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THE STTKDA.T OKGr03TIA2s"- POBTIiAm. PEBBTIART 10, 1893.
The reopening of the Slarquam Grand
tomorrow evening, under the management
of Messrs. Heilig & Lesster, -will be a
social event of considerable importance.
Mr. Heilig, who is to be he resident
manager, has been on the gro'ind for 10
days past, looking after the renovation of
the theater, and preparing for a gor
geous production of "Arnorlta," "which is to
be presented by the Calhoun opera com
pany on a scale of magnificence. It is de
clared to be only -a taste of what the
future holds In store for Portland theater-goers,
for it Is the declared policy of
the new management to fill every date on
the theatrical calendar -with the best at
Messrs. Heilig & Lesster hae already
secured the favor of society circles, and
the leaders of the "400" will give them a
flattering welcome to Portland tomorrow
Evening. Every box will be crowded with
society people, and full dress -will be the
order In the parquette. Box parties have
been announced by the following -well-known
people: Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Bowers, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bax
ter, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Marquam, Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Plttock, Mr. and Mrs. G.
W. Dickinson and Mrs. Ed Lesster, Mr.
and Mrs. A. D. Charlton and Major and
Mrs. James M. Marshall, General and Mrs.
Otis and Colonel and Mrs. Anderson, Mr.
"W. H. Hurlburt and party.
Messrs. Heilig & Lesster have already
captured the hearts of the members of
the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club by
their liberal treatment of the "boys" in
the use of the theater for their coming
club show, "The Hawaiian King. Pro.
Tem." -which -will be produced the last
week of April. The Multnomahs -will re
ciprocate their kindness by attending In
The Portland Club has changed the hour
of its annual meeting in order to give its
members time to accept an invitation to
attend, and the officers of the club will
have prominent seats.
Mr. Heilig Is a prominent Elk, and the
Portland lodge, out of compliment to him,
will attend in a body, and occupy conspic
uous seats on the lower floor.
Czlbulka's opera comique, "Amorita,"
which was first brought out in this coun
try at the New York Casino, is this sea
son being produced, after long rehearsal
pnd lavish expenditure upon costumes and
scenery, by the Calhoun opera company.
As the opera is to be soon given with all
Its gorgeousness in this city, it may not be
amiss to give a synopsis of the plot, -which
In brief is this:
At the opening of the opera, the Duke
of Medici is on his way to dethrone Fra
Bombarda, the usurping dictator of Flor
ence, In the 15th century. Castrucci, the
furrier, and Sparaoni, his respective son-in-law,
are conspiring with Lorenzl to "plan
the duke's entrance at 12 o'clock, mid
night, on the eve of "Whitsuntide festival.
Angela Malnetti, a young sculptor, whose
family has been by Bombarda banished
for his loyalty to the duke, has been ar
rested in disguise as a, spy and sentenced
to death. Angelo is in love with Amorita,
the daughter of Castrucci. who has prom
ised her to Sparaoni, whom she does not
love. Bombarda Is also enamored of her
and determined that she shall be his wife.
Castrucci, to save her from Bombarda,
consents to her marriage with Angela, and
promises that as Angela Is to live but
one day longer, she shall then become
the wife of Bombarda. Bombarda causes
tijo.bellrlnffer.jchojKiIs (to ring, out the.,
feast of TV'hitsJintide, to place the hands
of the church clock two hours in ad
vance, the duko being in waiting with
his forces to enter Florence at the stroke
of 12 o'clock. Bombarda thereby thwarts
his own designs, the duke enters Florence
and Angela retains his Amorita.
In its presentation in Germany, "Amo
rita " went by the name of "Whitsuntide
in Florence." It had phenomenally long
runs in Vienna, Berlin and other Euro
pean capitals, and In this country it lias
been as favorably received, noticeably In
New York City (where It ran from its
opening early in November to the close
of the season), Boston, Philadelphia and
a few of the other large cities.
This season it has been revived and
rehabilitated upon a grand scale by the
Calhoun opera company, who will produce
it In the principal Western cities, from
Chicago to the Pacific coast.
The costumes are of the most gorgeous
character and the scenery beautiful be
yond description, over 510,000 having been
expended during the past summer with
the intention of making the present sea
son's presentation the most magnificent
ever given to the opera In this country.
