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In 1509 the Searcher for Eternal Youth
Laid the Foundations of the Now
Ruined Town—St- Augustine, Fla.,
Deprived o* the Old Reputa
The settlement of Ponce de Leon at
Caparra, near the site of Pueblo Viejo,
across San Juan bay from San Juan,
is now, by more than fifty years, Uie
first town established within the pres
ent borders of the United States. His
torians, therefore, must give the pres
tige of antiquity, not to the Spanish
town of St. Augustine, Fla., of 1565,
as formerly, but to Caparra. founded
in the year 1509.
Dr. M. W. Harringto**- if the San
Juan weather office, aw-'OYered the ex
act location of the historical Caparra
unexpectedly. On a pleasure walk
into the country two weeks ago he
happened to select the road to Pueblo
Viejo, and when talking witii the na
tive residents learned their traditions
of the first Spanish town in Porto Rico.
He accordingly procured a guide and
made an examination of the nearly ex
tinct ruins. Of his interesting dis
covery, Dr. Harrington says:
“Without doubt the ruins I found
are those of the first settlement es
tablished by the explorer and colonizer,
Ponce de Leon. Doth local tradition
and history name Caparra as the earli
est town on the island, and agree,
moreover, on this same site near Old
Village, or Pueblo Viejo. Even the
native negroes, some of whom could
neither read nor write, knew the story
of Caparra. My personal investigation
further satisfied me of the correctness
of their tradition.”
The only remains of the original
(own visible now are the ruins of a
church, hospital and a repaired lime
stone furnace. Most of the stone from
the church, hospital, and houses has
been used, according to the natives, in
the construction of highways. On a lit
tle elevation from the shore swamps,
the site of Caparra is hidden from San
Juan bay, <three miles distant, by a
row of hills. Another historical land
mark near by is the reputed gold mine
worked by the first Spanish settlers.
Ponce de Leon greatly enriched him
self, says tradition, and also history,
by the compulsory labor of the native
Indians in mines. Although attacked
by hordes of mosquitoes, the gray
haired old warrior and explorer re
mained in Caparra until 1512, and then
set sail for the miraculous fountain of
youth. His voyage ended on Sunday,
March 27, 1512, in the discovery of the
present peninsula of Florida. But the
greater i>art of the original colony
stayed in Caparra until compelled a few
years later to abandon the town in
order to escape the hot fever weather
and an army of mosquitos. The Anal
evacuation is said to have been In 1552.
The story of the foundation of
Caparra is told at length In The His
tory of Porto Rico, published in 1866 by
Fray Inigo Abbaday Laslerra and re
vised by Jose Julinn de Costa y Culbo.
I'nder the title of the First Colonizer,
the authors say: “When Ponce de Leon
was In possession of the government of
the island he decided to establish a
town semirate from the Indians. He
chose a place near the mines they were
working and started to build a town
which he called Caparra. It was sit
uated on the north coast opposite the
sea of St. John, near Pueblo Vielo. The
ruins are seen in the vicinity of the
plantation of Don Manuel Diaz, near
the brook named Margarita, a place
surrounded by swamps. So difficult
was the work of bringing supplies
there from the ships in the bay, a dis
tance of only a league, that their cost
was more than that of getting them
from Spain to Porto Rico. But the op
portunity this place gave the Spaniards
to satisfy their desire for gold made
light for them the hardships which
they endured in this town for ten
years. The historians Herrera and
Oviedo disagree about the year of the
establishment of Caparra, the former
saying in 1510 and the latter in 1509.”
In The Klrmentary Geography of
Porto Rico, the author makes the fol
lowing remarks concerning Caparra:
“Ponce de Ia?on was the first coloni
zer in 1509. The first settlement was
the city of Caparra, in the place named
Quebrada Margarita, near Pueblo Vie
jo, and of which town no more re
mains than the ruins, worthy of
worship ns the cradle of the Spanish
race on the island. This city was
abandoned in 1552.”
Dr. Harrington has already called
the attention of educators in the United
States to Caparra In the hopes of sav
ing the ruins from further destruction.
Such a historical settlement, he thinks,
it least ought to be marked by a mon
ument. Even thus early the American
relic hunters have begun to chip off
pieces of the chureh foundation stones
for souvenirs.
Professor Emanuel Hermann has
proposed the Introduction of a tele
gram card, which wil undoubtedly l>e
used by the Austrian poet office. The
iilea of Privy Councillor Herrmann is
to cheapen rapid communication by a
•rnnblnatton letter and •“legram. and
cards to be used for the pur
tioee. These cards are to be sent at
half the price of the ordinary telegram.
