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whereof I have here written, nd the perhaps a “possum." It is evidently reader is left to form conclusions re- a desirable thing for those who tire, specting the “truth of history.” Now in the later days, to find a historian for the extract, which I give verbatim, who was pleased to become so exact typographically and grammatically, in detailing what he knew of this unomitting the old style of the long "S:" discovered region that Johnny Bull “I shall only take a brief view of such could know just how it was himself, of their beasts and fowls, as either and possibly the modern Rudyard this old world did not know, or knew Kipling may be able to enlighten all not in such shapes and qualities as England in a like strain of rigid exare these presented. Their Lions, actness, now that he is doing this secless in greatness than those in Africa, tion, to his infinite delight and rigid are said to be of color grey, and so exactness, you know. nimble as to climb trees; their dogs, Gold has no more been the source snouted like foxes, but deprived of of individual wealth in Colorado than that property which the Logicians has cattle. The thousands, and tens call Proprium quarto modo, for they of thousands who prospect on the could not bark; their hogs with talons mountains and wear out their picks sharp as razors, and the navil of their and shovels, their patience and the bodies on the ridge of their backs; contents of their purses, would have their stags and deer without horns; found a surer mine on the plains had their sheep, (they call them Lamas) they followed the tails of a herd of not only profitable, as with us, for long-horned Texas steers. Too many food and raiment, but accustomed to build their hopes upon too unstable a the carrying of burthens, some of 150 foundation. pound weight. Amongst such strong Cattle growing in Colorado, is beasts as this old world knew not, practically reduced to a science; men we may reckon that deformed one have come to know how to deal with (whose name I find not) whose fore- them, and make the most for the part resembleth a fox, the hinder- time and money spent in bringing part an ape, except the feet only, them up to a market standard.

The which are like a man's: beneath her field of operators is unlimited ; some belly a receptacle like a purse, where have compared the circuit which vast she keeps her young, till they be able herds of these cattle are compelled to to shift for themselves; never coming take in reaching a market, much like thence but when they suck, and then the Gulf Stream, circling the North in again."

American Continent as the water The author of the above extract stream sweeps the Atlantic Ocean. must have seen Artemus Ward's fa- The cattle come here from Old Mexvorite show animal, the kangaroo, or ico, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and

the Indian Territory. They are herd- which compels proper care, has taken
ed and fattened in Colorado, sent by the place of tedious driving along the
railroad eastward, finding a market roadways. The driver's shout is no
in Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, longer heard in the eastern village,
New York, New England, Pennsylva- with men and boys on horseback, ,
nia; and many follow this cattle Gulf swinging their long, black-snakes to
Stream, so to speak, all along the At- force their wayward herds in the path
lantic coast, even to Florida, while they shuuld go.
many a fatted steer has taken the cir-

There are many real cattle kings in cle through all these states and final- Colorado-men who have followed ly tickled the palate of the epicures the cows to pasture until they can of Mobile and New Orleans, and pos- count their gains by the hundred sibly back to Galveston.

thousand, all because a steady appliThe circuit is continually changed cation has brought them to a happy by frequent detours to Europe—the enjoyment of the fruits of a well apbeef-eaters of England are willing to plied labor. raise their embargo against the food Cattle may be king of the plains, which goes from these plains, when and silver the queen of the mountains; they find it so healthful, nutritious, there is no law of divorce that would delicious and so cheap.

presume to meddle with such a hoThe old-time method of herding mogenious union. The king lives: and driving cattle to market, has Long live the king! And cattle may long since fallen out of use, the com- be rated as king of Colorado. fortable cars, and compulsory laws


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We never tire of a ride on this the voices of the monks so full of harbeautiful lake, with its deep green mony-having had a life-long trainwaters. We spent a quiet, restful ing. The worship of the Arabs we Sunday at Geneva-it is the only could sympathize with, as they bow Sunday, as we observe it, since we themselves so many times to the have been the Continent-the floor looking toward Mecca; they stores are closed, all business ceases, seem very devoted as they come into and the people go to church. We the mosque after performing their ab. found our way to the beautiful Ameri- lutions in the fountain at the entrance can chapel-a nice piece of architec- of the mosque. I hope I have charity ture of stone, covered with vines, and for all, even these Moslems, who think large grounds around it, with an in- we Protestants are sure to go to hell. viting appearance—and we gladly We have worshipped in the cathedrals walked in with our hearts full of of the Catholics, in the mosques of thankfulness that we could again find the Moslems and in the temples of a place where we could worship God the Jews, where our silent prayers in such a home-like place, with hearts can ascend to the only true and living of gratitude for good health and such God. an enjoyable tour without a moment's This morning the rain poured down, illness, although where we had been, but by seven o'clock the clouds lifted the climate at this season of the


and the sun came out clear and bright. is considered unfavorable for trav- Our steamer flies numerous gay flags elers. The room was well filled with in honor of the fete at Vevey, where Americans, and all around us they we go. We are glad to see the green are devotional and reverent. The fields on the banks and the rich green rector is either a Swiss or German, foliage after seeing only dried fields judging by his accent, but his was and no green lawns for so long a the first sermon we have heard in time. The Swiss villas on the lake English since we left Paris. We en- are beautiful; there are many rich joyed the simple service and hymns, palaces, but one of the most attracall in such contrast with the service tive is that of the “Rothschilds." in the cathedrals, with the glorious The sky is overcast with clouds and music from the grand old organs, and the snow

mountains are obscured

At every

from view, as the great white clouds tion of their pastoral fete. Tradition, hang around their summits and lie however, says that they celebrated gracefully in the recesses.

