Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 07, 1918, SOCIETY SECTION, Image 20
iTOTWI! One Stew Ago Today In the Wu, French aviator dropped bombs on the Krupp factory at Eswn. . German airplane raid over London resulted In death of 17 persons. , Senate adopted amendment to food administration bill prohibiting manu facture and Importation of whisky , during the war. (' The Day We Celebrate. Dr. E. HolovHchiner, , practicing I physician, born, 1860. R. C. Strehlow, general contractor l and state senator, born 18(2. . William B. Whitehorn, formerly : councilman, born 1870. John A. Bruce, city engineer, bora 1875. . ..... Rt Rev. Junius M. Horner, : piaco pal bishop of North Carolina, bom at Oxford, K. C 6 years ago., .. William B. Mason, congrentnan-at-Isrge from .Illinois, born at Franklin v Yllle, N. 38 years ago. this Day in History. ' 1701 William, Stoughton. chief 1ub -a; of the court jthat tried the Salem switches,' died at Dorchester, - Maes. Born in England la Ills. . " 18 -President Lincoln, under res- - oHrtloa of congress, set apart a day for humiliation and prayer. - 1 1 877 Rustians inder General Gour ko captured Tlrnova, the ancient cap ita! of Bulgaria, 1S98 President McKinley approved : (he Joint resolution anexlng Hawaii u the United State J ust SO Years Ago Today H. O. Clark has moved to his new residence at Florence, where he will make his home in the future. The Misses Allej and Carry H-well gave a delightful party in honor of , Miss Stella McCarthy of Baltimore. Citisens of ITorth Omaha held a meet lng to organize a volunteer hose com pany. J. J. Knight was chairman and Rata McClarron secretary. Senator Manderson and wife return ed from Crete. ; , W. R.' English will spend the next four weeks at the cool lakes f Wis consin. - ... Colonel Chase returned from Cham pion, Chase - county, where he spoke on the Fourth. . :?a v.-""'.' Not so Bad. v Does your son in his letters hint of suffering from nostalgia?" "No, Indeed: he has nothing so se rous. He says he's only homesick." Baltimore American, ; Out of the Ordinary It is estimated that Australia has cows enough to give each man, wo man and ohtld In the island continent three while Argentina can do even better. There are five cattle to each inhabitant in the .big South American republic ; : Three brothers. John Dunn, II; George, 45, and Marion, 43, of Car bondale, III., were all adjudged in sane the same day and placed in the hospital at i Anna. All three lived with their aged mother in Williamson county slncf boyhood. Four generations of one family were baptised In the Methodist church in Orasmere, N. Y., by Rev. E. B. Young. They were Irad Poors, aged 84 and the oldest man in the town; his daughter, Mrs. Ella A. Pollard; her son, Herman L, Pollard, and his daughter, Gwendolyn M. Pollard. , Strangely paradoxical is the fact that kerosene oil la the best liquid for putting out fire in a bale of cotton, which is so dense that water will not penetrate, and burns at so low a tem perature that kerosene, Instead of be coming ignited, soaks right in to the very heart and smothers the Are al ready started. :, ; Edwin A. Brown, Denver sociologist and reputed a millionaire, author of stories of men who are "down and out," has announced that as a meas ure of war-time economy he will wear only suits of blue Jeans until the war ends. He already has appeared in his new garb at two Sunday services at the First Presbyterian church, one of the most fashionable in the city. V kittled Jto a Point Minneapolis Trlbune--Kalser Wil helm is the chap who put the "con" in conscience. Baltimore American: The French frano is now worth more than the German mark. Money has no coun try. It follows the winning side. Minneapolis Journal: Texas and Arizona are contesting violently as to which is the hottest place this side of Tophet Anywhere Just southwest of Omaha is warm enough to take a prize in July. Louisville Courier-Journal: The 1918 bathing suits for women reflect a deals! to save material which would be satisfactory to the federal govern ment if it were not counterbalanced by the waste of man power which is occasioned by attracting the crowd, Minneapolis Tribune: Mr. Kuehl mann now says Russia was to blame for the war. First it was France, who was going to rush at peace-loving Oermany through Belgium, and ihen It was Great Britain, whose "con temptible army" threatened the un warllke Teutons. The next time it will ve Uncle Sam, who was the guilty vretch. New York Herald: Federal farm loan banks which make the greater part of their loans in the poorer farm ing districts are reported from Chi cago as showing a marked decrease in the number of loans applied for. Pri vate mortgage dealers And an unusu ally