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1 1895 PROCLAMATION 1896 1
jsM qpi_ _ /-»| A ,j Mftl It_ „f + l,p Pall SQS Preparatory to our semi-annual inventory in February, it is necessary within the next few weeks to materially reduce our enormous stock to h& Ine UlOSing Up Ol llic r<*u luyu weed out a n broken and odd lines of merchandise that have accumulated during the past six months. Our principle is, and always has been, *£, I|| to carry over no odd lots, but to open up the new season with clean fresh stocks in every department; therefore, for the next 30 Days, commencing Monday, January 6th, X 1 The J. M. Hale Company I ... WILL OFFER THROUGH THEIR ... £3 _ -. = » rvyA • — — jjgsfr 1 —I January Clearance Sale — 1 B il .. *Y_ — §* £§ —— , . ft Their whole line of Dry Goods, consisting of black and colored Dress Goods, imported and domestic Novelties, Silks, Velvets, Domestics, Hosiery, Gloves, Ladiess and Gents' Lbderwear, Nations, Etc., fig. 7j|| at such ridiculously Low Prices that will surely move this aggregation of bargains in a short time. |&t vji Not a Question of Profits. "Slaughter 'Em" Is the War Cry. Values Not Considered. Everything Goes. gj£ r*l+\ i ii - i ■ ■■!■■»■ ■ ■ m ..— -—_-—■— Vj^V S Silks Domestics Domestics Black Dress Goods g ~ , T i ,ir v l . „ ...t_.*k .n..in> R, n „ri«i F" Fancy Blacks—Here is a line of about io pieces assorted stvlss Bedford _5_ •Gr# B .™«de Taffetas-We >>»; J™? "J?" . - U* £~f . Onblaacbad Mu.iln-«000 yard, good m stripes and cords, corkscrew and several novelties which we Wf- SB* feZ) raffetas, all new styles and colors; silk is worth 7SI per yard, A O I • m \g 9 I uty, extra finish, yard wme; regu Sf wish to close nut are da inches wide and original ot ice was / J>f Jfig but to move them in a hurry we will incur a loss. 40C Bleached Mu.lin-we will, sell one case of a lar price 1.8J<o; SAtfi PRICE, per yard wv to close oul are 44 Indies wide, ana original prke was f TsrsT, cAi p poir-L- * w thia very fine ipiaiitv 30 in. Bleached »■ _ V# t'-~i- sale rKiLC TcSv DALE rruuc Muslin, similar t<> Lonsdale, regular AC\ Indigo Mine I'ercnle = — 600 pieces of these gjf. •sHf, Black Brocade Taffeta—Five pieces 22-inch Black Brocade Taffeta, with l>"co 10c; balk prick, per yard » well-knowa wa.h f"' r 1 !-o"-=-c reV yHJrd' res " 5r Mohair Brocades-We have a big line of 46-inch Black Brocades and 7g?*V Z&Q colored figures, extra heavy quality, "up-to-date" patterns; we AO. ... . .... „ vfr „ „„._ .... . . , , „ bale price; per yard f!.... OKf Broches. This is the class of goods that is being worn so AA jgjflj. "Si have too many of this particular grade, so cut the line from 5000 yards of extra heavy well coy- „,',,,„, „„ „ , extensively, at the present time; however, reduction is the J)!.UU Ja $1.25 yard. SALE PrflCE ?firS' 50C ered English Flannelettes, every yard „W.i n worn; *i.4 SALE PRICE >S) Peau de Sole-All- silk, 23 Inches wide, with beautiful colored figures. of which is worth 10c. We give you J7 l V ,^ ! p- , r ' , t w ;"y» 8 rd l ' Uo, ' OUc yird ' «> C Cmnelshair Serge-A beautiful all-wool dress goods, 44 inches /A. <|g .fcfcA This Is a "great snap-/'an extra heavy, soft, handsome dress AO . ped sprends-io-4 white superior quality ex- this line at the remarkable price of wide; we have three pieces only, and they go at tirst cost. OIIC bR silk which we have been selling at $1.50 yard, cut nearly Iti VllC- tra heavy and beautiful pat ems, d» a t\f\ Turkish Towel. —SB ilraen inrse size and cv p PDifr-' (22^ W2i ? SALE PRICE * ' /uv Manallles while ..pread regular aI.UU \/#a*.*l heavy weight, nearly one ya d long; 01 MLC rK "- c ia S to close' outV all colors, 2, inches wide, new 5C Yard U Black Henrietta QJS C g •©# and desirable goods; very latest Persian designs and an extra "IF white Xapkin.