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THE OMAHA DAILY . BEE ' SUNDAY , . .NOVEMBER & . 188a-SIXTEEN PAGES.
/ ' -SEWEST.COUNTRY OF : ASIA ,
. ' ' T > ef YnnktspB of Asia and How They
. , Are Adopting Civilization.
. BIZE OF JAPAN.--ITS BIG
A"IooIt nt I lie Alnrin nttd thp Alaska
of Jnpnit ilApniicHQ Kn'rtlKiUfikcH
TOKK ) , Japan , Oct. 17. [ Specias
Correspondence of Tun HEK. ] I
write this letter in Toklo , the capi
tal of the new Jnpnn , No better
plnte cpuld ho chosen for the study
of this , the newest country of Asia.
The ago of .Inpan Is less , than the
Hfo of n man. Thirty-three years
ago the Jnpan of to-day did not ex
ist. Twenty years ago it was a
land governed by customs much
like those of Kurouo during the
middle ages. Feudal Japan hn
just died , unil the Japan of modern
times , with its wonderful adoption
of the Christian ulvlli/ntion was
horn within Its coflln. Art a civil
ized nation the pcoplo are still in
their swaddling .clothes , hut the
nldmon-cycd babies nro tugging
"hard at the breasts o-f their adopted mother ,
nnd they grow at telegraphic speed. How
irinch they have grown only those who have
lived under the two civilizations can tell.
Let mo glvo you u few facts ubout this coun
try as it is to-day.
AW'.A AND TOl'ULATIOX ,
Japan Is of Asia nnd Still not Asia. Five
thousand miles and fourteen days from San
Francisco. Ills 12,000 miles by ship from
'Liverpool through the Suez canal. It is live
days from Yokohama to Hong Kong and yet
norno parts of Japan are so near the Asiatic
continent that you can cross in n few hours
lii a canoe. Two days' sail will bring you
into Corea nnd KamschatUa Is within n few
hours' journey of the northern borders of
Japan. It is n land of islands and the chain
' which constitutes it extends , says ono au
thority , n distance of,000 miles. Most of
thcso Islands are small , but the country all
told tins enough territory for u big nation
and several tit Us islands nro larger than
many of our American states. The island of
Hondo , which is tlio main part of the conn-
try , and the dno in which the big cities are
located , has 2. > ,000.K)0 ( ) population , and the
area of Japun , all told , is bigger than Italy ,
nnd you could lose Prussia inside of it. All
the torrltory of Great Britain ami Ireland
is not equal to Japan , nnd the state of New
York is only one-third its slzo. Tlio country
has to-day moro people than wo had in 1870 ,
nnd its population Is about equal to that of
Great Britain and Ireland.
Thcso islands run llko u crescent , the horns
of which nro pointed towards Asia. Tlioro
nro i1,600of them nnd the topmost horn is
formed by the Island of Yezo. Ye/o is in the
Alaska of Japan. It contains ono-llfth of the
whole territory nnd it is peopled by savages
who are hardly moro advanced in civilization
than the Esquimaux. Tlieso nro the Amos ,
who are supposed by some to bo the primi
tive Japanese. There are only 17,000 of
them. They live in huts , wear loni ; hair and
beards and have an entirely different civili
zation from the rest of tlio country. They
are Hiniili like the Japanese , but broador-
Bhouldcrcd , and they are as dirty ns the
Japanese are clean. The ugliest sex of the
Alnos is the women who tattoo their upper
lips and think that frowsy hair is a sign of
beauty. With the modern Japan Yczo and
the Ainos has little to do. They are governed
by the mikado nnd ho appoints a ruler for
their island. They.furnish much ot the lum
ber for Japan anil their rocky island is eald
to bo full of minerals. As a political factor ,
however , they are nothing.
THE IIIO CITIES
of Japan are in the island of Hondo , which
lies south of the Yczo und which la several
hundreds of miles long und at places 200
miles wide. Hero are the chief agricultural
regions , the manufacturing districts , and in
snort Japan. Tokio Itself has u million in
habitants and It lies in the canter of the om-
p < rc. Its distances are moro magnificent
than Washington nnd its slzo is about that of
Philadelphia. Thrco hundred miles west of
Toklo is Osaka , which has ubout ns many In
habitants as Chicago , and a very few miles
off from this is Kiota , which was fomorly
the capital of the empire and which boasts
of os many pcoplo as Washington , Kansas
City or Cleveland. Osaka is now the Now
York of Jnpan , and Kiota , with its temples
may bo called the Mecca of the empire.
