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THE PITTSBUKG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1889.
GAY COKEY ISLAND.
r A TouDg Lady Who Needed Excite
ment in Big Doses.
fSAUCI COSTUMES ON THE BEACH.
lire. Blaine Declines the Acquaintance of
WHI FEEDDI FOUGHT WITH THE LILT
tCODLBESFOSDENCE OF TIIZ EI8FATCH.1
Kew Yoek, August 23.
GIRL remarked on
the piazza of a Coney
Island hotel: "1'es,
I'm here," address
ing a croup of
friends who greeted
her appearance with
exclamations of sur
me still huried in
that little Jersey
Tillage, as indeed I might haTe heen but lor
our family physician, who knows me better
than mamma does. You seel got dreadfully
low and moping and lost my appetite and
spirits, and mamma became alarmed and
cent in town for that blessed old doctor. He
came out, looked me all over, and better,
looked the place over, took off his glasses,
wiped them with his handkerchief and
squinted down at me: 'There's nothing
the matter with the child," he said to
mamma, 'except an overdose of this Jersey
Sleepy Hollow. Take her away, to New
port, Bar Harbor, Saratoga anywhere there
is life. She thrives on excitement. It's
more than medicine for her. Give her all
Bhe craves.' So our trunks were packed,
we csme here and I never felt better in my
life than I do at this moment."
I glanced at the speaker. She was a
typical American girl, slender and willowy
in form, with yet no hint of scrawninesi;
large gray eyes through which her very soul
shone, and a face of di licate features, whose
ever-changing expression indicated the
sensitive emotions and easily swayed sensi
bilities of its owner's temperament. A
bundle of nerves and quivering perceptions,
a'Ti graceful, keenly intelligent and
altogether charming now, at 18; but with a
future at 40 that is vastly more probable
than attractive. I make that gloomy fore
cast because she is the boldest bather at
SEW YOEKEES" TAVOBITE BESOET.
Coney Island is so near to New York, and
therefore so temptingly accessible to both
residents and tourists, that it assembles a
most diverse mnltitude. Manhattan Beach
has hotels costlier to their guests. I think,
than any other resort in America; and from
that high degree of expenditure, if not of
social worth, the horde of visitors reaches
down to the economy represented in beer
and sandwiches. The bathing throughout
th" four miles ot beach is correspondingly
She deeded Excitement.
various. The writer has been to five other
seaside places this season, and everywhere
else has looked in vain tor startlingly
vivid bathers. It is true that at Narra
gansett Pier, Atlantic City, and especially
at Ocean Grove, there is considerable bra
vado of dress by the girls, but it is oftener
a matter of negligence than deliberate pur
pose. For several summers there was a succes
sion of actresses at Long Branch who ex
hibited themselves on the sand and in the
water in ways that merited and obtained
wide publication, but this year there is an
absence of show figures there. At Coney
Island, however, this lack of human ob
jects to admire deprecatingly is not felt.
Several wives and daughters of wealth are
exceedingly saucy in their surf toilets, to
put it mildly, and every pleasant day brings,
as excursionists from the citv, a lew young
women whose disportings in the waves are
as good as a circus. Besides, there are sev
eral actresses here for the summer, and,
doubtless under orders from their man
agers, they use themselves for self-advertising
purposes just as . every available
wall in a town is utilized for posters just be
fore the arrival of a show. The most suc
cessful of these stage beauties, measuring
success by the amount of attention com
manded, hires one of the bath masters as a
constant attendant while she is in the water.
He is a stalwart old negro, with a reputa
tion lor professional swimming in earlier
vears, and with two life-saving medals on
lis breast to prove his bravery. The girl is
very handsome, and for a time her identity
was a puzzle. The rumor went about the
hotels that she was an heiress from some
where out 'West, hut the truth came out,
and it must be told that she is an athlete
tinder engagement for a tour with a variety
MBS. BLAINE 017 THE BEACH.
Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr., is staying at
A Pretty Tableau.
one of the hotels, and is in sight daily as an
equestrienne and a bather. She is an
nouncing herself for an early theatrical
debut, too, but she does it with" an appear
ance of modestv and with no departure
Irom a graceful Searing. That other forth
coming debutante, Mrs. Leslie Carter, the
Chicago divorced woman, has also been at
Coney Island. It is an even thing between
her and Mrs. Blaine as to prettiness, but
Mrs. Blaine doesn't by any means consider
that they are on a level socially. It happens
that the same dramatic tutor has them un
der training, and the other day he went
down to Coney Island to deal with them.
He encountered them on the same piazza,
and was requested by Mrs. Carter to intro
duce them to each other. But his discre
ion led him to speak to Mrs. Blaine about
it first, and she positively and pointedly re
fused the acquaintance.
It was a bather with a heavy physiqne,
but light of deportment, who asked the bath
master to carry her ont into the surf, be
cause, as she explained, her physician had
ordered her to submerge herself all at once.
He thought that if she waded in, the blood
would be driven to her head and thereby ag
gravate some real or imaginary nervous dis
order. So the servitor gathered her op in
his arms with difficulty and started on his
mission. Just then an impolite and wag
gish chap, standing on the shore, yelled at
the top ol his voice to the bathers ont in the'
water: "Look outt look outl There is going
to be a tidal wave." But the danger was
averted, because the woman got angry and
wouldn't be dropped into the water alter all.
Among the stragglers on the beach are a
surprising proportion of men who are worth
looking at, if you only knew about them.
Yesterday I saw two chaps lounging to
gether, and nobody paid any attention to
them, but when 1 heard the name of Mrs.
Langtry mentioned between them I at once
took into account their identity. One was
Bob Hilliard, the actor, whd had a row with
Mrs. Langtry notoriously last year, and was
laughed at lor his sentimental exploit of
rapturously kissing the beauty's shoe. He
declared that it was a joke, but she took it
for serious wooiug, and told of it after they
had quarreled. The other man was Porter
Ashe, the California sportive millionaire,
who has just been extensively printed as the
former law partner of Jndge Terry. Ashe
has had experience with Mrs. Langtry,
too. It happened last summer at
An Object of Interest.
