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Irish Point Flouncing witBa Harrow to Match. Manisooli FommcIh, from
. DOVEY & SON,
IN LOVELY ANDALUSIA.
IMPRESSIONS OF A FAIR CITY ON
ltrautiful Pictures on the l'nrtneiune Coast.
A City Founded by the rhienieianw. 1100
Ii. C. The Three Gradea of Society aa
Shown iu the Public Promenades.
Tliere is a curious little city on the
Gibraltar straits. It is called Cadiz.
Some 300 years ago a man named Co
lumbus sailed from thereon a cruise to
the westward. Kef ore he returned he
discovered some islands.
It would appear that the little city is
still celebrating the return of Columbus,
for it is ever a gala day in Cadiz. Laugh
terand pleasure arc in the very air.
No jort in Spain is more charming
than this nrettv little canital of famed
- Andalusia. Just the place for a man-of-
war to make after a hard cruise on the
coast of Africa or a week's drill at target
V practice out at kco.
It was a lovely run down the Portu
gueso coast from Lisbon: a trifle warm;
but what was this when offset by the
cool evenings so characteristic of the
tf Spanish Portuguese climes? As we neared
port on the morning of the second day,
carrying all sail and a full head of steam,
the corvette fairly gamboled over the
water. The liazo which had been envel
oping the contour of the coast lino grad
ually lifted, presenting to the gaze of of
ficers and crew Andalusia in all her
beauty, charm and grandeur. Many
fishing craft came in view, and as the
corvette surged past the boatmen raised
their caps in respect to the flag flying
from the jval: end.
The appe:irance of the city from the
anchorage is loautiful in the extreme.
Hie several convent and castle crowned
hills are the background of a lSely pic
ture. Especially 0:1 a moonlit night the
harbor is to be seen i.i all its !eauty.
From the shores the strains of music
from the military lands in the parks are
wafted across the water, while among
the dazzling glimmer of lights the gay
promenaders can In? seen winding in and
out along the Alameda. As the night
advances the gay scenes close, and save
now and then tlu black specter of a huge
Steamer gliding silently by, or the tink
ling of a little convent boll away back
in the hills, nothing breaks the silence of
Cadiz is perhaps not so well known to
Americans as many cities of less ira
. portance. Situated apart from the main
highway of travel, and having but little
direct commerce with the United States,
it is seldom visited by our countrymen
on matters of business, except when pas- I
engers aboard one of the Royal Mail j
steamers or en route to some of the col- j
onies are enabled, by a short stop over, '
to obtain a cursory glance at this quaint
and most interesting of Spanish sea- .
The city was founded about 1100 B. C.
bT the Phoenicians; who was called it
Cadir. It successively oassed intp tha
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tianas or tne Carthagenlans and Konians,
the latter giving it the name of Gades.
Then passing into the power of the Goths
it was again taken in 711, this time by
the Arabs. The Spainarda got control
in 1 2C2, and named the place Cales. It
was known by this name when captured
and sacked by the English in 1596. The
loss of the city and the immense treas
ure held there at the time caused almost
general bankruptcy in Spain. Time and
again the English attacked this beauti
ful city, and each time it was success
fully defended. It was surrounded by
the French during 1810 and 1812, being
at that time the seat of the Central Na
tional Junta. Wellington's approach
raised the siege of Marshal Victor's
LIKE OXK LOUQ HOLIDAY.
Cadiz has long been associated with
the liberal movements in Spain, and has
been conspicuous during more than one
crisis in Spanish affairs. In fact, the
first movement which overthrew Queen
Isabella took place in Cadiz, Sept. 17,
18SS. Unlike most European cities, the
name of Cadiz is recognized by all coun
tries. Wo get Vienna out of "Wien,"
Lisbon out of "Lisboa," by what right I
do not know. The Spaniards write the
name of the Quaker City "Filadelphia"
and New York "Nuevo-Yorko."
