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at'v i '-XiJ w ' ;-. IV ', .v &, p j SECOND PART. -j r PITTSBURG DISPATCH; " &set -4 . u ' .DE.TALMAGEINEOM &V I Cnrtn if Cf DjltntJn nr,A n T.nnl A UC1 IXVU UK UK 1CICL O UUU l OJUUO, at the Pope, with Impressions. BLESSING AND INFORMAL KOTICE. Minister porter and What He Thinks of His Appointment PLAN TO DUPLICATE THE C0L0SSEO1T. ICORKISPONDIKCS 01 TBI DISPXTCn.J BECTBist, November 18. I send you from this place some account of our ex periences ia Rome, first of all reminding you that 'lis from here ire take ship on our way to Athens. The time now is about 2 in the morning. "We shall sail presently in the hope of reaching Patras by 4 to-morrow-morning. 'Ibis is surely the dirtiest town of the dirtiest country I ever saw. "We are in good spirits but very tired. Shortly after our arrival in Borne, we learned that on Sunday at 3 in the after noon there was to be a beatification, prior ,to .his being canonised, of a French martyr who had sacrificed his life in China. The services of Pope Leo XIJJ. ' beatification, we were further informed, would take place in one of tho large chapels of St. Peter's, and the Pope would be pres ent and take an active part in them. This last was the crowning attraction, as His Holiness now.rarely appears in public, and tickets of admission were exceedingly hard to procure. These had beeu issued by the Papal authorities free of charge, but com manded a considerable price so eager was the inquiryfor them. Five were bought for our party, including Dr. Talmage, who would be able to afend after fulfilling his engagement in the morning of Sunday. WAITING FOB THE CEREMONY. An hour before the time appointed we ar rived at St. Peter's, where we waited in the front rank of over 10,000 people seeking ad mission. A detachment of the Swiss Papal Guard, all stalwart, fine-looking fellows tlreued in bright unuorms, ntia ine crowa - in"check until a very numerous male choir and a small army of guards had passed into the Cathedral and taken their positions. , The gnards drew np on either slde.of the ; main entrance along the entire length of the .chapel, after which the waiting crowd was adm'tted at their right and left. Within a very few moments the chapel was filled with a dense throng. People crowded each other to such an extent that many individuals were fairly wedged in and were utterly lu- capable of moving an inch in any direction. As we had ascertained that the Pope would walk up the middle aisle between the two rows of Swiss Guards, we endeavored to get "as close to the soldiers as possible, and by persistent effort we .succeeded in getting into the front-"".) of the crushing crowd. The chapel, .1 appeared to me, was about S00 feet long, and the .people were divided by intervening soldiers into two Interior of St. Peler't. huge throngs facing each other the en tire length of the interior, each crowd fringed off in front by the brilliant uniforms of the soldiers. At 3, Papal officers, and -chamberlains, archbishops, bishops ana for eign representatives at' the Vatican came straggling in. THE POPE A LITTLE TAHDT. aBy this time, as you must suppose, the temperature ot the air in the chapel had, reached fever heat, and the vast concourse 'was literally a mass of perspiring human ity. Inquiring of a bystander, the hour being now considerably past that an nounced, whether the Pope was usually not punctual in filling his engagements, I was tola tnat in earner years, wnen bis physical health was good, he' was a model of punctu ality, always promptly on time, but this had been less and less the case with increas ing years and bodily infirmities. Of these the recollection was a painful one that on the public occasion preceding this in which he had participated, his weakness was so great that" he had to be carried into the services, and fainted while assisting in them. There was no telling this time when he would arrive, but it would be probably not much before 4 o'clock. At half-past three the perspiration was streaming down Dr. Tal mige's face, in full view of a great many people, for he was one of the tallest persons in the crowd. The circumstances of delay became more and more distressing, and every now and then the guards permitted people who could not hear the suffocating pressure to pass out between their majestic ranks. The sturdy American preacher held bis ground without flinching, and beguiled the time by getting up a conversation with an officer of the Swiss troops, who could converse fluently in tbe English language. Immediately behind our party was a band of students preparing for the ministry. They recognized Dr. Talmage, and were much pleased to see him. A movement throughout the chapel, which everybody who has stood on Broadway wait ing for a procession to pass can realize, meant the Pope was coming. About 23 Cardinals preceded him in tbe procession of which he was the central figure, as many following him as' be walked between the ranks ot the soldiery. ' .BEVXEESTIAL ALL ABOTOD. . Everv head bared as tbe kindir. sweet- 7"faced -old man, smiling pleasantly all tbe iwayr passed along, pronouncing benedictions (. he went, bestowed impartially on the (multitudes standing- in compact masses to and secular magnates of whom I believe I have not spoken before who occupied seats in what a profane pen might call the boxes. He raised his hands, wafting paternal bless ings in very direction, excepting when one and another of the falthinl, in ah ecstacy of devotion, fell kneeling before him and ferrently kissed his hands or the robe he wore. Tbe Pope seemed; both pleased and touched at these expressions ofdevout venera tion. His face beamed as with a heavenly smile, and be appeared in bis fragility as one only waiting for the summons from on high. Having reached the altar he knelt and 7 he Colostttm. offered an inaunible prayer, which seemed to last n very long time. Indeed, I noticed that one of the Cardinals, who was evident ly under the impression that His Holiness had become absorbed in his devotions, went over and whispered to him. The Pope then arose, about 15. minutes after he had reached the altar, and retraced his steps by the way that he had come. His return was accom panied with the same manifestations of pop ular veneration as had appeared on his way to the altar. One of these was so impres sively touching and beautiful that it is stamped on my