The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 01, 1894, Page 9, Image 9

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First Impressions
. 0! th? Metropolis
Guy Fawk's' Day and the Lord May
or's ShdW rkturcsqucly Described.
Incidents of a First Fortnight's Stay Alono
in London-Miss Katscr Finds Lodg
mont at Last in a Musically
Inclined Household.
Special Correspondence of The Tribune
London, Nov. 13. Two weeks ago to
day we came up to London together,
Mr. Evans and Mr. Anwyl and Miss
Emilie Drlscoll and myBelf. We reached
the city in the evening, and the next
morning they all dt-parted for South
ampton, leaving me here all lonely and
forlorn. I felt bereaved. But I did not
dare let my thoughts dwell much upon
my forsaken condition, for fear of sym
pathizing with my poor self too much.
So I assiduously set to work to find the
bank, boarding houses, and the Royal
Academy, where I made arrangements
for my coming examination and en
trance there. Of course it was very
hard, this finding my way about the
city all alone at first, but by industrious
ly affiliating with policemen and bus
drivers, who are nothing if not careful
and courteous, I accomplished all my
errands safely enough, and had a great
many wonderful and Interesting things
to Bee, besides, so that It was a case of
pleasure combined with business. .
I had some difficulty In selecting a
boarding place, however, as I wiBhed
one not far from the heart of the city in
order to save time In going to and fro
but It seemed almost Impossible, as the
rates were so very high. Happening
one day to be talking with Miss Helde,
the lady superintendent of the Academy,
I mentioned my difficulty, and she
straightway gave me. an address to a
lovely place, where the neighborhood Is
extremely pleasant and from which I
ca get to the academy in fifteen or
twenty minutes. I have a little gem of
a room, on the second floor, or, what
they call here, the first floor, and I am
very, very comfortable and cosy. There
is a cute little fireplace, a cute little
bedroom suite, and a cute little
piano in my room which I have for prac
ticing on, besides all my pictures and
home photographs, which I brought
along, ami a lovely little working and
writing table.. Then I also luxuriate in
using as much gas as I like, which in
some boarding houses you cannot do
as the mistress turns it oft at 10 o'clock
at night all over the house! And then
there are four meals a day, besides
chocolate at bed time, all of which I
naturally appreciate, as hard work
makes me hungry.
Typicnl London Hoarding House.
' The house Itself Is an old residence
Jn a beautiful old neighborhood, whero
there are plenty of big trees, old shrub
bery and quaint old flower gardens nt
the backs of houses. Our premises are
surrounded by a high, thick stone wall,
and any one on the first floor cannot
see out Into the street at all, nor can
anyone from the street see in, either
This fortification, however, has one
vulnerable point, a big wooden door set
in It with a door-bell at the postern
When I come home from the academy
or anywhere else I must stop at this
door and pull this bell, which rings in
the house like mad, and one of the
mams must run way out or the nouse
down to the walls and unlock the cato
to let me In instead of just going to the
house door itself. In rainy weather I
do not .envy her, as she gets wet every
trip, and sometimes this bell goes a
ringing very often all day long for
some of us. The floors, In this house, o
all the rooms and halls, the first floor
and basement are of stone, as are also
the stairs in the front hall. Of course,
they are all covered with carpets, ex
cept the basement domain, but I think
I like wood better. It doesn't seem so
. AH the girls here are students at the
Royal Academy of Music. They
are all singers, too, some of
them having been there four or
five years, and these naturally sing
very well. Of course, we learn the in
struments, too, besides our voice culture,
and you should hear us at our prac
dicing sometimes. One Is playing her
piano with the loud pedal pressed down
hard; another shrieks out scorn at tho
top of her voice to an imaginary vll
Han in a grand opera selection; an
other is running scales on her violin
and the other vocalizing with all he
might and main; while down Btalrs the
orchestra, which one of my landladies
conducts, and the other accompanies
(they are both very accomplished), may
lie having a spirited rehearsal for some
coming performance. At such a time
the meanest revenge I could take on my
worst enemy, I think, would be to place
him In the front hall of this echoing
house and let the groans and sobs of
the orchestra, the thumps of the plnno
the squeaks of the tantalized and tor
tured violin, and the cries of the high
sopranos, mingling all In one discordunt
whole, confound his hearing.