-50 dozen of full in Inch all- Turkish Tow.!.-ThU 1« a beauty; we have 80 strictly an wow. reeuiar price is .1.00 per y.iru. Jg»T fine quality; have been selling at $i.2 S yard. /OC bfg'targaiSf regul " Oflc r— I °»» ' •««•■ iUtMa.irtM46iSohy.jg SALE PRICE fa SALE PRICE ' W li-Lnßic t i.Vr b :^ b4rg . a ! ,l . i h r A r E "?KrcE' re . gu !". , . 5r ..' 0 . r .: 0 ? Fur Is where we put the knife in deep; original cost not W? Arm,,ri.c — Four nieces all-silk colored Brecade Armure Silks, in- /*hb -ad KB /~V to be considered at all; our whole line is marked down; some F_ yard £*S» Brocade Armures J" 0 "'"A 1 i»«liv law i»» White Napkins-If you de.lre something ex. U" 1 L 11 Engii.n Flannel«rte.-We have about 38 el ces one-third and one-half below regular price. T\C up terchangeable effects, with small figures. Ihe line or colors taa fln» and at a very low prloe, tki nn ■ kna. H 1 left olthase very One flannel suiting.; 11\ , one tnira ana one naiipeinw regular price. gjl*/ >2a being broken, we will olfer this $1.00 quality cheap. I tIL call for our So. 3, fine'B in. Nap- > I (ill D "V B B preitycolon andd.Mgns; usual price bALt rKILE irom SAI 1- Pkirh" ksn,regularsLBo;BALEPaiCK.. ' ~ww • 1 | . A 111 M v 12>ic. V SALE PRICE _ .. , . „. , „ . , ~ . , _ flfcC SB sALt fKiLb .aw : W / \/ Black Mohair Suitings—lo pieces of 38-inch Brocaded Mohair JFr gg, Chenev Bros. Satins—24-inch Printed Satins, in black and navy grounds, Turkey Red Damask-We are going to offer 111 _________ Suitings: very pretty patterns and good value; regular price has sjO with colored figures; these goods talk for themselves; they are fj F» s line of oil-boiled, full width, 360 /ip - been 50c. SALE PRICE gafc to - lM ZSC We are going to offer you for sale Notions g —^—————■ _ during the coming week only, 350 ———— r,Moc df\f\Ac pairs extra heavy 10-4 white Woolen Ho .esupporter.,wacksiuoia hew, ic f a j. , i-« •t • SB* >IS\ COlOreQ UreSS UOOUS „ . Blankets; our regular $3.00 Blanket. raguiarpnoeafloiSAtß prick LadieS PurniSninSTS ®_ French Tricot Cloth-20 pieces of jS-inch wide all-wool Tricot JA. flOSiery We cut the price in the middle for 22c * OUt one week only. Kos( .„„ , „ak , , lte belt , , 2 , At 40C _ La d ies - ve ry fine heavy ribbed gray Vests and Pants, fv^ *«St ,s 500 yard. We want to close out this line. SALE PRICE.. regular price 200; SALE prick thr * . quarters wool , rcgu |ar price 75-. 4UC fig Fancy Suitings-25 pieces jfrinch t.ne Wool Stntmgs, in checks q cENTs-t.adiev heavy seam-.,., cotton ipI.SU. ' ,0c SALE PRICE VV V&> >SS and stripes: our regular 50c line, marked down half. LO\> Hose, fast Waok, extra ttuality, regu- . r ', R 1 „ „ A ~ f^Jj SALE PRICE lar price .'oc; ISC Hose sup, orters bhicu atoi wh in side, At 40c - Ladies' extra heavy Merino Vests and Pants, in white; i/\ IfegS. B Novelty Suitings-Tadk Look at this: ic. pieces very bale price ,OW _.. ...... rSZC 2 C value at price. 4llC B aflßf line 42-mch Novelty Wool Suitings; never sold less than 55C Jff 10 CENTS-L.dies-non crocking Hack couon 1 regular price 80; BALE PRICHI « SALb PKICb S a,,d6o SAL^R^^^ C 19C i SMfflfc 8C Under- Fjg g Sackings—Here's a line of Dres-j Goods you can't afford to miss; OAIJ "' rl^u AT Toothi.rnsi.es, = c SALE PRICE ■ t/V (p. comes in all colors, every thread wool, very serviceable and IF 50 CENTS-Ladies- fine silk and wool Hose, Lm4%\ ' regular price 8c; BALEPBICB w MP Ter) suitable for house dress or wrappers; have cut from'7sc to *lrtlt> taas, browns and maroons,a broken rri «aw -w f^i\#fflf/^A« xt i4i fl s*piitnw 15c At fi.oo—The Celebrated Dr. Warner's Strictly All-Wool (p 4 f\f\ ua-w SALE PRICE WV lr;sAiE«ff' M, :f.V. 00 :. CU !.'