memory never to be forgot ten. A little girl, dressed in white, ad vanced and kissed the hand of tbe Holy Father, who rewarded her with tbe sweetest of smile', ind when she arose from her knees, he took her hand and gently pressed it in his. Then he passed graciously on. At tbe Pope's departure the people gradually filed out BEC0G2UZIXG TALMAGE. In these days of much travel and wide spread knowledge of public men, it is not surprising that Dr. Talmage was recognized and cordially greeted by not a few folks from different cities of the United States. Brook lyn and Cincinnati were most numerously represented on this occasion. Among those who took part in this informal reception was Dr., Farrell", acting rector of the American College in Borne. Dr. Talmage was asked how the Pope impressed him. He replied, perhaps and I am sure I hope so with a more correct judgment of Leo XHI's phy sical capabilities than mine: "Tbe Pope looks like a genial, good old grandfather, at least ten years younger than he is said to be. His eyes are as keen as a hawk's and gentle as a dove's. Hanv of the Cardinals do not seem to possess half his strength,and I believe he will ontlive most ot them." "Don't you consider it idolatrous,'' persisted his interrogator, to bow down to tbe Pope and kiss his handf "No," replied the Brooklyn preacher, "I do not. I have no reason to sup pose that deference shown to him implies more of tho worshipful spirit than deference ex hibited toward tbe President-of the United States. Tint, I think, is to be taken as a sub stitute for the patriotic spirit' "What in the proceedings of to-day impressed you most. Doctor?" asked a lady from Brook lyn. "Tbe earnestness of tbe people," was his reply. Being asked what be thought of tbe services, be said: "I am not enough of tbe ec clesiastic to understand all this ceremony con cerning tho beatification of a martyr. If, how ever, half of what they say in regard to this mrtlcnlar martvr Is trnc theTJOrd mado him a saint Ions before this. He was. as 1 understand 4 It, a missionary m mica, giving nis uie to tue poor and destitute until he was imprisoned. Then every dar he was taken from prison and cruelly beaten until tbe time came for his mar tyrdom." A CALL BY GOVEEKOB POSTER. Ex-Governor Porter, United States Minister to Italy, and his daughter, made us a delight ful call at the Qulrinal Hotel, where we stayed while in Borne. He is a genial, pleasant gen tleman, and expressed himself as greatly grati fied with his appointment. Of Borne and its wealth of antiquities, he spoke with much in formation and more enthusiasm than is usually seen in diplomatic gentlemen. The Colosseum was a prominent subject of conversation. Speaking of it Dr. Talmage said: "Ajn idea has occurred to me with reference to this colossal work of antiquity. A great deal has been' said about duplicating the Eiffel Tower at tbe American Exhibition of 1S92, but it seems to me that it would be a far greater idea to dupli cate tbe Colosseum at Borne. This would be a means of classical education for the whole nation The presence of that structure would be a forcible and continual reminder to all nations of the blessings of Christian civilization, as compared with the heart less cruelties of tbe more refined heathen civilization, now haDDilr banished from the facejof tbe earth forever. Besides It is the J most stupendous structure ever erected on our Slanet. Moreover. I have discovered something i regard to it which I have never heard spoken of. I-allude to its acoustic qualities. I tried tbem to-day. Some of my family stood on the opposite side ot the Colosseum, which was capable of holding 100,000 people, while I stood on the place once occupied by Nero, and they heard every word I ottered, thus proving that in a building of this kind the human voice could be beard by 100.000 people. Such a struc ture devoted to arts, science, education and re ligion, would somewhat atone for tbe horrid crneltics that were, during five centuries, enacted In its Boman original." Dr. Farrclly, to wbom I alluded to above, very kindly undertook to arrange for Dr. Tal mage a special audience with the Pope. This was fonnd impracticable, unless we were con tent to devote part of Sunday to travel, and the honor was accordingly declined. The Doctor, however, has found it within the possibilities of our itinerary and due Sabbath observance to visit the Mamertme Prison three times. He has made accurate measurements and draughted a careful diagram of this place. HE CAPTTJEES A BEtlC. Before leaving Borne fie managed to break away a piece of tbe ancient time-hardened mortar of tbe historic ruin, which he has labelled and dated in museum style. The Mamertine Prison greatly impressed him. "Oh." he said, "that ourchurch members could come here "and see with their own eyes what Paul must have suffered, and then go home and in a measure re-liva bis life. The trouble is we get our religion too cheap, and too often value It at the price we pay for It" From the Slauiertine Prison we started for the road to Ostia, the same which St. Panl bad to take on his way to execution. "Doctor," said X. "are you not spending too mnch time on Paul? Ij hU history any way connected with your Lire of Christ?" "Indeed It is," be answered; ''the more I study Paul's life the grander Jesus ap pears to me, for He alone could be the inspir ation of such a life." You would be surprised to see the Talmage collection of stones, gatbered on his trip. He becureucuuui;i 10 ux a, strung mans carrying powers and to knock a hole the size of a hundred-dollar bill in bis pocketbook for freight He has nieces from the palace ot Nero, from tbe rostrnm of tbe forum where Cicero pleaded, and many a one besides. His better halt finds herself often compelled to geotly rebuke the extravagance of bis expenditures for freight and bis easy credulity iu dealing with sharks. After bis visit to -Pompeii, for an example of this, he paid $10 for a dozen medallions, which he exhibited witb great glee after bis return to the hotel. "Wny," said Mrs. Talmage, "on Fulton street Brooklyn, tbe same things can be bought for a quarter apiece, with a good sized discount on an order for a whole dozen." Louis Klopsch. A TEATERKAL GATHERING. A Regular Love Fenst by Sitter Councils of tbe American Mechanics. There -was a fraternal visit paid to Acme Council No. 219, Jr. O. TJ. A. M., on Thurs day evening by members from all