London's White Orchestra.
By the way, the orchestra which J
JuBt mentioned, is a symphony one
composed entirely of ladles, all of whom
are perfect mistresses of their instru
ments. They give concerts in London
and the' provinces, being, indeed, nl
most constantly engaged, and have
often played .before the Prince and
Princess of Wales and family at Marl
uorougn nouse uunng the season,
They are very fine, indeed, and ar
away now, filling an engagement at
one of the inland cities, while the
motherly housekeeper and the maids
take care of us in the absence of the
two ladies.
Guy Fawkcs Day.
Tuesday was Guy Fawkes'! day here
In England, and was celebrated mostly
by the small bny element. They carried
around ridiculously stuffed effigies of
poor old Fawkes. the object being, I sup
pose, to make his memory as ridiculous
as possible. These are called "Guys.
Some of them were elaborately gotten
up, and pulled around the Btreets like
floats, by Borry looking little mules and
aonkeys. Then. too. some small bovs
and others not so small, went around
masquerading in all sorts of outlandish
costumes, getting an immense amount
of fun and amusement out of their own
ridiculous appearance and minstrelsy.
Down in the country, I am told, they
have great firecracker shooting, with
wonderful displays of fireworks at
night, Just like our Fourth of July, but
in London here the danger of fire is too
great. It Is supposed by the youngsters
uere, umi uuy iawkes turns in- hi
grave regularly every year, at being
made such hearty fun of as they make
or mm. . .
The 'other night I went with a Cam
bridge University girl to hear "Elijah
given in Koyai Albert hall. What
magnificent chorus they have there, and
what an immense organ, too! And how
perfectly vast the hall 1b! It must take
n tremendous solo voice to fill it. The
soloists that night were Ella Kussel,
Clara Poole, Edward Lloyd and Santley,
Of course I was overjoyed to hoar these
last two, as they are certainly in the hey
dey 3f their greatness, so I wanted to
hear them before thoy grew any older.
There being not much opportunity in
the work for soprano, I could not enjoy
Miss Russel lis much as I wished to,
but I loved the contralto. Her voice Is
eautiful. However, I shall hear EUa
Kussel often again, in the ballad con
certs coming now. Ey the way, Ade-
lina Pattl comes up to London to sing,
soon, and I hope to hear her, too.
Academy Musicians.
Last Saturday I attended one of the
fortnightly concerts at the academy,
and enjoyed it very much. The pupils
are the only performers at these, and I
was much taken with the violin and
piano performances, especially, and the
string quartette which was played. The
voices which sang were not at all re
markable, but perhaps I shall hear the
more remarkable ones at some other
concerts, as only a dozen pupils or so
perform at each one. My professors at
the academy are very good to me. I
have been sent to one of the three best
,'olce producers in the Institution, Nich-
olls, and shall have another private
master outside for style und finish and
such things. There is one good thing,
that I am very glad of, and that IS, I
do not have to unlearn anything about
my method of voice production. Dr.
Mockerju and several professors who
were there when I took my examlna
tlon, were very complimentary to me, or
rather to my former teacher, for, of
course, I told them that he was a Royal
Academician, having been a pupil of
Holland and Durlvler there some years
ago. I shall be very busy, I suppose, as
I have voice lessonB, piano, harmony
opera, elocution and deportment to
wrestle with, though not all on the
same days.
Night before last I dined out with a
lovely girl and her husband at Hyde
Park Mansions. I had letters to them
from her mother, a delightful woman,
whom I met down at Newport, and who
was very kind to me. She sent me let
ters to both her married daughters up
here, who are perfectly lovely to me; to
Madame Gomez, the famous ballad
singer, who Is a friend of her's; toAlfred
Eyers, the organist of Royal Albert hall,
arm to some more people. I must not
go out much, however, as I wish to
study hard, and students are generally
too poor to court) society.
The Lord .Mayor's Show.
