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JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13.1878.
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Nelly Ryder' Tea Triumph.
Nellie Ryder, or Mrs. Edward Ryder,
as her cards read, which she has only
used a tew mon'bs, is in a brown study ull
tbe atterooon oi a warm October day in
the year 187--, and at lust, when Ned
comes home, the subject nutter appears.
'Ned, it is really time lor us to. return
some ol the hospitalities people have been
lavishing upon us. 1 know, dear, what
you minQ by that look it is very pleas
ant to have our evenings to ourselves at
last, alter the jaunting to Newport and
up the Hudson, and the many evenings
out this month in towu, but we can give
one 'At Home,' and do it all up, ut least
for the winter, and 1 think October is jusl
tbe month tor parties, neither too cool nor
'But. my pet. you don't know all I
mean to say. l'ni not made ot money,
and I've been thinking lately that we'd
better be a little careful and now you
propose a party. Why, the champagne
and other wines alone will cost '
Nellie's luce .changed just a little, for,
though Ned is not . at all fond ol these
wines as yet, it seems to her that there is
a cloud like a man's hand in tbe clear sky
which may, unless she can dispel it, darken
their luture. Ned is the soul of hospi
tality, and when his chums and bachelor
acquaintances stop in, as they are loud of
doing, at the simple yet elegant little
home of the Ryders, Ned offers wine
ireely, and though he drinks sparingly
hioiseif, he was not shocked and heart
sick as Nellie was when young Hurry S.
drank too ireely the other night, and had
to be guided home. 'Such things often
happened,' he said; 'the ouly thii'g wns
not to go too lar.' And us all this il:tshed
through the young wile's mind, she in
terrupted her husband eagerly,
'But I dou't ask you to have wines; we
don't need them at all.'
'Oh, Puss, any one could tell you have
lived in the couutry a good share ot your
lite; why, child, you could no more give
a party to our gentleman trieiuls without
wines then you could to our lady friends
without Delmonico salad, waiters ami
hired musicians. Come, I'll give up the
wines 'I you give up the waiteis, etc.
and give a regular old-fashioned tea
drinking. I know you couldn't do it.'
'I take vou ut your word, Ned ! No
don't say anv thing more; just give me a
check for what you think we can afford to
spend on a teu-ilrinking, and consider
yourself engaged tor lei me see, this is
the 21st well, tbe 28lh ot October.'
'I'll give you a check, Nelly B!y, but
stipulate that, if you shock our inends, or
the whole affair falls through, I am to
give a stunning wine-party in November.'
'And if I succeed, dear, and Harry and
Dave (Ned's chums) say thijy enjoy it,
will you give up offering wines P
The gentle hand, laid ou his shoulder
so lovingly, trembled us he clapped it.
'Why, darling, 1 do believe you are
nervous about wines; vou couidu't give a
tea party to the Van Rensselaers, 1'nillip-
ses, Livingstones, and such ; but there, 1
won't discourage you. Ill stick to my
word, and even agree to your amendment
pt the resolution here. I'll write it, and
the check, at once.'
How the blue eyes shone, as Ned laugh
ingly wrote: 'Agreed, that it Mrs. Ryuer
invites and successfully entertains on Oc
tober the twenty-eight (or thereabouts)
our mutual Irieuds aud acquaintances,
irom 5 to 10 o'clock, without extra wait
ers, salads (except horue-mude), or hired
musiciuii s, 1, Edward Ryder, will entirely
renounce the sad habit I now have of
offering wines to my Iriends, aud. indeed,
will drink no wine Iron that day.'
'I may as well add that. Puns,' he said,
as he sillied his uame, 'for 1 only care lor
wines when I have friends about me; aud
au way, you'll uever do it you c7.'
Nellie went to the piano, lor she could
not trust her voice at once; but .Ned laid
a check on the music belore her, ut which
she exclaimed, 'One hundred dollars, and
you want to be carelul! I can :o with
hall that.' ,
'Nellie, you are a dear little wile, but
you just know nothing about mono).
How much do you think that reception
last Tuesday cost the Livingstones !'
'Three hundred P
'Fully a thousand at the lowest, so your
tea-drinking may cost more than one hun
dred dollais I don't limit you to that
amount, ouly as to waiters, etc., as per
agreement. Now sing lor me.'
