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flie Brides of the Present and of the
Beceptions, Club Parties, and
Other Noteworthy
j e w Coods and Sew Styles—How to Hake
Spring Dresses.
The wedding of Miss Carrie N. Moodey and
Iritis H. Worley, which t ook place at the bride’s
residence, Mo. 304 West Washington street, last
Thursday evening, was a quiet but very pleas-
ant occasion, at which none but the most in
timate friends were The ceremony was
performed bv the Rev. Dr. Goodwin. The bride
was attired in a very beautiful wine-colored silk
and velvet dress ala Princess*, trimmed with
lace and flowers. Among the presents were:
>• Rock of Ages,” bride’s mother; gold bracelet,*
James C. Moodey; toilet set, Bessie Moodey;
lace tidies, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seymour; sil
ver spoons, Mr. and Mrs, B, S. Critclu-11; silver
pitcher, James Rankin; card-receiver. Will M.
Ogilby; knives, Alf Rankin, of Pittsburg;
caster, D. M. Rankin; ivorv comb and crush,
Charles R. Critchell; ivory fan, Rob Critchell;
volume, Mrs. Manning; books, Misses Helen
and Mellie Clarke; piu-cushion, Lizzie Critcbell:
lace, Mrs. I- A. Witherspoon, of St. Louis;
toilet-sets. Benjamin McPherson, of San Fran
cisco. and May and Walter Critchell. Mr. and
Mrs. Worley trill be ‘‘at home” at the above
number after Monday.
The marriage o£ Mr. William 0. Jackson, of
Rogers Park, to Miss Hattie, eldest daughter of
Augustus U. Hovey, Esq., was celebrated
Thursday evening at the residence of the latter
at Glencoe, the Kcr. Prof, Hemingway, of
Evanston, officiating, a large and brilliant as
semblage of the friends of botn parties witness
ing the ceremony. The presents were numer
ous, beautiful, and appropriate. After partak
ing of an elegant repast, the young couple left
for their future home at Rogers Park, followed
ty the heartfelt good wishes for their life-long
happiness by their many friends.
Married, on the 4tb inst., at the residence of
the bride’s parents, Yonkers-on-the-Hudson, by
the Rev. Dr. Sander, Florence May, daughter of
James Brace, to J. Hall Dow, ot Chicago.
A wedding of a quiet nature took place at the
residence of Mrs. Daniel A Gage, Lake View,
Thursday evening last, the contracting parties
being Mr. Walter C. Runyon and Miss Sarah A.
Gage. The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. F. L. Patton. After receiving the congrat
ulations of a few of their friends and partaking
of a supper, Mr. and Sirs. Runyon repaired to{
Iheirown house. No. 210 Ogden aveune, where
they will be pleased to see their frieuds the last
two Wednesdays in February, the 19th and 26th
Mr. Charles H. Patten, of Chicago, and Miss
Mamie S. Robertson, of Lake Zurich, 111., were
married in a very quiet manner at the residence
of the bride, Jan. 29, by the Rev. Mr. Thatcher.
Mamed, on the evening of Feb. 3, at the resi
dence of the bride’s parents. No. 145 South Hal
ted street, Miss Nellie Fisher, daughter of
Frank Fisher, Esq., to Mr. William Robinson,
at haif-past 7 o’clock, the Rev. J. M* Wheadon
Invitations arc out for the marriage of Miss
Nellie Pullman, daughter of A. B. Pullman,
Esq., and Mr, Graeme Stewart, which will take
place on Thursday, the 20th inst., at the resi
dence of the bride’s parents, No. 253 Ashland
avenue, at 5 p. m., the Rev. R. H. Pullman of
ficiating. A reception will follow the ceremony,
from 6 to S o’clock.
i The marriage of Mr. A. C. Knapp, of this city,
and Miss Mav Hutchinson, of Decorah, la., will
take place Wednesday next,
Last Thursday evening the Young Ladies’
Cooking Club enjoyed “their regular monthly
banquet at the residence ol Miss Corwith, No.
611 Michigan avenue.
.Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Asay gave an entertain
ment last Monday evening at their residence,
No. SSO Michigan avenue, in honor of Miss Flor
ence Bryan, sister to Mrs. Asay. There were
about sixty present, and they “did the Ger
The Tonng People’s Society of the Church of
the Redeemer gave a large and enjoyable party
at St. Caroline’s Court Hotel Friday evening.
Miss Nellie Hodges gave a large party last
Friday evening In honor of her friend. Miss
Emma A. Waters, of Fond du Lac. Music,
.dancing, and feasting were the features of the
The ‘‘H. T.” Society held a meeting last Fri
dav evening at the residence of Mr. C. A.
Wheeler, No. 50*3 Fulton street. The amuse
ments of the evening consisted of a drama bv
Misses Benson and Mcckling and Masters N. H.
Cutting and Wheeler, music by Miss Edith
Clapp, and a selection bv Miss Florence Lacy,
elocutionist. There was a large attendance, and
the evening passed otf very pleasantly'.
The Almia Club gave its eighth party Fri
day evening at Lakeside Hall. About thirty
couples were present, and enjoyed a programme
of eight numbers and a German.
The Minion Club gave a party at Avenue Hall
last Thursday evening.
Last Tuesday evening the “N. R. R.” was
nicely entertained at the commodious residence
of Miss Lizzie Shcrwin, No. 479 West Monroe
street. About thirty couples were present, and
the evening was very pleasantly spent in danc
ing to music by Fitzgerald’s orchestra.
A large and merry company of young people
surprised Miss Lucctta H. Lathrop at her
mother’s residence. No. 214 Warren avenue,
Monday evening, it being the anniversary of
Miss L'ucctta’s 15th birthday. A cordial wel
come was extended them, "Bountiful refresh
ments were served at half-past 9 o’clock, and
the evening passed swiftly away.
Several members of the informal Club spent
a pleasant afternoon Wednesday last at the resi
dence of Miss Jessie Hibbard.
An agreeable surprise was given Miss Bessie
Bandall Thursday last at her residence, No. 336
Calumet avenue, by a large number of her
friends, who passed a very enjoyable evening in
dancing and sociability..
A large and elegant party was given at the
residence of Mr. N. P. Barlow, No. 35 Ashland
avenue, Thursday evening, to celebrate Hie 20th
anniversary of his marriage. A supper was
served by Eekhardt during the evening, after
which the festivities were continued.
Thursday evening Mr. aud Mrs. W. Porter
were tendered an agreeable surprise by a large
company of their friends at their home. No. 463
Whitehouse place. Dancing and general socia
bility was the order of the evening until a late
A vcrv pleasant surprise was tendered Miss
£stie Leavenworth at her residence, No. 341
Congress street, Friday evening.
A delightful children’s party was given Tues
day evening last at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. D. C. Foote, it being the Stii birtnday of
their little daughter.
Last Monday evening the M. M. Club save a
▼erv pleasant party at the residence of Mrs. G.
fL Trumbull, No. 47G Marshfield avenue. Dane-’
t&s, to Fitzgerald’s music, was the principal en
joyment of tin* company.
A large company was entertained last Wednes
day evening by Miss brown, at the corner of In
diana avenue* and Eighteenth street.
The Langley Avenue Club met at the resi
dence of Mfs. Price, No. 38 Aidiuc square, last
Thursday euening.
