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'ATTHE WORLD'S FAIR.
Mrs.-Frank Leslie Describes Some of
the Exhibits liich Arc
OP GREAT IXTKKEST TO W0MEN.
Works of Art in Laces, Fans, Fnrs and
A TEST CDTE COMBINATION DKESS
ICOBRESPOSDKXCr Or THE DISPATCH. 1
Paris. September 20. At the Exhibition
ofl6u7and 1878 exhibitors were permitted
to sell their wares. No tuch permission has
been granted, on this occasion eicept to the
Arab and other vendors ol Oriental trinkets.
It is stated that the decision o. the Exhibi
tion Commissioners tn prevent exhibitors
Irom selling their wares is due to represen
tations rom the Paris trades people, that it
would be unjust to expose them to competi
tion by foreisners who pay no customs du
ties. Tlie exception in favor o Oriental
products Is made on the ground that those
exhibitors who come trotn Japan, the Ar
gentine Republic, China, Egypt, Aunani,
Cnmbogia, and other distant lands, have
incurred -expenses so heavy that it would
be unjust not to allow tliem to try and eel
back a part ot their outlay. Iudeed, it ap
pears that the prospect offered them by the
French Government of disposing o meir
products in Paris was the only inducement
k that persuaded them to come" to the Exhi
And yet, strange ns it may sound, prob
" ably there is more shomiing dune at the
Universal Exposition than anywhere ele in
Paris nt the present moment. Go where you
will, there is scarcely an object to be seen in
the galleries th.it is'iree .'rom a ticket bear
ing the word "sold," or "sold four times
over." This latter phrase of course means
. that copies of the article esiubited have
been ordered bj lour different parties.
SMAltT FKEJ.CH SALESWOMEN-.
In front of most of the exhibits in this
gallery a young l.idy is seated, whose only
business is to answer questions and to band
to passers-by a card o! the house she repre
sents. You cannot help pricing some o"
the rare articles on show, and, it yon once
get into conversation with any ot thee
young maiden", who are the moot capable
and alert of women to be found in any of
the shops ot the French capital, vou are
soon persuaded to put your game down tor
something on their list of customers.
In the ladies' dress department there are
some exceedingly pretty costumes. One,
for instance, is a white satin soiree gown,
embroidered in gold down the trout, and
trimmed, at the bottom edge, all round with
ostrich feathers. It is a lovely sample of
that purclv French Myle ot dress light,
elegant, not over gorgeous nor, in fact, over
expensive; the person in charge told me the
price mi $300.
Another o these eveningdressesis in sky
bine velvet and pale blue satiu. The velvet
train is met at the sides by the underskirt in
satin, which at the waist forms two large
puflV, meeting behind over the train. The
skirt iront is bordered with two bauds of
white lace, put on perfectly flat. The cor
sage is of velvet trimmed "with lace. The
peculiar beauty of this dress is to be found
in the exquisite color and Cue quality of the
Tel vet, uliich is of the most beautifulshade
A reception dress in cream white silk,
figured with flounces in their natural hue,
la the tunic looped high in tlie Louis XVJ.
style over an underskirt ot white satiu, cov
ered with a wide flounce of white lace
vhich is headed jut below the draping of
tbe tunic in front with rosettes in wide moss
green moire ribbon.
LACE FIT FOB FA1KIES.
Here, among other wonders, are to be seen
some magnificent gauzy webs such as may
be found at" times in pictures 'by old painters,
bnt seldom elsewhere. There is a window
curtain with raised flowers in the Arab
style; and a Moorish door "curtain worked
in gold thread with the ueeille,froui Spanish
documents of the fourteenth ceutury, both
ol which must be priceless. In another ex
hibit of the same master-maker is a wed
ding casket with a pniut de Venise cover
ing ot the seventeenth century a dainty
folding screen of thesame valuable material
in the style of Louis XV.; aud a parasol
oriiumentel with hand-worked gimp alter
-the uvle prevalent in the older days of
XouU ilV., which compel exclamations of
admiration from all who see them. I priced
out ot these objects of Iieanty the screen.
It was to be had lor $860, audit was cheap
at that. Some of the fabrics are so delicate
that they seem almost as evanescent as the
wing ol a butterfly, that a rude wind would
In the central nave is a large case con
taining a superb collection of brocades,
xuanuiactured in Lynns lor various Parisian
heu-es. It would tie impossible to speak too
highly ot the artistic beauty -lud perfection
of most ot these samples. The fame of the
Lyons si!k manufacturers is world-wide,
and it needs a competitor of some courage to
enter the field iig.iust them. Possibly the
last place in the world Irom which such
competition would have been expected is
joor, despised Spitalfielris, the ancient silk
weaving industry cil which place has uotori
ously been languishing for years pat. Yet
it is a fact that the Spitaluelds haud-looin
"weavers have sent to the Exposition some
. -spleudid samples of brocades, which will
cause the most expert manufacturers in for
eign "countries to look to their laurels.
Among them is a piece in the Louis XVT.
style, with a white satin ground and a
fcgure in relief worked in ten colors, agros
grain texture appeariug in the riband.
In France the fan has long been of his
torical interest. Several that belonged to
lime, de Pompadour are still preserved;
one, of tbe choicest lace, took nine years to
meke, aud was purchased at the cost of
?30,COO. The ivory fan presented by the
city ol Dieppe to the unhappy Marie An
toinette on the birth of the dauphin is still
in existence. Tlie various artisans and gen
eral dealers objected to the fact that fan
making should be regarded asan art distinct
in itseli, as that would have prevented thein
from manutacturing the article.
Nowadays M. Evette, ot the old Alexan
der firm in Pars, is looked upon us one of
the be-.t launiakers, and his exhibits at the
Exposition way be said to bear away the
111. His samples include water colors
irom tbe artistic brushes of MIL de Beau
mont, Maurice Le.oir, R. de Ouyillon
Unies. Louise Abbeina aud Madeleine Le-
xnaire. Ihey are certainly among the
sweetest objicts to at'ract the attention ot
amateurs. There is one gem of the collec
tion in lace, with an nmbtr tortoise shell
handle, which is worth fCOO. Leloir's uias
tcnul band in this peculiar class of work is
estimated nt $1,520. The art ot lanmaking
has attained tueh a prestige in France that
the leading artists do not consider it beneath
their notice, ana paint a lutin fan with the
same ea-e aud attention to detail that they
-would devote to a more ambitious subject.
