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THE COLUMBIA SPY
From the Spanish of Juan Ruiz de Him
PRAISE OF LITTLE WOMEN.
Inn Hale precious stone - what splendor meets the eyes!
Ina little lump of solar, how much of sweetness lies!
So in a little woman love grows and multiplies:
You recollect the proverb nays—A WORD 11:17 . 0TIIE WISE.
A pepper corn is very small, but seasons every dinner
More than nil other condiments. although 'tic sprinkled
Just so a hula woman is, if love will let you win her.
There's not a joy in all the world you will not find within
And as within the little rose you find the richest dyes,
And Ina tittle grain of gold much price and value lies,
As from a little balsam much odor cloth arise,
So in a little woman there's a taste of paradise;
The sky lark and the nightingale, though small and light
Yet warble sweeter in the grove than all the birds that
And so a little woman, though a very little thing,
Is sweeter far than sugar, and flowers that bloom in
My room opened upon a little terrace,—the flat
roof of a lower apartment in our inn at Jerusalem,
and from this little terrace I was never tired of
gazing. A considerable portion of the city was
spread out below me; not with its streets laid open
to view, as it would be in one of our cities; but
presenting a collection of flat roofs, with small
white cupolas rising from them, and the minarets
of the mosque springing, tall and light as the pop
lar from the long grass of the meadow. The nar
row, winding lanes, which arc the streets of eastern
cities, arc scarcely traceable from a height; but
there was one visible from our terrace,—with its
rough pavement of large stones, the high house
walls on each side, and the arch thrown over it,
which is so familiar to all who have seen the pie-
tures of Jerusalem. The street is called Via Dol.
orosa, the Mournful way, from its being supposed
to be the way by which Jesus went from the Judg
ment Hall to Calvary, bearing his cross. Many
times in a day my eyes followed the windings of
this street, in which I rarely saw any one walking;
and when it was lost among the buildings near the
walls, I looked over to the hill which bounded our
prospect ;—and that hill was the Mount of Olives.
It was then the time of full moon, and evening
after evening I used to lean on the parapet of the
terrace, watching for the coming up of Ole large
yellow moon from behind the ridge of Olives. By
day the slopes of the Mount were green with the
springing wheat, and dappled with the shade of
the Olive clumps. By night, those clumps and lines
of trees were dark amidst the lights and shadows
cast by the moon; and they guided the eye, in the
absence of daylight, to the most interesting points,
—the descent to the brook Kedron, the road to
Bethany, and the place whence Jesus is believed to
have looked over upon the noble city when he pro
nounced its doom. Such was the view from our
I. N. RISDON
One of our first walls was along the Via Dolu.
rose. There is a strange charm in the streets of
Jerusalem, from the picturesque character of the
walls and archways. The old walls of yellow stone
are so beautifully tufted with weeds, that one longs
to paint every angle and projection, with their mel
low coloring, and dangling and trailing weeds. And
the shadowy archways, where the vaulted roofs in.
tresect each other, till they are lost in the dazzle of
the sunshine beyond, arc a perpetual treat to the
eye. 'rho pavement is the worst I ever walked
on ;—large, slippery stones, slanting in all manner
of ways. Passing such weedy walls and dark
archways as I have mentioned, we turned into Via
Dolorosa, and followed it as far as the Governor's
House, which stands where Fort Antonio stood
when Pilate there tried Him in whom he found, as
he declared, no guilt. Here we obtained permission
to mount to the roof.
Why did you wish it I For reasons of such
force as I despair of making understood by any but
those to whom the name of the Temple has been
sacred from their earliest years. None but Ma
hammedans may enter the enclosure now ;—no Jew
nor Christian. The Jew and Christian who repel
each other in Christian lands are under the same
ban here. They are alike excluded from the place
where Solomon built and Christ sanctified the Tem
ple of Jehovah; and they arc alike mocked and in.
sulted, if they draw near the gates. Of course, we
were not satisfied without seeing that we could see
of this place—now occupied by the mosque of
Omar—the most sacred spot to the Mohommedans,
after Mecca. We could sit under the Golden Gate,
outside the walls; we could measure with the eye,
from the bed of the brook Karon, the height!' of
the walls which crowned Morit', and from amidst
which once arose the temple courts; we could sit
were Jesus sat on the slope of Olivet, and look over
to the height whence the glorious Temple once
commanded tho Valley of Jehoshaphat, which lay
between us and it; but this was not enough, if we
could see more. We had gone to the threshold of
one of the gates, as far as the Faithful permit the
infidel to go; and even there we had insulting
warnings not to venture further, and were mocked
by little boys. From this threshold we had looked
in ; and from the top of the city wall we had looked
down upon the enclosure, and seen the external
beauty of the buildings, and the pride and prosper.
ity of the Mohammedan usurpers. But we could
see yet more from the roofer the governor's house,
and there we went accordingly.
