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OHAS. C. MORSE, Editor. , , ; , li!;vi ;o! u Weekly Journal of local nnd General News J Devoted to Hie Interests of Lamoille County.
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Number 44
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Jamoille Newsdealer:
PUI)L'3lr'1 D'mv M AJk UC17A I
II it 1 n c s Cards.
tl,1HNSaS HOUSE, Johnson, Vt. -
tm stop t this heuso. Strict attention paid
to the wenie t i . .
Ihabdwick hotel,- '
t , Hardioick, Vermont.
im.. k,.no has been thoroughly rofltted. Coir-
'vsyanoe to any part of the Ouuntry at shortfa
ll 0ILr.E SPRING HOTEL, '' ' '
Kept strictly on the temperaneo principle. Unl y
a (c rods from the Spring. Boarders by the week
Ukon on the most reasonable terms. 39yl
j, I. Nesmitii, -' Proprietor.
" vt "ovto, Proprietor. '
., L' i. inland near Uieoelehtutod Lamoille
sn-ln and is a oiiveniout home for those seeking
lioaMi-giviujwiiter. , I'ty'l .
Attorney at Law and Silleltor Jn Chanoer,
Particular attention given to oolleotions. ,
Atlorncy and Counsellor at Law.
M A. BIJvGHJlJn, 1
ArronKnr Ann CoBHiRtLon At LAW.
,imi Hvdk Park, - - . - Vt.
Office in Post-Offict Building.
Attorney at Lnw and Solicitor In Chanoery,
Hyde Park, Vt. T t
Ijo, Uenoral Insuranoo Aenti Fire, Lire, Aool
r t Lit. and Acoidont ooinhinol, and Livestock
r imuco ett'uetod in the oldest, largest and most re-
I ile innurance c.imianioa In the Unitud htatos.
UMico in the Court House.
iirtfr.lt IM W ATERMAN. '
Attorneys at Law and Solicitors In Chanoory.,
llvde Park. Vt.
i .......;., ,rivn ti. the onlloctlon of all
. i,. ..mi.i Mm Uiivernuient. widow's, Invalid
, i ..tti.ir imiiKimi.. bounties. baokpay, Ac -
Atb)rny at Law and Solicitor iu Chancery,
M.rrisvillo, Vt.
Office in Masouio Building.
P IH'K'.S .t fil.EED.
i ttorneys at U and solicitors In Clianeory,
Aiorrm v Hie, i.
(Omi:n f.inurlv oiwumed by Hon. T.ulccd.)
A. n. iowku, r. a.oLKKn,
M. 0. HEATH.
Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chanoery,
jonnson, v
Also Lloonsed war claim Agent.
-Y. ll.STOWE, M.D.,
Pbyaicinn and Surgeon.
Office ever Chas. Crane's Store,
I1VDE PARK , , 9 ' , ..VT.
Physician and Surgeon,
Hyde ram, vt.
Office at the reslilenee ef Henry J.Lilloy. Will
practice in Hyde Park and vicinity.
L. H. GROVER. M. P..
Tklectie Physlolan and Surgeon,
HydePar,Vt. , .
Ollice at his residenoe, two doors from the Church
Ub E. J. HA IX, .
Physician t Surgnon.
Olllce at rosiilcnee, North side ef Academy Park,
Morrisville. Vt. Ryl
Licensed Auctioneers.
U'.puty Sheriff, Licensed Auctioneer and Detootlrt
Hyde Park, Vt.
All calls promptly atteadod to. '
J. M. PARKER. 1 1 1
Deputy Sheriff and Licensed Auctioneer
norm liyae rara, v..
The subscriber, having retired from the Arm
ofN. W. 4R, G.Gilbert of Montpelier, will
continue the nraetiee of Dentistry la all its
brunettes, it ' .!..'!-.
where as ond work will be famished at reason
able prices, as oan be obtained anywhere id the
mate. And I shall hereafter keen my onioe open
MONTH, but shall be away from home more or
less of the remainder of the time. . , ' s
I n ive ALL the m ilern improvements, and
warrant entire satisfaction in all oases, or no
py will be required. . w: .''
