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KTNJIRTTK A*?> MAXXEIW.
M'hat to IV. ami W hut Not to Do in
Pol He !*n-ietjr.
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(jntTTF-TBl! pa rTk HEAPIItO I* BEPLT TO
as ruiow* udi's terr** -how to mu
OOOD iUTJUTl?*?'<" fcAPIK8.
There are alwa<-? question* which puzzle
those euteriug mx-ii-tr. and no doubt rome of
the rndm of The Stab hare thought over
those wliich are answered in this column to
day.
-Will you be kin ! enough to inform me the
proper heading to use in reply to an unknown
lady's Utter. referring <? ? business matter.
Should I xay -Air IV a Mrs. H or 'Madam?'"
Always "ma.L?m." It ? of no importance to
you whether ahe i? married or single. "Madam"
m proper. Our Uneuage needs the very con
venient Fren* li "mademoiselle." us in English
"miss" i? not couriered respectful; no we
must one "madam. '
H. A. C.?It is h.ir lly expected of a caller
that he would call later than 9 o'clock.
INVITATIONS TO WEDUI1IIS,
Florence KtrzoiBALD?It ia always proper
to aend a card in answer to an invitation to a
wedding. It is no longer the custom to tnrn
down the edge of visiting cards. One card, with
the lady's anil daughter's name engraved on
it, and fhe husband's card, left sejwirately, is
the usual form in leaving cards. Afternoon tea
is served from a table, not handed about. It
tioes not matter win ther the table is in the
parlor or the 'lining room.
M. O. V.?It is best always to be forgiving
and to meet kindness half way. Accept the
gifts with thanks.
Critic.?It is. of i-ourwe, proper for a married
kdy who is entertaining to send a card to a
young man. It is not proper, however, for a
yonac unmarried woman to do so. If she
wisth-s a friend invited she must ask her mother
or her chaperon to do it for her.
??Etiquette** asks: "A widow whose family
consists of a maiden sister and two daughters
entertains two gentlemen of distinction. In
what order should they be seated?"
The lady of the house takes in the gentleman
whom she wishes to distinguish and seats him
at her right hand. The sister could take in tho
other gentleman. In a house so rich in hos
tesses one conld hardly go wrong.
BOXXETH VI THEATERS.
"Buainess" asks: 4Tf thonghtfuln. ss of others
is a distinguishing and essential mark of good
breeding, how do you class women who remain
revered at the theater? This inquiry is occa
sioned by a remark of a newly-arrived English
man. who expressed hurprise that ladies did not
attend the theater in America. It aopears that
this mark of good breeding is applied without
regard to sex in the old country.'*
f his is a severe criticism on American ladies,
and most have been made by some gentleman
who had sat behind a very high hat the evening
before, ho tar as the high 1 Kin nets, which ob
?? are the stage from the audience, are con
cerned. we do most sincerely regret them, and
would beg every lady to avoid wearing a bonnet
which siiouid inconvenience any one else. Still
as it is the fashion in America to wear bonnets
to the play, women have a right to wear them.
Indeed, it seems almost impossible to make the
fashion prevail of "no bonnets." Mr. Wallack
t-ied it for many yf ars. but it is of no avail?one
r ason being that in America eab hire is so dear
that pe< >ple take the street ear* when en route
to the theater. In England they take a cab. so
a l?dv can have lier hair dressed for the theater
and drive thither, as she would to a party. It is
i?ot always possible f< >r a lady to remove her
kat or bonret at the theater without disar
ranging her hair. It is a much vexed ques
tion. However, nothing written ever affects
fivhioo. A sunbeam on a stone wall is as in
effectual to move it as the effort of a writer to
infuence fashion. It comes and goes, inde
pendently of criticism. Some day. perhaps,
every lady will go to the theater without her
bonnet, and it is a thing very desirable, since
bonnets are so high and so large and growing
more so every day. The comfort of those in
the back seats require that ladies in the front
?eats should be bonnetles*. Bat at present it
is not the American fashion, it is not conveni
ent. and until it becomes universal everv ladv
who goes without her bonnet will feel awkward
and strange.
.napoleon's man nebs.
Gertrude asks: "Was not Napoleon Bonaparte
very careless as to etiquette, and did not his
best friends have occasion to regret it?"
lee. When Napoleon from a soldier became
a great llrwt consul, with all the powers of a
ruler over many millions of people, he was
brusque, haughty, and unmanageable He weut
to the ball of Kme. Junot in his gray coat over
a fine uniform, but he would not take off his
gray coat. He wrote to her "that she could
not find the manners of her friends of the Fau
bourg St. Germain at the Tuillertes.'' He be
haved as some men and women do when thev
Had themselves where they expect to be pa
tronised. in the presence of those whom thev
know to be their superiors in refinement,
they attempt bv a certain insolence to
impress the well mann-red that they
do not care. When Napoleon became
emperor no one insisted on good manners and
an attention to etiquette more than he did. but
his best biographer says: "Two very separate
and very distinct natures were always visible
in Napoleon to the eye of intimacy. He pos
sessed instinctively tho desire of domination
and conquest and felt himself from childhood
destined to be master of the world, yet he was
i: irrowly aaj weakly sensitive to criticism.'*
Perhaps if he had' earlv been taught bv
"Madam M .re that Dinn r? are the shadows
of great virtues the great Napoleon would have
been even (.Tester than he was.
TO MAKE COUP SERVANTS.
'?Houfcki'-|xr"asks: "How can I make good
Servants? How can I persuade my maid to do
her duty at the door?"
\ servant t.innot be too carefully taught her
ditv io \ tutor*. Having first ascertained
w.:< ther In r unstress is at home or not, she
Ftou d also learn if that lady wishes to receive,
thus saving the caller the trouble of alighting
lroto her ? arrutge. While treating all callers
with civility, sat should be taught to diaerimi
tat? l>etwe*en friend ind foe, nor unwarily ad
ls it those who come to steal the umbrella or
those who come to pilfer time. To educate
g i.xl servants requires patience and kindness,
late rf< reiw-e nd faalt finding will injure the
temper, while snspictoa is bad for any one. To
I i iieve m a servant will fix habits of" honesty.
H"s|.ect their rights, respect their religion, re
spect their I'-eliug*. their hours of recreation,
cud do not be afraid to say "good night" and
? go?>d morning aft? r the pretty German
fashion. Assist them iu the writing of Their
letters. ?te a*h them all you cau. make your
h >uie their home. and you will have good serv
ant*. They will serve you in sickness and in
health, and ?e ready to die for you.
Ail servants like to be commanded by a
rtrong. honest, fair, judicious leader. Thev
?ee* llii praiser. the reward of their services,
ia a f. a well chosen thanks, ad a purt of their
hon-st wages. Irresolute persons who do not
ano f their own minds maae very |?oor mas
ters and mistresses. But far off from that
kiinin* **. w hich it is the pmilege of great na
ture. to bestow, is that familiarity which breeds
CMtempt that should be avoided.
THAT TOC MAT BE AOBEEABLE.
Edgar t i-untleroy" asks: "How can I make
myself agreeable in society, and how much
sma'l talk must 1 learn/ Where do I learn it?
How ran I get along at a dinner, talking and
ecting at the same time?"
1 his is a hard question to answer, because the
business of being agreeable is one which has
dviated the greatest geniuses. It is at once a
talent to be cultivated, and also a talent born in
one. He must be a du:l fellow, however, who.
bom to the sulendid birthright of being an
American, with everv chance of an education
with the knowledge that he is. if he has good
manners, the equal of any king?if such a man.
with the hereditary brightness of a free-born
cituen, and witfc the ei.liveuingclimate to back
bim. cannot be agreeable, who can?
let it is a hard, up-hill business, no doubt, to
?tart a conversation. What a wit calls the
"staircase conversation." which takes place be
tween couples going down to dinner, can
scarcely soar above the weather, or the trivial
ities of'he day. Facts are very valuable ad
junct*, but one doe* not wish to say, "Eight
Umis eight are sixty-four my worthy friend."
" aat are you going to do. then?
If the young girl next to Edgar haa tact and
intelligence she will keep him out of his difh
****) ? ** *u*y nmr: "thd jroa net? CoqueliaT
or ? Have you seen Mary Anderson in 'Galatea?' "
His tnawer will give her a little knowledge of
nis t u?te. Her question will move the slumber
ing springs of his eloquence, perhaps.
In Eondon they have a shop where one can
buy after-dinner s|ori?s and jokes for a guinea
ameee. One of these was lately ?old: "Why is
Mr. Gladstone like a certain fashionable piano'
onl^grind ***" Uprlght' tul
Now if we are reduc. d to this kind of pur
ehas, in America it is quite unlucky that we
have no "Grand Old Man who is such a foun
tain of jokes m m the great liberal leader; but
it is hardly probably that we shall be reduced
to su.-h Straita. People being easuallv intro
1^? to erch other often experience a certain
?mount of difln ulty in sorting a conversation?
"small talk" ?unless
wpport^J by the person by % the mtro
? ^ And it precisely at the
moment when the introduction is made that a
pleasant little menii >n like: "Mr. Edgar
Fanntl?roy, of Princeton?Miss Rosebud. Sr.
Fauntleroy is devoted to muric or art, Ac.,"
might well be made to help him along by a
kind and thoughtful hostess.
