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10 THE OMAITA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY ; AUGUST 20 , 18 3-STXTREiV TAGES.
A DAY AT EPPISC FOREST
Ancient Eoyal Hunting Grounds Now a
Breathing Spot for the People.
EAST ENDERS AND 1HEIR ENJOYMENTS
Vnrinim I'ornn ot Ainnnrment In IVhlcli the
Working 1'cOpln of London Indulge
Complex , lrrrprr lblo niul
Vint Crowd * .
1Sf.1.\ ) \ -
LONDOV , Aug. 5. [ Special to TUB BIB. : ]
My llrst visit to ICpping Forest , probably the
greatest holiday resort in the world , was
uiado in n costormongor's cart in which I
hMd proprietary Interest. I had been for
.toma weeks plying the subtle arts of the
coUcr with mv good coster friends , Slumpsy
Jem and his wife Becky , nnd , I nm proud to
iay , with excellent financial success. Wo
had fought our w.iy from coster poverty and
ignominy to poster afllucnco and aristocracy
by a commercially wise ; distribution of vege
tables , llsh , llesh and fowl , and were now In
a way to enjoy the fruits of sobriety , dill-
BOIICO nnd thrift In n well-earned day of
recreation and rest , without the grim out
look beyond of remorse trampling with Its
Rtucly strides on the heels of lll-consulerod
| oy.
Nothing could have been complotcr or
aioro tidy than our preparations for the
pleasant event , at our habitation In Bell
Lane. Jem washed , oiled nnd polished our
: art , rubbjd the rusty coronets of oursocond-
hatul harness nnd groomed our spirited don
key , ' 'Bolivar , " until , as Jem justly re
marked , " 'T'll make their hoyes ncho to
hobsorvo this ore turnout , bli mo , so it will.
A bloomtn1 wlcouut couldn't match this
go , no feurl" Becky had her hands
and heart full m arranging
her own "got up , " whoso observable
component parts comprised high heeled
phpcs , n second-hand velvet gown which
originally never graced less than the form
of a countess or a singer in "tho 'alls , " and
u massud forest of huge , waving ostrich
plumes above her richly oiled and clouted
hangs of side and front hair ; while my own
Immediate assignment of duty was to Hit the
bainpors against that delicious hunger
which comes to ail city folk from a day of
pleasure in the woods und Holds.
I had what Join called "a blootnln1 cnrty
blanchy , " and I used it. Two of our largest
coster baskets were our hampers. In these
I hud stowed n meal which Becky insisted
\vas "lit for her majesty , Queen Victorloy ,
ut llnscott. " There were juicy slices of
cold roust bcof and a joint of mutton 1 had
found ut a snug public house in the Strand ;
quarts of shrimps us sweet nnd pink as anew
now baby's finger-tips ; dozens of sand- "
wlchcs hiding lovely slicesof tongue ; tender
inliclu'rcl I had myself grilled to a crisp us
brown as u frost-touched maple loaf ; Roque
fort cheese "wi'ch , " us Jem truly
said , "made Cheddar turn preen
with envy ; " shallows of Ken
tish strawberries each as largo as a wal
nut and sweet ns nectar , real powdered
augur , a pot of clotted cream as yellow as
gold nnd three beautiful tin spoons and
saucers for their service. There wcro other
toothsome tidbits which would have done
Vlonor to the real quality ; along with cold
tea by the jug full , 'mid a feW dark looking'
chunky bottles of ale , a triouto to Jem'S'
affection for Becky and a cunning provision
for himself ; for on tills point he had approached
preached mo with conildcuco , genuine feel
ing and \vlso insight into the social require
ments of a London Kust End coster girl.
"W'ni's tho.uso , " ho said , with almost a
tlngo of bitterness in his sturdy plea , "w'at's
the use n loavin' out the wet ? A real Lon
don lady's no more good at u lioutin' , 'thout
wottln' 'er up a bit , than a cow 'thout run-
nin" water. W'y 'n' all them yore rich , dry
wattles 'd crackle Becky's constitushun in-
himllcrs uforo 'thout o' .
tur night u sup wet.
At 'Ampstoad er liopping , give a ooinun
wut she's used tor. nn' plenty liof it , 'n' no
lour , she'll make folks 'urppy w'ero she
bides 1" '
Jem was u sight in his now "clobber- "
gleaming rows of buttons nnd stunning
"kingsman. " . ] SccIcy was no less a sight in
her grand gown nnd. feathers. Bolivar was
oven u moro Interesting sight in his sleek
coat and wonderful decoration , a portion of
which comprised feathers waving from his
trembling ears' , a set of false whiskers de
pending from his shaggy chin , with bright
ribbons crossed und recrossed about his iiiin-
blelt'L's ; uml Sprat , a tiny coster lad with
out recorded ancestry , who often accom
panied us on our daily hawking adventures
and slept in our cart , ut uixhi , who was tills
day to bo our "coachy und vnlly" combined ,
olud In Join's ovory-duy jacltot , waistcoat
and "kingsinan , " was u sight of atomlike
habilitated matter ono seldom in u whole
lifetime beholds.
, 'l Chncrml liy tinHubble. .
