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Trouble About rt I'nssport The Gny
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ICmanolpntur * ,
PAWS , Jan. 28. [ Correspondence of
the 1H.K.J My visit to this great city Is
the rcall'/.ation of a desire and purpose
long entertained nnd long postponed.
Many years ago , whllo In Kngland , I
made some eflbrt to this end ; but owing
to an iittumpl made upon Iho life of the
Emperor Napoleon III. , Ihu slrlclncss
with which the passport system was , in
K consequence , enforced , and my inabilttv
i ; lo procure a passport , that ell'ort'was de
ll fcated. Al this distance of lime , U may
[ boom strange lhat I could nollheii obtain
it passport as tin American citizen , but
Btich was the fact.
My application to Mr. ( } . M. Dallas ,
then minister to Kngland , for such a doc
ument , was Instantly refused , ou the al
leged ground Unit I was not an American
citizen , Tune and wunt.H have put an
nnil lo this objection , and this happy fact
leaves me with no disposition to think
bltlorly of llio Injustice then done , or lo
magnify the hardships then imposed. 1
tun hero to-day with nothing in my ante
cedents , parlialitics or aversions to warp
my impressions or bias my opinions.
Though , by the grace of my country and
Its amended constitution , I am now an
American citizen , and have enjoyed this
proud distinction for some years , yet this
great privilege lias not been coupled with
conditions calculated lo blind mo lo
American imperfections or lo prevent
mo from seeing in a true light the institu
tions of countries other than my own.
U ilh all iu faulls , Paris to-day slands
nol less strong , compact anil hopetul
than at any lime during ils history. 1 do
not find hurt ; that absence of confidence
between man and man , thai ennui and
weakness arising from sensuality and
other Vices , usually ascribed to this
people , and which is the sure precursor
of the downfall of cities and empires.
L notice much drinking , yet little drunk
enness ; much loud talk , but no street
broils. In these respects and others
Paris seems to me , botli socially and
politically , in a hopeful condition. This
Bitporb oily is now , as il lias long been.
Iho chief continental center of European
civili/ation , nnd 1 sec nothing in its pros-
* cut character likely to cost it the loss of
this proud eminence.
No two sections of any city are in
Btrongor contrast than the old and the
now part of Paris. This appears not
only in the dill'ering condition of Iho in-
hubitants of each district respectively ,
hut m the architecture , the streets , and
tiio general appearance of tilings. Old
I'ans is where the workingmen generally
live , and It is a perfect network of nar
row streets , sombro courts , repulsive
alloys , lofty and dingy dwellings ,
crowded with occupants from foundation
to roof. Winding his way through the
sinuosities of this densely populated sec-
lion , an American , accustomed to wide
( streets , broatl sidewalks , large rooms ami
abundant sunshine will shudder at the
_ r thought of a populace huddled together
In such dark , threatening and dangerous
nroximity. Hut this feeling is much re
lieved by the appearance of the people
themselves. They certainly look healthy ,
1 . well clothed , well fed , and ro exceedingly -
ingly cheerful. A proverb says : "Idle
ness is the devil's workshop. " His sa-
tame majesty may have ninny such shops
in tins quarter , for aught I know. I
have not penetrated very far into the un
inviting obscurities of this shadowy sec
tion ; nevertheless , upon the surface not
many such dens are visible.
The French people seem to bo ns busy
as bees in n hive. Industry active ,
earnest nnd persistent is the rule. A
striking feature of this industry is found
in the fact that persons of all ages and
both sexes , gruy-haired men and grey-
haired wpmon , wrinkled not only by ago
but by toil , arc seen in Paris in a larger
proportion than elsewhere , all alike enraged -
( raged in some industrial avocation.
Woman , in the humbler walks of life ,
seems in Franco a more general help
meet than In the United States. Many
French women are surprisingly halo and
Htrong. In 1'aris woman is everywhere a
toiler , as much so as man. If a burden is
to bo borne , she is there to share the bur
den. If a handcart is to bo drawn , she
Is harnessed with a man , and supplies her
full sliaro of the strength to draw the
This union of men and women in Iho
struggle for houcst livelihood has a moral
ns well as material significance. It not
only accounts for the fact that this people
usually have cash on hand , but it is the
eauso of results still more important and
precious , for out of this mutuality and
Interdependence In bearing the burdens
[ of life , spring honorable social and do
mestic relations. KVOH among the hum
blest and poorest classes In Paris , the
family is an institullou of ideal sacred-
ness. It may bu true that the French
' * have no name for homo , but It Is not true
' lhat the real thing that constitutes homo
does not exist in Franco.
A French homo Is a real homo a nrlzcd
' homo. This union of oflbrt of which I
have spoken tolls of husband and wife , of
parent and child , of love and affection.
It tells of willing sacrifice of individual
J Base for the improvement of the coml-
lions of existence for all. No people who
, thus love one another , and who tlma
i labor togolhor , can justly bo regarded as
given over to destruction.
> Hut industry is not the only slrong point
' , In the lives of Ihcso Parisians. There is
- hero wholesome spiril of
a wise econ-
I nmy , from which wo In America
> , i might well take a lesson. Nothing hero
L that can bo made vahmblo or useful to
} man is permitted to go to waste. There
Is economy Iu the use of time , spaoo and
everything else. Many boys and girls
' wear wooden shoes. Hags , bones , can-
illo-ends , bits of meat , fragments of pa
per , uro all saved and turned to account
; in one way or another. There is especial
' economy and care in the use of fuel.
