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itoston Transcrlptl me not a woman's radiant eyes the marvels of her soul betray; tremblina of a lip there lies S z of passfon than a glanoo can say. tihould be divine a mouth so sweet, so sweet as thine. Rthp e lids down droopingyou may hide E inner tempests that may reign, 'ut . a.so-hl4led sadness will abide , On the face of one who fathoms pain. .4;eorh should be divine im a mouth so sad, so sad as thinc. :ht . sa night intenser dark doth show flashing of the lightning's red, that cover a majestic woe . o;.der are than wildest tears were shed. h should be divine , 'Fton a mouth so sweet and sad as thine. HETTY'S BEAUX. -i4 MSUISOItTIINII OF RAVING TOO MANY KOVlSUM, ="Did ever any girl have so muoh fuss as I or her beaux," dried Hetty Martin slowly back and forth on the old which guarded the end of the gar eedn't have any fuse, Miss Hetty, if choos," said the good-looking man, who stood outside the gate, and vacantly up the dusty road. 's the way you always talk, An amid Hetty, rather pottishly. "You tired of lecturing me. o o0n to , for it Is not near supper time." 't want to scold or lecture, Hetty," Andrew Marshall, "but you need some to tell you your faults. Your poor don't think you have any, and every those blessed beaux of yours seems to opinion. I verily believe I am the man In Ascot who dares to toll you that frivolous, and trifle unwarrantably affections of those who are fools to admire ani praise you." y strong language, and very plain Andrew," said lHetty, a bright dyig ' r cheeks and neck, "but of Ithank you kindly, A cousin is prlv to insult and wound a young girl, I don't mean it that way, Hotty. I am I have ffonded; but you will get and perhaps thank me in your heart very plain speaking you now sneer t as to James Watts; are you going to tin your refusal? You have encouraged six months past." } 't marry James Watts," said Hetty, ly.' am sure I never gave him .tgoturagement. I went to the Lyceum with him, and lot him put on my the pond. Now it is spring, I want James Watts did well enough for ,,but his very name bores me in the illy you can be Hetty," said her rather rossly. 'James told me to heha hould eave Ascot and go to on hi Hunle s ranch. He said lie for ie here If you persisted in re ,His widowel mother will miss . a.ry and Nathan, yet," said ,dropping her long brown curls ", ' Andrew, there Is Rudolph what of that?" asked Andrew. handsome? I do hope he iscoming should bring him here?" asked An of course," said Hetty, in a tone. "I suppose I never attract Marshali turned away as if weary on ver. ation and wiahlked raptdlyh sawh 4 d h kmiths , ty-look-! , 1._dome man at the a ei~ otel, a small vkept by .al Bmelt r, art, but n with hotel keepi Stopped at the gate over whlih hng, all anxiety to speak to the stranger. afternoon, Miss Martin. COi I see ' mther ?" he asked, with a bow, which tally contrasted with the one whichl Watts gave when he met her, and le decided was "just too elegant for deed. Walk right in, Mr. Larch. is in the kitchen." led the way and gave the gentleman the pretty little parlor. Mrs. Martin stewing over the stove, her face red the heat of the fire, an old brown calico on, and her head tied up in a cotton hief. She was preparing a dish of tosmt for Andrew's supper, for Mrs. Mar was very fond of her stalwart nophew. 'as very much surprised at hearing was occupying her little parlor, but ran e at once to "tidy herself," and wa with Mr. Larch. S my Interrupting you, Mrs. Mar aid Mr. Larch, in his courtly tone "I told by Deacon Whitney that I might ly find board here for a week or two. a.commodations at the little hotel do not t me; the butcher's shop po near is a great on. Can you accommodate me with inonvenience ?" . Martin hesitated. Her circumstances not of the most flourishing. Indeed, if not been for Andrew's board, she and would often have known what pinching was. She had no objection to adding e to her income for the next two weeks, there wore but three bedrooms. The one '« .he occupied herself was too close and small .lar more than one person, then Hetty had one Andrew the other. Mrs. Martin debated _, n her mind whether it would be advisable to Htty to sleep in the garret for a ()uple 9weeks. That young lady had often given mother a specimen of her high temper, and might do so in this instance. '"I hardly know what to say, Mr. Larch. I rid like very much to accommxldate you. you excuse me while I speak to my hter ?" Martin went into the kitchen where was buttering the toast. hat does he want, ma?" she c'ried. "l)o if&rrY up and come and finish this toast. I'm iearly burnt to death. Tell me what he t, though." artin explained in an embarrassed, g manner, adding ' And now Hetty if you would rather have room I'll sleep n the garret. I should not d It in the least, for I need money so oh." es, and I need some now summer dresses," poaded Hetty; "but I will sleep in the myself. Your room is too stuffy this ws.Jther, and the garret is large and clean r low.". ' Mrs. Martin was surprised at her daugh '."r's ready ac uliesconce, but did not stop to .iquire the wherefore. She hurried back to lo her bargain with Mr. Larch, and then _et the supper on the table. fldrew was astonished and apparently not -very well pleased at the arrangement which aunt had made. He took Hetty out in the .a'den after supper, and made her Hit down __ler a big aple tree on a seat which he had made during his leisure hours. "What do you want me out here for?" -,ked Hetty. "Surely you are not boginninif to oourt me on your own account, Andrew? perhaps, it is to give me a second dose of es Watts o, Hetty." said Andrew, gravely. "it