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Text for Page 019 [10-03-1860]

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	�Gladdy Gouverneur.�     A Procession.

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resist even scalding water.  Such cabinets have, we
are informed, sold for sixty to eighty dollars each in
Hong Kong, and Chinese seaports.
  There are innumerable chow-chow boxes, contain-
ing full sets of trays, plates, etc., such as are used
by Japanese princes and noblemen.  Many are un-
usually elaborate and curious, being fashioned to
resemble houses, junks, and the like.  These, with
the writing, smoking and cigar boxes, constitute a
large proportion of the invoice.
  The writing boxes contain the receipt from which
the ink is manufactured.  The smoking boxes are
such as those commonly used in Japan, but of the 
richer description, most of the receptacles for fire
being of solid silver.  Such boxes passed round the 
table after dinner, with the accompaniment of
cigars, are becoming familiar to our merchants in
China.  The drawers ordinarily contain different
brands of cigars, a piece of charcoal supplying
means of ignition.  There are, too, many cigar
cases of rattan work, of a very durable description.
The sake bottles also invite attention.  They com-

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monly contain the spirit of the country, and will
make pretty and unique parlor ornaments.
  The handkerchief and glove boxes are of the
richest old lacquer, very highly ornamented.  This
ware is most prized and sought after, next to the
cabinet work.
  The porcelain ware excels that of China, the in-
habitants of that flowery country preferring it to their
own manufacture.  Nothing like it is known else-
where for delicacy of material and beauty of con-
struction.  There are punch and salad bowls, melon
dishes, dinner, dessert and cheese plates, and cups
and saucers without number, all ornamental and of
the finest porcelain.  Add to the above jewelry and
snuff boxes, caskets of all sorts and sizes, card trays,
shawl cases, toys, pictures, puzzles, bird cages, tools,
bows and arrows, chains, trinkets, imitation shells
and fishes (all of the brightest colors), pictures with
figures in relief, and Japanese knick-knacks of every
conceivable and inconceivable description, and our
readers may form some idea of the exhibition now
on view at 594 and 596 Broadway.

[Gunn�s diary continued]
  Then down-town with it.   Met �Gladdy� Gill
or Gouverneur, crossing the park, who told me
he had head from Rawson.       He is at Grey-
town, Nicaragua, or rather up the country,
searching after india-rubber trees, their valuable
part to be consigned to the house in which his bro-
ther is clerk or apprentice.     �Gladdy� boards in the
city; his mother has returned to Niagara.            Up-
town by crowded 6th avenue car.     Turned out
after supper to see the �Wide Awake� procession,
making my way through crowded Broadway
to 745.      The steps blockaded, the windows full,
and a good many people throughout the house.
In the store I found Mr. and Mrs Edwards,
Miss Anne, and around, Knudsen, Jack, Mr.
George Edwards, his wife, Jessie, Mort Brown               
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