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sntitllR KiistrPKiicn is fuiror.
luire in iho rusi'-loirst of ilow n but tbo wore
thiit ulucps it is rarer;
8ei't tho '.iiltanoe of aontr, but the strain
tlmt piwt'des it la Hwwtor
'ud ni'vcr wbs poom yrt writ, but tbo moan
lti(f out niustrri'd tno inotro.
Never a tialv that mows, but a mystery
iruid) th the vrowinir.
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lies tho tlowiiitri -Never
a Hhakspearu that soared, but a Ptrornf-
er tl.uii ho did ensolil him.
Nor ever a prophet loretelln, but a ml;htl'.r
seer hath ftiretobl him.
Hack of the canva that throbs, the puinter Is
hinted and bidden,
Into the statue that breathes, tho soul of the
wu'ptur Is hidden:
I'mler the joy that is felt lie the infinite Issues
Crowntnif the glory revealeil, is the glory that
erowng tho revealing.
Great are the symbols of bfintr, Imt that which
is -ynilioled isvnter.
Vat tlicereate nnd beheld, but vaster the in
Hack of the sound broods tho silence, back of
the irift stat:d tbo (rlvlnir;
Buck of the hand that reefives, thrilli the
sensitive nerves ot reoeiviiff.
Spaee Ip as notliinir to spirit, the deed is out
done by doinir;
The heart of the wooer is warm, but warmer
the lie-.irt of the wooinjr.
And up from the pits where these Fhiver, and
up from the helii its where those shine.
Twin voices and shadows swim starward, and
the esjeiiio ot life is divine.
BERTHA OJSLiOli'S TRIUMPH.
THE HISTORY CF AN OPAL RING.
"i am sure I hope he 13 not married,"
said .Mrs. Dalton '"it would be too
provoking to lose such a chance. He's
scarcely likely to p;o into society much
this season. I should imagine there
must he a great deal to selile, law busi
ness and other things."
JJertha took no part in this conversa
tion; she was amusing herself by mak
ing i'Uich beg for biscuit. She made
no mention of Sir Stcj hen Landey's
proposal to adopt her she had not
spoKen of it to Lena. Deeply grateful
as she felt for the alTortion tfiat prompt
ed the wish, she knew that she would
not be justified in acceding to it, so she
had put it away from her once for all.
vShe also knew that the bare mention of
such a proposition would bring down
upon her head a storm of anger. If Sir
Stephen chose to re-open the subject in
the autumn, he could do so; in the
meantime she would keep silence.
Jn the course of the evening l'-ertha
heard the full particulars of the loss of
the ring, and told her mother that Lord
Alphington had determined to set the
police to work to find it.
"Then they'll have to take the house
down," said Mrs. Dalton; "for it's my
belief that it has rolled away into some
crevice. Only don't let anybody blame
me. If you had put it in a ring-case
that fitted it better, it couldn't have
fallen out, you know, Dertha."
IVrtha made no reply. It was not
worth while. She was herself afraid
the ring was long past recovery.
The coffee-tray was removed, the
Vamp hrovight ir, nod Ute, (tirta tmttlud
themselves to their home employments,
finding no lack of conversation for the
remainder of the evening.
Saturday was still a holiday for Ber
tha. Iler'lessons were not to begin till
Monday. The early dinner finished, she
joined her mother and sister in the
drawing-room. This was not only the
largest, but the pleasantest room in the
house, the bay-window commanding the
garden and the path up to the house
from the gate. Here the inmates of
Ivy Cottage always sat as soon as the
weather in the day-time was warm
enough to do away with the necessity
of having a fire.
Lena generally chose the low chair
with its back to the window she was
afraid of too much light causing
freckles. Bertha, with a book, sat at
the side facing the path; Mrs. Dalton
was near her work table, as usual.
A sharp ring at the visitor's bell was
heard. Lena turned round in some cu
riosity to see who might be coming.