Messrs- Revillou Brothers have a unique
show in the central nave. It includes some
beautiful samples of the Ru-siin sable the
most aristocratic of the different varieties of
fur one skin alone being worth $140,
though its standard value and merits are
closely approximated by the sea otter aud
oueor two other of the rarer species of the
fox. The Eu-siati sable is distinguished
jfrow'its.Auierican rival by the length and
jfefcfllnessofits ur, which is soit and glossy,
and very much darker in color. The skins
are very expensive, as may be seen, and, as
four or five are used in the construction o
an ordinary-sized moff, the price is too high
for generafiudulgence. Even the minute
coverings of the paws are esteemed ol suf
ficient value to be joined together for Im
.ings. The French excel especially in the prepa
ration of tbe stone marten, so called from its
electing, rocky places tor it favorite
- baants. aid which ia often known by the
Z ; i
nameof French sable. Among the inferior
representatives ol this family is the fisber. a
North American animal, larger than the
sable, with long, full lur; the minkand the
kolinsky, or Tartar sable, which is occa
sionally made up in the natural state. In
a showcase at theseiitrance o. the gallery,
opposite ilevillon Brother' exhibit, will be
found some pretty samples oi the ermine,
peculiar to Northern Europe and Siberia.
This little animal U always hunted in the
winter, when its coat isol a snowv hue. At
other periods ol the year it is a dull brown,
and closely resembles the common weasel of
the United States. The miniver u simplv
the white ermine studded with small blark
tufts taken irom the paw ol the Astracan
Iamb. Scarely less attractive than the
ermine, and about equal to it in value,is the
grebe, a lur, or rather down, taken irom the
breast of a duck which Inhabits the Swis
lakes. During the p-t few years the
grebe has advanced in favor. The glossy
skin ranges in color from creamy white to
silver grav, rnd is highly prized on account
of its durability.
DRESSING FOE THE EXPOSITION.
If we now turn our atteuliou from the
showcases to the ladies who make a day of
it at the Exposition, we find that dress is an
important question among them even there.
The correct thiug is to go early, soon a ter
break:at, and to take one's lunch anddin
ncr on the grounds. The amount ot sight
seeing to be got through at the Exposition
is so great that the hours fly away like min
utes What with the concerts, and the ca'es
ami spectacles, the Rue du Caire and the
dancing girls, and the afternoon pleasure ot
a long ride in a com ortable chair drawn by
a bare ooted Aniianiite, there is no room for
ennui. As, however, the same gown should
fcarcly be allowed to figure at the morning
and evening meaK, and there is no opjiortu
nitv to chauge.the ladies have overcome the
difficulty by a crafty contrivance ol their
Visitors in the day time appear iur smart
walking suit the transparent overdress be
ing a particular feature of the costume.
They wearsome sober-tinted silk or cloth
dress, and over this a long cloth redini'ote
which buttons to the chin, -with gray nious
auetaire gloves and a small bonnet of fine
French chip, with a bird cruelly displayed
on the summit. When the dinner bell
sounds, each lady gets into come stray cor
ner, unbuttons the iront of her redihgnte
and turns it down, showingthe racing pret
tily emnroidered with silver thread, in
this way she displays an inner silk waist
coat, chemisette and ruff ol smooth plaited
crepe. Her mousquetaire gloves give way
to a pair of light colored suede; she fingers
her curly locks over her brow, adiusts her
bustle, waves the lolds of her silken skirts,
and comes out ot her improvised boudoir in
full Directoire style, which is just the right
kind of dress . 'or dining at the restaurauts
on the Eiffel tower. Frank Lesji.tr.
AN OFFENDED FARMER.
The Cnnse of an Amnainff hcene on a On
cinnmt street Car.
Cincinnati Tlmet-SUr J
A man with a- shiny ready-made Prince
Albert coat, accompanied by a buxom
maiden wearing a brilliantly beflowered
bonnet, climbed aboard a John street car
yesterday and sat them down very much ad
jacent to each other, where no outsider
might hear their mutual murmurings. They
were not used to riding on street cars evi
dently and didn't seem to understand the
conductor's duties. "Court!" cried that
fuuctionary,as the carneared the well-known
street. He of the Prince Albert dropped
his partner's hand, moved a litll" farther
away rom her aud dared at the blue-uniformed
official on the platform. But the
condnctor paid no attention and the rural
pair returned to their former positions.
"Elizabeth!" announced the knight of the
1 he happy pair inside fell apart like a
cut watermelon, while a frown appeared on
the man's face that wonld have stopped a
"Look yerel" he shouted, "I'll let ye
know 'Lizibeth's not 'er name, an' if it
wnz, what in thunderation have you got t'
do with It, anwai? 'Tain't' agin the rules
fur a feller t' chin his girl in a street car,
"Chest-nut!" yelled the conductor, as the
car sped by the street of that name. It whs
the last straw. Slowly rising upon recently
acquired tan shoes, "the ruralite divested
himself of his coat, and spitting emphatic
ally on his hands, remarked:
"By gol, I may be from th' country, but
I'm not so green ez not t know what 'chest
nuts' means. That air word's all lh go
now out in Brown county, and I'll be
durned if any smart Alex is a-goin to yell
it at me 'thoot a tight,"
It took just seven men to explain to the
offended tarmer the f ct that the condnctor
had been merely calling out the names ol
the streets lor the benefit of the passengers
on the car.
BOOKED BT A BUFFALO.
A Unnter tn a rind Fix Cnlmly Awalli Bit
On the lust day of the year, while hunt
ing for my New Tear's dinner, an adven
ture befell me which nearly closed ray days
with the dying year. I had brought
down a buffalo, and, thinking it disabled
and helpless. I proceeded to make sure of
my E(soil. I had almost reached it belore
it seemed" aware of -my presence, when,
with a grunt of vengeful significance, it
was nn its feet. Instinctively I turned
and fled, happily presenting my rear to its
inevitable onslaught. A few second', and
Us horns caught me in the hip, penetrated
several inches jnt grazing the femoral
artery, aud sending me twirling overhead
like a bolt from a catapult.
In my fall I got a couple of ribs broken,
and thus lay stunned aud helpless. I was
aware, however, ot its approach to finisn
me off, and I closed my eyes, thinking
my days were numbered. Some seconds
paseed. and I was still alive. Oiienius my
eves I found the brute Ivintr dead beside
me, and then I fainted away from loss of
A PRETTT LAMCRLQOIN.
How m Bandnome Article Dtny be Made at a
Wry "mall Coat.
Ladles1 Home Journtl. j
A piece of ticking the length of mantel
and about G inches wide, 4 or S balls of
tinsel, several skeins of rope linen, ac
cording to length of lamhrequin. It is
much prettier if several colors of
tinsel and rnpe linen lire used. I used
two blue nd pink. The stripes in tbe
ticking inU't be very narrow, extending up
and down the lamhrequin. Cut the tin-el
into pieces the width of ticking, tew them
over the stripes; variegate the colors. Then
take the rope linen, cut it into pieces 12
inches long. Take ten of these and place
them together evenly.
Next, make a hole in the bottom ol lam
brequin with scissors, and placing a large
boue hook through the hole from the wrong
side, pat the linen over the hook, and draw
it through. This makes a loop. Take the
rest of the rope linen, place it on the hook
and draw it through the loop. Continue
this all along the bottom for fringe. This
makes a pretty and inexpensive lambrequin
for a bedroom.
South Bend Tribune.!