. 1 R. 0. GILBERT.
Mirrlsvlll. A.r lOthl 1869. 89tf
. yfr 3. PECK. Dentrwt,
Natural teeth pn la the beHaeof preeirvatloB
. r ir.
wiwMes op the kwds rwmsmi i iv
wn maue in every styia anvwn w p.
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The Rnhanriher havinsr ourchased the shv
aiolsamd cood wlllof the etabllshment lately own
ed by Henry i, LHley, is prepared lo ao
of wnrb l (..llM.BriMnullv to the sallsfaotlo
! intnms. end1) reasonable rates of ehartfe -re
soiwtfully aallotU the publle patninaife.. fivi
l".) nl.. .l.-..t...n .wan If! hfirM.hoelnttV
Ifyile Park, Nov. ltd, IHC. Pataica MoEtaoT.
Uinollle Ceunty Iasuranee Aitenoy,
fmee In Power Olled's Blik hworanee
htTmu.! l.. w m,..!,. l thi hnflnd UKt.t reliame
Btek aad Mutnat Comnaolef, and the lowest
raira. P,n... inira in the Parnser's Mutual,
Cost of Insurlnt; vtllage dwellliiK, terra wmperly
aiid builders risks f.oio 16 to W per cent, less Hm
Inanv ntknr l'.,minv. This Commny payrrnrali
l'wsurdamalteby llichtnini(. I have the Agency
and a llst'of expiring PolWes In Lamoille Ununty.
Mlwlwiuol Vallev In Orleans County, Hardwiek
Mid Wiurl,i,ru Mn lu.llnlr kill b allowed SC
plre without the assured liAVlog timely Motlae, All
oommunloativns, whether by mall of other-wise.
; i '.. ,l""n AN OLD BLACKSMITH!
As I can no lonfrer rent the shop where I have
one business during past years, I hare removed
mv plaee of huiines to a new shop a few rods far
ther north on the -wine street, and with new tools,
new prlees and lm ipenee, I believe I ean satisfy
all that will favor me with work. Farmer's pro.
duoe taken In exohange Tor work, at rnllne- nrioes
Hyde Park, Nov. 8. 1869, , sitf
. -! DEALER IM . , .
In Every Variety of Design and Material, Shop
near the Passenger Depot, Waterhnry, Vt Will
ro8'' an object lor persons from abroad to come
to Waterhnry to buy their Marble.
The highest eash price paid for all kinds of Ship
ping Pars. ,
Plain and Ornamental Painter,
North Hyde Park, Vt.
Alter seventeen years experience, Mr. Anil rows
reels oonfidont that he oan elve satlrfhetlon to all
who may employ him in the line of his trade.
House and slirn nalntlnir of all kinds done in the
uom. myie, materials rurnished if desired, at low
est rates. . . , . r37vl1 .
In addition to my former business. I intend
to keep on hand a fair assortment of such
as is usually wanted for building pui pones.ntl
all of which I shall try to sell at reasonable
' C. 8. PAGE.
Ilydo Park, Oct. 24, I8C9. ,.
Requires lram.;liate attention, as
negleot often results In aa incura-
le LungDisease. '
Brown's Bronchial Tboohss
111 mult invariably give Instant relief. For
BnoROHiTis, Asthma, Catarrh, CossimpTivaand
Turoat Diskases, they have a soothing effect.
blNUERS akii PUBLIC SPEAKERS use them to
clear and strengthen the voioe. '
Owing. to the good reputation and popularity of
the Troches, many woKriibKS. and che r imita
tions ark orranKD, wuitu are good for OTnixo
Be sure to obtain the TUCK
(established 1800.)
a.r.r.rr, F. A T. Fairbanks AV Co.. St. Johns.
bury. II. A. Alden, E., M. M., C. P. R. R.,
Lynionviiiei . l.. wavis, e.ih., m. m iv. a . n.
fl., Rutland i Brandon Scale Co., Brandon j Gage,
Porter Co.,Pishervllle. N. II.
