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the heroine, and with Chorley as the husband into his oven, whence in a few minutes it such an advocate, there is hope for the future -a character which be plays so magnificently would come forth well cooked and savory. of Parisian society, after all. as almost to throw the fine actress whom he I think that he has signed a thousand works,

Lucy H. HOOPER. supports into the shade. What a strange bis- dramas, and novels. He has been accused tory has been that of this much - talked - of with having stolen the half of them. That melodrama! Though a success in Paris, it is not true. The oven belonged to him. No

OUR LONDON LETTER. was a failure in London, and no wonder, for, matter from what quarter came the paste, so The best thing appearing in Mrs. Rossthough it is a play possessing very consider- long as he had not kneaded, retouched, and

Church's magazine, London Society, just poy, able merit, it was so atrociously acted that watched over it, it had no value. He corrected is Mr. Joseph Hatton's " The True Story of failure was inevitable, for even Shakespeare the mould, recombined the elements, and su- Punch.Mr. Hatton, as you know, is the himself appears wearisome when very badly | perintended the baking. One of his come

author of some clever novels, and editor of plaved. The scene in the theatre on the soli- dies, the Demoiselles de St. - Cyr,' which

our best-informed theatrical paper, the Hure. tary night of “Rose Michel" in London must achieved more than a hundred representa

He knew personally most of the old Punch have been very funny, for the gallery - godstions, was, when it fell into his hands, noth

men-Douglas Jerrold, Thackeray, Mark Lemgot awfully impatient at the drawling delivery ing more than a little untormed vaudeville, on, for instance; and he quotes more than of the principal actress, and indulged in audi- which its author sold for fifty francs. He was

one characteristic and bitherto unpublished ble comments thereupon. Then the repreat once a wit, a poet, a manufacturer, and an

letter from them. Of Jerrold, especially, be sentative of George de Buissey presented him- engineer.”

writes lovingly. Take this paragraph, for ipself, in the scene after that wherein his cries, Here is a sketch of Bismarck : “ This reas he was being put to the torture, were doubtable contemporary, who has already his heard, very trim and elegant, in a white-satin coat-of-arms, and whose father was the guar

“ A score of stories of Jerrold occur to me, doublet with silken hose to match, whereupon

though it is too late to add any new ones to the dian of a state fortress, the Prince von Bis

record, for his wit and humor' have been the gods made some more forcible observa- marck, is a human enigma, who has in his ser- carefully collected and published. There are tions respecting the incongruity of bis attire vice the strangest of faculties. History can a few good things, however, which will bear and situation. alone solve this riddle. He might replace his

repetition. Nature has written "honest

man It is rumored here that you are not to have armorial bearings by a silver sphinx on a field

upon his face,' said a person trying to

make interest for his friend with Jerrold. Rossi in America after all, that he has paid gules. It is not yet time to judge this wild · Then Nature must have had a very bad pen,' forfeit to manager Grau, the sum being stated Richelieu of the Baltic. But a quality which was the prompt reply. Everybody knows as anywhere from eight to twenty thousand cannot be denied to him is a power of pene

how he revenged himself

upon a pompous fop, dollars, and that he has leased the Salle Ven- tration, which was aided by his journeys ard

who had made himself offensively conspicuous tadour for six months in order to present him

at a club dinner where sheep's head was a sahis youthful observations, which was sharp

vorite dish. Pushing his plate aside, the self in his regular round of characters to the ened by his sojourn in France, and which is

stranger exclaimed, 'Well, I say, sheep's head Parisian public. If this be true, why, then, marvelously aided by his natural boldness and forever!' • What egotism !' remarked Jeryour loss will be our gain. The French papers his brusquerie, assumed or real, and which per- rold. This, no doubt, led up to a kindred fib so, however, that I am never inclined to mit him to manage, I will not say to deceive,

flash of wit on another occasion, at the erbelieve their assertions without some outside mankind. When he busied himself with over

pense of a literary friend of Jerrold's, who

had just ordered 'Some sheep's - tail soup; corroborative evidence. Rossi played Othello throwivg the scaffolding of the ancient lit- waiter.' 'Ah,' said Jerrold, looking up, and for the third time on Saturday last, before an tle feudal principalities of Germany, he was smiling with his great eyes, ' extremes meet audience as large and as wildly enthusiastic thought to be a democrat, and all democrats

