Siilxt "Waist Sots, JT r
Sterling Silver, 75c to $2 25, Oold Platei,vGii . EliOOxJ
COc to $1-25, Solid Gold, $5 to $15. Plated I
and Blsck Belt Bucklejj35goj 55 j
RIDER, BRYANT & CO., .
i ii ltr wi n
m i n ii . rt
ti ts a ii a i
259 MAIN STREET,
o77 rJx'v fCjfBolI
,it ii '.'T'ri fr"H,.i;." iw-
n & j.iaii a :n or gjiosBaoau?-
i 1 . i .... f 3a if ti "
ecj isacc ulg 7.ny xtc i wsn rgi lnto any vUiage .toe UiiMkMi Wmwiiow.
J SIS fcCJ! .TqrcM (MIO ErBCC Tngldgredients: 10 pounds ot pure glue, three pounds of whitelof an egg, tiirty four
"CCdT tf'CCt It ISO . 10 sJ.uljKOi tat. BiuhL B.lul..OBe.tnnrth nnunls nhHmhktn.'llnMuAin.xnr,l nurUn.-
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aj la son tt -ton
3 lo son .ymo
XJile!lKjri( Sll I'll EOUEBJl f-t-iofuii
wotJt Tiiu IB uiad Jjssix 9dl cp Oil saiaaj
buvh lb f -ihsqq.18 ws-ifeo. eu-na ol
fe'imliuT 'mi v iiu lit jouuo.i timil
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E fc) CCd bl B ilS TtilmiAB rvl nlinanhut. utaonailan1 A . UMJa. ravllJo unit Tia rnat will. . , ,
rer.itii here you Jmsfl fJj.jioMii.wM pjaas-bow MiW . wJU .he.afiSbiJpHnila, BA,jne eT,,-a:rftn fna
-7 I I
This la what the Waterbury rurnlture C; Jpr-epjUctipg lpr1epl4il?iWiP'rld.,,t J-fR t nul'.ia'I
like the oenter of grayity tawaptls j w WolJ all Our. p oplft,se,,F1r.ln(!th,eJ?f!rft3t,fi ciinS .saolos
Nobotly goes away dlssatisfle ajOuiijiiuiwaBe stock! ojgoods uras8egTanWsgi 9,o ebl
we ever saw tor completeness, In prj, et;levaadtii .shJfnftl PabjF ftrrlages 91 ertl lol Mob
200 (eet long Is a sight to behold. Chamber sots tbmtaiue way. !:f lK),fleuvoo n,ie0 jfi rfaidw
Quaker ranges take the lead. ijnl-w 9J.iT .bF-; j ol mml edinoJ .111 oil
.eJfisV af.iioO r.sJdlJI
' t 'tcsllis J ,dos o?.t
1S5 to 169 East Main!St.,opposite Spring St.
THE LIBERAL HOUSE-FURNISHERS.
JOHN M0RIARTY t!0r,mtof8i?
oi bio ah
TiT . " . . - . i
("fiWX'bSf . I
)St 03 30 li jjs
3i esbI w
-59aeoovi9n ,sislisTpw( .man
".2?5 ol3,UWa lo e,d 1JM
smX. slldg down T S KSiEHj
dowu. B8 eeeVMi
When you want Horse Blankets, Robes, Cattle Stanchions, Sleds,
Skates, Wringers, Sweepers. Don't forget the spot.
Ub)nmniulJ IiJVr-MiW l tive otb
n s nol saw oif w I J9q'" 3nj-
ArchitefM sJidjBuilfer4-: swoftV.l e,
76S North Ave. cor
Buyers oi- Sellers.
A ny Information will be cheertully given or sent those who can not convenient1 y visit
the offloe of
277 East Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
We now have on hand several second
hand Cooking Stoves, some for wood only,
which we propose to offer at a reasonable
price. Our stock of New Stoves and rang
es for the Sprinsr trade are here and we ex
pect to make the prices low in order to
close them out before summer in order to
make room for Oil and Vapor Stoves-
If you want Pumps, Sinks, Lead Pipes,
Gutters, Tin Eooflng, Plumbing or any
thing in our line we would be glad to make
you a price either on large or small jobs.
i'-rj Resp'y Yours
SANDY HOOK, CONN.
