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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER , FEBRUARY 20, 1868.
Not aa Easy as It Looked. Cor. Memphii Avalan he. it was trie rirst evening I was in a gondola, and, after admiring the skill and ease with which the gondolier ma nipulated his oar, I was struck with the idea of attempting the feat nivself. Nothing looked easier than to imitate that swarthy Italian, to stand up on the rear end of the gondola, and dip the oar m and out of the water. 4You look tired," I said to the gon dolier; "if you like you may rest awhile and I will row for you. Had I offered to stand on my head and walk to Milan the man could not have looked more astonished. "You, signore?" he exclaimed; "why, you couldn even learn to stand up here under two months. "Pooh," said I, "I have rowed boats on the Mississippi from Memphis as far as Hopefield. Do you think I don t know how to work this lumbering thing on the smoother waters of Venice? The gondolier smiled a very unsatis factory smile. "Ah, buono good, signore. I take you where you have nice swim. Signore, you take clothes off." This was consoling advice to a confi dent oarsman, not very flattering to my pride, still I thought I might as well follow his advice; so he slowly paddled me over to the lagoons between the cemetery and Muran s. I divested my self of all clothing and prepared for a first lesson in the Venetian art of gon doliering. As I have said, it looks to the easiest thing in the world. The gondolier stands in the extreme end of the long, slim boat, and the oar rests in an oar-lock that stands up from the deck a foot or eighteen inches. There is nothing to hold the oar in the lock, but this i did not notice until 1 tried it myself. It stayed there so quietly and pleasantly as long' as the Italian was at the stern that the idea never entered my head but that it belonged there and stayed of its own accord. Woful mis take! I had scarcely taken position on the the stern of the boat and made my first stroke when the oar flew out of that lock in a miraculous manner, that I am to this minute unable to understand, and I ifew out of the boat, into the water. Then it was that I thanked that gondolier for his timely warning and advice. The knapsack traveler does not carry with him a very extensive ward robe, and had I fallen into the water with my clothing on I would have been in a very bad plight indeed. As it was I swam around awhile, had a good bath, then climbed into the godola and tried it over again, and with the same result. A thin and fourth attempt proved no more successful, and finally I came to the conclusion that gondoliering was not as easy as it looked, and so dressed myself and turned the oar over tothe proper hands. The AVa ers of Saratoga. fV'or. Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.! It is Interesting to watch the people about these springs. The newcomer sips and grimaces, and looks about shamefacedly; others march up to the spring, gulp down the desired quantity, and glad that it is over, look around happily on the fellows who have not drank. The lady of fashion settles with her poodle, or husband, or maid, and languidly sips, and is benefited', be cause her dress is admired and shows off well. In comes a pretty young southern girl, with her old black mammy in tow. The rosy lips touch the spark ling glass; her bright eyes and firm, fresh cheeks, sparkle even more prettily. She drains the glass, and turns with a laugh to the old nurse, who has a glass of water, and is trying, with many shiverings and shakes of the head, and rolling of the eyes, to please "de dear hild." S Cripples come here, and men whose tast life is marked in their faces as ;plainly as are chalk sums on the black board; women come, fashion-dissipated, haggard, ugly and fine. There is shoddy, and arrogance, and ignorance: but there is also modesty, intelligence and beauty, to be found every day, any day, by the waters of Saratoga. I'en Portrait of George Eliot. Mrs. John Lillie. ! A large woman apparently about 45 years of age, with wonderfully sweet eyes, a massive brow, soft chestnut hair, and features irregular and somewhat masculine, but fairly illuminated by an expression of intelligence and particu larly sympathetic sweetness. She was richly dressed, with some disregard to the details of fashion, but with an air of dignified splendor in the materials, as well as in the cut of her gown and cloak, in the fashion of her hat, and even in the exquisite and rare old lace which fell about her neck and wri3ts. I thought her the most strik ing person I had ever seen. Yet, who could describe that inspired look when she spoke, or give the peculiar charm of her deep, melancholy eyes, in which some times her rare ' sweet smile lingered, deepening the kindly look, yet never banishing that curious pathetic expression. Suttons on the Hack of the C at. Notes and Q ieries. An American missionary was laboring to convert a Chinaman, but found himself nonplussed when the .listener retorted. "You think you "know everything. Tell me, then, why you wear those two superfluous but tons on the back of your coat?" Though those buttons have now outlived their usefulness, they must have been sewed on at first with a purpose. The two buttons are generally supposed to be a relic of the days when every gentleman wore a sword. The buttons were used to support the sword belt. Brok en Vatch Sprin g. (Philadelphia Press. J Why is it that the watch springs