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PALACE AT SAN CHRISTAVOA.
DON PEDRO'S HAUNTS. Inthe Footprint of the Popular Bra a . Emperor. SAN CIIRISTAVAO PALACE. The Dehorbem Residence of a South Aosor Ismm mfeareh--Selema Court Csrrseinls -The Annual Proreepe. of the Third of Key--Mew the Empress Deemed sm Sante memo. ibom The Siter's Traveling cemmastsmner. RIB an JASEInO, March 12. 1. o SHORT A TIRE HAS gone by since royalty lived &ad moved and had its being in Bral that visitors to the cap ital are stall interested in its late faamiliar haunts. and the citi sens-yet loyal at heart to the institutions to which they and their ancestors wme born stalp as much pride in showing them of a before they began masquerading at republi --nie.- One may spend a profitable week in visting the several humane of the late emperor and following the paths he trod, acceptably to aH men. for more than: half a century. First ens should hunt up the oldest city palace (beilt in 1743) in Praca D. Pedro Segundo, whieb. up to the last day of the empire. served an a sort of overdow home for the holding of court receptions on unusual gala days and was thrown open to the populace on every Corpus Christi day that they might enjoy a peep at the crown plate and jewels. For more than a hundred years the vice regents of Rio had no emeisi abeding .until, in 160. the Portu bift~ for that purpose a build in the Direita. whom site now occu pied by the new echange. TIM Mner FAAC. It semn became too small for the increasing Asily of the colemial governors, and then the palace in the Praea D. Pedro Segundo was ereted. There is nothing palatial or imposing aboat the latter. thogh it as said to have est a mint of mesy-p ably becaue its ancient builders were better mathomsatcin than their employers in distant Portugal. It ha. had so amay -die and annexations from time to time that its original character. if it ever poe sased anW, was lost long ago. In 2808, when an lran, Asa TwLs7y-nlr. EIng Jose TI, arrived with his family and emt (haing bss esompelled to take refuge In Brazil to escape capture by the French). the ...-was atgether insamscent for the shel r of so ma y pern. S the Carmelite friars m the espdIte side of the street gave up their seemsuu fer the we of the king, and it was con nasted with te abode of royalty by a covered bridge thew goe tiereegkfae, which IILM AXX23ML Las e bridge of light Jem werk, als cos ee, smmig the eventh of Sepember bi6eet, emee the od enveat with the IS epe iNW thereo ue esa megh ~~lye ~ ~ ~ o "eea royalo e~ unes heufldins war dp1ema and hian neax d the whole e i beame a m e. "palce." Fe Mi Sae Queen CHURCH NEAR THE a..is1-whe.i..poken of as a ..ehol, In . wine behind her prototype in temper--madh her home In the Carinelite eeuveat, The satts ot seemem thi d ser. now ocuidby the.ms-i..Hr.t.eriot.ee e: senm hiery-ra pointed out as haigbee. hea- q r an rs .e kel of tas early adam= ot Pertegese magally. Fer emsupie, it in said tht iuel, besmr of Den PFdr. I and nuns of the le ampeer. eedto divert himself end his poi Eorn aloft and seisg' ney ape. the p-lmof his smerd, while allthe mothes theeshoe ash hid their babiss ade teir idme, ouslgthem to be sred to the same. emther.the spert was varied by the imig nebiemem hen pu the sud tog vtens athes ~ b5nsch te .ammei weepem with Bmeas th e asyseof Etag Jose VI tht Wambh mesm of 3s amed E~oLalsosle Espse presmad th eesolga Me -rest. ess, iamaedi In he .frnl msbne of am. -hiene whesh to that day uas e.=ds.ed Whether theiesl gil see a voamy e &J bad ofte vidssd the pinet ofse Mees eiwea see am whym uirnt ma e to. * Roya edas of 3I~~Ili ... .mt ob dt e s.B as by3 els ... of ruer e I te os me Inass aS is charming. its white walls in bold relif against the dark green mountains of Tijasa, In the midst of extensive groendsof mueb istural beauty, laid out in winding avenues. stretehos of emerald lawn, artificial lakes, thiekets of ornamental shrubs, with fountains and stataV at fruent intervals, all shaded by the most splendid trees of the tropics, TO aMACE N"a VistA PALACe. Take a carriage at your hotel door sad drive down the Raa Cattete, skirt the bay along the Praya da Gloria, rattle through the Baa d0 Nauguerras (street of leather pipes), dash under the aqueduct arches of Mate-Cavalles (horse-kilhng avenue); turn into the Ba das avalidas (street of sick people), and then fol low the Mata Poreas (pig-killing street) until at least you come to the direct road that leads out to $ao Christavao. The well-paved ave nue has lamp posts set on either side and is lined with handsome suburban horneo set in gardens of perpetual bloom shaded by feathery palm trees. That huge white building on the left, It. glittering walls and cupola crowning an eminence overlooking the bay, is one of the few institutions of lilo whicha we shall not visit. it is the famous lasZareto-Imperial Blvspital doe Lazoras"-founded by the Jesuits NiAn MlO. more than a century ago and still cared for by the brotherhood fantissima Sacramento do CandeLaria. It in said to be crowded all the year around with lepers in all stages of the loathsome disease, and good Brazalians never look at its white walls without crossing them selves and muttering prayers for the helpless wretches, mema as nou. You pass groups of mules, with skin-covered panniers containing fruit, vegetables, poultry and charcoal, on their way to market; laven deras (wash women), elad in the "liv of the sun" (black hide). and net much else. lng huge baskets of clothes on their heads: jaunty negreses fat and bejeweled; and car nages of she wealthy with coachmen and foot men in gorgeous liveries-all so precisely like other suburban streets that you are not aware of being within imperial grounds tall suddenly the great palace looms up before you. But it as not so near at hand as it looks. for the drives are winding and circuitows.and you bowl along steadi!y at a smart space for a full half hour during the greater portion of which time the building is invisible-before you enter the lendid avenue of mango trees that leads to main entrance. THE INMnIoL. Ascend a Bight of sixty wide stone stairs and you will nd yourself in a corridor or gallery which