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VOLUME 4.
THE PLACER HERALD
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Auburn, June 23d, ’&sn
THE PLACER HERALD.
Tis a curious fact as ever was known,
In human nature, both often shown
Alike in castle or cottage,
That pride, like pigs of a certain breed.
Will manage to live and thrive on ‘•feed”
As poor as a pauper’s pottage!
Of all the notable things on earth.
The queerest one is pride of birth.
Among our -tierce Democracy;”
A bridge across a hundred years.
Without a prop to save it from sneers—
Not even a couple of rotten Peers—
A thing for laughter, fleers and jeers,
Is American aristocracy I
Depend upon it. my snobbish friend.
Vonr family thread you cant ascend
Without good reason to.apprehend
N on may find it waved at the farther end
By some plebeian vocation!
Or. worse than that, your.boasted lino
May end in a loop of strongest twine
That plagued some worthy relation!
Because you flourish in worldly affairs,
Don't be haughty and put on airs.
With insolent pride of station.
Don't bo proud and turn up your nose
At poorer people in plainer clothes,
lint learn, for the sake of your mind's repose.
That Wealth's a bubble that comes—and goes!
And that all Proud Flesh, wherever it grows,
Is subject to irritation.
The Saltan and the Sisters of Charity.
I ho Antmh .s' r!r liri'u relates flio follow ng
rait, transmitted hy the Sisters of St. Viu
>ent iit Constantinople to tin; Sisters of their
'ongregatioii at I’art’s. Let the’•American”
Know Nothings “make a note on't.”
“A Mnssleman of the lower class had Keen
•oiidcmncd to death for a crime which to ns
would seem of little importance, hut which
the summary justice of Turkey visits with
capital punishment. The unfortunate, man
was the father of eight children. The Sisters
heard of his sentence. This man must not
perish—he must he saved; we must save him,
cried they with one accord. J!ut howl A
direct application to the Su'tan seemed the
shortest and surest wav. “We must ask an
audience,” said thev: “there is nothing else to
he done;” and two Sisters went straight to
the palace, where their presence might well
he considered soine-w hat strange. The re
(|iiest for admission met with various diflhiil
tics. over which their perseverance at last tri
umphed. The Sisters were ushered into the
presence of the Sultan, whom they found
smoking after the Turkish fashion. Ahdul
Medjid is a man of elevated mind, ami grace
ful and dignified bearing, lie receievd the
religious ladies graciously; they explained
their petition, to which ho listened with an
afliahle and kind smile.
“‘I grant the petition,' said he; ‘can I re
fuse anything to the sacred zeal which in
spires such conduct; That religion, holy la
dies, is beautiful which gives birth to devotion
like yours. on make me love and bless your
generous France. Be pleased to follow that
officer, he will take you to the prison. You
shall have the pleasure of delivering vonr pro
tege with vonr own hands and restoring him
to his family.’ And as they retired in deep
emotion, trying to thank him, he added. ‘I >o
not forget the way to this palace. When,
ever you have anything to ask of me, fear
not to coam# the doors shall always be open
to you as the Anyth of Mrrc.y' ”
When Adam and Eve were in faradiso,
they were for some time a most unhappy
couple. Adam was in the habit of going
every morning to Heaven to pray. The
devil, who had studied the female mind, and
knew its weak points, thought that the in
troduction of jealousy might he a good foun
dation whereon to build such mischief. So
he went to Eve, and after propitiating her
by well-timed flattery, lie inquired after
Adam. Eve* replied by informing him that
her husband was gone. At this the devil
smiled credulously, hut said nothing; and
even when our first mother pressed him to
tell her the meaning of his smile, refused to
answer for a time, feigning that he would
not hurt her feelings or injure the reputation
of his friend.
This conduct was only additional evidence
of his profound acquaintance with the weak
ness of the female heart, for hy so acting lie
wrought strongly on her curiosity as well as
her suspicion till at, last, having worked her
up to a stati* of mind capable of receiving
any lies he might choose to tell her, he in
formed her, with every appearance of sorrow
[ that Adam was deceiving her, and paying
! his addresses t<> another lady. At this Eve
| laughed scornfully, saying:—
“How can tins be, for 1 know there is no
woman created hut myself f”
The devil again smiled with an expression
of pity.
“Alas! poor thing!” said he, “if I show
you another woman will that undeceive you?”
