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London Letter.
.(At present it looks as if two ex
tremely powerful forces, Provi,denco
an® the British government,-were dead
against the first world's convehtioh of
til© Young People's Society of Chris
tiari'Endeavor, arranged to open here
on July 10. This convention promises
to be the greatest on record 10,000
Americans, the largest delegation that,
ev'ercrossed the sea in a body, are ex
pected to be psMgnt, and with the
Endeavorers in rae United Kingdom
apd those'from, the continent and oth
er foreign countries, the total number
hete will probably reach 60,000, re'p-
resenting 4,000,000 members.
£T- -Naturally, the thought of- gathering
together such a host in London made
the Christian Endeavor leaders in
^England uncommonly proud, and they
jwent to work light-heartedly, but so
tar,-despite the religious nature of
th^ir task, particularly annoying diffi
culties havfe cropped up on every hand,
anifcthe last of them, the biggest, is
no# solved yet.
The convention Is to be held in the
_Alejtandra Palace, ia great Madison
SuB^eGarden sort of a place, just •out
Londott: proper, and here it-is in
tended to lo_dge and board 5,000 of the
Endeavorites. .. There was no other'
Way to. do, for hotel's, boarding houses
and the private homes of Endeavorers
had been canvassed and every bed in
them engaged for the eventful week,
'and still 5,000 expected guests would
have nowhere to lay their heads, to
nothing of filling their stomachs.
But the Alexandra Palace? fiks a .great
banqueting hall, and t8f&, large room
will be divided off into dormitories,
ehough Of Jhein t'd"hoia 1.200 young
4 That left 3,800 young men to be shel
tered, and for this army the managers
planned to erect: a mighty encampment
under canvas, like any other amy's.
They decided to put five men in each
tent—soldiers squeeze eleven in, but
as th^ K^v. Knight Chaplin,. secre
tary of the society's British council,
remarked*tocmB,'''you can't-^pacte
Christians away like soldiers"—and
thgy reckoned upon about 800 tents.
Feeding the "campers" would be. easy
engugh, for the Alexandra Palace has
a huge kitchen in its basement,,and
2,500 people can sit down in its dining
room and be served at once.
So Mr. Chaplin went tq the largest
-'tenij manufacturer in England ana said
Me'd like 1,000 tents, .please, as soon as
Z^they could be got ready. The man
laager of the company listened to this
i! reqaest.-which would have been a-mere
l^.^ea bite at any ordinary time, and
^^told the clergyman that he couldn't
JB^ave them—riot from' his company, at
£|ftiny rate-^and added that he didr^|t
'belltve any cither company could sup^
ply the Christian. EndeaVcfrers with
any' tents at- all, let alone 1,000. Her.
explained to Mr.. Chaplin that one
-"Qoin Paul'j was to.^hlame .for thjs ex
traordinary* stkfe bf things.1
Its everybody knows, when Mr.
Kruger thought he was about readjr to
#go to war with England, England
Vi-^wasn't ready at all.' She needed a lot
of things that she hadn't on hand, and
one of the things was unlimited tents
to house7 the braves of Buller, Meth
^aenr Whfte,' et at The firsjt thing she
slli-or rittie^fhe war officp^did was tb
Wansack'eyery armory, barracks, etci, in
"the United KhigdoAi anil "command
eer" every solitary tent that was., ly-.
jng around loose the second thing was
•to place orders for tents galore with
nearly every tent naan, in the country,'
.^ahd thq t£ird|tb Jteirthese tent' men
fMthat after they got through making the
first batch, tQlturnv(a'^nd,?nake,.ano ther
46 replenish'the atoclr of thie Various
armories, barracks and storehouses
at had been despoiled. Naturally,
tentmakers set -to work tooth and
all. The big factory that Mr..£hap
working overtime, and
-so graft? was the pressure that tbebus
ifiess offices oi^ the company had be^n
deserted by the regular clerks and "oc
cupied" by £he Stitchers and binders.
i| Sq, as it the reverend gentleman of
the 'Chilstian -Endeavor Society' hadn't
already had trouble enough, in reserv
ing 25,000 beds in the city'of'London,
they had upon their shoulders the ad
ditlonal job of scraping up 1,000 tents,
literally frpm nowhere.. They lire do
$ lng it toy'the burdensome means of lo?
eating little, tentmakers, too,s®allto
pounced upott W the government,
ordering from them aa njanyte&ts
°**k Trymg to Find A^ommcdations
fbrAinerican Delegates#
as they can make by the' required
All this'ought to have been enough
trouble. But there was more yet in
store for the Christian Endeavorers.
