The Courant American News

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 2, 1890, Page 4
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“Doing” Europe.
The Many Places of Interest Visited by a Cartersville Young Lady.

The Courant American has requested me to “write up” something of my trip “abroad” this summer. Should I attempt to give anything of a description of the many, many interesting sights I’ve seen it would require entirely too much space. So I can only mention the countries, cities, villages, etc., we visited.

Five Southerners, Mrs. S. F. Brame, Miss Elkin, of Tennessee, Miss Cheney, of Rome, Ga., Miss Williams my sister and I made arrangements with the tourist directors, Henry Gaze & Son, of London, to join one of their summer parties for a European trip. The party was to sail from New York on June 18th by the Inman line steamer, “City of New York,” landing at Liverpool June 25th. But we five wishing to “do” Ireland also, which was not included in the trip, sailed June 10th by the “city of Chicago.” After a most delightful ocean voyage we landed at Queenstown, Ireland, on June 19th. The first thing to be done was to go to the custom house. But our baggage was passed without examination, the jolly old Irish inspectors saying “those pretty faces” showed we were no smugglers. The Irish are a jovial warm-hearted people.

After sending cablegrams home and securing hotel accommodations, we were ready for sight-seeing. In rapid succession we passed from Queenstown to Cork, visiting the ruins of old Blarney Castle, and, of course, kissing the “Blarney Stone,” from Cork to Glengariff, thence by coach forty-three miles to Killarney, ever barren, wild, but extremely picturesque country. Never can I forget that day’s ride! Passing Tore, Mt. Eagle’s Nest, Gap of Dunloe, the three famous Killarney Lakes, we reached the extremity of “Lough Leane,” or Lower lake, on the shore of which was our hotel. We visited the ruins of Muckross Abbey, founded in the fifteenth century. From Killarney we went to Dublin, from Dublin across the Irish sea to Chester, England where we met the rest of our party. Now we are a happy party of twenty-three “gazers,” gentlemen and ladies, both married and single, from the north, south, east and west of the United States of America, under a “personal escort,” with the great sights of England, France, Italy, Switzerland, the Rhine and Belgium before us. [A long list of cities visited follows.]…I will say however, that the party didn’t remain the same all through the trip. Some dropped out to take a different route and others joined us. When we reached Antwerp we were but five, besides our conductor. Two returned to England sailing from Liverpool, and Misses Elkin, Cheney and I sailed September 6th from Antwerp. We were nearly twelve days in crossing to Jersey City, had a slight storm, but were not sea sick and enjoyed the voyage with a charming party of ship companions.---F. Williams.


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Mr. Joel Goodwin, Jr., of Ashelville, Kansas, is visiting his old mother, brothers and sisters here. He went to Kansas 18 years ago and this is his first visit since he left.


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