runs around the four sides of a vast inner court yard and communicates with the principal rooms of the . Fountains are Claying in the court belw and bright Bower looming as gaily as when the emperor and his gentle spouse took pleasure in thema. The mulatto soldier who shows you about the place leads Arst into a long hall lined with paintings of Brazilion heroes, Napoleonic bat tle fields. saints, Madonas and friars. Most of the loos are of native woods, satin and rose predominating, laid in mosaic. AN raT3Rn=arX aPanvIaM The malest but perhaps most interesting apartment of the suite has its door inlaid to represent an incident well known in Lusitanlan history-a woman preventing her two some to Alphom. The tb this roa is the same en which Dom Pedro I signed his abdicantio April 7, 18l. History tells us that the arbi temper of the old menarch had eaussed e cotrVerSies, whish eminated in a revoution an smeden and bloedless as that of lU3 A aIcoAsMs aVoOLUTSO. On the memorable mnorking the citise as tembled at sunrise in the Campo dn Santa Anna to desmand of the emperor that he restore the ministry which the The re guemt had been re y and rspsctflly urged without avail, a n day the throne SPOST OFFICE, BIO. tottered, for the national gard and a oand orable portion of the armay had gone ever to the side of the ople.An adjutant was die patched to lao Chitavon for a final answer, and the herd-headed king, unwilling to gii, hut knowing himself uable to sps it vex ~ abdiated em the orf the moment vo fhis little son- Dm Podre who latly disd in exale after more thme half a eon 0ef rosreign-thou not quits als It is rotated that the adjutant returned to te Camsp. at full gallop, waving aloft the decree of aintlo which was everywhere reseived with ilvelloet demoesatloas of joy. Theat. ei~ 'Uere et o his aesaiss ---.ittina mporer ..d Po.et..l a. balder of hIasi" was peframed ami willag emsis ae ,tia to se- rmasenmamaa, Two dlas er, while his mert|Ged menar sti remained en heard a Eleaoh ship to the borbor, the baby Dm held his kg .ee s eptin in the old pinms deam tan. A se de& wasehemsd ite insel skopol. The usop l haNee an a'm of se. e mse m aariog leae, et "as s a pbbo et hoyale, bor the soefe aheer bwthe hEss e nea eesni -n wheeeso s as m P aO ini ine? sa M ~m te hep s.o i s og a passagenet al lmsl $sen M egeh te h eeeeemi. e eisse se Tno a. is whh so e 6 so sneesse bsia sAwbee, ft T~A" peana awa WS see 4f s lbbs~W%"a - aihbin aof bwOFgoud ~ as ifbe gara in a With r I i- a , Oaft ita Stf of Mmbe ::r9eag $ henc eherming vistaet se ests an grev e r gades tk es b.eae eheringvl~ta baaan eand em es te and tin its sen is aguted sluma, aursesmind by a wirma, around whik swords a"d hab&re arranged. Karbe staes @tend an are IVpm diviniles, Pomoun, Dims, a Ne sman.. and the sam an f..hOn.ay g1rmed h- leaving he bath, which ba" evadently not beeo thoroaludg ing frem the does cellected en her o"r. Bsyomd Is the 0hapel, with Our Lady of 8cr rowS upn its altar, and by her ids K. An thony holding the Bleamed Babe. The most eonspicuascebure in thit historic sanctary is lahuge paintng 0f S, Peter de Alcantara, Solsamn sany MotherU interesting things, a l ancient Peravian pottery; money that circulated in the days of &ocratee, Plato and Arlstldee; edna Of 1111061, Name, Thmace ad Ith*, and a ine cealection of antiquities from Herculameum and Pompeii, which were pro sented to the empres a few year age by her brother Bombs of Naples TAM IPeZNAaL LAnonaToRT AND t AlTn. Adjoining the museum is a laboratory, set apart for experiments in natural philosophy and chemistry, ftted up with an air pump, eleetrical and other apparatus, in which the emperor i said to have greatly delighted in his younger days. Beyond the laboratory is a complete little theater, and upon its drop our taim is Paited a scone whose quiet sarcam was Probably not intended by the artist. It is celled "The Landing of the Portuguese," and represents a group of astonished Indians. to whom a priet is effering a crucifx, while a company of frowning warriors, with uplifted spears and battle axes, stand ready to back the prnest in his philanthropic mission of impress tag new doctrines upon the natives. TEa TEnoWE Room. We purposely left the throne room to the last. It is large. lofty and gloomy as a tomb and never used except by candlelight, for the Brasilians have been extremely tenacious of all the solemn fooleries of Portuguese court ceremonies. For example, on every 3d of May during Dos Pedro's long reign he opened in person the session of the assembly general, and the procession from his throne room to that of the senatorial palace was a surprising pageant. There were the halberdiers (foot guards), with their battle aie; dragoons and hassars in picturesque uniforms; mounted military bands; six enormous slate carriages, each with six splendid caparisoned horses and liveried postilions and coachmen, for the offi ters of the imperial household; the chariot of the empress-a strange affair, said to have be longed th Sebastian, who loss his life warring with the Moors-drawn by eight Iron grays; the agnifcent imperial carriage. its eight milk-white horses decked with Prince of Wales plames, followed by a long cavalcade of troops and an innumerable company of civil Tun anauss. surrounded by her maids of honor, in their robes and trains of green and gold, was always attired in court costasme-consisting of an on derdress of white satin heavily embroidered with gold. rich lace falling over the corsage and forming the sleeves, which were looped at the shoulder with magnificent diamonds. The train was of green velvet with gold embroid eries like that on the skirt and a broad sash scarlet, purple and green. the combined rib bons of different order--crossed the bust from the right shoulder to the waist, and above it sparkled a mass of emeralds and diamonds. Her hair. curled in tront, was topped by a wreath of diamonds and emeralds, st in the shape of lowers, rising above the forehead In the form of a coronet, from which a long white ostrich feather curled gracefully backward. Ta EZPTnoa, dressed in imitation of his illustrious ancestor, King John, mst have looked rather funny. He was obliged