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rffce Grand Ball for tlie Woman’s Hospital. prominent Receptions and Par ties During the Week. Centennial Celebrations Amuse ments Among tbe Church Folks. tpjjQ Wedding-Calendar—-A Silver Celebration —Unions of the Future. T), e Dancing Done by the Maids and Matrons of the City. parties and receptions. THE WEATHER. It w»s a 60PPJ, moppy. sloppy, rain-dropping . f .v iijo ekies seemed to have taken affront •t the assurance with which society mortals de termined npon their unnanally numerous enter bdoments, and in sheer spite set out to spoil them Never during the season had so many bnshels of artistically engraved and neatly ad dr..sed invitation cards been sown broadcast the social field, and never had so many hearts beathigh with the flutter of anticipation. Bright eves beamed more brightly, and rosy rheeksTcre still more flushed with the thoughts f conquests to come. As to the young men, what visions of happy embracings and tender pressure of hands in the waltz floated athwart the'Sy-book and the ledger, effectually obscur |°g the dry columns of figures that required add ypp Up 1 And these hopes and anticipations wore more cr less realized, —certainly they were not inter fered with seriously by the weather. It is possi ble that the Miss who founded her theory of triumph npon the supposition that her Sacrifi cial Offering would bo present was disappointed tohisnon-attendance- It is also not unlikely that, vice versa, the Society Young Man missed his Adorable from the crowded assembly mid "breathed a silent anthem against the ram which had kept her at home. These people never have any sympathy With the over-burdened clouds or the thirsty earth. If the glossy boot should re ceive upon its fair surface a single smirch of mud, or the delicate-tinted skirt a spot to mar its matchless symmetry, what wailings would arise from the agonized souk-let us hope without audible expression 1 Under such circumstances propriety demands a poverty of language. Some kinds of parties are fair subjects for criticism. For instance, balls, particularly those which are held in public resorts. The people who frequent them represent all grades of soci ety often producing the oddest mixture imag inable. The presence of two or three high-toned (7hat a silly word, and yet how expressive!) people, though frequently relied upon to do so, Sees pot really make the affair fashionab.e. So ciety differs from almost every other compound, in that a little leaven does not and cannot by anv possibility leaven the whole lump. 1. is not necessary just hero to mate any application of these remarks, because some people will fancy themselves very much injured. It ia not generally considered a difficult feat or composition to write au invitation, nor is it or dinarily. Bat there are epochs wnich the social entbnaiaet revolts from treating as common. He rises on 4bo spur of glorious premonition, and bends his genius to the task of composing u invitation which shall in a measure correspond with his own powerful emotion. An instance may be cited: The committee of a ceitam club announce in the invitation “We are anticipant cf so brilliant a gathering as will astonish even Morans, the masaine-monarch s self, and. as u that were not sufficient punishment for the inof fensive English toncue, they sign tnemselves “Yours, numerically.” Truly, this is a sad case cf Ungual aberration. ' THE COMING CHAETTT BAU*. It has sometimes been asked why are there never at the West such charity balls as occasion ally agitate an entire city East ? How and then we hear of a calico, masquerade, or full-dress ball given in New York for some chant/, which sets the whole social element of even that greatest American city in a flutter and commo tion. AH the various circles which ordinarily touch only at some points of their several circum ferences seem to dissolve into one,which includes almost every person in good society in the city. This question appears about to be answered by the giving here in Chicago of such a party ; one that for magnitude and magnificence shall equal anything of the kind ever liven in Hew York, and *tich shall larn&ss anything ever yet seen in Chicago. The coming' party is to be given for the be Debt rf the Woman's Hospital of the State of Illinois. Certainly a more deserving object coaid not be fiesired, and, as this institution is wholly un sectarian, there is nothing to P r ®£f D^ lts .} n * leresring the entire community. The Hospital was organized and chartered immediately before the great fire, when many of those who would have been its supporters found themselves wholly unable to do mote than afford moral aid and encouragement. The Belief and Aid Socie ty, which subsequently so liberally endowed all the other charitable institutions of the city, re fused to aid this one on the ground that it was not in actual operation at the rime of the fire; tod hence it has been obliged to depend for its inpport wholly npon voluntary contributions, —a most precarious resource. Owing to the limited means at its disposal, its operations in the great field of charity have been equally circumscribed. Being the only hospital in the State devoted ex clusively to the peculiar diseases of women,— i large and constantly-increasing class,—the applications for its benefits are frequently more numerous than can be entertained. Inasmuch as the institution is founded npon the broadest and most liberal principles, recognizing in its field of work neither nationality, race, nor re ligions creed, it appeals powerfully for the aid and the sympathies of all classes. The character and position of the ladies who have so faithfully worked for the Hospital in the past, and who now have charge of ibis prospec tive entertainment, is sufficient guarantee that none will be disappointed in it. It is their de sire and intention to spare no effort to make the party a great success in all respects. There will be the most ample and pleasant ac commodations, with a large band of the best music the city can offer, for all who desire to dance, and there will also be no lack of varied parlor entertainments for such as are not inter ested in the dancing. The guests will be re ceived by a special reception committee of four ladies, in the elegant parlors of the Grand Pa cific. •While the Hospital is in the most urgent need of funds to liquidate indebtedness and to enable it to enlarge its capacities and charities, the Ja nies in offering this entertainment do not feel tb&t they are "asking a gift from persons who purchase tickets, as they intend that every one to doing shall receive the full value of its price. It is to be hoped that Chicago will show what she can do oo this occasion. HJLBTHA, WASHINGTON BECEPTION. One of tho social events of the week was the large centennial party given by the ladies of the West Side Univcrealist Society at McCormicks Hall Thursday evening. At the close of a senes of private parties given on tho West Side, the ladies earned out the now popular idea of a “ Martha Washington Beception *’ so successfully that they v ere prevailed upon to repeat it before a larger public with more elaborate preparai- Uon. The result did not fail in any respect to justify the ambitious attempt. Nearly 100 gen tlemen and ladies, personating renowned charac ters of the early Bepnblic, appeared iu full cos tume. and were with stately ceremony * pre sented at court.” It was a goodly eight to see pur grandmothers step down from their pictures in their puffed and powdered wigs, satin petti coats, and sweeping velvet trains ; but with all their stately magnificence the ladies gamed less in appearance than their cavaliers. Half a hun dred sober citizens released from sombre black, and masquerading