Nugoyn and Kanazawa ura cites e : > ch having
orer ono hundred thousand population , and
and a dozen other cities in Japan each of
which contain from 40.000 to 80,003 people.
Thcro nro countless villages and many small
cities , and the land of Japan lias boon a semi-
clvillzcd country for centuries. Japan is a
land of mountains und valleys and it has as
ft * the United States. You may flnd your
Minncssota in X.ezo , your Florida about Na
gasaki , and over all you will 11 nd the green of
old Ireland. Surrounded by the sea the nir is
ever full of moisture , and oven in winter the
land Is green. It is a land of ( lowers. I saw
Camellu hedges like trees near Yokohama.
Thcro nro acres and quarter sections of water
about Toklo covered with lotus flowers as
big as u round G-ccnt loaf of American bread ,
and surrounded by green discs , each of
which is ns big ns a palm leaf fan. The Wis
teria hero grows wild , and Japan is the land
of the chrysanthemum. This flower forms
the crest of the Mikado and the pootlo na
ture of the Japanese pcoplo is shown In their
love for llowors. They have their flower
chows thrco times a month , and when the
trees blossom the whole nation goes wild
Flower peddlers nro everywhere , jiud Toklo
is a city of gardens.
TUB I1IOOE3T MOUNTAIN
In Japan Is Fugiyama , an extinct volcanu ,
whoeo summit is over 12,000 feet above the
ca. Its snowy peak looks down upon mo as
1 write this letter , anu the story of the vol
cano at Uandtsan is still new. Thcro are
now over twenty active and hun
dreds of dormant volcanos in Japan ,
and the land is one of earth
quakes. Some persons stnto that Tokio
has an earthquake every day of the year , but
if BO , they are imperceptible , for I have been
hero a month and have noticed but ono which
was only n slight shiver of tlio earth which
paused away in a minute. The Japanese of
olden times believed that the earthquakes
cnmo from a gigantic flsh which , living in
Hho sea , bunfped its nose or struck its tali
ngalnst the coast In its anger. This shook
the earth and caused It to crude and tremble.
Ono hundred nnd eighty-dye yearn ago an
earthquake destroyed the whole of this city ,
ni.d it Is saia that in it 2CO.OOU people Ibs
tuelr lives. Toklc had
KB far back as 1855 , which cost the capita
the llvea of 104,000 , 'and within flvo year * ol
cicutlfiu observation between f)7J and 1ST. '
eighty-six earthquakes wore noticed at To
kio. Still the Japanese country in this part
cf the island looks anything but volranio ,
It it made of beautiful patches of hilt uni
kollow , cut lute tioldn like a crazy quilt , aiu ,
with the rurlous crops covor'lng 'areas , , each
of which is not much larger * than the floqr of
a good-sized room. .Agriculturally , tljo'ped ,
'plosccui to work their ground as though
It was all pardon , and * I doubt whether
there'll more thorough cultivation anywhere. ,
Si 111 I am told that only two-tenths'of'
nrca of the empire Is cultivated ami that
much of the remainder contains valuable
land. Colonization is now going on In Yczo
nnd the experimental farms which the gov
ernment has Instituted will show ttmt-ftotiio
hinds which arc not good for rice or tea can
bo planted In other crops.
Tim OLU AXI < Tim NEW.
The Jnpan of the past was made lip Of far
mers and warriors and 'in the Japan of the
present the farmer has materially diangiid.
The advances have all bcon made by the
wurrlor class and Japan Is governed by the
former soldiers. The merchants who. for
merly ranked below the farmer are rising In
rank mid the almighty dollar Is beginning to
have the same power hero that It has in
America. Tlio old Japan divided the popula
tion' Into five classes. At the top was the
mikado who was supposed to bo descended
from thopods and who ruled f.upreme. Under
him came the shogun or couitnandcr-in-chiet
of the Imperial army , who for generations
before the revolution hail usurped the power ,
of the mikado nnd who hold his court here
in Tokio whllo ho kept tlio mikado , sis u fig
urehead 300 miles away at Kioto. Under the
shogun served the army which was made up
of Daimols and Samurai.