to wear white satin from tip to too. even his shoes and the roses upon them being of the smme material. His naked throat was surrounded lke a school boy's by his shirt frill, whose triple row of edging rd on a long ermine tipet, nowadas called a boa. The suit Itted hi stalwart lega and arms so emugly that he looked in imminent-danger of bursting through, and he must have been thankful for the voluminous train with which, in that sorry case, he might envelop himself. He carried the royal scepter in his hand-a long, sim, gilded pole-which he grasped about two feet from the top, as hermits are painted with their staffs. On his head was the crown, a great golden spheroidal, which might have been modeled from a melon, its orbicular sections seeting at the top and supporting a globe, arounted by a tall cross, OrEXVIN TEN AaN=DaLT. Arrived at the ssnate chamber, a plain room, besty feet square, the emperor, assisted by the marquis who bore his train, aseendsd the throne which was meey a high-bashod chair met under nme drapees behind the bat of the press -e. eaters and deputies were in e ostume-green enate but toned up to the chin and halfovered with lace, white pantaloens with laced seems, swords and -hapeaum. As a rule Br..m.s. are eoplent and rather below the middle height. adwhen hi0sty s mgaieent six feet four Inches tow hed andshoulders above them ha leoked "every inch a king" in spite of his un dignified toggery. His annal addreos to the senate setting forth briefly the conditions ad aeceeof the empire was not unlike our Preeident's message, only It occupied a good deal less time in the reading. Then he de dlared the sessilon aberta, nodded to the em prese in the gallery, picked up his staff, bowed right and left to the senates and descended to his chariot, followed as before by the mar quis carrying his train and all the dignitaries of the oartand memabers of the assembly. And then the procession solemnly returned to lian Christavos, through streets strewn with lowere and hung froms end to end with crimson silk. xs Tan eana.. Prom the gloseay throne room we want down a light of stone steps to a lowery sun-lit garden, thinkin within ourselves that the sestrast was not getrthan between the pomep In which the godDom Pedro lived, ap parently beloved by all the people, and his sad death in ezile, with none se peer as to do him bonor. The garden is full of cinnamon. sago, aitros and tamarind trees, and has an oblong artificial lake, surrounded by alternate vases ad statues. The attendant pointed out a mar ble bench, which he maid was the favorite rest lng place et the royal pair In their moerning Seneand we sat down upon it wonder whether after all life is worth living under eshadow of a crown. Fazixi B Wann. A Reary Curteus and Weemmo. A Japanese joarnal dssrbes a curious diary hept in ahmlly of a weM-io-do farmer inthe provinse of Keshim in the ester of the main island. It bce bees bst regularly for mocre than am years. The diary has aturally he - esmeoine..a. loes erelh ebisug bones, Shoteswide byfi leng and 5(in height, grin elpany ased in Japanses bemses fr storing bodding. ar said in he filed wth thm, Beese at saint ae arissa - taeestwo n tht ==ghehse- each ellmui he the eI b~ r issek. Thb a s by seer ogi Mr. E..oba a.pesnt head et a.he with a. diary, who dissesared in e Se e rl veassas sad mob by-t has anesiora et adinser he byeidsie gn eso of one athe to en~s so de the enshy wa e tooesn1 eves a m isaas eaaS .* serwed em a hessms le ft ne seem Garer -sa h and -eme mss the 1m a mas lee a at IOs _aMI BEAUTiFUL SUNNYSIDE. A ealis. Man Umm...s by irvigg M--A 'Ismsent Weiseee ge Rt S Plom'n. esque -eo aa. ef a MAmmhesae vi-em the Danks e the Maisn. Watts m The svenieg User. ATE IN THE BUM amr of1851 the witer, neempany with ammall party of fiends fheok from the saintly valley of shaker,..bs.n,and the martial, spiribelir ring preelneb of battle breathing West Paint, made stp at Tarry town, of drowsy note, - it is said to have been the wont of fat burghers for a lasier purpose the elden time in order to view with mortal eyes the famous localities de scribed in the veritable "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and, if the fates were propitious, to catch a glimpse of the doughty chronicler hin self of the marvels therein portrayed. After once more refreshing our memories by reading the weird tale with due deliberation, the expectant party of sight-seers hired a clumsy antiquated rockaway of unwieldy di mensions, drawn by clumsier and more anti quated steeds of more unwieldy dimensions than even the conveyance, and rolled heavily along the dusty road toward the celebrated seene of the story. Following one of the high terraced streets of the original town, and ing the fine monument erected to the cap of Maj. Andre, upon the identical spot where he was summarily arrested, a pleasant drive of a mile or so brought us to the little old-fashioned Dutch church of Sleepy Hollow. with its quaint architecture and ancient moss-grown burying ground. where now quietly reposes the revered dust of the once genial Geoffrey Crayon. A few furlongs beyond this hallowed spot was the little wooden bridge over which madly galloped Brom Bones in pursuit of the wretched schoolmaster, the sorry victim of a practical joke, and whence the headless horseman hurled his terrible pumpkin at the hapless pedagogue. Here awakened fancy took winz for the first time in our meanderings, and distinctly conjured up the ludicrous tableau of the piratical-looking, buccaneeringly disposed Brom Bones and the trembling Ichabod Crane together upon the rather shaky bridge of plank during that awful night of supernatural horrors. TUE OLD MILL. Further on, in a modest little dell of a genuine English sort, hiding, as it were, away from the rude stare of the prying visitor, stood the old mill, its wheel still turned by the waters of the willow-bordered lake just large enough to mail a single fiat-bottomed boat. Doubtless the lovely Katrina Van Tassel sauntered many a time in girlhood by the brink of this tiny mill pond, plucking the ice creamy and blanc mange looking water lilies and fishing for shiners and stickle backs with a crooked pin, precisely