Cordray's theater will have for Its at
traction tomorrow night the Charles
Rlsrgs company In the melodrama of
Southern life, "Passion's Slave," which en
joyed a long run in the East a few years
ago. "Passion's Slave," is far from being
a. commonplace, conventional melodrama.
There Is nothing cheap about It. The story
is commondably original, the lines well
written and the climaxes signally effec
tive. The situations are amusing and
thrilling by turns: playwrights are wise
enough to realize that humanity must
have comedy to offset tragedy, smiles to
chase away tears.
In presenting melodrama, the company
is undeniably strong, as has been dem
onstrated on more than one occasion.
Special scenery and effects will be used,
making the production complete in every
Mr. Al Leach, well and favorably known
for clever comeay work with the late
Pkc opera company, hus been especially
engaged to enact the part of Butter
worth Golight, a character that he
bhould fairly revel In. He will be as
fcjstcd in the funmaktng by Jack Mc
Gralh. The cast Is exceptionally strong.
"Pas&ion's Slave" will rnn the entire
week, with a matinee Saturday.
It Is said: that James J. Corbett and "Wil
liam A Brady wilt clear over 5250,000 on
their enterprises this season.
Wilton Lackaye will make a four weeks
starring tour in the spring to test a new
play written by Clay Greene.
The Empire theater, In New York, the
home of Charles Frohman3 stock com
pany, was two years old on Thursday of
Joseph Hart of Hallen & Hart, has writ
ten a new musical farce called "A Gay
Old Boy," in which he will appear as the
star next season.
Rose Coghlan has just purchased a new
play by Hillary Bell and Ramsay Morris,
which she Intends producing before the
end of the season.
The 300th performance of Marie Jansen
in "DelmonL'o's at 6," was celebrated with
suitable souvenirs In the Actdemy of Mu
sic. New Orleans, last week.
Frederick Hallen will leave the stage at
the end of this season and become a man
ager. He wilt send out a company under
the title of Hallen's comedians.
V. H. Fullwood. business manager of
the Riggs company, has made many
friends during his stay in this city. He
J eaves for San Francisco Tuesday even
ing in advance of the company.
Mr, C. F. Biggs, of the Riggs company,
will banquet the members of his organi
zation after the performance this even
ing. He is very proud of his talented com
pany and does everything in his power for
th .r comfort.
Frederick Warde and Louis James are
to produce "Runnymcde," "William Greer
Harrison's new play, ,in San Francisco
this month. Messrs. JVarde and James'
recent engagement in Chicago was so suc
cessful that another date has been ar
ranged for on their return from the Pa
Beerbohm Tree's American debut at Ab
bey's theater. New York, on January 2S.
was an emphatic success. He played a
double hill, the "Red Lamn" and the
"Ballad Monger," and demonstrated his
versatility and power.
Mrs. Potter and Kyrle Bellew will sail
for England in May. But they are not
going over to play. They eay they will
tour henceforth only in America. They
will go abroad for a rest and for clothes.
Bellew will tarry in London, and Mrs.
Potter will continue to Paris to convene
Marion Lea, the Kendals leading
woman, says che wiil not return to Eng
land with those stars In the spring, but
will remain in this country to act. Miss
Lea Is an American girl, but has never
acted before this season In her own coun
try, whereas she has been prominent on
the London stage for eight years.
Friedrlch Fecht, the oldest of the art
critics of Germany, has published his
memoirs, containing details of his inter
course with many famous men, includ
ing Richard "Wagner, Schuman, Freytag,
Schnorr, Gutskow, Auerbach, Devrient,
etc. His most important book Is "Ger
man Artists of the Nineteenth Century,"
in four volumes.
Gradually $3 Is getting to be the ordinary
price of a first-class seat at New York
theaters. Four or five years ago 51 5C was
universal. Daly was the first to Inaugu
rate the $2 price, and then came the Ly
ceum. A couple of weeks ago the Herald
square theater advanced the price of a
large number of seats to $2; at the Empire
they also charge 52 and at Abbey's. Yet It
appears that the vast majority of man
agers in that city cannot fill their houses
at ordinary prices.
