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Text for Page 095 [03-04-1863]

              a heterogenous collection of portraits,
good and bad.       Here were coarse
faced ´┐Żconfederacies´┐Ż in all sorts of uni-
forms, gray being predominant, their
visages not at all improved by a coarse
danbing of color; there women of French
English, American, Spanish, German
or mongrel physiognomies; elsewhere
levee views of New Orleans in its
prosperous days.    One picture there
was of a bold-looking courtesan, with
one leg thrown over her chair and the
other over visible.     Schell wanted to 
inquire about some Galveston views, so
we entered by the side street, observing
in our progress up the wide, wooden
staircase, a through a cellar-like
arch, a little cool yard, as perfectly
Spanish in its surroundings and ac-
cesaries as one of Tony Johannots 
local illustrations to Don Quixote.
Soon the civil old French proprietor ap-
peared and learning that Schell was               
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