as did the shoeless, hatless, sun browned urchins of both sexes to whom we tossed bright coppers as we passed. Here we turned short about, and, on the way back over our route, our hitherto embarrassingly silent and painfully lugubrious jehu. a trifle clumsier, more antiquated and more unwieldy of dimensions than his horse and carriage, if that were possible, pointed out on the left of the broad highway a low-roofed. yqllow a inted building of two stories, quite fallen to decay, which he assured us, in a melancholy, unmelodious voice, was the iden tical, original and undoubted mansion of the Van Tassels, where that sumptuous scene of wine and wassail and revelry occurred at which the thoughtless telling of' well-authenticated ghost stories suggested to the wicked Brom Bones the trick he so soon thereafter played upon poor Crane to rid himself of a rival and the fair but fickle Katrina of the amorous swain's all awkward and absurd addresses. The tegend from this familiar standpoint ber came a Arm, fied fact, neither questioned nor questionable, and rather more real, actual. material and likely to our highly mes merized minds than the immediate occur rences then transpiring before our very eyes. We had seen Sleepy Hollow, the bridge still haunted with memories, the Van Tassel manor house itself, and why, therefore, should we. while in our sober senses. doubt the truth of the recorded narrative. We didn't-we scorned to do it; and nothing now remained in order to completely verify the whole business. Brow Bones, Crane, bridge, headless trunk, and all, but to behold at home, in his own house, at his own desk, in his cozy easy chair and com fortable dressing gown and slippers,the fanmous historian himself. Unsatasied curiosity crav e0 a sight of the literary representative of his age and native land, among the blossoming bowers of oft-vignetted Bunnyside. Ta ROAD TO IUMINTiDaL Accordingly, the next afternoon the services of our taciturn jehu and his rattling vehicle were again called into requisition. The weather was clear and balmy, and scarcely a cloud dimmed the uniform azure of the summer sky. In the distance, but not afar, sparkled the broad blue Hudson, and on the opposite shore nestled the village of Nyack, jit white houses shining like eggahells in the sunlight. A drive southward of an hour, along the ridge above the river, ever a fine macadamnised road, skirted on either side by velvet lawns, well trimmed parks and tasteful abodes of wealth, brought us to Irvington, and presently to the avenue leading through the grounds of Sunnyside, which were so plentifully wooded as to quite as appropriately merit the name of Shadyside. As we rode through the gateway, with .Its busby croepers of rich green foliage arching over head, an act of sacrilege was committed by a thoughtieja child of our party for which we felt sincerely sorry. A solitary trumpet lower drooped its concave petals from ous a cluster isf leaves down within ready reach of the hand. The child suddenly plucked the too-prominent Sower, which perhaps had pleased the e e of its owner as be rode in homeward, and pfeed it in her bosom as a fragrant mnemento ofher visit. And yet, doubtless, the tender-hearted author, whose realm we were so ruthlessly in vading, would have rather seen It there, fit emblem of maiden purity and innocence, than hangang selfishly upon its stem. zavlno's 3033. 0 Leaving the carriage near the gate our comn pony strolled idly away among the trees that lined both sides of the approach of the oft-de scribed home ef venerable genius, just peeping an antique. gable at us through the dense boughs. Yes, there was Sunnyside, cosy, quaint, eostric, dainty and Dutch, with a weather cock en every peak and dairk vines kissing Its furrowed oldi face, just as in the freutisplcc to the "taketch Book," and there, too, as if re suiuto our inmost and utmost wishes, ligrdup.. the lawn the genial, nature lvgcheery-faced Geoffrey Crayon him self, desd in the p .in easy gab of a eanr etleman, ayin s belny and peetybowing a kidygreeting to us a h elessd hevolume in hshand and ad aened to meet our host, who had aoeempanied es ad with whom he had had saeqainalt rwaeiw 'ansre who Is' turn as intred.. Me was a man, etss,. sme five feet six or seven Irnebse of shoulder, though not stout. with a dia-haun so, usybrown wig end an estreasely meat if noteegnapease Dis asle as pssant and inin ad his ,wse few hat am, "Mahe poeselves at * * ilM myhtul.aaf yes stesa M. ne ofes to "es hes whae Msaiw h atewutf g Jes-im as I aim !!b NOMAnce et th. Itheeth Osme of am m = em's ae. Cm meinesems lankab mse - r sm ber atended Aeis sres i e abee ad beesatnl pbespeal chsebavk at yteWA, ot which Mr. Irving had beem for many Fen a member A v M A mesfertae d his relives the ehurih seps, The solemn reading of thn hr d a good, moral how ily fare Dr. ON= he seeter, filly re warded Us Ir o *M ad a parting leek at Geomery CayS, the las we were ever die timed to have, shoe smiled a frimedly y o an old acqualmeta or two. who -ey Upon the perch to speak a passing reob, Imprinted a. sill mere indelible memory of himik up.oer hearts and minde. A *ifing incident, showing Weshington ring's fodnem for evea the lowest forms of animal 0reation, was told Us by our worthy host, A party of gentlemen from the city, old friends of his, having made Mr. Irving a morning call, one of the group, while loitering on the laws which ay around the author's home, espied a small Sted adder gliding nhbly away among the grafs. Pursuing it, he tried to strike it with his cane, but Mr. Irving ran swiftly to the spot and picking up the passive reptile stroked it gently with his finger, exclaiming with some reproachfulness in his tone, "My deair, my dear sir, pray do not hurt the charmigjg little thing. The poet Campbell declared that Irving had imparted additional clarity to the English tongue. It may also be said that, with a well known author. the man was -'very human, in deed." In truth, there never lived on earth a being in whom "the uilk of human kindness" more manifestly abounded. Gratefully and affectionately we turn to the works of Wash ington Irving as those of the purest and sweet st American prose writer of his time. DavID Gnau.a Ana. A GENTLEMAN Or HIS WORD. Twelve Years Not Too Loug for One Man te Remmember a Promise. "What makes some men the soul of honor?" asked the story teller. "Every one of us has had some experience in life to prove to us that there are nien of unimpeachable honor. I think the most honorable gentleman whom I ever met was a man of absolutely infespal lack. I first saw him in a frontier town. He had been a cowboy, but he had got caught in a ter rible winter back on the plains, and at the time I first saw him he was only a wreck of a man, with legs misshappen and weak and eyes that were nearly blind. He seemed to be just clinging to life in that little Colorado town. doing what little he could in bar rooms or going slow errands until fate should be kind enough to take him away from his misery. "He stopped me in the street one night. "'Will you lend me 010,' be said roughly. 