The ladies should examine some of those rare specimens of embroidery on exhibition at the Mechanics' Fair. Among the finest is a tapestry picture of a royal party in a barge- names "unbeknowns" to us - by W. S. Canan, of Healdsburgh; a large portrait of G. Washington, by Mrs. Chapman Yates, of San Jose; and a cat and a pile of kittens, by Mrs. Juliana Bayer. We do not like the expression of the old cat's countenance, but the kittens are faultless - especially the blind brown one on the right. So perfectly true to nature are those young cats, that it is easy to see that every school-boy who comes along is seized with an earnest desire to drown them.
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