Eveiy year there is in England a great
shod'ting Match at Bialey, the winner
of which receives a prize, supposedly
given, by Her Majesty," and becomes
known thereafter as. the Queen's prize
man for that year. This, of course,
necessitates an encampment at Blsley,
and the date set for this encampment
was the week upon which the Chris
tian Endeavor people bad pitched for
their convention. Of course that
meant still. more trouble, for about
half the little tentmakers that the En
deavorers approached were busy mak
ing ready for Bisley. In consequence
of which the C. E. managers don't yet
know where their teijts are coming
from, or if they really are coming at
all. But they do know that not one
of their guests will be left out in the
From letters from America it is be
ginning to look as if by no means the
whole American contingent could get
across to occupy the tents that as yet
are not. In the blame for this the
British, government again figures
largely, but has a partner in tne vu«r,
of the Paris exhibitlon.._ Ordinarily
every American delegation could do
wliat one from Boston has done—that
is, charter a ship and" come across re
joicing and in Christian unity, but the
British government has gobbled about
half the passenger steamers to ship a
lot of prosaic soldiers down to Africa
and bring back again some that the
Boers have disabled. Then, most of
the American Endeavorites are not
rich. Some of them, in fact, have
been saving up for a year to come
across the Atlantic to be present at
this convention. But now along comes
the exhibition, thousands of people
who are well-to-do .are fighting to
book their passage aboard such steam
ers: as-the English government has
been good enough to leave on the
northern- ocean, rates have mounted
up to the skies, and in many, cases
that sum that the American Endeavor
ite has been able to scrape together
A .-
wouldn't begin to take him across, to
Bay nothing of getting back. At least
that is the story told by- the letters
which the British committeemen have
received from the would-be voyagers
Those committeemen say, however^
that the minimum number of Ameri
cans who will come cannot fail to
reach 4,000 anyway, Preparations
aim being made to give them a famous
greeting, too. In fact, the British
committee Jiaa gone so far as to re-
^uest that the lord mayor himself give
a reception to the American contin
gent at the Mansion HOubc. Fur
thermore, it is expected that the bish
op. of London will make an address ..of
welcome at the Albert hall the day be
fore the convention. v-
LargeAttendance at the New York. Pis
catorial Show,
•. ... '-is.*
When Colonel James Jones was ask
ed for information about the new ar
rivals at the Aquarium he called at
tention to the annual report he had
just made to President Clausen of-the
Park department, and some of the de-'
tails are interesting. The total at
tendance during the year reached the
astonishing figure of 1,841,330, giving
an average of more than 5,000 for
every day of the year. During the
previous year the attendance was
1,670,085, and, almost everybody
thought high water mark had been
reached, and that the public, tiring
of the novelty, would gradually leave
off coming. The greatest attendance
on any single day during the year
just passed, was that of September 29,
When 37,248 persons thronged the
building. "The only way I can ex
plain the increase," said the Colonel,
"is that the show is better than it ever
was before. Our fishes are all in the
best of good health, and, recognizing
our good work, the fish commissioners
of various states have sent
ficent specimens. "Why,"
Colonel, waxing eloquent,
um In t^'CVAcan aj
r.ach us in an
exhibition iO- the of the deep sea
and its fresh water tributaries. And
I am not alone in this opinion, either."
—New York Herald. SH$
Ancient Weapons Unearthed.
In excavating the old Roman camp
of Carnuntiim, near Haimburg, on the
Danube, between Vienna and Press
burg, the explorers have come upon an
armory and provision house containing
1,037 weapon§ and pieces of armor and
stores of bariey, peas, etc, A. great
many inscriptions were found as well,
and the means by which the camp was
supplied with water.
