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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 1!7.
ONE STEP AT A TIMK.
As I sat alone in the gloaming,
Toil-worn with the care of the day,
And mused on the untrodden future,
That stretches so far away,
My brain it grew faint with the vision,
And my heart with foreboding stood
Lest my strength should fail on the
Ere my feet touched it uttermost
And my timorous soul was aweary,
And sileuced the voice of my song,
As I cried, like a child in the darkuess,
"() Father, the way is so long
The mountains are steep, and the val
But barren and verdureless plains,
I shall sink by the wayside, my Father,
Overborne by the struggles and
Then out from the silence and darkness,
The voice of my Father I hear:
"O cease, weary one, thy complaining,
Look upward, and be of good cheer.
Shrink not from the journey before
Nor shudder at trials to be,
One step at a time is the measure
Thy Father requireth of thee." '
So now I have learned my lesson,
And brighter tbe pathway appears;
I darken, no more, the to-morrow
With forecasts of sorrow and tears.
I know that my Father Is guiding
My feet to s tilorlous clime,
Ana sweetly I'll finish the Journey
l$v only one step at a time.
Mas. Eva W. M alone.
The Ministry of Joy.
Joy is, In fact, the normal inherit
ance of every sou of God, and sor
row is but a means of education and
growth. lIt is a great, solemn
thing- to be happy," says Bishop
Brooks, "when all happiness means
a loving God. We think of sorrow
only as serious and deep. We go
tinkling the bells that ought to ring
with litanies." For happiness is the
inevitable fruit of faith. The great
humorists have all been serious
men; for humor must pity against a
background of serious thought. In
like manner happiness is possible to
those alone who have looked the
sorrows of life in the face, and mas
tered them by accepting them. To
all who know that God is In his
world, joy Is not only a privilege, it
ials-a duty : for joy breeds Joy,
Mui a happy face on a dark path is
Che- best evidence to those who look
upon it that there is sunshine be
TOO SIAUT AM) SLY.
A meflwreholy woman lay
In stekneffson her bed,
And i't a fitint and broken voice
To her sad husband said:
"Dear David, when my earthly form
Has turned to lifeless clay,
O wait a4Hl weep a, little while
Nor throw yourself away.
"I know a woman kind and true,
On wlwm you may depend ;
O marry Arabella Jones
She is my dearest friend."
"Yes, Hattie, I have much desired
To talk of this before
For Arabella Jones and I
Have talked the matter o'er."
"Then you and Arabella Jones
Have been too smart and sly:
I tell you David Wilkinson,
I'm not a-goln' to die!"
Her dark eyes (lashed, her strength re
turned She left her bed of pain ;
A week had hardly passed away
When she was well again.
' Xntx of Fashion.
The prfneesse gown will be much
seMi during the coming winier.
Owls are a fashionable trimming
for sailors and toques this winter.
Home-knit stockings are said to
be correct for cycling and golf.
Velveteen for Russian blouses and
for whole gowns as well as mantles,
has become very popular.
Stockings with whit or colored
spots are fashionable. The gay
plaid c-ims are very popular.
Plain black sat'ii skirts to wear
with fa-ncy wrtists had better be
turned into petticoats or dress lin
ings, as their palmy days are past.
Moire silk or moire poplin especi
ally the latter is now at the top
notch of favor, when a black skirt is
allowable at all, but farsighted folks
who have the fashion instinct are
buying separate skirts very ginger
ly, and whole suits with jackets and
silk waists to correspond, without
Continues for the Horn Show. ''
Costumes for the horse and flower
shows are now nearly all completed,
and among them we find the most
advanced of all the leading styles,
for the gowns, coats and hats worn
at these functions really set the
fash km. Until the horse show is
over on? is always in doubt as to
what will finally be settled upon.
To txgin with mantles, coats and
furs, there is a long wrap made with
a yoke, square or pointed. This is
usually of fur, though in two cases
it was of rich black velvet, thickly
beaded in a superp desigu. The rest
of the garment is laid in deep folds
from the yoke nearly to the bottom
of the gown, all hanging loose from
the figure except the center of the
back, where it is shaped and fitted
under the plaits. The high storm
eellav is of fur, plush or velvet, like
the yoke. The sleeves are large
eoat shape, with deep culls. The
material in the coat varies. In some
cases It I of dark brocaded silk, iu
others camel's hair, black or colored.
