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Savannah, Ga.
•ered at the Pool Ofllee iu Sa*
Kc'.' e,,.>nd <T** Matter.
vattpah a*
lie-trsfia Affairs.
~e il .-Uown a portion of a letter
’ .. \. v irh. (’ th county, to agen
. ,r v, in which the writer says
f . sa.*w ai that place waa six
.j.,, .. ievel. ths thermemeter was
.:.; ,w .'-*ro . arl business w-s en
: ■ 1,.' bad ' eather, the Street
A vita suspended the
, , fur t*o lays. This action
. -iMe excite nent, and some go
cr**i*' i- . **
. _ ~jth it through stopping the cars
l: .v !.as f rfeileJ ;ts charter.
n publish -s quite a long list
-v '. r; A ! ’ tnta to ad operate
. T r:r._- by tie pres nt protr.ct-
S uneof cases Hied are
, trar.rvr. in. r. t ; ev*ral prominent cit!-
r ;ni ; jd. havo i.ei-1 a meeting and
. n ... ..i. reH* ve th* distress, yuite a
. .urn of mitey has teen sub
u ; iteeshaie been appointed to
f- e,, ■ viry ii t ict < and ascertain
th. uni- ‘itioa oi the sufferers.
, | niriit la Woo .s was tes
,i , r jbv ;Ue Uir ot At’jS a complimentary
, : hi> pmnotion to theSu-
the l i.dtel States. It is de
, ;s* ha'.. g been av ry pleasant affair.
, a th- ester' and Atlantic Rail
* .viiwiri -r station, un miles above At
vnta. Freight train No f was approaching
■ M.-t :i. .vl n the Cart-rsville accommoda
t - *Li.h i ist in it> rear, cams rushing
r aoi’orf r ii-t p could be made the en
. tot the ace. ir.ucdatioa train had struck
tVoi'.of the f".igbh Theonly damage done
wasthat iby eigiue and the cab.
andittadi .rti.i!e both ti-.ins were again in
Bioti -a f-r th-ir dcstinatioa, where they ar
r. oalf a litde ijeuind tin*.
t\ - Year the Columbus Times en
te'edupon its sever th y n r. Its editors sty
they Laves;i iven to make is life an active and
ovf-;‘ r.\ an! hope tint- the coming year
ailiaff r i-i'• . > a field for usefulness as
fievvra: '.'nristtuas ca-udlies occurred In
Hr Dsxi.'.-- Among others the Advert.ser re
iMt with a serioti3
a • r.t. i.tfnagtng his left hand terribly. It
s. he was h iili.-g s. v ra' skyrockets in
v.; *!.:!* Hi;hl is right he washold
.ffa roman candle. The sparks
fmm th * r m i:. indie igtited the skyrockets
i ci .ell to burst in ids hand, tearing
off the tlesli t > the Ik me.
!:,<* vick. .Vlver>i:<v says: “The deni
zen* f •■r... I'imden county, had a little
meleeChn~ma-i Jay. lie'tit: Two dead and
three tr un.!-d -a!! turpentine hands ”
Angi'sti i-: hav,- an increase in her bank
ing fji. 3 Th ■ Legt ia:ure, at its recent
•/. that • y. an 1 theci moany is speedily
to te orgaait!-1 The ca Ual of the bank will
i f h wt.ich in ly be increased to sioo,o-X*.
! 11." ~ tnv.'.ia as so nas S3aO,COI shall
hi-. V' . . ;-n *ri •• i. aal ten per cent there
t,■ i. r L'f • mide and Constitutional
a! liiag t this n'W btnk says: "The
wraiiig capita! of ' u.gusta is now only about
tt liiwi! two hundred tbiusanl dollars.
Be: r.-the war i; was three i liilions, and the
lai t’,- r r.vilege of ie-iuing three dol
- f.r e,e.. rm c,f capital. Very often near
ly ih* while bar.king capital of the city is
lA-kec up in cotton, to the serious inccn
• r f husinrss. and an increase of capi
ta 1 there.' r-*. would !>e a great blessing.”
The Miron 7V l- jy tjih of Saturday says that
Gus Jo'ieron. a c l re i man, was killed on
:j- r ; f Friday at 3 o’clock, about one
hundred yards from the sign of the crossed
‘cy-\ ;r.ry.mdtlie Walnut creek bridge on
bw ■ fv unty road. H- became involved
ut a fight with a man named Joe Kitchens,
in! war si c- ly him with a pistol. The ball
KruekJvhn'tvnover the left eye, producing
.ruth in a' it thir v udntites There were
stv-rsi witueacs to ihe killing, all colored.
**> ■' anta Post-Appeal: "The Savan
:ai: Nttws catches up the careless
i" ; i the following style: ‘An ad
.: he I'olumtus Times states that
' • - ‘ >rel C. I!. Taliaferro lias been
D ce nherSA What is Colonel
■Vitsin - . for?’ Colonel Taiiaferto
* •! .'-.•utbern g ntl mar. and the
; T> V. It. Taliaferro, one of Atlanta's
• i ! lysicistia, and ought to sell for
ig‘K)C pr.ee.
Ulanta Constitution ot Ftiday:
ie Lnitt-d States Signal station at this point
y 'el that the stern wa* very general in
'e itia ir. thf Caroim is, while a Urge part
' * an ais covered wi.n snow. Columbus
? un >r two -nones of white cover, and
ts-r pc.'p e are enj y:ng the first visit of the
h*y fall that uey have seen for years
‘ - '•> >1 icon bth are fsvoied with the
l ig -. f th** heavenly geese As the tele
r :: - r * ate. this is a very general storm,
*"■ l £* '■ -man who said yesterday that the
. i'i;td Stites was under snow was net
■■ t *be sun j.eei ed out at neon, and
-hi that the snow would melt, but
b,:nr to the rescue and the ther
-,-,rr i li .ike Ua.l Jiy night it st.xnl at 10
I'll ' “ * • 21-r' l , and tt eleven o'clock U
-a;,i.- u t • :j degrees atxjve that ter,ible
, , I; v. a s ;up : e.sed by gcol judges that it
■ ■ .n to zei*o before inorr.ing. It wes
t. L ’ ’.er. ibtc night, full of sulT ring in this
-■-v. where . rust y happy, warm homes were
ae-cene of unaltoy ed joja’’
ioluntbus iim-s: “ i eeterday morning sev-
\ l r .J - ah s an! gentlemen app -Ried up
:".*:j*v •,■ 'll- f iti-,tory furniture house of
■* r . ! * one?, and as the unsuspecting pedes
:f.' •' • ty vending his or her way along
great lumps of snow would come
- : ft-vta above, 'there was no respect
and. a.: t the old man or young lady was
* . e- , t , r:„* enveloped in a heap of snow as
-‘‘s 'i , rdin try individual. While a large
3ii.t-r n..y thus surprised, we saw uo one
-< rr.- l ff tided at their treatment, but,
try. ah seemed highly pleas-d. The
was no use to get mad. for the
T Bia g parties were too far out of reach.
‘■ v vr s ,ii,iig wag continued for more than
f wrasi we dare say was much more
! by the lookers-on than ihose
J - ‘ *- top, for the r hands must haß
■“ a a - irozen when they ended tli ■
Ir, n will It iI jj T~TI awi e aSS
v ' r " : ing them have fheirrMiß
X ethe Mayor nil] n ,t be ir’Ki’ bagF
..Vetirr r.-portej
izen- fro* Hfc
thief Fireman .. a
Md Knsia **i ot 1,100 lo a rm
L <rf by
v 1... from Macoa running over a
f-A, b" lard's station, throwing the tender
w>n' 1“ - !r ' k - ttius delaying the down pas
second wascaused by the extreme
T ' ir i - ' ic °r. The switches were fr z-n firm
is!. Kr< un<1 ’ Rn l could not be changed,
r,~- a delay in starting. The train
* a not get from the yard to the car shed.”
i 's*v o*' i:r "* us Enquirer says: “The pleas
|it r , e'l lig with snow balls cost a young
Jf dearly i Q Taibotton. A number ot
■o'. n:ea were engaged in throwing the
* o ; ~ waliovrtng each other in the
un’rv ' J ° is }g man came in from the
•u e - ' v ‘ , n J-buis Smi h and someone else
‘ed threw him down. When he
C s’,- ® a 'brht Mr. Smith and threw him in
iWsr-'.'*:; 1 tß kingliis leg. Mr. Smith made
v. h a ,i 1 " m i -| ts to walk b fore he knew that
■ t * p u ' serious areident We learn
■ lißij •' r ’hg very much with the broken
■ if k . ~ lls P ! ysiciin says it is a serious
■ feaJ’.. J *. aH purely an accident and was
I r, r- {■‘■lT ! ,Vst uf humor, and is regretted
I ’ '' relates the
■ vikrriT'e '-v uin2 ‘- v sad end touching oc
■ rr* i n I. *' st-rday morning the passen
■ Pinrpi, '■" ■veping car of the Savannah.
