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PUBLISHED EVERY .SATURDAY in Richmond, Virginia. If President Hayes had only driven him from the Army in disgrace, wo could sleep much hotter o so nights. the BY 9 OFFICE, 12ItIILU!.ll'M BLOCK Corner Illinois and Harkel Stm. J. D. BAOBT, Business Manager. Catrl aa arcond-elaaa matter t Indianapolis, lad. at th Potomc TER3H OF SUBSCRIPTION. Sing! Copy. I Jr 6 months-., 3 months.-. 1 month. M Clot of ilx 1 year, each copy..., " Uo, 1 year, each copy ...... - 1.00 - .60 ... .20 1.75 1.50 SENATOR BltUUK. This timo another year will Republican party, through it President-elect have accorded the Negro wing of the party u part f what is duo it by placing Son.itor Bruce in tho Cabinet? The Negro nice does not want any other man; it wants J5ruco. He is the bit qualified because of his past experieuco as a public man and because he stands to-day free from any Main upon his character. Ju-ticc ought to be dono tho Negro if he is expected to romo up to the rack everv time called & tirely aside from all question of color dis tinctions. There seems, however, to be no uniform ity in the matter of recognition, and there has been at least a partial affiliation between the separat o organizations, com posed of men nf different colors, in the States of Massa chusetts, California, Ohio and New Jersey; KUest8 at tne Christmas festival last Tuesday. the audience he succeeded in drawing wai a creditable one. TUE ORPHON. The Sunday-school of the first Congrega tional (Unitarian) Church had the children of the Colored Orphan LVsvlum aR their rniTID D L DCD mJ I II Iii Irtl rJ li Geo. be found on file at P. Rowell A Co.' 'M-nrananr A d wert iitin iT Bureau (lOSDroce St ) where advartisino' contract mil ba made for it in 2iEW TOEK Katxtcrlbe for the Leader. .Let every colored man who favors the elevation of his race subscribe for the Lead er; and let every white man who believes that slavery was a crme against humanity and that it is the duty of the ruling race to aid the Negro in his struggle for moral, social and intellectual elevation do likewise. iTL . V 1 T':Tx., f Of T nnia took a severe spell of jim-jams on learning that an attachee of the Leader had become a Deputy Sher iff. So "skecred" was it that it im mediately called upon the people of St. Louis to give it a "benefit" in order, we suppose, that it may be ready to recedo toward the "settin" sun on the appearauce ot our Depu ty. A benefiit is it you waut? Well, come this way, Brother Tribune. How our Deputy does ache to give you a "benefit". Whoopee! Chaw mo up! Oh blessed, blessed is the "benefit" giver. and the recent action taken by the Illinois Grand Lodge is also understood to lead in he fame direction. In New lork there ts a total debarrer against colored American Masons contained in the rule of the Grand L dge, and in its application to the Bubor. dinate blue lodges, which prohibits the lat ter from allowing any colored man initiated in America from affiliation, not, as it is claimed, because he is not white, but be cause the organization of which he is a member has never been recognized as Ma sonic. Placed on thin ground the issue aris ing will not differ greatly from that already arising from differences between the Amer ican, Swiss and French jurisdictions. A representative colored Ma3on said to a Graphic reporter: 'A11 Masons aro under obligations to recognize us, ixit they do not. The reason that they assign is that our orig inal charter came from the English grand lodge, which exceeded its jurisdiction in granting it. The real reason is a color pre judice and nothing else. Our charter comes from the highest possible source. A hun dred years ago black men were refused ini tiation to blue lodges in America, admitted ly on the ground of color. In 1787 Prioce Hall and six other colored men went to England expressly to secure the .Masonic privileges which were refused them here, and were regularly initiated there with the express understanding that they were to return here and establish Masonry among the colored men. We regard their charter as outranking that of any white lodge in . . f .iPoKin,, America, inese men nrs. esiaDiisnea oiua colored man is not put in tho Cabin lodgM in and aflerward iQ . rrovi. dence. 1 hey established grand lodges in New York and Pennsylvania, and out of BUYIXO A BONNET, upon. We sec tho leading Kcpubli cans and leading Repuhliean .organs of tho North speculating upon the comploxion of the next Cabinet. They conjecture that tho German, the Irishman, the Frenchman and ntbor classes of our citizens will be represented, but we have not heard a single one bint that the Negro will be represented. We know this much, if Senator lruce or some other there will be a great mativ disap pointed colored voters. It will do the party no harm to consider the claims of these million voters! Athens (Ca.) Blade. Tho Hon. John R. Lynch writes tho New Orleans Observer: "Many thanks for the attention you have given the Shoestring District. My majority, according to the sworn returns of the precinct inspectors, is C61. Had the election been fair and the count honest in every County in the District my majority would not have been less than 10,000. Chalmer's claim to the seat is based solely upon tho outrageous action of County Commissioners in throwing out