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Big Stone Gap Post (Newspaper) - December 11, 1907, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
T. B. Quin by attorney at Law c. H., will be at court House wednesdays and court Days. Prompt attention to All business. J. W. G. Blackstone j. A. Bundick Blackstone � Bundick attorneys at Law Accomac c. Fly. Will practice in All thu 8tate courts. Thos. W. Russellj. Attorney at Law Accomac c. A. Practice in the courts of aces Mao and Northampton counties. N. B. Wescott. B. T. Gunter or. Wescott a Gunter attorneys at Law c. A. And at Home of. Wescott. Near asap Osburg. Practice in All courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. L. Floyd Nock attorney a Law and notary Public a Eoina g. Elva. Will practice in All courts of acco Mac and Northampton counties. Prompt attention to All business. James ii. Fletcher or. Attorney at Law Accomac c. In via. Practices in All the courts of Aeco-1 Mac and Northampton counties. Otho f. Mear55, attorney at Law Eastville Northampton county a. Will practice in the courts of acco i m id and Northampton Stewart k. Powell. Atto nov at Law will practice in All tin courts of Accomac and Northampton , a. Will be at Accomac g. H., every wednesday and court Days. L. .1. Karma son. W. M. Sturgis drs. A i Manson & Sturgis dentists. Onancock a. Will visit Parksley second monday of each Mouth. Office hours from a. Tu., to 5 p. It. . B. Leatherbury Pix list Onancock a. Office hours from 0 a. A. To p. M. Dri is b Ward j dentist. Belle Haven a. Bridge and Crown work a specially d. Frank White county Surveyor. Parksley Accomac county a. Offers his services to citizens of Accomac and Northampton. Thoroughly equipped with latest Aud Best instruments. K % a general insurance agents and dealers in. Fine buggies mowing machines i he rambler b c pie and Ottar Gord makes tombstones Etc a Onancock a. Jas. To. Ijr0�kiit0s & sox Hallwood. A. A Kukral insurance agents. Fire Phoenix Assurance co., of 17s2. Assets Over $$000000. Fir. Home insurance co. Of new y Ork assets Over $9000,000 Cash capital �3,000.000. Provident sayings life of new York. Ali communications will receive our prompt attention. Edward l Anderson Wardtown Northampton co., a. Perspective aka Wing pictures of Cuso that is to be built to los n by to a it win Loos completed surveying done or Dupuy aul at moderate sixteen years Guf and a study of the business in a general Way has enabled Lue to lit those whose sight was failing be cause of advancing age presbyopia and those who were nearsighted myopic Bur where astigmatism or any peculiarity of the sight existed 1 was obliged to refer the customer to a City Oculi St. Not satisfied to do a business that i 1 determined to study retraction. I secured the Best works on that subject Hartridge on Bygie status Hartridge pc r. C. S., a Well recognized authority do optics and refraction and these 1 studied Well. 1 also attended lectures at the new York optical school last fall and bought tie be r Quality testing Case and Otilit at �100, and feel jus tided in making the announcement that i thu now ready to prescribe for and Correct the vision of almost any and All conditions of the Eye where glasses Are needed. The Liberal patronage extended to me during the sixteen years 1 have been in business Here encourages me Treuter this new Field in connection with my regular business and believe my customers will be glad to know that they can get properly fitted glasses without the trouble and expense of going to the City. No charges at present for examination of eyes. Glasses ground to order i i new York when special lenses Are needed. Those coming from a distance would do Well to notify me by card. Respectfully . Duncan a Kaki Ike Ora cock a. A Stine watches clocks jewelry silverware and spectacles. C. 4 co. Foo i air my Ware. Broom crashes Cordage matches axe handles Axle Urease barrel covers baskets blacking Blank books glueing bowls chums compasses Broom Racks Corn Poppers butter dishes a Candle Wicks cheese safes clothes hamper ifcc., Cocoa dippers Coffee much Curry Combs corks dusters faucets fish Hooks and lines flour sacks halters flasks run Caps Ico Cream freezers horse cards sve Elers Ink. Keg lamp burners a pulleys lanterns Lap boards Lemon squeezers Mats measures Marine glasses mucilage oakum Oil cans Well buckets tubs a. 119 Outh Street Baltimore my. Accomac g. V\., a full line of fancy articles drugs ils paints seeds a. A a Tjit i headstones tablets or Soho Gaddess Bros no 0 w. Fayette St., and 314 South Charles Street Baltimore my. _. Tracey & Davis. Chincoteague va., dealers in �. Fancy and Staple groceries of dictionaries tobacco a 1 Resh meats and Best of every kind constantly on baud. Till mistaken Maky it Means that we have an every Day