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Birds and1 B ys.
Down in tlioesneadax - little" brown
- th rusl s !. '! r' r. - i .
Build the: "a 'aat'iii ttie bar ter !butebs
And en 'i .a d all c y ! :oat,"
Three speckled eggs. makp their; pleasure
'Twit-tearee wttter l'" they chirp to each
Building a nest is no end o(a b otlier;
But oh, yhen our dedr littlo bidihk We'see;
H[ow happy we'll be I How happy we'll be!"
Up at the r6dttfgb'rere'childron'arA grow
The young xgother patiently isits at her
It's something to work for small hobblode
That wil 8n} ssue.
"A nd one must admit," says the dear little
"That bringing up boys is no end of a
ut oh, w'he they ,kissrme, u li b o
It's sweetness for me, it's sweetness for
" THE TI bE ;U ~A 'b
The large party assembled' as usual
at Langley, towers to celebrate in ap
proved fashioi tie NipriWt Ag , lst of
September were all collected one night
after dinner in tVe drawing Xoom,,wlln.
the converstloi,' hitherto "rather lai:
guid, chanced to turn on a - b rglary
that had lately taken place in the
neighborhood: ' ' Every 'one at once
seized on the tople,. and proceeded, to
relate, more or' less irrelevant, but all
alike ghastly, stories of famous burglar
ies.. and robberies, til suddenjy Miss
Cecil Clifford, a cousin of Lady Lang.
ley's, a very 'pietty girl dd an heiress
to boot, who had hithexto taken no,
part in thil talk, skepsuddenly d
"I do wish you would not all discuss
such horrors. 14g Oo, ue . . .us
to sleep quietly iniobt bist,ed . w nAill
insist on relating stfch filghtful stories,
especially as those wretches whu broke
into Co'eton Park are still at large? I
feel as if I shoold ,> nd tl.burglar i&iAy
room to-nights so if stiutlt rqute t44
hOuse with a false alarm, don't blame
"I think I should die if I were to
awake and see one in my room," ex
claimed little Lady Langrey, shrug
ging her pretty white :shoulders. in not
wholly affected freight..
"At all events, the man would not
trouble you long with his company it
that tin case of yours, with your dia.
monds in it, were lying on your dres
sing table, as usual," returned her
cousin. "I know you'll be murdered
through those diamonds, one day!"
"Do you really mean that Lady
Langley keeps her jewelry on her dress
ingtable?" asked Captain L6Marcliant,
- an hmpectinious young , man, who was
suspected, on very good grounds, of
being au mieux with the pretty heiress,
and who was, in consequence, rather
out of favor with her guardians.
"To be sure she does," laughed his
hosti "and, as Cecil says, I know we
shall wake up some flne morning to
find ourselves corpses because of that
whim of hers."
"What is the use of having jewelry
,if it is always to be at the bankers?"
retortedl Lady Langley,
- "I wish to goodness you'd be sensi
* .ble, Flo,' " remonstrated her cousin,
"and have it kept in the plate-room, at
all , events. I know that .1I shall do
nothing hut dream of your diamonds!"
Lady Langley laughed gayly, and
seemed to take -a malicious pleasure in
keeping the conversation on the same
*subject, despite her cousin's very evi
dent dislike of it, in which she was as
sisted by Captain Le Marchant. who
chafled Miss Clifford a great deal about
*her nerves,, until the party separated
for the night.
N ext miorninig 'the 'house was in con
fusion, for the d'iamonds were gone!,
*Lady 'Langley missed them the
nioment she' arose, for,' her nfald being
far from well at the time, she had bid
- den the- girl not sit up for her, and had
undressed herself, leaving her dia
mends, which, she had been wearing,
loose on her dressing table ;where
Cecil Clifford found them when she
caine to her cousin's room to bid her
'good-night'as'usual, 'and she put theni
in their case, Of .course e 'ery hole
and corner was searched4 but in vain.