She assented, and he showed her a mirror!
Eve was, of course completely deceived,
though she thought herself undeceived!”
Hitting the Nail on the Head.
The Providence Journal says:
“\V e are generally old fashioned, and gen
erally behind the times, hut we confess that
we have great faith in the precept and exam
ple of Jesus Christ. We believe that if tem
perance were made more a moral and reli
gions question, and less a political one, it
would make much greater progress. We
believe that the men who put themselves
forward, or who are put forward as its advo
cates, might greatly strengthen their influ
ence if they would personally decline the
political preferment which sq many of them
seek with an eagerness that throws more than
suspicion upon their motives, and provokes
the opinion, which, whether true or talse, bus
become very general—that with too many,
temperance is a means, not an end.”
AUBURN, PLACER COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 15, 1855.
PRIDE.
JOHN O. SAXE.
The Origin of Jealousy,
The Tomb of Nicholas.
Wc extract the following description of
the tomb of the Emperor Nicholas, from the
St. Petersburg correspondence of the Boston
Transcript.
The most interesting church in St. Peters
burg is that dedicated to St. Peter and St.
Paul, otherwise called the “fortress Church”
as it stands within the citadel of the citv.
Its splendid spire, precisely resembling
that of the Admiralty, rises far above all
others, to the height of 340 feet, and its gil
ded surface shines dazzlingly in the sun.
It is said that 12,000 ducats have already
been expended in the gilding of this spire.
But within the Portress Church rest the re
mains of all the Czars since Peter the Great.
No European inonarchs rests so unosten
tatiously, ami no others are buried within the
walls of a fortress. To each Emperor theie
is erected merely a sarcophagus, with frequent
ly Ins initial letters engraved upon it. Each
of these sarcophagi is covered with a pall of
cloth of gold, embroidered with the double
headed eagle. Upon the Grand Puke Con
stantine’s tomb lie the keys of some Polish
fortresses, while Alexander’s bears a small
military me la! with his portrait. Each tomb is
surrounded by a neat iron railing, and the part
of the nave devoted to tlie tombs is again
separated from the body of the church. As
1 visited the church during Lent, the cloth
of gold was concealed in every case by a fa
ded black covering. Beginning with Peter
the Great, 1 passed by all the Czars in chro
nological order. Here lav the great Catha
rine, and, steeping quietly by her side, her
husband, Peter Ilf, to whom she in her life
time refused this place. Around one of the
sarcophagi i saw a dense crowd, and, ap
proaching it, found it that of Nicholas. The
cloth was new. and no dust had settled upon
its ermine border. His initial letter was em
broidered in amaranth, and a candle burns
day and night upon the tomb. The little
relic that was placed upon his breast while
he lay in state in the Palace, lies upon the
middle of the sarcophagus. It is surrounded
by wreath of immortals.—Every one who
approached the spot seemed touched with
real sorrow, and all spoke in wispers round
the trravo ni'tli. m/tn.
As I stood there watching the crowd, the
gates were suddenly thrown open and
an old General in full uniform entered and ,
approached the tomb. Taking oft' his hel
met he held it before his face, and kneeling,
seemed for a few moments to be engaged in
earnest prayer. The helmet shook in his
hands as with emotion. Finally rising, he i
kissed the relic that had lain upon his mas
ter’s breast, and then crossing the aisle, kiss- I
ed Alexander’s tomb in the same way. He \
had served under both Emperors, and lies.
Ids daily tribute to their memories, was most
touching, lie is the commander of the for
tress at St. Petersburg, and one of the last |
acts in the public life of Nicholas, was to :
thank him for Ids public services. The Czar
sent him the imperial portrait enriched with
diamonds.
Unexpected Development of a Woman's
Rights.
A recent number of the Courier dr VEure
contains the following marvellous piece of
intellgeiiee:
“A very singular phenomenon occurred in
Neaulles, at the close of the thunder storm
on W ednesday last. The lightning struck
a litle girl about seven years of age, com
pletely changing her sex, and transforming
her into a little hoy. The lightning did not
directly strike the child, but reached her by
what is termed a return shock, which will
explain why his or her body exhibits no burns
or scars.
