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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1902.
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IT IS A VERY
INTERESTING HISTORY OF THE
Dates Back 1,000 Years Before the
Christian Eva Has Been. Held at
Regulai- Intervals Since the Sixth
Century National Eisteddfods in
Wales for the East Thirty Years.
Mottoes of the Bardic Provinces
Into Which Wales Was Sub-Divided
in Ancient Times.
The follow Intr interesting "History of
the Eisteddfod" was printed in the
ofllelal programme of the LcIiIkIi Val
ley festival at Allentown on Monday,
and will servo to enlighten many people-
who are in the dark as to what an
eisteddfod really Is:
An eisteddfod (pionuimccd as if it were spelled
fthi-toth-iodo) is to the nitiie WeHiuiiu what the
Sirngcrfcsl. is to the (iciimn; more tli.m oilier
upturn it is icpriMiitatiio ot In lountry end
aiouse.-, Jils n.ilinnal pride. The Welsh claim de
Kent from Oonicr, llin gi.imlnn of Noah. 'Ilu-y
wric. the Ciinmeiii uf anthptity, Tlic C'lmbri of
lire rirly ltviii.ui period, and they .ire the Cyiiiiy
of today. '
'I he eisteddfid is the oldest of their nitionil
ilvtlttitiom. It dttes luck to the pu-liistorii- pe
riod, 'tradition teaches u tint a iov.il cletciM
fud was held under the mipiees of rijdim al
Acdd Mawi, who ruled in ISrltaln about HXIO II. t'.
Tin- first bb-torlcal lcferi'iice to an ohleddfod
ur in Car&n'n C'niiiinrnl.ii'ic. Ilo wrut tint
the Gallic Dinids acmlh'd at a Itxri period if
the jcar in a i-misci ratio plate, ami all who had
disputes c-inic and submitted to the Oarers and
Tim lnstvrlc pi rlod of Hie cMeddfod dated fiom
510 A. D., whin an cblrddfod was. held at Coii'ij,
at which Maclgwjn (In-; until presided. I'limi
tint date to Til", the eisteddfod was held at
lcguh'ir intervals, when circiunslciiu o.s peimltted.
The most notable were those of iV-i), 117(1, Lien,
JJW5, llbl and IVil. Alter the .soicreiimty paced
out of the hands of the Weljh, the eisliddfod ot
its authority, but buffered no loss of intlueine in
literary matters. "
I'XDCIl KOVAti ( OMMISMON.
Thoso held under .e rojal commission een ieil
authority in homo thliips notably that of no,
wheal the Welsh weu- loiumindeil to adopt Mir
names. The strictly inodein ci.-teddfod ihtis
troni 1771. National cMcildM liae been held
in Wales annually for thirty jtais or more, and
loial meetinirs hue bun Ik Id wlieieer Welsh
nun may be found, tun ill Austtalia, fcoulli
Afrir.i and l'jlni;oiii.i.
'I'lip most notable eisteitdlivl held on Amerran
wilt was that which ecmrned at Cliicatro duri'iu
the World's fair. Tlic 'ileiliIfod in the rniled
States has been devoted ihlrrly to ilmr.il and part
t-inginfr, but literature, oratory, and M-ulptnrc
h.ne not been cntliely ij;norid. It lu tliiu un
derRono frreat clnnijes, but not without leavuift
it Inipiess upon the tlvlliration of toil.iv, which
U illftiu(tiely llilti-b.
The primitive eisteddfod was a tribal ins'itu
t ion. und was the kilile K"etnmcnt, ihurch and
ollilfv of the larly C.imilo tribes. It thus be
tame the cradle of law, leantitiK and liberlj. Its
IMlroiu and promoteit. alwajb upheld the doctrine
of pciullty, and cultivated individuality, the
most notul characteristic of the Colt.
These Inllueiues, acting for ages, i;avu to the
world the modem doctrine of pergonal liberty,
bo admirably cxprcs-ul by Jefferson, and adopted
by all progressive peoples. The most peifett of
(he gcncininciilg of today tc modeled after the
am lent eisteddfod. In the laiiirujee of a notsd
wilier, the eisteddfod N to this ery hour the
loof and archetype of our political sjntcm.
mottoks or Tin: ):isTi:nuroi).