MORE SHOES SOLD!
ANY OTHER STORE!
-IN THE 8TATE, AT-
384 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN
A G. Baker's Adv't.
Isn't it sad and deplorable, the ignorance
tnat crops oat ana comes to tne snriaee now
and then? And we don't have to go to "DarK
est Alrica" to find it either. Why only one
evening last week, we stood on the Opera
House corner in the eniignteneu ana cultured
town of Dnnbury when a middle aged man, a
real bright looking man, with a crease In bU
trouser lens too, stepped up and says, "Say,
Where's llawley villa?" Well now it he had
squirted a double dose ot"knocker-out-drops"
riht squarely in our lace and eyes our paral
yses could not have been more complete. We
stood and looked at that man until one sus
pemler button burst from its socket and then
we looked at him again to make sure that he
was in real earnest and not a joker. Could it
be possible that this question could be asked
in all seriousness and in straight finglish, in
this day ol enlightenment when every school
boy in the land can tell you where the baboon
sprang trom and can locate the source and
mouth of the Columbia river, and repeat in
all its detail the story where truth and verao
tty and George Washington's litt!e hatchet
and a certain cherry tree got mixed np to-
ether, etc., etc , and this to happen right
ere in the streets of Danbury. Proud old
Danbury with her magnificent public library
and unparalleled system of public,private and
high schools, and sewing societies and othgi
kindred bureaus ot information. The town ot
all towns where every man, women and child
is supposed to be chock lull ot knowledge,
and all the latest ideas on hats, and able to
solve everything from the knotty problems
ol Euclid, of Sociology, Theology, Oeology,
and the intricate mysteries ol the planetary
system down to the common place easier
questions of just how much more care and
motherly solicitude a ben is taught by in
stinct to exercise during 4he batching period
over "Western limed" than over "Jresh laid
near bys"; or Just when a pi ceases to be a
pig and becomes a hog. We all know just
wheii this transformation takes place in a
man, but it is much more difficult to deter
mine its date in a pig. And this question to
be put straight at US, of all others who have
for the past three years been repeatedly and
most persistently calling attention to Ha wley
ville and parting back the tall grass with our
own hands that you might be able to see her.
Do you wonder that -we were staggered and
paralyzed and had to grasp the corner ot the
Opera House ior support, and let a bystander
answer ior us, and what do yon think he said
why he simply looked aghast and said. 'dam
phirio," or -some similar sounding foreign
word, and passed on, and do you wonder that
at this juncture everything tunfed black and
we saw sars and passed into a kind of semi
conscious state, and the electric lights flick
ered and burned green, and the trolley cars
stopped, and the opera bouse seemed totter
ing upon its base and about ready (except
for our firm hold npon It) to crash down upon
City Hall, and the night lunch wagon, and
the soldiers' monument stood at a "charge
bayonet" position or like the leaning tower
oi Pisa, and Partwell's clothing house ap
peared in the firmament -npside down be
tween the stars oi the Great Dipper and the
town clock struck hurriedly "and ominously
five minutes abad ot time, instead oi five
minutes behind, as is its custom, and the
West streetside walks were Tent in twain (as
is their custom) and everything betokened
the crack ot doom. When we came to, the
electric lights were burning brightly and the
man had passed on, or else been swallowed
up in the sidewalk, and we were glad tor his
second qnestion would undoubtedly have
been "Who is president now?" and if "we
tcew anything about Baker's furniture estao
lisbment or where it was to be found," and
then we should undoubtedly have dropped
dead in our tracks. Now we started out with
tne Idea of calling attention to some things
at llawleyville but we struck the Gulf Stream
and drifted from our course, so when you
come to Hawleyville as we know yon will be
fore you aeciue to ouy mucu iurniture, we
shall take all the more -pains to show von
through our very complete line ot furniture.
mattings, carpets, Daoy carriages ana refrig
erators and our low prices. We have no
snap" bargains or "leaders" as they are in
nocently called, but we have good, sanare.
consistent, uniform prices, irom top to base
ment, and all based on the smallast expenses
we believe ot any furniture concern, oi our
size in the state. . .- .; .