Indeed , wo'wero 'altogether such a sight
that ; a8vvo sullied .forth , the denizens of
Bell La'no , Shored Itch , wcro so pleased with
ourmmoarAiit'Oundso enthusiastic ever cur
various gracious returns of their hearty
encomiums , wnicn included occasional show-
on. of hnlf-pi'iinlea among the Bell Lunu rag-
unmfilu youths , that this admiration for our
H Irlt in so gaily upholding thu gallantry of
the thoiolighfaro was at length expressed
in enthusiastic cheers. Those eiiL'ouruKod
Sprat to lurrup Uolivur far beyond his wont
ur dcHLTtH. The ilonkoy thereupon took
most df his whiskers and all of his bit lirmly
between his tcoih , Then , lifter lifting
Kprat out ol his temporary box with his
nimlilo hoots , ho straightway brokn into u
liuruo L'unlor , never chocking his furious
p.ico until he run head-foremost into the old
ritoko-Nuwington church wall. After alight-
lug hi'ro o-er each other's heads , wo took
time to roiibiiuru Bolivar of the peaceful
nature of our expedition , read our ambitious
coachman a highly splcud coster warning ,
made some slight necessary repairs , gathered
together our distributed hampers and thoii
contents , and then procc-oded with grealoi
calmness and circumspection , but none the
less merrily , on our pleasant holiday way ,
As wo jojfgeo ulong at an easy null In the
flno May morning ihcro was much Interest.
ing to sou and know t hi ough the medium ol
my coster fi'londs' ' sources of information ,
AS hilo they quaintly told me of this and that ,
to them , fnmili.ar object along or uoon tht
highway , I g.i > o them , .in return , a bit of tht
Fun-st history , Soiho of these things
my rcudurs may euro to know us
well us Jem and Uvrky and Kprat , Ii :
ancient times it was known as Walthuin
Fuic.it , and in these days comprised CO.lXX
nt'ieii. It was exclusively used as the royal
hunting ground , \\lth most cruel forreitor.
in churgoho usually bottled the cases o
poachuiHith thi'lr ( tarts , scarcely troub
ling thu hard justices in 12yro , who , uutl
107U , held thi'ir justli'u scut lure in tin
1'oicst ovin-y three youia. In inter , thongl
utill olden limes , the annual Kpplng hum
was ono of the most famous slug hunts o
England. Kvcn today this ancient ciuttou
is still observed by unloosing every Kastci
Monday a fat , bcrlbboncd slug , , whlcr
ambles amiably about the forest , followct
by hundreds of London quasi huntsmen , i
lot of happy , friendly curs and , perhaps
lO.OCO Kast I'.ncl ragamulllns who ( all eve
each other merrily nnd imully in the Bcnuni
su-uiu'jlo thiough the shadowy fores
( . hides.
Henry HI , was the first sovereign to givi
i t bo mayor unil cit irons of I < oudun thu privl
If KO of sporting in the royal forest , and ihu
it gradually glow Into a vast common , liu
thcioworo no legally dinned rit-hta. U
1BT1 suburban encroachments und enclosure'
hud cMondcd so rupluly that less than -jUO
UCITH of ICpplng I-Vrost remained. A groa
popular agitation against , its ulminmlon ( ol
lowed. This resulted in the corporation o
I.undon , under authority of uu lift of purlin
incut , and ut'au cxponao to the present thn
of about jtTSO.ttiO , by puichasoof luauoria
rights and other procedures , locovorliij
several thousand acres which hail been on
"I'orvvur I'ron t" ilio I'cojile. "
Tno entire urea , amounting to about 0,00
acre * , which stretches away to the nortl :
east of I-omldu on the western border c
} C * cx , from Wuu tead to thu town of KI
ping , a distance of about twelve miles , was
publicly declared "forever frco to the
people" by tlto queen , who appeared at the
Forest in person , bofom n concourse of fully
2.000,000 Londoners , on May 0 , 1SS3. Slnco
that tlmo portions of the tract have been
measurably boautlllod nnd Improved ; but
the chief glory of Kpping Forest Is In its
actual prltnov.il character. Scarcely nu
acre of its surface hns cvor been touched by
spade or plow. Old Uomnn camps are
within it shaded by the selfsame trees which
clustered about them nearly2,000 years ago ;
and the turf upon the earthwork where Bo-
adlcca , queen of the Icon ! , was defeated by
Suetonius , with 81,000 British slain , since It
received thnt mighty fcnst of blood , save for
the prodding of antiquarians , lias never been
disturbed.
At Chlngford , on the western slope of the
Forest , wo guvo Bolivar us famous stabling
as could bo found ; loft Sprat to bring on the
hampers at a seasonable hour to the woods
between Queen Kligiboth's lodge and Con-
naught lake and set out for genuine roster's
enjoyment of tno Forest. Back towards
London for several miles wo had only seen
patches of woods and coppices to our right.
Hero nt Chingford the real forest begins.
Jem and Becky , already within its accus
tomed spell , pressed forward to its heights
with increasing speed , outstretched hands
and radiant faces ; and ns 1 saw them far In
advance , I could not but think ot the old
prints of Pilgrim when his burden fell.
VVo were at once In the thickest of it , not
of the forest , but of the mighty throng.
Avenues upon avenues of Kust Kndcrs
stretched In every direction. It was now
after noon , the Saturday half holiday , a Joy
ous , glorious day withal , and It seemed that
from all ways loading from London and near
outlying towns great tides of humanity
came sweeping on , each ono creator than
the ono before it , nnd all ilnully merging at
the edge of the woods and over the open
spaces in seething musses of motion or color.