Looking over the city trom the towers of
Notre DaniQi 1 observed many ehimnoya
but little siuoko. In passing the dwcl-
' ' Ings of almost any locality at night , you
will see many windows , but little light ,
\ -Wo hoar of fewer lamp explosions in
fc" Pnrlsj for a single caudle Is used where
7 wo1 would have Ihreo or four lamps ,
v Great fires seldom occur.
t ' There uro ton lirqs in Now York to ono
V , Iu Paris. I have hearu no lire bolls and
' ebon but.ono Jlro engine .during the two
months thnt 1 have spent hero. All labor
la huro'hehl in-hoiior all usufiil callings
nro respectable. ' Everyone accords the
& right of way to-- him"'who bears the burt -
t tfqu. No QUO seems.nslia.iiied . of his avo-
: , imtioti. 1 uotieo that the porter.lho boot-
it v ' black , , ' the street eleanor ,
overt tho-ruir nicker , .each wears'the
bad 0.of his.calling bravely , 'Thoin id-
Iprvnnt.th6 shop-girl , the needle-woman
weara-each her p&p'.pr bonnet , prgoos.
incappe'it and , unbounded with equal
inconceru as to tWrat the crowd may-say
ir think. And wejl sheniny'.for however
.heap . or coarse may be jier apparel , she
eldom fails to iunku.anoat und. tidy ap-
J have not boou luucu Impressed by the
politeness found in the streets among the
working clashes. There is certainly
nothing humble-mouthed , servile or ob
sequious about them. 'On the contrary ,
they seem to bo fully conscious ot their
own rights , dignity and power. They
Often occupy more than their needed
space in tno streets anil will not step
aside to make room for the passers-by.
They look at n stranger sometimes as
though ho wore an intruder , and they
proclaim in their features the idea that
they are lords of the soil and masters of
the situation , I nm told that this feature
of street manners , which .seems lo bo a
little in excess of n just los-y , is more
prominent now than during the empire ;
nnd the fact Is not strange , for the com
mon people have a power now that was
not then conceded.
I'EUI't.i : AND rittNCKS.
They now walk In freedom and m con
scious right where only princes walked
before. And this fact is an element in
the stability of the republic. The beauti
ful grounds of the Tulleries , the naileries
of tlie Louvre and the Luxembourg , the
Musce Uluny , the Jardln des Plantes , the
Ecolo des Heaux-Arts , the Musoo lies
Archives , the pleasure park of Saint
Cloud , tlm palace and gardens of Ver
sailles and Fonttilnobleau , the Esplanade
of the Hotel dc3 luvalldes belong now as
much to the working classes as they dm
once lo counts and countesses.
As to the possible permanency of the
republic , 1 accept the statement of my
old friend and co-laborer in the antislavery -
slavery cause , Mr. Theodore Tilton. lie
has resided hero several years , quietly
pursuimr his literary similes , and Is a
close observer , lie is as bright anil
witty as ever , and deeply interested in
the republic of France , lie tells mo that
tlie "To bo or not to be''of the republic
depends upon Hie jotUinuanco of peace ;
thai every day of peace' is an additional
guaranlce of llio stability of llio republic.
Hut it is easy to speculate and philoso
phize about contingencies and possibili
ties crowing oni of the wide divergence
of classes and the disparity of conditions.
To-day at least , Paris seems happy ,
peaceful and prosperous. . Her greatness
is evidently not llio result of her lortunato
situation , or of any sudden triumph of
arms or achievement iu diplomacy. She
has lived for nearly a score of years
under the deep shadow of a terrible disas
ter , and has borne her share in leveling a
mountain of debt imposed by n foreign
conqueror. She has at her door no broad
sea or splendid harbor upon wliioli navies
may ride , but is essentially an inland
city. The marvel is that a city of such
dimensions and magnificence , with
2,000,000 inhabitants , should have arisen
here. Plainly enough the secret of her
greatness must be sought for within , and
not from without. It is duo to the genius
of her people , their industry , their econ
omy , their public spirit , their patriotism
and their integrity. Under all forms of
their government these qualities have
been conspicuous. In no other
great center of western Europe
has more been done to gratify tno
testhelic taste of a population than in
Paris. In addition to her picture gal
leries , like tlio Louvre , the largest build
ing in Europe , with its miles ofcorridora
and acres of pictures , the Luxembourg
and other places dedicated to art , which
atlract art students from all quarters of
the globe. Iheno are opportunities olio red
licro for tlie acquisition of knowledge , for
the cultivation ot intellect and lor the
rclineuient of taste. The college of
Franco opens wide jls doors and wel
comes Iho public to listen to lectures by
its most learned and gifted professors
"without money and without price. "
Paris can boast that her school of medi
cine is the most celebrated in the world.
Her Uibliothcquo Nalionale lias 3,000-
000 of volumes , thojiccuinulation of con-
luries , a grand store-house of knowledge
to which citi/.en and foreigner are ail-
millcd , and where they arc provided with
every necessary lor reading and study.
Since the war with Germany there has
been developed an interest in the educa
tion of the masses beyond anything of
the sort prior to the war. Paris
teems with schools , and ils people
have become m larger measure than
ever a reading people. Franco has fully
realized the truth that an uneducated
nation , , however bravo and patriotic , is at
an immense disadvantage in comparison
with one that is educated. She has
learned wisdom from alt nations , and
has honored the United ' Stales by send
ing ono of her sons , M. Paul Pussy , lo in
spect , our educational system. Ills re
port on the subject shows him to have
been a close observer and a diligent
student. Ho seems to have been much
impressed with sonic of the features of
our system , and ho warmly commends
them. Notwithstanding it is usual to
represent Paris as a Godless city , given
over to the works of darkness , there is
hero a largo degree of religious activity ,
and since no religion in this city can
make any impression without inculcating
sound morality , this activity lends lo Iho
conservation of Parisian society.