■ 'tJii.ty r ' . ' ' : '' ra Railway train en route to
■ itetiA v .. '^ re t **‘- unexpected and sympa
■ 54 <i in itj'!! ' ses of a deitlt econe that was SO
■ and peculiar surrounaings as
■ taougß iho,”* ’’ vwthe hearts cf ail, strangers
■ '-toQorV . “ r " u * ll >e dying one and ihe
■ itllnt'n her. Mr. O. W. of
5 I " a * a ? returning home with his
I (f**® It th.?'' 1 ‘ ‘"d*. whither ahe had been
H s -tagesof consumption some
H i?*toide- ? . “““the hope that the chtnge
I , r . .* ll4t * would restore her former
;■ Rlat* „ a * l ,i8 of some benefit to her.
I ;•** bv" hJ* 4 ** ,accompanied to Jackson-
I ,l f *kooi l! tllree children, the eldest
■ It**' cd n a bright boy of twelve
I etc 1 * y° Un W-t a little prattler
■ nionth*. The mother and
afterwards fallowed by the
”1 *4 fa her, who, finding that hie
' r every day, and be-
Savannah Morning News.
ing advised by physicians that she must surely
die resolved to return home with her. as she
al ef^3 ed to . ?*. e there. They left Jacksonville
on a throughisleeper on Thursday afternoon,
and were nearing this city on the!- journey
when the death scene above referred to oc
curred. Mrs. Blake was taken with one of the
severe spells of coughing which characterize
the disease of consumption, and rapidlv sunk
under it. Being very weak, she died like one
asleep. Captain J. tr. Kneiler, the efficient and
noble-hearted conductor of the train, did all
in his p -wer for the dying lady, and was aftor
**™B very kind to the bereaved husband and
children. Learning that the family were Epis
copalians, and that the deceased was aconsist
f. nt member of that denomination,
: “ptaln Kneiler. aa soon as he arrived
o cd 7> proceeded to the Hectory
“f St. Paul’s Church and apprised
the Rev. Mr. Pond of the death and circum
stances. This was all that was necessary, for
soon a party of such kind and benevolent
ladies of St. Paul’s Church as Mrs. L. E. Welch,
J*™ tV. K. Mitchell, Mrs. Nelson Tift, Mrs.
rauma Nelson and Mrs T. D. Liupont were on
their way to where the sleeper had been left
on a side track near the passenger depot.
These ladies took charge of the remains of
the dead stranger, neatly dressed them, and
saw them laid into the handsome metallic
casket which the bereaved husband had p’o
cured in which to carry them to the family
home ia Chariton, lowa.”
The Rome Bulletin ot Friday says: “Yester
day morning a serious acc deDt occurred at
the house of Mr. R S. Norton. He has a bar
rel connected by a small pipe with his range
for the purpose of keeping hot water. This
pipe, it seems, was frozen the night before,
and, when the cook made the fire yesterday
morning, the pipe exploded, breaking the
glass in the windows and severely injuring the
cook in the head and chest. Mr Norton is
now in search of the inventor of the ’hot water
barrel.’ ”
The following case of “profitable farming”
is mentioned by the Albany News and Adver
tiser: “Mr. John Sommerford, superin endent
on Dr J. P. Stevens’ plantation, seven miles
northwest from Albany, has this year practi
cally demonstrated the fact that farming can
be made to pay in Southwest Georgia. Mr.
Sommerford conducted a nine-mule farm,
made fifteen and a half bales of cotton to the
plough, and enoughs corn, peas, potatoes and
syrup to furnish the place a other \ ear. The
land planted in cotton averaged abs le to every
one and a hal ■ acres, and not one dollar's worth
of commercial fertilizers was bought. Dr.
Stevens is a warm advocate of home-made fer
tilizers, and positively states that under his
system of manuring his land has been improv
ed one hundre i per cent. Sir. Sommerford,
the superintendent of the place, is only about
twenty three years old. and has already gain
ed the reputation of being one of the most suc
cestfu! of our planters ”
The CovernmeutOardeae— An Inter
eating Investigation—The United
Stales Slgual Service vs. Vennor,
the Canadian Weather Prophet—
Proposed Iteapportlonment Under
the New Censna—The Nomination
of JT. B. Stiekuey—Whittaker’s
Court Martial.
Washington, January I.—There are in
Washington a number of government gardens
devoted to the culture of rare flowers for bou
quets and ornamental purposes. The chief of
these are the botanical gardens, just east of
the capitol. The others are offshoots. The
botanical gardens were founded a few years
back upon the nucleus of a few foreign plants
brought home by naval officers. Since then,
with the offshoots, the cost of keeping things
going and increasing hs been more than half
a million dollars. Every year there are large
annual appropriations for this pnrpc se. Mr.
LeFevre, Chairman of the House Agricultural
Committee, a shortvtime ago secured permis
sion from the Hous to Investigate the govern
ment flower gardens and report. He is
assisted by a sub-committee, and has
deduced some interesting, if somewhat
scandalous fa ts. The subcommittee has
started out by examining Mr. Smiih, who is the
superintendent of the botanical garden at a very
nice salary. It was de meed from him that the
people generally were allowed to go through the
gardens only on certain hours and never get
any flowers. Flowers were issued to members
of Congress and to prominent government of
flcitls. t-mith was forced to admit that these
tavored mortals were in the habit, when they
gave parlies or receptions, of having the floral
decorations furnished from the government
gardens without expense. Their families are
also supplied with flowers upon demand. Mr
Smi'b also confessed that frequently the florsl
decorations seen upon the desks of mem' ers *f
Congress, and supposed to be the offerings of
friend* or admirers, are ordered from him bv
the apparent recipient of the floral
offerings—and at no expense wbatev-r.
Upon being ciose y cross-examined Mr. Fmith
again divulged an interesting part of his
duties. He has time without number, at the
request of our wise national legislators and
prominent governmeut officers, sent bouquets
to the inmates of houses not considered exactly
aufait. Asa rule he said tha bouquets sent
to these places were more costly and elaborate
than those usuallv ordered. Mr. I eFevre’s
committee are of the opinion that they have
even at this early stage of the investigation
found out sufficient to warrant the lecoum en
datiou in Congress that all the outlying gar
dens be cut off and a reduction of expenses in
the botanical gardens proper be made, with
the proviso that the flowers and things grown
therein shall not be given indiscriminately to
members to suit any purposes that they may
have in view.
Vennor, the Canadian prophet, who is so suc
cessful in his predictions of weather to come,
not only immedia ely, but months in advance, is
a young man. He is only abont thirty five years
of age. but has evidently got the science cf
meteorology down to a very flee point. He h*s
been far more accurate within the past two
months in giving predictions for the United
.States than our own Signal Service. Conse
quently. our Signal Service is mad. It costs
about half a m llion of dollars to run our
service, while Vennor supports himself and
fives earli-r and more accurate information.
It is enough to make our Signal
Service mad. When a man gets mai he de
nounces the other feFow. Our Signal Service,
acting as one man, is{<lenouucing Vennor. It
is getting itaelf interviewed and putting forth
statements that the Canadian is not a man of
“science,” and isonly haphazard. It would be
much better for the American people if our
Signal Service was not so deeply scientific and
was haphazard like Vennor. We would know
more about the weather that is to come. It i
noticed, however, that despite the denuncia
tions ot Vennor by our, Signal Service, his pre
dictions are more eagerly looked forward to
and have mere confidence placed in them than
the s-i of our Signal Service.
Gen -ra! Walker estim .tes that the tctal foot
ing up of the population of the United States
will show a population of about fifty millions,
being a gain <>r about ten n i hons over tl
census of 1870. The figures of the census will
be sent to Congress shor Iv after re issemblirg
and an immeciate attempt will be made to
make the reapportionment on this basis.
Since Congress assembled on the first Monday
iu December, there has bet n somewhat of a
change in the talk of Republicans iff regard
to reapportionment by the present House.
Many of them are not so decid dly opposed to
it as they were. It remains to be seen, how
ever. whether they will filibuster to prevent a
b 11 for r apportionment going through.