votes that they themselves admit to have been fairly and honestly polled. Am determined to push tho case. I am glad to sec that you speak in terms of commendation of our friend Senator Bruce. He is a true and worthy man. He is an honor to his race and party." Thofollowingarticle is clipped from the Chicago Times, and is one of the most just and sensiblo statements of the Southern and Negro questions it has been our pleasure to read. Coming from this source it is sig nificant to say tho least: "It is easier," tavs tho mayor of Charles ton, S. C, 'to count out the niggers than to kill them." Tii? discovery doubtless ex plains the dearth of outrages of late vears. The nigger" is permitted to live bocauehe can bo rendered innocuous by the appli cation of addition, subtraction, and defiance to the results of elec tions- But Mayor Courtney and Senator Butler are singularly short sighted. Tütj evil of nigger domination'' hm so Vroi ght upon their brains that they are .only for to-day, and leave to-morrow unthought of. But to morrow will come. The docility of the negro is shown bv the absence of any sorvile insurrection resulting from the war, and by the almost universal reiusal of negroes to defend themselves against ritle elub, Whito league?, and other southern political institution-. But thU do cility is the result chiefiy of slavery. In 1884 there will be a larjce body of adult negroes who were born free, or who have never known the lj$h or the fetter, whatever acquaintance they may have had with shot guns. The Mayer and the Senator expect tne negroes to submit for all time to the as cendancy of the whites, secured not by intel lectual superiority, but by simple violence and perjured election returns. They de ceive themselves. The white, says Swator Butler, will never submit to th) rule of tlio blacks. lie then relates an incident of the late campaign, the significance of which is lost on him, but which sbowa that the day is coming when the blacks will not submit to tho rule of the whites. 1,500 Negroes, armed with club. marched to EJeüeld Court llouso with th that originally grew the attempt on their part to amuate and to secure recognition from the white grand lodges. The objec tion then openly made was that ot color, as well as of irregularity.'' 'When our representatives recently went to the Prince of Wales, the present head of the order, he expressed himself as anxious to ee them recognized, and willing to lend his influence, but said he was powerless to interfere officially since he could not recog nize two grand lodges in the same State, or recognize another where one already had acknowledged jurisdiction. Our initiation is identical with that of all bine lodges, and The benevolence of the nivinbers of this Sabbath echo A could not have ben better shown than by the fact thnt each child had brought its contribution of toys and sweet meats to help give these littl strangers a merry Christmas. On the arrival of the asylum children from Avondale, the exerciios in the upper room of the church bgan, with organ music bv Miss Newman and an addiesiot' welcome by tho pter, Rev. C. W. Wendto. The latter gavo an account of two interesting Christmas celebrations he had attended: one was in San Francisco where, to give the l little California-born bya and girl an idea of what a snowstorm was like, a mimic shower of white paper shippings was let down upon them through tho ventilators of Piatt's Music Ball, to the great surpriso and glee of the children. Tbe second was in Chicago after the grent fire where the kind ness of certain Boston friends had supplied him with toys, books, etc., in such large a uantitios that over 10,000 burnt out chil ren enjoyed a Merry Christmas that dreary winter. Peter H Clark responded on behalf of the asylum, and told capitally the sU ry of the Christ bearing St. Christopher Mid his guest. A poerri of welcome by Mis. EL-och Tay lor, wui read, and carols were sung by the children, alter whiuh the whole company repaired to the vrstrv. where a splendid Chri tma tree had been decorated by tbe vji vi ii tau i Ava vi 'it i vv- nun tuo vivi j . and wus all ablaze with licht, and loaded W 9 with goodies. After various exerci-.es. the work of dia- tribution began, each Asylum child received an outfit of clothes, and an armful of toys and dainties, until their faces shown with deliirht. Refreshments were provided for all, a load of good thii gs sent to the Asylum and the managers handed a special collec tion of $30 beside. So -nded a pleasant oo casion. which save much innocent joy to forsaken and homeless little waifs?, and taught the more fortunate children present that great lesson of tho Mast r, "It lino blessed to give than to receive." The leader has opened a Detroit column and we imagine we discern Benny Pelham under the name of "Burvirage." Benny and we have served quite a time in amateur Stupendous Difficulty of Selecting a Be cotulug One. JNewOrletn ricaynne.l Does any man realize the trials we women have to endure under the necessity fashion imposes upon us in selecting a suitable head covering? lie is very quick to say: llowhor ridyou look! How in Heaven's name did you come to buy such a looking thing as that you've got on your head?" And be thinks all we have to do is to exchange ourunlucky purchase for something more suited to his