An exclamation of surprise escaped her
ns a young man made his appearance,
walking slowly up the path, while
Sarah hurried on in advance, a card in
her hand. Lena touched her sister's
"Bertha, do look!" she said.
Bertha bent cautiously forward, fear
ful of being seen, and' then her eyes
met Lena's. They had both recognized
their visitor. At the same time Sarah
came in, and, crossing the room to
where Lena was sitting, gave her the
"A gentleman to see you, miss," she
Iena took the card; on it were a crest
she had latel v become familiar with and
the name "Mr. Fancourt."
"What an extraordinary thin?." she
exclaimed, passing the "card to her
mother. "'Jo see me, did von say.
SarahV " J
"Yes. miss; he asked for Miss Dal
ton. and said it was a little matter of
business he wished to sec you upon."
"I know:" cri"d Bertha." "It's about
the ring I'm sure of it."
"You had better show him in Sarah."
sam .111s. I'iiiion, excueoiy.
Diseonipone.1 bv the mention of the
ring, and yet gratified bv a call from
Mr. I'ancotirt. in whom" she saw the
propeetive Karl of Alphington. sho
rose as Sedley, who had already as
sumed the name of Fancourt. entered,
and returned his salutation with a
"You wished to see mv daughter. I
understand." she ;;id; thee ;irp my
daughters Miss Dalton. Miss Bertha
Dalton. I'ray bo seated."
It was now Fancourt s turn to be sur
prised, lor, as J-iiii rose, and the li;:ht
tell upon her fa-i he at uv, reco-,'nizrv
the beautiful girl he had startled bv his
abrupt appearance in Alphington l'ark.
ller face, though so casually seen,
had remained in his inemorv ever since,
lhe second meet ing he put down as ;m
ovh'T instance of his good fortune.
A cwiiM.i, Table alteration had Im-ou
m-Kleboth in his attire and demeanor
ein.-e 1 hat day. but whether for the ln-t-I'TVv.is
doubtful. His tithes were of
he best, and bis hair and whiskers
had bet 11 under the hands of a skillful
hair-dresser, who had managed to tone
down their redness. But the bright
liecklic, the coral studs, the (lower in
his button-hole, the trinkets dangling
from his watch-chain, and his lemou
colored gloves were all out of taste and
out of harmony: while the mingled
awkwardness and Kwa.'gor of his man
ner in his endeavor to appear at ease in
his now position were equally objectionable.
CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4, 1883.
lie cast a glan"P of hold admirathn
at Lena, as he took the proffered seat,
which made Bertha's cheeks burn.
Lena, however, showed no conscioo -ness;
Bhe sunk back into her clinir, only
turning it a little more toward tho
light. Lena's was no stately, inacces
sible beauty. She had a way of Bitting
with her head slightly drooped and her
arms folded carelessly, forming a pic
ture of gentleness and sensibility; l,nr
very calmness aud indifference hM
something alluring in it.
"I took the liberty of calling to in
quire about a ring that was lost in a
very singular way," ho began. "I ham
iK-en told that it was found by ili
He addressed himself to Lena, bend
ing forward as he spoke.
"It was my sister who found a ring
in a singular manner." said Lena.
"Oh. I beg your pardon! Yes, I be
lieve 'Miss B. Dalton' was 011 the card,"
he acknowledged. "Would you havo
any objection to describe to me the per
son on whose finger you saw it?" he
continued, turning to Bertha.
"Xo objection, whatever," Bertha re
plied. She then repeated the description she
had already given so frequently of her
opposite neighbor in the omnibus.
''Ah. exactly so," said Mr. Fancourt.
as she concluded "it is as I supposed.
I know the man. He was once a sort
of a servant of mine," he added, stam
mering. "He stole the ring."
"That is just what Lord Alphington
thought." announced Bertha. ''He was
sure it was stolen."
