314 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN FRITZ
efforts and cooperation of good men and women, so should aU happy results be shared and enjoyed by both. But,
" All human history attests That happiness'for man, the hungry sinner. Since Eve ate the apples, much depends on dirmer! "
The banquet came next in order. At the entrance to the theater of action, the ladies, being invited " to go up higher," ascended into the regions of music, softer Ught, and purer air, to the " Angels' GaUery," the men filling the space only a Uttle lower than the angels. Why attempt to describe the magic scene that greeted our eyes after reach¬ ing the hemicycle allotted us for observation! It should have been painted then and there with the colors fresh on the palette, under the enchanting spell of the moment, in tiie warm glow of the lights, the exhflarating music, the presence of friends, and the inspiration of the spirit afloat in the genial atmosphere. Though time brings in quick succession its varied seasonable festive functions, it can never dim from memory the bright and beautiful vision of that deUghtful night. What with the inviting groups of cosy sniaU round tables, the dazzUng linen, the shining silver, and gUttering crystal; the myriads of pink-shaded lamps diffusing their soft rosy glow, the bountiful decorations of gorgeous chrysanthemums, and the fine models of steel- maldng processes, the setting of the picture was perfect, both in itself and in pleasing reflef to the somber and monotonous regulation costume of the guests it enframed. What a whimsical fashion that of the guest's dress suit, so nearly resembling the livery of the garcon! An old itinerant preacher iUustrating his discourse with panoramic views, caUed the attention of his audience to the picture of Daniel in the lions' den, adding: " My friends, you wfll easfly distinguish Daniel from the lions, as the former