There was a gladsome ring iu-her voice
that Ned . had uot heard for some lime,
and as love had quickened his insight into
her character, he began to suspect how
much bis dear young wile had thought of
the use and abuse ot wine. Nothing more
was said ou the subject till, as Ned was
leaving for his (dike the next morning, iu
answer to his question as to her plans tor
the day, she said, 'I am going to invite
our friends, or at least make out my list '
He laughed, aud kissed her good-by.
Tbe moment the door was closed, Nel
lie set to work. The lirst thing was to
send lor sibter Mary, and while Ann was
taking the note to her, Nellie chose her
g'jests Irom her visiting list. Filly was
her limit, and though several new ac
quiiiuunces had lo bo set aside, still, as
Nellie only resided in the ciiy since her
marriage, tbe number covered all her
intimate friends. At luncheon she told
Mary ot her plan, saying nothing, though,
of hei agreement with Ned, as she would
uot let even sister . Mary ktiow that in the
matter ol wine-drinking she and her bus
baud differed in opinion,
Maiy thought il a queer Idea, but de
cidedly original, uod that with care it
might prove successful.
'1 met your friend, N. T. VV., last night
Nellie, and it he calls within a day or two
(as he assured me he would) you might
persuade him to help along the evening
with una or two of bis wonderlul recita
tions.' 'Oh, Mollie, that is a lovely idea andj
about the tear But first help me wlih the
invitations so that we can leave them to
morrow. I suppose we must give them
Irom Saturday till Thursday, even for a
'Certainly; people are so engaged in
this busy city.'
And so they planned and chatted. Net
lie being promised every assistance that
Mary could give her. The invlta'ions
were given out the next day, and nu
merous Iriends wondered what it would
be, and whal they should wear.
Any young housekeeper can Imagine
ho the days slipped by with Nellie. She
was naturally deft at pretty combinations
of plants, lerus and autumn leaves; bad
all her wedding-gifts ot crystal and silver,
aud leared uo luilure, when ou Wednes
day morning her confidence received a
sudden and unexpected shock. Neil's
cousin Aurelia, Irom Boston, came with
out any warning to spend a week with
them. Now if there was one woman in
the world that Nellie had jusl a little sore
feeling towards, it was this cousin of
Ned's. He had once acknowledged to a
rather serious 'flirtation with the stately
girl in nis college days, and had always
cited her as a model of good taste and a
mirror of fashioD, to Nellie.
'You'd better take Aurelia's advice as
to your company to-morrow night,' said
Ned, as he bade the ladies good by that
morning. 'I'll toot the bill, and let the
affair be as recherche as you ladies can
Nellie's heart sank, but with the 'agree
ment' belore tier, her tea party should
succeed, in spite ol even a Boston in-lle.
She told Aurelia that she had invited a
lew friends to tea, bu'. that youn uuly
insisted on knowing 'how m.iuy ' and
and 'who,' and wheu she heard the num
ber ami names ol the guests, held u, her
hands in amazement 'It would nev i do;
their position in society would be ru ued !
Aud no dancing P No supper P Coou, it
must be as Ned said. She would tuuo all
the trouble off ol Nellie's shoulders, ,md
even in the short time left to her could
get musicians, and order an elegant tittle
supper. Ned would not mind this ex
pense. ' she assured Nellie.
Bui Nellie would not let Aurelia have
her way, and the later was to well tired
to quarrel with her hostess; yet each telt
vextd, and Nellie dreaded lest her hus
band should oliow any leeling ot displeas
ure towards her before his cousin.
Determined to avoid this, at all risks,
she decided to go down to Ned's otlice,
and walk home with him. So when Au
relia retired to dress lor dinner, Nellie slip
ped out, aud reached the office just as Ned
was starting up town
I'm in luck!'
seems like the
Nellie, having him all to herself, per
suaded liirn thai he might trust the entire
arrangement lor the next evening to her.
'I want to surprise your eon -in, dear, so
please don't say a word about our lea
Ned agreed, and as, when Aurelia
broached the subject of the next evening's
entertainment, it was hardly noticed, she
had to let the matter drop, and at Nellie's
request, retrained Irom looking into the
parlor or dining-room the next day.
