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OVER THE BAY STATE. Walking Through Massachusetts from Town to Town. Old, Rlcli aud Finished Towns. Popular Industries The Brevity of New England, ITXeals Pau city of Conversation 3peclal Correspondence. - Boston, Oct. 27.Am footing it through a small portion of Massachusetts. Taking it easy from town to town and village to Tillage. Often quite ignorant In the morn ing where I shall bring up at night. Which state of mind relieves one of the necessity of carrying out a fixed plan. I like to drift and see where the tide trill carry me.' "Went from Boston to Salem by rail. Distance f teen miles, Salem museum of East India curiosities one of the most perfect aud best in the world. Sole relic of-Salem'a former commerce with India. Said commerce commenced by Capt. Elias Haskett Derby. Died 1799. Portrait of Derby in museum. Also of Nathaniel Bonditch, author of "Bon ditch's Navigator. n Very large brain; face tapers to a point at chin, like a wedge. Salem Is a very pretty city. Looks "un shed." Ditto harbor. Fortunes made long ago; none left to be made. Just enough peo ple resident to make a living. Overplus must leave. Moderate circumstanced young men must "Go TVest," go to Boston, or go to shoemaking at Lynn. Possibility that half of Salem's unmarried daughters die old maids. Peculiarity of old, rich and finished towns. Discovered that Marble head was but four miles from Salem. Street cars between the two places. Wont there. Very crooked town. Built In a tangle of rocks and hilla Rocks everywhere. Beauti ful harbor. Full of rocks. Islands plentiful far and near, large and small. Mostly bare gray rock. Houses planted crooked to avoid rocks. Area of eld cemetery half rock. Soil scarce for sepulchral purposes. Fa vorable cremation port. Few trees, nouses generally front directly on the street. Shoemaking everywhere. Large factories down to shops with one or two workers. In Marblehead everybody talks shoes or fish. . Old fort at entrance of har bor. No guns. Barracks in ruins. Thir teen notices forbidding the. publio to go on the ramparts. Marblehead a monumental town. Monument in cemetery to forty- three heads of famines and twenty-two boys. Fishermen drowned in gale of Sept. 9, 1843, on the "Grand Banks." Granite shaft in town to Captain Thomas Mugford, who, in 1776, with the Franklin of seventy tons and four four-pounders, captured a British vessel of SOO tons and ten four-pounders. Another monument to soldiers and sailors Of Marblehead who perished during the Re bellion. Town pumps very numerous, sometimes on sidewalk. In which case sidewalk runs Over pump, or part of it. Three of the old- urns juaroieneaa ministers buried in a ruined cemetery. Wives alongside. Inscrip tions in Latin to ministers; in English to wives, skull, scythe, hour-glass and cross- bones accompanyif. r ouna locgings tor tne ment at a boarding-house. Hotel fulL Theatrical company. Shown to room by handsome landlady In curl papers. Left the house. . Strolled about till supper tune. Could not find the house. Crooked and Incomprehen sible streets. Found it at last just where J I 3-11. a. 1L J 'I .III . . x uian e expec& is. liuu miui neicner land lord nor landlady, sitting-rooni nor supper. Only one wide empty hall. Presumable landlord at last appeared. Told him I wanted something to -eat Asked me with whom I was stopping? "In this house, of course." Said "this was two boarding-houses with one halL" Couldn't tell bim to which house I belonged. Left him to find out. Presumable landlord disappeared. Called for "Sarah." - Probable satisfactory' expla nation by "Sarah." Supper: hash and hot biscuits. Ate through two sets of boarders. Marbleheaders eat fast; vita est brevis, and there's much else to do besides eat in Mar- ' blehead. , Average time for Marblehead din ner, ten minutes. Man who sits half an hour at table regarded as an anaconda, though he consume but a single slice of bread. Con sumption of viands rated entirely by time one sits at table. . . Walked from . Marblehead to Salem next morning. Then went south, found a road leading west. Asked a man where I was going. Told me to Peabody. ffever neard or re&boay. "uow large a pl&oe?" Man said, "'twasn't much of a place." Traveled on, ascended a hilL Saw five steeples a mile away. Peabody. Smart bustling town. Found there monument to seven men of North Denvers killed at the battle of Lexington. Left Peabody to its fate and footed it northward. Was told my road led to North Reading, five