of the Southside Councils, including Bunker Hill of Crafton, and Duquesne, of Pittsburg, Past State Councillor D. O. Evans and about a dozen-of State Deputies and repre sentatives were present and a general good time was had. Several speeches were made relative to the proposed consolidation ot all the patriotic orders and other topics of interest to tbe order, including the scheme to bring the next parade to the Southside. The members of Acme Council had "prepared for the visit and tbe manner In which the vicl- ting memoers wwe treated will -sot De fo-; HMSBTJKG, IDEAS, NOT ARROWS, Are the Implements With Which In dians Are Taught to Shoot ATTflEIRINSTITOTIONIH CAELISLE Their Peculiarities and the 'Rare Ease of Educating Them. EEDSKINS WITH A BENSIT1YE KATDRE tcoB&xsroxDxxcx or Tin disf-atcii.i Carlisle, Pa., December 6. The In dian question now, as never before, is Hear ing its solution. The growth of the Carlisle institution under tho charge of Captain B. H. Pratt is attracting the attention of lead ing thinkers upon education end race prob lems in this as well as other countries. Es tablished only ten years ago, its success proves what may yet be done for the Bed Han. There is something wrong, and al ways has been, in our treatment of the In dian; but when the War and Interior De partments ordered the starting of a school at Carlisle it -was the dawning of better days for the Indian. The Government appropri ates $167 a year for the education of an In dian; bnt Captain Pratt says: "On an an nual appropriation of $100,000 1 will under take to educate 1,000 children annually." The school started with 140 pupils, but now numbers 685 quite a number-of whom are out on farms as a means of education and -civilization. They all go to school one half day and work the other half the indus trial training being just as carefully super intended as the educational. Farmers re ceive these boys and girls into their fami lies, pay them for their work and send them to school in the winter. The demand is always large, and the Indians thuB trained are in the midst of the best influences of civilized life. NO 1170 TOGETHER. This is Captsin Pratt's idea, who says : "If I had my'way I would distribute the whole 250,000 Indians all over the United States not allow a single Indian -on a res ervation; not allow two together nil ther are civilised." The skill of the boys in the carpenter, blacksmith, harness and tin shops,, the girls in tbe laundry, cooking and sewing rooms, is surprising. A stimulus to their energies has been the payment of wages. Part of the Government appro priation is given to them in this form instead of clothing, out of which they are expected to buy their own clothing except their school uniform. There is some waste, no donbt, bnt the prac tice is teaching the relation ot labor to capi tal. The co-education of the sexes is re garded as essential to the development of this race in which woman has been so de graded. There are more boys in the school than girls, for the reason that on the reserva tions girls constitute a part of the material wealth of the family, and on arriving at marriageable age, bring a certain price in hones or other valuable property. The improvement of thegirlsis as marked as that of the braves; they cut, make and mend their own clothes, as well as those of the boys, and, like their white sisters, the tender maidens sweeten industry with senti ment, and carefully rummage the darning basket for the stockings of the boys they like best AIL the industries, mechanical and industrial, are "under the control of master workmen, anu iue articles manu factured in the shops taken by the Govern ment for the agencies. . A LITTLE ABUT 07 BEDS. The pupils are all under military rule, and well behaved, and, as they march iu charge of a sergeant to and from chapel, school and other occasions of assembly, they are quite a little company. In ages they vary from 8 to 30 years; the older ones being dull in school, bnt vervgood in the shops. The Indians have quite pleasant times in their quarters and are very quick to appre ciate games, music and entertainments of every kind. "Sociable Night" occurs once a month in the large gymnasium. This, they think, is worth living, for. A few evenings ago, a large boy was accosted by his teacher, tnus: "Why, James, at a social without a col lar?" Said he coolly: "No girl, me!" The Apaches are regarded by our Govern ment as the most intractable of all the .tribes; yet Captain Pratt testifies that the pupils from this tribe are the best students in the school. The Indian observes caste. The Sioux regard themselves as the "big Indians" of all are aristocratic, overbear ing and tyrannical; bnt they are coupled with the Indians from other tribes at table, in the dorm itory, and are soon taught they are no better than the rest The Indians at Carlisle represent at least 40 tribes, includ ing a few Alaskan Indians. Tbe English tongue is used exclusively, as it is consid ered very important to break thelndian dia lects, no two of which are alike. Tobacco is strictly prohibited. The discipline largely self discipline. YEET SHORT ALLOWANCE. The Government only allows five years for the education of tbe Indian. Too short a time, thinks Captain Pratt, to accom plish much with a child from a wild tribe of the plains. It is difficult to associate the gaunt young gamins that enter the school for the first time, with the bright, busy groups of boys and girls at study or play. Even 24 hours make a difference in their appearance new scenes, soap, water and different dress effect a change. Books, of course, are for a long time of no avail, -and every device is resort ed totokeepuptbelnterest; yet nothing can equal the charm of the printed page. "If I cannot read when I go home," said a young brave, "my people will laugh at me." The blackboards of an Indian recitation room are usually rioh in works of art, illus trative of the day's doings, or memories of home life. Many strangers visit Carlisle to see tbe Indians. Some of them are disap pointed. "We thought we might see some real Indians. Haven't you some real In diansall in blankets, you know, and feath ers and long hair." Aboriginal picturesque ness is certainly sacrificed in Carlisle civil ization, and instead we find a school of neat ly dressed boys and girls with bright eyes, and full of fun and frolic as if they were descendants of the Mayflower freightWith