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Library ofCongreatliyW The Daily Gazette VOL. LXXXVI -NO 11(5 WILMINGTON. DEL, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 22, 18TT. PRICE ONE CENT c. orre ■ CARPETS —AND— G-OODS, Our Store will be open for the pre sent Until 9 P. M. We of!er an unusually large line of HOLIDAY GOODS At very much REDUCED PRICES. SPECIAL NOTICE -OF— Extraordinary Bargains —IN ELEGANT IMPORTED CLOAKS, entire line, and a general aud It dose- ti WEEPING REDUCTION —IN— DRESS GOODS AND WOOLENS. NOTE — We can only state Ihat buyers »mini what they want, and at Lower Prices Tnan ever before for COOD GOODS. OPJUIN X 1ST Gr adies' and Misses' Cloaks. Tie mo", exquisite styles ever offered. I Unequalled for Beauty, Finish Ji atyle 55 Different Styles! Cloak for. [Abetter Cloak lor. ItmpTlor Clonk for. Ilslyhsh Cloak ror... »4 00 S 00 il 00 7 00 Cloaks from $4 to $40. M. L. LICHTESTEIN, 226 MARKET ST. »Ill S- H- Staats, No. 4u5 MARKET STREET, Has j ust 'celved an elegan stock of STEW GOODS For the Christmas Holidays, Consisting of Linen Handkerchiefs, Linen Embroidered Sets, Embroidered Zephyr Work, &c., Besides '^n Endless Variety Fancy & Useful Articles Suitable* for Holiday Presents. trimmings —AND— HOSIERY. L T ta-HU. lion of the LADIES Is called to ciment of TRIMMINGS & HOSIERY, 41 1 KING* STREET J »1*0 h ««kor ■e on hand a carefully selected DRY GOODS, cSiffiaSas^fiss,*"* to LADIES LO\ v PRICES. at very NBBONS, thread —AND— L needles, \ I r**q l0u,u * 1,1 £ re *t abundance. P^Uc PeClfuHy the patronage of the C. HAUGHEY. 411 KING STREET. bpidtf G Eo W - ÜU.SH & SON guarantee their Coal HAT mo Hits David McCloskey -THE HATTER, 812 Market Street, (Adjoining Opera House.) •5^"Tlie latest styles constantly on hand augll-ly vehlra a call. O y set -4 iTHK HATTER* No 3 East Third Street, Wilmington, IteJ jjUKST NATIONAL BANK Repository op the Public Moneys AND FINANCIAL AGENTS OF THE UNI TED STATES. OF WILMINGTON. EDWARD BETTS, President. GEO. D. ARMSTRONG, CASHIER Paid up Capital, Philadelphia and New York Exchange fur nished to regular Depositors without charge *500,000 Discount days, Mondays and Thursdays at 10 A. M. DIRECTORS. 1 George W. Bush, Eli Garrett, Ham'l Bancroft, Jr., , William Tatuall, Edward Betts. mar28 einem B. Smyth, irael Pusey, enry 8. Me Co mb, Daniel James rpRE NEW CASTLiS COUNTY MUTUAL Insurance Company, NO. 602 riABKKT STREET. [ymitlH't AOAISai FIRE HOUSES ANU OTHER BUILD ALL ING8, iWITH THEIR CONTENTS, periods of time varying from three tns to a term o years. For mon MANAUEKS. William Tatuall, William Oanby,' James Bradford, Geo. Richard son, George C. Marls, John Jones Chas. W. Howland, Clement B. Smytn, Edward Brlnghurst, James Riddle, Edward T. Bellati, A. P. Shannon, Ashton Klofiardson, George H. Bates, M. M. Cleaver. WM. TATNALL, President. SAM'L SMITH. Hec'v. fehle rilHE ARTISANS SAVINGS BANK. 602 MARKET STREET, Î If CO K POR AT ED JANUARY 23D, 18M. Open to receive deposits daily rrom 9 A M. until 1 P. M., and on Tuesday and Sals arday evenings from T to 8 o'clock. SEMI-ANNUAL DIVIDEND, of »lx per cent., nas Deeu regularly paid on deposits, since the organization of the Bank, and It is the expectation of the Managers, that this rateof dividends will be continued. When dividends are not withdrawn, they accounted as deposits. Thus permanent deposits compound their Interest twice Id each year. Clement B. Smyth, Chas. W. Howland, Nathan'! R. Benson, Henry F. Dure, E. M. Htonsenberg, William M. Field, are MANAGERS. George W. Bush, George 8. Capelle, M- L. Lichenstein, Edward Darlington Job H. Jackson, Wm. H. Swift, Anthony Higgins. GEO. W. BUSH, President. GEO. S. CAPELLE, Vice President. E. T. TAYLOR. Treasurer. feb21 v 407 MARKET ST. 407 BENJ. H. CLARK, A full assortment of SUPERIOR CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWELRY and SPECTACLES, Constantly on hand and frr * tie at the low est market rates. Particular and personal attention given to Repairing any articles in the above line. A fine assortment of Spectacles constant hand,and sole agent