The police haxx1e, but were equally ui-,
successful. Not a trace of 'eithier the
thieves or ' the jewelry wee 't6 lie
found. The police, in9lu4ing. the de
tective hastily summoned froin Lon.
don, were positive that the robbery hand
been comrpitated by some one in the
house-conviction that did not add yo
the comfort of the inmates'of Lankley
Towers, Suspicion ran rioti the house
hold servants, one and all, belonged to
well-known and respectable fa,licao 4;
the neighborhood, and had mostly? been
for considerable periods in the Lang
lefs" ervtcet whille14vliaitors' ser
vantsjt happ,ened;seemed equally a ve
suspicion.' "The onl Ieson who ,
tui~d~to , t asleIals
Captain : Le .archant, *who o
pooh-Doohed the whole thhi as simply
invented .rby the police, ,o screen their
W iether from conviction or op
ion, Miss Clifford embraed the i S
theory, and before long her ,suspi
fell oin the miid 6fd na6f the visI os
whom she felt convinced was at least an
hecoeofliCe. 'Unfortunately fort this
poor girl, Cecil lifford '6bntded her
doubts to her cousin, who in her,turn
}Qb0i . yed them to the de
t N- - ucky maid st ,ln
mediately placed under a surveillance
that. rendered her life a burden tp her,
and uiltimately cost her her situation.
- ain Ly "archant retionetrated
s, al timed o the suije?t with his
ft ,n -for such phe really, was, though
the egagementwas not officially ac
knowledggqbst,ij Uqut erfect., Shp
somehow.seemed to .distrust him6,' as of
late, from some cause or other,' his
usually sunny temper had quite deser
ted him: his tongue had aqquired a
bitterness new 'to his 'friends; while his
andso me, ierry face had grown to
luok worn and haggard.
'MWas. Clifford, though still persisting
in her.opinion, bore his strictures with
gentle patience, laying tile very'evi
dent toenper he showed to the account
of some money troubles that she, well
knew .wore worrying him; but at last
he went too far, and ere their inter
view on this occasion- termihilated the
engagement between ..heih was sum
marily broken off by the lady.
Captain Le Marchant never took any
ps. to, bring al opt "g re bnellation,
hichi on her side,' teol Clifford was
far too proud to dream of, though
what the estrangement cost her she
jt\l'only have told. All she knew
about him was that he had exdhanged
into a regiment stationed in India, and
beyond one other fact she heard no
mor9 of b4lp till thrO 0o! four years
later 'the ,iewsp irs told b that he
had joined 'the 'army fn %gypt, and
formed one of the' band sent to tho' re
lief of qordon and Khartoum.
Strangely enough, the one fact that she
aid hear privately-namely, his having
before leaving 'lEngland) pr9vided for
the future of the poor girl who 'had
suf'ered so severely from the
suspicions that were cast upon her
about the lost diamonds-only seemed
to render her more incensed against
her erstwhile betrothed.
Six or seven years had passeg since
the burglary of Langley, when, one
night, toward the end of the season,
Miss Clifford-Miss Clifford still, in
spite of her wealth and beauty-at a'
dinner found herself being introduced
to "Colonel Le Marchant" by her host.,
who, Ignorant of their previoue ac
quaintance, had been actuated by a
benevolent desire "to do dear old
Denis a good turn" by n4aking him ac
quainted with the heiress.
The old lovers stood, for a m'noment
face to face in slence, scrutinizing one
another, the lady secretly, though not
a trace of the hard work he had under
gone escaped her; the gentleman
openly~ He was th.e-flistito Apeakg.
"It is long since we met, Miss' Clif
"Not long since we wvere together'
at Langley, she,replied softly.
"Yes, when the diamonds were
stolen. I wonder If that business 'wll
ever be cleared up?"