Some luuny things happen among absent-
minded people at social parties. At the
Studebaker reception's gentleman who wore
an overcoat wa lmy talking in the cloak
room when Uikitig tiff his overcoat, and re
moved his patent leather shoes. He con
nected the wearing of an overcoat with rub
bers and, absent-mindedly, removed both.
A ltnd Uecord.
"How much start do you want?" asked
Fleet of the cashier, as they were preparing
to run a foot race.
'Six hours," answered vthB cashier,
A Publisher Who Was Determined to
frinl a Wideawake Paper.
THE DUKELLEK BOCK WAS FUNNY,
Bat Bomber-Minded Men Entered-Namer-
oas Libel baits and
DR0YE THE EDIT0E OUT VP THE T0WK
ICOBRISPOJTDENCE OP THIS
Tbentoh. September 28.
I New Jersey
has an editor who is entitU 1 to rank with
the editors in Fargo, Deadwt id, Tombstone
and the Western towus whosf journals have
become lamous. His name is Charles E. A.
JIiGeachy. He lelt for plrts unknowu
some time ago, but his metutry is tresh iu
the miuds ol a number ot citizens in the
central part of the State. Dulellen, on the
line of the New Jersey Central road, was
the town where he planted Limself. He
hired a shanty aud started tie Duuellen
Hock. The first page consisted of a big
blatk ink mark, which was supposed to be a
map of the town. The paper was set up in
the shanty and taken over to New York to
be printed. Occasionally a column of type
would fall out during transportation. It
an advertiser found a white space where his
column advertisement should have been, he
knew what the trouble was.
Everythiug about the A'ocifc was original.
A big dog named Jack was Kent around the
o&ce to lake charge ot tramps, aud the town
magnates who thought they knew more
about running the paper than McGeachy
did. Tne news columns aud editorial policy
will always be remembered. "Write lunuy"
was the standing rule of the office. Later
another rule was added: "Sting somebody
every time you get a chance." Truth was
thrown out of the window, and sensation aud
humorous extr.ivugauce had lull play.
When nobody else was handy "Mac" stung
himself and his reporters to make his col
umns lively. The wildest statements were
permitted in the chronicling ot local hap
peniugs, provided ihey were funny.
NEWS THAT 18 NEWS.
This is how local events were chronfcled:
"Colonel Sam V.im Artsdale has amtssed
wealth enough to add a pleasing two4tory
wing to his duelling.
''We hear of a very happy engagement
quite a distance around tbe corner, after a
brier Giteco-Boman tussle about it Par
ticulars on receipt of a postal card to (ither
"Dr. Endicott's little mare can nowmake
her mile in tour seconds better time' She
has been clipped by Prof. Cumbact-, and
consequently nan cut the air with lets fric
tion. "Hon. A. L. Force, ol the Conftitvtional
ist, visited the Bock office Wediesday.
Nothing has been missed from tip office
since he left except our spectacles, j
"The voracity with which a nevly mar
ried pair kissed each other adieu' at the
depot last Wednesday morning wafenough
to cause tbe unseen stars to pier forth
through the blazing sunlight an( scream
"Hundreds were turned away 'from the
aonrs oi me ureen uroos; scnooinrase wea
nesday evening, assembled to htjhr P. S.
Bergen's silver-tongued "Wilcome to
Spring." Over $1,600 was taken in at the
"Theatrical circles in Boselleare stirred
tnnitiltnously over the disappearance ot
Will Sultzer of the dramatic f'club. The
cruel rumor that a servant girl Js also miss
ing is unfounded, for our reporter last night
counted all the servant girls if" town and
finds the total loots up correctly.
OPPOSED TO ETEETTHINO.
Politically, McGeachy seemi to be on the
fence. He attacked both parties without
stint. If be had any prefereiire, it was for
the debris of the Greenback party. He was
would be knocked into bits if the Dunellen
tavern was permitted to sell liquor.
The Hock's circulation took astt'dden rise
when a new department appeared nn the
first page under the bead , of "Rock
Candy." These are some of tbeitems:
"Plainfield. It is a boy, and when he
gets married his wile will ordeijthe bills to
be sent to F. T. Marsh.
"Dunellen. Paul Kratzel, otr enterpris
ing shoemaker, has the youngest customer
iu town, one, ton, who will pafrouize him
exclusively for years to come, we hope. She
began her account Tuesday morning.
"Somerville. One swallow dies uot make
a summer, but one little Bobbin has made
spring weather for Eat Somerville. Isn't
so very little, either; 11 avoirdupois gross.
"Dunellen. Mr. Carter will take $20 for
it, regardle-s oi what veal mar be worth lor
the next 30 days. There isn'ta prettiercalf
on Prospect avenue. It is just a week old
Perhaps it was some mysterious sense of
affinity which drew George Francis Train to
send his family to Dunellen and then tollow
himself. Certain it is, bovever, that he
found a congenial friend iu "Mac," who
listened respeeiiuuy to tne astonishing rev
elation which George always has in store,
and celebrated his departure from the vil
lage with a reverent interview in the Rock.
George's hygienic theories seem to date very
far back, as at this time he assured his
editorial friend th.it he was living nn bread
aud water twice a day and an apple once
a week. Turkish baths and total ab
stinence from smoking, chewing, drinking,
swearing, cheating, lying am stealiug kept
him in superb health. He reiused to shake
hands with lm friend, however, as the evi
dence ot old age on "Mac's" lace was too
palpable. In lhose.days he never shook
hands with anyone over 18, as thereby his
own tremeudous psychology was preserved
intact and was not impaired in the least.
At last libel suits began to crowd in rn
McGeachy unpleasantly frequent. The Rock
gloried in them lor a while, and then the
finances of the establishment became
affected. Lawyers' bills had to be met, and
consequently the paper was reduced to one
hali its original size. Judgments piled up,
the editor ran badly in debt, and one day lie
disappeared. It is understood he has mar
ried an actress and gone West to manage
the company ol which she is the star.
NEEDED POSTAL IJIPKOTEHEXTS.
Ex-Postmnstcr General Jnmea Snrfferta
Chnncen That Would Benrflt ihe Public
Wonderful as has been the development
of tbe postal service, there is necessity for
continual improvement if it is to keen up
with tbe demands of the times. Ex-Postmaster
General James, in an article in the
Forum for October, shows the advantages
tn.it would oiiow lour improvements.
L Tke consolidation ol contiguous small
offices, whereby responsibility would be con
centrated and expense saved without incon
veuieuce to tbe public, each small office be
ing a branch ol tbe central one. 2. A
cheapening of ocean postage, so that we may
be rid ol the necessity or paving S cents per
half-ounce on a letter to London when we
can send one to Alaska, nearly twice the
distance Irom New York, lor 2 cents an
ounce just oue-fi.th the trans-Atlantic
rate. 3. A cheapening oi the money order
rate, which is now 8 cents on 510, and 45
ceuts on $100; and 4, the complete organiza
tion of the service on a business basis with
out any regard to party politics.
lie MirTtycd a Great Deal.
New York Son.1
I'J like to be Robinson- Crusoe," re
marked .i civil eugineer to a friend.