for the Celebrate Diamond Spectac les. _ mar15 n I. BUSH, ^ HAS KEMOVED.TO 229 market street. a LARGE STOCK OF WATCHES JEWELRY,) AND SILVER WARE Constantly on hand. tr REPAIRING promptly attended to no ar28-'p__ pREpRACTICAL V^ATCH MAKER> Aud dealer In ALBHICAN AND SWISS W A T C 11 10 H. CLOCKS,JEWELRY SPECTACLES, EYE-GLASSES, „„ „ SILVER WARE, *0 NO. 308 MARKET STREET WILMINGTON, DEL. Particular attention paid to repairing in brandies : also, changing spectacle Has a good assortment of glasses ail its glasses. _ C< Th u I U 1 c' 1 s r dl ally Invited to call and examine my stock and learn my prices leio-'is _. ÿTfïTfi ( Ô0D "'j jk J rt nourisning ana sustaining; can be 11a with nr without milk*, the eireef tha Food bas upon a delicate constittu WOO! W A LOCAL TIME TABLE. trains leave wilmtnoton. For Philadelphia: 2 09, «.55, 8 . 10 , 9 0 ft, 9.47, 10.00 a. m.; 12.37, 12.40, 2.30, 4.30, 5.4«, 9.46 p. in. On Sundays : 2.09, 8 10 a. m; 5 0), « 30, 9 4«, p in. For New Vork: 2 09, 5 44, a m, 12 37, 12 40, 5 46 p m; on Hum lays : 21,9 a m. For Haftlinore and Washington: 1214, 1 16, 8 59 a in; 12 51, 12 69, 5 09, p in. .Sundays 12 51, 116 a m. For Port Deposit: 4 56 pm; no Sunday train. For New Castle : 5, 6 20, 9 39 a m; 1 30, 6 30 p m ; no Sunday train. For Delaware It. It.: 5 08, 9 30 a ra; 6 30 p in; no Sunday train. For Wilmington <k Northern R. R.: 6 25 a m; 3 00, 600 n For Delaware W P ra; TRAINS ARRIVE AT WILMINGTON. From Phllftdeipnia; 12 56,8 34,9 24am; 12 m; 12 44, 12 57 , 8 55 , 4 51, 5 14, 6 25, 8 15,9 51, 11 10 pm; on :>undays: 1256, 1006 a m ; 7 ßß, 9 51 11 H) p m. From New York : 12 56, 8 34 m; no Sunday train, estern R. R.: 10 20 a m;5 30 Sundays : 10 30 a in a in; 12 44, 12 58 6 04, 9 51 p m ; on Sundays : 12 56 a m ; pm. Baltimore: 2 18, 9 41, am; 12 7,12 38, 5 36, 9 36 p m; on Sundays: 2 18 a m ; 9 36 p m. From Washington: 2 18 a m ; 12 27, 1238 5 36, 9 4« p in; on Sundays: 2 18 a m ; 9 46 p in. From Port Deposit: 8 00am; no Sunday trains. From New Castle: 7 55 , 8 50 am: 1200 m; ; no Sunday trains. 8 50am; 4 20, 6 40 p m; no Sunday trains. From Wilmington <fc Northern R. R.: 8 08, 11 30 a m: 8 10 p in; no Sunday trains. From Delaware Western R. K.:7 55am; 3 10 p TRAINSPOR WILMINGTON LEAVE PHIL ADELPMIA. From Broad street and Washington ave nue: 7 30,8 00, 10 30, 1 45 am; 2 30, 3 30. i; onSun p m. From 4 20, « 40, 7 05 From Delaware H.ït': Sundays: 6 00 o m. 4 00, 5 15 , 6 45, 9 45, 11 30 days: 8 30 a m; 6 0», 9 45, 11 From Thirty-Second and Market streets: 7 25, 11 45 a m, 12 15,3 .55, 8 50, 11 45 pm; on Sundays : 8 50. it 45 p m. TI! E BABY'S STOCKING. Hang up the Baby's stocking, Be sure that you don't forget; The dear little dimpled darling, She never saw Christmas yet, told her all about it, And she opened her big blue eyes, Anÿ I'm sure she understood me She looked so funny and wise! Dear! dear! what a tiny stocking; It doesn't take Such little pink toes as Baby's Away from the frost and cold; But, then, for the Baby's Chiistmas It never would do ut all, Why,Santa Claus wouldu't bo looking For anything half I know what we'll do for the Baby! I've thought of the nicest plan: We'll borrow a stocking irom Grandm a; The longest Unit ever we can, And we'll hang it up In ihe corner, Just hère by the chimney so. And we'li write a letter to Santa, And fasten it on to the toer Write: Tills is the Baby's stocking, That hangs by the chimney here; You never have seen her, Santa, For she only came this year; But site's Just the bleaseded liaby! And now, before you go, Please fill the stocking with goodies, From the top clear down to tne toe! But lb uch to hold small! FOREIGN TELEGRAPHIC SUM MARY. The London Times endeavors to allay the excitement iu England on the East ern war question. It does not consider war as the necessary outcome of Great Britain's future action—Erzeroum is said to be safe from attack at present—The movements of the beligereuts iu Bulga ria are as yet strategic only. Snow is adding to the difficulties of the situation —Some Cretan insurgents demand an nexation to Greece. Others want Eng