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THE PHTSBTTEG DISPATOH, STOTDAT, MABOH 31, 1889.
THE CUBANS AT HOME
BeYerly Crump Gives a Description
, of the People of Havana
JLS THEY APPEAR TO AN ADDIEKCE
Hie Eccentricities and Superstitions of the
CUBA AS A PARADISE FOE PEDDLERS
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Havana, Cuba, March S. Although it
Is but ninety miles from American toil to
the walls of the city ef Havana, the homes
and the people,
their cubtoms and
habits, their tastes
are as different
lrom our own as
those of the inhab.
Starts of Japan or
Cuban who comes
to New York is a
surious study, whose oddities are almost
innumerable. He is a born dandy. He
wears jcwciry like a woman, pinches his
Feet into a woman's shoes, wears his shirts
:ut very decollete, dresses his hair with
perfume and keeps his waist in shape with
sorscts. His bony, claw-like finders are
arnamented with rius bearing large
knd high colored gems, and he wears
his finger nails long and trimmed
to a sharp point like those of a
Chinese nobleman. He strikes you
it the first glance as a man all hair, eyes,
Una shirt collar. His countenance is always
Intelligent, and more than often handsome;
his manners are graceful, his treatment of
you most courteous; he is never outdone in
politeness and generosity, and he will vol
unteer a thousand promises which he never
has the slightest idea of fulfilling. Oily
and smooth in making a bargain; oily and
imooth in avoiding his obligations, he never
Soes as he agrees, and invariably expresses
surprise when you intimate that vou ex
pected him to. His talisman is "magana"
to-morrow. He never does to-day "what
an be postponed till then. He is faithful
to the last degree to the ties of kindred, and
patriotism is his strongest trait. His worst
quality is that he does not believe in the
virtue or honor of woman, and suspects the
faith u in ess not only of his own wiie, but of
bis sister and mother.
A3IUSIXG CUBAV TYPES.
The most amusing type of Cuban character
isthe old man, alnays mincin?, fussy, ex
sitable, and with an upward turn of the
nose, and an expression 01 the month which
juggests a disagreeable odor somewhere near
him. Wuen he talks he uses a gesture"
lor every word, and you imagine he is
on the verge of insanity when he is simply
telling what he had for breakfast. You see
him press his folded hands upon his heart;
then stretch them in a pathetic way toward
the person he is addressing; then he extends
his arms as if lie was appealing to the sun,
moon, und all the stan:the next moment his
fingers are living around like the arms of a
undmill, his legs are bent, his knees are
quivering and his whole body is agitated
like a poplar tree in a gale. All this time
he is simply describins how he went to
breakfast from hit. office m a volante, had
an omelette with onion1:, and after that a,
;hicken stew and some bacalao (codfish)
with his ceffce. "When his breakfast was
finished his wife asked him to dd certain
errands down town, and he is now on his
(ray to perform them. This simple story is
related with as much pantomime as the
iverage American would use to describe a
The Cnban feels more national pride in
proportion to what he has to be proud of
man any man on earth. He has the sublime
sgotism to suppose that a want of money, or
l want of knowledge of its resources, alone
prevents everybody on earth from emigrat
ing to Cuba. He sincerely believes that in
;limate, soil, wealth, intelligence, architect
are, enterprise and everything else Havana
leads the world, and is" utterly dUgusted
rhen you talk of going back toNewr York.
He cannot understand how anyone can
leave Cuba, having seen it once. 'He hates
jhaujjes and reiuses to make experiments.
What was good enough for his father as
rood enough lor him; hence Cuba, like all
Spanish American countries, is a hundred
fears behind the age.
It gave him pain to acquire new ideas,
md when compelled to listen to them he
itands with a look of forced resignation, and
.hey have no more effect upon him than
rater on the back of a duck. He reiuses to
lave hardware stores, but buys all his pots
ind kettles and kitchen utensils from a
Deddler who comes to his home. He de
dines to use the wheelbarrow, but carries
iway dirt in a box. He insists that ice
The finest location for building site in the county.
X.OOSI .A.T THE PRICE.
on terms that cannot fail to suit. One per cent per week. That
$1 per week on the balance.
NO TAXES, NO INTEREST.
TJUs is an opportunity you cannot afford to neglect. Everything
arranged for conveniences. Katural Gas. Good Water. Natural
Drainage. Railroad station on the premises. Ten minutes walk to
street car line.
ONLY 15 MINUTES PROM CENTER OP CITY.