'I am in a bad way and I need it.' "Now 010 was a good deal of money to me at that minute, for in my western experience I had my ups and downs, and at that time I was having my 'downs.' *Wouldn't a dollar do you?' I asked, for the fellow looked so bad that I wanted to do some thing for him, but I knew that I should never see my money again. "'No,' he said doggedly, 'it won't. I want to go to Denver. I am about crazy with pain and I want to get there and see if I can't find some relief. I haven't a cent in the world.' (There were a good many men in that little town who were in the same predicament.) '"But I can't spare 010, 1 answered. 'I need it.' " 'You don't need it so much as I do,' he said fiercely. -1 tell you, man, that the hell that I am suffering would kill you. Lend it to me. I'll pay it back to you. Give me your name and address. I'll find vou-if I live.' "Well, I gave him the 011. I told him that he need not worry about paying it back. I ex pected to get out of my troubles some day and then I shopid not feel the need of it. " 'No.' he said. 'I won't touch it on any other condition. I want ta pay it back with interest, 12 per cent a year.' (Money was worth some thing out there.) "So I wrote out my name for him, giving him as my permanent address the home of my fam ily in the east. The next day he went to Den ver. Sbortly afterward I clitmbed into a saddle and rode away to 'punch cows.' I punched them with varying success all over tue Colo rado grazing fields for nine years. Having bad enough of cattle raising by that time and my ideas of great fortunes having been con oiderably modified. I sold out my cattle and came back to God's own country. "Of course, after the first few months follow ing my loan of 010 to the cripple he never came into my thoughts, though there were times when that 410 would have been a good rriend, but I completely forgotabout it. I had been east for three years, had married, and was the proud father of the two handsomest ehildren in New York, when a letter was for warded to me from my father's home in Mae sahusetts. It was from the cripple. In it was a post omee order for my 010 and interest on it for twelve years at 1 per cent a month. There was no word in the letter except thanks for my kindness and the assurance that he was now 'doing pretty well for him.' I call that man a gentleman and I told him so when I wrote him, and I also told him something in the letter which I hoped would please him-that on that lay I had made the first bank deposit for my baby son and that the amount was 02440, his loan and the interest, and that though the in lerest for the boy would not be anything like 12 per cent, the deposit ought to bring hum good luck. That's all there is to this story.". THE LIEUTENANT'S REVENGE. Ee Literally Blew Out the-Brainsoer His De fenseless AntagonIst. Parns latter to Chiesgo Post. An event which occurred in a certain cavalry regimnent about 1866 helped to put down bully ng and suppress the duelists, who were the ~hlvalrous gentlemen that usually practiced . In this regimont, stationed at Mar meilles, the captain of one of the troops was a sotouiouis bully. Re took special delight in orturing Cae youngest of his lieutenants, a wright, laughter-loving lad who was the de ight of tihe regient-officers ad hen. One lay after maess the captain groesly insulted Ihe boy, and followed it up by sailing him a liar and slapping ha face. The lieutenant Bushed and left the room. He had previously shiowa his doornge in Algiers, and his com rades could not understand why he shouid be~rate such continued inse. They fol lowed him to his quarters and told him thzat If he did not call out his enemy he would have to go t hen . The young ofleer explained hheadstrong religions scruples about Iluelling and could not conscientiiomsly go out. Finally the colonel of the regiment snt him he atornative-.ither fight or leave the service. The boy then agreed, on condition that the fiht sbould take place with pistals ad over a hadkerchief. One. of the weaem was to be leaded and the other unloaded. They were to be ehbben by lot. The men stood up, aseo holding the edge of a handkerchief. At the signal the captain pulled the wger , when It was found that he held. the unoddpietol. All eyes were new fined upon, the ealam, aee el ar~ie .o Tjhs a *t--r wes power ho miad either dishae his in mhe aior not heet at Bu Dtineoe. 