large proportion of maturities paid and farmers generally instead of borrowing are looking for opportu nities to loan funds ' Signposts of Progress Of English invention is a slot ma chine that prints the fact that postage has been paid on letters instead of affixing stamps. - . Gas and electrlo light companies In New York have arranged insurance of 850,000,000 to cover damages from possible bombardment 1 . A gftuw covej has been Invented to prevent steam Or hot water escaping from radiafij valves and injuring wall paper, carpet or furniture. For reading programs in dark the aters an Englishman has patented a dry battery electric light ,; that is mounted In an opera glass case. - After many years of effort the Py renees mountains have been pierced by a tunnel that will enable French and Spanish railroads to be connect ed. - ; : - Moss Is being used in this country as a substitute for cotton in articles that require packing and filling, such us cushions and mattresses. Louisi ana supplies most of the moss Hised la this way. Miss Elizabeth Carpenter Blanding, aged 85, of Attleboro, Mass., has been teaching for 69 consecutive years and the is still continuing this work. All these years she has taught only In Attleboro. A layer of cellulose on the surface of any fabric will render it water proof. The mixture is prepared with pyroxylins, which , is obtained by treating cellulose, either paper or rags, with a mixture of sulphuric acid and- nitric acid' ' - Around the Cities The woman elevator operator '. has arrived in Boston. ' . A "rift of smiling light brightens the gloom within a Chicago cemetery Over the gate this sign welcomes the weary wayfarer: "The North Shore's Most Beautiful Internment Park." Kansas City (remarks out loud in court that the local power and light company cannot plead poverty an an excuse for a rate boost so Ion? as it pays its president a salary of 818,000 a year. Six months trial of the vagrancy act vigorously enforced in Chicago resulted in a sharp reduction of crime and a material increase In the number of loafers and crooks interned. Municipal Judge Fry applauds the activity of the police for the common good. A Minneapolis girl of 19 is said to have chased a one-armed burglar three blocks, deftly tripped him and "sat on his chest" until a policeman arrived. The incident suggests a new departure in chest protectors, which might be popularized with little ef fort A testimonial from the one armed burglar would help some. Down In old St Joe the high cost of living seems to have hit the doc tors in the lower folds of the pocket and produced rising tmeperature In prices. A consultation of the county medical society resulted in a decision that a 25 per cent boost was the prop er treatment for the patient Mem.: $3 per visit; $2 per shop consultation; to be taken regularly. Grandpa Nelson of Minneapolis gave his life to save that of his chum, 7-year-old Merle Kimman. The little one, idol of his heart, and grandpa were inseparable companions. When an automobile bore down upon them while crossing a street grandpa sought by taking the Impact to save the child. Both were crushed. In death they were not divided. Fuel administrators of Gotham approved the suggestion of . apart ment house managers for shuting down on hot water four days a week and save coal. How much the ten ants save has not yet appeared on the rent bill. Whereat the New York World observes: "Any subterfuge, is good enough, any scheme that works is to l)e tried if only the poor ronsum er can be made to submit to it in the belief that he is serving a higher purpose than his personal Interests." DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. "How do you Ilk th neighbors in your new apartment hou?" "Beit I ever had. Wo wr anxloui not to know anybody and everybody li evi dently determined not to know us." Louis ville Courier-Journal. "I want you to know," bellowed the angry man, "that I'm not ae itupld aa you think 1 am!" "Sure not.!' replied his friend. "Tou couldn't be." Judge. "There are a great many tiers In this Jail." "Tee, and there ought to be another kind." "What li that?" "Profiteers." Baltimore American. "Willie Jonee, does your mother know you are learning to smoke?" "No; I want It to be a aurprlse," London Opinion. A little miss was watching the circus parade, and when the calliope came along tooting away and with steam ascending, ha said. "Oh, mamma, hear the boiled mualo." Boetoa Tranacript . "Eicuae me. 