Nov. 15. Last Friday was the day
of the lord mayor's show here, It being
tne occasion of the retirement of th
lust lord mayor and the coming of the
present one into office. It is always
celebrated with a big procession of
floats, soldiers, and all sorts of gor
geous uniforms, and carriages contain
ing the big London politicians, besides
the outgoing and Incoming lord mayors
and suites, all dressed up In their funny
furry robes and wigs, which medieval
gew-gaws still constitute their badge
of office. The town was full of country
people, who had comn' 111 to witness
the "show," and the streets were so
crowded and blocked with people and
vehicles of all kinds that one could
hardly move about. It was a rainy
day, of course, and the now lord mayor
certainly received a generous christen
ing at. the hands of the clerk of the
Last week the students of the Royal
academy gave on of their chamber con
certs at St. James' hall, down In Plca
dilly. Weall.thatlstheglrls and women,
have to wear white dresses and big
crimson sashes, at all public perform
ances of the Royal Academy of Music,
and, of course, we did on this occasion.
It looked lovely to see us all together in
such pretty and uniform costumes, I as
sure you. Of course, It rained, and
rained fearfully, too. It always does
when we have to woar those dresses
and sashes. The concert was a lovely
one; all the performers being students,
and soma of them very clever ones.
There were three or four things pro
duced which were the works of different
pupils here, and some of them were
really excellent compositions and were
very much applauded by the audience
Other Amusements.
Yesteilday afternoon I went to a
Schubert concert In Queen's hull, down
in Regent street, The concert room
here Is a little beauty, though smaller
than St. James' hall, the two of them,
by the way, being the two concert
rooms In London. 1 heard a simply
lovely mezzo soprano there, and a nice
soprano too, but the tenor wns an ar
tint, pure and simple. Then there were
string and piano things, during which
I just Bhut my eyes and forgot that I
was aught but a big pair of ears. To
morrow night there Is another fort
nightly concert at the Royal
Academy of Music, at which
my Scotch girl chum here in the
house is to have three of her songs sung
by one of the crack tenors of the acad
emy. She Is a fiery, hot-headed rank
Stewart, and her songs are Jacobite
ones. I am very anxious to hear them.
She Is Scotch from the top of her head
to her tiny toes, and knows all the old
folk-lore of her country, and all the
unwritten talcs about those beautiful
dashing, wicked but withal fascinating
Stewarts, and these slip will sit and tell
by the hour, sometimes, as we sit around
the fire In the twilight after dinner. The
other evening she danced several
Scotch dances for us, the Highland
fling, the Claymore, or sword dance,
and some reels. They were very pretty.
We call her Caledonia, while I go by the
name of Miss Columbln, tho English
girl being Britannia and the Welsh
girl Gwalla. We all consider that we
have very pretty names, and very often
disagree as to which is the nicest one to
have. I am perfectly satisfied with
mine, I tell them. There is another
American girl nt the academy this year.
She Is from "Mllkwaukee," as one of
the English girls calls it, and I have
not met her yet to see what she Is like.
I like going about in London Im
mensely. I do love the dear, common
place, obliging busses, and always
clamber to the top for my ride If the
weather is not rainy. I always enjoy
a little lnugh, all to myself, as I ascend
the cute little narrow stairway which
leads to the top of the bus, for It in
variably makes me think of that little
poem of Hood's, I think, which I had to
learn one time at school, for being too
talkative, I guess, and which runs:
"Will you walk Into my parlor? said the
spider to the fly,
'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever
, you did spy.
Tho way Into my parlor Is up a winding
And many a quaint and curious thing
you'll see when you get there!"
Tho Streets of London. .
It certainly is the spider's parlor, this
top of the bus, and one does see the
most wonderful and curious things
from such an excellent point of view
as it affords. The streets of London In
terest me more than a good novel, I
must say, and one cannot study them
better than from a perch like mine.
I must tell you, too, that I have grown
some richer In experience lately; having
had the extreme pleasure of riding
several times In a hansom cab! I never
was In one before, not even In New
Yprk, where they have a number of
them, and I did enjoy it immensely to
ride In the queer, funny arrangements
they are. I like them very much, but
they are expensive, and I wouldn't have
been In them, only a lonely girl friend
of mine took me riding on a shopping
tour with her. Gracious, how I would
like to be rich, and live In 'such a
large, lovely city as New York or Lon
don. It must be wonderful!
But I must stop and hammer my
piano for a while. I find piano practice
very Irksome. I honestly detest it, but
I must do It anyway. I remember read
ing the little tale that the reason the
engagement ring Is on the third finger
of the left hand Is because the ancients
believed that there was a cord leading
from that finger to tho heart; and since
I have been working at the piano, I
am prepared to corroborate the an
cients in their statement and uphold
it against all corners; for have I not
felt that very cord, and cords from all
the fingers as well, a-palnlng and
a-throbblng till my very heart com
plained at the hard practice?