. n SUC Ye- ts and Pants: three broken lines; reduced from f ,. 25 and J)I.OU g| IS n^.. r sniN-VVe make a big cut on a I our Novelty Pattern Suits, in „.. .uparane fast black full The bforest Dress Goods barpalns ever B>t| Ptuel #«-s<>. SALE PRICE few, m VaoZNf TALE I pRr C E,VS I4rnS . . £heaP! fedUCed . n «.%«.e 50 C the City Of 5c At „c-Th.s is one of the best s ocCorsets in the mardet, and we have |J H g Mohair No V e.ties- 2S very pretty rough mohair effects 'in'numerous *^«™™ We will P !ace on our counters Moil- 19c jjr IS 7*V« weaves, showing spots, curls, wrinkles, dashes, and combin- 1«| 18 CENTS -Children's brown cashme o Hose, day and Sell until Closed out. 55 „! ' SAI E PRICE IWV JglW }»X Pleasing color combinations with stylish weaves; reduced lQ I t»r F CCS ot 40 and 42 Woolen Suit- aft! SOc , w. f . ! !'V" «H Irom 50c. SALE PRICE BBoi sale price r«-gu'ar price r f ,_ „-,i .1 , ~ i a tioa t..i .', ,■! n ,i. . Ladies' Flannel Waists and Wrappers, a samp c hne, nice y rf» 1 t\f\ sSmL Novelty Checks-8 pieces of those beautiful Renfrew Checks, all colors, SALE PRICE £feSL V 60C), at the trimmed and nvcl! made, to close out at' s oc on The $1.00. $1.00 «8 rffl 46 inches wide, all wool, and a good serviceable fabric; have 20 CENTS-Boys' Ricyclo Ho.c, fast ble.ck, * p SOOdos. whuaHemstitched HandkeT- c- SALE PRICE, 75c and ▼ Ja^A >t4 been selling right along at 75C a yard. - fll If* i xl , r ,' h ' extra heavy weight, very --irk _ chiefs, regular price U'c; I'lvlCE.... OC , . 7ga SALE PRICE ......... "U»v duraue „„,, ei.yMf. regular price 25C. 200 do. colored emb. Handkerchief., 5,. Baby Bonnets m silk, all colors, lined wi h silk and prettily (M^T - JL| bALI ' 1 Klc -' * tegular priceB' a c; BALE price. 5C trimmed with lace; marked down one-half; 50c to aM.i£t) ™™~™~^_____™^.™«™»««™™p»^»™«™™««^— ™—™™_^^^^^^^v^is* TRUE ATLANTIS BY «l. DE LOPATEKI, Ph. D. Venient annis Bacula sens Quibus Oceunus vlnculu rerum Laxet, et ingens patebit tellus Tethysqae novoa detcgat orbei .Nee. mi terns ultima thiile. —tieueca, Medea. A wonderful tale comes to us from Egypt, that land of mystery— pt, the cradle of civilization, home of pyramids which defy the ravages of time, und of Sphinx whose name alone signifies everything that is forgotten; Egypt on the Nile, without whose iu ilueuoe no history of the past is possi ble, when Isis and Osiris were wor shiped and whe.e the true learning was preserved when barbarism swept over the world. Egypt, so old that we epesk of its dynasties ns we speak in modern times of kings and presi dents, the land whioh is at onoe the de light and the despair of aroheologists, the country where the priests knew as much, if not more, than we do now, at the end of the nineteenth century. Egypt, which aloue of all the countries of the universe preserved the tradition of this continent ou whioh we now live, for really, I repeat, a vonderful tale comes to us, a tale as old as the twi light, of history. The great Greek philosopher, Plato, in Critias relates a strange tale, but certainly true, as Solon, the great law giver declares, which had come down in his family from his ancestor Dropi- j das, a near relative of Solon. This tale I deals with a mysterious laud, whioh to all the appearauoas was America. Ac cording to it, Solon, when he visited Egypt, fell into talk with au aged priest cf the saored city of Sais, who Baid to him: "Solon, Solon, you Greeks are all children—there is not an old man in Greece. You have no old tra ditions, ami know bu ! , one deluge, whereas there have been mauy de structions of mankind, both by flood snd Are. Egypt alone has escipad ;hem, and in Egypt alone