"Yon are acquainted with Lord Alph
ington then?" Fancourt exclaimed, in
"My daughters had the pleasure of
making his acquaintance while on a
visit to a neighbor of his Sir Stephen
Langley," quietly interposed Mrs. Dal
ton. Bertha had drawn hack as soon as
she had given the information required.
She did not care to say any more than
was absolutely necessary." There was
something about this man excessively
repugnant to her.
"I am happy to congratulate you, Mr.
Fancourt," Mrs. Dalton continued;
"Lord Alphington told my daughters
that his grandson and heir had made
"I have not yet seen Lord Alphing
ton." Fancourt said; "but I heard from
"I understand that ItiI Alphington
intended coming to town to-day," put
in Lena, joining in the conversation.
"It was his inteiitio-.: but this morn
ing I received a telegv "i touting off our
meeting till Monday," explained Fan
court, drawing nearer to Lena as he
spoke, and gazing at her with eyes all
aglow. "His lordship found himself
threatened with a Unco of the gout
yesterday," he added.
Lena did not meet his glance; she
turned her head slk'i.tly. so that her
exquisite profile presented itself to his
"I am sorry to deprive you of the
ring. Miss Dalton," he said, again ad
dressing Bertha, feeling that he had no
excuse for prolonging his visit; "but I
fear I must put in a claim to it. Or
perhaps you would prefer to place it in
the solicitor, Mr. Thompsons hands?
It is all the same thing."
"I should have been happy to do so,"
Bertha replied, "had it been in my
power; but I am very sorry to say that
the ring was lost while my'sister and I
were in the country stolen again, it
"1 don't see whv you should sav it
was stolen," said Mrs. Datum. "Tina's
just the way you run off with an idea.
It is perfectly monstrous tho way in
which yon st'ek to it that the very lady
like person wno called here on Wednes
day took the ring."
An oath trembled on Fancourt 's lips
as he he.iid the ring was lost again, but
he restrained himself in time. The ef
fort it cost him to trim his customary
language. s as to suit his speech to his
hearers, gave a rather unnatural and
stilte 1 ef "ft to his manner, which was
not unnoticed bv Ids companions.
"A li-ly caUci here last Wednesday."
he exchiimeu. lilt a sudden ihi",h.
"Wa.i she a ull v.o;a;m, with black
eyos and a d i-Ycomplexion?" he asked,
Yes. tail ceit, linly, and with rather
a s.: !!. lo-.iis.'.exion; she. was in wid
ow's weeds, h id gray hair and wore
blue .jieciai-ifs, so that I could not see
her t ye. She was q-dte a lady in her
inaiii"".'s." said Mrs. Dalton.
"The deuce!" muttered Fancourt un
der his breath; and tiicn, in some con
tusion, he ran his lingers through his
Bertha observed him narrowly.
"Did vou think you recognized the
person' she asked.
Fancourt started and again flushed.
"I?" he interrogated. "Oh dear no!
I merely guessed at random."
"My dear, how can you talk such non
sense? said Mrs. Dalton to Bertha, in
a tone of rebuke. "How could vou
suppose Mr. Fancourt could have recog
nized the person before I had told him
what she was like?"
"And so the ring is lost again! How
very annoying! ' observed Fancourt,
looking at the linker-tips of his gloves
as if he were going to bite them.
i.ora Aipliington has mven notice
to the police: he is going to employ a
detective to follow the matter up," said
Bertha, fixing her eves upon Fancourt 's
countenance, and yet scarcely knowing
whv she did so.
She perceived that he winced: the
hand that held the hat shook. He rose
from his chair.
"Well, it is a deucedly vexatious af
fair for all parties concerned," be re
marked: "but I for one have the legs to
regret if it has been the means of intro
ducing me to Mrs. Dalton." he added,
with a bow to the elder ladv. and an
other glance toward Lena. Who had al
so risen. "May I hope that as the
grandson of Lord Alphington you
will allow rue to repeat my visit?"
