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Henry Watterson Tells Of Venice.
Writing to the Louisville Courier
jourial from Venice Henry \Va-ter
The Lido is to Venice what Coney
.stand is to New York; though Little
S;s Faid she thought it "a very poor
sort of a Cony Island." In roit o
the Doge'i Palace you take a little
steamnboat and cross the lare uloon
--twenty minutes, or thereabout -and
are landed at the pier on the inner
-ide of the -The Island,p whence a
.)obtail car, drawn by one quadruped
in aft Venic-e, a cross between a muile
.-and a Shetland pony, carries you in
thrve minutes to the outer side, and
yee arrive upon the esplande of a
weoden barn, which. does double duty
au theater and restaurant. and over
looks *e broad, blue stretch of the
Adriatic. Here in summer the Ve
netians come to bathe, to hear the
music, c: see the play, and, incident
ally, to eat sea-food, of which a cop
per-plated snail, described as "ostra,"
and sold at three lire, or sixty cents a
dozen, is the piece of resistance. Let
me seriously counsel the stranger
-who visi"s the Lido to leave the "os
tra" untasted. The coquilage of the
Adriatic is no better than that of the
O-nce upon a time Big Sis and I
zame down to the Lido, took an
- .apartment in a villa hanging over the
sea. and lived for a fortnight. getting
a morning plunge in the surf (the
beach is excellent). loafing the
afternoon away "up town," dining at
Florian's, hearing the music and see
ing the crowds upon the Plazzo San
Marco, and taking the last boat
toward midnight for "home." We
began to feel like two of the "natives."
Our :return thither was a kind of
"sensational journey." The place is
much changed. The entire avenue
between the "landing" and the es
-DIande is now lined with villas, shops
and cafes. Where a group of vine
clad cottages peeped out from a
- bosky dell stands the Grand Hotel
des Bains et de Lido. quite a French
ified establishment. But the great
bathing houses remain and the shelv
ing beach, and I dare say the bathing
is quite as good as ever it was; only
I a trifle cold yet "to go in swim
min." Little Sis was disappointed.
of course. After an hours ramble we
came back to Venice proper, and in
vestigated a fine old palace not far
from the bridge of the Rialto.
Every other house on the Grand
.Canal is a palace. A few of them are
inhabited. The greater number. how
ever, are attended by care-takers,
who, for a lire, are glad to show the
tourist their mysteries from garret to
c ellar. Most of them are imposing, a
few of them are still miagnificient.
Obviously, the merchants of Venice
livid well. The remains of ostenta
tion., the debris of splendor. may be
seen on every hand.
The Browning palace. which w~as
originally a ducal residence has no:
been occupied for a dozen years or
more, but it is full of memorials of
the .English poet and his wife, and is
uwll worth seeing. An old frien d, Mr.
T.ugene Benson. both an artist and a
writer of merit, with Mrs. Benson. the
- other of the author of "Kismet."
~s one of lie must interesting and
u pical of dhe old p)alazz(os. with 'a
wvely garden, whilst one or two of
hose5 wich ma'y be said t.' be alive.
r ival the most 5iumptois abodes of thle
jeunelsse doree of London. Vienna
4 and Paris-indeed. are amnple.r in con
structioni and richer in app)ointmenlt
..han any hing of the kind to he found
in the g'eat capitals.
Cold-storage and Adulteration-the
twin-monsters of Moder-n Civiliza
t ion, the Alpha and Omea of bad
living-have laid their ghastly clutch
upon Italy, even worse than upon
New York and Paris; for, thus far in
*London, they h.ave measureably es
c.aped, whilst in Vienna and Berlin
- they won't have it"--nor in Munich,
nor in Dresden, nor anywhere else
in Germany. Poor old VTenice! only
the fish here are reasonably fresh, the
wine being positively poison-Lucre
tia Borgia grinning up from the bot
tomn of every glass. Three is a move
ment in America in the matter of
adulteration. What will it amount
to? Nothing. perhaps. We are the
most indifferent, easily-victimized
aeople, for all our activity and'
shrewdness. In Ttaly, where there
ts no movement and a warm climate,
c.old-storage -becomes a necessity, and
.mduteratio;n an incident of the law of
OFFICE OF FARMI
Begin now to sow PE
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Improve your farms.
