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THE COMING COSTUME.
DY MRS. OBUNDY. [Punch.] Dear Mr. Punch, do just look here. What's this new-fangled caper, Which, to my 'orror, meets my eye whilst reading of my paper? I don't precisely understand the way they're 'utting forrid, But I 've my strong suspicion that its some think right down 'orrid. Classic ! 0 yes, I know that game as wants a wigorous stopper; Classic is the name for everythink owdacious and improper. The Poets and the Artises is always sweet upon it, But if they gammons Mrs. G. I'll bolt my Sunday bonnet. The costumes of the ancient Greeks! A pooty prospect, truly. They dressed in-well, not much, and went about quite coolly. I knew 'em from their stattys, which is things I do not hold with. Which their dress must have been awfull for ketching deaths o' colds with. I thought our gals had gone as fur as decency permitted Perhaps a hitch or two beyond-but sense they must have quitted To talk about a style of dress which, even seen in pictures, Is open to my stern rebuke and most sewerest strictures. Our West-End semi-noodites is bad enough, that's certain, But winding of one's body in a sort of sheet or curtain, With no ancestras, 'cos 'twas worn by Pen nylope or Helen! 'Well, there, it is a thing on which it shames one to be dwellln. That Helen, as I understand, was scarce the style of lady As we should copy dresses from, her morals being shady; And Pennylope-well she, let's hope, was all Ulysses thought her, But the westure of Ulysses' wife 's no rule for John Bull's daughter! Better for "dual garmenture" at once to go in a cropper, Than ape the old "osthetic," which seems mostly the improper. Besides, our climate-don't tell me; in spite of Art's ecstatics, 'Tis my conwiction Attic tastes would end in the rheumatics. I h'a'nt no faith in Poets' plans, nor yet in Artists' notions; Your Swinburnejomuses, and that sort, to me is pills and potions. Scant classic westments ain't the cheese for our young gals and fellas, And if there's them as thinks they are, they'd better go to-Hellas ! NEW ORLEANS FASHIONS What a new impulse might be given to our Southern listless summer life if the ladies of this city were to imitate their Staten Island kinswomen in the formation of A CLUB FOR "OUTDOOR SPORTS," and devote the broad pastures of the City Park, or other healthful green places, to the exercise of their skill at croquet, archery, and the like. It is a well established fact that women in America do not exercise p~roperly or suffi ciently, and the members of the Staten Island Ladies' Club have determined to repair the evil at once. Their grounds are very beautiful; these look out upon the dancing waters of the bay and the distant cities of New York and Brooklyn, and at the second annual spring meeting were a broad mat of green and were dotted with tents. Many wickets for croquet were set up, four archery butts were planted, and lines for lawn tennis were mapped out with whitewash on the sward. There were no club matches and no prizes, the object of the meeting being to en able the visiting friends of the members to try their hands at the various sports, and il sufficient enthusiasm was aroused to event ually apply for admission to the club. The members number over a hundred, the club having been in existence a little over a year. THE MEMBERS. HAVE UNIFORMS, each fashioned according to individual ca price, but attractive in appearance. They are short in skirt, light in color, and loosely fitted to allow freedom of action. Two handsome fancy coslumes, with kilted skirts of cream colored bunting and hunter's green sashes of the same material, and green vests, were prominent on the grounds. One archer wore a black silk dress with girdle wrought in beads of dead gold color, with quiver at tached, wrought to correspond and trimmed with bead fringe. Another archer wore white trimmed with black velvet, and skillfully wielded the bow with white kid-gloved hands. Almost without exception a knot of flowers Jacqueminot and Marshal Neil roses-was worn, fastened at the waist in front. A BAND OF YOUNG LADIES might give croquet parties in their own up town gardens, adopting uniforms and inau gurating occasional rival games. What a fine opportunity for displaying the short and pretty "costurnes Exposition," as the kilted skirts with sash dra pery and belted waists are termed by French modistes! Bourrettes in olive and moss colors, with a damask silk vest in which beige or cream tints prevail, form suitable materials for such costumes; bunting is very serviccable and stylish. Some times, instead of the pleated basques, cut away coats are used with the kilt suits; in that case, the English cloths called home spuns are preferred for traveling purposes. These coats are made so long as to serve as jackets with any dress, and they are often made to fasten straight down the front, or are cut double-breasted. The vest is seen only at the throat and below the waist. Such coats may be made of batiste or percale, with a suit to correspond; rows of machine stitching on the edge form the trim ming. FANCY VESTS WILL BE MUCH WORN at seaside resorts to lighten up dinner toilets; the caprice is for silk vests in black, beige or cream, with satin stripes of the same color. When brocaded vests are used, some of the brocade appears as trimming for the sleeves, collar, and for the wide, turned up revers on the apron front of the washerwoman over skirt. Pique and white Turkish toweling vests are much worn with black dresses. A handsome short costume, worn at the Paris Exposition recently, was in pale olive-green Sicilienne. The tunic was edged with che nille fringe of the same color, in which gold strands were introduced. The