Christ. Rcv. Or. Tuii Uuk says the fact of thin scene should do told la t Law tory mid mini and Toniu Kur Trio go Uriola it Alvor Dit. Washington april Sermon of or. Tal Iago will net its readers to kinking us new lines and will make this season of easier More inspiring than Ever. Tho text is John xxx id she supposing Lihu to to Tho Gardener. " Here Are Mary and Christ just after his resurrection. For 4,000 years a grim and ghastly tyrant had been killing people nud dragging them into his Eold Palace. To had a passion for human skulls. For -10 centuries to Laid been unhindered in his work. To Hail taken Down Kings and Queens and conquerors and those without Fame. In that cold Palace there were shelves of skulls and pillars of skulls and altars of skulls and even the chalices at Tho table were made of bleached skulls. To Tho Skeleton of Abelho had lidded the Solo ton of All the Ages and no one had disputed his right until one Good Friday about 1807 years ago As near As i can calculate it a mighty stranger Camo to the floor of that awful Palace rolled Back the door and went in and seizing the tyrant threw him to Tho pavement and put upon the tyrant s Nock Tho hell of Triumph. Ten easter morning. Then the mighty stranger exploring Roll the ghastly furniture of the Placo and walking through the labyrinths and opening the dark cellars of mystery and tarrying under a roof the ribs of which Wen made of human for two nights and a Day the nights very dark Ami c Day v y dismal to seized the two Lvii f tin awful Alaee and Rcck ii la i a i i. I a to Lall and Ulici. May Fig i a of the lion Derous front Lioi it film its hinges stun i. Citing or i am the i event we Cole Bronfe this a t men Anil Almu and Eccl Tivi t v i so f to this Floral de Whit h has is t Tho place a doom. There Are three or four things which Tho world and the Church Noti o need in regard to to e resurrection of Christ. First our lord in Garde in r s at tire. Mary Magdalene grief struck stands by the rifled sarcophagus of Christ and turns around hoping she can find the track of the sacrilegious Resur Recti Onist who Lias despoiled the grave and she finds some one in working a Irel come Forth As if to water the flow ers or uproot the weeds from Tho Garden or set to re climbing Tho fallen Vine. Some one in working apparel his Gar ments perhaps having the sign of Tho dust and the dirt of the occupation. Mary Magdalene on her face the rain e a fresh Shower of weeping turns to t his Workman and charges him with the desecration of the Tomb when lol Tho stranger responds flinging his whole t Oul into one word which trembles with ail the sweetest rhythm of Earth and heaven saying Mary in that peculiarity of accentuation All the incognito fell off and she found thai instead of talking with an Humble Gardener of Asia minor she was talking with him who owns All the hanging gardens of heaven. Constellations the clusters of forget knots Tho Sunflower the chief of All the morning sky and Midnight Aurora flaring terraces of Beauty blazing like a summer Wall with Coronation roses and giants of Battle. Blessed and glorious mistake of Mary Magdalene ".she, supposing him to be the Garden what does that mean it Means that we have an everyday Christ for everyday work in everyday apparel. Not on Sabbath morning in our most seemly apparel Are we More attractive to Christ than we Are in our everyday work dress managing our merchandise Smit ing our Anvil blowing our Field tend ing the flying shuttles mending Tho garments for our household providing food for our families or toiling with weary pen or weary Pencil or weary chisel. A working Day Christ in work ing Day apparel for us in our everyday toil. Put it into the highest Strain of this easter Anthem supposing him to la the in working garb. If Christ had appeared at Daybreak with a Crown upon Iii head that would have seemed to suggest Especial sym a try for monarchs. If Christ had appear-1 cd in Chain of Gold and wit i Robe Dia Nion did that would have Sec mod to be Especial sympathy for the affluent if Christ had appeared with Soldier s Sash and sword dangling at his Side that would have seemed to imply Especial sympathy for warriors. But when i find Christ in Gardener s habit with perhaps Tho flakes of the Earth and of Tho up-1 turned soil upon his garments then i spell it out that he has Hearty and pathetic understanding with everyday work and everyday anxiety and every Day fatigue. Roll it Down in Comfort All through these aisles. A working Day Christ in working Day apparel Tell it in the darkest corridor of the Mountain to the poor Miner. Tell it to the factory maid in most establishment at Lowell or Lancaster. Tell it to the clearer of roughest new ground in Western wilderness. Tell it to the sewing Wom an a stitch in the Side for every stitch in