The Senate Judicizry Committee, to whom
was referred the nomination of J. B Ftickney
Tor United Stales District Attorney for Florida,
will again, for the third time, report it ad
versely to the fcenate. And if all signs do not
fail, wiekney will again be rejected by the
Senate. Probably after that Mr. Hayes will
c nsent to nominate a man for the place who
will at least be somewhat acceptable.
The President and Secretary Ramsay, yield
in : to the mawkish sentiment of the Republi
can party in favor of the negro or against the
white man, have granted the copper-colored
you'h who flit his own ears and tried to swear
the deed oo gentlemen a court-martial. This
court will be organized outside of the corps of
officers at West Point, and will devote its
efforts to wbite-washieg young Whittaker. It
will be practically Instructed to override the
resuit of the court of inquiry that
found beyond doubt that Whittaker
is a fraud, a sneak and a young vil
lain. If his skin was whit* lie would have been
incontinently bounced from the army months
ago Because he is s'lehtly colored he must
be whitewashed morally and given another
chance. He ought to be whitewashed liter
ally in freshly slaked lime; not that it would
make him much lighter in color, but the lime
would make him hop if applied at the right
time. * Potomac.
Weather Indication*.
Offic* C'nißF Signal Obsekvbh, Wash
ington, January 2.—lndications for Mon
In the South Atlantic States, light va
riable winds and partly cloudy, t lightly
warmer weather, with slight changes iu
barometer. ,
In the Gulf Btatee, eastetly to northerly
winds, partly cloudy weather and local rains,
slight changet in temperature and barome
ter in the eastern portion, snd in Texas
rising barometer and lower temperature.
In Tennessee and the Ohio valley, south
erly winds, shifting to westerly and north
west, partly cloudy weather, lower tempera
ture and slight changes in barometer.
In the Middle States, southwest to north
west winds, clear or fair weather In the
northern portions, falling, followed by
rising barometer, stationary or a slight rise
in temperature.
An Insane Assassin.
Constantinople, January 2 A commit
tee of physicians report that Colonel Com
meroff’s assassin is Insane, but cannot state
whether he was mad when he committed
the murder.
“It disagrees with me.” A common re
take Tutt’s Pills you can eat
*lke, and feel no bad effects.
Jcally on the
using a free lk>w of EMtnc
essential to good digestion,
the bowels when all other
A Semi-Official Communication to
tlie Porte—Direct Negotiations Be
tween Greece and Turkey Pro
posed—War a Certainty—lntense
Excitement In Athens.
London, January I.—A Reuter dispatch
from Constantinople reports, the Count
Corti and M. Novi j off, Italian and Russian
Ambassadors, respectively, express regret
that M. Tlssot, the French Ambassador to
Turkey, has informed the Sultan of the
arbitration project without having pre
viously communicated with the other Am
bassadors. They recommend an abandon
ment of the project, and are in favor of
direct negotiations between Greece and
A Paris dispatch says all the powers are
doing their utmost to calm the excitement
In Greece. M. Barthelemy St. Hiliare,
Minister of Foreign Affaire, recently sent to
Athens counsels by which the Greek Minis
ters must have been struck.
Vienna and Constantinople dispatches
concur In reportiug a collapse of the arbi
tration scheme. The' Porte’6 reply to M.
Tlssot’s semi-official communication f the
scheme is still withheld. It has heretofore
been believed that the reply would not be a
direct refusal, but would take the form of a
counter proposal to send an international
commission to Epirus and Thessaly to ex
amine the frontier question on the spot.
The attitude of Greece, however, renders
any pacific negotiations difficult, and the
Daily T:lejraph's Vienna correspondent as
serts that the Porte will formally reject ar
bitration, and abandoning the idea of coun
ter proposal, will allow' things to take their
own course. The question Is whether hos
tilities will be postponed until March or
begin now. The final issue, war, seems to
be next to a certainly. The foregoing agrees
In tenor with all that Is known on the sub
The Times’ Constantinople correspondent
says: “The failure of the arbitration project
was foreseen here from the beginning.”
A Times dispatch from Vienna says: “The
German, French and Austrian Ministers at
Athens are urging Premier Ccutnoundouros
to prudence and patience, but the mere re
port that the Ministry is disposed to treat
on this arbitration question caused much
excitement in Athens, and a deputation of
members of the Chambers waited upon the
Premier 'or explanations.”
The Vienna Frets’ St. Petersburg c Drres
pondent bad an Interview with General
Ignatieff, whom he reports as saying that
a retrograde movement on the part of the
Greek Government would endanger the
throne of King George, and that a revolu
tion could scarcely be confined to Hellenic
territory. Moreover, be said If Gre.-cc, In
attempting to annex Thessaly and Epirus,
should be reduced to a position of serious
oangtr, France, Italy and England would
surciy help her. Russia, too, could not
abancon her Greek co-religionists to their
fate should their existence be in peril.
In the Chamber of Deputies at Athens
yesterday, according to a Reuter telegram,
M. Tilcouplsi, leader of the opposition, de
manded an explanation from the govern
ment regarding the present position of the
frontier question. He declared that arbi
tration would destroy the work of the Ber
lin conference. M. Trlcoupisi concluded
by saying: “Europe may tear up the prolo
co!, but the tattered document will be
steeped In the blocd of the Greeks.”
The Premier said that it was unnecessary
for the Ministry to ask either Chamber or
the oatiou to dictate a reply to the arbitra
tion proposal. He said: “We have acted
upon our own responsibility, and Europe
understands that we are capable of execu
ting its decision. We are resolved to ct ur
ageously defend the interests and honor of
Greece.” It is evident from this that the
Ministerial reseive and conservatism are
powerless to resist the pressure to which
the King and government at Athens are
now tu l jected.
M. Tricoupisi was lately overthrown be
cause he did not move fast enough to satis
fy the popular clamor. Now the Ministers
arc too slow for Lim.
As an indication of the warlike fervor
prevailing, the Mayor of Athens, in an
nouncing the ffuding of the statue of
“Minerva Victorious,” couples the fact
with a statement that the discovery is made
at the moment when all Greece is in arms.
Constant isorLß, January 2.— lt is stated
in well informed circles that the Porte has
abandoned its intention of sending a note
to the powers oa the Greek question.
Paris, January 2 —Despite the unfavor
able declarations of the Porte and Greece
relative to arbitration, the powers have not
abandoned negotiations for a compromise
between the two countries.
Death from Cold and Starvation In
New Jersey—A Mother and Son
Frozen to Death In Missouri.
Somona, N. J., January 2.—Mrs. Michael
•Tweed anil her two children, living In a hut
near Red Valley, were found by neighbors
on Thursday night suffering from Intense
cold. They bad been without food for
several daj s. Assistance came too late to
save the woman’s life, and she died on Fri
day night. The children were in a pitiable
condition, but will probably recover.
St. Lons, January 1. —A special to the
Tlepublican from Boonevilie, Mo., say3 two
old negroes, Lida and Henry Slaughter,
mother aDd son, were found frezen to death
six miles from that place. Henry was
lying in the road about one hun
dred yards from bis house, and
his mother sitting at the flreless hearth at
home. There was plenty of wood in the
yard and a good 6toek of provisions and
clothing in the house. Tbe couple were old
and sick, Henry being 60 and his mother
was said to be over one hundred years old,
and both were nearly helpless.
Failing In an Attempt to Poison Ills
Vnele’s Family, lie Succeeds Iu
Shooting 'I licm.
Chicago, January 2—Oa last Friday
night, near Otis, lud., Henry Augustine, of
Chicago, who was visiting his uncle, James
Augustine, and family, vainly tried to get
them to drink from a bottle containing wbat
proved to be poisoned whisky. Later in the
night he went to James’ bedroom and
fired several shots, killing Mrs.
Augustine, and probably fatally wounding
James. Two sons of Jame 6 were roused by
the firing aud came down stairs. One was
killed and the other slightly wounded by
Henry, who then escaped. He will proba
bly be lynched if captured. Considerable
money was usually kept in the house, and
tfieft is supposed to be the motive for the
crime. ~
Buoys Curried Irom Their Moor
tug*—A Decline In Port Arrival*.
New York, January 3 —The principal
Iron buoys in the lower bay have been
carried from their moorings by the ice.
They will be replaced as rapidly as the ice
and weather will permit. The spar buoys
remain intact.
The ship Paulina, before reported ashore
on Romer’s shoals, has been floated.
During the past year 7,817 vessels arrived
here from foreign ports, against 8,077 In
1879. The Dumber of arrivals from domes
tic points was as follows: Eastern ports, In
1880, 7.627, against 9,993 In 1879; Southern
porta 3,830 in 1850, against 8,331 In 1879.
Richmond’* Progre**.