is auoient history recorded; you are ignoraut of your own past." The priest further says that a long time before the deluge the city of Athena, founded by Athena, was rich und prosperous, famed for nighty deeds, the greatest of whioh vbb this: At that time there lay oppo lite the columns of Hercules (Gibral tar), in the Atlantio, an island larger than Libya and Asia t, Asia Minor) pnt together, from which sailors could pass to other islands and tbeu to a great land, a continent which surrounds the true ooean. In this island, the so-called Atlantis, had grown up a mighty power whose kings were deaceuded from Neptune aud had extended their sway over many islands and over a portion of the great continent, even Libya, up to the gates of Egypt, aud Europe as far as Italy, submitted to their sway. Ever harder they pressed upou the other nations of the known world, till they encountered the Greeks, who defeated them. But afterwards came a day and night of great floods aud earthquakes, aud At lantis disappeared, swallowed by the waves. This tale so deeply impressed Solon, that he meditated an epio ou the subject, but on his return stress of public business prevented nis desigu. STONE IMAGE FROM AIITLA In the Critias the empire ami chief city of Atlantis is described with wealth ef detail, aud the descent of the royal family from Atias, son of Nop tuue, aud a nymph of the island, is sat forth. Besides Plato, Theopompus of Chios, a historian of the fourth century, aud the celebrated Plutarch mention a con tinent beyond the Atlantic. In this tale of Atlatitis it is plainly shown that somewhere westward of the strait of Gibraltar thore existed in pre historic times a very large island from whioh the sailers oould reach many other isles aud a continent wbioh sur ronnda the true ocean, that is tho At lantic. The island, called Atlantis, was afterwards submerged or destroyed by earthquakes, and since that time ail traces of it were lost. Innumerable enthusiasts, ancient and modern, among the latter the most prominent being Ignatius Donnelly, endeavored to prove that the islands of Azores, are the remnants of Atlantis. This theory, no matter how ingeniously put forth, is, however, very vague. Plato says that the inhabitants of At lantis were highly oivilized. If so, then on the Azores we would find traces of their culture, but the faot is that no such traces are to be found. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORXINGr, JANUARY 5, 1896. Like any other legend, the Egyptian I tale of Atlantis is pro ably exagger j ated. Tha Azores are undoubterily ; remnants of a large island, but nothing of the size recorded iv Plato. The ' deep-sea soundings wade of late years j reveal the faot that the sunken land | was oounsoted through a lon? isthmus !or a "bridge" ou oue side with South j America, and on the other with ! Africa, while a third isthmus [ stretched towards the .British ! islands. Thus we see that : America, Europ* and Africa were at I our time connected with each other, ] but thi3 connection was afterwards de j stroyed by soma awful oataotrouh.. , The higher peaks of the destroyed laud I escaped, but they reveal nothing. 