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TEE ART OF JAPAN.
K Oriental Decorations Employed in
Beautifying Our Homes
WITH THEIR UNIQUE BRILLIANCY.
Magnificent Booms in the YanderMlt and
DE.-HAJDIOXD'S JAFANESE BEDROOM
rwiUTTEX FOB TEE DISPATCH. J
The most rational of all the manias which
from time to time ravage the community
has been the Japanese. The fan and stick
less parasol contain elements of decoration
which are difficult to abuse and which in
the proper hands are capable of the most
pleasing decorative effects.
"We saw that at the last exhibition of the
water color society when the National
Academy of Design received an unusual
touch in view of the costume ball. Then
the large south room had a frieze of cold
Japanese cloth in which dead gold parasols
were placed as disks between branches of
palm, the gold and dull green mingling in
Dr. William Hammond years ago had a
Japanese bedroom with a frieze of fans that
showed what could be done in this way.
The merit of Japanese decorations is that It
never looks cheap if managed with any de
gree of skill; and the reason why it is so
difficult to offend in using Japanese mater
ials is because the Japanese are so thor
oughly an artistic people that they show it
on the commonest paper, the cheapest cot
tons and the simplest wares.
Drawing is with them practically an in
stinct, and their knowledge of natural forms
amounts to omnisccnce. The truth to na
ture's freshness and sense of spontaneity
that one finds in every turn of a dry and
broken branch conveys a lively sense of
pleasure. The skill and assurance with
which they juxtapose colors defy laws and
harmonize the irreconcilable with an
audacity which captures us.
So lar removed as the east is from the west
is the Japanese theory of decoration from
that ot mediaeval Europe, the source of that
modern decoration we have received filtered
through William Morris and his school.
It is the old conflict in modern guise be
tween our art and natural command long
ago strengthened on the one side by the
third commandment, as in Arabia, it was
by the command of the prophet, so pro
foundly influencing the directions of Moor
ish ornaments. The position of naturalism
to-day both in art and literature has been
strengthened by and reacted in favor of
Mr. John La Farge was the first man in
this country and at least 25 Tears ago to ap
preciate Japanese art. At that time it was
not only difficult to carry anyone beyond
the belief that the Japanese didn't know
anything about perspective, but the de
mand for artistic surroundings had not "set
One of the first and equivalent results of
our American stained glass were three panels
made by Mr. La Farge for the nursery of
Mr. Cornelius "Vanderbilt They were Jap
anese effects in which a mountain,
Fujiyama, moonlight, a lake and a house
combined in a beautiful piece of color, and
in which lay that snggestiveness of story
and legend that always find a place in Jap
anese art. The most independent adapter
of Japanese art has been Mr. Bobert Blum,
the artist. His first efforts were seen in a
studio occupied by Mr. Blum and Mr.
Xjungren, and its novelty as well as beauty
captured every one who entered it. There
was a coarse canvas frieze on which were
painted branches of cherry and apple,
skimming birds, Japanese emblems and
Japanese stuffs and wares assisted the deco
ration. Mr. Blum was then called upon to decor
ate the dining room of the house now: occu
pied by Mr. George Blanchard on "Wash
ington Square, which was done on a more
elaborate scale. And he is the decorator of
the tower room in Mr. Charles J. Osborne's
villa at Mamaroneck. Mr. Osborne's villa
is beautifully situated on the Sound, and
this tower room overlooks the prospect of
wood and lake. It is conical and the dec
oration begins above the matted dado. This
Eeems to be taken from cloud efiects that
are seen on cheap Japanese fans. It con
sists of waving bands of shaded gray, blue
and pink. Their irregular outlines are
further defined on. the one side bv a dull
silvered cord about the size of a clothesline.
The color lightens toward the apex of the
cone, when it suddenly darkens by the in
troduction of browns and hangs above like
a storm cloud, and out of the threatening
mass at the very top three gilded dragons
lilt their heads.
A CLETEE DEVICE.
I saw this room before it was furnished,
and happening to speak while standing in
the center of the room was startled by a cu
rious response above. Looking hastily up
I saw for the first time these angry beasts.
The sound appeared to come so directly
from their mouths that for the moment my
heart stood still. A more cleverly conceived
echo could not be devised.
Japanese fans and stuffs and paper of , the
commonest sort teem with notions that he
used successfully. I have seen a matting
dado in a nursery ornamented with clever
copies of the curious domestic groups that
make so interesting and familiar a part of
Japanese decoration. Kakimonos, which
are the Japanese pictures, and are used to
hang on the walls, are infinitely better than
poor pictures. Some of these are very mag
nificent, and the Japanese have their old
masters who painted kakimonos as we
have our old masters in oil. They bring
high prices both in Europe and this coun
try, but the Japanese have this advantage,
that the kakimonos are also good art and
cheap pictures with us usually mean bad
Dr. E. H. "Williams, of Philadelphia, has
a Japanese room that carries with it that
interesting and fruitful snggestiveness
, which always is found in Japanese art
The principal partof the decoration is the
frieze, the room being buns; below in Japan
ese stuffs. The frieze is gilded and painted
upon with branches of blossoming cherry
and plum. Inserted among this decoration
and assisting it, is a Japanese poem cele
brating the delights of love and spring.
The Japanese room as it is commonly
found is a sort of show room for Japanese
objects of art Such is the famous Japanese
room of Mrs. "W. H. Vanderbilt, which is a
cabinet of a magnificent kind for Japanese
curios. The wood is cherry but painted to
represent red lacquer and occupies a promi
nent place above as trusses beneath the
ceiling of interlaced bamboo. The walls
are hung in Japanese gold brocade and are
divided into irregular shelves such as we
see in the teak wood cabinets. These
shelves and the little curtained receptacles
hold the precious wares, jade porcelains and
bronzes and here and fhere gleam brilliant 1
pieces 01 enioroiaery.
This use of wood simulating red lacquer
is not confined to Japanese rooms, but is
used where certain color schemes in red are
desired. There is a richness in the color of
red lacquer, a certain sense of yellow in the
red to which it owes its full glowing tone
that so readily carries upward into yellow,
and which can be contrasted with certain
blues with such admirable results.
BEAUTT'3 SILENT ELOQUENCE.
The Japanese room of Mr. Henry Mar
quand, the new President of the Metropoli
tan Museum, illustrates the adaptability of
Japanese art room needs. Its purpose is
that of a living room, a room in which a
man may find himself t home surrounded
not only by his family, but also bv the pre
cious but eloquent silence of dear inanimate
things. The snggestiveness ot Japanese art,
which has been several times alluded to,
makes it the best of company. Every form
jt packed with meaning. Lying back at
his ease, the owner of this room may read,
wherever his eyes turn the legends, goblin
stories, grotesque babies, mythology and
poetry ot this interesting people", for these
are written wherever the Japanese artist
has traced a surface with brush, chisel,
grave or needle. i
The room is a combination of old and
modern work. Mr. Marquand had collected
much that could be incorporated in the
structure of the room, and this has been
supplemented bv modern work carried out,
however, on Japanese principles and in the
spirit ofJapanese art
Conceive of the room in panels, and each
panel a picture or an effect in color made up
of the most magnificent materials. These
panels include doors, windows and fireplace,
each treated in a way that shows the beauti
ful artistically, but have some meaning.