'madam, but here is a strap" "I thought 1 had a strap." -No, madam, you war banging onto my ear." ansaa City. Journal. . "Tld yin' tU old Moneyrocks that hs muet glva until it hurts?" "No. That wouldn't hav mad any dif ference to him. Anything he give hurts.' Life. CAREFULEST MAN IN THE WORLD. Th spring's work's don an it' up t the tin all th erop an th gardes sasa " He's banished th cold an' sowed his gold en th fata la th madder grass. Let's rale th flag a better on was sever vt unfurlad But flrt 1 want to tU y "bout th Care fulest man In the world. Kings ar kind o earelesslik with other' blood an' bona. But no on can. I awear to man! be ear- tuller o' their own. When I read about th German dead before th heated guns I think o the king of Oermany with six uninjured sons. Each fireside has its martyrs who have vunvr uiev wwwi Th million grlv for the ions who War But th kaiser's brood 1 safe an" sound It either shirks or runs He's the only man In Germany with sis un injured sons. Such caution In a flghtln' mas was nrer seen before;' It stands the while Ilk a lonesome Isle In a mighty sea o' gore. Th death and woe he reoomraend to all th other Hun Is not for him you bet your llf or his un injured sons. Each Hobenzollern battles in a steel-clad limousine. When the big shells come he's goln' some ea legs o' gasoline; With rubber feet, hell-bent for bom, th reckless hero runs, Otil speed's the great preserver o' th kaiser an' his sons. They're Ilk the bold jackrabblt an' ether tribes accursed Who hav llghtnln' In their sinews aa' th motto "Safety first;" All clear the road an' stan square-toed an' look with rested guns When the kaiser starts for safety with his fat uninjured sons.. . While hunger starves the German host, how fat the kaiser's brood I No gizzards yearn with cash to burn th price o' food. When the trumpet calls the Teuton dead In the line o' crippled Huns Just think o' th kaiser marchln' up with alx uninjured sonsl ' Irving Bachellar In N. T. Time. Isjwgs -Kt -ws an1 ewS The acme of eourtesy Is to be found fat our conduct of a burial service. Our ma ar trained to respond tactfully to very occasion and our complete, modern equip ment guarantees that th service will be of proper dignity. N.P.SWANSON Funeral Parlor. (Established 1888) 17th and Cuming Sta. Tel. Douglas 1060. 'irk! UiiAIlA JjuiNDA" lirjii: JuLx" 7, lb!8. The -Omaha Bee DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY , - FOUNDED BT EDWARD BOSEWATEB VICTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. PROPRIETOR. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tb Aaoetatea Pm. at whteb th Be ts a Benbat. Is MasJtei entitled to the an (or publleatloa of all mws dttpetebes endued to R m sot etbannas eredlted to this paper, and alto U toeal Bws imbUrfMS barela. all HnU f BsauesttM Of out special dupatrbes an alt watntd. . OFFICES Chicago People's Gas Buudlaa. Maw Tors-iM Fin M Ouaa Tb ale BultdLna naii. rthia M. Ml CouoeU Bluffa-H ft. laala M, Bt Umit-Kew B'k of Coeoaus Llnocla Unit Bolldlna WatalasloB Vox G Bh MAY CIRCULATION . Daily 69,841 Sunday 59,602 anrat etnolaUea for tb avtaia. subieribaa sad swara Bf Owl gat Wllllasu. CtrcuUUoa aUaaiet. Subscribers leaving th city should have Th B null4 to theaa. Addraa chang I aa fta aa rqutl. THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG. H IM I: Profiteering has been uncovered; what is go ing to be done about it? t' Cimnra expresses a wish for peace. All he ' needs to do is to be good. ' Attorney General Reed'i first shot af food speculators proved a fizzle, but he has the right to try again. Lenine is giving a practical illustration of Bre'r Howard's fiat money plan, so watch Rus sia for results. " '', V Council Bluffs strikes a new note by enjoin ing the hip pocket The limit for the thirsty is gradually being narrowed. This continuous session of congress is tough on member! ' seeking re-election, but the con stituents do not minditsomuxh, - ; Politics may be adjourned, but the adjourn nfent has not interfered seriously with the crop of candidates in bluest of political offices. 1 "No room in this country for fifty-fifty Amer icans," . declares ' Roosevelt, and the motion is 'seconded by every 10Q per cent American. t.- Who would have thought, the Illinois river capable of furnishing the background for such a tragedy? Respect for inland waterways must be increased by reason of this evidence of potency. General Crowder's Omaha friends will re gard, him more than ever as a man worthy of honor,' aince he modestly declined to be given the higher rank proposed by the senate. It is al most the only instance on record where a soldier has put aside the high distinction proposed, and the act emphasizes the fitness of the man for the honor. "; . " "-- j V : .,- ,,J I Nothing in all the war seema more in congruous than the spectacle of the most Cath olic emperor ' in the world congratulating the sultan of the Turks of his accession 'to the throne, and expressing a wish for