch.1
TJZZ, Egypt, Feb
ruary 7. Thirty con
tinuous days on board
a German steamer
have quite rrepared
the American baseball
party tor a renewal ot
acquaintance with ter
ra firma. Of the al
most three months
since the Alameda
steamed out of San
Francisco, the boys
have spent 55 days on salt water.
In this time they have traversed the
Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Arabian
and Bed Seas. Thevhave been vexed by
no severe storms, and, though they have
twice crossed the equator, have experienced
no extreme heat. Indeed, they have at no
time known discomforts comparable to
those of a hot July or August day in 2vew
York. The ocean voyage5, in a word, have
been singularly comfortable; at times they
have been delightful.
But there may be a surfeit even of delight,
and when the Salier dropped anchor off this
historic city this morning there were 30
beaming faces on her deck, reflecting the
genuine delight of 35 grateful hearts.
Of the 36 one belonged to Clarence
Dnval, the black mascot; one to a Cinga
lese boy that Spalding picked up in Ceylon,
and is going to send home either to train as
3 reserve mascot or to put to a less orna
mental use as a servant. The other 31
hearts and faces were the property of
the players, the managers, 3Iessrs. Spalding
and Leigh Lynch, and of the ladies of the
party, Hesdames Spalding, Lynch, "Will
iamson and Anson. Henceforward the
ratio of land and water will be Jairly re
versed. SPICT CEYLON.
The sole break in the 30 days' voyage just
.Concluded was made at Colombo, the chief
city of Ceylon, that island whose "spicy
breezes" hae been waited over the civilized
world in Bishop Heber's hymn. This was
on the 25th of January. Previous to that
date nothing but seasickness occurred to
brealc the monotony of the trip. 2fot that
any one was ill on the Indian Ocean. Into
its hasin the waters of the South Pacific and
Indian Oceans dash themselves in greater
or less strife, according to the season of the
year. A week in this tempestuous region
made serious ravages in the records of some
ot the ball players who had ridden the
Pacific with the eqaniniity of a hearse.
After two weeks of mingled languor,
ennui, and German cooking, the Salier
sighted the Island of Ceylon. Land was
sighted at noon, and four hours later we
dropped anchor in the harbor. The ap
proach to Colombo is a most agreeable sur
prise to one unacquainted with Oriental
scenery. The Salier ran ior miles along a
high shore, crowned with nodding cocoanut
trees, past old Point de Galle and around
the new breakwater built by the English to
give importance to Colombo as a coaling
and provisioning station for her ships.
Once inside the harbor, the scene changed
irom one of placid beauty to one of inde
scribable clamor and liveliness. Almost in
stantly the ship was beset on every side
with minor craft, such as no ball player
ever saw within the limits of his own coun
try. Each boat is marked, "Licensed to carry
two first-cljss or three coolies," and each
came alongside the Salier with its full com
plement. The passengers were Cingalese
merchants, Tamils, Hindoos, Turks, and
heathen ot various nations, and each had a
separate design upon the passengers, of
-which the central idea was the cassare of
some of the latter's money into the purses of
the former J. he ladder was let down and
the heathen swarmed aboard. One had the
certificate of a clergyman that he was a
model Christian and a washerman; another,
similar evidence of his ability as a tailor.
Others had rupees to change for English
gold, a commodity "hich is very scarce in
Ceylon. The most numerous and must
odious of them all were the "gem" merch
ants, who offered precious stones ranging
all the way from a cat's eye to a ruby of the
purest ray serene.
FBATJDS AXD DITTES.
The boys had been sufficiently warned
that these fellows were frauds; that the
washerman's certificate would be a forgery,
the tailor a botch, the money changer a
cheat and that the "jems" of the noisy ped
dlers were ot glass and manufactured for
this trade in Birmingham. They therefore
escaped the wiles and importunities of the
pirates, and spent the time before they were
able to go ashore in contemplation of the
lively scene in the harbor. They saw the
coal "luggers pull out from the docks, their
cargoes packed in gunny sacks, to be laden
into the ship's hold by Tamils as black as
the coal and naked to the skin save for a
farment barely deserving the name of
rcech clout- The gigs ironi several men-of-war
pulled through the water at a lively
rate to and from the shore, the glistening
white costumes of their crews contrasting
sharply with the black back of the native
oarsmen. A thousand native boats
beside those that beset the Salier
pulled hither and thither, their long
spoon-shaped oars beating time to the
rude, incoherent songs of the lowers. Along
side the ship appeared directly a cratt
stranger than all. It was a sort ot raft, con
structed of fine strips of bamboo, lashed to
gether, and it was manned by lour coffee
colored boys, entirely miked save for the before-mentioned
clout. The youngsters squat
fairly on their haunches, plied their paddles
a they shouted up to the passengers to
throw silver into the water. "T'row it!
t'row it! "We dive! we die!" And dive
they did. One of the boys hurled a six
pence into the dark water, about 20 feet from
where the youngsters sat. The smallest of
their number was indirectly swimming with
alt his niisht in the right direction. He
sank under the water, was out of sight lor
half a minute, and anon reappeared, the sil
ver in his hand, exhibited proudly to the
crowd. He chucked the coin into his mouth
and was ready for another dive. This
amusement, purchased at the cost of nu
merous sixpences, served for an hour.
Captain Thalenhorst having been per
suaded to hold the Salier over until 6 o'clock
the lollowing atteruoon, in order to permit
a jrame'to be played, the party went ashore
in catamarans, and were escorted by a
retinue of peddlers, snides, beggars and
curious nondescripts to the Grand Oriental
Hotel, which was near the lauding.
The day in Ceylon is to the untraveled
American a liberal education in Oriental
ism compressed into a single lesson. In
the city ot Colombo, we were told, there are
15 races, speaking as many different lan
guages or dialects. Hot one of all the 15 but
is wholly unlike in every essential and non
essential regard wholly; unlike the races,
languages or dialects to be seen or heard in
the United States. Walking the crowded
streets the next day ("everybody walks in the
middle o! the street in Colombo) the ball
players saw these new races, which are the
most ancient in the world, mingled in
kaliedescopic confusion. Here a Moham
medan in long robe and sugar-loaf cap; here
a stately Parsee in garb half European, half
Eastern, clear-teatured, spectacled, con
templative; here, perhaps, a Brahman,
white-robed, austere; here, there and every
where a swarthy Tamil, bearing the heat
and burden of the day, doing whatever work
is done; Cingalese, also, now conquered,
half naked and thriftless. These latter were
the original owners of the land, and pre
suming upon that absolete distinction
still refuse to do any honest labor. They
retain small plantations, upon which nature
showers lruits and vegetables in profusion,
sufficient lor the sustenance ot their lazy
owners during three parts of the year. For
the other four, if needs be, they starve a lit
tle, steal more, and beg most of all. For
beggary in Ceylon, as in all Eastern cities,
is the most obvious social evil. The swarthy
naked children, lolling upon their moth
er's knees, lift their puny hands to passers
by for alms. "When they are able to run
about they take to the street, dodge between
the wheels of the bullock carls, and clamor
for alms: Thev have sweet fa:es-(albeit
somewhat dirty) and a most beseeching way
of saying, "Backsheesh, master; me poora
boy. no lad'r, no mod'r. You greata Men
cau master; ver' rich, ver' great, and so on,
as long as the victim will listen or until he
yields up a coin.