Thedoors, for example, may be considered
as pictures set in magnificent frames. .There
are two of them and they are double, disap
pearing where bronze dragons on the floor
uncoil themselves and disappear in the wall.
The pictures in one door are two superb
lacquer panels representing spring and
autumn, and the other the thunder god and
an engaging devil simulated in gold, ivory
and mother of pearl. The frames are mag
nificently carved and with panels of
wrought metal and stack work.
The wall space between the panels are
hung with embroideries on red velours with
scenes of domestic life wrought fully an
inch in relief Then come irregular shelv
ing and cabinets of quebracho wood, a hard
red wood from Brazil, which is the wood
used in the room. In one of these cabinet
panels with background of silver lacquer
and bronze, each piece a work of art, is a
magnificent collection of blue and white
porcelain. In another panel are found tor
quoise and green porcelain. Still another
holds Mr. Marquand's superb splash ware
combined with pink and gray porcelain
The baywindow in a raised alcove is an
other of these subdivisions.
THE CULMINATION OF SYMBOLISM.
But all the significance of detail cul
minates at the fire place which celebrates
the mystery of Japanese fire worships. The
symbolism begins with two crystal globes
resting on the backs of two bronze tortoise.
These are wreathed in flame like forms and
aro 1 1 irJ-io1 imrr Koninrl Ktr alAtrin lirvnta
on this base the mantel structure is raised
and terminates in the cross piece cloissone
panels indicating the seven wonders of the
world. Birds, flowers, wave crests, finny
things, all the insects that are attracted by
flame, find a place here in fire screen, fender,
fire implements, while the center of all this
symbolism is an immense chased silver
plaque set in the mantel breast
The ceiling of the room is written over
with rich carvings. Here the months are
represented in the signs of the zodiac, the
days of the week, the 26 letters of the alpha
bet, the numerals up to ten, the hours of the
day with suggestive legends, flowers, fruits
and all sorts of natural forms, unite in an
elaborate scheme. From the center a chain
of bronze monkeys support a vase around
which is a corona of candle. The clock is
another beautiful feature. Old Time cuts
out the hours, and a crystal ball on which
are flying birds swinging across a back
ground of tiny turquoise vases. The
bronze registers stimulate tongues of flame.
And a ventilating apparatus of bronze forms
the .pedestal for a large pentagonic vase,
the gem of M. Marquand's collection. Elec
tric light, steam heat, modern ventilation,
electricity do not belong to Japanese life,
but to these Japanese art gracefully bends.
Tbe adaptation to the acquirements of our
later civilization as it is seen here is very
interesting. Another thing is worth re
marking, and apropos of what a Japanese
of cultivation who lives here once said to
me, which was: "The profusion in your
American houses bewilders me. He makes
our pleasures co further. In a Japanese
room you rarely see more than one kind of
art at a time. That is given the most promi
nent place in the room. Everything does
it honor. Then, when we havefeasted and
drunken on its beauty, it is taken tor some
other part of the house, and some other
beautiful thing takes its place. But you
Americans, with your common rooms, suffer
always an artistic indigestion."
Now, in Mr. Marquand's room, which is
made up of beautiful things, this difficulty
is obviated by withdrawing them into
panels, of which the color impression is
the first thing, leaving the details to assert
Mart Gat Humphbets.
THE WHITE HODSE LADT.
Mrs. Harrison Is Her Own Housekeeper
and Superintends Thins.
Philadelphia, Tim es. l
The domestic routine of the "White House
is very much similar to what the Harrison
household was in Indianapolis. Mrs. Har
rison is her own housekeeper. She looks after
everything. Every morning she gives her
orders to the 'retinue of servants. The
steward gets his instructions regularly every
morning. So does everybody else. Mrs.
Harrison's management of the Executive
Mansion is the personification of simplicity.
She goes about the residence portion ot the
"White House, which is the west end part,
as though she was in a little quiet, unpre
tentious home. She is not awed of the
great high ceilings, the big rooms, the
stately fnrniture or the immeese portraits of
dead Presidents and their wives, who look
down upon her out of their gilded frames.
Mrs. Harrison is very active and of a very
cheerful disposition. She goes shopping
and carries bundles back to the White
House, and gets out of a common coupe
with as little pretension as though she was
entering her old home In the "West. The
servants of the "White House have come to
like her. She has a kind word for all of
So far four servants have been 'discharged,
a drunken waiter, who drank too much on
inauguration day; drunken watchman, who
thought he had been there so long that he
couldn't be dischargedand two colored laun
dresses, who marched off for several after
noons at 2 o'clock with the Leys of the
laundry in their pockets, and who didn't
return until 9 o'clock in the mornings.
A New Wny to Hill Sparrows.
A Bay City man has found a new means
of reducing the English sparrow flock. He
arms the birds with tiny steel spurs and
makes them fight as a chicken fancier
would a pair of game cocks. The birds
are so pugnacious that a battle generally
ends in the death of one of the contesants.
Burlington Free Press.
Smith Jones, were you enlisted during
Jones No, nut my sympathies were.
A Vigorous Awakening.
Sirs. Fondley "Why, father! what are
Little Edwin I thought he'd slept long
enough, so I connected his Mectric belt with
th' burglar alarm an touched her off.
See that you are not imposed on by imi
tations, of Salvation Oil Price 25 cts a
The Prohibition Amendment
May stop the sale of liquor, but it will only
increase the popularity of Marvin's superior
bread and crackers. All grocers keep them.
WICKED MONTE CAELO
A Glance at Some of the Terrible
Scenes Witnessed There.
WHERE VICIOUS PEOPLE LINGER.
How Childhood is Exposed to theAtmos
, phereof the Gaming Hell.'
A DEAD TOWN FOR ALL BDT GAMBLEE6
There is not in all the world so melancholy
a place as Monte Carlo, a "-quarter" so dull
and deserted as the Condamine. Perhaps in
the morning you meet the cuisinieres and
the coiffeurs, the former going to market,
the latter to wait on the ladies forming their
clientele; but after 1 o'clock everybody is at
the Casino. Even Pompeii, with its few
visitors, is certainly livelier than Monte
Carlo. The only vehicles you see are those
going from the railway station to the Casino,
or "the employes' omnibus," which takes
backward and forward the croupiers and
the musicians, all of whom live in old Mon
aco. Monte Carlo is, in fact, a dead tows.