"We shall be most happy to see you
at any time." Mrs. Dalton replied gra
ciously. "Bertha, my dear, just ring
With reiterated thanks Mr. Fancourt
took his departure, Sarah proceeilinir to
oien the gate.
"How very odd!" Lena exclaimed, as
soon as Mr. Fancourt 's back was turn
ed. "How little we thought who it was
we met in the l'ark last Sunday! I
knew him at once; didn't von. Bertha?"
"Yes." answered Bertha. dilv; -you
took him for a poacher. o:i know "
"lie was so shabbily dre.ed their,
and started up so suddenly before one
one didn it know what to think,'' Lena
"It's a most fortunate circumstance,
his coming to inquire about that rin
said Mrs. Dalton"rea!ly quite provi
dential, tint, may say. One can see that
lie already admires b-na excessively "
"t don't like him." confessed Bertiia.
He h not a gentleman- and I can't help
fancying there is something wrong
1 , '"unj, Kt-iinii. )ou are too trying
I with your absurd ideas." h.iid Mrs. b&l-
ton. "I'm sure he'll be a very good
looking young man as soon as lie gets
at ease, and all that. And, if tho law
yers say it's all right, and Lord Alph
ington owns him, what can there bo
wrong I should like to know?"
"Bertha's jealous," interposed Lena,
laughing. "Own it now, Bertha! You
don't want me to be Countess of Alph
ington. You foolish chit, don't you see
what a chance there is? I'm not going
to lose it, I can tell you."
"Oh, Lena, take care!" Bertha cried.
"You cannot think that the man who
has just left us would be an agreeable
person to he associated with, were ho
twenty times an Earl's son?"
"I'm sure I don't know where you
have picked up your silly notions, Bit
tha." said Mrs. Dalton, coinplainingly.
"It was from your poor father, I sup
pose not from me. I'm sure. It would
lie ungrateful to Providence to throw
away such a chance. Thank goodness,
Lena has more common sense. As for
you, you will be a drudge to the end of
your days, unless our precious Lena,
when she has gained the position she
was born for, does not allow us to want
for anything." The picture was affect
ing, and Mrs. Dalton drew her handker
chief across her eyes.
"There's one thing I must beg, Ber
tha." she went on; "and that is, that
when Mr. Fancourt is here you will not
disgrace us by making any reference to
your having to go out to teach."
"1 believe Bertha is quite capable of
that," said Lena, pettishly; "she told
Sir Stephen Langley ail "about it, I
It was such remarks ns tliese that
occasionally made Bertha's rebellious
spirit rise. 'She controlled herself, how
ever, and merely said:
"I do not think it likely 1 shall ever
have much to say to Mr. Fancourt. I
think him perfectly odious."
Any rejomer that might have been
made was cut short by the arrival of
As Fancourt left Mrs, Dalton 's gate,
he found him -elf suddenly face to face
with a person who was just about to
ring for admittance.
Tliis was a small wiry man with a
clean-shaven face, shrewd gray eves,
bushy eyebrows, and thin lips slightly
upturned at the comers, giving an ex
pression to the face as of a perpetual
smile. He was dressed in a plain suit
of black, neither very new nor very
fashionably cut, and carried in his hand
a blue bag. Fancourt would have passed
him without notice, but for the fact
of running against him at Mrs. Dalton's
gate; he took him for a lawyer's clerk,
and wondered what bis business might
he. He was not aware that with a
sharp glance the man had photographed
his exterior on his brain for any future
occasion that initrht arise.
Fancourt had little attention to spare
for so insignificant a person. His
thoughts reverted to the liouse he had
just left, and to what he had beard and
seen there, lie did not doubt for a
moment that it was Julie Lemon t who
had personated the w idow lady and got
possession of the ring. He ground his
teeth savagely as his determination be
came more fixed to get rid of this wom
an who was so dangerously mixed up
with his affairs. To get rid of her he
did not yet tell himself by what means.