The mottoes uie those of the eisteddfod mil
the the "chairs" of llardie Provinces into which
Wales was in ancient times divided. "(3vvir jn
ub.vu ( H.vd" "Truth against the world" is
the motto ot the eisteddfod ahd (lomcdd of Hards
n a whole. "Diiw u phop IlJlonl" "timl und
all that is fiooT'-ls the motto of the Pirdie
Province of (IlimorBiiii; "Calon with rialon" -"lleait
to Hcait" as that of the Provimo of
ll.vfcd (Southwest Wale). "Icj.ii ni'ii fiainvvalth"
'.lesus foibld Injustice" Is tint of (ivvjncill
(orthirn Wales), and "A laddo .i leddir" "IIj
that (.lajH shall be lain" is tint of the I'ow.vs
(Central Wales), "Dm Xavvdd Diiw a'l l)anj;iiif"
"Under the piotccllon of (iod and II U peace" -js
the motto uf the (hair, Instituted at I'ueibn,
acoordins to tradition, by Kins' Arthur and
Knights, of Iho Hound Table, and It was to the
province of tills C'lulr tint the old City of Lon
don was attaihcd.
Aside from Us puipoc to m-tiui t. intcicsl ami
pi eat e, the eisteddfod hat a definite mission, It h
t footer worthy iiiubltlon in music, in tin aits,
and In lltcratmc; to fan to, enduitin; llaiuc the
flint spark of embryonic gcnlvu; to fucouiago
Mrurallnt; incdioirity In it pitlictle and appai
intly hopeless biitretini," of the waves of advciso
Ireumstanccs ami conditions in a word, to up
lift, to piomote, to cherish. How many btcrllii'j;
artists there be upon the board of the llrltidi
metropolis ui.d cIm'wIuiu today who point with
pride and t'l'-dltude to the cUttddful as their
Alnia Miterl And cvrn in our o'vn laud thu
briuflccnto of tilts nc-stor of ino.-dc unit lltv'ia
tnrc ln been utteolcd in many imtauics,
Let us then lend our best ecergb'S tu the main
tnunie of thu noble institution and the fuithei
(UK ot objects vvhli h coiiiprlsu lis "icatuii to be."
and Ih it t wirier wiio can go In and pull
many a giuno out of the fire. Uiicon
Intends to play him in the outfield."
Miss .Stella Innls, of Clay avenue, Is
the guest of friends In Now York.
Oeoige Brock, of Webster avenue, Is
Indisposed tit his home.
JIIss Stella Sawyer and James David
son, both of this place, were married
last week In Uinghuniton.
Mrs. Hayes returned to her home In
New York yesterday, after a stay of
several months with her daughter, airs.
H. M. Spencer.
Mrs. Kldroil, of TmiKhamton, is the
guest ot Mrs. J. B. Bronson, of Elm
Michael, Anthony and Charles Mur
ray left yesterday for Lopez, where
they will permanently reside.
Mrs. Samuel Snyder, of Webster ave
nue, is visiting friends in Now Jersey.
Joseph Henley, a student at Holy
Cross college, Is spending the Easter
holidays with his father, M. J. Henley,
of Chestnut street.
Arthur S. Smith, it trained nurtse at
the Dlnglmmton state hospital, Is
spending the week with his brother,
Harry A. Smith. The following ilo
png Is from the Blnghainton Star:
"Arthur Smith, the well-known state
hospital player, will enter the profes
sional ranks tills season und has signed
with 'Lou' Bacon's Troy team. If
Smith does not more than hold his own
In the New York State leusue, then
some acknowledged competent critics
will admit that they do not know u
star diamond perfornuer Vhen they see
him, Smith possesses every require
ment, lie l a good sticker, fast on his
feet, cun play the Infield or outileld,
DOING MEN'S WORK.