taste. lis nover dreann how tiresome a thing it is to find thr.t something. Wo go down town with a nics little sum of money in our purse, and tak our beet friend along to abide by her decision in a choice. We go to one millinery establish ment ak to see 'tho latest" remove the re move the remains of last year's ßtyle from our head, with a tenderness we never felt for it until the present moment take a seat and are experimented upon for the next half hour. Our friend plays a conspicuous nart in the operation. She has eyes "to the I A . one occasion, when an accident disr.Med Captain Walker, she safely navigated his veei through a Gulf storm. There came a time when Mrs. Walker tired of life on shipboard, and so while her husband sailed h shone in society at New York, .Philadelphia, and Washington. She gained the reputation of being a brilliant, I attractive woman of the world, one was handsome, with dark hair, bright brown eyes, a perfect form, and all the case, tact, and thorough style of one whose whole life hd hppn rinsed in societv. She used, in after years, to tell with apparent pride of her triumph in Washington. "More than one Senator," she said, ''has prayed me to notice hia cause. Martin Van Buren, timo and time again, tingled me out in crowded drawing-rooms, imploring me to hear him. I knew Clav and Webster, and Benton and Calhoun, and Randolph, and all the great men of the day. I knew them very welL" And then, to corroborate her stories, the old lady, for she would tell these things in her later years, would produce a package oi lei PETER ROCKER, Dealer in all kinds of Groceries and Wy hkr FJLOIJK Aistn fei;i. 494 West North Street. GO TO STOUT THE we are just as true Masons, whether recog :ournalism together, and we are glad to wel- President Hayes has wisely decided intention of capturing the polls, and pe-pe- . .s -j-x u:i K trating some of the electoral iniquity that to give t-auei i muanci I t e whites had taught them. dpriainn hv that bir-hearted. Ideal Neeroes. an .j. . i r r A body of 1,000 Nejr American soiaier, euer, v. v. c1ubl;m.irchin, by fou Howard, who has iust been appoint- points to a Court House for th )at t.:e whites had taught them. Ihe Court Court Martial. It is understood that House was garrisoned with white men armed . , . -a j. At.' I WHO riues. oenaior iuiier &ucceeu'u in the President was influenced to this imnrein thu fact on the minds of the r o . . . . d they d?inersed. roes armed from remote e purpose of capturing the polls, makes a long step in the direction of self assertion on the part of the Negro. It won't stop there. If in 1884 500 Negroes march on idgeneld Court ouse, armed with rifles inteal of club?, will Senator Butler be able to disperse them with words? Probably not. The negroes, says Senator Butler, came from all parti of the county. Some of them should have voted, if at all, in pre cincts thirty miles from the Court House. Why did they not go to their own polling places to vote? Because they had learned that it was of no use to do so. The Edge fieid County negroes learned in 187G that it was of no use lor them to try to vote singly. In 1880 they went to tho polls in a solid column 1.500 ttrong, but armed only with clubs. In 1SS4 they will be more than 1,500 strong, and they will carry guns. Tho Senator proposed to the club-armed Africans that five men should be admitted to the Court House at a time, two white and three black men. He had just told them that the Court House was filled with white men armed with rifles. The negroes declined to go in there three at a time. Alabama has a white majority of G0,000, and the suppression of the nf gro vote is an utterly excuseless act of provocation to the negroes of all the Southern States. South Carolina has a negro majority ot 15,000, and the continued eupprension of the negro vote is impossible. The negroes are now freedmen. In a few years the "d" will drop out, and they will no longer be puppets in the hands of the whites. nized ot not.1 "But there are accepted colored Masons?" "Yes, a few. There are several queer anomalias. A colored man initiated in a white lodge will be admitted to any white lodge, but not if he has been initiated among men of his own race. If I visit Germany or France or Switzerland I am recognized as a Mason, and if I return here I am refused admission. II ad I been initiated in a Con tinental blue lodge, I could bo admitted to white blue lodges here, but having been initiated in a colored lodge here, I can only be admitted to white lodges on the other side of the water. What but the most un reasoning prejudice could bring about such a state of affairs as that? We are formally excluded in New York by a rule in the Constitution of the State grand lodge, which the blue lodges would not dare violate, however much they might want to receive a colored Mason. They may initiate a col ored man if they like, but not admit "a Mason" made by colored mea. Thosa are the instructions in the blue lodges of most of the States, although there are some ex ception?, and the recent action of the Illinois Grand Lodge seems to show a tendency o wards a fairer consideration on the subject.'' "Ilow is the matter likely to be settled?" " Well, it may take years, but it will ulti mately result in a general affiliation, I think, although the process will be a slow one The matter rests, first, with the grand lodges of the several States. We, as well as the white men, have grand lodges in every State, and in almost every Territory. This, of courso, lead to conflict over the co-ordinate jurisdiction, and they deny us the right to a separate Masonic existence, and to to . A ft A. any Jiasonic existence at an. As last as they acknowledge us to be Masons we shall probably accept their jurisdiction, and then, with single grand lodges all conflict will cease. Something of this sort I confidently hope for." doing Cincinnati people if they wish to CINCINNATI DEPARTMENT. ed to the command at West Point. Thus General Howard signalizes the very announcement of his appoint- J . 