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Sharpsburg
water will give "spasms" to those who use
it, because somebody once had a colic from
drinking too much. He saws wood with
the saw on the underside of the log, and al
ways whittles with the blade of the knife
toward him; he sells chocolate at drygoods
stores; brooms and shoes in the same shoD,
and combines ready-made clothing with
jewelry. He thinks cool fresh air is poison
ous, and sits in the dew until he could
wring water out of his coat. But with all
these peculiarities, he is never bored and
never grumbles. The fatality which hangs
over his life permeates every daily incident.
He accepts things as they are always.
Therefore, there are no Cuban inventions.
He lias no reed of a patent office, and re
gards all Yankee improvements as objec
tionable inventions. Once in a while, how
ever, a discovery is made that there is wrae
thing better than he is using, his prejudices
suddenly collapse, and he has a panic to get
the new idea before his neighbors. He ap
preciates the telephone, but refuses to plow
with anything but a crooked stick. But the
funniest of all is that he carries with him in
all the changes he makes the conviction that
he is the discoverer and originator of them.
He believes that a Cuban discovered the
power of steam, invented the locomotive and
the printing press, and expresses a pro
found surprise that these novelties are in use
LABOK A DISGRACE.
One never sees a Cuban gentleman carry
ing a bundle or package of any sort. To be
seen going to the depot "vith his own carpet
bag would disgrace him lorcver. You can
not check your baggage in Cuba. The sta
tion agent gives you a receipt for your
trunk and pastes a duplicate upon one end
of it as in Europe. Your railroad ticket is
in duplicate also, one being taken up when
you get into the train and the other when
you get out at your distination. Before the
train starts a Chinaman goes up and down
the platform rinsing a large hand-bell,
which means "all aboard."
- The Cuban policeman is a superanuated
fellow, who carries a lance and a lantern,
and goes to sleep in the doorway. He is
called a "sereno." Then there is the.
"guardia civil," a sort of gen d'arrae, who
is found in the cafes, at the theater, and
everywhere. The "sereno" is supposed to
be on the lookout for thieves and fires, while
the duty of the "guardia civil" is to keep
the peace and arrest disorderly persons.
The press and the theater are under con
trol ot a censor; the former in order that
nothing may be printed to inform the peo
ple that Cuba is not the happiest, most
peaceful and best governed land in the
world, and the. latter no one knows why.
At every theater, or opera, or bullfight
there is a "president" who represents the
censor, and acts as manager of the perform
ance. He selects the plays and watches the
performance from a conspicuous box, in
which he has a hand bell. He decides when
an encore can be responded to, and woe be
to the actress who appears until he rings his
bell. There are always two prompters on
the stage, a woman for the female" charac
ters and a man for the male. They call out
so loudly that the stranger is puzzled to
know if the mysterious echo is not a part of
the performance. The censor does not care
how nasty a piece is, so long as it does not
contain treasonable sentiments.
Shops are never advertised under the
owner's name, but have a poetic signboard.
Thevare known as "The Paradise," "The
Pearl of Cuba," "The Resort of Nvmphs,"
"The "White Elephant," "The Bounding
Deer," "The Golden Garter," "La Norma,"
"The Sea Foam" and by similar names.
The peddler finds Cnba a paradise. He
goes around with a big tray on his head, or
a string of mules with the halter of one tied
to the crupper of another, and makes the
most hideous noises ever heard out of Bed
lam. The greatest pest in Havana, and in
fact everwhere in Cuba, is the peddler of
lottery tickets. The streets swarm with
men, women and children with tickets for
the next drawing. They are the first people
vou see on the docks as you arrive, and their
unearthly cries are the last you hear before
falling asleep to dream that the buzzing
mosquitos are old women to sell you a
chance to win your fortune.
The Cuban home surrounds a courtyard
or patio, and has one entrance through
which everything comes and goes the
horses and carriages, the drayman who
brings the furniture or baggage, the char
coal peddler, the garbage collector, the
young mau who is engaged to Mercedes, the
neighbor who comes to pay a visit, and the
children who go to the church schools. It
has great doors like those of a prison, and a
key as big as a gridiron. The parlor is a
great, high, airy, damp room, with no car
pets, table covers, curtains or "upholstery
whatever. The floors are bare tiles, and the
furniture consists of a strip ol carpet or
narrow rug stretched across the room, with
a row ot cane-seated chairs on either side.
The men sit in one row, and the women in
the other. For a man to cross that rug and
seat himsell beside a lady would be as gross
an act of discourtesy as to lead your horse
into tbe dining room of a New York man
sion. The windows are large, and reach
from the ceiling to the sidewalk. During
the day they are open, and the senoras lean
against the iron gratings that protect them
and smoke cigarettes as they gossip with
neighbors passing by. At night these win
dows are closed with shutters as heavy and
solid as the doors of a dungeon.