131 TUB DANCE.
Miss Augusta Maeawley asks a still harder
question. " I *m Jnst ont this winter, and I
scarcely find any mrtner whose dancing re
alizes my expectation*, What polite way shall
I rind of making this opinion known to him
without wood dine his amour propre? Shall
1 say " I am afraid I am not dancing your step.
We >lo not seem to get on well, do we 7" Or
shall I sny. ?? If yon do not mind I think I
should like to Bit down;" or shall I say, "I
have not fallen into your step; what step do yoo
dance V"
We should fear, as all yoong Americans are
admirable dancers, that Augusta needed a few
more dancing lessons herself. At any rate, if
she never finds a partner who equals her ex
pectations had she not better give np dancing?
WOHAN OB I.ADT.
"Jane" asks: When shall I nse the word
"woman" and when the word "lady?"
Use the word "woman" whenever you can.
She is a fine " woman." a cultivated "woman."
or a clever "woman" is better than the other.
Still, it is proper to say "lady" sometimes, as,
she ia a "lady ' in every relation of life.
M. E. W. Sherwood.
HOME MATTERS.
PRACTICAL HUOOEHTIONS TO rNDUSTRIOUB HOUSE
WIVES?LITTLE THINGS WHICH WILL SAVE
TIME AND TROUBLE -REMEDIES AMD PREVEN
TIVES?A FEW RECIPES.
A Layer op Leather on the iron holder
makes it cooler to use.
Soda-Craceers are much better if heated in
I the oven just before using.
Macuaxk Lace is almost as easy of execu
tion as old-time knitting, and. fortunately, is
coming again into popular favor.
lit I'siso Hot, moderately strong soda water
to clean them, the bristles of hair brushes will
remain white and stiff for a loug time.
A Si-eedier and Cleaner Way to remove
the skin of new potatoes than the common
practice of scraping with a knife is to "use a
scrubbing-brush."
A Little Turpentine added as clothes boil
will whiten and sweeten them without injuring
the m'wt delicate' fabric. For garments very
much soiled, use a spoonful of kerosene.
To Render a Houohenkd Skin soft and
smooth, wet in warm, soft water, then rub
thoroughly with oattueal flour, and wash off
with water containing a teaspoonful of pure
glycerine.
Kerosene Will Remove Spots from furni
ture; it is excellent to clean oil-cloth or zinc.
If you spill it on your clothes, hang them in
the air, and the spot and smell will both soon
disappear.
1ce-('reax Candt.?Three pints of sugar,
three-fourths of a pint of water, one teaspoon
fnl of cream of tartar, boil till it ropea, remove
from the tire and stir in any seaaoning yon
wish and pull till white.
If a New Broom be immersed in boiling
water nntil it is quite cold, and then thoroughly
dried in the air. it will be far more pleasant to
us<-. and will last much longer. Frequent
moistening of the broom is conducive to its
usefulness and also saves the carpet.
Cold Crevm.?Melt together one drachm of
white wax. one of spermaceti, and two ounces
of olive oil. Add two ounces of rose water Bnd
half an onnce of orange flower water. Rub to
gether till they are thoroughly incorporated,
and the mixture is of the consistency of cream.
The Experienced Chef wraps his fish in a
sheet of paper before boiling it. Square nap
kins of cheese-cloth are better. A sheet of
pa;>er may be placed inside the napkin, which
should be pinned in place. In this wav the fish
may be lifted out of the pot without danger of
breaking apart, and l>e served without being
mangled with the fork.
An Alleged Secret to Taee Awat Wrin
ei.es is to heat an iron shovel red hot, throw
on it a spoonful of myrrh in powder and smoke
the face over it. covering person and shovel
with a sheet to keep in the fumes. Repeat
this three times, heat the shovel again, and
pour on it two teaspooufuls of white wine,
steaming the face with it three times.
Sprains are Amonu the most aevere acci
dents to which we are liable. When a joint is
sprained, swelling comes on gradually. In
dislocation, the swelling and loss or motion of
the joint happen immediately after the acci
dent. A sprained limb should be kept per
fectly quiet. To prevent inflammation, use
poultices of wormwood, hops or tansy.
Oranoe Float.?One quart of water, the
juice and pulp of two lemons, one coffee cup
sugar. Let it come to a boil and put in four
tablespoons corn starch. Stir it continually
until it lias boiled about fifteen minutes. When
cold pour it over four or five oranges that have
been sliced thin, and over the top spread the
betted whites of three eggs sweetened and
flavored with vanilla.
Marsh M vll >ws. ?Dissolve one half of a
pound of ftu2! arabic in one pint of water.strain.
[ add one-half of a pound of sugar; place over
the fire and stir constantly till the syrnp be
comes of the consistency of honey: then add
gradually t'ae whites of four eggs well beaten,
stir till the mixture will not adhere to the fin
gers. have a pan dusted with starch at hand,
pour into this, and when cool enough divide
into firms usually seen. Marsh mallows are
delightful if they are placed.when a little stale,
ui the oven and slightly browned.
Celery Has Loxo Been Used por Salads
or eaten raw. but it is very much better cooked;
indeed, it thus becomes one of the most appe
tizing dishes prepared for our table. Cut it in
small cross section*, using nearly the entire
stalk and roots, rejecting only the very green
parts, cook it in but little w;'.ter, so that when
very tender the water will have boiled nearly
away; then add milk sufiicii nt for a nice gravy;
>< - son to taste with suit and pepper, rnb butter
and fl >ur to a smooth paste, a.nl add sufficient
t? make it of a creamy consistency. When the
flour is scalded it is done.
Deliohtfcl Little Toilet Baos are just now
making their appearance, filled with brau,
grated olive xoiip and almonds, which pressed
in water a few seconds give a creamy lather to
be rubbed on the face, neck and bod v. and
wiped off with a soft towel, without rinsing.
Those who like can make their own almond
meal as follows: Grated almonds, one pound;
flour, the same; powdered orris, one-quarter
ponad; lemon oil. one-half ounce: oil of bitter
almonds, one-quarter ounce. The almond
powder for the hands is blanched and powdered
almonds, one-h ilf pound: grated castile soap,
four ounces: orris powder, one ounce; finely
powdered pumice stone, three ounces; oil bit
ter aliuonus. one drachm.
Carino fob Furniture.?When cleaning the
room thoroughly it is a good plan to remove
the lighter articles of upholstered furniture
into the air. and the heavier ones into another
room in which the windows are opened. Hair
cloth is best cleaned by beating with a small
switch or rattan, afterward wiping with a soft
cloth. If it is ol 1 and losing its color it can be
made to look almost as good as new br wiping
it over with a cloth wet in ink. Plush furni
ture should be brushed with a bristle brush.
A medium sized paint brush is just the thing.
Never switch plush, as it will leave ft mark
that any amount of brushing will not entirely
obliterate. A small paint brush for the crevi
ces of the woodwork is a necessity, to keep it
in good condition by removing the dust. Wipe
over the woodwork with ? soft, damp cloth,
and polish with dry cloth. A small quantity
of warmed linseed oil rnbbed well into the
wood, and this afterward rubbed brisklv with ft
s<>ft. <lry cloth, will give the wood a nice, soft
polish.
Dirge for the Old Year.
Lo! at the cry ?>f the Old Year, who is (lying.
Wake we and rise,
Kise from the past where the dead months an
lying
I nder black skies;
We, whom he parted with sadly and sighing,
>bailing his eyes.
Once he was rich, he was rich beyond measure.
Heir to the sun;
Once he had fourfold of seasons for treasure.
Now he has none;
Once he had days which he gave for our pleasure,
-Now they are done.
Van, though your veins be with health overflow
ing.
Soon 'twill be sited;
Man, loving life, be ye wise in the knowing,
heath ye must wed;
Hark: 'Us the cry of (Hd Year, who Is going
Ah.' he Is dead:
Ah Answer.
"The gods have bated me," one said,
"That they send black-browed woe to Ml
Beside my hearth." Her somber head
Woe raised, and answered: "Slow of wit
"In hooth th??u art. and dull of sight.
Who thus the eternal gods do st blame.
To those whom the gods' hate dofh blight
Is sent in wrath not woe, bat shame!'
The Norwegian bark Bato, from Hamburg,
at Philadelphia, reports that on December 13,
in latitude 31.44 north, loogitnde 82.13 west, an
earthquake shock lasting two minntas was fall
MODES IK THE METROPOLIS.
What the Goddess of Faahioa Decrees
for Her Votaries.
A BBASOff Or BSTITAUS?TUB tXTBl STIUS?
m exodus or m nmmooni n ram
XINOS AMD ACCUHOK1IS?THE APPSOPBIATX LVD
iXAmorsiAT* 111 Pirss ?Mil toiixts.
From Our Own Correspondent.
Nsw Iou, December 89,1888.
This season may be called the season of revi
rals; revivals not only of forms bat of acces
sories, of details belonging to periods remote
from each other, and which, when combined,
as they frequently are, with little relevance or
regard for chronological order, produce singu
lar and decidedly polyglot effects. The "Em
pire" style is announced universally as the
only recognized "mode;" but if a woman is
courageous enough to wear ? true Empire
gown?and there are one or two that "dare"?
she is the cynosure of all eyes, and in exclusive
circles is considered too "pronounced" to be
quite safe. To be pronounced is to be con
demned, for it is the evidence of a disposition
to step outside the conventional pale; and when
once a woman does that "society" is afraid of
her.^or it does not know what direction she
may take nor how far she may go.
