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r 74 i III ! i 1 i i , ! 1 i, ;.b II: ! ! i'l-.' i jf- aMc$' portfolio. The ladies of North Carolina are iuvUed to contribute short artic les recines. suggestions, household bints, S , for theTe columns. Name of the author will be seen by no one except the editor, whether the communica tion be accepted or rejected. SKETCHES ILLUSTRATIVE OF BIBLE HISTORY. The KtnitetX"- liY.vBr Mor.i. It is remarkable what a reforming elTect even the historical parts of the Bible, when diligently studied, have upon an honest character. Chesney had nevr ben vicious his own re tinement saved him from that but lie was often idle, and sometimes giv en to .uenUl speculations, which I very much feared would end in skep ticism. But this term he was a thor oughly good student, the faculty smiled upon his handsome face with unqualified approbation. Not only go, but he became very punctual in attendance at prayers, and the Sunday services at the college chapel. And now for his fifth sketch. The world at this period had existed for over 200 years, and its inhabitants talked of the" "ancient" and "mod erns" just as we do at present. Many centuries had elapsed since the llood, and although Japheth, or as the Greeks called him, Japetus, had livad for hundreds of years after the ilood, his descendants considered his history as belonging to remote antiquity. Jethro was the teacher of his people and his historical lectures were full of instruc tion to the young student from Egypt. The latter was, it is true, learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, but their knowledge of history was so mingled and interwoven with their system of mythological worship, that it was like a handful of wheat in many bushels of chatT. But here he found, to his great delight, the truth, in all its simplicity and integrity. Not only in history, but in religion, in science, and in politico The Kenites had pre served the faith of their father Shem and the true history of the human race. They were, as the Bible re cords, a nation of students. The theme upon which the priet of Midian often dwelt, was the struggle in this world's history, between truth j and falsehood. "The first falsehood j on this planet was the one told by Satan to Eve. The next was Cain's denial of any knowledge of his mur dered brother. But now falsehoods have become so numerous that it is impossible to count them. Were it not that we know that God would never allow the truth to be obliterated, wo would be in despair. All the mighcy power of Satan is kept in ceaseless and untiring activity to con ceal the truth, and deceive the human mind. It almost seems, sometimes, that he has quite succeeded. Nearly the whole human race believe his lies, and are "lying in wickedness." One of his most atrocious, but successful lies, is, that material wealth gives happiness. The very name of Cain perpetuates his character ind history. It means to "acquire" "to possess" "to have." It expresses the embodU ment of selfishness. Selfishness in Tariably leads to strife strife to ha tred hatred to murder. The Kenite receives his name also from the word "to possess;" but it is "possession" of the very opposite character. We strive to possess learning and holiness. We labor for wealth, but it is wealth of mind and heart. In regard to ma terial wealth, it is our rule, not 7o have any." (Jer. 33, 7 ) ''The wealth of the Egyptians con, sists of things which we not only de spise, but loathe. Their gaudy cloth ing, heavy with embroidery and gold trimmings, are to us even more re, pulsive than the sheep skin of the Scythian. Their close, costly houses, heated with furnaces, are like prisons to us, in which we cannot breathe. Their elaborately prepared meals are nauseating to us, who live on pure, healthful and nutritious fruits, as Adam did in Eden. God, in his infinite goodness, and according to his gracious promises, gives us the perfect health which al ways comes from obedience to his laws. We "bui d no houses ; we sow no seed ; we plant no vineyards ; nor have." The stone arcades or pavil ions in which we dwell, are merely supports for our tents ; and we build them on every hill for the use of evtry tent dweller, who looks for a spot to pitch his tent at eventide. We take good care of food-bearing trees, but claim no ownership in them, and are rejoiced exceedh gly when the stran ger finds support and sustenance z - Abel did for he was no owner, but merely a feeder of flocks (Gen. 4. 