is to warn you not to try to get up a Ilirta with Mr. Larch. You must see that he above you in life, and I hope you will t no folly." ave no intention of getting up a Ilirta Andrew," said Hetty, angrily. "Why oa always lecturing me ?" wish I could see you a quiet, contented, Swife" said Andrew, unheeding her "There was Lucius Pellet andDavid either would have made you a good , Hetty. I dislike to see my pretty so vain and trilling. You are nearly years old, and yet you live like a but y ou never help your mother in any .mde the toast for tea, Andrew," cried w-as V3rSIU u&M~,, notgoltto bole hartte DOrisaifnd Euth Thorn." A dark flush came on Andrew's face as his cousin spoke of Ruth Thorn, and he rose at once from the rustie seat and took his way to his shop. "That's wheroI can touch him," said Hetty half aloud. "He just dotes on Ruth, but either she won't have him or else he's too poor to ask her. The Idea I Andrew is thirty, and Ruth must be twenty-nine this spring. Old maid! I'll never be one." "What are you saying so softly, Miss Hetty'?" cried a man's full, even voice. And with a start Hetty saw David Thorn leaning over the garden .ate. A tall, brown faced young follow with blue, honest eyes and a happy smile always on his handsome mouth. He was a builder, and had been Hot ty's steadfast admirer for three years. Once he had asked Hetty to be his wife, and she had rejected him. She looked higher than David Thorn, and was enjoving herself too much in single blesseodness to wish to change her state Lately she had thought much of David and half wished he would give her a second chance of becoming Mrs. Thorn. The young people stood talking by the gate and the dusk of evening stole over them. A small, fragile figure in a dark stuff dress, came down the road with a quick step. The figure of a woman-It was Mrs. Dean, the new schoolmistress. She had come from the city, taken a room at the hotel and applied for the school at Ascot. Not a large school, for Asoot was only a country village. Dea con Whitney, whose word was law about school matters, had taken a fancy to Mrs. Dean's lovely, pale face, and had engagod her without references. No one knew who she was, or atr of her private affairs. She boarded with Mrs. Thomas a respectable widow, and made no acquafntanoes, never visited or attended the lyceum or picnics. Ascot chose to call her a mystery, and sneer at her occasionally. "There is Mrs. Dean," said Hetty, "and there comes Mr. Larch. Why, he has stopped to speak to her. I did not know that he knew her. But only for a minute did Rudolph Larch speak to the school mistress. She was evi dently as cool and distant in manner as ever and when Mr. Larch came by the gate David noticed, even in the dusk. that his face wore a disappointed, half-vexed look. Time went on with its usual rapidity and Ilotty Martin lived as in dream-land. In spite of her cousin's warning she had fallen .esperately, blindly in love with Rudolph Larch. An unreasoning love, for Mr. Larch gave no sign of an answering affection. letty had moved her small ,elongings to the garret, and seated before a small mirror, made every day the most careful toilette and studied her fresh, bright face to see why it was that Mr. Larch failed to offer himself to her. Hetty did not think him indifferent to her charms. He treated her so politely and made her so many pleasant, complimentary speeches that she felt sure he loved her. Yet if he really loved her why not toll her so? Hetty often asked herself this question, but could never arrive at any satisfying solution of the mystery. Mr. Larch declined all picnics, except the school children's picnic. To that he went very will ingly, Hotty choosing to consider him her own particular escort, although her mother and Andrew were also with her. All day long Mr. Larch seemed restless. Hotty asked if he did not find it very stupid. "Not at all," he replied, "I wish I could come here every day." And yet he roamed restlessly through the grounds, as if his mind was ill at ease. He stopped once to help Mrs. Dean tie up a swing for the little ones, although the school mistress did not request his assistance. She stood silent, pale and cold until he had fin ished tying the hard knots. Then she said: "Thank you," in her frigid voice, and turned Isn't she an Icicle ?" said Hetty, who had been watching th m. " My, what distant manners Why, Mr. Larch, you are quite pale. Are you tired ? Have you a head ache ?" "A little pain in my hd, not much," re plied Mr. Larch, thin to himself--'"f I'd said a great pain in my heart I'd been nearer %ht and the truth." David Thorn and Lucius Pellet were quite neglected that day by the lovely Betty, and David sighed as he turned to Anna Ferris and ask her to go with him to find ferns, Hetty having very poditively refused to ac company hfm. Lucius joined him with Charlotte Davis, a pale girl of nearly twenty eight years, who had had a "disappoint ment" in early life, and had never gotten over it. Hetty paid attention to Mr. Larch only, and in truth he seemed to appreciate her little attentions and did all in his power to make the (lay pleasant to her. He made it so pleasant that Hetty went home with her, head in a whirl and her heart full of love for the handsome stranger. She threw herself on her bed in tihe garret that night and dreamed she was Rudolph Larch's wife and living in a grand house in the city. What did she care if James Watts had gone to California and his widowed mother was sor rowing l She was to be ltudolplh's wife. She felt sure of it. People were saying that Lottie Stevens had fainted when she hoard that James Watts had gone suddenly to that far-ofil ranch. "Lottie