"Because it wonld be nice to be monarch
of all I survey."
Cents Toat Come nigh.
Some of our flats come pretty high; but
may not a "rent in the clouds" be- termed
""" ' ' " i
HOW TO CDEE A COLD.
Home-Slndo llrmedles That
Prevent gerloni Illness.
When one becomes chilled, or takes cold,
the mouths of myriads ot little sweat glands
are suddenly closed, and the impurities
which should pass off through the skin
are forced back to the interior or
the body, vitiating the blood and putting
extra work on the lungs and other internal
organs. Just beneath the surface of the
skin, all over the body, ther is a network
of minnte blood yessels, finer than the fin
est luce. When one Is chilled, the blood is
orced from these capillary vessels into one
or more ol the internal organs, producing
inflammation or congestion, and thus often
causing diseases dangerous to life.
The lime to treat a cold is the earliest pos
sible moment a'"ter you have taken it And
your prime object should be to restore the
perspiration aud the capillary circulation.
As soon, then, as you feel that you have
taken cold have a good fire ip your bed
room. Put your leet into water as hot as
can be borne and containing a tablespoon lul
of mustard. Have it iu a vessel so deep
ihat the water will come up well toward the
knees. Throw a blanket over the whole to
prevent rapid evaporation and cooling. In
rom five to ten minutes take the feet out,
wipe them dry, and get into a bed on which
there are two extra blankets. Just before or
alter getting into bed, dfink a large glass of
lemonade as hot as possible, or a glass of
hot water containing a teaspoonful of cream
of tartar, with a little sugar if desired.
Should there be pain In the chest, sideor
back, indicating pleurisy or pneumonia,
dip a small towel in cold water and Wring it
as dry as possible. Fold the towel so that
it will cover a little more snrlace than is
affected by the pain. Covor this with a
piece of flinnel, and both with oiled silk,
or better, with oiled linen; now wind a strip
ot flannel a foot wide several times around
the chest. The heat of the body will warm
the towel almost immediately, the oiled
linen and flannel will retain the beat
and moisture, and, steaming the part, will
generally cause the pain to disappear.
Should there be pain or soreness in the
throat you should treat it in a similar man
ner with wet compress and flannel bandage.
Eat sparingly of plain, simple food. Baked
apples and other fruit, bread and butter,
bread and milk, milk toast, baked potatoes,
.or raw oysters may be eaten.
By following the above directions intelli
gently and taitb ully you will ordinarily
check the progress of the cold, and prevent
serious, potsibly fatal, illness.
GAMES FUK liALLOWffEtf.
How Superstitions Youths and Maidens
DIny Tell Their Own Fortunes.
Ladles' Home Journal.
The charmed number, seven (so-called by
the superstitious), rules the evening. Sol
the girl who catches seven nuts or auy
larger number, which isanmltiple of seven,
is considered most fortunate. The one who
secures tbe largest number of all (ifit can be
divided evenly by seven), is declared the fairy
godmother and she becomes arbitress of the
"Snake." Seven baskets are brought, Into
which the nnts which have fallen upon the
blankets are gathered. Double nuts are
said to signify an early wedding; clusters of
tnree a legacy; lour indicate great wealth;
five, a voyage across the sea; six, fame as a
public speaker; seven, the possession of the
gilt most desired by the finder. j
The fires are now, probably, sufficiently
advanced so that the roasting of nuts, apples
and late planted corn may begin. So witll
long pointed sticks, some spear the corn an j
apples, while others bury nuts and apples i
the hot ashes. Still others name the nuB
and lay them upon a shovel above the reo
bot coals, watching with deepest interest
what their behavior while roavting m7y
predict. If the nnts roast quietly, it foft
tells long and true friendships. It they By
about snappishly, a quirrel is prophesied.
It one or more bursts, loss of money is to be
expected. Those that keeo'moving are un
stable, and such as fly off the shovel will
remain single still another year.
Tne same mystical interest and meaning
must enter into the apple roasting. Apples
are named, likewise, for those present, alter
which the apples most be turned seven
times about on the palm of the
hand before being consigned to the ashes. If
an apple cooks ' evenly to the
core without scorching, and the
seeds number 7 or 14, or possibly,"
at, great gooo tortune may be expected. Ii
the core Droves hard or worm-eaten, and
less than 7 seeds may he counted, bad for
tune is anticipated. If the apple bursts its
skin and flie in pieces, it indicates great
wealth, if it fails to cook at all, there is lit
tle hope of a wedding ring dnrin; the year.
Again, the corn roasting mnst go on un
der the mysterious influence ot the fairy
folk. The unhusked ears are placed by
sevens in baskets. Etch person chooses one.
If the kernels are lull and rnn in straight
lines the fuli length of the ear,
a prosperous year Is heralded; if
the lines run unevenly, and the kernels are
not found ln'lufl numbers and well filled
out, bad fortune is at hand. I ' the kernels,
however, number seven, or some multiple of
seven, the evil omens may be overcome.
MEW TURK AM) LONDON SOCIETT.
Some English Fnsbloiia, Oar Women Wonld
Be Wine Not 10 Ado'pu
Ladles' Home Journal.)
With all the talk about exclusiveness in
New York, there h no exclusiveness. There
may De a few modest people of real merit
who are sometimes slighted, but if they
have any gilts for social success, they will
get it. It is not true, that, because some
leaders ot fashion are exclusive, all are so.
Ladies of high character are just as apt
to be found in the realms of the highest
fashion, as in any other walk of li e. Good
company makes many virtues. The ideal
society would be to find out the well
bred and the well-educated, and to
invite them only, no matter to
what shade of fashion they may belong.
Bnt that has been sought in vain that ideal
society. There will always be a Mrs. Milk
nucreani with the manners and appearance
of a fish-wiie, in the highest aud best society,
who must be invited.
Visitors to London are shocked by the
pitiable traits of nineteenth century
unreserve, and by the talk and the
manners of certain fashionable women.
Bo ks lull of scandalous anecdote,
calling women by thrir names, are
published and publicly sold. It is an ex
ploded idea that good birth, old blood, even
good breeding, is the guardian augel of a
woman. So much for Loudon, the Ideal
city! What can we expect of New York,
its copy 7
An Ancient Heartbitone.
At the New England Railroad freight
depot in New Britain this morning there
was an ancient hearthstone weighing a ton
consigned to Mr. Fred Piatt It is the
hearthstone of bis grandiather's residence
near Waterbury, and it is Mr. Piatt's in
tention to have it built into the elegant
residence he is to erect on Grove Hill.
Eiffel Tower Poitnl Cards.
New York World.!
Eiffel Tower postal cards bearing a fac
jsimile of the pride of the Paris Fair in one
corner and containing on their face the
written statement that they were mailed
"an second," "an troisleme" or on any
other story, oretage, of the tower, are among
the latest 'World's Fair curiosities received
ia New York.
Gil Ont, nilater Fergnaon.