lish annexation—Prince Charles of Rouiuania has received the iron cross of the Emperor William—The Servians claim to have cut the Turkish commu nications between Nlscli and Leskovatz —The statement that some of the cardi nals are urging the holding of the papal conclave at Trent is denied at Rome. BANKERS AND GAMBLERS. A HANKING FIRM SUES FOR AMOUNTS HOST RY EMPLOYEES AT PLAY. Special dispatch to the Times. Cincinnati, December 21. Several of the It adiug lawyers of this city have been engaged as counsel in the suit brought to day by the hanking firm of Bartlett & Smith, of Columbus, against |four gamblers of that city for the recovery of $65,000 alleged to have been gambled away in their houses by employees of the bank. 'I'he losses were discovered about seven months ago aud resulted in the suspension of the bank. The defaulting employees were W. C. Faxton, teller, aud Frank McClellan, book-keeper, neither of whom were pub y prosecuted, '/'hree suits have thus far been brought ; one to recover f 15,000 from W. S. Huffman, one of the same amount against John Callender and An tony Weaver and one against Callender and Jerome Dockwell to recover $35,000. The gamblers have plenty of money aud will make a bitter tight. The wealthiest of the number is Callender, who has $75,000 or $100,000 in his wife's name. 'I'he Sheriff to-day seized the valuable property of the defendants. The case is exeftiug unusual amount of interest. COSTLY CHURCHES. Reference has been lately made to the effort to mise ÿ250,000 to pay off the debt on Rev. Dr. Tying Jr.'s Madison Avenue Church iu New York, which was begun by Mr. Edward Kimball, of Chicago, on Sunday morning last, anil has so far re sulted iajvipiug off the huge sum of $159, 998 from the amount. This is very cred itable to the congregation, but as the Washington Post pertinently iuquires, o Would it not be more creditable to con gregations throughout the eouutry, who are given to building costly churches they cannot pay for, if they would be less ambitious of their owu glurltication and more zealous for the honor of their religion?" To dedicate to Divine wor ship a house of prayer, aud allow it to ho sold to satisfy the mortgage with which it is burdened from the moment it Is open ed for sacred services, looks very much like a mockery of religion. Mending a Broken Heart J • j I Whiter titan any marble was Kate Grafton's face. "Oh ! George, ucorge !" site exclaimed, in tones winch seemed to startie for a moment even the thoughtless-looking youth who stood with downcast eyes be fore her ; "tell me litis is not—cannot be true ! it is too frightful !" "What was a fellow to do ?" doggedly replied the boy—he was little more —"the governor refused me money ; I was obliged to have it ; I knew hoty sweet Mr. Mifflin was on you; I made use of his unie —in short, forge—" "Ob, don't repeal the word !" cried Kate appealingly ; "it would break our lather's heart to know this." "Well, there is Dut one way out of it." "You were too young, George, to re member when our mother died. Though but a little girl then, I remember the last words she spuke : 'Watch over your brother, Kate, and always love him as I would have done.' George, if by any sacritice 1 can save you, name it, for the promise I whispered in our dying moth er's ear I must keep at any cost." "You have only one thing to do," re plied the boy, slimming the sister's eye. "Speak it." "Cotisent to be Bryce Mifflin's wife. ' " Has he offered these terms ?" "He—he lias as much as said," stam mered George, coloring, "that—that if you'd marry him he'd hush the matter up. Now, you kuow lie's dead hi love with you, and rich, and as his wile you might have everything you wished." Well, said George, alter pausing for an answer. Tile brother sprang forward to embrace his sister, but with a gesture she waved him off. Leave me now, she said tremulously. When alone Ute heart-broken gill hurst into tears. It was only that day that Thornton Peale, to whom she had long given her heart, had asked iter to be Ins, and she had answered with all the fervor of a first