A general revival of the empire styles is not
dexirable, for in those days women must have
been almost frozen to aeath. The straight
lines of the skirt, from the arm-pit to the foot,
and its restricted width, compelled the weurer
to abandon all but the simplest and most neces
sary articles of underwear, and to have these
made of thin as well as soft materials. " How
do you manage to keep warm?" was asked of
the one ladv who wore tin absolutely straight,
short-waisted, low-necked, simon-pure Jose
phine gown at a recent gathering. "Oh! I am
very w.irm-blooded," she replied, "and do not
require much clothing to keep me comfort
able. I wear a close-knit silk 'combination.'
made low. a Swiss corslet, very low combina
tion drawers of silk to match my toilet, one
tine, soft, dannel skirt attached to a deep, single
yoke, which covers the hips, and oue em
broidered cambric skirt which buttons on to
this yoke. My combinations are made toprder,
are sleeveless and fit like a silken skin. They
are not, of course, subjected to the operations
of an ordinary laundress; not even to the
specially good one we have in our familv.
1 hey are Kent to a French cleaner, which is
naturally more expensive, but otherwise they
could only be worn once." It would be a
great satisfaction to interview, in the modern
way. a fuhionable woman of a hundred years
ago, and find out how they did not faeeze to
death. We know the texture of the fine, Bars
net silks of those days, the delicate, open
worked stockings (the test of fineness, was
passing them through the wearer's ring), the
light weight of the thin, smooth-faced cloths,
the Single soles of the daintv slippers, all of
which were for winter wear.' Half a centurv
later, little girls were clothed in low-necked
cotton frocks, short cotton hose and low shoes
in the very coldest weather, and must have
survived it, or they would not have had de
scendant*; but how? For one thing, they were
consist-'nt, a virtue we lack. Their dress was
thin both for dav and evening. Ours is
Weighted with wool, velvet and fur for the day
time, while for evening wear it is reduced to
a minimum.
KCPMFLi'rnxs or dum.
For some time past it has been a matter for
congratulation that fashion had rid itself of so
much in the way of accessories to dress.
These details of trimming and decoration are
constantly changing their form and method of
arrangement, and are the source of more waste
of time and monev. more expenditure of ner
vous force than clothing itself. No intelligent
person but recognizes the vulgarizing in
fluence of these bedizening effects, and re
joices over their lessening influence. But
dealers and manufacturers have taken the
alarm and started the ball rolling again. Whole
gla?s fronts of the large avenue shops are de
voted to the display in some of evening silks and
gauzes, and in others to laces, fans, fringes, rib
bo" 'Moments and every description of showv
artificial flowers mounted as wreaths, garlands
sprays, borders, the latter fringed with pen
dant grasses. Interspersed between the lace
and the flowers or mounted upon them are
aigrettes and jeweled combs, enameled flower
pins and gold or silver bangles, imitation dia
monds and small groups of ostrich feathers
fastened with small clasps, which mar be used
for the shoulders, the hair or for arn'ainenting
the dress. It is a vanity fair, which proves very
attractive; but the flimsiness Rnd uselessness of
these aids to costume are best estimated-bv the
debris of the stock when the few of "season"
are over.
iBTinciAL nowiu.
Some influential ladies have set their faces
against the waste of time and money involved
in successive see-saw changes and flimsv adorn
ments. It is in these last that novelties usu
ally consist, and to get rid of them is to be free
of much that is simply wearisome and not at
all necessary to elegance; in fact, distinction is
out of the question when the field is given over
to prettiness and pettiness. It must be ad
mitted. however, that there is a great revival
of artificial-flower decoration, of the soft silk
ruchuigs and drooping effects that were a feat
ure of the evening dress of thirty years ago. The
difference between then and now* is largely in
the height given to the shoulders and the
sleeves and the arrangement of the hair, which
is still worn high; the ornamental combs, pins
and aigrettes accentuating, but not exaggerat
ing this effect, by being usually placed a little
to one side of the crown of the'head.
But exaggerations ofjanv kind are usually
frowned upon by the best society in America,
and particularly is this the case with regard to
dress, or where it also shows ignorance of what
is suitable for the occasion. There are times
when it is perfectly proper to put the largest
amount of material iu the train and the small
est in the bodice, when the splendor of dia
monds and the magnificence of solid gold ein
broidery are not considered out of place upon
an American queen; but these are not for
mixed or semi-public assemblages. Thev are
for great events of a private character; and to
exhibit them in the wrong place is an admis
sion that the wearer has not the right oppor
tunity of displaying them.
IN APPROPRIATE DRE88IXO
is, however, much more general a fault
over-dressing. There are now many social oc
casions?afternoon receptions, club dinners,
and reunions?where nice distinctions in dress
are required, which few seem to understand.
At a reception which begins by daylight bon
onkv?dmissable, they are required;
such bonnets as would be worn in the evening
to the theater, a concert, or in the auditorium
whi?.?P<*ra" i the,fTCIllng- ??> *he contrary,
when "evening dress" appears on the card
the occasion being, perhaps, semi-public?the
words mean simply that the ladies are not to
wear bonnet*. A low-necked dresa at such a
place or a very showy costume would be as
mHt ?i,? ??? " * bonnet and walking
suit. Bat there are women who will wear
these, not from necessity, but to Bave them
selves and because they do not realize the fit
\Tw Vnrk1?**' ? J*""* dre??ing women in
w York do not employ many changes in cos
m handsome dinner or visiting dresa
lasts them at least two seasons and is pat to
some practical use afterward. The visiting
???? th! **' new 4,1 "ill do second
ary duty this year, and so of dinner dresses
evening dresses par excellence sometimes do
duty for several occaaions. The majority of
the dinner dresses and half-erening toilets con
hnte a # 7 * bodice half high, pointed
We f?ld? n?fni?t? t???ed with embroidered
?f striped silk gauze or crepe-de
chine and a skirt paneled, gored at the sides,
draped in front and full at the back, but not
!??' ?^l ?"?thln* floor at its deepest
part. The front may show a crossed vest or
Ju * ,old*' with wide, soft sash
or belt; but the pointed effect is generally ob
iwt ? * pretty fashion is revived of the
P*"! beads en!
circling the throat A style cannot be imagined
fomI.1Ct!CUi 10 d*"PW back of a well
? round, white throat, and the
poise of the whole upon the shoulders, than
this modest and charming costuming
and* T Interns, revers.
snddirectoire styles for silk forics intended
for the evening They give the dress-no mat
ter how costly the fabric-the effect of cloth?
while a simple tissue, delicate in color and
pr?i?mof?o^ Utraak "^ere appro
SFKCIAL TOILETS.
p>e difference which lends distinction to one
toilet, while another equally rich, may be com
pUt tol? words; bat
co,tume* recently worn
npon varied occasions may serve to show what
is accepted by leading authorities. The first
th ? *ftcrnoon reception to introduce
W ?3?S ,'rZX ?
The debutante wore a lovely dreas of white
ShiM^f with '?athered
fair hair and she ?r^aT?n^oufboL,nll
SithSLTV?J**"* white flowers, mingled
SssaaSSS'SS!
moo da; the daughter wore a single row of
pearl* 'round her throat, Mid pearl
Finn. The (ana were equally suggeetive.
That of the mother wae point lace with pearl
?ticks; that of the daughter, carved ivory,
framing a dainty combination of ribbon ana
ranxe. The flower# carried by the mother con
sisted of a great bunch of exquiaitely atriped
and iha ded carnations.
A young lady who "***i*ted" on the occasion,
wore a pink, striped gauze over pink silk,
trimmed with ribbon* slightly interwoven, and
forming a panel at the left side of the skirt,
where it ended in a bow, nearly at the foot.
Ribbon alio formed bretelle*. which upon the
shoulders were ornamented with bows and
striped the sleeve*, which met the gloves above
the elbow; and were sufficiently full to be gath
ered into a folded band of ribbon, which, with
its bow. served also a* a heading for the top of
the gloves.
A very handsome drew worn by one of the
guests was a redingote of golden brown velvet
over a skirt of old gold satin embroidered with
gold, and waistcoat and rever* to match. The
bonnet has a front of brown velvet, with gold
embroidered crown and trimming of gold lace,
covering upright loops of brown velvet.
CLUB HECEPTION COSTUMES.