more regard for their own amnsement -or curiosity than for wasting courtesy on savages, many visitors ply the students with questions: "What is your name?" "Are von wild?" "Can you speak English?" Patience exhausted, one little girl answered her inquisitor: "Xes, Tery wild. Are yon wild?" and "No, I cannot speak a word of English." VEST SENSITIVE PEOPLE. The Indians are sensitive of their former condition. Many interesting little things are occuring every day, which touch the hearts and enlist the sympathies of those in charge. A few chiefs yearly visit their children and the meeting between the barbarian from the plains and his rela tives convince the most skeptical that the "heart of man answers to heart, as face to face in water" -whatever the skin it beats under. The chiefs, on their arrival at the school,, have plenty of money and take their children to the different stores, buying them what they fancy. One little girl asked for moccasins, but her old father refused this. "Why do you ask for moccasins? I send you here to be a little white girl and wear shoes." Captain Pratt and his corps of teachers have solved the question, "Can Indians be Taught?" Indian children are on the whole very mnch like other children some bright,' some stupid, seme good, some perverse, all ex Meiisgly human. Bnt the Carlisle idea of SATUBDAT, DECEMBER T, 1889. concern of the teaching. Education first for the heart, then for the health, at last for the mind. With these principles theln dian school is proving' a success far beyond first expectations. H. M. A LODGE OF SORROW. Too Prsft-ramme ot the Elks' Meeting- To Morrow Night. The programmes of the ceremonies of "the "Lodge of Sorrow," of the B. P.O. Elks to-morrow evening were Issued by the com mittee yesterday. The meeting will be the first of its .kind in this city, and will be held in recognition of the absence of dead members. The exeroises will take place in the Elks' new lodge room, No. 67 Fourth avenue, at 8 o'clock, and the following is the programme: Organ voluntary by A C. Fogoj opening of the lodge, by tbe officers; opening ode. by the lodge: prayer. Chaplain Stephen Hornett, hymn. Elks' Quartet: eulogy, Stephen Hor nett; in memorlam, W. W. Clark; eulogy, w. TT-MvpTfl fn TnftmnHam TTunrv Vlerheller: I eulogy, C V. Lewis: in .memorlam. Chas, S. hBrown; hymn, Elks' Quartet! eulogy, John jounson; in memonam, ueo. iiearej". enlogy. w. H. Wallace; In memorlam, P. W. P. O'Brlem eulogy. Jas. P. McCord: in me morlam, Wm. Chalet: eulogy, W. W. McClel land; In memorlam, Jas. W. Davis; eulogy, Qulncy A. Robinson; in memorlam, wm. Bissor: eulogy, Wm. G. Lee; in memorlam, James Kelly; hymn, Elks' Quartet: closing ceremonies, the officers; doxblogy. the lodge. Benediction, Chaplain Stephen Hornett "The faults of our brothers we write upon the sands, Their virtues on the tablets of love and memory." SHOET BOtJTHSIDINGS. News Bits Gleaned Entirely Among and for the BlrmlDghnmers. "Scat," the new game of cards, is becoming popular at the clubs. A peoblek. How many candidates for Alderman are there in the Twenty-ninth ward? Ttiebe Is quite a strife going on among tho dabs to see which it trump in the way of fine rooms. OSBofthesad things of this world is to see a doctor sick and not know what is the matter with himself. A hew branch of tho Catholio Mntual Ben efit Assoclatloh was organized at St John's Church last Sunday. The Murphy Fishing Club has taken nice rooms on Sarah street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets. The Pittsburg Kail Works turned out 1,125 kegs of steel wire nails Wednesday, tbe largest run the factory has ever had.- Me. Ralph Yottno had his left leg broken 'last Sunday by a kick from a horse. He lives at the head of Twenty-sixth street "The butcher's wagon" is a new name given to the patrol wagon. Probably because the "lambs" are taken to slaughter In it At the rate the Birmingham line are putting in the car stoves they will hardly get them in piace in au 01 me cars oeiore spring. The druggists and doctors have been busy lately, and have only the weather to thank for it They report many cases of malaria. Ko, reader, tho VFeo Gee Club" are not cannibals, but a jolly set of fellows,, who know how to pass the fleeting moment in a merry way. "Speak-east pie" is one of the latest uses to which this word has been applied. Tbe pie In question has suggestions of brandy as a flavor to the mince meat shoet Crrr Conwcrt, Jn, O. TJ. A. M.. will shortly present several flags to schools in Bald win township. The committee now has ar rangements nearly completed. Newst Evening paperr All about the sul cldel'Southsider, buying paper I don't see it) TT ewsy BTftht Hew,1 (pmTnTgrtrrBlacconnt of Jho trial of the boodle Aldermen), AT the Lotus Club. Porter A man has just called through the whistle for you, Mr. Game player, on important business. Mr. Qame player cat! Tell him I am not here. Au. the drugstores are now supplied with slot machines for supplying gum. It will have to work its jaws pretty fast to drop gum fast enongh for a bevy of Southside school girls. Btbanqee Who is thatyonth with the tired expression on his face? Southsider Ob, that's a member of tbe Marseillaise Club. Tbey have some new Indian clubs and dumbbells, you know. B. F. Bexbow & Co., 2101 Carson street, sold for Hill Bnrgwin this weak the second lot from tbe corner ot Twenty-fifth and Carson streets, with frame building on, to A. McLaughlin for 53,400. Lot 20x109. The Taxpayer's Protective Association had a rousing meeting Tuesday evening. It Is un derstood tbey are to have an official organ to grind out their sentiments. It will not be manipulated by an Italian. The Druggist Nightmare Have yon got any picture cards this evening? Stranger on the Bridge Tbey say a man just went down to the bottom of the river. Does anyone know bis came. Academy Goer McGlnty. The Lochlel Club will raffle oft a gold watch at their rooms, No. 80 fifteenth street on New Year's Day. They already have a large num ber of tickets sold. None of tbe members of tbe club are allowed to buy tickets, so It cannot be called a "family affair." Me. James W. McCleaet, of Smoky City Council, Jr. O. TJ. A M., will go to Bellevemon on December 9 to make a flag presentation speech. Mr. Thomas Morley. of No. 1 patrol wagou, will accompany him. The Bellevernon Council have been making extensive prepara tions for the event CAUGHT ON THE HILLS. Newsy Notts From Allentown, Knozvllle, Hit. Wnafalngton, Etc. Mb. Arnold Koch, of Mt Vernon, is among ailing ones. The contractors commenced to pave Zara street, Knoxville, last Wednesday. The Mt Washington Musical Club will hold a reception at Slater's Bink December 18. Mb. atoust Wiuies has moved into nls new house, No. 88 Walter avenne, Allentown. Me. John- Bichteb, of Allentown, has purchased a fine residence of Mrs. Hoffman, of Beltzhoover. Me. M. Oablaks, whose house on Maple avenue, Allentown, was burned some time ago, will build again soon. A sew building and loan association is being organized in Allentown. 