always showed to everybody how much she cared for .James," Hetty said, un charitably, to Andrew. "Take care, Hetty, or people will Ie say ing after awhile that you always showed how much you cared for Mr. Larch," An drew answered. It was the day after the picni,, and An drew and Hotty were in the pretty parlor, Andrew waiting for his supper, which Mrs. Martin was preparing, and Hetty curled up on the sofa, Mhe said she was tired. "Well, and I guess I have a right to care for Mr. Larch," said Hetty, quite loudly, for she was excited. "lie as much as told me he lovedl me yesterday." "Hotty ! Htty !" sall Andrew "take care. I know Mr. Larch cares nothing for you. He will be gone in a few days and never think of you again, child." "He does love me, and I love him," said Hotty. "When we are married you will bite your tongue out for your cruel words." A step sounded on the threshold of the open door, and looking up, the cousins saw the school( mistress. Behind her stood Char lotte Davis, with a peculiar smile on her pale face. There was no doubt that they had both heard Hetty's remarks. "Excuse me," said Mrs. )ean, "I wish to leave a note for Mr. Larch. Will you be kind enough to give it to him, Mr. Mar shall?" Andrew took the note and Mrs. Dean de parted, bowing to Charlotte as she passed by. "I've come for that basket, Hetty, that you took home yesterday by mistake for yours," said Charlotte. "I hope you are not setting your mind on Mr. Larch, Hetty. He is far above you, and---" "Mlind your own affairs, Charlotte. You have enough to do without minding more," retorted lietty, angrily, and iew out of the room. Mr. Larch was at the tea table with Hotty and her mother, when Andrew came in with the note and laid it down on Mr. Larch's plate. As soon as his eyes fell on the writing on the envelope, a dark, red flush came over Mr. Larch's face, and hie hastily thrust the note in his pocket. "What can the school teacher be writing to him about?" questioned Hettty of her mother, when the meal was ended, and Mr. Larch had gone to his own room. "I have no idea. and no wish to know," said Mrs. Martin, rather tersely. When night had thrown its cloak over the little town of Ascot, Hetty put on a dark shawl and rari out into the garden IHer heart was full, We wished this terribh sus pense about Mr. Larch's love was ended. In two days he would leave them for good. Hie had staved with them four weeks Instead of "one or'two" as he had at first said. O, would he speak before the two days were over? Would he tell her he loved her ? What a triumph over Andrew. Charlotte Davis and all Ascot, if she should tmarry the' handsome Rudolph and leave the dingy, stupid little town forever. Hetty thought after awhile she would run down to Andrew's shop and see him awhile. It was dull and lonesome in the garden. It wasn't far to the shop, and she walked swift ly down the road. She had to pass the oottage of Mrs Thomas, where Mrs. Dean boarded. Hetty oped In amaAemenit as she abme near the R;, , i-" 'u, ahe stood long no to see r. Warch kiss Mrs. Dean pason y holding her in his arms with his eyes seeking hers. Then Mrs. Dean went Into the house and Mr. Larch came out into the road, walking so quickly that he ran right against Hetty, who stood silent ly by a tall tree. " Why, Miss Hetty, where are you bound?" he asked, a joyful ring in his voice which iHetty noticed. "I am going to Andrew's shop. O, Mr. Larch " the giri burst out frantically, "why, why did you kiss Mrs. Dean?" Rudolph Larch started, then laughed. "8o you saw us, Hetty," he said. "Well, I will tell you a great secret. .One that no one else knows. Mrs. Dean is my w(fe." Hetty stood as if turned to stone. Then she burst into passionate weeping. Rudolph could not pretend to misunderstand her grief. particularly as his wife-the schoolmistress had told him but half an hour before of what she had heard Hotty say. "Come Hetty," that young man said, very kindly, touched, yet annoyed by her exces sive grief. "I will tell you all about it while we walk home. We had a little quarrel. It was mostly my fault, and Carrie came here to teach school. I found out where she was and followed her. All these four weeks I have been trying to make up with her but it was only last night after the picnic that she sent me word to come to Mrs. Thomas' to-night for an explanation. I think she grew afraid that people might misconstrue my harmless little attention to the girls around Aescot. But I have been very careful." "Then you did not come to Ascot to fish ?" cried Hetty. Ascot was a groat fishing resort fo city idlers. "I came for my wife, Hetty." O, what a miserable night poor Ietty passed on her little hed in the garret. She was too ill to rise the next day, and her mother gave her toast and tea, and Andrew felt worried. But all Ascot was alive with excitement that day, for Mr. Larch and the schoolmistress had settled up their board bills and gone away, leaving a letter for Deacon Whitney e-p lning why. No one could talk of anything else, and it was a nine d(lays' wonder. Charlotte Davis added to the gossip by telling of Hetty Mar tin's infatuation for the stranger and her silly speech. liHtty Martin was "down' with a slow fever," the nelghbors said. And they were right. It was five weeks before H'tty came again into the garden. Then people exclanlmed at her apoearance. She was white as a ghost and as thiln as could be, her eyes looked large and were sunken, and her pretty chestnut curls had all been cut close to her head. She was no longer the bright, merry Hetty. People said as they had said of Charlotte Davis, that she had " had a disappointment," and much was the gossip at tea