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Library _ r i \ \ A "1 r / 71 [0L . LXXXVr-NO 276 WILMINGTON. DEL. FRIDAY. MAY 4 1877. PRICE ONE CENT y ta tt j'isKAKÆS3f3^S ff Terms — m vour own town. iÄul!"™. H. HA I.LETT A Portland Maine' TWwk to Agent*. *1« Outfit »$77 FREE. P. O. VICKERY. ^.Malne._ -"jri -, home. Agents wanted. Out [fltand tenue free. TRUE A 1,0., Au ' Mal"*- ____ P | ne Mixed Card*, with (name. IO td»., post-paid. L. JONES , Nassau. N. Y.__ . ifinn per day at home. Samples til$2U worm *8 free. Stinson A Vtind Maine. ma20-2tawlm. FORGE PACE A CO. I, SCHMEIIM ST., BALTMOU, JO. • ffsszrfss: Hr Wheel*. Nhlngle. Barrel A Tl»W<M>dworkl»* Macblmsy, Mi Tan I le Emery Wheels.and IsnJtaw«. Mill Nnjpnlles, Ae", Ac. * lint tATAJUHIUJE A PRICER. FANCY CAR os. no 2 alike,# îy name Uk.. C. SMITH, Green Brook, Col., ,11.7. price, liront y tire Centn. WSPAPER ADVERTSING i rt Ninth Edition. Onf Humtreti mining a complete list of all the towns be rniteil Slates, the Territories, and Dominion of Canada, having apopula iirwt-Ttlian 6,000, according to the last iw loffelher with the names of the w having the largest local circa _eaHi of the places named. A Iso,a wuo of newspapers which are recom mdtoadvertisors giving greatest value ii to prices charged. Also, all in the United States and Cana ovit 8,000 copies each Issue,— ail the Religious, Agricultural, Bel ud Mechanical, Medical, Masonic, die, Educational, Commercial, In Keal Estate Law, Sporting, Mu ll Fashion, and other special class Jour Ir.'very complete lists. Together with a nplete list of over 300 German pape** wed in the United States. Also,an essay m advertising; many tables of rates, wing the cost of advertising In various pap-ra,and everything which a begln inadvertising would like to know, jJdrv>s, GEO. I*. UüWELL A CO., 41 Park Row, New York. Hi m ' per MOST IXTRAORDINARY TERMS OF ADVERTISING Offered for Newspapers in the State of DELAWARE. tad for list of papers and schedule of », A'ldrens GEO. P. ROWELL, & Co., vertising Agents, No. 41 Park Row N. Y. Editor of this Paper. apl7-d4waw ■3 IR8T NATION A L BANK OF WILMINGTON. IPOSIToEY OK THE PUBLIC MONEYS AND NANCiL AGENTS OF THE UNI TED «TATES. WARD BETT8, President. GEO. D. ARMSTRONG, Cashier. $500,000. JjMphianml New York Exchange fur "wjj regular Depositors without charge. lit) A M dayS ' Monda y" and Thursdays, directors. JMi'iR.Siuyth, »elPus*.y, ' ®ry v McUomb. James, George W. Bush, Eli Garrett, Sum'l Bancroft, Jr., . WilliamTuf.nall, Edward Betts. mar28 ÏEARTIZANS savings bank. M2 market street, IBcohi-orated January 23d, J8t>t. EfIK™ deposits dally from !) A fcil), ' M v ,,lj 011 Tuesday audSat W«eniuiisfrom7 to 8 o'clock. SEMI-ANNUAL «»perce DIVIDEND, Ria Li. '\ has boen regularly paid on it ig'ffi 00 tae organization of the Bank, «t]iiRrw 0 e ?Vl' , u i Li<m of t,,e Manager«, Whwiiin!??*' * Yidendg will be continued. liSmiiiJii ' . 8 are not withdrawn, they - U i!^ as deposits. Thus permanent compound their interest twice in t rear, aen .p B managers. i.W George W. Bush, tiiD l li d " 1 " ' l'i'orise H. Capelle, taryf- M. L. Llcheimtein, U sinnS' Edward Darlington, m am V Ï-'T?' Job H - Jackson, ' "amM, field, Wm. H. Swift, Anthony Higgins. )S0. k ß U8H, President. [tka-lV 'i-y'E' Vlce President. L ,T E.T. TAYLOR. Treasurer. pE NEW CASTLE COUNTY MUTUAL prance Company, rvs'i-' 602 market street, ors« A GA IIfl * 1 * IK E * AND all OTHER BUILD 0r 1711 t HKÎ RACONTENT», l0DUll »toa!i < ?J»vf lme var ylng from three *w.rmo years. ^ÄS" NA< f^Canhy. 9 lement B - Smyth, as®? ftÄ, ■ President. feblO THE MISS HOUSTONS' to ami BaariioiL School, toWMCHs AT DOO DSUAWiRK AV*KuS, Th« e ^8PTEMBER'qi876. thufough educators |>m. We *. . ki nd. in mind, manners lOn *» on « to jn ," ur S the greatest justice lw,J"t.,c h "!'tyPi'B intrusted tothsir y °nnw it.jnfi 10 think, to draw L,°. fo »« o.'r j i', aUl ,( > Pour instruction S s *AJ that i„ n F,° », n , otl 'or with facility |l«r nï ÎI 1 ' and this an ,^ delightful is a youmr'ua® taet &? <1 andoharao l*liS?to T heir prospecta ßÄUd and J" their number US«» of lb 1 " p '. ^hoie who wish Î»°î' ThelL.f® r '»»traction should ap R hoalth, and oonre sL^tthe hMr, IrM 1 Th* »îïoj ij 0 * °Ity in any un 'hwS?'