sometimes. There was an old gentleman

who drove as those that greeted him on the two previous hastened to follow in his train. When, after

very slow pony in a ramshackle

gig, and he was anxious one day to pay Jeroccasions. ward, he brought up the old grievances of the

rold a little special attention. The humorist The recently - published and posthumous Prussian monarchy against us, and raised up was on his way to the station from his house. work of Philarète Chasles, notwithstanding the trivial Spanish quarrel of the Hohenzol- ! 'Ah, Mr. Jerrold,' said the old gentleman, its very untempting title (“ The Social Psy- lerns, so insanely accepted by the representa

shall 1 give you a lift?' 'No, thank you,' chology of New Nations"), is full of sparkle tives and masters of France, the Prussian

said Jerrold, 'I am in a hurry'. In the coun

try, on a visit, Jerrold was told, among other and charm, united to a depth of erudition and feudalists, then taking him for the most mo

gossip, of a young man in the neighborhood a felicity of criticism which are truly remark- narchical of royalists and the most feudal of named Ure, who had cruelly jilted his sweetable. I select a few passages, which may be feudalists, fought at his side as one man. This heart. “Ure seems to be a base ’un,' said Jer. found interesting. Here is a criticism on the enigmatical series of problems is not yet

rold. At a ball, seeing a very tall gentleman relations of Napoleon I. with the fair sex: ended."

waltzing with a very short lady, Jerrold said,

"There's a mile dancing with a mile-store.' "It can be said, and with truth, that Napo- This criticism of Mozart by Italian appre- The author of an epic poem entitled : A DeJeon, a true sultan without wives, was van- ciation sixty years ago is curious, and reminds scent into Hell' used to worry Jerrold very quished by women! He passed his life in one of the “ Tannhäuser” hissed from the much. At last the wit grew irritated with the protecting himself against them, which was Parisian stage some few years past.

poet, who, coming bounding upon him with

the question, 'Ah, Jerrold, have you seen my manly ; in insulting them, which was vulgar; “It may be remembered that Mozart in

" Descent into Hell?”? was answered, with in irritating them, which was imprudent. It Milan in 1815 was looked upon as a barbarous quick asperity, ‘No; I should like to !!!! is well known how he acted toward Marie composer, whose troppo robusta music, as the Louise, toward Madame Walewski, toward Italian critic Baretti phrased it, "might possi

You may like to know that our new lordMadame de Staël, toward Queen Louisa of bly please, not the nightingales that sing, but

mayor, Alderinar. Cotton, M. P., is a literary Prussia, toward that unhappy Princess de the asses that bray.'"

man-at least, he has written both poetry and Solms, the sister of Queen Louisa, whom he An unfortunate clock-maker of the Quar

prose. The former is passable (one volunie met at a ball, and whose life might indeed tier Latin, named Marambot, having shot the

of it was dedicated, by permission, to Charles have been made the subject of criticism, but seducer of his daughter, Alexandre Dumas

Dickens, another volume to the late Lord Lytthat criticism should have been private. “Well, comes out with a long article as a pendant to

ton); the latter has dwelt mainly on financial princess, are you still food of men?' 'Yes, his “ Tue-la!" wherein he no longer cries

matters in the city. sire, when they are polite.' The strange ex- “Kill her!” but, more sensibly, “Kill him!

Mr. Irving is being considerably - chaffed" planation of this brutality is not that he dis- The peculiar and cold-blouded indelicacy of

by the poetasters over his Macheth, They liked women, but that he feared them." style of the great author, when he plies his pen

poke boisterous fun at him because of bis Here is a just and vivid picture of the gen- in behalf of these social problems, prevents

make-up and “mouthing." This (condensed) ius of the elder Dumas: “That extraordinary me from giving any extracts. I was struck,

is from the Figaro, the editor of which, Mr. talent, that tropical genius, powerful, abun- however, with one passage, wherein he advo