in gold*laced swallow-tails of green and blue and scarlet velvet, vast expanse of satin waistcoat, flowing white perukes, sum knee-breeches, and gorgeous* buckles, formed a singular sight, and showed how much masculine dress had lost of the picturesque since its wear ers ceased to be gentlemen at court. Following is the procession of worthies in about the order they appeared: _ A .. The Washington family, escorted to their place by Mr. J. S. Dennis, who made the pre- Maiattoa 2 Gen. Washington, Mr* Elliott; Martha Washington, Mrs. Jamieson; Master Cnstts, Master Gatlin ; Miss Castis, Miss Emma Gates ; Mary, mother of Wasbnigton, Mrs-Gm eoD; Mrs. Robert Morris. Mrs. Onnabea; Rob ert Moms, Mr. Green; John Adams, Vice- President. and lady, Mr. and Mrs. W. Wood ward; Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, Mr. H. S. McLean, and his daughter, Mrs. Randolph, Mrs. Sammons; Gen. Knox and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Nash; John Hancock. Hr. N. Bridge; Mrs. Mercy Warren, historian of the Revolution, Mrs. Bridge ; Gen. Ward and lady, Mr. and Sira. George Higgins ; James Monroe, Mr. Ovordier; Mrs. Monroe, Mrs. Thayer ; Col. Ethan Allen, Mr. Ellinwood; Mrs. George H. Clinton, Mrs. Frost; Marquis de Lafayette. C. Woodward; Mrs. Rufus King. Mrs. Mancell Tal cotfc; Robert Livingston. Chancellor of New York, and lady, Mr. and Mrs. McFarland; Gen. Greene and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Corbett; John Mui ray, A. G. Throop; Lvdia Harrah, Quakeress and spy against the British. Miss Ada Frost; James Madison and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Moyer; Col. Daniel Boone, Mr. Ford; Maj. Molly Pitcher, Mrs. Ford; Baron and Baroness He Kalb, Mr. and Mrs. J. Catlm; Gen. A. Wayne, Mr. H. Brooks; Gen. Israel X’utnam. Mr. A- Q. Morse: Mrs. Van Rensselaer, of New York, Mrs. H. S. McLean ; Cant. Morgan, of the New Jersey Riflemen, and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Tap per; Arthur Middleton, signerof tbo Declaration, and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Aiuslco; Gen. Joseph Warren and lady, Catharine Duer, daughter of Lord Sterling, Mr. and M.rs.TaiDell;-Benjamin Franklin and lady, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Walker ; Gen. Gates and lady, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Gates; Commodore Hopkins and lady, Capt. and Mrs. Tuttle; Commissioner Henry Laurens and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun; Gen. Marlon, Mr. Arthur McLean; daughter of Chancellor Livings ton Miss McFarland ; Gen. Williams and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Pitts; Col. John Trumbull and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer; Commodore Paul Jones. Mr Charles Clark; Mrs. Elliott, of South Caro lina, Miss A, Kline; Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration, P. W. Gates, Jr.; Mrs. Win throp. Mrs. H. B. Manford. After the presentation, which took & half hour, music was struck up Nevans & Kreilow’a full hand for an old-time dance, and Brother Jonathan, who followed in the wake of the procession, had the honor of at tending upon the Goddess of Liberty, as hehsd done these manv years.. Tne “Tempest” and the “ Crooked S” dances, well known to our sires, were stepped off according to the courtly notions of these ancients, after which their manv guests were invited to share the floor with them, cmd the line between the centuries faded. By special request of a large number of mem bers of other churches, the entertainment will be repeated. Announcement of the date will be given hereafter. RECEPTION AND DEBUT. One of the finest affairs of the season was the reception given by Mr. and Mrs. Traoy Lay at tbeir residence, No. 321 Michigan avenue, ■Wednesday evening. The- reception was given in behalf of their daughter. Miss Ohvo Lay, who had recently returned from school, and who y?as ready to make her debut in the world of fashion. Among the guests were Miss Lucy Fleet wood, Miss Mary Rice. Miss Bertie Bevan, Miss Lillie Otis, Miss Belle Porter, Mias Clara Gunn, Miss Jennie Keep, Miss May Buell, Miss Allport, Mias Mamie Bickford, Miss Irene Far go, Miss Jennie Coolbaugb, Miss Lane, Miss Kellie Buell, Miss Soaulding, Miss Steams, Miss Staples, Miss Hendrickson of New York, Mias Grovennso, Mias Van Amam. Miss Wadsworth, the Misses Robertson, Mias Hunter, the Misses Carter. Andrews, Miss Sharp. Messrs. Fred Tuttle, Malcolm Thompson, Fred Clark. Edward L. Groff, Thomas Kent. H. E. Marble, L, O. Phelps, George Wheaton, Thomas Burnside, Charles Comes. Samuel Wheeler, E. Lane, X- L. Otis. Col. Gillespie, Messrs. Fleetwood, John son, Hacknev. Chesbrough. Morgan. Wilbur, Kay, Williams! Wright, Osborn, Schuyler, Gunn, Bockwell, and others. . . _ „ The mansion was handsomely decorated for the occasion with alt the art of the florist, bou quets hanging from the cbandelieis and orna menting every niche, varied with festoons of smilax and wreaths of evergreen. Hand’s or cheatra discoursed choice music for the delecta tion of the dancers. Eckhardt provided the was assisted in the reception of her (meets by Miss Smith, Miss Rochester of Buf falo, N. Y., Miss Smith of Buffalo, Miss Hay ward of Batavia, and Miss Olive Lay. THE FOBTNIOHTLY RECEPTIONS, inaugurated on the first Monday of November by Mr. and Mrs. L. Stone at their residence, No. 1571 Indiana avenue, have been very successful. Last Monday evening tbe leading remarks were given by the Rev. Mr. Parbhurot upon the Phi losophy of Buddha, Among those present were the Rev. and Mrs. Parkharst, Mr. H. Everts of Hiehwood, the Rev. Mr. Woolfolk of Lexington, KyT, Prof. Everts, Mrs. Dr. Everts, Gen. and Mrs. Ingledew, Mrs. Woodbridg© of Dixon, Mrs. Bird Hitchcock. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Smith, Sir. S. J. Wiucgar, Miss Dewey, Mrs. Tomlinson. Mrs. Skates, Miss Hattie Winegar, Mies Lilly Spates, Misses Martha and Emma Fennimore. SURPRISE PARTIES. Tbe Misses Annie and Fannie Slocum were surprised Wednesday evening at their residence. No. 181 Park avenue. .. . , A surprise was tendered to Miss last Tuesday evening at her residence, No. 153 South Peoria street. , ___ T A number of the friends of Mr. Henry L. Hatch cave him a surprise party Thursday even ing at bis residence. No. 105 Rhodes avenue. Mondav evening a surprise party was given to Mrs. T. M. Akorley at her residence near Union Park. It was the birthday of tbe hostess, and her many friends left nothing undone to make it a perfect surprise and success. Friday evening Master Charlie and Mibb Cora Hess were surprised at their parents* residence, No. 998 Indiana avenue. . Mr and Mre. J. J. McGrath were surprised at their residence Tuesday evening by about fifty of their friends. SAN GREAL. The ladies of tho Eighth Presbyterian Church, belonging to the San Greal Society, gave an inter esting entertainment Toesday evening to a large and appreciative audience. Following is the programme, which was successfully earned out; PXBT L. i Orcan Charles L. Bingham A . and Mrs. Bingham 2. Quartette —“Sleighing J Miss Leonard Chorus” |** ...Dr. Plattenburg 3 Beading 'lira. Mary L. Douglass Z C. overman 6. Original Poem— ** The Ed- _ . (1 itor and the Fiend »' D wSl 6, Baitone Solo—* 4 How Fair Thon Art Weldt J. Me Wade. TAUT 31. 7. Solo—** Tima » (Grand Valse).. Foitrr. „ , « Reading Mrs. Mary L. Douglass 9* Piano Duet.. .The Misses Kate and Jessie McClure 151 Solo —** Friars or Old ” K°“ell C. C. Lejler. 11. Qaartelte —“ Oood-Nlght. Beloved-HMutl jjr. and Mrs. Bingham. Mus Leonard, Dr. Plal tenburg. PLEASANTLY SDBPBISED. A very pleasant surprise party was given Thursday evening to Miss Clara Gillette at the residence of her father. E. W. Gillette, No. 167 Centre avenue, by about forty of her most inti mate friends. The party was given m honor of the near approach of the marriage of Miss Gil lette end of her departure for an Eastern home. A enpper was served at 11 o clock by the ladies, and dancing was continued until a late hoar. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. 1. VI. GUletto, Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Gillette Mr. and M-s. Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, Miss Beck £ Mias Marshall. Miss McKmnan. Miss King man. the Misses Cameron, Miss Gillette. Miss Todd Mias Hanna, Miss Drake, Messrs. Rob b°ns. Stockton Dual.. Wylie, Miller, Decker, Dixon, Evans, Dean, Gillette, Webel, Gray, and others. THE CESTESSUt PAETT . to be given bv the hidies of St. Paul's Univer ealist Church Tuesday evening, Feb. 22, promisee to be a successful affair. ... K _ The booths of tdo thirteen States will be handsomely decorated, and the younc ladies having them in charge are aura to make them an effective addition to the festival. .Some of Mr. Lo’e familv, including himself, have con sented to appear upon this occasion only, ana will be found in their wigwam, which, with too gypsies and their lovely Qneen, will “sko an st tractive feature of the entertainment. The old time costumes, old folks’ concert. New England kitchen and snpper, art gallery, all to be seen and heard at the church, and a dancing party at Marline's South Side Hall, surely offer a suffi cient inducement for any one to give the isdiea and “Helpers” of the church a coidial support. FOURTH FAB RAO CTT DRAMATIC. The entertainments of this Club have,for tho past two winters, crowded Standard Hall with excellent audiences, and tho next perform ance, to be held Monday evening, Feb-21, wul prove no exception in this respect. Two light and pleaiing plays, entitled **Off Hie Stage and “An April-Fool,” have been eelecteii. the entertainment to conclude with dancing until 12 o’clock. About 1,000 invitations have been issued. A BEAL BUBPBISE. A few evenings ego Miss Jennie Clark, of 249 Walnut street, bad retired to rest and was en iorinE peaceful slumbers, when about 9 o clock the beO ran ft; and, on the door heme opened, a number of young ladies and gentlemen en tered the house to "surprise^Miss Jennie. Of course she had to arise, and, with the assist ance of her amiable mother and sister (Mrs. Briggs), aoon made every one feel at homo. The good l hi "r bronght by the ladies, the stories, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE; SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1876—SIXTEEN PAGES. jokes, and speeches of the gentlemen, the witty sallies of tbe ladies, and the choice selections of music from both, as well as the dancing, were enjoyed until near midnight, when a happier party never separated to go home. The Com mittee of Arrangements consisted of Miss Rena Fobes and Mias Minnie Waters, and their inde fatigable exertions brought together some thirty or forty couples of tbe cream of West Side society. CHARITABLE ENTERTAINMENT. A very pleasant entertainment was given Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Charles Dupee, of Kenwood, for tbe benefit of the Protestant Or phan Asylum, of which Mrs. Dupee is a Direct ress. Miss Douglass* very superior readings and Miss Knowles* musical gems contributed gieatly to the enjoyment of the occasion. Mrs. Dupee furnished a choice collation. MINOR MENTION. A party was given Wednettdav evening at tbe residence of Mrs. Kerr. No. 417 Beldeu avenue, in honor of her niece, Miss Melody. About fifty guests were present. Thursday afternoon Mrs. Waite gave a large dinnerparty at her residence, No. 334 East Indi ana street, only ladies being present. Hand furnished tbe music. A large party was given Friday evening at tbe residence of Mrs. Adams, No. 300 North Dear born street, about 200 being in attendance. Hand's orchestra furnished tbe music. Tuesday evening tbo Misses Aliie and Helen Creighton entertained a number of their friends at their residence, No. 547 West Monroe street. Music and dancing formed tbe chief amuse ments. Supper was served by Eckhardt at 11 o’clock. Last Tuesday evening the ladies of tbo Cen tral Christian Church gave a Centennial party at Campbell Hall, corner of Campbell avenue and Van Buren street. About 200 persons were pres ent, many of whom were dressed in costumes representing tbe days of 1776. Mrs. Col. Stearns, No. 43 Twenty-fifth street, entertained a company of friends Thursday even- ing. Friday evening Mrs. Henry Milward entertain ed a number of friends at tier residence on Michigan avenue. Wednesday evening Mrs. Edward Turner, No. 1146 Wabash avenue, entertained, in elegant stjle, about sixty guests. Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lyon gave a pleasant entertainment to a number of friends at tbeir residence, No. 262 Michigan avenue, Wednesday evening. Hand furnished tbe music. A very pleasant reception was given Tuesday evening by Mrs. O. F. Avery and her daughter, Mrs. H. P. Morriman, at their residence. No. 445 Michigan avenue, to Miss Margie Ely, daughter of Z. S 5. Aly, Esq., of New York, and niece of Mrs. Averv. About one hundred guests were invited. The refreshments were served by Wright in unexceptionable style. A note-worthy circumstance was the fact that dancing was dis pensed with. and the guests enjoyed themselves in tbe good old-fashioned way which was in vented long before the “glide waltz” and Bos ton “dip.” , The eleventh birthday of Miss Mav Bishop Dean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Dean, was made tbe occasion for a party to which her many young friends were Invited. A number of gifts were made to Mias May, including a check for SIOO from her father, a gold ring, silver napkin rings, and a gold pen. . , Mrs. Clark L. Hill gave a musical soiree Tuesday evening at her residence, No. 47 Peoria street, abont sixty being present. Supper by Eckhardc varied the programme. CHURCH AND CHARITY. The Grace Church Mite Social has been post poned one week, and will meet next at the resi- I deuce of Mrs. J. Roy Rooertson. I There will be an entertainment at Marline’s North Side Hall, Chicago avenue, Tuesday even ing, for the benefit of the Ladies’ Work Society of Ascension Parish. It will consist of a parlor cornedv entitled “Mv Uncle’s Will,” and tho charming operetta, “High Life,” tho latter a novelty in the way of private theatricals. The Young People's Union of St. Paul’s Re formed Episcopal Church, corner Washington and Ann streeis, will give an entertainment Tuesday evening in the main auditorium of tho church, including a lecture by Bishop Cheney. Subject—“ John Wickhffe, the Morning Star of the Reformation.” It is understood that a parlor concert is in course of preparation by some of the amateurs on tbe West Side, to be given in aid of the Foundlings’ Home early in March, at the resi dence of one of the young ladies assisting. Conspicuous among the amusements of this week will be a concert and literary entertainment Thursday evening at the First United Presby terian Church, corner Monroe and Paulina streets. Instrumental and vocal music will be furnished by Mrs. Eugenie de Roode-Blce. Miss Alice A. Putchins, Frank T. Baird, and Mr. H. L. Sloan. Several select readings will be given bv Mias Ullic R. Akeretrom, among otheis “Darina Green and His Flying Machine,” and “The Polish Bov.” A musical and dramatic entertainment under tbe auspices of the Directresses of the Wash ingtonian Home and for the benefit of the insti tution will be given in the chapel of the Home Thursday evening, at which time will be pre sented tbe temperance drama, “Fruits of the Wine Cup.” COXING EVENTS. Mrs. James Steele will give a large and elegant party Thursday evening, in honor of Miss Han nah McMahon, of Cleveland. O. Mr. Fred Tuttle