Richmond, January I.—The Daily Dis
patch pub Ished this morning a vast budget
of statistical and other information, showing
the city’s progress In manufactures, trade
and commerce, together with facts and
figures exhibiting the social condition of the
people,etc. These statistics show an Increase
during the year juit closed of 137 manufac
turing establishments over the previous
year, making the whole number now In
operation 703, with a total capital Invested
of an Increase of nearly $3,000,-
000. The operatives employed for the past
year numbered 17,000, nearly 8,000
more than In 1879. The sales amount
ed to $24,704,893, an Increase
of #1,218,000. All the other
figures and Information show an equally
satisfactory state of affairs, and the Dis
patch congratulates the people on their
present condition, and speaks hopefully of
the prosperous outlook for the future.
Lost time is forever lost. Absence from
school Is often caused by a cough, cold or
hoarseness, and can easily be prevented by
giving Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup to the ehil
dren. Frice 21 cents. janß It
The Crowu and the Absent Traver*
•era—The Vatican and the Catholic
Newspapers Monster Meetings—
Fenianlsm Near Cork.
London, January I.—The Time*' Dublin
correspondent says: “Parnell, who was ap
parently indifferent while the case for the
Crown was being stated, developed much
watchful industry in regard to the witnesses,
making copious notes and passing them to
his counsel. It is a curious fact that one
of the traversers (Gordon) has not, up to
the present time, come to Dublin, and the
Crown never has once inquired after him. It
is stated that he U ill in the west of Ireland.
The Crown dees not trouble itself in regard
to the whereabouts of the defendants. This
has given the traversers much satlsfact'on,
and It is probable that Messrs. Biggar, Sex
ton and others will go to the meeting of
A dispatch from Rome says: “In order to
avoid a repetition of the misrepresentation*
in regard to the state of Ireland In the
Catholic newspapers, the Pope has request
ed all Catholic journals to submit their
articles on Ireland to the Vatican authori
Cork, January 2—A party of men visited
the house of a man named Daniels and shot
him, Inflicting a dangerous wound. The
affair i3 believed to be connected with
London, January 2—A dispatch from
Dublin to the Observer stated that in order
not to come in contact with the police, the
meetiug which was called to take place
at Drogheda on Sunday, and which
was prohibited, was held there on
Saturday. After Messrs. Healy and Davitt
had made speeches two magistrates sum
moned the chairman to stop the meeting
and the riot act was read. The people dis
persed quietly. Ten thousand persons
were present.
A monster Land League meeting took
place at Bally Castle oa Saturday and a
meeting at which 3,(XX) persons were present
was held at Killala. A collision is reported
at Tuam between the soldiers and the
crowd, during which stones were freely
Dcblin, January 2.—A Land League
meeting was held to-day near Killarney, at
which 8,000 persons were present.
A Proclamation from the Triumvi
rate-Martial Law Excitement
Throughout Cape Colony The
Boers’ Account of the Late Fight.
Caprtown, December 29 —The Triumvi
rate have issued a proclamation defending
their action and offering pardon to all oppo
nents. They agree to retain the present
officials, to admit the British Consul and
indemnify Great Britain for her expenditure
on behalf of the Transvaal. The Triumvi
rate have proclaimed martial law. Governor
Bellairs, at Potchefstroom, is closely
besieged. His position causes great appre
hension here. Col. Lanyon, British admin
istrator for the Transvaal, is stlil at Pretoria.
He has been summoned to surrender. The ex
citement throughout Cape Colony is intense.
Communication with the Transvaal, except
through Orange, a free State, ia entirely in
The Boers’ account of the affair with the
Ninety-fourth Regiment is that Command
ant Janbert, with a patrol of one hnDdred
and fifty men, met the troops and requested
their officers to await Colonel Lanyon’s
orders, but the officers Insisted on going en.
Commandant Jaube-rt then commanded a
charge, and iu fifteen minutes fifty of the
British were killed and many wounded, and
then the remainder surrendered.
Dl’Hban, January 2.—Communication
with the Transvaal Is wholly interrupted.
London, January.2.—The Premier of the
Cape Government telegraphs on the 31st
ultimo that the colonials have gained a
signal success over the Tambookies, 80
rebels being killed, and 8,000 cattle and
5,000 sheep captured.
Hallroad Travel Interrupted—Sal
ferlug on Account ol the Cold.
Fredericksburg, Va., January I.—The
train on the Potomac, Fredericksburg and
Piedmont Railroad, which left here on
Wednesday last, returned to night for sup
plies and fresh hands, being unable to pro
ceed further than Parker, 14 miles west.
Several men were frostbitten during Thurs
day night, when the temperature was 22
degrees belbw zero. Trains on the other
roaus are running irregularly.
Much suffering prevails on account of the
unusual and intense cold, against which
many in the country were unprovided.
Cattle have been lost also by exposure and
game frozen. Deer have been caught near
the dwellings in the country, forced in by
the severe cold and want of food.
A Challenge from Haitian and Rosa
to the IVorid.
London, January 1. —Hanlan and Ross,
the oarsmen, have issued a challenge to any
two men in the world for a double scull
race for £SOO or £ 1,000 a side, the race to
take place in the early part of the ensuing
season. They will allow fair portions of
the stakes for expenses in going to America
to row.
Hanlan and Lay cock did good work yes
terday. Both are in excellent health.
■ ■ ■
Canvasalug Tor Speaker and United
States Senator.
Albany, January 2.—A majority of the
Legislature is now In the city and the
hotels are quite lively with canvassing for
the Speakership. It is conceded that Gen.
Sharp will receive the nomination of
the Republican caucus to-morrow night.
In canvassing the United States Senatorsblp
crops out frequently, and the anti-Conkliug
sectlou, though they would like to elect Mr.
Skinner Speaker, and feel they cannot do
it, are positive they will elect Cbauncy M.
Depew, an anti-Conkllng candidate.
Cold U’eatber In Vermout.
White River Junction, Vt., January 2.
—The coldest weather for many years has
prevailed here since Thursday. At daylight
Thursday the mercury stood 20 degrees be
low zero, and on Friday at daylight 26 be
low, and this morning at 7 o’clock 20 de
grees below.
At Lindonvfffo on the Passuampslc Rail
road on Friday moaning the mercury was 32
d< grees below. The water, springs, wells
and streams are exhausted, and the farmers
and others are compelled to hanl water a
long distance for their cattle and other pur
poses. The indications to-night are that
the excessive sold weather will continue.
Ice In Chesapeake Bay.
Baltimore, Md . January I.—The steam
er D. H. Miller, from Boston, arrived to
day, reports ice all the way up the bay
from Coal Point, and very heavy ice from
Poplar Island. The ice boats Maryland
and F. C. Latrobe both went down to-day,
keeping open the track for vessels, and to
render assistance to any In need. The
schooner Eva J. Smith, hence for Savannah
on the 29;h ult., became jammed in the
ice, and was towed.into Annapolis for a safe
The Cold Weather In Petersburg, Va.
Petersburg, Va., January 2.— The city
was visited last night by another heavy
snow storm, which lasted until this morn
ing, when it cleared off cold. The river is
frozen for a considerable distance, and
navigation is completely broken up. The
river and ponds adjacent to the city are
crowded to day with skaters. The trains
from the North and South are several hours
English Failures.
London, January 1. —Alfred New has
failed. He was proprietor of extensive iron
worka at Trowel, near Nottingham. His
liabilities are heavy.
James Briefly & 00., cotton spinners, of
Rochdale, have also failed. Liabilities stat
ed at £23,000.
Death of an Editor.
Sblma, Ala., January I.—Captain R. H.
English, editor and proprietor of the Selma
Daily Times, and tor many years past agent
of the Associated Press In this city, died at
his bom* in Carlowvillc, in this county, on
Thursday last, after a lingering illness.
Mothers, as a delightful sanitary measure,
always order tbe Cutlcura Medicinal Soap.
Over $30C,0001 Worth of Property
Deatroyed-Death of a Fireman—A
Poor Henae Destroyed Two
Young Ladles Fatally Burned.
New Orlkans, January 2 — The fire which
last night destroyed Q. Hansell’s saddlery
store, 22 Magaz ne street, and Isadore Levy
A Co.’s crockery store, 24 Magazine street,
originated In Levy & Co.’s store. Their
stock was valued at #80,000; insured
for #52,500 In eight foreign companies. The
building was insured for #l2 OQO. EUHau
eell’e loss on stock k-#3,000, fully insured in
home companies. The building is insured
for #25,000, which covers the loss. The
stock in S. Cohen’s wholesale clothing store
was valued at #25,000, fully insured In home
Theura <fe Decker’s warehouse, on Tchou
pltoulas street, was totally destroyed.