There is no question that Romanism
has lost ground in Franco since the in
auguration of the republic ; tlmt the
common people have boeomo indifferent
and the learned sceptical ; but the Ho-
man Catholic church is still both a relig
ious and a political force. No doubt that
u sense of its diminished power acts as
a strong motive for increased exertion.
Its priests , iu their long black irowns ,
and its sister * of charity with their pe
culiar costumes , are everywhere seen.
Numerous processions ot school children
are met with in the streets , under the
immediate guardianship of priests and
nuns , whoso uvur-cpnljunod watchfulness
cannot bo without its inlluenco upon the
rising generation.
I have seen but little of the statesmen
of the French republic. It is not an easy
matter to obtain admission to the trench
senate or the corps leglslatlf. It will , I
think , be much easier to do so when the
republic is ti little further removed from
the times of the empire. At present ,
spectators are admitted only by ticket ,
and as the galleries are small tickets are
few. I have , however , had the good for
tune to witness the proceedings of the
senate once , and those of the corps legis-
lallf twice. For a part of ihis privilege
1 was Indebled lo Iho kindness of Mr.
Theodore Stanton , who , us a son of
Henry 1 $ . and Elizabeth Cnily Stanton ,
has inherited in a largo measure the high
qualities of Ids gifted parents. Ho has
resided hero during the la t ton years ,
and is eminent us u journalist and u lit
erary uian ,
I was greatly impressed by the dignity ,
the decorum and the intellectual appear
ance of Iho French senate. In this re
spect it much resembles the American ,
The only marked difference is in the
style of dross. Every French senator , I
noticed , was attired in the evening cos
tume of a dress party , Tlio corps legis-
latlf differs from ine French senate in
about the same proportion us the house
of representatives dillers from the Ameri
can senate.
On the occasion of the recent change
of ministry , through the intervention of
M. Frederic Passv , an eminent member
of the assembly , 1 obtained a seat iu tlie
gallery of M. Floquot , its president. I
could hardly have had a better oppor
tunity of observing the stormy side of
French character. The scone was about
as. wild and 'tempestuous us that in our
house of representatives , when James G.
Hlaino debuted with Hill , of Georgia , the
question of the exclusion of Jefferson
IMvis from amnesty.
President Floquot , a calm , dignified
auuij-with a large , iutolloctiiul hoau , had
otton to'ring hu boll to still the tempest ,
to restore order , and to bold the body to
Us work. At time's it was like the sound
ing of gouga to'keep the. bees from
swarming. Hut Ma temper wag excellent
and his management &dmtrab'lqi ' .
Looking down .upon the senators as
they filed into the chamber , 1 observed a
grave nnd venerable man , somewhat
pent with age , but with firm and reso
lute , step , proceed to his scat.
"Thnt pcnalor , " said my friend , Mr.
Slunton , "Is M. Schoelchcr , the William
Lloyd Garrison of France , for he brought
forward the measure emancipating the
slaves of the French colonies , in 1818. "
At once , perhaps like Polonius In the play ,
I thought 1 saw n slight rcs.cmbl.ince.
The head is lone and almost entirely
bald ; Iho fealures clean cut. tranquil ,
nnd benignant , like those of the Ameri
can emancipator. On my expressing n
desire to bo introduced lo him , Mr. Stanton -
ton , through a member ot the senate ,
procured mo an interview with M.
Schoolcher in the senate reception room.
Among the lirst things ho said to mo
was : "How are the colored people now
treated in the stales ? I have heard lhat
they arc not oven allowed lo ritto in the
strcel curs of New York , and oilier largo
cilics. "
I very promptly and gladly assured
him that tills barbarism was no longer
practiced in the northern stales , and that
the old prejudice growing out of slavery ,
though Klill rife in the old slnvo states , is
gradually disappearing trom the pro
gress of a higher civilization ,
Soon after meeting M.Solioolchor in the
sonuto , 1 had the pleasure ami llio privi
lege of an interview with him at his
house. It was during his breakfast hour ;
and it was an Interview that I. shall never
forgel His elegant apartments , espe
cially his library , proclaimed the philan
thropic history of the man. Ho was lilcr-
ally surrounded by broken fellers and
oilier cast-oil' paraphernalia of Hie slave
lie told me lhat Immediately after the
republic of M8 was formed he wont to M.
Arngo and said : ' 'Now is tlie lime to
emancipate Iho slaves of our colonies , "
but that statesman met the proposition
with the argument that such a measure
could not be entertained ; that it would
produce insurrection and bloodshed in
tlio colonies. "Hold him"said M. School-
cher , "that on the contrary failure to
emancipate now , would cause llio slaves
to rise in insurrection , and if emancipa
tion were not decreed , I would myself ad
vise llio slaves lo rise. " Fortunately , no
such advice was given , and no insurrec
tion look place , for al the end of the con-
vorsulion , M. Arago committed Iho wholn
subject to the hands of M. Sclioelcher.and
the result was the memorable decree
emaucinaling all the slaves of tlio French
During breakfast the door boll rang ,
and a card was handed lo M. Schpolehor.
II was evidently some one who wished to
see him , and L thought him about to de
cline admitting the visitor. Ho said lo
his servant , ' ' .Do 1 know him ? " On re
ceiving a negative reply , ho hesitated for
a moment , and then asked , "Is he a col
ored man ? " Upon learning that ho was ,
ho ordered him _ shown at once into the
library. This circumstance bespoke the
character of the man. An ordinary visi
tor would have probably found him lee
much engaged at that hour to gain ad
mission to iiis presence , but a man of the
injured race , to whose cause ho had
shown a profound devotion , he was un
willing to turn away.