The enclosure was spread out like a map below
us; and very beautiful was the mosque, built of
variegated marbles, and its vast dome, and its noble
marble platform, with its flight of steps and light
arcades; and the green lawn which sloped away
all round, and the row of cypress trees ender which
a company of worshippers were at their prayers.
Etnt how could we, coming from a Christian land,
attend much to present things. when the sacred
AND LANCASTER AND YORK COUNTY RECORD.
THE HOLY LAND.
Part Ill.—Jerusalem—The Temple
COLUMBIA, PA. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1847.
past seemed spread before our eyes? I was looking,
almost all the while, to see where Sheepgate was,
through which the lambs for sacrifice were brought;
and the Watergate, through which the priest went
down to the spring of Siloam for water for the ritual
purification. I saw were the Temple itself must
have stood, and planned how far the outer courts
extended,—the Court of the Gentiles, the Court of
the Women, the Treasury, where the chest stood on
the right of the entrance, and the right hand might
give without the left hand knowing; and the place
where the scribes sat to teach, and where Christ no
taught in their jealous presence as to make converts
of those who were sent to apprehend him. I saw
whereabouts the altar must have stood, and where
arose night and morning, for long centuries, the
smoke of the sacrifices. I saw where the golden
vine must have hung its clusters on the Holy Place,
and where, again, the innermost chamber must have
been,—the Holy of Holies, the dwelling-place of
Jehovah, where the High Priest might enter, and I
he only once a year. These places have been fa- I
miller to my mind's eye from my youth up;—al.
most as familiar as my own house; and now I
looked at the very ground they had occupied, and
the very scenery they had commanded, with an
emotion that the ignorant or careless reader of the
New Testament could hardly conceive of. And
the review of time was hardly less interesting than
that of place. Here, my thoughts were led back to
the early days when David and Solomon chose the
ground, and levelled the summit of Mount Moriah,
and began the Temple of Jehovah. I could see the
lavishing of Solomon's wealth upon the edifice, and
the fall of its pomp cinder invaders who worshipped
the sun; end the rebuilding in the days of Nehe
miah, when the citizens worked at the walls with
arms in their girdles; and in the full glory and se
curity (as most of the Jews thought', of their Tem
ple while they paid tribute to the Romans. 0! the
proud Mohammedans before my eyes were like the
proud Jews, who mocked at the idea that their
Temple should be thrown down. Isaw now the near
where they stood in their pride, and where before a
generation had passed away, no stone was left upon
another, and the plough was brought to tear up the
last remains of the foundations. Having witnessed
this heart-breaking sight, the Jews were banished
from the city, and were not even permitted to see
their Zion from afar oft. In the age of Constantine,
the were allowed to approach so as to see the city
from the surrounding hills;—a mournful liberty,
like that of permitting an exile to see his native
shores from the sea, but never to land. At length,
the Jews were allowed to purchase of the Roman
soldiers leave to enter Jerusalem once a year,—on
the day when the city fell before Titus.
And what to do How did they spend that one
day of the year? I will tell; for I saw it. The
mournful custom abides to this day.
I have said how proud and prosperous looked the
Mosque of Omar. with its marble buildings, its
green lawns, and gaily dressed people,—some at
prayer under the cypresses, some conversing under
the arcades ;—all these ready and eager to stone to
death on the instant, any Christian or Jew who
should dare to set his foot within the walls. This
is what we saw within. Next we went round the
outside till we came by a narrow crooked passage,
to a desolate spot, occupied by a desolate people.
Under a high, massive, and very ancient wall was
a dusty narrow space, inclosed on the other side by
the backs of modern dwellings, if I remember right.