2 Hebrew ) but the milk and the w ol are free to all. Our heathen neigh bors, while eager to acquire, to pos sess, to have, a Cain aa, h&e yet as a geneial thing, come rtmnants of conscience left ; tome rude and im pj ct sense of justice, and therefore in their dealings with us, at least, ab stain from wholesale robbery. They are superstitious!' afraid of robbing a Kenite, and declare that he who does so, invariably dies under the "curse of the gods." Their petty thefts we endure wi h patience, with no feeling except that of deep pity for the degra dation of the perpetrators. When they drive our flocks from the drink ing troughs, which we have made ourselves, we wait quietly until their own are served. Yet, in point of physical strength, nerve and courage, there is no living race who can com pete with the Kenites ; and whenever it is necessary to come to blows, the Kenite is the conqueror. This strength, however, is never used except in the defence of our women and children and of our own lives. While owning nothing, and claiming nothing, we deem idlenes a great sin. The men of our race provide the food, the w o men provide the clothing of our peo ple. There is no , cookery known in our habitations. Hence our perfect health and long lives. The greater portion of the time of each Kenite is spent in the acquisition of knowledge The spinning oi the women is done by the spindle and distal! two simple pointed and polished sticks of wood. With a curved needle, also of hard wood, the thread thus spun is knitted into garments of great fineness and beauty, and we have them in sufficient abundance to wear a clean suit ever' day. Therefore, wo need no machin ery of any kind. No Egvptian cook, famed for his skill and experience, can supply banquets so delicious or so beautiful a are our daily repasts ; for they are cooked in Nature's kitchens, prepared in Nature's alembics and decorated in Nature's studios. The skilful Egyptian cook's dishes are pro lific of diseased teeth, diseased stom achs, diseased hearts and joints, dis eased sk:n, hair and naiU. Nature's cook furnishes dishes which cure, but never produce, diseases. Hence the Kenitc's senses ate so perfect that, compared with him. ordinary people are blind (see Numbers 10, 31. "Be thou to us instead of eyes,") their strength, supported by their faith in God, is such that "one hundred of them can put ten thousand to flight." This is, I repeat, owing to our obser vance of Nature's laws. At this point I laid down my friends manu script, and looked across the hearth rug to where ho was buried in his "sleepy hollow" of an arm chair, pour ing over Jean Jacques Rousseau J "Chesney," I said, "you arc advo cating Iioussean's theories here, which the wisdom of the world has long since condemned, lie demonstrated that an acre of chestnut trees would produce a much larger quantity of food than an acre of wheat. But who ever acted upon this knowledge? What is the use of trying to convince the world against its will ?" "What is the use of teaching the truths of the Bible," answeie 1 Ches ney, drawing himself up into an up right position. "Nobody but you ever supposed that these were the truths of the Bi ble," "Who ever carried out such theories as you are advocating r" "The Kenites, the Nazarites and the Essenes," he answered, "put them into practice, and they were no more like the infidel Rousseau than light is like darkness, and the whole Bible teaches the theories that I r.dvocate." "Where, and how?" "Principally in the laws regarding the Sabbath," he said. '-How little you reflect on what you have read in the Hebrew Scriptures. The Sabbath! man. Tell me now exactly what the Jews understood by keeping "holy the Sabbath day?" How did they ob serve it ? Now keep to facts." "Of course I will keep to facts," I answered, with some indignation. "But you must allow m? to consider a moment. Let me see "Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habita tions on the Sabbath day," was one of their laws, and I believe its violation was punished with death. Then they were to abstain from all "servile" la bor." "Very well ; what else?" he asked. "As you ask in regard to tho He, brew Scriptures I suppose I am not to quote Irom the New Testamoat I" I replied. "Not until we decide what Moses meant by "keeping holy the Sabbath day." "I confess I have no very clear ideas on the subject," I said," "and there- m t ... spectfully to anything yu have to advance." "Yes. I see what you mean by "im at respectfully" an eager desire to pitch into me whenever I give you the smallest opportunity. But I ha'l not give vou the opportunity. Scriptural truth shaT be my "shield and buck ler." Throughout the Hebrew scrip tures the Sabbath is called a sijn. The fact that the Sabbath i a ?ign