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VOL. X. PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1899. NO. 43.
THE HOMEWARD BOUND.
Ob ! for a brisk and fresh'ning wind
That follows the tall ship fast,
That curU the crests of the sun-kiss' d seas
That strains tbe pltoh-plue mast
And bends tbe towering mast,
Whilst the dog-watch yarns go 'around
And tbe cbantey-man uplifts his voice
' In the 80ug of the homeward-bound !
The chorus ascends In time and tune,
And is caught on tbe ri.sini? wind.
Till the startled galls with fluttering wins
Fall off In tbe tracks behind
Fall off in the flakes behind,
Where their shrieks and screams are
By tbe proud, loud song, the loud, proud
The song of the homeward-bound !
Give me the midst of a stormy zone
Where the staggering sun swings low,
And tbe clouds roll back, on the weather
Predicting a heavy blow,
Sure sign of a heavy blow,
When from windward comes the sound
Of the thunder's roar to rouse the song,
The song of tbe homaward-bound.
Give me the man with a rich, round voice,
When the wind Is bellowing hanJ,
As he looms his reach o'er the leading-block
A-hoistinga topsail yard
Mastheading a topsail yard
fS the sail sets taut and round,
r And tbe word " Belay" falls like" Amen"
tTo the song of the homeward-bound.
, 6h ! the strange sea-folk, the wild sea-folk,
That live on the trackless dep
t That carry our commerce the world around
, Wherever the wild waves sweep
Whore the wild waves ever sweep,
, To these let the toast resound
With a health to the sailor, a health to tho
And a health to the homeward-bound !
T. II. Mathias, in San Francisco Coast
, It was during the time of powdered
Lair and cocked hats the year 1781.
Off Philadelphia lay the twonty-gun
ship Ariel.just arrived under the com
mand of Commodore Paul Jones.
There were in the city many per
sons who had never seen that remark
able man, among them Ben Wilson
a trim,, powerful young Jack Tar of
twenty-rive, who had lately married
Susan Gray, a humble but beautiful
damsel of eighteen. There had been
another suitor, also a sailor, named
Thomas Wright, who hated Wilson
because Susan preferred him, and
who, being of a cruel, malicious dis
position, longed to do him some in
jury. i Ben shipped aboard the Ariel, that
J he might serve under the renowned
hero. Learning that Ben had shipped,
Wright, who like the former,had never
seen Jones, also became one of the
Ariel's crew. Neither, however, could
yet get sight of. the commodore, who
was absent would not be back for a
In a few days Wright was chosen
to act in the place of the boatswain's
mate, who was at the time ill. His
duties, besides blowing on the
call, etc., now being to punish with
the colt a coil of rope from two to
three feet long and also with the cat-o'-nine-tails,
usually - termed the
V "cat," such of the sailors as
"offended" against the rules of the
ship, he ardently hoped that he might
yet have a chance to flog with his
cruel lash the man he hated for win
ding pretty Susan.
One day some of the crew were
granted permission to go ashore.
They were ordered to return to the ship
at 9 o'clock. The boatswain's mate,
Wright, and Ben Wilson, were among
Unfortunately, Ben drank, and in a
state of partial intoxication he visited
a few minutes before 9 o'clock, when
. he should have repaired to the Dol
phin a tavern not twenty yards from
the landing. Here the landlord ac
commodated him with a glass of
v brandy, which the young man lifted
high, saying at the same time, in a
m "A 'health - to Commodore Taul
4 Then he left the place, not to go to
. the boat, but intending to seek some
It was a dark night, but by the
bright light streaming through tha
windows of the house Ben could see
a middle-sized, broad-shouldered marl,
enveloped in a shaggy over coat, watch
ing him with a mingled expression of
Btern disapproval and amusement on
his broad, weather-beaten face.
"Hold there, my man," said this
person laying a hand on his shoulder.
"What's "urname, and what ship do
you belong to ?"
"My name? Why, now, my name
i3 Ben Wilson, and my ship is the
-Ariel, but blast me if I know what
. business it is of yours."
"It is time you went to the boat.
You will get yourself into trouble if
von don't go in time. Bear a hand."
"Ay, ay, all very well, but I ain't
ready yet, do you see?"
"Come, you must go!" and the
hand on Wilson's shoulder pressed it
"Let go of me !" cried Ben, angrily
but the other, half smiling, gripped
him yet more firmly.