miles distant. Roads here labelled as "streets." Traveled on "Lowell street" past hedges, swamps, fields and farm houses for miles. Road to Lowell. Young man in an empty hay cart Invited me to ride. Seat on the rail, or weather out rigger, of cart. Perilous. Y. M. informed me that I was now in the town of West Pea body. West Poabody not satisfied. Wants to separate from Peabody. Peabody ha3 gas, water, police, fire companies and other city privileges. West Peabody, three miles away in the country, hasn't, but pays taxes therefor. Principal produce of West Pea body strawberries and onions. Onions diffi cult to raise. Has two special parasites, and hard to keep free from weeds. One bushel of onions costs as much labor as seven bushels of potatoes. Hard country to live In. Where do the young men gof Mostly to Lynn, to -work at the shoe busi ness. N, B. Thirty odd years ago they -went Test. Is the West filled up? Average Lynn wages,th9 7' said, amounted to about $500 per dliaum. Ilad heard of a "cutter" who made ti per day and of a "laster" who made 7. Remarked that the days of shoe making were over. Meaning, probably, the money making days of shoemaking for workers. Drove up at last to a large horne itaad and range of barns. Air of general prosperity. "Father's place." Father was away, "stumpitjg for Butler." Arrived at North Reading. Straggling village. No hotel. Inquired of the post master for lodgings. Told, me to go to Mr3. Flint's, second housa from public school. Went. Mrs. F. not In. Mr. F. was. Mr. F. has no authority on the premises. Could not promise to take me in. Must wait for Mrs. F. Back in half an hour. Waited Mrs. F.'s return. Mrs. F. returne.l. Codul ot take nv Full. New com nan v. Di rectea to Mrs. Jirowns, us;; -quir i:u near church. Went Flint 'lo:-. No knocker. No 111. Finally woke Mrs. Brow n. Gl:irod at me through s-() ct .i W. Stated my cuss. Stranger; wanto I .-.uj.jhm-, lodging and breakfast. Would not only pay "therefor, but be most thankful AUtl to walk In and sit down. Walked in aud sat down In the "living room." Back pa f lor. Rag carpet. Home-made ruga on car pet. Braided colored rags sewed together by old lady. Pretty patterns, fine shading and wonderfully exact for hand and homo made wortc Complimented rugs. Old lady concluded to let me stay. Asked me how I came to North Reading. Told her I came on foot from Salem. Regarded me with suspicion. Felt she put me down as a crim inal flying from justice. Felt uneasy. Couldn't explain. These people can't see any reason for" traveling on foot when the railroad is so handy. Their sole idea of travel is rapidity. .Told her I wanted to see the country. Failed to satisfy. , ; Supper Jtlme. Six r. ir. Red table cloth. One white napkin. Mine. Old lady flung it at a plate. Air contemptuous. Seemed to" sayi "City man, I s'posef Can't eat without his napkin 1" Knew then where I was to sit. Nice home-ms.de bread, apple-pie,, "apple sats," lima beans, three wood teamsters, old man, boy and elder son for supper. Musky smell, bfrrn-yard, boots Supper talk on shoemaking and tan-bark. Old man and eldest son talked tan-bark till bedtime. Retired early. Church bell rang at nine o'clock. Thought town on fire. Mistake. Old custom. Slept presumably- in the, "spare bedroom." Large bed. SmalJ towel. Wash pitcher ditto. Family high school certificates frame! and hung on the wall. Also, motto. Perforated card board. In worsted, "Upward and Onward." Door wouldn't latch. Creaked all night. Breakfast at six o'clock in the morning. Same table talk as in the evening Tan bark. Heard of Mrs. Peter's illness. Con sumption. Man at table remarked that "it was a bad thing to have." Mrs. Peter3 was a Fitch before marriage. Husband lost his situation. Boston store. Was gone a week on vacation. Came back. Was told he wasn't wanted. No reason. Sad all round. Started for Lexington, fifteen miles dis tant. Passed through town of North Read ing and "Woburn. Never heard of them be fore. Bustling, thriving places. Kind young man, with slew horse, hurrying to catch a Boston train asked me to ride. Car ried me to North Reading. Young man a Boston clerk hurrying to his store. Footed it thence to Woburn. Distance five miles. Met an old soldier traveling same road. G. A. R. Bullet near the right eye. Cutaway tear glands. Pension. Hired out as nurse. Had been tending fever patient. Good so ciable fellow. Free and easy. In Woburn asked him to "take something." Few saloon signs visible. Piloted me to a back door round a corner. Grocery