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Independent Junior (Newspaper) - June 27, 1885, Bath, Maine JsJN OK/ia-IlJT-A.Xj DOWlsT-EAST "WEEKLY. VOL. VI. BATH, ME., JUNE 27, 1885. NO. 29. WORTH --RECEIVES- New Invoices -OK- Lemons, Oranges -ANIl- Bananas, E very other day, 4th--JULY-4th :1885:- Especially Large Invoices on Saturday's Star. FIRE WORKS! FIRE WORKS! A FINE OIjD HOME. F ine Iow RUIT, LpRICES. WORTH Stylish Furnishings -FOlt- Gents, Youths and Boys! //Latest Novelties rlS- Hats, Hosiery, Ties, Cravats & Gloves -AT- FIOOTNS BROS" PUT UP IN ASSORTMENT -KOIt - $ .BO $2.00, $5.00, $10.00 1.00 3.00, 7 00, 15.00 1.50 4.00, 8.00, 20.00 Fire Crackers, Cannon Crackers, Torpedoes, Elephant Torpedoes, Paper Caps, Paper Cap Pistols, Rockets, Roman Candles, Bengolas, Triangles, Vertical Wheels, Batteries, Dragon Wheels, and Pin Wheels, Flags, Cannons, Slow Match, etc.. etc. The Residence of the Shipping City's Ship Owning Princes. "The Ceaura," the Old Houghton Family Kstute-Improvement*) Under Way-The Crooker Homestead Purchased to Make Still Broader, Acres Broad-Klegunt Interior of a ltlch Bachelor's Home-The FliieBt Artistic Collection In Bath-Romance of a Young Girls Diamond. The manager -has sometimes thought, as he has smoked his t. d. and thus saved for Sunday's consumption the stub of a live cent Iiavanna, that when the Tnpkpkn-hent's circulation got up to I'OOO a week he would lay by nickels wherewith Lto purchase ah estate like that of our popular shipping owner Henry L. Houghton, esq. We have a liking lor the old style, tall square, broad shouldered mansion, the crowning glory of the substantial green terrace anil expansive acres surrounding. It looks like a home where fun-loving children have frolicked in days gone; where lovers have strolled beneath the cedars, and whose brilliantly lighted roo.ns and halls have received many a time and often gay and beautiful merry makers. In these days of beuutiyfying homes The Cedars should not be allowed to be surpassed by more modern villas but that it should be, as it is, rejuvenated, and set in the fitting framing of well graded landscape gardened acres. THE dKll.lKK, TIIK HOCIIHTON- IIO.MKSTE.lll was built about 1820, by John Richardson an uncle of our well known citizen Hon. .1. G. Richardson, who was, in the palmy days of Bath, a merchant, and later the cashier of Lincoln National bank. It was fmrchased from the builder in 1K-20 by the ate Levi Houghton, founder of the shipping business of the world-known Hougli ton Bros. From the other heirs it was again purchased, in 1S7-1, by Henry L Houghton, esq., the present owner am occupant. Last year Mr. Houghton elegantly refurnished the interior and this season he is extensively improving the exterior and surrounding grounds. A broad verai^IatrhasTbl^ the nolTtr; A Fine Line of Nol)l)y Spring Hats at BIGGINS BROS' No Old Stock, but Bran New Goods at Low Prices at BIGGINS BROS OLD ANDERSON STORE. The Purest Possible! NEQUASSET ICE "~ " For City Consumption. Cotton and Manilla Hammocks. FLY POWDER, Put lip ill 2 and + oz. Boxes with. Sitting "Corenr. Warranted Best i:i the Market. land millionaire. Especially interesting, both from an art point of view and choice of subject is Bubbles by Ernestine Conroy. It represents a full length view of a young girl very beautiful and very gracefully blowing soap bubbles in the open air. In the dining room, a large airy apartment, cheerful with its bay window admitting light and sun from the south, east and west, are hung on the walls paintings of the earlier specimens of Bath naval architecture built by the Houghions. There is TIIK HICK; CU.KIIONTA Entering the North Sea in 1S:1:>, ('apt. James Drummond in command. She would make a jolly boat for a coaster of three days. Her 'lines" arc decidedly Japanese now. Then there is the Clarissa Ann entering Havre near the end of the first quarter of this century. She too is decidedly old style. We believe she was the first vessel commanded by Capt. Chas. Given "the Kennebec Admiral." Throughout the mansion of The Cedars artistic taste is manifest in the statuary and paintings, the latter constituting the finest collection in our city. IN TIIK NOItTII I'AIJI.Olt is a window pane of glass which, strange to relate, his withstood the many gangers of over half a century, unbroken. Upon this pane, cut into the glass by a lady's diamond, is the name "Sarah