James Mortimer, is at daggers drawn with tbe dant, ardent, mobile, and entirely physical, cates a change from the invariable French young tragedian, and will persist in always did not need to create a work. It warmed

practice of bringing up young girls in igno- | calling him in print “the Eminent 1." into life whatever it encountered. A Protes- rance and in leading-strings. “Teach them the

"THE FALL OF THE EMINENT 1. tant refugee at Rotterdam had published in dangers that environ them, and let them guard

“ 'Twas in the prime of antumn-time, that city, about the year 1700, three wretched against them themselves,” would be the ad

An evening calm and cool, little volumes of a tolerably happy invention, vice of an American, and such substantially And full two thousand cockneys went but diffuse and vulzar in style. Dumnas made is that of M. Dumas. “She would know, it To see him play the fool; of them the entertaining history of the 'Trois is true, what a young girl ought not to be told, And the critics filled the stalls, as thick Mousquetaires. You might bring him a his- but, on the other hand, she would know what

As the balls in a billiard-pool. tory of any kind, a subject well or ill treated, a young girl ought not to do." Come, then

" He worc pink tights-his vest apart, the astonishing artist would caet the pasté | if American training is advocated in Paris by To clutch his manly chest;

Science, Invention, Discovery. movable metallic reeds, which are caused to

A

And he went at the knees in his old, old way,

formed like those of an organ by means of While his brow he madly prest ; So he whispered and roared, and gasped and

vibrate by steam, and are sent out in any groaned, As with dyspepsia possest.

THE NEBELHORN, OR AUSTRIAN FOG- given direction through a trumpet or aug.
TRUMPET.

menter. The notes may be formed auto. " Act after act he ranted through. And he strode for many a mile,

matically and at given intervals, or may be Till some were ready to leave the house,

hibited by Austria at the late Vienna governed by means of a finger-board, so that Too weary to even smile;

Exposition was the Nebelhorn, or Austrian fog. they may serve the purpose of correspondence For acting murderers' parts so oft

trumpet. At stated and not infrequent pe- as well as of a general signal. This instruHad somewhat marred his style.

riods the attention of the traveling public is ment has a most extraordinary power, having But he took six more hasty strides

directed to the positive need of some efficient been heard at a distance of sixteen nautical Across the stage again, Six hasty strides-then doubled up,

means of signaling during a fog at sea. At miles. It can be put up directly over the As smit with searching pain;

such times all the common signals, such as boiler or connected with it at a distance with As though to say, 'See me create

lights, whistles, bells, etc., are of no avail. a pipe. Mounted upon a pivot, it can be di. The conscience-stricken thane!'

The recent wreck of the Schiller upon the rected toward any desired point; and, where " Then leaping on his feet upright,

very rocks that formed the foundation of two several are in use upon the same coast, a Some moody turns took he;

light-houses, and the still more recent dis- separate combination of notes may be made, Now up the stage, now down the stage, And now beside Miss B.;

aster to the Vanguard in the Irish Channel, so that each instrument may be distinguished And, looking off, he saw her ma,

prove that, until we have solved this problem from its neighbor. By means of the fingerAs she read in the R. U. E.

of fog-signals, one great danger of the deep board, long or short notes may be sounded at "Now, Mrs. B., what is't you read ?'

must still be unabated. In former communi. will and with great accuracy, and communiAsked he, with top lip curving.

cations we have laid before our readers the cations may be made at night as well as in Queen Mary? A play by Mr. Wills ?

opposing theories of Henry and Tyndal! re- fogs and snow-storms. By the aid of an Or something more leserviog?' Said Mrs. B., with an upward glance,

garding the effect of fogs upon the transmis. alphabetical formula a regular system of * It is "The Fall of Irving!”

sion of sound-waves, and it may yet be safe | sound-telegraphy may be established. The “One night, months thence, while gentle sleep

Had stilled the city's heart,
Two bill-stickers set out with paste,

And play-bills, in a cart,
And the Eminent 1 had his name on them,

In a melodramatic part."