Last evening the Ivy Social Club gave its
retmlar fortnightly party In Avenue Hall,
Last Thursday evening about forty couples of
the H. S. C. assembled at the residence of Mrs.
S. Crumb, No. 479 West Adams street, and
e pent a most delightful evening. The occasion
.the seventh party of the series.
The Englewood Congregational Society held a
fioaable at Use residence of Mr. E. D. Parker
•Thursday evening. Those who were present
Were pleasantly entertained by the genial host
mni hostess.
The beautiful parlors of the Cnity Club, an
Campbell avenue, were filled to their utmost
enjoyable capacity last Friday evening, on the
occasion of the seventh reception of that popu
lar organization. All present enjoyed them
selves thoroughly to the new and choice music
furnished lor ihe occasion by Pound’s Orchestra.
lue Dome Literary Society of Park avenue
gave a very enjoyable' entertainment to a large
audience Thursday evening last.
w A party was given at the residence of N. Gat
gert, Esq., last "Sunday evening, in, honor of the
-Ist birthday of his sou Abraham. ‘
On the same evening Mrs. H. Lehman gave a
sar5 arl T ; in honor of Uie 10th birthday of her
Bertha, on Indiana avenue.
»> ednesday evening the bazaar for the benefit
of the Union Catholic Library Association
opened under the most favorable auspices at the
Association’s rooms, on the comer of State and
Madison streets. A good crowd gathered early
In the evening, and the festivities, which were
begun without ceremony, continued until near
excellent orchestra furnished
S cveDln S. “nd sereral members
vL,, favored the attendants with
,Si Gct !? The bazaar is admirably
aiice” ** a ll Presents a fine appear-
Au Informal reception was triven bv Miss
Leonora Kothgcrber at her .home, No. 569 Cot
tage Grove avenue, Friday'evening, Feb. 1, to a
Ctl ?K e /-r e ' r i°* Siting members of the Sev
enth Cavalry. The programme consisted of
vocal and instrumental music, dancing, and
reading, and all voted the reception to be most
The Sans Ceremonie Club of Irving Park gave
Its semi-monthly sociable Thursday evening at
the residence of Mr, ami Airs. James E. Bruce.
The occasion was one of the most enjoyable of
the season. During the course of the enter
tainment the company was favored with some
choice musical selections by Mrs. Bruce, Mrs.
Calhoun, Mrs. Lornsdorf, and Miss Jennie
Mr. Clarence P. Dresser is soon to enlarge his
paper, The T'd’tors' 1 iw/e, to eight pages, forty
columns, and devote it almost entirely to liter
ature and South-Side society. It will also be
changed from a semi-monthly to a weekly.
One of. the most unsuccessful and enjoyable
masquerade parties of the season took place
Friday evening at the residence of Mr. Favorite,
corner of Vernon avenue and Thirty-fourth
street. About twenty-live couples were present,
and, with dancing, music, and the disposing of
a fine supper, the time was very agreeably
to all.
Thursday about twenty young ladies and gen
tlemen snent a merry evening at the residence
of Mr. Hodge, 157 Twenty-second street, in that
festive occupation known as ** candy-pull.”
A delightful 44 German ” was given under the
auspices of the Evanston Social Club Thursday
Last Wednesday evening, Miss Anna Wilson,
of No. 1*260 Prairie avcuue, gave a very select
44 musical ” in honor of Zeliua Mantez, who has
returned from a four years’ study of the violin
in Eurooe, finishing her course m Lelpsie.
Airs. P. C. Hanford gave a brilliant reception
last Friday afternoon, from 4 to G o’clock.
Miss Mamie Ivimbark gave an informal recep
tion Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Stiles, of Michigan ave
nue, cave a reception Friday night.
Afi elegant children’s party was given at Mar
tine’s West Side Academy yesterday afternoon,
Wednesday evening Mrs. Dr. Sawyer, No. 301
Ontario street, gave au elegant reception. •
Mrs. J. H. Prentiss, No. 353 North LaSalle
street, gave a ladies’ lunch party Thursday.
* Mrs. J. B, Lyon, No. 262 Michigan avenue, en
tertained a select company of friends in honor
of the first anniversary of the marriage of Mr.
and Mrs. Calvin Cobb, nee Lyon, last Friday
Our Own Club enjoyed a very successful
dancing party *at the Natatorium, Thursday
evening, about sixty-five members participating.
Mrs. W. M. Hoyt, No. 370 Dearborn avenue,
gave an elegant reception from 6 to 9 o’clock
Friday evening.
Mrs. W. B. Walker gave an elegant reception
Tuesday aiteruoou _and evening at her resi
dence, No. 666 Michigan avenue, to about 500
The Pctraeus Literary Club, of Lawndale,
gave a musical, literary, and sociable entertain
ment Wednesday evening at the residence of
Mrs. Porter. _
The invitations to the have been
given by Air. and Airs. Henry Waller next
Thursday evening have been recalled on ac
count of the death of Mrs. Waller’s mother.
The St. Paul’s Assembly gave the last party
of its series last Tuesday evening at the resi
dence of Mrs. Sawyer, No. 554 Indiana avenue.
The i£tna Social Club gave its third party at
Klare’s Hall Friday evening.
Mrs. T. Blackstdue gave a fine reception at
her residence. No. 252 Alichkran avenue, last
Thursday. 12 to 4 p, m.
The Neighborly Club gave its third reception
last Wednesday evening* at Campbell Hall.
The Occidental Club will give a masked cele
bration of St. Valentine’s Day at Marline’s West
Side Academy, on Friday evening next, which
promises to be a novel affair. His Grace St.
Valentine will be present, ana througo his
herald will prescribe the programme prior to
unmasking. Among the characters composing
the grand'proccsfeiou will be living royal, noble,
political, and literary characters, * historical
characters, roral, noble, political, and literary
major personifications of fiction, minor personi
fications of fiction, major miscellany, minor mis
cellany, dominoes, herald, pages, nis Grace St.
Valentine, pages.
The final party of the T. A. C. Club will be
held at the residence of Miss Mabel King, No.
512 West Lake street, Thursday evening.
The Queer Cluo will hold theta-next party at
the house of A. E. Clark, No, IbS Warren
avenue, Wednesday evening.
An amateur performance will be given in aid
of the Protestant Nursery and Half-Orphan
Asylum at Standard Hall on Thursday evening,
the 20th.
Rising Star Lodge, L O. F. S. of T., will give
a masquerade at Klare’s Hall this evening.
Company C, First Regiment Illinois National
Guards, will give a grand masquerade party
Thursday evening, Feb. 20, at the Armory.
This will be one of the largest and best masked
balls ever given in Chicago, and the manage
ment will use the utmost discretion in the dis
tribution of tickets, so that it caunot be other
than select.
At the Transit House Friday evening, Feb. 21,
the Transit House Club will give a grand Wash
ington’s Birthday party. The parties previously
given by tills Cluo have uniformly been a suc
cess, and they promise that the present one
shall eclipse all previous efforts. The officers
of the Club are D. D. Hcnnion, President; S.
Cozzens,treasurer; and John De Forest, Sec
retary. James H. Platte will be Master of
Lady Washington Chapter, No. 2S, O. E. T.,
will give another sociable with a hop at the hall
Nos. 220 and 223 South Halsted street, Tuesday
The Addisonian Literary Society will give the
fifth of its series of literary and musical enter
tainments next Friday evening in their new
quarters, in the temple of the K. A, M. congre
gation, corner Indiana avenue and Twenty-sixth
The fifth and last Masonic reception of the
Oriental Consistory will take place Thursday
evening, tlie 20tb, and will De the “ uniform ”
party of the series, the members o£ the Order
appearing in regalia.
