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For 30 Days we offer our entire stock at a dis-.
.This is a genuine Special Sale, "No Fake." If
you are not satisfied we will refund your money
RIDEE, BRYANT & CO.,
RELIABLE JEWELERS,
259 MAIN STREET, D ANBURY, COHN.
nor?!
Leader
ular prices
EIDER, BRYANT & CO ,
259 MAIN STREET, BANBURY, CONN.
JLUk
VOLUME XVIIL
NEWTOWN, CONN., FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1895.-EIGHT PAGES.
NUMBER 12.
Newtown Be
IJeJ
THE IMMENSE STOCK OF THE
TO BE TURNED" INTO CASH AT ONCE.
CO.,
E.-or janixation of th. company make, this an absolut. neeetaity. Good, delivered to aay depot in the state. The reputat on of this eoncern
aa reliable hou. turni.h'r. is a olear guarantee that thi. sale wiU be all that It is adrertised to be. Our new and elegant stock mnst (to at
om. prio. without delay. Our .took oonsi.ts of Parlor SuiU (those $800 Suits are not reserved) and odd pieces for the Parlor, Chamber Suits,
(those S800 lid Mahogany, Bird's Ey. Maple. Curly Birch and Oak suits are inoluded in this sals,) Mattresses, Springs, Pil!ows,Comfortables,
Blanket Dining Tables and Chairs. Sideboards. Fuffets, China Closets, Banquet Lamps, Chifloniere, Ladies' Desks, Office Furniture, Lounges
and Couches, Book Cases. Wardrobes, Stoves, Ksngf s. Crockery, Glassware, Table Cutlery. Tin Ware, Wooden Ware, Kitchen Tables and
Chairs, Easy Chairs, Hocktrs.Hst Backs, Children's Chairs, Cribs and Cradles, Carpets. Mattings, Oil Cloth, Draperies, Shades; all these and
many mors ia numb.rless designs snd at sll prices. In short we furnish the Home complete, from Cellar to Attic Do not delay but take imme-
diata advantage of this great opportunity. Only one store, but that one is larger than any other three in this lection.
7V'.TIISIR.BTJIL",5rr 371TJIT.WITTJI:IJII3 CO.,
THE LIBERAL HOUSE-FURNISHERS.
135 to 169 East Main St.,opposite Spring St. JOHN MORIARTY & COProprietors
When you want Horse Blankets, Robes, Cattle Stanchions, Sleds,
Skates, Wringers, Sweepers. Don't forget the spot.
PRICES RIGHT.
WHat Do You Tlxlialx. !
Two llou.e for $4,000 and 5 IKK) each. Modern built. Treated In view ot Washington Park
' For lull particulars call or write.
IkN J3ESHSOBJ & MEAD,
For Real Estate, Fire Insurance, Loans, Rents. Telephone call 454-2-
277 East Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
Offloe Uours: 8 to 8 30, 7 to 9. "Personal Inspection" In the care ol estates.
X E EI
At this season ot the year when applied, by torch to buildings or even Prarie Grass is
very dangerous element, butwhen confined in stoves that can be regulated to any degree ol
heat the combination makes the most ornamental, convenient and comlortable apparatus
of r.he household. None are without something In the shape of a stove, but we have the
hery best make that are on the market and 11 your pocket will not allow you to buy the
vlgber grades we also have some ot the cheaper ones that are warranted to work well and
give satisfaction. We are sure we can suit you it you are looking tor a new stove and will
call on OSat any rate we will be pleased to show vou our stock and when we name the
piioayou will not go away without buying unless jou are built dirterent Iroin any of our
customers that have called on us so tar this year.
Remember we also keep in stock many kinds ot Pumps Iron Binks Lead and Iron Pipe
aud ara ready to take contracts tor Tinning, Plumbing and House Heating either by Hot Air
Steam or Hot Water. Yours,
HALL'S,
Sand. -37- ZKTools:, Conn.
FIRE SALVAGE SALE !