In an evening 6troll . upon the lovely
Alameda one has an excellent opportu
nity to observe the beauty of the Anda
lusian women. Three parallel walks di
vide the people in their amusements as j
rigidly as any mark or caste. In the
center is the promenade for the upper
classes and the military. On " the right
runs the walk of the middle class, and on
the left that of the peasantry and com
mon soldiers. The young women were
all accompanied by duennas or chape
rons. Hero and there along the Alameda
stood a brilliant cafe. All the women
are dressed modestly in Parisian attiro.
and their beauty is certainly extraordi
nary. Cadiz has a clean appearance, due
largely to the white stone used in build
ing. The streets are narrow but regu
larly laid out. Around tho outskirts of
Cadiz runs the Alameda boulevard. I:
is very fine. Throughout the city are
numerous squares, some large, others
smalL They offer a refreshing retreat,
among the numerous tropical plants, to
the heated pedestrian. These squares all
connect with the Alameda.
The private dwellings are usually sev
eral stories in height. The ground floor
is retained for a store room, and differ
ent families occupy the several flats.
The fantastic manner in which the houses
are built on the hillsides, and the utter
to grading makes tho tops of '
some bouses on a level with tho first
floors of the others. On tho exterior the
appearance of the dwelling is plain save
for the bright hued tiles of varied. colors.
Large, heavy iron doors secure tho en
trance, and this is usually attended, as
iu France, by a concierge. The interior
fittings ure very fine. An exquisite
taste, and in most cases lavish expendi
ture in furniture, rugs, bric-a-brac, an J
unique ornaments characterize t!w ar
rangements. New York Times.
THE DAILY JlEIlALD : PLVlTSMOtJTII, NKHitASIvA, FRIDAY, APRILS, 18!'.
shown in Ia city sit s&riccs wfalcla will be tlie very lowcsl
ASSORTMENT CONSISTS OF
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JPouncings. STairrow Swiss JEmforoidery.
EmbroMery5 in all widths
E. G. DOVEY & SON,
OXK AGAINST A IIu.MWKI).
HEROIC DZFENSE OF A
TACKED BY A SAVAGE
ROE. An Adventore in t!io Sou: It !';u'iils- O.-ean
In 1 8M3 Dusky Siv;isf. V:nt I or.;;!:!
with Spade Cajil. Jiuu-k WSiipncd :t
Hundred of the Fieiuis.
About IS'dTi Capt. Silas Jones, now
president of the f irst National bank cf
this town, sailed from Wood's Iloll as
third officer in the ship Awashonks,
Capt. Collins, on a four years" cruise in
the South Pacific ocean. This voyage
was one of most intense excitement
and hairbreadth adventure, and. while
Capt, Jones is of a quiet and unassuming
character and not fond of putting his
glory before the world, yet your corre
spondent obtained a r.tory full of interest
and one that is not known to have been
published, although in years past it was
a theme of much discussion.
The vessel had a crew of about tliirty
five men, including captain, first, second
and third officers, and made the voyage
around Cape Horn without incident. Slio
cruised about the South seas, ami when
eighteen months out had 900 barrels of
fine oil in her hold.
"WHEUE ONLY MAN 13 VTLE."
Closing in with a group of Islands just
north of the equator. Capt. Collins de
cided to make a trade with the natives.
The ship was hove to. with most of her
sails set. in a 6mall bay where the calm
water reflected the strip of white sand,
green palms and tropical plants that
skirted its margin as well as the purple
hills of the interior.
A number of native dugouts put out to
the ship and made fast to her chains,
and the savages clambered over the ves
sel's rail. At a favorable signal a fierce
yell burst from their dusky throats, caus
ing the ears of those who heard it to
tremble and their hearts to quail. In
less time than it takes to write it the
ship's decks were full of natives, and the
unarmed crew made for the rigging, jib
booms and forecastle, in fact anywhere
to escape the bloodthirsty islanders.
The fight that ensued was a desperate
and indiscriminate melee. The natives
had been 60 sure of a surprise that they
had formed no plan of attack, depending
entirely on their overwhelming numbers.
At the first rush Capt. Collins and the
second mate were engaged in a hand-to-
nana conflict with some or tlie savages
I who had availed themselves of the ship's
euttinjr in spades, and the poor men were
immediately hacked to pieces. Thomas
Gifford, of "Falmouth, a seaman, made a
bolt for the forecastle, end recei ved a
blow from a spade. He carries the scar
across his forehead to this day. and it is
a most unpleasant reminder of that
Capt. Jones, then a youth of about 20,
found himself surrounded by a number
of infuriated natives, each struggling for
a whack at him with the keen edged
spades. . He managed to parry the blows,
jumping into the vessel's hold and
crawled among the tiers of oil casks into
the cabin. Here he found tho steward
una two seamen on me noor. covereu
with wounds, inflicted by the murderous
spades. The rest of the ship's company
were either aloft or cooped up i the
forecastle. In one comer of the cabin
was the magazine containing the muskets
and ammunition. Seizing the muskets,
Capt. Jones gave them to the wounded
men to load, while he set about rescuing
ONE AOAIXST A HUNDRED.