A London journal says that since the
Introduction of electric light public per
formers are able to preserve their voices
in better condition, and are 50 per cent
more of fen in good voice. They are cooler,
do not perspire and are not husky while
singing or acting. The atmosphere Is
much alike, and the equal temperature of
the whole building has greatly diminished
the risk of taking cold. Their throats are
not parched and their voices not injured
so much, in comparison, as in houses
where gaslight Is used.
In the midst of his countless cares, a man
Paused for one restless moment's span,
To watch a moth Its wings unfold,
VeH et and gold,
"Where it perched on his hand.
"Now, what is the use of living," he said,
"For a creature that must so soon be dead,
I cannot understand."
Across the roofs of the busy town
The mountains, bathed in the sun, looked down
On the shining sea.
While between the hills and the sea the men
Came and went, and returned again.
And laughed and sorrowed and toiled through
Because, -whatever fate shall befall
To the labor qf men, no end may be.
Then from sea and hills rose a mighty voice,
"Why should they toll or grieve or rejoice?
We who ha e watered the spreading plain.
Where it lies and smiles betwixt us twain,
,Uac seen It fill for a little space
With these children of a fleeting face.
And In ages to come shall sec it again,
A smiling, sunlit, empty plain.
Oh, why should they care to lhe, alas!
If the Joy of living so soon must pass?"
The hot sun shone on the misty earth.
"I have seen it," he said, "in the hour of its
A chaos of fire;
And yet again I shall watch it expire.
Till lifeless and gray.
Its mountains of rock have crumbled away.
And Its glittering seas with their tossing spray
Are empty and dry, and the earth is dead.
And the end of the whole is this," he said:
"It is all as one with the firefly's spark,
That shines and is quenched In the silent dark."
Zoc D. Underhill In Harper's.
THEY DISLIKE YELLOW.
Musicians Deem the Color Unlucky,
hut Fashion Hold It in. High Favor.
It is not generally known that yellow is
the bete noir of musicians, but a profes
sional musician considers himself hope
lessly hoodooed from the moment he
comes in contact with the fatal color. He
will not play In an orchestra with another
musician who sports a yellow boutton
niere, or wears a necktie sprigged, striped
or dotted with yellow. A young violinist,
now playing in New Ycrk, appeared at his
first professional engagement with a yel
low violin. The orchestra refused to play
with him, and he was compelled to send
the offensive Instrument away and bor
row a dark one for the evening. A New
York minstrel troupe gave a Sunday night
concert at the Academy of Music In that
city a few weeks ago, and every man on
the stage, including the orchestra, was ex
pected to wear a big yellow chrysanthe
mum as part of the show. But the or
chestra refused as with one voice, threat
ening to leave the theater if the order
was enforced. A bouquet of yellow roses
recently thrown to a famous violinist was
allowed to remain untouched at his feet
until the curtain fell, when a stage hand
bora It away. The violinist was deeply
disturbed at the offering.
"Nothing less than a week of the worst
kind of luck follows the wearing of a
yellow flower," said an old musician
gravely, "but where and how the super
stition, as It is called, originated none of
us can tell. Neither are we able to ex
plain why that particular color Is a hoo
doo, but the fact remains that we won't
have anything to do with it."
Yellow Is supposed to mean jealousy,
but it does not seem, to be tabooed by any
body but musicians. The old Jingle about
the wedding dress a bride should wear
tells us that
Married in pink.
Your fortune will sink;
Married In blue.
Your husband Is true;
Married in brown.
You'll live in the town;
Married in green.
Your husband is meanj
Married in red,
You'll wish yourself dead;
But married in white.
You're sure to be right.
There is no reference, though to yellow
as being unlucky. The yellow topaz and
the yellow diamond are gems of fashion,
and the wearing of a yellow garter is said
to bring good luck Society gives yellow
teas, and decanters Its drawing-rooms
with curtains, cushions and elaborate
lamp shades of yellow, and ties the har
ness of its pampered pugs with big yellow
bows. Yellow and blaek are Princeton's
colors, and her football team has been in
hard luck this year, and the golden rod
has been adopted by many states as the
national flower. One of Worth's master
pieces a few years ago was a gown of yel
low silk, and yellow is in high favor this
winter in millinery and the lining of
sumptuous wraps; but musicians will have
none of it.