The fifth annual reception and dansantc of
Chicago Commandery, No. 19, Knights Tem
plar, will take place, according to previous an
nouncement, next Friday night at the Tremont
House, it is anticipated that this will be a
“ swell ” affair.
The Cheerful Club, of Morgan Park, will
give an entertainment at the Public Hall next
Saturday night, St. Valentine will be invoked,
and refreshments served, and during the even
ing the Club will present some of their most
successful pieces. The proceeds go to the Dis-
trict School.
The next entertainment of Lorley Musical
and Dramatic Club will be held at the residence
of F. Ziegsfeld, Esq., No. 44 Loomis street, on
Wednesday evening.
The preparations for the Fair to be given on
March 2 for the benefit of the Free Sons’ Cem-
etery Association at Dhiich’s Hall are rapidly
progressing. The Fair will close on the 9th with
a grand Purim ball.
The iadv friends of the Garden City Pleasure
Club will'give a Martha Washington party at
Maskell Hall Saturday evening, the 22d.
The last reception of the Jolly Club will be
given Friday evening next at Ousley’s Hall.
The seventh reception of the Utalpa Social
Club will be held at the residence of Miss Edith
Pease, 373 Park avenue, Friday evening, Feb. 14.
The Englewood Hose Company give their fifth
annual party at Tillotson’s Hall Wednesday
evening next. Everybody is expected to wear
The first of a scries of three entertainments,
under the auspices of the Bryant Literary and
Historical Society, will be given at the Central
Baptist Church. Orchard street, between
Centre and Sophia, to-morrow evening. Miss
Emma Baker, of the Madrigal Club, and Mr.
G. B. Godin will have two numbers on the
programme, which is a good one, and will be
thoroughly cirjovable.
The Ladies’ Aid Society will give a Valentine
party next Tnursday evening at their rooms in
the Second Christian Church, on Oakley avenue,
between Adams and Jackson streets.
The second reception of f .he fourth series of
the .Nonpareil Club will take place Wednesday
evening next, at Brand’s Hail, North Clark
The sixth complimentary reception of the
Acme Pleasure Club will be beid Friday even
ing, Feb. 21, at drum's Academy.
Mrs. Caot, Nasnotan, Wis.. is visiting
Mrs. Gen. Chetia:n,on Oak street, and her niece,
Mrs, Charles W. Parker, of No. 97 Centre ave
Mr. and Mrs. John Marder started for Florida
last Wednesday.i ;
Miss Virginia K. the West Divis
ion, bos gone to Lincoln, Neb., to remain sev
eral months.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Kellogg and their daugh
ter. Miss Josie, left the city Friday - tor Florida,
to be gone some montui, ji
Miss Emma A. has been visiting
Miss Nellie Hodges for Uje past,two weeks, left
for her home in fond'du LuC, 1 Wis., Tuesday
morning. "• -*• ±
Miss Nellie Leach has returned-after a visit
of several weeks m Ohio.
Mrs. M. A. Estey aud Miss Florence will
spend the rest of this winter in Kansas. «
Miss Dillon, daughter of Judge Dillon, of'
Davenport, la., is visiting Mrs. William J. Bry
son. at No. 405 Michigan avenue.
Mrs. Murray, of Englewood, started for Texas
Friday. She goes to take care of her son, Mr.
Tom Murray, who preceded her some weeks,
and is now quite ill.
Miss Alaj* Walton, who has been on a visit to
her sister, Mrs. Frank Foster, of Englewood,
has returned to her home in Mount Joy, Pa.
Huroer's Bazar,
The new woolens have what is called by mer
chants the ’* lianncl finish.” meaning a woolly
surface, without lustre, and very soft. These
come in plain cdlors or in narrow stripes of two
tones of a color, or else in the loose basket
weaving. The colors are moss, beige brown,
gray, and black. A new camel’s hair fabric is
shown without twills and with flannel finish;
it is of lighter weight than any before shown,
and is as thin as bunting or as grenadine; it is
most largely imported in beige brown and black.
The gray woolens look prettiest in odd armuro
designs, or in stripes a fourth of in inch wide
of two clear shades of a French gray. The
standard de bege is imported in gray, olive,
moss, beige, and navy-blue. Low-priced wool
en mixtures for the million have tiny thread
stripes and checks, or zigzag effects of two
shades, such as cream with brown, or else in
contrast, as gray with red. Checked effects are
given in the weaving rather than in the color
ing; stripes will be preferred to ebccks, or at
least they have been more largely imported.
Few plaids are shown, but there are many cross
barred patterns.
The lustre of satin is so popular at present
that it has been (riven to cotton goods, and the
novelty for spring wash-dresses will be satteens,
finely twilled, yet soft and flexible, and with a
genuine doss like the lustre of satin. Whether
this satin finish will survive washing remains to
he seen, out the pretty patters are said to be
fast; they are small flowers in exquisite colors,
beautifully grouped, as if designed by artists.
Tbe'grounds are sky-blue, cream, French grav,
brown, or white, and there are striped grounds
of two contrasting colors—rose with blue, gray
with pink, cream with blue. These are to form
gay Pompadour over-dress with striped vests
and plain-colored skirts. Among the best sat
teens are stripes of two shades of pray or of
ecru, with a border of dark cardinal red strewn
with palm leaves.
French and English calicoes, lawns, and or
gandies have small figures and South Kensing
ton designs of flowers, vines, or branches on
pale-blue, gray, drab, or cream grounds. Others
have stripes of two colors on white, or small
palm-leaves, rose-buds, or ragged-sailors, on
dark olive, old gold, or blue ground, with dado
like borders. The flowers or vines are massed
closely together for the border, and strewn
about in artistic disorder over the breadth of the
goods. The borders are two and a half or three
inches wide, and so many yards of bordering are
required to trim a dress that a '‘double border ”
is furnished by having a stripe of it down each
selvedge, instead of only on one selvedge, as
was formerly done. Jibe lawns will cost from
25 cents to 40 cents a yard. Calicoes of solid
colors, warranted to wash, are supplied in pale
or dark blue, Turkey red, brown, and dark
green, to complete costumes that are partly
figured and partly striped.
The polka-dotted percales of soft finish are
the most “Freuchy’’-looking fabrics, and are
readily mistaken for foulards; these arc pro
vided with a border of six narrow stripes along
the selvedge. There are cool cream-colored
grounds dotted with cardinal red, brown, or
blue, with striped borders the color of the dots;
and there are dark olive, blue, or green grounds
with white dots and stripes. Sometimes there
are squares made up of dots, or a bar of color,
on the white or cream ground, or else the
ground is dark and the figures light, while the
borders have palms and arabesques, and other
Eastern figures.
Linens for shirtings and for waists for girls
and boys have white grounds with small horse
shoes of two colors, or linked circles, zigzag
figures, bars, and dashes.