A. G. BAKER, Furniture" Warerooms,
Opposite Union Depot, Hawley-
Don't Forget! . ;-
y "AFinelineof '
Teas and Coffees.
Try Nutriotine for Your Hors
es and Cattle-. :
A. B. Fancher, :
HAWLETVTLLK CEXTES- "
" ' . ."-.. . ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS, '- ; I
7 211 Main Street. ' . - Danbury, Conn,
. PROGRESSIVE 1 BUSINESS
DEMANDS UNREMITTING EFFORTS.
This month's ofierings emphasize the story
that our stora has told for years.
jfre the order of the day. Our stock of Suits
. for-Men, Boys and Children surpasses all our
previous-efforts,-1 , , ; , 1 " . Z:t .
An inspection is all we ask- Seeing will sure
ly lead to buying. ;
THE ALBANY DENTISTS,
388 MAIN STREET,
Opp".' Cannon St., Bridgeport
and 60 per cent on nwta>.i3.W
S frl lit &mf I it' '1 I - -vv Mmm I
Km : a vai am. ... m at u m
VvJJ I Duff auc 33o-tt affDc.4eirftrd
to lauuuux o 9fuiJ 9ai i ! bmYo suio-i
boos 8 lili fi f'n9j --vi i! .lo-JtHtw ;;fI3
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tan trn ,ao3fiaicnoasii osvss
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wooa ,Qbitow sni it: Jg'sgial
fiuuaou iiuTj a aaun ut Awn
til eaw b11T" .liinoUiiaiOTon'ib
dui.ii 8bw jjaau ftrtT .nsvaH
EEPEESEHTED BT J0HI J.
FOB SEWTOWl" ARB VIOnUTT,
49-Justnow I have a sale T per cent invest
ment ior a limited amount. : :
- B. H. MATT00N,
- . Pythian Hall, . Watertown, - Cann.
Telephone, r , -f .
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nibinationa CIottviir..B .i.y adx
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9it r .aiiasvs 9i088 sdJ 9otuoM oi iagw :" SmvjI aCcjft
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I I. I IUUUU1C1KUIC J11U1LBUUDR K
Sii- ifdjHj 9sfr .aaiaaya atoaa tdi gntuoK ol jggw :og itvx
c.t 01 jA
7tL:iui 3aa lot eaui JoK
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i' .90!7TJ SCJIU9VJ .PUS itOfl
lioiio ,.ca q 8 3A : bi.'i p?;KTM
Bee is t,q, form a chain of if f9BjJoi
aoouc tne cruise or tne "ritsland," I
tne epaia; Jor between ttus letkrtuidtae
ks In the
odJ lo ti03q snuo1? 9i .
W9do 9i9w olqosqo ,r JEnor fO.--.KT.yaiiq r''
.uuj uuiuvfgD. WMas.lUflWajUBUUU) m-.Uu ntfl forftS-1 MrTerVWn 'liar lanheateat-
' 8M IO RTA3-I
to narfl l;4iiV Qrf1 D.sff,to ftr
rt.-if.l. larcrfl fltlnti.it.irtfilnf r!Tot.WTfoKTnWo'i&tt4rrd .
' ovear our oomdtitt)ts to awWoiel)
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.ioob sdl fiioil nsi-
LISTEN TO AUR : ACB;OEERieEa
rnlio". -I1fqf' 1I10Y v9K 8 nl Snrct9" mi!
J. W. JOHNSON,
Ifvon TiRfld iTifrarftnp.A nf anv klnil. write
at and I will send representative to see you.
BOGARDUS & BRASIE,
TOKRINGTON, CONN. j -
Old Bsliable Companies- Loweit KaUa.
