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fA TOUG LAST's Re1 3l3T. I'll bet you two dozen of Houbi St sies and a half," said Cecil Vane a "that I make that handsome, Major Ros propose to me be go back to London." ,Ceoell" repled Louise Vane, who was flush of her dignity as an engaged lady. "Why Major l oes can't be han six or eight ald thirty at the ut il that Is old in the eye of a girl of " retorted Cecil, tugging mischiev crochet work for whe two sisters ng on the shingle of Walmer Beach, in that very womanly but not ex Sand Cecil Vane were orphans, but c ca.efuily and tenderlybrought up by mother's sister, a Mrs. ChartersI-her a wldoww-and were now spending with rilativetheir annual month or six weeks seaside. the elder of the sisters, was a tall, ed-looking blonde of some two-; y, with clearicut, regular features,, her reserved deportment. COe.a on gtotry, whbo was three years her Jnior, ptei w4uate brunette, with large p,'sub nos--yes, literally snub- of lis, the hltest of teeth, and a that mtight be truthfully character smov. " nmrsued the welder sister with ondsscling patronage which the of e sex onsoleusly and preoom Sflay towards these who have not approwrlted. "that It would oe more discreet, Cecil, if you were to te .more reserve whilst speelkng geatlmen like---" youro diganted self oh, sagest of sis hed the willful deoll. etled, Louise Vane was about to sah retort, when a low, deepImelo m behind them said, archly: m.rning to you both, fair ladles." f, sters turned and hastily rose from visedoeats of shingle, for, stand them, hate in hand, and with a teeting on their faces, were Major lis friend Capt. Dynevor, who had down from the hot, stuffy barracks ata B a whiff of osone on the beach. So persons were walking, or rather up and down the long stretch of t the footsteps of the two officers heard by either of the girls, tt they had arrived soelose to to e to addreesthem. Vane received them with the self of a thoroughly well bred woman. was onrdial, but at the same Poor little Cecil, on the con row hut and cold by turns, mand then erimson over face and brow. How ht they not have overheard of what i.aying to her-lsster? shouid you say to a walk with us as own, Loulse?" asked Capt. Dy of ee Vane. of whom he had taken as a matter of lght, his brother, of that depot, eing that young "I know you'd both like to new yacht. She'e a little e lse as .she, Wilfrid?" inquired about five tons. Justlarge enough four or five of us for a cruise." Wame is the Tarantula." , that is really too bad!" exclaimed all her the Cecll, if you like," put with a demure smile, and a ownward at the bright face at htr coquettish artillery in order, h irst shot. you," she said, casting an arch a the handsome, stalwart major, -losed dark eyelashese. "Tat ml. Thanks, moasieur, for my y1acht Is the Ceooil," said Sone for me, thouht eo l. Miss Ceol Vane,' put in Dynevor usly, 'that the change of name of may not be ominous for Rose." do?" asked Cecll. . , ou know, the bite of the tarantula oalred la spite of herself. She fan tDyevor penetrated her design of g te sedate looking soldier on arm she hunr. I dare say ojar.Rose can take care of he is- nough," she was about to say, when from her sister warned her of the she had been about to pewetrate, stopped suddenly. Roes smilel. know," he said pleasantly, "that put me in mind of Shakespeare's did not know whether to take this as eat or otherwise. It might be com y to her powers of repartee. But, other hand, there was no disguising that Beatrice was somewhat free and her habit of addressing gentlemen fe'ward in fact. . dO notalogether admire Beatrice,"eho admire Beatrice!" exclaimed Ernest "In my opinion, she is the very queen ;' P haps so. But only fancy her being Into~faling In love with Benedict." enedlet was equally foolish." but Benedict was a man," retorted means," said Major Ross, laughing, men are so vain that the mere hint by party that a woman admires him will a man to that woman s feet." omen are more prudent and reticent," Louise Vane, with dignity. ot always," returned Major Ross, quiot I believe that in her heart of hearts, always intended to try to captivate even if she had not overheard the es praising him." colored scarlot. The subject was get warm. Wihe began to feel certain that Roes had overheard her wager with sslter. "And," continued the major, relentlessly his advantage, "I believe the .very any man seeming to be impervious to abaaff of feminine artillery"-here he maliciously at Cecil-"pults the whole arms, to see who shall have the glory tnding out some treachorous chink in the in which he has encased himself." haven't scored this tkne," said Cecil to "That's one for him." Th.r she sald. ,"B at surely, you do not call Beatrice ', uette r , I do, and one of the most danger 'nd that is---" "hose who hide their Intention to capti vate ' O ite sex beneath the mask of indilter , for once in her life, when indulgi.n in with a gentlemen, had not a word to Lhe felt, as she afterwards expressed ltolJpletely "shut up." avornd Lluise Vane had strolled on a way .ahead, and woe~ waiting opposite Zstland Arms, at Kingsdowa, for their to join them. In front of that Sup on the pebble-strewn beach, lay tee th w act, Tarantula, henceforth to be .,adaywas superb--the san hot, the sky oudleb mnd Intensely blue. Before the par lay the sea as amooth as glass, whilst an d in the glorious Downs were hundreds a vesselb in the ruar of them, and a the lefr was Walmer Castl made by the names of two Lords Warden the Cinque Ports, the " Iron Duke," Ar .t Wellington, and that most airy and of statesmen, Viscount Palmerston. a We I.on camp-bed, beneath those tur full of years and honor, the con df Napoleon. There planned the D'Or Debate many of his most brilliant di