It was like the action of Incoming sea tides
"rcuklng upon a shallow , shingly beach ,
o ono can understand the complexity , the
.Toprcssiblllty , the vastncss of n London
ollduy crowd until the greater portiou of
, heso 100,000 or 150,000 souls can bo seen hero
it u glance moving upon and almost storm-
ng the ancient Epplng Forest en masse. Far
jack as the cyo can roach hundreds upon
lundrcds of outlandish Essox shandrydans ,
s many traps nnd gigs , Whitcchapcl omnl-
iiisses , millers' and butchers' carts' , brow-
rs" vans and costers carts , are moving
.oward . you , around 'and between which
countless thousands of folk afoot , concenter-
ng from highways , from lanes und from
ootpaths across the Holds , are massed in
icemlngly inextricable confusion. For an
nstant there U something like terror in
uch a scene. I cannot toll why , but in it
ind through it , I again saw what I looked
upon , all but thirty yours ago , when Sher
man's cruel edict emptied Atlanta of all its
icoplc , and loft their homes In llames.
But these were faces sot and whlto ; thcso ,
jright and rubicund and bro.ul with end-
ess smiles. And in this respect your Lon
don "outer" differs from all other folk on
earth. No matter whether ho bo great or
iiuinblo , tno moment his face is turned to
ward the llelds or the sea ho is a bundle of
luivering sympathies , responsive in kind to
every form of mirth , to the most vagnrous
Incident or accident of situation or condi
tion and gives back n hundred fold every
kindly look that nature can bestow. Ho maybe
bo rough nnd uncouth in what ho says and
docs , but ho has loft all care behind , and
makes in every moment of his holiday hours ,
oven in untoward exigency and , defeat , a
ilaco for unctious mirth and hearty choor.
Aimificmcuts.of . the MUHSCS.
What are the amusements of this vast
army of men and women nnd lads nnd las
sies { Chielly in wallowing , and I use the
expression literally , in the sun and shade of
Epping Forest. Thousands upon thousands
huvo brought their hampers or baskets as
wo- have done. Then , in great splutches of
color , theygroup and heap themselves in
wriggling bunches of enjoyment over Held ,
upon brae , incool recess , in shady avenue ,
upon grassy mcudowin deep wood glade , and
actually wallow in the ancient forest turf
[ iml soil. They wander and stroll and leap
alld race , and shout and sing and dance , and
turn bund-springs and somersaults , and
cavort and pirouette and act like half mud-
folk , just as they do at Ilampstead Heath ,
wliilp the bands roar and the crowds halloa ,
'
; in"d'rjiouatcd poUcojahd 'Forest yerdorers
look on with benign smiles at' the un
restrained und unrestrainablo enjoyment.
Turn wnero you may , from Chinsford six
miles north to Epping , or from Beak Hill
three miles cast to Loughton , the same
wild scones of physical and mental abandon
and elation are repeated. Ton thousand
children are chasing butterflies like exultant
naturalists. Moro than 10,000 lads i.ro
swinging from hawthorn limbs , shouting
Irom the clumped tdps of pollard oaks , or
routing the birds from loftiest hornbeam
branches ; while the surface of every lake
und pond is shut from sight by thousands
moro wading among lilies and reeds , or float
ing In boats upon their surface.
In great open spaces every manner of
game and diversion known to English Holds ,
or streets , or holiday resorts , is proceeding
in a perfect bedlam of roaring from the
toutors and .managers of a vast collection of
A'anity Fairs. You will see skittles , foot
ball , cricket , wrestling und putting the stone.
Ever glorious Punch and Judy uro omnipres
ent and screamingly witty and hilarious.
Donkeys by tlio thousands and screws by the
hundreds are hero for uproarious ridlnir und
racing. The threo-card monte game is every
where. Kuock-'em-downs by the hundreds ,
with their crashing nnd bawling and shouts
of defeat und victory , are all the way from
Waustoad to Epping. American shootintc
saloons are quito as frequent und well pat
ronized. The artiiiclal pigeon whirls and
flics from scores of booths nnd the detona
tions of the shooting nro incessant. There
are moro than a thousand of ray old Gypsy
friends , In all manner of picturesque uppurcl ,
their "dukko'ring" the
plying among good
natured 'Arrys and 'Arriots. Mingled with
all this und thcso uro the shouts und cries of
every manner of fukir from every laud be
neath the sun ; the bray Ings of hundreds of
open air speakers , who , as at Hyde park , in
veigh aruinst the very liberty that gives
them opportunity for denunciation ; and ,
louder and moro discordant than nil else , the
wuillngs und exhortations of the Salvation
ists ; the barbaric clamor of their tam
bourines , ilfes und drums , a persistent re
minder of pence pulling and repentance.