We also have alarge I
and Harness, Binder T,
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reprisal. Hhat we need to do in the
United States is to hang a few food
contractors, as Wellington in the
Pensula swing up some commissaries
improving the quality of the rations
immensely, as we are told.
A journey through Italy is-well, it
is trying-it is trying to the eyesight,
with its constant succession of pic
tures, trying to the nerves with its
eternal suavity and mendicancy, try
ing to the sense of smell and to the
digestive organs. The scenic displays
are enchanting, the food is monoton
ous, the drink-particularly the cof
fee-is execrable. Coffee! Why, that
which they serve you tastes like cock
roaches and lightning bugs, toasted
and brayed in a mortar. Long ago the
dead buried their dead. They that
dwell here tread over dead men's
bones and trade upon dead men's
memory. On every hand, wherevet
the tourist rambles, rise exhalatior
of the dead; and palaces are tenant
less and church ors hang on rusty
hinges, and from Genoa round to
Naples and back through Rome and
Florence to Venice. Tombs, only
tombs, of Virgil. on Dante, of Juliet;
and, speaking of Juliet, is it not a
trifle odd that the bard of Avon
should have made Verona the stage
for two completed dramas? It is a
little old town, split in twain by the
swif-flowing Adige, with nothing to
distinguish it from many another, but,
bearing the Shakespearan imprint, jt
has for three centuries lived on the
ear-marks ci Two Gentlemen who
never lived at all, to say nothing
a'out: the lion.agues and the Capva
lets, who, like the Hatfields and the
McCoys, the Bill Smoots and the
Hargises, had a way peculiar to ther
selves- of making things hot and live
ly. and very uncomfortable, for all
the guitar-twanging and gold lace,
-he rope-ladders and the moonshine,
of which I dare say more ado is made
by the poets than the actual facts
would warrant. John Fox has told
us a deal about the "moonshine'' of
the Kentucky Mountains, and Jatnes
Lane Allen and Harrison Robertson
have peopled the Bluegrass country
with.heorines who could take the tuck
out of the calico dress of any Vero
nese in the bunch: nor centuries of
haze to dim the perspective and
heighten the romance. Italy ha1
merely the trade-mark-holds the
"ae.~" so to say-on Kentucky,
hogh* maybe Mr. Rober:son. Mr.
.\len and MIr. Fox wvould be willing
o make some concessions as to'
thapepeare! To each of them, Italy
and Kentucky included, but not in
Chianti. Carpi, or Coffee. "here's
One goes irom Italy gladly, reluc
tatly: rejoiced to get away from so
much that is unclean, sorry to quit
so much that is beautiful. WVe have
had in Venice the most delightful
apartments. the most abominable
"wittles.'' The same at Florence. The
same at Rome. It would have been
the same at Naples. except that a
friend came to the rescue. Whatever
the aesthetic sensibility, the creature
comor:s may not be ignored. Romeo
and Juliet, I fancy, had they been per
mitted to take a bridal trip and got
as faa the Piazzo San Marc,
would have enjoyed a square meal.
Floating in a gondola under latticed
windows and hanging balconies, lis
tening to rather queer music as you
glide through high walls and darkling
water-ways. may made food for the
gods, but won't support even a hon
e-moon beyond the claims of nature.
So. good-bye to Venice, as we slip
past the Bridge of Slights, to take the
train for the Tyrolese Alps, for Inns
br.ck, where T.:r. fought, and Salis
as. Raise your stock
dependent of Cotton.
Buy a Mower from
ty, S. C.
ine of Buggies, Wagons
wine, Chattanooga Re
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isc Harrows. Call and
ill the year.
bury, where Mozart was born, and
thence, by way of Vienna and Munich,
for the German God's country.
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