We have purchased at a very low figure,
30(10 pairs of shoes -Ladies', Misses' and
Children's-saved from the fire which, on
December 31, destrtyed the big shoe fac
tory (f Little, Maxwell & Co, Ca6tle
Square, Bjston. A few of these g ods are
slightly scorched, but the great majority
are but jus touched by water and smoke,
receiving no real injury whatever. The
whole purchase is now on Bale and the
prices will cause this sale to be of short
duration.
384 MAIN STREET,
BRIDGEPORT, CONN
v OUR SPRING S'OCK
OF CLOTHING WILL
BE READY FOR YOUR
INSPECTION , NEXT
WEEK.
LEVY BROTHERS,
ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS,
211 llain Street. Danbury, Conn.
A G. Baker's March AdVt.
TITE are about entering a new era, the
11 niontri or March. diu you ever see any
thlnn like it ? Echo answers, no, never. Like
Trilby's loot, "there's not, another like it In
all Paris except its mate," and there's noth.
ing like March except a little connecting
period eaon year oetween reoruaiy anu
April. Mud and slush. Freeze and unfreeze.
Measles and high winds. Malaria and snow
squalls. Cold sores and corkscrew shaped
cyclonic breezes mingled in equal parts with
bad smells and coal ashes. Dust and angry
wind seat straight from the shouldei, ac
companied by barn doors, skylights and
profanity, dismembered umbrellas, more
dust and the grip, until not one ot us can see
the beam in our brother's eye on account ot
the presence ot beams and motes and such
like in our own eyes. Then comes a deluge
and a general thaw all along the line, and
suddenly the whole bottom drops out ol the
epg market and all the principal roads in
town. The ice breaks up in the river and. ac
companied by most ot the bridges and rail
tenc-es. moves on to victory anu tuiewater.
such a breaking down and demolition ot
party lines especially along the bottom lands
has been paralleled at no other season of the
vear and in no other instance except during
the late municipal elections in New York
city. The old brown hen, our lavorite hen,
steals a nest and surreptitiously batches out
chicks which those sudrten lreezes send to
untimely graves, ourtace and snow water
find the level ot our cellars through numerous
winding rat holes, and the water from our
crystal spring resembles in color and taste
the drippings ot a tan vat. Un ministerial ex
pressions come to tne tront in the best ot
families and trials and tribulations seem to
rise and tail ad infinitum until we feel almost
eager to say amen to the old man's lervent
supplication ot "O Lord, if thou wilt but see
nt to take care 01 me mrougn tnis montu 01
March. I will agree to take care of myself all
the rest of the time." This Is the month we
watch with interest the passage 10 more con
genial climes ot the wild goose overhead and
tne chilblain unuer loot, every cioua nas its
silver lining and so doing the month of March
ine poor lurnnure man wno nas passed
wearily ithrough the long dall months ot
winter is cheered by the thought that now is
the appointed time when every thrifty house
keeper rouses irom nor lethargic sleep ana
searches the country far and near for the
most desirable nlace to nurchaae her snrine
carpers and needed articles ot furniture, and
right here we rise-to remark that we have &
stock on hand and daily arriving that has
never Deen equalled since we oegan Dusiness.
An elegant line of carpets in all grades at
S rices Tower than was ever reached before
inety new and desirable patterns just
received. We keep the back numbers care.
imiy weeaea out 01 our iiurnuure, ana you
will net new designs if vou buy ot us. We
don't claim to be any smarter, shrewder or
oetter ousiness managers uian anyooay else,
but we do claim most emphatically that
while we are away out in the tall grass and
big timber the many and great advant-ges ot
our location enable us to handle a large stock
ot furniture on a smaller expense than any
other, live man in the state can do it to-day
That you can't go anywhere Irom anywhere
on the cars without going through Ilawley
ville is as true as the familiar quotation
"that all roads lead to Koine." Now don't be
hasty in your purchase this spring, but look
us as others over carefully before you buy.
Now this last was the main and principal
point We wished to make to start with. Took
us an everlasting long time to make it, didnt
it? But didn't you ever notice that the point
of most everything is quite apt to be clear out
on tne end." 11 ou never can oayonei a pig
gracefully with the first end or middle ol
your gun.