This ancient wall, where the weeds arc springing
from the crevices of the stones, is the only part re
maining of the old temple wall; and here the Jews .
come every Friday, to their Place of Wailing, as it
is called, to mourn over the fall of their temple, and
pray for its restoration. What a contrast did these
humbled people present to the proud Mohammedans
within! The women were seated in the dust.—
some wailing aloud, some repeating prayers with
moving lips, and others reading them from books
on their knees. A few children were at play on
the ground; and men sat silent, their heads droop
ed on their breasts. Several younger men were
leaning against the wall.—pressing their foreheads
against the stones, and resting their books on their
clasped hands in the crevices. With some, this
wailing is no form : for I saw tears on their cheeks.
I longed to know if any had hope in their hearts.
they or their children of any generation should pass
that wall, and should help to swell the cry "Lift up
your heads, 0 ye gates, that the King of Glory
may come in !" If they have any such hope, it may
give some sweetness to this rite of humiliation:—
We had no such hope for them ; and it was with
unspeakable sadness that I, for, turned away from
the thought of the pride and tyranny withing those
walls, and the desolation without, carrying with
me a deep-felt lesson on the strength of human
faith, and the weakness of the tie of brotherhood.
Alea! all seem weak alike. Look at the three
great places of prayer in the Holy City! Here are
the Mohammedans eager to kill a Jew or Christian
who may enter the Mosque of Omar. There are
the Christians ready to kill any any Mohammedan
or Jew who may enter the church of the Holy Se.
pulchro. And hero aro the Jews pleading against
their enemies,--'Remember, 0 Lord, the children
of Edom in the day of Jerusalem, who said, raise
it, raise it, even to the foundation ther-of: 0,
daughter of Babylon that art to be destryed, happy
shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served
us. Happy shall he be that taketh and dashcth
thy little ones against the stones!" Such are the
the thins done and said in the of Religion!
Pail IV.—Jerusalens.—A Morning Walk
There is little pleasure in visiting the places
within the walls of Jerusalem which are reported
by the monks to be the scenes of the acts and suf
ferings of Christ. There is no certainty about
these; and the spots about which there can be no
mistake are so interesting, that the mind and heart
of the traveller turn away from such u may be
fabulous. About the site of the Temple there is
DO doubt; and beyond the walls one meets at every
turn assurances of being where Christ walked and
taught, and where the great events of Jewish histo
ry took place. Let us go over what I found in one
ramble; and then my reader will see what it must
be to take walks in the neighborhood of the city
Leaving the city for Bethlehem gate, we descend.
ed into the valley of Ilionom or Gehenna. Here
there arc many tombs cut in the rock, with entran
ces like door-ways. When I speak of Bethany, I
shall have occasion to describe the tombs of the
Jews. It was in this valley, and close by the foun
tain of Siloam, that in the days of Jewish idolatry,
children passed through the fire, in honor of Moloch.
This is the place called Tophet in scripture,—fit
to be spoken of as it was, as an image of hell.—
Here, in this place of corruption and cruelty, where
fires hovered round living bodies, and worms prey
ed upon the dead—hero was the imagery of terror
—" the worm that dieth not, and the fire that is
not quenched." The scene is very different now.
The slopes are terraced, that the winter rains may
not wash away the soil; and terraces were to.day
green with springing wheat; and the spreading
olives and fig trees cast their shadows on the rich
thougn stony soil. Streams were lead from the
pool of Siloam among the fields and gardens; and
all looked cool and fresh in the once hellish spot.—
On the top of the opposite hill was the Field of
Blood—the field bought as a burial place for stran
gers, by the priests to whom Judas returned his
bribe. For the burial of strangers, it was used in
subsequent ages ; for pilgrims who died at the Holy
City were laid there. It is no longer enclosed ;
but a charnel-house marks the spot.