Just 'then dintier' was announced,
and tihe guests filed down "in solemn
procession. Although Colonet~ -
Marchant escorted Miss Ciffor'd, her'
attention was at first claimed by hdr
other neighbora, Bu6 wie'n the -Ccn1i
versation had' become 4ufilelently ani
mated to allow of private conversation,
Colonel Le Marohant turned to#~ard
her and their eyes tuet ,
"What a wretched time 'that swas,"
"At Langley, do you mean? Yes,
indeed, it '*aa. But was it not
curious how theyr found these dia
"Found them! yotg don't say soi"? he
e'golaImned gegerly. ' ',5hen? Do tell
'inepleasd, Mie Ulittoidi 'You see, I
only c.arn home a few days ago, gn(1
have heard nothing."'
2 ;"Oh! it;ie nearly it .Ned since. Sir
James:was out fislzing with.one of the
.loys, Wheu his lIne 'got tangled in the
bian6hes of.' an old 'tree Which bad
fallen into the tiver at some 'time. In
disentanglitig it' they saw something
wedded in against the trunk of the
tree, whjch, aftgr a hitte:.tiquble, thg~y
flahed out. 'It proved to be the -iuden
tical'cesee in wihich LsidyLangley kept
~er 4iamnoids, and When forced open
there they were safe eriough, and re
ports Which appaeA later,. decla..d
tlat' the box it! have lain there ever
siece the.iltit o the robbe i
theory is that :WJ oever tle t r tI
have biddenit tin the ba ilkJi eatlo
t i ef
dfi i'' ' ' d Colonel I i
< , a herself
esin n he in int, 4
otdlblisci,e#;, gl 'gs knae db
"I supjpose there can' e no 4oub that
It was some of the,1 servants ;t
After Audh a lapse' ?k .e, , WQd ,1i2@
hopeless to try and bring it, homd> to
Eny one." .- "r . v)
Le Marchant looked at,hlrt rp Iy,
and was just going to. a0ak,1when
their host interrupted ila . with in'e
questions about the Soudan, f4 the
Qonversation became general tili the
ladies retired. r, *A -, " :
Miss Cliford had sliettere h i%
the drawing-rooii beli} a 1irge ppXt6
rolio . of rare printp . to, tbli4kp di:
turbed over lie unexpected I g
with her old lover, whet the: u ar4-'j
her thoughts quietly came uj>and took)
i seat beside her. t SM
"1 cannot tell you.how " dl4d .' am
that those diamonds have beernre.
yovered," he said.
"So am I," she.answered: j Dp yo.u
know, I feel as if I were a plairvoyantee
or something of the sort, 'or ever aiie
the robbery whenever I have beqr at.
%ll unwell, my nightmare' has.:beenj
%bout those diamonds and the river. I
hear the rushing of the water ',qitd.
plainly," she went on dreamily, un-.
eonsciously dropping into the old, tone: g
her companion remembered so well., "I'
wonder why it is."
"I suppose it is because you, really"
hid the diamonds under the bsnk of
Langley water," was the startling
"I hid the diamonds! What on eA 6
do you mean? You must be mad,:
Uolonel Le Marchant!"
"No, I am not. I saw u ,u
Lie replied quietly. '
"Ybu saw me do it! Th\h y t t
goo4uess did ..q pot say oa i
Because I was mad then, Cecil, and
made a.horrible mistake.'.
"You ; thought I stole the dia,'
He was silent
"Then that was why you- were so
keen about that poor little lady's
"You believed-ohl-and . were try
ing to screen me all the time!"
"Forgive me, Cecil."
"But do you mean that you actually
aw me take the diamopds?" she asked
In wonder. "Please tell mel" -
Colonel Lei Marohant stooped over.