1 will be called tbe Homestead Trust Company. Knoxville Council No. 370, O. U.a)M., will give a dramatic entertainment and ball at Odd Fellows' Hall, Soutnside, December 23. The social of the South Street M. a Church met last.Thursday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Albert Hare, Waltej avenue, Allen town. Mb. Biohabd Beankston, Manager of the Leetsdale Glass Works and a resident of Craf ton, made Morrison & Banks, the real estate men, a call last week. The Prosser Glee Clnb held its last meeting at tbe residence of Mr. M. .Lewis, Allen avenne, Allentown. They are now having regular weekly rehearsals, and are doing well. Miss Jessie Cbaltaxt, daughter of Mr. Joseph a Chalfant, a tipstaye of the County Court and a resident of Mansfleld. was the guest last week of Mrs. J. D. Banks, W Maple avenue. Allentown. A tuvemtxe party was given at the residence ofMr. William Best 78 Maple avenue, Allen town, Tuesday evening. The yoong folks re port "just a Jolly time," and are wishing for many happy returns pf tbe day, Mes. William Ktlqalloeh, of Industry street, Knoxville, died Thursday. The deceased was a sister-in-law of Dr. Phillips. Mr. and Mrs. Kilgallorn have been married hardly a year and the deceased had found a place in the affections of a large enmber of frionds, who sympathize with her husband and her other relatives in their loss. Her little babe was buried -qdtb ber The Hawthorne Literary Society, which usually meets at tbe South M. E. Church, adjourned to the home of Mr. Charles H. Lowe last week owing to tbe scarcity ot gas. Tbe debate was, "Besolved, that girls .should be educated separate from boys." Mr. John Banks led tbe debate on the affirmative side, and Mr. Jones was to have beeu bis opponent, bnt did not appear. The meeting last evening was held at the church, as usual. HOPE GLEAM, a Pittsburg girl, tells tbe story other g'uceee as an opratio. aiafw. is - to-JWJrrew'B IS ISLES OF BEAUTY The Azores Arc Described by Wake mah in a Charming Manner. VALLEY AHD H0UHTAIN STE0LLS That Beyeal the Quaintly Picturesque In Nature's Handiwork. LOBE AND LEGENDS OF THE GIPSIES rCOBBXSrOXSZXCS OT THE DISPATCn.l Poeitas, S. Michael, Azobes, Novem ber B, We were received by every manifes tation ot delight by the carboneiros, the hos pitality ot whose ancestors had proven so soothing to the Azorean Blp Van Winkle, Dobrado Madraco, t that he has not yet awakened from his two-centuries' sleep. Our donkevs were tethered and cared for; water for washing was brought in ponderous ewers from a cool repre3do or spring; cheap wine, agoaardente or brandy, end tobacco in ex traordinary quantities were provided; queer, big-eyed and hal-nakcd rapazos and menin as, boys and girls, to whose simple conscious ness the strangers were as marvel and dream, gathered about us, looked, wondered, and, with silvery bursts of laughter, fled to their mothers or the forests for recovery; a supper of such proportions, variety and grotesqueness was provided as never be fore greeted the eyes of civilized man, and during the long evening these half-wild men end women charcoal burners of the mount ains the brisk, shapely and muscular women digging out ot odd corners of shadowy old cabins many a bauble and bit of finery for the occasion danced for us, and with us, upon the grimy smooth-worn ground such hilarious 2apateos, such out landish bailes, and such grotesque fan dangos as no fervid pen could describe or lax moralist be willing to. approve. It was a Gipsy scene indeed, lacking only the hooded tents and the circling, huddled wagons; for here and there the charcoal fires flared as flare the campfires of the Gipsies, knots of fir flamed and flickered at the tops of huge pikes or from cressets bound to overhanging trees; scores of swarthy forms whirled in the half lights and shadows; and the glowing stars, pulsing in their semi-ttopic fires quivered through the weird, dark plumes of luxurious ver dure above. We set out from the carboneiros camp at a very early hour tbe next morning. As we descended the mountains toward the coast we missed our way for a little, which gave ns a pleasing deep-woods experience. LIKE AHCnUTT BEVEEATIOHS. Of a sudden we fonnd ourselves in a dense forest of firs, broken here and there by abrupt juttings of lava rock, along-.whose sideband over whose heights indescribable wealth of ferns ran in banks of gently waving plumes. At the bases, and from the sides of each mass of rock, numberless nature's fountains wimpled and spouted, and Irom these, little streams bounded and sang toward the valleys below with surpris ing melodiousness. As far as we penetrated, the earth's covering beneath the firs was like a carpet of velvety puce. The footfalls oi our donkeys could scarcely ber heard. TJp, up, up, SO, 0, sometimes 80. feet straight as nu arrow shot the russet fir trunks. Then the arches interlaced and the vendure grew so densely that the sky was shut from sight Now and then in that upper lacework of bough and shadow little flecks ot saflrony light seemed floating tremulously. And in these what bird orchestras were welcoming tbe radiant day for our delightl Countless- numbers of the famous green canaries and the almost as wonderful singers,the merlos, ortheAzorean blackbirds, were singing their rival madri gals; and the most remarkable part of it all was the seeming regularity ot alternation in their marvelous melodies, for a time the merlos would have it all to themselves. Again only the notes of the canaries wonld be heard. Then both, as if to out-sing each other or the really orchestral effects of the .brooks beneath them, would blend their shrill trebles and soft contraltos into a sus tained and ravishing diapason of bird-voice song. Old Manuel, the gnide, regarded my enhancement for a time in dignified