DUKES AXl ) Iir-TAINTI ! " .
The Dalmlos were dukes and the Samurai
their retainers. They lived In line style hero
at Toklo und In every country , and hud low.
ono and two-story palaces with black nnd
white checker board walled houses , With
heavy roofs running around them In which
lived thulr soldiers. Under them wore
feO.OOO families of Sumaral , Unil the Humnrai
were , ns u rule , as dictatorial us the bad man
from Hitter creek. Kuch of them carried
two big swords whenever ho went out to
walk , and they were not at all backward in
using them. The Jinmon people were
frnid of them , nnd the farmers , tradesmen
, nd the mechanics trembled before them.
, Vh < jn the revolution came the shogun was
ml down , the Mikado was made the real
uler of the country , and the dukes imd sol
diers were forced to give up their swords
and their habitations. Many of them were
: nken into the new government and many of
hem uro now engaged in trade. Most of
.ho Dalmlos were p.iid pensions in lieu ol
heir hinds , and some of them having sold
, heir rights arc among the poorest of the
iioor In Japan to-day. The new Japan alms
.o establish Itself on the basis of our and the
European civilization. It is rapidly advanc-
ng , and it is now a land of postolllccs , telc-
raphs and schools.
HIE I'OSTU. SYSTEM.
Japan has to-day as good a postal system
as any country of Kuropc , and the origi
nator of its system was an American. His
name was Urynn. Ho was In the postoflieo
department at Washington , und if 1 am in-
'ormed correctly , lost his position there
.hrough . a change in administration. Ho
concluded to come to Japan. He offered the
government his services in the organization
of the postal system. They accepted , and
after much trouble ho succeeded In 185. .
The Japanese postoflieo carried 57 , < MXJUJO
letters , moro than 40,000,000 postal cards and
over 18.000,000 newspapers. Its revenue
during this time was nearly equal to Its ex
penses , and thcro lire now about 11 vo thous
and postofllccs in the empire of Japan. At
the oureau of engraving und printing I saw
Japanese men dressed in European
slothes who were engraving the post.igo
tamps which are used throughout
the empire and in another department of the
same building. I saw 100 Japanese girls In
white night gowns who were bundling up
Japanese postal cards for distribution to the
rurious olllces as fast as they were printed.
: saw school books being printed in English
'or the use of the scholars of the high
schools , and there arc those who believe the
English language will bo tlio Japanese lan
guage of the for future.
40J MILKS or K\ILIVAY
Japan has now over four hundrert miles of
railway , nnd 400 more miles are being con
structed. All of the Important cities and
.owns nro connected with ench other by
lues of telegraph , and m If'-a inoro than
2,500,00 , ; ) dispatches were sent. The tele
graph system hero Is under the control of the
government nnd Its receipts very nearly
meet Its oxpenditures.
The telegraphing is done in J apancso , and
an extra churgo Is made when telegrams uro
sent In a foreign language.
TUG A.MElllCA IDEA.
The Japanese call themselves the Ameri
cans of Asia and they are to n certain extent
right. They ore like tUo Amuricunn In their
ready adoption of new things and in- their
being ready to risk the present for the future.
They arc quick wlttcd and they want to bo
up to the times. They lacic ; however , I am
prone to believe , the American desire of ac
cumulation , his industry and porsovtrcnce ,
and above all , his wonderful creative faculty.
