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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISE!?, SEPTEMBER 27, 1887.
REMEMBRANCE. I do rem!n 1 me how, when, by a bier, I looked my lat on an tmanswerlop: face. Serenely waiting for the wave's embrace. One who wouM fain have comforted naitl: "Dear, Tfcirf the worst. I j :.. bitterest drop U here. Impartial fato has done you this ono grac, That till you go to your arointed place, Or noon or late, there Is no more to fear." It was not true, my houI! It was not true! Thou art not Io:;t while I remember thee, leaver and friend!" I cry, with bated breath. What If the years, slow creeping like the blue, KesistlosH tMtf. should blot that face from me? Not to remember would be worse than death! Julia C. II. Iorr in Scribner a. A CHINESE BLUNDERBUSS. A Clumsy and Unwieldy WeaponA Load for Two Men. Two ChinoHO blunderbusses liave been received from Shanghai by the Winches ter Amis company from their agent in China. The largest weighs 80 pounds, is over C feet long, and the barrel contains almost metal enough to make a good 8iw.il cannon of the present day. It ap-jK-ars to be made of iron three-eighths of an inch thick at the muzzle, with a bore one inch in diameter. The wood work extends to within a few inches of the muzzle, and the barrel i3 made fast to it by live iron bands rudely but firmly riv eted together. Just what, kind of wool it was inado of no one could tell, but it seemed as hard as hickory. The stock or butt was very small and was not made after the jKittern of the stocks of the present arms now in use. For the trigger or hammer a jx?culiar device was resorted to. An incision about one-quarter of an inch wide was made in the center of the barrel stock, through which, fastened by a pivot, wa3 sus pended the trigger, formed in the sliape of an S, with a split at the top forming two prongs, in which probably was placed come combustible, and when the under part was pulled backward it would de scend upon a littlo projection at the left Bide of the barrel, probably intended for a flint pan. Taking it all in all, it was about the most clumsy and unwieldy weapon ever got up, and when loaded must have been fully as dangerous to the possessor as the intended victims, if not more so. Unless he was a giant and possessed of herculean strength no one man could ever manipulate it, and the Chinese must have l'en giants in the days when it was used. It was explained by a representative of the Winchesters later, however, that the, guns were intended for two men to handle. One man went ahead and car ried it upon the shoulders. Behind him came the soldier who did the Bighting and pulled the trigger. No one was able to tell whatever became of . both men after the charge had hnxm fired. It must have kicked bad enough to knock the rear man out the first round, and the man in front well, the concussion would be sufficient to knock the head off an ordinary man's shoulders. The smaller weapon was much after the same pattern, but looked much more harmless. It had a cord at tached, evidently for tho purpose of swinging it over tho shoulder to carry while on a march. New Haven Union. Peculiarities In Caps. Wherever a French woman goes she retains the particular cap of her native province, and after the French and Ger man war wo confess it was not without a sad feeling of sympathy we saw the wearers of thoso of Alsaco and Lorraine, knowing thoso names must have been deeply graven on their hearts. At the same timo the Alsatian bon, composed of very broad black riblon, became a fash ionable addition to a lady's wardrobe, and must have seemed to the crushed in habitants of that conquered region like dourislung a victor's Hag in the face of a foe. The voluminous cap worn by the women of Boulogne is only remarkable for its border, leing alout three inches deep, stiff and fluted. When the wearer rests it falls over tho forehead, and is only seen to advantage when walking against the wind, which tills it like a sail and makes it stand erect, the flutings radiating from the face as a center a little suggestive of tho head of a saint in a picture by an old master, surrounded by a halo. When the weather calls for wanner covering the cap is surmounted by a hood of some woolen material; never a hat or a bonnet. The French jH'asant remains a peasant to the end of her days, and does not affect an imita tion of her superiors or appear in their discarded finery. Boulogne Cor. San Francisco Chronicle. "Where Creinonas Are Made. Markneukircheu, a little town in Sax ony, is known far beyond the frontier of that kmgdom as the place where