1 j There are no traces ot high culture ou | the Azores, aud noue on the numerous j I WenL ladiau islands, but if we cross ! them aud put. our foot on the soil of | Central America we meet with rem nants of such ancient civilization that it almost bewilders us. We ace cities so old that their age can be only im- I affined —stupendous ruins, as if m:ida jby the bauds of Titans; soulptures ] more elaborate than those of Assyria; ' images as mysterious as tha sileuf, | Sphinx; pyramids larger than those of j the hoary Egyp'; hieroglyphius which ! perhaps will never ba deciphered. We tread on a soil of suoh radiancy that, the Biblical E len oould not, bo more beautiful, and wa meat with remnants jof ancient people who even now pre i serve dim traditions of their glorious [ pist. Iv Southern Mexico and Cen- I tral Amarloa, mi l not ou tin Azores, Iwe have to look for Plato's Atlantis. Tne vast, contineut whioh "surrounds ; the true ojeau," solves the problem. I The traditional history of Yucatan j represents the peninsula as forming a powerful mouarcliy, the mighty Maya empire, whose rulers reared magnifl- j cent cities, palaces and temples. Iv | ' later times the empire was broken up I ' by civil wars aud dissension, the oivil | ization perished, the cities aud palaces wera abandoned aud converted into ruins, of which the most ancient aud famous is Paleuqup, resembling the | monuments of old world. In Guatemala, on the shore of tho beautiful Lake Atitlan, where now stiuds the town of Solola, there existed ! iv prehistoric times an opulent city, ! Teopan Atitlan, and not f-tr from it aro the ruins of the ancient Pat inamit, that is "the city," the Cakchiquel capitil. Northeastward from Quezaltenango was TJtatlan "road of the waters," the (juiobe capital and stronghold, the city famous far and wide by Its mag nificence, and even during the con quest tbe Spaniards found it to be the richest south of Mexico. The con necting link between the Mexican and Central American ruins is Mifla, or Miquitlan, Miotlau, a famous religions center often mention»d in ths tra ditional anuals of the Z ipoteos. The name meaus "place ot sadness," and even now if a Mexican passes near tbe ruins he will never enter them, but : orus-iug himself denotedlv, will mur mur: 'This is a dwelling of tho dead " I The buildings of Mitia were in ruius I when the Spaniards oame, but never- I theless their antiquity, they are the finest in the whole Nahua territory. In Southern Mexico aud Central ' America, especially Guatemala, we j meet with cities aud localities whose ! names are of a great importance. ; though it seems th . his faot has beeu , cum. . - ely ov li.< ■ 1 15 -id s At- I itlan, Utatlan, Mitla or Mic'lan, al -1 ready mentioned, we find tho names | suoh us Petatlau, Anthlan, Tzapotlan, j Tenhitlan, Totlau, Tenshtitlan, Onz- I cat lan, Utlatlan, Atnatitlan aud even i Allan and many others. Iv all these | names we have the root "tla," or tha I HEAD IN TEKKA COTTA-fIITLA I mora ancient "atl," and km al l means in | Nahue "water," "groat water," wa havo , here in a nutshell the name ot the ' ' ocßau that ia Ailautic ocean. The root tla, or atl, occurring so j I often, it brings us oue step nearer as •to wuere Atlantis was situated. It j was evidently iv Central America, for i merly connected with the old world Iby an isthmus, or a "bridge" of the ! Central American traditions. Tho high, though perished, civilization of | Yucatan and neighboring countries corresponds with the description giv en by Plato aud obtained from Egypt; the mag .itloeut ruius oau rival au 1 ever surpass those of tho old world, aud the sculptured symbols ant . images, for instance, ot ele ! phauts, show the great antiquity of 1 the Central American civilization. Elephiuts are found only in the foaail state iv America, and eveu if they | were sculptured after the pattern of j the old world, it must bave bean done !in the very earliest dawn of mankind. I According to the Egyptian tale of j I Atlantis, the great island, or rather the j isthmus between Afrioa and America was destroyed by a cataclysm long be fore the deluge. The deep-sea sound ings prove that a connection or an | isthmus existed; about its destruction wo have oiily traditions aud