drinkings and quiltings about poor, pale Hotty. But life and spirit at last came back to Het ty, and she determined to show the Ascotites that she had not suffered a disappointment. She made up her mind to marry one of her old beaux and settle down quietly. A stop would be put to the gossip then. v She was thinking in this strain one evening in November, sitting in front of a cheerful wood fire in the little parlor. It was three months since she had risen from her sick-bed, end time to begin her life anew. As if in an swer to her thoughts David Thorn came in with Andrew. All the evening Hetty was charming, attentive to David and even affec tionate in manner. Yet David seemed differ ont from the David of the spring. He made no return to her attentions, and left without promising to come again. "Weil, Hetty, there's another of your beaux gone," said Andrew, lighting a candle to go "I can get him back easy enough," replied "What?" said Andrew, in astonishment. "Don'tyou know what I mean by 'gone?' Why Hetty, David is engaged to Anna Ferris and they are to be married in Jan Ietty made no reply, but stood looking out of the window. Andrew went on in an embarrassed man ner lit am ntlil.an .ll an., t €1 . A . C "I am feeling well enough off to marry now Hetty, and I shall be spliced come Christmas. Ruth and I have waited long enough." "Andrew, you are not going to be mar ried ?" cried Hetty in astonishment. "Yes, I am. Ruth and I have been engaged four years. It's for me she's stayed single. She's waited with a willing heart. It has hurt me to hear you call her an old maid, Hetty, but we thought it best to keep our engage ment quiet, since we could not marry." Then Andrew went on to say that his keep ing house for himself would make stricter economy necessary for Mrs. Martin and IlHt ty, and advised IBetty to apply to )eacon Whitney for the school, which had not been taught since Mrs. Dean's departure. Much as she disliked the idea, IHetty ap pliled to the Deacon and-got the school. O the drudgery of school teaching! How she learned to hate it! But for for our years Htty taught the young ideas of Ascot how to shoot. Four weaty years. James Watts came back from California to pay a visit, and Hetty's heart fluttered. She fully expected an invitation to go to that famed ranch. But none came to her. It was Lottio Stevens who bade adieu to old Ascot and went back with James to his California home. lie never even called on Hetty. He and Lottie had been correspondents ever since he had left Ascot, and the correspond ence had ended in matrimony. Even Chat lotto Davis had married. Her suitor, a rich farmer in an awljoining county, Lucius Pellet, hadl gone to California with James Watts, ieagor to see the wonders of the ranch, htl had bought a small farm and settled near James and Lottie. Years went by and Hetty awoke one morn ing to the conviction that it was her twenty eighth birthday. Eight years since Rudolph Larch had made her heart ache with his handsome face and elegant manners. She was an old maid! No use to deny the truth even to herself. School was over for the day and Hetty picked up her book and locked the school house door. As she did so, Deacon Whitney drove up with his team of grays and asked her if she wanted "a lift" home. Hetty was only troo glad of the ride, for her head ached and her limbs were weary. But she was greatly surprised when the Deacon gravely asked her to be his wife. "I know I am fifty-four years old, Miss Hetty, but I've got a nice house and a com fortable home. I have three children, but the youngest is twelve years old. I'll make you and your mother comfortable. Will you say 'Yes?' My house is doing to ruin with only servants to manage. Hetty thought of the three children, the gray hair of her suitor and his lifty-four years, and was about to say no; then she thouglht of the school-house, the cross, ignorant children she had to teach, her comfortless home, her spinsterhood, and the Deacon's big, comforta bile, brown house, and fine horses and cattle, and two servants. She put her hand out from under her shawl, gave a little gasp as she put it in the rough palm of the IDeacon, gave a shy smile like the Hetty of eight years before, and murmured - " :Yes." Get your kid gloves at Kr·egcr's. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. New majolica ware at Offner's. 174 Canal, op Dosite Varieties Theatre. The grand fany' dre'ss and military ball of Battery B, Louisiana Field Artillery, prepara tions for which are helng made on an extensive -sale, promie's to be the ball of the season. Our readers will be kept fully posted. and par ticulars will be given when all arrangements have been completed. DENTISTRY.--Dr. .. R. Walker, whose office is situated at No. is0 De!ord strnet, has a most con venient locality for persons living up town. All the ear lines running up pass just in front of his door at Tivoil Circle. ' he doctor has one of the largest practices in the city. and very de servedly so, for his superior slll as a dentist has long bee'n ertblished by the superb finish and great durability of his work. FALL SUITS. ETC.-Messrs. MI. L. Byrne & Co. will open a choice line of fall sults and polo naises on Tuesday, October so. Their new styles in dress goods, fringes, gimps, etc.. are very fno. In thelr window tuey have displayed part of ry choice selection of blankets. flannels n which are marked down t suit 7 0,77 7 Paris PFaubda--nlar- mlfs, siteU* rand Lae.