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S JL M AN X years ago
-SxdpMl there lived an old
I miller who was a
rery faiooui man
all over the country
on account of the
ocautiful flour that came
.rom his mill. The people
, came from far and near to
I bring him their corn and
have it ground in his mill.
Thus it happened that the
old man became very well-to-do.
and his money hairs
became more and more every year. At last
he had saved so much money that be could
not keep it in the bags any longer, and he
had a strong box made for It. Here he put
it all in, everything he had, and he felt that
he ought to be satisfied. But in the morn
ing when the miller got up and he went to
look at his big money box, it was gone. The
robbers had broken into the mill during the
night, and they had carried everything off;
indeed they had not even left enough that
the old miller might buy himself a piece of
bread for his breakfast
The $ oor old man was nearly heartbroken
with grief, and it was a wonder he did not
go mad. Then he wanted to commit sui
cide, but he had no rope strong enough, and
the thieves had not lelt him a nickel to buy
a piece of string with. In his excitement
of grief he took a big ax and he smashed his
large mill wheel into a thousand pieces.
This, of course, was very foolish, because
now' the miller could not start his mill
atresh and earn his living again as before.
Bnt the poor miller was crazy with despair,
and at last he jumped into the mill stream
to drown himelf. He was tired of life. He
had worked all his life to make his fortune,
and now that his money was stolen and he
was old, he felt that he could not start
afresh. Therefore he thought he would kill
He jumped off the bank down into the
stream below, and disappeared un
der the surlaca of the water, somebody
seeming to have taken hold of his coat and
pulled him down with great force. After
he had been in the water a lew sec
onds he lost his consciousness, he felt he
was dving. But how astonished was he
when "he awoke again and found himself
in the most beautilul orchard he had ever
been in during all his life. The miller ior
a moment believed his own eyes were de
ceiving him. He-' looked up and around
and he rubbed his eyes several times, but
there it was, the surroundings were jnst the
same. The grass looked just as green, the
trees were just as full of beautilul blossoms
and everything was just as pleasant as he
had ever seen it. , . , ,
"Where am I?" at last he exclaimed, but
there was no answer to be heard from any
where. So the miller walked around to ex
amine the place he had come to, and at
every step he was more and more pleased
with all he saw. From the orchard he came
into a wonderfully magnificent flower
garden. Roses and lilies covered the
ground as Jar as the eye could reach, apd
their delicious perfume pervaded the entire
atmosjhere. In the center ol this garden
was a large pond, surrounded by a milky
white marble walL A stream of water shot
here from a fountain about 100 leet into the
air, and as the drops fell back into the pond
In a large shower the rays of the sun
changed them into fluid pearls of all
the hues ot the rainbow.
In the bottom of the pond thousands of
glittering fishes frolicked about, and on the
water's surface exquisitely white and yel
low aquatic plants floated about in great
numbers, and they looked upon the water
like silver and golden stars.
For a moment the old miller stood en
raptured, and the glorious scenery made
him forget the loss of his money. "While
he was still lost in admiration of all his
surroundings he was suddenly awakened
from his dream ol thought by the rustling
of the grass behind him. He turned around,
and beholdl if the miller had been enrap
tured by the beautiful flowers and the foun
tain and fishes, the sight revealing itself
before him now was perfectly enchanting.
For a second or two the old man stood
as if dazed at the most wonderful
apparition the world had ever seen. It was
the figure of a woman whose form and face
were so beautiful that the lily would look
beside her like a wild weed, and the blush
ing blossom of a rose would be rough and
Pcra and the Miller.
coarse beside her. There she stood before
the old miller. Tall and slender, her figure
enshrouded in a garment of white, fleecy
gauze, which was held together at vari
ous points with pins of diamonds and
brooches of rubies and sapphires. Her
throat, the skin of which looked as soft and
wbjte as swandown, wasencircled by a neck
lace of the purest pearls, and in the raven
black hair, which hung in glossy curls from
her head down to her knees, a diadem was
fastened, which was composed of the most
matchless gems in the world.
When she noticed the visibly amazed ex
pression on the miller's face, a smile flitted
across the beautiful features of her most
perfect countenance and then she said:
"Do not be surprised, my dear friend, at
seeing me; let me tell you who I am. II y
name is Para, the Queen of Pearls and the
fairy or the land of everlasting fortune. I
know that you have lost all you had in the
world and I noticed your despair not long
aso. Now, I mnst tell you,tbat it was very
foolish on your part to lose your head so en
tirely so a:" to attempt taking your own life.
You can stay here as long as you like and
enjoy yourself with the people of my land,
but whenever you want to return to your
mill tell me and I will help you to get the
money you have lost.
Then Para vanished, and the miller found
himbelf alone. He walked out of the gar
den, and now stood in front of a large
and magnificent castle. The outer walls
were all bnil. of marble, and the windows
were made of all kinds of colored glass.
Grand, broad stairs, also of marble, led up
to the entrance, and the miller, attracted by
all this richness and beauty, walked up the
steps and into the hall. Here more grandeur
revealed itself before his wondering gaze.
He walked from room to .room throughout
the whole wide mansion, and in every one
he saw something more exquisite, more
enchanting, than he had ever seen in his
At last he came into a large dining room,
and here he found rows ol tables covered
with all the delicious food a man could wish
for. A grand assembly of people a sit
ting around the tables, and fron. the su
preme contentment which was pictured upon
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lEEe - i n T?oIhi.s.
' every face it was not very hard to guess that
all these persons were perfectly happy.
While the miller was still wondering at the
sight before him two beautiful ladies got up
from their seats, and came toward him.
They invited him to enter, and as he fol
lowed them into the room he was led to one
of the tables, where he was asked to sit
down. Before he had made himself quite
comfortable in his seat lour beautiful boys
with long golden hair and dressed in dark
blue silken garments approached his table,
and every one put a golden plate before
him. Each plate had a golden cover, and
the miller was studying for a long time
which plate to take first. But at last he
put forth his hand and lifting the golden
lid off, there was an apple on it. "The
Food of Freedom," was the mark put on the
apple, and the miller soon ate it. With
each bite he took it seemed to him that he
had never eaten anything so sweet and ap
petizing. Then he took hold of the second
plate, aud uncovering it also, he discovered
an egg in it, and this dish was marked,
"The Yolk of Youth." When the miller
ate of this it seemed to him as if with every
small piece of the egg he swallowed the
strength and vigor ol bis young days came
back to him, and when he had finished the
entire egg he felt as young and as lithesome
as a kitten. Then be took the third plate
and when he took the lid ofl" it he also read
the sign, "The Sauce of Sagacity."