I must tell you about the street sights,
but I cannot this time.
Sadie E. Kaiser.
There's a Bond of I'nion Between the Two
That's Indisputable.
Mr. Daly, before he became a manag
er, was a dramatic critic. He Is a gen
tleman of culture and ability, and has
developed several of our very best
actors. The public has him to thank
too, for several elegant rivals of Shukes-
peare's best comedies. The Frohmans
were both journalists of standing before
they entered the field of theatricals.
Both of these gentlemen have been lav
ish In their expenditures, and have put
upon the stage some of the most charm
ing entertainments seen in the United
Stats during the past few years.
Charles Hoyt, before entering theat
ricals, was a writer for the press. Duvld
Henderson went from a managing ed
itor's desk to the manager's office of the
Chicago opera house.
Nearly all the milk trade of London is
in the hands of Welshmen.
Ben Davles, the famous Welsh tenor,
says that his wife Is his severest critic.
Mrs. Davles wns, at one time, a member of
the operatic Btage.
The first Welsh grammar ever published
was by Rev. Griffith Roberts, a native of
South Wules, who became a canon of
Milan. He was the author of the "Drych
Cristlonogawl," which Is referred to in
one of John Parry's tracts.
Miss Mary Thomas, of Ynlshlr, Is
steadily winning an assured position
among English ballad-singers. She has
recently been engaged to sing nt Boosey's
Ballad Concerts at the Queen's Hall, Lon
don, nnd is the only daughter of the well
known singer, Gwilym Thomas, and was
born some twenty-two years ago at Kan
sas, in the United States of America.
The curious little twirl at the end of a
sentence, which is common to North and
South Wulians, when speaking English,
is of very ancient ongln. A certain
Warner, of Bath, writing In 1798 says: "All
the children of Flintshire speak English
very well, and were It not for a little curl
or elcvutlon of the voice at the conclusion
of the sentence (which has u pleasing cf
feet), one should perceive no difference In
this respect between the North Walluns
and the natives of England."
Welshwomen In the States are no chick
ens. One of them, a Miss Agnes Jones, of
Kansas, a young lady of 21 summers, se
cured a plot of land In the Cherokee Strip
Inst year. Two months ago she went to
Kansas for a short time to visit her pa
rents, and on her return she found that
her plot had been tuken possesion of by
one Sam Kartell. High words ensued
pistols were 11 red, and Ham Kartell wns
carried out of the house feet foremost
Miss Jones escaped without a scratch.
Samuel Evans, Inspector general of the
Ottoman bank at Constantinople, Is an
old newspaper man, having served as a
reporter on the Caernarvon Herald, and
says, that taking them all In all, the pen
pie of Turkey are more sober, moral,
brotherly and honest than the people c
England and Wales. When staying for :
few days at Bagdad, tho City of tho Ca
llphs, and tho stat of the great Haroun
al-Raschid, a citizen sent for him, nnd
asked his name. Mr. Evans compiled
"Where do you come from?" was the
next Inquiry. "From Wrexham, in
Wales," answered Mr. Evans. "I also
came from' Wrexham," was the reply
and my name Is John Jones!" Thereup
on Sam Evans and John Jones had a good
time together.
The Tyst Is strenuously objecting to
the proposed transfer of the Cllfynydd Ex
plosion fund to the Permanent Relief so
olety, and is heartily supported by the
Turian, the labor organ. The Bnner has
a long article luudatory of the late izur
of Russia and hopes that the new Km
peror will be a worthy successor to his
father. The Llun has a badly written ar
ticle urging the Utopian scheme of re
union of churches. The Seren supports
Hwfa .Mon's candidature for the Arch
druidshlp. Llwydfryn has a long article on the Car
diff Times dealing with the proposed aboli
tion of tho office of archdruld, and makes
a suggestion that the chaired bnrd of one
year should be the archdruld for the fol
lowing year.
The Incongruity of Affection
From the Boston Globe.
Dr. McCosh was a D. D. nnd an LL. D.
and a D. Lit. and an S. T. 1)., but the
Princeton boys all affectionately called
him "JImmle."