Ttiey may be dropped in letter boxes
or may be handed Into poetofflces. pro
vided they are duly stamped. They
are picked out at once and the mes
sage, which is no longer than that in
the ordinary telegram, is handed over
to the telegraph operator, who sends it
to its destination. The telegram is
written on a special form and delivered
by the letter carrier.—Scientific Ameri
From 1819, the year of the passage
by congress of the law for the registra
tion of immigrants arriving in the
United States, until the present time,
there have been 18,500,000 immigrants
registered in the various ports of the
country, and of these, taking the
average through the whole course of
years, 60 per cent, were men and 40 per
cent women, a disparity representing a
total difference of nearly 3,700,000.
It has been frequently pointed out as
a matter of interest and importance
that the proportion of male immi
grants is highest where such immigra
tion is least desirable, particularly in
the case of Chinese and Sicilians, while
it is lowest among the (iermans and
Irish. The reasons assigned for this
disparity have been many. Among
them have been the perils and incon
veniences of a residence on the frontlr
before the complete settlement of the
country, emigration from continental
countries to escape conscription in
European armies, the danger and dis
comforts of ocean travel before the
establishment of fast and commodious
steamers and the natural reluctance of
women to seek homes in new lands.
It has popularly been supposed, how
ever, that as these reasons for the ex
cess of male immigration either dis
appeared or were diminished the totals
of the two sexes would be more nearly
even, a conclusion which the tables
just published by the immigration
bureau in Washington for the year
ending March 1, 1899, completely over
During the year the actual number of
immigrant-, coming into the United
States was 310,000, an incr.ase of 80,-
900 cnp"..ed with a year ago. Ac
cording to the ordinary division be
tween m ,le and female immigrants
there should have been 186,000 of the
former and 124,000 of the latter. In
stead of this there were 193,277 male
immigrants, or more than 60 per cent.,
and 117,437 female immigrants, less
than 40 per cent. From England there
were 6,700 m ile and 4,000 female immi
grants, al. .nit the average ratio; from
Germany,l4,7oo male and 11,800 female
imigrants, less than the average num
ber; from Scandinavia there were
12,747 male and 10,502 female immi
grants eud from Fir land, a country
from which there has beer recently
extensive emigration to tha United
States in consequence of the set ions
oonflict. between the Russian govern
ment ard the Finns, 3,900 male and
2.100 female immigrants came. From
two countries feale Immigration to the
United States perponderates, Ireland
and Bohemia. There were last year
13,700 male and 18,600 female immi
grants from Ireland, and from Bohe
mia the nunwer of male and female
Immigrants was almost identical, 1,262
of the former and 1,264 of the latter.
The long disputed question among
Immigrant officials as to the designa
tion to be given to Polish Hebrew im
migrants, whether they should be de
scribed as Polish or under the head if
German, Russian or Austrian immi
grants, as the case might be, has been
settled by the adoption of a generic
term for all such immigrants, the
wo id Hebrew. There were 21,000 male
and 16,000 female Hebrew immigrants
last year. From Russian Poland there
were in addition 18,000 male and 10,000
female immigrants, while from Italy,
now the chief contributing country t-u
ted States there were 52,000 malt and
23,000 female immigrants. Italian im
migration is very largely responsible
for the disparity of the sexes in the
matter of immigration. Twice as
many male Syrians as female Syrians
came over last year, and five time® as
many male Slavonians. There were
-.200 male Greeks and only 132 females,
but the record of all other countries is
distanced by China. 1,627 male Immi
grants and 11 female immigrants onlv
Cuban immigration to the United
States last year was 1,400, Including
1.100 male and 300 female immigrants.
From Hawaii there were more women
than male immigrants, though the
number of either was not large, and
from Japan there come 3,175 male im
migrants and 275 female. —New York
Tampa, Fla., has a curious contest
In process. Residents of certain sec
tions of the city want an exemption
made of their part of the city so that
cows may gntaa on the streets. Other
residents do not want this, and the
fight is a lively one. the city admlnlw
tration being the sufferer. So many
depredations have bean made recently
by cows running at large on the
streets that the imte residents and
owners of nice lawns and flower gar
dents have organized a shotgun
quarantine against the cows, and de
clare that they are going to murder
some of them It they are not kept
locked up.