S'f'f 'The Professor and the'Hat,
college professor went into a
crowded restaurant in New York city
for luncheon one hot day last sum
mer. The negro in charge of the big
corridor took the professor's hat and
gave noi' check for it -iri return. An
hour later, when the professor came
out bf the dining-room, the negro
glanced at him and handed him his
hat. The negro's ability to remember
to whom each article of clothing" be
longed struck the professor as being
something very wonderful. "How did
you know this was my hat?" he
aske'd. "I didp't know it, sah," was
the reply. "Then why did you give
it to me?" the professor persisted
"Because you sah."
Noted Counterfeit*™ oj Paintings Are
Hard Work In Europe.
In anticipation of ,the .rusli of hal
Informed picture buyers at the Parfs
exposition the counterfeiters of paint
ings by well-known artists are hard
at work. Mr. Thurber of this city has
been notified by a "corespondent in
Amsterdam that that city and also
Brussels is full of spurious old mas
ters, and the case -is instanced bf a
picture that was sold a year ago which
has turned up again bearing the
name of a more famous painter than
its author and priced accordingly.
From another source it is reported
that two of the most famous falsifiers
of pictures in Europe are rushed with
orders for their specialties. The Lon
don picture factories are turning out
old English paintings by the dozen.
Everything that will briqg a good
price is being- counterfeited. They
are prinicpally sent to Paris, where
shady dealers are quick to pick them
up. The dealers who do not scruple
to forward this dishonest traffic do
not as a rule sell the pictures them
selves, but they are peddled about by
irresponsible but glib and well dressed
persons, who always tell the same'
story. The picture belongs to some
private owner who is pressed for
money, but who desires to avoid pub
licity. For this reason liis name can
not be given. He could sell to a
dealer, but the dealer would want to
make too much profit. He would want
to pay $5,000 and charge $15,000. The
owner prefers to sell to a collector
of taste and judgment for $10,000. He
will even, being in straits for cash,
take $8,000. Finally, after much par
ley, the picture is sold for $6,000, and
the new owner congratulates himself
on having obtained a masterpiece by
a famous painter for one-third its val
ue. This is a sample case, though
the figures are usually smaller. It is
easy to give a painting the look of
age. It is only to mix dirt with the
paints and .with the varnish. Bad
varnish died quickly produces deep
cracks, and these can be made to ap
pear old cracks by putting another
coat of varnish over them. There is
a sure way of avoiding being caught
by such tricks it is to buy of a re
sponsible dealer and pay the actual
value of the work.—Chicago News
Efforts of tlie
Salesman to Amuse the
Big Customer In Town.
newspaper man had brought
•the salesman from the wholesale dry
goods house up to the_ club. After he
•had been introduced to three or four
of the members and they all hid
something to take off the chill, the
salesman got kind of limbered up.
"It's customary among the wholesale
merchants of Chicago," he began, "to
treat the people who come in from
the country to buy goods pretty nicely
kind of make them feel good, you
know, when, they are in the city—
show them the sights—take them
around a little. Of course, this is es
pecially the case if tlr.
'uu—, ay- Well, I
had one of these good angels' come
into the store one day and call for
me. He was one bf my old customers
and he was going to buy a great big
bill. You can imagine that I wanted
to treat him' all right. It happened
at the time the Thomas concerts were
running at full blast on the lake
front, and on this particular occa
sion a Wagner night was announced.
This led me to believe that W "would
be an exceptional treat for my guest
to listen to the masterpieces of the
great composer. So down there we
went, took seats at a convivial table,
quietly sipped our glasses and
watched the blue smoke graceful
ly curl above us .wihile the orchestra
•poured forth the delightful strains of
that classical, entrancing harmony.
The concert ended. The music had
steeped my very soul and I was frill
of enthusiasm. 'And, now, Mr,
Smith,' I asked, 'what do you think
of Wagner?' 'Well, I'll tell you what
I think, if you want to know,' said
Smith 'I think Wagner was a gol
blasted fool that he didn't stick to
the sleeping car business.' "—Inland
Want Their Nationality,.