At last, Thursday evening came, and
Nellie stood ready to receive her guests
Ned had seme misgivings, but liked
to see Nellie so bright and full ot busi
ness as she Had been through the past
week full of secrets too, lor he was to
know nothing ot the arrangement till the
As he steps into the parlor a pretty
siht met his eye. .Nellie stands between
the Iront windows, and behiud hang and
climb liowers; that space had ulways
troubled him, for he would not buy a mir
ror, till he could get a lull set; mantle
aud pier to his taste; but what mirror
could equal the ivy, German and English,
with flowers hanging from above, and
growing up Irom pots banked with moss
on tbe floor, Nellie stands in her blue
silk, with solt lace at her neck and sleeves ;
her pearls, bis wedding-gilt, seems, ouly
whiter than the smooth pure skin. Mrs.
Livingston has eulered, and Nellie is a
little ueivous, as Ned's practiced eyes see,
but a less watchful observer would only
think her wonderfully dignified tor such a
little woman. The guests came promptly,
and at a sign Irom Nellie, Ned offers his
arm to Cousin Aurelia, and leads the way
to the dining-room.
It Is wonderfully beautiful. The win
dow recesses haye each an arch ol grow
ing plants in full bloom; the principal
taoie in the center of the room is small
but exquisitely laid; flowers and truit,
with cut glass and silver, make it a
beauty. Nellie, aud about ten of the
guests, take seats at this table, while Ned
tins charge of a small one iu a window
recess, Mary heads another, and three
chosen frieuds, who have been notified
betore-hatid, preside over the others.
Nellie tells her husband she thinks he
should set the ball rolling by a speech,
and this is Ned's forte (as tbe little wo
man kuows), he makes them all merry
and sociable by a description of a fictic
ious tea drinking iu the country
where he first met Mrs. ltyden,
and says, as he has married a country las
sie, they are invited to a 'tea,' and begs
tnem be sociable oyer the cup that 'cheers
but not inebriates.'
All goes merrily, and though there are
no courses, yet they linger at the table, '
and certainly do Justine to the cheerer.
Tho evening p.sses all too quickly tor the
guefts. Carriages have been ordered for
10 o'clock, but waited at the door the
guests could not tear' themselves away.
Mr. W. had made them grave and gay
by turns, by his magical rendering ol
poems, sad or wity. There was good
singing, pleasant talk, a little cream about
ten o'clock, and when, at a quarter before
twelve, Ned went to the door with his
chums, who had lingered last, Harry ex
'Well, Ned, I always have thought you
a lucky dog, but what a genius your wile
has for giving parties. You'll see that
the lashionables will bo copying all this,
and before long, tea-drinking will bo
quite a rugn. by, come to think of it,
not one ol us tellows has smoked a cigar
or taken a drop ot wine, aud at most par
ties I couldn't get through the evening rt
it wasn't for the smoking-room up stairs.
(Jood night. You've got a treasure, and
she's made tea drinkings tashionable; but
I'm alraid they wont give up the room up
stairs with the wines and whiskies I wish
Ned loved to tell hisj friends ot his
wile's first tea-party, andj how thankful
he has learned to be for ;the agreement
they had made, as he now sees to what the
habit ot social drinking may lead. Hope
Ledyard, in Demorest's Monthly.
A Mushroom Miniuff Town.
Lendville, Lake county, Col., is the
highest, city on the continent. It is what
miners call a rattling camp. It is close
up to the snowy range, overlooking Cali
fornia gulch, the scene of the gold hunt
ing furore ot 1859. At an attitude of
about 9,000 feet, or, to put it more forci
bly, nearly two miles higher than New
York, it may bo considered as well up in
the world. There is no place like it iu
the whole Rocky mountains. It Is a
larger city than Deadwood on the north,
or Silverton or Lake City on the south.