A. Q. BAKER, Furniture Warerooms,
Opposite Union Depot, Hawlejr
ville. Conn-
DK G..L. G. NICHOLS,
DENTIST,
WESTPOKT
Sturges Block.
CONN.
STEAL ! ! -
Yes, a steel iroof that Is better than
shingles. It you are in need ot a root,
drop a postal to
P. C- SANF0RD, Hawleyvflle, Conn.,
and he will show you samples and
give you prices on the best kind of a
root. -
THE ALBANY DENTISTS,
388 MAIN STREET,
lOpp. Cannon St., Bridgeport
- PAINLESS"
DENTISTRY
AT MODERATE
PRICES.
"VTEWTOWN SAVINGS BAHK Newtown,
J. 1 iouu. incorporated isoo.
P1IILO CLARKE, President; C. H. NOBTH
HOP, Treasurer. HOURS 9 a. in. to 8 p. m.;
mi,umvH, 1 WJ v p. m.
Veterinary Surgeon,
HEW MILF0RD. .. . . C0N5
Word may be left at the Grand Central
EJDWARDS M.SMIT1I, M.D.
PHYSICIAN AND STJBOEOCT.
Offiea and Residents Hevtovn Street.
Telephone Conaeotion.
FIRE INSURANCE,
REAL ESTATE,
INVESTMENTS.
49 J ust now I have a sale 7 per cent invest
ment tor a limited amount.
B. H. MATT00N,
Pythian Ball, Watertown, Conn.
Telephone.
It you need insurance of any
us and
Everything musical on earth always found at
HOYT'S NEW MUSIC STORE,
Ut 821 MAIN STREET, DANBURY, C0HH,
D.(P. UICliAUDSON," M.
PHTSICIAH AND SURGEON,
. Offio and Residence, Sandy Hook.
D.
CELE ST A. BENEDICT, M. D.,
rhysioiau and Surgeon,
843 Stat St,, Bridgeport.
EleetiiOity one of the therapentie agents. Of.
flee nourafrom 10 a. m. to 13 to 2 to 4 p. m.
Paul U. Sunderland, M. !.,
Physician and Surgeon,
Newtown, Conn.
Office In Sanford Block.
jsa-Night calls rrom Grand Central Hotel.
CHARLES JOiNAS,
MERCHANT TAILOR,
Church St., Newtown Conn.
-m 111
WARREN. H.LAMSON & CO,
BUILD AND SF.1.L
Attractive Dwellings
Monthly Payments.
DONT PAY BENT.
One lor sale. Lot 50x125 and a barn on It
House new, with 10 rooms and bath room.
Complete modern improvement. Good neigh
borhood and near the trolly cars. Call and
look at it, or inquire for particulars Good
Building Lots for sale also on easy monthly
payments.
WARREN H. LAMSON & CO-,
Architects and Builders.
768 North Ave. cor Wood Ave'., Bridgeport, Ct.
REPRESENTED BY JCHH J. NORTHROP
FOR SEWTOWN AND VICINITY.
Don't Forget !
A Fine line of
Teas and Coffees.
Try Nutriotine for Tour Hors
es and Cattle-
A. B. Fancher,
HAWLEYVILLE CENTER
FOSTER, BESSE & CO.
Combination Clothiers.
ESTABLISH A STANDARD OF VALUES.
Soundless,
SPRING and SUMMER STYLES.
CLOTHING, HATS AND FURNISHINGS.
Richer than ever. Better than ever. Cheaper than ever. Onr
low prices and immense stock has drawn the people to us
Our facilities enormous, as we operate 27 stores and labor
unceasingly, improving every opportunity to purchase
large quantities of Clothing having the advantage
over our competitors to dispose of more through
our many stores. This being a fact we
are able to sell better and at a lower
price than the same can be bought
elsewhere.
LISTEN TO OUR TALE OE PEIOES.
J.3V. JOHNSON,
BRIDGEPORT,
REAL ESTATE
INSURANCE, LOANS.
kind, write
I will send a representative to see you.
BOGARDUS & BRASIE,
TOEE1NGTON, CONN.