he book of. prints Miss Cliffbril was os
ensibly examining and:answered in a
ow voice: "I fiad sat up late in the'
moking room, worrying over some
noney trouble, when, startled to find
low late it was, I was retreating
lently as I could to my quarters. As
[ was passing along the bed rqom pan
sage I suddenly saw you in your. dress
ung gown come out of Lady Langley's
room carrying a tin box. Instinctively
[ drew behind the curtain of the stair
sase window, and you walked by with
)ut noticing me. I followed you softly
You went to that little side door in the
garden by the drawing-roonm, about
wyhich young Lovat hg4 clpaffed Lang
ley9 'p ucb, gnfa*ten,ed .It, and went
out, right across the lawn towards. the
elver, Then to my horror you bent
>ver the'bank -till I felt certain you
id~ slip 1in;ansd 1 Was. just .rushing
ip t:o catch you~ when you scrambled
tack--withoit. th'e. boc! You returned
is you caithe:by-the l1ttlt door through
ethich i followed you, and rdained'
yotur room. 'I as tod u,tterly taKen
iback to speak,.to youi,for the idea thait
frou were sleep.valking never struck:
roe until just now.. Next morning,
Wthen the robbry was discov'ered, I re
nembered the box you had ;carried;
mnd then the recollection of: that tin
3ase you and Lady Langley had spokei
,f on the previous night flashed across
Eylind." . .
"But did you never go to' look at
"Yes, that very day; but though I
feit certain that I was on the exact
spot, I could find nothing. 'This con.
airmed my sitspicions tihat you had Ati*
mcomplice, for I watched you. closely
snoughi. to know that you had riot again
visited the river. So you can .ituagine.
my feelings when I found yoin, as I
thought, trying to fix ther crime -on
"Good heavens!". :Tfin that wag
wrhat yoig meant that last day whetn
you made me do angry! Well, .'confu'
ion for confusion, Colontel 'IA' Mar'
chant. Tn,U ha i ae n- youanouht.
g7JJJ. ," 1i ti at .'be
Qiia: your, energy, 1: defending
thatitwor irl;+x grew convi4e4 -that
0f .the tol)bp ' tha)
you ou lavedone, ac4 ioit fbe?
Iieved.that" yoi r subsequenti kuidpe s
S 'iiily Temors'r f . having
'; e @ted',of ',Jcht you had
o ogood reason to know her ihn'o
id of a#ciden(t'l1 #d
4il lel ,:Marehiant,. e1ly ". f
dby,*e b*Ilspokei. out.at'the titinel,
j4 1";hinplitn of yout douibt; but
q you.b6hold lia ve; kbd6 mne
bu dbubted tne,Denial
.nb1'sheltered by the poitfolio which
g ete hioti apparently-s interested
ooin iloh's.hand,_ and whispeced.
'. U6-io'nes be by-gdnes, Ceil,
Qine. niptak'e a'gltusi the other
Tiiydiay.e :lost ua : years- of happiness
alr Kdy l .
hthir61. tetera-tet e . was inter=
eu xe4:by their hostess, Ass, Cliiord
M% have ftridipi9ans *of answering
tlfieppein,' for beftio the week was
Q'91'll the .word. aid his wife were
distiussing the Impending ;marriage of
d belele Marob>aht and t ie hitherto
unj i}achai l,,less.
I Indian Ornaments.
:here are fewiornaments in use with.
o di weapin among the Dakota In
4 , .agle feathers,, .t4e '.number
wa howing the number of enenies
kill4d, the Wing feathers of the bald
hg ee gle duote male, and the black
eag feathbex denoting women, are per
hapi, "most ,prominent. If- they have
cal d the enemy a broad red streak 'is
. upon the feathers.' tIf the per
ron killed was of prominence or reputti
t16n, the feather is'sometl ies dyed red.
a f,sticks wrapped wth, porcupine
qui1e are. sormetimes attached to the
u1I,of ' feether; and little pieces of
b1@ 1 ied to he end .No oe
v1l wer an eagle feather, .unless,, enti
pied it 1a' they believe,:. , will : fly.
awa o their heads if worn . nnll
tfnlly. .T15e's6alp0ookie.still woow6yei
among $hp so-called .clvilized i nt ians.
They arrange the scalp .lock rper axn:
inch acrdss, aid' tie around this very
armly a headband, and then tihe hair is
rkaided and an otter s15in is tied' around
it spirally, forming a braid'at least two,
and sometimes as much as (iur.,feet
long. This is kept 'iled for the enemy.
