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OUR PiRIS LETTER.
ECHOES FROM PAKIS-SWEDISH NIGHT- ING VLES. NAPOLEONS "ORGAN- IZER OF VICTORIES"'SCULPTURE, PAST AND PRESENTWHAT THE LA DIES' ADMIRE-SHAWLS AND LACES FRENCH FURNITURFA STRIKE ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY EOR BOARD! (From our regular correspondent PARIS, August 9th, 1878. The growling on the part of the exhibitors has diminished, since the number of prizes has been doubled by simply I educing the gold and sil Aer medals one-half in size. Only 2 competitors thus exist for a cham pion honor. International exhibi tion rewards are thus condemned to be about as awe-respecting as a French baron, a German count, or a diploma obtained from a university where the bursar regulates the ex aminations. Seandmavia has sent quite a cloud of nightingales to warble at the Trocadeis, which thej do well, and above all, cheaply. The men wear white caps, and are to be found isolated all quarters ofPans: as far resembling the male nightin gale, whose characteristic is, accord ing to naturalists, to rove. The Scandinavians have this in common with the Saxon racethey take then pleasure sadly.^ The Ethnographical Society's meetings are much follow ed, and the opening speech by Sena tor Cavnot son of Napoleon's "or- ganizer of victories," treated more of brains than of skalls. He thinks moderns are behind Confucius in the art of governing peoples, whose max im was, "love them but even China, they were only the philoso phers who salaamed this doctrine the Hebrews he said inculcated, "love your neighbors"provided they were not your inferiors nor im puie, "Christianity, said Cavnot, in culcates love for humanity without exception, and practises it. The French were sorely tried,when study ing the skulls of "Canagues" and waxfigures of their owners, as fit and proper persons to be endowed with Rousseau's rights of man, and Lam artine'sUniversal suffrage vote they are the aboriginals of New Caledo nia, who have just massacred and eaten some soldiers and communists in training to cease to do evil, and learning to do well. It is impossible to do justice, even cursorily, to the many specimens of sculpture exhibited in the various sections of the exhibition, and it may be added, too that it would be un interesting to do so. To the majori ty of people, statuary at best, is a sealed book. It creates no sensation when it is visibly before them, and it would certainly create less, if it were possible, when simply described by the feeble po iver of a reporter, Nevertheless, it is the grandest, most ancient, and most durable of the arte. The works which delight the critic of to day and are believed to mark the golden age of statuary date their origin many centuries before the Clmstian era. The full beauty of the human form has never been so accurately described as by the Greek sculpture. The mythology of the country gave to their efforts an elevation and purity of thought which in these days cannot be con veyed to similar subjects however skillfully manipulated. Hence the tendency of sculpture has been mo derate, the severity of the ancient school and to create another in which clothes should not be wholly disregarded. The toga imposed it self on the the thoughts and consci enoes of artists. Were it a booted warrior with a cocked hat that had to be depicted he was found clad in Ane garb of a Roman senator. An absurdity so conspicuous could not long continue. A new school sprang up. Its aim was to call a spade a spade If tofe boots and a cocked hat were wanted the diciples of that school were ready to supply them. Nay if Achilles, himself, in addition to his one natural defect, had also had a pimple on the top of his nose, they would have alighted upon it with en thusiasm. Excess of any kind naturally leads 'to reaction,atid a reaction took place -But various theories still remain The pursuits and the realists con tend for their separate ideas, and the able men on either.' side prove now easy it is for both to be right. The French statuary, fey its num bers and the variety of its styles and subiects, is considered the best. The finest shawls are,still made, as of yore, in the beautiful valley of Cashmere, the Oriental Eden, which is shut by the preciptous mountains from all surrounding countries. The Cashmerian is industrous intelligent *afnd lively. It is cnAy in Caslmisre that pioduction is organized on prin ciples nearly akin to the economical plan of Europe. The shawl is the glory and pnde of the country, near ly the entn population being en gaged in its productions. The goats of Thibet, from which tremendous steeps separates it on the north, sup ply the silky wool which alone is used in the tissue none other can surpass**none has yet equalledit in softness. The downy substance found next the skin, and below the thick hair, is the part employed it is of exquisite fineness. So jealous is the Maharajah of Cashmere to maintain his reputation, that he has recently taken steps to prevent any deterioration in