Long Branch. He devoted himself assidu
ously to the Lily, and she seemed to like it.
He was a conspicuous figure in the rapid
set of which Mrs. Langtry, the Baroness
Blanc and several other social plungers
were transiently famous. Fred Gebhardt
objected to any rivalry, and there were open
quarrels on the hotel veranda. Then Freddy
bade an angry adieu to his sweetheart and
sailed away to Europe. She hastily fol
lowed him and brought him back, since
which they have seemed to live together in
concord, 'it may not be complimentary to
the more celebrated beauties, but the posi
tive lact is that Ashe and Hilliard, famous
mashers, were paying particular attention
to two pretty girls manifestly from the Bow
ery. It is safe to paraphrase Gilbert and
say that beauty "levels rank, and there
fore" this brace of beaux were justified in
paying court to it wherever they found it.
LEFT TIIEIE DIOKITT AT HOME.
Doubtless the salt air is a relaxer of dig
nity, for surely I have seen men, who, esti
mating by appearances, were judges, mer
chant princes, or something else equally
weighty at home, who on the beach do not
hesitate to frivolously follow every comely
girl who gives the least invitation. But
you can't make people serious at summer
resorts. Every Sunday some preacher,
often eloquent ones, go down to Coney
Island and deliver sermons in almost empty
hotel parlors, and among the guests who
will not listen, moreover, are many persons
who are pious at home.
A musical authority named Krehbiel, a
big and very beautiful blonde at that, went
to Brighton to lecture on "How to Listen to
Music" He calculated that Coney Island,
frith its three splendid orchestras, was just
the place for the delivery of his advice; but
the people wouldn't listen to him, much less
take instruction from him in the art of
listening, and poor Krehbiel fared even
worse than the clergymen. Professional en
tertainers will not learn the truth that folks
at watering places do not want them; or else
the places of those who do learn it by ex
perience are promptly taken by those who
have not. At least a dozen individuals, or
small parties, have this year undertaken a
roundoi the resorts, and I know of only
one case, that of Marshall P. "Wilder, the
dwarf jester, who has made expenses.
A CLOSE CALL FOE MUGGINS.
A Pet Cnb Gets in a Bad Fix While Stealing
American Agriculturist. 1
The cub was a half-grown black bear
which had been captured in its clumsy
babyhood by John Mead and carried to his
farm in one of the western counties in
Michigan. "While on a hunt in the northern
part of the State he had suddenly en
countered the old mother bear, with two
A well-aimed shot from his rifle brought
the old bear down, and Mr. Mead was soon
on his way to the nearest settlement with
the skin and the two cubs. One of them he
sent by express to a friend in an Eastern
city; the other one he carried home with
him, where it was kindly cared for and soon
became a great pet, especially for the three
boys. They named him Muggins, and made
him a comfortable kennel, which was kept
well supplird with fresh, clean straw for his
bed. Muggins was given the freedom of a
long, light chain, attached by one end to
his collar, and at the other was an iron pin
driven into the ground. The boys taught
him all manner ot amusing tricks, and be
seemed to enjoy the fun quite as much as
his two-leeged playmates. Down in the
lower corner of the orchard was a tree of
great yellow sweet apples.
When the warm, calm September days
came the boys would nufasten Muggins' col
la" and take him to the tree. This he
climbed nimbly, and after shaking down
some of the ripe apples, would comedown at
the call of the boys, and share with them the
apples, of which he was very fond. One dav
the boys had been cutting corn with their
father in the field, and on coming to the
house at dinner time they ran, as usual, to
the house of their shaggy pet in the back
yard, hut Muggins was gone, chain and all.
He had tugged away at the iron pin until it
became loose and pulled out of the ground.
The chain had left a distinct trail in the
grass which led toward the orchard. The
boys hurried toward the large sweet apple
tree, rightly suspecting that it was the ob
ject ot the cub's raid. When they arrived
within sight of it, there hung poor Muggins
by the neck to a lower limb. They quickly
ran to his rescue, and while one lifted him
so as to relieve the pressure on his throat,
the other unfastened the chain from his col
lar, and then they laid him down on the
At first they thought he would never
breathe again; but after a few moments he
drew his breath, and was soon able to amble
back to his quarters. It seemed that after
pulling himself free, Muggins had gone and
climbed the old tree, shaking off some of the
apples, and then swung himself down from
the lower limb by his forepaws, nnmindfnl
of the chain which dangled from his collar.
But the chain had become entangled in the
limbs, and when he let go his hold npon the
limb, it held him suspended by the neck,
too low to reach the limb with his paws.
Only for the opportune arrival of the boys,
all would soon have been over with Mug
gins. Who Made the Mistake.
Mr. Bobert Law, writer, dictated a letter
to his junior clerk, and when it was being
read over Mr. Law found a very bad mis
take. Mr. Law, being a mild man, did not
get into a rage, but quietly asked; ""Was
it yon are I that made this mistake, John?"
"Weel," said John, "as it's bad mainners
for an inferior to tak' owre muckle on him
tel', we'll say it was you." "
THE NATURAL BRIDGE
Nature's Bemarkab'le Handiwork in
the Old Dominion Where
WASINGTON CARVED HIS NAME.
Thomas Jefferson's Appreciation of Its
THE MINING FETEE IN TIEGINIA
COREISrOXDESCE OF Till DISPATCH.
Natural Bbidge, Va., August 22.
Natural Bridge is a great place for hatching
mining and land improvement companies.
The profits the people of Virginia get from
their rich fields no longer satisfy them; they
covet those yielded by the coal and iron
districts of Alabama and Tennessee, and the
prosperity of Decatur, Boanoke and such
towns. Their mineral resources they ex
pect to some day make them rich. They
think they have as good iron ore as Ala
bama, that they can manufacture it as
cheaply and that they are nearer a market
than thtir Southern rivals. They
believe also that they have marble,
tin and several other ores in valuable
quantities. The aim of the land improve
ment companies is to develop these.