A purely vegetable production. Dr.
Henley's Celebrated Oregon Tea; pleasant
to the- taste, convenient in form and
quickly prepared. For sale by all drug-cists.
IT MATTERS OT.
"It tre could know!"
"Which of us. darling, would b first to co.
"Who -would be first to breast the swelling tide.
And step above upon the other side
'If we could know."
We cannot know.
My darliny. which of us must bear the woe.
Of struggling through life's closing years alone.
From which sad heart will burst the anguished
We cannot know.
"Until that hour
Of parting, rar sweet love, with chistenlns
Dwell in our hearts, and guide our steps aright.
Baptizing us hi Its celestial light.
Until that hour.
Hand clasped In hand.
And heart throb answering heart throb, then
Unfaltering amid the storm of life.
With hearts forever pure from stain of strife
Hand clasped in hand.
The God of love
At last will send, from far-off courts above.
Bright spirits to this dark and storm-swept
Who'll bear us where we'll praise for evermore
The God of love.
"Twill not be long.
My darling, ere we both shall swell the throng
Of God's Immortals on the golden shore.
Until we meet where partings are no more,
Twill not be long.
It matters not.
Then, darling, on which one shall fall the lot.
Since love will triumph even over death;
Which brow shall first be chilled by his cold
It matters not. Chlcoe.
Review of flew Boofe
"Three Men of Letters," by Moses Colt
Tyler, Is composed of three discriminating
papers of a biographical and critical na
ture on George Berkeley, Dwight and Joel
Barlow. The essay on Berkeley is espe
cially sympathetic, and represents in a very
lovable way the eloquent and visionary-
Dean of Derry and his scheme for saving
America and Americans from the corrup
tion of the old world by the establishment
of a noble university to which he was to
offer up his own life and fortune, and for
which he worked with self-forgetful zeal.
It is especially interesting to realize that
the man who was among the first to
proclaim the ideal theory of the universe,
with which philosophy he is especially as
sociated today, should have carried his
own ideality Into the affairs of every-day
life and gone so far even as to believe in
the pledge of a man like Walpole. Sir
Robert Walpole was prime minister at the
time when the eloquence and noble dis
interestedness of Berkeley had roused the
house of commons to promising an appro
priation of 20,000 to the American univer
sity, and Walpole promised that the sum
should be paid over when Berkeley had
made a beginning in America. It was with
this hope before him that Berkeley left
the preferments and pleasures of the
brilliant society in which he was a recog
nized power to spend three anxious years
from 1729 to 1731 in Newport, R. I., await
ing the appropriation, which never came,
towards that ideal university where learn
ing and purity were to move together in
saving America from the corruption and
materialism of Europe. Berkeley and his
stimulative association with our early
American education, on the one hand, and
Berkeley, the friend of Dean Swift and
the recipient of a legacy from "Vanessa,"
on the other, give us the pleasant thrill
of a circuit established between our own
callow colonial days and the rich old
world history of the latter half of the
In his essays on Dwight and Barlow,
Mr. Tyler Is a little less successful as he
passes from an almost reverential tone
in writing of Berkeley to one of somewhat
heavy playfulness, but still his characterization-is
clear and he' has the faculty of
leaving In the mind a distinct picture of
what he writes.
"Since -Charlotte Bronte took the start
lirg initiative of making her heroines
something les3 than divinely beautiful,
Heroines have gone on dispensing with
one beauty and one virtue after another,
until now it is something of a surprise to
find one who is in no way morally or
physically deficient. A beautiful young
woman, fairly bankrupt in noble quali
ties, is the heroine of Katharine Mac
quoid's new story- "Berris" is a vain,
selfish creature, without a single lovable
trait, and yet, because the character is
real and intensely leminine, it is impossi
ble to be entirely out of sympathy with
her. The restless exactiveness of the
young creature, the passion for conquest,
and the ill-governed temper, roused by
the least reproof or contradiction, have
about them a ring of veracity that does
not so much recall Thackeray's Beatrix
or George Eliot's Gwendolyn as it re
minds one of the ugly side of the coquette
that lies semi-latent in most women. The
other characters of the book are not es
pecially well drawn, but are sufHclently
dlstlnct to act as foils for the central
figure, which seems an honest study
from life, and carries with it a whole
some suggestion that is not pressed into
Harper Bros, have reissued "A Trav
eler From Altruria," by W. D. Howells,
and this time It comes in paper binding.