CHOOSE AS FEIENDS
Those Persons Whose Society WiL
Be a Mutual Improvement.
THE INFLUENCE OP ASSOCIATES
On the Character as Described by the
Key. George Hodges.
BEST FRIENDS FOR S0IS AND GIRLS
rWKITTXH TOR TOE DISrtTCH.1
E make friends, but
our friends make us.
It will always be de
bated, whether the
over character comes
from heredity or
from our forefathers
or from" our friends.
It is certain that our
friends have a good deal to do with it.
The Spaniards have an ingenious proverb
to the effect that "he who lives with wolves
will learn to howl." This is Tery much
the same truth which Si. Paul put in a
more sober fashion when he affirms that
"evil communications corrupt good man
ners." The two maxims are alike in putting
the emphasis upon evil influences. Be
cause it is one of the mysterious conditions
of life upon this planet that evil influences
are very often stronger than good.
Most unfortunately, it is not health
which is contagious, but disease. Flowers
and corn do not grow of themselves in peo
ple's gardens; it is weeds which do that. It
requires no effort to go down you have only
to let yourself go. But to go up whether
we speak of a mountain, or of a river, or of
a reputation, a fortune, a position, a char
acter to go up takes work.
ETIL IS EAST.
Perhaps we touch just, here, in this word
"work" the secret of the strength of evil in
fluences. Evil is easy. It tempt3 us, be
cause it is so easy. For that sentence is
true which President Garfield remembered
out of an essay or Emerson's: "Everyman
is as lazy as he dares to be." Temptation,
if vou think about it, does not often come in
this form: "Do this difficult thing." It
almost always arrives from just tbe opposite,
quarter of the moral compass: "Here, do
this; it is so easy.'
This is a test of friendship. Put no con
fidence in friends who do not work, and who
do not inspire and encourage in you a de
sire to achieve the difficult. Try all easy
friendships, which give nothing and de
mand nothing, and see if you do not dis
cover some clement of evil in them.
Be suspicious of what is easy. Do your
friends make you workful? Do they make
you better? Do they make you look up? Do
yon, go away out of their presence wiser and
stronger? Does your conversation with them
call out what is worthiest in you? D. they
make you follow closer after your best
It they do not, if they demand nothing that
is good of you except your time, then by all
means be rid of them. Ho earnest person,
in these busy days, has any space in his life
tor unprofitable friends. They are of the
kind which corrupt good manners.
I do not speak now of bad companions.
If you cannot preach your own sermon on
that subject, it will do no good for me to
preach it for you. I do not speak of those
whose influence is confessedly evil, who
have irreverent and unclean lips, and minds
empty of all things excellent, whose evil
lives are lived in everybody's sight. You
know what will befall you if you consort
with such as these. Tbe pitch will certainly
You have to be very strong indeed to be able
to grasp the hand of one who is running down
a hill, and not be pulled along with him.
You cannot live with wolves without learn
ing to howl. Everybody knows that.
"Whoever falls into this trap is snared with
his eyes open. There is only one condition
upon which you have a right to make a
companion of one who is distinctly your in
ferior. And that is the definite and per
sistent purpose to uplift him. And we need
to be careful about this dangerous matter,
not to undertake tasks which are beyond
TWO GOOD RULES.
If we may set down "Improve yourself,"
as one rule of good ' friendship; and "Im
prove your friend, "as another rule; we may
find a third here: "Choose improving
friends." Strive to get into the company of
your betters. Among the blind the man
who ba one eye is king.
But he would be a foolish and conceited
person who should choose to rule among the
blind, and pnt himself for the sake of that
from the wise company of the clear-sighted.
He would be like him who thought it "bet
ter to reign in hell than serve in heaven."
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there was at least this wisdom and goodness
about every one of them; that they chose
for themselves the very best society in the
whole world. They preferred that, with all
its hard conditions of dislike and danger, to
any easier and lesser company.
4 A BOY'S BEST FRIEND.
The best friends which young boys and
girls can have are their father and mother.
Some young boys and girls in these days
do not seem to believe that, but it is true,
nevertheless. That is the ideal family
where the sons and daughters account their
mother and father as their friends. There
they resort for sympathy, there they go for
counsel, there they hurry with their confi
dence. I am afraid that where this is not
true of any family it is the father's and the
Choose inspiring friends. Seek the so
ciety of those who inspire and uplift you.
Choose those whose good example it will do
you good to follow. For when you choose
your friends, you choose your future.
Beautiful Engraving Free.
