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HOME AND SOCIETY.
CHAT OF THE SEASON.
AO.;_> v. isr?oM - BDITH'l FtttEEtOM - CXLLAM
CLKANUNKM - PASTEL. 1'AINTIN.'.
"Kdlth must be In a koo.] set In London, after
all.'- .said one of her intimates, apropos cf aa
American woman whose aoclal position rn England
was a mooted question. "1 tort ber name at tha
Duchess of P.?'*"."
??Ah. but that was a bal!, and S.0M invitations
were sent out, I am UM." answered another of
her dear fri. inls, anxious that thc- absent one
should not receive too much honor. "That surely
did not count."
??Yes, bul 1 heard that the Prince talked with
h.r for fully Bfteen minuter," exclaimed another
"Oh! Ah!" uttered the fashionable crowd,
mite CTerpowered by such indubitable evidence
?l Mil ?_
"I have been young nnd nm now old" is a aen
pregnaat with -h<* wisdom of garnered expe?
rience Thorn who speak thus speak of what they
do know! theirs li no theoretical sunni-.- or Imag?
inary deduction. The cause and effect are both
th.-re to j'i..1b.' fr.in. and the conclusions, there
? re must be more or lesa correct. "How l should
.?*,. ta pt. eh ;i sermon to girl ," sail a woman of
the world the itber day. "if i could only get then
.,. liaten and to believe my w rds, and avail them
iel vee of my advice. Unfortunately, however, we
nlddle-aged folk are modern Cassandras and preach
io a deal generation. Looking backward, I can sa?
la Clearly what ought and OUffbt tel to have becfl
| :ie thal 1 long to Induce o'leis to profit by my
rxperi'iie uni observation. A giri makes whal is
called a good marriage, for Instance; the bride
groom Blurt betanga to the 'j. un. sse doree'; h- li
young, rich ard attractive, and every one says
how fortunate sh? is. Another one of her friends
t-nurr!es a Btrussllng young lawyer or business
man. They commence th. ir tiny housekeeping on
the merest pittance, and the world BhrugS !:?
shoulders and la Inclined to sneer at dove In : cot?
tage' Birt s.-e the same couples twenty-four years
later. Th>- bard-worklns business or professional
man probably has an assured position and for
tune, and hie Wife i- happy in tba home he has
ici.-? ii her, ani ibe comfort with which be eur
rounds ber. As for thc rich young man. it li mon
than probable thal he is rich no longer; he has
nc profession, he is unfltt. I foi h ere m, and
there ir nothing lefl for hims If or Ins wife but
a struggling ex!st< nee. Thia ls no Imagtnar) pict?
ure. I ban i u u happen ov^r and over again,
iii l the statistics all prove that In this country, at
least, it is almost unfortunate to l?' born rich.
"Another pod:; i should iii., to Iwell upon with
young :? .p.e is the misery and folly ot living be
; . their Income The standard ol fasbionab
: of lit" yi irs, and '.ie. iv-niir. Kenl?
oi : cleiy sa extravagant that a young coup..
brought up In luxury In their respectlv, homes will
gild even a comfortable ir come very Ina piste foi
I! t lulremcnts, Mid i.m : miis*. have i.. p mal
s; a;ni lu r spouse would be
I ? hil club and bis hones?while thej
both feel that they must liva 'like other people' ol
their act And ro. little by little, a burden pt debi
ls im ut i'd that sooner or later must bring them to
grli f. . mt i ?-.." eontluu, d the speaker
after a slight pause, "that it would do any good
for m. I ? beg ami Implore young people ot today
to consider all thee- things and model their lives
according!' " Not at ail. 'This might happen to
others, says tl.* bride, 'but not to me.' '1 shall ba
Far.- lo stop in line-.' thinks the youth on bis wa)
dows bill?and so the world goes on, and the old
fabli ol the grasshopper and the ant is, act..i ovw
ut;.; ? . i i .-..m. Ev, ry gi Deration must buy ita own
.. ?? an i learn by persons! observation."
There aeetni tn be a considerable difference be?
tween "coming out" and "going out" aa applied
td I bUt In Soe),-ty.
?i Daley X is not coming out this winter; her
1*0) ,? .i- still ir. mourning. Bhe will only go out
t. ? - ' ll nd th, Other," sail a belle of two
*??>- other day. "Will you tell me what
con:--.- UfCeren i between 'coming out' and
't'..:.. Kid a puszled masculine listener
"Oh, t" "come out' you must have s t.-.i or a
bal!, or be formally Introduced in Borne fashion,"
replied ths youthful authority, decisively. "Where?
as feeing out' li quite different?yon ar.- in so :? ty
Incog;' as it were, snd it takes ? long lime to be
fully recognised Some girls 'go OOt' the lirr-t win?
ter and 'come out* the next: it is rather a k.i
plan, ai om Kains a lot of experience and k: >wi
edgo of the w .rid which ls Invaluable to a debutante
the next season."
Inexperienced housekeepers ahould remember that
perfect cleanliness in every department ol thc house
ls essential for tha preservation of health, nnd
that personal supervision of each nook and corner
ls absolutely essential u> insure tins result Many
a Careful young mother who guards her little ones
with the most Jealous care, and who orel
<,"-r* detail '? I with their well-being,would
i - t! surprised if aha a era told thal if Bhe
we ld give leas attention to tbe nursery and more
?. ? ?? cellar, for i:::-'ance, her children would have
coils and sore throats. How many Of our
young Murray Hill dames, we wonder, visit dally
?? underground portions of th. ir bouses, the
C.* lagewaya, and, above j,;:, the
And ye it ia just those places that may
:. ? the air of the whole house. Tba plumbing
sad drainage of the dwelling In the basement are
if t t Importai and bad air in the
im unpleai ml throat troubles dur
- . <,,- re winter, J' behooves every house
? lerefora, le see thal this "Domdanlel Csv
'-.'. .:- Kept v.itli a* Scrupulous car.- BB the linne?
an, in ibe Brat place, it should bo freshly
Whitewashed every year; lime In itself ts a dlsln
:? nt and lt make* lt much elene-.- nl,i lighter.
As a ?.-?:.: can whitewash with a suitable bruah,
itt: 1 the whit'wash Itself ls easily mad.- in the fol?
lowing w-i-y: pot two quarti of unslaked lime in
? ,: . pour n teakettle full of bolling water on
.; rirp ii cover Immediately over the tub.
'. :.- a i Id, add enough wah r to make it of tlc
i-ii - m. ..' of milk, a 1'ttV* blu'-lng and a handful
Ol' Ha't, ar.J '.eat it Well. Tile windows in the cel?
lar should be trashed frequently, and ~*u every tine
ny day let them stand open an hour or so.
The floor, too. must be scrubbed two or three times
danni; tb. winter, and if the cement is broken it
Should be filled In. A well-ventilated, clean Cellar
1* of tba first Importance, uni yet it is g-nerally
the last thing considered.