SHIRLEY & PENNOCK, Hop Merchants.
A itftod Kunnlv ol
Constantly on band and for salo at the lo.west rates
!' Also Hops sunaoie ior prewniBi
N.,. 91 lliLvrrliill Street. Boston, M
.iii.iV. i s. m. rr.xKoek.
X' o o t r y-
., ,, .. IT NEVER PAVS.
It never pays to fret and growl
When Fortune seems our foe; '
The better bred will push ahead '
-, And strike the braver blow. ! j.
For luck is work, ,.
And those who shirk
Should not lament their doom,
" : ' 1 ' But .yield the play
' !'' And clear the way 'j
u That better men have room.
It nover pays to foster pride '
. And squander wealth in show.
For friends thus won are sure tp run
, In times of want or woe.. ; , . ..
The noblest worth, ,
1 OTr all the earth
Are gems of heart and brain, '
- '.t A conscienoe clear, 'M.
i i ,A household dear,, . ! ,
, Arid bauds without a stain.
: It never pays to hate a foe, ' '
Or eater to a friend,; . ,
To fawn and whine, much less repine.
To borrow or to lend, i
The faults ol men
' ' "' Are fewer when ''"
' Each rows his own canoe)
For feuds and debts .
And pampered pets ; . .
Unbounded mischief, brew.
It never pays to wreck the health
, In drudging after gain, I
And be is sold who thinks that gok
, Is cheaply bought with pain, ,j
" 'A humble lot,
( , . A happy cot, ,.. 'r ,
Wave tempted even kings,
For stations high '
Mi l' Tl,. wn.1lb lll hn.
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Not oft contentment brings.
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It re via pats! a blunt refrain
Well worthy of a song,
, For age and youth must learn this truth,
That nothing pays that's wrong.
The good and pure , ,
" ' ''A lne are are sure '
To bring prolonged suooess " '
a -j m. While whatto right ' '!
,,.( la Heaven's right,; b n u
. Vs ajwaye sure to bless, .. (,.i. (
Bsll'i Journal of Healtri tWitk this
it r -Meo rhay live lonir and in hteWtli
who' never taste Bleat, but they never can
Avr.il in anvthinir which requires energy.
ThA h.tinna whioh eat no moaW as to the
masses, are always inefficient and de.
Miscellany. ,
From All the Year Round. '
A Dream at Seville, j 1
To use a favorite modern idiom, I had
"done" Seville.' I had seen the religious
processions which enliven the Holy Week
1 had seen the first bull-fight of the
season I had visited the annual fair,
and I had lounged through the superb
gardens of the Duke of Montpensir. An
object in these gardens, which a particu
lar impression on my mind, was a sort of
grotto, to whioh the Duke had transferred
on the dilapidated tombs of Don Juan,
the commandant and his daughter.
When one night I fell asleep in . my
lodging, 1 once more found myself stand-
ing iore ine gnasuy recess, ana gazing
at the three tombs, the fieurts in which
were in a sadly mutilated condition.' The
great libertine himself, Don Juan Teno-
rio, historically known as the friend of
Don Pedro the Cruel, King of Spain, be.
ing altogether destitute of a face ei
suggested commonplace reflections. ' I had
fine opportunity for repeating Hamlet's
soliloquy in the churchyard with modifica.
cations suitable to the occasion. . I could
say ; that Don Juan had a mouth, and
could sing once, nay, that his living rep.
resootatives sing the musio of Mozart; but
that even the stone copy of his lips had
now passed away, and I could extend my
profound meditations to the nose and the
chin. The opportunity was not to bo re.
sisted, and 1 was mentally uttering a
world of twaddle, when I found nyself
checked by the gradual appcaranco of
features on the image before roe. The
features, as they becamenistinct, were
clearly not of stone; but of actual flesh
and blood. Even the body had -lost itg
stony aspect, and seemed to cover itself
with the semblance of clothes gay clothes
in the old Andulusiao style When the
transition state through which the figure
was evidently passing was quite over, 1
perceived, to my utter amazement, that
the features at which I gazed , were my
own. A moment atterwaiUs the spectre
had vanished, and I found myself extend
ed on a remarkably har-i couch.