It is also made iu the basket weave
stutfs, and, in short, in almost any
of the fine woollen goods, with a
distinct preference toward brocades,
for there are some beautiful wool
brocades. These coats are richly
s Empire coats were also seeu. One
of the prettiest had a hollow plait in
the back, with a, yoke and ends ex
tending down the plaits of the most
exquisite black silk passementetie,
studded with fine cut jet beads.
The coat was of roval purple and
black ribbed velours. The storm
collar was covered with Alaska
sable. Around the bottom of the
coat was a wid band of black velvet
applied to the bias, with black satin
piping cord at each edze. The
sleeves were the modified gigot.
Down the two front plaits was n
line of the passementeries, reaching
to the bottom. The yoke was deep
er than at the back.
There are several Russian blouses
with the skirt part left outside be
low the belt. These skirts are
finished off to match the trimming
placed elsewhere upon the blouse.
These blouses are for street wear for
the young women, and are worn
over an undervest of chamois.
There was one with a drooping
collar of astrakhan. All the rest
was dark green cloth the whole
waist, the belt and upper part of the
sleeves being overlaid with black
satin milliner's folds. The skirt to
this blouse was eight inches deep
and bound and bordered with the
black satin. To go with this blouse.
which, by the way, matched the
skirt, there was a muff of astrakhan,
the centre part made traig.'xt, while
at the ends there was a deep,
doubled ruffle made of the same
rich fur. The hat was of black felt,
with narrow shirrlngs of black satin
put on like spokes to a wheel from
the centre oi trie crown to tne mum.
It is to be worn tipped sharply to
the left side, and on the brim is a
line of pale pink velvet rosettes, and
above that is an enormous tuft of
black ostrich plumes falling in every
There was a beautiful tailor gown
for a young married lady in gray
and cadet blue stripes. The skirt
was seven gored and four yards
around, but made to set out well by
the judicious application of feather
bone. The coat was cut round at
the waist and an eight-inch skirt
set to It with a piping, and some
what sprung all around. The collar
was a high dog band, with a. little
outstanding collar like the edge of a
dish. Across the front of the basque
was a row of eight hussar loops and
breloques In gold, The sleeves were
braided,, and two rows of the same
went around the bottom of the
basque and the skirt sewed on flatl
This braiding and hussar garniture
are seen. on very many of the finest
There was a beautiful Paris coat
brought here last week expressly for
the horse show. It was of corded
silk, heavy and thick, and of a deep
dark blue. The wast part was cut,
like so many of the newest ones.
with the fronts in short but well de
fined tabs. The rest, all back of the
dart, was cut away tn bolero fashion
over a very wide belt of rich black
satin. Below this in the baqk was
a little plaited . postilion. The
sleeves, collar.and centre, were-em
broidered in heavy silk, with a few
very fine jet beads. The collar was
of the Lafayette shape, but wide
and staid firmly by featherbone,and
this was, like the deep revers, made
of thick white satin, with a triple
shirring of white silk muslin three
inches wide. The full vest was of
shirred silk muslin over the satin.
St. Louis Republic.
There are no lives unfinished, incom
God gives each man at birth some work
Some precious stone of strange, pris
To carve and polish, till it shall be meet
To place within ills tempie, sua ana
Ere that be done the soul may not pass
The door to grander worlds, to aim
To widVr lite with love's sweet joys re
And if the working time be short, and
With its dear human ties be hard to
He sire that God, whose thought hath
given thee birth.
Still holds for thee the best thou canst
lie sure the soul in passing through
Though losing much, gains infinitely
Mabelle P. Clapp in the Christian
The Modern Walts.
Once a year the dancing masters
meet in national convention and
solemnly decide how we shall dance
Then thev iro back to thel respec
tive academies and spread the edict
with much serious intention. But
the dancinir public, sad to relate.
goes on dancing just as the whim of
the hour dictates, ana pays scant at
tention to the official utterances of
At the recent gathering in Boston
the dancinir masters paid their re
spects to the waltz. Few will deny
that the waltz needed something of
the sort. As you see it performed
now in public places it is fearfully
and wonderfully executed. Not
long ago I was one of the spectators
at the retrular weekly hop in a sea
shore hotel. A nice gray haired old
ladv. who confided to me that she
"had not been in a ballroom before
for a dozen years, rurnlshed me
with a new standpoint from which
to view the modern dance.