M. Schpelchcr is now eighty-two years
old , and is not only active in tlie senate ,
but Is doing much literary work. He is
writing a biography of Toussaint-Lou-
verlure , and I hope ho will live lo com-
plclo it. I have promised to do my best
to secure its ropublicalion in the United
Stales for llio bonclit of the class to
which the bravo and heroic Toussaint
belonged , for no colored man can bo
great und good without thereby helping
his whole race. M. Schoelelier is a free
thinker. Pore Hyacintho says of him
that "ho is a man who does not believe
in a God , but ono who mukcs other men
believe in Him. "
I have had many attentions shown mn
by American residents in Paris , and I
am happy to bear testimony to the kind
ness anil cordiality of my countrymen
abroad. Strange to say , to none have 1
been more indebted for kind olliccs than
to Professor Thomas Yoatman , formerly
a slave-holder from the state of Missouri.
Wo mot each other from opposite cx-
Ircmcs of experience , and he seemed de
sirous to atone for whatever of wrong
there had been in his past relation to the
slaves of America , by kind offices to mu
us a stransier In a strange land.
Upon the whole , T came to Paris with
largo expectations ; I have viewed its
wonders with satisfaction , und I leave it
with regret , but with a hope of return
ing In the spring and seeing it under
sunnier skies.
A Polk counly , ( Jeorfiia , man Is living
pleasantly with his eiL-hth wife.
William T ) . Howells' wife Is quoted as sny-
Ing tlmt her husband writes as a man sawd
In Paris there Is a fashionable club inailo
up entirely o divorced people , and It Is said
to bo the plcusaiitest In the city.
Miss Woodrtitle , of Now York , has just
been married In Paris to llcnrl Loge , the
well-known UuJxIan pianist nnd com
They had not met since they wore in the
ballet nt the academy ot music , under .Maple-
son. "Dear Liz/.io , I'm HO clad to see you ! "
"So 1 am to meet you. " "Aro you married ? "
"Yes ; are you' " ' "Yes ; any children' . " '
"Two ; and you' " ' "None ; our house is too
small. "
Marie Prescott's husband , William Perzel ,
published a card last weolc worded In this
way : "Hnvlnic returned from abroad and
discovered the existence of certain clrciim-
Ptanres that necessitate action on my part , I
feel It my duty as a man and a manager to
miiko this public announcement ot the fact
that I have severed all relations , business
and otherwise , with Marie PrcscotU"
The wife of an Ku llbh clnrcyiimii has es
tablished In London a phico tor the distri
bution of clothinir , which she denominates
"Tlio Clothorles. " During the past year no less
than ! ! 0COJ garments have been received and
distrlbulcd union ; , ' tlio worthy poor. She
has nuenta all over tlio city who imjulro into
tlio character and condition of every peti
London Truth : I am Informed that the
marriage of Olirlstino Nitason with tlio Count
Vnllojo Muaudn will bo celebrated either In
Cannes , whither she is ( 'oliu ; after appear
ing at a charity concert in Paris , or on her
return to Paris In J'ohrnary. The delay of
this long arranged alTalr has been caused bv
tlie Vatican. The paual ofllcers are Iu no
hurry to sanction tlio marriage of a faithful
Spanish hldnlRO with a Lutheran lady.
JIlss Maud Howe , the daughter of Mis.
Julia Ward Howe , wns married to Mr. John
Klllot on Monday In Boston , Miss Howe
has furnished more than one model for
artlstle work , and visitors to the centennial
will recall Porter's nxnulsltn portrait of a
younu girl In a red Gainsborough hat
which now belongs to the Corcoran gallery
at Washington , ns well as the beautiful portrait
trait In evenlnc diess which was exhibited
at the Paris exposition. A year afterward
Miss Howe iralned many laurels abroad as an
American beauty , and U was hinted tlmt
George Kllot mailo her tlm model for Gwen
dolyn in "Daniel Dorouda. " Later traces of
her personality hnvu been found In the hero
ine of "Dr. Claudius , " a novel by her cousin ,
1' . Marlon Crawford , and In "A Politician's
Daughter , " Myra Sawyer Hamlin's novel of
last slimmer. Ingoing to Homo as a bride ,
Miss Howe will revisit scenes of earlier
social triumphs , whore , as the guest of her
nunt , Mrs. Terry , the fair American received
much admiration In 1S7S.
Madame Christine Nilsson writes that
she will , after all that has been said ,
marry tlio Count do Miranda ; Langtry
declares that she is engaged to Freddy
Gebhardt , aud is only waiting for her
divorce to celebrate the ceremony , and It
is. otlioially announced that Mrs. James
Potter Browji will go upon the stage. All
of 'which Is suggestive pf slirewxl adver
tising. . ,
Last Words With the isplorer on His "Waj
to the A'fritxin Wilds.
.lakes Hofora tlm ' .loiirnoy Iliniry's
Appcnrnnoo T/io / K.x-Omnlinn
In Good Shape All A lion rd
for tlio Congo.
HufssKi.3 , Jan. 21 lUorrcspondcncn
of the HEB. ] 'During thu Hying
farewell visit which Stanley paid
to King Leopold , before leav
ing for his Kmiii I'nelia oxpcdilion , I
had the privilege of an hour's interview
with him , at the Hotel do Hellenic , the
very hotel , .strange to say , where pour
"Chinese ( Jordon" put up just before
starling for Khartoum and death.
