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-=n R -A. 3VC OIST-A. !— — California's « STTZLNTiLsrir « WINTBB * H"OME I ————————^———— ———— ———»— ~ t THE LAND OF ORANGES, Tropical Scenery, Sunshine and Health ! LW. DEMS, General Agent, 242 North Main St., Baker Block, or J.DeBARTH SHORB,PrestSan Gabriel Wine Co. P.O. address, San Gabriel, Cal J. M. TIERNAJST, Local Agent, Shorb's Station. P.O. address, Alliambra, California. CASCARONES. j\m f»ld-Time Calif orn la and Mex ican Amusement. Those who are acquainted with the customs of old Spanish towns in Califor nia know what cascarones are, and arc probably familiar with the ways of us ing them and the additienal enjoyment tbey lend to all dances where they are need. To such of our readers who are not well-posted in the matter we will attempt to give a few words of explan ation. Tbe origin of the custom of easo.irone breaking is probably -urrouuded with as impenetrable a mystery as the identity of tbe "man in the iron mask." It was brought to California hy the early Span ish families from Mcx co, and up to within a few ye. is past, it was au at tractive feature of every dance given during a certain portion of the year. Cascaroue season begins according lo custom at 12 o'clock Christinas night, and lasts until Ash Wednesday, and any one of our old citizens can tell of the grand times at cascaroue balls in the "flash days" when the custom was at: its height. Dauces were of almost nightly occurrence then, nnd hundreds I of dozens of cascarones wi re broken in an evening, aud many a poor family derived a handsome income from the manufacture aid ade of cascarones. They sold at a dollar per dozen in the early tart of tbe evening and in the "wee sma' hours" when the commodity became scarce, nn ounce ot gold-dust has been known tv be given for a single dozen. Many interesting stories could be told of the c iso.irone balls of the past, hut only one will he mentioned, as an in stance of the popularity of this peculiar feature ot the halls On one occasion, at a ball given at the residence of Dou Joae Abrego, Pete Serrano, then a nm ehacheco, was on hand selling cascar ones. A gentleman approached and asked what be would take for his cas carones, "One dollar a dozen," was the answer, "How many have you?" was next inquired. "Forty dozen." All right. I'll take them." Taking the basket be started down the hall, but had not taken a dozen steps when he was surrounded by a number of yonog ladies, and in a moment all hands were diving into tbe busker, coming ont with doiuhle hands) ill and crashing them on his head, while he manfully strove t > return a few of tbe complimeots be received. Iv tive min ute* not oue of the forty dozen casca rones remained whole. The modus operandi of cascurone making is very simple, aud about as follows: Into an empty eggshell—whole, except for an opening in ono end jnst large enouirb to remove the original contents —is placed about a teaspoonful of finely chopped paper of various bright colors and gold tinsel, then the opening is nearly closed by pasting a piece of colored paper over it, and then tbe cascaroue is all ready for use. In Mexico, iv the good old times, ijuando habia mucho oro.golddust mixed with diamond dust was often used to fill the eggshells at the swell fandangos given by tbe old grandees. And it is done occasionally now a days by tome of the wealthy Dons who wish tn do the thing up in style. Other ways of tilling tbe shells was to use perfumed powder, and sometimes rare and costly perfumes were nsod. Very often the shells were beautifully deco rated and sometimes hand-painterl. |„ Monterey, before the decline of the cus tom, the shells were often colored in fanciful designs like Faster eggs, and at other times tastefully dec orated with different colois of paper. Chopped paper and tinsel were usually put in the shells, but on more than one occasion gold dollar pieces were used— one in each shell. Spiced candy was often used, and sometimes powder and perfumer/. Housewives religously save the shells of all the egg, they use and put tbem away until cascaroue season ootnes arouud. In cascaroue breaking it is not neces sary that oue should be acquainted, in fact, it is a sort of "mashing" proceed ing all through. The act of breaking a cascarone on another's head is to be con sidered a compliment by the recipient, who is iv honor bound to return it at the first opportunity. The proper way to break them ii to crush the Bhell in the band over the person's head, allow ing its contents to fall on tbe head. Iv the excitement of the amusement, how ever, the shell is more frequently broken on the head, regardless ot locality or force used, and is oftentimes suggest ive of anything but amiable feeling on the part of the bestower. When the ice is once broken by some adventurous maiden or plucky man, the contagion soon spreads, and iv a very short time everybody is chasing around the room 'breaking cascarones indiscriminately, and receiving them from all sides. These mock battles usually occur between dances. Years ago a sort of game was played in tbe breaking of cascarones. It was an object— like in the old game of "tag"—to break the last ott-caroue on another. The one breaking the last wis allowed the priv ilege of asking the other every time they met, "How are my chickens' '' and the other would be expected to give them a present for the benefit of the chicken— candy, etc., being usually given. This was allowed to be kept up uutil the next cascaroue dance, when the game was all played over. The English Party System. But there comes iv a feature, a natu ral but BOM the less a regrettable fea ture, of the English party system. As tbe object of the parly in opposition is to turn out the party in power aud seat itself in their place, every oppo sition regards with the strongest preju dice tbe measures proposed by a ruling ministry. Cases sometimes occur where these measures are so obviously necessa ry, or so evidently approved by the na tton, that ihe opposition accepts tbem. But in general it scans tbem with a hos tile eye. Human nature is human na ture, aud when the defeat of a Govern ment can be secured by defeating a Gov ernment bill the temptation to the op position to secure it is irrisistible. — [New Princeton Review. Family talk, Irish May Flower, at Drug gists. Sunrise. Silence profound: theu fiintly Low throbbings In ihe air, A presence holy, saintly, Hushed voices breathing prayer, A wavering light uncertain, A soft glow spreading wide, A dusky, sombre curtain Drawn silently aside. Pale rays of rare completeness Far down tho sky's dim lawn. Moist lips of rosy sweetness Upraised to kiss the dawu A sudden burst of rapture From bird-throats swelling long, Which echo elves recapture, And Hood the earth with song. A richer color showing A Hush across the grey, A deeper carmine flowing, Night shadows rolled aw ay. A gleam of polished silver, A glow of burnished gold, A liquid mass of spleudor, A glory manifold. 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