People live there only for the tripot The
administration is so motherly in its care for
you that it keeps all temptations out of your
way. You do not see, as at Baden, shops
full of jewelry and diamonds near the Casino
magasins where you could "spend the
money which you have gained at the tables.
Besides the art-pottery and the preserved
fruits, I defy you to find anything to buy
for your friends. No; all the money which
you have in your pocket, as well as that
which goes out of the Casino, must be kept
at Monte Carlo.
Charming for a week's or a fortnight's
visit Monte Carlo is insupportable beyond
that time. If you are tired of the concerts
and one cannot be listening to music every
evening if ' you do pot grumble, if you
know by heart the salles de jeu and the peo
plewho throng them, if you have read the
newspapers in the reading-room what can
you do with yourself for the rest -of the
evening? Tour only resource is to smoke a
cigar in the atrium, which is somewhat
akin to "behind the scenes" of a theater.
You see in the atrium something, of every
thing, and types which you had not noticed
in the gambling rooms. Here are the women
not respectable enough, in the opinion of
the administration, to be favored with a
carte d'entree. You ask yourself what these
unfortunate outsiders can possibly have
done, when you see the people who are ad
mitted to the rooms, and who promenade
them like queens! Besides these, you see
in the atrium the persons who are waiting
for the gamblers ot both sexes who have
promised to bring them their winnings, in
order not to risk losing them.
A MOTLEY CONTINGENT.
The people who are owed money, and who
are waiting to be paid, also form a numer
ous contingent. This gentleman walking
so fast, without a hat, has come to smoke a
cigar, to see if that will "change the luck."
Tbe money lenders of both sexes swarm in
the atrium to-night, for they have learned
that a young Marquis, concerning whose
means they are perfectly well informed, has
lost, in less than half an hour, 45,000 francs,
and all before dinner, too! Poor Marquis!
he is obliged to ask one of the crew a hor
rible ruffian to dine with him at the Hotel
de Paris, and at the public tablet The af
fair will be talked about during dessert
Not over proud, the Marquis! Upon this
divan, near the door leading out of the salle
de jeu, sits the mamma who is ldbking out
for an establishment for her daughter. It
is a good position, this. No one can go out
without being seen. Sometimes also you
are a witness of terrible scenes. You hear
fragments of angry dialogue between hus
band and wife: "You have completely
ruined me, miserable!" "I will ass them
not to let you enter the rooms again!"
"You have taken my earrings, you
thief I" This handsome youngnan, with a
foreign decoration in his coat, threatens an
elderly woman because she will not give
him her bracelet to pawn and ''thus be able
to have another turn at tne tables!
Another revolting sight is the number of
children whom their parents leave in the
atrium, where the most vicious people in
the world congregate, while they go to gam
ble. One shudders -at the thought of what
these poor children are exposed to at the
idea of what they may see and hear. Two
divans seem to be reserved for them; and
every now and then their parents come to
see what they are doing. The little boys are
dressed in English fashion, and the little
girls in the Kate Greenaway style, with
large bonnets such as were worn under the
dircctoire. They make friends of one another,
and talk about their parents. "Mam ma lost
6,000 francs," says one. "My papa lost 10,
0001" says another. "We haven't enough
money to take us back to Paris or to Lon
don!" adds a third. "Papa has telegraphed
to grandpapa to send us some money!"
But they have something to do besides
gossip. Sometimes you see them, book in
hand, learning their lessons. At other
times toward 10 o'clock at night over
come bv fatigue, you will find them
stretched on the divans, fast asleep. I
asked an English boy of 12, who was spin
ning a top in his hand, why he and his
little sister did not go to bed. They were
living at an hotel, had no servants, and
(said the child) their parents did not like
to leave them alone! So every night these
poor children waited in the atrium until
the gambling was over, or th'eir parents
"cleaned out" "Well." I said, "you must be
glad to get to bed then!" "Oh, but we
don't go to bed directly. Papa and mamma
take us with them to the cafe, because they
are so thirsty!" There are children who oc
casionally h'ave to do servants' wqrk. I
have seen some-little Russians going to buy
something for breakfast Their parents did
not dare to go to the charcuticr's themselves,
and were ashamed tolet their servants go.
The atrium is also the refuge of the local
officials and others who are not permitted to
enter the gambling rooms. But on-e would
like to know the motives for their exclusion,
as the administration and the subsidized
newspapers repeat, urbi et orbi, that there
is nothing in the world more honest and
mcral than the gambling as prac
tised at Monte Carlo! How does
the administration explain that what
is eminently moral for . all other
Europeansfor Asiatics,and for Americans,
is a sink of iniquity for the subjects of the
Prince of Monaco? A curious personage
this absolute monarch, the last roi-soleil,
maintained in his principality, after the
Treaties of Vienna, by Talleyrand, who
was, it is said, a relation of the'Princess ot
Monaco a monarch ofto-dav subsidized by
a tripot! M. Blanc did a marvelous stroke
of business. The Prince of Monaco has only
250,000 francs per annum, and 18,000,000
passed over the tapis vert in 1883 ! The re
ceipts for 1881 and 1882 did not, however,
rise beyond 12,000,000.
SNUBBED BY YICTOBIA.
The Prince of Monaco reigns overhis
5,000 subjects from the height of a throne,
glided by the tripot, with the solemnity of
Louis XIV. at Versailles, His guard "
honor (is it the correct'term?) is composed
of 70 men; his army, of 36 carabiniers and
18 sercents de ville. "What people sa
about the etiquettq ot this court is difficult
to realize. Taciturn and blind, the Prince
lives surrounded by Jesuits and "the re
ligious." Some say he is stung by remorse
at his metier; others, on the contrary, assure
us that he regards his satisfactory position
with majestic philosophy and serenity.
Like the Persian monarch, the Prince of
Monaco is seldom seen. His .son, the
hereditary prince, spep'ls a week every
year in the Principality d gives a dinner
to the principal functionaries, tlje clergy,
the navy, the army, the judges, tbe other
principal personages in the Principality,
and the lords of roulette and barons ottrente-et-quarante.
As the hereditary prince" rep
resents his father, all must remain standing
during the reception. Everybody knows
that Queen Victoria passed part of
the spring of 1882 at Mentone. Tbe
potentate of Monaco or rather his
entourage actually expected a visit from
the English Sovereign, and laid themselves
out to give Her Majesty a fitting reception
according to the ceremonial in force at the
Court of Pepin of Heristal. Only the
Prince's privy councillors and "the relig
ious," who never quit his pillow, could tell
us what wild dreams haunted the Prince's
mind at that time. Perhaps he thought
that the Qtieen would ask to review the
troopsl Anv way, the throne was furbished
up and made to look like new. The pro
prietors of the Casino, knowing the Queen's
artistic tastes, put in their programme every
Thursday (that is the classical music day)
the "Symphonie a la Beine," "Weber's over
ture to""Jubel" (which contains the melody
of "God Save the Queen!"), and Mendels
sohn's "Scotch Symphony." It was even said
that the croupiers were, secretly taught the
words of the English national anthem, and
were to sing, "God Save the Queen I"
in chorus as tne Sovereign entered the gam
A BOUQUET EEFUSED.