"Notwithstanding the liberal nrt education of tlc J
day gad the fadlltlea that are afforded or. every
Bide tor devi-'.oiling any genii's or talent that might
be latent In the community, there are really v. ry
few good designs In wsll papers that are of native
production," saul ii woman who bal her Ideals
shout the furnishing of a new I..ii-.. "I wanted
to bang the walls of my sitting-room willi pepi r
Containing two shade*, of yellow, something that
would hold the sun-h' ?- through the dark, gloomy
days of winter. I ijo.tfd everywhere for what I
wanted, in the best establishments, but was quite
unsuccessful, or.ntll 1 found the very thing I was
looking for In a Morris design, For that, however,
I shall have to walt several weeks, as it will have
to be sent for tb England lt seems to me that If
we coull have fewer mediocre artists and more
good designers lt would be better for thc art de?
velopment of the country."
"Yes; I believe that my children Speak nil the
languages ibri\.d from tbe Latin." sa, 1 Mrs. Pe?
dantic rather pompously when some one com?
plimented her on her little girls' proficiency In
italian "Poor dear mites!" eighed ii tender mother,
sympathetically. In an aside. "Only fancy what
that r-presents In the way of Btttdy! I am told
that Mrs. I\ tn ikes lt her boast thal her daughters
have not a half-hour unprofitably employed from
morning until night. No delightful hours of ab?
solute bliss with fairy tales and no happy, Idle
afternoons with their dolls! lt makes me quite
sad to think of their stunted young lives and over
Pastd painting ls an art that has come greatly
to the fore of late years. For brilliancy and purity
Of tint lt cannot be equalled, and many a famous
artist of the day tums from his oil colors tc bis
crayon box for relaxation, taking great delight
In the vlvjd and fresh effects which can be pro?
duced by comparatively rapid work. lt would
doubtless quite supersede water-colors as a con?
venient and satisfactory mullum for sketching were
lt not for the danger of rubbing; for no "flxutl*"
haa yet been found that does not detract from the
Bott yet brilliant effect which is Its chief character?
istic. Even willi this disadvantage, however, lt ls
becoming more and more popular. Those who are
food of sketching or painting should try this de?
lightful art. Graduated colors, assorted, either for
Isndscape or portrait use. can be bought at any ot
the places where artists materials are sold, as well
tn pager prepared fer tbs purpose. Many artists
prefer vellum. and ptTpaP<, ? thMnBeIves by rubb|ni!r
it with glass paper, Xo , unt? ? ,. unlforrnly
roughened. Another paper that produces excel?
lent effects !? ordinary pumlce-paper. with a coat
Bf March put on with a large, soft brush; when
this is dry, brush off the surface powder, and it ls
ready for us... What is generally used I- Banded
>Il-paper manufactured especially for crayon work.
F'.r portraits it |s bCSt to put one or two thick?
nesses nf c!oth on tfi< ,?,.,.., ,?,,,,_,. tacking on the
paper, as the rubbtag ls apt to U-ar ll. BketCfa the
outline of your subject v. rv lightly with a hud
brown crayon. A lead-pencil should never be
used. A stump ls a very good thing to put in the
hrst tints with. Begin with the llnhts. keep the
various tints perfectly pur.', and when they are all
in blend tre-m together with the Bager, Afterward
'hey may i?. worked over with tba crayon point
DU MAURIEWS HOME.
AND AUTISTIC LONDON HOMES IN
Speaking of Rotten Kow the other day. Mr
Henry Janus said thal tie spectacle ll Pl
luring the fashionable hours is worth watching
ince a y.ar if only to see how like l "i Maurler it
til is. London v,,,-i..ty anywhere is uk. le Mau?
rler. From his delightful Bishop, with Chtppendal
legs, to bli planning, pushing Mrs Ponsoubj li
Ti mpkyns, a figure of the world worldly, his dm*
matts personae In "Punch" are the dramatis per?
sonae of high life in th.- English capital, (>: ?
their accent ls In many cases a trifle (breed, but
that is the business of the caricaturist. Du Mau
Her began to study his models far back In the
sixties, about the time of Leech'a death. He took
up the gay sceptre of Engliah caricature when his
to give additional depth and color. There are so
many surprises in crayon painting, and Inspira?
tion*-, as lt were, of which the artist may avail
himself, that experiments with it after a certain
proficiency has been obtained are very fascinat?
ing A certain well-known artist, the other day.
was round aa he espresssd it. "at play." with hls
WlfB as a model, and a big box of brok, n bits or
pastels by his side lt was charming to watch the
n,.if pleasure he took In r. t,dering the tints of the
lovely changeable silk which formed the glsw
tleevea of her costume. Tn" silk shlmmerea and
glowed with its changeful lights on his paper, and
his delight In the work was most COnt*f*?U*;
"Do >ou see that- ls not that c dor beaudf.ll.
h. kept exclaiming as pencil andI Anger work i rn
unison until tbe sketch was flubbed and
ex,,.t effect "f the lovely glistening silk was pro
artistic nature. His reflnemenl ls not ncr- ap?
parent in his writing than In the caricature-- wheh
he addr. ? i far 1< naltlve regl * "f "'"'
Inti lllgence. ,. i
Du Manner lives m London, as all si.esfui |
artists ther.* live, with a homelike .harm ..r envt
ronment equalled rn whereelse. Where thi luxurious
?f ",. i' rc "i mc.r the Boulevard Ber
thiei H.- devoted to vividness ind "chic." the Eng?
lish artlsl ls fond or the dignified, stately richness
which has male puch e..teens as Alms Tademas
and Leighton's famous. Ti,, wall al.I Mr, pu
Maurler'i house, shown In the illustration, ti
. |, j, |tl OM Or ve H i ?? neal Harm
. ii ita, t et Mr. ie Maurler Ulustrat, - l
fondm of his craft for an undlaturbed retreat.
We can Imagine him secluded behind this lofty
;,r ! inv< king m his privacy more duch
. . mon blahoi -. and uer- of h.- gi -
I, ?s. tall, and every one ..r ih. 1.1 m. si divinely
fair. Hi- house belongs to a class (sa it may
MB. Dr MAURIER'fl BOMB.
great predeeP*sor dropped lt. and be has n-: re
llncpilehed lt since. He was fitted from the start
to see bis society clearly. He was born In England,
and had an Engltah mother, bul he had ii French
father, and waa educated bi Prance. His prom?
inent traits ur.* -,n un-Engltah. British artist, who
draw from the figure rarely have hi- bi ns.- of grace,
his taate for beauty, his delicacy of touch in the
te, hntque of arl and In the ubtleiles of i \pr
Leech himself had no such allurement, though
his pretty young aroman waa, on Du MauHer's own
confession, the (.-ve of the latter's salad dayi "a
wondrous creature In crinoline and a pork pla
hat." Du Mauri, r's own pretty girl I* more 'harm?
ing than any which has .-v.-r figured In "Pun I "
?'I do hr.pi," ba aaya, "that the reader dow nol
dislike h.-r .... 1 am BO fond of her ti. i :
..r rather, so fond of what 1 want h.r to be. Sh*
has become to tm- as a daughter." She might
easily wear this titi*, she ls so very real, for,
although, as Mr. Du Mutiri.-r admits, she ls it
little tall and stiff, those are the charartei
of her prototype in English society. Bo lt I* with
all his figures with bia s,r (Jeorgtaa MMe
Duchess of Towera his Postlethwalte and Mrs.