The pools all around Jerusalem are beautiful;
the ciol arching roof of some, the weed tufted
sides and clear waters of all, are delicious. The
pool of Siloam is still pretty—though less so, no
doubt, than when the blind man, sent to wash there,
opened his eyes ou its sacred stream. The foun
tain of Siloam is more beautiful than the pool. It
lies deep in a cave, and must be reached by broad
steps which wind down in the shadow. A woman
sat to-day in the dim light of sunshine—washing
linen in the pool. Here it was, that in days of
old the priest came down with his golden pitcher,
to draw wafer for the temple service; and hither
it was that the thought of Milton came when lie
Sflon's brook that flowed
Fast by the oracle of God
We were now in the valley of Jehoshaphat, and
we crossed the bottom of it, where the brook Ke
dron must run when it runs at all; but it seems
now to be merely a winter torrent, and never to have
been a constant stream. When we ascended the
opposite side of the valley, we were on the Mount
of Olives. The ascent was steep—now among
tombs, and now passed fields of barley, flecked with
the shade of Olive trees. As we ascended the op.
posite hill seemed to rise, and the city to spread.—
Two horsemen in the valley below, and a woman
with a bundle on her head, mounting to the city by
a path up Moriah, looked so suprisingly small as to
prove the grandeur of the scenery. Hereabouts it
was, as it is said, and may be reasonably be believ
ed, that Jesus mourned over Jerusalem, and told his
followers what would become of the noble city
which here rose upon the view, crowning the sa.
creel mount, and shining clear against the cloudless
sky. Dwellers in our climate cannot conceive of
such a sight. The Moab mountains, over toward
the Dead Sea, are drest lathe softest hues of purple,
lilac, and grey. The hill country to the north is
almost gaudy with the contrast of color ; its white
or grey stones, red soil, and crops of vivid green.--
But the city is the glory—aloft on the steep—its
long lines of wall clearly defining it to the sight,
and every minaret and almost every stone marked
out by the brilliant sunshine against the dark blue
sky. In theispaces uribuilt on within the walls,
are tails of vendure; and cysesses spring here and
there front convent garden. The green lawns of
the Mosque of Omar, are. spread out small before
the eye, with groups of tiny gay moving people. I f
it is now so glorious a place to the eye, wf.at must
it have been in the days of its pride! Yet in that
day, when every one looked for the exaulting bless
ing " Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity
within thy palaces!" the came instead the lamen
tation over Jerusalem that killed the prophets and
stoned the messengers of Jehovah, and whose house
must therefore be left desolate.
The deciples, looking hence upon the strength of
the walls, the massiveness of the Temple buildings
then springing four hundred and eighty feet from
the bed of the brook below, and the depth and the
ruggedness of the ravines surrounding the city on
three sides, might well ask when those things
should be, and how they should be accomplished.—
On the fourth side, the north, where there is no
ravine, the Roman army was encamped. We
could now see that the rising ground, once covered
with the Roman tents, but to-day with the corn.
fields and olive grounds. The Romans encamped
one legion on the Mount of Olives; but it could not
do any harm to the city; and the only available
point of attack—the north side—was guarded by
a moat and three walls. The siege was long ; so
long that men's hearts failed them for fear, and at
least one famished woman ate her own child : and
at last the city was taken and nearly destroyed ;
and of the Temple, not one stone was left open an.
other. Now we wore in the midst of these scenes
to-day 1 We stood where the doom was pronounc
ed ; below us was the camp of the single legion I
have mentioned; opposite was the humbled city
with the site of the temple courts; and over the
north was the camp of the enemy. Here was the
whole scene of that "great tribulation, such as was
not known from the beginning of the world."
From the summit of Olivet, we went down to
the scene of that other tribulation—that anguish
of mind which had perhaps never been surpassed ,
from the beginning of the world. "Wnen Jesus
had spoken these words" (his words of cheer after
the last supper,) " he went forth," we are told "with
his disciples over the brook Kedrun, where was a
garden." This garden we entered to-day from the
other direction, and left it by crossing the bed of
the brook. It is a dreary place now, very unlike
what it must have been when "Jesus ofttimes re
sorted thither with his disciples." Itis a plot of
ground on a slope above the brook, enclosed with
fences of loose stones, and occupied by eight ex
tremely old olive trees—the oldest, I should think,
that we saw in our travels. I do not mean, that
they have been growing in the days of Chirist.—
That is supposed to be impossible ; though I never
could learn what is the greatest age known to be
attained by the olive tree. The roots of these were
supported by little terraces of stone, that neither
trees nor soil might be washed down the slope by
the winter torrents. But little remains of these
once fine trees but hollow trunks and a few strag.
gling branches. It is with the mind's eye that we
must see the filling up of this garden enclosure
where Jesus " °Mimes restored thither"—its or
chard of fig, promegranate, and olive trees, and the
grass and young springing corn under foot. From
every psrt of it the approach of Judas and his
party must have been visible. By their lanterns and
torches and weapons," gleaming in the light, they
must have been seen descending the hill from the
city gate. The sleeping disciples may not have
heeded the lights and footsteps of the multitude;
but step by step as it wound down the steep, and
then crossed the brook, mid turned up to the garden,
the victim new that the hour of his fate drew on.