ltichardson." Miss ltichardson we muse, little thought when, perhaps, some stupid rainy morning she idly scratched her name upon this glass, that, over half a century later, the glass would be there bearing her name, and that some one should think it worth scribbling about. Miss It. was the daughter of the builder and first owner of the mansion. She married a Capt. Thompson the author of the well known "Three Years Before the Mast," by whom she had one daughter, Miss Fannie, now living in this citv. She married a second lime Mr. Sam'l Robinson, whose son, l'rol. Orville 1). Robinson, is well known in Bath society, although in business elsewhere. And thus in a rambling way we have written a good deal about this fine old place-a good deal I more than we anticipated writing when we glanced in upon The Cedars searching for aTrittrnrbetween" the "showers- orrMnmlay AT SEA. WUITTr.N I'OII TIIK 1IATII IKIir.l'KNDKNT 11V W. II. I II.I.Kit, .III., KDITOIl Ol' ICOI KI.ANO fUtKIKK-CA/.KTTK. Wholesale and Retail. Having concluded contractu with the Arctic Ice �Co., inn! thti Khux & Lincoln Kuflrnml, Cor Kiw Ycurs, we are nlcum-d to announce llmt we nluill �ho. able to funiinli, at It� tail or Wliolcsiile, tlit* iraOe and cltJzeiu of Hath with l'UKE NK(^UASiSKT ICK for thu PtMifioii of issft. Itatcfl Low and onlern reaped fully Nulicited. Teams with competent ami necomodiitinif drivers Will deliver Ice, on and after April 4, iMSJ, to any part of thu city. Orders may be left at TIioh. HT. G. Harris' Store; K. W. Lnrrabeo'H Office or K. 11. Ttiriier'H Market. IRA MASON & SONS. PHOTOGRAPHS Made and Finished in ail the Leading Styles -AT- IIT f P T M ' C Ground PlooJ nlUulri b STUDIO, BATH, MAINE. SETH HOBART, PLAIN AND FANCY BAKER. Bread, Cake* and Pantry, uIho Vienna Bread an Hulls, coiiBttiutly on hand. Parlies and .Fcstl. vain supplied witli Ice Cream, etc., at Bhort notice. Angel and Wedding Cake Baked and Frosted to Order. east and south sides of the main building, and both house and adjoining out buildings and stables have'been newly painted. At the apex of the carriage house roof has been mounted the gilded figure head of the brig Clarissa Ann, the 1'IKST VKSSKI. OK TIIK IIOUCIITON' KI.KKT, built by Levi Houghton in 1H:M and commanded by the late Capt. Chas. Owen. The ligure head, a female bust, was the carved likeness of one of the builder's daughters. At the bitse of the flag staff on the ridge pole of the carriage house also is the old wheel of the brig Caledonia, TjTTilt in 1�2T!7alscTby a nevTTloughton. The entire surrounding lands are being graded the driveway newly built and the front terraces put in excellent condition. The sweep of lawn between the first and second terraces in front of the house has been finished and seeded for this season, the whole place to be given next spring into the hands of a landscape gardener Mr. Houghton this spring purchased the old Crooker Homestead adjoining the estate, on the south. The house, nine ty-live years old, was torn down, and its lands graded to continue, the lawn of The Cedars. s for alt kinds of I'linling. . \V. llOWAlll) rillNTlNO CO. prna Job morning last. First Sights Upon the Green Ould Sod-Cork the Famous-Regaiding these Letters - The Irish at Home - An Irish Table d'Hote-Shandon Bells- -Peculiarities of the Jaunting Car-Kissing the Blarney Stone-Showing How Mr. Maccarthy Got Only a Three-pence. Third Lr.rrr.it.. When we awoke next morning and pulled aside the curtains, our eyes looked out nn the welcome sight of Qiieenstown harbor, which lay hehiw us, Its waters dancing and sparkling in the sun, while pleutunt slopes and hills of brightest green stretched far away from the distant shore. Doubly beautiful it seemed to travellers whose eyes for nine Ion}; days had rested on nothing more inviting than an unchanging prospect of sea and sky. Filled with gratified emotions we washed our faces and hands and went down to breakfast. A waiter smilingly served us with ham and bread and chicken and Utile pats of deliriously fresh butter, and coffee. Napkins there were none, and yet this is the best hotel in the city. Siill, a man can wipe his lingers on the overhanging edge of the table-chilli-if-he-is careful U� do it when nobody is looking. Then we sauntered out on the c|iiay, where a number of American hound tourists were preparing to I come hard embark upon the Cunardcr that lay in the liar- I it-bur