Clmabue Brown, his native Philistine and his im
ported musical >? ebrity. in spi:,- of tha touch of
comicality that makes hi- patricians, snobs uni
aesthetes nt hom-, in the Journal which ha* Intro?
duced them io the world they are Invariably ti .
to types in London drawlng-rooma, He bases hi*
art on thr most car. fal scrutiny of nature, rel
li" ls much more than a close observer with a
S.-nf-e of hillier. ThlS le- I..ir- SllOWn .1. I ''tl Ile
drawlr.Ks and th..' text "f "Peter Ibb i m." a
work of such Individuality and pow, r that "Trilby,**
the new novel hi has written and Illustrated, must
be await..! by ;." readei nf good Action a" one
of the most Important of forthcoming llterarj
. ? . ? ? ie Mauri, t ls a really ? tl '? writer and
a brilliant di ' man. fiver both hit talents i
shed the atmosphere of an Imaginative, finely
BARA BERXB \RDT.
tlf.n LATEST PORTRAIT- HOW Mir: WANTED TO
ne a n' :?'
Not many pi iple who have Been Bara Ben
har.lt In some Impassioned situation on the
wml'l have over Imagined that at one tine she |
had serious thoughts ->f entering a convent Al?
though the lair Bara la a JeWCes, abe was by
?'- " ^4&>h
I J5 J.2T.... ' i* ., .??_*_. W. -
BKRNHARDT AT HOME).
her fath. r';. deein i lucated at i nunnery, and li
wis while there thal her genius received lu flrat |
Impulse, her Imagination being struck by tba Bing?
ing in churches, me solemn osha of the worship
1'KKNHAIN**- AX Hl.it NSW PLAT.
per*, the mysticism if ??>' w-monles and the
attentive alltnce amid whi.-h the -preacher raised
his voice. "When 'he organ sent forth Its clear,
clarion-sounding notes." she ls reported to have
recently said, "my very soul seemed to soar up?
ward to heaven la a whirlwind *f etnotloa. At
fairly be called) which form* on* of the mo*t
charming passages In architectural landon. Time
w.is when stucco reigned supreme In the great
city, and <-ven now ll h..-> ? large domain Hui
aboul twenty years .'-*-i Norman Bhaw - f
leading Kn ' th* ??? ntury, i*
the use of brick In private dwi liing Hi I
also some of Ihe ri st pict irei -
old Dutch ? .-e and tl.der Ki i
i). ..,_.? rn, I 1 p..itn--r I'-to.
r lld H ? sev, ral other ai
talent have carried on tho movement .:.rab I
by slew. lind Hi... have scattered ill ..vet London
g-h_ : ea lu a style win. h ls part
i trsnsmogi ft- ?) v leen Ame. bm
? iii., iee h more than that, air
.. 1. , ne -?-. |, -. ? r ? rig IB il .nd v-rv 1..
V. hen I luated th it Ihey escai ??
te- -.M.t ?' nf the er*.'* -it. id, I soot Ihej lah
In hist a . ? ?' I'd bil" k
studios cluster. I around Sn- Kt ?-erl-k Leighton's
palm e In Mell n ll I m ke om of the prettl si
In i. ml. ... ii I lh< lr tr.- tn* sr, repeat
In Rei lon nnd ll r srtlstl.
... i .-. - . ne* -r prettl, r than oI - n
hav, Ihe feature Mt l"i Haulier's dwelling
. wall, ? ii lie t lt 1* one which layman bi
.: i ion ippi .'? Thi
London, soi the oddesi pla. es, the Ides l
lo i - ll. -i v.nii ti"- siiiii.ii.it'. sn i retl
k ht. i. ar* am, i . Ihe bes chara* l
ti... ;;-.. ,. . There i ? In one of tie- tlummti -t perl
,,r i .1 . one if those pr- ol Ina li -: pr,
? rs can ? ? ? - what ii hides.
I kn ? ' >?? -? ? i ???. of the tn.i*?- r's reie-i'. ?
ir vou fri 'el. he win admit you i ? n li"'.'
,v in th, bricks snd lin*--) with vou In i1
t- he takes vou to the studio a hui ,
.Ired feet ..r so away Tl., re, In lb, bus) suburh '
City, I iried .' -I Ile "liv's :, ii-. a, ni. I
ind vines, thc Quaint rn ss of ..l-l paths
M 1 . Hy nt old tr ss In the h.art
ol every skI r.iu-ll'htnnn there ls an Idyllic .?Ml
a, at tie Inherits nee ..f hil n. He hides lt
he hides it behind brick walls, b it I* li
il just th.- sane- There is something pl
In fin Hm; it under th-- si i low of Mr Du Ms
:,M. on tri v.t.Ph miters the fashionable a tl!
... I Its folll. I
ll '? momenta l found mvs,-if transfigured, i
..s-.-i ? sensation of being on the point "t
illina straight up le heaven in the pi
of sn as*..nilled congregation. I hsd a barning
??? t . I.ne B nun. and Inter ..n l ara
m.ir taking the \.-n l desired lt most srdentl)
,iid as everything I di In - unca soon.-r --r latei
I mn still -.1 pi i - I thal I ha*.-.* n,,t yt been I
linn W'le li I was tobi that I possessed I Iii'?
voi.e nnd recited poet ty rory prettily, I bnsglm I
ll in i i ithedral pulpit declaiming to a multi
tude electrified by my word*. Pron that snit.- ,,?
tr. ? i to playing tragedy in a gn it theatre there
la but one and I can truly say thal I took
that ly." It ls a matter of n
r-n.iii iiiit.. nie tn Imagine the areal Irag.
as the i. i i i of -i cloister. Her vocation ivas
thal of ' The cathedral pulpit
from which she longed to thrill the crowds wai
eli -I to le: eloquence, bul stn- h.,* surely al
ta I ned bet ardent wish by electrifying them arith
SOM"'. VERT RO Ul CATI B
A nice cray of serving chestnut! In a savory mar.
ncr ls to peel and blanch them and fry item in .?
little butter ipi tine are erisped, Then pour enough
i? ling stock or water ovei them to cover them
and stew them tm tliey are tender, bul nol till
ii- ii-; to ph -es. After Ibis drain them
: roughly and iel them In Ihe oven for abor ten
minutes to b, ome Iry and erl p again. Hprlnkh
salt over them and serve th. rn,
Marron* glace li .. famoui French confection foi
! whl a ll fi !' ** ni i ile has been given: Peel th.