Sir John Henry de Villiers, chiel
justice of the Cape bf Good Hope, has
in London several weeks quietly
switching the tendencies of imperial
politics. He says that all Dutch South
Africa would bitterly resent the -an
nexation of the republics. He adds:
"This war was forced on President
Kruger.'1 His ultimatum was somewhat
intemperate in tone—he made' a mis
take when he sent it—(but the steady
tide of British aggression threatened
to overbear him, and his final diplo
matic effort was born of exasperation.
What Mr. Chamberlain asked him to
up was the equivalent ..of Dutch
independence. The story that Presi
dents Kruger .and Steyn aspired to
drive the British into the seal* is a fa
ble. All the Dutch leaders ever want
ed was to preserve the Dutch nation
ality. That is all they want to-day.
But they cannot have it. They have
fought a good fight, they have de
served to continue as a people, but
their independence will be ground to
-fcowder under the iron heel. of war.
When the British field niarstel, bril
liant generalana' a ••,bra1ve. &id good
man, shall have .. flung his flag above
the seat of government at Pretoria, as
he already Has "done at Bibemf'ontein,
and shall 'ha^ebrought thin ^Ksderal
patriots under the rule bf Great Brit
ain, we shall witness, the conclusion
of a dark chapter in the history of
human greed."—E. P. Bell, in,,Chicago
Record. r.
Herbert Spencer's Habits.
Herbert Spencer begins nis.
work with having the morning papers
read to 'him, In the" afternoon he
reads magazines, listens tC\good mu
sic and takes a drive, and at 10 o'clock
he retires.
It is.-pretty certain that people are
never really as miserable as they think
they are
Harry Tardon to Come In July—English
Golf Champion to Play Three Days on
Midlothian Llnkj Near Chicago—Jef
fries' Father l'rays for His Son's Defeat.
The first match in which Harry Var
don will participate on his return to
this country from England will be
held on the links of the Midlothian
Country club at Blue Island, near Chi
cago, where he has been engaged to
give a three days' exhibition July 10,
11 and 12. The English champion will
come directly to Chicago upon his arriv
al and several of the local clubs have
already made overtures to hav3 him
play exhibition matches over their
links. Willie Smith, the American
champion and Midlothian professional
instructor, will play a thirty-six hole
match with Vardon during his visit to
Midlothian. Smith was defeated dur
ing the winter on the links of the
Country club at St. Augustine, Fla.,
by the English champion in a thirty
six hole match, by a score of 2 up ana
1 to play. His familiarity with the
Blue Island course, it is thought, will
be a great advantage to him and a
close match is expected. On the other
days Vardon will be pitted against the
best ball of two of the leading pro
Jeffries' Father Prays for Ills Son.
Rev. A. C. Jeffries father of the
champion pugilist, is praying that his
burly son may soon see the error of his
ways. A minister from the home ot
Jeffries' father is quoted as follows:
"Brother Jeffries is deeply grieved
at the course his son is pursuing. Of
course when James was matched to
fights Fitzsiminons his father was
greatly perturbed, but the newspapers,
I am sure, colored what he is alleged
to have said in reference to his pray
ing for James' victory over Robert
Fitzsimmons. I had a long talk witn
Brother Jeffries shortly before he left
for Portland. He sincerely hopes that
some day before long some little spider
of a fellow may give James a good
whipping, and that then the bad boy
may desert the evil prize ring."
Thorpe Goes to St. I.ouif.
Charley Thorpe, the veteran Cali
fornia jockey, rode Yellow Tail in the
inaugural race at St. Louis. Thorpe
says there is no doubt this will be his
last season on the turf. He has quit
the employ of Burns & Waterhouse,
and during the coming season will ride
exclusively on Chicago tracks, taking
such mounts as he thinks are about
the best in the race. He will be a
free lance. He says he is too old now
to ride promiscuously as younger men
can, and, besides, fesls more indepen
dent, as he has a more than comforta
ble fortune, which will keep him the
rest of his days without work. He
plans to open a cafe in San Francisco
after the close of the present season.