Mr. Mortimer, I may add here, is about to start an illustrated daily paper, after the style of your own Graphic. He is advertising for capitalists to join him in the venture, and doubtless will get them, for there's always plenty of money forthcoming for literary enterprises. Besides, Mr. Mortimer is one of the most energetic of our journalists. He has stuck to the Figaro through thick and thin; and now see the result! After more than once altering its price, size, and date of publication -at first it was a penny" daily,” now it is a penny "weekly"-he has made it a success, An illustrated daily, well done, would, I am sure, have a very large circulation here.

In a week or two Mr. Toole will begin an engagement at his favorite London house, the Gaiety. Mr. Mathews is still personating the " awful dad” there; but, to put it as mildly as to affirm that the question has not been con- illustration here given is that of a trumpet, possible, “standing-room" can always be had.

clusively answered. While these eminent ob- the steam for which is obtained from an eightThis will hardly be the case when Mr. Toole

servers have devoted their energies to the horse-power boiler under a pressure of twentyvisits us again, for the first time since his American tour. Already every seat has been

oretical tests of the best methods for pro- five pounds to the square inch, and by its aid “ booked ” for the opening night. How popu- Jucing sounds that will penetrate the fog-thirty blasts may be produced in thirty sec. lar he is with cockneys, to be sure! As for the

clouds, others, directly interested in the prac- onds, audible at a distance of fifteen nautical provincials, they too swear by him-never at tical bearing of the subject, have been occu- miles. A small machine connected with the him, as they do in the case of some other pied in constructing instruments which shall boiler operates the automatic distributing stars" I could name.

create sounds of sufficient strength to serve steam-valve, Mr. Sims Reeves's sons follow in the foot

the desired purpose. In the JOURNAL for By the aid of this trumpet, mounted thirty steps of their father. They are sweet singers. February 13, 1875, an illustrated description feet above the sea at the barbor of Trieste, One of them will soon make his appearance in

was given of certain recent forms of fog-guns signals according to the Morse method were public. He is said to have an excellent tenor voice; his brother's voice is a fine barytone.

and sound-reflectors, and we would now di. plainly distinguished at a distance of six nauYour countryman, Colonel Jeems Pipes,

rect attention to this new Austrian Nebelhorn, tical miles. As a mechanism dependent uphas been “drawing” large audiences in the

the form of which is shown in the accom- on the use of steam, it is evident that trumprovinces; by-and-by he will make his debut panying illustration, which was placed at the pets of this form might be made to render in London-a fact which reminds me that Mr. disposal of Major Elliot, and by him given to efficient service on board of steamers; and, J. P. Burnett and Miss Jennie Lee have al- the public in his recent valuable and interest- had the Grand-Duke and the Vanguard been ready arrived here from San Francisco. It is ing report * on European light-house systems. so equipped, not only would they have avoid. probable that they will open at the Queen's;

From the report which accompanied the illus- ed each other, but the fact that the latter had meanwhile, Mr. Burnett is being taken to the

tration we learn that this apparatus was for changed its course might have been directly bosoms of our clubs.

merly operated by compressed air, which has telegraphed to the feet, together with the It would be strange, wouldn't it, if, after all, “ Rose Michel” were to have a successful

now been replaced by steam. The notes are causes which rendered the change necessary. "run" among us? It may have, for I hear

The Nebelhorn is the invention of Giovanni

* European Lighi-House Systems, being a Rethat there is a movement on foot to put Mr.

Amandi, of the Technical Institute of Trieste, port of a Tour of Inspection made in 1873. By Daly's version of it on the boards of one of Major George H. Elliot. New York: D. Van Nos

and this his first trumpet was awarded a our principal theatres. WILL WILLIAMS. trand.

medal of merit at the Vienna Exposition.

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In the course of our recent editorial dis- / sick, dying but a few days later—the first Eu- unknown countries." In a second letter, now cussion regarding the true purpose and limit ropean victim to the honorable service in at hand, Mr. Stanley records his first voyage of governmental functions, reference was made which he was engaged All honor to his in the Lady Alice, and, by the aid of a map to the geographical expedition now engaged name and memory! After burying Pocock at of his own drawing, describes the Victoria Niunder the sole patronage of an American and Chiwyu, and marking his grave by a rude yanza inore fully, and, it may be believed, English newspaper in exploring the interior cross cut on a tree at its head, the expedition more correctly, than his predecessors. lands and lakes of Africa. Hardly had we began its northward journey, until the Leegiven expression to these views in support of umbu River was reached. Here the first ac- In the death of Charles Wheatstone, the such private efforts as against those requiring tive contest with the natives began, resulting, English electrician, physical science loses que the aid of the government when the New York after a long fight against fearful odds, in the of its most distinguished students and advoHerald published, with a just pride, the first discomfiture of the enemy and the total de