wailing for the voluminous sacks of mail. Very seedy looking men were importuning passengers to buy one or more walking-sticks as something peculiarly conducive to the comfort of an ocean voyage, and one aged party in an exceedingly ancient swallow tail hands that he had forgotten to wash hood's happy days, espying in me a possible victim, essayed to foist upon me as �! memorial of Ireland a shillalah wiili a knob on the end as big-us a croipiet ball. Irish women likewise were busily plying trade in Dowers, bogwooil .jewelry ami other bric-a-brac. "A bit ol shamrock, d.irlint ;" one of them enticingly asked us as we sauntered by. \Ve~s1Toolr'OUT 'llcails:-------------- "Ah, but it's not for the likes of sieh pretty gintleinen as ye to be passiu' sieh beautiful Cork Is-hut a word, before 1 go farther. These vagrant letters are to peat in the simplest fashion of the erratic suuiiti'i ings of two very dignified down-east Yankees through certain portion's of Hurope, with their eves and ears open to catch whatever of interest thai shall appear, in the gratification of taste* and sentiments, aroused by reading and contemplation cxten ling over u term of year-, of ll.c literature and history of other lands. It i- in no sense my purpose to write a guide-hook, or weakly reprodice a history of the world, or evolve a text book to he used in the .school*-. Therefore these epistles, written hastily and upon the wing,"will nm"aboiiifdTn""stati?rtc- -Li-be weighted down with abstruse and heavy, sided moralizing. "Description," says Di*raeli, "is always a bore, both to the dcscrlber and the describee.'' Indulgent reader, I will endeavor not to be a bur.1, lint whalsoevi-r things are odd, whatsoever things arc characteristic, whatsoever things are humorous, these shall 1 seek to lightlv touch upon. Yet in thus setting forth this cpi-iolury platform 1 by no means bind myself to restrain entirely my pen from rambling into any or all of the objects I have above interdicted. Whenever ihc opportunity protfers itself, and I sec a good chance to drop in a wad of valuable information, 1 shall dp so boldly and shall not withold my baud. If m the course of nature it becomes necessary for me lo point out some -e-vistilig-cv-il,_ur_diuuv_sunui-OLLioii~-exiiii|!ari:ou._ or startle the world with a bran-new truth, you will have to stand back and lake it. It may it first but you will get n.-ot to So, now thai wc comprehend each other, no will start fair by undcr*landiiig that dork is a very ancient city. It is positively known that in the 7th century there was a monastery here that was built on the site of a pagan temple of late. All I lie pco| coat and I much earlier inee bov- [Crowded Out Lust Week.] Kor the Independent. TIIK SKOLFIKMVS SHU*. A Full Try Le BOSQUET'S Portable & Brick Set Steam Heating: Apparatus For Buildings and Private Residences Economical, Safe and Reliable. Freedom from and Dust. Gas Our Home-Made CREAM BREAD Elm Street, Bath, Maine. Fresh Salmon, Shad, Halibut, Mackerel, Ood, Lobster, Corned Hake And all Seasonable Fish at Pair Prices at J P PERKINS' ** " r �' fc* r* BV � �J | j*,,,,,^ for BllI)urbllI1 Houses, Churched, Store* jNegt ami Clean, New Fish Market, foot of and l'ublie UulldingB. AlturiuloiiB of existing Hummer Street. I buildings with or without superintendence. Entire --Contracts niiide, and nil work �iiimm=_ Iced and left in perfect working order. DcBciiplivo Pamphlet upon application. Le Bosquet Bros,, 75 Union Street, Boston. KBlinintuH and SpecltUlitloHM Iiil'iilshcd liy F. c. CURTIS, Ag't for Bath. Ur.i-'Knr.NCKH:-Hon. .1. O. Kichardpon, ('apt. K. II. lirumiiiuiid, Messrs. John II. HuiuphreyH, Ainus II. Ilaygclt, .loucpl' Vnrney, J. II. Raymond. THIS OI.lt IIOI'SE has a history of great interest. It was Ituilt liy .lolmatlian ('rooker, a blacksmith, who cut all the timber used in its construction in tlio woods about Witch Spring, and who hammered on his own anvil all the nails it took. Uncle Win. Donnell, a rich old bachelor, lived and died here, as did likewise Miss ltacliel liishop, since her lime a Mr. Vnrnoy a teamster, and if. lias been occupied lor the last twenty years by John (iilniore, a teamster also. When the old place was demolished many relies of olden time were found, among them being a cannon hall,a penny of date IT.OO, and other coins. Returning to The Cedars, however. It is now IjI'ITK AN ll>i:.U. IrtCHEl.Oll's