1 . f 1 1 A I merit by an aci oi Kinuaesa to an unfortunate colored boy whose life has been blighted by the beastly pre judice fostered at West Point by the brute Schofield, and his class. Guilty or not guilty, Whittaker had about as much chance for justice be fore that "West Point Court as a cap tured merchant, before a squad of Algerine pirates. Schofield believed that the Negro boy was an intruder at West Point, and he naturally sympathized with the pauper snobs, who determined to make him feel it. His course in this West Point affair should hand the name of Schofield down to infa my. The President's action in the premisses will shine with increasing brightness as the years go by. come him to the Leader should read Detroit be well posted. Mr?. C. II. Slater, of 65 Hopkins street, will not receive on New Year's Day, on ac count of the death of her uncle Jesse Beck ley. Mrs. Prentiss and daughters, also Miss Amelia Taylor, of Lexington, ivy., will re ceive at 257 John street. Misses Mary Dodson and Hester Onsley will receive at their residence, on Chapel street, Walnut Hill. We regret to chronicle the death of Jesse Beckley, Esq , formerly a citizen of this city, but lately of Kenosha, Wis. Mr. Beckley wa3 one who introduced tar roofing into Cincinnati. Leaving Cincin nati he went to Wisconsin, and was very sucTOssful, beins at his death the President of the Kenosha Gas Works. Ala3l alas I 'tis said "Wraign will not be down ' Look out for the Leader bills which are beiag circulated around the city The Leader can be found for sale at Ho- gan's barber-shop, on Fifth street. Quite a furore occurred in colored and white teacher circles at the passage ot a law bv the school board, forbidding the em ployment of married ladies as teachers ih the schools. A more unjust law could hardly have been enacted and we anticipate an earnest and stubborn resistance to its carry ing out. The Commercial and Volksblatt have expressed editorially their dislike to the law, and with such journals on their side the married women Eecd not feel that all is lost. By the way, however, should this law be enforced, marriages among the colored folks here will be very, very rare. The ' German" and ' Occidental" clubs will be out on New Years Day in squads. Look out for the double hack callers. Next week a full account of the Leap Year Ball will appear in these columns. How about the Unity club? Did you get an invite? ters. some of them sicned by men fortv vears afro. She cros-ed the Atlantic ront of us," etc., but at each article placed 6eVen times before she was forty, and appar ently made conquests wherever she went. But she was very far from happy with her husband. Tho'r" married life when be was ashore was anything but peaceful. In 1854 ('piain Walker died, and ehe was again a widow. She was thought to be wealthy. Sh had speculated in Avail street, and so sbrvdly that she had doubled her fortune, she said. When, three years later, Abijah Smith, of this city, a local celebrity, whose home was at "Golden Hill," offered himself in marriage to Mrs. Walker, she accepted him. She thought that he wS wealthy. He thought that 6he was rich. Both were lovers of money, and both were disappointed, it is said, for, with character istic shrewdness, she had tied up her little j . . fortune so that Abijah could not touch it; and he had little to tie up. They lived very unhappily together until a few years ago, when an explosion in his saw mill nearly killed her husband and made him a cripple for life. She was not the one to kindly bear with a sick man's whims, and the house was broken up. A year ago Mr. Smith died. His wife still made her home here, with Mr; Josephine Peters. She lived in the past, and nothing pleased her better than recount ing the triumphs of long ago; how a lead ing French artbt begged her to give him a sitting; how her arm had been cast in plaster as a modd of perfection; how her beauty bad been the theme of poets and the envy "of other women all thif, with the garrulity of age, she would relate to any eood-naturo I listener. There was little re maining to de:ito the charms of youth save the eves, which to the last were bright and Hatter and Furrier FOB BARGAINS. noted No. 76 East Washington Street. upon our o-ows, eDaKes ner neaa most uis encuantingly. Tired and disappointed we find nothing fits, whereupon wo aie told by tho polite French woman waiting on us: "But madame head s ?o pmaii we ave 10 make something for her. If she selec' de stylo, why, we can opy egxzatle to suit her." Hut "madame' nnds no style oe- . i'a L ; . 