An observer, who devotes his attention to
electric phenomena, writes us, in connection
with this fact, that he has ascertained, by
means of an electroscope made of gold leaf,
that the clouds from which the storm of the
loth lust, burst forth, were charged with
negative or resinous electricity, consequently,
the child must have been charged at that
time with positive or vitreous electricity.
Hut this phenomenon, which appeared so
extraordinary, and which we should never
have (hired to insert in our columns had not
reliable persons vouched for its authenticity,
is not without parallel.
In a work entitled, "Singularities Sclcn
lifii/iics, (1700). vol. 2. page 17 we find an
account of a man affected with strabismus,
which was rectified hy the effect of lightning;
and also, of a young woman, deprived of the
use of her left eye hy an injury to the trans
parent cornea, who recovered the use of that
eve from the effects of a stroke of lightning,
and lost the other. These facts, the author
remarks, may he explained by the extreme
sensibility of the retina. Hut. however, lit
tle we may know of the extraordinary and
unexpected effects of electricity, it is possible
to comprehend tin* strange phenomenon
which has been related to us.
Kx-Mademoiselle .Inlie S—, now become
of the muscular gender, save for the discom
fort oeasioned by a thorough shaking up, is
in excellent health. The strangest thing con
nected with the whole affair is the stupefac
tion of the parents. The phenomenon, which
seems.like a miracle to them, turns all ideas
topsy-turvy, and deranges all their plans; for
while they were saving up to amass a dowry
for the,ir daughter, they ought to have been
thinking how to lay hy money to buy a sub
stitute for their son, when he should he drawn
in the conscription. What a promising com
mencement of a career. We tremble to
think of the complications which this acci
dent might have occasioned, had the victim,
instead of a child,been a married woman, or
the mother of a family!”
If you observe a man and woman correct
ing each other in company, set them down
as man and wife.
The Sibbald Boiler.
No event ha* transpired, says the Penn
sylvania Enquirer, sim-c the clay that Mr.
Watt perfected the steam engine, of more
importance to the community at large, than
the discovery of this boiler. In vain have
scientific men labored for half a century, to
attain the great feature of this invention, viz;
the saving of a large proportion of fuel, as
compared with any boiler now in operation.
These facts are fully established. The writer
of this article, with many others, repaired to
the manufactory of the Franklin Iron Works,
on the 24th ultimo, attracted thither by a
notice inviting the public to witness the
operation of this boiler, in connection with
the engine of the establishment. Upon ex
amining it closely, he was struck with amaze
ment at its great power and compactness,
when compared with the huge boiler belong
ing to the Works, whose duty it was per
forming in a very satisfactory manne; and
among the numerous persons present, theio
seemed to be but one opinion; that it would
supercede all boilers now in use. Having
since examined a model at the office of the
inventor, 03 Dock street, the writer lias as
certained the following, which lie believes
may he implicitly relied on, It can he put
in one-sixth of the space of the cylindrical
boiler, and being so much condensed, will
cost about one-half the price. Every part is
accesssible to be cleaned, so that it may be
kept in order at all times; and it may be
braced and stayed to bear any pressure de
sired—or if any repairs arc necessary, they
can be made very readily. Its extraordinary
heating surface, and the arrangement of the
fire chamber to produce the required effect,
as well as the reverberating draught, could
only be brought about by intense thought
and reason, with a determination of will not
to be driven from its purpose. The saving
of coal in a few weeks will pay for a new
boiler. A new era is presented to the world
Steamships may go to India direct, and
traverse the ocean with one-third the coal
now consumed. It will be no longer neces- ■
sarv to bury the ship in water with fuel— ,
the sailing ship may take an auxiliary engine
and boiler, to assist in calm lattindes, or to
propel her at any time, with a few tons of
'•oal—the locomotive may save hundreds of
thousands ot dollars per annum—the sugar
planter may boil bis sugar by steam, and
not waste bis crop for fuel—tlie manufactu
rer, who uses ten thousand tons of coal, may
make his profits of two-thirds saved, or twen
ty-five or thirty thousand dollars per annum
—the horse may be relieved from the toil of
the canal boat. Every mechanical purpose
may now be urged onward by steam, wldch
may be put in the smallest room, even up
stairs, in a space of about four feet area—the
fanner may grind his own grain and saw his
own timber, with but a half ton of coal per
week —(the consumption ascertained by seve
ral weeks operation, as proved by a six-horse
boiler) It is needless to sav that this holler
is applicable to all purposes of steam; also
for boiling and drying, or heating houses bv
steam or hot water.
