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for as far back as the seventeenth century In France was not coffee esteemed a sovereign preventative against sadness, an excellent

remedy to chase away black melancholy ? But the Oriental qualities of this cheerful beverage are no longer found there as of old,

and even

in

Algiers

hard to find the real thing, though

it is

>"«

nmm M

^

''** J'«

mijijiiiijiii'iiv

Saddling the Caid's Horse, Algeria.

the

quantity

interest in

What

of Turkish coffee-pots for

encouraging

a curious

its

sale

shows

a

certain

use.

crowd of

nationalities are seen in this typical

capital of a colony, the only town in Africa where the French are in the majority and count more than double the percentage of natives.

Up

the queer

Italian-looking

street

leading

to

the

famous Kasbah which, by the bye, must have fallen not because of a " coup d'6ventail," since the use of the fan is unknown to the Arabs, but probably with the blow of some fly-whisk of silver incrusted with coral

are seen

Alsatians, Italians, Spaniards

swarms of Moors, Nubians, Creoles, and Jews.

The

last are,

of course,

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