IIOMK, within as well as without. Substantial and elegant heavy Kuglish carpets deaden the foot falls, in the north parlor a tiled and brass protected fireplace adds cosiness to the elegance of the surroundings_____A ne_w- Steek piano invites the musical to play, and exquisite oil paintings the artistic to enjoy their beauty. The south parlor, the halls and chambers are equally elegant and on every wall rare paintings and engravings hang, the most of which would be prized by any gallery of art in our land. \Ve make below a partial list: - 15elle of Naples; Young (iirl awaiting her Lover; Hubbies; Swiss Peasant (iirl; Summer and Autumn, companion pieces; Swiss Mountain Scene (�) Saluting the Cross; (6) the Peasant's liUiich; Two panels water colored Cascades in the Adirondarks ; water color scenery on the Schuylkill speeding the Chickens; a lady's head and bust; The Holy Pamily after -AiwlieaileLSarta;Cheinist and Alchemist. Description of a Handsome Vessel. The ship Ceo. R. Skollield, built at Ilarpswell was success fully launcliei! "last Saturday at 11.Ill) p. in. About a thousand people gathered in the morning to witness the launch, which was deferred liTTtireveTrthg on Account of low tide, much to. the disappointment of the assembled throng. The (!eo. 11. Skollield is a finely modelled ship and is much admired by those versed in shipping, both on account ol her beauty anil durability, neither time nor money has been spared to render her stanch and handsome. She (I suppose a ship is called she. even when endowed with a masculine name) measures ~2.>\ feet over all; beam 10 feet, depth of hold -J 1 feet, and will register somewhat rising sixteen hundred tons measurement. Ninety-eight tons of iron were used in the construction of her hull, and she is said by competent judges to be one of the best, if not Mi! best ship, ever built in Maine. Her cabins are finished in walnut, rosewood, ash and California cherry, and arc very handsome. Capt. Clement S. Dunning of Ilarpswell is' to command her and Mr. A. II. Preble of Woolwich is to be her first oOiciT. She towed directly to Portland lo receive her spars and a few finishing touches, alter which she will probably charter lor the Past Indies or California grain trade. This fine ship, commanded by a young captain, whose capabilities have been thoroughly tested, with so cflicicnt a first ollicer as Mr. Preble is known to he. will doubtless be a source ol much pride, as well as income to her owners, and is destined to plough the ocean for many years, carrying the products of different countries from port to port. *** --- The surviving Confederate Commanders, say the Maeon. Cm., Telegraph, coulTl "silver ~~niiielT~t rouble connected with those times however arc now dead, so we needn't worry ourselves about l/nni any Ioiil'i r. There i* a ki'c.ii deal of pleasing hi-tory connected with the city that you can fM out of any encyclopedia. Marveloiisly clean i I is. in every direction, the condition ol thc"stieet> in this respect especially commanding our attention, the pavements exhibiting an absence of dirt that no American city of like proportions coiild-boii*t-of,-3-lKs-CMa:lient sun itary....umUi-. Hon of Cork is attributable to the river l.ce, shamrock by-here it is, an' welcome to it yez is." With that she dc.\terou.*ly slipped some bits of the bright green plant into our pockets; then as we laughingly passed along she said: "An' sure, darlint, ye're not goin' to refuse mc a bit for the Mike of the beautiful shamrock :" We'couldn't resist a penny. It was worth a shilling. AVe crossed from the ipiay anil_Hinibcd'up a winding llight of stairs to .1 commanding hillside, bright with Mowers, and where a curious little church nestled under the protection of nn overhanging rock. An old woman came out ol" a little whitewashed house to give us good-uioriiing. She was a woman whose nose at some period in her history had been bitten almost entirely oil'-either by herself, or some other party whose name we did not ascertain-but she had a kind hear', and she told us a great many things about the surrounding scenery, and intimated with a smile that she had been in Anieriky. too, and was goin again, by-and-hv. 