"Will They Consent?" is a magnifi
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This elegant engraving represents a young
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BELIEF IN MIRACLES
Proven to be Neither Unscientific Nor
IN HARMONY WITH GOD'S LAWS.
Gail Hamilton Shows How Weak is the
Skeptic's Logic, and Defends
THE TRUTHS TAUGHT IN- THE BIBLE
rwBrrrmr for tub dispjltch.j
ND miracles do not
happen." " '
Thii is the culmi
nating point of in-
7v5r teiieciuai revoiv
" L intellectual illumina
tion in theology as
Ward understands theology. What is mira
cle? It is a question she does not atk.
Concerning the nature of miracle she be
trays neither knowledge nor curiosity. She
does not for a moment consider it, orsuspect
that there is anything to be considered. She
proceeds on the assumption that miracles
are a violation of the laws of nature. This
may be or may have been the popular as
sumption, but the agnostic is supposed to
tower above popular assumption into the
realms of personal thought. As a thinker
she ought at least to be familiar with the
work of thinkers, and such familiarity
would show her that in no science has more
rapid and real advance been made than in
Yet many a man, who prides himself on
being superior to popular superstition and
above the domain of authority, will' discuss
theolocy exactly as if the theological world
had been at a standstill for a hundred years.
There are men in this country to-day whose
reputation for original researbh, for liberal
views, for eloquent theological revolution
ism rests chiefly on their skill in ridiculing
discarded theories. Of the advanced posi
tions of theology, they exhibit a profound
ignorance. God changes not, but our
knowledge of Him changes. An unchang
ing -theology would be but the dead idola
try of a moribund faith. Science does not
drive theology from its positions. It clears
the path and opens the gate by which the
ology rushes on radiant to new possessions
and new triumphs.
MIRACLES NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
With the wider snd higher views that
theology shares with and learns from nil
other sciences, theologians see that miracle
is not the violation ot law, but the action of
law. Miracle is not even a deviation from
known law. All apparent deviation is con
sidered to be caused by the action of un
known law upon known law. Luther ap
prehended and illustrated this truth with
equal clearness and beauty.
"I have recently witnessed two miracles,"
he wrote to his friend. "This is the first:
As I was at my window, I saw the stars and
the sky and that vast and magnificent firma
ment in which the Lord has placed them.
I could nowhere discover the columns on
which the Master has supported this im
mense vault, and yet the heavens did not
fall. And here is the second: I beheld
thick clouds hanging above us like a vast
sea. I could neither perceive ground on
which they reposed, nor cords by which
thev were suspended; and yet they did not
fall" upon us, but saluted us rapidly and
The wont of science is not to deny the ap
pearance of the deviation, but to account tor
it. When Neptune wabbled the astrono
mers did not indolently content themselves
with laying it to the bad telescopes or the
shimmering atmosphere or the deluded ob
servers. They put up their lenses and dis
GOD'S OWN REVELATIONS.
Rejecting the Bible as competent testi
mony, Mrs. Ward appeals to something else.
"In the unbroken sequences of nature in
the long history of man there lies the reve
lation of God." Very true. The founders
of Andover Theological Seminary estab
lished their school ot the prophets on that
basis. What now does this revelation tes
tify? "I find," admits the demented docu
mentarian, "in the age which saw the birth
of Christianity, as in so many other ages, a
universal preconception in favor of miracle
governing the work of all men of all
schools. The air teems with miracles. The
East is full of Messiahs!"
If there is any meaning to words it would
seem then that the Revelation of God in the
lone history of man, outside the Bible, is a
perfect confirmation and counterpart of the
Bevelation of God in the New Testament.
But no; says Mrs. Ward. Quite the con
trary. Here is the syllogism: God reveals His
way in the long history of man. The long
history of man testifies to a universal pre
conception in favor of miracle and the
ZA . T La
Bible testifies to the occurrence of miracles.
Therefore there are no miracles!
That is, to put it a little differently:
God reveals himself in human history.
If 30 years of research into human record
discloses a universal belief in and expecta
tion of miracle, and if 1,800 vears of experi
ence reveals a belief in miracfeaccomplished,
it is a proof that miracle is impossible.
Such is the logic of the new religion. Then
the Bevelation ot God in the long history of
man is a stupendous lie. Whatever may
be the truth of the Bible, the Bevelation of
God in the long history nf man has been a
delusion and a snare. It shows that poor
humanity may have a universal pre-concep-tion,
with no truth to correspond; that
UNIVERSAL HUMAN INSTINCTS
may be guided by culture and wrought into
philosophy by all men of all schools, and
yet signify nothing and come to nothing.
