An American Among Orientals by JAMES E. P. BOULDEN, M.D.


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I had often heard of the destructive conflagrations with which that city was afflicted, but certainly was not prepared to find them occurring Eleven large did. fires so frequently as they occurred within a few weeks, the last destroying about three thousand houses, and turning five thousand families into ^the streets. looks really terrible to see the It devouring element lighting up the whole heavens at night, demolishing miles of houses, and rendering so many wretched peo ple homeless. There are not those ing fires that we have efficient in the means of extinguish United States, and the firemen of our country would be amused at the appa ratus used, men and the inducements which to work.

Will "Fastinet Light," stand ing out in majestic relief upon an isolated rock, the ocean dashing in restless breakers around stands high and firm, as ments, is passed. hundred and if in it, Soon, upon the verge of a fifty feet whilst it proud defiance of the ele above high water, is hill four perceived Cape Clear lighthouse, whilst deep valley and high hill follow each other in quick succession, almost every revolution of the wheels developing new objects along the rock-bound coast of Ireland, whose general aspect, though dreary else, yet gladdens now the voyager s weary vision, and enables him to perceive, in the dis tant hills crowned with manor residences and sur rounded by parks, the white-crested waves dashing against the rocky shore, the Irish craft ploughing the waves, with light fleecy clouds hovering over beautiful all, a and pleasant picture.

The 63 best cafes are those in the vicinity of the There cemetery, both within and without the city. appears to be a penchant in the East to seek for pleasure and enjoyment amid the gloomy abodes of the dead ; and, with many a curiously wrought tomb stone rising up to the view which, engraven in gilded all around them, upon letters, are inscriptions re cording the virtues of some one who has gone to his admonishing the looker-on of the long account, or uncertainty of this life, and the preparations neces sary to the enjoyment of a perfect one in Paradise, are, every evening, seated a merry throng, smoking, and chatting, drinking, listening to the soft strains of Italian music, or the less refined but stranger tones of a Turkish band.

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