At an early day we shall notice at letter from its “own correspondent,” Henry struction by fire of many of the most populous greater length the character of his services to M. Stanley. This communication bore date villages. The attacking tribes were led by theoretical and applied science, the following March 1, 1875, and was dispatched from the the dreaded Waturu. Of the geological feat- brief summary of which appears in the col6 village of Kagehyi, district of Ucambi, Usu- ures of the country now entered the trav- umns of a contemporary : “He was born at kuma, on the Victoria Niyanza.” Although the eler writes as follows: "At Mukondoku the Gloucester, in 1802. In early life he was a explorer bad but then reached the boundary | altitude, as indicated by two first-rate ane- manufacturer of musical instruments, and made of the mysterious country into which he had roids, was 2,800 feet. At Mtiwi, twenty miles researches on the science of acoustics. He been ordered to penetrate, yet the story of the north, the altitude was 2,825 feet. Diverging displayed much mechanical ingenuity in the march is one of sufficient interest to suggest a west and northwest we ascend the slope of a construction of instruments and apparatus. brief review, and to this the attention of the lengthy mountain-wall, apparently, but which, He published, in 1834, an ' Account of Experireader may be directed. As originally consti- upon arriving at the summit, we ascertain to ments to measure the Velocity of Electricity tuted, the expedition numbered four English- be a wide plateau, covered with forest. This and the Duration of Electric Light. In the men and over three hundred natives ; but, on platenu has an altitude of 3,800 feet at its east- same year he became Professor of Philosopby reaching the shores of the Victoria Niyanza, ern extremity, but, as it extends westward, it in King's College, London. He invented the after a march of seven hundred and twenty rises to a height of 4,500 feet. It embraces all stereoscope, which he described in his .Conmiles, accomplished in one hundred and three Uyanzi, Unyanyembe, Usukuma, Urimi, and tributions to Physiology of Vision,' published days, but one hundred and ninety-four men Irambo-in short, all that portion of Central in 1838. He was one of the several persons remained-dysentery, famine, heart-disease, Africa lyiug between the valley of the Rufiji who, in 1837, claimed the honor of the invendesertion, and war, having taken from him south and the Victoria Niyanza north, and the tion of the electric telegraph. Wheatstone one hundred and twenty-five Africans and mean altitude of this broad upland cannot ex- and his partner Cooke obtained, in 1837, a one European. The following account of the ceed 4,500 feet. From Mizanza to the Niyan- patent for apparatus which they invented for fourth day's march will serve to illustrate the za is a distance of nearly three bundred geo- sending signals by means of electric currents. difficulties with which the expedition had to graphical miles, yet at no part of this long They were successful in the practical applicacontend while simply pushing forward, while journey did the aneroids indicate a higher al- tion of their invention, which soon came into further on we read of new dangers from the titude than 5,100 feet above the sea.” Con- extensive use. Professor Wheatstone afterattacks of the native forces. Owing to the tinuing the march, and after crossing numer- ward invented several improvements, among faithlessness of his guides, Stanley found him- ous fertile plains and the rivers which watered which is the magneto-alphabetical telegraph. self, on the third day out, in the midst of a them, the lake is reached, and the actual work He was Vice-President of the Royal Society, dense jungle of acacias and eupherbia, througlı of the expedition is projected. This work was and was a corresponding member of the Frerch which they had literally to push their way by to consist in an exploration by water of the Institute, as well as of several of the leading scrambling and crawling along the ground, Victoria Niyanza, which exploration was to be acadenies of Europe.” cutting the convolvuli and creepers, thrusting effected in the boat Livingstone, afterward reaside stout, thorny busbes, and by various dé- christened the Lady Alice, an illustrated de- Dr. A. W. Saxe recently described before tours taking advantage of every slight opening scription of which has appeared in the JOURNAL. the California Academy of Sciences a colossal in the jungle. It was on the evening of this “I hear of strange tales," says the writer, tree, one of a grove discovered in Santa Clara day that the first death occurred. “ The fourth "about the countries on the shores of this lake, County. Its circumference, as actually measday's march,” he writes, “lasted nearly the which make me still more eager to start. One ured six feet from the ground, was but a few whole day, though we made but fourteen miles, man reports a country peopled with dwarfs, inches less than one hundred and fifty feet; as and was threefold more arduous than that of the another with giants, and another is said to over one hundred feet of the top had fallen, it preceding day. Not a drop of water was discov- possess a breed of such large dogs that even was impossible to determine the exact height, ered during the march, and the weaker people, my mastiffs are said to have beer small com- though this was probably about three hundred laboring under their loads, hunger and thirst, pared to them. All these may be idle ro- feet! This tree, even in that land of vegetable lagued behind the vanguard many miles, which mance, and I lay no stress on any thing re- wonders, stands chief over all, although the caused the rear-guard, under two of the white ported to me, as I hope to be enabled to see other trees in the grove are said to be of immen, much suffering. As the rear-guard ad- with my own eyes all the wonders of these mense growth. vanced they shouldered the loads of the weaker men, and endeavored to encourage them to resume the march. Some of these men were en