It is saying little for Jem and Becky and
myself to assert that wo participated fully
In the exhilarating diversions of Epping
Forest ? ' 1 lion , the envied of many eyes , wo
partook of our glorious repast beneath the
very shade of Queen ElUabcth's hunting
ledge , a quaint , old und lofty niilf-tlmborod
structure , which 1ms boon beautifully re
stored , where faithful Sprat landed our
hampers victoriously after many u bravely
resisted solgo ; and then , the envied of
thousands still , as the sole occupants of a
Wliltcchapol 'bus ' , wo were driven In noble
style about the Forest , away to Epping ,
once famous for its sausage , pork anil
chueso ; to Monk's Wood and tlio grout
pollard oaks ; to the old British camp at
Ambrosbury Banks ; to Hawk Wood Hill
and its famous obelisk ; and to High Beach ,
nearly SOU feet above uoadon , where almost
the entire fringe of Epping Forest with its
wondrous historic Interest lies clear autl
fair bolo'iV.
Jllotorln Memories ,
The old-world vnlloy of the river Lea ,
sccno of Walton's earliest angling days au < J
of the incidents Of the "Angler. " is beneath
you to the west. Miles to the north and
bouth are Its snug villages , Its ivied churches
its half-hid stately hulls , Just hero bcsldi
you is Beech Hill House , whcro Tennyson
wrotu the "Talking Oak" and "Locksley
Hull. " Far to the west are the uplands ol
tlio Cambridgeshire hills. Between a slum
hrous valley with an ideal English land
scape. In Us center stands ancient Walt
ham Abbey , mournful and pathetic remlndoi
of a departed day und time , of Hoi-old am
his laviahecl treasures , und of his march U
Hustings to meat llcrcu William of Nor
mainly. Nearer still lies Copped Hall
where in thu curly- reign of Edward VI
Princess Mary was hola prisoner , and n
Fulr Mead House beyond the gentle poui
Clare was brought a mental wreck.
Buck at Chlngfon ) , as thu sun was setttnf
behind the ilumpsload hills , all ( he convorg
Jug ways to London seemed dense with i
routed army in Us flight. Bolivar was in ;
patient to overtake the disappearing-
Kight merrily wo hud coma to T'pplng , bu
merrier utiU'w'o returned to gvlmy London
racing und singing in humble coster fashioii
all the lee short way , \ Vhonwe rattled iuti
welcoming Bell Lane , und Bolivar came to i
sudden 'jolt before our own habitation , Jen
unu mysolf. l.n jilcusautu-'onver'se , w'ero uloni
upon the "box. " ' Sprat uiw Bucky were i
confused heap of ovorjjrouh at tire , aoiloi
velvet und straggling coster feathers in th
bottom of the cart. But when wo pullci
Bucky out and stood her upon her ample log
the doorway all the pleasure of th
day scorned to steal softly again into her
sunny coster nature , nnd ns n reward for our
gallant outing ways she clapped us both )
Jem and I , soundly on our backs with her
broad , honest hands nnd softly murmured :
"Gor bit me , lads , HI never 'ad sech a en-
joy'blo ' sech n hinformln' 'n1 enjoy'blo tlmo
nover. Gor bll mo , of Hi did. "
EDOAH L. WAKRMAN.
T1IK WJ1A1CKK SK.T.
limar.
Slui'd been a hello all winter Ion ? the queen ,
In fnct , of all , . .
She'd been to nil the coaching meets ! had
diincod nt every hull.
No function of society had this fair maiden
missed ,
Her ii.inio was certain to bo found on every
social list.
When summer came she went away to got a
neuiled rnst ,
And to the hills she hlod herself , because they
plimsccl IIIT bust.
And this Is how nho took her ease , this lovely
And tlTls'ls ' how she "rested" In that little
mountain dull :
She walked each day a dozen mlles 'twlxt
breakfast tlmo nnd 1 ;
Shu bowled live games of lonplnsoro the lunch-
hour was begun ;
Shu played llvo nuts of tennis , and she took a
hornubnck rldu ,
And then a row upon the lake this worn-out
maiden tried ,
She dressed for dinner after 0 , and when the
inonl was o'er . . .
She promenaded up and down the hotel cor-
Untll at U the orchestra began Its evening
And then she danced the hours through with
any ono who'd ask ,
She danced tlio waltz with nilly Jones ; she
danced the York with mo ;
Shu tripped the polka with a boy whoso ago
was ten nnd tlirou ;
And whun thu men were all worn out and
ready for ruposo ,
ThU lovuly hello was Just as fresh as any bud
ding rose.
And as I watched thU maiden when the day
at last was done ,
I deemed her the most wonderful of wonders
'nuath the sun.
Her kind of "rest" would take a man the
strongest man I know
And but u single week of It would surely lay
him low.
Ami so I ask this question , which this maid
brought to my mind ,
As I silt rapt In wonderment at her ami all her
kind :
iVhy Is It that these girls can do the things
that make men wreck * ,
And yet bo called by all mankind at largo
"Tho Weaker Soxrt
xuis jtuxs AXO antui.
A little 5-year-old boy who had been
taught by his mother to place an occasional
penny in the missionary barrel with the in
tention of passing it in to the Sunday school
superintendent on a specific day had ninny
small deposits and was ready for the event
ful date.