"What are they doing now, pray?
Waltz! hit! I never should, have
suspected it. If they were not ladies
and gentlemen. I might have
thouzht they were wrestling."
It was rather a severe criticism,
but I could almost agree with her
Her description of the waltz of to
dav was more accurate, as far as it
applied to the American variety
than that of Lady Ancaster, who
stirred up fashionable London folks
bv telling them that the waltz as
they danced it had degenerated to
Scions of English nobility may
romp when they waltz, but over
here we certainly do not do any
thing that could be described in that
mauner. We may wrestle, jump
hop, slide, contort, but we do not
romp. There is fun in a romp. - Our
'uecadent waltz does not suggest lhat
the waltzers are enjoving them
selves. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, the
poetess of passion, once wrote a
poem in which she spoko of a couple
of waltzers as "drifting down the
hall together." But that was several
years ago. Couples do not drift
nowadays, or if they do It Is down a
very choppy stream.
"Affectatiou is the trouble which is
at the bottom of bad waltzing,"
says President M. B. Gilbert of the
American Society of Dancing Mas
ters. "People seem to have got the
idea that it is unfashionable to be
graceful. At nearly all dances now
you will see young mn holding
their partners' right hands up un
der their left ears. Now such a
style as that was never taught in
any dancing academy in the coun
try. It is a position affected
through mistaken idea that it is the
way fashionable people waltz.
TO A FRIEND.
Thou art a part of life to me,
Sweet friend of mine:
Love's faithful trust I give thee,
ray neart is thine i
I met thee, dear, and loved thee well,
Fair guided soul!
And will, while life its woes shall tell
With ceaseless roll.
With aching breast I've gone to thee,
Ana Knew tny neart
Would calmly soothe and bide with me,
So true thou art!
And when afar to love's abode
Our souls shall flv
Together may we tread that road,
J list thou ana 1.
Trainlns the Child.
There are indeed certain qualities
which we would all like our children
to possess honesty, courage, truth
fulness, discretion, and so forth; but
there is no one method by which
these qualities may be implanted in
all breasts. Besides, so great a gulf
lies between the ideas of the adult
and those of the child that advice
given in all good faith may have the
most surprising results. You ad
vise your timid boy to be brave, and
witti tne intention or obeying you he
so overcomes his natural terrors as
to climb the highest tree in the
neighborhood or venture out in a
leaky boat, or you bid him be truth
ful, and he brings you stories of
school room and nursery, with over
heard bits of kitchen gossip, till you
think he is growing into a sneak
and a telltale. Then you impress
on him the duty of loyal silence, of
reticence concerning other people s
affairs, with the result that he lies
through thick and thin, bears un
deserved accusations and even un
deserved beatings, to save a friend
or even, a servant from the con
tor the child is an extremist in all
things. He knows black and white,
but his moral color sense takes no
cognizance of gray or those limita
tions ana compromises by wnicn we
guard our virtues and seek to save
ourselves from "the defects of our
qualities." It is not 6trange if, be
wildered at being rebuked for
everything he'does, he gives up try-
1 A- I 1 1 fM J ,
nig to ie --gooa ana is mereiy
natural, which Indeed, may produce
quite as satisfactory results. Hos
Rest in Change.
The next best thing to taking a
summer or winter trip is to change
tne aspect or one s Home twice a
year, such change does not imply
a domestic upheaval involving
great work, family discomfort and
general wretchedness for a week or
more. It simply means what any
woman can accomplish witli ease,
taste and tactfulness, suppllmented
by ordinary "general cleaning day"
effort on part of the housemaid or
maid of all work.
No woman who has not tried it
can conceive of the rest and pleas
ure resulting from sucn changes.
Monotony is deadly to bodily add
mental health, possibly to spiritual
well being also. A change of
environments, even if to others less
attractive, is beneficial simply be
cause it is a change. Woman's
Whisk I! room a Dishwashers.