legends. Tha Toltec. Maya, Mlzteoe aud other legends plainly mention au awful catastrophe, which destroyed the bridge aud cut Oil the people from an eastern country, and the "Fopiil Van," : the national book of the Qutohes, 'ell ;ns that the "bridge" was destroyed by ; "tire aud tremendous earthquakes." The traditiTis of the native races ! prove ais.i that Central America was ! the Atlantis of Plato. The Uakohlquel M 6. says that the birthplace of tueir j race is called Titian (soot tla) and i when they emigrated they called their | stopping pine s Tulau also. The lu diaus living on the -hore3 of the lake ! Atlan, iv Guatemala, assert that they descend from a mighty people who i gave the name Atlan to a small lake, Ito a large lake that is Ocean (Atlantic ocean), and to the wholeoountry which ( they conquered (Atlantis). their j furtherest colouy was a oity of Atlan (near the water) ou the Atlantic side lof the Isthmus of Panama. Iv fact ! such a oity really existed even at the | time of the conquest. I The ancient Mexican legends say j j that after the flood Ooxoose uud his ] wife settled in a laud whioh they ! j 031 led Antlan. Afterwards they mi j grated northwards and settle 1 In Mex ico. Needy all the races that, settled ,In Mexico in very ancient times, be fore tho arrival of th' Azteos, traoed I I theii'origin baok to a plaoe.in Cen tral America, which they oalled ! Aztl iv. j The Indians of Atnatitlan have a - tradition that their ancestor! waged j war with a powerful while and bearded nalioti from the east. Daring the war I the "bridge"—that is the is'hnius—l ] was suddenly destroyed and many per- I ishe i, swallowed by the waves. This I ■ tale is almost identical with that of Plato. There are many ofhor traditions to the name effect preserve 1 among divers tribes of South Mexico and Central America, but which, for the lack of space, must be omitted. Wo thus see that Central America more lhau any other oountry in the world corresponds to tho description given by Plato, The high civilization attained by the people, the magnificent ruiua'of untold antiquity, the deep-sea souudiugs, the traditions of tbe past greatness, of intercourse with eastern nations, of an awful catastrophe simi lar to that recorded by Plato, aud, above all, the singularity of many names all poiutiug to the same root and even giviug us plainly tbe name itself, all that proves that Cen tral America and no other oountry oould have been the true Atlantis of i Plato, the supposed submerged island. |A. A. Eoltstroniof SIMS. Spring St., Is where I you want to go looking lor good wall paper at I the rndit price. IRREPRESSIBLE NEW MEMBER The new member ot congress, as a rule, is decidsdly '"new" in the strictest sense of the word. He is ah important, individual, indeed. About the first thing be does when he strikes town is to visit the clerk's office and see if tiis name is ou the roll. Then he visits the various departments just to let the officials know he is in town and is a fuii-flodged meuibsr of congress. If he is stopping at, a hotel he watches the register to see if any of of th» la'e arrivals are from his district. He then hunts up a friend, generally an old member of congress, to pilot him around town aud show him the sights. One of these "now" members, I will call him Jones for short, was in'ro duced to Senator Gorman the other day, and this is what followed: "This is Mr. Gorman, Mr. Jones," said the gentleuiau iv charge of the "new" member. "1 didn't catch the name," said Jones. "Gorman," replied the distinguished Marylander. "Memberof the house?'' inquired the "new" member. "No, s:r; senate." "Oh yea; Senator Gorman, I se I" repl I Mr X we mer, ' ije' me see! From w lai a