The twenty year old towns of Black
Hawk Cer.tral and Georgetown are noth
ing to it in population, trade, last money
making and fast everything. Where
Leadvillo now stands was a year ago
almost a howling wilderness. There
were a tew prospectors busying them
selves with turning up the rocks here am
there, but there was hardly what could
be called a camp. No town had been
staked out. It was not until last sprint
that tbe place was organized and named
From that time until now people have
poured In Irom all of the surrounding
country, from the lar Lust and Irom the
Pacific States and territories, until now
there is a burstling cily ol 8.000 inhabi
tants. It has a mayor; city council,
police and fire departments, churches,
schools, a telegraph line, daily mails,
money-order post office, two newspapers,
three banks and hundreds of stores, shops
saloons and other features of a fast new
city, i he streets have a sort ot strag
gling regularity. The principal thorough-
lares nre named Chestnut, Pine, State and
Harrison avenues. Almost everything is
cheaply built, the stores which carry tbe
largest stocks being mere cabins. There
are tew story-aud-a-hall and two story
buildings. Lumber is iu great demand,
aud the three or tour saw-mills in the
vicinity are not adequate to supply the
need. Lately business men have beun
to plan larger aud better structures; brick
yards have been started, and some fine
blocks are under way. The prevailing
spirit is that ot rampant speculation
People stake out claims, tear up the rocks
a little, sometimes "salt" them, get some
plausible-do-nothing to talk up the dis
covery, and it is but a tow days belore an
avaricious "tender-foot" catches the bait
at a high figure. Lot-brokers, who have
the refusal of most all tbe desirable prop
erty in town, lot-jumpers and city addi
tion platters drive a big business. Every
thing partakes of the nature ot a grand
debauch. Men seem to bo carried away
with the excitement, and, no longer satis
fied with the plodding and sure-tooted
business ways, seem lost in a mad, fu
rious chase tor fortunes. Ot course, sa
loons dance-houses, theatres and keno
dens flourish in such a place as this.
- Two Noted Grave Robbers.
Our renders will remember tbe account
given in these columns ol the robbing ol
the grave ol the Hon. Scott Harrison, in
Ohio, lust May, the body being lound in
the dissecting-room ot the Ohio Medical
College. Publio indignation justly brands
any man as a scoundrel who will rob the
grave of the dead. But there are two
noted gravea robbers in the country, so
lar trom being the subjects of the people's
wrath, are universally lauded for their
virtues. Ihe reason is plain. While the
former class steal the dead bodies ol our
loved ones to submit them to the dissect
ing kn;le. these only rob tbe grayes to
restore the living victims to our hearts
and homes. Their names Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery and Pleasant
Purgative Pel. els are household words
the world over. Tbe Golden Medical
Discovery cures consumption, in its early
Mages, and all bronchia), throat, and lung
affections ; Pleasant Purgative Pellets are
the most valuable laxative and cathartic.
Bwl'eving that the difficulty of separa
tinji Vsphorus iu the ordinary Bessemer
conyei'U'ind open-hearth steel furnaces
is due to the higuly silicious lining usual
ly employed, Osmrn, of Dusjeidort, Ger
many, has patented a carbon lining, by
means of which he hopes to eliminate the
phosphorus pretty thoroughly.
Jefferson City Agricultural Works
Manufacture the celebrated
DOUBLE ROTARY FOU.CK FEKI
! GRAIN DRILL I
The best, the cheapest and the only perfect ot.e
in the world.
DON'T FAIL TO 8EK TIIK MISSOURI BEFOP.B
Proprietors Jefferson City Ag'l Works
W. P. HANDLEY,
Manufacturer of Foreign and American
GRAVE 5TONE3 AND TOMBS,
Monuments and Gravestones delivered and
set up, free of charge. uiar29w'7Slyndu
Ff J. MATER.
Soros, Tinware E(c.
High Street, (opp. Pratt's Auction Room
Jefferson City, Mo.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF PARLOR
and Cooking Stoves, Cooking Utensils,Tiu
Ware, etc., always on hand.
Tin Pipingand Guttering, and all Tin
pa-ie made to order with neatness an 1 dig
REAL ETATE AGENT,
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BUYS AND SELLS LANDS ON COMMIS
sion. 1'av Taxes. Redeem Lands Sold l'oi
Taxes, Procure Patents. &o.
OrHce over White fc Janvier's store, nib
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Dr. J. G. Riddler,
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
Prescriptions tilled with certainty and
patch at all hours.
Pure Wines and Liquors for Medicinal Tut
UGH STREET. JEFFERSON f!ITV
and Dealer in
has bounht out tbe shop recently occupied by
John Antweiller, aud will at once
open a first class
HARNESS & SADDLE SHOP,
at tbe tame stand.
Tbe stock purchased ot Mr. Antweiller will
be sold immediately at less than cost.
A full assortment of everything lu tho Huh
constantly on hand.
Repairing neatly done, and all work war.
SADDLES & HARD
213 liigu Street.
Zuber's Marble tones'
Foreign & American
GRAVESTONES AND TOilBS
North side of High steeet,
Between Jefferson and Washington Sts.