excellent musical instruments are manufactured, more especially violins, to which latter it owes the name of "Saxon Cremona." Its manufactures comprises nearly the whole field of instruments, such as guitars, flutes, clarionets, wind instruments (in brass and German silver), accordions, concertinas, zithers, bass violins, violon cellos, etc. Many a musician owns an instrument regarding which he "barely knows whence it camo owing to the fact that a large irtion of the Markneukircheu manufacturers sail under a foreign flag; and many an instrument bearing a cele brated 'label' originated in the quiet little Saxon town, which at the present moment stands at tho head of this special branch of industry. Kansas City Times. He WIsliMtl He Was a Goose. A lady returning home on an ocean steamer was much amused at the flirta tion of the steamer surgeon and one of the fair passengers. One day, when the breeze wafted strongly in her direction, these words were borne to her from the loving couple: "It's so chilly,"- said the young lady; "I feel as if a' goose were walking over my grave." "Do youV asked the surgeon tenderly. "I wish I was that goose." New York Mercury. The Story of a Swallow. A pretty Scandinavian tradition says tiiat the Bwallow hovered over the cross of our Lord, crying: "Salva! Salva!" Console! Console!) whence it was ever called svalow, tho bird of consolation. There is a curious story that this bird brings home from the seashore a stone that gives sight to her fledglings. Ex change. A tourist in Florida says he has not been able to find a verified "instance of an alligator injuring a man or child. tights seen in- coba." . Motes of an Observer Who Accompanied the Senatorial Tarty. Uon the second day of our stay in Havana the senators were invited to the home of the captain general, the invita tion lxjng nent through the American consul, Gen. Williams. In accordance with the invitation, tho party of "dis tiguidos viajeros Americanos" took car riages alut midday for the home of the great dignitary in the suburbs. We made a funny string of dilapidated victorias, multitudinously patched and mended, and measly little horses, which, in appearance, beat the mule in sorrow ful abstraction and utter hopelessness. We went in a belter skelter way up the Frado, past the Campo Marte, and out the Pasco Tacon to the noted gardens and country house of the Spanish ruler. In the tropical gardens are worlds of fruits and vegetables, many of which we never see in the north. Why, to see them once leaves your mouth a little like that of a hungry dog eyeing a forbidden bone. In the same gardens there may le cocoanuts, dates, lemons, oranges, limes, sappadillos, zapotas, mammees, pomegranates, bread fruit, bananas, tam arinds, pine apples, mangoes, alligator Iears, star apples, grape fruit, guava, castard apples, yams, rase apples, citrons, ifhd so on in an endless list. The workmen were negroes and a few coolies, slaves, or ex-slaves, and some were nearly naked and all naked to the waist. In the workshops I again ol served a curious thing, and that is the tendency to make all motions away from the body. They sharpen pencils, whittle, hew and saw never inward or toward the body. It looks odd to see them saw with tho stick fixed in position and the saw held perpendicular in front of it with its back to the body, and thus raised up and down. When a person wishes tc beckon another, he holds up his hand with palm outward, gives a sharp "p-s-s-t," which is the universal liailing signal in Cuba, and then waves his hand outwardly in exactly the opposite motion to what we would make. While we gathered at the stables the captain general's daughter had her splen did saddle horse, of pure Andalusian blood and brought over from her home, brought out and shown off for us, whik a groom clung to hiia desperately to keep him down out of the clouds. Finally we returned to the house and . proceeded informally to the dining room, where all were seated around a single long table except the captain general himself, who remained standing behind ' his daughter's chair during the meal. Our party was a good deal embarrassed by this, for, as we just filled the chairs, it looked as though we had crowded oul our exalted host. We then concluded that it was througl; point of etiquette or ceremony that he did not sit at table with us. So anxiouf were re that one of our ladies asked m daughter, and she explained that at sucl affairs her father rarely seated himself. He liked to stand and overlook the table, and see that the servants neglected nc one. He never ate at such entertain ments, as he has a weak