will give a masquerade party at the residence of his parents, No. 719 Michigan avenue. Tuesday evening. , A party will be given to-morrow evening by Mrs. A. Booth, at herreeidence, No. 607 Michigan avenue. PERSONAL. Miss Mattie K. Sherman, recently of tbe Sher man House, is now residing at No. 694 Wabash avenue. . .. Hiss Maude Smith, of Winona, Minn., is tho gueat of Mrs. P. B. Cook, No. 153 Forest ave- Tfae engagement of Mr. Edward Bennet. of this city, and Miss Dennison, of Boston, is an nounced. Tbev met in Europe last year. Mr. John A. ’Hand has leceived an invitation to go to Berlin, and he has decided to accept. It is doubtful, however, whether be will opportunity to play before the Emperor >wll lam, since the Berlin which be ia about to visit is situated in Wisconsin, and not so far distant as to prevent him from returning tho next day. matrimonial. JAVSE —BOOAUDUP. Thursday evening occurred the marriage of 1 Miss Caroline L. of H. A. 1 Bogardes, Esq., and Mr. Edgar L. Jay no, a member of the Chicago Bar. The ceremony took place at the residence of the brides parents. No. 1220 Prairie avenue, and was wit nessed by a select number of the friends of both parties. The Kav. William A. Bartlett officiated. The bride was attired in asbes-of-rose silk, trimmed with orange-blossoms and pearl orna ments. Ids May Bogatdus, sister of the bride, wore white tarlatan, trimmed with blue and nat ural flowers. Mrs. Bogardns wae dressed in neb black silk, trimmed with black and white point lace and coral ornaments. After the ceremony a reception was held, and among those who attended were Mr. and jflrs Samuel Bogardns, grandparents of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. David Jayne of Wyoming Valiev. Pa., parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. H D. 5 Bogardns, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bogardns, Mr and Mrs. C. V. Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Daing, - Mr" and Mrs. F. T. Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. Eben Marsh, Mr and Urß.JohnFairbatiks. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Denton, Mr. and Mrs. Col. El dridge, Mr. - and Mrs. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. L. Cornell. Mr. and Mrs. H. Murray Mr. and Mrs. r p Dav Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Do Golyer, Mr. LdMrf Frank Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Lymen, Mr. and Mrs. Merrick, Mr. and Mrs. William •riinmnoon Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bliss, Prof. Ed Soring. Miss Fisher, Mias Allen, SMKffiftdai. Do Golyer, Mr. and m‘, Anderson, Mr. Packard. Ed Bogardns, R. f Bedell, E T. Fisher. W. H. Abbott. M. A. C The 1 ’ pre"sente”°inolu'dod a case of solid silver, Mr Henry A. Bogardns; set of pearls, brides rift from groom; elegant wax cross. Mr and Mrs. Nelson DeGoyler; case of silver, Jr Mrs H D. Bogardns ; dozen silver MOOns. d Mn George Jayne; silver sugar spoon, r ' n j)ay; silver card receiver, Mr. and Mra Henry T. Murray: silver cake basket, T. a rTnuis o• " case of silver nut-picks and A ? ™ vfsa’ Ida May Bogardns; silver pie crackers. Miss Bogardns; poems of Hdfert 0^ d Dain^^es'ntiriii er statuet e te| Mies fumery case, ~a gilver epoons, Sirs. St i It, r V Marsh; silver berrv-ipoon, E. M J. cut glass and Bilverto.let set, cushion, Mibb Addie DoGoUer _ SSfessi .Arditi Mrs. E. V. Seymour ; silver card-receiver, Mr. Waldo Howe and Miss Etta Norton; bronze ink stand and gold pen, Mr. Edward Olsen. Supper, furnished by Eckhardt, waa served late in the evening. n'UCAtf— HUTCHINGS. Wednesday evening the marriage of Miss Jo sephine Hutchings and Mr. William H. McLean took place at the residence of the bride's mother, No. 223 Ohio street, the Rev. Dr. Harris offici ating. * Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Potter. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gregg, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Washburn. Mr. and. Mrs. 11. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Trumbull, Mrs. Dr. Willson of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Je rome Platt of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Sutherland. Dr. and Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Dickinson, Mrs. Dana, Rev. Dr. Harris, Mrs. Locko. Mr. C. S. Worden and daughter. Miss Gertie Worden, Mr. and Mrs. Mudle. Miss Addie Miner, Miss Mav Perry, Miss Ella Wright, Miss Frankie Miner. Miss Ella G. Ives, Messrs. R, P. Owens. Burt Allen, William Armstrong, John Stowart, N. B. i Ream, Goorgo S. Sleifwitb, Benjamin F. Brown, T. Osborn, McAra, Neill, Barrett, Ellison, and Youse. , , • _ , , , . The presents included a French clock from Mr. N. B. Ream ; full silver dinner service, Mr. and Mrs. S. Clement, of Milwaukee ; case of silver, including teaspoons, berry-spoon, and sugar-tongs, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Potter; com plete silver tea-service, Messrs. B. C. and H. W. Hanna and S. C. Holland; set of cameo jewelry and silver water service from the groom; French china tea-set, Mrs. Dr. Wilson ; caso of pearl bandied knives, Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Potter; silver batter-dish, mother of the bride; silver fruit-dish, Mrs. Platt, of St. Paul; case of sil ver containing teaspoons and pie-knifo, Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Baker ; pair of bronze vases. Mrs. Dana ; silver berry-spoon, pickle fork, and per fumery case, Mrs. John Armstrong ; silver cake basket, Mrs. Turner; case of silver nut-picks and crackers, Mr. and Mrs, Ira H. Owen; silver jewelry case, Mr. W. B. Owen; silver bouquet holder Mr. George Needham: silver and cut glass pickle dish, Mr. E. J. Dewey; silver card receiver, Mrs. John Briggs; silver card receiver, Messrs. Neil and Barrett; silver bouquet-holder, Mr. J. R. Walden; pair silver vases, Messrs. Leman and Pertina; cushion ornaments, Mrs. Washburn; Bohemian glass toilet set. Misses Frankie and Addie Minor; silver berry spoon, Mrs. Locke; silver perfumery case, Mrs. William R Armstrong; silver card-receiver and card caao Mias H. Locke; silver bouquet-holder, Mrs. John W. Gregg: Russia photograph album, Mr and Mrs. Mndie; silver napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Cbatfleld; bronze bouquet stand, Miss Ella G. Ives; silver and cut-glass sugar bowl and cream-pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. S. Cle ment. DUNPITT—SLOAN. The marriage of William H. Dunphy, Esq., of Washington, Ga., to Miss Minnie Sloan, daugh ter of Edward Sloan, Esq., was -celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Name Wedneadav evening, the Rev. Dr. T. Butler officiating. The bridesmaids were Mias Nellie Miner, of Lake Forest, and Maggie E. O’Connor, of this city. The groomsmen were Messrs. Tnomaa J. O Con nor and James E. Miner. SILVER WEDDING. The silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Dunne was observed at their residence, No. 731 North Wells street, Wednesday evening. Mifiic was furnished by Fitzgerald’s orchestra. In the course of the evening a presentation was made to Mr. Dunno of sixty pieces of silver, the speech being made by the Mon. T. M. Halpine. Among tbe guests were William J. Hynes, John L. Scanlon, W. W. O’Brien, William Con don, Aid. M. Bailey and daughter. Capt. C. P. McKay, Col. Cleary, Austin Doyle, Frank Ag new Jim O'Neill, Mr. O’Meara. J. T. Egan, and Mr O’Rourke, together with their wives, daugh ters etc. The Rev. Father Cashman was also present. Tho party, which began at 10 p.m., was still in progress at 6in the morning. The visitors brought their own refreshments along, so that the invaded household had no care what ever. ON DIT. The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Brown, old and ragoccted residents of Rock- I