Although this has been one of the least
popular of Howells books, it Is, in a way,
the best evidence of his evolution as a
writer. In one of his earliest stories, "A
Chance Acquaintance," he has nothing in
the way of a purpose heavier to carry
than a descriptive account of St. Law
rence river scentry. and yet how much
more he staggered then than now under
a complete revised social system in "A
Traveler From Altruria." It is a new
Illustration of the old story of the man
who lifted a calf dally until it attained
its full growth, and felt no more incon
venience in the end than the "beginning.
Whether to convert literary art Into a
vehicle for carrying theories is putting it
to its noblest uses is a question still under
discussion, and will be as long as men are
temperamentally different, but it Is quite
clear that no other writer of American
fiction could have handled with so much
ease and charm the theories and specula
tions of the Altrurian.
"In Woods and rields," by Augusta
Lamed, is one of the many collections of
modern verse that set one wondering If
the song element has gone from us for
ever, and in place of the old spontaneous
joy we must accept experiments in metres
and elaborately embroidered verse. In
this collection there Is the usual Invoca
tion to Theocritus, "dear old goatish Pan"
is regretted, Buddha, "Nature" and the
"AH-Dlvine" share religious honors, and
various familiar phases of seasons are
characterized with some degree of felic
ity. We know just what to find, and we
find it; but, oh for the lift and thrill of a
real bit of singing! How gladly we would
exchange the carefully fitted phrases for
something that went of itself with no ma
A short detective story by the author of
"The Leavenworth Case," called "The
Doctor, His Wife and the Clock," Is the
latest number of the little Autonym Li
brary, each volume of which bears the
writer's signature stamped upon the cov
er. The story Is of an innocent and harm
less character and will not be likely to
lead the young into either murder or the
"For Another's Wrong" is a serious
German novel, as long and involved as a
German sentence, of which George Eliot
said that "You see no reason in Its struc
ture why it should ever come to an end,
and you accept its conclusion as an ar
rangement of Providence rather than of
"On the Hurricane Deck," by W. H.
Wright. Is a story of a married woman
who considers herself free to make love
to every attractive man that she meets.
Retribution comes to her finally In the
form of falling in. love with her own hus
band. The story is as immoral as it dares
It Is understood that Colonel Sheridan,
brother of General Philip H. Sheridan,
is to write a biography of the general.
Harper's Weekly of Februarys, contains
six pages of illustrations of the Brooklyn
strike by the best artists of the metropo
lis. Roberts Brothers announce for the pres
ent month the fourth volume of Ernest
Renan's "History of the People of Is
rael." Harper'3 Young People of February 5
contains an interesting war story by
Captaln Howard Patterson, "Blowing Up
the Ironclad Albemarle."
The most Interesting articles in recent
numbers of Littell's Living Age are Sid
ney Whitman's "'Count Moltke," and Sir
Evelyn Wood's "The Crimea in 18St and
The New York Tribune Almanac lor
1S93 is a volume of 5S0 .pages, thoroughly
indexed. It is a valuable reference book
on all subjects statistical, and especially
as to the election of 1S94. Price 23 cents.
The "Revue de Paris" has begun the
publication of the manuscripts left by
Guy de Maupassant. Among them is
"L'Ame Etrangere," for which the au
thor only wrote the first chapter and the
beginning of the second.
Under the title of "A Red Record," Ida
B. Wells, the young colored woman who
has stirred up England and America on
the subject of lynching negroes has pub
lished the statistics of lynchlngs the past
three years, with the details of some of
The February number of the American
Historical Register, published at Phila
delphia in the Interest of the various
hereditary patriotic societies, contains a
beautiful embossed facsimile in gold and
blue or the insignia of the Sons of the
American Revolution; also many articles
of historical interest.