General land Commissioner
Wemyss has returned to Pensacola
from Chicago, where he completed the
sale of the 325. MM) acres of timber
landa in the counties of Lafayette,
Jefferson, Taylor, Madison and Wa
kulla. Florida. The purchaser is the
East Coast Lumber company of Wis
consin. which has a large sawmill at
Watertown, near I,ake City. Fla., and j
already owns about 300,000 acres of j
timber lands In that vicinity.
When April pipes her pastoral note,
And all the daisies dance,
You catch the fairy festival
And fix the green expanse;
When the Graces down
In their elusive guise,
They all assume
Your shape and bloom,
And dartle with your eyes.
When Summer drowses into dreams,
And, dreaming, laughs in flowers,
You hold the riches of her prime
Against the brigand hours;
When Fancy, steeped in slumber,
Some echoes of your voice,
Beyond the spell
Those echoes dwell,
And bid me still rejoice.
When Autumn from her russet locks
Shakes dapples brown and bright,
You garner shadows into sheaves
And bind them with the light;
When Fortune, from her checkered
Dispenses joy and care,
Through you I find
A hope to bind
The gleanings of despair.
When old Winter’s tattered
His snowy tonsure peers,
The glory :ound his dying brow
You give to future years.
So, when life’s withered joys reveal
The cheerless waste below,
Your vanished face
Bequeaths its grace
Through memory’s golden glow.
—Charles J. Bayne.
The Dreyfus case and the allied anti
semiticism now so much in evidence in
FTance have brought out a discussion
on the subject of the almost universal
and more or less bitter prejudice
against the Jews. Mark Twain think?
that their religion has very little to do
with the prejudice. He finds the
reason in the thrift, shrewdness, com
mercial leadership and successful
money getting propensity of the Jews.
Some confirmation of this view is
-found in the fact that in coutries like
America, where the Christains are a3
good or better than the Jews at money
making, there is no hatred and but
little antipathy for Jews. The New
York Independent, while admitting
that what Mr. Clemens says is sub
stantially true, thinks that the real ex
planation lies deeper. It says: ‘‘We
can hardly doubt that it is because
Jews make themselves Into a caste as
no other peop'e do. It is of the es
sence of caste to keep one's race or
guild socially separate from tne rest
of the people; and the finai test of
caste, and the chief way in which a
caste asserts distinctiveness and
superiority is b ’ its laws of marriage.
A Brahmin cannot marry into the
caste next below; and so on down
through all the grades, each caste
holds itself above that which is next
to it. The Jews substantially declare
that they are of a blood too pure and
sacred to be profaned by a mixture
with any other race. It may not be as
serted, but it is an assumed superior
ity. This might not give any special
offense, and might even be laughed at
if this fact did not produce a social
separation along all lines. All society,
with its parties and entertainments
and grander or more humble functions,
is in the last analysis arranged and
provided for with a view to such mu
tual acquaintance of young people as
shall result in marriage and the form
ing of new households. When Jews
declare that they will not marry with
those not of their religion, they make
themselves a special caste and shut
themselves out from social relations
with other people. There may be re
lations of business and esteem, and
even personal friendship, but not such
as can really break down the barriers
of castes. We all know how this
works to a less extent, within Chris
tianity, by the attempt to forbid Catii
lies to marry Protestants. It separates
in a considerable degree the Catholic
socially from the Protestant. Now,
when the people who are especially
successful in business belong to one
separate caste that holds itself apart
from the rest of the population, that
whole caste (in this case a religious
one) will get all the kicks and curses
which otherwise would go to certain
individuals. We agree with Mark
Twain that it is not religious prejudice
that is involved, but there is involved,
we think, a little resentment against
what appears to be a claim of super
iority, nnd a good deal of that hostility
which is likely to be aroused, espe
cially among the ignorant, against
those who are strangers, or who make
themselves strangers, by holding aloof
from the social life in the midst of
which they live.”
Twenty years ago Protestants and
'Vgnrvoflos would have handed together
against the Roman church, says
Henry D. Sedgwick, Jr., in the Atlan
tic. They would have felt that they
must struggle side by side hgainst
gross ignorance and grosser super
tkion. But Protestant prejudices
against the Roman church are fall
ing ofT. Calvin anu Knox are losing
worship. Jonathan Edwards has be
come a signboard of obsolete notions.