You will find a patent oftlco at Tokio , but you
cau number the noted Japanese Inventions
upon your flugcrs. Up to this stage in tliolr
career the Japanese have been an imitative
rather than u creative nation. WhatthJy
have had in the past 1ms been adopted from
other nations. The civilization which pro
ceeded the ono now coming In was largelj
Chinese. The chief religion of tlio Chinese
to-day is Buddhism and ( t came from Indln
Corea boasts of being the author o
many of the schools of Japanosu
art , and Japanese literature ivlarge ! \
bused on Chinese characters. At >
to the present civilization Japan la trying to
choose the best from all nations , and It hope *
to malto up a whole bettor than any. Its im
itation is not blind imitation. The Japanese
have always prided themselves on being n
reasonable pcoplo , and they nro using their
reason now. Their code of laws como from
Franco. They are chasing their models for
army discipline from Germany , but their
ccnorul culture will bo like their language ,
"rou THICKS TIUT Ann VAI N. "
Speaking of the Japanese as copyist , they
learn so easily that manufacturers coming to
Jnpan are very careful that the secrets * of
their arts are not given to the pcoplo. I asked
yesterday , a man who has established n largo
factory for the making ot photographic ma
terials , why ho employed only women in his
works , nnd was told that it was because lie
feared the | incn. ' 'These Japanese , "
said ho , "aro ns sham as lightning ,
nnd they will start branch establish
ments as soon as they have mastered
the processes und will undersell mo. I keep
all my formulas in cipher and I allow no
Japanese man to work at Important parts of
the business. As for the women they are
more steady than the men nnd they never
look beyond their work. Wo have as good
photographers hero as you will find any
where and thcro is : i Japanese who is manu
facturing ary plates. "
I have visited aunng the past few days
many of the government departments of the
empire and I find they are using many
American Inventions. In visiting the army I
saw troops dressed exactly llko ttio soldiers of
Germany going through tbo military inaiiau-
just as they are laid down in the tactics of
our military schools and in the arsenal where
Japan makes her rifles , her cartridges and
vers her gunpowder , the machinery was alto
gether llko ours. The factories , barring the
brown faces , the crack eyes and the bare
foot of the employes might as well
have boon in 1'ittsburg as in
Tokio , and this is much the same with nil
the government institutions. The work ,
however , and the management Is all under
the control of the Japanese , and the number
of foreigners employed bv the government
decrease ! every year. The Japanese hire
foreigners merely as teachers. They study
hard under them , and when they have
learned their specialties they are very ready
to dismiss them.
At present nearly all the employes of the
government wear European clothes and tins
is required In many cases. The clothes ,
worn uro well-tlttlng , and as a rule , of good
cut. but they m tlto the little Japanese ? forms
look smaller than over , and the people are
moro handsome in their loose flowing gowns
belted la with a girdle at the hips. Tlio de
partments of the government are built on
TIIU EUIIOI'EAN 8TVI.K ,
and the state department is not much differ
ent In its Interior appointment front our ilo-
partmcnt at Washington. It has a incsbeii
cor In livery at the door who bows
low ns you enter and motions yoi
into a papered reception room which has a
Brussels carpe : upon the floor and an electric
button in tlio wall. It is tbo fashionable
thing hero now for the Japanese noblomar
to live In a European house' , and there an
uauy hquscs hero which would not look out
of. place In , 'Wnshtncton city. Som'p of the-
voting men who like Europeanwnys'krcp up
establishments of both kinds , nnd their fath-
crs'and mothers' , who do not toke kindly lo
.he new ways , nro housed- la JapffnoHcv
The ndnlbcrof Japancse'travcllng abroad
stcndll.r' ' .increases , nnd ( hero wc'fc'ln 1S3B.
It,5b0 , Japnnese Hvtng.otilBido of Japoji. Of
.hc4o more than n thousand were1 In the
Jnltcd Statcs'.nnd the purpose for which most.
) f them Went was /or study. Thcsemcn come
jack filled with the new civilisation. They
earn English , nnd they advocate the
change * . There nro also a number of for
eigners ifl Japan. This number nil told Is <
ibout two thousand. The most of thcso nro
merchants , and not n few are missionaries.
rue , mlsslon-ari-cs claim to have 40,000 Jap
anese christaiiis In their diuretic's , , nnd this ?
ald greatly | ii the work of 'civilization.
As to Japanese education the missionaries
largely teach through tho-uld of the govern
ment , and English is taught ! in many of the
schools. Education Is now compulsory In
Tnpan , but statistics show that only about
half of the children po to school. The school
ago Is from six .to fourteen years , nnd the
Japanese boys and girls go overtheir lessons
in sing song tones In bai'o feet
nnd gowns. There are 'three mil
lion of them in the regular schools , and
the technical shools have b.bOO pupils. Japan
lias 20,000'common schools , presided over , by
y.'jOOO tnen teachers and 4,010 , women teach- .
era. Thcro nro' more than n thousanc high
school teachers , and the professors In the
Imperial university of Tokio number 104 ,
This university is kept up by the govern
ment. It has 1SS ) students , and it Is turn-
In i , ' out scores of almond-eyed doctors , law
yers nnd government oflleinls every year. It
is better timn the average American col'cfco. '
Its preparatory course Includes English ,
mathematics , geography , physics , history-
political economy , philosophy , nnd it covers
thrcp years. It tnkos live years to graduate.
nud the Japanese imve Jiero tin opportunity
to got n good education without going away
from home. FIUNK G.