Every Thursday morning they said,
"The Queen is coming to-day;" and all
through the concert people looked toward
the Prince's bbx; but there was no queen
there! As some sort of consolation, the ad
ministration offered the publio the King
and Queen of Saxony. One day, however,
the arrival of the Boyal break was reported;
but the Queen, who, as all know, strongly
protests against the continuance of the
tripot, and anxiously desires its suppression,
declining to be attracted by the music, and
passing in front of tbe gardens of Monte
Carlo, walked up to Old Monaco, admired
the view, and then returned to Mentone!
What an outrage! Louis XTV. would
not have been so hurt if Queen
Christina of Sweden had refused his
hospitality at Fontainebleau. A few days
previously the gardens of Monte Carlo had
sent the largest bouquet ever seen to Queen
Victoria at Mentone; but, without even
opening the box which contained the flowers,
the Queen caused the bouquet to be returned
to those who had sent it to. her! Happily,
a few days after, the ex-Empress Eugenie
came to pour a little balm upon this wound,
and to console the puppet monarch for the
cruel lesson taught him by the greatest lady
in Europe and the Indies. Although with
out a diocese, the principality possesses a
mitred abbe a bishop in partibus, who
must have at least three parishes under his
jurisdiction before he can obtain a bishopric,
and at Monaco there are only two. But, as
the most cordial understanding exists be
tween the church and the tripot, both
having the same clientele, the mitred abbe
obtained from Mme. Blanc, who was ex
cessively pious, a third parish, appropriately
christened "Notre-Dame de laBoulette!"
BOGUS ANTIQUE F$tNITUE.
Some Made of Old Luiuber and Some
Stained to Look Old.
Boiton Advertiser. a
An old furniture repairer said the other
day that at least three-quarters of the alleged
antique furniture for which wealthy people
pay fabulous prices is bogus. "How are
they made?" says he. "When an old build
ing at the North End is torn down there
is always a good demand for the an
cient oak timbers and sheathing. They are
sound, well-seasoned and unmistakably old.
This lumber makes up into excellent antique
furniture. Those who make it are cunning
workmen, and they all know how to apply
chemicals which have the effect ot 'aging'
the completed article so -that it is difficult
even for an expert to detect the fraud.
"But these clever cabinet-makers are not
always scrupulous enough to have their
clawiboted chairs, cabinets and so forth
made up of old wood, but work up fresh
young maple or oak, and stain or color it in
such a way that you would believe the arti
cle a century old. Some of the purchasers
of these wonder why they snap and crack
as they stand in their rooms. Of course
they wouldn't do it if they were genuine
antiques. By and by the veneering scales
oft or the joints draw apart, and the thing
is brought to me for repairs. I always know
when I see one of these antiques coming in
that someone has been paying too much for
a whistle. " .
MACHINE OIL IN SALAD.
How Some Young; Lady Students In Boston
Were BIndo Very Sick.
Boston, April 12. There was something
the matter with the salad at the New En
gland Conservatory of Music last night To
day, with the several hundred young lady
students at the institution, tbe usual scale
running and solfeggios have become a mat
ter of less than secondary consideration.
Por the nonce, indeed, the girls are thor
oughly at odds with life and off tone with
It is all through a mistake of the Con
servatory's grocers. Big grocers they are
the biggest dealers of their sort in th city,
and theirmistake was correspondingly big.
They had an order for a large lot of salad
oil, for the Conservatory tables. In place of
it they sent machine oil. That's what ailed
the salad. And that's what ailed the girls.
No fatalities are looked for. -
The Doctor Soaked His Lantern.
A Stockton doctor's wife recently asked
him to draw a pail of water. It was quite
late in the evening and tbe doctor took' a
pail in one hand and a lighted lantern in
the other and started for tbe well. A hook
and pole was used in the absence of a pump.
The dpetor carefully fastened the lantern to
the pole and lowered ii into the well, sub
merging and entinguishing the, light Jt
was only when the lantern was diawn to
the surface that the mistake was discovered.
He must be the doctor that sawed off the
Good Women With Worthless Husbands.
Norrlstown Herald. 1
A Boston man offers to prove by statistics
that seven-tenths of the marriage engage
ments that are broken are broken by women.
When we look around and see the number
of worthless husbands supported by their
wives, the wonder is that at least ten-tenths
of the broken marriage engagements are
not broken by women.
Allowance for Errors.
Burlington i'ree Press.
Tubbs I flatter myself that honesty is
printed on my face.
Grnbbs Well er yes, perhaps with
some allowance for typographical errors.
Not Accustomed to tbe Pastime.
Mr. Hardy Lee (of Montpelier, Vt, who
has come down to the seaboard to buy a
yacht) We shall have to have a new wheel
put in, captain. I never can ride this one in
the world. Judge.
Use only Marvin's superior bread and
crackers. They are for sale by all grocers,
and are the best made in the State.
.SUNDAY, APRIL ' 14.
Bessie Bramble Discourses on the
South Carolina Idea of the
WHOLE DDTY OF MAN TO WOMAN.
Southrons Give Up Their Seats in the Cars
to Ladies:, bat
N0T-ANETEN CHANCE IN LIFE'SBATTLES
COBH-srONPEKCX 01 THS DISPATCH.
Aiken, S. C, April 9. We used to hear
a vast deal in the North about "Southern
chivalry." General report made the infer
ence plain that Southern gentlemen were
made up of about equal.parts of Sir Philip
Sidney and Chevalier Bayard and Thomas
Jefferson and Lord Chesterfield. It was
boastingly claimed before the war that they
were assuredly more valorous and courage
ous as well as knghts of chivalry, but while
the first idea was effectually dispelled by
the showing of the war that Yankee grit
was more than a match for cultivated valor,
the second claim has still been held as a
peculiar characteristic of the men of the
In a discussion a few nights ago a South
ern lady maintained that the men away
down here in Dixey were more high-toned
than those of northern latitudes; that they
had loftier ideals of what constituted the
whole duty of man; that they were not lost
in devotion to the almighty dollar, and
were less given to digging and delving for
vulgar wealth; that they were more atten
tive to the sweet amenities of life, more
deferential and courteous in their treatment
of women, and, in short, more like the
knights of old and warriors bold, made fa
mous in song and story. It was pretty
soon made plain, however, that her idea
of chivalry was simply that men in the
South were more deferential to women;
more prone to pick up their handkerchiefs
with courtly grace; more punctilious about
giving them the inside of the sidewalk and
the corner of the church pew; more given
to compliments and poetic praise; more gal
lant in their demeanor, and more elegant in
their society manners. No gentlemen of
Southern birth and breeding would sit in
the cars and let a woman stand, no man
would fail to resent an insult to his wife Or
sister even to the extreme of laying down'
SOUNDS "WELL, BUT
Now all this sounds very fine as proudly
related by the Southern sister, but its truth
has not been forcibly impressed upon our
mind by personal observation. But even if
it were all true, it would not put a stamp of
superiority upon the noble Southrons as
compared with their Northern brethren in
the line of true nobility or real goodness.