Having only two or three hours to
spend here , including breakfast time ,
Stanley hud instructed the hotel porters
to meet any oallors with a stern "Not at
homo. " I never had reason to congratu
late myself so much upon my previous
acquaintance with Stanley and the
special link which my translation of his
last book on the Congo had formed between -
tweon us ; for , thnnks to those circum
stances , the watchword "Not at homo"
was exceptionally withdrawn , and I had
the good forluno of helm : the last con
tinental ] ourntilist who spoke with the
"great little man" before his departure
for that dark continent where he has
spent , on and oil' , nearly eighteen yours
of his life , and from which ho ii'ti.y never
In the largo but simply lurnlshnii room
where he had taken up his quarters , I
found Stanley standing , his back to the
lire , iu a black frock-coat , duck waist
coat und light fancy trousers. Tins was
the very unoourt like attire in which he
had just spent two hours with King Leo
pold. He has always shown something
like contempt for the smaller details of
European etiquette , anil 1 remember a
French publisher telling mo how , after
Stanley's return from discovering Living
stone , lie muttho famous explorer in a
Parisian drawing room in corduroy
clotho.s and an Irish frii'X.o to the evident
disgust ot the gorgeously dressed lookers
"Just like those Americans from the
backwoods. " concluded the publisher ,
with a look of indignation.
"And exploring the dark continent is
.just like those Americans from the back
woods , too , " Stanley smilingly replied ,
when 1 afterward repeated the remark
to him.
On the present occasion , the king of
the. Belgians , who doesn't happen to be
a French publisher nor even a masher ,
had not noticed , any more than at any
oilier time , Stanley's comparative neg
lige. As the great explorer told mo , his
majesty was wonderfully cordial , showed
"a great deal of senlimiMU , " congratu
lated him specially On his having fore
gone his American lecturing tour for his
noble and dangerous attempt to rescue
Kiniu I'acha , and had the twinkling of a.
tear in his eye on'parting with the plainly
dressed hero. '
It was in the latter part of our conver
sation that Stanley imparted these facts.
At lirst ho did not seem inclined to un
bosom himself.
"Have you come. " he inquired , "in the
capacity of a friend to bid farewell , or as
a journalist to cross-examine meV"
"Uotli. "
"I put the question , " he retorted with
a queer look , "because when 1 was a
journalist in the United States I never in
terviewed ncople in a hurry. "
"Well , don't you think people in a
hurry are the only interesting ones , ami
are you not doing an injustice to the
American press iu general and your for
mer self in particular , by intimating that
they aie the very people American jour
nalists take caio to leave alone ? "
"Well , " saiil the explorer , with a sly
smile , "all things considered , I do admit
that if 1 had been anybody else to-day in
Brussels , 1 should have interviewed Stan
ley , or tried to , at least. 15ut then , you
see , 1 am not somebody else , and when
the intervicwrr appears I grumble. "
Then we sat down in two-arm chairs
fiicing cacti other , and Stanley , assuming
a frigid look , begged "the journalist" to
begin his task , before "the friend" pro
ceeded with his oll'usions. I have known
Stanley personally for several years , had
long conversations wiln him in Brussels ,
Ostend , Paris and London ; IKCVO received
from him many marKs of kindness and
sympathy , and yet have never scon him
otherwise than icy at the beginning of a
talk. There is something very peculiar
and sphynx-liko , at such times , in his
manner of staring at you with a kind of
dreamy look , closed lips , and a general
stillness of the body , just like a man who
might bo expecting and preparing for an
assault in a railway car , from sonic sus
picious-looking follow seated on
the opposite side. Hut then , only
a journalist completely unacquainted
with him could bo frightened uw.iv by
this unpromising debut. When you have
been questioning Stanley for some time
and receiving brief , dry and unsuggos-
tivo answers , and you begin to think that
there in nothing to bo got out of the cold
and distant little man , the ice thaws all of
a sudden , Stanley rises , a kindly smile
lights up his eyes , and ho spontaneously
lets loose all you have been unavaillngly
trying to extract from him , and then you
have only to sit still and listen , and become -
come onrapturcd with the heated tones ,
the enthusiastic gestures and the pictur
esque words of t'lo bravo and eloquent
explorer , who is henceforth so thoroughly
carried away by his favorite African
theme that ho will only stop when out of
As an illustration of this , hero is an
amusing incident which occurrodat Os-
tcnd , in 1881 , immediately after Stanley's
triumphant return from the Congo ,
whore he had been founding the free
state. On hearing of his arrival , I ran
down to Oatund , g6t an appointment
with him for the following morning at 0 a.
m. and to make sum iof keeping the early
rendezvous , 1 lured the room adjoining
his own , at the hotel'Where ' ho was stay
ing. When 1 rosfl on the morrow , just
after the sun , 1 Jrmrmul that the hotel
had boeomo crowded during the night
with newspaper reporters who had come
with the same object us mypolf , and
among whom wore correspondents of
( iorimin papers , London papers , Dutch
papers , beside a representative of the
Herald , specially sonf for that purpose.
I immediately determined upon the
wicked scheme of talking with Stanley
at undue length and tiring him o'ut , If 1
could ; iu short , of making the rival
journalists wait so long for their turn
that my report should bo secure of a clear
"boat1' over all the others , Wo had
been conversing for scarcely live min
utes , however , when I gave up
all hope of succeeding in this
rascally plot. There was the
usual frigid glance , and the short "yes"
and "noes" following every query , and
that general Egyptian mummy-like do-
meaner , which uwteud of inviting .ques
tions seemed to repel them and stillo
them back into my mouth. It seemed
clear that my journalistic brothers would
not have to remain very lontr out m the
cold. Casually I asked Stanley whether
lie did really oolieve in the prospects of
the newly founded free state of Congo ,
He'rose to his foot , took from his mouth
the pipe from which ho had been pulling
clouds of Virginia tobacco , and let the
fire In It extinguish slowly on the' table
while to my intcnso delight ho onterci
into one of the most 'detailed , amusing
and brilliant descriptions imaginable.