-FIRE INSURANCE
Old Sellable Companies. Lowest Sates.
W. A. LEONARD. Newtown, Conn
FAIRCHILD & MEAD,
General Insurance And Seal Estate Agents,
61 FAIEFIELD AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT, C0EH
Warner Building, Room 2.
We have a large line of Men's Sack Suits
which are handsome, stylish and perfect fit
ting, In both light and dark patterns at $6.50
which will wear and give as good satisfac
tion as suits usually sold elsewhere at $8.50
and $10; style single or double breasted.
Our Men's Sack Suits at $8.50 -and $10 in
every desirable style ot goods offers an op
portunity for bargains found only in our
stores.
We have Men's Sack Suits in higher
grades ot the very best style, at and quality,
and are conspicuous for the low combination
prices. All our goods are from the best mills
in the country and represent their latest and
best designs, $12, $13, $15, $16, $18 and $20.
Men's Trousers best make in the country,
McMillan, Sweet & Orr, Dutchess and others,
Prices $1 to $6.
Our Styles in Men's Frock Suits have been
selected with the idea of being ahead of all
competition In these lines. They are cut the
proper length and made in an unequaled
manner, prices $10 to $18.
V .
Our Black Clay Worsted Dress Suits in
frock and sack suits take the lead for Dress
and will convince you that it Is notnecessary
for you to be out of style on account of the
cost. They are made in three button cut
away, single and double breasted sack at
$9.50, $12, $13, $15, $18, $20 and $24.
Our line of Spring Overcoats is complete
and is as necessary to complete a gentleman's
outfit. It is impossible to find anywhere else
such an assortment and values we oiler at
$0.50, $7, $8.50, $10, $12, $13 and $15.
Just now we would call your attention to our Men's Clay Wor
sted Dress Suit all wool and the best mills make in the conntry
cut in frock, single" and double breasted sack at $9.50. Our Chil
dren's Department is abundantly stocked with the largest in the
City. Our Hat Furnishings are complete with choicest and new
est thai; the market affords. Trunks, Bags, Oil Clothing, Horse
Blankets, Hammocks, Umbrellas, etc.
FOSTER,
& CO.,
Combination Clothiers and Men's Furnishers. Operators of 27 stores,-
317 -MAIN STREET,
BRIDGEPORT, CONN..
THE
organ Spading Harrow-
'ill
Every farmer should have one lor this Har
row does its work just as the hand spade does
by cutting into and lilting up the soil, there
by disintegrating and aerating it, giving the
same fine culture to broad fields that thejgard
ner does to his narrow garden; and special
investigation and extended inquiry have on
ly confirmed our opinion that it is the com
ing implement tor pulverizing the Boil, and
that as now perfected it is unquestionably
the best and cheapest harrow ever Invented
Don't forget to oall on us for your Farming
Tools ot all kinds and also Hardware.
. 383 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
F. W. MARSH,
H. 0. LEMMON.
OEAHOE MERWIS,
BRIDGEPORT SAFE DEPOSIT AND STORAGE VAULTS.
, Marsh, ,
JVlerwiu &
Leminon,
soi Main St.,
mageporx.
Sate Deposit Boxes
sented at reasonable rates
Private Rooms
' tor examining papers.
Steel Vaults, -Time
Lock,
Watchman.
Banking and Brokerage,
unoice investments.
Mortgages on Bridgeport.
Ileal Estate,
Interest Allowed '
.' SAVE TOUR EYESIGHT!
And your money, by having lenses
properly fitted at moderate prices, by
the most approved methods and best
instruments- -
W. B. SNIFFEN,
SANDY HOOK,
CONN.
Conn.
on
Deposits.