his long and happy reign and a brilliant future for hie people. And Emperor Karl is fully advised aa to" the fate pf unfortunate Christiana who have died by mil lions under the cruelty of the Turk; urged on by the heartless German. No blacker- page stains human history, yet the 'Austrian ruler is hypo critical enough to endorse it by his felicitations. to the sultan 1 The thought is nauseating. Getting Down to Cost Facts. -' The recent convention of the National Manu facturers' association gave the major portion of its time to consideration of social and economic problems some partaking of characteristics that touch on both classifications, and all of which are pressing. The tone of the resolutions', and committee reports justifies the conclusion that the several question were-viewed solely from their relation to cost facts and with no regard to their altruistic aspects. This, however, is not so important as that the great body of employers is so earnestly studying elements that must vi tally affect any business., labor turnover, min imum: wage schedules, . sickness insurance and vocational training are the . leading headings of debate and, inquiry, as involving the chief fac tor of their problem, that' of labor. In general the expressions of committees indicate a forward - looking policy, with the purpose in view of es tablishing workers on a footing where a greater measure of content will prevail. Several of the mooted points were left with committees for fur ther study and recommendation resting on sci entific analysis of available information, but the sentiment appears to have been unanimous that changes must be anticipated and improvement in methods instituted. The association is trying to get at bedrock as to unit costs, and proposes only such reforms as are desirable from this atand- ; point, but its movement in this line is certain to benefit all finally. It will open the way to Indus trial advance in which all classes will find profit LOOKING A LITTLE AHEAD. ; ' The transformation during the past week of the general postoffice in New York City into a sub-station of the newer general office back of the Pennsylvania station is of more than passing interest as showing what one of the New York papers calls "the gradual concentration of. postal facilities at the city's greatest railroad termi nals." This movement was first made noticeable some few years ago when the main postoffice in Washington was given over to exclusive use for postoffice department quarters and the work ing postoffice for the national capital re-located in a new building erected for the purpose ad joining the great union passenger station. Here in Omaha we can see, if we look back, the steadily increasing importance of the depot postoffice at the expense of the up-town general postoffice and the conclusion is inevitable that it is only a question of time when the latter will be the branch and the depot station the main office. Perhaps we are anticipating somewhat, but this, it seems to us, will eventually be the deciding factor for the long demanded and much needed union station for Omaha. The intimate connection between the postoffice and the dis tribution of the mails by the railroads makes it essential to economical and efficient postal ad ministration that the two be tied together and centered in one place rather than in two or more places. And, with the government exercising an almost limitless control over the railroads, it can readily require a co-ordinated operation .with the postoffice that will be a work expediter and a money-saver for both. So, looking a little ahead we see in the not distant future a new consolidated union passenger depot and postoffice for Omaha. We aee it erected at the point of greatest serviceability for the purpose of traffic distribution. We see the conversion of our up-town main postoffice build ing into quarters for the different federal activi ties having branches here with only a small space, if any at . all, retained for a postal sub station. We believetthat by pushing along this line, Omaha will hasten the arrival of these pub lic improvements. Frogs Held Up as German Allies. No more fantastic tale has filtered through from France by way of Berlin than that accred ited to Franz Rosner, commonly referred to as "the kaiser's press agent." In this the defeat of the French at Chemin des Dames is ascribed to the croaking of millions of frogs, whose com bined bellowings drowned the noise made by the Huns in moving their artillery. We have long done homage to the goose that saved Rome, and know full well the tales of how on many an occasion a dumb animal has preserved his master by giving timely warning of impending disaster. These tax credence