Some Women Who Are Meeting with
i'loin the Kansas City htai.
There are few trades and business
enterprises nowadays that do not
number some dauntless woman among
their workers, managers or employers.
Widows, thrown upon their own re
sources, frequently assume charge of
their husband's business perhaps mi
occupation they never voluntarily
would have chosen or ambitious girls
follow their fancy in some strange, bc
cjuso novel, occupation.
The only woman manager nf a great
biscuit concern is Miss Jennie HiUii
ner, of I'itt.ston, Pn who succeeded
her father in lull control of st great
One of the finest hotels in the south
is the now one in Jacksonville, Fin.,
whose spnior proprietor Is Mrs. A. K.
Dodge. Women are beginning to adopt
the hotol business as a larger form
of housekeeping for which the training
of the centuries has lltted them.
Mrs. Kinnni Shaftpr Ilowaul, n weal
thy widow of California, is secretary of
the Women's Stale Agricultural and
One of the pioneer wood and steel en
gravers of this country, Miss Surah
Fuller, recently died in New' Jersey at
ine age oi (.i. Mie worked many years
at her delicate craft for Harper's and
all the great New York publishing
Miss Vincent, once of Marblehead,
Mass., is earning a. good living as a
pilot, in San Pedro harbor, California.
A sawmill Is successfully run by a
woman near Plalnlleld, N. J. Mrs.
David Blackford carries on thin indus
try, performing the part of engineer,
and hiring a man and boy for rough
work, Her husband spends sis months
of each year in South America, search
ing for lumber, ami thus the profits
of the lucrative business are kept In
the Blackford family. Mrs. Blackford
Is a comely young women, who super
vises all the financial and mechanical
partB of the sawmill, turning out ex
tra fine work.
A Wisconsin woman Is a successful
poultry raiser, and Is employed by the
state board of agriculture as a lectur
er. She has studied tho language of
potiltty, and believes that a hen's vo
cabulary consists of seventeen words,
a rooster's of seven.
Among beekeepers of the northwest
Mrs. Stow, of Rvnnston, III., Is re
garded as an authority. She Is vice
president of the State Beekeepers' as
sociation, and has a well equipped
apiary of 109 colonies of bees, which
she handles without fear.
Two women of San Jose, Cal., Joseph
ine Graham and Louisa Held, own and
carry on a barber shop, They have
been buibers for eight years. Their
shop Is clean, neat mid attractive, con
taining good pictures, tlowers and mag
azines, and Is patronized by many of
tho loading cltlnens,
A "boss" contractor In Philadelphia
of some prominence is Mrs. Hugh
Brady. Her husband was a well-
known contractor for hauling and cart
ing. At his death, tho young widow,
familiar with tho business, carried It
on, remaining In the sume little olllcn
iihcd for so many yetus. Very few
people know that the "firm of Brady
& Sou" Is a woman, both former mem
bers being dead. She personally super
vises all important Jobs, quietly going
about in short skirt and sensible shoes,
Shu works twelve hours a day, and
finds that out-of-door work conduces
to robust health.
Miss Julia Mack, of St. Louis, is a
city weigher, the only one that tho
mayor Indorses. Duilui; tht past yeur
she lias turned In $S13 pi out from her
scales to tho city tienuury, while all
the other weighers reported" that they
could barely meet expanses. Miss
Mack works ten hours a day, and has
held the position through three admin
istrations, In spite of many competi
tors. Wives. "
Tho late picideiit of tho SletliodUt ronf'.'i.
(nee In Kii,iand, Mr. Walkinwui, has a neat turn
for Iho word in proper tcason, As ewy one may
Know, John Wrtiey'a wifo was u tenuajfiut.
Ohio when kta)ins; as a (,'ucst at a certain home,
Mr. Woll.iiisoii tome down to brealtjsi very lair,
"Von uro a diKineiate ton of our founder, Mr,
Watkluson," said the hwtj "he used t get up
at 1 In the mornhii;." "Vi,' said thu cucut,
taMnif lib seat ccuipotcdly at the table, "and If I
hid had lului WcsK'j's wife, I should have got
up at S."