silence, and finally with a grave bhake of his head, remarked, "Ah, yes, like women, beautifnl to the eye or ear, but sad pests at times. When they Sing so sweetly, we islanders know it is because their crops are full, and' our field stores have been devastated. So our Gov ernment gives 20 reis per dozen beaks for the canario or the merlo. If Matelto and I could carry the beaks of all that are now singing above us back to Ponta Delgado we could each be'master of a quinta like the rich of the city I" EXTENDED TO THE DONKET. Mateito was so excited over this sudden vision of affluence that he set about larrup ing our donkeys in such a ferocious manner that the beasts of their own accord returned to the path from which we had diverged. Indeed in the entire descent toward the northern coastwise villages such a rapid pace was made that when we had reached the fine city of Biberia Grande we welcomed a short rest in a quaint old inn. The host was an acquaintance of Manuel, which faot caused to be set before us such stores of iood and such flagons of native wine as gave one wonderful notions concerning fhe resources of Azoreaanature and Azorean cooks. The fat old landlord would let no one's hand but his own prepare the food; and so we sat and chatted, waiting and hungering in tbe smoky cozinha, and at last securing really delicious grilled fowl, meal-bread, roasted sweet potatoes, the sweetest of butter and milk, a pungent native cheese like the Brie or the French, and the blackest and vilest coflee one ever tasted outside an American sailing ship's dirty cabin. -He stood beside us while we ate, now helping us with ludicrous alert ness to 'different articles of mod, now wiping the smoke and perspiration from his fiery red face with his great linen apron, again drinking our health and "a heaven-defended journey" in a very lusciousness ot Hospital ity with our own purchased wine. Then the ponderous, poddy fellow, ran beside our dec kers for a good mile through the streets of Ktberia Grande, breathing prayers andpetl tions for our safety; never desisting until tbe suburbs were reached and he could call tbe attention of no more of his good townsfolk to the importance of the guests he. had that day entertained. As we turned up the mountain wav our last glimpse of the odd Boniface was as he sat puffing upon the edge of a pleasant fountain, a prer to the attentions of jocose muleteers, while ianning his red and rubicund lace with the majestic linen apron in which he had served us. THE BEASTS AHD THE INN. Our fortune as to hospitalities of the.road were less unctuous that night. Bailing to reach Furnas and its lovely valley, our anxiety for housing was at Jastrelieved.by our wise donkeys suddenly pricking up their ears, and, iupiteof us, striking iato a great peed, which was not slackened until we were alongside a lonely roadside in. We were gailyv welcomed by a hulking, rough-looking lellow armed and equipped as if for war. The structure was a long, low, one-story' stone building, painted a curious yellow, with a porch of half its own size, under which were troughs and open stalls for ani mals. The interior was simply one large room, darkened and begrimed with the filth of generations. A half-dozen cumbersome wooden tables were scattered about, along side oi which 'were 'benches ot Mammoth six, sad sm kew-B sose as.seats.A steut vilest Azorean liquors, constituted the bar, at one end of Which stood an entire wild bearskin filled with wine, its open mouth suggesting all sorts of ferocious possibili ties. Along the Jow rafters were countless pegs, upon which were hnng strings of nn namable and pnngent vegetables, strings of onions, bits ot salt pork and strips ot tas salho, or jerked beef. Alter several hours waiting a supper,prepared by the landlord's wife over a coal urn fire, aronnd which she seemed in constant shrill-voiced encounter with sundry goats, dogs, gamecocks and half-naked children, was served. This con sisted of an Azorean hodge podge or com posto de varias viandas meat, meal, greens and fish which we were glad enough to get with the aid of horn forks and spoons. No hint whatever was given .us of where we were to sleep: and along toward midnight Mannel and Mateito foraged-and wrangled until a portion of mountain heath was bestowed upon tae uuaaiea oencnes. w tin mis ana our saddles, pouches, serons, and some rush-woven blankets, we bade defiance, in peaceful slum ber, to goats, chickens and fleas, for the re mainder of the night. A LOVELTT SIEDSEYE VIEW. Wo had no cause to loiter at the lonely old mountain Inn, and got away from the over-populous hovel beforo daybreak. A brisk ride over a pleasant road, with here and there clus ters of peasants' cabins gleaming along the little valleys or pretty hillsides in highlands) with now and then a moment of loitering at roadside fountains or upon stone-arched bridges where foaming cascades swept through lovely glens to tho invisible ocean below, brought ns to the upper plateau of a circling range of mountains nearly 3,000 feet in height The sun was jnst sweeping the eastern rim of these noble elevations,' when suddenly turning tbe sharp point of a craggy hillock overhanging tbe road, tbe entire grand cyclorama of the famous Valle das Furnas was spread before us. From tbe height where we stood the valley appeared to be oval-shaped, from six to nine miles in length, and from two to four in width. Tho mountains surrounding it are from 2,000 to 0,000 feet above the level of the sex Their ser rated edges are broken here and there by lesser . valleys of wondrous symmetry, by natural cuttings in tbe lava through which wind estradas rivaling the Boman roads of old, by precipitous gorges and canons flecked by misty cascades, and by pockets and hollows. In which Irom our eleva tion we could catch glimpses of the gleaming surfaces of silent lakes and shadowy tarns. In numerable streams like sinuous lines of pearls blend, cross, separate and wind in fanciful ways witbln and through the lower levels. Tho heights are purple with heather, blending Into, masses of green where the firs stand thickly, merging Into darker green over banks of bays, and shading Into bine, or gold, or puce, as tbe lights or shadows play upon tbe matted lichens of the wilder and steeper sides. Half a hun dred peasants' cabins conld be counted from where we Btood. Twice that many goat-herd paths like delicate ribbons of pink, and