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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL AD VMi'rlsM, frEBMJAitf 1888.
POTTERY OF YKE PUEBLOS. IM Mexican Tribes Which Seem to Haw a Born Genius for Artistic Work. I Denver News.! Tn the southwestern part of old Mex ico, near the city of buadala'a, on f.he west side of the Sierra Madre moun tains, is made the famous Guadala(a pottery by Indians who live in huts and are tut partly civilized. ( ccasionally the bring their wares into the city and , dispose of them in trade, but not often. They are usually sought out by corre spondents or agents who hare orders to buy them, and who seldom fail to procure at least a few pieces of the pot tery when they are sent on these mis sions. Formerly the Indians did not care to exchange their wares for money; they preferred trading them for bright-colored goods and provisions, but they have long since learned that their goods are valuable, and they can not now bo induced to part with them, except for a good, round price. It is said to re a novel sight, that of coming upon a hut unexpectedly and watching unseen a group of Indians molding and putting into shape the yellow clay frotn which ail their wares are made. The habits of these tribes are said by those who have visited them to be very cleanly, and one may sit down in a hut and watch the Indians at their work with perfect impunity, and a tolerable de gree of comfort. The old Me dean tribes particularly seem to have a born genius or pottery-making; their wares are fine and finished, having a silky surface which is decorated with deli cate traceries of birds and leaves usu ally done in gilt. These pieces (prs . re markably beautiful, and ren; one vividly of the work of the ancient Euro pean potters, save that the shapes are usually ponderous, whereas tbe an tique shapes are known for their slender and graceful outlines. There are three or four Indians in old Mex.co who are sculptors as well as pot ters; a tourist who has traveled through the country say3 that he stood for five minutes before one of these gifted old savages, who at the expiration of that time had produced a faithful copy of his face in clay. The story seems almost incredible, but it is known to be true. The Mexican traveler now has the bust in his possession, and says it is as faith ful a likeness as an Italian sculptor would cut out of marble for the alleged reasonal le compensation of $5,000. Saturally these workers do not know enough to put any semblance of a signa ture (u their work, and a recent game of the wily agenis has been to stamp it with their i'; nes, thinking thus to gain reputation a ad to increase the state of their finances. The buyers, however, were not easily deceived, and lost no tin e ;n putting an end to tne attempted svv indie. Tne work of the New Merr.n Indians is crude, clumsy in shape, and awkward in construction, the hue. small char acter figures are all made by the natives of old Aiexi- o, who imitate everything they see in the cities, even to a game of monte, or the figure of a native police man or soldier. he ew Mexican pot tery is mostly made by the squaws, and although the work is characteristic and unique there is not a suggestion of the grace and finish about it that is seen in completeness in the Guadalaia pottery. Iheiueblo Indians in New Mexico make a commoner kind of pottery, which is very rough, of the original clay color, and decorated with gro tesque figures in dull blue and gret.ns. A unique piece in Fueblo pottery is a water-cooler, which is a fat, oval ves sel, with handles on each side, thro .gh which strings are run in order to suspend it at" some height. This vessel is very thick, and is said to be the most effective of all water-coolers. Pottery of all descriptions is sub eted to a baking process, which occupies fifty-six hours. This gives the native artisan time to rest, and furnishes the s uaws with employment in making the fires, which have to be kept at an even heat. When a merchant desires a cenain piece. of pottery he sends for a squaw and shows her what he wants her to imitate. She studies the ob ect he shows her carefully, goes to her hut, and comes back In less than a week with a crude lik ncss of the thing she saw. 'ihese subjects are very often fancy soaps, which are made in lorms of animals, flowers, etc. There are little match boxes, which come in shapes of boots, shoes, slippers, or even stockings--all theso are copied by thesqunws, and are often found among collections of pottery. Transmission of Characteristic. British Terlical Journal. In the hereditary transmission of characteristics there are always two forces in operation, which we may call aiiution ana re-enrorcement. it is a matter ot every-uay observation that a tendency may be strengthened or weak ened by crossing, and it is upon thi3 fact that breeders of special strains of dogs, cattle or horses rely in great part, the only other inriuen e at their disposal being alteration of fool, habitation or other environment of the young. Exactly the same holds good with the human species. For instance, a man with an hereditary tendency to gout may marry a woman with the same tendency, and their son by his manner of living may develop gout at an early age; that is to say, the tendency in the father, reinforced by marriage, and again reinforced by habit, develops in the son with, great rapidity; on the other hand, a man with a gouty tend ency may marry a woman free from that tendency, and thereby dilute its force. There are, of course, well known facts which militate against this view, bnt they are generally held, we believe, to be exceptions to the rule In the case of gout, phthisis and some other diseases, the exceptions are prob ably more apparent than real; of the general truth of the law there can be do question. Qualitative Test for Butter. INew Vr.ic Time. There is a qualitative test for butter 30 simple that any housewife can put it into succesrul practice. A clean piece 31 white paper is smeared with a little at the suspec 1 butter. The paper is then rolled up and set on fire. It the butter is pure the siell of the burning paper is rather pleasant; but the odor is distinctly tallowy if the "butter' is made up wholly or in part of animal A ftetuarkftble Case; Under the above heading the "t)on caster Reporter" of July 6, 1887, pub lishes the following in its editorial col umns : Our readers may recall the circumstance of a young clerk, named Arthur Ilichold, 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. V. 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 way 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 Ins mind he at once sought the best medical advice, telling the doctofs 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. Ilichold, 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 morning; 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. Ilichold 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 tjeigel'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. Kichold 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. Kichold (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 Itev. 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! Bone Meal BONE MEAL, (WARRANTED PURE),FROM the Manufactory of BUCK & AS1ILAKD Han Francisco. Orders foi this Celebrated Fertilizer will now be received by the undersigned. 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