Then Ben made a blow at him,
which the man parried, when a
stvuggk ensued. Ben fought his best,
but tb'Jnia i at length , succeeded in
grapiuii him round th.9 aims from
behind, in which position Wilson was
literally carried to within a few fath
oms of the boat, when, seeing a num.
ber of the sailors approaching, tha
stranger released his hold and laugh
ing made off in the darkness.
"It's lucky you came when yon
did," said the coxswain. "We
wouldn't have waited for you many
"I wouldn't have been here if old
Nick or somebody like him hadn't
brought me," was the reply.
Just then the boatswain's ' mate,
Wright, who had been an unseen wit
ness of the struggle' toward its ter
mination, but who, in the gloom, had
not been able to obtain a good view of
the stranger's face, made his appear
auce, coming in the same direction in
which the man had vanished.
"It was I," he whispered to the
coxswain, "who brought Wilson. He
attacked me near the Dolphin, because
I requested him to go to the boat. I
had to let him loose when I got him
almost here, and run, as you saw, for
I was afraid he would stab me."
The boat's crew was soon aboard,
when Wright lost no time in reporting
that he had beeu attacked and struck
by Wilson. This the latter denied, of
course, saying it was a citizen and a
st; auger with whom he had had his
combat, but he was not believed.
The court-martial was held the next
day, when Jones arrived on board.
Wilson being still kept in the brig,
whence he could not see the com
modore. There was a singular ex
pression on the face of Paul Jones
when the court-martial was ended.and
the sentence of the prisoner 100
lashes on the bare back with the cat
The next morning was appointed
for the execution of the sentence.
When the time came, the master-of-arms,
brought up the prisoner and
took off his irons. On one of the.
gratings, placed just forward of the
gangway, he was made to stand, his
feet being fastened with worming and
his hands secured, wide apart, to the
bulwarks. Along came Wright, scarce
ly able to conceal his exultation as
he drew the cat from its sheath and
lovingly stroked the strings,
"Go one, boatswain's mate," said
Wright lifted the lash on high, but
at that moment the voice of Paul
Jones, who now appeared, boomed
like thunder on his startled ear:
"Hold ! Avast, you rascal !"
And he stepped round, so that Wil
son could see him. The young sailor
looked up at him with a start, then
colored, then turned pale.
"Commodore," he stammered, "I
I my God, ! I was a little in liquor
on that night, but I recognize your
face. It was you who took hold of
me there by the Dolphin tavern, and
carried me almost to the boat. God
knows I would not have struck at you
had I known who it was."
"Enough," answered the latter; "I
Then he turhed on Wright.
"The court-martial was a farce,"
continued Paul Jones. "I wanted to
see if this Wright would really have
the heart to carry out his falsehood.
Now cut loose that man Wilson and
put Wright in his place. Give him a
round dozen, then let him be broken
and put in the after-guard."
The. commodore's orders were
obeyed, Wright, with every man
against him after this, led such an un
happy life aboard the Ariel that he at
tempted one night to desert from the
ship. When in the water he was seen
by a marine on guard and ordered to
come back, but not obeying, he was
shot through the head and killed.
As to Wilson, never after that,
greatly to tbe joy of his pretty wife,
Susan, would he touch another drop
The Poet Did Not Contribute.
"I am quite willing to contribute to
the er amusement of the evening,"
interposed the amateur poet, who was
bursting to read hi3 latest, and couldn't
get anybody to take the hints he
There was a sound like a groan
from a corner of the room,and a guest
went out. The others prepared for
the worst, except one elderly man,
who pulled down his waistcoat with
an unnecessary show of determina
tion. "The title of this little effort," the
poet went on, drawing a roll from an
unsuspected pocket, is "The Raindrops
on the Roof. "
"Well, of course it does, "exclaimed
the elderly man. "Where would you
expect it to drop? When the rain
drops on any well-regulated house, it
naturally chooses the roof. Perhaps
you expect people to take the roof off
when it rains? Or you think thai we
imagine that it drops on the founda
tion, or in the umbrella-stand? Every
body else knows that rain drops on
the roof, young man, and they don't
want you to write a poem to tell 'em.
If you can write one that will explain
why it rains when a man goes out in
a new hat and without an umbrella,
we're open to hear it"
The poet did not contribute any fur
ther to the amusement of the evening.