loid, will bo celebrated Tuesday evenmg, j Wednesday evening Miss Sarah, daughter of the Hon. Judge John G. Rogers, and Mr. Sam uel P. McConnel will be married: at tbe residence of tho bride’s father, No. 162 Ashland avenue. A reception wil* follow tho ceremony from half oast 6 until halt-past 8 o’clock. Tho wedding of Mr. Egbert N. Leonard, of Lyons, N. Y.. formerly of this citv, and Miss Clara R. Gillette, will take place Moudav evening. Feb. 21. at the First Congregational Church. After the ceremony there will be a reception at tbe residence of tbe bride’s lather, P. W. Gil letto. Esq., No. IG7 Centre avenue. The Misses Ora B. Marshall and Lizzie A. McKinnon will officiate as bridesmaids, and Messrs. Arthur Gray and William E. Stiller as groomsmen. The ushers chosen are Messrs. Dean, Webbel. Wylie, and Woodford, Several hundred invitations will be issued. "ON WITH THE DANCE." MATTESON HOUSE HOP. The party given by the guests of this hotel last Wednesday evening was highly successful. The dining-hall had been arranged and decorated for the occasion, and a more admirable place for I dancing could not well have been found. Among those in attendance were : Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Dyke, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Wright, Mr. and Mrs- J- E. Maitme, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Spring, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stnrtevant, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Morris nee Scranton, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Timermac, Mr, and Mrs. J. H. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Cochrane, Mr. and Mrs. Tobey, Mr. and Mrs. Hebert Hughes, Dr. and Mrs. Someis, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Ball nee Wood ruff. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wentworth, Mr. and Mrs. George Hamlin, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Denton, Mr. and Mrs. Burk holder, Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Gage, Mr. and Mrs. jj it Humphrey, Mr- Enos Ayres, Mrs. Kobert i Hill, Mrs. Cook. Mrs. Bncklin. Mrs. L. W. WM- Uce. of Pittsburg; Madame Eugenie Deßoode Bice, Mrs. Webster, Mre. Cillev, Mrs. K. M. Mead, of Galesnnrg, 111.; Mrs. J. H. Chesner, of Ab iogton, 111.; Miss Jennie Cameron. Miss May Owen, Mias Mary Goodrich, Miss Cicotte, of De troit, Mias Alice Town ley, Mua Mary Thomp bod, Miss Carrie Adams. Miss Johnson, Mies Helen Woodbury, Miss Flora Eatey, Miss Emma Woodruff, Miss Matie Coan, the Misses Siebert, Mias Frankie Woodruff, Miss Virginia Chapin, Mise Mattie Martin, Miss McLane, Miss Itrgima Beebe. Miss Clara Skinkle, Miss Merriman, Mise Kerr, Miss Mortimer, Mise Mary Anderson, of Palmyra, N. X.; Miss Sue Eddy, of Bingham ton N. Y.; Miss Yol Wider, Miss Hopkins, Mias Hattie Lyon, Miss Maud Bice. Messrs. Bober l , Ingram, W. H. Bash, E. B. Anderson, C. C. Col lins, B. Van Wycb. Julius Goodrich. M. A. Bor ing, L. P. Pease, W. Van Brockhn. J. L. Day, A. Bowersax, P. C. CoggeshoU. A. B Jenks. O. H. Bills. George W. Clark, Thompson. George T. Kessler, elPalmer. Fred Mills, George Gibbs. G. H. Bills. F. C. Andress, Benuck. M Uliams, Davidson, Siebert. , At 12 o’clock an excellent supper was served, tho edibles having been furnished by tho pro prietora of tbs hotel. The party broke up about 2 o’clock. st. geohoe's baix. The annual ball of St. George 8 Benevolent Association was held Tuesday evening at the Sherman Houeo. The large dining-hall was ele gantly decorated with flags and evergreens. Among those present were Mr. Godfrey Mac donald, President of St. Andrew s Society, and wife, the Hon. and Mrs. Bobert flervey, the Hon. Mavor Colvin, Col. and Airs. Alexander Kirkland,' President George E. °°ooh, Mr. and Mrs. James Steele. Mr. and Mrs. Bichard Bar uard, Mr. Edgar Sanders, Mr. and Mta. Wash ington Hoeing. Mr. and Mrs. William MdLano. Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Guerolt, Mr. and Mrs. BoJch Mr. and Mrs. J. W. True, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. John .Dawson, Mr. and Mrs. James John, Mr. and Mrs.Degonhardt, Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, Mr. and mis. Charles Draper, Mr. and Mrs. Georga Braham, the Hon. and Mrs. Wayman, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Burroughs, Mr. and Mrs. Bichard tester. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Price. Mr. and Mrs. McKen zie, Mrs. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Thompson! Mr. and Mrs. Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Denver, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anuing, of Aurora, Mr. and Mrs.Holdewortb.Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. David Johnston, Capt. and Mrs. Turtle. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Bicbard Slater. Mr. and Mrs J. B. Brown. It. and Mrs. Seth Hanchett, Mr. and Mrs. John Heiland. Mr. and Sirs. Bnlton, Mr. and Mis. Hoag, Mr. and Mrs. Ensbaw, Mr. and Mm. Jack son, Mr. and Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Wood, Mr. and Mrs. WaUwork. Mr. and Mrs. Bates, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Brice, Dr. and Mrs. E. Ludwig, Mr. Charles Kern, Mrs. Henry Milward, Mrs. Dr. Dyas, Mr.. »hd Mrs. Von Zandt, Mrs. Ciowbana, Mrs. Eobmson, Mrs. Carroll: Misses Maude Van Bcren, of Pough keepsie. N. Y„ McMahon, of Cleveland, 0.. Mat tie Morton, of Valparaiso, Ind.. Mitcholl, of Vassar College, Hattie Sanders, Barnard woth, the Misses Wood, the Misses Clough, Ensha , Kern, Carrie Bichardson, Came Braham, Jennie Brougham. WEST SIDE EECZTTIOK- ’ This Clab gave a leap-year party Monday even ing at Martino’s, which proved a anwr. The .floor managers were Miss Flora M. Adcock, Mies Fannie S. Daniels, Miss Nellie S, xting, Miss Hattie N. Dunn, Miss Helen M. Dean. Miss Emma U. Galen, and it is needless to say that ther nerfotmed their arduous duties nobly and satisfactorily. Among those present were: Messrs. Hame Green. Charles B. Clark. C. N Gates, C. Con nible. Dr. Bills. B. F. Daniels. G. M.- Tanzwoll, W. D. Bradshaw. E. Scott Simmons, F. N. Crook hite. Charles Cushing. A. C. Knanp, E. H. Stud lay. Fred M. Kerr.' George Barrows, Henry Town. George W. Burpee. George W.Yan Doren. W. E. Ferment 1. H. Becker, Charles Bell. David Streetor. George Higgins. CharlesJenkms. .1. C. Packard, C. E. Pease. J. G. Warner. H. G. Jackson. S. J. Church. G. E. Cook, A. C. Clark. Sr.. E. B. Mantz. John J. Oliver. M. G. O’Brien, C. B. Wilson. A. E. Curtis. G. E. Bell, Jr., J. Owen, C. Shoemaker, A. Shoe maker, A. B. Bryden. William Graham; Mias Jessie Day. Miss Ida Walker, Alisa Annie Hammond. Miss Fannie Danicla. Miss Minnie Green. Miss Nellie Cusack, Miss Lizzie Lyon, Miss Ada Woodward. Miss Nollie S. Bing. Miss Ada Frost. Miss May Bapp. Miss Flora M. Ad cock. Miss Kittio Bapp, Miss Mabel Hickox. Miss Nellie Hubbard, Miss flattie N. Dunn, Miss Frank Clisbee, Miss Helen M. Dean. Mias Came Bebse. Miss Emma M. Galon. Miss Ida Morgan, Miss Hattie Wilbur, Miss Carrie K. Ollett. Miss Kate Thompson, Miss Emma Williams of Quincy, Miss Hattie Bangs of Laoon. Mias Mary Powell, Miss Grace Ottaway, Miss Marian Morgan. Miss Carrie Ottawav, Miss Emma Wallace of Lacon, Miss Stella Dean, Miss. Hattie Osborne. Mias Matie Coan, Miss Bell Mclntosh, Miss Minnie Osborne, Miss Jennie Becker, Miss Molhe Buck ley. Miss Imogens Martin, Mibb Jennie Long hurst Miss May Whitaker, Miss Aggie Dodge, Miss Fannie Gibson, Miss Allie Kelley, Mrs. J. L. Martin, Mrs. Henry Town, Mrs. George W. Bordee, Mrs. C. E. Cook, Mrs. J. C. Ormsboe, Mrs. William Graham. THE FOREST AVENUE.CLUB met at the residence of Mrs. Thomas B. King, No. 1'139 Indiana avenue, Thursday evening. The programme comprised eighteen numbers, and was concluded at 1 o’clock. Among those pres ent wer&: Mr. and