I fnupy I hear and see him still , cnlarg
ing , with quite a boyish gusto , upon the
future growth and welfare of Africa
which ho saw shining , as it were , out o
the shadows of the present ; and how ho
described the time when emigrants landIng -
Ing at Banana would bo ablo'tocool Jhcit
hciitefl bodies tinder the verandahs , o :
comfortable cafes , and how. after resting
n day or two in the hotels worthy o ;
Uroadway or Fifth avenue , stranger. *
would jump into line railway carriages
with the porters slamming "tin
doors and crying : "Uentlumon , gentle
men , the train for Stanley Fallal Now
lool ; oul. there , we've oll'l" And to make
the Dictum more graphic , Stanley mi
micked the fresh-lauded colonists wiping
the perspiration from their foreheads
under the scorching sun ; and their sighs
of relief , afterwards , whim sipping some
ould draught "under the verandahs , "
and the bellowing of the railway ser
vants , and oven the hissing and spouting
of the stcim engine. And ho proceeded
at galloping pace , only resting now nntl
then to take breath , and then startinc oil
again at a simple remark which 1 wedged
iu from time to time in order to impel !
him on again. L remained with him
three hours and a half , and the represent
ative of the Herald was the only other
journalist whom Stanley consented to
receive that day , after such an exhaust
ing and exhaustive interview. 1 have
had occasion to meet Stanley's French
rival , Savorgnan do lira//.n , and have
been .struck by the extraordinary con
trast which the two men oiler in their
general bearing. Not only is Do Bra/.x.a
as tall and slim as Stanley is short and
broad , not only is one dark as the other
is now grey , but the diHercnco in their
deportment and character Is so great
that it is really worth pointing out. No
man in the world could welcome a jour
nalist more courteously than Do Hraz/.a.
There is a perpetual smile in Ins I'.yes ,
which seems as a retleetion of those
Italian skies under which , I believe , he
was born.
iu : is A t'lc.AunTTB rinsi ) .
His tall , supple frame bends conde
scendingly on the appearance of an in
terviewer. Ho is ready at once not only
to reply to any amount of questions , but
oven to suggest them , and his answers
are always given in a soft , musical tone ,
which caresses the cars as a warm ,
southerly brce/.o. Strange to say , how
ever , as soon as Jlr. Reporter has van
ished , quite charmed , from le Hraz/.a's
presence , ho suddenly linds out that tlm
French , or rather Italian , explorer has
withheld from him all information of
real interest , it having happened that the
wily gentleman was desperately chewing
his cigarette , and thereby mullling his
own words , each time he was letting
some cat out of the bag for Mr. Ke-
portcr's benefit. Stanley , after a short
moment of apparent coolness and still'-
ness , lays his pipe down and opens his
mind with an absolutely American frank
ness , fearlessness and sincerity. The
whole dillcronco lies there. De Braz/.a ,
unlike the hero of Lafontaino's fable , re
sembles a sheath of iron painted green
like si reed on the surface ; whereas Stan
ley is the rccd which seems unbending at
jirst sight , because it is painted over in
iron lines.
Lot us now return to our late interview
at tlic Hotel do Bcllevuc , from which I
have been wandering far away. With
regard to what was said concerning the
details of the Kmin expedition , it will
suflice to mention the fact of Stanley's
astonishing coolness , cheerfulness and
hccdlessnoss of all danger. Ho could
not have spoken in a lighter wav of his
perilous undertaking if ho had been
merely contemplating a holiday excur
sion to the Channel islands.
"Well , " I enquired , after observing
this , "what about that American lectur
ing tour upon the abandonment , of which
the king complimented you ? Don't yon
think you have greatly disappointed the
people of the United States ? "
"I have no doubt of it , " he replied.
"Neither will they doubt that their dis
appointment is largely shared by myself ,
"ion will remember that at our interview
at Ostend , I told you of my intention to
enjoy myself for a year or two , before
trying another fresh trip. A long visit to
America was to have been my principal
enjoyment. It is the only part of the
world , outside Africa , where I really feel
at home. The English are kind to me ,
and the enlightened portion of the na
tion certainly sympathize strongly with
my work. But nowhere under the sun
have I ever noticed such widespreadgen
eral and popular appreciation of my aims
as in the United States , whore the lowest
as well as the highest classes of society
follow my undertakings with the encour
aging and inspiring interest shown by
the youngest as by the oldest member of
a family towards the worldly experi
ments of a son or brother. I should have
crossed the Atlantic and made a long
stay in the dear place much carhor had 1
not boon forcibly detained in London by
the protracted negotiations I had to carry
on for the construction of the projected
Congo railway. As soon as those negoti
ations collapsed , and I felt myself free ,
I started joyfully for America to indulge
In the long expected pleasure. And , cer
tainly , it was very painful for mo to say
farewell , and start back again to Europe ,
almost as soon as I hul : landed , lint
then , my American friends will keep an
other fact in view. 1 was , and am still ,
Now.I accepted the mission to Wadelai ,
without knowing whether it would bo
approved by .your sovereign , and there
fore I risked incurring His displeasure
und losing my engagement with him by
rushing away to rescue Kmin Pacha. Is
there , in the' United States , a single man
who , under Iheso circumstances , would
not understand that I had to obey a
higher call of duty and conscience , bo-
Torn which all other duties and pleasures
must vanish ? In fsct , I know the Amori-
3.111 public too well to suspect that they
would have entertained any other feeling
than an uncomplimentary astonishment
liad I hesitated to tear myself away from
them , at such a call. For there is no
nation which more Admires und values
luring deeds and lofty undertakings than
that which has furnished the motive
power of my whole career and sot mo on
the track of Dr. Livingstone , and which
ivas the lirst to give the real status of ex
istence to the Congo state , by ollicially
iioknowlodging its llag long before any
luiropoan government would even enter
tain the idea. "
And thereupon Stanley entered into a
slashing comparison between the Amori-
san ami the European press Ho found
that generally journals did not turn to
such a good account as they could the
enormous power they now wield. There
was too much of pm'aoual squabbles and
party spirit shown. At times , ho thought
that if ho were
lie would not take the trouble to deny it ,
because the public had become so stispi-
uious of printed reports that even well-
founded criticisms are often disbelieved.