the success of the first vintage by a landing place the Swiss crowd the dinner, songs, and dances. The chief steamer on their way to the “Fete winedressers arrayed themselves in des Vignerons,” which commences to- vine branches and leaves, one to day at the beautiful village of Vevey, represent Noah, to their idea the first and lasts about a week. When in agriculturist, and another as Bacchus, Switzerland, we always linger a few the patron of their trade. Then they days at Vevey; it is a quiet restful visited the vineyards of the brotherplace at the head of the lake.

hood and if any member had neglected As we come in sight of Vevey we

the culture of his vines his land was see flags flying from towers and flag confiscated to the society and other staffs; a great crowd is lining the workers were appointed to put it in shore and the streets are full of peo- order. Prizes, on the other hand, ple. We pass a great amphitheatre were distributed to the most indusin which there are from ten to fifteen trious. Little by little the fete became thousand people. This is a great day less pastoral and more showy and for Vevey on account of the grand brilliant. In the 18th century the “Fete des Vignerons.” It is an event religious elements dropped away and which happens once in a generation, more of the Olympic deities walkeu and the people in Vevey are evidently into the celebration. Bacchus, now making the most of it. The history in the form of a gros gaillard, with of the celebration, I learn from a red face and Falstaffian figure seated friend, is as follows:

upon a wine cask; Ceres, in the perThe fete in its most primitive form son of a pretty blonde, bearing the dates back to the Benedictine monks fruits of the district; Pales, decked of Haut Cret, who seemed to have in the costume and ribbons of the cared equally for the bodies as for the mountain shepherd, the guardian of souls of the people. In 1140 they in- their flocks and herds. At the last troduced vine-culture on the famous celebration the ideas and figures were “sides” of the Desaley and the gen- still further elaborated and this year's eral inspection of the plants every programme puts all its predecessors autumn was celebrated by a feast. in the shade. To carry out the enorGradually the culture of the vine de- mous amount of preparatory work, veloped and the workers formed them- the committee had to appoint specialselves into a “Confrerie des Vigner- ists for the design of costumes, the ons." A fire destroyed the archives composition of songs, music and balof the Brotherhood in 1688, so that it lets and the organization of the differis impossible to give an exact descrip- ent troupes. Some of the best known poets, artists, and musicians in

my window at 5 o'clock, the rain Switzerland have been engaged in poured down and everything seemed this work. The result is a magnificent unpropitious; the rain, we underprogramme of entertainment extend- stood, had been coming down for ing over the four days, August 5th, several weeks; but when at 7 o'clock 6th, 8th and 9th. The decorations are the clouds disappeared, everybody splendid, and we understand that was glad. The rain had cleaned the forty thousand dollars have been ex- streets and cooled the atmosphere, pended on the costumes. They par- and everything was lovely. It was a ade the streets in their old costumes great curiosity to see the Swiss peasof centuries ago.

Each of the alle- ants in the streets, but there are old gorical groups has a Grand High time costumes representing the differPriest at its head, who sings a recita- ent cantons, such as are seen in the tive as the followers pass round before pictures which I procured here in the grand stands, and the general 1878. Our hotel—the Grand Hotel body take up the chorus. First comes of Vevey-seems to be full of Amerithe group of Pales, with followers cans and English who have been representing scenes from spring, and drawn here by this unusual celebrafollowed by a ballet; groups of shep- tion. We have never seen anything herds and shepherdesses, gardeners, in all Europe so quaint and interestreapers, and haymakers, herdsmen

haymakers, herdsmen ing. The young women and men in leading their animals and one of Ap- their costumes dancing and singing penzall “Yodlers." Each group sings in the amphitheatre, and stopping in a characteristic song as it passes; and the streets to dance a jig, the bands all in appropriate costume. Then of music, and the boys and girls in the troupe of Ceres, with scenes repre- uniform carrying baskets of grapes, senting summer, with bodies of reap- flowers and fruits, agricultural proers, gleaners, threshers, binders, etc., ducts, loads of hay with girls in cos. who dance and sing in the same way. tumes on them, drawn by great stalThe troupe of Bacchus is followed by wart cows, carts and wagons drawn winedressers and ballet, and then a by splendid horses and oxen, and troupe of tonneliers, faunes, and Bac- sheep and goats following: Their chantes, singing a bacchanale as they show of agricultural machinery was skip by. Finally a group representing confined to a harrow and a machine a “Village Noce," who dance the that I could not imagine the use it waltz of Lauterbach, and then all the was designed for. Girls were spinning figures sing the finale, with the ac- flax; there were great casks and barcompaniment of half a dozen bands. rels of wine, and the whole repre

The fete opened at seven o'clock in sented Swiss peasants and.grape culthe morning. When I looked out of ture.

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