1 coming, iter iriena wnispers vo ner of a place where she is sure she will find something to please her, and with polite thanks to the disappointed little French woman we leave tbe hop in quest of new fields. We are sorry at not having found something at the first store. At the second we begin to weaken on a certain shape which, if made smaller, we think would do. We appeal to our friend. She says: "Oh, neVerl In the first place it is an ugly color, most unbecoming; in the next it is not worth the price." In other words she U sure we would not be pleased with it. With a poor excuse for an amiable smile, we decide to take her advice and not take the new 6haDe. We reach the next place. Tbe doer is opened tor U3. We are rushed at by a smiiiug young woman, wno mechanically aks: "Can I show you any thing? ' We state our errand. Once more we are seated. Once more we are shown numerous styles until we become so be wildered we don't know which to choose. Once more we cock our head in all positions and view that important portion ot our selves in every light. Nothing satisfies. We leave discouraged, and go into the es tablishment next door. By this time the invisible net over our front hair is a perfect LEWIS SCHWENK, PralT in 11 kirnt or GROCERIES. COUNTRY PRODUGE, FLOUR AND FRESH FISH- 380 N. BLAKE St., cor. North and Ulake. DR. T. N. WATSON, PRACTICING PHYSICIAN, 458 East North Street. JAMES T HILL, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, OFFICE, WESLEY BLOCK, Rear 28 Indiana Av. THE OCCIDENTAL CLUB PARTY. Wuebler's Hall on Freeman St. was Hack' Ititrranffu. THAT KICK The petitions for the re-employment of Mr. Wm. Alexander, who has been ousted from his position at the Court House, by tho County Commissioners, have been very gen erally signed by all the colored citizens, and terest they created and the Kir o lovfTA Tin tf A 17. I elaborate preparations made the I well remember about fifteen years ago that no colored person, however aged, infirm or helpless, from the baby at the breast to the old centenarian, could ride in a' street car in the city of Philadelphia, and when the railroad companies in the interests of their dividends, took a vote from their passengers in every car to see if their wa3 not some Christian sentiment on that subject, the aforesaid Christians condemned the Negroes to walk, no matter what the weather, and" kept them out of the public conveyance. The people at large have had to give way on this subject, through the operation of moral and physical forces and laws; and the Military Academy at West Point can Km no excention to tne necessities oi iu COLORED MASONS. Affiliation of White an 1 Colored Masons in Europe, but Kct Here. The following article relative to the existing relations between white publicans. The fact, that the names of the lion. Ben Butter worth and Mayor Jacob appear on these petitions, shows plainly that Mr. Alexander's services to the Republican party are recognized and appreciated. As we said last week, this ousting of a colored man by the Commissioners waa a great blunder, especially so, because the colored people are looking to see colored men em ployed in the various departments of the County. What the colored people want is employment, and not the taking away of what positions they now have. THE U. B. T. CONCERT. We regret exceedingly to state that this concert failed to draw the audience it ?o well deserved. Altbo' the management secured the magnificent Melodeon Hall and exerted themselves to the utmost in securing the best talent of the city, and issued elegant nrotrrammes yet when 8 o'clock came on Christmas Eve, only a very few were gath ered to look on and listen. Nevertheless the programme was carried out and proved very enjoyable to those present. ''The iovous scene last Wednesday night of errand party, given by a club composed of the leading young gentlemen of colored societv. The eleerance of the invitations issued by the Occidental Social Club, the in extensive and by the young society ladies, gave promise of an exceed ingly joyous time, and these anticipations were more than f ulfilled last night. By nine o'clock this cozy hall was comfortably thronged bv elegantly attired ladies and gents in dress suits, who merrily tripped 'the light fantastic"to the entrancing strains of Prot. Hamilton s orchestra. Ihe supper was all that could bo desired and was served by the well known caterer, Mr. Smidt. Among those present were Mrs. Harris, Miss Ida Liverpool, Miss Stella Harris, Miss Mattie Masterson, Miss Jessie Swett Miss Sarah Newman, Mr. Joseph Kinney, Mr. Charles Schooley, Mr. George Bowles Mr. Wendell Liverpool, Mrs. Kay, Mr. J. Hawkins, Mr. Percy Tripiett, Mr. John Parham, Mr. John Stewart, Mr. Peter Jack son, Mr. John Heeder, Mr. John Baltimore, Mr. Allen Tavlor, Mr. Wm. Bond, Mr Geo. Bartlett, Miss Emma Stith, Mrs. Gray Mihs Laura Hamilton. The several ladies were attired as fol lows: Miss Ida Liverpool, basque, cream satin white tartar trimmed in cream 6atin. Bkirt with white and cardinal bows and pear jewelry. Miss Mamie Ray, white organdis and satin. Miss Sarah Newman, delicate pink lace buntincr trimmed elaborately in Wolfe is on the Hill," a very beautiful quar- sky blue satin, flowers to match and eanda tette. was rendered by Messrs. Lewis, John son, Tripiett and Ross; a base solo, entitled the "Maniac," by Thornton Smalls; Mr. Edward