Detroit Free .Fress.1
A Mr. Ferguson, of Quebec, who claims
to be a heap fl a fellow on astronomy, comes
out with the aunouueement that the earth
is putting in three extra revolutions around
ber aiis this summer, and that's the reason
we have had 6uch:a variety of weather. Are
there no midnight assassins iu Quebec?
i i ... r ii
Massenet's Esclarmonde at tbe Thea
ter Chatelet in Paris.
AN AMERICAN GIRL'S SUCCESS.
Eighteen Hundred French Vocalists Sing
PB0MENADE CONCERTS 15 I0SD0N
tconiiESPoroiNCE oy Tint mspatch.1
London, September 6. While lu Paris
I visited the Opera Comique, which since
the destruction of its edifice,' has been
domiciled at the Theater Chatelet to hear
"Esclarmonde," the latest opera from the
pen oi Massenet.
"Esclarmonde" is a more ambitious work
than "Manon," the opera 61 Massenet's at
all laniiliar at home. Its story is heroic
but in the telling of it the libreiists come
dangerously near imbecility and M.
Massenet writes valiant music, sustaining
himself well upon the impassioned levee
he elects at the outset. The orchestration
of "Eiclnrmonde" is its strong point The
Composer tiiIpa on th snnnritv. Snlcndid
Jiarmonic progressions follow one another
' the climaxes, revealing a masterly
case oi treatment witu very little repetition.
The delicate touches ot the composer ol the
Scenes Pictoresques" are not lacking in
the new work, though its sturdy trend
makes them more episodic than primary.
Melodically, "Esclarmonde" is interest
ing. I note a lovely ballad for alto as an
available excerpt lor concert singers look
ing lor something new. The music ot the
title part shows evidence of haying been
fashioned to display a particular talent,
though in only one scene is the leatnre un
duly emphasized. The opera furnishes a
sp'endid spectacle. I should think iully
300 people were employed in it. The stage
setting was iu do way extraordinary, but the
costumes werevery gorgeous. Ihe maneuvers
perlormed hv the chorus and suDernnmer'-
aries, though they did not make, me lorget
"Die Meistersinger" at Bayreuth, were in
telligently conducted. Compared with
Gounod's taste ul but lazy music to "Borneo
and Juliet," this brilliant, difficult and
modern score by Massenet is infinitely su
perior. The large orchestra at this per
formance played finely. It is a baud of su
perior wood and brass, tbe strings are good,
but they lack homogeneity; compared with
the orchestra at tne Grand Opera this stands
first Iu the cast of leading performers was
a very neat alto singer, and an earnest tenor
with a remnant votce and an
IMPASSIONED STYLE OP ACTIHO.
Miss Sybil Sanderson, whom Massenet
had in mind when composing the opera, and
who alone has sung the title role, is a stout
young woman with D' Murska voice. She
already has acquired something of a wiggle
polite term lor vibrato yet tbe natural
quality oi the organ, once upon a time,
must have been very pleasant. It is a phe
nomenally high voice, and her higher and
highest notes are easily produced and sound
tnusieal. But this has been gained at a
sacrifice of medium and lower tones, which,
wniie iney ao not lacK power, are unvital.
Yet Miss Sanderson's mezzo voce is quite
charming. The defects in her method and
her uneven scale are apparent when the
dramatic situation becomes urgent, how she
forces the tone and its character is
sacrificed. The musical similarity between
the part ot Esclarmonde and that of Lakine
in Delibes' opera of that name is apparent;
both composers fashioned a title part for the
same sort of soprano voice, both wrote set
scenes to emphasize that which was phe
nomenal in the voice, Delibes, I think, with
the most success. Miss Sanderson is an apt
pupil in tbe ways of the actor, I am not
prophet enough to say that she will ever
venture along original Hues. Here, as at
the Grand Opera, the American singer was
Last Sunday atternoon I hied me to the
grand hall of the Trocadero Palace to hear
a concert by 1,800 singers, gathered from all
France, the concert being one of the series
planntd by the Exposition committees. The
hall, which will seat about 4,030, is circnlar
in shape, handsome, but acoustically poor.
The directors on this occasion were M.
Vinnese and M. Paulus, who Americans
will remember shaied in the Peace Jubilee
with bis lavorite Garde Bepublique Baud.
M. Paulus' hand was a feature ot this con
cert, luruishing a background for the chorus
inoneortwo instances, and playing the
overture to "William Tell" and a solemn
march from Massenet's "Herodiade." The
band is certainly a fine one, excelling
in the subtler qualities of expres
sion, but our own intrepid Gilmore has
its eaual. The selections suns by the
united 1,800 Frenchmen were: "Le Yin du.
G-uloi," Gounod; "Patx Charmante,"
Rameau; chorus of Romans from "Herodi
ade," and, ot course, "Laar Marseillaise."
Divided into groups, eachf representing a
regnlar organized choir, they sane: "Les
Marins de Kerm.r," Saint-Saens "Les
very difficult music, some of which ii also
lovelv. The nieces by Thomas and Rameau
will serve ambitious choirs in the States,
and the stirring scene Irom "Herodiade"
also, only the latter must have the accom
paniment of an orchestra.
EEMAEKABLE FOE ENEEGT.
United, the singing of the chorus was
more remarkable for energy than anything
else; the selections were too difficult and the
choristers too uniamiiiar with the condition!
and with the conductor to make much pos
sible in the way or style. But there was a
good deal oi &nsh in the work of some of
the separate cnoirs. The quality of accenl
is especially marked with these Frenchmen:
it extends even to their legs. They are
prompt lellows in the attack, and achieve
some good crescendi and diminuenai. The
ensemble or voices, however, was at all
tims feeble. 'Their tenors lack orce; the
voices seem to be high enough, bnt thev
want suhstance, then consideriug numbers,
the basses made less effect than an equal
number oi American or German singers.
Of course there was plenty of noise when
the lellows shouted, as they did in the
"Marseillaise." I eujoved seeing these
Frenchmen sing, they are so animated and
enter so heartily into what they 'do.
Two days iu London were busy ones.
There was no mnsic to hear save one of Mr.
Freeman Thomas' promenade concerts at
Covent Garden Theater. The theater of
many memories is big and ordinary; the
boxes do not extend all the way around tbe
horsehoe, bnt occupy the end ol tbe gal
leries near tbe tage. I imagine the place
bad recently been cleaned, as tbe Loudon
press contained comments ou some sanitary
m-iveof the lessee. The seats in tbe pit
were removed to lurther promenading and
the stage was replaced by a temporary
structure in layers, upon which sal the
orchestra and band, metaphorically ascend
ing into heav'n. The programme an
nounced an orebestra of 160
perlormers, and the band of
the Coldstream Guards. There were 80 in
the orchestra aud about 14 lu the band.
S gnor Arditi conducted. The character of
the instrumental selections, five of which
were given with tbe aid ot the channel
beg pardon Coldstream band, was mixed;
Suppe's "Poet and Peasaut" preceded a
"Forge Dance" by Mr. Sugg; Rossini
played see-saw with a chap named Schmid;
Arditi was represented by a waltz, and a
composer named Coward thrust iu a polka.