'We-invited her to on us when she got over, which she undertook which runs through its center and provijes an excellent and abundant supply of water and a perfect system of sewerage. The architecture of the business portion of the city is not commanding in its proportions, but to the American eye is curious lor the sombre appearance of the buildings, all of which are of very dark color* and seldom above three stories high. A man with a li*p and a shirt that "liadnTITeen bathed ' miico-rt was niuile informed us that I he brick was panned to give it the prevailing gloomy color. The names over the store doors seen! to be largely Irish. Turning into a narrow and most unexpected street we happened upon the entrance to the , church of .St.-Peter and St. l'aul, one of the finest edifices of the city. Displayed on the outer door were various cards ornamented with emblems of mourning, requesting the reader to pray for the repose of the. souls of certain people, the elate and particulars of whose death were set forth at considerable length, together with an enumeration ^u'ihun> public and d -, inestic yirturs. Ol" these names OotiihiKill back i i rSullivan struck us as being the most essen-1,11 ' tially lri-h. Str.ixiit^ in ode, it being between tin nn to do, and then wepushed along the bit, the Judge occasionally slopping street ; m and evening service: some of the bright lined ll.jwr.rs that gri the wayside in great profu* ion. Uueenslowu is celebrated lor its harbor, and is beautiful in its situation, but beyond Ihc fact that Uev. dins. Wolfe, who wrote Ihc "Burial of Sir John Moore," died here in \s->:\, there is liitle to attract the tourist, doik was l'h""l* ! one of Ihc pretliesl bils of bv una inahlc -s. Tin lure I ili indicate with sonic particular Ihe true point of beginning marked out for Ireland, so thai landed us in that city of the tour we had I took the train j examined llcllileclllic ill-' -tabled I the ar. h-ini.lcrt.il... be able lo irhlj! oil' a variety of busines*-hl," phra-e- in this connection lliat will make you catch \niir breath.- 'I here were one or two pcr-uii*. hu*y devotions, telling their beads, r* and kissing the altar steps ipi'n-ily hiiri li a especially li character i not at thi* early stag. Later along 1 may like j at their private murmuring pra\ i ill half an hour. wjlh ,|K. n.m.ncy that one sees only hi Ihc eir The scenery visible from the moving train was I nus( (vu|,,,|;c worshipper. entirely strange to our American eyes. The, \^ we cam.....it, an old woman w iih a-adly road wound along by the river, disclosing on | ,i^.j,.,-!,,i-;it�-.I whiskey breath mlen-cplc I n* and the one side the changing waters with ocea- | | ,S11I|,|, u, (l,r the love of Cod lo ghe her a save tnucti iroume mid many heartburnings by meeting in convention and agreeing upon n history of the war. The result of their labors would be of inestimable value to posterity and would settle many vexed questions. THE BELLS OF SHANDON. /(d>. Francis Mii/iniiei/, aulhur of Ihe "I'roitt J'apcrs." Willi deep utl'ccllim and reeolleetlim I often think of those Shandon belln. Whose houikI �o wild, would, in days of childhood, li'llng round my cradle their mimic �pellM. On thin I ponder, where'er I wander, And Unix Brow fonder, sweet ('ink, of thee; With thy bcdls of Shandon, That Hiiuiid no grand on The pleasant w.iteis of the river l.ee. GEO. EDW. HARDING, C. E, ARUIHTEOT, 40 Exchange Place, - New York. comjianion paintings (originals by David 'Pernors;) a panel Hollyhocks by Mrs. Andrews of this city; marine view oil Dover bv W. L Knabe; head of the younger Rentbrant; Soldier Roy and Dog by .1. (iyselincke; The Holy Pamily; a Modonna; a Beatrice; Mother and Babe. Resides these and family paintings are 1 many others, and fine engravings. Most j of the paintings were purchased abroad. Those obtained in Kurope by Mr. John Houghton were wrecked on the voyage home and were retouched by Harris. (If THE l'.VI.NTIXllS Especially beautiful is the Belle ol Naples, and exceedingly fine is the portrait of the younger Rembrant. The Holy Family alter del Sarto was purchased in Europe by Capt. (I. C. (ioss and bought by Mr Houghton from the captain. The painting of the Maiden at the Balcony was purchased in Europe by Dr. Merrilt, the Oak- I've heard belli* ehimini; full niunv a eliine in, Tolling mddhnc in eiiiheilrid Hhrlne; Wldle at a gllbe rate bniHK tongues would vibrate, Hut all their miudc upuke nut like thine; Kor memory dwelling on eaeli proud Mvelling Of thv belfry knellliiK ita bold iioten free, -Made the hull* of sdiaiulou Sound fiir uiore grand on The