the quality of tlie shawls manufactured. The Indian display of the articles is exceedingly fine, and of great value. Almost every civilized country in the world produces the article called lacethe most difficult and delecate result of skilled labor. These are, however, only two or three countries that have given any original impulse to the trade. The others have simply followed in the trains of events, taking what they have done as a model, and imitating it to the best advantage. To the two nations France and Belgium belongs the credit of prosecuting this trade with vigor. The laces of Alencon and Brussels are of so complicated a natuie that each process is assigned to a different lace maker, who works only at her special department. Formerly a piece of Alencon lace would pass through eighteen hands before com pletion, that is now somewhat de minished. Valenncienes lace is also of most elaborate workmanship the pattern and ground arc made togeth er, with the same thread on the same pillow. A few years since, Paris enjoyed the monopoly of furniture de luxe, but although it is still the most im portant centre for the manufacture of French furniture, several large firms have been established at Ly ons, Boideaux, Marseilles, Nantes, Caen, Toulouse, &c. There are about 27,000 furniture makers in France, and between 4,000 & 5,000 producing firms. Indigenous woods, such as beech oak, deal and waluut wood are used in the cheaper kinds of cabinet-work mahogany, rose wood, hois de liolette, are employed in more expensive furniture. There is a strike at the Exhibition. The neat-handed Phillises employed to wait upon the guests at the Re staurant Duval have struck against some interference with the gratuities which they receive from the visitors There are 250 employed in the tabhshmenfi. A great deal has been said and written about the expense of living in Paris at the present moment, and the extortionate instincts of hotel keepers have been much dilated up on. Probably no one has felt this more acutelv than His Imperial Majesty tl Shah, who, before leaving Parit had to settle several hotel bills of considerable length. The account of the Grand Hotel alone amounted to 76,000 fr., which was at the rate of 3.454 IT. per diam but at Fontainebleau, where His Majesty's stay was of the shortest, the charges were preposterous. There the bill amounted to 14,000 fr., but after long negations it was reduced to 9,000 francs. ALPHA es- The Big Trees of California. Mr. A. E. Winship, in the nation al Journal of Education, describes some of the giant trees of California as follows: A day among the forest giants of Calaveras county is one of the grandest experiences that one can have connection with the vege table world. It is of such a day that we write. In the eariy morn ing of a scorching Autumn day we were driven from Murphey's through the parched valley which leads in to the Calaveras grove. When within a dozen miles of the "big trees" we eame across some su gar pines from eight to ten feet in diameter and more than two hund red feet high these were so much larger and taller than anything we had ever seen that we became exceed ingly enthusiastic over them, and annoyed the driver with our ques tions and remarks but as we found ourselves riding among these trees for miles, we came to think little more of them than of a grove of Cape Cod scrub pines indeed, our estimate of trees underwent a com plete change in three or four hours, so that when the driver pointed to the "Sentinels" and told us those were the real "big trees," we were greatly disappointed, and did not hesitate to express ourselves thus. We could not deny that they were large trees, twenty-seven feet diameter and three hundred feet high, but they were not what we expected. The sugar pmes, when we first saw them, had been nearer our idea. We were vexed to think of the expense and sufferings we had undergone to see such trees. Even the poetical entleman who had been rehearsing Jryant's "Forest IJymn" for two days in order that he migh say with effect, "The groves were God's first temples," joined us in our sullenness. Once out of the stage, we went into the spa cious apartments of the hotel, and threw ourselves upon the sofas and were all quietly sleeping at mid day, resting our weaiy bodies and disappointed imaginations. Af ter dinner we went out in the grove and looked at the trees. It is strange how much a good dinner will culti vate a man's taste for the grand and beautiful We had been disgusted *with the trees when tired and hung ry, but with a rested body and grati fied stomach we were amazed at their grandeur, and the more we studied them the greater became our aston ishment. Think of standing beside a tree thirty-five feet in diameter Bunker Hill Monument, which is thirty-one feet square, would stand secure it built upon the stump of one of those trees. If one of them was square, with a side equal to the di ameter, you could hew off two feet on a side, and cut off a hundred feet from the top, and then have a shaft