The revised edition of Dr. Daniel Dor
chester's "Problem of Religious Progress"
is in press, by Hunt & Eaton, and will
be issued next month. This is not a new
edition in the sense of a reprint, but is
really a new book, much at it having been
rewritten and additional matter included.
Twenty-four pages of colored diagrams
will greatly increase the value of the
Pamphlet No. 4, of the National Mu
nicipal League, contains the constitutions
and by-laws of the various leagues, civic
clubs and good government organizations
of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San
Francisco and other leading cities. The
secretary, Clinton Rogers Woodruff, Phil
adelphia, will send copies of this valuable
pamphlet to any person deslrlrig to or
ganize a municipal reform club.
Macmillan & Co. announce a translation
of the new Strasburger, Noll, Schenck,
and Schlmper Lehrbuch der Botanik. The
completeness with which the whole sub
ject of botanical study Is treated and the
reputation of the authors make the an
nouncement of this book one of unusual
Importance to professors, and It will do
away with the necessity, heretofore exist
ing, of purchasing single text-Dooks for
each department of botanical study.
In the February Cosmopolitan General
Lord Wolseley has an article on the Chinese-Japanese
war, and speaks plainly of
what the former must do. Roslta Mauri,
the famous Parisian danseuse, gives the
history of the ballet. Emile Oliver tells
the story of the fall of Louis Philippe
Julian Hawthorne writes of the instru
ments of torture of the Middle Ages and
gives numerous illustrations of them. The
fiction is up to the usual high standard.
Dr. Louis Lewes, authpr of the volume
on "The Women of Shakespeare," a
translation of w'blch hap just been pub
lished In London by Hodder Brothers, and
in New York by G. P. Putnam's Sons,
died at Munich on,the'lth ofrNovember.
Dr. Lewes had preibuyjsvsvr1tjen a-work
on "The Women of Goethe,-" which se
cured a wide appreciation in Germany.
At the time of his death he was engaged
on a work devoted to "The Women of
Dr. Ernst von Halle, of Berlin, who has
been devoting the last two years to a
careful study of American industrial and
social conditions, is about to publish,
through Macmillan & Co., a translation,
thoroughly revised and enlarged, of his
report on Trusts to the "Verein fur Sozial
Politik. It is perhaps the first work that
has attempted to deal with the problem
of Industrial combination and aggregation
as a whole, and to sketch its relation
to the other economic tendencies of the
The Review of Reviews for February
publishes an appreciative estimate of
Robert Louis Stevenson, from the pen of
Charles D. Lanier. The same number
contains a survey of the field of con
temporary romance-writing by Miss Jean
nette Gilder, who cleverly characterizes
the various members of Stevenson's
"school," if such a group of writers may
be said to exist, and other prominent
novelists of the day who may fairly be
counted among his successors. An excel
lent portrait of Rubinstein forms the fron
tispiece. The magazine contains a brief
character sketch of the dead musician.
The North American Review for Feb
ruary opens with three timely and im
portant articles on "The Financial Mud
dle," written respectively by the Hon. J.
Sterling Morton, secretary of agriculture.
Representative William M. Springer,
chairman of the house committee on
banking and currency, and Henry W.
Cannon, president of the Chase National
bank of New York and formerly comp
troller of the currency. "The New Pul
pit" forms the subject of a vigorous ar
ticle by the Rev. H. R. Haw,eis, the well
known English preacher and writer. The
president of the farmers' national, con
gress, Hon. B. P. Clayton, contributes a
paper entitled "Politics and the Farmer."
Other interesting papers complete the
"Three Men of Letters.' by Moses Coit
Tyler. Published by G. P. Putnam, New
"Berris," by Katharine Macquoid.
Published by United States Book Co.
Price, 50 cents.
"In Woods and Fields." by Augusta
Larned. Published by G. P. Putnam, New
York. Price, 51 CO.
"The Doctor, His Wife and the Clock,"
by Anna Katharine Green. Published by
G. P. Putnam, New York.
"A Traveler from Altruria," -by W. D.
Howells. Published by Harper Bros. J.
K. Gill, Portland. Price 50 cents.
"For Another's Wrong," by W. Heim
burg. Published y Robert Bonner's
Sons, New York. Price, 50 cents.