otetwo ears and their fair companions t of all this momentarily as they the eastle. However, the Im.edilate of theday was to ispect the ci-devaunt little toy vessel lay hauled up on the ,but all "taut and trim," and ready for a moment's notice. So diminutive was It needed but three or four stalwart en to drag her down to the water's same fashon as is adopted with a than whilch she was not much JhtuIed h 06Y 0saUP - a(:~ ~II s -Oahlnttlavmel d they should then and thliere take a couple of hours' sail. "There is not much wind, it is true," said he; "but the light breeoe is quite sufficient for so small a craft." "Oh delightfull" exclaimed Cecil. But Misesane hesitated. "Auntie would be nervous if we were late forour early dinner," she said. "But at what time do you dine then, Miss Vane ?" inquired the major. "At two o'clock, Major Ross." "Oh, there is ample time then," returned the major, looking at his watch. "It is but just five minutes after eleven. Suppose we sail out into the Downs, among those splen did Indiamen, and take a look round ?" "Just the thing," assented Capt. Dynevor. "And there is a huge emigrant ship lying at anchor close in. N you see her Louise-that .lage vessel with the white hull ? Thai is the tity of Melbourne. She arrived in the Downs List night from the river. She is outward bouhd for Sydney, and I am sure that a sight of her crowded decks would greatly interest and amuse fhe ladies." Miss Vane allowed herself to be overruled. Half a dozen sturdy, sunburnt boatmen speed ily launched the little yacht. Some biscuits and a bottle-of wine for the ladies were pro cured from theletland Arms; the snow white sails of the fragile vessel were set, and her owner steering her, the tiny bark took her way seawards. A single boatman accom panied the party. Major Rose and Wilfrid Dynevor, it must be understood, were not recent acquaintances of the Vanes. They had known Mrs. Char teris and her nieces for two years, and had been constant visitbrs at the elder lady's town house. Besides which, as has been already stated,,Capt. Dynevor's brother was about to be married to Louise Vane. So there was not that Seeling of restraint among the little party that would have been experienced had they been almost strangers to one another. Wilfrid, as was natural, more especially made hisbrother's fiance his care. So Cecil was left to the charge of Major Ross. Scarce ly anything so rapidly conduces to friendly intercourse between the sexes asassociation at a picnic or a boating party. And leoil, as she stood by Major Ross' side, and watched his skillful manipulation, with his nervous, supple brown fingers, of the wheel of the little vessel whilst, at the same time, he amused her with much lively repar tee and anecdote, began to discover that he was by no means so "old" and uninteresting and sedate as she had hitherto supposed. The Major could be a remarkably attractive man ,if it so pleased him. And nobody, to have glanced at Cecil's animated face, as she gaily chatted with him could have accused her of Indifference to the charm of his con veation. In fact, Cecil herself, although she had made the assertion to her sister that a man of the major's age seemed so old to a girl of nineteen, was, nevertheless, precisely one of those girls who are always more attracted by men considerably their seniors than youths of their own age. The loving but volatile nature was con scious of the want of a strong arm, clear in tellect, and warm heart on which to rely. Be sides, the major was, in reality, but six-and thirty. Cecil began to think that if she lost her wager, and the major proved invulner able, she should be unhappy for life. "And, oh if he should haveoverheard what I said to Iouise," she thought, "he will set down everything I say and do to mere vanity and the empty desire of captivating another heart." Poor Cecil I She already repented of her rashness, and Instantly registered a vow that she would make no more such wagers. As for the major, whether he had or not overheard the young lady's bet with her sister, it was impossible to discover from his demeanor. Gay, and chatty, and lively, and amusing, he was with Cecil as he might have been with any other lady. He pointed out to her all surrounding objects of interest But there was nothing of tenderness in his manner, nor did his conversation once trench on that de batable land which separates friendship from love. Cecil caught herself more than once wishing that her companion would not be quite so "cool and collected." At last the little yacht arrived alongeide the gigantic emigrant ship, the City of Melbourne. It was not d ilcult for persons of sLeh social position as Major Ross and his party to gain admission to her decks, and very much amused were the young ladies with the mot ley scene displayed thereon. At length, how ever, the "time and tide that wait for no man." warned them that they must, however reluct antly, take their departure shoreward. All persons who have seen the far-famed Downs, from Deal Beach, when the roads are crowded with shipping at anchor, must be well aware that a large number of steam-tugs are constantly passing up and down amongst the moored vessels, seeking for employment; that employment being to tow homeward bound vessels on their way up the Thames, or outward bound vessels in the contrary direc tion. All the little party, save the major himself, had safely re-embarked in the Tarantula, when, as he descended the side of the emi grant ship, one of these tugs, passing too close to her, in order to hail her in the hope of a job, caused such a swell that, as the major's foot touched the half deck of the little yacht she was dashed with great violence against the side of the leviathan vessel and immedi ately capsized. It was