Morris McGraw’s warehouse was damaged
by water. The stocks In several stores ad
jacent to the burning buildings were dam
aged by water.
The total loss Is estimated at #250,000,
probably fully covered by insurance.
Later. —At 2 o’clock this morning a fire
broke out in Aaron Wolf’s crockery store,
on the corner ot Magazine and Common
streets, destroying the building and con
tents, valued at #75,000; insurance $55,000.
This building was separated from Han
sell’s establishment, on the same street,
which was burned last night, by a double
fire proof wall, and the opinion prevails
that the fire was not communicated, but,
like that In Levy’s store last night, was the
work of an incendiary.
Tbe fire from Wolf’s building spread to
Jo 6. Levy’s stationery store, to the L of
Hansell’s establishment on Common street,
and to J. H. Scott’s oil and lamp store, In
volving a further loss of $60,000, all cover
ed by insurance.
New Orleans, January I.—John Wil
liams, first, assistant of the fire engine Cre
ole No. 9, died to-day from injuries re
ceived by falling debris at the fire on Fri
day morning.
A number of wagons belonging to one
of the Mystic Mardt Gras organizations,
valued at $5 000, were destroyed by fire in
the Crescent Ctty cotton press yards this
The steamship Admiral, hence for Penea
cola, when twenty-five miles below the
city, burned out her boiler. She will be
towed back for repairs.
Philadelphia, Pa., January I.—The
calendar room and store house of Martin
and W. H. Nixon’s paper mills at Manyunk
were destroyed by fire about one o’clock
this morning. The total loss Is between
$50,000 and $60,000.
Hamburg, Mo., January 2. — Miss Kate
Campbell and a Miss Wood were fatally
burned while dressing for a ball on New
Year’s eve. Miss Wood’s muslin drass took
fire from a stove and communicated the
flames to Miss Campbell’s clothing, when
the two women were soon enveloped in a
Wheeling, W. Va., January 2 —The
Kanawha county poor house and smoke
house attached, containing 20,000 pounds of
bacon and other articles, was destroyed by
fire yesterday. It is believed that the build
ing was fired by the paupers. The loss is
$10,000; insured for $4,000.
St. Lours, January 2.—ln addition to the
Cosmos newspaper office, previously report
ed as burned at St. Charles, Mo., the Opera
House of J.C.Mittelberger,containing on the
ground floor the dry goods store of Mittel
berger & Sons, was consumed Total loes
about $30,000; insurance, $20,000.
Cheep Money and a Boom in Prices—
The Speculative Outbreak.
London, January I.—The Economist says:
“The rate ot discount for bank bills, sixty
days to three months, ia 2% per cent., and
for trade bills, sixty days to three months,
2ji to 3 per cent. The Stock Exchange
was mostly occupied with the settlement
which began on Tuesday morning and con
c’uded Thursday night. A large volume of
business has, however, 4>een done for
new account, fostered greatly by the be
lief that money will now be cheap.
Prices have almost universally advanced
largely. Gas companies, Reading Railroad
shares and Atlantic cable shares are the only
noteworthy exceptions, while the general
tone of the continental bourses, American
markets and English provincial exchanges is
one of unusual buoyancy. It is argued
that we are about to enter upon what bids
fair to be a very active year, in
which we may at any rate hope
to participate in the extraordinary
lnaation of prices now witnessed In
America. Some say the movement is too
rapid to be stable, and caution holders of
securities that they are likely to embarrass
their resources by over commitments, as we
certainly believe to be tbe case at tbe pres
enttime in America. There is only one
tru tworthy check to euch an outbreak of
speculation as the markets now appear ripe
for, and that is a material rise in the value
of money.”
A Meeting of tbe Leaders Yesterday
—Tbe Subject of Organization Dis
Chicago, January 2.—A meeting of the
leaders of the Socialistic party was held to
day, and the subject of future action of the
organization was dlrcutsed. It was con
ceded that the local Socialistic organ
ization has failed to effect anything
towards the amelioration of the con
dition of the workingmen, but it
was considered that this might be
accomplished by a national effort, and the
local party was; virtually reorganized with
a view of forming part of a national So
cialistic movement. The meeting was
nearly evenly divided as to whether the or
ganization should not keep entirely
aloof from politics and pursue Its
obj-cts solely on an economic
basis. It was eventually decided, by a vote
of 25 to 24, that the party should be con
tinued as a political and economic organi
New York Municipal Affairs.
New York, January 1. —The Board of
Estimates and Apportionment finished their
labors shortly before midnight, and the
total amount agreed upon for the mainten
ance of the various city departments for
1881 was $31,354,322 59, against #29,667,
991 98 appropriated in 18S0.
Last night Mayor Cooper received the
resignation of Park Commissioners Andrew
H. Green and Samuel Conover, and appoint
ed In their stead Wm. M. Oliffe and ex-
Police Commissioner McLean. As soon as
Tax Commissioner Howland had signed the
budget for 1881, he banded in his resigna
tion to Mayor Cooper, who appointed in
his place Thos. B. Aster, formerly of the
Board of Assessors.
A St. Louis Failure.
St. Louis, January I.—The commission
house of Clark & Brackenridge have gone
Into liquidation. Tbe house has dealt in
bagging and bale ties as specialties, and has
bad an extensive trade In these articles in
Arkansas aud Texas. No statement of the
affairs of the firm has yet been made, but
reports put its liabilities at about $30,000.
Asset* unknown.
Value of Property In Peter*burg.
Petersburg, Va., January I.—The new
assessment shows the latest value of real and
personal property in this city to be $5,902,-
095. Of this amount $659,800 worth is
exempt from taxation.
Movements of tbe Chilians.
London, January I.—The Times, in its
financial column, says: “A teleerem has, we
believe, been rtcelved from Peru, stating
that the Chilians arrived within twenty
miles of Lima December 23.”
Killed in a Drunken Quarrel.
East Saginaw, Mich , January 2.—ln a
drunken quarrel at a dance in* Saginaw
county last night Peter Wells stabbed and
almost Instantly killed Henry Fisher, a
young farm hand. Wells was arrested.
A Somnambulist Drowned.
Halifax, N. 8., January 2.—During a
fit of somnambulism, Isabel McLachien,
aged fifty, living at Lochaber, walked out
of her house, stumbled into a well and was
An Ex-Convict Shot.
Brockton. Mass., January 2.— Warren
Shaw found Frank Boyle, an ex-convict,
concealed In his billiard room during last
night, and in an ensuing struggle Boyle
was shot and probably fatally wounded.
Re Will Not be Disturbed-The Re
port of Special Agent Newcomb—
What Is Thought ol the Evidence.
Washington, January 2.— Though no
formal decision to that effect has been made,
it Is learned on good authority that Marshal
Fitzslmons will not be disturbed on account
of the report of Special Agent Newcomb.
The representations In Fitzslmons’ behalf,
made by Senators Hill and Brown and Mr.
Stephens, have convinced the President and
Attorney General that the report against
FUzsimons was made by Newcomb upon
the evidence of men whose words are not at
par value.
Fitzsimons’ commission expires on March
Bth next. It is not likely that Mr. Garfield
will reappoint him.
Brief Telegraphic Summary.
Steamers and sailing vessels are detained
lp Charleston by bad weather.
A Reuter dispatch from Paris positively
announces that M. Blanqui died Saturday
The United States coast survey steamer
Baton Rouge sank near Greenville, Miss.,
on Friday, she will be raised.
Claude Joseph Casimir Galllardin, the
French historian, and Signor Mouro Mac
chi, the Italian writer and rhetorician, are
idgad. _
During the Senatorial elections in Ceara,
Brszil, there was fighting tifttween the va
rious factions, and thirty-six persons were
Ail prisoners for debt In Scotland were
released at midnight on Saturday, In pursu
ance of an act passed at the last session of
Two large grading parties started from
Dallas, Texas, Saturday morning to work
on the Missouri Pacific extension southwest
irom Fort Worth.
The Portuguese Cortes was opened Sat
urday. In the speech from the throne it
wa3 announced that Portugal’s relations
with all foreign powers were satisfactory.
The Commercial House at North Adams,
Massachusetts, was burned yesterday. Lo6B
$30,000, partially insured. The domestics
barely escaped. The fire la due to a board
er’s pipe.
General and Mrs. Garfield attended a
family reunion on New Year’s day at 8o!od,
Ohio, at the residence of Mrs. Mary Larra
bee, a sister of General Garfield. They
also spent Sunday at Solon.