Champion Broad Jum
He established his right to this titH?
the annual relay meet of t£e univer
sity of Pennsylvania, which was held
in Philadelphia recently. He jumped
24 feet, I1/* inches, .breaking the
world's record of 24 feet, 4% inches,
held by A. C. Kraenzlein, of Philadel
phia. Two years ago Prinstein entered
the broad jump contest at Philadel
phia. He made 23 feet, 7% Inches
then and won the championship. Last
year he was defeated by Kraenzlein
and after that it was claimed that he
had lost form. He said nothing but
kept in training right along. About a
week before the games he told Chan
cellor Day, of Syracuse University,
that he-was going to win the broad
jump if he had to jump a leg off. Prin
stein is a modest fellow and has never
been accused of blowing his own horn.
But he knew that he was in fine con
dition and was resolved to redeem
himself. The story -of how well he
accomplished it Is now too familiar
to bear repetition. Prinstein is a
member of the junior class of Syracuse
University. He is 22 years old and
has always lived in Syracuse. He ex
cels in his studies as he does in ath
letics and is one of the best men in
his class from a scholastic standpoint.
As an athlete he is a uard and famiful
worker and keeps In condition the year
round, xie does not break training af
ter an event. Of course he does not
do the rigorous work out of season
that he does when he is preparing for
an event but he regulates his work
so that he id in fit shape all the time.
^gH§To Fight the Magnates. v*
The is little doubt that the" Na
tional League and Class A League
players will organize to fight opipres
sion and injustice, and it is reported
that each member of every National
League club is subscribing $5 monthly
into a fund to be paid into the treas
ury of a union to be formed this fall.
The only way to secure fair treatment
is to fight the magnates with their
own weapons, meeting secret organi
zation with cquntgj^sgcret orggptiza
Time's Queer Whirligig.
The last time Chicago had repre
sentation a minor league ivas-in
18$8, wfcen it had a team in the West
Am AMoelftttpa, which is now the
Americas Leagw. Herman Loai
started that season playing left field
for it, was brought into the infield,
and started in his great career. A
singular coincidence is that in 1888
Tom Loftus, now Chicago's manager,
was at the head of the Western As
sociation team in St. Louis, while
Charlie Comiskey managed the St.
Louis Browns. Now Loftus is in
charge of the league team at Chicago,
while Comiskey manages the Windy
City's American League team.,i
An Old-Time Fighter
Prof. Mike Donovan is an old-time
fighter whom none of the crop of pu
gilists of the present day can make a
monkey of. When Jack Dempsey was
in his prime Donovan fought him for
six rounus and surprised the Nonpareil
as no one else excepting Bob Fitzsim
mons ever succeeded in doing. He also
bested Dominick McCaffery, who 13
one of the cleverest .men of his weight
the modern school has ever produced.
McAuliffe's successor, Kid Lavinge,
was not his equal as a boxer, but
Young Griffo demonstrated to him that
there were men in his class who are
fully as skillful as he. Prof. Donovan
is now the instructor of the New York
Athletic club and is in daily practice
with the gloves.
•j: ••••••.. 7
Other Sporting Matters.
Jimmy Michael is riding fast in
training. The "Welsh Rarebit" is us
ing a 112-gear, but will later on change
it to 130, which he will use in all his
Tommy Ryan has practically agreed
to meet Joe Choynskl. The Fort Dear
born people' are negotiating for this
fight. Walcott is anxious to meet
Choynski again. Ryan has drawn the
color line on ims man. and a win over
Choynski in six rounds would give him
something of a line on the negro. Wal
cott, with his rushing method and car
rying the fight with Choynski, could
do something a man standing off spar
ring the ex-Californian never could do
—namely, finish him inside of six.
President of N. C. A. Resigns.
John A. Blaurock has resigned the
presidency of the N. C. A. and he has
been succeeded by Geor^Oooke, pres
ck is a busy
[e could not give tlie
N. C. A. the attention it deserved,"so
he stepped down to make room for a
man who can look after all the uetails
of the office.