The natives were scattered over the
deck stealing what they could get their
hands on. They plucked up the ring
bolts from the decks and rails and
tugged at them when two tons' strain
would not have pulled them out. They
pried at bolts and straps, picked at nail
heads, wrenched down kettles and stove
pipes and threw them into the canoes.
The chief, an ill visaged rascal, was at
the wheel endeavoring to beach the ves
sel, but he was not up in navigation.
First he put the wheel down, and the
sails not filling he put the wheel up.
Slowly the Awashonks headed off and
gathered headway toward the beach.
An Indian who lived in Mash pee. some
ten miles from here, cut the braces and
the sails were taken aback. A shower
of arrows s:nd beat!teni:Ji maledictions
were hurled ;;t l;nn as he sought shelter
in the tops. Tiie vessel lost headway,
but t!ie chief continued his experiment
without t!:e "rudder.
The -a!.in. where
Car.t. Jones had
was lighted by two v.
do-.vs i:i the stern sirju a large skylight
overhead. When li:e cneiuy peered into
these apertures a well d I reeled bullet
sent them away Li hot haste. For over
an hour tliis sL:in:ii.' lictwivn a despt?r
iti'Uiun m.i.Iii hundred murderers con
lin::;.!. As last as.i.:-.- wounded men
cu.il 1 load the muskets t'ajt. Jones
would put their contents where they did
the U10-..1 good, and the islands
to iKjvi- whcl.'some lears of the
rt be; jail
j.n.l M't al.out !evi;
method .i altae';.
looting up through the skylight dmv
inj; the quiet that followed Capt. Jones
saw the chief at the wheel in his frantic
endeavors to beach the vessel. Taking
careful aim at his broad, nuked chest, he
pulled the trigger
The bullet passed
through the deck, and having spent its
force, rolled along the planking to to
chieF s very feet.
The savage left the helm, inspected the
bullet hole, and then laid a piece of board
over the splintered plank; he then re
turned to the wheel as unconcerned Oi
could be. Another bullet from the mus
ket pierced his heart and the lifeless form
rolled into the scuppers.
At the death of their chieftain the isl
anders fled panic stricken to the chore,
and the Awashonks was laboriously put
ti sea. She soon fell in with a merchant
man, Capt. Iroetor. and was brought
into Wood's Holl by a portion of the
Ca pt. Jones was offered a master's berth
by the owners of the whaler lie had so
l.ravely defended, and up to 1SG-1 he fol
lowed the sea in tliat capacity. Three of
the crew now live in this vicinity, and
two of them lear scars that tell a tale of
sore wounds leceived "in the fray. Fal
oiouth tilaos.; Cor. New York Herald.
nrTTWirrTH mr- i
B. Go doit:
IT LOOKS LIKE MINE.
PEOPLE HAVE OFTEN SAID THIS
ABOUT AN UMBRELLA.
They Were night in the Main, but the
Inventor of a Modern Industry Cad
j "Fixed" the Handle Why the Identity
I of Canes and Parasols Changes.
A dingy shanty within the shadow of
tho city hall shelters a singular industry,
the leading feature of the establislirnent
being the exchange of umbrella handles.
A visit to the thrifty proprietor un
ravels the mystery of where unreturned
and otherwise missing umbrellas go to.
You lose, in any of the too numerous
methods by which the feat can be ac
complished, the shield which art inter
poses between civilized humanity and
; the weaping heavens. You 6can the
; procession that passes your window the
: next wet day in the hope of detecting
the man with perverted morals who has
! appropriated your property. In vain,
j You may see a handle like that attached
I to the umbrella tliat once was your
j brown silk, but the covering i3 black,
I hence the hope raised by the sight of the
j peculiar form of the silver or ivory top
j is dispelled when your eye travels to the
j dripping cover.
j A VISIT TO THE "FIXER."