At the following towns the thermometer
is below zero: Montpelier, Vt., 22 degrees;
Woodstock, Vt., 26; Milford, N. H., 26;
Newport, N. H., 25; Northville, N. H., 27;
Contoocook, N. H , and Hancock Junction,
N. H., 30; Antrim, N. H., 38.
The President will, in accordance with an
opinion of the Attorney General, designate
each ol the Cabinet officers in turn to act as
Secretary of tbe'Navy for ten days. At
torney General Devens will succeed Secre
tary Ramsay as Acting Secretary of the
The steamship Niagara, from New York
for Havre, on December 31st, during a thick
mist., collided with the schooner Samuel H.
Crawford, of Camden, N. J., from James
river, Virginia, for New York. The
schooner was badlv damaged, and was
towed back to New York by the steamer,
whose injuries were slight.
A Tramp’s Reminiscences Regarding
New York News.
“I have no patience with a man who
talks inßomania,” broke iu the tramp, as
he tilted himself back on a cheesc-box
and glanced at the last speaker. “If
you’ve got insomnia, why don’t you go
to sleep? That’s the way to cure it.
Now 1 can sleep anywheres. You can’t
make noise enough to disturb me.”
“I’ve heard of such men,” remarked
the man who was troubled with wakeful
ness. “I’ve heard of men who could
sleep on horseback, and I’ve read about
men who could slumber with the noise of
battle around them."
“There’s where you get me,” rejoined
the tramp, clasping his hands around his
knee. “You’ve read about Gettysburg?
Well, sir, in spite of the bullets and can
non and the row the wounded kicked
up, 1 slept like a top; never even rolled
over; didn’t know anything about it till
uext day.”
“You don’t tell me. Didn’t the racket
disturb you at all?”
“Not a bit, sir. When the mine was
sprung at Petersburg I was just oblivi
ous, and after the charge was over I
couldn’t believe anything had been going
on. That’s what I call sleeping, that
“I should judge so,” replied the insom
niae, admiringly, “but I can’t sleep even
if there ain’t any noise.”
“You don’t happen to recollect the at
tack on New Orleans, do you? Well,
with all them big monsters booming,
and guns baDgiDg, and the yells and
bowls of the contending foes, I slumber
ed like a baby. Didn’t pay attention to
it at all. I began to be afraid I’d never
see a battle. It was the same way at
Vicksburg and at Malvern Hill; just slept
right through the whole business. That
comes of a man taking care of him
self. ”
“Pray, how did you do it?” anxiously
inquired the restless man.
“The way I took my whisky,” said the
tramp, “I can’t describe it, but that’s the
way it was.”
“Could you show me?” demanded the
sufferer, jeikinghis thumb toward the
“I must try,” said the tramp, rising
doubtfully, “You want to watch me.
Now, I pour out the glass brim full. So.
See? Then I put my hand on the back of
my neck, like this, aud shoot the whisky
home. Putting your hand on your neck
draws the blood from your head,aud you
can just roll over lik a log.”
“And so you were really in the war?”
interrogated the sleepless man, as the
two resumed their seats before the
“Who eaid so?” demanded tbe tramp,
gruffly. .
“Why, you said so. If you hadn’t
been, bow could you sleep through those
“That’s so,” responded the tramp,
lazily poking the fire. “At least it seems
so. That’s the strangest part of it. I
slept through every battle they fought,
and I can prove it by my wife.”
Tbe insomnia man gazed at him as
though he were studying the question,
and then hobbled painfully away.
There is a curious case of filial devo
tion in Kansas. And old Topeka grocer
was murdered in 1874, and a fast young
man named Fred. Olds was suspected
and ariestcd. He pleaded guilty, was
eonvicted of murder in the first degree,
and was sentenced to imprisonment for
life, as the law never hangs a man in
Kansas. Ever since then Olds has been
faithfully serving in prison, with ex
amplary behavior. His father recently
committed suicide, nobody knew why,
and now Olds publishes a statement say
ing that his father was the real murderer,
and averring his own innocence. The
confession gives the minutest particulars
of the murder, many minor points agree
ing with the facts developed in the evi
dence at the trial. He says his father
did the murder while drunk, and that be
convicted himself to shield his parent.
He says his father said, “If we stood
trial, both would be found guilty and
sent to the penitentiary for life.” He
then said if I would plead guilty and swear
that I killed the man in a .quarrel, and
then no one knew anything about it, that
it would clear him, and that he could
get me out of prison in two or three
years on account of my age. My mother
afterward made efforts to secure a par
don for me, and when I wrote to my
father of her failure, he committed sui
cide in one month from that time. The
statement explains many discrepancies
that were without weight at the trial be
cause of the plea of gurhy, and it is gen
erally believed to be true. The Gover
nor of Kansas is considering what he can
do for Old*.
The bride at a tin wedding need not neces
sarily be a fright, for a tin crown Is all that
she Is expected to add to the ordinary cos
tume; but the groom, In a tin hat and collar
and tie, with tin buttons on his coat and tin
patches on bis trousers, is a hideous object.
Absence ot Color lu a Ball Room-
Cosy Street Dresses— Roliday Gilts
and Fauclea lor Personal and
Household Use.
Nrw York. January 1 —The very strong feel
lag which cxis s &moug all inte’lig.-nt women
to simplify the dress question finds Is j.r nci
pal obstachs ia the hotel and thattago. “Who
buys and who wears the gorgeous dressjs with
their bewl dering trimn lugs acd overlay
ing'*” asked a lady of a shop keeper rec-n’ly.
“They are not worn ia ‘society’ nor in high
society. The middle class, that l3 professional
people aDd those who live on salaries, cannot
afford to buy them.”
• Who, then, wears them*”
“Well,” returned the proprietor of the very
fashionable ladies’ furnishing establishment,
we do not expect to sell such dresses as those
you have just seen to‘real’ ladies; they are
asualiy sold for the stage at a reduced price,
or to the wives of rich men who spend the win
ter in New York, stop at hotels, and get them
selves in stunning costumes fordinner and the
“But it is those dresses which are described
and even exaggerated, and stand as the repre
sentatives of the actual fashions worn by all
“CerUiniy. Tint cannot bi helped. Thez
are the only styles that afford any opportunity
for fllltrg up the regular column of fashion
matter; and the wife of a speculator living at
a distance wauts just s >ch a splendid show for
her money, and when she comes to New York
she gets it.”
It seems, therefore, that tbe fine dressing,
while it occupies very much the eyes of the
public, from be og seen in the most conspicu
ous places, does uot r-presout the intelligen e
on the one hand or the taste on the other of a
majority of women, while not a little of the
“craze” for dress and for certain costly occa
sions is stimulated, if not wholl 7 created by
newspaper iteration, for which there is only
the slightest foundation in fact.
What the general permanent tendency
may be, it Is impossible to say,
for ODe constantly sees the most
singular transformations in form and
style: but for sometime past the effort ha*
certainly been toward simpler, truer, more
artistic designs, and we have the basis to-day
of an almost perfect foini of dress and one
capable of infinite variation if it could only be
represented and carried out. The effort on the
oontinent, that is in Germany, to revive the
“tournure,” or bustle, has not as yet
been seconded here; nor does it find
much favor in London or Paris. The
German ladies are apt to have rather
broad backs, and are heavily built: for this
reason the straight, costume falls flat upon
them, and an ‘ improver” of some kind is con
sidered reauisite to equalize the proportions.
But it is very different with the slim and grace
ful young American. A Princesse robe is to
her at once the simplest and most stylish of
dresses, for it displays her natural graces, and
presents no obstacle to the lightness of her
movements. A modified “jersey” is to her the
most becoming and convenient of short
dresses, and therefore it is growing into favor,
while to broad and thick set races of women it
is impossible.

Dressing for balls is easier and simpler this
winter than I ever remember to have seen it.
Open skirts and back drapery have disap
peared. Trains are plain with the exception
of the edge, which has a thick niching or
plaiting, and the front above is trimmed.
Moreover, many of ihe ball dresses are made
shert, and this, together with their simple cut,
gives them an air of extreme quiet and refine
ment. It might be supposed that all women
would welcome styles which relieved them
from weight and care, but this is far from the
case. Dressmakers are the foes of plain and
quiet dress, partly becausa of its want of variety,
partly because of their want of real elegance
and genuine refinement of style, and finish is
be;-t hidden under a profusion of bows and
folds, and puffs and drapery. This overlaying,
too, affords the only chance for the “making
over” process so far as evening dresses are
concerned, for how else can the spots and
stains and wear of light silks and frayed satins
be hidden by an overdress of gauze or muslin,
or crossed and twisted scarfs of something
or Other?