as the contact of a walnut shell with a large copper cauldron. Boats were imme diately lowered from more than one of the surrounding vessels, and those of the Taran tula's party, besides the boatman who accom panied them, were speedily picked up. But where was Cecil? "Great heaven!" exclaimed Louise Vane, as, trembling with excitement, she stood on the deck of the City of Melbourne. "My sister has been sucked under the bottom of the ship!" For a moment Major Ross himself thought so. In that moment, as by an electric flash, was suddenly revealed to him the fact that, in spite of all his studied and stoical indiffer ence, the lost girl was incomparably dearer to him than all the world beside. In the in tensity of agony he felt-as we all do feel at such moments-how doubly, trebly dear is the loved one we seem to have lost forever. He stood on the deck of the emigrant ship, all his energies literally paralyzed for the space of a single minute. Then the magical instinct of love-love that clings to hope even when hMipe itself is gone-showed him a frag ment of something white entangled in the anchor-cable of the City of Melbourne. It was Cecil, whose light summer dress had been caught in the cable ! In that instant, Ernest Ross was overboard and swimming to the spot, amid the loud cheers of the crews of the surrounding vessels. But, oh, horror! As he seized the dress of the drowning girl the slight fabric gave way, and she sank? A groan of eympathizing pity burst simul taneously from all the-spectators of that har rowing scene. But the next moment the still, deadly-white face rose to the surface. The beautiful, dark locks had become unbound in the struggle for life, and, grasping them firmly-always the safest way to rescue a drowning person Major Ross at last succeeded in getting the insensible girl into one e(t the many boats which had come to his assistance. Cecil was speedily conveyed into the cabin of the captain of the City of Melbourne, where, by the aid of blankets and hot brandy and water, consciousness was soon restored. Then it was that-at such supreme moments the mask is involuntarily dropped-the secret of the young girl's heart unconsciously be trayed itself in her first words: "Oh, Louise, is he-is-is Major Ross safe?" What cared the major then for witnesses of the scene? Had a hundred been present, in stead of their own party, the captain, and the ship's doctor he would not for the uni verse have kept silence. All his assumed in difference vanished-the mask fell from his face, and in that moment of love and rapture the words burst Impulsively from his quiver ing lips: "Cecil, darling, lam here and safe, and life is nothing to me unless I may pass it with you at my side." With a sigh of ineffable happiness and satis faction, Cecil again sank unconsciously back upon her pillow as Ernest Ross, seizing her cold white hand: covered it with kisses. T.he doctor here interposed, and all but Louise Vane were peremptorily ordered to the cabin. Word was sent to Mrrs. Charterie of the ac oldes4 to her noees, wh ssa mhae 1r that "O riUt 1 -4em- board th4 next horning Cecil was pronounced "Ha ' the wooing that's not long a doing,' says the proverb. And the old adage proved most applicable to the courtshi of Ernest Ross and Cecil Vane. With all her butterfly attributes, Cecil was a true woman at heart. She learned to look up to and rely on the strong, tender, lov oing nature. She no longer thought Mr. Ross And so a day came when the pretty, coquet tish little head was nestling confidingly be neath a long, soft, silky brown beard, and Cecil's eyes were cast down, and there was the least possible quiver of her saucy lips, as she said, tearfully: "Then you overheard my stupid, vainglo rious boastto Louise, Ernest ?" "Yes, darling and though I had admired you before, I determined from that hour to try and make you love me." 'Ah I'" murmured Cecil; "you have suc ceeded only too well !" "It was very conceited of me to think that I could do so, I know," said Major Ross; "but the temptation was so great." And as he spoke, he raised the little head that lay on his breast, until the sparkling black eyes, now softened by love, looked trustfully into his own. "Ah I' again said Cecil, "Iwas equally vain. It was haf a dozen of one and six of the other, Ernest." "Well, dear one, let us admit that it was a drawn battle." "Agreed." A tender embrace sealed the compact, and Cecil, through all her happy days of wife hood and motherhood, never for one day re gretted the result of her wager. . . . ..14 4 ,. - "METRENCEMMENT AND RZEFORM.' Editor Democrat-I see in the DEMORnAT 8 letter from Mr. Thomas H. Lewis, of Opelouses, whom I know to be a thoughtful patriotic gen tleman, of fine ability, in whl'h is the following paragraph; "The excessive expenditures of 1877 lover those of 1858J are due to salaries and offl.es fixed by the present constitution, from which there can be no relief except by a sweeping change of that instrument." I hbg leave humbly to submit, that Mr. Lewis may be in danger of being somewhere in the neighborhood of what might be found to be error. He is evidently not aware of the process of statuting salaries out of ro·stitutioalt fl.ration, whl'h received the positive sanction of the Radical Legislature, and a quasi, if not affirma tive, approval of the Democratic one. He does not seem to know that the former enacted that the Supreme Judges should each have 9e600 a year more than the constitution speciflally or dained for them, and the latter enacted their former salaries. t.ee act 28, extra session. 