The first new dresses shown Tor spring have
basques and coats with vests, overskirts, and
lower skirts that cling to the figure in front
and on the sides, and are very simply trimmed
around the bottom with one or two pleated
flounces. They are made of the satteens and
lawns just described, with borders, and are very
fancifully made witn two or three different
kinds of goodsjn a single dress. For instance,
a gay little dress of cotton sattcen has a demi
trained skirt of sky blue, with a long aprou
overskirt of the same, much wrinkled across the
front, and edged at the bottom with a broad
band of blue and white striped sattcen,—the
stripes perpendicular instead of bias, —and be
low this is gathered white Russian lace. The
vest is of the striped stuff, and so much of it
is visible that it really becomes the basque
of the suit; a jabot of lace U down the whole
front of the vest. Above all this is a tiny coat
of cream and blue and red flowered sattcen,
sloped away from the top of the darts very far
on the sides. Every detail of an elaborate’cos
tume is carried out in these simple fabrics. The
coat is piped with blue, and has a striped ro
vers coliar, and down the back of the overskirt
are draperies made of the flowered and striped
A simpler percale ■ dress has a short, round
skirt of solid green percale, with a pleated
flounce, on which is sewed a border in white fig
ures. The curtain overskirt is figured and
trimmed with a border. The waist is a basque
of the plain green, with a vest and sleeves of
the figured percale; a border edges the vest,
and the figured sleeves have pointed cufe of the
plain goods, with a border below that passes
around the wrists. Still another percale of
plain brown with some figured percale has a
double-breasted basque of the figured goods,
with an extra polka basque attached below the
waist line,—a pretty and most becoming fashion.
The overskirt Is long and round, and the plain
short round skirt has two flounces laid in large
shallow pleats.
Kew York Past.
Fancy camel’s hair will be worn for spring
suits in light tints thickly covered with differ
ent designs.
One of the most beautiful dresses recently
seen in Europe was of rose-leaf satin with a
tunic of English point lace draped across the
front with garlands of “ oeillets ” and heather.
Light summer silks, which will be much em
ployed for street suits, have chinchilla stripes,
or narrow clouded chine stripes set close to
gether on brown, cardinal, garnet, blue, aud
other colored grounds.
The Prince of Wales has set the fashion in
Paris of wearing a large pin or medallion in the
front of the dress shirt for fail dress. The
French fashion critics arc begging for a return
to the old fashion of wearing three buttons.
White cravats are “a !a Camargo; they are of
white India mull or Bishon’s lawn, the edges
plaited with falls of old lace or Breton lace;
they are tied and worn very large. When knot
ted and allowed to Pang down they are called
“Stciukcrques,” from a fashion of the same
Dresses for dancing are made extremely short
in front; some reforms have also taken place
since the beginning of the winter in the matter
of trains; they are very inconvenient tor
dancers, and are therefore much curtailed, and
in some instances done away with altogether,
and a “Directoire ” dress is the result;
Embroideries of fine jet are still very much
used; long vests reaching to the knees glisten
with fine cut-beads in closely-worked designs;
Mme. Nilsson recently appeared with a black
dress thickly covered with blue jet, the sleeves
of tulle also embroidered to match. Many
black dresses for evemugs of silk or velvet have
tulle sleeves covered with embroidery of line
jet beads.
Some of the new fans arc of transparent
gauze or crepe; on this is painted a female figure
wrapped in draperies, which seems to be stand
ing in the midst of a snow-storm. The snow
flakes are made of fine particles of ostrich
feathers or marabot, which arc put on between
the two thicknesses of the gauze. The sticks
are of mother-of-pearl carved to represent frost
Bouquets for the evening of real or artificial
flowers are much worn on the left shoulder if
the dress is low; if ;t is high they are worn on
the left side of the waist at the belt. Square
nock dresses have a bouquet on the right side
very high upf and with a low square dress with
short sleeves two Utile curled ostrich tips are
often worn in place of a bouquet, with a jewel
ed pin to fasten them on.
The little red silk handkerchief turbans which
are now fashionably jounieviug around the
world, were first started in Baris last spring, the
Princess of Wales havingappeared in one' at a
Paris fete; they were immediately adopted in
Paris. This laar is said to have perfect taste,
and she now sets the fashions for both Lon
don and Paris, In the absence of any high au
thority iu Paris, such as the Empress Eugenie
used to be. • *-
There is *an increasing tendency toward the
fashion of,wearing small hoop-skirts; they are
almost 'imperceptible, but they are worn by
ladies who wish to keep the short walking-dresses
from touching the feet. In Paris there is a regu
lar adoption of tournnres, which are worn to
give breadth to the back of the dress and to sud-
port the habit-backs of coats, and they also form
an important part of the support and under
decoration of a train, which requires a “ bamy
euse ” and flounces of some dimensions to
make it take the right shape.
Clinering dresses slowly hut surelv
out of fashion; tied-back dresses have entirely
become things of the past. They have recently
earned a bad name from the fact that investiga
tion has proved that many of the women
drowned at the wreck of the Princess Alice owed
their titter inability to help themselves, or to
sustain themselves when help was given them,
to the fact of their beine incumbered with lie
tight-clinging skirts, which held them down.
“Handsome as a Caucasian girl,” is the
highest tribute which a Turk can pay to female
White cashmere, of the exquisite cream shade,
combined with faille, is much used in evening
dresses for young ladies.
A stylish couple East had go many friends
that they could not make their wedding-cake
go round, so they had it photographed and
sent pictures of it to all their frieuds; which
was considered anything but tasty.
Ladies desirous of purchasing a first-class up
right piano should call'at the manufactory of
Mr. Gerold, Wabash avenue. His instruments
are highly recommended by such artists as
Mine. Gerster, Minnie Hank, and Arditi, of Her
-Majesty’s opera troupe: also by many first
class m usicians of this city, who have purchased
these intruments.
Napoleon’s china, plate, and table-linen,
bearing the initials “N. E.,” are to be sold at
auction in Paris. The possessions of Pius IX.
are being disposed of In three chambers at the
Vatican, under the direction of .Mgr. Pericoli.
Nearly all the purchasers arc women, most of
them foreigners, and a large proportion of them
are heretics.
Many ladies have, in the nast two weeks, pur
chased from the accumulation of fine custom
made shoes, at low prices, at P. Keller’s, Mon
roe street, opposite Palmer House. A small
supply of those excellent shoes still remain.
A good point is very tersely nut in a magazine
article where it is said that “ The American is
not so solicitous to lire within his income as he
is to raise his income to the level of his extrava
For once rumor is true. The Chicago Carpet
Company, now at 233 State street, will remove,
about March 1, to Wabash avenue, and, until
then, slaughter prices in carpets, furniture, and
wall-paper, to save movi.g them.
Friends are discovered rather than made; they
arc people who are in their own nature friends,
only they don't know each other; but certain
things, like poetry, music, and paintings are like
the Freemason’s sign—they reveal the initiated
to each other.
A beautiful display of tasteful and elegant
valentines is made by C. K. Blackall, No. 71
Randolph street. It will pay to examine his as
“ Vinaigrettes ” are, though not a new fancy,
sufficiently novel to claim description in their
present form. They are Huy flasks an inch or
two inches long, with glass within aud gold
without. The exterior is inernsted with email
stones or perfectly plain gold with a crest
“ Art receptions,” displaying all new spring
patterns in art, paper-hangings, and house-dec
orations, held daily from Ba. m. to 6p. m., at
Hiiger's, -Vo. 20( Wabash avenue.