1 moved my hands and arms somewhat
stiffly, and gradually raised myself. My
costume was superb; a plumed hat lay
at my side, likewise a guitar, likewise a
word. I wrb still in the grotto, and so
were the figures of the commumlaut and
his daughter; but that of Don Juan wus
gone, and the place where it had laid was
occupied by me. But perhaps I was
not accurate. Perhaps it was 1, and not
the gallant Don, who had parsed into noth
My uimcultics wore somewhat enigmat
ically resolved by a voice which proceeded
from the figure of tho commandant.
Contemplation begets absorption, and
absorption begets assimilation. Idle wan,
dercr from the north, hast thou not pres
ent sins enough around the, that thou
must gloat over the wiokedness of tho'
past? Thou art now identified with the
mortal who took my life, and on whom
was so, terribly revenged. In short
through a strange sort of metempsychosis,
whereof Pythagoras spake not, thou art
now Don Juan Teuorio. ,; ,
I was horrified, but not altogether dis
The love of fame, we are taught
by Dr. Young,', is tho universal passion
and if Lord Byron awoke one morning
and found himself famous, so had I, by
merely going to sleep, arrived at a simi
lar result.
Hence horror soon gave place to the
most perfect satisfaction. I girded on the
sword, and I clapped on the plumed hat
but I left the guitar where it was, feeling
that, as I was do master of the mstru
merit. It would iimulv be an encum
The voio4 burst out into an awful, but
Certainly hearty laughi ' "",'.' '
'Thou lookest forth to a brilliant ca
reer," it said ; "and evil a thou hast ever
beeni thou shalt ft he Mraitenod through
laok o$ means, liaise tlf at guitar from
the groundi and thou wilt find a purse,
that will remain inexhaustible till tbou re
turnest hither." .' ' ( , , ' ', ,
"A purso of Fortunatus " I exclaimed
with delight, when I had obeyed the in-
junction of the voice.
"I never heatd of Fortunatus," growled
the'voice, ,;but f flatter myself thft my
plans' are porfoctly original. Mind you
are' m oroDerty ; 1 shall always loot aft
fcr" JOU', ud now and then i siall maka
myself visible; " You' will' recognize me
by the coldness- 6f my stern hind,- and by
mv utter want of fabb,"
."Very good1," I replied, for T was too
much , elated to ear about particulars;
only let me start at onoe,
No sooner had 1 spoken these words,
than I found myself in the Plaza Nueva,
the principal square of Seville. Loungers
were resting upon the seats, laden mules
were making the air musical with their
bells,' Arabs were selling insipid drinks
in their kiosks, water-carriers with their
jars were vociferously inviting passengers
to taste their primitive beverage ; in short,
I was in the centre of modern Andalusiao
life. ':; " ' - ' ' ' '
Had t been in London, 1 should assur
edly hive attracted a mob of boys, and
should consequently have found my way
to the station house.' ' In the granr) square
of Seville, though. I certainly was dressed
differently from any one else, I was spared
this measure of affliction. The costumes
in Spain are to various to render tolera
tion of strange clothes impossible, and the
only persons who persecuted me were the
beggars, who are ever impelled by a de
sire to follow strangers of opulent appear
ance. '' ' ' '
As far as I could overheaT the remarks
of observers, popular opinion favored the
theory that I was a newly-arrived bull-i
fighter, proud to exhibit in public the
equipments proper to the ring. I there
fore deemed it expedient to purchase a
largo cloak, which, flung over my shoul
ders, descended to my heels, and to ex
change my plumed hat for an Andalusiao
cap of modest dimensions. - But under
that cloak remained the Tenorio, sword
and all. 1 " ' ' '
Was I to wear the adventurous habit
in inglorious ease? Was I simply to
quaff pure water from the glasses proffer
ed by the carriers, and sip the mawkish
beverages' vended in' the kiosks? Or
was I to achieve some adventure worthy
of the audacious being into whom I had
been absorbed.