i. stated again and again ; and they are mentioned as something entirely dis tinct from God's openly revealed laws. "I gave them my statutes moreover I gave them my Sabbaths to be a sign." (Ez, 20 11 & 12.) Acrain "I am the Lord your God ; walk in my statutes ; and hallow my Sabbaths, acd they shall be a sign between me and you " Again "they rebelled against me, they walked not in my statute, and they pulluted my Sibbaths." Again, "my Sabbaths ye shall keep, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations." Attain, "it is a sign be tween me aifli the children of Israel forever." No let me give you a sim ple illustration of a sign. A friend of mine was exploring the Roman Cata combs. Shortly after entering those dismal subtereanean passages, he was struck with the villanous expression of liis guide's face and suspecting some evil design, he dropped bits of paper (torn from letters in his pocket) all along his way. After going a great distances, the guide dropped his lan tern (an apparent accident) and shiv ered it on the ground. My friend al ways carried matches and asked if the lamp could not be relighted. "No" answered the guide "it is broken all to pieces ; but remain here a few mo inents and I will get another." As soon as the sound of the Italian's footsteps died away, my friend lighted match after match, and following the line marked by the bits of paper he soon reached day light. Hut just as he almesG arrived at the entrance, he heard hurried steps approaching, and sonae ir.stmct prompted him to step int the shadow of an angle. Three men passed quickly, or e of whom was his guide, and he heard him say, "We have him safe I conducted him into the D. vault, where other travellers never come, and "e can pluck our bird at leisure."' With a laugh of intense relief and thankfulness, ho sprang out into the sunlight and safe ty. Those bits of paper wore his signs ; signs sure and unmistakable, that he was in the right track. Just so are God's Sabbaths, signs to us. Let me assure you, Cabell, that, al though I commenced the study of the Bible, merely as a history, I have be come more and more impressed with its divine authorship. I have learned to feel that here, the ground whereon I stand, is holy. I dare not touch, with my unhallowed hands, the great truths of eternal salvation. But I stand in the outer court of the Gen tiles, studying the magnificent exterior of the temple, which contains the holy and the most holy. Thee truths you hear from the pulpit Sabbath after Sabbath. But what I am endeavoring to understand, and to make you un derstand, are the national laws of the Jews, the work of the same omnipo tent hand. This domain of investiga tion, I call the outer court. But there is our bell, and we must go to recita tion. I will continue my explanation when we return. A Fledgling Cupid. herefrom. We feed our flocks as j fore I am willing to listen most re- There is a proverb, differently ren dered in different localities, to the eilec that "no man marries his first love," and, though no attempt at an explanation seems ever to hav ebeen made, tho truth of the alage has so impressed itself on "the wise one's" observation that it has taken shape and passes unchallenged as a truism As there are existing reasons for all rides there must lie one for thi ; and. when found, it will be acknowledged that very much of happiness is in eluded in it. It does lnok, at first sight, as though the consummation of that love, springing first irom the in experienced, and so far pure, heart, which agitates the youthful breast would be the acme of permanent and unalloyed joy ; but. first looks imply haste and haste of ener misses than hits the mark. Mayhap, if w had access to Hymeu's secret and particu lar register, we might be able to indi cate a few instances, among the mul titude of marriages from Eden's uxo'ial surgery to the latest suit for divorce, wherein the makers of the "saw" had skipped a nick, nut the ex-, ceptions would be so exceptional as not to disturb the harmony ot the as sertion. But thin provision of hard fact is only part of the wisdom con tained in the adage, for it inductively teaches the benilicence of the rule. First love is merely the awauming of passion, the evidence of an appear ance of animal instinct, and may oe an outgrowth of admiration or a fl itter ing form of seif asseruon ; it never is. nor ever was, the divine and admir able result of esteem tempered and directed by judgment, and, though a plant of agonizing proportions and rapid maturity, it is too sensitive to withstand the shock of slight coldness or the pruning of consideration. Its downfall is