* 0 ' 1 is*»* rt ÎP in * at oat st wdh~hh7**"«' U> * »Jjjÿo*»' Wm. O'CONNOR, Merchant Tailor HAS RKMOVBD Wo a. West Third; Street, (Uae doortromIMarkst, ) ha* isid n * Splendid Assortment ol Ulothe, Cssslmere* end Vesting. FOR ISPBINOJ AN» NUMMER, Which he will make np st pneee totem, ns times Pants >; Specialty. sblstr ts/kic/tant 'S7acd?i J M. â <gaét St/Mieet, A fine assortment of foreign and domes tic piece goods. •/■None but first-class workmen loyed. em feb8*77dly THB| ¥ M HATTER, 1% o East Third Street, Wilmington,*-,Del Earthenware Manufactory COR.OF ORANGE & WATER STS., WILMINGTON, DEL.| 1 keep constantly on hands full assort ment of CROCKERY WARE, made in the best manner, and sold at prices to suit the time#. Also Yard Vase«, Hanging Va ses, Gardeners' and Green House Pots. All articles In my line made to order at short notice. GEORGE ZEIGLER. nov6-6m FashionableFurniture ! J. & J. N- HARMAN. Mo 410 King Street, WILMINGTON, DEL. We respectfully inform the cltlj zens of Wilmington, and the sur* L rounding country that we continue to manufacture and keep on hand at our large and long established ware rooms, Furniture of every variety and style, consisting of Mahogany, Rosewood and Walnut Furniture suitable for parlor, dlnnlng-room and chamber uses. Our assortment of Furniture is larger and be found In Delaware, more varied than and all articles sold at our establishment arc warranted as represented. Venitian Blinds of the most fashionable desians made to order and kept constantly on hand. We also manufacture and con stantly keep a large assortment ol Spring Hair, Moss and llusk Mattresses. J. &. J. N. HARMAN, 410 King street, Wilmington. RELIABLE Vegetable, Garden and Field SEEDS W E keep a full supply of the very best Vegetabla, Garden and Field seeds, Including DREER'Ö CELEBRATED CARDEN seed ts which we invite the attention of our friends and the publie generally. We also have in store a general assortment of other SEED of the best quality. Those wishing a pure article should give us a call, SMITH A BREEN, N. E. Corner of Fourth and Shipley Sts., Wilmington, Del. mar9-d2m. ELAWARE CARPET HOUSE, " 309 MARKET STREET, ABOVE THIRD, WILMINGTON, DEL The cheapest place In the city to buy your D CARPETS. OIL CLOTHS MATTINGS AND WINDOW SHADES Honrv Greebo 309 MARKET,ST. N i!_Rag Carpet woven to order at hortest n otice and lowest market rales. ~ WILLIAM K. LONG, No. 311 E- Eighth St., Wilmington. manufacturer of Fine French Confections. All goods warranted free from Injurious A B coloring or flavors. TA OO C A KAMELS A SPECIALTY arlO-lm___ r . mEKTH FOR ALL TH PEOPLE. BEAUTIFUL TEETH AT ^ $3. $3, $H andt$10 PER SET. Teeth extracted without paln hy the use Olgas. Over thirty gears «perU,ng. ERi Street, opposite Clayton N o. But 5th use. 8 É mmm No 4 Buifinch Street Boston. (OPPOSITE RKVRRE HOUSE.) THE SCIENCE OF LIFE; OR, SELF PRESERVATION. MORE .THAN 1,000,000 COPIES SOLD. Gold Modul Awarded to the Author by the "National Medical Association » March 31st, 18T6. TUST published bythePEABODY MED ICAL INSTITUTE, a new edition oi the celebrated medical work entitled the "SCIENCE Os LIFE, or KELF-PRES ERVATION." It treats of Manhood, how lost, how regained and liow perpetuated ; Cause and cure of exhausted vitality, im potency and premature decline In man, spermatorrhoea or seminel losses (noctur nal and diurnal) nervous and Physical debility, hypochondria, gloomy forebod ings, mental depression, loss of energy, haggard countenance confusion of mind d loss of memory, impure state of the blood, and ail diseases arising from the errors of youth or the indiscretions or ex cesses of mature years. It tells you all about the morale of gen erative physiology, the physiology of mar riage, of wedlock and offspring, physical contrasts, true morality, empiricism per version of marriage, conjugal precept and friendly counsel, physical Infirmity, its causes and cure, relation between the sexes, proofs of the expansion of vice, the mis eries of imprudence, ancient ignorance and errors, means of cure, cure of body and mind. True principles of treatment, ad dress to patients and invalid readers, tho author's principles . The