BURR & KNAPP, Bankers and Brokers,
363 Main Street, - - - - - . Bridgeport, Conn.
BONDS,' STOCKS, MORTGAGES AND DEBENTURES. INSURANCE
STEAMSHIP AND RAILROAD TICKETS
Paying 5, 5 1-2, 6, 7, 7 1-2 and 8 per cent. Deposits received sublet 1 y i..-h,i and interes
paid on same. Securities bought and sold on commission. Foreign i i- of Exchange. Cir
cular Drafts and Bank Money Orders available in all parts of Enr
Tames Staples efts Co.,
. Deposits received snbject to check and interest allowed on all balances o $500 or more. -INSUBAJSCE
Fire, Marine, Plate Glass, and guarantee leading American and English
companies. REAL ESTATES Bought, sold or exchanged on commission. SAFE DEP081T
VATL.TS ui me latest approvea construction, private rooms for customers connected
therewith, Coupons and dividends collected. TRUSTEES OB, ADMINISTRATORS We are
prepared to tane tne cnarge ana care or estates ana property generally.
09 SUte St., Cor. Court, - . .. BRIDGEPORT. C0HB
XJ C3- JS
APOTHECARIES HALL.
Xj-wrljs W.'Bootti o " Co.,
Wholesale and Retail -Dealers in MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS, ETC i PES
ovjurxivna uareiuiry vuuipuunueu oy license pnarmucisut. rsest goous,iowet price.
Special attention given to out-ot town trade.
MRS JENNIE II. CHURCH, Proprietress. ;
17 WALL ST., City Bank Building, Bridgeport. Conn
420 Main St. BEIDGEPOET.
lowest prices.qnalit;
u caiiana see our
Aluminum Sets of Teeth which have aU 0
advantages of gold but are much lighter end eas
ier.to wean and coat nearly the same as rubber
plates, a specialyv Solid Gold Crowns for teeth
made ana fitted while von wnft. at vaif th
prices. Gold.silver and porcelain fillings. Painless
extracting and all other branches of dentistry at
KaiI Avof.ntuia If Drill 4-rilmW I i... . ..
ity of wo.-k warranted first-class. It you think o having a plate, dont fail
aluminum plates. L3&T0S Ii8TJU. CO. Cr Edward S. Wara87kaoa(fr,
SPRIK0 PAINTING-.
If vou are to do anv painting this Spring-,
you will save money oy purcnasing your
lead, oil, color, mixed paints and brushes of
THE
HUBBELL. WADE & BIDES
COMPANY.
(Sueoassors to BWAH & BPSHHELL.) 1
362 Water Bt, - Bridgeport, Conn
HOUSES, BUILDING LOTS and
FARMS,
Sold or Exchanged- Special Bar
gains in Farms.
P. N. YARRINGT0N 8t CO.,
Room Ho- 8, Wamtr Boildiajr. Bridgeport, Ct
F- V. TASBIBST05 . B. t. PIKS.
Affairs About Town.
THROUGH THE HALLS OF THE ALHAMBRA.
A SPANISH PROMISE. AMERICAN TOUR
ISTS THROUGH THE STREETS OF MA
LAGA. OFF FOR " THE ALHAMBRA.
REAT MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS AND CAN-
o. OLIVE TREES AND CACTI.
"1T A TtT A n A .
"""'""" ITS BEGGARS. THE
ALHAMBRA, A POEM IN DOMES AND
. . ARCHES WHAT IF ITS WALLS COULD
SPEAK! ON TO THE EGYPTIAN
AMIDS.
PTR.
M. Gk KEA2WS
MONUMENTAL WORKS,
Honsatonic Avenne. Bridgeport,
WE Are The People.
Wno sell Harness, Blankets, Trunks
and Bags, at rock bottom prices.
WILSON & W003TE2,
SCI T7atsr St., ErU jsioort, CS
TV- 1 .
iireio is aiways one word In every
language wbich a traveler hears morn
ing, noon and night, a word which men
use and women repeat and children bab-
oie, a wora, which bearing, yon know
uiuieuittteiy in what country yon are
ine jingnsnman calls the fogs of Lon-
uon -nasnty;" the Frenchman thinks
the vale of Chamouni" very pretty ;" and
iuc upauiai u says in relation to every plan
or project or promise, "To-morrow."