sometimes rude and un pleasant, but it never leaves rubbish enough to embarrass and encumber the ground cf affection. In Utopia, wbre Angelica and Me d'ra dwelt, at.d Paul arid Virginia wandered the ca-e may be entirely diiferent. The proverb." however, is app calIe only tosach c mmon- place people as Reuben and Uuth names which may stand for reader and au thor, and the W illiams and Mar., s of our younger day. Sventcen years of age is the critical time of a young roan's life ; if he has not aheady wo: shipped at the shrine ..fsome callow divinirv, he is sure, then, o frantically begin the burning of incense in honor of an inamorata. who will have become a very ordinary sort of a person, long before the real Helen appears. He may have had his little sweethearts among his play mates, upon whom he showered his favors of sugar-plums, and with whom he shared his toys ; childhood is al ways generous when breathing the generous atmosphere of the majority of homes, and such tributes of affec tion are more generally extorted In kindred g;fts and the accident of con venience than by any special prefer- ence. mu me nearr, engageu sev enteen is unselfish, and experienced enough to discern or a-sign come special virtue or perfection to justify selection and adoration. It is the age of frenzy, teais and sighs ; love, then, is a mjieh more serious matter than at any later stage or me, ror cupiu s ar rows rankle terrrbly rn the breast un protected bv Minerva's shield. I have r -ill I -.- seen pictures or rmauie-ageu men thrumming uuhars b-neath fair la dies' chamber windows ; I have read of stalwart knights opening t heir veins and indicting love missives to dames. when an iukhoru hung at their elbow and they could have conveyed their passion bv the simple act ot walking up to the lady and spnaKing men sen ti men's ; but I never could bring my- 811 lo agre wim me ii not us un-un the writer with any dignity higher than that of a pure romaucist All the arguments in the world would b pow erless to make me believe that 11 meo had attaiued the senility of a mus tache, the night, he postured under neath the balcony, and made astrono mical observations concerning the beautiful I'apulet. They arr only vounzstus who go mooning aho'jt. declaiming their ardor to sea a-nl sky, to tlo d and in Id; carving names on :rees and mnrrh-g reams of good paper in the scribbling of execrable rhymes. Cupid, out ol the leading strings of common sense, a conuinon peculiar to tirst love, plays the most extfavagaut prank, and leads through the dark st S'oughs of Despond and over the highest of Delectable .Mountains; 'lier is no level me-d, and the victims are consequently paivmg or lloundering all the ttnirt of their captivity. Re- c&rd, engendered in the hea t, and es teem, the dictate of appreciative judg ment, are the tac ors ot virile aliec- 1-, . ' f . . tron, wniie mere grauneauon oi ine seii-es incites lirst love, and its degree determines the poignancy of the al's lliction. If thyre is any one regard, more than another, to which lirst love is oblivious it is that of rank, caste, and class: social sta us is frequently disre gaided by mature love, and, for the most part, with results the reverse of pleasant, yet reason has always some voice in the matter: but, I venture to assert so reckless is lirst love, holding form an i precept in such utter con tempt, that, in ninety nine cases out of a hundred, its Phyllis is found rather among the daisies than among the exotics. It is a thing of impulse, es sentially, and delights in defying fit ness and daring criticism. It is barely possible that the ordi nary course of young love is directed by exactly this consideration, and, mercifully too, by this consideration is finally wTorsted. It cannot survive unless it is fed on a reciprocal passion, either real or feigned, and instinctive ly sprouts in the direction of probable sustenance. Perception is always old enough to teach the odds against the return of a love that seeks to b. ing its object down. At a much earlier age than seventeen, a young man has read and seeu sufficient to convince him that aspiring love ha an uphill, stony and troublous path to tread, and, though he may not reason on the subject or be able to define the prompting, he almost invariably falls in love in a di rection that oilers the fair one food both for heart and vanity, and this. The romancers and troubadours knew this, or felt it; else why did they cele brate and sing of only the humblest and most exalted stations ? They never mentioned the Es-double tender ten ders her. The necessity for this mani fest advantage ottered on the pat of