Toilets very well worthy of consideration are
often seen at great club reunions; such, for
example, a* the "Nineteenth Century club," of
New York, and the "Contemporary," based
upon the same idea, in Philadelphia. These
assemblages, and others of a similar kind, are
practically receptions, where, on account of
their semi-public character, "full" dress?that
is. low necks and short sleeves?would bo out of
place; but where, as bonnets are not admiss
able. handsome dinner dress?? and afternoon
reception dresses, which are made without
trains, may very well be worn. A charming
gown worn recently at the "Nineteenth Cen
turv club" wa* of yellowi h. gray velvet, with
front of yellow, wrinkled crepe and lengthwise
puffs of "the same inserted into the tops of the
sleeves. The front wa* cut a la Princes# and
crossed; one side?the left or underneath side
showing a border of netted passementerie in
shades of yellow silk and gold thread, and the
other a cascade of old lace, which also formed
ruffles for the sleeves. Tho crossed folds of
the skirt were held in place by a flat girdle of
the passementerie, which, united with a jacket
made by lifting the velvet into a double, box
I plait and lining it with crape to form drapery
above a plaiting of the crape arranged as a
gored panel. A most effective black dress,
worn upon the same occasion, was of moire
antique with the front of flesh-oolorcd silk,
over which lace was draped in what is
i known as the "Venetian" style; that is, diagon
' allv. The bodice was of black velvet, and a full
! pointed vest was draped in the same way and
outlined with embroidered lace, which also
formed an outstanding collar, not wide, but
wired to keep it in place. The embroidery was
executed with Bilk chenille in delicate flesh
pink shades and gold thread. A lovely dress
was of soft Nile green silk, perfectly straight,
with paneled silk of knife-plaited cream
colored bilk crape and small blotting-paper
pink silk coat in the directoire style, faced
with cream silk and showing silk crape vest,
full, and ruffles at the throat and wrists of an
tique Mechlin lace. There is a great revival of
ancient brocades among foreign manufacturers
this season; and though few have been seen
here?and the quantity must always be limited
because of the coit?yet the interest has been
sufficient to justify a recent exhibition in Lon
don. where modern copies of both French and
English manufacture were placed side by side
with genuine antiques, and won the highest
commendation. Worth has made a great point
of old rose (Dubarry) brocade, with blending
of cream and gold and decoration of old point
lace and rose brocaded ribbon.
THE LATEST NOVELTY
in imported stationery is charming. It consists
of clear sheets of thick smooth paper in shades
of gray and gobelin blue, with white lettering,
small, distinct, and slightly raised. This is a
great improvement upon the dingy, smoked,
and "ragged-edged" stuff, which carried an af
fectation of dirtiness, while the new designs
are cheerful and refined, to say the least.
I The long and wide lace scarfs and their uses
have suggested various stylish effects produced
with a few yards of gauze or tulle upon straight,
simple dresses of soft, plain silk surah or
China silk. From four and a half to five yards
can be effectively used in the following way:
Gather the center of the whole width together
at the back of the bodice, fasten it with a round
bow (no ends) in position. Widen out the folds
on both sides and drape the scarf up to the
shoulders, where they are gathered and fas
tened with a bow, as at the back. The cloud
like fold* are then again widened out. crossed
over the bust and carried down on each side of
the skirt to form panels, bow* of ribbon with
out ends being used to fasten the folds in posi
tion where they are drawn up toward the hips,
and again half-wav down the sides of the skirt
on either side of the front, which the scarf-like
folds inclose. This is a complete garniture,
and flowers, such as grasses, fine foliage and
the like, if flexibly mounted, may be used in
the same war; or 'for a dinner dress upon a
rich fabric, bands of curled ostrich feathers.
SOME ORIGINAL DESIGNS.
Christmas gifts have developed some original
ideas, one of which is an imported fan, which
is a mask, and contains powder-pouch and
pockets for pins, hair-pins and pencil-case. It
is made i* gauze or lace. The watch-bracelet,
or bracelet in which a watch is iuserted. has
been greatly improved, and is not now at all so
clumsy as were the first specimens. The latest
consists of three narrow, ornamental clasps,
with a pretty central framework into which the
watch is securelv screwed. It 'is convenient,
and not beyond the size or weight of an ordi
nary. moderate-sized bracelet. The single
flower designs in enamel are new in jewelry and
are very pretty with tiny diamond centers. It
is important to remember that the richer and
more expensive the article, whether in jewelry
or lingerie, the finer and more refined is its
character. Au^extraordinary effect was pro
duced at thf opera on a recent occasion
by a lady who wore a beautiful gown
of white-striped satin and brocade, with
satin front covered with a complete but
very fine network of pearls. Across
the'front of the square-cut bodice, which was
completed by a Medice collar of Mechlin lace,
was a series of graduated diamond stars, worn
as an order, the smaller uearing the waist. The
hair was combed up very high, and an aigrette
worn in it displayed a countless number of
slender filaments, all quivering with light. A
close band of diamonds, not large, but even
and very white encircled her throat. It is much
more frequent than formerly, to see rather
narrow, open de Medici collars in lace or the
fabric of the dress. When solid they are
usually furnished with a stiff interlining, and are
edged with gold cord or beads. Upon black or
white dresses lace may be used for this pur
Sose, wired at the top, at the bottom and in
He middle. Lace looks better if it is narrowed
toward the front. Jemmy Jume.
Saturday Smiles.
A few days left for naughtiness. With next
Wednesday dawns the annual millennium.?
Boston Transcript.
Homebody has invented a "waist attachment,"
but the girl* say the right arm will never go
out of general use.?Rochester Post-Express.
A little girl was asked by an artist to define
drawing. "Oh," she replied, "drawing is
thinking, and then marking around the think."
?Scranton Truth.
Mrs. Lillie D. Blake declares that the Ameri
can eagle is a hen, and with Columbia a woman
and Liberty, as figured on Bedlow's Island, a
woman, the inevitable conclusion is reached by
many that woman should vote.?Auburn Adver
tiser.
Creeds on Trial.?Little Dot?"Our minister
pray* ever so much louder than your* does."
Little Bub?"I don't care if he does. Our
minister jumps the highest when he preaches,
so there now. ?Philadelphia Record.
Sloppy is very free with his praise of woman,
but words are cheap. He was saying in the
car the other day, "I tell you that woman
?tend* for all that is pure and noble and good
in humanity."
"I see," replied Fogg; "and that's why you
don't get up and give one of these ladies a seat:
but don't you think you are a trifle egotistical
to speak of yourself as 'all that's pure and
noble and good in humanity?"?Boston Trans
cript.
Young Man?"Do you make any reduction for
goods purchased in quantities?"
Jeweler (*miling)?"Certainly.**
Young Man?"Then give me a dozen of
your cheapest engagement ring*. I am going
to live in Halt Lake City, and feel that it is neo
sary to economise."?Jewelers' Weekly.
Husband?"This house is as cold ss a barn,
all the doors are swinging open, the children
yelling, no signs of supper, no"
"Wife?"Why, my dear, how unreasonable
you are. You are absolutely brutaL The idea
of talking that way after I've worked like a
slave the whole afternoon trying to finish this
'Heaven Bless Our Home' motto for the front
halL"?JVcw York Weekly.
? I ask her to be mine and cry,
"Let not, I pray, your answer be
That cruel word of letter* two;
Instead, the weed of letters three."
, and aays with grade smite,
That makes my heart beat rapturously,
"Your prayer Is granted; my reply,
A weed composed of letters three."
I fold her to my throbbing heart.
To kiss her ruby Hps I try;
She draws herself away and says;
This to my sineir, ?n-a-y.'*
?ran*
NEW YORK'S OAT SEASON.
The Cry Now la the Metropolis Is "On
with the Dance."
4 CamiBTKAS UXE A DAT IS MAT?ALL S0BT9 OF
OOXUa BALLS IS PREPARATION?THIS IHACOC
BATIOS BALL, TBB CHARITY BTLL, TUB FBBXCB
BALL, ABO X'OLOBT'S "8CABLET BAIL."
Correspondence of In Eveki wo Stab.
New York. Dec. 28.
This town has recovered ita normal state
nfter the excitement and bnstle of Christmas.
Weatherly speaking, it wan the mott peculiar
Christmas we hare had here in a good many
Tear*. According to all the story-book*. Christ
mas in thi* latitude should be accompanied by
bi? snow-banks, jingling sleigh-bells, merry
skaters, and maffled-up folks stamping their
feet to keep their toes from freezing. And we
generally follow out the story-book idea with
more or lew accuracy. This Christmas, how
ever. New Yorkers sat on the benches in the
parks, rowed about in skiffs on the Harlem
river, or stayed at home in the front parlor
with the windows wide open, and acted gener
ally as if it were Mav-day. instead of Christ- ,
mas. And a real May-<lay it was in all except the |
blossoming trees and' the green of spring
j foliage.
V
The fine weather recently has caused the
Sunday promenade* on 5th avenue to be re
sumed. It i* amusing to study the people who
walk up and down this swell thoroughfare Sun
day afternoons. They are all members of New
York's "middle class," respectable tradesmen
and their wives, young clerks and their sweet
hearts, often successful merchants and well-to
do professional men with their families. The
swell residents of 5th avenue, the members
of the 400. never on anv account promenade
that street on Sunday, although on other days
they can be seen out in force for hours of every
afternoon. But if they go out on Sunday they
ride or drive, and leave the broad flagstones
to the invaders from 3d avenue and 8th avenue
and the lower cross-streets. And these good
people, hold their heads high, their silvei-top
Sed sticks a CAitglaite, and strut along with a
esperate attempt at a nonchalance, which is
intended to make every other stroller believe
that his fellow is a resident of Murray Hill or
Lenox Hill out for a Sunday airing. To an at
tentive observer, however," the tinuveau riche
cannot disguise his station. There is an air
about him (or her) which indicates the fact at ;
once that the stroller knows that he is out on
dress parade, and thinks that he is pointed out
by every other stroller as one of "the elect" of ]
j the social and wenlthy world. If l>y some
unusual chance an individual to the 5th-avenue
manner-born happens to walk along the pave
ment on Sunday lie goes at a business-like
gait, looking neither to the right nor the left,
and ten chances to one his attire i* not half so
elaborate as the raiment of the self-satisfied
imitator of swelldom, who is confident he is
cutting a great dash.