The revelation of God in the long history ot
man is but a mockery, if there is no such
thingas miracle. Tosaythatmiraclescannot
happen, which is the practical equivalent of
Mrs. Ward's conclusion, that miracles do
not happen, is to say that all the laws ofna
ture and of God are known to man. To say
that miracles could not have a'ttended the
advent ot Christ is to say that all the laws
of all the universes were known to the Jews
in Judea eighteen hundred years ago.
If God was in Christ, reconciling the
world to Himself, the long history of man
becomes logical. Everything is not ex
plained, but everything is set in the line of
explicability and marches in stately proces
sion toward a rational andloftysolution. If
God was in Christ .the impossible becomes
not only possible, but natural and orderly.
If God was in Christ, and if by Him, He
made the worlds, Christ must have Known
all the possibilities and potencies of matter;
He must have ktiown the worlds He made.
All that science has ever discovered, or will
ever discover, He, the Maker, knew. What
ever force of service, of healing, was in plant
or mineral, in simple or compound, Christ
knew. Hidden from the world then, hidden
from the world now, Christ, if He made the
world, knew it all. The constitution of
light and heat and sound was familiar to
him. Every source of disease, every mode
of cure in the materia medica was familiar to
Him because they all harmonized with the
principles on which He had constructed the
SCIENCE VERSUS SKEPTICISM.
Science has hurried but slowly, creeping,
fighting as she crept for right of way, yet
looking back we see that she has made
great strides, and they are all in the direc
tion of the world of spirit She has ad
vanced always in the direction of lightening
the clog ot matter. From the clumsiest of
wood and coal and iron she has released the
refinements of oil and gas; for human labor
the machinery of unwearying iron fingers,
conquering thus time and toil and space.
The mocking and mysterious electricity, a
sphinx subtle and dangerous, is not perhaps
subdued, but mocks no longer; is very far
from being even wholly understood, but is
already trained to service, is compelled to
submit to investigation; while the compell
ing mind has darted even beyond electricity
and conjectured the elusive ether.
If God was in Christ and by Christ made
the worlds, Christ must have known the
worlds he made, in their ultimate constitu
tion, in their remotest possibilities. If he
sometimes used that knowledge in ways un
known to Judea, it was no miracle to Him.
It was no contravention of the laws of na
ture, but only an application of laws which
the world had not yet discovered. If Jesus
had chosen to flash his words from Southern
Judea to Northern Galilee on the light
ning's wing, it would have been a miracle.
We flash our words around the earth and it
is no miraole. Knowledge has withered
the miracle. It is now but a natural pro
cess, a utilization of the earth's forces. But
the same forces were in the earth then,
lacking only the mastermind to wield them.
If God was'in Christ, the master mind was
A FEW MODERN -WONDERS.
In confirmation of this view it may be
observed that the miracles of Christ are gen
erally, if slightly, attached to nature.
Sometimes it is only, the will of man that is
concerned. Often the miracle is built up,
as it were, on the material world, is we may
say, but a step beyond our reach. If we
take, for example, the first miracle which
Jesus wrought in Cana of Galilee, we can
see how, instead of being inconceivable, it
is conceivably credible and scientific. Xet
me not be misunderstood. I give it simply
by way of illustration and suggestion, not
by way of proof. Nor is the illustration or
tbe science mine only the application.
To Zebedee the electric car would have
been as impossible as to us molecular dis
turbance. Two weeks before the ocean
cable was firmly laid science printed elab
orate and incontrovertible arguments show
ing that the constitution of water must for
bid the transmission of electricity for any
long distance. Christ never pretended any
miracle more absurd to all but the credu
lous than to hear a man talking 100 miles
if God was in Christ, if Christ was God
manifest in the flesh, miracles were
not only conceivable but natural, ' or
derly, to be expected. It all depends upon
the fact and truth of the incarnation; it is
whether Jesus Christ was at the head of the
list of Socrates, Cato, Lorenzo. Howard,
Franklin and Mr. Bergh; or whether he
was the Son of the Living God. ,
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WE OFFER THIS WEEK:
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Medium Ingrains so to 40c per yard
Finelngrains 0 to 63c peryard
Hemp Carpets 17 to 28c per yard
Good Brussels 63 to 90c peryard
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Body Brussels l 00 to $1 30per yd "
Lace Curtains 60c. 75 and $1 per pair - .
Laco Curtains $1 50, J2, 82 fiOperpair ,
Lace Curtains S3 to $30 per pair
Wilton and Velvet Carpets at the lowait
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ANY AND ANTIQUE OAK SUITS,
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