"Well, I should think it is wisdom I
want more than anything else I" and with
these words he disponed of the third plate.
Then there was a fourth plate. The miller
opened this too, and belore bis astonished
eyes he noticed a goblet filled with the
deepest red wine and around the goblet
stood three small glasses, each one having a
different inscription. On the first he read:
"Nectar for the Noblest," on the second
"Milk for the Mighty," and on the third
"Froth tor the Fool'
"Well, well," said the miller, "that is
not so bad, bnt which is the glass that suits
me best?" Then after he looked at them
again all aronnd he picked up the third, ex
claiming: -uonsiaering mat j. was tool
enough to lose all my money, fool enough
to smash my mill wheel and lool enough to
jump in the water to drown myself I think
'Froth for the Fool' is just what suits me."
With these words he emptied the glass of
Froth for the Fool.
froth to the very dreg3, but no sooner had
he done so, than a hurrah of approval went
up from every person in the hall and all
the people came aronnd the miller's table,
shouting and singing in great excitement
"Hurrah for our King, Hurrah for our
King, Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!"
The poor old miller was utterly bewildered
at this exhibition ot excitement on the part
of the strangers around him, and he felt that
he must have done something awfullv
wicked. But he was soon undeceived, for
beholdl Para, the Qneen of Pearls, now
came forward and holding her hand out to
the miller Bhe said to him with the sweetest
smile on her beautiful face:
"Be welcome my lord and my king, be
welcome. For thousands of years this land
has been standing, but never was there one
person here so modest as vourself. Never
was there a man who had the candor to call
himself a fool to his own mind, no matter
how much he deserved the title. Now it
has been a law with us, that the first man
who would drink from the 'Froth for the
Fool' should be our king, and if you are
willing to accept the offer you will be the
monarch ot all our vast lands, and I will be
your humble and -obedient wile and queen."
The miller stood for a moment aghast and
he felt now more of a lool than ever he
thought he was. But he soon recovered
himself, and, taking Queen Para bv the
hand, he said: "II you are all satisfied to
take a lool lor a king, take me and I'will do
my best to make you forget that a fool is
reigning over the land of everlasting
X. X. X. 1855, Pure Eye Whisky, fnll
quarts '.$2 00
I860, McKim'a Pure Eye Whisky,
full quarts 3 00
Monogram, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 75
Extra Old Cabinet, Pure Eye Whisky,
lull quarts 1 50
Gibson's, 1879, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts .. 2 00
Gibson's Pure .Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 50
Guckenheimer Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 00
Guckenheimer Export,Pure Eye Whis
ky, full quarts 1 50
Moss Export, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 25
1879 Export, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 25
1880 Export, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts ,. 1 00
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and
97 Fifth ave.
One Thousand Mllea or Transportation and
One Week's Board for 812 OO.
The Pittsburgand Cincinnati packet line.
Steamer Katie Stockdale, Thomas S. Cal-
uuuu, jM03ier,ie;ives everv .Monday at 4 p.m.
fitpampr TTnriann -T U frill.... ir..(..
leaves every Wednesday at 4 p. M.'
oieamer ccoua, u. w. iiowiey, .Blaster,
leaves ever Friday at 4 P. ar.
First-fOflAJl fnrp in Hiniltinnf! n.4 ....
$12 00, meals and stateroom included; or,
down by river and return by rail, ?12 50.
Tickets good until used.
fni farther tnfA.m.ti.H -.-.Y .- r
,""."" arVl lu .James
A. Henderson, Superintendent, 94 Water
At Hnlton, Allegheny Toiler R. It.,
Friday, July 12. Trains leave Union ela
tion at 8:45, 10:10, 11 A. SI., 125, 1, 2, 3,
4. 5 and 6:20 r. M. Tickets now on sale at
Filth ave. ticket office and Union station.
I Think So. Don't Yon
You will be a long time dead, but a short
time alive, so be up and make the best of it
See that your wearing apparel always looks
neat and tidy. Dickson, the tailor, of 65
Fifth ave., cor. Wood st, second floor,
makes a specialty of fine cleaning and re
pairing. Telephone 1558.
Send your furniture to Haugh, &
Keeuan, 33 and 34 Water street, to be re-;
paired and upholstered. , Phone 1626. '
Elsqawt cabinet photos, any style, $1 50
per doz. Panel picture with each doz. cabi
nets. XlZS' PQPUX.AB GiT.T.BUY, 10 and 12
Sixth at auxwT
CLAKA BELIES CHAT.
The Experience of Women in Travel
ing at Borne and Abroad.
INCIDENTS OF A UTILE WEECK.
Tie Sleeping Cars Bat Eeantly Intro
duced Into England.
LONDON'S AWf DL UNDEEGROUND EOAD
rcoBBESForosxcz or nix Disri.Tcit.3
New York. July 6. There are women
who are bristlingly against all men when
traveling unattended. They seem to feel
that salety lies alone in resolving them
selves into porcupines, and shooting barbs
at everybody masculine who faces them. I
saw a woman return to a hotel after having
missed a train.
"Why," said the clerk, Vdidn'tyou make
"Sir," replied the irate woman, "I'm not
"I mean' corrected the clerk, "didn't
you get there la time?"
"No; I arrived in a coupe."
"My intention is to ask if if you suc
ceeded in boarding the'train."
"Any train that wants board can come to
this hotel for all me."
The clerk gathered himself for a list effort
"I simply mean, did you catch the train,"
he yelled. '
"No," yelled back the guest "I didn't
know it was contagious.
Just as though a woman on a tour hadn't
more important things than hotel clerks to
overcome. Were you ever in a break down?