Mrs. T. B. King, Mr. and Mrs. Fred. C. Smith, the Misses King. Miss Isa belle Allen, Miss Maude Smith, of 'Winona, Minn., Mias Katie Butcher, the Misses Gibson, Miss Mamie Wheeler, .Miss Ada Bovden, Mies Amy Ballance, Miss Fannie Graham. Miss Mamie Whitman. Miss Matie Coan, the Misses Major, Miss Ella Stone, Miss Rogers, Mis. Ida Atkin son, Washington, D.C., Slios Jessie Munch, Miss Furlong, Miss Barton, Miss Ferguson. Messrs. W. D. Gregory, T. C. Goodman. B. A. Shader, E. E. Perley, George Adams, S. H. Frink, Bich ard Barnes, C. J. Mapes, J. G. Mapes. George Farwell, C. F. Adams, William Phelps, Frank Smith, E. C. Whitney, J. S. Simpson, L. D. Voor hoes, T. E. Teegarten. MiONON CLUB. The memhera of this organization met Tues day evening at tne residence of Mrs. J. H. Dan iels No. 115 South Leavitt street. Among those iu attendance were Misses May Goodrich, Tiffany, Ida Morgan, Helen Chase, May Adams, Brace. Peck, Clara Willard, Corlett, Marion Mor gan, Maggie Gossett, Minnie Green. Fannie Daniels, Hattie Osborn, Wampley; Messrs. F. W. Cronkhite, C. H. Bagley. G. H. Bentley, F. E Culver, C. J. Dorranco. Harrv Green, \vill* ia*m Goodman, W. A. Hammond, William Hoag land, T. C. Goodman, S. Donorgan. W. J. Peci 0. H. Strong. Julius Goodrich, Ed Gilbert, J. M. Page, F. B. Daniels. SAKS PAREIL. The members of this Club met last Monday evening at Boumique’s, at the first party of the second series, and enjoyed themselves as usual. The enpper was furnished bv Eckhardc. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Hess, Ur. and Mrs. J. 8. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Spring, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. March, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Hartman, Mr, and Mrs. J. B. Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. R. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Ray. Mr. and Mrs. C W. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Morley, Mr. and Mrs, W. L. Peck, Mr. and lire. Loms Wahl. Mrs. and Mrs. H. Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Jenkint, Mr. and Mra. E. B. Preston, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Kimbaik, Mr. and Mrs. L. Colby, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Sink. Mr. and Mrs. A. Burgess, Mr and Mra. E. D. Kimbark. Mr. and airs. J. t). Bryant, Mr. and Mra. O.T. Cooley, Mr. and Mrs. j W. Oakiey, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, Misses Hough, Porter, Kent, Booth, Kimbark, Mesirs. Hough, Trumbull, Bright, Giovor, Peck. BRIEF ITEMS. About elghtv-five couples attended the leap vear party at Bourniqao’s Wednesday evening. The Eight O’Clock Club gave their regular party Wednesday evening at the residence of Mies Larrabee, No. 363 Omo street. The Lakeside Club held their eighth party Friday evening at Prof. Bournique’s Hall, as canal. About fifty couples were present. The next nartv will take place Friday, at which all the members are particularly requested to be present, ao as to make final arrangemen-s tor too laet party before Lent, to take place Thursday evening, Feb. 24. .. The West End Club gave an amateur operatic entertainment Friday evening that was veiy creditable to too performers and enter taming to the audience. “ The Doctor of Alcantara, in two acta, was the title of too opera.. . A oarty was given last Tuesday evening at the residence of Mrs. Louis Wahl by too ‘- Gonp Club. About thirty couples participated, and the evening proved verv delightful, bupper was served through too entire evening, and was furnished by Mr. H. M. Kinsley. Hand s orhee tra furnished the music. The children of Prof. Bonrmquo s class gave their parents a Valentino matinee and exhibition of fancy dances yesterday afternoon. The Seven O’Clocka, of Kenwood, met at Mrs Oakley’s residence, on the corner of Drexel boulevard and Forty-seventh street, last even ing, . The fourth assembly of the Laßelle Club was held Tuesday evening at Wiudett Parlors, Nos. 106 and 108 Milwaukee avenne. The weather was unfavorable to party-going, but nevertheless about sixty conplea faced toe rain to attend. The next party will occur Feb. 22. A very pleasant party was given by the Snow- Flake Club at the residence of toe Hon. A- L. Morrison. No. 16 Winchester avenue, Wednea dav evening. The Dnion Clnbof Hinsdalegavoa masquerade party Thursday evening, Fitzgerald being pres ent with his parlor orchestra. FOR THE FUTURE. The Sans Pared Club will meet Monday even ing at Donrnique’e. The Ellis Park Clnb will give the third patty of their series Thursday evening. The Bon Ami Clnb meets at M. T. Whitaker s, No 778 West Monroe street, Monday evening. The Hyde Park Informal Club will be en tertained by Mrs. J. W. Oakley Tuesday evening. The Bric-a-Brac Club meets Monday evening at the residence of Mrs. W. J. Pope. No. 437 Wear Monroe street. „ . ... . West Side Becoption Clnb will give their next party Monday evening, Fob. 21, at Martino a West Side Academy. The regular Fonmary meeting of the Farragnt Boat Clnb will be held at the Palmer House Nonh Side Ecception Club will give their next party Monday evening at the Academy, No. 272 Chicago avenue. „ _ . The next regular nartv of the Pall Mall Club will occur Friday evening, Fob. W.at too resi dence of Thomas Chalmers, Eaq., No. 374 West Monroe street. , Tbe Nameless Club meet Wednesday evening at St. John’s flail, corner of West Lake street and Sc. John’s place. t ... . Tbe Skmnei'Club will give the firstparty of their second series at Carr’s West Side Academy, cor ner of Lake and Wood streets, on SVedneadav evening. Dancing will commence at 8 o clock and close at 12. Managers: C. B. Clark, M. F. Tarble. J. T. Oliver, O. A. Pitts. The Ivanhoe Club will give a full dress formal narty Thursday evening at tbe residence of John E. Owsley. Esq., No. XBS Ashland avenue. Not : withstanding the fact that this will bo a formal i party, it is the intention of the managers to commence dancing promptly at half-past 8 ° The Vernon Clnb will give a large reception partv at the residence of Henry H. Cooley, Esq., No. ’ 1109 Michigan avenue, Friday evening. Hand and Wright will furnish music and sup per respectively. . , _ .. The reception at Martinet South Side Acad emy Saturday evening will be a leap-year party, under the management of the following com mittee of ladies; Mrs. Hartman. Mias Matio Coan, Misa Fannie Graham, Mias Theresa Cush ing, and Mias Waters. , The Entre Nous Club will give one of their complimentary calico hops at the West Twelfth Street Turner Hall Tuesday evening. The closing social in the season a senes lor All-Saints’ Church will bo given Feb. 23 at Mar line’s West Side Hall. The second annual reception of the Engle wood Hose Company will be held at High-School Hall Monday evening, Feb. 21. . The Sooth End Club give their next party Tuesday evening at Carr’s Hall, No. 789 Cottage Grove avenne. , A bal masque will be given by the Pickwick Clob at Gtecnebaum’a Hall Tuesday evemng. ladies in the vicinity of Lincoln Park and Lake View will give a leap-year party Wednesday evening at Carr’s Academy, No. 967 North Clark btreet. . . .. A masquerade party will be given by the Minerva Club Friday evening at Greenebaum’s flail, No. 76 Fifth avenue. . The Unknown Pleasure Club will give a mas querade at Martino's South Side Academy Mon day evening, Feb. 2&- A PERFECT HOME. The Elegant Residence Recently Completed by a Prominent Citizen. How He Proceeded to Build a House in Which Everything Should Be Thoroughly Au Bait. An Interesting Sketch of His Notable Success in the Undertaking. A citizen of Chicago, well known for his culture and wealth, has just completed one of the moat elegant and striking reaideaces in this cr any other American city. Importuned by his many friends to show them how