1877.1 So much for I islative precedent. How the executive part of the government stands on the subject I know not; but I infer its department of justice considers Ludeliag et als. to have "got off" beyond reach with $75.o00 of the State's money, viz., .2o00 apiece for five judges during 1871 to 1876, inclusive. The constitution pro videl for $7o00 for the Chief Justice and $7000 for each Associate Justice: but statute As of 1871 provided for $10,0o0 for the Chief Justice and s$W00 for each Asociate Justice, and the "extra" judicial duty thus imposed was faithfully per formed for six years. Why, then, have a convention, Mr. L? Had you not better join us in preparing a bill for thb next Legislature, changing the constitutional salaries by statute? I am sure this would be constitutional, because I have consulted coun sol who opine that inasmuch as the jteople fix ed the salaries in their constitution, without Yrohibiting the change of therm, therefore the egislature has unlimited discretion to increase or diminish them. There being, then, no question about the con stitutionality of such legisla ion such bill would pass unanimously, the legislators being to a man retr-nchers and reformer., as they all. in view of serving the State, have repeated ly declared to the people. What more, then, do we want than a statute fixing the following salaries, viz: For Gov ernor. Ie00o; fr Chief Justice. .,soo: for each Associate Justice $4600: for Auditor, $4000; for Treasurer, $4ooo; for Secretary of State, assoo; fr Attorney General (the office I expect), s15,000; and for legislators, perquisites (?) Let us retrench. Respectlully. O. Q. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. PoPULAR GooDs.-Attention is called to the advertisement of Leighton's. A perusal of his card of cheap rates will no doubt interest the dressy gentlemen of this community. Take a look in at Leighton's window, corner Canal and St. Charles streets. A good piano if a treasure; hardly can any article be found which gives more real pleasure. Mr. Philip Werlein, 135 Canal street, has In store the latest and most highly improved styles now manufactured. Reader. if you want a piano get it at Werlein's. You may rely upon it, that it will always afford you pleasure. Messrs. W. G. Coyle & Co. have removed their office to 85 Carondelet street, corner of Gravier. They always have on hand large quantities of the best coal at the lowest market rates. All orders left at their office will be promptly filled and sent to any part of the city. Special atten tion is also given to orders from steamships. See their card. To Ta.PAYaes.-Attention is called to the advertisement of John Klein & Co.. bond, stock and note brokers. No. 33 Carondelet street. These gentlemen will pay all e ty taxes prior to 1876 at a liberal discount They also advertise to pay State taxes of 1873. 1874 1875 and 1876 on the most favorable terms. Parties interested in such things should give them a call. BurTTEn, CHESE, ETo-We take particular pleas ure in directing attention to the advertisement of our frinds, Messrs. Sethwarbacher, Frow enfeld & Pfelfer, corner of Poydas atnd Maga zine streets, who are receiving daily, by rail and river, ftesh lots of butter (Eastern and West ern), cheese. Dickles. pigs' feet. sugar-cured hams. etc.. to which we direct the attention of the trade. Our worthy frieind, Tom Clark. wields the seeitre over the butter and cheo-e depart ment, which is enough to say on that subject. Road Navra's invitation to the China Palace. New goods at Offner's. Monday. Go to Offnor's only for new and choice china, glass and crockery. We have already called attention to the grand military ball to be given by Battery B, First Regiment Louisiana Field Artillery, on Wednes day evening, November 14. Since then we have heard so many rumors in connection with the same that we are satisfied it will be one of the most attractive and plea ant affairs of the season. Our readers undoubtedly will await with anxiety further particulars, which will be made known as soon as all arrangements are complete. WHAT A WONDERFUL DISPLAY at H. BI. Stevens 109 Canal street! Judging from the amount and great variety of handsome clothing displayed upon the counters of this elegant establishituent, we should say the captain did not waste much time at the North in pleasure. His whole energy, taste and superior jtdgment must have been taxed to have seleted such a beautiful as sortment of goods. Our htostt dressed citizens are appreciating the efforts the 'attain has made to give a fir-t class suit of clothes at the lowest possible price, at the same time giving a good fit. Those who have not left their meas ure should do so before the stock is broken. A BEAUTIFUL STOCK OF MILLINERY.-One of the greatest attractions at pr'sent on Chartres street is the superb millinery establishment of Moue. Itosa Reynoir. No. 9. This tasty lady has purchased everything that the ingenious mind of this experienced milliner could conceive as beautiful in the way of fashionable shapes in felts chips, straws and velvets, trimmed in the latling styes. She has also a variety of Berlin zephyr slipper patterns. which are very pretty. Mme. Reynoir opened her dressmaking de partment on the 15th. This department is man aged by one who is well known as a most ex perienced and competent artiste-one with whom the ladites can place their work and feel satisfied that they will have a good tit, and the latest style. Be sure and give Mine. Rosa RBy noir a call. A NEw TaINe-Many of those who daily throng Canal street no doubt have noticed the active preparationi going on at No. 147. The doors were thrown open on Monday last, and such a display of novelties we have rarely seen before. The Chicago Trade Pdla e is destined to be come a very popular place. The prices are such that one cannot get away with t.o children without buying something. The prices charged for beautiful toys, and in fact every thing uis played in this