and only love. And now, to save her brother from disgrace, must she give up all—hope, happiness, the hus band of her choice, and accept a life of weary misery with one whose presence filleu her with loathing. "Yes, for my dead mother's sake." 9aid Kate, rising at last and brushing away her tears, and though her steps tot tered as she turned toward her chamber, and her face was deathly pale, there was in it no sign of faltering. When Bryce Mifflin, the wealthy bank er, came next day to renew an offer which Kate had once before rejected with undisguised scorn, it wan coldly ac cepted. There were uo transports on eitfcsr Aide, hi if the interview was all that Mir Mifflin as a business mail could desire. As he took his leave, he met Thornton Peale on the steps. The looks the two exchanged were not friendly. On oue side there was a glance of ill-concealed triumph, on the other, oue of surprise mixed with coutempt. Thornton quite forgot Bryce Mifflin at the first glimpse of Kate ; but at the sec ond. the blithe smile with which he ad vauced to greet her, faded from his face. She gave him her hand coldly as he reached out both of his, and drawing hack when he would have impriuted on her cheek a renewal of the seal which, but yesterday, has ratified their vows. "Thornton—Mr. Peale—," she began. He, too, drew back ; he had expected a different reception. "I have changed my mind since yes terday,'' said Kate, in a voice whose calmness her quivering lip belied. "Chan—Changed your mind?" "Yes—I cannot—marry you." "Cannot marry me ?" "No." For a moment the pair stood face to face, in his, was eager inquiry, min gled with despair; in hers, despair alone. "I have accepted another," she said, at length. "A richer man, perhaps ! ••Yes," As she spoke the word a deep flush mantled her cheek. "Kate!—A/iss Grafton!" exclaimed Thornton. "I forebore to ask you to be my wife before reaching a position in my profession which would justify it. I thought ! had attained It when I spoke yesterday, but it stems you are of a dif ferent opinion, "1 cannot explain further," replied Kate, forcing back the tears which wel led up ready to overflow. "Nor need you, * returned Thornton, as with offended pride he turned aud walked away. The wedding day of Kate Grafton and Bruce Mifflin, to the surprise of all bur, tne knowing ones who had "always told you so," was formally announced. But ere that day came, auother bridgegroom, death, wan waiting to claim the crushed maiden as his own. The stain had proved pro veil too much for that courageous but ever gentle spirit. As Kate's feverish head lay tossing on the pillow, she would whisper her lover's name and say : "Oh! if he could but know all when 1 am dead ! One evening Thornton Peale came. "! must see her," he said to Dr. VVest, who had taken command of everything, as doctors do on such occasions. "She has just fallen into a sleep," re» plied the doctor. "It is the crisis of the ease. Her condition Is evidently the re sult of mental anguish. H hen she awakes to consciousness of her troulile I fear it will prove too much for her enfeebled strength." ,* If her mind could be relieved," said Thornton. He was summoned not long after. As he entered the sick chamber, Kate languidly raiseil her eyes "Thorutou—you here?" she muttered feebly. He signed the doctor and attendants to leave the room. "Oh, if you only knew It all, I could die in peace!" sighed, rather thau spoke, the almost dying girl. ■ "Dearest, Kate!" springing forward and printing kiss after kiss upon her pale lips. *T do know it al ! Your brother, frightened at last at the result of his wicked imposition, has that, instead of having forged the name of Brjce Mifflin, he, to appease the scouudrel, who w him for the return of certain loans of cried Thornton confessed to pressing money, and threatening extreme* meas uree, entered into a conspiracy to make y»u believe him a criminal and inMif flin's power, the latter being willing to take you in payment of your brother's debt. A flush of joy lit up Kate's features. " i'he crisis is safely passed," said the