Automobile Weighing Fourteen Tons.
A wealthy Australian owns what is
said to be the heaviest automobile in
the world. It weighs fourteen tons
and is run by a gasoline motor ot
seventy-five horse power. This enor
mous vehicle, which is capable of a
speed when needed of eight miles an
hour, is employed to carry freight to
and from a gold mine situated 372
miles in the interior of the country.
Island of St. Helena.
St. Helena is a lonely island in the
Atlantic 1,200 miles from the west
coast of Africa, 1,695 miles from Cape
Town, and 4,477 miles from Southamp
ton. It Is of volcanic origin and con
sists of numerous rugged mountains,
the highest rising to a height of 2,800
feet. It measures ten miles by eight
and has an area of 47 square miles the
population at the last census in 1891
was 4,116. It was discovered by the
Portuguese in 1502, and taken posses
sion of by the British East India Com
pany in 1651. They remained masters
of-the island until 1834, since when it
has been administered by a governor
and a council of four members. Pre
vious to the cutting of the Suez Canal,
St. Helena was a favorite port of call
for vessels bound to and from India by
the Cape of Good Hope, and Ithe inhab
itants did a large trade in furnishing
these vessels with provisions and
other supplies. But the shorter route
afforded by the Canal and the Red Sea
has entirely destroyed this trade, and
the island is speedily going from bad
to worse. It is chiefly celebrated as
ithe place of Napoleon Bonaparte's im
prisonment from 1815 to his death in
1&21. A small garrison ig always sta
tioned on the island, but this will be
largely increased now that it is made'
the home of the Boer, prisoners* The
house in which Napoleon died Is still
in a good state of preservation and
will doubtless be utilize^ for some of
•the more important prisoners now Sta
tioned there.
.1- V*
Bogs Caused Fire Alarm.
Trenton (N. J.) correspondence New
York Herald: A cloud of bugs was
•responsible for the calling out of the
Trenton fire department last night
The bugs were gathered around the
steteple of the Fourth- Presbyterian
church in such numbers and at such
a distance from the ground that a pas
serby mistook them for smoke and
sent in an alarm. When the fire de
partment arrived Chief Allen, with
the aid of a field glass, discovered the
mistake: anil: the jBre companies re*
tiiirned^to^tiieir housfefcfc
Largest Building lnVitba'|Wsrld. 'r'
It is difficult to say with certainty
whica is the largest building in the
world. .This distinction probably be
longs to the Vaftlean Palace in Rome,
which, however, is not a single build
ing but a vast series of constructions.
This occupies a space of 1,151 bjr ft?
feet and *hrr said to co»t|jn
lis, chapels,
''ent hy tlio Atlanta, Ga., University
the Paris Exposition.
Some months ago the Atlanta (Ga.)'!
university sent a negro exhibit to
Paris for the exposition and*last week
a second negro exhibit, with the same
destination, was forwarded by the
same university. It is said by the At
lanta papers to be an exhaustive so
cial study of the Georgia negro, who,'
as Georgia has the largest negro pop
ulation of any state, is taken as a fair
representative of the race in this coun
try. It is illustrated by maps, col
ored charts and other devices. The
facts shown are decidedly encourag
ing not only in regard to the material
progress of the negro, but as to his
intellectual progress as well. The In
crease in numbers has been steady
from 1790 to the present time, while
the proportion in relation to the
whites has also grown from 37 per
cent in 1800 to 46 per cent in 1890,
there being in 1890 over 850,000 negro
residents in Georgia. The freedmen
of Georgia and their sons own at pres
et 1,062,225 acres of land—an increase
of over 700,000 acres since 1874—and
their taxable property is assessed at
about $13,500,000, having increased in
value nearly $9,000,000 since 1875. In
the various occupations the agricul
tural laborers are still in the great
majority, although there is practically
no occupation or profession that is not
represented by a few at least. Illit
eracy has decreased from 90 per cent
in 1860 to 50 per cent in 1900, and the
number of children in the publio
schools has increased in the same,g£-„
riod from seven to nearly 130,000.