Our old jealousies of the Roman
church were part of our inheritance
from England. That inheritance has
lost its relative consequence, and in
the changing character of the United
States those jealousies are disap
pearing. Old feuds between Protest
ant and Catholic have ceased to be as
important as their united battles
against moral decay. Churches of all
kinds draw closer together as they
feel that cheir fight is to be against
cynicism, gross pleasures, the cruelty
of greed. More and more churches
separate religion from their own in
dividual tenets and associate it with
what all hold dear, the dignity of
labor, the sanctity of self-sacrifice,
the holiness of marriage, the preser
vation of noble purposes. They begin
to regard religion as a bulwark to
giisrd the spirit from the wastes of
shame. Even the strong Protestant
sects of the Methodists and Baptists
are growing less antagonistic to the
church of Rome. In the Episcopal
church itself attempt has been made
to bring all Christian churches into
union; with the idea that the middle
path of the Anglican creed and prac
tice would be the means of recon
ciliation and the meeting place for
the dissenting churches and the
mother church. But every idea, of
union prepares the road to Rome.
The great original church may open
her arms to receive; but she will never
fum aside her feet to tread the via
media. How shall we ask the church
that claims its authority from the
Apostle Peter to humble Itself before
the church which derives its inde
pendence from Henry VIII?
Has the Vanderbilt Fortune Grown to
The wonderful way in which money
begets money was never more vividly
shown than by the history of the Van
derbilt family. Commodore Vander
bilt began his business career with sl.
This was only sixty years ago. Of the
$90,000,000 which he accumulated, he
left $85,000,000 to his eldest son, Will
iam Henry, in 1877.
William Henry Vanderbilt, dying in
1885, bequeathed $10,000,000 each to
four sons and four daughters, and left
beside $45,000,000 apiece to his oldest
sons, Cornelius and William K.
Cornelius Vanderbilt inherited $56,-
000,000 in all. The present estimate of
a close friend of the family is that Cor
nelius has left about $125,000,000.
William K. Vanderbilt inherited $55,-
000,000, and it is estimated that he is
now worth approximately $115,000,000.
William H. and Cornelius Vanderbilt
doubled their riches.
Allowing the same rate of increase
for the six other children of William
H. Vanderbilt, and taking account of
the increase of the residue of the es
tate of Commodore Vanderbilt, the
present valuation of the fortune of the
Vanderbilt family is very close to
The Vanderbilt fortune, thus com
pacted, will amount to a billon dollars
before all of the children of William
Henry Vanderbilt are dead.
Thus does one dollar grow into one
billion dollars in three generations.
Think what it would be if, by virtue
of the laissez faire of England and
other powers, Japan came to be per
suaded that she could no longer make
head against Russia’s power. What
would occur? This, of course. Russia
would make common cause with Jap
nn, promise an alliance and point out
to Japan that her legitimate field for
expansion was not Korea or the Man
churian mainland, but —the Philip
pines. These islands would be held
up to Japan as her legitimate appen
dage, and the United States, whether
as sovereign or protector, would be
exhibited as an intrusive hindrance to
the legitimate “expansion” career of
Japan. How could the United States,
with Russia and Japan in front of her,
and the Filipinos behind her, venture
to hold her position at Manila? It
would be absolutely untenable. Then,
with Russia and China solid, and with
Japan as an ally holding the Philip
pines, what would be the position of
Australia, of India? It is enough to
pose the question: it needs no answer.
Considering all the above —no mere
speculation, but the most obvious of
political contingencies—what is to be
done? Sweeping aside all the ridicul
ous hand-to-mouth diplomatic tinker
ing over Peking railways and spheres
of influence —areas held at the enemy’s
will —let us come to the bedrock of
action and force, for right there is
none in politics: and it is only the de
liberate nincompoop that pretends
there is. There is no doubt in ar.y
right-thinking and right-seeing mind.
If Japan is challenged by Russia —and
she is to-day—it is the duty of Britain
and the United States and China (for
what she is worth) to uphold Japan in
war. and to expend all their resources
in driving Russia, once for all, back
from the Pacific coast. Japan should
be invited to make her field of expan
sion the Amoor valley and Korea, and.
with Chinese consent. Manchuria, if
need be.
It Is now no time for the laborious
compiling of empty diplomatic cackle
In the shape of blue books, that serve
to record nothing but the plasticity of
the British foreign office and the de
termination of the Russian chancell
ery. While yet the Siberian railway is
ineffective as a military route. It is
Japan's chance to pick up the Russian
glove and smite her declared enemy in
the face with it.