It is customary on such occasions for the
ittlo ones to have a verso to repeat as they
> ass In the little barrel which is to nld In
educating the heathen. The mother of the
'Ittlo boy had taught him to repeat the bible
rorso , "Tho Lord loveth the cheerful giver. "
The little follow had mastered it and was
ready for the occasion. An older brother ,
somewhat of a wag , managed to convince the
"Ittlo follow that the verso ho had learned
, vas too common and that all tbo other chil
dren'would have that verso , so ho had better
earn another ono. The little fellow dropped
the first verso and took up with the substi
tute proposed by his wicked brother , and
when ho approached the superintendent of
the Sunday school , with his little barrel of
pennies , ho accompanied the gift by the fol
lowing verso : "A fool and his money are
soon parted. " Imagine the face of the su-
uorintondentl The little boy thought ho
had performed his duty.
"You must not bo discouraged , Clarence , "
said the good pastor , patting the boy on tno
head. "You have had your salary cut down ,
it Is true , but you have tot lost your job. Bo
thankful for that. Times will bo better seine
day , and you will not have to work so- hara
for so little pay. " ' 8 '
"I know it. " said the bravo boy , his 'fnco
lighting up with the radiance ot , nopoiund
courage , "and I'm ' not kicking. I can buy a
good bisicklo now for $401"
"HI , Mr. Sanpy , " whispered Maude's
little brother. "Didn't I hear you ask my
sister for a lock of her hair ? " "Yes ,
Georgio ; but she wouldn't give it to mo. "
"Well , say , Mr. Sappy , if you'll give mo a
dime I'll toll you where she buys it , and you
can get all you want. "
Mother Mabel , stop pounding your little
brother ! What uo you mean ?
Mabel Well , I told him we'd better play
wo was only engaged , but ho wanted to play
we was murriou.
*
Mamma : If you eat any moro of that pud
ding Tommy , you'll see the bogio-niun to
night. Tommy ( after a moment's thought ) :
Well , give me some moro. I might as well
settle my mind about the truth of the story
once for all.
*
Geography Teacher Tommy , how is the
earth divlacd ?
Totninj Er , not at all ; cauio everybody
most wants it all.
Teacher Ho walked with a lumbering
gait. What does that moan ? Bright iio.v
That means ho walked as if ho was carrying
a plank.
JCUUV.tTlUXAL.
The fourth annual catalogue of the High
land Park Normal college of Des Molnes , la. ,
is out. It contains u history of the institu
tion , the course of studlos'nnd other neces
sary information. _ The fall term ooglns
August 2'J.
Miss Mary Pulling took the first honors in
mental and moral-science , English and
French , at the recent graduation exercises of
the University of London. On this occasion
eighty women took the Bachelor of Arts de
gree in a class of 2-JOgraduates of both soxos.
The trustees of the Ohio Wesleyan univer
sity huvo strengthened its teaching force by
the addition of two thoroughly equipped
young men to the faculty. Prof. W , G , Hor-
moll , who has taken his graduate work ut
Ifai vard university , has been elected to the
chair of physics , and Hov. H. T. Stevenson ,
A. M. , B. D. , Ph. D. , who has taken his ad
vanced work at the Ohio Wesleyan univer
sity , at lloston university , and in Europehas
been elected to the chair of history.
Miss M. Carey Thomas was only 27 years
old when she accepted the responsible post
of dean of Bryn Mawr college several years
ago , In appearance she is a striking locking
woman of only medium height , however
who parts her reddish-brown hair over a
full , whlto forehead and whoso largo , fair'
face possesses that imperative charm , a
cordial and ready smile. She greatly affects
English mannerisms of speech , dross and
carriage. Persons who .havo scon both
women almost invariably comment upon tlio
striking resemblance between the douu and
the. English actress , Mrs. Kondal.
The number of unemployed graduates of
Gorman universities has become so great
thnt some of the most eminent professors in
Gurmuny , including Profs , von Gnoist , von
Esmuruh , Klam-Hoth und Osthoff , have felt
compelled to come to tholr rescue. These
professors huvo prepared a circular which is
to bu addressed to Germans in all parts'of
the world , asking the recipients to reply
whether there are possibilities ot employ
ment hi their particular dwelling places tor
educated German teachers , physicians ,
druggists , lawyers , ministers und engineers ,
The prolessors hope in time to form n sort
of central employment burcuu , so that
graduates may start to seek tholr fortunes
In foreign lands with some hopes of success.
They expect at the same time to relieve
the overstocked intellectual market at
homo.
Perhaps no American university has made
such progress in late years na the University
of Pennsylvania. The report of the provost
of that institution for the years 1WO , Ib''l '
and IblfJ , which has just appeared In a
pamphlet of 150 pages , contains some tlguros
which will bo of great interest to upholders
of the higher education. The growth from
1,571) ) students and 180 instructors in 18UO to
' . ' ,055 students and 255 instructors at present ,
is but the surface indication of u remarkable
uqyclopment. In the past three years ten ot
the university's twenty-live buildings have
been erected , among them the laboratory of
hygiene , the Wistar institute of anatomy ,
the dog hospital , the engineering buildmga
and thu marina biological laboratory. Six
uew departments liavo also been added to
the university lu that timw.
Tributes of a Nation's Love to Ono Who
Was a rrufIndoorl !
lUt
FRENCH RELICS OF 'J3ENERAL LAFAYETTE
A Collection of 3Ibnj ntos' of HUtorlo
Worth and I'ntrl8u8 < Asuoolntion-
StrlUliiR Features at tlie rronoli
Kxhlblt ftUlA Fulr.