-The Latest t yi in iats and Nileadealr. FABBIONABLL SMALL TALK FROM PARIS. A French journal says: As regards cut the tight fourreau, with elongated waist behind and flat princess in front, continues to be the polonaise most in favor, but the looplngs and management of the lower drapery behind are so very varied that each dress shows a differ ent combination of fold. The new buttons are of costly pearl, or they are rainbow. The latter are made up of the same substance as the clailr-de-lune beads. A very useful trim ming for light cloth, woolens, broches and other fancy stuffs is neither beaded nor in any way extravagant. Turreted scal lops and lances are cut out of the material, and then bordered all round with silk piping. Long strips of these are placed as heading over kilted flounces; and if the piping is of a bright color, and if there are a few bows to match this ornament is as pretty as more costly decorations. Beautiful birds are much worn, and not only on all kinds of head gear, but also green and golden grasshoppers and beetles are mounted for raletot buttons. The newest floral invention rs ubber-grass coated over with a chemical preparation which imitates bronzh. Silvery and sunlit effects are produced in like man ner. The suitable fur for this season is otter, and much is done with plucked and unpluck !ed beaver. Otter, in its raw state, is frizzed in the' style of astrakan, and when prepared it is a soft fur, and made of both kinds in yaps for traveling, having a scarlet or mieil or bow on one side. In accessories there are silk stockings leaded on the instep: fichbu plastrons ornamented with chenille lace and sequins. The cothurn shoo and boot have b.een worn through the cold and damp al ready exprieltnceo in Paris. The sqaro collar has grown in size- since the last report. THIIMMINI t AND IBU'IT)NH. Embossed vlvent, cut in bands, is used with velvet on black silk dresses; for dressy occa sions not scarfs embroidered in "sunset" or "rainbow" beadls, are put on black silks as draperies. Uncurled ostrich and flat trim mings head chenille fringes are intermixed with Milan buttons, anti as fine jet is much in favor it is liberally minxed in these, and passe menterio headings. Bands of bourette and moss embroidery, in which light shades are seen on (lark backgrounds are used for heavy materials, Silk galloons come in two dark shades shot with bright tints of coral, garnet or amber for bourrette fabrics. Pipings of silk are very popular in contrasting oolers, or in sone light shade matching the threads in the material, which form colored designs. Much attention is given to buttons; large fiat ones are used on the tabs or directoire fbacks, with simulated button holes; and smaller ones on the waist. Natural and burnt pearl, with carved or polished surfaces, or with find cut steel centres, or inlaid with Ivory, are much seen on mixed suits; the Burgos pearl is opal encent. Horn, either French or real buffalo and tortoise shell inlaid, are also for heavy materials; while buttons in crochet worked with steel or other beads come to match hand some fringes. i'ARTiSIAN HEAD-OEAR. The shape ofj the hats worn in Paris was so uncert.An up to the 1st of Octolbr that it was difficult to state which of all the new styles would be most in favor. Since that date, as we learn from a Paris fashion authority, two of the shapes sent in have been generally ap proved of; one, a premier empire, and the other a toque of very elaborate work, and appro priate for full dress eocasions. The premier empireis a revival of a shape which would, a few years ago, even under the second empire, have been called hideous, but It is now thought charming. The crown is higher behind than in front; it sits closely to theearsat the back. is low made in front, where plumes are placed, with bows or birds, and the brims are large enough to deserve the epithet of oaleches. The toque is half-turbab and half cap. It is embroidered with pearl and glase beads, with clair de tune and rainbow let, and mordore and corded silk, with chenille and gold braids. The handsomest poult, velvet and satin are emoloyed; the flowers are mounied with velvet foliage, while a Prince of Wales plume is placed on one side. Che nille fringe is threaded with beads for straw hate, and narrow ribbons are bound in sheafs on felt. All ribbons are reversible, that is, Souhble-faced, and satin is chiefly employed in the moss or absinthe shades, graduating from dark to yellow-green. A strange taste pre vails for very narrow streamers in bunches and ribbon-knots. A so-called love-knot is made for the neck, as a tie. FU T1L DRER4.. For "full dress" the crsage is always ,-ut low in the neck, either back or front or high in the back and low in the front. but in all c'ases high on the, shoulders. The shape of tie front varies from square to V or heart shale, and if desired may be filled in with crrpe lisse folds of plaitings or ruches or lace. The sleeves are never long enough to reach the handl, and in some cases are left out entirely, and a fall of lace reaches to where the short sleeve usually comes. Those who dislike to leave the arm entirely bare use some transparent fabric for sleeves, and eithier trim them at the ,elbows or wrists, or the irands of velvet or ribbon around at in tervals frorn the shoulders to the bottom of the sleeves. If elbow sleeves are tilled in with lace or illusion, and a band of black velvet worn around tihe arm near the elbow, it will make the arm appear larger. Skirts are made with long narrow trains, cut square, pointed or rounded into the ,peacock form. (COLORIS. For street wear the leading color is a dark shade of green, which shows a tinge of yel low when held to the light. It is sometimes called moss green, and in the new tufted andi knitted fabrics is combind with lines and dlots of raw silk, shot in dashes of yellow, cardinal red, blue, white, or