The Cingalese is a merchant, too, and in
the most primitive way follows the various
arts of commerce. The sight of a white man
inflames his appetite for coin. Presuming
upon the reputation his country enjoys as a
producer of precious stones he buys or makes
glass rubies, sapphires, catseyes, moon
stones, torquoises and diamonds. As you
walk the street he creeps up stealthily be
hind yon and thrusts these fictitious wares
in vour face. "Buy fina stone, Master
gooiia catseye, ver' cheap." If you are wise
you drive this merchant off with your stick.
If you have not been told that no genuine
catseyes have been found in Ceylon for two
years or more back, you may stop to inquire
the price. If Master Cingalese says 1 be
ware of offering him 2 shillings, he might
take it, and you then become possessed of
some precious bits of glass, that would be
dear at a farthing each. Failing to make
you his customer Cingalese will offer to be
come your guide, and, willy nilly, will
follow you so long as you withhold your
stick from his back, not forgetting when
you have reached your journey's end to
remind you of his presence by imploring
Master for a few annas or a rupee.
Through these and countlers other experi
ences the members of the Spalding party
passed the morning of that busy day in Co
lombo. The greater number went first of
all to a famous Buddhist temple, seven miles
distant from the city, which is solemnly
sworn to be 2,400 odd years old, and to con
tain a portion ot the sacred bones of the most
sacred'Buddha. The beggars invaded even
the temple, which was reached after an
hour's drive. The priests themselves, of
whom there are a score or so in the inclosure
surrounding the main pagodo, were beggars,
too, for that matter. One of their number
received the partv as they came up, in sec
tions, and inducted them to the inner shrine
or as near to it as the uninitiated are al
lowed to come.
It may interest those intellectual persons
in New York and Boston who affect
theosophism and the religion of Buddha to
learn that these priests wore dirty brown
robes, went barefooted, and chewed the dis
gusting betel nut; that their hands were
dirty, their nails black, and their faces un
washed, and that they did not disdain, but
rather solicited, a rupee all around (includ
ing the high priest) as a return for their
services. The Theoophist would havebeen
moved, too, by the sight of the great Buddha
himself, supine in gilded wood, 18 cubits
long behind a glazed case, and surrounded
by a gailery of tawdry pictures depicting I
UlC lUUi IUCU JJ Ul UlUUbf J.VlUViauvb
Prudence, and "What-you-call-'em.
WARD TAKES OFF HIS SHOES.
Returning to the city, there was still time
(for an early start was had) to visit before
luncheon a Hindoo and a Mohammedan
temple. There is no lack of religion in
Colombo and he must be hard to suit who
cannot find it to his liking. Entrance to
the Hindoo temple is not allowed. Bald
win and I, who drove up to the entrance in
a bull cart, were stopped by a burly black
clad in a napkin. We, bade our guide ask
the fellow what price was set on the modest
privilege we craved. The black waved his
arms and shouted something, which the
guide said was equivalent to a protestation
that not a hundred pounds would swerve
him from his duty. "We did not tempt the
fellow's virtue further. John Ward gained
entrance to a Mohammedan temple for him
self, but not for his boots, which he was
obliged to leave at the door. He came
away looking much edified.
The week passed in transit from Colombo
to Aden, Arabia, was as quiet as a Phila
delphia Sunday, and as devoid of incident.
Except for the first day of the week it
might without loss be blotted from the cal
endar of the trip without loss. This was
the birthday of the Emperor "William, as
was announced with proper patriotism on
board the Salier by the firing of two guns.
This furnished occasion to Fogarty and
Lynch, the only two who were on deck, to
create a panic by rushing down into the sa
loon and crjing "Pirates!" Everyone else
was asleep, until the noise of the guns
awoke them, dazed by the unaccustomed
sound. The cry of "pirates" following im
mediately after had its effect upon several
of the party, notably on Anson, who
jumped out ot his berth, and in his terror
slipped on his wife's dressing gown, shoved
into his mouth such jewelry as that capa
cious organ would hold and came to the
door prepared to sell Lis life as dearly as
possible. The sell -was speedily exploded,
and its perpetrators narrow escaped a fate
not much'preferable to slaughter by pirates.
THE BOYS IN ASIA.
On Friday, February 1, the Salier
rounded Cape Gaudafin, the extreme east
ern point of Africa, and such of the party
as had read "She" were able, or fancied
they were able, to make out in one of the
rugged heads on the coast the profile of the
Ethiopian head so vividly described by Mr.
Haggard in that remarkable event. On the
alternoon following we sighted Aden, that
oasis of English military rule in the desert
of Arabia. In the evening the Salier
dropped anchor, and an opportunity was
afforded those who wished it to go ashore
and touch the continent of Asia.
The entrance to the Bed Sea, through the
Straits of Babel Mandeb (Gateway of
Death), is considered so important an event
that it it occurs at an early hour in the
morning, a gong is sounded on board
shin to notify curious passengers of their
opportunity to come on deck and see two
continents at once. A score or more of en
thusiasts came shivering np on deck in their
pajamas iu answer to the summons. It must
be owned that the game seemed hardly
worth the candle. Neither continent, from
the front it showed to theSalier's pas
sengers, seemed more imposing or
half as pretty as the htights at Fort Wads
worth, say, or any one of a thousand similar
elevations on the seacoast.
Last night we passed within sight of
Monnt Sinai; but a few miles to the north is
the spot where Moses led his people across
the Bed Sea; not far away is the rock which
tradition points out as that which the same
leader smote with his rod and made the
waters flow; everything about reminds us
that we have come from one of the newest to
the oldest civilization on earth.
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A HALF-BREED'S FEAT
Creating a Complete Written Form
for the Cherokee Language.
A STUDY OP SLEEP AKD DREAMS.