CniGAoo , Aug. 17. ( Correspondence of
Trtu BUB. ] The French Government ,
building nt the Columbian exposition Is lo
cated north of the other foreign buildings
nnd cast of the Art palace and facing the
Inko slioro. It is n very h\iulsomo : cdlilco of
the style of the French ronaiasnnco and con
sists of two pavilions connected by.n semi
circular colonnade , thus forming n hnlf open
court , shaded by trees and decorated by
shrubs , Within the court hoar the center
of the colonnade and surrounded by .beautiful
bronze statuary , n fountain sends up Its cool
ing spray , which falls back , into the largo
marble basin. The statuary was' brought
from Franco. Benches nro placed near the
fountain and throughout the shady rot rcat
which makes an invitltn ; resting place for
mnny n weary visitor.
The north pavilion contains u room which
is called "Do La Fayotto. " In this room Is
n collection of rare historical mementos
which must awnkon in the breast of every
patriotic American who hns the opportunity
of looking upon thorn feelings of profound
gratitude and love toward the French people
ple , who have so carefully preserved these
precious relics , mutely recalling the hitter
strupglo made by'tho colonies and of the un
selfish interest uiauifcstod in that perilous
undertaking by their noble countryman ,
General Do Lafayette , who , leaving honors
awaiting him in his own 'country and bid
ding , perhaps , a last farewell to his beloved
young wife and to. the luxuries' incident to his
high situation , purchased a vessel which ho
fltlcd out at his own expense , ana sailing
across the seas Joined , hls fortune with
the uncertain ones of these bravo
men who , _ fighting .for freedom
with all odds "against them , saw .failure as
probable as success. To congress , ho offered
hls'sorvices as a Volunteer without pay.
National Tributes.
But before ho reached the ago of 21 years
his dauntless courage hntl won for him the
commission of major general , and the esteem
In which ho was held by congress is attested
by the gift of n fuc-sirolle engraving of the
Declaration of Independence , which was
offered to him by a resolution , of congress ,
May , 1834. The valuable document hangs
on the wall to the loft qf the entrance door
of the Lafayette pavilion , which Is a 'beauti
ful room paneled in whlto nnd gold and hu'Jg
with a number of haudsomo specimens of
French tapestry , the center of the lloor
belnir adorned by n largo pquara of Gobelin
tapestry of Louis the XVI. style , on which
nro the French coat of af m and the French
Hag. In the center df'thH elegant rum is a
glass case containing -'UiufAiillccnt golden
urn , which looks toibo.'somB four foot high ,
and was presented to IjOrfnyptto by the people
ple of Franco. Bcsida tf stand two other
urns of crystal , t'oltens T > f esteem from
American admirers. 3Kt'th'o ' base of the urn
rests a handsome sward With damaskeened
stool blade , "presented ta General Lafay
ette by Colonel AloxnntionMurinbehalf of
the Ninth regiment , . # A.Y. . S. artillery ,
September 10 , 1834. as a token of the nsteom
in which ho was held , both' for his private
worth and for his" distinguished services
during the war or ndopondenco. " Near
this testimonial nro seweraLothors a pistol
given to.-hJrrj , by--GfcfterM Washington , and ,
til a decoration. 9 ; tUu Order , . of/Cim.innatU3 | ,
worn by Washington nnd solemnly given $ o
La fay otto. The' ' decoration consists of a
blue ribbon to'whioh is attached a small
golden medal. : The , 'ribbon shows slight
signs of having been worn , and when ono
gazes upon it and realizes that it once decor
ated the fearless breast of our own beloved
Washington , and by his own hand was pre
sented to his comrade and .1(0voted ( friend ,
the noble Frenchman , how one's heart
swells out with love toward his representa
tives today , who come from his native coun
try , bringing with them these precious links
of the golden chain of friendship , that to
break which would bo treason to the mem
ory of Washington and Lafayette. Hero
also is a gold ring , the set of which contains
some of the hair of George and Martha
Washington , and a gold snuff box given to
Lafayette by the town of Now York ; also
the gold fringed epaulettes worn by Lafay
ette. '
In the northeast corner of the room is
Lafayette's old arm chair of mahogany
wood , upholstoredfin green leather. Close
by Its side a small ono , also of mahogany
wood , with an embroidered cushion , the
work of Martha Washington's hands. Across
the room is a little secretary of wood. It is
quite worn and was a very plain article of
furniture oven in its < palmy days , when it
was the secretary of General Lafayette. On
either side of this is placed small uphol
stered chairs , evidently belonging to the
same sot as the ono with the embroidered
cushion.
Historic Sconoi.
On the adjoining wall hangs a remarkably
line plcco'of tapestry , executed in memory of
the scenes of the siege and surrender of
Yorktown , October 10 , 1781 , when the
French and American armies wore drawn up
in twc lines , between which marched the sur
rendered troops of General Cornwallis.
An oil painting near by repre
sents the reunion of the French and
American generals after the memorable
capitulation of Yorktown ,
Numerous engravings also adorn the wall
representing different scones which occurred
during the war of independence , anu among
them u beautiful oil painting , a picture of
the coast of Franco nnd the ' 'Port of Pass-
ago" from which Lafayette made his ilrst
departure for America , April ' 0 , 1777. Be
tween the secretary und the arm chair Is a
long , low case , which contains other inomon-
tos , among which is a gold modal struck at
the mint of Paris and of which the stamp is
still preserved , relative to the French col
onies In America. Another medal , made in
honor of General Washington , is tjulto n
largo ono , consisting of an outer rim of ebony
and an Inner ring of gold , framing the head
of Washington , Hern may be soon a wooden
box , which appears qulto now and ordinary.