As to the part to be tnstanly played
by Britain and the United States there
can be no doubt at all. That is to
hack up Japan to the full extent of the
power of both nations— in the interest
of eventual peace and the defeat of a
deliberately mischievous power. As
to the mention of Germany in this con
nection. it is enough to say that until
it is certain Germany will face war
with Russia in Europe. Germany must
stand aside and look on. Still with a
reconstructed Austria, and a liberated
Poland as a buffer between Russia and
western Europe, that may also hap
pen. But this is quite outside tho
scope of this article. He is blind, in
deed, who cannot see that we are at a
parting of the ways if Russia once
gains over or terrorizes Japan?—Sin
gapore Free Press.
The Cent Guards founded with tne
second empire in 1879. The corps
dated fram the time of the Crimean
war, when a visit from Queen Victoria
was expected. The tallest and finest
looking men and officers were selected
from the cavalry. There were 137 of
the former and eleven of the latter,
but the number of men was increased
to 208. Their function was purely
decorative, and they chiefly served
within the palace. What swells the
officers were in their sky blue uniform
bedight with golden lace! The corps
had regulations of their own. They
were on no account, when on duty, to
stir unless to salute the emperor or
empress, and only then when specially
ordered. The worst breach of dis
cipline would have been to forget they
were to be as motionless as caryatides.
One day Marshal Castellane, a vain,
old, peppery personage, had occasion to
see the emperor soon after the crea
tion of the Cent Guards. Two of
them kept guard beside the door open
ing from the anteroom on the presence
chamber. They remained in the regu
lation attitude —that is to say, with the
right arm horizontally stretched out
and holding a musket by the bayonet.
The butt end rested on the ground,
'lhe marshal was in uniform. Furi
ous at not being saluted, he asked the
one nearest to him what it meant. The
Cent Guard seemed neither to see nor
to hear. Castellane lost self-restraint
and abused him. Still the soldier re
mained impassive. The irate marshal
sent for Colonel Verly to complain.
The colonel failed to make him un
derstand that approval and not chas
tisement was due. Thus the matter
was brought before the emperor, who
gave the complainant a sharp rap on
the knuckles by expressing his pleasure
at the Spartan attitude of a household
guard ■who was bound to ignore every
rank but the imperial.—London Truth.
A Latin professor was explaining the
derivation of our word “ostracize” to
his class in a local academy the other
day. He told the story of the early
Roman republics and the scheming of
the politicians of the times. He re
lated how, when any man in the re
public became obnoxious to his neigh
bors, they used to write his name on
an oyster shell (Latin —ostreum,
shell), and on the receipt of a specified
number by the consuls that man was
banished, killed or otherwise removed
in someone of those pleasant ways
the old Romans had. When he had
finished his explanation he said: “Now,
the boy here in the front seat, what
did we derive from the old Latin use
of the shell, which was called oster
um?” The answer he expected was far
from what he got, for the little student
with spectacles in the front seat arose
and delivered himself thus: “From the
Reman habit of using shells to get the
best of people, we derive the present
Coney Island shell game, which is a
fascinating and costly sport.”—Brook
lyn Times.
“Those high cockatoos in the hair
are out of date and how glad lam!”
writes Edith Lawrence in the Ladies’
Home Journal. “No more towering
plume® and aigrettes. Alice has been
good enough to go for me to the best
hairdressers in Paris and find out what
the head-dresses are to be this winter.
And her answer to my question is—
leaves! Lovely transparent green
leaves, so perfect, my wear, that she
says you can almost see them grow!
They are quite expensive, but wonder
fully and beautifully made. She writes
me that they are made of ribbon and
velvet, and are veined exactly like the
natural ones. If they are large, only
one or two are worn, with a small tuft
of marabout feathers in the centre. If
small leaves, a spray is made of them
and put at the left side of the head.
Of course the leaves roust be wired to
stand up and hold in place.”
Love is like huckleberry pie; the
more you like it, the less you care how
much you get it all over your face.
No woman can listen two minutes
to a drunken man’s hard-luck story
without seeing traces of his better na
If the women really believed that
the men were as wicked as they pre
tend to be they wouldn’t hesitate so
long about marrying them.—New York
Odd waists and bodices have come to
bo an accepted and essential part of
every woman's ward robe, so it is well
to bestow a little thought upon the
general effect, and in selecting mater
ial and trimming to have those which
match the skirt in color. This applies
to tho dressy bodice. A shirt-waist in
winter is usually made to wear with
jacket suits, and should contrast
prettily.—Ladles’ Home Journal.