Aam uincu selection irom which wo copy irom the New York Graphic, will be found interesting to all persons connected with the Ma- being, which are to provide us with military 8oniC orucr: knowledge ana bkui: ana two munon and colored Masons in tins country. Henry VIIl ., 'in excellent voice and style: Mr. Thomas inpieu sung a very beautiful of black men. who are good so'.aiers for any climate, are so impcrtant to us as a military - element that West Point must drop its .lotions of caste or disband. Gath, the famous correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer makes the above truthful observation with reference to "West Point and color prejudice in general. His little memorandum about Philadelphia does no credit to her so-called "brotherly love" people. But the times have changed. This sort of Pniladelpha was exceedingly numer ous throughout the whole country a few years ago. It is a singular fact that this fellow they call General Schofield was only a lew years ago engaged in the business ef excluding colored people from the street-cars The assertion that ''a Mason is a Mason overall the world" does not seem to be true. A colored man may be "a man for a' that and a that,'' but the color of a man's skin seems to have much to do with his membership in the Masonic fraternity, if statements made by colored men are to be received as evi dence. There is now practically no affilia tion whatever between the black and white Masons in America. With few exceptions the black man's skin forbids him admission to the white man's Masonic lodge. The alleged cause for this difference is technical. The difference is real and likely to remain so for a great while to come. In a general way, the colored men, to state the difference lair;y, ttttribute the debarrer t prejudice, while the white men eay that their colored friends have no authorized existence as Ma sons, and that this is the only reason why they are not allowed to affiliate with, or be admitted to, the white lodges. Thev say further that thero are genuine colored Ma sons, members of white lodges and received in home lodges and elsewhere on termi of equality, but that they do not belong to the jurisdiction of the colored grand lodges, whose legal txisteuce here is denied, en- ballad, called "3iusi we tnon meet as strangers;" Mist Annie Johnson, an excel lent young declaimer, delivered very credit ably, "Tell me, ye winged winds;" "Moon light on the Lake" was to have been eung by the Harper sisters and brothers, but un happily these sweet singers were absent. Private Theatricals," a musical sketch ar.' ranged especially for this concert, by Louis K. Gilbert, Eq of the Gibson House, was the pleasantest part of the programme. E. C. Harper, as Prof. Mapleson, played the accompaniment to tbe diüerent songs in an able manner; Lonie Gilbert, as Japer, and George Taylor, as Henry, conducted them selves in such comical and tunny ways that they brought out much mirth; Georgo Bar nett. as Prof. Castle, and Wm. parent, as Sig. Brignoli, sang admirably and were applauded to the encore. Tom Shipp and C. F. Smalls assisted greatly in the choruses. The vocal solos by Miss Hattie Homles were very sweetly sung. Misn Susie Johnson declaimed "Rock of Ages" in a most pleasing and dramatic style. Messrs. Hawkins and Ross delivered declamations with credit. After the rendering of the programme, the participants went to Mrs. Amand Berkley's, on Fourth and Broad way and were treated to an elegant supper. Mr. Tom Johnson) was rather unfortunate with this concert, but the odds were against him this time, s nd eonsldering all things, shoes. Miss Stella Harris, cream-colored bunting trimmed in blue silk and point lace with tassels. Miss Jessie Swett, velvet skirt, pink brocaded silk overskirt, trimmed in point lace Miss Annie Todd, cream-col-ored bun tine, trimmed in maroon silk a la princess. Miss Ndttie Gill, cardinal eilk skirt, delicate blue brocaded silk overskirt, Miss Early, simon-colored cashmere, trimmed in pale pink leghorn lace. Miss Ida Gray, cream colored zephyr cloth, trimmed in light-blue f ilk. Miss Alvia Troy, navy blue cashmere, trimmed in red satin. Miss Amelia Slater cream-colored bunting, trimmed in blue silk. Miss Slater, cream-colored bunting, trimmed in red silk. Miss Lulu Ray, white satin and silk illusion. Miss Loren a Marshall, pale-blue poplin and drab polinaise. Miss Cyrilla Jackson, red silk and lace overskirt. Mips Fannie Gil bert, black velvet skirt and cream-colored brocaded bunting, overskirt and cardinal bows. Miss Harris, black cashmere, trimmed in blue and old gold. The dancing continued until wee small hours of morn, and all departed feeling as if they had a joyous and happy time, in deed. Into one of our largest dry goodj stores entered a gentleman the other day, and with the air of one who had been used to this sort of thing all his life, you know, he said to the astonished saleswoman: "Give me a yard of maroon-colored flannel to match a baby, please." Correcting himself hastily, he began again: "I beg pardon; I mean a yard of flannel to match a maroon-colored baby. Here," producing bit of flannel from hi TMt-pocket, "I want a yard of that." wreck, and the hair itself, which was prettily fl gtout Rd with m I rT on tPA at o cr nut naanl . . .