Evening set in, and my doubts were
resolved by a loud sound of clapping and
stamping, which I heard issuing from the
first floor of a house by which I was pass
ing. On this first floor was tho ball-room
of Seville, and the noise was mado by
gipsies, male and female, who were oxe.
cuting national dances, accompanied by
no other music.
I paid my dollar, the required price,
and I entered the ball-room, where two
rough artists, dressed like the commonest
peasants, were going through the wildest
gesticulations, while the gipsy brethren
and sisterhood were furiously clapping
their hands. Other dancers, attired in
ballet costume, relieved the rugged per
formance with capers of a more stagey
kind ; but two clasres had this in com.
mon, that every lady belonging to cither
troop had a right to fling her handkerchief
into the lap of any spectator she might
design thus to honor.
Nor was tho favor disinterested. The
honored spectator was bound to put a dol
lar into the handkerchief, and when the
dance was over to bear it gracefully to the
lovely owner,
Wnen a certain strapping gipsy-girl,
with eyes like sloes, with her back hair
tied into the knot indicative of her race,
with a dingy white dress descending to
her toes,'' and with a singularly prebian
handkerchief bound across her shoulder,
datted at me flashing glances, I knew what
was coming. Nevertheless, I was literally
beside myself when she sprang towards
the place where I sat, and with a counte
nance in which the lovo of hard cash
beamed resplendent, figured away before
me like a bacchante, searching my face
with the fire that flashed from her eyes,
was enchanted, in a tow moments the
solicitous handkerchief was on my knees,
and the gipsy, boutfdin a'tfay to another
part of the room allowed me leisure for
meditation. ' ,
Could I not now do something wor
thy of an' hidalgo' of fife old, reckless-
school ? By the law of the room, the
favored spectator could not put less than
dollar into the handkerchief ) but there
was no law restricting his maximum'. The
dance was over, and availing' myself of
mv exhaustless purse, I deliberately
counted out twenty gold pieces, faking
the greatest care not to be unobserved.-
Now the Spaniards, as a rule, are not
expensive in their enjoyments. I was
once in a show in Seville, the patrons of
whioh hating, in return for a penny
piece, seen an excellent conjuror1 perform
many tricks, three ballets, and two plays,
acted by puppets-s-tbo whole lasting two
hours were on the 66rat Of making a ri
ot, on the ground that thYj had ' ioi re
ceive enough for their money, ( Vcr
sftfefy did I ook ' I' btifa the golden
treasure to the fascinating gipsy : but
titter passed through tho assembly, hich
made me uneasily doubt whether 1 really
was an object of unwixed admiration.
Was I simply making a fool of myself?
The gipsy sparkled with gratitude ; but
a curious smile which played upon her
lips gave weight to the mental self-interrogation.
, ' --.J . ;...-.:: ':
A bold, quick effort was neeessary for
the salvation of my dignity, I resolved
violently to abduct the gipsy amid the
horrors of the assembly. I seized her by
the wrist . ,
At that moment I was aware of a sen
sation suggesting the notion that I had
been boxed on the ear by a paving stone,
and I became immediately unconscious.
When I had recovered, I found myself
at the corner of thi street, of which, the
'Man of Stone" (Hoinbre de Piedra),
still records the frightful visit paid to my
predecessor. ,
' A gunnt person, without a face, was
looking down upon me, as benignantly as
it could under the disadvantageous cir
cumstances. Of course it was the com
mandant. "For the sake of . auld lanjr syne," s he
said, "I have saved you from an unpleas-
ant difficuly. : It was I who knocked you
down!" ' ' ' '
A3 I lacked words to express my dubi
ous gratitude, the figure, after a pause,
continued : . - r .
"While you were committing that ab-
surdity in the ball-room you did not no
tice a slim gipsy, who is the intended of
that extremely plain and vulgar dancer.