skirt was bor dered with a band embroidered in green che nille and gold. THE WHITE CHIP BONNET was ornamented with a myrtle green feather, I dusted all over with gold, and upon the cur- I tain only there was a small tuft of white I roses. The shoes were made with straps 1 across the instep, and between the straps the t olive-green silk stockings with gold clocks, were visible. The parasol was dark olive green, with chenille feather fringe round the edge, andasingle butterfly, embroidered in 1 gold, on one of the quarters; the handle was 1 of old Dresden china. Another was a costume l en traine, and was of caroubier faille and I striped pale blue and red silk; the caroubiar train opened over a plaited striped tablier, which was so managed that only the blue stripes were visible, except near the edge, when the red stripes were apparent. The caroubier coat bodice opened with revers over a striped waistcoat. A whitelace necktie, and bonnet of red and white currants, with a pouf of pale blue feathers at the back, completed the toilet. LARGER BONNETS ARE SEEN among the novelties in summer millinery. These have flaring brims indented in Wat- I teau style, and broad flat crowns. "Incroy- I Is" b t. e maYW given to thtishape and the I design is a copy of the bonnets worn during the French Revolution. The crown is square, the brim wide, and the strings cross the crown, pass over the brim, holding It down on the sides, and tie under the chin. The trim ming consists of a bunch of flowers at the top of the crown, or else a panache of short feath ers that curl toward the front. The stylish Jacqueminot red, darker than cardinal, is much used for trimmings of satin or of ribbon. The inside of the new bonnets is merely faced with velvet or satin, and has a classic fillet of velvet or of gilt, banding the hair close to the forehead. Another novelty is that of having the flar ing brim of doubled chip making the inside precisely like the outside and requiring no trimming. The Alsatian bow is now placed in the middle of the crown, where it is posed just above the curtain band. Another new fancy is that of putting a gilt ball o:nament representing the top of a comb just inside the flaring front, and another at the end of the crown, above the curtain. Leghorn bonnets of deepest yellow tints are in regular Wat teau shap3s, with the brim indented on each side as well as in front and behind. The brim is faced with velvet, such as pale blue. or else olive bordered with a row of gilt beads, and the trimming is an Alsatiarnbow and strings of watered ribbon, either pale blue or cream color; a bunch of rosebuds is placed low down on the crown, and a stylish tuft of feathers on the top. WALKINGO ATS FOR THE CITY, or for traveling, are of black chip, with the sides turned up slightly all around, and bound with velvet. These have round crowns, and are very handsome when trimmed with satin and gauze together, and some feathers. A new ornament for such hats is a whip of cut steel and gilt. ITEMS. A novelty In white torchon lace is called double-meshed torchon, and is without a fancy design, resembling eyelet holes, with a scallop to finish the edge. This forms a stylish trimming for cambric dresses. Neck-ties of white muslin, laid in long, close folds, are made very slender, and are crossed on the bosom, or else they are long enough to reach straight down to the edge of the basque. They are edged with lace and have insertion to match. Princesse dresses are shirred in the front, and trimmed with passementeries. Guipure sacques are fashionable. Thick fringes of buds falling from under the straw curtains of bonnets are Paris caprices. Grenadine bunting is new and handsome. Children's dresses are being made longer by an inch or two. Silver buttons ornament street suits. Duchesse is the most popular of the white laces for trimming evening dresses of silk or of gaupe. It is also used for parasol covers, handkerchiefs and mitts. Young Ladies In France. [Paris (rrespondence of the Baltimore Sun.] Figure is supreme to face in Paris. A girl minus the one and plus the other is lost to all hopes of a bon parti, be her dot ever so great. No, I withdraw the dot, for a modern Fren"h man will marry even a face with a dot, ind throw in his coronet as a make-weight for his absence of financial figure. The young ladies are not pert or self-asserting, as I know them to be in other places outside of France. They are not bred to a clutching wildly at every straw on the whirlpool of admiration. If they are, they hide it admirably. She makes her character and person to be sought. She does not boldly go into the matrimonial mar ket seeking whom she may devour. The mothers do all this, good dears that they are. You dance with a young lady at a ball and find her companionable. She is not a walk ing-match, muscular contestant in beefy, boisterous health, like your young English girl-I mean the twenty-four-year olders of Britain-for under that age they are sugges tive only of the nursery and bread-and-butter odors. To go to a bail simply to dance and indulge in motion is reducing it to a mere gymnasium. Interchange of ideas and waltzes obtain with the Parisian young lady, and you may talk by the hour without fear of being referred to mamma or summoned for a breach of promise as you are in England now-a-days. The Paris youngliady not only talks, but does so well. She dances divinely, and is not found spending most of her time in the supper-room cramming herself with cut lets and sherry, and in a perpetual defense of her hunger, with thousands of excuses irom a tight shoe to the "lancers." I have known more English girls driven into starvation by the "lancers" than by total abstinence for a day. Why not be