-.i arranged w len we started out. na9 a tendency to stand on end. There is a pros- ect of nothmg being becoming, irom our ooka. We aro aggravatinglv asked: "What style we prefer to see?" We reck lessly answer: No particular shape any thing pretty." Again we remove our old bonnet with an actual reluctance to part with it. Again we go 'through the old story. Our friend, who looks slightly fatigued, suddenly finds everything we try on becoming. We get up a smue. We aro once more told our head is unusually small, and that it is necessary to have a style copied. We find one we think does nicely. We leave our orders and turn our steps homeward, tired, dusty, disen chanted with everything in general and bonnets in particular. We are consoled about our small head, however, by the aere crew morose and very penurious. She would on occasions dress with elegance, and. taking from the Kingston Bank her jewels, would appear in splendor. Her diamonds were fine, and she had a remark ably curious bracelet set with precious stones that were evidently of great value. A year, ago she became ill, and gradually failed. Two weeks previous to her death she fell and cut her head badly. On Saturday, September 18, it was evident even to her that she must die. She sent for Rev. C. W. Camp, Rector of St. James' Episcopal Church, and received the sacraments of the Lord's Supper. At sunset she died. Fine iyilLLINEfiY ESTABLISHMENT Tho Best and Cheapest place in this City to buy Miliinery Good of every description, at 52 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET. A Uoori ax a Ghoüt Story. Queen In the Friend of India, published at Cal- thought that it is a great beauty, though in- cutta, there appears a narrative which will convenient. We bid our friend good-by, gratify tho lover of the mysterious. Here and tell her we are sure we could have dono it is: 'Tho following remarkable state nothing without her. We speak of our sue- ment has been forwarded to us for publica cess to the head of the house at dinner. He tion: On Sunday, at Mr. Hume's hbuse, at immediately asks how much we paid for our Simla, there were present at dinner Mr. and purchase. We take a long breath and Mrs. Hume, Mr. and 3Irs. Sinnett, Mrs. boldly state the co?t. There is a fuss about Gordon, Mr. F. Hegg, Captain P . J. Mait it. We 6ay demurely wo went all over town land, Mr. Beatson, Mr . Davison, Colonel (for we feel tired enough to believe it our- Olcott and Mme. Blavatsky. Most of the selves), and it is the cheapest thing wc saw, persorft having recently seen many remark which is the truth. For answer our lord able occurences in Mme. Blavatsky's pres scornfully says: 'Oh, pahl'' Wo assure ence, conversation turned on occult phenom him when he sees the article under discus- ena, and in the course of this Mme. Blav sion he will feel perfectly satisfied. Just atsky asked Mrs. Hume if there was any then the bell rings. We say, with a little thing she particularly wished for. Mrs. air of triumph, now you will be able to Hume at first hesitated, but in a short time judge for yourself. In comes tho hand-box. said that there was something she would We rush up stairs to a mirror, don the new particularly like to have brought her, fashion, arrange it most becomingly, assume namely a small article of jewelry that she our sweetest expression, and descend for had formerly possesesd, but had given away criticism. Our better half eyes us in silence, to a person, who had allowed it to pass out We slowly whirl around for his benefit. His of their possession. Mme. Blavatsky then lack of enthusiasm alarms us. We falter said that if she would fix the image of the out Well?' Ho leans back in his chair, article in question very definitely in her takes ua in once more, and turns round to go I mind, she Mme. Blavatsky, would endeavor on with his dinner with the remark: "I'll I to procure it. Mrs. Hume then said that give you just $20 to burn that thing up. To tell you the truth, you look fifty years older in it than you are." We are literally crestfallen I We silently return the hat we will never wear in comfort now to its rebt-ing-place, consoling ourselves with the thought that it is prettier than anything we have seen, and peihaps our liege lord will learn to like it. The Romantic and Eventful Life of Mrs. Eliza M. S-mlth. Sew York Sun. There was another hearing o' the Eliza M. Smith case before Surrogate Parker yes terday at Kingston. The case i3 of unusual interest, not so much on account of the prop erty involved, which is not much if any over $10,000, but on account of the curi ous career and characteristics of Mrs. Smith. Sho was born in 1793 at Gibraltar. Her father was a Scotchman, an officer in the British service, a member of the Ganneclifft family, whose estates there was some chance that the girl might inherit. Her parents were carried otf by an epidemic when she was four years old. She was a bright,pretty, and precocious child, and wa3 readily adopted by a wealthy Spanish family, who treated her with all the tenderness of a daughter. In that southern climate the lit tle one developed fast, and when but thir teen years old was married to JosedeSama nos, a Spanish gentleman of considerable wealth. "Within a year the young wife was a mother, and when, four years later, her husband died, sho had given birth to four children. Dan Joso was killed in a