the swain is apparent; his sensations must be kept alive by avowed or proba ble passion on the pare of the damsel, and he goes to the most likely quarter to find it. Now, this necessity do s not argue that women are more mer cenary than men but that they are much the shrewder. Ihe page raus bring release from thraldom and hated fetters; the knight must have high degree or wealth to tap h r unbroached heart, but he is set a-sig'iing by sim ple trice and comeliness, quires and Melindas as falling in love with one another, and wo should hardly know ot their having existed, had it not been necessary to place them in attention on the Dons and Beatrices of the heroic era. Thus, tirst love is its own defeat, for it has hardly begun to walk alone before th- judgment of the man begins to assert itself. Remember, the proverb only specifies the man. I firmlv believe that many a woman marries her first 1 ve. but it is almost invariably when he brings som dis tinguished xcellence to eng.iga her admiration or excite, her ambition. Given t.v. young pe 'pie, of equal rank, wealth" and inlligmce, and they will never fall in Lve with one ano;her, ex ept thev have both b I come familiar with the render moving o ii- previous exercise; without tua'. test of comparison they would s e nothing in each other to admire and not th n, unless the pr- i-e.i eip- ri en."p had been qua'.iti.-l bv :n- marked disparity. Firs-t two never wade-. if The '"very nice girl intied" i'ye-.i x f'ay if the s:imd perfecti-;;. the an . tin' adored one of to mo row. ,s ; man grows older he fulls m hrw, a marries but he mive by lmpvrf jr. -ble degrees ; he L drawn as ti.e 1 ;-;lv was drawn fr m the iloor bv the -pi- der : one sdender. til.n y t br ru 1 ntt. j ar.orle-r enwrap- him until their mnl- tiplrea'iou and gentb cntrae iwii raie ami envelop him in a web. Anion' the nui'lt and pretty uU in thi worM theyoung lover, wkh a d-ci-; -a he is unaware of, inlluoticed b tin instinct already noticed, chnr. one and, at a hound, loves her most de votedly; nor does he ponder h-ng on the consequence, before j,e unfolds his secret and lays his heart at Ik r f. et. His suddenness is natural: young love rides a hunter and take-, hedges Mid ditches in his course; old love has an ambling mount, moves more calmly and prefers to go around by the unob structed road. This juv nile speed generally gvt through .-afe, and the agony which prompts it is al-v;v-benelicial for, by contras'. it ennobles and sanctities the real genuine "h'IVo ti -n of maturity. Young Strephon, the rich, and y mwz Chlee, the por. love in peace av!r.h but the ardent youth is sent, for du ca ion or occupa'ion, to some piaje, more or less remote, and tin1 eve of his departure witnesses a touching and tearful scene of parting. I hey clio e the usual wooded dell, the customarv murmuring brook, the fav. rite t wilight hour. Hesperus, twinkling through the leafy spray, has two more pairs of eyes to gaze into, at the determined hour, every unclouded evening for some time to come. He gives her a pretty opal ring; she, whose limited capi'al never compassed so costly a bauble, iirrusts him with a ringlet f her gohbn hair. Both gifts go th" same.wav. lie wears the silken cuil orer his lr art, because it is tie: proper place for it to repose. Hie wears th ring over her heart, because to have put it on would provoke embar rassing inquiries. They loiter slowiy, hand in hand, down the du-y road, in the shadow of the gloaming tha obscures the hist fond embrace atth. envious gate He waiks spring ly oil', whistling as to lip and singing as to in a larg city. v i ru .-pa-ed lT i i: '. e ag-kin. T;eit t :e- h- i t . ... . . . , at an o t'!i t i r t '?.,:: . I r.ee o. a par y he : . i . i woia.;! v h i i i. r ! t i ; l . re i .;.;., i . f i .' -e, , - , ! .. .-i w le b.i i . , :,:i in t :.e ."-am t.j.e ,.f . . to C'.nnand h.-r ! a headed edtidr- z t - f p mdeiu iij::i. 1 r, as the pretty i dd.'e it;. . , . . ' was abut m .kiTig ;XUi '.: . , hen the re.nt aiiit 4T:ee . 4 cari rest rain-.-. I lum and hv w.-. ' Mi' heart : while she. ; ) v th n.,, cries herself 'o sleep in her little room stairs, part ly m Mnov foi the pa-iiog and partly in oxp'a i n of a !'.;;. ii , she had loeu obhged to t-di- n.. i,-nv are generally s inqu siiiv- after & v.- - i t . . i o clock in ttre evening, i appeal u r.eeuraey and eonse'entioii'.es- 1" reader's rccollec io:: t si whe: hi-s is a wh.dly imagi'ml; e d.--. i tioa or whether it i- th g d w i : color of his own cx.