lanes, with blue or gray old walls half hidden in masses of vines. Interlaced the whole valley and mountain sides, or were lost In the blue tints of npland vMleys, until the whole surface of the scene seemed traced and interwoven like tbe lines of a diminutive map of some populous continent - CHARMING PASTOBAL SCENES. Away down, down below were the. white walls, the red roofs, the single church dome and the, long, straggling streets of the quaintest old village In all the Azores. Passings us in the Toadway where we stood, streaming down the mountains to our rlht and left, and from the opposite valley ascents, were tiny droves of milk-white goats. ' To eath was tied a little bell of different tone. The flocks were being driven to their dally milking in the village. The bare footed goat herds Bounded their shrill pipes as they followed behind. From copes and hedge tbe blackbirds and wila canaries, as if fired with elated rivalry, gavo forth surpassing bursts of song hundreds upon hundreds of silvery bells, scores upon scores of joyous pipes, thousands upon thousands of voices of birds, blending, chiming, swelling into the strangest, tbe sweetest; and yet the most tremulously tender melody human ears ever beard! And yet tlras"-"Is tbe morning ushered every day of the year in this wondrous valley of Furnas. Until now the silent vale was asleep. But see the picturesque response to the marvelous matin song. Issuing from the shadowy ways ot tbe serene hamlet below, from the quinta or villa of the opulent de mesnes of the gentle slopes at hand, or. far and near, from pretty, camaraslnha or cabin em bowered in vines or trees, appear as vestal maids to do office before the priestess of day, a hundred Furnas maidens. Each chirps or chants ber own best-loved cantlga, and upon ber shapely bead Is a bright red ewer. Her skirts are blue, her bodice white, or pink, or yellow. Her feetand arms and head are bare. Her form is Hellenie. Her eyes are deep and languorous, but liquid witb light The sun, sweeping above hoary Flea da Vara over there, never painted such vermilion as tinges her cheeks or such crimson as opens from her flashing teeth. Thus singing back to the herds. tbe blra3 anu ine morning, tnese witcning water-carriers thread the paths upward to the fountains, interweaving in tbe idyllic scene bits of sound, color and life that. Win the heart entire. How long we feasted on tbe scenelknownot but it touched and thrilled even ho turgid veins of my gray old guide. He broke tbe silence with a sign. Then placing his shriveled bands upon bis heart and rolling his eyes heavenward, he lifted his cracked and nasal voice In such lugubrious song that the restless donkeys brayed response in sympathetic miserere: 'Esto valle e ntinha terra, E' minha terra natal, Mas em bellezas que ehcerra, No niunao nao tern rlvall" This my valley and my borne spot; , xbis my own. my native land; Ah, the glories that begirt thee In the world unrivaled standi Tbat is tbe song out of all the hearts of tbe Furnas (-peasants to their witching, beloved vallev. But its fame springs from more than its beauties. The now noble vale was once a vast volcano's crater. Tbe hidden forces tell their nearness by unceasing spoutings of thermal waters. In scores of lowest hollows, fissures in tbe mountain sides, in fountains and tarns, in marsh and beside streams, there is a never-ending gurgling, boiling, hissing and Julslng from the hre-charged reservoirs below, n many places the heat of the earth will pre vent yourwalkmg upon it. In some, peasants i-nnv their food in nature's stew-Dans. Every where are violent tremblings and mutterings. while within many of tbe geysers the thumping pounding, as u irom puton-siroices oi tre mendous engines, convey an uncontrollable sense of tbe terrible to the stranger. Hundreds of years ago reel uses froni tbe continent dis covered the spot and. through tbe healing waters, worked miracles here. Then tbe Jesuits came. They got control of tbe entire valley, and planted orange gardens and yam fields. A QUAINT PEASANTET. When this order was expelled, a little over lOoVears ago, the Azorean peasantry succeeded tbem. Nearly all owp their little herdades or farms; but there is .a somnolence in the spot that represses energy. They live Idyllic lives for peasants. Their needs are few. The earth Is bounteous, .rjreryone is simple, nonest, con tented. They scarcely know old age. Some of the conditions making this pos3ib!e the cli mate, the thermal waters, tbe languorous beauty of tbe surroundings, and the peace! ul ness of the spot, make it a wonderful place for tbe ailing. A few from Lisbon first came. Then tbe aristocracy of the island began to come. Finally an adventuresome Englishman or American penetrated the mountains of St. Michael. And so tbe world began to know about the Furnas valley and gave it fame. When our countrymen can get to it as easilv as to London, mnch of its quiet beauty will go, but there will be a newer and greater Baden Baden here. Tbe climate will make this so. It ranges between 75 in summer and W In winter. A magnificent bathing honse, to which tbe various thermal and mineral waters are brongbt has been built; and you may bathe here forever, freel That is tbe most remarka ble thing In all the Azores. Living expenses are so low one is ashamed to call them an equivalent; you have summer In winter; spring in summer, and the delights of tropic life in verdure and fruit tbe year round; while in all southern Europe that which so entrances tbe traveler through the picturesque is peasant life and ways, cannot Surpass what may at any moment be seen and felt from your quaint old Furnas balcony; for "the glories that surround thee In tbe world unrivaled stand." Eegar L. Wakemas. OAX50T FIND THEM. Search for tbe Bodle or George Maolond John Reed FrqUleni. ' The bodies of Messrs. George Maul, brother-fn-law or Charles J. Bennett, of Bennett and Wilson, and John Eeed, who were drowned at Woods' landing November 22, have not yetbeen found. Parties have searched all along the rivers and dispatches have been sent to alt of the river tewns, but nothing has been heard, from, these. There'. is still a reward sttMbhi fee tki Neeverr. THE LOSS IS $60,000, It Will Bequlre This Mnch to fieslore the Monongahela Honse. SOME QUEER PEEAES OP THE F1BB. Flames Filled tbe ipertnres Between the floors anlCeillnj-g. AN OLD BOAEDEE WHO HAS 10ST AIOMl The proprietors