Colonel Parsons, James G. Blaine, John
Sherman, Cal Brice, Major George Hib
bard, who laid out Tacoina, Governor Lee,
General Anderson and other men of .na
tional repute are interested in these com
panies. The last three at present are intent
Upon the development of Glasgow.located at
the junction of the Nortlrand James rivers,
while the others are putting their im
mediate efforts upon the town of Irongate, a
few miles from Clifton Forge.
On my way to Natural Bridge I passed
the town of Crimora, near which Carnegie,
Phipps & Co. get most of the manganese
iron used in their works about Pittsburg.
They have about 150men at work now, and
cannot get the manganese out fast enough.
The ore is found in a very faulty vein that
stands on the perpendicular, and is some
times on the surface and sometimes 200 feet
deep below the surface, and vanes from a
few inches in thickness to several score feet.
The Carnegie people bought the controlling
share of the mine from a Pittsburger named
James "White for $75,000, and he bought
it for a few hundred. "Will "White,
a brother of James White, and also a Pitts
burger, has leased another manganese mine
near Boanoke and is developing it.
The mountains about Crimora are filled
with mineral, but, with the exception of
the deposit which the Carnegie firm is work
ing, no deposit is being developed success
fully. An Englishman named Kent owns
what he thinks is a very valuable vein of
manganese, and spent considrable money in
getting his ore in shape to be worked and
marketed only to find that the expenses ate
up the profits. He lias abandoned the
project for a time at least. Kent is a char
acter. Several years ago he drifted
to Crimora and began prospecting for ores
in the mountains round about, and he has
kept it up ever since. He says nothing to
anybody of his affairs, and beyond knowing
that he has a good yearly income coming to
him from an estate in England, his neigh
bors know little about him. He is a bach
elor and keeps an old colored housekeeper
to look after his Household. Almost any
day he may be met in the mountains, pros
pecting hammer in hand, or else direct
ing the 'work of two or three men in
digging about his discoveries. At pres
ent his neighbors have their curiosity un
usually excited "with the sight of occasional
bagsful of mysterious ore that he puts on
the train and sends North. They rather
imagine that he has found a tin mine or
that he imagines he has. From time to
time he buys up mountain land until now
he owns considerable. He may strike it
rich yet, when perhaps success may
loosen his tongue about his affairs and pas't
life and satisfy his curious neighbors.
The South has probably no greater at
traction to oiler the tourist than Natural
Bridge. The most graphic picture yet
drawn of this wonder falls far short of con
veying a fair idea of it, and writers like
Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Chastel
lux, Harriet Martineau and Charles Dudley
"Warner have tried their pen at describing
it. Like Niagara, it must be seen to be ap
preciated. Leaving the hotel, one follows a
pathway down the mountain alongside a
turbulent brook that slips in white sheets
over the rocky slopes and growls and roars
as it tumbles over a precipice of some
length where the path approaches closest to
it. At this point one's attention is attracted
to two large arbor vitse trees, the
larger of which has a circum
ference of, more than 17 feet
and has fallen across the brook where it be
gins its precipitous descent, making a pic
turesque natural bridge. The age of the
tree is estimated at 1.500 years, continuing
down the path which bends to the right
about the base of the mountain, cne is
brought abruptly in sight of the bridge.
The feeling of surprise gives away gradually
to that of wonder and awe as the eye takes
in its great proportions and graceful out
lines. It towers 215 feet above, its width is
100 feet, and its span is 90 feet, and every
thing else of it and about it is elegantly
proportioned. The arch is regular, and
arch and abutments are as smooth as if chis
eled by man.
The bridge consists of a huge stratum of
blue limestone, arching a deep fissure in the
mountain, through which a large creek har
ries down its rocky bed. Trees grow on its
top and about its sides and terns and
vines and moss cling in and trail from its
crevices. Through the arch one sees a strip
of blue sky and a dark background of wav
ing pines. On the face of the abutment to
the felt, about 25 feet above the stream, are
scratched scores of names, among themthatof
G. Washington, cut when the "Father ot
his Country" was a boy, and a foolhardy
one at that, as the smooth surface of the rock
made the cntting ot the name a very peril
ous one. From the frail bridge crossing the
stream underneath the arch one sees directly
overhead on the great keystone, as it were,
the figure ot a gigantic eagle with wings
outstretched apparently flying up the
chasm; the head, wings and claws are all
perfect. Under it is the figure of a crouch
ing lion almost as perfect. Discoloration of
the rock caused by percolation of water
from the top surface of the bridge seems to
be responsible for these
They have been conspicuous so long as
the history of the bridge goes back, and the
French engineers who surveyed and meas
ured the bridge at the time of the Revo
lutionary War remarked them and drew
from them a happy augury of the success of
the Americans in the struggle. Passing
through the bridge and taking up a position
on the further side a hundred yards
or so from it one gets a still better impres
sion of the soaring grace ot the arch. This
side of the bridge is remarkable for its
smoothness and well-proportioned curves.
The arch and abutments give away grad
ually from the outer edge like tbe sides of
the basin of a huge fn'nnel, due, 1 imagine,
to the constant wearing away ot the rock by
the stream for ages past, starting when its
bed was up near the top of the arch and
then coming lower and lower as the water
wore away the rocks over which and against
which it flowed. Looking up through the
arch to the right, about half way from the
top, one sees the semblance of a beautiful
human face sculptured on rocky abutment,
and nearer on the abutment, to the left, is
another' rocky profile tuaj of an old man.
Both are ot huge size.