One forgets all about accidents when on the
cars a great deal. Besides, these jolly little
slot machines around stations make
one feel sale. As a matter of fact, having
an insurance certificate in your pocket does
not really improve a neck breaking, but
there is certainly a soothing sound about
the combination of words in lite insurance,
or, better still, as they put it in Canada,
Not to speak of the real "break downs I
have been in, I remember one or two baby
ones, just enough to scare the men to death.
It is really a great thing if one is perfectly
self-possessed, and able to watch how other
people bolt lor the doors, instead of oneself
bolting. When a car, for instance, locks
wheels with another on a sidetrack, and
lifts gently and steadily into the air, with
every evidence of an intention to continue
the tilt on one side until the vehicle tumbles
entirely over. That, is the time the men
drop everything and plunge to the ends of
the cars. Then, as the locking stops, and
the car comes to a slantindicular stand-still,
back they plunge, telling the women tbey
had left not to be frightened, but to cling to
A real smash-up is another matter. The
car runs comfortably along. Suddenly there
is an utter stop, and then a terrifying reac
tive, forward movement It is the rebound
that knocks your teeth loose. Everyone
lunges over the back of the seat in Iront,
and except for the cracking of timbers,
there is utter silence for an instant All
did their great shouting at the first shock.
Presently voices are lifted. People shriek
for the most idiotic things. Women with
both feet s'tuck fast in the catch-all over
head, yell that they have dropped their
Dudes, with their heads smashed half-way
down their collars, and their boots knocked
up above their knees, wail that they can't
find their eyeglasses. Children, with ears
half-pealed on, occupy themselves scraping
up oranges and candy lost by the pedlar
when be plunges into the coal 'box. Those
who can find their feet lose th-ir heads and
tear up and down the aisle, climbing over
dislocated seats and into disemboweled lunch
baskets. And the popular cry is, "What is
it, conductor?" Curiosity is after all a
dominant passion. Somebody tells you an
old friend is dead.
A. PEETINEJfT QUESTION.
"What did he die ol?" say you in an awe
It is wonderful, too, how good natured
people are in a smash-up. EveryDody helps
everybody, everybody makes the best ot
everything. When a long journey runs
smoothly people are apt to get to hating
each other as the miles go by, but just let a
smash-up come, and vou cling to the man
next to you as it he were an old friend or a
doctor. Yon simply have to be sociable
when it comes to sitting on a rail fence 50
miles from nowhere, and waiting for some
stray car to come along and pick you up.
Then, perhaps, there is a ride in the end
car of a Ireight train. You know freight cars
are not strung together with spring arrange
ment between them, as are passenger cars,
so, when such a train comes to a halt, each
particular car bumps against every other car,
aud the last car gets every separate bump
and its own included. If the train is long,
you feel, by the time the cars come to a dead
stop, that your interior has completely laced
around, aud that your backbone is afloat in
sections, heaven knows where.
I did an awlul freight tram ride once
after a smash up. Among all the merry,
sociable crowd ot wrecked travelers one
man sat apart, wild-eyed and wordless. At
last some one whispered that he was a hoo
doo. He had started weeks before trom San
Francisco tor New York. He had missed
everv connection up to date, and this was
his third smash up. He had lost something
like a week so far, and had begun to give up
getting anywnere, much less reaching New
York. A few miles lurther on the train
stopped while a cow was induced to get off
the track. The hoodoo went out on the
Elatforni. and. as we started up. he quietly,
opelessly and -passively fell off. He
didn't even run alter us, or wave his hat,
or shout He just sat on the track, and I
could 'see tears trickling down his sunken
cheeks. I have often wondered if he has
reached New York yet.
SOMETHING OP A SITtTATIOIT.
I often wonder when I see people get off
trains lor supper or a sandwich, how they
ever get on again. It may be dusk. There
is a big crowd, all the bells are clanging,
and yoa no more than leave your car than
it "sides" to somewhere. I "myself have
skirmished distractedly about a station, car
rying a cup of tea for my wise companion in
travel, who knew too much to leave her
seat, and unable to even tell anybody where
my tram was going to, or where it came
I think traveling with awoman is strictly
an acquired ability. Women haven't a
good sense of locality, and we do "get mixed
up and confused, and rattled. I do to this
day, though I have almost lived on the cars
for spells. One year I traveled a good deal
with a big party, and got accustomed to
having my ticket and baggage attended to,
and also to being warned when the getting
off place came. The entire next year I
used to meander into a station, sit down,
and let my car leave because I was waiting
to be told to get on, or else rush madly for
it the last moment, without a ticket, and
then once in it would sit abstractedly razing
at the scenery, while I went right past my
It isn t always, by the way, an easy thing
to get off at your station. Try going from
New York to Mount Vernon, or from
Boston to Fitchburg. If you don't know
when the stop is due, it is providence and
luck tbat you get off, because nobody can
understand the conductor's yell. I have
always wondered why names of towns are
-not posted up some yards ahead of the sta
tions. In big depots, too. like Washing
ington, or Pittsburg, or Chicago, once in, a
foreigner couldn't tell what city he had
had reached unless he asked, and it does
seem so queer to go to a station master and
aay, "Please, where am I?"
Xet me write several paragraph! for.
women who are going to Europe this sum
mer. If the ocean trip hasn't saturated yoti
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with' homesickness you will get yourUact
in the cars from .Liverpool to.uonoon. w nat
do you suppose was -the -matter with the
man's brain who arranged .cars about a
quarter as long as ours, with doors at (he
sides instead of at the ends and with a
double row of seats back to back running
along the length of the coach-down the cen
ter? This arrangement makes you ride side
ways to tne engine.
You travel on one ear, as it were, and you
look ahead of you outof the windows, which
are, of course, a passage way's 'width away
from you. That is one style ol ordinary car.
In another the coaches are much broader
than they are long "with doors at the sides
and seats arranged from door to door. Here
you ride facing the engine, or back to it, as
your luck goes, but only four persons can
have a chance at a window. The rest sit
and glare at each other, jnd, if they are
Americans, wonder what they ever came to
Some roads have regular Pullman coaches.