One Saners essayed a bonrree, aud there
werekiicb-n lancees aud two, marches, a
3uick aim an imperial I know ot no such
esperate mnsical melange elsewhere. The
WAS ONLY FAIB.
Three singers were launched at intervals
along this programme Miss Nikita, so-prano;-Mr.
Barrington Foole, baritone, and
a tenor, Mr. Halberry Hagyard mark the
name, lor it adds on more to the list of as
astonishing enithets which thoughless En
glish partuts have flung after those of their
' .--;.. . ..' '.H"te
uuspring aesignea to oe real or alleged sing
ers. Mim Niklta is a wretched velltt.
An airy tittle doll, hersinglng'lsan impert
inence. Ally such farcical proceeding her
rendering ol "Home, Sweet Home" I never
expected to hear. Such vile phrasing I At
Mr. Freeman-Thomas' concerts a good.Jeal
of drinking is done and the intermissions
are lengthened so that the whisky adver
tisements which coyer the programme may
be fully digested. A somewhat deliberate
scrutiuy of the large audience left me Ya
doubt as to its pedigree; it was mixed, like
the programme. G. W. Wilson.
THE GHOST ACTDALLK WALKED.
An Act Not Down In tbe Bills Creates a Sen-
, satloa In th Theater.
How it poured! 'The house was almost
empty. A fringe of people semi-circled tbe
seven German gentlemen who composed the
orchestra, but all behind was bare, save
where here and there an occasional standee,
by some unknown process of selection, had
slid into one or another of the hundreds of
vacant chairs. A few.scattering bill-boards
emphasized the desolateness of tbe balcony,
and the boy in the peanutgallery bad sunk
into a troubled slumber.
The curtain went up, and the audience
glanced around at itself with a hall
ashamed feeling that there was so little of
it, and hardly knew which to pity more, it
self or tbe dispirited group of actors, who ac
cording to stage directions, were mechani
cally laughing at the feeble and futile ef
forts of the leading comedians.
Suddenly behind the wings there was a
roar, and the heavy tragedian burst upon
the stage. The audience was electrified.
Never bad that much-underrated man (in
his own estimation) so nearly appoaebed
the standard upon which he supposed he al
Oue by one the ushers straggled in from
the foyer. The band re-appeared from
mysterious depths below. The opera glass
boy began to clean a pair of binocles for his
own use, but stopped in order not to miss
The curtain went down. The acting man
ager turned to the solitary newspaper man
who had stepped in ont of the rain, and
"What do yon think of that?"
"Grand! I never saw ferocity so well
simulated in my lifel" cried the man of
ink. "It was tigerish, it waa frightful! It
is odd that Merriman failed ia catch the in
spiration. He is usually the funniest of
comedians. What could suddenly have
made the bad actor so good, and the good
actor so bad?"
"The treasurer has just eloped with the
THOUGHT BE HAD A BABGAU.
How a Blan Was Induced to Bar
Ring lor 9400.
"It's scandalous the way folks are robbed
in some branches of business," said a young
man who knows a good deal about things in
general, "There's diamonds, for instance.
There ain't one person in a hundred knows
anything about diamonds. I once bad a
friend iu the business who used to tell me
all about the tricks of tbe trade. Once I
remember a man came to him to buy a dia
mond ring. My friend showed him a ring,
the stone of which was worth about $175,
and offered it to him for S260. The man
said he didn't like it, and after looking at
someothere went' away, saying he would
lookin again. My friend took the stone,
had it reset In a manner in show it up prom
inently, whereas it had previously been set
deep, and kept it to spring on the man when
he came in. He happened along in a day
or two and my friend dragged forth the
" 'Yon didn't like that other stone,' he
said, 'but here's one that will catch yju.
Just got it in and had it set. It's a beauty.
Of course it's worth a good deal more money
than the other, bnt it's worth the differ
ence.' "The man looked at It and was captured
at a glance. He went in raptures oyer itand
finally asked the price.
" 'Four hundred dollars said my lriend,
'and dirt cheap, too.'
"And I'll be doggoned if fhatchap didn't
yaj uu ior a ring ne naa re usea at $ao.
Oh, I tell yon this thing of falling into tbe
hands of the jewelers is worse than running
HOW HIS BUYS TUENED OUT.
ot Them Doing Well Exeent the One
Who Went to College.
Visitor (looking at the photograph al
bum) You have a fine looking family of
boys, Mr. Blikerson. And they all seem to
have turned out remarkably well. This is
Hiram, isn't it?"
Mr. Bilkerson (proudly) Yes, ' that's
Hiram. He's in the theatrical line. Gets
$1150 a week for merely doing a little
specialty business, and sieging what they
call a topical song. Hiram's a good deal
of a genius. That next one is Christopher.
He's the Vice President and manager ol a
baseball club. Made 4,690 out of it last
year, and didn't turn bis hand over. The
one on the next, page is Oliver. He owns
the fastest pacer in any 14 counties around
here. Built a fine brick house ont of what
he made with tbe animal last year and the
year before. Yes, my boys are doing pretty
well. Come out with me to tbe barn.
Visitor Bnt you have another son,
Mr. Bilkerson (reluctantly) Y-e-s. His
name's Gabriel. He's a professor of Greek,
or theology, or something of that sort in a
college. Gabe is a good enough fellow in
his way, but be doesn't seem to get ahead.
Come out to tbe barn, II r. Swackhammer, I
want to show you my new span of grays.
QUITE A DIFFERENCE.
A Troth Forgotten During. Courtship Re
membered After Qlnrrlaae,
Ban Francisco Chronicle,
The air grows chill in tbe country, and
even tbongh the moonlight is bright and
silvery over the landscape, love feels like
creeping inside tbe honse and getting near
to a fire. "It is chilly," she says. "Let us
"And leave this beautiful moonlight?
You don't care for me lately. You nsed to
be so fond of moonlight and starlight."
"My darling, you must learn to discrimi
nate between temperament and tempera
ture." Took tils Credentials Along,
Natchez Democrat. I
One of the speakers at the Republican
pow-wow at the court honse on Wednesday
night is a candidate for Coroner and Ranger,
and thinking that some credentials might
be necessary to establish him in tbe good
will ol the people, he brought with him bis
marriage certificate, registration papers, a
cony ol the United States Constitution, and
other like documentary evidence as to hls
ability and qualification for the place.
Jim la Dead. .
Bo Jim Is dead 1 1 don't know why
It should be so, bnt, do yon know,
It seems a most unnatural thing
That Jim should die.
He seemed so sure to win; tn all he tried
He came out best; he beat tbe rest,
As sportsmen sty, "Hands down,"
And jet be died.
When we were chums I don't suppose
There ever were a warmer pair
We used to sn; cnlate on death,
And now he knows.
He nsed to say: "You never can "
Convince my mind that we shall find
A better world beyond than this."
How now, old man!
It seems so weak of Jim. Bat stop!