price of this book Is only $1.00. THIS BOOK ALSO CONTAINS MORE THAN FIFTY PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THE ABOVE NAMED AND OTHER *DI8EASES f EACH ONE WORTH MORE THAN THE PRICE OF THE BOOK. Also another valuable medical work MENTAL AND treating exclusively NERVOUS DISEASES; more than 200 royal Octavo pages, twenty elegant en gravings, bound in substantial muslin. Price only #2.00, barely enough to pay for printing. The book for young : j read Just now, is th Self-Preservation. The author has return ed from Europe in excellent health, and is again the chief consulting physician of the Peabody Medical Institute, No.4, Bullfinch street. Boston, Mass .—Republican Journal. The Science of Life Is beyond all compari son the most extraordinary work on Physl ologgy ever published —Boston Herald , Hope nestled in the bottom of Pandora'R box, and hope plumes her wings anew, since the issuing of these valuable works, published by the Peabody Medical Insti tute which are teaching thousands how to and middle-aged men e "Science of Life, or avoid the maladies that sap the citadel oi Ute.— Philadelphia Inquirer. It should be read by the young die aged and even the old— N. Y. , the mid Tribune. The first and only medal ever conferred upon any medical man in tills country as a recognition of skill and professional ser vices, was presented to the author of these works, March 31st, 1876. The presentation was noticed at the time of Its occurrence by the Boston press, and the Reading journals throughout the country. This magnifi cent motlal is of solid gold, set with mere than one hundred India diamonds of rare brilliancy. Altogether In its execution, and the rich ness of Its materials and size, this is de cidedly tho most noticeable medal ever struck in thlscountryforanypurpo.se what ever. It is well worth the inspection Numismatists, It was fairly won and worthily bestowed .—Massachusetts Plough man , June 3d, 1876. •^"Catalogues sent on receipt of 6c, for postage. Either of the above works sent by mall receipt of price. Address PEABODY GDICAL INSTITUTE, (or W. H. PAR KER, M. 1)., Consulting Physician,) No. 4 Bullfinch street, Boston, Mass.,opp. Revere House. N. B.—The author consulted on the above named diseases, as well as all diseases re quiring skill, secrecy and experience. Office hours, 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. June 29 1876. TuThAft-Æwly Of Eaterprise Coal. AVE Just received a cargo of tills cel _ebrated coal fresh from the mine, which I offer at the following LOW PRICES FOR CASH: Broken and Egg, gl.75; Stove and Small Stove, 84 75. and Nut, $4,50 per ton. FRANK D. CLAYTON» Orange and Waterstrees. Joseph Fout,) II (ft uccessor to mar 26-ly. Dolmans! Dolmans I! A Splendid lot of Ladies Dolmans. Black Silk! Black Silk! $1 UO A YARD 1 12 A YARD - 125 A YARD GOOD SILK SUPERB SILK SUPERIOR SILK Ladies and Misses Suits from $2.00 up. Latest Style of Silk Dress Complete at $20.00. Black gros grain Silk Dress ready for use for $25.00. M. L. LICHTENSTEIN, 226 Market Street, WILMINGTON. QELAWARE STATE MUTUAL Fire Insurance Company. OffiokI No. 404 Market Street,) Wilmington, Del. RISKS TAKEN AT THE LOWEST RATES officers Wm. Bright, President, Db Ja«. R. Tantum, Vio* Présidant. D. T. HAWKINS, Sso'y. jiuUMm M. It. CHILD, Tress. Flower« That Newer Wither* There are flowers that never wither, There are skies that never fade, 1 here are tree# that cast forever Cooling bowers of leafy shade, There are silver wavelets flowing With a lulling sound of rest, Where the west wind, softly blowing, Fans the fair lands of the blest. Thitherward our steps are tending. Oft through dim, oppressing fears, More of grief than pleasure blending In the darkening wool of years. Often would our footsteps weary, Hink upon the winding way, But then, when all looks most dreary, Over us beams a cheering way. Thus the father who hath made us Tenants of this world of care, Knoweth how to kindly aid With the burdens we must bear, Knoweth how to cause the spirit Hopefully to raise its eyes Toward th« home it doth inherit. Far beyond the azure skies. There is a voice that whispers lowly, Down within this heart of mine, Where emotions