I wept all over the dear, shabby red velvet
pivotal chairs. Except ior a table at the
end ol the car covered with guide books, I
might have fancied mvsell going from Cleve
land to Boston if I didn't look out of the
windows. I don't know whether they
always run cars at break-neck speed, but
that was my experiece. We tore nlopg,
leaving the wind in ragged ribbons behind
us. Nice, steadv old England, you knowl
Thought I to myself: Give me dear New
York rapid transit for safety and delibera
tion principally deliberation of course.
There is a lot of red tape about second
anu third and first-class cars. They say, as
everyone has heard, that on'; Americans
and tools ride first-class; tbat real English
people take the third; but then my friend
said she'd rather be an American or a tool
any day than a real English person. Third
class is often simply horrible. They crowd
the wretched little pens so that people sUnd,
and only four windows are not enough to
let in any air when there is so much to let
out. In winter well, just think it np for
yourself. Besides, big numbers are printed
all over the doors first, second, third and
somehow an American may be sensibly eco
nomical without wanting to be labeled so.
Sweethearts ride first-class. That is be
cause it isn't crowded. The cars are just
the same, only upholstered better, and in
winter hot bricks are supplied to youl Many
first-class cars are divided off into separate
seats by arms set at equal distances, and ex
tended up toward the ceiling into a sort of
partition. They are a real convenience lor
sweethearts. When they get into those
coaches they mnst feel as they do when tbey
get into a hansom and find it has a lamp set
in the back inside, just between their hat
I spoke of hot bricks for first-class coaches.
What do those in the other coaches do in
winter? Freeze, I believe. Oh, for solid
comfort give me Englandl Sleepers have
only lately been introduced there. I was
never in one but once. I found it long like
ours. The end was cut off into a separate
compartment with a special entrance. This
constituted the ladies' part It was a little
room, with berths set as ours are lower and
upper. Part of the room was walled off for
toilet conveniences Eeally a good arrange
ment, only the porter locked me in.
AN UNPLEASANT PEATUBE.
There is a horrible feeling about being
locked into a car. If it should catch fire,
you know, the conductor or porter would be
so dead sure to come and let you out it be
ing his duty. Still, you feel never likely to
be dead sure in such a case. It is, small
satisfaction to lock the door on your side,
too. Of course we wouldn't be real patriotic
Americans if we didn't fight about the 1m
roads, and swear them the worst frauds in
the world; but you just ought to try Lon
don's substitute, the "underground. Even
the sound of it is choky. The reality is
The station is on the surface, of course.
You buy your ticket and start down stairs,
and you go down and down and down and
down. Then if you have any sense, you
turn around and come up again, and take a
hansom where you want to go. If not, you
go down some more. Smoke and soot
thicken. A roar and a rumble, a combina
tion of steam whistle and yells, hashed into
a horrible confusion by countless reverbera
tions deafen you.
You are stopped by a little gatemau, you
yield up your ticket, you step on a long
platform. The air is solid. The ends of
the platform are shrouded in mud-colored
gloom. In front of you is a black chasm
there lies the track. On the other side is
the platform for trains going tne other way.
But you don't see it yet. The black chasm
a little way from you on either hand
plunges into a surrounding of utter dark
ness. The platform on which you stand is
lighted dimly by shoots cut slantingly to
the upper air and down which daylight
trickles sluggishly to be sogged into gloom
by the smoke and soot around you.
NOT EXACTLY PLEASANT.
Presently there is a shrill howl from an
engine, a sudden glare of light appears in
the darkness along the track away beyond
you, and then, with snorting and screeching
and choking, the train rushes up. If it is
the other side you get a minute's view of
the other platform. II it is on your side
you scramble wildly because everyone else
does, for a seat, and get in anywhere with
out reference to whether your ticket says
first or third.
Then the guard flies in mad career down
the platform, slamming the open doors.
You yell for help and insist on getting out.
There is a rush of blackness by the window,
and you feel you are plunging right into
some of Eider Haggard's worst passages.
There is a light in the root of the car set in
an inverted glass bowl, so the smoke goes up
through the roof without spreading in the
car. It is the only effort towards making
the situation visible an vwhere.
The train plunges through utter black,
sooty, swampy darkness, and you wish you
had chosen some other form of death. I got
out at the first station without any reference
to where I wanted to go. O, ior convenient,
safe, comfortable getting around, give me
London! I came up out of terror on to
terrafirma, wondering if I wonld have to chew
soot the rest of the day, and took a solemn
resolve to go to the bad place in the usual
way, but not via the underground railroad
in London. Clara Belle.
La Perln del Fnmnr.
These celebrated clear Havana Key West
Cigars are for sale at:
Hotel Duquesne, Hotel Anderson.
St Charles Hotel, Albemarle Hotel.
Union Depot Eestaurant
John Lauier, 3799 Fifth ave.
Peter A. Ganster, 55 aud 37 Frankstown
John F. Ganster, 27 Frankstown ave.
Peter Weber, 76 Wylie ave.
John C. StrouD, 25 Union st
E. W. Hagan," 609 Smithfield st
Neville Bayley, 405 Smithfield st
J. K. Derr, 400 Market st
P. C. Dully. 540 Grant st
E. F. Eusch, 3716 Forbes st.
Linhart, Bald & Co., 411 Smithfield st
Charles Eble, 6009 Penn ave.
G. W. Schmidt. 95 and 97 Fifth t.
Of Friends of Temperance.
The Committee on Platform and Organ
ization, appointed by the Union Eink meet
ing of June 20, will make their report to a
mass convention to be held at Lalayette
Hall, Pittsburg, on Thursday July 11, at
10 o'clock A. M. All voters in sympathy
with the temperance cause are invited to at
tend. Wellington E. Loucks, of Phila
delphia, Secretary of Union Prohibitory
League of Pennsylvania, will address the
A. O. Eaitkin, J. R Shatt,
'J. K. Johnston, L N. Hats,
H. Sampson, D. F. Maoill,
Jas. M. Nstin, B. O. Chbirtt,
A choice line of pocketbooks, belts, collars
and cuffi, ruchings, handkerchiefs, fans,
umbrellas, children's neckwear, Winslow
ties, ''and our four special departments, cor
sets, gloves, hosiery and underwear, offer
Inducements for you to buy whether yon
need the goods or not
, V. BCHOENTHAL, 612 PeSB art. ;
BY A CLEEGYMAN.
iwmrrm roa tm dispatch.!