V
Does every man who gets out of a govern
ment job cast his eyes upon New York city a* a
post-official Mecca? It would seem so from the
reported advent here of many men now in high
government places after next March. The
President will practice law here, the
gossip* say. Secretary Dan Lam on t
will go into the insurance business in New
York when Elijah Halford takes his job, and it
is declared as a certainty that Messrs. Dickinson
and Vilas have in contemplation the opening of
law offices in New York before April fools' day.
* *
The New York dancing season is at hand.
There are balls and balls, from the "charity"
affair which will open the season to Billy Mc
Glory's "scarlet ball," which opens more whis
ky and beer bottles than anything else. New
York is to have an inauguration ball as well as
Washington next spring. The occasion will be
the centennial celebration of Oeorge Washing
ton's inauguration in 1789, and arrangements ore
already under way. It will be given in the
Metropolitan opera house, and will be accom
panied by a grand banquet, of which 800 peo
ple will partake. Mr. Ward McAllister has
been made the manager, and nobody not guar
anteed by Mr. Ward McAllister can get so |
much as the toe* of hi* pumps into
the banquet or ball room. Fiftv-nine
boxes in the opera house have already
been sold to people known personally to Mr.
McAllister at &80 each, and the remaining
hoxes have been reserved tor invited guests,
first of whom are the President and Vice-Presi
dent of the United States, the Speaker of the
House, the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court, commanding officers of the army and
navy, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland,
the governor of this state, mayor of this city,
and "representatives of George Washington
and John Adams." The opera house will be
made to contain 7,000 people, and every lady
present will receive a souvenir which will be
handed down in New York families henceforth
as a sort of patent of nobility.
Of course this ball cannot be restricted to the
immaculate four hundred, but at the charity
ball, to be given January 8, it is likely that the
chosen of society will have an affair all to them
selves. The charity ball is the annual swell
affair of New York, after the Patriarchs', and
this year it will probably take precedence of
eveu that event. The list of the patronesses
includes most of the fashionable people in town,
and they are now especially active in arrange
ments to make it a success. The president is
Mrs. William Astor: Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt
and Mrs. Edward Cooper are the vice-presi
dents; Mrs. Alexander J. Leith and Mrs. God
dard are the secretaries, and Mrs. Chester
Griswold is the treasurer.
After the Patriarchs' and the two ladies' as
semblies' perhaps the most distinguished pub
lic ball is that of the Old Guard, which this
year will be held January 24. This is dis
tinctly a military affair, and not only
the member* of the Old Guard them
selves, but officers of all New York
regiments and several out-of-town regi
ments, appear in full uniform. There i* often,
too. a delegation of U. S. army officer* from
Governor'* Island, and occasionally s U. S.
navy uniform lends contrast to the military
bine and gold. This is a favorite ball with the
ladies, whose traditional partiality for any
thing wearing a uniform is manifested at the
Old Guard ball year after year.
The "high-rollers" about town are awaiting
with impatience their favorite ball of the sea
son, which is the fancy-dress reception given
annually by the Cercle Francaise de 1 Har
monic, and which ha* become widely and more
popularly known as the French ball. I can
remember instances of fun-loving New
Yorkers cutting short a .tour of Eu
rope to be here in time for the French ball,
and I knew some mighty men in Washington
government circle* who would willingly stop
the wheel* of government rather thau
mis* thi* festive and reckless occasion.
The Cercle Francaise de l'llarmodie is
a society of eminently respectable and
highly patriotic Frenchman in New York, a
society whose business during 364 day* of the
year is the quiet, noble, and praiseworthy per
formance of deeds of charity and benevolence
for unfortunate New Yorker* of French nativitv.
Bnt on the 365th day of the year, which will
fall on Jan. 31 in 1889. the business of the Cer
cle is to lose all reserve, all sedateness, al
most even all modesty and respectability,
in the mad whirl of the voluptuous
dance with can-can accompaniment, and
the riotous absorption of champagne by
the ton. Every year, about a week be
fore the ball, the dignified president of
the Cercle tells the newspaper men that "this
vcar" there will be positively no can-can ob
ligates permitted to intrude into the harmon
ious respectability to be maintained; and each
year with unfailing regularity the kicking off
of tall hats by wine-mad females in long gowns
becomes a feature of the ball from 4 to 6 in the
morning. Policemen are always on hand to
quench any too exorberant display of feminine
agility in the kicking line, but your policeman
is only human after all, and if he
turns his back and only looks on at
the high kickers with eye askance, who can
blame nimV As a general thing only the noisy
and untamable females are subjected to inter
ference, and the day after the nail the police
court rooms are always crowded by people cu
rious to see the prisoners in tights and
decollete garments of fancy cnt and hue.
Some of the most staid and dignified mem
bers of society, femsle as well as male, attend
this ball on the quiet and en masque, and once
in a while enthusiasm and wine get the better
of the mere sentiment of curiosity which led
to their presence, and an accidentally displaced
domino often causes a scandal which interferes
with future peace of mind if not ease of eon
science.
The reel French ball, at which tne Gallic
tongue drowns all others, is the ball of the
SocIeM Culinaire Frapcais, or the French
cooks, whieh will be given this season on Feb.
8. The principal French theft of the swell New
Tork hotels and restaurant* display on this
nnwim *- "
soins of the most exalted society people of the
city. OI
Billy MsGteey^ "scarlet ball" ean scarcely
be eompared to Wardy McAllister's PatriswK
ball in any particular. And the rMsmbh
?**- The soviet hall h |
riotous and a* unlicensed u the French tell,
bat it isn't so rMptctatblc. They drink ctem
?e at the French ball, while at Billy'* they
t beer and plain whisky. Billy's tell is
more exclusive. eTen. thun a McAllister tell
so exclusive, in fact, that the date and place of
its occurrence are never printed, and not eras
mentioned above a whisper. and police pro
tection is discouraged rather than demanded.
In truth, a postponement of the ball is
very likely to follow a rumor that the police
are "onto it." The vast agglomeration of
East Side sports, sports male and sports female,
is invited to the scarlet ball, and only desperate
illness or a shockingly bad "fortune" tola by a
deck of cards ever compels the sending of a
regret. Billy won't thank me for telling that
New Year's eve is the date set for his bull this
season, but I will be discreet enough not to
mention the place chosen for the danoe or the
subsequent banquet, although the hotel
proprietors of New York would proba
bly pay high for information con
cerning the localitv fixed upon for the lat
ter event. On New Year s eve of 1884. I think
it was. when the fun and frolic had waxed
high and loose at the m-arlet ball. Billy in
vited every one of his select compnny to snpper
at his expense at the Hotel Brunswick, one of
the toniest inns on Sth avenue. Of course
everybody accepted. Every cab, hack and om
nibus on the east side was engaged, with two or
three licensed venders' cart* and an undertaker's
ambulance to carry the company to the hos
telry, and the procession drove about the
streets so long before reaching the hotel that
a temporary air of sobriety deceived the clerks
when the sports filed in to supp?r. The few
dudes left around the house at that late hour
stared with stoical wonder at the company, and
the mutton-chop whiskered waiters sleepily
marveled a little at so many pea-jackets
and so few dress coats among the gueats. but
the banquet began, at any rate, with a decent
show of respectability. As it progressed,
however, the temporary lull of sobriety grad
ually vanished and a cyclone of howling
inebriety followed. The guests mixed their
pousse-cafwith their Monferratto and their
8t Julien, they swore at the terrapin and
loudly proclaimed a preference for corned
beef ana cabbage, and in the end leaped upon
the dinning-tables and went "on with the
dance" to the horror of the waiters
and the terror of the awakened guests.
The proprietor was called by the
dismayed and routed clerks and waiters. In
vain he offered to make the guests a present of
their suppers, and even the tender of a round
sum to Billy if he would call off his sporting
women from the tops of the tables was met
with a refusal. Billy bad paid for his guests'
accommodation, and' paid double rates, too.
because of the lateness of the hour, and
he was going to see that his friends
had their money's worth. And he did.
It was 6 o'clock in'the morning when the calm,
i'>e hacks, the omnibuses, and the (^censed
venders' carts rolled away from the 5th avenue
hostelry, and Billy himself was the last to
leave, reclining in solitary state in the under
taker's ambulance and wishing the landlord,
the clerks, and the waiters a "h?11 of a happy
New Year" as he rolled around the corner of
27th street. And ever since then the Bonifaces
of New York have been a bit anxious as to
Billy MeUlory's whereabouts about this time of
the year. H. 11. Soruc.
STILL STRONG FOR RKFORM.
Letters sod Speeches at the Boston
Tariff Reform Banquet.
About 225 people sat down to the annual
banquet of the Massachusetts tariff reform
league at the Hotel Vendome, Boston, last
night Among the distinguished persons pres
ent were Secretary Fairchild, President Eliot,
of Harvard; CoL T. W. Higginson, Repre
sentative P. A. Collins, Hon. John F. Andrew,
Hon. Henry L. Pierce. Hon. George 8. Hale,
C. R. Codman. Hon. Leopold Morse. Jesse Met
calf, M. T. Stevens, Representative Burnett,
W. B. Rice and William Endicott
In his opening speech Hon. W. E. Russell
said the gathering was not one of interested
capitalists to rejoice over a political victory,
but a gathering in the interests of the propa
gation of a great politico-economical reform.