That ingenious person carries a sort of
needle, with which he is caple of inflicting
a stab, unpercelved at the moment, but,
in the long run, certainly fatal. This
needle he was on the point of using, but
by my . timely box on your ear, he was
prevented from so doing. Be wiser in
I expressed my thanks with all the
. 1 ' - : .
gratitude which a man with cars lustily
boxed is able to foci towards the dealer of
the blow ; but I despised the counsel of
my benefactor. '
Was I not the Don J uan Tenorio, who
a few centuries nao had carried off Dona
Anna (they call her Inez at Seville), and
was I not therefore bound ir honor to do
something desperate ?
With my cloak closely wrapped around
me, 1 strayed unwittingly beyond the
boundaries of the city, and entered the
fuir, which, as usual, was held on the ad.
joining plain. .. i
I walked through tho most fashionable
of the temporary streets, where all the
noble and gentle families of Seville lived
for three days, each in a separate stall,
or met in a ball-room, erected in their
immetiate vicinity. The sound of the
chat in the brilliant stalls, and of the mu.
sio in the ball-room, sounded pleasant to
my car;' but I passed on to a less
iunable quarter, and rested myself in a
stall of humble appearance, raided for the
sale of "bouuelos."
The "bonuelo" is a sort of a fritter, of
ring-like form, made by gipsysonly,
under the very noses of their customers,
and vended at a price ridiculously low.
When I had consumed a lof'y-mountain
of these delicacies,' and washed it dtwn
with detestable liq'uor, resembling aniseed,
I proceeded on my way ; for though I ex
cessively admired a very handsome gipsy
woman, who had waited upon me,. I was
somewhat awed by her stern, hard Tea.
"X will'aild that my adventure in the dan
cing-room bad made me shy ot gipsies in
general. ., . . v. , , ;t
I reached, a booth, on which huug a
boldly painted pioture of a giantess, and
into which a crowd was thronging. I paid
the price of admission, and entering the
booth, saw . the giantess seated on a chair
of state. Rising, she made a speech,
stating the particulars of her birth, de
scent and stature, and then invited me,
as the tallest of the company, to stand
by her side, that her own . stupendous
hight might be rendered more obvious by
by comparison, . , , . . Vi
. The multitude applauded ; I looked up
to the giantess, the giantess looked down
upon me, ami otfr eyes' meeting spoke un
utterable things. . . ..,,,,,
Here, at last, was an opportunity for
somethifftf wonderful., I would1 catty off
Tho rest of, the kpctators quitted the
booth, and was left alone with the col
ossal beauty'; but soon' a stranger in mil.
irary attire made his appearance at ( the
back pf the booth, arid, in a peremptory
voice, insisted on my immediate departure.
Having this, time resolved to encounter
extremities, f drew1 my sword,- iKRlf fan"
the intruder through the body, whe'reupqu'
he fell dead, while a smile of calm satis-'
faction passed over the ips of the giant-
i' MUM T.J ill '
Of remorse for this atrocious deed I
did not feel a particle.' ,'i t '.
Perceiving a handy stool, I placed it
by. the side of the lovely being,' and,
standing upon it, flung my arms as far
round her waist as the vastness of its cir
cumference would permit. :
"Fly with me into another land, glory
of thy sex!" I exclaimed.
There was one difficulty on which I
had not calculated, namely, the exceeding
weight of the giantess.' My mad niten
tion had been to carry her off on my
shoulders, as Lothair carries Claudine in
the Miller and his Men. I might as well
have attempted to bear Oog and Magog
from their site in Guildhall.
The giantess yelled with laughter at
my very ridiculous positiou, which, how
ever, she varied by catching me up in her
arms and carrying me, like a baby, out of
the booth.
On she stalked through the fair, fol
lowed by a shouting multitude ; but our
joint popularity did not reach its hight
till we came to the more aristocratic street
The gossips ceased to gossip, flirtations
were bought to a sudden stand-still, the
musicians left off playing, the dancers
stopped in the midst of tho dance ; all the
beauty and fashion of Seville were absorb
ed ' in the contemplation of two objects,
the giantess and her puny burden ; the
former being regarded with admiration,
tho latter with contempt.