A Boston man, who has tried it, says: ,l The
minuet, as it is presented at .Music-Hall, isn’tso
very hard. Any awfully lazy person, who knows
the'figures of the Lancers, can do it.”
Talk of hard times—F. B. Salmon, 73 State
street, sold on Saturday KM dozen bananas at
$1 per dozen, and forty-siven dozen Indian
Kiver oranges at same price. Good goods will
The Marquis of Lome shakes hands heartily
and makes himself extremely agreeable to his
visitors. The Princess goes about doing her
own shopping, and, it is said, dresses so plainly
that she has met with some Impertinence from
the. tradespeople who did not recognize Royalty
in that simple guise.
Art-lovers are ; delighted with the popular
heiiotyue engravings shown by Mr. Robins,' now
located at Cobb’s Library, 173 Wabash avenue.
The man who farms his brains to Their full
extent year after year, and does not believe in
occasional fallowings, will findatlast that brains,
like laud, will mu out.
No man who loves his wife will neglect invit
ing her to visit the Wakefield Rattan Co.'s store,
231 State street. It costa nothing to look.
Miss Harriot Hosmer is comolimentcd by the
World of Loudon as the greatest of the few fe
male sculptors the world "has ever seen, and one
of flic very few among these who have produced
stiong work and not mere pretiinesses.
We assure onr readers that the great sale of
mirrors, engravings, oil and water-color paint
ings, spoken of elsewhere, is a bona fide affair.
A Nevada woman scolded her Chinese servant
for not properly cleaning a fish, and, going into
the kitchen soon alter, found him energetically
washing it with brown soap.
“ No place like home ” when von have one of
Akam’s sls billiard tables. 23 Fast Adams.
Silence, and a stiff, unbending reserve, are
essentially selfish and vulgar. The generous
and polite man lias a pleasant recognition and
cheerful words for all he meets. He scatters
sunbeams wherever be goes.
Hair-dressing in most artistic styles at Mrs.
Ailing’s, 125 State street. Room 3..
The “Ouch locket,” a new caprice of fashion,
is a trinket from which the Jewel appears to
have been lost. The word “ ouch ” signifies, in
art parlance, that socket or “collet” in which
the ornamental stone is set.
The choicest, most elegant, and largest as
sortment of valentines, ranging in price from
five cents to SlO, at Stott’s, 15$ State.
. The butterfly dress, which came out last
spring, and was effectively appropriated in “the
butterfly dance ” of the Children’s Carnival, is
among the pets In fancy costumes of this season
for little giris.
We told Brink fifteen years ago that cheap
and prompt expressing would win.
Mrs. Hayes is said to lake an unfailing inter
est in brides. “Why,” she is quoted as exclaim
ing, “I never in all my life put together so many
brides as I have during my shot l occupancy of
the White House, and each new one is lust as
great an object of tender interest as the last
Mr. Ezkicl, the Hebrew sculptor, has made a
bust of Christ which is said to be beautiful and
impressive. The face is strictly Jewish in type
and full of spritual expression.
Exquisite new styles in framing at Lovejoy’s.
Celebrities and views. SS State street.
Bayard Taylor’s letters from distinguished
men fill fifteen packing boxes, and are stored
away at Ccdarcroft, his country place.
The Alsatian women always wear a narrow
band of gold in the centre of the large bows that
compose part of the head-dress.
A National Colonization Conference has been
called by St. Patrick’s Society of Chicago to
assemble in the Grand Pacific Hotel, this city,
at 12 o’clock noon St. Patrick’s Day. The call
receives the hearty concurrence and approbation
of the leading organizations devoted to the in
terests of .Irish colonization, several of the
prominent Catholic Bishops of the West; the
Rev. Theo Ambrose Butler, President of the
National Board of Colonization; Mr. Dillon
O’Brien, and others prominently identified with
the cause. The objects of the 'conference are,
briefly, to advise as to the best and most elli
cient means to promote and encourage immi
gration to the lands in localities which will as
sure nr Irish settlers religious and educational
advantages among those of their own laith and
kindred, and at the same time an ample
reward for their toil and industry;
to organize central bureaus or bUiees in
the principal cities for the purpose of furnishing
information to immigrants and colonists, guid
ing and assisting them to their destination, pro
tecting them from imposition, and guarding
them against the wiles of sharpers and unscru
pulous land-speculators; to form, it possible, a
national association to systematize and direct
Catholic immigration; and, in short, to ena
ble the poorer classes among the Irish to become
owners and cultivators of the land and acquire
comfortable homes in the inviting agricultural
districts of the West and South. Such an asso
ciation, it is believed, would form a powerful
auxiliary to the cause of Irish coloniza
tion. The conference will be composed
of accredited representatives from the dif
ferent colonization societies in the United
Stales, the number of representatives to be
fixed bv those societies, and the'question as to a
basis of representation, should it arise, to bo
left to the assembled wisdom of the confer
ence. The call states that the assembly will be
in the Interest of no one section or narticular
scheme of colonization, and that it is called in
the conviction that its labors will be, directed
impartially for the good of the people'and the
benefit of every deserving colony withorft dis
crimination. Where no societies exist, it is sug
gested that the Bishop of the diocese, or dis
trict, appoint delegates, and that notification of
all apuointments of delegates be sent to W. J.
Onahan, President of St. Patrick’s, prior to the
meeting of the conference.
The license receipts were §2OO.
The scrip clerk paid out $1,200.
Not a case of scarlet fever was reported to
the Health Department.
There were 155 deaths last week, about the
same as in the previous one.
The Town Collectors have turned in thus far
this month $89,275 in scrip, and the Treasurer
has redeemed $6,312 of the $35,000 called in.
A final estimate for $6,194 was issued bv the
Department of Public Works to the Keystone
Bridge Company for work done on the Eigh
teenth street viaduct.
The Finance Committee did not concur in the
Comptroller’s idea of givine the City Treasurer
a salary of $5,000 and paying the expenses of
his oilice, and struck out the item.
The Treasurer’s receipts were: South Town
Collector Ayres, §19.814; North Town Collector
Miller, §1,227; water otlice, §5,803; Comptroller,
$97. Total, $20,942. He paid out §3,000.
The Department of Public Works will adver
tise Monday for proposals for the construction
of an eugiuc-house, chimney, etc., for the ma
chinery at the east end of the Fullerton avenue
For the first time in the history of the city,
the Treasurer has something else to do besides
sitting in a chair and watching the safe. The
scrip has to be checked oil when it comes in,
and calling off numbers aud amounts now ab
sorbs the Treasurer’s time.
There is to be more of the Callaghan case to
W, A. Devine, the milk-contractor, leaves for
Ireland this evening, and will be absent about
three months. He goes in quest of bcaitb.
Judge Williams arraigned fifty prisoners yes
terday afternoon, all ot whom were charged
with minor offenses. They were the usually
innocent crowd, if their word is to be taken for
it, and were all remanded.
James W. Morse, of Kane County, made a
voluntary assignment in the County Court yes
terday, aud D. C. Adams was appointed As
signee. His assets are put at §1,129, the most
ot which he claims as exempt.
In the Criminal Court yesterday the jury in
the ease of Peter Campbell, who was tried Fri-
day for larceny, was found to be unable to agree
after Being out all night, and was discharged at
2 o’clock. Tim Moore and Edward Mulligan
were found guilty of larceny and given three
aud a half years each in the Penitentiary.