the garment Somo of heir cruel employers having no right to think that they will get through the doer of heaven Jay More than they could through the Eye of a broken Needle which has just dropped on the Bare floor from the pricked and bleeding fingers of the consumptive sewing girl. Away with your talk about by Prostatic Union and Soteriology of the Council of Trent and the Meta physics of religion which would freeze practical christianity out of the world jut pass along this Gardener s coat to All nations that they May touch the hem of it and feel the thrill of the Christly brotherhood. Not supposing the Man to be Caesar not supposing him to be soc rates but supposing him to he the of that is what helped Joseph Wedgwood toiling amid the heat and the dust of the potteries until he could make for que m Charlotte the first Royal table service of English manufacture. That was what helped James Watt scoffed at and caricatured until he could put of wheels to thud Croli it Power which Rovira by daiy and by Niht in every Furnace of the locomotive engines of America that is what helped Hugh Miller toiling amid the quarries of Cromarty until every Rock became to him a a plump of the world s biography and he found i lie footsteps of the Cre Ator in Tho eld red Sandstone. Of Tho world wants n Christ for the office a Christ for the Kitchen u Christ for the shop a Christ for Tho banking House a Christ for the Sardou while spading and planting and irrigating Tho Terri tory us of course to want to Seo Christ at last in Royal Robe and Bodia Nion did a celestial equestrian mount ing the White horse but from this easter of 1807 to our last Euston on Earth we most used to see Christ As airy eng Dalcine saw him at Tho Daybreak supposing him to to another tiling which the Church and the world have not noticed in regard to Tho resurrection of Christ is that to made his Erst postmortem appearance to inn who had been the seven devised Alary Magdalena our would have sup posed to would have made his first posthumous appearance to a woman who had always Beekil illustrious for Gondi is. There Are saintly women who Havo Al ways been in girlhood saintly in infancy always saintly. In nearly All our families there have been saintly aunts. In my family Circle it was saintly aunt pm Csc in yours saintly aunt Martha or saintly aunt Ruth. One always saintly. Hut not so was Tho one spoken of in the text. While you arc not to confound her with the repentant Courtesan who had made her Long locks do the work of Towel at Christ s foot washing you Are not to forget that so was exorcised of seven devils. What a capital of Demon ology she must have been what a Cho rus of All i abolish i seven for the Eye.-, and two for the hands and two for Tho feet and one for the Tongue. Seven devils vet All these Are extirpated and now she is of Good As once Sho was Hail and Christ honors her with Tho first posthumous appearance what Dors that mean Why it Means for worst sinner great est Grace it. Means those lowest Down shall come perhaps highest up it Means that Tho clock that strikes 12 at Midnight May strike 12 at mid noon it moans that the Grace of girl is seven t inn is stronger than sin. Mary Magdalene tin seven devised became Mary Magda Lene the seven angled. It Means that when the lord meets us at last he will not throw up to us what we have been. All he said to her was Mary Many people having met her under such circumstances would have said let me see How Many devils did Yon have one two three four five six seven. What a terrible piece you were when i first met you the most of the Chris Tian women in our Day would Havo nothing to do with Mary Magdalene oven after her conversion lest somehow they to compromised. The Only thing i Havo to say against women is that they Havo not enough mercy for Mary Magdalena Christ put All pathos and All n minis Deuce and All anticipation and All Pardon and Ulm Comfort and All heaven into Cue word of four letters Mary Mark you Christ did not appear to Bible Elizabeth or Bible Hannah or Bible Esther or Bilde Deborah or Bible Vashti but to Mary not to a Alary against whom nothing was said not to Alary Tho Mother of Jesus not to Mary Tho Mother of James not to Mary the sister of Lazarus but to a seven devised Mary then is a Man seven of avarice de Vil of Pride Devil of hate Devil of indolence Devil of falsehood Devil of Strong drink Devil of impurity. Cod can take them All away 7 or 70. I Rode Over the new cantilever Bridge that spans Bridge Altio feet Long 8�0 feet of chasm from Bluff to Bluff. I passed Over it without any anxiety. Why because 22 locomotives and 22 ears Laden with gravel had tested the Bridge thousands of people standing on the Canadian Side thousands standing on the american Side to applaud the achievement. And however Long Tho train