3e leek deliberate am llangthe asmle et hiJstdas near teehrmq's ne he blchhew his benie ot, leamas ipe a hadaa sthe ble an .meared the 1see- w'ihns.,.t.. e, heiaedteasse Insthessie ad "Therel do yes eaer Ihavoes, sa the blow I thenu~N.a. h~e "- - sh e 96t .te I essa teesm indee e e r ofhep. b ~ldmt4eni at p gids Uase nesmneue o emses in a rmm m mu Y.r to -eagar ih dg en to binm ba of Sa esabie behate sAh eMnd s IM f h6 dt te se oet tsiT t@aaln a . Ie aw to Tn sa meimnm s on a.60 gae -etoe hsae sn Marpland ues.a femb the kieky m ring, I tha ph na es een, in - ema e he an d a ". I soa a petigaph on a morn pap.e to ba er s t that the fi regient woald go tht eia fg to Cmberland to raise a Ma . ap the tamnal. and Oht canwl, enfred by the striking beeina at that point. Foreseeing in a Maement that the ofsad senel eepa Sala et di m ad kew dir, with arm l their had, ethe aitm nd linstan tannias dispeesal of the bleshad.,. ad that the would heave.M bOfeo as for several da.en the erae of t~he hem unt order wiaes anandy along the canal, Ithatig Ifweal vet1neer to ge among with t boys. I ehad been with boys from '61 to 'er, and knew that the tr to CLm berland wonId have only the feh et dger to se of the picture of sheer AMn end enjoyent The mre anticipation eq ene breee and mountain foret wans ezhilrato itnelf, wIth the sun blisering the stone. in the etreetis ToLUNtaamo von savren. w1at afternoon I was sitting n the oint stepe, when a member of the fifth paed rap idly by, and the general alarm began sounding from the cavernons lung. of '-Big Usa." I hailed the soldier and asked himn if the fifth were going to Cjberland and, if no, if I might go as a volunteer. To both of these querien he having responded aBirmatively I joined him and we haaened together to the armory, over the "Bichmoed Market." And, right here. I am free to say, that I had no ink ling or apprehension in the leas of civic broil cr tumult, or I should have been exceed ingly backward in coming forward, having had all and more of the experaence I hankered after with villainous gunpowder. I found. on arrival at the armory, a corporal, whose businese denied him the pleasure of the trip, and who kindly lent me his uniform and equipments. When the regiment fell into the ranks sme forty rounds of ammunition was dealt eat to each mau. Capt. Zollinger of company H was in command, a typical soldier, whose splendad courage and coolness. I am satasfed, saved many lives during the ensuing forty-eight hours, and whose death, two years siace, by the accidental discharge of a gun, cast a gloom over a large circle of warm friends and ad mirer. Before the regiment started for Camden station he said a few words to the command. charging the men to preserve their alignment and to pay no at tention to the mob. Here was a time of day! Here was a pretty how d'ye do! Here was the drat dush of an amateur excursion to the mountains. THE MARCR TO THE DIPOT. The regiment, about 200 strong, moved in good order down the broad stairway to the short and narrow street that opens into Eutaw street and turned down the latter, filled with a dense mass of jeering men and boys. and com uenced its march to Camden station. There was no attack upon the regiment until it reached Baltimore street, about four blocks from the station. At that point the mob commenced to, throw missiles and to block the way of the regiment. occasionally injuring a soldier so seriously as to test the nerves of his comrades. When the command got within a couple of blocks of the station the situation became so serious that the regiment was ordered to halt and fi bayonets. From this point the march was made at a double quick, the mob sullenly retiring in front and closing up behind the regiment. meantime pelting it with missiles. I do not know how many were hurt of the regiment. I was struck twice, and painfully, but not seri ously hurt. But the surging, sullen, yelling mass ot the mob was more exciting than any battle I was ever in. A brickoat at five paces is more trying an ordeal than a minie bai at 300 or a cannon ball at 900 yards. nESIEoED IN TXE DEPOT. Once safely within Camden station we could seek the seclusion of the train. in waiting readiness. But no sooner had we taken our seats than stones were flung through the win dows, which soon made the situation more ani mated than cheerful. We were ordered to form on the platform outside, when we learned that the mob had disabled our engine. Another one was brought down toward the train and this was run by the mob into the pit of a turn table. Then, as if warming up to their business, the mob rolled some barrels of kerosene down the platform and set them on Are. Being a mere private in the ranks I never knew nor do I yet know why all this incendiarism was permitted when there were two hundred soldiers present with forty odd rounds of cartridges. By this time night had come on. Capt. Zol linger placed a cordon of pickets at the Inter section of Camden and Eutaw streets, Camden and Howard streets, Barre ton the south of the depot) and Eutaw and Barre and Howard streets. A short distance in the rear of these picket lines the different companies stacked their arms and remained near them. By this time the entire police force of the city was at the station. and the mob was pressed beyond this military cordon. Many of the latter jeered at and threatened the different picket lines during the disquieting night. When Saturday morning came everything was gone, but there was a boding sense of apprehension and unrest throughout the day which the ces ing on of night justified. AN AMNT MoI. With the shadows of thn evening came the shadows of great crowds of angry and turbu lent men; and soom the shop. at Mont Reyal were ablaze and the gleams of other Ores was seen. About midnight the aspect of afaiue grew so grave that the authorities determined to diaperse the mob with the pollce, supported by the soldiery, and to arrest those whose atti tude seemed the most menacing. A squad- of forty picked men, led by Marshal. Gray and Frey and CoL. Harry Gilmer, would dash Into the ,masses in front of the different picket lines, firing their pistol, in the air, and each one seizing a man and pulling him into the gentlemen's sitting reese at the station. The prisoners were there guarded hy detachment, of the flth until they were taken in the van. to the jail. While this was pro. gressing they wrenched loose the iron seats, smashed them and flung thefragmenta through the windows and door. at tha soldier.. There was an attenuated, cadaverous, grotesque looking Onan, a typical communist, in the gang, who from time to time harrangued his com panions in an incoherent and inflammatery fashion, when they would break for the win down and door., to te m et by a congerise of bayonets. At the picket line. the threatening and hooting died away as the night waned. The members of the fifth were by thin timae pretty well exhausted from want of rent and two sights' nervons strain, while their minds were naturally filled with misgivings of evil anji trouble. ArSIat, or Tg nsourane. Just