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es greater advantages than since Monday, and tbis is Thursday. As we
the Warm Springs — if approach the bank, we hear them exchanging
these advantages were only wonders and conjectures.
made the most of. Even “ The waters must be down,” says one.
now, despite the constant “Of course the stage will come to-night,"
annoyance which bad man. remarks another.
agement causes, the place “We could assure them to the contrary,
is very popular, especially if we chose,” says Sylvia. “ Our boatman
among the people of Ten- told us, you know, that the stage cannot pos-
nessee and the Gulf States, sibly cross until tomorrow—if then."
wbo go there in numbers. We drive into the grounds and up to the
Nature has certainly done door of the hotel with the air of people who
every thing for it. The feel that they have a right to make a sensa-
great hills recede, forming tion.
a beautiful basin. There is Our appearance certainly excites a great
a green, well-shaded lawn deal of wonder and interest among the loung.
in front of the hotel, at the ing groups on the long piazza.
foot of which the French “From Asheville ? " says the astonished
Broad sweeps, chanting its clerk who opens the carriage-door. “How is
everlasting refrain, while it possible you've crossed Laurel ? The stage
on the other side bold cliffs hasn't been here in a week.”
and mountains rise. In the “People can generally accomplish what
rear of the hotel flows they want to do,” says Eric. “The stage-
Spring Creek, one of the drivers are probably not so anxious to cross
brightest and loveliest of

Here we are, and we want good
mountain-streams. It runs rooms immediately."
down a picturesque gorge Thanks to this young gentleman's some-
in crystal rapids and falls, what arbitrary energy, the good rooms-and
with the laurel-clad cliffs they are excellent ones—are obtained. In

towering so sheer and steep this respect we are more fortunate than many CHAPTER VII.

on each side that it is only by springing from others. Let people show any capability of

rock to rock in the bed of the stream that being imposed upon, and hotel proprietors “ The velvet grass seems carpet meet For the light fairies' lively feet;

one is able to explore its wild beauty. The are commonly the people to take advantage Yon tufted knoll with daisies strown, warm springs are large pools that bubble up of the fact. Might make proud Oberon a throne; near the river, and range in heat from 98° to “It is the most disagreeable feature of While hidden in the thicket nigh

102° Fahr. They are almost of miraculous this place,” says a gentleman a few days later, Puck should brood o'er his frolic sly;

virtue for rheumatism and neuralgia, and one And where profuse the wood-vetch clings

“ that you can obtain nothing without such a Round asb and elm in verdant rings,

sees helpless cripples who have the entire great amount of unpleasant bullying." Its pale and azure penciled flower

use of all their limbs in the bath, when out Not alone at the Warm Springs, however, Should canopy Titania's bower.”