chi ii ul and put them In boiling water until the
thin Inner si.,n will com.- off easily. Then blanch
them (which consists In rubbing off this thin skim
ami tin -vv them ai; Un Into i saucepan of bolling
water. Cook them for thirty minutes. Tiny ahould
he perfectly brm i?,t r ,.:. When tbey ar.* ,|,?,..
drain them gently and lay them In a basin of tepid
water, to which ths Juice if two lemons h.is been
,io... i When they have stool for four hours In this
-.. itei snd ar- thoroughly cold, drain them again
snd dry them with a > loth put si< pounds of sugar
in a sugar boner with a quart of cold water. Then
beal the whltea of three eggs lin. a pint of irater
.-iii I add. Let this mixture come to th.* bolling
point, stiiring it carefully. Th.* moment ii begins
to boll, add aix.ut half ii rup of eoM writer and con?
tinue this thr.r fmr times till a dark scum be?
gins to firm on top. Da not stir lt any more, bul
cov.-r it eloeelj sad set it bach whare it win slowl]
simmer. Th. n shim ofr t:?. thick scum that cv. rs
lt. Th* syrup beneath should be crystal clear; hm
if you think necessary it may bs strained. This de?
pends upon the purity of the granulated suirur USSd
Boil the syrup again till lt forms the "thread,"
thal is. till a drop tnk-n between the lingera will
thaw oul Into ? thread when the lingers ar- BSpar
?ti L Pul the ch- 'nut* In th.- syrup and let th.-rn
boll for "ive minutes. Th. n set them aside till next
morning, still I" >h<* "yup. strain th.* syrup off
them aad Iel lt Lull until lt reaches th,* souffle
st.ilie. or when a little taken up In a apoon aird
Mown on bard wlli liv ott In tlnv bubbles Nev
pour this syrup over the .trained chestnuta and let
them stand over night again. Next day prepare
?oms fr.sl. lyrup In the same way you did the
first snd boll I' to the "hall." or until a drop rolled
between the lingers, which have i>een properly
chUled tit Ice water, forms a creamy ball. Lift the
chestnuts out of toe first syrup on the point of a
ske.vrr. one by one. dip them into the new syrup
and lay them to dry on boards which have been
covered with grta*ed papers or th* parafflne papers
used by confectioners. Let them dry to a warm
kitchen until On*.
A POET ON SOCIALISM.
nt-Ufcoia ooppee at the french
ki AirKMV SH: BOBEST MOWER
r.iris, November ll
Socialism was a few days ago for tha tir-t Urns
brought forward at the French Academy. Thia
was don.- by M. Coppee, tbe t.I of tbe poor. Tha
lon was tne awarding of Montyon pris
poor people for their self-denying and benevolent
actions. Th.* award of "ihe Motityoh prizes of \ir
tue" is an annual ceremonial, ani tak-s place
in th.- presence of th.* five academies forming tha
Institute of Franc.-, md of th.- pick of literary, ar?
tistic .'ind fashionable society, On toe director or
president -.f ti ?? academy for the garter of the
year in which this so), amity comes off th- duty
'bv,.ives of eulogixtng M. de M mtyon and the re?
cipients of his testamentary beneficence. Who was
M. de Montyon? il- waa a Judge, who was an
re during tbe Revolution, was the owner ol
a large estste, a miser, estremHy vam and ninty,
and di'-d in IBU. He wanted lo save and v.-t to
have Imperishable fair... To this lait.-r end he lefl
a large pan of his fortune to th. Academy to
reward authors for works that maki for | iblic
morality snd th.- enlightenment of the humi n
and conscience, yesterday 39,000 francs wen gtvi a
the Montyon fund In literary pri/.i s of 1,000
francs each. The rewards for virtuous actions or
coiirs.-s of actions sm tunted to 11,000 francs. In
rural, the director of the A Ad. my, who - ulogii -
M. de Montyon, und r a clause In that phil.mihi-.,
trill, h..is hi hi cheek as he lauds
him .md the recipients ol his bounty. In most
cases it would be hard to help being ironical. If
th.- |Hu>r creatures to whom the prises of virtue
ar.- awarded were only hall as good as the director
..,' the leadenly describes them, neither he nor sny
body listening to him would be worthy to clean their
P . expei ted, I ? cause ta give ii i.- om
of the conditions on which, under Montyon's will,
the Academy has a right to dispose ot the funds
he left lt.
M. Dumas tils, g f< w years ago, wa* exquisitely
and ..p.-my satirical. M. <'-.p|. i; the poet "f the
?a believes In tbe tam tlfylng action of poverty
?li n il ? pt. d In ri patten) spirit, and i - i
Clod-sen I discipline t-. exercise and strengthen thc
moral sen ?? la im.- masses of human creatures
He waa In dealing with the recipients of the
the contrary of satirical. Th- i.t, who is
.' pious Roman Catholic, and In a peculiar and
Independent sra) a ^Conservative, availed himself
ol '' ? imbers il tem r lo which Anarchism i *.
i.n i- I l.v dynamite is now Kleins' rise to bring
fora ,i I tl.i- stl -ti of Oo lal Ism ... d the
of the poverty-stricken. In doing so he merely
rung changea os the teachings ..r the Gospel, bul
he i voided threadbare pulpit formula and pre
? ny i tbe main subj.,-ts with which he dealt In ?
stiikini' light, giving a pet ional ring to whal h>
sadd. The frulta ..f modern iclence were hitter, In
deed, when scientists underra!, I the promptings
of the heart and overrated mere I, ul knowledge.
M Coppee waa hard on the political economists
ind oil t who would never give err ..'ms uni.ss
th rou eh an orgsnlsstion of clerks snd In pectors
who eal up charita! le gifts before it can g* t to tha
i.r. li- ;Virci| that were M. de Montyon to
from the i.-nd he would experience som, dlsagr.
ihle ? 11 i lacs ("n i ; le pera ns with gi .i i e
a ho had st .'i.i the i ; i
would t-di him thal tar from doini; good, privat,
??? did mischief bj Inten rifylni tl ? bs I tati
which lt tri.-d to remedy '>n the other side he
sro lld i ??? the i.r turn up their noses pt the ?! des
he left them, if tbey did not refus, thej
r.Ive them with a bari grace, li M, de Montyon
went to a worklngclass meeting he would bear
lomebodj on ihe platform or in the tribune declaim
inst eh it Ity aa a means to
relli ve th. hunget
"Vere he to h. ir whal wenl on st a meeting of ?