If an Indian has the time, and the per
son killed is of importahc,, "lie will
scalp off the whole..from $enQath the
eyebrows, including the eyes. Grizzly
bear claws are worn as neokl ces, I do
not,belleve as. a mark of istinction,
but as they are costly I think the wear
ing of them is merely- a htter f
wealit.li4 not of chietalnAli p. T
Madrid Letter: I hear that -there is
great deal of . dirt, cruelty, and mis
managements in Spanish prisons. In
nearly every provincial town there ,1ia a
prevoncion or carcel, undei' the atithor
ity of the Alcalde and cin -the hands of
the civil guards, and town I)police.
This stone building, which yiou enter
by an open-barred gate, Against which
some prisoners are .idly leaning, snioke
ing their -paper cigaifettes, onsists of
two or. thriee stoii-fla'gged bamn
hlbove and the same.- number' below
stairs. The uppef'dhambers are devota
ed to voisim'he lowve.n mph, ca'ught
In 0lagrante - delicto, who await ther'
the mandate, of thme 'authorities, vhich
shall either free or send thor'n totblie
nparostl prison og carcel prdper, there to
be' herded with a host of. ni41sfactors'
until their trials shalli be 'coneluded.'
The prisoners. in tiibs4, lock-ud lare
badly indeede In the sulmner #93rc'
ivith heat,' eaten by vermin in tlap w,in.
teo,sleephI)g without. either bed'or -rug
on.the coql stone, with but, omde'meal a
day with coarse rancho or pottage, they
liass thbir time leaning agdinst thd
bars, scofihiug at passers by in the street,
tii6y curse hatt~l swmafu, gamble away'
theik clothmes; and in' the intervalsf1o
tween these; pastimes call oi) God,, on
Heaven, and on the Virgin ~o aWlivei'
thern,. Thby are keptlth6e, it imay be
a few days' and' it may be for six or
seVeni years; I The donver~saliopis mado
Many are brought- to these.denk iidly~l
as spapected accomplices of abime crime,
and.they are kei he' aiin thius hardly
treated. until .they! have. cofidessed gl
they' kno\v. With fle vopmeh the hard
treatment1, the 'etposuire, the a~bsence of
deceticy, often big about the tlesited
eftedt, and they chif s an4 etria .t~
With the men a,flogging,: coupled with
this bad faro and #ll' the rest orig1t 6f#
egracts a c4hflgsq%'
.TR9I E';INT JAD.
H6rv OiasI teninge Are Now Conducted
in) New .York- RooIety Cirules.'
'FAshhonable babies, are ohris'ened at
ho01e nowadays.. O, -a recent after
floh at foui' d'belk iiiup ai numbet of
l dies and gentlemen of the town were
ler iii an up-town drawing-rooln.
Ii the cepter of.aalon stood ,a small
table decorated fwit4 smilax and white
i,odebuds and bearing a. repousse, silver
bgtl The cle'rgyinen and the god
.aezlt' tbok their places; - the door
opengd aid , a bustling personage
-ini ti .black .silk -appeared, beaiing
a bundle of white face and a very'
large "whtto ;eatin sash, somevhOre
in the 'folds of which was hidden
the ' ektreihtly- sni all, ''red. specimen
who was about to ienounce the
pomips '$ud' vanities of this widked
wQrl. After the ceropnnv the little
Chtistian disappeareal, aind the doors
were thr'own open for thd.slight retresh
ment dem tnded at that hour. The
tabio, vyg decorated .tviti} a large oval
ihirror,; around which 'was iiassed a
bapk of moss and smilax, with center
of Cornella Cook rosebuds; at every
plate was placed a little white basket
lined with silk' and bound with soft
white tibbon, tile ends painted in . gold
letters, with the date and the name of
the small hostess, which, luckily for
her, was that sweetest of all vowel
combinations, "Alic'i." These baskets
were fllled with French mignonette and
"tea" buds. Caudle was first served
in small pink cups<u which was
paihted a medalilon ,of a baby's head.