He had been struck with Lena Dal
ton's beauty when he had met her by
chance in Alphington l'ark. Xow that
he had seen her again, sho had taken
complete hold of his sensuous imagina
tion; and be then aud there made a firm
resolve, to win Lena Dalton and to mar
ry tier. An inward voice seemed to
whisper to him that with her the heir
to an earldom need not despair; nor did
tie suppose the consent ot the mothet
would he dilhcult to obtain. The young
er sister, he perceived, would be his
enemy but what of that? What could
she do against a determined will such
as his? He clenched bis hand in his
delicate lemon-colored kid glove, as hn
swore to himself to clear all obstacles
from his path, and to crush all that
stood in the way of the attainment of
Sarah had not dosed the gate when
the new-comer appeared. Sarah felt
that life at Ivy Cottage passed in a more
secluded mariner than quite suited her
taste; so she generally took the oppor
tunity, when she conducted the visitor
to the gate, of indulging at a peep at
the outer world. Sometimes the milk
man might be passing, or a neighbor's
.servant visible, and thus a few min
utes' chat be obtained with some one
more lively than old Martha. So. stand
ing with the gate open in her hand, she
also found herself hu e to face with the
little man with the blue bag.
"Is your mistress at home, my dear?"
said he, slipping in through the" gate as
"What may please to be your busi
ness?'' Sarah inquired, not over well
pleased with the familiarity of the ad
dress. "Just you tell Mrs. Dalton that Mr.
BL'irs wishes to see her. Slip won't
know my name, but you may tell her I
come on' Lord Alphiiigton's business,"
said the man.
At this name Sarah dropped a cour
tesy, and hi gging Mr. Biggs to proceed
toward the house, she hasti ned forward
to deliver the message.
"On Lord Alphiiigton's business!"
Mrs. Dalton repeated, in surprise. "Oh,
I do believe it's about that horrid ring
again! I suppose be must come in."
She appealed to Bertha.
"Yes, mamma why not?" said Ber
tha. "Ask him in. Sarah. Oh. dear, dear,
we shall nevi r hear the last of it, I do
believe!" Mrs. Dalton lamented. "I do
wish. Bertha, you would cut that heavy
fringe otT your shawl: it will be carry
ing oil somebody's purse, or watch, or
no one knows what some day. I'ray
This was in answer to Mr. Higgs's
"Servant, ladies." us he stood in th
doorway, his ha' in bis band.
Now that his hat was removed, it was
seen that he had a shiny bald head, with
a fringe of dose-cut, light-colored hair.
He carried a blue cotton pocket hand
kerchief in the crow n of hts hat. This
he took out, polishing his head as lit)
"You come from Lord Alphington?
Fray sit down." said Mrs. Dalton.
Mr. Higgs took a seat near the door,
placing his hat under the chair and tak
mg a rapid survey of the room, in the
course of which every article in it was
"Yes, maim," Mr. Biggs replied.
"I'm a detective constable, nnd I've
called to make some inquiries about a
missing ring, if you've 110 objection."
"None whatever," said Mrs. Dalton,
in a Hurry, "but I really can't tell you
who. or whether anybody took it. I
think it much more likely that it's no
body, and that it's lving here in some
crevice, where goodness knows who's
to get at it without pulling the houso
Mr. Biggs smiled but then lie was
"There would be little employment
for us, inarm, if parties who lost prop
erty could always tell where to lay their
hands on it again," said ho. "Will you
oblige me by telling me as nearly as you
can recollect what occurred on the
morning when you missed the ring?"
Bach time sho was called upon to re
late the circiuubtances poor Mrs. Dal
ton became more confused, and less able
to remember exactly what the lady was
like or what sho said, though on each
occasion she became more and more
positive that she was correct in every
particular. She this time ended, as
usual, with tho assertion that such an
agreeable, genteel woman as the widow
lady who had called upon her would be
quite incapable of taking the ring.
"Did any one beside yourself see this
person?" Mr. Kiggs asked.