Experimenting- With Electricity for Capi
PHOTOGRAPHING FE0M A BAILOON
rwiuiTjQi ron the dispatch. 1
T is difficult for even the
best educated people to con
ceive how vast is the body of
learning which has been de
voted to matters not at all in
public view. A good in
stance of this is given in the
bibliography of the Iro-
quoian languages by Mr. J.
of the National Bureau of
Mr. Filling's work gives the
titles of 949 works, of which 795 concern
printed books and magazine articles and
151 manuscripts. Although in the main
designed for the "use of scholars pursuing
studies concerning this interesting group of
Indian languages, the volume has a good
deal of interest to the public, for in the de
scription of various treatises on the subject
it gives many bits of information. The
general reader will find there an account of
the Cherokee Indian Sequoyah well worth
attention, for to this ignorant half-breed we
owe the most original intellectual feat ac
complished on this continent.
Sequoyah 'was the son of a Cherokee
mother, his father a Dutch peddler named
George Gist, He was born in 1770, and
brought up as an Indian. He neither read
nor spoke the English language, and all his
knowledge ot written and printed speech
onlv served to make him acquainted with
the fact that in some way, by the signs of let
ters, language could be expressed. Meditat
ing between 1809 and 1821 on the subject, he
devised a means by which his own language
could likewise be reduced to print. For
each syllable of his own speech he contrived
a sign, and bv combining these signs he
created a method of writing. "When he had
accomplished this analysis, and found that
about 80 signs could express the sounds of
his speech, he set about writing letters, and
instituted a correspondence between his own
people and their countrymen beyond the
Mississippi. It is said that the yonng Cher
okees traveled sreat distances to be in
structed in the artof writing bythismodcrn
Cadmus. It is also stated that with a few
hours' instruction the young Indians
learned to read and write their language.
It seems probable that this is the only
case in the history of writing in which one
individual has accomplished the task ot
creating a written form of speech. All the
other methods of writing have grown by
slow accretions, requiring ages for their de
velopment. That an untutored Indian
should, by a stroke of genius, with a con
tinuity ot labor paralleled iu the case of few
men, is a momentous fact in the history of
The name of Sequoyah has been fitly com
memorated in the scientific term applied to
the greatest of our American trees, tha
giants of the California forests, which bear
the name of Seqnoia.
The Philosophy of Dreams.
Mr. F. Heerwagen, of the University of
Dorpat, in Bussia, has recently undertaken
the statistical study of sleep and dreams.
He drew up a searching set of questions,
calculated by their answers to bring out the
experience of various kinds of the people in
the matter of sleep. Of this circular he dis
tributed 500 copies. From the 400 answers
received the author obtains certain Interest
ing results. Only 15 persons stated that
they rarely or never dream, 216 persons were
accustomed to have vivid dreams. About
one-half of the persons returned answers
stating that they could remember their
dreams clearly upon awakening. The other
half failed to have such memory. It ap
pears that 75 per cent of those who dream
frequently are women. Of the answers 151
were from students and 133 from other
males. Fifty per cent of the students were
frequent dreamers; of the other men only 48.
Another result of this inquiry is that with
the increase of age dreams become less fre
quent and sleep is lighter. Breams are
most frequent with people between 20 and
25 years of age.
The questions concerning sleep afford
some interesting answers. Two hundred
and sixty-one of the persons state that they
sleep through the night without awakening;
166 report that they sleep so soundly that it
is difficult for others to awaken them,
while 202 state that they are light sleepers;
103 can go to sleep in the daytime when
they desire to, and 294 have not this power.
The third division ot questions concerned
the conditions ot mental labor. In the case
of persons to whom the questions were sent
(all belonging to the intellectual class), 182
of the persons answering stated that mental
labor was easiest to them in the forenoon;
133 preferred the evening and night. To the
question whether the correspondent suffered
with headache or nervousness, the affirma
tive answer was returned in 210 cases; 196
were seldom so afflicted, and only 18 stated
that tbtv were exempt from such maladies.
The ability of men and women to grow to
their full powers, and to maintain the ac
tivities which the world demands of them,
depends in an intimate way on the nature
of the conditions in their minds and bodies
during the restorative period of sleep.
Speaking generally, good sleep means good
work, and now tbat the attention of in
quirers is turned to this night-time of life,
we may hope to have a better understand
ing of the means and a better practice in the
pursuit of this refreshment. It would be a
very profitable work for some physiologist
to determine the ratio which exists in the
case of various men, between capacity for
labor and the power to sleep. It seems as
if the experiment would not be a very diffi
cult one to undertake, and in results would
be of very great importance.
It is said that the Senate of Ohio has
passed a bill providing that capital execu
tions in that State shall hereafter be by
means of electricity instead of by hanging,
and that the bill is likely to become a law.
It is to be regretted that this process of tak
ing life should be extended betore the ex
periment in New York has been brought to
a practical test. "While hanging is a rude
way of sending criminals out ot the worlds
it has proved simple and effective. The
method is the result of a very long series of
experiments, and it is to be doubted whether
any other means of accomplishing the end
which is sought will prove more satisfactory.
The trouble with thr use or electricity for
this purpose is that it requires too compli
cated processes to insure the requisite cer
tainty as to death. "When a human being
has been hanged by the neck lor half an
hour, there is no room for doubt as to his
condition; but when we come to apply elec
trical currents to the work of extinguishing
life, there will remain a certain amount of
doubt as to the lesult.
The first need Uto have the public well
satisfied that the criminal has been executed.
If the electrical method is adopted, we shall
soon havet rumors that in particular, cases
the electrical energy requisite to produce
death has not been applied. It will be easy
for the public to imagine that, with a less
ened intensity of the current, animation may
have been suspended, to be restored after
the offender's body was given to his friends.
It has been proposed to avoid this difficulty
by burying the victim within the walls of
the prison; but here, too, substitution is
fossible, and some other body may he buried,
t is true there may be a system of legal
witnesses, which shall insure the certainty
of punishment; but the complication of the
process will always leave room for rumor,
and thus take away from the method of
punishment that element of certainty which
is necessary to secure its deterrent value.
Progress ot lnocnlatlon.