"On the Hurricane Deck," by W. H.
Wright. Published by Mascot Publishing
Co., New York. Price, 25 cents.
The German ""ixy."
The "Nixy" of Germany has, by some
been supposed traceable to "Old Nick;"
but this is not possible, since SU Nicholas
has been the patron saint of- sailors for
many centuries. It was during the time of
the Crusades that a vessel on the way to
the Holy Land was In great peril, and St.
Nicholas assuaged che tempest by his
prayers. Since then he lias been supposed
to be the protector of mariners, even as
Neptune was In ancient times. The Ger
man "Nixy" was, no doubt, a later form
of the old Norse water god, NIkke. You
meet with him again in another form in
Neckan, the soulless.
The "Nixy" along the Baltic coast was
once, however, much feared fey the fisher
men. It was the same spirit which ap
pears as the Kelpie In Scotland a water
demon causing sudden floods to carry
away the unwary. Generally speaking,
however, "Nixies" may be described as
descendants of the Naiads of ancient
times, and as somewhat resembling the
Russian Rusalkas, of which the peasantry
live in so much dread. A Russian peas
ant, it is said, Is so afraid of the water
spirits that he will not bathe without a
cross around his neck, nor ford a stream
on horseback without signing a cross en
the water with a scythe or lcnlfe. In
some parts these water spirits are sup
posed to be the transformed souls of
Pharaoh and his host, and the number is
always being increased by the sodden
souls of those who drown themselves.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
young Irish architect, James Hoban, de
signed, in 1792, "a mansion" for the presi
dent of the United States, after the "Dub
lin palace," built by the Duke of Leinster,
the housekeeping for presidents was quite
The fair and stately mistresses, begin
ning with Mrs. Abigail Adams, ordered
dinners and suppers with all the dignity
of their position, served by maid and men
servants, "according to need," but, with
her house in a wilderness, the weekly
washlng dried in the east room, there was
little formality In household management.
The gifts, graces and successes of "beau
tiful Dolly Madison" while in the White
House have gone down into history. Her
cook, maids and "Ole Black Joe," who
provided for his "han-sum mistress" all
the Southern delicacies, were famed for
service. Fabulous sums were paid for
produce, and market day was the event of
the week, when heavy coaches jolted from
Alexandria to the capitol, when "the gen
try" came to meet the fc reign ships and
add to their stores precious jars, India
fruits and old England's choicest treasures.
Lafayette, In 1828, pronounced the White
House "an American home of eminent
social and intellectual elegance."
"The lovely Emily Donalson," hostess
of the Jackson reign, enturtalned royally,
officially and socially. Tie four or five
following presidents dispensed generous
hospitality. Mr. Buchanan's chef came
from Baltimore, and Miss Harriet Lane
revived the splendor and fashion of court
ly service. Their entertainments were el
egant and expenses enormous. President
Tyler lived simply, but hi:i juleps in sum
mer and ess nogs in wintc used up a good
share of his salary- Mr. Pierce was- pop
ular, dining everybody. "Grandfather
Harrison" went to market and needed no
To no other president, ta no other mis
tress of "The People's House," could come
the peculiar perplexities and burdens of
housekeeping as to our beloved Abraham
Lincoln. From attic to cellar, through
the grounds, the corridors, places public
or private, was the the confusion of war.
Little Tad, with his democratic visitors
at the area steps; and day and night the
tramp of soldiers; officers and messengers
everywhere. To Mrs. Lincoln, it was new,
confused and untried. To Mr. -Lincoln
months and years were wholly self-forgetful,
indifferent to the expenses and
waste, comfort or discomfort. Twenty
thousand dollars was spent during his
first term. Sliver ornaments and valuable
furniture were stolen; costly hangings
cut to pieces.
Great improvements were made during
Mrs. Hayes' reign. The jeweled screen
in the estibule cost 533S0. Congress gave
Mr. Cleveland $7-1,000; Mr. Harrison, $93,000.
President Arthur was the "prince of din
ner givers." His liquors were his great
est expenses. The steward tells me that
President Hayes spent greater sums on
beautiful entertainments and decorations
than any other president except Mr.