lighter green. Seal brown and navy blue hold their own, but both have been so long and well worn that a change is welcome, and this beautiful dark green is universally becoming, and con trasts admirably with the rich shades of crimson or the more delicate ivory and tilluel. COIFFUREH. The greatest number of coiffures come quite low at the back, or quite high, and for the former styles "Catogan" braids or the "French" twist are chiefly employed, and oc casional additions are made by short curls placed in some graceful way. The demand for finger puffs amounts almuost to a rage, and in a variety of sizes. A pretty style is to wear too large puffs, placed in upright posit tion at the back of the head, forming the en tire dressing, with the addition of smaller ones at the top. A broad head may require three pulfs at the back. FURS. Dark furs will remain in favor for street wear, but for evening, chinchilla, ermine and other light furs will be in demand. Seal skin sacques are shaped to the figure, have as mruch additional length as borders will give them, and are finishted in front with passe menterie buttons and loops. The re-adoption of light furs will give great delight to owners of ermine and other kinds of light furs. THE EMI'RESS DRESS. Among recent importations from Paris is a very plain and economical styleof dress called the cempress. It is the princesse dress, with this difference: It is not caught up in bouffant drapery, but hangs in graceful folds from the waist to the foot. This change in ohe draping of dresses is said to be due to WoeAh, who de sires to see the rich brocades fall in natural folds, instead of being crushed and bunched up in paniers. A REVOLUTION IMMINENT. The New York Evening Post says: It ap penars' from the recent arrival of some of Worth's best fashions that a change is about to occur in the flat, close style of dress which seems now to have reached its greatest ex otreme; the style referred to shows the intro duction of moderate sized tournures, and so quickly are these changes made from one ex treme of fashion to another that it is possible that the reign of the "sheath" dress will ere long be over. ETCETERA. Floral trimmings for evening dresses are richer than ever. Curied cock's feathers tipped with jet are very fashionable. Flat flounces- plaiting, bows and, trim m e-•t.`" wtt for In, oombmntam '..h glosy J ks or Ds tn .!aost evvy style, the prilness o Swlsglvs of undressed kid are fahlonable for Um toilet. Kit plaits In the back of polonaise skirts are a feature of the moment. Low, square-necked prinoess dresses are the most fashonable for evening wear. The prevay colors for cheviot tartans are combinat of gray, blue and red. Among th finer inds of lace which are gai. l Inlto vogue is the honiton lace. al a inmls almost cover evening dresses, making them look as if studded with jewels. Strawberry vines, showing leaves fruit and flowers, cr se aolte prettiest of lioral gar nitures for tien lets. Atma of Aus uffts and large puritan collars of sheer cambric are coming in vogue, trimmed with the finest Valenclennes. A new ornamental bow for the throat is made of ribbon of two contrasting colors tying a small cluster of flowers on shells of valenoiennes lace; the ribbons hang In ends a yard long. Cloth round hats, matching the cloth of the ulster are now in favor for traveling wear. They have soft, round Derby crowns, made of many gores, the tims stitched by the sewing maehine. A little wing makes them look less masculine. Very few cravate are seon, but there is a variety of cravat bows. The prettiest are a combination of olive, pale blue and parln rose rlbbon, Narrow satin rIbbon is most frequent ly used for trimming lingerie. JOgKE IUILDING. To illustrate briefly the joke hiullder's pro cess of building up a joke we take example of a Boston punster of some note: 1.1i is steal ing from a Western paragrapher when the managing editor's brother-In-law c(omes int and the managing editor asked what dii. Jones' baby die of last night. The para grapher catches the words "cholera In fantum." They strike the tympanum of his ear, and are tested by the pun-power test as th go to his brain-tested long and care ful--then the look of deep study gives way to that of joyous victory. The paragrapher drops the eissors, seizes a pencil and writs, "pholera inf ntum equals that of collar in phantom." Here is the foundation now to build I Up go the paragrapher's sleves, and away travels his mind in the old beaten track, thus: "Collar--in-phantom. Let's see--collar- man's collar-peculiarity of man's collar - on, yes-present style like a main sail d--d high collar-main saill, aln! phantoms that skim the sea bosh! Let's see. Young man's collar, a phantom. How? 8uppose a young man wakes up and sees his collar. He mightthink it a ghost -a-mean phantom. Good! Then let's understand, now. Young man wakes up; sees a big ghost-hitse t better say six-shooter, I guess--and finds it to be his collar-in-- phantom. Good; here goes." He takes his pencil from his lips, brings his vision from a thousand miles away to the desk, and writes and scratches out and Inter lines. The following joke appeared in a Boston paeor the next day: "A young man in Jamaica Plains woke up the other night and saw a ghost in his room. Meizing his six-shooter, he approached it and found itwas his collar which was standttng on the floor. He calls it a case of collar in phantom." Thus those Eastern jokers do it. LETTER IPROM :M. 9LAYIACK. ST LouIR. Oct. 24. 