Gold worth almost $56,000,000 has
been taken out of the mines in the
Cripple Creek district in the last eight
LARGE GOLDFISH FARM.
THE PETS REQUIRE CAREFUL AND
The Propagating Plant Consist of In
numerable Little Pond The Sun I the
Artist That Paints the Delicate Tints on
the Sensitive Scales So Two Alike.
In Shelby county, Indiana, about
thirty miles from Indianapolis, is the
largest goldfish "farm" in the world.
Here the original goldfish men in the
country have their propagating plant
and here are produced some of the
finest specimens in the world. The
pets require a careful and systematic
raising that is seldom considered by
those who desire to purchase them at
a small price. The farm is known as
Spriug Lake Fishery, and consists of
innumerable small ponds all connect
ed by narrow channels or sluiceways,
iu which the flow of water is con
trolled by water gates. These ponds
are constructed with careful regard
for depth, size height of embankment
and amount and kind of shrubbery on
the banks. The most careful con
sideration is given to these details,
for it has been demonstrated that they
all, each and collective'y, influence
the health and development of the
fish and the, perfecting of the color
without which the goldfish is value
loss. Immediately after it is hatched the
goldfish is very much like auy com
mon everyday minnow, and there is
nothing in its appearance to indicate
the glorious hues it will afterward as
sume. For more than a year it has a
dull, whitish silvery color, which
gradually gives place to the shadiugs
and blotches of color so well known
Sprink Lake Fishery is owned by L.
Shoup, who has spent his life in
studying the habits of goldfish and
how nature may be assisted in her
work of coloring the little beauties.
He hat found that the sun is the
artist who makes the delicate tints on
the film of the fishes' sensitive scales.
But the sun is a variable artist.and no
two of the fishes he paints are exactly
alike. If a fish is kept in the shade
from infancy it will always retain its
youthful, silvery color and will be
very ordinary, and, in fact, worthless
fish; but if it is allowed to bask in
sunny shallows and to lie with
its sides exposed bn pebbly rip
ples, its scales will absorb the rain
bow tints of the sunlight refracted
through the wavelets of crystal water.
It is not within the power of man to
define or regulate the coloring of the
fish, but by careful attention to the
exposure to the sun's rays he can
make the shades sober-hued or bril
liant. Generally there is the greatest
demand for bright colors, and those
fishes are produced in greatest num
bers whose markings are pronounced.
There are but few exceptions -to prove
the rule that the' sun is the only
agency that paints the fish, but occa
sionally one is found that grows to
maturity and "to the last retains its
dull, silvery color. These are the
albinos and cannot be accounted for.
They simply exist, and that is all that
is known about them. The food ea
fish eats has nothing to do with de
veloping its color. All the fish in
Spring Lake Fishery are fed exactly
the same food, and it is uudeviating
in quantity and quality. Toasted
bread and nothing else is given them
two or three times a week, aud they
thrive upon it better than auything
else. It is well adapted to their deli
cate organism, and with the natural
food, such as Hies and worms, they can
capture, is recommended for use in
The greatest difficulty with which
thegolfish raiser has to contend is the
night-prowling animals, such as cats,
coons and opossums. These animals
are very adept at catching fish and
experience little difficulty in securing
all they want of the domesticated gold
fish, which take alarm but slowly.
Snakes and crayfish are also destroy
ers of the goldfish, aud the most con
stant vigilance is maintained to see
that none of those animals gain ac
cess to the ponds. The goldfish is
insectivorous, and his appetite often
leads to his death. The sting of some
insects is fatal, and for a common snake
feeder to deposit an egg upon one of
Che little vertebrates means its sure
The freaks and unusual develop
ments in the fish are the varieties
which always bring the highest prices
in the market. Odd and rare colors
and spots aud blotches are the kind
of markiugs most preferred by fan
ciers. Unusual shapes in the fish are
also very much sought after aud in
variably bring high figures. In phy
sical development the tail is the great
favorite of nature, for it is that av
pendage that receives the most atten
tion. Fish with two, three, four and
even five tails are not uncommon, and
a few specimens with six tails have
been known, but they are rare. These
abnormal developments are always
accompanied by the most brilliant
hues, and have beeu known to bring
almost fabulous prices.