Tho method of treatment to avoid the
dangers of hydrophobia invented by Pasteur
seems to .be making rapid progress toward
an extended practical application in many
countries. Seven anti-rabic calrostines have
been founded in Bussia, five in Italy, and
one each in Boumania, Austria, Brazil,
Cuba and 'the Argentine Bcpublic. Tw6
others are proposed, one in Chicago and
another in Malta. The Pasteur Institute,
which is to be the central establishment of
this system of laboratories, has now more
than hair a dozen experts employed in its
work that is, in the practical treatment of
patients and in tho experiment!.' connected
with the extension of the method of treat
ment. With the magnificent enthusiasm which
characterizes Pasteur, he is, according to a
report pushing his researches in the in
oculation treatment with reference to other
forms of disease. There are still wide worlds
to conquer; but those of this century may
fairly hope that contagious diseases may in
time be generally conquered by an ex
tension of snch treatment,
A few weeks ago was noticed a device for
securing photographs at high elevations
above the earth's surface by means of a
rocket carrying the photographic apparatus
in its ascent, and buoyed in its downward
journey by a parachute, which opened at
the moment in its descent alter the exposure
had been made. An American inventor
has recently contrived a simpler and better
method. He proposes to' elevate hi camera
by means of a balloon held by cords at the
desired height. The balloon lifts the
camera, and the exposure is made by means
of a simple electric apparatus. In the ap
paratus 48 exposures can be made during
one ascension of the balloon, the sensitized
paper being so arranged as to revolve on the
cylinder to which it is affixed. The great
advantage of this method over all others
hitherto proposed consists in the fact that
only a small balloon is required to elevate
the apparatus as it is not necessary to lift
an operator. Thus great economy is se
cured, and also an exemption from the
risks which inevitably attend all aeronautic
Engraving on Gloss.
M. Plante, adistinguished French electri
cian, has recently invented a process of
engraving on glass, in. which electricity
takes an important part. The surface to be
engraved is first covered with a solution of
nitrate of potash, and is then connected
with one ot the poles of a battery. By
means of a platinum point, the figure to be
engraved is thus traced uporf the surface of
the glass. It is said that this method
secures a delicacy of outline which has not
been attained by any other tool. In itself,
the process is, perhaps, only interesting to
the technical men who are concerned with
this class of work, but it serves to show the
eeneral reader how-rapid arc the applica
tions of the electric forces to the arts of life.
PEOF. N. S. Shaieb.
'SLATE TRADE OP AFEICA.
How the Arabs Obtain the Poor Creatures
and March Tbeiu Down to the Coast.
An English missionary writes to the New
castle, England, Chronicle concerning the
slave traffic of Africa as follows: It has been
estimated by competent authorities that
more than 50,000 slaves are annually brought
down to the coast, but this number bears
only a small proportion to the number of
those dragged from their homes. Fifty
thousand reach the coast, but five times that
number perish on the march down. Dr.
Livingstone confidently affirmed that only
one in ten reached thecnastlromtheZambesi
regions. The march down to the coast un
der ordinary circumstances, with plenty of
iooq ana water, is u severe trial ouioni
the horrors undergone by a slave gang.
"With their T necks almost dislocated
by the prong of the rough branch
with which they are secured, heavily
chained, backs smarting under the lash of
the slave driver, bodies almost neshless
from starvation, tongues hanging out from
thirst, women compelled to carry their
babes on their backs and loads on their
heads no wonder that, one after another,
they fall exhausted to the ground, and are
left either to starve or to become the prey of
leopards or hyenas. Having reached the
coast, their troubles do not cease. It Is
probably intended to carry them to Arabia
or Madagascar, in spite of all treaties. Then
they are packed in miserable dhows
packed so tight that a quarter of them die
Irom suffocation. Should a British cruiser
heave in sight, the Arabs persuade the poor
wretches that the fiery white man is after
them, and that if he catches them they will
be boiled or eaten alive. This the Arabs
do rather than let their captives fall into
English hands. Many of the poor
creatures end their sufferings by suicide.
This is no fancy picture. It is a scene
daily enacted on the East Coast of Africa.
Our settlement was founded to receive such
people rescued by British cruisers; and
when the poor wretches are delivered to us
they present a sight that would make an
The supply of slave-, is kept up from the
interior by warfare and famine principally.
Among a barbarous people, of course, in
testine feuds are common the Arabs in
their devilish craftiness make it their busi
ness to foment quarrels, set tribe against
tribe, and reap the benefit by buying the
slaves at a cheap rate irom both sides. Their
devilish practices do not stop here, though.
They wheedle and scheme to get people into
debt, and then claim them as their slaves,or
they set traps to force them into stealing.
The Africans live a band to mouth existence.
Little is done by them yet in the way of
cultivation; they depend entirely upon na
ture's gifts. Tlius, if the rains should be
delayed, there are often famines over wide
areas of country. These famines are harvests
for the Arabs the more ppwerful natives
sell the weaker, and there is no one to dis
pute their right of doing so.
Beautiful Engraving Free.
""Will They Consent?" is a magnifi
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ruary 18. In the
wilder and least
known portion of
"handwork" of the
and in "tucking"
and "napping" the
mara flannel," or
frieze, is everywhere observable. In every
hut or cabin one or more of the female occu
pants will be found so employed. I have
seen children but 6 years old seated on rude
stools, or upon the "stranger's seat" arnde
stone block beside, or cut out of, the chim
ney knitting away for hours as if for dear
life upon gigantic stockings bigger than
their own pinched little bodies. Every
other female of the household knits with
precisely the same apparent frenzy at all
moments which can be snatched from other
Each process is of the rudest. The spin
ning wheels are counterparts ot those used
in our own colonial times. As we 'rcekon
values, they receive the most beggarly pit
tance for this labor. The most renowned
spinner, weaver, "tucker," or "napper" in
Connemara is never more than able to barely
exist; that is, to just live while starving.
The more there is to do, the less they get.
Two or three pennies for a pair of stockings,
great, huge, Brobdignagian stockings at
that, are all they receive. But they knit
away night and day so long as their strange
Among them are those forming a distinct
class of "knitters," as distinguished from
the knitters of the home. They are widows
or maiden dames, incalculable as to age,
great of bone, gaunt of form, marvelous of
finger and tongue. Perhaps they have a
bunk at the cabins of two or three'relatives.
May be they own a shell of a hut in the
mountains. Again they may have no home
at all. But in any event their home is
wherever the night finds them. They are
the irrepressible scandal mongers of all
Connaught. Thus they are welcome every
where, not only as an institution as old as
Brehon laws, but they are the articulated
perambulating newspapers of these wild
regions. Nor do they grow stale from once
OTHEB ODD CHAEACTEES.