doctor, who came in soon after. Kate, of course, didn't marry Byrce Mifflin, who had to take his pay in othwr coin. IVe need hardly say be ever told the story of his little plot; and neither Kate or Thornton ever told George's father. That young gentleman, let us hope, after such a lesson as he had, mended his ways. From the N. Y. Hun. ENGLAND'S PREPARATIONS FOR WAR. It is at a late hour that England proposes to make her voice heard and her power felt In the mortal struggle of Turkey against Russian invasion. It is after the Russian flag has been raised over Plevna and over Kars; when Turkish resources are running to exhaustion, when even the unquailing courage of the Turks is of but slight avail, and when Turkey has called upon the powers of Europe to consider the situation England has stood aloof from her old ally, even while admitting that the battle in many respects her own. She failed to give her proper support at the Constanti nople Conference, failed again when Rus sia issued her déclarai ion of war, failed yet again when the invading armies crossed tli© Danube; and it was only when General Ghourko appeared south of the Balkans that she would not permit the seizure of Constantinople. At this time, when the crisis bas been reached, when Russia threatens to destroy Turkey, divide her territory, reduce lier provinces to vassalage and establish Russian supremacy in the Black sea. thereby seriously menacing British interests at points of vital impor tance, England finds that she must say something and do something, if she would not utterly lose her power and place in the politics of the world. It is when the time has been reached that her purposes, unless forced, will bject of inquiry, that she proposes seriously to consider the situ ation. The German Government and several of the other continental Govern ments, tacitly support the policy and the plans of Russia; and it is England that must take the initiative in a new line of action if Russian aggression Is to be check ed at any point whatever. It is the Gladstone crusade that has par alyzed the British Government. It is lie who has led the sentimentalists and phil anthropists wnose outcries against Turkey have drowned the voice that would other wise have been heard on the Danube. It is he who has thwarted the Q,ueeu's Govern ment at every step that promised hopeful results lor peaeo and Turkish independ ence. It is he who has encouraged Rus sian license, and sustained the Russian armies in crushing Turkey, humiliated his country for turning him out of power, and has aided in exalting the enemy which his country has most reason to fear. Whether he will now sustain the Russian demand for Armenia, and for the Turkish fleet, and for tue control of the Dardanelles; whether he will oppose the Ministerial policy of defending Constan tinople and rendering secure the Suez Canal, remains to be seen. The two Houses of Parliament will meet next month, earlier than usual, and if Dis raeli's policy be then defeated in th- House of Commons, Russia will have a free and open field in which to work her will. It. is reporied that there are dissensions in the Ministry, and it does not yet appear that any oi the continental Governments are prepared to sustain a line of policy that will so'ure the independence of Turkey. Yet if England enters the field she is very sure of a united Ministry, a vigorous public support, anu powerful allies_ N. Y. Hun. promptly shown and even be made not He lias THE SILVER QUESTION. Ohio Wants Unlimited Coinage and Remonetization of Silver. Toledo, Dec. 21, 1ST7. A mass meeting of citizens was held at While's Hall to-night to give expres sion to their views on the subject of the remonetization of silver. The meeting was addressed by Mayor Jones, Judge J. R. Serey, Hon. J. R. Shirwood and other«. The following resolutions were unanimously adopted : Resolved, That we urge upon our Sen ators and Représentai ives in Congress the immediate remonetization of silver, and that the coinage be as free and un limited as that ot gold, and of the stand ard value of the