One of the most interesting and sugges
tive moves on the chess-board of affairs is
this Congo Eailroad. Think of itl A path
way of iron opening up Central Africa. A
railroad laid not in Utopia, but from the sea
coast into the very heart of the dark con
tinent. Nor is this a mere project Under the
auspices of Belgium, the money needed has
been practlcallv raised. SiOO.OOO more, only,
being called for. Competent engineers have
indorsed the physical feasibility of it
Competent economists have indorsed the
commercial value of it Competent
philanthropists have indorsed the civilizing
power of it The Upper Congo
and its tributaries form an im
mense net work of navigable channels with
14,375 miles In length of shore. The country
is rich In minerals of all kinds, including gold.
The ivory and India rubber exports are even
now considerable. This vast area, these
enormous raw materials will be developed and
brought Into market by the Congo Railroad.
Bat have the negroes any commercial apti
tude? "Yes," responds M. Le Ghalt, tho
Beldam Minister to Washington, in an inter
view published in the New York Herald, "and
very great aptitude, too. Stanley has said that
the aboriginal of Africa Is a born trader. De
Challlu, the French explorer, makes almost the
same statement and adds that if once the
rivers are opened freely to civilized specu
lators, the passion of the aboriginals for com
merce will quickly develop the abundant re
sources of tbe country. Tne ardor of the
negroes for trading constitutes, perhaps, the
greatest chance of success for this great Afri
can work. When the European met the proud
races ot America he was not able to establish
a reciprocal contact with them at once; tbey
receded before him, and, in reality, the Eu
ropean did not subjugate tbe red man, but sup
pressed bim. Here there is nothing of that
sort to fear. The mercantile sense, so strong
ly developed In tbe uegro, leads him naturally
to auproacb tbe white man, to euter into rela
tions with him, and to become his auxiliary.
By the contact of the two races we shall suc
ceed, not in suDpresslng the negro race, but,
on the contrary. In fortifying It and civilizing
It, and, later. In emancipating It." .
Tbe opportunity offered by this railroad to
Christianity Is the happiest of all Its services.
Christians everywhere will watch it and avail
themselves ot it with eagerness.
Woes of Astatic Women.
The condition of women in Asia Is singularly
wretched. The Chinese proverb decrees them
to be "shadows and echos in the house." India
secludes and thus excludes them. The Hindoo
women are perhaps the most unhappy within
tbe bounds at nominal civilization. The theory
is that they are made only for marriage. Mar
riage is a commercial affair, settled not by the
interested parties, but by their parents actual
barter and sale. Usually it Is contracted In
childhood and consummated when tbe boy-husband
and girl-wife are In their early teens.
After marriage the woman disappears. Is oblit
erated. Is absorbed In the man. The law of tbe
Bhattert says: "When she is In his presence
she must keep her eyes on ber master and be
ready to receive bis commands. When he
speaks she must be silent (what do our Ameri
can women say to that!) When he calls she
must leave everything else and attend upon
him alone. A woman has no other god upon
earth than her husband."
In case tbe bdsband dies, the condition of the
widow is, if possible, yet more forlorn than tbe
status of the wife. Bhe may never marry again
though perhaps betrothed In infancy and
married at 10 or 12. 8he is regarded with con
tempt as though the death of her husband had
disgraced her. She Is expected to practice se
vere and life-Ions austerities. She is converted
Into the drudge of the household and loaded
down with mental tasks.
In spite of English law, infanticide prevails
still in India to snch a frightful extent tbat it i
it Is authoritatively stated that the proportion
of infanticides equals one-third of tbe births of
female children. Males are more highly re
garded. But a girl Is the most worthless thing
m nature next to a woman!
Ought we not to sympathize with and allevi
ate such woe? Should not tbe Christian women
of America, dlsbonoredUn their own sex, pour
out prayers, money, efforts to right this hoary
wrong, and aim to clothe their unhappy sisters
yonder across the sea in tbe beautiful garments
with which Christianity has robed them?
Does IlIlBht Make Right?
Lord Lylton, In a recent address at Glasgow,
contended that the principles of morality have
no control In tbe intercourse of nations, either
de facto or de jure by rizhi or in fact
As to tbe fact it may be conceded that too
often they have not. As to the right our late
Minister to the Court of St James, the Hon.
Edward J. Phelps In his Fhi Beta Kappa ora
tion at Harvard University on the 27th of June,
utters some trenchant sentences which are in
tbe nature of moral dynamite, blowing Lord
Lylton and his theory sky high. After stating
the Englishman's position, be said:
"These propositions appear to me to be not
only erroneous in theory but destructive to the
peace of the world if they should be generally
adopted. Tbey result in tbe very state of
things it is the object of all law to prevent
the supremacy of physical strength and
the doctrine that "might makes right.
It seems Impossible that they should
ever be established lu tbe only way interna
tional rules can be by theeeneral absent of,
civilized nations. That history discloses in the
conduct ot nations much disregard of justice is
true enungb, bat that does not diniinisn Its
obligations. As well might It be argued
against the enforcement of tbe criminal law
that crime has always been common. In short,
the difference between tbe moral rights and
duties of nations, and those of individual is
only in degree and not in kind. It may be
declared as the fundamental principle In all
law that finds assent and support among the
race to which we belong that It is baed upon
and exists for the principal purpose of applying
to the course)! personal and national conduct
the acknowledged principles of moral justice,
so far as through general rules and established
methods of procedure they can be made prac
At the same time tbe ex minister does not be
lieve in reliance on moral force alone. He con
tends tbat naval strength has become at this
day tbe right arm of diplomacy, and the most
important element in critical foreign relations.
"Moral power is an excellent thlug. It is best
to be right and in the long run It is necessary
to be right however powerful you mav be. But
there are times when It Is of small avail to be I
right, li we are. imewise, impotent. A right
arm without brain3 or conscience is never a de
sirable force, but brains and conscience with
out a right arm are not always effectual ones.