Climbing around to the top of the bridge'
one finds there a broad turnpike road that
is and has been a main highway since col
onial times, and still earlier it was used by
the Indians. The bridge u the only cross
ing of the chasm for several miles in both
directions. Unless one is on the tharp look
out, he would pass over it without recogniz
ing it, as it has natural rock parapets and is
overgrown with oak and pine trees and
bushes, except where the road cuts through,
shutting out a view of its edges. From the
edge of the bridge to the bottom of the
abyss below the view can properly be
described as terrible. Trees below
look like bushes and full grown persons like
little children. You wonder at the audacity
of the swallows spinning about in the chasm
below, now on one side of the bridge and
then darting through the arch to the other
and trying in vain to cling to its rocky arch.
The deep chasm is lined on both sides and
in both directions from the bridge with a
thick crowth of somber pines that whisper
weirdly with the wind, and the deep rumble
of the streem below completes the feeling of
awe that comes over the visitor as he looks
down from this
GBAND -WfiSK OP NATOEE.
The ravine above the bridge is full of in
terest A pathway leads thronch a
pine forest, across rustic bridges
and over and about massive rocks. A
half a mile up is a cave in which the
Americans in the War of 1812 made
saltpeter, and later in the Civil War the
Confederates used it for the same purpose.
Three-quarters of a mile np is the "Lost
Biver." a brook that gushes out of the
mountain side from a rocky cavern with a
surface opening of the size of a coal mine.
At the opening one can hear the roar of the
brook as it falls over a precipice far back
ia the heart of the mountain. Where the
brook originates nobody knows nor will
anybody know until it has worn a cavern in
the mountain and another natural bridge,
as it is slowly but surely doing.
Perhaps several million years from
now there will be two natural
bridges, the present one and this
other one that the "Lost Biver" is forming.
A quarter of a mile further np the ravine is
a very pretty cascade known as Lace Water
falls. Though Natural Bridge receives nothing
like the attention from tourists that it
should, its beauty and grandeur have been
known and appreciated from earliest colo
nial times. As early as 1774 Thomas Jeffer
son was granted the tract of land about it
by King George III., and at the time of the
Revolutionary War the bridge had attained
such wide celebrity that the French organ
ized two expeditions to visit it, and from
their measurements and diagrams a picture
was made in Paris which was copied ex
tensively in Europe, giving the
bridge a Continental celebrity.
While surveying, Lord Fairfax's
domains in the Shenandoah Valley Wash
ington visited the bridge and carried his
name high up on the rocky abutment where
it can be daily seen to this day.
A FAMOUS PLACE.
In the early part of the century it was
much visited, Chief Justice Marshall, Mon
roe, Clay, Benton, Jackson, Van Buren,
Sam Houston and other national characters
registered here. Thomas Jefferson predicted
that it would some day be a spot resorted to
by thousands, and one year after getting
possession he settled two slaves in a log
cabin near the bridge; one room of the
cabin he directed to be kept open for the en
tertainment of strangers. He spoke of it
as "a famous place, that will draw the at
tention of the world," and his pre
diction is coming true. Everv
year more tourists resort to it
than the year previous. The present owner.
Colonel Parsons, a Northern man and great
friend of James G. Blaine, with Mr. Blaine
bought the bridge and the small tract of
land about it for $49,000. Blaine sold ont
to Parsons, and since then the latter has
added tract after tract until now he owns
3,000 acres, which, in the opinion of Charles
Dudley Warner, is one of the most magnifi
cent estates in existence. Mr. Parsons has
laid out roads over and around the forest
covered mountains, which command lovely
woodland and mountain scenery. From
Mount Jeflerson one gets the finest view of
the Blue Bidge Mountains in all the extent
of that noble range, as well as beautiful
stretches of cultivated valleys and upland.
The magnificent scenery about the bridge is
of a piece with the picturesque bridge it
self, and would be worth a visit without the
A FROZEN SNAKE IN SUMMER,
A CbuIcIII Man' Singular Adventure With
a Bis Reptile.
Mr. Samuel Somerson, who lives near
Catskill, went to his barn, which is about
50 yards from his kitchen door, on Monday
afternoon to get some kindling wood for his
wife. As he pulled out the pieces he wanted
he noticed something that seemed to be
about two feet of a very straight, highly
varnished stick protruding from the foot of
the pile. He drew it out, and, as he ob
served its dark and slightly mottled ap
pearance, he congratulated himself on
having secured a handsome walking cane,
and wondered how it carae to be mixed np
with the firewood in his barn. But sud
denly he dropped it. as a closer observation I
showed him that be had picked up a black
snake, frozen ttiff. The reptile had crawled
Into the lining of the icehouse and had
frozen so stiff that it was not aroused by its
fall upon the floor of the barn. Finding
that it did not move, Mr. Somerson again
cautiously raised it from the ground. It
did not bend when he held it at arm's
length in a horizontal position, and not
knowing exactly what was the matter with
it, he started for the house to show it to his
wife, who came from a snake country up
in the mountains.
In the yard he met his little boy and
playfully shook the frozen serpent at him,
The lad, under the impression that he
was being threatened with a stick, cried
and ran'away. The father did not pursue
him, for the snake, like everything else
around, had been rendered very brittle by
the action of the frost, and the oscillation
broke it into two nearly equal sized pieces.
The tail end, which Mr. Somerson retained
in his hand, remained as before the rupture,
but the part that was influenced by the
head recovered its vitality at once, and, ap
parently oblivious to the disintegration of
its anatomy, glided back toward the ice
house, intending, doubtless, to sink again
into innocuous desuetude and slumber on
for an unlimited period. Mr. Somerson,
however, interfered with this design by
battering its life out with its own plain, un
THE HINT "WAS SUFFICIENT'
A Shrewd Child Gem What She Wants
Without Aklne for It.
Little Willa paused in her play to watch
the mother of her little playfellow put the
newly-baked bread away. Turning her
pretty head from side to side, she said: "I
am going home auntie."
"Why do you want to go home?" was
"Oh, I don't want to go; I am just going
because I am hungry."
Inducements were offered, and she pro
longed her visitC
More Fan at Peeksklll.
Private Boaker P'raps th' Colonel'U
call 'tention to my soiled collar at inspec
tion again tennorrerl Judge.
THE MODEM GREEKS.