? ir of lesrn
? ? .-ii with the question of pauperism, they would
it thi irse was to let lt i .iv -
ni I lo not! v : he aro iii be told that
.-? Martin acted foolishly in giving In midwinter
ked cripple. 'I h so mer the ci Ipple
I the bettei tl i | more Imp 11
? the ? ' ?? ?' i b Ins In all i Ilk*
lightly Balnl should nol risk sa attack of
. . thal the begg,
temporary warrain by th.* mantl. Nevertheless
tics.- woo try to *-'?-! ni of pauperism bj savings
banks, friendly s ??;. tc.-. . rganisatlons
ie Uki. d || .i | io i. albeit an Impi rfect work
bo ill w.- make war ..n ..r treat
tn i I men tl:-.*.- wh.- ..... t ti,,.
??I iring lt. . the .? ind lt I ms ..f human
freing*, and claim f.r- rho hai * notl
? l things ih it n.11 ire snd human
labor pt ?lac-'. Both started from dirr.-r.-tit points,
I .? ed tiie i im. goal Uah hid th.- name
Ideal. W liat tiley wain ? I WI . - ll Of Ch
lion Iii whl di excessive poverty would h.- Ira
possible, and in which a united -^ ?? i,i euort would
;?:. - of .rn ini dil ile Cr ivldeni e. lr
perfection wis nf this worl I ? ia li I to
? n pre] ired for - il len
..-? Tl ? re could !??? a i c. re noble realm th .a ttii
Hut the wori'l w.s .;: nd ao was the human
power to dream sublime l.v dr< imi He whose
me Midgi hal KlV.r: lie ll th.- h- -t lie-ins lo
ich oi- imi I ?? v. h.i. pea kl i the
mountain, let fall thi ? lng hum in sal
??-..?r heard: "'ri;.- pool > - il . ; havi always \\;:h
you" nothing thal had taki a pla, ? u.-tor
last 1,100 ya ira proved th it to be false
< nit r.n ii rode ? ed ll, and poi Iblj wu
: ? . ? ... -.-. h. n i' punished wit!
unlit tl..- |. 'atv ag, Iron.,!, ? ? wretch wh
band tor an aim- or f< ll ssl, sp on th
A.iysii-- Why, th.-n shou.d ti,.- charity which si ? i
the Individual <>r tina other charity thal acted
through i inti itloni b- blami '. ' l*hen u.i
. sp.-ellie thal h.ni ? ?*. ? t yel -.li I bul
tble ffoi i I.- ..ii cos mu i ? st up the fal
and years of scarcity succeed year ni plenty.
v. ^..i' il .1 .-ure the .*-? lt. -li te - - - ol some and
si ikn. 'r the wani of adaptahllltj r others
?'ir- i.r would, therefore, bi ilways imung us,
M. Coppee thanked fSod, when saying ihi . thal the
-j ir11 of charity would be always a. nv- In the
.. im; iioth of poor and ieh. There would be al?
va* rich peoi ? who could nol enjoy their wealth
'?? th.- misery of their i.r brethren waa
? instantly coming home to their minds, rtui ii peo>
pin a lld give H.- lr mom y, th, lr timi. theil bi I
ti. ir tenderness and their devotion to the
povert* tri ken.
In alluding lo Roclall rn, M, Coppee reminded
Ms hearers thal Lasarua lull of venomous 't?
was al the gate. Pul the rankling ulcers had
-(asperated hun Every one now f. ;t thal thei
waa a social danger, and tbe "en ? thal th re
w.is om bein ed Itself In every civilised country.
? als of the i.r. fm ne i: thed bj pi nj i r,
ir Intoxicated by mllltarj glory, ??! by llbertj that
waa to i" won, were now and who could blame
them? more matter-of-fact. Th.* *-i?irir. ..f the
.-??niury thal ls drawing to Its close sways them.
i . however, was nol a reason to concludi that
they wera ao longer capable to blaze up with a
flame of enthusiasm foragreal cause. Bul lust now
the demands of ths working classes everywhere
aimed st practical results. .\ rt- r all, what they
isked was only what humanity owed them. That
ls to say. lesa in in.lim' toll in the years In which
they could work, and a little comfort to be secured
to th.-m In old age. The classes in possession of
we.,ith bad better not turn ? deaf ear to I
demand which became more and more Impe?
rious. Il was no use crying oul thal such or such
ms were Impossible becauai th. \ jarred with
the habits and prejudices of such classes. What
might not sn l could not happen? H id ? prophet gone
to a courtier st Versalll,** In I7M snd I .ii hun thal
dst) y- irs later the vote of his gi md rt would
not weigh more In the National Kales than the
vote of i shoeblack, he would have shrugged hla
shoulders, and wheeled round on his high, red
beal to -how- his contempt for the prediction
M copj. hoped inat modern society would be
more reaaossble, and would look al paaslng occur?
rences through Ihe light ot the past. Um he was
an optimist because the great ones of tl.ii
did not merely listen to tn, counsels ol prudence
lng lo cou-,;, -i . ..ni.ng from
hearts, and therefore from .-,,..,.] ni m..nih- Their
counsels carn.- fr.un pulpits ind fr..ni the tri*.une
of the parliaments. Thev were expressed ..i In?
ternational conferences, by sceptics, by believers,
bi conservatives, by radicals. The question ..f
black poverty?for there was no other social ques?
tion was now not only stated nnd demanding ii
?olutlun. but wan in all minds, and would BOOU
have to be dealt with In the sense of lustlce and
klndneaa by the legiststurea poor there must al?
ways h.- Hut thal Mach poverty that degrades
th.- human being could be don.- sway with. What
? triumph and glory Its disappearance would be
Th-* death ls annouueed of Slr Robert Moiler, who
wa* one nf th" particular favorites of the Prince
Consort and for that reason of yu,-en Victoria.
HI* father, a Herman, who was naturalized ntl
l.nir!l*hm_.n and known un Htockmar No. _. was
pushed in the diplomatic service by the Prince Con
sort. une of the reasons why th.- Prince and
Queen quarrell* I with Lord Palmerston in IV'l was
his having often snubbed the elder Moiler .i i
stood In the way of the rapid promotion which they
desired for him. Sir Hubert was sent as Minister to
Darmstadt in 1866. His real mission was to help
and comfort by every means In his power the late
Princess Alice. Orana Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt:
ber uncle-ln-law tbe then Orand Duke, and her
husband. Prince Louis, having joined with Austria
and Hanover against Prussia. He was charged to
writ.- contldentlallv to Queen Victoria about the
worries and the prospects of the most amlahle and
lovable ol her daughters Sir Robert was also
charged t.. prepare th-* way f,.r a match between
'h.- only daughter of th.* late Czar and the Duke
"f "Edinburgh Th" lat*' <'/.arina was a Princess nt
i- le-Darmstadt and she an.l all h<*r family went
to ihat ,.raid Duchy every Bummer, just as the
present Clarina ?-.?. s to Denmark. The Cg ir
i.o.Hint ii place at Jugentaelm, half way between
f.i lt aid H.-rd. Ile rg. and the ('/.arina the
I'astle of Hdllgenberg, Which she gave to her
brother, Prince Alexander of Hesse.
