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decolletée, with plain corsage and pointed boddice. The sleeves are puffed, are short, and match the skirt in style. A second jupe of tulle illusion covers the taffeta; for about one-third of its depth it is festooned by broad bands of the glacé, each of which, as also the central portion of the festoons, are graced by alternate clusters of white moss-rose buds, orange-flowers, and lilies of the valley. A deep fall of Brussels lace trims the top of the corsage, the sleeves, and the waist. The vail is of tulle illusion; the coiffure is at pleasure, with a wreath of orange-blossoms and lilies of the valley. The bracelets are of pearl.
FIGURE 2.—This very pretty OUT-DOOR Dress for a Young Lady, is composed of tarletan, with a canezou of black tulle gathered upon black satin bands, and edged with double lace. The sleeves are large and puffed, and are caught up with a noud of black satin ribbon. The hat is of fancy straw.
The Girl's Dress (Figure 3) consists of a lace basque, with pink transparents through the bouillonées. The skirt, which is flounced, is of organdie. Upon the head is a straw flat, trimmed with flowers, and having a fall of lace.
FIGURE 4 is a Shawl of black French lace, and is a remarkably pretty article of the kind. The embellishments of costumes for the open air constitute almost the only novelties which we have observed; there being nothing particularly new in fashion and con
FIGURE 4.–LACE SHAWL. struction.
The BERTHE (Figure 5) is adapted to be worning edged with lace. Bows of pale blue or white with a low-necked dress. It is of gossamer lace, satin adorn the sleeves and the waist. The centre with rûches which form the border; the whole be- may be graced by a neat bouquet,
THE CARIB SETTLEMENTS. say that the addition of the “Doc.” to our par(AVING sent Manuel to Tulian with a note ty was in the remotest degree desirable, as he
and receiving a satisfactory reply, we com- "dory," or "dug-out,” was not so large as many menced packing our luggage, which consisted | I have seen used to carry much smaller loads; of two large mosquito nets. Having finished besides, we now numbered, all told, passengers this laborious task we retired to our hammocks and crew, seven mortals. Seven! mysterious to get a good sleep, that we might be fresh for number! Shades of the departed astrologers the start in the morning, as we were to be off and Grand Street wizards! was it safe to start by daylight to get the favorable land-breeze. in face of these auspices ?
We were aroused in ample time by the Carib I think it was unlucky, and it proved so on the boys, and our party being joined by the Doctor, start; for in dumping the “Doc.” into the boat, whose portly, jolly body is well known through which operation required the united strength of the Southern and Western States, we left our two Caribs, he dipped the boat and half filled quarters for the beach, where, in absence of her with water! They were obliged to reland docks, we were “backed" to our boat. I can't him and bail her out.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by Harper and Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the Dis. trict Court for the Southern District of New York.
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Doc. quietly remarked that it was all right; | and the Caribs to swear (that is, I presume they he had got a duck, and out of season, too." did, their language being hard enough to lead
However, after little delay we started in high one to imagine 'twas composed entirely of blasspirits, but when we reached the “Point” the phemous ejaculations), but it wouldn't do; the wind completely failed us. Down came the norther came upon us harder and harder every sail, and out went the paddles, handled by four moment, and we could hear the surf beating stout Caribs, who were built, as H-remarked, fearfully upon the rocky shore nearly two miles on the “Yankee Doodle plan—lean but very astern. muscular," and away went the canoe skimming “Keep her head to the sea!" shouted the old over the broad waves of the Caribbean Sea. chief; and head to the sea it was—the sea head
The manner of using the paddle is not unlike ing us in a manner not at all congenial to our the North American Indian mode. It is held feelings. If we had been in a ship and made perfectly perpendicular in the water, carried the “stern way" we were making in our old along the side of the canoe very swiftly, and at hollow log, we should have gone on a visit to the conclusion of the stroke it is turned inward Davy Jones, Esquire,” immediately. or outward as they may desire the canoe to But the dug-out was like a Roman sword, head. In this way they propel canoes of large cutting both ways equally well. Away we went, size with a rapidity that would astonish some she dipping the water in, and we dipping it out, of our Whitehall boatmen.
when suddenly we found ourselves close upon a Nor does the distance to make cause them to sand bar or “Cay," about one mile and a half lessen their activity; frequently they paddle from shore. Out went our paddle again to many miles in a rough sea perfectly content. avoid it. “Bring her around under the lee of On one occasion, an urgent one, it is true, three the Cay," said the old “King of the Cannibal of them paddled a canoe three days and three Islands," as — called the Carib chief. I nights, their only food the while being brandy gave one glance at the pure white sand which I and water.
thought would have looked much better on som We had not proceeded får on our journey country ball-room floor, and I within the same when a sea-breeze sprang up.. This time H distance of it. Still we were dancing on toward did not "engineer the ropes” as on a former it with the back-step, much afraid that the wind occasion on Lake Nicaragua, but left that duty would give us a sort of waltz movement and to the Caribs, than whom, in small boats, there compel us to change partners before we thought are no better sailors to be found. He took out proper. But it turned into a regular stag dance, his “old banjo” from a mere desire to finger erery man for himself, for in turning around she some strings, and gave us some “real old sea struck a rock and over she went! songs," regular sea dogs, daring and braving the The next step in our figure was a movement sea in song, and lustily inviting all his friends for the “Cay,” which being near was soon acto follow in the footsteps of him, their illustri- complished—or, in other words, easily swum. ous predecessor. I think old Neptune must H— declared that I walked ashore, and as have heard him, and not liking his style or his there were two or three shells in the top of one sentiments concluded to give us a poke of his of my boots, I couldn't well deny it. “iron," for soon after a squall came upon us Our canoe soon followed us, the smaller artithat “blew great guns," to say nothing of the cles close upon it, with a box of cigars bringing horse-pistols and revolvers.
up the rear. A stray bottle of old brandy was Away we went taking a salt shower-bath seen at this moment hesitating on a wave, evievery two minutes-once a week would have dently not wishing to come ashore, not having been more to our fancy. And the clouds began been invited. We pitied the poor fellow's modto lower, the thunder to rattle, the sea to roll, esty, and really wishing him with us in our pres
ent plight, one of us went to him, took him by These and the fish we soon roasted in some the neck, and gave him an ardent welcome. He plantain-leaves on the beach. For the benefit came without hesitation, and we enjoyed his of future castaways, I will describe the method. company amazingly.