"No one but Sarah that's tho parlor
maid," said Mrs. Dalton. "The other
servant had gone out, and Sarah and I
wero alone in the house and 1 was so
clad it wasn't a strange man; I always
tell Sarah never to let a strange man
come through the gate when I am
"I should like to put-a question to
Sarah, inarm, if you wouldn't mind,"
said Mr. Biggs.
"Oh, certainly, you can question her
if you wish." returned Mrs. Dalton, a
little hulled. "Bertha, my dear, ring
Sarah appeared so instantaneously as
to suggest the idea that she could not
have la-en much further off than in the
"Sarah, ibis good man wishes to ask
you a few questions; answer him as well
lis you can." said Mrs. Dalton, loftily,
leaning back in her chair and crossing
her hands, perfectly satisfied with her
share of the information given.
Sarah remembered the strange lady
quite well. She was tall about the
height of Miss Lena and her com
plexion was dark rather sallow. She
thought there was something queer
about her. The lower part of hpr face
did not look at all old, nor did her man
ner of walking, but she couldn't see her
figure, because she wore a large mantle.
There was one thing she noticed as she
followed her: a bit of hair bad got
loose under her bonnet behind, and,
though the hair in front was gray, this
was quite black. "And I thought to my
self,' said Sarah, "it's a many ladies
I've seed wear a dark front when they
have got gray hair, but this is the first
I ever seed wear a gray front when she'd
got dark hair."
"You're a very sensible girl, my
dear," said Mr. 11,'ggs, when ho had ex
tracted all the information that Sarah
had to give, "and I wish you a good
"Lor." cried Sarah, with a giggle and
a toss of her head, "that's just like you
men always thinking we girls are on
the lookout for a husband. Better
without "em the most of 'em 1 should
"You may go. S.u.ih." said her mis
tress, w t It a reproving look: and Sarah
returned to the kitchen to lepeat to
Martha all she bad heard in the parlor.
"And now will you allow me to put
another question?" said Mr. Biggs.
"Who is that young gent who went out
of the gate just as I came in? I think I
have seen him at Thompson & Cratch
"That gentleman," returned Mrs.
Dalton, with an emphasis on the word,
"is Mr. Fancoiiit. grandson and heir to
"Ah. just as I supposed." said Mr.
Biggs w ith a sort of inward chuckle.
"Have you known him long? Did you
know him be no he assumed the ttauie
"No." Mrs. Dalton replied, thinking
the man was going beyond his province
in asking questions from mere curiosi
ty. "I had never seen him before; he
also came to inquire ab nt the ring."
"Humph! lie came to inquire about
the ring, did he? Well, that was natu
ral enough," allowed Mr. Biggs, rising
from his seat and fishing out bis hat
from under the chair. "Thank 'ee,
inarm. I don't know that I've any
thing else to ask just at present. I wish
you good-dav, ladies;" and with a duck
of his head Mr. Biggs w ithdrew.
"I will waik with you to the gate,"
said Bertha, following Mr. Biggs from
She had an irrepressible desire to con
fide in this man some half-formed sus
picion, and yet was unwilling to lay
herself open to the reproaches of her
mother and Lena.
"I should like to tell you something I
noticed about Mr. Fancourt." she said,
as she walked with the detective along
the path. "There was a singular hesi
tation in his manner when I asked him
if he recognized the pcnon in tho orn,
iiibus from my description; and then he
said it was a man who had once been a
sort of servant of his. And, when
mamma told him about the strange
lady, he iminedia'ely asked if she was
tall or dark, but afterw ard saiil he had
made a gm s at random. I may be do
ing Mr. Fancourt an injustice." but I
cannot help thinking that he fancied he
knew her. and I thought I would tell
"Thanks, young ladv." said Mr.
Higgs "every hint is useful. It is on
ly by puttin .-this little bit and that lit
tle bit together that we sometimes find
the end of the clew, (iond-dav, miss."
Mr. Biggs walked away, and Bertha
returned slowly up the garden path.