honest, and, as Dean Swift said about the brandy and water, say you "like it." Weighty Brides. Throughout the empire of Morocco there are villages where the elder members of the adult population follow professionally the pursuit of fattening young ladles for the matrimonial market of Barbary. The Moors, like the Turks and most othe rientals, give a decided preference for "moefaced" wives over lean ones, and are more solicitous as to the number of pounds which their wives weigh than about the stock of accomplish ments which they possess. A girl is put un der the process of fattening when she is about twelve years of age. Her hands are tied be hind her, and she is seated on a carpet during so many hours every day, while her papa stands over her with a matruque, or big stick, and her mother at times pops into her mouth a ball of couscouwsou, or stiff maize porridge, kneaded up with grease, and just large enough to be swallowed without the patient choking. If the unfortunate girl declines to be crammed she is compelled, so that ere long the poor girl resigns herself tothe tor ture and gulps down the boluses lest she should be beaten. "Isn't It Lovely ?" [Keokuk Constitution.] A dry goods clerk on Main street was show ing a lady some parasols yesterday. This clerk has a good command of language, and knows how to expatiate on the good qualities and show the best point of goods. As he picked up a parasol from the lot on the counter and opened it, he struck an attitude of ad miration, and, holding it up so the best light would be had, said: "Now, there. Isn't it lovely? Look at that silk! Particularly observe the quality, the finish, the general effect. Feel of it. Pass your hand over it. No foolishness about that parasol, is there !" he said as he handed it over to the 1 idy; "ain't it a beauty ?" "Yes," said the lady, "yes, that's my old one. I just laid it down there." The clerk was immediately seized with a severe attack of quickened conscience, and passed right off from the subject of parasols on to'the weather. There are several thousand large parks in the world. There are twenty near Paris, varying from the 1000 acres of St. Clou'l to the 41,000 acres of Fontainebleau. In or near London there is the Victoria Park, 300 acres; Finsbury Park, 115 acres; Greenwich Park, 174 acres; Southwark Park, 63 acres; several commons and parks varying from 50 to 628 acres (the latter Wimbledon Common); Rich mond Park, 2253 acres; Windsor. 3800 acres; Hampton Court and Bushy Parks, 1842 acres; Kew Park and Gardens, 684 acres. Liverpool and Birkenhead have six parks, from Sefton, 387 acres, to Birkenhead. 130 acres. Leeds has a park of 800 acres. Phrnix Park at Dub lin has 1752 acres. Central Park, New York, had 843 acres, including the reservoirs, etc., and Manhattan Square, 24 acres, has since been added. Brooklyn Park, with the parade ground, has 550 acres. Fairmount Park at Philadelphia has 2740 acres. An Iowa paper speaks of a man having been lynched "for burning the barn and con tents of his son-in-law." Any man who will burn the contents of his son-in-law ought to be lynched.-[Norwich Bulletin. It may be true that 100 canceled postage stamos will buy a Chinese baby, but the fellow who had an American baby left on his door-steps for nothing wants to know what's the use of gathering stamps? The New York Tribune says, referring to Senator Edmunds' res lution tosecure an ap propriation of $20,000 to investigate the pres dential election, that "the Republicans mean war." Here is a bold Mexican declara tion from the very paper which has been owHang loudest about "Democratic revolu tio" ad "E" ls al o. IRELAND. THE BAGOT WILL CAS--THE AUDAC ITT AND 6UCCE!8 OF THE FAIR PLAINTIFF. Terrible Developments Concerning Nigh Life In London-How the Miss Vetr ners Enjoyed Themselves. [Special Correspondence of the Democrat.] DUBLIN, May 23, 187K. The interest displayed in a consideration of the varying aspects of the great Eastern ques tion has, during the past twenty-two days, paled before the eager avidity with which each new and sensational phase of the ex traordinary case known as BAGOT VS. BAGOT was devoured by the scandal-loving public. This cause celebrc has been discussed with far keener zest than ever was the fate of nations. Never did the most varied experience com pass, or the most fertile imagination conceive of greater variety of character than has been paraded within the past three weeks before the Probate Court, Dublin, Hon. Judge War ren in the chair. The Solicitor General, Mr. Samuel Walker, Q. C., Mr. Monroe, Q. C., and Mr. William Anderson, instructed by Messrs. Keily and Lloyd, appeared for the plaintiff, Mrs. Bagot; Mr. McDonogh, Q. C., Right Hon. Hugh Law, Q. C., M. P., Mr. James Murphy, Q. C., Mr. A. M. Porter, Q. C., Mr. T. P. Law and Mr. T. L. O'Shaughnessy, instructed by Mr. William Fry and Sons, for the defendants; Mr. Wil liam D. Andrews, Q. C., and Mr. Dames, Q. C., instructed by Messrs. Tisdale and Turhitt, appeared for the intervenient, William Hugh Nevill Bagot. The affair is one of A CONTESTED WILL. The story is this: Younger sons in Ireland or England have but poor prospects compared with their more fortunate elder brothers. They are brought up in precisely the same manner, receive the same education, indulge in the same luxurious tastes, and in the end have nothing to support this. A rich mar riage, or, in former times, political prefer ment, were their only resources. Christopher Neville Bagot, the owner of the contested property, was a younger son of a respectable Irish family of the County Galway. Instead of trusting to "luck" he carried his younger son's portion of £10010 to Australia. He was nineteen when he left Ireland, the owner of £1000; he