Can Always rind a Red-Hot Time.
From the Philadelphia Times.
People with money to burn cun always
find a red-hot time for tho purpose.
O signal service officer, be careful what
you do!
I've penned an odo on violets and honey
suckles, too;
But yesterday thermometers were 80, or
But now you've changed the business, for
0 signal service oflloer, bo careful how
you go!
But yesterday I penned an ode a hundred
miles from snow;
But yesterday my overcoat the weather
' put to rout,
But now you've changed the business, for
Atlanta Constitution.
Beecham's pills are for bili
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dyspepsia, heartburn, torpid
liver, dizziness, sick headache,
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Some Facts flboM
Ancient Qiiebec
Duffcrin Terrace Is the Lonnest
Promenade In the World.
From This Notnblo Elevation One Is En
abled to Comprehend the Whole City,
Including the I'laco Where Bravo
Montgomery Fell.
Special Correspondence of The Tribune.
Quebec, Nov. 9. The pride and glory
of Quebec, next to the Citadel, Is Duffer-
in Terrace, an unrivalled promenade
and public rendezvous. A view from it
is unsurpassed for beauty and grandeur.
It is situated about half way up the
Blope of this historic rock, Bay 200 feet
from the river, perpendicular, right un
der the frowning walls of the Citadel.
It Is fully a quarter of a mile long and
from 400 to 500 feet wide, extending to
the base of the Citadel, and said to be
the longest promenade of that sort In
the world.
Erected on each corner and front, are
five handsome kiosks (observatories),
extending out beyond the esplunade, to
Which the names of Plessls, Frontenac,
Lome and Louise, Dufferln Victoria-
distinguished French and English
patrons have been given, besides an
other stand for the use of bands of
music, which at times are those belong
ing to the British and French men-of-war
visiting Quebec. Underneath the
esplanade are some of the old smooth
bore cannon resting upon their plat
forms or caissons, but In their present
condition unavailable and of no practl
cal value or use, until rilled. From the
terrace front facing the river are thirty-
seven port holes, designed for both nine
and thirty-two pounder guns and ren
dezvous for sharpshooters. The terrace
presents a formidable appearance from
any point of view, "formed from the
solid walls of God's masonry." One
writer says; "The fortifications are
omnipresent; no matter from what
point you look toward this rock, for
eight or ten miles away, they are still
with their geometry against the sky,
Nor does a nearer view disenchant you,"
A ten minutes' climb, and liiO feet above
stands the frowning Citadel, vVhose
hoary walls have protected Quebec
against every foe and Is the pride of
every Quebecer.
.Magnificent Terrace View.
What do we see? Standing upon this
gigantic rock, overhanging city and
river, we look down upon the bustling
Lower Town and the guard-ships masts
of the mighty "Cruiser Make," and
man-of-war Tourmaline, belonging to
Her Majesty's navy, and the French
war vessels Nalade, Neullly and Rlgault
de Genoullly, now visiting Quebec, be
side the small craft of tho harbor and
the merchant vessels of foreign nations
loading the timber from the "floating
docks" of the French Canadians, which
are coming down the liver from above
the city. Acres and acres of these arc
often seen loaded with lumber ready
for shipment to foreign ports. Directly
under the terrace front, the quaint, nar
row street bearing the name of the
founder of Quebec (Champlaln) Is seen,
and we follow It to the foot of the Cita
del Cliff.
Here Is the narrow pass where the
heroic American, General Montgomery,
fell mortally wounded while galiently
leading h s t.en In a rash ami daring
attack on the Cttr.del during the Hove.,
lutionary v.'.i. .An Inscription painted
lui;h upon the tolld rock bears !rds tea
tini'itiy: "Here Montgomery fell, l).c
3;, 17.V
An Historic Reminder.
This s the trly mark b-ft of t'..e
American attack upon Queb.v. esoitj-t
a rl,-rn we see In the wall of a hiiiis" i n
tit. Louis street (Upper To"i), to the
ec'i'ect that It "has been built upon th t
site of the small dwelling into which
the body of the American general was
carried after his full." The dlscom
fltted, invading Americans, after their
Inglorious defeat, were driven from
Canada the following spring for lack
of support.