establishment, is so small that it almost seems to be given away. Now is a good time to lay in a stock for the children's Christ mas. The propriietors, Messrs. Levy Bros.. buy from the bankrupt sales in Chicago; one of these gentlemen being in that city to watch the sales, and only purchasing such articles as can be sold here at great bargains. Don't fail to give them a call. 04ou4r loe ceesets, Fashions tin Paris-Th e Latest in Celtilb -New Hats-utalatlite-Large Ctllars, Etc. WARJM NOTEM, The autumn dress materials have become a uniform in Paris. Neigeuses and bourrettes, bour res de soie and bourres de lainme stripes and speckles, are the exclusive oboice o the day. The beauty of this season's fabrios is a fleecy lamb's wool effect; their comfort lies in extreme light. neos and warmth. A fluffy velvety down is as wel come to the touoh as are its sober tints to the eye. When the foundation is drab, gray, cheat nut, blue, myrtle, or slate, these colors are en livened with bright, knotty designs, and among the most curious are way-posts, mile-stones, turnpike-gates, long telegraph lines, here and there broken by ta bright ump of wool. A tight cord of smooth silk is drawn horizontally, and over it roll yellow, scarlet and green dots, with larger balls, called soap bubbles. Next in favor oome natte woolens of one color. The tints preferred are tawny mare, deep, yet bright blue, and sealskin and they have corresponding brocaded velots, colored rilks and matelases. These fncy plain colors are much recommended in oloth for mantels and coatings. BRioh velvet in softly graduating tints of drab to otter and of absinthe to moss are among the richest fabrics segn up from Lyons, being for robings and court ire. As regards the make of the ladies' dresses, a few innovations in the decorative department are noticed. For instance, the baok of a fashblonable bodice as the central pieoe of a different material; it may be falile or velvet, and is sometimes even open worked; eleeves are tight and have to be buttoned on the wrist. Waists are tighter; and, in fact, the correct thing is to have a bodice so much like a corset that it differs only from the latter in point of material; both are laced. A Iarge variety of aooessories are admitted for the ornamentation of these skin fits. There are first, over-ohemi settee, which some call berthes; they are col larettes with rever, some being made of chenile and lace, others oi velvet ribbon, feathers, em broidery, lingerie, blonde frillings, etc. The newest are trimmed with fine organdi-borders, worked by hand with pale floss silk. Another model has a kind of ephod attached, and made of satin, faille or velvet; on It are worked mono. grams or hieroglyhio symbols. OOIFFUrre A LA MODE. The greatest number of coiffures come quite low at the back, or quite high, and for the former style "atogan" braids or the "French" twist are chiefly employed, and occasional additions are made by short curls placed in some graceful way. The demand for finger puffs amounts al most to a rage, and, in consequence, they are to be found in a variety of sires. A petty style is to wear two large puffs, placed in upright posi tion at the back of the head, forming the entire dressing, with the addition of smaller ones at the top. A broad head may require three puffs at the back. Three large finger puffs may also be brought high on the head, forming the ootffure, and an other pretty way is to combine a braid with puffs bringing the former around high on one side of the head, giving a finish on the other side by means of finger puffs. One can hardly exagge rate in regard to the advantages of finger puffs, since apart from their lightness they are easily handled and capable of being plaoed in many different positions. There ls a noticeable absence of all formality in the arrangement of the hair. A stiff unimform ity is entirely banished, and thaus, while one young lady with slender figure and golden looks may becomingly wear her hair done up loosely, even in slight, disheveled style, lookming all the prettier in consequence of what we might cail a "pleasing disorder," her companion of opposite, characterlstios may wear her hair smoothly, even severely, arranged, and both would be equall stylish. Some Jaunty little round hate, however, are of velvet, and those divide favor with felt. In addi tion to berries of other kinds, we find bright red strawberries in luscious looking bunches; cun ning little apples are made up in red velvet, and montures of dark foliage are brightened by fi ,w era of silk, satin or plush. Great beetles, suhob as would give rise to unearthly soreams of temi nine terror, If seen in real life, are considered the sweetest things possible when artificially broosed and placed on bonnets, and the same opinion Is held concerning all manner of bugs, lies and oreeping things. Birds of paradise came first in the way of feathers, but, not to the exolusion of ostrich plumes and tips, which seem to hold their own throuah every hange. Gilt is freely em ployed, and more than all perhape the clair de lone Jet. Shapes are manifold in their varieties, but for the most part display square or slightly pointed crowns of medium height, with narrow brims. OOLORS AND COMBINATIONS. For street wear the leading color is a dark shade of green, which shows a tinge of yellow when held to the light. It is sometimes oalled "moss" green, and in the new tufted and knotted fabrics is combined with lines and dots of raw silk, shot in dashes of yellow, cardinal red, blue. white or lighter green. Beal brown and navy blue hold their own, but both have been so long and well worn that a change is very we:oome, and this beautiful dark green is universally becoming and contrasts ad mirably with the rich shades of