Manners, after all as some one says are
only the shadows of virtues. A. better
measure is that proposed by Mrs. Prim
rose that "Handsome is as handsome
does." "Comparisons," as Shakespeare puts
it, "are odious," and by glorifying
the chivalry of the South at the expense of
the North, amity and good feeling are not
enhanced. But if the truth were made
plain, it would showthat what is ordinari
ly called "chivalry" is as common North as
it is South, if by that is meant good man
ners, kindness, politeness, and the general
desire to be agreeable.
The chivalry of the South, as shown in
the regard for and the treatment of women,
are as deficient in justice and tbe
practical working of the Golden
Rule- as among the veriest
boors'" of anywhere. An intelligent,
cultured Southern man will be as tenderly
solicitous of the comfort of ladies, and as
sweetly complimentary in his conduct to
them as the Bayard or Chesterfield of any
country, but he is no more to be trusted to
make wise and just laws for their 'interest
and protection as a class than the veriest
mudsill of the North. Nowhere in the
Union do the highest ideas as to sweeter
manners, purer laws andiJcommon justice
prevail less than in the .State of South
Carolina, which so highly prides itself
upon its chivalry and devotion to women.
NO JUSTICE FOE WOMAN.
One of the States that may claim some of
highest honors in Bevolutionary days, and
perhaps we may say tbe direst dishonor of
the Rebellion, it is of all the States of the
union the hardest upon those described by
"The last the Dest of all God's works,
Holy, divine, good, amiable and sweet."
It maintains and exults in the worst
features of tbe old common law with regard
to them, and yet boasts of its chivalrous de
votion to them. South Carolina gentlemen
will pick up the handkerchief of the South
Carolina sisters with the grace ofaRaleigh,
tickle their ears with the compliments of a
Chesterfield, but they will not make a law
by which a married woman can hold her
own property or escape legally from the
persecutions and abuse of a brutal coward.
They will give the woman they love the in
side of the curb, and the corner of the pew,
and the seat in the cars, but they will not
grant them justice, or fair play, or an equal
chance in the battle of life. They will
glorify them in poetry, exalt them among
the angels in sentiment, and do lots ot nice
little things to show their appreciation of
the dearly beloved sisters, but they will not
accord to them the privileges of independ
ence, the right to joint ownership of the
family estate, or equal guardianship of
They will, as they claim, stand second to
none in praise and appreciation of their
virtues, or in paying them high devoirs as
saints and angels, but they will allow no
legal escape tor even the most holy and
pure from marriage with the most cruel,
brutal, depraved and profligate of men.
With black slavery abolished white
slavery in marriage is ardently upheld by
laws made ostensibly by the wisest Could
Northern boors and mudsills do worse or
farther go? '
It is a gratification to know that Pennsyl
vania'men, while not all up to the standard
of their high calling, are yet more ad
vanced, more just, more fair, than all the
"Southern chivalry" we have come across
put together. Pennsylvania dees not take
first rank as,a State that provides for equal
rights, but it is ahead of most of the States
in the South in giving its citizens fair play
and an open field. Not boasting of chiv
alry or of extreme devotion, or defer
ence to women, it yet does more to
make their lives tolerable, their rights
secure, their chance of happiness more ten
able than perhaps any State in the South,
let alone South Carolina, whose boast it is
that a woman making a mistake in marriage
can never have it rectified, or escape from
its horrors, or cease from its slavery, save by
With this in view, it seems to us " that
even if the dear sisters' view of chivalry
were correct, that we would rather take our
chances on the outside of the pavement or
as to standing in the cars, or as to all those
little deferences and obligations that men
inflict upon women as chivalrous devotion
to their interests.
Northern visitors, without intending it,
perhaps, are an immense missionary force
in the South. The good sisters of the White
Bibbon are pouring their ultra sentiments
into the souls of women everywhere at tbe
winter resorts. They get up little meetings
in hotel and boarding house parlors, and
are organizing and recruiting vast reserves
for the W. JD. T. TJ. Moreover, they are
advertising agents without being aware of
it, since everywhere they urge the forma
tion of clnbs for its organ, the Union
IT SHOCKED SOUTHEEN LADIES.
days ago a club ot ten was gotten up in
short order. The ladies of the South are al
most overwhelmed at the idea of a woman
speaking out in meeting. Such an inde
corous thing, such a departure from old
time wars, such a violation ot the domestic
creeds of times agone, but they are being
educated up to it quite fast
At a little meeting in the interest of or
ganizing a White Bibbon Club, a Southern
lady, with tremendous claims to ancestry
toldusthat she had never in her life before
heard a woman speak or "pray in any
meeting before, and lo, before the meeting
ended, being invited she was betrayed into
relating some personal experiences, and was
greatly surprised when she found that she
had made quite a speech herself, although
without the lormality of rising to her feet
Perhaps those present were not greatly
amused. AVe know we had a little laugh
away down low. Her remarks went far
to justify somebody's wise saying that the
way to speak in public is to speak right
out, and if any eloquence be in you, it will
This lady had never heard a woman's
speech until that day, and yet like a pent
up rill she fell over the rocks, and went
singing to the sea in a speech that for native
eloqnence and touching pathos that struck
home we never heard surpassed by a finished
speaker. She had evidently been keeping
all these matters in her heart, and a touch
of opportunity sent her off. What a won
derful power is this
GREAT GIFT OF ELOQUENCE.
This ability to reach the heart and wake
the soul of the multitude. Men study for it,
waste the midnight oil for it, tax
their time and powers and learning
to the utmost stretch tor it, and never
succeed in becoming more than intolerable
bores, who do more to injure the cause they
advocate with labored "arguments and ac
quired logic, while they with magnetic
force of native eloquence can reach tbe
hidden fires, with the divine spark and
carry all before them, although they have
never studied elocution, or know not a rule
of oratory, or are wholly ignorant of a
climax, or the acquired rhetoric that ,13 the
"quackery of eloquence." Many women
are gifted with this native force that more
and more as prejudice dies out will find
power of expression.