A gentleman came all the way from the Vil
lage'of Niles Centre yesterday to ascertain
whether a license had been issued to Farmer
Harms to keep a dram-shop. When he found
that none had been issued, he narrated how the
Farmer was running a groggery and keeping
everybody drunk, and as he left he said he
would make it hot for the old gentleman as
soon as he got home.
The Committee on Jail and Jail Accounts had
a lengthy session yesterday alternoon consider
ing the claim of ex-Shcrift Kern and two of his
asiistants for work done after Dec. 1 in closing
up the Sheriff’s accounts, etc. .Mr. Kern was
represented by an attorney, and the discussion
partook of a legal character, while the assistants
were represented by Frank Cunningham, who
based his claim upon the ground of equity and
right between the county and himself. The re
sult of the wrangle was the claims of Cunning
ham and Garrick were allowed, and Mr. Kern
requested to turn whatever funds he had be
longing to the county at once. The Committee
didhot decide that Kern had no claim in justice,
but from the ambiguity of the statutes on the
subject it could do nothing else than it did.
They expect Kem to refuse .to turn over the
money ($1,023), and the question will then go to
the courts to l test whether or not a Sheriff can
be paid for the necessary services performed in
settling up bis business after the expiration of
his term of office.
The decision of Judge Williams in the Clark-
St. Peter case, to the effect that a person
answering a summons to appear as a jnror was
entitled to pay for one day’s service, whether he
served or not, and which the Clerk of the
Criminal Court Is acting upon, promises to add
materially to the expense of the Criminal Court.
If t hey are entitled to pay in this ease they are
entitled to it in all cases, and if in this court, in
ail courts, so there is no estimating where the
cinense will stop. A majority of the Judges arc
understood to differ from Judge Williams in
his ruling, and under the circumstances it
wonid seem tiie part of discretion on the part
of the Clerk of the Criminal Court to go slow.
There is not less than $30,000 a year to the
county involved in the question, and, since the
Judges disagree, it would not be bad oolicy on
the part of those whose duty it is to issue jurors’
certificates in the several courts to err, if at all,
on the side of public economy, and to refuse to
issue certificates until compelled to by man
damus or other process.
The Republican members of the County
Board held a caucus yesterday morning to se
lect names lor the engineers to he elected to-
They selected the committee-room for
tlie purpose, and had a quiet time, excluding
reporters and everybody else. All were present
except Messrs. Scnne and Spofford, and har
mony is said to hare prevailed, although some
o£ the caucusers were afterward caucusing with
the other side of the house. The result of the
very private meeting was that it was resolved to
dismiss all of the engineers now employed by
the county, and to appoint Edward McDonald
for the Hospital, a Mr. Schmidt for the Insane
Asylum, and a Mr. Rutland, from the country,
for the Jail and Criminal Court Building. The
first-named is understood to have been
suggested by Mr. Coburn, the second by
Mr. Boese, and the third by Mr., Wood.
It remains to he seen whether they will
be elected or not. Better laid plans have been
defeated hetore, and since some of the engi
neers whom it is proposed to remove have some
warm friends in the Board, and some of the
members of the caucus are decidedly unrciiaule,
it would he unsafe to wager a pinch' of snuif on
the result.
Collector Harvey returned from Springfield
Friday night. He repots everything lovely at
the State Capital.
The internal revenue receipts yesterday were
819,142. Whisky contributed $16,733; cigars,
$2,190; beer, 8160.
The Sub-Treason' disbursements yesterday
aggregated 8(17,000. The subscriptions to the 4
per cents looted up $4,500.
Mr. Boals, of the District Attorney’s office,
has gone to Peoria in search of a new hat. By
actual measurement it is fonnd that the bat
blocks in this city are tuo small.
Owen Coyne, of 64 Desplaincs street, and
James Heldenfelt, doing business on West Ran
dolph, near Canal street, were before Commis
sioner Uoyne yesterday afternoon charged with
selling liquor and cigars without a license. Both
were held till to-morrow in SSOO bail.
Another Custom-House investigation is immi
nent. It is stated that the contractors hav
ing the matter in charge are vigorously engaged
in nutting in the concrete floors, without mak
ing any allowance for the plumbers’ and gas
fitters’ work. When (he latter comes to be
placed in position the floors will have to be
ripped up; at an extra expense. Gen. Mc-
Dowell, tiie architect in charge, has protested
to the Washington headquarters, but in vain.
Everybody seems to be getting a grab at the
Treasury, and why not the Custom-House con
tractors f v
Before Justice Foote yesterday on changes of
venue from the Police Court were George S.
Poppers and Andrew Andrews, charged with
doing a pawnbroking business without licenses.
They got continuances till Feb. 15. Annie
Meyers, charged witn allowing minors to play
pool in her saloon, was continued till the same
Thomas W. Davis was before Justice Sheridan
yesterday Miarged with perjury in s wearing that
John Schaefer, the complainant, bad stolen a
horse from him. The ease nas dismissed be
cause of an informality’ iu the complaint, and
Davis was immediately rearrested unon a fresh
warrant, and. the ease was continued till Tues
day. .
Edward Curtis, colored, last evening kicked
in the panel of a door leading to the apartment?
of Richard Bross, m the second story of No; 545
Clark street,'lind then snowed fight to Bross amt
an old colored man of 77 years, named Jim
Bradshaw. ' Bross ' stood his abuse for
awhile; and fearing that Curtis with about
to do something desperate; he-assaiilted him’id
quick succession with file panel dp ihe'door
which'he bad broken ili, aijillelferyand an iron
kettle, la wniefi' some “cabbage wear' cdoting,
breaking these and several oilier articles over
his head, and inflicting injuries which
would prove serious were the sub
ject other ' than a negro. Curtis’
was sentenced to the penitentiary for five Tears
i^ 0 for cutting Brass across the
b be only served one year ot his sen-
Vf;, Sin J-e that date he has several times as
hn«“ n thrca i en . e<i Bro 3 iU,d has bcen six
times bound over to keep the peace. Both were
arrested, and locked up at the Armorr.
Detective Gallagher last evening arrested the
notorious horse-thief Paddy Moore, who is
charged with stealing a horse from the stable
°t "O"? Dunn, corner ot Grand avenue
and Ohio street, last Thursday night. The horse
was found at Ames’ distillery, near the Cly
bouru avenue bridge, iu the possession of one
Patrick Riley.
Ladies who have recently lost pocketbooks
and other articles through the manipulations
ot pickpockets on the street may find tidings
of their property from Cant. Gund, who has
several pocketbooks taken from thieves, includ
ing a red velvet one with the name “ (da ” on
silver nlate, which was found upon an old woman
arrested for disorderly conduct last night.
The owner of a building on Monroe street
between Clark and Dearborn streets is disgusted
with the uses to which Gus Anderson. has put
the place, in converting it into a concert saloon
where disreputable characters go. Either not
caring or not being able to eject the proprietor,
Dr. Ray on behalf of the owner last evening
caused the arrest of seven female and two male
patronizers of the place.
At 0:30 last evening George W. Smith, ot No.
365 Marshfield avenue, was knocked down bv
two young highwaymen iu front of
No. 441 West Fifteenth street, but
on the approach' of some citizens
they ran away without securing anything. He
received three severe scalp wounds, inflicted or
some dull and heavy weapon, but Dr. Hobbs,
who attended him, docs not consider the in
juries serious.