I would propuse, therefore, as one of the first
steps towoius such an International attitude as
It seems to lue our country should assume and
havlug assumed, maintain that a naval
force should be created tbat should leave us
nothing to fear from collisions with any other
naval power In tbe world."
Mr. Phelps dismisses those "humanitarians
of excellent motives," who believe that uni
versal arbitration can be substituted for war,
by saying that it appears to him "altogether
chimerical that arbitration can ever be made
the ultimate resort of nations in those more
important quarrels that involve questions of
principle or of honor, or tbat bare stirred tbe
blojd and moved tbe passions of men. Wars
do not take place like murders, by malice
aforethought; they are nut arranged before
hand like matches at chess. Tbey cume when
combustible materials have been allowed to
accumulate and Irritated feelings to grow;
when a match carelessly dropped, perhaps by
an insignificant hand at an unexpected mo
ment, starts a flame that tho high winds of pub
lic sentiment drive into a conflagration."
From tbe days wbeu Edward irerett leaped
Into fame by bis apostrophe to Lalayette in
1S24. down to tbe equally celebrated phillit.Ic
of Wendell Phillips in 1883. the Harvard Phi
Beta Kappa oration has been the event of the
year. Mr. Pbelps has Increased the prestige of
the occasion and uttered an oration certain to
awaken ecnoes on two continents.
Gems by Ancient and Modern Philosophers.
No righteous man deserts this life before
another equally righteous one Is born.
It is or the natnre of animals rather than of
men to give themselves up to the present per
Behold thy trophies within thee, without
thee. Lead thine own captivity captive, and be
Cssar unto thyself. Hir Ihomat Brown.
Science discloses tbe method of the world
but sot its cause; religion olscloses the cause
of the world but not its method. There Is no
conflict between them except when either for
ests its Ignorance of what the other alone Can
Bt the manner of his entrance Into this
world, Christ bath dignified the estate of
infancy, and hallowed tbe bojd which binds
tbe mother to tbe new-born babe. The, grave
we say, has been hallowed baa not tbe cradle
also by Chrlu's having lain In M Banna.
The only cure for Indolence 4s work; tbe
only, cure for selfishness Is sacrifice; the only
cure for unbelief is to shake off tbe aeue of
donbt by doing Christ's bidding; the only cure
for timidity Is to plunge into some dreaded
doty before the chill comes on. JButherord.
CebtaTSXT it M the duty of the strong -to
!'bearthe infirmities of the weak, and not tp
please themselves;" but it Is also the duty of
the weak to become strong, dot to need to be
pleased by being allowed the selfish luxury of
putting restraints on the liberties of others.
Mark how the hand comes to the defence of
the eye in Its weakness; and how tbe eye with
Its sight and from its elevated position, keeps
watch for the welfare of tbe lowly, blind, but
laoorlous and moful foot. The mutual help
fulness of these members Is absolutely perfect.
Snch should be tbe charity between brother
and brother of God's family on earth. IK. -Ar-not
Ben Stha, when a child, begged his pre
ceptor to Instruct him In the law nf God; but
he declined, saying; tbat his scholar was too
young to be taught these sacred mysteries.
"But, master," said the boy, "I have been in
tbe burial ground and measured the graves,
and find some of them shorter than myself;.
now, uxsnoum aie uoiore l nave tearneu me
word of Clod, what will become of me then,
The son of a very eminent lawyer, while
awaiting sentence In tbe Melon's dock, was
asked by thejudgei "So you remember your
father?" "Perfectly." said the youth: "when
ever I entered bis presence he said run away,
my lad, and don't trouble me.'" Tbe great
lawyer was thus enabled to complete the
famous work on "The Law of TriK-tj;" and his
son in due time furnished a practical commen
tary on the way in which bis father had dis
charged tbat most sacred of trusts, committed
him In the person ot his child.
This universe is administered by Infinite
love and wisdom and power, on a plan com
pounded outof those threo ingredients. Hence
"all things work Together for good." Your
perplexities, losses. Wounded pride, thwarted
ambition, fears within and flghtinss without,
your weary brain yesterday aud sore heart this
morning are Goa'a workmen busy in the con
struction of character. These things are as
surely embraced in tbe divine purpose as was
the sleepless night of Ahasaerus or Paul's
shipwrecK or Banyan's Imprisonment iu Bed
ford jail. Comfort yourself with this truth.
Be less desirous to eel out from under tho rod
than to profit withaL
We have just passed through the season of
commencements. Thousands of young people
of both sexes having been book-taughtare now
to become life-taught The lessons learned at
school or at college are to be put in practice in
tbe various walks of dally thought and work
and experience. 'Tis an interesting season for
the graduates and for the country tbe transi
tion hour, birth out of preparation and into
life. Who will not pray that these graduates
may prove a mighty re-enforcement to the
struggling hosts of virtuous endeavor, turning
the victory to the side of tbe good and true by
their coming, as Blucher's advent at Waterloo
decided the battle and closed an epoch.
. NATIONAL ODAKD NOTES."
Colonel Norman M. Bmith is back In the
city once more after an absence ot nearly five
weeks at Johnstown.
Captain P. W. Hess, of the Third U. S.
Artillery, was In the city during the week, and
spent a lew days with friends here. Captain
Hess la stationed at Washington Barrackz,
The United States Government will shprtly
send 1.500 of the new 43-callbre rifles for distri
bution in this State. Ihey will be divided
among the three brigades in proportion to their
CosrPANT D, of Huntingdon, was mustered
into the Fifth ttegiment last week. It has a
full quota of men, bat baa not yet received its
arms and equipments. This gives the Fifth
Begiment six companies.
Pittsbueo has been made a pay station for
the United States Army. Major John S.
Wltcher, formerly stationed at Newport, Ky.,
will open an office here about the last of next
week and take charge at once.
The Fifth Regiment has selected Bedford
Springs for their camping grounds, and will
probably have the most pleasant tour of duty
in tbe State. Tbe Fifteenth Begiment goes to
Grove City, in Mercer county.
The Duquesne Greys have arranged to go
into camp this summer at Grove House Park,
about four miles .from Erie. Leon J. Long is
attending to tbe details, and the boys expect to
spend about two weeks under canvas.