But it is nolthei-liaviiK ) bQennnado from the
elmwood tree , whoso.lyafy boughs throw an
inviting shudo ever tlojli'eads ( pf William
Pcnn and the Indian's' , , when ho made the
famous treaty ; \vhlrflj tliu Indians pledged
thomsolvrs to "Live W Wvo with William
Penn and his chlldren'ris'long ' us the sun and
the moon shall shlno.iJjiTliu Ponu trco was
blown down in a stomjjn 1310.
Above a marble buHJbfj'Lafayette , placed
upon a handsome blade qu'biuot Inlaid with
gold , hangs n small pldtujru of the tomb of
Washington , and cont'lliis il sprig of oyprcss
plucked from his grave at'Mount Yeruon.
A i'ropheoy ,
Side by side nro two 'autograph letters
written to Lafayotto-6uu of them by John
Quincy Adams , written. ' from the Depart
ment of State and dat4c Patober 10 , Ib34 ,
This latter accompanied * Uio fac-'sirnilo on.
graving of the Declaralioh of Independence
which congress eaUsod"tb"bo sent to Lafay
ette , and in it occurs tills'Striking ' sentence ,
referring to'tnu decMuratlon : "This is a
proclamation of principles destined to
change the face of the world , and as wo
humbly trust ameliorate the condition and
exalt the human Hpoclcs. " The writer of
those words could hardly havci anticipated
the grand results which wcro destined to
follow so rapidly his prophetic hope , and
which h.iVo Indeed ameliorated the condi
tion of the human bolnga who have sought
und found freedom upon the soil of the
United States , which has extended from the
thirteen original htUa colonies until its
ithorcs are washed holli by the waters
of the Atlantic and tlio Pacific , Nor
could his imagination imvu pictured to him
thai sixty-nino years from the date of his
letter it would bo framed nnd hung upon the
walla of the greatest exposition the world
probably ever saw , The other autograph
letter U from Thomas Jefferson , whoan in
Hplrcd pen wrote the Declaration of Indo
jrondence. It was written from the hoinool
' jolYorson , Montlcello , Va. , and is a persona
Better which begin * ouiowhat in thU fash
Ion : "I know that no other title than thatof
American U a necessary passport to your at
tention. " It Introduces an American pen Un
man , Mr. Laurence , to the notlco of Uifny-
otto , and states that ho ii "woll quallllrd to
put you in possession" of our political situa
tion , a.iylngnlso : "Our political winters nro
boisterous , but summers calm. "
When In the years of 1831-25. General
Lafayette visited the United States ns our
"Nation's guest , " his progress through the
then twonty-llvo states was n continual
ovation , all the Inhabitants Yifling with oaoh
other to do homugo to the hero , and mnny
wcro the tokens of esteem showered ujron
him , some of which I have already men
tioned. In March , 1825 , a silver Iwx con
taining the map of South Carolina was pre
sented to him by Ktchnrd Manning , governor
of South Carolina. Four Indian chiefs pre
sented him with tholr portraits in black pro-
Dies , nnd John Quincy Adams gave him
line old portrait painted of the former in
1820 , as did also Thomas Jefferson , These
two line portraits uro hung on the we t wall
of the room nnu between them is ono of
Baron Do Vlomesnll , Hold marshal In the
army sent by Frnnco to the relief of the
Americans. Above them is n splendid nnd
very valuable pleco of tapestry of the style
of Louis XIV. , commemorative of French
historical scones of IOCS.
About the handsome room arc distributed
several line busts of Lafayette and ono of
Washington by David Angers and ono of
Bon Franklin by Houdon , besides a line portrait
trait of Lafnyotto by Amy Schoffer.
When Lqfnyotto returned to Franco after
his visit to the United States in 1835 .ho
voyaged hotnowurd in n ship furnished by
the United States government and named
the "Brandywino" In honor of the llrst bat
tle in which ho unsheathed his sword In behalf -
half of American independence.
tlllmpgoti of Pnrift.
To visit the south pavilion of the French
building is llko passing from dreams of long
ago into the realities of A. D. 1803. But
without at least a passing view of ono of the
principal exhibits I would scaroolydcom
this article complete. Here nro placed on
view the sewerage systems of Paris , plans
of hospitals , schools and prisons , and other
exhibits of interest , prominent among which
is a com pie to exposition of the police svstcm
of Frnnco and Paris uml the scientific
methods employed In Identifying criminals.
A largo case contains photogruuhs Illustrat
ing "Iconography of the features from the
point of view of the descriptive slgnalmont
of the spoken photograph" the peculiarities
which marlc the shape of the hair ( on the
forehead ) , the shape of the beard , of the
chiu , oftho eyelids , oars , nose or mouth.
Largo engravings Illustrate the methods of
measurements employed In measuring the
heads , hands , limbs and feet of criminals ,
which is the "spoken portrait" referred to
above. Hero also are shown tlio benches
on which a criminal nuist sit to obtain the
height of the trunk and the pivoted stool
used in the peculiar system of photography.