One of the most scrupulously neat
housekeepers says that she has dis-
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Will K've three boxes of their Specific Tab.
lets, worth 2.5o, to any one who may nav
used as much as one box of their tablet
without decided benetit. We have never
heard of a single case where the tablets
have failed to give satisfactory results, and
if there is a person to be found who bus
used them without benefit we want to know
who be is and where to find htm. They
never fall to cure kidney and bladder trou
bles and affections of the genital organs
and overcome all debility and weakness In
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apetlte, aid disgestion and assimilation
and overcome constipation. They have vital
effect on all of the secretory orgaus and es
tablish a healthy condition of tbe mucous
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capillaries and secure perfect circulation
of the blood, so that every organ Is nupplled
anu every iuncuon is normal ana healthy.
Helng the only remedy ever compounded
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conditions of -tW huinau-s.vAtein, it is no
wonder that they-give results.' unknown to
inedtcalscier.ee. No matter If the doctors
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Tablets and be convinced that they are su
perior to a!l known remedies. Their effect
on the nerve centers Is a complete surprise
to physicians who have used tbeiu. Cases
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cians and no remedies seemed to benefit,
have been promptly controlled and perma
nently cured by the Tablets. Cases where
Injections ot morphine have been resorted
to as tbe only means of even temporary re
lief have been promptly controjled by the
Tablets and the trouble completely over
come by their use.
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GERMAN KALI WORKS,
01 Nassau St., New York.
covered that the best sort of dish
washer is a whisk broom. This she
esteems far above the ordinary soft
dishcloths or the twisted cord ones
sold In the house-furnishing shops.
Two such brooms, kept respectively,
one for plates and pottery, the other
for metal dishes, always hang over
the sink in her kitchen, and are
daily used. An - especial recom
mendation Is the ease with which
they sra kep clean, a moment's
holding under the running faucet
washing away every scrap which
may cling to thein, and an oc
casional dipping in hot water to
which a little washing soda has
been added, keeping them perfectly
A large funeral procession was
wending its way through the gates
of a cemetery in the neighborhood
of Glasgow lately. As the crowd of
spectators was very large the police
had some difficulty in preserving
order and repressing the untoward
curiosity of a certain section of
them, mainly composed of old
women. "Aweel," indignantly ex
claimed one venerable dame to a
policeman who barred her further
progress, "ye may keep me oot the
noo, but the day'll come when I'll
gang up In spite o' ye." Exchange.
Beit Tick I iik.
Here is a practical way in which
to clean feather bed ticking and to
air and renovate the feathers: Take
two sheets and sew them up so as to
form a case. Make an opening, ay,
a yard wide, in the tick, and a
second opening of the same width in
the case made of the two sheets.
Sew these two openings together so
that they will not rip, and shake the
feathers out of the tick into the
clean sheet case. When the feathers
have all been emptied, sew up the
sheet case, separating It 'from the
tick, and, put the feathers out on the
roof in the shade for an airing of
several days, turning the case every
day. Do not place it where the sun
will shine on the feathers, for it will
cause an oiliness to come out which
will make the feathers heavy and
will produce an unpleasant odor.
Have the original tick thoroughly
washed, rinsed and dried. Before
returning the feathers to it in the
same way in which they were re
moved, hang the sheet case up for a
day, so the wind may blow through
the feathers. This will make them
light, and when returned to the
tick the feather bed will be as good
as new. Nev York Tribune.
Sometimes it seems to weary-woman
that she must certainly give up. The
simplest and easiest work becomes an
almost insurmountable task. .Nervous
ness, sleeplessness and pain harrass
her and life seems hardly worth the
living. Dr. Pierce's Pavorite Prescrip
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Common Sense Medical Adviser, illus
trated. Ker. J. Ditzler, 1. D.
The following resolutions are pub
lished by order of the session of
Lasting Hope C. P. Church, Car
ter's Creek, Tenn., adopted Sabbath
uight, Nov. 7:
'8Ince we have had the pleasure
of listening to the lectures or doc
trinal discourses of the eminent
scholar and able linguist, Rev.
Jacob Ditzler, 1). D., of Prospect,
Ky., Therefore, be it
"Resolved, 1. That we, as a church
session, do heartily endorse the series
of lectures delivered in our church, as
scriptural, logical and true history, and
in beautiful harmony with the teach
ings of our own church and of the
whole Pedobaptist world.