Two other interesting characters will he
found among the Connemara women. These
are the "tuckers" and "nappers." The
"tuckers" are those who take the rough
flannel from the weavers and shrink it so as
to increase its thickness and weight. The
"tuck-mills" are outlandish affairs, at the
side of lone mountain streams, where old
hags of "tuckers" live in sheds or huts
in dreary loneliness. The "mill" is simply
a rough, slightly-inclined flat trough,
through which water runs and flannel is ted
in wrinkly folds to a wooden hammer lifted
and dropped by the revolution of a rude
water wheel. This beating, or "tucking the
cloth closer together," takes up one-seventh
to one-fifth of the original cloth; hut makes
an article of clothing with which the peas
ants defy the wildest mountain storms.
My study of the "nappers" was pursued
under some difficulties; because in more than
one iustance, my friendly mquisitiveness
was given abrupt set-backs throngh the sus
picion that I was a disguised and loathed
emissary of the law. The "nappers" are
those who give the heavy woolen lrieze its
shaggy appearance. The process is a simple
one, carried on in all sorts of out of the way
places, and is not at all times guiltless o'f
the added charm of poteen-brewing. The
"tucked" flannel is laid upon rude benches,
and combed until ragged and furry. Then
with flat blocks of wood, or cork, wet with
sticky treacle, the rough suiiace of the stuff
is gone over "by hand" with a light, whirl
irfj motion, now this way and now that,
twisting the furry surface into innumerable
curly "naps" or shaggy tabs, without which
no true West of Ireland patriot would own
his beloved brath, and no self-respecting
Connemara woman don her proud braideen.
These "nap-mills" are found in every man
ner of habitation among the mountaineers.
The stench from dyeing the coarse flannel
its invariable black, or madder red, the
vapors from steaming, and the fumes from
the friction from the treacle in "napping,"
are almost sufficient to deodorize the more
delicious and forgivable vaporiugs from a
moiftain still as I discovered under circum
stances that had their embarrassing features.
J EXCITING INCIDENT.
One day while wandering in the Ballana
hinch heights above ancient Toombeola. I
came upon one of thes9 "nap mills." The
structure was built against a precipitous
rock leading to lofty heights above; the roof,
of shell-like shingly rock, being laid above
rafters of larch tree trunks, running from
holes chiseled in the ledge, to the single side
wall of rudely piled stones. I found within
this strange structure one old Irish dame
and four buxom Irish girls "napping" Con
nemara flannel as I entered. They looked
busy enough and honest enough; but the
welcome I had got without exception in
every hut and hovel in Ireland I had previ
ously entered, was wholly lacking here. I
did my best to appear genial and friendly;
but the more loquacious and obsequious I
became, the more threatening grew their
frowns. I asked them all manner of ques
tions about their work, and after a time
came toward the table as if iu friendly in
quiry. The old woman suddenly tamed and de
manded that I remain where I was, "at the
dure." For the few minutes I had been in
the cabin, there had seemed a tendency on
the part of the women to huddle in their
work as if to prptect from view with their
tremendous petticoats something beneath
the bench. In the hasty glance I stole I
could discover nothing but the apparent ir
regular stony floor of the "mill. A few
rough jackets and shreds of hats hanging
here and there indicated that men were
about the place. Beginning to feel uneasy
at my reception, I asked, as if in decorum,
if I could not see '.'the byes." Instantly the
old woman grasped a huge rock lying on the
bench, gave several smart raps 'with it upon
the floor beneath, which, as I afterward re
called, sounded strangely reverberant, and
turned upon me.
"D'ye mind that?" said she.
"Indeed I do," said I.
"D'ye think I cud break anything wid
"A bad man's head," I acknowledged
"Faith, an' twinty more," she avowed.
"And you'll not break mine, if I can
leave you soon enough, or get among my
friends below quick enough!" I retorted.
ASSAILED BY AMAZONS.
I think for the first time in my life I then
heard a genuine Irish "whoop." I will not
attempt to describe it. But events fol
lowed that particular whoop with incredi
ble swiltness. A sort of mist, composed of
sky, precipice, wall, larch-ratters, fire
place, trickling rill, and four stalwart Irish
women fell upon me. The next moment I
was in the air, one female at 'each arm and
leg. The next I was ousted from that "nap
mill" as though shot from a catupalt.
Turning to offer, -or receive, explanations, I
caught a glimpse of a shaggy head coming
up out of solid rock underneath that mys
"Toss him over aisy !" said a shaggy voice
out of the shaggy head; and I was grabbed
again. There was no escaping those Ama-
zons. They did not "toss me over aisy.
hut tney gave me the mo3t amazing rusn j.
ever had in my life, for an eighth of a mile
down that rocky boreen, and with such
tongue-scourgings betimes, as no genius' in
objurgation has power to describe; he of the
shaggy.Iiead now following on the run, and
between uncontrollable bursts, of laughter,
begging and hallooing them to desist. Fin
ally they halted as in doubt, and the man
overtook us. He protested gliby in Celtic.
The women seemed crestfallen, but dog
gedly determined. I was gradually able to
comprehend that he was endeavoring to
make them know that an awful mistake
had been made (of which I was already
fully persuaded); and, finally, it was made
clear that I was no spy, nor informer, nor,
f auger, nor exciseman, and indeed only a
armless American "thramping like mad
o'er Ireland," as everybody down at the lit
tle hamlet of Boundstone knew; and, as
luckily for me he had himself heari from
Larry "the boatman, and seen with his two
eyes "by Michael Lavin's own fire, more
strength to the peat he burns!
A PLEASANT REACTION.
If Iwent down that boreen under humili
ating circumstances, I went up again in
state; for, despite all struggles and protesta
tions those Irish "Jael Dences" insisted on
a form of recompense as nearly as possible
equivalent to the original punishment. No
words could describe the amends attempted
in rude but earnest ,hospitalities coupled
with distressingly profuse avowals of con
cern, and purring palaverings of: "God
bless us an save us, for the goms we are en
tirely!" "Indade an' yer honor'll be takin'
us for bad altogether!" "An lor pbat an'
for why didn't ye be tellin' us the 'right
sort' ye are?" "Howly innocents, but ye
were well nigh over!" "Wor ye hurted,
ayick railly?" "De be forgiven' av us,
dear!" "Och, murther, sherry. (Oh, eter
nal murder!) but the great fools we ore!"
and the like, without end; their excess of
remorse and kindness furnishing a day of
extraordinary experiences, and an open
sesame to one of the oddest mountain poteen
dens to be found in Ireland.
I descended into the place with he of the
Bhaggy head. Some convulsion of nature
had opened a large fissure in the solid rock,
forming a cone-shaped apartment, perhaps
20 feet broad at the base. The floor of the
"napmill" above was reached by a ladder
to the edge of the hole beneath the "nap
ping bench," which opening was snugly
fitted with a thin piece of flagging. The
floor of the cabin had been made by the
falling away of the rocks at the sides and
the roof, and the filling in evenly of broken
rubble and clay. Light came in, and
smoke went out, through an aperture at
the side of the cliff above the lough.