Referring to the election, he said there was a
misfortune in the defeat of President Cleve
land, a brave and honest man. Three cheer*
were here given for I'resident Cleveland.
THE PRKHIllENl's LETTER
was then read, expressing regret at his in
ability to be present Continuing, the letter
said of the objects of the league: "This reform
appears to me to be as far-reaching in its pur
poses as the destiny of our country, and a*
broad in it* beneficence aa the welfare of our
entire people. It is because the effort* of its
advocates are not discredited by any sordid
motive that they are able, boldly and confi
dently, to attack the strongholds of selfishness
and greed. * ? ? Ho long aa the advocates
of tariff reform appreciate the sentiments in
which our institutions had their origin, so long
as they apprehend the fores* which alone can
guide their operations, so long as thev in a
spirit of true patriotism are consecrated to the
services of their country, temporary defeat
bring* no discouragement. ? ? ? In the
track of reform are often fonnd the dead
hope* of pioneers and the despair of those who
fall in the march. But there will be neither
despair nor dead hopes in the path of tariff
reform; nor shall its pioneers fail to reach the
heights. Holding fast their faith and reject
ing every alluring overture and every decep
tive compromise which would betray their
sacred trust, thev themselves shall regain and
restore the patrimony of their countrymen,
freed from the trespass of grasping encroach
ment. and safely secured bv the genius of
American justice and equalitv.
The letter was greeted with cheers, and the
president's health was drunk standing.
SECRET AH V FAIRCHILD'S SPEECH.
Secretary Fairchild was then introduced aa
the representative of the administration. He
said the struggle for tariff reform had only be
gun. "The record of the late canvas* brings
no discouragement to our cause, but, on the
contrary, high hopes for the future. It shows
us that wherever intellect was aroused, thought
invoked, and experience appealed to we made
great gains, that we lost onlv in those place*
where mind was dominated by passion, where
partisanship and the blind prejudice of race
and section overcame benevolence and love
for a whole country. It i* true, the tariff
should be settled and forever removed from
the domain of politics, for it not only disturbs
business, but. infinitely worse, it prevents the
simple purpose of universal beneficence, for
which alone our government is fitted. It con
vert* our legislative halls into scene* of barter
between conflicting interest* where wrangle*
over mean* to enable men to get more and still
more money from our citizens become the chief
character of peoples' representative*. It de
grade* business and often makes success there
in the prize of dishonor. It corrupt* the peo
ple."
A LETTER FROM SPEAKER CARLISLE
was read, in which he said: "This struggle ha*
just commenced in this country, and those who
delude themselves with the hope that it will be
abandoned before the triumph of right over
wrong are simplv augmenting the weight of
the blow that will inevitably fall upon them in
the future. This is not a threat, but a friendly
warning. The history of all movement* for
necessary social or political reforms show* that
they grow more radical by opposition and
delay, and it would be wise and patriotic upon
the part of our opponi nta to recognize the in
evitable and accede to reasonable demands
now, rather than to be forced to accept harder
term* hereafter."
Letters of regret were also read from Secre
tary Endicott. David A. Wells, President Hye,
of Bowdoin college; Carl Schurs, Oen. Francis
A. Walker, and others. Speeches were made
by Representative* Collins and Fitch, Edward
Atkinson. President Eliot, CoL Higginson, and
Representative Morse. At the close of the ban
quet "three times three" cheers were given for
President Cleveland.
Ah, Ha!
Tram the Hew York San.
A good many of the members of both houses
of Congress have come to thi* city from Wash
ington to spend the holiday season. They are
to be aeen at the leading hotels, theaters, and
other public places. Even some of those among
them who have gray hairs appear to know how
to enjoy themselves when they are ia Mew
York.
Bur Admiral Lb Rot's Will.?Rear Ad
miral Wm. K. Le Roy's will, dated December
6,1881, has been filed for probate in New York.
It names as executors Admiral Le Boy's brother,
Anson Y. H. Le Boy, and his cousin, Herman
R. Le Boy, who receive *6,000 each. Hi* wife
receives one-half of the residue of the estate,
after the payment of the legacies, for life, and
the children, Julia E. sad Henry W. Le Boy,
reoeive ths other half. At Mrs. Ls Boy's dsath
each of her two children by a former marriage
is to reoeive 910,000, sad the residue of the es
tate will go to Jalia K.and Hsnrr W. Ls Boy.
Txariso Up a Rinaotn Tract.?Mayor Pat
rick F. O lessen, of Long Island City, known as
the "Fighting Mayor," yesterday ?d* snath *r
raid on tteXong Island railroad company's
property far alleged violation of the corpora
tion laws of that citjL With a foros of n?ea the
mayor tore np the iwpiuy's tracks on Float
street sad destroysd oao of their buildings.
The oosspaay had been ssWfiii that Hmast re
move the tracks, bat paid ao ?ttoattea to the
aotMosttoa. The rsBreed mea resisted, hat
without sffset Fl?e men ai ths meysr** party
LADIES' GOODS.
TTHTTL JANUARY 1ST. I WILL BILL CHRIST
IJ maaCania at ball-price. Ufnoati Favor*. New
Year Oar-U. Wall nnmetlL Tor*. (* Id Paint Scrap
B.K>k P*t
(Ma. Wail OrnaiMDla, Tot*. IK44 Fatal. Scrap
Picture#. Studi-? to paint-rreoch Tlaene PH?r.
Laavea, fee. J. JAY GOULD. 421 !?<!> .1 aa1.. u..
4 LADY, FORMERLY CARRYING OS I>KI?
Aaiakinr in New York, w\>uld like the |?tronagr of
the Washington kadiea. Woderwte prk* and J<arfect
flv 7 Cat. a.a. dlT-fcr*
"\f 1SS GAITTTER HAS RETURNED FROM NEW
JjK York, and tafornia bwrrualoinereaBd the public
that ahe will make Dliectoire Empire Gowaa
Tailor-made Suite 72S 13th at a w. dl :?-???
SUPERFLUOUS H AIR DEHTKt>YED, LEAVING Ml
trace. by my ?la tnr nwdlr inm rmt, andoraed by
every prominent rUyurton. Ten yeara' i**Ui? in
this city. Kle. incwl treatment (or la<Ueaand ihlldr
oclO-'lui* SIRS. 1'K. GABRIEL. l-t'-'l G at. a.a
Mux 31, J. Praxdl
1329 F ?U n.w. (Mra Harrlenn'm,
mi FRENCH HAIR GOOD&
A aperfal aelertton In "HEIX. AMBER AND DULL
JIT ORNAMENTS. SHAMPOOING.
Hair Dnawd and Ban** Sl>m?rle.l eu3T -
\TON BRANDTS. 12? PENS. AVI
Tailor-made Gowna. Kidiiuc Habit a. Ereninr and
Street Coetumee. etc.. made at abort notice IVrl ?, t
fit and work, one fitting required Reasonable i>rv*a
Formerly with Ia<t& A Taylor. New York. an.'. Wm
Barr ft Co.. Ht. Louie. Buttonholea made. il3-'Aa'
? ILY DRESS SHIELDS ARE THE BEST M\NP
Kjufactured by the Brooklyn Shield Co.. Brooklyn. N.
V. Sold by all lea'Uug dr> -gooda hoUaua in U>e I 111 tad
SUtn. or4Uel.l
.?'KKNCH DYEING. SCOURING AND DRY CLEAN
_ ING EKTABIJSHMENT, 1206 New York are.
Firet-claaa Ladiee' and OenU' work at avery
P
tion. liuah. \elvet and E renin* Dreaaee AN'TO>
AND CAROLINE LEUCH. lormeriy with A Fischer
and Majeon 1 newe, Parle. Ja-1 ?!?'
NTON FISCHER'S DRT CLEANING ESTAB
LISHMENT AND DYE WORKS. WtflO at. n w.
UktodacV
Ladle*' ami Grata' Garmenta of all ktnda cleaned and
Dyed without leiur ripped Ladiea' Evening Dreeeea
a aaiartaUy. Thirty-five yeara' ri|wieuca Fncee
moderate. Gooda called for and delivered. al4
~/T LLWOOLUARMENTS,M ADE UP OK RIPPED
Adyed a rood mourning Uack. 4. FISCHER.
?14 wot)Gat a.w.
GENTLEMEN'S GOODS.
6a Ta Km
TAILOR.
oc9 4ta 414 8TH STREET
Ha Da Bark
IMPORTER AND TAILOR.
Ilia the honor to Inform yon that hia NEW GOODS
have Juat arrived. _ _ . .
Mr. BARRiwraonally fita all (amenta made in hia
1111 PENNSYLVANIA ATI.
twiii 7 Waahlagton. D. O
HOUSEFURNISH1NGS.
The Pa Hanson Hiss
MANUFACTURING COMPANY.
WALL PAPERS.
FRESCO PAINTING.
Furniture, Upholatary Guoila and Curtaiua.
S15 15th at. u.w.