"Resolved, 2. That we do most cheer
fullv bear our testimony In behalf ot
Dr. 'Ditzler as a Christian gentleman,
too high minded to descend to anything
that would degrade the Christian name,
or lower the dignity of the Christian
'Resolved, 3. That we do most cor
dially recommend Dr. Ditzler to all
congregations of our church as well as
other communions, believing that his
series of lectures on the church and its
ordinances, embracing the origin of the
church, infant baptism, the design and
mode of baptism, and the influence of
the Holy Spirit iu the work of conver
sion, would be most conducive to the
spiritual upbuilding of tbe people in
the doctrines ot the Word of God. We
believe it to be the duty of the ministry
and the official members of the church
to see that the people are instructed in
the teachings of the Bible, and that
they should have these great cardinal
truths of our holy religion explained
and enforced by one whose ripe
scholarship and long experience in
handling these truths so fully qualify
"Resolved, 4. That these resolutions
be published in the Colcmbia Herald,
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PARLIAMENT AND THE TURF.
A Case I Which a Government Wa Af
m.st Overthrown by Ascot.
Five or six years ago an astute Rad
ical, Mr. Samuel Storey, with charac
teristic wariness, very nearly caught
the government of the day tripping. He
had been "left speaking" on a Tuesday
night iu Juno and announced his in
tention to continue his remarks on a
rather exhaustive scale upon tbe follow
ing Thursday, when the debate was tu
be resumed. This was just what a num
ber of Uuiomsc gentlemen wanted, for
it happened that a little "event" known
as the Gold Cup was to be decided thnt
afternoon at Ascot, and, much ns it
grieved them to miss the eloquence of
Mr. Storey, they were bound to choose
between the two attractions. So possi
bly with grieved hearts, aud also possi
bly not they hied them lo the royal
beath in comfort and contentment.
On returning they "looked in" to tbe
bouse of commons to see. everything
was all right and found that everything
bad been all wrong. For the sagacious
Sunderland Radical, having glanced
around him and beheld t he poverty of
the laud, thought that his own words
might be silvern, but a division would
be golden. Accordingly be stated bis
intention not to indulge in further crit
icism, aud before the few Unionists
could recover from their amazement or
put up a man to talk against time until,
tbe Ascot visitors returned a division
A few of the "early birds," having
missed tbe last race in order to reach
Westminster as speedily as possible,
drove into Palace yard as tbe leather
lunged policemen were shouting ' 'Vi
sion!" Tbe dread word, borne on tbe
summer breeze, told its own tale. Into
the lobby they rushed like madmen,
just iu time to save the government
from an awkward defeat. Mr. Storey,
though not a sporting man, smiled
sweetly. He bad' been dono by "only a
short bead." And be would have actu
ally won if a dozen horse racing lovers
of his own side of politics bad not also
abjured Westminster for the pleasant
plain of Berkshire. Thus was Mr. Stor
ey prevented from bringing off a.glori
The moral of the tale is the fallibil
ity of human nature even Radical hu
man nature. "The Cup" begat Mr.
Storey's fearful hope of "a coup," aDd
he very nearly succeeded in bringing it
off. Since that time the party "whips"
have marked the Ascot Thursday with
a black mark and taken heed unto their
By way of revenge it was tbe Ascot
Friday which nobody troubled to
think about that ruined the Rosebery
government in 1895. Men went away
to see the racing; and on returning to
town found, when dining at the club,
that an ardent baud of astute diplomat
ists had skillfully toppled over Sir Hen
ry Campbell-Bannerman, the war min
ister, on the comparatively insignificant
question of cordite, It is a hard thing,
after a"black" week in baekiug horses,
for a poor legislator to find himself face
to face with the terrors of a general
election. London Telegraph.
The Kinds of Currency That Are Used by
The Bank of England note is 5 inches
by 8 in dimensions and is printed in
black ink on Irish linen water lined pa
per, plain white, with ragged edges.
The notes of. the Buuque do Fruuco are
made of white wuler'liued paper, print
ed in bine and black, with numerous
mythological and allegorical pictures,
and running in dencmination from tbe
25 franc uoto to the 1,000 franc. South
American currency, in most countries,
is about the size and appearance of
American bills, except that cinnamon
brown and slate blue are the prevailing
colors aud th:tt Spanish and Portuguese
are ibe prevailing languages engraved
on the face.