Blr IPd.-rt Moiler became almost a family friend
of the im*.. rial Russians lt was probably at Utis
slan Instigation that in lsT'i-'Td be sent t.< the French
Government confidential information given him by
th.- Empress Frederick, then crown Princess, about
the movements of th.- German Army. When this
transpired sir, yeera ago Prince Bismarck de
manned th- dlsgr. of Sir Robert, who was then
Ambassador to th- ,'ourt of St. Petersburg. Hut
th.- Csar mid tin- yi.n stood bv Sir Robert, and
he held bis position in spite of Bismarck. It was
th" latter who caine out of the UlSSia with loss of
prestige. ________________________ ?*** *-?
SUPPOSE WE HAD WAR.
TUM SWIFT COLUMBIA WOULD SWKI.P
COMMERCE PROM THK SKAS.
ONLY Till: I.li'ANl.v COULD MAKE A LONG
CHASE FOB.' UKI' -HoW SHH MH'.HT
MCAPB 'nu: CRUISER
Whether th.- new cruiser Columbia could catch
th- faateal ocean linera now atloat or not is a
question often discuss.-.i in shipping circles That
she would be aide to ov.-rhaul nearly all ocean
merchant vessels ls admitted, but there are one
or two which lt Is ii question If she could over?
take, im h.-r trial trip the Columbia for four
hours made an attonga of _..M knots an hour.
Thi- was made und' r the most favorable circum?
stances, with (licked coal ani picked firemen,
lt is a rub* that ii man-of-war does not make af
t- rward, in the ordinary course nf her life, as
fast time as on her trial trip. It ls also true that
modern men-of-war hav.* never been called upon
to make phenomenal bursts of speed la the course
ol their cruises, except In cases of pressing emer
I' i" safe to say. however, that the Columbia
will hav.- n sustained sea speed of over 0 knots
i'l CrUlSing tillie. Th" two V.'SSelS Which til
Collin.bia md in hare difficulty In catching ara
the Campania rind tin* I.ueanla. The Campania
has male the highest average hourly speed ever
attained by a vessel in a transatlantic voyage, she
did it this month when she mad"' an average of
_i a knots from Queenstown to New-York. Tbs
highest average speed for one day was made
recently by th.. I.ueanla. which ran ut an
average ..r 22.71 knots f.>r JI hours, jo minutes?a
nautical dav coming west.
lt will h.- seen Rial the Columbia. Lucan!., and
Campania are at lesat worthy rivals In sp.1
The -treater length of the pig Cunsrdera would
Lil Iii (lair favor lr. a heavy BBS way, but that
advantage mtghl 1.n's. t by th.* fact that while
the screws of tlc big Cunardera might be "racing,
the triple screw equipment of the Columbia would
riv- her a greater hold on thc irater. "This."
Chief Constructor Wilson once said of th>* Colum?
bia, "would tell greatly In a chas.- after a liner."
if th.- '.'lumbla were after a transatlantic liner.
.?ti thoughts of capture intent, she would un
doubtedlj be driven for all she was worth even
as th.- Prairie Bell was when?
"Sic- cime tearing along that night.
The oldest boat in the line,
with .1 nigger squat on her safety valve
And her furnace crammed arith rosin and pin.*.'
Th. n she might make her 22 knots or. If the
Breather were favorable, come up to her trial
sp,-, d. 1:1: th.- Campania and the Lucanla would
.'-? I"- li tiing" and making the best time the)
Now suppose there was war between Eng*
'ml ami America, and ihe Coliim'.ia was looking
? ..f tie- two hi--' ships, whl- h. under those
? .1 umstan. 1 w .ni I bi elthi r m use as 11 insports
rans 'mo light-armed commerce des
troyem th.-rnselvi A -'.atp outlook would be
kept from the crow'-, nest for the swift and terri?
ll,- ('..lumbla. As h.r four smokestacks would
mr riot- readily llstlngutshable than an
ot iiiiar*. ship, -;..- 1 ...iM h. - for 1 .?? 1
- under or
? ? tin-stances, or say approximate!* eigh?
th, most :.,. ? . ? ,
Tte Columbia would also recognise the Cunardei
?md the race would begin, lt' the Columbia made
tie- tree ihe linnie on h.-r trial ran- of JJ si kr:..'-.
and tl 1 made the best time she ever
made .1' .'.'il knot^ an hour the Cob.iiihin would
I on th>- l.u. raia ii the md of an
hour "7 .a ,-i knot, hut th- Lucanla has the ad?
vantage of an eighteen-mile stan. Eighteen miles
11 equal to ai".ut 152-3 knots Th" fraction ls .1
trifle larger, but .-:( l? near enough tor practical
ourpoaee. .Vow if the Columbia gains .".' of a
knot in ..ne hour it won; 1 take h.-r a utile over
niue days io overtake the Lucanla. In that time
the Lucanla could easily make a British fort I tied
port, no 111.tr. t- where thi elms, should take
I'... England has a .hain of fortifications around
In th, 1 .is., of the Campania, taking her beal
. ? spi-ed for ii transatlantic voyage ..f ji j*
th '' danit la would ha\.- a difference lu h.-r
1 ivor of 1 51 knol ? I. she r lined 1 ! knots aa
on the Cami mia, ll would tak-- her to over?
come the 152-3 knot- which the Campania han
thi tart, sIkjuI IO 1 tura and 25 minutes, lt w >ul<l
is If the I.ueanla were ti.nlj
sri li h the 1 '.limul.la could not catch. In :l
long ii . such iis the Columbia would
the Lucanla hi ?? mid nol probablj
gel within 1 ? ingi until days enough had
I !'u 'ie Cunardei to make a pori or for
given up. in tl ?? case of the ' 'ant*
panta a nun from the Columbia would probably
shorten the chase, gay the Columbia In cha ,
the Lin mia opened lire on her al Ave knots
hi ? ihe would have 10 2-3 knots to
overcome before s1..- could lil-, and that WOUld
take her over six days,
) rsExcs mir hero
I"rom Th" 1.1 1 1 ai Dally N'eSra
>th?r nam.r Carls correspondent says, is
added to c..- ii-t ..f bo) her...-- 0f th- French wars
bj the -hath if a drummer boy at th.- siege ol
M i'll.-ia;.- a hundred years ago. The circum
1. overlooked at ii;.- time, were brough)
? -ii hist orin ns ol' th.. French Revo?
lution S-. -iii ..i- Rtroh, as lt is also si.elt. was a
rteen In the Kt. neb Royal Swedish
? til I' was 011 October !"?. IT1'. The Army of
ih.- Convention had undertaken to ins.- the siegi
? r Maui, ni-- bj th.- Ansi ri,:i-. and Strauh's regt
ha.l 1..-.-ii sent to occupy tin- village ???
i- . ' t- llegurdlesi of danger, th.- young drum
dipped itu.-,n;h th- lines ..r Austrian skirmish?
ers hy hedges ..nd ditches, ami reached the centre
of th.- vin ,i.e. where he proeet l-l to perform on
his drum a rattling call io antis. Th.- . m mr .