Gossip About the Busiest and Braini
est Nation of the Orient.
THE IMPKOYEMENTS IN QBEECE.
How th.8 Athenians Boom Their Political
BUCKSHOT BALLOTS CAST ON SUNDAY
(TBOM OCR TltAVIXIJiQ COirjnSSIOSHt.3
Athens, August 5. The Athens of to
day is a city of the nineteenth century. Its
buildings are the two and three story houses
of brick and stucco which you find in towns
of France and Italy. They are roofed with
with red tiles and they are built in blocks
with all the regularity of modern civiliza
tion. The streets are paved with cobbles
and the sidewalks are flagged with blocks
of stone. The stores are of the same descrip
tion as those of any American city, and
their plate glass windows show stocks of
goods which will compare favorably with
those of Washington or Denver. Thestreets
cross each other at right angles and street
car tracks run through the busiest of them.
You can ride in the Athenian tramway for
3 and 0 cent fares over the same ground
which Alcibiades dashed in his seven-horse
chariots, and the steam whistles of the loco
motives which draw trains along the rail
roads to the Pireus and Corinth, reverberate
against the time colored marble pillars ot
the Parthenon, which, standing on the
znightv Acropolis, still looks over the city
as in the days when Pericles had his golden
rule, nearly 2,500 years ago.
It is the oldest of the old looking at the
newest of the new. Modern Athens has
been built within 50 years. At the time of
the Greek independence in 1834, it was a
dirty village of 300 miserable houses. By
a census, which has just been complettd, it
has now 108,000 people, and it has nearly
doubled its population within the past ten
years. The Greeks themselves look upon
their country as that of a nation reborn and
upon Athens as a city, rising Phcenix like
to a brighter and better existence from the
dusty ashes of its past.
If ATUBB STILL THE SAilE.
The Athens of to-day lies partly on and
partly off the site of the ancient city. It is
on the edge of a plain with the hill of the
Aciopolis rising upward sheer 200 feet at
its back, and with the low mountain of
Hymettus at one side. Near this are other
mountains, and away to one side across the
plain are the blue waters of the Mediterra
nean Sea. From the Acropolis you can see
the plains of Marathon, on which the great
battle wasj fought where the Greeks, under
Maltiades, defeated the Persians, and away
to the west are the blue waters of the Bay of
Salamis, where Xerxes, the Persian King,
watched the destruction of his thocsand war
vessels by the Grecian fleets. At the side of
the Acropolis is a rocky hill about 100
feet high, and more of a cliff than
a hill, on which St. Paul preached
and on which the court of Areopagus was
held, to which the old Athenians passed
sentences of life and death, and where
Demosthenes was tried for bribery and con
victed. Everv surrounding is historic and
classic, and the sky, the hills and the sea
are the same. The heavens are to-day as
wonderfully blue as they were in the days
of Homer. The poppy flowers mixed with the
wheat are of as blocd a red as they were
when Plato sat among them and talked
philosophy, and the dark hemlock on the
hills is as green as when it furnished the
poison which killed Socrates. Mount Hy
mettus, with its rocky silver gray sides,
furnishes as sweet honey to-dav as when the
Grecian poets sung its praises, and from the
quarries on Mount Pentelikos over there
comes for the new public buildings of Ath
ens as pure white marble as that with which
Phidias worked and out of which Praxitiles
chipped his famous statues.
METHODS OP GREEK MEECHANTS.
It is only in respect to its natural sur
roundings that Athens remains as it was in
the past. Its buildings have all the fresh
greenness of the nineteenth century and it is
a town of hotels, theaters and newspapers.
It is a business town, too, and the modern
Greeks are among the brightest business
men of the East. The storekeepers have no
fixed prices and you bargain for everything
you buy. The rule is to offer not more than
one-third of what is asked, and you must
bargain with your butcher, your tailor, and
with even your druggist. A laay of Athens
was describing to melast night the purchase
of her last spring bonnet. Said she: "I
went into me leaaing miiunery snop oi the
place and picked out a well-trimmed piece
of lace and straw and asked the price."
"It will be 100 francs," was the reply.
"Oh," said I, "but I can't pay so much.
I think CO francs is enough lor it and I will
give no more."
The merchant looked at me and said at
once that it was impossible, then seeing that
I was about to leave, he said: "Well,
niadame, if you think SO francs is enough
yon may have it for that." And, concluded
the lady, who is a Greek, "it is so all over
Athens. You must never pay what the.peo
ple ask you. Then you will see in some of
the stores prices marked on the goods and
the notice hung np that there are none but
fixed prices at such places. But this is a
fraud. You must tell them you cannot pay
so much and yon will get the goods for
I have tried this plan during the past few
days and I find I can get a considerable re
duction, even in sedlitz powders and qui
nine. THE POLITICAL CEKTEB.
Athens is the capital of Greece and it Is,
of course, the political centerot thecountry.
It is here that the King lives, and it is here
that the Chamber of Deputies meets and
settles the destinies of the nation. But first
let me tell ycu something about the Greece
of 1889. It is not, you know, divided up
now as it was in the past into a dozen differ
ent governments. It was consolidated under
he Mohammedans. By the war of a half
century and more ago it was freed from the
domination of the Turks and it was given a
king by the leading governments of Europe.
This king was Otto, of Bavaria, and he
ruled until 1862 when he was expelled and
Great Britain, France and Russia chose the
present King, who is the son of the King of
Denmark. The Greeks pride themsel ves on
vheir democracy and they say they believe
so much in equality that they prefer to have
a foreigner rule over them.
Their country is, all told, onlv as large as
West Virginia, or half the size'of the State
of New York, and they number only about
2,000,000 people. Each one ot the male sex
among these 2,000,000 thinks himself a
statesman, and as soon as he is old enough
to speak begins to talk politics, and there is
no political center in the world perhaps, ex
cept Washington, in which politics is more
talked than in Athens. The chief subject is
the actions of the Chamber of Deputies,
which is the Greek Parliament, and the
effect which these actions will have on the
governments of Europe. The modern Greek
imagines that everything that Boulanger,
Bismarck or Gladstone does is more or less
connected with Greece, and, like one of our
own cities, he thinks that Athens is the hub
on which the wheel ot European politics
THE OBEEK PARLIAMENT.