An English scientist shows that li
quid air cannot do the great things
expected of it as a source of power or
of refrigeration. The cost of manu
facture is such that it cannot pay to
use the air produced by the
tion of the liquid for the
an engine For refrigeration
>f . e beats . bottle of the
Death is a Spirit!
Those who have seen him nearest
Hold him dearest,
For the rareness of his choice
When, at his Master’s voice,
He seeks, for his own call,
The bravest, best of all.
When it seems unbetimes
That one both good and great
Should pass the shadowy gate
Opening to stranger climes,
Then may ye feel full sure
The soul has grown so pure y
That it must needs incline [
Into the vast Divine.
Dealt: is a spirit!
We deem his pace 100 swift;
To our eyes,
Though we be passing wise,
It is not given
To see across the rift
Between ourselves and Heaven!
On earth we hear a knell —
Elsewhere there peals a bell
In welcome for a guest,
New to the Wondrous Quest
Whereof no man on earth
May ever know the birth.
Only God knows, and they
Who have joined His Great Array.
—Walter Herries Pollock.
A New Era Introduced by the Great
Macedonian Conqueror.
When Alexander came upon the
scene, writes Prof. Wheeler in closing
his Alexander the Great in the Cen
tury, Greece was still the old Greece,
the composite of autonomous cities and
cantons. In this form it was past the
bloom, and was ripening to seed. All
that the little communities could ac
complish for history through living for
themselves hhd been accomplished.
In the miniature life of their isolated
valleys, opening to the sea, they had
developed a special system in which,
as individual achievements directly
counted, and individual
was directly assessed, peisonality
gathered to itself unwonted conscious
ness of pc ver. So it was that here
man first, as it were, discovered him
self —first saw w"iui clearness the
power and the right of the free human
soul. Man as a base-line for measur
ing the universe, man as a source of
governing power, arose in Greece; it
was Greece that shaped the. law of
beauty from which came the arts of
form, the law of speculative truth from
which by ordered observations came
the sciences, the law ot liberty from
which came the d.mcvratic state. This
was what the old Greece held in keep
ing for the w'orld. Alexander was the
strong wind that scattered tne seed;
again, he was the willing hand of the
sower. When he planted seventy
cities of the Greek type on Oriental
soil he acted with plan and purpose.
The city was Hellenism in the con-
Liete. Asa principle of social order,
Hellenism was tne government of com
munities of men located in territory,
and the source of authority was from
within; orientalism) was the govern
ment of territory in which lived men,
and the source of authority was from
without. The story of Alexander has
become a story of death. He died him
self before his time. With his life he
brought the Old Greece to its end; with
his death the state he had founded.
But they all three, Alexander, Greece,
the Grand Empire, each after its sort,
set forth, as history judges men and
things, the inner value of the saying,
“Except a grain of wheat fall into the
earth and die, it abideth alone.”
In Honfleur, France, M. Fabre, the
Canadian commissioner, attended the
ceremony of placing of a tablet in hon
or of Samuel de Champlain, the navi
gator, who was governor of the first
French settlers in Lower Canada anl
who left Honfluer to found Quebec.
The tablet was placed on the north
side of the ruins of the castle and the
fort called Lieutenance. The mayor
of Honfluer, having accepted the tablet
from the committee, on behalf of the
inhabitants, M. Fabre thanked him and
then paid a tribute to one whom he
characteriz as “the founder of Cana
da. He declared that after two cen
turies of separation from the French,
the Canadians still remained true
Frenchmen. *
My curse upon thy venomed stang,
1 hat shoote my tortured gums alang;
An through my lugs goes mony a
Wi’ gnawing vengeance!
Tearing my nerves wi’ bitter pang,
Like racking engines.
When fevers bum, or ague freezes,
Rheumatics gnaw, or colic squeezes;
Our neighbor's sympathy may e<u>c us,
Wi’ pitying moan;
But thee —thou hell o’ a* <UaenQp<3
Aye mocks our groan.
Adown by heard the slavers trickle;
1 throw the wee stools o’er the mickle,
As round the fire the giglets keckle
To see me loup;
While, raving mad I wish a heckle
Were in their doup.
O’ a’ the numerous human dools,
111 har'sts, daft bargains, cutty
Orr worthy friends raked 1’ the mools.
Sad. sight to see!
The tricks o’ knaves or fash o' fools,
Thou bear’kt the gree.

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