of the ITonongahela House yesterday began to look about thsm. They found about half a dosen rooms in the northwestern corner of the building hardly injured at all by either fire or water. The remainder of tbe rooms ore in a sorry con dition; on tbe upper floor utterly burned out, and on the lower floors soaked with black water. A strange thing is observable In making a tour of the house. The floors are all open. That is, there is an open space, without any filling or deadening-, between the flooring of one story and the lath and plastering of the ceiling below It Through these great draft areas the fire crept to almost every portion of the bouse. The western side of the quad rangle, which forms the hotel, escaped, ex cept on the upper floor. But in the sonth, east and north halls on every floor holes were cut In the floor by the firemen to get at the fire between floors. In each hole the charred embers of the timbers show that the fire was there. In the center of many a room in parts of the house distant from the elevator shaft the same sort or hole appears. Through these holes on every floor floods of water were poured by the firemen until the ceiling be neath gave way and fell in huge wet patches. When it is understood that fire filled two-thirds of the flooring on every story, it becomes a matter of some wonder that the firemen saved the building from, total destruction. It was absolutely filled with fire in its vitals. QXTZEE FBEAK3 OP FIBE. t Another surprising thing is that the out side of almost every room door in the hotel is burned or blistered. This is in many places the ease where no trace of the fire's work is visible on ceiling, wall or flooring adjoining the door. The halls must have been fullof darting flames, or the whole in terior of the hotel must have been as hot as an oven. The regular boarders lived on the eastand south halls of the fourth and fifth floors, and therefore suffered the greatest damage. J. B. Carson got into his room, No. 146, yes terday afternoon, and found all his goods ruined. He said he had at ' least ?5,000 worth of property ia the room. Mr. Canon had lived at the Mopongahela Honse since 1866. For the entire 23 years he occupied the same room and sat at the same table. He never quar reled with a servant and never bad one dis charged. And during the time that he was not out or the city he never missed a meal He felt yesterday, as he looked at his dilap idated room, with its ruined furniture clothing, books, etc., that he was a home less waff. Morris H. Dansiger'g two rooms were on the filth floor, right in the bad corner. Mrs. Danziger climbed Jhe stairways yesterday afternoon, took one look at her wrecked apartments and wentaway without taking even a memento. JUDGE BAIXETt'S LOSS. Judge Bailey was on the same floor, a little further west His trunks were got out yesterday, but many valuable books, pic tures, etc., are ruined. Other regular boarders and transient guests were searching for their effects. Nearly every trunk and valise was found. Mr. J. Blum, a traveling man from Cincin nati, was unable to find bis valise. He said it contained his cash account for the past six months, and he was wholly at sea as to his financial standing. The bar opened yesterday, and the cafe, on the first floor, will open to-day. The proprie tors paid off many of their waiters and chambermaids, and dismissed them tempor arily. To-day workmen will begin earnest ly to restore order. Yesterday morning burning coals were discovered on the upper floor, and put out with a hand extinguisher. A few Insurance men looked over the place yesterday. The loss is now estimated at about $60,000, not including what the guests suuereu ia tueir personal property. THE PITTSBURG INCLINE. The Contract Let for Ly!ag the Long Track Last Tbnndnr. The contract'for laying' the track of the Pittsburg incline was awarded Thursday and will be pushed as fast as possible. There are 800 feet of iron trestle to be erected before the 2,650 feet of the incline will be completed. The work on the foundation of the power house at the upper end is completed, and the building will soon be under way. The cars will resemble those of tbe Fenn avenue incline. A. Lewis, the attorney of the company, told a reporter that the difficulty with the Pittsburg and Mt. Oliver Incline Company has been ami cably settled, and nothing is in the way of the early completion of the Hue. After the above was written President C. J. Scultz, of the Pittsburg and ML. Oliver Incline Company, was seen by a Dispatch reporter. He said that the suit against the Pittsburg Incline Company was not settled. At least he had not heard about anything of the Kind, and a settlement could hardly be made without his knowledge. TO ELECT MARSHALS, Sleeting or the Jr. O. TJ. A, M. to Prepare for tbe Annual Parade. The General Committee of Arrangements of the Junior Order of American Mechanics of Westerni Pennsylvania, will meet in Moorhead's Hall next Saturday evening and elect the Grand Marshal for the Wash ington's birthday parade. An Allegheny man will probably get it. TheSaturdsy follow ing the Southside councils will meet in the committee rooms in Odd Fellows' Hall, and elect the Chief Marshal of the Southside division. There are several candidates. in the field. Among them are Thomas Morley, P. K. Bofiel and J. Davis, of Homestead. fCwi Some of the members of the Southside councils have spoken to tbe Street Commls sionrers to have the streets in good condi tion and say they will have the parade on this side of tbe river." 'POTTING ON THEIR AEMOE. The Twenty-Hah Ward lodepeadenu Pre paring lor February. The Twenty-sixth ward Independent voters will hold a meeting on Monday even ing for the purpose of taking some action in regard to the February election. It is very probable that candidates for the -various Councils and city offices will be indorsed; -and the citizens may express themselves on the special tax and free bridge questions. The Twenty-sixth ward is looked upon as one of the important wards of the South side. The voters changed the political complexion of the ward at the last city elec tion, by -downing the ring, add the move ments ot the Independents now will 'be watched with interest. BRXKAX, ia to-sorrow's DI ": Vi W1V .awat trt.l AajA ua. .-Cy-3 u a.j.wb, ma.mTrm iiv ynn;.iAj Dsk-rijcfctanaieit, and on the fevered bbs we fees. .piSOPAXOKu ilaalf Minn wamU mMi auui whuI .