of our immortal interests May be we Are to remember that god s Bridge of mercy spanning the chasm of sin has been fully tested by the awful tonnage of All the pardoned sin of All the Ages Church militant standing on one Bank Church triumphant standing on the other Bank. Of it was to the seven de tied Alary that Christ made his first postmortem appearance. There is another thing that the world and the Church have not observed in re Gard to this resurrection and that is it was the morning Twilight. If the chronometer bad been invented and Alary had As Good a watch As some of the alarms of our time have she would have found it was about half past 5 o clock a. A Matthew soy sit was in the Dawn Alark says it was at the Sun rising Luke says it was very Early in the morning John says it was while it was yet dark. In other words it was Twilight. That was the o clock at which Alary Magdalene mistook Christ for the Gardener. What docs that mean it Means there Are shadows Over the grave tin of mystery that arc hovering. Alary stooped Down and tried to look to the other end of the crypt. She gave hysteric outcry. She could not see to the other end of the crypt. Nei ther can you see to the other end of the grave of your dead. Neither can we see to Tho other end of our own crave. Of if there were shadows Over the family plot belonging to Joseph of arimathea is it strange that there should be some shadows Over our family lot easter Dawn not easter Noou. Shadow of unanswered question Why were they taken away from us Why were they Ever Given to us if they were to be taken so soon Why were they taken so suddenly Why could they not Havo uttered some Farewell words Why a Short question but a whole crucifixion of agony in it. Why Shadow on the Graves of Good men and women who seemed to die before their work was done. Shadow on All the Graves of children because we ask ourselves Why so Beautiful a Craft launched at All if it was to be wrecked one mile outside of the Harbor but what did Alary Alaga Leue have to do in order to get More Light on that grave Sho had Only to wait. After awhile the easter Sun rolled up and the whole place was flooded with Light. What have you and i to do in or Der to get More Light on our own Graves and Light upon the Graves of our dear loved ones Only to wait the morning Twilight. Charles v of Spain with his servants Ilia Al rect appearance a seven Lori lot Man. And torches Vic jul own 7hto the vault of the necropolis where Iii ancestors were buried and went deeper farther on until to came to a Cross around which were arranged the caskets of his ances tors. To also found a casket containing the body of one of his own family. To had that casket opened and there by embalmer s Art he found that the body was is perfect its 18 years before when it was on ten bed. Lint under the exploration his Lutiny and mind perished. Of my friends do not let us morbidly struggle with the shadows of the Sypul Chor. What an we to do wait. It is not the evening Twilight that gets Darker and Darker. It is the. Morning twi Light that gits brighter and brighter in to do perfect Day. I preach it today. Sunrise Oyer Pero Lachaise Sunrise churchyard Sunrise Over Greenwood Over Woodlawn Over Lau Rel Hill Over mount Auburn Over con Gressional burying ground Sunrise Over every country graveyard Sunrise Over Tho catacombs Sunrise Over Tho Sarcophagi where Tho ships Lio buried. Half past 5 o clock among the tombs now but soon to be the Noonday of explanation and beatitude. It was in the morn ing Twilight that Mary Magdalene mis took Christ for a Gardener. Another thing Tho world and Tho Church have not observed. That is Christ s pathetic credentials. How do you know it was not a Gardener his garments said to was a Gardener. The flakes of the upturned Earth scattered upon his garments said he was a Gar Dener. How do you know to was not a in Dreuer a before Laster had goo by he gave to some of his disciples his three credentials. showed them l is hands and his Side. Three paragraphs written in rigid or depressed letters. A scar in the right Palm a scar in the left Palm a rear amid the , scars. That is Tho Way they knew him. That is the Way you and i will know him. Aye am i saying this morning too much when i say that will be one of the ways in which you and i will know each other by the Sears of of Accident scars of sickness scars of Perse cution scars of hard work scars of Bat the scars of old age. When i see Christ s resurrected body having Sears it makes me think that our remodeler aia resurrected bodies will have scars. Why be fore we get out of this world some of us will lie covered with scars All Over. Heaven will not be a Bay into which float summer yachts after a pleasuring with tin Gay Bunting and with the embroidered sails As fair As when they were