An elevator built upon the outside of
the terrace front, extending to Lower
Town, having the appearance of a cov
ered rope walk, or snow shed, will
greatly shorten the descent th?re, land
ing you In Little Champlaln street.
This street Is a narrow, planked alley
with high, peaked roofed houses on
either side, and not over ten feet wide.
Still more quaint Is "Sotis-le-Cap,"
which Is reached by taking the turn in
to Sault-au-Matelot or Sailor street.
This old street creeps along under the
city wall and the overhanging rock,
which Is thickly bearded with weeds
and grass and trickles with moisture;
though cool In summer It must be an
ice-pit In winter. There are the same
high French roofs, with peaked win
dows In them, nnd here and there a
prop reaching across the way we Im
agine frail enough supports. If the
sturdy cliff, which protrudes itself at
Intervals, should attempt to advance
further. You can drive through this
street, provided there Is a guarantee
that you meet no other vehicle.
Site of a Fatal Landslide.
Near here, In Champlaln street, we
notice a considerable rise In the ground,
which was made by the fatal landslide
of 1S811, and looking up can see where
the great slice was taken off the cliff at
that time. Equally as good a view of
this slide and ruins we have looking
down from the King's Bastions of the
Citadel. This huge mass of rock and
earth fell some 200 feet without a mo
ment's warnng, killing forty-three
"habitants" and causing much suffer
ing and loss of property.
Looking from a Jutting rock near
Hope Gate, behind which the defeated
Americans took refuge from the fire of
their enemies, the view Is extremely
unique. One Is remlnde of a throng of
gypsies, for there abound gossiping,
idle women, Indolent, smoking men,
poultry, cats, dogs and vagrant looking
children. Here are the sag-roofed burns
and stables, weak-backed and dilapi
dated work shops of every sort, In a
tumble-down posture, leaning up
against the cliff for support. Here are
covered ways extending over the alley
to the second stories of the houses, and
from these galleries and dormer win
dows are numberless clothes-lines, upon
which flutter a variety of bright colored
garments of all ages, sexes and condi
tions. Almost directly tipder the north
ern end of the Terrace, where the cliff
stands back further from the liver,- the
streets and buildings huddle closer to
gether; the tin-roofed houses seemed
packed tightly upon the steep slope as
if for mutual support. .
Just below, to the north, not a stone's
throw, stands the historical church of
Notre Dame de Vlctorle, erected in
1090. A little to the south is Champlaln
Market hall, with its moat and wnlled
enclosure, and near by was pointed out
to us the site of the first building in
Quebec, erected In 160S, by General
Champlaln, It Included a fort, a resi
dence arid stores. Here was the first
clearing made, and the next was on the
terrace or plateau upon which the hotel
Chateau, Frontenac now stands,, and
where the writer stood when these
memoranda were given him by an at
tache of -the hotel. , . ,
Champlaln Market.
Champlaln market Is a prominent
place of interest and should be visited
by every tourist In early morn, when
the buying and selling are at tholr
height. Most of the produce-has been
brought from parishes up or down the
river by the market steamers, which
lie three or four abreast along the quay.
The French flag floats over It long be
fore sunrise. The open space outside of
the large stone market building Is
planked over, and upon it the "habi
tants" sit with their green stuff spread
out on, the boards around them. There
they gesticulate and vociferate In mak
ing Sales, with an energy Indescribable,
which an American peddlar might well
The most picturesque approach from
Upper to Lower Town Is by the Cham
plain steps. This route leads to the
Notre Dame des Victories, a plain old
structure of stone, built on the site of
Champlain's residence in 1090, and to
the busiest and most crowded part of
the old river wards, also to the long line
of steamboat wharves. These old steps
commence about one-third of the way
down the winding slope of the cliff and
are steep and narrow; although partly
demolished and replaced by a modern
structure, they still Impress the visitor
as well deserving their name, for the
old, gray, worn out stone and plank
stairs of ancient days are distinctly
seen beneath the Iron stairway which
covers them, a curiosity no visitor
should fall to see. Near the foot of the
steps is a grating over the place where
the remains of Champlaln were recent
ly found In the vault of an ancient
chapel, burled there In 1635.