I comprehendmy dear old friend.
In tlifs, as oft before, yon have
Come out nn top.
Laurent Bayard Freeman in 2T. T. Bun. ,
Alexander Ifesley's Plljfriaage
tbe fast Liberty Valley,
BUYING LAND IT 7ie 11 AC1E.
Institution, of tbe First GeraM Okvik j
- ' arij Settlers.
A BPLIT IK TIE OLD COSGSEQATiOJf
rwsrmat roi th varxteici
It is a mooted question whether ihe
Scotch-Irish or tbe Pennsylvania Dutch
were the first settlers aroaad Fort Pitt
Prior to the Revolution the Indians occupied
this field, and though there were settlements
on the Xongb, and along the Chartiers Val
ley before that memorable event, which in
troduced the United States to the Congress
of nations, the territory which is now called
Pittsburg, was, to all intents and purposes
in the bands of the aborigines up to the
time of the Revolution.
When tbe American colonies severed
their connection with tbe mother country,
Western Pennsylvania was claimed by
Virginia, and was a part of the outlying
wilderness ol Augusta county of that colony.
Attention bad been attracted to this region
a-few years before the Revolution, and one
George Washington had been mainly in
strumental in showing that the Mononga
hela Valley was rich in resources,
both mineral and agricultural. Tbe
trouble with the mother country served
as at check to emigration to this
frontier ol civilization, and the set
tlement) of the country around Fort
Pitt wai, uo doubt, delayed a score of yearsJ
by the unpleasantness between George IIL
and his American colonies from 177S to
1783. During that memorable period
in the world's history, there were
Irish troubles which led up to the
rebellion of 1798 and many rebels who failed
in their enterprise were attracted to tbe new
Republio as a haven of retreat from the
storms. Hence this region was largely set
tled in its beginning by relngees from the
North of Ireland, who preferred a lodge in
the wilderness tar a prison in Deny, An
trim or Down. At thesame time that Irish
rebels were attracted to the Monongabels
Valley as a suitable place to plant them
selves, the Dutch element of Lancaster,
Berks and Buck's counties had an eye to
this region as a place that had a great fut
ure before it
SHE PIONEEE JTEOLET.
When tbe War of Independence opened
there was living in Bucks county a German
family by tbe name of Hegley, a member of
which was not altogether satisfied with his
situation, and concluded be would go West
and grow up with the country. The name
of this young man was Alexander Negley.
In company with some colonial soldiers
Alexander fregleycameto this region in tbe
summer following tbe Declaration of Inde
pendence, 1777. Accompanying him on this
journey to tbe frontiers was bis young. wife
and two children, Felix and Jacob Necier.
who were born in Bucks county. The pil
grims rested for a few weeks at Fort Llg
onier, and there 8 third son, John, was
born. The final resting place of Alexander
Negley was in the valley a little way above
Brilliant station, on what is now known as
On soldiers' warrants at the rate of 75
cents per acre Alexander Negley secured a
tract of land comprising nearly 800 acres,
whicli comprised the principal portion of
Fast Liberty and extended to the Allegheny
river. In the vallev, a short distance above
Brilliant station, le built a grist mill,
which was run by water power, and there
for, a score ot years or more
ground the wheat and corn of the
early settlers, who brought their
products for a distance of 20 to 30 miles.
When the Negley mill was doing the work
for tbe early settlers it was sometimes
necessary to have a guard to protect it from
raids of Indians who at that day were in
full possession of all the territory on the
north side ol the Allegheny, and whose
Chief had his headquarters on Girty's run,
and was monarch oi all he surveyed.
In the process of years Alexander Neg
ley's oldest son, Jacob, moved the old water
mill up to tbe pike and introduced steam
power, which in those days astonished the
natives as much as telegrrpbs and tele
phones have astonished their descendants.
It is only a few years since tbe original
cabin of Alexander Negley, which stood
close to the Hiland avenue reservoirs has
been torn down. The little old red honse,
a weather boarded log, to tbe west of Hiland
and fronting the reservoirs, which, until a
few years ago was one ot the land marks of
the" Fast End, was the first dwelling built
ioibe Fast Liberty Valley, and dated back
10 me uirwi oi iue American, xvepuuuc
XHE TIBST GEBHAK CHUBCH.
About the close ot the Revolution the
piously inclined settlers ot German origin
united together, agreeing tcbury their dif
ferences and have a union service ior the
worship of God. Some were followers of
Zwingle, some of Luther and others oi Cal
vin. Being few in number and widely scat
tered; they pooled their issues, and, under
tbe leadership of Alexander Negley, bnilt
a .log church under tbe shelter or Port Pit
The site of this first church of
Pittsburg was on Third avenue, between
Market and Ferry street, and the time
it was bnilt was prior to the surrender of
Cornwallis. After two or three Years' wor
ship in the log church, a grant was secured
from the Penn heirs, on thecornerof Smith
field street and Sixth avenue, and a larger
structure was there reared, which proved
sufficient for the Protestant German ele
ment of Pittsburg and vicinity ior a half
century or more. It did not prove the easi
est thing lu, tbe world to harmonise the
Zwinglians and Lutherans who made up the
'Germanlleformed Church bnt they managed
to bold together until sometime
in the thirties, when the original hive had
grown strong enough to swarm. A young
America element of tbe church had sprung
up, wno wantea meir gospel in tne English
tongue. The pioneers preferred the lan
guage of the Fatherland, but time was In
favor of the rising generation.
Alexander Negley, the pioneer settler of
the East Liberty Valley, and the prime
mover in the organization of the First Qtx
man Church, passed away before' the time
of the first swarming from the Smithlield
Street Church, of which, he was a leading
official. His body was laid away to Ita
final resting place on the home farm, near
the site of the Hiland reservoirs, about mid
way of tbe thirties.
A SPLIT nr THE CHTTECH.
The old church at that time was agitated
by the question ot English preaching which
in course ot time culminated In the plant-
ping of two churches which n to-day are
worthy rivals of the old organization from
which they sprang. The young element of
the present church who desired their gospel
in the English tongue, was divided in senti
ment as to whether Lnther's or Zwingle's
ideas were most in accord with the true
Christian doctrine. The controversy cul
minated in an English Lutheran and
an English. Reformed Church. The
former organization found a local habi
tation on Seventh avenue, and will
be remembered by old timers as Passavant's
church. Within the past year this church
haseutered into its -elegant new church
home on Grant street, near the Third ward
school building. The elementwho followed
Zwingle in preference to Lnther found a
church home ou High street, and is repre
sented to-day. by the Grace Reformed
Church, ot which the Rev. Mr. Prugh is
There have been changes not a few in
the territory around Fort Pitt since the
time that Alexander Negley, with a handful
church on .Third avenue, where they might
worship God alter awthods oftheFather
muer uerman utoueers. omit the loir
" t J" -,
A Composition With a Xcj
From Room No. .