first unfurled. Heaven will to More like a Navy where Man of War come in from Trafalgar and Lopau with masts twisted by a Cyclone men of War struck on All sides by 7-1 Pounders men of War with decks scorched of the Shell. Old constr rations old constellations floating in discharged Frem service to rest forever. In the resurrection Christ credentialed by scars. You and i will be credentialed and will recognize each other by scars. Do you think them now a disfigurement do you think them now a badge of endurance i Tell you the Glei rious thought this morning they Are going to be the Means of heavenly recognition. A notable fact. There is one More thing that Tho world and the Church have not noticed in this resurrection of Christ and that is that Christ from Friday to Sabbath was lifeless in a hot climate where Sani tary prudence demanded that burial take place Tho same Day As death and whore Thero was no ice to retard Disso Lution. Yet. After three Days he comes up so healthful so robust and so Rubi Cund Mary Magdalene lakes him for a Gardener. Kot supposing him to be an invalid from a Hospital not supposing him to to a Corpse for m the Tomb but sep prising him to be the Gardener. Healthful by the breath of the upturned Sod and by a perpetual life in the Sun Shine. After Christ s interment very cellular tissue broke Down and nerve and artery und Braiu Wen a physiological wreck and yet to Conns up Swarthy rub Cund und Well. When i see after such mortuary silence such Radiant appearance that settles it that whatever should be come of the bodies of our Christian dead they arc going to come up the serves re Strung the optic nerve Reil i nihed the ear drum a vibrate the whole body lifted up. Without its weak Nesses and worldly uses for which there is no resurrection. Come is it not Al most time for us to go out to meet our reanimated dead can yen not hear the lifting of the rusted Latch of the glorious thought the Glori Ous Consolation of this subject when i Lind Christ coming up without any of Tho you must remember he was lacerated and wounded fearfully in the up without one what does that make me think that the grave will of is except our wounds and imperfections. Christ went into the grave exhausted and bloodless. All the currents of his life had poured out from his wounds. had lived a life of trouble sorrow and privation and thru 1m died a Lin Gering death. His entire body Hung on four spikes. No invalid of 20 years suf Fering Over went into the grave so White and ghastly and broken Down As Christ end yet hero he Coin Ufi up so rub Cund and robust she support 1 him to to fhe Gardener. Ahall the Side aches and the head aches and Tho Back aches and the leg aches and the heart aches we will leave where Christ left his the a Arwill come up without its heaviness the Eye will Como up without its in Ness the lungs will come up without oppressed respiration of what races we will run when we become immortal athletes of what circuits we will take when All earthly imperfections subtracted and All Celes tial velocities added we shall set up our residence in that City which though vaster than Al the cities of this world shall never have one of sequel standing this morning round the shattered masonry of our lord s Tomb i Point you to a world without Hearse without muffled drum without tumulus without cat Falque and without a tear. Amid All the cathedrals of the blessed no longer Tho dead March on Saul but whole Libretti of hallelujah of put trumpet to lip and Finger to key and Loving forehead glint the bosom of a risen Christ hallelujah amen i Hal Lelliah amen earliest cheese exports. The first exports of cheese from the United states Are believed to have been about 1826, when Harry Burrell of her Kimei county n. Y., opened a regular Cices j Trade with a Chicago shirt. That portion of Chicago s population which is particular about the Way it there is such a portion whatever the jealous residents of other towns May pretend to just now in a state of intense but pleasurable excitement. This emotion results from the fact that in Ono of that City s most fashionable stores there has been placed on Sale a full line of shirts so constructed As to to exactly what the elegant youth of Chicago have Long demanded in vain. It is a shirt planned on wholly new principles and the inventor claims for it the Merit of preserving an appear Anco of immaculate Ness for an almost indefinite period. Other shirts must to sent to the laundry every few months but this one is subject to no such Neces sity and the consequent Economy in Money and trouble will be almost beyond the Power of figures to express. The greater part of the new garment is much Liko similar sections of its predecessors. It is upon the exposed front that Chicago s Benefactor has expended All tie Power of