W. A. - LEONARD. Newtown, Conn
FAIRCHILD & MEAD,
General Insoraaea And Ksal Estate Agrsata,
81 F AIRFIELD AVEHDE, BEISOEF0ET. C0XB
. Warner Building. Eoom 2.
a 1 .
We have a large line of Men's tack Suits
which are handsome, stylish and perfect fit
ting, in both light and dark patterns at
which will wear and give as good satisfac
tion as suits usually sold elsewhere at $8X0
and $10; style single or double breasted.
Our Men's Sack Suits at $8.50 and $10 in
every desirable style ot goods otters an op
portunity for bargains found only in our
We have Men's Sack Suits in higher
grades oi the very best style, nt and quality,
and are conspicuous for the low combination
prices. All our goods are from the best mills
in the country and represent their latest and
best designs, $13, $13, $15, $16, $18 and $20.
Men's Trousers best make in the country,
McMillan, Sweet & Orr, Dutchess and others,
Prices $1 to $6.
rrewfpaper carregoonaence Jfltft w
fared UU.w orobarked for thebfcW
. k. U1EUIOOI
8trnck me,4ik lifieXormii
. - t . . A
dUfi3 araotHirirsbet!t ICrrtWfaiHriT
'one's fancy wan letters that
rho Hop. T nu.vc
voyage across the Atlantic &&MaAinA-
. j s . IZ. l: - " T""
te.fc Miri aiL walls fand kiosks and dornea: and it U
if von are blnir on an extendi tonf andl ?l"r"T,TC".'e,"lJu?Puoro lD8
wmtmrt mHiawm ?KI18r,S
d;ktid&Hf jTritjUi oryf8iAiry S'iiffiBbrflajIi sdJ labUaoa
3 ;9i fid 3li
e It lo 9u
apatf. ti'f akwttiew hatJcfwwrliipsrrjnHJ
..crisei J flrarranthatta thxte'dayVtfe
W) i&AJ&ffQjp less. iljipbbrtaSfl
naxaTe-ess rdctuc ptnrtic"n8fna tne. eov.
erdrDrt bdoaVMnM tOttWheibs'w'
what.iiojAre. be. will.not be id tne least
rashamecr "of his iDeTination.'iUifer.1'
tsrti"ri' 9jja an 9J
.proper leagtfeaftqd paade 4a 3in inqaaled
ma'anprlesi$ia!to$lS.9fuiiQru .1 I 5 '
ni I ) i!0 firrfj ro b o:I'i ai b7
Onr B'lacj' Mtid,8 1 SniW
rrock and jack-suy stake he iettJ loV'Dre1
and will convince iron' th&t iirsmA lioessar
for you to be out of lite'oii"ateci n hi the
cost. They are made In 'tbrei ittn: 6utl
away, Bingle and double breastea sack 'at
$9X0, $12, $13, $15, $18, $20 and $24.
Our line of Spring Overcoats is coiflMefe
and is as necessary to complete a gen tlemah'41
outfit. It is impossible to find anywhere else
such an assortment and values we oiler at
$6X0, $7, $8X0, $10, $12, $13 and $15.
Just nov we would call your attention to our Men's Clay Wor
sted Dress Suit all wool and the best ihills make in the conn try,
cut in frock, single and double breasted sack at $9.50. Our Chil
dren's Department is abundantly stocked with the largest in the
City. - Our Hat Furnishings are complete with choicest and new
est that the market affords. Trunks, Bags, Oil Clothing,' Horse
Blankets, Hammocks, Umbrellas, etc.
FOSTER, BESSE & 00,
Combination Clothisri and Uen'i Furnishers Operators of 27 stores,
317 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN-
WUPV K'ATI im - ID
- rHE'B iTZ A JtlC OF ' "TAi A WAT
lnA.n.flahif-in1 ai1 fo tr i,r.nri trn.i'fu u. I '
i ut-u a iirai,u cniunu auu ii a
ia?afittfsMl.wrttiirf faflted aim tofreful four-
.TnTC?T?.7ii7 nri"li''J"'"i'"T """" rruo yon tbmk cnar He win j)fci T eow
seieciea wuiLthe idea ot being aneaa oi au I'Ui&b' after thefHatP' 1 ABWTHqueh-jquJ
comneUUonJittheserlinem-iVkev are'etatiiSie li8nreiHlMO JthatJlliKtrRtioils me hot
1 1 watched as they rose out ot the bosom
I Hrf"V Dn tTTtvn t-t--wi-w 4'U ark n a r I w r . . . . .