The German currency is rather ar
tistic Tbe tills are printed in irreon
and black. They run iu denominations
from 5 to 1.0C0 mnrks. These latter
biIVijtjo, psUf,-uLoa..iiilk filer paper.' " "
TLe CVlLatf wtwr cnmi:tv L- u; red,
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
R. A. Wilkes.
H. L. Martin.
W. W. Joyce.
R. C. Church
A. P. Brown.
W. P. Ridley
R. W. McLemort, it,
John W. Cecil.
A. B. Kalns.
G. T. Hutches.
C. A. I'AKRKK,
BOARD OF DIKECTOR8 t
J. P. HTREET.
JOHN W. FHIERSON. JB.
JOHN A. OAKEN.
JOHN D. DOBBINS.
J. L. HUTTON.
W. T. IRVINE.
Bithal Howard. J. P. Bbownlow, J, J. Flimi
J. E. Bbownlow. J. F. Bbownlow. T. J. RtA.
J. C. Ria.
- Presldent. Caibler.
white aifd yellow, with gilt lettering
and gorgeous little band drawn devices.
The bills, to tbe ordinary financier,
might pass for washing bills, but they
are worth good money in the Flowery
Kingdom. Italian notes are of all sizes,
shapes and colors. The smaller bills, 5
and 10 lire notes, are printed on white
paper in piuk, blue and carmine inks
aud ornamented with a finely engraved
vignette cf King Humbert.
The 100 ruble note of Russia is barred
frcm top lo bottom with all the colors
cf tbe rainbow, blended as when shown
through a prisiu. In the center, in bold
relief, stands it lurge, finely executed
vignette cf the Empress Catherine I.
This is in black. Tbe other engraving is
net at all intricate or elaborate, but is
well done in dark aud light brown aud
black inks. The Australian bill is print
ed on light colored thick paper which
shows none cf the t-ilk fiber marks or
geometric lines used in American cur
rency us a protection against counter
feiting. Golden Days.
Rubinstein's DUlll unions.
The posthumous "Souvenirs" of Ru
binstein in tbe Vcm Fels zum Meer
contain' some' of 'the disillusions of a
great musician. Rubinstein alludes to
a concert orguuized by Pustleloup, which
be conducted in Paris, the programme
consisting mainly of bis own composi
tions. It was held at tbe Cirque, and
somo 4,000 people were present.
Throughout Rubinstein was possessed
with the conviction that the attention
of the entire world was directed exclu
sively upon him. On reaching his hotel
Rubinstein was met by an old friend,
who expressed the greatest surprise at
seeing him. "What!" exclaimed the
friend, "you in Paris! When did you
arrive? One never hears a word about
you nowadays. Are you thinking of
giving any concerts in Paris?" Rubin
stein was so much taken aback that he
"The man who brought this in," re
marked the editor's assistant as he un
rolled half a yard of manuscript, "told
me confidentially that he needed the
money lor it. "
"Yes," was the melancholy answer,
"it's a strange fact that the longest
poems seem almost iuvariubly lo be
written by the shortest poets, "Wash
Natuie is an arrant democrat and
Btows her gifts impartially. Mrs. C
The United States offers peculiar in
terest in this field, owing to the
changes undergone by foreign names in
their new environment. Of course New
England names, being merely the trans
planting of English originals, offer on
ly the interest of ordinary orthograph
ical and orthoepical variations, but
even here there are many phenomena,
which would well repay investigation.
Tbe richest field, however, of this sort
is offered by Dutch and German sur
names, the former being found mainly
in New York and the latter in Penn
sylvania. It is with tbe latter that this
paper has to do.
During the eighteenth century be
tween 50,000 and 100,000 Germans and
Swiss settled in the southern counties
of Pennsylvania. Their descendants to
day number hundreds cf thousands.
What has beeu theiate of thoir names?
We may assunie, on a priori grounds,
that scarcely 1 in 100 bus remained un
changed. When, bow, ou what princi
ple, were these changes made? These
questions suggest exceedingly interest
ing problems to tbe investigator.
At the beginning of tbe last ceDtury
the law itself of Pennpylvania inter
fered, and all Germans who received a
grant of public lands were required to
anglicize their names. But of course
tbe most potent influence at work waa
the natural objection to tbe inconven
ience arising from having names which
others cculd with difficulty spell or pro-aouuee.-