1577. Cnlumbus H. Allen. Esq., New Orleans, La. Aly Dear Sir-1 notice in some of your papyrs articles refl cling person .l l on me regarding my action ini the St. Paul Convention, and am informed by several friends that Ilam somewhat blamed for going against the interests of the State of Loutianua. In the DIMOCRAT of the 1sth inst. the writer "J. A." says: "It so happened that on the oven rig before gaoing to to convention I met at the t legraph office Mr. Charles . BSlaybaek, form( r Jy of New Orleans. who was a member of the it. Louis delegation, and had during the day climed acquatntance with moon the ground of former citizenship, to whicih I cordially re sponded. In the course of our conversation he taunt-d me with having saddled the levee a heme 'upon us.' as he said, by strategy, add ing that a motion would eo made in the conven tion to rceonsider the whole action of the day, and that it would result in our levee r(teolutlon being set aside. I told him that such an antag onism came with very bad grace from him, but that I did not much care, and hoped he would d , his worst. This prepared me for the worst," etc. ot.(' 'l he New Orleans Picayune under date of lth i st., signed " W " rt as the following: " With two ex-options the St. Louis delowation was onpo-ed to us. Among the opponents I may mention the name, f Mr. Charles E. Siayhba'k formerly "f New Orleans, upon whom we h, d confidently counted, and whose persistent op position had inijuriously influenced others." Now, in reply to these gent emanly and really 'lever correspondents, I want to say thiat I went to St. P.,ul to represent the Merchants' Ex tha'g,i, in response to a call for a convention to assemble in St Ptul for the purpose of asking the govrnmt nt to make aopropriations of some half million dollars in order to give us a good and sufltcrint stage of water from St. Paul to the Gulf of Melxico. This was the germ of the call, and nothing was sail about tributary streams. levees, rail roads. custom-houses or fighting Indians. 5o when the reuolutions came in asking the con vention to put in their voice to make the im prov,.ments to St. Anthony. (which, for seven or eight miles, would e(,st near double of the anion it we asked for the entire river,) and then piut in the, levee building, which would cost mlany millions I felt it my dulty to oppose the res.olutions. We went there for only one pur posen. namtely: to try and got the main ethann,!l of the river open, and to do other than this would have lessened the influence of the e,n vention. and I would have felt it was wasting time and money to scatter into other issues. To cnftlrm me in the opinion that I was right I will state that the remarkably intelligent body , f men in the convention voted to change the resotlutions, and since coming htome the di rectors of the Merchants' Exchange have unan imoutsly approved our action. In conclusion I will say that if you will get tul a convention to ask for levee building we will send ia good delegation, and if any bull dlorer wants to tsckle on to it any outside reso lutions. ue will stand up for your "call" as religiously as we worked to sustain the objects of the St. Paul Convention. Now, if Mr. "J. A." antd Mr. "W." (aft"r thinking over the thing) ftol bad about what they said about me. I am ready to forgive them. But, you know, and my friends know, that I love New Orleans and Louisiana as well as anybody can. and would gladly do anything in my power to advance your interests. Hioping to meet you somnetime this cotiing winter. I am. your friend. ('HAS E. SLAYBACK. SOUTHERN PATENTM. Mr. H. N. Jenkins, Sohcitor of Patents, No. 27 Commercial Place, officially reports to the Dzlo nMAT the following complete list of patents granted Southern inventors for the week ending October 2, 1877: Mississippi-Francis M. Logue, caveat, bale band tightener. Alabama-James C. Ferguson, Cross Plains, plows. Arkansas-G. W. Atkins, Noble's Lake, horse detacher; E. O. Chamberlain, Little Rock, seed ing attachment for harrows. Notice to Delinsquents. By notice published in the proper column it will be seen that the State tax collector is deter mined u'on doing his duty to the State. Let every taxpayer do the same. On the let of No vember next all those who have not paid their taxes to the State will have their names pub lished as delinquents, and it would be as well for them to avoid the cost. Got your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Fine crystal and Bohemian glassware at Off ner's, 174 Canal, opposite Varieties Theatre. There is nothing so pleasant of a Sunday, after the ma'utinal tramp in the French Market. a cup of coffee from the scientific hands of Rose. followed by a solid breakfast than to lay back in a cosy arm chair and read the news. There is no better Dlae to get all the papers and peri odicals needed than at Staub's, at toldthwalte'a book store, on Ekxchange AIley, near the corner of Onalatreet. There can be found thie "ilke Side Library" wlhJules Veane'slatest. By the Sherfr of Pointye Copee. SUCCESSION BALE -07 A SUGAB PLINTATIO IN T1E PARISH 0m SALE ON NOVEMBER 3, 1877. STATE OF LOUISIANA. PARISH OF POINTE COUPEE, PARISH COURT. SUCCESSION OF MRI. M. L. ROSA DEW TREIHAN. No. 658 of the docket of said Court. BY VIRTUE OF A COMMISSION ISSU]ED B in the above entitled and numbered soeune sion by the honorable the arish court in and for the parish and State aoresaid, and to e directed. I, the undersigned sheriff of said at.. ish of Pointe Coupee, will offer for sale bt lie auction, and aoording to law at the door of the court-house of said parish of Pointe Coupo, on SATURDAY, November a,1877, at 11a. a,, the following described property depending @a said successton. va- 1. A SUGAR PLANTATION, situated in aeti parish of Poolate Uouuoee State of Louisiana, ox the right bank of the Misisssippi river, mehi rnrl on said river a front of fourteen andepth. eighth arpents, more or less, by a deh sixty-five artents more or less, on the lower line and seventy-live arpents, more or less, the upper line; said pianwation being bounh1e above by lands formerly belonging to the seaU cession of Zenon Porch- and below by I belonging to Mrs. Fanny Richer; and exte. back to the lands hereinatter secondly desir.e and containing about 70s as acres in area, Tbi same to be sold together with all the mules thereon (about twenty-four) and all the fas inK utensils, seed cane and stubble cane an the buildings and improvements on said p tatin, comprising a sugar-house and puraerr. with ,ngine, mac hinery, kettles, etc., two d.waA ing-houses and outhouses, a sRable, a barns blacksmith's shop, a cane shed and thirteeg double cibins. 