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SARA BERNHARDT IN BUSTON.
A Humorous Take-off on the Furore in thf East over the Divine Sara. [Chic, New York.] The journey from New York to Buston was of the least exciting, though I was show. ered with delicate attentions by every one. The humble boy that conducts the service of the newspapers on the train made frequent pilgrimages to my shrine, and insisted on en dowing me with oranges, apples, confections, nuts, newspapers, magazines, at the end I know not what, which he left on my seat. M. Schwab explained to me that the poor youth was solicitous to express his admira tion of Art in the only way in which it was possible for him to express it, namely, by making me gifts from his store, and gener ously suggested that as the lad would ruin himself by his lavishness, he should insist on paying the price of the articles out of his own pocket and charge it to me. I consent, and at the last station my youthful admirer bade me farewell, exclaiming, "So-long, Sal ly." It was a cry of the heart. M. Schwab had the incident at once telegraphed to the papers of the country, but, in my opinion, destroy much of the beautiful simplicity of the narration by representing that the youth was an aged millionaire, and that instead of beenanas, apples, etc., it was diamonds, pearls and Sixes of the States Uniteds he had insisted upon conferring on me. Another incident, which shows the rever ence for Art entertained by the people Amer ican. We discover that the brakeman on our car was selling the privilege of staring the window through at me for fifty cents, to the inhabitants of the Connecticut and the Mas sachusetts. The saleratus! (Mlle. Bern hardt clearly intended to say "Le scelerat !" "The scoundrel !") If the imbeciles had on ly come to me I would have let them s'tare at me for half the money. Yet such is the way in which Art is degraded, and the Artist is robbed of her reward. M. Schwab was just ly indignated at the imposition, and went out to punish the brakeman, whom, he subse quently inform me, he shot in the neck with his pistol of pocket. Such is the code of M. le Judge Lynch on the frontier American! As we approach Buston, another delicate attention was pay me. The Mayor of the city was unable to attend and present me with the keys of the place, according to M. Schwab's previous arrangement, as he had unexpectedly to go out and see a man. But the president of the railroad send the vice president in advance to welcome me and ar range for the transfer of my baggages. He was a man of a most distinguish appearance and affable manner, and M. Schwab explain to me that he had received innumerable dec orations from the princes, etc., that had trav eled by way of this road. Indeed, so many medals, etc., have been conferred upon this gentleman, that he carry them over his arm fastened to straps of lcather. M. Scnwab told me that they were all of pure gold; I forget what the gentleman's name is, but his initials are "R. R.," for all the medals are inscribe "B. and A. R. R.," "N. Y. C. and HL R. H. R.," "N. Y., N. H. and H. R. R.," "Housatonic R. R.," and the like. When I say to M. Schwab that I had always thought the citizens American were forbidden to re ceive decorations as being contrary to Demo cra~tic principles, he point out to me that the Democratic principles had been defeated at the recent elections. It is, indeed, a droll of a country. And, eh ! it is a droll of a city, this Buston. The streets run to the cardinal points of the compass, only the compass must be like the Sacred College, which contains seventy Car dinals. The east wind blow here without re lax,* and dries up everything-even the cod fish from wuich the Joseph Cooks of New England frame their appetizing entree, the lboule do morue (ball of codfish) is dessicated. The gentlemen all walk with a stern and erect carriage. Ii. Schwab has explain to me that during the war the people of New England were so inflame of patriotism that they all swallowed ramrods in order to stiffen the backbone of the nation. He pleasants, I think, this agreeable M. Schwab. As for the ladies, they have treat me how differently from their sisters New Yorkishes! They all appear carrying spectacles, in accordance, M. Schwab has explain to me, with the reso lution adopt by the Society of Female Suff rages, to patronize me-the spectacles indi cating their affection for the apectacle (a the atrical performance). With the most deli cate flattery, too, all the plump, hideous