the most holy. Ever make their sacred shrine,— And It tells a thrilling story Of tlie great Redeemer's love, And the all bewildering glory Of the l>etter land above. O, this life with all Its sorrows, Hasteth onward to the close, In a few more brief to-morrows Will have ended all Then o'erdeath the soul Immortal Shall sublimely rise and soar, O'er the star resplendent portal There to dwell evermore. woes, City Council. RKOULAR MEETING—ROUTINE BUSINESS —SALARY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF REVISION, ETC. The City Council met in regular session last evening, President Lichtenstein in the chair. The Finance Committee reported that the ordinance in relation to the reservoir bonds would be finally reported upon when the plans and 'sped floations for work on the reservoir, which the Water Coinraissoners are now having prepaired are completed. Adopted. The Street Committee reported favor. ably on the following petitions, and rei monstrance: Delaware S. F. E. Company, for per mission to have their wagon standing in front of the engine house, when not in use. W. J. Morrow and others,to have mac adamized streets sprinkled at the expense of the city; estimated cost $500. J. lieltz and others, for the enlarge ment of culvert at Penusylvauia avenue and Union street; estimated cost $300. James Murray and others, for a culvert over the water course between Front, Second, Adams and Jackson streets; esti mated cost, $200. Gatta & Kaiser, for permission to have agons standing in front of their place of business at Third and Walnut streets; allowing them a space on Walnut street 80 feet long and 10 feet wide. Remonstrance of G. S. Grubb and oth ers, against the passage of the ordinance authorizing the construction of a sewer on West street, from Delaware avenue to Fifth street. The committee also reported that in structions of Council in regarded to re. pairing the site of the Twelfth street market house had been carried out. All the reports were adopted. The Water Committee reported favor ably the petition of Win.Bacon, for per« mission to fill a street sprinkler from the fire plugs, reserving the right to revoke the permission at any time. Adopted. Also, favorably on the petition of J. Dunnlfor the extension of water pipes on New Castle Avenue, estimated cost, $120. Adopted. Public Buildings Committee the resolution instructing them to search for the City Hall flag, reported that it could not be found. Adopted. Same committee reported adversely the petition of E. Pennington and otli for a street Market on Madison street. And favorable on the petition of the Fire Companies, for the improvement of the tone of the City Hall bell; estimated cost, $160. Adopted. r*The City Treasurer reported; Balance in|bank subject to the reservoir. $6,764 48; to current expenses, $5,502 08, total, 912, 256 56. The Registar reported that the raceipts of the Water Department tor Aprii amounted to 9728 92. The Water Department pay roll (14 men employed) amounted to $163 88. Street Department, (40 men and 8 teams employed) 9233. 34. Police Department, $1383 34. Miscellaneous Department The , on on a $1290 83; total $4071 39. Petitions and communications were presented, read and referred as follows: From George W. Vernon and others, for a crossing on King street, between Second and Third. Referred to the Street Committee with power to act. From Edwid W. .Jackson, and others, for water pipes on Ninth street, between Adams and Jackson. From Alex, Sa ville asking that the prison recently erected in tho rear of the City Hall be removed, as the lice and other vermin from tho prison have migrated to the petitioner's house adjoin ing; and further that the petitioner's family has suffered much aunoyance from the noise and obscenity of the prisoners and vagrants occupying the premises complained of. Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings with power to act. From Bloomfield H, Moore, for per« mission to construct a sewer along Brandy wine avenue from the St. Augustine mills to the month of the long race, on the north side of the Brandywine Creek, in order to prevent refu.se matter from the mills from running into the Brandy wine water where it is used for drinkiug purposes. Referred to the Street Com mittee, with power to act. From John Palmer, and others, for a crossing on Hutton street at Vandever avenue, Ninth Ward. Mr. Baker offered a preamble and re solution requesting the Attorney Gener al, if compatible with his duty, to con tinue the cases of the city against the Brandywine manufacturers, for empty* ing deleterious matters into the Brandy wine water, until the November term of Court, in order to ascertain the result of the arrangements now being made by the manufacturers to remedy the evil com plained of. Adopted. Mr. Baker called for a third reading the ordinance regulating the salary of the mnubers of the Board of Assessment, Revision and Appeals. The blank was tilled so as to make the salary $175 per annum, but the fixing of a time for the payment of the salary caused a lengthy discussion, as the members of the Board will have no duties to perform until the first of next May, except the prepara tion of rules and the revision of the next city assessment. The salary was finally made payable annually, in the month of May, after which tne ordinance was passed. ORDERS. Edward Farmar, $2; Wm. P. White, *187.25, Adjourned. SUPPOSED INFANTICIDE THE BODY OF AbTILL-BORN MALE IN FANT FOUND IN A CIGAR-BOX. Between twelve and one o'c1ock,this morning, as Mr. James Phillipps, a brakeman on the Delaware Railroad, was proceeding down Shipley street, his way to the depot he discovered by the lignt of his lantern, a cigar box wrapped in paper lying inside of alley on the east side of the street just above Front. Supposing it to be the plunder of thieveshe notified officers Brickie and Gibbons, who examined the box and found that it contained the body of a newly-born male infant, wrapped in a small piece of cloth. The body was fully-developed, and when straightened out was about a foot in length. The officers took the box to the po lice station and later in the morning notified Goroner Rose, who summoned a jury, and at 9.30 o'clock proceeded to hold an inquest. The evidence did not develop any facts to throw light on the affair, or give any clue to the parents of the infant. The cigar box in which the body was placed had all the trade marks rabbed off, except tho date of packing, which gaye no ln« dication as to when or to whom It was sold. The jury rendered a verdict of "death from premature birth produced by cauces Unknown.'' on an PAYING DEAR FOR HIS CIGARS, John Wren walked carelessly up to the bar of the Special Session lately to an swer to the charge of stealing two five cent cigars from the counter of John Heigman, cigar dealer, of 614 Second avenue. Mr. Heigman, who spoke a mixture of bad English and German, told this story : "He coomed into mine store unfc he ask me for seegar, un' I poot two of dein on de counter, un' he picks deem oop, un' he say to me, 'Hang dis oop, 'un' I say,'No y er don't,' un' den he waltzed ott. I vent after him, un' I told him dat dare was too many strikers like him abroad, un' I should pull him in. And now. Judge, I vants pay for mine see gar." "How many times did he come into your store and'hang' you up?" asked Justice Duffy, "Tree times, yer Honor." "Very well that settles it," said the Justice, "Threj times at 'hanging' a man up is one too many. Twice is quite sufficient. Wren, you are sentenced to the penitentiary for four months," "Pretty high price for segars here," said Wren, as the officer was taking him out. The Opposition to Hampton— Taxation In South Carolina. Columbia, 8. u., May 3.—The op position to Gov. Hampton in the demo cratic party is taking shape, and the first test of its strength will occur in the election for chief justice Saturday next. Hampton earnestly advocates the elevation of Associate Justice Wil lard, a republican, who is bitterly op. posed by the extreme democrats and by the whole republican element in the Legislature. Gray, of Edgefield, democrat, opened the ball to-day in a violent speech denouncing Willard and reflecting on Hampton. The tax bill will be reported to-mor row. It provides liberally for schools but makes no provision for interest on the State debt. The tax amounts to five and one tenth mills. A Terrible I>and Slide— Ten Persons Buried Alive. Montreal, May 3.