dollar of our fathers— to wit, 412| grains of standard silver. Resolved, That we believe lhe disuse of one-half the coin money ot the world by the universal demonetization of sil ver would so increase the purchasing power of gold that those who hold prom ises to pay money, which would then mean gold, would hold in their hands the means wherewith to confiscate the property and labor of a majority of the people of the civilized world aud that an attempt to enforce such legal iniquity would result iu grave revolutions, which might destroy equities. Resolved, That we look with profound alarm upon the efforts of European cap italists, who own most of the bonds of the government, and corporatious in Eu rope and America, to so control legisla tion as to compel their payment in gold only, thereby effecting a revolution in value to their owu profit and the destruc tion of a large part of all other property. Resolved, That the honor aud credit of the nation are better protected by a due regard for the welfare and prosperity of those upon whom the disctiarge of its obligations rests than bv undue conces sions in favor of the holders of such ob ligations. A resolution was also passed condem natory of the Resumption act, aud de manding its immediate repeal. Ex-Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska^ who when in the Seuate was distinguish ed for nothing but the most common place mediocrity, is anxious to secure the position of consul general at Paris in place of General A. T. A. Tortirt, of Delaware. If the President in this par ticular case adheres to the principal of civil-service reform, he will make no change. General Torbirt is a gentleman of culture, and so far as can be learned is entirely acceptable not only to the Americans who have occasion to mee , lnm either personally or officially, but also io the government to which he is accredited —Baltimore Gazette. From the JJalto. Gazette. SIGHT BEFOEE POLICY, The New York Sun, in season ami out of season, has been the most constant supporter of Senator Cockling tbat the great man has ever had. 'J'bus it has praiseil Mr. Cockling tor securing the rejection of the New York appointments. Which were certainly unohjectional, while it neglected to condemn t he sena tor's failure to oppose the Baltimore ap pointments, which were notoriously bad and it bas insisted that all the democrat ic senators should bave followed Conk ling's lead. It now goes a step further and says: "How it would have rung through the country if some democratic senator, when the question on the con tinuation of Uoosevelt was pending, bad delivered a speech substantially like the following: ■1 am certain that the man who sent not this nomination to the Senate elected President, but, on the contrary, obtained his office by the greatest of ail possible political frauds. Nevertheless,! compelled to recognize Mr. Hayes the President de facto. He has sent us the name of Mr. Roosevelt for collector of the port of New York In place of Mr Arthur the present collector,' whose term has not expired. Mr. Arthur was ap pointed by General Grant, who whatev fault we may find with his administra tion, was legally chosen to be President. No charges have been made against Mr. Arthur which are worthy of the slightest consideration, in such a case I shall not come to the support of a man who ob tained the presidency by fraud, and aid him to turn out an incumbent of an of fice appointed by a President who was legally elected. 