was forty-seven when he returned, the owner of many thou sands. He purchased an estate, "Augh rane," In his native county, for the sum of £109,000. At this time he appears to have intended his brother Bernard Bagot as his heir. On one hand enough cannot be said of C. N. Bagot's character for intelligence, per severance and industry. On the other he was calculating, worldly and loose principled. He played his part in London high life. What ever of amusement or luxury could be pur chased he procured. Sport, travel and ex citement were his pastime until the check came. While hunting he was thrown from his horse. The accident, in time, rendered him a cripple. He was a sufferer from locomortor ataxie, or paralysis, from that time for ward. Before the disease had rendered him completely helpless he met, at a London din ner party, a Miss Verner, granddaughter of Lady PaLkenham. She was assigned to a deaf old gentleman as his partner for the hour. She avoided this disagreeable position by requesting Mr. Bagot "THE NUOGGET," as he was called, to take her down to dinner. The lady was young and beautiful and exer cised her powers of fascination so well that the gentleman, C. N. Bagot, offered her the same evening a superb horse which she ac- I cepted and lodged in her brother's stables. I Her brother is William Verner, at present twenty-two years old. Within a week Mr. i Bagot had proposed to Miss A. E. Verner. The marriage, however, did not take place because he asked her "to wait until he should get better." Now follows a typical description of LONDON LIFE. The young lady has no father. Her brother is represented in the evidence as a Bacchanal of devoted caste, always bottle and cork screw in hand, besides being young and inex perienced. Her mother, because of frequent naps after dinner and going to bed with the Frenchman (a bottle of eau de vle)-the joke is her daughter's-perceived not that Miss A. E. Verner and her sister, Miss Eddie, were play ing pranks that would freeze the bones of the dead-and-gone Pakenhams still harder and colder in their graves were they permitted a knowledge of them. These dutiful daughters would deceive the old lady into believing them ready to retire by slipping on a dressing gown, kissing her good-night and apparently going to their bed room. Mamma safely tucked away, it was the work of only a few moments to don a necessary outfit, call a cab, and off for a mid night frolic. Being provided with latchkeys they let themselves in some time during the small hours of morning. One of these harm less escapades was to repair to Christopher Neville Bagot's Hotel, the Alexandra, and carouse there till morning. Miss Alice E. Verner, writing of the circumstance the next morning, says: "And what with the smoke and champagne I was perfectly addled." Miss Verner met Mr. Bagot for the first time in July, 1873, and she says a marriage at the registry office was gone through shortly afterwards, and that too without the knowl edge of the young lady's mother, brother or sisters. The Verner family go on a conti nental tour, but Miss Alice Emily remains behind in London. She spends her whole time at the "Alexandra," with Mr. Bagot sups with him after the theatre, etc., although her mother does not ev'n suspect her mat riage. All the world thinks "they are en gaged." After awhile Miss Alice follows her family to Nic,. and Mr. Bagot soon follows her. Then a queer scene is e.nacted. Mr. Bagot takes his wife and her yoeng sister to the crowded gamblingroomsat Monaco, sup plies them with money to participate in the play, counsels them not to stop until they have won more than they stake, and goes off and leaves the two ladies. The sisters be comrn separated in some inexplicable way, and return, at different hours, long after mid night, having had to drive from Monaco to Nice utterly atone, in order to reach their hotel. In due time A MARRIAGE NOTICE appears in the Pahl Mll t azctde to the effect that Christopher Neville Bag ,t and Miss A. E. Verner w,-re married on the eighth of Au gust, 18753. Three months afterwards, on the twenty-second of October, William Hugh Neville Bagot was born. Before this young gentleman's advent a will was made recognizing him heir to "Augh rane." On the seventeenth of March the will was changed-young William Hugh Neville being no longer recognized as heir to "Augh rane." A small annual sum for his support is allowed up to his twentieth year; then he was to receive £10,000. The evidence just here consists for the most part in a recital of mutual shortcomings. Mr s. Bagot taxes Bernard Bagot with mali ciously slandering her to her hush- nd, of opening his will and using undue influence. She was charged with neglect of all wifely duties, and a willfulness in seeking her own pleasure quite startling; races, theatres and dinner parties with the army officers in Ches ter were her usual amusements, which she varied by rolling on the floor in hysterics, when debarred from the poor cripple's room by order of the physician. On one occasion her admirable energy frus trated their plans. Being denied entrance, she placed a ladder, mounted to the window, smashed the glass, and stood before her husband in triumph, giving him a piece of her mind in language not the most select. She was removed by Bernard Bacot and a physician, but retaliated by swearing that "they beat her black and blue." Mrs. Maher, the sister of the sick man, was sent for to take care of him. Her reception by Mrs. Bag,t was not very gracious. The beau tiful fury dashed out her effects and said she loked like a cook. TEE LAst WILL or Te TlTArOE lthe ata lrei BIara at#a with only a comparatively small provision for wife and child. He assigned as a reason that be did not believe