More than 200,000 fish are in tho
Spring Lake Fishery, and specimens
are sent every year into every state
and territory. The aquariums of
nearly every country on earth have
drawn upau it for perfect specimens
iniorniatiou concerning the
production and care of the fish. Many
of the royal aquariums in Europe are
kept replenished from this fishery.
Goldfish in private aquariums should
be regularly fed, but never overfed,
the water should be kept fresh and at
an even temperature, and the aquar
ium placed in the dark at night.
SENATOR CLARK AND MARCUS DALY.
11 Perkins Says There Will Be Fun In
There is fun brewing in Montana,
writes Eli Perkins in tae New York
Sun. Marcus and Senator Clark are
neighbors in Anaconda. They are
both Democrats, and both rich and
powerful lions, but each wants the
other to be a lamb. One must be
swallowed before peace can come to
The newly-elected senator, Clark,
is a fifty-millionaire, while Mr. Daly
is a twenty-millionaire. Mr. Daly is
a kind hearted man who came up from
a miner's dinner pail, and the boys
all like him, while Mr. Clark is much
respected as a great scholastic man.
He kept a country store, and once,
when the whole country was covered
with snow and a long blockade had
stopped the railroads, he bought up
all the baking powder in .Butte and
Anaconda. It became scarce. Miners
traded gold dust for baking powder,
and Clark made $60,000.
With this he went to Boston and
heard some mine brokers talking about
a rich copper mine in Arizona which
could be had for 00,000. Clark
started for Arizona, had every toot oi
the mine assayed, found it fifty times
as rich as Boston thought it to be,
and bought it on the spot. These
Arizona copper mines are worth $50,
The difference between Mr. Daly
and Mr. Clark occurred in this way:
A poor miner in Anaconda had a
water right. Water rights are valua
ble iu smelting copper and silver.
The miner wanted to selUit and called
on Mr. Daly, who really needed it.
"I don't think I want it," said Mr.
Daly, "but I'll accommodate you if
you let it go cheap enough."
"Well, SI 000," said the miner.
"How will that do?"
"loo much," said Mr. Daly, who as
a sportsman was doing a little "bluff
ing." "Come and see me later."
The next day the miner saw Mr.
Clark, who, knowing how valuable
the water right was to Daly, asked
him the price. When he fouud it was
$1000 he handed the man a check and
smiled to himself as he lit a cigar and
thought of Brother Daly.
A month after this Mr. Clark said
to Mr. Daly, "Marcus, you ought to
have that Higgins water right. You
"I'll have it soon," said Daly. "I'm
dealing with Higgins now."
"But I have it," said Clark. "The
man was poor and wanted a thousand
and I took it."
"What, you got it !" exclaimed
Daly, "aud you'll sell it to me?"
"Yes, you need it more than I."
"And for how much?"
Mr. Daly drew a long breath, but
paid the $150,000 for the water right.
This estranged the two millionaires.
Has Read the Bible Eleven Times.
A stout, elderly man was noticed
gazing earnestly ,at a display of
"iiibles in all languages" in a show
window. A stroller passing halted to
see what this man was gazing at, and
remarked that there was a fine assort
ment of Bibles.
"Yes," said the man, "but I have
one at home older and bigger than
any of them." There did not seem to
be auy connection between the age
and size of a Bible, so for lack of any
thing further to say the stroller asked
the man if he had ever read his big
"Yes," was the reply, "I have real
it through eleven times."
"Holy Moses!" ejaculated the
stroller. "What do you think of the
Bible a'ter reading it through so many
"Well, the Bible is all right in
places mostly. 1 will tell you how I
came to read it through the first time.
An old circuit rider who used to visit
my father's house when I was a boy
one Sunday prfached a sermon from
the text, 'For a man shall bo judged
according to the deeds done iu the
body.' I asked him if that text was
to be found in the Bible, and he said,
'Of course it was.' I said I did not
think it was, aud he proj osed that we
both read the Bible through to find it.
We did not find it, but I found so
many things which interested me that
I kept on reading the Bible till I have
gone through it eleven times." Port
A Pretty Child Story.
The prettiest child story that I have
seen lately M in French. A mother
tells her little girl that because she
has been naughty she will not kiss
her for a week. Before two days have
gone by the child's lips hunger so for
her mother's kiss that she begs her
not to punish her any more. The
niotlier says: "No, my dear; I told
you that I should not kiss you, and
must keep my word." "But, mamma,
mamma," says the little girl, "would
it be breaking your word if yon should
kiss me just once tonight when I'm
asleau?" -Boston Transrrinfc.