2. A TRAUT OF LAND, also situated in sea parish of Pointe Coupen, on False river, mess uring on said river a front of eight arrpen, more or less, by a depth of about forty arpe to. bounded on the upper lino by lands bont to Dr. L. L. Ladmirault. and on the lower by lands belonging to Michel Michel and L. L. Ladmirault; the said land extending b.e to the lands atose firstly described, and. ooi taining in area abou.t tn, i4 actes. The simg to be sold together with all the appurten ape and Improvemetints thercin, consisting of a one-story cnd bacement dwelling-house, out houses, fenceso. etc. The said twO tracts or plantations to Ie offered and sold sepa' ately and In the ordeC aforesaid. Terms and Conditions-One-third of the put. chase price cash, the balance in three equal atb nual Instalments, payable at one, two and tafrl years from the day of sale; the purchaser, for said credit halane of the purchase price,to fut nish his notes drawn by him to his own or and by hirt indorsed; said notes to bear i tlr est at the rate of eight u er cent per annum said day of sale till final payment, and to t. secured y special mortgage and vendor's pl uliee on the property aforesaid: the act of gage to contain all the usual clauses, sucha ,act do non alienando, five per cent attornef Kees in case of judicial proceedings, the in .. ance of said sugar house on said plantation sa the transfer of the policy thereof to the exeoit#., of said Isucession and all other cu e clauses. With the privillege to the purch..r paying in cash the whole or any part O m balance over one-third, at his own option. Pointe Coupee, Louisiana. eotember a, W. GATIEN DECUI, Sheriff of Pointe Coup'e Parish. For examination of plans of the propertyand for further particulars. anlyv to ARTHUR DENetupstairs oct tno3 No. 104 Canal street, up stairr. SUCCESSION NOTICE . [SucCeslon of Joseph Prados. SECOND DISTRICT COURt FOR THE PAR. Ssh of Orleans No. 36,497-Notice is hereby given to the creill'ors of this estate and to all other persons herein interested, to show cause within ten days from the present notificatiofl if any they have or can, why the aecon presented by Victor Prados, administrator of this estate. should not be anproved and homoloc gated, and the funds distributed In acoordanae. therewith. By order of the court. o(102 2; 2W* JOHN HERBERT, Clerk. AUCTION SALES. By Albert Paul. A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY. Magnifleent and elaborately carved RosewOod, Walnut and Mahogany Parlor, Bed. Library and Diningroom Furniture of celebrated Now York manufactories eonslstitg in pt of beautifully carved losewood Parlor Suit; rich and artistically carved Wan Diningroom Set' olegant and costly room Sets wth dlaPs Door Armoirs: vn-. able Brussels and other Carpets; splendid Library Met, beautifully carved' magif. cent Hail Set; elegant Bronze and other Or. naments, Together with a large and beautiful collection of Glass. Plated and Chinaware. Besides numeroui other useful and ornamental Household articles. -Also- A splendid toned PIANO and Stool, betng th entire contents of the elegant family er dence No. - Amelia at -et, between St. Charles and Carondelet streets, third street above Louisiana Avenue. 1Y ALBERT l'AUL--Auntioneer-Offie Exchange A ley-On 'I UE.DAY, the of October, 1577. at 11 o'clock a. m.. will be sold at public auction, at the above mentioned reel d' nee- ITHE ENTIRE COLLECTION OF FURNI TUltE therein containel. Terms--Cash on the spot. o127 td COPARTNERSHIPS. IT)IStOLUTION OF PARTNERSHTP - TH SJartnersehip existing between WAYNE WILLIAMS expired on theolath inst. The S IEAMtOAT AGENCY and COMMIS SION lBUrINESM will be continued as usual by the undersigned at lo0 Gravier street. C. U. WAYNE. New Orleans, October 23, 1877. oc24 1W W. W. CLARK, JNO. W. NORI.s, D. TTLIE President. Vice President. Secretary and Trees. DIEBOLD SAFE AND LOCK CO. The Leading Safes in the world. Have never failed to preserve their contents against FIRE OR BURGLARS, though tested thousands of times. Parties es tablishing themselves in business will find it to their interest to give me a call before purohesa ing elsewhere. Over twenty Second-hand CoOm bination Lock Safes on hand, for sale very loW. A. ROY. Agent New Orleans branch Diebold Bafe and Lock Company, au22ndptf 27 Canal streeL Establish 1869. P. O. Oex 7.9W WHITE'S GINNERY, Office 26 Union, near Carondelet street TO COTTON FACTORS AND PLANTIM GINNING TERMS--THE SEED. BAGGING, TIES, TWINE and DRAYAGO furnished FREE since 1876. Parties wishing to know the average yield of Cotton ginned at "WHITE'S GINNEBY" last season will please send to the undersigned tfo circulars. D. PRIEUR WHITE. anuo sm 2dp Art. CABBIEa. O. CABBIRm . U. L. OCAaxs. OCAs. J. OAMInmXL A. CABRIEBE & SONS, COMMISSION MERCHAlT I Cornmr aoyal ana cduasthau. imral Advaneos mad on o Onatmmas I our ftems 0,