the child was his, but the sonof a doctor at Nice, Dr. Crosbie; that he married the lady "for protection Ife utterly denied that a "false" marriage ever took place. He must have meant a restry mar riage in this denial, for no traceof its record could be found, although sworn to by the lady and diligently sought Der by the counsel on both sides. The only marriage appears to have beeb the one of August 8, 18.. By the conditions of the will William Hugh Neville Bagot could never protest, because It he die puted the will he was to lose his share of the property. Therefore his mother battled for him. The testimony of her struggle will be found in the pages of almost every prominent English journal of the day. ' The case has been remaikable in many points: First and foremost as exposing the slimy depths of London high life; secondly, for the number and variety of witnesses ex amined: and thirdly, the amount of forensic talent displayed In the conduct of the case.. Mr. Macdonogh: opened for the defendants. The mantle of poor Armstrong seems to have fallen on the abie counsel-such powers of abuse does he possess. He handled Mrs. Baot without gloves-such a portrait did he paint of this lady-so convincing proofs did he bring to bear ont his statements that, after his speech, she seemed to have no hope of success. Then the Solicitor General took up, her battered reputation and talked two clays to patch its shattered fragments. Talked so well, too, in so pathetic a strain, of Mrs. Bagot's wifely devotion, in so indignant a tone of her hus band's brutality, with such enthusiasm of her motherly courage in facing the public to maintain her golden-haired baby boys' rights -that in the end he succeeded in convincing every one-the lady herself included-that she was alt,,gether in the right, a loyal, abused, noble, much-enduring woman. In ac complishing this he did not disdain to use small circumstances. He spoke of the wife sitting on the arm of her husband's chair, call ing him dear "Nevie," etc. The most telling evidence on both sides was given by servants-the lady's maid and the gentleman's valet, the waiters at the hotel, and there were thirty-five witnesses examined for the defendants. Eleven of these, on oath, were contradicted point blank by Mrs. Bagot. Yet she acknowledged "In an emergency' she would "lie." Seventeen phy sicians gave evidence for and against the physical capacity of C. N. Bagot to be the parent of the child, William Hugh Neville Baagot. The doctorsionly differed. Their tes timony proved nothing. Mr. Porter conclusively proved that she perjured herself, yet the judge's charge to the jury was, to any unprejudiced mind, nothing more than an able and eloquent plea for the lady, forcible indeed, but decidedly one sided. The jury, contrary to expectation, gave A VERDICT IN FAVOR OF MRS. BACOT, on the ground of an insane delusion, on the part of her husband. When it was pro nounced she entered her carriage, and was driven of amid uproarious applause from a crowd wrought up alike by her grace and audacity. A CUBAN BULL FIGHT. Horrors of the savage Sport Deucribed Men More Brutal than the Brutes they Torture. A citizen of Georgia has written from Cuba a private letter, from which is taken the fol lowing extract, published in the Augusta Chronicle : Mr. Springer called for me last Sunday af ternoon at 3 o'clock, in the consul's carriage, and insisted that I should drive with them to the large amphitheatre known as "Polar Quk Mendos," for bull fighting. I went; but Ldo assure you it is my last time. At 4 o'clock a horseman, well mounted, rode into the arena, saluted the Governor, who tossed him the keys to open the gates, after which eight or ten "teasers" with red flags marched into the ring, followed by two men on horseback with long spears. It was not long before the bull himself, already greatly infuriated, cavorted before us, dashing about from side to side after the fiery ensigns, and plunging at the nearest horseman. The story is one long and sickening, so in summing up the affair I have only to say that one man was killed. I didn't care a fig for the man nor his relations and friends, for such gladiators deserve no pity; my sympa thies were with the horses and bulls. Two steeds were killed by the first and third bull, and one so lacerated by the fifth animal that it had to be driven from the ring, almost torn open. Then I was wrought up. I was mad with the Governor Spain, the Spanmards, and even Christopher Columbusdid not escape my ill wishes. Weak though I was, I wanted to light about three Spaniards--though I was still weak from malarial fever. Seven bulls were tortured to desperation and then butch ered. After the horsemen were through with worrying them, two angling Spaniards on foot, with barbed reeds gayly decorated and brightly polished, would dance around the enraged bull, stick him in the tender parts of the shoulders, inflicting horrible agony into the poer beast's exhausted body. But the diabolical sport did not end until an other relay of fiends would dance around and thrust into the quivering, dying ani mal sharp darts loaded with a torpedo at the end, which would explodle directly under the skin, causing the most excruciating agony. The poor bulls, now unable to defend them selves against every form of attack which in genuity could devise or human wickedness employ, would dash themselves wildly against the wall, endeavoring to wreck their miserable existences, or failing in this, would run around the ring, looking piteously into the faces of the multitudes above them, ap pealing in their mute misery to the stony hearted spectators. It was simply terrible. By the time the bloody sport was over I was nearly dead myself, and, although