Derision rose around me in titters, and
amidst the confusion of roars and shrieks
I clearly distinguished a deep guffaw, in
which I recognized th stern lungs of the
commandant. ., . .... ,
I fainted away, crushed into uncon
sciousness by the weight of my own ab
surdity. '' I-'-1 '. 'l
When I had recovered, I slowly pulled
myself together, and became aware that I
was lying in a ' vast circus. From the
ground, at the circumference of this oir
cus, ' seats arise in step-like order, and
above these was a gallory, furnished with
other seats, which arise in step-like order
likewise.,- ,! j : ' ,,:
.', It was a bright sunny afternoon, and
in Seville the tun is tbe source ot even
more heat than light. My faceless
friend (or enemy) stood by me, and spake
thus : . ' ' ,'
"You had better have followed my ad
vice; but as your sr determined to make
yourself conspicuousi JOtl Shall have your
own ridiculous way. Today is the Tue
day in Easter-week ; this is the Plaza de
Toros, or bull-ring. In half an hour the
bull-fight will begin, and ou are destined
to be the matador." . . ,
. "I am aware," I said, "that the mata,
dor is the person who kills the bull with a
sword " , i
"Such is the rule," interrupted the face,
less one, '-but you will possibly illustrate
the doctrine that there is no rulo without
an exception." . . ,,
"I have never gone through the train,
ing of a matador,' I objeoted.
"The more extraordinary will be your
performance," was tho reply. "Be so
kind as to give me your sword, throw oS
your large cloak, take this smaller cloak
into your hands, and make the besVof
your situation." . .m'-i '
The faceless figure vanished when
had obeyed its .injunction. A sound as
of many trampling feet - was around me,
and soon all the seats were filled ; those
on the ground floor with the roughs, those
in the gallery with the respectability of
Seville. Musio was played by a band
and, after a pause, a huge bull entered the
arena, looking very strong, af4 very dis
agreeable, and the chulos, whose office
it is to tease the animal, with small cloaks,
like the oft with which 1 was covered
made their appearanoe. My exceptional
funotiona as matador not having yet to be
performed, I was expected to do nry duty
with the other chulos. !
Much diversion' wa slfforded to the
spectators, when chulo after ohulo spread
his cloak , olose to the bull's nose, and
nimbly sprang out of hit Way, when dan.
gor was at hand.' 'i J ( ' . . .
r, I spread out myV cloak .Jike my com
rades ; but it was at a distance' from the
bull's nose, and I could not help wonder
ing; that my peouliar caution scorned to
attract no notioe on the part of the pub
lic. Jvn-i ., 'i'. '":in'i 1- h:
TrrB picadolce, that is to say, the fighU
era who ndW wretched horses, and tantal
ize the bull by poking him (with long
speaVs, i)egan thoir work. ' ' ft spite of the
r"eifl aitempU of the' other chulos, and the
pretended attempts on iby1 pari to divert
the fury of the bull by the ostentatious
exhibitions of cloaks," four or five h6rses
,were ripped up and perished miserably,
amid the deafeneriing plaudits of .the
spectators. .--07 ".f
I The time had now arrived for the in
fliction of the additional form of torture,
which consists of meeting the bull, and
flinging abundantly feathered darts, called
bandilleras, iuto his shoulders, A smarl
little chulo,the smile of whose countenance,
whenever he came near me, showed that
he bad appreciated iuy maneuvres, stalked'
up boldly to the infuriated animal with a'
dart in each upraised hand, and flinging
his weapons as one would Sing a shuttle
cock from a , battledore, fixed them .with
exquisite precision each of the hostile
shoulders, ;. the whole circus thundering
with acclamations of delight. .The partic
ular bull that flourished on this occasion
was to be treated with particular honor.'
Tae second pair of bandillcrai was to, be
thrown, not by a common cnulti,'. but by
the matador, namely, myself. ,fa(j ,
. Two darts were , placed . in. my hands,
and approaching tho bull, j much more
nearly than before, but bj no mean? so
nearly as my predecessor,; I threw them'
both. They both missed...,,,. ,, 1" w .