duel, and it was said that this pretty, dark-eyed young wife was the cause of it. The widow of seventeen was left with but ono relative her little daughter Inez, for her other children had died. In accordance with the written request of the father, penned just before he went out to the duel, Inez was sent to the care of a Catholic sisterhood in Paris for in struction and guardianship until she should grow to womanhood. His large property was all he left to this little daughter. So the handsome young widow was ieft quite alone. Her property was enough to support her in ease, and there was no one she vividly remembered the article, and described it as an old-fashioned breast brooch set round with pearls, with glass at the front, and the back made to contain hair. She then, on being asked,' drew a rough sketch ot the brooch. Mme. Blavnisky then wrapped up a coin attached to her watch-chain in two cigarette papers, and said that she hoped th6 brooch might be obtained in the course of the evening. At the close of dinner she said to Mrs. Hume that the paper in which the coin had been wrapped was gone. A little later, in the drawing room, she said that the brooch would not be brought into the house, but that it must be looked for in the garden; and then, as the party went out accompany ing her, she said she had clairvoyantly seen tho brooch fall into a star-shaped bed of Eowers. Mrs. Hume led the way to such a bed in a distant part of the garden. A pro longed and careful search was made with lanterns, and eventually a small paper packet, consisting of two cigarette papers, was found amongst the leaves by Mrs. Sin nett. This being opened on the spot, was found to contain a brooch exactly corres ponding to the previous description, and which M3. Hume identified as that which she had originally lost. None of the party, except Mr. and Mrs. Hume had ever seen or heard of the brooch. Mr. Hume had not thought of it for years. Mrs. Hume had not spoken of it to any one since she parted with it, nor had she for long even thought of it. She herself stated, after it was found, that it was only when Madame asked her whether there was anything she would like to have that the remembrance of this brooch, the gift of her mother, flashed across her mind. Mrs. Hume is not a spiritualist, and up to the time of the occurence described was no believer in occult phenomena or in Mme. Blavasky'e powers. The conviction of all present was an absolutely unimpeach able character as an evidence of the truth of the possibility of occult phenomena. Tho brooch is unquestionably the one which Mrs. Hume lost. Even supposing, which is practically impossible, that the article, lost months before Mrs. Hume ever heard of Alme. BlavaUky, and bearing letters or other indication of original ownership, could have passed in a natural way into ottV... ,.n 11 a in n v way rpdrnint tirwtn Ihn " " J V . 1 I ti rl . , I...'., .1 -i . She had not been prudent jSlli,K' lttl Fv"cao,u--t wveu men uu voung woman when a wife and mother, and was now less discreet than ever. Garrison life at the fortress was gay. The young officers quar tered there were constant visitors to her house, and scandal was busy with her repu tation. In 1815 Captain George W. Walker, the owner and Commander of an American trading vessel, and the brother of Commo dore Walker, of the United States Navy, arrived at Gibraltar. At a bill given by the American Consul, Captain Walker, who was a handsome and gallant young sailor, met the beautiful young widow of Don Jose de Samanos. He fell in love at once, was deaf to warningß, and courted her with such favor that when, in two weeks, he sailed away, he took her away with him as his bride. Captain Walker occupied an excellent po sition in American society. He was well connected and wealthy, and did a flourishing trade between New York, Philadelphia, and Southern ports. For some years Mrs. Walker seemed to be a devoted wife. She sailed on many a voyage with her husband. She afterward boastea that she became so proflaiett in the art of aavigation that on could not possibly have foreseen that it would bo asked for, as Mrs. Hume herself had not given it a thought for months. This narrative read over to the party, is signed by A. O. Hume, M. A. Hume, Fred R. Hegg, A. P. Sinnett, Patience Sinnett, Alice Gor don, P. 1. Maitland, Wm. Davison, Stuart Beatson." We only note that all the recorded mem bers of the Simla Sunday evening party, except Colonel Olcott and the sceress, sign the report. Neither the cool walks of science nor the deep shades of the descent of the hill of life seem capable of subduing the hot blood or tempering the fiery language of some men. The Medical Press and Circula" says: "A most painful scene has occurred at a session of the Paris Academy of Medicine. During a warm discussion on the cholera of fowls, M. Guerin addressed M. Pasteur in the fol lowing words: ''You are a liar, sir; I will lend you my seconds " Yet M. Guerin is an octogenarian and M. Pasteur hopelessly paralysed on the left side. BOGART. o TRUNK MANUFACTURER 5 . WnwliiiiKtou St., ItntM Hotel, IMlAAl'OMS. I-antt and lst assortment f Trareling; Bag, Trucks, Kiiüli-h 'tl. r Tr' nk, Vlie,Oari-t Ba;, Lili-s l'r-s Tnn.!, Traveling Trunks, Etc. EEPAlBINGr 1ISATLY LONE. II. W. 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