1 shall recognize the present occupant of the White House as President wherein I am absolutely compelled to do so; and I shall uevir, by any act of mine, coudone the great crime whereby he got his office. Therefore, I shall not, by my vote, advise ami consent to the appoint ment of Mr. Theodore Roosevelt as col lector of the port of New York.' " Now tli© Gazette has been quite as re lentless in condemningthe electoral fraud as any journal in the country, and it, does not intend ever to forget or condone it ; it certainly does not propose to hold authors of that crime less guilty than the man who has profited by it. On the contrary, it believes that both should share in the infamy of that conspiracy, aud that no distinction should be made in that respect between the thief and the receiver of stolen goods. It has, there fore, always true democrats nly under circumstances but the authors urged it to be the duty of true democrats, should any conflict arise between the President and the politicians who counted him in, to act independently of both, unhesitatingly sustaining all good appointments, aud as resolutely op posing all that seemed unworthy. The time will surely come when the Conklings and Blaines of American politics, with the mau they helped to count could not afterward control, will be swept from power forever by the same omnipotent will they dare to defy for a moment, and until that time comes dem ocrats have only to cleave to the right and abide the issue. And it is this senti ment, rather than the Sun's, which the Gazette would have expressed in the Sei - ateof theUnitedStatesand which indeed, that pure and patriotic statesman. Sena tor Bayard, of Delaware, did substantial! y utter in his eloquent reply to the great man of New York. but MISS DAVENPORT'S ACCIDENT. GIVING HKR AUDIENCE A STAGE F AI. I, THAT WAS PAINFULLY TOO BEAL. In a dainty boudoir, all pink and blue and gold, Miss Fanny Davenport rested yesterday afternoon, after her first rehear sal since her painful accident in Detroit. A cheerful eatmei coal fire blazed in the grate, the walls were hung with many pictures, a well-filled book case occupied an alcove, and heavy curtains of blue shut the room from the rest of the suite. In a large crimson easy chair drawu up to the fire, but sheltered from its heat by a light tambour screen, sat the fair ac tress. Her nose and right eye were somewhat swollen, hut there is uo dis figurement. "It was a most stupid thing," she said, and worthy of an amateur. I hadn't played in "Vesta" lor sometime, but was so tamiliar with my part tbat I had not rehearsed it for that night. As "Poshu mia," the old blind woman, you know I wear a pair of false eyes that sadly ob scure my sight,though they do not prevent my seeing somewhat. After I had pro nounced the curse upon the Poutilf, l said to myself, 'Now, I'll give them a good fall.' I threw up my arms and feli, hut iustead ot striking on my hands, as t intended, I somehow struck on my nose ana forehead. The pain was intense, aud blood flowed copiously, but my on. y thought was that I mustn't spoil the scene if I could help it. Sol bore it until the curtain fell, and afterwards appeared in one scene as 'Lady Teazle,' but it was the hardest work I ever did, I can assure you. "No, indeed. It is most decidedly false that I made the accident out worse than it was because I feared a losing trip through Michigan. We were doing splendidly, and a thousand dollar house was disappointed by my non-appearance in Grand Rapids the Monday night suc ceeding my accident. "Yes, I am going to appear on Satur day eveuing iu 'As You Like It,' in Booth's Theatre, and I don't believe that my face will bear any noticeable marks by that time. I should like to rest next week, but I cau't. It was a shame for some of the newspapers to say that my nose was broken and 'hat I was scarred for life. It's no such thi >s." Miss Davenport's ; hysici m says that with care she will be atle to a .pear on Saturday evening without injury to her self. SANTA CLAUS' NEPHEW. Marysville. Cal., Appeal, Dec. 11, Frank Blue was iu town ou 2 durs day when he was very innocently ac coeted on the street by a little child with the following inquiry: "Arc you not Old SaQla Claus? You look like the pictures in the books." Frank's head is very snowy, and it was covet ed by that traditional Cauauian cap. But Frank was not disconcerted by the child's it quiry and rnnlied; "No, my little chilu, 1 am no' Ban a Claus, but he is my uncle, am 1 inst ucted me to give y.m ten cents o buy candy." Handing the waif t' e CO:., 'be child departed with tht plea.tu ba. ef tbat Old Santa Claus' elat.ons . to .around and Christmas is ttr.