. i ".-!. t. 1 1 . j xr : . r w --
jniB-i4bTj tTOBffwH90isr rriTiiirTtrfccibi) tbr'trtlr?0f'e1
.afftid to disen-
eaon nthpr .nd f r.
feVeVpP divided by
informed as if by
Bct-etnes, each of
nBW eye.s.KS ( -k, K.w.. .u- rCu..
I r vnuru.eiu iiuk icw x urn,
tW fME,t IF GRKEK3
tkSBagaJdealie (4Jcklit rjewadtest empire
idea Uit JUarrjtisvCIXlJOtale, bat his
dtj-wtaupsciaiteilMaSaDadcan one be
whoioiwivcawensEaa id suMer 404, and
who cast his brother, the riehlf ul tover-
eien, into prison for theoskece of be ice
anHMtbetia tmaeaSl sMaTTan himself ia
on all t ourg"as our, tieqjogicap .prof eg
sbr. We'd WsaVf f tivfe: beff twtfertote
if.'ft'ftei ;tfer45 de?eymettl law jr
AndJ:&&cfatwBb.iterti.bBJ the) .."Fties-.
ftCBuiBftfrliorneitoey, wwl be "re
tnfev fc'lll Be fltilff ttt 6rt)r 'tifttr' arvthin?
er'io4)'Ht WaS)4e year, ai ibif i&-
dtia thtB piawf ia .Teru ll;r.i ,-
Wongb all,h,9 KOWea 'Wff
Illy 'f1 t?tWorf-,h
wonder. JUi seaiog . .COMUntlnople's
Ptarv navejiot, J3eencarriea,(iacitl lf
I r' cT6 w inrf rtprAll .Wk tthnii k h hen
6ctirie Jh tah baaai al derates? orEog
iDd.rf The aiena .Are all pointing that
Way : tiie cteeebt fefalr waTiV and wane
feiai thinnpea tne iaipoveriistcd and top-
i)ertyiaaV.cekeEecie!CUsisI This shall
l-be tbe reurrtction-day fpr Christian mis
Nidfife itflnfe EsCrttrts'ThatfU the day-
amrArEaog'OTCr sce.iv&rft. mountains.
sec tneae UDDleasftDt Jhiras.wui soon De
rdrgot,fe,n,''ami We s-HKlfinrilljy 'of-oirf
crutse as a play' Wttrl' th'Wirtara BHirjlBt,
raiien-aaaia reat ptBnfcrttunjniB Juncn-
bafkets snilJuil,, .i-.-.h ""'"-i
My last letter. left vowdear,reMeP. m
Atnena : ana, aitnouen i lain wouia n
Every farmer should have.one for thiB Har
row does its work Just as the hand spade does
by cutting into and lifting np the soil, there
by xiisintergrating and aerating it, giving the
same fine culture to broad fields that the'gard
ner does to his natrow -garden ; and special
investigation and expended inquiry baye on
ly confirmed Ourf opinion that It Is-; the com
ing implement for pulverizing ;tbe aoii; and
that as now perfected it is unquestionably
the best and cheapest harrow ever invented
Don't forget to call on ns for your Farming
T00IS otall kinds and also Hardware. '
Xj g- bum :mt j jst
. , 383 Main Street; Bridgeport, Conn. . j
DR C. L. G. NICHOLS,
. DENTIST, j
St urges Block. COJJN.
NEWTOWN SAVINGS BAKK-Newtown,
Conn. Incorporated 1855. .... s
rmijO (JLAKKR. President: C. H. NOETH
EOF, Treasurer. HOUBS 9 a. m. to 8 p.m.;
Mondays, Ttonp.m. , .. , s
SDx 25- S. Todd,
' Veterinary Surgeon, !