wo men are carefully forbidden to promenade the streets, and none are allowed to show themselves who are not of my peculiar style of beauty. They are ethereal creatures, fairy-like, angelic, ravishingly lovely-like Me! M. Schwab informs me that in the High Schools the teachers of the mathematic instruct their pupils to define a line as "length without breadth, like Sara Bernhardt." I notice, however, one peculiarity of the wo men-they all wear blue stockings and india rubber coats and goloshes. The hotel of Buston is very cQmforatable. At least it was consider to be very comfort able by a prince who occupied the suite of rooms now placed at my disposal, and in reality it is, but I guard myself from saying so. It would seem, if I did, as if I admitted Royalty to the same level with Art. At the hotel I make the acquaintance of American cookery-the ball of codfish, the bread twice (Mile. Bernhardt has takenr "twioe" as the English of "bia" in '"pain bid,', instead of "brown"), the pork to the bean. Ther pork to the bean, I am informed, is only properly cooked in Buston. Eb, well, then, 1 admit frankly that when I go anywhere else I will not order it. A dramatic critic whom I ad mit to breakfast with me, gazed upon me through his spectacles, and murmured that pork to the bean was a dish fraught with the highest and most reticulated symbolism; that Pythagoras, Diodorus Siculus, Publius Maci laginus, Ralph Waldo Emerson.-I know not what he would have continue, but it was arrived the hour of rising from the table, and, extending my hand to him, I give him, in accordance with the instructions of M. Schwab, the cold shake. One thing pained and shocked me outside of measure. I had understood that the poets, MR. Long Fellow, Olivier Wendell Holmes, Emerson, and others, would call on me, em brace me on the forehead, and read odes to me, my beauty, and my genius, as Victor Hugo does in Paris. Well, not one of them came! And yet they call Buston the Athens of America! An unfortunat countertime has marred in some measure the pleasure of my visit to Buston. I was invite, in a series of resolu tions, to address the Buston Society of Fe male Suffrages, and on proceeding to the ball found the President delivering an address in which she eulogized me in ani excessive but merited manner, praising my devotion to the sacred cause of Art, to push my way in which I had declined the alluring blandish ments of the tyrant Man and .the social ties which make woman a bondslave. "We all feel," she cry herself, "that the cause of Wo man has received a powerful impulse for good from our sister's example, and proudly take her in our arms and bid the world con template that paragon of spinsters, Mlle. Sara Bernhardt, the Anna D'Ickinson, the Suzanne B. Anthony of la belle France!" I prepare to reply to this oration, and have hardly said, "My sisters, upon quitting my hotel an hour ago, I said to my son-" when, with a shriek of "Her son ! ! !" every woman in the hall has a crisis of ti nerves : shrieks reverber ate of all sides, and in less than three minutes the only evidence that the room was recently occupy is afforded by the presence of one shoe of gum, and the manuscript of a series of resolutions. I am dumb with amazement and rndignation, but M. Schwab explain to I me that the ladies present suddenly remember that they have to attend a class in M. Alcott's School of Philosophy, and therefore have to I hurry away. All of a same, they might have said "Good-bye," I have seen the historic building 3 of this interesting city. There is Faneuil Hall; and also the Uncommon-it was formerly called the Common, but the name was felt not to be adequate to the importance of the place; I was drag there, and were to say, "It is Un ion ;" and also the Old South Church, where they preserve the cradle of Mlle. Liberty, the first white child born in America; anid Biun ker Hill Monument, where Warren fell and was killed, at which I am not surprised, the distance being so great. It is, I believe, a monument to the immortal M. Georges Wash ington. With a delicate flattery exclusively American, the gamima of Boston affect to believe, when they meet me, that the Bunker Hill monument has descended to lake the air. I was ask yesterday whether I had yet visited Plymouth Rock, and, being unwilling to re veal my ignorance, replied diplomatically thatiM. Plymouth Rock had left his card on me, but I had not yet decided whether, as a single woman, it would be strictly proper for me to visit him. I added that