Major Alex. McCandless and Lieutenant
W. S. Brown, of the Fourteenth Regiment,
left for Atlantic City yesterday moralng to
spend a few days on the briny deep and recu
perate some of their strength lost at Johns
town. Mb. A. A. Panisr, a well-known member ot
the local militia, has returned to the city after
a two years' absence in Denver, Col. Mr.
Panler reports quite a number of former
Pittsburg boys living In Denver, many of
whom are members of the First Regiment of
The Washington Infantry made a very cred
itable showing Thursday morning as they
marched up to Union depot, accompanied by
the Sheridan Sabres, of Wilklnsburg, and tbe
weiiauurg intent uuarus,ox weusourg. W. Va.
The three organizations united in a very pleas
ant celebration of tbe Fourth, being enter
tained by tbe citizens of Wilklnsburg.
The Board of Control of the Eighteenth
Regiment met last night at the headquarters.
on ruin avenue, ana iormauy acted upon the
matter of a place for the coming encampment.
Tbe site selected is at Uniontown, and is said
to be well adapted for the purpose, there being
a plentiful supply of water, naturalgas and Ice
to be had near the grounds. The Tenth Regi
ment will also be in camp at the same time, the
two regiments being within a stone's throw of
each other. Tbe Eighteenth will leave on Fri
day morning, the 18th, Inst, and remain ten
Compant H, of the Fifth Regiment, Johns
town, suffered about as severely from the ca
lamity as any organization in that vicinity.
Fully 25 per cent of its members were lost in
the flood, and every member of the company
had relatives among the missing or dead. The
arms and equipments of tbe company were al
most cumplettly ruined, as was also the rifle
range. 1116 surviving members, bowever, ex
pect to go to camp just tbe same at Bedlord,
and the Adjutant General baa promised to be
just as lenient as possible with tnem until tbey
are fully recovered irom their backset
Seven commissions were Issued throughout
the State daring the month of Jane, among
them tbat of Lieutenant Colonel J. L. Spangler
as Assistant Commissary General Colonel
Spangler is a partner of General Hastings In
business, but never had much of a fancy for the
blue coats until tbe Johnstown affair occurred.
When be saw tne manner in which tne boys
worked and tbe system in which the details
were carried out bis enthusiasm was aroused
and, as be had proven himself quite a hustler
in his own way. General Hastings appointed
him to the only vacancy then existing on the
adjutant General Hastings has been
111 at Johnstown for several days past. On
Tuesday next all the officers of the division
and brigade staff will be relieved from farther
doty at the scenes of the flood and can return
to their homes. The three companies of the
Fourteenth Regiment, bowever. will still re
main on duty, and will probably be kept In
Johnstown for several weets yet, from the
present outlook. All the boys are anxious to
return, as the work, while not as severe as at
first, is becoming most monotonous, and tbey
will hail the order to leavo with joy. As re
gards going Into regimental camp this summer,
the matter baa been lelt entirely at tbe option
of Colonel Percnment by General Hastings, as
it is about decided to postpone the tour Ior this
The annual meeting of the Inspectors of
Rifle Practice from tbe different organizations
throughout the State was held at the Adjutant
General Office at Harrisburg last Friday night.
Colonel Watres presided at the meeting, ana a
nnmberof important ohanges were talked of,
many of which will be embraced in an order
shortlt to be issued. The dates for the Brigade j
and Regimental matches at Jit. Gretna were
fixed, September 2 to 7 being chosen. The
teams will be limited to seven men each Instead
of six as heretofore, the old qualifications as
regards length of service, etc., being retained.
Bluut's manual of target practice was adopted
as the guide Ior future shooting, thus allowing
markdiueu to qualify at 00 yards In any posi
tion desired, firing with tbe feet toward the
target hiving been barred heretofore. The use
of the gun sling at 200 yards for bracing pur
poses is discontinued. A number of other
changes were also made, and tbe Inspectors re
ported as a rule tbat their regiments were
working hard on tbe ranges, the extreme wet
weather having held them back somewhat It
was also decided by Colonel Watres that a team
be picked out of the best marksmen at Alt.
Gretna this fall, and sent to Creedniuor for tbe
contests which take place September 9 to 11
Beaalon of tbe One Hundred and Second.
A meeting of the Executive Committee of
the One Hundred and becond Pennsylvania
Voluntesr Association was held Friday even
ing to arrange fur tbe reunion of tbe regiment
at Batter oo August 15. The special train will
probably leave at 9 A.H.. and will leave Butler
at 10.30 P. fC An adjourned meeting ol- the
committee will be' held at tbe armory of the
Washington Infantry (which has been ten
dered to tbe One Hundred and Second as its
permanent headquarters)oa Thursday next
at 7:30 p.,x. to complete the arrangements.
r. Pilsner Beer
Is on draft at all first-class: bars.
TTSSU FBAUENHEIM & VXL3ACK.
. . THE ANGBLtisJLV, '! N '
F. W. Millet's Famous Picture for Which 553,000 Francs
Was Paid Last Week.
Ab Jve is a reproduction from an engraving
of th famous painting by F. W. Millet whose
sale in Paris last week attracted world-wide at
tention, and for which tbe enormous sum of
553,000 francs or $110.600 was paid by the
French Government Tbe sharp competition
by American bidders ran up the figure. Tbe
canvas is not a large one, being only 22x17
inches; but the renown of the work is great. As
is sufficiently Indicated in the reproduction, the
scene presents a couple of peasants pausing In
BKDSH A.ND PALETTE.
The Verslstchagin collection' of paintings
and curios will be exhibited at the St Louis
Exposition next fait
The smallsttll life, by A C. Wooster, which
has been on exhibition at Morrison's daring
the past week, is a very cleverly executed little
work. The subject consists of a paper of
strawberries, showing the fruit rolling out upon
the table, and a small pitchor of common
earthenware bearing evidence of ill usage in
several pieces broken from its upper portion.
The handling and coloring in this work are both
very good, with tbe exception, perhaps, of the
brown paper, which is rather.too dark in tone.
The painting of the little broken pitcher is a
clever piece of work, and shows considerable
skill in the use of the brush. For a picture of
such a simple and unpretentious character this
little study is quite pleasing and effective.