But the.fea.ture of the entertainment
was babies in ice cream, frozen stiff
an 1 fast4 like so many little diulls, apid
ri-v ihg on nests of ~spun glass., . No
Ih ' had the heart to eat tiem or we
..ouid be able to satisfy the curiosity
wakeped by Dean Smith, who, you will
remember, always felt he would like td
have had a taste of a tender young In
'fant, and gave great offense te the re
viewers by recommending thetn' as an
article of diet. When we were 'leav
ing, each guest was presented with' a
small.box filled with white almonds
'(whlih go- with ohristenmgs as' natu
ially'asdo caudle and raisins) and-a.big
ar ial rQse 'd t4e the ladles .and
red to ths gnstlewon ..,, Hi ugii g from,
the stalk were three. foreign gold coIn,
and:in the center,of-each. rose a. littlp
silver baby was hidden, with .".Alce"
iga'ed on its back. 'The godparents
got hiue roses and a gold image.
Napoleon's Inpetuous Temper.
With Napoleon no 'idea was simply
speculative. tt needed instaneous reid.
ization and his-thoiglt, as' sid, by Do
Pradt,. became .a ;passiol, as it grew.
On one occasion, when discussing the
terms'of the concordat with Volney, lie
gave the Senator a kick in the stomach
-which 'sent 'liini. to: bed, for a. week.
Wh6n'suddenly's(rprised by Josephine
at L. Cloud 'wit.h a lady he dashed
after his wife, who ha,l only time to
escape, and in the eyening showed his
anger by breaking the furniture near
his hands. On another occasion, before
the empire, he 'treated Beithier in a
scurvy Iplner in the jiresence of -a
room fulle of. people, Tallyrand, in his
'cuizzlcal wvay, told Berthier that his
master was thinking' of proclaiming
himself king, whe.reupon the ill-advised
courtier wvent :over to-compliment the
First consul.'- Napoleon's .eyes' Marteil
fury at the woid king, an,d, 'putting his
,fist-tutder 'the chiil of the unlucky, Ber.
thier, he p)ushed.. 1im tojverds the wval'l,
saying: . "Idiot, whIo sent yon here to
raise my bile?" HIe swore and stamped
while dictating- to his secretaries, and,
'ih-' dreasing -'hinself, 'of ten flung: his
clothes.mn th6 fire if they 'did not suit
him. TIn. short, i. Tshe's interesting
notice Is a-striking proof Qf St. Augus
tine's. saying, that there. Is' no great
genits withontan aidritture of mad.
iess in his'cm6to.
A Ttliat ot GIrJe.
There was born hitGosheon, on Marclh
20, '1788, a Lriplet: of girls, who 'made
oun'' of 'the most; remarkable recordE
known. They' Were Sibyl, N ih' and
Susan ITrlburt, children of ''Gieon
triplet remained unbroken, Sibil 'oying
first t tghat age, in,Juneo, 1875.' Her
welded 'namqi wis Luiddingtoh. " Tm
'Octoberof 'the mtext year Susan (Mrs.
Oieniiel)"die'd at the atg6' of. 88.' Sarall
lived to.:the.'age'of. .95,,yig.on.Jan.
11, 1B88 Her wedded.naine hvasI3ueh
nelle . Those sisters kIoled *i SongmlUi
alike-parlieularly Mrs. Gr0nnel and
Mrs. jis 1 )4 to 75 or' ..8(
most intimnate 'friends to;, te,10 theim
apiMty eveir thdy ' otld "miStake onc
00,vr ,~QO bociys were publisheA
Arge4 nibbehig Works 6f flotiggl
AN ANCYihNT TRADE,
How the Tann?' Votac ueted Their
Business thoustnfts or
The practiceof stretcl ing the tanned
skWi bti"a ooden' frame, as is the
'iistbn ol?''Lu'opean 'aidfers, and the
semidirdular knife in 'Voitie with the
curriers of the presnl,t d'ty, are both
distinctly re)reseiteddat Thebes.