Where Mosquitoes Come From.
A writer on Entomology, discoursing about
these summer pests thus handles tlie subject;
The mosquito proceeds from the animal
cule commonly called the “wiggle-tail.” I
took a bowl of clean water and set it in the
sun. In a few days some half dozen “wiggle
tails” were visible. These continued to in
crease in size, till they were about 3-10 tbs
of an inch in length. As they approached
their maturity, they remained longer at the
surface, seeming to live in the two mediums
air and water; finally, they assumed a chry
salis form, and by an increased specific gravi
ty, sank to the bottom of the bowl. Here,
in a few hours I perceived a short black furze
or hair growing out on every side of each,
until it assumed the form of a minute catter
pillar. And thus its specific gravity being
counteracted, or lightened, it readily floated
to the surface, and the slightest breath of
air wafted it against the side of the bowl.
In a very brief space of time afterwards, the
warm atmosphere hatched out the fly, and it
escaped leaving its tiny house upon the water
How beautiful yet how simple!
After the wafer had gone through this
process, ] found it perfectly free from animal
cuhe. 1 therefore came to the conclusion
that the “wiggle-tail” is a species of shark,
w ho, having devoured whole tribes of animal
cube, ttikes to himself w ings and escapes into
a different medium, to torture mankind, and
deposites eggs upon the water to produce
other “w'ggle-tails,” who in turn produce
other mosquitoes.
An\; 11*111 who has “kept-house,” with a
cistern in the yard, has doubtless observed
the same effect every summer. Open your
cistern cover any morning in the mosquito
season, and millions of them will fly up in
your face. Close the windows of your room
at night, at the risk of being smothered for
want of air, being careful tit the same time
previously to exclude every mosquito, and
go to bed with a pitcher of that same cistern
water in tlie room, and enough will breed
from it during the night, to give you any
satisfactory amount of trouble. In fact, stand
ing by a shallow, hnlf-stagnaut pool, in a
midsummer’s day, you may see the “wiggle
tails” become perfectly developed mosquitoes,
and they 'will rise from the surface of the
water, and fly into your face and sling you.
What it is necessary to know at this day is—
has there yet been discovered any positive
extermination of that infernal pest, the dis
turber of night’s slumbers, the mosquito?
Artesian wells are being sunk in Baltimore
in parts of the city where pure water cannot
otherwise he easily obtained. Six have been
made this spring, and another commenced.
Why did Job always sleep cold? Be
cause he htid miserable comforters.
Hints on Dress,
Large plaids are most becoming to tall
persons; the same may ho said of Bounced
dresses for ladies.
T he effect of stripes is to increase the height
of a person.
Brown colors are very becoming to per
sons of “sandy” complexion. Generally
j speaking, however, these colors are not worn
| by elderly persons, and those of mature age
Large shoes allow the foot to spread; and
I tight shoes are uncomfortable. The effect
of either is to increase the size of the foot.
As a general thing, colored shoes for ladies
[ arc anything but elegant; even for the gayest
I party, white or black satin is decidedly pre
j i'erable.
Fancy colors are more becoming to per
sons of a sanguine temperament and florid
complexion
Those who are troubled with perspiration
of hands and feet, or greasy moisture on the
face, should know that flannel worn next the
skin increases the evil. Nevertheless, more
important considerations of health may re
quire its use.
To ladies with light complexion, fair hair
and. rosy cheeks, the various shades of blue
are quite becoming; where the countenance
is pale, buff or white should invariably be
preferred.
The plainest dress is almost always the
most becoming, and he who dresses plainly
will never be dressed unfashionably. Next
to plainness, is neatness of dress and taste
in the selection of colors.
The Humanity of Orthodoxy.
The-case of Mrs. Henrietta Uohinson,
known ns ilie “veiled inurdress,” has been
the occasion of a good deal of newspaper
comment, and has served the purpose of dis
closing the humanitarian or anti-humanita
rian principles of different classes of the press.