There is but one house in the Greek Par
liament, and this contains 160 members,
who are elected by the people of the various
provinces, every man having the right to
vote. The members are elected for four
years, and they must sit not less than three
nor longer than six months every year.
They receive salaries amounting to $400 a
session, and if on extra session is called they
get (300 more. In the most prosperous times
they cannot thus make more than $700 a
year. They have lully as much power as
our Congress, and they in reality govern
Greece. The King has the veto power, but
he would not dare to exercise it against
large majority vote, and the result is that
his power is not much greater than that of
the Queen of England.
The Greeks are very fond of speaking and
they are good speakers, and a plaoa in this
chamber is quite as much an honor here as
is a seat in our Senate. A politician has in
fact more influence here than in the United
States, and it is men rather than measures
which constitute the politics of Greece. The
party in power-rales and controls the offices,
and if it fails to hold the support of the
Chamber ot" Deputies the opposition comes
in and takes the reins and on the old spoils
system ousts the officials ot the opposite
party and puts In its own. Just now Mr.
Tricoupis, one of the greatest statesman of
Greece, is the Premier, and his party lately
gol the reins. They changed all of the
clerks, and by looking at the books proved
their predecessors guilty of defrauding the
Government. This was especially so in the
custom house offices. AH "of the old em
ployes, of which are, I am told, now in
Prison, while the clprlr nf umn nf the nthffr
offices are awaiting trial.
STUMP SPEAKERS POPULAR.
The elections in Greece are held some
what on the same plan as in America,
There is stump speaking before hand and
many of the same electioneering dodges are
played. Not a few of the wives of the candi
dates have recently helped in the election of
their husbands to Parliament, and I was
tola of an Athens Iddv who at the last
election, seeing that her husband was likely
to be defeated, took several embroidered
flags to neighboring villages and calling the
people together, told them that all such-as
wanted to vote lor her husband would have
a free passage to Athens and tickets to the
theater. She then presented them the flag
to carry and the whole town glad
of a cheap trip to the capital accepted
the offer and the husband now sits in the
chamber. In the processions of candidates
in Athens it is, I am told, not an uncommon
sight to sec the wife of a candidate in fine
clqthes riding along in a carriage and dis
tributing election documents and sometimes
flo,vers to the people. In the getting up of
a boom for a candidate, his friends surprise
him by serenades and demands for speeches
in front of his house. The candidate comes
ont, and just as among our politicians at
home, protests that he is surprised and goes
on to make his "extempore" remarks by
pnlling a roll of manuscript from his coat
AH of the elections and public meetings
of Greece even to the court balls are held
npon Sunday. The election polls are in the
churches and the chief election place of
Athens is the Cathedral. The voters are
all registered and the balloting is done in
such a way that fraud is hardly possible.
Each candidate has a ballot box of his own
and his j ndge sits behind it. These boxes
are in a row along one side of the church
and this place is so fenced off that only one
man can pass along and vote at one time.
The boxes themselves are about a foot
square and each has a round pipe-like hole
in its top jnst large enough to admit the
arm of a man. This pipe runs down
through the middle of the box until it meets
a partition which divides the box in half!
The ballots are buckshot and the voter
casts his ballot in the affirmative or nega
tive according as he cast his shot into the
conpartment on the right or left side of the
box. His name is given as he starts in to
vote aud he is handed just as many buck
shot as there are candidates and no more.
Each judge can see that he pulls up his
sleeve and that he has only one bullet in his
hand before he puts it into the box, and as
he drops it into the right or left inside the
box no one can see how he votes, aud fraud
is almost impossible. There is no ballot
box stuffing in Greece, and in case the
bnliets in the boxes do not correspond with
the tally at the entrance the whole vote is
Both in the making of laws and in the
elections the greatest of care is taken to
prevent fraud, and in the chamber of depu
ties a bill must be discussed and voted npon
article by article on three separate days be
fore it can be passed. The standard of in
telligence among the people is high, and
the poorest consider themselves on an
equality with the richest and the bluest
blooded. The modern Greek, whatever his
condition, does not imagine that he can be
below you in station and the waiter at a cafe
or the driver on a street car does not hesi
tate to chat with you and to express his
A PBOQBESSIVE PEOPLE.
The people are very patriotic, and they
believe in the future of Greece. They are
making wonderful progress. Already they
have 389 miles of railroad, and there is talk
of a line which will go from Athens north,
and will make connections with the rail
roads of Europe. This will bring the East
at least a day nearer Europe, aad it will
probably divert a large part of the trade
and travel which goes from India and
Egypt to Paris and London by Italy to
Greece. It will make the city of Athens
one ot the great cities of Europe, and will
make a material change in the country.
At present all vessels going to Con
stantinople and Athens must sail around
the Peloponesns, a great peninsula,
which lies at the south end of
Greece and which is the southernmost point
of Europe. The seas about this are very
stormy and the passage is always rough. By
the Corinth canal, which is now being cut,
the boats will be able to come through the
Gulf of Corinth above the Peloponesus, and
a day will be saved between Athens, and
Italy and the ships which go to Constanti
nople will save two davs in their voyages
from Naples and Sicily. An immense
amount of shipping will in this way be
brought to Athens and the city will increase
even more rapidly than it is now doing.
The people show themselves capable of
taking advantage of every improvement.
They are more like Americans than orien
tals, and they do not scruple to spend money
on public improvements. The Athens of
to-day is a town of theaters and good hotels.
It is a city of fine schools and of museums.
It has a good society and its people are as
bright and well posted as those of most
cities of Europe.
Fbaitk G. Cabpenteb.
THE MONKEY AND THE MIER0E.