store. Back room. Bar. Full of jugi . Cart at door loading with them. Apparently a large ex port trade. Rum. Old soldier took whisky. Grocer measured a bar tumbler full and handed him. Saloons seem con traband in Woburn. Cause, temparanca agitation. Arrived In Lexington at noon. Pretty place. Wide streets. Comfortable dwefi ings. Elms. Quiet. Sat on the historic Lexington green. Small area. Triangular In shape. Fenced. One liberty pole. One mounted cannon under it. One monument erected 1739, to the seven of Lexington who fell there. A "John Brown" fell at Lexington also. Seven dwellings on one side of the green. Two churches and three dwellings on the other. Wondered if the people livi ing in these houses thought .of the battle o Lexington every time they looked out of their front windows. Left Lexington for Concord. Six miles. Sams road the British traveled. Hill and dale. Fine views. Church steeples in every direction. - Concord. Stopped at the old "Wright tavern." Built in 1747. Modern fashioned without Antique within. Parley with landlady to secure lodgings. House full. Only the garret left. Clean house. Slun fare. Supper". Bread, medium butter, - verging on strength. Slabs of pressed corn beef. One to each guest. Tea, cake. Seats; for ten at table. Estimated first cost ot fare or the board at seventy-five cents. Landladv said she was sixty years old. Even she didn't think she looked over fifty. Old graveyard opposite tavern. On a hilL DroDDed in. Large dwelling house stands in the burvinz srround. fronting on the street Back-door, yard all graveyard, Kitchen door ODens on rows of old tomb stones six feet distant Prentice Mclford. Dill Nye Tells Abont Smiles. Denver Opinion, There are many varieti es cf the genus emiles. There's the smile that's childliks and bland, the cultivated smile, and the plebeian smile that ripples forth like the first joyous laugh of the boiler factory, and tbit spreads out with a gurgle that closes the eye, trots out the wiiom teeth and then shows a roguish dimple in the tonsils. There might be enumerated, also, the classical smile, the subdued smile, the parlor smile, the sacred smilo, the before-election smile, and the after-election smile. Then we have the stage smile and the por trait smile. Do you call to mind the genial smirk which is, in fact, the thin silk over skirt of joy covering the silicia sham Of a nameless woe? Do you happen to have about your house the photograph of a friend whose petrified gay e.ty fills your eyes with briny weep? A joy I do not feel. Joy is something that we cannot seize ruthlessly and lead it into the photograph ers laDoratory oy the ear. I've tried that I always leave my umbrella and my hope behind when I go into the photographer's gilded hell. I can laugh while the dentist pulls out my sound teeth and plugs the poor ones, and I can even be gay while nature and the cucumber of commerce are engaged in mortal combat, but I cannot affect a joy that I do not feel while the cast-iron hat rack of the artist leans against my love of home, and the artist bids me look at a place on the wall that is freckled with iodine. I am positive that the art of photograph ing Is upon the eve of a grand stride toward perfection. Those who have never seen any thing on the eve of a grand stride will find little of interest in what I am about to say; but the day is not far distant when no sane man will have bis photograph pulled with out the administration of an anaesthetic Cut this out and see if I am not right. That Statue or Liberty Again. Puck. MP 'fc CARLYLE'S PHILOSOPHY. Compiled From the Extract From me note uoou, "'Stand up for thyself withal.' .That, say the Germans, is the eleventh commands ment; and truly in these time3 for an in eenuous soul there is not, perhaps, in the w - - whole decalogue a more important one." "And in all kinds of times, if the ingen uous soul could but understand that only in proportion to its own divineness can any part or lot in divine possessions be vouch safed it how inexpressibly important It would be." "If men were only ignorant, and knew that they were so, only void of belief, and sorry for it, instead of filled with sham be lief and proud of it ah mel" "Prayer is the aspiration of our poor, struggling, heavy-laden soul toward It eternal Father; and with or without words, ought not to become impossible, nor, I per suade myself, need it ever." "Miracle? What is a miracle? Can there be a thing more miraculous than any other thing? I myself am a standing wonder. It is the inspiration of the Almighty that giv- eth us understanding." "What tve have done is the only mirror that can show us what we are." "Wonderful universe! Were our eyes but opened, what a 'secret' were it that we daily see and handle without heed." 