'lho religious or orthodox portion, almost
without exception, called for the strangula
tion of this woman, and not only denounced
the Governor for commuting her sentence to
imprisonment for life, hut bitterly declaimed
against all w ho expressed any of the common
sympathies of humanity. The idea uttered
by Mrs. R Oakes Smith that Mrs, Uohinson
hoped for happiness beyond the grave, was
scored most unsparingly by one journal of
;i pious character. It is plain, from the alti
tude assumed by the religious press, that
! modern Christianity is at war with Nature,
and all the nobler and holier instincts of the
human heart. It deals in cruelty and ven
gance only, instead of love. Its members
set all the teachings of Christ at defiance,
and evince a disposition which would not
only crucify him without ceremony, but re
sort to the refined cruelty of using rusty
nails for the occasion I
Tun Magnitude of some of 11110 Ditch
Companies’ Works in the mines may be in
terred from the ohstieles the Snow Moun
tain Company, in Yuba have to overcome.
They are making a tunnel throe thousand
and one hundred feet through the base of a
high mountain, the cost of which is estima
ted at s'u ,000. ihe whole work will involve
an expenditure of $3011,000; when complet
ed, will develope the rich mineral resources of
a vast region of country, which is now, through
scarcity of water, lying idle, “Co down
upon the bars of our rivers,” says the Nevada
Journal, “ and you will find flumes and canals
crossing them in every direction. Look up
the steep mountain sides, and ditches one
above another, the lowest a thousand feet
above you, w ind around a promontory, disap
pear in a dark canon; again to emerge in
sight on some projecting cliff beyond, and
thus running on for miles over almost inac
cessible places, find at last an embouchure in
a rich auriferous hill deposit; where the miner,
after immense labor and expense is at last
reaping an ample harvest for his enterprise
and perseverauce,”
Of another gigantic work, tlie Nevada
Journal says: —"Another ditch projected,
and being completed hv Kidd, W’hartcnhv A
Co, intended to supply the country inter
mediate, from Omega to Nevada, lias now
employed upon it a large number of bauds,
and will probably he finished in about six
months. For several miles at (ho commence
ment on the South Yuba, it is built on a
precipice, where none hut those of unlimited
means, and most obstinate determination
would ever attempt to construct a work on
so magnificent a scale, and tit such tin im
mense expense This ditch when completed
will not be less than fifty miles in length.”
Uaisino Wheat ox tub Northern Co ast.
—The Crescent City JhralJ says experiments
on a large scale this season establish the fact
that wheat can he raised to advantage on the
Northern Coast. It declares that "as tinea
crop of w heat tin was ever harvested Ims been
raised this year on the farms of Messrs. Dan
iel Haight and Major Hrtulford, of Smith
Hiver Valley. Although sowed on new
ground, not put in at the proper season, and
considerably damaged by the wild geese dur
ing the winter, it stood about six feet high
and the heads yielded from eighty to a hun
dred grains of as plump, handsome wheat as
can he found in any country. The result of
this experiment will settle a question of great
importance to the farming interest here. It
gives assurance that a crop can be produced
here which is everywhere -ousidered the most
important that can bet.used.”
Jonah wrote to his father after the whale
swallowed him, stating that bo thought Ik;
bad found a good opening for a young man
just going into the oil business; but after
wards wrote for money to bring him Lome,
stating that be bad been sucked ir..
JESfThe man who is a stranger to the
finer feelings, is recommended to have an
introduction
A White Digger.
A Correspondent rtf the Plavervllle Ameri
can, says he has discovered a } Jigger Indian,
woman near the Sink of the Humboldt who
is perfectly white. He remarksWe had
gone at least eight miles, when on turning a’
short spur of a mountain, we came suddenly
in view of one of thososmall, elevated, though
green and beautiful mountain vallies, entirely
hid from previous view by surrounding moun
tains; towards the further end of the valley,
i less than a mile distant, was a small ranch
[ eria ot 1 Jiggers, All the men, save two or
three old ones, and one, totally blind, were
away, leaving their women at their allotted
tasks or doing nothing. On our near ap
proaeh we were surprised to find among them,
a perfectly white woman I—but who, on a
closer inspection, proved to be a perfectly
tunned and featured 1 Jigger woman. Her
parents are both I Jiggers, and the mother,
for we saw her, even darker limn the average,
and yet their offspring presenting the strange
anomaly of a perfectly white woman, appa
rently not more limn twenty years of age,
large and robust. Her skin, for not one of
them all was (dad in enough of covering to
he an apology, was as white as their filthy
mode of living would admit of, while her
hair straight and coarse as the veriest digger,
was also purely white. In addition to this,
the entire iris of both her eves, was,a scarlet,
or bright red color. In truth, she was just
what a physiologist would call an albino'.