Singular Behavior of an Ape on First Seeing
His Own Image.
A looking-glass is a mystery, an object of
intense interest, to any animal, and it is
often very amusing to watch their maneu
vers. Prof. C. Robertson describes the
behavior ot a large ape in the Jardin des
He was in an iron cage, lording it over
some smaller monkeys. Ferns and other
things had been thrown between the bars,
which the ape attempted to seize. At length
a Binall hand looking-glass, with a strong
wooden frame, was thrown in. The ape got
hold of it, and began to brandish it like a
hammer, when suddealy he was arrested by
the reflection of himself in the glass.
After looking puzzled for a moment, he
darted his head behind the glass to find the
other ape, which he evidently supposed to be
there.Finding nothing he apparently thought
that he had not been qnick enough in his
movements. So he raised and drew the
glass nearer to him with great caution, and
then,witb a swifter dart, looked behind; and
again finding nothing, he made an attempt
He now grew very angry, and began to
beat the frame violently on the floor ot the
cage. Soon the glass was shattered, and
Eieces fell out. Again he was arrested by
is own image in the piece of glass still
remaining in the frame, and he resobred to
try again. More carefully than ever he
began, and more rapidly than ever was the
final dart made.
His fury over this last failure knew no
bonnds,and he crunched the irame and glass
together with his teeth till nothing but
The Oldest Anthor.
We often hear the question. "Who is the
anthor of 'Lines On An Empty Skull?' "
Time wrote them; still writes them. There
are lines of disappointment on the empty
skulls of various Micawberi who wear out
an easy chair waiting for something to turn
BY A CLERGYMAN.
1 WRITTEN FOIt TOS DISPATCH.!
There is truth in the teaching of Sweden
borg concerning the double sense of the
Bible. There are two Bibles. There is the
outward book, the historical record, full of
"physical geography and Asiatic scenery"
the reign of kings and queens, the tramp
of armies, the sayings and doings of patri
archs and prophets, the manners and'eus
toms of peoples. There is also the inward
book, the spiritual record, of which the his
tory is the parable. This is the real Bible,
the valuable and permanently helpful part.
If we would understand what we read we
must penetrate beneath the surface. Then
we discover the true import ot the whole.
A keen scholar indicates the importance
of such a method of study:
"It is when the Bible within the Bible is
clearly seen that we can harmonize some por
tions nf the Book with justice, parity, modesty
the refined tastes ot our times. Here is one
of the staple objections to the sacred Scriptures
as urged by unbelievers: To take an example
or two. we have I Sam., iv 3, declared to be
unjust, tyrannical, cruel. So it must seem to
the man who only reads the outer Bible the
mere historic statement. But what are the
hidden factsr These: Amalek was the visible
head of Satan's kingdom. To be an Amalekite
was to be opposed to all that was righteous,
holy, good. To allow his existence was to footer
the growth of evil, weakening thereby the
kingdom of good. Hence, we find such positive
statements as those in Exodus xviL, 14-16;
Numbers xxiv. 20: Dent. xxv. 19; I Bam.rxv, 3.
The history here given is the contest between
righteousness and unrighteousness. The prin
ciple involved is that the former must live and
advance at all cost. Is It unjust, cruel, to sus
tain this principle? A desperado on a western
train, having mortally wounded three fellow
passengers, is himself dispatched before his
mania for blood can be stayed. Was this treat
ment of the murderer tyrannical? King Saul
was commanded to do no more to Amalek by
Samuel (I Sam. xv). So in every case In the
Bible, where Injustice seems to be on the sur
face, an understanding of the hidden facts
will show that the case is one of life or death
between good and eviL Which, think you,
ought to triumph at all cost?
As to charges ot lack of modesty in the Bible,
we will take the one most commonly men
tionedLot's Incest withhis two daughters. Asa
mere lact in history tbi3 paragraph could not
have been omitted without completely obscur
ing the origin oltbe Moabites and Ammonites
peoples playing an important part in the early
history of the world. So in every similar case,
the narrative will prove to be an absolute ne
cessity in order to be the continuity of history.
But of infinitely greater importance than this
to us is the profound truth here revealed, with,
perhaps, more emphasis that in any other part
of the Bible: (1) Drunkenness its hellish
power. Whom will it not destroy? What will it
not lead men to do? (2) Solitude its
dangers. Not in the bnsy world, tut in solitude
have men performed their most dastardly deeds
of Infamy! (3) A man's nearest relative or
best friend may become his greatest tempter
and the worst enemy of his souL (4) The
import of a single act for good or evil. Is a
passage like this, holding in trust for the ages
such precious warnings, a stumbling block to
the Bible s good name and glorious mission?
Nnture Corroborate! IIoici.
While Colonel Ingersoll and other unbe
lievers are talking about the mistakes of Moses,
the earth is yawning and throwing up cor
roborations of the old Hebrew lawgiver. Many
of these corroborations have come and con
tinue to come from the long buried city of
Nineveh. Nineveh was the capital ot a splen
did empire when the pyramids were young.
Seven hundred years before Christ, the prophet
Nahum foretold its fall (Nauum 1:14).
One hundred years later (in 6C6 B. C.) the
prophecy was fulfilled. The sand dril ted over
the ruins into which the King of Media had
crumbled its palaces and it was Inst for ages
its very site being a subject of controversy
among antiquaries. About 40 years ago the
ruins of Nineveh were discovered, liver since
the work of exhuming it has gone on. First
and last, many and interesting facts have been
brought to light, and marvelous testimonies to
the accuracy of the Old Testament have been
There are now In the British Museum 11,000
finely lettered clay tablets, each one About a
foot square and an inch thick. These are so
many pages from the library of the ancient
Kings of Nintven. By meansof them scholars
have read the Cnnel form inscriptions and an
locjcea me Histories wmen were Dariea in a
grave 23 centuries deep. Twelve of these little
slabs form what are known as the "Creation
Tablets," because they contain some records of
the creation, and particularly of the deluge.