These old stairs are usually crowded
with pedestrians of iill nations, color
and size, from the stalwart Indian of
the Huron tribe, wrapped to the throat
in embroidered moose hide, the origi
nal hnbitant. In his ancient dross, the
dusky roamers of the citadel, the olH
cers and sailors of the men-of-war In
port, dressed In glittering uniforms,
even tho Jesuit Fathers in their eccle
siastical robes, the students of the semi
naries, the pious and devoted nuns in
their characteristic dress, John China
men, of whom only two are found with
in these memorable walls, and last, but
not least, the curious and Inquisitive
Yankee, looking In vain for the Stars
and Stripes, America's emblem of lib
erty, which we failed to see during the
days of our visit here.
Streets in Lower Town.
All streets of Lower Town are nar
row and plank-paved. St. Peter's
street, running north, between tho
cliffs and the liver, Is the seat of the
chief trade of the city. It contains
numerous bnnks, public offices and
wholesale warehouses. These build
ings are plain and massive, built of
gray stone. The custom house, es
pecially, Is an Imposing, classic build
ing, located at the confluence of the St.
Charles and St. Lawrence rivers. The
great stone piers of Point a Carey are
located near by. St. Paul street com
mences near the end of St. Peter's and
runs west along the narrow strip be
tween the St. Charles river and the
northern cliffs, and pnsses the roads
ascending to the Hope and Pnlacu
Gates. This street Is also narrow nnd
phyik-paved and filled with the quaint
little houses and homos of the French
artisan. Here are shipyards, docks and
manufactories extending along tho
shores of the St. Charles liver.
From the Chateau Frontenac we are
driven out to prospect in Upper Town.
First to the citadel, which is the great
point of Interest to the tourist. A de
scription of what may be seen from the
dizzy heights of this Canadian gibraltar
may. interest our readers at another
time. Juhn E. Richmond.
Last night, as my dear babe lay dead
In agony 1 knelt and said:
"O, Ood! what have 1 done,
Or In what wise offended Thee,
That Thou Bhould'st take away from mo
My little son?
"Upon tho thousand useless lives
Upon the guilt that vaunting thrives,
Thy wrath were better spent!
Wliy should'st Thou take my little sot?
Why should'st Thou vent Thy wrath upon
This Innocent V"
Last night, as my dear babe lay 'dead.
Before mine eyes the vision spread
Of things that might have been;
Licentious riot, cruel strife,
Forgotten prayers, a wasted life
Dark red with Bin!
Then, with soft music In tho air,
I saw another vision there:
A Shepherd, In whose keep
A little lumb-my llttlo child
Of worldly wisdom undeflled,
Lay fust asleep!
Last night, as my dear babe lay 'dead,
In those two messages I read
A wisdom manifest;
And though my arms are chlldlosa now,
I urn content to Him I bow
Who knoweth best.
Eugene Field.
Gilmore's Aromatic Wine
A tonic for ladies. If you
are suffering from weakness,
and feel exhausted and ner
vous; are getting thin and all
run down; Gilmore's Aro
matic Wine will bring roses
to your cheeks and restore
you to flesh aud plumpness.
Mothers, use it for your
daughters. It is the best
regulator and corrector for
ailments peculiar to woman
hood. It promotes digestion,
enriches the blood and gives
lasting strength. Sold by
Matthews Bros., Scranton.
YOU can reduce your welprht psrma. , ,
nenllyfromlfltolftpouudsanionth , ,
athome,Brcretly,wIthoutatarvifig,iicknM , .
or Injury, by the use of , ,
Perfected in mrirrV yean' practice. Causes
noWrlakles orKlabblness. Stout Abdom.ns,
uniHMiii urcnining, reiicveu nysure acien
tllle methods. No expert nieiits. (iiiaran
teed. Best Reference!. Price within reach
of all. Write today. Positive ptooli aud
testimonials free.
If Tin villi to be aucfnl In PKOIT
I.ATION " In irnlu or stock., wi lle for
Iturtloulars. J,
bankers and brokkrs,
21 monaonock Building
in every Slate.
Next time you go to market, remember there is none "just
as good as " Qimker Oats. Good for little folks big folks, too!
Sold only In a lb. Packages.
With time to spare for side trips, if desired. Skirting the sea coast for iS
hours in the beautiful fast new steamships of the
And returning leisurely by rail,
The normal climate of this section during the fall and early winter 1$
Tickets include HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS at points named, as well
as rail and steamer fares for the entire trip. Total cost, $32.00.