bellevlm til ' 'i'e French had occupied the village,
1 treated in disorder. This enable,! tin- French to
gel up 0, ?? ?? '.1-1 houses "f the village. By this
:' ? Austrians had discovered how they had
1 1 with, and wei-.- in no humor to forgive
ii- author ol their lefeal Htrauh run for hi
in.-, om ion lat,-. Burrounded in front of tba
by Hungarian Grenadiers h.- i'.u. having
: ;.ot down neveral ot' ins assailants, a
isanl hidden ni a lofl had witnessed the whole
(tome years later In the th.- army he met
Strauh's brothers, w h.. w.t.- aware that ihe drum
ni 1 hoy h el been killed, hail were Ignorant of
tin- circumstances of ins .hath until th.- peasant
i-.i,: them. In IS37, In opening the ground In front
if the Church of Dourlers, a hoy's skeleton waa
round among the bodies of seven Hungarian Grena?
diers. Thus iii.- peasant'i story, which lt appeared
Impossible to authenticate, received s confirma?
MVXQAEIAK EAl LEO AD TICEETS.
From Tie- London Dally News.
The railway marks Invented bv the Hungarian
ter. 1 >r, Luk 1; . will be adopted by all Mun?
gan ni railways on December 1 next For the
future no traveller on Hungarian railways will be
troubled !-. stand walting at the ticket office for
his ticket. II*- will h" in a position to make out
1,, ticket for himself. < rn a 1.1.mk card he will
the name Of the station from which h.* takes
his departure, and that of the station to which he
in ins to go, and he will stick .m to the remaining
empt, space ?:: the card as many "railway marks"
..s hil lournej will cost. Thc blank carls will be
Obtainable at all tobacco shops.
TUE story BERAIXED VXFIXIEMRD.
Pron Th.- Dstroll Free Preea
"You may notice," said the Congressman to a
Kroup ..r listeners, "thnt I tell rather long stories
sometimes. Well, I can't help lt; I was born that
way, hm sometimes i'm milled up. I was, an oven
lug or two ago, at the Fl.bin Mouse bar. I had a
fri. nd of mine, one of the distinguished and able
members from Kentucky, down there, giving him
a special drink. He was thirsty, too, very thirsty,
an I while I was stirring the drink, for I made lt
na self, I was 1 liing him ii story: blamed Interest?
ing story, too, for 1 never thought aboul th.- drink,
but kept ni lUrrlng lt and telling the story. Hight
wier.- ile nut earn- In, and wh.-n I thought his
whole mind and soul were on my talk, he held up
??.'Say.' he Bald, .-ntlrelv regardless. 'If you're
stirring that drink for m.*. you've stirred lt enough.'
and. l.v .borne." continued the Congressman, "I
laid right down and couldn't tlnlsh my story ut all."
AMOR AM FOMTAQS STAMPS.
I From The London Daily News.
Th" collectors of stamps may like to know that
Ameer Abdur Rahman ha- had three i*sue_ of
sumps When h.* tlrst came to the throne he had
dies struck for two postage stamps, both round 411
stupe and of a dull red ."h.r (me of thege was
valued one abast, or four annus, and the other two
abasia; th.- r.,riu.-r was uaad on fetters weighing 1
one mlskal, or half the weight of a Cabul! rupee
Th.- lait.-r ciirri-d a letter up to two mlskal*. The
Inscription on these stamps ls "Darus Sultaneh
Cabul*' on the margin, and the price ls In the mid- I
di- Three ?.-ats ago a small black oblon*" stami
about an Inch long, valued at one abasl, was Issued.
This was merely inscribed "Mssul ha-ga- Daft
Khana I)owlat-l-Afghanlstan rt mlskal ek abasl.
This has now been superseded by a much larger
red oblong stamp, which bears the same words,
bat baa la addition a mosque aad twa nags.
PROGRAMME FOI. THK WEEK-NEWS AND
The musical programme for the week h.ginning
to-lay is ars follows:
Sunday- First concert at the Metropolitan Opera
House, under the direction of Anton Seldl. Dam
r sch Popular Concert at the Music Hall.
Monday?Metropolitan opera House. Utmo. Melba
in "Lucia di Lammermoor." Irving rial ll Thea tia,
rereacsy <'ompany In "Der Vogeihaendler."
Tuesday-Third Sllvinskl concert. Madison Square
Garden Hall, at 8. Mendelssohn Glee Club con?
Wednesday-Metropolitan Opera House. "Hamlet.*"
Thursday-Public rehearsal of Harlem Philhar?
monic Society, afternoon; fourth Sllvinskl con?
cert, at s, Rubinstein Club at the Music Hall.
Friday-Public rehearsal. Symphony Society, after?
noon, at the Music Hal!. Concert of the Harlem
Philharmonic Society. "Romeo and juliet" at the
Metropolitan Opera House Chlckertng Hall, con?
cert by Kmitia H. Steiner.
Saturday-Matinee, "Philemon and Hands" and
"Cavalier*! Rnslkana," st the Metropolitan Open
House. Damrosch afternoon Popular, at the
Music Hall. Concert of the Symphony Society,
Music Hall, evening.
The second week of the opera promises to Sa
fully as Interesting as the first. A large share of
the popular curiosity will doubtless centre In tbs
first appearance of Mme. Melba on Monday even?
ing, when the opera will be Donizetti's "Lucia di
Lammermoor." On Wednesday "Hamlet" will en?
able Mr. faasallB to show himself In a role for
which he is already admired In New-York, as hs
has long been In Paris. On Friday one of the two
fine successes of season before last will be re
viv.?!: that ls to say. "Romeo an.l Juliet," with
Mme. Ultima Fames and the brothers De Reszka
The second matinee will bring a repetition of
"Philemon and Banda" and "Cavallerla Hustl
It ls a fact which will be heard with as much
phasure as lt ls recorded that Messrs. Abbey and
Oran hav- pal the musical direction of the pro
Ject.-.l series of Sunda*, evening popular concerts
In the hands of Mr. Seidl. This Insures tar greater
interest In the instrumental features of the pro?
gramme than past experiences justify the publlo
t.i expect from Sunday-night ojieratic concert*
Meanwhile, there is a suggestion of the plane oa
which the vocal parts will BC maintained In the
circumstance that at the tirst concert this evening
the singers will be Mmes. Calve. ArnoMson and
Nordics and M. Plam-on.