ate, Mi" Gorman?" "Mar land," rani Senator Gorman, who by this time was somewhat irrita ted by iiis uewly-made acqu liutauoe'a Ignorance. "Oh, yes," replied Mr. Newmemb -r. "Democrat or Republican?'' This last question was more than the leader of ihe Demoora's iv the sen ate could stand, and with a look of dis gust ou Ins face he turned on his h«ei and walked hurriedly away, leaving Mr .Newin j ml>er aud his friend star.ug ut each other. This la only a sample of the stupid ity exhibited by the average new m m btr of congress—W. It. lieil iv Scrau tou Sentinel. A GLIMPSE INTO THE PARK There is a loug, high stone wall t hat partly surrounds Earl Keumare's de mesne ut Killaruey. The object of building this was doubtless privacy. i It is shaded with trees, but ivy creeps j over tbe coping to feel the sunlight. ; Hers the little toad flax and several Bpeolei of ferns rejoice—hart's tongue, adiantum, nigrum, polybody and wall rue. Moist winds caught tne spores and scattered them in the courses of this Jericho wall, and the wildings took root and nourished, and so woat might have been a dull, monotone"" ' walk Is interesting. But' was aggressive and in one 13 der shoots had toppled over a large stone from the coping. Aud what a ! picture waa revealed thereby—an ivy bordered vignette? Away for a dozen miles iv front, stretches tbe Lower L ike, dotted hero and there with ar butus covered islands. Mountains, who-e lower elopes are densely wooded, bound the lake on the right; and be yond, on the left, girdled about with blue .tills, ns-s the graud mass of Oaru Tual. Tins was the scene the ivy re vealed when i's busy fingers overthrew that bowlder from the wall. Has my Lard of Kenmare seen itSurely no, or tie woUid have eet a score of masons at work to put at intervals circular openings to aiioa views of the great silver mirrors framed by wood°d hill and mountain, and thus rej ncs the heart, of the lonely wayfarer.—London Echo. Attracted by a Mirror I A mirror U to most women what a I razor is to most men—an iudiapansable ; adjiiuot of tha toilet —and though the ! razor lias beeu relegated to the posses sion of the colored brother the pocket mirror finds a place iv the vest pooket lof every wall-equipped society beau— purely, of course, for the accommoda : tion of the ladies. The man about town wis foroib'y impressed the other day with the high esteem in whioh a womau holds har mirror, by the des perate meau3 some womeu resorted to ; when needing a reflection. The darky | employed at tne Laclede bauk was busily engaged polishing the brass j signs of the institution. He rubbed 1 aud scoured and brightened and wiped un il the perspiration stood out upon | the blaok marble of his brow, notwith- Btandluß tne day was chilly iv the cx i treme. He finished his task with a ! sigh of satisfaction, gather-d up the i uteusils he had employed aud disap peared into the b*uk just as three ladies turned the coruer ou a aemi gallop to o*toh aoable train whioh had already reached Broadway. Strange to fay, they made no attempt to stop the train. The bright convex brass surface, glistening iv the occa sional burst of suushide, focused their ; attention, and iv just three seconds | the group were busily engaged in front lof it arranging their bauga, putting on ; little dabs of powtler where they would ;do the most good, with a powder rag, aud iv suudry and divers ways finish ing their toilets. It was an exhilarating spectacle and was hugely enjoyed by the dudes loitering in tbe vioinity. j The Mm About Town is firmly oon-r i vince that a retailer oould attract at j tentiou in no better way than oy ex sing a French mirror in some con- Icuoiib position where it would ba • liable for nee.