The White House is often called a "big
hotel and the president its landlord." It
Is housekeeping on a large scale the ex
penses divided between Uncle Sam and
his servants! The "Executive Mansion"
is tha official and private home of the presi
dent and his family; and one can hardly
credit the small, uninteresting routine of
dally work within its walls which is
.frantically sought after and rushed into
print. The house has cout $2,000,000. and
$125,000 each year is for the president's
salary and expenses. Silver, china, glass
ware, linen for table and bedrooms and
necessary furniture belong to Uncle Sam.
All personal service is paid for as by
any gentleman in his own house. Gov
ernment launders the house linen and
attends to the house-cleaning; but at the
beginning of a new administration old
servants are retained or dismissed, as the
mistress sees fit. The steward is directly
responsible for all valuables. He gives a
bond of $20,00Q, and receives a salary of
$1800. He is appointed by the president,
and all United States property put into
his charge. The solid silver service of the
Monroes, the gold spoons and forks of the
Van Burens, pieces of the Lincoln china,
parts of the decorative service made for
Mrs. Hayes are still in use, and stand on
the mahogany buffet in the private dining-room.
Quaint urns, pitchers, claret
jugs, and relics of value grace the buffet.
The sliver Is marked "President's House,"
the linen embroidered "U. S." The stew
ard relieves the mistres3 of all care, has
charge of the under seiys.nts, who attend
to the entire housework.
The first time that we called upon Mrs.
Hayes, informally, some one asked: "And
how goes your new housekeeping, Mrs.
Hayes?" Her handsome cye3 twinkled as
she replied merrily: "I like it. Every
thing in this house moves as if by magic.
Everybody Is so good and does so much for
The flowers of the White House are Its
pride and glory. There is no room tb tell
of the wonderful decorations, the roses,
violets, pansies and orchids, each the
favorite of its beautiful mistress; nor of
the pretty nooks and corners, arranged
from one administration to another by the
wife and mother for the comfort and
pleasure of her little onjs, her husband
and many guests. The old house Is sacred
for its century of associations; and Insido
its busy walls very like to happy American
homes, where the dignity of the high
position is blessed with love and content.
Not ruled by kings, nor queens, but by a
man chosen by "the people."
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The Indian tribes along the "Amazon and
Orinoco believe that all diseases proceed
from the curse of some evil spirit who
has shot his arrow into the sufferer. The
duty of the piai-man, or Guianan doctor,
is, therefore, first to scare away the spirit,
and second to extract the arrow. His
badge of office is a brightly painted
gourd containing three or four small peb
bles and suspended from a stick ornament
ed with the wing cases of large beetles
hung loosely about it. When this sacred
rattle Is shaken vigorously, a rattling
and rustling noise is produced, supposed
to be disquieting to the evil spirits. After
the demons have been sufficiently fright
ened by the racket, the pial-man applieshis
mouth to the affected portion of the suf
ferer's anatomy, and by suction draws
out a small arrowhead, a bit of bone, or
a snake's fang, which is supposed to be
the arrow- shot by the spirit. Sometimes
the pial-man wjsars a short apron and
headdress made of parrots feathers, and
sometimes appears attired only in the
dignity of his office. To qualify as a
pial-man the aspirant takes to the woods
with several plal graduates and fasts for
a week or 10 days. After he Is sufficiently
exhausted, the neophlte Is compelled to
drink a quantity of tea brewed from to
bacco leaves by the oldest professor of
the art, the natural result of which Is to
throw him into a comatose state, during
which his spirit is supposed to leave his
body and receive the priestly commission
from the Great Spirit. Upon recovery he
is solemnly presented with the sacred rat
tle and becomes a full-fledged graduate,
entitled to practice the healing art ac
cording to his lights. The pial-man be
longs to the lowest grade of medical men.
The highest class of medical men use the
imponderable remedies, heat, light and
electricity In their practice today.
Such wonderful results have been
achieved by the scientific application of
electricity in all departments of human
labor and in the labratory that we are
always prepared to hear of new discov
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superficially explored. So much concern
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vealed that we have almost ceased to
wonder, but are rather in a state of ex
pectancy, looking with confidence for even
greater miracles as science grows more
familiar with its character.
Today, the brightest inventive minds of
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