Write for particulars of this and other delightful trips to
W. L. GUILLAUDEU, Traffic Manager. Pier 26, North River, Hew Yori.
Music Dealer,
134 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton,
rJ with J
1 atast I! -
Steel Cen
tered, Self
Sharpening, Detachable
In a
13 SSlOtli NOSaUEAK?Na.
lou can lare motiry liy p:irchaalug VV. L.
Dntigla (jane.
Because, we are lUc largest uiamiractaren of
atlvurtiied shoe lit the world, aud guarautce
the value by tamping' the iiame and price on
tlx bottom, which protects yon against high
prices and the middleman's profits. Our shoes
equal custom work In style, .isy filling and
weiring qualities. We have them sold every
where at lower pricea for the value given than
any other make. Take no substitute. If your
dealer catiuol supply you, c cau. bold by
Atlantic Refining Go
Manufacturers and Doalors la
Linseed Oil, Napthas and Gaso
lines of all pnuItiH. Axle Oretixe,
Pinion Grcune and Colliery Com
pound; also a largo line ot Par
afllne Wax Cnndk-M.
We also handle the Famovis CFOWN
ACME OIL, tho only family safoty
burning oil In tho market.
Wm. Mason, Manager.
omce: Coal Exchagno, Wyoming Ave.
Works at Pine Brook.
01 IsS
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Is I
Also a Full Line of
Scranton, Pa.
iNHAMrt will care you. A
wonderful boon to fnifferott
from ColcU. SoreThroat,
nflnen7 Bronchi tla,
orllAVFFVER. Aim&
immediate rtlief. Ad efficient
In rorltot.TCailT to V'n on llrt Indication of cul
reracny, convenient 10 0
Continued Use. KttrU Permanent Cnre.
HittBf Milon suarmntped or money refunded. lrlv,
6" els. Trial frre at Drutvlats. Kwtatored mall,
tuoeuts. Ll.CUSlIMiK,Ur.,tkrteHinrilILci,U.a.A,
MrMTrlfll Tho surest nnd safest remedy for
I "UU all skin diseases, Kctsma,IU;h.8alt
Bheum,nld Rnres, Hums, Cult, wonderful rem
oclT'orPILKB. Price, Jaete. at Drug-a U
gjjts or by mall prepaid. Address q above. DHL HI
For sale by Matthews Bros, and John
Complexion Preservad
Removes Frtoklei, Pimples,
Liver Moles, Blsekhoade,
Smknn ami Tan. ttnii mm
(nnn (ha abln 1i 4t nrltrt-
nal freshness, produclug a '
l. utwl hrtnllhv rnn. i
piexiuu. ouycriui lunuiura
preparations and perfectly harmless, , At all
irugglst, or mailed for 50ci. Send for Circular.
VIOLA 6 KIN SOAP sUsplj tnwnporsMa si
sits surtljlM Soap, uB")o.lrt la. toll, and wlUiout
rltal fel tot sura. AbHhitaljr jor. sod dtUoaU! sMd
ratal. AtsnniUM, Prlee 2S Cents. ;
G. C. B1TTNER&CO.,Tolido,0.
For sale by Matthew Bros, and John
H. Phelps.
Thta Famous
Krint'dv euro
quickly and ponn
lllMltlV nil iwrvouft
il.ttmMtfL Riirh R 1. Wonk Mrinorr.
JiOMB of Bmla Fower I Km (Who, Wiikelulnes,
Loaf Vitality. nlnlillyemlnbluitn.oYlltitvatns.lm
potency und nuNUng OlaPHHOriouu&'d by outhful
errors or e ice t' no ontntaa, I
nerve tunlo uud llotl builder. Milken tlie pnl
nnd puny itrnimnml plump. KusIIt curried In vntit
pookot. 8M per box) 6 lor 95. By mull prepaid
with n wrlttii(rimi'inih'torum or money refunded.
Write u for free medical lmk wnt acnled In
plain wruppor, whloh onntnln teritlnionlRls and
nnnrtclal re (ere noes, fit charge rr consult
tlon. Jitwart of 4mf.ti"?ii. Sold lr nur ndver
ilHinl flsonts, orad(inA M ttVl. ft ELD CO
iauenlo Temple. Chlcuffo 111.
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