Ihe production of one of nature’s strangest
freaks. This same woman has twice visited
Ragtown upon the Carson River, being al
ways described as the white I Jigger with'
the red eyes.”
Tournament Premiums—At the Grand
Festival Tournament which will be hold in
Sacramento on the Nth, loth and 10th of
this month, the following prizes will be
awarded;
i. a dims ix sad nr. i:.
To tlie most accomplish! d Lady Rider, a Gold
Watch and Chain ' iIOO
Second host, a Saddle oft
Third do a Silver Cup . ... . .25
Fourth do a Riding Whip , ft)
GENTLEMEN IN SADDLE.
The most skillful Gentleman Rider, Silver
Nate 50
Second best do do do. 25
SKILL WITH THE LASSO.
The most accomplished feats of Horseman
ship with the Lasso, a Silver Cup 50
Second best, a Cup 25
INDIAN SPORTS.
The most expert and skilllnl sports of the In
dian. with how and arrow—First Prize...s‘.’o
Second Prize 11l
Resides these, premiums will be awarded
fur Trotting and Pacing Horses produced r
also, lur Roadsters spans and single; and
Horses under tlie Saddle, as follows.
Best Trotting Horse . .fits
2d do do do SO
;>d do do do . ;o
Best Pacing Horse sft
2d do do’ do 40
ud do do do 2ft
Best span of Roadsters, in harness, Sil
ver Cup, value : 29?
2d do do dt> Sil
ver Cup or plate, value. . 20
Best single Horse in harness, Silver (’up
or plate, value 20
2d do do do do 15
Btst saddle Horse exhibited, Plate . 21l
Railroad Poetry,
A correspondent of (lie Hrootrte count v
1 1 ptihiictijt describe.- hi - jaunt over tlio Syra
cuse mu! liinghampton Railroad, from Cprt
land, in the following' poetical strain:
So much 1 wrote in Cortland’s hounds—
and would have finished there, had not the
down train whistle resounded in the air. Sr
shaking Fairchild by the hand, who said
come up again, I hid fairwell to every tear,
mid jumped upon the train. Hushing round
the hill side, darting o’er the plain, over
rivers under the roads. Van liergon drove his
train. The moon threw bright etiulgeni
rays, on each small ripple’s erest; the river
seemed a ribband stretched along the mea
dow’s breast; the evening wind eiinie stealing,
through the ear with gentle sigh, and brought
a cinder from the engine, spank into mv eve;
few and short were the prayers I said, and 1
spoke not a word of sorrow, hut I rubbed at
my eve till I made it red, and knew ’(would
he sore on the morrow . We soon got home
at the rate we ran.- at an hour just right for
retiring, and down from ids post came the
engine man, and the liremau teased bis
tiring.
And tints I too will cease with this, a
moral to the tale—he always sure to “mind
voiir eye,” when riding on a rail!
JcpiCiAii 1 'an siox.—fudge Harbor decided
in the. District Court of Sacramento county
on Wednesday, says the Stale Jvitrnal, that
the eases of insolvency do m*t come \yithiu
the jurisdiction of the District Courts'. Ho
co.nsei|uentlv dismissod'a case of that kind.
The matter will probably be laid before the
Supreme Court for their decision, Should
it Is* si. finally decided, insolvents v.h>> have
received their final discharge at 'be District
Court, will find themselves in regenerated
difficulties.
A Temperance Lecturer, descanting on the
essential and purifying qualities of cold water,
remarked, as a knock down argument, that
‘•whijti the world became so corrupt limit ho
Lord could tin nothing else with it, he was
obliged to give it a thorough sousing in cold
water.” “Yes,”Tejilied a wag, “but it killed
every dnrticd -critter on the face of five airth."
The uniform of th uoiow I soldiers of Li
beria, as prescribed by President Roberts,
must make a splendid show in contrast with
ebony; yellow leather gaiters-spatterdashers
-from the ancle bona to the knee; large-red
. 6 loth pantaloons down to the gaiters; iron
gray cloth short coats with red laces; blue
cloth waistcoat; and red felt caps with biua
> strings
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