HEW MILFOED, . . : . . COM
Word may be left at the Grand Central.
EDWARDS M.SMITH, M.J.
PHYSICIAN AND STJHQKOW.
OfBee and Besidenee HewtowB Street- .
Telephone Coaneetien. i : -
JD. P. JilCHARDSOSr, M. D.
PHTSICIAH ASD SUE0E0N, .'; -Office
and Bssidenee, Sandy Hook
CI.LESI A. BENEDICT, M. D - ( -PhTaioian
. 848 State St., Bridgeport.
Eleetiieity one of the tbarapeatie agenui.' Of.
S hour.froni 10 a. n; to 12 a. 8 to 4 p. m.
Paul V. Sunderland, M. iD,,
' Physician aad Surgeon. .
Newtown, Conn. ; i
Office in Sanford Block. ' ' - '
jtsrNleht calls from Grand Central -Hotel.
PECK & LINES,
157 to 181 Middle StV " i " -
A new line of Whitewash, Paint,
nd Varnish Brashes just received.
' A full line of the celebrated Bob
ber Paint, just received for the Spring
trade. . ' . - '
That fine Corn at 90c doz is "going
fast. Prunes, Apricots, Peaches and all
kind g of pie Timber; 6 lbs nice Prunes
for 25c at - i
The Leading- Grocer, , .
.. . ' i
Newtown, ' -Conn,
STEAL ! !
Tes, a steelfroof that is better than -shingles..
It you are in need ol a root,
drop a postal to . . .
C- SANFORD. Hawleyvflle, Conn.,
and he will show you sample and " ':
give you prices on the best kind of a r
roof. .- .- ' f.':t. .. ! J
1 -rone Horse .10J1
; Surreye, Phaetons, Traps, Corcords, Spindles and Business Wagons ot all descrip
tions, over 60 diffetent styles; also 100 styles ot Harnesses from $4 to $100, including
- Farm, Team, Surrey, Runabout and Truck Harness ; Horse Clothing; Boots, Whips and '
everything pertaining to the Horse and Stable . Hearses and Coaches sent to all parts
of the country. The best accommodations in the city foj transients. Come and see
our stock before buying. . . . . . . . "'' i
THE W. F. SWORDS LUMBER COMPANY,-
Brldseport, oOnn. ,
'j :;.; i.v -..Wholesale and Betall Dealers in . . .... i
MICHIGAN PINE. LUMBER, SIDING, SHINGLES," SPRUCE
Timber, Lath, Sash, Doors & Blinds, Carvings, Mouldings, Mantles & Hard
Wood, Trim,.etc. - North Carolina Yellow Pine Lumber a Scecialtv. ;
in mni rsMnain phqmptt.t-. i .
: , . SOLB AGENTS FOB THE FAMOUS FROST SHINGLES. . - .1
v . . . , -.j . j -. - v.- - - - ; . .
- ; -I A P OT H EC ARIES HAL L.
LWlQ ,;W.' DEIOO-tlX O.
Wholesale and Betall Uealeri In MEDIC1SE8, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS, ETC., FEB
- Btjtsar AiujMo oareiuiiy uompounueu py license pnarmacists. jsest gooasiowest price?.
' , ; Special, attention given to out-oi town trade.
; MRS; JENNIE II. CHURCH, Proprietress.
17 WALL ST-y City Bank Building, " Bridgeport; Conn
BOSTOIJ iODEHSTTXj CO,
: 420 Main SW BRIDGEPORT.
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DAVEBPOET As 0HAXA, Attorasyr and Ooaa
lore at Law- Bute stmt. Bridgeport,
the "Friesland" hasOeBtHtottjbe'einstanti-
Dople and. we must get aloog.tOQ.We h
not. intended to go to IConsUhflboYr
Ever since we left New YorE,-qer9-iKid.
been vague rumors floating in ffet air that
cholera was ragir-g in the city n&thv
tsoppnoru?, and tnat meant a quarantine
and that meant "no go." But on board
our ship was a large detachment of that
branch of the genus homo, in politics po
litely known as recalcitrant?, in every
day English known as kickers. These
kickers found out that the uem Bis
marck, "a ship of the 'iamburg-American
line carrying a party of tourists, had out
flanked the quarantine scheme by sailing
direct from Athens to Constantinople.