the day was very warm, drops of cold perspiration beaded upon my brow and chilled my fore head. Men, women and ministers of religion would first cheer the men and then the bull, and each unfortunate rider as he was de throned by the bull would be frightfully hissed by the spectators. I haven't eaten a beef steak since my visit to the bull fight. Garibaldi. Garibaldi's home at Caprera is the simplest of habitations, and the life he leads therein is as simple. He has but few attendants, and it is told that guests are required to make their own beds. The General's days are uneventful. He rises in the morning at 4 o'clock, and without taking anything to eat goes off to look after some pets who inhabit the border and surface of a small pond not far from the house--a flock of geese. He feeds them, and then, having gone back to the house to get his cup of black coffee, he sets to work in his fields until about an hour before midday when he returns home and looks over and signs letters which Bassi, his secretary, has written according to his instructions. Some twelve or thirteen years ago he used to em ploy this hour before dinner in teaching a little shepherd lad named Luca Spano. The boy was little more than a cretin; but by dint of steady, quiet perseverance and kindness Garibaldi succeeded in making something of him. Hie had learned to read well, write a good hand, and was progressing well, when, on the tweni y-fourth of July, 1866, he fell by the General's side, fighting like a hero, at Monte Suello, in the Tyrol. Of this brave death, and other incidents connected with his adventurous life, the General freely discourses as he sits at the head of the board, his son Menotti and his friends on the one side and the other, and the servants "below the salt." Dinner at Caprera is always a simple meal; minestra, i. e. soup with Italian paste or veg etables in it, followed by two dishes at the most, and no wine on the table. At the end of about an hour the General leaves the table, and going to his room throws himself dressed upon the bed, sleeps for awhile, and then reads the papers or any book he is interested in. At 4 o'clock he goes back to his work in the field until 6 or 6:30, when he returns home again to sup. After supper he returns to his roomr, never neglects to write a page in his journal and note the meteorological changes of the day, and is generally in bed at the time when a great part of the world are beginning to turn night into day. Dances. Waltzing was invented so far back as 1400, although it did not actually become fashiona ble in Paris until 1810, when it was imported r Germann honor the Easpres Maie tiona. Homer pakse of a new dance Invented Iby Dmtdala for Ariadne; Theseus was im moderately fond of the reel or fandango. in which the arms move with the legs. The Nermans revived rather than invented round damees in the twelfth century; the Bohe mians invented the redowa; the Poles the poIka, first daneed in England in 1840; the Hungralans the mazurka and galop. The cotillon owes Its origin to the courtly Due de Lauznwk who, for his audacity in contracting a clandestine marriage with the "Grande Mademeiselle," was imprisoned for ten years by Louit X [V. To this now popular and long winded dance many figures were added by Marie Antoinette, and some more by the Em press Eugenie. Under the Second Empire the post c conductor of cotillions at the Tulle ries balls was one of considerable social im portance, and was long held by one of the Em peror's equerries, the Marquis de Caux. A Descending Chorus. [San Francisco Chronicle.] Yesterday forenoon while 200 of the ladies for the choir lor "Elijah" were rehearsing for its presentatinn last night, the scantling sup porting the temporary amphitheatre of seats 'erected in the year of the Grand Opera House Jstage, and upon which they were sitting, un expectedly and instantly eollapsed. There was a teriflc crash of the seats to the stage, and a comblnedshriek that might have been heard as far as North Beach. With a singular unanimity the head of ever lady went down first, and by a law of mechanics well known among engineers, of course her feet went down last. For a brief moment the sight was startling in an even painful degree. It was a convulsively kicking forest of reversed little bottines. It was like a prodigious shoal of the playful porpoises when they turn a half somersault on the suface of the sea. There were complete sets of bewitching little gai ters, running all the way from number ones to twos and a half, withf occasionally the plump little dumpling of a- foot of a heavy weight running as high as eafen number sixes. There were slippers and sandals and shoes, kid and cloth and prunella, sewed and pegged, and high heels and flat heels and round toes and square toes, but all lovely, lovely. And make what haste even the urgency of the calamity required, the male eye could not turn so hastily away that it did not unintentionally catch a glimpse of innumerable red stock ings, with white clocks; blue stockings, with red clocks; black stockings, with scarlet clocks; lambs' wool, cotton, lisle thread and silk stockings, lawn white and lavender colored stockings, embroidered in all the wonderful devices and twinkling colors in the world. The ladies were rapidly extricated, and it was found that fortunately no one was hurt. The staging was rebuilt, but any one going there at night, if any such one there was, with the malignant desire that the tableau should berepeated, was justly disap pointed, for, by particular request of the ladies, stout timbers were used in the re-erection. Vegetable Modesty. IN. Y. Times.] The poets are primarily responsible for the delusion that flowers are pre-eminently mod