The rule Is almost infallable In evening
dre?ses, a:d particularly ball dre s-s, this win
ter that the new ones are plain ad of rich
materials, while the old ones pre ent the fussy
ani overladen apperaance to a less degive of
preceding years.
The fa nionab e ball dress is white sat'n or
br: cade, the front and corsage trimmed with
beaded lace, and fringe, in pearls or white jet.
the tra ; n plain except a (hick ruchtng and
under-plaittng of white satin, whi .h is only
part visible acd Is supplemented by another of
stiff net. The sleeves are sometimes of beaded
lace, sometimes of the fabric of the dress, and,
indeed, most evening dresses have too pair of
sleeves, as tbe lace over quickly wear out and
are not suitable for any but the most dressy
occasions. This stye in essentials is al mo t
uniform. The variations are matters of in
dividual taste end means. All sat n aud figured
silk are spoken of as the richest
when they figure in the list of a news
paper, but in reality some of them
are silk or satin only on the surface, and are
cheaper than fine wool. Even in pure tissues
there is an enormous difference m cost, the
price of satin and satin brocade ranging from
two to twenty-five and thirty dollars per yard.
But the most extravagant woman only buys
a limited qnantity of such royal sti ft as this
last and will not have it cut up into fragments
if she can help it, but the barbercus instinct is
strong in the modern maker of clothes, and I
have seen tbe scissors ruthlessly cut into three
pieces an exquisite lacs barbe that cost fifteen
dollars and would have been a joy forever, be
cause a loop of it was wanted in one place and
an end in another.
Two years ago the closely shaped effect was
so strict that designs were called sheath like,
and though drapery was used it was laid in
folds and woven in,and out, or curtained back
so exsctly that it rather afsisted to outline the
form than added bulk to its shapeliness The
present distribution of fullness is different. The
train is plaited or full,even of a Princesse dress.
But the wasit is perfec'ly moulded by the
b 'sque or corsage, and the trimming is usu
ally massed upon the front, or front ani sides
of the skirt.
An exception to thi3 rule, however, was ex
hibited at the Seventh Regiment ball in New
York by a lady who accompanied a Major Gen
eral. Her trained dress of whit* satin was a
mass of steel embroidery in front, and pearl
and chenille embroidery at the back, and the
effect at the back was enhanced by a superb
flounce of genuine point, arranged as a jabot
down the centre lengths of the dress. This
suergestß a novel and striking way of
utilizing flounces, which are no l inger
put on in the old way, and are, therefore, laid
away as useless by many ladies who possess
very rare old specimens. The irregular waves
of the lace are much more graceful than the
old Watteau pleat, and give exceeding grace,
dignity and stateliness to a naturally dignified
carriage of the body.
Another elegant dress worn on the same oc
casion was ot thick ivory white satin, cut
square and trimmed entirety with cordons end
spikes, with an edging of swans down. The
train was plain but full and was spread out
into fullness on each side so as to give a sui t
of Queen Anne effect.
Another effective dress, worn in a balcony
bov, was of water-green satin finished tilk,
trimmed with silk muslin andpl-ated lace,
under fringes aud bands of opal beads. With
this dress was worn a lar„e satin hat, pa’nted
in wild roses and decorated with a band of
white feathers and two ostrich plumes—one
touching the shoulder.
A striking short dress was of brown em
bossed velvet made up with yellow satin, and
there was an example also in a short dreis of
the very latest idea—a Chinese tea gown
of lace over old gold satin with a striped ribbon
front In blended colors—old gold, garnet and
blue. These Chinese tea gowns are the newest
things for kettle drums. They are loose and
almost shapeless. They fold over and when
made of silk are finished with revers aud lied
about the waist with a sash of doubled Bilk
gathered at the ends.
The co3t of tbe present style of evening
dress is not seen so much in its amount of
trimming (unless that be flue hand embroidery)
as in the quality of the fabric and in the adop
tion of new and quaint forms The women of
moderate income cannot afford to take risks
or venture on new and untrodden ground.
That is the reason why she is conventional • it
i< necessary to be safe. You will see three
white eveniug dresses In any ball room of pre
tension. One is a magnificent brocade into
which gold enters, and it has a tablier and
trimming of gold embroidered or beaded lace,
and a high fralse of the lace which is set on a
wire and stands out from the throat. Great
'diamonds and sapphires perhaps fissh from
neck and arms, and vrealth is written ali over
the toilette.
Another will be of thick, white sr.tin, the
train falling in soft heavy folds, the front
plain: the straight surplice waist belted in and
fastened with a wrought silver buckle, and the
small “gigot” or leg-of-mutton sleeve*, sug
gesting the quaint fashions of fifty years ago.
The effect or the dress is simplicity itself. Hut
It is very rich and costly simplicity, and you
can see at once that tfce wearer Is a woman of
ideas and able to Indulge fancies.
The third dress has a sadness in it beoause
one knows what it has cost, besides the modest
forty or fifty dollars thAt wis spent upon it
The material is damassee at perhaps two dollars
per yard, and it is trimmed upon a lining, that
means that it is cut up into small pieces and
patched upon the foundation either at home or
by an untrained dressmaker, and tbs result "i
the worrying of the silk, which was originaliv
pretty if not very solid, out of all its beauty
and a “design,” If one can call that a design
whlcnis a mere purposeless combination of
atoms It ig pulled here and pinned there and
pronounced all right, and it will go through the
few occasions which represent to its owner the
winter’s campaign, coming out very much di
iapid&ted, but with perhaps enough of the
original fabric left in a decent state of preser
vation to “trim on” a dross for her daughter
next year. 6
Kich white toilettes are very beautiful in
handsome private parlor* and drawing rooms
where the color is furnished bv pictures car
pets, hangings, upbolsterY, and for several
winter* past very rich white toilettes have been
especially favored in high and refined circles,
and there have been magnificent receptions
where, with one or two exceptions, ail the
ladies present were attired in white silk, satin,
or brocade, enriched with exquisite lacos or
embroidered with pearls or white 'jet
ia designs that had cost months of
labor. The white idea has penetra
ted to the secondary strata this winter,
and white damassee and white surah aud white
satin are used for two-thirds of the dresses in
tended for ball room and evening purposes.
White toilettes, however, made out of rather
restricted materials, ard worn in great bare
halls and rooms on semi-public occasions, are
a very different thing from the beautiful white
attire, upon which expense has been lavished
and which is worn in the midst of an oriental
profusion of color furnished by pictures, hang
ings, carpets, rugs, and choicest household
decorations. A pretty white dress here aud
there is like a l : ne of white light, n ter out of
place, but a preponderance of white in very
large neutral l-ipacas, especially pi it, undUtin
guishable white, is anything but briUlsnt or
effective, and this is what nes happened on
several occasions when very tine results from
elegant bail dressing were anticipated. Short
dresses are very generally ana wisely adonted
by yourr ladies who danoe, hut a plain, short
single skirted white or light dress is not
graceful or becoming in a ball room, and really
offends the eye, because it seems inade
quate to the occasion. Plain skirts and
dresses little trimmed should be trained for
evening wear, and also made of really rich ma
terials, because the beauty of the fabric Is in so
large part the beauty of the dress. The pret
tiest ball dresses ever worn by young ladies
were the short combinations of white and fine
embroidered in us ins with pale pink, blue, or
cameo tinted silk or sarin. the tri rruing of satin
Mended-with the muslin and displaying the
A pretty short dress of rubv silk was worn
recently, trimmed with black laco plaitirgs
and flue ruffles of muslin embroidered with
ruby floss. Another was all white and short,
but the front was covered with rows of lovely
beaded lace and fringe, and a beaded lace
drapery bordered with fringe was curtained
off trom the sides, and the ends employed to
assist in the formation of the drapery at the
back. The drers was a low square, high on
the shoulders, aud shaped like a cuirass.
Bed is less used for ball dresses than last
year. Ills too dtep and striking, and makes
the wearer too conspicuous. A soft shade of
pink is always pretty, and some lovely dresses
hßve been seen of it in rich satin finished silk,
trimmed with white Breton lace of a dainty
pattern, but neither plaited nor beaded. Pale
pink is also very fashionably trimmed with
white jet fringes and lace.