It Is difficult to account for the existence of
such bad taste as leads to the production of
some of the common lithographs which are ex
pected to become popular because tbey are
alleged to Illustrate scenes to which a special
merest attaches. One of the latest of these
productloi s is ajithograph which Utelalmed to
be an illustration of the flood at Johnstown.
In bbaracter it is just like the others of tbe
same class of works, in wblch there are no
beat for tbe simple reason that tbey are all
worst, being as bad as tbey can well be Prob
ably no one of the graphic processes has ever
been sn much abased in this manner as tbe art
of lithography, and It is one of strange con
tradictions, which sometimes obtain In art as
in other matters, that a method of delineation
possessing so many delightful possibilities
should also be tbe means by which some of the
worst eyesores are produced.
Some little fault might be found with the
study of a team of oxen by Mr. Bryan Wall
shown at Gillespie's. The animals are de
picted lying down and yoked together, and, ot
course, a certain amount of constrained ap
pearance is inseparable from their position un
der the circumstances, but aside from this Is
noticeable a hardness and stiffness which
migbt readily have been avoided by a little
care on tbe part ot the artist. Perhaps tbe
greatest fault lies In the drawing of the fore
legs of the animals, which, on account of tbe
position in which they are seen, are very .much
foreshortened and require more care In their
delineation than has been bestowed noon them.
On the other hand the picture has some of the
strong points which are characteristic of most
of this artist's recent work, among which may
be mentioned tbe firm and substantial appear
ance of tbe two beasts, and the pleasant tone
which pervades the work as a whole. Mr. Wall
has already commenced the summer campaign
against such difficulties as unfavorable
weather, etc in which all artists who paint
from nature must engage, though it is proba
ble that from now until the frost comes nature
will smile more often than frown and the lot of
the artist be enviable in spite of its trials.
"A Shady Road, Washington County." is
the subject of the latest picture by Mr. E. A.
Poole, now on exhibition at Boyd's. The sub
ject is something quite different from any
which this artist has yet shown here, bat tbe
peculiarities of his style are plainly noticeable
throughout the work. The picture represents
a country road winding through a woods, along
which a flock of sheep may be seen coming
toward tbe spectator. Tbe grouping of the
trees is varied and beautiful, and tbey bend
gracefally over tbe roadway in a very pleasing
and picturesque manner. A certain stiffness
in tbe banaling of the trees is a fault wn ch has
been remarked In other work by tbe same ar
tist, but tbis fault is, in some measure at least,
counterbalanced by tbe considerable degree nt
relief which he has succeeded in giving to the
M : CUME : SMI
For One Week, Commencing To-Monw Morning.
We've had a most extraordinary business this season, and not wanting the
earth, as some of our would-be competitors evidently do, we are willing, in order
to effect a speedy clearance of what we have left of Refrigerators and Baby Car
riages, to sell the balance of our stock at prices which are the most complete and
destructive annihilation of gilt-edged figures ever known, and cold-blooded assas
sination of all so-called competition.
Every Minute of This Sale a Golden One to Buyers,
Either for Cash or Credit '
Every purchase dollars in your pockets jvery transaction recorded will be
one to your own personal advantage. There is no hocus-pocus, sbilly-shelly, now
you-have-it and now-you-don't business about this sale. Tis solid meat and 'tis
.your opportunity for laughing the high prices of other furniture dealers to scorn.
BE ON HAND EARLY, BARGAIN SEEKERS !
Xet us tell you this. Lots of the Refrigerators and Baby Carriages offered by
many dealers in this city are of such poor quality that they are dear at anv price.
"We guarantee what we offer to be the BEST in the city, and we have set our
minds on disposing of what we've got left, and you can bet your sweet life that
nothing shall stand in the way ot'us accomplishing our ends.
Economical Buyers, We
There's a lot of satisfaction to a reliable house in selling to people who can ap
preciate good things at lowest prices. We will sell you for crtdit quite as will
ingly as for cash, for it mates no difference to us how we receive the mouey. We
are not like some other dealers In this city hard up lor a few dollars. What we
want is your custom, add once obtained, depend on it. our good treatment will re
tain your trade for all time to come.
EET This sale commences at 8 o'clock, sharp, Monday morning.
OLD REIIABLE HOUSE, , v
Corner Tenth Street
their labor In tbe fields to silently pray, at tho
sound of the Angelas bell, which is rung at an
appointed hour of the evening during certain
seasons. Tbe spire faintly showing in the
background indicates the village church'
whence the call to prayer proceeds. Though
Millet's paintings now command such Immense
prices, as the sate last week Indicates, it is
stated tbat his widow is living in poverty at
Barbizon. in France. The greatest recognition
of the genius of artists comes in this, as In so
many other case3, after their death.
different masses of foliage. Mr. Poole has not
yet learned to paint trees with any approach to
completeness of detail and still preserve the
freedom of a sketch, but for that matter very
few others can tin it either; one of tbe faults of
the celebrated Ronsseau was that tbe samo
stiffness was sometimes noticeable in bis treat
ment of foliage. A strong point in work by
M-. Poole Is bis clever arrangement of lleht
and shade, and tbe work at present under con
sideration it fully np to bis standard la this
respect Tbe coloring Is good and natural: it Is
honest and pleasing, and devoid of any attempt
at trirklness or straining aftereffects. Alto
gether tbe picture will help to maintain for the
artist the favorable reputation wblch he Is
building up for himself in this locality.
If yon have not smoked the La Perla del
Fumar Key West Cigar you have lost a
treat Sold 3 for 25c G. W. Schmidt,
Nos. 95 and 97 Filth ave.
TO DAY, TO DAY
A BIG DAY ON THE
Singing excellent Plenty cool air,
jyS-o-WTbssq G. W. W. JENKINS.
Week Commencing Monday, July 8,
Every Afternoon and Evening.
J. Z. LITTLE'S
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A Strictly First-Class Company.
Entire Now Scenery.
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away from home. Also last came of each series
played on home grounds. Every move made on
the baseball grounds reproduced by telegraph,
on the baseball bulletin at tho
All League and Association games by Innings
General admission 10 cents.
HARRY DAVIS, Manager.
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