Thursday and Friday, March 27 an
A cosmopolitan exhibit. Paris, London, New York and this cty
are shown together, and each is content in the association of the others
for nothing but the very best is iere.
Such as we show now. have never been equaled in Scranton before.
They have character, dash, brilliancy; every line of their make-up is a
line of beauty. Every effect is an effect to attract and favorably impress.
It is impossible to portray their airy gracefulness with the hard pos
itive lines of a pen. Come to our Second Floor to see them; you will
be well repaid. Your Easter wants in Hats can be easily selected from
this immense stock.
All the Latest Trimmed Millinery, all the latest effects in the Roll
ing Rim Sailor. Just a glimpse at a few: One is called the DU
BARRY. This chic Sailor is trimmed with foliage and berries. Then
there is the SAN TOY; just the hat for a miss to wear for it has an air
of smartness. Ready-to-Wear Hats. Untrimmed dress shapes in
Fancy Straw and Tuscan. Then the Fancy Hats which are trimmed
with flowers and ribbons.
A complete line of Trimmings includes pearls, cabashons, braids..
This handsome Millinery Parlor is yours to roam in at will.
omen's Tailorflade Suits
The Big Store is showing an elegant line of Tailor-Made Suits
The newest is here.
at popular prices, $10.00 to $50.00.
ETON SUIT Made of Basket Cloth, silk-lined
jacket, trimmed with rows of satin ribbon to match. A new
style cuff, also trimmed; skirt lined with near-silk lining, grad
uated flounce; comes in black, blue, brown
ince; comes in DiacK. Diue, Drown t .
Priced at 3)12.50
ETON SUIT This number is made from Gamers-hair
Cloth, single-breasted, with vest; can be worn either as an
Eton or skirt jacket; richly trimmed with bands of taffeta, 4
rows of narrow stitching; bell sleeve and taffeta lined; 7-gore
skirt, full-flare, lined with near-silk; black, -e
blue, brown and tans. Priced ai JD, UU
Silk Eton and Blouse Spring Novelties a line that is
very extensive in all that Is new.
Taffeta Satin and Moire Silk, also cheviot, serges and
Priced at very low figures.
More than usual interest in this line. It will be hard to find such an elaborate stock in this city. A Waist that will sell at sight,
has 6 1 rows of cording in front, with velvet buttons, colors are light blue, maize, helio, lavender, Nile green, gray, old rose and black.
A waist worth far more than the price asked for it
Otifline Sftidi?s of
Points Made by Mr. Wise.
The pris-cnt Mite oi mind of reitain peiple
with refercmo to IgiuIIiik the place where Iho
uedc for the reeei.t fusion vlelory heloir, m
well as to the fciTJinhlo fur n i-lure of the tpolK
was well illmtralrd hy two (lork-s told hy .lohn
K. Wise at u dinner in Madlton Square riaul.'ii
In cclchrjtlon of Hie defeat ot TJiniiuny. The
find, of these dories was alined at wu-r.il mem
lulu of the Cltlens' t'liion, who weru piitenl
at the time. If runs .18 follow:
"A young fellow- who was iniMntr Ids flrt
t.l.o:tlii'- till, in the Maine wood, had .ahni with
him an old Knlde whose inatk.iwuiiship wis well
Known, In the tomxe of a morulas,, i.inilile n
paitrldge went up suddenly ohf.id of Iheiu. lloth
raised their nuns W'I f'"-! t'l Bul'l' t th-
liiul, the .vcnnif ipoiUnum at tho uttnoihuo
irenerally. The liiul Ml, and hotli iulud In
get it, The Riildc i?ot to It first, and, plcliinir
it lip, prescnttd ft to the jouns hunter, and
said rock) naturedly;
" 'It don't make any dliU'iento width of lis
hit lilin, as lout; a we lutwl him.' "
Mr. Wlnc'rt scvond ktory, whlili was alnie.l at
the patronage piothni, iuii this vvaji
"A Southern family had for many sienerailom
M-uipled a backwoods plantation. Ileio they
Hud In a free and unconventional fa.hlon. When
It was dinner time Iho old luloiid 'iiuiniii'
would In I ni,- in the food of the mial, plue It
on a table, and t tit ri blow- u cow hoin, tu rail
the nu.n from the AthU. The dhcovety of loal
la their plantation dunned tho family condi
tion 6uddnly from pourty t uvilili. Tho
family moved to Atlanta and adopted moie dis
tillled habits of life, amum; which vw the courre
dinner. Hut the old mammy' Mill did the lion
orn of the table, To her the new way wa both
dltaKruuble and confining. Tho iiiimbei of
plans ncc c.-isaiy for tho various i unties was u
particular tourcc of ahoo.vame, At bit the ills,
appealed one day In the m!dt of illnnei. After
tome teuidi her inUtieM lom.d her In tho Ultili.