crimson or the more delicate Ivory and tilleul. The "snow flake" cloths are as fashionable as ever, and are very pretty made over silk or velvet. These roods in brown are very effective, as the delicate flakes show to fine advantage on the darker shades of this color. LARgE COLLARS. Among the newest anli most distinctive things in lace, are the large collars which have recently made their appearance, copied so strictly from historical portraits that they bring Sir Peter Lely, Louis XIV. and King Oharles Ii. vividly before as. The fabric is a modern manufacture copied from old Brnges point, venetian point and the coarser Flemish laces, very effective in the large shapes, and adding a wonderful air of distinction to a sledenr, stately woman, properly costumed in a close-fitting dress of dark silk or velvet. With these collars a string of beads is worn of gold, coral or amber, which harmonizes well with the historical character of the dress. STALACTITE. Among new fabrics for evening wear, an ex quisite fabric, one of Worth's designs, is called stalasotite. It has a semi-transparent ground, and upon this appear heavier figures in the shape of stalactites, or frost-work. When it comes in white and pale shades it is exceedingly beautiful. There are other grounds in this fabric, of ivery white, conch-shell-pink, the yellow pink of sal mon, delicate blue and rose; the stalactites ap pear in such involved tints on the surface as gold and copper, silver and rose, blue and rose, and bronze and green. k THE FLORAL FAN. Bridesmaids' booauets consist of different kinds of flowers, varying according to the season of the year and the kind of flowers used for dress gar niture. A charming design is a fan composed entirely of flowers. Green is placed at the back of a wire frame about the size of a rather small fan; fringed flowers come next, say lily of the valley, so as to form a graceful looking border, and the remainder is filled in with other varieties according to taste. DRESS MATERIALS. Silk, satin, brocade and damasse are all used for the purpose, and always in oambination, with the single exception of satin, which more fre quently forms the entire dress, with trimmings of lace and tulle. The creamy white may be said to be the most fashionable, but the selection should be governed by what shade will be the most becoming. The trimmings are usually of tulle, crepe hlse, rich fancy fringes and tulle embroideries, whichever will be best an ted to the f:brio used, rich laces being almost invaria bly reserved for use with satin, although this ma terial is not infrequent trimmed simply with tulle or crepe aerse plaitings. GLOvES. The new gloves heavily stitched or embroi dered on the back of the hand have bee, previ ously described, and divide favor with the self. stitched in the same delicate styles hitherto pre sented. As to color, the medium shades lead, but serviceable and even handsome gloves are brought out in dark hues, while for aress occa sions we find all manner of pale tints, to qay nothing of white. 4 LACES. Autumn leaves in moss and olive tints are wrought in new black laces for trimmings and for scars. The rainbow and lair de lune beads are also shown in trimming lahes A novelty is black torehom lace for eaosmere and other wool as. 'f>thescet 0p "W w iteu udIUbeuI ra I" i r uuiatd Woobtfor lgene. It is not sonedered "good style" ft a lady to allow her dress to sweep the seiewalk: and when not provided with a distinct "Ewalklng" costume, the easiest, method of lifting the drese that afforded by attaching a ribbon loop on the lower part of the skirt and slipping it over 'he hand. There is an attempt making to push satin for. ward into a prominent plaoein dress fabrics this year, and ol$ve green, with ruby, is considered one of the most stylish combinations, the ruby bin the depending shade and used only to brighten the green. Infante' caps, called skull cape, are again the fashion for the child to wear in the house, and, indeed, all the time. They are of muslino, finely tucked by hand, ieather stitched,. and trimmed with a lace ruohe. The demand for scarf-pine has interfered with the sale of medallions; but ladies who have the latter wear them freely, notwithstanding the soarf-pin la inet now in greater favor. Undressed gid gloves, or gants de Suede, re main very popular, and are shown in all fashion able lengths end colors. .Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Offner has only one store-174 Canal street. opposite Varieties Theatre. FAInDANxs' ScALEs.-In the month of August so car loads of scales were sent out from the Bcale Works. and 99 oar loads of materials for manufacturing scales were received at the works in the same month.--[t. Johnsbury (Vt.) Caledonian, Sept. 21st Now that the hunting season is at hand and sportsmen are making preparations for their usual winter campaign, we would call their at tention to the card of Mr. J. Sagot, No. IN8 Chartres street. Fire arms of all description and articles necessary to a hunter's outfit can be found at his store, in all styles and at rea sonable prices. We advise our friends to give Mr. eaget a call before laying in their supplies. LADIZS, GENTLEMEN AND CHILDREN-YOU are respectfully invited to the new shoe store of Sol. Lion & Co., No. 112 Bsronne street, where you cannot fail to got what you want cheaper than elsewhere. "Burt's button boots" to be had at any time: kid balmorals. goat congress, for ladies and children, of all sizes; gentlemen's super calf and morocco sewed congress; sewed and pegged calf brogans. If we have not the sizes we will make them to order. o80. LIow & Co., 112 Baronne street. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. tMUNICIPAL ADVERTISEMENTS. SEALED PRbPOSALS. Pealed proposals will be received by the un dersigned till MONDAY. October 22, 1877, at 12 o'clock m., for REPAIRING BOYS' HOUSE OF REFUGE, Metairie Ridge, according to plans and specifications on file in the office of the City Surveyor. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Part!es making proposals for the work are required to deposit with the Administrator of Finance. as evidence of their intention to abide by the adjudication, the amount of $100, in cash, which shall be forfeited to the city in case of failure to sign the contract. Bidders to whom contract is not awarded shall have their deposits returned to them on the day the adjudication is made. Proposals to be indorsed "Ptposals for re pairing Boys' House of Refuge." JAMES D. EDWARDS, Administrator of Waterworks and Public Build ings. oclo SEALED PROPOSALS. 8ealoed proposals will be received by the un dersigned till MONDAY, October 22, 1877, at 12 o'clock m., for the filling of square No. 30o, and the streets loading thereto, according to plans and specifications on file in the office of the City Surveyor. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Parties making proposals for the work are required to deposit with the Administrator of Finance, as evidence of their intention to abide by the adjudication, the amount of $1oo, in cash. which shall be forfeited to the city in case of failure to sign the contract. Bidders to whom the contract is not awarded shall have their deposits returned to them on the day adjudication is made. Proposals to be indorsed "Proposals for fill ing square No. s80 and streets leading thereto." JAMES D. EDWARDS, Administrator Waterworks and Public Build ings. oelo SEALED PROPOSALS. Sealed proposals will he received by the un dersigned till THURSDAY, October 25, 1877, at 12 o'clock m., for the building of a SMALL-POX HOSPITAL, according to plans and speciflca tions on flie in the office of the City Surveyor. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Parties making proposals for the work are re quired to deposit with the Administrator of Finance, as evidence of their intention to abide by the adjudication, the amount of $200, in cash, which shall be forfeited to the city in case of failure to sign the contract. Bidders to whom contract is not awarded shall have their deposits returned to them on the day adjudication is made. Proposals to be indorsed, "Proposals for building a small-pox hospital." JAMES D. EDWARDS, Administrator of Waterworks and Public Build. I ngs, 0(10 NOTICE TO BAKERS. MAYonAvrT oF NEw OLEANms, City Hall, October 20, 1877. The average price of fresh flour being this day seven dollars and flftl cents; in accordance with said valuation the price of bread for the week commencing on MONDAY, October 22,1877. will be: Sixty ounces for twenty cents. Thirty ounces for ten cents. Fifteen ounces for five cents. Bakers of bread are required to use only the best flour of the above value per barrel, and the use of damaged or inferior flour in bread offered for sale in this city is prohibited. Consumers of bread are requested to report to the nearest police station any violation of the above ordi nance, either in variation of weight or auality of material. se16 ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. SUCCESSION NOTICES. Succession of F. M. Fisk. SECOND DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PAR 3 ish of Orleans No. 37,663-Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and to all other persons herein interested, to show cause within ten days from the present notification, if any they have or can, why the account pre sented by Mrs. A. E. Greene. testamentary ex ecutrix of the deceased, should not be approved and homologated, and the funds distributed in accordance therewith. By order of the court. oc12 15 18 21" JOHN HERBERT, Clerk. Successlon of Dr. Francois R. Alpuente. .ECOND DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PAR 13 lsh of Orleans. No. 38,940-Notice is hereby givento the creditors of this est te and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within ten days from the present notification, if any they have or can, why the account pre sented by Myrs. Widow Zoe Alpuente, testamen tary executrix of the deceased, should not be approved and homologated, and the funds dis tibuted in accordance therewith. By order of the gourt *W~31 W~b ALI.M By the ShesiR of Poiant. Coup.. SUCCESSION SALE -OF A SUGAR PLANTATION IN THE PARISH OJ POINTE COUPEE. SALE ON NOVEMBER a, 1877. STATE OF LOUISIANA. PARISH OF POINTE COUPEE, PARISB COURT. SUCCESSION OF MRS. M. L. ROSA DES-" TREHAN. No. 658 of the docket of said Court. -Y VIRTUE OF A COMMISSION ISSUED Sin the above entitled and numbered sueooee sion by the honorable the parish court in andt for the parish and State aforesaid, and to me directed, I, the undersigned sheriff of said par ish of Pointe Coupee, will offer for sale by pub. lie auction, and iaccording to law at the door o0 the court-house of said vprish of Pointe Coupee, on SATURDAY. November , 1877, at 11 a. m.. the following described property depending or. said succession, v z 1. A SUGAR PLANTATION, situated in said parish of ?olnte Couuee State of Louisiana, on the right bank of the Mlissisippi river, mesa tring on said river a, front of fourteen and one eighth arpents, more or less, by a depth of sixty-five arpents more or less, on the Iower line and seventy-five arpents, more or less, onl the upper line; said pilniMtion being bounded above by land' formerly belonging to the sue cession of Zenon Porch' and below by lands, belonging to Mrs. Fanny Richer: and extending back to the lands hereinafter secondly deseritL,. and containing about 768 08 acres in area. The, same to be sold together with all the mules thereon (about twenty-four) and all the farm Ing utensils,seed cane and stubble' ane an all the buildings and improvements on said plan. tatin. comprising a sugar-house and purgery.. with engine, machinery, kettles, etc., two dwell ing-houses and outhouses, a stable, a barn, a blacksmith's shop, a cane shed and thirteen double ciabins. 