GUEfcR THINGS ABOUT ANIMALS.
The California woodpecker will cam
an acorn thirty miles to store it.
It takes a snail exactly fourteer
days and five hours to travel a mile.
The land crabs of Cuba run with
great speed, even outstripping a horse
That, sleepiug or waking, snakes
never close their eyes is a curious
The elephant has 40,000 muscles ia
his trunk alone, while a man has only
577 in his entire body.
Ants have brains larger in propor
tion to the size of their bodies than
any other living creature.
The dragon fly can fly backward and
sidelong, aud can alter its course ov
the instant without turning.
It is estimated that there are 62, 030,
000 horses in the world, 195,150,000
cattle, and 434,500,000 sheep.
When a chameleon is blindfolded it
loses all power of changing its color,
and its entire body remains of a uni
.There are three varieties of the dog
that never bark the Australian dog,
the Egyptian shepherd dog, and th
"lion-headed" dog of Thibet.
The lantern fly of Surinam, South
America, has two sets of eyes, so as
to catch the light from all directions,
t is much more brilliant . than our
The oldest living creature in the
world belongs to Walter Rothschild. It
is a giant tortoise, wiighing a quarter
of a ton, and it has a known life of
There are several varieties of fish
that cannot swim. In every instance
they are deep-sea dwellers, aud crawl
about the rocks, using their tails and
fins as legs.
Some animals can live many years
without water. A paroquet lived fifty
two.years in the London Zoo without
taking a drop of water. A number of
reptiles live and prosper in place?
where there is no water.
The heron seldom flaps his wings at
a rate of less than 120 to 150 times a
minute. This is counting only tha
downward strokes, so that the bird'r
wings really make from 240 to 300 dis
tinct movements a minute.
One of the lougest-lived birds on
record died recently in London. It
was a parrot named Ducky, the prop
erty of the Prince oi Wales, and was
a century and a quarter old. Up to
80 years of age elephants are useful
members of society.
In China carrier pigeons are pro
tected from birds of prey by an ingen
ious little apparatus consisting oi
bamboo tubes fastened to the birds'
bodies with thread passed beneath
the wings. As the pigeon flies, the
action of the air passing through the
tubes "produces a shrill, whistling
sound which keeps the birds of prey
at a distance.
The antipathy of animals for certain
things is nuexplainable, but the fact
remains, for example, that rattlesnakes
have a decided dislike for the leaves
of the white ash. Experiments have
shown that they would rather run
over live coals than touch white ash
leaves. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Harvest on the Yukon.
It was just on the eve of harvesting
time when I first visited the creeks
says a writer iu Scribner's, describing
a visit up the Yukon river. In a day
or two the flow of water from the
gulches where the snow lay thickest
would make a head sufficient to wash
the yellow grain out of the dumps. In
the four miles of Eldorado and the tea
miles of Bonanza lines of flumes and
their dependent sluice boxes the
lumber for which had been drifgged
from the Dawson sawmill by husky
dogs or fcnt with whipsaws formed a
network around the string of cabins
occupied by claim owners and their
workman, and around piles of clayish
colored dirt, thawed out inch by inch
during the short winter days, which
contained virgin wealth amounting to
If you descended by the ladders
into the holes beside the dumps to the
drifts you soon comprehend that reap
ing the harvest, once you have a claim,
is not so easy as picking wild cran
berries. It is dogged work to build
fires day after day, running the risk
of suffocation and permanent injury
to the eyes by the smoke, and pulling
up the dirt, bucketful after bucketful,
by means of a windlass, with the ther
mometer forty below zero and your
dinner to cook. In one spot of three
or four square feet the nuggets are so
thick that you can pick them out by
hand as a farmer's boy picks potatoes
out of a hill. In juxtaposition there
may be as many more square feet
which are not considered worth thaw
iug and slnicing.and so the drifts seem
like the path of the man trying to
make his way to the light in dark
ness. Manufacturing Suit in Kanta.
Anew industry in Kansas is the
manufacture of salt. , A large deposit
has been discovered on the line of the
Santa Fe railroad near the town of
Hutchinson, iu the central part of the
state, which the local geologists claim
to be the largest in the world. More
than $3,000,000 has already been in
vested in plants to purify it, and tha
output last year reached nearly 2,000,
SCIENCE AND INOUSTRT.