of it they cannot move hand or foot. The does such short-sighted policy prevail. Who T

worst cases of rheumatism are always alle- that has traveled has not suffered often in sense of contrast than that of wliich we viated by these waters, and many persons are this manner, and been wrought to indignaare conscious on coming to this gay watering. wholly cured.

tion by the deception and imposition which place out of the wild gorge through which We cross the river in a ferry-boat-the the keepers of many places of resort delight we have passed, and after the rough life of bridge not having been yet rebuilt-and in to practise, and injure themselves more grievwhich we have had a glimpse. We feel as if doing so are the objects of many stares from ously than they know by practising them ? we had entered by magic into another world. a party of equestrians who are waiting on The rooms at the Warm Springs are ad. Here is a large hotel, with all the appliances the other side. At a place of this kind new. mirably furnished, as far superior in size, of civilization; well-dressed people in every comers are always certain of being stared at comfort, and upholstery, to those of the fadirection on the piazzas and lawns; stir, move generally in a very ill-bred manner—but on mous Virginia White Sulphur as a first-class ment, and all that air of do-nothing gayety this occasion there is more than ordinary ex- hotel is superior to an ordinary boardingwhich pervades such places.

cuse for the starers. Evidently they are at a house. And the table is as good as can rea. No summer resort in the country possess loss to imagine where we can possibly have sonably be desired. Sylvia, it is true, casts

come from. They know that Laurel is “up," a discontented glance over the bill.of-fare, * Continued from JOURNAL, No. 344. for the stage from Asheville has not crossed and remarks that she sees no mention of

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venison or pheasants—but Eric and Charley | ow-dappled grass-I find them by moonlight i tance; then, turning, enter a narrow, shaded laugh at her.

in remote nooks of the piazzas, and see them ravine. A musical stream comes dashing “You'd like a bear-steak, also, wouldn't stroll away for long walks together. Sylvia over its rocks to meet us, up the bank of you?" the latter asks.

“ You must go a says nothing, but her color heightens once which we take our course. There is no per. little farther from cut-glass and damask be- or twice when some one remarks Mr. Ken- ceptible path, and the way is very rough, but fore you find those things, ma belle."

yon's "devotion ” to Miss Hollis, and she is only Mr. Lanier complains of this. “Is there no game around here ? " asked more gracious than I have seen her yet in her “If these people had any enterprise," he Mr. Lanier. “There ought to be." manner to Mr. Lanier.

says, “they would have all such places as “There is none for amateur hunters," an- This gentleman expresses himself very this made accessible by good paths." swers Eric. “I was here for a week last much pleased with the Springs and the com. “May a kind Fate keep such an idea from summer, and I soon saw how the thing was pany.

ever entering their heads!” says Sylvia, managed. A party of gentlemen want a “ It would be much more sensible to "Can't you see how much more delightful deer-hunt. Being ignorant of the country, spend the rest of the summer here, instead this is ? Who cares for a pleasure that costs and having no dogs, they engage some of the of wandering about the mountains, encoun- no effort ? We enjoy the cascade a great mountaineers to drive' for them. These tering all manner of hardships," be remarks deal more-my dress is caught, if you please fellows regard the deer as their monopoly, so one day, with the air of one who has fully -because we have trouble in reaching it." they station the strangers at certain stands, made up his mind.

“Do you think so ? ”asks the young man, then they take the dogs and drive the deer Eric utters a long, low whistle.

a little skeptically, as he unfastens the dress in the opposite direction, receive their pay “If you have any intention of that kind, from the bush on which it is caught. in the evening, and have probably also a deer mother," he says, “pray give me warning, “O Mr. Kenyon, how shall I ever climb which has been killed by one of their own and I'll be off to-morrow."

over this ? " cries Miss Hollis, hesitating at number. After trying this lively amusement “To Buck Forest, I suppose," says Sylvia, the foot of a large rock which it is necesfor a few days, the would-be hunters are gen- glancing round.

sary to mount. erally disgusted, and firmly persuaded that “To Buck Forest or some other place “There's no difficulty at all," says Ru. there is no such thing as game in the moun- where there is something to be done besides pert, “if you just put your foot on that ledge tains."

lounging and smoking. To a man who flirts and spring." “Is there no chance of a stranger ever -Charley there, for instance—a place like “There will be still less difficulty if you killing a deer, then ? " asks Mr. Lanier. this may be tolerable; but to me,”