But the nrnss of the United States at
least hail this splendid quality , that it al-
ivavs supports traitorous ideas and lofty
Inspirations , and never tries to mar a
great undertaking by the sneers or the
facile fun which European journalists
frequently indulge in on nil subjects ,
heedless of the dispiriting cil'ect which u
single word may produce on the Mronj.-
ust minds and the moat philanthropic
So intent was Stanley on this portion
of his remarks that hu had quite forgot
ten the breakfast-tray which had been
lying ou the table lor the last half-hour ,
Iliad to remind him of it by shaking
hands and wishing Him "God spued" to
Ue conducted mo to the door , aud re
verting once more to the Ideas ho had
bacn expressing :
"Yes , " ho said"I should like to see the
press of llio whole world become klndnr
and kinder , nobler and nobler , us fa l as
it becomes mightier and mightier. "
And pointing upwards , ho added :
"It should ever lojk ( higher and higher
and take for its motto one word : Excel-
siorl" ( tr.UAKi ) llAittir.
Knto I'htijo Is writing the life of her father.
Mrs. Kmmous is said to bo worth about
s ; > oooo.
It Is assorted that 1,000 women own nnil
manage f.irins in lu\va.
1'lntln.i and coli ) Is tnn favorite combina
tion In tine plated link button ? .
Small shot now ornament tlio overlapping
cuds of Mender wire and twist-shank rings. '
For misses , cell carrlncs chased and often
set with turquoise nre neat and fashionable ,
Atnonst the wealthy and the followers ot
fashion link-buttons mo almost exclusively
worn ,
One of the most popular onyx rlncs Is
without doubt the conventional llower with
peal 1 center.
The chased horse-shoo or wroath.eomblned
with enamel ( lowers. Is appropriately us-cit iu
earrings as well ns plus.
A Hue of fancy stone earrings , Including
opals , sapphires mid similar stones , set vco
plainly , Is being made this season.
Mrs. Maekay Is expected to become one ot
the highest bidders tor some of tlio Kietich
crown jewels at the coining sale In May.
Ulnck braiding on whlto cloth vests ami
panels is not now , but Is still worn , generally
upon house chesses for those In nioiinilnj ; .
Canadian authorities object to American
sloops nml schooners , but the Canadian ulrls
ore very friendly to United States smacks.
Jlrs. Mary Ashley Townsend will edit
the now bi-monthly magazine soon to be is
sued in Now Orleans , wile the title Ait and
Ladles bc lnnimr to lay aside rummilng
wear ur.ty cashmere combined with -white
eontedsllk nnd trimmed with steel passe
Tlm double-strand cell bracelet Is now ap
pearing In beautilul styles , the varied liulsli
ot the two strands nli'ordliij , ' a wide range of
The crescent In vermicelli finish , sot with
diamonds and havim ; a small diamond slur
on one of Us horns , is seen butii In pins and
California widows stand no nonsense. An
Oakland paper stated that a cltl/.en hail goim
to a happier home , and the widow has sued
the paper lor libel.
There Is a tendency to return to some old-
fashioned colors under now mimes. A bright
blue shade Is railed "jubilee blue , " in honor
of the Kimllsh queen.
A Immlmmio opal rint ? recently Introduced
1ms a single stone with a trefoil of small diamonds
mends on each side , and the upper part of
the shank around tlio gems richly chas'cil.
Ladies' vest chains are now made in tlm
French style , polished cold shot alternating
with French links of platinum. A small pla
tinum locket In the same style is attached.
Lady Colin Campbell hesitates between
the stage , the lectuie platform , and a book.
Havim ; the sanction of the ( pieon she will
doubtless succeed In whatever she under
The forget-me-not Mulsh , a beautifully
chnsi'd itiutaco of platinum nnd gold In imi
tation ot that popular llower. Is the richest
and most artistic novelty In chased sleeve-
A salable ring at present has a Ihit shnulc ,
the upper pattof which Is split , and two par
allel rows of fancy stones , three in a tow ,
ate set either diagonally or in line with the
A llghllplnk that Is being brought out In vel
vets to combine with black lace Is much like
the old Magenta shades and Is called Charles
X. pink Anemone is a new reddish purple ,
much prettier than the heliotrope now worn.