It is.a-singular bircunistance that the
Chinese have no 'acqucintaince with the
process of tanniig ' by vegetable juices,
but use only mineral and animal sub.
stances; hence the : ipferiority of their
In addition,to sandals, the Egyptian
curriers made the coverings of seats of
sofas; botv-csses, quiVers, the furniture
of war chariots,' and! the decoration
of haipa and:. shields. Stamped and
beautifdilly . t:mbpssea: leather straps
have.-been frequently found fastened
round the mummies..
. Many pieces.of skin and leather from
the Egyptian tombs $til1 exist in a state
of perfect preservation which passed
through the hands of the tanner more
than thirty, centuries ago, and which,
but for 'the hivention of this process,
must hiave perished in a tew hours af
ter they had left the carcess from
which they were striplped.
The myriads of Victims slain in the
Jewish sacrifices must have afforded
the ain market a copious supply. The
scarcity of glass, pottery and earthen
ware would, however, cause a constant
demand for leither bott'es and drink
ing=vessels, and these, by reason of
climate, defective manufacture and by
-exposure to the fermentation, were
very perishable-perhaps even more so
than the' brittle vessels 'ot glass and
- The shoe-makerS are one 'of the very
lowest.oastes in'India. Leather is con
sidered - unclean by,'the Hindoos. and
cpusequently those who work in it are
defiled. It is alleged of the shoe-makers
ti)at they eat the flesh of domestic ani
mals tjhat die a .natiral death. They
drag or carry away the carcass to their
own part,or the.town or village, cut it
up in.pieceq, . end , distrlbutio it among
themuselves. in sufficient pgrtions, and
clean the hide and, put it away for sale
or'to be'manufactured 'lnto something.
Only one ti'nner s inentioned in the
Bl$eB-tlhe Simoh, who wa in all prob
ability,' a member ok 'thi church at
Joppa, is whose' house 'Pter found a
temporary house when the messengers
of Cornelius were: informed: "He
lodgeth .,with one Simon, a tanner,
whose house is' by the seaside.'' There
are numerous, wells of water in close
pro;iit.,t;td the; town of Joppa. This
vbouild; renger it a siqtable locality fora
taUnnery, and the. adjacent port would
facilitate the shipmoats of a cargo in
. great request not' on throughout all
the Meciter ran$ d 1St4t far up the
0 ani} . pai ,e, m-vizd
dwellers of Northlera.-.urope. Several
tanneries of great anitiquity still exist
neai, the shore, one'of which is said by
tradition to :h0o beed"tht of Simon
the tanper' r
o1w Peors1ai JwhyJs Made,
.&s gqlds .ths,and jQwelers the
*Persiains are e;ports) and jewelry Is by
no' means the'exclubite luxury of the
rich.' In the first, place"'It is cheap.
The inost skillful jedelers kre glad to
work for tyvo siiing,a, d.ay and the
proflt they cap mnake oitthe very small
amount of soider they arq permitted to
use. The Persians. seldgi buys his
jewelry ready-made;' 'h he orders it.
When the various 'pieces have been
cast or crit 'out 'fron 'the "metal sup
plied by the cuetomier,'thdy are brought
to him for' idspeitfon an'd carefully
weighed. Then the artic'le' is put to
gether' i the 'dustoijier's 'own house
and undet hi.s eye or' undek the super
vision of his sarvante Theh it is again
weighed, then chased anhd finished, the
flhig and 'waste being~ collected and
credited to thieetomer. 7/
Thiefrillt of-'the obliee"tike is so like
English clierries.that, it. f said, most
folks would be at ft.loss to tell a heap
of the berries from .a'heap 6f'the edible
fruit. 'XThis applies,-: howeier, only to
their outw.ard appe,rande, for the berry
contains. no stoAe,, but..two seeds im
'tead, ese sn (w1401 are carried
.in .a ,thipk eathery. JIiin, 'called
'!parcmiegt")~ ar o through
d!*#en ,prc es o the coffee
'IMostof ub la upi W good stock of
patience,~ bat'w9 ea ther'mistake of
p h t W ~q.palt ifind it just
The dso Nty ewJeey
tlho' ttiItetYe ef "a tboulevard
bfrttlOpend oftthe cQutty 'o the other,
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