at times, but acceptance is easier than argumenOand so they get by. But Herr Rosner is putting it on, a trifle thick, it seems, in his effort to credit even millions of frogs with makfng more noise than the German army. It will be admitted that the frog is a fit and proper associate for the kaiser, and might be useful to him in some way, but in this case none will be blamed for taking the liberty of believ ing that the authorized chronicler of the imperial progress is spoofing us. ' Ebullient Youth and "Reconstruction." . First reports from, an American reconstruction hospital should help tb reassure those who dread ed the necessity of restoring Interest in life to the broken battle-wrecks. Instead of finding this task difficult, 'those ; in charge of the hospital have been compelled to resort to the expedient of hiding clothing of patients in order to keep them from showing too great interest in the big world. ,Young men who have lost hands, feet, and other portions of their anatomy, Tealize all that is being done to "restore" them, but appar ently do not appreciate the need of it all. They are learning to weave baskets and do other things that will make them self-supporting, but more or less under protest, for they resolutely refuse to think of themselves as being out of the big game. Mental and physical vigor of these wounded and dismembered men astonishes sur geons and nursea alike, accustomed as they are to the effervescence, of American youth. And here is the most encouraging vision that has come in connection with the sober reflection! that must accompany the war. , Ebullient youth declines to lower its colors to misfortune, but cheerily scoffs at foreshortened prospects, with s courageous optimism that means the future ii safe. Reconstruction work will go on, Just the same as planned, and will be extended as expe rience shows the way, but it has been completely robbed of its most somber attributes by the spirit of the boys it has to deal with, - Keep hammering it in that Omaha's remark able growth and business expansion are due not to the artificial stimulus of war Industries and army contracts, but to the uplifting pressure of the steadily developing natural resources of the tributary territory. , Scattered summer shower! may not undo the irreparable damage brought by June, but they are helping the crops that survived the triala of that month, and are therefore doubly welcome. Views yRevims m Interviews . How Paris Used to Celebrate the Nation Fourteenth of July Fete Day As particularly appropriate to this year's doubfe celebration of our American Fourth of July and the French national holiday, I am giv- trier Vi era an orf?1o T urmrn fnr The Bee in 1891 describing the 7 the Fete as I then witnessed it. Ccnr ILtriCSX The people of France celebrate the birth of the republic on the anniversary of the fall of the Bastile. For more than 00 years July 14 has been to the Frenchman a day of general jubilation, in which all the features of our Fourth of July, Decoration day and Thanksgiving are combined , The French language may contain no word to express what the Anglo-Saxon designates as home, but patrie, patriotism and liberty awaken among all classes an in tense sentiment to which the July demon stration gives full vent As the metropolis and capital of France, Paris is naturally the center of all festivities, although the celebra tion of the day extends to every city, yillage and hamlet in the whole republic. This year the 14th fell on Tuesday. Al ready on the Friday and Saturday preceding active preparations were begun and by the following Monday the whole city was gaily decorated with many-colored flags, banners and devices. The tri-color in itself forms a handsome material for such ornamentation, but the French do not confine themselves to their own flag. All the leading nations were represented and mingled their colors with those of France upon the festive occasion. A marked exception was, however, made as regards Germany. Among the ' thousands upon thousands of banners to be seen not one German standard could be found. On the other hand, of all for eign flags that of the United States most frequently comes in view. It is par ticularly upon the hotels and restaurants, cafes and retail shops that the Stars and Stripes are displayed. It is difficult to say whether sympathetic feeling for the leading sister republic of the world or a desire to at tract the -patronage of the. numerous Amer ican travelers has weighed down the scales in favor of She starry banner. Of course, it is to be expected that the public buildings would be decorated on a grander scale than those of private individuals, but still the or dinary citizens take pride, each, in