Justice Scully yesterday held Edward Laflin
and John Kennedy to the Criminal Court in
bonds of SI,OOO each for the burglary of Rus
sell’s planing-mill, No. 83 Fuiton strceL John
Steiner saw the men while they were in the
mill, and a SIOO bill found on the person of one
ot them was clearly identified as part ot the
Sl5O of which the cash-drawer was rilled. Ed.
Conners, who was arrested for haying a band in
the job, was discharged.
Albert Grundies, J. F. Farley, and John Jic-
Auley, the men whom Justice Morrison caused
to be arrested upon a charge of harboring, con
cealing, aud maintaining one Owen Connolly,
wanted in the Criminal Court, were before Jus
tice Salisbury yesterday afternoon for examina
tion. Justice .Morrison stated that he had been
informed by the State’s Attorney that an indict
ment could be made to stick against them. He
therefore took a nolle pros., and the men de
The assault case in which Albert B. Ellitborpc
appears as complainant against two boys named
Lynch, as noticed in yesterday’s paper, was be
fore Justice Scully on a change of venue from
Justice Matson, and was, after a partial hear
ing, continued till next Baturdav afternoon.
Ellithorpe swore ■ that he was waylaid
and assaulted with a deadly weapon (he cer
tainly got a very bad eye somewhere), and the
Lynch boys swear that Ellitborpc first assaulted
them, and that oue of them struck him with his
Arrests: Susan Brownsou, accused of theft
of a small amount ot sliver coin from Mary
Bigler; Mary Brown and. Delia Jones, accused
of stealing 56 from Cora Stevens, an inmate of
the Bryant Block; Billie Sitzman, 12 vears of
age, caught smashing a window in McMillan’s
book store, No. 101 Randolph street, and steal
ing $4 worth of goods from within;
William Mpseiy, alias Fletcher, intimidating
Mary Lesowitsch for swearing that he and two
others stole her watch and chain; William Tav
lor, a shrewd colored man who had frequently
been arrested for collecting money for St, Paul’s
(colored) Church, at the corner of Van Buren
street and Fourth avenue, which church is not
in existence; Patrick Dalton, assault with a
deadly weapon upon Michael Burton, of No. SB
Wesson street.
Justice Morrison; James Mahonev, Willie
O'Brien, John McDonald, and William Rudd,
burglary of 530 worth of goods from the saloon
of W. Seglcr, No. S West Lake street, SI,COJ
each to the Criminal Court, and SSOO additional
for the attempted burglarv of the hard
ware store of Hodge «& Homer, No.
47 Randolph street; Louis Marrce. larceny
of a watch from P. B. Meehan, of No. 32S West
Twelfth street, SI,OOO to the 10th; Albert Bro
gen, larcenyola bottle of bay-rum and another
of cologne from Ciacius’ drug-store, sls fine;
James Lahey, sneak thief, SIOO fine; Edward
Han, larceny as bailee from S. Klein, SSOO to
the 17th; William Kirch off, shooting his
brother, “Baron” Miller, S3OO to the 17th;
Jacob Gastel, whose saloon contains an orches
trion and a pedestrian, and who was prosecuted
by A. Payton, of the Temperance League, dis
charged, as an orchestrion is not a concert, and
the ordinance prohibits only saloons with con
certs and exhibitions. James Mangan, Edward
Browning, Pat O’Neil, and Thomas Holden were
charged with the burglaryof $73 worth of silver
ware from the residence of Joseph Koche, No.
2SS Superior street, on the Uth of Jast Novem
ber. Holden manifested signs of squealing,
and was earnestly begged by his aged mother to
tell all, but he went back on his promises and
kept his own counsel. He, however, exonerat
ed Browning. The three were held in sl,oUi) to
the Criminal Court. Justice Summenield:
Joseph Habercorn and Fred Hock, larceny of a
horse and buggy from George Mansur, S4OO
each to the Criminal Court; Mary Jane Keue
fick, larceny oi money and a gold watch from J.
J. Crowley, S4OO to the Criminal Court;
Adam Bcnafruth, John Meyer, Joseph and
Hubert Sapp, larceny of barrel-heads from
tiie cooper-shop of J. Cardioux, S4OO each to the
Criminal Court; Cyrille Bitladoux, burglar,
SI,OOO to the 11th; John Haley and \V. H.
Clark, youthful vagrants, SSO fine; Thomas
Coleman, larceny of a copper kettle from E.
Lieberman, SSOO to the Criminal Court; John
O’Hara, 9 years of age, and a till-tapper, dis
charged because of bis youth.
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/The rule* against Grand Jurors Schmidt and
Richardson, entered a week ago, to show cause
why they should not be punished for contempt,
was returnable before Judge Williams in the
Criminal Court yesterday morning, and, after a
burglary trial bad been completed, was taken
up, formal pleadings being waived.
. Mr. Childs appeared for Richardson, and
Sphmidt for himself.
It was admitted that they were drawn as
Grand Jurors at the last term, and acted as
was called by Staie’s-Attorney Mills, and told
his story. He appeared as prosecuting witness
before a Magistrate against Mr. Crafts for libel,
the defendant waiving an examination. The
case came up before the Grand Jury. He knew
Schmidt and Richardson, the latter since a
week ago last Tuesday, when be saw him in the
Grand Jury room. The next day Richardson
came to his place on Wabash avenue, about 5
o’clock in the afternoon, and asked to see him
privately. They went into a room, and Rich
ardson a&kcd him if he cored about getting
Crafts ilulictcd. Baum told him the
present Grand Jury had not returned an indict
ment, and the case would probably be brought
up before the next one. Richardson said the
case was not disposed of. w We just postponed
it for a week Or so; and if you care much about
it, it can be UxVd so that you can get an indict
ment against him.” Bauin asked how he would
do it, and Richardson replied: Von know well
enough how those eases nave to be fixed up. If
you put up bomc hioncv in McDonald’s Store, it
cun be fixed Richardson said further
that it took twelve,-and that it would be worth
81,000 advertising it be could get *• that man ”
indicted. Schmidt spoken to him (Baum)
aoout it, and If no uiflfctment was found he
would get his moneyg.baek. .No sum was
.mentioned that he 'was to put up.
Baum told him he vmmldn’t like to do
it. Richardson said, ‘‘That is the only way vou
can succeed in getting Ad undictmcnt.” This
hud-befn done in several other cases, Richard
son .mentioning (ireeneboumls case, and one
from the country.' Baum tola him again he
wouldn’t like to do it, and Richardson said,
•‘All right.” Leaving the room, Baum asked
Richardson to have a cigar, which be took, and
then be went away. As to Schmidt, Baum met
him on State street, near Eldridge court, the
day he was before the Grand Jury. Schmidt
was with another person, and said he would go
with liim (Baum). They went to the Pavilion,
and had a drink, and Schmidt said,
“ Let’s sit down.” He said his (Baum’s)
case was not disnosed of, bat had been post
poned about a week, and they would very likely
take it up again. Schmidt said he was in favor
of it, but some others were against it, and
wouldn’t find an indictment. Be made no in
timation about monev.
On cross-examination, Baum said Richardson
had not asked him in the Grand Jury room if
he (Baum) kept a load house. He did not keep
a house of assignation.
here arose and admitted that he met Baum on
State street, but said Baum asked him to sro
to his place. He had told Baum if he wanted
to advertise himself he should do It through the
newspapers,—that the Grand Jury was not a
medium of advertising*
This Baum deuied.