Baltimore Home, '-'17 X. Cbarleeat dll-3m
Cooking By Oar
A full Una of
OAS COOKING 8TO
Ob band and foraala.
mh!U WASHINGTON GASLIGHT COMPANY.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY
Diaries. calendarsT*
ALMANACS. NEW YEAR CARDS.
It I . AN K BOOKS. COMMERCIAL STATIONERY.
All the Hel)w and lUquiaitee fur the 1SH9 Inter -
national Sunday School Leeeona.
C. C. PURS ELL.
d2S 41S 9th at
"If oyUEENft"WALLACE,
jjl BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS,
llOtvl 116 Eat. n.w.. aouth aide.
BRIEFS. TESTIMONY. RECORDS, PETITIONS
PROMPTLY AND ACCURATELY PRINTED.
FTNE WORK A~~<PECIALTY. dIB
FAMILY SUPPLIES.
The best granulated sugar, thc. i in
vite the public to examine my immense atock of
Grxxriea, whicb I offer atextNmc low pn.-ea: every
article truaranteed ftrat daaa or money refunded;
ternia caah. N. A. POOLI
dKWtm >*44 La. are, n. w.
'Bridal \eil."
SPRING WHEAT PATENT FLOUR
la the Premier Floor of the World.
The only Minneaota Patent bow made from all old
wheat. For aale by the following well-known grocer*.
JOHN H MAGRUDER, 1417 New York avw.
CHAS. I. KELLOGG. Maaoolc Temple, tfthat
GEO. I. KENNEDY A SON. 1200 Fat
W. E. ABBOTT, 1721 Prunaylvania av?.
R. A WALKER, 1600 7th at
I M. BURCHARD k BRO? Penn. avw. aad?4aL
G. W. k H. W. OFFUTT. Georgetown.
A. O. WRIGHT. 1632 14th at
P. F. BACON, Pennaylvaniaava. dS-wka
PIANOS AND OBQAN&
Before purchasino elsewhere see the
Krakauer Pianoe an<l Burdett Onrana at 4<l7 lUth
at. n.w. G. H. KCHN,
dlO Practical Piano Maker, General Airent
K I NN N A BBB
KK NNN AA BBB
KK NNN A A BBB IB
K K N NN AAA BBB
K K N NN A A BBB BIB
PIANOS.
UNEQUALED IN TONE, TOUCH. WORKMANSHIP
AND I>URABILITY.
Special attention of "Holiday PuK haaera" la invited
to their "New Artistic Stylea," teiohed in deeiaroa of
HIGHEST DECORATIVE ART. Piaaoa for rent.
SECOND-HAND PIANOS. - A large aaaortmetrt,
compnaimr alinoat every well-known make in the
country. In th. rotnrti re|>air, will lie clneed out at very
low thru res. SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS offered both
In price* and in teriua.w hich will he amuured on EASY
monthly 1NSTAUJ1ENT8 when dkatred.
WM. KN AbE k CO,
dC 817 Market Space. ^
PIANOS FOB HOLIDAY PRESENTS.
We have a ailendid atock of I PKIGHT. BABY
GRAND and SOL'AliE PIANOS, by the following lead
in* makera: DECKER BROS . WEBER, FISCHER
and ESTEY. Oaaee of Roeewood. Ebcay. Oak. Walnut
Mahogany. Moderate pricea. Sold on monthly pwy
menta. Call and examine.
BANDERS k STAYMAN.
ocl-3m 934 F at u. w.
ESTEY ORGANS FOR HOLIDAY PRESENTS.
Beautiful new atylea Juat received. Handaome 0
atop organ for S<&. Sold on aaay tenna. Callaudex
amine. SANDERS k STAYMAN.
ocl-3m V34 F at n. w.
rfTHE PIANO AND ORGAN QUESTION.
X Catalogue#, pricea, terma and other information
de?ired by thoee contemplating tbe punhaae of a
PIANO or as ORGAN cheerfully given upon applica
tion. SANDERS ft STAYMAN,
ocl-3m WM ? at a. w.
ALLET ft DAVIS' PIANOS: SUPERB IN TONI:
perfect in worknaaklp; elegant in atylea; low la
price. Fine atock preparatory to the Holiday a bow open
at Mil Uth at a. w. HLL. BUMNEBTAjemt aa"-Hm
WOOD AND COAIm
We Will Deliver The Bist
GRADES OF GOAL
AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES FOB CASH;
LYKIN'S VALLEY - ?J.S5
RED AStt...................................w...... p.H"
FURNACE
Boo .h...... ... ........- ......
chestnu?...,..?.
STOVE AND RANGE.....^. 6 46
ffSTia
R.R. Yard, Cor.Jftdawara avw and K at a^a.
CoALI CoiBI WOOD!
JOHNSON BKOTHBH^
,im*T
1S02 T at a. w. 1615 71b at a. w.
3d and I at a. w. 1740 Pa. am a. w.
1113 9th at a. w. 41310th at a. w.
rtba aala of 1
MIASURI. FAIR DBALDME
DELIVERIES AID
_ WINTER RESORTS.
J|J*W WINTER RKWvKT T
thk piuncfws i\>r,
vibuima beach. \a
Thta new. an**,, m ooon4ew.lv armta**
?tuale.. - - ?
ixJZ?T* "?,l" ??
* *<thlaa?e> arc. 4<%t
bMw^u*N,,VTbti?<l^!^r* ""Ur,'* "d 00 41
J ""y* ??? A primeval pin. 1, n?( W
*1? sa.rv *?
Mm .?. -t.
BeRMIDa.
The Land of the Uly an<| t4?
Hamilton Horn,
Ope? from IWomhar until Mar
For etrrulara. etc , addraw
WALTLK AIEFN.
pl' Hamilton. K n ,u^
_____ RAILROADS.
TUEORKA? =^=BE:
rrWMT VAMA RoiTr
TO THE NOKIH. WEST AM. ..orTiiw v.
DOCBLE TRACE hllAl |. s TnT,^
STEEL KAILs. MA..Ml h tM |I5
IN EFTHOT DM TVHi R i?i Y' J M'-*T
TRAIS8 LEAVE WAKHIMIION I K. iy
U&s S1X1M ANLI b ??i nVl?7:;\
^fCCTa^arsTterir? :
rSgwoia^tezsrS'-S
I fi! t?? Ht. Lmtfi Oju v .. ' ? w1^
1'iinruu iiktM), "**1
llAl.11 \to|; t a>"D hiu h .
For hrie. t anaiHi.?ima. tint h... j.,???? ? ?
fahati.l Niagara, datly .-\. ?. 1 saturT '* 1 ' "if
m_ wnh a.
For WI U?n?|,.rt. Uk Ha?. n. and ,
111. duly. . ?pt Suuii., ' ?"'lr?.?ii' ..>1
*or New \ork and the ? .?t ?* .?,? .. ,
i1 hi. 4 i?nV?in Jti M
fcil I iTlTba 11 44>a.m. V%f4 III , i"4 '5
Iara. M dull.. I ""
?"? dail) . *itb klinlnr < ar. ,f *S,<J ?' *'? ???
Fui" rOfltill! VltboUtotilillCi " (kl |. 1
If or Brooklyn, N V *11 tl r. u*h ? '*?'\ flat
?rj'Clty with of v J'T
direct transfer to Knit.*, WJ2?*'""*? afforj .?
terna*eacn,? New V?%Otr* *
For Pluiadeiphn, 7 -
I
For Kultimore.6 *i.V ? ''ii sin u .u>
*?l
For lV|ie'a Creek line T "flit,. ..u
Hnud., ? ' ^ ?J 4 ?<? ?? ? diUr.
sf?35"?S" vujft a ?
For Aietaiidm,4 .10.<^ 35, 7 h 4? ? ... ..
To ? s "?*?? * ?l.&'<?-.T^V,Sf^
i<i a iu 5 u, 1 v, i*-"'" "?* ?*><? * ?*
- iV-LT, ?
For l.i.; !ii?>iid mm 1
Nnrtti***. Itmttad n
?1 Hint*, n ivr> |. m
?d bt LoUIK, rtl'H'H* duly, 3 and
?U1111. ?hw ,^rrn ( Ul C lrfink.rtbTrh2*iI^S
^UAK EjmSr'* fruni kf*aU ""j TC:, Km
11 M.mgyr [dl' l u,u i^. w?t
BAI.TIMOKK ANP OHIO RAM.KM\n
hi lindul* In ell n't l>fN .4th I N*4H
i-rnv^ tn.Ui?uii,.u r.irmrui \,.w I.
Mid c ??
For Chir??T, ?,j |j?
Pf>?. daily. h :.,*> am
tur riut'iniiau aud
11 lt'l'lll.
r*?r iV.'*y<nd Qwrtand. *.-tl'..il?<t liiuiUdr,
prem.iHilT. M..v? am . and etnrf***, i? p;, p.,,
I"' aod lo-al ?ui..,iim 'In lfit :u
urn u 1' n^l-,wk ?U>" ? ?' ??. <i 411. 7 nil,
O .?>? !*.*?'??11 '??'?niiuut.'train .a m !'.' Hl ; n.V
Fur W?> Htntiiio* betwwi Wuhlmrt.in ?nd |u
BH.rj.. .i ??(.? 4?t KW. ?,.!?.? 10."-JV I X.. JTV,
6 ^iv Vi^p m" ^ hS0' m- 1 ,&- 3
.??* t'v w-4
M (W a!n'M "iVi' V- ' -"-K "t l luiaui. Irwi...