This lady we speak of never found her
Voice, but she presented a powerful contrast
to another earnest sister engaged in the
missionary cause, and 'who was presenting
tbe shocking cases ot the women of India,
and the efforts of missionaries in the cause
of reaching the Zenanas in such tiresome
style that many people left the meeting be
fore the collection was taken up. for her
benefit and that of the cause she advocated,
and yet the collection was after all
the objective point She had a
long, written, rambling discourse that
reminded one of nothing so much
as one of the prosy, old-fashioned
sermons that are nowhere tolerated in these
days save in small villages away back in
the woods. It was intolerable, and we felt
like announcing that women as well as men
who had not "the gift of the gab" should
keep their heads shut and exercise some
LIVING BY FAITH.
Two ladies are here in charge of two
young Hindoo girls, who are being educated
tor the medical profession. It is hoped
that in the practice of such pro
fession in their own country they
will be enabled to do missionary
work in quarters that cannot be reached
in the ordinary style of missions. One of
the odd things is that these ladies and their
charges, like the Beverend Mailer, of En
gland, live by faith, and it works well.
One of the ladies told us that Dr. Agnew
had sent them South for the benefit of the
Hindoo girls' health. With not much more
than enough to pay their fare they started.
Two weeks ago they were reduced in their
finances to two cents. But they had faith,
though with fear and trembling. Not
knowing how they were to procure an honest,
paid-for breakiast, they had resort to
selecting a text of Scripture with eyes shut,
or some other like random method. The
text thus pointed out was so encouraging
and comforting they wrote it out ana
pinned it up to the mantel where all could
see it Shortly afterward a note came en
closing $2, a happy beginning to the sums
poured in which in a few days amounted to
$110. This true story furnishes food for
thought, and a suggestion that may be
valuable to anti-poverty societies and
persons under stress of privation. It 'also
falls in with the principles ot the new
school of Christian science, which can
furnish succor and help to the afflicted
without either doctors or medicine, or
climate, or food.
We hear of storms of snow and wind in
far off Pittsburg, while here the lilacs are
in bloom, tbe Wisteria hangs with mam
moth purple clusters, the climbing roses are
brilliant with blossoms, and asparagus
tempts the appetite with its tender heads.
The streets are thronged with people intent
only on health or pleasure. What a con
trast tp workaday Pittsburg. And yet,
strange as it may be, all this bloom and
blush of the beauty of June only make the
exile more homesick and more heartily sure
that after all the world over the roses of
the soul bloom only at home.
ODDS ASD ENDS.
Twenty-seven persons were arrested at a
dog light near Wilmington, DeL, and were yes
terday lined a sum aggregating, with costs
All female students in the New En
gland Conservatory ot Music, at Boston, were
made ill on Wednesday evening through the
mistake of substituting machine oil for olive
oil in the salad at dinner.
While Messrs. Britton and Acker stood
in front of the dispatcher's office, Pottstown, a
penny dropped at their feet. As there was no
one about at the time they watched and found
that the coin was dropped by a sparrow. The
birds roost in the cornice.
A Jersey City postman recently saw a
piece of paper sticking out of a crack in afire
alarm box. Being a man of experience, he in
vestigated and pulled out a letter. He mailed
tbe letter and then followed it to its address,
which was in the city. There he learned that
it was dated seven months before.
The death of David A. Gage, at Charles
ton. K. H., recalls an episode in the history of
Chicago in which tbe deceased played a leading
part. Fifteen years ago he was one of Chica
go's best citizens being at different times sole
owner of Vie largest hotels in the city. Two
years after the big fire he was elected city
treasurer, and it was while holding that office
that he emptied the treasury of about $1,000,
000 and caused a commercial panic in the city
for a time.
A wagon-load of silver dollars is twice
a week transported from Woodstown to Sa
lem, N. X, under charge of Messenger Powell,
of the City National Bank of Salem. Between
bis bank and the one in Woodstown there is
no business affiliation, and consequently he
must collect at Woodstown tbe cash for the
checks drawn upon tbe bank there and
handed in at the Salem institntion. His load
on Tuesday last was 4,800 of the big round shin
ers, and he was guardedby two men. ,
"Lor! Mrs. Green, what on arth's the
matter with your husband 1"
"Well, you see, he's been tryin' to do the
iPigs-ln-CIover puzzle, and it sorter affected
A Poor Policy Is to Bay Cheap Colognes,
Extracts or powders, when for little more you
can have Atkinson's exquisite productions.
To be Expected.
BY. A CLERGYMAN.
twnrnxH xon th pispatch.
Christianity is above everything else, a
life. It is not outward, but inward. It is
not what we say, but do; not what we are
reputed to be, but are. Its springs are
found away down in that hidden realm, be
low human law, below observation, where
we are the sole spectators of ourselves.
There, where thought originates, where mo
tives are fashioned, where feeling begins, is
the real Christianity.
But though inward in its nature, it is out
ward in its manifestation. Beligion is self
.evidencing like the sun in August. Like
the air. it is for everybody. Starting from with
in it works Itself out inevitably, and affects
every word and every deed.
When religion is a profession, infidels scoff
and unbelievers cavil. When it is a life, help
ful, patient generous, loving, the world re
joices. It Is easy to argue against Christianity
when it is put Into a creed. It is impossible to
controvert it when it it enshrined in daily
This gives power. A merchant Jives his be
lief. Men straightway exclaim: "Ihave done
business with that man for years. His religion
it gennine. He is honest as the day. His
word is as good as his bond, and both are Gilt
edged." A, woman is a Christian in her home.
Tbe children say: "Mother is a saint. How
sweet she is, how charitable, how self-sacrificing.
Her heart-throbs are prayers." The
servants testify: "She is gennine. She bridles
her tongue, keeps down her temper, and does
as she wonld be done by."
""Such a Christian will silence allgarn-sayers,
and go far to convett tbe neighborhood. Why
is not the church full of themT The fault is
not in Christianity.
Juniper Tree Christians.
The Prophet Elijah once had an attack of the
hypo. There was no reason for it except per
haps, that he was overworked and his liver was
out of order. The nerves are the devil's fiddle
strings. Anyhow, he left Israel; let his work,
of which hisbands were lull, ooze out between
his fingers, and ran away. He went beyond
Beershebaand lay down under a juniper tree.
Lying there, this is what he said: "It is enough;
now, O Lord, take away my life." Evidently
he had it bad.
True, he was called to deal with a bad lot
with Ahab, mean, cruel and leprons with
iniquity: with Jezebel, the most formidable
woman in tbe whole Bible, a woman who could
have given points to Old Nick. Bat God was-H
with him. God had just proved it by making
him victorious over the priests of Baal there
on Mt CarmeL He chose a bad time to run
away. Men usually run from defeat, not from
success. Had Elijah acted like himself he
would have responded to Jezebel's in
solent message when she sent him
word that she wonld have his life
before tbe morrow, as Cbrysostom 'did, when
the Empress Eudoxia threatened him: "Go
tell her 1 fear nothing but sin." He would
have replied as Basil did when Valerius, the
Anan Emperor, told him he would put him to
death: "I wonld that you would I shall be in
heaven tbe sooner." He wonld have said as
the Prince of Conde did, when tbe French
King commanded him to go to mass or else
suffer perpetual banishment or death: "As to
the first of these. I never will; as to the other
two I leave the choice to Your Majesty."
