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Isabella L. Bird

"John Chinaman" - Engaging a Servant - First Impressions of Ito - A Solemn Contract - The Food Question.

H.B.M.'s LEGATION, YEDO, June 7.

I went to Yokohama for a week to visit Dr. and Mrs. Hepburn on the Bluff. Bishop and Mrs. Burdon of Hong Kong were also guests, and it was very pleasant.

Abominable Weather - Insect Pests - Absence of Foreign Trade - A Refractory River - Progress - The Japanese City - Water Highways - Niigata Gardens - Ruth Fyson - The Winter Climate - A Population in Wadding.

NIIGATA, July 9.

Hope deferred - Effects of the Flood - Activity of the Police - A Ramble in Disguise - The Tanabata Festival - Mr. Satow's Reputation.

KUROISHI, August 5.

The Sea-shore - A "Hairy Aino" - A Horse Fight - The Horses of Yezo - "Bad Mountains" - A Slight Accident - Magnificent Scenery - A Bleached Halting-Place - A Musty Room - Aino "Good-breeding."

Kwan-non Temple - Uniformity of Temple Architecture - A Kuruma Expedition - A Perpetual Festival - The Ni-o - The Limbo of Vanity - Heathen Prayers - Binzuru - A Group of Devils - Archery Galleries - New Japan - An Elegante.

H.B.M.'s LEGATION, YEDO, June 9.

The Canal-side at Niigata - Awful Loneliness - Courtesy - Dr. Palm's Tandem - A Noisy Matsuri - A Jolting Journey - The Mountain Villages - Winter Dismalness - An Out-of-the-world Hamlet - Crowded Dwellings - Riding a Cow - "Drunk and Disorderly" - An Enforced Rest - Local Discouragements - Heavy Loads - Absence of Beggary - Slow Travelling.

ICHINONO, July 12.

A Lady's Toilet - Hair-dressing - Paint and Cosmetics - Afternoon Visitors - Christian Converts.

KUROISHI, August 5.

A Group of Fathers - The Lebunge Ainos - The Salisburia adiantifolia- -A Family Group - The Missing Link - Oshamambe - Disorderly Horses - The River Yurapu - The Seaside - Aino Canoes - The Last Morning - Dodging Europeans.

HAKODATE, September 12.

Fears - Travelling Equipments - Passports - Coolie Costume - A Yedo Diorama - Rice-Fields - Tea-Houses - A Traveller's Reception - The Inn at Kasukabe - Lack of Privacy - A Concourse of Noises - A Nocturnal Alarm - A Vision of Policemen - A Budget from Yedo.

KASUKABE, June 10.

Comely Kine - Japanese Criticism on a Foreign Usage - A Pleasant Halt - Renewed Courtesies - The Plain of Yonezawa - A Curious Mistake- -The Mother's Memorial - Arrival at Komatsu - Stately Accommodation - A Vicious Horse - An Asiatic Arcadia - A Fashionable Watering-place - A Belle - "Godowns."

KAMINOYAMA.

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