The Spaniard never promises to do any
thing to day ; that would be to be in too
much of a hurry ; that would be to be in
indecent haste and to lose bis reputation
as a Spaniard. So the passengers on
the "FrieBland" were in no way sur
prised to learn that when, because of
losing our anchor-chain at Gibraltar.
our vessel dame into Malaga in the early
uiuiuiug buuic uuura Demna our sched
uled time, the railroad anthnriH
ly refused to transport the party to
Granada and affirmed that the trip must
be made "to-morrow." Still, thia
only another proof in our journey iegs
that all things are bound to work togeth
er for good to Americans who are off on
a pleasure expedition and are set on
making the best of it. coma what will.
Through the obstinacy of the railroad
officials we paid a visit to the
Malaga ; and. had thev been
obliging, we would have missed this
sight
What a beautiful view it. mraa thf
Tuesday morning, February 19, when
we lay off the harbor of Malaga. There
was the city clustered along the edge of
the sea, and, behind the city, as a mag
nificent background rose spurs of the
Sierra Xevadas. On one knoll rested
an old Moorish castle, and hteta above
all surrounding buildiogs stood the clock
cower oi tne great cathedral of Malaga.
Most beautiful of all was the purple veil
that hung over the mountains and robed
them in an azure hue.
Will any of us forget that disembark
ing!
OUR SHIP IS A BIG ONE,
and the harbors of the Mediterranean are
not as the harbor of New York ; all our
landing must be in small boats, reached
Dy tne gacgwav of a lone ladder over
the ship's side. "Xow's yer time," so
called out the second officer; and, sup
ported on either side, with three or four
Spaniards holding the lighter as well a
they could to the ladder, a lady would
jump just then the lighter was on the
billow's- crest and, if all went well,
would land safely in the boat, while a
great shout went up from friends on the
ship's deck above. But this was not all :
such a hullabaloo and tempest of shout
ing bs was kept up by the Spaniards try
ing to hold the small small craft fast t
"Cumba! Mucbitano! Riviera! Ah
y imenos !" The fashion of talking Span
ish (O natives, save the mark!) became
very popular, and Boon almost everj
passenger was joining in the general me
lee ami giving his commands.'
Malaga is a tine city, surprisingly so.
When you see from the ship what seem;
a small collection of houses, you at once
put it down in your mental note-book as
a dirty, straggling SpanUh town. It i
not. The streets are clean, scrupulous
ly so; they almost look as if they bad
been scrubbed with brush and Sanolio.
The business blocks are solid and sub
stantial; few better are found in our
American cities of which we so much
boast. I wish that you, my dear reader,
had been there, that you had just been
privileged to stand on the sidewalk ot
Malaga and watch the procession go by.
Clark's tourists passed through tht
Malaga streets in carriages that stretched
for half a mile or more, and the inhabi
tants of Malaga turned out en masse to
witness the sight. This city has one
peculiarity: that is, every window of
every house, no matter how humble the
house, no matter bow high above the
pavement the windows, has its little bal
cony where the dwellers in the house
are wont to sit and see what is going on.
On this grand occasion these balconies
were occupied, in fact, they were
crowded ; and what fun the people had !
One look at us was enough to draw
forth a. smile tbat played upon the lips;
another look -elicited a grin tbat affected
every feature In the face; a third glance
threw into convulsions of laughter tbat
shook the whole body and made the
laughers hold their sides. Well,
IF ONLY SOME REAL GOOD FUN
can be brought into the midst of the Bad
scenes of this world, I suppose that most
ol us are willing to play the clown.
Wednesday, reDruary zu, came toe
greatest day of the entire ''Friesland"
cruise. It was greatest in t he-sense that
is was longest ; it was a day ot full 24
hours, and one can hardly be loogei
than that. Our party left the ship at 3
o'clock on Wednesday morning, and they
crawled into their little bnnks again at 3
o'clock on Thursday morning, bavin
been-- on the go every moment of the
time. It was a rather novel experience,
disembarking in those wee, sma' hours ;
but tourists soon rail into the line of
doiDg very peculiar and strange things,
things that they would pronounce heath
enish at home.
When we reached the Malaga shore in
that dim twilight, we found our Spankh
train awaiting us. And such a train !