his Genius. Indeed it is simply a front that he has produced and yet it is by no Means a Dicky for which he demands admiration and patronage. Tho Dicky has been tried in Chicago and found wanting. The new device is a disk of stiff Linen revolving on a Gold stud and divided into four v shaped segments of equal size and Dif Ferent colors. Each segment is Large enough to More than fill the space left open by a reasonably High Waistcoat and is therefore a shirt for All practical practical purposes in Uio shirt line arc understood in Chicago. When no Quarter of the disk has served the purpose of Beauty and Protection to the wearer s satisfaction All he has to do is to turn the next Quarter into View and behold he is started anew on so Cial rounds and can face the world with Confidence of Bis Power to undergo seven St scrutiny. Again and once again May he repeat this operation and after , after that he will be an old Man with Little regard for appearances and none for York times. Eating Ulm in a farming District in Louisiana a candidate once made a very sensible talk to sonic of Bis discontented constituents lie told them that it was hard to draw the line Between the Rich and Tho poor. You Call the Blanks Rich peo ple he said but they Are simply Well to do Farmers. Over yonder in the River Bottom they would be regarded As men of very moderate Means. But the big planters of the Bottom lauds even when they Are out of debt Are poor men by the Side of the great merchants manufacturers and general operators in the cities. You think yourselves poor but tin ii Are men who look upon you As people in easy circumstances. You Are foolish to array the Man with two hones against the Man who has Only he then told the following Story one Day a Farmer Rode into a Little country town in a state adjoining Louisiana and got into tall with some friends at a store where he had gone to make some purchases. Well John said one How Are you getting along what me of tolerably the same just like i always do and All the neighbors out your Way How arc they getting along Well they robust the same like i am. We Uever allow any difference out our Way Yon know.1 no Well How do you manage whenever we notice any fellow getting ahead you know we just go to see Liim and we stay with him until we eat him Back " there Are Many such communities. When people see their neighbors getting ahead they swarm around them and eat them Constitution. Working 13oth ends. Local papers say that Tho enterprising Hunters near Tho Boundary Lino Havo a Way of taking advantage of both the Maine and the new Hampshire Laws and so get double Bounty upon every Bear they kill. New Hampshire pays so much for each pair of cars while Maine keeps tally by the nose. It is not Likely hat the Bear Hunters in question Are much struck with the arguments of those who urge that there should be uniform legislation upon a matter of this kind. A Promise. It is customary to remember the waiter sir said the waiter As the guest was Abol to take his leave without fee ing him. Of rest easy said the guest. I shall not forget you. Next time i come i shall have another waiter or i lunch press. Under the weather. That is the common Spring complaint. You feel logy Dull. Tour appetite is poor. Nothing tastes Good. You Don t sleep Well. Work drags. Ycu Cress every Bridge before Ycu come to it. There s lots of people have Felt like you until they toned up the system by taking the great Pring remedy Ayer s Sarsaparilla it s been curing such cases for 50 years. Try it yourself. Send for the 100 pages free. J. C. Ayr co., Lowell mass. J salaries of musicians. Trio orchestra demands Lar scr in pro portion Titan those of opera singers. A somewhat novel object was pro posed not Long ago for the Mutual musical protective Union commonly known As the musical Union and the new Branch of the organization s work prom ised to develop very interesting consequences. A composer who was also an instrumentalist wrote a comic opera that fared very Well until through some alleged extravagance on the part of the managers the author and the com Poser failed to receive their realities. The composer proposed to have the Mem Bers of Tho orchestra refuse to play until he had been paid claiming that As a member of the Union he bad a right to Call Bis fellow members to his Protection just As he would have done if he had been a player in the orchestra instead of the composer and the director at times of the hand. The matter was settled be fore the composer had to use this Rem Edy. The question involved was an entirely new one and persons have been critical enough of the society to say that if the Union saw an Opportunity to extend its Powers of interfering with peo ple it would not fail to take advantage of it. When there was considerable talk last Winter