Upon the stool is aontcd the wax llguro of n
criminal , the lingers of whoso right hand nro
partially missing. So wonderfully lifelike is
the llguro that visitors start to speak to it
before they take in the situation ; an ad
justable camera is arranged on poles about
seven feet above the prostrate body of a wax
cadaver , that lying on the ground appears
so natural ( not the usual waxoy effect ) that
ono shrinics back in instinctive horror , for it
looks like a veritable "dead man , " the dust
of the roadside settled upon his clothes and
a week's stubby growth of beard upon his
upturned face. The very ilies ( having en
tered at the open door ) nro buzzing around
the prostrate form , making the spectacle
more sickening. Are they , too , fooled with
the belief that this is a "dead man ? " The
camera arrayed above him is one which can
bo so adjusted that a picture of the ground
and the surrounding objects mnv bo photo
graphed without a change of position.
The whole growsomo picture recalls to
one's mind the ghastly tales of Edgar Allen
Pee and the morgues of Paris.
. GIIACE UINES.
I'UKl'ir TALES ,
Two clergymen were riding on the ele
vated the other day , says the Now lork
Sun. Said ono of them : "What is the fun
niest experience you over had in church ? "
"Well " answered the other twinkle
, , a com
ing into his eye , "if you mean with queer
people , I think H was during the vacation I
havo'just-finished , This year I spent my
holidays In u quaint little town up north. I
prea hed for them ono Sunday.
"Tho town is full of queer characters.
Among others hcro was uu old man. 'Uncle
Lemmio. " When he was a young fellow ho
had been disappointed in love , and from that
time ho has been sour. You should have
seen him. His cars stuck out like these of
Mother Ilubbard's dog. Well down on them
ho wore a disreputable silk hat. His chin
rested on the two prominent points of his
collar , and in ills hand ho always carried a
great , thick , green cotton umbrellatied with
u rusty shoestring.
'Undo Lcminio's particular thorn m the
flesh was a grass widow , aggressive from
her head to her foot. Her nose stuck straight
out threateningly , her hair bristled up from
her forehead , she walked like a steam en
gine , and when she walked every loop of her
bonnet ribbon shook. The very sight of her
to Uncle Loinmlo wns'liito the waving of a
red flag to a bull. It happened that they
went 10 the same churchbut the ushers knew
the situation well enough to have n goodly
proportion of the sanctuary between them.
"Unfortunately the Sunday' I preached
there was a now usher. The opening serv
ices were well under way. Uncle Lcmmlo
was there in a pow by himself. Ho was
loaning on the umbrella and was looking at
mo with complacence. 1 was just about to
announce my text , when down the nislo
came the now usher , and in his wake the
grass widow , to Uncle Lemmle's pow ,
Undo Leramlo gave onojook us the figure
rustled into the pew , gathered up his um
brella , his hut , and his prayer book , and
cleared the back of the pow in front of him
with the agility of a boy. . I never had such
diniculty in announcing a text , for when
Undo Lemmio landed In the front pow my
words rung out across the church ;
1 'There hath no evil befallen you but such
as Is common to man , but God will with the
temptation also make a , way of oscapo.1 "
A clergyman who was settled some years
ago in a southern town was in great favor
with the colored brethren and was fre
quently called upon to "sit in council" with
the members of ono of their churches in a
neighboring town. Among thcso members
was one old darky with grizzled hair , who
had in a high degree the gift for "response ? "
so much cultivated by the people of his
color. Ho-was always ready with "Amen ! "
and moro than ready with "Glory 1"
but his particular fondness was
for the fervent ejaculation : "io )
Lord gib us moro faith ! " On ono occasion ,
when the clergyman in question had been
called upon to discourse to this congrega
tion , ho illustrated hi.s "practical talk" with
the story of an occurrence which ho had
himself witnessed not long before. As ho
finished it he said earnestly :
"Now , mv brethren , you would hardly DO-
Hove , would sfzv , that any man could have-
witnessed such . . sccno ns that , almost at
iour very doors { "
As ho paused there came a tremendous
groan from the old darkey , and with great
fervor ho ejaculated ; "Do Lord gib us more
faith I"
#
A peppery parson down east , who was dis
turbed by his choir during prayer tlmo , got
oven wlllr" thorn when ho gave out thn
closing hymn by adding ; "I hope the entire
congregation will join in singing thU grand
old hymn , nnd I know the choir will , for I
heard thorn humming It during the prayer. "
"Wo have many demands upon us ; I fear
wo cannot hclpyou , "said the secretary of the
missionary society to an evangelist who ap
plied for aid ,
"What , " continued ho , " 1 the eauso of
your jxjvorty and Indlgonco ? "
"Preaching , " answered ttio evangelist ,
sadly ; "preaching without notes. "
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WHICH WILL EXHIBIT AT OMAHA ON
Wednesday , August 23.
They uii I to. In nn ensemble of overwhelming tfrnmlour ,
CIRCUS , MENAGERIE , MUSEUM ,
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THE WILD WARRIOR CO SSACKS o ( htcCZAR ,
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1776-The AMERICAN REVOLUTION
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Capital Invested , S3OOOOOO.
Sixty cars for transportation ; 400 horses ; UorcU of oloplmnts mid camels ; 200 wild bo.vits In tin
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