“Not unless he is one of a party who “I beg to observe," says Charley, “ that know the country and drive for themselves. not even firting can make it tolerable. A Even under those circumstances, however, man must do something, in self-defensegame is scarce around here—so scarce that and flirting is one of the easiest things to do it is not worth hunting. I knew that, so I -but, as for finding pleasure in it, that's anleft my gun in Asheville. We shall not have other matter." a good deer-hunt until we go to Buck Forest “Don't try to make us believe, my good -eh, Charley ?"

fellow, that you haven't found pleasure in “What is Buck Forest ? ” asks Sylvia. Miss Hollis's society,” says Mr. Lanier, with

The jolliest place in the mountains," the amiable pleasantry of a victorious rival. answers Charley. “Let that suffice until “It is not a matter of the least imporyou go there."

tance what you believe," answers Charley, It does not take us long to fall into the more brusquely than he usually speaks. groove of watering-place life—the most ab- “Have you all forgotten," I interpose, solutely idle and aimless life in the world. hastily, “that we have not seen Paint Rock Who does not know the routine ? A vast yet? Let us go down there tomorrow." amount of lounging and promenading on pi- “Let us go somewhere, by all means," azzas, a considerable amount of flirtation un- says Sylvia. “This kind of tread-mill existder lawn-trees, much smoking on the part of ence begins to oppress me with a sense of the men, unlimited gossip on the part of the weariness. I want to ride, to cross a swollen women, idle hours in the bowling-alley, idle stream, to climb some rocks—to do any thing hours by the river pretending to fish, idlest

that has the thrill of adventure in it." hours of all in the ballroom, criticising faces “There is not much adventure in climb. and costumes, and dancing to poor music. ing the Paint Rock," says Eric, “but, if you This order of existence pleases only two of

"Let me lift you,' says Charley." are very anxious for a thrill, you may throw our party-Aunt Markham, who likes com yourself off.” fort and the baths, and Mr. Lanier, who likes “ Thanks for the permission-but did not let me list you,” says Charley, and he does comfort and society. Sylvia tolerates it, somebody talk of crossing the river and lift her-a very substantial weight she is, being young and pretty, and not adverse to going to Lovers' Retreat this evening ?” too!-over the formidable obstacle. Then admiration and belleship—but she wears a There is nothing else to be done, so we he stands, ready to assist Sylvia in the same wistful look when the horses are brought out all decide to go, and Charley invites Miss for a ride or drive, and she confides to me Hollis to join our party. We cross the riv- “I won't trouble you," she says, waving that she is longing to be “up and away” to er, which is beginning to lose its turbid tinge aside his offered band. “I don't consider the wild fair regions that lie yet unexplored and wear its emerald tint again—those of this any thing at all in the way of climbing. before us. Eric and Charley make no secret us who are prudent on the ferry-boat, those is that the cascade yonder ?” of the fact that they are bored, and the lat- who are imprudent in a small craft that lies Yes, it is the cascade-filling all the still. ter relapses into his usual state of indolence at the foot of the lawn. The latter crew ness with its fairy-like murmur. Over rocks, -out of which our day or two of roughing consists of Charley, Miss Hollis, and Rupert. across fallen trees, and through the dense temporarily roused him.

He finds it too Sylvia would like to be with them, but she growth of laurel that fringes all these watermuch trouble to contend with Ralph Lanier does not say so. I only know as inuch by courses, we make our way to the bank, and and half a dozen other old friends and new the expression of her eyes as she watches go out on the rocks below the fall. The glen admirers for a share of Sylvia's society, so the little boat shoot across the rapid cur. is only one of thousands equally beautiful; he calmly relinquishes all of it, and devotes rent, while our slow old ferryman has not but, as we stand, with the sheet of spray and himself to a flirtation with a pretty Mem- pulled us half across the stream.

foam before us—a cascade that might be phis belle. I see them for hours together We land on the other side at length, how- Undine berself-dense foliage on each side, on the lawn—Charley lying la zily on the shad- ever, and stroll along the road for some dis. I towering mountains above, and an atmos.

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