— A terrible land slide is reported on tho bank of tba river Velllel, a tributary of the Batis can in tbe parish of St. Genevieve, 100 miles east of this city. At tbe point wbere.the slide occurred the bank is 80 feet bigb. Over an acre of land mov ed burying the saw and grist mill and a house at the foot of the hill, and turning the course of the river. It is positively asserted tea persons were buried alive. The bodies of Mrs. Mas sreate, the wife of the owner of the mill her three children aged three, seven and twelve, and Mr. Cloutier, the father of Rev. Cloutier, of Three Hivers, has been taken from the ruins and hardly reconizable. West Virginia has the largest and most valuable body of timber of any State in tbe Union. Prof. Fontaine estimates that the area still covered by forests is between 9,000 and 10,000,000 acres and that the value of the sur }lusexportable timber is fully $75,000 )00 as it stands in the forests. Tbe oak walnut, cherry, sycamore and locust ash, poplar, maple, elm, attain a size there not surpassed on the American continent. The Mistress op tue Seas. —There has never perhaps been a time in all her history when England was so completely "mistress of the seas" as at present. Her fleet is now represented by 08 iron-clads, 300 steamers and 170 sailing ships, all available for actual service. Some oftheir iron-clads are of immense size, and they carry guns of very heavy calibre and of the most improved construction. A circular has been issued by the Post office Department prescribing the steps necessary to be taken by claimants with ante bellum claims formailservioe in the South. All such claims as have been pa'd by the Confederate g will be disallowed here. Tn tions must be made to the Sec tant Postmaster Qeneral. overnment e applica l$ Ladies' Leather Goods. BY EIZZIL. Who doe* not remember tba tradition al carpet-bag,, whieij,Jyi' company with a band box, was supposed tobe the regu lation insignia of the country cousins or the unprotected female of comic story ? And bow gladly the sex hailed the intro duction of the leather portemanteau, heavy as it is was, as a reservoir for trav eling necessities. This, in turn, gave way before the advancing elegance of the leather satchel, which unites all the convenience of a bag and a trunk on a small scale. New satchels are manufac ture! i in a style of elegance whioh rooms mends their possession to very lady, whether she indulges in extensive trav eling or only uses one for shopping pur« poses. Some are extremely ornamental, and give additional attraction et. Indeed, the satchel of the period, like the seal skin sacque, is regarded as an evidence of social status, since everv additional dollar in price tells in the tin« ish and get up of a satchel. The most elegant satchels in the market are made of Uneograined leather, having both in side and outside pockets. They are lined with leather, have soft bottoms and are fiuely finished. The lining isofieatner, the frames are covered with leather, and all the trimming nickel-plated, size they vary from the neat little hand bag, brilliant with lock and buckles, to varieties large enough to hold a whole suit of attire. Black, tan and red are ths principal colors, a dark maroon being considered decidely the most nobby. The colored bags admit of beautiful to the toil In tan mentation. Sometimes a rib or stripe of leather of a darker shade extends down the sides, while the art of the designer introduces varied devices. Other vari ties, made of split grain leather,linen lin ed, and with japanned frames, are much sought after. These are lined with linen have outside pockets, and are handsome, ly trimmed with nickel. We see also, for more extensive traveling, large bags, among which the stye known as tne "col lapsing bag" ih When not fall they can be comp into a small space, the straps on th side regulating the expansion of the sides and can also be used ror shawl purposes. Extensively as traveling bags and satchels are used, however, they by no means outstrip pocketbooks in general use. These are essentially an American invention, being an improvement on the Portemonnaie, a French introduction, designed more particularly to hold gold or silver coin. The pocketbook owed its existance to the general use of green backs. at the outbreak of the rebellion, when it was found necessary to have something to carry paper currency con veniently and safely. They were at first used chiefly by gentlemen, but now the most expensive and elegant pocketbook s are made for the use of ladies. The com.