he succeeded inhia undertaking, be has made careful and valuable memoranda of his method of procedure. We are allowed to publish bis statement, merely withholding his name. the lox I bought a fine corner lot of George H. Hess <t Co. They showed mo some very enoice prop erty such as No. 617'Michigan avenue, with a 30-foot lot, at a fair price, but I preferred to build my own house, although it was to cos. me more. THE ARCHITECT. Determining at the very outset that my hfluae should bo perfectly planned and thoroughly built, I selected the prominent architect of Chi cago, Mr. C. P. Thomas, to prepare the de signs and superintend the work of building. His efforts in my case have been well worthy of hia brilliant reputation. The design of the house, the arrangement of its interior, and the uniform excellence of its construction, are themes of un qualified pleasure to my familv, my friends, and myself. It ia hardly necessary for me to refer to Mr. Thomas* eminence as an architect, for that is a matter of general fame. Icmnothelp, however, bearing individual testimony to hta genius, hia courtes*. hia business energy, and hia invariable fair-dealing. Hia reputation as a master of the classic aud other standard models is as wide-spread as it ia most justly merited. THE STONE-WOES. After a thorough investigation I decided to employ the services of Messrs. Boldenweck A Heone, of Nos. 11 to 23 East Tyler street, and the result has proved the wisdom of mv Judg ment. These gentlemen bring an intelligence and energy to bear in their business which is the best assurance of success. They furnished all the stone needed for building purposes through out, dressed and cut as wanted, according to the designs of the architect. The stone-cutting is done in an artistic manner, with the moat care ful attention to details. This firm did the stone work for many of onr moat elegant city resi dences, among which are those of Perry H. Smith and fj. P. Smith, in aristocratic Aldine Square, and for the beautiful Dunlap buildings and others among the finest residence blocks in the city. 1 take pleasure in recommending the services of Messrs Boldenweck & Henna to all who are about to build. WOOO-WOEK A.SD BTAIB-BUILDn?O. Tha interior finish of my house has been greatly admired, and I think with good reason, for I was very particular that it should be done in the beet possible manner. The result was more than satisfactory. Not only are the woods of the choicest varieties, but tne best of their kind, and finished in the most artistic manner. After what I have said, it is hardly necessary to add that the wood-work, the stair-bmldme, the architraves of the doors and windovs. etc., was done by Mr. J. Tomlinson, for that gentleman’s superiority in work of this kind is well known by Chicago architects and builders. My attention was first called to Mr. Tomlinson by an exami nation of the two fine houses of E. C. and W. C. Lamed, corner of Rush and Ohio streets, the stairs of which have such an easy. graceful as cent that it is a pleasure to walk up them ; also the elegant row of twenty-five houses opposite Union Park, to all of which Mr. T. furnished the stairs and did wood-work. Mr. Tomlinson’s place of business, northeast comer of Franklin and Congress streets, is extensive and well ar ranged. HARDWARE, BELLS, ETC. There is no feature in my hoaae in which I feel greater satisfaction and security than in the locks, belie, speaking-tubes, and hardware generally which I have used in the construc tion Tnis is because I emoloved a gentleman to do that branch of work who makes a specialty of it and has all the facilities for doing it well, Mr. J. F. Wollenaak, Nos. 230 and 232 LaSalle street, whose sign informs the world that he is a manufacturer, jobber, and retailer m locks, bells, bronze goods, and everything pertaining to builder’s hardware. It is the deoot for lock smiths and bell-bangers’ supplies. He put in an electric annunciator connecting with the front doors and the-various apartments on the first and second floors, placing the instrument in a handsome walnut case in the kitchen. In addition, ho put in a call-bell, located m the stable and a buiglar-aiann protecting all the windows and outside doors. The bell, a very handsome silver-plated one. is located in our sleeping-room on the first floor. There are also apeaking-tubea in the main chambers and halls leading to the kitchen. My locks and other hardware trimmings furntaned by Mr. Woliensak lam satisfied are much better and cheeper then I couid have obtained from any other hardware firm. 1 must not forget to men tion the patent transom-lifter and lock which ha placed upon ail my transoms. This device is not only a convenience but a great conservator of comfort and health. Mr. WoUensak ie the in ventor, and ho has a fortune in the ingeniona little contrivance. He recently put them on the Palace Hotel, San Francisco. I have double reason to congratulate myaelf iu employing the services of tins gentleman for tho performance of tbia branch of my work.—first, because it is well done, and is not continually getting out of order, and, second, because I have made a great saving by having it all none at one place and by one who is competent. I know by what 1 have seen others psv, that if I had purchased my hardware at a regular hardware store the whole would have cost ino nearly double as much as I had to pay, and would not have boon halt aa | well done. THE PLASTERING. I have had the plastering throughout the whole house done by E. Smith, of Nos. 184 and 18d State street, and formerly Smith & Eastman. The plain plastering is firm, smooth, and hard, while the centre pieces on the ceilings, and the cornices and moldings in all the different rooms, are as graceful in design and as sharply defined as though cut in marble by the moat experienced of sculptors. Speaking of marble reminds mo of the specimens of marble duplication done m plaster by this expert artist and his talented corps of assistants. The imitation of the color, texture, and valuing of Italian, American, Flor entine and other marbles is simply perfect. Examples of Mr. Smith’s handicraft are to be found all over Chicago. The fine work in plain and fancy plastering in the Tremout, Palmer, Clifton, and Maiteaon Houses, Chamber of Com merce, and hundreds of elegant private resi dences, was done by him. Ho does a general business in everything connected with the plas tering trade, and contracts made with him are always carried out to the complete satisfaction of bis patrons. THE PAiynXO AND FRESCOING. When it is understood that X determined the n]ain and decorative palatine it my boose should be as complete as refined judgment and superior artistic genius could make it, I suppose it is well-nigh superfluous for me to add that I selected Almmi & Co. to do the work. Ho is the master of choice fresco work in the West, and is above and beyond competition. Just now, assisted by his gifted staff of artists, he is frescoing the grand dining-salon of the Pacific Hotel in a manner which will make the place, when finished, the noblest ex ample of fresco art to bo found m all America. The force of designers, artists, and general workmen employed by Mr. Almmi is conceded to bo the most talented in the country. Nothing but the most superb of work is ever produced by them. For the refined and beautiful decoration of public edifices or private homes, one has but to summon Almmi, DECORATED WEfDOWB. These form a very important feature in the ornamentation nf the establishment, and my friends and visitors are enchanted with their ar tistic and beautiful effect, while to me they are a source of continual pleasure. The work was done by the superb French pro cess of diapbanie. In effect it brings out all the delicacy