Nbw things extremely small command
admiration, as well as things exfrci'c'ly
large. , The whale causes wonder, so like
wise does the eel iff vinegar, ' The vilest
tragedian in tho most miserable country
theatre creates, perhaps, more amusement
to his fellow men than the finest uramatio
artist.,-.,. ,.'.,...'.. , ...... . .. .
Tne c'ifeds fang with sounds, not of ex
ecration, biit of eostasy. 1 was clearly
the very worst bull-fighter in all Spain(
and; -had, acquired an inverted emi
nence,,.. , ,
Let me. however, state the case fairly.'
1 had not merely missed tho bull, but ori'i
of darts had entered the nose of the re
markably knowing chulo, who writhed
with agony, and expressed his feelings in
tho most vigorou'a idioms of thb.Andalu
. ' ... .' I, .... ... j
Man dialect. . rain had been mnietea
somehow, and that is . a great mutter1 iU
Spain. , ' .
My more important functions were now
to be performed. , 1 , j
, A cold hand, which grasped the nape of
my neck, and chilled me to tho yer toes,
gently pa'siied" fte to tire edge of1 he ring,'
wnCTti I received I lie sword of office, and
the red c!6'ak, which' was to serve at once
as a provocation and a shield. ( ,
A thrill of expectation passed through
the assembly. , What would tho matador
who had missed his aim with tho darts do
with the more deadly sword?
With my cloak on my left arm aVid my
sword in my right hand, , I approached the
. . , j j . .
bull gingerly, and .never Snail forget the
peculiar expression of his eye. , ,
, Some critics have remarked of Sir Ed-'
win Landseer, that he always gives a
tinge of humanity to his painted animals.'
A similar tinge might be observed in the'
face Of my bttll."1 f he' for r6driftd' by'
cloaks, spear.?,- and baftdillcras had cvi-
dently subsided, and ho seemed possessed'
with some motion of fun. ''! .-i ;
While 1 was approaching him gingerly,;'
as I have said, he trotted playfully toward
mo. Instinctively I turned my hack, arid
in less than a second I was aware of a'
violent blow,' which lifted me high from'
tho ground,- while' my ascent was honored.
with piercing shouts of "Bravo, toro!"
('rvo bull) mingled with roars of. laugh-'
tor.. i.-.h-.l'I .f--: -i.'r Md:vJ ( !:!) ,
1; Up, up, I went, as if, I fcad been shot
from a vertically placed mortar.' The
hight of the circus was indefinitely,, in'-"
creased to my dazzled eyes I seemed to'
pass two throo four arJy number of -
galleriefrai-one after another,'-,! . ;. ....
From all, issued volumes of derision,"
and here at, the fair, the loudest guf'
taw was frbtfl the unmistakable lungs of
stonov,,.,! i r, ',- ,.- ; ,;; -,i
Ultimatioly I fell,; to find myself in my
bed-, to' leirfri' that I had merely dreamed
M dfeWnV.-,,. , . ii,- i f
But the last object I beheld was the faoe-'
less figure, which; as it gradually faded
away ..in, my bedroom, growled' forth, !
"The best cure of vice is ,to make, ityri-"
dicridtlii' - .--,!,'". wii :-
.,.-.! !, '. "-;;,., 7VT) . -
i, A photograph rocru is'n'i a' good plaon
to sulk in. , A. short , time since a boy,
employed as assistant at Erie, got spunky',
because' he' couldn't have a holiday, and"
Lehtred , against fhe door-post in" (tlroh"
study. . The photographer is ft quiet joker,
sod .instead df berating'tbe boy, bo slyly
adjusted the lens, took, a negative, and
the M'tt day preseiktef the youth' with'a",
copy of thfe most life-like' illustration of
sulkiness ever seen., ; '
The Republicans of, KaW ,'haVe'
rcnomluate'd Hod. Jams 11. U
win oe prompt); itenaea to.'

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