« monpractice of carrying these recepta cles for money in the hand to avoid pick pockets' depredations involves the use of a handsome pocketbook for a well-dres sed lady, and as she opens it frequently to pay car fares, etc , every part of ft must be finished in equal perfection. Sealskin and Kussian leather are the most highly esteemed materials for mak ing these. The sealskin? is tanned,after which it is a beautiful motted smoke color. The clasp or lock should be of nickel, which, in rare specimens, is either inlaid with gold platingor engrav ed. An interior pocket fastened with a clasp is intended to hold specie, and fre » quently there are arrangements for hold, ing bank notes, car tickets, and a tablet. Handles are often attached to ladies' pocketbooks, some of silk, others of leather, or silver chain. They are made of various grades of leather—imported russia, sealskin, American russia, moro co, Persian goat, and cowhide, and some of the cheaper varieties are produced in such good style that it requires an adept to discern wherein they differ from those more expensive. Coin purses are now made of sealskin, and the Kosette for the same purpose. Leather goods are now manufactured for a number of purposes, handkerchief cases, ladies' orna an admirable invention. ressed e out Glove and and gentle men's dressing cases, cuff and collar boxes, music rolls, and match boxes are all made of it, also pocket flasks and the frames of hand mirrors, Watts' patent being the special success of these latter. More peculiarly feminine are the leather belts which were so popular last season, and again promise to be the fashion. Narrow and medium belts are the style this year. They are peculiarly appropriate for wearing with the polo naise, now the favorite garment. A leather belt is all that is needed these thoroughly plated clasps are still in favor, and a new feature, consisting of a clasp » each side, is particularly noticeable.This designed to define the figure and adds elasticity to the belt. Black buckles and leather buckles will also be worn on these belts, though where the dress is black the nickel buckle brightens up the costume. The great advantage of a leather-cased hand mirror consists in the comfort with which it may be used. It does not slip through the fingers like wood or ivory, nor make a sound when laid upon tne marble slab of a dressing table. This plies to all sorts of boxes made of leather, as does the favorable consideration that they are much more durable than wood, and not so easily injured in packing. to make comfortable. Nickel at THE I'.IH'M MACHK BUSINESS. The Springfield Republican says: Trade is unusually brisk at the papier mache factory at l'ecowsic. They have spent $250,000 in improvements in the last ten years, and now have unusual fa cilities for mache work, and turn out fourteen and fifteen dozen cuspidores, >ails and basins of all styles, running ten lours a day. They have sold $12,000 worth of cuspidores to New York firms within two years, and orders are now coming in for papier-inache telegraph in sulators and other articles. The great expense in this business is the special machinery, which has cost $48,000, the calendering machine alone, which is Mr. Topbam's invention, and the only one of the kiDd in the country, costing $4,000. The paper is made on the spot from ropes, gunny packing and picker waste, a regular rag engine pre paring the mache, which is moulded by a hydraulic pressure of 2,500 pounds to tbe square inch. A bath in linseed oil is followed by baking in an oven heated to 200 degrees, and the finishing and the polishing requires six further bakings ot kilns of 138 degrees. The firm bas stop ped paper hats, as the trade was for only three months in tbe year, and the demand has died out.