Therefore, they reasoned that what one
ship could do another ship could do just
as well. So the kickers held an "indig
nation meeting" in the dining-Paloon one
evening and they kicked against Mr
Clark, the conductor of the expedition,
and they kicked against the captain, and
tney KicKed against every Doay ana every
thing that came in their way. The result
of ali this stirring up of the dust was that
our ship's prow was turned toward Con
it turned out that the ' quarantine
against Constantinople was all a political
quostinu and was an affair between big
Turkey and little Oicrce alone.f
THESE TWO NATIONS LOVE EACH OTHER
about Tas much as some-dogs do
some; cats; '. in fact, Greece has
had no - use whatever for Turkey
aince the .time when the .little king
dom was struggling for her independence,
and America, whose very winds breathe
liberty, catue to her assistance. Kow
Greece puts a quarantine against vessels
sailing from Turkish ports whenever she
can trump np the shadow Of an excuse,
and "Turkey returns the eompliment and
is not particular aDout getting tne returns
altogether even: ' At this time there, was
a faint suspicion that -there -might be a
case . of cholera in Constantinople, so
Greece declared quarantine. We could
go from Athens to Constantinople, but
eould not go- from- Constantinople to Ath
ens : our conductor switched his itinerary
rouna ana caugnc tne'wuy urees in nis
game- We found no cholera ia the
Porte's capital and none of our part; has
died from it since there is more than
one way to kill a cat. . t
. Justin the nick of time,. a lew minutes
before sunset on Suhiday evening, March
16, we slipped by the Turkish quarantine
station on Xbe Dardanelles, and on our
appearance on deck the next) morning
found ourselves ancnorea in tne Deaatuui
BosphoruSv. ready to go. ashore. How
manv times do I remember in schooi-Doy
days, biting deep holes into "the end of
my lead pencil as l grew warm over tne
geography' examination and attempted
an answer to a poser like this '. Through
what. waters would you sail in going
from Liverpool to Constantinople? The
only good way to answer' that . question
is to case that voyage on a real snip not
on paper ; in no other way can you gain
A 'conception of those connecting waters
that enchain Constantinople with a silver
band. The Straits' of the Dardanelles
appear as a beautiful river," pouring be
tween steep bank?, here a town and there
a fortification ; It is not unlike our Hud
oob. Above this is the spreading 'sea Of
Marmora, ana aoove wis is ine tsospnov
rua dividing the continents and bringing
down the seething waters ot the Black
sea. - The current rushes like torrent,
and swirls arid eddies by the-steep sides
of your ship as you look down as if it
had a great mission wticb must, instant
ly be" executed the Teason of this Is that
the Black sea is some -eight feet- higher
than the sea of Marmora beiow-i
BUT THE BEAUTY OF CONSTANTINOPLE
lies iust here, as you view it ml coming
up the Boephorus or while lean tog upon
the rail of the ship, it is decidedly
city where distance' lends 'enchantment
to-the view, for there isno fairer city -in
the world to behold from afar: but. walk
ing through the streets, you find them
narrow and-steep and rocky -and dirty
and wonder where -the-beauty emanated
which you saw from the ship. Let
another, who ha dwelt neon the scene
far longer than I. tell you- of it .in his
own words : "At last Constantinople
rose in all its grandeur before us. With,
if (town fall within, 10 tcarj. ,Jjod bast
erf this glorlduV coBJnmmatton in His
CitseK .A baa .TsfaSK nlajiHe
If the nueetion were asked in an' aver
age 'sthboi ftr ISirieries-of-Hhi average
tJobfitaertinopfa twti Aotds ftigtnfits dogs.