Above this opening the little rill
lell in such a veiling spray as ren
dered detection of the cavern itself,
or smoke issuing from it, wholly impossible.
Two large, clumsy iron kettles, something
like the American farmer's "cauldron ket
tle," were set on pieces of stone above the
remains of extinguished fires; and three
qneer little stills were arranged at one side.
No work was then in progress, but "moun
tain dew" galore was there; for within a
cleft of the rock which ran along beneath
the waterfall itself were stored numberless
little kegs holding no more than a gallon
each, filled with crystal liquid, of which I
was entreated to partake to my heart's con
tent; while in a dark corner at the rear were
grimy sacks of oats and various implements
used in the illegal vocation.
ALL AGIN THE LAW.
I asked the man frankly many questions,
and got as frank answers; for he apparently
trusted me. Everybody in the "west ot Ire
land is "agin the law." That made his busi
ness a safe one. The peasantry round about
to a man were friendly to it; first, because
the law was not; and second, because
how could a marriage, a birth, a christen
ing or a wake be celebrated, a friend wel
comed or given speed, or any grief or cheer
"drowned or lifted," without a drop of the
blessed poteen, the Irishman's right since
before the flood. Few came to the place
themselves. The "nappers," the wife and
children, were workers, lookouts, agents
and emissaries. "When they went and came
poteen went a'way, and oats came back, in
the huge osier creels upon their backs be
neath the great black braideens. They will
tramp 20 or S0 miles, carrying
and bringing, and at the old
Galway market you may find them 'now
and then squatting among the fish-wives,
who secretly exchange their pennies lor the
"swate dew" which thus trickles from the
Connemara heights. Did the gangers ever
come? O, yes, "wid their compliments
ahead 'o thim." This meant that official
duty requires surveillance; but it also
meant a "friendly" visit, and the leaving a
"good charater" for the "nappers" behind.
They are wise gangers, these, and they
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other kind should come ? He of the shaggy
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aperture beneath the waterfall, and pointed
downward. It was 500 feet to the dark
waters of the lough below.
Edgae L. "Wakeman.
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thick in this 'ere city. Judge.
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BY A CLERGYMAN.
one of his sermons,
tells the following
story: A well-known
a man of sweet and
persuasive spirit, was
announced to preach
in a certain church.
A tradesman in the
parish, the leader of
a coterie of atheists,
made up his mind to
go and hear him. He
as men not in the habit of church-going
generally do, when-thev find themselves in
the house oi God. After the discourse he
said to a friend: "If that parson had argued
I would have fought him hand to hand.foot
to foot. But he didn't argue at all; he
preached to us simply about the love of
God and that touched me. If there isn't
such a Being as he describes, there ought
to be. If there is and he loves us after that
fashion, his service Is less a duty thanaprivj
lege. I begin to think my atheism is rank
How true it is that "the love of Christ con
straineth us." Pugnacious Christians make
pugnacious listeners. "When certain persons
of a combative temperament announce the
most axiomatic truths, they stir us to instinct
ive denial we think dissent even when we say
nothlnc. Dogmatism may he sometimes called
for: Christian gentleness is always in season.
Love will convict and convince when all the
syllogisms of all the logicians utterly fall. It is
not the thunder that does the execution it is
the lichtnlne. There is no argument lor
Christianity like a Christian life. .No one can,
no one wants to refute that. As Cowper
"Here the hean
May give a useful lesson to the head.
And learning wiser grow without his books."
A Noble Woman.
Mrs. Ballington Booth, the wife of General
Booth, of the Salvation Army, i3 a true help
meet She is yqnng, beantiful, finely-educated,
and thoroughly consecrated.- There are few
more Rifted women. She is gifted all around,
gifted in person, gitted in utterance, gifted in
grace. It is a treat to meet and near ner.
This woman has been specially blest in re
moving prejudices against the peculiar work of
the Salvation Army, and in interesting well-to-do
and cultured people in evangelistic work
among and for tne lowly. This Is her apostle
ship. Before the most exclusive doors, she
utters her sweet "open sesame" and they re
spond on "golden hinges turning."
She bids fair to make the poke bonnet of the
female Salvationists fashionable it would be
in every case, if that long lane led up to an
eauallv splrltuelle face and haloed forehead.
The Salvation Army is to be congratulated
upon the possession of this lovely apostle. May
her drawing-room converts eaten her spirit,
and repeat her faith I
The success of Mrs. Booth In the drawing
rooms of New York, Washington, Cincinnati
and various Southern cities, recently. snggest3
a new thing under the sun. Why not turn the
drawing-rooms of wealthy and cultivated
Christian ladles into conventicles? "Would it
not be fine to proclaim a truce in the battle be
tween chairs and mirrors and brocade and
gilding, and replace tho extravagance and
social rivalry with Bible readings and godly
exhortation and hjmn-singing and the voice of
Our sated society women are asrap for a new
sensation. "Well, here is one ready made, free
from all drawbacks, and certain not to leave a
had taste in the month the next day unlike
the revels which disorder digestion, make the
cheek palid and torture conscience.
Polished sinners need the eospelasmuch as
the great unwashed. Wealthy families are
surely in the way of exerting a saving Influ
ence atleast equally as great as impecunious
brands plucked from the burning. Is their
obligation any less? AVill not Airs. Dives start
this new reformation? Dear madam, give us
fewer whist parties and germans, and more
Biblo and devotion.
The Bible Studies.
The International Bible studies for the cur
rent quarter cover the first ten chapters of St.
Mark's gospeL Every lesson of the 12 from
the first, which introduces us to John the
Baptist (whom we see increase, and then, with
magnificent humility, decrease under our very
eyes), to the last, in which Blind Bartimeus
rolls up his sightless orb3 into eternal light is
a picture beyond Titian or Raphael.
"All Scripture is profitable' but the life of
Jesus is a perennial delight. Here we meet
Him, "the migbtest of the pare, and the purest
of the miehty," in that striking phrase of Jean
Paul Bicbter: "The conqueror who incor
porates with himself the whole human race."
as Napoleon told General Bertrand at St.
Helena, and "makes the human soul an annex
of his own existence." Around Him are
grouped the apostles St. James, the most up
right and downright of men, utterly intolerant
ol shams; St. Peter, who, as he first comes into
view (afterward he became the rock-man), is
the most one-sidedand impulsive of men, never
opening his mouth without putting his foot in
it, as an Irishman would say; and St. John, a
remarkable combination of the contemplative
and the active, a sun of thunder (Boanerges),
and a child of peace, equally natural on the
breast of Christ, and in calling down fire from
heaven on the Samaritan village that refused
to receive the Master.