of design, richness and variety of color, and luminous glow which characterize the rarest specimens of stained glass in the palaces of the Old World, and which 1 have found after thorough examination cannot be produced at any price by the regular process in this Messrs. Henry Wood & Co. t Nos., 81 and 83 Madison street, are the importers and wholesale agents for. Chicago and the Northwest, and have an expert English designer and competent as sistants to decorate all kinds of windows in do signs to harmonize with tie surroundings. it is very effective for nail, vestibule, stair case, conservatory, transom, sod other lights, and is need in England and Franco for upper lights in dining-rooms and libraries. is as enduring as the house, and 1 am anro that layers of tho beaatifal will anjoj • Tint to the gallery of samples of the aoovo firm, whether they wish to purchase or not. THE SKYLIGHTS in my house bay© been admirably put in bj Messrs. A- Knisoly A Co., of Nos. 72 and a West Monroe street. Tbs firm controls thi Bayes patent, and also does the best of iron cor nice work* etc. It did the work for the Blinou State-House, Detroit Public Library, and oihei prominent buildings. The firm can put in aky lights iu size from 2 to 100 feet square in anj part of the United States. THE BOOT. Dauring to procure a really first-class felt and gravel roof. 1 inquired of my friends, among whom I might mention 0. H. As L. J. McCor mick, the Singer & Talcott Stone Company. T. V Wadakier. and many others, and they unani mously referred me to the Chicago Booting , Comoany, at No. 193 South LaSalle street, whfl they said hod done work for them to their entirt satisfaction. MT FXJBKICE, which gives mo perfect satisfaction, is an Em nire gaa-oorner, furnished by Hatch A Breeze, No. 50 State street It is a self-feeder, is easy to regulate, and is economical. MY rjLPEU-HANODfQS and window-shades were obtained from John J. McGrath. Nos. 174 and 176 State street, which is all I need say, for the superiority of Mr. Mc- Grath’s goods is well known. THE MARQUETRY FLOORS in my dining and music rooms were laid by A. H. Andrews A Co. They combine beauty and permanence to a surprising degree, and give the beat of satisfaction in every respect. Marquetry floors are healthful, cleanly, and economical, and must eventually come into general use. THE COT-OLAS3 which adorns the ball-doors was obtained of George Misch A Brother. The work is elegant and aitistic, and the bill, lam happy to add, was peifectiy reasonable. A Xonnsr Ulan Suddenly Becomei jjeaf. Dumb, and Blind* Fond du Lae CommonaeaHlu Our readers will readily call to mind a sicken ing case of wife-murder which occurred In tbs Town of Lamartine, a year ago last November. Bussell Brown, while insane, in a most brutal manner, butchered his wife and then fled, and has never been heard from. Mrs. Brown had been married to the murderer but a few months. She was the widow Booth previous to the mar riage, and bad several children, among them, Elliot Booth, who ia now about 18 years of age. Not long after his mother’s terrible death young Booth became insane, and was taken to the Oabkosh Asylum. Becovering his reason hi went back, and we believe that most of the timi he has been at work for William Stearns. About two months ago, while in church, he suddenly became blind, and remained so several days, and then as suddenly hia sight returned to him. About two weeks ago. while suffering from 8 severe headache, he became blind a second time, and after a few days could see &a well as ever again. On Thursday last, while at work, he be came blind a third time, and soon after ha was further afflicted with deafness and then bo be came dumb. So he has remained up to the present time. He was to-day brought to the city for treatment. The case ia a most re markable one, surely. The Mutual life. Mr. Grille Cronkhite no longer represents the M» tail Life insurance Company of New Tort, In fact, the business of the Company haa been under tht supervision of Mervia Tabor, Special Agent, for th| past month. The office of the Agency Is now In Meek er's new building, 95 Dearborn street. Merrell k Fer guson, General Agents. J. W. Meeker, Special Agent* Chance for a Good Investment. The Atlantic & Padflc Railroad of Missouri are lay* ing out a new town on their road in Webster County, Missouri, and are giving away to any cue every alter* rn»n jot, only charging for making and recording deed. For further particulars call at their General Agency, 69 Dearborn street. Blanche Tucker or Bianca Bosavella. Gentile, the photographer, has Just completed a very beautiful portrait of this talented Chicago prims donm, who is to make her debut in Europe shortly* (inw be seen at Gentile's studio, 103 State street. A liady Correspondent Writes to Know -what nation furnishes the beat domestics. Vte referred the matter to oar -wife, who decides In favor of onr own country and the u Light Banning Domestic,” t* be found at ISO State street. What a Fool I’ve Been is the verdict of half the men who gate away their old previous to letting Cook & McLain clean then once. Their numbers are 80 Dearborn, 93 and 363 West Madison street. Pianos for Rent. A large assortment of new and second-hand inelra menta, comprising uprights, squares, and grand*. Bent deducted If purchased. Lyon A Healy, State and Monroe streets. Bockford. Bock Island & St. Bonis B- B. The shortest and quietest route to Rock Island, HI., and Davenport, Is. Train leaves Wells Street Depot 10:30 a. m.; arrive Rock Island C p, m. Office, 43 dark street. J. IL Cook, Agent. Ozonised Ox-Marrow for the Bair, by Buck A Rayner, makers of the “ Mars ** Cologne, I*nndborg'a Perfxxmes are like natural flowers and bouquets It is well to get clear of a cold the first week, but it Is much better and safer to rid yourself of it the first forty-eight hours—the proper remedy for the purpose being Dr. Jayne's Expectorant, BUSINESS NOTICES. Everybody Is talking of Dr. Me. Chesney'a popular dental establishment, corner ot Clark and Randolph streets. The reason of his is** mense success, beyond a doubt, is due to his inflexi ble rule of pleating all. The best, $8 a full set. You can get no better In the city, although you pay s2si and S3O elsewhere, First-class gold fillings at one-third the usual rates. rhreo medals were awarded at Vienna, Philadelphia, and New York, to Henry Rocher, artist photographer, No, 724 Wal)ash avenue, Cnlcago. —. SEWING MACHINES. “iVIDECTDEb ADVANCE.” Judges’Beport. Amer. Ina. Fair. KTEXTV WXLIiCOX & GIBBS lITIIATR SILENT SEWING MACHINE. Awarded the grand “Gold Medal of Progress,” of the American Institute, Nov. 1875, and the “Scott Legacy Medal,” of tbo Franklin Institute, Uct., 18.5. NO OTHEE SEWING MACHINE IN THE WOELD HAS AN “ AUTOMATIC TENSIONT” 0E ANY OTHEE OF ITS OHAEAOTEEISTIO FEATUEES. Call and examine or send for prospectus. 200 and 202 Wabaah-av. CIGARS- EVERYBODY SATISFIED. CXG-AXIS. CIG-AHS. The rush still continues for Mum k Bates Fine Cl ears. Pure Havana only SSB per I,ooo—'worth $80; all other Qualities In proportion. A fine Seed and Havana Cigar for S2B per I,ooo—all 4>< inches, warranted to smoke freely, and stock as represented. We make t*y machinery and sell 30 per cent below any other manu facturers. Onr prices suit the people and bring na tha trade. We invite inspection and the severest criticism. Other manufacturers, dealers, and the public are in vited to call and examine onr goods and see tne» made. All sold for cash. Tvr a ~Kr~isr ss BATES, 9,11 AKD 13 VABASH-AY., SIMP FLOPS. .. "BABCOCK.” Everybody Is Inlere.tea ln In design, snpern s COBB, 171 Sonth Clark-st. •ECTACLES. BRAZILIAN PEBBLE SPECTACLE* Suited to all eights oy inspection at.MANASSRafrAjMe as iiAdison-at. Building}. 5 :rts. foICELES!