The city has a million .and a-balf of in-
naDitants; duo most-tti "tnese are, not
Tdogfitfz-eueb Aft t-rviedans IOTe
1 snilk? aV rfitt! m
is name and selected
to call Curjstains when they dare under
Png-cr-iywit4 APeoQWifivid recol-
teiiyu vi vvnsLiui.iuouie,v. otca uie uiur-
-with gnrcef if! pirartt asdufWf "in call
ing the. faithful to pray; not its caiques,
tht lSrig, slenaeYHtP1
over the'w ffiffy nb Afters ; not its
narrow streeU'hmebloj'to-imb against
the greasy - walj 'fMJJ?wiPK-rrne heavily
panniered donkey tO'pWsV'-but it dogs.
l here is nothing reaiafCk tuviatboat tnese
dogs except their number and varied as
sortment, iney are 'eveTywnere, in tne
middle ot the sidewalk, id jbifl gutter, In
the doorways keeping, drpwsy guard,
under your feet, between yWir feet, a
puppy, a small dog, a tneaiunr-sizea aog.
a big dog, a dog with tail, a dog without
tan, in snort, dog, dog, aog. i ne aove
is sacred in Constantinople:- we found
hundreds of them that had made their
eyrie in the lofty tower of Galata. I can
see some reason for that,- the bird is so
tame and beautiful; but why the dog
should be sacred too, as it is, that is a
stickler. And yet I have heard a reason
assigned; take it for what it is worth.
The dogs are the self-appointet -v-
engers-for. the -HW; ,;.T"itr-streets are
dirty. The . streets of nearly every
Oriental city are dirty, for the people
seem to - think there is no -other way to
live. If tne refuse .were, allowed to lie .
and reek forth its foulness, plagues
would break: out oftener than they do;
but the dogs take the business into their
own hands or paws and act as a board
of health' patrol. When these canines
make their teurs ot inspection I do not
know, as through all the day that we
spent In the city every dog waa sleeping,
and its profound slumber was not in the
least disturbed as we trod over its body
or stepped upon Its tail. -
Constantinople Doasts tne Mosque oi &s
Sophia. It is a noble building, and it
baa a history tnat mattes it nobler still ;
lor originally it was not a Monammeaan
mosaue. but a Christian "church. Here
John Cbrysostom, the orator ot golden
speecn, aeecriDea tne painos oi tne sa
vior's lire so tenderly tuat his audience
was suffused- with tears. -The Turk has
painted and smeared, but he has not suc
ceeded in covering over an tne -. nristian
symbols. - In a spot on the gallery wail
to-day the guide, if he happens to be a
Greek, points out the sign ot the Cross
beneath the lacquered . surface. Here
and there, too, the Moslem gilding poor
ly conceals the forms of angel, saint ana
Saviour; but, thanks be -to God, the
Christian religion needs not these fading
symbols to keep its remembrance alive.
ITS SPIRIT LIVES -
in hearts softened by love and lives made
perfect through suffering.
The mocque of -St Sophia is a monu
ment to the. memory of the great Chris
tian Emperor Constantine. Begun in the
fourth' century, it was -rebuilt and re
built by succeeding Koman. Emperors
and finished in the sixth century. Fire'
and earthquake have not overthrown it;
Moslem conqueror ..riding through its
courts, his horse's hoofs weltering in the
blood of the slain, has not destroyed it.
These whave but. added. to ts wondrous
name. What countless workmen have
here wrought I What skillful architects
have here conceived their marvellous de
signs! Beautiful columns ot porphyry
are here' from the dismantled temple ot
the great Diana of the Epheeians, mas
sive pillars of granite from the colossal
monuments ot Baalbec. Classic Athens
has contributed other beauty and an
cient Egypt of her splendour. Minarets
without and altars within, doors of ivory,
amber and cedar, pillars above pillar,
courts, passages, galleries, belfries and
towers, with beauty of maiestio propor
tion, . boldness of design and prodVal .
show of magnificence, combine to mate
this the most wonderful edifice tn ti
world, ..St .Peter's at Kome alone ex
cepted. . : -
The unsanctlfied Christian cannot ea-
- - CONCLUDED ON LAST EAG.K.J
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