displaying upon his house or shop as many tastefully arranged banners as his circumstances per mit. This custom is not at all confined to Paris I have passed through several of the suburbs and in each the decorations did credit to the residents.' And each arrondise ment or local district had its own program of celebrations in addition to the general order of festivities. According to the official proclamation, the first noteworthy event was to be the opening of the new Avenue dc la Republique on Mon day afternoon, with exercises presided over by President Carnot. Inasmuch as the pres ident's platform was located in such a posi tion that comparatively few people would be likely to find accommodations for viewing the ceremony, I made use of a pleasant Sun day afternoon to inspect the street in advance of the morrow'! crowd. But what was my surprise, as I walked up and down the entire length of the new thoroughfare, to find at least 10,000 people of various grades and classes engaged in the very same occupation. The avenue leads in a straight line from the Place de la Republiquqe to the cemetery of Pere La Chaise. The presidential platform at the west end was a most gorgeous affair, draped in dark-ted velvet with gilt trim mings and festoons of bunting. . For some little distance tri-colored banners floated from lofty poles erected on each side of the avenue, while the building! from one end to the other were one mass of fluttering flags. On this same Sunday evening I saw a few of the famous Parisian street balls already in operation, though as yet their patronage was not very extensive. Monday the official opening of the .Avenue de la Republique passed off smoothly. The barometer of Par isian enthusiasm continued to rise through the evening dances and illuminations, ' but only to reach its highest point upon Tues day, the long-looked-for July 14.' The morning opened clear and warm. All the governmental departments and most of the shops and offices had closed for the day, and the streets were very early filled with merry crowds of people. And they seemed to enjoy themselves hugely despite the ab sence of the deadly firecracker and the dread torpedo. The first number of the official program was the unveiling of a statute of Danton on Boulevard St Germain. Al though a local morning paper had announced that a collision with the red republicans was expected and had warned all except those with Irish proclivities to keep at a safe dis tance from St Germain, an overpowering curiosity to see whatever might take place impelled me to take the risk. Fortunately or unfortunately, anticipations proved decep tive. The ultra-radicals had been forwarned by the police, and aa the drapery felt from the monument precisely st the appointed time, only a short but appreciative murmur ran around the awe-stricken throng, which soon afterward dispersed gradually and quietly. ,To many the free matinee performances at the subsidized theaters proved the great est attraction. Everything was arranged upon the extreme domocratic principle, no tickets whatever were issued. Long before daylight groups of from, 100 to 300 had gath reA shout the entrance of the orincioal theaters and there they waited with good- natured patience till the doori openea tor tne performance, which commenced at 1 o'clock. i The great event of the day waa the grand military review by President Carnot at the hippodrome of Long Champs. Every cab and carriage, omnibus, tram car and railroad coach was called into requisition by the mul titudes flowing out of the city. Although armed with a ticket of admisison to one of the reserved stands, I thought that I would display a bit of American enterprise by ar riving on the field at least one hour before the time when the troops were to move. It was not yet 2 o'clock as I entered Long Champs itself. With the exception of the ground necessary for the review every foot of space around the race course was black with people, standing 10 and 20 deep, while the branches of the surrounding trees were often bending under the weight of overzeal ous spectators. Many Frenchmen make a picnic out of the day; they go to the Bois de Boulogne early in the day with their family and friends and repair to the hippodrome in time to see the military exhibition. Even in the reserved stands French enterprise had succeeded in appropriating all of the chairs and left a precarious standing room for those who arrived an hour ahead of time. Accord ing to a rough estimate, there-must have been not much less than 200,000 spectators on the grounds. As the members oA the French cabinet drove to their place shouts of ap plause rang in the air but became more gen eral when President Carnot made his ap