en, (vbbiiiK loudly, and Inquired what the trouble
" 'Trublc fiiuuV the cald, plaintively. 'l'o
gwino back tcr de plantation. I can't Ktand dli
jar court. dinuei. Irc's too invjcli n-nlmblilng
up plate fur de eiueiieii of de vittck.' "--Jfow
Oootl Old Customs.
Captain Cubic Includvd auiooi- hU car;,,, 4
couple of Billon Jarj. of flue brapdy. Incidentally
he also Included a lemaikahly muiiI and inlelli
Kint cabin boy, 'the woithy captain hud a de.-p-looted
uumioii to the Iniouveuient curiosity of
the revenue olliceis In short, he deshed to land
his brandy without their aid.
I'pon bei lliint; his .ship alonshlilc the quay a
pi.iniv was piiMieil on to the Jetly, und, as nion
ns tho patiol came within u few jauls, the lablu
boy, cairjlntt the Jai, stepped on Mioic, and was
immediately .ucoitid by the cu,toins oflher, the
following dialogue ensuing:
"Well, my lad, what hive you there?"
"Can't tell .vou, Mr."
"Hut, lo.i inu,:,"
"Cap'n ialil I Wann't'to, sli."
"Oh! I'm 11 iiistunii houio of lit er, bov, and
if jou don't tell 1110 Mint jou lave theie I
shall call tint pitml our jonder and have jwi
"Will, sir, Cap'n'lt kill me it lie knowv, but,
he mill I wa.s to take the Jars to Mr. ,"
niciitloiiliiir ofiieei'if inme, ".No, 12 II Mseot,
with his (muplliueiits.
"Oh, jes, I see, my lad. It's all light. I am
111'. , and here' lull a clown lor jouj
und, tei, ki "Ut this way," allowing the boy pi.
vate eslt to publli- toad.
Strangely hioiikIi, the custonn olilcir Is (.till
awaiting the auvent of the boy und ibe brauily-Til-lllt.
Hnd Seeu Drunken Men,
Mainly About 1'eoplo tells tlrta ttoiy about the
much unerated and saintly IIUIiop ot Lincoln,
Dr. Ilduard King, now- adianuii in jears and
somewhat iiillriu, lie had leceutly been vbitlng
llouriicmoutli for his health. After letting cue
afteiiioon fur cme time on 4 Mat uu tlic psrudo
he dcidred to move, but found smiuo dlillculty In
rUing. A kliid-hcailcd Utile girl cd the to.vn
was pacing, and, untlilua; his dlmiulty, ran up,
"Oh, let 111c help you."
Ilr. King gave hc-r one of his svuet entiles and
"Vuii' 1 e a dear little maiden, but I don't think
jou'ro ttiong enough.'"
"Why, ble you, sir," was the leply, "l'v
often helped up daddy when he was a slKht
.worse diunk than ou aie!"
Needed the Soap.