est., They perpetually tell us of the modest lily and the timid, bashful violet, and have firmly convinced the public that with the ossible exception of the peony, which in NVew England is considered to wear an in delicately healthy look, such a thing as an immodest flower does not exist. A very little unprejudiced observation will show that this is a gross delusion. Flowers, as a rule, have no sense of modesty whatever. The lily ar rays it'elf in simple white and stands on the to p of a tail stalk to solicit public attention. Would we consider a lady particularly modest who should dress herself in the simplest possible white garment and stand on the top of a barrel in the front yard to challenge the admiration of passers by? The violet is compelled, by circum stances over which it has no control, to re side very near the surface of the ground, where it is frequently hid behind bold and forward blades of grass. That the violet is not of a bashful and retiring disposition is, however, proved by the fact that it is always ready to display itself in the button-holes of brokers and men-about-town, in whose so ciety a really modest flower would blush to be found. As for the morning-glory, the shame less way in which it climbs to the windows of second-story bedrooms, and peers into pri vacy as if it were a disreputable elevated rail road, is utterly incompatible, not merely with modesty, but with common decency. In short, the average flower does not know the meaning of modesty, and although it may be ill-scented, crippled, and contaminated by in timate association with depraved worms, it will rear its head and mutely ask to be plucked and laid on the bosom of beauty. A Female Husband. Tuscarora, in the Stateof Nevada, has late ly been the scene of a most remarkable oc currence. A person known as Samuel M. Pollard courted and married a young woman of good family and reputation named Marancy Hughes. Maraney, after living with Pollard for six months, went back to her parents. She stated that Pollard was a woman, who, from motives connected with her previous career, had assumed male attire, and had married her partly as a cruel jest, and partly in order to better maintain her assumed character. Marancy also said that Pollard had deterred her by threats from previously making known the facts; and when some doubt was expressed as to the truth of her as tonishing story, Marancy went before a jus tice of the peace and made affidavit to it. She also urged the authorities to prosecute Pol lard. Meanwhile Pollard stoutly asserted that he (or she) belonged to the male sex, and averred that his wife had left him for other reasons than those put forward by her. The public, at first incredulous, gradually be came convinced that Marancy's statement was correct. In order to settle the question, Pollard was arrested on a charge of perjury in having sworn falsely when the marriage license was obtained. Tuscarora was in a fever of excitement, as women are scarce in that mining town, and the prospect of an ad dition to the ranks of the favored sex was an ticipated with anxiety. But whatever hoDes existed were dashed by the reconciliationi of Marancy and her husband. They met in court, they embraced, Marancy wept, and they walked off arm in arm without a word of explanation to the wondering officers. But still the Tuscarorans believe that Pollard is a woman. Cats. [N. Y. Time.] Cats may be divided into two great classes --limp and stiff cats. The limp cat is distin guished by a peculiar looseness of muscle and want of rigidity of tail and backbone. Cats of this species when handled are found to be very soft and pliable, almost as much so in fact as is the ordinary wet rag. If a limp cat is lifted by one hand placed under her mid ship section, she will suffer each of her ends to (droop, and will purr softly, with half-closed eyes. Limp cats are well suited for nursery purposes, since they can be used as necklaces by the children, and when taken up by one hind leg can be carried around the room with out making the slightest disturbance. The stiff cat, on the other hand, never droops, and cannot be bent. She objects to be handled ex cept with the greatest care, and insists on being kept right side up. Stiff cats detest children, and are about as fit for the nursery as is a can of nitro-glycerine. Inasmuch as limpness is generally but erroneously re garded as synonymous with tameness, cer tain geologists have refused to regard the limp cat as a separate species, and insist that it is merely an unusually tame cat. Every child knows that this is not true. Limp cats are born, not made, and are limp from their earliest kittenhood, while no amount of tam ing can render a stiff cat soft and pliable. This distinction, however, is purely physi cal. Morally, there is very little difference between cats. They all possess about the same degree of intelligence and the same want of principle. All cats will steal, swear, and fight, and there is not one who can be thoroughly trusted. It is for this reason that scientific persons view with doubt the tales that are occasionally told of cats who evince a superfeline intelligence or a purely doglike sense oI duty. ------- A man reading that the Paris Exhibition re quires an area of 642,000 metres exclaimed: "What a gas bill they must have to pay !" [Cincinnati Saturday Night. Beonsfleld, seventy-four years old; Glad atr maPSter y; Br , y' alsly-sePe; Gran ,ll esxWay-three; ortscaehdn eilghty; Bl.. marck, s ty-three; Von Motike, seventy.. eight; M.aeaon, seventy-two; D"daB seventy-six. LIST OF LETTEBS Reminltng in tbe New Orleans PaIFreglll at 11 a. m., June 15, 1878. LADIES' LIST, Adams I' mis Allen iI D mrs Alfred m r Adams C miss krundell M J. mrs