By the way the crowd came down, we now as
cended towards the city, turning aside, however, to
skirt the north wall, instead of returning home
through the streets. Not to mention now other
things that we saw, we noted roach connected
with the siege :—the nature of the ground—favor
able fur the encampment of an army, and the shal
low moat under the walls, where the Romans
brought two great wooden towers on wheels, that
the men in the towers might fight on a level with
those on the walls, and throw missiles into the town.
This scene of conflict is very quiet now. A crop
of barley was ripening under the very walls: and
an Arab, with a soft, mild countenance, was filling
his water-skins at the pool, called the sheep-pool,
near the Damascus gate. The proud Roman and
desparing Jew were not more unlike each other
than this Arab, with his pathetic face, was unlike
them both. As stooped under the dim arches of the
rock, and his red cap came in contrast with the
dark grey of the still water below, and the green of
dangling weeds over his head, our thoughts were
recalled to our own day, and to a sense of the beau
ty we meet in every nook and corner of the Holy
From the ramble my readers may see something
of what it is to take walks in the neighborhood of
WANTED TO SEE THE ANIMAL.—The publishers
of a well knuwn periodical in town, have placed in
front of their office, in Tremont street, a very ex.
tensive sign board, npon which is emblazoned the
A green horn, fresh caught, who came to the city
to look at the glorious Fourth, chanced to be pass.
ing towards the Common, when his attention was
arrested by the above cabalistic syllables. Upon
one side of Broomfield street lie saw the big sign.
upon the other tho word •Museum.'
"%Val," said he to himself, •• I've hearn tell o'
them museum, but a Brin' age big or little, must be
one o' them curiosities we lead about !"
Ile stepped quietly across the street, and wiping
his face, approached one of the windows, in which
were displayed several loose copies of the work.—
Ile read upon the covers, "Linell's Living Age,"
and upon a card, "Popular Magazine—only ouc of
its kind in the country," &c.
'• Magazine! ',Val, that beats thunder all teu
smash I've Imam about prouder magazines, an'
all that. Wal, I reck'n sec the crittur, enny
how !"—and thus determining, he cautiously ap
proached the door. A young man stood in the en
"Whcn does it open ?" asked the countryman.
Wot time does it begin 7"
" What 7"
Thst sho 7"
" What show?"
Wy, that are—this," this continued our inno-
cent friend, pointing up to the sign.
The young man evidently supposed the stranger
insane—and turning on his heel, walked into the
Wel, I dun no 'bout that feller much, but I
rcck'n I hevn't come a hundred miles to be fooled—
I and I am going tcu see the critter, sure."
"Hello! I say, Mr. Wat's name, there—doorkeep
A clerk stepped to the door at once, and enquired
the man's business.
"Wot do I want? wy, I want to see the animal,
"What animal 7"
" Wy, this crunur-."
"I don't understand you, sir."
" Wal, you don't Ink as cf you could understand
nobody, enny how, Ses send the doorkeeper hem."
By this time a crowd had collected in and about
the doorway, and the green 'un let off something
like the following:
"That chap as went in lust that, ain't nobuddy,
cf _ha has got a swaller-tailed coat on. My money's
as good as his'n, and it's a free country to.day.—
This young man ain't to be fooled easy, now I tell
[WIJIOLE NUMBEA. 907.
you. I cum down to see the Fourth, and I've seen
hint. This mornin' I see the elephant, and naow
Cm baound to see this crittur. Hello there, mister!"
As no one replied to him, however, he ventured
again into the office, with the crowd at his heels,
and addressing one of the attendants, he enquired :
" Wot's the price, nabur ?"
"The price of what, sir 7"
"Of the show ?"
"There is no show here"—
"No show ! Wot'n thunder der yer leave the
sign out for, then ?"
"What would you like to see, sir ?" said auuther
" Why, I want to see the animal."
" Freally do not understand, sir."