? J' n >' i" ->0,(4.wiiii tit? tr*iu '* 11. 1 1 ."1 ? <Mi
3:IN),4 10. ajiAK ? OO.ti Mi,H o t. 1?? im, AfKi l f?,...
huntl* \ - 5 io. o
115 2 1KI. 4 10. L.
Fur AuuMNiliN. ?? ?
? OO. ?? .40, H MM. 1?? IMUTHt l|i.a
h <H? t4 IM?. :? ?c, 111 4<i mui
.? 00. ?. ;mi. k <ni 10 (NtftDd 11 i in.'
f? 40 Hii<t h ,:tM a.ui.. r,' lo an.| 4 [\
no. OB Hundiiva. H ;K?aii. . 4 :C? pm LSf to!
PB^ Wa ' a m ' ^ 4 10? l ni
o .4? a.m.. 4 10 p.m.
?in??nhU"uVT ,i" MHrr.|.,liUi. Bran. h. ft. 1.1,
|l(i.i0t.iii.,{1.15 |'iu. for i?ri:i> o?i HUticun ouiv*
tl0 10a.iu .t4 31ft. and ?.? :*0|..iu
For Gaitbersbuiv aiul iiitenii^lijite mioti. <<4 (rtli.
II- tis! :mi. t4 ?.*?:, ? 11 T,
*or Boyd'a and lutrm. xluu ?tetiuaa. KM) p m
lOwOp.aa.
Chun u train ifmrnm ?aaliin?n..n on Hiindat at 1 I j
aUipping at all ?uti..n. on Meuvi^nua
. FtM^Fittdartck, tlO 10am,. t? JM& J0?m Haa
My?, 115 imh.
g?r.l?wiwu. tio 10am .mil* ^Of ic
Traina arnr* from Chirac <iailj k :*.*?. a& *ndP 3ft
p.m. from CinriiiiiMU au.i Nt t>.m# ?liui\ ri jiiia.
s~ w fJB.; trom lliuiiurv > auu tT
?? 3o p.m.
PHILADELI'HI % DIVISION
ForPhiladflPhia and Wilmmrt m, <Uil>.? l.%a. ?w
24)S, 4 'JH and 11 ..'HI p iu 14;ifl?'t l^n.?r oa u?
8^15 a.m.. aud 4 .?U i? m. train* hit*pin* <'ir uu (l?
11:?K) |> m . o|?eii at U p.m.
For inU-ruMNhat*' point* bptvw?n Raltimrtr? aud
Fmiaddphia. :n?a.m *Jr06an4 *4 :h>i*.bi
_ leave Philadelphia n*r W?alini?rt?n. daily.
8:.i0. 11 :O0 a.m., 4:.r?0. i (Nip.iu. aiai l'J iM
tKicept Sunday. 'Daily {s-iri iax only
bawna-i railed for and cb*rk?*d at ti< >M? aud rv^a
deiirtfi un unieta left at Ucket t ffieea. til? and l.Ui
Pa ave
W. M. CLEMENTH, CHAS O ?TTLI.
dK tteu Manatrer. lieu iw W^nl
PltIiM<?NT AIR IJNE
H< tiedulf in eflei't November 18th. IHKk
8:30 A M - ha*t T-nn Mail Daily f??r ^arnntm
Gord(?navil)e <'hark?tt?t?vilif, l.\ im Ij^mtv. and >t..t. m
betwem Aieiandna and LyiM'hUiirr. Hrtan<4e.
Klioxville Rome C?ier?, Mout?r<wuen'. and N? a *?
leann llilliuan Weein A aniuiurt? ?n t<. Near??rl. ?na
11 24 A. M. ?Fani Vlail IHailjr l??r ^art^titon. Char
lntteaville, Gord< ?uaville. HtaTioUf <1m-? A. 4 Hm? l^maa.
Lyuchbunr. R?**k> \ ^tatioiai \m
tmeen Lyn? iil>urv and I?hij\ . ?. . . > . . i.
Charlotte. (?<duifibia, *ik?-n. Aiuruata. Atlanta, H;r
ham, M*?nt*r< N?-m i *rle?iiK. 1 . u* and i '?iil"rua
Pullman fil^-ix r >>w V.irk t" M<>?itjr..iii?T5 in . *iin'
tion with Pullman Slw|? rv M'.ntir m..t> to N ? or
liana and Manu Boudoir SI - for Hii-iinm-uam.
Vu kabunr ami ShrevM*?rt. iMlln.aii KWfwr.ir *
bur. to Columbia aud AtiyiinU Hulnl traiim Waclnw
ton to Atlanta. I>ua? not cuunert lor C. * II r.ul#
pointa 8unda>a.
?J :w P. M Daily. ex<*pt Sunday, lor Manaaaa,
Btranbanr and liitrrmr<liatr atatii.ii>.
5:30 P. M ? Wratrm Lxitiiw Uailf for Warr^nton,
Gordonavillr. Cbarlottmxin.. I>.ui>iilU. (m.-iimat.
Full?I K]#ie|iora and Solid Trait* tfca?himrt.>n w
LouiaviUr. alao lor LyiK-liliiinr. br-t-.l. ? tiaiuu. -wa.
Mrmphia. Littlr 1U> k. and all ? utl.w?itrn. i- rts.
Tlimuirti Pullman Hlmprn Maahimrton to M<-ii.| liia
without chantrr
11 00 P. M ?Southprn rijirrw I^ily for Lyi h
butv, ItaoTillr. Kalfiirh. Aab^villr. CbarloMe, <' la
bia. Alkra, Auruata. Ailania. Y|..uV"U.m-> . >? ? or
lriuia, Tfiaa andCalil.n-nla Itili iian Nrattlml* "*i ? *
>Aaabiii(rton to Kt'W iirltaL. \ la Atlanta and :it
ronirry Pu'lmau IUw|irr Wanhiuirtou to AbruaiA
Ga , without >'baiur<-.
Traiuaoii Waahmirton abdOlnodmwor l??vr 'art
t&frton H:00 A M Dally RK?i>t Sin.iUj.ai i ? 4'i 1 W
Daily, arrive Round Hiil 11 :?n A M and 7 ?'
Returning Wvt Rouud Hill?. ii'i A. V l??il> ?uJ ' ?
P M. Dally rximjit Sundaj . arn* m* WaahinrU.n k W
A.M. and 3.55 P.M
Thruurh traina from the Sontb via <"liarl <t*. Kaa
Title ana Ly^M-bburr arriviu WaAmrti'ii 7 i-tli
and 7 3& P M . via Laat Tnnwr. Bristol aiid I j m li
b?nr at 11:13 A.M and ?. 4<i P M Ma ?'li^-.
and Ohio route and Charl 'ttoanllr at f 4o I 1.
Btrmaburv Lo>-?l at W 47 A. M
Tx-kfta, al>^.|>inir i-ar nwor\wtion and Infonoao*
furniabed. ami barrare rtierkwl at oih. ?-. TKai | .*o
ayivauu avenue, and at Paaaan^-r Station. IV- ""'Iva
nla Kallroad, tfth and b ate JAs L. TAU oft
d5 Genera. PaianiiM Airvnt.
POTOMAC^RIVER BOATS^
T. VERNON: Ml. VULhoh'
iMEB ? ooiio*A>
t wharf daily (esoapt Sundays for 1ft
r Landiti^ a* tai down aa *?!> m??uU
m Krturnimr. rea? t ea V?biugu*
M
STEAMER ? W COliCoEA*
Leavea 7tb-atrr*t t
Vernon and River
?tlO o'cknk a
about 3 30 p. iu.
_al? L. L BLAKI '
1N)R POTOMAC RIVEB LAM>1>...>
Mr NEW IRON STLAMi k "M AhKl Tf I D*_
Lravea 7tb-.troet wharf on MONDAt K1HU SDAJJ
and HATl'RDAYH at 7 a m Returninv 11 tsliAl*
FRIDAY8 and HTNDA VH p. ni. Khm lima-at Kiver
ieedioee aa far aa Noniiu Crerk. Va , St ? h-n. iit? !la;
and Leonard town. Md. Oohim> ta with It and OK. I> at
Siiepbrrtla See acbedule Jull.N B lAUnl 1 Jf1
d W. RIDLEY.
OCEAN STEAMERS. ^
J^ASSAL, CCBA. HEXIOD.
The Winter Guam at the Tropica.
The Manttnat hteaninn of the
WARD LINK.
Will ha dearatcbed for Havana. Matancaa. pardMM
and Svwa. and tor Havana Pmaren. Oaatim-be. Fn?
^iiTvrld^SAVr'KD A YK.
For Maaaau. Santiair. de Cuba aud < trutmegcm
Every other THURSDAY.
BOYAL VICTORIA HOTEL NABSAr.^^
jsr^ir- nSuK pma,'i*m
J Ait. E. WARD A oJ- 113 Wall K. f.
Bl -
y^^lBgp^oTp A A oa
L?i& -
rth. aooardia* to location ad ?*?? 4
ATTORNEYS.
H. CTfBWOBTH.
1Mb 7th au^w

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