She felt grieved for Lord Alphington
grieved for the disappointment that
awaited him. Was that vulgar, scampish-looking
man the grandson for the
proofs of whose existence Lord Alph
ington bad been longing? Was he tho
one destined to bear the honors of that
ancient hou.-c? Aias for human hopes.
Alas for the good old man. who was
even then probably counting the hours
till he could cla' p'the hand of the last
scion of his line, nnd bid him welcome!
When Mr. Biggs left Ivy Cottage, ho
directed his steps to the nearest cab
stand, where he hailed a hansom, nnd
directed tho driver to a certain street
leading out of Fitzroy Square. Here
he discharged the cab. anil knocked at
the door of a house where one of the
windows in the first floor had been
raised, indicating its u:;e as an artist's
Having received an affirmative an
swer to the query as to whether Mr.
St. Law rence was at home, Mr. Biggs
ascended the stairs, and knocked at tho
After receiving permission to enter,
he hesitated for a few moments when
he opened the door, and found St. Law
rence not alone. Douglas had just
"hopped in for a chat, as he did almost
every day or evening, for the two young
artists were fast friends- none the less,
perhaps, from the difference in their
A paper recently said that, "it won't
do to be too certain of nnything In this
world unless we know positively where
of we iitlirm." Wu .suppose this is the
testhetic way .of saying that you can't
always sometimes generally tell.
Men and Wonm in Torirpiin.
I landed on lhe river hunks, end found
myself in the midst of u population dill
cring ullogel her from un 1 had hereto
fore encountered over II pretty wide por
tion o the globe. Slim, diminutive crea
tures the Toiiquinrso are, cumpnr-d
with whom even lhe Bciionlee. of the
fianges ddt.i is a giant. But, strange
to say, tho women in nio.-t eases are as
comely and fair as the nu n are repul
sively ugly. But their sie Is ridlemous.
Of about the same Mature n-i (iooi k! as,
they on an average probably wi i-h no
more than half lhe sturdy hiil man.
The men and women, when the men are
dressed at till, are dressed alike. A col
ored handkerchief is coquet lishly 1 1 --t I
found tin1 back of the In-id, and tin-other
garments are a long, loose Uoii-e
with wide pantaloons. It is ilillicult for
the newronier ni lirst to distinguish the
sexes. What is most wonderful, how
ever, of the eostunies now in fashion is
the head-dress w hit h the bet ter-oiVTot)-quiiie.se
ladies wear. A "mushroom
shapod basket" might perhaps describe
it, but then the mushroom must he of
the siy.c of h drawing-mom table. Aid
two enormous tassels pendant on cither
side, nnd place underneath a Malay
featured, sallow-eornplevioned doll of
about liftv pounds weight, and some,
idea may he formed of a Haiphong-hclle.
Men and woman, as in China, all cany
fans. Indeed, I have seen coolies, whose
walking costumes whs limited to a fan
and the. woven substitute for a lig leaf
which so often suffices for elothing in
the Fast. In new Knglish settlements,
after the public-house w hich has attract
ed nttentioi, 0 the Ideality, ti e first
buildings erected are generally a church
and n prison. Frenchmen always her'm
with a cafe restaurant, and so Haiphong
already leasts its esHhlishnicni of that
description. It is, of course, the central
building and most marked features of
the place. It is strange how the French
carry their language, their manners,
and their customs with them to their
foreign possessions, but how they com
municate them aNo to their subject pop
ulations. Tims, iti our cafe here we
have Ton piiiiese waitresses, who, witn
the few words of French they have
learned, have acquired also in ,-onie in
explicable manner the coquettish airs
and gait of I'ari-ian hrnwric attend
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and this had caused trouble. The dog
was produced in court and the magis
trate regretted that he could not line
the animal, but volunteered the follow
ircg advice to the owner of the dog:
"You place a hot egg in his mouth and
hold his jaws together, and I'll warrant
you he'll have no de-ire to eat ly.i
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