Baptlste E miss Behan Maggie misl Bebee Belie mrs JBreeden li mrs Bringiers ML mrs Bowling Mary mrsl Byrnes Ellen mrs Bye Adel mrs Bremer Jane-nrs Bremer Engenlam lLeu Brown Rachell mrs rowi 0F mrs Brown Annie miss Brutney Alie miss Brook Annle miss Bond ME mrs Brennan L mrs Childs Jennie mrs Chatman M E mrs Crabtree C miss Cage Antoinette mlft Case Kate B mrs u (leronet Mary rmis Canenburg S A miss Chase Laura C milss Canvon Bell issark Annie mrs Franchi Vineoza miss Frank lin mrs Fremont Laura mrs Fields Betsy miss Francis Maria miss Fannas Lucinda Gardiner Harriet Galbreath Duncan mrs Gary Jelia miss Grabbe F mrs Gibbons ate miss Oliluly Annie miss Gordon Sue miss Hands J mrs Haynees F N miss Hedges F F mrs Harved Mary M mrs: Haward Dihana mrs Houesnn LuLesendrs m Hutson Josephine mrs Horlpy iazle Jenklns Louisa mrs Joordan Lucinda Jones Susan mrs Johnson row rah Me.m~ John Louisa mrs Kernochan J J mrs King George mrs t Kirkpatrick M mrs Keilum Genevefa m Ledowx a mrs aLeulenina g mrs Linvill Plorence mrs Lyons Louise mrs Locket Mary Jane Louis Oi'nesnti ^ mi' Loyd Anu mrs Ludlum Ellenn s Marcotte Nathalie miss Marshall Nancy miss Mussounler Aline Merlowney mrs Myatt Clara miss Mayer J J mrs Martin Mary A mrs Maher Mary mrs Maxwell MLttie mrs Maxey Julia miss Martin Ann miss Mleoun Mary mi Mason s Virginia Mlllinbern mrs Maclng D I) mrs McOerney N A lmm McPherson ML mrs McLean mrs McKever Kate mrs Noyse Mary A mrs Nelson Virginia Nicand Valentin mrs Obeman Virginia Otis Zille mrs Parker Lucy miss Patterson Vitotrlll Percie Mary A mrs Purs mrs Phillis Louisa mrs- Perry Mary mss Probst Rosina miss :r Hull J M mrs Rector Mary mrs Rolz Elizabeth mrs Riley Catharine a :. Robinson Martha Sauline Mary A mrs Sweeney Kittie > ., Sheen Aurora mrs Si mor-, Liz.e.. ".t . Ht Clair J C mrs Schafer Henry Stafford Florence mrs Smith C miss Smith Julia miss Singer Sue rtlckney R J mrs Snuaman Dila. Ward J P mrs Washington m.r s Walton Emma mrs Wilson Elizaeth. Williams Emma mrs 'Woods J B mrs CENTLEMIEWS Li"; Adams Robt M Abraham Jaoob Adams R L Ardevllle U Allen L J apt Andrews Earnett#e Allison J W Archinard Evarlg Avis James H Abbin J C Atocha A A Armstrong H b .* Arnholt George Abbott A L Arnbrister E A Anker M AngelPblek C F Auther Ohas L" Alien P C Breden G & H M Babbitt A D Babti te Jean J Black bamnue Bacave H Bradley Wm Brandin Albert Benbno Wm Bell W M A Bleeker Edw84.dt4 Breslin Patrick Brisbane Jna . Bgal Julius Booth M Bolly B Boyle Patrik Boland H Bogert & M>Ior . Bobb thas P Brookse Abn Boykins Henry Bureher L Hiý >: Burke H D Burbank &AO Buchanan Horton &cO Brunne eAoi Buckner H C Buite H PF Burke Peter Brunet E .i Barker A A Buetrner B B Captinile Jno J (Irane W E Carter J D Cain R G Canover Deseon Cadien W W Conde Swits Connaught m . Coulter James Cummilngs Jno Cartls Charlie Campbell G ro Clarke T H Davtdson J Darcanti P 0 D T Davis Thee DIenaWJf W Detter Geo Desera A J Delmas J T Dellen John Dress Herman Delmean Peatg DeBlane Aristide Devore O..., Dlerks J Dreyltue Jalm Dorsey Orlando judge Douglass _ .',. Dunlap A M Duboins EJ Dureamhl P C Dunn Wm Duer B Duffey Jas B Eastman E W Ernst Louis Ecerling G" o Elelee S Edrington Wm L Elmore F H Franquiaz H FranehiCo Fenrris John W Fehling Jobh sr Fite BF FryeB O Fowler & Smith Foute M A jug Forster dr Fully Loua . Pinlen Pat Gardner H L GardlHP Gaiger Geo Graham H H George M &eo Greene Wesley = Gidson E C Goodrich &it M Wa Goillothe J V Goff Wfm S Groves Edward Golden J B Gillam Francois B Henry J C Hesse Julis Heyman S Henry u Henshaw John M Hamberger Haggars Joseph Hardwik W U HalpDin W Harv lie J3 , Harris Edward HamIlton VWb Harris Jo.e.h Bagan James Hamp'on Wade hon Harlanx V Hay Walter Hallestead Aut Hlnman M H HinohmanN J3 Hill Robert M HottingerJOh Hollman &co Hollbrook Fr Hopkins John P Hodges W A Howe James Holland WP Huger Wm M Hurley John rj Ireland .J IR Ivens John ]A Jennet Joseph Johnson H Johnston John A Jones Henry Jones A Jeller Henry Kahn Adolhuse BE Kahn S Kenney AM Kellogg J C Heong Julius Kernooban H Kopeck Joseph Lyons Westerly Layte Adrien Lagrange & Lafrance Anatole Labve ' lirode Lanier I1 H LeGierse &co LeeteJ J llndfors & Schultz LT'Bere H E Mathieux J atsenbak. g Marshall P G L dr ir T Marks Simon May George Meringer Geo Minnech Pete. Miller James C Meyer Miaur Mitchell Joseph Morrison Ji Mnruz John P Murphy John Murphy Daniel Murtha Patriek . Mulrooney P McEeryo J.D K . McKee J M MeCuulloh.i.M: McDonald Wm MoLean Geo McVeigh A Nash Tony Norman F A Nordllnger J D O'Fallon & Hatch Oglesby B 0 O'Hara Tom . Patterson J M Pattman Wm Parker Levy Payton John W Parker T T Parrish ML Parker Walter Pleasants e ' Per-z Bias L Peters C W Pomarade Wm 0 Pries Fred Pico Willie J Phillips & Mete a Randolph C maj lrandol h GeOW. Roberts C(ha frobert Geosygg Rozal B F capt Robinson Frauk Iogtrs John M Rimer John Rinehart Calvine Itidiely Greenbtui Ryde John Rickey W P Rucker F J &co Russell Joan D Russel Job Rush T rev Schultz Victor Swartz Jas &oo St. Colombe A T Santa Camino Spellhonie W H Seely Chas Smith W D Smith J L. Smith Geo nmith CW C Smlth J S J Smith R W not H-n r Storme J H ' Strlngfellow W R Swlneha t Peter Simon George Starke W N 8tringer J D Stuber Jas L Tracy J G hon Taylor C C Tenhro JaS'Duet Telshsw Fritz Threber W W Tore Thomas Thompson J C Thornburg B P Thompson Edward Uto Guisipue Vandev-er A H Vamer Rube. Van Boessen H Vidt'n J Wtts J N Wadla Is isWpm Waters Jam.s Wash.P.toa Q Watkins Thomas Wafts WJ Webber CE Whent mre H W Weegers M T White Ellhu Witson. Patton & no Phitehsat, Lil Willis Augustus Wide David White John L WilitamsonOfC W-lihur Henry Williams Bee*B :U' Williams W S a Wood Henri Wood DO & no Woolsei John YoungJ W Ziekr Jl H -ol EIUsCaotLLNUuSs. anew mn