are breaking? "in my experience of thirty three years," writes a workman in the nnishing-room of a factory, "I have never known of so large a per cent, of broken springs at this time of the year 1 always have noticed that there was a large increase in the breaking of main springs in watches in the fall, but there are more accidents of the kind now than ever. Why is it:" x;0 less than 5,000 mainsprings in watches were broken during a recent storm in New York. Eight Hundred Feet Uelotr. Divers, by a recent French invention, are said to be enabled to go down a dis tance of 800 feet below tfi surface of ts water. A Remarkable Case, Under the above heading the "Don caster Reporter" of July 6, 18S7, pub lishes the following in its editorial col umns : Our readers may recall the circumstance of a young clerk, named Arthur Richold, falling insensible on the Wheatley Lane in this town some time ago, and being picked up, as he continued perfectly helpless, and taken in a cab by two gentlemen to the office of F. W. Fisher, Esq., the solicitor who employed him. On restoring him to consciousness it was ascertained that he was afflicted with what seemed to be an incurable disease. When he was able to speak he said he had been to his dinner and was on his waj' back to his work, when suddenly his head was in a whirl and he fell in the street like a man who is knocked down. On coming to his senses in the solicitor's office he thought what this might mean, and feared he was going to have a fit of illness, which we all know is a very dreadful thing for a poor man with a family to care for. With this in his mind he at once sought the best medical advice, telling the doctors how he had been attacked. They ques tioned him, and found that his present malady was exhaustion of the nervous system, resulting from general debility, indigestion and dyspepsia of a chronic nature. This in turn had been caused by confinement to his desk and grief at the loss of dear friends by death. The coming on of this strange disease, as described by Mr. Richold, must be of interest both to sick and well. He had noticed for several years previously, in fact, that his eyes and face began to have a yellow look; there was a sticky and unpleasant slime on the gums and teeth in the moaning; the tongue coated ; and the bowels so bound and costive that it induced that most pain ful and troublesome ailment the piles. He says there was some pain in the sides and back and a sense of fullness on the right tide, as though the liver were enlarg ing, which proved to be a terrible fact. The secretions from the kidneys would be scanty and high-coloredi with a kind of gritty or sandy deposit after standing. These things had troubled Mr. Richold a long time, and after his fall in the street he clearly perceived that bis fit of giddi ness was nothing more than a sign of the steady and deadly advance of the com plaint, which began in indigestion and dys pepsia. His story of how he went from one physician to another in search of a cure that his wife and little ones might not come to want is very pathetic and touching. Finally he became too ill - to keep his situation and had to give it up. This was a sad calamity. He was appalled to think of how he should be able to live. But God raised up friends who helped to keep the wolf from the door. He then went to the seaside at Walton on-the-Naze, but neither the change, nor the physicians who treated him there, did any good. All being without avail he visited London, with a sort of vague hope that some ad vantage might happen to him in the me tropolis. This was in October, 1885. How wonderful, indeed, are the ways of Providence, which dashes down our high est hopes and then helps us when we least expect it. While in London he stated his condition to a friend, who strongly advised him to try a medicine which he called Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup, saying it was gen uine and honest, and often cured when everthing else had failed. He bought a bottle of a chemist in Pimlico, and began using it according to the directions. He did this without any faith or hope, and the public may, therefore, judge of his surprise and pleasure when after taking a few doses he felt great relief. He could eat better, his food distressed him less, the symptoms we have named abated, the dark spots which had floated before his eyes like smuts of soot gradually disap peared, and his strength increased. Before this time his knees would knock together whenever he tried to walk. So encouraged was he now that he kept on using Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup until it ended in completely curing him. In speaking of his wonderful recovery Mr. Richold says it made him think of poor Robinson Crusoe, and his deliver ance from captivity on his island in the sea; and added, "But for Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup the grass would now be growing over my grave." Our readers can rest assured of the strict truth of all the statements in this most re markable case, as Mr. Richold (now resid ing at Swiss Cottage, Walton-on-the-Naze,) belongs to one of the oldest and most re spected families in the beautiful village of Long Melford, Suffolk, and his personal character is attested by so high an au thority as the Rev. C. J. Martyn. We have deemed the case of such importance to the public as to justify us in giving this short account of it in our columns. Bone Meal! 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