There are 2,800 negro public schools,
with, property valued at $196,010, and
about 3,500 negro public school teach
ers. The number of negro students
in different courses—business, classic
al, professional, scientific, normal and
industrial—varies from twelve in busi
ness to 2,252 in industrial courses.
There are many other facts shown.
For inf uincr-. Uie migration of negroeg
is illusiruted by iiie Georgia negro.
Negrot-:? bon in Georgia are shown to
je in f»verr state and territory but
one, while negroes from Over half of
the states aid territories are now liv
ing in Georjia. Other points brought
out are thr* cnriugal conditions, the
numbers ii-ing in cities, towns and
rural districts, an! the race amalgama
tion Under this it is shown that only
44 per cent o£ the race are pure Afri
can- anrt J.G per cent are more white
than colrred. There are maps of the
principal1 Georgia cities illustrating
graphically the relative numbers of
the pocr and the well to do and the
living conditions of all, and there ara
large jvolumes containing much that
is interesting in the way of negro leg
islation—the "black laws" of Georgia
from he earliest times. The work on
the f./iiibit was done by negroes—Dr.
Du Bi.ia and his assistants, most of
whomjare Atlanta university gradu
ates.—Chicago News. J*"
"A ououct ot bright
Is the way a thoughtful passer-by de- ....
ticribes .row of bobbing heads in &
on La B^lle avenue just south!
of Superior street., The window in
question is one of the western ex
posures of the orphan asylum, dedicat
ed to the name of dear St. Vincent,
and presided over by the gentle relig
ious who wear the waving bonnets oi
white linen and minister charity in
the name of their patron on battlefield,
in hospital, among the poor and th« S
weak and the lowly. The row of tinj
heads in the window on Superior street
is comprised of a group of tiny or
phans happily regarding the occur
rences on the pavement as a specia",
play arranged for their special enter
tainment. The faces are bright and
sunny and smiling and as cleanly as
soap and water and happy hearts can
make them. The little bright heads
are well brushed and orderly and the
pretty colored dresses add tints to the
picture as soft and alluring as the
tints of the flowers that bloom in "the
spring. Through the spaces between
the heads a glimpse can be caught ot
a circle of happy children with'1
playing gayly the pastimes and gam
of youth, and when the window is
raised one can hear sounds of prattle
and merriment and listen to bursts of
childish song or to the echo of child
ish laughter. Close at hand walks the
sweet-faced religious with a 'litart.
Dr. Hermann Adler, the chief rabbi,
Js, 60, years of age. He was. educated
at University College, London, and tho
Universities of Prague and Leipzig.
He. succeeded his father in the posi
tion of chief rabbi in 1891. Literary
eminence is one of his main creden
tials to distinction. He was joint,
author of a reply to Bishop Colenso's
volcanic "Criticism on the Penta
teuch," which created much comment
about thirty years ago. He has also
conducted vigorous polemical con
troversies with such redoubtable ad
versaries as Prof. Max-Muller annd
Goldwin Smith.
Appreciated Sewing School.
A street car in the eastern district.
Brooklyn, waited for a crowd of wo
..men who were nearly a block away, thi
other day. One of the passengers ob
jected to the delay and sadd: "Why do
you wait for those women?" "Be
cause," said the conductor, "they^n
'learnfed' 'my little girl to sew In a sew
ing school over there. There is a patclv ,„,v
she p.ut in," he added, pointing to the
neatly mended sleeve of his coat.
Giant Appte Tree.
The largest apple tree In the Stal«
of New Yorlt is an old giant^stebdinA^^
nefu: the town ot WUaoa. -'ft*- #a»
planted Ip/lSlB and lts highett
tj^fty-three barrels of applet a'
leisure from itself. In her armst
baby lies and a number of tiny fi\
ures toddle after her, clutching at
dress. It is a little glimpse into th
heart of a happy world, a world whos-.
acquaintance with sorrow has be«i
soothed by the ministry of tendr:
hands and charitable deeds.—Chicag'
\Vindom of the Chlet Rabbi.

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