An AbliitciCiiro. .
The OUIGINAL-AHIET 1NE OINTMENT
is only put tip in largo twuico tin boxest
nnd is an absolute euro 1 > Ul.sorcs. burns ,
Wounds , chapped bunds , und nil skin erup
tions. Will positively- euro nil Hinds of piles.
Ask for Iho OIUGINAU AUIETlNE OINT
MENT. Sold by Goi.n . Drug Co. , tit 25
cents per box by mall . . 'nts.
It Is expected that po'rtiqn of the Stan
ford university , which is bitng built , in Cali
fornia , will bo ready for occupancy in less
than six months.
Kiima Olshl , of Tokio , Jnpan , has been
elected orator for class ilo.y next Juno by tlio
seniors of Hutgcrs college. Kuina 'is said to
bo a remarkably clover Jap.
Eight text books have Uconpublished by
the state of California for use in her public
schools and it is designed ( n a 'few years to
supplant all the books published by private
The M. E. church of Washington Territory
has located its university at Tncoma.
Grounds have been secured and quite u lib
eral building fund i * also available , the gift
largely of Tacoma public spirit. Tlio cost is
to booO,000. , .
About 100 men participate in i'ale's ' mu
sical organizations , which number six : TUo
Yale Glee club , the Apollo Glco club , 'the
University and the Apollo Haujo club , the
Freshmen Glee club , the University orches
tra nnd the College choir.
Arthur A. Hrlghnui of Marlboro master of
the state grange , is to become professor of
an agricultural college in Jnpan. Ho has
done us much as any man in the state to imsh
the Kitrons of Husbandry , and the farmers
of Now England will miss him.
Tlio proposition of the university of
southern California to orcct a monster telu-
scope on Wilson's Ve.ik or aomo other place
adjacent to Los Angles is taking definite
shape. Referring to ( h'il' * ibrtv ! which ho
favors for the site of rmi'--mphitcd ' ob
servatory , Ur. Hovanln \ - > -ulqnt of the
university , says : "The am oiphere is so
clear that from the top > f \ \ ihou'H Peak I
have distinctly sc ; u liiv. rsMo and distin
guished different bu'linius ' there. The diH-
tan co bet ween 'the.Two ' points is about sixty
'Tho Milan Institute of Sciences , Arts and
Literature offers the following prizes for contributions - :
tributions to medical 'and' physiological
science , which.nro open to foreign as well ns
native competitors : A prLro of 1,500 lire ( be
sides n meaal of the vuluo of 500 lire ) for the
best critical dissertation on hypnotism ; u
prize of 2,500 Uro ( with a modal of tbo value
of 5'JO lire ) for the discovery of a euro for
pellagra ( a disease endemic in the rural dis
tricts of northern Italy ) or for the deter
mination of the nature of miasms und con
tagious : a prizj of 4,000 lire for the best
cisny ou tbo embryogeny of the mammalian
A Yuma squaw and a Chinaman have been
married In San licrimrdino , Cal.
A German officer cannot marry an Ameri
can woman without Bismarck's consent.
Miss Daisy Evlll figures in the society col
umns of the St. Louis papers. Taking her
unfortunate name into account , she will not
bo likely to consider marriage a failure.
A Georgia lover , when refused by his
adored , whipped out a razor and sliced off
nno of her eai . After this little evidence
of affection she concluded she would have
Cupid has boon making captures on the
baseball Held. Among professionals who
have recently shown that they do not believe
that marriage is a failure are Grumbling ,
Cleveland , Thompson , Krock und Van Hal-
Aruiint-a Miles , who was married in Win-
field , Kan. , on the 17th ot October , Inched
ono day of being ten years old. The knot
was tied by Judge Tansey , and , according to
the local papers , ho issued the license with
out the usual consent being tiled , because the
bride was an orphan and without a homo.