Oset tiMfe wm a r w 1
and sfee, a ad they bad three skill
boys sb4 a girl. HwSrtt mom of tW
boy was Brooe; the ? key a
Heeter, asd the M m oatM
8witefc(e ws a dear Httie roe, Vt Mn4
boys was nearly the wont SMS thai
was. They was e Sd that the M
esM Bt bear Mmm, mhI that Nest 1
ee wititttt a bite t eat IU tteWft'sl
got dWa't eevBt, for they
coasted, aad aa aseairt w tahssi t1
Now the old be ami she bean, we
aad deeeat titiieae. Studcy tbor'fchj'tt
themselves after thestrMfi
woalda't coot- Mr Mr at tew" l
a-ridla'on bysiekek. Likewise ttel
UHHSI KO IB a-BWIBBIB OS
they bad to eat on Sands ya wee as ssisjla
plenty as on Week days, bwt it waw tMsTI
taealarly like wha SsmsVy
was wreag, .or all good hyw a4
eves what is ted if it's fn4 Kb
are where there k MtMac bat
tough things t eat
Well. thetW wfefctfd basse fti
boy bears, did a't like SsaAkjr, fori
tneaa sea sm wey e4 '
they made a berfeia that theyi
sobm tnar to eat oetter EKreeM.p4
was ia- the woods; so tbeysHi
mce ooer wniie me rest was
sam, and the first thieg tfcer
was a fflolia' roaad a great Hi m
was holler on the inside with
outside. Thishar tree hsdahWl
boiler place on the oetside aheslt
wittiout a Jim. itwasaa awfttl
be sa heller, aad as stmtht as a i
It Bade the bean' beeis tfrta tel
straight at thatshsr be)e.b
turn about in lookin' so that eatr 1
swum at a. time aad eoe bear hiast i
"Brother Fee," Mi4 1W -think
that you see bees a-Mtr I
of that lhnr hole?" -' i
"You bet I de.
smell hoaey, tee," Beets sa
Dreetlr thev i
and a-flyin', thiek as bees, is tt
It was boney that they wasted
the bees they dWa't want Be I
waat to oHmo HMtehar ts
coaiantgK it say etner was :
quarreled aboat whs ahwM
near haA a. fivht
Now, how do yea thtak tfcer seal
w ny. mat urooa was In iillasj
sad uretor tbe ether half.. Of
sly Broon kcowed better, be (Jri
innocent orotner end at ansoer SMf 1
he got ail the way to the iMSst I
xsroon ne only clorab Half wan.
slid down to make sosea ierfefe,
brother to climb the ether belt
clomb all tne way, which ia hate j
ne aidn't see tne peine
bear? Indeed he was
laaghin in his shirt
the tree, safe aad seemd. 1 1
that's the way of the" worid Hiaei
Dears have to de all the oHsuhsV.
is a little bear ia a ete he i
posed on; but If there aiat m
thea no one k tmesed e, A hesl
be aaighty stress aad afcaep xfhei
So Hector he stuck liis paw ite '
note, aaa thea he felt the
points, xnen ne neard ay
the inside of thatshur hole.
"Forbear!" cried the old i
side. "Paws and refleet!
paw out of my door." Thea J
He jerked his paw oat of
less nor a minuet. Seese them ieMl
a bole lot or bees was oa to Bias.
dumb close and .attentive as ;
along nis paw wfrere tt was b
more bees, about a bushel of
out oi ttMbaar hole like ;
corain' out of aehishiv: Tier
sees the bear aad kaewed what he i
for they lit on his head aad his boo
eyes and his ears, bekase there wee i
room for some more bees oa the
Oh, yon ought to of sees his; he m
like a man with a dlvin' bell oa hfcjl
there was so many bees payia' thetrasai
to him. The poor bear! There rae al
on that bear, bat be tingled aM mA
some tnun very sarenin.
Then you ought to of seen
a scratchin down the tree qaiekaer he i
up by a long shot. Oh. bat he dMii
L.I LH..I.-J1L. l.!.lt
,imc uaikujri uuu iub lajwiai Mei
him. It was funny, bat the beeri
see thatun. for his eves u basfc fcBM
he did holler! If you'd a-heard,hikasl
leriryood a-thonght that MJMfeitti
Bnt Broon saw his fcroiW '
gerked his paw out of the beU?a
run away bekase he was afeard that l
nden little brother would fall oat'
break his leg. ".
Hector was not xuore'n anheafai
down tbatshur tree, but Rrooa wi
a-readin some good book, so that'
man could see how proper he was.
"Where is Heetor?" asked the'eMl
"The last time I saw him be was oeav
into a boiler tree where he oeald tM
nap." replied Urooa.
Now Hector, when he get dewa te I
ground, didn't know bat what Bsea i
still there, for Hector couldn't see a Mt'1
''Did the lightoin strike tm A
brother, or did it come all the way dewa't
tree it waspooty not ud at the he4e.fr
nroon aiant say a word, be wasn't t
"How dark it is. dear brotherl bki
...... - -. rm
Let us go home,fer Ifeela bia!tai
But still Brooa flida't say om wMif!
wasontof heariu. 'Vagal
Then Hector was afraid that hie I
! Tvtl fail ka tL. JXIf o.
n uueu ot me ugniain. is it aai
uer mat ne thought that Bros was1
No, it Is not,
men Hector beean lam ra.f-ii
did cryl No bear ever cried so herd fas li
did. ior niv hur v.a .l .-
-- -- .w. uuu wa UIBIB mm
aooai. w naa get stung m
rippea an pants s-cilmbla Mm tree.1
lrntti ... Llll.J L-1J . S .T"1.
ne got name aad he sat nn. hni.-
So Hector crawled into a holler
nursed his-paw alt winter: hat k.
nurse all the bee-stiags oat of esa UCX
uu ii. wm iweaiy years before he'
ue uau lesraea in taat trie.
jhobal Men don't waat the)
mey ao want me aoaey. TheM
got the bees, while the big bean.
WiESK T1S COKTALY ST
A Little Girl TeHa Her Pastor What
or iHe-tlna. he Like.
Rockbua4 (He.) Tn Press.!
A little Maine girl, vitrtfa SFot
recently, went to the theater
times. On her return, beaae she
luctantto go to church oa
mads the remark that "W
meetings best where thecurialBsreeoxdrl
"""'" , . ." uib)c oaarea a
cautioned ber about making Mwt
when callers were present. Shortly i
minister wis shown In, aad the 'Nteio'i
entertained Mm awhile alone. "WhoaK
latner entered me room she sum:
"Papa. I've told tne minister ttki
my visit to New York, lint T iUat 1
thing about the meetings- where flto'i
tains rose, ana l sin t a-going to, i
An Ariaatablo Word WaatoeVt
The proposition to ssbstitate the'
"lift" for American "elevate"-' i
help matters. The elevator aWli
things down from an elevatiea, MieJ
mm jiiw inings op ano or lags Hi cm a.
What k wanted is awethMwaesM
msi&if .rsjassasfe';. js&'z? . j&n3m, -.rass-ii,, .j&m. ... . . . .s