As far as they go, they strangely substantiate
the Mosaic account. Others bear witness to
the trutn that those ancient times believed in
the one God, proving that the world was mono
theistic in the dawn of authentic history, just
as the Bible teaches, and that polytheism was
a later form of belief. Thus do the very ashes
of dead and buried empires speak from the
grave to refute and confound skepticism.
Josh Billings used to say: "I wouldn't give
10 cents to bear Ingersoll on the mistakes of
Moses, but I would give Sio to hear Moses on
the mistakes of Ingersoll." It is about equally
Interesting and profitable to hear ancient
Nineveh on the mistakes of Ingersoll.
When Napoleon was returning from bis cam
paign in Egypt and Syria, he was seated one
night npon the deck of the vessel under the
open canopy of the heavens, surrounded by his
generals. The conversation had taken a skep
tical turn, and most or the party had combatted
the doctrine of the divine existence. Napoleon
sat silent and musing, apparently taking no
interest in the discussion, wnen, suddenly rats'
ing his band and pointing to the crystallne
ftrmanent, crowded with blazing planets and
glittering stars, he broke out in those startling
tones that bad so often electrified a million
men: "Gentlemen, who made all that?" The
atheistic Generals were silenced.
Womrn In Business Offices.
The editor of the Golden Rule cites an In
terview with certain business men concerning
the relative merits of yonng men and youne
women as stenographers, and then remarks:
The young women seem to be the most popu
lar. One business man, however, does not be
lieve in having a young woman around in busi
ness hoars. "You can't talk business in a
manly way," he says, "if there Is a woman
present, as nearly all men smoke and swear,
and when they come into your office and see a
woman they feel crippled." This reminds us
of the man who objected to having a certain
lady on the school committee, "because, yon
know, you can't sit in your shirt sleeves with
your feet on tho table and crack jokes when
the women are around." All this is a compli
ment to womanhood, but it is a shame and a
disgrace to the manhood of the age. It is the
common opinion among many young men that
inordertoba manly they must be rough and
coarse, if not absolutely immoral. The manly
man Is the boor and the bully. When we hear
some of these "manly" young men talking
among themselves we feel like invoking the
spirit of a certain country schoolmistress
whom we knew, who was in the habit of wash
ing out the boy's months with soapsuds when
ever she caught them using bad language.
Tbooshta for the Sabbath.
Theee is not a home in America which this
case does not concern and threaten. No one is
safe while these conspirators remain unpun
ished. No wonder Lord Byron was bad. His
mother said to him one day, when she saw him
limp acioss the floor with his unsound foot:
"Get out of my way. you lame bratl" What
chance has a boy with such a mother J Joe Witt
I head of a vessel that foundered. The boats
were launched; many of the passengers were
struggling in the water. A mother with one
hand beat the waves and with the other lifted
up her babe toward the lifeboat, saying: "Save
my child! save my cbildl" Ibid.
It there is to be a growth, there must be a
seed that develops; but there must also be soil
in which the seed is planted. Tbe age Is the
soil which every husbandman cultivates and in
which every seed of truth is sown. Much
thought is lost because the age to be affect
ed is not understood. Extremely diffi
cult as tbe study is. has not the time come
when the peculiar characteristics of the age
should be a special object of study In our theo
logical seminaries, in our halls of legislation,
in our newspaper offices, in our homes ? J. H.
IF. Btuckenburg, D. D,
Sin may be clasped so close we cannot see
her face. ArchbUhop French.
A good book is the precious life blood of a
master spirit, treasured up In order to a life be
beyond life. Milton.
It there were more Nathans In the pulpit
there would be more smitten, confessing Davids
in the pews. J. Sanderson, If. D.
Dent the existence of God, deny man's free
dom and Immortality and by no other conceiv
able hypothesis can yon vindicate for man's
life any possible meaning. IF. H. Matlock.
A CHtracn exists for two grand obj ecu first,
gahering in, and then sending out A. T. Tier
ion, D. D. .
Carve your name on hearts and not on mar-ble.-C.
Don't b a Sunday Christian only. The
devil labors 365 days In the year. George C.
These is no rainbow without a cloud and a
storm. F. M. Vincent.
HIS PARTNER KNEW HUT.
Jot Gould Keeps tbe Sabbatk and Anythla
He Iiays His Hands On.
A New Yorker jnst'returned from Sara
toga tells this story on Jay Gould: A Sar
atoga clergyman, in making parochial calls
on the guests of the United States Hotel,
asked Glovauna Morosini, Gould's old Ital
ian partner, it Gould was a moral man.
"Does Mr. Gould keep the Sabbath?"
asked the clergyman.
'Gould keeree the Sabbath?" repeated
Morosini. with an Italian shrug. "Gould
keep-ee the Sabbath. Why, Gould keep-ee
anything he lays his hands on. Yon
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LOSS OF MEMORY.
Knli cartlealars In pamphlet
sent free. The renalna Ony't
Specific sold by drucirltts only In
yellow wrapper. Wlce. tl per
package, or lx forss, or by mall
on rwctnt nf hHm h. .r,i4 m.
Bfr -jut. uttAi juxjjiuijs uo- Buffalo, . Y
-s?1S-,S.nt9Br" TS.S. HolLaHU. corner
Smlthflplrt and Liberty sta. api2-J
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Composed of Cotton Boot, Tansy and
Pennyroyal a recent discovery by an
old ohvslclan. Is tuecrxtfulhi umtii
tnonuitu Safe. Effectual. Prinft SI- il
sealed, ladies, ask your druggist for Cook's
Cotton Boot Componnd and take no substitute,
or lnolose 2 stamps for sealed particulars. Ad
dress FOND kiLy compaSt, No.S Fishes
Block, 131 Woodward ave Detroit. Mlca.
For men! Checks the worn cases In three;
days, and cures In five days. Price SI 00. at
M , J. flejunu-s DfiroasTOtu;
jaHtVraMa 413 Hacks ttrtsA
I3P v $& mm mMmivl mm