stomach for in dulgences, and takes only very plain and simple food regularly. The servants were in gorgeous livery: the wine was superb, so that some of the connoisseurs of our party felt their eyes sparkle, and the refreshments simple ir cliaracter and plentiful. "When it came to the champagne the captain general made a speech, win 1 was translated by the consul general, and Mr. Sherman responded, the consul gen eral again translating, and all drank standing. The speeches were the usual conventional exchanges of compliments and good wishes, but the consul genera told us afterward that the captain general spoke with more warmth and evident sincerity than was usual with him on such occasions. Before we left an invitation was given to come again in the evening, when there would be music and dancing. A large number of our party accepted, and oui young ladies were much admired, and made a great impression. The Spaniards were greatly pleased at the ladies coming and dancing, and our young man showed some of the senoritas a tiling or two in waltzing. The more we saw of Cuban women the more unqualifiedly we acknowledged their wonderful beauty. We hardly saw a homely woman in Havana, and we saw some leaut.iful Injyond description. There is a sameness about the beauty that might in the collective grow a little monotonous, btit an individual instance is incomparable. Even if the face is not otherwise fine the lustrous eyes can light up and glorify it, and the eyes of the Cuban women are like stars of the summer, night, and the velvety black masses of hair bound about their heads and thrust through with a gold Ixxlkin, after custom immemorial in old Spain, truly woman's crown of glory. The sensuous perfection of their forms in soft and graceful outlines, the witchery of the dark eyes and alluring lips full and rich, tho sly grace of the fan or cigarette, the dainty, arched feet, with gold embroidered black stockings, and that most beautiful of all ornaments for the head, the mantilla, have often been celebrated in song and story and poetry, but they never received any more praise or admiration than they deserved. Cuba Cor. Cincinnati Commercial Ga zette. Itoats In Ceylon. The natives of Ceylon have queer boats. They are quite long, and so narrow, sajs a correspondent, that I could not keep in one of them without putting one leg in front of tho other. Tho whole alfair stands well up out of the water and is kept from capsizing by a long balance log about six feet out from the boat and secured to it by two lightly curved spars. All that I saw had small square rags for sails, which could only be set with a free wind. When the wind gets strong one or more of the crew are sent out to squat on the balance log. the number found necessary for this purpose denoting the strength of the wind thus they speak of a one man gale, a two man gale and so on. They are said to be excellent sea boats and to make good speed, but no ono accuses them of being comfortable. For eign Letter. It appears that Gen. Boulanger has good reasons for shutting down upon the bribing of foreign servants by his officers. Europe is overrun with epies. 3&&ftti5cinfius. NEW GOODS! B. P. EHLEES & CO. 99 Fort Street, Have just ojened a new consignment of TSTEAV and SEASONABLE GOODS, 11 n spection Invited.T If you want a fine CIGAIl, try some arrived at HOLLISTEE & CO.S, 109 Fort 73 HE. E. Alclntyre & JBro., IMl'OKTKRH AND DKALKKS IN G-roce:ries Provisions and Feed EAST eOKNKR FORT AND KINO STREETS. New (Joods received by every packet from the Eastern States and Europe, i'reah California Produce by every steamer. All orders finthfully attended to, and Goods delivered to any part of the city free of charge. Island orders solicited. .Satisfaction guaranteed. Tostottice Box No. 145 Telephone No. 92 60apl7 1876. GEO W. R XT. I LD ER 75 and 77 Kinp Street, - - - - Honolulu Bell Telephone No. 275. Sole Agent of the Hawaiian Islands for JOS. SCHLITZ' MILWAUKEE BEER. J. (SSlictaiut mriitig Co., SAN FRANCISCO. NATIONAL. BREWING SAN FRANCISCO. WV WINS S. LACHHAN & CO.'S CALIFORNIA WINES. A. FENKHAUSEN & CO., WHISKIES, &c, S. F. Delmonieo and Veuve Cliquot Champagnes. W. C. PEACOCK & CO. Wholesale Wine and Spirit Merchants, 23 N ITAS V NTKEKT, IIOXOLlJI.r, II. I. Have just received ex CERASTES, HERCULES and otberlate arrivals direct from Europe, G. H. Mumin's "Extra Dry"' Champagne. do do "Dry Verzenay" Champagne. lu Pints aud Quarts. MELCIIEirS "ELEPHANT" GIN In Lire clear crystal bottles. 5 gallons rer case. CASES J. D. K. & Z. GIN Each 20 bottles. 4 4-5 gallons. J. J. 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