First dig a hole; then build a fire in it. The One of the Caribs soon fished up our guns, Caribs did this in a novel way to me. One of the old banjo taking care of himself. In fact, them collected a quantity of dry brush, and when we set him against a tree in the wind, he lighting his cigarro, stood up in the wind, and commenced singing as if nothing had occurred placing a spark in the brush commenced swingout of his usual line. But then he had no ba- ing it in the breeze. Soon it was in a blaze, bies to feed; why shouldn't he be jolly when and in a few seconds more our “pit" was a he found himself safe on terra firma ? But he mass of burning embers. Wood was heaped was too merry for the rest of the party, and the upon it until it was filled with coals. The fish rascal, instead of confining his merriment to old were cleaned and wrapped in plantain-leaves, familiar tunes that might have touched a chord and the whole covered with the live coals. In in our memories and enlivened us too, launched a few moments they were taken out, beautifully off into a lot of wild, extempore music, quite roasted. suggestive of a storm. The Caribs were greatly Those who boast of the cuisine Français alarmed at this, and we had some difficulty in would do well to taste of the Carib asado. explaining to them that it was altogether on the Before we had finished our meal the Caribs Æolian principle, and that it could not talk, as told us a storm was approaching, and, as we they supposed.
knew them to be good barometers, their advice The sun soon came out to look at us, the was heeded. We got four stout sticks, and storm died away, and we made clothes-horses planted them firmly in the sand, rigging the of ourselves to dry our garments on.
sail over them after the style of a tent, fastenWe were stocked with what somebody calls ing the sheet-ropes to heavy bushes in the direc“hanger-sauce," but unfortunately had nothing tion of the storm, to prevent the tent's making to season therewith. All our biscuit was wet, away, as this mishap would cause us to scud sugar and coffee ditto. The Caribs took their under bare poles for a time, which pleasant litspears and soon brought us a fine barracuda, tle amusement we very naturally objected to. but not until — and myself had damaged I knew well what it was, having been wreckour boots while chasing a flat-fish, which we were ed on the Yucatan coast only six weeks previous green enough to think we could catch. We to our present adventure. There I was knocked: did get a couple of craw-fish, but lost the sole of about among the reefs for twelve days, sleeping one of our boots against a projecting rock hid-à la chicken-eleven of us in a small open boat! den below the surface of the water.
While there, we dined sumptuously on cocoa-
nut-water—when we could get the nuts; when beach, waiting to receive us, a fine-looking we couldn't, we "chewed the cud of sweet and Spanish girl. bitter fancy,” and thought of the good dinners We shouted "Adios, mi alına" to her, long we had had at home at Delmonico's, Florence's, before she could, by any possible construction and other benefactors of hungry men with mon- of the laws of sound, understand our affectioney in their pockets. We thought of numerous ate addresses. I had forgotten that we were "fries, with celery,” “roasts, with ‘Mumm's married men; but no matter—we were away best,'
,'" and wished that there might be flourish- from home, on a sketching expedition, and this ing restaurants established all along the coast. was very much in our line. There was one, at
But I am forgetting our present plight for my least, we thought, who could appreciate our past misfortune. The storm came with a reg- sentimental songs (all Spanish songs are senular tropical rain, but our sail acted nobly in timental), and knew something of the agreeprotecting us from its fury. After a short time able little courtesies of civilized life that one the rain abated, and the sun again appeared in understands so fully when he sees it contrasted all his glory. We were fully requited for our with nature, crude and rough. When we landaccident by the appearance of a most wonderful ed we found her pretty and intelligent—two atmospheric phenomena. Away, in the north, great desiderata for a note-book sketch”-so rose an enormous water-spout, over which were we imm ately presented ourselves, introductwo magnificent rainbows! The water-spout ing each other. rose to the clouds, the rainbows forming a per I thought (being the best-looking) that I had fect half-circle over it.
made an impression; but when she turned her The inner rainbow was beautifully colored ; lovely black eyes upon my companions with while the outer, or reflected bow, was less brill- such winning smiles, it was all over with me iant, though almost as gorgeous. I think this my heart went back to its proper place immea sight seldom seen even by old sea-captains, diately. Still, I liked “Juanita." who, by-the-way, have always witnessed these The Carib language is harsh, it must bewonderful sights at sea, while we were gazing for one of them, noticing the glances I threw at it with wonder and delight from our Robin- toward the individual who had robbed me of son Crusoe-like position.
my peace (I believe that is the usual mode of In an hour more we were in the town of expressing it), he remarked, “She was a good Tulian, Honduras, seven miles east of Omoa, wurrie for such a woogerie as myself!" That which, with the settlement of Seineguita, was sent Tom Moore and his poetry out of my head the object of our visit. We had expected to find directly, and I began to think I had got into nothing but dark-colored Caribs at this place, some saw-filing establishment. We formed into and were most joyfully surprised to see on the line, the boys taking our luggage, and marched