At first Bight it looked like play it g at
railroad travel instead ot going into the
business with the idea of getting some
where. . The train was composed of com
partment cars. Each car contained
three compartments wholly separated
from each other, the entrance being at
the sides. Two cushioned seats bold
eight persons sitting vis-a-vis.' It is cer
tainly an exclusive way of traveling ; you
may be freed from the annoyance of the
equalling baby who once in ajwhile takes
it into his head to travel in the American
railway coach, and yet you may get in
very close proximity to tbat obstreper
ous Die oi numanity ana De wnony un
able to get out. Once you are in your
compartment, the- ubiquitous guard
comes along and shuts you in ; and there
yon are, ior oetter ior worse, lor.' more
or for less time, until lis royal 'majesty
chooses to let you out. me traveling
companions in our compartment hap
pened to be a congenial set ; we did not
argue religion, politics, and no one ven
tured the assertion tbat he was not real
ly sea-sick on that awful first Thursday
night ; and eo we all preserved our good
temper ana got along very wear
There la - . - -;
SOME WONDERFUL SCENERY IN SPAIN
those who have traveled far and there
fore speak excathedra say that no coun
try in the world' of Its size combines
such variety of wild mountain heights
smiling valleys and pleasant delle. On
the way to Granada oar . train - passed
through some mountain scenery tbat
wm trllZ.rj; an! ws were ket jump
ing from side to fide of the car as the ex
clamations were heard: "Oh, look at
that! See down there 1 Isn't that
gra nd?' Yes, it was "down there," for
hundreds and hundreds of feet below
was a foaming torrent tumbling and
pouring tbrouzh a deen corce: nrl nn
there was a height the train ran ui
close to its base that we could not see
the top. In the distance of a few miles
we whizzed through 17 tunnels, and the
water rushing down the dark sides sug
gested to us that we were piercing into
the boweia of the earth. .
Often when an old New Eas-Underha
been for years a resident of "the wild
and woolly West," be comes back to
bis native heather and, espying the
first stone-wall, exclaims. "Home, aweet
home!" There is no such sugges
tion in Spain for one with fond
memories of the New England hilla.
There are walls, once in a while you eee
them, but they are not stone walJs : thev
are mostly walls of cacti think of it!
and they are all along the railroad track.
Then a Yankee misses his New England
forests, those miles along rough roads
wnere you have only tbe comoanv of
stumps and trees. - There are plenty of
trees in Spain, that is, in the part we
passed through: but thev grow in little
clumps or stand in rows in beautiful
orchards. If I am not mistaken, tha .
editor-in-chief of The Bee has a slight
fondness for olives. I am glad to relieve
any disturbance of mind he may have by
assuring him tbat there are enough olives
growing in Spain this very month to sup
ply his gastronooiical apparatus for tbe
rest of his natural life. Indeed, where
all the olives that are raised in Spain go
is au enigma inb( i cannot solve, in our
run of 70 miles from Malaga to Granada
we passed hundreds of olive orchards.
One of the ministers in our compartment
assured us that he had iust eaten his
three,'1 and so there would be no lack
n the demand for all the olives Snain
could produce in the future. Then there
are almond trees they are all in blossom
now and immense date palms, and great
orange groves. We sampled the native
oranges in Malaga ; and hereafter when
the street vender in America utters hia
Id cry, "Here vou go ! 25 oranges for a
quarter! All sweet!" I'll not believe
im ; for
NEVER TASTED SWEET ORANGES BEFORE.
At 2 in the afternoon our train reached
Granada; and we were at once hurried
it in carriages to the Alhambra, for the
me lor sigbt-eeeing was cettinc short.
As usual, all the population of the place
were out 10 see cne American tourists.
They probably never 6aw such a sieht
before, and probably never will again ;
for I doubt if so large a party of sight
seers ever repeat this, expedition. My
Appleton's guide-book states that Gran
ada has a population of 100,000. This
gives the wrong impression, and I blame
my guide-book for that ; Granada may
have a population of 100.000. but 75.0CO
of them are beggars. That we escaped
he bands of these Hittites and Perizzities
nd Jebusites who beset us behind and
before and poured upon us an enfilading
fire with their cries of '-Mureta," which
till sound in mv ears, 1 count one of the
happy deliverances which a kind Provi
dence granted us.
lhe Alhambra is situated on a loftv
plateau overlooking the town of Granada.