An old dam on the Susquehaana
river, at Columbia, is being rebuilt,
with the idea ot converting the power
thus developed into electricity. It is.
possible to obtain eleven thousand
horse-power there, but only about four
thousand will be taken at first.
From time to time experts have no
ticed certain uuexplainable peculiari
ties in magnetic instruments in vari
ous buildings. An American profes
sor now declares, as the result of ex
periments and investigations, that the
vagaries are due to the presence of ,
magnetism in bricks. They are made
of earthy matter containing a greater
or less proportion of magnetite or
magnetic iron ore. .
M. Moissan takes exception to the
sweeping condemnation by M. Ditte
of the aluminum utensils used by the
French army in the Madagascar expe- .
dition. The aluminum used was not
as pure as it is made now and very
slight impurities affect its durability.
Moreover, qualities should not be
sought for in the metal which it does
not possess. It has the advantages of
being light, of beiug easily worked"
into shape by stamping, thus doing
away with joints and leaks, and above
all of being harmless when it oxidizes.
He thinks it likely that tinned uten
sils subjected to the same tests would
have proved equally unsatisfactory.
A new insulating material known as
iron felt, and made in Germany, is
being extensively used in Europe for
a number of purposes. For the pre
vention of vibration, it is said to be
quite successful, and it is placed be
tween engines and their foundations
and also between rails and sleepers.
It consists of the larger and stouter .
Avoolen fibres treated first with a by
product of petroleum and then coated
with gelatine and India , rubber and
vulcanized. After pressure it is used
in the form of plates somewhat over
two square feet in area, and from one
half to two inches in thickness. ThS.
plates are said to be extremely elastic
and imperishable, and have a surface
so hard as not to be cut by the sharp
edges of bolt-heads or iron girders.
A collection of fishes and shells
made from Lake Tanganyika shows the
interesting fact that in addition to the
ordinary fresh-water fauna uaually
found in fresh-water lakes, there is
also a second fauna of a marine char
acter, to which the name "halolimnic" '
has been given. The mollusks of this
second class have a striking resem
blance to forms occurring in the fossil
condition in the inferior volites of
Europe. Mr. S. E. S. Moore, who has
made the collection referred to, was
able to find twenty-6ix fishes new to
science, and it is believed that a well
equipped expedition, with a steam-launch,-could
find a wealth of new
biological material. The problems con-'
nected with the geology of this lake
and the Nile basin, as well as neigh
boring parts of Africa, are attracting
considerable attention from natural
ists, and they are soon to receive the
attention of scientific expeditions. -
The results in non -Alpine sanatoria
of Germany have been sufficiently
good to warrant the insurance compa
nies there in paying between three and
four million marks in 1898 for the
maintenance and erection of such
sanatoria for the people. One of these
insurance companies has published
elaborate statistics of 1541 phthisical
patients, showing that in such sana
toria general improvement has taken
place in 85.5 per cent., local improve
ment in 61.1 per cent., and complete
restoration of work capacity in 71.8
j:er cent. In 15.5 per cent, the local
signs were slight on admission, and
disappeared daring treatment; in 15.4
per cent, they were unchanged; in 42.6
per cent, the local signs were well
marked on admission and were greatly
improved on leaving; in 13.9 per cent
the local signs remained of a well
marked character, and in only 6.6 per
cent were they increased. It is also
shown that a large proportion of pa
tients treated in former years have re
An American College in Brazil.
Among the American institutions of
Brazil which are doing a great deal of
good is o college for girls at Petro
polis. This is supported, I am told,
by a number of the women of the
Methodist church, who each pay 10
cents a week toward it. It is managed
by American women as teachers. The
college building was built by a rich
Brazilian for a home. It is on top of
one of the mountain peaks above Pe
ropolis, and is as much like a palace
'ks any of the buildings there. Its
rooms are very large, with ceilings
from fifteen to eighteen feet high. Its
bathroom is as large as the average
American parlor, with a shower attach
ment. There is a swimming pool of
marble in the floor. The kitchen is
walled with porcelain tiles, and on the
whole I doubt if there is a girls
school in the United States fo well
furnished. It has American desks and
the latest appliances iu the way of ed
ucation, such as models, maps and in
struments. Its students come from
good Brazilian families, and its edu
cational reputation if of the highest.
Frank U- Carpenter. ...