'Writing is a dreadful labor, .yet not so dreadful as idleness." "Is not every thought an inspiration? - Or how is one thing more inspired than another." 'The quantity of pain thou feolest is in dication of the quantity of life, of talent, thou hast; a stone feels no pain." "This I begin to see, that evil and good are everywhere, like shadow and substance; inseparable (for men), yet not hostile, only opposed." Habits of a Codfish, Laramie Boomerang. A correspondent says that the codfish f re quant '"the table lands of the ocean." The codfish no doubt does this to secure as nearly as possible a dry, bracing atmosphere. The pure air of tho submarine table lands gives to the codfish breadth of chest and width cf lungs which we have always noticed. The glad, free smile of the codfish is largely at tributed to the exhilaration of this oceanic oltitoodleum. The codfish when at home rambling through the submarine forests does not wear his vest unbuttoned, as he does while loafing around the grocery stores of tho United States. Bartholdi says his model of the statue ing the World." She did more than once, the pose. mother posed for the of "Liberty Enlighten- We all know After Twenty ITeare. New York Sun. Two old acquaintances met on the street who had not seen each other for twenty years. Their greeting wa3 most effusive. "Well," said one, "I'm surprised to. see you here. How have you been?" "First rate. You're looking well." "Yes, never felt better in my life. Fine weather we're having." t "Beautiful. But I suppose we can expect rain soon?" "Yes. I shouldn't be surprised. Well er I suppose I'll see you again before long?" "Oh, yes." "Ah er good-day." . 'Er good-day ." They shook hands awkwardly and de parted. Dreams, Sot ItusInesM Fills His Head. Life. Disastrous results of a summer vacation. After L'xamiuing a Political State ment. Rockland Courier. "I tell you what," airily exclaimed Per kins, as he sat down to the supper table, "I was in a tight place this afternoon." 'Yes, I know you were," interrupted his wife in a clear, cold utterance that cut like a knife; "I saw you coming out of it." And then it flashed across Perkins' mind that he had incidentally .stepped into a saloon with a friend, for the purpose of ex amining a doubtful political statement, and the supper was finished amid a silence so profound that ho could plainly hear a nap kin ring. James Jaynsays of Da Qulncey: A more gracious and genial personage I never met. Picture to yourself a very diminutive man carelessly very carelessly dressed, a face lined, careworn and so expressionless that it reminded me of 'that chill changeless brow where cold obstruction's apathy appals the gazing mourner s Heart, a lace iiko aeatn in life. The instant ne Degan to speait, however, it lit up as tnougn oy eiectnc light; this came from his marvelous eyes, brighter and more intelligent (though by fits) than I have ever seen in any other mcrtaL" &drottsmrnt$. THE WHITE HOUSE. MESSRS. RAPHAEL WEILL & CO. - Have the honor to announce to their numerous customers of the Hawaiian Islands that they are prepared to take Special Orders for ... . all kinds of Merchandise in the 'DRY GOODS LINE, To be executed in Paris by their buyers, and delivered in Honolulu, via San Francisco,' in transit. We beg further to call their attention to our long established house, known all over the Pacific for its 'honorable dealings, and beg to assure them that we will spare no pains to" continue to tlesrra their '-7 patronage. :o:- All Orders Promptly Executed, and Samples sent on Application. -:o:- N. W. Corner Kearny and Post Streets, FEANOISCO. 447 np3fcw iAfc&trltstmtnls. THE M. USB"- ' Opposite Campbell's Block, and Nexir Doorlto the Neiv Bank Building, Cor. Fort and Merchant Streets. :o:- "Key" Brand Gin; For Sale in Quantities to Suit, . At Lowest Market Rates. APPLY TO FKEET PEACOCK Pantheon Stables, Cor. Fort & Hotel Streets. LIVEEY, BOARDING, AND SALE STABLES. 23 Nuuanu Street, Honolulu, llawallait Islands. 400-tf Notice to the Public. Thfe Elite Carriages tor hire at all hours of the dry or night; also, conveyances of all kinds for parties going arouad the Island. Excellut Saddle Ilorsea for Ladles and Gentlemen. Guaranteed Gentle.' 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