" Why, yes yer dew. 1 mean the Wall name out
there," pointing to the door.
" Where 7"
" Ileven't yer got a sign over the door of a /tear
Zirin'—sumthin," hereabouts 7"
"Little's Living Age ?"
" That's the crittur —them's um—trot him out,
nabur, and here's yure putty."
Having discovered that he was right (as he sup •
posed) he hopped about, and had got near the door
Pending the conversation, some rascally wag in
the crowd had contrived to attach half a dozen
lighted fire-crackers to the skirt of our green
friend's coat, and as he stood in the attitude of pass
ing to the supposed doorkeeper a quarter—crack
bang! went the fire-works, and at the same instant
a loafer sung out, at the top of his lungs, "look out
the crillur's loose:"
Perhaps the countryman did•nt leave a wide wake
behind in the crowd, and may be he did'nt aston
ish the multitude along Colonnade row, as he dashed
towards the foot of the Common, with his smoking
coat tails streaming in the wind !
Our victim struck a bee-line for the Providence
D.p.it, reaching it just as the cars were ready to
go out. The crowd arrived as the train got under
way, and the last we saw of the 'unfortunate,' he
was seated at a window, whistling most vociferous
ly to the engine, to hurry it on.—Boston Times.
ANECDOTE or STEPHEN GIRARD.—Tho following
capital anecdote, illustrative of the peculiarities of
the lute Stephen Girard, Philadelphia, is from the
New Bedford Bulletin. We have never seen it
"Mr. G. had a favorite clerk, one who ever
pleased him, and who, at the age of 21 years, ex
pected Mr. G. to say something to him in regard to
his future prospects and perhaps lend him a helping
hand in starting him in the world. But Mr. G•
said nothing, carefully avoiding the subject of his
escape from minority. At length, after the elapse
of some weeks, the clerk mustered courage enough
to address Mr. G. upon the subject."
" I suppose, Sir," said the clerk," I am now free :
and I thought I could say something to you as to
my future course. What do you think I had better
" Yes, I know you are free," said Mr. G., "and
my advice to you is that you go and learn tho
This announcement well nigh threw the clerk off
the track, but recovered his equilibrium, he said, if
Mr. G. was in earnest he would do so.
"I am in earnest," said Mr. G., and the clerk,
rather hesitatingly, sought one of the best coopers,
agreed upon the terms of apprenticeship, and went
at it in earnest.. In progress of time, the young
cooper became roaster of his trade, and could make
as good a barrel as any other cooper. lie went and
told Mr. G. that. he had graduated with all the
honors of the crall, and was ready to set up his
business; at which the old man seemed much
gratified, and told him to make three of the best
barrels lie could get up. The young cooper selected
the choicest materials, and soon put in shape and
finished his three barrels, and wheeled them up to
the old man's counting room. Mr. G. said the
barrels were first rate, and demanded the price.
"One dollar," said the clerk ; "it is as low as I
can make them."
"Cheap enough," said his employer; make out
your bill and present it."
And now comes the cream of the whole. Mr. G.
drew a check for 5020,000, and handing it to the
clerk-cooper, closed with these words:
"There, take that, and invest it in the beat possi
ble way, and if you are unfortunate and lose it
you have a good trade to fall back upon, which will
afford you a good living at all times."
As Isms MAN. —Singular Petrificalion.—On
Saturday last a gentleman brought into Porstmouth,
from the Bloom furnace, Scioto county, a part of
an Iron Man, found in the bed of ore bed! The
body must originally hate been petrified in lime,
but of this there remains now only the outside in
crustation, which will crumble off: What way the
man, is now iron. By some natural prooess,the iron
must have grown out of the lime, and here is a theme
for Geologists! How did this change take place ?
If we are right, and the facts seem to leave no room
for doubt, this Iron Man would afford one of the
moat beautiful subjects for a Geological Lecture.
The iron ore, in which it is found is called the cal
careous formation. The process of its formation
would be an instructive study.—Cincinnati Chroni
FACIHOM 8u: res.—The great race over the Union
Course on Wednesday, between Fashion and Pas.
meager resulted in the defeat of the former, to the
great disappointment of the majority of the sport.
ing world. Before the race, the betting was two to
one in favor of Fashion. A large amount of money
changed hands. Only two beats were rqn—the
first in 7.45 k and the second in 7.48 k.