2. A TRACT OF LAND, also situated in said. parish of Pointe Coupe', on False river, meas uring on said river a front of eight arpents, more or less, by a depth of about forty arpents.. bounded on the upper line by lands belongin to Dr. L. L. Ladmtrault, and on the lower lin by lands belonging to Michel Michel and Dr: L. L. Ladmirault; the said land extending back to the lands above firstly described, and con taining in area about 3no.64 acres. The same to be sold together with all the appurtenances and improvements thereron, consisting of . one-story and basement dwelling-house, out, houses, fences, etc. The said two tracts or plantations to be offered and sold sepal ately and in the order aforesaid. Terms and Conditions-One-third of the pur chase price cash, the balance in three equal an. nual instalments payable at one, two and three years from the day of sale; the purchaser, for said credit balance of the purchase price, to fur nish his notes drawn by him to hi, own order and by him Indorsed; said notes to bear inter est at the rate of eight ,er cent per annum from said day of sale till final payment, and to bhe secured by special mortgage and vendor's priv ilege on the property aforesaid; the act of mort gage to contain all the usual clauses, such as the ac't do non alienando five per cent attorney 5 fees in case of judicial proceedings, the lnsur ance of said sugar house on said plantation anad the transfer of the policy thereof to the executor of said succession and all other customary clauses. With the privilege to the purchaser o paying in cash the whole or any part of sa balance over one-third. at his own option. Polnte Coupee, Louisiana September 22,1877. GATIEN DECUIR, Sheriff of Pointe Coupee Parish. For examination of plans of the property and for further particulars. l R DENto S, one tnos No. 104 Canal street. up stairs. AUTCTION MALEM, By Nash & Hodgson. NEAT DOUBLE FRAME COTTAGE, NO. 44' MELPOMENE STREET. Between Magnolia and Clara streets. COMFORTABLE HOME 4 AND GOOD INV.IT MENT. ON LONG CREDIT, AT AUCTION. BY NASH & RODGSON-W. I. Hodgson, Auctioneer-Office N, -. 13 Carondeletstreet On SATURDAY. October 27.1877. at 12 o'clock m., at the St. Charles Auction Exchange, will be sold THAT NEAT DOUBLE TENEMENT FRAME COTTAGE RESIDENCE, slate roof, No, 447 Melpomene street, between Magnolia andOlara streets, (square bounded by Tha ia street,) con taining together eight rooms, cistern, eto., all in very good order and repair, and yielding M month each side, or $192 per annum, and rented toprompit paying tenants. The lot No. 9 is well filled, good banquette, and the lot measures 31 by 100 feet, all more or less, American measure, as per plan at plae of sale. Terms-One-third cash; balance at one and two years, with eight prr cent interest and all usual clfuses, or more cash and shorter time or all cash, at purchaser's option: $200 to be pail cash on the spot to bld the sale; taxes paid.. title guaranteed first-c ass. Act of sale before O. Morel notary. at the ex pense of purchaser, including taxes due and. exigible in 1878, 0014 20Mt By Hoey, Macon & O'Connor. BANK AND INSURANCE STOCKS AT AUCTION. MECHANICS AND TRADERS' AND CANAL BANKS And CRESCENT AND MERCHANTS' INSURANCO COMPANIES. SUCCESSION OF ABNER L. GAINES. Second District Court for the Parish of Orleans No. 39,165. BY HOEY, MACON & O'CONNOR-Nicholas J. Hoeyy Auctioneer-Offlce No. 11 Caronde let street-dn TUESDAY, October 23 1817, at l. o'clock m., at the St. Charles Auction Exchange. on St. Charles street by virtue of an order of the honorable the tecond District Court for the pilrish of Orleans, dated October 9, 1877. rendered in the above entitled matter of the succession of Abner L. Gaines, will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder the follow ing list of valuable stocks to wit- 1. FIFTY SHARES OFl STOCK of the Me chanics and Traders' Bank--ertiflcate No. 54. 2. SIX SHARES OF STOCK of the Crescent Mutual Insurance Comp ny-certificate No. 15 3. ONE HUNDRED AND TWO SHARES OF STOCK of the New Orleans Canal and Banking Company--certificate No. 1. 4. FOUR SHARES OF STOCK of the Mer chants' Mutual Insurance Company-certificate No. 527. Terms of sale-Cash before transfer, 00o11 1 a4 20td By R. M. & B. J. Montgomery. IN THE MATTER OF THE MINORS Mc* KAY. ONE CHEST AND TOOLS, ONE GOLDI WATCH, ONE RIFLE, ONE PARLOR SUIT. OIL PAINTINGS. SIDEBOARD BED-ROOM FURNITURE, ONE UPRIGHT' PIANO. AT AUCTION. Second District Court for the Parish of Orleans No. 39,631. Y R. M. & B. J. MONTGOMERY - ELM.. B-Montgomery, auctioneer-Will be sold on. SATURDAY October 27. 1877, at 11 o'clock a. m. at Old Armory Hall, 87 Camp street, by virtue an " in pursuance to an order from the Hon. A. L. Tissot, Judge of the Second District Court for the parish of Orleans, dated October 10, 1877. Terms-Cash. oc17 21 26 27 CONSTABLE SALES. E. J. Bermudez. Agent, etce., vs. Widow J. B. Galaud. -.OURTH JUSTICE COURT FOR THE ' parish of Orleans, No. 5038-B virtue of a writ of flert facian to me directed by the Hon. F. B. Hernand z, Fourth Justice of the Peace for the parish of Orleans I will proceed to sell at public auction, on FRIDAY, November 2, 1877 at 10o o'clo k a. m., in ft out of my office No. 7 Frenchmen street, in the Third District of this city, the fodowing described property, to wit ONE LOT OF HOUSEHOLD FUBRNITURE. as per inventory on filel n my office. S&ized in the above entitled and numbered Term-Cash on the ot. o91a nos W it UI a S, QOastab