It is reached by a road winding up a
3teep hillside lined on either side with
trees and parterres of aromatic shrubs.
Tbe Alhambra ! do vou think I can de-
cribe it? Ah, no; it took a Washington
rvmg with a bewitching stvle that flow-
d out into all the graces of diction to do
bat. Tbe Alhambra is not a thiDg to be
exactly described ; it is a poem to be re
cited, a song to be sung, a dream to carry
away into realms or meditation and re
oose. There is one idea of the Alhambra
wbich I had, and which I therefore
imagine most other strangers have, wbich
idea is wrong. The Alhambra is not a
ngle building : it U a great collection of
irregular buildings. Tbe walls enclos
ing these buildings are nearly halt a mile
loog and one-eighth of a mile wide; and
n tnese wans watch-towers are set. for
that is what the Alhambra originally
was, it was a fortification of the Moors.
The Alhambra was begun in the year
1222 and took about 100 rears in building.
WHEN YOU LOOK AT ITS GRACEFUL MDf A"
RETS
and towers, its beautiful colonnades, its
domes that entrance' you. its fountains
that still play ; when you stand captivat
ed by the wealth of color and tinting.
the stucco work so delicate in design,
so wonderful in its conception ; when the
guides tell you that much ot that woik
represents a lost art that cannot be re
produced to-day you long to know
something about thia marvellous people,
tne aioors, wno suddenly rise into such
prominence, whose armies swept ail be
fore them, whose work stands even now
the despair of the great artists of tbe .
world, the people who once threatened
to be masters of a world-embracing em
pire, but wbo suddenly fell from their
position of glory and are now counted
mong toe obscure nations of mankind.
Afterwards we eee tbe descendants of
these builders of the Alhambra in the
streets of Algiers. The trace of power
nd etreng'h is still visible in their fea
tures; but it is power In ruins, it is
trength in decay. It is the old, old
tory wbich tells the decade jce of the
nation?, how Babylon fell from her glory
nd how Kome ceased to be mistress of
tbe world. They gave themselves over
to profligacy and all manner of defile
ment ; they forgot the fact that right
eousness becometh an individual; that
ruin must be tbe end ever of that race or
people whose God is not the Lord. '
lhe jourt of tbe lions is called the
pearl of the AlhambraT It is in the
centre of the palace. Tbe court is pav
ed with colored tiles ; and in its midat is
fountain, tbe basin made of oriental
alabaster and supported on the backs of
12 lion-like creatures, from which tbe
court receives its name. Above the
arches "upheld by the slender marble
columns of the colonnade are small
escutcheons, enamelled blue and gold,
each bearing an Arabic motto, wbich is
said to be read "No conqueror but God."
&very one nnds m this great pile- some
ball or chamber that proves peculiarly
charming to him ; the selection is largely
a matter oi taste. 1 found especial de
light in the Hall of Repose. In this room
the Moorish princesses and ladies of ralik
gathered after the bath and leisurely sip-
pea chocolate or tea, while a band dis
coursed sweet music in the galleries
above. The colors in the frescoes of thia
room have been retouched, so as to rep
resent as nearly as may be the original.
THE EFFECT IS BEAUTIFUL.
Standing there, jou are carried back in
thought into the days of old ; brave, ar
moved knights and ladies fair and the
music of revelry all these come about
as with the enchantment of a delightful
dream. There is one thought that comes
to your mind at every footstep through
these halls; it is this: what if these
ancient walls could epeaL, what stories
would they tell? what scenes have they
witnessed r r ny, in tnis, tne uaa of tbe
Ambassadors, they say the gracious
Queen Isabella first took Columbus by
tbe hand and gave him, when nigh des
pairing, the words oi encouragement
that sent him forth bravely on his voyage
over trackless seas; and now our feet ara
pressing that very spot! And in this
room, they say, 29 traitorous fellows
Were mercilessly butchered, their bands
OCyTT'TJra TO LAST PAS'S. 1

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