The cold weather has brought out so many
comfortable, jolly, cosy, warm and picturesque
suits and garments that a brief mention must
be made of them. The “ policeman's" jacket
is of a feather cloth, buttoned straight dowu
the front and showing no trimming. It Is al
ways accompanied by a "My Lady” set of furs,
in seal or otter, or the natural beaver, and con
sisting of v. cape, straight across the back—a
coachmans cape, in fact—and muff. The
bonnet ia a modified poke of beaver, knocked
in and tied down with bro.-id garnet or striped
old gold and garnet satin ribbon. Another
very stjiish street outfit consists of a short,
plain skirt of seal brown velrot; a coat of ecru
feather cloth, and collar, muif and cap of seal
fur. The "Mother Hubbard” suit is a Have
lock of dark green cloth, over a kilted dress ;
a bonnet of dark green velvet, trimmed with
ft border of brown fox fur; brown fox fur boa
tied at the throat, and bag muff.
The “pilgrim” suit is a "jersey” dress in
seal brown cloth or serge, and pilgrim ulster
with cape and hood. The waist is hed about
with thick green silk cords, with spikes upon
the ends, and the hood is lined with brown
satin. The same style is made in invisible green
and indigo blue, but it is more correct in
The new and light warm make of “feather”
, and beaver cloths has revived the round cloth
cloaks, which are less expensive and more
durable tban the silk fur-lined. The ecru
shades are preferred, and they are finished
with satin lined hoods or fur collars. Instead
of clasps enormous metal hooks and eyes are
used for fastening.
The rich dolman cloaks of satin at mure silk
lined with plush are a great success, the ex
treme elegance of their appearar.ee being
quite equal to their cost. They have largely
superseded the seal and fur-dined cloaks.
There are always new and pretty ideas in
jewelry for gifts shout Christmas and
New Year’s time, and. of course, this
rear i3 no exception te the rule. The
bangle bracelets are fashionable as ever,
but they have become richer, and are
ma 1e in more massive form. The newest are
serpentine and perfectly flexible. They, can be
twisted round the arm, and cling to it es if
they were alive. These in silver and gold imi
tate the scales of a suake skin, and are expen
sive; but there are silver bangles, smooth,
though unpolished, with heads and tails imi
tated in fine wire work, that are very effective,
and can be purchased at from ten to fifteen
dollars per pair, and these are bought eagerly.
Fine gold bangle bracelets of the newest
patterns are single, and the fastening is a per
fect imitation of an enlarged hook and eye.
Others show an old fashioned “catch” orna
mentation. Still others, bars nailed with tur
quoise, besides reproductions in endless variety
of the novelties of last year: butter cups and
clover leaves in colored gold; Japanese fans
and plaques of gold decorated with some
pretty design—alight house; a ship; a bird on
the wing above tiny grasses or flowers; or the
and inty figure of a pet animal or a child. The
colling snake is seen in girdles as well as brace
lets, and also in bangle rings in gold as well as
ailver. The girdle is light, but tas a massive
appearance, and is made in one or two heavy
coils, while tbe bracelets and rings show from
two to six and seven.
Lace pins are as fashionable as ever, and
there is not much that is new in them, for in
genuity has been exhausted, and all fanciful
leaf flower and designs are now so well copied
in cheap imitations that few can tell the differ
ence without close examination. The effort,
therefore, in real jewelry is to find antique
models to copy, and these usually require
much fine work, and are not at all showy. One
of these forms a double carved bar, crescerit
shaped in the centre, and set closely with
mounted balls of gold. Between the bars are
three tiny.oval frames In which are most ex
quisitely mounted gems—a diamond in the
centre; a ruby and sapphire on either side.
The dramas are sudded with flat gold nails,
smaller than a pin head, which have
however, refractory power, and the whole
effect is beautiful though not showy.
It is a style that would be good forever!
Lovely long lace pins are also formed of fine
cameos set with diamonds, and there are
enmeo pendants with antique heads of female
warriors, wish earrings to match, in which the
workmanship is equal to any now produced.
1 he rage in diamond jewelry is for single
stone3—solitaire earrings, bracelets composed
of a single row of large diamonds, and necklace
to match. These cost a fabulous sum. but oc
ccsionally a woman is decked out in them. At
a recent ball one lady wore diamond bracele's
anl necklace, a diamond tiara, diamond clasps
with enormous centre stones, diamond ear
rings, and a diamond buckle holding a portion
of her white satin drapery. She was literally
a blaze of diamonds; but no one could possi
bly have envied her, for they only made ter
the theme of much ill-natured and disagreea
ble comment—and as it was probably her hus
band who owned them, and her husband's
vanity instead of her own that made her wear
them, she was an object of pity rather than
envy or blame.
The most important element In parlor orna
mentation now-a-days, is an open fire of wood
or coal, and a set of brass fire irons, including
fender and andirons or coal scuttle. An outfit
costs from forty to fifty dollirs, including fen
der, un’ess one is lucky enough to find them in
a second hand bric-a-brac shop for something
less. But they certainly brighten surrounding
objects wonderfully, and to gentlemen on New
Year’s day, the open fire has enormous attrac
tions. The great jars cf Laknona or Nan kin
blue china are nothing new, but they are as de
sirable as ever, and large sums are spent on
them as a permanent investment, but a novelty
fas a part of fashionable furnishing) are the
brorze incense burners, copied from ancient
temples, in which pastilles, emitring a slight
fragrant smoke, are constantly kept burning
German p -rcelain lamps have uecome a part
of every modern household, and supplement
the high lights of chandeliers most charming
ly. They are set upon stands made for the
purpose, and are most useful for lighting up H
dark corners and for looking over books or
fine engravings.
For table ute all the old shapes In Jugs are
revived, and copied in finest ware, with most
costly hand decorations. The American Ait
Pottery Works have sent out some beautiful
forms r cently and the decoration of them is
not disdained by our best'known artiste. Table
dessert, lunch and individual|wares have
come teparate departments, for which special
designs are made, and these are most used, as
they are moss suitable for gifts. There are
de-sert sets iu which each plate is decorated
with a different kind of fruit, the rims showing
a delicate bordering of flowers aud leaves!
Oval dishes and compotiers are made to match
Ic-* cream seta consist of a large oval dish
with Inverted flutings and round handies deco
rated w th a long branch of bl- ssoms and fruit
and accompanied by a dosen of the largest
sized desert plates, fluted and decorated ti
match. X
For gentlemen thero are lovely individual
sets of Loyal Worcester, consisting of coffee
cup and saucer, and fat, quaint little cream
jug, and ther '.are also milt and bread sets for
lunch, composed of bowl, saucer and plate, of
Wedge-wood or Copeland—the decoration Of
the latter usually red clover flower leaf ani
stal uL. A ‘JS* and kaPPy idea is a dog and cat,
or little old man and woman, In sliver in
closed in a satir.-Uned morocco case, and used
as individual salt and pepper boxes, after the
style of Norwegian peasant pottery.
'I he new basque figures reproduce all the
Cha ecteristie national figures and costumes,
and are interesting on that account as well as
for the artistic beauty and grace of color and
naoulding—the peasant of the Black Forest,
the Tyrolean youths and maidens; but the lat
est are the perfect reproductions of the actors
in coetumo of ths Ober-AniDierMu Passion
(Joseph Haler), tbe man
tus and the Judai being the handsomer and
most striking.
fashion of sending Christinas and
New Yea s cards has established Itself among
us. aud grown with the rapidity we are accu£
tomed to see in whatever takes strong hold of
our peop.e. A few years ago Christ
mas cards wera unknown here; now
they are bought almost by the
hundreds; artists compete in offering
designs, ami the legends are ex
pressive of refinement and literary taste. All
over the world these missives are sent. They
have superseded the valentine aud are more
universally applicable. Year by year the de
signs have improved and become more grace
ful, more refined, more true and more artistic
The enormous advance in chromo lithography
has sided this development, and to-day a
five cent Christmas card shows finer design
more delicacy In the treatment, and better
color than the most elaborate productions of
the painter’s art twenty or thirty years awo
The latest and tbe favorites for the S^on
ay--: g£
and dressed like their own great grandmother
and grandfather- such children as Fate Greena
way, in an inspired moment struck tvpoa and
made tbe whole world crazy for—the reaction
from tbe conventional fine lady child, that Is
brought up at hotels and watering places, te
surfeited with the world before she Is fifteen,
and ready to commit suicide at twenty.
No wonder the Christmas card child is a suc
cess. She is the one who used to go on errands
of mercy in a cloth cloak and woolen hood,
who was pleased with empty spools and but
tons put on a string in winter, mid "daisy
charms” in summer, and who sits on the door
steps in old picture books, with her kitty by her
side eating her bread and milk supper.
Who knows but perhaps the new fashion in
Christinas cards, with their sweet, innocent
faces and legendary verses, will bring back the
i Id fashioned child. Jennie June.
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