after daylight, being relieved krom picket duty, I lay down en the peaeont wath the step for a pillow, when I hearfa famist, sound-the rumbling of brtillery wheels. I looked down Camden street and sew a body eq Uniited ltates troops apnhngthe station. I knew, then, insticiel.' t ethe danger was over. Going way donundsr the ae tion sbed I lay down and slept for hours the sleep of perfe sueurity and wheelI awe I sew a baltery of U. 6. artillery under the shed. The next morning I meturned my es.J. form and equipament. to the leader and tored a'- '---"'? yew thai hns ward I ahonid sr clear et militey sendan vein en th en-"*" Vcsumunssa WAGSMes geNIOaX, I - 'gie esasse og Anemnmesn hdmi Dan.' thowen, sh, as.... hot Nots Dsemths*. gotesenmsa nes madnast gresenameel -a et~s o aubamenas te eni weeirae 'be s ham by en ememisent asthe be whtab ama' hi. eesia seinm sa baema -s qauiet eeQ Q.bau b M t ota ddyerlsar~of Nahsemst @ms mats, 'a m-lemq mesAme see whmen- a -sms w mmm aness --at2%OcwarV11 Ibo 11 low "ses Ad esay ed h soe" 0 onde s People tof 0e Wid Mas en hemrebosa e Mod mans kmb to emsomo e k biwed by e wadi bd he s meokf - -Ip I With Iw em magesm, ohsk woul d y ed* m Am m to -or bMemb .enmen y and eesom e." sh was to eplmiem eqremed t a eram spearfs te efer day by nommankm 'emyu Elteheek, whe es y r ee, mrad to Wash ngen hem a viit to the sowery kigedm in behalf of the wrdKs fair. as added: "n6e entry In en the point of being epene" to foreigners ad to the ineeee of civilian tie fer the Aret time in its history. Its re -eees are vest. They are alosether ands veteped and in reaeing them available an eermoes md seet presable eppartanity wO be aforded t Tanhe. entrprise ad in ueuity. We knew almost omething of t em ift as yet Owing to the fact tht eqierutios hitherto beam impracticable. T6e few travel er whose tite for adventure and diseevery bas given eorage to traverse the into rie have dome so in dmsguise at the rck of thew lves. Is U know.. however, that the are mines of gold. salver. copper. res and coal fabulously rich. Am csan machanery and ou gineering skil will li in demand for opening them and extracting their wealth. cEAScE TO BUILD mAiLVATS.. "We will have a chane* to feruish leonme tive and other mechanical apparatus for thousands of miles of railways. Already She beginnng has been = of a great ralway system, which wil even y grise the em tare country. An imperial *dies has recently authorized the construction of a road frem Naikow amost to lekin. to be known as the Great Western railway. It will Net quite reach the capital itself, became cosmervative prejudice is still strong enough to forbid transforming the residence of the emperor intoa commercial terminus, The road sow in existence between Tientsan and the coal mines. l0 Miles in length. is to be tnamediatelv extended 50 miles further. Another railway is projcted from Kawloon.opposite Hong Kong. to Canton. a distance of 100 males. Tiere are soon to be 100 miles of iron road as the Island of Formosa. thirty miles of which have beea constructed. A woXDxaFUL PUDPL "The Chinese are a wonderful people. It is popularly supposed that rice, on account of its cheapues. is the chief diet of the poorer classes. In reality it Is a luxury with them. Millet, 'a very nutritious grain un known to the western world. is one of their most important foods. They consume a great deal of pork, which costs very little, because pigs of the razor-back species are pletius everywhere. The pig is the domestie ani mal par excellence. 8be sleeps in the living room. recognizee her name and displays in her intelligence the inherited results of cen turies of training. Fibe litters twice a year. Of her offspring the males are fattened and sent to market and the females are sold or kept for breeding purpscs. The pig is fed at every meal of the fsAily; during the re4t of the day she forages for herself in the streets. gelds and drains. AN APImTITE ls0 caTe. "The Chinese in the vicinity of Canton. from whom are recruited nearly all of the immi grants to this country, have a remarkable ap petite for cats. You will see cats hanging ready dressed in the Lutchers' windows. The meat looks white and clean. and I dare may it has an excellent savor. Cats are regularly propagated for the market in that region. They can be raised very profitably because they are so prolific and expert at fianding their own food. One Ands them for sale alive in the shops, in cages ready for killing-black and white, gray, yellow and all kinds. The rich people regard cats' eyes as a great delicacy, those of black cats being con sidered the choicest and bringing the highest price. "ltats and mice are not commonly eateu.save in case of famine. There is a joke about an imaginary dish, of which I was asked if I had ever partaken. It as called 'homey and squeak.' and is supposed to be made by in elosaing a live mouse in a piece of honey comb. Some of the real dishes are almost equally curious. however. For exam ple. I once ate a sort of hot cake, in the middle of which I found inclosed a piece of ice. How such a feat of cookery was accomplashed I am unable to imagine. TIE CalEsaU OF TaE LOwU3 cs'.15s. "The Chinese who come to this country are all of the lowest laboring clam.. They are not of the agricultural populatien. but are from the cities and towns where they live by carry Ing burdens, digging. and so forth. They dwell in houses of mud. which are Made of the proper consistency and plas tered over a framework of basba. Ordinarily the house has two rooms. In one the family lives. eats and sleeps. while in the other the cooking is done. The bed is a platform about three feet high, o enpying one-half Of the living room. It is built of brick and eovered ever with mat ting. When the members of the household go to sleep they lie down upon it and roll themselves up in such coverings as they ps wse. In winter a dre s built under the bed, the heat from which is coeveyed beneath oil parts of the brick couch by a sort of winding Rue. finally making its way through a hole is the wall to the outer air. BACK AMD VsatE. "Rserning from the United Sates to China with 61.10 amvsa am oeab lh a pawnshop or set himself up Is some other kind of basines. 