-ri n .. ; therefore, may be set dsvn as c unpaniment of all iirs lo,. s -.v.: llourisu in other thru i i : I v -: . j -;u , sons. There ar? two feet antitheses u accented o' Ut sa ' . ' r if:.: "Sho Shines iVsple::- Madame J;;p.auchk i i , . Charlotte, and if v,ea tJirk o lairer half of the p-'pukit , ,a u die of envxj .(,t dav. u.. , "', " leweirv Mum ,( ir- . o ; t i , ' ' 1 ' f ; Jan, " '. Mi i . I 1 I ,,,, qualiiica' ion of the one already quot e- i which tell us that "absence i !. . : tomb of love'' anil "ab-eace mk.s the heart grow fonder." Idedr n-co'i-ciliation with event and nature is easy ennrgli in the light of the fact thai "no man marries his lirst love," for i is this primeval existence which is entombed ; the succe ding, hardy, sensible one finds nourishment in the hope, solicitude and anticipation which absence supplies to its roots. When Strephon leaves his love he is confident of the depth and immortality of his regard; he fancies that the name of "Chloe" is engraven on his heart as indelibly as "Calais" was on the heart of England's Mary. Bar alas! he is hardly gon i a short six months, ere the golden ringlet is transferred from his inside vest pocket to his trunk ; the end of the year may find it mixed with matches, pipes, cork-screws, thread, and pinsin the omnium yat henna receptacle of a bachelor's quarters ; Chios has grown to have more claims on his memory than his atfection, and his letters to her are distinguished by more ol rhe toric and less of rhapsody. Conscience and judgment co llict. The mistakes in orthography, which creep into her pretty expres'sioas an 1 detract from the alfection her h. tters convey, are sources of annoyance, which trouble him sorely, and cms him to reproach himself for noticing them. First hive demands perfect-on; judgment is a telescope which directs spots on the sun, but admits the im mensity and power of the luminary ; with first love, every spot argues a blemish and so much light lost. As alft C.i n wanes .honor and eon.-idera tion are lugged in ; but struggle as h? will, his twing s of conscience are oveib -rne by contra-ts and second thoughts ; the spots on the sun run togethe and daikness ensues. He meets with brilliant women h be gins to perceive degrees in in itrimo n al alliance, and Cnloe su tiers ob scurity in dress, intelligence, grace and manners. Just as so n as his tirst love compares its obj-ct with any o di et' than the celestial it becom-'St ir irely earthy, and the patient b- gins to re cover. Streptvm carn-j home, after being a year away, an 1 his revolution of ieel- rg, which nau oet-n ior sometime dawning on Chloe. becam ; t o ai);.ir ent. vviienever she mt )iln. it was with trars, wiiich moved liim t r..v, but co .tinually rep-dl-l him. Fir-,1 love is a sunny cherub and ciu: l bear showers; so, from hjlfepho.-i.-. breast the bai bed shatt is w;: r. i a but he is too much of a r-o vard avow it. C uiseience compels b :u to keep up a show of kin ine,.-, t.Si u goes away again from tier imj .. vi ties aud accusing pres-:i T:e-a matter- arrange themselves speeds and justly, l.lihie awake- to a rc .I tion ot the situation, and half a y--ar tills up he bre ic aei i - lur Ii an Ecce finis. Next year Chlo -a rrri-.J an honest inechinic, an m iu- r ': -. voufig man in her own sherj ,i iiie. and b rephon wvut ..n t ur thro ago distant lands, lie leMrued and settled jewelry than . t.y v,,KiUi!. :, jt. . ' she places tie v a;a-. ..i ) . r lo Veo'i Her hibaad i. ,., T.,;" m u ked, as h; v, a . . e ' ' tha k- r tii in a '....i " i i h - 1 s t wi 1 1 ; . . , ( , ' . ' !in !ids i rd . u ii -m.dh-r ab ait No Ml. .i;,d u;is V by t iie iving i k. a: ; i --'' sa!ii t.,e v pert, -.iiv b i.-ei t nf g d I e .' w h.,t ;!e y ar n . ' ' ' pres- He d t, aduee ) j' , . Irv s vl i'ra-ei." i f'toae. ab-.:it ; I - - ; i a. ! -waK-r diamond, h i- wpm1. ed i'J eo.j tor it. I . A:-.! 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From tie- mountains of our S: t'e-, -. nd her d uigh-e-rs h d : preserved for t In de ferns, and aaiaari - ' tatofu! iy distrib'tt-- i rice, oa1 s, vvh-.-.f. :i :. i - : to mirig an hum ns b t'otir fcei Jiigh, whi-'ii '. while above tie: altar i' - ' j plants w:t!i phi a - o; waving Pampas g;v. -s I ca, J ormi ng a '.;: i ' ' : ' ; (T '-s Caiiipo -e 1 j iie i i, rod d '. io - i I .S'.riag of briiiiad' -: ; 1. a ' o,t-e ti t ''.' ' r; i : i -r s a : i d b l i . : l g.eallliJlg 1 '".ha a,.i i - ; a l! 11 alii e-aV.-s a -. 1 ' . j ot our m ana: i i a I ne:.', ( o, aa i w,c .. ' taO St Ui hud, of !;! ' a' s ii; co n r.o : . : i i i"p a ih j iii. h; ol ; : i adi uai i ii vers. I ' - tbemums w ;.' ! ' : Lila y d -s.k and fera I roads w .re r . . f ; ( .... , . .!' t ' i ... t.ti : , ; i a ,S 111 . W , ' l - i - If ft j I -v r , , .