Colorado pipers announce that the hus
band of Helen Hunt Jackson has married
ngaln , The grave of the famous poet , lit
Colorado Springs , is visited by hundreds of
tourists aha literally covered by the visiting
cards they drop on the last resting place of
the lamented "H. II. "
Down In Maryland the other day when Dr.
Fulton married Miss White , the ring used
was made of a gold button that w.ls on the
wedalng gown of the bridegroom's irother ,
and a marvelously tattered shon wiis sent by
an old durky along with the information
that it was ono of the last pair that "mars-
tor , " the bride's father , bought for him in
slavery times , and so ho wanted it flung
uftcr the young mistress to insure her good
Hans lljorno Gracsso , the supposed rich
young Saxon who was wedded with such
eclat to Miss Verries , of Philadelphia , nnd
whoso bridal tour misadventure has such
wldo advertisement , has Just disappeared
from Philadelphia under decidedly cloudy
conditions , ana the fricn'ls of his beautiful
young wife are beginning to fear that not
withstanding his fascinating presence , his
title und the fact that his father is chamber
lain to the king of Saxony , the young woman
has , in homely parlance , "driven her ducks
to u bad market. "
A dairyman at Clayton , Mo. , has a dog
that can milic cows.
David Haley , of DeJliam , Mass. , has a
brlndlo dog that can climb a tree. Ho can
get n piece of paper pinned on the trunk of u
largo tree at the height of twenty foot.
The AHa.of San Francisco , mentions that a
watermelon weighing eighty pounds was
among a consignment Of fruit received In
that city from San Diego for exhibition pur
poses. An onion sent from San Luis Obispo
weighed almost four and one-half pounds.
An old negro at Dal ton , Ga. , Is said to own
"a half chicken half duck. " The curiosity
is six months old , and has > "tho head and
breast of a lien.while its back.tail nnd legs are
formed llko those of a duck. " It Is not web-
footed , oackles llko a lieu , and walking wad
dles llko a duck.
Mrs. SQhrcibcr , who keeps the llghthonso
at Point Isabel , near lirownsville , Tex. , is In
a ' 'state of mind. " Hoi' rcsidonco was for
several nights bombarded with , it hail of
shlnglo nails , oyster 'shells , clods of dirt and
chunks of copper. No.lgb.bora gathered and
tried to solve the mystery , but failed to do
3. Old sailors have unearthed a story of a
wrecked schooner , und they declare that the
ghosts ot drowned tars are making the dis
turbance to' express their disapproval of the
absence of a desired , beacon.
Some weeks ago Mrs. Warren. Scarls , of
Hattlo'Crcek , Mich. , , had occasion to rise
earlier in the morning tbau her husband. As
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she did s > o m n hurry she stepped on one of
his legs. He screamed , ami jokingly- pro
tested tllut his wife might us well have
given him warning if she had intended to
maim him for life. Hut nothing moro w.is
thoiiL'ht of the matter until recently , when u
sore started on the spot where Mrs. Searl's
foot had pres-sed with her whole weight.
From this blood-poisoning set. in , and it was
decided that mnputation was necessary. Tiio
operation was performed and Mr. Suarls
will probably get well.
Ono day last week nil old marc mule be
longing to Mr. N. P. Watt , of Cool Spring
township , of North Carolina , was taken sick
unto iloath. Her owner doctored her , but
without benclicial re.sultD. Hhu was turned
out anil wandered in pain from ono house to
nnothcr in the neighborhood. Nobody helped
her , and ut night she strayed down to Dr. .1.
H. 15. Adams , ' and ttoo > l around thrt gate and
bellowed ns if for treatment. Shu got no
treatment , however , and liuallyin despair
old Sal sought the ci cok below Turner's mill ,
threw hcroolf into it nml was drowned.
Mulct in o not supposed to'lmvo any more
sansc than turkeys , but it/looks like this i/no
deliberately committed suicide to get out of
Mr. Moody will sncnd the winter in evau
gelistic work on the Pacific coast.
The king of Slain recently donated JJ5V
000 to Baptist missions.
About $ JT > ,000,000 has been contributed to
the American board in the last seventy-eight
The bitter light of the Southern Presby
terians over the evolution question hnb been
In South Africa there are said to ho 2211
Presbyterian congregations and 54,000 church
The llev. Mr. Spurgeon is acnin reported
seriously ill. Onu of his hands and both
feet nro useless , and ho Buffers great pain.