Five young women are studying In the law
department In tlio .Michigan university this
year. One of them Is the dimglitcrof a promi
nent lawyer In the Sandwich Islands. Slie In
tends to practice her profession in her native
A new review has been started Iu Itomo by
tlireo young Ualmn women. Tlio initial
number promises biographies of celebrated
women , articles on household eeonomy.drcs.s
nnd hygiene , etc. , of particular intercut to
'llio newest queen chain Is composed of red
and giccn gold and platinum in beautiful
contrast , and his : n tail pendant , the surface
of which consists of deeply chased blocks of
the same metals , set with dilferent coloicd
him was a crank on the subject of music.
Acciitlciuan knocked at her door anil nskod :
"Does . live here ? " "No.
Mr. Smith . sir ; Ills
his room is nn octave huher In the next
Hat , " she replied , in a pianissimo nudnute
tone of voice.
In Holland women are rapidly usurping
the occupation of pharmaceutical assistants.
Out. of a total of illty-sovon candidates , nine
teen out of thirty-one females , mid only
eight out of twenty-four males were success
ful In the recent state examination.
Tlio new aomestlc golden beryl hits n very
pleasing olfect when mounted In the plain
twist-shank ring In combination with small
diamonds , or In scarf-pins in the popular
Maltese cross form. It almost rivals tlio diamond
mend In brilliancy.
When a young lady runs olt nnd marries n
coachman a great fuss Is made about It ; but
every iliiy seine bride marries siKi'ootiiand
nothing is thought of thnt.
Said n maid , "I will marry for lucre , "
And her scamlaliml ma almost shuero :
liut when tlio chance came ,
And she told the cond dame ,
I notice she did not lebucre.
The close French bonnet promises to hold
tsown the coming season , judging by tlio
printed plates and other models HOIU over na
uinouncements ot forthcoming styles in
lead-gear. Pointed , gabled nnd horseshoe
crowns are shown among the majority of
.hoio shapes , and the bonnet entire Is still
ho diminutive toy head-dress thnt it tins been
or two seasons past.
The mixture of striped mid other fancy
nnteriat with plnm fabrics will continue 111
'avor during the coming season , nnd also tlio
rlmmiiic of textiles in monochrome with
bandfrof contrasting material of various de
signs to represent stripes. Ualloons , fancy
beaded passementeries , lint plimvt Iu nji !
pllqtip , molro ml Into ulrbics. velvet ribbons f
nnd bands of Swiss Insertion will bo used fo. I
this purpose. i
The old rcptlllc anil Insect forms , so pop 1
ular this st'nsnn , occasionally take ttecidertljV 5
realistic forms. A necklace was reccntlj
seen , the CIMP of which was n hugo error
froir , while the several links were formed ol
long-tailed tadpoles. A ] > ln for the hnlr ,
equally prc-Hiphirllstlc : , is composed of n
hunch of cherries on ono of which n slim Is
resting , n tiall of slime belm : plainly marked
behind It. >
India silks nro more popular than French
foulards owing tothi-lr superior iltiinblllty. F
\ \ hlto India silks , with all over patterns of '
graceful lines In black , blue , brown or soar-
lot will niako pretty summer dresses , and
there are many Wattrau ami Pompadour de
signs of roses ami pinks In Dale nnd charm-
Ini : colors. I.ace Is no loser used In profu
sion to trim these light silks , velvet having t
superseded It ,
Surahs with larje. wide dlaeonal twills are
shown In nil solid colors anil In many plaids ,
soim-of the prettiest being dark blue crosst-,1
with pink or lighter blue : Suedp.with lurs ot
roscnuil ciet'ii , and irrcou grounds barred
with pli.k. J'lieso are to ho made up In en-
lire dresses not combinations , with velvet
collar , vest nnd cud's ; tlut skirts bordered
with velvet , or with velvet laid In between
the plaits.
Thereils already a Inrge display In nil the
shops of saleoiis , batistes ami other cotton
Kooils , bccatiso such dresses nro made tin
during tlio leisure ot I.eut. Panels of em.
broidery , borders for the lower skirl nml en.
tire skirts of embroidery are special fonturot
of these pretty gowns. The various shades
of heliotrope , so popular this winter , reap
pear In the Baleens , ns well ns several of tlio
now greens nud grays. The taney is to mnkt
them with plain skirls of. sollit color , the
drapery being Itemed Iu white or ecru.
A. Chinook Wind.
Providence Journal : A Hostoulau , who
has just returned from a Hying trip to
Portlund.Ori'gon , relates liow'hoToll ( Mil.
cage with the mercury al zero , and went
on to litid it constantly sinking , until
with two locomotives it was dillicult to
got up steam enough to drag the train ;
and with a roaring lire in the ears it was
still net'e sary to keep In furs to
be anything nearly comfortable. Ho
says that in crossing snowy plums
through Dakota , when everybody was
bundled up to the eyes , a man accus
tomed to the country suddenly throw'
back his heavy ulster collar , exclaim
ing :
There , .we've struck n Chinook wind.
Now we are all right. I'm going out on
the platform. "
Those not accustomed to the idiosyn
crasies of the American climate in tlmt
especial locality regarded Iho man : .s be
side himself , but when the platform was
vi.siled by the more daring ones , It w.s ;
discovered that the temperature was that
of n mild spring day. The snow and the
mysterious wind seemed to have blown
in a new season. The name of this warm
breeze is tliosnmo as that of a tribe of In
dians of British Columbia , who perhaps
manufacture it , and it is said to be so
warm thai it destroys llirco or tour feet of
snow in a single night. The gentleman
who relates this thermic voyage elopes by
relating ho\v when he arrived al Porl-
land , pansies were blooming in Hi'gar
den beds , and mildness had possession of
Iho land ; an ending which is especially
cllectivo in these frozen days.
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