It was at u department stoic bargain counter
tor odd and iihU Tho crush was terrific. Wo
men squeezed, and elbowed unci shoved to pet
alongside the counter. I'requently two of tli-:m
happened to pick up the ,1111c bargain at cus
uiul tlu- same time, and then (hey bo ih letalced
their clutch en it and looked uat.-eis ut each
other until tho stronger of the two won the
Uctoiy or the birgulu km lent into llbbou.,,
A haughty matron with an electric seul mat
picked up a bov containing three cakes of Im
ported hoap for 8 cents at the same moment that
an liiimblt-lool.liig little woman in faded tan
coat had fastened her grap on the ba-, says the
"I believe I was the flist to lake hold of lhl,"
Jiald tho matron In the clcctrhi seal coat, fnv
iligly. The liiunble-looklng little woman held en foi
.1 minute, btud)ing her untagontit, then she
slowly relaxed her bond on tho lic.,
"Well, you can haul it," the said, audibly.
"You look as if 3011 need the soap,"
The baigaln cnunlrr is tho place to ob'civo
how- ihey love one another.
Test for n Weak Mind.
Tu 0 mill In .1 cafe jcsterdiy were. dUciiim;
the leceut gift by a noted millionaire of a largo
sum of money to found 11 ilnlr ot piycholoy in
"What Is psychology, 11 nj way J" asked on,
"ItV the study of the mind, of the soul," said
"What's the good of that?" asked tho skepti-.
"A great deal of iiac," answered his com
panion. "I have studied It to some extent m.v
telf, and (an ileteet a weak-minded man fiom a
slrong-inlndid one by a my Klmplc lest, for
instance, if I cal make jou say 'fourliiu' agalu-t
)our will you lack will puwu. Will you 1st me
try It on jou? 1 believe- I euu makif jim say It."
"Make me iny 'fourteen' agalint my willy Vcu
can't do It. 1'iro away!" Ami thin ! the way
the test workrdi
A. How much aie sK and tout?
A. How- nuieli arc eight and tliieuf
' A. How- much arc nlno und suv'ilif
A. (trlumplianlly) Aha! There, uu said l. I
knew jou would I
II. (Indlgnainly)-Sald what?
II. Hut "fouiteen" was tho wold we euw tor
A. (eoo)ly) Well, jou've said it iijvv, ai-way.
New- York Tilbvri-.
John Sherman's Recollection.
Although ex-.viiftary MIicniMii i populaily
upiosed to have lout Ida giip, be Ins not m
tliely forgotten the past, writes W, I!. Curtis.
A nun who wa calling upvn him Ihoiuht he
would .iv something pltai,t to Uu- veirraului
Of Wall Paper, Shades,
Picture Frames and Paint
Brushes Goes Merrily On... :;,;,
II ' 1
UNDRRDS OF PfiOPLF. nre daily reaping a harvest -from pin
recent misfortune, 1 he old saying, "Irs an ill wintl thai
blows nobody cood,'' was never better demonstrated thar
by this great sale. Our loss is your gain, but we are bound to open
our new store with an entirely new stock, and with that end ii! View,
are selling our entire line of WALL PAPER, SHADHS, PICTURES -and
PICTURE FRAMES way below the actual oost to us. " '
Some ot the stock is slightly damaVed, some is not. It' all'
at the same price,
JACOBS & FASOL
Temporary Stores: 505 Linden Street.
308 Washington Avenue Opp. Tribune Bltfg:
statesman and icuiail.id Hut he bad heaul Mr.
Depevv lefer t-i l.iin in the mci,t eulogWlc teinn
tlic other day.
"Whom, did you sJy" lnulied Mr. Sheiniau.
"l Mr. Depv-w in the cno,teJ" liiqulrcd Mr.
"Yea." lopouded his Ulior. "You know bo
succeciU Mr. Murphj, and ho told mc the ollri-
day llul in Ills opinion jou Were (he grutist
living Statesman in 'the I nltfd State, and that
jou had done inor.e for jouf cvimtijf than w?
other inaii who has set in.'cougict during the
"If Mr. Depevv had said Hut at'Cldeago inHii
1 should havu been noinliuted .i'lrptisiiinit.V i
piled Mi. Nieimin, urcaslleally. ''His lompll
incnt cviue too late."