pearance. Yet it was only a moderate ap plause; the people did not seem wild with de light and the enthusiasm must have , been somewhat disappointing to everyone who has seen the hearty reception accorded the pres ident of the United States upon all public occasions. . There was but little delay by the troops in taking up their positions and shortly after 3 o'clock the commander of the day and his staff saluted the president, who returned the salute by rising, removing his hat and bow ing. The band in the lead took up its posi tion and the infantry began to march. As might be expected, the cadets from the Poly tenchnique and from St. Cyr received the greatest recognition from the audience, but applause was also given to the few compan ies of reserves. With dusk began the illuminations,, and these were not confined entirely to public buildings. I took a walk up the boulevards and Champs Elysees and back to the Place de la Concorde. It was like a scene in fairy land. The cafes and restaurants were all gaily lighted with long rows of brilliant gas jets; in one or two incandescent electric lights supplanted gas. On all the public buildings and churches luminous rows of gas lights traced the position of the cornices upon the background of darkness so that the whole building stood out in fiery outline The illu mination of the ministerial department was still further embellished by large shields formed of lighted gas jets emblematic of the different branches of the government. The Arc de l'Etoile shone as a fiery mass, while the broad avenue leading up to it was bor dered on each side by strings of lighted lamps hung between the thickly planted lamp posts. Each light encased in its globe of frosted glass looked like a luminous amber bead. The Place de la Concorde was all ablaze with the same beadlike strings oa lights hung in every direction and reflecting-a mellow glow in the beautiful fountain! on each side of the obelisk. Of the statues surrounding the square, that representing Strassburg has been covered with wreaths and flowers as if it were a monument to the dead.- Portions of this funeral decoration had been sent by various societies in Alsace and Lorraine. The view up the river was magnificent Upon the Eiffel tower a great electric arc light changed its color sucessively to blue, white and red, while the base was encircled at several stages by lines of light At its side rose the palace of the Trocadero, like a trown of gleaming jewels surrounded by a double coronet. All this but served as a setting for the public dis play of fireworks the whole spectacle upon a magnificent and almost extravagant scale. Such a display would scarcely be possible ex cept in Paris, where the government takes upon itself the task of amusing the populace. The expense must be enormous, for there are hundreds of public buildings in Paris. In the Champ Elysees Place de la Concorde alone were no less than 25,000 gas lights. Numerous street balls had been in opera tion all evening, but it was only toward mid night that they assumed their characteristic proportions. Anyone who . laid claim to the title musician easily found employment for the night at some public square or cafe, and when the supply of so-called musicians ran out every hand organ that could play s waltz or polka was called into requisition. The principal dance was held on the pavement of the Place de '1 Opera, where the proprietors of a sensational newspaper supplied music A Paris street dance is by no means s select affair. It is true that many working people take part but yet the chief partici pants belong to the dregaof society, fto one insists upon the forms of etiquette, nor is a proper introduction required. The .quadrille seems to be the favorte, though it sometimes becomes degraded so as to approximate a mild can-can. The round dances are the ones that afford opportunity for promiscu ous embracing. The number of people who took part in these dances was something as tonishing, and they seemed never to tire of the sport All night long the strains of music continued. A repetition on a smaller scale on the night of the 15th was required before the excited enthusiasm of the pleasure loving Parisians could be dampened suffi ciently to cause them to desist V. R. Paris, July 15, 1891. ' "SssWtW ;Hoa)e Say? M-.:.'-r THE . .'v riuly Piand: Drive Would surprise you if you could see the Pianos going to the homes from the Hospe Store. You would have to agree with us that the people who ai;e left at home require music, songs and dances; and the beautiful Piano Solos, which the Player Piario renders with the hand-played rolls, a reproduction of the artist's own hand playing. 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