Elijah lost a splendid opportunity. Bat he
soon came to himself and returned to his work
In Israel. Only once in his life did he show tbe
There are acres and acres of juniper tree
Christians. They are ready to "die of a rose m
aromatic pain." They despairof God, of them
selves, of the Church, of the world. They are
in a cbronie decline. Weak and spent they
want to be perpetually coddled and carried.
To these dillettanti we say: Get up from
under that juniper tree. Elijah only stayed
there for an hoar. You have pitched your
camp and squatted there. Get up. Do some
thing. Be something. If you want to imitate
Elijah imitate him before and after tbe juniper
tree episode. By confronting you will over
come your difficulties, as he did.
w No Need for New Sins.
New Hampshire has practiced what we
and has rejected the proposed Constltutionaf
amendment prohibiting the manufacture and
sale of liquor, by an adverse majority of 5,000
The Boston Transcript, a, day or two since,
printed a symposium of views foreshadowing
the fate of tbe proposed similar amendment in
Massachusetts at tbe election to be held on
April 22. The tout result is, 207 votes against
85 in favor. The views are those of a great
variety of prominent men, ot all callings. Of
the lawyers 60 are against to 9 in favor: of the
merchants, 43 are against to 18 in favor; of tbe
college presidents, 7 are against to 2 in favor;
ol the clergymen, 37 vote aye and 36 nay.
The question as to whether it is a sin per se
to manufacture and sell intoxicants is still an
open one. In these circumstances, it is absnrd
to treat a question of expediency as a question
of criminality. There Is sin enongh in tbe
world that is acknowledged to be sin. There is
no need for a State to play Congress and legis
late new sins into being. A majority may
legislate for the judgment, bat not for the con
science. A Need for TJnlon.
At the approaching annual meeting of the
Presbyterian General Synod, to be held In New
York City May 16-30, the question of an organic
union between tbe Northern and Southern
wings will be again considered. The union
shonld be effected. Tbe seamless robe of
Christ is shamefully rent and parcelled out
recalling the raffle of tbe Roman soldiers under
the shadow of the cro-s. These divisions are
at once the weakness and the reproach of
Christianity. American Christians had better,
learn a lesson from Japan and close np.
It was wittily' said by an Episcopal lector
awhile ago that there were so many divisions
within the Episcopal Church, it was no wonder
Enisconalians regarded their csmmnnion as
having all the truth there was. Beside the
traditional styles, of high and crazy. low and
lazy, broad and bazy, there was every imagina
ble combination of these styles order like the
primeval chaos, "without form and void."
An Appropriate Committee.
A clergyman.'now the Vice Chancellor of a
prominent Eastern university, wrote a book a
few years ago. He wanted to have tho pub
lishing house ot the Society of Friends, in
Philadelphia, lssoe it. With this view he
waited dpou the serene old broad brim In
"1 can't say whether we can take thy manu
script or not Thee must seethe committee.'.'
"Does thee know the history of our society 7"
"Only in a general way."
"Well, years ago we were subjected to much
suffering and indignity by persecution, in all
quarters. A central committee was formed
here in Philadelphia to aid our persecuted
brethren. It was called tbe Committee on Suf
ferings. We live in happier times. TbeFrlends
are no longer persecuted. Hence tbe commit
tee has no more work to do in the way of help
ing those who are oppressed. But it still exists
in connection with our publishing work; and
now when authors offer their manuscript to us
we refer them to the Committee on Suffer
ings." The future Vice Chancellor regarded the
name and function as peculiarly aptl
And This Is Fnme.
Americans who have visited Geneva, 'In
Switzerland, will recall the Church of St
Pierre, one of tbe oldest in Europe. Parts of
the structure date back 1,000 years. The edi
fice is to be enlarged and partially rebuilt at a
cost of 3100,000. This is John Calvin's old
Apropos, and as illustrating how transient
fame is, the writer of these lines being in Ge
neva a year ago, asked the gnide, a bright and
intelligent young fellow who spoke English
well, if he knew Calvin's house t
"Calvin,V said he, "what was his first
"Why. John-John Calvin."
"What waa his liner
"He was in the theological business, and was
a prominent dealer."
He had never heard of him!
A Few Bright Thoughts.
Stronger than steel
Is' the sword of the spirit;
Swifter than arrows
The life of the truth is;
Greater than anger
Is love, that subdueth.
But that one man should die ignorant who
has the capacity for knowledge, this I call a
The paucity of Christians is astonishing, con
sidering the number of them. Leigh Hunt.
To a man a woman Is always a conundrum,
which he is never willing to give up.
An agnostic is one who thinks that he knows
all about everything, but that other people
know nothing about anything.
How can man love but what he yearns to help.
R. Browning. ,
Ancient nnd Exploded staperstlilons Ilesnrd
Ins; Birds Tbe Wren's Queer Hnblts
Tbe Riddle of Ibe Flamingo Traditional
Fowls Without Feet.
From the London Globe. l
1 Gilbert White published his "Natural His
tory" exactly 100 years ago. All who have read
It must have been struck by the sagacity, as
well as entertained by the quaintness, of the
way In which he examined the case for migra
tion ot birds. Well as he was informed on migra
tion generally, and .candidly as he admitted
that the whole case for migration "stands or
falls together," yet the swallow was a standing
pnzzle to him. So hard it Is, be says, "to sjiake
off superstitions prejudices: they were sacked
in, as it were, with one's mother's milk;" and so
much evidence there secerned to be that the
swallows might retire under the water. Was
it not John Hunter who told us first bow tho
interloping enckoo, blind and Independent
though he is himself, ejects the lawful nurse
lings from tbe nest bow he maneuvers his
trembling, naked frame, until, little by little,
he edges each nestling up the side of the nest
and tips him over into tbe ditch below.'like-the
heartless little ruffian that he ist The nest of
the hedge sparrow or the robin would seem but
tiny structures for so large a bird as the
cuckoo to lay its eggs in, but we have learned
that the cuckoo lays her egg first upon tha ,
ground, and then transfers it tb the nest wit
Jennie Wren's Strange Ways.
The common wren has a habit of making
several nests and leaving them in a more or
less finished condition before she finally deter
mines where to nest in earnest. Most country
persons are familiar with these. One sees
them In such situations as the sides of a hay
stack, the roofs of ont houses, the holes in a
laggot stack, etc "Cock wren's nests," the
boys call them, supposing that the cock bird
roosts in them while be hen is sitting. It is a
quaint thought this wily old paterfamilias In
his snug retreat There may not be room for him
in tho nursery, bnt his head, at any rate, shall
not go roofless. Unfortunately for this theory
there seems more probability that these extra
nests are intended as roosting places for the
young when hatched. They are certainly used
as such. If you steal very quietly up to the
haystack as soon as it is dark, and slip your
hand over the entrance of one of these nests
you will often find a soft, warm body or sever
al inside. Usually tbe occupants are little
coletita, but sometimes one finds there a little
bunch of wrens.