Schmidt—Who paid for the drinks at jour
Baum—l think nobody did. I asked you.
Baum’s barkeeper, testified that he saw Rich
ardson when he called, ami also Schmidt, who
came in twice ami asked for Baum after they
rll keen ki the saloon together,
\r S i l * l6 05150 the prosecution.
31 r. Childs stated that the « theory»» of the
defense was tliat it was a case of mistaken ident
ity. lie bad some affidavits which he would
The Court wanted to see the oartiea.
E. p. haven
was sworn. He haa known Richardson eight or
pine years, and bad never heard anything against
mm. Ue had s.en him that Wednesday about
5 o’clock at his (witness’) place ot business,
corner of Sooth Water ami Clark eireets-ihJ
store of G. Goodrich & Co. Richardson called
lor his letters, he haring the privilege o£ havin'*-
them sent there, and remained ten or tiftceu
minutes. Ue saw something in the newspapers
about the matter, and lelt an interest in it,
knowing Richardson, and began to thins ot the
time he_ had seen him, and be satisfied himseil
it was Wednesday, because Thursday night he
bought a hog and went home with it.
On cross-examination, .Air. Jliaven said bo
simply guessed at the hour, having no watch.
Air. E. W. Eldred, who had known Richard
son twelve or fourteen years, had never heard
much said about him, but had heard him spoken
ot as a reliable man, and he always considered
him an honorable, smart business man.
then took the stand. He had asked Baum fa
the jury-room If he didn’t keep a “loud house.”
He had never called on Baum. That Wednes
day afternoon, when the jury adjourned, ho
went over Clark street bridge, and, after talk
ing a few moments with a juror named Beil,
went into Goodrich’s to ask for his mail, and
talked with Haven for ten or fifteen minutes.
Then he took a car and went to a butcher-shop
on Chicago avenue, near Clark, street, to get
some meat. That was a quarter alter or half
past 5. He bad seen the butcher since, and ho
recollected his having been there. He after
wards cot a cigar at the corner of Wells street
and Chicago avenue, and then took a car and
went home, arriving there at a quarter past 7.
On cross-examination, he said he didn’t know
who nut him on the Grand Jury. He had had
no trouble with Baum, and didn’t know why
Baum should single him out. He met a Mr.
Mott in the butcher-shop that Wednesday night,
as near as he could recollect.
Mr. Childs wanted to read his affidavit, but
the Coart desired to have the makers present.
As no other witnesses were on hand, and the
attorney had an engagement for the afternoon,
the matter went over until 9 o’clock Monday
The annual masquerade ball of the Germania
Maennerchor took place last evening in Brand’s
Hall, corner of North Clark and Erlo streets,
and was very largely attended by the first Ger
man people of the city, most of those present
being members of the Society. The floor was
thronged with participants, in all con
ceivable characters, many of the costumes
being verv handsome and composed of rich ma
terial. Sot a few grotesque characters were
represented, nearly all ot whom carried out
their parts so well that their antics caused a
great deal of merriment among the spectators,
who were present in large numbers and occupied
the gallery and parquettc. Dancing and prom
enading formed the chief amusement of the
earlier . portion of the evening, and
this was rendered all the more
enjoyable by being actornpanicd.by the best of
tnustc. Later ou the curtains were drawn, and
disclosed a Gypsy encampment upon the stage,
with tent, “jailer” dog, etc. The Gypsies
were impersonated by eight persons, gentlemen
and ladies, all of whom acted their part to per
fection in singing, dancing, etc., and contributed
largely to the enjoyment of the occasion. -Short
ly afterward a majority of the revelers
unmasked, # and at aoout ' midnight
the entire company adjourned to the f banquet
room, and sat down to as fine a sapper as was
ever furnished at an entertainment of this
kind, served by the Vicuna Bakery. Dancing
was resumed alter supper, and was continued
until an early hour in the morning, it is sale
to caii this oue of tiie finest German masquer
ades ever given in this city.
held its third annual masonerade inKlarc’s
Hall last evening, and it was well attended by
the members ot the Society and their friends.
The usual costumes were presented ami charac
ters represented, including a number of very
comic ones, and the affair-wus highly enjoyed by
all the participants.
met yesterday afternoon. Present: Messrs.
Shorey, Locwenthal,' Mason, Onahan, Scranton,
and Walker.
A communication from Mayor Heath asking
the appointment of the widow of Officer Mc-
Keon,*who was lately killed while in the dis
charge of his duty, to a place in the Library
was temporarily laid upon the table.
Dr. Walker offered an amendment to Art. 13,
the said amendment placing the responsibility
of the appointments of assistants in the Library
upon the Committee of Administration, anil
thus relieving the Chairmen of the standing
committees. It was, under the roles, laid over
till the next meeting.
A Special Committee, of which Mr. Mason
was Chairman, reported, recommending that
the name of .Mrs. McKeou and the names of
two other persons be placed upon the list of
substitute assistants. Xherecommendatiouwas
Librarian Poole read a communication from
Mr. Henry Lutheran, of London, stating that a
compromise had been made upon the bills for
binding the reports of the British Patent Office
for the years liSTO and ISTI, and that he had
turned over the volumes to the London agent
of the Library. 'Hie bills were originally L 55,
and were against the ante-tire Library, with
which the urcsent institution has no connection.
Tlie comoromisc reduces the bills to £2V,
.Mr. Onahan recommended that the Library
Committee purchase four certain scientific
works upon the manufacture of gas. The works
were ordered.
A resolution offered by Mr. Onahan to the
effect that the room known as the •* Directors’
Room ” be Oiled up and used as a ladies’ refer
ence room was referred to the Administration
Upon the motion of Mr. Onahan,. it was de
cided to dose the circulating department on
Washington’s Birthday, and it was also decided
to pass over the next meeting of the Board
(wnichwoufd fall on Feb. 22), Adjourned to
the second Saturday in March.
Special Dispatch to The Trtoune.
Madison, Wis., Feb. B. —The funeral of Judge
Levi B. Vilas was largely attended to-day at bia
residence by State officers. Judges of Court,
members and officers of the Legislature, munic
ipal officers, and citizens. The impressive
service of the Episcopal Church was conducted
by the Kev. Mr. Wilkinson, assisted by the Rev.
Mr. Pratt. The remains were escorted to Forest
Hill Cemetery by an extended procession of
carriages laden with officials and friends of the
family. Resolutions of sympathy to the mem
ory of the deceased were adopted by the Com
mon Council and Bar Association of this city.
St. Louis, 3f0., Feb. S.—Lorenzo Richmond,
o promising younu lawyer of this city, and a
brother-in-law of .Indue Adams, of the Circuit
Court, is supposed to have committed suicide
to-day, as he was found in his room dead, with
a bullet-hoie in his head, ami a discharged pis
tol oii tlie floor near the bed. lie was a native
of Woodstock, Vermont, ami Ins remains will
be forwarded to that piacc for interment.
Ohara, Xeb., Feb. S. —The citizens of Omaha
and vicinity have shipped a carload of Hour to
Glasgow, Scotland, for the relief of the unem
ployed and distressed in that cut. Free trans
portation was furnished to New York bv me
railroads, and by the Anchor Line steamship,
thence "toSeoti and.

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