1o come to Ameries east OL Even the peer at persom can borrow that ao-nt et , beceause in China a debt ntraeeed by a rideal Is always an oblugation up.. his l'amily. Am important item of imprts tio. froms C~na into the United titates is hems' eggs, of which USJa s desen were brought over last year. Another onideralIe tem is firecrackers. On the other hand. we axport to China great guantities of such edible lelicaciesas em slugs, euttle fish, sharks' Las. abalone ats and ea weeds of various kinds, rhich are gathered by pig-tailed fishermn s he Paciie coast," WEY R DIA@NosED,. Dertain Uymptemen Thaet Deineted the letis asooriamses et ein Oe. Frne. Harper's aomar. "Mr. Mann seat for you while yes were out, loctor"said the young man who wam learning the healing art in the onoe of Dr. homea. "Mann? I hate no pasternt et that a-m Where dee he live?' 'teenth street, Ne. GI." "Ah! lie Is a new patient. 11i take yes with me that yeu may observe hew an eld practitioner b-ecome. eauated with the pecualatesof a man ho never trensed before." Arrived at Mr. Mamm's residence, Dr. then loa and his asistat were aswsd late the irk aman's chamber. After 'e the patesmt's smiss and tomsperataur, and maiga few in 1maim, Dr. horeesa est- ad "What are year eatbng hshbt. Mr. Muma? Per instance, what did yes take at dinue lebt "WeU, deeter, I e a very simple emsr tething bea t ites btsi sm hekc ot vga ses, and alew eekh M" "Any wis?" "Ah! Urn! Do yes mea" "I limit mymif to en esser ftr dirs, esA hat a ehese brand, whisk I import asss bem Bavan." "i ee.' Vary weE, M m," the deet sent en, as he wrots a presasipesm. 'Ten -us kep qiety in jeer -es ser -mm ibm me nt et mechst Ies hoto pnt tn ssmats te seglmsr a fe ep, l' be emR mend ga thi ten the ate pesi i a uin lte e q be be. F'E have to yeg te, her a M liFE en a bet 9 e ig lembi is had qmse enhes essesnSb -s. .mA mI a .IS~ m h. passe m ~aat asse. mas tme ound em, gam. "f emme en a a g to anvil, es ap% &ed he tim , Pines m wepns oummoadThe , ben& eer. "ls ma e to an v mme." the spehber was **= 0 " On - en, Wms, bs, ofe W" MsA aw si eurn chimr sewMA w4l184 orf mtm m Ge and di m st I teht.OO "Etue in Dealwe.d," mId ha, *sbed -g Yee age. and ae Me m he I&* t" bwe booem O particpsats had beem etig at each her Our ma dmps. OWe of m Wea a pesang mp - -k-ng new be eeme shere ast. sad of enes sea bumd is ame amtempt by the Od-4imes, IS Some indn abb ty. heover, muam of these seemed to have a kied of roepeet for as n e e eor tee escases he had glen me am hape after all. he was sete be Ie =at ae was to thse emesn mireen Ombw gantg, ad while they were an musees er wold h the eade of. a ee of theme oatfurms h Nookdfrsme " be ma- who dad the samriag ws, per haps. the Oly ma isth e soeet l4ue tiat hag aroumd the mies where the garr' Smanly maaeriailed who ad met basee taft the tenderfeut had amy Were. and he never mmed an ewotmdty to iimaeS as mOch. on the might qusiam the tee msa bad bee Uesmaly epitefi. a" is en a dash that there wauld be Woue batr. lie daglight broke i. Finally the old-tiaer made a remak bi the other thai there was me misaekiag. It eat betess. The yin flee herd I. and. without mevag a head, nemesosaf to the ether that he had heard Ime romek ad om he ad a propositnee to sake. Itse crd ws in the right humor and the bOy Was sewed to en "He said that he WaN a tnmderfeet, em aware of it. he declared, a b he eOt ry. but he also said that if the sor 0e01 gtve him a fair show he would Oght him. the. be made what was Oeemdered a emaihahie proesticm. He asked his I to ARy his wer. to make me plays. to him a chaiteage to battle royal. Me bed. he said. eemctestiaus serspti. agse bemg te aggressor am a quwel. but he em D walling to de the square thing whm W. down emn. "Well, after mach piatey the big #ew agreed to the deal and the ebslage es bsed. lue boy at eoe accepted it. mned b the weapon. the place the ealoum s the time right them. But his emaA. mder wite the deal was to be fohwas the reaMNark e parS ef it. Be tet" That he &Ad ta nppemut sheld stead face to face. with the tees o thir right beets teaching. Their gse were to be in their beltsm and at the word the were te draw ad ere. Tb e d ube aly oe remL It was a daring prpAL but whether w em a buf or met S -ewer know. The emer erawebed. bought all the liquor em head and apelgazed.and the outeeme of t was that the two mena became partaers. bet nobody in 1eed wood ever inmiated again that the yeUM tl low was lading is merve. e showed that be had mothing abemt ham." ner Kile red. Fream the Ne York Times, At a meted book ehop is 6 naveme& a*EM girl, who leUked lik-eth mmimi piated ON the ema of et makeba gave to the mumher a little amemersadum boek in mevers Of merese., m s ered, era.mem.te at the oearn with araboeeasof(sBUT. "6Thb." esedsimily. ."s an index of authese md taes of beam Men ioned in Taime's 'Kaery at EgAtlU KdsO tare.' I wish you weuld get for me per Oralt of every anther amd the aile page 't every book. My gradmeher is lesiatttig the beeke of IcoUt with en the plates he en ad. and I tink this will be - intereftn." "Yes." said the eechier. "but boen Ye a lar teas larger tha Jay Gell's? I ash beo-s the rAt title page tiet I thik of is the tI s page of Sihakespeare's 'eamsta,' the Vele ot which is umlauted. Of em, ye wish the book to be perfect." "N-." she said. "It is the very bad teNda tian by Vas Lama. Ot Taie's wrk. whIh 1 have. To make a Gra-ariaed week Ih will be perfect I want bed I I -e Of a 01d-" 1 ta pages at piresd editisme pU for t esta. Otherwue my estra amestrated -iastery of Eaglish LAeGeSm woud met be hsrmeoeen. - - -41 - - fiaed the Touble of Ambing um.... From Tem Saftalles. with their meeth" "Na, child; I ds't Adak Stey ema," epied the maother. "Thes, mam, what made =O . 5m tel siser he wanted to eu her b emethg as= pIt hae lIps to her eeths was$ed ot her eaget" The mother O&dd' mswer ehme, ba termed her attentem to Mr. but the worthy iema maAe i a rht b proper Frem the Now Talk webar. Mrs, Muiahasny-As'phwy IS yr bm werkin' wid all tina fereige, beembi' atme e th' road beram'?" Mrs, Mulbeely (with prrio)-per he's may Waimieg fur a em ' pse 1%0 Wase mA mad O 1aaa.. e I e I's - ~ t.ie