In these kaleidoscopic pages, too, we meet
famous names. Jerusalem (habitation of
peace), is omnipresent a lofty city in more
senses than one, for it is 2,500 feet above the
Mediterraneah Sea, only 32 miles away; and
stands3,6O0fcet above the Valley of the Jordan.
The constant scriptural allusion to the going
up to Jerusalem was evidently, like most
popular sayiDgs, based on solid fact. And the
Jordan (the descender, in allusion to Its ter
rential and down-plunging course) roars in our
ears as it winds and rushes from its cradle in
Lebanon through its lire of SCO miles to its
grave in the Dead Sea a history in every
ripple. This river is mentioned ISO times in
the Old Testament, and 15 times in the New
Testament. It blends the memories of the
Mosaic and of the Christian dispensations. It
is the baptismal font of the whole earth.
One envies neither the bead nor the heart of
the man. woman or child who can meet such
personages and pass through such scenes un
A German Story.
The Germans have a story which that home
loving people delight to repeat. A father,
when his daughter became a bride, gave her a
golden casket, with the injunction not to pass
it into other hands, for it held a charm which,
in her keepmz, wonld be of inestimable value
to her as the mistress of a home. Not only
was she to have the entire care of it, but she
was to take it every morning to the cellar, the
kitchen, the dining room, tho library, the
parlor, the bediooms. and to remain with it
in each place for at least five minutes look
ing carefully about. After the lapse of three
years the father was to send bcr the key, that
the secret talisman might be revealed. The
directions were followed. The key was sent.
The casket was opened. It was found to con
tain an old parchment upon which were writ-1"
ten these words: "The eyes of the mistress
are worth a hundred pairs of servants' hands."
The wise father knew tbat a practice of in
spection followed faithfully for three years,
would become a habit and be self-perpetuating
tbat the golden casket and the hidden
charm would have accomplished their mission.
We commend this story to those house-wives
whose homes, like the primeval chaos, are
"without form, and void."
What Dnrvrin Said.
Here is what the late Charles Darwin, the
great naturalist (not an over friendly observer
of Christianity), once said of certain critics of
"They forget or will noi remember that hu
man sacrifice and the power of an idolatrous
priesthood, a system of profligacy, unparalleled
in any other part of the world; infanticide, a
consequence or tbat system; bloody wars,wbere
the conquerors spared neither women nor chil
drenthat all theJe things had been abolished,
and tbat dishonesty. Intemperance and licen
tiousness has been greatly reduced by the
introduction of Christianity. In a voy
age to forget these things is a base in
gratitude; for should be chance to he at the
point of shipwreck on some unknown coast, he
will most devoutly pray that the lesson of the
missionary may have extended thus far."
A Beautiful Pnmn Be
Arnold Thomas, in a beautiful passage, que
ries: "Shall I come to 'Christ's table and take
the sacramental bread and say 'It Is His body,
broken for me? and then proceed; 'but us tot
Him, the crumbs that fall from my table the
odd quarters or dollars that I can spare, the
things tbat are left, after my own wants are
abundantly supplied these shall be payment
f or Gethsemane and requital for the cross."
The Question in the Christian Ufa Is not Stl
will be easy?" but It is. ,"What are we boafcd
do By honor and duty and lover'
Odds aad End.
"Who win fill no those empty pews fa tfed
church? Spurzeon says his people did tan .
for him when be went to London, by Inviting
outsiders to come and hear him, and by mak
ins them feel at home when they did coma; A
co-operating people God bless them!
One trood thin tr about Mnuamedanism and
who can deny tbat it presents some Kood f ea
turei amonc heans of rubbish? Is Its fierce
hostility to gambling. Dice, cards, betMsft-i
etc., are rigorously uroscnDeo, ana cosnaerea
so wicked that a gambler's testimony Is Invalid
In a court of law. '
Protestants are building ten churches every
day In the United States. So. Christianity is -
not dead, nor Is Christian liberality a lost art. '
The Paris (Ky.) Citizen announces tbat there i
is not a saloon in Marshal county, and not a
prisoner in jail. That county must be a sectloa
ofparadlse. Pass it around. 4
The charitable and religious organization of
"Tne King's Dauzbters," started; only a year or
two ago, now numbers over ou,iu; memoers.
A Story With a MjrnU
Two little sisters were about to start for Sun
day school, and looking at the clock discovered
that it was almost time for the session to he ;
ein. "Oh." said one. "I'm afraid we will be
late. Let ns kneel down and pray thatwe may
Htthftrnln tlmn." The other, not less a be 1
flcver in prayer, but more practical, replied, J
Nn liTirnn font as we can. and nrav as"!
we go along." Tho consequence was that
they were not late. The story carries a good
moral, "faith without works Is dead, being
Secret prayer is the secret of pray er. C. fl-. AV,
In to-day already walks to-morrow. Colt-.
The recognition of sin is the beginning of i
To fill your soul with the spirit of heaven
here is to make sure of goinf to heaven here
The heart that is soonest awake to the flow
ers is always the first to be touched by tho
I have learned more of experimental re
ligion since my little child died than iaallmy
life before. jBuahnell.
Goodness, like the river Nile, overflows Its
banks to enrich the soft, and throw plenty into
tne country. cottier.
Man is not born to solve the problem of the
universe, but to find out what he has to do and ,
then to do that Goethe.
"Nnthintrcan beinore Indecent than to hear
a dead preacher speaking to dead hearers the,
living trutn ot me living uoa. jtroocr.
The life of Christianity consists in possessive '
pronouns. It is one thing to say "Christ Is a
Savior." It is quite another thing to say "He
is my Savior and my Lord." The devil can
say the first; the true Christian alone can say
the second. Ryle.
When I returned from Italy some years ago
the Mont Cenis tunnel was newly opened, and
I reckoned it must be a dreary passage. I
thoueht It must be very dark, and therefore I
had better provide a caudle; it would be damp
and close, and therefore I reckoned on closing
every window lor tear 1 should breathe the im
pure air. So I speculated: but when I traversed
that wonderful passage the car was well lighted,
and much of the tunnel also, and I sat at the
open window, finding it as easy to breathe as
on the mountain side. It was a joy rather than
a peril to pas. through the dreaded tunnel. So
shall the voyager along the good old way find
tbat death Is not what be dreams. Jesus will
light the darksome way, and the soul will need
no candle of earth; fresh breezes from glory -shall
drive away the death-damps, and the
music 01 angeis snail maae tne neari isreuu
of all pains. Bpurgeon.