The second public rehearsal and concert of ths
Symphony Society will take place at the Musle
Hall next Friday afternoon and evening. The pro?
gramme is as follows Butta for orchestra, Bach;
concerto for pianoforte. Hummel (M. de Parhmann);
overture, "Prometheus Mound.'' G..|.lmark; solos
for pianoforte, chopin (M. de Pachmaan); "Har
. ld" Symphony, BerllOB (viola obltgato, Ottokar
The solo performers at the Damrosch Popular Con?
cert at Music Hall to-night will be Amalia Materna,
soprano; A. MontCgrtffO, tenor, and Richard Pur*
meister, pianist. The program_ae, th- same as that
of yesterday afternoon, ls as fOilOWBI Tart I, coo
cert overture. Cherublnl; concerto in F minor, for
pian., with orchestra, chopin, played by Mr. Bbb**
meiater; "Eliaabeth'e Prayer" (Tnaahaeaser). Mme,
Materna; Interntesso from Leoncavallo's "l Pag
liaccl," and the intermezzo from Delibes's ballet
' N.lila." In Part II the orchestra will play the
'I'.'tiiihaeuser "Pacchanale" (Paris version); the third
act of "Siegfried" will he Kiv.ii, with Mme. Ma?
terna as Prunnlul.le, and Mr. MontegrtCO as Sieg?
Mr. David nispham. un BngUab barytone who haa
been a member of Slr Augustus Harris's company
at the Royal Opera, covent Harden, for several
seasons past, arrived in Kew-Torh on the Lucanla,
and will make his firs' appearance St the Damrosch
popular concerts n-xt Saturday afternoon ar.d Sun?
day night He win sing thr... Cavalier songs, with
male chorus, which are old Jacobite songs arranged
by C. Villiers Stanford. The other lingen at theae
concerts will ba Miss Lillian Hlauvelt. soprano; Mr.
A. IfoategrMEo, tenor, sad Miss Katherine Fleming,
Mme. KordtCB has received the following letter
from Mme. Wagner relative to her participation la
tbs Bayreuth festival next summer:
l.tiz.rn. Sept. 20. 1893.
Dear Mme. Nordic..: Now that all hus been set
tled between the Verwaltungsrath and Mr. Done. I A
want to t di vou how glad 1 am of t!ie prospect of SM
s.ar participation al the neat Postplele in Pay- "?
i-eiuh. 1 un .imi" sin- that arhen you are so ""|
kind as to pt.'are Katlin aili Elsa in German
during the winter, that lhere will be time enough
from beginning of May till midst of .lulv to ren?
der cu quite master of 'he German language,
which of course, i* at Bayreuth a principal thing.
With the greatest confidence I look toward your
ictlvlly ? our stage, dear Mme. Nordics, and with
this assurance and my thanks, 1 semi you the *>x
nresslon ol my kindest regards ''. \\.ViM-R.
i* s xiv usual address is Bayreuth, liavarta
and I would be very glad to boc -. photograph of
yours as Elsa.
The Harlem Philharmonic Society's orchestra
under the direction of Henry T. Fleck, will give
ps tirst public rehearsal and concert on Wednesday
and Thursilav evening of this week.
Mi-s iiii*.. Pevny will sing an air from "l.ury
inthe." and with Signor Campanart, the duet from
?The Plying Dutchman." The orcheatral num?
bers will be Beethoven's Eighth Symphony,
K 'Inh id's suite for strings, s scherso by cesar Cul,
md tba overture to "Ol
A number of enthusiastic orchestral players of
American birth h.iv>* undertaken an interesting
exp) rlmenl In the shat.f an American sym
phony orchestra of slaty-five membera, all of whom
w< re born In th- L'nited states. The leading splrlta
In the ti..*.-! enterprise are membera ..f the best
hands lu the city, which fact augurs well for the
artistic level on which ii is purposed to maintain
the organisation. Mr Sam Pranko is th.* conduc?
tor of the American Symphony Orchestra, and
al-., president ot the leard of Directors, of which'
Charles Kurth ls secreter} and the following
? i- emen ere i embers: Pella F Lelfete, August
Kir.h-r. Emil Knell, Max Naaaauer, Henry P.
Schmitt and curl Hauser.
News Notes?Miss Emms U. Steiner, who com?
poses music and conduits orchestra, will give a
concert of lier own composition, with the help of
an orchestra, al Chlckertng Hall, next Friday
evening. . . . <?n Monday itternoon of next week
Mi-s Amv PSy and Miss Jennie Ditton, helped
bj Hiss Leonora von stos.h and Emilio Agramont*,
will give a concert In Chlckertng Hall . , The
thir.l and fourth Sllvinskl concerts will take
plat ? on Tuesday and Thursday evenings of thia
week. . . . The perencsy Comic "pera Company win
begin a Barlee of operetta performances at the
Irving Place Theatre to-morriw evening when
"D.-r Vogeihaendler" will be performed ny the sing*
tu?- comedians who pica sad -so much in that
operetta last season.
JI QUEER DIVORCE CARE,
THI" MODKHN UMBA OP CIU'ELTT.
The counsel in a recent divorce case, remarkable
even In the annals of the Chicago courts, sought
to defeat the plaintiff's, case on a slender techni?
cality, but fortunately without avail. The mlto.
jvho sought the divorce, was a particularly mild
and obedient person, and the husband had sn In?
genious method of Inflicting cruelty without re?
sorting frefpiently to personal violence. He com?
pelled her after her marriage to send word to her
father and to her uncles and aunts, with whom shs
had lived, that she wished nothing more to da
with them. The letters, which were dictated by him,
and she was compelled to send them, contained In?
sulting and eoateesptuoos capra salons At ths
least sign of a failure to oliey him promptly ths
husband directed his wife to stay In bed for perlode
of from a day to two or three weeks, only allowing
her to rise to prepare his meals or to attend to the
horses. While she was sick he pushed her on one
occasion to the floor, and when she cried he told
her that she could stay In bed a day for every
sob, and counted them until the number of elevea
was reached and then direct..I ber to stay In bed
sis sea days and restricted her to a diet of bread and
Du one occasion he made her stay all night
In the buggy shed, though h>- rave her a revolver
with which she could alarm him If a burglar dis?
turbed her. He took her young nursing baby away
from her and sent lt anray without allow?
ing her to know- where ii wee until a
month or two later, when sh. tinnily re?
volted and began the divorc suit The details
Of the case were mose heart-rending and Chief .ludga
Tilley, before whom the eas* was tried, said that
th? facts show, d a case of .ru-Ity to which la
over forty years of experience al th"* bar and on
the bench he bad never known th.- .-.(ual. The law
in Illinois, however, requires that "extreme and
repeated cruelty" must be shown, and lt has been
held that to constitute that charge there must ho
be more than one act of physical violence shown.
An attempt was made to prevent th- divorce on
th.* ground that thc defendant 'ill not violently
lay his hands upon his wlf>\ except on one occa?
sion, wheti he pushed her to the floor. Judge Tuley,
however, break* away from til. old rules, although
he says the tearing away of the child from the arms
of the mother might bc considered a second
act of personal violence. He holds that there
may be the most extreme cruelty inflicted
on a relined and delicate woman which would not
be cruelty toward a coarse and brutal nature.
"The Chicago Legal News" protests against ths
attempt to follow tn Illinois the antiquated rule
based on the cage a hundred years old that them
must be at least two acts of physical violence.