I intended to make a bust of him. This announcement was received with manifestations of the most awe-stricken delight and admiration. My first performance was an immense suc cess. I played Pliedre, and to conciliate the severely classical tastes of the Athens of America, dressed in a mackintosh cloak, blue stockings, shoes of gum, and spectacles. The applause was immense. I am too much ex haust to describe my triumph in detail, but leave that for another letter. Agree, Mister the Redactor, my salutations the most impresseds, SARAh WILLARD BURINARD. The Author 01 Beautiful Snow. [Washington Republie.) By the way, it is time to put an end to a doubt which seems annually to afflict the pub lie mind as to who wrote "Beautiful Snow."' It has been variously attributed to Ada Clare, Clara Shaw and Billy Winter, and by Mark Twain to General Joe Hawley, but that was probably a facetious thought. It is well known to the men who frequented Pfaff's say twenty odd years ago-that Florence is the author of "Beautiful Snow." The idea was suggested by a conversation which Geo. Arnold the poet (at Pfaff's at midnight over his beer) said he had with Ada Clare, then the chere arnie of Gottschalk. Florence, quick in conception and impatient in execu tion, jotted down some lines at a side table, and after Arnold had assisted the rythm and smoothed the inequalities resulting from haste, the poem was read the next night to an applauding audience of the select few, or "oyster house critics," as the elder Bennett called them. It was suggested by Ed. House, then musical ,critic on the Tfriune, that the lines be published anonymously as the pro duction of a woman who hesitated to sign her name to a confession of shame. There was a good deal of talk then about the liason ex isting between -Gottschalk and Ada Clare, who was called the "Queen of the IBohem lans," and public opinion, wrong as usual, settled on her as the author. FASHION, FRIPPERY AND FOLLY An exchange says that Mrs Langtry wears a lovely hood made of zephyr. Perhaps she keeps it in the weather bureau. The Empress of Austria has taken to Ormonde Castle, Kilkenny, for six weeks, hunting with the Kilkenny hounds. The Baltimore Gazette accuses a lady, whose real name is Mrs Reimenchneider, of traveling under an assumed name. We don't blame her. The new style decolette is a revival of the old shape used when ladies wore what were called baby waists, the waists being cut straight across at the top. The young woman who had many suitors, and from the time she was 16 until she was 21 rejected them all, referred in her later life to that period as her "declining years." Bonnet-strings are out of fashion, says a Paris correspondent. Gather ye roses while ye may, young ladies, and wear out the white plush strings in which you look so well now. White petticoats have been abandoned and the colored balmorals are many pretty styles, cashmere and silk are the popular material, though plush is very popular. The silk skirts are generally lined with flannel and trimmed with lace. Worth, the dress-maker, has apparently at tained his apotheosiA. A little play has just been brought out in Paris in which be is rep resented under the name of "Simpson." The actor who takes the part is made up to won derfully resemble the dressmaker. Shrimps are now the favorite ornament of the ladies, pigs having had their day. Ele phants are no longer admired. Shrimps now appear in pearl and gold, coral and ruby, as brooches, bracelets, 'neck-laces, earrings, lockets, and shoe-buckles. Fur cloaks closely follow the fashions in cloaks of other materials and fabrics, and in fur-lined goods the new circular called the princess is an improvement upon the round, open garment, that was designed for the car riage or the opera, and not for thestreets. One of the most beautiful materials for an evening dress is a changeable satin de Lyon, the tints being opaline, with tints of pink and peacock blae of the most delicate shades. The reverse is of a salmon pink, matching the color shown on a changeable side of the satin. The only suitable trimming is hand some lace. The woolen fabrics of the season are as elegant in their way as are those of silk and velvet, and those of silk and wool, with all the silk thrown up to the surface, are very rich. Cashmeres are prettiest trimmed with velvets; cloth, as already said, with velvet or plush, but the prettiest fancy fabrics for trimming fine wooleV are those of wool bro. 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