I And yet you may Imve been right in
i your first guess, though the man who
was saving his silk hat from the dam
aging effect of the downpour may have
been innocent of wronging you directly.
The black silk he is carrying was possi
bly ornamented by a handle of totally
different pattern when it left the shop
and was subsequently loaned or left in a
corner of the suhxm where the proud
j purchaser "set 'em up" for his fellow
elcrus on the ntrength of his investment.
The peculiar handle was too easy of
identification attached to its original
silken superstructure and the aforesaid
dingy shanty was hastily visited and an
exchange effected. The visit was made
subsequently to that of the successor to
your property and that is how you cam
to have that evanescent ray cf hope flash
through your frame.
This is no fancy bketch. The "ex
change" was v; ited in all innocence of
its real character by a man whose lack
of opportunity has hitherto preserved
hi3 honesty pure and undellled in the
matter of umbrellas, the temptation to
absorb which seems to lie irresistible to
the average mortal, and he is r.o better
than his fellows in other respects, a:;d
given tho right conditions he might with
his fellows fall beneath tho influence of
a lonesome but lovely specimen.
But this time he was a victim, not to '
the loss of his rain defier, but its metal
handle. Unequal expansion between it
and the stick, combined with faulty ce
ment, had caused a divorce fatal to the
good looks of tho relict.
"Aber wo 1st der anderer gri.T?" asked
the "repairer," Jiis gesture supplying the -meaning
of wliat otherwise would liavo
yiteUi le tit Li visitor.
1i1c other handle? TV Tiy, I lost it, and
that's why I came to you to get a new
"Ach. that vas all very veil, but look
n your jacket and don't mind me. I
xnow all about dat business. Hay all
lose dose handles until dey lind oud how
to know do ropes a little Lit. loo!: again,
"DEY YOOST 'MAKES' IIIM."
The visitor leing innocent was imper
vious to the implication. "What do yo-i
mean?" he asked the grinning proprietor
of the 7 by 0 shop.
What 1 means? Vy, dat you 'made'
dot regenschinn you know what dot
means and you vunts to change dot
handle for another, so do oder man
knows him not again ahetty, eh?"
."Do I look like a thief.-'"
"A tief, is it? Vy you must bedumm,
nopody schteals eineu regenschirm, dey
yoost 'makes' him. He i.i lying nrount
and you eooms along or some oder man
cooms along and ta!;eshmi up. Don dey
all cooms here by me and I puts a new
handle on and de next Sauntag dot re
genschirm to der kirehegoes initdeman
and de handle stop mit me.
"Aber if you are ko dretfully particu
lar I put you a new handle in him for
teventy-fifo cents or half a tollar and
you keeps de oder handle and puts him
in the stove alretfy, eh?'
Not knowing at this stage of tho pro
ceedings but that the handle he should
select might have come from an um
brella of the same shade and general ap
pearance as his own. and thus lead to
awkward complications with the loser of
the one it originally graced, and not car
ing particularly to do business with .1
man who bad such loose ideas of tho
rights of property, even in umbrellas,
the would be customer was backing out
there was scarcely room to turn.
"You needn't be feared dot i gifo you
avay. I put you a handle dot vas on a
black one, and de von you Imf Vi brown,
Dut the comparatively fic-ih air of the
alley leading to the novel "fence" had
been reached ere this last inducement
had been offered, and the job went to a
more honest or cautious man. Chicago
Hotv Chamberlain Won Ills Wife.
A story is now going the rounds aliout
ilr. Joseph Chamberlain's rwient wooing
and marriage that may interest Amer
ican readers. By a romantic coincidet t
Mr. Chamterlain's son, Austin, played
an important part in his father's mar
riage to Miss Endicott The young man
had met the lady at Washington the year
before Mr. Cliamleila;n went there to
negotiate the fisheries treaty. On his re
turn he gave such glowing account cf
Miss Endicott that Lis father determined
to meet the secretary's family a::d took
an introduction from Lis hci for this
purpose. The sequel U known. The
spell of fascination was ca:-.t over the
father, as it liad been over the son. and
the older gentleman, perhaps in experi
ence bolder in matters cf the heart,
woed and won the lady, who ij younger
fhan any of hL-j children, for his Lrido.
St. Louia Star Sayings.
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