Naturalists Sorely Puzzled.
The flamingo was the subject of a riddle that
lasted many a long day. It was this, "What
does tbe flamingo do with her long legs when
she is sittingf "Stand, of course," used to be
the answer. And so tbe pictures were drawn
of the flamingo standing straddlewise across a
nest contrived of carefully fitting proportions.
But the visits of ornithologists of late years
to the breeding places of these birds have
shown this to be a pure fallacy. And visitors
to the Natural History Museum, Cromwell
road, can now see a flamingo correctly repre
sented, sitting on her eggs like any other bird.
The BInloUorons Vulture.
The late Charles Waterton was at one time
engaged in a controversy with the American
naturalists as to the means by which the vul
ture finds its prey. The Americans maintained
it is by tbe eye alone, crediting tbe bird wittl a
very imperfect sense of smell; Waterton, on
the other hand, that it was by tbe marvelous
acuteness of this very sense that the vulture,
itself at an immense altitude, is guided to its
tainted quarry, though hidden in the jungle far
below. None who have read the "Essays" are
likely to forget the withering scorn passed upon
the heads of the would-be naturalists, the
"closet naturalists" as he was wont to call
them, by him who had lived many a long year
alone with nature in all her moods. When at
last they tried by a ruse, which reminds one of
the old story of Apelles, to make the public
believe that tbe vnltures had descended on
torn holes in a "coarsely painted picture of a
dead sheep," then the contempt of the gentle
wanderer found utterance thus: "Pitiable in
deed is tbe lot of tbe American vulture. His
nose is declared useless in procuring food at
the same time that his eyesight is proved to be
lamentably defective. Unless something be
done for him, 'tis ten to one bnt that he'll come
to the parish at Iastj pellls et own, a bag of
A Footless Feathered Crenture.
When that pride of tbe Arn Islands, the
King Bird of Paradise, was first brought to
this country in the shape of skins, those who
saw it were cot more struck by tbe beauty of
its plumes than by the curious fact that it had
no feet. Tbe wise men therefore concluded
that it never settled, but slept suspended in
tbe ether by the play of those wonderful wing
coverts. And forthwith they named it "apoda,"
the footless bird. Years after the traveler
found that the Malays, to facilitate their rude
taxidermy, were in the habit of cutting off Its
feet for it iad feet as any other bird. Yet
"apoda" It remains to this day. Which things
are a parable. We all are children, and we live
in in age destructive of old beliefs, and if we
must even let tbe ostrich go who used to bury
his bead in the sand and leave his eggs to be
hatched, like the crocodile's, in the sun as in
deed we must, he is but another added to tha
list of dear, if inconsequent old friends that
charmed our nursery days.
SISTER SDE'S BUDGET.
A Resume of ths Week In Local Religions
and Charitable Circles.
Ctbcxe E, of the King's Daughters, under
the leadership of Mrs. Fnlton, held a bazaar in
theTelephone building on Saturday evening.
The proceeds are to go toward the "Flossie
IP the presbyteries of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny consolidate, tbe new Presbytery will be
one of the largest in tbe United States. It will
consist of 200 members 100 ministers and 100
elders representing 100 churches. A meeting
will be held this week to determine the matter.
A lecture was given Friday evening in the
Central Reformed Presbyterian Church, San
dusky street Allegheny, by Joseph Bowes,
Esq., on the subject, "Struggle of the Scotch
Covenanters for Civil and Religions Liberty."
The lecture was instructive as well as interest
ing, giving the history of the Presbyterian
iuurcu ox Scotland.
Maxt of the Sabbath .school classes of ths
Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church are am
bitions to make a large offering on Easter Sun
day for the benefit ot foreign missions. A par
lor bazar was held at the home of the Misses
Dougherty, on. Federal street Wednesday
evening, in which three of the classes partici
pated under tbe leadership of their several
teachers. Tbe bazaar was generously patron
ized and netted 5150.
The Boarding Home for Girls, the gift of
Mrs. Felix R. Bruno t to the Woman's Christian
Association. Is now undergoing thorough re
pair, and it will be ready for Occupancy by the
1st of May. The home is located on Stockton
avenue, and is in everyway a desirable point
for the location of such an Institution. Tha
building Is four 'stories high, and contains,
without the basement 2-1 rooms. They are
well finished, and heated by gas. Tbe balls. -.
are wide, giving ample room, while tbe parlors
are handsome, after tbe old fashioned style,
carved pillars supporting the archway between
the lower parlors. The latter rooms will be
used by the Board of Managers in their gen
eral meetings. Miss Tomilson will be placed
in charge as matron.
The annual dinner for the benefit of the
Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Women
was held Thursday In Layfayette Hall. Those
in charge of thedinnerwereMrs.C.BeIl,Mra.
E. Hawkins, Mrs. Gatewood, Mrs. Watson,
Mrs. Granderson, Mrs. Jackson. Mrs. M. E.
Moseby. Financially it was a success, netting
$200. In the evening a bazar was held. The
booths gave quite a festive appearance to tha
ball, making it very, gay and pretty with their
brilliant drapings. The committee in the even
ing included Mrs. Daniel Dorsey, Mrs. Jane
Granderson. Mrs. John Edwards. Mrs. James '
Johnson, Rev. George B. Knox, Mrs. E. Haw.
kins, Mrs. Ball, Mrs. Moseby, Rev. John Holll
day, Mrs. SI. M. Bond. Mrs. Ellen Cain, Mrs.
Phoebe Stinson, 'David Richards, James H.,
Johnson. Mrs. Afoses Watson, Mrs. T. J. Gate
wood, Mrs. William Watson. Rev. William.
BrooES, Daniel Dorsey, Mr. David Richards,
Miss Sarah Mahoney. Mrs. Fanny Jackson.
Use Horsford's Add Phosphate.
Dr. J. J. McWilliams. Denison, la., says: "L
have used it largely in nervousness and dys
pepsia, and I consider that it stands unrivaled
as a remedy in cases of this kind. I have also
used it in case's of sleeplessness with very era.tr.
fying results." "
List, maiden, though you're keen of wit
And thonghjjf many charms possessed.
Yon'll never, never, make a hit
Unless with pearly teeth you're blest
Unless upon your toilet stand.
Your Sozodont's kept close to hand. irwT
Ripe for Easter.
Do yon want somethfnsr delicious? Then
try some of Marvin's Easter Creamy tha
daintiest novelty of the season. xuirsii