as large as Bunker Hill Monument left. Any one of those trees is ten feet broader than any ordinary two story house. It is as far to walk a round such a tree as to cross a large parlor fifteen feet square seven times. We were awed by the presence of such trees. The "Father of the Fo rest" is the greatest wonder of the woods, and we can appreciate his size all the better because he is lying down. He has doubtless lam there since before Columbus discovered America. He was about four hund dred and fifty feet high when in his glory, or twice as high as Bunker Hill Monument, or six times as high as our tall New-England trees. A bout one-hundred and fifty feet broke off in falling, but the base, which is three-hundred feet long, is well preserved, and at that distance from the^ roots, is sixteen feet in diameter. This tree is lying upon its side, and ladders are placed so that you can go up and stand upon the side of this fallen monarch. As we stood upon the side of that fallen tree we were forty feet fiom the ground, or ten feet higher than the ridge-pole of a two story pitch-roof house. This fallen tree has a hollow running lengthwise of the tree, which the In dians burnSd out in years gone by through this hollow we walked, standing erect, trying in vain to touch the roof of this tube. I will speak of but one other tree, and that shall be one of the small trees of the species, being only thir ty feet in diameter. This tree was cut down in 1853. How would you cut down a tree thirty feet in diame ter Think of taking an axe to such a tree They cut it off with au gers made for the purpose, boring through from side to side, and to do this required five men 25 days. If one man could have worked to as good advantage, it would have given him five month's work to fell a single tree. The stump of this tree, six feet srom the ground, is the floor of a house which has been built above it of the size and shape of the stump. This tree, bark and all, would saw a million feet of timber, enough to build sixty two-story houses, furnish ing lathes, shingles, and all. It would build all the churches, school houses, and stoves for an ordinary country village, and have material enough left to start a respectable lumber-yard. It would make as much lumber as one thousand of the large trees which grow in our* New England forests. 1 LIVER IS KING. The Liver is the impeiial organ ot the whole human system, as it controls the life, health and happiness of man. When it is disturbed in its proper ac tion, all kinds of ailmentsare its natur al result. The digestion of food, the movement of the heart and blood, the action of the brain and nervous system, are all immediately connected with the workings of the Liver. It has been successfully pioved that Greens August Flower is unequalled in curing all per sons afflicted with Dyspepsia or Liver Complaint, and allthe numerous symp toms that resultfrom anunhealthy con dition to the Liver and Stomach. Sample bottles to try 10 cents. Posi tively sold all towns of the Western Continent. Three doses will prove that it is just what you want ale by Jos. Bobletei. WM. H. KIESLING. H. KELLER.- Laidies & Gents UNDERWEAR, NOTIONS & i minings) WhiteSwan Unlaundiied SHIRTS, and General HIGHEST Maiket puce paid foi i oduce. _*iv-^ -4/* ^i^*aj^9^j,fSi.^*|^'^4s -HC Vk *$p*6 Mice of Mortgage Sale. Defanlt having been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage executed and delivered by Henry Eehfeld, of the City of St Paul, Ramsy Co, Minn Moitgagor, dated the fourteenth day ofMarch,A D. Eighteeen Hundred and Seventy, and recorded as a mortgage in the office of the Register of Deeds of the Connty of Brown, mthe State of Minnesota, on the 21st, day of March, A 1870. at six o'clock, M. in Book "E," of mortgages, on pages 325, 326 and 327, on which there is claimed to be dne at the date of this notice the amount of Two Hundred and fifteen dollars and sixty-five cents [$215 65] and no action or proceeding at law or in equity has been instituted to reco\er the debt secured by said mortgage or any part thereof. Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a power of imle contained in said mortgage and of the statute fn such cases made and provided, the satd mort gage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises therein described, which sale will be made at the front door of the Court House, in the City of New Ulm, in the Connty ofBrown and State of Min nesota, \at public auction by the Sheriff of said County, W Monday, the Hth day of September, 1878, at te.i o'clock the forenoon, to satisfy the amount wL ich shall be due on said mortgage, with the interest thereon and costs and expenses of sale and twenty-t^ve dollars attorneys fees as stipulated in said mortgage case of foreclosure The premises described in said mortgage and so to be sold are the lot, piece ordparcel READY-MADE CLOTHING, HAT& CAPST" COS. Mffl, & CENTRE STRS. NBWHJLBti MHOT Appointed to carry the Royal Belgian and U. S. 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