SISTER SUE'S BUDGET.
The Protestant Home for Boys Resume of
the Week In Kellalons Circlet.
The lady managers of the Protestant
Home for Boys celebrated their third ann
versaryen Friday, February 22. Tha re
ception wis from 3 P. 51. until 10 P. H., at
the Home. 33 Anderson street, Allegheny,
The object of the society is to provide a
home for friendless boys between the ages ef
6 and 18 years, and certainly tre atmosphere of
the house is that of a Christian home! and the
influence of those In charge cannot be meavj
ured. The accommodations are as perfect as y
those in the majority of homes that accoroA
mouate out a single umuy. xuere is rooia
for as many as 50 boys. Any boy can be ad-
mitted that is needy and willing to obey the
rules of the Home. He will be required to pay)
lor his board according to his income. Pay-l
ments will be made weekly, in advance, unless'
different arrangements are made with thejK
The boys' interests are studied and their iu-1
dividual welfare is cared for bv the ladies hi
charge, so that every opportunity Is given;
them to become ?ood citizens. The house is.
well situated, is easy of access and a. shortjl
... . 1 ..!... Vahmah m f.n .11 ftK
teacher has been employed to conduct tho
night school in tho house. The schoolroom Is
cheerful and quiet. So that the boys employed1
WaiK IU tllO UU91HC39 UUU3C3 Ui U.U -l J 4
during tne uay win nave ampie opporiGnitT to.
h..nmA fa. lili!, with thft KflfflMB tmnehfl!
taught in common school, the teacher. Mr. Hj
P. Maxwell, has a room in the ouuaing, tnnsi
establishing a bond of good fellowship with tha
boys, and an opportunity to matte tneir weuare,
liia nam. ThBllbmrv nrovided for the dots is.
not yet completely filled. Here is a chance fot
some one wno enjovs uaos. uu jing. jiajr uuo
of the lady managers will accept a check for'
tho benefit of this borne with a grace that will
mVn the donor hannv for all time. 1
The officers are: president, Mr. Wm. Mc-J
Crearv: First Vice President, .airs. A. is. aic-,
Cord;"Second Vice President. Mrs. Captain!
James Boyd; Treasurer, Mrs. B. D. McGonigle;
Secretary, Mrs. James T. Patterson: Corre
sponding Secretary, Mrs. S. E. Tavman: Man-'
aeers. Mrs. J. A. Thompson. Mrs. J. J. Yowasf
Mrs. James Boyd, Mrs. Captain Charles Frtsn
bee, airs. a. v. Jicuonigie, Jirs. y . a. iiewivi
Mrs. B. H. Gilliford, Mrs. Ida L. Easton, Mr
F, H. Eggan. Mrs. Agnes K. Duff. Miss E. 31,
Armstrong. Mrs. Eli Edmondson, Mrs. Willla-T
Ntson. Mrs.A-E. McCord. Mrs. Dr. D.M.1
Riegs. Mrs. J. S. blade. Mrs. Henry TannerJ
Mr. John McClurg. Mrs. s. u. uutier. airs. tu
C. Dickinson, Mrs. Charles Bowman, Mrs. Patr
Charitable and Religions Notes.
TnE "bandage party" at the Allegheny Hos-J
pital, under the charge of Miss Tillledsley, thej
Superintendent of the training school, gave
the lltue IOIKS somctning fco uo, aiiu cutue-i
qucntiy a happy time.
The ladies in charge of the Sick Dletl
Kitchen have had to postpone their reception!
and donation until Monday. March 4. The!
ladies are much encouraged in tboir new enter-S
prise, having had some Mi extra orders tor sicsl
diets in the last month. M
Dk. B. C. Jrx.i.isoN gave his lecture. "GeoM
ogy from a Local Standpoint," to the Order otl
King's Daughters of St. Peter's Church orj
Tuesday. The lecture contained much of ln-J
terest, and not less of instruction. All Were J
delighted witn tne entertainment, 01 wmen tnej
lecture was a special ieature.
THE Sunday School Association "primary
meeting" was held on Thursday In Trinity!
Church. Pittsburg. Among other questions!
discussed, was the organization and adoptions
of a constitution. The address in the evenngr,
was made by Kev. K. K. swope. a. D., rector ot'
St. Matthew's Church, Wheeling, W. Va. W
The Young People's Christian League of Al
legheny county was held this week in the Third
TJ. P. Church, Allegheny. The meeting US
tened to an address from Rev. David S. Ken
nedy, after which the reports from the differ-". -ent
societies in the league were called. Mr3
Thomas J. Garland read an interesting paDervit
Miss Ada Scandretr. with the choir, closed thai
programme for the evening. m
A UNIQUE entertainment in the way of 2V
uasket social was held this week (Thursday) atfl
the residence of Mr. Samuel Hamilton. Re4
becca street, East End, for the benefit of thsM
library of the Butler Street M.E. ChurchJ
Lunch baskets were furnished at the churchM
and in each one was sufficient lunch for two.
The baskets were auctioned off at Mr. Hamil4
ton's residence, after which the lunch baskets
were opened, and the contests disposed of. mt
The ladles of the Shady Avenue BaptlstJ
.Church gave a church fair in the Frankstnwajl
Bink on Thursday and Friday evenings. ThajS
bazaar was well patronized, helping all to feel 2
that the labor expended in making prepara-X
tions was not in vain. The tables tnd booths
were beautifully decorated, and. with, bright!
and happy faces to preside over them, could,
not hut make the scene one of beauty and ea-m
cbantment. The Woman's Fund bad a quiet
corner, and did good work, with Miss Coral
Reese as chairmin. and Miss Rbea VernerAf
Miss Fannie King. Miss Katie Black,
and Miss Sara Lippincott as assistants
The temperance battle still goes on, and liU
looks like a victory for the ladles. A spedalS
meeting was held this week to prepare re3
monstrances against g-antlng licences. Tlwg
meeting was in charge of Mrs. I. R. JIarrisoe.1,1
and was held in the TJ. P. Church, sad was
called for tho purpose ot deciding upon pls fsr
"Constitutional amendment work." The ladies
will civo special attention to the distribution o-f
pamphlets and temperance literature dnfte
J5?5mendme2tcamP!l13' aad is ttioaSt ,
100,000 pages of literature will be disirlbaM.
The headquarters for the County W. a T.-ff. 1
have been established at SU SadtfaaM,s4t
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