Cardinal Howard , the insane undo of the
duke of Norfolk , is growing better , and
there are hopes of Ills return to reason.
Last Sunday the llrst Sunday lecture in n
Jewish temple in Boston was delivered by
Habbi Solomon Schindler in the temple
Mrs. Huthorford D. Hayes will preside nt
the annual meeting of tlio Women's Homo
Missionary society of the Methodist Episco
pal church nt Boston early this month.
Twenty-nine years ugo the Presbyterian
mission in Bra/il was begun. Thcro ia now
n presbytery of fifty churches nnd thirty-
two minister . Twelve of the latter uro
Colonel Joseph M. Bennett , owner of the
Chestnut Street Opera house in Philadel
phia , luis given 5 , < KM to the Methodist Epis
copal Orphanage. Ho had previously do
nated property to the saluo institution val
ued at 100,000.
A Story ol' Nilsnon.
Naploson's Memoirs in Ainoricnu Mu
sician : Mr. Mnjl ) son's operatic reason
of 1S7I5 opened nt Drury Limp , anil in
the course of it lie was delighted ( o
loui'ii that the Sluih of Persia would
visit the thoator. A special pcrforin-
iinco was at oneo organized. It was to
consistof the third act of "Lu Favoritu1
with Mine. Titiens as Leonora , the Hi > t
act of "La Traviata , " and after a short
ballot , the tirst act of "Mifrnon , ' ' with
Mine. Nilsson in the title role of the two
"Mine. Nilsson had ordered at consid
erable oxpeiiM ) ono of the most sumptu
ous di-cbsos I have over BUOII from Worth
in Paris iji order to portray Violetta in
the most appropriate stylo. On the ev
ening of tlio performance his royal
liifrhness the Prince of Wales arrived
punctually at half pastoiuht to iibsist in
receiving the shan. who did not put in
an appearance ; and it WOB ton minutes
to nine when Sir Mlclmol Costii led oil'
tlio opera. I shall never forgot the look
the fair Swede cast upon tlio empty
royal box , and it was not until Imlf-past
nine , when the act of'Lit Favorita' had
commenced , that his 'majesty ' arrived.
Ho was particularly pleated with the
ballot I had introduced in the 'Favo
rita.1 The Prince of Wales
with his usual consideration and fore
sight , suggested to me that it might
smooth over the dillicuHy in which ho
saw clearly I should 'bo placed on the
morrow in connection with Mine.
Nilsson if she were 'presented to the
shah prior to his departure , I there
upon crossed the staijo and went to
Mine. Nilsson's room , informing her of
this. She at once objected , having
already removed her magnificent "JYa-
viatn ' toilet , and attired herself for tlio
character of Mignon , which consists of
4i torn old dress almost in rags , with her
hair hanging disheveled down the back
and naked feet. After explaining Umt
it was a command with which She must
comply , I persuaded her to put a bold
face on the matter and follow mo. . I
accompanied her < to the ante-room , o (
the royal box , nnd before I could notify
hpr arrival to his royal highness , to the
astonishment of all luul-walked straight
to the further'end of .tho room ,
wlioro His Majesty was then busily em
ployed eating peaches out'of 'the pnlina
ol hla hands.- The look of astonish
on every eastern faea was worthy
of the woll-lmown picture on the Nabob
pielcle- ) . ' Without a moment's delay
Mine. Nilsson made straight for IJis
Majesty , baying :
' " mauvais Shah '
"Vouii otes-un tros ,
gesticulating with her right hand.
'Tout a 1 hcui'o j''etais tres riche , tiveo
des costumed suporbs , oxpro- * pour votro
Majesto : a woijnt jo me trouvo trcf
pativro ia wins soulieVs , ' at the same
time raising "hor right foot within half
an iiu'li of His Majesty's no-vO , who ,
with his spectacles , was .looking to see
what she was pointing to. He was so
.struck with the originality of the fair
prima donna that ho at once notified
his attendants that hu would not go to
the C-iolcU i mills' for the pros-out , but
would remain to see this extraordinary
womiui. His Majesty did not consequently
quently roach the Goldsmith hall until
pa < t inidnight. The Lord Mayor , the
Prince Warden , the authorities and
guards of honor had all been waiting
since half-past nine.
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