pleieuilit walei'H of the river l.ee. I've heard belU tolling "old Adrian'* Mole" in, Their thunder rolling from the Vatican, And cymlmlH gloiions, mvinuiny uproarious In iiai gorgeous Lurri'tn of Noire Dame; llul lliy Bounds were Hweeler than the dome of ruler KlhlgB o'er the Tiber, pealing Boleinnly. O, the hi'lln or Shandon. Hound far more gruud on -The pleiiBiml witters of the river l.ee! Thcrc'8 a bell In Moscow, while on lower and kinsko, In St. Sophia the Turkman gets. Ai.d loud in uir calls men lo prayer Front the tapering summit of lid! iniiinretB. Sueb empty phantom, 1 freely giuul theiii; Hut theru'B un uiilhum more dear to me; �Tin the bellB of Bliuudon, Thut Bound bo griind on The pleuBttiit wutera of the river Lee. sioually an ivied castle ruin, and on the other, choice bits of hedge and orchard and grounds, with glimpses of collages and people smartened in their Sunday clothes going sedately to and from their worship. coiuy^roeeiais. � It was high 11:11111 when we rolled into the famous city of the l.ee. "Is (here a hotel near by:" we asked the guard as he unlocked the compartment and we | stepped out. i "A good one, sorr," he replied, "jist down1 the street a bit. Say to the landlord that ye're friends of mine an' he'll be after using ye . well." We (hanked him, and delivering up our tickets passed out of the station. Things looked propitious. Only a dozen hours on the sod, and a railroad conductor recommending i us as his friends. j A buxom girl,the barmaid, received us at the hotel door, and showed lis up to a somewhat dirty room occupied �h.Y-l.\vo_.iron-t'i'aiiii'd_ bedsteads ornamented with canopies and a variety of heavy browed furniture peculiar to th.it class of hostelries. The taper on the wall marked two separate epochs in the history of the room's rejuvenations, and three or four strips of carpeting that surely must have seen better days strained every nerve to cover up the tloor without success ;but we didn't feel like complaining, being so young in the country, so we smiled in a fatherly way upon the young woman who had introduced us to I be princely I apartment, and told her we were proud to be i there. Then after explaining to her that we would have to turn the key in the lock to keep (he door (o, owing to the shrinking away of | Ihe jamb lo a degree that rendered the catch largely valueless, she tripped lightly down stairs and we sut down and gazed about us and laughed. Ul-'.O.VltDlNO 1I|;SC1U1' IIONS. We strolled decorously out to sec the city. besoiighl ic penny to keep her from starv im:. tasteful j g.V(, jK.r (i,0 pC.n,v; liowTver.-sol is dead by this time. Wc s-itppos .In 'r *he- Tlll. I'ooKli: il' VII I IKs. Turning oil' the business thuroiightar most any direction and we came lit .i the streets inhabited by the pour | row and crooked but full of lib ; being of a Sunday, everybody was out-of-doors Utire. The house* are built cliielly one story high. i: very thing is streets and b.ibie into nur . It in holiday ill loii^' rows of stone, the cheaper of (he bouses hearing Ihe well-known thatched roof. I'.acli house boasts of a door, that you have to stouji down to gel in at, and a window or two. The door is in two sections, ihc lower hull of which is commonly closed, and over which old women in white mob-caps gracefully lean and exchange recipes � ith their neighbors over the way. There is an enormous wealth of these old ladies, and extremely motherly they appear in their white caps and decent Sunday dollies- somiothcrly-in-fact--that-we cannouabrljciir, thrown into such a pleasant and sociable frame of mind as we are by these scene- so new and curious,from exchanging an occasional friendly greeting as we pass along the middle of the street, and our "Oood morrow, good inothci," never fails to draw forth in the heartiest manner and richest brogue an auswc.i ing : ;ood morrow an and Interesting I : 1 do Id ex- "(lood morrow to yez, Cod bless yez !" It was mighty heiirlv assure you, and we were quite carried away the cordiality of the responses -I indeed such a degree ^that 1 was emboldened to periincut with a somewhat younger gciicralion. Su when we presently nunc upon a red-cheeked Irish lass looking out.of a door, 1 piped forth in the same manner, but with eminent respectfulness withal : "How do you do, Mary :" Now in our country, if a stranger should 81
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