about the High prices demanded by foreign opera singers Keu the Camo to this country the Best known operation manager in new York told a Sun re Porter something which is not generally known about the compensation of for eign musicians that come to this coun try. One bears a great Deal about the difficulties musicians have of finding regular employment and the necessity of their playing ail sorts of music and accepting All sorts of engagements As Well As of the other complaints which justly or unjustly Are attributed to Tho fact that new York supports no orches tra that can be called permanent in the real sense of the is to say an orchestra which pays its members enough to enable them to live without seeking employment in other bands. Unc of Tho severest complaints that the Good musicians , for in stance that play in the symphony or Tho philharmonic that they Are compelled after playing at a concert to go to a dance or a reception and play there until Early in the morning in or Der to make their incomes Large enough for their necessities. In Europe there Are a number of permanent orchestras claiming a Man s entire time and re warding him proportionately in return. Tho difference Between the salaries that musicians demand Here and what they get in Europe said the Impre Sario is out of All proportion to Tho in crease in the salaries paid to singers. A Good musician who is satisfied to earn$00 a month in Europe expects $250 or$o00 Here and the majority of them get it. Our men Are paid on the latter scale and a ridiculous increase it is Over Tho amount that they could get for their services in Europe. But to Are compelled to pay it. If we Don t want a for eign Singer because he or she charges too much we can Settle the matter by quietly engaging another. But that is not possible with an orchestra. We be got to engage the musicians on practically their own terms and for that Rea son we have to pay them the salaries we. Do. With the guarantee of so Many performances a week and the pay they get for each particular appearance their salaries mount to a very High figure compared to Tho compensation they should receive for their services. They demand far More than the singers in comparison Alth. J the really High prices go to Only Tho finest of the sing York Sun. Aldermen in Ilc Larram. In every City the aldermen and mayor or Burgh Mas or arc of High social re Pute elected to office because of special fitness Feir the Brunch of Public affairs they Are chosen to manage. Said one with horror and shame to hear that in America a dorm n Are sometimes. Thieves the Firat Aldei Mau of Public instruction to whom i presented my credentials in a Brussels commune provi l to be r of note author of several Well known Law treatises. In another commune the Alderman of pub Lic just Ilion is professor at the Normal school progressive and Public spirited. The Alderman responsible for the Ghent schools fills also the chair of political Economy at the University keeps in touch with the methods of other nations reads Tho reports of the United states department of labor and much to my Surprise identified me at once from having seen my name in one of those volumes. Tho faculty of the University at Liege has More than one representative in Tho College of suggestive title losing none of its dignity when applied to the body of Brilliant men who administer civic affairs with scrupulous Fidelity on Broad Wise lines. Clare Degraffenried in Harper s Maga Zine. Banyan with b purpose. An interesting Story comes to us from Boston where they Tell it with bated breath. It appears that the officials in charge of the juvenile department of Tho Boston Public Library have noticed for the past week or two an unusual de Mand for copies of Banyan s Pilgrim s Progress this demand was so much in excess of anything they had Ever known that they Felt it necessary to investigate the causes of this unprecedented interest in Bunyan. Inquiry revealed the fact that the teacher of history in a Well known school had reached the co Lonial events of the seventeenth Century und had recommended to All her pupils the perusal of Banyan s Bock As a part of the bibliography of the Steiroy of the Pilgrim fathers. Bookman. Tho Little town of Nazareth in pales Tine has no fewer than three hospitals 7 convents and 12 schools under euro Pean supervision. In the Royal family it is always Tho in who first kisses the wife after i r marriage not the newly made Hus band. Electric Huttrop. An electric wire with a bit of cheese on Tho end is the latest Rattrap. Tho rat or mouse stands upon a Small Metal plate As he takes the bait and so his body becomes the medium for completing the electric circuit. is electrocuted before he has done More than smell the cheese
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